Thursday, January 26, 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. 

Today I will steal a picture from this past weekend, today is Ralphies 40th Birthday and we celebrated it will him this past Saturday. 

Amy grabbed this picture in front of his banner that they had made plus they did the big rainbow for him as well. 

If you see Ralph today, make sure that you wish him a very happy Birthday. he is a good man who takes care of his family and he deserves well wishes. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed, no other reason that makes it a great reason to do a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,572 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calender. I do have to say I start to feel my age of older than 21.  

* It has been 6,832 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. 18+ years ago and still doing GIS and enjoying every minute of it. 

* 5,420 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, the pizza hut is gone, the movie was 10,000 BC and it sucked to high heaven. Heck, even our Pizza Hut is gone. 

* 4,639 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. 

* It was 4,182 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. How many people keep track of hoa many days they have been married 11+ years later? 

* I have now lived 1,804 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,266 days, I've now outlived him by 327 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! To my younger siblings, bow down to my age seniority. =)

* I have 3,355 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. 

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

* There are 335 more shopping days left until Christmas 2023. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready. =)

* There are 311 days until I hit the age of 60. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 234 more days until the Pitt Panthers bring their butts to Morgantown so we can extract some revenge on our game this year. Payback Kitties. I think we are ready to roll now. 

* There are 224 more days to go until the Mountaineers travel to Happy Valley and get another shot at an old time Rival, Penn State

* There are 192 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Twelfth Wedding Anniversary together. Moke and Ang celebrated theirs yesterday. 

* There are 62 days until my favorite season, Spring of 2023. Have I ever mentioned that I hate snow? 

* 15 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, hopefully Phil does me a solid this year.

* I have written 7,056 blogs in the now 18 1/4 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. 

* No Drone flights this weekend, I'm seriously a slacker. 

* It's back to work after a nice weekend, I will once again be working this Saturday. 

* Still working 12-hour shifts for Duquense Light this week. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is  I saw this old clip of an interview with the Little Rascals years after it completed. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho 

Monday, January 23, 2023


All good things must come to an and, yep even those short weekends of only one day. Now it is time for us to take our collective noses and stick them back onto the grindstone and let's make this a better rock to live on. 

I'm excited as it will be a Monday-Friday Week for me this week. I actually get a normal weekend this weekend and I'm happy about that, tickled pink you could say. 

This should be an uneventful week, Ralph's Birthday is Thursday but we all celebrated it on Saturday with a big surprise party for him. It was a nice turn out and a pleasant evening. Ralph's Mom and Amy went all out to pull this thing off and they did a great job, Ralph is a pretty lucky guy. 

I did finally get to meet Brittany's Boyfriend Matt Saturday evening, very pleasant young man and she looks very happy, which is all that really matters. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, January 22, 2023


Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, I actually get to enjoy a day off after working yesterday. Kiwi and I are up discussing our favorite card games. Mine happens to be Texas Hold Em and Kiwi likes to play Go Fish. 

We surprised Ralphie yesterday, Amy has had a surprise birthday party set up for some time and she kind of surprised him yesterday. She told him that they were going to the Mountain Jamboree to play Rook, but we were all there for a surprise Birthday Party to surprise him. She sent him off to pick up some Pizzas and he really had no clue. 

Shopping this morning and then relaxing after our chores. I would imagine that there is a nap that will be taken today, and possibly a little watching of some NFL Playoffs. The Steelers aren't in it so I won't be paying to close of attention, but I'll be paying attention. 

Have yourselves a great day, make it special. 

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a semi-0quiet household, Kiwi and I are up discussing everything under the Sun. I asked him about his quest on Twitter is going for him getting his Trillion Followers. He said he is slowly progressing in followers, he's up to 4 now and half of them live in this household. He's still optimistic though. 

I am working today because Monday was a Duquense Light Holiday and I was not permitted to work and the fact that I am just a contractor if I want to be paid for that day that involves me working today. It should be typical work weeks from here on out for me with this project, so I can go back to having my weekends off. I don;t mind the long weekends or holidays, but I end up paying for it down the stretch and this is the stretch. I don't mind too much, just means Michelle will be the one running to Millers to dry clothes. 

No other plans so far today. Oh, if you want to order some Girl Scout Cookies, Ryleigh is selling them and setting a goal of 200 boxes to sell. So if you want to order some, help out a little girl and enjoy some good cookies. They will be donating to WVU Medicine Children's Hospital so it is going to be a very good cause.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, January 20, 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.

That is good news for everyone, except I am working tomorrow to make up for the Holiday on Monday or at least make up some of the hours that were missed. I don't mind, and I'm sure Kiwi doesn't either as he will have me up and at em anyways. Michelle will once again help me out by going to the Laundromat and drying the clothes. She got a break last weekend as I was off and did it, but roads were treacherous and there were cars in the ditch on both sides of my driveway, so I couldn't;t get out at the normal time I go. 

I would like to take this time also to wish my Sister In Law Danni a very Happy Birthday. I'm not sure if Roy has anything planned for her, I wouldn't be surprised if he treated her to something nice. I'm happy that her and Roy have moved to Morgantown. 

No other plans this evening however other than our typical shopping and out to dinner. I did see that Kome had their official opening yesterday, so that may just be our attempted dinner destination this evening. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho