Sunday, November 28, 2021


Here I sit once again in a quiet household, it's just me up as Peanut is off sleeping somewhere and taking a catnap. I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and planning out how my day will go today. I'll have a lot to do as I do on this day. 

Grocery shopping, some chores are on my agenda for the day. It's our boring typical Sunday Morning routine, but one we do every Sunday morning. We're pretty much like clockwork with our Sunday Mornings.

Afterward, it is time for me to head back to Hundred West Virginia once again to work today. Out of 8 weekends this quarter, this is my 7th one where I spent both days out in the field working. The only problem with this segment is that it is an hour away and that's each way, so you can pretty much tell how my weekend goes. The good news is there are only 3 more weekends left in the quarter before we shut the project down for the year. 

The good news is I did get to watch the WVU game yesterday, I don't get to watch too many games especially when they are played earlier in the day and I'm out working. I also got to watch the WVU Basketball game Friday evening which is also a rare occurrence.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, November 27, 2021


Here I sit once again, the calm before the storm we could say. Peanut and I are discussing the Sloth and Turtle race which has now covered almost 40 yards. There is something playing on the boob tube, no idea what it is as it is just noise to me as I never pay attention to it. 

I'm heading out to Hundred yet once again today, working for RTI and basically revisiting places that were not home the first time I stopped by. Not exactly my most productive quarter, but I have other things going on so it hasn't gotten the attention I gave it the first part of the year. The project only has a few more weeks to go before we wind up the 2021 year and start preparing for 2022.

WVU plays this evening at 7:00  on FS1. At Stake, bowl eligibility and our opponent is one that is up and coming but also one that we should in fact beat. We'll have to wait and see, however Kansas while the bottom of the league has previously beaten us before, so anything can happen. 

Michelle is off today and enjoying her weekend. No big plans for her as far as I know, but that can always change. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, November 26, 2021

Happy Birthday Valarie Jo

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

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.

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 today in addition to overdosing on tryptophan. 

Happy Birthday, Val you are an inspiration to all. 

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, let the Mayhem begin.

Both Michelle and I are working today, so neither one of us is intending on doing any "Black Friday" shopping, but I will make my weekly Sams Club trip this afternoon when I get off of work. So technically I will be shopping, but not Black Friday Shopping. 

The High School Football playoffs are in the semi-final rounds. All four Monongalia County teams have already been eliminated at this point and their seasons are all completed. Good luck to the remaining 12 teams in the three classes of competition this weekend. This is what you have busted your butts for all year. 

West Virginia Football will be playing Kansas tomorrow night at 7:00 on FS1. At stake for the Mountaineers will be that all-so-important sixth win on the season that would make us bowl eligible. A win and the team gets to continue to practice and work together in preparation for the Bowl Game. A loss means the 2021 season is over with and they won't be practicing again until Spring Drills. I'm happy that it is an evening game and I'll be able to watch it. 

Have yourselves a great day, my day off is over with and a new streak begins. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, November 25, 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 a whole lot of fun.

This week's pic goes back two years ago, back to the time that we can start referring to as BC (Before Covid), when Jim and Chris would have a big Thanksgiving get-together at the Cassville Firehall. This pic was taken from the last one of those events that we did together. 

It's a pic of Michelle along with Hayley, Tyler and Luke after we had all eaten and had the auction that we held every year to pay for the festivities. So much has changed since this picture, Hayley now has the last name of Ash, Luke is in the Boy Scouts and a little bit taller. 

This year Michelle and I are doing a small turkey and ham at home. We're both working tomorrow, so if it doesn't start too late we'll also do a little bit of bowling after dinner. 

Have yourselves a great Day

Gobble till you Wobble. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is now behind us and sloth and turtle have their 100 yard sprint to see who is quicker, I think they are about 23 yards into it, good reason to do tidbits. 

* It has been 21,179 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new and improved 991 day Calender. I prefer my calendar as it is the best calendar and it is variable. 

* It has been 6,413 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I really enjoy my chosen profession. 

* 4,997 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC, would you believe Michelle still talked to me after that movie choice. Wow Friday will be 5,000 days

* 4,219 days ago I proposed to Michelle, she was expecting it as we had already bought the engagement ring and it was sitting in the safe. 

* It was 3,762 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, seems like it was just yesterday. 

* I have now lived 1,384 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong. It just goes to show you how short the time we are on this rock is. 

* I have 3,746 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 373 more days. Yes, I can count. 

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 292 days away. I'm really looking forward to this game. 

* There are 256 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eleventh Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 118 days until the start of Spring 2022. My favorite season of the year rolls around again. 

* There are 78 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. The Concert was supposed to be this August (actually it was supposed to be in March of last year) and they have moved it until the middle of February next year. So basically I bought tickets for a concert in 2022 in 2019. 

* 69 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, he has ended his winter vacation and can once again be seen in the back yard eating the Corn Michelle puts out. 

*39 more days to go until my Goodbye 2021 Blog is posted, it's been eventful.  I guess I should start my formatting and writing of it. 

* There are 30 more shopping days left until Christmas 2021.

* I have written 6,603 blogs in the now 17 1/4 years since I started blogging. Seems like it was just yesterday that I started all of this. 

* Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. 

* Working both jobs again today as I did yesterday. Only working one tomorrow and off Thursday. 

* WVU is on the road at Kansas this week. This is a must-win game, if they win it they are bowl eligible. If we should happen to falter, that is where the season ends.  

* I'm Not sure if I have ever mentioned to anyone ever before, or if I have even said anything on this blog about it, but I Hate Snow. 

* Bowling Thursday evening, need to get some details first though. Should be fun, hopefully, it doesn't start too late as both Michelle and I have to work the next day. 

* Kiwi has taught himself a new word. That word is "Alexa", as in my Amazon Alexa that we have around the house. He says it and it lights up, I'm just waiting for Amazon to all of a sudden deliver a bid jacuzzi that he orders. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, November 22, 2021


Here we go yet once again, it's time to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone and start doing what we do for a living to start another work week. It is time to cease all the fun and get back to making this a better world for each of us to live in.

Today is a big day in West Virginia. Many people actually schedule their vacations around the first day of Buck Season here. It's the biggest hunting day of the year here in West Virginia. Here is to a safe return to all of the hunters hitting the woods this morning and this week, may your aim be sharp and may you bag a trophy and return home safely. 

I'm most likely working both jobs today so I am going to have a pretty busy week until Thursday when I will be off for Thanksgiving. 

Have yourselves a great day and may you hunters return home safely. 

Hi ho hi ho