Good for you stuck, whatever it takes to stay sane.
@Apognophos- yes nosey ones do take note of extended absences at assemblies
but in my case they just assumed I was volunteering to help out at "Mothers and Babies"
or cleaning toilets. (Any that knew me knew I volunteered at DCs and CAs and did'nt bother checking).
As for anyone who was suspicious (and there would have been, because we all know how a JW brain works)
they did'nt have the nerve to query me.