Journal Entry: Choon Yong-01/24/2024-Doris climbed the stairs

Journal Entry

1/24/2024 Wednesday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee and watched the local news and weather report, high temperature for today is 62 degrees F. Started walking at 6:15 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:20 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, muffin, apple and water.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary for 1/23/2024.
  5. Walk 6 Miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Class Religious Freedom 6-7 PM (Hosting).
  9. GED/ESL tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM

It was all night and in the morning. Walked in between windows of no rain and light drizzle. Finished walking 6 miles at 8:50 AM, in 1 hour 16 minutes and 30 seconds. The morning started out with a light drizzle. Average walking times were: 12 minutes and 12 seconds per mile (milla) or 49 seconds per lap (vuelta). It rained last night and in the morning. The walking trail was flooded and the basketball court was damp. The walk on the basketball court was refreshing after the rain. Stretched in the training room until 9:10 AM. Cleaned the computer room. Had an apple, peanut cluster and celery for snacks. Counselor Reyes informed me that there will be two new inmates self surrender for today. Showered at9:30 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Talked to Doris at 9:50 AM: Doris is well, so are the dogs. Her appointment with Dr Jasmine Lee went well. She recommended her to keep with her routine and rest when she get shortness of breath. Her next appointment is in three months. Doris is gathering all the Tax information for last years taxes. I told her to get the information for Fiscal year 2023 not 2024 information. Doris was able to climb the stairs to go upstairs to get the prior year tax returns. I was surprised that she was able to climb the stairs. Evidentially her exercise to climb the stairs is paying off. I am proud of her accomplishments. I told her I sent my ACE Class report on Infectious Disease, this morning. She told me she already read it. She commented that I was learning anything I wanted. I told her it is analogous to her ability to climb the stairs, She can do anything she set her mind to do it. She hope to be able to walk with me when I get out. I encouraged her to work towards her goal, She wants to travel with me when I get out. I told her to keep working on her mobility. Annie called and asked Doris to join them when the visit me this weekend. they planned on coming on Saturday, but Quang has a dental appointment on Friday, so it will depend on how he feels. Hopefully on Saturday, if everything goes well otherwise it will be on Sunday. Doris has the money ready for the visitation. I told her I will be busy with ACE Class – Religious Freedom Buddha and GED/ESWL tutoring. Repair some uniforms for penitentiary.

Lunch was served at 10:10 AM. Luncheon menu: hamburger, fries, an apple and water. Exchanged pants 38X30 and hemmed a new pair of pants for PizCoronado. Exchanged a 2X Green shirts as well as a new shirt for Parham. Repaired penitentiary pants. GED / ESL tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM. One new inmate came to the camp today. I processed hi,. census count at 3:30 PM. dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: Scrambled eggs, biscuits with gravy, fries and water. I read Doris email: She walked 6535 steps today, 15.7 Inches step length and symmetry was down to 62 %. I congratulated her for her accomplishments. She got the dollar bills for the visitation too. ACE Class – Religious Freedom – Buddha 6-7 PM (Hosting). Census count at 7:00 PM. Census count at 8:00 PM. Cleaned up at 9:00 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a good day: Doris is well,she climbed the stairs and walked 6535 steps. The dogs are well too. Walked 6 miles and stretched. Hosted ACE Class and GED/ESL tutoring.

Pericles: Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courage’s.

Books Read: 26 Books, Book Reports: 26 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 43 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 38 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1269 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Eva Peron: Keeping books on charity is capitalist nonsense: I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count it.