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This is what Joseph did while he was off from work for three months!

Tomorrow morning, at 9:30, I will be at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville for the first time since the afternoon of March 13th.  For just over three months, I have not been able to leave my house too much, except to walk to my mailbox.  I was able to leave my house while wearing a mask on both Friday, June 12th, and Tuesday, June 16th.

As I prepare to get back to a normal routine again, I would like to show you what I did over the past three months … and I have talked about some of these events in a few of my blog posts.  So, without further ado, let me show you what I did over the past three months while I was off from work.

On March 15, 2020, there was some snow on our property. You could still see the grass on our property, but there was a decent amount of snow on the ground that morning.
On March 15, 2020, there was a lot of snow on our deck. It covered up all of the items that were on our deck that morning.
This is my red and blue Saddlebred polo shirt, which is the subject of my 1,325th blog post. The shirt is very classy … and I got it for Christmas nearly three months ago.

I really like my red and blue Saddlebred polo shirt. The shirt is very classy … and I will continue to wear it often in the future.
I have owned this plaid long-sleeve button-down shirt from Chaps for just over one year now. I bought the shirt at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville in March of 2019. The shirt has a front pocket with the Chaps logo on it … and the colors that are on the shirt are white, blue, pink and purple.
Brady has now been with us for one year now. I snapped this photo inside of our kitchen.

Brady is celebrating his first year in our house. I snapped this photo on our front porch … and, as you can see here, we are practice “Social Distancing” as I self one of the four selfies that we took today.

I have owned my grey and black Puma jacket for just over two years now. Every time I wear the jacket, it gives me extra class and extra swag.
You can zip up the Puma jacket halfway whenever you wear it. You should never zip it up the whole way. This method may come in handy if you wear it with jeans and a T-shirt.
You can also leave it unzipped if you are wearing a button-down shirt or a nice dress shirt,
On April 5, 2020, I wrote my 1,337th blog post on my blog. I didn’t know that “1,337” is a special number on this bog.
On April 8, 2020, while I was sitting in our blue living room chair for a few minutes that morning, I noticed that Brady was resting behind our chairs in the early morning hours. I was surprised to see him there whenever I was relaxing in the living room at around 4:30 in the morning.
These are my hand creams. I like them a lot … and I use them whenever my hands get dry and cracked. Some of them work better than others, but they all make my hands feel soft and smooth.
I snapped this selfie in our living room on April 12, 2020 … and I also wanted to include my Senior Class photo, which is from 2003, in the selfie. You can see it on the top right hand corner of this selfie.
These are my Easter baskets for 2020. I didn’t have a proper Easter basket this year, so I got my treats in three small red plastic bowls. The bowls have jelly beans, York peppermint patties and egg-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

On April 14, 2020, while Brady and I were in our dining room that morning, we were able to practice Social Distancing for a few short minutes. Brady likes to be close to people, but he needs to practice Social Distancing by staying at least six feet away from us for a while. It may be hard for him to do just that, though.
This is my green and yellow Brasil jacket. It was the subject of my seventh blog post, which I wrote down on September 7, 2014. My friend and cousin, Shane Trylko, also has this jacket … and our jackets are our “friendship jackets.”

On April 20, 2020, I received two interesting gifts. One is a white mask from 3M … and one is a classy blue pullover from an organization called Progressive Turnout Project.

On April 20, 2020, I was able to wear my new white 3M mask for a few short minutes. I won’t be wearing it too much since I’ll be at home quite a bit, but if the time comes for me to wear the mask, I’ll be ready. As you can see in these photos, it’s hard for me to wear this mask with my glasses. Yes, the mask covers the mouth and the nose.
On April 20, 2020, I was able to wear my new blue pullover from the Progressive Turnout Project, which is an organization that encourages people to vote in their locations.
The word “Resist” is in white, the word “Organize” is in blue and the word “Vote” is in red. The logo for Progressive Turnout Project appears underneath of those three words.

My 1,350th blog post is about my grey FILA jacket. It’s a classy jacket … and it goes nicely with blue jeans and button-down shirts. You can also wear it with white jeans, as you can see here in this photo. I bought the jacket at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville in December of 2019.
This is a close-up shot of my grey FILA jacket. The jacket is the subject of my 1,350th blog post.
On April 21, 2020, while I was staying home during the current Coronavirus Outbreak, I was able to see some clouds in the skies above South Fayette. The clouds were white, dark and grey … and I saw “blue holes” and some “grey holes” in the clouds.
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.
On April 26, 2020, I snapped this selfie in front of my tall mirror. The tall mirror is by my bedroom door.
I have owned this classy Dragon Ball Z T-shirt for just over one year now.

