[QUOTE=Tinkerbella;1018631]First, like most of you, I drive my family crazy talking about Disney but what other crazy things do you do for Disney.
The first year we bought our DVC membership we went to SSR after that trip the economy hit my family hard. My husband lost a couple jobs, we lost our home and had to cash in our savings to get through but there is one thing we didn’t give up… our DVC. We have had our DVC for 5 years and only that one trip. I have planned 4 trips for my friends and family. If not for them renting our points I may have lost our DVC. It is fun to plan their trips with them but it’s hard not to be jealous.
My husband started a new job and it has been going very well. I am very optimistic that my turn will come and I will be able to use my membership.
Funny how bad it can be but you can’t part with your Disney obsession. I struggled with selling it but I am so glad things worked out for us.
What crazy thing have you done?[/QUOTE]
You sound like us-
Ed was laid off 3 times in the last year. We have been doing EVERYTHING we can to stay afloat- I clean houses and baby sit and so on… we had put our DVC up for sale in the beginning but there were so many out there and we were not going to be really benefiting from the sale. Ed also thought that it gave us hope- that no matter what happened in our short term we were going to get back in the long run- so he made me keep it. Now we are still not out of the woods but because we had banked so many points we have a 10 day trip planned for Easter and Dad is covering all costs but the room. WE HAD THAT COVERED!! Dont get me wrong, we have plenty of people that have criticized us keeping it- that along with our pickup truck… but I would rather shop at goodwill and salvation army and I would rather volunteer for sports scholarships for kids than give up on something we treasure and something that holds so much hope for us!