6/14/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I was supposed to go for a bike ride, but it was hot and a bit humid, so I instead worked on a few things around the house.

In the afternoon, JoAnna and I did some light shopping.  I had to run a few errands, and she had to take care of a few things for the elderly lady she assists.  We had some Albertson’s coupons, so we picked up quite a few things really cheaply- $5 off vegetables, $5 off meat, $5 off sushi, so we got all three.  I also picked up a micro-SD card at Walmart.

In the evening, I moved quite a few apps to the micro-SD card on my phone to try and boost its performance.  It seems to be working alright.  JoAnna and I also went for a walk around the park, as we have been doing in the evenings.

We also did some cooking- we tried making zucchini tacos, but it came out very Italian instead.  They were good, either way.

Joey and I then watched two episodes of Justified.

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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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6/3/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I did a bunch of housework in the morning.  I ran some laundry, cleaned the cat boxes and so on, as this had not been done while I was storm chasing.

In the afternoon, Joey and I went storm chasing.  Our house was in the 2% Tornado Threat Ring and Slight Risk area, so we waited until storms began to fire before we took off after them.  We did not see any tornadoes, but we did go through some several inch deep pea to dime sized hail in several places.

In the evening, I did some grocery shopping, then came home and finished out Season 5 of Justified with Joey.  I fell asleep on the couch with the dog curled up on my lap.

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4/10/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at Magdalena tutoring.  I met with my storm chase group and checked up on our fundraisers.  We also took a group photo and chatted about storms for a bit.

In the afternoon, I rode up to Belen to St. Mary’s and tutored robotics.  There was some other event happening, so a few of the students weren’t there.  However, we talked about winding down this semester, and what needs to happen by the end of the year.

In the evening, I did a bunch of writing on my Upwork contact.  I have one contact that expires tomorrow, and I need to get it closed out.

Joey and I also watched an episode of Justified.  We just started Season 5.

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3/28/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day, and today will only be busier.

I spent the morning in meetings.  I first met with the physics department about the Cavendish experiment.  We are nearly done this semester’s iterations of that system, and will probably move it to another part of the lab before doing any more upgrades.

Then, I went to a meeting with the dynamo programmer and got my weekly update on what was happening with that project.  I’ll update all of my documents later tonight on that project.

In the afternoon, I updated computers and worked on my UpWork contract until it was time to teach instrumentation.

I taught instrumentation and then did a few more computer updates before doing Upwork stuff on the commute home.

In the evening, Joey and I watched another episode of Justified.

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3/27/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day working on projects around the department.  I have updated many of the computers, and will work on a few more today.  While I waited for the computers to update, I also worked on an Upwork contract.  I would set up the computers to download and install software, then type for a bit, then check on the computers.

In the afternoon, my students bailed on helping with the robotics group.  Instead, I drove up alone.  I talked to my parents along the commute, which was nice.

Robotics went alright.  Two of the three groups have working robots, and the third is still a bit behind.  They keep building pieces to put on the robot, but haven’t finished several of the major parts, and we keep having to convince them to give up pieces to put on the main robot.  It needs to have a claw to pick up things, and that is incomplete.

In the evening, Joey and I watched several episodes of Justified.  When JoAnna got home, we did some catching up from the last few days of work.

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3/2/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the entire day working in the Unit Operations lab, rearranging things, updating computers and just generally improving the lab. I’m actually really excited about the way it will be when it is finished.

In the afternoon, I worked on a new Upwork Contract and confirmed some Sunday appointments for Varsity Tutors. I also had a meeting about the sodium dynamo. I need to be careful this year and make sure to set aside money for my taxes, as I have quite a few side contracts these days.

In the evening, Joey and I started season 4 of Justified. That show is awesome.

I called it an early evening, as I have been a bit tired the last few days. I think I may be fighting off sickness, so I tend to get more rest when I think I’m under attack.

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