May 4th is National Orange Juice Day. Now, on May 4, 2020, I drank a small cup of Tropicana Orange Juice in a small coffee cup. I’m drinking to drink orange juice as often as I can.
This is my new “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” T-shirt. I apologize if the photo is sideways. That’s sort of how it looked on my smartphone’s camera.
On the back of my new “Star Wars” shirt, you can see the dates that the “Star Wars” movies were first shown in theaters. This is a so-called “tour dates” shirt.
I have owned this grey Pittsburgh Penguins T-shirt for four years now. I purchased it on May 9, 2016, at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx.
For the past year now, I have owned a classy ensemble. It consists of my grey Nike half-zip pullover, my grey Chaps polo shirt, my purple crew neck T-shirt from Arizona and my dark wash jeans from Chaps.
I am wearing my grey Chaps polo shirt, my dark wash Chaps jeans and my purple crew neck T-shirt, which is from Arizona, in this photo.
In this photo, I am wearing my purple crew neck T-shirt, which is from Arizona, and my dark wash Chaps jeans.
Joseph received a black “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” T-shirt and a black Calvin Klein bomber coat for his 34th birthday.
On May 12, 2020, I wore my black “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” T-shirt, exactly one week after I got it as a late birthday present.
Here is the back of my “Star Wars” T-shirt.
My new black bomber coat, which is from Calvin Klein, has a lot of zippers and pockets on it. Here is a close-up shot of one of those zippers. This is actually a pocket with a zipper on it … and it’s hidden inside of a regular pocket.
Here is another one of the zippers that can be found on my black Calvin Klein bomber coat. This zippered pocket is hidden inside of this so-called cargo pocket. The cargo pocket is on the jacket’s left sleeve.
Here is my black bomber coat, which is from Calvin Klein. This jacket is classy … and, yes, it’s perfect for classy gentlemen like myself. Will I wear it a lot in the future? Absolutely. I won’t wear it too much at first since the weather is starting to warm up.
As you can see here, my new black Calvin Klein bomber coat is giving me class in a big way. This jacket is classy … and it’s perfect for classy gentlemen like myself.
Here is a close-up shot of my new black Calvin Klein bomber jacket.
Joseph’s blog reached the 8,000-views mark on May 14, 2020.
On May 14, 2020, my blog reached the 8,000-views mark. I am holding up the sign in this photo.
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.
On May 18, 2020, I got a much-needed haircut in my living room. How do you guys like this haircut?
On May 16, 2020, Brady put his head up while he was sitting right in front of the blue seat.
On May 16, 2020, Brady was sitting right in front of the blue seat, which is in our living room.
On May 16, 2020, Brady sat in the blue living room seat for a little while.
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.
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.
I am able to wear my grey Columbia half-zip pullover with class each and every time.

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I saw dark clouds and snow over the weekend!

Now, over the weekend, we had a little bit of everything in the skies above Pittsburgh.  Now, on two of those days, we had gloomy mornings and nice, sunny afternoons.  On Saturday, the skies were generally clear all day long, to say the least.  Now, let me show you what I saw on both Friday and on Sunday.

This past Friday morning, before I started working at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville, I saw a lot of dark clouds in the skies above Great Southern Shopping Center.  Now, in the two photos that I snapped that morning, I also saw some grey clouds and white clouds … and the skies were both grey and blue at that time.  Now, whenever I left work that afternoon, it was nice and sunny outside!  Friday ended up being a nice day after all.

Yesterday morning, I saw some snow on our property.  We didn’t get a whole lot of snow that morning … and I was still able to see some grass in our backyard.  There was a coating of snow on our deck as well … and the items that were on our deck were covered with snow as well.  Not long after I snapped these two pictures, the snow melted, the sun came out and it warmed up just a little bit.  As we get closer to Spring, let me remind you that on some days, we may get a little bit of everything in the same day.

Next time, I will write my 1,325th blog post … and I will give you a hint.  It will be about one of my favorite shirts ever.

Stay safe, my friends!

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Joseph Is Celebrating National Umbrella Day!

Today is National Umbrella Day … and, in a way, it’s somewhat appropriate because it rained on National Hill all day long.  While I was walking around my part of National Hill this morning, I was able to hold my Pirates umbrella.  I figured I should celebrate that day in a rather unique way.

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On February 10, 2020, I celebrated National Umbrella Day by using my Pirates umbrella while I walked around my part of National Hill that morning.

