There is no real hurry. I am planning on having some time on Monday or Tuesday and going to attempt to make sausage.
I went by the italian market next to the bagel place (best bagels ever) and asked about casings. The fella there sold me some small and large, I am planning some breakfast and kielbasa, for next to nothing ($5). He also told me he was going to making sausage in a bit and said I could come watch.
Went back and watched him do some tomato and basil from end to end (cutting, stuffing and linking). Not having made sausage it was a great thing to see it done, and he explained everything while he was doing it.
I had bought the butt to BBQ it, I do a wicked good pulled pork in the Carolina style, but I can always buy more.