I know this is a big day in the US. Who knows, it might even turn out to be a historic day. But that is not what I am referring to. I have news to share that is, on the Hammond scale of events, even bigger than a national election.
This morning when I checked Facebook I had a friend request. I was surprised. I limit my Facebook friends to people I know and I couldn't for the life of me figure out who sent the request. It turns out it was my mom! You would have to know my mom to appreciate how big of a deal this was. You see, my mom doesn't do technology. She doesn't even own a debit card. And, up until yesterday, she didn't own an iPad. Here's what happened.
My brother is visiting her right now, and he is the King of Craigslist. The two of us have been trying to talk my mom into updating from the 1960s to the year 2012 for months. We finally wore her down to the point she agreed to let him look and see what he could find, but said she wouldn't pay more than $200. Well, The King came through and my mom is now the proud owner of an iPad 2. This morning he set up a Facebook account for her and the rest is history.
Now she will be able to Skype with her grandkids that live far away and don't have phone plans that include long distance. She won't have to ask me to Google things for her. She can get the Wheel of Fortune app and play her favourite game. Hey, she can even read my blog! It is truly a momentous day.
Welcome to 2012 Mom!