Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit on a quiet Saturday Morning, I have no idea what is playing on the TV and Michelle for the most part has been up most of the night itching with Poison Ivy. I'm up early collecting my thoughts and seeing what I missed with my early bed time last evening.

We have a couple of house guests the last couple of days, as Hayley is at the Alabama Gulf Shores for some concert festival, we have been dog sitting Gracie and Maybelline and will into next week.

Our cat Peanut who comes and goes as she pleases, has decided to take off and we have not seen her for a couple of days. This is the longest she has stayed away from home and we are starting to get a little worried. I don't think she has even been home to eat which is a little worrisome for us. I'm hoping all is well as she is my baby.

No plans for the day so far, and with Michelle being up most of the night itching with poison ivy, something tells me we're not going to get into too much today.

If you happen to see our friend Trish today, make sure that you tell her Happy Birthday.

Have yourselves a great day.

Friday, May 18, 2018

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.

As of Blog time, Michelle is back home in PA where she is attending little Jonny Paugh's graduation from Pre-School and into Kindergarten next year. So there is a strong possibility that she stayed up there last night and will be coming back home this morning. It all depends on what she decided last night.

I do have to say that I am ready for a weekend, it's been a long week at work and I need a morning to sleep in which just may be tomorrow morning. We'll be going out to dinner this evening, but other than that no big plans as of yet. It's calling for rain and thunderstorms all weekend, but we'll have to see how that goes.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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 the Summer of 2009. Michelle, Hayley and I decided to take a little bit of a road trip and have a picnic at Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania. Something Michelle and I have done numerous times through the years.

I'm thinking this pic was taken near one of the overlooks or approaching the big bridge that crosses the canyon just up the road. I know we had picnic'd where we usually picnic when we go there, but at the bottom of the picnic area as opposed to driving up the hill between the two streams.

My how time flies by.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

41 Years Ago

May 16th has been a very significant date in my life, and today is once again May 16th.

It was 41 years ago today, and 14 years ago today that two very significant events happened in my life.

The first was May 16, 1977, a day that my Grandfather Ellis Hall, a man who raised me for the first 13 years of my life had passes away at age 84.

One of his dreams for me was for me to go to college. Something I waited until later in life to actually do, and I did do it and I graduated from West Virginia University.

The second significant date was May 16, 2004, the 27th Anniversary of his passing, I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography and an Emphasis in Geospatial Sciences. A field I still work in until this very day.

May 16th is very significant for me for two reasons, they have helped establish who I am and helped give me the tools I needed to accomplish what I have accomplished.

Have yourselves a Great Day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday's Tidbits

*  Monday is over with. Staring straight down at a Tuesday, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 19,890 days since my reported birth, by my calculation and using my patented 938 day calendar, that should make me 21 years old by my calculations or 54 by these old antiquated calendar's.

* It has been 5,112 days since I graduated from WVU, speaking of WVU they are all gone. Gone for the Summer!!!!!!

* 3,720 days ago Michelle and I went out for our very first date, I would say I should have let her pick the movie.

* 2,937 days ago I proposed to Michelle, right in the back yard.

* It was 2,474 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became Husband and wife.

* I have now lived 99 days longer than my Dad did, he would have turned 73 this past weekend.

* I have 4,948 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, or at least start doing something else with my life other than working.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,586 days away.

* 263 more days until Groundhog Day, I saw Phil running around in the backyard this past weekend.

* 230 more days to go until my Goodbye 2018 Blog is posted, the blog that is my last blog of the year and recaps the previous year.

* There are 224 more shopping days left until Christmas, it's a little early to start on a wish list.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 200 more days. I think this will be the 34th anniversary of that birthday using the antiquated calendar that most people use.

* There are 90 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Seventh Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 72 days to go until MountainFest Starts, we already have our tickets and this will be our second year of attending. Alabama, Brett Michaels and Montgomery Gentry will be the featured acts throughout the weekend. Ticket's are now $50 each for the weekend, we bought ours just before Christmas for $40 each for the entire weekend and before all acts were named.

* There are 52 more days until we go and see Jimmy Buffett again in Pittsburgh, Fins Up!!!

* There are 37 more days to go until the start of Summer, I wouldn't mind if Mother Nature would throw us a little Summertime Weather.

* I have written 5,246 blogs in what is now my 13 2/3 years of being a Blogger and working towards 10,000. Only 4,764 more to go until I reach that Milestone.

* Nothing new on the Brother Search, but what else is new. It's been kind of dormant for a couple of years now after the brick wall was reached.

* Did make one drone flight this past weekend, I put the video up yesterday. I now have 1 Hour and 28 Minutes of flight time in 23 flights. It's traveled 14,664 ft so far.

* Michelle is thinking about returning home Thursday for Jonny Paugh's Graduation from Preschool, I think she is going to run up for the day.

* No Softball games this week, we are off until next Monday

* This weeks Riddle: Every Night and every morning I am told what to do and I do it, yet everyone is still mad at me. What am I?

* 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

* OK, answer to riddle....An alarm clock.

Monday, May 14, 2018


Van Voorhis
All good things must unfortunately come to an end, and that includes those fun filled (or work filled based on the perspective) things we call weekends. I did have a pretty good weekend and Michelle was up visiting all weekend. I managed to get all the shopping done as well as started to mow the over due grass that just grew too high.

I did manage to get one drone flight in this weekend, I went and flew Saturday afternoon at a place with some real significance in my life, down in Van Voorhis. In the picture you see a green (color) house, that is my Grandparents old home before they sold it. The white house was actually their garage and I think I had an Aunt live in it for a while. The little garage on the top was one that I got to watch Pumpkin Wade build his garage, I was probably about 4 years old when he poured the cement and it was something we spoke about each and every time we saw each other up until the last time. I've posted the video at the end of the blog for everyone to enjoy, I was hesitant in going too far, since I did not have a spotter and that makes it a little rough especially when you are trying to orient something over a football field in the air and you can barely see.

I hope everyone has a great day today, live it to the fullest and make the very most of it. Accept new challenges and learn just one new thing, you'll be a better person if you do.

Hi ho hi ho

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Mother, my Wife and and every other person who is called Mom by someone a very Happy Mothers Day today.

Mothers Day is an Internationally recognized Holiday that has origins right here in North Central West Virginia, Grafton more specifically and it was all started by Anna Jarvis over 100  years ago to honor her own Mother. If you ever are in Grafton, the Mother's Day Shrine is downtown, and the Anna Jarvis House is just to the East heading towards Phillipi.

Michelle is up visiting her Mother and her two Grandmothers this weekend and should return sometime later this afternoon. She was planning on going to church with her Mother and Grandmother (GiGi) this morning and then a Mother's Day Brunch with them this afternoon.

Have yourselves a great day today, live it to the fullest.