Friday, December 01, 2023

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 again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday!

Today is a day to celebrate, one that we need to throw a party for. It is my official last day of Jury Duty (If I have to go). Michelle has to serve a few more weeks, but I have gotten lucky and because I had to move last months assignment up a month for training on my job, I only had to serve two weeks this term and this is the end of my second week. 

No plans for the weekend that I know of. Michelle is starting to gear up and prepare to bake Christmas Cookies. She's thinking about taking an extended weekend to do her baking. My favorites are the Butterscotch Cookies that she makes. She had an idea of getting together with other people who bake cookies and do a cookie exchange. Her and her sisters did it one year and it worked out well, they all worked together baking and trying each others recipes. 

Now that we are in the month of December, I guess I should start setting up for my end of the year Blog. At least set up my formatting and get everything ready so I can take time and go through the year and pick out my points that I would like to highlight. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho?

Thursday, November 30, 2023

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 weeks pic is from last week (I do that a lot) at Thanksgiving Dinner. I grabbed this picture of Michelle and her Seesters and Mom. This was taken after they had spent the day preparing a feast that allowed us to fill our bellies. It was a special day all around. 

I need to do more photography and take more pictures. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho?

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Both Michelle and I are still serving on Jury duty. how about that for a reason to do a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,880 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. I do have to say I am starting to feel my age or older than 21.  

* It has been 7,140 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,728 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, the pizza hut is gone, the movie was 10,000 BC. What a horrible pick I made for a movie. 

* 4,931 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. Second best decision I ever made. 

* It was 4,476 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, we poured sand into a vase and said our I do's and we were hitched. 

* I have now lived 2,112 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 771 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,266 days, I've now outlived him by 637 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! Sunday would have been his 61st Birthday. 

* I have 2,960 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* There are 370 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 291 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 278 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 251 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* Making it's debut on this weeks countdown, in 186 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 113 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. 

* 81 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhogs Day, that's when he tells us we will have an early spring. 

* 32 more days to go until my Goodbye 2023 Blog is posted, I'm just now getting started on content for that one. 

* There are 27 more shopping days left until Christmas 2023. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) a number of days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,381 blogs in the now 18 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* It's been about 4 months since the last time I had a soda or really anything carbonated. We actually threw all the carbonated soda that we had here away this past weekend. I would imagine it would taste horrible if I did drink it. 

* Tomorrow's Blog is going to have a guest show up. Fat Gus is going to make an appearance, I am excited. 

* Still playing Monopoly Go. I think among my friends and family I'm still in 11th place. Kim and Terri and #1 and #2 respectively. Michelle has passed up Randy to take over 3rd place among our group. 

* Mountaineers are waiting to see who and when we play in our bowl game. We should know by this time next week. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is this week's Tic Tok,, I am a bird guy and love Birds. Especially those with big personalities. 

* Have a great day 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, November 27, 2023


Well, all good things must come to an end, and that includes the nice and relaxing 4 day weekend that I just had. Now it is time to take our collective noses and stick them back onto the grindstone of life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living to make this a better rock to live on. 

No Jury duty for me or Michelle today, but we will have to call in this evening to see if we were called for tomorrow. This is how I like to fulfill my obligation, not needed. 

The WVU Football Team finished up their regular season Saturday night. They were blowing Baylor out, then Baylor started to dominate before the Mountaineers took charge and won the game with a late touchdown. They finish the regular season 8-4 and will now wait to see what bowl we will be invited to. 

Michelle would have went to see her Mom this evening, but someone at the facility I guess tested positive for COVID. Suzanne tested negative but she is in the same facility. So to play it safe Michelle is going to miss this weeks visit. 

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household, I'm up explaining to Kiwi about the Hall Rule where you can have a variable on the number of days in a year to achieve the desired age. He looks at me and thinks you humans are stupid. 

Michelle and I will be out the door doing our grocery shopping this morning like we do every Sunday. It is part of our normal routine and something that we actually enjoy doing together. Planning out the week's menu and then going to prepare for it. This week will consist of quick meals as we are both potentially scheduled for Jury Duty this week. We don't have to report tomorrow, but we have to call in Monday Night to see if we have to report on Tuesday. I just have this week to fulfill my duty Michelle has to keep calling in until the end of the year. 

After shopping there will be the household chores before we return to work tomorrow. I have had a nice relaxing four-day weekend and I have to say it was nice and enjoyable. A much-needed break to say the least. 

Have yourselves a great day today, enjoy some time with family and watched the Steelers take on the Bangals at 1:00. 

Happy Anniversary of your 21st Birthday Valarie Wolfe

I would like to take this opportunity to help my niece Valarie Wolfe celebrate the 19th anniversary of her 21st Birthday today. 

Much like me we have both decided that we are not getting any older, and instead, we celebrate anniversaries of Birthdays. Now I use the 1,000-day calendar, Val uses a 675-day Calender to achieve her desired birthday. It's the Hall Rule, that makes the number of days in a year a variable based on how many days need to be in it to not exceed 21 years of age. 

Val is a very inspiring young lady, she is battling a crippling disease head-on and doing it with a smile. She is always one to volunteer and lend a helping hand when needed or just being someone to talk to. I would not trade her for the world. 

I'm not sure if Aaron or any of the kids have anything planned for the day, unless it was last night, but you know it will be special and memorable. 

If you see this amazing young woman today, make sure that you wish her a very Happy Birthday. 

Happy Birthday Val. 

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household, Kiwi and I are up discussing his latest invention he wants to produce and sell, az combination Metric Crescent Wrench / Solar Powered Flashlight / Cheese Knife. He says there are no products on the market that address all three of these uses and he wants to hurry up and push it out to make a $ Billion by next Friday. I wish him luck. 

I hope everyone had plenty to eat for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We did our thing at the Cassville Firehall on Thursday and I think Jim counted 58 or 59 people who showed up to enjoy the feast and socialize. I was very thankful that my Mom, my sister Kim and my niece Brittany all showed up to spend the afternoon with us. It made it a special day for me and one that I will never forget. Brittany brought a lawn ornament for the Auction and Michelle and I teamed up against her Sister Danielle and Roy to escalate the price of the item. We pretty much do this every auction and it started with Roy and I and now Michelle and Danielle joining in. The money always goes to a good cause and this was to cover the expense of the Firehall and some of the other things such as paper products and bulk food for the year and for the year and the excess goes to the next years event. We covered the expenses and then some. 

I was off yesterday so I managed to get a number of things done. Dried Laundry and did our weekly Sam's Club trip. I did buy myself a new chair for work. I've been sitting on a wooden kitchen chair and it was just time for an upgrade. I don't know why but I was walking through the isles and said I would like to have that, before I left I did have it in my buggy. Score!!!!

I think my niece Amy got Kaiden and Kynlea an early Christmas Present (I think) and a new family member. His name is Hank and he got to go Christmas Shopping with her and the kids yesterday Morning. 

WVU is at Batkir this evening in the final game of the regular season. The game starts at 7:00 this evening. The game will be broadcast on FS1 and will hopefully be a good one. 

I have managed to make it through 55% of my Jury Duty assignment without getting called in. No Jury Trials last week and there are none on Monday. My last 4 days of Jury Duty may tell a different tale, but by Friday I will be done with my duty. Michelle has a few more weeks to fulfill her obligation, but I will be done. 

If you want to get a little bit of local merchant shopping done, Mylan Park is your place to be with the shop till you drop event that is going on today. It's free to attend and there are going to be about 150 local merchants there selling their wares. 

I hope everyone has a great day today, I'm not sure Michelle and I have any plans for the day.