We're using Skype software to share our summer memories and muddle through a renovation. This summer my husband is working in the city and I am in the country. He's working his normal job in Manhattan, I'm navigating swim meets and summer camp. He's overseeing our apartment renovation and I'm overseeing the lunches and booboos and bugbites. That's a lot to miss out on...or a lot to share.
We've scheduled weekly calls via Skype to stay together. While we do see each other on weekends, it's not enough. Sure quick text messages can relay the nuts and bolts. But you can't share the excitement of a 1st place swim ribbon via text message. So we Skype. The girls love seeing Daddy on screen and catching up up on their days. It makes the weeks go a heck of a lot faster!
And then there is the renovation. We're overhauling our city apartment this summer. That means MANY decisions about light fixtures and plumbing placement and layouts. While I travel in for some meetings, I can't make them all. Skype to the rescue. I can "meet" with my husband and the architect and see the options via my computer. This means my husband doesn't have to make important decisions on his own.
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Staying connected has gotten a little bit easier this summer thanks to Skype. Luckily Skype has us kept this family close even though we are often 100 miles apart.
Now it is your chance to share your Stay Together story for a chance to win a $10,000 travel voucher.Skype is looking for a variety of stories, with an interesting twist. Is there some reason your family is kept apart? The theme is “Stay Together.” The object is to best describe how you use Skype to stay in communication with faraway family and friends. Submitting your story makes you eligible for a chance to win a $10,000 United Airlines travel gift certificate, and the winner will be featured in a Skype Stay Together story (“Story”)." To learn more about how to enter, eligibility, winner determination and prizing please visit: http://skypestaytogether.com/official-rules/.
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