January 18th, 2008

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Found Freud

Since it's Friday, I'll share some found items, but first, an update on my checkbook balancing efforts. After spending much of the afternoon working through the remainder of my bank statements, I came up with an amount which, taking into account outstanding transactions, is still about $250 less than what the bank believes I have.

So I'm going to take some advice from The Nature Lover, who said that when she has a similar problem, she just gives up and accepts the bank's balance, resolving to stay on top of things from that point onward. So that's what I'll do. Next time a bank statement arrives, I'll try to sit down with it within a week.

In other news, my poor Canon Powershot S400 is sick again. While it functioned perfectly all through the holidays, yesterday when I turned it on, I saw nothing but black. After The Gryphon walked me through some possible easy solutions, we determined it must be something internal. What's more, it's a problem that Canon is familiar with and has posted an alert about it on their site. I called technical support, and they'll be e-mailing me a packaging label to use when I send it to them, where they will fix it at no charge.

Until then, I guess I'm back to either a camera phone or using actual film (so old-school!).

Today's found items all have a somewhat Freudian bent.

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