Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Filed Under: Things That Make Me Happy

It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times. –Pearl S. Buck

It got a delivery at work today: a brand spanking new Epson LQ-590 Dot Matrix Printer. Straight from 1989. It was completely awesome!

You see, the accounting manager and I share a printer. There has been more and more overlap of times when we both need the printer. She also works at a different location, so when I need it, I have to haul it back and forth. When she told me to order a new printer, I did a little happy dance, submitted the order at the speed of light and couldn't wait for it to arrive.

I knew that today was the day. I'd been watching for the delivery man all morning and into the afternoon, with no sign of him. I practically assaulted a FedEx guy walking through the complex. As the work day was just about over and I thought that perhaps the delivery truck had been knocked over by a gang of printer stealing hooligans, I noticed a big box sitting on a table in the front hall of our offices. This box was big enough to hold a printer. I don't know when it was delivered, how long it had been sitting there, or if anyone even signed for it, but there it was. I practically giggled as I took it into my office and pulled it out of the box. It is beautiful. My favorite part is the Energy Star Logo on the front of it.

I'm going give my new baby a serious test drive over the next few days. I have to wonder if it will be quieter than the other printer? And if it will take me way too long to get it all put together and installed and printing like it is supposed to? I suppose that is all part of the fun of getting a new toy. I hope the IT guy is in early tomorrow, in case I run into any trouble.


Shay said...

Equipment and technology that actually works makes my work day a much better one too!

Enjoy that printer.

Anonymous said...

Dot Matrix .. I have at least 6 of those sitting on a shelf in the Garage between the Red Impala SS and the '68 Impala that is waiting restoration.
Could have had 3 or 4 for free.
Oil Well, maybe next time.

Jill said...

I love when you are waiting for something, and then it comes. Always so exciting. Even if it is as hum-drum as a printer...except when it's YOUR new printer and going to make life (or your job)a whole lot easier it is NOT just a hum-drum printer.
Hooray! I hope all works according as it should!

Jennifer Lovell said...

hooray for you! enjoy!