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Friday, February 23, 2024

Big Ole Hairy Friday

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

Once again I will be working tomorrow so I call this my partial weekend. I am only working one job and for 8 hours and tomorrow I will work the other job for 8 hours and be done for the week. I can't really complain as I am doing what I like to do and making a difference on this rock by doing it. 

Once again I don't have too much going on this weekend, I'm not sure if Michelle has anything planned. I know her and Kim had talked about visiting the Tea Shoppe last week but had to cancel for some reason, maybe they can pull it off tomorrow. One never knows. 

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 22, 2024

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 lot of fun.

This one is from a couple of years ago, we had taken a trip to Hovatters and I was able to pry Michelle away from the Giraffes long enough to go into the bird enclosure. If you know Michelle, she loves animals and this day was no different (although don't tell Kiwi about this, he'll get jealous). 

We usually take at least one trip to Hovatters every season. I like to support the local zoos and Hovatters has grown and grown and has really become an amazing place to visit. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, now we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday and you know what that means. 

* It has been 21,964 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. I may have to start adjusting this soon. 

* It has been 7,224 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,812 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 5,022 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it is still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,059 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, married by a chiropractor and feasted on food Jeanie made. 

* I have now lived 2,196 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. I am recovering though. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 855 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 714 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,876 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 348 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhog Day. He and French Creek Freddie agreed on their predictions this year,  now lets just wait to see if they come true.  

* 323 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Hopefully I can put some better content together this year. 

* There are 309 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 293 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 242 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 211 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 195 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 167 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

*  In 102 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 29 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. Come on Springtime, I hate this cold and winter.  

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) several days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,469 blogs in the now 19 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I'm still in 8th place overall among all my friends and family. I passed Val, but lets see how long that lasts. Kim, Terri and Michelle are 1,2 and 3 on my list. . 

* Girl scout cookies? Help this little girl meet her goal. Get them while you can. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? A couple guys at the Superbowl not understanding that this is football. 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, February 19, 2024

Monday

All good things must come to an end and that does include those fun-filled things we refer to as weekends. Now it is time to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone of life and get back to doing what it is that we do that makes this a better world to live in.

New week new challenges is how I always look at Mondays. No idea what this week holds for me, but we'll hit it running and see how it turns out after a nice relaxing day off to myself. 

Monday's on Comedy Central Jon Stewart returns to the daily show. He left the show some years ago and to me it has not been the same since, he returned last week and will be hosting the show once a week on Monday's from here on out. I have to say I welcome his return. 

Have yourselves a great day and the start of a great week. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Sunday

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, with the exception of Kiwi giving me his opinion on everything this morning. He is definitely a chatty young fellow, and by chatty I mean loud and opinionated. He sings what he wants when he wants. 

We managed to do our taxes yesterday, or should I say Michelle managed to do them while I was working. You never know what is going to happen when you do taxes and this year was no surprise, or should I say a pleasant surprise as we are getting money from both the Federal and the State. That hasn't happened in some time, so I'm not complaining in the slightest. 

The agenda for the day is a little grocery shopping (Michelle is going to do that) and I'll do a few chores around the house while she is doing that. We started adding a weekend Aldi trip to our shopping routine and I have to say that they are a surprisingly inexpensive store. I actually think we have most of our meals planned and bought already, so she'll just be picking up some weekly staples like eggs, milk, etc. 

Have yourselves a nice and relaxing day. 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Saturday

Here I sit in a quiet household, and by quiet that ignores Kiwi in his cage singing songs from the Wonka movie as he is dancing around and singing. He's such a happy bird. 

I'm working once today. Friday and Saturday are my one job a day days with me working both jobs Monday thru Thursday. Today I will  be doing GIS and working on my own schedule, last week I started at 5:00 to get done in the early afternoon. That's the plan for today and I'm off tomorrow. I enjoy the job I'm doing today and in the evenings, the other job is just me learning a new piece of software so I can say I have experience with it. 

A few weeks ago my old buddy Phil said that Spring was right around the corner, have we crossed that corner yet? It doesn't appear as though we have, do you think Phil and French Creek Freddie may have both been fibbing? I'm ready for the warmer weather, the days are getting longer and we are only about three weeks from springing out clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings time. 

No other plans for the day, but you never know what we might get into. 

