Hello all. I knew this week wasnt going to be very productive, but it was worse than expected. I did study 5 hours on Sunday, but only ended up getting about 90 minutes on Sunday night. On Sunday, my wife had scheduled an appointment with a photographer to take photos of the girls for a portrait. Unfortunately, she needed backup, so I knew I wouldnt be able to study until at least 3pm.
Being the good son in law that I am, I went to my in-laws house in the morning to replace a few electrical outlets and switches that my mother in law has been mentioning for months. Unfortunately, no good deed goes unpunished. I ended up running into problems that required additional wiring and parts, so I had to leave this work to go to the photographer and return after the photo shoot to finish what I started. This is the reason I only logged 90 minutes rather than the 5 hours that I planned. I did log 3.5 hours in the library on Monday, but thats been it.
I usually rely on the weekends to get the most study mileage, but thats going to be a tall task this coming weekend. We are traveling to Europe to see my wifes side of the family for Christmas, so we are hosting an early Christmas dinner with my side of the family at our house.
I think theyll be over earlier, rather than later, so I can probably only squeeze 2-3 hours in between. Sunday may be better, but Im not overly optimistic as my wifes sister and brother will be coming over to open Christmas presents with my kids. We gave gifts to our kids on Sunday, since we cant realistically take their gifts to Europe with us. They are still very young, so dont think theyll piece together that we are celebrating Christmas twice (I hope).
I have made it into Chapter 2 and hope to make significant progress during our trip. I will be bringing my study materials, as theres only so much of my wifes family I can stand without losing my sanity, so Ill be relying on Becker to keep me sane (LOL). In all seriousness, Im thinking I can probably log 5 hours a day while, we are away. Ill just break it up into 2 or 3 sessions a day. Im hoping to be through chapter 4 or maybe 5 by New Years Eve.