20191019 - Up too early for a Saturday. J&I ran G out to the high school varsity baseball field for a clinic. We then stopped by the high school, checked in with Andy running the fundraiser and then J broke into the concession stand for me so we could get the hot dog steamer, nacho cheese machine and a drink cooler. We then headed home and unloaded and finished digging out the left overs from the stump grinding we had done. The Mallonn's stopped by and picked up the cornhole boards. J&I shipped ebay and I then sat down to get some things done at the desk.

20191018 +

20191018 + Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Not many people in today but those that were all seemed to be in my office this morning. Got a bunch of stuff done today on many fronts and finished the day prepping for next week. Home and everyone going different directions tonight. G left first with some of his buddies to go the high school football game. L&I headed out next to go to Five Guys for dinner. J waited a bit and then went with some of his friends to the football game too. After dinner L&I ran to Flanagan's Pub to meet Bill & Tiff to watch some of the Buckeye game. We left there at the start of the first quarter to go back to their house and shortly after both J&G called, their game was over, we won which was great as it was the first game after the football player passed away and everyone was there. The kids stormed the field at the end and all gathered by the band with phone lights in the air singing the alma mater, very touching. L&I picked J up at the library on the way home and we all watched the end of the Buckeye game. GO BUCKS!

20191017 - Lunch w/ Friends

20191017 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school and headed in to work. Had quite a few visitors this morning. Lonie and I ran to Biro at Easton for a lunch sponsored by Jason, a buddy of mine.  Penn was there too, today is his bday, and we had a nice lunch and learned a bit about bonds. After lunch Lonie and I headed back to the office and finished the day. Home and J drove me to the auction house in Reynoldsburg to pick up some auction wins. Home and we had dinner and hung out the rest of the night. J&G played a game on their Xboxes with D until bedtime.

20191016 - G’s 13!

20191016 - Up in the am and G was up and all excited. We watched G open some of his presents.and then I dropped J off at school and headed to work through the rain. To the desk, nice and quiet, getting things done. Left early and had a bit of a plan with one of G's teachers... I went to Courtland's house and picked up his car and then went to G's school where Brian had put cones out for me so I could park right out front of the school. Brian then called all the XC team to his office, they sang Happy Birthday to G and then Brian said 'What Grant doesn't know is that car is here to pick him up" pointing to the red Ferrari I was sitting in right in front of the school. The kids poured out of the school and surrounded the car taking pictures and videos as G climbed in and we zoomed off. G&I got home and several neighbors and friends stopped over to see the car. I gave J a ride around the block in it. After a bit G&I got dressed up and too k the Ferrari to dinner at Mitchell's downtown for a meal that blew G's mind. He was very quiet and enjoyed every single bite of the Crispy Pork Belly Skewers, Sea Salt Baked Potato, 14oz Prime New York Strip and Lava Cake à la mode. It was a fun dinner chatting with him and watching him experiencing flavors. We climbed back in the Ferrari and zoom past a hundred cars to return it to Courtland's house and chat with Missy a bit before heading home. Home and G let J try some of his left overs and he told them all about the experience. An exceptional day with G.  Happy 13th bday buddy. I love you.

20191015 - Tree Work

20191015 - Up in the am and dropped G off at school for Bible Study and then J at school. Back home and hung out waiting for the tree trimmers to show up. Took a couple work calls while waiting. Trimmers showed up and got the work done quickly. I headed in to work and had an incredibly busy day cramming a days work in to 5 hours. Got things wrapped up and headed home. L out for the evening with Tiffany at the grand opening of the new Target up the road. I got the boys off their Xboxes and sent them out in the neighborhood delivering party invites and selling wreaths and Entertainment Books while I got things ready for the stump chipping cleanup. They only had 1 sale from their efforts. JG&I then cleaned up the chips from the stump grinding. We got it as cleaned up as we could in the failing light. J ran out to get G a bday present and G&I headed to Arby's for dinner. Home and L back, told us all about the grand opening. The new neighbor came over and told me his troubles... We hunted J down and finally got him to return home... Long night.

20191014 - Red Shadow

20191014 - Up slow in the am and in to work. Methodically going down through the stack today. took a break mid-day to have a driving lesson in a Ferrari California. I was pretty nervous, but it is just like any other car, if you take it slow. The sound of it was amazing and every control was super precise, the slightest touch of the breaks or twitch on the wheel and the car immediately reacted... Made it through the lesson ok, had a couple more meetings and finished the day out and headed home. No meetings tonight for me, J had a Scout meeting. Got to hang around the house and relax a bit.

