Yesterday, I drove to Los Lunas to take my National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (NI-CLAD) exam. I had passed this exam years ago, but had let my certification lapse. Since letting my certification lapse, the exam changed. I did not do well on the practice questions, so I was not hopeful…
I PASSED IT ANYWAY!
It was a good day. After I passed the exam, I started driving home, only to realize that I had left things in the locker at the test center and had to return to Los Lunas to get them.
It was still an okay day. I then went to the junkyard at the south end of Albuquerque to browse around for car parts. I did that until the pouring rain hit.
I attended the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist prayer and reading group in the evening, where we studied a chapter of The Desire of Ages concerning the raising of Lazarus.
Yesterday, I spent the day prepping for my upcoming trip. I ran like four loads of laundry, cleaned the fish tank, cleaned the bathroom and kitchen, and so on, before packing my bags.
We did find out that the Durango leg of our trip was cancelled, so we are driving straight to Illinois instead.
In the evening, I went to the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church and attended another prayer session and study of the Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White. We are on Chapter 55, and had a lively discussion about the parable of the Good Samaritan.
In the late evening, we saw the International Space Station (ISS) pass overhead, and then we made some chips and dip, and watched Ghostbusters.
Yesterday, I started out the day by picking up the Crown Vic from the repair shop. $959.09 for a new throttle body. They kept my old one for a demonstration piece, but they showed me what happened. It had so much carbon build up that it didn’t open properly, and the solenoid was wearing out. That’s why it died on me on I-40.
After that, I had a nice lunch at Little Anita’s, which is a local New Mexican restaurant. I had not been there before, but I ordered the steak tacos and was not disappointed. Nothing special, but it was nice.
In the late afternoon, I submitted some more work for UpWork, clocking about another three hours. That contract is done for now, but I really liked doing the work. I was editing a text book. I am hoping they will send me more chapters at a later time.
In the late evening, I went to the Bible Study at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church. I try to attend it on Friday evenings. We have made most of our way through The Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White.
In the evening, I updated my Industrial Archaeology blog, as well as started working on a YouTube Channel .
I started out the day by commuting from Socorro to Rio Rancho, as I had spent the previous night at my brother’s house. Atrisco Heritage Academy and New Mexico Tech were off on Friday for “vernal holiday,” which everyone knew meant “Good Friday.”
In the morning, I chatted with JoAnna a bunch and then did a few chores around the house. I also mailed off a broken Bluetooth keyboard and got an estimate on a screen repair for an old tablet.
In the afternoon, I walked around Alameda and took photos of “Now Hiring” signs for an app that pays for these photos. I made around $4, and had a nice walk on a nice afternoon for my troubles.
In the evening, I attended the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church for their session on “Desire of Ages” by Ellen G. White.
Yesterday, I spent the day tutoring at Atrisco Heritage Academy. One of the cool things we did was listen to a DEA agent tell us about his experiences. He talked to the students about joining the DEA versus your standard anti-drug lecture.
After tutoring, I did a little shopping. I went through Cottonwood Mall, but found nothing even close to what I was looking for. I did find around 20 stores that were hiring, so I logged all of them in the JobSeeker app.
I returned home, and took Joey out to the desert to start teaching him how to drive a stick shift. He did very well!
At 7:00, I went to the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church for a study of Desire of Ages, by Ellen G. White. They do about an hour long event every Friday night, and this was my first time attending.
In the evening, I came home and worked on a puzzle with Joey and JoAnna before going to bed.