20171213

20171213 - Up in the am and helped L jump the white car so she could get to work. I headed out and had low tire pressure warnings... 17 degrees does a number on mechanical device... I swung down through Canal Winchester to pick up some products on the way in to work. In to work and focused on monthly metrics and actions today.

20171212 -

20171212 - Up in the am and it was snowing like crazy. Headed in to work and Justin and I are working on the inventory project. Home in the snowy dark to have dinner with LJ&G. J told us of his caroling adventure in the 25 degree afternoon. I crashed on the couch for a min before heading out to a Scout Board of Review. D was working at D-Bats. All home and D shipped a bunch of stuff. I helped him finish up and tried to figure out why I cannot connect to my home PC externally for a couple hours. To bed and up late working on monthly Dock2Stock metrics.

20171211 +

20171211 + Up in the am and in to work. In to Justin's office first thing to start knocking things out. In to the conference room for calls and there pretty much the rest of the day. Finished up a bit late and headed home. J was the only one home, L was delivering G to his basketball practice and D had worked and went to baseball. D showed up, changed and went to DGF7's, L home and chatted for a min before I ran J to Scouts and then to get G. Home for a min, D home and started shipping and I headed to Bible Bangers with no Doc tonight. Home and helped D finish shipping and then relisted some stuff. To bed and up late Christmas shopping.

20171210 -


20171210 - Up late and got ready. L ran G to baseball practice. J&I out Christmas shopping. J is such a thoughtful and thrifty shopper. We got all of his stuff done and swung by Panda Express for a late lunch. Home and Gma&paW down for G's game. LG&I headed to the game and I kept the book. G played very well today in another high paced game. Home and D&DGF7 were there shipping ebay items. Gma&PaW brought home some dinner and we had a nice meal and some catching up. In the evening the guys came over for the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead. I made a late night run to Dave's to get more stuff. Home and shipped stuff, up late looking at things online.

20171209 -

2017129 - Up late and got a ton of things done at the desk. L ran and got groceries and then G&I headed out for his Christmas shopping. We went to a couple different stores and he got some stuff. He didn't seem too satisfied and still has a couple of things he needs to get done. Home and got L&J and we headed to G's game. The McClains came to watch and G has a good game, they won. After the game we all went to Bellacino's for dinner and then back to our house for some Rummikub. The Varney's stopped over with some Christmas candy. Every took off and we got ready for bed. I helped J write up his flyer.  I like that we get a bit of snow today and Jack start thinking of profit$!!! Up until 4am waiting for D to get back from Oglebay with DGF7 and her family...

20171208 ‡+

20171208 ‡+ Up in the am and working from home today. Got a ton of stuff done and more relaxed. After work LJG&I headed out and ran to Dave's to pick things up and then got food from Jordan's Deli. We headed home and to the basement to watch "Moonrise Kingdom" and have our meal. The movie was cute and we won't have to go back to Jordan's.

20171207

20171207 - Up in the am and in to work. Had the weekly call and then our on the floor helping Tim fro Kroger with Shawn.

20171206 +

20171206 + Up in the am and in to work. Walked around and tried to learn about our bin location system this morning and had a couple of calls. Worked with Justin in his office most of the day. Headed home and swung by Dave's to drop some things off and pick others up. Home and ate then hung out and chatted with L. D home and we got on a call with a college baseball recruiter.

20171205 - Low Tech Fun

20171205 - Up in the morning and in to work a bit earlier than usual. Sat with Justin most of the day getting inventory cleaned up. Headed out a couple min early to stop at 2 auction houses on the way home. L called about a suspicious car sitting out front of our house this evening, I called the police and they came to the house to talked to L as the car had already left. Home and D was working at D-Bats, J was at a middle school basketball game and LG&I dug through the auction purchases and wrapped a couple things for the boys. All home and settled in. Up late on the PC.

20171204

20171204 - Up in the am and in L was not looking forward to working with a sub this morning. I got J off to school and headed in to work. At work getting things done and the network died... Ended up getting a lot done with Justin. Headed out and to an auction house and then to drop off some iPhone cases to get printed off. Swung by Dave's warehouse and then over to pick G up from basketball practice. Home for 30 seconds, realized I left my portfolio at Dave's so raced back over to his warehouse, got the portfolio and and raced over to Scouts to deliver awards, check on advancements, pay dues and sell baseball cards. Got J from Scouts and headed home. D was there and we shipped the ebay sales for the day and got something to eat. The guys were all over the place tonight and cancelled Bible Bangers. Hung out on the couch until late doing odds and ends on the PC.

20171203

20171203 - Up and LJG&I headed to church, D headed to work. Home and G&I headed to D-Bats for his practice. Tom and I met with Coach Shade to get some insights on running more efficient practices. After practice we headed home and Tom, Bill and their boys joined us so we could do some work on the team, setting up GameChanger and TeamSnap and looking for tournaments for 2018. D got home and listed all of the stuff we got yesterday. The fellas left and L attempted to get a pic for the Christmas card... I dug in and helped clean up all the ebay posts D did today. D up in his room working on 'College stuff', J&G took a ride to Wendy's. Everyone home and hanging out until the guys showed up for The Walking Dead. Everyone to bed and I stayed up finishing up ebay, did a couple of shipments and looked for other stuff for sell.

20171202

20171202 - Up in the am and L out shopping with Nicole. J&G playing xbox and taking care of themselves while D&I did some ebay sales analysis over the last couple years and then headed to Dave's warehouse to buy some stuff. We made a huge pile of stuff and then negotiated with Dave to get it. They made a deal and D&I loaded it up and headed home. Home and DGF7 over to help us sort and count everything. I got it put into ta spreadsheet and ready to be listed tomorrow. We settled in to watch the OSU Wisconsin game. It was a great game and J&I designed iPhone covers while we watched. Everyone to bed very late after a winning the BIG10 Championship!

20171201 - Yellow Gym

20171201 - Up in the am and in to the office for a normal day. Headed out a couple min early to avoid traffic. D working, LJG&I headed to G's game in downtown CMH and we had to play in a yellow gym. J sat at the scorers table with me and helped. The boys won, W - Gahanna Lions (35) vs Liberty Thunder (17). Home and with it being dark didn't realize how early it was. Hung out around the house the rest of the night.

20171130

20171130

Worked from home.
Delivered a wreath on the other side of town at lunch.

D worked at D-Bats
G&I to D-Bats for hitting

Ran halfway across town and dropped G off at basketball practice.
Ran to get a scout award at the church for a boy finishing up his eagle.
Home for a couple min and then back out to get G.
We dropped off a couple fo the baseball cards D sold and picked up some Arbys for a 10PM dinner.

20171129 +

20171129 +

20171127 +

20171127 + Up in the am and ready for work. Hung back a bit waiting on J's bloody nose to stop and then took him to school. On in to work for a busy Monday.

20171126 -

20171126 - Up in the am and LDJ&I headed to church. I couldn't follow the sermon... Home and work day around the house. LD&J headed outside. I got things organized in the office and ran to Dave's warehouse to pick up some stuff for orders. Hoe and got things shipped then headed to the bedroom to take apart the dresser and fix it. Headed out to the garage and D & DGF7 putting up lights for L, J bailed out to go scootering after racking all the leaves and using the compressor to blow off the driveway. I rebuilt the tent with the reinforcing plates. Light up and pine roping and D pulled down some of the ivy growing crazy, it made him breakout. D & DGF7 helped me put the tent back together and then I fabricated new rail for L's dresser. L put the tree and Gma&paW showed up with G and loads of stuff. L made us some dinner and had to run and get J from church with an out of control bloody nose and a story of digging paper towels out of the toilet with his bare hands... After dinner L did some laundry and G&I hit the couch to watch Ant Man for a bit before the guys showed up to watch The Walking Dead.

20171125 -

20171125 - Up in the am and messing around a bit until L sent me to the store to get some groceries to make stuff to take to the Pettit's OSU Michigan party. There were a lot of people at the store and it took forever... Home and D&DGF7 went out for lunch and shopping at Easton. LJ&I drove across the road to get Doc and we headed to the party. It was the usual crowd and there was quite a stressful game going on. L won $50 in some squares and the Buckeyes ended up pulling off a win beating Michigan! We headed home after the game and I crashed for a nap while L&J worked on school stuff. Up and watched some more football until bedtime.

20171124 +

20171124 + Up in the am and L&I left DJ&G with Gma&paW to go shopping. DJ&G had all kinds of chores to do and then hit a movie and some stores. L&I went to many of the usual stores and got a little bit of our Christmas shopping started. We had a nice lunch and did a bit more shopping before heading back to the Farm. We got everything packed up, the boys and Gma&paW got home and showed us all the things they got, many of them on the Christmas lists we just went shopping for... LDJ&I headed home and G stayed for a couple more days.  We got home and swung through Moe's to get some food. Home, unpacked and ate. D ran to see DGF7 and J played the xBox. D got home and played the xBox with J a bit before we all headed to bed.

