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Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By mick
Sadly the one at Winter Garden Village has also...

Sadly the one at Winter Garden Village has also permanently closed. :cry:

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By mick
VA cancelled our April 2019 flights and it took...

VA cancelled our April 2019 flights and it took them 14 weeks to get the money back to my CC. I ended up emailing their CEO. I had a reply from his office saying how pleased he was to hear from me...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By mick
PS Here you go - amended in 2016 just after...

PS

Here you go - amended in 2016 just after I retired :grin:

https://www.jctltd.co.uk/category/minor-works-building

Mick
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By mick
I don't contribute much these days on building...

I don't contribute much these days on building type threads but having retired just over 5 years ago after practising as a Quantity Surveyor for over 50 years I agree wholeheartedly about a contract...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By mick
TC were good weren't they? :cry: The last 5...

TC were good weren't they? :cry:

The last 5 flights out of 6 that we've booked were/are with British Airways out of Gatwick or Heathrow. Sadly two most recent ones cancelled but we are fairly...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jun 21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,281
Posted By mick
Very sorry to read this, and we hope the...

Very sorry to read this, and we hope the medication helps the problems.

Mick and Joan x
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Sadly TC you can't beat glass in square feet and...

Sadly TC you can't beat glass in square feet and bulk excavation in cubic yards. :grin:

Apologies to the other 99% of Dibbers for this esoteric deviation. ;)

Mick
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Standard Method of Measurement 4th Edition...

Standard Method of Measurement 4th Edition current in 1962 with an agreement using JCT Private Edition With Quantities 1963 edition. Drawing scales at 1/8 inch : 1 foot.

Mick
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
TC Aren't you lucky that I've kept an Excel...

TC

Aren't you lucky that I've kept an Excel spreadsheet for the past 17 years. Those two subjects do appear in the top 100 as I don't keep data outside that.

Toll booths (without photos) 8.834%...
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
I must admit that I didn't read the small print...

I must admit that I didn't read the small print conditions of the prize but I assumed that it was for two. :confused2

I'll start a new thread for 16m.

Mick
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Thank you. Just waiting for Stu or SMAX to...

Thank you.

Just waiting for Stu or SMAX to confirm the prize. I know it's Club class at the GF for 2 weeks with BA First Class both ways but I'm hoping for a few extra dollars to cover a few...
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Is this the one? ...

Is this the one?


https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3811/977320ee61d44a.jpg

Mick
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
This is post 14,999,570 Mick

This is post 14,999,570

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 9 Jun 21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
Good news folks. :wave: The VTP web site has...

Good news folks. :wave:

The VTP web site has reawakened.

The collection map is still "coming soon" but the text does now say collect from level 1 - which it always did but the previous text...
Forum: General Chat 8 Jun 21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By mick
I didn't know mine either when asked for it when...

I didn't know mine either when asked for it when I loaded the NHS app but it automatically populated it. I've just tried that link as well just to test and happily it matches the number in the app...
Forum: General Chat 8 Jun 21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,944
Posted By mick
We are so pleased for you to get such brilliant...

We are so pleased for you to get such brilliant news 🎉

Joan and Mick x
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 8 Jun 21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
Similar to 99Plums experience. :confused2 No help...

Similar to 99Plums experience. :confused2 No help I'm afraid unless you contact them

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
In the terms of a fairly expensive holiday I...

In the terms of a fairly expensive holiday I believe that tolls can be considered petty cash. I think that DrJJ may have said earlier that after 4 weeks of intensive touring his toll bill was under...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
I've already answered airport trips - to...

I've already answered airport trips - to Davenport anyway and WDW will be similar. From hotel to all WDW parks you shouldn't go anywhere near a toll. Or use the free WDW transport. Hotel to I-Drive...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
Sorry but I can't repeat every post on this...

Sorry but I can't repeat every post on this thread. ;)

Best for you assuming you're into MCO. Get the VTP app on your mobile. Do online check-in with Alamo through Virgin and pick your own car in...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
I may have mentioned trransponders a bit in the...

