20181115 - Up late in the am, Schools pushed back 2 hours and power out... Got to work late but dug right in.

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.  


20181108 - Up in the am and J still not feeling well enough to go to school... I headed in to the office and had an early morning meeting that went over by 1hr and 45 min... Finally got back to the desk to get the day rolling. Had a busy day and got a bunch done. Headed home a bit late and L had dinner started when I walked in. J feeling a bit better and helped me ship some things. We had dinner, boys started playing Xboxes, I feel asleep in a chair sitting up. L woke me up to take G to basketball practice and so we could go to the gym. Took it pretty easy at the gym tonight, shoulder is killing me. Ran L home, dropped things off at post office, picked up G, home, shipped more stuff and did a couple things on the computer.

20181107 +

20181107 + Up in the am J not going to school again... I took my time, stopped at gas station, deposited a check at the bank and got to work and got rolling. Did a lot today but don't feel like I got a lot done... Headed out late, hung around to chat with Jason that showed up, got home and L got her ring back, all fixed now. We all had dinner together and then I finished shipping ebay stuff and then headed out to the living room where we all watched some Survivor and then played a couple rounds of rummy before heading to bed. I made a call to TracFone to get an update on porting our landline.


20181106 - Up in the am and J not feeling well so he stayed home from school today. I headed out but went to vote on the way to work. Voted and in to work getting some things done. Got some things done + set up a OSU vs _ichigan Squares for G's baseball team (get your squares at Squares.GahannaLions.2025Baseball.com). L took J to the Dr. and they took a bunch of blood, not sure what is up with him... I finished up the day strong and headed out a bit early. Home and picked up a tired, grumpy, sick J and headed to the BMV. Got to the BMV and we got the title for J's car in a flash! I then stood in a line for 45 minutes to get his plates... J feeling worse but we pressed on towards Reynoldsburg through tons of traffic and several phone calls to ebay and the USPS. We made a quick stop at an auction house to pick up some items and then on to the insurance guys to review stuff. We sat down with the insurance guys just as the USPS took me off hold and wanted to talk... so I set J and the guy up on the right path to talk about J car insurance and had him explain it to J and then go over the available discounts. I eventually got off the phone and talked life ins. Tried to figure out why G's was different than D&J's, they had no clue even though they are the ones that sold it to me 12 years ago... Then we looked at my ins... this all took WAY longer than we planned and J was miserable. We finished up and headed home, J fell asleep in the car. Home and L cooked some bfast for J&I. J&G on the Xboxs for a bit, L helped me ship stuff and I got everything reposted. Not up too late tonight, exhausted.


20181105 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. At the desk getting things done right out of the gate. Had a very busy productive day. Headed home and J installed an antenna on the chimney so we can test over the air TV, G was doing homework. In and we had dinner. I ran G to basketball and then home to grab J and we ran to Scouts. I hung out there for a bit doing advancement stuff and then ran back to get G. We had to swing by home to pick up his Scout stuff and headed to Scouts. J&G had a Merit Badge Counselor there that helped them with the big 3 they were working on and they got a ton done. I hung out and talked to the guys. After Scouts we ran home, took the trash out and then I got Doc and we headed to Bible Bangers. It was a good meeting especially with the McRib! Doc and swung through Kroger so I could get some paper bags for L and something she is doing at school. Home and shipped ebay things and investigated streaming TV until late.

20181104 +

20181104 + Up in the am L dropped G off for his trip to Indiana. L&I headed to church and then picked J up afterward. Home and L headed over to the McClains to work on covering a chair, J went to bed and I got a TON of stuff done in the office. I got J up and he came down to do some Scout stuff. L home, J left with some friends, I installed an over the air antenna as an experiment to get rid of cable, so far so good... Ran to pick G up and got him home. He told us all about the trip and how cool the gym was. He fell asleep shortly after on the couch. I ran to the post office and then home as guys were showing up to watch the Walking Dead. A good last episode for Rick Grimes. Up late shipping and getting things ready for the week.