Well, Cynthia, thank goodness I didn't have to be theatrically dressed, or even civil. Just show up, stay awake, get my CD and assignments, and come home. So, now I have less than two weeks to memorize, oh, 8-12 species' calls. No prob.
That will be the hardest part as they all sound like crickets now. That and I should have had a partner because I'll be running around at night on slippery riverbanks and marshes and such by myself. Oh, and the only other folks around are crooks and cops. Dumb. The time is not much, 5-10 minutes/site and 3-4 nights a month. So far, I only have two sites.
Applestar, thanks to you for your wake-up call.
Marlin...I have had cats all my life and it only takes the new guys a week or so to figure out it's a good idea NOT to bother me if I'm in bed. CharlieMV says "life is like herding cats"; well, I herd mine to the basement whilst I'm asleep.
Next on the list of TTD is my storm spotter class, another "ungodly-hour-on-a-Saturday" class, but that's next month.