Yesterday was a productive day for me, even if it did get off to a late start. I started out the day by sleeping in until 7 or so, and then driving down to Socorro.
I drove my pickup, so I took a truckload of boxes to the storage unit. I really need to organize that space, as it is a giant mess. It could hold many more boxes than are there currently, thanks to its disarray. This will be something I will work on over the next few months. In addition to simply organizing the existing boxes, there are tons of clothes that can be donated, paperwork to shred or trash, and so on.
In the afternoon, I finished up an UpWork assignment, and then graded papers for several hours. I also had a Varsity Tutors lesson and set up my instrumentation lab for later today.
In the evening, I shot one round at air rifle practice and ended up eventually going to my brother’s house for the evening (or early morning).
Yesterday, we had our last day at the Moab Gem and Mineral show. It was a cold night and led into a cold day, and a slow end to the show. Sundays are typically slow at these events, especially in Utah.
During the downtime at the show, I was able to do some work for my UpWork contract, as well as deal with a bunch of emails that had been piling up over the weekend.
We had a nice drive home. It was chilly, but we had some good discussions, and then I had a good nap for the last hour or so of the trip.
Yesterday was our first day at the rock and gem show in Moab, UT. We spent the time before 10 am getting our booth set up and ready to go. The doors opened at 10, and we were in business, literally.
While in the booth, I was able to log quite a few hours for UpWork, as well as finish off a few things that had been on my to do list, so that worked out great for me. I still have quite a bit of grading and lesson planning to do, as well as more work for UpWork, but this was a good start.
I took a long lunchbreak and walk, but not quite enough of a walk to log my 10,000 steps for the day. Instead, I ended at 9,938, just shy of my goal.
In the evening, we watched another pass of the International Space Station (ISS), though I did not try to photograph it. I also programmed my handheld radio for a repeater here in town.
Yesterday, I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena. Well, that’s not entirely true. I woke up in my office around 3:30 and did some work for an UpWork project and some grading for my instrumentation class before heading into Magdalena to tutor.
In the afternoon, I drove back to NMT and tried to make contacts in the 10 meter contest. I never heard another station, nor a reply to my calls.
Once I arrived at NMT, I helped several groups with their chemical engineering cars before teaching two sections of instrumentation lab.
After that, my Varsity Tutoring appointment had been cancelled (student’s school has been closed, thanks to Hurricane Nate), and so I put in a few UpWork hours before walking to my brother’s house for the evening.
The last few days have been quite busy. I had a minor flood in my lab, so I had some cleanup associated with that. Therefore, I missed the bus and am still in Socorro. I ended up falling asleep in my chair last night, and here I am writing this at 4:08 am, getting ready to start another day.
However, things are getting better, believe it or not. I am knocking things off my to do list almost as quickly as I am adding them to it.
Yesterday, I worked at Magdalena almost the entire day. I had intended to come back to NMT, jump on the bus and head home, but instead I dealt with lab stuff until almost midnight. I had also intended to do some online tutoring, but the appointment I had was cancelled. Then, I intended to do some work for my UpWork contract, but the interface was being upgraded and I could not do the work I needed to do.
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.
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.