Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and in our rearview mirrors, you know what that means. Time for a Tidbits. 

* It has been 22,125 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,378 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. Smartest move I ever made career-wise. 

* 5,965 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. 

* 5,176 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it was still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,214 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 2,351 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 1,009 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 868 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,750 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.

* There are only 240 days to go until Spring 2025, my favorite season of the year.  

* 194 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.  

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

* There are 155 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 139 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 188 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bonds of matrimony. 

* There are 57 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 48 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 13 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

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

* I have written 7,624 blogs in the now over 19 3/4 years of being a blogger. Wow, am I really coming up on 20 years as 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. 

* We are loving both the Blackstone Grille and the Power washer that we have recently purchased. Michelle shampooed the back patio on

* Still playing Monopoly Go. I'm still in 6th place among friends and family. I'm trying to catch up. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This weeks Tiktok is Mamie White (Jesco's sister) singing.

* Have a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, July 22, 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.

Another work week ahead of us to be able and shine and change the world, make a difference and earn some money while we at it. Everyone likes money, so there is that. 

Starting a new project at work today, and finished two up on Friday. Today we start a big project for ERCOT that is going to take time and man hours. It's not a big effort like we did when I worked for Duquesne Light, which was all service lines and the network, this is basically transmission from bus to bus in the state of Texas. 

There is not much else going on this week, just working and churning along, one thing I did in fact notice this past weekend. I've done a little scientific research and have determined that weekends are just way too short, they need to be longer. 

Have a great day, go make a difference in this world. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, July 21, 2024


Here I sit once again in a quiet household, Kiwi and I are up having our normal discussions. Anything from Thermodynamics to the designated hitter in Baseball. He's just a chatty little fellow with a lot to chirp about. 

Had a pretty good day yesterday, we did have a houseguest for a few hours as Mom and Gerald went to a Bell family function. Lucy came and visited and stayed with us for a few hours.  Such a good puppy. 

We as in Michelle, managed to get the back patio and exterior walls powerwashed. She sprayed them down with soap and then used that little powerwasher adaptor to take up all the stuff off the ground. When our neighbors had their AC out their window, all the condensation ran down the side of the house and left a film of a green fungus down the wall and on the ground. A powerwasher solves that problem like no hose could, 1,900 psi of cleansing power going at it. 

Today will be our typical Sunday. I'll do a few chores around the house as Michelle heads to Krogers to finish up any weekly grocery shopping that we may have left to do for the week. 

Pam has to work this afternoon so we put off walking for a week. 

Have a great day. 

Saturday, July 20, 2024


Here Kiwi and I sit once again in a quiet household, Kiwi and I are up discussing what we are going to be doing today.  He says you humans are so monochromatic, he just does what he wants when he wants. He's such an independent bird, kind of bossy as well. 

I do have to point out and give you a demonstration of how fast time flies by. This is an indication that you need to cherish every moment and make as many of those moments as you can. Memories for you and for those around you. A quarter century ago, that was 25 years, many of those of us reading this had our lives changed forever. My Dad, George Hall Sr, passed away. It is hard to believe that it has been a quarter century has passed since that fateful day. So much has happened, from new family members being born to others passing away including Jean and the son he never met in Jonathan. Days are short and precious, don't waste them.

So with that being said, what is on our agenda for the day? Aldi shopping of course, we go to the one where the old Hills Shopping Center used to be in Star City. The amount of shopping I've done in that plaza during my lifetime, I used to buy all my school clothes from there. 

Depending on the weather, we may powerwash the back patio. We did the front porch a couple of weeks ago, including Michelle painting the chairs. We did the garage last weekend where Michelle basically shampooed it, that just leaves the back patio and the back of the house. This may be on our agenda for the day. 

Yesterday we had to run Peanut to the Vet, she has an upper respiratory and an eye infection and she needed to be treated and get some medication. She'll be fine, just needs a day or so to rest. 

We also went and made some memories as Kynlea had her birthday party yesterday evening at her home. Ralph and Amy are such good hosts and parents, they do an absolutely amazing job. 

I will say that since we bought the blackstone a couple of weeks ago, Michelle has not cooked a meal in the kitchen since, she loves this thing. 

Have yourselves a great day, make some more memories. 

Friday, July 19, 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.

Looking for a little bit of cheap, and by cheap I do mean free entertainment. Well tonight at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater Post Modern Jukebox will be performing. They are a vegas act of a number of talented musicians that play other peoples music, but put their own spin on it as if it were done in another era. I've watched their videos for years on Youtube and I've been a fan for a number of years. 

However not to be leaning anyone anywhere else, Kynlea's Birthday Party will be held tonight at Ralph and Amy's. Her Birthday was last week, but Kynlea took it upon herself to organize her own birthday party and is doing it the way she wants to do it, family included. 

Have yourselves a great day and let's get this party started. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, July 18, 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 weeks pic was a little bit of a joke that I put up on Facebook a few years ago. It was the first day of school for the local kids and everyone was posting first-day-of-school pictures, so I did a little twist and put a picture of me getting ready to go to work. It got a pretty good response on Facebook. 

That monstrosity of a building you see in the background is now gone. That was Mancave version 1.0. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho