I went to UNC and fenced. Anne wants me to do this and the girls were coming over, so she was not alone. I was fairly guilt free.
Many people were at the NAC in New Mexico, so it was not very crowded. I fenced three times and all were DFC people.
My private lesson was awful. My cant was wrong. He referred to pommeling as cheating. He bent the cant more and then I could not hit anything. My lunge was bad. I could not make myself do some of the things he asked, as there were things that are ingrained in me from fencing and I will have to work very hard to try and change them. In a short lesson, I now question my use of the French grip. I DID learn why I now beat with the bottom of the blade in epee. I did not guess the reason for it. All in all it was fairly depressing private lesson. I guess this is what I need though.
I found out my friend Kathy works with disabled people and (whatever the word is) for helping them continue working and modifying their lifestyles. That may come in very handy.
I stayed very late to get a PL and now I will be very tired today. On the bright side I get to fence tonight. In that regard things are working out well.
All the tournaments for the foreseeable future are over a four hour drive away, so I will not feel bad about giving them up. Anne and I talked about me going to the NAC in Richmond and she is still for me going to it. Things are working out better for me at the moment than I had hoped. And even though my fencing experience at UNC was not a good one......it WAS a fencing experience. I am still in the game.