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April Update    

April 2021

I promise, this is not an April fools post :-)


The roof, sprinklers and hurricane shutters have been addressed. Nice to get those over with.

The Lanai/Birdcage extension is still pending - the permitting process here in Lee County, FL is woefully behind - they're blaming it on, of course, COVID. We may not get started for another 6 weeks!


I'm still hoping to get in a hike this spring - maybe late May, early June.


  • Nancy just returned from Phoenix, to visit her Mom and brothers.
  • I'll be in San Diego for a few days starting on the 11th - to see my Mom, sister, cousin, and brother.
  • Nancy's brother Bill plans to visit us late this month.
  • Nancy will travel to Centennial, CO for Mother's day - I'll stay here, in case there is any movement on the Lanai project.
  • Ted and family hope to visit us sometime around/after Mother's day.

It's surprisingly busy around here!


Now that we're permanent FL residents, we get to complain about the "snowbirds" who visit during the season (Jan-April) :-0 We're pleased to see the population start to decline, and the crowds begin to dissapear. The beach, restaurants and stores are much nicer off-peak!

That's all for now - have a safe, great April!

Author: JMP :-) Category: blog
(Created: Apr 07, 2021 15:54:47, Modified: Apr 07, 2021 15:55:42)


New blog framework

We have a new framework for the blog. I think it makes viewing eaisier, and, behind the scenes, it makes editing easier.

I hope to begin posting a little more regularly - we can but hope!



About John

John M. Pantone

John is now retired, and living in Ft. Myers, Florida, USA. He keeps very busy with software development, model railroading and hobbyist electronics. John also enjoys backpacking, photography, cooking, bowling and DIY projects around the house.

John has been directly involved in Object Oriented Technologies since the early seventies. His wide-ranging role included work with industries and systems as diverse as the electronics, aerospace, bio-tech, banking & financial, telecommunications, and transportation.

Playing an active role in the development of Object Oriented Technology, John has contributed to the development of Object Oriented Analysis & Design Notation and Methodologies (OMT and UML), Object Oriented programming languages, commercial database management systems and Object Oriented Analysis and Design Tools. Additionally, John provided training and mentoring in the related subjects of XML and Service Oriented Architecture.

As co-founder of Objectech Corporation (in 1988), John provided professional services, consultation and training to many organizations and individuals. In addition to developing the very successful OOPS is no Mistake! seminar series, John has spoken at seminars and conferences throughout the world, including OOPSLA, the Borland International Developers Conference, COMPCON and meetings of the ACM, ASM, IEEE and AIIE.

John was an instructor at UCSD Extension, Department of Information Technology and, in 1997, was awarded Outstanding Instructor, and was the featured speaker at the 1997 Extension Commencement Ceremony.

John was a course developer and instructor for ASPE, inc. which provided technology instruction through international onsite delivery, as well as live, instructor-led online options.