The Chinese drill was moving along smoothly with the first 10,000 character and word drills nearly complete. The lists the words come from have a lot of redundancy, so they represents maybe 2,000 words or characters, covering mostly basics and into the lower intermediate levels. My routine was smooth, so it looked like I would be well on my way to achieving my goal of getting through all the intermediate drills and into the advanced levels.
But then there is always something to mess up the plans. In this case it was an email from Western Seminary informing me that the third semester of Biblical Greek was being made available again for the summer. This was my original plan for the winter/spring term, but the class was removed from the course schedule, which is why I jumped into the Chinese drill in the first place.
So now I need to look at winding down the Chinese drill I have been doing and rearranging my brain to work with classical and Biblical Greek again. The part I am thankful for is that now I can read much simplified character text (mainland China) about as well as I read the traditional characters (Taiwan). Hopefully I can come back to the Chinese studies after another semester or two, since I might need one more seminary class to complete the diploma requirements that I was targeting.