We're in the final push for the Big Event. I'm managing a major garden event -- all day workshops, 70 classes, 50 speakers, 400 people attending, with 100+ volunteers assisting.
Today I had one speaker cancel, one volunteer I rely heavily on go into hospital for emergency surgery, the office person who helps us go missing because her daughter needs surgery, and a broken database of registrations.
Guess what I'm going to do this week and weekend? Yep, I'm going to be rebuilding a database with details for 400 registrants. Then printing out those details. And stuffing envelopes. Printing signs. Finding a speaker substitute ... and the list goes on.
So wish me luck -- that big sigh of relief you hear at 7 p.m. on March 5 will be me, sitting down with a drink in hand as I put the event behind me. Until then, though, it's Event Management and/or Paycheck Work 24/7. Literally.
Wish me luck ...