Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

Tonight is that one night of the year when children dress up as ghosts, queens, and any other identity to mask who they are. It is Holloween night and the trick or treaters will be out in full force.

Last year we all went to Jean's up at East Gate and had in the area of 400 Trick or Treaters show up at her doorstep (I moved the DNS so the pictures will be gone. Of course last year it went on for two hours from 5:30-7:30, I think they are staying with Morgantown's guidelines this year of 6:00-7:00. I spoke with Jean this morning and she said they normally contact her about hours of trick or treating, but they have not contacted her this season.

Of course, I will be in tow with my camera and grab a few images. I will probably post the pictures exclusivley on my Blog, because I haven;t yet decided how I am going to set up the new picture host, however the previous version is still up and running.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Secret Santa 2006

I was talking with Val online this evening. She has said that her and Gary are organizing the Secret Santa this year and would like to get a list of people participating by November 22nd so that we can be ready to pick names by Thanksgiving.

If you are participating this year, try to send val an e-mail at and let her know that you would like to participate this year. You can also call her at 296-1091.

New BCS ratings are out.

West Virginia is now officially in the BCS ratings and Louisville is ranked number five. This is going to make this Thursdays nights game a big one, the winner will in all probabilities have the inside tract for the National Championship game.

The top two teams in the BCS are currently Ohio State and Michigan, and they will meet and play against each other on November 18th at Ohio State. The winner of this game will go into the BCS Championship game as the #1 team and the Winner of the WVU Louisville game will most likely go in as #2 provided the winner wins out.

There is an ironic monkey wrench that could be thrown into the entire scenario, both WVU and Louisville still will play Rutgers this season, Rutgers is currently ranked #12 in the BCS poll.

You know, a few years ago the ACC raided the Big East and took Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College. Many people believed that this would kill the Big East as a BCS Conference. The Big East has three teams in the top 12 and the ACC has none. The number 12 ranking is significant, because it was previously the measuring stick on a conferences BCS credibility.

OK, IF WVU beats Louisville, Rutgers and manages to beat Pitt in the Backyard Brawl we're in the national Championship against the winner of OSU-Michigan. If Michigan wins and WVU wins out I'm going to give everyone a little heads up about the last time these two teams played. We played Michigan 102 years ago and they beat us 0-130 and that is NOT a misprint. I cheering for Ohio State so we don't have to hear that.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

New Domain Name

As many of you may have read on here in the past few weeks or heard on the Guest Audio Block with Pink Camo, I have decided to move my site to a new larger host. I also mentioned that I was going to purchase another name to go with it. Well, I finalized the purchase a little while ago and have bought the domain name. I have purchased the name and will develop the site more for entertainment than anything else.

I'm thinking about buying a gaming package and installing it. I have found a site that sells some nice PHP Sites that you can buy and customize. I have found one, 2 or3 sites that I may like. I'm not going to rush in to any judgment, I want to find a site that will allow me to generate the maximum amount of traffic that I can and stay with that theme. I'll run some google adds and banners and see if I can manage to generate a coin or two off of this venture.

One other thing, once I moved servers, my sites comes up on google searches much more often.

Friday, October 27, 2006

My Website is moved and updated

The DNS servers started kicking in and reading the new host allowing me to move my site. I have updated a few links, killing some no longer significant in the navigation bar and updated those that needed updated.

Now comes the daunting task of trying to move the Picture site. Yikes.

Some tidbits for Friday

* We have made it to yet another Friday and we are on the verge of yet another weekend. I've been a little busy at work this week trying to meet a deadline for a project. I'm not the bottleneck, I am the solution.

* Good luck to Amy, she has a job interview today at Ruby in the daycare department. I want to wish her the best of luck and hope she gets it.

* I see the DNS servers are starting to recognize the domain change. When you go to my site now you should start seeing the moving page. The MX server for my e-mail is still setting up, so my e-mail isn't working yet. However I have set up my FTP client to the new site. It's just a matter of making a few cosmetic changes and uploading it. The pictures will still be housed at the old site until I can recreate it or redo it on the new site. I will make a slow transition to the new site before I kill it at the old server. It may take a few months.

* Tonight is the MoHawk Bowl. A football game between Morgantown's two rival High Schools in University High and Morgantown High. The game will be played at Milan Puskar Stadium at Mountaineer Field tonight and Smitty has already called me about going to the game. If anyone else plans on going let me know.

