At the moment, I'm existing in this semi-haze of being awake and not being awake...
You see, I'm printing my damn wedding invitations. Which would normally not be a huge deal, as I only have to print up 35 or so, and I had the design done about two days ago. But you see, the printer apparently doesn't want me to get married, since it chose today, of all days, to start printing crookedly. Not by much, mind you, but it was off by a millimeter and it was noticeable to the naked eye.
This drove me crazy.
How could I, the closet perfectionist, send out wedding invitations that were most definitely crooked? Seriously, the thought horrified me.
So I argued with the printer, which did nothing. I then had an inane online chat with the HP people in India, which I impolitely exited out of, when it became apparent that the technician had no comprehension of either my problem or the English language. Finally, Chris dragged me out to dinner at Chili's, as I was close to destroying the printer with my rage. =)
We returned; we followed all the realignment instructions that HP provided online. Chris delicately cleaned all three paper rollers and we let them dry. And then, the moment of truth...
...the damn thing was printing straight again.
And thus, that brings you to where I am now, which is manually hand-feeding each invitation into the printer (it is partially disassembled, so I can do this), and then waiting for the ink to dry on each one. After this, response cards, which thank the lord, are going to be very easy to print. Then, RSVP envelopes. Then, addressing the actual envelopes. Have I mentioned that I really don't think I have enough stamps?
The last two steps in the procedure are to pick up the direction cards from the wedding location tomorrow, in order to include them in the invitations, and then off to the post office, to weigh the whole kit and caboodle, and buy stamps for the outer envelopes.
Do you wonder that people charge a lot of money for this?
It's not so much that it's difficult, although figuring out a nice design and font (I found a lovely one online) and layout of the wording took quite a bit of time and thought. It's more that it's tedious and time-consuming. But it saves money.... I shall keep repeating this mantra. =)
So, what is everyone else up to?