Amber's comment on my last post gave me the encouragement I needed to get back on the computer after a 2 week long techno-vacation. If you have ever been to Honey and Papa's house you know what I mean by techno-vacation. With a 10 year old computer, dial-up internet, and no television (not even local channels) I thought I might go a little crazy here, and Honey and Papa agreed. So they told me to sign them up for high-speed internet and cable w/ DVR. I happily obliged. However, it took 2 weeks for the cable company to get their behinds out here, and in the meantime I read a few books, did some gardening, and played more with Paige. Honestly, I ended up enjoying my time away from the technology I'm usually addicted to. That two weeks was my own little techno-vacation, and it was kind of nice. Now that I'm here with my Mac and wireless internet and laptop and HDTV and DVR, Honey and Papa have more technology then they are equipped to handle. Over the last few days since the cable guy made his visit, I've had to give computer lessons, increase the font size on the computers' display, set up a new email account, and give DVR remote lessons, etc. Since I'm going to be around for a little while to be "the operator" mom has decided that maybe she can get a new cell phone (the one they've previously refused to get rid of, for fear of never being able to figure out how to use another one, is over 5 years old) but I might just delay that acquisition for awhile just to let them get use to the new gadgets they already have.
By the way, I hooked up the Wii last week and introduced Mom and Ruben to Guitar Hero. I snuck a few pictures while they were too engrossed in the game to protest. It makes me smile just thinking about it :)