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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Happy Birthday Erica Jean Nicholson

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my great niece Erica a very Happy Birthday today. If my math serves me correctly, she should be turning 20 years old today. 

Seems like it was just yesterday when we were all at the Hospital awaiting her arrival and here we are 20 years later with her already grown up, working and building her own life. 

Not sure what if any plans there are for her today, and I don't even know what she has planned, but if you happen to see this young lady, wish her the Happiest of Birthdays. 

Happy Birthday, Erica. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and in our rear view mirrors, you know what that means. 

* It has been 22,090 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,343 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. Maybe I should do a Josh Graduation from Penn State Countdown. 

* 5,930 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. 

* 5,141 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it was still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,179 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 2,316 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 975 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 833 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,771 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.

* 229 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 let's just wait to see if they come true.  

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

* There are 190 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 174 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 123 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bonds of matrimony. 

* There are 92 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 83 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 55 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 2 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

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

* I have written 7,589 blogs in the now over 19 3/4 years of being a blogger. Wow, am I really coming up on 20 years as 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 am back to 8th place overall. It's a back-and-forth battle, I'm trying to maintain my position. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? Words of Inspiration is the easiest way to say it. 

* I think our Cat Sophie is getting closer and closer to crossing that rainbow bridge. The once fat cat is pretty much paper thin, we're just making her comfortable at this point. 

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, June 17, 2024

Back At It

All good things must come to an end, but this is an exciting day to end the weekend on. Now we have to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone known as life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living to make this a better rock to live on.

Looking at my week ahead it's the same as last week pretty much, but with no Doctor's Appointments lined up. Believe it or not, I was down about 20 pounds from my visit last year, I'm not really dieting nor was I trying, but I'm not going to complain. 

It's scheduled to be hot for a few days this week, with temperatures approaching the 90° range for a few days, so if you are out take precautions and wear sunscreen and appropriate protection from the sun. 

If you are or are not a Basketball fan, game 5 of the NBA Finals are tonight with the Boston Celtics having a 3-1 lead and on the verge of being NBA Champions. The Celtics are coached by former WVU star Joe Mazzula, so if you have time watch one of our former players coach his team to an NBA Title. He could be the first coach from WVU to win an NBA Title, although he is the fourth to be an NBA Coach, Jerry West, Fred Schaus and Rod Thorn all preceded him in that accomplishment. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Sunday

Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, Kiwi had drawn up a schematic on how I should have cut grass yesterday instead of how I did. He said he was monitoring us on the Ring Cameras and that us Humans don't have the bird's eye view that he does. I think he's mad because I wouldn't let him drive the lawn tractor around the yard. 

We had a busy day yesterday, Michelle started the day with a trip to Aldi's before we went to Christopher's Graduation Party at Krepps Park. No my little buddy Rocky was not up here for the party, I'm a little sad. I did get to see Michael however as he was in town. It was nice to see everyone and spend a little bit of time with them. 

After that we came home and cut Grass, spoke to my brother Gary briefly before hand, but I was being watched and critiqued on my grass cutting style by some un-named bird. He's a know it all, or at least he thinks that he is. 

After that we dropped something off to Val that she requested, Aaron was working so we took her out to dinner at Apple Annies. It was a good time, as their food is always really good. Before heading home we ended up going to Mountaineer Country Ice Cream on Point Marion Road. 

Have yourselves a great day. 


Saturday, June 15, 2024

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit in a semi-quiet household, Kiwi is up trying to entertain me by singing his favorite Opera tunes, Kiwi seems to love opera for some reason. He's just got his little birdie headphones on in there just a jamming away. 

Our old neighbors will be in town today. Ashley and Christopher will be having Christopher's Graduation Party this afternoon at Krepps Park. Christopher is Michael's son who moved to South Carolina a few years ago with his Mom and my little buddy Rocky....who I do hope to see today. It's been a few years since I have seen the little rock of love, and today is the day as Michelle and I have been invited to Krepps to see everyone. 

Other plans for the day depend upon the weather, I would like to get grass cut sometime today, weather permitting. I let it go last weekend and it's due to be cut again. 

There was some very sad news this past week, WVU and NBA Legend Jerry West passed away. Whern I first saw the news I thought it was a joke like so many other celebrity hoaxes, but unfortunately it was true. 

