Sunday, February 18, 2018


Here I sit once again in a quiet household, maybe it's because I go to bed so early and awake early as well, I'm sitting here collecting my thoughts for the day and watching Castaway on HBO.

Michelle made it home yesterday, they had a trailer load of stuff from her Grandmothers house. Michelle has always wanted her Pie Safe and it is now sitting in our living room. Now it's just a matter of determining where it is going to go and what we have to move to make it fit.

Today's plans are going and doing our shopping this morning, just like every Sunday. Come home and finish laundry, or what is left of it and I'm not sure if we are organizing the living room or Michelle is going over to her sisters to go through the trailer and see if there is anything that she wants before they take everything else and have an auction. Jim's trailer was packed full, so there is a lot of stuff to go through.

We did get a bit of an unexpected snow storm yesterday afternoon, Michelle was already home and I looked outside and saw some pretty big snow flakes falling to the ground. We stayed in (best place to be during a snowstorm) and just stayed off the roads. I saw enough pictures on Facebook that indicated I didn't want to go anywhere.

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, I'm up watching Man in the Moon and collecting my thoughts for the day.

I did get my Buffett Tickets yesterday morning, so Michelle and I are set for the concert this Summer. I grabbed them yesterday as soon as I could, his tickets used to sell out in a matter of minutes. He didn't visit Pittsburgh last year and this year it is a Saturday Night are two factors that told me that tickets might not last. We got ours though, so we are good.

No Michelle today, she and Chris got called home to Ohio yesterday. They took Jim's trailer up and were cleaning out her Grandmothers home (Father's Mother) as they have sold the home and wanted to get all of the belonging's out of the residence before more things started coming up missing. She is 100+ years old and has lived independently until recently, and can no longer live independently.  She got the call yesterday Morning and they headed up then. So I'm here holding down the fort for the weekend.

No plans for the day, the weather does not seem like it is going to be cooperative to fly my drone, so that is out.

Have yourselves a super fantastic day.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Big Ole Hairy Fins Up

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 and a three day Holiday Weekend.

Today at 10:00, Jimmy Buffett tickets go on sale on Live Nation. I'll be there to make sure that Michelle and I get our tickets as I usually do most years we go. I think Michelle did it the last time we went due to me being in a meeting, but I should be good to go this this year. I have the alert set up on my phone to remind me in case I lose track of time. Fins Up, we're going again this year!!!!!

It's also a three day weekend for me. Looks like I am still off from RTI and will be enjoying the President's Day Weekend as Monday is a Federal Holiday. Not sure what is anything we will get into, I am feeling better which means we might get into something.

Have yourselves a great day, make a difference today and change the world.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through some of the pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet through the years and find one special picture that stands out. Little lost moments in time from yesterday caught with a Cameras lens and relived right here in my blog. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that one special picture and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it consistently is however is a whole lot of fun.

This weeks pic goes back to when Pam, George and I all went and seen the Comedian Gallagher when he appeared at the Met Theatre years ago. I grew up watching and loving the Watermelon smashing funny man with the sledge-o-matic.

This picture is of the three of us (a couple other friends Chewy and Courtney were there as well and I think Chewy took the picture) was from a few rows back. We were all smart enough to know we were in the spray zone where food articles could and would be flying in our direction from the sledge-o-matic, so we wore rain coats to make sure our clothes underneath were protected.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hump Day

Monday and Tuesday are now complete, we still have Thursday and Friday ahead of us and now all we have to do is get up and over this dreaded Noontime hump and it's going to be al downhill as we work towards another fun filled weekend.

More importantly, today is Valentines Day and I am very lucky to have a very special Lady be my Valentine on this day. My Lovely wife Michelle and I are going on 10 years since our first date, she is the person who inspires me and is my rock. I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful woman that I can call my wife.

I am going to take Michelle out for a Valentine's Day Dinner this evening, just not sure where we are going as of yet, but the place doesn't matter as I will have my special lady with me.

Have yourselves a special day and I hope you spend this Day with someone special.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is once again complete, now it's a Tuesday that we shall concentrate on.

* It has been 19,798 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 conventional calender's.

* It has been 5,021 days since I graduated from West Virginia University with a Degree in Geography. I have been fortunate enough to specifically work in my field of study ever since I started working in it years before I ever graduated.

* 3,622 days ago Michelle and I went out for our very first date, we're still going strong.

* 2,846 days ago I  got down on one knee at 4:00 in the morning and proposed to the most wonderful woman I have ever met in my life.

* It was 2,383 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I made it official and became Husband and Wife.

* I am now 8 days older than my father was when he passed away.

* I have 5,039 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 1,677 days away.

* 354 more days until Phil either causes me to celebrate or look for a good Groundhog Stew Recipe on the internet. Damn Rat.

* 321 more days to go until my Goodbye 2018 Blog is posted, my favorite blog of the year to write where I get to take a little time out and reflect.

* There are 315 more shopping days left until Christmas 2018, never too early to start your shopping list.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 291 more days.

* There are 181 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our magical Seventh Magical Wedding Anniversary. I have been blessed for each and every day I spend with her.

* There are 163 days to go until MountainFest Starts, we already have our tickets and this will be our second year of attending.

* There are 144 more days until we go and see Jimmy in Pittsburgh!!! Fins Up!!

* We have 35 more days to go until Spring, I'm more than ready for some springtime weather.

* 3 More days until Jimmy Buffett tickets go on sale for the Pittsburgh Concert. 

* I have written 5,151 blogs in what is now my 13 plus full years of being a Blogger and working towards 10,000. Only 4,849 more t go until I reach that Milestone.

* Nothing new on the Brother Search, but what else is new. I've done DNA tests and nothing has been returned. If he did one, I would know it pretty quickly.

* No drone flights this week, but I'm itching to get out and fly my new toy. Now I just need to decide where I want to fly and what imagery I want to capture.

* Michelle still has a broken hand, but she has stopped wearing her brace and appears to feel much better.

* There is a newer technology in my field that is starting to develop, I may start to look into it and see if I feel I can market the service.

* 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. Jackie has a few more she wants me to convert as well. Slacker I am.

* Have I ever mentioned that I Hate Snow?

* Have yourselves a great day

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, February 12, 2018


All good things must come to an abrupt end at some point, and that does include those relaxing and fun filled that we refer to as weekends. Now it is time for us to take our collective nasal passages and throw them back onto that grindstone that society refers to as work for another fun filled week of doing what it is we do for a living.

Looking at my week ahead, I should be closing out a couple of work orders and starting a new one. Spatially located the features that we could not find previously, this will help me close out a few things as they are all related and tied together. Time to start re-direct my efforts and start addressing other issues that may take a little higher priority. I do have a couple of meetings this week, including a training session on Log Out Tag Out. Once you complete the training there is an online test you have to take, I did put the horse in front of the cart and scored 100% on the online test, now I just have to sign my name and go to the training that I was supposed to do

One big thing I have to do this week, or my wife will kill me, is to go and buy our 2018 Jimmy Buffett Tickets online Friday Morning. Something tells me that since Jimmy took a year off from Pittsburgh and it's a Saturday Night, that these tickets will go like hot cakes like they used to. My guess is that they will be sold out in a matter of minutes like he did years ago. No mid-week concert this year, prime time Saturday Night in the Burgh. Fins up.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Hi ho hi ho