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Things were going so well....

 

Got a phone call from the town cop an hour ago stating that the road construction that has one end of my otherwise busy street closed off, will not be completed 'any time soon'. With the number of old people on this street with medical conditions, I cannot in good conscience allow the street to become impassable in case an ambulance needs to come this way. So, unless something changes, Christmas in Equality will NOT be running this year - the first time in 10 years.  If you need to vent, talk to the town council that has been sitting on this project for several months and only now decide to do it or lose the grant money assigned to it. I am so going to miss the smiles and looks of wonderment I brought to kid's faces. The one thing that made it all worthwhile.

 

Going to go dig out the Bushmills...

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I am so sorry to hear that, leave it to politicians to mess up Christmas. There faces and the smiles  make it so worthwild I know,

I hope that you will be able to enjoy the time off, and maybe you will be able to do something that you have been wanting to do for the 10 years and hav'nt been able to because of doing the display.

 

P.S.

whats a Bushmill?

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Things were going so well....

 

Got a phone call from the town cop an hour ago stating that the road construction that has one end of my otherwise busy street closed off, will not be completed 'any time soon'. With the number of old people on this street with medical conditions, I cannot in good conscience allow the street to become impassable in case an ambulance needs to come this way. So, unless something changes, Christmas in Equality will NOT be running this year - the first time in 10 years.  If you need to vent, talk to the town council that has been sitting on this project for several months and only now decide to do it or lose the grant money assigned to it. I am so going to miss the smiles and looks of wonderment I brought to kid's faces. The one thing that made it all worthwhile.

 

Going to go dig out the Bushmills...

 

 

Sorry to Hear your issue

wish I was closer I would help you with the Bushmills.... ;)

 

Here's an idea go decorated the barricade....um that wont fly every one would stack up like cord wood 

 

Thinking.....

 

P.S. If you catch that Bushmill just put him by the Wild Turkey tree.....

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Here's an idea go decorated the barricade....um that wont fly every one would stack up like cord wood 

 

I just might go out there in a bit and wrap a few hundred strings of bad/rejected lights around their equipment. These guys are definitely union - start at 9, stop at 12, back at 1 and quit at 3.

 

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Here's an idea go decorated the barricade....um that wont fly every one would stack up like cord wood 

 

I just might go out there in a bit and wrap a few hundred strings of bad/rejected lights around their equipment. These guys are definitely union - start at 9, stop at 12, back at 1 and quit at 3.

 

 

 

LOL...... :huh:  :blink:  :)

 

Pictures Please

 

Now that would be good...

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Thought better of it. Didn't want to get charged with vandalism.  It's odd how I can stand outside in 30 degree weather busting my butt for hours, and yet the construction crew that has the street torn up can't seem to work in it. Thinking about doing ONE sequence. Jingle Bells by the Singing Dogs with a voice over denouncing the town council and making a remark about things in this town 'going to the dogs'. Drop the attenuation on the FM transmitter, and let it cover the whole town.

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All money comes directly out of my pocket, just like most folks here. The grant money was from the state to the town to tear up...uuhhh 'improve'  the street. I'm not involved in that in any fashion other than it having a negative effect on the show. As to relocating - I'm a one-man-band, no help available, setup/debug takes a month, and realisitically, no time or place to relocate that would have sufficient power to handle it - just a tad over 100k incans on 256 'old fashioned' channels and three full universes of DMX. The street has no place for vehicles to turn around other than private driveways, and I'm not about to impose an inconvenience on the neighbors. Police???? long and tragically hilarious story that I won't get into here.  Will try to post a pic of the street tomorrow so y'all get a btter idea of the situation.

 

I appreciate all the input!

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