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Tue Dec 28, 2021, 03:01 PM Dec 2021

How was everyone's Christmas? It was quiet here, very quiet.

The day before Christmas Eve as part of finishing up our new driveway, the contractor was transplanting some crape myrtles. Since we'd lost track of where the old drive had been (changing from a straight drive to a nice "S" curved one) we also lost track of where the phone line had been run many, many years ago. I was on the phone with a business call when suddenly it went dead, my computer lost connection, and the program I was streaming stopped. Yep, cut the DSL phone line.

After three hours of trying to contract the phone company and ending up on chat (thanks to my smartphone) they scheduled a tech to come out today. Oh yeah - without wifi my cell does not get a signal inside my house and I only get a signal if I drive to the top of the hill. At least the weather was nice - last time this happened, it was in the 30s and raining.

So I had a really quiet Christmas. No calls, no internet, no streaming. Good thing I still have lots of DVDs! I watched all the Harry Potter movies, two Pirate of the Caribbean movies, and various old sci fi movies (need to get some more of those).

The tech ran a temporary line - it takes 14 business days minimum to get someone out the bury a permanent line. Last time this happened, it only took two days to have that done. Centurylink will get feedback on how bad their customer service is. The tech told me his department is cut to the minimum so response is slow all the time now.

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How was everyone's Christmas? It was quiet here, very quiet. (Original Post) csziggy Dec 2021 OP
Really hectic with the church choir wryter2000 Dec 2021 #1
That's amazing to do performances with only one rehearsal! csziggy Dec 2021 #2
They are wryter2000 Dec 2021 #5
Very sad. My fur baby passed away the day after. onecaliberal Dec 2021 #3
I am so sorry. Condolences to you csziggy Dec 2021 #4
How sad wryter2000 Dec 2021 #6
He was the best boy. I am devastated. onecaliberal Dec 2021 #7


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1. Really hectic with the church choir
Tue Dec 28, 2021, 03:14 PM
Dec 2021

Last edited Tue Dec 28, 2021, 03:47 PM - Edit history (1)

We only got back together at the end of November, so we had to do a midnight service on Christmas Eve with one rehearsal. Nevertheless, we did some lovely but very complicated music by the seats of our pants. Then another service on Christmas morning. I'm still resting up after that.


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5. They are
Tue Dec 28, 2021, 03:46 PM
Dec 2021

I'm not, lol. We have four paid section leaders who are serious singers. Most of the volunteers are also very knowledgeable. I practice with my sheet music on Youtube, take my pitches from the pro, and mumble through the parts I don't know. So far, they haven't kicked me out.

We were always a small choir. Because of fears of covid, we're down to 8 of us.

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