Have yourselves a super-fantastic day

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, February 16, 2024

Big Ole Hairy Friday

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

Once again my boring butt has no plans for this weekend, I will be working tomorrow so there is always that. Last week I was up at 5:00 and started earlier than I normally do, hopefully I can repeat that tomorrow. 

If you are looking for something fun to do, the play Grease (based on the movie) will be playing at the Metropolitan Theatre Downtown. Michelle and I went and saw Sweeney Todd years ago when Hayley was an access and had a part in the play. She absolutely loved doing that, I was really surprised she never pursued any other opportunities to act. 

So with the NFL and College Football seasons completed and the WVU Men's Basketball team in a transition year, what does one watch? The Daytona 500 is Sunday. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 15, 2024

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 lot of fun.

Since yesterday was Valentine's Day, I thought I would make this year's picture a picture of me and my Valentine from 2017. We stopped by and grabbed this picture as we were entering Virginia for the first time together. We were on our way to Calvin and Jeanetta's wedding. They were married in Harrisonburg Virgina which is about a three-hour drive from Morgantown. 

I knew last weekend that this was the picture I wanted to use this week for the Flashback, being yesterday was Valentine's Day. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, now we are starng straight down the barrel of a Tuesday and you know what that means. 

* It has been 21,957 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. I may have to start adjusting this soon. 

* It has been 7,217 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,805 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 5,015 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it is still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,052 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, married by a chiropractor and feasted on food Jeanie made. 

* I have now lived 2,189 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. I am recovering though. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 848 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 707 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,883 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 355 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhog Day. He and French Creek Freddie agreed on their predictions this year,  now lets just wait to see if they come true.  

* 330 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Hopefully I can put some better content together this year. 

* There are 316 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 300 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 249 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 218 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 202 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 174 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* Making its debut on this week's countdown, in 109 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 36 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. Come on Springtime, I hate this cold and winter.  

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) several days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,462 blogs in the now 19 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I'm still in 8th place overall among all my friends and family. I passed Val, but lets see how long that lasts. Kim, Terri and Michelle are 1,2 and 3 on my list. . 

* Girl scout cookies? Help this little girl meet her goal. Get them while you can. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? You have to love Orangatangs. For all of us older people, right turn Clyde. 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, February 12, 2024

Monday

All good things must come to an end and that does include those fun-filled things we refer to as weekends. Now it is time to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone of life and get back to doing what it is that we do that makes this a better world to live in. 

Nothing major coming up this week, but you never know what could happen, things can change pretty quickly. No there is nothing I am keeping from anyone, but you never know when the next opportunity will come knocking. Valentine's Day is Wednesday, so there is that to look ahead to this week. 

Michelle is scheduled to go and visit her mom this evening at the Nursing Home. What does that mean, that means I am on my own for dinner this evening. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Sunday

Here I sit in a quiet household, except for Kiwi that is who is still trying to pen a love song for Taylor Swift. He still think's he has more to offer her than Travis Kelce does. Sure he's playing in today's Superbowl, but Kiwi says that he can fly. 

Michelle did some baking yesterday, she did this dutch oven pepperoni and cheese bread and made a pepperoni and cheese loaf as well as some pepperoni rolls. I was working yesterday morning, so she did some running around including a trip to Aldi's to pick up a few things before she spent an afternoon of baking fresh breads. 

So what is on today's agenda? Grocery shopping, the very little bit of it we need to do and other than that getting ready to watch the big game. Might even start our taxes, I bought this years version of our tax software, Tax Cut  which I always use.  50% off from the listed price, and even $10 cheaper than buying it at WalMart. Michelle had an access code for me for online insite study and I earned a $10 Amazon Gift card just for signing up, so my tax software was only $15.00

So big game today, Kiwi is excited to see his potential new girlfriend. Wings will be on the dinner menu this evening as well as a couple of cheeseballs and a few other snacks. Who do you have? I have the Chiefs winning it again this year. 

Have a great day  and enjoy some Superbowl festivities. 


Saturday, February 10, 2024

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here Kiwi and I sit in the early AM, I'm waking up and getting ready to work today. Kiwi on the other hand says he wants to start dating Taylor Swift and is asking me how to get Travis Kelce out of the picture. I told him she probably likes a partner from her own species and he calls it aviary hate. Can't a little Green Cheek Conure get some love he asks? 

