So it's now 1 week until our sale. Food has been purchased/made, the cows are all clipped and ready to be shown. Now is the time where we sit and worry about whether or not anyone will come to look at and/or buy them.
I compare this line of thinking to when you are about to take a test, and you pull out the review sheet one more time, then realize that whatever you're going to look at for the next 30 seconds isn't going to make up for the last three days you've been studying it. It's sink or swim time. You need to just take it and see how much you know.
That's what we did today -- send out a bunch of emails this week to make sure people know about the sale (as if this one email will make 300,000 people suddenly look at this flier and decide to buy a heifer). But really, the work we've been doing for the past several months is going to be the difference whether we pass the test (i.e. sell the calves at a respectable amount) or fail.