Have yourselves a great day today. 

Friday, June 14, 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.

If you are looking for a little cheap, and when I say cheap I mean Free entertainment this evening. The Hazel Ruby McQuain Ampitheatre is hosting a concert this evening. Ace Frehley, the original lead guitarist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Kiss will be here in Morgantown giving a free concert down on the waterfront. 

Plans for the weekend other than working? Michael's son Christopher just recently graduated HS in South Carolina and Ashley is going to throw a Graduation Party for him here in Morgantown tomorrow that we are invited to. It'll be good to see that clan as we haven't seen them in a few years. 

Have yourselves a great day and lets get this party started. 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, June 13, 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 pic is special and memorable. It's from the old friends and family picnics we used to have at Krepps Park. We had the picnic and my cousin Heather showed up from Ohio after everyone had left and we were cleaning things up. I called Kim and Mom and Gerald and everyone came back to the pavilion so they could visit with Heather and her Mom. 

A few months after this, Heather died in a car wreck in Ohio. She was traveling to see her first grandchild that either was born or was about to be born and she managed to get into a fatal car wreck ending her life. 

Never let a chance to create a memory or even capture it with a camera slip away. We just don't know what tomorrow has to offer. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed and in our rear view mirrors, you know what that means. 

* It has been 22,083 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,336 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. Maybe I should do a Josh Graduation from Penn State Countdown. 

* 5,923 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. 

* 5,134 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it was still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,172 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 2,309 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 968 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 826 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,778 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.

* 236 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 let's just wait to see if they come true.  

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

* There are 197 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 181 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 130 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bonds of matrimony. 

* There are 99 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 90 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 62 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 9 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

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

* I have written 7,582 blogs in the now over 19 3/4 years of being a blogger. Wow, am I really coming up on 20 years as 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 am back to 8th place overall. It's a back-and-forth battle, I'm trying to maintain my position. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This guy really knows his shit is the easiest way to say it. 

* We really need to plan another family get together this summer. 

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, June 10, 2024

Monday

All good things must come to an end, but this is an exciting day to end the weekend on. Now we have to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone known as life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living to make this a better rock to live on.

It's going to be a long day for me today, I'm going in to work early to make up my time fro a Doctor's appointment that I have later this morning. No biggie, just a routine visit but I have to move my schedule around a little bit to accommodate for it.

Other than that I'm back to working two jobs for the next few weeks. I thought I was going to work Saturday and the IT Department from Parsons called me last week and asked if I was having trouble, big mistake to say no. They detected something that I didn't and I'm going to have to work with them tomorrow to get this issue resolved so I can work. 

Other than that it's going to be a typical week for me. 

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, June 09, 2024

Sunday

Here Kiwi and I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning. He likes to demonstrate his aviary intellect by drawing out in a flowchart, how exactly he is Beethoven's 4th cousin. I said Kiwi, he's a Human and you're a bird, he just doesn't want to hear it and is convinced of this after his research. I'm waiting for him to declare his campaign for the Presidency, I don't have the heart to tell him he has to be human and over 35 years old. 

Michelle and I had a good, but relaxing day yesterday. She had seen a set of cookware at Sam's club that she wanted, we already have the 5 1/2 Quart frying pan with lid, but now they have the set of the same cookware and she really likes it so we went and got it. 

We made a trip to Petsmart for some soft food for the cats, a trip to Harbor Freight, Crumble Cookies, Best Buy to get another Jump Drive, Aldi's to do some grocery shopping and finally Mal's to get a cantaloupe. We had a busy day to say the least. 

I've been watching the Mountaineer Baseball team play in their first ever Super 8, we were matched up with #4 North Carolina and had a 3-game series in their park for a trip to the College World Series. Friday Night's game I thought we had but a 2 run walk-off home run by North Carolina crushed the dreams of so many Mountaineer Baseball fans with one swing. 

Have yourselves a great and memorable day. 

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I once again sit, me and the bird king Kiwi, we are up playing Gin Rummy and reflecting upon old times. He keeps telling me about all the times he has pooped in his bath water without me noticing and I told him that's a little too much information for this human to process. 

