20190822 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school, let him know on the way I'm not putting up with his disrespectful attitude any longer. Roads heavy on way in, got to do some aggressive driving. At the desk lining morning up for a clear afternoon.

20190821 - Worn Out

20190821 - Up slow in the am. Barely got J to school on time and then through thick traffic all the way to work. Place is a bit empty this morning so it is very quiet and I am getting things done. Had a productive day and headed home, L had boys at the dentist. All home and ate. Boys vanished  so I go things posted on ebay. In and watched some TV, fell asleep in chair, to bed.

20190820 - All Over Town

20190820 - Up in the morning, bad headache, Got J to school and thought it would be fun to drive through the construction on 270 to see the progress, pretty amazing how they build these huge road and keep everyone moving, even if it is a bit slower. In the office annoying as many people as possible on the way to my desk and getting things fired up and rolling. Got a ton done and headed out on time today. Home and L reported the garage door wasn't working so when I got home I fixed it. L&G home soon from G's xc practice. G changed quick, burned his hand on the cast iron skillet and then I ran him to baseball practice. I swung by the house, Tiff & Amaya were there so L could braid Amaya's hair for her first day of school tomorrow. I grabbed a bite to eat and headed to the high school to host a Team App training. Home and hung out with with everyone watching America's Got Talent. We called D this evening, he is doing ok and settling in.

20190819 - First Official Run 4G

20190819 - Up in the am and got J to school. Roads a mess all over this morning so it took a while to get in. In and up and rolling, need this to be a slower and more productive week than last week. Was at the desk ALL DAY and got a bunch done, not sure it is what needed done... Home and L at G's first XC meet today. G was disappointed with his performance, ran a 15:26 almost 2 minutes slower than normal. I got home and J showed up shortly after. We ate and got trash together and I cleaned out some things from the office. L&G home and chatted with them for a minute before heading out to a Booster meeting.  L ran J to Scouts. The meeting was good, getting some more board members, that should help. After the meeting I headed to Scouts and checked in with folks. Home for only a minute and then got Doc and we headed to Bible Bangers. Doc is moving real slow and repeating things a lot... Home and I was up late working on the actions from tonight's meetings.

20190818 + 1st Day of 14th

20190818 + Up in the am and D was loading his car up. L made J&G help him. We got all his stuff loaded up and D said goodbye to his brothers as they ran up the steps to get on their Xboxes... L&I followed him back to school, L drove so I could try to get caught up on some things. We got there and D had his key and was checking out the room. His roommate, 'Burnsy' (Arron Burns) played baseball with D last year at WC and all summer, was there and the room was a bit moldy, so we waited around until the Housing folks showed up. As we waited everyone enrolled in Wilmington College walked through the building we were in, said hello to D and he hugged them. Guess he fits in here... Eventually we got a new room assigned and moved his stuff in up there. The new room was fine, except it is in the freshman dorm, on the 4rth floor and hotter than the sun. But there was no mold so we are ok with it. All moved in and LD&I ran to McD's for some lunch and then Kroger for only a couple supplies and Lowe's to get a little rug. Back to the dorm and helped carry the supplies in and D after a quick hug vanished and was ready to roll and get on with his 2nd year. MUCH easier to say goodbye this year than last year... L&I took our time and stopped in the school bookstore and got ourselves some things and a bday present for D before heading home.

I drove and we got home and forced the boys out of the house, J went riding with some friends, G hung out with L and I was on the back porch doing Booster stuff. Gma&paW stopped by. I helped GpaW with his phone a bit and then they took G shopping. The parents of the new neighbors were at Jim & Vicki's so I introduced myself to them. G back and L ran him to basketball practice. J back from riding around with his friends and LJ Gma&paW & I headed to O'Charley's for a nice dinner. I have to eat fast and go pick G up from basketball and then drive him through Cane's for his dinner... Home and Gma&paW dropped off presents for D's bday and headed home. We all hung out in the living room a bit watching some TV. I was up late doing Booster stuff.

20190817 - One Last Game

20190817 - Up in the am and doing some things in my office. J finally got around and we went to the BMV to get his permit replaced. 1 hour and 6 minutes it took us. How's it even possible the BMV is that SLOW? We then headed to the bank where we cancelled his old debit card and ordered a new one, this only took a couple minutes, shouldn't the BMV be that easy? Home and all of us headed over to Jim and Vicki's to say goodbye. 17 years they have been our neighbors. Very sad to see them go... Back in the office and I finished up at the desk, finally starting to feel a bit caught up from vacation and L not feeling well... L&I headed downtown to Coldstone for an ice cream treat and to watch all the folks run around Creekside playing some new augmented reality game. We then headed home the long way walking out around the golf course and across the new bridge, had to walk off the ice cream :-)  Home and I set up in the backyard and started listing stuff on ebay. I was out there until D got home from work. We all loaded up and headed to Buffalo Wings for D's last supper with us for a while. It was a good meal and the boys didn't argue too much... Home and L&I hung out as the boys strung out power cords to the backyard to plug in the lights so they could have one last wiffleball game. It looked like they were having fun and it made us happy to see them playing.  Don't get many opportunities for that anymore...

20190816 - GLHS Soccer

20190816 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school and headed to work through the new construction on 270. I thought I would take a chance and see how the new bridges and roads look. Traffic moved a long quicker than I expected and the construction looks great. I think they are opening up one of the new sections that will bypass a couple exits this weekend. On in the work and hit the ground running, knocking things out. Had an ok day, didn't get done as much as I wanted to... Home and LJG&I headed out. We stopped at Wendy;s and got some dinner and delivered some of it to D at work and then on to the high school for the first soccer games of the season. They had a new sound system and we could actually hear what was going on! We saw a lot of folks we knew and had a good time. Home and hung out until bed time, worked on Booster stuff for a bit.