20171123 -

20171123 - Up in the am and DJG&I headed down to the Farmhouse to meet up with the hunters. All suited up in our orange and off to the hunt. The uncles and dog are getting a bit slow and G was our main pheasant kiker-up-er. We saw about half of the pheasants we set out and most of them laughed at us as we all shot at them and watched them fly away. At the end of the hunt Greg got 2, and D&I each got 1. We headed to the Springhouse and cleaned up the birds and headed up to the house to get cleaned up. All cleaned up and we headed down to the Farmhouse to meet with the family and share stories and memories. Hard not having Martha there this year. The food was good and there was plenty of it. We stayed lat and put together puzzles and had a good time. Back up to the house to slow down, unwind and look at ads. So thankful to have this family and for my boys to be a part of it.

20171122 -

20171122 - Up in the am and at the desk knocking things out so we could get on the road. L got everyone packed up and the boys helped me get the rack on the back of the car. We got on the road about noon and I took a call that lasted almost the entire drive. We got to the Farm, unpacked and I hit the PC again working until Roger showed up with 20 pheasants. We got dressed up and headed out to seed the fields. Roger, GmaW, DJG&I walked down through the fields and put the pheasants out in various places. It wasn't miserable cold and was easier than previous years the boys are getting good at it. After we got the all set out we headed in. I did a bit more on the PC and then we headed to Jake's in Ashland for a nice dinner. Back to the Farm and we wound down the night and got to bed in good time.

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. Took a break for lunch and made a plate from the spread and had a good meal. I got a lot done and ready for the busy holiday. Home and G&I ran around delivering wreaths for J who still isn't feeling well. L has things ready for tomorrow, I stayed up late getting my things lined up.

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.

20171109 +

20171109 + forgot phone at home 2 trips to get to work this morning over to Offsite storage location for an audit Headed home and swung by D-Bats to watch G in his hitting league. We headed home and swung through Burger King to pick up some dinner. We ate fast then G&I to Scouts and had a good meeting.

20171108

Santa scan D made dessert up late dealing with college stuff

20171107

20171107 - Up in the am and in to work. I left L&G at home as G was sick.

20171106 -

20171106 -
Boys had no school today, L did and I had to work
Work from home in am.
Picked DeVonn up at airport.
Lunch w/ DeVonn and Justin before meeting Mike at offsite storage location
Finished the day in the office.
D took his new gun shooting
L went to Dr. about her finger, he sliced it 3 times trying to relieve pressure, no luck so strong antibiotics.
L took J&G shopping
I got home D at DGF7's and G at basketball practice.
LJ&I ate and hung out until D got home to pick up J for Scouts.
L ran to get G and pick up her antibiotics.
All home eventually and winding down.
I headed out to Bible Bangers on my own tonight, Doc not feeling well.

20170105 + Dylan Eagle Court of Honor




Up got all paperwork done for the week
Everyone ready for D's Eagle Court of Honor.
Gma&paB stopped before and gave him his gift, awesome Henry rifle
Put Court of Honor stuff in here.
- D very emotional
Home for a bit to unload and change.
To dinner with Gma&paW
home looked at D's gun, scrap book and card
Super nice day

20171104

20171104 -
Final prep on Eagle Stuff
Paid bills for next 2 weeks
D gone, J out on the town with friends
L&I on back porch watching OSU until got too cold then  in.
Losing bad so JG&I bailed and went to see the new Thor - Ragnorok movie, it was great
Got Arby's ont he way home

20171103

20171103 - Up in the am and in to work starting off with a call.

20171102 - Candle Log

20171102 - Up in the am and in to work. Had to catch-up on some reporting and host a call first thing in the am. Then calls and tasks the rest of the day. L had parent teacher conferences today. Had a long day and headed home. Got to see D for a minute before he headed to work. LJG&I had dinner and then L took G to basketball and J&I made a candle holder for D's Court of Honor. We then headed in to relax and watch some TV. I fell asleep for a min before going to pick G up from basketball. Home and boys ready for bed. D&I stayed up going over things that need to get done. Up late simplifying things.

