12/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a relatively routine day.  I did some grocery shopping and cooking, then cleaned the kitchen when I was finished.

I did go for a brief run, only making it one mile before it became dark.  I don’t like to run in the dark, but I don’t mind walking in the dark.  I walked back to a park near my house and did three chin ups before walking home.  I’ve never done three, but yesterday I was able to do two in a row, then rest for a second before doing the third.  I was pleased with that!

I did one 15 minute varsity tutoring session to help a student with their fractional exponents problems.  It took me a minute to work through them, but once I figured out the trick, it was no big deal.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

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11/27/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day.  I spent the entire day running around like crazy, clocking over 22,000 steps and 40 flights of stairs.  In the end, I don’t know that I actually accomplished anything.

I started out the day by tracking down paperwork and doing lab inspections.  After that, I had a meeting with the Physics Department, which just meant more paperwork to track down.

In the afternoon, I dropped off our department truck for some routine maintenance and walked back from the shop.  I also moved a ton of boxes between buildings and built some blast shield for the chemical engineering car competition.

In the evening, I did two Varsity Tutors sessions, and then spent around five hours helping freshman design project groups with their presentations for today’s final presentations.

Overall, it was a busy day.

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11/26/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was interesting.  I had breakfast with my family and then went back home.  JoAnna and I took Dog-Dog for a walk, and I think we had a nice time.

In the afternoon, we picked up a friend of JoAnna’s and went to a Catholic Mass in Santa Fe, as, supposedly there were going to be folks doing Gregorian Chants.  Nope.  There were three choir singers with a medieval sound, but no choir of Gregorian Chants.  Part of the way through the mass, the friend disagreed with something the priest said and she stormed out.

I had never been to an event like this, and had no idea it would all go this way.  However, the positive points were that the mission that hosted this event was the oldest in the United States.  Also, there was a bell that was made in the 1300s that was there as a display piece.  I even got to ring it after the service, which was neat.

After all of that, we met up with the friend and had dinner before returning south to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

What a strange evening.

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11/12/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a four mile run.  It felt good to get out for run, especially considering Saturday night’s debacle where I only an one mile.  I will update my running page soon.

In the afternoon, I worked on moving my weather station from the shed to the house.  With it located on the shed, it routinely loses contact with the base station, unless I have brand new, fresh batteries.  Moving the station closer to the house means I won’t have to change batteries quite so often, and perhaps fewer missed packets.  (EDIT:  I received a message a few minutes ago that my station was down again.  I’ll have to investigate when I get home).

In the evening, I went to Flying Star and did some writing.  I had their sweet and spicy macaroni and cheese, and read two chapters of Atlas Shrugged as well as finished out the devotional I will give on 11/25.

Overall, I had a productive day.

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11/11/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I led the Sabbath School at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I gave a brief speech on veterans and told a story that my grandfather told me about World War II.  After church, I stuck around for potluck.

In the afternoon and evening, I rested a lot.  I am fighting off a cold and was having trouble focusing on anything at all.  I tried to go for a run in the late afternoon, but my headphones were not working properly, so it just frustrated me.

In the evening, I played around in the SSB Sprint amateur radio contest, making nine contacts on 40 meters, including Mexico and Hawaii.  I did some light grocery shopping and then went to bed after attempting to write in my woefully-behind NaNoWriMo project.

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11/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I went to Sabbath School and Church at the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church.  Overall, it was a good time.  Next week, I will lead the Veteran’s Day service.

In the afternoon, I did some writing.  I caught up on my NaNoWriMo project, though did not get ahead (which I had intended to do yesterday.)  I was able to put in around 3000 words though, which caught me up to where I need to be.

In the evening, I went for a 2.7 mile run, though it was not at a fast pace.  I did enjoy running though, as I have not been running in over a month.  I will try to go for another one sometime today as well.

In the late evening, I spent some time doing housework.  I cooked quite a few meals, and ran several loads of laundry.

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10/14/17: Daily Post

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.

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