Something About Nothing ... #12

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  1. Monykalyn

    Monykalyn DIS Veteran

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    Glad to hear everyone came through with (hopefully) minimal damage.
    Yay to vacation countdowns (even those that had to be reset Chuckers!-when are you going in January?)
    Hope the foot passes the xray test Mac! DD is in her brace another couple weeks as doc thinks she definitely tore some ligaments. But she is walking ok with it. Worked 9 hours on cleanup yesterday (2-11ish) without a break and she was so tired last night apparently she forgot to eat-says today for lunch at work she was so hungry she ate her packed lunch and bought a second lunch. Had to be back at 700 today, but she sounded in good spirits-on her way (after shower and dress up) to ohana's for a roommates birthday celebration, then hitting AK and DHS tomorrow.

    First meeting of swim season tonight. And band gearing up for season. And soccer. And I have a day off tomorrow!

    As to pumpkin debate-Ok for pie, bread. Maybe one latte for the season. May get fall/halloween decorations down this weekend...
     
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  2. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    @Monykalyn I will be going January 7th through January 14th!! I'm SO happy that I get to get excited ALL OVER AGAIN!!! (I'm trying to convince myself.. which is not easy when @tink1957 is there and I was supposed to meet her on Thursday! :D)
     
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  4. Charade67

    Charade67 Whatcha *do*-in'?

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    Good evening everyone. I am glad everyone made it safely through Irma. I can't believe how far behind I've gotten. I kept meaning to post, but somehow never did.
    We finally have our meeting with the community college scheduled for tomorrow. Hopefully they won't change it again. I also need to find out if I need to clear it with them for my daughter to take her exam a few days early. SHe has mid terms in December (except for pre-calculus which actually counts as an end of semester grade) and I will be requesting that she be able to take them early. We will be in Florida on the scheduled exam days.

    Wagman67 - Congrats to you son for getting to start a game. We haven't been to any high school football games yet. My daughter doesn't care for football and my husband cares too much.

    Keishashadow - We are opposites. I love fall. It's my favorite season. I could completely do without winter though.

    Monykalyn - Hope you are feeling better. I agree with the pumpkin spice thing. Overkill. I'm not a big fan of pumpkin anyway. I can eat pumpkin pie, but it's never my first choice.

    Chuckers - I like your thinking. Substitute chocolate for pumpkin. Can't go wrong there.

    Tink1957 - Glad you made it to Orlando. Have a great trip.

    Well, I'm off to get some sleep. Good night everyone.
     
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  5. Lynne G

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    [​IMG] but for Keiha, and those keeping track of what day it is....[​IMG]. Hump day indeed. That day of the week, that all are thinking the week-end will be here in 3 more days.

    For us, the remainder of the storm is upon us, and has given us warmer, and more humid weather. And, today, we are playing ah, caught a shower, or two. No downpours, thankfully. Tomorrow, even more chances to get wet. Also, once again, we are 4 more degrees higher this morning. And, no rain to stop the absoutely bright ball of sun arriving this morning. Clouds will make it a gray day, but for now, a beautiful start. And, even better, warm overnight tonight too. That other storm is now being watched by our shores. Rough surf, and all are hoping not to loose much beach. Eek, stay away hurricanes and thunderstorms.

    Metro, hoping you have power now.

    Tink, so glad you were able to make your trip. Hope your meal at CowFish was good. The drinks looked good.

    Mac, hope the xrays show healed foot. Yeah, probably will be packing last minute. At least I have all that Saturday to get what I need, and make sure the kids have what they need too.

    MonyK, yep, the school year has begun in a flurry. Little one is now doing her community service at our main hospital. She'll have to do a report of her service experience at the end of the school year. I hope she's taking notes on what she is learning and doing. At least it is close, and older one can take her. She wants to take the driving permit test soon. Wants to go with her friend. That's fine with me, though nervous, as gues who most likely will have to be the adult that logs her driving. In our state, if you are still a minor have to do hours of driving with an adult before taking the driving test. Ah, the money just rolls down the street. LOL

    Charade, hope all goes well with the college today. I hope they don't change things, and let your DD take the exam early. Thankfully, midterms are just ending before we leave for the holidays, and I think my college kid is also done. I told him just make sure he's done that morning, as we leave on a dinner time flight. While I don't mind later night flights. after the last time we took a late night flight, it was delayed over 4 hours, and we got into Orlando at 3:30am, finally getting our luggage around 4am, I decided to take an earlier flight. Hoping no delays this year.

    Wags - hope DS is doing well this week. Football is big here. Homecoming was last week, and the senior high was all decked out in the school colors.

    Time for tea. Enjoy this Wednesday all.
     
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  6. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    Still no power so I'm going to play tourist for a while. Booking a hotel for tonight through the weekend. I need some sleep...only slept 3 hours last night due to the heat in the house. I'm still planning on making it Friday night but will let you know of any changes.
     
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  7. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead Moderator

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  8. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    Got a pretty good rate at a place on I Drive so I'm set! I will definitely be there on Friday night. :D
     
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  9. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    Lucky you! I'm surprised they're not price gouging... are most hotels still full or have people gone back to their houses?
     
