Yesterday morning my wife and I were puttering around in the kitchen. I was grabbing some stuff out of the fridge to make breakfast when my wife said, “Oh, that’s right. You have to do the Duck Derby today.” I’m glad she remembered, because I totally forgot!
If she hadn’t remembered I would have been glued to the couch watching the Blue Jays lose to New York. I’ve never forgotten to attend an event I was committed to and I couldn’t believe that I had forgotten about this one. That would have been a tough one to explain to the boss this morning.
By 1:30 I was on the road to Lumsden. It’s not a tough gig. I just had to MC the duck drop at 2:30. At most, it was five minutes of work, if you could call it work. With the rain falling at a steady pace I was wondering how this would play out. I knew I’d get my MC work done, I just wasn’t sure how many people would be there to hear it. I was pleasantly surprised. By the time the ducks were ready to be dropped into the river there were a lot of people with umbrellas watching, waiting, and hoping that their duck might be the first to cross the finish line for a cool $20,000.
After the ducks had been dropped I was back in my vehicle and on my way back to Regina.
Thank you to my lovely wife for reminding me that there was work that had to be done on Labour Day!