Thursday, April 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 goes back to 2016. We had taken a day trip to Smokehole Caverns and I grabbed this pic as Michelle was getting ready to walk into the gift shop. Yes we took the tour and went into the caverns and had a great time, it's a highly recommended thing to do if you have never done it before. No spelunking needed as it is a fairy easy tour to do if anyone is considering it. 

Hard to believe this was eight years ago, Michelle did back up our small portable grill and we pulled over at a picnic table and had our own little lunch. We used to do that a lot. 

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, the Solar eclipse has passed, it's Tuesday and a good reason to do a tidbits. 

* It has been 22,020 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,280 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. 

* 5,868 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. 

* 5,078 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 5,116 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 2,253 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 912 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 770 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,834 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.

* 292 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 lets just wait to see if they come true.  

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

* There are 253 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 237 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 186 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 155 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 146 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 118 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 65 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

*  In 46 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

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

* I have written 7,523 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 9th place overall among all my friends and family and I have a couple friends right on my heels. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? Looking for an entertaining TicToker to follow, check out this weeks Tiktok, I really got a kick out of this. BTW, it's real. Know anyone who needs a visit? lol

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, April 15, 2024


All good things must come to an end, and that includes those fun-filled things referred to as weekends. Now it is time to take our collective noses and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living and make this a better rock for us all to live on. 

Michelle returns to the office today after being off the last two months as they adjusted her medications. She went in the office last week to stop by and everyone was so happy to see her and they can't wait to get her back. She needed the break and she is revitalized and ready to go. 

Me, I have a long commute to the other side of the living room to head to work today. We're trying to wrap up a project that was much more complicated that they anticipated. There was a lot of missing information that had to be accounted for that we just did not have locational information for. I really enjoy the people I work with and am happy to be back working on electric rather than gas lines. 

Don't forget if you haven't already done them, today is Tax day. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, April 14, 2024


Here I sit once again in a quiet household, Kiwi is still up surfing his little bird computer, says he is looking for engineering drawings for his enclosure as he wants to add an addition. Something about installing a two car garage, but I don't know why as he doesn't drive. Silly bird. 

Michelle and I had a pretty good day together yesterday, we started by going to Apple Annies for Breakfast, would you believe we did NOT walk out with any baked goods. That's pretty rare for us when we go there. 

A trip to lowes followed, I got a real nice sawhorse/workbench for the garage and she bought an extended curtain rod for the back door. She had bought one that was 84" and we needed the 100" one and she bought another panel to add to it. It's sheer and lets us look out, but it makes it hard to look in. We also managed to get our breaker box labeled for everything that we would need to know. 

Other than that it was a pretty relaxing day. Today Michelle will be doing the grocery shopping as I  do a few chores around the house and that's pretty much it. We find that splitting up makes everything get done much quicker allowing more time for quality naps. 

Have a great day. 

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a semi-quiet household, Kiwi is up and working his little computer, I think he is in there looking for seed recipes. I don't have the heart to tell him seeds come from plants, I hope he's not in there planning on frying up his seeds. Such an innovative little bird. 

Michelle is ready to return to work on Monday. She has been off for a while as to adjust some of her meds that she takes. She switched back to her doctor she likes and left the place she was at, and they have got her back to her old self, but with a lot more energy as she has to be doing something. 

We finally got our new washer and drying delivered and installed. I was talking to George and Calvin and told them that Michael had the old one directly wired into the dryer, I was going to do that again until I got talked out of it for safety reasons. So Calvin came over and put a 220 plus in and hooked up the pigtail to the dryer and got everything hooked up. We've been running to Millers Laundry at least once a week for 4-5 years because the dryer was shot. I was told it would be cheaper to buy a new one than get the parts and replace the old one. So now we don't have to run to the laundromat every weekend, fight for dryers and crowds and we can do all of it here. 

So what is on today's agenda, I think Michelle and I are going to go through the breaker box and identify what each breaker goes to and label it. It was never really done properly and now we are going to do it. 

I've joked that I need a stoplight sometimes to get out of my driveway. Well that happens Monday. The Utility Board is going to put temporary lights up to make it a one lane street in front of our house for two weeks as they move utilities. They are widening the road in front of the house and building a new bridge to cross the creek, and they have to move some of the utilities before they do that, so starting Monday if you travel Van Voorhis, you might want to consider an alternate route for a couple of weeks. 

Have yourselves a great day and enjoy your weekend. 

Friday, April 12, 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!

So what is going on this weekend? As of right now, very little that I know of. Things always can and do change, however. Just because I don't have something planned out, doesn't mean nothing is happening. I'm just so removed from the pulse around town that I don't know what is happening in and around town. 

Maybe if the weather is nice I'll take the drone out and give it it's first flight of 2024. I bought it and flew it in the yard after I bought it and that was the last time I flew it. I know I keep saying that I want to get out and fly, but I'm such a procrastinator that I never actually take the time and go and actually do it.

Have a great Day

Hi ho hi ho