8/12/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day at the Duke City Hamfest, Albuquerque’s largest annual ham radio event.

At Duke City Hamfest, I attended a lecture on coaxial cable, another on STEM projects that happened this summer at Valley High School, an ARRL Forum, and another on kit building in remote locations.  The instructor of the last session has a hobby of building radio and electronic kits at parks, libraries and restaurants, which proves that you don’t need a fancy bench and all to be a “homebrewer” of electronics.

After the final presentation, I went into a class where we built a small 20 meter transceiver.  I have not tested it yet, but I think it looks good.  This particular kit had no soldering involved.  I will test the transmit side, as I do not have a high impedance set of earphones for the receive side.

In the evening, we went to Solid Grounds Coffee House and listened to Eileen and Cross Country, which was an excellent country band.  I highly recommend this band, if you ever get a chance to hear them.

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8/5/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a good day.  I started out the day by attending the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church for both Sabbath School and regular church service.  While I was there, one of the ladies at the church invited me over for Sabbath lunch.

When I arrived, there were quite a few members of our church in attendance.  We all sat down to eat, and the food was delicious.  The hosts were from Trinidad, so all of the food had a Caribbean zest to it.  I had a fruit called “bitter lemon” or “bitter melon” that was pretty good.  I had tasted it once before, as apparently, it is also a Filipino dish, but had forgotten about it until this meal.

In the afternoon, I took a long nap.  I am low on some of my vitamins, and it shows.

In the evening, we went to music at the Solid Grounds Coffee House.  While there, I went for a walk during the intermission and took a photo of the sunset.

In the late evening, Joey and I watched three episodes of Justified.  We are in Season 2, and it is as good as I remember.

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7/8/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out by remotely attending a Society for Industrial Archeology board meeting.  I checked in via my phone on my way to Santa Fe.

In Santa Fe, I attended the Skywarn Training, led by Kerry Jones.  He does a great job, and I’ve attended several of his training sessions.   He referenced me several times in the talk as a fellow storm chaser.

I drove back from Santa Fe, and stopped to go for a long walk in Bernalillo.  I knew I had eaten too much, and I did my best to walk off the calories.  I overdid it slightly, and ended up taking a nap when I got home.

After my nap, Joey and I went to the music show at the Solid Grounds Coffee House.  It wasn’t the same without the whole group there, but we still had a good time.

In the late evening, I posted several updates to this blog, including monthly updates for April, May and June, as well as one of my running screenshots.

I started using MapMyRun again, as I am having trouble with FitBit accurately representing my path, even though it gets the mileage and times right.  It can’t seem to map it correctly.  I promise I’ve gone on quite a few runs since 1/2/17, though my page doesn’t accurately represent them.

Joey and I also finished up the first season of Justified.

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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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