8/19/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent some time with Joey, so that was good.  We went to a car show at the local Baptist church and saw a few neat cars.  There weren’t many cars there, but there was a row of Mustangs and a Nova that had been set up as a drag racing car.

We tried to go to the junkyard, but as it turns out that you must have a government ID to enter, which Joey did not.  Instead, we had lunch at Annapurna before going to music at Solid Grounds Coffee House in the evening.

Before going to bed, we watched Blue Streak and ate chips and salsa, so it was a good night.

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8/18/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Socorro, working on a few smaller projects.  I started out the day meeting with the Physics Department about a LabVIEW project they are running.  We still have a few contract issues to resolve, but other than that, things are good, and the project looks do-able.

After that, I finished up a quick project with PRRC, and then went and worked with my ultrasound group.  I skipped out on one meeting I thought was going to happen, but other than that, I had a pretty good day.

In the evening, I sat outside in the pleasant weather and did a little reading.  I finished up three chapters in Desire of Ages, and one in Tell It To The World.

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8/17/16: Daily Post

Yesterday, I remained in Albuquerque for the day, as there was a National Instruments – Albuquerque LabVIEW Interest Network (ALVIN) meeting.  I used to attend these every month, but my attendance dwindled over the past few years.  Even so, it was nice to be back, and nice to attend again.

In the afternoon, I had the tires replaced on the Crown Vic.  I had around 40,000 miles on those 50,000 mile tires, and I received a notice that they had been recalled, and to bring them in for a free replacement.  When it was all said and done, I had put 40,000 miles on tires, and had them replaced with free 65,000 mile tires, so I really can’t complain at all!

I also drove over to Vitamin Cottage to join their 62nd anniversary.  Included in the event was a free candy bar, a free ice cream sundae, a $5 off coupon, and good deals on food we already buy.  I did my grocery shopping early.

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8/16/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Magdalena and Socorro.  I had used up most of my hours this week at Magdalena, so I hung out there in the morning.  After that, I left and went back to Socorro and worked at NMT.

First, I spent some time working on a toy steam engine that we may use as a prototype for the chemical engineering car this upcoming year.  I put a half of a cube of fuel in place, and in ten minutes, I had a steam engine turning a fly wheel at probably 800-1200 RPM (estimating by eye).  It was really neat!  After another ten minutes or so, the engine slowed and eventually stopped.  The test was a success.

In the afternoon, I attended an information session for another tutoring opportunity.  I am not yet hired, and I may not have hours this semester anyhow, but it was good to learn about this opportunity.

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8/15/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day working in Magdalena, tutoring several classes.  I tutored two AVID sections, a Chemistry class, and a Math Analysis class.  We had a fire drill as well, and that is always fun.

In the afternoon, I had one appointment get cancelled.  Instead, I filled in with another appointment, working on a project a little earlier than expected.  However, by doing so, I forgot about a third appointment, and ended up cancelling that one myself.  Oh well, one for three, I guess.

In the evening, I walked to my brother’s house for Taco Tuesday, which is always wonderful.   I ended up working on several projects until I fell asleep on the couch again.  Nice to see the semester has started the same way every other semester has gone- me working until I fall asleep on the couch.

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8/14/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was my first day back to Magdalena Schools.  I was able to get a few questions answered, and started out my week.  It looks like I will be able to work 15 hours a week, and will cover an AVID class or two (depending on the day), the Math Analysis class, an Algebra II class (on certain days), and the Chemistry class.

Yesterday was also the first day of my new transit schedule.  I returned to NMT, updated my calendar, and got on the bus.  We arrived in time to catch the 5:51 pm train in Belen, instead of the 7:01 pm train, so I arrived in Albuquerque earlier (and farther north!)  I made it home by 7:45 pm, and it was still light outside.  I actually beat JoAnna and Joey home!

I checked into an amateur radio net on my way home.

In the evening, JoAnna and I talked and watched the sunset by the small thunderstorm that had formed near my house.

I don’t remember laying down, but I did, because I woke up when my alarm sounded this morning.

Overall, it was a good day.

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8/13/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at the Duke City Hamfest again.  The only session I attended was another Skywarn Training, hosted by the Albuquerque NWS.  I like attending these, as I get referenced quite a bit for storms and storm chasing.

In the afternoon, I did some shopping and some cooking and cleaning.  I made jalapeno and cream cheese wrapped in turkey bacon, caprese, breakfast hash with hamburger, potatoes and peppers from my garden, and green Thai curry with ground turkey.

I also sat outside in the evening and posted to several of my blogs.  I also applied for a few more jobs on UpWork, so we will see how that goes.

Overall, it was a good day.  I will start at Magdalena tomorrow, and am looking forward to it.

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