060627 - 3rd place

060627 - Howdy had his last game tonight. They crushed them 21 to 3 to take 3rd place in the division. Judy was at the game and took us to Max & Ermas for dinner. Home gave the boys a bath and put them to bed. Previewed 'UltraViolet' and woke up in the basement at 5am...
060626 -Howdy had a semi final game tonight and they lost... there was some question on the rules.... Oh well we play again tomorrow. Home got the boys to bed. Met with the boys until 1am, still reviewing Islam. To Kroger afterward and got some groceries. Homw in bed 3am.
060625 - Up in the attic and installed a ventillation fan. Howdy had a tournament game today and they won. Frank, Patrick's dad was pitching and feel and broke his wrist. Mom and Dad came down to see the game. We hung out on the back porch and then hit the dollar store and A&W for dinner. Ran some errands home resting.
060624 - Took the whole family up to the farm for the day to help clean it upWatched what a mess! headed home early afternoon. Got home and trimmed the pine and front bushes. Stayed up late watching '16 Blocks' while I rebuilt a pc for the boys.
060623 - Up getting things cleaned up for the weekend and week ahead. Want to go to the farm to ehlp but need to be with L for the ultrasound. Going up tomorrow to work and help clean things up after the storm. L stayed up with me and watche 'Family Stone' wow what an emotional movie.
060622 - Up slow day trying to piece everthing together from the visit and going forward. We all took Howdy to Karate, after his melt down, and he had a good time, imagine that! then we ran to Home Depot, Arby's and Blockbuster. Home played with the boys then took them up and read books and lights out. Watched 'BloodRayne' pretty cool movie. Mom and Dad W called and it seems they have been hit by a mini tornado. Parts of the barn roof were ripped off and many trees down. Talked to dad alot about it and want to go up and help but he is not to excited to kill himself cleaning up. Pretty frustrated wiht his job, tried to give him some pointers that I have found to work in this thing called the business world.
060621 - Last day of meetings in Denver, just reviewing the last several days of work for sign off. To the airport trying to catch early flight to make it home for Howdy's game, but as usual I got to ORD and trouble struck. I did not make the game but did get home 2 hours early and was able to put the boys to bed and read them a book.
060620 - Up for another fun filled day of workshops. I quickly went through the documents and wrote a formula for a file format. I shared that formula with the lead consultant for DTV and told him by the end of the day I would have him there. As the day went on I inserted comments and asked questions as we reviewed the 12 file interfaces they wanted us to build. By then end of the day I had suggested them into a file format that would replace all 12 of their interfaces with 1! The DTV consultant reviewed what I had written down 6 hours earlier and was amazed that it was the exact file format I had written... I saved DTV $10M today. Out to eat with Brent, Bev and Sherry.
060619 - Up @ 5:30 in the air to Denver fot a quick 3 days with DirecTV. Got to Denver, met up with Sherry from Little Rock and went into the meetings with DTV. Short but very tiring day. Had a fantastic dinner and discussed religion.

060618 - Father's Day @ the Farm

060618 - Up to the farm for lunch. Played with the cats, pony, slip-n- slide, go-kart & took a hay ride. Both the boys fell a sleep on the way home. Jack couldn't sleep and ended up on the couch @ 1am...
060617 - Up to the ball field. Howdy played one of his friends and the team got their second loss of the season. Hot day for the boys. Home installed a vent/light in the upstairs bath. Relaxed outside for a bit, Jack brought me beers and we all played in the pool and with squirt guns. Ran some errands and then to Teresa's for dinner with Lori's friends. We had good food, played 'Corn-hole' and had fun with the kids. Home and Howdy and I stayed up late watching 'Mortal Combat' and slept in the basement.

060616 - Gahanna Creekside Jazz Fest

060616 - Worked all day finishing up the week so I have my plate clear for the trip to Denver next week. Gma&pa B here and we all went to the Creekside Jazz festival. The boys rode some rides and played games. Home went & got pizzas at 10pm, the boys were up late and spent the night in the basement, camping out.

