My dad entered the 21st century

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    He got a new computer (the old one we got for mom & dad was 9 years old) & he's now on the internet. Better yet he's sending & receiving emails.

    It's still a novelty to him & he loves receiving items of interest or pictures of the kids. I've been emailing him daily now with bits & pieces of life, pictures & such. He's waiting eagerly (as am I) for the final bids & drawings for my remodel (I told Dad I'd scan them in my computer then email them to him). Friday, Dad, Friday.

    I'm just so proud he took this step ~ Dad is still going strong.

    by the way, his insurance offered him a free health club membership so he's going to town 3x a week to work out with a personal trainer for the first month & then on his own. Knowing Dad he'll stick with it. He has a goal to get his resting pulse down to a certain rate.

  2. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    Isn't it fun. My mom had difficulty when trying to call some place of business regarding a bill and would get a menu to push buttons. That was 10 years ago.
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    That's awesome. I love being able to send photos and stuff to people I don't get to see very often.

    Now you have to get him on Facebook *faint* lol
  4. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    That's great, Linda.

    My brother and I had to add my dad to our junk mail list because he kept sending us bunches of email forwards and wouldn't quit no matter how we asked.:tongue:
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Well now that is just TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!!

    -he's doing what DF has yet to do.

  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Linda, that's great!
    It's so nice you have a good relationship, too.
    My dad can only remember to play Solitaire. No more Internet for him. :(