My second week of guitar instruction seems to be carrying things along nicely. I had a terrible day at work and was feeling more inclined to skip class so I could go home and spend an extra hour feeling sorry for myself, but I’m glad I didn’t. I found that I’m keeping up with the class and am finding it easier to play. My fingers have almost stopped hurting, and we added a new chord (A7) and song (“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”), plus began learning tablature (the “solo” theme from Batman). I’m still cranky, but definitely better off than when I started.