My 888th Blog Post Is About The Number 8

Happy Memorial Day, my friends!  Today, I’m writing my 888th blog post down … and, today, it will be about the number 8.  I will tell you some rather interesting things about the number 8 … and I will try to use the number 8 in the things that I’m talking about here.

The current year is 2018.

One of my favorite routes in the Pittsburgh area is Route 978, which is located in my part of Allegheny County.

For the past few weeks, I was able to watch channel 208 for about 90 minutes on certain evenings.  I needed a way to unwind after going through some tough days.

I started my blog on the eighth month of a year, which would be August.  I started it in August of 2014.  August, of course, is the eighth month of the year.

Depending on my mood, I usually do my best to wind down during the 8:00 hour on certain evenings.  I will watch a program during that hour, if I’m up to it.

Whenever I gave my computer some “vacation time,” I will usually do it for eight days at a time.

My part of National Hill has eight other houses, which are all very unique in many ways.  We actually have nine houses in my part of the neighborhood, but I do like to give praise to the eight other houses, which are located in my part of National Hill.

In the past, I would sometimes work eight hours a week at my local T.J. Maxx store, but, in recent years, I would just work four hours a week at the store.  I really like it.

So, there you have it.  I was able to give you eight interesting facts about the number 8 that I think are interesting to me.  It was the subject of my 888th blog post.

Enjoy your day!

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Old Man Winter Keeps Returning To National Hill!

It may be the middle of April, but, today, it didn’t feel like it at all.  It also didn’t look like the middle of April outdoors.  Just a few days ago, we had a little taste of summer here on National Hill … and, sadly, today, we had another taste of Winter here on National Hill.  Old Man Winter gave us a break over the weekend, but, sadly, he came back here yesterday … and he’s still on National Hill today.  Hopefully, Old Man Winter will be able to leave National Hill tomorrow … and, hopefully, he can stay away from National Hill for a few months or so.  My fingers are crossed.  Enjoy your day, even though it’s cold outside!

The final resting places of my late pets

Yesterday, I marked the three-year anniversary of the death of my bulldog, Piglet, by showing you photos of my bulldog.  I also showed you her pink stone and her urn.

Today, I’m going to show you the final resting places of my late pets … and their names are Piglet, who was my bulldog, and Beau, who was my white shaggy dog.

First, I’m going to show you Piglet’s urn.  I also included it in a blog post that I wrote down two years ago.  It was about the first anniversary of Piglet’s death … and it was also my 350th blog post.

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This is my 350th blog post … and I’m dedicating it to Piglet.

Second, I’d like to show you Beau’s final resting place.  It’s very close to our backyard.  I sometimes visit it whenever I take my walks outdoors.  I also talked about it in one of my blog posts.  I wrote it down back in September of 2016 … and it was in one of my blog’s features, which is called “Joseph’s Moment Of Peace.”

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This is Beau’s grave site. Beau was a dog … and he passed away over two decades ago.

I will remember most of these dogs for a long time.  As soon as the weather starts to get warmer, I will visit their final resting places … and I will say hello to them.

I saw more dark grey clouds in the skies above Cuddy today!

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On October 24, 2017, I saw some dark grey clouds in the skies above Cuddy and National Hill. They are also building a house near Old Oakdale Road.

At around 11:30 this morning, I was looking out a window at my house … and I happened to see a lot of dark grey clouds in the skies above both National Hill and Cuddy.  I also saw a few light grey clouds in the sky as well … and I saw a couple of blue holes in the sky also.  The sky was mostly grey at the time.

Also, they are building a new house near Old Oakdale Road … and most of those dark grey clouds were spotted right above the new house.

This is our new bathroom!

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Our new bathroom is located right behind our new bathroom door.

You’re probably wondering why I have a picture of our new bathroom door in this blog post.  Well, in this blog post, I’m gonna talk about our new bathroom … and it can be found right behind our new bathroom door.  I’m trying to build a little suspense for you guys here.

Without further ado, let me show you our new bathroom.  We have been remodeling it for about 2 1/2 weeks … and, today, I’d like you guys to see it for yourselves.

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We have new floors, new tiles, a new toilet and a new bath tub … and they can all be found in our new bathroom.

We have brand new tiles in the bathroom … and they’re bigger than our last tiles were.  Our floor is brand new … and we also have a new bathtub and a new toilet.

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We also have a new sink … and we have a new medicine cabinet.

We also have a new sink … and we also have a brand new medicine cabinet.

We also have a new fan in there … and we have new lights in there as well.  We also have a brand-new shower as well.  We now have two showers in our home.  I will try to show you our new showers in a future blog post.

Tomorrow, I will write my 675th blog post down.

We’re getting a new bathroom soon!

Over the past few days, I have had to use the bathroom, which is located in our basement.  Also … the items that we use in our regular bathroom has been scattered throughout our house.  I’ve also had to brush my teeth in the kitchen sink for several days.

Well, that’s because we are getting a new bathroom for the first time ever.  Our bathroom is presently being remodeled … and, in just a few days, we will have a brand new bathroom.  I will try to show it to you guys just as soon as the bathroom is finished.

Our new wooden handrail

On Leap Day, we added something new to our house … and that would be a wooden handrail.  It’s attached to the stairs, which goes from our kitchen down to our garage.

I took three pictures of our new wooden handrail this morning.

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This is our new wooden handrail. It’s attached to these stairs here.
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Here’s another shot of our new handrail.
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Here’s a close-up shot of our new handrail.

I like this handrail a lot … and I will be using it a lot of times in the future.

Joseph’s Flashback: I have two more old pictures of our house!

Back in June, I introduced three regular features to my blog … and they are “Joseph’s Flashback,” “Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post” and “Joseph Has A Question For You.”  Over the past few months, I would use those features over the course of three consecutive days in a week, but beginning this month, I will try to use one of my three features in a typical week.

Today, I’m gonna write a blog post, which is part of my “Joseph’s Flashback” series.  In it, I’m gonna show you two more pictures of our house … and they’re from the 1950s.

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This is the front part of our house. The entrance to our house was a lot different back then.
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This is the back part of our house. It’s appearance is slightly different in this picture, but other than that, it hasn’t changed too much since this picture was taken back in the 1950s.

Our house hasn’t changed too much since these pictures were taken many, many years ago.  In a future blog post, I’m gonna try to show you what our house looks like in 2016!

Joseph’s Flashback: Our house wasn’t always ours!

Whenever I write these kinds of blog posts, I usually talk about something that happened to me in the past or I may talk about something that I had whenever I was younger, but since we’re going into the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to try something a little bit different today.

I wanted to talk about our house today.  Our family has called this house on National Hill our home since at least the early ’70s, but before we moved into this house ourselves, someone else lived here.  So, obviously, we were not the original owners of this house.  One of my aunt’s relatives actually owned this house for several years before my grandparents purchased it themselves.

Here are two pictures of our house … and they’re from the 1950s …

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Here’s a picture of our house … and it’s from 1954. The staircase, which goes from the road to our front porch, is missing in this picture.
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My aunt, Pauline Danesky, is sitting near our house in this picture, which was taken back in 1957.

Our house has changed quite a bit over the past several years, but it really hasn’t changed too much since the 1950s.

I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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