Friday, April 10, 2020

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword 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....or something like that.

Those of us who aren't working, it's just another day on the calendar. I'm suffering from Cabin Fever and need to get out and about a little bit sometime today. I appreciate the free time, especially from someone who has had a busy schedule for some time, but I'm ready to find a new job and get back to work.

I came to a realization yesterday, this might actually be the time that I actually leave Morgantown and West Virginia. I'm eyeing up a couple of directions. One is the Pittsburgh area, wouldn't be so bad, and I would still be close to home. The other is heading East to Washington, DC. Let's face it, in my line of work Government Contracts are the most lucrative areas where money can be made and I have a skill set that is in great demand in the DC area. This might just be where I end up, this time it more than any other before it may be a reality. I think I'm ready to get out of Morgantown if the right opportunity presents itself.

Whats on my agenda for this weekend? Same as everyone else....boredom and binge watching

Have yourselves a great day.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

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+ images that I have either captured with a Camera, Scanned or just simply stolen off the internet. Little lost moments in time that I post up and relive tight here for everyone while I try to recall the moments around that image. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that image and sometimes it's a challenge, although one thing it always is is a whole lot of fun for me.

This weeks pic is a rare one, it was taken when I was a smoker, has a mustache and some hair, and was actually pretty much as drunk as a skunk. This all happened one New Years Eve at Nick and Terri's years ago. I'm guessing early to mid 1990's time range.

I was quite fond of a liquor called Aftershock (see sitting on the table) and Gary and I had decided to reach a state of intoxication together. I was a little more fortunate than him, as I seem to recall him passing out drunk on the front porch. Fortunately they no longer produce aftershock, so neither one of us will ever be repeating that drunken night anytime soon.

Have yourselves a great day, combat the boredom and call someone.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Midweek Boredom

Well that is two boring days down, I've put in a dozen or so resumes in the past week, but it's all just a waiting game for me right now. I think I have a couple leads, but with the Corona Virus it's all nothing time a sit back and wait time until everything gets back to normal.

So what does one do with being stuck at home and being bored to death? I used to love to watch the series Survivor, and we now have Hulu, so I have decided to start watching a season of Survivor and binge watch as much of it as I can.

What season did I choose? I started with season 16 for some reason and started from there. It's a good way to pass the time away other than taking naps and eating all day every day. I used to write my blog in it's infancy based on the show, but I haven't seen it in well over ten years so it was like hooking up with an old friend.

Have yourselves a great day, one day at a time we will all get through this together. Stay strong, wash your hands and social distance.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Tuesday's Tidbits

* This is the I'm getting cabin fever and I'm bored version of Tuesday's Tidbits.

* It has been 20,579 days since I first set forth on this earth and made my presence known to all.

* It has been 5,805 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography.

* 4,406 days ago Michelle and I went out to see a movie and have some pizza. It was the start of a long relationship that continues to this day.

* 3,630 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard.

* It was 4,072 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I tied the knot with the help of a co-worker of hers.

* I have now lived 793 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going.

* I have 4,270 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 877 days away.

* 301 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. I haven't seen my furry little buddy in a couple of weeks.

* 268 more days to go until my Goodbye 2020 Blog is posted, recapping my year.

* There are 261 more shopping days left until Christmas 2020.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 238 more days.

* There are 159 days to go until Michelle and I set sail once again to the Caribbean. Hopefully the events of the past week don't rain on this parade.

* There are 112 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are 100 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert.

* There are only 75 days until the start Summer 2020!!!!!

* I have written 5,982 blogs in the now 15 1/2 years since I started blogging.

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that. I do have a plan to fly Hayley's wedding venue sometime this spring for her.

* Michelle is working from home.

* BOPARC has released their softball packets for 2020, The Senior League Packet has been released. We are going to be Whitetail Crossing once again this year if the Corona Virus doesn't cancel the season.

* This Corona Virus has still pretty much shut down everything not only here in the US but around the world. We are #1 in the world in infected people now.

