Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hump Day

Well that's two days that we now have done, let's get today in and the weekend is just on the other side of tomorrow.

I have to say it now, and I may have to repeat it once or twice over the next few months, but I hate snow. I hate the cold weather, the short days and inhibiting your ability to travel. I hate black ice that causes crashes and people to get injured and I hate not being able to walk around in shorts and sandals all day long. Yes I have seen today's weather forecast. (sigh)

I think we are going to go and get our Christmas Tree this weekend. Southern States got in a number of the trees that we like and it is now the Christmas decorating season. Time for the tree, the decorations and the (hint hint) Christmas cookies. I am ready to chow down on some Christmas cookies and Redstone Chocolate, it is that time of the year. I guess that is the one good thing about winter.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is now in our rear view mirror and we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It's been 1,355 days since mine and Michelle's first date a few years ago.

* It's been 578 days since our engagement.

* We have enjoyed 115 days of marital bliss.

* 26 more shopping days left before Christmas.

* Chad's Christmas gift should be arriving at the house today, we ordered it last week. I'm sure everyone would like to know what it is, but so would he...LOL

* In case anyone hasn't noticed, Facebook no longer goes and grabs this feed and posts it to my wall. I'm sure the number of people reading this now will significantly drop, but I'll strt looking for other avenues for this feed.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, November 28, 2011

Back At It

All good things must come to an end, and that includes extended holiday weekends. It's time for us to put our noses back on the grindstone and get back to our weekly grind to earn what we need to enjoy the finer things in life.

Chad is on his way back to Cleveland this morning to start another week of work, Michelle and I are both returning to our jobs and the animals, those lazy felines and canine are taking it easy and either having a big animal party while we are gone or simply just relaxing and sleeping the whole livelong day.

Have a great one, Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Morning Rumblings

Here I sit in quiet house once again on a Sunday Morning. Chad is up doing something in his room and Michelle is sound asleep in the bedroom. I'm sitting at my computer collecting my thoughts and remembering that Mouthwatering Turkey Michelle made yesterday here.

Wow was that thing moist and the stuffing, it was Jean's recipe is all I have to say to anyone who has ever eaten anything she has prepared.

Not sure what we are going to get into today, the Steelers don't play until this evening and I'm not too sure if I will be able to make it all the way through that game, as it is the Sunday Night game. Three of the next four Steelers games are night games including tonight, a Thursday Night game on December 8 and followed by a Monday Night game the next week. If steeler games would start at about 3:00 AM it would fit my sleep schedule better.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Valarie Nicholson

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my beautiful niece Valarie one hell of a Happy Birthday today. If you happen to run across her today, make sure you take a little bit of time out and extend some very heartfelt birthday wishes.

I'm not going to mention her age, but 28 years ago I had just came back from a Morgantown High Football State Playoff game (They won it all that year) to find out that my Sister Terri had delivered a beautiful little girl, her first. That was 1983, and 28 years ago, but I'll be nice not to mention that Val is turning 28 today. =)

I know after talking to her a couple nights ago that she is planning on going bowling this evening, and I'm sure at least one legal beverage will be included in the evening's festivities.

Happy Birthday Val.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Big Ole Hairy Black 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 Black Friday start of the Christmas Shopping season.

Let the shopping begin, but by the time this posts, if you're reading it you're missing out on the sales. Wal-Mart started off with Toy specials at 10:00 last night and electronic sales at midnight. I stayed warm and cozy while others were fighting that madness.

Looking for some football? How about the 104th edition and might even be the final game of the backyard brawl. West Virginia is leaving for the Big 12 next season and Pitt is heading to the ACC in a couple of years, so there is a distinct possibility that with scheduling conflicts, this may be the last ever backyard brawl. This is the one series I would hope that we can keep alive with all of our eastern rivals.

Have a great day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Photo Flashback Thanksgiving Thursday

It's Thanksgiving, so I figure for a Photo Flashback Thursday I would select a photo that I remember from a Thanksgiving gone by.

This one is from 2006, we did Thanksgiving at Val's place, Moke was actually away at basic Training and managed to call that day, so we all got a chance to speak to him. This is a picture of Gary checking out the turkey that we all feasted on later that day. Most if my pictures from that day are of everyone taking a nice snooze on val's couch. Gary actually fell asleep with a cigar in his mouth, but I thought this one was a little more appropriate.