Looks like my hit or miss job working as a contractor for Parsons is back on for this month. I still work for a contracting company called Lancesoft, but we are starting the paperwork to make me a Casual Employee for Parsons which could lead to any number of opportunities. Things are also going good with EPE, so to say I am sitting pretty with two great opportunities is an understatement. It makes for long days, but very financially rewarding and it's all done from the comforts of my own living room with Kiwi, Peranut and Sophie. 

No other plans on the agenda for today that I know of, but that can always change. Michelle has been down a little bit this past week trying to pass a kidney stone, it's been painful to say the least for her. She stayed home on Thursday as she was in so much pain. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, June 07, 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.

If you are looking for a little cheap, and when I say cheap I mean Free entertainment this evening. The Hazel Ruby McQuain Ampitheatre is hosting a concert this evening. ABBAMania kicks it off this evening as the featured act. There is a band called 7 South that kicks of the evenings entertainment at 7:00. Grab you a blanket, lawn chairs or whatever and head on down for some evening fun. 

No immediate plans for us this weekend, I don't think there is anything going on for us, but you just never know. With Kiwi around you just never know what your plans are going to be. If the weather is nice, we might just get out and do something. 

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

Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Hayley and Tyler Ash

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my favorite daughter and favorite son-in-law a very Happy Birthday. Hayley's is today and I think Tyler's is actually tomorrow. Same hospital and the same time period and now they are married. 

I am very proud of Hayley and Tyler as they have just purchased their home and have made it home.  It's a little closer to Morgantown than where they were at, so that makes it nicer. They are both goal driven people, which is always a good thing. 

Tyler is the perfect son-in-law and a perfect match for Hayley. 

Not sure what they have planned for their birthday days, today and tomorrow, but I'm sure it will be special and memorable. 

Make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish these two a very Happy Birthday today (Hayley) and tomorrow (Tyler). 

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, June 06, 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 Jobo's Birthday, I thought I would add another picture of Gary and Grandpa Hall. I'm not really sure of the time frame for this picture other than maybe 1975. Grandpa had not started going downhill yet, but Gary was still pretty young. Unlike yesterday's picture which was taken right behide the church, this one was the house that we lived in as Grandma and Grandpa passed away, I have a geocache hidden there. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Happy Birthday Gary Hall

I would like to take this chance to wish my youngest sibling a very Happy Birthday today. 

I've always loved this picture of Gary, Grandpa Hall used to refer to him as Jobo. No idea where he came up with that nickname, but that was what he called Gary. I used to call Gary BASH, which stood for Bozo, Arnetta (his made up Dad used to use for his Girlfriend), Suck-a-thumb, Hall. Don't worry though, Gary would always give it back to me so it went both ways. 

I know Gary has quit his job back up home and is planning on moving back to Morgantown sometime in the near future. Not sure as to when or where that will happen, but it's his plans. 

If you happen to see or talk to Gary today, wish him a very Happy Birthday. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed, let's face this Tuesday like we own it. Time for a Tidbits. 

* It has been 22,069 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. BTW< it is my Sister Pam's Birthday. George's is Thursday. 

* It has been 7,329 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. Maybe I should do a Josh Graduation from Penn State Countdown. 

* 5,917 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. 

* 5,127 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it was still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,165 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 2,302 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 961 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 819 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,785 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.

* 243 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 let's just wait to see if they come true.  

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

* There are 204 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 188 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 137 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bonds of matrimony. 

* There are 106 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 97 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 69 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 16 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

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

* I have written 7,574 blogs in the now over 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. Weather is getting nicer, what is my excuse.  

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I am back to 8th place overall. It's a back-and-forth battle, I'm trying to maintain my position. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? Free energy is the way of the future. 

* Michelle's pampered chef, has completed as of Sunday night, she had a really good show as she usually does. She earned $75 in free products and 3 half priced items. 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, June 03, 2024

Monday

All good things must come to an end, but this is an exciting day to end the weekend on. Now we have to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone known as life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living to make this a better rock to live on.

So for me it's just going to be a typical week for me. I did my computer transition for Parsons last week, we were moving to a .us domain and securing everything that needs to be secured on the back end. I had to go through a certification process to work for the Department of Defense, I've got all of that taken care of and upgrades my system, so I could be readily available whenever they need me. I know I have fulfilled my contractual hours with Lancesoft and my boss is wanting to start the process of bringing me on a casual employee for Parsons. That way it's a lot less paperwork on both parts and it gets my foot in the door. They employ a lot of GIS people, thins would just move me to the front of the line of any applicants. I'm still working for AliPro/EPE and am probably going to be brought on with them as well. 

Making this rock a better place one day at a time and one job at a time, I call that a full day and a good path to be on. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Sunday

Here Kiwi and I sit once again in a quiet household, he is still thanking me for giving my Kenney Chesney ticket to Hayley so her and Michelle could make some memories. Kiwi likes attention so yesterday was a Kiwi and Daddy day. He's starting to write a book called Teach Your Humans to Fly, I don't think he understands it was either being able to fly or have opposable thumbs, and I chose opposable thumbs. 

I did manage to get some things done yesterday that needed to be done. With all the rain we had had, I fired up the lawn tractor and went to town on the grass. It was nowhere near as bad as it was last time, but it did need cut so I knocked that out as Michelle was loading up the car with the pushmower and a couple of weedeaters we gave to Hayley and Tyler. He has a lawnmower but it is at his dad's camp in Romney, so I just gave him the one that we had as it was just sitting around since we got the tractor. It's a real nice self-propelled troy built, it was just taking up space and they needed one. 

Today's plans will probably just be to let Michelle rest and relax from yesterday. I told her to take pictures, fortunately, I asked Hayley to do the same. We took a trip to Aldi's yesterday and planned our menu for the week, so today's Krogers shopping should be minimal and just filling in with things we need like toothpaste, seeds for Kiwi and other odds and ends. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Saturday, June 01, 2024

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, Kiwi woke me up as he's still trying to add a second floor to his cage, he's calling it his love shack just in case any female birds just want to happen to stop by. He was also claiming this week that he is Beethoven's 4th cousin, I'm not sure we are talking about the same Beethoven. 

The Kenny Chesney concert is this evening in Pittsburgh at Acrisure Stadium. Zack Brown, Uncle Kracker and another artist will open for him and the concert kicks off at I think 5:00. I have decided that I don't want to slow Michelle down and take away from her fun, due to me slowing down and not having the energy I once did, that I am giving my ticket to Hayley so they can create a special Mother-Daughter evening filled with entertainment. They are planning to park at Station Square and give Hayley the pleasure to take the Gateway Clipper over and back to enjoy the concert. 

Me, I'll be hanging around the homefront and probably cutting grass and getting everything that needs to be done around here done as Michelle and Hayley have their special day. Who knows what else I might find myself getting into, iwi will be here to keep me company. 

Havre yourselves a great day. 


Friday, May 31, 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.

Hard to believe we made it to the end of  this week, it's been busy to say the least and tomorrow Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenny Chesney, Zack Brown, Uncle Cracker and someone else at Acrisure Stadium. Probably going to park across the river and take the Gateway Clipper over and back to the Concert. Should be a good time. 

Before we get to that, we have to complete today, which means we are both working and Michelle will be running to Sam's Club after work this evening. 

Have  yourselves a great day and lets get this party started. 

Hi ho hi ho


Thursday, May 30, 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 about 10 years, Michelle and I had taken a trip to Washington DC to see the Cherry Blossums. We went down two different years, this was the year I think that we hit them perfectly in season. I'm actually standing on the National Mall and the US Capital is in the background. We both enjoyed the trips and especially a chance to go to the Smithsonian Museum with there are multiple buildings all up and down the National Mall. Right about Here is where we were standing. for anyone who may never have been there. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed, let's face this tuesday like we own it. Time for a Tidbits. 

* It has been 22,062 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. BTW< it is my Sister Pam's Birthday. George's is Thursday. 

* It has been 7,322 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. Maybe I should do a Josh Graduation from Penn State Countdown. 

* 5,910 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. 

* 5,120 days ago I proposed to Michelle in the backyard at 4:00 in the morning. She knew it was coming, and it was still the best decision I ever made in my life. 

* It was 5,158 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 2,295 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 954 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 812 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,792 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.

* 250 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 let's just wait to see if they come true.  

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

* There are 211 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 195 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 144 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bonds of matrimony. 

* There are 113 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 104 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 76 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 23 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

*  In 4 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

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

* I have written 7,567 blogs in the now over 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. Weather is getting nicer, what is my excuse.  

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I am back to 7th place overall. It's a back-and-forth battle, I'm trying to maintain my position. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This Weeks Tiktok is one with some really amazing camera skills. I've always been fascinated by tornados to say the least since I was a kid. 

* Michelle's pampered chef, has completed as of Sunday night, unless they extend it. 

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day

As many of you get to extend your holiday weekend yet another day, me being a contractor is off to work today while so many of you get to enjoy a day of BBQ's and fun. I work at home so it's not that bad, so nose to the grindstone as I start another week of doing what it is that I do for a living. 

Please take this chance to reflect upon all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for all of us so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy. Take a little time out today if you have not done so already and remember all who served and fought for us. 

I did my yearly journey to the Gravesites yesterday with Mom. I think we both learned a few things. I showed her the Grave of Morgantown's only Medal of Honor winner. As we both discovered where her infant sister was buried. It was an unmarked grave but she remembers this little lamb on the grave behind it and wouldn't you know. we were right by it and I said like that one. We found it. 

So this is the life of being a contractor, if you want paid for Holidays you need to work the Holidays. Fortunately who I am contracting to for both jobs allow me the freedom to work and not miss any pay from the holiday. I could take the time off, not hurting for money, but I'm also not going to let a revenue opportunity slip away so I can basically nap on the couch. 

Michelle loves my pocket knife that I bought a few weeks ago, this thing is amazing, so I stopped and got her one of her own for work. I'm telling you, this thing is a very well made, a fraction of the cost and high quality. You have to ask for it as they have them in the office. 

Have a great day and make some memories if you have not already done so. 

For me, it's Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Sunday

Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, of course Kiwi is trying to work out the logistics for me today on his computer. He said he knows the best routes to take and is sending me a detailed travel report so I know where to go. 

First up, Michelle and I are going to do our Sunday Morning Chores. She is heading to the grocery store and I'll be doing a few things around here. It just works out where it is quicker for us to split up and take on different tasks. 

Today I will make my yearly trek to three Graveyards to visit family members. I'm taking Mom with me this year to show me the location of a few graves. First stop is my traditional first stop at Arnettesville Cemetary where we will visit my maternal Grandfather and a number of other family members. Mom is going to show me a few locations of family members of people I may not know that are buried there. Next up is East Oak Grove Cemetery where my Dad is buried before finally heading over to Mount Union Cemetery to visit Grandma and Grandpa Hall. Should be a good day and I'm looking forward to it. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Graduation Day

Here I sit in a semi-quiet Household, Kiwi is up and just being Kiwi. He wants some beak bumps and a game of I'm Kiwi, no your Kiwi back and forth and he's quite content this morning. No bird brained ideas of adding an addition to his cage where he can have his own private suite. Spiled little beakhead. 

Today is going to be a special day. My great nephew Josh is graduating from Morgantown High School and will enter the next phase of his life, which will be entering Penn State as a Freshman this coming fall. I believe he is going to start at the Harrisburg Campus for a couple of years before he goes to the main campus at Happy Valley to finish it off. He wants to study secondary education which is an honorable and rewarding career path. I know I and every member of the family is very proud of him. 

He'll be graduating this morning I think at the school before we all head to Ralph and Amy's for a big Graduation Celebration like Erica had last year. I am looking forward to seeing everyone as it will be the first big get together since Terri's benefit dinner this past October. There was Christmas Eve, however I was not there and being cautious because of illness to protect Terri's health. 

Have yourselves a great day, it's going to be a memorable one so lots of pictures to be taken. 

Friday, May 24, 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 and the Unofficial Start of Summer as it is Memorial Day Weekend. 

It's a three-day weekend for most, I will most likely be working on Monday, so is the life of a contractor. Employees get paid for the day, and Contractors either work it or eat the loss of pay. Working at home makes it not so bad, just means no morning meeting on Monday. 

We do have a busy weekend planned, tomorrow Josh Graduates from Morgantown High. His Graduation party will be held at Amy's once this year, just like his sisters was last year. Very proud of that young man, he'll be attending Penn State this fall. To say I am impressed with what this young man has accomplished would be an understatement. Amy and Ralph are the best hosts with the best facilities, so it should be a memorable day. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho. 

