Sunday, December 09, 2012

Homework - whose work?

It's 10:30 in the night, and I'm printing out some pictures that D wanted for school tomorrow. Yes PRINTING - searching for pics in magazines is not the done deal anymore, as D told me a few weeks back when I was persuading her to flip a few pages and look for them.

"But everyone prints it now amma!" - she informs me.

Now I'm a complete Last Minute person, so though I had the pics ready, printing them was left to the end of the day. And what happens - today was the day when the printer decided to tell me - cartridges are not available! Not EMPTY which at least I could blame myself for not noticing, but a vague error message that I've never seen before.

How accomplished do I feel now, to have found some hitherto unknown menus (apparently holding the power key with the "X" key gives some options) - with the help of dear friend Google of course, and actually resolved the problem, by re-installing the cartridges - which was not the way explained on Google ;).  Doesn't happen very often that I win over a machine, especially when I'm desperate and having visions of what a bad mom I am, but YAY at least it happens sometimes!

Phew!! So I don't have to send D without her precious pictures and worry about what impressions I'm conveying to her teacher. What all ideals we have to live up to nowadays!!!

Will this teach me to not leave stuff to the last minute? Hmm... will have to wait and see ;).

And this will have to do for my Day 9 post ;)

22 comments:

  1. Wow ... Aparna .. This was awesome reading! Good work :D

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    1. Thanks a lot Vernon :)

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  2. Appu, share your sentiments. Always been last minute gal and v.often resent it these days. had similar such experience and grited it out. but hey, the good part is that I can see how life is fixing me!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Shreeranjani :) I agree life is trying to fix.. but still seems like it might take a while illaiya ;)

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  3. Very impressed that u sorted out the tech issue. I would have just thrown my hands up in the air and sent a sorry note to ads' teacher :) Easier way :)

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    1. hehe Aparna, don't ask, I work better under pressure ;) !!!

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  4. Most of us are adrenaline Junkies...do we want to miss the feeling by not leaving stuff to the last minute??? hmmm....

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    1. So agree with you Swathika, there's something really fun about doing things at the last minute. :)

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    2. You're a gal after my own heart Swathika :).. This is exactly what I was explaining to hubby a few days back - if I started putting away everything in it's place and keeping things perfect, where's the fun of life ;)

      But yes, on a few occasions I tend to step back and think if I could find some sort of a balance maybe :).

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    3. Aparna, you sound like my hubby..he says you need to be dynamic in life...and I can only go "aaah" :-)))
      can't say I'm very organized but I try not to leave things to the last minute..I used to be that way during my childhood, though ;-)

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  5. I am looking forward to homework! :D I am years away from it still..:D I am not a last minute person.. :( My life is too darn scheduled for my own good. Whats adrenaline? :)

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    1. Remind me to take lessons from you ;)

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  6. God bless Google. :)

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    1. Very much my thoughts too last light :)

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  7. You too? Last minute is my thing too. And you're right nobody flips through magazines. In case you can't print there are charts for every concievable topic these days. Times sure have changed.

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    1. We used to get those charts for Rs. 2, but now it seems they have moved to books for pictures, and the subjects are not as plentiful. Should remember to just take a colour printout from somewhere next time though, instead of emptying my colour cartridge :P !

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  8. I don't like DW printing things for my daughter's homework for several reasons,
    1. Kids should NOT be given homework
    2. Moms shouldn't be doing kid's work
    3. Kids should realize that sometimes homework is NOT doable and it is ok
    4. While I work for a company that sells printers, buying expensive cartridges is not sustainable
    :)

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    1. Agree with all those points Jayadeep, but to keep peace we do end up doing a lot of stuff we are not keen to!

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  9. hey Aparna,guess u must have been under a lot of pressure! I always finish them in the first few days itself..that keeps me cool.I really can't take that last minute tension!!

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    1. Hey Priya, I definitely do not have your creativity or enthusiasm :). Thanks for dropping in! And hope you are doing well!!

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  10. Good job mommy with fixing that thing!!! :) I am yet to get into HW stage but it sounds like absolute fun (kindly note the sarcasm!) :-|

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  11. Thanks Simran! And yes it is a LOT of fun ;)

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