Monday, March 08, 2021

Away I go again

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

Here I go once again, getting ready to start another week out in the field with RTI. I'll be heading to the same location that I was at last week, and working the same segment. I was scheduled to go south, but that all got changed and the area was set to the residents only. Actually, we have someone who lives down there, so it's only right that they get to work their home segments. I may even have to make a stop off at Coleman's Fish Market on my way home. Michelle is wanting some good crab cakes so that may be my excuse for stopping when I come home. 

I tried to hook up with Gary last week, but to no avail as our schedules were a little bit off, I'll try to get in contact with him again this week when I am in the area. 

I'll be home later this week and Michelle will be here holding the fort down while I am away.

I hope everyone has a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, March 07, 2021


Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, Peanut and I are here conversing and she is educating me in the language of CATanese, I'm learning to speak it pretty fluently. I'm up watching Rocky Balboa on HBO and trying to collect my thoughts on the day. 

Well it appears like I will be heading to where I worked last week once again this coming week. I've already called my brother Gary and we're going to try to hook up while I'm up there, something that we were unable to do last week. Between me putting in long days and him having Dr's appointments, we were never really able to find time in our two schedules to get together. Hopefully this week will be different. 

I'll be spending the day planning my week out, booking my hotel and hopefully, I'll be able to get the same hotel deal as last week. It was close and well under the Government rate for the area which is what I needed. I could cross the river for half the price, but we're not approved to leave the state meaning I would be eating the cost of the hotel and that's not happening. I might even try to make a stop at Coleman's Fish Market for Crab Cakes for my wonderful wife when I return home. 

Other than that, it's a shopping and get ready for the week kind of day. 

Have a great one. 

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit with the internationally acclaimed feline blogger Peanut and I sit putting our heads together to come up with some kind of literary masterpiece for you the readers. Look at that brain and how it's a churning original thought out of that feline mind. We're up watching Happy Gilmore and collecting our thoughts for the day. 

I was planning on traveling south to work today and most of next week however, that county's status changed to resident only, meaning only a resident can work it until the next report comes out next Friday. I will take my efforts and concentrate them to the exact same location I worked last week and do it again this upcoming week. So it is once again off to the land where my Aunt and Uncle lived until their passing and basically where my brother currently lives. I'll try to stay at the same hotel as it was a perfect location for me. It was close, on the main drag and there were many amenities (and I mean a Super WalMart) right next to me. 

So with nothing to do today as my plans have changed, what does this mean for me? Pretty much nothing, Michelle is a little bit under the weather again and may be suffering from Sciatica as she has been in a lot of pain ever since I got back into town Wednesday Night. She did clear off the treadmill yesterday, I can see it getting a workout in the very near future. Probably wouldn't hurt to get my oversized derriere in there as well. COVID has taken a toll on both of us and it's showing physically. 

The WVU Men's Basketball team is playing host to #17 Oklahoma State today at 2:00. If the Mountaineers win, this will be win #900 in Bob Huggin's illustrious coaching career. 

Have yourselves a great day, now Peanut and I will go back to telling Cat Jokes to entertain each other. 

How is cat food sold?  Usually, purr the can!

OK One last one. 

What state has a lot of cats and dogs? Petsylvania!

Friday, March 05, 2021

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.

A lot of things are changing down here in the valley, a place where I have lived on and off for about 23 years at three different locations. I worked down here in High School helping frame a couple of the apartments off in the distance, worked at the Valley Mart on a couple of different occasions and have spent a great part of my life down here. 

Patty ended up selling the Apartments first, then this house, the store, and her two houses a little over a year and a half or so. She left the valley about a year ago and is now happily residing in Florida as I watch what was a lifetime of building by her Dad come down in just a few short days. 

The picture you are seeing is from my backyard, the big area you see is where Patty's two beautiful houses with a nice in-ground pool in between them used to reside. The plans are to continue the UHaul business she started, as the office of now where the old Valley Mart was. They knocked down both houses, hauled everything away and now all that resides is a nice flat piece of ground. with endless possibilities. 

This is what is left of all that Wayne, Pat, Patty, Mickey and Michael had built down here. Lot's of changes in the Valley.

Have yourselves a great day, I know my view has been altered. 

Thursday, March 04, 2021

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+ photos that I have stored on my computer. Little lost moments in time that I either captured with a lens, scanned, or just stole from someplace on the internet. I like to find just one and post it up and recall or relive the picture to the best of my ability. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it has always been is a whole lot of fun.

This weeks pic is from the Johnny Koon Lantern Launch and Butterfly Release from a couple of years ago. Everyone was buying their tickets and Kim had a stamp to mark all her tickets. What did we win, same as I do every other year, nothing? Actually, I think we did win something for little girls and we just turned around and handed it to Kynlea. Amy and Ralph have a magical way of winning all the prizes somehow. Yes they buy a lot of tickets. but so do we and they are always lucky at the drawing. 

No complaints though, we're there to raise money for a good cause and make a few memories on the day. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is once again behind us, I'm away from home working and Michelle is at home holding down the fort. 

* It has been 20,913 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new and improved 991 day Calender. I prefer my calendar.

* It has been 6,134 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. It's still my passion and I enjoy it. 

* 4,731 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC movie that was horrible. 

* 3,960 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning but she was expecting it. 

* It was 3,482 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, married by a chiropractor. 

* I have now lived 1,122 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 3,984 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 550 days away. I think I started this countdown with about 2,500 days. 

* 337 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, he's held up his prediction so far this year, it's probably snowing right now still. 

* 304 more days to go until my Goodbye 2021 Blog is posted, I'm hoping for a big year this year. 

* There are 297 more shopping days left until Christmas 2021. You still have plenty of time. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 274 more days. 

* There are 156 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 my and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 156 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 21 days until the start of Spring 2021!!!!! My favorite season of the year!!!

* I have written 6,326 blogs in the now 16 1/2+ years since I started blogging. 

* No Drone flights this weekend, hopefully, I can get a few flights in this spring. 

* Michelle had an interview yesterday, hopefully, it went well. Don't know as of press time. 

*  We tried a place over the weekend, BC Jerk. It was really good and we'll be revisiting it in the future. 

* Hayley and Tyler have made plans for their Honeymoon, they are going to go to San Diego for 11 days. They will absolutely love it, I would move there in a heartbeat if I could afford

* The Movie Coming to America 2 is going to be available on Amazon Prime starting Friday. Kind of excited the see it. 

* Not sure if I have ever mentioned it before on my blog, but I Hate Snow. I'm so glad that it is melting

* Corona Virus, you can still track it as it is now starting to pick up steam and the numbers are increasing. 

* We're now Gold for COVID for Monongalia County, although most of the rest of the state is red you can track the state stats HERE

* 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