Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is once again behind us and we have a pretty good start to the week, now we are looking straight down the barrel of a Tuesday and you know what that means. 

* It has been 21,347 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new and improved 1,000-day Calender. It's better than the 991-day calendar as it gives you a nice round number to work with. 

* It has been 6,587 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. 18 years ago just yesterday.  

* 5,172 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, the pizza hut is gone, the movie was horrible, but we're still together. 

* 4,394 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. The same bench she feeds the deer, groundhogs, geese, ducks, turkey and a whole slew of birds from. I'm waiting for a Giraffe to show up, or at least a couple spider monkeys. 

* It was 3,937 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, we poured sand into a vase said our I do's and we were hitched. 

* I have now lived 1,559 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,266 days, I've now outlived him by 82 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! We did find him, just never had the honor of a face-to-face meeting. 

* I have 3,599 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. 

* 273 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, I think he and the family have moved back home in the backyard. 

* 229 more days to go until my Goodbye 2022 Blog is posted, it's been eventful. I have it started. 

* There are 223 more shopping days left until Christmas 2022.

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 203 more days. 

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 97 days away. I am so ready for this game, we kicking Pitts Butt. I think this count started with about 2500 or so days and I've kept it up. 

* There are 81 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eleventh Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* 69 Days until Michelle and I are in Pittsburgh to see Jimmy Buffett!!!!!

* There are only 35 days until the official start of Summer. 

* I have written 6,786 blogs in the now 17 1/2 years since I started blogging. Seems like it was just yesterday that I started all of this. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. I may actually but one off of same ebay and piece it together but I'm not sure it is real;ly worth the effort to be honest. My little drone is awesome. 

* No drone flights this weekend, weather was awesome for it but working so many hours you have to budget your time accordingly. 

* Amy and Ralphie have stepped up to host the Memorial Day Weekend picnic. Thank you to both of them once again. 

* I'm still working 10 hour days again this week for Duquense Light, money was too much to pass up. 

* We'll be dogsitting in a couple of weeks as Hayley and Tyler take an extended vacation to Alabama once again. Peanut has actually let her face be shown. She has been hiding in the back bedroom pretty much since they got here. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho day 29 in a row. 

Monday, May 16, 2022


And it all starts all over without ever stopping. It is that time of the week where we take our collective noses and stick them back onto the grindstone for another fun-filled week of doing whatever it is that we do to make this a better world to live in. 

My week ahead includes a Doctors appointment this afternoon, it's just a typical routine checkup, nothing too in-depth just visiting my Doctor. That'll be later this afternoon, so that means I will be starting at the butt crack of dawn this morning to make sure that I can finish my work day before the appointment. 

Michelle is going to go and visit her Mom this evening after work, I think her and Chris are going to start slowing down the visits a little, as she is seeming comfortable and I guess has a new room mate that she gets along with. Michelle did set her up a bird feeder and has had to refill it once for her already. Michelle said there are a number of them up there, this one is right outside of Suzanne's room where she can see it. 

Hayley and Tyler managed to fly into Florida yesterday and then as they were driving to Alabama, the rental car broke down. Enterprise had to come and pick them up, take them back to the office and exchange the car for them. Hopefully, they at least got an upgrade for their inconvenience. 

Today is a date of tragedy and celebration for me. It was on this day in 1977, or 45 years ago that Grandpa Hall passed away. The man most responsible for my values and upbringing left this world. On this day in 2004, I graduated from West Virginia University fulfilling a dream that he had had for me. May 16th is was and will always be a date that I remember. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho Day 29 in a row

Sunday, May 15, 2022


Here I sit once again on a quiet Sunday Morning, all the animals are all fast asleep but I anticipate Kiwi being up pretty soon as he is the early bird, but he's not too fond of worms, says they give him

If you noticed a lot of extra traffic around town yesterday, they are still here. Hotels appear to be full and it all culminates this afternoon with the final portion of WVU's Commencement. The biggest one, the Eberly Undergraduate one starts at noon, so by later this afternoon most of the hotels will be empty and this group will all be gone for good. It'll be 18 years ago tomorrow since I walked that walk. 

I had to stop over at Mom's yesterday afternoon, her Wifi wasn't working on her TV and Computer. Rebooted the router and put her Wifi password into her TV and she was all good to go. It was a pretty easy fix. 

My day today? Grocery shopping and back out into the field to do some fieldwork for RTI. It's kind of a moot point, as my segments are very heavily student populated again and no one is here. It's pretty much a complete waste of time and resources in my opinion. Hey, they are paying me for it, so who is complaining. 

Hayley and Tyler flew to the Florida yesterday and are now at their Air B and B east of where the concert venue is going to be. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho day 27 in a row. 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Saturday Morning Rumblings

Here I sit in a household full of animals, Peanut is off hiding somewhere as she is a very shy one and will not come out while Maybelline or Gracie are here. There is not interaction or fighting, she's just a spoiled cat and don't like animals invading her domain. Other than that it's pretty quiet around here this morning. 

It's commencement weekend here in Morgantown. West Virginia University will grant degrees to thousands of Graduates this weekend, between last night, today and tomorrow there will be a number of hoodings and other such events for our new Graduates as they either leave the world of Academia or continue their careers further or enter into the job market. This portion of their journey has reached its final stage as they are granted their degrees in good faith. Traffic will be busy both today and tomorrow so be careful when you are on this side of town. Getting a table to go out to eat at might be challenging till Monday. 

Me? My day includes me once again going out into the field to do some fieldwork for RTI both today and tomorrow. I forget how many days in a row it has been, the money is great but it is starting to wear on me with so many other things going on like Michelle's Mom and a house full of animals. 

Hayley and Tyler are flying into I think some place in Florida today, they'll be down in the Gulf Shores for about a week and a half or so before they return home. They'll be attending something called the Hangout Festival, her cousin Abby and her friend will be joining them next week and all returning early the following week. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho it's day 26 in a row. 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Big Ole Hairy Friday the 13th

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 once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday the 13th.

We have a couple of house guests for the next couple of weeks. Gracie and Maybelline are both here as Hayley and Tyler visit the Gulf Shores for the next couple of weeks. They will be going to the Hangout Music Festival next weekend, but they are going down early and then Abby and a friend of hers is going to join them for the festival before returning home the next week. Hopefully they have a good time, they have went a few times and had to miss the last couple of years I think because of COVID and the wedding last year. 

So we have a houseful of animals here with me. Roll Call. We have Kiwi the king of the birds, he will be keeping everyone else in line. There is Peanut who I don't think I will see again until our guests leave. There is Sophie, she's old fat and geriatric and don't care. There is Gracie who always has too much energy and there is Maybelline the pitbull who is just a big pillow. Then there is Michelle and of course yours truly, but no one cares about

It's going to be a long day, working, going to run to WalMart and Sams and a few chores this evening. Saying it's going to be a long day is an understatement. 

It is Graduation weekend this weekend for WVU, so traffic may pick up the next couple of days before everyone clears out and this town resorts to being normal for a few months. Of course I will be out working this weekend once again, I've cleared most of my areas that are heavily student and now will concentrate on the more residential areas. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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 whole lot of fun.

This week's pic goes back to my great-niece at the Johnny Koon Lantern Launch a few years ago. We were all at Westover Park, and I think that was the last year they held it there, and I caught Kynlea giving me her very first on-camera Hall salute. Not sure if Aunt Val had anything to do with this (she did), but Kynlea seemed to really enjoy the moment. 

I think this was a year that Michelle and I actually won something, although Amy and her luck managed to win 103% of the prizes being offered that year. I swear I'm having her buy my Grand Bask ticket next

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho