Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is over with, hopefully there are a lot less deer available for you to hit with your car this week. Sounds like a good reason to do a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,516 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calender. I do have to say I start to feel my age of older than 21.  

* It has been 6,776 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. 18+ years ago and still doing GIS and enjoying every minute of it. 

* 5,361 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, the pizza hut is gone, the movie was 10,000 BC and it sucked to high heaven. Heck, even our Pizza Hut is gone. 

* 4,583 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. 

* It was 4,126 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, we poured sand into a vase and said our I do's and we were hitched. How many people keep track of hoa many days they have been married 11+ years later? 

* I have now lived 1,748 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,266 days, I've now outlived him by 271 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! We did find him, just never had the honor of a face-to-face meeting. 

* I have 3,410 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire. 

* There are 367 days until I hit the age of 60. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 290 more days until the Pitt Panthers bring their butts to Morgantown so we can extract some revenge on our game this year. Payback Kitties. I think we are ready to roll now. 

* There are 278 more days to go until the Mountaineers travel to Happy Valley and get another shot at an old time Rival, Penn State

* There are 248 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Twelfth Wedding Anniversary together. Moke and Ang celebrated theirs yesterday. 

* There are 111 days until my favorite season, Spring of 2023. Have I ever mentioned that I hate snow? 

* 78 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, hopefully Phil does me a solid this year.

* 34 more days to go until my Goodbye 2022 Blog is posted, it's been eventful, and looking for more fun stuff to post. It's going to get interesting in the next couple of months. 

* There are 25 more shopping days left until Christmas 2022, everyone is putting their Christmas stuff out already. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 14 more days. 

* I have written 6,994 blogs in the now 18 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it. 

* No Drone flights this weekend, I'm seriously a slacker. 

* Instead of working 10 hours of overtime a week for Duquense Light, I'm now working 20 hours a week of Overtime making it 12 hour days. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is this weeks tic tok, would you believe the real life mean coach is a friend of Michelle's? It's former marshall coach Bob Pruett. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho 

Monday, November 28, 2022


All good things must come to an end, I'm not sure what that is for me because I worked both Saturday to help make up for Thanksgiving and yesterday to make up for time when I will be traveling to East Liverpool for Tom's funeral. However for all you people who enjoyed some time off, it's time to take our collective butts and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living and making this a better planet to live on. 

Michelle is off today, she has a Doctors appointment this morning. She's been having some trouble with her neck and has been going to a Chiropractor and has a follow up this morning with him. Either that or her Mom has an appointment this morning, not sure which one it is. She also has something she is doing this afternoon, so keep your fingers crossed. 

Looking at my week ahead, Michelle and I as well as her entire clan will be traveling to East Liverpool on Wednesday. It's going to be a one day event and everything will be done at the Funderal Home as well as a dinner afterwards across the parking lot. 

Other than that I will once again have a busy week, I will have next Sunday off which will be nice after working both days this past weekend. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, November 27, 2022

RIP Thomas Andrews

It is with a heavy heart this morning that I have to announce that Michelle's other-father of 45+ years has passed away. Thomas Andrews who has been in a nursing home since early this spring, around the time of Suzanne's fall. 

He has had deteriorating health for a while and has been on Oxygen the last couple of years. Earlier this week they put him in the hospital and they turned right around and sent him back to the nursing home under hospice care. 

Friday morning the word was sent out that his health was failing and it may be time to pay the final respects. Michelle was on her way to her Sister Chris's but only made it about a mile and a half down the word when she received the word that Tom had passed. 

Yesterday Michelle, Chris, and Danni went up to their family Funeral Home to make arrangements for Tom's Funeral. Jim, Chris's husband, will be officiating the funeral service which will be held on Wednesday. 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Happy Birthday Valarie Jo

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my lovely Niece Valarie Jo a very Happy Birthday. She is always there in times of need for whoever needs it and is an amazing young woman with a lot of fight. 

Not sure what She or Aaron has planned for the day, but if I know Val she will have something on the agenda if it didn't already happen yesterday evening and into this morning if the opportunity is available. Not sure of Aarons's Schedule, but something tells me he has something in store. 

Val is a remarkable young lady who is an inspiration to those around her whether she realizes it or not, her actions are seen by all and she is influencing the next generation whether this is her intention or not. 

If you happen to see Val today, make sure that you wish her a very Happy Birthday in addition to recovering from Thursday's overdosing of tryptophan. 

Happy Birthday, Val you are an inspiration to all. 

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a non-quiet household, Kiwi is once again bragging and claiming that he is the first and only bird to have a twitter account. Yes it is True, Kiwi does in fact have his very own Twitter Account. He is in fact an amazing little bird and he thinks he should be the most famous bird on twitter. I'm just waiting for him to talk Elon Musk into giving him his own spaceship. 

So what is up today you might ask? I'm working once again and am determined to get my 60 hours in this week as well as taking Thanksgiving Day off and all that had to be done with that. Michelle is going to run to the laundromat this morning to dry clothes and I''ll be working until noon. 

Why Noon you ask? The Mountaineers will be playing their final game of the 2022 football season today when they travel to Oklahoma State to take on the Cowboys at Noon. I have next to no faith in this years team at this point, but I live and die with the Mountaineers so I'll be watching it. The game will be on ESPN 2 (channel 36 here in Morgantown) starting at noon. 

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, November 25, 2022

Big Ole Hairy Black 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 Black Friday!

I hope everyone had a good Turkey day yesterday, I know we had a pretty good time for our first Cassville Firehall Thanksgiving since COVID. Smaller crowd than I anticipated, but this is the first year back and it should grow a little bit by next year. It was good to see everyone at the gathering. 

Today, or last night when it all started, is the busiest shopping day of the year. It's what has been known as Black Friday where stores supposedly put their best deals of the year out and people line up for the stores to open to see if they can grab one of those magical deals. It's been a long time since I went Black Friday shopping, I did it once with Jean trying to buy her a TV and it was a total nightmare. It kind of soured the day a little bit for me to the point I have never gone Black Friday shopping again. I think most people do it all online anymore, to be honest, just too easy and less of a headache. 

I am working both today and tomorrow to make up for yesterday, I'm trying to get all the hours available to me while I can, if you know what I mean. 

Have a great day whatever it is you are doing. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, November 24, 2022

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 a whole lot of fun.

This weeks pic is from bowling Thanksgiving eve a few years ago. I think it was 2019 and we had all met up at Suburban Lanes as it has been a tradition amongst us since the early 1980's. It's one that Terri wants to see continue and it should. 

This weeks picture, it's my niece Val giving me her general opinion, or as we refer to it as the Hall Salute. I did a video years ago of a bunch of pictures I had taken and people were flipping me off, and would you believe that video got some play around the world? 

Anyways, Happy Turkey Day, Gobble till you wobble.