11/12/18: Daily Post

Yesterday started out productive, but my productivity faded in the evening.  I started out by waking up a bit early and knocking out quite a few things from my to-do list.

In the morning, I drove over to the place where I bought the Crown Vic.  For $10, they sold me another back seat, and now my car is complete.

Because today was the observed Veteran’s Day, the train was on the Sunday Schedule.  I had 45 minutes to burn before the train arrived.  I took a quick trip to the new Cabela’s in hopes of finding a part for some reloading dies.  I didn’t find anything, however.

I commuted to Socorro, and helped out with Unit Operations Lab.

In the evening, I chatted with a few students until almost 11.  I accomplished nothing else after Unit Ops, unfortunately.

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11/11/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent a good part of the day tutoring.  I had three sessions for Varsity Tutors:  one geometry, one algebra and one AP English.  Two of the three were new students, so that was fun.

I had intended to do some yard work, but the trashman never took our trash away last week, so my trash can was still full of tumbleweeds.  It was also dreadfully cold and windy, so it was just as well.

I did a little housework as well.  Nothing too exciting, and not nearly what I had intended to get done.

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11/10/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was a fun day, with lots of social activity.  I started off the day by attending the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist Sabbath School and Church services.  I have not been there in several weeks, so it was good to be back.

In the afternoon, we went over to JoAnna’s parents’ apartment for dinner and visiting.   They did some family history stuff and we had a good time chatting and eating.  Afterwards, we went to Solid Grounds Coffee House, then returned for more chatting.  I fell asleep at some point, but I think we ended up leaving around 3 am.

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11/9/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning working around the department.  I worked on designing a new testing system for the chemical engineering car competition.  I ordered the parts and hope it all goes together properly.

I also met with a hydrologist who wants me to do some work for him in the spring.  I am looking forward to this project.

In the afternoon, I had a department meeting and a little time checking over some repairs in the Unit Ops lab.

I also visited the junkyard north of Socorro in search of parts for the Crown Vic.  I found a back seat, but it was incredibly dirty.

My commute home was uneventful. I drove the truck to Belen, as the shuttle is not running on Monday, and it will be nice to have my truck available.

I did do a little writing on the trainride home, and I’m only a few hundred words behind my writing goal for the NaNoWriMo project.

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11/8/18: Daily Post

Happy Birthday, Jimmy!

It was my brother’s birthday yesterday, though he worked most of the day.

I did too.  I started out by meeting with the dynamo group in the morning.  As soon as I finished that meeting, I traveled to Magdalena to tutor two sections of AVID and one section of Anatomy.

I left Magdalena and drove to Belen to run the Robotics club.  I have one group that is nearly finished, but they keep finding ways to improve.  Their robot arm doesn’t quite run correctly, and they are still tinkering with it to see why.

In the evening, I went to NMT to do some work around the department.  I then went to my brother’s for the night.

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11/7/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena, as per usual on Wednesdays.

In the afternoon, I returned to NMT and assisted with Unit Operations Lab.  Unit Ops went off smoothly with very few problems.

In the evening, I commuted home and worked on my NaNoWriMo project.  It is nice because I am on schedule with this project.  I slipped a few words behind on Tuesday, falling asleep at the computer, but I quickly made them up on Wednesday.  Normally, I have fallen behind by the first week of November, so let’s hope I can keep up the pace.

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October, 2018: Monthly Summary

Farthest Travel:  Jersey, VA

Words Written:  51,386
Books Read:  2, Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, and Electrical Power and Power Electronics by Murkund Patel
Books of the Bible Read:  16, Colossians through Revelations
Magazines Read: 0
E-Zines Read:  0

HF Contacts: 5
VHF Contacts: 7
UHF Contacts: 4

Miles Ran:  1.00
Miles Biked: 0

Notable Accomplishments:
Cranking through the Upwork contract, surprising my Dad for his birthday

Notable Disappointments:
Just general frustration at tiny, stupid mistakes.