Monday, May 22, 2017


It's that time of the week when everyone stops having all the fun that they were having over the weekend and get back to doing what it is we do for a living. It's time to stick those collective noses back on the grindstone.

I think today I will pull all the video together from Amanda and Joey's wedding and try to put something together using all the footage that Michelle managed to capture.

No big plans for me this week, but that can always change at the simple drop of a hat. I'm waiting to hear from a couple of perspective employers and also waiting to count and list my next section for RTI. I'm kind of in the sit and wait time, hopefully I start to hear something this week.

I hope everyone has a great day, go out and change the world.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Pam McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Sister Pam a very Happy Birthday today.

I would have published this about 12 hours ago, but with the wedding and planning on getting ready to return home and things, it accidentally got delayed for a little while.

Pam is a sister than any brother would be very proud to have. She is the most genuine of the genuine and it is an honor to call her my Baby Sister.

I did speak with her a little bit today to see if she had any plans, but they do not at this moment as she indicated that she has to work today and tomorrow.

Take a little bit of time out of your busy day and wish this special lady a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Pam

Sunday Morning

Good Morning to everyone from New Stanton PA from the beautiful Marriott Hotel. We came up yesterday for Amanda and Joey's Wedding and will be returning to Morgantown sometime this morning.

I did manage to put a number of pictures up on Facebook yesterday, but I have not looked or worked with the video that Michelle had captured yesterday as of yet. I tried the 360° camera but since it was an outdoor wedding I had trouble getting the lighting right and didn't use it.

I have to say that they went all out for this wedding as far as the facility, everything was just so well done and organized and it was nice for everyone to get together for this special event.

We'll be heading back home in a few hours, I'm sure the animals are suffering from separation anxiety without us being there.

Have a great day.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Amanda and Joey's Wedding

After all the preparation and planning, Amanda and Joey's Wedding day is now upon us. Michelle and I will be leaving this morning and heading up to the venue. I think everyone in the wedding party are either already up there or in transit from out of state to get there.

With the wedding planned for this afternoon and the reception afterwards, we are planning on staying up there this evening rather than trying to drive home later this evening. Chad and Hayley are coming back this evening, and she will be taking care of the animals. I will betaking my 360° camera, my video camera and my regular camera to try to capture the moment today is a few different formats for them.

I'm a little excited to get out of town and head north for a little while, it's going to be a very special weekend for a very special couple.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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.

Well I'm out in the field all day today with RTI, I'm getting ready to take on another task with them of counting and listing for information that will be used the next couple of years when we are out doing interviews. I'll be working south of Morgantown today with a trainer from Ohio, so I get to pick up a little extra knowledge about the entire process for the study. I love doing field work, it really is a lot of fun, only this time I don't have to be knocking on any doors or dealing with anyone other than myself. This will be all mapping and recording on my part.

We'll have a busy weekend however as we will be heading to the Barn at Madison for Amanda and Joeys wedding tomorrow afternoon. We will be staying up there tomorrow night, but Hayley will be here tomorrow evening to feed and take are of all of the animals. Her and Chad are just going up for the day and will come home tomorrow night.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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.

With Amanda's wedding coming up this weekend and all of the talk of cookies and the cookie room that they are going to have, I felt the need to post a picture from the cookie table at mine and Michelle's wedding.

We had help in baking all of these cookies, a lot of it to be specific, but I think that it was a huge success and people really enjoyed it. At the end of the day we were not going to take any of them home with us and we invited everyone to fill up a Styrofoam container and take some of the treats )as well as the abundance of food) home and enjoy it. We were heading to Ocean City Maryland and it would all go to waste if we tried to keep it.

Have yourselves a great day, I'm back in the office today so..

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Two down, two more ahead, it's just a matter of getting up and over the noon time hump to start working towards another fun filled weekend.

Big plans this coming weekend, Michelle and I will be going up for Amanda's Wedding on Saturday and staying over Saturday Night at a local hotel. I'll make sure that I take my cameras and my 360° camera as well to capture the moment. As of right now it is scheduled to be an outdoor wedding, so we shall see how it all works out. Hopefully we can capture some memories for her and Joey.

The weather has been great this week, I know the animals are so glad that winter is over with and they get to go outside and play for extended periods of time. I know May had a great time outside yesterday, or should I say she hate this wonderful weather that we have been having.

And people wonder why I love this season so much.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

40 Years Ago

There are days that you encounter in the time that we spend on this rock that were turning points in your life. Possibly a single event that changed your destiny either for the good or the bad or was a point that you remember back for inspiration. For me that day is today, a day that I will never forget and always look to as a turning point in my life.

It was May 16, 1977 and about the time that this blog posts. I was a 13 year old kid who was being raised by my Dad's Parents, my Grandmother was the Motherly figure in my life at that time and my Grandfather was pretty much my Father. I still referred to them as my Grandmother and Grandfather, but they were much more than that. I was woke up with some of news that absolutely devastated me, for the first time in my life, someone very close to me had passed away.

It was a day when the man I knew to be my Father, despite my real Dad being alive but not really involved in my life those first 13 years, had passed away and my childhood changed forever. It was just me and my Grandmother and I had to assume a role that I maybe wasn't ready for yet, but it helped me grow up pretty quickly.

27 years after his passing, I accomplished a goal that he had had for me when I graduated College and fulfilled his dream. That day was 13 years ago today as well, but that was for him. I did stop by his and Grandma's gravesite yesterday to take a little bit of time to reflect upon the first 13 years of my life and what he has inspired me to do.

I miss them both to this day.