We picked up K’s glasses this afternoon. Here’s a rough transcript of the three hours that followed:
“Oh, wow! There’s writing on the buildings across the street!”
“Eema! Look at those clouds! They’re amazing!”
“Hey, our house is nice!”
And the winner of the gratitude award:
“It’s so awesome to be able to see!”
In other news, I’ve purchased a writing curriculum that I’m really excited about. It’s only available in PDF format, though, so I have to take care of printing and binding. I investigated having them printed and bound at a copy shop; the price made me reconsider, so today I printed the materials myself.
Despite the fact that our printer doesn’t do automatic double-sided printing, it was going pretty well for a while. Then I noticed that the printer had somehow skipped a page, and now the page numbers on the two sides of the pages didn’t match up properly. I had to reprint at least ten percent of the document.
Instead of binding I decided I would just use a 3-hole punch and put it all in a 3-ring binder with dividers. Thankfully I had bought a punch with a 50-sheet capacity back in April (the better to punch large numbers of math drills, my dear.) So I began punching holes, one 50-sheet pile at a time.
Then I noticed that the page numbers weren’t sequential. “Why is only page fifty missing? Shouldn’t there be two pages missing since they’re all double sided?” I wondered aloud. There should have been two pages missing, but there weren’t… which meant all of the subsequent pages were the wrong side up. I had to turn the pages over and punch the other side, which is why my print job looks about as professional as a cake decorated by a five-year-old.
In the end, I figure it took me three hours to get everything done. In future I should probably get these things printed at a copy shop and save myself the time, hassle, and sub-par results. Either that, or I need a new printer that can do automatic double-sided printing.
That’s what I’ll do. I would order one online right now if it weren’t for my stockpile-loving husband. At his insistence we always have at least three spare cartridges of each colour ink so that we never run out, so now I have to wait until we use up all that ink before buying my new printer.
It shouldn’t be too hard to burn through our ink reserves. After all, I still have a 263-page document to print. It’s double sided, so that will probably require a whole lot of reprinting. At this rate, I should have no ink left by next week.