Friday, August 31, 2012

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 and a Three day Weekend!!!!!

It's football season, if you are looking to see a little bit of the High School gridiron action the Morgantown Mohigans kick off their 2012 season with a home game against Taylor Allderdice (PA) tonight at Pony Lewis Field. The 1-0 University High Hawks will be traveling to Buckhannon tonight to play the Buck Ups. In single A action Clay Battelle will travel to Bishop Donahue. both teams are 1-0 on the season and someone will get their second win tonight.

Tomorrow the Blundering Turds of Moo tech come to town as the Mountaineers look to score see if we can clobber Marshall worse than we clobbered Clemson in the Orange Bowl. It would be a fitting end to that series that the Mountaineers currently lead 11 games to nothing.

Michelle and I, will probably be doing a little bit of relaxing this weekend to get ready for our cruise next weekend. We've traveled or has something to do every weekend for a couple of months now, with the exception of having a little pic nic Sunday afternoon, we're taking it easy.

Let's get this long weekend started

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all of my older pictures and find on to write a blog about. Moments in time that I have captured with a camera and re-living through my blog. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that one special picture and sometimes it's not so easy but it is always a lot of fun.

This weeks picture goes way back to another millenium, much less another Century or decade. This goes all of the way back to August of 1999 and the time I spent with my Sister Terri, Nick, Randy, Val and Amy at Ocean City Maryland. It was the weekend before In started college, we had all went down to Ocean City for a few days to soak in the sun and atmosphere.

This is a picture I got of Val, Amy and randy down on the beach. Actually I think this is a picture taken by the beach photographer that Terri bought, I just have a digital copy of it.

It was a memorable weekend, one that actually saw me even get my ear pierced..LOL

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's Football Season

The 2012 College Football season will officially start this weekend for the defending Orange Bowl Champion Mountaineers as they take on the Marshall Thundering herd for the 12th and final time in this series.

The Mountaineers currently hold an 11-0 advantage in the series and the 11th ranked Mountaineers look to extend that streak to 12 games this Saturday as oddmakers establish them as a 24 point favorite to win.

The Mountaineers are lead by two possible Heisman Candidates in Geno Smith and Tavon Austin, when you throw Stedman Bailey into the mix the Mountaineers have what In would consider the best passing attack in the country.

As we start Big XII play this season, this game will probably be the last game in this series for a number of years. We have 9 Big XII conference games a season and that leaves us with just three non-conference games a year.

Pitt is not on the schedule this season, and Oliver Luck has expressed interest in renewing the backyard brawl and Maryland and us has been a long time rivalry that battles over some very hot recruiting areas.

Let's Go Mountaineers!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is once again in our rear view mirrors and we are 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 1,628 magical days since Michelle and I went out on our first date.

* 851 days since we became engaged.

* We've been married for 388 days now, and still going strong.

* There are only 120 shopping days left until Christmas.

* We set sail in 12 more days, I am ready for a vacation too.

* I need to start writing some predated blogs some time soon, I'll have them post while we are out in the Atlantic and update people are where we are and what we will be doing at that time. I'll have no internet connection out there, or at least not one I'm willing to pay that much for.

* The pet store is still going strong, Scales & Tails Reptile and Fish Store has a facebook page now.

* Can you believe are about ready to kick of the college football season? West Virginia closes out their seven game series with Marshall this Saturday.

* We're not planning on doing any traveling this coming weekend. It might be a football weekend where we watch some football.

* Watched the movie Hunger Games on Sunday, two thumbs up. It's a trilogy and this was the first of the three movies to be released.

* Cardio day

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to Work Monday

All good things must come to an end and that includes weekends. It's time to take our noses and stick them back on the grindstone so we can continue to do the things that we like to do.

One thing I do like about today, this will be my last Monday until the 24th of September. Next weekend is a holiday weekend and the following two Mondays I will be on vacation. I'll return to work the 25th, I'm just taking an extra day of vacation after my cruise to get our chores such as shopping, and laundry done before we both return to work.

