We are preparing for our second trip, this time with our whole family. We seem to think that we worled out the wrinkles of our last travel experience and feel much more confident in our travel abilities. Jenny reports that she is seeing better now. She has some difficulty with focusing, but she is able to read things that she was incapable of reading just weeks before. We have also taken the step towards making communication easier for us. I have introduced ASL signs (not just the alphabet) to make things a little faster. Jenny knows more than I do (I have to look on the interenet and in books) and she often tries to introduce new signs in our communication, and it takes me a while to figure out what she is doing. Of course, she is limited with just the one arm and even that has limited range. Most signs seem to work so far. I wish the deaf community would agree on using the same signs for words. For example, every person I ask how to say “tired” tells me differently (as well as each book I look at). Apparently, Jenny will not be allowed to be tired until we figure it out. A dear friend did tell her how to say “liar”- which is her favorite word to me now. I always thought it was my kids that I needed to worry about picking up new words from their friends. As with the alphabet, we will have to make our own changes to suit or needs. It seems like everyone else does it anyhow, so it works for me.