* I made a much over due trip to rails ton trails yesterday. I was starting to feel a little bit of cabin fever and needed to get out and enjoy some good, clean, fresh air.

E-1 McClain, George
A CO 1/48 IN, 3rd Plt
Unit 13
Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo

Thursday, October 26, 2006

More of a formatting test, but fun anyways

Switching Hosts

If anyone needs to visit my website, you will need to use the IP Address of the old site until the DNS sets up.

You may never even notice, but if you do the page that loads will help you find what you are looking for until I get everything transferred over.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Over the hump

Yes, it is Wednesday and it is over the hump day. The week is now 3/5 of the way over and it is all downhill from here until we get to the weekend.

Not much on the agenda for me this coming weekend, I will be going to the MoHawk Bowl this Friday evening with Smitty. This is a football beating by Morgantown High School of their crosstown rivals University High School.

Other than that not much has been going on with me. I started to play a game called Second Life, this looks like one of those internet games where a lot of real money is exchanged. Now I just need to figure out a way to get paid rather than paying.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Anyone believe in Deja Vu? It seemed like one year ago today that I was driving back home from Frostburg Maryland and called Morgantown joking that I had seen the first snowfall of the year.

Today, I once again saw the first snowfall of the year, I just hope that this is not a repeat of what happened last year.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Texas Hold Em

Well, my prediction of a good round of Texas Hold Em went out the door today. Didn't really have a very good game, there were a lot of distractions and I just wasn't getting the cards I needed. Other than that it was a pretty good day.

I have taken some pictures of todays events and have placed them on my Picture Site.

I also did a dual podcast today with my sister Kim from Pink Camo. You can either use it by going to her site feed (book mark it while you are there) or you can direct link it from my site HERE. I have also placed Lotties It Is No Secret on my server for anyone who wants to hear the song I was referring to in the podcast.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Sunday Morning Ramblings

This afternoon, we will enter game 2 of 10 for placement into our Texas Hold Em Tournament. I'm really looking forward to taking everyones money today, it will cover the cost of the new web host that I purchased earlier this week.

I currently stand in seventh place after one round, but this is just for placement and chip count for the final table on the 11th game for the grand prize. I'm feeling pretty good about today, I think I have fine tuned my game over the past few weeks on Party Poker, I had actually won six consecutive tournaments before I lost a heads up yesterday. I had Ace King and was forcing a player to go all in with Ace 2, and wouldn't you know the flop was three deuces to give them four deuces and a king kicker. I lost a heads up to the very first Royal Flush I had ever seen a few weeks ago. I guess if you are going to lose, you should lose in style.

Kim and I may be doing a podcast together prior to the tournament. It is something we have talked about and I think we will probably just sit down and do one this morning. Obviously this is syndicated and if and when it is done she will host it on Pink Camo and I'll also host a copy of it.

I have been running a few ideas through my head the past few days since I purchased web space at GoDaddy. I am still seriously weighing the idea of keeping at its current location, but maybe doing something a little different with it. Keeping it for its original intent and purpose of using it to market myself professionally. I may turn it into more of a geography site and use that theme and purchase a new domain name for the godaddy account.

A new domain gives me the chance to do other things that I really wanted to avoid at my current host. I am thinking more along the lines of a site powered by PHP rather than a simple static HTML. I'm really wanting to tie in a MySQL database on the back end or maybe switch from a Linux platform to a Windows platform and play around a little bit with ASP.

I have one available name that I have running through my head for the name of the new site and it's, but that is an idea and not a purchased name yet. It would be a theme and objective driven site, so before I go any further I would need to have a game plan in place.

I do know I have a very powerful spacious amount of web hosting that I now own and I want to see if I can develop it into something.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Site back up

Wow, hats off to Brian Goldsmith at Mountaineer Hosting for doing a great job in restoring the account back to normal.

I have been thinking about setting up a second domain name for some time, this one would be at my GoDaddy Host. I may just leave where it is and possibly set up a secondary site that is more for fun rather than business. Not real sure what I am going to do yet, but I have both domain hosts and the price of a new domain name is very minimal.

Either way I have a new powerful host at my disposal. In short at my old site I had a Gigabyte of storage to be able to store files, and I think I was using roughly 500 MB (Half) off the top of my head. At GoDaddy I have 100 Gigabytes at my disposal, so space just became even more irrelevant than ever before. I even have a few more features at GoDaddy that I will integrate into the new site.

