Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday's Tidbits

*  Monday down, Fallfest is this evening, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits unless the blue footed bobby and the sloth would show up and start dancing.

* It has been 19,981 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 5,196 days since I graduated from WVU, speaking of WVU all of those students are back and classes begin tomorrow.

* 3,811 days ago Michelle and I went out for dinner and a movie, I'm horrible in selecting movies.

* 3,028 days ago I got down on one knee and proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning right in the back yard.

* It was 2,558 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I got ourselves hitched up and married.

* I have now lived 191 days longer than my Dad did, this is a streak I would really like to grow quite large.

* I have 4,858 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 1,495 days away.

* There are 357 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eighth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 232 days until the next start of my favorite season, Spring 2019.

* 179 more days until Groundhog Day, Phil has been hanging around eating our Apples.

* 139 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 133 more shopping days left until Christmas. I'm surprised WalMart doesn't have their Christmas stuff up just yet.....

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 109 more days. I think this will be the 34th anniversary of that birthday using the antiquated calendar that most people use.

* 33 days away from our next cruise. We are once again on the Pride heading to the Caribbean. There are two cameras, the Foreward  and the Aft where you can see what is going on on the ship. You can watch all of our wacky adventures and see if they catch me streaking around the ship!

* We are 18 days away from the start of the 2018 WVU Football season when the Mountaineers will open up the year against Tennessee in Charlotte NC. It's getting closer...

* I have written 5,345 blogs in what is now my 13+ years of being a Blogger and working towards 10,000. Only 4,655 more to go until I reach that Milestone.

* No Drone flights this weekend, I'm slacking on that aspect of my flight time. I'm running out of season to fly.

* I hate to mention this, but I do hate snow. sorry snowy weather is not my kind of weather.

* My brother Jonathan is going in to have surgery later this week, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

* Michelle's Mom was sick and checked into the hospital this past weekend, hopefully she is feeling better.

* With WVU students classes starting tomorrow, locals Monongalia County Schools can't be that far behind. They start up this coming Tuesday. That's really going to give me a tight window on my commute to work.

* Speaking of Westover, the Johnny Koon Light Up The Night' Lantern and Butterfly Release will be on August 25th. Help raise some money for a much needed cause.

* Michelle made a trip to Harry's this past weekend to stock up on some meat. We stopped buying store bought meat last year and buy everything from Harry's, it's unbelievable the quality you get from a good butcher vs processed commercial stuff you get in grocery stores.

* 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, August 13, 2018


All good things must come to an end, and that does include those fun filled things referred to by others as weekends. Me, my consecutive days working streak just keeps growing as it's ready to add another week and even one on Saturday this coming week. I may however, and that is may, take off this coming Sunday and break my streak.

I'm only working one job today, I'll be out re-joining my softball team after missing last weeks double header loss. We play this evening and then a regular season ending double header again next Monday weather permitting. Everyone makes the playoffs in the Senior League, so this is just a formality before we wipe the records clean and start the playoffs.

West Virginia University has announced FallFest and the artists that will be there tomorrow night. I must be old as I've never heard of any of the acts, but Michelle knows of Brothers Osborne, then again I am a member of AARP...lol

Have yourselves a great day today, plan for a little extra travel time around Morgantown.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Here I sit yet in a quiet household yet once again, I'm up a little later than usual trying to wake up and collect my thoughts for the day. The TV is playing behind me , but I have no idea what is on it.

I will once again be traveling to Rowlesburg to work today, this may be my last trip up to the area for a while as they are transferring it to another field interviewer tomorrow. That coupled with the students returning to my local segment means my time will be occupied in town. It has been a nice little community to work in and the people are generally very friendly.

Michelle and I will be doing our grocery shopping here this morning, we want to jump on it a little early before Walmart becomes an absolute madhouse. WVU starts this Wednesday and my guess most of the students are back or will be returning in the next couple of days. So much for our peace and quiet around town....lol

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I'm up early collecting my thoughts for the day and trying to wake up for the day. Some infomercial on KDKA is on the boob tube behind me and I think Peanut is in sleeping with Michelle.

