Yesterday, I started out by attending Sabbath School and Church at the Rio Rancho SDA Church. It was a big deal, as it was the last day for a guest pastor from Jamaica, so we wished him farewell.
In the afternoon, we met up with one of Joey’s friends and they played on some trampolines for a while.
In the evening, we had dinner at Annapurna’s and then went to see the Kipsies at Solid Grounds Coffee House. The Kipsies are one of my favorite acts to play at this place. They are a bluegrass band that plays all sorts of neat songs, including a bluegrass version of Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allen Poe.
Yesterday, I spent the morning at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church. I was able to attend the Sabbath School and the church service, which is always fun.
In the afternoon, we went and attended a friend’s birthday/retirement party. It was a great time, with two live bands, tons of good food and a crazy storm.
Speaking of a crazy storm, I watched a storm form from my house, just before we left for the party. I was looking southwest into the precipitation core and thought, “hmm… that storm has some nice structure…” Little did I know that this storm produced a tornado 25 miles from my house! I’m the worst storm chaser ever.
In the evening, we watched another band at the Solid Grounds Coffee House. I went out for a walk at the intermission and ended up getting rained and (BB-pea-sized) hailed on. My clothes are still soaked.
Yesterday, I attended the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist Church for Sabbath School, Church and Potluck. They started a new “Young Adults” Sabbath School class, and flattered me by considering me a young adult. The sermon was on Daniel 3, as we go through the book of Daniel over the next few weeks.
At potluck, I sat across the table from a lady who wanted to talk weather. About 3 pm, a storm rolled over the church, while we were still inside, chatting about the weather. We got hit with a strong downburst. During the potluck, we had propped the doors to the church open with a chair. That chair got launched into the parking lot, and everything on the bulletin boards inside was ripped off and strewn about. I’d estimate the winds were 50ish mph.
In the afternoon, I came home and took a nap.
In the evening, I did a bunch of housework while the others went to music at Solid Grounds. I rearranged the living room, ran several loads of laundry, washed a load of dishes and so on.
Yesterday was quite uneventful. I started out the day by attending the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church, where we began our study of Daniel 1. That part was interesting, though I was hurting for sleep and struggled a bit to stay awake.
After the service, we had a potluck, which was delicious as always. After potluck though, I came home and napped for several hours.
I woke up in time to go to the music at Solid Grounds Coffee House, which is always a good time. This time around, they featured the writer for “Wide Open Spaces,” the song made famous by the Dixie Chicks.
In the evening, I went to bed soon after I got home. I think I slept all day.
Yesterday was my first day tutoring in Albuquerque High. It was pretty neat, actually, as one of the tutors was someone I had worked with before at another school, and another tutor was one of my old students from Magdalena.
I did some work on the Dynamo project and also did some cleanup of my external hard drive and cell phones, as I have pictures scattered on all of these devices.
In the afternoon, I answered amateur radio questions for the folks at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church who are studying for their exams. After the study session, I attended the prayer meeting that they have every Friday night.
We watched Antz, but my lack of sleep caught up to me halfway through the movie.
Yesterday, I spent most of the day in an amateur radio class hosted by the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church. I was not expecting that to happen, but it did. As it turns out, several folks I know were leading a class at the church for the Pathfinders; some of the teachers didn’t know I knew amateur radio and some of them weren’t from the church and didn’t know I attended this church.
However, I did start my day out with a 4 mile run, and, while the time was awful, it felt good to get back out there again and run. It had been three weeks since my last run.
In the evening, I cooked, cleaned and shopped. I changed the cat boxes, added salt to the water softener, and played with my weather station to try to get it working.
Yesterday, I started the day by attending church at the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church. I didn’t attend Sabbath School, but that is about to change as the pastor and one of the elders approached me about making a devotional each week for Sabbath School. I said I wouldn’t be there a lot of weeks (I’m on the road a lot) and they said that would be fine. I gave them a list of dates I will be in town, and so my first one will be 9/23.
After church, I came home and slept. I am catching up on sleep I didn’t get all week.
In the evening, Joey and I went to Solid Grounds Coffee House to hear Roger Dale perform. He did pretty well, and it was a good show.
Then, in the late evening, Joey and I watched a few episodes of Justified.