Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday Night


After months of planning...
Months of running around and begging asking for auction items...
Months of fretting over caterers...
Months of courting Paul Simon...
We had our Hospital Gala last night.
It started at 6:30.
At 5:15, we were put under a tornado warning.
And then?
It rained.
And rained.
And rained.
And then?
The carpets in our tent bubbled up.
And then there were rivers.
Inside the tents.
And then?
Servepro came in and started wet-vacing the entire place.
In between the auction tables and revelers.
And all was well.
And we ate.
And we danced.
And Paul brought down the house.
The end.

30 comments:

Mary said...

Omigosh, Lauren, that must have been quite an experience! I'm glad everything turned out OK. Hope you raised lots of $$$. :)

The Incredible Woody said...

No party is a true success unless Servpro has to be called in!!

We need pics of you all gussied up:)

TSannie said...

It was a wonderful evening.

noble pig said...

OMG that is so, so crazy..and Paul Simon...very cool!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Wow, what a story. Sounds like all your hard work paid off. Tornado warnings and torrential downpours tells me there were quite a few urgent, emergency phone calls to Wine One One.

Did you get any shots of Paul?

Does this mean you want to orchestrate the next Blog Fest? Can you get Harry Connick, Jr., by any chance?

Living on the Spit said...

I am sure Paul Simon can even make a down pour seem like a Carolina Blue sky with glorious temps...glad it was a wonderful evening.

Yes, want to see you all dressed up!

Pouty Lips said...

I like you mama slide show!

Yes, pics. You - gussied up, and pics of Paul

imbeingheldhostage said...

Wow-- you don't do things half-way, do you! Must've been a night to remember and I for one do not mind if you want to upload hundreds of pictures to prove it was :-)

Debbie said...

Little rain won't stop you guys! I'm glad all turned out well for you and ya'll had a wonderful time!

Mango Girl said...

What a wonderful!!! Wonderful evening! I am sure you are glad the night is over...so much work goes into planning those types of events.

You are awesome!

xo, Mango

Patty said...

Well laid plans so seldom go as planned. But it sounds as though everything turned out great.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Mama- glad it all worked out! Now I want pics of you kissing Paul on the lips...in the rain!
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Camellia said...

impressed, very very impressed. Details and pictures must follow.

Daryl said...

If you'd known it would rain you would have courted Prince ... but I am sure Paul was exceptional .. and all for a good cause .. brava to you!!!!!

Carol said...

Groovy!

Deb said...

I'm sorry it rained on your parade, but after most every rain, there is a rainbow!

jojo said...

Fantastic! I am so glad that the evening worked out so well....and Paul...heaven.

Country Girl said...

Hope you raised a lot of money! Is there somewhere inside that it could have been held? Ok. I'm sure that was a dumb question.

Hilary said...

Oh very cool.. I'd love to see photos too. I've met Paul Simon too. Well really it was just his and Art's Old Friends concert about 5 or 6 years ago.. and we were way the hell near the back of the place.. but all was groovy! ;)

Flash Stitcher said...

So glad it all wet vaced dry and a good time was had by all!!!

Magpie said...

So glad it worked out so well.

Grandma J said...

bravo!!! You are the woman!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

This sounds like something out of a movie. I'm glad you had a save.

Flea said...

How wonderful! I'm so glad you had Servepro to save the day. All that hard work!

Keetha said...

Congrats! Sounds like an event to remember. :-)

Deb in Spain said...

Congratulations Miss Ives! PS must have been great!

imom said...

A night not soon to be forgotten! I'm glad it turned out successful.

Suz Broughton said...

So Great! I was on the edge of my seat to see what happened. Glad it all worked out. I love Paul

Sassy said...

I want to see how pretty you looked...last year you looked beautiful......your life sounds so exciting...well except all of your allergies...dadgumit.....so sorry....I couldn't live without diet coke......good luck!

Lisa said...

You crack me up. You are such a wonderful person to see all the postive in things. I so love reading your stories and being inspired to not let things get me down. And yet I know you have to have a few down moments, you seem to pick yourself up and move on. So how is the job hunting going? Let me know if you decide to write a book....I want one of the first copies....signed my YOU.!