So, before I turn in for the night, I wanted to let everyone know, I made mission 1!  I chose the easy mission, earning the 30 vpp.  I made it with some time to spare.

More good news.... I ended the week with $15 more than I started.  Now I have a bank of $105 to work with for next week's mission. 

So... the only way to step up the missions is to increase stakes, or play more...My bank did not grow enough to consider increasing the stakes... and I can't really play much more.

I will wait to see what happens with the Monday tournament... If I can count on some luck, then mybe I can play a higher stakes level!! 

Good luck to all of you who have earned a ticket!!