Thursday, November 23, 2017

Photo Flashback Thanksgiving

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.

Well since today is Thanksgiving and Michelle and I have done Thanksgiving at the Cassville Firehall since 2008, I thought I would pull up a rare moment from one of the Thanksgivings past.

Chad is one who does not like his picture taken, it's almost become a game to try to get a shot of him and capture it, this picture is from 2008 and I caught him a little bit off guard and got the shot. Hayley on the other hand has no problem with having her picture taken.

The guy in the Dallas Cowboys jersey is my brother in law Roy, but in a family full of Steeler fans we all still love him, although there is still hope for him to come over to the good side.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Big Ole Hairy Hump Day

Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to pause 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 Wednesday.

Some of you this may be your Friday as tomorrow is Thanksgiving and many of you will be off on Friday (including my wife), so this is the start of a long weekend for you. For me however, I'm working on Friday so tomorrow is just a day off for me.

Our plans for this evening and tomorrow, after work we will go to Texas Road House and pick up rolls and butter for tomorrow and then we will go to the Cassville Firehall. There we will be helping set up tables, peel potatoes, help with making the home made noodles and about anything and everything that will need to be done for the Thanksgiving Feast. It is the calm before the storm but most of us will be there this evening working as a team and in unison like a well oiled machine. It's amazing how this family comes together and works as one large unit.

Have yourselves a great day today, whether you are starting your weekend or you are working this weekend, make the most of it.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Deer Season has been started in West Virginia, hopefully all the hunters had success and there will be less obstacles in the road to hit, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 19,731 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.

* It has been 4,937 days since I graduated from West Virginia University, I have been lucky to work in my field both during and post college.

* 3,538 days ago Michelle and I went out on our very first date. 10,000 BC and a pizza from Pizza Hit.

* 2,762 days ago I got down on one knee and proposed marriage and my life has been better ever since. She filled the voids in my life.

* It was 2,299 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and became husband and wife. It was a very special day for us.

* I have 5,123 days to go until I retire, or at least start doing something else with my life other than working.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass is only 1,769 days away. it can't come soon enough.

* There are 258 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our magical Seventh Wedding Anniversary.

* We have 119 more days to go until Spring 2018, we are not in winter yet but days are too short and too cold, give me the springtime.

* 74 more days until Phil takes center stage again, hopefully he delivers some good news. Note to self, send him some liquor and fine cheese to keep him drunk and constipated.

* 41 more days to go until my Goodbye 2017 Blog is posted where I recount 2017 based on what I have written in my blog. It has been a year of transition and change, so should be a good read.

* There are 34 more shopping days left until Christmas. Michelle is talking about decorating Friday as I am at work.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 10 more days. If you use that antiquated 365 day calendar, this will be the 33rd Anniversary of it.

* I have written 5,057 blogs in what is now my 13 full years of being a Blogger and working towards 10,000. Only 4,943 to go!!!!!

* Nothing new on the Brother Search that has been going on for a couple of years, but we've hit brick walls everywhere but what else is new.

* Nothing new on the Hall Family Tree, even though there are some updates and additions that do need to be made, so there is that for me to work on.

* WVU Quarterback Will Grier is done for the year after breaking his finger and hand on Saturday, hopefully he has a full recovery and is ready to return next season. The Mountaineers play at Oklahoma this coming weekend.

* We have officially paid off our furniture that we bought a few months ago. I got six months free financing but paid it off in just three. Could have just paid for it then, but chose to use 0% financing and stretch it into three payments. Woo Hoo

* Thanksgiving Dinner this week at the Cassville Firehall. Last years auction paid for this years feast and we'll have an auction later that evening and pay for next years.

* I may have to go out and do field work this weekend, that's up in the air at the moment, I should know more in the next day or two.

* I'm STILL converting some old VHS tapes to Digital Format for Trish. I really need to get back on this.

* Have I ever mentioned that I Hate Snow?

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, November 20, 2017


All good things must come to an end, and that does include those rain filled QB losing things that we refer to as weekends. Now it's time to stick our collective noses back on the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what it is we do for a living.

Ironically, today is probably the most missed day of work in West Virginia and a day where many West Virginia hunters go out into the woods in search of a venison prize to feed their families. It's the first day of deer season here in West Virginia. If you are going out into the woods, make sure you wear a bright blaze orange and be extra careful and be aware of your surroundings as you are looking for your prize. There are a lot of other hunters out there today so please use extra care and caution as everyone is trying to bag that buck.

Do you believe that it is already Thanksgiving week? That means it is going to be a short four day week for me and and a three day week for Michelle. She is talking about switching cars with me on Friday and taking Chad out to some tree farm to cut down some Christmas Tree. It's just something that she wants to do different this year.

Have yourselves a great day today, if you are hunting stay safe and be aware of your surroundings.

For others like me it is hi ho hi ho

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, I'm up early watching something or another on the boob tube and collecting my thoughts for the day.

Well yesterday did not turn out too well fro WVU, starting QB Will Grier gruesomely dislocated his finger in the first quarter yesterday on a very strange play call. It was second and goal at about the half yard line and we called a naked bootleg where Grier ended up diving for the pylon, but ended up dislocating his finger and fumbling the ball to Texas. It was the turning point in the game and we lost 28-14.

Jim and Chris had a pretty good auction last night, I would say it was one of the more successful ones that I have been to, they are talking about doing another one December 2, but Michelle and I will be at her company Christmas dinner. I did manage to get a good deal on a heavy duty snow shovel and some wire grinding wheels for my drill and Michelle got 5 glass vases that I think she wants to decorate.

The Steelers played Thursday Night, so there is not really any football for us today, but we have a number of things that we need to do around the house.

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household, I have no idea what kind of noise is playing on the TV behind me and I'm up catching my thoughts for the day. I don't even see or hear any of the animals roaming around which is pretty rare.

If you are looking for some football, the University of Texas is in Morgantown today for a noon kickoff with the Mountaineers. This is the last home game of the season for the Mountaineers who close out their regular season next week at the University of Oklahoma. This is also Senior Day where all of the Seniors are introduced prior to the game.

This evening Jim and Chris (who finally got into their new home) are having an auction at the Cassville Firehall. The are having all kinds of Christmas Stuff and Tools on the agenda for this evening. It doesn't start until after the Football game is over and most people will be on their way out of town, so come on down and find yourselves a bargain or two.

I'm home today and not working for RTI. I had the chance to, but knew it would be a very non-productive day due to the football game so I have chosen to stay home and watch the football

Have yourselves a great day today.

Friday, November 17, 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 and a Big Ole Hairy Veterans Day Friday.

Looking for some football? Well University High School is the only Monongalia team still alive in the state playoffs, and they will be hosting Capital this evening. The 11-0 Hawks look to extend their season long winning streak one more week. They have had a great season, and should win tonight IMHO but they have a buzz saw ahead of them next week in Martinsburg if they win. Good luck Hawks.

If you are not doing anything tomorrow night, Jim and Chris are having an Auction at the Cassville Firehall. They haven't had any in a while, but they are now going to start doing them once again and they do tend to have quite a few bargains.

Other than that, not working this weekend for RTI. Might travel again next weekend if the section has not been worked down, but that all depends on whether they can get someone to work it. With Texas in town for a football game tomorrow, working the area could be a little inhibitive and counterproductive.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho