20180527 - Graduation Party!

20180521 -

20180521 - Up in the am, L had a rough night taking care of G and not feeling well herself... D is done with school and in bed, J&I up and out, G home sick. I got to work and started the week searching for an order for someone that walked in the front door... THen I got things on track and started knocking them out. L texted and had gotten G into the Dr. he does have strep throat...


20180520 - Up way too early and G still has a fever. I got ready and headed to Grove City with a swing through McDs. When we got there the fields are too wet, won't play till noon... Home and relaxed for a bit before starting the day. J and I ran to the Home Depot to return some metal rods we didn't use in the grill repair and we got 6x8 carpet and tape to replace one by the steps in the garage and fluorescent bulbs. 
Home and J ripped up the old carpet and prepped the floor. I installed the new lights over the laundry area, secured the banister on the basement steps and then headed out to the patio and started popping up bricks that were unlevel and trying to make them a bit more level. J came out and helped. D got home from his friends and helped for 3 min and then played with a fishing rod until he went to a friends Graduation party...
J headed in for a break and I cut the carpet to fit. Had some guys stop in and offer to the seal the driveway at a reasonable price, so I let them. Talked Doc into getting his done too. When they were done I yelled over to Doc "That's the quickest we have ever done that!'
G still horizontal on the couch with L attending his every wimper. J&I went to Jack's soccer game, he played a lot but they lost 7-2, I sat by Jeff and we chatted most of the game. After the game J&I headed back to Home Depot where we returned the wrong carpet tape, got the right kind of carpet tape and a big 12x20 carpet for the garage. On the way home we drove through Panda Express to get dinner and then a stop at Panera to get chicken soup for G. Home and we all ate on the back purch and listened to G's team on GameChanger. After dinner J helped me install the carpet by the steps and then in the garage. It looks great and we are getting more and more ready for this party...


20180519 - Up WAY TOO EARLY and LG&I headed to Grove City for a baseball game. THe boys started off slow as they do (and me) in the early morning. They played well and won the first game. After the game L left me at the field and had the keys to the car and it POURED rain.

Home and got J off the Xbox and got a couple of things done around the house. I got J up in the crabapple tree with the chainsaw and he cut out the dead. I dut the dead out of the front pine while he chucked up what he had already cut up. I then dug into the lamppost that has not been working and got a good shock in the process. Dylan showed up for 4 minutes today, then left to ump a game and then vanished for the rest of the day and spent the night at a friends house. When J had all the wood cut up and drug back to the stacking area he came back up and I taught him about some electricity, now that I knew which wire was hot... J ran to the hardware store for me and got a photoeye, but it was the wrong one... not to worry we got everything wired up, tested and the right part ordered from Amazon. We even got the lamppost painted and had some gold paint to refresh the eagle on top.

J back to the basement and LG&I back tot he balfield. There was no way we were going to play tonight with the line of teams waiting for fields and we were all happy to drive another hour today... So we headed hoem again with no game this time and I got a couple of things done at the dest before LG&I headed to the McClain's. We hung out for a bit and G was acting odd. When we got him home and checked he had a 102.4 fever. L up with G all night.


20180518 - Up in the am and working from home. D ran into school fo a bit to return his pc, J home sick and G called in the middle of the day wanting a ride to his 5th grade Laser Craze field trip... he got a ride... L home and I worked until D&DGF7 came home with dinner. We ate and then D had some friends stop over for a fire and wiffle ball in the backyard while we hung out watching some movies and preparing for the weekend.

20180517 +

20180517 + Up in the am and in to work. I got the report and presentations ready for the day and then started the calls. Calls lasted all day and I headed home a bit late, pasing G as he rode his bike to baseball practice. Home and the Brenden, the son of one my Bible Banger buddies, needed to borrow a tool and stopped by. J had mowed the yard and then he helped Brenden fix the loc on his car door. They got it as far as they could and I helped them finish up. Gma&paW stopped by after a follow up visit to the eye dr from her surgery yesterday and to drop off some drinks and picnic tables for he party. GmaW doing ok, but doing too much for just having surgery yesterday and far too much riding around in a car. L cleaned some stuff up in the backyard and I fixed the grill enough to try and make it through another season. G home and he and J hung out in the basement on the Xbox, L&I on the back porch relaxing and trying to plan the next 72 hours. D home and working on some college and work stuff.

