Someone asked me yesterday if I used my dog or cane to get around my own house. The answer is no. Once I am home, the dog is loose and she is no longer a guide dog. She is a dog. running around, playing, drinking water, sleeping in the sun. My cane is standing in a corner by the door. I move around. I know where things are. I don't count steps. I just know what is around me. They asked how long it took me to learn a new place. They asked six months? I'm glad they asked. six months? No. A week. Sometimes only a day. Depends on the place really and how much I move around it. If it is small, it may take only an hour or two. I'm so glad I get asked these questions.