I've been on a tear around here trying to get rid of stuff. I'm back on my "throw, sell, or give away at least one thing a day" path. It feels good. I am clearing out and paring down. You'd never believe it if you saw my office and my closet--heck...the whole house. But, hey--progress is progress.
That's the good news.
As I was shredding receipts and papers from 2000, the paper shredder crapped out. No other words work.
I figured that since it no longer ingested what I was feeding, I might as well take it apart. If I could fix it--great! If I couldn't or couldn't get it put back together (since that is usual for me), nothing was lost. It doesn't work anyway.
So I dug in. I unscrewed the cover. Taking it apart was easy. Putting it back together was easy. However, the gear teeth that made the paper feed through broke off the wheel. Completely disassociated. How do metal teeth break off a wheel like that?
Sigh. Another business write-off.