If anyone wants to buy a domain name (probably less than $10.00 a year), I'll host the site for you if I know you. Sub domains are free but I request you are semi computer savvy if you want one of these set up.

Anyone got any ideas for a new domain name?

New Host

This will take some time, but I have switched hosts for my website provider. So, I guess the site will be making some changes in the near future, but you may never notice other than not finding my site down as much as it has been.

I have switched to

Host Troubles

I am having some serious problems with my webhost. I think they got hacked and are screwing everything up.

It is Friday, how about a little tidbits.

* Today is Friday once again, it means the end of the workweek for most of us and the start of another weekend.

* Kudo's to my Niece Amy , she has really taken to Blogging and has turned into a very active Blogger.She uses her MySpace account to run her Blog and has done a great job of keeping it very active. I read in one of her posts that she has a goal in mind for a post count by a specific date, if you are wondering how many and by when go read her blog and find out yourself.

* I finally got a chance to try CiCi's Pizza earlier this week. I have heard about it for over a year on how inexpensive the pizza buffet is (I think mine was $6.48 for the buffet and an drink). I was impressed, it's a lower quality Pizza, but it will remind you of Pizza Hut's (My favorite) Pan Pizza.

* Talk about a Deja Vu, I was thinking last night that it has been a while since I have heard from Jane. I had an e-mail from her this morning asking me how things are going. Small but strange world.

* The WVU Mountaineers play tonight on ESPN against UCONN in football. It's my High School Football night, but I'll stay home and watch the Mountaineers this evening. We're currently ranked #4 in the AP and Coaches Polls as well as #5 in the BCS.

* Talk about ranked WVU teams, the Women's Soccer team is ranked #6 in the Country and the Men's Soccer Team is ranked 3rd and 4th on the Country. The men's team is really a story when you consider they had some violations this past summer that caused us to fire our previous coach and hire a new coach all just a few short months ago. Quite impressive,WVU has some of the best sports coaches in the country.

* Sunday will be round two of out Texas Hold'Em Tournament. We're moving the game to Sunday Morning to allow Robert some time to hunt tomorrow. He is an avid hunter and has stuck right by Kim through all of her health issues earlier this year, so his vacation time is a little exhausted. Great guy, it just means he may be a little distracted Sunday when I take his money.

* I found out one thing I do not like about the New Blogger, when you spell check it screws your formatting up terribly. Maybe a bug in the programming.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Todays Dominion Post

In todays Dominion Post, there is a nice feature article of the Gospel singing Koon family and how they are coming up close on their 40th anniversary of singing. Aunt Lottie has long passed, but here is one of the last songs that she ever recorded.

It Is No Secret

Saturday evening at 6:00 at Morgantown High there will be a free concert.

The Koon family traveled from 1961-1980 and recorded numerous gospel albums during these years. They used to tour with and open for The Oakridge Boys at one time.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Both New Super Wal-Marts are Open

I have a little bit of downtime this morning at work, there seems to be a network problem with the server in Frostburg, so I am having a little trouble logging on giving me a little downtime until our network administrator gets into the office.

I made a quick trip to the new Super Wal-Mart on 4H Camp road to see what was inside. I think the Super Wal-Mart in Grafton that I traditionally shop at is around 110,000 sq ft store. This one is a 185,000 sq ft store and offers so much more. The store was clean, organized and believe it or not crowded in the early AM. This is a much nicer Super Wal-Mart than the one in Grafton.

On the other side of town we have also opened up a 225,000 sq ft Super Wal-Mart at the University Town Center. I'm completely impressed with the one on my side of town, I can't wait to see the bigger one.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Long Day

I went to my office in Frostburg today, and put in a couple extra hours trying to set up the finalization of a project. It was nice to see everyone again.

After work I stopped off in Amish Country to pick up some Granola for Kim. I got some yogurt flavored pretzels for myself that were quite tasty as a snack on my drive home.

Pam called me this evening and asked if I would be interested in going to Missouri for Moke's graduation at the end of November. I would like to go, but I'm not sure of the timing when it coincides with the delivery date of the project I was finalizing today. We'll have top wait and see.

Tomorrow, Morgantown will be opening both of their new Super Wal-Marts according to todays paper.

