6/6/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, we drove from Amarillo, TX, to Joplin, MO.  It was great weather, with no rain or storms anywhere.  It wasn’t even all that humid.

Joey and I have been playing the license plate game, and I am only missing a few license plates at this point.

We stopped several times in Amarillo before rolling out of town.  We ended up at the Quality Inn in Joplin.  Unfortunately for me, the Steak N Shake was closed when I arrived.

Otherwise, it was an uneventful day.

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6/5/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, we packed up and headed east for a two week road trip.  We only made it as far as Amarillo.  We stayed at a Quality Inn just a little ways off I-40.  Along our route, we also punched a weak hail core (slushy pea-sized hail).  I tweeted about it and it was picked up by Albuquerque NWS as well as Channel 4 in Albuquerque.

JoAnna and I talked about hard work last night.  I value hard work and struggle, but why value struggle?  It is inefficient and stupid.  Learn something new everyday, I suppose.

Giving up fighting depression.

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6/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started the day by running eight miles.  It is the longest run I have ever taken.

After my run, I did some shopping and then some cooking in preparation for our road trip over the next two weeks.  I cooked three stir fries (15 meals).

I have been messing with my weather station a lot over the past few days.  For whatever reason, the transmitter is not able to get a signal into the house like it used to.  I changed the batteries, and still no luck.  I found that moving the receiver closer to the transmitter helped, so I may mount the receiver closer.  It’s annoying though, because it used to work just fine.

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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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6/2/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by running almost six miles in 1:10.  I did alright, and may have been able to go farther, but I decided not to burn myself out too much.  I only have like one more day to run before I travel again.

After my run, I ran around town to take care of a few errands.  I had a backpack that had ripped, so I sent it back to the factory, which took quite a bit of time.  I did some light grocery shopping, though I have so much more to do later this weekend.

Probably the biggest accomplishment of the day was sending off a bunch of emails that needed to be sent.  I have a few more to do as well.

I also pulled a radio from the Crown Vic to send back to the factory.  My Yaesu FT-857D is deafening (S9+20dB) all the time.  I borrowed another 857 from the NMT Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) as a comparison, and it sounds much better.  I’m not sure what is wrong with this one, but this is the fourth time I’ve sent it back for a repair.  It’s getting annoying.

I watched a few episodes of Justified with Joey to try to brighten my day.

Still fighting off the post-chase depression.

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6/1/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I commuted to NMT to get a few things done on campus.  I didn’t have a tremendously productive day, but I was able to borrow a radio from the Tech Amateur Radio Association, meet with my sodium dynamo group and my ultrasound group.  I also did some reading in two different books along my commute.

I did see that the NMT Community College calendar is featuring me for the month of June.  I went into Auxiliary Services to have my ID re-keyed for summer semester and saw the calendar on the wall.  Apparently, I am Mr. June.

I have not been eating much lately, and have not been hungry, which has been a good thing.  Still fighting depression, but losing a few pounds this week has been nice.

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5/31/17: Daily Post

I am still battling depression.  I think it has settled in for the long haul.

I helped JoAnna plant her herb garden in the morning, and that was fun.  She has had the herbs for a while and was watering them by hand.  This new arrangement allows us to automate the watering process.  They look nice, too.

I went for a run, but it was shorter and slower than previous days.  With the igh humidity and still conditions, it was a bit miserable.

In the afternoon, I cooked some stir fry for the next few days, and. I also applied for some Upwork contracts and sent out some emails that neeed to be sent.

I have been fasting during the day for the most part.  I have a glass of chocolate milk in the morning, and then nothing during the day until after sundown.  Yesterday, I did eat something light in the late afternoon before dinner.

For dinner, I met JoAnna and Joey at her parents’ house for some chili.

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