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Dances with Ingrates

Brian came back from his trip to Herndon last week with a new new laptop. He was annoyed because he had just fixed his old new laptop (two months old? maybe three) the way he wanted it and now he would have to start all over. He was aware of where this "problem" lay in the grand scheme of things but it didn't stop him from moaning about it. Then he asked me to reconnect the printer.

Bloody hell! My week was all HP and the Wireless Fandango as I tried every trick I knew to get that thing installed. I was very pleased with myself when I finally a) got the drivers working and b) put the rest of the machine and network back together. I know you won't believe what a convoluted and bizarre process this was because I myself lived it and I don't believe it, either. Of course, Brian was too busy whining about the inconvenience of having the new machine to manage an expression of thanks. It's like being at work except no one brings donuts. And I get a really great parking spot.

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dragonfly1867
Jul. 29th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Brian's going on a business trip starting August 3rd for a week, and I am toying with the idea of a trip to Columbus. Much of this hinges around trying to go to the Japanese shopping plaza--does Victoria have any interest in Sanrio/Hello Kitty/Japanese Books/Really good brown rice sushi? I'm still not really sure about me and two kids in a small Saturn with only a tape deck for two hours, but do you have any interest in organizing a meeting in real life get-together (that involves the Japanese store in Kenny something or other shopping plaze)?
koralleen
Jul. 29th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Oh man! I have great interest but that's when we're going to be in NC. We leave on the 5th and get back the 13th. Dang.
slightlymadmom
Jul. 29th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
If you are going to the outerbanks, let me know. that would be too weird, as we will be there for a subset of that time.
koralleen
Jul. 29th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
We are crossing the state while Brian does site visits, ending up near Wilmington to hit the beach for a couple of days. I don't think any of the places are near the outerbanks, we'll be west and south of you. Have fun!
slightlymadmom
Jul. 30th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Thanks, you too! I've heard that NC is a beautiful place (we've only seen our relatives near Raleigh).
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slightlymadmom
Jul. 29th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Sign of the times
I thought that's why she did it that way...but I will admit it took me a long time to think of the other HP.
mommyrex
Jul. 29th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Sign of the times
I only did after your post. Yay, I'm the densest! What do I win?
koralleen
Jul. 29th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Sign of the times
Heheh, it's as if I had planned it that way!
slightlymadmom
Jul. 29th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
Guess this was the world's way of making sure you were doing sysadmin work during the week of sysadmin day. So, belated happy sysadmin day for Friday!
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