20171020

20171020 - Up in the am and slow into work, stopped at gas station, messed with car... In to work and got started, gave a tutorial on an app and walked the floor. Back to the desk to get some things done.

20171019 + Punkins

20171019 + Up in the am and in to work. Had weekly call and it went well. Got caught up with Justin and working hard on planning app. Home and ate fast then back to the school to catch some of G's practice. G&I then headed to the Pack meeting where it only took him 4min and 35 seconds to carve his pumpkin. There were tons of pumpkins and Chris Emmons and I named them and helped pass them out which allowed me the opportunity to make sure G's was the last one (he was happy about that :-) Home and talked to D a bit about getting his own cell service and showing him how much data (10GB) and text messages (17 pages) he send each month... To bed watching Netflix and doing things for ebay.

20171018 - Short Walk

20171018 - Up in the am and in to work. Out to the shop floor trying to solve some issues and then back to the desk for some planning development. Home a bit late and took a short walk with LG & Lilly looking for colorful leaves. Home and G shot his BB gun in the backyard. In and had leftovers for dinner and J&I watched '10 Cloverfield Lane', it was a good suspense movie. Boys to bed and I stayed up late working on the planning app watching Netflix.

20171017 - Driving Mr. Daisy

20171017 - Up in the am and blew the horn and scared J and his friends while they were waiting for the bus. In to work and right to the keyboard for the morning. Took Justin to lunch, he made me chauffeur him to McD's. Back to the conference room to finish out the day. I took a final call on the road while heading to Pickerington to meet LJ&G to see the new Blade Runner movie. We got a couple of pizzas and settled in to the big leather recliners for what was a beautiful yet LOOOONG not so fast moving movie. 3 some hours later, all exhausted and not that entertained we headed home. D was home so we chatted with him a bit about his day and all to bed. I stayed up late watching Netfix and figuring out a better way to plan repairs.

20171016 - G11

20171016 - Up in the am today is G's bday and we watched G open his presents from L&I. He got a BB gun, his main present from us and he really liked it, bummed he had to go to school and not stay home and shoot everything up. In to work at the desk knocking things out. Finished up the day and headed home. G got to pick dinner tonight and he picked Steak n' Shake, so we headed there for dinner. G got double cheese on everything and we had a good meal. After dinner D&J headed to Scouts and LG&I headed to GFS to buy stuff for the upcoming OSU Party. We then swung through Payless to pick up some shoes for L&I. Home and got G off to bed, then I got Doc and we headed to Bible Bangers. I cant believe G is 11, so big!

20171015 - G's Top Shot Birthday Party

20171015 - Up in the am and J&I headed out to get the last items needed for G's party. Home and we finalized the set up, putting everything in its place ready for the kids. Soon the backyard was swarming with little boys and we got the Top Shot party started. It started with a Frisbee challenge, then football toss, yard darts and then the backdrop Brady and G made last weekend got a work out. The first event was an Annie Oakley Shoot where the boys had to use a mirror and hit a target with Nerf guns and Velcro darts. They then had to shoot ping pong balls off of a golf tees with squirt guns. Next they got to be creative and build marshmallow shooters out of 1/2 inch PVC pipe to knock the opposing teams cans off the board. This was followed by a plate break with slingshots and balloon pop with darts. We ended the party with cake and G opening his presents, many were gag gifts, poor boy. G headed back to baseball practice while LDJ&I cleaned everything up before the rain came. Surprised and thankful that the 80% chance of rain didn't materialize today.






I went back to get G from his practice and home for only a moment before heading to a basketball tryout. it was a long tryout with a ton of kids. G&I stopped at Taco Bell on the way home and got dinner. Home and we watched the original 'Blade Runner' while we ate, boys didn't like the movie so much.

