Monday, January 30, 2012


I bought it in Aug 1999, for $700. It has been plugged in and powered on ever since. Waiting patiently for the press of a button or a signal from the pc to wake it up and do it's magic. Well today the Xerox laser copier / printer died at 63059 copies / prints. Thats like 13 copies a day for 13 years, not bad.

 I've been using two printers for the last week or so because I can no longer purchase the preprinted invoice forms that I've used for the last 13 years. It seems that Blueline discontinued them with no replacement.When I found out the forms were being discontinued I bought all of them I could find. My supply of 400 came to an end and the Xerox printer didn't print the replacement form well. The accounting software had pre-defined forms but the printer didn't reproduce them clearly.  It was old. So I was printing invoices on my HP inkjet and everything else on the Xerox ( until it died ).

So the Xerox  has been replaced with a Brother laser copier / printer / scanner. So far I don't like the way it handles cheque printing. The manual single sheet feed doesn't seem to load the form straight and the result is a crooked cheque. I'll have to try it some more to see if maybe I'm doing something wrong. Other than that it prints and copies fast. Toner is a little cheaper with about the same yeild as the Xerox. The scanner works nice, something I have done without for many years but wished I had.

I'm going to miss the Xerox, it was one of the best pieces of equipment I had. I can only hope the brother lasts half as long. It has a monthly duty cycle of 10000.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hungry Boy

 Stars and goldfish for a snack, half a jar of baby food, bread, and two strawberries for supper. And just after he got out of his high chair he grabbed a container of apple sauce from the cupboard. He was still hungry and ate the apple sauce as well.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Not Enough

Seems that someone has complained that I haven't posted enough pictures lately. So here you go,

Saturday, January 14, 2012

28mm Day

I went for a drive to several spots today (5) and took a number of pictures. It was supposed to be sunny today but that didn't last long. Although I took all my equipment I decided to limit my self to one lens. So all the pictures are with a 28mm lens.

Silver Harbour

Headless Giant

Boulder Field
boulders from here were used to build the break wall  in Thunder Bay some 50 years ago

Bacon Island

 Mackenzie Point

Coal Pile & Pie Island

Old pier posts along the Kam River

 Hydro tower

Looking up the tower

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Funny Faces

Just some funny faces from the last couple days.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Ride

We took Dade to the Tree Farm this afternoon for a walk and a ride in his sled. We walked about 2 km.

Getting ready to go


Enough sledding

 Couple other pictures from the past week

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


As the new year starts it has been a little slow at work. Couple small jobs on the go but nothing more than a days worth of work. It's also back to having Dade a couple of times a week which means more pictures,