Right now you sense that Peter Grant's head must be spinning.
And little wonder that he chose this morning's official arrival of Jamie Cureton to (a) pay tribute to the work of his backroom staff in making sure that every call was answered and (b) stressing just how much he was looking forward to 31 August when the transfer window finally slams shut for another summer.
“I cannot wait – I cannot wait until the 31 August when every door gets slammed shut,” said the Canary boss.
“Because you're constantly on the phone; constantly going and visiting; constantly going and speaking – and sometimes it can be up a blind alley.
“You understand that; that's part of life. But it's the waiting that is sometimes the biggest problem.”
That's the interesting bit. For me, at least.
Because as much as the last 72 hours have been something of a whirlwind – and will continue to be for the rest of the week with news now emerging of a possible Youssef Safri switch to West Bromwich Albion – the fact of the matter is that everyone will probably have to wait until, say, the middle of October at the earliest before being able to offer any fair judgement on what changes this week has brought.
You can wring your hands all you like over Robert Earnshaw's get-out clause; question why Norwich now need a five-strong goalkeeping department and agonise all night long as to what Safri's potential exit might mean for the Carrow Road style fans, but if City are there, in amongst the autumn pack, then it has worked.
End of story.
There is a very interesting debate to be had about just what it takes to get out of this division – and it's not just money. Though it clearly helps.
Because unlike one or two of their rivals, Norwich have the advantage of having the perfect blueprint already in the shape of the 2004 title team.
That's what you need to go back to – time after time after time.
How did a provincial city football team of Norwich's ilk win the Championship title by eight clear points?
Take the managerial issue out of it; lay that poisoned web to one side.
Look at the team, it's shape and the characters within it – and as Grant bobs and weaves his way through this minefield and that this summer, see which players in Norwich's likely 2007-2008 line-up correspond to those from 2003-2004.
Of course, it's a rough and inexact science. But there are certain points that you can draw from events of four short seasons ago.
Like, for example, the number of 'solid' individuals.
It is the best quote that Bruce Rioch ever gave – always buy married players. And what did he do? Bought Paul Dalglish and Phil Mulryne.
But run through the Class of 03-04 and they are family men almost to a man. And while it would be stretching a point to say they were all saints, they all tended to buy into Norwich and Norfolk for the same reason that everyone else does. It's a great place for the kids.
Marc Edworthy, Craig Fleming, Malky Mackay, Gary Holt, Kevin Cooper, Matt Svensson, Leon McKenzie, Iwan Roberts, Adam Drury, Darren Huckerby, Paul Crichton – settled, solid individuals.
Robert Green was hardly a wild child, either. Peter Crouch – for all his latest WAG affections – was another solid, decent lad.
And nor is anyone saying that Earnie isn't a decent lad; he was top class. But when it came to deciding what next… where next…. then at what stage the kids were at education-wise didn't always enter his thoughts.
It's not hard to spot those who don't quite 'buy' into the lifestyle. Damien Francis never, ever did. He was off down the Smoke every Saturday night.
But you live with those; you try to manage them; you keep your fingers crossed that their interest won't wane at a crucial point of the season; you run with them as long as you can; see what you can get away with.
That's why Jamie's return is interesting; why Dion's decision to give it another whirl for a year could be so key. Because both have that Class of '04 'feel' about them.
Jamie's got a Mrs now – 'I know that will come as a surprise to many people…' was his line this morning. Both will be having supper round Darren Eadie's before the week is out; Cureton's not one for sitting still in an anonymous hotel room.
But he's older, he's wiser, he's settled.
Earnshaw, you always sensed, was just passing through. For me, I thought it was telling that for all his goals – and the sheer misfortune of his groin injury – he still never made it top three player of the season-wise.
Jason Shackell pipped him to third spot behind Huckerby and Dublin. Shackell, presumeably, was seen to be 'one of us' by the punters because of his Colney upbringing; and Earnie..? I don't know.
Subconsciously, did people doubt his loyalty? Was it simply a case that being injured, it left him out of sight and out of mind when the voting slips came round? Don't know.
But if you look at that perfect promotion 'model' – the Class of '03-04 – did Earnie fit into it? No, not really.
Dickson is clearly the Damien equivalent football-wise, but I think he's far more 'sold' on the Norwich way of living than Damien ever was.
Would Safri fit into that promotion model? He certainly fitted far more than Gary Holt ever did in terms of playing 'the Norwich way…' But Holt has a Championship medal on his mantelpiece.
He also bought into the Norfolk lifestyle to such a degree that every summer the one-time Scottish army chef could be found keeping wicket on a cricket pitch at Halvergate; that's your difference.
So as the transfer merry-go-round continues to whir and spin over the next days and weeks, that might be worth bearing in mind. Minus huge bundles of cash and with only Huckerby as your real 'star' turn, Norwich walked this division.
Just as Sunderland did last year – for all the Irish money that was about to flood into the Stadium of Light, Roy Keane's troops were relatively unknown; just as Reading had few, out-and-out stars the year before.
Solid lads who did a solid job; week in, week out. Come rain, come shine and come the African Cup of Nations, they churned out performances and results when and where it mattered.
There's your blueprint.