If it is, I stand to lose up to $3,000 out of pocket. Which I don't have. My estimates on attendance as they stand right now are that we'll just about break even. But I really hope that we get a good turnout. If 500 people would show up, we'd not only break even, we'd make back the shortfall from last year and thus have broken even over the two years.
Worrying about money is one of the worst things for my health, though, apparently. My RSI has been aching like a bitch and every day I feel like I'm coming down with a cold. But the worst stress is the stress over things that are out of your control. And how many people show up is not something that is in my control. I've done all I can to get the word out and make the event worth going to. I have to hope for the best after that.
Now in Charlotte! And finally on free wifi.
On top of it all, there's a gasoline shortage in the Carolinas! It's incredible. I've had people call me to say they tried seven different stations and couldn't find any gas, and if they kept driving around they were not going to have enough to get here tomorrow. And once they do get here, they'll be stranded if they can't get more here. If we see our attendance really drop, that would probably be a major factor.