12/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a relatively routine day.  I did some grocery shopping and cooking, then cleaned the kitchen when I was finished.

I did go for a brief run, only making it one mile before it became dark.  I don’t like to run in the dark, but I don’t mind walking in the dark.  I walked back to a park near my house and did three chin ups before walking home.  I’ve never done three, but yesterday I was able to do two in a row, then rest for a second before doing the third.  I was pleased with that!

I did one 15 minute varsity tutoring session to help a student with their fractional exponents problems.  It took me a minute to work through them, but once I figured out the trick, it was no big deal.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

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11/12/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a four mile run.  It felt good to get out for run, especially considering Saturday night’s debacle where I only an one mile.  I will update my running page soon.

In the afternoon, I worked on moving my weather station from the shed to the house.  With it located on the shed, it routinely loses contact with the base station, unless I have brand new, fresh batteries.  Moving the station closer to the house means I won’t have to change batteries quite so often, and perhaps fewer missed packets.  (EDIT:  I received a message a few minutes ago that my station was down again.  I’ll have to investigate when I get home).

In the evening, I went to Flying Star and did some writing.  I had their sweet and spicy macaroni and cheese, and read two chapters of Atlas Shrugged as well as finished out the devotional I will give on 11/25.

Overall, I had a productive day.

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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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9/24/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a six mile run.  It felt good to get back out there and run again, as it had been almost two weeks.  I might have been able to run little farther, but six miles seemed like a good place to stop.

After my run, I worked in my garden for about two hours.  I weeded the sweet potatoes, harvested tomatoes, beans, okra, squash and peppers, and also cut some high weeds (with pruning shears) that were growing in the row.

In the afternoon, JoAnna and I chatted a bunch, then went to the junkyard.  At the junkyard, we picked up another gas cap for the Crown Vic.  I bought a cheap-o one from Walmart, and it didn’t seal properly, so hopefully, this one will do better.

In the evening, we had dinner at Annapurna and then finished up our grocery shopping for the week.  When we returned home, I did a bunch of cooking and then called it a night.

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9/14/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day tutoring in Magdalena.  I ended up skipping the Boys and Girls Ranches tutoring, as I was in a conference call with the Society for Industrial Archeology (SIA), as I serve on their board of directors.

After Magdalena and the conference call, I had a Varsity Tutors session, where I tutored Physics.  I don’t even know how many sessions I’ve had with this student, but she seems to learn from me.

In the evening, I went to my brother’s house and fell asleep on his couch while my laundry tumbled away in the dryer, as per usual.

I did add one more route to my running page.

Overall, it was an uneventful day.

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9/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going on a 4 mile run around my neighborhood.  It felt good to get back out there and run, as Saturday was pretty lazy.

After that, I did a little housework before meeting with one of my students on Varsity Tutors.  We had an hour and a half lesson in Physics.

In the late afternoon, JoAnna and I did some grocery shopping, and went on a quick date to Whole Foods for dinner.  We sat outside and chatted until well after dark, before heading home.

In the evening, I did some cooking and finished processing the green chile from last week.  I had peeled all of it, but had not yet run all of it through the food processor.  Now, it’s all finished.

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9/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was our last day at this year’s Grant County Rock and Gem show in Silver City, NM.

I started out the day with a 45 minute (3.62 mile) run.  My run time was slow, but I stopped to take quite a few photos and submit “Now Hiring” signs to JobSeeker.

After my run, we went to the rock show.  I ducked out for part of it in an attempt to do some online tutoring.  Instead, I had all sorts of audio problems, so I cancelled the rest of my tutoring appointments for the day, rather than continuously fight these problems.  Hopefully, the students will agree to the rescheduled times.

In the evening, we drove back to Socorro.  We stopped several times along NM 152, as it is a scenic drive.  First stop was the Silver Fire site, which overlooked a good chunk of the Gila National Forest.

While we were there, we found a geocache.

The next stop was near an old bridge.  Unfortunately for us, the name plates had been removed, so we have no idea when the bridge was constructed.

The final stop was along the Percha creek.  We walked along a former road bridge that crossed the canyon formed by the Percha creek.  We also looked for a geocache here, but, as the sun set, the light became too little to continue our search.

Overall, this was a great trip, and I look forward to next year’s adventure down here.

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