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Old 11-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #3586
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Morning all!


I hope all who are traveling are safe, all who are planning are well, and we all get to enjoy ourselves in the next month.

Super busy on this end. Trying to put the finishing touches on the wedding. Working today and tomorrow and then not again until December 17th. Excited doesn't begin to describe me right now. :D
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #3587
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Wow, I'm late to the party (obviously...part FOUR!!). Anyway, we're headed to the World next Saturday!!
We'll be at BWI December 8-10, then over to the Poly (Hawaii building) December 10-15. So excited!!! We're really looking forward to spending the week with friends and dinner at Be Our Guest!
Welcome! We loved BWI :-) and the Poly, especially CL, is our favorite!!

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So, we sat in living room...in silence, with two sick kids and start thinking, "how long do the rest of us have, til we get sick...and we are 12 days til Disney!!!" I woke up this AM with a sore throat and headache...11 days to go...
Hope they are both feeling much better today and the rest of you escape :

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23 HOURS UNTIL WE LEAVE FOR DISNEY!!!!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #3588
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In 24 hours we will be headed to the airport!!


DH FINALLY got packed last night. With the exception of toiletries, if say we are 100% ready.

Last night my left ear started clogging up... Man is that painful. I usually don't have problems with my ears, but the doc said yesterday I was really congested and it manifests in weird ways. I never have problems flying, but this could be a painful plane ride. I slept on a corn bag last night. It felt good, but I don't think it did anything. Anyone have any OTC suggestions to help clear it??
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In 24 hours we will be headed to the airport!!


DH FINALLY got packed last night. With the exception of toiletries, if say we are 100% ready.

Last night my left ear started clogging up... Man is that painful. I usually don't have problems with my ears, but the doc said yesterday I was really congested and it manifests in weird ways. I never have problems flying, but this could be a painful plane ride. I slept on a corn bag last night. It felt good, but I don't think it did anything. Anyone have any OTC suggestions to help clear it??
So excited for you!!!!!!!! Can't wait to countdown by hours!!!
I flew once with a cold and it was miserable!!! Since then my Dr takes me seriously about pain mgmt when flying...she says take motrin about one hour before landing, sudafed, which lasts for 12 hours...it will dry you up and chew gum. It works about 75% of the time...but, I won't take any chances and fly without doing that, now. Good luck, I know how awful that can be!
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:02 AM   #3590
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Hi everyone I'm Jennifer! 9 days till we leave 11 days until Disney World! Excited to spend sometime with family that lives in Orlando before Disney! DH and I are traveling this weekend as well! Christmas party in Maryland and a trip to see the Nutcracker in DC! I haven't been on a plane in about 3 years and now I will be making 2 trips in a week! East coast is a long way from Nebraska! Haven't started packing for either one

Welcome Jennifer!!! Wow, busy week for you!

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:09 AM   #3591
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In 24 hours we will be headed to the airport!!


DH FINALLY got packed last night. With the exception of toiletries, if say we are 100% ready.

Last night my left ear started clogging up... Man is that painful. I usually don't have problems with my ears, but the doc said yesterday I was really congested and it manifests in weird ways. I never have problems flying, but this could be a painful plane ride. I slept on a corn bag last night. It felt good, but I don't think it did anything. Anyone have any OTC suggestions to help clear it??
If it's not FULLY clogged, grab a set of earplanes from CVS/Walgreens/Walmart. They should help.

If it's FULLY clogged, take some mucinex (generic guaifenesin). JUST the Mucinex...not the DM or stuff with other ingredients. Yes, it's an expectorant..but it will "dry out" other areas, too. Just drink lots of water. Also, try to get some ear drops containing Antipyrine and Benzocaine, (not sure if they're OTC anymore or not) and take some Tylenol (which can help reduce the inflamation in the Eustacean Tubes, which will, in turn, help the "gunk" pass out).

Finally....and this is going to sound weird...if you can, eat some spicy food just before you fly. It's a short term clear out, via the capsaicin, of your sinuses and Eustacean tubes...and likely it'll all come back if your flight is of significant duration...but it might help you get through take off, at least.

