4/22/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, and this weekend, for that matter, I spent in Boulder, CO.  I went there on Friday for a training for the Summer Science Program.  I am really looking forward to this program.  I think it is going to be a lot of fun, though I have a lot to learn, as this is not my typical role.

Yesterday, I flew back from the Denver airport.  I got separated from my group and ended up having to go through security twice.  It was a giant pain.  Even so, I made my flight.

In the evening, I did some grocery shopping and tried to work on other projects, but ended up falling asleep in my desk chair.

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4/19/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was stressful.  I started out the day by commuting to Belen and then picking up a U-Haul truck and car dolly.  I got there an hour before the place opened, so I had some breakfast at Blake’s.

When the place opened, I was able to get the truck and dolly.  It was neat, too.  The lady working there was from Magdalena originally, and also used to teach at the Seventh-Day Adventist academy near my house.  I told her I attended the Rio Rancho church.  It was a neat, chance meeting.

I went to Magdalena for a bit, and tutored there.  I missed out on the Boys and Girls Ranches this week, unfortunately.  I spent some time working with the juniors at NMT, helping them with their project.

In the late afternoon, two of my students, and a coworker from Magdalena were able to push the Malibu onto the dolly.  I drove it back to Rio Rancho.

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4/18/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning in meetings.  I did miss my first meeting, as I was on hold for too long on a phone call.  However, I made the other two I needed to make.  One of the other meetings ran long, so I did not have the fourth meeting.  Thankfully, the person I intended to meet with was in the same meeting, so we just rescheduled it.  I also met up with an old student as well.

In the afternoon, I taught my last official section of instrumentation lab for the semester.  We will meet next week to work on a project, but there will be no more lectures.  With only two students and nice weather, we went outside to work on a the classwork instead of staying indoors.  It was a nice change of pace.

In the evening, I commuted home, cooked some dinner, and went to bed a little early (23:30 or so).

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4/17/18: Daily Post

April 16 will always be a difficult day for us Hokies. I didn’t feel up to posting.

The last few days have been strange.  I’ve been in a whirlwind for the past few weeks, getting things knocked of my list for Upwork.  Now that the work is in their hands for a few days, I’m not quite sure what to do with myself.  I have other work to catch up on, but I can’t seem to do it.

I was supposed to tow the Malibu to Rio Rancho tomorrow, and it is a huge worry.  Yesterday, U-Haul called and told me that they didn’t have a tow hitch.  I went to plan B, and figured I would remove the front bumper and attach a tow bar.  Instead, I spent about two hours removing the bumper, broke several of the stupid plastic clips, and there is no place to attach a tow bar.  Now, I don’t know what I’ll do.

Anyway, I have a busy day today.  Let’s see what doesn’t work today!

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4/12/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I was busy.  I started out by tutoring at Magdalena until the afternoon.  I tutored Physical Science, Chemistry and two sections of AVID.

After tutoring, I drove back to Socorro and worked on an Upwork contract until it was time to ride to the Boys and Girls Ranches.

At the Ranches, we did a demo on distillation.  It was the last demo of the semester, so the atmosphere was relaxed and fun.

After tutoring, I went back to NMT and finished out an Upwork contract. I am sure there will be some corrections this week, but for now, it is finished.

I then drove back to Rio Rancho, arriving sometime around 1 this morning.

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4/10/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at Magdalena tutoring.  I met with my storm chase group and checked up on our fundraisers.  We also took a group photo and chatted about storms for a bit.

In the afternoon, I rode up to Belen to St. Mary’s and tutored robotics.  There was some other event happening, so a few of the students weren’t there.  However, we talked about winding down this semester, and what needs to happen by the end of the year.

In the evening, I did a bunch of writing on my Upwork contact.  I have one contact that expires tomorrow, and I need to get it closed out.

Joey and I also watched an episode of Justified.  We just started Season 5.

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4/9/10: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning tutoring in Magdalena.  I added one person to the Magdalena storm chase crew, and was excited to do so.  It’s only a few more weeks before we go chasing.

In the afternoon, I helped several junior design groups on their projects.

In the evening, I went to air rifle practice, and then a spur-of-the-moment geocache hunt with a few of my students who saw me walking between buildings.  We found one that I had already signed, but it was fun to go with them again.

After roaming campus, I had one Varsity Tutors session.

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