In the middle of a heavy teaching load at the U with lots of classes and a healthy studio that includes some really fine young players. Added to that is chauffeur duty for my 14 year old son as the only driver in the family, plus spending some time with wife and son at home. In the midst of all of this, "progressive practice" is basically impossible at the moment, but I'm working on trying to find ways to grab small chunks of time with bass in hand throughout the day just to keep calluses and chops from going away. My main go to is scale/arpeggio stuff and slow work on Bach Suite movements, plus working on material for the next upcoming concert or event. I'm finally reaching the stage where I've always hoped to get to in which I can work on music away from the bass by reading, singing, listening, and internally imagining most mid-level and below music and execute it on the bass when I get there, so I can learn new tunes away from the bass and then manage to not mangle them too badly the first time on the instrument. Before the recent clinic/performance tour to Colombia I worked up enough electric chops to survive 10 days of jazz playing on a fretless electric by practicing in the back of a CRV parked outside of my son's martial arts academy and theater where he studies after school, which was great.... that offered me 10 hours a week of built-in practice, but somehow I don't think that's a viable option with a DB. Just curious how some of the rest of you manage maintenance practice during the busy times, and if you have any suggestions I might not have thought of.