Saturday, March 25, 2023

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here Kiwi and I sit once again, we having another one of our in-depth conversations about whether Happy Days or Lavern and Shirley was the better show. Me, I favored Happy Days, Kiwi on the other hand loved Lenny and Squiggy and is a Lavern and Shirley fan. 

It looks as if it is going to be a wet weekend, so I am probably going to wait until next weekend to fire up the tractor and do a little bit of yard work. It's getting to be that time of the year and there are a few outside things I would like to get done including putting the AC back into the bedroom window before it starts to get hot. 

Other than that no real plans this weekend, especially when the weather is not really cooperating. I know we do tend to live a very boring life around here, but we tend to get our naps in during the inclimate weather season. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, March 24, 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.

My agenda for the day is to work and then head to do our weekly Walmart and Sams shopping. It's basically what I do every Friday afternoon to close out the workweek, then Michelle and I go out to dinner afterward to celebrate the end of another week of work coming to a close. 

No big plans for us this weekend, I know my Mom asked me to watch Lucy on Monday while Gerald has a procedure done. We'll hand out with a couple of cats and Kiwi with his bird's eye view will keep tabs on everything for me. He's pretty good at that. 

We have no plans for the weekend, although if it is warm and there is not much rain we may fire up the lawn tractor and pick up some limbs and stuff that have fallen recently. Grass is way to short and it's still way too wet to mow, but maybe I can get the tractor ready for the summer. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, March 23, 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.

Any guess what bossy bird chose this week's Photo Flashback? You guessed it it was Kiwi who was absent for the picture believe it or not. He had a contractual dispute and refused to appear unless we met his demands. 

I got this shirt for Michelle last year on Amazon, you can find about anything on Amazon, and it's a shirt with her two favorite morning things, Coffee and I have been replaced with Kiwi. Although I can't seem to recall her ever wearing the shirt again, but I could be wrong. 

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is behind us and we are looking at a Tuesday, Spring started yesterday and I could not be happier. A good reason for a tidbits

* It has been 21,628 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 or older than 21.  

* It has been 6,888 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. nearly 19 years ago and still doing GIS and enjoying every minute of it. 

* 5,476 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. Tomorrow will be 15 years since our first date. 

* 4,693 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. 

* It was 4,238 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 how many days they have been married 11+ years later? 

* I have now lived 1,860 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 383 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! To my younger siblings, bow down to my age seniority. =)

* I have 3,209 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. 

* 319 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, I think he has lied this year and I'm liking him for that. Maybe someone paid him to see his shadow, but he's is playing both sides. Not much snow this winter. 

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

* There are 279 more shopping days left until Christmas 2023. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready. =)

* There are 255 days until I hit the age of 60. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 178 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 172 more days to go until the Mountaineers travel to Happy Valley and get another shot at an old time Rival, Penn State

* There are 136 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Twelfth Wedding Anniversary together. Moke and Ang celebrated theirs yesterday. 

* There are 92 days until my favorite season, the Summer of 2023.
* I have written 7,119 blogs in the now 18 1/2 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. 

* I love fresh homemade bread, but our bread streak is over for the time being, we did stirfry Sunday evening. 

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

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is this weeks Tic Tok, I knew it as soon as I seen this Mike Tomlin Big Ben story. 

* Have a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho 

Monday, March 20, 2023

First Day of Spring

Today starts the time of my absolute favorite season on the year. Some people love Winter, some love Fall and others love Summer,  for me, it is Spring as the season that I love more than any other. 

It's a time when the birds return from their trip to the south during the winter, a time when flowers and trees start to bud and radiate the landscape with a beautiful array of colors throughout the whole spectrum. When the new fresh spring smells radiate through the air and tickle your nostrils with very soothing smells. It is by far my favorite season of the year and when I am at my happiest. Goodbye Winter, even though it was a very mild winter this year and hello Spring. 

Looking at my week ahead I am still working 12-hour days this week as we try to wind this project up and turn over the first-of-its-kind fully operational system that works. I can see down the road me getting contract work because I was involved with this project. 

This could be an eventful week in our country, not going to give my opinion publicly other than to say let the legal process play out. I have my feelings on the situation as does everyone else. but a word to the wise for anyone who may be emotionally attached with this situation and are on social media. Be careful of what you put out on the internet. I'm quite positive the NSA will be monitoring and looking for red flags. Just a little bit of advice. 

Have yourselves a great day, and make it special. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, March 19, 2023


Here we sit yet once again in a quiet household, Kiwi and I are having an in-depth conversation as to who WVU is going to get to replace Dawn Plitzuweit as WVU's Women's Basketball Coach. Kiwi thinks it should be him, but I'm saying it will be Kim Stephens from Glenville State. We'll have to wait and see, Kiwi swears he can have a birds' eye view of the whole situation.

There is a bit of news, my contract with Duquesne Light will end on April 14th. That is the official date that I need to turn my equipment in, we are finalizing this project and what was supposed to be a three-month contract has turned into a year-and-a-half venture for me. We are the first in the country to implement an OMS on this large scale. I wanted to stay on this project until it gets turned over and that is where we are at. Now it's on to the next contract or employment situation for me. I've already been contacted about numerous positions, for other work, some of it remote work and some of it may cause us to relocate. We'll just have to wait and see what options are presented and go from there. 

Michelle is planning on taking her Mom shopping this afternoon, we just relaxed around the house yesterday and I watched some basketball. It was a lazy day and sometimes you just need that. 

Have yourselves a great day, make it a special one. 

Happy Birthday Amy Dalton

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my wonderful niece Amy a very Happy Birthday today. 

Amy is amazing and inspiring to all, she is one who sets out goals and goes out and accomplishes them, no matter how big or how small. Whether it be raising a family, career path or simply building and paying for a new house for her and her family. She is always focused and goal-driven. 

Amy is also a very creative photographer. She has that photographer's eye on how to create a great shot that I wish I had but do not. It takes a certain level of creativity that she exhibits and I don't have.

She's an amazing mother with two kids with all the tools and guidance to accomplish anything they choose and that starts in the home that Amy and Ralph have created.

If you happen to see this amazing young woman today, make sure you wish her a Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, Amy.