I've been reading this string, and started to comment earlier, got mad then deleted my response. Now I am going to tell you why 'they all playing you'. You are a millionaire. Now didn't you know that? Every body else know you got money and will pay for anything that comes up short. They just forgot to remind you. Cause since you been doing all this organizing and you know folks don't have no money to be paying for all of this--all you folks that are hosting this got money. Y'all can take care of the bills. If you need a few more dollars, when they get there, if they like how things are run and the food taste good, they'll give you $5 more dollars. I say this. Cancel the contracts, and work with the moneys you have on hand. The folks that come in LATE and give money, explain sweetly but with knowledge and, by the way have in writing the breakdown of what money's were planned for IF deadline date's were met and then what money's that you have on hand has paid for. You know folks understand writing. Colored folks words don't mean nothing, white folks words do. They do business right. It really drives my blood pressure up when family try to play stupid. Now go take yourself a nice hot soothing bubble bath with, some good smelling oils. Go get a full body massage and pedicure. Get your hair fixed and plan for the folks who work with you. The rest can run out and get some chicken or hamburgers to add to the family reunion and feed their family for $35 for 2 days--if they can. Oh yeh and give them a list of BBQ restarants close by. I'm sure they will be happy to accomodate them. It sounds mean doesn't it. Well I feel they are all being very inconsiderate and don't really care about what needs to be done in a timely manner. That's unfair to you. It will be all right. GOD LOVES YA!!