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The Old Geezer
Please Excuse My Absence

I have not blogged since July of 2015 due to the fact that my Lovely Wife was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer. A new case of breast cancer which has metastasized and gone to her bones, mainly her back. She had a mastectomy of her left breast which showed the type of cancer that was in her bones. She has been taking an oral med. every day and she has a port under her skin to receive a liquid med. She has gone through one round of radiation treatments to stop some pain in her back. That gave her GERD and the med for that was nasty tasting. The bone cancer has caused the vertebra in her lower back to pinch her left sciatic nerve causing her pain, numbness and foot drag. She also has skin cancer that has only been partly addressed.

I have been busy taking care of her as the treatments have left her weak and sickly. She can not drive so I have to drive her to her appointments and treatments. I also have to do all the cooking and most of what cleaning we do. So I do not have a lot of time for blogging. However the installment of the review of the Schaeffer Ultrafine 0.3mm pencil marks what I hope will be a new review every month. However some of my future reviews may seem familiar as they may be a review of a pencil or pen that I have reviewed before just in another size due to my limited collection of writing instruments and the economic state of our nation.

I am grateful to George Fox for wanting me to do a review of another one of his pencils. I think that as a reader of my humble blog, may fine of interest as the Schaeffer Ultra Fine is a very unusual pencil.

So please excuse my absence and as a reader of my humble blog I hope that you enjoy the review of this unique pencil.

Coming Soon...

Thank you,

The Old Geezer.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lexmark 100 XL Ink

When my old printer/copier/scanner became to expensive to buy ink cartridges for I went shopping on-line for a new one.  This time I wanted one that was also a fax.  I was also looking at one that had individual ink cartridges for the colors!  I hated running out of one color in a cartridge while there was still ink of the other 2 colors in the cartridge and having to go out and buy a new cartridge!  What I found was a Lexmark Pro 200 series that fit the bill and didn't break the bank!  It has been a great machine but now it's time to think about finding some replacement cartridges!  In comes Viking Direct. 
They seem to carry ink and toner cartridges of all kinds!  And sure enough they sell just what I'm looking for!  Lexmark 100 XL ink cartridges!  The XL cartridge differs from the standard 100 series cartridge in that it's high capacity.  The black XL is a double capacity cartridge, which makes sense because it's the highest usage color.  Viking has them in stock and ready to ship so when the time comes for a replacement cartridge or 2, I know where I can find just what I need.


Hans said...

I wanted to disagree with you on pens and pencils. But guess what? - You don't write about them anymore. Why? Your blog was interesting at times, funny, passionate about pens. But now all is about sponsored links, product placement, camaras and printer ink. Please, please get back at the passion, write about pens!

Penelope said...

Hear hear, Hans. Couldn't agree more.

Rory Fugerson said...
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Mary said...

I agree. Lexmark is quite underrated unless you try to use this. It is helpful to read honest reviews on Lexmark products so you can get a glimpse of its quality.

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