  10. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    Quick drive by.........

    Having 2 extra nights in New York.......Jet blue cancelled our flight today, so now flying in to MCO on Friday night around midnight........Concierge at this hotel in NYC have been fabulous and rearranged everything for us. Unfortunately we need to move out of this hotel for next 2 nights as they were fully booked, but they found us a hotel near Trade Centre. Big UN event this week so hotels are full to bursting.

    Loving New York as always.........but looking forward to arriving in Orlando.......albeit late. Not complaining though......will miss opening night of HHN for first time in couple of years........but, best laid plans and all that. Gotta go with the flow........weather is gorgeous here and I think it'll be even warmer in Orlando.........:sunny::sunny::sunny:

    Todd, glad you're ok, I do have your number with us...........

    Off now to get the hotel car to take us to downtown hotel and explore that area.....didn't think we'd have the time to do lower Manhattan and village area, but now we do........

    Catch youse later, glad everyone's ok that was affected by it all...........:wave2:



    (Janet and mac.......sent a couple of images.......not sure they sent though..........:confused3)
     
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  11. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    @schumigirl Glad to hear your vacation is going well! I love walking around NYC. I haven't done it in years!
     
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  12. macraven

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    Hey schumi
    Sounds like all is good for you and Tom

    You are doing two vacations in one trip!

    Did not get anything from youse but maybe Janet did
    No idea?
     
  13. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    I didn't have any problems finding anything for this weekend but I'm looking for cheap rooms...if it has a bed and A/C I'm happy.
     
  14. Lynne G

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    Well, that stinks Metro. At least you'll have a better night sleep tonight. Cheap is good, if clean. And yeah, good working AC too.

    Schumi, at least you have another hotel because of the cancelled flight. Yes, the best you can do is enjoy the change in planning. Glad to hear you are okay, and will flight out on Friday, even if at midnight. And yes, I am sure they are much warmer than up here. The Fall in Florida is more like just a little less hot than the middle of summer. I don't remember needing a coat even when going in the beginning of October.
     
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  15. keishashadow

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    Always good to see a smiling camel face :). Rain out of our area today, sun is shining.

    The mr surprised me yesterday, bought the replacement wedding band I've been eyeing for last year or so (since i ahem wore out my last one. It literally split in half, weird. Store told me many 14K ones will do that since the rub agains the solitaire over the ahem decades of use lol). :banana:.

    Returned the favor & snagged sweet 1st row, balcony seats for our annual TSO pre Xmas concert. Last year forced to work and he missed it. Hope it works out this year. If not one of my kids will get lucky.

    Now, determined to sit down & finalize the WDW portions of trip (which park/which day then try to juggle FP & set up ADRs). Haven't even picked days for MNSSHPs let along bought the tix sigh. I'm spoiled with the delicious lack of planning required for most U trips.

    Fancy pants, i usually grab McD's lol. Enjoy. Did i catch that Andy cancelled his trip?

    Carole - here's to a smoooth transition to FLA!

    Todd - a styacaction of sorts! beware those scum sucking, fly-by-night contractors who will inevitably come sniffing around. Hate to hear those stories.
     
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  16. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    Oddly enough, when I was thinking about coming down the day before the hurricane, Disney's All-Stars were the cheapest I found (that were above 1 star rating, that is).
     
  17. Lynne G

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    Keisha, did most of my planning for the mouse. If you'd like to say hello during our stay at the mouse, just let me know. I'll have the military ticket, so can hop to where ever. To ensure I have a long day, doing the party the day we arrive.
     
  18. Charade67

    Charade67 Whatcha *do*-in'?

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    And.....our meeting with the community college has been rescheduled again. I am so unimpressed with this place.

    Metro West - Hope you get your power back soon.

    Schumigirl - Enjoy your extra nights in NYC. I've only been there once and didn't have enough time to spend there.

    Keisha shadow - TSO - Trans Siberian Orchestra? Are you seeing them in Orlando?

    Almost time to get back to work.
     
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  19. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    I stayed there in 1997 (or whatever year the castle was turned into the cake). It wasn't bad just small rooms.
     
  20. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    While my resort of choice would be Port Orleans French Quarter, I will do an All Stars when I just need to save/don't have the money. I don't really use the hotel for anything but sleeping anyway. At a moderate or above, I may go use the hot tub when I get home from the parks.. if I am not toooooo wiped out from walking all over the place.

    The only reason I am staying at RPR is because of the free unlimited express pass... but now that I am going in January (and a single rider), I'm wondering if that's even worth it.. I can save money and stay at CCBR. I probably won't change my reservation since it's already paid for anyway.
     
  21. Lynne G

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    Hey Chuckers, I wouldn't give up the express pass even if solo. And I am solo, and so is Mac, and we both stay at RPR, as even though single rider is sometimes better than express, love using the express lines as many times as I want. Plus, with the Potter stuff now being express, may not have to use single rider on them sometimes. I like FQ for a mod too, but for my short stay, and solo, doing POP. Over holidays, we are at FQ, because I'd rather be there with my kids, and my kids do not want to stay at POP.
     
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