8/13/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at the Duke City Hamfest again.  The only session I attended was another Skywarn Training, hosted by the Albuquerque NWS.  I like attending these, as I get referenced quite a bit for storms and storm chasing.

In the afternoon, I did some shopping and some cooking and cleaning.  I made jalapeno and cream cheese wrapped in turkey bacon, caprese, breakfast hash with hamburger, potatoes and peppers from my garden, and green Thai curry with ground turkey.

I also sat outside in the evening and posted to several of my blogs.  I also applied for a few more jobs on UpWork, so we will see how that goes.

Overall, it was a good day.  I will start at Magdalena tomorrow, and am looking forward to it.

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8/6/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out my morning with a five mile run.  My time was not fantastic, but it did feel good to go running again.  It had been almost a month since my last run, due to my travels and work schedule.

When I returned from running, I weeded the gardens for two hours.  I did so without a shirt, so my back is now nice and red.  I can’t wait to strap on my backpack this morning, as I’m sure that will feel great.  While I was out there, I replaced the batteries in the weather station, as the transmitter was having trouble reaching the receiver inside the house.

In the evening, I did some cooking and cleaning.  I made some delicious tuna steaks, seared and coated with pepper and Old Bay.

I also applied for a handful of jobs on UpWork, so we’ll see how that goes.  Some of them were really neat!  I also updated my amateur radio logbooks and sent a few QSL cards.

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7/21/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day prepping for my upcoming trip.  I ran like four loads of laundry, cleaned the fish tank, cleaned the bathroom and kitchen, and so on, before packing my bags.

We did find out that the Durango leg of our trip was cancelled, so we are driving straight to Illinois instead.

In the evening, I went to the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church and attended another prayer session and study of the Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White.  We are on Chapter 55, and had a lively discussion about the parable of the Good Samaritan.

In the late evening, we saw the International Space Station (ISS) pass overhead, and then we made some chips and dip, and watched Ghostbusters.

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7/16/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning.  I ran a load of laundry, which was not nearly as many loads as I had planned.  I did cook a ton of food (two stir frys, hot dogs with zucchini and onions) and made my lunches for the week.

I kept expecting it to rain, but it never did.  I gave up hope and watered the trees.  Amazingly, it did not rain, even after I tempted fate.

In the evening, I had completed most of the tasks on my list, so JoAnna made some avocado and pico de gallo dip, and we ate chips and dip while watching “Spies Like Us”.

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7/11/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning doing a little housework and shredding old papers.  I am getting rid of most of the paper in my house, but I am taking photos of stuff that I might need some day.  It also makes it easier to get rid of- if I have an electronic copy, there is no need to keep the paper copy.

I also did some work on the sodium dynamo project yesterday afternoon.  I made another back up of our work, as well as did some reading in my LabVIEW style book.

In the evening, we went to Tucano’s for dinner and the All-Star Game.  It was a great game, with the American League pulling ahead in the end.  The All-Star game is about the only time JoAnna and I can root for the same team, as Cleveland and Baltimore are both in the American League.

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7/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning working in my garden and my sheds.  I had great summer plans of organizing both sheds and having a productive garden.  Well, summer is here, and I am way behind schedule, though I did plant 24 sweet potato plants and organize one of the sheds a bunch.

I spent the early afternoon sorting brass for reloading and organizing the larger shed.  Then, I came inside and worked on sorting through some paperwork in the house with JoAnna.  We recycled several large bags of old mail that had needed to go!

In the evening, JoAnna and I did some grocery shopping and then had a nice dinner at Whole Foods, watching the moon and the lightning.  Overall, it was a great day!

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7/7/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day doing housework.  I don’t think I did anything really exciting at all, at least until the evening.

In the evening, I tested out this neat UV flashlight I found.  I took it outside and used it to jacklight scorpions.  I only found one, and he was smaller than a quarter, so that was really neat.  Below are two photos I took of the scorpion in the backyard:

Otherwise, it was a slow, uneventful day.