The day started out normal enough. I got up and got ready for work and everything seemed fine. I got to work and things were going along okay for a little while. Then one of our salespeople was having problems printing to the network printer. I spent the next 30 minutes trying to figure that out. I don't even think that problem really got resolved today. He left at 1:00pm and by that time I was deep into another printer problem.
For some unknown reason I have not been able to print to my printer this week. I had done everything I had known how to do without any luck. Today it dawned on me that it could be my printer cable, so I went into Bill's office to see if I could borrow his. Once I pulled the cable out of the back of his printer, I looked down and the mass of tangled cables and decided against it. REALLY!! That's all I did! Bill came back into his office and tried to print something and he couldn't get it to print. What? Are you KIDDING me!!?? I spent the next 3 hours trying to figure that out. I spent a long, long time on the phone with tech support trying all they could think of. I uninstalled and reinstalled the print driver at least twice. Finally, through a series of events, it is now working. Bill's laptop can once again communicate with his printer.
If I had had an ax with me today...
I then went to the grocery to get cream cheese. I'm supposed to bake 2 cheesecakes for Bill's great-niece's graduation party tomorrow. I headed to the cream cheese and what do you think I saw when I got there? NOTHING!! That's right, they were completely out of cream cheese. I thought for sure this must be wrong. They must have it in another cooler somewhere. I looked around and didn't see any. I found a clerk and asked. She scanned the bar code. "No, I'm sorry. We are out and I don't know when we will get any" Seriously? Just my luck. I called Bill and sent him to Scott's -- surely they will have some. It is graduation weekend. Lots of people are having parties. What if everyone is out of cream cheese? Since I didn't have any cream cheese in my cart, I didn't have very many items. I went through the self checkout lane. I scanned my first 3 items -- no problem. I sat my apples down on the scanner so they could be weighed and the thing told me I had put something in the bag that was unauthorized. I looked on my screen and it had 3 items listed. I looked into the bag and it had 3 items in it. So I had to wait until the clerk to come and help me out so I could continue my purchase. I finally finished and was ready to pay, but it wasn't meant to be. The machine now told said "approval needed". What? I wasn't buying any alcohol, spray paint, or cold medicine. Why did I need approval? Only the machine knows for sure. The clerk is a very nice gentleman -- I'm a regular there -- and I was on my way in a jiffy. Whew!!
I was in luck! Bill found what I needed at the other end of town. He is my hero!! Now one of my cheesecakes is in the oven. It was only in the oven for 2 minutes when I realized I had forgotten to put the strawberry filling in it. I was afraid of something like that. I'm so glad I caught it in time. Brittney had wanted something strawberry. If I had baked a plain cheesecake I would have had to come up with some kind of strawberry topping. I don't think my brain could take the extra pressure tonight.
I said all of this to say, my day wasn't so bad really. It seemed like there were a lot of things that didn't go right. However, this morning Bill woke me up with the news that a couple in our community had lost their son in a horrible traffic accident last night. My heart has been breaking for them all day. Every time I felt my frustration growing, I would put things in perspective. My family is safe, happy, and healthy. I am blessed. R.I.P. Jordan
Hug your kids every day.