Like I said I'm working today, just one job today so I should be done early afternoon. Michelle is going to do laundry and maybe make a trip to Aldi's this morning, I know she has talked about doing a little bit of baking today. A Dutch Oven Bread is on her agenda and she has talked about maybe baking some pepperoni rolls as I work. My office will be emanating some pretty pleasant aromas today as I am working. 

So what's on everyone's menu for the Superbowl, or the game where Kiwi's future girlfriend will be featured.We're doing wings for the big game tomorrow, we pretty much do wings for every Superbowl, it's kind of an unwritten tradition with us. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, February 09, 2024

Big OIe Hairy Friday

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

Everyone else gets a weekend, me however will be working tomorrow so my weekend doesn't begin until tomorrow afternoon, but I'll celebrate with the rest of you. I figure it's the least I can do..lol

Once again no plans for us this weekend, other than watching the Superbowl on Sunday evening. I swear we live the most boring lives known to mankind, or at least I do. Maybe to we should plan on doing something tomorrow afternoon. I have only been out of the house a few times since Christmas, and being I work at home, it would be nice to get out. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 08, 2024

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 lot of fun.

I don;t have to go back too far for this weeks pic, it was just about a month and a half ago when Michelle had her Christmas baking weekend (actually it was two weekend with one dedicated to breads). Michelle, Kim and Brittany slaved for three days making and baking as many cookies as they possibly could. 

This picture was taken the third and final day. Michelle and Brittny had two kitchen aids going making batches. I can't speak for everyone, but I know everyone had a great time making cookies. Brittany took such care decorating the spritz cookies that looked like Christmas trees. I swear she decorated each cookie like it was it's own real tree. 

Can't wait to do it again next year. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, now we are starng straight down the barrel of a Tuesday and you know what that means. 

* It has been 21,950 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. I may have to start adjusting this soon. 

* It has been 7,210 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,798 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 5,008 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it is still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,045 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, married by a chiropractor and feasted on food Jeanie made. 

* I have now lived 2,182 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. I am recovering though. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 841 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 700 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,890 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 362 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhog Day. He and French Creek Freddie agreed on their predictions this year,  now lets just wait to see if they come true.  

* 337 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Hopefully I can put some better content together this year. 

* There are 323 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 307 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 256 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 225 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 209 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 181 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* Making its debut on this week's countdown, in 116 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 43 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. Come on Springtime, I hate this cold and winter.  

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) several days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,455 blogs in the now 19 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I'm still in 9th place overall among all my friends and family. Kim, Terri and Michelle are 1,2 and 3 on my list. 

*  I learned this weekend from Trish, that Layla was accepted into the Med Ed Program. Both Michelle and I are very proud of her. Trish said she is excited to get her scrubs. 

* The Superbowl is this weekend, who do you like? I believe the Chiefs will repeat. 

* Girl scout cookies? Help this little girl meet her goal. Get them while you can. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? I saw this one this past weekend and loved it. 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, February 05, 2024

Monday

The weekend however short it is, goes by way too quickly. Now it is time for us to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone of life and get back to doing what it is that we do to make this better rock to live on. 

Michelle is heading back to the office this morning after dealing with a serious bout with migraines last week. I wish I could tell her I know how she feels, but I have never had a migraine and can not relate to what migraine sufferers go through. I see what it does to her and it does not appear to be any fun.

My weekend was short, but it was relaxing to say the least. I could have worked yesterday, but we all need a day to recharge before we start another week. I know when I worked for RTI I would go sometimes over two months without a day off and from both jobs, but I'm getting older now and prefer a little bit of me time even though I work at home. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Sunday

Here I once again sit in a semi-quiet household, Kiwi is in his cage singing songs from the Wonka movie and doing the aviary version of the Oompa Loompa dance 🦜.  He is definitely a content little bird.

So what is on today's agenda?  Obviously grocery shopping this morning and doing the rest of the house chores as we prepare for the upcoming work week. I did go grocery shopping last Sunday, it was my first time heading to Krogers in some time, but I think today Michelle is going to do the shopping as I stay here and get a few things done. She said I slowed her down last week as she has been use to going in and grabbing what she wants and getting out of there.  I'm about 95% recovered, it's just quicker and more efficient for us to do it this way. 

