20180320 -

20180320 - Up in the am, J home sick, I headed in to work. Got to work and on the phone all morning.

20180319 -

20180319 - Up in the am and working from home getting email and other stuff done. Ran in to the high school to meet with the Athletic Director for a min. Home and got some more work done. DeVonn called so I ran to the airport to pick her up and we met Justin for lunch before heading into the office. In to the conference room to finish the day on calls. On the way out L&I talked, she picked up J from track and took him to the minute clinic to test him for strep throat... I headed to D's game and checked in with G to make sure he was ok to get to practice. I got to D's game, he got in at 2nd base in the 5th and made a double play. I headed to the Booster meeting where I had to give a big presentation, it went well and folks are excited about changes we are making! Home for a min and found my driveway blocked off by a car and 3 girls in beach towels surrounding D's car with him in it... The let me park, D rolled down his window and let me know he was ok, he was apparently their target for the night in 'Senior Tag'... I went in leaving D to fend for himself... I called Doc, headed out, the girls let me out of the driveway, D still in his car, Doc and I headed to Bible Bangers. L texted me shortly after that D came running into the house in his underwear :-) SAFE! Had a good night at Bible Bangers, all the guys there and good discussions. Home and up late doing things on the PC

20180318 +

20180318 + UP in the am and all to church. Home and working on the pc for Booster stuff. In the afternoon D headed to his first varsity baseball game. We go G off to his practice, J headed to the basement to conjoin with the Xbox and L&I headed to Olentangy to watch D play baseball. It was just a scrimmage but it gave me a chance to test out the new app. D got in the game in the 5th inning and played 2nd for 5 innings. He did pretty good!  GREAT TO SEE HIM ON THE FIELD! After the game L&I headed home, swung through KFC and picked up dinner and then home to eat with J&G. We got all caught up with them, I did some more work on the PC until the guys showed up to watch the Walking Dead. Up late finalizing things for a super busy Monday.

20180317 - First No Trap Year :-(

20180317 -

Up in the am and this is the first year in a LONG TIME we had no Leprechaun trap. I asked but noone wanted to build one with me :-(
Headed to Bank with everyone to get accounts figured out.
\Closed D's savings, moving $ to a secured CC for him.
D to work at D-Bats
LJG&I headed to Staples and the shoe store to get things for my work and J's track season, then rean to GameStop and L looked at stuff in a new furniture store. I hung out in the car and update the high school baseball calendars. Home, shipped an Amazon sale, J&G to the basement to play on the Xbox. I hung out in the office getting caught up, D home and cleaning his room.

20180316 +

20180316 +
Up early with D and headed to Wilmington College
College vi$it with Dylan at Wilmington College today! $end donation$ to WingerCollegeFund.com 😜
G baseball practice
LJ&I to Piada for an expense mediocre meal
Home watched some basketball
Ran to pick up G
Home, D home, watched more basketball


20180315 - Up in the am and in to work and prep for call then on the phone solid. J went to school today even though he wasn't feeling well, we think he went so he could get his picture taken with the Track team for the yearbook. I had my calls and they were long... Calls over, getting caught up on mail and heading to the Scout Store.

20180314 -

20180314 - Up in the am and it is snowing like crazy! J not feeling well so home from school today. I made it into work and at the desk going through emails and piles trying to stay on top of things. Had a nice treat today, Justin took me to lunch :-) Back at the desk to try and finish off the day. Stayed very late to finish off the day and get a couple of reports ready for big meetings tomorrow. Got the reports done and headed home. Home and ate at the table with L, D&G at their baseball practices, J in the basement, still not feeling great.  Eventually everyone got home and we all caught up on the day. D got his warranty bat and it is the latest model, a $300 upgrade from the one he got for Christmas, G told us all about practice and J get relaxed. All to bed, i was up LATE updating the TEAMAPP for the HS.

20180313 -

20180313 - Up in the am and in to work, joined the Ops meeting this morning then chained to the conf room phone the majority of the day. L texted me in the middle of the day, she had to go pick J up from school, he was sick. Had a pretty rough call and then headed home through some pretty bad snow... Home and got LD&G and we headed to the Baseball Outback Dinner. Gma&paW joined us, D sat at the Senior table. It was the usual crowd and the usual presentation. The food was good and it was great to see all the boys. Nice Dylan stuck with it, strong boy. After the dinner LD&G had Gma&paW drop them off at home and I stayed to fill Tad Day envelopes with the Boosters. Home and all to bed, a good night. Not up late for a change, need to catch up on my sleep.

20180312 +

20180312 + Up in the am and in to work. Had one call this morning and then in a conf room working on misc things. D went on a shadow day where he followed the father of one of my Cub Scouts around and learned what an Athletic Trainer does in a day. Home a bit late and L had dinner ready for us, D&I got home at the same time. He told us all about his day and talked and talked. Seems he liked it! After dinner J&I headed to Scouts where I discussed options for online ticket sales. At the end of Scouts I realized G was not there... He had crossed over and was now a Boy Scout and should have been at the meeting... Too many things going on in my mind... Home and got Doc and went to Bible Bangers. It was a good meeting and we got through a chapter. Home and I was up late watching Netflix and set up a ticket sales portal, not waiting any longer for people to make a decision...

