Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tuesdays Tidbits

* Monday is now complete, and Michelle will soon be on her way to Charleston, good time for a tidbits. 

* It has been 20,757 days since I first entered this world as we know it. Each and every one has presented it's own unique challenge. 

* It has been 5,973 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,574 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,798 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. Best decision I have ever made.

* It was 3,335 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 961 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong. Coming on 1,000 days in the near future. 

* I have 4,130 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 709 days away.

* There are 318 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 318 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 179 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!! Today is the start of Fall.

* 133 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He's been getting fat all summer from Michelle putting corn on the bench all summer. 

* 118 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 94 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. Let the Countdown begin.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 70 more days.

* I have written 6,15/ blogs in the now 16+ years since I started blogging. 

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I have yet to fly this year.

* Michelle is still recovering from her surgery a few weeks ago. She continued her Physical Therapy yesterday, she is up to 28.7 lbs of pressure squeezing but because of her travel won't have it again until next week. 

* Summer is over, it is officially fall. 

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* We're still in the Red for Monongalia County, track the state stats HERE

* 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.

* Hi ho hi ho.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday

 All good things must come to an end and that does include those fun filled things we refer to as the weekends, now it is time to take those collective noses and stick them back onto the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what it is we all do for a living. 

Not only is the weekend over today, but today is the last official day of Summer. Tomorrow begins the September Equinox or Fall as we all have come to know it. So enjoy your last day of summer today, for tomorrow the pumpkin spice and the smell of fall. Leaves will start to change color and it will be the most beautiful time of the year here in Appalachia, some people love this time of the year, I'm on the other end of the spectrum and like the Springtime. 

Looking at the week ahead, Michelle will be traveling for work for a few days this week. She'll be staying in Charleston and will be leaving tomorrow morning and will return on Thursday. 

I'll miss her but Sophie, Peanut and the full of personality Kiwi will all keep me company in her absence. We might even have an outside day or two as Dad tries to mow the grass once more this summer. Time is getting short for grass mowing and I know Michelle want's to ride around on the mower, we were going to do it yesterday but it was a little cold and she is still recovering. 

Enjoy your day and your last day of Summer. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday Morning Ranblings

 

Here I sit in a quiet and a little chili household, I think I checked the temperature and it is 39° outside, I'm here collecting my thoughts for the day and watching who knows what on the boob tube. 

The good news for the day is simply this, I am not waiting on a ship trying to get off so I can start the long drive back to Morgantown, because this is the day our cruise would have returned to Baltimore. So we don't have to worry about debarking. 

Plans for the day, grocery shopping and our weekly chores are once again on our agenda. It's week 2 of the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing this afternoon at 1:00 against the Denver Bronco's. This will be the first home game and the first Sunday afternoon game for the Steelers this season after Monday Nights win in New York. 

Looking at the week ahead, Michelle will be working in Charleston Tuesday-Thursday this week which means your truly will be home flying solo and holding the fort down. Has to do with the new software that they have purchased and are starting to implement company wide. Their CPA is on staff and in Charleston and has also been training on the with the same software with Michelle. I can't remember if Michelle told me that they are going to be going through training together or starting to set up the companies (yes they are multiple companies Xtreme Labor, XLS Pro and I think Michelle talked about another one they are going to kick off) in the software. 

Have yourselves a great day today, stay warm, enjoy some Football and go Steelers. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings


 Here I sit yet once again on a quiet Saturday Morning, once again there is no co-author anywhere to be found and I'm out here collecting my thoughts for the day. 

Hayley and Tyler never made it over last night for dinner so those plans were kind of scrapped, so we'll try it again next weekend. We stuck the Hot Sausage in the Freezer to keep it fresh for next week. 

Today Michelle will be going to Coopers Rock for Dusty's wedding, I'm going to play the part of couch potato and since it is a fall Saturday, and possibly watch the TV and try to find a college football game on. WVU is off this week, but our next week opponent plays today at noon so that it is always a possibility. Marshall plays Appalachia State later this afternoon so that may also be a possibility to garner my viewing eyes. 

The weather has cooled down a bit, I actually left Kiwi inside all day and he's not happy with me. He enjoys it when I take his cage outside and he gets to sing with his other aviary brethren, but yesterday it was the electronic ones that he got to sing with. Peanut even spent the day inside. These are the waning days of Summer, Fall officially starts on Tuesday. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Big OIe 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.

There is no High School Football this evening in Monongalia County, but that doesn't mean no one is playing. Keep up with all of the states actions and everything else that is going on as we take another weekend off. 

There may be football next weekend, they seemed to have manipulated the methodology for Monongalia County to get us a more desired response, of course that is not science, it is propaganda. Why even have science and testing, if you're not going to report facts and instead report what you want to report. I have lost a lot of faith in some leaders that I had a lot of respect for, but that's just my opinion. This thing is now going to blow up In My Humble Opinion. 

Hayley, Bethanie and then Tyler are all coming over for another craft day today, I took a trip to Harry's yesterday and got some good hot sausage and we are going to make  Spicy Sausage Rigatoni that everyone absolutely loves. 

No big plans for the weekend for me, I know there is a wedding Michelle is going to go to tomorrow up at Cooper Rock. Another one of Hayley's Friends, Dusty, is getting married tomorrow. I asked Michelle if I had to get dressed up and she told me I didn't have to go. I'll see if I can find a football game on. 

Have yourselves a great day and the start of a hopefully great weekend.

Stay safe.  

