3/21/18: Daily Post

I’m struggling through getting everything done.  It’s going to be difficult, but I’ll see how close I can get to finishing everything.  I slept in my office Tuesday night for a few hours, and then got started on work early Wednesday morning.  I put in a few hours for the Dynamo project and a few more for the Upwork contract.  This was in addition to my regular Wednesday duties of teaching instrumentation class.

There was also a potential faculty presentation to attend, and, in the evening, there was a “last lecture” for Dr. Calvert.  His lecture was a lot of fun, and he’s done a lot of neat things.

In the late evening, I drove my truck back to Rio Rancho.  I had corned beef and cabbage with Joey and JoAnna.  She makes this every so often for St. Patrick’s Day, and I was glad this year was one of those years.

Thank you for reading my post.


3/20/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was a long day, and it’s still going.  I spent several hours working on my Upwork contract  before heading to Magdalena for tutoring.

At Magdalena, I tutored Algebra II, Chemistry, Physical Science, and two sections of AVID.  I also had my oil changed by the high school auto shop.

In the afternoon, I drove to Belen and tutored robotics at St. Mary’s Catholic school.  That was fun, as usual.

In the evening, I spent several more hours working on my Upwork contract.  I still have so far to go on that project.  I’ll work on it more tomorrow.

Thank you for reading my post.

3/19/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day, and I have quite a few more of those on the horizon.

I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena.  I have been working on our travel paperwork for the upcoming storm chase and have a ways to go on that.  This week will be a good time to do it though, as next week is spring break for these students, and so this week is light on the workload.

I spent the afternoon and early part of the evening at NMT.  I helped out with Junior Design, and then went to a potential faculty member’s presentation.  In the evening, I chatted with a bunch of the juniors, who I kept running into at Walmart, one after the other.

In the late evening, I put in several hours of work for Upwork.  I have many more hours on this project- more than I anticipated.  I better get crackin’.

Thank you for reading my post.


3/18/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent part of the day working in the yard, cleaning up around the garden.  I have a lot to do before spring, as my garden is nowhere near ready.  All I managed to do was clean up some of the fluff from where Dog-Dog shredded his bed, and trip back the sagebrush from the edge of the garden.

After that, I went to a tutoring session, then did another one online.  I did some grocery shopping and then some housework.  I also did a few hours of work for Upwork, and I have a lot to go on that project.  I feel like I’m starting to slip a little, but I know I can catch up.  Next week is Spring Break at Magdalena, so I know I’ll get some extra hours in at NMT, Upwork, and so on.

I did make a few contacts in the VA QSO Party on amateur radio, however, so that was fun.

My day was pretty boring, actually.  I’m not sure why you read this, but I’m glad you do!

Thank you for reading my post.

3/17/18: Daily Post

I was in a funk most of yesterday.  I didn’t attend church, I didn’t eat breakfast and so on.

In the afternoon, I felt a little better. I went to dinner with JoAnna an Joey at Annapurna, and was able to do some writing and reading.  I finished another chapter in Atlas Shrugged.

In the late evening, we went to Solid Grounds Coffee House and watched an Irish band play.  I’m not actually much for Irish bands, but it was still a fun time.  I also managed to get in an hour of work for Upwork.

Thank you for reading my post.

3/16/18: Daily Post///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

This is the title left by my unattended computer, and cat asleep on the keyboard.  Abe wanted to contribute, so I let him.

It’s more coherent than the news, most political discourse today.

Yesterday, I spent the morning at Albuquerque High School, tutoring.  Then, I met many of the seniors at Mario’s for Senior Lunch.

In the afternoon, I did some tutoring at the Flying Star.  I also spent about four hours working on an Upwork contract.

I was depressed in the evening, and perhaps I still am.  I am in a funk and a lonliness that I cannot describe.

Either way, thank you for reading my post.

3/14/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was quite busy.   I started out the day by tutoring in Magdalena.  The important part of that, however, was having a meeting concerning this year’s Magdalena storm chase.  It is a go!  The students have to fund raise $1000 and we have a few other small details to iron out, but we will be chasing.

In the afternoon, I met with the inventory folks at NMT, and then we ran around campus, tagging all of our equipment.  I thought it would take an hour, and it took nearly two.

After that, I rescheduled a meeting with the dynamo programmer, because the inventory meeting took too long.  After I finished with inventory, I had my first tutoring session with a new student.  I will help her write and edit a final report and presentation for a materials engineering class.  I think the meeting went well.

I commuted back to Rio Rancho, working on the dynamo flow charts along the way.

I also met with one of my students for an in-person tutoring session.  I have another one scheduled with him tonight as well.

Thank you for reading my post.