According to the FedEx website and my trusty tracking number, my order was deliverd to TIFF at 10:30 a.m. Not sure if that's CST or EST, either way it's on time. Whew.. that part of the agonizing is over.
Now it's lottery time. I've read that box #22 out of 40 was chosen in the lottery. Therefore those people in box #21 are hating life, b/c their order will be filled in last. Last year there were 48 boxes.
At first I was pretty excited to hear that #22 was the number. I figured that since mine didn't arrive until late Friday morning, surely mine would be in a box late 20s or early 30s. Not so fast Mr. Optimistic. I've also read that someone who turned in their order at 9:15 a.m. was in box #17. A later festivalgoer turned his in at 11:30 a.m. and was in box #29. Soooooo, there's still an outside chance that I could be in that ever popular box #21.
I'll know by Sunday what I've got. I'm not worried. Regardless of where in the lottery I am, I am at least IN the lottery. Most of my choices were in auditoriums with high seat counts which should help as well. I hope everyone that had their packages delayed were able to still get them out on time.
Since my package was delayed in customs at Memphis, I was PRAYING that the return trip did not go back to Memphis, especially with the storms hitting that area. It didn't, it went to Indianapolis.
Again here's hoping that fate takes us all into consideration and gives everyone their 1st choices.