Also, chew gum and/or suck on a lollipop during take off and landing.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:10 AM   #3592
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If it's not FULLY clogged, grab a set of earplanes from CVS/Walgreens/Walmart. They should help.

If it's FULLY clogged, take some mucinex (generic guaifenesin). Yes, it's an expectorant..but it will "dry out" other areas, too. Just drink lots of water. Also, get some ear drops containing Antipyrine and Benzocaine, and take some Tylenol (which can help reduce the inflamation in the Eustacean Tubes, which will, in turn, help the "gunk" pass out).

Finally....and this is going to sound weird...if you can, eat some spicy food just before you fly. It's a short term clear out of your sinuses and Eustacean tubes...and likely it'll all come back if your flight is of significant duration...but it might help you get through take off, at least.
Thanks! I will try this. You can tell its all inner ear gunk, so this should help.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #3593
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As we have started breaking out photos here is the most recent one of me - BE KIND IT WAS TAKEN WITH A PHONE AND I HAD NO MAKE UP ON


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Old 11-28-2012, 08:18 AM   #3594
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I'm sorry it ended up this way but look on the bright side....you will get to go back in 10 months! I do feel old though......I saw Air Supply in concert in 1983 or 1984. Drove back to StL with my roommates from Mizzou!
I love Air Supply but have never seen them in concert. My MIL isn't much of a music or movie person. So when I found out they were her favorite I've been really excited to plan this. It's impossible to guess when they'll play though.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #3595
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Ok, here's what I've got so far...

jwgm2012 = Gina
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Wedgiesock = Arwen
valgoof = Valerie
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Sunnysideup = Jillian
Mom2travel = kristine
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SAT887 = Sarah (did I remember that right from the DIS name discussion?)
M&M Girl = Margaret
Destrucsean = Sean

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:21 AM   #3596
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Suggestion on ADRs: Just leave them.

We had this happen to us last October, at a late date. My mom and step-dad had to back out about 2 weeks prior to the trip (for good reason). We didn't need to cancel rooms, etc (they were staying with us in our DVC villa)...just had to modify our Dining Plan.

When we called about ADRs, the person we spoke to said the only way to modify the ADRs was to cancel and rebook. That could mean losing some of the hard to get ADRs, if the party size change resulted in no availability. She suggested leaving them the way they were and just telling the folks at the podium, when we checked in for the ADR, that our party size had changed.

She said it would NOT result in a charge to our CC for those places that require a CC guarantee. As long as we showed up, we were OK.

We did what she suggested and had no problems.
Thanks for the advice. We are dropping some entirely that we don't need but it probably makes sense to just leave the tricky ones the way they are.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:22 AM   #3597
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For those of us Roll Callers NOT at WDW for X-mas (Dec 24th/25th)...what are you doing in terms of holiday prep? Scaling back? Decorating/wrapping/shopping earlier than normal?

We're flat out nuts, here. We're at WDW from the 5th - 15th. We've got 3 young kids. We're trying (and so far, so good) to get just about everything (short of baking) done before we leave for WDW. Last night, my wife and I sat down and wrapped pretty much every gift currently in the house (about 30+ packages). Shopping is pretty much done for the kids. Halls are decked (inside and out).

We ARE scaling back on the "decking". Less stuff outside and a mini-tree inside. Just makes things a bit easier.

I'd love to hear about others plans/experiences. Interesting to hear how it all fits together with the trip prep that we're all doing, too!
We're kinda same schedule.. but no chtristmas bought.. no decorations up.. all that will happen when we get back (2 days off after trip)

Btw thanks all for help on last minute deals. Not a membr of AAA but will check entertainment book
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Don't be - sounds like you have the Disney Fever
That's Disney Fe-vah dahling!
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Oh no....that's a lot of security! Last June when we flew to LAX I set off the detector and had to have my hand swiped by what looked like a piece of small, round filter paper. They put it through a machine type reader....thankfully I was "clear"! I felt like I was guilty of something! When I asked the nice TSA agent what that was all about he said they were checking for "residue" on my hands!
My traveling companions were convinced the short security agent that checked me EACH time has a crush on the tall blonde chick. It got to be funny, I started calling her ms random check. She'd walk up and say excuse me, random check each of the four wandings.
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