Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on an early Saturday Morning, I'm up and watching absolutely nothing on the TV (I was streaming a movie earlier) and collecting my thoughts for the day and half heartedly attempting to wake up.

No plans this weekend, if the weather permits we are going to try to tackle the grass and get it cut, the recent heat wave has helped in controlling the cow chow for a couple of weeks, but I would like to tackle it before it gets too tall. Weather permitting like I said as it looks like it is going to rain this afternoon.

I got a chance yesterday to speak to both of my Brothers (although not at the same time). Jonathan returned my call from earlier in the week and we had a nice conversation and I also called Gary last night who was still working. He seems in really good spirits and upbeat. I know he's always really busy so it's rare I get a chance to talk to him.

Have yourselves a great day, it's going to be a day off from both jobs for both Michelle and Me.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Nineteen Years Ago

It was Nineteen years ago today, that this man in the picture with his six offspring passed away. He would be 73 years old if he were still with us and probably still preparing large family dinners for everyone.

So much has happened in the nineteen years since he has passed. Val, Kim, Amy, Moke, Myself and Calvin myself had all got married. We found our lost sibling just a few months ago, and we find out he not only has a Daughter (Granddaughter) Sarah but also a Granddaughter (Great Grand daughter).

We saw Erica, Kaiden, Josh, Kynlea and Ryleigh all enter into the family as the next generation all entered presented themselves as additions to the family.

This man touched and inspired a number of people, people who knew him or had the chance to experience one of his feasts he called a cookout always remember him for his food, the abundance and the great quality of it. He was a coal miner by trade, a great cook by choice and an inspiration to all.

We miss you Dad.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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.

OK a little change of pace this week, this is a picture of the WalMart Supercenter up on 4H Camp Road  here in Morgantown. When this image was taken we only had one operational WalMart and that was at the old Mountaineer Mall, then a day after this picture was taken that WalMart closed down and Morgantown had two brand new stores opening up.

It's been hard to imagine that it has been going on 12 years since these two stores opened up, it just goes to show you how fast time just flies by when you get to a certain point in your life. I was working at Home, but my Office was either in Frostburg or Sterling Virginia (depending on when we shut down the Frostburg Office), I had drove over after work to grab a picture before all the chaos of everyone wanting to go to the newer stores started. Before these stores opened, I drove to Grafton every Sunday to Grocery Shop at their Super WalMart.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Kynlea Dalton

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Great-Niece Kylea Rae Dalton a very Happy Birthday today.

This little photogenic girl is an absolute bundle of joy to be around, this scene stealer photobombed this photo last year when Ralphie and Amy took her to a WVU women's Basketball game I believe.

I know texting back and forth with Amy over the weekend that she is planning on taking the kids to Idlewild Park today. I guarantee you I know a couple of kids that are going to have an absolute ball today.

If you happen to see this little bundle of joy today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish her the happiest of Birthdays today.

Happy Birthday Kynlea.

Edit, this posted about 14 hours after it was supposed to. Sorry Kynlea, I hope you had a great day at Idlewild.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday's Tidbits

*  Monday is complete, I repeat Monday is complete. Now for your regularly scheduled Tuesday's Tidbits.

* It has been 19,953 days since my reported birth, by my calculation and using my patented 938 day calendar, that should make me 21 years old by my calculations or 54 by these old antiquated calendar's.

* It has been 5,168 days since I graduated from West Virginia University with a Degree in Geography.

* 3,783 days ago Michelle and I went out for dinner and a movie, 10,000 BC and Pizza Hut.

* 3,000 days ago I got down on one knee and proposed to Michelle, how is that for a round number.

* It was 2,537 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became Husband and Wife.

* I have now lived 163 days longer than my Dad did, this is a streak I would really like to grow quite large.

* I have 4,886 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, or at least start doing something else with my life other than working.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,523 days away.

* There are 253 days until the next start of my favorite season, Spring 2019.

* 200 more days until Groundhog Day, this is when Phil will tell us about an Early Spring in 2019.

