This is what I've been working on for the last week. The parade was Saturday night. On Friday, I got the converter to power the lights, and our wattage was too high. So I picked up a generator from facilities. The generator didn't have a muffler, so it was crazy loud. The students riding on the float were singers, so I knew we couldn't have a ridiculously loud generator. So on Saturday morning I rented a generator from Home Depot. Life is good. Then on Saturday night, we could not get the trailer to hitch to the truck. It took us 30 minutes! About 3/4 of the way through the parade, the rented generator ran out of gas. I kept the original, loud generator in the truck, so we switched power supplies. It was all downhill from there, until we got the float in storage and tried to unhitch the truck. The hitch would not come off the ball! We had to trick the trailer by raising the "leg" and putting a brick under it. Once we did that, we were able to raise it off the truck. Crazy! This morning I returned the generator. It's over! Until Monday, when I have to rally the troops to strike the float.
My weekend has not been restful, but I'm taking it easy this afternoon and willing my Cowboys to a win an important game that probably has playoff implications this evening. If you've seen me watch a Cowboys game, you know it's not relaxing or restful.