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Offline phildinftlaudy

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AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« on: November 04, 2012, 12:05:50 AM »
Hi All:

The site location votes for AMG 2013 are in with voting closing yesterday, November 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm (Eastern time)

AMG 2013 will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA -

Many of the votes requested that dates for AMG 2013 be set for August 2013; however, there were also some July preferences - and one preference for September. Typically, people begin arriving for AMG on Wednesday, with some staying until Tuesday; however, there are others who show up on Thursday, Friday and those that leave on Sunday or Monday.... So, as you can see, when dates are established, that does not prevent someone from arriving early or departing later (although, depending on the hotel - the rate may be adjusted accordingly for an early arrival or late departure outside of the dates established for the group rates - which hopefully Dennis - our hotel negotiator extraordinary - has been able to accomplish for so may AMGs).

Please provide your date preferences.Let's try to get thoughts on date preferences in and finalized by Friday, November 16th.

We will try to accommodate, as best we can what the majority date request is; however, hotel availability and rates also have to be considered.

Thanks in advance for keeping AMG a member-driven event.
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Offline Basquo

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 09:11:09 AM »
September.

Offline wolfter

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 09:50:09 AM »
I'm happy with whatever accommodates the largest number of people.  Since I can take time off whenever I need it, I'll follow those who have stricter schedules.

Wolfie
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 12:03:55 PM »
I am supposed to be at a gathering in the Colorado Rockies the first week of August.

I will be available at any other time, before or after.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 01:39:13 PM »
Anytime after July 12th would work for me..................
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 02:59:30 PM »
Late July or early August.

September is problematic in that anyone going to school, working for a school, or have kids in school will likely not be able to attend.

So again late July or early August.

RAB   :)

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 09:08:48 PM »

September is problematic in that anyone going to school, working for a school, or have kids in school will likely not be able to attend.


REALLY?! I had no idea. And here I am just offering my preference as requested. Might as well not even vote Tuesday as I live in a red state and my minority voice doesn't count.

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 10:43:25 PM »
REALLY?! I had no idea. And here I am just offering my preference as requested. Might as well not even vote Tuesday as I live in a red state and my minority voice doesn't count.

I don't think there was anything meant by his comment except to remind everyone that we've had the discussion in previous years about September affecting many peoples' schedules.

Now go put up your Christmas lights. ;D
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 11:01:54 AM »
I'm happy with whatever accommodates the largest number of people.  Since I can take time off whenever I need it, I'll follow those who have stricter schedules.

Wolfie


    I agree with  Wolfie 

       :) I will come whenever  :)


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Offline Basquo

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2012, 08:30:12 AM »
I don't think there was anything meant by his comment except to remind everyone that we've had the discussion in previous years about September affecting many peoples' schedules.

Yes, weíve had the discussion. Again and again. I was expecting that argument and had my rebuttal ready. Iím sorry that RAB was the one to bring it up and out.  Itís hard not to take it personally when someone quotes you, right RAB hunny? I apologize to you, but to no one else at this time.

Of course I have personal reasons for wanting AMG to be in September. I prefer (and prefer is the operative word) a different climate for my vacation, and Texas is still pretty hot in September. Chicago in September is more likely to be ďFall-likeĒ than Chicago in August. Itís also easier for me to rack up a little debt when I can justify it as ďmy little birthday to myself.Ē Itís also hard for me to leave my yard and garden without water for a week during the hottest, driest part of the year.

Of course itís easier for many people to take their vacation in July and August. I get that. Itís been used as an ultimatum by advocates who can be inflexible. The flip side of that is many people demand to get their vacations in July and August, including the staff at Santiís work. Remember how Santi only got to come for 3 days this year? How he had to leave on Sunday? Thatís because he just couldnít get the time off in July or August. They suggested he take a week off in (you guessed it) September.

We've also had the discussion that travel prices are lower after Labor Day. Remember that? It's cheaper.