Yesterday was a relaxing day, we dropped off some habanero powder to Steph that we picked up from Amish Country. Then we returned some containers that Jean had delivered some food for us last week while Michelle was recovering from her surgery.

I watched some television as Michelle took a much needed nap to rest from the day before. So much running around after her surgery has kind of took a little bit of a toll on her. She rested up for today so she can hit the workweek strong.

Lifting and cardio day for me, although I think I re-aggravated my shoulder Friday.

Hi ho hi o

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Morning Ramblings

We had a great day yesterday, headed out of town around 6:00 in the morning and spent a few hours in Amish Country. With such an early start we were able to visit and explore a few places we had never been, Michelle loved the Christmas Store but unfortunately I had to remind her the day wasn't infinite and we had other places to go yesterday. We did manage to hit a couple of the indoor flea markets and of course we tasted some wine at Breitenbach.

The reunion was nice and we found a friend right outside the entrance as you can see. It was a beautiful park, nice pond, has a swimming pool and a small amusement park for the kids to ride a few rides. We manged to get a number of pictures and videos of Michelle's Grandmother Gigi. We'll see her next at Christmas time when we head north.

On the trip home we stopped by Tappan Lake in Ohio and no trip through Wheeling is complete without a stop by Cabelas.

One of my Dad's favorite Pizzas was from a place called DiCarlo's in Wheeling. When my Aunt passed away 25 or so years ago we stayed in Wheeling and Dad went and ordered some Pizza. Long story short, every time I went to Wheeling he had me bring him back some DiCarlos pizza. I had told the story to Michelle a few times and on her suggestion, she wanted to try it. I think we'll be stopping there again next time we head to Wheeling.

We arrived home last night and Michelle was exhausted, she didn't get much sleep the night before because of my snoring this time. It was a very memorable day for both of us.

Today it will be a shopping we will go. Chad is probably headed to Pittsburgh for a reptile show (he bought himself a new iPad with his first paycheck) to gather some snakes for the store off of a breader that they know. They order the other reptiles through a company in I think Florida (He and Johnny are going to Disney World next month through them), but he buys his snakes from someone very reputable that they know.

Anyways, have a great day.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Road Trip

We're heading out this morning and going to Ohio. Michelle has a family reunion in New Philadelphia, Ohio which is the exit on I-77 that you get off of to visit Amish Country.

I know Michelle is wanting to visit the Breitenbach Winery and the Swiss Heritage Winery which are both very close the reunion.

We are also talking about heading to either Berlin Ohio or Sugar Creek before we head on over to the reunion later this morning or early this afternoon.

By the time most of you wake up, we'll already be there. =)

Have a Great Day.

Friday, August 24, 2012

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.

If you are looking for a little bit of free entertainment, BOPARC is doing their final movie in the park for the summer (I think) with the movie Journey 2 The Mysterious Island!

Michelle and I will be heading out early tomorrow morning, one to get away from all the students that are now in town and two to go to her family reunion in New Philadelphia, Ohio. We're heading out early so we can hit Amish Country first and then spend some time with her family. We'll be back tomorrow night, so it's just going to be a one day trip. This will be our last trip until we head out on vacation.

Lifting and cardio

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and reflect upon all of my pictures that I have stored on my computer. Little moments in time that I have captured through the years that I can write a blog about and reflect upon. Sometimes it's easy to find that pic and sometimes it's not so easy. It is never dull or boring ans always a lot of fun to reflect.

This weeks picture goes back to 2005 and Halloween at Jean's place. This is a picture of Rich, I had the opportunity to post a few pictures of him wearing his bonnet, but I chose one from later in the evening.

It's a picture of him holding Bunky, it's a picture taken after everyone had already left for the evening and I caught this very nice picture of Rich and Bunk.

If anyone remembers, this is also the year that we had gotten a foot of snow three weeks earlier while the leaves were still on the trees. If anyone remembers, this caused a lot of power outages around the area.

