Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Michelle has completed her first day back in an office environment, I can't think of a better way to celebrate than a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,018 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new and improved 991 day Calender. I prefer my calendar as it is the best calendar and it is variable. 

* It has been 6,249 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have a minor in Communications and a Minor in History. 

* 4,836 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC movie that was horrible. 

* 4,065 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. It was no surprise, she knew it was coming. 

* It was 3,587 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, then we feasted like Kings and Queens. 

* I have now lived 1,227 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 3,893 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 453 days away. 

* There are 246 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. The Concert was supposed to be this August (actually it was supposed to be in March of last year) and they have moved it until the middle of February next year. So basically I bought tickets for a concert in 2022 in 2019. 

* 230 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, he has ended his winter vacation and can once again be seen in the back yard eating the Corn Michelle puts out. He and his wife live under the old bridge in the backyard. 

* 199 more days to go until my Goodbye 2021 Blog is posted, I'm hoping for a big year this year. 

* There are 192 more shopping days left until Christmas 2021. You still have plenty of time. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 169 more days. 

* There are 51 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 5 days until the start of  Summer 2021. My second favorite season of the year. I'm currently enjoying my favorite season. I'm ready for some nicer weather I do know that. 

* I have written 6,432 blogs in the now 16 1/2+ years since I started blogging. 

* Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. 

* Amy and Ralph finally moved into their new house late last week. They have busted their rear ends for some time and they are now officially in their new home. Congratulations.

* I'm still in Martisnbrg working, there is a Waffle House across from the hotel. 

* Hayley is loving San Diego, now the question is will they come back...lol

* I think we are either at the end of the tail end of the COVID Pandemic. It's been a rough 15 months but we are starting to see everything return to normal. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, June 14, 2021

It's a Hi ho hi ho kind of day

How long has it been since we have had a double hi ho hi ho kind of day for both Michelle and me. I'll tell you the last day we both left the house and both went to work, March 31, 2020. 440 days ago since both Michelle and I went out the door to go to our jobs on the same day. She worked from home since her previous employer shut down the Fairmont office and started to remodel a building that they bought, so this is almost like a milestone for us. 

She starts with FD Kitchen's and Bath today for about a week. She will be in this location and it looks like they will be moving into their new location in the next week or so. They acquired one of the new buildings that is beside the old Atomic Grill and are finishing up their remodel there before they move in. I know she is excited to get out of the house and back into a work environment. I'm very happy for her and I know she is excited as well. Good luck Michelle. 

Myself, I will be heading East, the far eastern panhandle to work for RTI this week. Martinsburg is on my radar and I'm kind of glad to be going someplace new for a few weeks. Looks like I will be there for three weeks as we continue to try to get as many interviews as we can before June 30th. The next quarter which traditionally starts July 1st will start in the middle of July to give them time to get the lead letters out for the next round of interviews. I'll be staying at the Comfort Inn in Martinsburg as the Holiday Inn did not offer any rooms at the Government rate, plus I will be closer to my segment. Kind of excited as my room has a 2 person whirlpool, their rates were low enough that I managed to get myself a Suite for the week. 

Have yourselves a great day

HI HO HI HO

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday

Here I once again sit in a quiet household, everyone else is sleeping and I'll let everyone sleep in this morning as most of our typical Sunday morning chores are already completed. We went grocery shopping and mowed grass and paid the bills yesterday so that we can both relax today. 

Michelle and I will be heading to Pittsburgh later this morning to drop Hayley's car off to her and Tyler. We're going to take it to Charlie Brown's in Pittsburgh today so that it is there for when they return home Thursday night. It would just be too much for Michelle or I to do it on Thursday as she will be working her new job and I'll be returning from Martinsburg from working. So we're going to take the car up today and drop it off and take our time getting home. 

