We had it all planned out.
Saturday we would meet Rauchelle in Nanaimo and pick Layne up at the Duke Point ferry. We'd go for lunch and spend some family time celebrating Layne's birthday which was actually the day before (Friday). Then Chelle would return to O's where she lives, and we'd take Layne home with us for the weekend.
Then we made the Birthday call to Layner Friday morning and sang "Happy Birthday" to her. She announced that what she had planned for the afternoon had fallen through so now she was free and could come over today (Friday, her actual birthday). So with some quick phone calls we changed plans for the day.
Instead of a fairly quiet day at home preparing for Shabbat (bake bread, vacuum house and clean bathrooms) we whipped into action, got the bread rising, baked a cheesecake, did the house work, made a bed up (on the floor) for Layne, packed changes of clothes for the little guys, ate quick lunch and hit the road by 1 pm to pick Layne up at Duke Point 22 hours ahead of our original schedule ;) and proceeded to travel up to O's for the One-Day-Late American Thanksgiving Dinner intended for an American who had to cancel coming and which turned out to be a Birthday Dinner for Layne instead!! With fresh challah that rose beautifully in spite of getting a few chills en route, and an Oreo Cheesecake Danaka baked before leaving home, and an awesome meal put on by Lisa and Rauchelle. It was a huge Success.