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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is over with, now we are looking straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,389 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calender. It's better than the 991-day calendar as it gives you a nice round number to work with. 

* It has been 6,629 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. 18 years ago and still doing GIS and loving it. 

* 5,214 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, the pizza hut is gone, the movie was 10,000 BC but she still hasn't held that against me. 

* 4,436 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. The same bench she feeds the deer, groundhogs, geese, ducks, turkey and a whole slew of birds from. I'm waiting for a Giraffe to show up, or at least a couple spider monkeys. 

* It was 3,979 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 said our I do's and we were hitched. 

* I have now lived 1,601 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 124 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 3,557 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. Do you know I have three brother in laws that are all retired, two are younger than me. 

* There are 265 days until my favorite season, Spring of 2023

* 232 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, I think he and the family have moved back home in the backyard. 

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

* There are 180 more shopping days left until Christmas 2022.

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 161 more days. 

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 55 days away. I'm ready. 

* There are 39 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eleventh Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* 27 Days until Michelle and I are in Pittsburgh to see Jimmy Buffett!!!!!

* I have written 6,831 blogs in the now 17 1/2 years since I started blogging. Seems like it was just yesterday that I started all of this. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. I may actually but one off of same ebay and piece it together but I'm not sure it is really worth the effort to be honest. My little drone is awesome. 

* No drone flights this weekend, the weather was really nice but the opportunity just wasn't really present for me to fly. 

* Man cave is becoming more and more functional. 

* I'm done for the quarter with RTI

* Still working 10 hour days. Money Money Money Money

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho 

Monday, June 27, 2022

And again

Once again those fun-filled things that we refer to as weekends are in our rear view mirrors. It's time to take our collective noses and stick them on the grindstone for another fun-filled week of doing what it is that we do for a living. Let's all collectively make this a better world for us all to live in. 

Nothing on my schedule really this week, working 10-hour days still, but that may be the norm for a few more months. I don't mind, I like what I do and I get to do it from home. 

We did manage to get a few things done around the house this weekend, we replaced the shelf above the bed that was starting to warp. That was an easy fix though, go get another shelf from lowes and take one down and screw the new one to the brackets that were already in place. 

I did start the next phase of my man cave, bought a compressor and some air tools a few weeks ago, now I took the old shopvac from downstairs and put it upstairs while replacing the one down stairs with a larger model. Got a new table and a bunch of car cleaning supplies. Step by step.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, June 26, 2022

No Work Sunday

Kiwi and I are up partying our butts off that I am done with the quarter for RTI and I don't have to work today. The TV is on Peanut is still sleeping, but that doesn't stop me and my aviary brother. 

Yes I am off today, no work for me and it's going to be a day in which I take some time off and not have anything to do.....finally. 

Michelle will be meeting with Chris and Dani her sisters today and meeting with her Mom to talk about a few things with her concerning her well-being and care. I might find that time to be nap-worthy, but who knows. 

We do have our weekly menu planned out and we'll be doing that this morning, Nothing too exciting on my end for the day. It's good to have a boring day every once in a while. 

Have a great day. 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here Kiwi and I sit on an early Saturday morning, we're up a little early as I prepare to run to the Laundromat and prepare for today's work. Kiwi keeps trying to convince me away from any kind of fowl-based diet, but I like my eggs and Turkey Sausage.

Like I said today is going to be a day that I am working for RTI. It's the last day of the quarter to be doing any screeing and the last day of the quarter that I will be doing any field work this quarter. Next quarter starts in a couple of weeks, so I'm going to take some time off and relax and enjoy myself before the next round of insanity takes place. 

No real plans for us this weekend, we had talked about going to the Zoo on Sunday, but Michelle's sister Dani is coming down this weekend so that kind of got stuck on the back burner for this weekend. 

Hopefully if it is nice out, I can find someplace to go and fly my drone. I would like to go somewhere new where I have not been before, but we will have to see about that as well. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, June 24, 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. 

If you are looking for a little bit of free entertainment tonight, Beatlemania Magic at 8:00, The Helicopter Collective takes the stage at 6:30 to start the nights' festivities. They (Helicopter Collective)  played locally at Whitetail Crossing earlier this year. The show is part of the Ruby Concert Series which next week brings in Jo Dee Messina. 

I'm working tomorrow for a while, it'll be the last day of the quarter that I go out and do any field work, we'll start quarter three in two weeks as we prepare to ramp up for it. 

Michelle's Sister Dani is talking about coming into town this weekend to visit their Mom. Chris has had her busy this week helping with the Vacation Bible School at the church. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, June 23, 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.

Everyone has seen the picture of the five of us, it's been posted numerous times. Has anyone seen this one, this was taken the same day (notice the stylish Elvis Shirt). It's of me and my little brother Gary. Notice how I have a full head of hair and I tower of him, well now he has me on height by about 5". 

This was taken at a family cookout in 1978 at Grandma Hall's (where I lived) house. This is a picture of the two of us standing in front of the garage. Good times gone by.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho