by Pa Rock
Technically Deficient Communicator
I have been sitting by the computer for a hour waiting on Molly to contact me via Skype. Nothing has happened, so I called her, and they don't seem to be having any luck at making it work. Then I tried contacting Tim and the other two or three people on my Skype list. I may have succeeded in sending a voice mail to Tim, but am not sure at this point.
This has been a drill of sorts, because Tim thinks that I need to hone my Skype skills before heading overseas - and obviously he is right!
I did get to speak to my three-year-old grandson, Sebastian, by regular phone tonight. He had his first day of preschool this morning and told me all about coloring a picture of Clifford the Big Red Dog. Molly also emailed a picture of Sebastian and his picture of Clifford - and that danged dog is indeed red!
Sebastian said that he wanted to come to my house. (I wish that he could!) I told him that I live in Phoenix and that it is hot in Phoenix. He repeated "Phoenix" loudly, because it is a word that he knows. "Phoenix" is his middle name! (Molly related while I was in Oregon that he used to refer to himself as "Sebastian Kleenex Files!")
I may have to get a twelve-year-old to stop by and teach me how to Skype. Hopefully there will be one living close by on Okinawa that can act as my technical advisor!
Skype Update: Tim and I just had a couple of video conversations courtesy of Skype. I am smarter now, but still noticeably techno-deficient!
And now I have also had a long Skype conversation with Molly and Scott and their boys. Sebastian had LOTS to say, and they got to see my cat! The cat did not care for being Skyped!
So, the long and the short of it is that I now know how to Skype. I couldn't get the little robot camera to work, but the one that is part of my computer did just fine. I think that I will be able to make this video communication work from overseas!
Ain't progress grand!