Saturday, May 2, 2009

We are Skype-ready!

If you haven't heard of "Skype" what rock have you been hiding under? Probably the one I was under until recently. Skype is a free service on the internet. One that is worth paying for BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO! Run, don't walk, to your nearest electronics store (we went to Best Buy) and pick up a webcam with integral microphone. You can get them anywhere from about $35 up. We're happy with our HP. Just check the system requirements against your PC to be sure you can run it. You'll get a CD for installation, plug the camera in and GO! Jim installed ours the same day Denise installed hers and here's one of the screens:
What prompted this? We were looking for a way to open birthday gifts in the presence of family living hundreds of miles away. Just think, you can get together with distant friends and family on birthdays, Christmas, Arbor Day!

Later on Heather got to Skype with Denise, Anya and their mystery visitor. The photo below is a screen shot.
What a great way to keep in touch! Check in with the kids, watch the grandchildren and puppies grow, I can't say enough about how cool this is.


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