Friday, August 24, 2012

Not my week

by Meghann on August 24, 2012

Is it the weekend yet? I can’t seem to catch a break today/this week.

First of all, thank you for sending all of your happy thoughts our friend’s way. I’m happy to report the friend is stable and doing well. She still needs happy thoughts, but the scariest stuff is over. (that’s my good news of the day)

Second of all (and this just seems so petty and pointless compared to the good news above), but I’ve decided the scanner/computer at FedEx and I are not friends.

Let me explain.

My scanner/printer broke a couple of weeks ago. I was hoping it would magically fix itself, but that was wishful thinking on my part (though how cool would it be if printers fixed themselves?!). I had a document that had to be printed, signed, and scanned today, but since I didn’t have it in to me buy a new scanner/copier just yet, I thought it would be easier to go to FedEx and take care of it in 5 minutes or less.

I was wrong.

I printed the document, signed it, and sat down at one of the FedEx computers with a scanner attached (keep in mind using the computers costs you roughly $.30 a minute). Scanning the document wasn’t a problem, it was trying to save it to my USB device that was the issue. It. Would. Not. Save. I tried everything, but no dice. Finally, I gave up and took screenshots of the scanned image to at least prove I was *this close* to making it happen.


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$10 later ( about 1/5 of what a new scanner probably would have cost :/) I walked away from the computer. That $0.30 a minute adds up fast.

I also took a photo of the signed documents, but unfortunately neither were acceptable. Luckily my contact was super sweet (and probably sensed the frustration in my emails) and gave me an extension until Monday.

I think all the emotions from the week caught up to me and I decided to let myself have a good cry once I made it back to the car. I was working myself up over something that was so pointless in the grand scheme of things. I’ll worry about the printer/scanner on Monday – this weekend, my plan is to relax. Only happy thoughts allowed. And puppy snuggles. Lots of Maddie puppy snuggles.


Wait. I do have some more good news from today.

My lunch time experiment was a success.


Leftover chicken burger quesadilla with goat cheese and arugula.


I pressed everything in the george foreman. It was very, very tasty!


Fresh avocado with kosher salt on the side.


I have plans with some out of town friends tonight. A good cocktail is certainly in order.

Have a great weekend.

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