Friday, December 18, 2009

Where's the Concert?

Have you ever kept a secret from everyone and then had it blow up in your face? You wish you had told at least one person your plans? Well, such is the case at my house.

A week or so ago, my husband decided that he was going to drive to Edgerton (about 3 hours east of our home) to see our three grandsons' Christmas concert on December 15. The mercury had been spending its time well below the -15C mark, so there had been no school for a few days. Dwayne (the husband) still wanted to go out there, so rather than let him drive out there by himself, I went along. Dumb...

The drive was rather uneventful, other than the overturned rig on the highway, and the deer the guy in front of us almost hit. But all was good. Got to Wainwright and grabbed a burger to choke down for supper then continued on to Edgerton. We got there about 6:15 and were amazed at the display of Christmas lights! I have to give the residents of this tiny village a huge A+ in this department! The decorations were gorgeous!

So, we meandered around a bit and finally came across the school, which had a very empty parking lot. Ok. No big deal. Small place - maybe no one showed up until just before the concert. Let's drive around the village for a bit and take in the lights. Well, that took about 5 minutes so back to the school. Still no one there (well what do you expect? Everyone to show up in that 5 minutes?) so go for another drive around to see the lights from a different angle. This time we drove UP the main drag rather than DOWN. That was when I saw the sign in the middle of the road.

ATTENTION
Christmas Concert
moved to
Wednesday at
7:00 PM at
the school.

I haven't had such a good laugh in ages!!! Dwayne was speechless (yes, he can be once in a while) but he wouldn't believe it. So he tried to call his daughter, who we discovered was not home. He left a message and we drove to the school to see if anyone had decided to show up anyway. No, of course they hadn't. Then he noticed a sign on the school door, which, on closer inspection, said the concert had been postponed to the next night. Again, I had a good laugh! (Did I mention I have a nasty streak?)

We decided to tackle the long drive home when the cell phone rang. It was Tammy returning our call. Dwayne explained that we (meaning 'he') had wanted to surprise all of them by coming to the concert and now we were going home because it had been postponed. The husband decided that we should go visit them instead so off we went for another 1/2 hour drive east. We visited for about an hour and then finally headed home - a 3 1/2 hour drive now.

The moral of the story? Make sure you let at least ONE person know what you have planned in case things change. Unless you really want to let you significant other have a great laugh!!

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