Happy Birthday Moke

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my nephew Moke a very Happy Birthday today. If my memory serves me correct, that should make him about 24 years old today.

Moke is one that has made everyone in this family proud, he has served his country and he did so in as many as six other foreign lands including the war zone in Iraq.

I'm not sure if he is attending classes this semester or not, he has been attending WVU but has not been going every Semester. I know he has been working at the UPS store on Patterson Drive for a while now.

If you happen to see Moke today, make sure you wish him the Happiest of Birthdays.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to Work

I know it's the middle of the week, but I've been off the last two days due to Michelle's surgery and recovering from it. I was under Doctor's advice to not leave her alone for 24 hours and since Chad has the pet store now I stretched it into a four day weekend.

Today however, it's back to the grindstone for a few days. It is going to make for a nice short week, but we're traveling Saturday so that will be a long day.

We stopped over at Scales and tails yesterday, just to give Michelle a chance to get and around a little bit. I wanted to get her up and out of the house, she is supposed to return to work today if she feels up to it. We also stopped down at P and P Auctions Warehouse for a little while to see my Brother in Law Jim.

On a side note if you are looking for a cheap tank, Chad has these on sale for $5.00 each while they last, They are some of the old tanks from the store. There is nothing wrong with the tanks, they are just trying to clear out the store while they remodel.

Back to lifting today so

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is done for most of you, it's still a Tuesday and I can't think of a better reason than that to do a tidbits.

* Michelle's surgery went well, we got her home last night and fed her some soup and chicken. That day is now behind us and today will be a recovery day. I'll be off today as well taking care of her.

* It's been 1,621 magical days since Michelle and I went on our first date.

* It's been 844 days since I proposed.

* 381 days of wedded bliss.

* 126 more shopping days left until Christmas.

* We set sail in 19 more days. It's getting closer and closer!!!!!!

* This weekend it is probably going to be another weekend of travel to Amish Country. This will be our last weekend we have anything scheduled until we set sail on our cruise. The following weekend is a Holiday weekend and the start of football season, we're staying put.

* A thank you to everyone who checked on Michelle yesterday, a special thanks to Ang for showing my lost butt how to get back to the recovery room after I got lost and was wandering around.

* I'm participating in a couple of for fun fantasy football leagues again this year. Michelle's family does a couple of leagues.

* Have a great day.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Surgery Today

I love an extended weekend, but only for the fun things we do to enjoy life. Michelle will be having surgery this morning and hopefully she will be able to come home today or tomorrow.

Note to her Mom and dad and Sisters, I will keep you updated via phone and/or text message today.

Happy Birthday Gloria Jean Hall

I would like to take this opportunity and wish the one everyone refers to an anmaw a very Happy Birthday Today.

jean is someone that Michelle and I still owe a huge debt of gratitude to because she did all of the cooking for our wedding last year. I actually had a friend of mine tell me yesterday he wished Michelle and I would renew our vows so he can get some more of those perogies.

If you happen to see jean today, make sure that you wish her the Happiest of Birthdays today. I know she is someone who has touched and influenced everyone's life in a positive manner, make sure she enjoys the day.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household where everyone except me and one of the cats is fighting a losing battle with the sandman. It's been a long few days for everyone with the reunion, the opening of scales and tales and watching my Mother in Laws four dogs for the entire week.

With WVU starting tomorrow I would like to get an early start this morning, but that all depends on how Michelle is feeling. She was a little bit under the weather yesterday evening, so I'll have to see how she feels in a little bit.

Later today I think we are going to go to scales and tails and help them get their inventory into to a database using a the new Point of Sale system they just purchased and installed. That and continue to do a little bit of cleaning at the store, they have made tremendous strides in reorganizing it since they have taken over. Chad and Laiah have been getting home long after I have went to bed.

