Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Wednesday

I've been trying to entertain people on Wednesdays with some videos, kind of a fluff day where I can have a blog but not really have much content. Something to keep the reader entertained and coming back.

I'm going to do that again this week, I'm just going to give you a website worth some time for entertainment.

I thought to myself what could I do to interactively give the reader a chance to partake in the fun. I need something where we can all have a good laugh and maybe even laugh at ourselves.

You never know who is watching and in todays age of the smart phone, who might be making you internet famous.

I present to you People of Walmart

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and I'm still out listing for RTI, still sounds like a great reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,663 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 5,889 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography, specifically GIS.

* 4,490 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,714 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,142 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot with the help of a co-worker of hers.

* I have now lived 877 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going.

* I have 4,214 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 793 days away.

* There are 402 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 only 355 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!!

* 217 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He must be back from his vacation as I have seen him in the back yard this weekend.

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

* There are 177 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 153 more days.

* There are 35 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* I have written 6,069 blogs in the now 15 1/2 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 did the work travel last week, now I am away doing it. She was closer than I was to home, but I'm seeing more remote parts of our state that I've never been to (hint) check the map for where I am at.

* Michelle will be continuing training today she is on her Sophomore classes for this new indepth accounting software that they have purchased. It took her about a week and some frustration just to complete her Freshman course and she has a degree in accounting if that tells you how indepth this training is.

* New quarter was supposed to start for RTI tomorrow, we have NOT been cleared to start so we will not be doing any screening and interviewing yet. Listing, what I am doing today, just involves me driving around and I don't have to get out of my car.

* Still putting in for jobs left and right, there are some jobs opening up and I'm hoping to hear something from one of them. I have two possible ones on hold, one in Huntsville Alabama and one in Charleston, I haven't heard anything from either of them (in terms of a no thank you) so the Corona Virus must be causing a delay.

* 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, June 29, 2020

Monday

All good things must come to an end, and that does in fact include those fun filled things we refer to as weekends. Now it's time to stick out collective noses back onto the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what we do for a living.

I'll be heading out today to do some listing in what is my largest segment and the most furthest away. I waited until they approved travel as this is going to be a couple day venture to list this segment for RTI, so I will not be back home this evening and will instead be staying in a hotel a few hours away from home. This is the last segment I have to list and it is the one we had to put off until the very end due to it's size and proximity to my location. I have a feeling I will be driving a lot of dirt roads today to say the least.

On a side note, the Softball team plays their second game of the season tonight and I will once again miss the game. This is the 2nd game this season and the 2nd one I've missed due to working. Good luck to the guys tonight, hopefully they can get the Win and I can join them next week for my 2020 debut.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday

Goff Building
Here I sit yet once again, Peanutless and without my co-author, so I'm going to try to put my brain in high gear as I'm flying solo this morning. I'm up streaming some Gordon Ramsey show (something about 24 hours) and collecting my thoughts for the day.

Yesterday Michelle and I went to the Goff Building in Clarksburg to see how her office is coming along, they are really doing a great job on it and I realized that her office with her big storefront window (her office used to be a bank) looks out into the street and will basically be the prime location when they have the next Italian Heritage Festival in Clarksburg. The headquarters for it is right across the street and they are right next door to the Courthouse where the main stage is always placed.  Her Office (they bought the entire building) is the lower left front of the image.

On the way back from Clarksburg we stopped at Almost Heaven Desserts in Bridgeport for some treats. I got some Canolli's and they were by far the best I have ever had. This place is amazing, expensive but quite amazing. I guess they are the ones that supply all the desserts to Oliverios Restaurants.

It rained yesterday and it looks like it is going to be similar today, so our grass still has not been cut, but we'll get around to it eventually. It's not a tedious task like it used to be.

Have a great and relaxing Sunday.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday Morning Peanutless Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet Household, my co-author Peanut is still in bed and I am once again flying solo this morning. I have something streaming on TUBI on the TV behind me, but not sure what it is as I'm still waking up.

Not sure if we have any plans for the day, I know we haven't cut grass in a few weeks, but it's still really not that high due to the lack of rainfall recently. Then again with the high probability of rain this weekend that may just have to wait.

Not sure if our bi-weekly trip to Rural King to get bird food is warranted yet, Michelle bought three bags the last time we went and those little aviary slobs have been sharing with squirrels, chipminks, Groundhogs and a few other animals. I think we are starting to develop a zoo in the back yard. Yesterday morning I had to hold Peanut as I let her out as there were so many animals near the door when I let her out. She's protective of her territory and I gave them a head start to get away from our little co-author/hunter feline queen.

Have yourselves a great day and stay safe, this COVID-19 is starting to spike again.


Friday, June 26, 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.

Michelle is home after a couple of days on the road working in Canonsburg, we held the fort down as she was out earning a living. Looks like I may be traveling early next week. One thing I did officially learn is that we will not be starting a new quarter with RTI on Tuesday. It is the first and it is the start of a new quarter, but they are not releasing work in West Virginia at this time due to the Corona Virus. I will go travel early next week and list one more segment, but that could be it for a while.

My agenda for the day? I'll be doing the Sam's Club shopping and heading to the Laundromat to dry clothes. We're probably going to try cutting grass sometime soon, but it's not that high and really doesn't need it yet. I know we both like riding around on the lawn tractor, so there is always that...lol

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

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Photo Flashback Thursday




Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all of my pictures that I have stored on my computer. Little lost moments of time that I like to write and reflect about and spend a little bit of time reliving. Sometimes it's a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not so easy, it is however always a whole lot of fun.

