I just love it when an inanimate object talks to me.
I can remember as a child listening
to the radio as I cut out paper dolls. Does anyone play with paper dolls
anymore? I loved the mysteries like The Shadow, The Whistler, and
Then along came tape recorders, television,
and answering machines. And now a whole new array of talking machines with Alexa being the most vocal. She helps me find my phone several times a day. Of course, now even my computer talks. And the car patiently tells us where to go.
A couple years ago, Lilac City Services for the Blind gave
me a talking watch which I love. It
announces the time every hour on the hour. And I can ask it the date and year in case I
Now, a new member of my talking machines has joined the
household. My benefits from my Health
Insurance provided me with a talking scale since I could not read the digital
scale anymore. Not only does it give me the weight, when I step off the scale,
it tells me “Goodbye.” What next ?
I'm behind on blog posts right now and have a mental queue ready to be dictated. But I am trying to learn a new
way to do my blog post that will not be quite so conplicated. It involves
using the text reader in Word and not
depending so much on Narrator. Of course it involves learning a new set of
keyboard commands. Also a different way
of assembling the material as well.
I'm at a very awkward stage where I'm continually messing
up. Hopefully, I will get it
straightened out. I wish that I had
learned how to do all of this while I could still see, as it would have been so