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Old 01-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #2581
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Morning gents....

Its been a few weeks since I've posted, but I had to check in today to tell you all that we're flying out tomorrow for our big WDW hootenanny! Its been 10 years since I've been to the resort, and needless to say I'm a little wired right now

We fly from Salt Lake to Minneapolis, then Orlando... so I'm hoping the weather cooperates. Looks like lousy weather in Minneapolis, but it doesn't seem to be affecting air travel.

Headed to Universal Fri-Sat, then DCL (Dream) from Sunday - Thurs, then WDW (POP) from Thurs - Mon.

Thanks for all the advice you've provided as we've prepped for this trip - your input has been invaluable!
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Morning gents....

Its been a few weeks since I've posted, but I had to check in today to tell you all that we're flying out tomorrow for our big WDW hootenanny! Its been 10 years since I've been to the resort, and needless to say I'm a little wired right now

We fly from Salt Lake to Minneapolis, then Orlando... so I'm hoping the weather cooperates. Looks like lousy weather in Minneapolis, but it doesn't seem to be affecting air travel.

Headed to Universal Fri-Sat, then DCL (Dream) from Sunday - Thurs, then WDW (POP) from Thurs - Mon.

Thanks for all the advice you've provided as we've prepped for this trip - your input has been invaluable!
I once went 13 yrs between visits. I was pretty psyched to get back there. Have a great time.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:40 AM   #2583
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Morning gents....

Its been a few weeks since I've posted, but I had to check in today to tell you all that we're flying out tomorrow for our big WDW hootenanny! Its been 10 years since I've been to the resort, and needless to say I'm a little wired right now

We fly from Salt Lake to Minneapolis, then Orlando... so I'm hoping the weather cooperates. Looks like lousy weather in Minneapolis, but it doesn't seem to be affecting air travel.

Headed to Universal Fri-Sat, then DCL (Dream) from Sunday - Thurs, then WDW (POP) from Thurs - Mon.

Thanks for all the advice you've provided as we've prepped for this trip - your input has been invaluable!
Sounds like an awesome trip!!! Have a MAGICAL time!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:41 AM   #2584
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I once went 13 yrs between visits.
Now that, my friend, sounds like a major problem.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #2585
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Now that, my friend, sounds like a major problem.
It's weird. Once I got off my parents' payroll, they didn't want to take me places...
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #2586
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Morning gents....

Its been a few weeks since I've posted, but I had to check in today to tell you all that we're flying out tomorrow for our big WDW hootenanny! Its been 10 years since I've been to the resort, and needless to say I'm a little wired right now

We fly from Salt Lake to Minneapolis, then Orlando... so I'm hoping the weather cooperates. Looks like lousy weather in Minneapolis, but it doesn't seem to be affecting air travel.

Headed to Universal Fri-Sat, then DCL (Dream) from Sunday - Thurs, then WDW (POP) from Thurs - Mon.

Thanks for all the advice you've provided as we've prepped for this trip - your input has been invaluable!
Have a great time!!!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #2587
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OK. I'm starting to get a little irked at Disney. First they suspend the release of the Star Wars 3D movies indefinitely. Now they are pulling The Clone Wars off Cartoon Network. I get both moves but to do these back to back, it seems like they are trying to alienate the diehards who were already leery of the merger to begin with.
OK, I admit I've been out of the loop lately. What'd I miss? The movies I get. When did they announce the Clone Wars being taken off? Are they planning to put them on their own channels? DS will not be happy. Do tell.

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It is a tough to coach when the game is like that and according to DW, the other coach was being a tool. Hey, don't schedule games that you know will be out of your league!

I have only been a bit freaked out once when flying. We were landing and it was very windy. I can still remember watching out the window and seeing that the wings weren't level and my side was pointing toward the ground. The pilot leveled out just before landing.
Agreed with the coaching issue. There are only so many things you can do with younger kids and scoring. We had some of those situations when DS was younger. Are you supposed to tell your kids not to play defense? I will tell my players that all have to touch the ball or a certain number of passes before shooting, but how embarrassing would it be to spread the floor and take 10 minutes off the clock when everyone knows it. Sounds like the opponent was a poorly coached team. Really.

We had a flight like that entering Aruba for our honeymoon. Thought there was no way we were landing. It was windy and we were all over the place. Maybe not a window seat next time.
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Morning gents....

