Journal Entry: Choon Yong-07/26/2023

Journal Entry

7/26/2023 Wednesday Daily Diary from Atwater camp.
Woke up at 5:10 AM. Made up the bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform, and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee, and watched the local news and weather channel, high temperature for today is 100 degrees F. Started the first load in the washer at 5:45 AM. Started walking at 6:00 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:05 AM. Breakfast menu: oatmeal, roll, milk, apple, and punch.
Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Walk 6 Miles.
  4. Email daily diary 7/25/2023.
  5. ACE class – Warehouse and construction safety 4-4:30 PM.
  6. Read.
  7. Quotations.

It is great to walk in the morning and watch the sun rise over the horizon. Walking is something that I enjoy and it makes me feel free even though I am being incarcerated. 9:00 AM emailed daily diary for 7/25/2023 to Prison Professor and Doris. 10:30 AM Lunch was served. Luncheon menu: Hamburger, Fries, and punch. All inmates’ laundry and mops for the front office janitorial services were completed at 1:00 PM. Called Doris at 1:20 PM: She just came back from surgery and her eyesight is a little foggy, she will have to have Lasik surgery annually to reduce the pressure. her post-surgery check-up in a couple of weeks. She was weak and shaking, probably due to low sugar, I recommended that she have something to eat. Showered and changed into casual clothes and went to the library to read from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: Pizza, spaghetti with marinara sauce, salad, and punch. ACE class – Warehouse Loading dock safety – 4-4:30 PM. Read at the library from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. 6:10 – 7:10 PM went to Hemp some pants. Jon sewed and hemp up a new pair of pants for me. Thanks, Jon for the new pair of pants. 7:40 PM Census Count. 8:10 PM Census Count. Final census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.
Today was a good day: Walked 6 Miles, watched the sun rise over the horizon, and dodged the rabbits, squirrels, and frogs, I felt like a free man during my morning walk, even though I am incarcerated. Doris had her Lasik surgery, hopefully, it will improve her eyesight. New ACE class – Warehouse safety. Hemmed and sewed some of my personal pants. Washed lots of laundries, it is a tedious job and most of the inmates will not take this job, they rather watch tv and do nothing.

Oliver Cromwell: It’s a maxim not to be despised, though peace be made, yet it’s interest that keep peace.

Books read: 9, Books reports: 9, Target: 150 Books.
ACE classes: 8, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR classes: 2, Video Classes: 2
Miles walked today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 223 Miles. Target: 9000 Miles.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.