Happy Turkey day everyone.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hump Day????

Yeah right, I'm out till Monday after starting early this afternoon. Taking off early today and off tomorrow and taking Friday off to extend it into a very nice and long weekend.

After work, we'll be picking up a few things and heading out to the firehall to assist in getting ready for Thanksgiving Dinner the next day. I always enjoy Thanksgiving, the Paugh's do it up and serve quite a few Turkey's, including this one. =)

With a few deadlines that I was rushed this week to meet, I'm really glad I'll have a few days to relax. I have no plans on Friday Shopping, tried that once before and it's just not for me.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well we have once again kicked Monday's butt and staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, I can't think of a better reason than that to do a tidbits.

* It's been 1,348 days since mine and Michelle's first date a few years ago.

* It was 571 days ago that I got down on one knee in the back yard at 4:00 in the morningn and proposed marriage.

* We have had 108 days of wedded bliss.

* There are only 33 days left until Christmas.

* Happy Birthday to Michelle's dad, Dave Carpenter. I'm sure and quinny will be hitting the links some time soon to see who is the better golfer.

* Happy Birthday to Michelle's nephew Corey Marsh who also shares today as a birthday.

* Happy Birthday to Michelle's friend Shawn Ratliff to complete the birthday tri-fecta for Michelle.

* Yesterday was the first day of rifle buck season here in West Virginia.

* I think I'm going to possibly take Friday off and make it a four day weekend, but we'll see how the next couple of days go first.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, November 21, 2011

Back to Work

Well it's time to stop all the enjoyment and stick our noses back to the grindstone for a few days, at least until we all sit down and enjoy a little Thanksgiving Turkey this Thursday.

Michelle and I had a nice relaxing day yesterday, we managed to get the to theater to see a Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. I do admit they are this generations Cheech and Chong, but I have loved all of their movies, actually own the first two, so I had to see this holiday extravaganza.

For now, it's back to work for at least the next three days. I'm off Thursday and haven't decided whether or not I am planning on working on Friday or not. I guess it all depends on what I get done this week.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Morning Rumblings

Here I sit, once again in quiet household with everyone here and everyone sound asleep and I am here collecting my thoughts and doing a little work cleaning up my computer. Anytime I have computer problems or it starts to run slow, the guys at WhattheTech have been awesome in helping fix and cleanup any problems that I have had.

Chad was in for the night, he came in to help with the auction and will be heading back probably sometime today and then he will be returning for the Thanksgiving weekend coming up.

We went out yesterday and bought everything that we need to make our Thanksgiving Dinner, which we are going to do next weekend as we go to Michelle's family Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cassville Firehall.

No Steelers today, so have a great day.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Football less weekend.

Wow, I hate weekends like this in the fall, when both the Mountaineers and the Steelers both have byes this week and there really is no football for me to watch of any local interest.

If you are looking for something to do today, my Brother in Law Jim is having one of his auctions this evening at 6:00 at the Cassville Firehall. Check HERE for a partial listing of what is being offered up for auction this evening.

I known Chad is coming back from Cleveland this evening to help Jim with the Auction and Hayley is going to go and help after she gets off work this evening. I'm glad to see the kids helping out, that family has had a very rough week with two passings and funerals this past week.

Michelle had her Dr's appointment for her broken foot yesterday, it's not healing and they need to do schedule an MRI to further investigate. I know she hates wearing those boots, but they are going to need to stay on her foot for a little while longer until they can determine what the problem is.

Have a great day and stay warm.

Friday, November 18, 2011

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.

Looking for some football this weekend? Good luck. The Mountaineers are off, the Steelers are off, University High is done for the season, Clay Battelle is done for the season and only the Morgantown High Mohigans who will be hosting Parkersburg South in the second round of the High School playoffs will be playing.