Not much else planned for the day, maybe get a headstart on my weeks worth of Blogs so that everyone is entertained and get everything organized to head out to Martinsburg tomorrow. It's been a couple of weeks since I traveled for work, so it's going to be an adjustment getting back into that frame of mind. I was going to work in Romney again this week, but there is a lot of work in Martinsburg that we want to address before the end of the quarter June 30th. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a semi-quiet household, 4 cats and a green cheek conure can make a little bit of noise when the humans are asleep. I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and trying to plan the day out. 

Michelle and I will be doing our Sunday shopping today, we have to take Hayley's car to the airport tomorrow as Michelle will be working this upcoming week. We'll drop it off for her so she can pick it up when she gets home later this week. Doing that means we move some of tomorrow's chores to today including our weekly grocery shopping. 

Weather permitting we will probably be cutting grass today as well. It's not like either one of us will be available during the week anymore to cut any, so we'll knock it out. 

My travel plans were changed this upcoming week, I will not be working in Romney and will instead be spending some time in Martinsburg working. The quarter ends June 30 and we have a lot of work in that segment of the state that has not even been addressed. I've worked the Northern and Eastern Panhandle this quarter, might as well finish it in the furthest point in the panhandle. There is so much work that they are bringing in someone from Virginia to work half of it as we are now allowed to cross state lines to work. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Big Ole Hairy Friday...the return

Even with last weeks absence of the Big Ole Hairy Friday Blog,it is now once again that time of the week that we all look forward to when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday.

This is Michelle's last weekend so to speak, she starts a new job with FD Kitchen and Bath on Monday, and I will be returning to the Eastern Panhandle, in the Romney area to work this upcoming week. I think Michelle is super excited to get out of the house and back into a work environment. She worked from home the last 8 months with her previous employer before they closed their doors for good. 

No big plans for us this weekend, other than running Hayley's car up to Charlie Brown's for when they fly back into town on Thursday. That way their car will be there and ready for them to go home. Speaking of the kids, they look like they are having a great time out on the left coast. I know she has already taken a trip to the zoo on Wednesday and they are planning on going up in a hot air balloon over San Diego. 

Have yourselves a great day, enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Photo Flashback Thursday



Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look at some of the 30,000+ photos that I have stored on my computer. Little lost moments in time that I either captured with a lens, scanned, or just stole from someplace on the internet. I like to find just one and post it up and recall or relive the picture to the best of my ability. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it has always been a whole lot of fun.

You knew I would not let this photo flashback go without something from this past weekend. This p[icture was stolen I have to confess, but it was on Hayley's wedding day when her and Tyler went back down to the beach at sunset to grab a few pictures. 

This one stood out to me for some reason, I think it was one of my favorites from the entire weekend. The happy couple are still enjoying their honeymoon in San Diego.

Have yourselves a great day. 

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Tuesday's Tidbits

* A very hectic Monday is now behind us, time to concentrate on a Tuesday and do little tidbits for everyone. 

* It has been 21,011 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new and improved 991 day Calender. I prefer my calendar as it is the best calendar and it is variable. 

* It has been 6,242 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have a minor in Communications and a Minor in History. 

* 4,829 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC movie that was horrible. 

* 4,058 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. It was no surprise, she knew it was coming. 

* It was 3,580 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, then we feasted like Kings and Queens. 

* I have now lived 1,220 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 3,900 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 460 days away. 

* There are 253 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. The Concert was supposed to be this August (actually it was supposed to be in March of last year) and they have moved it until the middle of February next year. So basically I bought tickets for a concert in 2022 in 2019. 

* 237 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, he has ended his winter vacation and can once again be seen in the back yard eating the Corn Michelle puts out. He and his wife live under the old bridge in the backyard. 

* 206 more days to go until my Goodbye 2021 Blog is posted, I'm hoping for a big year this year. 

* There are 199 more shopping days left until Christmas 2021. You still have plenty of time. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 176 more days. 

* There are 58 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 12 days until the start of  Summer 2021. My second favorite season of the year. I'm currently enjoying my favorite season. I'm ready for some nicer weather I do know that. 

