Our youngest son called from Las Vegas to say he had his daughters laptop and he discovered it has a web cam. Emily is home schooled, hence the lap top.
She has been playing her mother's piano since she was very young and now she is really getting in to music. She is 9 years old and I had listened to her play on the phone a few weeks ago. I have a lap top but never used the camera till recently to talk to 2 Spark friends.
I am not very proficient yet since I do not have much opportunity to do this.
I got a call this afternoon from our DIL and she said she was taking Emily to her piano teachers house and they would use the lap top there. Called back later and there was no connection there. He decided to use his wife’s phone instead. They had never done this before and DH and I had no clue about it. I actually use the computer more than DH.
I had walked 6 miles this morning on the rail trail. I came home and worked in the yard over 2 hours and when they called at 3pm I was ready to just sit for a while.
They are three hours behind us and Emily’s lesson was at 3pm Nevada time. That meant it would be 6pm here. I had to switch dinner plans to accommodate but DH did not mind.
At 6pm they called to say they could not do the lap top they were using the phone which is even smaller and hard to focus.
DH and I sat and waited till Emily was at the piano and teacher by her side, music was great but we could not see them..
Emily played and sang the song from Beauty and the beast. We had not seen her since she was 6 years old so she was very much changed. DH and I sat together in front of the computer. We could hear the music and her lyrics but now all we saw were pictures on the wall. Eventually everything on the screen went blank and there finally was Emily and her teacher, it was so great to see her at the piano.
Apparently they had the phone wrong way round so what they thought they were pointing the camera at was 180 degrees behind. They had just realized their mistake. We were able to hear the Bach and then Skype became very blurry and skipped. Suddenly they were offline. Skype put a message on the screen explaining they were trying to fix the connection.
It did not happen but DH and I had a wonderful treat.
We had hoped to see the Grandkids in Plattsburgh NY and we were disappointed. This way we saw Emily, our son and DIL interacting on the screen and it was such a joy.
Our son has promised to set his end up better and then he will help me to use mine better too, I am not very good with “SETTINGS“.
All in all it was a great day. Lots of walking . Great company. Lots of yard work and then seeing and hearing our Las Vegas family.
Tonight I am happy. Few Spark points but even that will not dampen my spirits.
I must plan changed meals tomorrow.
Today I have 19,382 0n my pedometer, and I am really happy.
Pat in Maine.