Again with the not sleeping well and going to bed way too late and such. Also with the sitting around not doing much for most of the day.
I did skip my morning routine again but did spend time with my husband and then called my mother on the phone. After that it was a big scramble to get lunch on the table at a reasonable time and I dealt with a lot of laundry. Husband wanted to make paella and that meant a lot of herbs and veggies from the garden. He is very busy right now trying to save what he can since it might be freezing any day now.
After I felt too exhausted for tackling the dishes which was a mistake and then my husband and I had agreed to meet at three to repair the laser printer/copier. The problem had been that it wouldn’t turn back on when turned off in the evening. A round of internet research later I found the YouTube channel of an Australian guy who repairs printers and makes videos about it. The trick of unplugging, waiting, plugging it back in and then turning it on did work but the problem didn’t go away.
So I watched his video and after discussion a potential repair with husband (because I can’t solder) I went and ordered a replacement super capacitor. Well, I didn’t want to order it from Australia so I looked for the part on Amazon, ordered it and then realized my order would be delivered from – China. Ahem.
Husband and I were both pretty cranky and low on energy before we started but I’m proud that we only fought twice. Also, while the repair was tricky, my husband managed to rip off one of the legs he would have needed to solder the capacitor on and I almost managed to destroy the casing when we put the printer back together everything was in working order again. Yeah! The casing has a slight gap on one side but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I wanted to take more pictures but in the heat of the moment this was the only one I took:
Speaking of pictures, for those of you who read this blog through a feed reader be aware that the feed doesn’t show the pictures. I have started researching a solution to this but it’s pretty low on the list.
The repair took us almost two hours which included watching the 30-minute video and also cleaning the printer, the table it was on and moving the table with the printer to somewhere with better light. (The perils of aging include not only needing reading glasses but having poorer vision overall.)
After that I basically sat there and waited for the day to end. The other two people in the family showed up intermittently and wanted to talk or make themselves something to eat, husband got all angry when he saw at 5.30 that the lunch dishes still hadn’t been done because he had wanted to cook chilis in vinegar to preserve them. Well, I hadn’t known about that plan, and I was very, very happy that he didn’t do it in the kitchen because my asthma had a hard time dealing with the smell wafting over from the annex when he moved his operation there.
I did manage all the Chinese and watching an episode of „Storm Eye“ but went to bed a little too late again.
Today will be a normal Monday but I will get off work a little earlier, my last student canceled. The week looks less tranquil than I would have liked but then it always does, doesn’t it?