Monday, March 30, 2015


All those good times that we have on those fun filled things called weekends have to come to an end. We have reached that point and it is time to head back to our jobs for another fun filled week of working and doing what we do for a living. The Weekend is over.

Michelle is going back in to the hospital tomorrow, but it's not a surgical procedure and I don't need to be with her. They are going to basically do an Upper GI to see how things look and how they are working. Should be a simple in and back out kind of thing.

In case you have not noticed, the WVU students are back in town from their Spring Break. The school aged kids get their break next week, but everyone is back in the classrooms this week. We're not too far from the University students taking off for the Summer and Graduation. I think it will take that long to properly fix all of the potholes around town.

I did buy a nice portable speaker yesterday. I had my eye on a Bose Soundlink and after reading review after review on this speaker, I decided to invest in one. It has a great sound and hooks up through Blue Tooth, it holds a nice 8 hour charge, so that is big portable sound that we now have. It's going to be great to use in the backyard or on one of our picnics that we like to get away and do.

Not going to get this week completed until we get it started, so have a great day and

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Here I sit once again in a quiet household, I have just recovered from that losing battle with the dreaded Sandman last night and I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and surfing the net. I don't even have the TV on yet so I am literally in total silence other than hearing my fingers tap the keys on my keyboard writing this blog.

We had an adventurous day yesterday, we headed out Route 7 to New Martinsville, West Virginia. The picture you see here is the Mason Dixon Line market indicating the point where it stops right before the Ohio River, just south of Marshall County and edge of Wetzel. It is at its Southwest corner.

Our road trip yesterday also included a stop at DiCarlos Pizza, as it is something Michelle has been craving and the most enjoyable thing she has eaten since her initial surgery this past November. I'm happy to report she did really well with it and no difficulties, we even brought one home,  separated it out and froze it so she can have it as lunches for work. Small manageable portions will make quite a few nice lunches for her.

No plans today other than our grocery shopping and laundry. We were not going to let yesterdays horrible weather keep us down as we were out and about. Michelle knows when I can get out on Saturdays that I am much less cranky than I am during the winter months when daylight is only something I read about as there are no windows in my

Have a great day.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Morning Grumblings

"Hot" Rod Hundley
Here I sit once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to recover from a losing battle with that dreaded Sandman once again and I'm up early collecting my thoughts for the day and surfing the internet. I'm not sure what is playing on TV as I'm honestly not even paying attention.

The West Virginia University community lost one of our all time great legend athletes yesterday. Before there was Jerry West, there was "Hot" Rod Hundley. The basketball star that my father would tell endless stories about as being the clown prince of basketball. He was the first pick in the NBA draft when he was done with college if that tells you how highly he was regarded. but would do some of the craziest antics on the floor.

I remember my Dad telling me once they were playing a game and Hot Rod stole the ball and went in for a layup. Hot Rod immediately went to the concession stand and grabbed a hot dog and a soda and sat down beside the Athletic Director and asked him how he liked the game, all while he was in the game.

Dad would go on and on about this man, but he said when he was serious and wanted to play, he was the best player in the country, hence why his number along with Jerry Wests are the only two retired numbers from WVU Basketball.

I wish I could have seen him play, I know he gave my Dad numerous memories.

RIP "Hot" Rod.

Friday, March 27, 2015

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.

No plans for the weekend yet for us, of course that can always change at the drop of a hat. The past few weekends we've decided what to do at the last possible moment and just went and did it. More spontaneous than planned, so maybe Michelle and I will talk tonight and find something to do tomorrow. The weather looks to be less than cooperative, but that's never stopped us before. I guess it all depends on how Michelle feels tomorrow.

She did take in a couple of large totes of old clothes to her co-workers, there is another tote that should go in today and then she will have cleaned up all of her old clothes that are now way too big for her.

Have a Great Day

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all of the pictures that I have stored on my computer. Little lost moments in time that I have either captured with a camera, scanned from an image or just plain stolen off of the internet. I like to post one up and briefly relive it here and share my memories with everyone.  Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes you do struggle, one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun.