Once again Nasrin text messaged me yesterday and said that she is heading up a cookie sale for Sabrina's School. I had her send me the flyer LINK to show what they are selling and the order form LINK to order them. Please note you will need to right click the link and save as to use the order form, it's just residing on my website for viewing purposes. If you want to order cookies, either contact me or Nasrin, proceeds will go to the American cancer Society, this is a school, fund raiser. She said she will be coming to Morgantown December 7th and 14th to deliver the cookies. If anyone is interested in ordering some, it goes to a couple good causes. One is Sabrina's school and secondly your sweet tooth =)

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I take a little time out to look back through all of my old pictures looking for a story to tell. This week's picture actually took a little bit of time to find.

In this picture are Michelle's brother in law Jim (in the middle) and his brother Ernie Paugh. I had to see if I could find any pictures of Ernest Howard Paugh, Ernie passed away Sunday and today is his Funeral at Hastings Funeral Home.

RIP Ernie, I know quite a few people who are going to miss you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hump Day

Well we have two down and if you look on the other side of tomorrow you can see the dawn of yet another wonderful weekend coming up.

Michelle went back home yesterday for the first of two funerals this week. She stayed last night and plans on attending her Uncle Terry's funeral today before heading back to Morgantown later today. Tomorrow will be Ernie's funeral so to say this has been a long week for her is an understatement.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Short but Sweet Tuesday's Tidbits

* I usually write my weekday blogs the night before and let them post in the early AM, with two deaths in the family and all that is going on I forgot to write it last night. Hence the short and sweet.

* 1,341 days since mine and Michelle's first date.

* 564 Days since our engagement.

* 101st day of marital bliss.

* I do at some point today plan on scratching my ass in case anyone does or does not want to know.

* Hi ho hi ho off to the gym I go.

Monday, November 14, 2011


I'm here that's about the best that I can say. Michelle lost two family members yesterday and needs to put in a long day today to make sure she gets some things done before she is pulled away from her job on family matters.

I'll be staying here in Morgantown, Hayley has to work and I'll be transporting her home from work. Chad will be leaving for work in Cleveland that he may be gone until the first of the year on a contract they need to complete. He's working for Xerox doing some network set up work.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Prayers to Michelle and her Family

Knowing that she had two family members who were fighting for their lives before we even got up yesterday morning was bad enough. While we were preparing breakfast this morning the first phone call came. Michelle's Uncle Terry had passed away in Ohio.

Michelle was planning on going up for the funeral which will be Wed and staying Tuesday night.

Then came the other bit of news a little while ago when she found out that her Uncle Ernie had passed away here in Morgantown.

My heart and prayers go out to Michelle and her family at this time of loss. This is going to be a long week, for all of them.

Please keep Michelle and her family in your prayers. This will be a very trying week for all of them.

One is in East Liverpool Ohio and the other funeral will be in Morgantown.

Final Day

Well my three day weekend comes to a close after today, this will be the final day off that I will have for my Veterans Day extended Holiday weekend.

Anyone catch the WVU-Cincinnati game yesterday? Those officials are some of the worst that I have ever seen cover a game. Seriously after 2nd and 16 you make you spot the ball in the wrong spot and give them a first down to then have to challenge the spot that was about 4 yards off from where it should have been. You don't have forward progress coming back to the ball, that's going in the opposite direction. However they get that sorted out and you don't go from 2nd and 16 to 2nd and 1 after a 15 yard pass play. Dana had to make them go to the replay booth to see that it was third down. Really? We won the game, but that has to be one of the worst officiating crews that I have ever seen for a college football game and that's saying something. Oh, and the Mountaineers went on the road and beat the #23 team at their house 24-21, when you have the winning team complaining about the officials you really need to take notice.

Well it's on to cheering for the NFL today as the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals today at 1:00 in the same stadium the Mountaineers played in yesterday, Paul Brown Stadium. I guess I better soak it in, because next week BOTH the Mountaineers AND the Pittsburgh Steelers will have Bye weeks and won't be playing. No Football next weekend? Lot's of sadness.

Have a great day.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in quiet household, no one is up yet but me. This will be changing soon as Hayley has to be at work by 8:30 this morning and we'll be running her up there and probably doing our weekly shopping at this time.

The Mountaineers play today, and if you have Comcast you can only watch the game on channel 188 if you get from what I am reading on Facebook, so if this is incorrect don't blame the messenger.

Have a great day and stay warm.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Big Ole Hairy Friday and three day Weekend

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 and a three day weekend for yours truly.

Looking for a little football action, with the start of the High School Playoffs, the Morgantown Mohigans will be hosting Musselman this evening at Pony Lewis Field. Clay Battelle will be playing host to Moorefield.

West Virginia will be traveling to play the Big East leading Cincinnati Bearcats tomorrow in Cincinnati. Yes the game will be on Television at it will be played at noon.

Nasrin text messaged me yesterday and said that she is heading up a cookie sale for Sabrina's School. I had her send me the flyer LINK to show what they are selling and the order form LINK to order them. Please note you will need to right click the link and save as to use the order form, it's just residing on my website for viewing purposes. If you want to order cookies, either contact me or Nasrin, proceeds will go to the American cancer Society, this is a school, fund raiser.

For everyone else hi ho hi ho, I'm going back to bed.

PS, today is 11-11-11

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I take a little bit of time out and look through all of my old pictures and select one just to tell a little story about. It's one of my favorite BLOG's of the week next to the one I do tomorrow, and I had to spend a little time this week to select a special picture to write about.

This weeks picture was taken at the WVU Marshall Football where WVU won 27-3, like we do every time we play Moo Tech, and we were tailgating with Michelle's company prior to the game. The other girl in the picture is the daughter of the founder of BFS, and the tall guy in the middle of this picture is former Marshall basketball Center and We Are Marshall actor Mark Patton. They wanted to get their picture taken with him, so they did.

Michelle actually has this picture hanging in her office at work. Speaking of work....hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Hump Day

Well that's two down and two to go for me as Friday is a Holiday for me, the rest of you who are not that fortunate are going up over that hump today.

I don't know how everyone else feels, but I am starting to absolutely love this weather. Now if it could just manage to stay in the 70's all winter until Spring then I would be one heck of a happy camper. I know all the ski people wouldn't like that, but I'm not one of those people who likes cold weather or strapping two boards to my feet and sliding down a hill covered with snow.

Well we are down a pet this week, Hayley has given her pet bird Veritas to Michelle's mom Susie. It will definitely have get more attention up there as Hayley is one of those kinds of people who likes to stay busy and on the run, so it's better off for him.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is once again behind us and we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, for the life of me I can't think of a better reason that that to do a tidbits.

* 1,334 days since Michelle and I went to see that god awful movie 10,000 BC. It was a magical night in my life, but I'll be honest the movie was horrible.

* It's been 557 days since I got down on one knee in the back yard and proposed marriage.

* We have had 94 days of marital bliss. We have Kim Kardashian beat.

* 47 more shopping days left until Christmas.

* Micheal Jackson's Doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of Involuntary manslaughter.

* I see my niece Val has had some Comcast issues over the past week, she said they are giving her three free movie channels for 90 days. I wonder if Bobby knows about Cinemax???

* With the back issues, I still managed to go and walk yesterday morning before work. No weight lifting, just walking and at a slower pace and not on the treadmill. I'll take it slow and see if it gets more painful or if I'll be able to moderately continue to work out.

* I realized something yesterday, when people have Birthdays on Facebook I try to consciously wish everyone who is having a birthday a very Happy Birthday. Yesterday without thinking I wished someone I went to High School with a very Happy Birthday. It was after I hit submit that I remembered he has been blind for a number of years. How does a blind man set up a Facebook account?

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, November 07, 2011

Back to Work

Yeah here we go again, another Monday and the start of another week of work. Only for me this will be only a four day work week as Friday is Veterans Day and a Federal Holiday.

I'm feeling a little better, better than I was last Friday that's for sure, but I think I am going to take a couple days off from working out. I'm not sure if what I had was the start of kidney stones or cruised kidney's, but I want to give them a few more days to recover before I get back into my daily workout routine.

It was a relaxing weekend, considering the Mountaineers had a bad weekend, and we had a visit from Michelle's Mother for the day from Pittsburgh. We did show her how to make butter and I think she liked that. My guess is she will give it a try when she gets home.

Can't put off the inevitable, hi ho hi ho

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Sunday Morning Rumblings

Twice this year I have written in a BLOG about how WVU was going to beat their opponents this year in football. One was the Syracuse BLOG which we managed to lose that game 23-49 and then this past Friday I did it again when referring to Louisville and we lost yesterday 35-38.

