Sunday, January 23, 2022


Here I sit once again on a quiet Sunday Morning, Kiwi is still sleeping and Peanut is just being Peanut. I'm sitting here waking up and collecting my thoughts for the day. 

I managed to get out and about yesterday morning, it was basically the first time I have left the house since testing Positive for COVID last week. It hasn't hit me too hard, just some lingering things like me coughing more than normal clearing phlegm from my lungs and chest. Went to Millers yesterday morning and then WalMart and Sams later in the morning. Yes, I am definitely masked, but that is just being safe to protect anyone who may be around me. We socially distanced so that's really not a problem. 

We'll be doing our weekly grocery shopping this morning and our normal weekly chores. Last week Michelle was a real trooper and took care of all of this for me, this week I am back to being able to help. 

We do have a Winter Storm Warning in effect this morning from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM and they are expecting 2"- 4" of that dreaded white stuff that I don't care for falling from the sky. 

Have a great day and Stay warm and stay safe.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here Kiwi, Peanut, Sophie and I sit in the early AM, we're all talking about the life and works of the artist Meatloaf who just passed away yesterday. Kiwi is partying to Anything for Love, Peanut to Paradise by the Dashboard light and Sophie is content as long as those kids keep it down and let her sleep.

I'm going to try to head out to the Laundry Mat this morning. It's been about two weeks since I left the house, so I'm going to take some small steps as I'm recovering from COVID. Michelle and I are going to try to do our Sams and Walmart shopping after I get back from that. I want her with me on that in case I get too winded or go into a coughing fit. 

Other than that, the only thing on our agenda for the day is simply staying warm during this cold inclimate weather. I'm not a big fan of the snow and cold, whereas Michelle loves this time of the year. I'm a spring and Summer guy, so I'm going to send a case of some fine Walnuts up to my buddy Phil so we can make this a short winter. 

Could be a binge-worthy day after we get home. A good day to find something and watch it and relax. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, January 21, 2022

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.

Got the news yesterday that the entire state of West Virginia is ineligible for me to work this upcoming week, our numbers are still a little (or a lot) too high and they have shut down field interviewing once again for this week. I really haven't been out of the house since I tested positive last week for COVID, so we'll see how I feel this afternoon. 

No big plans for the weekend other than probably continuing to try to recover. I feel a lot better but still have a bit of a cough still, but nothing that is keeping me up at night or anything. It's the lingering portion of this is where I am now. We do have a few tests here and have a few more arriving in the next week, maybe I'll check it again in the next week or so. 

I hope everyone has a great day and the start of a great weekend. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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 goes back to 2014, Michelle and I as well as a few friends all went to see Jimmy Buffett in Pittsburgh. We had set out tailgate up and cooked. Michelle being the ever so loving Momma Hall that she is, decided to overcook (learned that from Jean) and basically invite the entire parking lot to stop by and grab a bite to eat. 

Seen here on this hot day were a couple of police officers who were working that day in the tailgates, so Michelle made sure that their bellies were full and they didn't go hungry. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * A Snowed in Monday is in a rearview, Michelle stayed home as FD Kitchens just told their employees to stay home. Good reason to do tidbits. 

* It has been 21,235 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 6,469 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. This current group is finishing up finals this week and some will be graduating on Saturday. 

* 5,053 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, the pizza hut is gone, the move was horrble, but we're still together.

* 4,275 days ago I proposed to Michelle, she was expecting it as we had already bought the engagement ring and it was sitting in the safe. 

* It was 3,818 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, seems like it was just yesterday. 

* I have now lived 1,440 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong. It really brings into the perception of just how young he was. 

* I have 3,690 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. 

* 348 more days to go until my Goodbye 2022 Blog is posted, it's been eventful. I have it started. 

* There are 342 more shopping days left until Christmas 2022.

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 317 more days. 

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 216 days away. Good thing we didn't play them this year, Pitt was actually pretty good. 

* There are 200 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eleventh Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 62 days until the start of Spring 2022. My favorite season of the year rolls around again. 

* There are 22 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. 

* 23 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. 

* I have written 6,663 blogs in the now 17 1/4 years since I started blogging. Seems like it was just yesterday that I started all of this. 

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

* Order your fee COVID test kits starting tomorrow. 

* I finalized my RTI Certification last week, this years badge is undated. 

* I'm Not sure if I have ever mentioned to anyone ever before, or if I have even said anything on this blog about it, but I Hate Snow. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, January 17, 2022


All good things must come to an end, and that includes those quarantined things called weekends. It's a Holiday for Duquense Light but they are allowing us contractors to work today which I am. Michelle is scheduled to work today, but that can all change with a text message if the roads get too bad or so her boss said yesterday. 

I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned this on my blog, but I hate snow. Not a little bit, a whole lot of hatred for this white stuff falling on the gorund. The good news is I can't go anywhere nor do I need to go anywhere and we are stocked up. 

Not working this week for RTI, basically the entire state is shut down, They'll re-run the numbers on Thursday afternoon so we'll see what happens after that. I'm still feeling under the weather a little, so we'll have to wait and see what happens. I have two segments and both of them are in Monongalia County. 

I watched a real good series on Netflix yesterday, The Queen's Gambit was a 7 part original Mini-series that I began watching and couldn't stop watching. I had watched a number of clips of it on Youtube and decided to sit down and watch it. I used to love to play chess when I was a kid and even have it installed as an app on my phone as I recently started playing again, so for me, this was a perfect series to watch. It was the perfect kind of day to binge-watch and just stay home. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho