Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Michelle has completed her first day back in an office environment, I can't think of a better way to celebrate than a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,018 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 6,249 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have a minor in Communications and a Minor in History. 

* 4,836 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC movie that was horrible. 

* 4,065 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 3,587 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 1,227 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 3,893 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 453 days away. 

* There are 246 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. 

* 230 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. 

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

* There are 192 more shopping days left until Christmas 2021. You still have plenty of time. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 169 more days. 

* There are 51 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 5 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 6,432 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. 

* Amy and Ralph finally moved into their new house late last week. They have busted their rear ends for some time and they are now officially in their new home. Congratulations.

* I'm still in Martisnbrg working, there is a Waffle House across from the hotel. 

* Hayley is loving San Diego, now the question is will they come back...lol

* I think we are either at the end of the tail end of the COVID Pandemic. It's been a rough 15 months but we are starting to see everything return to normal. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, June 14, 2021

It's a Hi ho hi ho kind of day

How long has it been since we have had a double hi ho hi ho kind of day for both Michelle and me. I'll tell you the last day we both left the house and both went to work, March 31, 2020. 440 days ago since both Michelle and I went out the door to go to our jobs on the same day. She worked from home since her previous employer shut down the Fairmont office and started to remodel a building that they bought, so this is almost like a milestone for us. 

She starts with FD Kitchen's and Bath today for about a week. She will be in this location and it looks like they will be moving into their new location in the next week or so. They acquired one of the new buildings that is beside the old Atomic Grill and are finishing up their remodel there before they move in. I know she is excited to get out of the house and back into a work environment. I'm very happy for her and I know she is excited as well. Good luck Michelle. 

Myself, I will be heading East, the far eastern panhandle to work for RTI this week. Martinsburg is on my radar and I'm kind of glad to be going someplace new for a few weeks. Looks like I will be there for three weeks as we continue to try to get as many interviews as we can before June 30th. The next quarter which traditionally starts July 1st will start in the middle of July to give them time to get the lead letters out for the next round of interviews. I'll be staying at the Comfort Inn in Martinsburg as the Holiday Inn did not offer any rooms at the Government rate, plus I will be closer to my segment. Kind of excited as my room has a 2 person whirlpool, their rates were low enough that I managed to get myself a Suite for the week. 

Have yourselves a great day

HI HO HI HO

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday

Here I once again sit in a quiet household, everyone else is sleeping and I'll let everyone sleep in this morning as most of our typical Sunday morning chores are already completed. We went grocery shopping and mowed grass and paid the bills yesterday so that we can both relax today. 

Michelle and I will be heading to Pittsburgh later this morning to drop Hayley's car off to her and Tyler. We're going to take it to Charlie Brown's in Pittsburgh today so that it is there for when they return home Thursday night. It would just be too much for Michelle or I to do it on Thursday as she will be working her new job and I'll be returning from Martinsburg from working. So we're going to take the car up today and drop it off and take our time getting home. 

Not much else planned for the day, maybe get a headstart on my weeks worth of Blogs so that everyone is entertained and get everything organized to head out to Martinsburg tomorrow. It's been a couple of weeks since I traveled for work, so it's going to be an adjustment getting back into that frame of mind. I was going to work in Romney again this week, but there is a lot of work in Martinsburg that we want to address before the end of the quarter June 30th. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a semi-quiet household, 4 cats and a green cheek conure can make a little bit of noise when the humans are asleep. I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and trying to plan the day out. 

Michelle and I will be doing our Sunday shopping today, we have to take Hayley's car to the airport tomorrow as Michelle will be working this upcoming week. We'll drop it off for her so she can pick it up when she gets home later this week. Doing that means we move some of tomorrow's chores to today including our weekly grocery shopping. 

Weather permitting we will probably be cutting grass today as well. It's not like either one of us will be available during the week anymore to cut any, so we'll knock it out. 

My travel plans were changed this upcoming week, I will not be working in Romney and will instead be spending some time in Martinsburg working. The quarter ends June 30 and we have a lot of work in that segment of the state that has not even been addressed. I've worked the Northern and Eastern Panhandle this quarter, might as well finish it in the furthest point in the panhandle. There is so much work that they are bringing in someone from Virginia to work half of it as we are now allowed to cross state lines to work. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Big Ole Hairy Friday...the return

Even with last weeks absence of the Big Ole Hairy Friday Blog,it is now 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.

This is Michelle's last weekend so to speak, she starts a new job with FD Kitchen and Bath on Monday, and I will be returning to the Eastern Panhandle, in the Romney area to work this upcoming week. I think Michelle is super excited to get out of the house and back into a work environment. She worked from home the last 8 months with her previous employer before they closed their doors for good. 

No big plans for us this weekend, other than running Hayley's car up to Charlie Brown's for when they fly back into town on Thursday. That way their car will be there and ready for them to go home. Speaking of the kids, they look like they are having a great time out on the left coast. I know she has already taken a trip to the zoo on Wednesday and they are planning on going up in a hot air balloon over San Diego. 

Have yourselves a great day, enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, June 10, 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.

You knew I would not let this photo flashback go without something from this past weekend. This p[icture was stolen I have to confess, but it was on Hayley's wedding day when her and Tyler went back down to the beach at sunset to grab a few pictures. 

This one stood out to me for some reason, I think it was one of my favorites from the entire weekend. The happy couple are still enjoying their honeymoon in San Diego.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Tuesday's Tidbits

* A very hectic Monday is now behind us, time to concentrate on a Tuesday and do little tidbits for everyone. 

* It has been 21,011 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 6,242 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have a minor in Communications and a Minor in History. 

* 4,829 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC movie that was horrible. 

* 4,058 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 3,580 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 1,220 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 3,900 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 460 days away. 

* There are 253 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. 

* 237 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. 

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

* There are 199 more shopping days left until Christmas 2021. You still have plenty of time. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 176 more days. 

* There are 58 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 12 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 6,425 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. 

* I'm working in Morgantown this week after some time off for Hayley's wedding. 

* Condolences to the Koon Family for the loss of Marianne this past weekend. Michelle and I were in Delaware when we saw the post from her son Evan delivered the heartbreaking news via Facebook. She was an absolute character and would leave anyone laughing with her sense of humor. She will be missed, the funeral is this afternoon. Michelle and I visited last night to pay our respects.  

* Hayley is loving San Diego, it's a whole different world out there and so far it has been a pleasurable experience for her.

* 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. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho