Monday, October 24, 2016


Well my day off came and went pretty quick, now it's time for all of us to stick our collective noses back on the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what we do for a living for another fun filled week of working.

For me this will not be another 27 day stretch, but I am scheduled to go out in the field next Saturday, so it's going to be at least a six day stretch. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I can get a Saturday off as Michelle and I have tentatively discussed traveling to Amish County in Ohio that weekend. It has been a while since we have been there and we are long overdue in returning.

The week ahead doesn't look too busy, or at least not as busy as it has in the past month for me, but not too much going on outside the ordinary.

Looking at the week ahead and looking back on the weekend, it has been a very wet one, I'm just glad the temperatures didn't drop like they have a few times here in the past few years completely blanketing the area with that ugly white stuff that falls from the sky and inhibits our travel. I'm n ot sure if I have ever mentioned it before on my blog, but I kid of hate snow. Not a fan at all.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Day Off

Well after 27 consecutive days of either working my regular job with Sextant, or my part time field job with RTI or a combination of both of them, I have finally gotten to the point where I have a day off!!!!!

It was a nice long stretch and the streak is over with, but there is still some cleanup work to do for RTI and I'll be moving to another county here pretty soon to finish up what another Field Interviewer started and could not finish due to them just simply being in the area temporarily, I'll go in and finish it up for her.

Needless to say I think I've earned a day of rest and relaxation.

I did get my authorization for me to Travel to St Louis after the New Year for the re-certification that needs to be done every year. Michelle is planning on going with me on our dime (RTI pays all of my expenses and time). We'll be staying at the Marriott St. Louis Grand, which is just a few blocks away from the Gateway Arch. Michelle will have all the free time, I will be in a classroom my entire time there with the notable exception of the day we arrive.

Our plans or today are grocery shopping this morning and then visiting our favorite local bakery later this morning. We are on no time schedule today as I don't have to rush out this morning to do any field work. Woo Hoo

Have a great day today, I plan on relaxing!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit in the very early AM, Michelle is still up and I just woke up in the middle of the night and plan on taking my butt back to bed. The TV is on and I have no idea what is playing on it.

Are you ready for a little football today, well the West Virginia Mountaineers will play host to TCU this afternoon at 3:30 right here in Morgantown. TCU flat out embarrassed us last year 40-10 on their home turf, hopefully we can play better today that we did last year. Hopefully I will be home in time to watch it.

Today is day 26 in a row for me working one job or the other, hopefully and there is no promise based on what could happen today, I'll have my first day off tomorrow since September 25th. However that could change with just one respondent wanting to set up an interview for tomorrow. I have had a very large case load this quarter, much heavier than any previous and a heavy case load in general, but I've worked it down and almost eliminated it all. I'll have some paperwork arriving next week for a couple more sections in another county, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I hope everyone has a great day today, hopefully I can manage to somehow stay dry today but I'm not real optimistic about that happening. LOL

Hi ho hi ho, it's back to bed I go.

Friday, October 21, 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.

I would first like to be thankful that Eric and Kevin are back in the booth together doing Podcasts. it's nice to see them working together again in some capacity. They are actually the originators of my "Big Ole Hairy Friday" title that I have used for years, so I felt the least that I could do was give them a shameless plug. Morning Radio in Morgantown just has not been the same since these two left the air.

Looking for a little bit of High School Football action? Morgantown is at home to take on John Marshall, University High is at home to play Preston and Clay Battelle travels to Southern Oh. Next Friday is what I am anticipating as the 2016 edition of the MoHawk Bowl is played. I cheer for all of our local team to do well, except when my Mohigans do battle with cross town rival University High.

Today is day 26 in a row for me working one job or the other or both, I will be out in the field once again tomorrow morning but unless some unlikely circumstance happens and I line up an interview for Sunday, my streak will end at 27 consecutive days when I plan on taking Sunday off. I'm hoping nothing prevents that, but you just never know.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through some of the pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet through the years and find one special picture that stands out. Little lost moments in time from yesterday caught with a Cameras lens and relived right here in my blog. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that one special picture and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it consistently is however is a whole lot of fun.

This weeks pic goes back about, 21 years. Back to the time when I was a wee little one, although my math may be a little fuzzy as this is probably about 1963-4. So 2016-1963 = 21 years in my book.

This is a picture of my cousins Sharon (Left) and Lynne (Right) having their picture taken with the greatest blogger the internet has ever known. I think I was preparing for a walk down the catwalk in Milan sporting my adorable sailor outfit.

