Monday, October 22, 2018

Back At It

Well that fun filled thing called Las Vegas is over with and the weekend is over with although I worked it, now it's time to stick our collective noses back to the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what we do for a living.

My week ahead should be a busy one, I have a trainer scheduled to come in this week to train us on the new GPS that we just purchased. We bought a Geo 7x and it is a little more complex than you would expect for a GPS. It's also a smart phone and has a number of other features to use, but we're more concerned with the primary function of it and that is collecting features. I have a trainer coming in tomorrow and Wednesday to teach us how to use it, I already have my unit and have for a while.

Michelle is adding a new recruiter at her office this week, they managed to get a good one and well established from another local company and this is probably going to start getting really busy.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Well here I sit yet once again on a quiet Sunday Morning, I'm up early catching my thoughts for the day and trying to wake up.

Well yesterday was the big announcement and Bob Huggins got his man, 5 Star Center Oscar Tshiebwe has decided that he is going to play College Basketball here in Morgantown. It's the recruit everyone has been crossing their fingers and hoping to land, and yesterday he landed. Welcome Oscar, soon to be a fan favorite.

Yesterday didn't start out all that great for me, left front drivers side tire was going flat and when you have a 4WD or an All Wheel Drive you don't replace one or two tires, you replace all 4 and that is what I did yesterday morning. This set comes with an 80,000 Warranty and free rotation and balancing for the life of the tire, so it wasn't that bad of a deal.

I'm going back out to where I was yesterday to work, didn't get any interviews yesterday (which makes for a long day) but did knock off a few lines and am getting the segment worked down. Hopefully today I can complete my first cycle of the segment and everything will just be return visits after that.

Michelle kicked butt yesterday and did an amazing cleaning job here at home, hopefully we will be the single ticket winners for the $1.6 Billion Lottery this week and we can go live on cruise ships for most of the time. I think if we won we would tour the world and see all kinds of ports around the world, but that is if we have the right combination of numbers.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household once again, me and Peanut are up early watching Castaway on the boob tube. We also happen to be cat sitting Hayley's cat Figaro as she and Tyler are in Baltimore this weekend visiting some of his family.

Las Vegas (first post trip blog) was an absolute blast. My presentation went well and I really enjoyed the sights. However when you are only there a couple days and are working, there is only so much you can see and I tried to see as much as I could. Went to a number of Casinos, gambled at Caesars and Mandalay Bay and came home with more money than I went out with. I call that a good trip.

Today could be a big day for WVU basketball, Oscar Tshiebwe a 5 Star recruit we have been recruiting for a few years will make his college decision this weekend. This would be the highest ranked recruit of the Bob Huggins WVU era, as only Devin Ebanks was his sole 5 Star recruit that Bob has landed in Morgantown. He's landed many 5 Star recruits and franchise players, but at other schools. If Oscar chooses WVU, then the already bright future for WVU Basketball just got a little brighter. Comer Home Oscar.

I'm out working in the field today, I'll be traveling to another county to work both today and tomorrow as I try to get back into the swing of things for RTI. Had to take a hiatus as I concentrated on my career job this past week, but I'm rested and ready to go for this weekend.

Have yourselves a great day today

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, October 19, 2018

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

Looking for a little bit of High School Football? Well we have High School Football for you. The Morgantown High Mohigans are at home hosting John Marshall. The Mohigans have fallen to 3-5 on the season and have struggle to be who they once used to be. University High is at home and hosting Preston and the Fighting Cee Bees are at home in Blacksville taking on Conotton Valley, OH.

One of the things I do need to do today is go out and get my drivers license renewed. I have a little over a month and a half to do it, but I always get the Federal ID because of my job and that is a little more expensive and a few more hoops that I have to jump through. I do go to Federal Facilities and I do get on Airplanes, so I need the Federal ID as opposed to just a state issued ID. It's something I advise everyone to have as they state ID's will be completely phased out in a little less than two years from now due to the ReadID Act.

Have yourselves a great day, not sure what my day will exist of. I may need to go into the office today briefly.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, October 18, 2018

I'm Coming Home

Well all the site seeing and presenting is now over with, now it is time to say goodbye to Las Vegas and remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Hopefully I will come back here again some day and hopefully I've shared a picture of two for everyone to see.

I'll be heading out to McCarran International this morning on at a little after 6:00AM Las Vegas time (9:00 EST) on Southwest 2347 and unlike my direct flight out, I will have one layover on my trip back. We're stopping in the Windy City and Midway International for a brief layover before I board a plane to the Burg on Southwest Flight 2175.

I should be back home with my baby by early evening. We land in Pittsburgh at 4:10, so unboarding, grabbing my luggage and calling Charlie Browns to come and pick me up and get my car and heading home, it should be sometime around supper time when I get home. 

Have yourselves a great day as I deal with Jet Lag tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Presentation Day

Good morning everyone, I hope everyone had a great day yesterday and an even better one today. I'm at the Courtyard Marriott here in Las Vegas, I'm on what they refer to as Dean Martin Drive and am just a little bit off the strip.

I will be heading about 14 miles north in a little while as I am preparing to make my presentation later this morning. This is the whole reason I'm out here and I want to knock this out of the ballpark. I want to introduce them to a new way of doing things both with the 3M product and how we capture and represent it. Someone I work with said he could see me presenting my different way of doing things to a large audience, well I guess that all comes true today.

Shouldn't be a long day for me, but that all depends on whether they want me to stick around all day or not. I'm sure I'm going to have a few questions presented my way. My presentation is good, I wrote it over the past few weeks and it has went well on critical review. Now comes the tough part, the presentation to a bunch of people I don't know.

Have yourselves a great day.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Traveling to Las Vages

No Tuesday's tidbits this week, I'm taking my butt up to Pittsburgh this morning and getting ready to get on an airplane to take my butt to Las Vegas.

For anyone wanting to track my progress, I will be on Southwest 1585 and will be crossing three tine zones as I head to Nevada. This will be the furthest west that I have ever traveled, and the only other time I crossed multiple time zones was when Greg Helbig and I drive to the Black Hills in South Dakota back in 2000.

I have a KMZ (google earth) file that I am taking with me and firing up so I can find a few key places once I get there. Today is going to be a long day, but an exciting one. So much to do and so little time to do it, there are a number of things I would like to do, one is the Pinball Hall of Fame but I would also kind of like to visit the Hoover Dam. I don't really gamble, so I may just briefly visit the casinos and get as many pictures as I can along the strip.

Tonight however I am preparing to present tomorrow.

Have yourselves a great day, I will.

Happy Birthday Brittany Dae Cummings

I would love to take this time out to wish my beautiful niece Brittany a very Happy Birthday today.

It seems like it was only yesterday that she was born, it's amazing how 28 years can go by in the very blink of an eye.

She is an amazing young women, graduating from West Virginia University a couple of years ago, she currently works for WVU Medicine and has been moving on up the chain.

If you get a chance to see or talk to Brittany today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish her the Happiest of Birthdays today.

Happy Birthday Brittany.