This weeks picture goes back a number of years, back to when Gary was living in Masontown and was training for the US Olympic Cigarette Smoking team. He was going for the advanced division of smoking multiple ones at once through multiple entrances.

We had a cookout that day and everyone showed up and had a good time. Gary was the grillmaster and did one heck of a job training and cooking.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and I'm heading out to work today doing some listing for RTI. Sounds like a good day to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,656 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 5,882 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography, specifically GIS.

* 4,483 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,707 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,135 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot with the help of a co-worker of hers.

* I have now lived 870 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going.

* I have 4,207 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 800 days away.

* There are 409 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 only 362 days until the start Spring 2021!!!!!

* 224 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He must be back from his vacation as I have seen him in the back yard this weekend.

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

* There are 184 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 160 more days.

* There are 82 days to go until Michelle and I were going set sail once again to the Caribbean. That has all changed now as the cruise has been cancelled by Carnival/

* There are 35 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* I have written 6,062 blogs in the now 15 1/2 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 working from home still, it may be a while as things are progressing slowly. However she will be in Canonsburg on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

* Michelle will be continuing training today for her work, they scrapped the software they were going to use and switched to another one. She has been attending University classes.

* We have a new quarter starting for RTI in 1 week, but I have not received any materials which has me wondering if they are actually going to send us in WV out in the field that day.

* Everything is kind of quiet on the job search front, it can be a little frustrating at times.

* 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 this summer.. He even has his own twitter account. Although my guess is that snake is deceased.

* 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, June 22, 2020

Monday

Here we go again, that fun filled thing that we refer to as the weekend has now completed and we are staring at another week of doing what it is that we do for a living.

I'll be busy starting this week with RTI. Today I am traveling down south to do some more listing. It's not too far and it is my closest segment I have listed beside the one I did in my county. It looks pretty large and straight forward and I should be able to knock it out in a day.

Later this week I'll be traveling and staying overnight to list a segment I tried a few weeks ago, but it's a little far away and it's quite large. It's going to involve an overnight stay as this is a couple of hours from here.

I will be getting my third quarter materials for the interviewing portion of the job this week as well, so I'll be preparing lead letters and setting up to start next Tuesday on that portion of the job, provided we do get the go ahead. I've got two very large segments, the two largest by far that I have ever done, so I'm going to be busy for a few weeks to say the least working for RTI.

We should receive some official information today about our cruise, it's been cancelled so we need to explore our options as to what we are going to do.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Fathers Day

Here I sit on a quiet Father's Day Morning, my co-author and cat daughter is more worried about if there are any treats in her bowl and if the patio door is open so she take take her butt outside and frolic.

Father's Day is another holiday (along with Mother's Day) whose origins are from North Central West Virginia. The first observance of it was in Fairmont, West Virginia even though Spokane Washington tries to lay the claim to it, even though the Fairmont Service pre-dates it.

Anyways Happy Father's Day to all the special Dad's out there today, my Dad is no longer around but he is still remembered on this day as he helped father a total of six of us, who now all have spoken to each other one way or the other. Jonathan and Gary spoke on the phone last week and that we the last sibling that had to connect to the long lost one.

No big plans for the day, I think we are going to cookout on the grill and just enjoy time with our feline and aviary kids.

Have a great day.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Happy Birthday West Virginia

Happy West Virginia Day, it was on this day in 1863 that the State of West Virginia was born. We told Virginia screw you we out of here and formed our own state.

Other than that here Peanut and I are in the early Morning, I'm here at the desk and she is at the door contemplating how she can escape and take her butt outside.

Plans for Michelle and I today, your guess will be as good as mine as we don't have anything on the agenda for the day. Maybe cut some grass, but it's really not that high yet and doesn't really need to be cut. Of course that may be the best time to do it.

We did receive some heartbreaking but expected news yesterday. Carnival has cancelled all cruises until the middle of September, and that included the one we were booked on. We'll receive information on Monday as to what our options will be. I know one is a full refund and the other is you apply it towards a future cruise and they give you $600 of on board credit, but you have to book it before the end of the year and it has to be taken by December 2022. I think we are leaning towards the latter option.

Have yourselves a great day and Happy Birthday West Virginia.

Friday, June 19, 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 I have had a busy week to say the least, I've traveled a couple of days this week working for RTI. It was just short of a couple of hour trip each way and I had to make two trips there this week. I've got some more listing to do early next week and then I have one where it will require overnight travel in the next couple of weeks as well. That should be it for the listing as a new quarter starts July 1st if we get approved.

Today it's going to be a shopping and laundromat kind of day for me as we start to enter into the fun filled weekend. Not too much excitement on my end, but you never know anything can change at the drop of a hat.

Have yourselves a great friday and the start of a great and relaxing weekend. 
I would like to take this opportunity to wish my great niece Erica Jean Nicholson a very Happy Birthday 16th today.

It's hard to believe that this young lady has grown up in the blink of an eye and became a teenager, but that was last year, if my math is correct she should be turning 16 years old today. We had her Sweet 16 Birthday party this past weekend.

Erica is turning into a beautiful and intelligent young woman and it is a pleasure to be around. She likes fishing and riding dirt bikes.

If you happen to see Erica Jean today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish her a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Erica, I hope you have a wonderful Birthday.

Thursday, June 18, 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 an attempted recreation of a 1978 photo we had taken. It was the first photo ever taken of the five of us all at one time. That is the top picture and it was taken at a family cookout at my Grandmother's when Terri and Kim came to stay and visit.

