Did I win?
Today is Walpurgis night, or eve as we say here in Sweden. It’s a sort of semi big day here in Sweden. Big in the middle of the country less big in the rest of it. This is the day when se celebrate spring, have bonfires and choirs sing old songs to its honor. This is also the day that most likely gives us bad weather so the ones going out is drowned by rain 🙂 I’ll tell You more about it tomorrow if I remember.
I had a big battle with my printer two days ago and I’m not sure if I won or not 🙂 I was going to print out the invitation to the annual road association. I opened up Word and was just about to start writing when it suddenly said that it was impossible to reach Windows on the net and this must be a pirate copy of the program! and then it made it impossible to do anything. So I had to get the modem on my other computer start up internet and within seconds it told me that life was good and that I actually didn’t have a pirate copy 🙂 So idiotic!!!
I connected my computer to my printer and told it to print out 15 copies of what I had written. I also marked what printer it should send the text too, for some reason the computer had several different choices where it felt it could send the text to. I also marked that I wanted the text in black. Anyway, it started working and out came a paper with the most watery yellow text I’ve ever seen 🙂 It could almost only be seen in a certain angle towards the light. To my big surprise the printer then just gave me 14 white pages?! So I asked it to start printing again with the same result?!
For some reason I can’t understand the computer had switched to a printer called note to myself, what kind of printer is called that?? So I changed it back and then I found the little square that asked if I wanted to print out only the page where I actually had written something on!! Why on earth would I like 14 blank pages?? Anyhow, I double checked everything and pressed print again. It started to print!! and in black too! but not the entire letter, two thirds of it was black but the last third was sort of lined but white in between 🙂
So I checked if I actually had ink in it and it was almost full. So I took an old paper and photo copied it just to see what happened, it filled in the entire letters this time. Problem solved thought I and how stupid I was 🙂 I got just the same result again but every second paper was a copy of the old one I tried 🙂 I had forgotten to remove it 🙂 At that moment I was ready to just throw the printer on the floor and scream some 🙂 But I thought I would try it in another color just to see what happened. The invitations are now left in the mailboxes and has a deep blue color 🙂
Tomorrow is May first and a Holiday in big parts of the world, it is the workers day. Back in the days a majority of the workers were out demonstrating for better conditions in life, today most just have the day off, goes on a picnic or their summer houses. There are still a few v´brave ones though and the rest of us will watch them on tv when they send the news in the evening 🙂
Have a great day!