20181120 - UP in the am and L dressed like an Indian this morning. I dropped J off at school on the way in to work. At the desk and got a couple of things done before heading into a security training meeting.

20181119 - Rainy

20181119 - Up in the am and dropped J at school and drove slowly to work through the downpour. Had a morning meeting and then trying to jam a weeks worth of work into 1.5 days. Had a pretty busy day and moved some things forward. Home late and had dinner with the fam. L rode with J, he drove himself to Scouts and L drove his car home. G vanished into the internet and I headed to a Booster meeting. After the meeting I headed home and then took J's car to pick him up so he could drive me home. Shipped a couple things then picked Doc up and headed to Bible Bangers for a quick meeting. Home and finished shipping.

20181118 - Hoops and Night Drive

20181118 - L got G&I up super early to head to Powell for G's four basketball games. We were one of the very first cars in the parking lot... Finally more folks showed up and we headed in for our games. G and his team did well and they won 3 out of 4. Talked to D in between games and walked him through getting a new battery for his car. It was a long day and we got home and J was home, cleaned up and on the Xbox. We had some time so I shipped some things and then LJ&I headed to J's Cross Country Banquet. It was a nice event and the seniors got to throw their training shoes into a tree by the football field. It was the first year for this so it was pretty cool. 

Back in and we went tot he boys ceremony, we took off just as folks started eating. I wanted to go get the wreaths and J was not to keen on that idea... Eventually J&G went with me to get the wreaths, didn't take us long. We then sorted and bagged them and then J drove me around in the dark to deliver some. his first time on the roads ever and he did pretty good. We ended up on the east side of town so I had him go Broad to 270 to get us back to Gahanna and we survived... Home and G in a bit of trouble for leaving his brand new winter coat at the basketball event... J&I watched The Walking Dead, not great this week. Up late shipping ebay things and Webelos neckerchief for kid in Africa.

20181117 ‡ Lucky Win and Great Dinner

20181117 ‡ L up and out early, dropped off Scout Class A shirts for J&G and then out with friends for bfast and to see a movie. D staying at school this weekend, he and DGF7 broke up... J&G at Webelos Day all day and will be cooking side dishes over a fire for tonight's Scout Thanksgiving dinner. I got up and around, watched the 1st half of the Buckeyes horrible performance... At halftime I ran over to Bill's to help him put on his new backboard, took J's car, it ran good. L home and we restarted watching the OSU game; she was mortified and I had to relive the agony... We packed up and headed out to the Scout's Thanksgiving Dinner and Court of Honor. We ate with J&G, no D this time. It was a GREAT meal, probably the best we've had there and they had the room sealed up and we did not freeze! After dinner Rob hosted the Court of Honor and it was a very nice program. We took G with us when we left, as he has basketball games early tomorrow. Home and G cleaned up and we sat down to watch the rest of the OSU game, we did NOT deserve to win...

20181116 - Crazy Hats & New Driver!

20181116 - Up in the morning to a tension in the house so got to work and dove in for the day. it was crazy hat day... I ran to Scout store at lunch and talked to Mary Ellen from my last job on the way, it was good to catch up. I got my pins for the Court of Honor Sat PM and headed back and finished out the day at work. L picked J up from school and took him to the BMV to take his permit test... he was in there for a LONG TIME...  HE PASSED!!! They got in another line and got his permit, so he can now drive on the streets.  Home and got the boys packed up and delivered to the church for the Scout Thanksgiving campout. L&I headed out, got gas, had a  great dinner at Barrel and Boar, swung by the post office, grocery, home and printed 120 programs, L folded them all.

20181115 - Scout Cakes

20181115 - Up late in the am, Schools pushed back 2 hours and power out... Got to work late but dug right in. Busy day but felt I got nowhere. Home and met with Jason about retirement accounts, L made dinner, got to see the 2 boys for 2 minutes while they ate as fast as possible to get back to their game. I headed our solo to the Scout Cake Auction. there were some good cakes and I ended up with 3 of them. Home and had a piece of cake and then L helped ship some ebay items. Up late cleaning up the books.

