My cousin Mary Jane and her daughter Suzanne drove down to see us one night. We ordered cheesesteaks and Mary Jane brought us some delicious homemade Napoleons. It was great fun to catch up on news and we shared lots of memories and laughs.
Mary Jane is the daughter of my Aunt Jane, my dad’s sister. Jane had a twin, Catherine, or Cass as she was better known. They would have been 100 by now but both have been gone for quite awhile. My cousin Mary Jane is a bit older than I am and I remember looking up to her and my other cousins her age as the “cool teenagers” when I was a wannabe. They were always lots of fun. Suzanne, her daughter, is a school teacher and soon to be a grandmother herself. I never really knew her till the advent of Facebook and then we became pretty good “cyber friends” if nothing else. LOL
Meanwhile, if you remember the saga a few posts back about buying Mom a printer, we decided to get it set up for her and that was another fiasco. It started out fine; I downloaded the app and began setting it up, connected to her internet, told it what to do, and got to the part where it said “install the set up ink.” Well, when Rich had opened the box, he claimed there was no ink in it and “good thing we bought this other ink,” which he installed. Suddenly everything quit and we could not go any further. I was setting it up through Mom’s laptop so I switched to her iPad to see if that would make any difference but it did not. Then I tried her phone, to no avail. I tried uninstalling the app and starting over. Nothing. Rich got disgusted and said he was going into the living room because we “didn’t need him anyhow.” He was walking out of the room when Mom started digging through the box and found the set up ink. We all started laughing but still did not think that would matter…till Rich did some research online and apparently, yes, you do need the SET UP ink to finish the SET UP. Who knew? Well, probably anyone with more electronics savvy than us, but we were not clued in. So I started over once again, we took out the new ink and put in the set up ink when it was time, and voila! The printer worked. Whew. That was a long, drawn out ordeal and I was SO frustrated.
Funny sidebar–after we got back home, Mom said it was not working again. OMG. She eventually had to call her “IT Guy” who has helped her with computer issues over the years. He came over and said there was some sort of problem with her router extender in the bedroom (where she has the printer) and had to set the printer back up with her internet. It was trying to connect with the main internet in the living room instead of the extender. Not sure if that’s something we did wrong (probably, though it did work when we were there) or if something happened after we left but all is now well in the world of printing at Mom’s house…till next time.