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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 Needs A Haircut During The COVID-19 Outbreak

For just over two months now, I have not been able to leave my house except to get the mail at my mailbox, which is within walking distance of my home.  It’s near the mailboxes of the other houses that are in my part of National Hill.

I had not gotten a haircut since January of this year … and my hair has grown considerably over the past four months or so.  Well, yesterday morning, my long hair was about to leave my head because I would get a much-needed haircut in my living room.

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On May 18, 2020, I snapped this selfie in my “computer room,” just about four hours before I got my much-needed haircut at home.

At around 4:40 or so yesterday morning, I snapped a selfie in my “computer room” … and I would get a much-needed haircut about four hours later.  I am going to show you my haircut now.  I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

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On May 18, 2020, I got a much-needed haircut in my living room. How do you guys like this haircut?

As you can see, my hair has gotten pretty long during the COVID-19 Outbreak … and I think my hair was approaching my eyebrows and my ears.  Well, luckily, my hair did get short after I got my haircut, but as I type today’s blog post for you guys, it may be getting just a little bit longer again.  Hopefully, I can get my haircut in a public place again sometime in the future.  Until then, I will probably get my haircuts at home.

I would also like to thank my mother, Susan Pratt, who is one of my blog’s followers, for giving me my much-needed haircut at home yesterday morning.  It took several minutes for me to say good-bye to my long hair.

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I celebrated my 34th birthday at home!

Now, because of the Coronavirus Outbreak, a lot of us have had to stay home as much as possible.  Now, for almost two months, I have been staying at home as much as possible … and, because of that, I had to celebrate my 34th birthday at home.  Now, sadly, I was not able to go to a restaurant because of the COVID-19 Outbreak, so, instead, the food that I had at my birthday party at home is from KFC.  It could be the one that’s in Canonsburg.  Of course, I had a small birthday cake.  So, while I wasn’t able to celebrate my birthday in a restaurant for the first time in quite some time, I still had a fantastic birthday, nonetheless.  Now, whenever we are allowed to go to restaurants again safely, I will go to one … and I will sort of celebrate my 34th birthday many weeks late.  I like to celebrate my birthday in restaurants.

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Joseph’s Flashback: Our house was partially empty for years before we bought it!

Since 1971, my grandparents, my three uncles, my mother Susan Pratt, who is one of my blog’s followers, and myself have lived in a one-story white house on National Hill.  For safety reasons, I will not reveal the house’s exact location.  For the past 49 years now, all seven of us have lived in that house at one time or another.  My uncles all lived in that house until around the mid 1980s … and, then, my mother would stay in the white house until around the year 2000 or so.  For most of my 34-year life, I have called that white house my home.  Of course, my grandparents have been in that house for 49 years.  Most of the rooms in our houses are in the same locations to this day, but two of those rooms are somewhat different.  My bedroom is my mother’s old bedroom from the time that she was a young girl … and my three uncles all slept in the room that is now my “computer room.”  My mother called that room hers while she lived there as a young adult.  You may say that my “computer room” is an “extension” of my bedroom.

Well, today, I’m going to tell you about our house’s earliest years, before we moved into it.  Our house was completely built at some point in the 1950s, but it was not completely occupied for a number of years.  The house was originally built by John Danesky, who passed away in 2003.  John was the brother of my aunt, Pauline Danesky … and they lived next door to us for many years.  The house was originally built for John and Pauline’s mother, Mary Danesky, but she turned it down.  For a number of years, several members of the Danesky family were living in what is now our basement … and the main floor of our house was still empty!  In fact, until we came along in 1971, there was nothing on the main floor of our house … and there was no staircase, which would eventually go from our basement’s door to our front porch.  You can see proof of that in the four photos of our house, which are from the mid 1950s.  I would also like to thank members of the Danesky family for snapping those photos more than 60 years ago.

As you can see here, it’s always nice to learn about some neat things about the history of one’s house, especially when it’s your own house.  You just never know what kinds of stories you may hear about your own home.  Our house was built in the 1950s … and it has changed somewhat considerably for more than 60 years … and, in 1971, my relatives came here and the rest is history.

