Yep, I have encountered a small squall on the ocean voyage of life. My blood test on Tuesday returned a Phe level of 18.1. I have not cheated. I took another test today; hopefully the results will be in tomorrow. My first test came back as 14.7; my second was 14.1; third was a bit above 11, as was the fourth one. I am not dismayed. I do wonder if stress plays a role in this. I need to ask some more questions. My stress level has been increased lately (more concerning my job schedule, preaching, leading chapel at my girls' school, trying to practice guitar, trying to be a decent dad, trying to be a less-than-disappointing husband... etc.). Ah well. I hope it was just an odd occurance. How common are spikes like this?