Tuesday, January 6, 2009

NEW YEAR...NEW TOY.. NEW TROUBLE !!

Oh, I was so happy with my new Broadband high speed Internet and thought .. now the office equipment is gonna be so great...until I start to print out a letter to be mailed.. Well, the little monster that puts the words to paper just acted up .. printed six letters and went back to the beginning and printed six more... and I'm thinkin' .. this ain't right !!!




So being the " fix-it" person that I am, I go into the control panel and click a few places and try it again... same stuff happenin'!! After trying to correct it several times, I go into the printer and click a few important looking things and am feeling proud of myself for being so " tech savy " so I put in some more paper and go for it again.... OH Great !! I think it's workin' !!




It printed and printed and when it got to where I could see the print... woohh ! For Pete's Sake !! It's printing sideways.. Now this really got my attention... like , something's wrong with my printer.




So I call Hewlett Packard and chat with this nice little alien and I explain what my printer was doing and he say''Yes, Mz. Huffin' we gonna fix you up here.!!! After some time of chatting he says" Mz. Huffin' let me tell you two options.. Yes and what are they? Well, Mz. Huffin' we can send you this printer we have ... and he goes into detail about this fabulous printer and we can send it to you and all you do is send back to us your old printer...Hold on there, and what this gonna cost me?? Oh Mz. Huffin' not gonna cost you... well, just a collaterol fee of $120.00 ... but wait till i finish .. when you get new printer... take out of box and put old one in same box and return to us ... if in 15 days we have recieved old printer, we refund you $120.00 ... now that just seems too good to be true... You know I'm from Missouri.. I have to be SHOWN !!




Well we had this back and forth conversation for about an hour and he was so convincing... that .. well, I now have a new printer.. Oh yeah !! I did it.








Well early ( still in jammies ) doorbell rings ... Fed-ex is at the door with my new printer... Oh Coffee !! I need Coffee..




Into this box I go and bring out this beautiful new printer with more buttons than an airplane panel... Gonna love this !!




Sooooooooo I have to pull out my computer desk and get behind there to get to the computer column... climb over allllll kind of wires to get back there.......so I do it and get it alllllll hooked up and believe it or no... it works !!
Now if I could just get my pictures to this story in the right places, I would be soooooo happy... but as you see they are all at the top and they won't DRAG.. dangit !! Can't do everything, I guess...



3 comments:

~ Donna ~ said...

LOL..... i am so proud of you Maurine... think about how far you have come! (I cant even install or hook up my printer - I have to call on Lance! )

Donna

Karen said...

Wow Maurine...what a story!
Now let's hope your OLD printer reaches them within the 15 days so you can get your $120 fee back! Wouldn't that just be a kicker!!!

Okay, now I've had that picture problem now and then and what I have to do is keep bringing it down in sections sometimes. Like pick it up, drop it after a paragraph, keep doing this till I get it where I want it.
Not sure why that happens - then again, it will drag wherever.

The html on the Blogger is very weird at times.
Right now when I compose a post it won't let me post it - an error comes up saying the commands don't match....what???? I didn't touch anything for heavens sake....so I have to check a little box so it won't recognize any commands....hmmmm. But it posts so I won't question it I guess...lol
Are we slaves to these things or what?

Anyway, just glad you are up and running.

Hugs, Karen

STITCHINPRIM said...

MANY THANKS, DONNA & KAREN:
I NEED ALL THE ENCOURAGEMENT I CAN GET. LOL
WELL, MY FRIEND HELEN, MOVED ONE PICTURE FOR ME AND DANG IF I CAN MOVE THEM. I CAN DRAG & DROP LOTS OF OTHER PLACES BUT THIS LITTLE DROP & DRAGGER JUST DON'T LIKE ME FOR SOME REASON.. BUT I'LL KEEP TRYING.. YOU KNOW MY MOTTO: " IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED,TRY,TRY AGAIN" OR EITHER KICK THE THING AND GIVE UP.. LOL

THANKS,
MAURINE