For her birthday Miss Wallene received a netbook computer. It was quite an extravagance for a 13 year old but she didn't have her own computer and with her sister being so far away we thought that she could use it to keep in contact with her. We were thinking emails and their blogs.
Wallene had other ideas.
Seems we purchased a pretty dang nifty netbook for her because as I was walking by her room last night I heard her talking, very animatedly and giggling. Knowing that the dogs were downstairs and it was too late to have friends over on a school night I was curious so I knocked on her door. When I entered I was tickled to see Squirrel LIVE! on the netbook's screen and chatting away. Wallene had noticed she has a camera feature on her computer and decided to download Skype and get Squirrel to do it too. It is so AWESOME. It was great to see Squirrel live and hear her voice. [I am missing my lil' girl something awful. Big surprise, right?] She looks so fabulous and is very happy with classes and marching band. [She challenges on Tuesday. Good thoughts tadpoles, good thoughts!]
Pooldad and I were able to chat with her for a few minutes but the girls had to get back to their sister thing so we let them go and they proceeded to chat for another hour. It was sweet.
Now I want a camera on my computer [How is it that a laptop that is less than three years old doesn't have this feature?]
Doesn't seem fair that my 13 year old can Skype and I can't. I did try to download Skype just to use the voice part of it but my computer won't let me do that either.
I think I know what I want for my birthday. :D And it ain't diamonds.
Hope you all have a great day!