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Old 03-04-2009, 05:17 PM   #91
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Hey Leamom!! You'll be there the same time I am! But, not the same park We're getting to ASMu on the 18th, which is MY dh's birthday...and going to MK on the 19th, which is DS's birthday, don't ask how we managed that one! I just made a TR, for the first time! YAAY!! I'll work on one for September as soon as my sister gets on the ball and tells me where she wants to eat!! We're just hitting MK this trip, and eating at a couple of cool places, Kona and CP, which should be fun! Good luck with your interview!! I can't wait until MAY!!!!
Hi bouncycat! Thanks for jumping over to my Pre-Trippie! What an awesome birthday present for DS! I can't wait for May either! I wish I was able to swing another trip later in the year but unless the economy changes I don't think it's in the cards. I'll jump over in a minute and check out your TR.
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thanks, it's still a work in progress, and of course I need to start one for September....maybe I'll do that today if it's slow at work!!
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:20 AM   #93
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Hi readers! Just got back from the interview. It went well. I don't know if I would be crazy about the job if I were to get it. We will have to see how it goes. They are going to pick two out of the five and bring them back next week. I will keep you posted

The boss I have now is so cool. I was able to tell him that I was going and he was awesome and encouraging about it. I didn't get that impression from the plant manager I interviewed with today. Oh well I'm going to keep sticking my neck out there. Maybe things will turn around.

So have any of my readers rode Toy Story Mania? I am so excited about this attraction!! I'm just wondering what others think.

Have a great day everyone!

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Old 03-05-2009, 11:32 AM   #94
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I've ridden TSM!! It's AWESOME!! Beware tho, your shoulder and arm can get sore from all the shooting, but it's FUN!! It's got the 4D effects, so when you pop a water balloon, it'll spray you! I absolutely LOVE this ride, and the interaction it gives for you. I don't have any pictures of this one...but it was SUPER fun! It does jerk you a tad bit when you take off from one screen to another...my favorite I think was the darts with the balloons!! I won't get to do this again until September... TOO long to wait!!!
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:48 AM   #95
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I LOVE Toy Story Mania, so much fun! Rode it three times in August. Word of warning, if you want to ride it without a horrendously long wait be at the park at rope drop and head straight there. The queue fills up quickly and the fastpasses go very quickly as well.
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I've ridden TSM!! It's AWESOME!! Beware tho, your shoulder and arm can get sore from all the shooting, but it's FUN!! It's got the 4D effects, so when you pop a water balloon, it'll spray you! I absolutely LOVE this ride, and the interaction it gives for you. I don't have any pictures of this one...but it was SUPER fun! It does jerk you a tad bit when you take off from one screen to another...my favorite I think was the darts with the balloons!! I won't get to do this again until September... TOO long to wait!!!

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I LOVE Toy Story Mania, so much fun! Rode it three times in August. Word of warning, if you want to ride it without a horrendously long wait be at the park at rope drop and head straight there. The queue fills up quickly and the fastpasses go very quickly as well.
You guys have me super excited now!! DH is going to love this!

Thanks for the tip Lessa on getting there at rope drop. We are rope drop kind of folks so we'll just head there right away.
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I accomplished a lot today so I decided to take a little time for myself and make something for our trip. Made these to leave for our mousekeeping tips. I think they turned out pretty cute. Josie wanted to know if I made them for her. I found the pic on the photobucket page of one of the DISsigner's.

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Glad to hear your interview went well!

I'm excited to ride TSM too! It opened on the day we left last year. I was soooo bummed we missed it! We're not early risers, but I'm going to try to get us to DHS for rope drop so we get a chance to ride. I've been thinking about getting up earlier on this vacation anyway since the park ours aren't as late, especially DHS.

Love the Mousekeeping envelopes! I need to do the same!!
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Greetings from It has been raining and windy. Avery has got up t 430am the last 2 mornings. Think that needs another I did get to eat some yummy ice cream today so that is good. Glad the interview went well. Maybe your old job will give you a bonus or some kind of insentive. I want to see a pic of your hair. Have a fun weekend-send sun vibes my way!!
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Sorry the weather has been bad for you, hopefully it clears up!
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:44 PM   #101
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Hi I finally made it over here will catch up later
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Hi there! If you've eaten at Teppan Edo, Coral Reef, or Chefs de France let me know what you think. We haven't done any of these and I'm trying to decide which one for our trip....let me know what ya think!
Okay I lied I started reading !!! First you are an adorable family!!!
I have eaten at Chefs and am returning this May as you may knowfrom my PTR and other threads we co habit!!!!
I loved Chefs I hd the Shrimp and Scalopps and the apple crepes YUMMY!
I pln to try Teppan this May and am very excited !! Have you seen the really cute way they serve the kids meals !!!!????
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:54 AM   #103
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Glad to hear your interview went well!