I may have mentioned trransponders a bit in the rest of this thread. :grin:

Basically residents like DonnaD will buy a transponder from the likes of Publix and CVS. It's pre-loaded with $ and it...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
This is what I linked a few posts ago on this...

This is what I linked a few posts ago on this thread.

https://www.sunpass.com/en/tolls/tollsSunPass.shtml

Don't be confused by "cashless" and "unmanned". Not many cashless in the greater...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By mick
Never hired through Virgin but I would strongly...

Never hired through Virgin but I would strongly advise against taking their basic insurance.

First of all no CDW and, even more importantly, only $30k third party liability instead of $1m. Injure...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
Sorry I misunderstood your earlier post. :( ...

Sorry I misunderstood your earlier post. :(

That's really odd. They are pretty poor at replying to emails through their web site as well - maybe a phone call?

A bit like you as well when I log...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
Are you asking about scanning the app on your...

Are you asking about scanning the app on your phone or when does the VTP tag get scanned.

Sadly the web page has gone to sleep :confused2 but from what I recall when I first started this thread...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
Sadly BB won't have time. Must get over to side B...

Sadly BB won't have time. Must get over to side B garage to get behind the wheel of my full size Alamo car again. Need to get on the 417 south.

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Jun 21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
That's the screen that I get on my mobile when I...

That's the screen that I get on my mobile when I log on. But you don't press "DONE" until you've scanned the QR code or entered the alpha/numeric code at the MCO vending machine. At least the app on...
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Thanks Stu Any thoughts on the prize yet? Or...

Thanks Stu

Any thoughts on the prize yet? Or maybe just the glory. ;)

Mick
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Completely by accident. :grin: If you click on a...

Completely by accident. :grin: If you click on a post in Forum Spy the post number will appear in your web browser bar.

Your one above was 14,995,552. Only 4,448 to go :grin:

Mick
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
As one who's been on here for over 17 years I can...

As one who's been on here for over 17 years I can be reasonably confident that positivity will prevail again soon. ;)

Take "current issues" out of your Forum Spy view - much better for your BP...
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Every night before I go to bed I'll check the...

Every night before I go to bed I'll check the total posts. When it gets to around 14,999,950 I'm going to bump this thread 50 times.

Knowing my luck I'll end up with posts 14,999,999 and...
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
I don't know I'm afraid. Maybe Stu or SMAX will...

I don't know I'm afraid. Maybe Stu or SMAX will advise when they let us know what the prize is?

Mick
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
I'm not even joining his "older people pay more"...

I'm not even joining his "older people pay more" thread. As two 75 year olds I have nothing to add.

Except how about a discount as I drive as soon as I reach MCO and don't try and pour a gallon of...
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Sue Like this at the top ...

Sue

Like this at the top

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3811/9adf0a52e21242.jpg

Shows this down below

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3811/7e41f3cc6ded2e.jpg
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Sue Just go the DIBB home page and scroll...

Sue

Just go the DIBB home page and scroll right to the bottom where it shows everyone on line as well

Mick
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
Tom Indeed so and all 12m liked by him as...

Tom

Indeed so and all 12m liked by him as well. :grin:

Mick
Forum: General Chat 6 Jun 21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By mick
15 millionth post

For the want of nothing better to do on this overcast June afternoon in Warwickshire I've just spotted that the DIBB is only around 4,800 posts short of 15,000,000.

Quite a milestone and pleased...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 6 Jun 21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
There is one caveat I'd put on the "decline the...

There is one caveat I'd put on the "decline the toll programme". The VTP FAQs says you should. However in the last dozen or so hires from Alamo I've never been asked by anyone about Sunpass schemes...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jun 21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,343
Posted By mick
Us neither :pgig: Joan :wave:

Us neither :pgig:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 4 Jun 21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,788
Posted By mick
We pay around $25 for two at the Posner Park...

We pay around $25 for two at the Posner Park branch for a decent fry-up. About the same as we pay at Cracker Barrel and IHOP. :grin:

Mick
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