Charlie Needs Invoices

Actually Charlie needs to print invoices. For some reason he has an aversion to hand-writing invoices.

Our invoices are simple.

If it meant getting paid or not, I would write them.

This computer is so dusty it’s an allergy attack waiting to happen.

Charlie really only needs a computer for his invoices but he’s been using a desktop computer in his little office since at least 2000 and maybe longer.

The computer tower still sits on the floor.

The computer won’t get on the internet any more but that’s not the actual issue.  He can use his phone for internet access. Charlie needs to print invoices for when he goes out to music gigs.

Charlie will now work on a laptop.

So I figured out a way to take his invoice templates off the old computer and onto one that’s slightly newer (only 10 years old) by transferring them to a thumb drive then downloading them onto the newer laptop.

The old clunking printer

Recently the printer, also a dinosaur, won’t print; it just goes clunk.

New computers don’t hook up this way.

It doesn’t matter really because its cable is so archaic that there’s not a compatible port on the laptop.

The HP Envy is being delivered Friday.

So now we’re left with buying a new printer.

We bought a new mouse, too.

Yea! The cheaper solution.

Are you tech savvy or do you need a guru?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Charlie Needs Invoices”

  1. Those are pretty ancient. Printers are pretty cheap nowadays. I haven’t gone the laptop route but I’m on my third desktop. Often I wish I had a nearby teenager to help me.

    1. I use a computer at work so I’m more up-to-date than Charlie however I have a computer guru who fixes everything so I only know how to drive it, not fix it. Same with the car. Jo

  2. WOAH that printer connection cable cracks me up! a true dinosaur! Glad you were able to make some headway with the laptop, and the new printer and mouse are beauties. I’m pretty tech savvy but my husband works in IT so it’s ALWAYS nice to get his opinion and help on stuff.

  3. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and invest in new technology. It feels good to have nimble, new stuff! I have that same mouse (for several years now) and I love it. Eric is my own personal computer geek … I’m very lucky.

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