Won our first fencing match today, vs. a mixed team from two schools down-state (because they didn’t have enough kids to fence from just one school), and another team just from one town.
In the second match-up, SB won three of his matches; MG won his three matches; AB won two. The final score was 8-3. That’s entirely tolerable.
In the mixed team competition, BMH won 3, MS won 3; DCG won 2; and CTH won 2. Final score was 10-6 in our favor. So I’m satisfied there.
We’re likely to do much worse when we fence them again later in the year, because they will put us up against more favorable opponents than their novices — and their novices are on the same learning curve we are, but farther back on the curve; they’ll catch up — but for a first match, it was entirely acceptable.
The response to the $3.00 bill has been interesting… a few people have picked it up for their own journals, albeit with some reservations, apparently. On the other hand, ‘s reaction and ‘s comments are taken under consideration. There is the question of active impedance of their regular charitable work. It’s hard to signal discontent from outside an organization like the S.A., though. I’ll have to give it some more thought.