20190722 - Up in the am and J dragging, making everyone else late... L got J delivered to XC, D dropped off his car to FINALLY get the oil changed (free with the coupon I gave him) and to work. G up and ready for his XC and I headed in to work. The office had a handful of new folks today and was 80 degrees warmer. I got things fired up and started a busy week of planning so things run smooth next week while we are out.

20190721 - Last 9

20190721 - Up late to a very quiet house. L ran to pick up J's from his friends, D at his baseball game, G sleeping like a bear in hibernation... Got some things together and L&I headed to D's game, J&G in slug mode. It was incredibly hot and the outcome of the game didn't matter, the boys are done after this game win or lose, so they had blast chatting it up and being goofy. They had the lead at one point but then a couple more injuries and things headed the wrong way. Boys didn't care, they were there to have fun playing a game they love and this is the last game of the season.

 After the game we headed home. I installed 3 Nest Protect smoke and CO detectors, D helped on one and J helped on one. Wrapped up the install about 9pm, ate my left over Chipotle and then headed to bed after a busy weekend.

20190720 + J's Prank

20190720 + Up at the crack of dawn and on the road. Attempted to swing through the McDonalds on the edge of town but that was as expected, a complete disaster and loss of 10 minutes: I got on the highway with no food and will NEVER go to that McD's again. 2 hour and 45min later I arrive at camp. As in years past I head back to the campsite to hurry the boys along. As I arrived at the camp I ran into Roger and asked how camp went, he replied 'Good fro some of us, not so good for others'. I asked if he was referring to my boys and he just made a sound like 'Eh'. Uh Oh what did one of my idiots do??? In to camp and immediately Rob, the Scoutmaster, said he needed to talk to me, this is not how i expected this morning to go... Rob called me over and Jack and another boy to let me know that Jack and his friend decided to do nothing all week, got no merit badges and failed to get their Pipestone. Several explanations were made and blah blah, but J was about to die when he pulled out his 5th year Pipestone and let me know it was all a joke and everyone, all Scouts and adults, were in on it. They got a good laugh as they saw me go from 0 to J Dead in a flash. Relieved, but still going kill J for doing that to me... Lowered the flag in the camp and then we hiked back tot he cars and everyone told talked of the week and how much fun they had, how good the Winger boys were... Got my boys int he car, gave them their clean clothes and pop and candy bars and we headed to the Dutch Kitchen in Dalton for lunch. On the way the boys told story after story of the funny and goofy and good things that happened. To the restaurant and we got the tables reserved and claimed. Soon the others showed up and we had a feats. Back on the road and the boys got their phones so they went silent... To the Farm and stopped for a quick visit with Gma&paW, where the boys told them the highlights of the week. Back on the road before we all fell asleep with a quick stop to look over the woodshed at the Farmhouse; it is not savable... On the road, stopped for gas and then nonstop to church to pick up the blue cards and on home. Home and J loved his desk and the other things L did in his room. J&G got cleaned up. L at D's 2 games of the day in record high heat advisories... J&G, all cleaned up and glued to their electronics and I attempted to rest a bit. Eventually L&D got home and J&G retold their stories of adventure. L&I out to pick up some last minute things from Home Depot and swung by Chipotle & Cane's to get dinner. Home and we all sat down together and ate and more tales were told as we all got caught up on what happened over the last week. After dinner J decided it would be a good idea to spend the night at a friends... and the rest of us watched the new 'Shazam' before heading to bed.

20190719 + Blue Light Special

20190719 + Up in the am and D at work, headed in a bit late, on a con call on the way. In to the office and not as cold as yesterday but still freezing. Finished the day and headed home. Picked L up and D was at mandatory hitting practice, only 6 players showed up and D called off work to go... L&I went to the Greek place for a nice dinner and then over to the Home Depot to get more supplies. Home and D helped L&I get J's new desk installed. D&I then got his Eagle Rifle mounted to his wall. Hung out for a little bit and called the police to come and investigate a car parked out front of our house for an extended period... they were there quick and helped the folks out. To bed in good time expecting an exhausting day tomorrow.

20190718 + New Office

20190718 + Up in the am and D ran out for work and I headed to the new office, today is the day we are all starting at the new place. I got a new office and spent the morning setting it up. Once set up I dug into the days stuff. The new office is freezing and I had to borrow a long sleeve sweatshirt from Lonie. Finished the day and my glasses steamed up as soon as I walked out the door.... Home and picked D up and we headed to Academy Park for another round of tryouts for G's team next year. After the tryouts I sent D for food and Tom and Bill swung over to discuss our options on the back porch. After they left LD&I started to put J's desk on the wall and ran into a couple issues... I then dug into the ice maker and worked on that until 1:30am...