20171014 + Homecoming 2017

20171014 + Up late and to the desk to get organized, L out shopping and picking up G, D put the big tent up and J went to a scooter park with his buddy Conor. All home and Gma&paB showed up to give G some of his presents and help us try and burn out some bees that live under the trampoline and make final prep for the big party tomorrow. Gma&paW showed up and G got more presents. D got all cleaned up and headed out for Homecoming. L, GmaB and Gma&paW met D at the park where they got photos of all the kids going to Homecoming, they look great! D, DGF7 and their friends went to El Vaquero for dinner and then to the dance. Everyone back to our hose for a bit, we watched some of the Buckeye game on TV before everyone headed out. LJG&I headed to the basement to watch the rest of the game. Up late working on Google Voice config.

20171013 - YUK Burger

20171013 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a full productive day and headed home a little late. D headed to some friends to work on the go-kart, they skipped the Homecoming game, L&I dropped G off at an overnight bday party and J at the football game. We then went on for a not so good dinner at the B Spot, YUK! We went on to Meijer to get some presents for G and picked J up on the way home. D home and we watched some TV before calling it a night.

20171012 - Squirrel Killer

20171012 - Up slow in the am and in to work through crappy traffic. Had the usual Thursday morning meetings and then headed to the Scout store to pick up advancements over lunch. L texted me today to let me know Lilly got a squirrel. L pulled her off before she was done so D& Jim had to finish the poor thing off. I Finished up the day and headed home and had dinner with the fam. G&I then headed out to Scouts for his Den meeting. After Scouts we came home and I did some email while he read, L was at Michel's craft store getting stuff to make flowers for homecoming, D went with DGF7 to buy flowers.

20171011 + Jack's Best Time 11:25

20171011 + Up in the am and had to get gas before heading in. The roads were a mess with traffic this morning so got in a bit late. Spent a full day busy in meetings and making things better. J had his closing ceremonies for CC today and L&G went and participated in the dodge ball game. Headed home and L&G headed to G's parent Teacher conference, J at soccer practice and D&I headed to the new D-Bats baseball training center to finalize D&G's membership and test things out. D helped them test the higher speed cages and was hitting 80mph fastballs :-o  Home and picked up G and took him to D-bats so he could check it out. They used G to align one of the smaller batting cages, and G was hitting 40mph, then 50, then 60 and they thought he would miss the 70mph pitches, but he hit'em :-o Home and everyone back from their activities. L&G gave an update on the conference and he is doing great in school. Up late watching the Indians lose.

20171010 - GOOD QBR

20171010 - Up in the am and in to work for a full day of QBR customer meetings in the big conference room. The meetings went very well, I ate a lot of candy to, and we got a lot reviewed accomplished and planned. It was the best QBR we have had with them in years. We went to dinner after work and had a nice meal and fun non-work related conversations. Home and caught up with the fam for a bit before all boys to bed. Up late working on the new Troop 98 Facebook fan page -> Facebook.Troop98Gahanna.info

20171009 - Lamp Light

20171009 - Up in the am and in to work. It was an incredibly busy day and we pulled together everything we needed for the big meeting tomorrow. Home and we all headed to Scouts where L&I tied up some lose ends with the leaders on D's upcoming Eagle Court of Honor. I then talked to the guys that want to put up a Facebook page to advertise the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Troop. Home and dug into data while watching the Indians lose to the Yankees. Up until 2am scrubbing data.

20171008 - College Baseball, Broken Weld, Last Crush

20171008 - Up way to early and headed to Wright State with D for a Baseball prospect camp. L&G headed to G's double header, J hung out at home, busted his newly welded handlebars, until Gma&paW picked him up to take him to a play in Dayton my cousin Lara was in. D did really well in pretty every much every area and the coach pulled him aside to get his name. D played 2nd, Short and 1st (never played 1st before but did fine). D&I ran to Waffle House for a bite before heading home. D talked a lot, he thought he did well and seems to really like the college. L reported G lost the first game but had a great second game, got a single, store all the way around, even stole home sliding head first to score with his team picking him up in celebration as it was their last game of the season and they won. D&I got home and L&G were there. We hung out and watched TV and got Chinese food. J Gma&paW showed up with doughnuts and we all talked about our days and the cool things we did. L to bed, the boys don't have school tomorrow so D&G headed to the basement to watch the Indians in the playoffs, J&I on our PCs watching Supernatural.


