A big part of any scenic design gig is the scheduling - somehow making sure that you're always in the right place at the right time... with the right clothes (for painting? Opening? hot warehouse?) and with whatever it is that you're hauling around at the moment.
Today's haulage is: 2 small rugs; 1 windowbox plus silk greenery (ivy); more silk greenery (wisteria); 2 lamp shades; 2 bookcase units (flat-packed a la IKEA).
Yesterday's haulage was: 6 gallons of paint (various colors); all the fabric for the show (20 + yards, 4 fabrics); and a hand-sewn slip-cover-cushion for the ottoman (completed along with Veronica Mars).
So far all the stuff has been getting delivered on time, but I omitted somehow to write "Designers' Run" on my calendar, so... surprise! My dinner was late. Like 10:00 p.m. Scheduling!
M & Ms pulled me through till then.