The window is dark. There is a wire running from the printer, across the top of the scanner and (in shadow) to the computer.
It is a USB cable which did not come with the printer, but we Sporks have all manner of cables, and this one was necessary to get the printer and the computer to speak to one another, although the conversation was not always cordial, and sometimes was downright rude.
The wonderful telephone support service does not operate on weekends.
The helpful CD caused a major computer crash involving hard power off, failure to reboot, and other heart-stopping episodes.
Then mysteriously and miraculously enabled the inactivated wireless signal.
A signal that went out into the universe but not into the computer —
until it did — at least for this day.
And now for the statistics, the time schedule:
11 AM Left home for computer store to pick up printer that was purchased online last night.
2 PM Unboxed, unwrapped printer and began “Getting Started” procedures.
3 PM Print head cleaning, followed by news that printer is ready to print, although not yet able to accept instruction from any device.
7 PM USB cable establishes limited communication.
9:53 PM Wireless connected.
I dare even my grandmother of the sunny outlook to find sunshine here so long after dark.