Life has been throwing us quite a few challenges since the middle of last year, but ever since a few weeks before the holidays it's been a bit heavy on the rough side. (Go figger -- 2 married adults --me n' Rocky-- that haven't had more than 4-6 hours apart --except for one 3-day weekend-- in over 15 years in a 900 square foot house, with an Herbal Apothecary that's been breeding/growing like rabbits everynight while we sleep). But hey, things are lookin' up right? 'Like my dad always says, "It's no hill for a climber"...and climbers we DEFINITELY are (so everything IS going to be worked through or out soon!). No doubt about it (never has been and never will be)...this too shall pass :)
We finally saved up enough for a MUCH needed new printer (for new labels/packaging plans for the Apothecary amongst other printer needs), got it ordered and then, whamo, the kitchen faucet broke. In repairing it, a tiny lil' piece broke off...which we learned means we either have to replace a big piece for 'major bucks' OR spend almost the same 'major bucks' for a new faucet. (btw, if you have a pull-out spray head faucet, don't ever try to use it without the spray head and just the flexible tube! When you turn on the water the flexible tube kind of 'stands up' and does a snake dance and sprays water EVERYwhere). So I hit Google and found a faucet I wanted (and could afford...that only took about 5-6 hours) - and the printer came 2 days ago. YAY - the new printer's here!!! (right?)
Holy moly...I've been 'computing' since the late 70's and although this is a good HP (and highly rated in the reviews), it's been the set-up from Hades. I have never experienced this level of frustration on an install before (mostly because programming, workmanship and integrity have never this shoddy in the history of the world before). Just one lil piece of it...the new printer stops communicating with the computer every 4 hours or so, and I discover that if I reboot, it'll communicate again (but of course, that's after being on the phone with "tech" telling me it's my firewall and making me 'troubleshoot their way' :::eyeroll:::). Then I find it's a KNOWN problem (could have been found on the website by the tech). The fix? Is to change the settings on the 'low ink level alert' so that the 'low ink alert' only comes on when I'm printing (instead of anytime the ink is low). SERIOUSLY? What kind of friggin' idiot programmer patched up their sloppy code by associating the 'low ink alert' with the way the printer communicates with the computer? ARRRRRGGGH!
2 days, about 6 hours of sleep and I've *finally* got it working 'right enough'. I feel like I've been body slammed by a printer! (grrrrr)
Yes indeedy, I'm going to sleep now (and not setting any alarm). As soon as I wake up, I'll start catching up on all the much needed posts.
Blessings always -
Uny (and Rocky)