The most important thing is everything worked. After enduring years of weird glitches, having to rely on other people who don't do things on time, server crashes, coding issues, etc, it is such a frigging relief to hit the "save and close" button on my website and then just sit with my heart pounding, watching the notification emails pile in. It's quite an exciting night.
This also means my event is officially "on", which means I now have to answer my phone, respond to emails right away, spend a lot more time on my computer...aka, work. Right now when work is the last thing on my mind, and will be for several months. Oh well, that's why I plan things this way - opening night and tax work before the baby; event when the baby is six months old and in a good place (hopefully).
I couldn't help but experience a little schadenfreude watching the drama unfolding around one of my rival event's opening night on Facebook last night; first they accidentally opened an hour early and had to shut down out of fairness; then when they opened at the right time the server crashed and everyone freaked out; then people couldn't find the link and registered for another similar-titled event by mistake; then were overcharged $10 and all had to be issued refunds. What a nightmare! Been there, done that!
So, now to pay all of my lingering January bills and exhale a little.