Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 19, 2014

It's Only Wednesday and
It's Been a Frustrating Week!
November 19, 2014 
(Actually written the 20th)

There have been no huge problems going on, just a lot of little ones.  I think sometimes when a huge problem pops up we "pull up our bootstraps" and deal with it head on, but the little ones can keep nagging at us.
One of the photos printed with my new printer
Earlier I told you that Ron and I both had printer problems on our printers at the office.  On my computer, he installed an extra from home.  It is an almost new unit that we could just never get to work on the computer at home.  It has just been a little frustrating to learn the new system.  It does print amazing photos on pre-cut photo papers (4x6 and 5x7) so that is great.  It just takes me a while to adjust to the changes.  For his computer, he bought a new basic printer without the bells and whistles his previous one had.  He is adjusting to his new one this week.
My printer
Then Tuesday I tried to open my Quick Books program on my computer (where I do all of the office bookkeeping) and it would not open.  A message told me to uninstall and re-install the program.  Ugh!  I have no idea what happened to the program.  It was working fine last week.  The computer repair man is due today to see if I really have to do that.  Thankfully I have Carbonite which automatically backs up my things every day, so hopefully he can show me how to re-install all of the customer data from Carbonite.
The next thing I needed to do was find the Quick Books installation discs so that it can be re-installed if necessary.  Anyone who has been to our office knows we never throw anything away.  I knew the discs were here, but two hours of searching in multiple places had not yielded them.  I was down under my huge desk on hands and knees moving things around to look.  I was up and down the ladder to look on the high shelves in my office.  I went through the files, went through all my CDs, checked the safe, and finally found the box on a shelf right behind my office chair behind a framed photo.
Missing discs
My back that had been bothering me for a few days did not like all those activities.  It was an hour past closing time and already dark outside.  I needed to go on one errand, so Ron went with me and then suggested we go out to eat.  It took me about 1/2 second to say, "Yes!"  The chairs were too hard for me to enjoy staying long, but the food was perfect - best meal I had gotten there in a while.

Once I got home I was reading in the recliner much of the evening and using the heating pad.  I decided the chair at the computer was not a good idea, so the blog was put off until today - Thursday.  I did talk to our daughter-in-law in New Mexico where it is very cold.  They have not had snow, but there is some on the mountain behind their house.

At the office we were pretty busy which is very good.  Ron was out on several jobs and I was able to deal with customers just fine.  I think how my little frustrations are so minor compared to those others face.  The severe winter storm this week has caused serious problems for much of the nation.  I think of people stranded in their cars for 24 hours or their homes for days.  What do my little problems matter?  It is easy to let little problems distort our perspective.

As I continue to work on Operation Christmas Child boxes, I am reminded of how much I have to be thankful for.  It is probably good that these boxes are turned in just before Thanksgiving - again, it puts things into perspective.  God has been very good to us.  He is always there for us, working in ways we can not see, but always for His Glory.