The bottom picture is just from this past Sunday, at Erica's Sweet 16 Birthday Party and we took the opportunity to get another picture of us all together. It's actually the first one from this decade as we have the above picture from the 1970's, Pam's wedding photo from the 1980's, Dad's funeral during the 1990's, Christmas Eve at Klaer Lodge for the 2000's and Christmas Eve at Terri's for the 2010's.

Amy pulled the top picture up so that we were all in the same position.

Have yourselves a great day, change the world if you can.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and I'm heading out to work today doing some listing for RTI. Sounds like a good day to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,649 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 5,875 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography, specifically GIS.

* 4,476 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, seems like just yesterday.

* 3,700 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,142 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot with the help of a co-worker of hers.

* I have now lived 863 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going.

* I have 4,214 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 807 days away.

* 231 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He must be back from his vacation as I have seen him in the back yard this weekend.

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

* There are 191 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 167 more days.

* There are 89 days to go until Michelle and I set sail once again to the Caribbean. Hopefully this can still happen as it is already paid for. She checked us in Sunday Evening.

* There are 42 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 30 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert.

* There are only 5 days until the start Summer 2020!!!!!

* I have written 6,055 blogs in the now 15 1/2 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 working from home still, it may be a while as things are progressing slowly. However she will be in Canonsburg today.

* I will be heading towards Parkerburg to work for RTI on this day.

* Michelle will be continuing training today for her work, they scrapped the software they were going to use and switched to another one.

* My niece Brittany is a sneaky one, I know she has done something in her life to get her grounded. #BadBrittany. I'll find it...lol

* 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 this summer.. He even has his own twitter account. Although my guess is that snake is deceased.

* 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, June 15, 2020

Monday

The fun filled thing that we refer to as the weekend is once again over with, now it is time to take your collective noses back onto that grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what you do.

My week ahead includes me traveling either today or tomorrow to the western part of the state to do some more listing for RTI. Not sure at press time whether I am going today or tomorrow, but tomorrow Michelle will be traveling to Canonsburg and working out of that office and may even spend the night up there as they company is all going out for steak dinners for meeting the goal of getting 1,000 linkedin followers. However for me it will either be today or tomorrow and it's a couple of hours away.

If I don't travel today, I'll spend it putting in yet more resumes as I am still trying to find full time employment. There are a couple of things in the works, but this Corona Virus has just thrown a big monkey wrench into everything. It can get as little frustrating at times, as I prefer to be productive in one way or the other. I've enjoyed the break, but I am ready to get out and start making a difference in this world once again.

Have yourselves a great day today, do something positive to change the world.


Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday

Here I sit once again on a quiet Sunday Morning, I hear my co-author Peanut up and running around somewhere, but she has not made an appearance at her work station to help me write this blog as of yet.

We had a pretty good day yesterday, we celebrated Erica and Josh's Birthdays yesterday up at the Mountainview Jamboree. It was nice to get a chance to get together with everyone for the first time in a long while.

There was a little surprise that we got, my Brother Gary made it into town to surprise Erica for her 16th Birthday and we managed to get another one of those rare sibling photos where the 5 of us in West Virginia are together all at the same place and the same time. I had called Jonathan and he and Gary had the opportunity to speak to each other for the first time, it was there initial meeting so now Jonathan has now spoken to all of his siblings.

Today is going to be our typical day our chores and shopping. Nothing special planned for the day so it looks to be the boringest day of the weekend.

Have a great day

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again on a quiet Saturday Morning, the TV behind me is actually silent and I'm thinking about laying back down and catching a few more Z's. My Co-Author Peanut is no where to be found so I'm flying solo again.

Yesterday evening Michelle and I went out to dinner for the first time in months. Jim and Chris had sold some property and needed someone to Notarize some paperwork so they asked Michelle since she is a Notary. Afterwards we all headed out to Los Mariachi's for a nice dinner. It was a good evening to say the least.

Today we will be heading up the Kingwood Pike as this afternoon we are going to be celebrating Erica's Sweet 16 Birthday as well as her brother Josh's Birthday. I know Val has been planning this for a couple of months, and it will be the first family get together we have had in some time with the exception of last night's dinner. It'll be nice to see everyone.

Have a great day, make it memorable.

Friday, June 12, 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've actually had a pretty busy week so far, listing for RTI has kept me busy this week to say the least. It feels good to get out of the house for extended periods of time and being productive on top of that. Still got some more listing to do, but my two closest segments are completed and now it's just waiting on travel approval to address one segment and possibly two that are not that close.

Michelle I think is going to take a trip to her office today, they are starting to put walls up and it's starting to take shape. I got her out of the house a little yesterday as I think she was starting to show signs of cabin fever.

For me a trip to the laundromat is my my agenda for the day, everything else that we usually do was done yesterday as well as a few other things. Like I said it's been a busy week for me, I may just relax most of the day.

Have yourselves a great day today. 

Thursday, June 11, 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 I think 1974, it was my second year playing Little League and the first time I was not coached by my Dad. I was the superstar Second Baseman for Citizens Savings and Loans. Would you believe I pulled off an unassisted Triple Play this year. Triple plays are rare, but when they are unassisted it is more rare and yours truley had one during that season.

Time does go by too quickly, as it seems like that was just yesterday. Baseball is not a sport I watch a whole lot, but it is the sport I have played more than any other in my life, especially when you take Softball into consideration.

Have yourselves a great day.

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* That long Monday is over with, I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,642 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 5,868 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography, specifically GIS.

* 4,469 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, 10,000 BC a horrible movie, but we're still together.