Pearl, our car, finally hit the 10,000 mile mark. It's been a year since we purchased it so I guess we are doing good on mileage. She has seen a few more miles during the warm summer months. We plan on doing a day trip next weekend to Amish Country and Michelle's family reunion and heading to Baltimore in a couple of weeks after that to set sail.

Enjoy your day.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Reunion Day

With a kickoff last night at Madeline's and "Drinking with Smitty" that turned out to be a big success, today is the day of the pic nic and this evening is the official get together at Archie's this evening.

We missed dinner trying to run around this newly student infested town and get a few things done. We did make it to Gene's and I was actually surprised that we had a very good turn out last night. Jeff Grable provided the evenings entertainment and Smitty was the guy greeting anyone and everyone who walked through the door.

Many people I was able to recognize due to Facebook, some never changed much, and I was siting talking to John Rice and for the life of me could not figure out who he was.

Maybe today I can get around a little better, it was crowded last night, and meet a greet a few of my old classmates.

Friday, August 17, 2012

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.

If you are looking for a little cheap, and in cheap I mean free entertainment tonight, BOPARC is having what I would assume to be their last movies in the park of the summer with a showing of the Movie Spy Kids 4 tonight at 9:00. They will have the bouncy house this evening starting at 7:00. I'm not sure where the movie is being played specifically, they did not list it.

This weekend is my 30th Reunion for my Class at Morgantown High. There was an informal get together last night at Archies, but I didn't go. There will be dinner this evening at 7:00 at Madelines followed by "Drinking with Smitty" at Genes at 9:00. Tomorrow there will be a tour of Morgantown High for all who are interested and a Pic Nic at Coopers Rock tomorrow afternoon followed by a get together at Archies tomorrow night.

Scales and Tails is now open in Westover. They took it over Wednesday officially, they are going to do some remodeling, but they are now open. So if you in the market for a new snake, yes they make great pets, head on over to Scales and Tails in Westover for all your reptile needs. It's just across from the Dairy Mart and up the hill a little, it's not hard to find.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all of my pictures that I have stored on my computer and select just one picture to tell a little story about. I have to be honest, this weeks picture is not my picture and is just simply one I googled off of the internet.

Why did I google a picture of Elvis? Well today is the 35th Anniversary of his death. It was 35 years ago today that I was out in the back yard playing baseball, something I loved to do, and my Grandmother walked outside crying. I had no idea what was wrong, so I asked her. Wiping away her tears and stuttering she said Elvis died.

It had come across the networks as a special announcement that did nothing short of start a media storm of Elvis and his life. I've never seen anything like it before, and never really seen anything like it since with two notable exceptions. When the Iraq War started about 20 years ago and we bombed Baghdad and 9-11-01. Other than those two events I've never seen such a media storm over an event in my life.

I had another picture I was going to use, one of my own, but when I realized this was the 35th anniversary of Elvis's death I decided to change it up a little bit.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hump Day

Well that's two days down, get over that lunchtime hump today and we'll be able to look off in the distance and see another weekend off in the horizon.

Michelle worked late last night to try to get some things done before she has her surgery next week. Her and her partner in crime Lydia are getting some of the taxes done so that Lydia can concentrate on the other things. She's not going to leave her high and dry, so she's making sure everything is good to go before next week.

I'm thinking either today or tomorrow is when Chad and Johnny take over the pet store officially. He was having some complications from his surgery last week, but appears to be feeling much better now.

Is it football season yet? I'm about ready to watch the Mountaineers put a serious hurting on Marshall to close out that lopsided series. A win and that will move the series to 12-0 in our favor before it is shelved after the most recent seven year run.

Lifting and a cardio day so

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday's Tidbits

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

* 1,614 days ago was when me and my sweetie went on our first date. The movie stunk, but it was a great date.

* 837 days ago I played the romantic and got down on one knee and proposed marriage to my best friend.

* 374 days ago we partied down at the Marilla Center and exchanged our vows.

* There are still 133 more shopping days left until Christmas.

* There are only 26 more days remaining until we set sail for our tropical vacation.

