Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Morning Rambling

Here I sit in a quiet household, I'm up a little too early for me and am going to be laying back down very soon. Something is on the TV, couldn't tell you what it was.

First off condolences to the Dalton Family and their loss. Ralph's step dad has found the answers to the other side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Now as far as the game yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised and I think we were shown how good of a football coach we have. I have to say Neal Brown is on another level of thinking with something he did, I scratched my head why and realized this man is an absolute master strategist. It came with 3 minutes left to play with us up 44-27 and getting ready to kick an extra point. The ball was snapped and the holder just simply downed the ball by taking a knee. I was left scratching my head wondering WTF was that? Coaches reasoning, being up 17 points with 3 minutes left to go meant it was a 3 score game. Meaning it would have taken NC State 2 touchdowns and a field goal to tie or beat us, a 3 score game. If we kick it and it is blocked and returned it is good for 2 points and now just became a 2 score game. Never seen any coach on any level anywhere use that reasoning, but he is absolutely right. The man is on a whole different level when it comes to the games strategy.

Other than that, grocery shopping and the Steeler game at 1:00 are on our agenda for the day.

Have a great day.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a  quiet game day Saturday morning, I'm sure people are lining up to tailgate if they aren't already tailgating somewhere. I'm up a little later than usual and collecting my thoughts for the day. My partner in crime Peanut must have found another hiding spot to lay back down.

The Mountaineers return to the field today here in Morgantown to take on North Carolina State. A team that has our old Defensive Coordinator and has not let us a single touchdown yet this season. Tony Gibson, the one coach I wanted to retain from the previous staff, returns to Morgantown as NC States Defensive Coordinator against a group of young men he basically recruited himself to Morgantown.

After last weeks fiasco, I don't have too high of hopes for today, but I trust the climb and Coach Neal Brown. I'm prepared for the long term rather than the short, and will support school till the end. It's a time of rebuilding here in Morgantown, but we acknowledge that.

Not too much else planned, I was going to run to the Laundromat last night to dry clothes, but Michelle had them washed and said lets go dry them last night due to the noon kickoff here in Morgantown. Laundry is done and I'm going to enjoy my weekend off, life gets busy again October 1st.

Have yourselves a great day, and let's go Mountaineers.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Big Ole Hairy Friday the 13th

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.

Are you looking for a little bit of High School Football? Well lets start with the school I missed last week. Undefeated Trinity is at home and will be taking on Fairport Harding, Oh. I think Clay Battelle is off this week. University High travels to the Northern Panhandle to take on Brooke and the hapless Alma Mater of mine who are 0-2 this week after blowing a 14 point lead to a AA Bridgeport team finally get their first home game of the season when they host Fort Hill, Md.

The Mountaineers are back at home to play their third and final non-conference game of the season when they host NC State in a return game from last season that ended up getting canceled due to a Hurricane.

That is the football here on Morgantown tonight and tomorrow. Plenty of gridiron action to see if that is your fancy.

Have yourselves a great Friday the 13th today.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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 all the way back to my days at Frostburg State. I worked for a company called InfoTech/VARGIS. VARGIS was the company I was initially employed by and then Infotech bought us out and we became Infotech.

This is my friend and Aerial Triangulation equivalent of me, this is Anand who was from Hyderbad India and was one of the people from the parent company that was brought over here to help many of the newer employees get up to speed with Photogrammatry.

I know the last time I spoke with Anand was a few years ago and he was trying to find a sponsor to come into the country full time and apply for citizenship. He's a great guy and was a pretty good friend.

Have yourselves a Great Day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

15 Years!!!!!

You know Wednesdays are usually my hardest day to write a blog. Never really have anything to say as it is the middle of a work week and I'm just usually going through the motions. Except for today.

It was on this day in 2004 that I found a website called blogger and made my very first post. I was trying to add life to my website, which is now my blogger page. It was something my sister Kim used to do, it was a weblog that you would write about your life and then post it for others to see. So I decided I would try this blogging thing to record my life.

What has it seen, numerous nephews and Neices graduating High School, one even graduating College. It saw me go through a few relationships and eventually meet, start dating and eventually marry my wife. It saw new members welcomed to the family and said goodbye to others. It's helped me plan picnics and events, talked about Softball and Trivia Challenges. I've shared numerous pictures and even talked about a friend signing to play College Baseball and eventually work his way into the Major Leagues. It's seen feuds and friendships, seen all kinds of joy and sorrow and has allowed me to express and share my life right here on on this cyber reality site.

Here is to 15 years and here is to the next 15 years of being a blogger.

Hard to imagine I ever stuck with this that long.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is complete, now it's time to concentrate on that second workweek day, Tuesday. It's a tidbits day.

* It has been 20,369 days since my birth, maybe if we reported our age in days, it wouldn't see, so bad.

* It has been 5,595 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. GIS was my area of study in case no one ever

* 4,196 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, it was the beginning of my true happiness.

* 3,420 days ago I proposed to Michelle, in our back yard and yes she knew it was coming.

* It was 2,951 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot and then feasted.

* I have now lived 583 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going. I'm really starting to feel my age some days more than others.

* I have 4,480 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, like I said I love what I do and who knows when I would retire.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,087 days away. Hopefully Neal Brown can build a team by then.

* There are 330 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together, I'm a very lucky man.

* There are only 192 days until the start Spring 2020, my favorite season.

* 145 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. I've seen Phil this summer more than any other years past. Fed him all kinds of apples, now lets see if he is my Friend February 2.

* 129 more days to go until my Goodbye 2019 Blog is posted, where I relive the previous year through what was posted right here in my blog.

* There are 105 more shopping days left until Christmas 2019. This thing is starting to creep up on us. Michelle and I actually started the discussion as to whether or not we are going to once again do a real tree this year or switch to an artificial one.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 83 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it, or would it be the 14th Anniversary of the 21st Anniversary of my 21st Birthday?

* I have written 5,760 blogs in the nearly 15 years since I started blogging, how nearly you ask? Check out tomorrow's Blog.

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that.

* I'm still looking for a cheap riding lawn mower, if anyone knows of any, let me know.

* Michelle and I took a trip to Terra Alta this past weekend to check out Balls Auction store.

* No updates on Gerald  this week, I would assume he is getting better and better by the day.

* Softball season is still over with. It was a tough one for me physically, I'm starting to show my age or should I see my lack of training.

* Have I ever mentioned I hate snow? Even with all the heat, I still hate snow.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton this summer.. He even has his own twitter account.

* 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.

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, September 09, 2019


All good things must come to an end, and by good if you watched the WVU Football game this past weekend that is very debatable. But it is the start of a new week of work and some new challenges to face and overcome.

Looking at my week ahead, I have just one mandatory safety meeting on my calendar, other than that it's pretty much open at work.

Michelle is going to work tonight and tomorrow night at the Vet's after work where my quarter for RTI is pretty much completed. I should be getting my new segment materials here in a couple of weeks as we prepare to finish out the year.

I'm not complaining about the idle time, I don't get a whole lot of it and the second quarter I had to travel to assist in another FI"s area as she had left the company. I enjoy a little bit of a break every once in a while and a chance to actually sit back and enjoy my weekends.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho