Apparently she had been kind of in the dumps that it had been raining so much since her parents arrival on the island, after so much gorgeous, sunny weather prior to that; and this so-called water leak was the final straw. She sent her parents up to their unit, but Leisa just went out on her veranda to chill before coming up herself. She really did not want any more problems. We were all waiting with cake and cameras, ready to yell "SURPRISE", but we had to put everything down and wait since her folks came up, but not Leisa!
Finally Leisa's mother, Sylvia, called her on the phone and asked her to come up to the unit for a glass of wine. Sylvia told Leisa that the leak had been taken care of, so not to worry. Finally, after several other guests arrived (causing several more camera/cake false alarms!), we got word from the front desk that Leisa was on her way up to the unit. We all took our places and shushed each other so she wouldn't hear us giggling.
It seemed to take forever, but Leisa finally got to the door and knocked, and her step-dad Bob yelled "come on in!" One quick look inside and she knew that she'd been fooled! She shut the door again so quickly no one had time to snap a photo. Finally she opened it again, and we were at last able to yell "SURPRISE!" and take photos.
Leisa did NOT expect a party. She was carrying insect repellent, two bottles of wine, and still wearing her t-shirt from the boat ride (with bathing suit underneath). She swore she was going to kill Doug for doing this. I love the shot I got of her right at the moment she opened the door. Classic!