Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Morning

Here I sit yet once again in the not so early AM for me, I was the first one to recover from a losing battle with the Sandman last night and I'm up early catching my thoughts for the day and watching As Good AS It Gets. Both Michelle and I are up as she is drinking her juice of the gods (Coffee) and waking up.

Michelle is feeling much better today than she did yesterday, last night she was starting to get a little cold and clammy before I went to bed, but she appears to have slept very well and is wide awake this morning. She seems to recover more and more each day, to say that I am proud of her is an understatement.

I did manage to get 315 of Jeans pictures scanned yesterday and put them in not one, but two albums, that brings the grand total to 607 of her pictures that I have scanned over the past two weekends in three albums. Unfortunately that is all of the pictures that she has stored up in the closet. A special thank you to Jean for allowing me to capture these images and a very special Thank You to my sister Pam who was the one who organized all these pictures years ago. I've bought a couple more albums to replace the aging ones that they were in and hopefully we can get together and make a few more albums out of these. Add that to the 301 of Mom's pictures that I have scanned a couple of weeks ago and that will make a grand total of 908 scanned pictures over the last few weekends. I still have some other pictures that need scanned, but these are the same ones I had last spring that I never quite got around to. Anyone else have pictures they want scanned? I'm building a family archive and I think that between what I have scanned and what Kim had done, that that is a whole lot of old pictures to reference for everyone. That is well over 1,000 lost treasures brought back for a digital life.

Next up may be converting VHS to digital, Jean has a number of tapes that we need to look through and determine what needs to be converted as well.

Our schedule is back to normal today, we'll be heading out to the grocery store here in a little while and we'll also be finishing up laundry today. This is probably going to be the extent of our day. I think Michelle and I are going to switch Subaru's for a couple of days, as the clutch may be a little hard for her to navigate this week. The Forrester is a 5 Speed and the Legacy is an Automatic.

Have a great day.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, I would say that I am the first one to recover from a losing battle with that dreaded Sandman last night, but Michelle was up most of the night and couldn't sleep due to some stomach pains. I'm up early watching Pink Cadillac on HBO and catching my thoughts for the day.

Like I said, Michelle had a tough time sleeping last night, but is now zonked out and catching a few ZZZ's. We did get out of the house a little yesterday and she may have overdone it a little bit. No worries, we'll get her some rest and relaxation and put her back on the road to full recovery.

Congratulations are in store to my Step Daughter Hayley, she was accepted into Fairmont State and will be joining her brother Chad as college students at this fine University. She has found a field that she wants to study, Veterinary Technology which is a field both she really appears to have a passion for. Both Michelle and I are extremely proud of both her and Chad.

My only plans for the day is to continue scanning the pictures that I got from Jean. I have a long way to go and this will be the second day that I will dedicate to scanning, there are still a number of great images that I want to get captured and stored. This really is a lot of work archiving everything, but it has been an absolute bast for me.

It's going to be a Football-less weekend for me as WVU played Thursday Night and the Steelers are on a Bye this week. Maybe I'll catch a score or two on ESPN.

Have a great day.


Friday, November 21, 2014

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.

Well there is some good news in the Hall Household, Michelle was released from the Hospital yesterday morning following her Gastric Bypass Surgery on Monday. She was going to be released on Wednesday, but she was having some pain issues that needed to be resolved first. She was retaining gas in her intestines and this was causing a great deal of pain and discomfort. Thank you to everyone who has followed her through this and all of the love and support that everyone has shown as she begins her road to recovery.

With Michelle healing up, I would say that our weekend plans are getting her some rest and help her recuperate and get back to normal. She has set up a blog to blog about her experiences with this entire experience and as it goes forward. It will be nice to document everything in case in helps someone else down the road trying to decide if they are going to choose this option as well.

Maybe I'll get some more scanning done this weekend.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Photo Flashback Thursday



Once a week I like to take a little bit of time to look through all of my pictures. Little lost precious moments in time that I have either captured with a camera, scanned or just stolen somewhere off of the internet. I like to find just one picture and write a little blog about it as I share it with everyone. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's a struggle, but it is always a whole lot of fun.

