.... and although it was chilly first thing (3c) it's not at all bad now.
The bird feeders are very busy this time of the year, and a recent addition to our collection has proved very popular indeed. I managed to source some peanuts on the net after searching locally with very little success. Hopefully this big sack will keep us going through the rest of the winter.
I finally solved the problem of the Ricoh 3800 hdd last night. In the end it proved to be the size of the drive that was critical to the copier functions, but not the printer. So any IDE drive from 20GB upwards seemed to keep the printer happy, but the copier section is unable to recognize anything except for a 40GB drive. Fortunately I still had a 40GB hdd in the back-up XP computer, so that has been transferred to the 3800. Spare 40GB drives are available very cheaply on Ebay, so I plan to pick up a spare to keep in the cupboard as insurance. Changing the drive is a very easy process - I'll endeavour to add something about it to the 3800 page in due course.