Charlottesville-Albemarle Saxophone Ensemble

Here’s a medley of views and music from a gig the saxophone ensemble had at the Scottsville Farmer’s Market on May 1. We’ve been playing together for well over two years now and our two year anniversary for our first performance is coming up next month. Check us out on Facebook to follow the latest news and events. http://www.facebook.com/saxcase YouTube Link Songs played: Sesame Street, It Don’t Mean A Thing (slow ballad start), When I’m 64, Amparito Roca (Spanish March), Diversions In Denim Movement 2 Idlewood, Diversion Mvmt 1 Excursion, Salvatore, Three Shades of Blues. (think I got them...

Awesome photos from Telluride, Colorado

Awesome photos from Telluride, Colorado

One of my favorite places ever to ski and to visit is a tiny town in the Southwest corner of Colorado called Telluride. I’ve been there four times over the last five years staying around a week each time.  The town is small but very nice to walk around with many places to visit.  You don’t need a car once you are there because you can walk right to the ski lifts.  The gondola offers free transportation to the more modern and built up side of the mountain called Mountain Village. The skiing is a fabulous mix of miles of beginner runs that take half an hour to make it all the way down and tons of lovely expert terrain with enough steeps and trees and bumps to wear anyone out.  Then there is the Hike-To terrain, and even back country access and...

More deaf with CIs

More deaf with CIs

One thing I’ve noticed since getting CIs is that I’ve never been as deaf in my life as when I don’t have them on. It isn’t so much the change in my hearing but more the fact that I was never without my hearing aids and never without spare batteries. I even slept with my hearing aids on. Part of my issue comes from having to develop new habits. I’ve gotten pretty good at changing the rechargeable batteries in the morning and after work. I usually have a spare with me too. But when I travel I switch to the disposables, and somehow 3 days is a hard number to keep track of. I’d like to have my two CIs on opposite battery schedules so that if one died the other wouldn’t die at the same time. But how would I ever keep track of...

A really useless transcription

Barely enough to get the gist of what he’s saying…. could have done better just focusing on trying to hear. I prefer using text relay versus captel. The relay operator is a better advocate than I am for myself. Outcome: no CI activation until the 4th even though I had an appt scheduled for tomorrow with the audiologists. Surgeon is on vacation and residents are booked. (Dialing your telephone number: ) (OUTBOUND:Dialing: ) (WebCapTel CA# C6658)Ringing 1 (F)ent clinic when he can help you ? < wendy > OK hold on 1 2nd Ringing 1 good morning an t uh called on police (Tones) and < please > Karl ent May I help you ? ent crawl may help you < this is carl > Mm hmm hmm um lets see your are scheduled for the 4th that too Oh OK um the president...

Waiting and snow storms

Today is the day. I’m not first this time so have to wait more I think. Not terribly hungry due to stomach butterflies. I had to reschedule/cancel my pre-op appointment that was supposed to be two days ago because Charlottesville got over two feet of snow. The snow stopped Saturday night but my street didn’t see a single plow until about 3 am Tuesday morning. I called the surgeon’s nurse Monday morning and she said they could just do any workup before surgery today. Makes sense since I’ve been through this before 8 months ago. I had a bit of a travel adventure last Friday night. I was in San Antonio all last week for work and my flight home didn’t land in Richmond, VA until after 10pm. The snow storm was predicted to start between 6...

Residual hearing post Medel CI

I just had my 6 month mapping and will post about that soon. In the mean-time for those who are curious, here is a comparison of my implanted ear’s audiograms before and after the CI (residual hearing). Hearing With the CI is 15-25 across the board, 250 to 6000 (they don’t test 125 Hz but I can hear that low too).

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