20180516 -

20180516 - Up in the am and we watched J open his bday presents, he seemed pleased with what he got. Then everyone headed to work and school for the day. I was at the desk all morning trying to catch up on email and then had calls. L went to G's field day back at the grade school, her last one... Finished the day up a bit early and headed home to get L and head to D's baseball game in Marysville. I gave J&G money for them to go to Subway to get dinner and they promised to get along and stick to the Xbox schedule. L drove so I could get some work done and we got there at the bottom of the 1st. It was a good game and Gahanna was in the lead the whole time. D got in to run and uncharacteristically got picked off stealing second. The bottom of the 7th up by 1 2 out, 2 strikes and BLAM a kid hit a walk off double ending D's and his friends high school baseball careers. The boys cried in the after game huddle and it was a quiet walk to the bus. Home and hung out, J looked at Apple watches, thinking he is going to take some of his cash and return the watch we got him. D went to dinner with some of his friends and got home late. Not much of a bday for J but he seemed ok with it.


20180515 - Up in the am and in to work, talked to Mary Ellen the entire way in. in for meetings and nowhere to go as the place is full...  Took calls from wherever I could throughout the day.  Headed out early to get L and head to D's semi-final game in Hillard. On the way home it was raining so hard I could barely see out the windshield and 270 was down to 15 mph... Home and the game had been cancelled, but not G's game, so we packed up and battled rush-hour traffic to get to the field in Reynoldsburg. We got there and the field was flooded, thank you for an hour drive... So we followed Tom to a pizza place and had dinner with some of the team at Vic's pizza. The service was terrible and G was last to get his food by a log margin... After we ate we ran to Best Buy and Target to finish bday shopping for J. Home and met up with D&J and closed off on some end of year open items for them. TO bed, but up late watching Netflix.


20180514 - Up and in to work. We had customers in today so I had nowhere to go...  Made it through the lou cramped day and headed home. We had to divide and conquer this evening... L&J hung out a bit and then headed to his choir concert. G&I headed to the high school to attend the XC meeting for J, it sounds like a lot of running... We then headed over to MSW to watch J's choir concert. The concert was good and we saw a lot of parents we have doing this with for years, each year the choir getting smaller. After the concert LJ&G attempted to go to DQ but it was too crowded and we met back up at home. Home for a couple min and then I got Doc and we headed to a full house for Bible Bangers.  Home, got D's birth certificate out for his lifeguard job, got his electronics down and headed to bed, looking for bday presents for J on the PC.

20180513 +

20180513 + Up in the am and J&G gave L their Mother's Day cards and gifts. After coffee I headed out to the garage to give it a good cleaning. We took everything out of the garage, the boys helped a bit and then vanished to the backyard to play wiffle ball. In the afternoon, I hadn't finished yet so L took J to his soccer game. G headed to the basement and D helped a bit with fixing benches. I got things buttoned up as L&J got home. We all got cleaned up and jumped in the car and headed to El Vaquero for a nice dinner. Home wound down from the weekend.

20180512 -

20180512 - Up in the am and L&I planned the weekend. LJ&G and got busy doing things around the house, Dylan gone all day and spent the night at a friends and I headed to Home Depot to get some supplies. As soon as I got home I changed and L&I ran to Connor Barnett's graduation party. Amazing we are here and these boys have grown up. We hung out and shared memories with the Barnetts. We had to leave quickly to get to our baseball double header. It was a beautiful day and boys played well, hit after hit but lost the first game. We took a lunch break and fed both teams with wieners. Game 2 was a different story. G pitched the entire game and did awesome. He had his defense behind him and he allowed only five hits and one run over six innings, striking out one and walking zero. We had some friends from the team over after the game and hung out on the back porch until late.


