After moving the couch and spending hours crawling around with cables I finally realized it was never going to work and not only that, if I persisted I would run the risk of my old system crashing.. After getting the dreaded blue screen twice I became paranoid about losing the computer with Windows XP.
Of course I could scan a sheet and take it to Office Depot and have them print it but that is a pretty pricy option in the long run. So I will give this a try. But as the day went on I thought how devastated I would be to lose all that antiquated but loved software and could I even buy Window XP anymore?
Well it turns out I can buy a new computer with the old XP operating system. Actually it is a refurbished computer but at least I would have a backup as they might disappear soon also. It was not expensive considering the peace of mind... So unlike Lucy I ended a day with a smile instead of a frown... and determined to get every thing backed up on thumb drives. I haven't be diligent lately about doing it.