Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday

Well we made it home safe and sound yesterday, we had a great and refreshing trip to an amazing area. Michelle and I both loved it down there and felt it was an honor being there to share this magical day with these two wonderful people.

I did manage to get all my pictures loaded to the Facebook Album as well as convert the video footage that we shot and put it up on YouTube (Share at the end of this blog post).

We took our time coming home yesterday, we went a completely different route home that we took getting there. Possibly because we stayed about 25 miles south of the Wedding Venue and we just headed up I-81.

We made a couple of stops on the way home, the first was called the Virginia Farm Market, if you are ever in the area take the time to stop on by, fresh baked goods with free try it before you buy it samples galore to go with a lot of very fresh produce. I think Michelle got some peach cider to bring home with us and some strawberries.

On the way home were were going through Berkeley Spring where I stayed a couple of nights while working in the area earlier this year for RTI. Michelle had never been there and I showed her the baths and the gift shop where she bought a few things. After that we went up to the scenic overlook before returning back home.

I've got a few chores to do today that we put off due to all the travel yesterday, like grocery shopping, but that's not a problem.

I hope everyone had as great of a weekend as we did, now it's time to stick those collective noses back on the grindstone. I know I just had to remind you...lol

Have a great day.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

We're Coming Home

We had a great time yesterday at Mr and Mrs Calvin and Jeannetta McClain's wedding. I have an album started on Facebook, but have many more pictures that I will add to the album later today.

The wedding was simucast as well and we got pictures, video and 360° pictures of the wedding, and the reception. I think that this event has been pretty well documented and the entire wedding was very well planned and executed. It was mine and Michelle's honor to be there and witness my Nephew getting married to the love of his life.

Today we'll be loading up the suitcases and hitting the road to return home. It was a beautiful drive coming down here yesterday, the view was almost majestic the entire way here, this is some beautiful country if you have never been here. Well worth the trip if for nothing more than the view.

I hope everyone has a great day today and lives it to its fullest. I would say that this trip was a nice battery recharge to say the very least.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Travel and Wedding Day

For Calvin and Jeannetta the countdown stops, all the preparation and planning is has come to fruition and we have arrived at their special day. I am honored to be able to witness these two love birds tying the knot of Matrimony and welcoming Jeannetta into the family officially although she has actually been a part of it for a while, now she has the hardware and paper to prove it. 

Michelle and I will be heading out later this morning and heading to the venue later this morning, We're going to give ourselves plenty of time to get there and are planning on getting there a little early to see everyone and spend a little bit of time with them. I'm taking my regular camera, my video camera and my 360° camera down with me, so hopefully I can get some decent images to share. I've already created the Facebook Album to share the moments for those who were not able to make the trip and be there in person. 

Harrisonburg is about three hours away from Morgantown, so this is a trip that we will do over a couple of days and returning tomorrow morning. Michelle and I are actually staying in Staunton Virginia taking advantage of my annual free night for being a IHG Platinum Member. We were going to stay at one of the local hotels, but we missed the window to book any of the blocked off rooms and the special rate. 

Should be a great day, I've never ventured into this part of (East) Virginia so it will be an adventure. Michelle and I have been in the state of Virginia together, but that was only in Dulles Airport coming back from St. Louis earlier this year. We're planning on having a great day, I hope you do the same. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

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.

I finally found out where I will be working at this quarter and let's just say that my lead letters that I have to send out will not have to travel that far, let's just say from my mailbox to where the majority of the other mailboxes are located is about 213' and yes that is feet. Less than the length of a Football field. Needless to say I won't have a whole lot of travel time or travel hours for the first part of this upcoming quarter...lol

Well I know Pam, George, Moke and Ang will be traveling to Virginia today. I'm not sure if Calvin is going down with them or if he is already down there, since it is his wedding that we will be traveling for this weekend. Calvin and Jeanetta's Wedding is tomorrow. The countdown has went from days down to hours before these two tie the knot in Holy Matrimony. The Wedding is in Harrisonburg, but we will be staying in Staunton Virginia. We're not planning on heading out until tomorrow morning however and just staying one night. It's going to be a great weekend, I'll be sure to grab a few pictures and videos of the event.

Have yourselves a great day today and make the very most of it.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Photo Flashback Thursday



Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through some of the pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet through the years and find one special picture that stands out. Little lost moments in time from yesterday caught with a Cameras lens and relived right here in my blog. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that one special picture and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it consistently is however is a whole lot of fun.

This weeks pic goes back to my long lost friend Chloe. We had to put her down about two years ago and it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. Chloe was my friend and we bonded from the very beginning. I could hit the back of the couch and she was right there for me to pet.

We have replaced her with first Phin and then Peanut, but you can never replace a special pet and Chloe was just that.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hump Day / Field Day

I'm back out in the field today, the middle of the work week for everyone else. I will once again be working in a neighboring county and doing some listing work. This will probably be the last bit of listing that I do until the start of a new quarter for my interview portion of the job.

I'll be getting my materials in the very near future (maybe today) to do the next quarters work, but I'll have a lot of prep work to do before then. It's getting close and out kickoff meeting is next Tuesday.

We have officially been dogless for a couple of days now, Hayley came and got Gracie and May a couple of days ago, I think Michelle is going through depression...lol She misses her puppies. We did try to give Hayley a guilt trip yesterday, but to no avail...lol

Oh well, I hope everyone has a great day, I'll be out trying to get the listing work done.

Hi ho hi ho


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Tidbitless

I have to admit, that Tuesday's tidbits is the most redundant and time consuming blog that I post during any week. It's almost like I am brainless and on auto-pilot. Yet here I am yet once again not writing one.

I have to be honest, my blog in general may have run it's course, everything has become redundant and I've lost any originality that I once used to have. It's almost as if I just repost canned bullshit week after week and never really express anything about myself. Maybe it;s writers block, maybe I've lost interest in doing something that I have done pretty much every day for about 13 years.

It is a great reference point for me when I am trying to pinpoint a specific event down, but then again some events I do not write about as I've learned a long time ago to not air dirty laundry on the internet.

Maybe it's that I have too much time on my hands and am not motivated to write, as I do best when I don't have time.

Will I keep writing my blog, I would say probably, but there are times when it does become burdensome like inopportune times when I have forgotten to write it. I used to enjoy writing it as it was a whole lot of fun, but anymore it's just more burdensome and a pain in the butt.

Anyways, have a great day.