Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday complete, now it's Tuesday and you know what that means. 

* It has been 20,785 days since I first entered this world as we know it. Each and everyone has presented its own unique challenge. 

* It has been 6,001 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,602 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,826 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. Best decision I have ever made.

* It was 3,363 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 989 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong. Coming on 1,000 days in the near future. 

* I have 4,116 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 681 days away. Beat some Panther Butt. 

* There are 290 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 290 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 151 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!! Kiwi will appreciate it as the weather is starting to cool down. 

* 105 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He's been getting fat all summer from Michelle putting corn on the bench all summer, now he is making himself a little more scarce. 

* 72 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 67 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 42 more days.

* I have written 6,189 blogs in the now 16+ years since I started blogging. 

* No Drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I have yet to fly this year.

* Last Presidential debate will be this week on Thursday. This is the last of the scheduled debates before the election. 

* Early voting in West Virginia starts tomorrow if you want to vote early. We are considering it.  

* My Mom says she is going to work the polls this election, not sure how that is going to work out but she's a trooper and will give it her best shot.  

* Michelle is a little under the weather, we have both already had our flu shots and I know that takes a couple of weeks to get into your system properly. 

* George's Journal Officially endorses David McKinley for US Congressman from the 1st District. He is one of only two Professional Engineers in Congress and I like him and will be voting for him. 

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* We're now Green for COVID for Monongalia County, track the state stats HERE. That means High School Football this weekend. 

* 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, do something to make it memorable. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Another Week

Here we are once again, another week to start doing what we all do for a living, it's time to put those collective noses back onto the grindstone for another week of changing the world with what you all do. 

Looking at my schedule for the week it's still wide open with nothing planned for me this week, I know Michelle has another surgery follow up later this week from her wrist surgery a couple of months ago. She also has her therapy a couple of times this week to continue to rehab her wrist. 

Not this week, but next Tuesday I have Pearl Scheduled to go into the garage once again. A couple of months ago she needed a new dual exhaust, now the clutch is starting to slip and I'm going to have a new clutch stuck in. I've assisted in changing one clutch years ago with my brother in law George, but I don't have space, jacks, or patience to replace it so I stopped in and scheduled it with Brian from Hartsell's Exxon. 

I did have a pretty good sports weekend believe it or not. Morgantown had a convincing win Friday night, the Mountaineers looked real good in their win Saturday and the Steelers managed to beat the Cleveland Browns yesterday. Pretty good sports weekend to say the least. 

Have yourselves a great day, do something that makes this world a better place today.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a quiet Sunday morning, I'm sitting here watching the Big Year on HBO and collecting my thoughts for the day. Peanut is still on her labor strike and is not going to help me write this, despite sucking up to me all day yesterday since Michelle was up North for the day. 

Nothing out of the ordinary today, just our typical Sunday morning routine of going grocery shopping and doing a number of weekly chores around the house. Same things we do every Sunday morning and maybe this afternoon we'll watch the Pittsburgh Steelers as they take on the Brown's at 1:00, a game that should be competitive and interesting. 

As far as the County COVID map, Monongalia County is once again in the green which means the school systems will be running normal this week. I do have to say that with the bars re-opening last week and WVU allowing some fans yesterday that the concern for another spike is a possibility. Everyone else around the countries numbers are increasing, that the fear of this once again taking off and spiking is a genuine concern. 

Have yourselves a great day today, watch some football and stay warm. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

It's Gameday

Here I sit once again in a quiet Household, Peanut my co-author is running around but refuses to give any input this morning. She is holding out on contract negotiations, something about not enough outside time so and her agent Kiwi says she won't co-author any blogs until her demands are met. 

It's finally happened, there is going to be a Mountaineer Football game today and they are actually going to let some fans into the stands for the first time this season. I think the number I am hearing is 25% capacity or about 15,000 fans with I'm hearing 2,000 of those going to students. There is no tailgating allowed in any of the WVU lots, so I can see the local week by week lot owners making some money today if they allow tailgating. 

The 2-1 Mountaineers will be taking on the 0-3 Kansas Jayhawks today at noon. Kansas's Coach, the legendary Les Miles, has tested Positive for COVID and has not traveled with the team. Les Miles people may remember from the Rich Rodrigues era, was Michigan's top choice for a coach, it was after he turned them down that Rich worked out some kind of negotiation with them to be their next coach. 

The game is at noon today on I think FS1, and we are the only Big XII game being played today. The only other game scheduled was Oklahoma State playing Baylor but that game has been postponed and moved to December 12 due to COVID. 

Michelle is up north at a hotel with her two sisters, she is attending a baby shower this afternoon and they all went up and had themselves a little bit of a slumber party before today's party. I know they were planning on stopping and seeing their Grandmother yesterday afternoon and had to schedule an appointment to do that. 

Have yourselves a great day, enjoy some football. 

Friday, October 16, 2020

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 once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

First off Congratulations to my Softball team, I've played Softball at BOPARC for over 30+ years, had some great teams, been then top-ranked teams numerous times through the years going into the post-season, but have never won the post-season Championship. This season due to COVID and just getting older, I didn't play this year although I was still on the roster. Well that group of guys did it without me, they won the post-season Championship Wednesday Night and delivered a nice piece of hardware to Ron and Darabeth our sponsors. Congratulations guys. 

Are you looking for a little bit of High School Football this evening? Undefeated University High is at home hosting Wheeling Park this evening. The winless Morgantown High Mohigans are on the road trying to get their first win of the season against Parkersburg South. Clay Battelle is at home hosting Cameron. Trinity is at home hosting Valley Whetzel this evening. Only my Mohigans are traveling this evening. 

College Football, the Mountaineers are at home tomorrow and hosting the University of Kansas. This will be the first game this season where they will let fans into the game, but only at 25% capacity or about 15,000 fans. 

Michelle is heading back home with her sister this evening for a Baby Shower, they will be staying overnight and coming back tomorrow evening. I will once again be flying solo this evening. 

Have a great day. 

Happy Birthday Brittany Dae Cummings

I would love to take this time out to wish my beautiful niece Brittany a very Happy Birthday today.

It seems like it was only yesterday that she was born, it's amazing how 30 years can go by in the very blink of an eye. It seems like just yesterday I was in the waiting room watching Who's the Boss and Kim and ED was in the delivery room waiting for this bundle of joy. The amazing thing about all of this is that this remarkable young lady is now nine years older than me. 

She is an amazing young woman, I know Michelle had a great trip with her last week on the girls trip to Canaan as they all sat around and laughed and had a great time. 

If you get a chance to see or talk to this marvelous young lady today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish her the Happiest of Birthdays today.

Happy Birthday Brittany.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

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+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

Going to change it up a little this week, since I did a video of my Dad feeding ducks in Florida yesterday, for today I thought I turn the clock back 30+ years and post the video of an old cookout we once had at Marilla Park. Back to a day when Food Fights and water battles were the normal for this family get together. 

Have yourselves a great day.