Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Morning Rambling Part 2

Here I sit yet once again on a quiet Sunday Morning part 2. Would you believe that I had actually written my blog and published it and then like an absolute brain fart, I deleted it right after I posted it for some reason. Talk about an absolute brain fart. The sad thing is I published the winning numbers for this weeks Powerball drawing that is coming up and I have forgotten them now. Oh the Humanity!!!!!

Well WVU managed to hold on to beat BYU yesterday afternoon 35-32 in DC. It wasn't exactly our best game of the year as special teams were losing the battle of field position all day long, the defense could not stop their offense but did manage to get turn overs at the most opportune time and the offense was brilliant, until they needed to be and then they left you scratching your head and wondering what are they thinking or trying to do. But alas, we walked out with a 35-32 win and we have moved to 3-0 on the season. Bring on the Big XII.

Today for Michelle and I is just going to be a routine day, Grocery shopping and then stopping at Phoenix Bakery to pick up some artisan treats and returning home. Michelle is a little bit under the weather with a sore throat so we won't get into too much today.

This is going to be my last day off for a while as the next quarter for RTI begins this Saturday and I will have the heaviest case load that I have had yet and will be doing the most traveling that I have done for a quarter, so I am going to be very busy between now and the time I go to St Louis in January for re-certification.

Have yourselves a relaxing day and make the most of it.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a semi -quiet household, oh who am I fooling Michelle has been up way before me and I have slept in this morning. I must still be in cruise mode and still think I am on

Are you ready for some Football today? WVU has traveled to DC today and will be playing the BYU Cougars in the first ever meeting between the two schools. Game is at 3:30 this afternoon, be sure to tune in watch, this could be a very good and a very competitive game between the two schools.

Well Michelle and I have ordered our new iPhones, we are both getting the 7 Plus's with the 256 GB HD's. Believe it or nit AT&T is giving me $650 in credits for one of my old ones (one per customer) when our new ones ship in late October. It does kind of suck having to wait so long, but we are getting what we want and since we both are getting the larger phones will have to wait. We did both buy a pair of Beats Solo2's that work through bluetooth just the same as ear pods for our new phones. Michelle got the Rose Gold to match her new iPhone and her iWatch and I got the Gold one to match my new iPhone. These things are amazing and have been designed to work with the iPhone.

October 8th I think we are going to have a little family get together, we're going to get some Pumpkins and get together and carve them up and decorate them. Michelle can get everyone a great price as BFS just bought $10,000 worth of them. If you want in just let us know so we can make arrangements.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Happy Birthday Kaiden Dalton

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Great-Nephew Kaiden Dalton a very Happy Birthday today. He is a growing boy and is starting to catch up to me in age, give it another 14 years and he'll pass me up in age.

Kaiden is a very good and well behaved young man and it is actually an honor to be around him.

Not sure what Kaiden is up to today, other than working towards his Doctorate in Nuclear Physics (yeah I know it's early), but if you happen to see Kaiden today, make sure you wish him the Happiest of Birthdays.

Happy Birthday Kaiden.

Friday, September 23, 2016

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 Friday.

Are you ready for a little bit of High School Football action? Well tonight is the night. Martinsburg comes to Morgantown to take on the Mohigans, this is going to be a battle of two undefeated teams and should be a good indicator who may be playing in Wheeling this December. University High travels to Fairmont to play Fairmont Sr and Clay Battelle travels to Valley Wetzel this evening. Good luck to all Monongailia County teams this evening.

No plans for Michelle and I this weekend, Hayley and Josh are running to Ohio this weekend so we will probably not get into too much other than dog sitting for a couple of days. Josh is starting a new job in a couple of days and wants to return to Ohio to visit his Grandfather before he starts his new job.

This is probably going to be my last weekend off in some time, the quarter starts for RTI next weekend and I have twice as large of a case load this time as I did the previous quarter, plus I will do significantly more traveling to each segment this coming quarter. I'm not in Morgantown or Monongalia County this time around. I should be busy up until I go to St Louis in January with Michelle.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to reflect on days gone by that I have captured in pictures. Little lost moments in time that we are allowed to relive once again because someone had a camera handy and captured the moment. I like to select one of those lost moments in time and write a little something about it, briefly reliving a time and maybe stirring a few memories of some of my readers of yesteryear. Sometimes these are really easy pictures to find, it just jumps out at you saying pick me pick me. Sometimes it seems like you have looked at all the pictures over and over and it's hard to make a decision. One thing that always stands true though is that I always enjoy myself looking through the pictures.

This weeks picture goes all the way back to 2011, right after mine and Michelle's wedding. We went on a honeymoon to Ocean City, Maryland for a few days to celebrate. That was a time period of run, run, run, run, run the entire time that we were there.

This picture was taken the morning right before we were getting ready to leave and come back home. One thing that has always fascinated me was sunrises, especially sunrises over the ocean. It's something I wake up every morning to on our cruises just so I can witness it, and I drug Michelle a couple blocks out of the bed to let her witness it with me at Ocean City. I do have to say that I enjoy it much more from our balcony on the ship.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


We finally made it back to work yesterday, I swear going back to the office after a nice vacation is good and bad. It's good because you have been given the chance to relax and it's bad because vacation is over with. What a bummer on that part of

I still have a few pictures and videos to take off of the cameras from vacation, but nothing like years past as we primarily used our iPhones to take the vast majority of the pictures so that we could immediately upload them to Facebook.

Michelle and I made it over to the new Hobby Lobby Monday afternoon, I am so glad that we now have one in Morgantown. We like the one in Robinson Township but we don't get up there that often and I think ours is bigger than the one in Washington Pa. I think it it were up to Michelle she would have planted her feet into the floor and taken root as she loves that store.

With all the choas and travel this past week, I forgot to wish my nephew Calvin a very Happy 21st Birthday on my blog, but I expressed my sentiments on Facebook.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

No Tuesday's Tidbits today

I'm not going to do a tidbits today, it's the most time consuming blog of the week that I do, and after being out of the country for the last week and so many things being needed done I really didn't have time to write it.

First off the cruise, eventful to say the least. When we arrived at the terminal the Internet went down, meaning that they could not process credit cards to park, good thing we had cash on us or we would probably still be sitting and waiting.

We had to miss a port Freeport, due to Hurricane Julia but that is our least favorite port so no big deal.

Coming back into Baltimore there was an active shooter on the by the terminal so it was shut down and we were delayed getting off of the ship.

That is the short and sweet of it all, now I'm back to work.

Hi ho hi ho

Monday, September 19, 2016

One More Day

Every year we take our cruise, we always extend it one more day so that we can get organized from the week of vacation and get everything ready for the rest of the week. So we extend that vacation just one more day to recover from all the relaxation.

It's time to put the cruise behind me and stick it into our bank of memories.

Tomorrow it will be time to return to work, I've been off a total of 10 days now and it's just time to get ready to head back to the office to see what it is that I have missed. It has been a nice little break, now it's time to start planning fall festivities.

Have yourselves a great day.