Oh, the anguish.
The good news: it's some sort of a defect in that model, and the company is going to replace the print head for free. This may mean that the colour printing will start looking halfway decent finally (no matter how often I told it to clean the print heads, any printed image had lines all through it).
The bad news: it's too heavy for me to haul around the city (oh, the woes of the car-less), so it was up to Chris to get it down to the nearest authorized store, and he's in the middle of mid-terms and finals, so even though it stopped working a week ago Thursday, he only had a chance to bring it down a couple of days ago. And the guy said it'll take a week for the thing to be fixed. So I have to go at least another five days with no printer.
I almost went out and bought a new printer, just so I won't have to wait. But we still have several ink cartridges for this one, which weren't cheap.
So I'm having to do my group crits on lined paper while reading off the computer screen, and I couldn't give my resume to someone important because for some reason e-mailing it to myself screwed it up and it was unprintable where I could have printed it, and I can't continue several of my projects because they require stuff that is on my computer to be on paper.
Every now and then, life enjoys throwing us these little lessons, eh? 'This is what it's like to not have x.' Just so we don't take it for granted. Okay, I'm not taking my printer for granted now. Can I have it back?
Well, imagine how it must have been for the Spartans.