20171007 + Counters and Builders

20171007 + Up in the am, L out shopping, D at an ACT boot camp and JG&I headed into my work with a quick stop at McD’s on the way. We got to work and went through about 60 pieces verifying the SN in the box matched the label on the outside of the box. After that we headed home where I gave J a welding lesson and he made his own handle bars for his scooter. He did a really nice job. Jim from next door came over with his grinder and helped J finish off his project while G&I headed to Home Depot to get supplies for his bday party. After we got our stuff we swung by and picked up Brady and headed home to build our Top Shot backdrop. The boys worried hard on it and we finished up just as Penn showed up with J and Conor from a skatepark in Dublin. He took me back to the school where he demoed his new drone, it was amazing. Home in time for kickoff and we watched the Buckeyes destroy Maryland. Jim and Vicki came over to watch some of the game with us on the back porch and we used halftime to cleanup from all the mornings orojects. L&G ran Brady home and I hung out on the back porch until the game was over then headed into the office to pay bills. Everyone to bed in good time in preperation for a big day tomorrow.

20171006 - Magnetic Shoes

20171006 - Up in the am and in to work. It was a rainy day and GpaW sent me a couple pick of him doing dangerous activities on a wet roof... I finished the day and headed home. We had subs for dinner and then LJ&I to the basement to watch 'Get Out' while D&G stayed upstairs and watched the Indians in the playoffs.

20171005 - Puzzled

20171005 - Up in the morning and met Justin at Ricart where he dropped his car off for service. We headed in to work. Had a big call today and in a conference room programming the rest of the day. Home and hung out relaxing doing puzzle with L completely forgot about G going to scouts tonight 

20171004 - Go-kart'n

20171004 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a productive day and took a call finalizing the FASFA for D's school.  Finished the day and headed home. I immediately took J to his soccer practice then back home to help G start the go-kart and ride around the yard a bit until he ran into the playset :-o We headed in and worked on a puzzle a little bit before I headed to get J. Picked J up and we got gas and went to the grocery to get some snacks for me to take to work. Home and D home, we all watched the baseball wild card game as boys took turns cleaning up and getting ready for bed.

20171003 + ACT Score Drop

20171003 + Up in the am and did some manual labor out of the gate this morning. Into the conference room for some email and calls. Finished up the day a couple min early trying to make it to J's final CC meet as an 8th grader, and missed it... damn Columbus traffic! Since I missed the meet but was in New Albany so swung past the video store and picked up a couple movies. Home and D and his buddies were riding around the back yard tearing up our grass with the rejuvenated go-kart. We had left over on the porch and talked to D's friends about their plans for next year. In to watch the xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

20171002 - 6' 6"

20171002 - Up in the am and into work. Had a full day and got a lot done with this tribe of giants. Home and hung out, D at work, L drove J to scouts and G&I started our Trouble tournament. It was a good game but I smoked him in the last 2 rounds. Then G&I got out a 1000 piece puzzle to assemble. D ran and got J from Scouts.  I got Doc and we headed out for a good night at Bible Bangers. Home and worked on the puzzle a bit.

20171001 + 23 Years

20171001 + L went to meet G in Upper Arlington for his Big League double header, D delivered him there from the Farm, they spent the night up there after going to an Indians game with Gma&paW. I had to go to UA to deliver G’s cleats L forgot to take and stayed for the games, L left and went to D’s Baseball game. G tied the first game and lost the 2nd. D’s team lost. Home and hung out for a bit before splitting up again. L&J went to his soccer game and G&I headed back to his 3rd game. G played very well and they won. J’s team lost. Home and L&I our to eat at Cap City Diner. YUM & FULL

201170930 + Running, Hitting and Tackling

201170930 + Up in the am and LJ&GmaB to J's CC meet in Pickerington. D headed out to his baseball game and I ran to pick up G from his sleep over and head to D's game. D's team was playing well, G just sat tired in the chair. L reported that J ran an 11:53! L&GmaB showed up at D's game. D's team won so that means they play tomorrow.