* 3,693 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,135 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot with the help of a co-worker of hers.

* I have now lived 856 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going.

* I have 4,221 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 814 days away.

* 238 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He must be back from his vacation as I have seen him in the back yard this weekend.

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

* There are 198 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 173 more days.

* There are 96 days to go until Michelle and I set sail once again to the Caribbean. Hopefully this can still happen as it is already paid for.

* There are 49 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 37 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert.

* There are only 12 days until the start Summer 2020!!!!!

* I have written 6,048 blogs in the now 15 1/2 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 working from home still, it may be a while as things are progressing slowly.

* I've worked half of my segments to list for RTI.

* Michelle will be continuing training today for her work

* Tomorrow is election day here in West Virginia. Get out and vote if you have not already voted.

* 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 this summer.. He even has his own twitter account. Although my guess is that snake is deceased.

* 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.

* Go Vote

Monday, June 08, 2020

Going to be a Long One

This is going to be a long day to say the least, I have a few hundred miles to travel and probably 4-5 hours worth of round trip travel to go list a segment for RTI today. What a hell of a way to start a new week...lol

I'll be traveling around 100 miles to the South just to work today, in a big segment muchless, then turning around and driving another 100+ miles home, so to say this is going to be a long day is going to be an understatement. It's the biggest segment I have to list, it covers the most area and it is the furthest away of the 4 that I have to list (one done).

Other than that Michelle is working from home today, and probably the majority of the week as they are still working on getting her office set up and remodeled in Clarksburg. Monday is usually the day that I put in most of my resumes for the week, but I'll do that tomorrow instead of today since tomorrow is election day and I'm not going to be traveling.

We BBQ'd on the grill for the first time this season yesterday, brats were the meat of choice and they were awesome. It's hard to beat that BBQ'd taste.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, my co-author is once again still sleeping somewhere and is no where to be found. Don't Mess with the Zohan is streaming on Netflix and I'm here collecting my thoughts for the day.

Our agenda for the day is going to be like every other Sunday, we'll head out and do our shopping first thing then home to do our chores for the week. Just going to be a typical Sunday morning so to speak.

This afternoon I'll be preparing for going out to work for RTI tomorrow. I have another segment to list in the middle of the state and it is going to be the most challenging of all of the ones that I have. It's going to be my largest and I have absolutely no idea what I am going to be getting myself into, so that is why I'll be researching and preparing today.

Yesterday was a pretty good day, we got the oil changed on Ice (Michelle's car) and made a trip to Rural King for some wild bird food to throw in the multiple feeders that are in the trees in the back yard. Other than that it was just a lazy and relaxing warm spring Saturday.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Happy Birthday Hayley Dawn Collins (next year it will be Ash)

I would like to take this opportunity to wish this lovely young lady a very Happy Birthday today.
I am proud to call this young lady my Daughter, she is a hard worker who is not afraid to work, tackle any task and just take on the world. I've watched her grow up from a rebellious young teen to an inspirational woman.

We are now less than a year away from her and Tyler's Wedding day, so there will be a lot of planning that will be going on in the next 365 days.

Not sure what her plans are for the Day, she does work a lot and has to make for Tyler and Luke, but if you happen to see or talk to her today, make sure you wish her the happiest of Birthdays today.

Happy Birthday Hayley.

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Saturday

Here I sit on a quiet Saturday Morning, actually twister is playing on the boob tube so that is not completely true. My Co-author who was up earlier is now sequestered somewhere and back to sleep for a while.

Yesterday was a pretty eventful day to say the least. I worked for RTI and got my first of four segments listed. I'll take the weekend off and tackle the largest segment on Monday, one that is actually in the middle of the state.

We had some guests yesterday, Ashley, Christopher, Lilly and the unforgetable Rock Star Rocky stopped by for a  visit. They moved to I think South Carolina a couple of years ago and they stopped yesterday afternoon as they are back in the area for a few days. I however was out running an errand and missed them.

Afterwards Hayley stopped by as she was in town. I don't think I have seen here since we were looking at wedding venues together. This Corona Virus has taken a big toll on visitations.

Today, Michelle and I will be running to Rural king to get some food for our wild aviary friends who always stop by for a visit at one of our many feeders in the back yard. Still haven't seen any hummingbirds yet, but they'll start showing up sometime. Other than that the day is ours.

Have a great day, make it memorable.

Friday, June 05, 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 today I actually get to go out and make some kind of a difference in the world, I'll be heading out to the field to do some listing work for RTI. We have gotten the go-ahead to do listing and I have a few segments to do, and that is what I am going to go out and do today. I'll be in the car all day, so it's not like I will be interacting with anyone.

Michelle will be at home working today, she went to Clarksburg yesterday morning to work,but was home by the afternoon. They are still remodeling the Goff building in Clarksburg and she'll move into her new office when it's completed.

Have yourselves a great day today.

HI HO HI HO!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Gary Hall

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the best brother any man could ever hope for a very Happy Birthday today.

It's Gary Allen Hall's birthday today, I've lost count as to how many years he is old, but I'm 21 so that should make him about....49

Gary is currently living in the Moundsville area and getting his business back up and running. He's really got the right mindset this time and he is more than capable of making it all happen and cornering the construction market in the area. He is an amazing Carpenter and all around carpenter.

Not sure what he has planned for today, I wouldn't be afraid to wager that he is probably working today, but that is just my guess.

If you happen to see or talk to Gary today, make sure that you take a minute or two to wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Gary.

