20190522

20190522 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to the new office.

20190521 + Practice Visit

20190521 + Up in the am and dropped J off at the normal spot and then I headed to the high school main lobby for a meeting with the Athletic Directors of the both the high school and middle school. We had a meeting about Team App and that they want to make it mandatory for all sports...  After the meeting I headed in to work and came up behind Bill on the highway, so I called him and 'politely' asked him to get out of my way before blowing past him ;-) in to work and working on numbers all day. Transferred to the new office midday to make communication easier. Stayed a bit late for discussions and then headed to D's baseball practice. These boys are big and throw the ball hard. Watched practice and talked to the coaches a bit and then headed home. Had some dinner. L going through the gifts kids brought her for last day of school stuff, J at JGF1's soccer game and G hanging out on the couch watching TV with me. G&I wrestled a bit while I was attempting to collect tax and spilled some ice cream on the couch that made L happy... So the evening wound down and we all headed to bed.

20190520 - Many Meetings

20190520 - Up in the am, very tired, and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Took my time getting to the big office today and started planning the week and catching up. Got a call for G from school, he wasn't feeling well and couldn't get a hold of L, she is busy with last day of school events with her Monday classes. I was able to wake D up and he went and got G from school. Finished the day and headed home. D @ baseball practice, J mowing (he had to repair the mower twice and ran out of gas:-), G on the couch. L made us some dinner, J&I planned when he would start drivers ed and then we all split up. I headed to an Athletic Boosters meeting, L&J to Scouts. After Boosters I ran to Scouts. J drove me home and after only a couple min I got Doc and we ran to Bible Bangers. Ran into Jeremiah there, I had invited him before and he is the guy J bought his car from. I introduced him tot he guys and he sat around and chatted with us for a bit before we started our lesson. Good short meeting. Home and fired up the laptop and got the tasks I absorbed from my earlier meetings done so I could get some rest.

20190519 - Long Drive for Local

20190519 - Up in the am to too many people asking me to do too many things... Got to the field on time and got things lined up for the game. The first game was good against a local team and our boys were on and did their thing for the W - GLBLUE 12U (8) vs Knoxville Fire (3). After the game we left our stuff at the fields and headed to Quaker Steak & Lube for a long lunch. Back to the fields for game 2 against JBAC, a team from Mansfield OH and the curse of the between game delay set in and we were done... L - GLBLUE 12U (2) @ JBAC (17).  The game was not good and we were out of the tournament so we packed up and headed home. But this was a great experience for the boys.


Got on the road, stopped for ice cream and gas, one more stop for gas and to eat dinner. Got American Idol playing in the car for L and heard of huge delays on 71 so went home up through Wilmington and Washington Courthouse to get home around 11pm. Checked in with D&J and heard about their weekends: D had practice and J had his big end of year choir concert that GmaW took him to. Headed off to bed. Up 3 times in the middle of the night.

20190518 - Beautiful Baseball Day

20190518 - Up in am and we headed to bfast. Then we split up a bit, L hanging out at pool with the girls, G went tot he field with the team to see the other Gahanna team play and check things out, I hung out int he room and got some things done. Terrill wanted to go exploring and I am all for that so G&I joined him and 3 other boys and we went to see a new sky bridge, line too long. We then stopped along road to explore river, G leading the way, he only one to fall in up to his waist hahahaha! Went to visitors center got directions to another park that had a waterfall. We got there and took a short hike to Cataract Falls and the boys climbed and explored and the boys did OHIO on top.






Back to the hotel and rested a bit before heading to the fields. The place was AMAZING. It had a brilliant layout and the setting was amazing. The 1st game was delayed twice for lightning and then a downpour. The boys made the most of it and G put cups on his ears, a trick he learned from his big brother and they played tic-tac-toe on a baseball with other team. Once we got back to a game it was a good one and the boys won W - GLBLUE 12U (7) @ Knoxville Smokies (2). After a short break and move we started game 2 which was a bit more intense... the game was a bit closer than we like but the boys pulled it off W - GLBLUE 12U (12) vs Derby City Dragons (11). We got done about 10pm and the plan was o to Dave & Busters but too late for us so I spoke up, G not going, others spoke up immediately too, so all back to hotel and got pizzas and ate together in lobby. It was the better choice for many reasons. Long nice day.



D had a hot 3 hour baseball practice today, Nicole took J home and GmaW came down and took D&J out shopping for J's bday. They got some Cane's and came back to the house to eat on back porch and watch the Indians game. J had his girlfriend over for a bit.

