ellen, first time
Raquel, first time too
I hope the lucky charm brings some luck to our boy.
As for Nole, I'd say I'm more worried about the period coming after the clay - specifically Wimby to USO - than now. I remember JMac saying last year at Wimby that Nole said he was "mentally tired" and I fear an early burnout more than anything else. It's tough, yet very important to keep the desire and want fresh for the whole season, and I'm hoping Nole can pace himself well enough in the little time there is.
Idemo. Keep going.