I was smiling pretty much all day yesterday because of the little girl in my son-in-law's arms. She's my granddaughter Gretchen Kate born yesterday in Bosnia. In this picture, my grandson Xavier shows how proud he is to be a big brother. Super-cool.
A proud big brother and a very proud dad yesterday in Bosnia.
I invite you to view my Mutual of Omaha moment recorded by their crew in Lansing last week. It was fun and the process helped me sort out my priorities as I get more firmly into this senior citizen thing. Leave a comment. Yeah, I know I didn't comb my hair.
Super-wife and I will be joining a group of Baby-Boomers on a short-term mission trip where we will help ready for occupancy an orphanage severely-damaged by the Jan. 12 earthquake. One of my jobs will be to keep folks here informed about our status and about the individuals involved.
One of the things that I want to try is a live UStream broadcast from the guesthouse where we will be staying which has broadband service through a satellite. That way we can stay in touch on a real time basis with our network back in the states, especially those from the Martin Luther Chapel community in East Lansing, Michigan.
To get ready, I've been experimenting with using UStream around home and with relatives in other states. And it has worked.
Does anyone out there in the blogosphere know of this being done from Haiti or other remote locations? How'd it work? Any advice?
Here's a recording of my first test. It's pretty boring. I talk a little, pick my nose a lot as I play with the controls on the UStream dashboard.