* The Olympics are now over with. The United States won the overall medal count and had more Gold's and Silver's than any other country. U-S-A U-S-A U-S-A

* We are dog sitting my Mother In Law's dogs this week as they are on vacation in Myrtle Beach.

* Chad takes over as manager and Streets Pet Store in Westover changes owners this Thursday. I think they want to concentrate on reptiles and fish. There are a number of saltwater tanks already set up over there.

* My 30th High School Reunion is this weekend. Michelle and I will be attending.

* Cardio day so

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, August 13, 2012


Well my weekend of travel and White Castle Hamburgers is now over with, now it's time for me to head back into the office for yet another week of putting my nose to the grindstone.

I have to say we had a great weekend, we had a great time visiting Cleveland and spending a little bit of time at Lake Erie. I would like to return some time soona dn visit a couple of attractions. One would be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

and the other would be to visit the house from the movie A Christmas Story which is only a few blocks away. Not in the immediate plans, but something we would like to do in the next year.

Today is both a lifting and a cardio day for me. I took Friday off from lifting to give my shoulder a little bit of a rest, but I was playing around a little bit in the gym in Cleveland. I have some deadlines coming up soon for production of another Atlas, so I'm about to get busy again. I like it better like that, the days tend to go much quicker and it gives a whole lot more content into my monthly

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Country Roads Take me Home

Coming to you from Cleveland Ohio after enjoying last nights festivities and sightseeing. We'll be heading back to West Virginia here sometime this morning. We might be heading down towards Amish Country sometime today, it all depends on when we get started and what time we want to arrive home today.

We still have to do our grocery shopping when we get home today, we did our Sam's Club Shopping Friday evening and Michelle busted butt and got the laundry done for the week before we ever even headed up this way.

It'll be nice to get to good old West Virginia and back to our own home. We enjoyed our time here in Cleveland and spending some time with Michelle's cousin Julie, who she grew up with. We've taken a couple of cameras, so maybe we have captured a magical moment in tome or two.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cleveland Bound

Road trip!!! We are heading out of town this morning and will be staying overnight in Cleveland this evening as we attend Michelle's cousins wedding this evening.

We'll be heading out this morning around 9:00 is and stopping by where her Mom lives, who is in Myrtle Beach, to drop off a Pampered Chef order to some people who ordered from us.

Ont thing I do plan on doing today or tomorrow is I will make my first ever in person trip to White Castle to get some of those hot off the grill hamburgers that everyone loves. I've only ever had the ones that are frozen, now I am looking forward to actually going to a White Castle and chowing down. I've heard about them for years, I've also heard a lot of mixed reviews from people. Some love them, some hate them. I like the frozen ones, but I hear they are better of the grill. We shall see.

The wedding and the reception will be at the historical Nicholson House in Lakewood this evening at 7:00 with the reception immediately following at the same location.

Have fun today, we intend to.

Friday, August 10, 2012

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.

With the Mon County Fair in full swing this week, that is where you are going to have to go for your entertainment from BOPARC. They will return next week with another movie in the park, this week they want you to enjoy the county fair.

Michelle and I will be running around trying to get most of the weekend chores done as we are heading up north to Cleveland for the weekend. Her cousin will be getting married tomorrow night and we will be heading up tomorrow morning. It'll be a nice get away for us as we count down to when we set sail.

It;s a lifting and a cardio day so.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all of my old pictures that I have stored on my computer and select just one image to tell a little story about. Each one is a captured moment in time of days gone by that we can reflect upon. Some times it's an easy thing to find that picture, sometimes it's not really that easy. It is never dull and always enjoyable.

This weeks picture goes back a few years, back to the time when I was not hair impaired and actually had something on top of my head that needed groomed. I was also a few pounds lighter way back then, when I lived at Barrington North back around 1985-6 time frame.

Mom and Don had drove up from Georgia where they were both living to pay a little visit, and they brought my sister Terri over with them. Terri was already married and I believe this was done right after Amy was born if that helps get the year a little closer. I think I actually had a little bit of a sexy mullet going on back then.

This was the time in my life when I was a partier. I worked at Sterling Faucet by day, and spent the evenings enjoying living that care free lifestyle.

It was definitely a long time ago.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Hump Day

Well the Mountaineers are in full swing on fall practices for the 2012 season. Expectations are high with a #11 preseason ranking this season as the Mountaineers start threir first season of Big XII play.

Everyone knows the names of Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. These guys are the heart of our passing attack from last season that torched anyone and everyone they played. The Offense will be fine this coming season, maybe even a little better than last years, hence the high pres-season ranking.

The big question is on the defensive side of the ball where we are replacing the majority of the staff and we graduated First Round Draft Pick Bruce Irvin who will be tearing it up this season in the NFL.

There is one newcomer on defense that I will be keeping an eye on. Karl Joseph graduated High School a semester early and enrolled at WVU this past spring. He had a nice instinct for the ball and looked like he will be a next level player. He's already won a starting job for the season.

It should be a very good year, one to get excited about.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well Monday is now once again in our rear view mirrors and we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, I can't for the life of me think of a better reason than that to do a tidbits.

* It's been 1,607 days since mine and Michelle's first date a little over four years ago.

* It's been 830 days since I got down on one knee and proposed marriage.

* It's been 367 days (One year and one day with leap year) since my best friend went from Girlfriend to wife.

* There are 140 more shopping days left until Christmas.

* There are only 33 more days until we set sail on the high seas and head down to a tropical paradise. This has been a long countdown, and we're ready to go with the exception of packing the suite cases.

* We will be heading out of town this weekend to attend Michelle's cousins wedding in Cleveland. With watching so many people take vacations as we patiently await ours, it'll be nice to get away for a night out of town.

* We'll be heading back that way in two weeks for a family reunion.

* It's a cardio day

* Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Randy Lee Hamrick Jr.

I would like to take this special opportunity to wish my Nephew Randy a very Happy Birthday today.

If my calculations are correct and he was born in about 1988, this should make Randy about 24 years old today. I've been known to miss a date or two in my life, but I am almost positive on this one.

Happy Birthday Randy, I'm not sure that I will see you today, but hopefully you get a chance to read this.

If you happen to see Randy today, make sure you take a little bit of time out and wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Monday, August 06, 2012

First Anniversary

It was one magical year ago today that my life changed forever. It was a day that I'm sure many people in my family had wondered if they would ever see, a day that I some times even wondered if I would ever see.

One year ago today I married my best friend, my lover and my soul mate. The person who has helped me bring my life into perspective and made me realize that I had just wandered around like an empty soul for the first 47 years of my life.

It was one year ago today that our lives were forever joined as husband and wife. A day when I finally felt complete for the first time in my entire life. I have my wife to thank for allowing me to experience this feeling that had evaded me for my entire life.

It's been one magical year. We have had our ups and downs just like every married couple, mostly ups with a rare down. She is the love of my life, the one who I chose to spend the rest of my life with.

To my beautiful wife and best friend Michelle, thank you for saving me. It was you that rescued me from a life of loneliness and unfulfillment. We came a long with in the time we dated and we have come a longer way in the past year. I only look towards the future with anticipation as to the tomorrow we are building while cherishing the yesterdays we made. I love you with all of my heart.

Happy First Anniversary.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

BFS Company Pic Nic

So much for my early morning spiel here, the kids are all up and ready to head to a reptile show in Pittsburgh at the Convention Center. Michelle and I however will be heading over to Mason Dixon Park this afternoon for her company pic nic this afternoon.

Of all the years we have been together, I think this is the first time BFS has actually went out and had a corporate pic nic for all of the office personnel. They will be moving out of their current location on the mileground in the near future and will be relocating to a new location to Cheat Lake. Michelle said they have rented the whole park, meaning there are three pavilions in case it rains or anything of that nature. Should be a real good day.

