We're an ocean away from her and a continent away from other loved ones living west of the Rockies. I want to hook all of us together in one happy Hangout before the New Year but it's hard going when I don't have access to the installers in Pennsylvania. So I hope that my brothers read this short little blog post on Facebook and agree to pull together our assets so we can order and then pay the running costs of a wireless broadband connection in the family home. I've made 10 minutes of happy video with mom's great grandchildren today and know that I'll double that output when the presents are being opened in Ireland. Although I try to make these family moments in to DVDs that play on mom's television, there have been several productions that simply failed to play on the American set. Not so with live video or with private clips on YouTube, Flickr and Qik.
It's time to connect mom so she can enjoy the accents and read the faces of her family living several time zones away, in Ireland, Illinois, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Oregon.