Ahhh, the wonders of technology. We just got Skype set up so that we could talk to Adrian’s sister in England. I know it’s old hat for some people but it was so exciting for us!
Adrian’s sister, Elsa, and his nephew on Skype. This is the first time we’ve seen them in five years.
You can see Adrian and J in the bottom left corner of the screen.
And it’s so cool with the wireless Internet! Adrian walked all around the acreage with the laptop showing her the place. They’ve never been to our house. Her and her husband came to Canada back in 1991. That was pre-marriage, pre-house, and, of course, pre-kids time.
We’re looking forward to many more Skype sessions in the future. It’ll be great when Adrian’s mum next visits Elsa, for instance, so that we can Skype with her as well. And I think it’s a wonderful way for the cousins to get to know each other. It’s just so expensive to travel back and forth. And because the world is coming to an end, economically speaking, we probably won’t be making the visit anytime soon. 😦 So, this can be the next best thing.
We live in the age of technology where we tend to take these things in stride. But, it is SO cool that we can talk with AND see in real time family that lives thousands and thousands, maybe even hundreds 😉 of miles away ACROSS an ocean.
And in other important news: I realize that I missed a NaBloPoMo day which is fine. I’ll keep going and try to finish off the month anyway. 🙂