20180511 - Up in the am and got things running, working from home. D brought home some friends home for lunch and then L showed up in a whirlwind of activity and got me over to G's school. G came out and we sat with some of his friends and had a picnic lunch. We then headed into the school and were joined by Gma&paW to watch G's 5th grade musical 'Rats', this is our last musical at that school, 13 years... home and back in the office getting more things done.  G and his buddies came to our house after school to play and Gma&paW back to meet up with J. D out to the ballfield for a game tonight. LG, G's friend Landon and I headed out to the ballfield to watch D, Gma&paW swung by the field to watch a bit too. D got in the last 2 innings in center. The boys won and we headed home. L&I went to the Rusty Bucket for dinner and left J&G at home with a plan for shared Xbox time. We didn't get a chance to finish our meal before L's ph was chirping and ringing with screaming boys on the other end fighting about Fortnight...  We finished quickly and went home. The boys claimed to have resolve things by the time we returned home, but it was too late... I had a little talk with them and sent them both to their rooms for the rest of the night... D home late.


20180510 - Up in the am and in to work and prepping for weekly call. Had the call and an interesting meeting HR called me into today... Finished the day and then headed home a bit early and straight back to the ballfield for G's game. It was a good game, G went 2-4, but hit each time he was up. I did the scoring and music and the boys came back in the end and won, a good game. Home and got some things together and headed to Granville to a buddy's house that texted me last night inviting me to a bourbon and bonfire event. Hung out with a bunch of guys I just met sipping different bourbons by the fire out in the country looking at the stars and having good conversations. I invented a new drink tonight the 'Fire Maker' (equal parts Fireball and Maker's Mark over a couple ice cubes) YUM! and the others approved. Headed home and to bed by 1am.


20180509 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a busy productive day. Headed out a bit ealy towards Circleville to meet up with G and the Lions for a game out in a field. G did a lot of pitching tonight and did great and went 2-3 batting tonight. We got behind early and didn't have enough time to catch up and lost this one. After the game G&I talked to the ump and got the name of a local place to eat and headed to Gibby's. G ordered a large pepperoni and bacon pizza and I think the ‘Total Pig Out’ burger I had may be the best burger I have ever had. Nice drive home with G DJing for me. Home and checked in with the fam and to bed.

20180508 +

20180508 + Up in the am and headed to the voting both. After voting I headed in to work through some bad traffic and had to go an exit past where I usually get off to go to work. Finally made it into work and got my day started with a call. At the desk all day getting things done. Headed home and hung out on the back porch getting caught up on some Bible Banger reading while L did yard stuff, D &G at baseball practice, J playing the Xbox. After a while I headed back to the baseball field to watch the end of a game. Got G and headed home. Ran some stuff to the post office and got gas. Back home, D home and hiding in his room. Hung out on the back porch a bit more. In and closed down for the night.

20180507 -

20180507 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a full day and bailed out a couple min late and headed to the first varsity tournament game. Of course people texted me that Dylan had got in and got a hit before I got there... L&G were there to see it though. J went to soccer practice. I finally got there, checked in with some folks and then watched the end of the game, they run ruled them :-o Home for a minute to eat and then headed to Panera for a Booster meeting about the sport programs for 2018-19 school year. Then to get a haircut before heading home to pick up Doc. Doc and I went to Bible Bangers and it was a light night so home early. Up watching Netflix and getting some things done on the computer.

20180506 -

20180506 -

D worked
L&I home depot

G home from McCains to change and back to practice

Painted shed

Boys emptied shed
L&I cleaned it out

D&J got TV installed on back porch
D&DGF7 ran and got us Little Ceaser's Pizza ate watching TV on porch
In and watching American Idol with L
Up late watching Netflix, relisting some ebay things.

