Technology is great. Most of the time. When my wife went to Japan, Taipei, Hong Kong and Beijing in her college days as part of her “Asian Quarter,” I wrote her every day. I mean, EVERY DAY! Then I would package up about two weeks worth of letters and ship them off to where ever she was. If we were lucky, we talked on the phone. That may have happened three or four times. The phone was expensive. If only we had the technology we have today.
So today I saw that my wife and daughter were on Facebook. We decided to FaceTime so we could talk. The best part, talking by video is free (minus our Internet package). It was about 6:30 Rome time and 11:30 our time. It was really nice to see my wife, daughter and mother-in-law “in person.” They look like they are having the time of their life. But they also look a little tired. It sounds like they’re doing some of the typical sites tomorrow and then going to the Vatican on Wednesday. I think they will try Florence later in the week. I wish I were with them.
On our end of the world the boys and I got laundry done, lunches packed, homework checked, and practiced hitting and throwing for about an hour and half. The weather was beautiful. We have baseball tomorrow and a late night of baseball on Wednesday. I get my family back on Saturday. I can’t wait. Though this has been a really good experience. Hopefully we can avoid any disasters this week.
Until Next Time,