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Old 07-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #2281
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I spent my Sunday riding, and then stripping wallpaper at my parents' new house!
We ate our supper their, sitting on lawn chairs around a patio table in the basement.
i can remember being 16 y/o and my parental units moving to another house.
i had to strip wallpaper every day after school and weekends.

ugh........
it's a nasty job.


i had friends that painted over their wallpaper.
it really looked nice.
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ok...called Portofino regarding painting by villa wing. they transferred me to front office and nice gentleman told me they were painting the villa wing by the harbor??? I don't know where that is as we always stay overlooking villa pool. he said it should all be done by October. In other news...yay royal baby!!!
keisha and damo know more about the room locations than most.

maybe one of them will see your post and jump in here.

if your villa is west wing, that would be very good place to stay.


i heard about the royal baby birth a bit ago.
have you been following it?

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keisha and damo know more about the room locations than most.

maybe one of them will see your post and jump in here.

if your villa is west wing, that would be very good place to stay.


i heard about the royal baby birth a bit ago.
have you been following it?

I am curious about other villa wing room locations...does villa wing also overlook
beach pool? I stayed in west wing when we got a Portofino suite overlooking bay that we loved but really like overlooking villa pool. we had a request for room near villa pool elevator last time and the nice kid who checked us in said he personally assigned the room and was very happy with himself. I didn't realize that there are in fact two villa pool elevators and last time it was the one farthest away from club but didn't say anything cuz we didn't want to upset the guy. he had just started working there. anyway I will specify villa pool elevator closest to lounge. love love love royal baby fever!!!!!
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no idea.
if it is opened when i go, great.
if i have to wait til the next trip, also great.

there was some thread in this forum that you might read about the simpsons.
can't remember what was said.

if i don't catch something new that has opened, i catch it on the next visit.

This is likely our one and only trip to Universal in the next 5 to 10 years, lol, hence my excitement and my hoping the new area is open so I can enjoy it.
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I am curious about other villa wing room locations...does villa wing also overlook
beach pool? I stayed in west wing when we got a Portofino suite overlooking bay that we loved but really like overlooking villa pool. we had a request for room near villa pool elevator last time and the nice kid who checked us in said he personally assigned the room and was very happy with himself. I didn't realize that there are in fact two villa pool elevators and last time it was the one farthest away from club but didn't say anything cuz we didn't want to upset the guy. he had just started working there. anyway I will specify villa pool elevator closest to lounge. love love love royal baby fever!!!!!
let me pull up some of my older notes to see what i can find on pbh.

it might take me a little bit of time, but i'll get back to you.



in fact, i was going thru some notes since i last posted her to you.
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Hey Homies!!! I am so glad to see July finally ending This month has been a rough one. The worst was losing my daughter's Border Collie, Saphira. Losing a pet is never easy, but when they are older or ill you at least know, Saphira left us suddenly with out any warning. The sweet baby just laid down in her favorite sleeping spot and never woke up.

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I was all full of myself having made a zucchini cake, mock crab cakes, a roast and pork chops (sounds like a lot but will feed the troops for at least two days here)...

then I read Kogo stripped wallpaper this weekend, that's near the top of my list of dirtiest jobs. I can't get my kids to take out the garbage.
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i can remember being 16 y/o and my parental units moving to another house.
i had to strip wallpaper every day after school and weekends.

ugh........
it's a nasty job.


i had friends that painted over their wallpaper.
it really looked nice.
It definitely wasn't the best job, but it sure beat laying down the new floor!

Last weekend my mother had me weeding the driveway. It's so bad that there are weeds growing in the cracks. I don't know why she wanted me to weed it when they're just going to repave, but hey... a job is a job.

I'm also photographing everything they do, so they know just how amazing a job they've done of flipping the house.

And some of that wallpaper... hooooo boy, apparently the 70s packed up its bags and moved into this house's basement!

If I'm SUPER NICE, maybe if I move back to my hometown, they'd rent the house to me because I helped so much. Maybe? MAYBE?! lol
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Hey Homies!!! I am so glad to see July finally ending This month has been a rough one. The worst was losing my daughter's Border Collie, Saphira. Losing a pet is never easy, but when they are older or ill you at least know, Saphira left us suddenly with out any warning. The sweet baby just laid down in her favorite sleeping spot and never woke up.

Oh Sharky how sad for you losing Saphira. It`s never easy to lose a much loved pet especially if it wasn`t expected.



Janet.......mock crab cakes??????? What do you put in them?? I love crab cakes.....really pleased Jake`s Bar has put them back on the menu.....didn`t get them there last year!!
We call zucchini courgettes over here........zucchini cake sounds better than courgette cake

Kogo.....I remember scraping wallpaper as a kid. We moved into an old Victorian house that had not been touched in years........they had papered over paper.......6 layers of paper It was so thick and took forever to get off......everyone had to chip in and help. It was the mid 70`s so don`t think there was such a thing as wallpaper steamer removers. Put me off ever having wallpaper......and I don`t....paint and effects all the way Good idea with the photographs

Had DS at the Nurse Practioner yesterday getting his ears syringed. Been putting drops and oil in for ages and it wasn`t clearing it....so popped along yesterday.....done in minutes........he`s a lot happier today, but keeps telling me I`m shouting

Got our Travellers Cheques for our trip today Just need to pick up Dollars nearer the time and we`re good to go

We have thunderstorms around us today.....very humid and sticky weather, supposed to affect us later this evening........storms here are never spectacular like Orlando storms though.

