Saturday, May 25, 2019

Saturday Morning Rambling.

Here I sit in a semi-quiet household, waking up in the middle of the night for a restroom visit and collecting my thoughts for the day. I'm not going to try to fool anyone, I'm going back to bed very soon as this could potentially be a long day.

Starting off, yes I am traveling once again today to go and work for RTI. We sent someone down during this past week, but I don't know what they really accomplished this past week other than screening one residence. With this being a Holiday weekend, I'm going to have trouble finding people home, but I was a little disappointed when the cases were transferred back to me and I got to see the entries. We'll keep chugging along but today is the last day. I'm taking the rest of the weekend off and enjoying myself.

One thing I used to love to do was take pictures. I have a lot of pictures stored, but over the last couple of years my picture taking has been at a minimum for one reason or another. I have a Nikon Coolpix Camera with a very long telephoto lens, but sometimes it seems a little too moody to work and it was just time for a new Camera. So I bought my first DSLR Camera last night with a Nikon D3500. I've wanted a DSLR for years but never bought one, now I have one to play with.

Michelle is going to make a trip to Harry's today, she's going to go up and stock up on some meat and get a pork butt to smoke tomorrow afternoon. We are firing up our smoker for the first time in 2019 tomorrow morning, so there is that little bit of excitement.

I know Trish is having a big cookout today and Michelle may stop over. I could as well if I get back to town at a decent time.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, May 24, 2019

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 not just another weekend, but a three day holiday weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

No specific plans this weekend, other than my yearly trip to visit all of the graveyards where family members are buried. It's just something that I do every weekend and place flags on graves of family members who have served our country and are no longer with us.

It's just something that I have done every Memorial Day weekend for a few years now, and it's pretty much become a tradition. I need to get some flowers and some of those styrofoam inserts for graves to hold the flowers. The ones I had stuck in previously are getting aged and they just need to be changed.

Have yourselves a great weekend

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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 Memorial Day coming up, I thought I would share a pic from memorial Day a few years ago. Michelle and I had taken a number of road trips that weekend including one to the Temple of Gold outside of Wheeling.

This weeks picture is a pic of me standing in front of that world famous temple that resides just South of Wheeling.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi hi

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is over with, staring at a Tuesday.

* It has been 20,260 since my birth, it was just a mere 21 years ago if you know how to do proper math.

* It has been 5,483 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I am Mr Geospatial.

* 4,084 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, she is still with me despite the bad movie that I picked.

* 3,308 days ago I got down on one knee and asked Michelle to be my wife.

* It was 2,839 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I were married and partied and feasted. That's the important thing.

* I have now lived 471 days longer than my Dad did, his 74th birthday was yesterday and I hope everyone enjoyed my little video of him I shared.

* I have 4,592 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, like I said I love what I do and who knows when I would retire.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,199 days away. Sounds like the two schools are negotiating as well.

* 257 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. I'm loving our Spring weather that we have been having.

* 241 more days to go until my Goodbye 2019 Blog is posted, where I relive the previous year through what was posted right here in my blog. Would you believe over 1/4 of the year is over with already?

* There are 218 more shopping days left until Christmas 2019, you have plenty of time to prepare but lets enjoy the now and not worry about December.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 194 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it.

* There are 77 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eighth Wedding Anniversary together, seems like only yesterday.

* 47 Days until Michelle and I jump on an Airplane and head to San Diego for a week. I'll be at the GIS Wonderland and Michelle will be exploring beautiful San Diego.

* There are 32 days until the start of my Second favorite season. SUMMERTIME!!!!!

* I have written 5,644 blogs in the 14 1/2 years since I first tested this thing called blogging out.

* No drone flights this weekend.

* I still need a new impossible project, maybe my next impossible project will be to find another impossible project.

* I tried calling Gary this past weekend, but no answer. I haven't spoken to him in a while and was wondering how he was doing.

* Something tells me that I am going to be taking some time off this coming weekend, Holiday weekend and all.

* Hayley and Tyler are still down in Alabama, they will start heading back probably tomorrow night.

* With the University gone, and locals Seniors having graduated this past weekend, it's the final week of school for the kiddies pretty much. The last day is next Tuesday, but lets see how many show

* I'm STILL converting some old VHS tapes to Digital Format for Trish. I really need to get back on this as I am such a procrastinator.

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Pam and George

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Sister Pam and an early Birthday to my Brother in Law George and wish them both a very Happy Birthday today.

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. She would do anything for anyone and is one of the most innocent souls anyone would ever want to meet.

George is the Brother in Law who was always there to help when I needed help, especially when it came to the piece of junk cars I used to

I'm not sure what Pam and  George have planned for their Birthday's today and Thursday, but rest assured they will be making it special.

If you happen to see or talk to Pam today or George Thursday, take a little bit of time out of your busy day and wish this special lady or this fine young gentleman a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Pam and George a little early.

Monday, May 20, 2019


Here we go again, buckle up and prepare for another fun filled week of doing what we do for a living. It's time to stick those noses back onto the grindstone for another fun filled week of earning a living.

My week ahead doesn't appear to be too hectic, or at least not according to my calendar, but that can always change at the drop of a hat.

I was thinking I had a Softball game this evening, but I don't, we're off until next Monday for some reason.

Short blog, so Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, May 19, 2019


Here I sit in a quiet household, amazing with four cats here this morning, I'm sitting here watching some TV and collecting my thoughts for the day. My butt will be going back to bed very soon. I'm not sure if my day is quite ready to start yet. I did prevent my cable box from resetting this morning, so my TV is still on, I guess that's a good thing and an accomplishment for the day.LOL

Working once again today, I did have a bit of an incident yesterday when I dog took a chunk out of my leg yesterday afternoon. Got me pretty good on the right upper thigh, fortunately I was wearing Jean Shorts and I think that absorbed the majority of it all. Worst part was it was like six dogs that most were pretty docile, but one bulldog for some reason didn't like me being there. The property owner quickly secured them and put them all inside, I didn't know the extent of the bite until I left. I then had to drive like 10 miles out of the way to some place that actually had a cell phone signal to call my supervisor to let her know of the incident.

I would like to wish our friend Trish a very Happy Birthday today. We haven't seen her in a while and have been invited over next Saturday for a cookout. I'll be working but may try to stop over later in the day as I have yet to see Arron and Makayla's baby Adalynn.

I have pre-written the week day blogs for the week, don't expect too much. Busy schedule and you just have the time you would like to spend doing them, so you tend to rush them.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho