Yesterday, I spent the morning and the early afternoon in the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church. We had Sabbath School, church service, and then potluck, so it was a good day. The lesson was on Daniel 8, and we are working our way through Daniel one chapter at a time.
In the afternoon, I played with guns, cleaning a few of them up and unjamming my M1. I don’t know why, but sometimes it doesn’t extract, and the bolt remains locked. The only way to unjam it is to slam the bolt back by tapping it with a mallet until it unlocks. I disassembled the rifle entirely this time, and gave it a good cleaning. Hopefully, that will prevent future problems, though I will test it this spring.
In the evening, we went to Solid Grounds Coffee House and listened to some bluegrass music and had a good time.
I also learned that a former student of mine passed away on Thursday. I can’t really believe it. I just saw him a few months ago when he toured our department.
Yesterday was a strange day. I spent most of it depressed about my tutoring session on Friday. Looking at what my ACT scores would be, I would be ineligible for many colleges, including at least one where I have a degree.
Anyway, I laid in bed until after 3 pm, skipping Sabbath School, Church, and the Skywarn Recognition Day. My blog posts were dismal, as well.
I woke up in the afternoon and went to music at the Solid Grounds Coffee House and I felt a little less depressed.
I don’t know what my deal was (or is), but I am still fighting it.
Yesterday, I started out by attending Sabbath School and Church at the Rio Rancho SDA Church. It was a big deal, as it was the last day for a guest pastor from Jamaica, so we wished him farewell.
In the afternoon, we met up with one of Joey’s friends and they played on some trampolines for a while.
In the evening, we had dinner at Annapurna’s and then went to see the Kipsies at Solid Grounds Coffee House. The Kipsies are one of my favorite acts to play at this place. They are a bluegrass band that plays all sorts of neat songs, including a bluegrass version of Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allen Poe.
Yesterday, I spent the morning at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church. I was able to attend the Sabbath School and the church service, which is always fun.
In the afternoon, we went and attended a friend’s birthday/retirement party. It was a great time, with two live bands, tons of good food and a crazy storm.
Speaking of a crazy storm, I watched a storm form from my house, just before we left for the party. I was looking southwest into the precipitation core and thought, “hmm… that storm has some nice structure…” Little did I know that this storm produced a tornado 25 miles from my house! I’m the worst storm chaser ever.
In the evening, we watched another band at the Solid Grounds Coffee House. I went out for a walk at the intermission and ended up getting rained and (BB-pea-sized) hailed on. My clothes are still soaked.
Yesterday was quite uneventful. I started out the day by attending the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church, where we began our study of Daniel 1. That part was interesting, though I was hurting for sleep and struggled a bit to stay awake.
After the service, we had a potluck, which was delicious as always. After potluck though, I came home and napped for several hours.
I woke up in time to go to the music at Solid Grounds Coffee House, which is always a good time. This time around, they featured the writer for “Wide Open Spaces,” the song made famous by the Dixie Chicks.
In the evening, I went to bed soon after I got home. I think I slept all day.
Yesterday, I started the day by attending church at the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church. I didn’t attend Sabbath School, but that is about to change as the pastor and one of the elders approached me about making a devotional each week for Sabbath School. I said I wouldn’t be there a lot of weeks (I’m on the road a lot) and they said that would be fine. I gave them a list of dates I will be in town, and so my first one will be 9/23.
After church, I came home and slept. I am catching up on sleep I didn’t get all week.
In the evening, Joey and I went to Solid Grounds Coffee House to hear Roger Dale perform. He did pretty well, and it was a good show.
Then, in the late evening, Joey and I watched a few episodes of Justified.
Yesterday, I spent some time with Joey, so that was good. We went to a car show at the local Baptist church and saw a few neat cars. There weren’t many cars there, but there was a row of Mustangs and a Nova that had been set up as a drag racing car.
We tried to go to the junkyard, but as it turns out that you must have a government ID to enter, which Joey did not. Instead, we had lunch at Annapurna before going to music at Solid Grounds Coffee House in the evening.
Before going to bed, we watched Blue Streak and ate chips and salsa, so it was a good night.