Friday, February 22, 2019

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.

Once again no big plans for us this weekend, I know we are getting boring, other than I'm going out to do a little bit of field work tomorrow morning (I know the story of my life the last six weeks), but hopefully the weather will start warming up and I can maybe get a drone flight in here in the very near future. It's been a while and it is long overdue if you know what I mean.

I do have to say Spring has to be getting closer, Peanut spends all day sitting by the sliding glass door hoping to see the daffodils pop their heads up, she knows that when she sees them that her Meowtside time is starting for the season. Phil did predict and early spring and I have a feeling the shorts and sandals weather is right around the corner.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho



Thursday, February 21, 2019

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.

Let's go back this week to a time when my Geography career was actually just getting started. Yes I had worked as a GIS Project specialist for WVU all through school and even close to a year since I had graduated, but when I got my job with VARGIS (who later became Infotech) it was the real start to my professional career. WVU was where I learned my trade, it was VARGIS was where I learned a totally new aspect of it in working in the world of planimetric compilation.

This picture was actually taken on our "Official" Opening day, although we had been there for over a month already working, this was when we opened to doors to everyone to come in and see what it was that we did there on the campus of Frostburg State University This is a picture of our initial crew of workers, which did change through the next couple of years as we added another shift and seen many new faces come and go. I worked for VARGIS for a little over three years before moving on.

Have yoursleves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hump Day

There is always that one day of the week when I really and honestly don't have much to talk about. It's falls in between the Tuesday's Tidbits and the Photo Flashback Thursdays. It is the Wednesday blog that I suffer the most with for content to write about.

I do have a life full of memories, good memories that would make great stories, I just sometimes lack the ability to put it into words and place it on the internet.

This is one of those weeks when Derp Derp Derp is about the most creative thing that my mind can come up with. So feel free to imagine I just wrote a life changing and award winning blog of the year. You can add your own content and make the story your own, just give me credit for it. lol

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* My three day weekend is now complete, time to head back into the office and start a new week, I guess since it is Tuesday that calls for a tidbits.

* It has been 20,169 since I was born, it brings your life into a different perspective when you look how many days you have been alive.

* It has been 5,392 days since I graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Geography, yes I am still a Geography Geek. Mr Geospatial as I was referred to when I introduced Michelle to a co-worker last Friday.

* 3,993 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, actually it was her that started this countdown, I just continued it.

* 3,217 days ago I got down on one knee and asked Michelle to be my wife. It was 4:00 in the morning in the back yard, but she was up and ready as she knew it was coming.

* It was 2,754 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I got ourselves hitched. How many people do you know that can tell you how many days they have been married?

* I have now lived 380 days longer than my Dad did, just goes to show you his life was too short.

* I have 4,668 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, like I said I love what I do and who knows when I would retire.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,292 days away. It has been too long since the last time we beat them. It has been 2,644 days since we last beat them in Football, and that is too long of a stretch.

* 348 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, we love Phil with his prediction this year.

* 315 more days to go until my Goodbye 2019 Blog is posted, where I relive the previous year through what was posted right here in my blog.

* There are 309 more shopping days left until Christmas 2019, you have plenty of time to plan and get ready. Of course you could wait till after Christmas and get the stuff cheaper...lol Just saying.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 285 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it.

* There are 168 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eighth Wedding Anniversary together, seems like only yesterday.

* There are 29 days until the next start of my favorite season, SPRING. Now I guess I have to contemplate on whether or not I am going to play Softball this season.

* I have written 5,550 blogs in the 14 1/4+ years I have been writing my very first Blog. A lot has happened in those years, from people people graduating, to people passing to seeing marriages and birthdays to new births.

* No Drone flights this weekend, it's still winter but I want to get out and fly a little more this coming Spring.

* I still need a new impossible project. Something I can work towards and accomplish. I'm feeling unchallenged.

* One project I need to strive for this spring is to find a way to re-secure the vase on Jean's part of her and Dad's Tombstone. The vase part has been knocked off, and I need to find a way to secure it on there more permanently.

* My brother in Law Jim is having another auction, March 2 at the Woodland United Methodist Church if anyone is interested.

* Michelle has a job fair at the Uniontown Mall next week. Business is booming for them.

* Speaking of Booming, what the hell is up with Antonio Brown? Seriously, you have a contract you Prima Donna, show up do what your paid to do and shut up.

* Just for shits and giggles I drove by my Dad's old house this past weekend, someone is now living in it and they seem to have fixed it up.

* We have started talking about putting together a our softball team for 2019. Not sure if we are keeping the same sponsor or changing, or who is even coaching this year. Smitty is hanging up up and not coaching this year, plus I think BOPARC replaced everyone, so it's going to be wait and see.

* 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

Monday, February 18, 2019

President's Day

This will be a Monday that I enjoy, and Michelle will work. Today is the start of another fun filled work week, but it is also President's Day, which is a Federal Holiday and I'm off from my career job today.

Michelle on the other hand is starting a new fun filled week of working both jobs, although I am probably going to go out this morning and work for RTI with the truth be told. It's not going to be a long day, but one that I do intend on going out into the field on so it won't be a complete holiday so to speak.

Other than working this morning, I'm probably not going to get into a lot today. This is the time of the year when my life is rather boring, and to be honest I would feel more productive in the office today, but I'll take that day off and get a little bit of R and R today.

I hope everyone has a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household, I'm up around the time I wake up every day surfing the net. The movie Deadpool 2 is playing on HBO on the TV behind me and I'm trying to plan out the less than eventful day.

Last night Michelle and I went to the Woodland United Methodist Church for a Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser. It's where Jim and Chris go to church and they are going to start doing monthly dinners are fund raisers for the church. Speaking of the Church, Jim's next Auction will be March 2 at the Church.

Schedule for Michelle and I today, obviously our Sunday morning grocery shopping, we love going at that time because it is when the store is the least crowded and low key. Although, I swear everyone is using that shop online stuff and there must be 5 or 6 people gathering groceries in their carts disturbing my peaceful Sunday morning routine.

Michelle and I are both off today from both of our jobs. If this were about 20 years ago, I would be extra excited today as it is the start of racing season and the Daytona 500. I doubt if I even know many of the drivers that drive today, as most of the ones I used to watch are now retired.

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household, finally recovering from getting knocked out by the Sandman last night. I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and attempting to make sure my eyes stay open.

Both Michelle and I are planning on working today, she's going to the Vet's and I'm going to go out into the field and work for RTI. My day is going to be rather short as I will be attempting to completely close one section and just trying to find a couple people home at the other one. Michelle is going into the Vet today, and I think we are both going to be off tomorrow.

Michelle went over tho her Sister Chris's last night for dinner, Jonnie and Maddie are in town and they were having a Pizza Party. I just came home after shopping at Sam's and put everything away then played on the internet for a little while. I didn't get into anything exciting and probably won't this evening either. This is the time of the year that I usually just wait patiently, or impatiently if that is more appropriate, for Spring.

Have yourselves a great day today as I continue to wake up.