Today I accepted an offer for a clan game in the Battlefield room on KGS. I am a member of the Honinbo clan. The offer came from a long time go acquaintance for a game at no more than two handicap stones. Since the offer came from a 6k, and I am 8k, I took the offer. He seemed surprised to see me, probably because I so often turn down offers to play. I have to stop doing that. But I also have to be firm about not playing when I really don't want to play, but that is another problem altogether which I may address in another post.
The game proceeded well for me. I made a kill early on in the game. I managed to win by 39.5 so I may have won without the kill. But who knows what would have happened on the rest of the board without it.
My opponent suggested that I play some rated games to get my rating up to where it belongs.
I have decided that I will try to play one rated game each weekday between 8:00 am and 9:00 am my time, which is Eastern Daylight Time. My opponent and I have a tentative date tomorrow for an even rated game at that time. If I lose it won't hurt me since I will be under handicapped anyway, but if I win it should help me get my rating where it belongs, which might be 6k or 5k by now.