Monday, September 26, 2022


All good things must come to an end, and that does indeed include these fun-filled things that we refer to as weekends. Now it is once again time to put away our relaxing for a few days and get back to doing what it is that makes this a better rock to live on. It's Monday, let's do this once again.

Looking at my week ahead, it appears to be pretty much uneventful, unless you take into consideration that two cats and a green cheek conure rule the roost here and we humans are their servants. I swear that's how they all feel. 

Michelle is going to visit her mom tonight after work, she (her Mom) was sick last week so there was no visitation from anyone. They have to make sure that they quarantine anyone who is sick, so as to not get anyone else in the facility sick. Michelle did try to visit last Thursday, but Suzanne was sleeping. 

Does it seem like it's Fall to anyone? We are in the Fall Season as of last Thursday, Summer has come and gone and the days aren't as hot as they used to be. The cats both seem to have gotten old all of a sudden and neither one of them wants to frolic outside anymore. don;t worry though, Kiwi keeps us all entertained. 

Have yourselves a great day and the start of a great week. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, September 25, 2022


Here Kiwi and I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, Peanut and Sophie are both off doing cat things and Peanut and I are discussing why donuts have holes in them and Kiwi is telling me they should fill that void with sunflower seeds. Bird cook, go figure. 

Had a good day yesterday, stopped off at Mom and Geralds to visit Lucy. Lucy was having some health issues this week that needed veterinary attention, so we stopped to visit. Of course Mom has an Android tablet that they were giving to everyone there, she said they were free and she wanted hers. I set it up for her and connected it to her internet and logged her Facebook in, plus downloaded the TicTok for her to keep her entertained. 

Then we went to Bed Bath and Beyond to get some new ice trays, but that store has went downhill and the ice trays they had were overpriced and sucked. So we went to Target to get some and we are quite happy with them. They are wider and heavier than the ones we used to use, so I'm hoping that means more ice. 

Today we are going to be doing a little bit of grocery shopping and no other plans other than that. Maybe a little paperwork and research on my part, I'm 7 weeks from a major life change with a big announcement coming very soon. Most of you already know, I've already signed my offer letter, I just have to get a few things taken care of work-related before the transition. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Saturday, September 24, 2022


Here I sit yet once again on a quiet Saturday Morning, Kiwi is up and I think he is trying to master origami and baking at the same time. I think he is making some kind of bird pie out of sunflower seeds and peanut shells. He is such an innovative bird. 

Well the Mountaineers are off today, they played Thursday night and beat Virginia Tech 33-10 to once again bring the Black Diamond Trophy back to Morgantown once again where it will reside for some time as the two teams have no scheduled games against each other in the future, but I'm sure that can always change. It was a solid effort and our biggest win ever in Blackburg. 

So what is on my agenda for this morning? An early morning trip to the Laundromat to dry clothes. I like to get there early on Saturday Morning before all the students start to show up. I can get in, get it over with and get out before the Saturday crowd starts to appear. That give me my entire day to myself to do what I want to do. 

Nothing planned for this weekend other than doing some research and starting to prepare some forms that need to be filled out for the near future. Other than that the weekend is pretty much mine.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Happy Birthday Kaiden Dalton

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Great-Nephew Kaiden Dalton a very Happy Birthday today. He is a growing boy and is definitely starting to catch up to me in age, give it another 7 more years and he'll tie me in age at 21. 

Kaiden is a very good and well-behaved young man and it is actually an honor to be around him. Not sure what Amy and Ralph have planned for this young man to celebrate his birthday, but we all know it will be special.

He's a great kid, worked alongside his Dad building their home as well as the addition that they are putting up,  and has a bright future ahead of him. He has all the tools and a good upbringing. 

Not sure what Kaiden is up to today, other than working towards his Doctorate in Engineering or something like that (yeah I know it's early), but if you happen to see Kaiden today, make sure you wish him the Happiest of Birthdays.

Happy Birthday, Kaiden.

Friday, September 23, 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!

Are you looking for a little bit of High School Football action tonight? Undefeated Morgantown is on the road this week at Musselman in the Game of the Week. University High is also on the road this week against Fairmont Senior. Clay Battelle is at home this week playing Tygarts Valley and Trinity is on the road at Calhoun County. Good Luck to all the teams in action tonight, let's see if Monongalia County teams can go 4-0 this evening. 

Not really any college or Professional action I'm too interested in this weekend. Both WVU and the Pittsburgh Steelers played last night (and as of this blog being written the games have not been played yet). 

With that being said I'm not sure of mine and Michelle's plans for the weekend. We do have a big announcement coming up and most people already know about it. I'll make that announcement on a future blog with some more in-depth details as to everything.   

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, September 22, 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 is from a few years ago, I was in Las Vegas for work. I had to do a presentation on 3M Marker Balls  at the Nuclear Lab out there. I was out a couple of days early, and I decided the day before to head down to the Las Vegas Strip to see if I could find Elvis. I could not find Elvis anythere. 

I did grab this photo op as I was getting ready to walk into the Luxor  and it's big Pyramid type of entrance at the front of it. Yes you walk in right between the paws. I did a live video as I was driving 

It was a memorable trip, a place that I would like to return to someday and take my wife. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is over with and Kiwi is still bragging that he lead the Mountaineer Defense to not let any points this weekend, that bird. Anyways, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,466 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 of older 21.  

* It has been 6,706 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. 18+ years ago and still doing GIS and enjoying every minute of it. 

* 5,291 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. She didn't care though and I for one am glad she didn't. 

* 4,513 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. 

* It was 4,056 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. Nice round number. 

* I have now lived 1,678 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 201 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! We did find him, just never had the honor of a face-to-face meeting. 

* I have 3,480 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 360 more days until the Pitt Panthers bring their butts to Morgantown so we can extract some revenge on our game this year. Payback Kitties. Although I hope there are some changes on our end. 

* There are 348 more days to go until the Mountaineers travel to Happy Valley and get another shot at an old time Rival, Penn State

* There are 318 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Twelfth Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are 181 days until my favorite season, Spring of 2023

* 148 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, You know I have not seen him or the family recently. 

* 104 more days to go until my Goodbye 2022 Blog is posted, it's been eventful, and looking for more fun stuff to post. 

* There are 97 more shopping days left until Christmas 2022, everyone is putting their Christmas stuff out already. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 77 more days. 

* I have written 6,921 blogs in the now 18 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.  

* Still working 10-hour day for Duquense Light, busy busy busy, and still loving it. 

* Would you believe Kiwi is still bragging and wants to renegotiate his contract. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is this weeks, is a puzzle that we have struggled with. 

* My nagging cough is still hanging around, but it is getting better slowly. It comes and goes and comes and goes. 

* Happy Anniversary to Kim and Robert, I think today is their 18th Wedding Anniversary. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho