20170822 -

20170822 - Up in the am and in to work.

20170821 - Dylan's LAST Scout Meeting

20170821 - Up in the am and everyone off to school.  I worked from home this morning so I could pick a colleague up at the airport and transport her to work.  Got to work, had lunch, got rolling, L texted me the garage door is not working... Finished up the day and headed home to a busy night: L went to J's CC meet, J had a less than 14 min 2 mile run, I met D at G's baseball game, G's team lost, but he did great.  I left G's game early and headed to a meeting with the varsity baseball coach to get next year lined up and that meeting rolled into the Athletic boosters meeting.  After that I ran home to pick up J and head to Scouts for Dylan's last Boy Scout meeting EVER (as a youth).  Robby, the Scoutmaster, gave a great speech on Dylan's behalf.  Home and got Doc and headed to bible Bangers for a bit.  Home and sent a couple emails for work and the boosters.


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200170820 + L picked up J from his bday party early and then took D&J to church.  I was dead asleep.  When they got home D&J put up the new tent we got to make sure all of the parts were there.  The thing is huge and it was only $30 :-)  In the office trying to get organized and keep ahead of things.  D headed to DGF7s, J went scootering with some friends, L headed in to her classroom.  At 4 I headed to Olentangy to meet Gma&paW and get G for his 1st baseball practice with another Fall team he is going to play with.  He was the smallest guy there but did great.  i got through a ton of paperwork while he was practicing.  After practice we headed to the movie store and then sat in the Panda Express drive through forever to get dinner.  Home and tried to watch a movie, but it wasn't very good so we gave up and got everyone to bed.

20170819

20170819 - Up in the am and we all jumped in the car and headed up to the Farm.  We got there and met the family at the Farmhouse and then headed over to the Chestnut Grove Church where many generations of our family are buried for a memorial service for Martha.  Roger gave us a history lesson of everyone buried there and our connection to them.  There was a nice service, with nice things said by some of of the family, very sad.  We all then headed back tot he Farm to have a nice lunch.  Everyone chatted and caught up for a bit and then headed out.  After everyone was gone GmaW, DJG&I went and got a couple of plants to plant across the road from the Farmhouse.  We got them planted and then LDJ&I headed home, G is spending the night.  We stopped at the store on the way home so J could get a present for his buddy and then we dropped him off at the bday party.  D headed to DGF7's and L&I headed to the Jamborleapley, a party a guy I use to work with has every year.  Kevin had put in a big pond and told me all about it, it was amazing.  We had some food, hung out and chatted and relaxed a bit.  Home and had some issues getting the big TV working, but eventually watched the movie 'Life'.  To bed, but up VERY LATE arranging things for D's bday.

20170818

20170818 - Slow start this am, boys to school, L getting her classroom ready, in to work for a quiet day of catching up.  Was in the conference room all day but got a TON of things done.  Home and D off with DGF7 someplace and LJG&I headed to the high school to watch the first soccer game of the season.  Gahanna won and we met the Mallonns at DQ after the game.  All home and to bed.

20170817 +

20170817 + Up in the am and got D's Senior picture at the mailbox.  Headed in to work to get caught up from being in meetings for the last couple of days.  Got a lot done today with some good future thinking discussions.  Home the back way through thick traffic.  Had dinner with the fam + DGF7.  JG&I headed to the phone store to get J's new phone activated.  Home and spent a couple of hours trying to restore J's old data on his new phone.  Finally got that done.  Boys to bed, up VERY late looking for bday gifts and ideas for D.

20170816 -

20170816 - Up in the am, L&G already up as G was up at 4AM with a nightmare and they slept the rest of the night on the couch.  Took pics of G&J by the mailbox.  Headed in to work and yelled at G at the corner while he was doing his safety patrol duties :-)  In to work for another day long meeting.  D watched the McClain kids this morning before they headed to Florida for vacation. Took a break at lunch to make some calls.  Finished off the day.  Headed to pick up an auction win and then on to D's game.  D had a great game and his buddy Drew joined the team so all the boys are having a blast.  G's team lost big, but G said he had a good game.  Home and J was hanging out, he didn't feel well.  We had some dinner and the little boys told of their first day back at school, all good. All boys to bed and I was up late naming photos.

20170815 +

20170815 + Up in the am and in to work to get the drinks in the meeting room before the all day meeting.  D watched the McClain kids today.  J had a timed run for CC today and had his best time ever.  We had some planning issues with D and his college planning meeting for this evening, but got that planned.  Sat in the conference room all day and took notes during the meeting.  After the meeting I headed home and GpaW was there and G headed out to a Clippers game with Tom and Landon.  We had some dinner and GmaW and Aunt Nancy showed up from their trip to Minnesota to see Aunt Jane and family. We had a nice chat and then everyone took off.  D scanned in his Eagle project paperwork and then LD&I headed to the college planning meeting, there is sooo much to do...  Home and settled in for the night. G home, he had a great time and is very excited for tomorrow.

20170814 -

20170814 - Up in the am and in to work.  L out early to help set up a teacher appreciation thing.  Had a stressful call on the way in this morning.  D did some babysitting this morning, cleaning at the restaurant and mowed a yard in the afternoon before his game in the evening.  J had CC and had another really good run time today.  G went to his school today and saw his room and met his teacher for next year.  Home and rested a bit before JG&I headed to the ballfield to see D's game.  We stopped at Scouts and dropped off the awards from summer camp and got to D's game as they were walking off the field.  D's team lost, but they had fun.  Home and D got cleaned up and we headed to the movies.  I had sent out an invite to a bunch of dads in the area to bring their kids to see 'Dunkirk' before heading back to school.  There were 7 others there for the movie and it was a really good movie.  After the movie we hung out and talked with some of the others that went to see the movie with us.  Home and all boys to bed.

20170813 ‡

20170813  Up in the am and everyone to church.  G was presented to the Church as a 5th grader and everyone got a devotional, except G, they ran out :-)  After church DJ&G headed to Youth Group function to play wiffle ball, have lunch and some fun.  L&I had some lunch, worked on cleaning off my desk and in to L's classroom where I hung a bulletin board for her and then she tricked me into hanging things for other teachers while we were there...  Back home, boys home and hanging out.  We all headed to the pool for the last $1 hot dog night of the summer for dinner.  D spun off to DGF7's and LJG&I watched 'Adventures in babysitting' (her pick).

20170812 -

20170812 - L&J up early to a CC meet.  J&I out looking for phones for him, his is acting up and the screen is coming off.  We stopped at D's game for a bit.  D was having  great game and J found some friends to play with.  We headed out before the game was over to go see G's 1st game with his team.  It was a LONG game, G did some pitching and got a couple of hits.  After the game D&I ran and got groceries and came back tot he house.  The McClain's and Tom and Landon came over for a cookout.  We had some great food, the kids made their own pizzas and we cooked them on the grill.  We sat and chatted for hours.  The McClains bought a house while they were here :-o  Everyone headed home, we got everything cleaned up and off to bed.

20170811 +

20170811 + Up in the am and in to work a bit later than usual as I wanted to confirm our email was actually working before heading in...  In to work and had a productive fat day.  Home and D over to DGF7's for dinner, G spending the night at the Coles and LJ&I headed down to Creekside to meet the Mallonns at the Pigskin Brewery for dinner and to listen to the music.  Home and hung out, J's buddy Conor spent the night.

L&D met with a Scout rep to review his readiness for his Eagle Board of Review

20170810 +

20170810 +
Work
L took J to pick up his schedule for next year.
L had Dr. appointment to get cleared for teaching.  Had to get a shot and it hurt her (panzy)
No email so headed home to use home network
LDJG&I met Gma&paW for a very dinner @ Cheesecake Factory.
The boys told of all their vacation adventures
Everyone had plenty to eat and desserts were passed around, the wait staff sang happy bday to GpaW.
Headed home
DGF7 was at our house and DJG&I joined her to watch Fate of the Furious.
D&I out late returning movies.

20170809 -

20170809 - Up in the am and D headed out for an interview and I headed in for a busy morning at work.  GmaB spent the night last night to take the boys school shopping today.

20170808 -

20170808 - Up in the am and ready, D came home early,  I headed in to work.  Trying to get caught up on reporting.  J had CC practice today.  Had a full busy day of catching up.  Headed home, L & GmaB went to D's baseball game, they lost but D played a bunch of different positions and even pitched.  J headed out on his scooter and G&I went to his first practice with his Fall team, this will be an experience for him...  I hung out and talked with Tom and his dad until I had to go to the Scout Board of Review.  Home and we all hung out and chatted for a bit.  G headed to bed and DJ&I watched 'Collosal' before heading to bed.

20170807 - Back to Busy

20170807 - Up in the am and in to work.  It was a very quiet morning with a lot of catching up going on.  Full day in front of the desk sorting through email and getting things in order.  D worked a couple hours this am, got a hair cut and L got him all signed up for school.  J had CC practice this morning and G didn't get up until 11:30.  L has everything put away, laundry done and holding everything together.  After work I ran home for a minute, D went to DGF7's for dinner, J ran out for a scooter ride, I ate some pizza from last night and hung out with L&G for a minute before heading to a Landscape Board Meeting.  Home and LG&I watched 'Beauty and the Beast', D&J to Scouts.  D&J home, D over to a friends for the night, J finished the movie with us.  I got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers.  Home, checked on J&G and headed to bed.

