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.
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.
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.