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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6/29/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day for me, even though I didn’t accomplish nearly as much as I had hoped to accomplish.

I spent the day applying for jobs on Upwork.  I had several good hits and one awkward interview that was probably a scam.  We’ll see how they pan out.

I also finished an application for a National Geographic Grant.  If I get that, I will have some funded storm chase time with some high school students.  We will see how that goes as well.

I ran a bunch of laundry, and did some general housework.  I swept off the sidewalk, as that hasn’t been done in ages.

I also did some reading and some paying of bills.  Nothing too exciting there.

Overall, it was an uneventful day.

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6/23/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by picking up the Crown Vic from the repair shop.  $959.09 for a new throttle body.  They kept my old one for a demonstration piece, but they showed me what happened.  It had so much carbon build up that it didn’t open properly, and the solenoid was wearing out.  That’s why it died on me on I-40.

After that, I had a nice lunch at Little Anita’s, which is a local New Mexican restaurant.  I had not been there before, but I ordered the steak tacos and was not disappointed.  Nothing special, but it was nice.

In the late afternoon, I submitted some more work for UpWork, clocking about another three hours. That contract is done for now, but I really liked doing the work. I was editing a text book.  I am hoping they will send me more chapters at a later time.

In the late evening, I went to the Bible Study at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I try to attend it on Friday evenings.  We have made most of our way through The Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White.

In the evening, I updated my Industrial Archaeology blog, as well as started working on a  YouTube Channel .

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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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5/11/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I did some more lab cleanup.  My computer lab is almost completely clear, thanks to a few helpful students who bothered to clean up after themselves.  I also finished my grading for the semester, thus ending my formal responsibilities for the school year.

In the late morning and early afternoon, I turored my last day of the semester at Magdalena.  I will miss working there over the summer, and I don’t know what their budget will look like in the fall, though I am 99% sure I will return in August.

In the evening, I returned home. I did some work for UpWork along the way, editing for about an hour.  I need to figure out aa plan to get all of my vehicles home, and with storm chasing approaching, I wanted to spend a little more time with my family.

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