Thursday, May 23, 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 was Erica's Graduation last year. Amy and Ralph hosted the event as they will be once again doing this weekend, hence why I chose this photo for today. 

Josh will be donning the cap and gown and will get the chance to hear pomp and circumstance as he receives his diploma on Saturday. Just like that they are all growing up. Looking forward to making new memories this weekend as we celebrate with Josh. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed, let's face this tuesday like we own it. Time for a Tidbits. 

* It has been 22,055 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. BTW< it is my Sister Pam's Birthday. George's is Thursday. 

* It has been 7,315 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. 

* 5,903 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. Horrible movie that I picked though. 

* 5,113 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 5,151 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 2,288 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 947 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 805 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,799 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.

* 257 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 let's just wait to see if they come true.  

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

* There are 218 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 202 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 151 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 120 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 111 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 83 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 30 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

*  In 11 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

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

* I have written 7,560 blogs in the now over 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. Weather is getting nicer, what is my excuse.  

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I am back to 7th place overall. I'm waiting for Ang to catch up and pass me. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? This weeks TikTok  is kind of like a Deja Vu for me. When Michelle and I started dating she had to have surgery to have her gall bladder removed, I took Hayley down to the cafeteria and when we went back to the room Michelle asked me what I ate. I said a salad. 

* Subliminal message, order some pampered chef, you really need it. =)

* Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Pam and George McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Sister Pam and an early Birthday to my Brother in Law George and wish them both a very Happy Birthday today (although George's is Thursday). 

Pam is a sister that any brother would be very proud to have. She is the most genuine of the genuine and it is an honor to call her my Baby Sister and one hell of a Grandmother. She would do anything for anyone and is one of the most innocent souls anyone would ever want to meet that has purple hair. 

George is the Brother in Law who would be my first round draft pick in the Brother in Law Draft. He is a brother from another mother to say the least. 

If you happen to see or talk to Pam today or George on Tuesday, take a little bit of time out of your busy day and wish this special lady or this fine young gentleman a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Pam and George a little early.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Monday

All good things must come to an end, but this is an exciting day to end the weekend on. Now we have to take our collective noses and stick them back onto that grindstone known as life and get back to doing what it is that we do for a living to make this a better rock to live on.

So what is going on this week? Looks like I will have a new boss this week at work, the project manager they hired a few weeks before me decided this was not what he wanted to do and moved on. He had given his courtesy two-week notice, but Friday was his last day. We'll keep chugging along until we hire a new one. Michelle asked me if it was a job I could do, and I explained if I had my Sister Kim's PMP Certification PMP Certification then absolutely, but I don't have that one. 

Michelle is back in the office today, they had an electrical power outage on Friday so they sent the entire office home for the day (with pay). She goes back to the office today and then is going to go and visit her Mom after work. That just means I'm on my own for dinner this evening. 

Have a great day. 

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, of course, my friend Kiwi is up. He's kind of dangerous this morning as he has a set of acetylene torches and a welder set up next to his case. He's actually got a building permit hanging on the outside of his cage as he is tearing down walls and expanding. Something about wanting additional space for a pool table. He's always got something up his sleeve. 

Oh what a busy day we had yesterday. I pushed the grass off until the weekend and hoped that the weather report was not going to be accurate, fortunately, it was not accurate and it was sun shining. I was in fact able to get the grass mowed yesterday afternoon. It was absolutely horrible as it had been three weeks since I last cut it and we have had a lot of rain in that time period. 

Michelle spent the day at Hayley's painting. Things have been pushed back a few weeks so they had to move in last week and are actually painting this weekend. She wanted to paint and everything before they moved in, but that was just not to be. It was a girl's day as it was Michelle and Hayley, Tyler was at work so that created the opportunity for them to have a little time together. 

Terri asked me for a favor, she wanted the scans of all the pictures in here totes that are upstairs. I just asked her if she would like a copy of all of my pictures and she said yes. It was like 220 Gigabytes of images, so I went to Best Buy and found a nice deal on a 250 GB jump drive and copied them over to that. I figured I would just give a copy of all of them, would you believe that took 5 hours to copy them to that little jump drive. I got them copied for her though. 

