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Hot Dates

April 14th, 2011 at 08:43 pm

Had a really nice lunch date with dh today.

That's it for a while because kids are off school for 2 weeks!

That said, sounds like we might get some time to ourselves since kids are staying with the Grandmas a few days after Easter.


I have another skype date with my friend tonight.

I've tried to connect with her on skype a couple of times but she hasn't responded (said she didn't get the e-mails).

She lives in San Francisco. Last we met up we marveled how she hadn't seen my youngest son since he was an infant!

So, thought crosses my mind yesterday. Gosh, I need to skype her. I know she is really busy so ask if we can do a short skype session some time.

She e-mails me back and says yes, tonight, but why not a long skpye session. Big Grin

I feel like a dork. For one, I should have taken the initiative and demanded we skype sometime soon. Yeesh! It's been over a year since I saw she was on skype?

Secondly, I easily solved the problem of her not meeting my son. If we skype early enough she can see and talk to him. If not, maybe another time.


I mention because skype can be such a frugal tool.

My dh has been skyping with his friend who lives about an hour away. They are working together on some projects, and started regular skyping to collaborate, last time gas prices spiked. The habit has just stuck.

I think that's why I Was thinking about it in terms of my friend. Distance doesn't seem to matter so much any more, does it?

Now that my sister is settled in her new house, we need to get a regular skype schedule set up, too. Since she was in limbo her webcam was packed away in boxes or something - for a LONG time. Time to bug her to get out the webcam.

4 Responses to “Hot Dates”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I love Skype. NT uses it to phone UK family and friends; he calls everyone about once a week, and he buys $10 worth of Skype voice minutes about every 6 months. AS and I used to call him on our regular cellphone plans, and our monthly bill was exorbitant, so I know the savings are huge!

    Now that his parents have webcams and broadband, speaking with them is free for us (costs the parents because they didn't have broadband or a webcam before, but we'd have that anyway). To see their first grandkid grow up thousands of miles away, they probably feel it's a bargain. Smile

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    True - it's very handy for people 40 miles away and for people 8000 miles away. We have family all over the world that we skype. But funny enough the motivating factor was having kids. I think our parents really encouraged us to get skype at that point. Our webcam was probably a gift. & the kids can skype their great-grandparents too, which is very cool.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My dad bought me a web cam for Christmas which works with my netbook. My brother and I have Skyped on that a number of times now - once I took him on a "tour" of the house. Smile

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oh, and he got to "meet" Buddy thanks to Skype. It will be interesting to see if Buddy recognizes him when he comes in a few weeks. Big Grin

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