We did jump ahead of next week a little bit. Superbowl weekend everyone is going to want to find chicken wings to cook or order. We prefer to do ours at home so we made sure we got Chicken Wings from Sams to beat the rush and stay ahead of the game. I know there have been a couple of years when we struggled to find them on gameday, that's not happening this year. 

I did make a couple of good job contacts this past week, had an interview with one and had someone contact me about one here in Morgantown. Not sure if anything will come of either of those, but you never know. I thought my interview went very well to be honest and it is one I would accept if offered. 

Make this a special day and make it memorable. 

Saturday, February 03, 2024

Saturday

Here Kiwi and I sit on a quiet Saturday Morning, he asked me is it your weekend yet and I said no Kiwi I'm working today. I think he wanted me to take him to see a movie or something. Trying to broaden his horizons. I think he wants to see Wonka due to all the singing. 

I'll be working for Parsons today doing some DoD work that they have contracted. This is all ESRI based so I am more than comfortable working this job, I'm still learning Smallworld on my Mon-Fri job. I should be done early this afternoon and that will be the start of my weekend. 

So other than working what is on our agenda? Probably not too much honestly. Michelle has had a migraine from hell the past few days and even came home from work Wednesday. She has been miserable to say the least, she has switched back to her old doctor who she really likes, hopefully some adjustments and she'll be back to being herself in no time. 

I have to say I am so happy that Phil and French Creek Freddie both agreed on their predictions yesterday. I'm a spring kind of guy, it is my favorite season of the year. It always has been for some reason. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, February 02, 2024

Thank You Phil!!!!!!!


Thank you Phil, king of all Groundhogs. No Shadow which means Spring is right around the corner. 
 

Big Ole Hairy Ground Hogs Day Friday

Yes, it is once again that time of the week that we all look forward to when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is again the dawn of another weekend and a Big Ole Hairy Friday and even more important than that, it's Phil's Day!!!!!

On this day, my old friend Phil will determine if we are going to have six more weeks of winter or if we can expect an early Spring as the prognosticator of prognosticators makes his appearance this fine morning to let us know what to expect. I'm sure Gobblers Knob has been nothing but a party all night long. Come and come through for me old buddy....or else. 

So what is going on for Michelle and I this weekend? Not too much, I'm working tomorrow for Parsons and there is nothing planned after that. This is a no-football weekend as we are in the own week before the culmination of the season is played next weekend for the Superbowl. 

Have yourselves a great day and Phil I hope you don't end up as stew. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, February 01, 2024

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  lot of fun.

Look at that sexy young man with the sailor cap on. Yes that is none other than yours truly and I'm guessing this picture was probably taken in 1964 maybe, The two girls around me are Sharon on the left and Lynne on the right. We were always together in the early years of my life. I refer to them as my big sisters. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, now we are starng straight down the barrel of a Tuesday and you know what that means. 

* It has been 21,943 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. I may have to start adjusting this soon. 

* It has been 7,203 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,791 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 5,001 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it is still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,038 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, married by a chiropractor and feasted on food Jeanie made. 

* I have now lived 2,175 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. I am recovering though. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 834 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 693 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,897 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 344 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Hopefully I can put some better content together this year. 

* There are 330 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 314 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 263 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 232 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 216 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 188 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* Making its debut on this week's countdown, in 123 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 50 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. Come on Springtime, I hate this cold and winter. 

* 3 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhogs Day, that's when he tells us we will have an early spring. I haven't seen Phil too often this fall and winter.  

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) several days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,447 blogs in the now 19 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* Something tells me I should re-calibrate all my numbers in my Tuesday's Tidbits. Something tells me that about 15 years of adding and subtracting numbers I may have missed a calculation or two.

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I'm still in 9th place overall among all my friends and family. Kim, Terri and Michelle are 1,2 and 3 on my list. 

*  How do you feel old? I told Michelle Todd Rungren was coming to Morgantown at the Met and she asked who is that? SMH

* Anyone got any good ground hog recipes? 

* Girl scout cookies? Help this little girl meet her goal. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is it, you got to love cats. 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, January 29, 2024

Monday

All good things must come to an end, and yes that does include those fn things we refer to as weekend and days off and even vacations or sick leave. Now it is time to take our collective noses and stick them back onto the grindstone of that thing called life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living that makes this rock much more inhabitable. 

