Friday, July 19, 2024

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.

Looking for a little bit of cheap, and by cheap I do mean free entertainment. Well tonight at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater Post Modern Jukebox will be performing. They are a vegas act of a number of talented musicians that play other peoples music, but put their own spin on it as if it were done in another era. I've watched their videos for years on Youtube and I've been a fan for a number of years. 

However not to be leaning anyone anywhere else, Kynlea's Birthday Party will be held tonight at Ralph and Amy's. Her Birthday was last week, but Kynlea took it upon herself to organize her own birthday party and is doing it the way she wants to do it, family included. 

Have yourselves a great day and let's get this party started. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, July 18, 2024

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 lot of fun.

This weeks pic was a little bit of a joke that I put up on Facebook a few years ago. It was the first day of school for the local kids and everyone was posting first-day-of-school pictures, so I did a little twist and put a picture of me getting ready to go to work. It got a pretty good response on Facebook. 

That monstrosity of a building you see in the background is now gone. That was Mancave version 1.0. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and in our rearview mirrors, you know what that means. Time for a Tidbits. 

* It has been 22,118 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,371 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. Smartest move I ever made career-wise. 

* 5,958 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 5,169 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it was still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,207 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, married by a chiropractor and feasted on food Jeanie made. 

* I have now lived 2,344 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 1002 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 861 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,743 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 only 247 days to go until Spring 2025, my favorite season of the year.  

* 201 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhog Day. He and French Creek Freddie agreed on their predictions this year,  now let's just wait to see if they come true.  

* 176 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Hopefully, I can put some better content together this year. 

* There are 162 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 146 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 195 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bonds of matrimony. 

* There are 64 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 55 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 20 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

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

* I have written 7,617 blogs in the now over 19 3/4 years of being a blogger. Wow, am I really coming up on 20 years as 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. 

* We are loving both the Blackstone Grille and the Power washer that we have recently purchased. Michelle shampooed the Garage on

* Still playing Monopoly Go. I'm still in 6th place among friends and family. I'm trying to catch up. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This weeks TikToc President Camacho (from the movie Idiocracy) makes a modern day appearance. 

* Have a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, July 15, 2024


All good things must come to an end, but this is an exciting day to end the weekend on. Now we have to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone known as life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living to make this a better rock to live on.

I actually had a slow but then very productive week last week at work. We got bombarded with work rather than sitting around twittling our thumbs, which does make the the day go so much faster. Same thing this week coming up, we should be bombarded with work ahead of us. 

This is going to be a strange week for us schedule wise, Friday evening we'll be breaking our regular routine and heading up to Amy's for Kynlea's birthday party rather than going and doing our typical Sam's shopping on a Friday Night. 

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, July 14, 2024

I Was Wrong, Today is 1,000 Days

Here I sit in a semi-quiet household. I say Semi-Quiet because Kiwi keeps laughing that I messed my count up and it's actually today that is the 1,000th Day of Michelle's recovery. He says to me Dad, you screwed up Mom's schedule. You should know better and I could do nothing but agree with my little aviary friend. 

So TODAY is Michelle's 1,000th day of being clean and sober. If you happen to see my wonderful wife today, make sure you take a few minutes out and congratulate her on such an accomplishment. She really is an amazing woman. 

So how did yesterday go? Started out ith our Aldi shopping and then we came home and I cut grass, even though it has been two weeks with the lack of rain it did not seem too bad, I honestly could have let it go another week, but it's cut now. As I was doing that, Michelle pulled everything out of Mancave 2.0 (the garage) and basically shampooed the garage. When we bought our powerwasher we upgraded and bought one with a surface cleaner and let me tell you that thing is amazing. We cleaned the front porch last weekend and it looks amazing. Michelle scrubbed the garage floor yesterday using it, so she was shampooing the garage. So we had a pretty busy and productive day yesterday around the house. 

I did take a little time out yesterday to go and visit Ed Cummings. He's been at Encompass for the past couple of weeks. I told him I would stop by nd see him again next weekend, regardless of whether he is there or a long-term rehab facility. He was remembering a lot of things about our youth without issue. He's on the road to recovery, he'll get there. 

Have yourselves a great day, make some memories. 

Saturday, July 13, 2024

1,000 Days

If you happen to see my wonderful wife today, take a little bit of time out and congratulate her on a remarkable accomplishment. 

It was 1,000 days ago today that she realized that the alcohol demon was getting the best of her and she knew she needed to stop and take control of her life once again. It was 1,000 days ago today that she started that remarkable journey. 

It was a hospital stay, a trip to rehab, Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings and a whole lot of determination with love and support of everyone, and here was are with the Michelle that I fell in love with and not the one who was the most functional alcoholic that one could imagine. 

I'm very proud of her and am so happy she decided to right the path, and return to being the one that everyone loves. 

Give it up for this amazing woman.