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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by keith, May 3, 2014.

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    Well just a few more days now, suppose I should really dig out the cases?

    Not been a great run up to this one, we've been trying to purchase a house which has been about as fun as shoving an annoyed badger with sharp claws down my pants. Nothing unusual there of course, just slow solicitors and so on.

    Then a couple of days ago I had a call from DW who was in a nasty car accident when a large hgv entered her lane and tried to defy the laws of physics by occupying the same space as her car. She's largely unhurt other than a bad back but very shocked and upset. Her lovely new car didn't come out of it quite so well.

    So with all that going on, I've just not had a chance to do much for this upcoming trip.

    I noticed all the virgin flights to Orlando have been delayed 3 or 4 hrs due to storms this week :/ so hoping that the weather gets a bit better for our flight.

    We should arrive Thursday Afternoon, off to alamo for the car and then hopefully to publix for that wonderful chicken and onto the beautiful villa :yes:

    That night we have Le Cellier at about 9pm so we're hoping we can get in, order, then come back out to watch the fireworks whilst the meal is prepared. Let's see how well that works! if all good then we should be able to walk out a little later when it's all quiet.

    We then have luaus, hoop dee doos, be our guests galore!

    We'll be going to Berns in Tampa and victoria and alberts at the grand floridian.

    We've also got the illuminations dessert party to try and the star wars dinner thing at h&v
     
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    Wow, sounds like you've earned this trip!

    I don't know how you manage to make dinner reservations on your first night! By the time I arrive, all I want to do is sit on the pool deck with a drink and smile.
     
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    This is going to be a well deserved trip!
     
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    Hope your DW is okay? Must be awful experience :sad:

    You both do need this holiday!
     
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    oh no poor Helen :(
     
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    Oh dear, hope your poor wife is alright. :-/
    It seems your trip has come at just the right time.
     
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    Keith, you sound so stressed, hope your wife is ok. Take a deep breath, relax and think of WDW :hug2:
     
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    thanks :hug2: it's one of those times, a heck of a lot of uncertainty and I'm just the kind of person that would rather work 24hrs a day to get everything resolved but the rest of the world takes this oh whenever attitude so I'm left waiting days, weeks, months to find out if the car is trashed, if the insurance will be sensible, if the house will go through......

    hate it
     
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    Maybe this will be a time when you can just kick back and relax :)
    Are you likely to find anything out before you?
     
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    nothing good I'm pretty sure about that. It'll probably all be whilst we're there :/ which I'll cope with if its "great news, everythings gone through and ready for you when you get back" but ..... sigh ;-) it won't be will it
     
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    Anything I can do to help, Keith?

    I'm a bit of a techie and I'm pretty handy with Excel, or general admin if you need anything.

    My field is EU driver legislation, but I doubt that would benefit you!
     
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    Awwww thanks Tony really appreciate that. I think I'm just going to have to enjoy the free virgin alcohol service for once and learn to let go and let things happen as they will :)
     
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    That sounds like a good plan.

    If you do think of anything you need some help with, just let me know. My offer still stands.
     
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    Late chiming in here Keith and don't know how I missed this. Certainly hope that all is OK with Helen. Cars can be replaced. She can't. Have a fab time.
     
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    Just wanted to say have a wonderful day and give my love to Mickey and Co!
     
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    OMG, I`m so sorry to hear about Helen`s misfortune, and I hope she is ok.
    It seems like a well earned break away from it all for you both is well overdue so here`s hoping you have a fantastic time.
     
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    Love to Helen X
     
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    Oh no!!! Sorry...just catching up...I hope Helen is ok :( Accidents are such a pain.

    :fingers: on the new home, but I know it will be stressful until the last 'i' is dotted and 't' is crossed.

    Try. Try very hard to relax and recharge. If for no other reason then you'll need it when you return. xx
     
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    Hope Helen is doing well!
     
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    Wow, Keith I know that this is a well well deserved break. So sorry to hear about the accident. The design of the new cars is so impressibve. DW was in a pretty bad one three years ago and thank God for the design of that car. The car was totalled but she was mostly fine.

    Good luck with the new home as well. Have a great time.
     

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