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Old 07-14-2011, 09:30 PM   #751
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Congress Park, Downtown Disney view...that's what I'd request. We liked this resort way more than we anticipated we would when we stayed there two summers ago. Have fun Blossomz!
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:39 AM   #752
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Haven't been posting here much lately but I've been reading to catch up on our bunch of mooses. Lots of prayers and birthdays- belated birthday wishes and continued prayers going out! Public speaking isn't my strong point, either. But at a funeral for someone I deeply loved, I'd have a hard time not bawling my eyes out. My brother got up to speak at our father's funeral and I still don't know how he got through it.

Update for me: FIL is doing well after his surgery for colon cancer. He now faces 6 more months of chemo so please keep him in your prayers for continued strength.

DH is doing really well after his combo hernia/parathyroid surgery. We're hoping this will be it and no more parathyroid surgery will be needed in the future.

My mom had surgery today to replace her second knee. She is in a great deal of pain and says this one was much worse than her first knee replacement. Please remember her in your prayers.

The friend of mine whose husband was in ICU says he is on the road to recovery and doing much much better! It was touch and go for awhile so I'm sure the prayers offered helped pull him through. Thank you!

I'm still officially unemployed but working a day or two each week for my old employer to help them through a few projects. It will be 2 years for me at the end of October since I've had a full time job. I just explained to someone recently that I am looking at this period in my life as being a great blessing. I know that God has not promised us tomorrow. We never know when we may be the one who is sick, or worse. Even if DH and I never get to the long retirement that we hope to have together, I can look back at these past 2 years and say we've had a mini-retirement while we are both still able to enjoy it. While I hope to be back to a full time job at some point, I really am enjoying this unplanned break in my career. I know a lot of people are praying for me to find a job. I think God has answered their prayers, just not in the way expected.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:40 AM   #753
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Inkmahm - Nice to hear from you again, and thanks for the update. Good luck to you in "coming out of retirement".
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I'm still officially unemployed but working a day or two each week for my old employer to help them through a few projects. It will be 2 years for me at the end of October since I've had a full time job. I just explained to someone recently that I am looking at this period in my life as being a great blessing. I know that God has not promised us tomorrow. We never know when we may be the one who is sick, or worse. Even if DH and I never get to the long retirement that we hope to have together, I can look back at these past 2 years and say we've had a mini-retirement while we are both still able to enjoy it. While I hope to be back to a full time job at some point, I really am enjoying this unplanned break in my career. I know a lot of people are praying for me to find a job. I think God has answered their prayers, just not in the way expected.
Hi Inkmahm, it is wonderful to hear from you again. And so many times his plans work out a bit better. I'm so very happy to hear of your "lemonade" amongst some lemons. so many times we can be left a bit bitter by life's curve ball so its wonderful to hear you are enjoying your life.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:01 PM   #756
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Hi Groupies and TGIF!

jimmytammy ~ Thank you very much for the update on Stan.

cheer4bison ~ What a great photo of all of you! Being able to help others plan their vacations is a rewarding experience and making new friends as well. That cupcake looks awesome! If I saw that in May I would have had one in a second. Yum!!! Now I'm craving cupcakes! LOL

blossomz ~ Congress Park is one of the most popular sections at SSR. You are within walking distance to Downtown Disney which is a huge plus if you like to spend time there. If you plan on using the transportation system there is a main bus hub at DTD which is also near Congress Park. The quiet pool is very relaxing and the popular rocking chairs are right by that pool. Not all units will have a full view of DTD. We had a partial view which was fine with us. We stayed in 1835 which is a two bedroom villa on the fourth floor and loved it. If you prefer the main pool, that's closer to the Springs/Grandstand sections. If you would like to see pictures of the villa, resort, pools, etc. please PM your email address and I'll be glad to help as well as answering any of your questions. DH/I walked the entire resort and took plenty of pictures. If you can't stay in Congress Park then I would suggest the Springs or Grandstand. Springs/Grandstand sections are closer to the Carriage House (main bldg) where you have Artist's Palette, Turf Club Restaurant, lobby, spa, gym and main pool. The boat that takes you to DTD is near there as well.

