The Hunt for a Desktop Worthy of My Mom

Becca Brooks
Coffee & Cake
Published in
2 min readDec 11, 2023

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It’s that time of year again — holiday card season! My mom eagerly informed me of her plans to design and print her famous photo cards on her aging desktop computer. But first, we have some troubleshooting to do.

My mom likes to print her own holiday cards. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Her current setup from the early 2010s wheezes loading the printer options, taking nearly 20 minutes per task. Before she can unleash her Martha Stewart-level creativity for the…

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Becca Brooks
Coffee & Cake

Aspiring writer seeking readers. Will write for food.