20180505 +

20180505 +
Up and LG&I to J's invitational track meet in Worthington.
J did great in his event the 4x800 and his team came in 3rd out of 22 schools!
Swung by Subway to get some lunch
In the backyard cutting up the huge chunk of the cherry tree that came down.
All day J&G helped off and on
D home from baseball about 4 and then all the boys went over to McClains to help with mulch
D on to spaghetti dinner at the coaches house,
Bill brought J home and had a beer
G spending the night at McClains
D left coaches early and went bowling with DGF7.
J tried to get a friend over to spend the night but it got to late, he did stay up on the xbox until midnight.

20180504 +

20180504 + Up in the am and working from home, nice quiet, knocking things out. D, DGF& and a friend of theirs came home for lunch. L came home and we ran to Costco to get a couple of things and have lunch. Back to the desk to finish out the day and then headed back to the school with L&D for the Jefferson Fair. G wsa to be the first person in the dunk tank tonight but I noticed steam rising off of the water when we got there. I stuck my hand in the water and it was scalding hot. I got with some teachers and the guys running the attractions, got a hose and started putting cold water in the tank until it was cool enough for G to start things off. All of G's buddies were lined up to dunk him and they took turns throwing baseballs to drop him, only 2 succeeded and and he was a wet mess. L got him changed, I taught the ladies how to reset the seat and G ran off to play soccer. I headed home soaking wet and got something to eat and J was in the basement. I got a couple more things done at the desk and then D&DGF7 showed up and ate and retired to the basement to watch J play. L&G home and G went downstairs too and L&I stayed up and watched a movie. Eventually D&J had a battle so we split them up and got them settled for the night.

20180503 -

20180503 - Up in the am and in to work. We had visitors today so there was no room. Had the weekly call it went well. Finished up the day and headed home. Home and got changed, grabbed speaker and other baseball stuff and headed back to the ballfield. G's team played a good game, too many pop-ups, but did great on defense. G pitched the first 4 innings and did really good. Gma&paW are down, they stopped by D's game to watch for a bit, he wasn't playing so they came over to G's game to watch the boys get a W. Home and GpaW&J ran out and got us some Panda Express for dinner. We had a nice dinner and then got the boys settled for the night. D home late, got him working on 2 scholarship that are due tomorrow... Up late with L coughing all over the place and she can't sleep.

20180502 -

20180502 - Up in the am and in to work. Took a min to make a call to ensure D played tonight. then the calls started... Had a crazy busy day and headed out early and made it to the varsity field just in time to meet up with L, get in line and go out on the field for Senior night with D. D got to start tonight and played almost the entire game, it was a blow out and the boys won their final game on their home field. Home and hung out a bit before heading to bed. What a nice evening.

20180501 -

20180501 - Up in the am and J in to work with me. I gave him a tour of the place and introduced him to a lot of people. He attended the morning meeting for me, Joined a customer call with me, helped a it with shipping and then I got him started on a spreadsheet. We made some calls for a system down and then ran to grab some lunch with Justin. G had a field trip to middle school for the day and reported later it was a good time and easy.  After lunch I had to join a call and J went out to the floor and worked with a tech until we left. J&I headed out, stopped to get gas and then swung by the house to get L. L&I on to the high school to watch D sign his commitment to Wilmington to play baseball.
There were 25 kids at the signing ceremony and it was pretty cool. After the signing L&I swung by the house to pick up G and we headed to Galena for his game. It was a horrible game. G pitched and did well, but the defensive errors were crazy, 13 for us (3 were G's) and 10 for them. Somehow we won the game... After the game we headed to Mudflats Bar and Grill in Galena for a good meal with the McClains and Tom.  Home and talked to D, he got to bat in the game today, made it on base and stole around to score, but didn't play in the field :-| Not up too late, very long fast exciting and disappointing day.


20180430 - Up in the am and working from home in the am. DeVonn landed and I headed to the airport, picked her up, we drove through Subway to pick up some lunch and then in to the office. DeVonn and I had lunch and then split up to get things done.