But besides all that, what no one seems to remember is that the one year we did have it in September (San Francisco) it was the most-attended AMG to date. So don't make the argument that "many people" are affected and attendance will be low; let them speak up for themselves and voice their preference. And let the coolest month win.

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 08:46:55 AM »
I'm OK with any date selected but I would like to have the discussion and see how many of the actual people who will attend would not be able to make it if AMG were to be held in a month where the weather is cooler , it sure would make for a more enjoyable AMG and perhaps add a few more destinations for consideration next time also .

It cant hurt to discuss it I suppose .

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 03:28:26 PM »
I'm rather flexible.  July, August or September doesn't make too much of a difference for me. 
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 05:57:01 PM »
Honestly, with enough lead time, I can make almost anytime work.  Which is why I didn't give any specific time.  Sid and I have plans from 7/6-7/11, but otherwise, July, Aug, Sept (hell Oct, Nov too) are feasible for me.
Given my flexibility I don't like to add a "vote" -- I know others have stronger preferences (for whatever reason) and if we can accomodate a majority, great by me.

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2012, 01:42:55 PM »
I agree that  San Francisco was a  great time and a great  crowd... but am open to most  dates that are not  in the  Winter...just cant see going to where it is  cold/rainy .   so June, July,Aug or  Sept is fine with me

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2012, 06:34:59 PM »
I am also open to most any time as well.  I just recall we have some that must travel before mid August.  I am also sensitive to Santi's dilemma as well.  I hope we can sort this out in the next few weeks.  A "perfect time" will be almost impossible to achieve.

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04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
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07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
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04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
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01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
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01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2012, 07:59:49 PM »
September
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2012, 09:33:07 PM »
It is a good thing so many people are flexible in their choice of dates for AMG '13 Chicago.  As Phil pointed out hotel availability will be a major issue.  For me I would choose September myself this year.  As my roomie Mark cannot attend the first week of August so scratch that for me too.  That shouldn't be a problem this year it would seem.  My second choice would be mid to late July if September is no good for some.  Chicago is not that far for anyone in the US to travel to so some might be able to do a long weekend whatever date is chosen.

1st choice- September
2nd choice- Mid to late July

Jody :) :) :)
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2012, 03:09:37 AM »
For me the dates would have to be before July 15th or after September 15th.

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2012, 11:21:14 PM »
I'm gonna have to vote with my bestest buddy Hellraiser...Before 7/15,  or After 9/15
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2012, 11:31:37 PM »
Based on what I've read from everyone and my own experience with weathern patterns in the Great Lakes Area, I offically cast my preference after September 15. 

Plus, that gives me time to get healed up and get back to work.   ;D
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2012, 04:32:37 PM »
Greetings fellow AMG friends...I am on my last day of an eleven day trip to Portugal, France and Spain beginning in Lisbon and ending in Barcelona.  I would now have to say that Barcelona belongs on the list of "must visit" potential AMG cities...what an incredible place with so much to offer for literally anybody!  I return to Kentucky tomorrow (Nov. 13.)

Gary
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04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
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07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
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04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
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01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2012, 04:38:35 PM »
Update: Dennis and I have communicated - he is willing to once again "work his magic" in checking out hotels once we have a better idea of dates/time of year.

Another FYI --- hotels in Chicago (non-group, non-"Dennis magic" rates) for hotels right downtown (the Loop area) are running around $160 night for some really great hotels with great amenities and right off the rail stations for September dates....

They are tending to run higher for summer months of July-August -

However, the published rates are always significantly higher than rates that Dennis has been able to get for the group.

Feel free to contribute thoughts on possible hotels when making date/time of year recommendations (as I believe some have done previously --- i.e. the Best Western in Boys Town area)
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2012, 08:19:50 PM »
Thanks again Dennis, and Phil as well for getting this started for 2013.  I think a hotel in the Loop area would be very centrally located as the North Broadway boystown neighborhood near Wrigley Field is a bit out of the way for many Chicago attractions and cabs or two trains would be needed to get to and from the Best Western.  It is a great place to spend weekend evenings or go to a Cubs game if they are home but that is about all, otherwise it is not very easy to get to and from as the Loop downtown is.

