happy friday
friday 26 july 2013

Yay! Not only is it the start of the weekend, but I've had a tiny bit of good luck which has made me incredibly happy...

But first: the context. My printer died last week. I've ordered another one, but I'm not sure when it will arrive and I desperately need to get just a few more postcards printed for the postcard exchange group that I host. I won't bore you with the gruesome and painful details...

An online print shop with a very robust web site said they print postcards (and banners and posters), but they actually don't print anything except letter size. of course, I had to jump through several flaming hoops to find that out. yeah, the burns hurt a bit.

So then I tried to print my postcards at the day job. Unfortunately, the printer there went into conniptions. Fortunately, I did not permanently damage the printer when I kicked it.

At this point, despair has set in. I might actually have to go out and talk to actual people in a real life copy shop to get my postcards printed. You probably don't know this about me, but I am phobic about talking to strangers. So, anxiety is high.

And then, last night, as I was going to bed, I turned on the old broken printer. Every time I turn it on, it wastes ink going through it's cleaning phases, but what the heck, right?

And the printer turned on like normal. huh? no flashing yellow light? So I plugged it into the computer. still no flashing yellow light. well, it won't print anything... I keyed up my postcard file. And it printed a page! And then another page!

HA! I printed all the postcards I needed! And then I printed a Swap-Bot letter that's due on saturday! And then I was tired and I turned it off and went to sleep!

It will probably never print again, but I got the stuff I needed... so that printer is definitely going to heaven when it dies!

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