Yesterday, we had another day at the show in Moab, UT. I started out the day by helping set up, then walking to the Moab Seventh Day Adventist church, about two miles away.
The church was nice and the people were quite friendly. They invited me to stay for potluck, which I did. I ended up chatting with all of the children, especially one of the girls, who was interested in all aspects of science.
In the afternoon, I helped at the show some more, and then we set up camp again at the KOA. It was considerably colder yesterday as compared to Friday, so we ducked into the van a little earlier at night. I read a chapter in Atlas Shrugged and did a little editing of a book that I wrote a few years ago.
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 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.
*I forgot to post this yesterday* Stay tuned as I will have another post in a bit.
On Saturday, I spent the morning helping Trunk Shows New Mexico with their booth at the Grant County Gem and Mineral Show.
After setting up the booth, I went to the Silver City Seventh Day Adventist church. This is a small church not too far from my hotel. They are a tight-knit group, and many of them remembered me from last year. They also have potluck every week, which is pretty neat.
In the afternoon and evening, Joey and I played outside with a playground ball until I could barely stand up. Then, we went swimming in the hotel pool.
Yesterday, I spent the day prepping for my upcoming trip. I ran like four loads of laundry, cleaned the fish tank, cleaned the bathroom and kitchen, and so on, before packing my bags.
We did find out that the Durango leg of our trip was cancelled, so we are driving straight to Illinois instead.
In the evening, I went to the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church and attended another prayer session and study of the Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White. We are on Chapter 55, and had a lively discussion about the parable of the Good Samaritan.
In the late evening, we saw the International Space Station (ISS) pass overhead, and then we made some chips and dip, and watched Ghostbusters.
Yesterday, I went to Sabbath School and Church at the Rio Grande Seventh Day Adventist church. As usual, it was a good time. In particular, they gave their 4th of July session. Typically, this is given the weekend nearest Independence Day, but for some reason, it was delayed. They focused on Francis Scott Key and writing the National Anthem as part of the sermon.
In the late afternoon and evening, JoAnna and I had a date night to Annapurna’s and then for a nice walk around the UNM campus. Along our walk, we saw quite a few ducks, mice, rabbits, turtles and one bullfrog that took a while to find. We had a great time.
Overnight, we lost power, and so I spent part of this morning in recovery mode, rebooting computers and restarting my weather station. I will need to invest in an UPS at some point to save me this trouble.
Yesterday, I started out the day by driving to the Camp Meeting, which was an event hosted by the Texaco Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. It was held just north of Ruidoso, so I left Socorro early in the morning.
I attended Sabbath School, Church and an afternoon session. In the late afternoon, severe storms had developed across much of the state, including one cell just south of my location, passing through Ruidoso. I headed south to Ruidoso, then northeast along US-70 to chase this storm. It fell apart soon after my northeastern turn, so I ended up punching the core and driving home.