Continuing to Work with No Voice to Talk- Life before Email?

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Real Estate Agent with Regent Property Group 0480809

Man, what did we do before email, blogging, twitter, and many more when we couldn't talk?

I have no idea what happened, but yesterday evening, my voice was going a little hoarse, and I woke up this morning with absolutely no voice.  I could whisper, but apparently those are different muscles.

However, email to the rescue!!!  I was able to get so much accomplished today just because of the ability of email and other online avenues to talk with people.

How amazing is that?

Back in the day, like just 10 years ago, if you couldn't talk, good luck trying to get anything done if you needed to "talk" with someone.

Man, my throat is killing me from the talking I did try to do today, but my daughter doesn't know enough sign language to communicate in all signs.

I hope my voice is back tomorrow as there is so much more I need to do that can't be done via email, like YELL at people!!

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Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

ReelProp, Thank you. And sorry, but I can't be any help to you on your survey as I do my tours for way less than what your survey allows.

Midori, Thanks, but sometimes, a girl's just gotta yell!

Patsy, Took a day off?  How does that work?

April 01, 2009 08:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Marc Baysek
Iron Horse Properties
Iron Horse Properties, LLC

Sometimes its nice to work from home on a "sick-day"..very productive!

April 01, 2009 08:41 PM
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Loreena Yeo
Realtor® | Frisco TX Community Ambassador
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.

Good that you had a bad throat but still is able to be productive. There are days I dont feel 100%, I just cant be on top of my game.

April 01, 2009 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Greg Nino
Houston, Texas
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

careful Donna. You may wake up tomorrow with no voice and sore fingers. Then you'll have to resort to either your toes or mental telepathy.

April 01, 2009 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Robert Schwabe
Orange Park Real Estate
Keller Williams- First Coast Realty

Donna - Thank god for email. I hope you feel much better tomorrow.  

April 01, 2009 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Heather Chavez
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235
Second Self Virtual Assistance

Hot tea with lemon, Donna.  I hope you feel well, too.  But, it's nice that you can still get stuff accomplished without having to worry about vocally communicating, right?

April 01, 2009 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

L&L, Thanks!

Marc, I always work from him, so same 'ol same 'ol here...  but the couch does call for me a little louder...

Loreena, But with email, no one knows when you're not 100%!

Greg, My toes have been warming up, and the psychic powers are only in my dreams...

Robert, No joke! And thanks!

Heather, Yeah, I drank some Green Tea with honey and lemon, but the gargling of the wam salt water is the only thing that has made any difference.

April 01, 2009 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Kim Daugherty
d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Owner
www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com

I know this sounds wierd, but I LOVE it when I lose my voice. My husband thinks the raspiness is pretty sexy. Crazy, right?

April 01, 2009 10:31 PM
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John Cannata
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com

Your comment on Twitter makes sense now.  LOL  I thought you had a cold or something and thats why you lost your voice.  I hope it comes back.  For me, although emails does work, I like to talk to certain people because I know they will be confused with my email.

April 02, 2009 12:22 AM
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Jesse Vasquez
"SOLD"
Team Vasquez Realty Group

A voice is nothing to play with! take care of it! and dont go to chucky cheese again

April 02, 2009 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator
Miller Homes Group

Take care of those chords. You will fine and yelling at folks in no time.

April 02, 2009 12:41 PM
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
Keller Williams Dallas Premier

Be careful!  That's what happened to me in February.  I ended up in day surgery getting my tonsils out.  Ouch!

April 02, 2009 05:50 PM
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

Kim, I used to like it when I lost my voice, like after a high school football game. It showed I really cheered.  The "sexy" comment reminded me of the Friends episode when Pheobe went hoarse.

John, True, some people don't understand how emails are written.

Jesse, I'll stay away!

Terry, I sure hope so!

Lorrie, I'm hearing more and more about people removing their tonsils to help with their allergies. I might look into it!

April 02, 2009 07:41 PM
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
Keller Williams Dallas Premier

My tonsillectomy wasn't for allergies.  I had a huge abscess.  That was more painful than the surgery and the recovery.

April 03, 2009 08:02 AM
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Petra Norris
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.

Donna - I do hope your voice is back by now or at least somewhat. I remember growing up not even have a house phone - times sure have changed.

April 04, 2009 09:35 AM
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Greg Nino
Houston, Texas
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

Donna - eat a lemon, skin and all

April 04, 2009 01:04 PM
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

Lorrie, Sorry to hear that. Glad you're doing better.

Petra, It's somewhat back, but it came back with a vengence of other "crud".

Greg, Skin of the lemon?  Why?  Can it be a lemon zest like in a pasta sauce?

April 04, 2009 09:39 PM
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Ann Hayden
SelectAnn.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri

Donna,

I hope your voice is better soon.  Sometimes it can take a while for it to come back.

Ann

April 05, 2009 08:05 AM
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Gary Woltal
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Keller Williams Realty

Donna, thank goodness email saved you. Think if you had to do that all over the phone or in person. Hope the voice gets rested up soon for you.

April 05, 2009 10:26 PM
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

Ann, It's getting there.  I still sound a little hoarse, but a million times better.

Gary, It did get some rest.  Grandma took Alyssa a couple of times so I didn't have to talk to her so it could rest some more... now, if I could get rid of the cough my voice came back with.

April 06, 2009 02:45 PM
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