This is a big deal, people!
Some of you may know this about me: I'm a bit of a technological klutz and I panic when I have to learn something new. I whine and wring my hands and drive MacGyver crazy.
I'm always convinced it's going to be a traumatic experience. I'll anticipate spending hours struggling with jargon I don't understand, suddenly black computer screens, pulling my hair out in frustration and driving MacGyver crazy.
I know, I already said that, but it bears saying again, because I do and he puts up with it/me magnificently.
There is always some glitch, some small thing that throws me off whilst learning new technology. Like when I couldn't figure out how to turn on my Kindle.
Or the time I accidentally reprogrammed our house phones whilst calling my sister. (Susan, I never told you that one....I can imagine your snort of laughter and that is enough for me!)
And there was the time I (accidentally) made all my e-mails disappear.
Or the time I dropped my phone in the....well, that doesn't really count here. That was an accident.
The klutziness extends to things that have a cord or a wire or any kind of attachment that remotely resembles a cord and has any kind of plug attached to it.
Let me state it this way: if I fell off of a twenty story building and there was a cord or wire anywhere near me, it would save my life because nine times out of ten, it would be wrapped around my ankle.
MacGyver has thoughtfully provided me with technological items that are cord-free as much as possible. I suspect mainly for the purpose of avoiding situations where he has to untangle me, replace the dreaded cord and listen to me curse creatively for some time after the 'tangling' incident occurs.
He lives in hope that some day there will be a vaccuum cleaner that is cord-free.
All this to say: I made a video that did not stress me out, cause a town-wide black out or make my poor husband go screaming from the room.
It was so easy, went off without a single glitch.
I'm deeply suspicious.
I keep checking it, making sure it's still there, has not been replaced by a troupe of evil circus clowns or someone reciting bad poetry.
So I'm going to post it here, where it's safely cradled in my little cyber home.
I've never imbedded a video before, so if you don't hear from me for some time, I've probably transported myself to another planet.
Hopefully, a cordless one.