This weeks picture goes back almost nine years, back to when the Koon family reunion was held at Uncle Junior's Church. They hold this get together yearly, but I've only made it to this one.

This is a picture of my sister and brother in law, my Mom and my cousin Paul and his wife Vickie. It was taken at the church, but out in the playground area. I had stopped by for a while as this was the last picnic that they were going to have at the church while Junior was still the pastor.

I'm pretty sure that they have semi-permanently moved it closer to Morgantown at Dorsey's Knob and the facilities that they have there.

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


I have hit a Blogging Milestone. I started to write this blog 10 1/2 years ago with a simple first post on September 11, 2004. It was something new that I heard about, this blogging this and wanted to try it and see how it worked out for me.

This blog has seen the Career of Josh Judy, it has seen my changer jobs a few times, the entire romance and marriage of my wife Michelle. International travel, birthdays, TV shows, WVU sports, 2 Steelers Super Bowl Championships, births, deaths, picnics, trips, gossip, news on family, Opinion, information about the area, and about every other significant event in my life over the last ten and one half years.

That takes one heck of a commitment believe it or not. I've developed themes for days of the week to help with content. The look and feel of the blog however, hasn't changed much other than a few small bells and whistles on the side for reference.

These last 4,000 posts have been a whole lot of fun, here is to the next 4,000 posts.

Thank you for reading.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well that dreaded thing called Monday is once again behind us and we are staring once again straight down the barrel of a Tuesday. Can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* 18,741 days ago I was born. That makes me about 21+ years old.

* 3.964 days ago I fulfilled a dream of mine and Graduated from West Virginia University.

* 2,565 days ago I took Michelle out on our first date, she forgave me for the bad movie and all BTW.

* 1,789 days ago I got down on one knee and proposed marriage to Michelle.

* 1,326 days ago at the Marilla Center in front of our closest family and friends we exchanged our wedding vows.

* I only have about 6,096 more days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred here or there.

* 282 more days until my Goodbye 2015 Blog post where I recall the previous year based on my Blog.

* 276 more shopping days left until Christmas. I did ask the question last week about a big family Christmas and only received two replies and they were both preferred other plans. So I'll let that idea die on the vine.

* In 252 more days it will once again be my 21st Birthday.

* There are only 173 more days to go until we set out on our 2015 Cruise. Michelle's sister Dani and her Husband Roy will be joining us this year on our cruise.

* 135 more days to go until mine and Michelle's fourth Wedding Anniversary.

* We only have 96 more days to go until the 2015 Picnic. I'm getting pretty excited about this.

* Only 89 more days to go until Summertime!!!

* In only 54 more days my niece Brittany will get her Degree and Graduate from West Virginia University.

* In only 23 more days, Michelle and I will leave for Niagara Falls.

* This is the 3,999th Blog post I have written for George's Journal in the 10 1/2 years I have been writing it. Tomorrow's blog will achieve a Milestone for me.

* The WVU Men's Basketball Team has once again advanced to the NCAA Basketball Tournament's Sweet 16. We play #1 ranked and the first and only NCAA Basketball team to go 36-0 in a season when we take on the University of Kentucky this Thursday at 9:45 PM on CBS.

* No work this week on the Family Tree, with Springtime upon us this may mean that this project will be shelved again until this fall when the days get shorter. I did make significant progress through the winter months, but unless I hear anything on the Brother Search which I am still actively pursuing there won't be any new content for a while.

* Still no word on if Jimmy Buffett is coming to Pittsburgh in 2015, I still have my fingers crossed but I'm starting to be a little bit doubtful.

* We are still waiting to hear from KDKA about the Steelers Trivia Tournament for this year. All of us on our team are in, now we are just waiting on the official OK from KDKA.

* The local Baseball Park is just about done, I'm ready to go see the Mountaineers and Black Bears play their 2015 Home Schedules here.

* The price of our cruise dropped yesterday and I was on top of it. WE now have $140.00 of onboard credit already.

* What's with all this White Stuff on the ground? It's Springtime so go away. I Hate Snow.

* Have a Great Day

* Hi ho hi ho