Its been a few weeks since I've posted, but I had to check in today to tell you all that we're flying out tomorrow for our big WDW hootenanny! Its been 10 years since I've been to the resort, and needless to say I'm a little wired right now

We fly from Salt Lake to Minneapolis, then Orlando... so I'm hoping the weather cooperates. Looks like lousy weather in Minneapolis, but it doesn't seem to be affecting air travel.

Headed to Universal Fri-Sat, then DCL (Dream) from Sunday - Thurs, then WDW (POP) from Thurs - Mon.

Thanks for all the advice you've provided as we've prepped for this trip - your input has been invaluable!
Have fun storming the castle!
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Sat night I'm going to a Gift Auction, I know for sure that they have a 4 pack of 1 day WDW Hopper passes (you know I'm going for that one) the other BIG prizes are a 42inch flat screen (not putting in for that) and a Kayak (I'm putting in for this although I will not use it, I can find a buyer for it quick so it would be a money making venture, got to finance these auctions somehow)
Good luck getting the passes. How do you find all these auctions? I have heard of people hitting the weekend yard sales all the time. Gift auctions seem to be a little more effort than throwing crap in your driveway and hoping someone likes it.

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Again with the Leafs. Argh
OK, how about them Bruins! Only loss so far this year was in OT. Won 2 games in penalty shoot out and leading the East. With the shortened season we'll be in the playoffs soon.

Stupid Canadiens. Sorry, had to say it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #2590
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Just needed to vent for a bit. Got a request from our PR rep saying Rep. So-and-So wants a map showing our project, where the new road will be, how it will affect the surrounding properties, preferably on an aerial photograph. Could I please provide that?

It's taking all my self-control not to write back, "You mean like the one on the project website you operate?"
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:03 AM   #2591
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Good News was that the dryer repair guy made it to the house today. Bad news is that one or both of the circuit boards are dead and need replacing. He'll be back next tuesday. Another week without the dryer.

At least tomorrow I don't have to hang around the house waiting for anyone to show up. I think it's time to go buy my running shoes.

I think the only way I'll make this work is if I run either really late at night (11pm) or really early in the morning (5 or 6am). Anyone ever run really late at night??? I wonder if I'll be stopped by the police?
Make sure you wear all black with a hood. While running, keep looking back. No way they'll stop you then.

The only problem I find with running at night is you can't sleep after. It usually takes me an hour or two to settle down. I either run in the morning or before 8.
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It's taking all my self-control not to write back, "You mean like the one on the project website you operate?"
Do it!!!!!

Oh... better yet... Just send the link to it on the website in your reply.
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Do it!!!!!
I sent the links to the drawings in a nice tactful way. She responded by saying she's not sure the Rep. will have time to click through the drawings, so maybe she could stop by and get a set of plans from me?

Maybe I need an informal poll of you guys to see how long it takes on average for you guys to click web links. Seriously? He doesn't have time?
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Just needed to vent for a bit. Got a request from our PR rep saying Rep. So-and-So wants a map showing our project, where the new road will be, how it will affect the surrounding properties, preferably on an aerial photograph. Could I please provide that?

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Do it!!!!!

Oh... better yet... Just send the link to it on the website in your reply.
Yes, I agree you should do it and feel free to cc all of us to keep us entertained. Better yet, ask for $10K to book a helicopter and professional photographer so you can take pictures.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:16 AM   #2595
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Good luck getting the passes. How do you find all these auctions? I have heard of people hitting the weekend yard sales all the time. Gift auctions seem to be a little more effort than throwing crap in your driveway and hoping someone likes it.
Pretty soon we are going to see Ron on Storage Wars or a brand new show... AUCTION WARS!


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Just needed to vent for a bit. Got a request from our PR rep saying Rep. So-and-So wants a map showing our project, where the new road will be, how it will affect the surrounding properties, preferably on an aerial photograph. Could I please provide that?

It's taking all my self-control not to write back, "You mean like the one on the project website you operate?"


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Do it!!!!!

Oh... better yet... Just send the link to it on the website in your reply.
That's what I was thinking!!!



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I sent the links to the drawings in a nice tactful way. She responded by saying she's not sure the Rep. will have time to click through the drawings, so maybe she could stop by and get a set of plans from me?
That's fine. Have him stop by and bring him to his website. Then copy and paste the drawing into a doc and print it for him.

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Maybe I need an informal poll of you guys to see how long it takes on average for you guys to click web links. Seriously? He doesn't have time?
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