20170311 -

20170311 - Up, G to baseball, I met guys about Boosters. Ran back to get G and home. I worked on stuff in the office, D headed out for pictures. Guys came over to work on travel baseball stuff. L GOT HOME! She had a very successful and fun weekend and told me all about it as we ran out to pick up dinner. Home and ate and L&G watched American Idol and the guys came over to watch The Walking Dead. Up late working on Booster stuff.

20180310 -

20180310 - Up in the am and D&G already at the Baseball Clinic. J hung out on the Xbox for a bit then we went to a shoe store to look at running shoes. We stopped at Waterbeds and Stuff to get a gift for Terrill and then swung through Subway to get lunch for D&G. A quick stop at home to get bottles of water and then tht e high school where we delivered the lunches, D was a bit annoyed for some reason... I talked to the coach about all the things coming up and J&I headed back out. We went to the gas station and J didn't want to pump the gas... so we went home instead of continuing on to Dick's to get him new running shoes... I got more done at the desk. D&G got home and chilled out for a little bit. D went to some friends to play basketball and GJ&I packed up and went to Terrill's 50th bday party. It was a good time with great food. We didn't stay too long. Home and up doing booster stuff until late.

20180309 -

20180309 - Up in the am and working from home getting a lot of things done! L went to John & Mary's for the weekend to work on a quilt for D. The boys got home in shifts and then D&G headed out to a Baseball Clinic, D was one of the Captains! Eventually we all ended up at home and we retired to the basement to watch the new Jumanji. It was fantastic! All boys to bed and I was up until 5am doing Booster stuff...

20180308 + 2 in 1 Chair

20180308 + Up in the am and tried to go to work... It took me 45 minutes to almost get to the ramp for 270, so I did a uturn and headed home to get my reporting done so I wouldn't miss our 10am call. Reporting done, meeting successful and then in to work for the afternoon.L had to go to the police station today to get more figure printing done. Finished my day and stopped an auction house on the way home. Home and had to have a talk with G as today he broke the new Xbox remote I got for them 3 days ago because he got frustrated... Had dinner, L&I ran to Meijer, J posting things on ebay. Home and D home from practice, he played several positions during practice today, GOd I hope they let him play... Finished off the night and to bed, up late working on GLHS Booster sites.

20180307 - Black Panter

20180307 - Up in the am and in to work. Pretty quiet day getting things done. Had a call with the TeamApp.com about school websites. Home and L had a nice dinner for us. LJG&I ate, D at baseball. D home and didn't want to go with JG&I to the movies so he stayed home with L, but was in his room watching movies... JG&I went to see Black Panther, it was really good! Home and boys to bed, I was up late building websites.

20180306 - Busy Schedule

20180306 - Up in the am and to the high school to meet with the Athletic Director. Got a bunch done with him. in to work and had my first meeting of the day and lining things up to keep knocking things out. Stayed a bit late and headed straight to the varsity baseball field. I watched for a bit and then talked to the coaches. Headed over to Burnworth's to watch G pitch a bit at his practice and then G&I headed home. G&I had some dinner that L made. J got the xbox headset working. L watched the Bachelor for hours, I got a big baseball email sent out. Up too late watching Neflix movies.

20180305 - I'm SINGING!

20180305 - Up in the am and in to work. Spent the day in a conference room lining things up and cleaning them off myplate or putting them where they go.  Headed out a bit early to meet with the accountant and do my 2017 taxes NOT GOOD. I don't owe anything but am getting hardly anything back...  Home and L had cooked a nice steak dinner for us, D was at baseball but the rest of us enjoyed it. We hung out for a bit before we all loaded up and headed to J's choir concert. J is just to the left of the giant kid that used to be one of my Cub Scouts. It was short and sweet and we hit DQ on the way home. Home and I got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers, there were only 3 of there tonight so no progress made on our book.  Home and up not too late working on the PC.

20180304 - No Milk!

20180304 - Up in the am and LJ&I headed to church, D stayed home to list some things and head to work. After church I stayed to meet with a Sunday School class I helped start years ago while L&J headed home and L ran G's baseball stuff to him at his practice. There were many of the same people there that were there when we started and it was good to catch up and a good discussion. L picke me up after the class and we headed home. I had to run G's hat and glove back out to him. I made arrangements with Tom to act like I was late picking G up and I would meet them at Dick's. Home and I got some stuff done on the PC. Tom texted me that he was headed to Dick's and D just got home from work so DJ&I headed to Dick's. We snuck up on G who thought his dad forgot him at practice and we got him a pair of cleats, well we had to order them in blue, he didn't want the red ones they had. D got some cleats, we ordered him some gray pants and I forced him to try on some girls short softball pants and they fit, so we solved the problem of finding high pants that fit! J got a pair of soccer cleats and after 3 hours at about $100/hr we headed home. We swung by the Mallonn's and picked up Connor so J could teach him how to hydrodip stuff. Home and J and Connor headed outside to paint, G hit the Xbox and D filled out another college application and headed to DGF7's. L cooked us all some dinner and then took J and Connor to youth group. L&I sat and chatted about upcoming events, going to be a busy fast Spring and Summer... I ran to pick up J and then we home, D arrived soon and so did Ben to watch the Walking Dead. Boys to bed and up late putting paper in the PC.

