1/13/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by participating in a Society for Industrial Archeology board of directors call, as I am still on the board.  It mostly concerned details of the upcoming tours and conferences.

After that, I attended Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist Church for Sabbath school and church service.  This week, one of the elders talked about “old folks”, and it was quite entertaining.  After that, we had potluck lunch.

In the afternoon, I primed some brass for my .38.  After sundown, I started rearranging the TV room.  I think it looks much better.  I moved the drafting table against the wall instead of sticking out into the room.  It provides better circulation and better light, as well, as the table always had stuff on it that blocked both of these from my computer desk.

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1/7/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a 2.25 mile run. It was cold, or at leas the breeze was cold. I ended up needing to wear my running pants instead of running shorts.

In the afternoon, I did a bunch of housework, including five loads of laundry. JoAnna and I also did some cooking and shopping.

In the evening, I continued with the laundry, but then also logged a few hours working on the Dynamo project. I spent some more time getting ready to start my routine again, now that the holiday break is over.

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11/5/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day.  I started out the day by having my sleeping all out of whack due to Daylight Savings Time.  I ended up sleeping in, much to my dismay, as I had intended to go jogging.

Instead, I rushed out the door for an appointment with the Crown Vic at Firestone.  They were able to determine why I keep getting an engine code.  As it turns out, one of my catalytic converters is weak and probably needs to be replaced.  Thankfully, the fuel control computer is adjusting for it, so it’s no rush.  They should be replaced in pairs, so I will wait until they are both failing, or failing so that the engine is running rich, before taking any action.

In the afternoon, I ran quite a few loads of laundry, as well as dishes.  I did a lot of housework as well, de-cobwebbing, cleaning behind the dryer, and so on.  In the evening, I worked in my outdoor shed and reloading shop, cleaning it up as well.

In the late evening, I worked on my NaNoWriMo project and did some grading for my instrumentation lab.

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10/16/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a productive day for me, even if it did get off to a late start.  I started out the day by sleeping in until 7 or so, and then driving down to Socorro.

I drove my pickup, so I took a truckload of boxes to the storage unit.  I really need to organize that space, as it is a giant mess.  It could hold many more boxes than are there currently, thanks to its disarray.  This will be something I will work on over the next few months.  In addition to simply organizing the existing boxes, there are tons of clothes that can be donated, paperwork to shred or trash, and so on.

In the afternoon, I finished up an UpWork assignment, and then graded papers for several hours.  I also had a Varsity Tutors lesson and set up my instrumentation lab for later today.

In the evening, I shot one round at air rifle practice and ended up eventually going to my brother’s house for the evening (or early morning).

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10/1/17: Daily Post

Yesterday morning, we went to the east side of town for a race.  JoAnna did well in her 5k and had a good time.

After that, we went to Cool Springz, which is a trampoline park, to meet up with a new friend and her family.  We watched Joey and the new friend bounce on the trampolines for two hours and had a nice chat with the parents.  We will meet up again soon.

In the afternoon, we did some shopping and looked at some scrap stainless steel.  The steel was of no use to me, but for someone making a food truck, it would be great.  It was all stainless steel from a commercial kitchen, so there were warmers, pot and pan racks and so on.

In the evening, I saw Lester with something in his mouth.  It squeaked.  It was a tiny baby mouse.  I got him to drop it and then went looking for the rest of them, as this one had a little fur, and its eyes were not yet open, so I knew there were more.  He was too little to have made it far.  Anyway, long story short, we found a total of four baby mice with no mother around.  We have them in a box (away from the cats), and a live trap set nearby.  I need to be more cold-hearted, I suppose, but I couldn’t kill the baby mice, nor sentence them to death by throwing them outside.  Hopefully, we’ll catch the mom and turn them loose in the field not too far away.

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9/27/17: Daily Post

I forgot to post this one, as it crashed on my tablet and I ended up having to rewrite it:

Yesterday (Wednesday), I spent the early morning hours working on a few projects for the chemical engineering department.  I have been slowly catching up on my grading, and perhaps I will be all caught up by next week.

I tutored for several hours in the Magdalena schools, tutoring Algebra II, AVID, Math Analysis and Chemistry.

In the afternoon, I caught up to a former student who was on campus for a visit.  He was in the very first class of chemical engineers I taught, way back in 2008.  It was good to see that he was doing well.

We had unit operations lab in the afternoon as well, so I assisted with that class until it was time to catch my bus and commute home.

At home, I really became busy.  My Varsity Tutoring appointment had been cancelled (substitute teacher, no new content that day), so I did some housework.  Of most effort was cleaning on the top of some cabinets and hanging up some decorative coffee mugs.  I think it worked out though, so it was worth it.

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9/23/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I attended the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist Church for Sabbath School, Church and Potluck.  They started a new “Young Adults” Sabbath School class, and flattered me by considering me a young adult.  The sermon was on Daniel 3, as we go through the book of Daniel over the next few weeks.

At potluck, I sat across the table from a lady who wanted to talk weather.  About 3 pm, a storm rolled over the church, while we were still inside, chatting about the weather.  We got hit with a strong downburst.  During the potluck, we had propped the doors to the church open with a chair.  That chair got launched into the parking lot, and everything on the bulletin boards inside was ripped off and strewn about.  I’d estimate the winds were 50ish mph.

In the afternoon, I came home and took a nap.

In the evening, I did a bunch of housework while the others went to music at Solid Grounds.  I rearranged the living room, ran several loads of laundry, washed a load of dishes and so on.

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