After I was able to finish taking my walk on National Umbrella Day, I was able to snap a photo of our backyard.  Over the weekend, it was mostly covered with snow … and, when I snapped a photo of our backyard late this morning, the snow was mostly gone.  There was still a little bit of snow left whenever I snapped the photo.

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On February 10, 2020, I snapped this photo of our backyard. There was just a little bit of snow left whenever I snapped this photo. Over the weekend, it was completely covered with snow.

Next time, I will write my 1,300th blog post.  I can’t tell you what the topic of it will be just yet.  You will have to wait until tomorrow to find out what the topic of my 1,300th blog post will be.

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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!

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The snow is slowly melting away!

Now, last week, as we were starting the 2018 Spring season, we actually got several inches of snow!  Over the past few days or so, the snow has been melting slowly, but surely here on National Hill.

I was actually walking outdoors this afternoon … and I noticed that the people who live on Cuddy Hill don’t have any snow on the ground while we still have a lot of snow at our house.  In fact, a few houses on National Hill still have snow on their properties as well.

Today, I’d like to show you the snow that is still at our house, just days after we got a snow storm.

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There is still some snow in our backyard. I’m pointing to it in this photo.
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There is a lot of snow near our house! There’s also snow on the chairs that are in our backyard.

As you can see here, while many other people in our little town have almost no snow on our properties, we have a lot of snow on our property, but, of course, it will all be gone soon.  Hopefully, the snow won’t return to National Hill for a while.

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The seasons got mixed up this week!

Yesterday afternoon, at 12:15, Spring started for real.  So far, it hasn’t felt like Spring, but, of course, it will eventually feel like it again.  On Monday, while it was still Winter, it sort of felt like Spring.  I was able to walk outdoors a few times on that day.  Since Spring started yesterday afternoon, it has felt like Winter.  In fact, just before I went to bed last night, it started to snow outside … and, whenever I woke up early this morning, I saw a lot of snow near our house.

Let me put it this way, just in case I may have confused you guys.  On Monday, we were saying good-bye to Winter … and it felt like Spring outside.  Then, yesterday, we said hello to Spring … and it actually felt like Winter outside.  Of course, as you know, anything can happen while we go outdoors.  You never know which season it will be.

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Some of these top blog posts are full of snow!

We were supposed to have a snow storm here at our house today, but whenever I looked outside of my window this morning, I was able to see a lot of grass near our house.  We didn’t get the snow storm that we were supposed to get today, but we did get some snow today.

Today, I’d like to make it the theme of this blog post by telling you about some of my top snow-related blog posts ever.

Our little snow covered mountains (February 12, 2015)
Our two little snow-covered mountains … and a little extra thing for you to see (February 24, 2015)
I’ve decided to show you our third snow-covered mountain after all! (March 17, 2015)
Let me ask you a question about our snow-covered mountains today! (March 5, 2015)
A shovel ruined my snow-covered mountains! (March 7, 2015)
There was a THIRD snow-covered mountain in our backyard, too?!? (March 13, 2015)
Old Man Winter brings more snow to our property! (January 6, 2015)
Our snow-covered property (November 21, 2016)
Our backyard is now snow-free! (March 16, 2015)

Since we didn’t get a lot of snow today, I just figured that I would let you guys some of my top snow-related blog posts from the past 2 1/2 years.  Most of them are about the snow-covered mountains that we had in our backyard two years ago.

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Old Man Winter has returned to our property!

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On February 9, 2017, Old Man Winter returned to our property.

This Winter, we haven’t been able to see the snow for long periods of time … and, this morning, Old Man Winter was able to give us some snow.  Our property is once again covered with snow … and in just about two or three days, it will disappear as quickly as it arrived.

Winter doesn’t end until next month, so maybe Old Man Winter will come back to our property again sometime soon.

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Joseph is taking a selfie in the cold air!

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On December 11, 2016, I took a selfie while I was standing outdoors in the cold air.

Now, today, the weather outside is very cold … and it’s too cold for me to go outdoors.

On Sunday, the weather was pretty cold outside … and there was some snow on the ground also.  Also, I was able to take a selfie while I was standing outside in the cold air.

Old Man Winter came early this year.  I’m ready to go through the upcoming Winter season!

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Old Man Winter came early this year!

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On December 14, 2016, I saw a lot of snow on National Hill. Old Man Winter came to our house early this year.

Winter starts in just one week … and it actually feels like it today.  It’s cold outside … and there’s a lot of snow at our house.  You almost can’t see the grass here.  Old Man Winter came to our neighborhood early this year … and he will be here for quite a while.