Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again, up in the early AM in a quiet household. I'm up early once again collecting my thoughts for the day and watching 8 Mile on HBO and trying to wake up while surfing the net.

Michelle has an optometrist appointment early this morning and after that we have nothing planned for the day, but that can always and usually changes depending on the weather.

The WVU Spring Game is this afternoon, I used to go to these every year, but have slacked off in the past few since Oliver Luck became the Athletic Director. Not a concision protest, it's usually the weather being less than cooperative or it was on a Friday Night or it was just us not wanting to deal with the hassle.

Michelle is going to have to go in to have her stomach stretched once again this week. This is going to be the fourth time that they have had to do that. When they do it she feels fine for a while then it keeps contracting causing her a whole lot of pain and discomfort. She's getting really frustrated and discouraged despite all the weight loss she has had. Hopefully this will be the last time and she can start to live pain and discomfort free.

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, April 24, 2015

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.

Well we had talked about traveling this weekend, however it's supposed to rain tomorrow plus my wonderful wife has an optometrist appointment early tomorrow morning, so we will probably be staying close to the Morgantown area tomorrow. There is the WVU Spring Game that is taking place tomorrow and I do have an interest in watching some of it to see how we are progressing, I may just DVR it and watch it later.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend other than the Gold-Blue Game tomorrow, the WVU Baseball team is taking on Kansas in a Big XII series this weekend at the Monongalia County Ballpark. Hopefully the weather may cooperate with them.

The big news I got yesterday? Jimmy Buffett is coming to Pittsburgh!!!!!! August 13th and the tickets to the general public go on sale May 3rd.

No big plans for Michelle and I this evening, dinner and shopping at Sam's Club this evening is on our agenda for the evening just like every other Friday.

Have a Great Day

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out to look through all of the pictures that I have either captured with a camera, scanned or just stolen off of the internet through the years. I like to find just one lost moment in time to post up and briefly relive here with everyone reading my blog. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not so easy, it has and always be a whole lot of fun.

This weeks picture goes back nearly six years, it was Hayley's Sweet Sixteenth Birthday Party that we held at the house. We kind of surprised her that day as she did not expect it. We invited a few of her friends over and a bunch of family members and I think we pulled it off with very limited resources.

We had just moved here a few months earlier and this was really our first get together at the house since we moved. Hayley turning 16 seemed like a real good opportunity to have a number of people over.

It seems like this was just yesterday, but she's getting ready to turn 22 here in the very near future.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hump Day

She had to have her picture taken with the big blue moose. 
Well that is two days down, now if we can just make it up over this noon time hump, you can see the dawn of another fun filled weekend off in the distance. Just on the other side of a photo flashback we can see that dawn starting to peek through the work week.

Well it looks like we are not going to be traveling this weekend, so no road trips on the agenda. Michelle is trying to schedule an optometrist appointment and I would kind of like to watch the Gold Blue Game that will be played this Saturday.

Michelle has been really busy this week at work so far, I guess taking a couple of days off to go to Canada has gotten her behind. She has approved her Notary Public Seal and should be receiving them some time in the very near future. She is going to have one at work and have one at the house just in case. Of course we'll lock it up in the safe, but if anyone needs something Notarized  Michelle could very well be your quick and handy resource to get it accomplished.

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is over with, now that we have the week started I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It was 18,769 days ago that I was fortunate enough to come into this earth and I have been very fortunate each day that I have lived and I feel blessed for each new day I am presented.

* It was a short 3,992 days ago that I Graduated from West Virginia University with my Degree in Geography.

* 2,593 days ago my life changed for the good forever as Michelle and I went out on our first date.

* 1,817 days ago I needed t make it a little more permanent with Michelle so I  proposed marriage.

* It was 1,354 days ago in front of our closest family and friends at the Marilla Center that Michelle and I had our wedding and exchanged our vows.

* I have around 6,068 or so days, give or take a few hundred here or there until I retire.

* I have 254 more days of content to write and choose from before my Goodbye 2015 blog is posted. This is my last blog post of every year and it reflects upon the previous year based on my blog.

* There are only 248 more shopping days left to go until Christmas.

* If you are counting, there are 224 more days to go until my birthday.

* Eagerly counting down the next 145 days before we set sail on our next cruise aboard the Carnival Pride. This will be mine and Michelle's fourth straight year taking this particular cruise out of Baltimore.

* There are only 138 days to go until WVU starts their 2015 Football season with a game against Georgia Southern.

* There are only 107 days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Fourth Wedding Anniversary

* There are only 68 more days to go until we have the big family picnic for 2015 at Krepps Park.

* There are only a mere 61 days to go until  Summer. I'm in no rush, I absolutely love the Springtime as it is my favorite season of the year.

* Counting down the final 26 days until my niece Brittany's Graduation from West Virginia University.

* This is the 4,028th blog post that I have written for George's Journal in the older than a decade strong blog.

* No work done on the Hall Family Tree this week. I do need to get out to a few graveyards and get some pictures of tombstones to add to the Find a Grave site that I am going to tie into the family tree. Weather has been too nice so it's taking a hiatus.

* Nothing new on the brother search this week, still waiting to hear back for confirmation from Carol. I may start to move ahead without confirmation and guess that it occurred in Pennsylvania.

* I have to start thinking about our next Road Trip. We are both thinking a day trip to Amish Country in Ohio, but nothing is set yet with that. Ohiopyle could be a potential trip as well as even something like the Cass Scenic Railroad or a state park somewhere in West Virginia. So many places to see and go.

* Michelle did run into a little trouble in Canada this past weekend, she is allergic to Coconut and we bought some truffles that were made with coconut oil. Her hands started swelling and itching.

* The WVU Football Gold-Blue Spring game will be held this Saturday at Mylan Puskar Stadium at Mountaineer Field.

* The Final Morgantown Winter Farmer's Market was held this past weekend, the normal Farmer's Market  will restart for the year on May 2nd meaning this coming Saturday will be the last non-market day until November. I love the farmers market.

* The WVU Men's Baseball team is playing Marshall this evening at 6:00. If you haven't gotten the chance to check out the new Stadium yet, this may be a good opportunity to watch the Mountaineers whip up on the Thundering Herd.

*  Chad started his new job at Petco this past week. He has a passion for reptiles so this is a job he can enjoy.

* Have a Great Day

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, April 20, 2015

No More Weekend (sadness)

It's time for us to put our weekend (an extended one in mine and Michelle's case) into our memory banks and start looking ahead. Now it's that dreaded day of the week that we head back into the office and do what it is that we do for a living that allows us to live the lifestyles we live. It's time to go back to work for the week again.

Well I pre-wrote a number of blogs last week and missed a big work announcement about our contract. The team we were teamed with did not win the contract and Lockheed Martin did. Now we know who won, now it's just a waiting game on to see how all the cards fall when it comes to employment. My company is going to try to team with them, but there are no guarantees and I honestly don't know what is going to happen at this point. It's in the early stages of the announcement and the transition period needs to happen quickly to meet the new contract start date. I'll keep everyone updated obviously.

Yesterday was just a simple day of relaxation from all the travel and preparing to head back into work. Looking at my calender for the week it looks to be pretty open and nothing planned as of yet, but we all know that can change rather

Now we start the planning on what we are going to get into this coming weekend. I know Michelle and I have talked about heading out to Amish Country in Ohio in the very near future.

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, April 19, 2015

We're Back

Here I am once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to recover from getting knocked out by that dreaded Sandman last night and I'm up early watching The Longest Yard on Netflix and collecting my thoughts for the day.

Well yesterday was a long one to say the least, three states, two countries and I don't know how many pictures from our trip that needed uploaded. Not to mention that we did our Sam's shopping, washed two dirty cars, unpacked and got everything back to normal around the house.

We had a great trip, we really enjoyed ourselves and this is in fact my first live blog in a while. The internet connection was horrible and and inconsistent everywhere we went. It was like going back into the stone age of dialup for a connection. I had to turn my phones cellular service off while we were in Canada because AT&T knew I was no longer in the United States and wanted to bill me astronomically for usage.

One of the highlights other than seeing the falls and riding the Skywheel was going through Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum and seeing all of the wax figures of so many celebrities and political figures. If anyone ever goes has the opportunity I highly advise it.

Everyone suggested and asked if we rode the Maid of the Mist, I honestly did not see the first boat from either the US side or the Canadian side out in the Niagara River or anywhere near the falls. So the answer is no we did not ride on any of those boats during our trip as no one was riding any of those boats. It might have been because such big chunks of ice were still present and they did not want to risk anyone's safety.

Now it's back to normal for us, grocery shopping and getting ready to go back to work tomorrow. It has been a busy extended weekend to say the least, fun filled as well. '

Have a great day.