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Old 10-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #346
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So glad your family is safe and sound and there was minimal damage. After experiencing too-many-to-count hurricanes down here, you realize that all those physical items (cars, furniture, house!) can be replaced but lives cannot. You say a prayer thanking God for your blessings, ask for help for your neighbors, patience to weather the cleanup and His grace to sustain you through it all....or at least until you get your internet connection back!
Very well said and a great way to look at what life hands you.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:59 AM   #347
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Ok, I'm caught up again after the dumb storm interrupted my DIS time. I hope you guys are ok and have survived Sandy. Sounded like NJ got hit the worst of everyone.

Aulani looks just amazing. I hope we get the chance to see it. Love the room, love the view.

As we all know, the idea that men hate shopping is a myth. We love shopping if it involves hardware stores, sporting goods, and golf pro shops. Anything else is pointless.

You and Bill (saintstickets) have me totally freaked out about Oahu traffic now. I'm worried we're going to see nothing but brake lights the whole trip!
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:24 PM   #348
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It's so good that all of you are fine. Such a scary time!

I will be hoping that your flight will be able to take off in a timely manner!
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:21 PM   #349
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Hi all- nj is definitely a war zone- my whole town has no power, and is not expected to have any until next week or longer- trees are down everywhere , power lines knocked down- just a disaster. But we have been very lucky! However-

I don't think I have ever appreciated a trip to WDW more!

Our airport, I am happy to say, was the first to reopen- delays since yesterday are less than 15 minutes. I am having the car service pick us up earlier tomorrow than originally planned- cant wait to hang in the airport- I hear they have electricity and TVs and food there, we are all excited to see! Lol-

Ok- back to tossing out another freezer full of steaks!
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #350
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Hi all- nj is definitely a war zone- my whole town has no power, and is not expected to have any until next week or longer- trees are down everywhere , power lines knocked down- just a disaster. But we have been very lucky! However-

I don't think I have ever appreciated a trip to WDW more!

Our airport, I am happy to say, was the first to reopen- delays since yesterday are less than 15 minutes. I am having the car service pick us up earlier tomorrow than originally planned- cant wait to hang in the airport- I hear they have electricity and TVs and food there, we are all excited to see! Lol-

Ok- back to tossing out another freezer full of steaks!
Ellen, so sorry things are so rough there. I am happy to hear that you and yours are okay, though. Must be a little hard to get ready with no electricity. Have a wonderful trip - just think, you'll be in a Magical place, and then when you come back, the lights should be back on!
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #351
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Hi all- nj is definitely a war zone- my whole town has no power, and is not expected to have any until next week or longer- trees are down everywhere , power lines knocked down- just a disaster. But we have been very lucky! However-

I don't think I have ever appreciated a trip to WDW more!

Our airport, I am happy to say, was the first to reopen- delays since yesterday are less than 15 minutes. I am having the car service pick us up earlier tomorrow than originally planned- cant wait to hang in the airport- I hear they have electricity and TVs and food there, we are all excited to see! Lol-

Ok- back to tossing out another freezer full of steaks!
I know it is exciting to be leaving the war zone but I bet it is also very stressful. Do you have someone to watch the house and unload the frig/freezer as items thaw? Take care.

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #352
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Glad the trip is still on. Sean is going with correct? Wish I could make the power appear for everyone out there. Some of our power company Guys are on there way out to help with the lines. Enjoy the flight tomorrow and the relaxation!
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #353
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I was very proactive! Suitcases were packed by Monday morning! and yes, we have people staying here with our dog, summer. So..... We are ready as long as I can pack up my photo equipment in the am!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #354
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Laura- the lines are down everywhere- we need the help! And yes, Sean is coming- I think he is looking forward to electricity more than anyone- he started freakin a little today. But really, his whole world was shaken up- no school, no lights, no tutor after school, no work- too much for him. So glad we are going away!
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:10 PM   #355
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Hi all- nj is definitely a war zone- my whole town has no power, and is not expected to have any until next week or longer- trees are down everywhere , power lines knocked down- just a disaster. But we have been very lucky! However-

I don't think I have ever appreciated a trip to WDW more!

Our airport, I am happy to say, was the first to reopen- delays since yesterday are less than 15 minutes. I am having the car service pick us up earlier tomorrow than originally planned- cant wait to hang in the airport- I hear they have electricity and TVs and food there, we are all excited to see! Lol-

Ok- back to tossing out another freezer full of steaks!
After this I think a WDW is well deserved.

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I was very proactive! Suitcases were packed by Monday morning! and yes, we have people staying here with our dog, summer. So..... We are ready as long as I can pack up my photo equipment in the am!
Excellent planning on your part. I remember one of our DL trips I took the day off before to wash and pack and of course storm came in so no electricity to do either. I ended up buying a couple of outfits and taking a load to my my DD to wash to finish up.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:40 PM   #356
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Glad to hear that you were able to stay safe during Sandy. Have a great trip you deserve it after this week!
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #357
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So glad you and your family are okay. The climate in Orlando and the electricity will be a welcome relief from what you've been experiencing this week. It's like anything, you don't realize how much it means to you until it is taken away! Have a great trip, stay safe and we look forward to any updates and posts!
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Hi all- nj is definitely a war zone- my whole town has no power, and is not expected to have any until next week or longer- trees are down everywhere , power lines knocked down- just a disaster. But we have been very lucky! However-

I don't think I have ever appreciated a trip to WDW more!

Our airport, I am happy to say, was the first to reopen- delays since yesterday are less than 15 minutes. I am having the car service pick us up earlier tomorrow than originally planned- cant wait to hang in the airport- I hear they have electricity and TVs and food there, we are all excited to see! Lol-

Ok- back to tossing out another freezer full of steaks!
That's awful that you have to toss out steaks and tht NJ is a War zone, but I'm sure you will REALLY appreciate your WDW trip! Heck I would really appreciate your WDW this point!

Have a great time! I can't wait to hear about it!
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:41 PM   #359
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Have a great trip Ellen. Glad you'll get a reprieve from the stress of all of this.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #360
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Ellen ~ I was thinking about you and wondering how your family was doing! You're about the only one I know (ha, like I really know you) in NJ.

So glad you checked in and we know everyone is ok!

My nephew is an EMT from PA and is helping in NYC and told his Mom it is unbelievable! They are suppose to be working 12 hr. shifts but it has been more like 18 hrs.

Have a safe trip tomorrow and ENJOY! Can't wait for another trip report from you! Praying you guys have alot of sunshine next week and come home to electricity!
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