20190517 - Dinner and Putting

20190517 - Up late and L had taken J to school and G is off to school, L at work and D still in bed. I am taking the day off today so we can drive to Pigeon Forge. I finished syncing and updating the phone as I got things ready to head out. I got D up, had a little 'talk' with him about getting his butt out and finding a job as he drove me to pick up the car. I then ran and got G out of school. Home and L was there. We packed up the car and got on the road to Pigeon Forge. We avoided some bad traffic and stopped once for lunch and to gas up. Then the rest of the way, checking in to the hotel and meeting the team for dinner. Most of the dads by this point had consumed way too much and it was a bit out of control... We finished dinner and headed to play some putt putt, L won. Back to the hotel and settled in for the night. I was exhausted from the drive.


20160516 - Jack is 16!

20160516  Up in the am and J opened the few presets we got him. I then dropped him off at school and headed in to the new office for the morning. There was an issue with our DataMiner that was unexpected and took the whole morning... In the afternoon I ran back over to the big office to get some things done before I headed out for a long weekend of driving and baseball. Home and got the rest of the fam motivated and we headed out for J's bday dinner at the Texas Roadhouse. J ordered a 23oz T bone couldn't eat it all, and had to sit on a saddle and had the whole place sing to him! After dinner we Headed home and relaxed and packed for the rest of the evening. He is so big, hard to remember him little.

20190515 - Crushed Speeder

20190515 - up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Still taking the back way to the big office today. In early and it is quiet so getting things lined up and knocked out. Left a bit early to get to Morango for G's baseball game, middle of no place... Gma&paW showed up for the game and it was s stinker... The same kids that beat us last Sunday crushed us 12-2... G did come in to pitch when the rial were already off, but there was no stopping this wreck... After G's game J&I headed to Hebron to pick up a pullover I left at the poker party. J got to drive my car and it is very fast and sensitive, he was not use to that and tended to speed a bit more :-o We got there go the pullover and J wanted me to drive the rest of the way home. We got home about 9:30 and got shut done for the evening. Up late on the PC getting email done.

20190514 - Wrong Uniform

20190514 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in tot he big office today. Spent the morning fixing things and working on reports with others. Finished the day up with a couple meetings and got out in good time. Home and worked on some Booster stuff until dinner with L&J, D&G at their baseball practices. I finished up the Booster stuff and ran to pick G up. I went to the wrong place... got the the correct place just on time and got him and ran back past the house so he could get his Scout book and on to the church. I sat in one one Board of Review and then it was G's turn so I had to leave the room. G went in and went through the steps and got his Tenderfoot rank tonight. He has 1 more to get before heading to Summer Camp. Home and we hung out watching some TV before heading to bed.

20190513 - Many Meetings

20190513 - Up in the am and got J to school and headed to the big office for work. At the desk all morning trying to get things lined up for a short week. Got some stuff done but not enough. Headed home and L cooked us dinner. We ate, D was at work and then J drove me to the Cross Country meeting and L ran G to Scouts. After the meeting J drove one of his friends and I to Scouts. Got some things done at the Scout meeting. After the meeting J got G&I home safely and then we checked in with D and his friends on the back porch. I got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers, it was a small crowd but good to get Doc out of the house.

20180512 + Mother's Day

20180512 + Up and LG&I to baseball fields as the #1 seed. D&J stayed home and put L's Mother's Day gift together, a new gas grill, and then joined us at the fields. G's game was tight against a good team that caught everything we hit. An interesting statistic = no one our team struck out during this game, there were a few walks and we only had 4 hits, the rest of those were fielded for out by the other team... We battled back but then got in a pickle where we had last inning and runners on base and G went in to pitch. They were able to get a couple hits off of G that went places we couldn't make the plays and we couldn't get caught back up and we lost. That ended baseball for the day... Frustrated we headed home. Home for just a minute and then LJG&I headed to see the new Avengers movie. it was very good and very long. Back home and I burned in the new grill and looked over the backyard. We cooked some brats and dogs and had a good dinner. We stayed up and watched American Idol and I texted the guys about baseball until late.


20190511 - #1 Seed

20190511 - Up late and got a couple things done before heading to the field. G&I went on our own and D drove L&J there later after letting the McClain's dog out. We had 2 really good games today and the boys won both of them! After the game we headed to the McClain's where we met up with some other folks from the team to relax and chat a bit. D&J put up a volleyball net and then worked on a new patio couch they got. I had to help J finish it. After hanging out a bit we headed home and all got to bed in good time ready for more baseball tomorrow.