Monday, June 17, 2024

Back At It

All good things must come to an end, but this is an exciting day to end the weekend on. Now we have to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone known as life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living to make this a better rock to live on.

Looking at my week ahead it's the same as last week pretty much, but with no Doctor's Appointments lined up. Believe it or not, I was down about 20 pounds from my visit last year, I'm not really dieting nor was I trying, but I'm not going to complain. 

It's scheduled to be hot for a few days this week, with temperatures approaching the 90° range for a few days, so if you are out take precautions and wear sunscreen and appropriate protection from the sun. 

If you are or are not a Basketball fan, game 5 of the NBA Finals are tonight with the Boston Celtics having a 3-1 lead and on the verge of being NBA Champions. The Celtics are coached by former WVU star Joe Mazzula, so if you have time watch one of our former players coach his team to an NBA Title. He could be the first coach from WVU to win an NBA Title, although he is the fourth to be an NBA Coach, Jerry West, Fred Schaus and Rod Thorn all preceded him in that accomplishment. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, June 16, 2024


Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, Kiwi had drawn up a schematic on how I should have cut grass yesterday instead of how I did. He said he was monitoring us on the Ring Cameras and that us Humans don't have the bird's eye view that he does. I think he's mad because I wouldn't let him drive the lawn tractor around the yard. 

We had a busy day yesterday, Michelle started the day with a trip to Aldi's before we went to Christopher's Graduation Party at Krepps Park. No my little buddy Rocky was not up here for the party, I'm a little sad. I did get to see Michael however as he was in town. It was nice to see everyone and spend a little bit of time with them. 

After that we came home and cut Grass, spoke to my brother Gary briefly before hand, but I was being watched and critiqued on my grass cutting style by some un-named bird. He's a know it all, or at least he thinks that he is. 

After that we dropped something off to Val that she requested, Aaron was working so we took her out to dinner at Apple Annies. It was a good time, as their food is always really good. Before heading home we ended up going to Mountaineer Country Ice Cream on Point Marion Road. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit in a semi-quiet household, Kiwi is up trying to entertain me by singing his favorite Opera tunes, Kiwi seems to love opera for some reason. He's just got his little birdie headphones on in there just a jamming away. 

Our old neighbors will be in town today. Ashley and Christopher will be having Christopher's Graduation Party this afternoon at Krepps Park. Christopher is Michael's son who moved to South Carolina a few years ago with his Mom and my little buddy Rocky....who I do hope to see today. It's been a few years since I have seen the little rock of love, and today is the day as Michelle and I have been invited to Krepps to see everyone. 

Other plans for the day depend upon the weather, I would like to get grass cut sometime today, weather permitting. I let it go last weekend and it's due to be cut again. 

There was some very sad news this past week, WVU and NBA Legend Jerry West passed away. Whern I first saw the news I thought it was a joke like so many other celebrity hoaxes, but unfortunately it was true. 

Have yourselves a great day today. 

Friday, June 14, 2024

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes, it is once again that time of the week that we all look forward 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 again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

If you are looking for a little cheap, and when I say cheap I mean Free entertainment this evening. The Hazel Ruby McQuain Ampitheatre is hosting a concert this evening. Ace Frehley, the original lead guitarist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Kiss will be here in Morgantown giving a free concert down on the waterfront. 

Plans for the weekend other than working? Michael's son Christopher just recently graduated HS in South Carolina and Ashley is going to throw a Graduation Party for him here in Morgantown tomorrow that we are invited to. It'll be good to see that clan as we haven't seen them in a few years. 

Have yourselves a great day and lets get this party started. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, June 13, 2024

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+ photos that I have stored on my computer. Little lost moments in time that I either captured with a lens, scanned or just stole from someplace on the internet. I like to find just one and post it up and recall or relive the picture to the best of my ability. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it has always been a lot of fun.

This pic is special and memorable. It's from the old friends and family picnics we used to have at Krepps Park. We had the picnic and my cousin Heather showed up from Ohio after everyone had left and we were cleaning things up. I called Kim and Mom and Gerald and everyone came back to the pavilion so they could visit with Heather and her Mom. 

A few months after this, Heather died in a car wreck in Ohio. She was traveling to see her first grandchild that either was born or was about to be born and she managed to get into a fatal car wreck ending her life. 

Never let a chance to create a memory or even capture it with a camera slip away. We just don't know what tomorrow has to offer. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and in our rear view mirrors, you know what that means. 

* It has been 22,083 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,336 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. Maybe I should do a Josh Graduation from Penn State Countdown. 

* 5,923 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 5,134 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it was still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,172 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, married by a chiropractor and feasted on food Jeanie made. 

* I have now lived 2,309 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 968 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 826 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,778 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 236 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhog Day. He and French Creek Freddie agreed on their predictions this year,  now let's just wait to see if they come true.  

* 211 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Hopefully, I can put some better content together this year. 

* There are 197 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 181 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 130 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bonds of matrimony. 

* There are 99 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 90 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 62 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 9 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,582 blogs in the now over 19 3/4 years of being a blogger. Wow, am I really coming up on 20 years as a Blogger? 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I am back to 8th place overall. It's a back-and-forth battle, I'm trying to maintain my position. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This guy really knows his shit is the easiest way to say it. 

* We really need to plan another family get together this summer. 

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho