As of yesterday, it was two weeks before we embark on the Youth Music Mission to Chicago (with stops also in Kentucky). Planning for this mission began even before the last one had finished. It comes down to this: two weeks to get everything ready.
Perhaps it was Perry Patterson who postulated that prior planning prevents poor performance. I believe it to be true. Someone please call my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Menees and tell her I said that. When she stops laughing, tell her you're not making it up (true confession: I was not the most organized of sixth graders...I was that kid who found papers from 3 months ago in his desk when it was time to move).
In any event, preparations are proceeding nominally. All systems are go. Green board. Let's do this.