6/6/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day at NMT, working on Chemical Engineering stuff.  I have been updating our chemical inventory logs and updating a few things in the Unit Ops lab.

I spent part of the day rewiring the batch reactor.  I had borrowed parts from it for several different experiments, so it needed to be repaired.  I thought I had a problem with the heater relay, but that might not be the case.  I will look into that more tomorrow.

In the evening, I did a bunch of work for my Upwork contract.  I finished reading the textbook for the class I am advising for this program, and I will soon finish up the test questions.

Overall, it was a good day.

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3/7/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent a good part of the day in meetings. I started out the day meeting with the Physics department about the status of the Cavendish experiment. Soon after that, I went to a meeting with the Dynamo programmer and picked up the latest version of the software. I thought we had a department meeting, so I rushed over to that, only to find that it had been cancelled.

In the afternoon, I did some work in one of the chemical engineering labs and signed some paperwork as well. I took some pictures of serial numbers for inentory purposes, and chatted with a few students.

We also had a faculty candidate presentation, which dealt with electronic materials and quantum dots.

In the evening, JoAnna and I drove to Deming in preparation for the Deming Rock and Gem show.

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2/27/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day tutoring and working on various projects. The day started out by working in Magdalena, tutoring until the early afternoon.

I left Magdalena, picked up one of my students, and then we drove to St. Mary’s in Belen to tutor robotics. Normally, one of my students drive, but he was unable to do so this week, so I ended up returning to Socorro with the other student, missing the bus and staying the night in Socorro.

Once I returned to Socorro, I did some work on the dynamo project, the Cavendish project, and updating software in the computer lab. I also wrote another article for the school newspaper, Paydirt.

Overall, it was a productive day. I can’t believe it is March tomorrow.

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2/18/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by running a little over five miles. It felt good to get out and run again. However, along my run, the weather became windy. When I returned home, I did no outdoor activities.

In the afternoon, I had planned to meet one of my tutoring students, but I think he has changed his plans and is no longer requesting tutoring. Even so, I was able to get some work done for the dynamo project, so all was not lost.

I also did some grocery shopping, housework, and laundry done in the evening.

I spent too much time arguing with folks on Facebook, but other than that, it was a good day.

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2/17/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church. I gave the devotional, and then led my first Sabbath School class. This week’s lesson was on tithing, and we had some good discussions.

In the late afternoon, JoAnna, Joey and I went to Annapurna for tea. While I was there, I wrote several chapters in my latest fiction novel, and was quite pleased with my progress.

I also added a “LabVIEW” section under engineering, as well as the “Cavendish Experiment” under that tab. I will add more LabVIEW projects in the future.

In the evening, we went to Solid Grounds Coffee House, as we normally do on Saturday nights. This week, there was a guitarist that was pretty good, though I can’t remember his name.

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1/21/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the bulk of the day cleaning my house. I made a huge dent in my house, and it is actually starting to come together nicely. I hung up all of the pictures and posters that have been sitting in the living room since 2011, did a thorough cleaning of the living room, and now, there are places to sit down in my house.

In the afternoon, I did two tutoring sessions for Varsity Tutors. The first one was an in-person session. We met at the Taylor Ranch library. Unfortunately, our whispering was too loud for the man gambling away his social security check on online bingo, so we left after an hour. However, we will meet again next week at the Flying Star instead.

I also did an online session for one of my long-time students, which went well.

In the evening, I also did a little work for the Dynamo project, as I went through some more online training.

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1/16/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning in Magdalena, tutoring AVID and Math Analysis.  After that, I went to several tutoring meetings to develop a schedule for this semester.  I think we are settled on one at this point.

After the tutoring meetings, I met with the Physics Department about work that needs to be done there this semester.  I am excited to continue doing LabVIEW work with those folks.

In the afternoon, I drove to St. Mary’s Catholic school in Belen and started working with the 4th-8th graders on robotics.  They are using the VEX system, so I am learning that as well.  I had a lot of fun working with these students and am looking forward to next Tuesday.

In the evening, I did spent some time going through the NI Forums and downloading NI Vision, and will play with that program soon.  I also started cleaning up my lecture notes and classwork for instrumentation lab.

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