20171101 - G Annoyed with L

20171101 - Up in the am and working from home today. Ran to get my drivers license renewed, hair cut, ink and bank between calls. Got a lot done today, it is easier to focus and knock things out in the home office even with L home, G home, J home, D home: a constant stream of activity happening outside the office. Finished up and D headed over to DGF7's while LJG&I hit a pizza place and did some shopping in the rain. Home and L&G watched the World Series while J&I headed to the basement to watch 'The Purge'. D came home, J&I finished up our movie and joined the fam watching the Series. They fell asleep one by one and I was the last person awake by the end of it. Stayed up ordered some things for the car, tried to get organized for tomorrow.

20171031 - Trick-or-Treat!

20171031 - Up in the am and in to work. Dealing with an escalation right out of the gate... Had a long day at work and left late. home just in time to see G in his costume and ready to head out the door with L in tow go trick-or-treating. J had a couple of buddies over and they were hydro-painting their scooters. They decided they wanted to go trick-or-treating to so they threw together some costumes and headed out too. D&DGF7 arrived just in time to pass candy out. We didn't have as many trick-or-treators as we did last year, but had some good costumes; I really liked the T-Rex! Eventually L&G got home and G spread his booty out on the living room floor. I have never seen one kid get some much candy! I stole as much as I could, boys headed off to bed and I stayed up way to latte trying to get caught up.

20171030 - New Washer

20171030 - Up and a COLD slow start in to work. Had a pretty stressful day and headed home a bit late. Home and D got the white car ready and we headed to Lowe's. Stopped to get gas just as the car overheated... Got to Lowe's with the heater blasting to keep the engine cool and found our contact and got the new washing machine. Loaded it up and got home with no issues. Home and D&I scarfed down our omelettes L had made us and the whole fam went to Scouts to review the upcoming Eagle Court of Honor script Lori had written and for D to ask boys to participate.  Home and D&J helped me install the new washing machine and get the old one outside. The only issue is the new washer pumps water out so fast it overflows our standpipe... I'll fix that next week after the Court of Honor... Once the washer was in J&I took out the trash and the old washing machine had already vanished from the curb :-o Bible Bangers was cancelled this evening so I got to work on the program for D's event. I then had to get the wreath orders in by midnight and then stayed up doing work and watching Netflix until 3 (YAWN).

20171029 + Frozen Soccer

20171029 + Up late and L and the boys had a lot of things cleaned up already. I finished up the garage and then hit the office to do a couple of things. D&G headed to D-Bats to hit and I ran to Dave's warehouse to pick up some supplies for D to ship. Home and dropped the stuff off and met L at J's last soccer game of the season, it was FREEZING. J played a lot but they got beat bad (7-1). I stopped to get gas on the way home. Home and we had dinner, I ran to pick up G from his basketball practice and we got him some nuggets on the way home. Home and all boys cleaned up and to the basement to watch 'The Walking Dead' with a couple of friends. All boys to bed, up late formatting Dylan's upcoming Eagle Court of Honor script and sending it out to folks that will be participating.

20171028 - 12th OSU Football Party

20171028 - Up in the am and getting more things lined up, chili cooking and things ready for the party. I ran to the grocery, complete mad house, to get the final supplies. We had everything set up and our family and friends started to arrive. We had a good crowd, about 60 this year and the food and friendship were great. The game started off a little rough with the opening kickoff returned for a touchdown :-o The game was good, the Buckeyes were trailing the entire game except for the last 2 minutes where they pulled off a huge win against #2 Penn State. WHAT A GAME!!! Folks filtered out and some stayed to chat. L and the boys got most things cleaned up and we were ready to shut down for the night. A fun day with good friends!



20171027 - Wizard Couple

20171027 - Up slow in the am and in to work. Had everything lined up to leave a bit early and then in true Friday fashion things flew off the rails... Finished up what I needed to get done and headed home about 6pm. When I got home L and the boys had 80% of the setup done, things looked great! L had arranged for us to go to a Halloween party so I jumped in the costume she laid out and we headed to the party with G. D went out with friends, and J stayed home. The party was fun, we didn't stay long and got home in good time to get rest for tomorrow's big party.

20171026 + 47

20171026 - UP in the am and worked the am from home. Updated my reports and had my calls, D came home for lunch during a call. I finished up my work for the morning and headed into the garage to work on the big speaker for a bit, arranging the battery replacement and fixing the extender handle. Back in the house to catch up on email and other tasks. G home for a min then back to the school. D home for a minute, got G and they went to hit at D-Bats. J home, L home: man this is a busy place around 3pm... LJ&I headed out to pick up the car, the new illegal tint is on. J&I took the car and swung by the cable company to get a cable box for this weekend. We then dropped off a video on the way to Home Depot where J tested every color of spray paint they had and I gathered other supplies. Home and L cleaning up the backyard, D&J doing homework. I fixed the speaker with the new supplies, L had a fun time with a door to door salesman, G home from baseball practice and we all loaded up and went to El Vaquero for dinner. We had a good meal and good discussions. Home and started setting up the garage, took a break to open presents: D gave me a wallet tool, sort of like the one he got confiscated at the Statue of Liberty and a very nice card, J got me nuttin, G gave me some of his M&M's and a $5 bill he got for his bday. All boys to bed. Up late watching TV, G came down and was sick so ended up on the couch, we watched a video on the new iPhoneX that is coming out at 3am. I set my alarm for 3am and attempted to get an iPhoneX when it went off. 

20171025 - Movie Wars

20171025 - Up in the am and to an offsite meeting for work. It was a good meeting and we took a trip to our secondary warehouse to review the inventory there. Finished up the meeting and headed to the window tinting place to drop the car off. L&J met me there and we swung through by the video store on the way home. L got 'Hidden Figures' and I got 'War for the Planet of the Apes'. Home and we ate, D was working this evening. We then split up and L&G watched her movie while J&I watched mine. D was the tie breaker when he got home, but he watched the World Series... All to bed. I was up late doing email and work stuff. 

20171024 - Party Work

20171024 - up in the am and in to work. Started off with Justin wrapping things up before he heads out to add a son to his family. We didn't have anything planned for the evening so we just hung out and worked on D's upcoming party, the football party stuff and paperwork while LJG&I watched 'he Ghost and Mr. Chicken' (L's pick and she LOL uring the whole thing. J&I retreated to the basement to watch 'Seven' and LD&G watched the World Series.

20171023 - Dug In

20171023 - Up in the am, tired even though I got to bed in good time (YAWN). In to work and getting the week rolling. had a full day of meetings, calls and heads down driving. Headed home late. Food on the table for me, L cleaning up, D at work until 8, J getting ready for Scouts and G pestering me to get his ipod working while I tried to choke down some food. I ran J to Scouts and stayed a while to update the Troop records. Home and LG&I just hung out, L&I worked on D's upcoming ceremony. D off work and swung by Scouts to say hi and pick J up. All home, no Doc for Bible Bangers tonight, on the way there got a call that McD's was short staffed and they closed the inside so no meeting tonight. Back home and worked on stuff with L, then got an email from G's new basketball coach that he needed help getting TeamSnap set up so dug in and had the team all set up and ready to go by 1:30am.

20171022 + Hitting His Own Pitch

20171022 + Up in the am and all to church, well almost all, J was moving too slow so we left him at home... After church we headed home, D took off for the day to go to games with DGF7, I hit the desk and was there until time for G's game. J all over town with a buddy. G headed back to his game and L&I joined shortly after. G's team had a rough game, only 8 players to start. Mid game L and Gma&paW headed to J's soccer game. G had a pretty good game and closed it out, but they lost. With a little bit of photo magic you can see G pitching to himself. After the game G&I ran to his basketball practice. I attended the parent meeting and then headed home. L home, J's team lost the soccer game and he was out getting dinner with Gma&paW. L ran to pick up G and we had dinner with Gma&paW.  L gave J&G hair cuts and I headed down to the basement with J to watch The Walking Dead. A couple friends stopped to watch with us and D got home for the show. To bed in good time.


20171021 - Dip Painting

20171021 - Up in the am, L heading out to get groceries, D&G headed to a baseball camp the HS was putting on, J hanging out helping me, I did some planning and getting things ready for our big football party next weekend. We cleaned up the yard and then I dug into cleaning the garage. J had a bunch of friends show up and they did dip painting in the back yard. D&G home for only a minute before heading to D-bats for their grand opening. I finished up the garage, it looks great. LG&I headed to the McClain's for a cook out and to watch some football. D&J hung out at home.

20171020 - Markers Maker

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. Finished the day with calls and data scrubbing. Home and D off to do something with DGF7 and LG&I dropped J off at the last home football game and then headed to dinner at the Rusty Bucket. We had a slow but good meal and headed home. L retreated to her her heated bed to watch TV and do some paperwork, D&DGF7 watched baseball on the big screen and picked J up after the game, G was busy making scented markers from a kit he bought with his bday money and bouncing back and forth between the baseball game and the funny 'Sidekick' movie I was watching in the living room. Eventually Netflix took over and kept me company as I scrubbed more data until 3am.

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.