Happy Birthday Calvin McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Nephew Calvin a very Happy Birthday today. Don't ask me how old he is all I know is that all of my Nephews and Nieces have passed me up in age and I'm still only 21 (he's 22)

Calvin is someone Michelle and I have watched grow up and mature more than any other family member since we have been together. He has matured into a fine young man and now has a beautiful wife to share his life with.

I'm not sure what Jeanetta or even my sister Pam have planned for him today, but I will say it'll be memorable no matter what it may be.

It has been a real honor watching this young man grown up into the man that he is today.

If you happen to see Calvin today, make sure that you wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Calvin.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

Had all went as planned, and it was already paid for, this would have been my view today. We would be on our cruise and today we would get gathering our priority tendering stickers and we would have been some of the first ones to hit the beach at my favorite place I have ever been to. Half Moon Cay.

It's amazing how crystal clear, calm and just beautiful the ocean is here. I can't explain it and pictures just do not do it any justice. Today would have been our six trip here, so we are quite familiar with the island, but 2020 has just thrown everyone one heck of a curveball.

Have a great day, this is where I would love to be today.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tuesday Tidbits

 * Steelers won on Monday Night Football to start the week, good reason for a tidbits. 

* It has been 20,750 days since I first entered this world as we know it. I've love every day of being here and I hope I have made a few of you happy with knowing me.

* It has been 5,966 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,567 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,791 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. Best decision I have ever made.

* It was 3,328 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 954 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 4,137 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 716 days away.

* There are 325 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 325 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 278 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!!

* 140 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. Phil, his wife Philamina and their kid Phillip Jr have all been hanging in our back yard.

* 125 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 107 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. It's about time they start putting the Christmas stuff out in stores...lol

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 75 more days.

* I have written 6,150 blogs in the now 16 years since I started blogging. 

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I have yet to fly this year.

* Michelle is still recovering from her surgery a few weeks ago. She continues her Physical Therapy today.

* Where has this summer went

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* We're still in the Red for Monongalia County, track the state stats HERE

* 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.

* Hi ho hi ho.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Monday

All good things must come to an end, and that does include the first football weekend of the year. Now it is time to once again get back to doing what it is that we do for a living.

Michelle is still working at home due to her office still being renovated. Our living room has taken over as her office, as they are still working on the the Goff Building and getting everything ready.

Kids in Monongalia County will once again be doing remote learning this week, with our COVID-19 numbers still very much in the Red on Saturday, that means this week will once again be remote learning. Personally I think they should just declare the first 9 weeks remote and quit having parents have to worry from week to week. I have a feeling it could extend even longer than that, but small steps would be of assistance.

Michelle is starting her second week of Physical Therapy after breaking her wrist last month. It's a slow recovery process but she is a trooper and on her way back. She is now sleeping without the protective brace she has worn every night since breaking it. They told her it may be this spring before her wrist gets completely back to normal, but she's working on it. She is an amazing woman to say the least.

Have a great day, it's Monday continue your path to world domination.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household, if all went as planned this year I would be getting on a big ship and getting ready to sail to the Caribbean later this afternoon, but all did not go as planned this year in the monkey wrench that has been 2020 so far. 

The good news is WVU opened the 2020 season yesterday with a pretty encouraging 56-10 win against Eastern Kentucky yesterday afternoon. There were elements last season that had me worried, they really seem to have them ironed out and the team looks pretty decent. It's early, it was a tune up game, but I'm a little more optimistic than I was at the end of last season to say the least.

Today the NFL resumes, but do my Pittsburgh Steelers play today? No, they play Monday Night rather than this afternoon. The good news is that we did in fact have football this weekend, so we are starting to make progress with COVID-19, let's just see how long it lasts.

Shopping and normal weekly chores for Michelle and I today, nothing big or special. She did go visit her sister yesterday as I watched the game. She said they took a trip to Wave Tech, then went out to lunch and then they visited the old church they bought to convert into a store.

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

It's Gameday

With all of the COVID-19 stuff going on over the past six months, we have seen a lot of cancellations. Basketball season was stopped last year and no NCAA Tournament. Baseball was halted as well as all professional sports.

Well the one sport that affects Morgantown the most is College Football. Some P-5 Conferences have postponed the fall season and will start after the first of the year, but WVU and the Big XII have decided to try to play despite our first two opponents not playing. Florida State and the ACC are playing an Conference only schedule and Maryland and the Big Ten are not playing this fall, opting to try to start the season in January.

Today is a different type of game day in Morgantown, there are no people walking around with their infamous "I Need Tickets" signs. There are no tailgaters lining up to get their spot in the blue lot and there will not be any tailgating anywhere on University property. There will not even be any fans in the stands other than the parents of players and spouses of the coaching staff. No band and I don't think there will be any cheerleaders on the field. It's going to be strange and eerie or should I say EERy.

There will be football played today, as Neal Brown leads the Mountaineers onto the field to take on Eastern Kentucky. The game is at noon and can be seen on Fox Sports 1 on your TV.

Sports have finally returned to Morgantown and Monongalia County. I plan on watching and observing if we have made any improvement since last season. There were a lot of concerns I had last year, let's see if Coach Brown and his staff have solved these issues.

Have a Great Day and Let's Go Mountaineers.

Friday, September 11, 2020

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.

Today marks the 19th year since the terrorists attacks on our Country. World Trade Center and the Pentagon were all hit with commercial airlines in a suicide mission of a terrorist cell.

More importantly, if this blog was a person, it would now officially be old enough to get it's learners permit to learn to drive. Yes my blog officially turns 16 years old today. 16 years to make 6,147 posts discussing my life or things around it. It's a 16 year open book of my life and the events that have been happening within it and everything is time stamped. I wish I had a Dollar for every word that I have written in this blog, I don't know the exact number, but I would imagine I would be a multi-millionaire.

No High School football tonight involving any of the Monongalia County teams due to the Corona Virus, and it doesn't look like there will be next week either as it is based on the numbers from tomorrow and we are significantly over the threshold for the top tier by about 50%. We would need to cut down our cases by 1/3 by tomorrow for that to happen and that would mean we would need negative number of cases today and tomorrow. That's just not happening.

I hope everyone has a great weekend, WVU plays tomorrow so this could be interesting.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

This weeks pic is one of the family members who is buried on the back yard in the woods. Sadie was my old walking buddy and one that gave us very little trouble, she was a good dog. I used to go walk on the trails with her and she would get excited as I grabbed the leash because she knew what that meant.

Sadie got old and we had to put her down a few years ago in a humane effort. She could barely walk anymore, couldn't see and couldn't hear, she was constantly in pain and it was just time.

This picture however was one that was taken the first year we had moved in together, she had her pillow, her water bowl and her food was between the two. Sadie was a good dog.

Have yourselves a great day today.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Three Day Holiday weekend is over with, now it's back to sticking our noses on the grindstone.

* It has been 20,733 days since I first entered this world as we know it. I've love every day of being here and I hope I have made a few of you happy with knowing me.

* It has been 5,959 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,560 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,784 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. Best decision I have ever made.

* It was 3,321 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 947 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 4,144 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 723 days away.

* There are 332 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 332 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 285 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!!

* 147 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. Phil, his wife Philamina and their kid Phillip Jr have all been hanging in our back yard.

* 132 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 114 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. It's about time they start putting the Christmas stuff out in stores...lol

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 82  more days.

* I have written 6,143 blogs in the now nearly 16 years since I started blogging. My 16th Anniversary is very soon.

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I have yet to fly this year.

* Michelle is still recovering from her surgery a few weeks ago. She actually starts her Physical Therapy today.

* Traveling for RTI today, going west for the day and should be home this evening.

* Where has this summer went

* I'm traveling today, Michelle is traveling for work tomorrow.

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* We're still in the Red for Monongalia County, track the state stats HERE

* 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.

* Hi ho hi ho.

Monday, September 07, 2020

Happy Labor Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the working people around the world a very Happy Labor Day. Normally this is just the extended weekend before Michelle and I used to go on Vacation, but no cruise this year as it was cancelled a couple of months ago and we've pout the money towards Hayley's wedding.

We smoked once again yesterday, so that means it's going to be a pretty simple Hamburgers and Hot Dogs on the grill kind of day. Hayley and Tyler will once again be stopping over for dinner, Michelle is going to go with her and Alice to look at a location for the Bridal Shower. They are going to check out some place in Westover and see if it is available.

Kiwi and I will hold down the back yard from any invasions, he's becoming a pretty good watch bird with a huge personality. He and I have had some pretty deep conversations this summer, I'm just thankful I can keep up with him...lol

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day, school is scheduled to start tomorrow in Monongalia County but everything has been pushed to an online learning and a week by week basis which is really messing some parents up, but that's tomorrow, have a great and memorable day today.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Sunday

Here I sit yet once again, in the early AM co-authorless and having to come up with content for this brilliant blog on my own. Got Spiderman playing in the background and I'm still waking up.

Michelle and I are going to fire up the smoker once again today, but we're just going to do some chicken for us for dinner. I don't think we're going to smoke a whole chicken, I think we're just going to buy some chicken pieces parts and toss them in for a few hours.

Other than that it's going to be our Sunday shopping and chores that we do every week. Sunday's, especially Sunday Mornings have been a routine for us for a number of years. We are still going through the motions as if life were normal, even though life really isn't normal for anyone right now.

Yesterday was pretty relaxing for us, I watched the Marshall game on TV but that was an absolute blowout. The Eastern Kentucky team didn't even seem like they wanted to be there. We play them this Saturday. Other than that it was a pretty uneventful day, Kiwi did have a great day outside.

Have a great day.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, Peanut is off slumbering somewhere and I'm waking up and trying to collect my thoughts on the day. I'm still waking up and trying to get my bearings straight. I kind of slept n a little this morning, so the blog is a little later.

We officially did it yesterday, Monongalia County is officially in the Red for COVID-19 yesterday, that caused the cancellation of in school classes for kids this upcoming week and moved everything to an online curriculum for the following week. Teachers and staff will still have to report, but Tuesday was when students were supposed to report and they will not be physically at the schools.

High School Athletics involving any Monongalia County teams were cancelled yesterday as well.  University High was scheduled to travel to Parkersburg and that was cancelled and Morgantown High was scheduled to host Bridgeport and that was cancelled. Clay Battelle was scheduled to go somewhere into Ohio, I don't even see where that game took place.

The good news is that there will be college football today on Television, WVU is not playing and I'm not sure how or if this affects then next Saturday, but there is going to be football on TV today for you football enthusiasts. Marshall is scheduled to host Eastern Kentucky today at 1:00.

I'm going to try to enjoy some football today, I hope everyone has a great day.


Friday, September 04, 2020

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 and the start of a Holiday Weekend for most.

