Yesterday was a busy, but productive day again. The day was divided between responsibilities at NMT and Magdalena.
I started out the day working on a few things around the office before driving into Magdalena and tutoring several classes there. I actually got in a little early to make up for a few missing hours last week.
In the afternoon, I taught two sections of Instrumentation Lab, back to back. I introduced LabVIEW in this week’s sections. I do need to develop a new project for them, and so I spent the evening working on that development. This year’s class is twice as big (for some reason- our enrollment hasn’t really changed), so I need to design something for use with the equipment I have available.
I had dinner at my brother’s house at a reasonable hour instead of my normal late night, and then I went to bed.
Yesterday was a productive day for me, even if it did get off to a late start. I started out the day by sleeping in until 7 or so, and then driving down to Socorro.
I drove my pickup, so I took a truckload of boxes to the storage unit. I really need to organize that space, as it is a giant mess. It could hold many more boxes than are there currently, thanks to its disarray. This will be something I will work on over the next few months. In addition to simply organizing the existing boxes, there are tons of clothes that can be donated, paperwork to shred or trash, and so on.
In the afternoon, I finished up an UpWork assignment, and then graded papers for several hours. I also had a Varsity Tutors lesson and set up my instrumentation lab for later today.
In the evening, I shot one round at air rifle practice and ended up eventually going to my brother’s house for the evening (or early morning).
Yesterday, we had our last day at the Moab Gem and Mineral show. It was a cold night and led into a cold day, and a slow end to the show. Sundays are typically slow at these events, especially in Utah.
During the downtime at the show, I was able to do some work for my UpWork contract, as well as deal with a bunch of emails that had been piling up over the weekend.
We had a nice drive home. It was chilly, but we had some good discussions, and then I had a good nap for the last hour or so of the trip.
Yesterday, we had another day at the show in Moab, UT. I started out the day by helping set up, then walking to the Moab Seventh Day Adventist church, about two miles away.
The church was nice and the people were quite friendly. They invited me to stay for potluck, which I did. I ended up chatting with all of the children, especially one of the girls, who was interested in all aspects of science.
In the afternoon, I helped at the show some more, and then we set up camp again at the KOA. It was considerably colder yesterday as compared to Friday, so we ducked into the van a little earlier at night. I read a chapter in Atlas Shrugged and did a little editing of a book that I wrote a few years ago.
Yesterday was our first day at the rock and gem show in Moab, UT. We spent the time before 10 am getting our booth set up and ready to go. The doors opened at 10, and we were in business, literally.
While in the booth, I was able to log quite a few hours for UpWork, as well as finish off a few things that had been on my to do list, so that worked out great for me. I still have quite a bit of grading and lesson planning to do, as well as more work for UpWork, but this was a good start.
I took a long lunchbreak and walk, but not quite enough of a walk to log my 10,000 steps for the day. Instead, I ended at 9,938, just shy of my goal.
In the evening, we watched another pass of the International Space Station (ISS), though I did not try to photograph it. I also programmed my handheld radio for a repeater here in town.
Yesterday, we spent the day traveling to Moab, UT, for the rock and mineral show this weekend.
Along the way, we stopped and watched the International Space Station (ISS) pass over the Utah sky. As a side note, I will probably need to add an ISS page, just because I am amassing too many photos of the ISS over different states.
We are camping out in the van at a KOA just south of Moab. There isn’t much to say about it, other than that it has been a fun trip so far, and I am looking forward to the next few days. Moab is beautiful, though it will be cold at night.