20180303 - Cleaning Up

20180303 - Up late and L brought me pancakes and coffee in bed. D off to baseball. I got myself around and ran J&G to Scouts to help clean out the garage at the church, G first Boy Scout event. Home and L&I getting things done around the house and desk. Ran to pick G up and he had fun! J stayed there. Home and G got picked up by Bill and Brady and J headed out scootering. I fixed the backdoor knob and then D, DGF7&I headed to Grove City to check out a Play it Again Sports that was closing down, it was already picked clean so we headed to Dick's and they didn't have what D was looking for either... Home and back and knocking things out. After a while J got home and D&DGF7 headed out. L&I headed out to see the new movie 'Game Night' and ran into Karen Pettit and her sister. It was a really funny movie and we had a good time. After the movie we picked up some food and went home and ate with J. Up very late working on the PC.

20180302 - No More Cubs

20180302 - Up slow in the am not feeling great. Headed in to work to take some calls and chase things down. About half a day in and I feel like crap so headed home and finished the day at home. Ended up taking a nap and getting up to cleanup the electronics in the basement with J. D ran J to his middle school fun night and then joined LG&I at G's Blue & Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts and G crossed over into Boy Scouts tonight. Not near the ceremony I put on, but glad G crossed over. Home and straight to bed.

20180301 + Before Bed

20180301 + Up in the am and a rainy drive on the way in to work. Justin is on top of everything this morning and driving things like crazy. Finished out the busy day and headed home. J texted me while I was driving about an issue with his phone. Got home and J was in the basement playing the Xbox, I got the boys a headset so we didn't have to listen to them yelling at their friends... L cooked dinner for JG and me and we had a nice dinner, D was at baseball. After dinner I ran G to baseball practice. I got a call from Doc's friend, Doc wasn't answering his phones and she wanted me to check on him. To Doc's no answer on his phones or doorbell. I got his key and went in, thankfully he was not home. I let her know and fixed his front door knob on the way out. J back in the basement, G had a coach bring him home, D got home and set up a college visit for us, I was working on the PC. We wound down the night and on his way to bed J told me that his phone wasn't working and the new headset didn't work... We had hours this evening to work on these things and he tells me right before he goes to bed... I didn't fix them, I told him we'd look at it tomorrow.

20180228 - So Big!

20180228 - Up in the am and working from home with some sap boiling down on the stove. I always get so much more done when I work from home, I don't have the distractions that come with being in an office that allows others to pull me off focus. D came home for a min to change and go to work and then on to baseball, L got home, G got home and I kept working. Before I knew it it was 5:30 and we were late picking J up from track. I got to the school and was waiting for him in my usual parking space. I texted him to tell him to hurry up as I didn't realize the giant person walking toward me was him...  so big! Home and LJG&I had dinner then hung out watching some Tv with the boys taking turns on the Xbox. D home and got some dinner. Got a lot of thing done tonight. Up late setting up a Facebook page for G's travel team - www.GahannaLions2025Baseball.com

20170227 - Silhouette

20170227 - Up in the am and into the office and there are way to many folks in the office again today. I got a bunch done and headed home for my final call and to get some things done in peace and quiet. G was home and reading quietly when I arrived and soon L got home. I kept working and L ran to get J from track and then the 4 of us had dinner, D was at baseball. After dinner J&I went over to Doc's to get his TV working and then J fixed the closer on his storm door so it could close. After baseball D&DGF7 came home to eat and hang out and watch videos of DJ&G when they were very little. I spent most of the evening trying to organize booster things and get a big baseball email ready to go out to the parents.

20180226 - Blow Out

20180226 - Up in the am and in to work and getting things some calls because of the changes I made over the weekend. It was a very loud and busy day in the office, we had a lot of visitors. Justin pointed out my shirt had a hole in it... Hard to concentrate with all of the extra activity and noise but I still managed to get a lot done. Home and L had a nice dinner ready, D waas at baseball, J was at track and G was playing outside. L ran and got J and when they got home LJG&I sat down and ate. After dinner I got my stuff and headed to the high school for a booster meeting: now becoming more active in the boosters as baseball gears up and I am helping with the IT. It was a good meeting and Andy, Joe and I hung around after to get some more things done and then to talk to Coach Shade about all of the events that are quickly coming up. L had to run J to and from Scouts as I didn't leave the high school until after 9pm. I ran home, pick Doc up and we headed to Bible Bangers for a good meeting. Home and I threw my shirt away.