Inkmahn ~ Thanks so much for the updates and prayers will continue for your DH, mother and FIL. There's a reason for everything in life and I truly believe in that. Granted you aren't working full time yet but for now you can be there for your DH/mother/FIL and work a little bit. Enjoy the quality time with the family, travel and enjoy each day. Good luck in your continue search in finding a job and keep the faith. You have the right attitude.

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Old 07-15-2011, 03:59 PM   #757
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Soon we will be visiting VWL for our first visit and I am very, very excited. Recently though, my daughter and I spent a few days at OKW and experienced a thermostat problem. Each night, around 3ish, the AC would stop working and the room would become very warm. To get it working again I had to get up, turn the thermostat up into the 80s and then back down to 70 degrees. I am not sure if this is what really made it work again or if it was on sensor of some kind and my walking around the room triggered it back to AC mode. Regardless, rumor has it there is a way to override WDW thermostats, so, two questions, has anyone experienced a similar problem at VWL and if so, is anyone aware of a way to override the thermostat standard settings.

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Old 07-16-2011, 02:00 AM   #758
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Inkmahm wanted me to drop by now that I'm a member and say hello.

She said I'm preceded by my reputation.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:59 AM   #759
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She said I'm preceded by my reputation.
LOL, Welcome Dynaguy to our merry band of moose-katers.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:01 AM   #760
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Soon we will be visiting VWL for our first visit and I am very, very excited. Recently though, my daughter and I spent a few days at OKW and experienced a thermostat problem. Each night, around 3ish, the AC would stop working and the room would become very warm. To get it working again I had to get up, turn the thermostat up into the 80s and then back down to 70 degrees. I am not sure if this is what really made it work again or if it was on sensor of some kind and my walking around the room triggered it back to AC mode. Regardless, rumor has it there is a way to override WDW thermostats, so, two questions, has anyone experienced a similar problem at VWL and if so, is anyone aware of a way to override the thermostat standard settings.

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Hey KaH,
Never had a problem with the air at WL. I generally go to the world during August so I'm pretty concious of the heatl.

I've read how to override the thermostat, usually on the resort boards. see if you can search and find some thing.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:05 AM   #761
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Soon we will be visiting VWL for our first visit and I am very, very excited. Recently though, my daughter and I spent a few days at OKW and experienced a thermostat problem. Each night, around 3ish, the AC would stop working and the room would become very warm. To get it working again I had to get up, turn the thermostat up into the 80s and then back down to 70 degrees. I am not sure if this is what really made it work again or if it was on sensor of some kind and my walking around the room triggered it back to AC mode. Regardless, rumor has it there is a way to override WDW thermostats, so, two questions, has anyone experienced a similar problem at VWL and if so, is anyone aware of a way to override the thermostat standard settings.

Many thanks,
We have exp. those same issues at VWL, as well as other DVC resorts, and All Stars. I understand the thermostats are set to cut off once activity is not going on, but not sure how it detects movement. I dont think you can override.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #762
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Tomorrow!! Big big big day. Another birthday!


Happy Birthday deebits AKA Deirdre

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Hey KaH,
Never had a problem with the air at WL. I generally go to the world during August so I'm pretty concious of the heatl.

I've read how to override the thermostat, usually on the resort boards. see if you can search and find some thing.
eliza61 and jimmytammy,
Thanks much for the replies. This year is the first time we have traveled in the summer and the first time we have experienced this problem. We normally travel during the fall or winter months. I was surprised this June when every night I woke up in an overly warm room. I should have called about the issue but I was traveling with just my child and we were running from the moment we rose to the moment my head hit the pillow. Our next trip will be mid-August and after this trip I hope we can return to our off-season vacations.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:41 PM   #765
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OK, tell us all about that reputation . Groupies live for that stuff. Well that and trip reports and lots of pictures.
I think I missed the filling in...so I'd like to hear about that reputation too!


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We have exp. those same issues at VWL, as well as other DVC resorts, and All Stars. I understand the thermostats are set to cut off once activity is not going on, but not sure how it detects movement. I dont think you can override.
I guess I'm lucky that I toss and turn a lot at night, keeps the air going all night. I love sleeping in a room that resembles a meat locker!
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