It is Labor Day Weekend and the unofficial end of Summer, although it will be around a few more weeks officially. College Football or what remains of it will be starting this weekend, although WVU doesn't play until next weekend. There is supposed to be High School Football this weekend, but with COVID and Monongalia County is probably going to be in the Red, so something tells me none of the teams will be playing this evening. We'll have to wait and see however.

Hayley, Tyler and Bethany are coming over this afternoon. They want me to take a few shots of Helena in the back yard with my Camera and I'll oblige. Michelle and I planned on smoking this weekend, but it turns out we will be smoking today as we have some pork ribs ready to go.

I hope everyone has a safe and fantastic day and a better weekend.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

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+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

This weeks pic goes back all the way to the year 1993, or about six years before my Dad passed away. This picture was taken in Florida at the Beach when he and Jean went down for a couple of weeks to pay a visit to some of Jean's family members that lived in Naples Florida. It's hard to believe all of his children I think are now older than he was when he had this picture taken (I think he would have been 48).

I'll leave you with a little memory of the namesake George Hall from that trip.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Wednesday

Two days down, two more ahead of you, now all you have do do is get up and over this noon time hump and it will be all downhill as you work towards a three day weekend.

Well I am back from traveling a couple of days, I stayed in Buchanon Monday night since it was in between two segments that I was working, nice little town but I don't think I have been there since our first football game our Senior year when we went down and walloped the Buck Ups.

I've been gone for two days, now it is Michelle's turn to be gone for a day. She's out the door this morning and heading to Canonsburg for the day leaving me to Bird and Cat sit all of the in house animals. They are all meeting up there for the day and I'll be here telling jokes to Kiwi and having a good old time.

I do have to say Kiwi got excited as I pulled the car around back yesterday afternoon as she had not seen me since Monday Morning.

Have yourselves a wonderful day.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and another fun filled week of working has started, great time to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,726 days since I first entered this world as we know it. I've love every day of being here and I hope I have made a few of you happy with knowing me.

* It has been 5,952 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,553 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,777 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. Best decision I have ever made.

* It was 3,314 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 940 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 4,151 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 730 days away.

* There are 339 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 339 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 292 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!!

* 154 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. Phil, his wife Philamina and their kid Phillip Jr have all been hanging in our back yard.

* 139 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 114 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. It's about time they start putting the Christmas stuff out in stores...lol

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 89  more days.

* I have written 6,136 blogs in the now nearly 16 years since I started blogging.

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I have yet to fly this year.

* Michelle is still recovering from her surgery a few weeks ago. He has her good days and her bad days.

* Still on travel for RTI, should be home this evening.

* Is it really September?

* Looks like the odds of a college football season this year are still diminishing.

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton last summer. He is becoming a Morgantown legend now.

* 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.

* Oh no oh no where to go.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Monday

All good things must come to an end and that does include those fun filled things they refer to as weekend. Now it is time to take those collective noses back on that big grindstone of life. Time to start another fun filled week of doing what it is that we do for a living.

Well it is on the road for me today, I'll be working in the middle of the state today and tomorrow, not too far away but far enough away that it would be best if I stayed overnight and worked the other segment tomorrow from there so I can get an early start.

Spoke to my sister Kim a little yesterday and she has went to the dark side, she is now an Android user, until she changes her mind in about two weeks and wants here iPhone back. She is one of those people who camped out all night to get the new iPhone, I just can't see her sticking with an Android, but that is Just my honest opinion. We shall see.

Last day of August, I guess this means bars in Monongalia County can finally open back up without WVU Complaining, now that all the students are back and in class.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and wondering yet once again where my co-author is hiding. I'm up with Walk the Line playing in the background as I'm wiping the sleep from my eyes. Michelle's Keurig is fired up and ready for her to make a cup of coffee.

Today is our typical shopping day, we'll be heading out here in a little while to Krogers to do our shopping and chores for the week. We're pretty regimented in our routine and enjoy our Sunday Morning shopping.

This afternoon I'll be doing some prep work for tomorrow and Tuesday when I travel to the mid eastern part of the state to list a couple of segments.

One thing I did do yesterday is Google some of my Grandfather's music titles to see how many different artists have either redone them or recorded themselves playing it live. It is amazing to me all of these years later who do this allowing his music to live on. It would be one thing if it were just one person doing this, it's not because I've found about a dozen of them of people playing homage to him. Enjoy one I found yesterday at the end of this blog.

Have yourselves a great day today.




Saturday, August 29, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I site yet once again in a quiet household, I think my co-author has quit or found better things to do with her time, so once again here is a weekend post without the help of Peanut. I'm up watching who knows what and actually just starting to wake up.

Today's plan I have been informed is a trip to Rural King to go and buy some more food for Michelle's backyard friends that seem to be growing. We've spotted 5 deer, a Buck, a Doe and 3 fawns that are now frequenting Michelle's bench where she feeds them. Birds galore, squirrels galore, groundhogs galore, I'm just waiting for the Kangaroos to start showing up for the free grub. It is quite honestly a zoo back there and Kiwi of course has been the master of ceremonies. Yesterday the 5 deer were eating the feed corn Michelle put on the bench and who was under the bench buddying up to our 4 legged guests, none other than my co-author Peanut.

Other than that not much to report, did get both cars inspected this week and I'm planning on traveling for work on Monday and Tuesday. I am going to be far enough away that it is going to call for overnight accommodations. Michelle is traveling for work on Wednesday, so we are going to have a busy week coming up for the both of us.

Have yourselves a great day

Friday, August 28, 2020

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....or something like that.