20180225 + Dead is Back

20180225 + Up in the am and all to church. After church we headed home, L cleaning things, D&J ‘cleaning’ their rooms and G&I hung out on the couch. After a bit I ran G to Baseball and L went to the grocery. Home and D listing things and J working on the Scout monthly newsletter. After baseball practice Tom and Bill brought G home and they hung out with their boys to get some baseball planning done. After everyone left we had some dinner and then I ran J&G to youth group at the church. L&I hung out, folding laundry and working on the PC. I picked up J&G, they had fun and headed home. Soon after the guys stopped over to watch the Walking Dead.

20180224 - Fundraiser

20180224 - Up LATE, L ran and got J from the Scout event, D had practice this morning, and I made myself some bfast. L cleaning and her friend Steph swung by to pick her up and go to a basketball game at the HS her kids are playing in. I worked on some work stuff and put in the County Fairs for 2018 and other events for 2018 until everyone got home + DGF7. L&I got ready and headed to a fundraiser at the Limited headquarters. It was a nice event but a bit expensive

201180223 + Lunch Date

201180223 + Up  in the am and working from home today. D swung by during his lunch for a min. L home early and we ran to Smashburger for lunch :-) Back into the office and finished up the day with some programming. L ran and got J from track practice and G&I ran him to the church for a Scout Merit Badge Weekend. G&I headed on to the video store where I could find nothing worth watching, but he did. We swung through Arby's for me to get a french dip on the way to the pizza place. Home and D had vanished with DGF7, so LG&I ate and then settled in to watch some Olympics. J starving and pestering me on the phone so I took him half a sub ran into the Brown's on the way and talked to them a bit. Home and up late programming and watching TV with D. Bed @ 4:07

20180222 - Dinner Do Over

20180222 - Up in the rainy am and wanted to stay in bed all day but got up and headed into work. Had a busy day of calls. Finished up the day and headed home a bit late. Home and L was cooking dinner, D was at baseball tryouts, J was hanging out and G was on the Xbox. We sat down for dinner and it was not good... it was frozen wings that were too soggy to hold and were slimy, oh well we trashed them and had leftovers. We hung out watching the Olympics and and soon D was home. He made the baseball team! Not with as much surprise and fanfare as past years but he seemed pretty happy about it. We wound down the night, I chatted with D a bit about the upcoming season and L tried every trick she knew to stay awake to watch the last figure skaters of the Olympics.

20180221 + Screen Time

20180221 + Up in the am and in to work. I got pulled into a meeting this morning that threw off my plans for the day. Spent the rest of the day recovering. Headed home and joined LJ&G for dinner. J retired to his room to compose himself a bit while LG&I finished dinner. We watched some TV until the Olympics came on. D home and said tryouts went good. I worked on getting emails cleaned out. To bed not to late.

20180220 - G Sick

20180220 - Up in the am, G home from school not feeling well, L had to work and I headed in to work. Had a busy day and dig into a problem that kept me there late, which was ok because there was a huge accident on 270. Home a bit late, D at his first night of baseball tryouts, L cooked a nice dinner for us and J&G were out jumping on the trampoline playing nicely. J actually taught G how to do a back flip! In and we ate and then settled in in front of the TV for Family Fued and then the Olympics. D got home and said he did good :-). Up very late working on the PC.

20180219 + 2 Getting Big

20180219 + Up super early and D&I headed West to visit Wright State over by Dayton.  We went to a bunch of different lectures and it was REALLY interesting, makes me want to go back to school! We also stopped and talked to the financial aid folks to discover our aid is called loans... We talked to the Department Head of Athletic Training and if D goes there and can get into the program this Fall can be part of the last cohort that is NOT required to get a Master's Degree.  We had lunch there in the cafeteria and took a short tour before heading home. 
Home and we saw J scooting around town on the way in. I headed to the accountants to do my 2017 taxes, but she could not honor the appointment... So I headed over to Dave's warehouse next door and chatted a bit before heading home. We had a nice dinner and then J&I headed to Goodwill so he could check things out. I got some things to sell on OhiOOddities and a pair of boots and J got a couple of white t-shirts.  J&I stopped at the local car lot to start looking at cars for him... Home and hung out the rest of the night. D&DGF7 here. Bible Bangers was cancelled for the night so we just watched the Olympics and relaxed.  

20180218 - 1 W 1 L

20180218 - Up in the am and back to Worthington for more basketball. During the first game cousin Jen called a bit upset as uncle Johnny was not doing well this am and aunt Betty is still in the hospital. L&I made some calls and helped get some assistance arranged. The boys played hard and won in the last couple seconds, what an exciting game. LG&I ran to Burger King for lunch and I touched base with Johnny and he was alive and John 3 was on his way there. Back to the school for more basketball and we ran into a buzz saw that hit 3 after 3 and shut us down. It was the last game for the boys and they were pretty upset.  Home and hung out for a bit before I headed in to the office to finish off the 2017 taxes in prep for tomorrow.

