Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy Birthday Pam McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Sister Pam 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.

I'm not sure what George has planned for her today, as his is in a couple of days and they may celebrate it together.

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

Happy Birthday Pam


All good things must once again come to an end, but since I am working this Monday I have decided to just take next Monday off. Heck, we'll make it a National Holiday even. Now I just need to get through

Michelle is going to start a part time job today, she has been going nuts not working and just needed something to keep mind straight. She has found a part time job working for a local Veterinarian and doing their books, but there may very well be a bigger announcement later this week, keep your fingers crossed.

It's a softball night weather permitting, we play tonight at 7:00 on Ogden Field and will take on Lee Supply. Not sure who Lee Supply is, but the team that won it two years ago split into two teams and the team that won it last year (one of the two split teams) split into two again, this is one of those three teams. Hopefully we will be full strength tonight and have a little surprise waiting for them.

Have yourselves a great Monday.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Well here I sit once again in a quiet household, I'm the only one up and everyone else seems to have been KO'd by the dreaded Sandman. I'm up early collecting my thoughts for the day and watching something or another on the TV.

Great news, Peanut the little gallivanting Hoe Bag cat of ours has finally returned home. My guess is she has stayed away because we have two Pit Bulls here (Ace and May) and they have been roughhousing a little bit. Peanut screw that, I'm out of here until things calm down. I have to be honest, I was starting to get a little worried that I would see my little foot lover again. She is home safe.

Grocery shopping and just relaxing around the house today, Michelle is still eaten up with the poison ivy and is very uncomfortable. I think last night was her first good nights sleep in a couple of days, as she has just been uncomfortable and miserable. We'll have to see when she does finally wake up though, I have been wrong before.

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit on a quiet Saturday Morning, I have no idea what is playing on the TV and Michelle for the most part has been up most of the night itching with Poison Ivy. I'm up early collecting my thoughts and seeing what I missed with my early bed time last evening.

We have a couple of house guests the last couple of days, as Hayley is at the Alabama Gulf Shores for some concert festival, we have been dog sitting Gracie and Maybelline and will into next week.

Our cat Peanut who comes and goes as she pleases, has decided to take off and we have not seen her for a couple of days. This is the longest she has stayed away from home and we are starting to get a little worried. I don't think she has even been home to eat which is a little worrisome for us. I'm hoping all is well as she is my baby.

No plans for the day so far, and with Michelle being up most of the night itching with poison ivy, something tells me we're not going to get into too much today. I have heard Jewelweed (Thanks Jack) is the best cure.

If you happen to see our friend Trish today, make sure that you tell her Happy Birthday.

Have yourselves a great day.

Friday, May 18, 2018

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.

As of Blog time, Michelle is back home in PA where she is attending little Jonny Paugh's graduation from Pre-School and into Kindergarten next year. So there is a strong possibility that she stayed up there last night and will be coming back home this morning. It all depends on what she decided last night.

I do have to say that I am ready for a weekend, it's been a long week at work and I need a morning to sleep in which just may be tomorrow morning. We'll be going out to dinner this evening, but other than that no big plans as of yet. It's calling for rain and thunderstorms all weekend, but we'll have to see how that goes.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 17, 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.

This weeks pic goes all the way back to the Summer of 2009. Michelle, Hayley and I decided to take a little bit of a road trip and have a picnic at Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania. Something Michelle and I have done numerous times through the years.

I'm thinking this pic was taken near one of the overlooks or approaching the big bridge that crosses the canyon just up the road. I know we had picnic'd where we usually picnic when we go there, but at the bottom of the picnic area as opposed to driving up the hill between the two streams.

My how time flies by.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

41 Years Ago

May 16th has been a very significant date in my life, and today is once again May 16th.

It was 41 years ago today, and 14 years ago today that two very significant events happened in my life.

The first was May 16, 1977, a day that my Grandfather Ellis Hall, a man who raised me for the first 13 years of my life had passes away at age 84.

One of his dreams for me was for me to go to college. Something I waited until later in life to actually do, and I did do it and I graduated from West Virginia University.

The second significant date was May 16, 2004, the 27th Anniversary of his passing, I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography and an Emphasis in Geospatial Sciences. A field I still work in until this very day.

May 16th is very significant for me for two reasons, they have helped establish who I am and helped give me the tools I needed to accomplish what I have accomplished.

Have yourselves a Great Day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday's Tidbits

*  Monday is over with. Staring straight down at a Tuesday, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 19,890 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 5,112 days since I graduated from WVU, speaking of WVU they are all gone. Gone for the Summer!!!!!!

* 3,720 days ago Michelle and I went out for our very first date, I would say I should have let her pick the movie.

* 2,937 days ago I proposed to Michelle, right in the back yard.

* It was 2,474 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became Husband and wife.

* I have now lived 99 days longer than my Dad did, he would have turned 73 this past weekend.

* I have 4,948 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 1,586 days away.

* 263 more days until Groundhog Day, I saw Phil running around in the backyard this past weekend.

* 230 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 are 224 more shopping days left until Christmas, it's a little early to start on a wish list.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 200 more days. I think this will be the 34th anniversary of that birthday using the antiquated calendar that most people use.

* There are 90 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Seventh Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 72 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. Ticket's are now $50 each for the weekend, we bought ours just before Christmas for $40 each for the entire weekend and before all acts were named.

* There are 52 more days until we go and see Jimmy Buffett again in Pittsburgh, Fins Up!!!

* There are 37 more days to go until the start of Summer, I wouldn't mind if Mother Nature would throw us a little Summertime Weather.

* I have written 5,246 blogs in what is now my 13 2/3 years of being a Blogger and working towards 10,000. Only 4,764 more to go until I reach that Milestone.

* Nothing new on the Brother Search, but what else is new. It's been kind of dormant for a couple of years now after the brick wall was reached.

* Did make one drone flight this past weekend, I put the video up yesterday. I now have 1 Hour and 28 Minutes of flight time in 23 flights. It's traveled 14,664 ft so far.

* Michelle is thinking about returning home Thursday for Jonny Paugh's Graduation from Preschool, I think she is going to run up for the day.

* No Softball games this week, we are off until next Monday

* This weeks Riddle: Every Night and every morning 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

* OK, answer to riddle....An alarm clock.