Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tuesdays Tidbits

* Monday is now complete, and Michelle will soon be on her way to Charleston, good time for a tidbits. 

* It has been 20,757 days since I first entered this world as we know it. Each and every one has presented it's own unique challenge. 

* It has been 5,973 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,574 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,798 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. Best decision I have ever made.

* It was 3,335 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 961 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong. Coming on 1,000 days in the near future. 

* I have 4,130 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 709 days away.

* There are 318 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 318 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 179 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!! Today is the start of Fall.

* 133 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He's been getting fat all summer from Michelle putting corn on the bench all summer. 

* 118 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 94 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. Let the Countdown begin.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 70 more days.

* I have written 6,15/ blogs in the now 16+ years since I started blogging. 

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I have yet to fly this year.

* Michelle is still recovering from her surgery a few weeks ago. She continued her Physical Therapy yesterday, she is up to 28.7 lbs of pressure squeezing but because of her travel won't have it again until next week. 

* Summer is over, it is officially fall. 

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* We're still in the Red for Monongalia County, track the state stats HERE

* I'm STILL converting some old VHS tapes to Digital Format for Trish. I really need to get back on this as I am such a procrastinator.

* Hi ho hi ho.

Monday, September 21, 2020


 All good things must come to an end and that does include those fun filled things we refer to as the weekends, now it is time to take those collective noses and stick them back onto the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what it is we all do for a living. 

Not only is the weekend over today, but today is the last official day of Summer. Tomorrow begins the September Equinox or Fall as we all have come to know it. So enjoy your last day of summer today, for tomorrow the pumpkin spice and the smell of fall. Leaves will start to change color and it will be the most beautiful time of the year here in Appalachia, some people love this time of the year, I'm on the other end of the spectrum and like the Springtime. 

Looking at the week ahead, Michelle will be traveling for work for a few days this week. She'll be staying in Charleston and will be leaving tomorrow morning and will return on Thursday. 

I'll miss her but Sophie, Peanut and the full of personality Kiwi will all keep me company in her absence. We might even have an outside day or two as Dad tries to mow the grass once more this summer. Time is getting short for grass mowing and I know Michelle want's to ride around on the mower, we were going to do it yesterday but it was a little cold and she is still recovering. 

Enjoy your day and your last day of Summer. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday Morning Ranblings


Here I sit in a quiet and a little chili household, I think I checked the temperature and it is 39° outside, I'm here collecting my thoughts for the day and watching who knows what on the boob tube. 

The good news for the day is simply this, I am not waiting on a ship trying to get off so I can start the long drive back to Morgantown, because this is the day our cruise would have returned to Baltimore. So we don't have to worry about debarking. 

Plans for the day, grocery shopping and our weekly chores are once again on our agenda. It's week 2 of the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing this afternoon at 1:00 against the Denver Bronco's. This will be the first home game and the first Sunday afternoon game for the Steelers this season after Monday Nights win in New York. 

Looking at the week ahead, Michelle will be working in Charleston Tuesday-Thursday this week which means your truly will be home flying solo and holding the fort down. Has to do with the new software that they have purchased and are starting to implement company wide. Their CPA is on staff and in Charleston and has also been training on the with the same software with Michelle. I can't remember if Michelle told me that they are going to be going through training together or starting to set up the companies (yes they are multiple companies Xtreme Labor, XLS Pro and I think Michelle talked about another one they are going to kick off) in the software. 

Have yourselves a great day today, stay warm, enjoy some Football and go Steelers. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings

 Here I sit yet once again on a quiet Saturday Morning, once again there is no co-author anywhere to be found and I'm out here collecting my thoughts for the day. 

Hayley and Tyler never made it over last night for dinner so those plans were kind of scrapped, so we'll try it again next weekend. We stuck the Hot Sausage in the Freezer to keep it fresh for next week. 

Today Michelle will be going to Coopers Rock for Dusty's wedding, I'm going to play the part of couch potato and since it is a fall Saturday, and possibly watch the TV and try to find a college football game on. WVU is off this week, but our next week opponent plays today at noon so that it is always a possibility. Marshall plays Appalachia State later this afternoon so that may also be a possibility to garner my viewing eyes. 

The weather has cooled down a bit, I actually left Kiwi inside all day and he's not happy with me. He enjoys it when I take his cage outside and he gets to sing with his other aviary brethren, but yesterday it was the electronic ones that he got to sing with. Peanut even spent the day inside. These are the waning days of Summer, Fall officially starts on Tuesday. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Big OIe 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.

There is no High School Football this evening in Monongalia County, but that doesn't mean no one is playing. Keep up with all of the states actions and everything else that is going on as we take another weekend off. 

There may be football next weekend, they seemed to have manipulated the methodology for Monongalia County to get us a more desired response, of course that is not science, it is propaganda. Why even have science and testing, if you're not going to report facts and instead report what you want to report. I have lost a lot of faith in some leaders that I had a lot of respect for, but that's just my opinion. This thing is now going to blow up In My Humble Opinion. 

Hayley, Bethanie and then Tyler are all coming over for another craft day today, I took a trip to Harry's yesterday and got some good hot sausage and we are going to make  Spicy Sausage Rigatoni that everyone absolutely loves. 

No big plans for the weekend for me, I know there is a wedding Michelle is going to go to tomorrow up at Cooper Rock. Another one of Hayley's Friends, Dusty, is getting married tomorrow. I asked Michelle if I had to get dressed up and she told me I didn't have to go. I'll see if I can find a football game on. 

Have yourselves a great day and the start of a hopefully great weekend.

Stay safe.  

Happy Birthday Calvin McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Nephew Calvin a very Happy Birthday today. Don't ask me how old he is all I know is that all of my Nephews and Nieces have passed me up in age and I'm still only 21 (he's 22)

Calvin is someone Michelle and I have watched grow up and mature more than any other family member since we have been together. He has matured into a fine young man and now has a beautiful wife to share his life with.

I'm not sure what Jeanetta or even my sister Pam have planned for him today, but I will say it'll be memorable no matter what it may be.

It has been a real honor watching this young man grown up into the man that he is today.

If you happen to see Calvin today, make sure that you wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Calvin.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look at some of the 30,000+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

Had all went as planned, and it was already paid for, this would have been my view today. We would be on our cruise and today we would get gathering our priority tendering stickers and we would have been some of the first ones to hit the beach at my favorite place I have ever been to. Half Moon Cay.

It's amazing how crystal clear, calm and just beautiful the ocean is here. I can't explain it and pictures just do not do it any justice. Today would have been our six trip here, so we are quite familiar with the island, but 2020 has just thrown everyone one heck of a curveball.

Have a great day, this is where I would love to be today.