Now Bring Me That Horizon ~ It Begins P115

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  1. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

    But of course!

    My goodness, I have no idea why you would get such wonderful, efficient service. :rolleyes1

    ;) :lmao:

    I don't know if we'll actually catch them before dinner or after. Our Rose and Crown ressie is at 545, so either we'll see a little bit of the 515, or we'll just wait and try to catch all of the 745. :thumbsup2

    Thank you! :goodvibes
     
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  3. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    I didn't think you'd actually DO it!! But you did it wrong, if my calculator and my genious wants-to-be-an-engineer son say that it should be:

    100/2= 50%
    50/2= 25%
    25/2=12.5%
    12.5/2= 6.25%
    6.25/2= 3.125%

    So, it's even less than that!! :lmao::lmao:

    Luckily, there is an antidote; :idea:

    Teach your own kids really well, then when they turn 14, they can sass everything you've ever taught them back at you. If you don't have teens yet, just wait, you'll see what I mean then. ;) TK, I know this will never happen to you! :rolleyes1
     
  4. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Something to look forward to. :sad2:


    :lmao:
     
  5. MegansMom

    MegansMom Always Ready to Go Back with my "Minnie" Megan Mou

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    NEXT MONTH BABY!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!! I'm so excited! The shirts look great sweetie!!! You are doing a fabulous job with them! Do you remember how to look up to see how many Disney Visa Rewards dollars you have earned? I can't remember!
     
  6. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Thank you on the shirts! I'm really enjoying myself, I have another round percolating right now, so to speak. :lmao:

    I look up my Reward dollars by logging into my account online. When I do that, you can click on your balance, which will then give you a detailed listing of all your purchases. On the right hand side of that screen, there's a place that says account details. When I click on that, I'm able to see the amount of reward dollars on the bottom left. I know there's another way to do it as well, I just can't remember what it is.
     
  7. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Everyone's favorite kind of arithmetic, right? :lmao:

    So today I'm on the WDW website, and I'm really pricing out what our passes cost for this trip and what the price difference is to upgrade us all to annual passes.

    And that grand total, with tax would be a little over $632.

    This is worth it, right? I have a hard time shelling out that amount of cash on something (think about all the effort it took for me to buy my car LOL), but if I plan to go in January with Mom and again as the three of us before DS goes to kindergarten, it does make sense.

    Right?

    I think so.

    Sort of. :lmao:

    I'm a mess this morning. I'm just trying to be more budget minded now that we've bought the new car. I'm looking at that car as a big ole gift to myself. Therefore, there is no more frivilous spending. No more Kohl's, no more extras, nothing bought unless it is needed.

    Now we're not going to live like monks, but this is the mindset I have. I'm still getting DS a Happy Meal every now and then, but we're at a point here where my total paycheck is eaten up by health insurance, preschool, and my car. There is no extra any more. I think the hardest part for me was taking my paycheck and moving my direct deposit from my savings back into my checking account. But I love my car, and it was a necessary purchase. If your'e going to spend that much money on something, you should love it.

    And so here I am, sort of wondering, do I have the money to do two more trips in a year? Will I be able to build up my tie dye business enough to actually make some extra money to put towards Disney trips? I've already had a lot of interest, and I'm actually going to start my own little creative venture here. For a long time, creativity and the spontaneity of art has been missing from my life, and it's time to get back into that. Given that I can't go back to school for at least a year (don't know if I mentioned that, but the accelerated program I've found I already missed the deadline for so I'm looking at starting in October of 2010), it gives me plenty of time to take my days off and focus on some things that I really love to do.

    Painting, the new love of tie dye, crocheting, and new crafts as well. I'm hoping to start my own little side business to supplement our income, and also, to just have fun. I could use some more fun. I have a wonderful balance going with my little boy right now, we do lots of things during the summer and get out, and DH and I are at a good place, I just feel it's me that's lacking in something, and the tie dye brought that back out in me.

    But I know these things take time and so I hesitate as to whether or not the $632 is a good idea.

    Most likely it is. I mean, if you plan on going for at least another week long trip, it'll save you $200+ on tickets. So that in and of itself is worth it, never mind the possibility of my going in January for a weekend with my mom.

    I just need someone...okay, you know what...I need Heidi to tell me whether or not this makes sense. No pressure, hon. :lmao: You're so good with all the number stuff, I really appreciate it when you take it and break it down. :goodvibes

    And everyone, please feel free to weigh in. I'm just trying to decide what the responsible choice is here.

    Of course, my heart always wants to plan another Disney trip. Who doesn't? :love:
     
  8. If U Had Wings

    If U Had Wings DIS Veteran

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    It's a tough call on the tickets. I know as I'm going through the same thing right now trying to decide if I'm really going to make multiple trips this year. I want to, yes, but is it really the most fiscally intelligent thing to do right now?

    If you have any doubts, why not look into just upgrading yours to an Annual Pass. That way you'd still get to take advantage of any discounts they offer. I think I've read that as long as your going to use them for at least 10 days you'll recoup your money, so even if you just go this fall and then with your mom you'll recoup your money.

    As for the shirts, if your heart is in it, and you enjoy doing it then go for it. I truly believe that doing things you enjoy is one of the most important things in life, and if you can use it to help finance some Disney vacations all the better. At least you won't find yourself begrudging the time you spend working on them.
     
  9. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    Obviously, I'm the wrong person to put your cofidence in- see previous post(s). :lmao::lmao:

    But, I do know your business if viable! Go for it!
     
  10. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

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    From someone who has an AP for me it was a fantastic deal!! If you are seriously considering taking another trip then it is well worth it not having to buy tickets...and if you are considering 3 trips then you will make back your money!!!! At this point my first day of May trip, made up for my AP and means that the rest of the year thru January I'm going free to Disney..and what better feeling is that!!!
     
  11. Charleston Princess

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    I think you should upgrade to APs especially if you are pretty sure you will be taking a vacation next year! Don't forget those discounted rooms and the World of Disney discount as well! :thumbsup2
     
  12. maroo

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    Well...let's see...

    I could use charts and graphs. :teacher:

    But...this is really simple. If you have the AP...then maybe, just maybe, you will take enough trips to allow me to actually meet you in person!

    and...uh...I think I have some more orders. :rolleyes1
     
  13. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Oh Gosh....I think that's a tough call. You really have to see how realistic those additional trips are, or at least I would before making that kind of commitment. Here's the thing (not to be a wet blanket as I'm usually an enabler). If it were me, and I did the upgrade, then I'd feel I HAD to go again for at least a week to justify it. So by committing to the AP's I'd be committing to at least one more trip whether I should or not.

    But....on a much happier note....YOU FOUND A PROGRAM! I didn't realize! Who cares that it's 2010! You found something you like! :banana:
     
  14. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    This is exactly my problem. The financial dilemma.

    I've thought about that as well. I guess my biggest concern is not being able to afford to go with Mom and take the week vacation just the three of us. In all reality, I guess what I'm most worried about is airfare.

    In regard to the three of us, we go to Disney every year. Instead of having a whole year to recoup and save, we'll have eight months. I was thinking we'd possibly go in May, take advantage of the beauty of Flower and Garden Festival. In all reality, will we save enough money in time? Probably.

    You know, it has been so long since I have enjoyed something so much. And that to me, is a little sad, but also, very, very exciting. I really like working on them, and I do them at night while DS is sleeping, so it's no big deal. Then they sit and the dye sinks in for 24 hours, so the following night (again, while he's sleeping), I'm able to finish the process.

    And it's so neat, because no matter how I think they're going to come out, it's a surprise every time. I love it. :goodvibes

    :rotfl2:

    Indeed, it seems to be. Thanks for the vote of confidence. :thumbsup2

    I know how you feel. I remember when I used to get an AP all the time, and it felt so nice to walk through those gates and to know I could park hop and to know all of that and it was so easy. Didn't matter how many days, as long as I could afford a hotel and food. :thumbsup2

    That's true, and what I would be hoping for is a really nice AP discount. And since this is the last year I can really play around with different times to go, we could certainly be flexible enough to wait for a good AP rate. I had May in mind, but we can be open to other times as well.

    Oh, you and your selfish motivations. ;) Hey, meeting you would be a pleasure! :goodvibes

    WOO HOO!!! Just e-mail me.

    And by the by, your second shirt is currently percolating, so to speak. :thumbsup2

    I think in my head I'm already committed to one more trip. The thought of going during a school vacation week (you have firsthand experience with this), I do not relish. I would rather sneak in one more trip, just the three of us, before he goes to public school. So in my heart, it's yes. In my head it's 95%. That 5% of me wants to be financially responsible. We didn't deplete our savings to buy the car, but it will take some time to recover.

    I can't remember what I've posted about this. :sad2: YES! I found a program!!!!

    Actually, it's an accelerated program, and I've decided to go ahead and do that for art, not English. I already have a BFA in Painting, so I can do this accelerated program and get certified to teach art Pre-K - 12. The only difficulty is that it's Friday nights and all day Saturdays, and they highly recommend that you do not work while you're in the program so that you can complete the student teaching in a timely manner. It's all scheduled out and I won't bore you with details, but the kicker of it is that I carry the health insurance, and I highly, highly doubt that the bank will keep me when I suddenly change my availbility on them. All tellers are hired to work Saturdays, and I'm one of the only ones in the branch that works every one. So, time will tell. Maybe something will change for us before then, perhaps my husband can work something out with his work. I refuse to worry about it right now, though, because it's a whole year away. It's just a bit of a thorn in my side, so to speak.
     
  15. MRYPPNS

    MRYPPNS Practically Prefect in Every Way

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    Ok I'm here. Buy the AP's for all 3 of you. I know that you will want to go alone again after this family trip. Plus there will be no free dining for you in May. You'll get an AP rate for Pop and eat on the cheap. Air fare will be $900 max. And you won't spend hundred's on dollars on stuff BEFORE the trip......why do we all do that? I was guilty of it last year. So buy the APs now so your "May" trip is a done deal.....anything else is bonus.

    Are there still 10% off AP coupons still out there????? Does anyone know what I'm referring to?
     
  16. Lady Lallie

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    Ahhh...Fuzzy Disney Math.

    I've been trying to do some of my own today and my brain is failing.

    I think you just have to do what you are comfortable with. I don't think if you don't upgrade to APs that it will prevent you from going to Disney in May if you are able too. :thumbsup2
     
  17. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    SHE HAS ARRIVED!!!

    All hail my math guru. :goodvibes

    Good points, all. I'm actually online right now just pricing things out, getting a feel for what a room might cost, what dining would cost if we chose to do it. This will give me a good budget to go on, and you're right, we will cut way, way down on extraneous spending. It just won't be necessary, at all. The best I can hope for in May is a nice room or AP rate. I know Tink and I got a fantastic one, and that was Memorial Day weekend, so there's definitely hope. And I remember Mom and Nana going earlier in the month, and the public rate worked out better for them than the AP rate.

    I actually know what you're talking about, but I think those are pretty much gone now. Not sure.
     
  18. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    I know the feeling.

    For me, it must be the tie dye fumes. ;)

    I'm afraid that if I don't upgrade to annual passes, come May, I'll be kicking myself! :lmao:
     
  19. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    I am doing an annual pass in December, but only for my tickets. Point here? Well, I figure that out of the next 2 trips (I hope--lets see my pay raise first, lol), one will be solo. Instead of doing the dining plan, I am going to do Tables in Wonderland next time and hope there is a 7 for the price of 4 in the summer.

    In other words. . .Fuzzy Disney Math.

    You do what feels right for you. Maybe you have some gauge of what you will do with the tie dye business by the time you go. . .
     
  20. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    That is true. I have, essentially, two months before we leave, and although that's not enough to determine how it'll do annually, it's certainly enough time to test the waters and see how things go. :goodvibes
     
  21. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate <font color=royalblue>My ticker is actually a day

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    I say buy the AP. I too am actually considering this for my trip because I am pretty sure that we will be taking my dd next year. I might not be able to upgrade both of ours but even upgrading one will save us money.
     

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