As we were practicing landings in anticipation of Masha's first solo, the wind was increasing. You really want that perfect day for a first solo as you want everything to go just right.
I was glad that her landings were turning out well so we could do this before things changed too much. She dropped me off at the instructors bench, which had recently been removed at Palo Alto :-( , and she was off for her memorable experience.
Sure enough the winds picked up but mostly down the runway and she handled it beautifully.