Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Morning Ramblings

As I sit here in a quiet house writing my blog, I am reminded of just how lucky of a person that I am. I don't think I could have designed a better mate, lover or best friend than the one that I have found in Michelle.

Her coffee is brewing and I'm a couple of minutes from going and waking her up. My daily routine is to make her her coffee and bring it to her as I oh so gently wale her up. I think it is something we both enjoy.

On to day, we're going to be heading out to the rails to trails here as soon as I can get her up and going. On Saturdays we love going to the end of Morgans Run Road and walking out my beside Cheat Lake. It's nice and calming and relaxing, plus the aesthetics are unbeatable as the smell of the cool lake tickles your nasal passages.

This evening we will be baby sitting for some friends who are going out and celebrating their first anniversary together.

Should be a great day.

Friday, July 30, 2010

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.

For those of you looking for a little bit of cheap, as in free entertainment, Movies on the Mon is showing the blockbuster ET this evening. So grab yourself a nice seat, your favorite beverage and head on down to ole Hazel Ruby tonight and watch Elliot and ET become friends.

Michelle will get to start her weekend a little early today, she's working half of a day because of a Doctor's appointment early this afternoon. After the Doctor's appointment, it would be kind of silly to go back to work for a couple of hours, and on a Friday at that. I'm going to see how my day goes and assess from there. I do have a meeting in the early afternoon, but we'll see how that goes.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Josh Nicholson

A certain little boy reached the tender age of 4 today. Joshua Robert Nicholson graced the world with his presence just four short years ago today. I remember it like it was just yesterday and I was actually the first person to put a video of Josh up on the Internet.

We celebrated Josh's birthday a few weeks ago along with his sister's in one big party at his house.

Anyways, if you see Josh today, remember to wish this four year old a very Happy Birthday. For what it is worth, my earliest dated memory that I have in my life that I can confirm the date, was in fact my fourth birthday.

Enjoy

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hump Day

Well I do have to say that this week is moving much faster than normal, we are already looking to cross over work week hump and head on down towards another glorious and fun filled weekend.

The weather has been, well same as it has been. Warm and toasty and beautiful weather. I know some do not like this time of the year, but for me it is my absolute favorite time of the year. School is out for the kids, the weather is beautiful and you can get out and enjoy it.

Last night Michelle and I went for a nice walk down at the Rails to Trails in Van Voorhis. Nice couple of miles, Michelle actually ran the greater part of it. Sadie enjoyed herself as usual.

Oh well, hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Daniel Bell

I would like to take this opportunity to wish someone very special a very Happy Birthday. Daniel Edwin Bell entered this world as a bundle of joy on this day, 27 years ago.

Time goes by very quickly, he is now a married man living in Kentucky, even though it seems like just yesterday he was a young kid hitting plastic wiffle balls with me in the back yard.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Daniel a very Happy Birthday today.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Morning

All good things must come to an end, and that includes the time we get for rest and relaxation from the grindstone that we know as work. It is Monday, and it's time to put our noses back on that grindstone.

I'm off this week from softball, this is our last off week we will have this season before the season culminates in a few weeks.

We are calling for a week with nice weather ahead, no rain and temps cooled off a little bit from the blistering 90's that we have been having. Calling for it to be in the 80's this week which I'm sure many will welcome.

Oh well, hi ho hi ho

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Update on Josh Judy

BIG article on Josh in today's Dominion Post. I would love to have an electronic Copy of it if anyone subscribes to the online edition.

Josh has been the subject of a numerous amount of my BLOG's with updates from him signing his College LOI to todays three page spread on him as he is probably just a little over a month away from getting that phone call of a lifetime to report to the Major League team.

He pitched with the Major League club in Spring training and was assigned to AAA Columbus for some final development. He is about to become only the second player ever born in Morgantown to make it to the Major leagues. The last time was 50 years ago and that was a guy who went up for a couple of games.

If you get a chance, pick up todays Dominion Post and read the article on Josh.

We Had a Great Day

Michelle, Hayley and I traveled back to where Michelle grew up and was reared and took a little bit of time of long overdue time to spend with her family and the people that she grew up with.

The day started off with a shopping trip to Tanger Outlets and then off to the Hot Dog Shop in East Liverpool. The last couple of times we picked up Hayley, she really wanted the Hot Dog Shop, a local legendary confectionery that they all love.

After lunch it was over to see her Aunt Charlotte's garage sale that she was having and a chance to see her cousin Julie and her grandma Gigi. It is Gigi's house that we all congregate to during the Christmas holiday. You gotta lover her, on the picture above I counted 1 2 and instead of saying "Cheese" she says "Sex". She is absolutely just full of life.

After that we headed on over to her sister Danni's house for her nieces birthday party. Michelle had the camera a going as we took a number of pictures from our adventures and I have put them all up HERE for all to enjoy.

It was a very good day that was enjoyed by all. The weather was hot and humid, but I am one of those people that recall being stuck in the house this past winter and do not mind it at all.

It was a real joy to see the love of my life with such a big smile on her face yesterday. I think she was starting to miss some people and she really needed a trip home.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Off to See Michelle's family

We are off to Pittsburgh and East Liverpool Ohio today to spend a little bit of time with Michelle's family. It's her nieces 13th birthday and nephews graduation party. So we'll be heading out earlier this morning and probably making a stop by the Tanger Outlets before we head over to probably east Liverpool for our first stop.

We manage to get up there a few times a year for any extensive visiting, usually once or twice during the summer and in December for her families Christmas party at her grandmothers.

Should be a great day, weather is beautiful and is ideal for traveling. Morgantown will have a lot of motorcycle traffic today with Mountainfest, so it will be kind of nice not having to deal with the extra large number of people in town.

Have a great day.

Friday, July 23, 2010

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 to those of you anticipating a Movie on the Mon tonight you are out of luck. It returns next week with a showing of the blockbuster ET.

If you are looking for what is going on around town today, look no further than the West Virginia Mountain Fest that is going on right now and through the weekend. It already started a couple of days ago, but I would imagine that it's getting ready to kick into full motion starting today. The legendary Charlie Daniels Band will be on stage tonight and Credence Clearwater Revisited will take the stage Saturday evening.

Michelle and I will be out of town tomorrow. We're going to PA to visit her family and celebrate her nieces 13th birthday.

Oh well, let's get this party started. Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Brainfart Blog

Every once in a while you struggle for material. You try to keep a blog going every day and the creative juices that you use to create such a masterpiece is in drip mode instead of just flowing like an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Today for me, my brain just happens to be a day of drip mode.

I did hear that Jean bought a new TV. I was talking to Mick last night and he said that in her remodeling she bought a new 60" (he guessed) TV for the newly remodeled living room. Maybe we have found a new place to watch football games...LOL

Hi ho hi ho, I'll do better tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Softball

We had another fun filled night of softball last night, and my sweetie grabbed the camera and did a great job getting as many PICTURES as she could while the game was going on and before. That coupled with a few from last nights pictures allowed me to create an album on my site of some memories over the last two nights.

Last night our winning streak came to a halt against team Budweiser. Unfortunately for us old timers, the remaining schedule as well as last nights game will be against solid playoff teams.

My highlight of the night came on a play at the plate where Adam Treadway came up firing a perfect strike from the outfield to help me nail a runner at the plate on a close play. Tready is VERY fast, and last night he demonstrated he has a very strong and accurate arm under pressure. All the credit goes to him, I didn't even have to move my glove, it was an absolute perfect throw. He does it again we might have to find him an agent and start paying him next season..LOL

We're off next week and resume in two weeks before closing out the 2010 campaign the following week.

I love this time of the year and the time I spend with my brothers of summer.

Oh well, for now it's hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is behind us which means it's Tuesday. I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits than that.

* Played Softball last night and we were victorious on the evening. Despite battling a slight case of the hemorrhoids I did manage to drive in 3 runs and score another off of 2 for 3 at the plate in an 11-4 win over an old time rival.

* We suit em up again tonight at 7:00 on Ogden field. Hopefully we can extend that winning streak to two games before we take another two week break on the season before the home stretch on the schedule.

* It's day 868 on the Ed and Michelle first date watch.

* It's the 81'st day since our engagement.

* No wedding date has been set, but we are thinking some time in the fall of 2011.

* Michelle is down 23 pounds over the past three weeks and it's been two months since she has had a cigarette.

* We have been invaded by four kittens running rampage around the place. You have to be very careful where you step and make sure you listen for the feint little meows.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yuck, Monday

I think the title says it all, the weekend is over with and it's time to stick our noses back on the grindstone for the next few days. The weekend is now just a memory as we look forward to another one at the end of the workweek.

Two softball games for me this week, one tonight and the second one tomorrow night. Both games are at 7:00, so I have the fortunate luck of having them at a decent hour. For me, the 7:00 slot is the best, it's not too early where I can't go home and eat and change clothes, and it's not too late where it throws off a sleep pattern.

We watched a couple of movies yesterday. The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. It's a movie that is playing at the Warner, but I rented it from Amazon. The other was 2012. Both were worth the enjoyment of seeing and passed the day quite nice.

However today it's back to work. Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Typical Sunday

It's going to be a typical Sunday for us, wake up and go grab a little breakfast and then off to do a little grocery shopping. Other than that I don't think we are planning on doing anything other than that.

We did have a good 4+ mile hike yesterday morning at Cheat's backwaters. If you have never been back there, stay away. It's gorgeous and not crowded at all, so keep it that way. LOL

Have a great day.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Well Mine and Michelle's favorite Pizza place is back from vacation and we got a chance to enjoy our Friday night date night again with a Milano's Pizza. They were on vacation last week and we really missed that great pizza.

After that we stopped by and visited Mom for a while. It's been a while for us and yesterday marked the 12th week since her surgery when she was restricted on what she could do. I guess after the 12 weeks she can now start to go swimming or do what ever it is she wants to do. She'e full of life and has made a 100% recovery from her open heart surgery.

Today it's going to be a trip to the rails to trails for a good hike and Michelle wants to hit a yard sale or two around town. Hopefully the weather holds up for us today.

Friday, July 16, 2010

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 if you are looking for a little bit of that cheap, as in free or closting next to nothing entertainment and you might be a little ready for football season. Head on down to Hazel Ruby McQuain park and enjoy a nice showing of the true underdog movie Rudy. Great movie even though he went to (gasp) Notre Dame, I guess you can't really hold that againt him. I'm not really a Notre Dame fan, but I do love this movie, so grab a blanket and your favorite snacks and enjoy a movie night under the stars....maybe.

Starting this evening, the Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia will be hitting the big screen at the Warner Theater. I wish I could say this is a fictional movie, but this is an unscripted documentary about famed mountain dancer Jesco White's family. The producersd of Jackass are the ones that have produced the movie.

Michelle and I will try to do a little bit of relaxing this weekend, we'll be traveling to Beaver for her neices birthday party next weekend and we're going to make a day of it.

We'll see what we will get into though.

BTW, Michelle is down a number of pounds over the past few weeks AND she has not lit of a Cigarette in over two months and she is no longer using the electronic Cigarette I bought her in a couple of weeks now. I am so proud of her, she is a very special person and I love her to death.

Oh well, gotta get today over with so hi ho hi ho

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Few Videos

Giving a little love to a young and inspiring artist. Phil Hughes, a friend of Hayley's that she has made a couple trips to Alabama this year to see, is an aspiring young YouTube artist/Singer/Songwriter.

Give him a listen.






Michelle's Ring is In

About a month or so ago, Michelle noticed that her ring had a loose stone and we took it to get it repaired. JB Robinsons sent it out and had it repaired, but they didn't completely repair the ring and weakened one of the posts that hold the diamond.

The manager saw this upon us picking up the ring from repairs and decided to order a similar ring from another store and have it sized properly.

I got a call yesterday afternoon that the new ring is in and we will probably go up to the mall sometime this evening and pick it up.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hump Day

Well the first couple of days this week have went by pretty quickly, now if we van just get through the next few of them we will have it made.

I hope everyone else has had a decent week, mine has been kind of blah. Maybe the weather has had a little bit to do with it, but I have just been kind on non excited and just existing so far this week. Maybe something can change for the better, it has to the weekend is getting closer.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday's Tidbit

* Well Monday is past us and we are on to the next day of the week, so it is Tuesday and can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* We played softball again last night, but we just didn't have it as a team last night and lost 12-3 on a semi half hearted effort. It wasn't exactly the teams best effort on the season.

* Arron Rosiak Hill was out riding his 4 wheeler yesterday and had a pretty bad wreck. They took him to Mon General and then transported him to Rudy. I'll update everyone as I get the chance.

* It was calling for rain all day yesterday, Michelle was praying to the rain gods, but we managed to avoid it until after we got our game in.

* After the game many of the guys headed over to MiHaley's to watch the All-Star Home Run hitting contest last night.

* Oh well, hi ho hi ho...

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Party

Well yesterday we made our yearly track to Val and Bobby's house to celebrate the birthdays of Erica and Josh. I have to say that I think those two kids made out like bandits yesterday and enjoyed some quality time with their family and friends.

As always I had my camera in tow and took a number of pictures. I have all of them on my site HERE and I posted a few select ones over at Facebook. Amy had her camera a going too, so if you get a chance, check out the images that she put up on Facebook also.

It was actually a pretty decent turn out this year, a few new faces from Bobby's side of the family that I can't say that I've here ever met, but it appeared to turn out very well for everyone.

Of course Gary started everything with the icing to the face of Erica, but he was paid back a few times unknowingly until it was too late.

Oh well, it's Monday again and it's back to the grindstone. Hi ho hi ho...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Birthday Party Today

Today Val is going to have her annual mutual birthday party for both Erica and Josh. Erica's birthday was last month and Josh's is later this month, so she picked a weekend day on the middle of the two to hold their birthday parties together.

There were initially plans to hold it at Marilla Park, but it will be once gain held this year at the Nicholson home.

Michelle and I will both be there in attendance as we purchased both of the kids gifts last weekend when we found the new Toys R Us Express at the Morgantown Mall.

Should be a good day.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rain

I have to say yesterday was arguably the rainiest day that we have had in some time, however I have to say that it was more than welcomed and much needed. It helped replenish the water table and basically break the string of very hot days where for many it was almost unbearable.

I guess if you went and watched the movies on the Mon last night you would get rather soaked. Me on the other hand, I fired up the Roku and watched Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in the comfort of my own living room.

No sure what today holds as of yet, but I am anxious to see. Have a great day.

Friday, July 09, 2010

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.

For those of you looking for a little bit of that cheap as in Free entertainment for this evening, head on down to Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater for a free showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this evening at dark. Bring your favorite snacks, something to park your rear end on and your favorite beverage and enjoy a free movie out on the Mon.

The All Good Music Festival is in Masontown this weekend for those of you in the mood for a little bit of Musical Entertainment. It started yesterday evening and runs through the entire weekend.

Weather should once again be very cooperative this weekend, so get out and have a good time in the sun.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Bought Another Website

As many of you know, I have my own hosting account and multiple domains that I own. My first domain name I ever purchased was about seven years ago when I purchased George-Hall.net. A site that I initially purchased to market my services and myself as I was finishing college and getting ready to re-enter the job market.

It allowed me to have my own e-mail as opposed to the ones that I had had previously prior to market myself. Psycho7244 is me and is all over the internet, but it wasn't exactly the way I wanted to be communicating with prospective employers. The site slowly transformed into a do all site featuring my life story and a lit of pictures.

