Not that he's old fashioned.
Just that he likes a simple life.
He hates computers.
Actually has a paper calendar.
Not even a daytimer but those cheap monthly pocket calendars.
Has a cell phone but rarely uses it.
He has only recently begun texting.
And only because The Boy has moved to Calgary,
and The Girl has gone off to college.
This is their way of communicating.
Quick messages to their father to say I love you, send money.
Me ... I'm the exact opposite.
I'm all about the gadgets.
He who has the most toys wins!
He finally caved and bought a computer just before Christmas.
I'm in Heaven!
Needless to say, texting is not something I often do with him.
But last night, I was on my way home from work.
We had plans to go to the RV Show.
I tried to call him and let him know which train I was on.
No answer at home. No answer on his cell.
Then I get a text message:
U on way hom?
He's getting pretty good with the short forms. I was impressed. But since I type for a living, I have a hard time short forming. I replied:
Yup. On 510. Wanna pick me up from station go from there?
K. Wkd ppy. call/txt frm pk
Now I'm really impressed. And for those who are wondering, pk is Pickering, the station before my stop. Our deal is that I call when we get to Pickering which is the perfect timing for him to leave the house and drive to the Ajax station. So I want to give him kudos, because I sincerely think he deserves it. Embracing technology is not easy for the guy!
wil cal. ur trng in2 txt gk! lv u!
[sigh] I've created a monster.