Wednesday, March 20, 2019


We have officially made it, Winter (my least favorite season) is now over with and we are changing to my favorite season which is Spring.

I know some are more partial to other seasons, but Springtime has always been my favorite. It's when we say goodbye to the doldrums of winter and embrace longer days, warmer weather and well natures beauty that she bestows upon us.

Whether it be the fresh smells of newly born foliage that emanates a smell tickling our taste of smell, to the beauty and color that trees and flowers start to present, natures own eye candy or whether it be the sounds of newborn birds calling out to their mothers to comer and feed them, this is and will always be my favorite season of the year.

Have yourselves a great spring day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is over with, I've already wished Amy a Happy Birthday, time for a tidbits.

* It has been 20,197 since my birth, it was just a mere 21 years ago if you know how to do proper math. =)

* It has been 5,420 days since I graduated from WVU. A number of others will realize their dreams here in a couple months as this school year is winding down.

* 4,021 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, dinner and a movie.

* 3,245 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 2,782 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I were married, we poured sand into a vase and that vase is still on top of our TV. AS well as the Flag that flew over the United States Capital that day as well.

* I have now lived 408 days longer than my Dad did, makes you realize how short time and life really is.

* I have 4,640 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 1,264 days away. This countdown is really starting to dwindle down.

* 320 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, I'm hating on him a lot less as out warmer weather is getting here.

* 304 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 280 more shopping days left until Christmas 2019.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 257 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it.

* There are 140 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eighth Wedding Anniversary together, seems like only yesterday.

* There are 1 days until the next start of my favorite season, SPRING. Wait, 1 day? SPRING STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!

* I have written 5,579 blogs in the 14 1/2 years since I first tested this thing called blogging out.

* No Drone flights this weekend, but soon. I should have flown this past weekend, the time is definitely coming.

* I still need a new impossible project. The only problem is how do you top finding a sibling?

* BOPARC finally has their season softball packets out. We're starting to put the ink on the paper now to get organized. I'm ready to hit the field.

* Peanut keeps telling me it's Meoutside time, I keep telling her soon.

* Anyone know of a good place they would like to see a drone flown? I'm open to suggestions provided they are legal.

* Anyone ready for Spring? It starts tomorrow I read.

* 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

Happy Birthday Amy Dalton

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my wonderful niece Amy a very Happy Birthday today.

Amy is an amazing goal oriented inspiring young lady, she is a teachers aid as this is a profession that I think she absolutely loves. She set a goal, came up with a gameplan to achieve it and now has that job I think that she has always wanted to have.

Amy is also a very creative photographer. She has that Photographers eye on how to create a great shot that I wish I had but do not.

She's an amazing mother with two kids with all the tools and guidance to accomplish anything they choose and that starts in the home that Amy and Ralph have created.

I'm not sure what Ralph, Kaiden and Kynlea have planned for Amy today, but you can bet it is going to be memorable. If you see this wonderful young lady today, make sure you wish her a Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Amy.

Monday, March 18, 2019

New Week

Here we all are, relaxed and ready to go for another fun filled week of doing what it is we do for a living. April had her Baby, St Patrick's Day is now behind us, so it's time to concentrate on the new beginning of a new work week.

Looking at my week ahead, I just have one mandatory meeting this week, but other than that it looks like I will be doing a lot of editing and creating datasets of our facility. This is my strength in my profession, it's when you put the headphones on and put some good music on and go to town editing. Of course there are always possibilities that something else can and will come up, but we'll deal with those as they come.

I'm done this quarter for RTI obviously, but my next quarters segment materials are due to arrive this week so I can start gearing up for the next quarter later this week. I do however get to enjoy the next two weekends however as the next quarter doesn't start until April Fools Day.

Have yourselves a super-fantastic day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday Morning Sleep In

Here I sit in a semi-quiet household, Michelle just got up and made herself a cup of coffee and I'm up much later than my normal wake up time writing this masterpiece and trying to wake up.

Well April the Giraffe had her Baby yesterday morning around noonish. 300,000 people were tuned in on Youtube to watch her give birth to new baby, which has yet to have been named. When her last baby Tajiri was born, about 230,000 people were tuned in to watch. I guess more and more people are starting to get addicted to watching pregnant giraffe Hoo Haas.

Nothing special planned for the day other than our normal routine, I have my drone charged, but it was a little cold yesterday so I didn't take it out to fly it. It might be a little warmer this afternoon so I might try to take it up here at home for a brief flight just to re-acclimate myself to the controls since it has been so long since I have flown it.

Have yourselves a great day and enjoy the second half of your weekend.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday Morning Rambing

Here I sit in a quiet household, Michelle has the the bedroom and living room TV's tuned into the Giraffe Cam waiting for April to give birth. Her sleep patterns are sleep a couple of hours and then get back to watching April. Me, I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and trying to decide what I am going to do with my first full weekend off in 2019.

Yes, I have my first weekend off since after Christmas and just before New Years, I had zero billable hours this week fro RTI and my caseload has been transferred away for clean up. I'm off this weekend =).

It was so nice the past couple of days that I actually have my drone battery and the drones transmitter charging in hopes that we will have some decent weather this weekend. Although Michelle came in from outside a few hours ago to tell me that it is raining ice, so that is not good. Weather may not want to cooperate with me for a drone flight this weekend, but I am going to be ready for it if it does decide to warm up a little.

Michelle's Nephew Donald has just graduated Basic Training and has arrived in Kentucky to begin his official training with the 101st Airborne. He has been in Missouri since around Thanksgiving for basic and just Graduated from Basic. Danielle and Roy both were there to watch him Graduate. I know that everyone in the family is very proud of this young man, and being in Airborne is a distinction that he is going to carry with him the rest of his life proudly.

Have yourselves a great day, I'll try to find something to do to occupy my time. I'm really hoping the weather will hold out, but if not I can always fly a local and short drone flight, it has been too long since I have flown.

Friday, March 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.

No plans for me this weekend, it's actually going to be my first full weekend off of 2019 believe it or not. The last full weekend I had was right before New Years, after that it was off to St Louis and then out in the field working every day for a month and then one weekend day the past few weeks.

So what am I going to do with my weekend of freedom one would ask? One where he days are actually getting longer, the answer is I don't know. I know I would like to start getting a few drone flights in in the near future before my life gets chaotic again.

One big thing of special note today since it is mine and Michelle's Friday night date night (consisting of Sam's Club and dinner), it was 11 years ago today that I took Michelle out to see the movie 10,000 BC and it was the beginning of our relationship that is still going strong today.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, March 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.

This weeks pic goes back three years, a time when Peanut was just a little kitten and we had just adopted her and gave her a furever home. She was part of a wild litter that a girl had found out of state and I searched on Petfinder to find a new cat as Phin, who Michelle was very close to had just passed away. I wanted to find a cat that looked like Phin and could make her Happy, we both found this bundle of joy on the internet and both picked this one out of the litter.

This pic was right after we brought her home, and Peanut is still living here and happy as heck just waiting for some warm weather to go out and frolic around all day.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho