Monday, July 16, 2018


All good things must come to an end, and that includes both our fun filled ans work filled weekends. Now it's time to put the weekend behind us and concentrate on the week in front of us as we prepare for another work week.

Well today is going to once again be a long one for both Michelle and I, we're both working at least one job today with Michelle going in and doing her second job this afternoon after work, and me I'll be heading out to the softball fields this evening to take on IDK. We've ran our record to 3-1 and looking to make it a 4th win on the season this evening. We will have our hands full, but hopefully we will be up to the challenge weather permitting.

My work this quarter with RTI is slow for the time being, I'm only working one segment and they are all transient residents that are not living in their residences at this time. Meaning I'm going out about once a week for the time being and knocking on doors that no one is at just to establish a record of call. It's a challenging quarter to say the

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Our Road Trip

Yesterday Morning I woke up and got Michelle up a little early as well. She had indicated that she would like to get out and do something, she just wanted to get out and away for the day.

We had discussed a few options, but I got the impression she was wanting to go to Idlewild Park for the day, since it was going to be in the 90's and sitting at home really wasn't an option on such a fine day. I found a great deal that they were offering, 4 tickets for $24.50 each, or pay the $41.99 per ticket that was their normal asking price. With such a good deal we bought 4 tickets and asked if Trish and Layla wanted to go. Trish is sick, but she said Layla would love to go so we went and picked her up and spoiled the little girl for the day.

Idlewild has changed since I was last there a few years ago. The Rafter's Run is still there, but it's dilapidated, unused and a little bit of an eyesore because it appears in such disrepair. One of the speed slides is gone, the framework is still there, but it's dilapidated and an eyesore. I'm really surprised it's still standing as well.

They did build a newer set of slides that are active and they installed a lazy river which was one of Michelle's favorites. The Wowabunga Wave Pool is always a treat, it kicked our butts all day long as there are no wave pools anywhere close to here that compete with this one. Then waves are big and powerful and will give you a fun workout.

It was a great day other than my

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a quiet Saturday Morning, I am once again up kind of early watching or should I say listening to the TV behind me as I have no idea what is playing on it. I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and attempting to wake up.

Being most of my section that I am working for RTI are transient residents who are not here right now, I'm not going to be doing any field work today. It's kind of senseless to knock on doors when no one is there, I'm strategically located for this section, so I'll know when they are back.

Michelle is wanting to do something today but is not sure what she wants to do. We have tossed a few ideas around, but nothing concrete as of yet. It's supposed to be nice today, so getting out and doing something near or in water could be a lot of fun.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

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.

OK, Big Question for everyone. I have written well over 5,000 blogs during my going on 14 wonderful years as a blogger. Yesterday's Blog in case no one noticed, was actually a blog I had posted like six years ago verbatim. I was going to bed Wednesday night and had realized I had forgotten to write my blog for the next morning, so I just randomly chose one from a few years ago and reposted it. Sometimes this blog is a tedious task rather than something I enjoy, but I do enjoy creating my history for all to share.

With that being said, I'm ready for the weekend. I actually have to go in a little early this morning as I have a Doctors appointment later this afternoon, so that I wont have to use any personal time, I'm going in an hour early so I can leave a little early.

No big plans for the weekend, we'll have to wait and see what presents itself.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Photo Flashback Thursday

7th Grade Picture

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all of the pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet over the years. Little lost moments of time that are forever captured with a camera for all to see and share years later. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that one special picture and sometimes it's not so easy, it is however always my pleasure and a whole lot of fun. It's good to reflect upon your past.

This weeks picture goes way back back to the days when I was in Junior High School and actually had hair. Yes my days of being a long haired hippy were winding down in the mid 70's, as seen here by my 7th Grade School picture for our yearbook. This puts this picture either in the fall of 1976 or the spring of 1977, or the "Elvis is Alive" era. I actually had someone ask me if I was alive when Elvis was during my Freshman year of College.

You have to absolutely love that Western motif shirt that I wore that day, I have no idea why I wore that shirt that day, but it was one of those pictures that were forever captured and you can not change. I was a very hot looking guy back then, even if I do have to say so myself.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hump Day

Two days down, two more ahead of us after today, that just means we just need to get up and over that dreaded Noon time hump and it will be all downhill as we work towards another fun filled weekend.

I think both Michelle and I are working both of our jobs today, she's going to the Vet's to do the books and I'm going out to do some field work for RTI and garner an interview or two. Not sure how long I am going to be out in the field this evening, I may just concentrate on getting done what needs to get done. 

Speaking of work, both of our regular jobs are just chugging along this week. I know at the DOE a lot of people are taking vacations at this time of the year and it's not a crowded facility in the slightest. It's not hard to find a parking spot, that's for

Speaking of the DOE, have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday's Tidbits

*  Monday is once again in our rear view mirrors and we are looking at a Tueday, great reason for a tidbits.

* It has been 19,946 days since my reported birth, by my calculation and using my patented 938 day calendar, that should make me 21 years old by my calculations or 54 by these old antiquated calendar's.

* It has been 5,161 days since I graduated from West Virginia University with a Degree in Geography.

* 3,776 days ago Michelle and I went out for dinner and a movie, 10,000 BC and Pizza Hut.

* 2,993 days ago I got down on one knee and proposed to Michelle.

* It was 2,530 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became Husband and Wife.

* I have now lived 156 days longer than my Dad did, this is a streak I would really like to grow quite large.

* I have 4,893 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, or at least start doing something else with my life other than working.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,530 days away.

* There are 260 days until the next start of my favorite season, Spring 2019.

* 207 more days until Groundhog Day, this is when Phil will tell us about an Early Spring in 2019.

* 174 more days to go until my Goodbye 2018 Blog is posted, the blog that is my last blog of the year and recaps the previous year. There will be some big things discussed this year, that is for sure.

* There are 168 more shopping days left until Christmas, I wonder if I ask Santa for a $Trillion if I could have it.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 144 more days. I think this will be the 34th anniversary of that birthday using the antiquated calendar that most people use.

* We are 53 days away from the start of the 2018 WVU Football season when the Mountaineers will open up the year against Tennessee in Charlotte NC.

* There are 34 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Seventh Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 17 days to go until MountainFest Starts, we already have our tickets and this will be our second year of attending. Alabama, Brett Michaels and Montgomery Gentry will be the featured acts throughout the weekend. One concert down this year, time to gear up for the next series.

* I have written 5,308 blogs in what is now my 13+ years of being a Blogger and working towards 10,000. Only 4,692 more to go until I reach that Milestone.

* I got to introduce Jonathan to Kim this past Friday. I think she was going to work on getting Terri and him introduced. Waiting to hear anything from Pam or Gary as to when they would like to meet him.

* No Drone flights this weekend, I should have flown once again but I didn't.

* I guess the Koon and Newbraugh family reunion went pretty well this year, we were at Jimmy and couldn't make it.

* My knees are really starting to get bad, either old age is catching up with me or I have walked too many stairs as of late.

* Anyone looking for a good Movie Torrent Site?

* This weeks Riddle: You can touch me but probably wouldn't want to. I can see you but you can't see me. What Am I?

* 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

* Answer to this weeks riddle? Your Eyeball.

Monday, July 09, 2018


Concert is over and so is that fun thing called the weekend. Now it is time for us to stick our collective noses back on the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what it is we do for a living.

It was a good weekend, the Jimmy Buffett concert was very memorable, Peanut has been let back Meoutside to run around and create havoc and we did survive the weekend. Weekends are too short that is for sure.

Softball game this evening, we've been off a few weeks once again and we are ready to hit the field this evening. Hopefully we can get back to our winning ways as we play Honest Abes for the second time this season. They are a great bunch of guys and are arguably one of the funnest teams in the league to compete with as they have also been around forever it seems like. Hopefully we can get back to our winning ways after our first set back of the season last game.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho