3/4/18: Daily Post

*I accidentally saved this as a draft instead of publishing it yesterday!*

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a run. I wasn’t super successful at it, and my chest started to hurt. I walked for a bit, and then ran another mile with no chest pains.

I spent the day doing Varsity Tutors work. I had three sessions almost in a row. The first session was a new student, and I met with him online. As soon as that session finished, I got in my car, drove to Flying Star, and then had two sessions back to back.

Once the Varsity Tutors sessions were complete, I worked on an Upwork project for two hours, did some grocery shopping, then cooking and housecleaning, before giving up for the night.

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2/19/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going on another 5+ mile run. It wasn’t as fast as Sundays, but that had more to do with my choice of route, as I kept getting caught at stoplights.

I did a bunch of housework yesterday as well. I hung up a rack for our miniature baseball bats and souvenir baseballs, rehung a poster, and did some general organizing in the living room. I moved some stuff from the wood shed to the regular shed, including Abe’s old cage, and a broken air conditioner that I think I can fix. I also folded like four or five loads of laundry.

In the evening, I had a Varsity Tutors appointment with a new student, and I think that went well. We have a weekly scheduled time, so hopefully that will work out. One of my students (and perhaps a second) have dropped out of Varsity Tutors this weekend, so I’m certainly glad this one came along.

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2/18/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by running a little over five miles. It felt good to get out and run again. However, along my run, the weather became windy. When I returned home, I did no outdoor activities.

In the afternoon, I had planned to meet one of my tutoring students, but I think he has changed his plans and is no longer requesting tutoring. Even so, I was able to get some work done for the dynamo project, so all was not lost.

I also did some grocery shopping, housework, and laundry done in the evening.

I spent too much time arguing with folks on Facebook, but other than that, it was a good day.

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2/4/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out my day by running five miles.  I think I could have went farther, as the weather was excellent, but I still had a busy day ahead of me.

After my run, I did some work in the garden.  I pruned the grapes and the fruit trees, and did a little cutting of weeds around my gardens.  I also did a little rearranging in the sheds.

In the afternoon, I did my grocery shopping.  My Varsity Tutors appointment was cancelled, so I was under no time constraints.

When I returned home, Joey and I loaded 141 .38 Specials in my reloading shop.  I can’t wait to test them out.

In the evening, I did some housework and cooking.  I had a call from the dynamo group, so I also did a little work this evening as well.

I did some updates to this site, adding a photo of Abe, a photo of Wilhelmina, a monthly summary and a bunch of running updates.

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1/15/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started the morning by going on a run.  I went a little over two miles, though I’ll have to check to see how much over two miles.  One of my tracker apps crashed, so I’ll have to see if it recorded it totally.

After that, I finished up the work that needed to be done to the van.  I had left it on the jack in the street in front of my house, with one tire at Firestone (awaiting a replacement) and the brakes disassembled when we ran out of light.  Yesterday morning, I was able to get the driver’s side brakes back together (new pads, checked the rotors) quickly, having sunlight instead of a flashlight.  Then, I drove the Crown Vic to Firestone, picked up the tire, put it on, switched the van’s direction, and then did the passenger’s side brakes.  Those took only about half an hour, having learned the lessons I needed to learn on the driver’s side.  I reassembled them, then drove the van to Firestone to have the tires rotated.  I only have one jack, but I have free rotations at Firestone, so that’s why I did it this way.  Now, the van is set, with two larger tires in the rear and two stock ones in the front.

In the evening, I finished up my LabVIEW Core II training and worked on getting eQSL set up.  I think I am ready to start logging contacts in eQSL, finally.  I also read a chapter of Atlas Shrugged.

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1/14/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I had a moderately productive day.

I started out by going for a run, and though it was only a little over a mile, it was nice to get outside and run again.

After my run, I started work on the van.  It needs a tire and brakes.  I got the tire off and took it to Firestone.  They did not have the tire in stock, but said they would today.  With the tire off, I also started working on the brakes.  We were told it needs pads and rotors, though I see nothing wrong with the rotors that are in place.

I did some grocery shopping and then returned to work on the brakes.  I ran out of daylight, so I will have to finish those up today.

In the evening, I did a bunch of housework, updated my amateur radio logbook, and then some free writing.  I added another chapter to the fiction book I am writing.

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1/12/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at an AVID training for Albuquerque Public Schools.  It looks like I will be tutoring at Albuquerque High again this semester, same as the last semester.  I am glad, because it worked into my schedule well, and I am liking one of the groups I tutor in particular.

After the training, I picked up a few fill-in groceries to carry us through Sunday.  I also stopped by Firestone to pick up a refund for a broken antenna.  They broke my antenna back in September, and I finally made it there during business hours with a receipt.

I forgot to pick up trash bags.  Joey said he wanted to go for a walk, so we walked down the hill to Walmart, picked up trash bags, and checked out the GoodWill as well.

In the evening, JoAnna and I chatted for several hours before I called an early bedtime for me.

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