Thanks for the advice... it did the trick! I added a windows form called flash_message, added a label field and added a timer control and changed the interval property to 3000 for 3 seconds and added the code below.
Private Sub Flash_Message_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
Label1.Text = "Now Printing... Please Wait!"
Timer1.Enabled = True
Private Sub Timer1_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer1.Tick
Timer1.Enabled = False