Friday, February 23, 2024

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes, it is once again that time of the week that we all look forward 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 again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday!

Once again I will be working tomorrow so I call this my partial weekend. I am only working one job and for 8 hours and tomorrow I will work the other job for 8 hours and be done for the week. I can't really complain as I am doing what I like to do and making a difference on this rock by doing it. 

Once again I don't have too much going on this weekend, I'm not sure if Michelle has anything planned. I know her and Kim had talked about visiting the Tea Shoppe last week but had to cancel for some reason, maybe they can pull it off tomorrow. One never knows. 

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look at some of the 30,000+ photos that I have stored on my computer. Little lost moments in time that I either captured with a lens, scanned, or just stole from someplace on the internet. I like to find just one and post it up and recall or relive the picture to the best of my ability. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it has always been a lot of fun.

This one is from a couple of years ago, we had taken a trip to Hovatters and I was able to pry Michelle away from the Giraffes long enough to go into the bird enclosure. If you know Michelle, she loves animals and this day was no different (although don't tell Kiwi about this, he'll get jealous). 

We usually take at least one trip to Hovatters every season. I like to support the local zoos and Hovatters has grown and grown and has really become an amazing place to visit. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, now we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday and you know what that means. 

* It has been 21,964 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. I may have to start adjusting this soon. 

* It has been 7,224 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,812 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 5,022 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it is still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,059 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, married by a chiropractor and feasted on food Jeanie made. 

* I have now lived 2,196 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. I am recovering though. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 855 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 714 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,876 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 348 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhog Day. He and French Creek Freddie agreed on their predictions this year,  now lets just wait to see if they come true.  

* 323 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Hopefully I can put some better content together this year. 

* There are 309 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 293 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 242 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 211 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 195 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 167 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

*  In 102 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 29 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. Come on Springtime, I hate this cold and winter.  

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) several days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,469 blogs in the now 19 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I'm still in 8th place overall among all my friends and family. I passed Val, but lets see how long that lasts. Kim, Terri and Michelle are 1,2 and 3 on my list. . 

* Girl scout cookies? Help this little girl meet her goal. Get them while you can. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? A couple guys at the Superbowl not understanding that this is football. 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, February 19, 2024


All good things must come to an end and that does include those fun-filled things we refer to as weekends. Now it is time to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone of life and get back to doing what it is that we do that makes this a better world to live in.

New week new challenges is how I always look at Mondays. No idea what this week holds for me, but we'll hit it running and see how it turns out after a nice relaxing day off to myself. 

Monday's on Comedy Central Jon Stewart returns to the daily show. He left the show some years ago and to me it has not been the same since, he returned last week and will be hosting the show once a week on Monday's from here on out. I have to say I welcome his return. 

Have yourselves a great day and the start of a great week. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, February 18, 2024


Here I sit once again in a quiet household, with the exception of Kiwi giving me his opinion on everything this morning. He is definitely a chatty young fellow, and by chatty I mean loud and opinionated. He sings what he wants when he wants. 

We managed to do our taxes yesterday, or should I say Michelle managed to do them while I was working. You never know what is going to happen when you do taxes and this year was no surprise, or should I say a pleasant surprise as we are getting money from both the Federal and the State. That hasn't happened in some time, so I'm not complaining in the slightest. 

The agenda for the day is a little grocery shopping (Michelle is going to do that) and I'll do a few chores around the house while she is doing that. We started adding a weekend Aldi trip to our shopping routine and I have to say that they are a surprisingly inexpensive store. I actually think we have most of our meals planned and bought already, so she'll just be picking up some weekly staples like eggs, milk, etc. 

Have yourselves a nice and relaxing day. 

Saturday, February 17, 2024


Here I sit in a quiet household, and by quiet that ignores Kiwi in his cage singing songs from the Wonka movie as he is dancing around and singing. He's such a happy bird. 

I'm working once today. Friday and Saturday are my one job a day days with me working both jobs Monday thru Thursday. Today I will  be doing GIS and working on my own schedule, last week I started at 5:00 to get done in the early afternoon. That's the plan for today and I'm off tomorrow. I enjoy the job I'm doing today and in the evenings, the other job is just me learning a new piece of software so I can say I have experience with it. 

A few weeks ago my old buddy Phil said that Spring was right around the corner, have we crossed that corner yet? It doesn't appear as though we have, do you think Phil and French Creek Freddie may have both been fibbing? I'm ready for the warmer weather, the days are getting longer and we are only about three weeks from springing out clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings time. 

No other plans for the day, but you never know what we might get into. 

Have yourselves a super-fantastic day

Hi ho hi ho