I had no great expectations of our anniversary being the anniversary of the century.
It was to be simple and charming, and I was having it in our family church.
We planned to have the church free almost a year before it was to occur. My brother helped myself and others make the arrangements for the reception, and we had all the plans decided on within various months of becoming engaged. The day of the anniversary was stunningly lovely. It was in the seventies and comfortable. I assumed the minister forget the date when he set up for the Heating and Air Conditioning workers to arrive and work on the Heating and Air Conditioning system. It was funny when we heard about the Heating and Air Conditioning workers. I laughed and our brother just shook his head, but he said it was a good thing we didn’t have great expectations. The Heating and Air Conditioning company would be installing the Heating and Air Conditioning system the entire time we were having our ceremony. We went to the church and hoped it would not be as noisy as we were expecting. The noise didn’t drown out our vows, but it was enough to keep the audience tittering. Instead of an charming and reserved anniversary service, they interrupted us with shouts and sounds of metal scraping. They were installing the modern ductwork, and installing the furnace in the basement, then just a handful of the Heating and Air Conditioning workers sat in the church and watched the anniversary when they weren’t working. When we were getting ready to go to the reception hall, 1 of the Heating and Air Conditioning workers came up to myself and others and handed myself and others an envelope. They took donations to provide us a gift, as a thank you for not get angry with the noise they were making.