Thursday, June 04, 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 wish this picture was a little more in focus, but we'll take it as it is very significant. This image was taken at one of the Friends and Family Picnics that we used to have. It's a picture of my sister Kim, niece Brittany, Michelle and myself at Krepps Park.

That big ole flag was a present that Michelle and I had given to Brittany to honor her graduating from West Virginia University.  I had worked with my congressman to purchase the flag and the significance of it is that this is a flag that was flown over the US Capital Building in Washington DC on the day that Brittany received her Degree from WVU. She brought it to the picnic to show me that she had received it.

If you ever know of an event you would like to do this for for someone, you just need to contact your congressman. In North Central WV you can order one here.

Have a great day today, make it memorable as this one was.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Middle of the Week Kind of Day

A couple of days gone (I think) now you just have a few more ahead of you (I think), now all you have to do is get up and over this noon time hum (I think) and it will be all downhill working towards another weekend (I think).

It's not hard to lose track as to what day of the week it is, that's kind of obvious, especially when you really don't have a set target point you're really aiming towards (like a weekend or a day off). I'm pretty sure it is Wednesday and I think we are in the month of June (I think).

Well my segment materials that were supposed to be here on Friday or Monday didn't arrive, I was given a notification that they would be here Tuesday. As of yesterday morning they still have not been even picked up yet. As of the time of me writing this, it has still not been picked up from the shipper, only a label has been created. So I'll be doing some work for RTI, when it ever arrives (I think).

There were some peaceful protests in the city of Morgantown yesterday. It all started on the court house square and then paraded around down and then they all laid down on the street for a few minutes for the BlackLivesMatter movement which is to protest the death of George Floyd in Minnesota who died while under a police officers knee for 8 minutes crying that he could not breath.

Have yourselves a great day

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is over with, I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,635 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 5,861 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography, specifically GIS.

* 4,462 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, 10,000 BC a horrible movie, but we're still together.

* 3,686 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,128 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot with the help of a co-worker of hers.

* I have now lived 849 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going.

* I have 4,214 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 821 days away.

* 245 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He must be back from his vacation as I have seen him in the back yard this weekend.

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

* There are 205 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 180 more days.

* There are 103 days to go until Michelle and I set sail once again to the Caribbean. Hopefully this can still happen as it is already paid for.

* There are 56 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 44 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert.

* There are only 19 days until the start Summer 2020!!!!!

* I have written 6,039 blogs in the now 15 1/2 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 working from home still, it may be a while as things are progressing slowly.

* My listing materials for RTI should be arriving sometime today

* Michelle will be continuing training today for her work

* Speaking of Michelle, I think she will be in the Clarksburg Office tomorrow.

* Corona Virus, you can still track it here.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton this summer.. He even has his own twitter account. Although my guess is that snake is deceased.



* 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.

Monday, June 01, 2020

Monday

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

Looking at my week ahead, my segment materials for RTI should be being sent out today and I should receive them tomorrow. I have two segments that I have to list and that'll mean a couple of days of working for me this coming week. 

Michelle is also going to have a busy week, she'll be in Clarksburg one day this week and she has three days worth of training that she needs to continue this week for some complex software that her company has purchased. We were actually talking last night about her job, this is the job that I think she loves the most in her career. MEPCO was great and offered all kinds of benefits, but she has come in on the ground floor of this company and it's just starting to expand in multiple directions and everything has been meeting or exceeding expectations. She loves where she is at career wise. Last year BFS tried to lure her back with an offer that she turned down, it turns out it was the correct career decision. 

Have yourselves a great week and a great Monday. 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday

Here I sit for the second weekend day in a row flying solo writing my blog, Peanut is no where near to be found and I'm out here with the TV on and playing who knows what. I think I keep it on for a little background noise more than anything.

I am now getting a message from Blogger that the back end that I did not care for is going to be their default back end by the end of June. I've been using this current back end interface for 16 years and am comfortable with it, why they feel the need to change it and not give me the option of choosing the controls I want is beyond me. I don't really care for the new back end and I've stated it here previously.

On to other things, yesterday was a nice and relaxing day. We didn't get into anything and stayed around the house and watched the NASA Launch and played on the internet most of the day. I was keeping up with all the protests that have been going on around the country and had a feeling last night was going to be the last night of it. We Americans have short attention spans and it's about time everyone picks the next thing to concentrate on. The events of the past week have been horrific in this country and now maybe it's time to heal. I would be surprised if events didn't pretty much subside by this evening, but I've been wrong before.

Today we'll be doing our shopping and meal planning for the week. We took Kiwi (our bird) outside yesterday and allowed her to enjoy the day with her cage in the fresh air, today is probably for the most part going to be a repeat of yesterday around here once our morning chores and shopping are completed. Peanut is loving this outside weather.

Make it special and memorable.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again on a quiet Saturday Morning, I'm up watching I have no idea what and my co-author is once again slacking this morning and is no where to be found.

It looks to be a nice weather kind of a Saturday. I never got my materials from RTI and they wont be here until Tuesday so there is really nothing on my agenda for the day. Michelle is also off after having a busy week and a busy week coming up for her with some training on some new Software that they purchased.

It might just be a day of relaxation and watching movies and maybe catch up on what has been happening in this country this week with the aftermath of the George Floyd Murder, the Minneapolis Man who kept telling an officer he could not breath and the Officer would not remove his knee from his neck. The Officer has been charged with third degree murder but judging by the mass rioting that has been going on the last three nights, people are not happy with what is happening with that case. Can't say I have seen this country in so much turmoil over one domestic incident in some time. It's sad what is happening.

