As if wedding planning itself isn’t stressful enough, a couple of weeks ago Guy and my matron of honor, Sarah, both got called in for jury duty the week of the wedding. They were to report on September 3rd and the papers said this trial was anticipated to be complete by September 4th, only one day before the wedding. What are the odds? We had no idea what type of trial this would be or how long it would really take, but we were not going to take any chance of them being in a Leavenworth court room on September 5th.
So they both filled out the survey that comes along with their letter and there is a portion to explain why you should be exempt. Sarah sent hers in first and a few days later got another letter saying she was to report on September 11th, so she is clear. However, I’m thinking if Guy gets that same exception it won’t work either, because we will be on our honeymoon. So the stress is building.
Finally, yesterday Guy got a letter that I quickly opened, stating he was granted a one-time exception and will receive another jury duty slip in the future. Whew. We really dogged a bullet there and thankfully they will both be able to be there on Friday without breaking the law.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.