Problem 1 was disassembling the units and getting them home. (harder to do when the are not in the neat flat boxes--and hard because they were so heavy.)
Probem 2 –reassembling (I had to take apart my old computer desk to have room to assemble the new one, and the desk is big, awkward to move and more awkward to turn right side up (it is easiest to assmble upside down) and heavy.
These problems got resolved LAST summer.. and the basic desk was assembled and put in place
Problem 3 was finding the hardware needed to add the half round extension. (since it normally come packaged with purchase, and while it can be purchased at customer service seperately, finding the name and part number of the individual components is not easy.)
After everything was assembled, and I was plugging thing back together, (neater and more organized, and labeled) I discovered that my monitor cable was about an inch to short—and I needed to disassemble and find something to raise the CPU up and inch--(a temporary fix is in place. A long term fix is needed.)
So I am not sure if I want to install the table top extension before I get a permanent fix, (because its a real PITA to access and plug stuff into the CPU with the table top extention in place-) but since the table top extension is where the printer is going to be—with out the extension, no printer.
I won't go on...but it amazing how a little project becomes a big one—-I could set the printer up in a less convenient location—but the cable for the printer isn't long enough to do that, either. And I still haven't moved the swing arm lamp...
Did I mention, it was 90+° (Wednesday and Thursday) and, Oh, yeah might as well get the floor cleaned and rescue all the stuff that is fallen under the desk, and organize all the extra cords (so many and never one the right size!) and power supplies.
Some extra hardware was gifted to a friend (a USB hub—my current computer has 6 ports (my old one had 2, and 4 port usb hub was needed) —and some got thrown out. (a non optical mouse) and ...endless sorting and organizing went on.
Still on the list, is the wireless router, to make a wi-fi network –and the lap top more useful. I consider myself lucky that I am skilled enough and comfortable enough to do this all myself—I am not a great network engineer, but I can (and do) muddle through, and eventually make things work! (I've never actually been a network engineer, but just someone who has been willing to help—and all my knowledge is second hand.--I know hardware very well, and software very well, but my networking skills are only so so))
So after hours of work, I have a somewhat improved computer desk, but not a completed work station. Still, its is 90% better than it was.
Needless to say, I haven't done much knitting! My yoga socks have a heel hole—but I still need a few more inches of instep.
I do have 1 new skirt-- a new, new one—not an old one mended or altered to make it usable again. And I have a mended skirt too, (it was in need of mending –a simple seam to be sewn--for more than 3 years)
There is still have a big pile of mending/altering/repairs to do.
Plus I have the yoga mat bag to make—to go with the socks—that is another green—not exactly the same green as in the yarn—but close.
When I was young—I had energy enough to do all this, take care of family, and work full time. Now, I am overwhelmed by the list--and actually doing the work?!
My current computer is my fourth—my laptop, is my third (OK, the first didn't count, because it was a loaner, and not owned by me) and its amazing how things have changed, and how once common parts are now junk (in just a few years.)
Last year (old computer) I needed a card reader (for camera) now, I have a new computer with a build in card reader, (and a compact flash drive reader,and a memory stick reader, too,) and my separate card reader (one of the USB devices I needed the hub for), is an unneeded bit of hardware, too! My first computer, (1982!) didn't start out with a floppy drive--(a real floppy--the 5.25 inch ones!) forget about a hard drive--how things have changed!