I cannot even begin to describe the happiness I felt when my HP deskjet all-in-one printer arrived last evening. I was waiting all evening for the delivery guy to come by. My older son was wondering why I was so anxious. “What are you waiting for, amma? he asked me. “Printer,” I said. “You are waiting for a printer?” he asked not understanding it one bit.
I don’t think I can explain it either, why I was waiting so anxiously for the delivery.
At about 6.30 pm the package arrived and in less than 20 minutes I had set it all up. I usually stay away from most electronic gadgets and wait for the husband to work on setting it all up. But this time it was all up to me.
Believe me when I say this – the satisfaction of setting it all up was so immense. I felt like I’d scaled some mountain.
I quickly tested the printer by printing a page and knew I’m all set.
Why is this so important you must wonder. The sense of power this instilled in me was tremendous.
I stopped working from an office set up almost five years ago. I have since then been working on different projects, but none that required me to step out of my home. I was getting so sedentary and comfortable with my environment.
Printing anything meant I would email it to the husband who would get it from his work place. This was a great system until I realised how silly it was. I must admit that while I wanted to buy the printer on my own without any help, I did ‘consult’ with the husband before placing the order.
For me getting this printer is so much more than it just being a gadget. It made me feel alive and in control.
I’ve spent a good portion of my writing time morning just printing things. The whirring sound that the printer is making is truly music to my ears.
Here’s to all of us finding that one thing that makes us feel alive.