20190815 - 1st day of 10th

20190815 - Up in the am and J down with seconds to spare to get to his first day as a sophomore. We got a pic outside and zoomed to school. This got me in to work early and off to a good start. D got his eyes checked today and made a bat for someone in just a couple hours. I ran out of gas towards the end of the day... Home and everyone in the living room chatting and getting along. We sat down for dinner and everyone told about there day, new teachers and classes and who was in their study hall and what their friends did over the summer... I then headed downtown to Signatures and met a couple of the Booster Board members there for a meeting and a couple beers. It was a good meeting and I got home about 9:30. Sat with folks in the living room and chatted. All to bed in good time. I stayed up too late working on Booster stuff for Wilmington College and Gahanna... YAWN

20190814 - 1st day of 7th

20190814 - Up in the am and 1st day of School for G! He looks ready! I went a not normal way to work so I could follow and bug him as he walked to the bus stop and decided I would go drive until I saw traffic and then turn whatever direction I was farther from work. 

This took me into the depths of below 161, East of 270 no man's land. Thought I was back in Mexico City a couple of times or the Middle East, bad idea... In the the office and got folks stirred up a bit before getting some things done, having a call, running to the Scout Store and then home to go to the Dr. w/ L.  Home and L&D out school shopping. J home and discussed the coming year with him and then he bailed to ride around town with friends. L&I headed out to the Dr. and only learned that his guy is an idiot: it was clear he hadn't reviewed L's file before walking in the room, he didn't have any of the paperwork from the hospital or blood test results, didn't ask L how she felt, didn't do any of the common test that every Dr did while we were in the hospital for strength, he even said he didn't know what some of the blood tests that were ordered were and he would be able to read the results, and the kicker, his diagnosis "I don't know what's wrong with you. You're going to have to go to a specialist to figure this out". SERIOUSLY?! I suggested shingles, he said she doesn't have a rash. I asked if an antiviral pill would hurt her, he said no, do you want to try that? YES! at least it is something. We got out of there and L was LIVID. L called the neurologist on the way home and more great news... the Dr we saw in the hospital doesn't even have a file in his office on L, they had no idea who she was... Home and I got a bit of work done before we ran to pick up her prescription and then swing by MSE to get G from XC. I talked to the coaches a bit and then we headed home, G blabbering the entire way home about his new teachers, what friends he has in class... Pulled in the drive way, sat down to do some more work and J called needing picked up from XC... Ran to pick J up. Back home and heated up some leftovers, ate quick and then to City Hall for a Landscape Board meeting. The meeting was short and I ran through a drive through on the way home to pick up some Natty Light. Home and cousin Jennifer was there chatting with L. I sat down and we all chatted for a bit before Tom and Bill showed up to get the 2020 baseball season kicked off. We hung out on the back porch and got things cleaned up and ready to go. In and watched a bit of TV with L&G and then worked on Booster Programs until way too late again.

20190813 - $15 Clucker?

20190813 - Up slow in the am, Monday's wear me out... In to the office and a very busy morning. Today was Keith's bday and he just got a new house so I brought him a starter set of plastic fruit as both a bday and house warming gift.  L&G went to see the new Lion King today. G ran in XC this afternoon. L couldn't find J and had to take D with her to drive around. His 'phone was dead'... not fond of the kid he was with... Got a bunch done today and headed home. L made ribs for dinner and they were really good. D was at work and I got a notification he paid $15 for a chicken sandwich to be delivered to him from Chick Filet, $15 for a chicken sandwich, DOES HE NOT HAVE A BRAIN? OMG!!! I headed out to the Broad of review and we had 2 boys for rank advancement tonight. Hung around and chatted with the guys a bit about some potential changes in the Troop that need to be made (online payments, financial transparency...) Home and watched some America's Got Talent with L&G. D home, asked if his chicken sandwich was the best he had ever had... Headed to bed and up late doing Booster stuff.

20190812 + Hawaiian Toast

20190812 + Up and L reported that her left side was 'burning' the outside of her arm and leg, but not the inside... so weird.  I got around and headed in to the office to prepare for an early call. Had a busy day. Headed home and got D&G and we headed to Kroger to get stuff for dinner. Home and we made Hawaiian Toast and mashed potatoes. Was a pretty good meal. After dinner All the boys ran to Scouts where I dropped things off and got things squared away. Home for a bit and then back to pick up J&G, D had to run in to work. Home and got Doc and headed to a short Bible Bangers tonight, good to see everyone. Home and finished watching Pitch Perfect with L&G. To bed and up until 3am doing Booster stuff.

20190811 - Getting Things Done

20190811 - Up late in the am, apparently G was up until 5:30am with his buddies. Hung out in the back yard with L as she did various things, still feeling numb but all over the place. She gave J a haircut that enraged him... I listed some ebay things until it was time to run J to his XC pics at the high school. Home and listed more, D down and cleaned up his gun and we worked on his new site a bit WingerBats.com that I set up for him as a bday present, but wanted to work on it with him while he is home.

Took another break to run and spend a gagillion dollars on a pare of running shoes for G... Home and listed more stuff. after a bit I had to run G to open gym at his school for basketball... Back home and finished listing things and worked in ebay a bit and helped L get some of the sap off my car. Ran to pick G up and he did good and had fun at basketball. We relaxed and watched some gymnastics with L until J's friends came to spend the night. D&G watched a movie in the living room and L&I headed to bed.