Last year I left my second host (GoDaddy) to find a host that was more to my liking. So the site was reborn, and took on a more informational role. Housing my resume and my images, but not so many links.

My next sote I purchased was about three years ago when I started Shitzngiggles.com to see if I could make a buck or two running banner ads on a gaming site. Well, I guess you get what you pay for and on a shared server I developed a site little gaming site. Banner ads were not something that was going to make me any money, a couple cents here and couple cents there, but nothing to cash in on. The site has all banners removed and is back up and running.

I purchased nicknterris.com for one year to help Nick and out with the bar, but the nothing ever developed and I released the domain name after a year.

Yesterday, I purchased yet another name and with purpose. Everyone knows my george-hall.net, I now own George-Hall.com which I want to start to use to sell items. Initially I was thinking about drop shipping, but I honestly started th think about it. I would be nickel and diming everything to make a couple cents here and a couple cents there again to once again lose interest. I set the site up yesterday just to start development and realized my most marketable and most profitable thing I could sell are my own professional services as a GIS analyst on the side. So probably over this winter I will be preparing this for a launch.

I have a few things to look into, such as declaring myself a LLC, taxes and marketing myself. I am going to start by using open source software to create the services, use my credentials to market the products to a specific target market for a justifiable consulting fee.

Wish me luck as IO try to get this kicked off the ground and started.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Hard fought game, but we lost

Softball resumed last night for the MiHaley's softball team after a two week lay off. Defensively we were there, and played a very solid game. Offensively we were quite silent with the bats with the exception of just a few players.

Mark Devault returned after his hiatus and Jarrod "Da Hamsta" Talbot both delivered a couple of very key base hits. As a whole though, we had trouble stringing multiple hits together as a team and generating runs. We left too many runs on the base paths unscored because we had trouble delivering that key timely base hit.

We return to action next Monday at 7:00.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Is It Over Already?

I can't really complain, long weekends are very nice, but all good things do need to come to an end and it is back to work for both Michelle and myself today. So I guess it is time to stick the nose back on the grindstone and get back to work.

It was a very nice day off yesterday, Michelle and I went and saw the Movie Karate Kid at the theater yesterday. I do have to say that as far as remakes go, this one did the original justice and was done very well. It was worth the two hours and twenty minutes of my time and money to see. Both Michelle and myself have given it two thumbs up for anyone thinking about going to see it.

Softball season returns for me tonight after a nice couple of week break. We have a game this evening at 8:00 on Liberatore Field. It'll be great to see the guys after a two week break, now I am ready for us to compete in the home stretch.

Oh well, can;t reach another weekend until I do this week. Hi ho hi ho

Monday, July 05, 2010

What a Day

I had a great 4th of July, and I hope everyone else had their fill of BBQ's, Fireworks and time with family. It's a special time of the year for both me and this country, I tend to love it because it is a time when people around the community all gather around to watch fireworks.

Last night I went to see the fireworks with many members of my family near the dam on the rails to trails. I had my camera in tow once again and managed to get a few good pictures before it got too dark. All the images from last night are posted HERE. I put a number of them on Facebook, but a few were not appropriate for that forum so I placed them on my site for everyone's viewing pleasure.

I'm still off today and so is Michelle, enjoying the final day of our extended four day weekend together.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Independence Day

Happy 234th Birthday America. Today is Independence Day in the US, also commonly referred to as the 4th of July. It is the date when our forefathers told the Brits, screw off we'll do it ourselves, and we have done it well.

I'm fortunate, I live in the greatest country in the world, there is no other country I would rather live in. We enjoy freedoms and liberties and have the chance to do what ever we want and achieve as much as we can.

Yesterday Michelle and I went to the Rosiak 4th of July party, and I had my camera in tow for PICTURES. It was an awesome day for a pic nic, the weather was great and the water battle was actually quite refreshing this year with temps pushing the 90's.

