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So yesterday, facing reality I traveled to our TA office and booked a week in Disney for the same week we should be on the Allure.

 

I want to have something booked, and wanted to make sure I could get rooms and park days confirmed.

We were able to book the Grand Floridian for 5 nights and bought a three day park hopper and with the current promotion we got 2 more park hopper days free.

 

We will be doing a first in many years.

We will make this a road trip, and split the travels over 2 days.

12 hours first day, then 7 hours second day

 

Since we inherited some land North of Fort Meyers, we will stop and see where our future winter home will be.  Very excited.

 

I took the airline insurance for the August cruise and will take the reimbursement option.

 

Now in the event the cruise in August sails, then I will cancel the Disney vacation, but, with all the CDC has to say............

 

IF we sail in October I will apply it to that vacation.

 

Stay healthy.

 

 

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13 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

Happy News.  my friend’s grandson rang the bell today!A116DA32-12E7-44C6-BB07-6072F44AD954.thumb.jpeg.c55cf05c6b7feec8e52456db92ae4e42.jpeg

 

This is indeed great to read.  I'm so happy for that boy.  Roswell is a great place.  My nephew, now 26, spent a lot of time there when he was younger and is cancer free today thanks to them.  He's going to med school at UB (University of Buffalo) to become a pediatric oncologist, largely because of his experience at Roswell.

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9 hours ago, xpcdoojk said:

I have our Rinai set to 110F... I have never taken a shower no matter how long and run out of hot water.  I love it.  When I want hotter water, I turn it up to 140 and it never runs out of hot water.  

 

A tankless system is the best, but it is more expensive at our lake house, our tanked heater is perfectly fine for our minimal needs.  

 

I really wanted to put a tankless water heater into our old house in Ohio a few years ago when the water heater failed.  Our then teenaged girls really liked their hot showers, and I was (still am) a bigger offender than they were.  Our water heater was in the middle of the basement.  The added cost to run a gas line there and more costly, to run the needed vent line outside the house, just didn't make sense.  I put the biggest sized tank that I could find at Lowes in place instead and still saved money.  Never ran out of hot water.

 

With that said, our new house in FL has a Rinai tankless heater and I love it.  Shower, washing machine and dishwasher can all run at the same time without a problem.  I just had to figure out how to override the built in temp limit to allow me to set it at 125F.  I think the default max temp is 120F, and I wanted a little bit more heat in the shower and sinks.

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11 minutes ago, George C said:

My wife just got her second Pfizer shot so we are ready for our July cruise 😁😁.

 

I'm looking at L&S options for our recently cancelled June Mariner. Gotta move to Indy, I think

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2 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

I really wanted to put a tankless water heater into our old house in Ohio a few years ago when the water heater failed.  Our then teenaged girls really liked their hot showers, and I was (still am) a bigger offender than they were.  Our water heater was in the middle of the basement.  The added cost to run a gas line there and more costly, to run the needed vent line outside the house, just didn't make sense.  I put the biggest sized tank that I could find at Lowes in place instead and still saved money.  Never ran out of hot water.

 

With that said, our new house in FL has a Rinai tankless heater and I love it.  Shower, washing machine and dishwasher can all run at the same time without a problem.  I just had to figure out how to override the built in temp limit to allow me to set it at 125F.  I think the default max temp is 120F, and I wanted a little bit more heat in the shower and sinks.

Ours can be set from 105 to 140.  Commercial units can go to 180.  That is dangerous, especially if you have kids.  

 

Venting is a challenge in existing homes often.  

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5 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I'm looking at L&S options for our recently cancelled June Mariner. Gotta move to Indy, I think

You should join us on the 2022 Holyland 12 nighter where we go visit our thread author, and then we take the TA back on the Odyssey....  It would be nice to have a friend on those roll calls...

 

jc

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8 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I'm looking at L&S options for our recently cancelled June Mariner. Gotta move to Indy, I think

We also have a 8 night Allure cruise in November. 

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13 minutes ago, xpcdoojk said:

Ours can be set from 105 to 140.  Commercial units can go to 180.  That is dangerous, especially if you have kids.  

 

Venting is a challenge in existing homes often.  


Since our current tank Is covered under warranty we’re going to replace it with another electric tank.
 

At the same time though we’re going to look to see what it will take to put in a tankless electric heater. And maybe even do it before this one fails. We only have propane at our house, no natural gas in the country where we are. Electric should also mean no venting. 
 

From your post earlier, we do have a water softener as well as an iron filter. We’ve had them for a long time and they have been replaced when needed to be. 
 

I truly think that your comment is right, the tanks just aren’t as good as what they used to be. Our water been coming out of the same well for 20 years in the tank before lasted almost as long.  No sulphur but it is hard.  The last two have only lasted two years. It certainly makes me thinks it’s the tank quality that has changed. 