Monday, October 16, 2006

US Population nearing 300 Million

The Population of the US is getting closer and closer to 300,000,000 people in our country. The US Census Bureau has a running population clock. At the time of this post we are just under 5,000 people away from 300 Million. Gaining one every 11 seconds . We should reach the 300 Million plateau sometime Tuesday, October 17th.

Happy Birthday Brittany Dae Cummings

I would like to wish my niece Brittany a very happy sweet sixteenth birthday. I have watched this adorable little girl grow up into a very beautiful and intelligent young lady who has taken on some very tough challenges by attending a very hard academic institution.

I have so many memories or the embedded mental sound bytes of her growing up and times and events during her life. It seems like only yesterday I was in the waiting in the hospital waiting room when Ed walked in and said that it was a girl. She has been nothing short of a bundle of joy to watch grow up.

This past weekend she celebrated her sweet sixteenth and her schools homecoming. Kim has been gracious enough to quickly put up the Pictures from Saturday on the web.

If you get a chance today send her an e-mail at and wish the birthday girl a very happy birthday.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sunday Morning Routine to Change

My Sundays are usually a day when I go through my usual routine of going grocery shopping early on a Sunday Morning. The last few years I have made the 25 or so mile drive down US 119 to the Grafton Super Wal-Mart to do my shopping. I've always liked this store because it was never crowded and it was easy to find what you were looking for.

It was always a nice scenic drive down an old country road, the only times I didn't make the trip was when weather was not being too cooperative and dropped a significant amount of snowfall on the roads.

Today was probably my last visit to the Grafton Super Wal-Mart.

This past week Morgantown opened up it's first Sam's Club in the University Town center and will open a new Super Wal-Mart sometime this week. Next week I will try shopping at Morgantown's first new Super Wal-Mart for a one time deal.

The following week the Super Wal-Mart next to my place will be opening and will be my new local grocery store where I will do the vast majority if not all of my grocery shopping.

I'm going to miss those nice country scenic drives, but I am also really happy that the new Wal-Mart will be a shorter drive than the one at Morgantown Mall.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Homecoming Weekend

It has been Homecoming weekend here in Morgantown and in a few other places. Last night I managed to make it downtown to watch the homecoming parade for WVU. Because of some construction on North High Street, the parade route was altered a little coming down Spruce Street, down Walnut and then onto High Street. I watched the first hour of the parade, but it was running a little long and I left to go to the Morgantown High School game against Parkersburg South. Morgantown won quite handily 33-7.

I left the Morgantown High game at halftime to attend the WVU Men's Basketball teams first practice of the season last night. Surprisingly there were a couple thousand fans who had a similar idea and gave this new group of kids a nice warm welcome by showing up and supporting their team.

We have one of the best college basketball coaches in the country here in Morgantown, so I am very curious to see how his second group of kids will play together and see what kind of a legacy they can leave. These kids will have some big shoes to fill after last seasons departing group. Should be a great year.

Today, WVU just manhandled Syracuse and won 41-17 and gave the fans a nice homecoming win. Quarterback Pat White just stole the show with 15 carries for 247 yards and 4 Touchdowns. We have this other guy named Steve Slaton who had a very quiet 20 carry 163 yard day with one long touchdown run. He's going to have a tough time winning the Heisman Trophy when Pat White puts up numbers like that.

There is one final and most important Homecoming for today, my niece Brittany is celebrating her schools homecoming at Linsley today. I know Kim and Robert went up and are also helping her celebrate her Sweet 16th Birthday (It's Monday) this evening. I'm sure Kim will have a few pictures and a few stories to tell on Pink Camo, so you might want to take a look over there or on her Flicker page for the pictures.

Friday, October 13, 2006

40th Anniversary

I forgot to address this in a previous post, but the Gospel Singing Koon Family will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with an evening of Music for any and all who may be interested.

When: October 21, 2006
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Where: Morgantown High School Auditorium

Admission is free.

College Basketball Practice Starts tonight

We have once again reached that magical time of the week that we all look forward to, Friday and the end of the work week. There are a few things going on today and tonight that may be of some interest to some.

There is supposed to be a Parade tonight in downtown Morgantown for the WVU homecoming. The Football team will take on Syracuse tomorrow and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Tonight, there are a few things that are going to be taking place, the Parade downtown, Morgantown High will be playing Parkersburg South in their home coming and the WVU Men's Basketball team will have their first official practice of the season tonight between 9-9:30, depending on when the Volleyball match finished up.