20190717 - Cheating

20190717 - Up in the am D @ work and L&GmaB hanging out. I headed in to work and got right to it with a couple calls and cleaning things up. Had a busy day and when I got home I entered through the garage and helped L&D with a desk project they are working on for J's room. Shortly after L&I were picked up by the Mallonn's and we headed downtown to the Red Hook Grill a Caribbean place that was really good. We had some great conversation and it was a nice evening. Home and D and 2 of his buddies were there so I played some UNO with them. I was cheating horrible and they couldn't stand it, it was a hoot. To bed, not up too late on PC.

20190716 - Dark Clouds

20190716 - Up in the am and D not working today, L&GmaB hanging out and I headed in to work. Incredibly busy day as Cory was in my office all day and we did database building and clean up stuff all day. LD&GmaB went shopping in the afternoon and met up with the Coles. After work I headed to Academy Park where I helped Tom and Bill with tryouts for next year's baseball Gahanna Lions 13U team. We got rained on a bit and there was not a bunch of new talent... I swung through the gas station on the way home and then home for dinner with everyone as D's game was rained out. We hung out in the living room a bit and then all headed to bed. I stayed up late on the PC.

20190715 - Spinning Wheels

20190715 - Up in the am and D off to work and I headed in to the office. At the desk trying to do too much today and getting very little done... Finished up the day a bit late and headed home, L&GmaB at D's baseball game. I stayed home long enough to grab my PC and headed to the Booster meeting. It was a quick meeting and not too many questions for me so out of there in good time. Home and checked in with everyone for only a minute before grabbing Doc and heading to Bible Bangers.

20190714 - Scout Delivery

20190714 - Up early and LJG&I loaded up the car and headed off to 7Ranges Scout Camp! We swung by the meeting place and checked in and then headed to the gas station to fuel up the car, McD's to get some bfast and then hit the road to the Farm. We got to the Farm and J&G did a couple of things with GmaW and GpaW and I looked for some parts to the Shopsmith. We got the text that the Troop was close so we jumped in the car and headed back to the highway with a quick stop in the corn field to get our 4th of July pic taken. On the road and to the Dalton Dariette for a good lunch and then on to the camp. We got to camp and I helped organize and boss people around and it was the fastest we have ever gotten registered. L&I hiked back to the camp site with the boys and then watched as they took their swim test. We then hiked back to he car and headed to the Farm where we went out for a nice dinner with the Gma&paW. Back home and exhausted from the day we checked in with D and headed to bed.

20190713 - FIRE & Family

20190713 - Up in the am and G&I out to the fire station where a young man gave us a tour of the trucks and explained things to G&I. It was super cool and as we left G said 'I think you liked that more than I did!'. I did, those huge trucks a re cool! We thne swung through Kroger to get supplies for the weekend and headed home. We unloaded our groceries and all of us headed North to Delaware for a family picnic with L's family. D got to go too as his games were cancelled for the day, too many injured players... We had a good time and ate a ton and G&I played a lot of cornhole with other family members on the board we made. After the picnic we headed home and finalized things for Scout camp starting tomorrow. L&I ran some errands picking up last minute things for the boys, dinner and some things at Home Depot. Home, ate and watched a movie. All to bed in good time for a busy day tomorrow.

20190712 - Short on Players

20190712 - UP in the am and L ran J to XC, D headed to work, L out on a walk with Lil and G at Brady's. Swung by Meijer on the way to get some mint and headed in to the office. At the desk and going through my stack trying to cleaning things up and organize before I go back to heads down mode. Headed home and picked up LJ&G and we headed to MOD pizzas for dinner. After dinner L&I dropped J&G off at home and we headed to D's game. We got there about an inning before it ended... After the game D&I chatted with the coaches and got an update on the weekend schedule. Home and watched a movie and then I stayed up late doing more stuff for work.

20190711 - Last Resort

20190711 - Up in the am and D gone to work and J&G had XC cancelled. In to work and had a pretty frustrating morning... Got my head down and started building another app and the day was gone before I knew it.  Home for a minute and then I headed solo to D's game, it was a total beating event... D went in to pitch the last 2 innings and did really well. After the game we hung around and chatted with some of the coaches and then D&I headed towards Long John Silvers for dinner... CLOSED! But lucky for us there was a White Castle close and we had a feast before heading home. Home and checked in with the fam. G spending the night at Brady's, and couldn't sleep, so I played games with him on the phone until 2:30 when he stopped responding.