6/21/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent some time cleaning up my house from my travels.  I did basic things like clean the cat litter boxes and aquarium, as well as ran a load of laundry.  I have a lot more cleaning to do, but that was a good start.

I also spent a few hours working on some contract work for UpWork.  I was pleased to get a few things knocked out on that project.

In the evening, I had dinner with an old friend of mine (David) and his brother.  We chatted radio, school, engineering and several other nerdy topics.

In the late evening, I took a walk around UNM’s campus, just to add a few steps to my FitBit.

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6/19/17: Daily Post

We arrived in Rio Rancho in the early morning hours.  Rather than go to sleep, I started getting things done around the house and unpacking from our trip.

About midday, I went for a two-ish mile run.  It was already quite warm, so that was about as far as I could go.

My air conditioner froze up, so I spent some time defrosting it.  We also started running the second one.  It was nearly 100 F outside, and 92 F inside.

In the afternoon, I did some grocery shopping.  Then, we went to Tucanos to celebrate my birthday as a family.

After that, I called it a night and went to bed.

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6/14/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a travel day for me, though I did get to do some visiting as well.  I left my parents’ house and headed south towards Virginia Beach.  I will eventually go back to Pittsburgh, but I wanted to catch up to a few friends on the eastern shore of Virginia, as it has been almost ten years since I last saw them.

I got stuck in I-64 traffic, but I eventually made it through the mess.  I operated my amateur radio equipment in several new counties southeast of Richmond, and attempted to livestream my crossing of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel system, though the phone overheated, and I think I lost the video.

I ended up meeting my friends for dinner, with some of their coworkers, at Riverside Grill, just inside the Maryland border.  We had a great time!

In the evening, I drove over to Ocean City, MD, and spent the night in the Sahara, which is a hotel on the boardwalk.  I was able to get the place for $99, which is pretty sweet.  I stayed up kinda late walking the boardwalk.

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6/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I dropped JoAnna and Joey off at the conference and then did a little driving.  I drove nearly to Erie, PA, then turned around and drove to Steubenville, OH.  I did most of my driving so that I could operate my amateur radio equipment from new counties.  I operated from 3 counties in PA, 2 in WV, and 2 in OH.

In the evening, I picked up JoAnna and Joey, and then we met our old friend, Atta, at a Whole Foods.  We hadn’t seen Atta in years, though she was our roommate for a few days back in 2006, and a good friend for many years after.  It was good to catch up to her!

Overall, it was a good day.

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6/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started the day by running eight miles.  It is the longest run I have ever taken.

After my run, I did some shopping and then some cooking in preparation for our road trip over the next two weeks.  I cooked three stir fries (15 meals).

I have been messing with my weather station a lot over the past few days.  For whatever reason, the transmitter is not able to get a signal into the house like it used to.  I changed the batteries, and still no luck.  I found that moving the receiver closer to the transmitter helped, so I may mount the receiver closer.  It’s annoying though, because it used to work just fine.

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6/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I attended Sabbath School and church at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  The Sabbath School teachers were new, and were quite well-versed in the scriptures and history.  Church service was an introduction to Esther and Daniel, as they will begin the study of Esther next week.  I will be on the road.

In the afternoon, I did some reading and some writing.  I have a new short-story idea that I will probably never share on here, but I am writing it anyway.  I also chatted with a few old friends.

I played on 20 meters a bit, giving the rig a good test before my road trip.  I made a few shipboard contacts and one or two in the Alabama QSO Party.

In the evening, we went to the Solid Grounds Coffee House and watched a bluegrass band play.  I can’t remember their names, but their fiddle player was phenomenal.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

Still depressed, not battling it any more.

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5/31/17: Daily Post

I am still battling depression.  I think it has settled in for the long haul.

I helped JoAnna plant her herb garden in the morning, and that was fun.  She has had the herbs for a while and was watering them by hand.  This new arrangement allows us to automate the watering process.  They look nice, too.

I went for a run, but it was shorter and slower than previous days.  With the igh humidity and still conditions, it was a bit miserable.

In the afternoon, I cooked some stir fry for the next few days, and. I also applied for some Upwork contracts and sent out some emails that neeed to be sent.

I have been fasting during the day for the most part.  I have a glass of chocolate milk in the morning, and then nothing during the day until after sundown.  Yesterday, I did eat something light in the late afternoon before dinner.

For dinner, I met JoAnna and Joey at her parents’ house for some chili.

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