Those of us in my generation sometimes have challenges with all the latest technology. My husband and I do not have an iPod or even an up-to-date cell phone. Last week my daughter fussed at me again. “You need to get with it, Mom. You and Dad need to be connected.” The kids may give us new phones for Christmas—ones where we can exchange text messages with them all day long. That doesn’t appeal to me too much, but maybe I’ll get used to it.
I do have a new digital camera now. My Kodak EasyShare finally bit the dust. But I’m still learning how to operate my new little Samsung. My fourteen-year-old granddaughter, Audrey, picked it up and began pushing all the buttons, doing this and that. “Oh, do you have a camera like this?” I asked. “No, but I know how most of them work,” she said. Didn’t faze her a bit!
Our four granddaughters were with us last week for “Cousins’ Camp.” Each summer they come without their parents, and they love it. Then the grown-ups appear on the weekend, and we all have fun together for a couple days before everyone leaves.
The next day, I couldn’t find the cord that connects my new camera to the computer to download my photos. I turned the house upside down. Finally, I emailed the kids and asked them to check their things. The girls might have accidentally picked it up when they were rounding up all their stuff to go home.
Today it dawned on me where my cord was. To recharge my camera, I had plugged the cord into an adapter and into a wall socket right there above the kitchen counter!
Yep. Like I said, these “new-fangled devices” can be downright tricky for some of us old-timers.