Since we're still in the midst of this way earlier than usual breakup, the only sane Saturday option was to stay inside.
I puttered away on the technical front - I managed to get our new D-Link wireless print server up and running. The wireless print server allows me to print from Ping anywhere in the house. Very handy indeed.
However, in the process I discovered that the USB port on my old HP Photosmart 1215 seems to be non-functional. This is an issue because the wireless print server connects to the printer via a USB connection. I tried every trick in the book with no luck. Right now, I'm using my little portable printer. But, tomorrow I'm going hunting for a new printer. sigh...Tech stuff is never easy or inexpensive.