Copper-stealing vandals destroyed a phone junction box in our area, so all of my neighbors and I woke up Saturday morning to dead telephones. And because our only options for the internet rely on the telephone (Verizon DSL or dial-up), we lost that, too.
This whole copper theft crap is getting out of control. This is the second time in a month that an entire town in our area has lost phone service for several days because of thieves stealing copper from the telephone poles. I just don't get how someone can do that sort of thing without giving any thought to the welfare of other people.
You know, for Dave and me it was only an inconvenience, because we have our cell phones. But how many of my older neighbors don't have cell phones? Or have a phone but can't get a signal? With the hills and valleys, that is relatively common here. And if there had been an emergency? It could have been tragic.
And I'll tell you what else - if scrap dealers would stop buying the stolen copper, the problem would be solved.
But anyway, without the magnet of the internet drawing me in every few hours (Who am I kidding? Every 5 minutes), I was able to zip through a few finishes. To be fair, I was kind of at the place where I had several projects that were close to completion anyway - they just all came together over the weekend.
So, what do you do when you don't have a phone or the internet?
You finish an ornament.
Tomorrow - Part Two