Well, today was a complete waste of time. For writing anyway. I got up this morning with the wind blowing so hard I thought it was going to take the roof off.
I made me a cup of coffee, sat down to my computer and thought about what I was going to blog about.
If there were any crickets alive in this weather you would have heard them.
Chirp, chirp, chirp.
Now it’s not often I can’t think of anything to write about. Thank the powers that be. Those powers must have been on a break this morning. Because I got nothing. Silence. Except the damn wind blowing outside my window.
So I drink a couple of cups of coffee, hoping they would thaw out my frozen mind. And nothing. Zip. Nada.
Okay, I think to myself. I’ll get dressed and maybe by then I’ll have thought of something. So that’s what I do. I get dressed and just let my mind wander, figuring that’s worked plenty of times before. Letting my mind wander has been good to me in the past for coming up with something.
I sit back down at the computer thinking to myself, well if I can’t come up with something to write, I’ll do some other paperwork I need to get finished. So that’s what I do. I get the paperwork all done and hit print. Annnddddddd…….. Nothing.
You got it. My printer wouldn’t print. Damn it! Now what!? I need these papers printed so I can give them to the government agency I’ve been dealing with for months. It has to be done today, because they have to be given to this government agency tomorrow. I just put brand new ink cartridges in the printer last week. So I take the next few hours and can’t get the darn printer to work. It. Just. Won’t. Print.
I go online to the manufacturer website and they are no help. I do everything they tell me to do. Won’t work. They suggest taking it someplace to have it fixed. Yeah, right. Um, no, that is not going to happen. This printer is years old and it would cost more to fix than if I bought a new one. So guess what? Yup, off to Walmart, because they are the cheapest. I buy a nice brand new Canon printer and now have to set it up. Easy, peasy.
In the meantime the damn wind is blowing along with snow now. Yeah, fun times here in Canada land. The wind kicks up to 80 mph gusts. Wipes everything off my porch. The neighbors flashing comes off their house and blows in my back yard. A good strip, about 10 foot long piece is against my back fence. The snow pellets are blowing hard and I can hardly keep my footing. I drag the chairs and table back up to the porch and look at that long piece of flashing and say, the hell with it. Fight against the wind to get in my front door and tell myself, I am NOT going out in that again today!
So now here I sit, nothing written that I wanted to write. Hey! I do have this post though. I suppose that’s something. It’s late afternoon here now, so you know what I think I’m going to do for the rest of the day? Yup, you got it!