On a happy note, Peanut needs to get her lazy butt up, it's sunny out at 6:40 AM and she is missing chasing butterflys. Speaking of I wish I had a camera on her yesterday, she jumped about 3 foot straight up to try to grab a butterfly and Michelle and I were both watching her and busted out laughing. Oh the things we are easily entertained by these days. 

Make it a good memorable one today and have a great day.

Friday, May 29, 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

Today I get some segment materials for RTI, I will be going out a couple of days next week to list segments. Field interviewing still has not been approved as of yet, but we in West Virginia can start listing as of Monday. My materials should be here today and I'll start organizing them over the weekend. 

Michelle has traveled to Canonsburg the last couple of days to work, she woke up yesterday and saw the weather forecast where it called for rain so she went to that office. She'll be in Clarksburg a couple of days next week and maybe a day in Canonsburg as they are preparing to open up another portion of their business and start dealing with Professional Services. They are still in the planning stages, but they have a name and Michelle ordered a bunch of swag for the new business. They have came a long way since she first started working for them and they have just used their model and taken off to a great deal of success. 

My excitement for the day will be taking the Laundry to Millers Laundromat and drying it. I've got my weeks planned as of late where Mondays has been all my job searching and resume day. I figure once a week is all I really need to put resumes in as I've already got a number in and am only playing attention to the newer listings as of late. So what does that mean? Friday is Laundromat Day for me!!!

Have yourselves a great day, Hi ho hi ho a Drying I will go.  

Thursday, May 28, 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 is basically where it all began for me, even though it would go into hiatus for about a decade, but Dad and Jean bought us a Computer one Christmas, I'm thinking it was Christmas 1982. That little white thing with the keyboard, that was the computer. I think it came with 2 kilobytes of memory and there was an expansion pack of another 15 kilobytes (not Megabytes, kilobytes). So we had about 17,000 bytes to play with on that thing. As a point of reference, the above picture is 262,144 bytes, or basically 15 1/2 times the capacity of that little Tandy Computer. I'm thinking it was a Tandy TDP-100 or a TRS-80, it was one of their low end computers.

There was no where to store any coding you did and everything was written in BASIC and get this, you actually had to program every single keystroke. I used to buy books that had the programs already written, you just had to input everything into the computer to get it to run. Some real complex programs that is actually pretty comical and very archaic to even look at today. Sad thing was, once you turned the computer off, the program was wiped from the memory. If you wanted to run it again, you were reprogramming it.

We had it hooked up to a little 13" TV Gary and I had in the bedroom and it might have even been black and white.

>We would type in our games we wanted to play (simple ones at that) and execute them. I actually hears a friend of mines parents ask their son why he only programs games and not other things. He handed the book to his Dad who was pretty electronically savvy and told him to program any game he wanted. He quickly learned that one bad keystroke and the entire program would either crash or not run. You quickly taught yourself BASIC and how to construct a program.

We have came along way since those days. There I was however, looking at the both the worlds and my own future.


I leave you with a little bit of a tidbit of information, hopefully this will enlighten your day a little. The following picture is a historical picture, it was sent in an e-mail in 1992. What is the significance of it? It was the first picture ever transmitted over the internet.

Now take that little tidbit of enlightening information and have yourselves a great day. Make a difference in this world, like I just did by enlightening you.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday

Alright you working stiffs, you have made it to the point of the week when you can start thinking about the weekend. All downhill from here as you are in the home stretch already so to speak.

Michelle is heading north to Canonsburg today, meeting up with the rest of the people from her company and having their weekly in person get together. They have been meeting three times a day on the internet, but now they are starting to work their ways back into the office life. They still don't have the Clarksburg office up and running as of yet, it's a big remodel job.

I spent yesterday putting in a few resumes around the net. As new jobs in my field open up I like to have a resume out there quickly, that way when the Corona virus thing is over with hopefully I can pick and choose what job I want to accept.

I will start doing some listing work next week with RTI. West Virginia has gotten the approval to start listing June 1st and there are a couple segments that she wants me to get listed for this coming January. No biggie, that's an easy one where I am just riding around in the car writing down addressed or descriptions of locations. That way when we get to the field interviewing portion of the job in possibly July, the field interviewers can have have the materials that they need.

I talked to Mom this past weekend and she bought herself a new computer and has asked if I could set it up for her. I figure with Michelle in Canonsburg, it'll be a good day for me to head up there.

Have a great day today, go make a difference in this world we live in.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* The three day Memorial Day weekend is over with, my grass did get cut yesterday and I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,628 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 5,854 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography, specifically GIS.

* 4,455 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, 10,000 BC a horrible movie, but we're still together.

* 3,679 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,121 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot with the help of a co-worker of hers.

* I have now lived 842 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going.

* I have 4,221 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 828 days away.

* 252 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. He must be back from his vacation as I have seen him in the back yard this weekend.

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

* There are 212 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 187 more days.

* There are 110 days to go until Michelle and I set sail once again to the Caribbean. Hopefully this can still happen as it is already paid for.

* There are 63 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 51 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert.

* There are only 26 days until the start Summer 2020!!!!!

* I have written 6,032 blogs in the now 15 1/2 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 working from home still, it may be a while as things are progressing slowly.

* I see Val went to Dad and Jean's Grave-site and put some flowers down in the planters. We pulled the Christmas Trees out this past weekend but didn't have anything to replace them.

* Michelle has been wanting a Hummingbird Feeder, I swear she is the bird whisperer, so I went to Lowe's yesterday and picked one up for her.

