Monday, March 03, 2008

Christmas present

I know it's March, and here I am chatting about Christmas. Well, I don't know if this makes it better, but I'm talking about the Christmas that just past, not the one coming up in 9 months. I know I'm late, but it's taken me awhile to discover the true joy of what I got from my hubby 3 months ago...

The background to this story is that my husband really likes to get Christmas lists from me. Very specific Christmas lists. Not just what I would like, but specific brand names and colours, and where he can find it (meaning what store, what shelf, etc.) I, on the other hand, don't really like making these lists. I hate asking for things and I honestly feel like I have enough all ready.


I guess we've learned to work with each other and I actually had thought of something that I wanted. A scanner. A very simple one. Just something that I could use to scan in layouts I make or old pictures I want to keep or whatever I may find that I think should be saved electronically.

Brad jumped all over this. Not only had I given him an idea, it was a gadget. I was giving him permission to go gadget shopping.

I didn't really realize what I'd done until I opened my gift at Christmas and saw the biggest scanner I've ever seen. What I opened was a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL.

Yes, it's as big as it sounds.

While I loved the idea and was very grateful, I really thought it was more than I needed. I was just looking for a simple scanner, and this behemoth wouldn't even fit on my desk.

Unfortunately, before I could return it, Brad had ripped open the box to get a closer look.... there went the return option.

So, jump ahead a few months, the house is all unpacked and set up, life is returning to the routine we had established before our house fire, things are good. Then I look over at the enormous scanner perched precariously on my desk. I haven't even set it up. Sure, maybe it's more than I need, but it's not going to get any smaller now is it?

So, I set everything up and had an inaugural scanning ceremony, and guess what? I love it! I've been scanning everything I can get my hands on.

I don't know if I needed a scanner this big, but I guess that's what Christmas is all about, getting something you wouldn't buy yourself.

So, moral of the story, I guess I should just be quiet and be grateful. Brad had fun shopping for it and I really do find it quite handy.

So, here it is, my awesomely huge and extremely handy Christmas present:


scrappaleica said...

hey that scanner looks great!

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

It really is great. *blush*
Should've got using it much sooner than now...

Janine Wahl said...

I wish I had a good scanner like that. I am jealous! hee hee

But I totally get that man/gadget shopping. They jump at that chance and the great thing is they figure it has to be "the best or nothing". This worked in my favor as well, it got me a wicked great Wacom tablet. Woo hoo!

Good on ya girl!