I am giving myself a big pat on my back, stretching, stretching because today I unpacked, set-up and installed a wide-carriage Pro9000 Mark II Canon printer all by myself. And since there is no one else around to tell...I am blogging about it. You know when you do something out of the ordinary, and I do mean out of the ordinary, you feel the need to tell...well that is what I am doing...telling.
Now understand, that was NOT in the plans for today, but necessity rose it's ugly head and I just decided to dive in. Yesterday I printed several of my calendars in preparation for the sale this weekend, before I ran out of ink...darn. So this morning, out the door pretty early, down to my local Office Depot to stock up on paper & ink with coupons in hand. (kinda like over the river and thru the woods). Went to work as soon as I got home by adding new paper to the printer and changing out the empty ink cartridge (mine are individual ones), not all in ones. I have a PIXMA Canon printer that I have had several years and loved it, always did a great job. Well, something happened and the dreaded Error Code 5200 appeared on the screen. After looking thru the manual, yeah it's so old I had a manual, not the on-line manual that you have now, I discovered the Error Code meant printer carriage problems....not good. Looked on-line and found some remedies, tried them, didn't work. Oh crap, now what do I do?
Well, I bought myself this brand new Pro9000 Canon printer a while back in anticipation of cleaning out the study and setting it up in there. Well, needless so say, the study still sits in squalor, so the printer still sat in its box. But now my trusty old one stopped working and I have these calendar and card pages to print. Now it's hand wringing time....walked across the street to grab one of the young boys to give me some help carrying this BIG box down the stairs to set up in the kitchen. The study is not going to magically clean itself up so I am forced to set this baby up in the kitchen while all this printing is taking place, right next to my laptop that has a spot on the kitchen counter as well. No one at home...drats. So, I gently, I mean gently dragged the box down the stairs, scooted it along the floor into the kitchen, opened the box on the floor and then hoisted it up onto the kitchen counter. My sweetie always taught me when lifting something heavy use your legs, not your back and it worked. Up on the counter. Now unwrap all the stuff, strip off all the orange tape, gently unwrap the printer carriage, read, read, and read some more...don't want to do anything wrong. I am dragging this out way too long...jumping to the end, I was successful. I even managed to take the USB cord off of the old printer and old computer and re-use it on the laptap and the new printer (with no instructions). That's what I mean ladies and gentlemen, a big pat on the back.
And here are just a few "out-takes" from the photo shoot the other day. These are my grand-kids and poor Bailey was having a heck of a time...too sunny, too windy, but we did get some good ones for the family shoot.
Back to printing....have a good week!!
"Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch." ~ David A. Schmaltz
Until next time....