Monday, March 03, 2008

Colors...Skype...colors again

As it turns out, Summer Harvest on our laundry room's walls was a bit too...summery? harvesty? Maybe it was just a bit too much. The hue is good, it's the shade we have a problem with. The solution is just to move up (or is it down?) one shade to Moonlit Yellow. That way we still have the yellow we want, only a little more understated. I asked Casey when he would be getting the new paint, to which he responded, "Oh -- I'll be getting it today!"

This morning my mom and I were on Skype for about half an hour when I noticed that my aunt, who is my mom's only sister, was online as well. So I called her to see if she wanted to have a conference call with my mom and I, which of course she wanted to, and not a minute later there we were -- all talking together for free on our computers! Now, this might not seem like a big deal to you, but consider this: my aunt lives in East London, South Africa. She is eight hours ahead of us, so while it was almost noon here, it was almost eight o'clock at night where she is. I haven't had the chance to speak to my aunt in a couple of years now, so it was a treat hearing her voice (with my uncle chiming in from the background). The funny part was, I was the one who set up the call, and then the two sisters just took over the conversation! Not that I minded, it was actually very humorous. But you can imagine what it must be like for my mom, whose only sibling lives on the other side of the world, and it's been that way for nearly thirty years. I don't know how they do it. That's what makes the Skype thing so cool (shouldn't I be getting paid to plug them this much?). You're instantly connected -- audio and/or video -- and it is free.

Update on the laundry room: Casey didn't actually buy the Moonlit Yellow yet, but only because he wanted to bring one more sample home to make sure we didn't want that instead. After looking at them in different lights, I'm pretty sure I still like Moonlit Yellow. I'm thinking I have to like it, because I don't think he's going to paint another color after this one.

2 comments:

pshaw said...

That is an excellent story involving Skype. I love how the technology brings people from different corners of the globe closer together.

andrea said...

I'm glad you happened to mention Skype b/c my sister just moved to Georgia and she wants us to get some kind of webcam so she can talk to and see Heidi {and me too I'm sure!:)}

I may send an email your way to ask you more about it.....

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