20180217 + Team Party

20180217 + Up in the am and Gma&paB gone before I got up. I settled into the office and got some things done and prepped for taxes. It was a slow day until the afternoon when we headed to Worthington for a basketball game. The boys played really hard and it was a rough game and they won! After the game the entire team headed to BWs for a season / victory party. It was a good time and Jason had good things to say about each of the boys. After dinner we headed home and hung out the rest of the day.

20180216 - 'Bye Bye Birdie'

20180216 - Up in the am and working from home today. Pretty quiet this morning, D sleeping until right before he had to be at work at noon, J at his friends, and G up late and quietly playing his iTouch in the living room. Gma&paB over and hung out until I finished my day.  We all then headed out to a steakhouse for a nice dinner before heading to the high school to watch the play ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. I dropped everyone off and parked way over at the DQ. We watched the play and it was great! Gma&paB were in the play years ago and we all enjoyed it, even G who wasn’t thrilled about going. Home and it was late so we all headed to bed shortly.

20180215 - Dancing Shoes

20180215 - Up in the am and in to work. Had an ISO meeting first thing this morning and had to do my updates for the calls that followed during that meeting as the data was still coming in...  Had the normal Thursday call and then Monthly and they went as usual. Out to the desk to try and stay ahead of the wave. L went to help at her last elementary party today. G was not excited about the dancing part and said he would not participate...  guess he changed his mind ;-) Finished up the day and headed home. Had dinner with LJ&G. D home and we talked to him about one of his favorite teachers that we learned today that took his own life... I ran G to basketball practice, ran through the bank and dropped J off at a friends to spend the night. Home for only a min before had to pick G up from practice. Home and watching the Olympics.Aunt Betty out of the ICU and doing better.

20180214 + Shitball

20180214 + Up in the am and in to work. One of the girls in the front office received a secret admirer note on her desk this morning and they were all busy trying to solve the mystery. Normal busy day. I headed out around 3:30ish to hit the Scout store to get awards on the way home. Got in and out of the Scout store pretty easy by 4:00 and then sat in traffic until I arrived home at 5:30... The radio said over and over "...this is the worst traffic day we have seen in 2018 with multiple accidents shutting down all of our major freeways..." and of course it is the day I am on them... There was another school shooting in Florida today... people are crazy... Home and had a dozen roses for L and here is how the conversation went:

L - Oh these are so pretty. Thank you.
As she is putting them in the vase: Where id you get them?
M - I got them from Shalynn
L - You made her go out and buy me flowers?
M - No, the florist screwed up her order and delivered an extra dozen by mistake so I took these.
L - You shitball
Hahahahaha I can't win!

After the flowers were displayed LJG&I sat down for dinner and had a good meal, D was at baseball practice. D home with DGF7 and they watched videos on their phones while the rest of us watched the Olympics. Got everything shut down and all boys to bed.

20180213 - Regular

20180213 - Up in the am and didn't want to go out in the 25-degree day to work but did. Had a busy day trying to solve issues. Headed home and had dinner with everyone and then D went to DGF7's and I headed to a Scout Board of Review. After the board of review I headed home and we all watched some Olympics and I got some reading done.

20180212 - 4 Not Good Calls

20180212 - Up in the am and in to work ready for a big call. A guy I work with left before the call, he was good friends with one of the policemen that was shot in Westerville Saturday and was distraught. Shortly after one of the managers from the floor came in and let me know the wife of one of his techs passed away Friday night... Went through the day moving meaningless tasks forward... Got another text about 4pm that a guy I hired at D1 died last night of Cancer. One more call for the day from the Assistant Principal at D's school letting me know that D has 3 parking tickets and the next time he will be towed... YIKES. I stayed a bit late to finish some things up today and headed home, blew the horn and G ran out to get him to basketball practice. Home and had some dinner with L&J, D was at baseball. After we ate I ran J to Scouts and hung out gathering advancements and working on the reunion site. Left Scouts to pick G up, we headed to Target to get a vday present for L. After our shopping spree we headed back to get J from Scouts and he didn't do what he was supposed to so we had to hang out while he filled out paperwork. I got the deposits done for Summer camp and we headed home. I got Doc and we headed to Bible Bangers and had a great meeting that lasted until midnight. Doc and I swung through the gas station on the way home. Home, got Doc in and stayed up doing some reading with the Olympics in the background.

20180211 + Scout Folders

20180211 + Up in the am and all to church for Scout Sunday. J&G did an excellent job with the flags and offering, D is an adult so just help organize a bit and then headed out to work. We finished church and headed home. J took off with some friends, I ran G to baseball, L hung out watching the olympics and getting things done around the house. I found 52K emails in my Google account that I worked on cleaning up so I wasn't at my data limit. I joined L&G in the living room and D&J got home. D headed back out to DGF7's and J&I ran to get dinner. Home and ate, then ran J to youth group. Eventually everyone home D&J attempted to finish the laundry for L. Up late watching the olympics.

20180210 - 3 Wins!

