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Old 03-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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U 2 hot to trot, or walk, or ride rides or...?

2 hot to trot&or walk&or ride rides&or eat&or&?

Hello everyone. I am beginning my 2nd PTR and thank YOU for joining.
First the players:

Me: Dee 50 (yikes is that possible? 50 already? seems I was just 30) the planner. Vertically challenged& as in I have a balance disorder. J
DH: 52 (that is totally possible. Hehehe) professional computer system analyst, however has been displaced after 23 years in the same work place and is now paying the bills (and financing our Disney obsession) by working as Store manager.

DD#2: turns the big 1-0. Shhhh&This is her surprise
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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sorry the pictures are so big. I have to figure out the new photobucket. They didn't transfer atleast 1 entire folder from the old site.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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Well, I should also mention we have a total of 4 children. The oldest 3 are triplets and are currently finishing their final year(s) of college. They are:

DS#1 - commutes to college from home. Enjoys Disney once there, but wouldn't put the cash out himself to go.

DS#2 - lives at school, but is only about 1 hour drive away. Loves Disney, his dream is to work there.

DD#1 - same college as DS#2, but this year she began commuting. Loves Disney, especially trips her BF of 5 years can join us on.

I hate to do this, but I must be a bit of a downer for a moment. This is somewhat important in the planning of this trip. And may indeed alter whether we go this summer or not. That is yet to be seen.

We are DVC members. That's NOT the downer. We had used all of our points from 2012 and most of them from 2013 for the a 30th anniversary trip in Nov. 2012. Therefore we had warned all concerned there would not be a 2013 trip. still, believe it or not, NOT the downer.
But…this is where this PTR begins.
As a family we have experienced great heart ache over the past 15 months. We find ourselves picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off, only to get knocked off our feet again. The most recent heartache was the passing of my Dad in February. 11 months prior he had moved up north solely to be closer his family. DD9 was so excited at the thought he would be here for her 10th bday in August. And my college kids so very excited to have their “Bumpa” here when they graduated college this spring. We have all been knocked down by this. I mention this because, it may very well come into our WDW plans for this surprise summer trip.

that is my Dad from just a couple of months ago. He is wearing a hat we had given him when we surprised him by meeting up with him in Disney. It was Christmas time, so we had filled this hat as a Christmas stocking for him. That was about 15 years ago & he still kept it!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #4
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Gosh, your dad looks great in that picture. I'm so sorry for your loss.

It's so tough to deal with losing a loved one but you guys have lost so many this past year. I do hope that you are all able to go on the trip to enjoy some happy memories!

I'm definitely subscribing. You know you can't get rid of me!
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Gosh, your dad looks great in that picture. I'm so sorry for your loss.

It's so tough to deal with losing a loved one but you guys have lost so many this past year. I do hope that you are all able to go on the trip to enjoy some happy memories!

I'm definitely subscribing. You know you can't get rid of me!

Thanks Bridget. He was doing so well. But, he had lung disease. He couldn't last forever. He had a framed picture of Jimny Cricket on his wall. He always used to sing that song. Even when I was little. I think I really believed he would live to 103 like he was recently singing. I have the picture now. It should hang in my Disney room, but at the moment it is in my dining room.

We shall do our best to get to Disney, but we will have to see as time goes how our youngest is dealing with her bday approaching and no Bumpa here. Being at WDW may be better, or it may be worse. We will have to judge as it gets closer. For now I will plan as if we are going.

Thanks for subscribing. Who would ever want to get rid of you???
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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Now on with the plans.
Shortly after returning from a wonderful fall trip I began to realize I can’t go 2 years without returning. It is my happy place. I am most content when planning. So, at first I sulked. Then I thought… how oh how…
THEN I researched. What was the amount of DVC points we actually have available, and just how long of a stay could we possibly squeeze out of them. Maybe just a weekend? Even that would be good. Then DD wouldn’t have to miss school. The college kids probably wouldn’t be able to come anyway. Just the 3 of us in a studio for a weekend. Hmmmm... Maybe that would work… MAYBE we had just enough points for a weekend trip.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:19 PM   #7
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Guess what??? I am being sent to a conference for work this summer. It's in ORLANDO!!!! I was hoping it was during your dates but all I could remember was August. Unfortunately it's not. I will be there from August 8-11 or something close to that. SOOOOO close to meeting up and yet SOOOO far...... lol....
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Guess what??? I am being sent to a conference for work this summer. It's in ORLANDO!!!! I was hoping it was during your dates but all I could remember was August. Unfortunately it's not. I will be there from August 8-11 or something close to that. SOOOOO close to meeting up and yet SOOOO far...... lol....
Oh that would have been so cool! I wish my husband would get sent to Orlando for something work related. Since he is a manager/beer manager for a liquor store.....maybe for the food & wine?

Well, you can check it out & let me know how it is. Will you be able to bring the family? You know, since you already have the AP's.....
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Oh that would have been so cool! I wish my husband would get sent to Orlando for something work related. Since he is a manager/beer manager for a liquor store.....maybe for the food & wine?

Well, you can check it out & let me know how it is. Will you be able to bring the family? You know, since you already have the AP's.....

Yep I hope to bring the family along with me! Since we have AP's it will be a cheap and fun way to spend a few days although they will mostly get parks and I'll mostly get conference.

A free trip to Food and Wine would be awesome!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:23 AM   #10
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Yep I hope to bring the family along with me! Since we have AP's it will be a cheap and fun way to spend a few days although they will mostly get parks and I'll mostly get conference.

A free trip to Food and Wine would be awesome!!
That would be awesome! Congratulations! Unfortunately - you miss my dates, as well.

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Ack... I forgot your Mother's Day wishes...

Happy Mother's Day Dee!

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That would be awesome! Congratulations! Unfortunately - you miss my dates, as well.

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Yep unfortunately I will. I had checked your PTR as well.

Happy Mother's Day to both of you!
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Actually the mattress is not that great. We think we are going to return it. Long story but pressure points on mattress get very hot. Weird I thought it was just me... You know THAT age. But dh is having the same problem. Plus dh weights about 100 lbs more than me, I am finding I roll toward him. Maybe not firm emough?? So that is on the list of things to do this week. Could it be that we are expecting a nights sleep like when we are in Disney? ;}
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Oh and btw, sneaky dd has been reading the Disboards. So I have to be careful not to give away any of the graduation surprises. ...
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Oh and btw, sneaky dd has been reading the Disboards. So I have to be careful not to give away any of the graduation surprises. ...
oh great always email phone or my ptr sneaky bad DD

hope it works out with mattress YES thats really the reason we'll be going to POP next month need some sleep both of us
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