Meanwhile, back at the paper roll crisis, a break in the action allowed me to shift priorities. I retrieved a new roll and proceeded to begin the process of loading. We had only one obstacle to overcome. My copilot had a little more than 300 hours on the airplane and never had the opportunity to experience the loading task. I, on the other hand, had only seen the task demonstrated. And who has time to read the instructions on the back side of the feeder lid? When the roll wouldn't fit despite my animated persistence, I realized that the plastic spindle had been pushed too far to one side. An adjustment later, all was well — except for one problem. I had loaded the paper to feed from the wrong direction. The correct direction made the process far too simple.