Thank you everyone for your input. I appreciate everyone's input in making my decision since this site allows me to get advice from those much more knowledgeable than myself. This is truly just a hobby for me but with 4 young grandchildren... I ordered the Sigma 35 1.4 to compare to my Canon 35L . Everyone says the Sigma is sharper at 1.4 but some people prefer the bokeh of the Canon. Guess I will find out in a couple days.
I am leaning toward the Canon 24-70 mk II will probably have to wait just a tad bit longer unless a real nice rebate or refurbished with 20%+ coupon from canon hits.. Seems like more quality issues on the Tamron than the Sigma and fewest issues with Canon.( Maybe it is just me but that's how it seems to me.. Nobody is perfect and they all have failure/DOA units). I am highly considering renting both of them for a couple days to compare how they perform to make my final decision. ....Everyone's agrees the Canon 24-70 mkii is that good or at least better than the other choices.. so I must ponder this longer.
Maybe its me but I got used to having all Canon lenses (Used Tokina/Sigma in past but preferred Canon L glass) Got rid of everything not Canon and now I considering going back to Sigma/Tamron. The competition seems to be getter better to give Canon a run for the $$ it seems.
To Everyone THANKS for your input!
BH and Adorama offer great discounts during thanksgiving and x-mas times. You might be able get new 24-70 II for around $1800-$1900. They are authorized dealers.
If I have the needs for 35mm, the new Sigma will be my choice. The lens is rock solid and performs excellent.