20181114 + Scout Shopping

20181114 + Up slow this am, J too. We got out of the house and managed to get him to school and me to work without being late. Had an interesting conversation with some of the guys on the way to my office about records when I offered up the original Alvin & the Chipmunks Christmas song on a record from 1959. I filled in my tic-tac-toe X's and headed in to get the day underway. At the desk most of the day except for a couple con calls in the conf room. Finished the day and headed home, ate a quick bite with L, J on the Xbox, G at a school fun night. I headed out to a Landscape Board meeting, Longer than expected and we really didn't do anything except get updated on the status of other projects from other boards that are actually doing things... Ran over to Kroger after the meeting and got a coffee, J&G showed up to go shopping with their Scout Patrol for this weekend. It didn't take them long and we headed home. Home and Bill and Tom showed up to do some 2019 baseball registration and planning. L helped me ship ebay stuff and then everyone to bed. Up late thinking on TV and cable future.


20181113 - Up in the am and had a hair floating around in my good eye, excruciating pain trying to get it out... Eye all bloodshot and out the door to get the dead squirrel int eh trash. Dropped J at school and headed in to work. Had a nice chat with Keith this am and then dug in. Had a nice chat with CB this morning. Finished the day at the desk working on whatever came across it. Headed out a bit late. Home and L tried an experiment on us, it had bacon in it so it was pretty good (especially with queso poured over the top ;-) L&G got ready and headed to his orchestra concert, I installed an OBiTalk, now the home phone is on a totally free service, I opted to pay the $25/year for the E911, just in case. J&I headed to the Scout Board of Review, enough adults showed up so I bailed and headed to G concert. I had to park on the other side of the football field entrance and hiked forever to get tot he auditorium and walked in the door the second they were done playing... Headed home, finished up phone transfer, shipped ebay things, chatted with J when he got home, he earned his Star Rank. Sat with the fam in the living room for only a couple of minutes before everyone headed off to bed. i stayed up and investigated cable replacement options until late.


20181112 - Up in the am dropped J off at school on the way in to work. In to work and knocking tasks out, trying to get out early to go see G at school as part of the honor guard today. Headed out early, got home, Gma&paB here, I got something to eat quick and then we all headed to G's school. The school had a nice ceremony, G lead the Pledge Of Allegiance, introduced GpaB and was part of the Flag folding ceremony. They

20181111 +

20181111 + Up in the am and LJ&I headed to church. Interesting service today about prison ministry with some visiting speakers. Home and L ran to pick G up and D&J helped me take down the antenna and remount it in the attic: still get all the channels we did when it was outside on the chimney! I headed into the office for a bit then D ran me to the post office, an auction way east of town and to Lowe’s to get some supplies. It was nice to be with him one on one and I think he’s doing ok on all fronts. Home and D&J helped L rake up the leaves in the front yard, J on the Xbox and I worked on getting the home ph number moved. Chad, a coach showed up for a quick lesson on Team App. After that LDJ&I ran to MOD Pizza for dinner, G hung back and played the Xbox. It was a nice dinner and we got D a full belly before he headed down to school. LJ&I headed to some parking lots and J drove L&I around, L not a very good passenger... After a bit we headed home and J&G played on the Xboxes until Walking Dead time.

One thing I didn’t do today (or last night) is send out my 11/11 letters. It is a lot of work and I was up too late experimenting with the TVs. I may send a couple tonight if I have the energy.


20181110 - Up and shipped a bunch of eBay stuff. L&G our backnraking leaves. I get ready, J nowhere to be seen so far this am so I headed out to the post office and to get my hair cut. Home, D home :-) and watched the OSU game and tried to figure out what internet TV service to use. Bill game and picked up G to play. At halftime D&I got the mowers running for L and then finished up the game. After the game L&I dropped G off at a buddy’s house to spend the night  we then stopped for gas, exchanges some things at Stienmart and picked up dinner at Panda Express. Home and ate watching football and making a final decision on the TVs. Started setting up the TVs and was up late figuring out how to get all this internet TV stuff working easy on all our TVs. Up too late already to start writing 11/11 letters: maybe tomorrow...


20181109 - Up in the am and somehow magically the boys do not have school again... In to work, swung by McD's for a McMuffin on the way in. Wore my umbrella hat in carrying another load of stuff from auctions to give to the kids. Chatted with Jason for a bit and Kevin presented me with a Natty Light airplane for my office. IT IS COOL!! J&G home, no school today, playing the Xbox all day... I had a couple good meetings and made some progress on closing some big projects out soon. Headed home, D not real sure what he’s doing this week.  Got home and got LJ&G and we headed to Nazareth for a good dinner. We headed home and settled in the basement to watch the new Winnie the Poo movie, Christopher Robin. It was a super cute show. After the movie L went to bed and JG&I watched a couple episodes of Hogin’s Heroes before heading to bed.