Dear Dana Holgorsen, how am I supposed to trash talk inferior opponents that we have been favored to beat by two scores when you can't seem to beat them? Come on coach, if you were better prepared (and didn't make a statement that you invite the pressure) maybe we could win one of these games. Something tells me you're about to lose an already fickle but over expecting fan base. Bob Huggins is from Morgantown, an Alumnus, lead us to the Final 4 and has been named the Coach of the Year before. He has the history and fan support to allow for games like Friday night, you on the other hand are a first year cocky coach who can't say "you know" enough in interviews and do not enjoy the leeway that Coach Huggins has earned.

Here is my advice to you:

1.) It's a simple game. All you have to do is move the sticks. When you are playing sisters of the poor that home run ball works more often, but as the weather gets colder (you didn't have that element in Texas) you have to understand this simple concept. Move the sticks, get a fresh set of downs.

2.) Special teams. They have cost you in all three losses this year, especially yesterdays game. That blocked Field Goal for a Touchdown alone was a 10 point swing. This was the fourth opponent this year we have given a special teams touchdown to (Marshall Punt Return, LSU Kickoff Return, Syracuse Kickoff Return and Louisville Blocked Field goal for a Touchdown) this season. We have lost 3 out of those four games. We had a punter that had an 11 and 12 yard punt. This is after we benched the first punter who had two in a row like this. You should be able to go to any Jr High school and find the average kid in any Phys Ed class that can consistently beat this. Why can't a Div 1 Football school with a well paid coach find one that can do this? Let's not forget the missed chip shot field goal either because Geno rushed third down at the end of the third quarter to throw an uncatchable fade pass.

3.) Defense. I understand they have lost a lot of players, however when they give the offense a gift and they can't capitalize on it, that is the problem. If someone would teach these guys there very simple principals of tackling instead of trying to blow someone up, we may very well be undefeated right now.

4.) Energy. It's your job as the head Coach, you're the one making the big salary, to have these guys ready. What are you doing in the locker room if anything? What ever it is, it's not working. Find a solution.

Have a great day.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Saturday Morning Ramblings

A little later this morning than I usually post, Michelle and I are both already up and have made breakfast and are planning on what we are going to do for the day. The Mountaineers play at noon and I think we're going to make a trip to Sam's club this morning when they open up to do some of our weekly shopping.

I had to come home from work yesterday early, I thought I had the start of kidney stones or something along those lines. I was actually in a lot of pain, I had went in with all intentions of working out but never made it to the gym. I took a trip to the OHU (Occupational health Unit) and they checked my urine and it came back fine, so I went to WVU urgent care to get looked at and I have to say I left that place less than impressed. Dr wrote a couple prescriptions for a muscle relaxer and a narcotic for pain, and never even looked at my back. I'm not a junkie looking for a quick fix so needless to say I wasn't looking for nor do I have any intentions in getting either of those prescriptions filled. I can deal with the pain, I just wanted to make sure there is not an underlying medical issue causing this.

I have to say that I find it ironic that Urgent care has a sign out front that says they do not prescribe pain killers or refills for pain killers and the quack that saw me did not even look at me and wrote out two prescriptions. His diagnosis without even looking was generalized back pain. No shit Sherlock, please tell me you did not graduate from West Virginia University Medical School, there was no one else there and you seemed to be more preoccupied with the sports page than your The Hippocratic Oath. At least the Nurse at OHU did a urine test ton test for blood (everything came out normal). What a quack.

Anyways, good news is Chad has got a job now with Xerox. He'll be starting not this Monday but the following Monday in Cleveland on a job working with his cousin Jonny for a month or so on that job, then they will get him something local. Michelle and I went out last night and bought him some business causal attire to work in. It's actually a VERY good job, it's the chance off a lifetime for him, I just hope he makes the best out of it and builds on this opportunity.

Have a great Saturday and Let's Go Mountaineers.

Friday, November 04, 2011

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!!!!

Looking for some High School Football? The Morgantown High Mohigans close out their regular season tonight when they travel Brooke to play the Brooke Bruins. Out in Blacksville Clay Battelle tries to register their ninth win of the season when they play host to Madonna.