Yesterday we took advantage of the season ending sales at JC Penney's and bought a lot of new clothes for our cruise next month. We just happen to hit that just right as they had lowered the prices on everything and were literally getting ready to bring out their fall collection.

Yesterday evening Michelle and I met Jean at the P and P Family auction. Jim had a number of nice items including a Refrigerator, Stove and Dish washer than he was trying to let go dirt cheap as well as a lot of cabinetry, but no one was biting any anything. He had trouble moving the larger ticket items last night. Something tells me he can put those items at the store and they will move pretty quickly with the students coming back soon.

Have a great day

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Saturday Morning Ramblings

To my pleasant surprise yesterday, when I arrived home and the FedEx truck was there delivering three large boxes addressed to us. And wouldn't you know that the name of the side of the boxes said Pampered Chef.

We have everyone's order who ordered and will be delivering them in the next couple of days. The nice part about it all is the picture that you see to the left is JUST OUR STUFF, the majority of it free due to having a very good show and meeting a Pampered Chef incentive for the month of July. We made a big sale a few years ago as well, plus Pampered Chef stuff Michelle had previously had and we have a kitchen stocked in high quality kitchen gadgets with lifetime warranties. It was a nice surprise.

Nothing on the schedule today except a little shopping maybe before the Fall lines come out. We will be traveling next weekend for a wedding in Cleveland. It'll be nice to get away for an evening, but that'll be next weekend.

Our Garden is starting to put out. We've already frozen some jalapeno peppers and now we are starting to harvest some nice sized cucumbers. I guess there is a special pleasure when you can grow your own food.

Have a great day.

Friday, August 03, 2012

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.

First and foremost congratulations to my old boss at IMCWV and fellow NETL contractor Chad and his wife Ashley. They were blessed with their third child yesterday afternoon.

If you are looking for a little cheap, and as in cheap I mean free family entertainment BOPARC is having the family funfest at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. Tonight's free movie will be Footloose. This is not the original movie that was made back in the early 1980's, but the remake of that movie that was done last year. Come out early for the family fun bounce house at 7:00 and the movie starts around 9:00.

I have been a little tired this week for some reason, I really have not been myself. Hopefully I can feel better today, I've just been feeling blah.

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look back through all of my pictures that I have stored and select just one image, one captured moment in time to tell a little bit of a story about. Sometimes it's easy to find that image, and sometimes it's rather challenging, however one thing it always is a lot of fun.

This weeks picture goes back a few years, back to the last season that the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl. We had won the Steelers Trivia Show and one of our prizes was the ability to go down on the field prior to a Steelers game of our choice.

We all decide that the Indianapolis game that season was the one we wanted to attend, Peyton Manning was the man and if memory serves me correct they were the defending Super Bowl Champions and the Steelers were playing them.

If you are asking who is in this picture it's an easy answer. This was taken probably an hour before anyone else even came to the field. This was the first player out, the one who worked his butt off and is one of my favorite all time Steelers, although he is no longer a Steeler anywhere but our hearts.

The man is Hines Ward. I learned a new level of respect for him on that day.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Hump Day

Here we go again, the single hardest blog of the week to write. It's two days away from a Monday or a Friday and stuck right in the middle of a tidbits and a Photo Flashback. It's the one blog of the week that I am the least inspired to write, barring something major has happened.

I am starting to think that my life needs a little more excitement during the week. Something I can write about and fill this empty blog. Maybe I need a new subject to write a recurring blog about. A sports roundup maybe, I'm a big football fan and love to talk about sports or something of that nature. I'm just needing a theme for the middle of the week so I can get through the day of blah and blogging.

I would have a wide variety of things to talk about, the Mountaineers, the Steelers, the Pirates, the Penguins, recruiting, rumors that I have been hearing, or just the past weeks results from one of those sports.

I could always write a blog about my fashion sense, but I don't really seem to have any. Or maybe I could write about food since I love to eat. Review restaurants or movies?

Anyone have any ideas?

Lifting and cardio

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