Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Holidays in Orlando (Pt2)

A good time was had by one and all.

One of the highlights of our trip was the visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios on Christmas day. Luke was mesmerized by the parade and we all were inspired by the "Festival of Dancing Lights". If you ever have an opportunity to see this during the holidays, you will not be disappointed.

Below is a short video with highlights of this spectacular experience.

Osbourne Festival of Dancing Lights Highlights

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Holidays

Greetings from Orlando. Well here we are, once again, in Orlando. This time for the Christmas Holiday. Cheryl and I are hosting the family. Sharon came up with us. Luke, Mark and Larissa came up yesterday and we are expecting Michael sometime today.

Kelly begins her adventure back to California on Friday. She and her beau are traveling to Santa Maria, Ca near the airforce base. We saw the remains of her home here in Gainesville just prior to packing it up ready for shipping.

This week should be interesting as we try to stuff 8 people into a six person condo. The plan is to use today to finish up the Christmas shopping and then do some "park hopping" the rest of the week.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Wish List

Well I thought I would share with you my "wish list" for this Christmas. I have tried to make it wasy for you by creating this list at You can access my wish list by clicking on this button:

My Wish List

Thanks and Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Life Adventure

Last Friday, I received a signifcant shock when the division that I had been part of at AT&T for the past 5 years was eliminated. My feelings went all over the place, from relief to despair as I face the prospect of finding work at age 55.

Many questions go through my mind. Am I up for it? Will someone want a person of my age? Will I have to move (again). Well, I do have many friends both within the community as well as outside the community. So, once again, time to "saddle up" and get on with it.

I think I will post updates here as I go through this process to document my steps and to share my thoughts and feelings as I move from "surplus" to employed.