This will be the start of John Beilein's fifth season as the WVU
men's basketball coach and this should be an interesting season. When
he first arrived here he had a big rebuilding job and was named head
coach after letter of intent day, so he had his work cut out for him.

Over the past two seasons the Mountaineers have managed an Elite 8 and Sweet 16 appearances. Quite remarkable group of guys that we have had here
over the past four season.

Now, comes the new group. A new cast of players to replace the magical group that has just graduated. In this group, there is one name that will stand out and that will be Johnnie West. I don't know what he will accomplish on the court, but he is the son of the NBA Logo and formerWVU All-American Jerry West.

I'm not sure what I will be getting into tonight yet, but there are plenty of things to do that is for sure.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wild Kingdom

Deers, Turkeys, squirrels, birds etc. This is what I saw when I opened my front door this morning. I think they should be named honeysuckle and butterball.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mountaineer Magazine

Make sure you take out some time this weekend and watch Mountaineer Magazine, they are going to do a segment on Mark Devault's Website. I'm not sure which one of them they are going to focus on (I wonder who produced it), but being that it is football season I'm going to guess they are going to address the Football portion of the site.

This Week: Kelein Dykes

Junior defensive tackle Kelein Dykes has been one of West Virginia's most consistent performers up front in a defense that has ranked among the Big East's best the past two seasons. Be sure to catch his story this weekend on Mountaineer Magazine.

More Magazine
# Sixty years with veteran reporter Mickey Furfari
# Mississippi State highlights
# Syracuse scouting report
# Big East Report
# Mark DeVault web site
# WVU coach Rich Rodriguez

Tune it and see what they have had to say about him, he has put a lot of work into these very unique databases.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The best bread in the world

Tonight, I took some movies and pictures up to Val. She was looking for anyone who would happen to have any of her wedding pictures. I guess she really has none of them and is looking for anyone who might.

On my way back I stopped by Jean's and started talking to her about food obviously. My conversation kept going to Daily Kneads and after you talk about it so long you just have to follow through with something.

I stopped by and picked up a Walnut Wheat and a Blue Cheese Multi-grain and took them up to them.

I think Daily Kneads has a few more customers. If you have never tried it, stop by and get yourself a loaf. It has to be eaten to be appreciated.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Back to work.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work we go. Yeah, I know everyone hates Monday's and getting back to work including me. However you have to get through it to see another weekend.

Not much happened with me this past weekend, it was kind of boring. The Steelers played again on prime time last night, but they ended up losing their 3rd straight game and their record dropped to 1-3 on the season. I guess Big Ben's off season accident and emergency surgery just before the season has had an impact on this years team. sigh

Pam mentioned everyone needs to take a group trip to the IHOP sometime soon. Get everyone together and everyone meet one morning for breakfast. She said Gary came up with the idea for this past weekend, but it never came to fruition. Sounds like a good idea though.

Alright enough stalling, Hi Ho Hi Ho....

Sunday, October 08, 2006

All Kinds of Wildlife up here

As many of you know I live up here on Scott Avenue. I seems like every morning I wake up and go and get a newspaper I open the door and there is a small herd of deer eating acorns from one of the many oak trees that are planted around me. I can always see them right before daybreak and right after sundown.

Now I've seen a flock of about a dozen very good sized wild turkeys that are now getting brave enough to come and get the acorns. It does provide a nice aesthetic feeling every time you open your door.

This morning I am bringing in groceries and acorns were falling like a light rain. I look up and there's a couple dozen what appear to be Blue Jay's knocking them out of the tree.

I'm not complaining, I'm just reflecting on what the alternative could be. Looking gout at a concrete jungle of Detroit steel and Japanese plastic filled with people driving and creating an audible noise pollution. It's nice to be able to open the front door and have so many plants putting out fresh oxygen to just fill your dwelling with good clean air.

I guess my life has changed from ten years ago when I was working sixty hours a week in silicon filled foundry where oxygen never seemed to exist.

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.--Claude Monet

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Moke's new mailing address

Moke gave Pam a call this evening and gave her a new mailing address.

E-1 McClain, George
A CO 1/48 IN, 3rd Plt
Unit 13
Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo

Weekend Tidbits.

* The Mountaineers play Mississippi State this afternoon, but the game is only available on cable pay per view for $29.99. I don't know what I will be doing for the game, probably listening to it on the radio.