I managed to get out a couple of times this weekend. Went to Sam's Club on Friday and went grocery shopping with Michelle yesterday for the first time in over a month. I think I am finally over this RSV and am slowly recovering. A few weeks ago for me to even carry a case of gatorade downstairs wore me out, I would sweat and my heartbeat was racing. Yesterday none of those symptoms. Still have a little bit of a cough, but other than that getting back to normal. 

Nothing special on my Calender this week other than working. Despite being sick I worked 58 hours last week between the two jobs, of course I can do it from the comforts of my living room in my pajamas, so that's a big plus. 

So what did I do with my day off yesterday, I watched football. What else do you think I did =)

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho
 

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Sunday

Here I sit once again in a quiet household. Kiwi and I are having a deep conversation about the changing seasons and how we are both ready for Spring. Neither one of us likes being cooped up and we both prefer warmer weather. 

Grocery shopping this morning, if I go this will be the first time since before Christmas believe it or not. I've just been sick that long and now Michelle is feeling under the weather so I may be doing this solo this morning, unless Kiwi wants to come of course. 

Today is the day when we find out who the two teams are that will be playing in the Super Bowl. Defending Champions Kansas City will travel to Baltimore to win the AFC Trophy and the Detroit Lions will travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers to see who will represent the NFC. If I have a favorite or a team I am cheering to win it all, it has to be Detroit. They have never been to much less won a Superbowl and the other three teams have won a combined 10. I think the city of Detroit is just due to win one, but I'm sure there will be one or two teams they will or may face that have different opinions on that. 

Not much else planned for the day. Write some blogs, do the household chores and watch some football. 

Have a great Sunday. 

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, Kiwi and I are up discussing the difference between Rasters and Vectors, he says he's feeling very Geospatial. 

Well I'm happy to report that I am actually starting to feel better. This has knocked me for a loop to say the very least and I am as happy as a frog on a log to be finally recovering from this. 

I'm working for Parsons today, I think I'll work every Saturday while this project is ongoing and take off Sundays. Everyone needs a day off at least once a week and I work two jobs 4 days a week a full days on two days with one job or the other, you need a little bit of me time. 

Other than working I don;t have anything planned, I'm not sure what Michelle is planning for the day. She will probably be running up to Rural King, but that is just me taking a bling guess. 

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, January 26, 2024

Big Ole Hairy Friday

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

No real plans this weekend again, I will be working once again tomorrow as I did last week. I've been working for Matrix during the day on gas lines and then working for Parsons in the evening for the stuff for the Department of Defense. It keeps me busy to say the least. 

Hopefully I can get out and get around a little bit this weekend. This RSV really sucks, not just a little bit but a whole freaking lot. Anyone else ready for some 80° days where you can open the doors and go and sit outside? I'm not a fan of this winter weather or being sick, I'm ready to get out and cut some grass. Ride around the yard on the mower without a care to the world drinking a nice cold glass of iced tea and listening to some music. I would love to smell the smell of fresh cut grass right now.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, January 25, 2024

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  lot of fun.

Since we had a little bit of snow last weekend and we're getting a little more snow than in years past, I thought I would go back about 8 years when we got a huge snowstorm back in 2016. 

There was so much snow in the driveway that Michael had to have his cousin Robbie come in with his backhoe and actually remove the snow for us. You couldn't travel anywhere without bottoming out. Even Michael's Lincoln Navigator had snow up to its bumper. Poor Pearl was lost underneath all of that snow. There was a lot of snow that year to say the least if this is any indication. 



Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, now we are starng straight down the barrel of a Tuesday and you know what that means. 

* It has been 21,936 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. I may have to start adjusting this soon. 

* It has been 7,196 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,784 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 4,994 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. Second best decision I ever made. 

* It was 5,031 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, we poured sand into a vase and said our I do's and we were hitched. 

* I have now lived 2,168 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 827 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 686 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,904 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 344 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Didn't I just post one of these? 

* There are 337 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 321 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 270 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 239 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 223 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 195 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* Making its debut on this week's countdown, in 130 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 57 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. Come on Springtime, I hate this cold and winter. 

* 12 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhogs Day, that's when he tells us we will have an early spring. I haven't seen Phil too often this fall and winter.  

