Home Front 1 Allergies: No reaction to the allergy injections, beyond the expected swelling and rash at the injection site. I’m told that I must do a peak-flow test every time I come in to get the injections (every 3-10 days – 7 being optimal). I’ll need to come in that frequently for about 6 months, until I reach my maintenance level. Then, it will be roughly every 28 days. As an aside, my peak flow measurement is still 600, despite the fact that I have not been running or training with nearly the vigor I usually do for quite some time now. Not bad for an asthmatic, eh?
Home Front 2 Kung Fu: I’ve been given three more classes to teach. The classes previously belonged to my friend, and Kung Fu “brother”, Mike. He’s found a new job that will require him to travel, and he has to give up his classes. I now have three classes with typical students in addition to my two classes with special needs students. Mike is a very good teacher, and his students have a very high level of achievement over-all. As far as I can tell, there are no super-stars, but all of his students perform at a high level. The highest rank in his class is 3rd yellow. The classes are fairly homogeneous as far as rank goes, so I don’t have to worry about teaching to all different levels at once. A real load off my mind! Still, I am going to have to work very hard to keep the level of instruction as high as Mike has set the bar! A little daunting.
Home Front 3: I think Rocky’s coming down with the flu.
Home front 4: Rocky’s brother and his family is staying with us this weekend. A happy, bustling household. The kids are thrilled to see their cousins.
Home Front 5: Grasshopper has a cello recital today at 3:30 in Minneapolis, and I have to judge a Kung Fu contest in Hopkins. Rocky is speaking at a Code Camp in Bloomington, and Adventure Boy is going to be the only one who stays put in the house today. Yet, there will always be several people home. Weird.