I started out the day by helping JoAnna set up her booth again for the Deming Rock and Gem show. Most of the booth was still set up from yesterday, but there were still a few changes that needed to be completed.
In the late morning and early afternoon, I took a trip to Field Trip to Mexico. I parked my car in the duty free lot on the US side, and walked across to the town of Paloma, Chihuahua. I will post a page of photos from this trip, as meager as they will be.
I did not buy anything when I was in Mexico, as my card would not approve international transactions, so I did not bring home any souvenirs. An hour later, I was back in the United States, and heading back to meet JoAnna.
This marked my first trip to Mexicio, even thought I’ve lived just north of it for the past 13 years.
Yesterday, we set up the booth for the Deming Rock and Gem show. It took us a little while to set up, as it is an outdoor show, and we had to set up the tent.
In the afternoon, I put in quite a few hours for Upwork. I have so much to do for this project, and I’m not behind schedule yet. I wrote around 4000 words though, so that was good. I also spent some of the time organizing what else needs to be written.
I also tested out the 40 meter antenna and radio in the van. For this trip, I moved one of my HF radios to the van and gave it a good road test. I made several contacts. I also updated my logbook.
In the evening, I did a little reading, finishing out another chapter in Atlas Shrugged, and answering this week’s discussion questions.
Yesterday, I spent a good part of the day in meetings. I started out the day meeting with the Physics department about the status of the Cavendish experiment. Soon after that, I went to a meeting with the Dynamo programmer and picked up the latest version of the software. I thought we had a department meeting, so I rushed over to that, only to find that it had been cancelled.
In the afternoon, I did some work in one of the chemical engineering labs and signed some paperwork as well. I took some pictures of serial numbers for inentory purposes, and chatted with a few students.
We also had a faculty candidate presentation, which dealt with electronic materials and quantum dots.
In the evening, JoAnna and I drove to Deming in preparation for the Deming Rock and Gem show.
*I accidentally saved this as a draft instead of publishing it yesterday!*
Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a run. I wasn’t super successful at it, and my chest started to hurt. I walked for a bit, and then ran another mile with no chest pains.
I spent the day doing Varsity Tutors work. I had three sessions almost in a row. The first session was a new student, and I met with him online. As soon as that session finished, I got in my car, drove to Flying Star, and then had two sessions back to back.
Once the Varsity Tutors sessions were complete, I worked on an Upwork project for two hours, did some grocery shopping, then cooking and housecleaning, before giving up for the night.
Yesterday, I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena. This week is all messed up as they are going to the state basketball tournament, and school will be letting out early a bunch of days this week so that people can go to the game.
After Magdalena, I watched a bunch of Junior Design presentations. I have some work to do for them to get them ready for finals, though most groups have a good plan to get there.
I did two Varsity Tutors sessions last night as well. I picked up a new student who is taking a Materials Engineering class, and she will occasionally want help before quizzes and tests. I also met online with one of my new regulars. That’s five sessions in less than 24 hours.