* Speaking of the Corona Virus, you can track it here.

* We did have our first grass cutting of the season this past weekend.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton this summer.. He even has his own twitter account.

* I'm STILL converting some old VHS tapes to Digital Format for Trish. I really need to get back on this as I am such a procrastinator.

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, April 06, 2020

Happy Birthday Terri Rehmani

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my sister Terri a very Happy Birthday today.

Since everyone is at a stay at home order, my guess is no one is meeting at Whitetail like we have in years past to help her celebrate her birthday.

Terri is an amazing person, it was her that picked me up at the lowest point in my life and dusted me off and put me on the right path despite me having the fears that I had at that time.

Not sure if Nick has anything planned this today, maybe when this whole corona virus thing is over with we can all get together and celebrate it with her.

Happy Birthday Terri.

Monday Morning

Well you working people, your weekend is over with. It's time to get up and stick your collective noses back onto the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what you do. Hopefully most of you can do it from home, but for those of you who have to go someplace, make sure you stay safe.

What's on my agenda for the day? Probably starting my unemployment claim, I didn't do it last week as I worked a couple of days which put me above the maximum claim amount, so I'm waiting until this week to start my claims.

I have put in for a number of positions in and around Morgantown, and West Virginia and even the region. I did hear back from one about a remote job from Nebraska, but they are looking for someone with some very specific experience with a database that I have never worked with. I'm sure it's all the same platform, but those were their guidelines.

Michelle will be working from home today and for a while as they are working on the Goff Building that they bought in Clarksburg and starting to bring that building back to life. I know Michelle is excited about the move there as it is a beautiful facility with all kinds of potential.

I am going to start listing again for RTI (I did it when I was between jobs last time), I've already signed all of the paperwork, it'll give me a chance to make some income as we are waiting for the project to start up again. Listing is pretty easy and can pretty much be done from the comfort of your vehicle without getting out, unlike my field work where there is face to face interactions with many people.

Have yourselves a great day, do something to make a difference to the rest of the world today no matter how big or small.


Sunday, April 05, 2020

Quiet Sunday

Here I am at an early hour on a quiet Sunday Morning, Peanut I hear running around somewhere but she's not up here giving me any input into my blog. I was up to use the restroom but am going to lay back down and that is a definite.

We (mostly Michelle on the riding mower) got the first grass cutting in for the year. I trimmed some hedges where I park my car and mowed a few places with the push mower that the riding mower couldn't get to and now the entire lawn is mowed.

There was one thing that I did not do yesterday, and that was to write all my blogs for the week. I have plenty of free time for the moment and will either publish them live or the night before like I used to do. It was really hard to tell you about the week 6 days before it happened, so maybe this will help bring a little more life into this space.

We are going to try grocery shopping this morning as we usually do. Early Sunday AM's I feel is the best way to avoid all the chaos that is occurring in the local stores. It's something we have always enjoyed doing and will continue to do so, now it's just a matter of meal planning for the week.

Have yourselves a very special Sunday.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again, the household is not so quiet as Michelle also just woke up and turned her coffee pot on, which means she is up for a while. Peanut is still no where to be found though.

Well this was an eventful week to say the least, I was let go from Amentum Tuesday due to a numbers thing with the new contract. It caught me completely by surprise but one door closes it's just opportunity for another door to open. I've got a few resumes out already, so we are looking for that other door.

Looks like I may be going back to doing blogs once a day rather than being so crunched for time that I have to write all the weekday blogs on Saturday afternoon. Maybe now I can go back to putting readable content in them rather than just regurgitating the same mindless thoughts in a sea of redundancy.

Michelle and I took a trip down to the Goff Building in Clarksburg, which is going to be her new office. They purchased the entire building and all the grounds around it including the paid parking area. It's an older historic building that they are planning on totally redoing, it does have a lot of potential and everything is in place to bring back to life a historical place in Clarksburg.

Have yourselves a great day today.