Interestingly, in the midst of all this helplessness, she still manages to send me the most inane e-mail jokes involving downloads or video attachments, the software for which I don't possess (nor want to). Most of them have been called out on Snopes.com as ridiculous hoaxes but that doesn't deter her from warning me about everything and anything. Funny how she can manage this- she has obviously aquired the necessary know-how to impress the friends who seem to have nothing better to do than send them round in the first place.
Anyhoo, the latest technology purchase for mama is a scanner. She has totally mastered it but has become the victim of technology paranoia, making it absolutely necessary for her to send me a minimum of three "TEST" e-mails per day. She is scanning the entire contents of her photo collection (many of which I already have) and e-mailing them to me to "see if they come through".
Mother - you have nailed the scanning process. Enough.