12/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning and the early afternoon in the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  We had Sabbath School, church service, and then potluck, so it was a good day.  The lesson was on Daniel 8, and we are working our way through Daniel one chapter at a time.

In the afternoon, I played with guns, cleaning a few of them up and unjamming my M1.  I don’t know why, but sometimes it doesn’t extract, and the bolt remains locked.  The only way to unjam it is to slam the bolt back by tapping it with a mallet until it unlocks.  I disassembled the rifle entirely this time, and gave it a good cleaning.  Hopefully, that will prevent future problems, though I will test it this spring.

In the evening, we went to Solid Grounds Coffee House and listened to some bluegrass music and had a good time.

I also learned that a former student of mine passed away on Thursday.  I can’t really believe it. I just saw him a few months ago when he toured our department.

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11/25/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by leading the Sabbath School devotional at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I talked about the Sabbath, and what it meant to me as a child and then again as an adult.

After the church service, I did a little writing in my NaNoWriMo project, as well as updated my amateur radio logbook.

In the evening, I met up with my family at the River of Lights festival in Albuquerque.  They had decorated the biopark for Christmas, with tons and tons of Christmas lights.  It was a neat thing to see.

After that, we came home, had some Thanksgiving leftovers and called it a night.

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11/11/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I led the Sabbath School at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I gave a brief speech on veterans and told a story that my grandfather told me about World War II.  After church, I stuck around for potluck.

In the afternoon and evening, I rested a lot.  I am fighting off a cold and was having trouble focusing on anything at all.  I tried to go for a run in the late afternoon, but my headphones were not working properly, so it just frustrated me.

In the evening, I played around in the SSB Sprint amateur radio contest, making nine contacts on 40 meters, including Mexico and Hawaii.  I did some light grocery shopping and then went to bed after attempting to write in my woefully-behind NaNoWriMo project.

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11/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I went to Sabbath School and Church at the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church.  Overall, it was a good time.  Next week, I will lead the Veteran’s Day service.

In the afternoon, I did some writing.  I caught up on my NaNoWriMo project, though did not get ahead (which I had intended to do yesterday.)  I was able to put in around 3000 words though, which caught me up to where I need to be.

In the evening, I went for a 2.7 mile run, though it was not at a fast pace.  I did enjoy running though, as I have not been running in over a month.  I will try to go for another one sometime today as well.

In the late evening, I spent some time doing housework.  I cooked quite a few meals, and ran several loads of laundry.

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10/7/17: Daily Post

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.

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9/30/17: Daily Post

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.

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9/23/17: Daily Post

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.

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