Monday, August 2, 2010

Movin On Up

I decided to relocate my blog over to the domain I own. It's totally for selfish reasons, I want to be able to easily post from my phone :D

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One more thing done

I was finally able to register for online classes for the fall. At my school, Florida Atlantic University, there is an online BBA program. My major, Hospitality, is within the school of business. Because there is a fully online program, non-online people couldn't register until today.

I didn't totally get what I wanted, but I got two classes, which is what I wanted. I'm taking Operations Management and Management Information Systems. I really wanted Marketing Management but there was a major issue with registration and I didn't manage to get in. Oh well, I can always take that in the spring.

So, other than packing, I'm all done with the other "need to be done" stuff. My onboard paperwork is done, renter's insurance is done, I have a roommate, going away party is this weekend. Suppose I should start packing soon huh? I do have a list. I'm also still undecided what to do about scrapping stuff. Brian says to leave it and grab anything I want at a later time. I'm sure he's right, but for me, scrapping is my stress relief. Not having it available kinda stinks to me.

Monday, July 26, 2010

2ish weeks to go

I head up to Orlando two weeks from tomorrow. Seeing as how it is 10:20 PM, I'm saying 2ish weeks.

The "big" topic in the last week has been Renter's Insurance and what the new requirements mean for those of us arriving in the next 2ish+ weeks. Everyone is getting different answers. One thing everyone agrees on is that it is now required. Now, whether or not they're checking when we check-in or not, well that's a whole 'nother story all together. The right hand doesn't know what the left is doing in this situation it seems. Some people on the Facebook Group are being told that no, they're not checking. Others are being told, yes they're checking and you'll be turned away if you don't have it.

So to be on the safe side, I got it. I went with Geico. It was $25 down and is like $20/month for $7K in "stuff" coverage and whatever the typical liabilities are. I went with a $100 deductible. A lot of people are paying for the whole year (mine would have been $154) and then dealing with a refund when the program is over. I'm not doing this for a couple reasons. First and foremost is that I'm broke. I've been on unemployment for 9 months and homegirl is broke as broke can be so putting out $154 right now just isn't going to happen. $25, doable; $154, not so much. Second, I don't want to deal with trying to get a refund. Goodness knows what kind of mess that can turn into, so I'd rather pay the extra $2-3 a month for the convenience of not having to chase a refund for an unused portion.

And just a little mention for my scrapbooking followers who are planning on heading to Harry Potter land at IOA - Creative Imaginations is releasing a Harry Potter line. It's being shown at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association).  I haven't seen the sneak peek on their blog yet, but a bunch of their other lines are there (including an awesome one by Marah Johnson - Wicked). I'm guessing it'll be there soon (I hope!)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And the preperation is beginning

I drive up to Orlando in three weeks, check in 3 weeks from tomorrow.

I've started putting aside some stuff I'm going to bring, like my sheets, bed risers and stuff like that. I'm totally a last minute packer, so knowing me, I'll be throwing stuff into bags this time in three weeks.

I checked in with my orthopedic today and got a cortisone injection in my ankle. I have some scar tissue in there that keeps getting irritated and swelling, causing pain, so this should calm it down. My ice pack is my best friend right now.

As I mentioned in my last post, August 11th arrivals are now in the Hub. I did find out where I may be working, which is Epcot Front Entrance Greeters. I'm pretty excited about that as Epcot was my second choice behind Magic Kingdom.

I guess that's it for now, have a Magical Day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I go to PBSC and I got in CP for fall 2010! How do you find about the campus get togethers?

I was on an e-mail list for those on the CP. I don't think there are anymore events before fall, but if you'd like to grab a cup of coffee, I'm on campus a couple days a week. I'm all for meeting fellow CPers before we head up!

Ask me anything

4 weeks to go!

I can't believe I'm 4 weeks away from check in. 28 days. Oh my.

I have what feels like 10,000 things to do. I have a bunch of crafting projects on my to do list before I go, including a super secret surprise for my step-mom. I need to get my lists of what to pack, what to bring and what I need to buy together. I love lists.

I do have an advantage over many CPers, I live a mere 3 hours away. If I really need stuff, I can run home. I don't need to pack my "winter" clothes to bring with me in August, I can grab them later, or worse case, I can have my wonderful fiance bring them up for me.

I think my biggest challenge right now is what to bring for scrapbooking stuff. I have an entire room here at home, way more stuff than any one girl needs. It's kinda hard to narrow down what I need. Do I need my Cricut? Grungeboard? Thickers? How much patterned paper? How much cardstock? Most people are probably shaking their heads at the craziness of this paragraph but other scrappers are laughing at me while nodding their heads. They get it :)

The arrival date just before mine has had their roles disappearing from the CP site. That means that they're getting put into the Hub, which makes this all that much more real. Being in the Hub means that you have a job location assigned. Some want those with Hub access to look them up to see where they're working. I'm up in the air if I want to know or not. I did request Magic Kingdom a few months back, it'll be interesting to see if I get what I requested. Looking at the Fall Advantage people in the Facebook Group, it seems that most who put a request in didn't get their location choice. I'm just hoping to not be stuck selling tickets at one of the water parks. I'd prefer to be located at one of the main theme parks. What job I get, I'm far less picky about.

Oh, and to my 22 followers - Hello! and Thank you! I'm hoping that there will be more updates once I actually make it up to Orlando.

Friday, June 11, 2010

2 Months

Today is June 11th. This time in 2 months, I'll probably be sitting in a housing meeting. I can't believe how quickly time is going by.

I need to start making lists of what to bring with me. I have my old bed risers set aside and I got a couple sets of sheets on sale at Target. It's hard to know what to bring - I have a feeling a large Wal-Mart run will be in the cards once I'm there and settled in.

On the facebook group, almost all of the Fall Advantage people have arrived. The last check in day for FA is on the 14th. After that, the next check is will be August 9th, the first group of us Fall people.

Disney actually sent out an e-mail the other day asking us if we'd be willing to change check-in dates, from whatever we have now to September 6th. Yeah, cause I'm not excited enough about August 11th, lets throw another month on top of that? No thanks! Besides, I've already booked Brian's return flight home. He's going to come up to check-in with me.

I've got two weeks left of my first summer class - Quantitative Methods of Business (QMB). So far so good, but I have one more test and a final left. From there I go right into my second summer class - Excellence in Guest Services. That should be fun and interesting, leading into the CP.