Friday, January 18, 2019

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 and a possible three day weekend.

Yeah I said possible, if you get the Federal Holiday for Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, I do get it at my regular office job and will be out of the office until Tuesday, but I'll also be working for RTI all weekend so you know what that means. The Day Off Nazi says "NO DAYS OFF FOR YOU" which means I will most likely be working all three of my days off for RTI. 

Nothing major planned, I'm working and I'm sure Michelle probably is as well, or at least Sunday afternoon at the Vet's Office.

One thing I need to start doing is assembling my tax documents for get my Software updated. I want to have it at least ready to go, knowing I'm probably going to owe the state again this year.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, January 17, 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.

Since I will be in Washington DC in a couple of Weeks for the ESRI Federal Users Conference I thought I would post a picture from the last time I visited our Nations Capital.

This picture is actually me in my hotel room on the balcony in Arlington, Virginia. I'm an early riser so I snapped a couple of pictures of me wearing ties on the days that I was there, I believe this picture was taken the second day I was there. I'm staying in the same hotel again this year, it's real close to the Metro where I can take it to the Pentagon then over to the Conference center downtown DC.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hump Day

Two days down, two more ahead of us, now all we have to do is get up and over this dreaded noon time hump so we can start heading downhill to another weekend.

I know everyone is probably wondering, George, how do you find the time to write such in depth and thought provoking journal entries for all of us to share? The answer is quite simple, I write most of the ones during the week on Sundays now since my days are so long and occupied. It's one of the few free times during the week that I have to actually sit down and let the collective juices flow other than early weekend mornings. Here is the good news, there will be no price increases for reading my blog in 2019. Yes it is the same low low price as it was when it was first published.

I am working both jobs again today, I do have to say I'm not going back out for RTI again this week until Saturday. Pulling this off you need some serious time management skills and I really learned to do that in college. One semester I actually carried 18 Credit Hours, worked 40 hours a week at the NRAC and pulled a 3.83 GPA that Semester. You have to learn to prioritize and stick to a strict schedule.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is done, my beautiful wife turns 50 today, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,134 the world was blessed with my birth.

* It has been 5,357 days since I graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Geography.

* 3,958 days ago Michelle and I went out for dinner and a movie, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC were on the agenda for the evening.

* 3,182 days ago I asked today's birthday girl to be my wife.

* It was 2,719 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I with the help of a co-worker of hers, became husband and wife.

* I have now lived 345 days longer than my Dad did, he missed out on so much due to his early passing.

* I have 4,704 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, like I said I love what I do.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,341 days away.

* 350 more days to go until my Goodbye 2019 Blog is posted.

* There are 344 more shopping days left until Christmas 2019, you have plenty of time to plan.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 320 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it.

* There are 204 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eighth Wedding Anniversary together, seems like only yesterday.

* There are 64 days until the next start of my favorite season, SPRING!!!!!

* 18 more days until Groundhog Day, we've had our snowfall for the year, now Phil do me a favor.

* I have written 5,513 blogs in the 14 plus years I have been writing this.

* No Drone flights this weekend, I'm slacking on that aspect of my flight time.

* I hate snow, not sure if I have ever mentioned that on my blog, I Hate Snow. Even just a little bit, I'm ready for Spring.

* I'll be in Washington DC in two weeks attending the ESRI Federal Users Conference. This will be the second time I have attended this Confernece.

* Rethinking the Friends and Family Picnic, maybe bringing it back this year. Nothing definite this year yet, but we're talking about it. 

* I'm taking Michelle out for dinner this evening for her Birthday.

* This is day 14 straight of me working one job or the other or both.

* 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

Happy Birthday Michelle Dawn Hall

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my amazing wife Michelle a very Happy 50th Birthday today.

I wish I could have done more, but I'm not a party planner, and to tell you the truth I am insufficient at it, but I will take my wonderful wife out for dinner tonight to celebrate her 50th Birthday.

I owe Michelle much more than I could ever express, she is my heart and soul and my world, I don't think anything I could ever due would be enough to express to her how much she means to me.

In the years Michelle and I have been together we have taken a trip or two, some to different countries and we've spent days together at airports traveling across the country. We have spent numerous hours out in the woods chasing Geocaches, we have went snorkeling in the Caribbean and we have watched the water go over Niagara Falls together. This amazing women who is the center of my life has allowed me to experience things together that I would never have dreamed of.

Michelle I love you with all my heart, I don't know who I would be without you. You are my everything. Happy 50th Birthday Sweetie. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Starting all over again

Well that non-existent weekend is now over, now it's time to head into a double duty day and another week at the office.

It's a double duty day for me today, I'll be working at NETL to start that week and I will be out in the field today working for RTI again so that I can take tomorrow evening off to take Michelle out to dinner for her Birthday.

I am going to have a busy week ahead with training, safety meetings and just general work at the office. Most of my crew will be in their training for something I don't do, so it will be me and one or two other guys this week holding the fort down to get everything taken care of that needs done.

There is some relief in sight however, next Monday is Martin Luther King Jr Day and a Federal Holiday, so I might work next week for RTI during the day that will give me a little bit of a break and help me transition into a normal work week the rest of the week. Then the following week after that I will be in Washington DC attending the ESRI Federal Users Conference.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, January 13, 2019


Here I sit on a quiet Sunday morning, I'm up early and planning on laying back down, and just attempting to catch my thoughts for the day.

Well I guess they shut my road down last night from Killarney Drive to T&S due to all the ice on the road. We do have a front row seat to see all the chaos, but I've seen it numerous times before and spent my time sleeping last night. It does look like a winter wonderland outside.

I have to head out into the field again today, had a good start for the segment yesterday, but still a long ways to go before I call it a day on that segment. There were a couple of tricky places to get to, but one of them I managed to close out and am happy about that.

Other than that no big plans for today other than shopping, laundry, working, and getting ready for another week of work. Sometimes I have to look on my life and say, man your life is boring as

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit later in the morning, Michelle went to bed after me and woke up before me so I'm a bit of a slacker today so far. We're up and she's drinking a cup of coffee and I'm trying to collect my thoughts on the day ahead.

I have to start out this blog by mentioning the passing of a long time friend and softball team mate. "Big Ed" Hetrick I found out yesterday morning had moved on to the Softball team upstairs and I'll say they got themselves a great guy. Ed and I had played on the Heiskell and King teams, the Sports Page Teams and he was even a member of the Recourse Teams. A big hearted guy who everyone seemed to gravitate to, he will be missed.

Today Michelle is going to Babysit Luke for a few hours as everyone seems to be working. I have to go out on the field for RTI both today and tomorrow and will be starting my other segment today. I've made two + passes through the segment close to here, now it's tome to start on the other one so that is will be my weekend.

Try to stay warm today as we are calling for snow later this afternoon and this evening, my wife loves snow where I on the other hand rarely express my feelings about the stuff especially on this blog.

Hi ho hi ho