So will have to say that the flight home was definitely a quiet one. Seeing all the reports over the weekend of the fires now ravaging Southern California just hits too close to home again. My heart and prayers go out to everyone involved. I do have a few friends out there but so far all are accounted for and safe.
Having lost 4 friends in the fires that ravaged Santa Rosa, CA in October, tomorrow will be the last of the services that I am attending. Although my friend was lost in the early hours of the fire and her remains were discovered in the rubble within the first 2 weeks following the fire, it wasn’t until Monday that her identity was confirmed as there was some forensic things that had to be done before a definite answer could be provided.
After needing a printer again and not having one, I finally broke down and went shopping. Yes, traumatic for me, I hate shopping! During my drive to the store I pumped myself up, you know, you got this girl, you can do it, look, find and conquer, get the printer and get out. So I headed straight to the electronics section, didn’t even have to search because as I was walking up to the section there on a display case were printers for $50.00. So with printer in cart I made it to the checkstand with additional items I found along the way, a package of powdered donuts and coffee. It wasn’t until I had started my drive back home that I realized I had forgotten printer paper… shit! So made the decision to go home, eat dinner and then set this thing up to which I would go to another store after to pick up paper if I didn’t find some around the house. Of course, there were plenty of note pads, but no plain paper. Ugh!
So food has been scarfed down and now I have taken the printer and all the contents in the box out. Looking around my living room at the time, you would have thought I bought 10 of them, stuff was scattered all over the place. I purchased a Canon Wireless All-in-one printer. After following the destructions for set up, everything seemed to work, all the lights required were on, but the thing wouldn’t print. Although the device status showed ‘printing’, nothing was happening. I uninstalled everything twice and then reality hit me, go back to the basics. So I reinstalled the software. Once that was done I tried to print again with no success so going back to basics, I went into my system settings, clicked on ‘add printer’ and ta-da, she started printing. Yeah!!!!
Now that Christmas is approaching, my little trip was a practice run for when I have to go shopping again. I will admit, it wasn’t all bad and I did have a chance to see some Wal-Martians. 🙂