Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Will Wonders Never Cease...

I can't believe it. Here I am typing on my Mom and Dad's new laptop computer. My lower jaw may be permanently affixed to the floor. I am proud and excited and happy for them, and maybe just a bit jealous too - this thing is pretty nice.

Any tips on teaching your parents computer literacy? My mom accidentally set the language to Assamese - some sort of Indian dialect I guess - when she was setting it up, no let me rephrase that, turning it on. I don't read Indian script very well, so every help search I did was not particularly informative. Need to brush up on that. But, now we are good.

My to-help list. Get mom a Facebook account. Everyone needs one of those these days (right Kathy). E-mail. My dad's brother Daryl lives in Colorado. Let the dirty joke exchange begin. Pictures. My mom is always complaining about not having enough pics of the grand kids. Gonna load up this machine with pictures, baby. WILBOR. Gotta get them a WILBOR account from the library. You can download audio books for free. My dad's vision keeps getting worse with his Parkinson's and audio books are the ticket - and he enjoys them.

Who knows, maybe my mom will start a blog.

NAAAAAHH!

4 comments:

Anne said...

all I have to say is strap on your patience belt. i consider my parents somewhat techno friendly (mom has a FB account!), but I still get calls from my mom weekly: "I have no idea how to do this!!!! There is just no way I can figure this out!!! You've GOT to help me!"

The B Keeper said...

Way to go, Mom & Dad Vaas !

Anonymous said...

i am starting a blog . . . a paper blog on how to learn how to use a new fangled computer . . . at 62! But first i hav to learn how to tyhpe.

Kim said...

Can you believe it, Mimi is on FB?! Are your parents?