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Old 10-24-2012, 04:21 AM   #946
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We are an expensive kind of busy. The painter started painting the exterior of the La Pasada building last week. Turns out that the fence out there (which we knew a couple years ago was getting old) is basically crumbling. So we need for the contractor to build us a new fence. It's in an HOA protected region so we have to appear before the board to get approval on the construction before we start.

We save on the fence painting for now, but have to pay for a fence. Then when I'm over there, one of the tenants tells me that the paint is peeling in her kitchen and bathroom. Well it's all the walls which border the shower. When I look at it I can tell that the shower has been repaired, probably by Fran's Father and probably badly. There could be water leaking and wet rot in the shower causing the paint to peel. I'm meeting the contractor over there on Thursday.

The architect is seeing the 1st street property on Friday to recreate the blue prints and start designing our possible house over there. Then we can start to assess whether or not we can afford to even build a second story or if we should just go with an already built home and make improvements.

Also today we cleaned out all the employee desks, disconnected all the phones, in the employee area, we disconnected the computers and lights (not built in) and got those ready for the Contractor to have his guys move them out Monday morning. We'll put them on Craigslist and they will go quickly.

We still have to dismantle mine and Fran's office and the server and my computer, but I need to do some back ups on those machines before they go and get put away for good. I pretty much use my laptop exclusively. I just got a new one and loaded it up with most of the stuff I used on the server for business. The hard drive on this one is like twice the size of what WAS our server since it's been the server for like seven years. I think I got my "new" desktop computer in 2004. It will be weird to retire all this stuff, but I think I have finally shifted over to the new "network" which just includes me and Fran. And our crankin speed Fios Wireless!

This doesn't even begin to touch the 30+ bookcases full of product that we still have to box up and get downstairs. I have my work cut out for me and still no massage. I am going to definitely book one, maybe for Wednesday before PIO arrives!
You HAVE been super busy. It must be really weird to wrap things up like this. I'm just fascinated reading about it...but I guess that at some stage, everything needs to wrap up.

I wish we had reliable tradespeople the way you seem to have them. We need to do a ton of stuff around our house; but all we do instead is go on holiday.

And yes...book that massage in.
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No, we don't have a PA store here (but I have asked Stockland group to bring one here) and the nearest is about 400klms away I think they're a bit out of my price range but I got a pair of Disney 3/4 pj pants last week at Big W for $15

Yeah, I think the pedi or voucher is the way to go. My friend lives 200klms away so I don't know if it should be for something near her (I don't know the salons there) or up here for when she comes to visit.

I spent last night folding the washing (well, most of it), plus there's already more to come in so it feels like that's all I do It's really windy here at the moment so I battled with the wind to hang two king sized sheets on the line at 7am this morning. At least I know things will be dried quickly. Maybe I should make the most of it and do all of the mattress protectors and blankets...

So...

I'm looking at booking a place for our trip next year at WDW. A lovely DISer has suggested going through RCI with our Wyndham timeshare and has suggested Worldmark Reunion if I can't swap with DVC for Old Key West. I've never used our points before and am working with her for tips and help etc. Some of the other options that came up on Worldmark was Palm Aire, Sea Gardens, WVR Majestic Sun Destin and as a last resort (as she suggested) Kingstown Reef. Has anyone had any experience at these places before and if so, are they relatively close to WDW? We don't mind driving not more than 15-20 mins (as we took a shuttle from Buena Park daily when we were at DL and that's about the time it took to get there).

Oh well, better get back to the daily grind. Have a great day
I haven't stayed at any of the places you've mentioned. Have you looked on line or or Trip Adviser to see what people are saying about those places?

I hope you manage to get OKW.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:12 AM   #948
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Good morning! It will be a late evening tonight.
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Yea it will. We have a dinner at that favorite restaurant of ours tonight.
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Well, do tell which restaurant.
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You know, the one one where I post all the foo foo food pictures. The one I don't like to type it's name on the boards for fear of trolls searching on the name.
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Have fun, Alison! Another special night?
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Sort of. There are a group of folks in a "secret" group on FB. Very special qualifications to get in and our conversations are not public. Back in March or so someone decided we should create our own "special dinner". Well we didn't create it, the owner of the FB group did. I did hear that the premise is that it is supposed be like Thanksgiving Dinner at our "hosts" home. I put it in quotes because while he planned it we are all still paying OOP for the dinner.

We start off at the Tiki Room and get some sort of "tour" from one or two of the guys who worked on it and then head up for dinner. Sounds like fun!
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I haven't stayed at any of the places you've mentioned. Have you looked on line or or Trip Adviser to see what people are saying about those places?

I hope you manage to get OKW.
I've spoken to RCI and am now on a waitlist for ANY DVC places that come up plus Bonnet Creek. Not looking good I've also spoken to Worldmark and I need to call back on their 28th or 29th for booking other places (13 month booking window). The lady in Washington was so lovely and told me how much she would love to visit Australia - I gushed over how we love going to America!

Yep, Trip Advisor is my 'friend'. But it's always good to get as many opinions as you can on places you intend on staying at for more than a few days.

New Myer opening here today (and a Peter Alexander... their Disney pjs might just make a good Christmas present for myself...). I was starting to head in at 7.30am, heard on the radio how chaotic the roads and parking around the shopping centre were (for a 9am opening) and changed my mind and went back home. DH will love me for saving him some money
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Baking day here today. I think orange cakes and maybe some banana cakes will be on the menu. I wish we had scratch and sniff computers because the orange cakes smell gorgeous when they come out of the oven.

Enjoy your day, ladies
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Breathing in, I can smell it!! YUMMY
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Have fun Alison! Reading all your stuff you're doing makes me tired.

Marlea the cakes sound yummy.


This is what we had around our house on Monday...

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Well, we aren't prepared for those here.
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My DDIL took the pic while she was freaking out being home with DGS. I was at work.
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A little to close to home.....ya think?
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