Teaching is going well, I supposed. I'm grading lab reports right now feeling distressed about how off some of my students are in their logic. Well, really I'm distressed because so few of them have asked me for help when they've consistently gotten poor grades. But I guess I felt this way last year and only one student got a D (and she deserved it).
Research is zipping along, stumbling a bit. I got over a major roadblock when I started precipitating my compounds in water (i.e., outside the glovebox). Now I've come to another roadblock. I'm trying to protonate my polyene ligands to make allyls, but I can't get them to precipitate cleanly in ether and my naphthalene complex doesn't seem to be very stable. Life goes on, I suppose.