Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to recover from that daily loss to the Sandman and am up collecting my thoughts and surfing the WWW. TV is not on and I noticed it is only 10° outside, so I might head back to bed and my electric blanket in the very near future.

Michelle got all of the W-2's done yesterday so she may be off for the weekend instead of having to go in. She thought she was going to have to work, but it looks like she may not have to now.

I ordered a book from Amazon this week and it arrived last night. Probably a skill I am going to need to brush up on a little to stay ahead of the game. I've also been looking at other avenues to export and present information. I just got a copy of Office 2013 installed here at home, it has the capabilities of doing dynamic heat maps that previous versions of office does not. It's pretty simplistic, but the end user has to have Office 2013 for it to work properly and all of my clients have Office 2010 installed. I'm ready for them when they do a system wide upgrade to Office although I'm hearing we are going to Office 365.

No plans for the day yet, I have done a lot of work on the Hall Family Tree this week. I currently have 124 people in the database and it is growing. I've been adding pictures and information about people as I come across it. A few trips to a graveyard or two with my camera will probably help solve a few of the mysteries and help me fill it in a little bit better. I've got a request from Alaska to get a picture of a certain tombstone, so I guess I can add that to my list of things to do. I've added her entry to Find a Grave and have even started to update a few entries there.

Have a great day and stay warm.

Friday, January 30, 2015

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 with the coming storm being one contributing factor and the fact that it's getting towards the end of the month and Michelle works in accounting for a good sized corporation, her time is probably going to be very limited due to getting W-2's and Quarterly Taxes done on time. So this may be a weekend at home for me doing probably not very much. With the snow storms that are due to come and the Super Bowl this weekend, it may be just a good weekend for me to stay home and watch sports.

The Mountaineer Men's Basketball team will take their 17-3 record and try to get number 18 tomorrow at noon against Texas Tech. Hopefully we can pick up the win as we have already beaten them 78-67 on their home court earlier this season. If they win this one we will have topped last seasons win total and it's still only January.

Other than that not a whole lot going on around Morgantown this weekend. Something tells me the weather will dictate what I do this weekend more than anything. If Michelle doesn't work this weekend, there will probably be a trip or two to a clothing place so she can get some new clothes. She's down about 45 pound since surgery and needs some new duds.

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Photo Flashback Thursday



Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look through all of my pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet through the years. Little lost moments in time of days gone by, relived here briefly in my blog. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not so easy, it is and always has been a whole lot of fun.

This weeks pic is actually one I stole. My cousin Lynne actually had taken the picture and it was one that I had never seen before until recently. It was a picture from I am going to Guess Christmas Eve 1982, but it could be 1983 judging by Gary's height at that time.  The image was taken at Dad's and had my sister Terri, brother Gary and sister Pam all posing for this shot.

After looking at one of my previous photo flashback's and the fact that I am wearing that exact same sweater the next morning, I'm guessing that this was Christmas Eve 1983.

It seems like it was only yesterday, we were all young and innocent with our lives fully ahead of us. Heck even the house hadn't had the second addition (previous owners built the first) added on as of yet.

I'm guessing that we all had Hot Sausage that night and we all fought for leftovers the next morning.

Hi ho hi ho


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom

* The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.-- Walt Disney

* Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. -- Jim Rohn

* If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. -- Michael Jordan

* By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. -- Confucius

* A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. -- John Lubbock

* Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. -- Aldous Huxley

* You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is. -- Will Rogers

* Wisdom begins in wonder. -- Socrates

* Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -- Henry Ford

* Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. -- Sigmund Freud

* We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. -- George Bernard Shaw

* I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done. -- Lucille Ball

* Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. -- Will Rogers

* Honesty is the best policy. -- Benjamin Franklin

* The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

* The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. -- John F. Kennedy

* The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. -- John Burroughs

* Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek. -- Dan Rather

* Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. -- Theodore Roosevelt

* The doors of wisdom are never shut. -- Benjamin Franklin

* I Hate Snow -- George Hall

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well once again the week has started and Monday is behind us and we are once again staring down the barrel of a Tuesday. Still can't think of a better reason to do a Tidbits.

* 18,685 days ago I was born. Down in Georgia at an Army Base that my father was stationed at.

