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

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Real Estate Agent with Donna Homes, PLR 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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Donna Harris
Donna Homes, PLR - Austin, TX
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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?

Apr 01, 2009 08:41 PM #5
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Marc Baysek
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Sometimes its nice to work from home on a "sick-day"..very productive!

Apr 01, 2009 08:41 PM #6
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Loreena Yeo
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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.

Apr 01, 2009 08:53 PM #7
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Greg Nino
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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.

Apr 01, 2009 09:18 PM #8
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Robert Schwabe
Keller Williams- First Coast Realty - Orange Park, FL
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Donna - Thank god for email. I hope you feel much better tomorrow.  

Apr 01, 2009 09:26 PM #9
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Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
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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?

Apr 01, 2009 09:38 PM #10
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Donna Harris
Donna Homes, PLR - Austin, TX
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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.

Apr 01, 2009 09:50 PM #11
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Kim Daugherty
www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com - McKinney, TX
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I know this sounds wierd, but I LOVE it when I lose my voice. My husband thinks the raspiness is pretty sexy. Crazy, right?

Apr 01, 2009 10:31 PM #12
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John Cannata
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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.

Apr 02, 2009 12:22 AM #13
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Jesse Vasquez
Team Vasquez Realty Group - Tampa, FL
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A voice is nothing to play with! take care of it! and dont go to chucky cheese again

Apr 02, 2009 11:39 AM #14
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Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
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Take care of those chords. You will fine and yelling at folks in no time.

Apr 02, 2009 12:41 PM #15
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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Be careful!  That's what happened to me in February.  I ended up in day surgery getting my tonsils out.  Ouch!

Apr 02, 2009 05:50 PM #16
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Donna Harris
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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!

Apr 02, 2009 07:41 PM #17
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My tonsillectomy wasn't for allergies.  I had a huge abscess.  That was more painful than the surgery and the recovery.

Apr 03, 2009 08:02 AM #18
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Petra Norris
CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
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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.

Apr 04, 2009 09:35 AM #19
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Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
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Donna - eat a lemon, skin and all

Apr 04, 2009 01:04 PM #20
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Donna Harris
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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?

Apr 04, 2009 09:39 PM #21
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Ann Hayden
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Donna,

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

Ann

Apr 05, 2009 08:05 AM #22
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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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.

Apr 05, 2009 10:26 PM #23
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Donna Harris
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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.

Apr 06, 2009 02:45 PM #24
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