20180210 - Up late in the am and got ready for the day. L was at Zomba, D was heading to a local elementary school to run the clock at a basketball tournament for community service required for his Government class. J is at someone house we might see him sometime today and G is in the basement on the Xbox.  D home and L ran to get J. D headed to DGF7's and J hung out at home, his buddy Patrick is coming over to spend the night. LG&I headed to Marysville for a basketball tournament. The boys won their first game and LG&I headed out to get some food. The place I had a coupon for was closed see we stopped at a Chinese place and had the worse Chinese food we have ever had... Back for more basketball and the boys played 2 more games, the last one at 9pm. They played awesome today and won all 3 games! Home around 11 and watched a bit of the olympics. Restless night for me

20180209 + Dinner Theater

20180209 + Up in the am and working from home today. L had to work, D was in his room most of the day, J was in and out with friends and G was in the basement or on the couch placated by electronics the entire day. L got home and I finished my day and we headed to the high school for dinner and a play.  The dinner was ok, we had some old friends sit by us and we learned of their plans and trials with planning the next step for our kids. We then headed into the theater for the play 'Are We There Yet'. It was cute and L liked it. Home and D&DGF7 were there with G and we all watched the opening ceremonies for the winter Olympics in Korea.

20180208 - COOKIES

20180208 - Struggled to get up today and head in to the office. Data I needed wasn’t available so was scrambling on my first call of the day. That call spilled over to another and stuck on the phone sharing my screen most of the morning. There were several other mishaps I could not control so I hit the door early and went home to crunch data for a couple of hours. Got my data mining done, had dinner and took G to and from basketball, that's all.

20180207 - Shots

20180207 - Up in the am and apparently it snowed all night as we are in a level 2 snow emergency and the schools are closed. I am trying to work from home and L is trying to manage the noise from the boys... L took J&G to get flu shots and slushees in the afternoon. I was in the office all day until I came out for dinner with L&G. D&DGF7 were out somewhere and J was at Skate Naked. After dinner L ran to School and G hung out on the couch while I did some more in the office. I then ran to pick J up and got home and D showed up and we watched OSU basketball. What a great game! All to bed and a restless night.

20180206 - Lounge

20180206 - Up in the am and in to work. I had a bunch of calls this am that put me in a windowless room for most of the day. After work I headed home and J was in the basement playing the Xbox and L&G were at his teacher conference. L&G got home and it was a good report from his teacher. We had leftovers and watched TV. D&DGF7 stopped by for a bit. All to bed. I stayed up and finished updating the blog entries from November and December of 2017 so I am all caught up.

20180205 - Stacked

20180205 - Up in the am and the boys were on a 2 hour delay so i stayed home with them and made sure they got off to school while L went in to work. I headed in to work and hit the ground running. L called some countertop places today to see about repairs. I headed towards home and stopped at the high school to meet with the Athletic Booster Board, I am going to take over communication for the group. From there I went to the wrong gym to pick G up so had to run across town to get him. G&I went straight to Scouts so I could get advancements and check in on the website changes we are going to make for the upcoming reunion. We got J and headed home for a min to talk about electronics and other rules. Then I headed out to Bible Bangers, no Doc tonight, but it was a good meeting.

20180204 + Buckets and Bowl

20180204 + Up in the am and and LG&I headed to Upper Arlington for G's basketball game. G played nearly the whole game and was all over the place super aggressive. We played a team that had beaten us twice already and the boys weren't going to let that happen again. They fought hard and won big! We headed home and D was still at work and J had his buddy Patrick over. I sent the boys outside to tap the maple trees and they got it done. In to watch the end of the OSU basketball game and get caught up on some stuff. D home from work and ran and got DGF7. We had some snacks and watched the Super Bowl.

20180203 - Hops and Poker

20180203 - Up in the am and D at the high school baseball clinic and G brought me breakfast in bed (he must want something...). L got herself together and ran to the library while J replaced the shower head in the boy's bathroom, G played on the Xbox and I did bills and got the maple syrup buckets ready to hang. L back home for a minute and then we headed to Lancaster for G's basketball game. Uncle Johnny came to the game and the boys played really well, probably G’s best game as far as ball handling and shots (he finally got the 3 he’s wanted all year). They stayed neck and neck with the Farm boys until the very end, quite an accomplishment as this team usually wins by 50... but they lost. 

We drove home and got some food at Arby’s on the way. J was still in his robe when we arrived and joined us for lunch. After a quick lunch the City Attorney stopped by to have Lori and I sign a petition. We then headed to G’s second game of the day at home. G played well again and this time they won!  After the game L&I dropped G off at baseball practice. Home and I got J and we headed to Hebron with a stop at Kroger to go to our annual poke party. J used his own money this year and as usual did very good on the tables. It was good to see the guys again and we got home at 3:30am only losing $15 for the night. Love playing poker with J.

