12/12/17: Daily Post

A very happy birthday (yesterday) to my Grandfather, who turned 96!

Yesterday, I spent the morning tutoring in Magdalena.  I am trying to get in as many hours as I can this week, as it will be my last week until the second week of January to earn money.  I tutored the usual lineup of AVID, Math Analysis and Chemistry.

At lunchtime, I went back to Socorro, bolted a quick meal, and then ran to the Senior Design Presentations.  Overall, this fall’s presentations were good, and there was a lot of great discussion and guidance for the future of these projects.

In the afternoon, I commuted home.  I spent the afternoon grading some homework for the instrumentation lab.  I have a few changes to make for next year’s assignments, but overall, I am reaching a steady state position with that class, finally.

In the evening, I cooked quite a few meals for our travels next week.  I will cook a few more on Friday, but I’m almost ready to go.

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12/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a relatively routine day.  I did some grocery shopping and cooking, then cleaned the kitchen when I was finished.

I did go for a brief run, only making it one mile before it became dark.  I don’t like to run in the dark, but I don’t mind walking in the dark.  I walked back to a park near my house and did three chin ups before walking home.  I’ve never done three, but yesterday I was able to do two in a row, then rest for a second before doing the third.  I was pleased with that!

I did one 15 minute varsity tutoring session to help a student with their fractional exponents problems.  It took me a minute to work through them, but once I figured out the trick, it was no big deal.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

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11/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I went to Sabbath School and Church at the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church.  Overall, it was a good time.  Next week, I will lead the Veteran’s Day service.

In the afternoon, I did some writing.  I caught up on my NaNoWriMo project, though did not get ahead (which I had intended to do yesterday.)  I was able to put in around 3000 words though, which caught me up to where I need to be.

In the evening, I went for a 2.7 mile run, though it was not at a fast pace.  I did enjoy running though, as I have not been running in over a month.  I will try to go for another one sometime today as well.

In the late evening, I spent some time doing housework.  I cooked quite a few meals, and ran several loads of laundry.

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8/13/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at the Duke City Hamfest again.  The only session I attended was another Skywarn Training, hosted by the Albuquerque NWS.  I like attending these, as I get referenced quite a bit for storms and storm chasing.

In the afternoon, I did some shopping and some cooking and cleaning.  I made jalapeno and cream cheese wrapped in turkey bacon, caprese, breakfast hash with hamburger, potatoes and peppers from my garden, and green Thai curry with ground turkey.

I also sat outside in the evening and posted to several of my blogs.  I also applied for a few more jobs on UpWork, so we will see how that goes.

Overall, it was a good day.  I will start at Magdalena tomorrow, and am looking forward to it.

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7/16/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning.  I ran a load of laundry, which was not nearly as many loads as I had planned.  I did cook a ton of food (two stir frys, hot dogs with zucchini and onions) and made my lunches for the week.

I kept expecting it to rain, but it never did.  I gave up hope and watered the trees.  Amazingly, it did not rain, even after I tempted fate.

In the evening, I had completed most of the tasks on my list, so JoAnna made some avocado and pico de gallo dip, and we ate chips and dip while watching “Spies Like Us”.

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6/26/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a lazy summer day for me.  I woke up late and then spent the afternoon grocery shopping.  I did wander around the mall for a bit, taking photos of “Help Wanted” signs for an app that I have.

In the late afternoon, a few afternoon storms blew through nearby, making it nice outside.  I did some reading and a little writing.  I finished reading this month’s issue of Modern Casting and contacted one of the editors about a grant opportunity that was listed in the journal.

In the evening, I updated my storm chase blog to include Sunday’s storm chase.  I also did a bunch of cooking.  I made jalapeno poppers and some quinoa, though I burned the first batch of quinoa while I folded clothes in the next room.

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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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