I got permission from Mrs. Larremore at Chalk Talk to provide a link to her post about problems downloading from Googledocs and Docstoc.
Click on the link. This may be the solution for people who are having trouble downloading from my blog
Trouble shooting Tips
Thank you for the link. It worked perfectly. I downloaded Firefox and all is working now. In the meantime I stumbled upon something else that worked. In google docs I was able to send the doc to my email. Then it could open up the pdf and save it. It was a step that took much longer but it worked.
Kind words are appreciated here.