Journal Entry: Choon Yong-12/03/2023-Visitation

Journal Entry

12/3/2023 Sunday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:40 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, change to BOP uniform and made a cup of coffee. Stretched and drank my coffee. Started walking at 6:30 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:20 AM. Breakfast menu: Grits, bread, jelly, punch and an apple.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary for 12/2/2023.
  5. Walk 6 miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Yoga.
  8. Quotations.
  9. ACE Classes – Oceanography 1 6-7 PM (Hosting / Teaching) and Customs of the World 5-5:30 PM.
  10. Visitation 11-11:30 AM.

Completed first three miles in 38 minutes and 58 seconds. Final three miles was completed in 36 minutes and 45 seconds at 7:50 AM. Average walking times were: First three miles – 12 minutes and 33 seconds per mile (milla) or 2 minutes 11 seconds per lap. Final three miles – 12 minutes and 15 seconds per mile or 2 minutes and 5 seconds per lap. The morning started out dark but cool. The rabbits were out grazing in the field. As the sun started to rise, it illuminated the cloud and sky. The beautiful dawn sky was on display beautiful hues of brown, red, orange, yellow and the dark blue sky. The underside of low clouds were illuminated with a tint of reddish orange colors. Then the big orange sphere emerges over the horizon and changed the colors to hues of pastel colors. Finished walking, stretched and split stretched at the basketball court in the sunlight. The stretched felt good. I had to roll my legs and ankle with the foam core roller to relieve some aches on my ankle, it felt better after rolling it. Finished stretching at 9:00 AM. Had some donuts for snacks. Called Doris at 9:10 AM but could not connect. Showered at 9:30 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Missed the lunch call at 9:40 AM. Has some ramen, rice and mackerel for lunch. Talked to Doris at 10:20 AM: They are in Modesto and ETA was 11:15 AM. Patches and Doris arrived at the visitation room at 11:08 AM: The drive took them about two hours from Pinole. Doris told me that the second chance act for elder inmates is still valid and she sent some information to me in the mail. She did not receive a response from Thomas Johnson. The two point sentence reduction, Michael Santos says it is not time to apply yet, Doris will check with him. Karlee, Chris, Patches and Doris will visit me on 12/23/2023. But Patches and Doris will visit on 12/25/2023 and on New Years Day 1/1/2024. Patches will be flying home on 1/3/2024. They still could not locate the adult diaper in the garage. It should be located at the second rack next to the water heater. Doris’s bursitis is starting to hurt and she is waiting for her shot on 12/15/2023. I help Doris put some eye drops prescribed by Dr Scott Lee, it will help reduce her swelling in her retina. Kein brought Patches and Doris to Ukiah to visit the 1000 Buddha. They enjoyed the visit and paid their respect. They said the place was nice and tranquil and the gas station next to it has very good coffee. Kein’s wife asked him where he got the Persimmons and inquired why Kein did not bring her along to harvest the Persimmons. Doris is not getting enough sleep as she nodded off during the visit. I told her she needed sleep to heal the inflammation in her eyes. I told them that I will be hosting the Oceanography class tonight. Besides this class, I am also hosting three other classes: Art History 1, Infectious Disease, and Stress and your body. We discussed about my release plan: I told them my sentence was reduced by 15% for good time credit, I earned 10 days credit for each month since my first unit team meeting and will earn 15 days after my second unit team review. We expect I will spend 30 months in BOP custody. But with second chance act, I could be eligible for 6 months half way house and 1 year home confinement. If it is approved, I will still be in BOP custody but the last 18 months would be in Half way house and home confinement. I will gladly pay $3K to have the increase liberty. We have to get more information from Michael Santos. Patches hopes I could travel by 2027 and invited me to Australia. They are going shopping to Livermore outlet mall and Vacaville outlet mall too. They were hoping to have a garage sale but might not have enough time. They want to go back to Roadrunner Sports to get the custom orthotics for Patches. it was a very good visitation. They left the visitation room at 2:30 PM. Back to the unit at 2:45 PM. Changed to casual sweats. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans and punch. ACE Class Customs of the world 5-5:30 PM and Oceanography 1 6-7 PM (Hosting). Worked on my book report in between classes. Census count at 6:45 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 and Patches are well. We had a good visitation. Walked 6 miles and split stretched. Attended ACE class Customs of the World and Hosted Oceanography 1 .

H. L. Mencken: Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Books Read: 24 Books, Book Reports: 24 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 37 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 28 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Report: 10 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 968 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

James Merrill: Always that same old story – father time and mother earth, a marriage on the rocks.