Sunday, February 26, 2017


Well here I sit once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to recover from that losing battle with the dreaded Sandman last night and I'm up watching Concussion on Amazon while I'm collecting my thoughts for the day.

Well yesterday didn't go as planned, I wanted to head to Wheeling to visit my brother Gary, but he was committed to a job and had a couple of guys working with him, so we have postponed it a few weeks to where it is a day more viable to everyone. He seems to be doing well and has all kinds of work lined up to keep him busy which is a good thing.

So what does one do after a 12 consecutive day stretch of working? One where the weather was not as cooperative as it was the past week or so? One catches up on their power naps and that was my yesterday.Sometimes it's just nice to relax.

Grocery shopping today and getting ready for the week is on today's agenda.

Have a great day.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit early on a Saturday morning, some might even still call this Friday night and believe it or not the household is now somewhat quiet as I'm up watching the movie Glory on some channel.

It's still a bit early to be planning our days festivities, but you never know what we may or may not get into. Michelle actually just went to bed for the evening and I got up after a 4 hour I would say that I'm up for the day but I know damn well that the couch is calling my name as I fall back asleep watching some kind of interesting movie, although Glory is not a movie that I would fall asleep to, it's one that would keep me up and interested.

The weather has been absolutely beautiful, especially for February which is unheard of for this time of year. Hopefully the weather holds up today and Michelle and I can get out do something and enjoy this wonderful weather that we have been having the past week or so together. The weather has been so nice that I actually wore shorts all weekend last weekend when I was working in Paw Paw. Now maybe Michelle and I can get out and enjoy it together doing something. Maybe a little geocaching, but who knows what we will get into.

Have yourselves a great day, the TV is calling my name for right now.

Friday, February 24, 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.

Well after twelve consecutive days worked at one job or the other, I finally get a day off to relax tomorrow. I have to say that I'm doing the happy dance. It might just be a time to relax a little bit, but then again you never know what we may or may not get ourselves into.

Michelle is probably going to do our Sam's Club shopping for us today, that will leave this evening for me to treat her to dinner somewhere. We usually go out every Friday night, tonight shouldn't be any exception to that.

I am off this weekend, I transferred all of my caseloads that I had remaining to another Field Interviewer and I'm set for some time off until the next quarter begins on April Fools Day unless they want me to go out and do a little bit of cleanup work. I do get to relax a little now since it has been go go go since I came back from St Louis.

Have a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 23, 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 pictures, yes there are two of them to make sure that I got everyone from last years team, are of the Whitetail Crossing old farts Senior Softball team from 2016 where we finished as the runners up in the league and the playoffs.

Great group of guys and these pictures were obviously taken on two different nights last summer. Hopefully we can put this team together again and play another season of Old Farts Softball this coming summer. Great group of guys and a great sponsor in Whitetail Crossing where I need to get back up there because Ron makes some of the best food inn town.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hump Day

Well it is day ten in a row for me, but the good news is I'm happy to report that after today, I have two days to go until I get a day off and have a weekend!!!! Now, lets get up and over that noon time hump and start that downhill movement.

I have to say that it was nice to be back in from the field and back into the office yesterday. I enjoy doing field work, but the places I was at had little to no cell phone coverage anywhere by any carrier. It was as if I had stepped back in time. The hotel I stayed at had very shaky internet coverage at best, so I really wan't able to do anything that took any time or band width as I had no idea when I would lose that s well.

Some good news, Michelle had a job interview yesterday and said she feels pretty good about it. We'll have to wait and see what they say before I go into any details. It could lead to a very solid career path with some very nice doors being opened up along the way. We'll keep our fingers crossed on this one.

As I worked this past weekend, Michelle went back home for a few days. Her and Laura are doing a little organization for Amanda's wedding that is coming up in the near future. I know Michelle said they are talking about having a big cookie baking weekend in the near future to bake a number of the cookies for the cookie room. Michelle and I had a cookie table at our wedding, Amanda and Joey are going to have a cookie room. Yum!!!!