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2012, 10:21:14 PM »
Wow, it's sure looking like Chicago is going to be quite a bit more expensive!  We will not be able to make it in late August or Sept due to school.  Any of the summer is gonna be hot, which is why we voted on a 'nicer' summer location.  I'd have to select sometime from June through early / mid-August for the Davids and Bonnie to attend (though the others will also voice their preference).
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2012, 10:26:32 PM »
I hope we go between mid-July and early August.  But I will do my best to make it whenever it happens. :-*

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2012, 05:41:35 AM »
July or August please.  Thanks.

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2012, 08:18:29 PM »
I rescind my vote. I just found out today at 1:35 that my job is in jeopardy. Meet when you will and I'll join you if I can. For now, I'm out.

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2012, 11:35:01 PM »
Oh Creighton I'm so sorry to hear that, I hope it doesn't go down like that, having to leave a job on someone else's terms.  The worrying sucks, I know, you're a gem and I hope for the best for you and Santi.  Hugs dear friends.

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2012, 01:49:40 AM »
Creighton,

Ditto what Jody said.

Know my thoughts are with you both.

HUGS,

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2012, 10:11:06 PM »
I rescind my vote. I just found out today at 1:35 that my job is in jeopardy. Meet when you will and I'll join you if I can. For now, I'm out.

Oh no, I so hope it works out well on both situations.  Take care and stay positive.  Still hoping to see you in Chi Town.
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2012, 11:29:24 PM »
Hi Friends, haven't been to a gathering since Las Vegas, and then I fell off the forum for a while. Good thing we have gatherings like this once in a while to bring us back together. Thanks to my good friend for letting me know  AMG13 is up for discussion. ;)
Right now any time July OR August will work for me- I hope to see as many of you as possible in "The Windy City"!
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2012, 11:34:53 PM »
Hi Friends, haven't been to a gathering since Las Vegas, and then I fell off the forum for a while. Good thing we have gatherings like this once in a while to bring us back together. Thanks to my good friend for letting me know  AMG13 is up for discussion. ;)
Right now any time July OR August will work for me- I hope to see as many of you as possible in "The Windy City"!

WOW! Look what the cat drug up! A couple of us were jsut talking about you a couple days ago ;) Sure hope to see you in Chicago!

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2012, 01:34:36 PM »
Is it too late to change my vote?   ;)  Found out that I'll be visiting Chi Town for another family wedding in May. 
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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2012, 05:59:57 PM »
Is it too late to change my vote?   ;)  Found out that I'll be visiting Chi Town for another family wedding in May. 

Oh good, you can find the closest lavender martinis and, I hope, a bar that doesn't  involve a steep hill. ;)

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« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2012, 06:52:58 PM »
Oh good, you can find the closest lavender martinis and, I hope, a bar that doesn't  involve a steep hill. ;)

HUGS,

Mark

Word.  Makes me think of Seattle when the hotel desk guy told me:  "Oh, sure.....you can walk to that bar."

All the way up Capitol Hill.  It was only 7 numbered blocks.  He neglected to mention that there were also named and lettered blocks in between. 

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« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2012, 07:36:22 PM »
Word.  Makes me think of Seattle when the hotel desk guy told me:  "Oh, sure.....you can walk to that bar."

All the way up Capitol Hill.  It was only 7 numbered blocks.  He neglected to mention that there were also named and lettered blocks in between. 

45 minutes of exercise, and a lifetime of wisdom.

Mark had an easier time rolling back down that hill one afternoon than the walk up ... I still giggle every time I remember that story . 

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« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2012, 09:03:31 PM »
Oh good, you can find the closest lavender martinis and, I hope, a bar that doesn't  involve a steep hill. ;)

HUGS,

Mark

Or maybe another chocolicious???? ;D  I'd walk uphill all day long for that treat.
Word.  Makes me think of Seattle when the hotel desk guy told me:  "Oh, sure.....you can walk to that bar."

