Ultimate countdown....

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Ultimate countdown....

Postby AKLGT » Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:48 pm

1 week upon arrival, 11 days til the beginning....
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Re: Ultimate countdown.... (trdvibe)

Postby scherry2 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:43 pm

another hint please.

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Postby ragingfish » Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:13 am

My guess would be until Phil moves out there?
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Re: Ultimate countdown.... (trdvibe)

Postby cohocarl » Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:09 am

It's 15 days till the Daytona 500, so I know it's not that....
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Re: Ultimate countdown.... (cohocarl)

Postby Mavrik » Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:31 am

And tomorrow is superbowl...

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Postby AKLGT » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:31 pm

it's the big one.
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Postby ragingfish » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:47 pm

Anticipating an earthquake?
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Postby kostby » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:50 pm

Well, you CAN'T be turning 30. You're only 26, I thought.

Valentine's Day is the 14th, not the 15th.

I'm guessing your marriage certificate from your Labo(u)r Day wedding is finally being mailed, and then arriving???

Anniversary of Phil's first trip to Alaska?

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Postby Mavrik » Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:12 am

She is 27 now...

and no first time I was there was in May.


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Re: Ultimate countdown.... (silverawd26)

Postby scherry2 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:09 am

well I was going to say a child but unless my adding is wrong.....

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Re: Ultimate countdown.... (scherry2)

Postby Mavrik » Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:12 am

many many children? Um... haha, good one. NO

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Re: Ultimate countdown.... (Mavrik)

Postby jimincalif » Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:19 am

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many many children? Um... haha, good one. NO

We're talking MINIVAN, here!

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Postby ColonelPanic » Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:23 am

Not just any minivan... An extended wheelbase minivan! Gotta have the roooom!
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Postby AKLGT » Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:59 am

a minivan is unnecessary for a long time (hopefully).
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Re: (Mavrik)

Postby AKLGT » Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:22 pm

Quote, originally posted by Mavrik »
She is 27 now...

and no first time I was there was in May.

yep getting old.

4 days!

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Postby Mavrik » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:49 pm

I will never own a minivan. You could not even give me one, I'd burn it.

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Postby AKLGT » Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:11 pm

suv's work great.... and more useful imo.

just 3 more days

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Re: (Mavrik)

Postby jimincalif » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:31 pm

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I will never own a minivan. You could not even give me one, I'd burn it.

Never say never. I have two minivans (and a Vibe.)

If you have 1 or 2 kids, SUVs work. once you get to 3+ (I have 4) you are always using the 3rd row seat. Minivans have much better access to the third seat than SUVs. This is actually why I have the Vibe. I had built up 3500 rebate points on my GM card, anticipating a Suburban, but when we actually started looking at them and piling the kids in and out, it was pretty apparent the 3rd row access was a drag. So, back to the minivan, and the GM vans were not well rated for reliability, crashworthiness, etc.

So then I've got 3500 rebate points, no Suburban, and my old car is having issues. Along comes a Vibe, basically a Toyota I can use my GM points for. Such a deal!

Best wishes on the big move.

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Postby AKLGT » Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:58 pm

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If you have 1 or 2 kids, SUVs work. once you get to 3+ (I have 4) you are always using the 3rd row seat

whoa! NO more than 1 child (and that'd be an oops) otherwise it's adoption baby!

and still... no minivan!

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Postby kostby » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:45 am

I gave up guessing and peeked at your thread over on matrixowners.com

You're going to Phil's, eh?

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Postby AKLGT » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:45 am

fly out tomorrow night after work, then we fly back on weds.
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Postby AKLGT » Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:20 pm

and I'm off! tty all later.
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Postby AKLGT » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:03 pm

and just like that, we're back? too bad i gotta work today. yuck!
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Postby tnpartsguy » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:35 pm

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Postby AKLGT » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:43 pm

well he gets to play with his ps2 all day... sorta. atleast for a few months.
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Postby Mavrik » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:54 am

thank god for the PS2 lol. And I still plan on putting in a few hours of that a week even after I get a job and all that, I have been transplanted right out of my country where I have lived for almost 27 years. I need to keep some part of my old self so I can keep my sanity lol.

I haven't been homesick yet but we'll see...

Gotta get my computer hooked to the net someday so I can battle my friends in Diablo 2 haha.


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Postby Sputnik » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:36 am

I can tell you, without hesitation, that I would be desperately homesick. I don't even want to leave Ontario!
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Postby AKLGT » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:56 am

well, being that i'm only 27 and have moved 27 times across country, states, and countries (england, japan, korea, etc) that this time, i wasn't moving. so sorry, love, but your turn.
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Postby tnpartsguy » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:12 am

Quote, originally posted by Mavrik »
thank god for the PS2 lol. And I still plan on putting in a few hours of that a week even after I get a job and all that, I have been transplanted right out of my country where I have lived for almost 27 years. I need to keep some part of my old self so I can keep my sanity lol.

I haven't been homesick yet but we'll see...

Gotta get my computer hooked to the net someday so I can battle my friends in Diablo 2 haha.

I think you're very lucky. Hope looks and sounds like a very level-headed and wonderful person. I have looked over the site and seen how you 2 met and fell in love, and ....well.... ....glad ya'll are going to actually live together....I have been married almost 5 yrs now, and the 1st 4 years and 3 months we lived 6 hours apart....it's really not a marriage until you are there ALL the time....good luck to you both.....and thank Sony for PS2!! Kept me sane many times.

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Postby kostby » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:11 pm

Yeah Mavrik! You'll REALLY be missing paying 25% more for everything and the VAT!
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Postby jimincalif » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:52 pm

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Yeah Mavrik! You'll REALLY be missing paying 25% more for everything and the VAT!

What is that tax in Canada, the GST? Always surprises me how much it is when I'm there. OTOH I've been to AK just once, but things are a bit pricier there than in the lower 48 IIRC. I was there just before the summer solstice, way cool to be tripping around Anchorage at 10:30 at night with the sun still up. And the permanent fund sure beats a state income tax!

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Postby Sputnik » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:18 pm

Sales tax depends what province you're in. GST is across Canada and is 7%. In Ontario there's an additional PST which is 8%. Its really not that bad. When I was in New Hampshire and eating in restaurants the prices were actually higher considering the fact that the price looked the same as here in Canada on the menu, but when you factor in the exchange rate, it was even more!
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Postby VibeChick » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:10 am

Hey guys, glad to hear you made it back safely! And now you are finally together. It's been a long wait for both of you.

Can't wait to see you guys in May on your cross country journey to bring Phil's Vibe home

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Postby Mavrik » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:39 am

carrie long time no SEEE!!

We'll definatly be stopping in and seeing you on the way through. Would not seem right if we didn't. Plus your middle of the trip as far as location so thats when we take a break to.


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Postby AKLGT » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:04 am

well in many ways like food, we are more expensive. however when it comes to everything else, we're not too far off. plus no sales tax, state income tax, add the pfd bonus in october, higher incomes, etc and not to forget the beautiful scenery here, it's no wonder i fell in love with this place! i've lived and visited 46 of the 50 states, various european countries, asia, and of course canada and mexico. no other place i'd rather live than right here! i love to travel and visit, but..... not live there!

besides, phil told me he'd wanted to meet a nice "exotic" girl who liked to travel. ha ha ha! guess he got what he wanted, eh?

before he met me, he'd never been more than 1 hr time zone away or on a plane. now he's becoming an accomplished traveler, been to alaska, next month to vegas and seatlle/tacoma, and in may, we'll be taking that long trek up northern canada and the al-can hwy!

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Postby kostby » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:24 am

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..long trek up northern canada and the al-can hwy...

You're planning to honor GenVibe with a travelogue and lots of pics, of course???

BTW: Maybe it's time to get rid of 'the tongue' in your sig pic! LOL

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Postby AKLGT » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:05 pm

pic from this last weekend at the ice sculptures for Fur Rondy.

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Postby AKLGT » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:07 pm

and sat night at the bar.
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Postby kostby » Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:24 pm

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... and in May, we'll be taking that long trek up northern canada and the al-can hwy!

Saw two resources (primarily for the RV'er, I think) about traveling the Al-Can and Alaska highways that you might find to be of interest.

Here are web links --> http://www.themilepost.com

"Trip planner for Alaska, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta & Northwest Territories." "The Milepost has intricately detailed mile-by-mile descriptions of natural features, road conditions and every possible type of service or supply available... "

http://www.delorme.com - software for PDA's... "DeLorme Alaska edition Atlas & Gazetteer..."

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Postby AKLGT » Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:56 pm

All Alaskans can't be complete without their MILEPOST! lol. but we're running into some issues on travel docs. Phil may not be able to leave the US and return while the pwk is pending.... this causes some problems for sure! but we're working on all this, have to call immigration to find out what consitutes "personal emergant" and what proof is required. otherwise, his folks are planning to come up in June and maybe they can drive it up. of course we'd still have to figure out how to get the customs and dmv pwk too. aaaagh!!! this pwk is sooo confusing!!!
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