Friday, September 28, 2012
Dragon Speak-Curse You
I had hand surgery Monday and now I’m using Dragon
speak. I’m not sure I like this-it
doesn’t work as well as I’d like. My rheumatologist
told me I should start using a while back.
I turn it on and sometimes it works and sometimes it
doesn’t. Take this morning, just as an example. I opened up my e-mails and
tried to answer several of my notes in the inbox. The first three wouldn’t let me even use the
microphone! Nope, it kept telling me to
dictate. Problem is- I was. It just didn’t want to listen.
Any idea how many times I had to say these two paragraphs
over and over again before it typed it right? It was 4. Then I had to go back and fix all the
spelling! So what good is this, if I
have to type it again and again? Some of the things that this program comes up
with are pretty funny. But then again,
not funny enough for me to have to do the work with a bad hand.
Besides the hand surgery we have looking-Lous all week-I
still hate selling my home, but at this point, I’m ready to go to Arizona. I
have four doctors’ appointments in the next two weeks and I have two stories to
cover – but I’m ready to join my husband.
I miss him-a lot.
Pepper has taken over the job of “man of the house”; he
checks the doors, lies sprawled out in front of the bedroom door at night and
jumps on all the windows at every sound! He’s feeling the pressure of being
It’s hard paying bills long-distance, it’s hard talking over
Skype, it’s hard just being.
The saying goes, “it is what it is”, but I’m ready to finish
packing up and start the new chapter of our lives.
And since Dragon speak is giving me more grief-I’m cutting
it short this week.
We’ll be in October when next I write.