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

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!!

Comment balloon 24 commentsDonna Harris • April 01 2009 08:22PM

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Hi Donna.  Hope you can talk soon.  Can you help a new guy out with a survey please?  Thanks.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=OgyFotLPJ1pUM1PdsyefqA_3d_3d

Posted by Mike Dee (iReelPropertyMarketing) about 9 years ago

Donna-hope you feel better and I marvel about it often!  Let the yelling wait a day...you need to get well soon!  :)

Posted by Midori Miller, Digital Marketing Director (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) about 9 years ago

I'll bet once your voice clears up your fingers will be hurting from overuse.  You're right -- what on earth did we do before?  Oh, yeah -- we took the day off!  What a novel idea!

Posted by Patsy Overton (Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia) about 9 years ago

Get better soon.

Posted by Lorraine or Loretta Kratz, Certified Negotiation Consultants (Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.) about 9 years ago

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?

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 9 years ago

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

Posted by Marc Baysek, Iron Horse Properties (Iron Horse Properties, LLC) about 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) about 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 9 years ago

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

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) about 9 years ago

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?

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 9 years ago

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

Posted by Kim Dean, d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Own (www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com) about 9 years ago

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.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) about 9 years ago

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

Posted by Jesse Vasquez, "APPROVED” (Graystone Mortgage LLC) about 9 years ago

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

Posted by Terry Miller, Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator (Miller Homes Group) about 9 years ago

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

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) about 9 years ago

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!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 9 years ago

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

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) about 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Donna - eat a lemon, skin and all

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 9 years ago

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?

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 9 years ago

Donna,

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

Ann

Posted by Ann Hayden, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) about 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 9 years ago

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