* 167 more days to go until my Goodbye 2018 Blog is posted, the blog that is my last blog of the year and recaps the previous year. There will be some big things discussed this year, that is for sure.

* There are 161 more shopping days left until Christmas. Santa never got back to me about last weeks request.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 137 more days. I think this will be the 34th anniversary of that birthday using the antiquated calendar that most people use.

* We are 46 days away from the start of the 2018 WVU Football season when the Mountaineers will open up the year against Tennessee in Charlotte NC.

* There are 27 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Seventh Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 10 days to go until MountainFest Starts, we already have our tickets and this will be our second year of attending. Alabama, Brett Michaels and Montgomery Gentry will be the featured acts throughout the weekend. One concert down this year, time to gear up for the next series.

* I have written 5,315 blogs in what is now my 13+ years of being a Blogger and working towards 10,000. Only 4,685 more to go until I reach that Milestone.

* My sunburn from Saturday still stings, I should have worn sunscreen.

* No Drone flights this weekend, I should have flown once again but I didn't.

* I hate to mention this, but I do hate snow. I'll take the heat waves any day.

* Did get a chance to talk to Pam this weekend, she told me she now has 16 chickens and they are just about ready to start laying eggs.

* The Pittsburgh Pirates are heading into the All-Star break on a 6 game winning streak. Go Bucs.

* This weeks Riddle: Every night I am told what to do and I do it, yet everyone is still mad at me. What am I?

* 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

* Answer to this weeks riddle: An alarm clock

Monday, July 16, 2018


All good things must come to an end, and that includes both our fun filled ans work filled weekends. Now it's time to put the weekend behind us and concentrate on the week in front of us as we prepare for another work week.

Well today is going to once again be a long one for both Michelle and I, we're both working at least one job today with Michelle going in and doing her second job this afternoon after work, and me I'll be heading out to the softball fields this evening to take on IDK. We've ran our record to 3-1 and looking to make it a 4th win on the season this evening. We will have our hands full, but hopefully we will be up to the challenge weather permitting.

My work this quarter with RTI is slow for the time being, I'm only working one segment and they are all transient residents that are not living in their residences at this time. Meaning I'm going out about once a week for the time being and knocking on doors that no one is at just to establish a record of call. It's a challenging quarter to say the

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Our Road Trip

Yesterday Morning I woke up and got Michelle up a little early as well. She had indicated that she would like to get out and do something, she just wanted to get out and away for the day.

We had discussed a few options, but I got the impression she was wanting to go to Idlewild Park for the day, since it was going to be in the 90's and sitting at home really wasn't an option on such a fine day. I found a great deal that they were offering, 4 tickets for $24.50 each, or pay the $41.99 per ticket that was their normal asking price. With such a good deal we bought 4 tickets and asked if Trish and Layla wanted to go. Trish is sick, but she said Layla would love to go so we went and picked her up and spoiled the little girl for the day.

Idlewild has changed since I was last there a few years ago. The Rafter's Run is still there, but it's dilapidated, unused and a little bit of an eyesore because it appears in such disrepair. One of the speed slides is gone, the framework is still there, but it's dilapidated and an eyesore. I'm really surprised it's still standing as well.

They did build a newer set of slides that are active and they installed a lazy river which was one of Michelle's favorites. The Wowabunga Wave Pool is always a treat, it kicked our butts all day long as there are no wave pools anywhere close to here that compete with this one. Then waves are big and powerful and will give you a fun workout.

It was a great day other than my

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a quiet Saturday Morning, I am once again up kind of early watching or should I say listening to the TV behind me as I have no idea what is playing on it. I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and attempting to wake up.

Being most of my section that I am working for RTI are transient residents who are not here right now, I'm not going to be doing any field work today. It's kind of senseless to knock on doors when no one is there, I'm strategically located for this section, so I'll know when they are back.

Michelle is wanting to do something today but is not sure what she wants to do. We have tossed a few ideas around, but nothing concrete as of yet. It's supposed to be nice today, so getting out and doing something near or in water could be a lot of fun.

Have yourselves a great day.