All the way up Capitol Hill.  It was only 7 numbered blocks.  He neglected to mention that there were also named and lettered blocks in between. 

45 minutes of exercise, and a lifetime of wisdom.

I must have said "just one more block" a 1,000 times.

Mark had an easier time rolling back down that hill one afternoon than the walk up ... I still giggle every time I remember that story . 

It is one of those silly kind of moments that'll always bring a smile to my face.  That was an exceptional time.
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« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2012, 09:42:39 AM »
It is one of those silly kind of moments that'll always bring a smile to my face.  That was an exceptional time.

I had blisters on my feet so bad after that that I could barely walk on Sunday - spent most of that day in the room.  I just couldn't go on.  Of course, I felt none of this pain on that night, as I was pretty well lit.

Still totally worth it.  I have FB friends now from that Sat. night in Seattle that I still chat with daily.
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« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2012, 10:35:42 AM »
I had blisters on my feet so bad after that that I could barely walk on Sunday - spent most of that day in the room.  I just couldn't go on.  Of course, I felt none of this pain on that night, as I was pretty well lit.

Still totally worth it.  I have FB friends now from that Sat. night in Seattle that I still chat with daily.

I seem to remember articles of clothing going missing, or just disappearing. Or was that Washington D.C.?

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« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2012, 10:44:20 AM »
I seem to remember articles of clothing going missing, or just disappearing. Or was that Washington D.C.?

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Mark

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« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2012, 07:25:59 PM »
If memory serves (and it does) that famous night in Seattle, I never made it out of the hotel...one too many Manhattans!  Somehow the voice of reason came over me as the group contemplated that hill climb and I staggered back to my room.  Quite amusing to hear the tales the next morning (especially Jan!)

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Re: AMG 2013 -CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DATE PREFERENCES THREAD
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2012, 04:27:33 PM »
Hi all...haven't been around much, but it just crossed my mind to check out the AMG for this year, and what do you know...it'll be in my backyard.

Will definitely be keeping up as events unfurl.  Would be great to see everyone again, and meet those I haven't previously met.

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« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2012, 10:50:36 PM »
Love to meet everyone.  On business trip in late June in Chicago
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« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2012, 06:42:31 PM »
Love to meet everyone.  On business trip in late June in Chicago

It will be great to see you too Fisher.

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« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2012, 07:23:08 AM »
Mim asked just yesterday where "we" were going to meet "her" friends next year.  Now I can tell her.  After last year, I'm reluctant to commit either way.

 We did have every intention of making it last year, but my father was involved in a horrific accident on 4/15 that left him hospitalized for 68 days. Because my mom never left my dad, we had to care for their home, animals, garden, and 42 acre yard (think mowing and haying).  Even though dad was out of the hospital before AMG, he was still in a wheel chair, with use of only 1 arm, and I couldn't ask my mom to care for the other 5 children in addition to my father.  Last week, dad had his 14th (and prayerfully last) surgery.  He's doing much better.  We will see how this year plays out.  Here's hoping we get to see you all again.

 WARNING: by AMG 2013, Mim will be a teenager (and probably as tall as Jody)!!
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« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2012, 08:11:30 PM »
Mum...Can't wait to see you guys if we can all make it to Chicago this year, I'd love to see how tall mim is now, it will have been five years!

Hugs and love and a very merry and healthy Christmas to your great family this year.

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« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2012, 12:43:57 PM »
Are we closer to narrowing down a date?  I know many companies require a bidding process for vacation days that begins around this time of the year.

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« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2012, 06:40:31 PM »
As long as it is not cold I don't care when it is. 
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« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2012, 08:24:51 PM »
As long as it is not cold I don't care when it is. 
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« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2012, 02:41:05 AM »
As long as it is not cold I don't care when it is. 
Michelle  8)

The drive for you will be nice and easy all the way across OHIO. ;)  Bring Chambord!
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