20170803 -



A guy at the @redsox came up to @w1nger_9, Grant and I and said u 3 together? We said yes. He said come with me. UPGRADE!!!!


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20170729 -

20170729 -

Miles start 11,755
Started as my mentor would by listening to 
Holiday Road by Lindsay Buckingham






















20170728 -

20170728 - Up in the am and in to work trying to finalizing everything up.



20170727 +

20170727 + Up in the am and in to work.  VERY busy day and stayed late to help Mary Ellen get ready for the QBR in San Francisco next week.  Home and chatted with L&D about the college visit to Columbus State.  They said it was great and really liked campus and tour.  LG&I headed to Meijer to get supplies for the trip.  D&J headed to their buddy's houses for the night.  LG&I watched 'Ghost in the Machine'.  It had great special effects but the movie was not good.  All to bed and I looked at NYC sightseeing stuff until late.



20170726 +

20170726 + Up in the am and in to work.  Had a customer on site doing a physical walk of the site measuring space.  J had CC today.  Met LD&G at Academy Park where G had a tryout for Fall ball and D had a practice.  G did great, the other kids, yikes...  Then LG&I went over to watch D's practice, G helped.  My buddy Joe from high school is one of the coaches and the boys were having a good time.  Home and L&I finalized vacation plans.





20170725 -

20170725 - Up in the am and G and his buddy Brady still awake :-o  In to work and started the morning unraveling a puzzle of reports and repair data.  Had a pretty productive day.  The boys were not good today L about to lose her mind...  I ran and got a couple auction items after work.  Home and D&G back at the Gahanna tryouts again tonight.  After the tryout several of the dads and kids came over to play and chat.  D&J put up the soccer goal I got for J at an auction for $30, it is HUGE.  Everyone left and we all headed to bed.  Up late looking at things to do in NYC & Boston.







20170724 - Baseball Buddies

20170724 - Up in the am and helped L get J out of bed for CC practice.  Dragging in to work and worked in the back office most of the day catching up from being off Friday. L sent me a pic of G's buddies from the Gahanna baseball team that walked to the house before tryouts to pick him up. Home and straight back to G's tryouts where D was helping. G did good and looked to be having a great time with his buddies. Bill, Tom and their boys came to the house afterwards for a brat and a beer and to chat. They sent G his offer. Brady stayed the night and DJG Brady and I watched the movie 'Paper Towns' before DJ&I headed to bed. I was up until 3 catching up on email.

20170723 -

20170723 - Up and in to work, yes on a Sunday.  Spent the entire day helping with an inventory.  home, L had cooked a nice dinner.  JG&I ran out and got the movie Logan to watch this evening.  D went to Grove City to play basketball with some friends.




20170722 +

20170722 + Up very early and drove to pick boys up at camp
Told me all about the stuff that happened
D speech that made everyone cry
Fun and goofy stuff
love my boys
Stopped for lunch
Stopped at Farm for quick visit
Home, boys cleaned up, 2 hour nap
L made dinner, DGF7 over, boys told L all about their week
G&I got the Kong movie





20170721 -

20170721 - Up in the am and got a couple of things done.  G and I headed out for our Dad & Me day.
36 Westerville
36 Olentangy
Pick up dog from Vet, got cage, took to our house, introduced to Lilly
Lunch at Waffle House
Auction house,
36 Magic Mountain Brice Rd
18 Grove City
27 Galaxy Golf, 9, then checked the course was not too wet got in another 18
18 Avery
36 Magic Mountain Polaris
207 holes, 5 hole in ones, 4 for me 1 for G
Marcus Theater to see Valerian, pizza, beer reclining chairs
Home at 1:30 AM








20170720 -

20170720 - Up in the am and in to work.  Today is my best bud DaveL's bday which is shared by  & Justin from work and G's friend Brady too.  Received some very sad news today that Brady's grandpa, our friends Bill and Tiff's dad has passed away.  he was on a golfing trip in MI and had a massive heart attack.  Very upsetting as he was a great guy that was a joy to be around :-(




20170719 - Baseball Buds

20170719 - Up in the morning and in to work exhausted even though I got to sleep in good time. Received an email from Bo Jackson Baseball inviting G to play for them; great offer, but very expensive. Had a pretty packed day that ended with an exec review i had to bail out on because it was running long and L&G were waiting in the parking lot for me. L drove us to Groveport where G went through another tryout, he did great. After the tryout the coach pulled me aside and said 'I don't want Grant to leave here tonight without being on my team', WOW! We drove around Groveport for a bit looking at all the nice houses and ended up at a little Mexican place that was awesome. Home and all to bed.