8/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day in Socorro again.  I have almost completely moved out of Speare, and will finish that up today.  However, yesterday I had a bunch of meetings, so I went to those instead of finishing up.

The meetings were all good.  First, we talked about renovations to Jones, and, if they all go through, perhaps it won’t be so bad to move there.  After that, I met with one of the other professors about several smaller projects, including manufacturing a mold and firing up an old toy steam engine.

I also attended a LabVIEW webinar and reviewed some code for our dynamo project.

In the evening, I came home to an empty house, as Joey and JoAnna were at a Landmark event.  I did some free writing and went to bed a little early.

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7/14/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I slept in a little; my last day to do so for quite some time.

In the late morning and afternoon, I did some housework and ran some boring errands.  However, I did have some fun with that, as I had a quick bite to eat at Mac’s Steak in the Rough, and did some writing.

While driving, I made several contacts on 20 meters.  I talked to a station in Spain and another in Mexico.  I am pleased, and I think we can say that the radio I had repaired does function properly.

In the evening, I went to the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church for a prayer meeting and book review.  We have been reading through “The Desire of the Ages” by Ellen G. White.  Last night was chapter 52.

In the late evening, JoAnna, Joey and I sat outside in the pleasant weather, talking about anti-concepts, the fallacies of the “privilege” arguments, and then watching for iridium flares and scorpions.

It was a nice, relaxing day.

I also added a page the July 4 baseball game we attended here in Albuquerque.  It is listed under Excursions >> Baseball >> AAA – Albuquerque Isotopes.

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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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5/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning taking care of a few things on the NMT campus before heading over to Magdalena for the day. I tutored until 3:00, and then I headed back to NMT for a department meeting that we had at El Camino, as it was our final one of the semester.

On my way home, I checked into my home computer remotely and did some editing work for UpWork and some LabVIEW work for a physics project that I am involved with as well.  It worked out pretty well, so I will continue to do this when I am commuting.

It is interesting the way our economy works today. When I was growing up, a “good job” meant working for the same company from the time you left your education until you retired.  Those type of jobs no longer exist, for the most part.  Instead, we live in the “Gig-Economy” where we bounce from one gig to the next. In a lot of ways, it is less secure, but in other ways, it provides a freedom not seen by other generations of workers. It also prevents stagnation, as one must constantly seek new skills and new employment opportunities.

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5/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning working on a few things around the lab at NMT before heading into Magdalena for a full day of tutoring.  I also checked the weather constantly, as storms were firing all over eastern New Mexico, and several tornadoes were reported.

I did pick up some contract work doing technical writing/editing. I spent a little time reviewing the contract yesterday evening.  I got it through Upwork,  which used to be ODesk.  I had not done work for them in quite some time, so I had to become accustomed to the interface again.

In the evening, I took the buses and trains home.  Along the way, my bluetooth keyboard died, but it just needed to be charged, thankfully.   I received no warning, it just stopped displaying what I was typing on the keys.

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5/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day tutoring at Magdalena.  Overall, it was a good day, and there’s not much else to say about it.

In the afternoon and a long my commute, I did some reading and writing. I finished reading killing Patton and found it to be a great book. I never cared much for Bill O’Reilly TV show, but his books are great. I also did some writing which were stories based on writing prompts in the AVID class.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

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3/22/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was largely uninteresting, but it was a good day.  I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena.   Once I finished tutoring, I returned to New Mexico Tech and spent the day in meetings about space and offices.  We will see how it all turns out in the end.

In the evening, I did some free writing.  During the tutoring at Magdalena, students were given writing prompts for writing two page stories.  I have been doing them, too, just to prove that it isn’t difficult.  Some of the students have caught on to this and are writing as well.  I have started compiling my writing prompts into a longer work, as all of the writing prompts I have completed are around a central idea.

I went to bed relatively early.

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