Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* My Monday is over with and it is still hot, time for a tidbits

* It has been 20,323 days since my birth, that fateful morning 21 years ago (by my calendar) when I first entered this world.

* It has been 5,546 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I'm still loving it all these years later.

* 4,147 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, it was truly the start of the rest of my life that night.

* 3,371 days ago I proposed to Michelle, she knew it was coming so it was no big surprise, but I had to make sure she was going to say yes.

* It was 2,902 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I were married at the Marilla Center. We feasted and that was an understatement.

* I have now lived 534 days longer than my Dad did, makes you realize how short his life was.

* I have 4,529 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, like I said I love what I do and who knows when I would retire. Hell I may even go until I'm 70, who knows.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,136 days away. I'm ready to hear the altered version of Sweet Caroline.

* There are only 242 days until the start Spring 2020, or I could just move to San Diego where the weather is awesome 365 a year.

* 194 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. I'm loving our Spring weather that we have been having.

* 178 more days to go until my Goodbye 2019 Blog is posted, where I relive the previous year through what was posted right here in my blog. I guess I should get back to writing some kind of meaningful content.

* There are 152 more shopping days left until Christmas 2019, you have plenty of time to prepare but lets enjoy the now and not worry about December.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 132 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it, or would it be the 14th Anniversary of the 21st Anniversary of my 21st Birthday?

* There are 14 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eighth Wedding Anniversary together, seems like only yesterday.

* I have written 5,708 blogs in the 14 almost 15  years since I first tested this thing called blogging out.

* No drone flights this weekend, do you believe that? Even had nice weather and time off.

* I have a new appreciate for Mexican Food after last week. OMG and everything we had was amazing.

* I'm still looking for a cheap riding lawn mower, if anyone knows of any, let me know.

* Michelle left her computer charging cable in Charleston, I went out and bought her a temporary replacement, hopefully she gets it back today.

* I am going to say this and I still mean this, I hate snow.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton last week. He even has his own twitter account.

* 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, July 22, 2019

Back at it again

My so called weekend when I worked for RTI both days are now over with, now it's time to head back into the office for another fun filled week of doing what it is we do for a living. Time to stick our collective noses back onto the grindstone and start another work week.

Oh what a weekend it was. I worked both days in this sweltering heat, Michelle worked as well and attended not one but two Baby Showers over the weekend. Ang's was Saturday afternoon and then Bethanies was after hers back in Morgantown. 

The good news from the weekend? I retired that keyboard I bought last week, I hated it and I went and bought another one like I had and like the one I have at work. I love my Microsoft - Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and anything I did on the computer was just wrong. Different spacing, hated the other ergonomic keyboard, I gave it to Michelle for her to take into work. All is kosher in the world of blog-land once again.

Softball game tonight, we need this one and we will be off next Monday. Fortunately we play the 7:00 game instead of the 6:00 game, so the heat won't be as bad.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday Morning Rambling

Here I sit in a quiet household this early AM, I'm up watching Three's Company reruns and collecting my thoughts for the day. Peanut is also up, but I think this is planning her escape for the day to run around and frolic.

It was a scorcher yesterday, and  by all signs today is not going to be any different. It's going to be another scorcher out there today and hopefully this week we will get a little bit of relief. I know I am ready for some nice weather, nice meaning lower or no humidity not this muggy stuff we have been experiencing.

Today's plans include us going grocery shopping at Krogers. We started going there about two months ago when WalMart wanted to scan my receipt when I walked out the store. We stopped shopping there and have taken our business to Gucci Krogers as it is so called and have actually saved money with a much wider selection.

There will be a trip to the bread store after that and then a return home to do a few things around the house before I head out to the field to work. Michelle is going to the vets to work so we'll both be busy this afternoon.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, July 20, 2019

It's been 20 years.

It was 20 years ago today that we lost someone who was so influential in so many peoples lives even to this day.

July 20, 1999 was the day that my Dad passed away and left a heck of a legacy behind, some of which he never had the opportunity to meet. 

Six Children, Eight Grandchildren were his legacy that he had left behind. There are also Six Great-Grandchildren and soon to me a Seventh. 

A lot has happened in the 20 years that have passed in the years since his passing at an age younger than half of his children. There have been Picnics, Graduations, Marriages, Births, Deaths and a range of emotions from Joy and Laughter to Sorrow and Mourning So much has happened since his passing, but his memories and influence has been there every step of the way. 

The next generations have heard statements like "Roads are Getting Bad" or asking if you liked the potato or macaroni salad and then after acknowledging it was good to say "I cut my fingers three times making it". "I've had a Belly Full" when he was angry or after a large dinner he would ask if you want some Cheesecake, and after acknowledging you did he would say "Good so Do I, but we don't have none". 

He was a Coal Miner by Trade, but he was a Master Chef by passion. When I hear people talk of my Father, the Food and the Cookouts are always one of the first things mentioned. If you had ever had the honor of attending one, it would be one that you carry memories of to this day. Food was in large quantities, and a lot of different things. If there were 10 people for a cookout, he would prepare enough food for 50 just in case someone else would show up and he didn't want anyone to go hungry. 

Twenty Years. Time goes by too quick.



Friday, July 19, 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.

Michelle spent last night in Charleston once again to head up the art walk. It's something her company does or participates in to help find shoes for the local children of Charleston and the surrounding area. She'll be working from that location today and coming home this evening. I'm holding down the fort as she is away.

My weekend ahead in no where near as fun as last weekend or the weekend before, it's just going to involve me going out and doing field work for RTI and meeting some new people along the way. Nothing too exciting is planned other than just getting back to our normal schedules and getting back to my regimented lifestyle.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Happy Birthday Kynlea Dalton

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Great-Niece Kylea Rae Dalton a very Happy Birthday today.

This little photogenic girl is an absolute bundle of joy to be around, I stole this picture from my nice Amy, I believe that just like last year that she took the kids to Idlewild Park over this past weekend, spoiled kids...lol

Let's see, if my math is correct and she was born on this date in 2012, that would make her 2,557 days old (that is 7 to you who use that antiquated 365 day Calendar. I can remember the day this little bundle of joy was born like it was yesterday. I know Ralpjie was looking forward to the steak the hospital served him that night.

If you happen to see this little bundle of joy today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish her the happiest of Birthdays today.

Happy Birthday Kynlea.

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 taken exactly one week ago, we are standing on a pier just past Seaworld in San Diego, the significance of it is that this is the first time in my life that I had ever gotten a chance to see the Pacific Ocean.

I had been in Conference all week and took Thursday morning to do a little bit of sight seeing and Michelle wanted me to see the Pacific. I can honestly say I have stood on our great country's East and now West Coast.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hump Day

Two days down, to more ahead of us, that could only mean that if you peer up and over that dreaded noon time hump, you can see the dawn of another weekend off in the Distance. It's all downhill from here.

This is actually my slowest night of the week, I had Softball Monday Night, I worked last night and will work tomorrow night as Michelle will be in Charleston, so this is my one night this week when I can come home after my office job and actually relax a little bit.

You would think that after having a two week break (basically) from Blogging that that I would have a whole lot to talk about, truth be told that I really don't. Last week was filled with a bunch of information that a Geography Geek would like, someone who is into Digital Geospatial Data, but it would be boring to eveyone else. Need an example? Last week I got to meet Bill Moreland, he is the Senior Developer at ESRI and the guy responsible for ArcEdit and many of the Easter Eggs that were associated with the Software. Exciting to me, but pretty much boring to anyone who never used ArcEdit.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho