Thursday, May 23, 2024

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look at some of the 30,000+ photos that I have stored on my computer. Little lost moments in time that I either captured with a lens, scanned or just stole from someplace on the internet. I like to find just one and post it up and recall or relive the picture to the best of my ability. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it has always been a lot of fun.

This was Erica's Graduation last year. Amy and Ralph hosted the event as they will be once again doing this weekend, hence why I chose this photo for today. 

Josh will be donning the cap and gown and will get the chance to hear pomp and circumstance as he receives his diploma on Saturday. Just like that they are all growing up. Looking forward to making new memories this weekend as we celebrate with Josh. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed, let's face this tuesday like we own it. Time for a Tidbits. 

* It has been 22,055 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. BTW< it is my Sister Pam's Birthday. George's is Thursday. 

* It has been 7,315 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,903 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. Horrible movie that I picked though. 

* 5,113 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it is still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,151 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, married by a chiropractor and feasted on food Jeanie made. 

* I have now lived 2,288 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. I am recovering though. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 947 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 805 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,799 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 257 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhog Day. He and French Creek Freddie agreed on their predictions this year,  now let's just wait to see if they come true.  

* 232 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Hopefully, I can put some better content together this year. 

* There are 218 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 202 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 151 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 120 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 111 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 83 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 30 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

*  In 11 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,560 blogs in the now over 19 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. Weather is getting nicer, what is my excuse.  

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I am back to 7th place overall. I'm waiting for Ang to catch up and pass me. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This weeks TikTok  is kind of like a Deja Vu for me. When Michelle and I started dating she had to have surgery to have her gall bladder removed, I took Hayley down to the cafeteria and when we went back to the room Michelle asked me what I ate. I said a salad. 

* Subliminal message, order some pampered chef, you really need it. =)

* Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Pam and George McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Sister Pam and an early Birthday to my Brother in Law George and wish them both a very Happy Birthday today (although George's is Thursday). 

Pam is a sister that any brother would be very proud to have. She is the most genuine of the genuine and it is an honor to call her my Baby Sister and one hell of a Grandmother. She would do anything for anyone and is one of the most innocent souls anyone would ever want to meet that has purple hair. 

George is the Brother in Law who would be my first round draft pick in the Brother in Law Draft. He is a brother from another mother to say the least. 

If you happen to see or talk to Pam today or George on Tuesday, take a little bit of time out of your busy day and wish this special lady or this fine young gentleman a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Pam and George a little early.

Monday, May 20, 2024


All good things must come to an end, but this is an exciting day to end the weekend on. Now we have to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone known as life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living to make this a better rock to live on.

So what is going on this week? Looks like I will have a new boss this week at work, the project manager they hired a few weeks before me decided this was not what he wanted to do and moved on. He had given his courtesy two-week notice, but Friday was his last day. We'll keep chugging along until we hire a new one. Michelle asked me if it was a job I could do, and I explained if I had my Sister Kim's PMP Certification PMP Certification then absolutely, but I don't have that one. 

Michelle is back in the office today, they had an electrical power outage on Friday so they sent the entire office home for the day (with pay). She goes back to the office today and then is going to go and visit her Mom after work. That just means I'm on my own for dinner this evening. 

Have a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, of course, my friend Kiwi is up. He's kind of dangerous this morning as he has a set of acetylene torches and a welder set up next to his case. He's actually got a building permit hanging on the outside of his cage as he is tearing down walls and expanding. Something about wanting additional space for a pool table. He's always got something up his sleeve. 

Oh what a busy day we had yesterday. I pushed the grass off until the weekend and hoped that the weather report was not going to be accurate, fortunately, it was not accurate and it was sun shining. I was in fact able to get the grass mowed yesterday afternoon. It was absolutely horrible as it had been three weeks since I last cut it and we have had a lot of rain in that time period. 

Michelle spent the day at Hayley's painting. Things have been pushed back a few weeks so they had to move in last week and are actually painting this weekend. She wanted to paint and everything before they moved in, but that was just not to be. It was a girl's day as it was Michelle and Hayley, Tyler was at work so that created the opportunity for them to have a little time together. 

Terri asked me for a favor, she wanted the scans of all the pictures in here totes that are upstairs. I just asked her if she would like a copy of all of my pictures and she said yes. It was like 220 Gigabytes of images, so I went to Best Buy and found a nice deal on a 250 GB jump drive and copied them over to that. I figured I would just give a copy of all of them, would you believe that took 5 hours to copy them to that little jump drive. I got them copied for her though. 

Anyone like Pampered Chef? Michelle is doing another party that started yesterday. We have a good bit of their products and we absolutely love them. They are hands down the best products on the market, they are an investment and you'll never regret buying anything from them. Heck, sign up to host your own party and get free gifts. Just do it from Michelle's link. =)

Have yourselves a great day. 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Saturday Morning Argument with the Beakhead

Here Kiwi and I sit in a semi-quiet household, we're up arguing about whether or not he can instill plumbing and a heater in his cage so he can have a fountain and have the water nice and warm for him on some chilly nights. He's basically wanting it climate-controlled, he's a demanding little beak-head. Anyone know a good

Michelle is going up to Hayley's today to assist her with painting. She finally got everything moved in last Sunday, now today she and Michelle are going to paint and decorate. Tyler is working so it will just be the two of them.

Me, my grass is getting higher and higher, so I am hoping that the weather holds out so that I can get it cut today. It's been three weeks, I was going to cut it last week, but it was a little damp so I put it off until this weekend. Not sure what else I will get into, we usually do our Aldi shopping on Saturday, so with Michelle up north that could also be on my agenda for the day. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes, it is once again that time of the week that we all look forward 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 again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday!

No big plans this weekend, might just wind down a little bit and stick around the house. We have a graduation party to attend next weekend, but that is next weekend. It'll be the first family gathering probably since Terri's Benefit dinner last fall, so that'll be nice. 

This is a tough time of the year for blog writing, there is really no local weekend sports that everyone is interested in, the Ruby Amphitheater at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park has a number of events this summer, but they don't start until the start of next month. I retired from Softball a couple of years ago so the content that would normally fill up this space at this time of the year is a little scarce. 

Have yourselves a great day and the start of a great weekend.

Hi ho hi ho