It has been kind of a busy week for Michelle and I. I had to get Pearl (my car) and Ice (Michelle's car) inspected this week as our inspections were due to run out this coming Tuesday Morning. Pearl went first and for the first time ever, I had a car get rejected. Pearl needed an entire exhaust system and the parts needed to be ordered. Right after that Ice was inspected and passed. I did take Pearl in Wednesday afternoon to have a new exhaust system put on her and have her pass the inspection. She is legal now. Ice, is legal but the back brakes are starting to get a little worn, so we're dropping her off this morning and getting new back brakes today. Both cars will be repaired and legal for another year by this afternoon although they are both legal now.

I did manage to get the grass cut Wednesday as well, I knew storms were coming and it was starting to get to a cutting height, so I did so before the storms started to hit causing our grass to really grow on top of what it already was.

The students at WVU are back in full force, the PRT is down this semester so WVU has chartered about 30 buses that are running around town and campus, increasing the already monster headache from the sudden increase of traffic.

Have a great day today, and have a better weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

This weeks pic doesn't go back very far, it was just last week when I pulled out my DSLR camera and started to play around in the backyard.

Michelle has 5 bird feeders in the back yard, sets out sweet corn for the deer and also sets out squirrel food for the squirrels. Not to mention that we have Turkey's, Groundhogs and probably various other animals running around the back yard due to Michelle feeding them.

So I created a Facebook album and took a number of pictures, including this one of my good friend and confidant Kiwi. Kiwi is a Green Cheeked Conure and let me tell you this little bird is full of personality to say the least. If I'm sitting outside on the phone and we have her cage out, she will pick up one of her rings in the cage and pace back and forth pretending like she is also having a conversation.

Words like Pretty Bird are in her vocabulary and I think he is learning to say Kitty.

Have yourselves a great day, Kiwi will

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and another fun filled week of working has started, great time to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,719 days since I first entered this world as we know it. I've love every day of being here and I hope I have made a few of you happy with knowing me.

* It has been 5,945 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,546 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,770 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. Best decision I have ever made.

* It was 3,307 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 933 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 4,158 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 737 days away.

* There are 346 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 346 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 299 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!!

* 161 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. Phil, his wife Philamina and their kid Phillip Jr have all been hanging in our back yard.

* 146 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 121 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. It's about time they start putting the Christmas stuff out in stores...lol

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 96  more days.

* I have written 6,129 blogs in the now nearly 16 years since I started blogging.

* It was 40 years ago today that was probably the most life changing event that has occurred in my lifetime happened. Grandma Hall passed away on this day in 1980.

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I have yet to fly this year.

* Michelle is still recovering from her surgery a few weeks ago. He has her good days and her bad days.

* Still have a couple three more four more segments to do for RTI, 2 will require overnight travel, one will be having me go to Hundred and the other is almost done and it's here in Morgantown.

* The students are back, non mask wearing, partying young and horny kids are everywhere. Watch for another Corona Virus outbreak.

* Looks like the odds of a college football season this year are still diminishing.

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton last summer. He is becoming a Morgantown legend now.

* 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.

* Oh no oh no where to go.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Monday

All good things must come to an end and that does include those fun filled things they refer to as weekend. Now it is time to take those collective noses back on that big grindstone of life. Time to start another fun filled week of doing what it is that we do for a living.

Looking at my calendar, it's wide open once again with nothing on the agenda. I know that there are a couple of segments down in the middle part of the state that they want listed for RTI so there is that, I have one here in Morgantown that is done with the exception of two building and right now we are not allowed to enter any buildings for RTI, so that one is hanging an incomplete for the time being.

I still haven't cut grass, something that I will probably get to this week. It's not too high yet, but with all the rain that we have been having that could change at  any time.

Michelle is still having her moments of great pain on her route to recovery from surgery. Most of the time she feels OK, but there are times the pain has gotten a little unbearable for her. She is a fighter so it really saddens me to see her suffering and in so much pain. All of her backyard animal friends however are greatly appreciative of her for feeding them.

Have yourselves a great day and the start of a productive week.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday

Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, I am once again attempting to recover from getting knocked out by the Sandman last night. The TV is on behind me but no idea what is playing and of course my co-author is once again no where to be found.

Helena's Birthday party turned out to be a big success, that little girl was definitely spoiled and hats off to both Bethanie and Hayley to all of their planning and organizing, Hayley utilized her Crikcut to make a number of decorations and signs. It was all Winnie the Pooh themed and turned out in my opinion exceptionally well.

Michelle and I will do our typical Sunday, grocery shop, chores, bills, etc for the day. Weather permitting I might even try to cut the grass today or push it off until tomorrow. I'll have to take a look at the extended weather forecast.

Have a good day and make it a special one.

Happy Birthday Moke

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my nephew Moke a very Happy Birthday today.

It seems like it was only yesterday that Pam and George were having their first baby, a small and precious package of a young child that has grown into the Mountain of a man that he is today.

He is a pretty remarkable man, he's an Iraqi War Veteran, a great Husband and one of the best father in the world candidate's for two young children.

Not sure what his wonderful wife Ang has planned for Moke today, but whatever it is it is going to be a special day for him that is for sure.

If you happen to see him today, take a little bit of time out and wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Moke.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a quiet Saturday Morning, Peanut I believe has retired from her job as my co-author and is still off sleeping somewhere. I'm here with the TV on behind me and clearing the sleep out of my eyes.

A congratulations is in store for the little girl who was the flowergirl and mine and Michelle's wedding years ago. She tried out and made football Cheerleader for University Middle School (A combination of Mountaineer Middle and Westwoode Jr High's). Michelle and I are both very proud of her.

Our plans for the day, we will both be attending a first birthday party for Hayley's flower girl. Once again this will he held at the house that Grandpa Newbraugh and Wilma used to live, I've been there a couple of times previously through the years, but it has been decades since I was last there.

It should be a great day, make sure yours is similar.

Friday, August 21, 2020

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....or something like that.

Well the WVU students are coming back in full force and Morgantown and traffic is going to be a total fustercluck this weekend, especially with parents will be coming with them this weekend. Bars in Morgantown are still closed until the end of the Month thanks to Governor Justice, so that means there will be a number of house parties around town this weekend up until next Wednesday for the first day of classes.

Michelle went down to check on her office yesterday, they are progressing nicely but there still are not any restroom facilities up and running as of yet. They are remodeling the whole 9 story building and starting with the main downstairs where she is located, but they just haven't gotten to the plumbing and fixtures just yet. We are talking about a sizable building.

I'm going to go to a birthday party tomorrow for Hayley's flower girl for her wedding. She will be turning one year old and there is a kicker. That kicker is where the party is being held, it's being held at a friend of theirs house in Westover. I looked on Google street view and thought that house looks familiar. So I went to the county records and pulled up a couple of Death certificates and looked at where a few people lived at the time of death and had my suspicions confirmed. I have been in that house a couple of times. My guess is some of my family members reading this have been in this house many times, my sister Terri spent a lot of time in that house. It was my Grandpa Newbraugh and his Wife Wilma's house. Small world.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

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+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

This weeks pic goes back to a time that seems like just yesterday, it was early in mine and Michelle's dating life and the first time that I had ever taken her to OhioPyle. We went up and traipsed through the rain soaked woods looking for a geocache out in the middle of no where that we did in fact manage to find.

We took Hayley along with us for the day trip and managed to stop and see the sights of the park. This one by chance was taken at the natural waterslide as you first come into the park. I took my camera with me that day and grabbed a pic pics, including this one of the two of them together.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Wednesday

How about an actual midweek blog rather than a funny video posted this week? Not that I have a whole lot to say, like I ever do anymore, but we'll give this a try.

There looks like there might be a change in plans for Hayley's wedding next year, nothing is finalized yet but there appears to be a venue change from the Mason Dixon Park to another wedding venue in the area. Details to come at a later date when I know the specifics. It is more of a wedding venue with a lot of options and she is excited about it.

As far as the job search, I keep putting in resume's and keep getting thank you but no thank you letters. I think the one I got yesterday was the fact that I was willing to take a big cut and I'm a little too qualified for their taste. It does tend to get a little bit frustrating. There is a job that I have been short listed not once, but twice in the past and it is opened up once again, but that is just a temporary contract that could be extended. Keeping my fingers crossed.

The WVU students are still returning to Morgantown, classes officially begin next Wednesday (I thought it was today), so be on the lookout for more and more increased traffic around town and campus. The five month break from all the students was awesome though.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and another fun filled week of working has started, great time to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,712 days since I first entered this world as we know it. I've love every day of being here and I hope I have made a few of you happy with knowing me.

* It has been 5,938 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,539 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,763 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. Best decision I have ever made.

* It was 4,191 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 926 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 4,165 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 744 days away.

* There are 353 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 353 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 306 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!!

* 168 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. Phil, his wife Philamina and their kid Phillip Jr have all been hanging in our back yard.

* 153 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 128 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. It's about time they start putting the Christmas stuff out in stores...lol

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 103  more days.

* I have written 6,121 blogs in the now nearly 16 years since I started blogging.

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I do have a plan to fly Hayley's wedding venue sometime this spring for her.

* Michelle is still recovering from her surgery a few weeks ago.

* Still have a couple of segments to list for RTI, both are pretty much local and by local I mean close so neither one will require me to travel too far.

* The next month should be interesting, just watching to see how Morgantown tries to get back to normal during this pandemic.

* Looks like the odds of a college football season this year are diminishing.

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton last summer. He is becoming a Morgantown legend now.

* 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.

* Hi hi hi ho

Monday, August 17, 2020

Monday

It's time to take your collective noses and stick them back onto the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what we all do for a living. It's Monday the start of another fun filled week of work and time to take over the world.

Michelle has one more class from last week to complete today from 3:00-5:00 and then she can concentrate solely on work until next Monday when the next week long set of classes begin. She's been pulling double duty for a while and still has a way to go before they enter the home stretch. When they finish this her and their accountant in Charleston will be the only two iSolved certified people in the state.

Nothing on my agenda for RTI this week, we're waiting for some information about some of the residence halls at WVU and then I'll move on to work a couple days around the Elkins area. We never got to do any screening or interviewing this quarter and who knows if we will be working in the 4th quarter. I did find out that our 2021 certifications will not be done on site (St Louis) this year and will instead be done through the means of electronic meeting, but that is down the road.

Michelle is getting more and more flexibility in her hand, too early to start any strength training but she hasn't been needing the ice bag as much if any at all any more. Says her hand feels good it's just a matter of getting flexibility and rehab done.

Have yourselves a great day, do something to make a difference on this rock we reside on.


Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I'm sitting here solo yet once again as Peanut is off somewhere sleeping. It was an inside kind of day for her yesterday so she might be doing a little bit of pouting. I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and trying to wake up for the day.