I hope you guys enjoyed hearing the story of our house’s earliest days.  I have done this in the “Joseph’s Flashback” feature two times in the past … and, today, I wanted to go a little bit more in depth about our house’s earliest days.  I really like this house a lot!

Tomorrow, I will write my 1,350th blog post down … and it will be about a jacket.  You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out which jacket I’ll be talking about.

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Joseph Is Practicing Social Distancing With Brady

As we continue to deal with the Coronavirus Outbreak, I hope you guys are doing your best to practice Social Distancing as much as possible.  All you have to do is stay at least six feet away from the nearest person, but you may want to stay at least six feet away from pets as well.  I did just that while I was in my dining room this morning.  Brady and I were both in the dining room this morning … and, while we were in there, me and him just happened to practice Social Distancing … and it obviously went fairly well.  Brady likes to be close to people a lot, but I think Brady needs to practice Social Distancing by staying six feet away from us for a while.  It will be hard for him to do just that, though.

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Brady Has Been With Us For One Year Now!

One year ago today, Brady came to our house for the first time.  He is originally from Ohio.  Brady is a fantastic bulldog.  Brady is a brown and white English Bulldog.  Even though Brady can be bad, sneaky and nosy at times, we still like him a lot.  This morning, I snapped four selfies with Brady.  I snapped the first two selfies in our kitchen … and I snapped the other two selfies on our front porch.  Since we are still dealing with the Coronavirus Outbreak, Brady and I did our best to practice Social Distancing in the selfies.

Today, as we celebrate Brady’s first anniversary at our house, I would like you take a look at some photos of Brady, which I took over the past year.  I actually talked about Brady himself in a few of my blog posts throughout the past year.

As we wrap up today’s blog post, I would like you to see the blog posts that are mainly about Brady.

This is how Joseph stops Brady from sitting in the blue living room chair with him! (March 11, 2020)
Brady is between my legs! (March 10, 2020)
I refuse to share a seat with Brady! (February 19, 2020)
Brady is riding with me in our silver truck! (January 17, 2020)
“I want to sit in that blue seat!” (January 13, 2020)
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: My bulldog, Brady (January 9, 2020)
Brady Is One Year Old Today! (December 18, 2019)
Brady loves to relax! (November 17, 2019)
Don’t Drop It! (November 11, 2019)
Is Brady allowed to sit in the blue seat? (October 29, 2019)
Joseph Has A Question For You: Should Brady dress up on Halloween? (October 22, 2019)
Brady has been with us for six months now! (September 30, 2019)
Brady Has Been With Us For Just Over Three Months Now! (July 3, 2019)
Meet Our New Bulldog, Brady (April 2, 2019)

Let me just say thank you to Brady, our bulldog, for allowing us to be a part of his life for the past year now.  Let’s see how things go in his second year in our house.

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For April 2020

Spring is now in full swing … and, before you know it, the month of April will be here.  Then, in just a few weeks, I will be celebrating my 34th birthday.  Just don’t ask me how I’ll be celebrating it just yet.  Fears of the Coronavirus may cause me to celebrate it at home; however, you will have to answer a question about my birthday plans in a blog post in April.

Now, today, I’m going to tell you about some of the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in April.  I will give you guys some fantastic posts throughout April … and I hope you guys can check out at least one of these posts whenever you can.

One of my blog posts will be entitled “Brady Has Been With Us For One Year Now!”  Brady first came to our house on March 30, 2019.  It seems like he first came to our house yesterday.  He’s a fantastic dog … and I will talk about his first year with us in a blog post on March 30th.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Happy 3rd Birthday, Ezra!”  Ezra is the son of my cousin, Sarah Smith, and Tim Smith, who is Mr. Classy’s “stand-in.”  I will wish Ezra a happy birthday in a blog post in April.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Jay Papuga Is A Very Classy Friend Of Mine.”  I will talk about my friend, Jay Papuga, in a blog post in April.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “I still have my grey and black Puma jacket two years later!”  I will talk about my grey and black Puma jacket in a blog post in April.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Blog Post Number 1,350 Is About A Classy Jacket!”  In my 1,350th blog post, I will talk about one of my jackets.  I can’t tell you which jacket it will be about, but I’ll give you a hint.  It won’t be about my grey and black Puma jacket.  I will actually talk about it in one of the blog posts that I just mentioned before.  It will be about a jacket that’s just as classy as that Puma jacket is.