20191013 - J Sings

20191013 - L&I up in the am, D&G sawing logs. L&I headed to church. Home and I got the day organized and took a min to do a big Sudoku puzzle that I messed up. J home, got cleaned up, helped him with his tie and he left to pick up a buddy and go to his concert. Gma&paB stopped and chatted for a bit. D had some buddies over and they ran G to his baseball game. L and Gma&paB headed to the school to hold seats. I hung back and waited for the electrician to stop by and look at how to hook up the big generator to the house. Soon Gma&paW showed up and we headed to the high school for J's concert. The concert was great! J did good and looked so grown up. After the concert we said goodbye to D as he headed back to school and LG&I headed to Hot Chicken takeover for dinner with Gma&paW. After dinner we returned some of the unused supplies for the garage floor job to both Lowe's and Home Depot. Home for a bit and Chris over to watch The Walking Dead with J&I. Vinnie forgot about it and showed up 20 min late. No school for G tomorrow so G&I up watching baseball. G feel asleep and they hit a walk off homerun. So I rewinded it a bit, woke him up and he wanted to go to bed. I told him to just give it one more inning and POW the guy hit the walk-off and G was thrilled. I called D late to make sure he got back.

20191012 + Where's My Brother?

20191012 + Up late and got myself around. J up early and went to XC meet to support his teammates even thought he was not cleared to run due to a muscle pull he had. I headed to the auction houses to pick things up. They only had 1 of the 2 things I needed at one and the other was closed... so pretty much a wasted trip. Swung by and got a hair cut on the way home. Home and my keyboards stopped working, so dug an old one out of the basement. Tried to get quicken updated and something went wrong with it... Things finally smoothed out and I got some stuff done. D called and was bored at school so he decided to come home. As soon as L announced the D was coming home Lilly went tot he door... G home from his sleep over and party. D got home and we chatted a bit. J home and then over to his buddy Conor's for his bday. LDG&I tried a new Mexican place for dinner, Poblano's, it was really good. Home and L&I watched some football. D&G went to movie Gemini Man in 3D. They said it was a great movie but the 3D was a bit over the top.

20191011 - Hamilton's Pub

20191011 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a couple of hot ones with the new paystubs coming out.  Got things sorted out and took a break to walk down to the jewelry store at lunch to pick up L's ring. Finished up the day and then headed home. L&I dropped G off at dance at the middle school and then went on to dinner at Hamilton's Pub. It was a new place for me and it was really good. Home and L picked G up and took him to friends for the night. J home, no more GF3... He is doing homework to get caught up for the grading period until midnight deadline. L&I watched Night Hunter, super good suspense movie.

20191010 - Might be a Claim

20191010 - Up and in to work, feel like a zombie today. Had many phone calls with Bill and State Farm today about Bill's car. $1,800 in damage... Despite being a zombie I manged to close out a lot of actions on the day and prep for tomorrow. Headed home and J@JGF3 and G at baseball practice. L&I had a quick dinner together and then I headed to the high school and met with the Booster Board about go forward plans. Home and hung out with L&G a bit. J home and all to bed.

20191009 + Sleepless Catching Up

20191009 + Up slow in the am and headed downtown to the Scout Store to buy awards and get J a new Scout shirt. In to work and chatted with Lonie and Kelly for a bit and then worked on final touches on paycheck changes and templates. Was a heads down day and finished late. Home and ate, L on a walk with Lilly, J shipped ebay and did homework, G hanging out in front of TV. After a while Bill & Tom stopped by. We worked on some baseball stuff and caught up. Guys left and LG&I watched a show about musicians surprising folks with performances. All to bed, couldn't sleep again, looked at clock last at 3:30am.

20191008 - Sign Up

20191008 - Up in the am nice and slow as there was a ton of fog overnight. Got the the desk and got things rolling for the day. Had a very busy day and got a lot done. Headed home and J there, her ate and then vanished to JGF3's. L&G showed up, they were at G's XC banquet at school today, said it was very emotional and fun. Had dinner with L&G and then headed to the bank and then the Scouts Board of Review. Went a bit early as I had to officially sign up as the Advancement Chair for the new Girl's Troop... We had 2 boys come in for rank advancements tonight. After Scouts I swung by and got gas on the way home. Watched some TV with L&G, J home late. D called me late and told me all about his coaching a flag football team at school. Sounds like he is having a blast! Up late doing things on the PC.