Home and L&GmaB headed out to do some shopping, D&G got ready to head up to the farm, J went out to eat with some friends and I got the car washed at the Gahanna Swim Team car wash day and got a haircut. Home and D&G gone, L left to go to her room and change the decorations to the October theme. J home doing his chores and I am at the PC on the back porch trying to keep ahead of the curve. J had a couple of buddies come over and  headed back to the school. L got home and we headed back to watch some of Brady's game, it was COLD. We watched a bit and then headed home to watch the Buckeye game. I ordered some pizzas and L picked them up. We watched the game and had dinner, The game was boring so I got a lot of things done. J and his buddies played the xbox and we got some pics from D&G at the Indians game. They had a good time, a bit cold, but fun. They made it back to the farm and D and his buddy Chad were up late working on an old go-kart I had bought the boys years ago.

20170929 - Wreath Time!

20170929 - UP early and had a chat with D before he left for school. In to work and preoccupied in thought drove past my exit... had a very fast, busy, productive day. Home and D&DGF7 here for a chat with L&I on what D really wants to do, then they headed out to go to the drive in movies. J went to the Gahanna football game with a buddy, G went to a friends overnight bday party. L GmaB&I headed to the Greek place for a nice dinner. The girls dropped me off at home and I got the PC and hit the couch to get caught up, fell asleep. Girls home and we watched some TV and chatted.  J home and to bed, D home late.

Up late putting Scout Wreaths Online for sale.

20170928 - DORKO

20170928 - Up in the in am and into work. I headed home and and cooked some hot dogs on the back porch grill for L&I. G&I headed to cub scout for a short meeting and then to Strabucks where I had them put G's name on the cup. Home and hanging out. D got home late and chatted about grades... Up late coming up with a plan.

20190927 - 3AM emails

20190927 - Up and into work for a full day.  L was with J at his CC meet, he ran 12.44. I headed to D's baseball game and they were doing great tonight, chatting up having a blast. Home and up late doing email with Netfix on until 3am.

20170926 - Dark Walk

20170926 - Up in the am and spent the day programming. Headed home and met L&G at the ballfield to watch D's game, they lost. Oh the way home I stopped to get some beer and realized I had lost my sunglasses so back to field for a dark walk but found them! Home, home we all ate, boys cleaned up, to bed early very tired, but up late programming.

20170925 - Sox Finale

20170925 - Up in the am and into work. D texted me in the middle of the day, he got his ACT scores back and his score went up quite a bit! Home and D&J headed to Scouts and L&I back at G's last game as a Red Sox. He was having a good game, they were winning and G was closing out the game when they hit extra innings and he was pulled from pitching by a rule. Then the wheels fell off and they lost and the season was over. Home and I got Doc and we headed to Bible Bangers for a bit.

20170924 + Hot Sports

20170924 + Up in the am and we all headed to church. After church we came home and headed into the office to get some things done, L&G headed out to his double header. D headed to Grove City to play wiffle ball with some of his buddies from summer ball and J&I eventually headed out to his soccer game. It was a HOT ONE and we roasted at the events. D had a blast, J’s team lost and G had a loss and a tie. J&I met L&G for dinner at Moe’s. All back hoke and LD&I ran over to the Wright’s to learn more about how to conduct and Eagle Court of Honor while J&G stayed home and got cleaned up. Home and got everyone ready for bed and another busy week.

20170923 - Delivery Man

20170923 - Up in the am and L headed to IN with Tiff to buy stuff. D was at his buddy's all night. G&I dropped J off at his soccer practice and headed to Staples to get stuff for work and PetSmart to get food for Lilly. We picked J up after his practice and headed home. Home and G barely carried the HUGE bag of dog food into the garage. J got changed and his buddy Conor came over to get him and they went to a skate park in Canal Winchester. G&I were watching the OSU game and were hungry so ordered some food to be delivered. We then cut out a new leg for the little picnic table and our food arrived delivered by D! We had a nice meal on the back porch watching the game. G called a bunch of buddies, but they were busy so no play dated for G. I headed in to the office to pay bills. J home and back out to his buddy Conor's. L home and doing laundry. Out of the office and to the back porch to watch some more football update the blog and work on college financial aid stuff. Tom stopped over to get some baseball scoring sheets and D&G headed back to the fields early to do some fielding.



