12/1/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by breaking into Jones Hall and using their shower. Then, I took the bus to Albuquerque and tutoring at Albuquerque High.

I got really depressed during tutoring, and I still haven’t really recovered from it.  I was helping some students with studying for the ACT, and I ended up getting every single writing question wrong.  I wish I could say it was sloppiness, but it was my own incompetence.  Anyway, I started looking into the ACT, and based on my SAT scores, I wouldn’t have done very well at all.  Who am I to be tutoring, teaching, or even writing in this blog?

I did force myself to go over to the National Weather Service and help them run Skywarn Recognition Day.  We only made a few contacts.  I met some new people and said, “hi” to a few that I knew while I was there.

Then, I came home, went to bed, and have slept for the past…16 hours.

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11/19/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, the highlight of my day was finishing out the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes amateur radio contest.  I needed 100 contacts for my participation pin, and I managed to snag 107 contacts in all.  It was quite a bit of work, but I was able to do it.

I didn’t do much else, however.  I did some housekeeping, some cooking, and some general cleaning, but I did no writing, work, or much else, for that matter.

I am about done with the cold, however.  I am disappointed that I did not go for a run, but I wasn’t up for going outside in the cold, and then once it was later in the day, I was playing in the radio contest instead.

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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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11/11/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I led the Sabbath School at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I gave a brief speech on veterans and told a story that my grandfather told me about World War II.  After church, I stuck around for potluck.

In the afternoon and evening, I rested a lot.  I am fighting off a cold and was having trouble focusing on anything at all.  I tried to go for a run in the late afternoon, but my headphones were not working properly, so it just frustrated me.

In the evening, I played around in the SSB Sprint amateur radio contest, making nine contacts on 40 meters, including Mexico and Hawaii.  I did some light grocery shopping and then went to bed after attempting to write in my woefully-behind NaNoWriMo project.

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11/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I commuted to Magdalena and did some tutoring at Magdalena High. I tutored a section of AVID, Chemistry and Math Analysis.  After lunch, Iattended their annual Veteran’s Day celebration.  This year, it was focused on veterans from the Korean war, in which Magdalena was well represented.

In the late afternoon, I tutored at the Boys and Girls Ranches.  I worked exclusively with one student who is near graduation, and I have known him for several years. It is nice to see these kids grow up and mature.

My tutoring appointment was cancelled, so I attended the Tech Amateur Radio Association meeting.  Ihad not been to one yet this year, so it was good to be back.

I decided to commute home for the evening, and so I spent the night home in Rio Rancho.

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10/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  I woke up in my office around 3:30 and did some work for an UpWork project and some grading for my instrumentation class before heading into Magdalena to tutor.

In the afternoon, I drove back to NMT and tried to make contacts in the 10 meter contest.  I never heard another station, nor a reply to my calls.

Once I arrived at NMT, I helped several groups with their chemical engineering cars before teaching two sections of instrumentation lab.

After that, my Varsity Tutoring appointment had been cancelled (student’s school has been closed, thanks to Hurricane Nate), and so I put in a few UpWork hours before walking to my brother’s house for the evening.

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9/8/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was my first day tutoring in Albuquerque High.  It was pretty neat, actually, as one of the tutors was someone I had worked with before at another school, and another tutor was one of my old students from Magdalena.

I did some work on the Dynamo project and also did some cleanup of my external hard drive and cell phones, as I have pictures scattered on all of these devices.

In the afternoon, I answered amateur radio questions for the folks at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church who are studying for their exams.  After the study session, I attended the prayer meeting that they have every Friday night.

We watched Antz, but my lack of sleep caught up to me halfway through the movie.

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