12/1/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by breaking into Jones Hall and using their shower. Then, I took the bus to Albuquerque and tutoring at Albuquerque High.

I got really depressed during tutoring, and I still haven’t really recovered from it.  I was helping some students with studying for the ACT, and I ended up getting every single writing question wrong.  I wish I could say it was sloppiness, but it was my own incompetence.  Anyway, I started looking into the ACT, and based on my SAT scores, I wouldn’t have done very well at all.  Who am I to be tutoring, teaching, or even writing in this blog?

I did force myself to go over to the National Weather Service and help them run Skywarn Recognition Day.  We only made a few contacts.  I met some new people and said, “hi” to a few that I knew while I was there.

Then, I came home, went to bed, and have slept for the past…16 hours.

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11/25/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by leading the Sabbath School devotional at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I talked about the Sabbath, and what it meant to me as a child and then again as an adult.

After the church service, I did a little writing in my NaNoWriMo project, as well as updated my amateur radio logbook.

In the evening, I met up with my family at the River of Lights festival in Albuquerque.  They had decorated the biopark for Christmas, with tons and tons of Christmas lights.  It was a neat thing to see.

After that, we came home, had some Thanksgiving leftovers and called it a night.

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11/19/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, the highlight of my day was finishing out the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes amateur radio contest.  I needed 100 contacts for my participation pin, and I managed to snag 107 contacts in all.  It was quite a bit of work, but I was able to do it.

I didn’t do much else, however.  I did some housekeeping, some cooking, and some general cleaning, but I did no writing, work, or much else, for that matter.

I am about done with the cold, however.  I am disappointed that I did not go for a run, but I wasn’t up for going outside in the cold, and then once it was later in the day, I was playing in the radio contest instead.

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11/18/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day late. I had intended to go to Sabbath School, but I wasn’t feeling well in the morning.  I have almost kicked this cold, but the extra rest helped tremendously, as I think I am about done with it now.

I did go to church and then to potluck afterwards.  I had a good time, as usual.  Next week, I will lead the Sabbath School devotional, and I already have that topic set up and ready.

In the afternoon, I did quite a bit of writing and resting.  Like I say, I was almost done with the cold, so I would write for a bit, then I would rest.

I also played in the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes amateur radio contest.  I made 40 contacts last night, split between the 20 meter and 40 meter bands.

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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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11/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I commuted to Magdalena and did some tutoring at Magdalena High. I tutored a section of AVID, Chemistry and Math Analysis.  After lunch, Iattended their annual Veteran’s Day celebration.  This year, it was focused on veterans from the Korean war, in which Magdalena was well represented.

In the late afternoon, I tutored at the Boys and Girls Ranches.  I worked exclusively with one student who is near graduation, and I have known him for several years. It is nice to see these kids grow up and mature.

My tutoring appointment was cancelled, so I attended the Tech Amateur Radio Association meeting.  Ihad not been to one yet this year, so it was good to be back.

I decided to commute home for the evening, and so I spent the night home in Rio Rancho.

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10/13/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was our first day at the rock and gem show in Moab, UT.  We spent the time before 10 am getting our booth set up and ready to go.  The doors opened at 10, and we were in business, literally.

While in the booth, I was able to log quite a few hours for UpWork, as well as finish off a few things that had been on my to do list, so that worked out great for me.  I still have quite a bit of grading and lesson planning to do, as well as more work for UpWork, but this was a good start.

I took a long lunchbreak and walk, but not quite enough of a walk to log my 10,000 steps for the day.  Instead, I ended at 9,938, just shy of my goal.

In the evening, we watched another pass of the International Space Station (ISS), though I did not try to photograph it.  I also programmed my handheld radio for a repeater here in town.

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