I woke up a little late and forced myself to sleep a little more. Typically, I wake up and am ready for the day- if I don’t, if I am still tired, I make myself sleep a little more. I ended up missing Sabbath School and church this week.
Around lunchtime, I helped Joey set up a display in the Esther Bone Library in Rio Rancho. He put together a display showing off his old laptops. I think he was quite proud of his collection and his display. It looked nice! While I was there, I picked up a library book that I will discuss later in this post.
In the afternoon, JoAnna, Joey and I went to Annapurna. The weather was excellent, so JoAnna and I sat outside and read.
I finished reading The Civil War: Strange and Fascinating Facts by Burke Davis. This book is awesome; it is a collection of neat tidbits about the Civil War, originally collected in the 1960’s. It was amazing how many Civil War veterans crossed paths later in life. This book did a great job of demonstrating how the north and the south were totally different cultures, beyond just slavery.
After finishing that book, I read the library book, Lost States, by Michael Trinklein. This book was light reading, but quite entertaining. It discussed failed attempts at creating states throughout the history of the United States. I knew about Jefferson in Oregon/California, and Arcadia in northern Maine, as well as Delmarva/Chesapeake in Maryland/Virginia/Delaware. I was not aware of how many proposals there were for the Dakotas, including a poorly-drawn border, leaving a small chunk (“Lost Dakota”) that was eventually absorbed into Yellowstone National Park. I highly recommend this book as well.
I also did some work to the Dynamo project as well.
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