* I have written 6,425 blogs in the now 16 1/2+ years since I started blogging. 

* Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. 

* I'm working in Morgantown this week after some time off for Hayley's wedding. 

* Condolences to the Koon Family for the loss of Marianne this past weekend. Michelle and I were in Delaware when we saw the post from her son Evan delivered the heartbreaking news via Facebook. She was an absolute character and would leave anyone laughing with her sense of humor. She will be missed, the funeral is this afternoon. Michelle and I visited last night to pay our respects.  

* Hayley is loving San Diego, it's a whole different world out there and so far it has been a pleasurable experience for her.

* We're actually Green for COVID for Monongalia County, although most of the rest of the state is red you can track the state stats HERE. We're still Orange on the Harvard map though. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, June 07, 2021

Mission Accomplished

Goals were set, a plan was put into place and all went off without a hitch. Hayley officially became Mrs. Tyler Ash this weekend and everything went very well. Her and Tyler are officially wed and they are officially on west coast, Sand Diego, for their honeymoon. 

There was a special surprise that no one could have predicted or planned for. We held the wedding on Assateague Island, an island where wild ponies reside. This is their natural habitat and they do live there. As Hayley and I crossed the sand dune and looked to the ocean, there were 8 or 9 ponies just lined up by the ocean. They didn't move and just stood there until the ceremony was over. That's when a few of them decided they wanted to be a part of the party and broke their formation and almost as if it were on que, came and greeted everyone in a very friendly manner. One of the locals said it was a perfect day, as the ponies have not been on this beach for a couple of months but showed up on Hayley's wedding day. This was unexpected and just made her day.
 
I carried her Dad's remains in one arm and her in the other as Michelle and I gave her away to become Tyler's bride. I think it is one of the most honored that I have ever been in my life, that she allowed me to not only be a part of it, but in such an important role that I was honored to do. I am proud to call this young woman my daughter, oh and today also happens to be her Birthday. Reach out to her and wish this beautiful young lady a very happy birthday. 

I want to thank any and all who were involved in this weekend, everything came together like clockwork and gave Hayley a very memorable wedding. 

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Return Road Trip

The celebrating and Marrying is all done, Hayley and Tyler will be heading to Philadelphia this morning to get on a plane so that they can head out to San Diego and enjoy their Honeymoon for a couple of weeks. 

Michelle and I will be bringing two different cars back. I'll drive ours back home and she is going to take Hayley and Tyler's car to Canonsburg to pick up Hayley's cats before she returns home. I'll be home before her and hopefully will have the car unloaded before she gets home. 

It's going to be a long and busy day of traveling, tomorrow we'll be heading out and doing our weekly shoppings that we did not do due to our trip. 

Have yourselves a great day, we're coming home. 

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Wedding Day

All of the planning and all the hard work Hayley and Tyler have done is all coming to a culmination today, a day where her Dad Richard, and I will be giving away my favorite daughter to a very good man in Tyler Ash. I consider this one of the biggest honors in my lifetime as I have watched this little girl grow up into a beautiful young woman. 

So today at around 10:30, we will all head on over to Assateague Island as Michelle, Rich and I will see this little girl Marry the man of her dreams. 

We will welcome Tyler officially into our family and Michelle and I gain a son in law and Hayley's will be welcomed into the Ash family and take the Ash name as her own. 

This date has been set in stone by Hayley for some time, it was very important to her as it is the date when her and Tyler started dating and it was Michelle and Richards's anniversary as well. 

It's going to be a great day. 

Happy 50th Birthday Gary Hall

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the best brother any man could ever hope for a very Happy Birthday today.

It's Gary Allen Hall's birthday today, I've lost count as to how many years he is old, but I'm 21 so that should make him about....the Big 5-0 today. Unfortunately Hayley is getting married today so I can't surprise him for his 50'th, so if everyone would help we can blow his phone up at (681) 214-8667 =)

Gary is currently living in the Moundsville area and getting his business back up and running. He's really got the right mindset this time and he is more than capable of making it all happen and cornering the construction market in the area. He is an amazing Carpenter and all around carpenter.