There are fireworks tonight here in Morgantown and that will be on mine and Michelle's agenda for this day. Have a Great Day America, you have earned it.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Rosiak Party

Every year about this time, the Rosiaks have their 4th of July pic nic. It's been an event that I go to every year and have many fine memories from through the years. Trish's parents go all out in welcoming people and making them feel right at home, while feeding everyone and having their traditional water battle after everyone eats.

This years party is this afternoon and Michelle and I will both be in attendance. I will be once again breaking out the big squirt gun for the year and be ready to do battle with the water.

It's always a great time and creates many photo opportunities and memories. I feel blessed that I have been able to be a part of it for the past 12 or so years.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Blog Bits

* I have had a test BLOG set up and playing with the formatting for some time. I created a banner last year on my test blog but never transferred it over. Today it is now active as the header for George's Journal.

* I have also installed twitter on the iPhone. I had an account and it has been tied to my BLOG, I've just started to use another application to post to it.

I have thought about adding a shared box like this for some occasions.



I have also started to play with a few tabs to run across the top or side of the blog, depending where ever their final formatting resting place may be.
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 Movie on the Mon goers, this is not your week. No movies but it will return next week with a showing of the blockbuster ET.

This weekend, it's all about the Motorcycles in Morgantown as West Virginia Mountain Fest will be invading North central West Virginia this weekend. Actually in case you haven;t noticed, there are a number of them here already. Charlie Daniels is in town and is tonight's featured act at Mountain Fest. Credence Clearwater Revisited will be tomorrow night's featured acts.

Lot's of excitement and entertainment in town this weekend, me and Michelle will be heading north tomorrow to visit her family for her Nieces Birthday.

Big Ole Hairy Three Day Weekend

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 this time it is an extended three day weekend to make it a Big Ole Hairy Weekend.

Looking for a little bit of free or cheap entertainment for this evening? Well grab your favorite seat, some beverages and snacks and head on down to the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater on the Mon for a free showing of Imagine That. Weather is going to be nice as it will be all weekend.

Tomorrow Michelle and I will be attending the annual Rosiak 4th of July Pic Nic that we go to every year. This will be Michelle's third and I have lost count on how many years I have attended this in a row. I think this will be my 13th in a row that I have attended, dating clear back to 1997 or 98. I look forward to seeing Pat and Frank every year and this one will be no exception.

Weather is supposed to be great here all week. No rain in the forecast and both Michelle and I (we didn't know if she was going to be able to) will enjoy a nice relaxing three day weekend away from the workplace. I had thought about extending that into a four day, but Michelle is swamped at work and I would rather not stay home without her.

On a side note for those of you who ordered Pampered Chef from Michelle, the stuff is in and has been separated and we will be distributing it out when we get the chance to deliver the goods to the appropriate person.

It's going to be great weather and an extended Holiday weekend, have a great friday. Hi ho hi ho.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Thursday Tidbits

* It's Thursday, I'm a couple of days late on a tidbits, so here it is.

* 839 days since mine the day that changed my life. Mine and Michelle's first date. 62 Days since the engagement.

* Speaking of the engagement, she'll be getting another ring some time soon. The center stone on this ring came back offset and still damaged. The manager inspected it when we got it back and didn't feel secure with that ring (I bought the lifetime replacement so if the stone was lost they were replacing it) so they are going to order her another one.

* Michelle has been very busy at work this week. Her assistant's last day was last Friday and the girl who was going to step in and take her place has to fill in for another girl who quit until they can get her replaced.

* It's going to be a three day weekend for me, with the Fourth of July being Sunday we have Monday off as well. Michelle on the other hand may have to work that day so I probably will not be stretching it into a four day weekend.

* Is it really July 1st already?

* President Obama will in in West Virginia tomorrow. He and Vice President Biden will be in Charleston for the late Senator Byrd's funeral.

* Hi ho hi ho