So we celebrated the changing of the year with Shannon remotely. That's right. We were virtually together - laughing, talking and watching Pride and Prejudice. She prepared her food as we traditionally do on New Year's Eve - and so we were eating together. The only limitation was that we could not pass the food from our table to hers nor from her table to ours. But it worked out really well. To be on Skype for almost six hours was good!
The frustrating part of the whole thing is the fact that we could not feel the person on the screen, we could see her plants and cats but we couldThe other challenge was having to watch a movie simultaneously on Netflix. But my kids are technical enough to synchronize our electronics regardless of the distance between California and Wisconsin.