12/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was sort of busy.  I started out the day by working on a few projects around the house, including cooking and cleaning.  I did not get everything I need for cooking, so I will have to go out again soon and finish grocery shopping.

JoAnna and I went and saw a musical show before heading home for the evening.  It was a combination of our friend’s acting group and the gay mens. choir.  It was a good show, with good music and funny routines.

In the evening, I did an extra long Varsity Tutors session, as well as some cooking.

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12/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning and the early afternoon in the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  We had Sabbath School, church service, and then potluck, so it was a good day.  The lesson was on Daniel 8, and we are working our way through Daniel one chapter at a time.

In the afternoon, I played with guns, cleaning a few of them up and unjamming my M1.  I don’t know why, but sometimes it doesn’t extract, and the bolt remains locked.  The only way to unjam it is to slam the bolt back by tapping it with a mallet until it unlocks.  I disassembled the rifle entirely this time, and gave it a good cleaning.  Hopefully, that will prevent future problems, though I will test it this spring.

In the evening, we went to Solid Grounds Coffee House and listened to some bluegrass music and had a good time.

I also learned that a former student of mine passed away on Thursday.  I can’t really believe it. I just saw him a few months ago when he toured our department.

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12/8/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I woke up slightly confused.  I was in my own house on a Friday morning (when I normally wake up in Socorro on Friday mornings).  Instead, I thought it was Sabbath morning, and slowly went about my Sabbath morning routine.  Then, my phone buzzed informing me that it was almost time to start tutoring in Albuquerque High.  I rushed out the door, but was still a half an hour late.

However, after tutoring for the remainder of the time (my first time late in a very long time- never at this school), I drove down to Socorro to go shooting at the shooting range south of town.  Nearly 20 students had put together a shooting event to try each other’s guns and to teach people who have never shot before.

We had a great time!  I have a few minor repairs to conduct, but other than that, it was a lot of fun.  Everyone was safe and everyone tried things they’ve never tried before, and so I think it was a success.

In the evening, JoAnna, Joey and I watched Airplane, which is a brilliant movie.

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12/7/17: Daily P:ost

Yesterday, I spent the morning and afternoon tutoring at Magdalena.  It was a relatively easy day of tutoring, as things are sandwiched between Thanksgiving break and final exams, so things are winding down a little bit.

In the late afternoon, we had our final Boys and Girls Ranches tutoring session of the semester.  They threw us a thank you party, and that was a lot of fun.  We will start it again next semester.

In the evening, I tutored one session for Varsity Tutors and then commuted home for the night.  It was neat being home on a Thursday night for a change.

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12/2/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a strange day.  I spent most of it depressed about my tutoring session on Friday.  Looking at what my ACT scores would be, I would be ineligible for many colleges, including at least one where I have a degree.

Anyway, I laid in bed until after 3 pm, skipping Sabbath School, Church, and the Skywarn Recognition Day.  My blog posts were dismal, as well.

I woke up in the afternoon and went to music at the Solid Grounds Coffee House and I felt a little less depressed.

I don’t know what my deal was (or is), but I am still fighting it.

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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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11/27/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day.  I spent the entire day running around like crazy, clocking over 22,000 steps and 40 flights of stairs.  In the end, I don’t know that I actually accomplished anything.

I started out the day by tracking down paperwork and doing lab inspections.  After that, I had a meeting with the Physics Department, which just meant more paperwork to track down.

In the afternoon, I dropped off our department truck for some routine maintenance and walked back from the shop.  I also moved a ton of boxes between buildings and built some blast shield for the chemical engineering car competition.

In the evening, I did two Varsity Tutors sessions, and then spent around five hours helping freshman design project groups with their presentations for today’s final presentations.

Overall, it was a busy day.

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