Thursday, December 9, 2010
Why do things have to be so complicated? Tonight, I decided I was going to really take the evening off. We've been so busy lately that it's been run, run, run. So I thought I would do a little cleaning and set up my new printer. What should have been an hour or so turned into an all evening process. First, I can't count how many pieces of tape and plastic and cardboard and foam there were in the new printer. Then there was the easy installation of the printer head and cartridges, which truly wasn't bad. But my big mistake was trying to set up the wireless connection. After an hour of frustration, I finally found this article on the HP help website about how DSL lines and the wireless printer don't talk to each other well. We followed the steps and FINALLY had the printer working, only to discover I no longer had internet on any computer in the house. I was so tired but I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep if something wasn't working properly. Well, a bunch of wasted time later, I finally figured out that Matt hadn't plugged the phone line back into the DSL. It's finally all working but my relaxing evening was gone.