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.

Friday, February 15, 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 and the start of another fun filled and a three day Holiday weekend.

Monday is President's Day, a Federal Holiday, meaning that we are giving this day as one of our Holidays. I better enjoy it, because now we start that long stretch between Holidays as the next one is Memorial Day at the end of May.

Now the next question, what am I getting myself into with this long Holiday weekend? Am I doing something exciting? Nope, probably work tomorrow for RTI and that will be the extent of it. Other than that, neither Michelle or I have any plans. I appreciate the day off, but I'll just be twiddling my thumbs.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 14, 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.

What better picture could I post for Valentine's Day, other than a picture of my Valentine. This image was taken last Summer on the second formal night of our cruise. I decided to lose the jacket for this picture rather than looking uptight and uncomfortable.

Michelle is of course my Valentine, and my rock. She is the key to my life and everything about it.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hump Day

Welcome to the hardest blog of the week to write. Yes we do have two days down, a couple more ahead of us and all we have to do is get up and over this noon time hump, but this is still the most difficult blog of the week to write.

Why is this blog so difficult you may ask? Every other day of the week I either have a theme or something to talk about. Either the weekend, the start or end of the week. This day however is just one big brain fart sometimes.

Michelle will be at the WVU Mountainlaire for the better part of the day, not sure they will be trying to hire people, but more than likely will be trying to land new clients more than anything. They are growing and that is always a good thing.

Anyone done their taxes yet? Any pleasant or unpleasant surprises that you were not anticipating. I know I saw a report last week that showed the number of people who filed early (getting returns) has dropped off significantly. Meaning more than likely money is owed rather than money coming back.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed, now I'm staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, except for Blue Footed Boobies and the Sloth coming over I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,162 since I blessed this world with my existence, that is in fact a lot of days.

* It has been 5,385 days since I graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Geography, best career decision I ever made in my life.

* 3,986 days ago Michelle and I went out for Pizza and to see the movie 10,000 BC.

* 3,210 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 2,747 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 373 days longer than my Dad did, he missed out on so much due to his early passing. My sister Kim  achieved that same milestone last Friday. Now Jonathan, myself and Kim have done it, Terri is up next on the Countdown.

* I have 4,675 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, like I said I love what I do.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,299 days away. Need to kick some Panther kitty butt.

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

* 322 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 316 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 Just saying.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 292 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it.

* There are 175 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eighth Wedding Anniversary together, seems like only yesterday.

* There are 36 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 5,543 blogs in the 14 1/4+ years I have been writing my Blog. I find it amazing I have stuck with it this long.

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

* I need a new impossible project. I found Grandpa Hall's Music collection a few years ago by accident, then I went and traced down my long lost brother Jonathan last year. I need a new challenge, something that seems impossible and something to strive for.

* 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.

* Speaking of graveyards, Sheila got in contact with me while I was in DC and asked how everyone was doing. She is going to come up here this Spring and replace the flowers on Mick's grave and wanted to know if Michelle and I would like to get together. Might be a good time to address the previous bullet point.

*  Michelle is attending a job fair tomorrow at the WVU Mountainlaire.

* She has another one two weeks from tomorrow at the Uniontown Mall, her company is also just about to explode as they are about to sign with a new biggest client and this one is quite large as in Multi Billion (yes with a B) dollar a year company.

*  Have I ever mentioned that I Hate Snow?

* 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 11, 2019


All Good things must come to an end, and yes that does include those fun filled things that we refer to as weekends. Now it is time to take our collective noses and stick them back onto the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what it is we do for a living.

Looking at my week ahead, I do have a couple of meeting scheduled, but most of my week will be doing a lot of editing. I've taken on a project to create a very what I call valuable data set, but it is also one that is going to be very time consuming. It's going to be the base of a type of spatial data that is really not captured, but I did a project something like it last year and now I see ESRI is going to start to support Indoor GIS and I want to be ahead of the curve for my profession.

I think Michelle is working at the Vet today and tomorrow, I may go out for an interview if I get a call, but other than that I should be home during the evenings this week. My segments are almost as worked down as they are going to get, there is still one potential interview out there but the rest are redundant trips to places where I have found no one home for six weeks now. Not sure if they are going to send me out on the road, this coming weekend is a long three day Federal Holiday Weekend with next Monday being President's Day.

Have yourselves a great day and a great start to your week.

Hi ho hi ho