I tried connecting to Clubhouse yesterday repeatedly and to no avail. I ended up uninstalling the app and reinstalling it in the evening and all was better.
I feel okay. I've been a bit down in the dumps though. I used to do a great deal of community theater and found out that one of my friends who I've worked with on stage and off stage passed away after a long illness with COVID-19. She tends to be a private person, she doesn't want a wake or service. So the theater is going to do a Celebration of Life amongst ourselves with the blessing of the family on August 1st.
I got curious about people that I worked for at the telephone company from 1980-1995. I found out that my favorite manager and a supervisor had both passed a long time ago (2011, 2019). It just makes me sad.
But, no pity party. I can't say I'm over it. I would like to have thanked the manager I worked for at the phone company for believing in me so much and so often. He said, "You only get to volunteer once." And I always did, special project after special project. He was an amazing man. I looked up to him. The supervisor is the one I took an early "retirement" from. I remember being offered (along with all of my counterparts) an early retirement buyout. I took it. I'm glad I did in some ways. In other ways, not so much.
Anyway, just wanted everyone to know that I am okay and that I hope to be back in our Clubhouse next week. I love you all. Thank you for being so loving and supportive. It's nice to have "family" from another mother.