20171121 -

20171121 - Up in the am and J home from school sick today. I stopped at Kroger on the way to work to get food for the dinner we are having today. In and getting things done.

20171120

20171120 - Up in the am an J not feeling well. We drugged him up and I dropped him off at school, filling out the paperwork and leaving some pills behind so he can make it through the day. Only reason he is going is the choir practice at the high school this morning and then again later this evening. Made it in to work and got the week rolling. Had a productive day and then headed home. L&G to his basketball practice, D was working and then ran to Scouts for me. J sleeping as he came home in the middle of the school day sick. I headed out to a Booster meeting. Home and D&I took the tent apart so L could get her car in. I headed to Bible Bangers with Doc. It was a good short meeting. Home and set up my new phone :-)

20171119 -

20171119 - Up in the am and LG&I headed to G's basketball preview in Worthington. It was a crazy madhouse double gym full of kids bouncing basketballs everywhere. I did my best to keep score for the 4 scrimmages, must faster than baseball... Home in the early afternoon. D&J just beat us home. D&I worked on the tent leg that snapped and J was out scootering around Creekside getting free stuff from the vendors down there for the Holiday of Lights festival. When J got home he and I went to pick up the wreaths he had sold for Scouts, D&G headed to D-Bats. Home and we sorted them, delivering to the neighbors and dividing into the various cars for later delivery. L heated up the pork we got from the Scout Thanksgiving and we had a yummy dinner. After dinner LJ&G hung out on the couch watching TV, D worked on college stuff and I got some things done in the office. Before long my buddies came over to watch The Walking Dead with DJ&I. Up late getting things done and ready for the crazy short week ahead.

20171118 +

20171118 + Up way too early in the am and was surprisingly warm. G&I out of the tent for bfast that D orchestrated the cooking of the bisquits. It was a good bfast and I packed up and headed home in an onion scented car... Home and got a warm shower, coffee and rested. L was busy getting things done around the house and I headed out to pick up a couple things for the Scouts. Made it back to the campsite and had some chili watching G split more wood. I drug G away from the axe and got him home. He got cleaned up and we both fell asleep for an afternoon nap. This tells me I am not able to easily adapt to sleeping outside in a tent as I used to be... Before we knew it we packed up and headed to the campsite for the Troop 98 25th annual Court of Honor Thanksgiving Feast. We had an awesome meal, best we've had in the many years. The meeting was good and the boys all got recognized for their accomplishments for the last year. D&I had to run out during the meeting to take our tent down, the high winds snapped on of the inner supports :-o After the dinner LG&I left D&J there for the night as we headed home to warm up and watch some football.

20171117 - 1st All 4 Campout



20171117 - Up in the am and in to work. Morning went fast, trying to clean out open action so next week goes smooth. Home as the boys were finishing their packing for the campout, G was a bit anxious. I double checked their packs and the boys headed out. I finished getting ready and then headed to McD's to pick up some food. I got the camp out just as the Troop did and helped D set up the tent. D&I got our cots set up and then checked in on J and helped the adults get some things done. G had a blast splitting wood. After everything was done we all sat around the fire for a bit and listened to stories. This is the first time ever all the Winger boys together at a Scout campout! G&I headed out so they could tell some grownup stories. We got situated in our sleeping bags and fell asleep quickly. I only woke up about 4 times, to the hard pouring rain, I love that sound.

20171116

20171116 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a super busy mornings getting ready for and having calls, that ended up lasting all day. Headed to meet D&G at D-Bats. D was working for them helping with the kids, he was giving private lessons to them and looked liked he loved it. Hope this turns into a job for him. G was there for his hitting league and did pretty good. G&I headed out after he was done, D stayed to work. G&I ran home, got his cake and J and we headed to the cake auction. It was a good auction and G's cake went for $240! the highest of the night. It was a good time. After the auction we headed home past Arby's for dinner. Home and D scared G, which caused him to drop our dinner on the driveway and get our food covered with pine needles... In and ate, talked to L about the baseball meeting she went to at the high school. All wound down for the night.

20171115 +

20171115 + Ran to the Scout store to get awards.  Printed off all the programs for the Court of Honor this weekend.  Home and D at work, LJG&I had dinner together and then L went to meet Marlene for coffee and to get her snow pants. G&I finished his cake for the auction tomorrow night. I then installed a new router in the basement.

20171114 -

20171114 - Up in the am

L&D to Wilmington College for a visit
I worked at home today, got a lot done.
G home for a sec and back to the school to play a bit.
J home and got his robe on did homework
L&D home and told all about the school, they LOVED it.
After dinner G&I baked a bunch of cakes in prep for the upcoming auction.
I then headed to Scouts for a Board of Review.
Home and up late getting the awards entered and getting the program ready for this weekend.

20171113 -

20171113 -
D&J to Scouts.
G had basketball practice.  I went to pick him up and we swung by Meijer to get him some new boots for the campout he is going on with his big brothers this weekend. We then swung by scouts to get advancements and check in.  Home and hung out a little bit before turning ing.

20171112

20171112 LJG&I to Church, D to work We attaempted to go to Waffle House for lunch, too crowded, eneded up at Big Boy. home and J&I got changed and added some antifreeze to the white car and headed out to help with a Scout Eagle project. Project was digging hole, setting post and stringing rope and wire to make a BB Gun range. L&G headed to G's scrimmage in New Albany. Project was well organized and went smooth, D stopped by after work. J&I headed to Home Depot to get parts to fix the washing machine drain (white car not overheating :-) Home and J fixed the washing machine on his own then rode his scooter for a bit. I fluffed up the fire extinguishers and mounted them. L&G home, G did good, D working on ACT prep stuff all afternoon L cooked us some dinner and we headed to the basement to watch "" it was a good action flick After the move L nodded off, D went back up to study, JG&I watched a couple of episodes of 'Gallivant' No friends came over for to watch The Walking Dead, but DJ&I watched it, it was good. D up late working on ACT prep, I tried to help, math is WAY beyond me... Up late working on a college grid

20171111 +

20171111 + Up late J&I installed a trailer hitch G&I installed a wiring harness J out riding around town D&G out to D-Bats J home helped install a Bra to cover the cracks All home to McClains to hang out and relax Home not too late exhausted and out

20171110

20171110 UP and ready for the day. Working partial day from home so got morning things done. Gma&paB showed up and we headed to Jack's school for the Veteran's Day program, J did good introducing GpaB and the doing the Flag Folding ceremony. Home and GpaB & I were heads down working on our PC's until L got home and then we all went to lunch. After lunch I droped L & Gma&paB off at G's school then took the car home where I met D who was home for the day because he gave blood. D&I walked back to the school and watched G's Veteran's Day assembly, quite emotion seeing all these little kids and hearing them sing in addition to this being G's last one :-( D ran off to see his old teachers. Home and Gma&paB left, I took a nap before the boys got home. Everyone home and D & DGF7 making more deep fried desserts and then headed out to be with friends all night. J headed out to a friends bday party LG&I went to see Daddy's home We were going to get something to eat but all ate too much popcorn so skipped dinner. Home and we pulled up the first Daddy's home and watched that. I ran and picked up J from his bday party, he had a good time. Up till 4am for an emotional night sending 11/11 letters, 47 this year.