I will also be using my blog’s features in April.  Let me tell you how I’ll be using them this time…

Joseph’s Flashback-Our house was partially empty for years before we bought it!
Joseph Has A Question For You-Should Joseph go to DeBlaze Grill for his birthday this year?
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace-Joseph’s Hand Creams
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post-My green and yellow Brasil jacket

I hope you guys will check out at least one of my blog posts in April … and I hope you guys will continue to stay home and stay safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  We will do our best to get through it together.  Enjoy your day!

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How are you guys staying safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak?

For the next several days or so, a lot of us will have to stay at home as the Coronavirus Outbreak continues.  I am staying safe by staying inside of my house as much as possible.  I will be walking to my mailbox on most of those days … and, of course, if I do go outdoors during the day, I am doing my best to stay at least six feet away from the nearest person.  Of course, I am still writing blog posts on my computer in my house’s “computer room” four to five times a week.  In fact, today, I am writing a post at home on my computer … and I would like to know how you guys are all staying safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Please enjoy the rest of your day … and stay safe and stay home during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  We will do our best to get through it together.

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Staying safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Now, for the past several days now, lots of people have been talking about the Coronavirus Outbreak that’s been sweeping through our country in one form or another … and they have been seen stories about it just about every day for the past few days or so.  Now, the Coronavirus is in Pennsylvania and it’s also in Allegheny County, so a lot of people, including myself, are doing whatever they can to stay safe during this Outbreak.  That means a lot of us will have to stay home as much as possible for the next few days or so … and many of us won’t be able to work for a while.

This past Friday, for the first time in quite some time, I was able to stay home for the entire day on a Friday.  I was not able to work at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville then since the store would be closed for the next few days.  I am doing everything I can to stay safe during this Coronavirus Outbreak … and I hope you guys are also.

Now, as you may have guessed, I write all of my blog posts at home on my computer, which, of course, is in my “computer room.”  I generally write four or five blog posts on my blog every week … and I will still write blog posts for you guys while I’m in my “computer room.”  I know you guys like my posts a lot … and I hope you guys will like the posts that I write down as we continue to deal with this Outbreak.

Enjoy your day … and stay safe as we continue to deal with this Coronavirus Outbreak.  We will try very hard to get through it.  Yes, I will continue to write my blog posts at home.

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Joseph Wants To Be Alone

I am visiting my “undisclosed location” this weekend, so, obviously, I’ll be giving my computer a break for a majority of the weekend.  Today, I’d like to write a rather personal blog post for you guys.  Some parts of it are good … and some parts of it are bad.  It will sort of tell you guys why I haven’t been out and about a lot this year.  The reason may surprise you a little bit.

I am what is called an “introvert.”  An “introvert” is a person who likes to be alone for long periods of time.  I can now say that I am an “introvert.”  While I love to talk to you guys both online and in person a lot, I do like to be alone on some occasions.  When it comes to being alone, I sometimes enjoy it.  It depends on the situation, of course.  Sometimes it’s good … and sometimes it’s bad.

This year, you may not have seen me going to certain places and events.  Well, that’s because I can’t really tolerate being in large crowds for long periods of time.  I also can’t tolerate loud music for long periods of time, either.  I can probably go somewhere if it will not be very crowded … and I can go somewhere if the music will not be too loud.  Those were a few of the reasons why I was not able to go to certain events this year, like McSummerfest and the Mardi Gras Dance.  Now, last year, I was able to go to McSummerfest for just a few minutes … and I did go to the Mardi Gras Dance last year, but I was not able to stay the entire time.

Also, this year, I have not been able to take my evening walks around National Hill on a daily basis.  It sort of depends on my mood.  I’m trying not to take too many walks around my neighborhood anymore … and I’m also trying to give me some time to myself in the late afternoon and early evening hours.  It’s nothing personal.  Thank you all for your understanding.  Of course, we will continue to remain friends for a long time, whether or not I am a true “introvert.”  Sometimes, I’m proud to say that I am an “introvert.”  I like you guys a lot, but I need some time to myself so I can talk to you guys both online and in person.

Enjoy your day, my friends!