I'm still alive.
The work moves forward. I haven't had much time to work on tactics since we were on vacation. I'm not sure I'll be able to dedicate a whole lot of time to this for the next month or so either. It looks like our house will sell at the end of the month and we'll be making an offer on a newer house this month too. With all that comes carpeting, painting, repairs and moving out and in. I'm hoping by Valentine's Day I'll be able to have some consistency with my tactical studies.
I was pleasantly surprised to read Nezha compare himself to Rocky on his blog today. I hope that like Rocky, he will get up and knock his opponents out!
Amazingly, I've not had a chance to go see the movie Rocky Balboa. I might be able to sneak out of the house this weekend and go see it. I've heard nothing but positive reviews of the flick.
As far as chess goes ... finish the tactical quest and play lots more games (slow time controlled).