6/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I attended Sabbath School and church at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  The Sabbath School teachers were new, and were quite well-versed in the scriptures and history.  Church service was an introduction to Esther and Daniel, as they will begin the study of Esther next week.  I will be on the road.

In the afternoon, I did some reading and some writing.  I have a new short-story idea that I will probably never share on here, but I am writing it anyway.  I also chatted with a few old friends.

I played on 20 meters a bit, giving the rig a good test before my road trip.  I made a few shipboard contacts and one or two in the Alabama QSO Party.

In the evening, we went to the Solid Grounds Coffee House and watched a bluegrass band play.  I can’t remember their names, but their fiddle player was phenomenal.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

Still depressed, not battling it any more.

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5/6/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I attended the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist Sabbath School and church service.  I was late to Sabbath School, but was glad I showed up anyhow.

In the afternoon, I sat outside with JoAnna.  She buried a soaker hose in her herb garden and I just talked to her while she worked.  I’m lazy like that.

In the evening, we attended the music at Solid Grounds Coffee House.  This week featured a bluegrass band called “Coyote Crossing” and they were pretty good.

After the music, we went back to JoAnna’s parents’ apartment for ice cream and conversation.

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4/29/17: Daily Post

I have been really busy the last few days and have been unable to post, it seems.  Our juniors and seniors were finishing up their final presentations for Friday, and I spent time with them going over their presentations.

Yesterday, I was in a blah mood, and ended up late to church.  I still went, however.

In the afternoon, I did some reading.

In the evening, Joey and I went to Solid Grounds Coffee House to hear music, as we often do on Saturday evenings.  Afterwards, we went to JoAnna’s parents’ house for ice cream.

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4/22/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I was late to Sabbath School again, and even a few minutes late to church, but I did arrive.  The sermon was led by the church school, and they did a play and several songs with bells.

In the afternoon, I did some reading and then picked up Joey from the library.  Then, we drove to the Solid Grounds Coffee House for music and a visit with Joey’s grandparents.

The evening was relatively slow.  I did a bit more reading and that was about it.

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4/8/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a bit frustrating.  I started out by trying to participate in the NM QSO Party on amateur radio.  Last year, I won the mobile contest by visiting eight counties, and making 190 contacts.  This year, after almost two hours, I only had seven in the log, three of which were other NM stations asking if anyone was having any luck.  I decided it wasn’t worth burning the gas.  20 meters had exactly no signals on it at all.  I talked to a friend of mine and he said he heard no signals on 20 meters either.  I did my contacts on 40 meters, having heard nothing on 20.

I decided to quit too late to go to church, unfortunately.  However, I did have a nice visit with JoAnna’s parents.  We decided to go to their house and have lunch before the music at the Solid Grounds Coffee House in the evening.

Overall, it was a good day, in spite of its frustrating start.

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3/25/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning attending the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist Church for both Sabbath School and church.  It was the first time I had attended their Sabbath School, and it was a good day to pick.  Yesterday was 13th Sabbath, so I was able to get a quarterly for the upcoming quarter, and have started working on it.

After church, I helped Joey take down his model car display at the local library.  It was up for almost a month, and he had quite a few people comment that they liked the display.

When we returned home, we went for a short (4 mile) bike ride around the neighborhood.  I added two GPS-tracked bike rides to my biking page.  There have been other bike rides, but some of them were not tracked properly.

In the late afternoon, I put my weather camera online!  You can see it here:  https://www.wunderground.com/webcams/WU-934542/1/show.html .  I need to reroute the USB cord, as it currently runs through the middle of the floor.

In the evening, I played in the WPX amateur radio contest, making around 20 contacts.  I will play in this contest for a bit today as well.

We also attended another music concert at Solid Grounds Coffee House.  While I was there, JoAnna’s mother returned a book I had loaned to her and also loaned me a book as well.  I think this may become a tradition!

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3/18/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church.  The sermon was about prayer, and gave quite a few biblical examples of when prayer was used.

In the afternoon, I helped JoAnna move a sewing machine and table to our house.  It was bought in 1953 and is still in working order.  It is a Singer, and the table was made for it.

In the evening, Joey and I went to the Solid Grounds Coffee House for music.  This week’s band was called Jug O’ Punch, and they were an Irish band.  I’m not much into Irish music, but it was a fun time anyway.

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