The more you do, the more you'll do.
Oy, am I tired. I spent the day exchanging printers. I haven't had a printer that worked for over a year. There have been so many printers through this place I can't remember the number. The latest new printer was not compatible with the new computer so I had to buy a newer new one. Friday was "uninstallation" day. There ought to be a better word for that. How about "outstallation"? Why not? People say "outro" as opposed to "intro."
Yesterday was INstallation day. That meant unplugging the old printer and taking it to the basement. Getting the new one out of the box and making sure all the parts were there. Holding the big heavy thing in my lap while I squinted through a magnifying glass with a flashlight trying to read the tiny numbers from the bottom and write them down so I wouldn't have to do it later with a phone in my hand. I also crawled around and made certain of the computer numbers.
As I opened the package with the instructions I was thinking about the remark I heard recently of the typical man who thinks he can put together the barbecue without reading the instructions. I guess I am not the typical man. I read the instructions and they made no sense whatever.
So I called HP. Naturally I got a chap with a difficult accent, but he was patient with me and I with him. Together we got the hardware up and running. First the cartridges wouldn't go in, then they did. Then it wouldn't take the paper, then it did. Then it wouldn't print, then it did.
At last we got to the software part. That meant more crawling around on the floor plugging, unplugging and replugging. Getting down and crawling is hard if you're 71, but getting back up is even harder. It's very undignified. He had to run me through all the steps because, for some reason, he couldn't get control of my computer. That took hours. At one point my phone fell apart. The battery fell out onto the floor. I thought I would have to call back and start all over with someone else but when I pressed to get the dial tone he was still there. Don't ask. Now I'm laughing.
I clicked all the OKs, NEXTs, AGREEs, ACCEPTs, and CONTINUEs and finally got to the one that said FINISH. I then printed one of my pages just to make sure and out it came fast and neat. I've written two novels and a bunch of stories and for the past year or so I've been unable to print any of them. That's what this is all about.
Now I'm very tired and very sore, and I'm looking forward to a Sunday of no heavy lifting and no crawling around on the floor like a mad man and that's that. Who knows, I may even do some printing.
DB - The Vagabond
Hitch up the teams.
What teams do the following letters represent?
1. A & C
2. B & B
3. G & S
4. GB & GA
5. L & H
6. LR & T
7. M & L
8. P & T
9. PP & M
10. RR & DE
11. R & M
12. W & F
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