Anyone like Pampered Chef? Michelle is doing another party that started yesterday. We have a good bit of their products and we absolutely love them. They are hands down the best products on the market, they are an investment and you'll never regret buying anything from them. Heck, sign up to host your own party and get free gifts. Just do it from Michelle's link. =)

Have yourselves a great day. 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Saturday Morning Argument with the Beakhead

Here Kiwi and I sit in a semi-quiet household, we're up arguing about whether or not he can instill plumbing and a heater in his cage so he can have a fountain and have the water nice and warm for him on some chilly nights. He's basically wanting it climate-controlled, he's a demanding little beak-head. Anyone know a good plumber..lol

Michelle is going up to Hayley's today to assist her with painting. She finally got everything moved in last Sunday, now today she and Michelle are going to paint and decorate. Tyler is working so it will just be the two of them.

Me, my grass is getting higher and higher, so I am hoping that the weather holds out so that I can get it cut today. It's been three weeks, I was going to cut it last week, but it was a little damp so I put it off until this weekend. Not sure what else I will get into, we usually do our Aldi shopping on Saturday, so with Michelle up north that could also be on my agenda for the day. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, May 17, 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 big plans this weekend, might just wind down a little bit and stick around the house. We have a graduation party to attend next weekend, but that is next weekend. It'll be the first family gathering probably since Terri's Benefit dinner last fall, so that'll be nice. 

This is a tough time of the year for blog writing, there is really no local weekend sports that everyone is interested in, the Ruby Amphitheater at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park has a number of events this summer, but they don't start until the start of next month. I retired from Softball a couple of years ago so the content that would normally fill up this space at this time of the year is a little scarce. 

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

Hi ho hi ho



Thursday, May 16, 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 is dedicated to arguably the most influential man in my life. It was on this day in 1977, 47 years ago, that Grandpa Hall had passed away. I always remember May 16th, first for Grandpa Hall Passing and second I graduated College 20 years ago today. 

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is completed, let's face this tuesday like we own it. Time for a Tidbits. 

* It has been 22,048 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,308 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. 

* 5,896 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. Horrible movie that I picked though. 

* 5,106 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 5,144 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 2,281 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 940 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 798 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,806 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.

* 264 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.  

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

* There are 225 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 209 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 158 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 127 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 118 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 90 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 37 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

*  In 18 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

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

* I have written 7,552 blogs in the now over 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. Weather is getting nicer, what is my excuse.  

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I am back to 7th place overall Michelle's former partner in crime passed me and Ang is right on my heels. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? It was a very sad one if you were a Big Bang Theory or Young Sheldon fan. 

* There is a lot less traffic in town now =)

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, May 13, 2024

Happy 79th Birthday Dad

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Dad a very Happy Birthday today. This would have been his 79th Birthday today, just seems strange since he will have been gone for 25 years this July. 

Dad was an honorable man who loved to cook. BBQ's were something that we always had and they were always memorable to say the least. The best way to describe it is you were handed two platters (these were your plates), one was for your steal which pretty much covered the entire platter (he always used Chinette). The second was for your Chicken, the Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, the Baked Beans, the Macaroni or Potato Salad that he always said he cut his finger three times making after he asked you how you liked it and you responded. Garlic Bread, Baked Potatoes and everything else. 

Enjoy memory lane in his memory today. 


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mothers Day

Michelle, Mom and Me
Mothers Day is a world wide holiday that has it's very origins right here in North Central West Virginia. It started back in 1908 by a woman named Anna Jarvis and its origins are in Grafton West Virginia, a county adjacent on the southeast border of the county that I live in. 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my own Mother a Happy Mother's Day today. She is a mother of three of my Dad's six children. So I would like to wish Sandra Irene Bell a Happy Mother's Day today. 

I have also been fortunate to have known my Grandmather Bonnie Hall, who had a big hand in raising me. 

Jean who was my Dad's second wife has also played that role. 

I can't forget my own wife Michelle, as she is a mother of two children. My sisters Kim, Terri and Pam. Nieces Val, Amy, Ang and Jeanetta have all earned the title of Mother. As well as my own daughter Hayley, who stepped into the role and has done a fabulous job with Luke. 

