I retrieved my new printer today at Jeanne’s house. The kids were happy to see me, and Arianna kept shaking her head “no” and wanting me to stay when I got into the truck. She makes me melt.
The installation turned out to be a little easier than the directions. I think the problem is that they write one manual to cover so many computer systems, and it drives me crazy to keep having to page back and forth. I think I will like having the capability of copying and scanning. I still wish I could just have my Lexmark All in One back (2003 model). It was easy and straightforward, with a minimum of buttons to press and lights to light up. And since there was no fax capability I didn’t have all those buttons in the way. This is a good compromise though, and more to my liking than any other brand I’ve looked at.
This is just another example of “every new model is more complex and does way more than you need”. One of these days someone in the high tech kingdom will get an inspiration that maybe some folks just don’t want all the crap, but just might pay the same price for the streamlined equipment. I know I would.
I stopped by the library to pick up a book that I had requested, and got 3 more CD’s, one of which is Cuban music that I’m listening to now. When I was a young child my dad had a record player and lots of old 78’s that he cherished. I remember that at least a couple of them were latin music, and as I got older recognized the rhythm of Cuban rumba. I loved it then and love it now. What amazes me is that my father, who was more German than anything else, loved it as well. He also had lots of classical music which he played for hours on Sundays.
Now I have to clean up the mess from the printer box and pick up all those little pieces of blue tape they use as well as all the plastic bags. The test page worked ok, so I’m hoping that the printer will work as well when I need it to.