...and good riddance!
2016 was mostly a lousy year. There were a few high points, but the year largely fell well below expectations. What with screwball relatives fanning the flames of drama to incredible heights, and other personal craziness, it was definitely a year worth forgetting. Except maybe for the Indians getting to the World Series. That was pretty great.
2016 got in a couple of last-minute kicks-in-the-groin with my father going into the hospital for gout. He is much better, and in a nursing facility in Columbus (Ohio), for rehabilitation. My father-in-law is not doing very well; he was not expected to make it into the new year, but he is still with us. It is uncertain for how long he will continue to live.
So I am looking forward to a better 2017. Business looks better, some things are getting straightened out, things here in SPOCS land are hopeful.
Speaking of SPOCS, I got the new speech module working for the hardware EMICS text to speech module. It is working pretty well, now. If I get a chance to work on SPOCS more, we may have a release soon.
Good Night, Ma Wolfe, wherever you are.