20180713 +

20180713 + Up in the am and in to work. Had to take an alternate route as traffic was at a standstill on 270 this morning. In and started off writing policies and procedures right out of the gate.


20180712 - Up in the am and in to work. Back into the conference room to keep digging in to the issues. Worked all day on policies and procedures. Took a break for lunch to go watch some of D's baseball game that was close and sit with L for a minute. Headed back and finished the day. Home and Doc called me over to program his garage door opener. I had a beer with him and J and a whole gaggle of his friends showed up and littered the front yard with bikes. I hung out with L on the back porch and D&G played wiffle ball and J and his buddies took off to terrorize the town. Got changed and headed to Granville for bourbon and bonfire night. Hung out with the guys, tried some new bourbons and chatted until late. Home, locked out, got in and straight to bed.

20180711 -

20180711 - Up in the am and in to work. Started off changing more things right out of the gate. We had an all day meeting in the big conference room focusing on our biggest problem. After that I headed home, got changed and G&I headed to Academy Park for night 2 of tryouts. There were more kids there tonight and it went pretty good. After tryouts we headed home and a couple of G's buddies came with us. The dad's came too and headed to the back porch to chat about the team while I changed the back brakes on L's car. I wrapped things up, they all left and I headed inside to start on Booster emails until very late.

20180710 +

20180710 + Up in the am and in to work. Started with a call from Jason and publishing the summary findings from an internal survey and a product demo. Had a good day sitting with some of the guys on the floor learning what they do. Finished off the day and headed to the baseball field through heavy rain and on the back roads due to a big accident on 270. I got to the field and the rain cleared up. D&G showed up and we had tryouts for the Gahanna 12U baseball teams. The weather held off and there were a lot of kids there, only 3 new ones. After tryouts DG&I headed to Wendy's for dinner and a couple of G's buddies met us there. After dinner we headed home and joined L watching a documentary on how they got the 12 kids out of the cave in Taiwan while i sent out emails for the boosters until way too late.


20180709 - Up in the am and in to work. Outlining things for the next couple weeks to plan the rest of our Summer and make sure it all lines up with work. Had a very busy day and got a lot of things in order for a productive week. Finished up the day and headed home. Home and L was cooking dinner, D was lifeguarding, J was at the pool and G was playing the Xbox. I listed a couple of things, J got home, L served us dinner. After dinner the boys got ready and I loaded up the car with some Eagles stuff to deliver. JG&I then headed to Scouts. J worked with his merit badge counselors and got 1 of the 2 required merit badges done... (my head exploding here...). D showed up at Scouts to check in with his camp bunk-mate and make plans. After Scouts I dropped J off and G&I ran to the gas station where he got chocolate milk and then on to a friends house to drop off the Eagles stuff. Home and I joined L on the back porch and worked on some Booster stuff. It got to buggy so we headed inside to watch 'The Proposal' where a guy I used to hang out with was on the show. He only made it to the second round before being eliminated, but it was super fun to watch. All boys to bed and I was up late working on Booster stuff.

20180708 +

20180708 + Up late after a good nights sleep and into the garage. D helped a little before running of to his game. I worked a bit more until we left to watch him. J&G were forced off the Xbox and to go to the game with us, not pleasant getting them out of the house and in the car, but for the most part after we started rolling and the Xbox was no longer an option things went pretty smooth. We got to D's game and they were down 7-0. We watched as the boys tried to catch up but they just couldn't. D had a couple hits, one dribbler and one really nice hit over short that was caught by an amazing dive bu the left fielder. The boys lost and we headed home. Home and J&G took some of my cash and disappeared to Creekside to play Pokemon. D home and helped me in the garage getting things sorted and loaded and moved about, trying to make sense of it all and listing the big ticket items when we ran across them. DGF7 showed up and they took Lilly for a walk to Creekside. J&G home, they stopped and picked up our Subway order on the way and we had dinner still sorting things. L came out and broke down some boxes and helped pack some stuff up. Amazing that by 10pm L&D's cars are packed to the brim with things to donate, the garage is clean enough to pull the car in and the items are sorted by the 4 Philadelphia sport team. In, cleaned up and to bed exhausted.


