Journal Entry: Choon Yong-12/30/2023-Saturday Visitation

Journal Entry

12/30/2023 Saturday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Mad 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 64 degrees F. Breakfast was served at 7:00 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, muffin, an apple and water.

Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily dairy for 12/29/2023.
  5. Walk 6 miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Classes – Stress on your body 5-6 PM (Hosting) and US History 6-6:30 PM.
  9. Visitation.

It rained all night and in the morning, the walking trail was flooded, I decided to take a break from walking. Went to the library to work on my ACE Class and Book reports. Talked to Doris at 9:10 AM: They are on their way on I-80, the ETA was 11:10 AM. I told them to drive carefully and safely because of the inclement weather. They also brought an umbrella and jackets to deal with the weather. I had an apple, peanut cluster and celery for snacks. Checked and replied to Doris email: She liked my description of the dawn sky yesterday, it is something I enjoy most mornings. Reiterated that I received her X’Mas and New Year card which she sent about 4 weeks ago. I also received the Dictionary from Karlee. Doris was proud that I received a bonus for my teaching. Census count at 10:00 AM. Lunch was served after the count. Lunch menu: biscuit with gravy, fries, a banana and water. Showered at 10:30 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Doris and Patches arrived at the visitation room at 11:30 AM: Doris and Patches are well. they did not encounter traffic on their way here and the weather cleared up. They asked me about my educational bonus, I told them I am more interested in the acknowledgement that I am working in the Education department helping inmates with their GED /ESL program. Because this reference will come in handy when I request time at the half way house and home confinement. Doris checked my projected release date from the BOP website and went down form December 12, 2026 to October 13, 2026. I told her to monitor it periodically because of my FSA credit and the release date will keep decreasing until it is 18 months form my release date. Then I will request relocation of my case to the Northern district form the Eastern District in Sacramento. Also my case manager can initiate the paperwork for my half way house and home confinement based on the Second Chance Act for Elderly inmates. There is a proliferation of Covid 19 in Singapore and Malaysia as well as in the East coast of US. If the Covid proliferate it could affect release of inmates from BOP just like the Cares Act that was rescinded by President Biden a couple of years ago. I told them I might have some fish dinner this weekend to celebrate the New Year. I told them it rained heavily last night and in the morning, thus I did not walk. Instead I worked on my ACE Class report on Religious Freedom – Buddha. Also worked don my book report on Public Speaking. Doris told me she look forward to my Class Report on Buddha. I told them I received her X’mas and New Year card from Doris and Also received the Spanish – English dictionary from Karlee. This is one of two present she sent me. I sent my Visitation photos to Doris on Thursday. They stayed until 2:35 PM. We had Dr. Pepper, Coke, Potatoes chips for snacks. They will fill up with gasoline in Atwater as it is cheaper than the Bay Area. They will visit me again on New Years day. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: Meat loaf, sweet potatoes, corn, bread and water. ACE Classes – Stress and Your Body 5-6 PM (Hosting) and US History 6-6:30 PM. Worked on class reports in between classes. Census count at 7:30 PM. Census count at 8:30 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. Fine weather for visitation. Completed ACE Class report. Hosted and attended ACE Classes.

John Von Neuman: In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.

Books Read: 25 Books, Book Reports: 25 Reports, Target: 150 Classes.
ACE Classes: 41 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 33 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 0 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1122 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

John Henry Newman: It is very difficult to get up resentment towards person whom one has never seen.