Having Printer Problems
printer went on the fritz. Its the printer that works
with my computer, by the way, and where the heck did "on
the fritz" come from anyway? I had Herman call the local
computer store, which had a whole domino effect of further
phone calls. You see, the local computer store doesnt
fix printers. Ultimately, Herman was told he would have to
contact the manufacturer, which in this case is Epson.
store referred Herman to the Epson Website, where he found
the number to call for my particular model printer. The reason
I like this printer so much is because it is compact, quiet
and makes terrific copies of any document I print. I also
had just gone on line and stocked up on printing ink. My stock
of ink is probably worth twice what the printer cost, but
has anybody checked the cost of ink cartridges lately? I got
a terrific deal online and so I really stocked up.
its called Murphys Law. When you do everything
possible to make a good deal and then the deal breaker breaks.
So, basically, I really wanted this printer fixed. After Herman
spoke to Epson tech support, and after they tried to talk
him through fixing it, they finally gave us an address where
to send it for repair.
heres the next big kicker. We go to the post office
to send the package to Marcy, NY (which isnt too far
west of here, near Utica.) But the postmaster tells us that
all mail is routed through Springfield, Massachusetts (far
EAST of here) first.
usually saves every piece of packing materials weve
ever received for just this kind of emergency. Alas, this
box and packing went the way of "Moishe Pipik,"
as my Jewish mother would say. In other words, it disappeared.
So, we found a box, stuffed it full of crumpled newspaper,
and sent the printer on its way.
interim, Herman hooked up his all in one printer, copier,
scanner, which is enormous and which I hate, because it is
so big and bulky. But it works.
I mentioned to you guys that I HATE change? Im not good
at getting used to new things. Its something about the
way Im built. Ill let you guys know when the printer
comes back and all will again be right with my world. See
ya. (As of the publication of this column, my printer
is home and working well. Yay!)
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"