Journal Entry: Choon Yong-08/23/2023-Missed Commissary

Journal Entry

8/23/2023 Wednesday daily Diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:05 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 channel, high temperature for today is 95 degrees F. Started the first load of laundry at 5:30 AM. Started walking at 6:10 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:30 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, Apple, Muffin, and punch.
Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Email Daily Diary for 8/22/2023.
  4. Walk 6 Miles.
  5. Quotations.
  6. ACE Classes – Warehouse safety 4-4:30 PM, Hubble Space 5-5:30 PM, and Physics Beyond the Edge 6-6:30 PM.
  7. Commissary day.

Got a postcard from Geok sending her greetings and updating me of their whereabouts. I also received the new Release Plan 2024 looks good, I found out that I was featured on the guide as an inmate at Atwater Camp. Finished walking at 8:30 AM. Walked 6 Miles in i hour, 17 minutes and 11 seconds, same as yesterday. It was a nice and cool morning for walking, enjoy the sunrise after missing it for a couple of days. Missed my commissary purchase for today. Emailed EBRR Class report for ServSafe Food Handler to Prison Professor and Doris at 9:30 PM. Lunch was served at 10:30 AM. Luncheon menu: Hamburger, fries, salad and punch. Talked to Doris at 10:45 AM. Doris had an asthma attack last night but is feeling better. I told her I just emailed the EBRR Class report for ServSafe For Food Handler. The ServSafe is a certificate issued by the State of California. With The certificate it will open more opportunities for me to work and volunteer in the food services serving the nursing homes, senior centers, geriatric and Immigrant communities and meal on wheels. The dogs are doing well. Doris will have her Botox shots tomorrow at 1:00 PM. Finished inmate laundry at 12:30 PM. Showered at 1:00 PM. Fabricated more bunk hangers until 2:30 PM. Distributed 50 of the hangers to inmates. Blanket and sheet exchange for bunk #52 – 63> Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: Salad, ground beef, cheese and salsa. I supplemented the dinner with a packet of Mackerel and Dr. Pepper. Camp manager Escheveste came by to inspect the laundry room and ask about the hangers. He was pleased with the condition of the laundry room and like the hanger fabricated. he was surprised how efficient our blanket and sheet exchange was conducted. ACE Classes Warehouse safety 4-4:30 PM, Hubble Space 5-5:30 PM and Physics beyond the edge 6-6:30 PM. Fabricated 10 more hangers from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Back to the unit at 7:00 PM, distributed the 10 hangers to inmates, Washed blanket and sheets. Census at 8:10 PM. Cleaned up at 8:20 PM. Finished drying blanket and sheets at 8:30 PM. Census count at 9:00 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a good day but a little hectic: Doris is recovering from her asthma attack last night. Distributed 60 hangers, another 60 to go. Walked 6 miles. Emailed EBRR class report for ServSafe for Food Handler to Prison Professor and Doris. Got my 2024 Release plan. Got a postcard form Geok. Distributing the hangers generated a lots of goodwill, they were willing to pay me for the hangers but I declined. Also they were surprised of my restraining system for the hanger using only a pebble, innovations.

Confucius: Filial Piety is the greatest love a children can give to their parents.

Books read: 13 Books, Book report: 12 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 21 Classes, ACE Class report: 2 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 4 Classes, EBRR Class report: 3 Reports.
Miles walked today: 6 Miles, Cumulative mileage: 383 miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Mandela: It is a long walk to freedom.