060615 - Gma&pa W come to the game

060615 - Worked all day, then to Howdyls game. Gma&pa W showed up to cheer him on. Went to Long John Silvers for dinner and then home for bath and bed.
060614 - Worked all day, then to Howdy's baseball game. Judy met us there. The boys played very well and won another game. Went to the local Mexican resturant for dinner.

060613 - Horsin around...

060613 - Fast day at work. Had dinner with the family. Then took Howdy to karate and the video store. Stopped back home and picked up Jack then headed to Scioto Downs for some racing, popcorn & ice cream.
060612 - Long day at work. PC still acting up, IBM out to the house to replace the mother board. All good now. L & the boys went to the zoo today. Had dinner, took a bike ride to the playground, hung out playing video games. I went to meet the Gospel boys at Tim's, got home @ 1:30. Then I stayed up listening to podcasts on Islam.... scarry stuff.
060611 - L & the boys to church. Home had lunch, took a bike ride and played in the backyard with Howdy. Barnettes over for supper and we shot paintball guns.

060611 - Dog Park

060610 - Playground Fun

060610 Practice in the rain

060610 - Took howdy to bb practice [in the rain] then to see 'Cars'. Played outside with the boys, watched Underworld w/ Howdy while Jack sleep on my lap. Barnettes over for dinner, everyone got along good. Watched 'Pride & Prejudice' very good show
060609 - Jack broke his fever today! boring day at work PC still has a dead screen. Stayed up late watched 'Underworld Evolution' it rocked!
060608 - Today was Howdy's last day of scholl. He had a great year. Had a good day with HP and some good talks with Arno. Got home about 11:30, Jack still pretty sick. His mouth started bleeding about 1:00am, pretty freaky illness....
060607 - Made an ass of myself today at work. Too pashionate about my work... Escalated a possilble loss of business oportunity in EMEA... everyone proceeded to tell me that I was over-reacting. [060619 update, my reaction was not false as i had expected, we did loose the business....]

060606 - Dinner w/ HP

060606 - After a long day of much wind: a well deserved dinner with the team. PC screen died today...

060606 - HP Houston

060606 - Today I am in the world headquarters of HP in Houston TX. The team is here to set up the return and repair for all HP hand helds in Central & South Americas.
060605 - Worked in the am then to the airport heading to Hp in Houston. Met up for dinner with Joe and Cindy.

060603 - Howdy Rides!

060603 - Up and Jack still sick. L & D to church, I stayed home with Jack & made him a dippy egg. Howdy & I went out to ride bikes and got caught in the rain! Then we took off his training wheels and HE DID IT! Howdy can ride a bike!!!

060603 - Goody Boy Drive-in

060603 - Treated L & the boys at the Goody Boy Drive-in.

060603 - Sidewalk Chalk

060603 - Jack up & down most of the night. He still has a bit of a fever, but that doesn't stop him from wantong to play! Outside making pictures on the driveway with siedwalk chalk..

060602 - Magic Mountian w/ Howdy

060602 - Nice slow day at work. Got caught up on all my home paper & todos. Howdy and I to Magic Mountian. We played video games, putt-putt & in the jungle gym. We played through a 4some and Howdy hit a hole-in-one!!!! We hit Meijer and BlockBuster on the way home. Had lots of fun with Howdy tonight :-)
060601 -Up way too early again! Caught a flight to Dallas. More meetings and tours. Had a great lunch at The Londoner then finished up and headed into DFW. Got home I 11 and the cab had to drive me through McDonalds. Up late w/ Jack he has a fever of 102...
060531 - Up and into Reynosa. Had meetings all day long.... LONG DAY... To The Republic of the Rio Grande for Dinner, AWESOME!!! Then finished the night at hooters.
060530 - Up way to early and to the airport. Made it to McAllen in good time. Took a tour of the Pharr facility and then off to Reynosa. Had meetings all day long. IT IS HOT IN MEXICO!!!! To Red Lobster for dinner.