I finally got my reviews down to zero last night. It took 21 days to catch up after missing the better part of 11 days of reviews. All of the red in the chart below shows how much skipping a few days affected my accuracy. The first few days of catchup in particular saw my accuracy down in the low 70’s. The low accuracy combined with a wall of 2k reviews didn’t do much for morale I can tell you that.
The good news is that I’m caught up now. I have a few more days until the reviews truly settle down to the same general level they were before this madness. I’m actually hoping they settle down below the original level since I haven’t added any new cards in the last 20 days! Ideally I will be able to add a few extra cards than normal to catch back up a little. Unfortunately I won’t be able to match the pace I set for myself at the beginning of the year, but I’ll get close.
I’ve also started reading one NHKeasy article each weekday with much help from the new yomichan chrome extension. Once I start adding cards again, I will probably add some of the more frequent NHKeasy vocab sourced from this site which has aggregated a frequency list of words culled from from a few years of NHKeasy articles.