20180202 - Good 2nd Choice

20180202 - Up in the am and everyone out at school. I worked from home today and got a ton done. L home in the afternoon and we had a lady stop by to inspect the gas line. Soon G&J got home, followed shortly by D after baseball conditioning. I finished up and we all got in the car and headed out to dinner. Our first stop had a 25 min wait so we tried a new Chinese place. It was pretty good and we didn’t have phones out so it was a nice dinner. We swung by the video store on the way home and picked up some movies. Home and we split up to watch the movies, L&G upstairs watching a Emoji movie and DJ&I headed down to watch the latest Resident Evil. After the movies we all headed to bed. 

20180201 + Late & Restless

20180201 + Up early with a rough start with D. In to work and on the phone. Had a very busy day and headed out a couple min early. Home and had dinner with LJ&G  I then settled in and got some stuff down on the PC. I then ran G to his basketball practice. Back home and got more done. Ran to get G and of course was late when I thought I was early... Home and up restless most of the night. 

20180131 - Steak n' Shake Lover

20180131 - Up at 5 to the neighbors barking dog. Got a bit more sleep before heading to work with a detour to drop off J's laptop and phone at his school. In to work getting ready for an early meeting. Had a very busy day and got a bunch of things done. Headed home through a bunch bad traffic. Got home and shipped a couple things for eBay and Amazon. then LG&I headed out to get some dinner at Steak n' Shake while D was at baseball and J was at skiing. We had a good meal and swung by Giant Eagle and picked up some ice cream and chocolate syrup. We hit the gas station too and made it home. D was home and we hung out for a bit before i rant to get J at skiing, his last night, and he told me of the fun he had. Home and J had a snack and watched a wood carving show with D&I.

20180130 - Exerciser

20180130 - Up in the am and in to work. Spent some time on the shopfloor this morning and then into the conference room for meetings and calls all day. Headed home and caught L doing exercises in the front room, had dinner with LJ&G, D was somewhere with DGF7. After dinner L&I taught J&G how to play euchre. Once they got the hang of it they liked it. D eventually showed up and we caught up with him a bit. Up late working on the Scout website.

20180129 + Another Monday

20180129 + Up slow on this Monday and in to work. Making refinements on some of the apps I built with Garret and Brian. Finished up the day out in the warehouse counting locations. Headed home and L was dropping G off at basketball practice, D was at baseball and J in the basement eating and playing on the Xbox. I got something to eat quick and then ran J to Scouts and did some work with the guys on the websites and advancements. Left Scouts to go pick up G at practice and then then we headed home. D&DGF7 showed up and I ran to get J att Scouts. Home for just another minute before getting Doc and heading to Bible Bangers.

20180128 - By 1 Shot

20180128 - Up in the am an LG&I headed to church and D posted some things on ebay and then went to Panera to deliver things to hungry people. Home from church, L doing laundry, J writing a paper, G on the Xbox for a min before getting picked up to go hit at D-Bats and I am trying to get caught up on Blog, Booster, Baseball and Scout tasks. J headed out to scooter with some of his friends and G came home and we packed up and headed to teays valley for hiss basketball game. It was a very aggressive and poorly called game and the boys lost by 1 bucket :-( Home and D was home washing his shoes in the sink and J had the backyard full of boys and the apple tree full of hanging scooters. DGF7 showed up and L put them to work taking down the Christmas lights while J and his friends made a scooter ramp and G played on the Xbox. I finished renaming about a thousand photos and videos on the couch. The day wound down and the kids left.

20180127 - 3 Gyms 4 G

20180127 - Up in the am and L headed out with the Cole's to go visit Gma&paB for GpaB's bday. I got settled at the desk and started getting things done. I then took Brady and G to the high school to drop G off for baseball and checked in with D as he was helping out. I dropped Brady off at home and headed to the bank and gas station for cash and gas. Home and got more done at the desk with J yelling at his friends on the xbox in the basement. D&G home and I ran out to pick up watch batteries and swing by Dave's to get more stuff for ebay. Home and caught up on more things and did some restocking. Then JG&I headed to G's basketball game with D&DGF7 meeting us there for the game. G played really hard but most of the boys were walking around asleep and they got smoked. After the beating D&DGF7 headed out and JG&I headed to Moe's where we ran into the Reeds and had a good dinner. Home and got G changed and to his baseball practice. I stayed and worked the scoreboard, well at least I hit the buzzer when G got the ball and scared the poop out of him :-) Practice over and G&I headed home. L home, J&G cleaned up and we watched Osiris Child in the basement before heading to bed.

20180126 - Tommy's Bday

20180126 - Up slow in the am and in to work. Pretty quiet day other then a few calls so lining things up to knock out next week. Headed home and got L&G and we headed to Coaches for Tom's bday party. I ate a ton of wings and hung out talking between songs. It was a good time and we headed home with one more boy, Brady and D was gone as he went to Chad's to spend the night.

20180125 + All Hands

20180125 + Up in the am and in to work. Was a good day of getting info from the team to keep building the tool. We had an all hands meeting today. After getting some things done in the afternoon I bailed a couple min early to hit 3 auction houses on the way home. Home and had dinner with the fam. D reshipping some ebay packages he shipped wrong and that were returned to us... DGF7 over and her and D worked on the fish tank while L ran G to basketball and the Home Depot to try and figure out what to do with the kitchen table she now has painted all white (smh). I got G from practice. We all slowed down for the night and to bed.