D home to work on the mower. The McClains parked at our place and we walked back for G’s game, he was playing Brady tonight. G had a good game, pitched well, but they still lost. Home and D got the mower put back together and said it worked! Everyone came back to our place to hang out for a bit before calling it a night. J had Conor spend the night. All to bed in good time.





20170922 - Lion Again

20170922 - Up in the am and in tto work. I had my head down working on an application for planning all day. Got it done and the customer loves it. Headed out to meet L at G's game in Lewis Center. D went to a HS football game with his friends and is spending the night with one of them. J was with the CC team running 7 miles tonight. I got to G's game and everyone told me what I missed: 2 doubles and a steal at home. This is G's first game as a Gahanna Lion for the 2018 season. G's team won and L arranged for us to go to the McClain's for pizza. Home and consolidated into one car and headed over with a stop at the gas station to fill up and get marshmallows. To the McClain's, Tom there too, and we ate and hung out.  Home and J&G off to bed, I was up late cleaning out OneNote and watching Supernatural on Netflix.

20170921 + NOTHING!

20170921 + Up in the am and in to work. I passed G at the corner doing his safety patrol duties on the way. Had a couple call this morning that went pretty good. D worked this afternoon. Home and we had nothing to do! AMEN Hung out at home and relaxed.

20170920 - D Hits a Tripple

20170920 - Up slowly in the am and in to work. We had a customer onsite today and my morning was very busy. L&D took a trip to Wright State for a college visit today. I got done working and headed home. I stopped to pick up my new glasses frames on the way.  Had a quick beerr and headed back to G's game. It was a train wreck from the get-go so watched only enough to turn my stomach and headed to D's game. D's team was losing to a younger team when I got there. They pulled together, D hit a triple and cleared the bases to give his team the lead. They held the lead the rest of the game and we headed home. 

20170919 - Leaf that Car Alone

20170919 - Up in the am and off to work. I took a pine cone with me to throw at G on the way past him at his safety patrol station at the corner. Got to work and it is going to be a crazy busy day. L&G went to a 'Fund Run' with J's CC team. D worked this afternoon. Finished up the day and headed home. LDJ&G + DGF7 were there. L made a nice steak dinner and we all sat down at the table for dinner. After dinner G&I headed to the McClain's to help with hang some TVs and look at the new construction in Lisa's room. Bill, Tom and I got the TVs hung and it was a hoot. Home and up late renaming pics watching TV.

20170918 - Triple Bday

20170918 - Up in the am and  in to work, definitely a Monday. Ran to Scout store at lunch to get awards. Back and finished off the day with many calls and shipping stuff and an escalation to top off the day. Home, ran back to see a bit of G's baseball game, he was doin great and the team looked pretty good. Back to the house, no J, was supposed to run him to Scouts so I left and headed to the Athletic Boosters meeting at the HS. L called later, she had found J, delivered him to Scouts and reported that G's team WON! After boosters I ran to Scouts to deliver the awards I got earlier in the day. Headed home as D was there and would bring J home. Talked to G a bit before grabbing Doc and heading to Bible Bangers. It was only 3 of us tonight so we ate, caught up a bit and headed home not too late. Home and L told me about her day and the triplets in her class that had a bday party today.

20170917 + Repairs, Game & Match

20170917 + Up late, G going to a Reds game with his buddies today. D reluctantly repaired the mower and mowed the backyard before heading out with DGF7. L doing things around the house until J got done mowing the front and then took him and Conor to the Westerville skate park for a bit. I got $ put in the computer, things lined up for next week and parts ordered for the mower. L&J home for a quick change and the 3 of us headed to Powell for J's soccer game. J played almost the whole game and did really good on the ball a lot today. They lost 3-2 and we headed home. I dropped L&J off and headed to the McClains to help Bill mmae a couple of trips getting stuff out of the old house and returning the van. I swung through Arby's on the way home to get dinner for L&I that J helped eat. I ran up and saw G for a couple of minute and he told me all about his day. We ate and got the big boys to bed.