Special Message to Our Members
Nov 29th, 2019
Re: Event Reschedules
If you have been following along in our community on Facebook ( facebook.com/groups/sewmuchnicer
) , you probably already know the exciting news about me being able to re-acquire the studio space that I truly enjoyed in 2015-16.
This morning, driving into work, I felt like I've come out of a 2.5 year coma! Everything feels so good again... and I love everything going on around me - but it hasn't been easy. It's been a crazy ride! Thank you to everyone that is in my corner! Let me fill you in on what's shakin':
Moving back into the larger space has allowed us to create a fab classroom as well as the space better serves our extensive video schedule we have happening for the site. I love being back in a space that allows for more interaction with local friends, too!
We've been working long hours... I'm so grateful to everyone that has been helping us get through this month! I came home sick from the Florida retreat on Nov 5th - been to the dentist and doc... and I'm still having issues. I couldn't do our normal live events and I sure couldn't accomplish everything we have done this month alone!
So while I was sicker than a dog, all of this came about suddenly and has all been happening as quickly as possible. It's crazy!
: I found out about the space being available - called my old landlord - he's a Sweetie! He had someone else interested in the space, but bumped them aside so I could come back. Yay!
: Lease was signed, rent paid, yada yada yada. We're IN!
: Ordered internet. Found out that Comcast (cable) internet could not be installed immediately - so I ordered CenturyLink (dsl) for immediate install so we could get back to work while waiting to hear back about cable install dates.
: previous tenants vacated.
I had learned that the landlord had given Comcast permission to have cable internet installed into the building to serve the previous tenant (they had massive computers in the space) 2 years ago. At the time of signing the lease, the landlord believed there was cable installed for them, which would be much better than the service I had in this space two years ago as well as what we have been struggling with over the past year. It was a bummer to discover that the last tenants cancelled the cable order and went with multiple dsl lines instead. Major bummer - but we gotta do the best we can to move forward, though.
: Move starts! Paint the place, get internet installed. Jim and my family pulled together to help me move (while I'm still really sick) so I could get the sewing video studio space put back together as quickly as possible.
: Turkey Day. I spent the day setting up our mounts and running power, camera. and mic cords. Getting ready for our first gig in the new place the next day!
: Show time. The team attempted to resume our scheduled Sally Sew-A-Longs. The day was an epic fail due to the internet service in this commercial building falling short in delivering adequate upload speeds to support the camera system feed. Each of our Sew A Longs involves 4 team members, 5 computers and I've got 16 pieces of equipment on my end that all need to play nice together. Each session is a major undertaking - so it was upsetting to see the poor internet service ruin the day - and our end product.
We have been working to get the cable internet installed as soon as possible. It is ordered, but the cable lies 61 feet from the building and it seems that Comcast has to arrange a team of rocket scientists to get it to the building. It's very frustrating.
We are in the midst of attempting a "band-aid" fix to increase our upload speeds in the interim (until Comcast is installed) More equipment has been ordered & if it arrives on time, and my guy can install it right away (antenna on the roof!!!) , we hope to know if this solution will work by December 3rd. Cross your fingers for us.
We apologize for this unforeseen situation. We have had no choice but to reschedule events while the internet service fails us. Please watch this calendar for official updates.
Thanks for your support! We look forward to having fun together very soon.
-Sally and her Rock Star Team