8/13/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning at the Duke City Hamfest again.  The only session I attended was another Skywarn Training, hosted by the Albuquerque NWS.  I like attending these, as I get referenced quite a bit for storms and storm chasing.

In the afternoon, I did some shopping and some cooking and cleaning.  I made jalapeno and cream cheese wrapped in turkey bacon, caprese, breakfast hash with hamburger, potatoes and peppers from my garden, and green Thai curry with ground turkey.

I also sat outside in the evening and posted to several of my blogs.  I also applied for a few more jobs on UpWork, so we will see how that goes.

Overall, it was a good day.  I will start at Magdalena tomorrow, and am looking forward to it.

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8/6/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out my morning with a five mile run.  My time was not fantastic, but it did feel good to go running again.  It had been almost a month since my last run, due to my travels and work schedule.

When I returned from running, I weeded the gardens for two hours.  I did so without a shirt, so my back is now nice and red.  I can’t wait to strap on my backpack this morning, as I’m sure that will feel great.  While I was out there, I replaced the batteries in the weather station, as the transmitter was having trouble reaching the receiver inside the house.

In the evening, I did some cooking and cleaning.  I made some delicious tuna steaks, seared and coated with pepper and Old Bay.

I also applied for a handful of jobs on UpWork, so we’ll see how that goes.  Some of them were really neat!  I also updated my amateur radio logbooks and sent a few QSL cards.

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6/29/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a busy day for me, even though I didn’t accomplish nearly as much as I had hoped to accomplish.

I spent the day applying for jobs on Upwork.  I had several good hits and one awkward interview that was probably a scam.  We’ll see how they pan out.

I also finished an application for a National Geographic Grant.  If I get that, I will have some funded storm chase time with some high school students.  We will see how that goes as well.

I ran a bunch of laundry, and did some general housework.  I swept off the sidewalk, as that hasn’t been done in ages.

I also did some reading and some paying of bills.  Nothing too exciting there.

Overall, it was an uneventful day.

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6/23/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by picking up the Crown Vic from the repair shop.  $959.09 for a new throttle body.  They kept my old one for a demonstration piece, but they showed me what happened.  It had so much carbon build up that it didn’t open properly, and the solenoid was wearing out.  That’s why it died on me on I-40.

After that, I had a nice lunch at Little Anita’s, which is a local New Mexican restaurant.  I had not been there before, but I ordered the steak tacos and was not disappointed.  Nothing special, but it was nice.

In the late afternoon, I submitted some more work for UpWork, clocking about another three hours. That contract is done for now, but I really liked doing the work. I was editing a text book.  I am hoping they will send me more chapters at a later time.

In the late evening, I went to the Bible Study at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I try to attend it on Friday evenings.  We have made most of our way through The Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White.

In the evening, I updated my Industrial Archaeology blog, as well as started working on a  YouTube Channel .

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6/22/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I dropped the Crown Vic off for a repair, as it was making a clicking noise, and it did die on me on I-40 a few days ago.

When I returned home, I spent a good part of the day working on an UpWork contract and cleaning up some stuff on my storm chase blog.  I added an entire page dedicated to my tornado intercepts, as I have never bothered to total any of them up.  It turns out I’ve seen 33 tornadoes, at least that I can remember, or wrote down that I saw.

Otherwise, it was an uneventful day.  I got a few things done around the house as well, but nothing worth writing about.

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6/21/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent some time cleaning up my house from my travels.  I did basic things like clean the cat litter boxes and aquarium, as well as ran a load of laundry.  I have a lot more cleaning to do, but that was a good start.

I also spent a few hours working on some contract work for UpWork.  I was pleased to get a few things knocked out on that project.

In the evening, I had dinner with an old friend of mine (David) and his brother.  We chatted radio, school, engineering and several other nerdy topics.

In the late evening, I took a walk around UNM’s campus, just to add a few steps to my FitBit.

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5/31/17: Daily Post

I am still battling depression.  I think it has settled in for the long haul.

I helped JoAnna plant her herb garden in the morning, and that was fun.  She has had the herbs for a while and was watering them by hand.  This new arrangement allows us to automate the watering process.  They look nice, too.

I went for a run, but it was shorter and slower than previous days.  With the igh humidity and still conditions, it was a bit miserable.

In the afternoon, I cooked some stir fry for the next few days, and. I also applied for some Upwork contracts and sent out some emails that neeed to be sent.

I have been fasting during the day for the most part.  I have a glass of chocolate milk in the morning, and then nothing during the day until after sundown.  Yesterday, I did eat something light in the late afternoon before dinner.

For dinner, I met JoAnna and Joey at her parents’ house for some chili.

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