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Old 09-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #1651
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Wow. I managed to get 3 games correct in the DIS Dads pick-em league. I'm letting my kids pick for the rest of the year.
I'm already out of the elimination pick thing.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:33 AM   #1652
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Wow. I managed to get 3 games correct in the DIS Dads pick-em league. I'm letting my kids pick for the rest of the year.

Doesn't look like anyone did amazing this week.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #1653
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Morning...can't really say good right now though.

I just heard that a friend from high school passed away yesterday. He had a 2 year old son and a pregnant wife. Makes you do a lot of thinking.
Sorry to hear of your loss and it does force us all to think and take extra time to spend with our loved ones. I'm not an insurance salesman, but every time I hear of these things it makes me go back and make sure the family would be OK if something happened.

Condolensces to the family. Our prayers are with them.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #1654
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #1655
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Home from a long day at the soccer fields. Refereed two games and then coached dd in her game. My team won with ease.

I have not been in shape for years, but it seems like everything hit worse at once. My back was hurting, my feet were wet, and managed a blister on my toe. I also didn't bring sunscreen, but the sun came out and showed all day, leaving me with a lobster face. Not sure why I continue to do this every season. I'm too old for this ...
LOL. Sounds familiar. DD's team took our first game 5-1 against our neighboring town. Always a tough game as we are a tri-town community and it gets very competitive. Just think, you'll be in great condition by the end of the season.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #1656
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DD had a nightmare and I cannot go back to bed, been thinking about DVC lately , wanted to get some of the dads thoughts on the pros and cons, Norms given me some advice about it, still thinking about it, any thoughts and help would e great
sorry to hear about the nightmare.

my thoughts on DVC: We LOVE it! We could be happy visiting WDW every year, and in the future we might look into doing other vacations. If I had it to do over again though, I would have explored the resale market before buying direct from Disney. I also would have liked to have paid more upfront and financed less. And of course, I would have liked to have gotten more points!

Sometimes I feel left out when guys are talking about Pop or AoA, and even the moderates now. But I just stayed at BLT, and coming soon is the GF!!!! so I'm okay with that.

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Morning Guys... Its Monday again. Not looking forward to this week, will be on travel again. Have to give a 1.5 hr speech to a bunch of very senior peers. Not looking forward to it at all.

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" I was born humble, but I've mostly grown out of it."

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Thank you for the info, what I'm trying to determine is if it's a good idea when it's pretty much just me and DD, if I meet a woman with a kid I can see it def being worth it but right now with just me and DD prob for the next few trips not so sure it's fully worth it right now
I could be wrong about the math, but I always felt with DVC that I was 'paying for moderate, but getting deluxe' in terms of accomodations. So if you're happy with the value resorts for just the two of you, then great. If you think you'd like moderates, then DVC may be for you after all.

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I want to try SAB. That's the only reason I want to stay at BCV. Done all the dining options except Beaches n Cream (BCV) & Kouzzina (BWV). We are getting close to where we have tried mist every restaurant once, and are identifying our favorites.

AKV is nice. We had Kidani, Savanna View, close to the end that is closest to Jambo House.
I liked SAB. it's pretty cool. I didn't even get to try the water slide!! I felt like I couldn't take advantage of SAB with the kids because they were so little. DD wanted no part of the water slide, and DS way too young. The pool layout makes it a bit tough to get from one section to another without walking out of your way. I got reprimanded by a lifeguard for wading through some water with my refillable mugs.

Definitely would do again in the future, when the kiddies are old enough to enjoy more of it.


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Lots of resale contracts there right now. I've been considering adding more points for 1BR stays, but cannot afford it.
Same boat. can't afford it right now. going over our budget now and trying to plug the leaks. If I can make a dent in my credit card debt over the next 6 months, perhaps I can start saving a bit for a new contract purchase.

I think we're going to be okay with points through 2015 if our current vacation plans fall into place. By 2016 I would like to have added a little something more.

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Morning Gents!

Going to be a busy week here for me, meetings all week, soccer tryouts and basketball skills camp for DS, soccer games for me and a board meeting on Saturday. Going to be fun.
sounds like a busy week! enjoy it!

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All I could help but notice was the fact that the Colts "revamped offensive line" isn't even as good as the old one.

I guess I could say the same for the QB too...

Peyton looked like Peyton last night. I'm happy for him. Go Broncos!
I was happy to see Peyton have a good game. Some of his throws seemed like they took FOREVER to get out there, but no picks.

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Wow. I managed to get 3 games correct in the DIS Dads pick-em league. I'm letting my kids pick for the rest of the year.
I was thinking of doing eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #1657
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I'll greet you with a good night. Just finally finished editing the bar brief articles (law not booze - sorry ) Now off to bed. Nite all!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #1658
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #1659
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Good morning guys, here in a few hours I'll be heading out in my Titans jersey to tailgate and watch the Titans beat the pats at good ole LP field Goooooooo Titans!!!!!!
OOOOPpppps!

Good news though. As promised, now that the Pats aren't playing them again, you have my support until the playoffs should the Titans make it. Good luck and I hope it wasn't too much of a downer.

I do think Locker will be a good QB, hopefully his injury is minor.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #1660
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DD had a nightmare and I cannot go back to bed, been thinking about DVC lately , wanted to get some of the dads thoughts on the pros and cons, Norms given me some advice about it, still thinking about it, any thoughts and help would e great
There is a DisDads thread on the top of the stickys.
But I can say we love it and once we realized the down payment was less than one trip to Disney. We sat down with a rep and got all the info and talked though question we had, a good rep is key. You don't want one that hard sells you or I pushy.
My theory on buying is we are prepaying for vacations the next 50 years in today's dollars. It is not an investment like a house, you will not make money or have the ability of appreciation of value.
It is a big decision and can be a nail biter. If you have the money and plan to travel to Disney at least every 2-3 years go for it. We did and have not looked back.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:43 AM   #1661
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You didn't askl me but I believe it was this one, can't remember the model number.



I have one as well and it is a great bag. There are two lens pockets and you can easily leave on attached to the body. They take up about half of the bag and the other half if space for anything else you may like to carry. There are also outside pockets and a memory card pocket inside.
Thanks. Just ordered mine this morning! Sound like just what I need.

OK, I'm now at 99 posts. Who wants to be 100?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:43 AM   #1662
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We bought 4-5 years ago and never regretted it. We committed to going once every 1-2 years and our family was getting big for a standard hotel room (with 3 kids). The suites are amazing and a great way to vacation. At the time, we figured that after 7-8 trips, we'd break even in terms of cost (think of it like a pre-paid vacation rather than a time share). The math has changed a bit now that Disney is offering more suite type options for cheaper costs, but I still think its probably a good deal for new buyers. Good luck!
Agree, great post
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #1663
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Morning gents. The roofers came at 7 this morning. This is the third new roof in six years.

Anyone seen Barry this morning? I heard an unconfirmed report that there is a run on Wisconsin liquor stores after the Badgers and Packers lost.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #1664
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Thank you for the info, what I'm trying to determine is if it's a good idea when it's pretty much just me and DD, if I meet a woman with a kid I can see it def being worth it but right now with just me and DD prob for the next few trips not so sure it's fully worth it right now
You can look at it as, you buy in with using Studios and if you do meet someone you can upgrade your points. If you and DD like Disney and will travel and use it. Go for it. Plus as your DD gets older you can travel with her friends or eventually let her use it with friends.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #1665
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Going to dentist for cleaning today.
Good luck, I hate the dentist (mainly the old croch of a heigentist who yells at me like I am her son for not flossing)
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