Thankfully I have a few days of break. The Lake Tahoe swim had to be cancelled, since preparation required swimming 15 to 20 hours a week, and I limited myself to about 10 hours. The Greek vocabulary drill program has me at "90%", meaning that I have absorbed about 90% of the 2,000 + or - vocabulary words. The system checks each word randomly three different ways: Spoken Greek to English, Written Greek to English, and English to Greek. I am a bit skeptical as to whether learning how to say "chopsticks" and "wombat" in Greek will assist me in my biblical studies. But then there were many surprises, such as the modern Greek word for "seal" as in "seal an envelope" is basically the same as that for the seven seals in Revelation. At this point all the words have been committed to memory, so it is just a matter of continuing the much reduced daily schedule of word practice until the program determines my error rate has reduced to near zero.
The formal Biblical Greek classes start today, which means I now have three semesters to continue the Greek program. A challenge here is that Greek grammar is on the same order of complexity as German, so that grammar is going to be the key point requiring work. Onward!