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Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Four Years Later

It has almost been four years since I first got Lyme Disease. Now, since we are dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic this year, I won’t talk about my battle with Lyme Disease in detail. I want to avoid doing that out of respect for the people who may be going through COVID-19 in a big way. Let’s just say my battle with Lyme Disease was a scary one. I’ve been doing well for the past four years now.

Stay safe, my friends!

I will give my computer a break from 7:00 this evening until 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th. I will thank more of my blog’s followers in two more of my blog posts next week … and I will give you a surprise blog post next week as well.

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Joseph used a cleaner that smelled like vinegar in his “computer room” recently!

In my last blog post, I told you guys about a product that I really like a lot. It’s called “Window Clean,” which is from L.A.’s Totally Awesome. This window cleaner is Ammonia Free and it smells like vinegar. I told you that I used it on the windows that are in our dining room and in our living room. The product smells nice, to say the least. I ended yesterday’s blog post by saying that I would clean my computer room’s windows with that cleaner at around 6:00 that evening … and I was able to keep that promise.

I was able to clean my windows with ease by using that product. It was fantastic to say the least … and most of the dust that was on my windows ended up on the paper towels that I was using while I was cleaning the windows yesterday evening. I cleaned the window that was closest to our driveway … and then I cleaned the top half of the other window that’s in my “computer room.” I finished cleaning the other window this morning. Again, the dust went on the paper towels that I was using while I was cleaning with that product.

All in all, I like L.A.’s Totally Awesome Window Clean, which smells like vinegar … and you can find it at Dollar Tree. I plan on using that product again in the future. I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

Now, I’d like to show you a photo of that product as I wrap up the blog post.

This product, which is called Window Clean, is from a company called L.A.’s Totally Awesome. The cleaner is Ammonia Free … and it smells like vinegar. Over the past few days or so, I have cleaned the windows that are in the dining room, the living room and my “computer room” with this product. I hope you guys like it … and I hope you will buy this product at Dollar Tree soon.

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Joseph Is Cleaning The Windows With Vinegar!

For the past several days now, I have been able to clean a few of our windows with a window cleaner that has vinegar in it. The product is called “Window Clean” and it’s from a company called L.A.’s Totally Awesome. There is another reason why I love this product. It’s ammonia free! That means that there are no harsh chemicals in this product.

I have been able to clean our windows in our dining room and in our living room on select mornings with this product … and, one morning, I was able to clean those same windows on the outside of my house. I also cleaned our front screen door with this product as well recently. I really like this product … and I will try to use it as often as I can in the future.

At some point this evening, I will be cleaning my windows in my “computer room” with this product. I will let you know how it goes in a future blog post. This way, I can keep my promise of having “me time” while I’m in my “computer room” on weekday evenings during the 6:00 hour. I will be able to do something useful during that hour on weekday evenings, whenever I possibly can.

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Happy 40th Birthday, CNN!

Today, CNN, which is the Cable News Network, is 40 years old. For the past five months or so, I have been able to watch CNN on a daily basis for several hours in a day. In fact, as I type this blog post, I am watching CNN in my “computer room.” In my house, it’s on Comcast Channel 32. I also have the CNN app … and I may watch CNN on there whenever I want to see it on my smartphone. CNN has some fantastic people and some fantastic shows on there as well.

CNN is one of my favorite cable networks ever … and I’m able to watch it as often as I can whenever I’m in my “computer room.” I’ll also watch it in either my living room or in my dining room. I’ll also see it on the CNN app or on CNN’s website … and, sometimes, I’ll watch various CNN shows on demand if I see anything interesting on there. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite show on CNN because there are lots of good shows on there, but if I had to pick one, I would probably have to say that “Erin Burnett OutFront” is my favorite CNN show. I used to watch it on demand, but now I’ll occasionally watch it at around 7:00 on weekday evenings. I probably won’t watch the whole show, but I may watch bits and pieces of it whenever I get bored.

Let me just wish CNN a happy 40th birthday today. It’s one of the best cable networks ever … and I will continue to watch it as often as I can in the future. The network is that good.

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Blog Post Number 1,375 Is About A Classy Sweater!

Today, I am writing my 1,375th blog post … and it will be about a very classy sweater.  Now, it’s hard for me to pick just one classy sweater that should become the subject of this blog post since I have a lot of classy sweaters.  Well, I have chosen a nice sweater that i would talk about in the blog post … and that would be my gray half-zip Columbia pullover.  The color is “Charcoal Heather.”

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This is my grey half-zip Columbia pullover. The color’s name is “Charcoal Heather.” The pullover is the subject of my 1,375th blog post … and it’s a classy pullover, nonetheless.

Now, I really like my grey Columbia pullover a lot.  I got it as a Christmas present in late 2019 … and I have worn it several times since I got it.  I have worn it with lots of classy outfits over the past five months or so.  Since the weather is getting warmer, I probably won’t wear it too much for a while, but who knows?  I may wear it with shorts one morning if it’s cool enough for me to do so.

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I am able to wear my grey Columbia half-zip pullover with class each and every time.

As you can see here, I like my grey Columbia half-zip pullover a lot … and I hope you guys like it also.

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My time at home is slowly coming to an end!

Since mid-March, I have been staying at home in order to keep myself safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  Now that some counties in Pennsylvania are about to move into the “green phase,” including Allegheny County, I will be able to leave my home safely for the first time in more than 2 1/2 months pretty soon.  I have two masks at home.  One is my white 3M mask and another one is my Pirates mask.  If I do have to go out, I will be wearing one of those masks … and I will be wearing a mask whenever I go back to work at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville on June 12th.  I can’t stay home forever … and I will have to leave my home again in just a matter of days.  Don’t be surprised if you see me out and about with my mask on before the Summer season begins.

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For June 2020

We are almost halfway through 2020 already … and, before you know it, Summer will officially be here.  I hope you guys have been staying safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  I know I have.  I will be giving my features a break in June, but I will bring them back in July.  I will be giving my computer a break from around 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th, until around 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th.  While I give my computer a break on those days, I will thank more of my blog’s followers in two of my blog posts … and I may give you a surprise blog post at some point during that week also.

Without further ado, let me tell you about some of the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in June.

One of my blog posts will be entitled “Thank you for following my blog for one to three years!”  In it, I will thank the people who have followed my blog for one to three years.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Thank you for following my blog for less than one year!”  In the post, I will thank the people who have been following my blog for less than one year.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “I still have my Colussy Chevrolet shirt two years later!”  I will talk about the blue and white Colussy Chevrolet shirt in the blog post.  I have owned it for nearly two years now.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Four Years Later.”  I will talk about my battle with Lyme Disease, which occurred in June of 2016.  Now, because of the COVID-19 Outbreak, I will try not to into a lot of details about my battle with Lyme Disease.

I hope you guys will check out at least one of my blog posts in June.  I may also give you some surprises along the way.  Enjoy your day, my friends!

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Joseph Likes To Watch Hoda And Jenna On NBC’s “Today Show!”

One of my favorite programs to watch during the week is the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today Show,” which features Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager.  Hoda is one of the anchors of NBC’s “Today Show,” which airs on WPXI from 7-9 on weekday mornings, and Jenna is the daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

Now, I sometimes watch a few minutes of the fourth hour of “The Today Show” on WPXI during the 10:00 hour on weekday mornings … and, sometimes, I will also watch the show on demand.  If you take out the local commercials that air during the show, it will run for either 52 or 53 minutes.  Well, anyway, this show is fun to watch … and it almost always puts a smile on my face.  Hoda and Jenna have done the fourth hour of “The Today Show” together for just over one year now … and they have not been able to do the show in the same studio together too much during that time period.  That’s because they were both on their maternity leaves at different times over the past several months … and they are currently doing the show in separate locations because of the Coronavirus Outbreak.  I really like this show a lot … and the show puts a smile on my face almost every time I watch it.

Before Jenna became Hoda’s co-host on the fourth hour of “The Today Show,” Kathie Lee Gifford, who once did a morning talk show with Regis Philbin, was Hoda’s co-host … and I really enjoyed the show whenever Kathie Lee and Hoda did it.

If you need a pick-me-up and if you are near a TV set at 10:00 on a weekday morning, may I suggest that you check out the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today Show” with Hoda and Jenna on your local NBC station?  Here in Pittsburgh, that would be WPXI.  It will put a smile on your face.  You can also watch it on demand at a later time if you can’t watch it at 10:00 on weekday mornings.  I sometimes watch it on demand before I go to sleep.

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Joseph will soon be going back to work again

Since the afternoon of March 13th, I have not left my house … and, believe it or not, the last time I was not in my house, I was actually leaving my workplace, which is T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville.  For about 2 1/2 months or so, I have stay in my house or very close to my house, but I have walked down to my mailbox a few times a week … and I walk in my half of the block, whenever I don’t see a lot of people outdoors.

Well, in just over 2 1/2 weeks or so, I will be able to go back to work at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville for the first time in almost three months.  Part of me is ready to go back and part of me isn’t ready to go back.    I have worked there for almost 13 years now.  I would love to work there forever, but I may not be working there forever, but who knows?  I will probably be there for a number of years.  I became a regular T.J. Maxx worker on June 11, 2007.

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Does Joseph look like a classy person in a block of wood?

Now, in my last blog post, I thanked my mother, Susan Pratt, who is one of the followers of my blog, for drawing a classy picture of me on a block of wood.  She drew a photo of me listening to 90.5 on my clock radio, which is in my bedroom.  Today, I would like to talk about the drawing in detail.

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On May 20, 2020, Susan Pratt, who is my mother and is one of this blog’s followers, draw this fantastic picture of me on a block of wood.

In this drawing, I am wearing my grey half-zip Columbia pullover and my plaid button-down shirt from Chaps.  I think she did a fantastic job in making this drawing of me on a block of wood.  Now you guys are able to see a classy person like myself in a piece of wood.  Do you think I look like a classy person in a block of wood?  I think I do.  I will also show you the photo that inspired her to make this drawing.

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On April 26, 2020, I was listening to 90.5 WESA, which is one of Pittsburgh’s three NPR stations, on my clock radio, which is in my bedroom. I asked you guys if I should do just that back in February … and I actually said I should do so.

Do you think she was able to recreate this classy photo of yours truly in a block of wood in a fantastic way?  I think she did so in a fantastic way also.  I hope you guys like me as a classy person in a block of wood as much as I do.