Overlooked Blessings

More technology today.  Our printer died and we were having a difficult time living without one.  Yesterday we broke down and got the cheapest thing we could find.  (okay, the second cheapest)   I will say that printers have come a long way since our last printer purchase.  A little bragging, but its extra cool the things it can do.  It can print documents, photos, all of the basics.  It can scan, copy, fax, and feed multiple documents.  It can store numbers, reduce, enlarge, print on different media, and double side print.  As if that were not enough, it will talk to almost every wireless device in our home, and once I get the right software on my phone, I can print from my phone, even if I am out of state.  This particular model doesn’t send things via e-mail for me, but for bottom of the line I can deal with that.

Anyhow, it is easy to focus on the fact that the printer and the DVD went out the same day and say how frustrating that is.  Reality is that not only do we live like kings and queens every day of our lives, but today even the less wealthy among us live like the wealthy did a few years back.  I can remember when I never thought I would be able to afford anything in my home that would adequately print my own photos, I’d never own an expensive fax machine or copier, and I definitely wouldn’t care if it could talk to my phone.  I was just happy if I could get the dial up and fax options to not mess up my answering machine.  Today I’m blessed beyond my expectations, and my first thought was that I still need a DVD player.  I will work on that.

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