Not sure what he has planned for today, I wouldn't be afraid to wager that he is probably working today, but that is just my guess.

If you happen to see or talk to Gary today, make sure that you take a minute or two to wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy 50th Birthday Little Brother. 

Friday, June 04, 2021

Rehearsal Day

No Big Ole Hairy Friday today, that will return next week in its normally scheduled time and day. 

Today will be a special day, it's the day before the big day, it's the rehearsal day and dinner. 

There will be a lot of running around today, finalizing everything before tomorrow's festivities, and by festivities, I mean Hayley's wedding. There are some final things that need to be done today so that we can have our rehearsal later today and do our rehearsal dinner of a big crab boil for dinner. I think we are just buying the crabs already steamed, but we'll boil everything else that goes with it. 

EDIT, tonight is Smoked BBQ, tomorrow night is the crab boil. My bad and thank you to the bride's mother for correcting me. 

Hopefully, I can get up early enough to watch the sunrise at least one of these days, it's something that I always love to do when I am at or on the ocean. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Road Trip

This will not be your typical blog, no photo flashback this week but it should return next week. This week we are on the road today. 

All the planning for Hayley's wedding is pretty much over with, now it is a time for execution. Today Michelle and I will be heading to Bethany Beach in Delaware as we start to prepare to officially welcome Tyler to our family and the Ash's will officially welcome Hayley to theirs. 

It's about a 6 hour drive or so drive and it will once again take us through the hear of Baltimore and across the Bay Bridge as we head there. 

Leaving mid-morning and we'll be taking our time getting there, should arrive sometime later afternoon to where we are staying. 

So it's a road trip kind of day. 

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Three day (four in my case) weekend is over with, good reason to do a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,004 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new and improved 991 day Calender. I prefer my calendar as it is the best calendar and it is variable. 

* It has been 6,235 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I also have a minor in Communications and a Minor in History. 

* 4,822 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, Pizza Hut and 10,000 BC movie that was horrible. 

* 4,051 days ago I proposed to Michelle, 4:00 in the morning in the back yard. It was no surprise, she knew it was coming. 

* It was 3,573 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, then we feasted like Kings and Queens. 

* I have now lived 1,213 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong.

* I have 3,907 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there.

* The next Backyard Brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 467 days away. 

* There are 260 days until Michelle and I head to Pittsburgh to see Reba in concert. The Concert was supposed to be this August (actually it was supposed to be in March of last year) and they have moved it until the middle of February next year. So basically I bought tickets for a concert in 2022 in 2019. 

* 246 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day, he has ended his winter vacation and can once again be seen in the back yard eating the Corn Michelle puts out. He and his wife live under the old bridge in the backyard. 

* 213 more days to go until my Goodbye 2021 Blog is posted, I'm hoping for a big year this year. 

* There are 206 more shopping days left until Christmas 2021. You still have plenty of time. 

* The next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 183 more days. 

* There are 65 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Tenth Wedding Anniversary together. =)

* There are only 19 days until the start of  Summer 2021. My second favorite season of the year. I'm currently enjoying my favorite season. I'm ready for some nicer weather I do know that. 

* I have written 6,418 blogs in the now 16 1/2+ years since I started blogging. 

* Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. 

* I'm working in Morgantown this week and next week as well. 

* I loved the weather we had last week again, the weekend not so much. Kiwi was happy that he got to spend a lot of time outside. Kiwi likes the spring and summer seasons like me. 

* We're a couple days from heading to Delaware for Hayley's wedding.  

* Corona Virus, you can still track it as it is now starting to pick up steam and the numbers are decreasing. 

* We're actually Green for COVID for Monongalia County, although most of the rest of the state is red you can track the state stats HERE. We're still Orange on the Harvard map though. 

* Have yourselves a great day.  

* Hi ho hi ho