* Michelle is going to the Southpoint Office again tomorrow. They are going to all be in that facility once a week.

* Corona Virus, you can still  track it here.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton this summer.. He even has his own twitter account. Although my guess is that snake is deceased.

* 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.

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

OK you working stiffs that have nice benefits and Holidays, it's Monday but you don't have to go to work today as it is a Holiday.

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to Summer, celebrated with BBQ's and family get togethers, spending time with friends and just enjoying the start of a nice warm spell.

One thing that everyone really needs to take a little time to remember, is the reason we have this day. It is a day that we take to honor those of us who were not only in the Military, but fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy today. It's a time to honor the fallen. On every Memorial Day weekend I visit my Grandfathers and Father, all of which who served in the Military and both Grandfathers fought in wars, but we were fortunate that when the war was over they got a chance to return home to their families. I go to the graveyards and put American flags on all of their graves, but that is usually done by the American Legion or the VFW.

Have a great day.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunday

Here I sit once again on a quiet Sunday Morning, Peanut the Chipmonk chaser is no where to be found so I am once again flying solo this morning. The TV is one, but like usual it's just for noise and I have no idea what is playing.

Every Memorial Day weekend I take a road trip to visit the Graveyards of my Grandfathers and Father to place flags upon their graves. All three men served and my Grandfathers served in four different conflicts. Grandpa Hall in WWI or the Great War as it was known at the time and Grandpa Newbraugh in WWII, Korea and Vietnam according to his grave marker. It's something that I have done for a number of years, this year was no exception to that and we did it yesterday to get it over with.

Today we are firing up the smoker for the first time in 2020, we have a nice rack of ribs that we are going to place a nice rub on and then throw it in our smoker for about 6 hours or so. It's our favorite way to cook, although we don't do it nearly enough. It adds a flavor to nice woodsy flavor and everything is always just so tender. We'll throw that on after we get back from doing our grocery shopping this morning.

Have yourselves a great day, make it special.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit once again on a quiet Saturday Morning, my co-author is somewhere sleeping and I am once again flying solo this morning. Not sure what is on the boob tube, but something is playing in the background.

I'm hoping the weather plays nice today and we can fire up the mower and mow grass. With all of this rain we have gotten in the past week or so it has grown pretty quickly and needs attacked and chopped down once again. We are up to the task of the weather cooperates and it drys up a little bit.

Make sure that you wish George McClain a Happy Birthday today. His and Pam's are so close they usually celebrate together, but I'm not sure they are going to go out and do anything for a while with the Corona Virus still hanging around.

Speaking of the Virus, things are starting to open up around here after two months of being closed, but I have a feeling many are still going to be hesitant after being quarantined for two months. The good news is my face masks that I ordered in March, should be arriving by Wednesday, two months after I ordered them.

Have a great day, enjoy your Holiday weekend.

Friday, May 22, 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.

And just like that it is Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to the Summer Season. A time of the year when it is usually pretty warm and dry and everyone is having picnics or cookouts.

It's traditionally a big sporting weekend and one where families gather to celebrate. This year because of the Corona Virus, everything is different.

I know Michelle and I are planning on breaking out the smoker one day this weekend, I got a nice rack of ribs yesterday that we are going to smoke. Other than that that is probably going to be the highlight of our holiday weekend.

Have a great day and make it a memorable weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Happy Birthday's Pam and George McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Sister Pam and an early Birthday to my Brother in Law George and wish them both a very Happy Birthday today.

Pam is a sister than any brother would be very proud to have. She is the most genuine of the genuine and it is an honor to call her my Baby Sister. She would do anything for anyone and is one of the most innocent souls anyone would ever want to meet.

George is the Brother in Law who was always there to help when I needed help, especially when it came to the piece of junk cars I used to drive...lol

I'm not sure what Pam and  George have planned for their Birthday's  but rest assured it will be celebrated at home due to the Corona Virus.

If you happen to see or talk to Pam today or George Thursday, take a little bit of time out of your busy day and wish this special lady or this fine young gentleman a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Pam and George a little early.

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 was a pretty east one for me, since I am contractually obligated to either give my weekend co-author a little bit of love, or she is going to want to renegotiate her compensation and want more Catnip flavored Cat Treats. She is very picky about what kind of treats she gets and her contract is very specific.

Michelle grabbed this pic a couple of days ago and put it up on Facebook in 3D and I just had to make it my flashback picture for the day.

Have yourselves a great day, make someone around you smile.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday

Here we are in the middle of that thing we refer to as the work week, or at least for all of you who go out and are working on a daily basis. I'm here still sticking in Resumes and hoping for something to break in the very near future, just for my own peace of mind.

Michelle will be traveling to Southpoint in Canonsburg today to work in that office, they are all getting together in office for a day to go over a few things. It'll be her first full day in an office since March 31 when they closed the Fairmont office down and the Corona Virus pretty much shut everything down.

Me I'm probably going to run a few errands today as Michelle is away, not much other than that other than watching the job market and hoping something opens up pretty soon as I need a good challenge. Something to work my brain and make it feel productive in some way or another. I'm feeling rather blah and a lot of that is from me lacking any kind of challenge where I am actually in control of the outcome in one way or another. The job search is one, but all I can do is put as many resumes and feelers out there as I can and hope I have the right resume, at the right time in the right hands. The inspiration is there, the perspiration is there, now I just need an intersection with opportunity. When you feel like you are at your wits end, you just have to keep plugging away.

Something tells me all the rain we had yesterday has a lot to do with how I am feeling as I am writing this. I'm always smiling when there is sunshine and it's warm.

