Joe Obrin's Personal Page

This is what happened to Joe and Debbie Obrin, as they got older. Now, we both dabble in Facebook. But, there is something nice about having your own webpage. You can talk about whatever you want, and no one will censor your opinions. Besides, I was making these web pages long before Facebook existed.

After 39 years as an engineer, Joe retired in 2018. For the last 15 years, I ran my own small business, Four Point OH Consulting.

Since Debbie had already been retired for many years, we then moved to Florida. It had long been a dream of ours to live near Walt Disney World. Although Disney World and the Walt Disney Company have had some very turbulent times over the past few years, we still enjoy going to the parks. We tend to go at least once every couple of weeks. Needless to say, 2020 was a very rough year for Disney World. But, it has multiple is it mostly recovered. And, there are several new things happening. Galaxies edge, in particular, is wonderful.

We continue to Cruise with the Disney Cruise Line. Some people say that Disney Cruise is more expensive than other cruises. But, you get what you pay for. Not only is the service amazing, and the ships more reliable, but the entertainment is world class. After all, it is Disney. Let us not forget that they own both Marvel and Star Wars, as well as pixar. And these franchises are making an appearance on the ships.

On the Disney ships, we have been to Europe, Caribbean, Alaska, and Mexico. When in Europe, we even had the opportunity to go to Disneyland Paris. We were able to stay there using our DVC points. It was a very good deal, considering the pricing and availability of hotels in Paris.

We now live in a 55+ active community. The name of the community is Del Webb Orlando. It is only about a half hour from the gates of Disney World. And, it is a very active community. We participate in karaoke, trivia, dancing, and other activities. There is a clubhouse, and two pools. And, of course, there is a dog park for omen.

We are very active in the photography club. Joe is the vice president, and performs most of the technical tasks for the organization.

On addition to Disney and the activities around DWO, we occasionally make it to Universal Orlando and some of the other Florida attractions. Of course, the crowning glory at Univetsal is the Wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Debbie and Joe have been playing World of Warcraft for nearly twenty years. Like Disney, Blizzard (the company behind WoW) is going through rough times. But we are still having fun playing.

We play exclusively on macs. In fact our house is packed with Apple tech. Macs, iPhones, iPads, home pods, and interconnected smart home products. It gives us another hobby keeping it all running.

Our son, Nick, has also moved to Florida. He is living in the Tampa area, which is a good 90 minutes from our home near Orlando. He is working in tech-support at a software company. That is good, since his bachelors degree was in Business Information Systems.

Well, I think that's all. e-mail me if you have something interesting to say. I am at

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