Thursday, January 29, 2009

The socks are done! The socks are done!!

Yes, finally, the socks I started last October are finally finished. I knit up a storm yesterday afternoon/evening and finished the mate. Now, what do I do?? Work on the hibernating Modern Quilt Wrap? Work on the scarf? Start more socks??
Photo to come later.

Monday, January 26, 2009

yea me!!!

I did it!
Also overlooking the easy, obvious choice:

uninstall the printer
reinstall the printer, making sure laptop is on and connected to network

printed, twice!
Now, do I dare to turn off either computer? or even the printer??
Because if I do, will it all work when I turn them back on? and in which order do I turn them on??

So, now, hopefully this blog will go back to knitting and not computing.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Missing Stephanie

Well, I have been cruising all over the internet and I cannot find a crockpot site like Stephanie's :( I really miss her Crockpot 365 blog. I am making the Pasta E Fagioli for dinner, it smells really good!
More bad news: that darn printer is still not working. I am going to give up. I can always print from the desktop, so I will let it go....
Good news: I have been knitting fast and furious on the Ampersand sock. Finished the gusset today and now I just have to knit on down the foot!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Finally, knitting

Yes, I have turned the heel on the mate for the Ampersand socks!
but the printer still won't work.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

and now.............

the printer won't work. uuuuggggghhhhh

print from desktop - check
print from laptop - no check
print from laptop via desktop - check
print from desktop via laptop - no check

I don't think it is a mcafee issue, though, you never know.
This is a "print spool service not working" issue. I did find
out how to re-set it, which I have done 2 times. But I can't
seem to figure out how to make it work correctly.

I think it is 5 o'clock somewhere.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Still with the computer not working.....

STOP THE PRESSSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it was McAfee firewall, I had to allow incoming from the trusted laptop :)

Ok, it's been almost a month since I set aside the non-connecting issues between the laptop and desktop. I decided to try again today. not good.

Here is what I've found out, with some help from sister's husband:

I am able to ping the laptop from desktop
I cannot ping the desktop from the laptop
I can ping the router from the laptop

In the meantime, I'm still not knitting that other sock or the scarf. I am reading "Inkheart".

Also, son #2 won his hockey tournament this past weekend :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

-25 cold day

No school today due to frigid wind chill temps.
son #1, who we have to DRAG out of bed every morning for school...waltzes downstairs at 7, makes himself comfortable on the couch and refuses to go back to bed UUGGGHHH
son #2, comes into my room, sees that I'm still in bed and says "mom, we're going to be late for school, get up" :), no school today, go back to bed!
no, they both plant themselves in front of the tv.
Meanwhile, I have to go to the bank and go grocery shopping! Also, I hear that we may get 7" of snow tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cold Cold Cold

Oh bother, time to move to Florida, or maybe just a vacation. I'm tired of this cold and snow and wind. Well, if I make it through the rest of the week, maybe the rest of the winter won't be so bad. HA, this is Michigan, this is just the beginning of winter.
Anyway, finished my 2nd book, and still the sock sits there. I also cast on a new scarf, Ruffles, but that is going to take FOR-EV-ER. So, I won't even worry about finishing it anytime soon.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Out of the gates........

So, I finally cast on the mate for the Ampersand sock AND I started a new book, Water for Elephants. It's ok, nothing I can't put down and walk away from each night (unlike the Twilight series).

Back to work and school today. We survived, wonder how tomorrow will be??

Friday, January 02, 2009

Time to 'fess up

Ok, so here is what I've been doing for the past 2 weeks.

Banging my head against the computer!! I don't know what else to do!!

As I posted previously, I have a new mini netbook, HP 1035nr. I was able to do something, don't ask me what, or to do it again, but I am able to see the laptop from the desktop (aka access the files). This is great! It took me a week, but somehow, the stars lined up, I hit the wrong, or right box, and they connected.

But, I really, really, really, want to be able to sit at the laptop and see the desktop. Can anyone help me figure this out?? I have been emailing HP, but with no luck, nobody can point me in the right direction. I have been all over the internet, it seems lots of people have this problem, but nobody can tell them how to fix it.

This has taken up DAYS of my vacation and it bothers me that I cannot figure it out. Can anybody help me????