Have a great day, go out and change the world.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is done, how about a Tuesday's tidbits!!!

* It has been 20,621 days since I was born, all those years ago. Ironically there are a few jobs that I am looking at at my place of birth.

* It has been 5,847 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography.

* 4,448 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. She was nervous as it was her first date since her Husband Rich had passed away.

* 3,672 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,114 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot with the help of a co-worker of hers.

* I have now lived 835 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going.

* I have 4,228 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 835 days away.

* 259 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. I still haven't seen my furry little buddy in a couple of weeks, he must be on vacation.

* 244 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, recapping my year.

* There are 219 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 194 more days.

* There are 117 days to go until Michelle and I set sail once again to the Caribbean. Hopefully the events of the past week don't rain on this parade.

* There are 70 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 58 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert.

* There are only 33 days until the start Summer 2020!!!!!

* I have written 6,026 blogs in the now 15 1/2 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 working from home still, it may be a while as things are progressing slowly.

* I think I either talked to or called pretty much everyone in my family over the weekend with the exception of a couple Nephews.

* Things should start to reopen slowly today in West Virginia, restaurants are now allowed to have out door dining and some other businesses are starting to re-open.

* Corona Virus, you can still  track it here.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton this summer.. He even has his own twitter account. Although my guess is that snake is deceased.

* 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.

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday

Alright you working people, it is time to take your collective noses and stick them back onto that Grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what you do for a living. Me, I'll be spending my day adding to the stack of resumes that I have already submitted, it's kind of my Monday thing to do as of late.

Plans for the week, I know Michelle is going to work out of their Southpoint office one day this week. She'll travel up to Canonsburg as a few others will be in that office that day as well. They currently have 4 offices, Charleston, Clarksburg which is under construction, they have space here in Morgantown to use as needed and the Canonsburg office. I know she's looking forward to getting out of the house for a day and interacting with her co-workers face to face rather on some Zoom Meeting call that they do multiple times a day.

I need to get my drone out some time in the near future. I'm wanting to fly the venue where Hayley is getting married next year with some aerial footage of the facility. I'm going to need to work on my drone pilot skills considering how long it has been since I've even flown a drone.

Have yourselves one heck of a nice day, make it memorable.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday Morning Rambling

Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, my co-author is no where to be found and I'm here collecting my thoughts for the day. The TV is on in the background as it always seems to be and it's playing the Hot Chick with Rob Schneider.

I have some sort of Softball news this morning. Michelle and did a little running around yesterday morning. First to Rural King and then to Lowes. At Lowes we ran into a former Softball team mate in Paul Gunter and his wife Laura. We talked to them a few minutes then ran into the store and shopped and then ran into a current Softball team mate in Scott Bartlett and his wife Misty who was also shopping.

Also on the softball front I learned some bad news over night, our former sponsor from Judies Lounge years ago, Judie Gillespie (Konchesky) had passed away. She was 75 years old and was arguably the best Softball sponsor that we ever had. Rest in peace Judie.

Our agenda for the day will be our grocery shopping, then probably home for the rest of the day. I did start watching another past season of Survivor last night (season 25) and was kind of shocked to learn that that season had two former celebrities that no one recognized. Lisa Whelchel who played Blair on the Facts of Life and Former National League MVP and multiple time All-Star Jeff Kent. Reading a review of the season, Whelchel was one of the finalists at the final tribal council but was a runner up and not the winner. Interesting season to say the least.

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here Peanut and I sit on a quiet Saturday Morning, both of us are just getting up and almost ready to start our day. The TV is on, but I couldn't tell you what was on it.

Today is May 16th and is significant to me for a couple of reasons, one happy and one sad.

The sad one came on this day in 1977, 43 years ago today Grandpa Hall had passed away. It was the first time in my life I could recall losing someone, much less the man whose home I had grown up in and lived to that point.

On the Happy note, on this day in 2004 I Graduated from West Virginia University. The Commencement was at the Coliseum and the University's featured speaker that day was Morgantown native and actor David Selby.

So what is on our agenda for this particular Saturday? A trip to Rural King so we can get some more wild bird food to put out for the birds. I swear I have seen more species of birds here over the last couple of years than I have ever seen anywhere. No Penguins yet though..lol

Have yourselves a great day.

Friday, May 15, 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.

Another Corona Virus week of staying at home has come and gone, but for those of you essential workers who are still working, it's the end of yet another week of working and time to kick back and relax, you deserve it.

So what is going on with me? I think things are starting to open up a little on the job market, usually when a GIS Developer Job opens up, I'm not a Developer, I get all kinds of Head hunters contacting me. It gets to the point where it can almost be a little bit annoying. I was contacted about a 6 month job in San Francisco by 7 different head hunters on Tuesday alone believe it or not. Not that I would move to San Fran for 6 months or that I'm even a developer, but it's good to see the market in my profession is starting to open up. Maybe things will be getting back to normal in the near future. How is it going in my search, it's going OK. I would say this has been my best week since this all started. We'll just have to wait and see if everything pans out, but I am much more encouraged after this week however.

Plans for the weekend? Nothing too major, I did my Sam's Club shopping for the week yesterday, so I just need to run to the Laundromat this morning to dry some clothes, other than that it's a pretty open day. My productive days are usually Monday and Tuesday, Monday's I spend submitting Resumes and researching, Tuesday's is when I have been doing financials and yard work, and the rest of the week has been pretty open.

Have yourselves one heck of a day, make it memorable for you and those around you.