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.