20180124 - Careful

20180124 - Up in the am and in to work through some flurries. Had a good day at work. home and LG&I headed out for dinner at City BBQ, D stayed home waiting on DGF7, J at ski club. We had a nice dinner and swung by the gas station to fill up on the way home. Home and D still waiting... G cleaned up a mess he made with a friend of his that came over after school and I was waiting for him in the closet to return the vacuum... Ran to pick J up from ski club. Up late working on an app, watching Shannarh on Netflix.

20180123 - Movie Time

20180123 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a busy morning and then spent some time on the floor learning a new process I am going to try and improve. Ran DeVonn to the airport and then to the home office to take a call and work on building an app. Had dinner with the Fam and then we all went down to the basement to watch Geostorm. It was a good movie and we all headed to bed afterwards. Up late doing some work on the laptop and finished season 2 of Colony on Netflix.

20180122 - Triplicate

20180122 - Up slow in the am and in to work. Had a busy productive day and headed out. First stop was to get a haircut and then to stop by the watch shop where the guy hasn't touched my watches since dropping them off before Christmas... I swung through Jersey Mike's to get a sub that I ate a chunk of sitting in the high school parking lot waiting for the Athletic Booster meeting to start. The Booster meeting ran long so I headed straight to Scouts to catch up and get advancements. Home for a quick second before getting Doc and heading to Bible Bangers. It was great to catch up with all the guys. Home and to bed after an incredibly busy day.

20180121 + Marion Game

20180121 + Up in the am and got G to baseball practice. I updated our game schedule while G hit. After practice we ran home and picked up L&J and headed to Vinnie's for his bday party and check out the work they did in their kitchen, it is beautiful. D headed to work and the rest of us headed to Marion for a G's basketball game. Uncle Roger, aunt Mary and Gma&paW met us there. The boys played a great first half and then didn't show up for the second and lost, but G was all over the place and played hard. After the game we went to Ralphie's for a nice dinner. Headed home and watched some football in the basement with D.

20180120 - Spectators

20180120 - Up in the am and D already out to work at the baseball clinic. L made bfast for JG&I and then I ran G to the 2nd half of the baseball clinic. L went out to do some shopping, J took off on his scooter around the town with friends and In to the office to do some work. D&G home and D headed out to D-Bats with DGF7. G rested and I got more done. L home and LG&I headed to G's basketball game and were joined by D and DGF7. The boys played great, moved the ball , made shots and looked really good to get the W. After the game the team went to Coaches for a team party. It was a loud good time. After the party the Moros' came to our house to sit and chat until late.

20180119 - Big mOuth

20180119 - Up in the am and in to work. It was a busy day of knocking things out and wrapping things up: Got  TON done today. L got J&G to the eye doctor today, their eyes are perfect. D had hitting with the high school at D-Bats. Home and sat on 270 for 30 minutes behind an accident that shut down 2 lanes. Home and the McClains over for pizza and games. We played the dentist hold your mouth open game and it was a riot, our ribs hurt we were laughing so hard. Good times with good friends.

20180118 + DGF7 17

20180118 + Up in the am and in to work. It was a busy day lining things up and trying to make progress. Home and D was out with DGF7, it was her bday and they stopped by for a minute before going out to eat. I ran G to basketball and hung out with L until I ran to pick him up. All home and to bed in good time.

20180117 - DG Ed

20180117 - UP in the am and in to work. Mary Ellen here today for Dangerous Goods shipping education. The app I built last weekend seems to be working well and keeping things flowing better. Home and hung out with L&G, we watched a movie. D was at baseball conditioning and then with DGF7. I ran to pick J up from ski club, he had a blast and said he wrecked hard a couple times tonight going over jumps. J&I stopped to get gas and then headed home.

20180116 + Quieter @ Work

20180116 + Up in the am and tried to work from home but the boys had a snow day and the noise was not not going to allow a productive day so I headed in to the office through the crappy weather. Good thing I went in I was all over the plant today chasing things down.

Home for a minute, L was cooking dinner, D was buying an April prom dress with DGF7, J was at a skate park and G was at Brady's shoveling driveways. I ran out to pick up G and purchased some Girl Scout cookies from Amaya. Good to see the McClains and catch up for a minute. Home and LG&I had dinner and then headed to the basement to watch 'Allied'. It was a good intense movie. J home, sore from skating crashes. D home and showed us pics of the dress. To bed early.

20180115 - Shovelers

20180115 - Up slow in the am and in through bad roads to get to work. Got caught up on emails and synced up with the teams on an app I worked on over the weekend and got it set live. Went around and gathered requirements for another app I am working on and then packed up to head home through some crappy weather. On the way home I found J and one of his friends that had been out shoveling drives all afternoon. They made $198!!! No scouts or Bible Bangers tonight due to MLK day and horrible weather.