Thursday, August 16, 2012

Printers, screaming, and wailing

       My printer finally died. Actually, I had been expecting it for some time, especially with its habitual ink leaking.

       But, with its death, that meant I had to begin searching for another printer. Running a business from my home office meant that I was sorely in need of a multi-purpose printer/fax/scanner and whatever else magic it might want to bring to the table.

       The printer arrived this morning and the unpacking commenced. Just the magnitude of the number of cords, cartridges, and books was overwhelming. I unpacked and set all the items in order and began the arduous task of connecting printer to computer via wireless connection.

Screenshot of Lucille Ball from the trailer fo...
Screenshot of Lucille Ball from the trailer for the film Stage Door. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
       This task is not for the faint of heart. When I researched the printer, all of the ratings agreed that it was an easy set-up. HA! HA! HA! I don’t know what printer they speaking of, but it definitely WAS NOT this one!

       After a couple of calls to my cousin in Georgia and reading and r e-reading the manuals, and having the monitor tell me one thing and the readout on the printer telling me another, I did manage to figure it out. I don’t know if I wanted to wail to Ricky as Lucille Ball would have, or whine, as Gracie would have done to George – or perhaps both. But, now I am set up via wireless to print. The fax setup may be something altogether different. I’m saving that for another day!

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  1. Oh yes the mighty printer? I sympathise with your battle to understand the dreaded operations manual? you alluded to some famous names of comedy and reminded me of one? Jackie Gleasons "Honeymooners"I was a great fan, enjoyed your post, agman

    1. Hubby and I are a fan of the old shows (for us). We love watching the Honeymooners!

  2. Donna, I am new to blogging. I too am from Louisiana (New Orleans). I look forward to following your blogs and hope to learn much from them. Blessings.

    1. Another Louisianian! Thanks for stopping by. I hope I'll see more comments from you. I'm on Google+ so please send me hollar! I didn't see a follow button on yours.


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