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) several days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,440 blogs in the now 18 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* It's been about 7 months since I last had a soda or anything carbonated. I really have grown to like brewed iced tea although this last month I have learned to appreciate Gatorade and Pedialyte

* Still playing Monopoly Go. I think among my friends and family I'm still in 9th place with my Son in Law Tyler right on my heels. 

* I messaged my nephew Daniel a couple of times this weekend, he's been having fun watching the NFL Playoffs and is studying for his CDL Test. 

* Girl scout cookies? Help this little girl meet her goal. 

* I've been under the weather for the past five weeks, for some reason I just can't seem to shake this damned thing.

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is This weeks Tic Tok, funny little prank. 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, January 22, 2024

Monday

All good things must come to an end, and that includes those fun-filled things that we refer to as weekends. Now it is time to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone known as life for another fun-filled week of doing what it is that we do to make this a better rock to live on. 

I watched a pretty good movie that I wanted to see and have been waiting for this weekend. There is a remake prequel to Willie Wonka called Wonka that I have been wanting to see since I saw the first trailer of it a few months ago. It's more of a musical and I can see this being a Broadway play just as they did the movie. I thought it was very well done and well written as a stage presentation. I will say that it did not disappoint. I download everything on uTorrent and once it downloads I (and this is very important) move it out of the downloads folder. Leaving it in the folder it downloads to is the best way to get caught, because when you leave it there you are sharing it back out. It's a dick move, but it protects you. 

Hopefully the weather warms up this week. After the bitter cold of this weekend I'm ready for some warmer, more comfortable weather. Kiwi asked me this weekend he said "Hey Human, when can I take my feathers outside and enjoy all the fresh air." I said Kiwi, it's cold as hell outside. He does have a front row seat to seeing all the wildlife, Michelle puts food out by the patio door and the deer, squirrels, birds and about any other animal stops by to say hello and grab a bit to eat. Maybe Michelle is Mother Nature? 

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Sunday

Here I sit once again on a quiet Sunday Morning, Kiwi and I are up talking about anything and everything. He is such a chatter box, I'm just waiting for his next groundbreaking idea that he is going to come up with. 

Yes I am still under the weather believe it or not. This RSV has been kicking my butt for five weeks now. It's just a waiting game, there really isn't anything you can do about it at this point other than wait it out. I'm just thankful Michelle has avoided it and has been able to pick up my slack. 

I'm taking the day off, I worked a full day yesterday (doing GIS) and the day went by quickly, I actually enjoy doing this project. It pays really well and there is not much pressure on you. Just slow and steady and record your billable hours for them. Michelle got up the same time that I did yesterday, right after I turned her coffee pot on for the day, so that made it nice. 

Not much going on for us today other than our normal routine. We;ll wait and see if I can go shopping this morning, I know last week I started to cough up a lung right before we were going to leave so Michelle did all the shopping as she has been doing. 

Have a nice and relaxing day, watch some football or a movie and just take it easy, you've earned it. 

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, Kiwi and I are up discussing why we have nice weather sometimes and why we have all this white crap all over the place. He's not a fan of it either. Such an intelligent bird. 

Michelle is getting an extended weekend, because of yesterday's forecast they closed her office for the day. There were no scheduled appointments and travel was bad, so they decided to just close the office for the day and give everyone a day off. 

I will be working today for Parsons (my other job that I actually do GIS on), I don't mind working that job at all, it's actually rather enjoyable. I do have trouble getting to work though, I may trip over the cats scratch pads on my way across the living room. Working from home has its advantages.

So what is on our agenda? Same as everyone else's, be snowed in and relax. Don't try going anywhere if you don't absolutely have to be somewhere, that way everyone stays safe. 

Have yourselves a great day, stay warm and stay home.

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, January 19, 2024

Big Ole Hairy Friday

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

No plans for the weekend, I'm hoping to be feeling better but this stuff I have has lingered on much longer than I have wanted it to. To tell the truth I am probably working at least tomorrow for Parsons (doing actual GIS). 

I don't think Michelle has any plans for the weekend, she is due a relaxing one as she has been very busy the past couple of months doing her thing plus picking up my slack from my illness. 

Anyone ready for Spring Yet? 

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, January 18, 2024

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  lot of fun.

This weeks pic goes back to 1997 and me at the Coca-Cola 600 race in Charlotte NC. This is a picture of me with the Winston Cup, the coveted season prize that all the drivers used to try to win. Greatness was measured in how many of these you possessed. This pic was taken outside the racetrack in a tent that they had set up. 

