I used to think that the best way to spend $10 was to buy cider donuts fresh from the farm. But today, something else gave cider donuts a run for the money. Evie's NOVA Chat, or augmentative communication device, decided to go kaput today. The sound worked, but the screen was dead. I called Technical Support, but it was confirmed that the device would have to be sent to Texas to be repaired. Insert crying emoji. I didn't realize how big of a deal this was until Evie sat at the dinner table and started looking around for her NOVA Chat. She wanted to tell me something, and couldn't. I tried to guess. This amounted to further frustration, which culminated in lots of yelling from Evie. I told her to use her inside voice, but I was just as frustrated as she was when I couldn't understand what she needed. Dinner took a very long time. She didn't even want a hug. I went on the Saltillo website and printed the "low tech"version, which are PDF's of c
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