20180707 - Up early and LG&I to D's 1st day of the game in Big Walnut. It was a good game and the boys won 14-2. We headed home before the second game and I dug into the stuff in the garage and started sorting. Before I knew it it was time to go to D's 2nd game of the day. it was a great game for our boys winning 21-0 but it took forever... at least it was a pretty day and Gma&paW came down to watch the game. After the game L went shopping with Gma&paW and D&I headed home. I dug in and sorted more until L and Gma&paW got to our house. We all headed down to the Old Bag of Nails for dinner. G, GmaW and I took a quick walk so G could do some Pokemon hunting before we ate. We ate and then D&I split off to pick up some more stuff from Dave's warehouse for the final load. LJ&G hung out with Gma&paW and got some ice cream. All back home and we watched 'Downsizing' (I watched it last night...) with fam, I went through a bunch of stuff from Dave's and listed them. Everyone to bed and I stayed up and watched another movie on Amazon while listing more items.


20180706 - Up in the am and in to work. Dove straight into dissecting a database and worked on it with a couple of folks ALL DAY... Headed home and got LJ&G and we headed out to drop G off at a bday party. We made a quick stop at Auto Zone and got brake pads for the Denali before delivering G to his party at Lazer Craze. We then headed halfway across town to drop J off at a buddy's house for the night with all his Xbox gear. L&I headed back towards G and stopped to eat at Nazareth for a good meal and then got a couple of videos to watch over the weekend. The party was over so we picked G up headed home. I made a trip to Dave's warehouse and got another load. Home and went through the stuff I just got, sorted it and listed it in the basement while we watched 'The Commuter, a really good movie. I stayed up and watched another movie while getting some Booster things done.

20180705 +

20180705 + Up in the am and getting ready for the day with L, got J up to run, he was not happy about it... In to work and got the day rolling. Had a demo of some software functionality and a good discussion with the lead Engineers. Headed out for an awesome lunch wit CB and talked about the state of things and plans. Back to the office and finished the day. Home and on the back porch searching for vacation spots as D listed a couple things on eBay. L cooked us a nice dinner and then I took J&G to Panera to meet with Mr. Sampson about the cooking merit badge. I took L’s car to check out her brakes, the back drivers side is grinding... ran to Dave’s warehouse and picked up another load of stuff. Home, unloaded the stuff, picked up J’s blue cards and headed back to Panera. I sat and chatted with the Gahanna City Council President (his son is a Scout too) and he told me about the huge vacation he has planned. After the cooking conversation was over JG&I headed home. Home and watched some TV with L and reviewed what J had left to do before the upcoming camp. 

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20180704 - Up in the am and D at the pool for work, LJG&I headed downtown to watch the 4th of July parade and wave to all the folks we know marching. It was a nice parade, longer than previous years and blasted HOT! After the parade we headed home. G put some time in to cleaning a Sno Kone maker we recently got while I worked on getting the mower adjusted so the belt stopped flying off. G got the machine cleaned up and we all tested it out. It make awesome sno kones!!!! After our treat J&I cut up our extra long picnic table into a more normal size and then took the left overs and made a bench. D came in to help me finish flattening the eating surface of our new shorter table and we got got poured on. D went to pick up DGF7 and I hung out on the porch listing things on eBay until D returned and the rain let up and we finished the table and got everything put away. I got some more listing done, rinsed off and then we all headed to the McClain's for a cookout and Bill's bday dinner. We took the sno kone machine with us and it was a hit! We had a good meal and conversations and headed home, swinging by a party to pick J up and then LJG&I sat on the sidewalk in front of the house and watched the Gahanna fireworks to finish off the night.


20180703 - Up in the am and found D had spent the night on the couch, must have been too hot in his room. Ready and in to work. Started the morning with some research and then a 3 hours of meetings. Spent the day focused on FMLA process and recording. Finished the day off and headed home. LJ&G at the pool, D&DGF7 went with me to Dave's warehouse to get more stuff including a Sno Kone machine. We loaded up my car, D's and DGF7's cars with stuff and headed home. The garage is getting quite full... In to the AC and trying to figure out what to do, L wanted to go see the new Jurassic Park movie, but J&G voted it down, L&I were then going to go to a movie but everything started too late... so we all ended up watching (except L, she fell asleep instantly) Logan Lucky in the basement to finish up the night and headed to bed.

20180702 +

20180702 + Up in the am and in to work. Quiet morning getting caught up on some things and lining up direction for advancement. Had a good busy day, storming outside. Home and G&I on the porch rolling up his pipestone. LJG&I had dinner together. I ran J&G to scouts and then J&I ran to another Troop to get his merit badge card signed off, but the person was not there... Back to our troop and dropped J off. I headed home and D&I went to Dave's warehouse, he is getting kicked out, so he loaded us up with stuff D can sell on ebay. D loaded up his car and mine and we headed home and unloaded everything into the garage. L had picked the boys up and they were playing on the Xbox. I watched a bit of TV with L and then headed to the office to get some things done before heading to bed.