First of all I am going to start writing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. My hope is that my material will stay fresh and it will still give me time to keep the rest of my life in order.
The new lens was great and did surprisingly well focusing in the low light. I should have tried a faster shutter speed but I am still learning. Next time! Another big help was the bigger sensor in the Canon XTi. I was able to take pictures at an ISO 1600 with little color noise. Enjoy.