My good friend recently asked me to host a backyard event at my home in the historic district. I was quite happy to do so, but really my backyard is not all that large and certainly not beautiful. We decided we would have the event but in order for it to be pleasing to the eye, I thought we needed a big backyard tent. I went to the rental place to rent one, and while I was there, I was amazed at all the things they make available for temporary use. There were linens and dishes, glassware, and even portable a/c units and portable gas heaters. The gas heaters were so charming, as they resembled old fashioned gas street lamps. I made the comment to the shopkeeper that I loved them, and he suggested that I reserve several. He said that he heard on the news that a cold front was headed in, and I really thought he was just trying to make a sale, but I reserved two portable heaters nonetheless. Lo and behold, on the day of the event, we were visited with unseasonably cold weather. I immediately called the rental company, and they agreed to include the two portable heaters I reserved on the truck. The men set up both the tent and the portable heaters, and I was seen as a heroine. I never needed to let on to anyone, including my friend, that the heaters were not my own idea. After the party, though, I shared many social media posts about their rental company and how perfectly delightful the heaters were.