I'm writing this update using the new voice activation software that we have-it's pretty cool. Once you get the hang of how it’s used, it's actually pretty accurate. Kari had a little trouble with setting it up this morning, but it was more a problem with the computer then with the software. When I got home today, I worked on it a little bit and trained it to my voice. I'm guessing that probably tomorrow you will see an update from Kari that she wrote using this new software. Since we bought a mouse she could use, when there's a problem with the software she can just use the mouse to select what she wants. If you had to rely solely on the software, it would take a long time, but purely for typing and text entry it is extremely fast. I think once you get the hang of it, it would be faster than typing for anybody.
As far as how things are going for us, the things that Kari has written in the last two updates are true. We are all very tired, but happy that things are going so well. My groups at school are getting back on track and I'm excited to be taking my advanced band to a regional festival after they scored a superior at the district festival a week ago. My other groups played well too, and I am very proud of them also. We had auditions today for octet, which is our select string group, and hopefully will be going to another festival with them in April as well. I'm very busy at school, but I love my job and going back to work was the best thing for me as far as getting back to normal and getting out of the hospital mindset. Anyways, more updates from Kari to follow. We've gotten some new equipment and she wanted to share with you how we are using the donations that we have been given. I'm not sure how many people are still reading this site, but we still covet your prayers and thank you for following our story. When I get around to it I still need to call the reporter from the Press-Enterprise that did the article on us way back in August. Anyways, got to go, talk to you all later.