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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7/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the late morning and the afternoon grilling, because it was the Fourth of July.  Now, we have burgers, steaks, sausages, chicken and vegetables to eat for the next few days.

In the evening, we went to the Albuquerque Isotopes game. After the game, there were some fireworks at the stadium.

I will eventually post photos from the game, but I am going to go to bed for now.

Thank you for reading my boring post.  I hope you had a good Fourth of July.

 

6/26/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a lazy summer day for me.  I woke up late and then spent the afternoon grocery shopping.  I did wander around the mall for a bit, taking photos of “Help Wanted” signs for an app that I have.

In the late afternoon, a few afternoon storms blew through nearby, making it nice outside.  I did some reading and a little writing.  I finished reading this month’s issue of Modern Casting and contacted one of the editors about a grant opportunity that was listed in the journal.

In the evening, I updated my storm chase blog to include Sunday’s storm chase.  I also did a bunch of cooking.  I made jalapeno poppers and some quinoa, though I burned the first batch of quinoa while I folded clothes in the next room.

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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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