6/8/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Socorro.  I was able to finish out an Upwork project, as well as work on the dynamo project.

I worked in the Unit Ops lab as well.  I tested a heating jacket and a heating water line.  The jacket worked fine.  The heating line was rated at 55 C.  When the temperature reached 62 C, the line burst and began to flood the room.  I was a few doors down and didn’t catch it right away, so I had a giant clean up on my hands!

I spent the night in Socorro at my brother’s house.  That meant I got to hang out with his family for a few minutes yesterday evening.

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6/6/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day at NMT, working on Chemical Engineering stuff.  I have been updating our chemical inventory logs and updating a few things in the Unit Ops lab.

I spent part of the day rewiring the batch reactor.  I had borrowed parts from it for several different experiments, so it needed to be repaired.  I thought I had a problem with the heater relay, but that might not be the case.  I will look into that more tomorrow.

In the evening, I did a bunch of work for my Upwork contract.  I finished reading the textbook for the class I am advising for this program, and I will soon finish up the test questions.

Overall, it was a good day.

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6/5/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in a surreal state.  I was super tired, but then also wanting to be super productive.  I bounced between sleeping in my chair and working on Upwork, Chemical Engineering, or SSP related projects.

I was able to knock out a few important tasks for SSP.  I’m trying to get rolling with things there, but sometimes I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do.  Anyway, by this time next year, I’ll be doing much better with it.

I also started logging some of my amateur radio contacts from the storm chase.  I have a long ways to go on that project as well.

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5/24/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I bid farewell to my awesome storm chase crew.  I really love those guys and hope they will join me next year.  I really, really miss them already.

I also have had a smashing migraine for several days now.  My crew took care of me all night and yesterday morning.  They paid for the hotel for another night, just so I didn’t have to get out of bed.  I’ve never had a headache this bad and last this long.  I even have some minor chest pains with it and am nauseous.  I forced myself to eat yesterday evening.

Yesterday evening, I was able to do several hours of work against an Upwork contract, so that was good.

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4/24/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was hectic as I tried to scheule all that needed to be scheduled.  I now have a drug test and a physical today, a first aid training Saturday and perhaps a Defensive Driving course Thursday.  I will pick up nearly 50 dozen donuts Thursday as well, for the fundraiser the students held for the storm chase.

In the afternoon, I ended up missing my final trip to St. Mary’s, as I filled out paperwork in Magdalena.  However, my two students went and said it was a good time.

In the evening, I putzed in the garden for a few minutes.  I also put in a hour or so against an Upwork contract, and an hour or so in work on the sodium dynamo.

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4/17/18: Daily Post

April 16 will always be a difficult day for us Hokies. I didn’t feel up to posting.

The last few days have been strange.  I’ve been in a whirlwind for the past few weeks, getting things knocked of my list for Upwork.  Now that the work is in their hands for a few days, I’m not quite sure what to do with myself.  I have other work to catch up on, but I can’t seem to do it.

I was supposed to tow the Malibu to Rio Rancho tomorrow, and it is a huge worry.  Yesterday, U-Haul called and told me that they didn’t have a tow hitch.  I went to plan B, and figured I would remove the front bumper and attach a tow bar.  Instead, I spent about two hours removing the bumper, broke several of the stupid plastic clips, and there is no place to attach a tow bar.  Now, I don’t know what I’ll do.

Anyway, I have a busy day today.  Let’s see what doesn’t work today!

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4/12/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I was busy.  I started out by tutoring at Magdalena until the afternoon.  I tutored Physical Science, Chemistry and two sections of AVID.

After tutoring, I drove back to Socorro and worked on an Upwork contract until it was time to ride to the Boys and Girls Ranches.

At the Ranches, we did a demo on distillation.  It was the last demo of the semester, so the atmosphere was relaxed and fun.

After tutoring, I went back to NMT and finished out an Upwork contract. I am sure there will be some corrections this week, but for now, it is finished.

I then drove back to Rio Rancho, arriving sometime around 1 this morning.

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