10/14/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, we had another day at the show in Moab, UT.  I started out the day by helping set up, then walking to the Moab Seventh Day Adventist church, about two miles away.

The church was nice and the people were quite friendly.  They invited me to stay for potluck, which I did.  I ended up chatting with all of the children, especially one of the girls, who was interested in all aspects of science.

In the afternoon, I helped at the show some more, and then we set up camp again at the KOA.  It was considerably colder yesterday as compared to Friday, so we ducked into the van a little earlier at night.  I read a chapter in Atlas Shrugged and did a little editing of a book that I wrote a few years ago.

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9/22/17: Daily Post

*I am posting a bit late, deal with it.

Yesterday, I commuted up to Albuquerque and worked at Albuquerque High in the morning.  It was a lot of fun, as they hosted an AVID mixer event with some games and such.

In the afternoon, I took the Crown Vic to the shop to see if they could figure out why I was running so lean.  They did, and it turns out I need $958 worth of work to the car.  It needs a new intake manifold and gaskets.  In the mean time, it will run okay, and isn’t doing any damage, other than perhaps running a little warmer and wearing out my probably-already-worn-out catalytic converter.  I will also have a loss of power and will burn a little coolant.

While the car was in the shop, they also managed to break my 20 meter Hamstick antenna, which is quite annoying.  They have offered to replace it, and I will definitely take them up on that.

I also started editing my NaNoWriMo project from 2015.  I only made it a few pages in so far, but will continue to edit it over the next few weeks.

In the evening I attempted to watch The Wall with JoAnna and Joey, but ended up falling asleep part of the way through.

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9/18/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning working on a few projects around the chemical engineering department.  I prepped for today’s lab, cleaned up a few things around the office, and graded a few homework assignments.

In the afternoon, I worked on some Khan Academy Physics lessons and assisted with the Unit Operations lab.  Today was their last day before presentations, so many of the groups were working on presentations, rather than using equipment.

In the evening, I tutored Physics through Varsity Tutors for almost 2.5 hours, so that was fun.  I did a little writing as well, as I am working on an article for the Society for Industrial Archeology.  I also did a little reading, finishing a few more chapters in Desire of Ages.

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9/1/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Socorro getting things knocked off my to-do list.  I started out the morning by meeting with the Physics department and I began to set up their computers for LabVIEW.  I installed LabVIEW on one computer and got through all of the Windows updates on a second.

After that, I did some work cleaning up the Unit Operations Lab.  I did my monthly inspection, and spent a little time cleaning and organizing glassware.

In the evening, JoAnna, Joey and I drove to Silver City in preparation for the Grant County Gem and Mineral show.  The drive was nice, and we had a great discussion about fiction writing.

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8/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Socorro again.  I have almost completely moved out of Speare, and will finish that up today.  However, yesterday I had a bunch of meetings, so I went to those instead of finishing up.

The meetings were all good.  First, we talked about renovations to Jones, and, if they all go through, perhaps it won’t be so bad to move there.  After that, I met with one of the other professors about several smaller projects, including manufacturing a mold and firing up an old toy steam engine.

I also attended a LabVIEW webinar and reviewed some code for our dynamo project.

In the evening, I came home to an empty house, as Joey and JoAnna were at a Landmark event.  I did some free writing and went to bed a little early.

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7/20/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Albuquerque, as there was a National Instruments local user group meeting.  The Albuquerque LabVIEW Network (ALVIN) met at a new location yesterday, and I was able to attend the meeting.  This presentation was on developing test software with a long, extendable life, including how to plan for new upgrades and how to document for future use.  I also made several contacts, including one fellow Techie.  I ended up chatting with him well after the meeting had ended.

In the afternoon, I did a quick stroll around the mall to take photos of “Help Wanted” signs.  I also replaced the battery in the Crown Vic.  I also called and chatted with my parents for an hour or so.

In the evening, I sat outside with JoAnna, read some online magazines and did some writing in a series of short stories that I have been creating.

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7/14/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I slept in a little; my last day to do so for quite some time.

In the late morning and afternoon, I did some housework and ran some boring errands.  However, I did have some fun with that, as I had a quick bite to eat at Mac’s Steak in the Rough, and did some writing.

While driving, I made several contacts on 20 meters.  I talked to a station in Spain and another in Mexico.  I am pleased, and I think we can say that the radio I had repaired does function properly.

In the evening, I went to the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church for a prayer meeting and book review.  We have been reading through “The Desire of the Ages” by Ellen G. White.  Last night was chapter 52.

In the late evening, JoAnna, Joey and I sat outside in the pleasant weather, talking about anti-concepts, the fallacies of the “privilege” arguments, and then watching for iridium flares and scorpions.

It was a nice, relaxing day.

I also added a page the July 4 baseball game we attended here in Albuquerque.  It is listed under Excursions >> Baseball >> AAA – Albuquerque Isotopes.

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