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Me and My Computer

The house is quiet once again.

Today, I took my daughter back to college for her second semester. Hubby is back in the DC area where he works during the week. My grandson is off visiting other relatives—so it’s just me and my computer.

For the past three weeks our home has been filled with lots of laughter and love and, yes, even some arguments. But all in all, it’s been a blast having my husband and daughter home for more than a weekend. It has given us a chance to grow closer as a family.

But now the family is off doing their own thing once again, while it’s just me and my computer. Thank God for computers because this is my way to stay connected.

Do you stay in touch with your family via computer and if so, how often?


Angela said…
If you're counting all types of computers, yes.

Text msg two of my kids in St. Louis, and email the other one there. Sometimes tell them to call because I NEED to hear their voice. :-)

Just bought my DH a netbook so now he doesn't even make the trip upstairs to where I am at my computer. He just IMs me via GoogleTalk which I have setup on both my computer and my Blackberry.

He has to go out of town several times a week so now that he has his netbook AND his Blackberry we are in frequent contact in some form or another.

The ONLY time we can't be is when he is on duty. Safety issues prevail as they should at those times.
momsherbs said…
Yes Bev,
I stay in contact with my daughter thru the internet all the time. I am in Illinois and she is away at school in Georgia, so I am very thankful for the computer and text messaging. My daughter says some of her friends are surprise that she has a mom that text messages. I guess some parents don't.
karlyn said…
Oh yes! I email my brother sister and friends quite a bit. I also occasional email my son and daughter even though they live with me.. if I spot something online I want them to read or something of interest.
Pat Montgomery said…
I use email and MySpace to stay in touch with some of the grandkids--nice to be able to peek in on them occasionally.
Melodieann said…
I am so fortunate that most of my family live close enough to me that we see each other regularly. Especially my kids and grandkids. They live about 20 minutes away! But I love the way the computer lets me stay in touch with friends around the world. And if it weren't for my computer, I would never have met Bev and the rest of my Diva sisters.
Mitch said…
When I'm out of town my computer is a great connection to my wife and my mother, but when I'm home my mother and I try to write at least one email a day to each other, since we never know when to catch the other person. It's a little odd, but it's not so bad either.
Karen O'Bannon said…
Once in a while I will send my parents an email. I still rely heavily on the phone. I like to hear their voices. I do chit chat on the computer with two of my nieces from time to time.

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