Archive for December 12th, 2009

Skype to Veronica

Saturday, December 12th, 2009
Mom chats with Veronica through Skype

Mom chats with Veronica through Skype

The connection was really much better than I had hoped for. The Verizon cellular connection was just enough to give us decent (though small) video.

Veronica talks to Grandma Gene

Veronica talks to Grandma Gene

Tom’s Party

Saturday, December 12th, 2009
Dad, Marti, Cally, Mom, Helen, Tom at the party on Friday night

Dad, Marti, Cally, Mom, Helen, Tom at the party on Friday night

As I said in an earlier post, Tom through a great party. I managed to get most of us into this one photo.

Tom's Party

Saturday, December 12th, 2009
Dad, Marti, Cally, Mom, Helen, Tom at the party on Friday night

Dad, Marti, Cally, Mom, Helen, Tom at the party on Friday night

As I said in an earlier post, Tom through a great party. I managed to get most of us into this one photo.

Quick Update

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

At the airport in Indy now, very early Saturday morning.

On Thursday, I picked up Mom from dialysis and took her to Talliho for her second visit with Dad. We canceled Mom’s normal medical delivery van. It was a very brief visit, about ten minutes, but we really did it just to prove that we could.

Friday went very well. I spent the  morning with Mom as she did her therapies, fetched coffee for us while she had her hair done and left her at lunchtime to check on Dad.

At 3pm, I went over to ZM again. We tested a video Skype call to Gabi so Mom could see Veronica. The whole conversation went over Mom’s Verizon USB dongle, but was still quite clear.

I took Mom to Talliho, and she spent an hour with Dad before the party. The Kia Rondo I rented was perfect for taking both of them to Helen and Tom’s – a tall station wagon with enough room in the back for two walkers. The party was excellent, with Tom making small steaks, potatoes and salad for everyone. Afterwards, I took both parents home separately.

That makes a total of three minor “adventures” for Mom, traveling outside her normal routine. I think she’ll be doing more of this. It was fun! I’ll have more with photos sometime soon.