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.
Yesterday, I went for a run first thing in the morning. I only went a little over two miles, but it was nice to get out and run again.
After my run, I did some gardening. I planted peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos, and did some weeding. I also found that one of my hoses was kinked, which is why my zucchini looked dry. I think it is fixed now, so hopefully, they will recover from their mini-drought.
In the afternoon, I did some grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry, as I tend to do on Sundays.
I made steak, onions, mushrooms and asparagus for dinner, and I think everyone enjoyed it.
Yesterday, I attended a cooking class at an area Seventh Day Adventist church. The chef showed us how to make tumeric tea, homemade pesto and handrolls. It was all very good. She did not give us the recipes, but said she will email them to us, so I am looking forward to making my own tumeric tea, in particular.
The weather turned cold while I was in the class.
After class, I did my typical Sunday shopping, cleaning and cooking routine. I baked some chicken for dinner, and I think it turned out well.
Otherwise, yesterday was unevenful. I think I added a little oil to the Volvo, and ran up a giant dirt hill to get ten flights of steps, according to FitBit.
Yesterday was a busy day. I started out by working on some housework, siphoning water from the aquarium and changing the cat boxes. I also did some yard work. I organized a few things in my reloading shed and cleaned up the area around the woodstove. I cleaned the bathroom and kitchen.
At some point, I went for a run, somewhere around two miles.
In the afternoon, I went grocery shopping and then cooked a few dinners for this week.
In the evening, I folded several loads of laundry and checked into an amateur radio net.
I also played on an old computer until I was able to make the weather station post to Wunderground. So far, it seems to work well.
Yesterday was a relatively relaxing day, considering the school year is over for Mississippi State and is almost over for New Mexico Tech.
I spent the afternoon at the National Weather Service, where I launched the 00 Z weather balloon. We are under zonal flow right now, so a flat pattern without too much going on, weather-wise.
In the evening, I did a bunch of grocery shopping and cooking. I made meals for the next ten days, as we’ll spent about five of those on the road, and it’s better to have them prepared than to go out on the road and try to cook in hotels.
Yesterday, I slept in a bit, as I had intended to go for a run, but it was far too cold in the morning. Instead, I slept in a bit and then woke up and hashed out Christmas plans with JoAnna.
In the afternoon, I went to the National Weather Service (NWS) and volunteered there for a few hours. I got there after they had filled the balloon, so I didn’t do that part. I did track the balloon, however, as it went almost straight up and had to be manually tracked until it caught some of the upper-level winds.
After the NWS, I did some grocery shopping and then some cooking. I checked into the Albuquerque Caravan Club amateur radio net and rounded out the night by working on a writing project.