April 12, 2005

Jenny has a new laptop that contains a software program that speaks what she types. This is something we have waited a long time to happen. It has wireless capabilities so she can drive around the house with her lap top. I downloaded all our digital pics on it and a few hundred songs that she could enjoy. I transfered her Word documents so she can continue with her writings and all. This is a great boost since traveling use to leave her unable to do anything- as well as being able to speak to the kids- who are still learning ASL. Jenny was even able to participate more in our primary class at church. She asked the questions to the kids and chose who would answer. As I suspected, the children were more attentive as they tried to hear what the computer voice was saying (the voice is not always the easiest to understand). I never saw more attentive kids in my life. It is still new and not always the easiest to use since it has to be on her lap or tray. She prefers the larger screened computer that is hooked up to the television, but she does well on the lap top. Best of all, the laptop is a Mac so it does not crash all the time like the Windows computers do. This is highly frustrating to her since she is unable to fix the crashes on her own. Taking care of this little problem is actually a huge thing for her.

5 comments

  1. This computer sounds like a wonderful addition to the house. I am glad you will be able to be monibe and able to talk to the kiddos will be GREAT!!!!!!!!!
    I am glad to hear that the kids are learing ASL too. I think that is wonderful that you are all learing together. That really helps a family grow together.
    I am happy to hear everything is going well.
    In Love and Faith
    Janet

  2. Jenny,
    What an exciting time! I’m glad that modern technology can make your life so much easier!

    We think of you often and love hearing the regular updates!

    Love always,
    The Croshaw Family

  3. WOW!!! This is GREAT!!! Congratulations on the new computer and program. We are so excited for you all. I can just picture primary. Talk about positive!!! We are so happy for you. Enjoy!! Uncle Dee and Aunt LA

  4. I AM JUST AMAZED EVERYTIME I CHECK THE UPDATE ON JENNY. THIS COMPUTER IS ANOTHER STEPPING STONE IN RECOVERY.AS SHE MASTER ONE THING SHE CAN CHALLENGE HERSELF WITH ANOTHER. ALSO I WONDER IF JENNY COULD SEND ME HER STORY DIRECTLY TO ME AS THE I CAN NOT ACCESS YAHOO TO READ IT. KEEP IT UP GIRL. GOD HAS BLESSED YOU MANY TIMES OVER.
    KAT

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