I'm excited to ride TSM too! It opened on the day we left last year. I was soooo bummed we missed it! We're not early risers, but I'm going to try to get us to DHS for rope drop so we get a chance to ride. I've been thinking about getting up earlier on this vacation anyway since the park ours aren't as late, especially DHS.

Love the Mousekeeping envelopes! I need to do the same!!
It's been a while since I interviewed anywhere so I was pretty nervous. I put my game face on and went for it. Guess what?? They called me back yesterday afternoon and they want to move forward with me. I have a phone interview with their corporate engineers sometime next week between Monday and Wednesday...

You should try to get up early even just once and make it to the park at opening. The opening shows are cute, the lines for the rides are super short, and I can't explain the feeling of walking into the park without it being crammed with visitors. It's just so beautiful.

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Greetings from It has been raining and windy. Avery has got up t 430am the last 2 mornings. Think that needs another I did get to eat some yummy ice cream today so that is good. Glad the interview went well. Maybe your old job will give you a bonus or some kind of insentive. I want to see a pic of your hair. Have a fun weekend-send sun vibes my way!!
Don't know what the old job is going to do. I have been open and up front. We'll see what happens. If I can get halfway between where I was and where I am with a new opportunity, I will be so happy. I'm sorry the weather has been yucky. Maybe today it will be better I need to get a pic of the do. Maybe I will get DH to take one for me.

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Okay I lied I started reading !!! First you are an adorable family!!!
I have eaten at Chefs and am returning this May as you may knowfrom my PTR and other threads we co habit!!!!
I loved Chefs I hd the Shrimp and Scalopps and the apple crepes YUMMY!
I pln to try Teppan this May and am very excited !! Have you seen the really cute way they serve the kids meals !!!!????
Hi Rosie! Welcome to my PTR! WOW! I'm so happy you made it over. Thanks for the kind comments on the family. I'm looking forward to Teppan but haven't seen how they serve the kids meals. Need to go check that out. Thanks for the tip!
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I have a HUGE dilemma

Okay guys something happened yesterday out of no where and I need some advice...

About two years ago and up to about a year ago Joe and I were on the hunt for a new home. Where we live is nice and the neighbors are great but we were wanting to upgrade a little and acquire some land. We have been spending a small fortune on horseback riding lessons for Lindsey. We'd rather buy her a horse and let Joe teach her as he rode horses his entire childhood.
We quit actively looking about this time last year because of some advice about puchasing in an election year, predictions on the economy etc. Please keep in mind that the housing market here isn't what it is in other regions of the country. Real estate is quite cheap and you get far more for your money. The average 3 bed 2 bath home in good condition with an acre lot goes for $120k. We live in a home like this. We bought it almost exactly 10 years ago before we were married.

Well about three weeks ago our agent (whom we haven't heard from in 6 months) sent us a listing for a house. The property has 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 6 acres, a shop, barn with stalls, and is already fenced. It is a 3200 sq ft. brick home and has two huge bonus rooms. It is listed for $299k but the owner paid 230k last year. We just looked at it said that's a nice place and moved on because we don't want to make a big commitment like that right now.

Well yesterday I get a call from the agent and the house is going to quick sale and can probably be bought for 150k. The property valuation council (this is a commonwealth) has the fair cash value at $264k. We had to go look at it. It is perfect for us and everything we were looking for and willing to pay much more for 18 months ago

So here is the dilemma:

Do we take the leap of faith? If we do we probably will not be able to go to WDW in May...

Do we pass it up?

I'm so torn because you know I LOVE me some WDW and I really want to meet my new DIS friends. (BTW, this would have been much easier if I hadn't made connections with such good people ).

We have some significant equity in this home that we could put down on the new home which would probably make our payments right at or slightly more than we pay now. We would also have an instant 110K equity in the new home. We're worried that in this market we may not be able to sell our current home. Our agent tells us the average time on the market for a home in our price range is 4 months...

Help me guys!?!
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Tough One!!

I don't envy the decision you have to make at all!! Good luck right off the bat. A few things that popped into my mind, is first and foremost, do what's BEST for your family. With that said, not sure of the housing market where you are, but here it SUCKS!! I personally wouldn't want to venture into a buy/sell anything regarding houses right now. People are buying tho, the house across the street from me just sold for $102k, after being on the short sale market for almost a year if the housing market in your area isn't that bad, yea, I'd not want to miss wdw either, but there's always next time, how many times does the perfect house for your family roll around? I don't know if I'd be taking out an equity line on your current house either, cause what if you can't sell it AND cover the equity line? I see that more and more with people and their houses down here, but of course this could be different then your area. I'm by no means in the real estate career market, so I don't know squat but those are the first things that popped into my mind, maybe someone can give you some better advice...but first and FOREMOST, do what's BEST for your family!!!
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