For the last few days I've been playing with a renewed spirit. I started watching this video called patterns everyone must know basic tactics. I've watched the video twice and I'm happy to say I'm already seeing things in a new light. I think I'm going to have to watch it one or two more times to finally get things drilled into my head. The videos are helping me to understand things in a new way. Yes I'll have had to watch it four times but if that's what it takes then fine. As long as I'm making progress. I've found myself thinking about chess while I'm laying in bad trying to go to sleep and even in the bathroom doing paperwork. I just want to thank all of you who make chess.com what it is. Yall are great. Thanks.