Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is once again behind us, I'm in the Eastern Panhandle this week so I thought that would be a good excuse to make this a tidbits. 

* It has been 20,990 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new and improved 991 day Calender. I prefer my calendar as it is the best calendar and it is variable. 

* It has been 6,221 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have a minor in Communications and a Minor in History. WVU had a commencement yesterday and the students are all gone. Yipee

* 4,808 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC movie that was horrible. 

* 4,037 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. It was no surprise, she knew it was coming. 

* It was 3,559 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, then we feasted like Kings and Queens. 

* I have now lived 1,199 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 3,921 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 480 days away. 

* There are 274 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. The Concert was supposed to be this August (actually it was supposed to be in March of last year) and they have moved it until the middle of February next year. So basically I bought tickets for a concert in 2022 in 2019. 

* 260 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, he has ended his winter vacation and can once again be seen in the back yard eating the Corn Michelle puts out. He and his wife live under the old bridge in the backyard. 

* 227 more days to go until my Goodbye 2021 Blog is posted, I'm hoping for a big year this year. 

* There are 220 more shopping days left until Christmas 2021. You still have plenty of time. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 197 more days. 

* There are 79 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 33 days until the start of  Summer 2021. My second favorite season of the year. I'm currently enjoying my favorite season. I'm ready for some nicer weather I do know that. 

* I have written 6,404 blogs in the now 16 1/2+ years since I started blogging. 

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

* WVU Commencement is over, no more traffic for a few months. 

* We are only about one week from the High School Graduations here in Mon County. 

* It's going to be a pretty uneventful week for Michelle. We're just a few weeks away from Hayley's Wedding though. 

* I ordered my clothes that I will be wearing to Hayley's wedding, they wanted me to wear gray khakis and a white shirt as I will be giving her away for the wedding. Me and her Dad will have the honor. 

* Keep a watch on Mon County's COVID numbers, let's see if my sister Kim's theory stands true.

* Corona Virus, you can still track it as it is now starting to pick up steam and the numbers are increasing. 

* We're actually Green for COVID for Monongalia County, although most of the rest of the state is red you can track the state stats HERE. We're still Orange on the Harvard map though. 

* I'm STILL converting some old VHS tapes to Digital Format for Trish, but she wanted me to do another tapoe this weekend and my VHS has a pin stuck in it from one of the connectors. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, May 17, 2021

Another Week Starting

Here I go once again on this bright Monday Morning, I'm once again hitting the road and attempting to put my nose on the grindstone for another fun-filled and challenging week of doing what it is I do for a living. 

Today I head in a different direction, I have been working in the Northern Panhandle since February with the exception of a week I worked in Charleston. Today I head to Romney WV and work the other Panhandle. Now it is time to start addressing the Eastern Panhandle as I travel East this morning. New segments, new people and new challenges await me as I travel to a series of places that I am not all that familiar with. 

I do have to say I can't ever recall ever being in Romney, so this will be my first trip to the area. I'll be staying at a hotel that was recommended by a co-worker, the Koolwink which seems to have some really nice reviews from everywhere. Considering I will be down there for a number of weeks, I'm just hoping it has everything I need for my stay. I've stayed so many weeks in Weirton that I may actually start to miss it a little as I was learning a lot about the place. Oh well, new places, new adventures and new challenges. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday Morning

Here Peanut and I sit in the early AM of a quiet Sunday morning. We're having an in-depth conversation that was started years ago by Archie Bunker, do you put on a sock and a sock and a shoe and a shoe or do you do as thee meathead did and put on a sock and a shoe and a sock and a shoe. I'm the sock and sock kind of person, Peanut insists that it's a sock and a shoe, but what does she know she's a cat and doesn't wear shoes. 

It was 45 years ago today that I lost the first influential person in my life. Ellis John Hall left this world on this day in 1977, someone who still to this day is very influential in my life, someone I had only really known for the first 13 years of my life was gone. 27 years after that fateful night, or 17 years ago today depending on which was you are counting, I graduated from West Virginia University. 

Today here in Morgantown, there is another commencement. today at the Football Stadium instead of the Coliseum. So today we say goodbye to many residents who have made Morgantown their home over the past few years, don't worry they will be replaced by a new bunch this fall. I'm just excited that traffic is finally going to die down until August. 

May 16th is a day I will always remember. Have yourselves a great day and make it a good one. 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, Peanut is nowhere to be found as she got herself into a little bit of trouble yesterday catching a blue jay and bringing it into the house. The good news the blue jay flew out the door and survived.

Well after nearly 5 years since I bought my iPhone 7 Plus, it did what Michelle's did a few months ago and started to crap the bed. It had next to no battery life one day when I was working last week and I had to run to Uniontown yesterday morning and by the time I got home the battery was at 1%. It was just time to upgrade my phone. What did I get, I got an iPhone 11 (the 12 is the newest) so it's like a 3 model upgrade for me as to the new phone but not the newest phone. It was time and I am happy with it so far. 

My work in Weirton is done, they may send that huge segment to another field interviewer, but I have all of the lines opened and many of the interviews completed. It has been fun, but now it is off to new areas and new challenges. What's up next for me? I'm going to work Romney WV. Morgantown opened up, but it's all where students live and they are all gone, so maybe I'll working that segment the week leading up to and the week after Hayley's wedding. 

What's on our agenda for the day? Maybe cut the grass, I have some segment materials to set up for next week but other than that we're probably just going to relax. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, May 14, 2021

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes, it is once again that time of the week that we all look forward to when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

Anyone recognize yesterday's birthday boy from the photo? Yep, that's my Dad and I had it in an album where I had yesterday's picture, so I thought I would use it today. 

I'm back once again from being on the road, now it's time to do the stuff I do around the house for the next few days before I head out again to my next destination. 

Hayley's Maid of Honor Bethany is having a virtual baby shower today for her upcoming little one. Michelle made them a batch of Spicy Sausage Rigatoni last Friday and I told her if that caused her to have the baby she had to name it Rigatoni, but no such luck. 

WVU is having their Commencement this weekend, which means there will be even less traffic around town come Monday as there was last Monday when most of the students left after Finals. Woo Hoo they will soon be all gone!

Have yourselves a great day. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Photo Flashback Thursday



Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look at some of the 30,000+ photos that I have stored on my computer. Little lost moments in time that I either captured with a lens, scanned, or just stole from someplace on the internet. I like to find just one and post it up and recall or relive the picture to the best of my ability. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it has always been a whole lot of fun.

This week's flashback is a little bit special, today would have been my Dad's 76th Birthday. My dad also gave me my love of capturing little moments in time to be shared sometime down the road as witnessed by him playing with his VHS camera that captured so many memories of the family through the years. You can see some of that footage below taken from this very camera.

He left us in 1999, but he left a legacy of memories and stories to be told. Good thing we were able to capture some of those memories with that camera he is holding. 

Happy Birthday, Dad. 

Hi ho hi ho