Working the Southern part of Preston County today and tomorrow and then they are going to transfer the section to someone else to try to hit during the week. I think this is my 21st Consecutive day either working one job or the other or a combination of both and that streak will continue into next weekend at a minimum.

Michelle is planning on  working at the Vets Office today and tomorrow and has her own little consecutive days worked streak going as well. She really does enjoy both of her jobs as do I, which makes streaks like this a little more bearable.

I might start writing some of my Vacation Blogs this weekend. We leave in five weeks from today and that time starts to tick off quickly.

Have yourselves a great day today, do something to make a difference in the world we live in.

 Hi ho hi ho

Friday, August 10, 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.

Well Morgantown, it was fun while it lasted. The days of being able to commute from one place to another pretty easily is about to end. The WVU Students are moving back this weekend, and traffic will probably be at a stand still around town as they new incoming Freshmen will be trying to move into their dorms for the start of their college careers.

Traffic is going to be bad, so if you can avoid Campus and if you shop at WalMart, I highly suggest doing it in the early morning hours as they are probably going to be swamped with new residents to town.

My plans for this weekend will be to once again to travel and work the same section that I have worked the past two weekends and I'll probably be working both days. We have plenty of work that needs to get done, and my schedule has been very limited.

Other than that, it's just going to be a normal friday for Michelle and I work, Sam's club and out to dinner.

Have yourselves a great day today, give yourselves a little extra time to get to where you are going.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, August 09, 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 was an absolute no brainer for me, especially after hearing from Mark on Tuesday and him wanting to get together with us in Baltimore on the Saturday before our cruise.

In this picture are Mark, Cheryl and Michelle on our last cruise together. We had dined with Cheryl and her best friend Donata the year before, but this year Cheryl and her Husband Mark were taking the cruise we once again dined with her.

Cheryl was a die hard Ravens fan, but she made Michelle a few gifts she has sewn out of Steelers material just because we were Steelers fan.

One night for dinner this year I'm going to order a Shrimp Cocktail, Caesar Salad and a Flat Iron Steak in honor of Cheryl. She always ordered the same meal, she was a creature of habit in our dining. A very special lady and she is missed.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Hump Day

Two days in the books, two more ahead of us, now all we have to do is get up and over this noon time hump as we work towards another fun filled weekend. Or should I say my streak will once again continue as I'll probably work for RTI both days this weekend.

Speaking of RTI, it's going to be a long day for me as my requested materials got here last night, meaning I have what I need to do field work. I'll probably just be working around here and not traveling tonight, as the segment is very close to me and starting to get populated.

I got a message yesterday morning from one of our cruising buddies Mark, Mark's wife and us hit it off and we dined with them back to back years on cruises. Cheryl was a very good friend who passed away last year from Cancer. They were from Baltimore, so Mark asked if we could meet up the night before the cruise and go out for some crabs. We weren't going to go down on Saturday this year, but that quickly changed our perspective and we are in fact going down and staying at the Inner Harbor again. We have stayed at this hotel for 3 of our 5 cruises and is our first choice of hotels to stay at. Reserved, booked and paid for.

My Las Vegas trip in October is a go, I'll be going out to Vegas and it turns out I will most likely be staying on the Strip. I've always wanted to go to Vegas, now I get to do it on someone elses dime.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Randy Hamrick

 I would like to take this opportunity to wish my wonderful and camera avoiding nephew Randy "Bub" Hamrick very happy Birthday today. It's very hard to get a picture of him sometimes, but I do manage to get a few.

If my math is correct, Randy will be celebrating his 30th Birthday today. Wow where have all the years gone, seems like just yesterday Aunt Kim and I were racing to Ali Baba's in Westover to pick up your mom because she was in labor. We did arrive however and she was waiting tables. You weren't born that night by the way...lol

Not sure what Randy will be getting into today, I don't get to see him that often but you know he is always pretty active and in to something or another.

If you happen to see Randy today, and hopefully most of us will, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and with this fine young man a very happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Randy.