9/24/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a six mile run.  It felt good to get back out there and run again, as it had been almost two weeks.  I might have been able to run little farther, but six miles seemed like a good place to stop.

After my run, I worked in my garden for about two hours.  I weeded the sweet potatoes, harvested tomatoes, beans, okra, squash and peppers, and also cut some high weeds (with pruning shears) that were growing in the row.

In the afternoon, JoAnna and I chatted a bunch, then went to the junkyard.  At the junkyard, we picked up another gas cap for the Crown Vic.  I bought a cheap-o one from Walmart, and it didn’t seal properly, so hopefully, this one will do better.

In the evening, we had dinner at Annapurna and then finished up our grocery shopping for the week.  When we returned home, I did a bunch of cooking and then called it a night.

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9/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going on a 4 mile run around my neighborhood.  It felt good to get back out there and run, as Saturday was pretty lazy.

After that, I did a little housework before meeting with one of my students on Varsity Tutors.  We had an hour and a half lesson in Physics.

In the late afternoon, JoAnna and I did some grocery shopping, and went on a quick date to Whole Foods for dinner.  We sat outside and chatted until well after dark, before heading home.

In the evening, I did some cooking and finished processing the green chile from last week.  I had peeled all of it, but had not yet run all of it through the food processor.  Now, it’s all finished.

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8/27/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent most of the day in an amateur radio class hosted by the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I was not expecting that to happen, but it did.  As it turns out, several folks I know were leading a class at the church for the Pathfinders; some of the teachers didn’t know I knew amateur radio and some of them weren’t from the church and didn’t know I attended this church.

However, I did start my day out with a 4 mile run, and, while the time was awful, it felt good to get back out there again and run.  It had been three weeks since my last run.

In the evening, I cooked, cleaned and shopped.  I changed the cat boxes, added salt to the water softener, and played with my weather station to try to get it working.

Overall, it was a busy day.

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8/23/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Socorro and Magdalena.  This was basically the first day back at NMT for the semester.  Officially, their school year began on Monday, but I was chasing the eclipse Monday and Tuesday instead.

I did some AVID tutoring in the morning, and then spent the afternoon in the Unit Operations Lab, getting this semester’s students ready to use the equipment in there.  I was able to deploy new LabVIEW code to the Batch Reactor.

I did a bit of shopping and then cooked a few dinners for the next few days.  I accidentally fell asleep on the kitchen table, waiting for a wok full of stir fry to cool before putting in the fridge.

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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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8/6/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out my morning with a five mile run.  My time was not fantastic, but it did feel good to go running again.  It had been almost a month since my last run, due to my travels and work schedule.

When I returned from running, I weeded the gardens for two hours.  I did so without a shirt, so my back is now nice and red.  I can’t wait to strap on my backpack this morning, as I’m sure that will feel great.  While I was out there, I replaced the batteries in the weather station, as the transmitter was having trouble reaching the receiver inside the house.

In the evening, I did some cooking and cleaning.  I made some delicious tuna steaks, seared and coated with pepper and Old Bay.

I also applied for a handful of jobs on UpWork, so we’ll see how that goes.  Some of them were really neat!  I also updated my amateur radio logbooks and sent a few QSL cards.

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7/16/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning.  I ran a load of laundry, which was not nearly as many loads as I had planned.  I did cook a ton of food (two stir frys, hot dogs with zucchini and onions) and made my lunches for the week.

I kept expecting it to rain, but it never did.  I gave up hope and watered the trees.  Amazingly, it did not rain, even after I tempted fate.

In the evening, I had completed most of the tasks on my list, so JoAnna made some avocado and pico de gallo dip, and we ate chips and dip while watching “Spies Like Us”.

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