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Life is Tough

June 9th, 2013 at 08:14 pm

Poor DD is sad --- she auditioned for a different choir for next year, but did not make it. She doesn't know why and does not want to ask the teacher about tips for improvement. Although I am prejudiced, DD is very good - better than some of the ones who made it into the other choir. But life is not fair! Unfortunately, DD's school schedule will not allow her to stay in the existing choir for next year. The new choir was zero period, whereas the existing one is 3rd or 4th. DD is also on the XC team which is last period, so there may be no juggling room. DD says that AP Chem is offered but that is a bit much for her at this time. It is her choice, but is sounds like running wins over singing. But her schedule will be better in 11th grade --- so choir can come back. She will try out again next June for the new choir, but has said that she will be OK if she does not make it and then resume with the existing choir. I may contact the counselor tomorrow to see if there is any hope.

On another note, the other house is up for rent. I have gotten lots of calls but nothing further. We did drop the initial asking amount by almost 8% so hopefully it will rent soon. I am going to buy another sign tomorrow to put at the entrance to the neighborhood. The price looks on the low side, but we'll make that up in a month.

4 Responses to “Life is Tough”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sometimes with the choirs it can be that they have too many of one type of singer. So if your daughter is a second soprano and they need 1st sopranos or second altos only, others may get in while she does not, even if she is a better singer.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    LuckyRobin is right! And sometimes choir directors are just crazy.

  3. snafu Says:

    Sorry DD wasn't selected. After getting slammed around by University who agreed to accept summer school courses from one faculty to another I decided to ban the word 'fair' from my vocabulary. It was a good decision was helped me rationalize life's challenges.

    Really hoping you can subdue DH's perfectionist tendencies for the rental. Tenants won't appreciate the small details and he needs to have a plan for repairs to come that are as inexpensive as possible and done in the shortest time frame. You'll never guess all the dumb things/problems tenants create. Most don't look after the rental no matter what they promise. Your only protection is to carefully check out their references, employment details, credit rating report that they supply [free] insurance you carry on the house and damage deposit. In our area landlords are getting stung by tenants setting up illegal 'grow' operations. It totally wrecks the structure of the house and the police wreckage is not to be believed.

  4. SavingBucks Says:

    DD may not have been selected for ALL of the reasons that were mentioned. She is an alto and there are a lot of them. Director also seems a bit "tempermental". DD decided not to try to juggle the schedule to accommodate the existing choir, and I respect her decision. I need to make sure that I do not rescue her! Smile
    Yes, sigh, DH will become less perfectionistic with time (and after each renter)! It does not help that we now live about 10 blocks away. Our area has never been known for illegal "agriculture" but there is always a first time. Area tends to be all families (school district is one of the best in the county) with children. We have been fielding more calls but nothing yet. I will put up more signs and put an ad in Craigslist and some other local (free) websites.

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