* Kim went to the Springs Festival yesterday, Mom was going to go with her but I understand she had some scheduled rehab fro her knee.

* Jean is in Huntington this weekend with Mickey and Sheila for a reunion.

* Last night the Mountaineer Balloon festival finally managed to get Light Up Night started. The weather hasn't been too cooperative in the last couple of days. However it looks like they will be able to get a few launches off the ground, and with winds permitting it should be a very photo friendly day.

* I managed to find a streaming website that has A complete set of some TV cartoons and a few TV shows on demand.

* I am contemplating either moving my website or just getting another one at This is where my Domain Name is registered, however my webspace is at Mountianeer Hosting. I think I am just going to register a new domain name and keep as it is, but make it more of a business site to market myself and do a new site for fun fun and games. I have to have some sort of a game plan in place before I do this rather than just doing it from the hip.

* Val has posted that she is looking for any potential Wedding Pictures that anyone might have and she doesn't. If anyone took a camera and has a picture that she may not have, I'm sure she would love to see them.

* I did manage to win the Championship in our Fantasy Baseball League. I usually never make the playoffs against these guys, but I managed to make it into the sixth and final playoff spot and then managed to defeat all three opponents in the playoffs to win the league. Now if I can just get my Fantasy Football Team to follow the baseball teams lead....

Have a good weekend

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Template Changes

After finally switching over yesterday to the new Blogger, I finally decided to play around a little bit with the template and give a little feedback. Previously if you wanted to change your template you had to go into the code and actually edit the code itself to make the BLOG appear how you wanted to look.

With the New Blogger there are a few features that I liked and was actually one of the reasons I stayed with the old Blogger and that was to maintain the integrity of all my posts. You will notice that there is a slight color change to the BLOG and some of the elements have changed to make it a little more user friendly on the space. The main thing I like and a big reason why I waited to switch my BLOG over is the was you can now navigate to previous posts. You can use the drop down menu to see the year, or then month of the previous post and it compacts it and lists the number of posts by each month.

I was a little surprised to see that I have in excess of 450 posts in my BLOG. I have tried to keep it as active as possible and interesting, and I think I have achieved my goal and been able to keep it both fresh and interesting to some extent.

The new Blogger allows the user to edit the template much easier. It's written in block code and has their own individual interface for each block. I know how to write HTML, but I welcome the change for those who are in the beginning stages of web design.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Switched Over

A month or so ago Blogger came up with a new blogger. Kim started using the new blogger right away, but I was hesitant in order to keep the entire BLOG in tact and migrate everything together.

Today I finally had the option of Migrating everything over to the new Blogger and have finished this process.

Mountaineer Balloon Festival

Tonight is the unofficial start of the Mountaineer Balloon Festival at Mylan Park. Nothing is really going to happen tonight other than they are going to open up the carnival portion tonight at 4:00. However tomorrow night is one event that I really want to go and see. It will be Light Up Night, that is after the sun goes down and they have a few balloons inflated, then they blow a whistle and everyone turns on the gas and lights up their balloons. It will be a great photo opportunity for any and all who want to go.

Over the next three days there will be six scheduled launches that if weather permitting will happen and just fill the sky with hot air balloons. This year there are forty-one balloons that are scheduled to be at the balloon festival. So, weather permitting it could be a very scenic view to watch for.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Aideon Miner

Trisha Trevillion Miner (Sharon's daughter) recently had a baby and they named him Aidon Miner. Thanks to Lynne Jacobs for the pictures and e-mail and information so that I could share with everyone.

Talking briefly with Lynne this morning, she has informed me what her twin boys are up to. Jim Jr is enrolled at Fairmont State in Business and Aaron is currently working for the county and is wanting to get a job as a Morgantown Fireman.

It was nice to hear from Lynne and receive the good news.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Moke's mailing address

I just got a phone call from Pam and she has supplied me Moke's mailing address at his current basic training location.

PVT. George McClain
A-CO 1-48 N 3rd Plt
Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo

He should be there for the next month or two before he is shipped off to the second phase of his training in Mississippi.

Paper and envelopes are cheap if you don't have any and the price of a postage stamp is $0.37. If anyone needs help with either of these items I will provide them for you, but take a few minutes out sometime in the next few weeks and send him a correspondence. I'm sure he would love to hear from everyone and everyone is curious to see how he is doing with his training.

He's making a big commitment protecting you, make a small commitment and say hello if you get a chance.