I just wanted to vent a little (maybe a lot). When I found out I was going to WDW for a conference in April 2006, I decided to stay an extra week and turn it into a vacation. Since I only had a few DVC points at OKW, I decided that rather than spending a grand or so on hotels I'd just do an SSR add-on. So I did that and then in the excitement told everyone that I was going to be staying at a DVC resort and showed them pictures of the resorts, etc. DBF and I are both pretty giving and we like to have people along with us to share the magic! However, in the last week I think that is changing. It all started a few months ago when I learned about the conference. I told one of my best friends that I was going down to WDW for a week but was going to head down the week before to turn it into a vacation and stay at the BWV. I sent her links to some pictures and told her that if she wanted to join us, she was welcome to come along because she wouldn't have to pay for a hotel, just airfare, tickets and food. She went with us on our trip earlier this year and we had a blast. Ok, so I booked a std view studio at BWV for the 3 of us during that first week. I figure 3 in a studio wouldn't be too crowded. All was fine and well until this past Friday when she sent me a IM and asked if it would cost extra if a 4th person joined us, becaues she wanted to bring her new bf with us. Let me just add that she lives about 4 hours away from me now so I don't see her that often anymore, so it's not like I can just go over and meet her new bf and get to know him before the trip. Plus, all I know about him is that he is/was involved in illegal drug activities and doesn't have a job. When I found out all of this stuff I couldn't believe what I she was with him to begin with (she has 2 kids!). She has a lot going for her too... just got her MS degree and has a great job. Now this guy... needless to say I don't have a good impression of him and I'm not going to be inviting him along. (I think I need to ask her why she wants to take her bf along and not her 2 kids - who have never been and are almost teenagers!) This isn't the end of the story though! That is just the first week! The 2nd week of the stay is when I'll be in the conference most of the day (and some evenings). We won't be staying at a DVC but I'm hoping to be able to get work to let me stay at the BWI, BC or YC. Well, my dbf invited one of his co-workers to join us so he wouldn't be alone all day. She's never been and really wants to go. So I said that that she could come down for that 2nd week. Well, that has now expanded a little because she has now decided that she wants to bring her baby along too (she was going to leave the baby with her husband). I think the baby will be 9 months old at that point. Now I love babies, but I just don't think it would work out. I mean we will be in either a regular hotel room or a studio and I have to go to bed semi-early so that I can get up early for the conference.... Okay, so back to my best friend... I am trying to deter her away from the idea of bringing her bf along. So, I told her that we had a 4th person coming along on the trip (but I didn't tell her when they were coming), and she had the nerve to ask me if we could univite that person so that she could bring her bf! That's for the trip in March 2006.... but in just a couple of week we are heading to Disneyland for our birthdays. Well, my brother and SIL live in San Diego and said they were going to drive up to DL and spend the day with us. My SIL said they might drive up the night before and would get a hotel room. Well, I told her there was no sense in doing that, we had a sofa bed in the hotel they could sleep on that night. So... my brother calls me the other day and says they are bringing a friend of theirs with them. He proceeded to say that they'd just bring their air mattress in case one of them needed to sleep on the floor. To beat all, the night they want to come up is Friday, Oct 21st. I told them numerous times that we were going to be at the Halloween Treat party at DCA, which the tickets for that have been sold-out for awhile now. So I guess they are going to expect to get there and give us a call to leave the party to meet up with them (not going to happen). I think I'm just completely over inviting people along now, and I'm ready to uninvite everyone that I've already invited! I'm also ready to just stop telling people altogether that we are members of DVC. Everyone seems to believe that they can just come stay with us whenever we go! I guess I should add this as one of the few "negatives" of DVC membership! Oh well, even if I unvite them all... I'M STILL GOING!