7/11/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent part of the day on a field trip to 29th street with the students at the SSP.  Actually, that’s only partially true.  I spent it with the TA’s, as we had a participant free lunch at Zolo Grill.

In the evening, I took another unscheduled nap.  I had things to do, and I did none of them.  Now, I’m awake and still cranking through things.  I still have more to do, but will call it a night soon.

I did manage to log an hour backing up stuff for the Dynamo project.  I am way behind on keeping up with this project.

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6/13/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I took a trip to Socorro to get a few things done at NMT before heading to Boulder for most of the summer.  I spent about four hours working on Dynamo-related work, and a little time working on chemical engineering projects.

In the afternoon, I did some playing around in GIMP, though I have a lot to learn there.  There is only so much I can do to clean up old, poorly-taken photos, but GIMP does have a lot of capabilities.  I’ll see what I can do.

In the evening, Joey and I watched two episodes of Justified, though I was struggling to stay awake.

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6/10/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I had intended to go for a bike ride, but  it was already too hot at 6 am.  Instead, I did some lounging around, doing nothing.

I started out the day by posting to my collection of blogs.  I updated the running page on here to reflect all of the running I did while storm chasing.  I also added a graphic to show the states I have been running through.

I took the Crown Vic in for a much-needed oil change as well.  I wanted to do it myself, but by the time I totaled up the cost of the oil, Firestone could do it cheaper.

In the evening, I did some grocery shopping and some writing.  I added another chapter to the novel I started back in February.  I also did some work for the Sodium Dynamo project.

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6/8/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Socorro.  I was able to finish out an Upwork project, as well as work on the dynamo project.

I worked in the Unit Ops lab as well.  I tested a heating jacket and a heating water line.  The jacket worked fine.  The heating line was rated at 55 C.  When the temperature reached 62 C, the line burst and began to flood the room.  I was a few doors down and didn’t catch it right away, so I had a giant clean up on my hands!

I spent the night in Socorro at my brother’s house.  That meant I got to hang out with his family for a few minutes yesterday evening.

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6/1/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I commuted down to Socorro for a meeting and to get a few things done around the department.   It wasn’t terribly exciting.  I caught up with the department administrative assistant, as well as the sodium dynamo group.  I forgot to invoice the dynamo group, but I’ll do that next week.

I also inventoried the chemical stock in the Unit Operations Lab.  I am making a spread sheet in Google Documents that will keep track of what chemicals we have and their SDS information.  I just want to stay on top of this, rather than trying to catch up.

In the evening, I did a few housework items and then watched some Justified with Joey.

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4/24/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was hectic as I tried to scheule all that needed to be scheduled.  I now have a drug test and a physical today, a first aid training Saturday and perhaps a Defensive Driving course Thursday.  I will pick up nearly 50 dozen donuts Thursday as well, for the fundraiser the students held for the storm chase.

In the afternoon, I ended up missing my final trip to St. Mary’s, as I filled out paperwork in Magdalena.  However, my two students went and said it was a good time.

In the evening, I putzed in the garden for a few minutes.  I also put in a hour or so against an Upwork contract, and an hour or so in work on the sodium dynamo.

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4/1/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, we started out the morning by venturing on an 18 mile bike ride down to Tingley Beach and back.  It took us a little over two hours, so it was a relaxing ride.

In the early afternoon, I had back-to-back in-person tutoring sessions for Varsity Tutors.  The first student was a no-show, so I worked on stuff for the Dynamo project instead.  The second one was there, so I did some tutoring.

In the evening, I went to JoAnna’s parents’ house for Easter dinner, which was wonderful.  We had lamb, asparagus and yams.

I ended up leaving early, as I had a bad headache (probably from dehydration- not drinking enough water during the bike ride).  I called it an early night,  and overslept this morning.  I’m finally feeling better, however.

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