6/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started the day by running eight miles.  It is the longest run I have ever taken.

After my run, I did some shopping and then some cooking in preparation for our road trip over the next two weeks.  I cooked three stir fries (15 meals).

I have been messing with my weather station a lot over the past few days.  For whatever reason, the transmitter is not able to get a signal into the house like it used to.  I changed the batteries, and still no luck.  I found that moving the receiver closer to the transmitter helped, so I may mount the receiver closer.  It’s annoying though, because it used to work just fine.

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4/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I went for a run first thing in the morning.  I only went a little over two miles, but it was nice to get out and run again.

After my run, I did some gardening.  I planted peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos, and did some weeding. I also found that one of my hoses was kinked, which is why my zucchini looked dry.  I think it is fixed now, so hopefully, they will recover from their mini-drought.

In the afternoon, I did some grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry, as I tend to do on Sundays.

I made steak, onions, mushrooms and asparagus for dinner, and I think everyone enjoyed it.

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4/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day.  I spent the morning tutoring in Magdalena and the afternoon teaching instrumentation lab.  I also did some work around my office until a 6:30 pm conference call.

Tutoring in Magdalena was nothing special yesterday, just a normal Tuesday. I tutored two AVID classes, Algebra II, and Physical Science.  I demonstrated using a  beaker as a ghetto speaker to give a practical example of amplification.

The instrumentation lab went alright, though we struggle with internet problems and getting the NI-6008 modules to work without rebooting.  Eventually, both groups were running, however.

I had a conference call for a committee for the Society for Industrial Archeology. The call went quickly and was quite efficient.  It was nice to “meet” a few of the SIA folks on the phone.

I drove home after the call and cooked some stirfry for dinner.  We talked about summer plans for a bit, and I will hopefully have those locked down soon.

I also noticed that yesterday marked 15 years since my college girlfriend and I split up.  There is a lot of water under that bridge!  We are still friends, and I hear from her once a month or so.

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2/12/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I attended a cooking class at an area Seventh Day Adventist church.  The chef showed us how to make tumeric tea, homemade pesto and handrolls.  It was all very good.  She did not give us the recipes, but said she will email them to us, so I am looking forward to making my own tumeric tea, in particular.

The weather turned cold while I was in the class.

After class, I did my typical Sunday shopping, cleaning and cooking routine.  I baked some chicken for dinner, and I think it turned out well.

Otherwise, yesterday was unevenful.  I think I added a little oil to the Volvo, and ran up a giant dirt hill to get ten flights of steps, according to FitBit.

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2/5/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day.  I started out by working on some housework, siphoning water from the aquarium and changing the cat boxes.  I also did some yard work.  I organized a few things in my reloading shed and cleaned up the area around the woodstove.  I cleaned the bathroom and kitchen.

At some point, I went for a run, somewhere around two miles.

In the afternoon, I went grocery shopping and then cooked a few dinners for this week.

In the evening, I folded several loads of laundry and checked into an amateur radio net.

I also played on an old computer until I was able to make the weather station post to Wunderground.  So far, it seems to work well.

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1/29/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I went for a run first thing in the morning.  Unfortunately, I did not have enough protein, and I  was only able to go a little over a mile.

In the afternoon, I did my grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning, all of which I do on Sundays.

I really had a boring day yesterday.  At least it wasn’t too stressful.

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1/18/17 Daily Post

Yesterday was a nice day.  I missed the bus at the first stop in the morning, but caught it at the second stop.  I’m really struggling with being late to things, and that really bothers me.  However, once I was on the bus, it was a relaxing day at work.

I started out by tutoring a good part of the day at Magadalena.  We had AVID tutorials and worked on electricity in Physical Science.

In the afternoon, I had a group meeting with my department.  I didn’t have much to contribute to the discussion, as this time of year, most of the focus was on advising students, and I don’t formally advise any.

I caught the busses and shuttles home.  Along the way, I did quite a bit of reading and a little writing as well.  I added a few runs to the running page, and have also been updating my Christmas page.

In the evening, JoAnna cooked us a nice dinner; turkey (thanks, Mom!) that we used with some of the leftover meat from the storehouse and Daiya (dairy free cheese) to make an inside-out, turkey cordon bleu with asparagus.  It was great!

Good food, good times, overall, a good day.

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