Mother's are the fabric of the family and I am lucky to be associated with all of them. 

Happy Mothers Day

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I am once again in a quiet household, Kiwi is up telling me we need to lose half of our cats today. We have been housesitting Hayley's two cats and dog all week, and if they closed and got their key yesterday, they will be sent home today. And Guess what, they closed. Hayley and Tyler are now homeowners. 

Michelle will be heading north to lend a hand and I'll be holding down the fort here. I'm hoping to be able to cut grass today, but the weather forecast has not been too favorable. It might be a little bit too wet to be honest. 

The Blue and Gold Mine Sale is today for all who may be interested. I think a couple family members are going, Kim said Brittany and Mom were planning on going, but I got that second hand so you never know if plans changed or anything. 

It is Commencement weekend here in Morgantown, if you are driving around town, make sure you give yourselves a little extra time as there will be a lot of families here this weekend visiting to watch Graduation ceremonies. After tomorrow it should be peace and quiet until August. 

Have yourselves a great day. 

Friday, May 10, 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!

There will be traffic around town this weekend as this is commencement weekend. West Virginia University will be handing out degrees to all who have earned them. We used to have featured speakers, when I graduated it was David Selby but I'm not seeing a list of Honorary Doctorates (usually one of them is the guest speaker). A few years later it was Bill Clinton (Michelle and I attended that one), and a few other notable speakers through the years. It should be a magical weekend where dreams will be fulfilled for many families. It's been 20 years since I graduated from WVU and 42 years since I Graduated High School. Just seems like yesterday. 

I am sure Michelle is going to be spending the weekend helping Hayley and Tyler get moved in and I'll be here running the errands for the house. We will lose our three house guests tomorrow, so Peanut can probably take her butt out of hiding. She does this every time a new animal pr person comes to visit for some reason. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 09, 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.\

As many of you know, I used to love to play Softball. I played at BOPARC for the better part of 4 decades on a multitude of teams and different competition levels. I think the 2020 season was my last one, and that was playing for Whitetail Crossing on the Senior League team. I was on the roster for the 2021 season when they won it all, but I never made a game that year as I was always away working for RTI. 

I do have to say I have met a lot of people, made a number of lifelong friends and played a lot of softball through the years. It was always something I really enjoyed doing, and it has given me a lot of very good and some bad memories as well. Wouldn't trade them for the world. 

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Tuesday's Tidbits

 * Monday is completed, let's face this tuesday like we own it. Time for a Tidbits. 

* It has been 22,041 days since I was born, that is 21 years using my new,  new, and improved 1,045-day Calendar. 

* It has been 7,301 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. 

* 5,889 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. Horrible movie that I picked though. 

* 5,099 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 5,137 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 2,274 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 933 days ago today. 

* My older Brother Jonathan lived 21,273 days, I've now outlived him by 791 days making me Senior Supreme Sibling once again! 

* I have 2,813 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.

* 271 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.  

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

* There are 232 more shopping days left until Christmas 2024. You still have plenty of time to prepare and get ready.

* There are 216 days until I hit the age of 61. Yeah I know, I'm really older than 21. 

* There are 165 days until Brittany and Matt enter into the bounds of matrimony. 

* There are 134 more days until we go to Pittsburgh and beat the Panther's butts in their stadium. 

* There are 125 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 97 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary together. 

* There are only 44 days to go until the start of summer, my second favorite season. We are in my Favorite Season. 

*  In 25 Days Michelle and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see Kenney Chesney and Zack Brown at Acrisure Stadium. 

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

* I have written 7,545 blogs in the now  over 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. Weather is getting nicer, what is my excuse. 

* There is a new Moon tonight that starts at 11:22 PM for you moon enthusiasts. 

* Anyone notice traffic is a lot easier to deal with around town? Commencement is this weekend, but the undergrads have already returned home and the dorms are emty. 

* Still playing Monopoly Go. Several family members are playing and I am back to 6th place overall and just topped 10,000 points this week. Yeah Me. 

* How about I start doing my favorite Tic Tok of the week? Looking for an opportunity to make some on the side money, check out this week's Tiktok. 

* Hi ho hi ho