* 3,908 days ago I fulfilled a lifetime dream and graduated from West Virginia University. I took the better late than never attitude approach.

* 2,509 days ago Michelle and I went out on our first date. Pizza at Pizza Hut and out to watch the movie 10,000 BC.

* 1,733 days ago I got down on one knee and proposed marriage to Michelle.

* 1,270 days ago in front of our closest friends and family we exchanged our marital vows and became Husband and Wife.

* I have 6,152 days to go until retirement, give or take a few hundred here or there.

* I have 338 more days of content to write before my Goodbye 2015 Blog is written and posted.

* There are still 332 more shopping days left to go until Christmas. If you haven't started yet, don't feel bad as I'm sure most people haven't even began yet.

* 308 days to go until I add another year to my anniversary of my 21st Birthday. This will be my 31st Anniversary in case anyone is counting.

* In 110 more days my niece Brittany will be Graduating from West Virginia University.

* There are only 52 more days to go until Springtime.

* This is my 3,937th Blog post that I have written in the little over a decade that I have been writing George's Journal. I wouldn't even want to guess a word count that to that total or even a picture count that have appeared here.

* Next Monday is Groundhog Day. I've sent Phil some fine cigars, some liquor and a midget female groundhog prostitute with another one on the way. I'm going to try to have him so out of his mind he won't see his shadow.

* Big snow storm we were supposed to get here, somehow didn't make it here. Have I ever mentioned that I Hate Snow?

* Still working on the Hall Family Heritage site. I have a long way to go on this, but I'm getting there.

* No plans this upcoming week for us, Michelle has been putting in long hours and will probably be working this weekend to help get all of their W-2's out on time. It is tax season.

* I did see and talk to my Sister Pam last Friday, I forgot to ask her how Calvin is liking Fairmont State. I know he has classes on Saturdays, but that is about all I remember from the conversation.

* Michelle is doing great on her weight loss, I think the last she told me is it is 67 lbs overall and 40 since surgery. I've put on 10 or 12 pounds since Thanksgiving, come on Springtime.

* I realize that during this time of the year, when it's cold outside and the days are short. That I don't have a very exciting life. My life is much more exciting in the Summertime when I can get out and around.

* Have a Great Day

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dreary Monday

Well all good things must come to an end, and that includes those fun filled and relaxing things that we like to refer to as weekends. Now it's time to stick our noses back on the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what it is we do for a living and that pays our bills. It's Monday and time to get back to work.

I'm not sure what it is looking like outside yet, but I did put both Mine and Michelle's windshield wipers up yesterday in anticipation of all the snow we are scheduled to get. Hopefully I can get out of here this morning before everyone starts to commute and people get stuck in my driveway like what happened a few weeks ago. Have I ever mentioned that I Hate Snow?

Yesterday was a pretty relaxing day, took a couple of naps as we did our shopping early and had most of the laundry done from the day before. Since there wasn't really any football yesterday (next weekend is the Super Bowl) other than the Pro-Bowl last night that I did not watch, it was a day of not much to do as we had everything pretty much done early in the day.

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to recover from that losing battle with that dreaded Sandman last night and I'm up early collecting my thoughts. Not watching TV yet as I will probably go back to bed sometime in the very near future.

Yesterday was a pretty good day, Mom had been in the hospital for a couple of days for observation so I stopped by yesterday morning to see her. They released her yesterday and are going to schedule and endoscopy with her on Monday. The procedure won't necessarily be on Monday, but they can't schedule it until Monday so that gave her two options, stay there and wait for them to schedule it or go home. She chose to go home and I can't say that I blame her.

Michelle and I finally made it out to see American Sniper  yesterday. We realized that it had been 2 1/12 years since we had been to the Theater, last seeing Ted in July of 2012. It was a great movie and my suggestion is for everyone to see it if they get a chance. Surprisingly tickets at noon were only $8.00 each and a soda and a popcorn with my AARP card were a $3.00 discount.

We are in for a big snow storm starting this afternoon, calling for as much as 8" of snowfall over the next couple of days. Not sure if I have ever mentioned this before, but I Hate Snow. I'm more than ready for Springtime. Maybe it's time to get a female groundhog prostitute and a case of cheap liquor and send it to Phil, but I still need to bribe Mother Nature. Now what to get her.,..

Have a great day.