Tuesday, December 16, 2008


December 10 – Vicki and Bob are new friends. We taught them to play Pickleball at TT Chesapeake Bay. I also invited Vicki to play Hand and Foot with some of the ladies several afternoons while we were there. Vicki is not only a very enthusiastic Pickleball Player; she is also wild about Hand and Foot. Before they arrived in Orlando, Vicki had E-Mailed me and asked if we could get some Hand and Foot going. That’s exactly what we did!!

Here is the group of 10 playing one evening. It was easy to get the group to show me their HANDS, but could not get them to show off their FOOTS!!

From front around the table: Denise, Vicki, Barb, John (unseen), Pat, Mitch, Ken, Cheryl, Rich's hand in the foreground, and me behind the camera.


December 4 - Just before we left Virginia, my laptop developed a red down the monitor. I had bought a 3-year extended warrantee that, believe it or not, expires January 2009!!! Oh Happy Day!!! There is a Toshiba service center in the Orlando, Sarcom. I called them early the afternoon we arrived at TT Orlando. They said we could bring the laptop in that afternoon. We did a quick set-up and got to Sarcom about 4:30 PM. They checked the computer and said they would order the part(s) needed. Since the laptop was still useable, we took with us and went to visit Ken’s daughter Tracy in Lake Mary.

It was fun meeting Tracy at the Country Club where she works. Afterwards we stopped for dinner of Nachos and Fajitas at Chili’s. Very good!! Then Tracy showed us the new condo she is renting within a bike ride of the Club. Very nice!

Her puppy dog did some of his favorite tricks for us and sent us on our way.

It was amazing that Sarcom called before noon the next day. The part was in!! We dashed over and they replaced the monitor within a half hour. That’s the fastest service I have ever, ever gotten!!! We can highly recommend Sarcom of Orlando!!