We earned our scores throughout the year, and even though I won't be going to the show, it makes me feel good that we at least qualified. The show is this weekend, but it's just too far away. I would have had to take several days off from work, and as a teacher, September is the one month that I really need to be at work.
I am okay with missing it this year as we wouldn't have been competitive enough to make the time and expense worth the trip. Next year though might be a different story!