8/6/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out my morning with a five mile run.  My time was not fantastic, but it did feel good to go running again.  It had been almost a month since my last run, due to my travels and work schedule.

When I returned from running, I weeded the gardens for two hours.  I did so without a shirt, so my back is now nice and red.  I can’t wait to strap on my backpack this morning, as I’m sure that will feel great.  While I was out there, I replaced the batteries in the weather station, as the transmitter was having trouble reaching the receiver inside the house.

In the evening, I did some cooking and cleaning.  I made some delicious tuna steaks, seared and coated with pepper and Old Bay.

I also applied for a handful of jobs on UpWork, so we’ll see how that goes.  Some of them were really neat!  I also updated my amateur radio logbooks and sent a few QSL cards.

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7/12/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by running five miles. I had wanted to go farther, but it was really humid.  It wasn’t hot, but humid.  A large cirrus shield from the overnight convection kept the moisture locked in place.  Anyway, I stopped running after five miles and had to walk another three back home.  I posted a screen shot of this run on my running page.

In the afternoon, I did a little housework and some work on the sodium dynamo project.

I also tested out my Yaesu FT-857D amateur radio that I had sent away for a repair, and recently received.  It still seems noisy, but band conditions were not great on 20 meters.  I did make two contacts in a brief amount of time, and had a good path to Pennsylvania for whatever reason.  Before the repair, contacts were impossible, so perhaps it is fixed.

In the evening, we went to a Landmark event. I had not attended one in a long time, so it was good to see some of my old friends.

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7/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the majority of the day outside.  I started out by going for an 8.1 mile run around Rio Rancho.  It got pretty hot along the way.  However, 8.1 miles is the farthest I’ve ever run.  It wasn’t quite continuous, as I had to stop and tie my shoe, and I also found random neat things along the way (wheel weights, a wrench extension, etc.) so I’d stop momentarily to pick them up.

Once I returned from my run, I worked in the garden for a while.  I weeded the second large bed, and set up a soaker hose.  I will plant 24 sweet potato plants there in a few minutes.

In the evening, I worked on my amateur radio logbooks.  I still have quite a few QSL cards here that need to be logged, sent and organized.  I logged another 30 or so that did not require me to send a response.  Today, I will go through more of the SASEs.

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7/2/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by trying to photograph the International Space Station (ISS) pass at 5:22 am.  I saw it, but was unable to photograph it, unfortunately.  There will be another pass tomorrow, almost directly overhead (86 degrees), so I’ll try again.

After that, I ran for 6.67 miles.  I hadn’t been on a run in quite a few days, so it felt good to get out and run again.

Once I returned from my run, I spent several hours weeding and cleaning up my garden.  I have been disappointed in it so far this year, and have semi-avoided working in it for the last week or two.  However, I cleaned things up yesterday, and will hopefully stay ahead of it in the weeks to come.

In the afternoon, I did some grocery shopping, though I will do more today.  I also photographed my entire folder of car repair receipts and threw them away.  I am trying to clean up my house and make it as paper-free as possible.  I updated my car blog as I did this, so that I have that information in multiple places, electronically.

In the evening, I updated my DX4Win logs, and have now caught up on all of my amateur radio logbooks.  I will start sending out QSL cards this week, and hopefully catch up on that project as well.

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6/28/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a 3.46 mi, 40 minute run, even though the temperature was quite warm.  I might have been able to go for longer, but I was afraid of overdoing things in the heat.

I spent part of the day working on a few projects around storm chasing.  I worked on a grant application from National Geographic and sent a few emails concerning a possible LabVIEW opportunity.

In the evening, I had dinner at Havana Restaurant, a Cuban restaurant, with my friends Laura and Ryan.  I had not seen them since last summer, so it was good to catch up with them.

In the late evening, I tried to photograph a few Iridium events (19 and 72), but was unable to do so, though I saw both of them moving.

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6/19/17: Daily Post

We arrived in Rio Rancho in the early morning hours.  Rather than go to sleep, I started getting things done around the house and unpacking from our trip.

About midday, I went for a two-ish mile run.  It was already quite warm, so that was about as far as I could go.

My air conditioner froze up, so I spent some time defrosting it.  We also started running the second one.  It was nearly 100 F outside, and 92 F inside.

In the afternoon, I did some grocery shopping.  Then, we went to Tucanos to celebrate my birthday as a family.

After that, I called it a night and went to bed.

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6/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started the day by running eight miles.  It is the longest run I have ever taken.

After my run, I did some shopping and then some cooking in preparation for our road trip over the next two weeks.  I cooked three stir fries (15 meals).

I have been messing with my weather station a lot over the past few days.  For whatever reason, the transmitter is not able to get a signal into the house like it used to.  I changed the batteries, and still no luck.  I found that moving the receiver closer to the transmitter helped, so I may mount the receiver closer.  It’s annoying though, because it used to work just fine.

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