6/21/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent some time cleaning up my house from my travels.  I did basic things like clean the cat litter boxes and aquarium, as well as ran a load of laundry.  I have a lot more cleaning to do, but that was a good start.

I also spent a few hours working on some contract work for UpWork.  I was pleased to get a few things knocked out on that project.

In the evening, I had dinner with an old friend of mine (David) and his brother.  We chatted radio, school, engineering and several other nerdy topics.

In the late evening, I took a walk around UNM’s campus, just to add a few steps to my FitBit.

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6/19/17: Daily Post

We arrived in Rio Rancho in the early morning hours.  Rather than go to sleep, I started getting things done around the house and unpacking from our trip.

About midday, I went for a two-ish mile run.  It was already quite warm, so that was about as far as I could go.

My air conditioner froze up, so I spent some time defrosting it.  We also started running the second one.  It was nearly 100 F outside, and 92 F inside.

In the afternoon, I did some grocery shopping.  Then, we went to Tucanos to celebrate my birthday as a family.

After that, I called it a night and went to bed.

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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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6/2/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by running almost six miles in 1:10.  I did alright, and may have been able to go farther, but I decided not to burn myself out too much.  I only have like one more day to run before I travel again.

After my run, I ran around town to take care of a few errands.  I had a backpack that had ripped, so I sent it back to the factory, which took quite a bit of time.  I did some light grocery shopping, though I have so much more to do later this weekend.

Probably the biggest accomplishment of the day was sending off a bunch of emails that needed to be sent.  I have a few more to do as well.

I also pulled a radio from the Crown Vic to send back to the factory.  My Yaesu FT-857D is deafening (S9+20dB) all the time.  I borrowed another 857 from the NMT Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) as a comparison, and it sounds much better.  I’m not sure what is wrong with this one, but this is the fourth time I’ve sent it back for a repair.  It’s getting annoying.

I watched a few episodes of Justified with Joey to try to brighten my day.

Still fighting off the post-chase depression.

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5/31/17: Daily Post

I am still battling depression.  I think it has settled in for the long haul.

I helped JoAnna plant her herb garden in the morning, and that was fun.  She has had the herbs for a while and was watering them by hand.  This new arrangement allows us to automate the watering process.  They look nice, too.

I went for a run, but it was shorter and slower than previous days.  With the igh humidity and still conditions, it was a bit miserable.

In the afternoon, I cooked some stir fry for the next few days, and. I also applied for some Upwork contracts and sent out some emails that neeed to be sent.

I have been fasting during the day for the most part.  I have a glass of chocolate milk in the morning, and then nothing during the day until after sundown.  Yesterday, I did eat something light in the late afternoon before dinner.

For dinner, I met JoAnna and Joey at her parents’ house for some chili.

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5/30/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I was still fighting the depression.  I fasted and went for another run, 2.6 miles this time around.

I did finally go through my storm chase photos and added them to my weather blog.  Here is the link to the 2017 Storm Chase:  2017 Storm Chase  Please go check it out, as I have quite a few nice photos up.

Other than that, I did some more housework in an attempt to catch up on two weeks of absence.  I cleaned my fish tank and did some weed-whacking.

I also did some grocery shopping and walked around taking photos of “Help Wanted” signs.

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5/29/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I fought off depression the entire day.  I went for a half hour run (2.58 mi) in the morning.  Awful pace, but better than I expected, as it has been a month since my last run, and I have spent the last two weeks in the car.

After my run, I weeded my garden.  It has not grown much in the past two weeks.  Mostly, the weeds have grown instead.  All of my sweet potatoes died, as did most of my peppers and okra.

In the afternoon, I took a nap.  I didn’t feel like doing much.  I also decided to fast until sundown to see if that added some clarity (it didn’t).

In the evening, JoAnna got home and we chatted for a bit, and that helped pull me from this funk a little bit.  I was able to dump my storm chasing pictures and work on those a bit.

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