The Mountaineers play host to the Looneyville (yes I spelled that correctly judging on how their fans have been acting this week) Cardinals tomorrow at noon on ESPN 3. I hope Geno and company light up the scoreboard and send the couple whiny Looneyville fans that are going to show up for the game home disappointed.

Some of you might want to note that you will get an extra hour of sleep this weekend as we will set the clocks back Saturday Night/Sunday Morning. So the weekend will be an extra hour longer that normal.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all of the digital images that I have. Some have been scanned and some have came from digital photos. I like to select just one, and recall the picture a little bit in my BLOG.

Today's picture is of my sister Terri's three kids Val, Amy and Bub. This is the earliest picture that I know of of the three of them, and Terri used (may still) have a pig picture that hung in her home of this image. As I recall it was embedded on a frame to look something like a block of wood from a tree.

My guess is that this picture was taken not too long after Bub aka RJ was born, hence my assumption that this may be the first picture taken of the three of them.

They were (and still are) some cute and lovable kids.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Cured Foundation

Cured Foundation

My niece Amy has really taken to this cause, mainly because her Sister in Law's son (her and Ralph's nephew) suffers from this.

In a Repost of her facebook:

‎**PLEASE READ..Reposted from Sara Dalton**
**This is not a chain letter of any type, PLEASE take a minute to read!!**
Dear Friends,

As many of you know, my child Hunter age:2 , suffers
from a rare autoimmune disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis ("EE"). Kids
with EE are quite literally allergic to food. The proteins in food cause a build up in the digestive tract and blood of a white blood cell called an
eosinophil.Eosinophils are meant to attack parasites, but the body of a child with EE
mistakes food for a parasite. As a result, the build up of eosinophils
cause numerous and very serious health problems, including, failure to grow
and thrive, uncontrollable vomiting, severe stomach and throat pain,
inability to sleep, joint pain, just to name a few. Many kids with EE can only eat
1 or 2 foods and have a feeding tube to survive. CURED is a charity that I
am actively involved with that raises money to find a cure for EE. CURED has
donated over $2 million to research over the past 6 years. CURED has begun
a $1 challenge. We are looking to find 500,000 people to each donate $1 or
more to CURED, since that is something that almost everyone can do in
these hard economic times. If you are interested in donating, please write
Hunter Friend on your donation and mail it to CURED at P.O. Box 32,
Lincolnshire, IL 60069. or go to and make a donation
via pay pal. Furthermore, if you wish to go even a step further, please forward this email to your family and friends. The more we get the word out there, the more
likely it will be that we will reach our goal. Thanks for your help!!! Happy Holidays!!

She has mentioned about trying to organize a benefit for this this spring. OK Readers, any suggestions?

Hump Day

Well that's two down, now if you just look over this hump beyond the horizon you can see the dawn of another weekend just on the other side of Thursday.

I was sitting around and thinking last night, we're already in the month of November. I mean Summer is long gone, we've already seen the first snow of the season and I've started warming the car up in the mornings. The trees have lost most of their leaves and days are getting shorter and shorter. heck we are just a few days from setting our clocks back an hour and getting an extra hour of sleep this coming weekend.

I miss the spring time, the time of a dawn of summer and warm weather. I guess this is just the weather I am going to have to get used to over the course of the next six or so months. Yuck.

With the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder, I guess I could start to get ready for the Holiday Season and Michelle's Christmas cookies that are probably a month or so away.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is finally behind us and we are now looking straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, can't think of a better reason than that to do a tidbits.

* It's been 1,327 days since mine and Michelle's first date.

* 550 Days since our engagement.

* 87th day of marital bliss.

* 54 more shopping days left until Christmas.

* Unfortunately we did not make it to Jean's yesterday for Trick or Treat, Michelle who has been sick for the last week came home sick yesterday and we didn't want to infect anyone she may come into contact with.

* West Virginia University is suing the Big East to avoid the 27 month exit time frame in a legal attempt to allow us to join the Big 12 for the 2012 season.

* I'm waiting to see some family pictures from last night, I can't remember the last time I was not at East Gate Manor for Halloween.

* Hi ho hi ho