Well, it wasn’t a person named Murphy; instead, it was Murphy’s Law.
The theme for this week's Photo Hunt in blogland was -- well, there wasn't a theme. It was a "free" week in which anything goes. I had my own theme this week: nothing goes, and that's where Murphy comes in.
Nothing happened. Absolutely nothing.
Then, while the second document followed the same long path, I gathered what music and song sheets I had and put them in the car.
It was about 4:15 when I could finally e-mail the signed document/photographs to the CPA. I sent them, then left for the three-hour entertainment gig.
Somehow, in the midst of all of this, I left part of my body back at home. It’s not really an anatomical part of the body; it’s usually referred to as a cell phone or Blackberry.
When I got back home around 8:30, there were phone calls, messages and e-mails galore. Apparently the CPA’s office had received one of the attachments but not the other. There were three calls from his office, messages from a daughter and my mother – letting me know that the CPA was trying to reach me.
I rescanned the document in question and attached it to another e-mail. Then I called his office to see if the attachment arrived this time. The call was answered by voice mail. Had they given up and gone for the day?
Bear in mind, the midnight deadline was absolute.
Finally, I got an e-mail confirming that the document was received and was being filed before midnight.
But I still couldn’t print anything.
Friday morning, I found the installation disk and reinstalled the printer. Voila! There was a message that the document was printing.
But it didn’t.
Finally I tried an on-line “chat” with a member of the tech support team.