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.
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.
Yesterday, I was still fighting the depression. I fasted and went for another run, 2.6 miles this time around.
I did finally go through my storm chase photos and added them to my weather blog. Here is the link to the 2017 Storm Chase: 2017 Storm Chase Please go check it out, as I have quite a few nice photos up.
Other than that, I did some more housework in an attempt to catch up on two weeks of absence. I cleaned my fish tank and did some weed-whacking.
I also did some grocery shopping and walked around taking photos of “Help Wanted” signs.
Yesterday, I fought off depression the entire day. I went for a half hour run (2.58 mi) in the morning. Awful pace, but better than I expected, as it has been a month since my last run, and I have spent the last two weeks in the car.
After my run, I weeded my garden. It has not grown much in the past two weeks. Mostly, the weeds have grown instead. All of my sweet potatoes died, as did most of my peppers and okra.
In the afternoon, I took a nap. I didn’t feel like doing much. I also decided to fast until sundown to see if that added some clarity (it didn’t).
In the evening, JoAnna got home and we chatted for a bit, and that helped pull me from this funk a little bit. I was able to dump my storm chasing pictures and work on those a bit.
Yesterday, I spent the entire day on the road. I left Tulsa in the morning and drove north to try and make a few contacts on the county hunters net, as I have not operated from several counties in northeastern Oklahoma. I was not able to make a single contact.
Having burned two hours, it was an even longer drive home. I arrived in Albuquerque around 8 pm and did some grocery shopping.
I fell asleep in my chair and my animals are slowly forgiving me for being gone so long.
So far, I am not able to kick the post-storm chase blues. I may not go again, if this keeps up.