Kim, Ed and I all went to the 1997 Coca Cola 600, the year and we all had our drivers that we cheered for. I was a Dale Earnhardt fan, Kim was a Bobby Labonte fan and I think Ed was a Bill Elliot fan I seem to recall. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, for those of you who enjoyed a three day weekend it's time to hit it again. Time also for a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,929 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,189 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,777 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 4,987 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. Second best decision I ever made. 

* It was 5,024 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, we poured sand into a vase and said our I do's and we were hitched. 

* I have now lived 2,161 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 820 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 679 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! Sunday would have been his 61st Birthday. 

* I have 2,911 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 351 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Didn't I just post one of these? 

* There are 344 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 321 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 270 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 239 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 223 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 202 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* Making its debut on this week's countdown, in 137 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 64 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. Come on Springtime, Christmas is over. 

* 19 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhogs Day, that's when he tells us we will have an early spring. I haven't seen Phil too often this fall and winter.  

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) a number of days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,433 blogs in the now 18 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* It's been about 7 months since I last had a soda or anything carbonated. I really have grown to like brewed iced tea although this last month I have learned to appreciate Gatorade and Pedialyte

* Still playing Monopoly Go. I think among my friends and family I'm in 9th place. 

* Girl scout cookies? Help this little girl meet her goal. 

* I've been under the weather for the past four weeks, for some reason I just can't seem to shake this damned thing.

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is This weeks Tic Tok, it's getting harder and harder to find good content as so many creators seem to be leaving. 

* Have a great day

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, January 15, 2024

Happy Birthday Michelle Dawn Hall

I would like to take this opportunity to wish what I truly believe as the best wife in the Universe a Very Happy Birthday today. 

This is my soulmate and the absolute love of my life. I do not know what I would do without her, she is an absolutely amazing woman. 

Mother, Wife, Daughter, Grandmother,  Sister, Aunt, Cat Mom, and Bird Mom are things she does and does very well. I have to say that I am very lucky to be able to witness all that she does on a daily basis. 

She is lucky to share this Birthday with her Sister Chris who is also celebrating a birthday today. So if you see either of these lovely ladies, make sure you take a little bit of time out and wish each of them a very Happy Birthday today. 

Michelle, I Love You with all my heart and I truly appreciate everything that you do. Happy Birthday. 

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Sunday

Here I sit once again in a quiet but full household. My wonderful wife has returned from East Liverpool and the cats and Kiwi are all happy that she is home. I have to tell you the truth, so am I. Kiwi kept asking me where is Mom and when is she coming home. 

I am still suffering from the RSV. I was able to get it Friday evening to make the Sam's Club Run (boy was that tough on me) as well as get out yesterday morning to dry laundry. It was about all I could do as those were the first trips outside the household since before Christmas. I'm on the road to recovery, but this is a long slow road. 

As I indicated yesterday I am back to working two jobs as I started working for Parsons again this week. I worked there last Summer and early fall until the project got put on hold. I had my Federal Laptop already, so all I had to do was just simply login from that and go. Parsons is a company I would love to work for and this is slowly getting my foot in the door, my managers like me. 

Are you missing your Christmas Cookies? Well Girl Scout Cookies are back on the market and I know a little girl who is trying to sell twice as much this year as she did last year. Ryleigh is attempting to sell 400 boxes this year, so if you are going to order, please follow this link so she gets credit for the sales.

Have yourselves a great day. 


Saturday, January 13, 2024

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household, Kiwi and I are up doing the guy talk kind of things. He likes to have these intellectual conversations in the morning wondering why when you eat something pleasant smelling your farts don't resemble that smell and kind of stink. And by your farts we are talking mine, because Kiwi insists he doesn't fart, he poops but he doesn't fart. 

Michelle is up in East Liverpool today helping Julie prepare for a baby shower that is going on later this afternoon. She went up yesterday after work and stayed overnight, that way she could get an early start in setting things up today. I'm at home holding down the fort with my aviary and feline friends. 

I did start back to work this week with Parsons, the company I worked for last Summer that has a Department of Defense contract. I've spent a couple days this week getting all my passwords reset and connecting to databases. With a four-month layoff and a secure network, things are no longer accessible to me. I would have worked today and tomorrow, but I need IT support to resolve an issue so I'll be off until Monday. I'm still working full-time for Atmos, but Monday is a Holiday for them and it is a longer-term thing as opposed to a six-month thing. 