Does anyone remember the significance of this day? Every once in a while an event happens that you remember exactly where you were or what you were doing when something happened. Today is a day that I will always remember for some reason. I was in in the backyard playing wiffleball in the afternoon and my Grandmother came out and she was crying a little bit. Word had just came through that the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley had dies at the age of 42. When you are 13 42 seems like forever in the future, when you're 56 age 42 seems like last week. It was 43 years ago today that Elvis died.

Back to reality, today is a day when Michelle and I will do our weekly grocery shopping. I'm wondering with all the students starting to trickle back in town if Krogers will be crowded. Fortunately we go early in the morning so we might be ahead of them, but there are always a number of people there on Sunday Mornings.

Other than that no plans for the day, we didn't get into anything yesterday due to the fact that it rained all day. It was an inside movie watching kind of day and we did just that. Hopefully it's a better day today weather wise, if it is not we are fearing that Kiwi and Peanut are planning a hostile takeover of the household. I saw them plotting together yesterday.

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Saturday Morning Rumblings

Here I sit once again on a quiet weekend morning, Peanut is no where to be found once again and I'm out here flying solo writing my blog and waking up this morning.  No idea what is on the TV behind me and still have sleep in my eyes.

Michelle had her post surgery followup yesterday with her surgeon. Everything aligned up perfectly and they now have a removable splint on her with a sleeve that she can take on and off to shower. She can wiggle her fingers and the pain is much lower that it was while it was in that makeshift cast since surgery. I still swells and gets sore, but the pain so far isn't as intense and she can actually start to grip things now. They are going to wait a few weeks for physical therapy for the strength training, but for right now they just want her to gently work on her flexibility and range of motion. She still has three pins in her arm.

There are no real plans for us today. Hayley and  Bethanie (Her Maid of Honor)were here yesterday working on things for Helana's (Bethanies Daughter) Birthday Party next weekend. Tyler stopped by after work as well so we had a little get together and ordered some take out from Eat N Park as they were working in the back bedroom on her Crikcut. The two of them are very creative and I will say they are very good with that thing. Hayley was explaining some of the trouble she was having last week and yours truly with his Geography background was able to explain the difference between Rasters and Vectors and that seemed to be her solution.

Just checked the back yard and Mommy and Daddy Deer (6 point) are munching down on some sweet corn Michelle put of for them. They are so helpful in clearing up all the birdseed and corn that the feeders spill onto the ground and all the feed Michelle accidentally on purpose spills onto the ground.

Have yourselves a great day and make the most of it.


Friday, August 14, 2020

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Peanut taking the Day Off
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....or something like that.

We have a follow up appointment with Michelle's surgeon this morning. It's the two weeks after surgery follow up appointment for her wrist so we can see if everything is set and in place properly. It's not causing her as much pain as it was, she expressed it is in the proper alignment now as opposed to before and it's starting to feel better. She still has pain and episodes, but that is expected at this point in the recovery.

Warning, WVU students are due to return this weekend and up until the start of classes this coming Wednesday. Traffic has been increasing and will really increase starting today and the headaches that we have had a five month break from returns for another academic school year at WVU. I would say I'm happy to see them back, but lets be honest this is probably going to spike the numbers in our pandemic. Bars around town are still closed per WVU's request, up until the students return which is kind of horse shit if you ask any of the locals as this is messing with people's livelihoods.

Have yourselves a great day and stay safe and home.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

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+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

I figure that since we are in the dog days of summer, that I would take a little time out from all the heat to discuss something that I absolutely hate. Despite us being in a little bit of a heat wave, I would just like to take this time to remind everyone that I Hate Snow. Yes this picture from 10 years ago in the back yard looks beautiful, but I just hate that dreaded white stuff being all over the place and for it to be cold.

I'm a warm weather kind of guy, so are my cats and my bird Kiwi who loves this summer time stuff as she can look at something other than the same four walls and interact with real birds rather than the ones she can't see playing on the Amazon Echo Dot in the bedroom.

Have yourselves a great day.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Not Broken

Well I have to say that I am a little crushed this morning. For the past few weeks I have had a series of interviews for my services with that looked to be a great opportunity for me in Mechanicsburg PA.

It started out with the initial phone interview and later went to a skype interview with a number of people. I thought both went extremely well and this was a job that I was going to accept if offered. I had my second interview on July 22nd and was simply waiting to hear if I was moving forward.

I just found out that they selected another candidate instead of me, I felt really good about this and it would have been the perfect opportunity for me, but now it is time to put it in my rear view mirror and once again keep moving forward. I'm a little crushed because I thought I had the job, but like the letter said it was a highly competitive field for this job and I was not the one they chose to hire. 

I'm a little bend and crushed, but I'm not broken. Time to once again re-assess.

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and another fun filled week of working has started, great time to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,705 days since I first entered this world as we know it. I've love every day of being here and I hope I have made a few of you happy with knowing me.

* It has been 5,931 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have two minors, one in Communications and one in History.

* 4,532 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,756 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,184 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied and we partied down.

* I have now lived 919 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going. It was 21 years ago yesterday that he passed.

* I have 4,172 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 751 days away.

* There are 360 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. It was postponed this March to July and now they are pushing the tour until next year. It'll be mine and Michelle's 10th wedding anniversary.

* There are 360 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth  Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 313 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!!

* 175 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. Phil, his wife Philamina and their kid Phillip Jr have all been hanging in our back yard.

* 160 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, this should be an interesting one.

* There are 135 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020. It's about time they start putting the Christmas stuff out in stores...lol

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 110  more days.

