We had our dedication/Open House for the new CDC today. Lloyd and I needed to set up for communion for late service, so we did a little work before church and after. Around 1:30, people were starting to arrive for this 2:00 event. Ok, no big deal.
The dedication didn’t start until 2:15, and with so many people getting up to speak, it went a little long. We were outside, and there were chairs for older folks to use, but my back was hurting and I started to feel a little weird. I had to lead “Jesus Loves Me” near the end, so I was holding my guitar. In the sun. I felt weird.
We sang our song, and afterward I got to stand on the porch and lean on the building, but my mouth tasted funny and my cheeks felt funny and my hearing started to go. “Crap. I’m going to pass out in front of all these people.” I remembered that we didn’t have time for lunch. I excused myself and went to the kitchen to drink some Pepsi and lie down on the floor for a minute. Then I thought that was bad form, so I went back out…. and they were waiting for me to help cut the ribbon.
Oops. They said they didn’t wait long at all, they just thought I was in the back of the group. Whew.
Anyway, the open house is done. Check.