April 29, 2009

WW & SEW: Video Teleconference (2 of 4)

I am spending time this week giving thanks for a few things about this deployment. You can click here for Item #1. Item #2 has been the VTC (video-teleconference). One day about every 2-3 weeks the sailors who sign up can get a 10 minute slot with their families. It has to rotate around, of course, but in 3 1/2 months we've gotten to do it 4 times. It has been amazing! After the 1st one Samantha told people for days, "We saw Daddy on the TV!"

I have to be honest that the last one we went to was a bummer. The ship's satellite couldn't get the video feed to work. He could see us, but we couldn't see him. However, Samantha and I just had a big laugh about how Daddy was blue (the color of the not-working screen), and I look forward to a couple of more before the deployment ends.

This painting is in the staircase of the building that we go to for VTC. The first time we went, Timothy said, "There's my Daddy." Every time after that, Samantha has said, "There's my Daddy AND my Brother!"

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Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

That's so sweet!

Momstart said...

YEAH for technology

Christi said...


Jaime said...

we webcam (since i work outside the home, and my hubby works weird hours on this deployment, it's the only thing that works for us) and it's so frustrating when things dont go well. but oh, so sweet when they do! technology can be great... but i would much rather have my man home than on the computer screen!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Hey! A picture of Dan smiling!! :) lol

Zoe Isabella said...

That is sooo cool! I know we would have loved to have had that during all of my dad's deployments! Yeah for technology advancements!! :)
Have a great day,