* I have written 6,114 blogs in the now nearly 16 years since I started blogging.

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I do have a plan to fly Hayley's wedding venue sometime this spring for her.

* Michelle is still at home recovering, we have a follow up appointment with her surgeon on Friday.

* Still have a couple of segments to list for RTI, both are pretty much local and by local I mean close so neither one will require me to travel too far.

* The next month should be interesting, just watching to see how Morgantown tries to get back to normal during this pandemic.

* Looks like the odds of a college football season this year are diminishing.

* I did manage to get the grass cut yesterday, I'm out working today and we're due for some rain over the next week.

* Corona Virus, you can still track it but it's losing it's steam a little.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton last summer. He is becoming a Morgantown legend now.

* 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.

* Hi hi hi ho

Monday, August 10, 2020

Monday

All good things must come to an end and that does include those fun filled things referred to as weekends. Now it's time to take our collective noses and stick them back on to the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what we all do for a living.

After 13 or 14 months in the hospital and rehab facilities, Gerald is going to be coming home today. A simple knee surgery last year started the downward spiral that he miraculously pulled himself out of.

Michelle starts an intense week of training at iSolve University, she spent yesterday printing out all of her materials and going over everything even before she gets started. It's all online classroom so I am trying to schedule some time this weekend where I can say good morning and talk to her...lol. She's going to be busy.

I have some work I can do for RTI, but I think I'll be waiting until tomorrow to do it rather than today. You never know though, I may change my mind. It's not like it's a big rush and we are just waiting for the University to open up before we can even proceed.

Have yourselves a great day.

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, I'm sitting here watching Penn and Teller's Bullshit and collecting my thoughts for the day. I think I heard my former co-author running around somewhere, but she has changed since Chad left and thinks that that is now her bedroom and doesn't hang out in the living room much unless she is wanting treats or begging to get Meowtside to play.

Michelle and I stopped down to see Jim and Chris yesterday at their store, they are trying to liquidate everything so they can move to the new location that they purchased. Chris said that they are going to try to be out of there by the end of the month.

From there it was a trip to rural king for 80 lbs of wild bird food, 50 lbs of deer corn and 25 lbs of squirrel food. Is it any wonder why out back yard looks like a zoo at times? Michelle gets enjoyment out of feeding all the animals in the back yard, I don't even want to guess how many different breeds of birds are in the back yard. That will last her about 2-3 weeks....lol

Hayley and Tyler stopped by yesterday evening, Michelle promised them Chinese food and they came running for a visit. Chinese food to Hayley is like Pizza to me, she would eat it every day.

Today's activities include doing our grocery shopping and me starting to prepare to partially list a segment here in Morgantown for RTI. I can't complete it because of the types of structures and they are WVU owned. Per our contract at this phase, due the Corona Virus, I am not allowed to enter any buildings to do any listing work so I have to do what I can do and wait.

Michelle is going to have a busy week, she starts classes again this week for work. This iSolved is a large intense program and she is still working towards her certification.

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, August 08, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household in the early morning hours. I have no idea what is playing on the TV behind me and I just woke up for a restroom break. I think my co-author quit as she never seems to come around anymore when I'm writing.

Gerald is supposed to go home on Monday, he's been in the hospital or nursing home for some time. I went up yesterday morning and helped Mom get rid of the couch before they delivered his bed. Everything is set up and ready for him to return home now. What an inspirational return fight Gerald has put forth.

Hayley and Tyler are coming down this afternoon for a visit and I think to do some crafts to get ready for next years wedding. I would suppose she is bringing her cricut back to do some cutting. Michelle has promised to feed her Chinese food, she is so easy to bribe...lol

I think my bed is once again calling my name and I don't want to disappoint it.

Have yourselves a great day, make it a memorable one.


Friday, August 07, 2020

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....or something like that.

I'm hearing some really good news for Gerald, after in excess of a year in the hospital from having knee surgery that lead to other complications, he will be going home on Monday. Spoke with Mom briefly yesterday and she said they are scheduled to bring him home at 4:00 on Monday afternoon. A pretty remarkable recovery considering all of the complications that he had and things like the Corona Virus pandemic going on as well.

No major plans for the day, Michelle is 1 week away from her post surgery follow up appointment. She meets with her surgeon once again next Friday morning at the UTC Office to evaluate how the surgery went. Other than some moderate nagging pain that we ice daily, she doesn't seem to have any complications from it so far. My guess is she will start physical therapy some time in the very near future.

I hope everyone has a great weekend, make it relaxing as Morgantown is about ready to be re-invaded by students in the very near future.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Anniversary Issue of Photo Flashback Thursday.


This weeks Photo Flashback has some very special meaning to it, it is one of if not the most significant day in my life. It was on this day nine years ago that my lifelong bachelorhood had came to an end and Michelle and I tied the bounds of matrimony in our own special way.

We were married by a co-worker of Michelle's and went and became ordained just for the purpose of marrying us, it was on his bucket list of things to do. We were not his first marriage, that honor went to another co-workers family as someone was getting deployed and they wanted to get married before he left. We're not even his last wedding as he performed one a couple of weeks ago to another one of Michelle's former co-workers.

To my wonderful wife I say Happy Ninth Anniversary, next year will be our tenth and we are planning on seeing Reba in concert on that day. My wonderful wife has stuck by me through thick and thin, good times and bad times and has always been my soulmate this whole time. I consider myself very lucky that our paths once again crossed, only this time the timing was right.

Happy Anniversary Michelle, I Love You from the bottom of my heart.