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So far today I have picked up my mom and took her to a doctor consultation for her cataracts.she is going the private route was as a consultant visit through would have been January of next year. She booked this one privately in 4 working days and it is the same surgeon that would have done it through the government “free” system. 
 

Since it’s two hours I zipped to Costco did some shopping, filled her car with gas and got it washed. I’m sipping some Timmys while I’m waiting for her to come out.
 

I have to get her home and then hopefully the hot water tank will be swapped after lunch. I also have a conference call this afternoon. Looking forward to possibly a quiet or tomorrow.

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6 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:


Since our current tank Is covered under warranty we’re going to replace it with another electric tank.
 

At the same time though we’re going to look to see what it will take to put in a tankless electric heater. And maybe even do it before this one fails. We only have propane at our house, no natural gas in the country where we are. Electric should also mean no venting. 
 

From your post earlier, we do have a water softener as well as an iron filter. We’ve had them for a long time and they have been replaced when needed to be. 
 

I truly think that your comment is right, the tanks just aren’t as good as what they used to be. Our water been coming out of the same well for 20 years in the tank before lasted almost as long.  No sulphur but it is hard.  The last two have only lasted two years. It certainly makes me thinks it’s the tank quality that has changed. 

Rinai has LP tankless.  The venting is actually easy if the room where the unit is has a direct connection to an outside wall.  It doesn’t have to go thru the roof, and the venting material is a form of PVC.  I can’t imagine any tank built today still working 48 years later with the water we have at our lake house.  We threw away a perfectly functioning tank.  

 

With the water we have at the house, and the ease and price of replacing an electric tank, there is no way I would install a tankless at the lake.  Just don’t use it enough to save money, and I am afraid, I wouldn’t have the longevity that we have had at our home.

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6 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

John has my email from his last visit 😁

Well, my email is in my signature.  I only impose on those who wish for imposition. 😉

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31 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I'm looking at L&S options for our recently cancelled June Mariner. Gotta move to Indy, I think

We are going to have to move to the Indy as well if/when our July Mariner cruise gets cancelled if we decide to L and S

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4 minutes ago, xpcdoojk said:

Well, my email is in my signature.  I only impose on those who wish for imposition. 😉

 

Sorry for being "thick", but since the new format descended on CC, I can't see signatures anymore....

 

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41 minutes ago, xpcdoojk said:

You should join us on the 2022 Holyland 12 nighter where we go visit our thread author, and then we take the TA back on the Odyssey....  It would be nice to have a friend on those roll calls...

 

jc

 

What dates?

 

We have Mariner Bermuda, October 16-24

 

I see it now October 19. No bueno. 

However, maybe the TA. I'll need to L&S Harmony fall 21 TA more than likely 

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13 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Sorry for being "thick", but since the new format descended on CC, I can't see signatures anymore....

 

 

I can see it when I turn my phone sideways

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13 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Sorry for being "thick", but since the new format descended on CC, I can't see signatures anymore....

 

Click on your screen name, account settings, signature. Under "View Signatures?" you can select (turn on or off) to view or not view others signatures. I keep mine off.  

 

 

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2 minutes ago, davekathy said:

Click on your screen name, account settings, signature. Under "View Signatures?" you can select (turn on or off) to view or not view others signatures. I keep mine off.  

 

Eureka !!! 😁👍🙏

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46 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

At the same time though we’re going to look to see what it will take to put in a tankless electric heater.

Our home is all electric.  I'm interested in a tankless water heater but my research seems to indicate the electric tankless water heaters leave a lot to be desired when compared to a gas model.  Would love to hear what others here think about an electric tankless water heater.

 

I'm also facing a full electric service panel.  Last month I had to install two "tandem" breakers to make room for a new circuit to charge our new electric car.  We have a 200 amp panel, maybe I could install more tandem breakers for a tankless water heater?  I don't know.

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19 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Is that a FL condition?     We had no problem with getting our boys auto insurance when they were teenagers here in PA. 

 

I don't have kids...but I do remember seeing that on our insurance policy.  Discount that stated "No male drivers under 25".   Could be just Florida, and don't remember seeing it lately.  

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21 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

One of five roaming from house to house. I gobble and they answer, sad what we do for fun!202A80E5-4E07-4171-99EF-58254F412AE5.thumb.jpeg.7f0085358cea177fb103db8f5696df28.jpeg

 

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Good thing they are not in my back yard lately.  Though we have had quite a bit of them this last winter.  "Mr. Toothy" the huge alligator just strolled through our back yard during lunch again today.  Same thing...walks a bit...takes a break..walks again.  Those turkeys would easily out run him I think.  Not sure what he is eating...but he is sure is fat!  

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