11/30/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was busy, and a little frustrating.  I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena.  That was fun, as usual, and was not the frustrating part of my day.  In fact, it was extra fun, because there was a basketball game and I got to watch part of it before leaving for NMT.

I was supposed to go to the Boys and Girls Ranches, but I got caught up in a meeting and missed their departure for the ranches. It did give me a few extra minutes to work on a few other projects.

In the evening, I assisted several chem-e car groups.  I took a dinner break and attempted to finish my NaNoWriMo project, falling just under 47k words.  Another year where I did not finish, unfortunately.

That was frustrating.

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11/25/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by leading the Sabbath School devotional at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I talked about the Sabbath, and what it meant to me as a child and then again as an adult.

After the church service, I did a little writing in my NaNoWriMo project, as well as updated my amateur radio logbook.

In the evening, I met up with my family at the River of Lights festival in Albuquerque.  They had decorated the biopark for Christmas, with tons and tons of Christmas lights.  It was a neat thing to see.

After that, we came home, had some Thanksgiving leftovers and called it a night.

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11/24/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent a mostly-relaxing day working on my NaNoWriMo project.  I am still behind, but not nearly so far behind after yesterday’s writing.  I also spent some time working on the sodium dynamo project, logging three hours yesterday afternoon on that.

I also put the Volvo in the shop, as it had two flat tires.  One needed a patch and the other needed replacement.  The Firestone replaced the one tire but informed me it could not patch the other tire, as when they ran the serial number, they found that the tire had been manufactured in 1999!

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11/22/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was an interesting day.  I started out by commuting from Socorro to Rio Rancho via buses and trains.

After commuting, I did some light grocery shopping to get ready for Thanksgiving.  The stores were mobbed, but I was able to get everything we needed.

In the evening, I did some work on the sodium dynamo project and also a little bit of writing on my NaNoWriMo project, though I am far behind on both of these.  I was also looking for Varsity Tutoring opportunities, but none showed up, as everyone is on Thanksgiving break.

In the late evening, I got a call from JoAnna.  She had a flat tire near the Big-I in Albuquerque.  And the spare was also flat.  I drove up there, looked at both tires and then called AAA to have the Volvo towed to the Firestone near our house.  I have 100 miles of free towing per call, so it made sense to tow it to the one near our house.  Anyway, the rear passenger tire shredded, and the spare had a nail in it!

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11/18/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day late. I had intended to go to Sabbath School, but I wasn’t feeling well in the morning.  I have almost kicked this cold, but the extra rest helped tremendously, as I think I am about done with it now.

I did go to church and then to potluck afterwards.  I had a good time, as usual.  Next week, I will lead the Sabbath School devotional, and I already have that topic set up and ready.

In the afternoon, I did quite a bit of writing and resting.  Like I say, I was almost done with the cold, so I would write for a bit, then I would rest.

I also played in the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes amateur radio contest.  I made 40 contacts last night, split between the 20 meter and 40 meter bands.

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11/16/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day for me.  I spent most of the day immersed in chemistry of one form or another.

I started out the day by commuting to Magdalena and setting up a chemistry demonstration.  Actually, it wasn’t so much a demonstration as it was getting the students to build models with sticks, springs and wooden balls.  I think they had a good time, and may have accidentally learned some chemistry, too.

In the afternoon, I went to the Boys and Girls Ranches.  I helped a student finish his Geometry class.  He will graduate soon, with only a little bit of Algebra left to complete.

In the evening, I assisted several chem-e car groups.  One group made fuel pellets using sawdust and glue, and another group reacted magnesium and hydrochloric acid, which was quite violent.

Between test runs, I typed another 2200 words towards my NaNoWrio novel.  I have a ways to go, but I am just under half finished (23,000 words down, 27,000 left.

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11/15/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was Joey’s birthday!  I took off work and drove back from Socorro in the morning so that we could spend the day together.

We started out by watching Blade Runner 2049.  I had not seen the original, but this one was pretty good.  It was intense, and there were a lot of neat questions that arose during this movie.

After the movie, we went to Tucano’s for lunch.  Tucano’s is always a treat, and I ate way too much.  Overall, I think Joey had a good birthday!

In the evening, they went to a Landmark seminar in Santa Fe, and I stayed at home.  I am still recovering from a cold, so I alternated between writing in my NaNoWriMo project and sleeping.  I did just over 1700 words yesterday, but I need to catch up, as I’m just under 4000 words behind.

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