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday's Tidbits

* I'm back from my three day traveling weekend to work, I stayed in Berkeley Springs and worked in an area close to that, so I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* I know you guys have missed this count, it has been 19,441 wonderful days since my birth. Still going strong looking ahead and still hating snow.

* There have been 4,664 days that have gone by since I Graduated from WVU, it's amazing how quickly time goes by and I still hate snow.

* It was 3,265 days ago that Michelle and I went out on our very first date together, she's still around so I must be doing something right for the first time.

* It has been 2,489  days since I proposed marriage to my wonderful wife, I enjoy each and every day that I get to spend with her, even if it is for only a few minutes.

* We are in day 2,026 of Marriage, we're still going strong, I love her with all of my heart.

* I have about 5,397 or so days to go until my retirement giving the current rules for retirement give or take a few hundred here or there and depending on how I feel.

* There are only 2,034 days to go until the Backyard Brawl in football takes the field once again. We're kicking some Panther tail.

* My buddy Phil the Groundhog takes center stage in 347 more days when he forecasts the weather on Ground Hogs Day. Damn rat did not do me any favors this year.

* I have 313 more days to go until my Goodbye 2017 blog is written, that is my annual recall the year by what is posted in my blog blog.

* There are 307 more shopping days left to go until Christmas 2017, never too early to start planning.

* There are but a mere 283 more days to go until I celebrate yet another anniversary of my 21st Birthday.

* There are 228 more days to go until we once again attend the Springs Festival,

* Our next cruise is 201 days away, hopefully all goes better than planned unlike last year when we missed a port.

* There are only 167 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Sixth Wedding Anniversary together. I am the luckiest man in the world.

* In 149 more days Michelle and I will be attending WV Mountainfest. Already have our tickets for this years events.

* There are 131 more days to go until our 2017 Friends and Family Picnic.

* There are 123 more days to go until Calvin and Jeanetta's Wedding next June, she has put together this very informative website for everyone to use. Michelle and I need to get around to booking our hotel room before long.

* My favorite season of the year is a mere 27 days away when Spring 2017 finally arrives. I'm ready for the warm weather, the birds a singing and and the smells of springtime.

* In 19 more days, we will set the clocks ahead an hour as the start of Daylight Savings time will be upon us. Come on Spring.

* This is my 4,768th blog that I have written for George's Journal in the now 12+ years that I have been writing it. One has to question sometimes if the redundancy is starting to wear on me.

* No work yest this year on the Hall Family Tree, I have been slacking on keeping up with it this year I will readily admit.

* Once again nothing new on the brother search, the DNA tests returned a few second cousins and beyond, but nothing close to a brother. I'm beginning to give up any sense of hope that he is alive or if he is that he is looking.his weekend, I

* I have noticed that I prefer typing on a PC much more than I do on a laptop. I'm just not a laptop kind of guy and do struggle doing any extensive typing on one.

* I did have a good time working this past weekend. I'm happy to let someone else take over now despite meeting some really great people.

* Have I ever mentioned before that I Hate Snow! I'm glad that I actually got to work in shorts this weekend, weather was great and I loved it.

* I Hate Snow

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, February 20, 2017


I will be working out of the area the next few days and I'm not sure what my availability will be and how much internet access that I will have. With that said I'll be pre-writing this weekends blogs instead of live blogging.

Well today is President's Day, and the third day of my three day weekend from my normal job, but I'm still out here in Berkeley Springs ready to put in another day of working out in the field. The good news is that after I'm doe today, I'll be heading home to be with Michelle and prepare to start another work week at NETL.

A Special thank you to Michelle, for without her I would not have been able to get out in the field and get any work done this weekend. This is a study that is very much important and I really do believe in. So much so that I sacrificed a three day holiday weekend with my beautiful wife to come out here and collect data for a study that affects each and everyone of us. If I did not feel that collecting this information was very important, I wouldn't be out here doing this.

Let's get this day started so I can return home to Michelle tonight.

Hi ho hi ho