Good morning. Hope the weekend is going well.
If you would like to enter the drawing for one of these four designs, please leave your entry on this post. Initials if anonymous or no reply.
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The boxes were painted and ready for labels. Remember the first HP laptop crash and having to start over with labels on another HP? My newest one is a Dell after the second HP crash, and adjustments in color need to made again, but minor compared to the last time.
The printer is also HP (Photosmart series), less than a year old, and uses more ink than you can imagine, even on normal settings. But some times, it likes to throw out more red, then stop the red for a few lines, and then start over. Like this. Why haven't I had it replaced under warranty? Because they will only replace it with another HP and this being my third, I want nothing to do with their products. Why haven't I bought a different brand yet? Individual ink colors! I run out of yellow but have $80 of other ink still usable. Needless to say, I am so frustrated (and out of red ink again) that I don't know when or if the labels will be done. I spent two entire days printing over and over and trying to adjust colors. I think this will be the last offer for boxes. For the amount of time I put into them, it costs much more than I charge.
I have so many blank 3 box sets, large and small, and don't know if I want to bother doing Ebay to sell them, or if a good fire is in order. Sometimes I would rather incur the loss and have it over with immediately. No waiting for a buyer, no buying packing boxes, stuffing, labels, just get it done. Which is exactly the attitude I'm taking for a new printer. Just forget about the ink costs. Wait - the Animal Welfare thrift store! Perfect. I'm sure they will take the boxes. My two little square favorites are the only ones ready. I'll let you know when and if there will be a sale.
The bug that I thought was invading is not a bug. There is something wrong and it's robbing me of sleep and food, so I am crabbier than normal. I know which tests the doctor will order and that thought puts me up to Queen Crab status, and the current exalted ruler of Bitchdom.
So here we go - if you want a pear, leave a comment here. No need to give your preference in the entry, you can make that decision if your name is drawn.
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