George - We'll have to meet sometime, we're practically neighbors. Last year I set my parents up in a seniors community in Westhampton that's 1/4 mile from Exit 5. About 6 miles from my place. They used to be in Doylestown, 43 miles away.
Panchromatic- I should be able to cope with the digicam (it's a subspecies of Pentax Optio). Lord knows, I use much more complicated software on a daily basis.......... then my emotions kick in, I get mulish, I refuse to pick up the 75 page manual, I twirl and push some controls but can't find a menu that makes sense, put the damned thing down, and go get something "easier"........ a vintage film camera! This isn't really a film vs. digital thing. But I think if I understand focusing, shutter speeds and f stops, operating the camera should be semi-intuitive.