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i'm so glad you posted.

just reminded me i have to email you the recipe for zucchini bread!!
I went with a cake, threw in choc chips & orange zest, not too shabby

kogo You garden too? we've been trying to get rid of various varieties of poision ivy that has been rearing its head since we moved into current house years ago. No matter what we do (dig it out, chemically treat, even tried to bury with river rock) it comes back and keeps spreading.

carole - the new 'mock' crab cakes receipe I tried was ok. 2-1/2 cups shredded zuke (squeezed dry), a beaten egg, cup of bread crumbs (I used fresh), S&P, 1/2 tsp onion powder and a Tbsp of old bay. Form them, dredge in flour & fry. Next time will serve on bun with lettuce/tomato. I'm so desperate to get rid of the zukes I even gave one to my ex-MIL lol.

bit a fun to watch the royals, but I watch the real housewives too lol.

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ok...called Portofino regarding painting by villa wing. they transferred me to front office and nice gentleman told me they were painting the villa wing by the harbor??? I don't know where that is as we always stay overlooking villa pool. he said it should all be done by October. In other news...yay royal baby!!!
that's good news. You're confusing me though

this is the pool I was referencing that had the extensive work going on with heavy scaffolding on the outside of building in early June.

I believe these are where the 'deluxe rooms' are located. we prefer the bay or garden view rooms nearer the boat launch in the west wing. There was a minor bit of work going involving the entrance to the bay view rooms in that wing, but appeared to be finishing up finally.

I didn't notice any work on the side of the bay facing east wing rooms. I've only had a room there once and was glad to not receive one of the far-flung rooms.
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This month has been a rough one. The worst was losing my daughter's Border Collie, Saphira. Losing a pet is never easy, but when they are older or ill you at least know, Saphira left us suddenly with out any warning. The sweet baby just laid down in her favorite sleeping spot and never woke up.
i skimmed thru your post and missed that.
(thanx schumigirl for addressing it.)

i know your pain of losing a pet.
i'm sure you are devastated and missing Saphira.


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Had DS at the Nurse Practioner yesterday getting his ears syringed. Been putting drops and oil in for ages and it wasn`t clearing it....so popped along yesterday.....done in minutes........he`s a lot happier today, but keeps telling me I`m shouting

Got our Travellers Cheques for our trip today Just need to pick up Dollars nearer the time and we`re good to go
ear issues are miserable.
glad to read the drops have worked and he can hear better.
now that you have your money set up, all you have to do is wait for departure date.


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this is the pool I was referencing that had the extensive work going on with heavy scaffolding on the outside of building in early June.

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https://dqgpjgoc7e4dm.cloudfront.net/ipool/cache/218x128_561_61089901285311e13a1e3b4fe0652267.jpg[/IMG] I believe these are where the 'deluxe rooms' are located. we prefer the bay or garden view rooms nearer the boat launch in the west wing. There was a minor bit of work going involving the entrance to the bay view rooms in that wing, but appeared to be finishing up finally.

I didn't notice any work on the side of the bay facing east wing rooms. I've only had a room there once and was glad to not receive one of the far-flung rooms.
hope the info that damnit janet has given you helps in the location you need for pbh.

for a minute, i thought you were going to ask kogo how to get rid of the zucchini not poisen ivy....
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Some plants are just so invasive. My brother's neighbour let their yard go, and it somehow attracted garlic mustard. The entire yard is garlic mustard now, and it's spreading into my brother's yard.

The new house has a lot of ragweed. A LOT of ragweed. So if they really want to fix it, they're going to require more than just a bit of weeding.

Otherwise, I love plants! I don't have a garden because I'm in an apartment, but I do have loads of strawberry plants in pots, and a tomato plant. And too many spider plants!

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She can send some my way!!
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Hey Homies!!! I am so glad to see July finally ending This month has been a rough one. The worst was losing my daughter's Border Collie, Saphira. Losing a pet is never easy, but when they are older or ill you at least know, Saphira left us suddenly with out any warning. The sweet baby just laid down in her favorite sleeping spot and never woke up.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying making vacation plans!
Our condolences!! We can definitely sympathize - 2 years ago this month we lost our 7 year old male Shepherd Strider suddenly, then 2 months later in September our 14 year old Shepherd Husky cross Bailey made her journey to the rainbow bridge. A day doesn't go by that we don't miss them dearly!
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good to see you here.

do you have plans yet for your fall trip?
keep in contact with me so we can hook up again.
I'm still planning to meet up with you at Epcot on the 30th, if that fits into your plans....we can drink around the world and maybe sample some good food along the way so I can find my way back to the darkside after.
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don't do what I did and wait till you see a snake next to your bed to clean under it...last month I was going into my bedroom to turn on my AC after work and turned around, looked down at the floor to find a snake with it's mouth open curled up by my bed I flew over my recliner and out the door...it took 3 days before I would sleep in my room only after cleaning under and around every surface and finding not one but two snakeskins one under my bed and one in the closet where we found a hole behind the storage boxes that I hadn't moved in a while. There is now nothing on the floor of my closet and the hole is filled but I still cannot enter my room without checking under my bed which also has nothing under it now .... and most likely never will.
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your findings are more exciting than mine.


all i find are cat fur and whiskers.








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