Hi Joyce, I live in Roklim, just outside of Sacramento. I'm from San Jose though. I still have lots of family there. I saw you were from CA and thought I'd say hello. I lost ALL my hearing overnight this May. Hard to adjust. Doctor says I can't use hearing aids because I have no hearing left. We are trying to find someone to tutor us, me and my husband. So far no luck. Anyway, just wanted to say hi. Good luck on this site. It can be a bumpy ride.