I would imagine that this image was taken at my Grandparents home in Van Voorhis back about 21 years ago since I am 21.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Di tto Di tto (not a typo).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Brain Fart Blog

Well here we are once again at Wednesday, the day of the week I have the most trouble coming up with any kind of content to write about.

As I have discussed before, this is the hardest day for me to come up with any content worth writing about. It's the middle of the work week and in between a tidbits and a Photo Flashback where my creative juices just seem to have escaped me for the day.

Well lets see the WVU Football Team is ranked 12th in the AP and 13th in the Coaches Poll. The WVU Women's Soccer team is still the #1 team in the Country, maybe they can bring that National Championship home this season. So you can say the WVU Fall Sports teams have had a pretty successful season thus far, but there is still long way to go and too much season still is yet to be played.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday's Tidbits

* This is where I would say we have that dreaded Monday past us, but my days just seem to be running together right now but I will acknowledge that it is Tuesday and I'm going to do another fact filled and educational tidbits.

*  I know you guys have missed this count, it has been 19,315 wonderful days since my birth. Depending on if you use the traditional 365 day or the new and improved 905 day calendar to determine my age, let me just help everyone by stating that I am still 21.

* There have been 4,538 days that have gone by since I Graduated from WVU, that in itself seems like yesterday and it has been 12 years in itself. Best career decision that I ever made.

* It was 3,139 days ago that Michelle and I went out on our very first date together, both of our lives have changed significantly for the better since that fateful night despite the movie being really bad. I do not recommend 10,000 BC as a must see

* It has been 2,363 days since I proposed marriage to my wonderful wife, I enjoy each and every day that I get to spend with her, even if it is for only a few minutes.

* We are in day 1,900 of Marital bliss and still going strong, other than the occasional beating she give me, but I probably deserved them.

* I have about 5,522 or so days to go until my retirement, give or take a few hundred here or there and depending on how I feel.

* There are only 2,161 days to go until the Backyard Brawl in football takes the field once again. WVU and Pitt have a few Basketball games scheduled in the future, but it is Football where we want to kick their asses. =) Bring it on boys.

* There are 354 more days to go until we once again attend the Springs Festival.

* Our next cruise is 327 days away. We both really like the cruise we take and the ports of call that we visit, hence why we keep repeating this same cruise.

* There are only 292 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Sixth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 249 more days to go until Calvin and Jeanetta's Wedding next June, she has put together this very informative website for everyone to use. I did find out this past week that they are planning on living in Morgantown as she is applying to WVU for her Masters Degree.

* My favorite season of the year is a mere 153 days away when Spring 2017 finally arrives. I know a lot of people like watching the leaves change, I'm a rebirth of the foliage kind of guy.

* My buddy Phil the Groundhog takes center stage in 107 more days when he forecasts the weather on  Ground Hogs Day.

* I have 75 more days to go until my Goodbye 2016 blog is written, where I relive the previous year based on what has been written right here.

* If you are planning your shopping, you have 68 more days to go until Christmas, Walmart and other stores have their Christmas stuff out and have for a while.

* There are but a mere 44 more days to go until I celebrate yet another anniversary of my 21st Birthday.

* This is my 4,633rd blog that I have written for George's Journal in the now 12+ years that I have been writing it. That is a lot of thoughts as well as a lot of words that I have typed in for everyone to read.

* No work yest this fall on the Hall Family Tree, as soon as things slow down a little bit I'm going to start working on that again.

* Nothing new on the brother search, the DNA tests returned a few second cousins and beyond, but nothing close to a brother.....yet.

* We did not make it to the 50th Koon Family Sing, but my niece Amy took some great pics.

* I was talking with my sister Kim this past week about getting all my siblings together for a photo in some setting. We talked about doing each lineage in a different color and going with lighter colors as it goes down the generations. Using the basic colors for each sibling and lightening them up for each generation of their lineage. I think it would be a magical picture.

* Anyone up for Bowling on Thanksgiving Eve if the Bowling Alley's are open? I know I asked this question last week, but I think this would be a great opportunity for everyone to get together for the evening.

* Today is day 23 straight of working one job or the other or even both since this quarter started. I have worked my way through both rosters and unless something comes up, I am taking this coming Sunday off ending my streak at 27 Consecutive days worked.

* Have yourselves a great day and make the very most of it.

* Hi ho hi ho