This weeks pic come from the nearly 300 that I scanned this past weekend and really liked. I'm pretty sure that this is Christmas either from 1980 or 1981. My sister Pam and Brother Gary and I were opening our gifts from Dad and Jean and one of them two snapped this priceless picture. I'm thinking it was 1980, but I can't swear to that. Unless I am mistaken this is the year that we all got the Intellevision Gaming Device that we all played so much over the next few years.

I'm positive that this was either my first or second Christmas after my Grandmother who raised me had passed away, depending on what year this was taken.

Just a memory of a Christmas Past with a couple of my siblings.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hump Day

Well we have a couple of days in so far, and if you look up over that noon time hump, just on the other side of a photo flashback, you can see the dawn of another fun filled weekend off in the distance.

Hopefully Michelle will be able to come home today, she really is making very good progress after her surgery. She is really a trooper and should hopefully start returning to her normal pre-op life by next week. I do know that I am extremely proud of her and the monstrous strides that she has made in a very short period of time. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for helping her get through this.

The Mountaineers will play their last home game of the season tomorrow night against Kansas State, a team who has spent much of the season ranked in the top 10. If you ask me what one team we have had the most trouble with in the Bog XII, this is the team. Bill Snider is not only a very good coach, he is one of the best and a tough one to beat. We will once again have our hands full when we take the field tomorrow night. It won't be the first time this season, that's for sure.

Obviously there will be no plans for us this weekend, I want Michelle to rest and recuperate as best as she can.

Have a Great Day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is now behind us and Michelle's surgery went well, I can't think of a better reason than that to do a tidbits.

* It has been 18,615 days since I first entered this world, I am thankful for each and every one of them.

* 3,838 days ago I graduated from West Virginia University.

* 2,439 days ago my life changed forever. I took this young widowed woman out for a first date.

* 1,863 days ago at around the time this is posting, I got down on one knee in the back yard and asked this wonderful woman to marry me. She said yes.

* 1,200 days ago in front of our closest friends and family Michelle and I exchanged our wedding vows.

* I have 13 days to go until my 51st Birthday.

* There are still 37 more shopping days left until Christmas, it's time to start getting ready for Black Friday.

* I have 43 more days before I publish my Goodbye 2014 Blog.

* There are 122 days (too many) to go until SPRINGTIME!!!!!

* There are 180 days to go until my Niece Brittany Graduates from West Virginia University and joins me as an Alumnus.

* 261 days to go until Mine and Michelle's fourth wedding anniversary.

* I have about 6,222 days or so, give or take a few hundred here or there until I enter into the world of Retirement.

* This is my 3,851st Blog that I have written for George's Journal. I'm in my 122nd month, that's a little over 10 years as a blogger.

* Have I ever mentioned that I Hate Snow?

* I did manage to get 292 pictures scanned this past weekend, that is a lot of scanning, uploading and tagging. I'm not even scratching the surface of the stuff of Jeans that I am going to scan. Lots of great stuff to come.

* I am getting a lot of good information to update the Hall Family Tree site. Pictures and all kinds of stuff to go along with me visiting Grave Yard this summer will be an immense help in filling out the information to populate and grow this tree.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, November 17, 2014

Michelle's Surgery

Today my beautiful wife will be having a life altering surgery. She will be having a gastric bypass surgery early this morning and we will be at the hospital at 5:00 AM to report in.

This has been a long journey for the both of us and she is choosing to finish the journey where I have chosen a different path. With so much success just changing my eating habits, I've opted out of the surgery and she is seeing this all the way through.

I'll try keep all appropriate people updated as to her condition and how her surgery is going.

Please keep my lovely wife in your thoughts and prayers today as she has this procedure done.

I can't say how much I love her and how much that am proud of her, she is my rock and my inspiration.  She has a great support group behind her as her Sister and Brother in Law have had a lot of success with this procedure. Her Mother and Sister Danni will here here as well as me and her Sister Chris.

Keep us in your prayers today.