Eric D. Schabell: Vacation is over...

Monday, December 12, 2005

Vacation is over...

Today started working again after a week off in the woods. Stayed at a park with houses around a lovely lake, lots of ducks, a wonderful indoor swimming pool and activities for my daughter of 17 months. Was very nice.

My daughter walked for the first time in our house on 10 Dec 2005 at 1608 hrs!!!! Was a shock to both me and my wife. She was standing up and calling out "hey, hey, HEY!" until we would look. I would then say "Great, you are standing!" After about three of these in a row I added "How about walking?" She thought about it for a bit and then just walked over to us (about 6 steps) like a drunken sailor on shore leave at the end of a long night! But it was walking for the first time and we both saw it happen, amazing!

Back a work and I have been swamped with all kinds of small matters that keep me from the fun stuff, like developing!

Tonight we will setup the Christmas Tree. Time to get the lights out and into the Christmas spirit. As an American overseas I have a tradition of tacky lighting on my house to hold high!