Would you believe it has been 4 weeks and I am still battling this RSV, I'm feeling much better and am actually getting out of the house a little nit, but this thing has kicked my butt. 

What's on my agenda today? Kiwi and I will be watching some football, telling jokes and doing guy things as the felines will just lay around being cats. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, January 12, 2024

Big Ole Hairy Friday

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

It's actually going to be a three day weekend for me as Monday is MLK Jr Day and we are off that day. I get to make up for it by going back to 10 hour days next week, but I don't mind. I would almost prefer to do 4 10's. 

Well I am on my own this weekend. Michelle is planning on leaving work today at noon and going to East Liverpool Ohio to stay overnight to help Julie out with Emily's Baby Shower this weekend. There is a lot to get done and Michelle is going up to lend a hand and help out and get everything set up. Hopefully I will be fully recovered by today so I can get out this evening and do what I need to do for the household. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, January 11, 2024

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  lot of fun.

This weeks pic was from a couple of years ago at Hovatters Zoo. If you know Michelle you know she loves Giraffes, she has stayed up numerous nights watching Youtube waiting for a baby giraffe to be born, to all the stuffed animals she has. She just loves giraffes. 

We were at Hovatters a couple of years ago and she was having the giraffes take the carrots she was feeding them out of her mouth, they of course complied. They had a new baby giraffe born at Hovatters this past fall, so we'll probably have to make a trip up there this spring to say hello. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Sandra Irene Bell

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Mother Sandra Irene Bell a very Happy Birthday today.Today she celebrates her 20th anniversary of her 40th anniversary of her 21st Birthday, yeah that's 81 in other words. 

 Not sure what her and Gerald's or anyone else's  plans are for today, I'm hearing they are planning on writing an award winning no novel on the ins and outs of her being able to hear and not hear.

If you happen to see Sandra Irene today, take a little time out to wish her the happiest of birthdays. Happy Birthday Mom

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed and so is the College Football season, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits. 

* It has been 21,922 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,000-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,182 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I do love what I do and I can see me doing this into my retirement years. 

* 5,770 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together. Seems like it was just yesterday and it was the third best decision I ever made in my life. 

* 4,980 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. Second best decision I ever made. 

* It was 5,017 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, for the most part, Michelle and I became husband and wife at the Marilla Center, we poured sand into a vase and said our I do's and we were hitched. 

* I have now lived 2,154 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going strong, slowing down but still going. 

* Michelle has been living a clean and productive life and beat that alcohol demon 813 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 672 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! Sunday would have been his 61st Birthday. 

* I have 2,918 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, but I love doing what I do. Who knows though, doing what I do I may never retire.

* 358 more days to go until my Goodbye 2024 Blog is posted. Didn't I just post one of these? 

* There are 351 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 328 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 277 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 246 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 230 more days to go until the Mountaineers will try to get some revenge here in Morgantown for last weekend when Penn State comes to Morgantown. 

* There are 209 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* Making its debut on this week's countdown, in 144 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

* There are only 71 days to go until the next start of my favorite Season. Spring 2024. Come on Springtime, Christmas is over. 

* 26 more days until Phil steps to center stage once again for Groundhogs Day, that's when he tells us we will have an early spring. I haven't seen Phil too often this fall and winter.  

* It has been ∞ (infinity symbol) a number of days that I have hated both Pitt and Penn State. 

* I have written 7,426 blogs in the now 18 1/2 years plus a couple of days of being a blogger. 

* Older Drone still needs to be sent out for repairs, not a big priority at this time. My little drone is awesome and I really like it....when I take time out to fly it.  

* I think I know where I want to do my next drone flight, out by the old county graveyard whenever I get to it. 

* It's been about 7 months since I last had a soda or anything carbonated. I really have grown to like brewed iced tea. I do have a taste for soda though. 

* Still playing Monopoly Go. I think among my friends and family I'm up to 9th place and moving on up. 

* I've been under the weather for the past three weeks, Michelle has whatever I have now. It's a sick household. I have tested negative twice for COVID but this is going on two weeks. .

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This is this week's Tic Tok, a song that I have sung a thousand times. 

* Have a great day

* Hi ho hi ho