Headed to D's game and watched him not play. L ran to G's track meet. Then G&I ran home and G changed and I ran him to Scouts. Home and no Bible Bangers tonight. D ran and got G for me. Hung out and relaxed the rest of the evening and got a bunch of stuff done.

20180429 +

20180429 +

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UP early and LG&I to ballfields in Grove City
1st game @ 9, won it by run rule
Had a break between games, L ran with Tiff to get a bite to eat, I scouted the other teams.
2nd game @ 1, won it by run rule
3rd game @ 3 for the championship, won it by run rule.
Won the whole dang thing, headed home and G&I went on to BWs for dinner with his teammates.
All boys home, cleaned up and to bed in good time.

Love watching Grant and his buds playing baseball. They won the championship in their bracket today!


20180428 -
Tag Day
Jack track
Bill got G took to baseball in GC
Met up with G at the field to score
L took pics of D & DGF7 for Prom
Freezing cold
Ran to get McD's between games
Home got L&J.
Dropped J off at friends house for the night, on to Kroger to get Amaya pineapple and carrots for her Bday.
Over to McClains, not late
D at prom

20180427 -

20180427 - Up in the am and working from home. D brought some friends home for lunch. I had conference calls throughout the day.

L had retirement party at Signatures
J stayed home, took care of neighbors and mowed their yard.
L Gahanna Lions 11U vs Mid-Ohio Bullets in grove city

G's game freezing, very good very close game, we had too many errors. G brought in to close line drive over head of 1st gave them the walkoff. Headed home, got J and headed out to meet the McClains for dinner, Amaya didn't feel well so we abandoned those plans and headed home. J&I ran to get Arbys and McD's for dinner.

Home, ate, to bed in good time for early day tomorrow.

20180426 - NO HR 4 U!

20180426 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a customer in today so helped him get set up and then had the weekly calls and a good team meeting after the call. Finished up the day getting actions done and checking on things. Headed to Pickerington for G's game, D had a game, he got to pinch run... G's team had a pretty good game, everyone was hitting. G had a hit right back at the pitcher that resulted in an RBI and somehow G made it all the way around the  bases and back to home. G was like 'I got an in the park homerun!' I was like 'You got a single with an advance on a throw and 2 errors!' HAHAHA! poor kid. It was a good game, G came in as the closer and won the game 12-9.

G&I stopped at Steak n' Shake on the way home for dinner and tweeted his success. Home and checked in with everyone and to bed. Worked on publishing the new Gahanna Lions Stadium Blankets we got made.

20180425 + Sunny Cancelled and Cold

20180425 + Up in the am and had no gas so stopped at BP on the way in to work with one more detour through McD's for bfast. In to work and lining things up. In to the office and worked all day. G's game was cancelled tonight so I headed to New Albany High School to meet LG and G's friend Owne at J's track meet. The boys played while L&I froze and watched J run. J did great running, his legs are so long.  Home and J&I ran and picked up some dinner. Home, D showed up and we all had a late meal To bed, up late working on the PC.

20180424 - Sunshine Law

20180424 - Up in the am and to the Gahanna City building for Sunshine Law training. It was a fun 3 hours zzzzzzzzzz... After training I headed to the Old Bag of Nails where I met Courtland and a co-worker of his for a nice lunch and then headed home to finish off the day in the home office. After work I took G and we headed to D-Bats for practice and I met Andy there to review Booster stuff with him. After practice we headed home and had dinner with LDJG&DGF7. I then did a couple of things around the house and L worked on a project for one of her teacher friends that is retiring. We wound down the night and I got some things done on the PC watching Netflix.

20180423 - Soccer is Crazy

20180423 - Up in the am and in to work. Getting a lot of little things closed out this morning. Had  normal day at work. Headed home and all baseball games and track meets were cancelled for the day, but NOT SOCCER... LJ&I headed to Pickerington during rush hour to attend a freezing wet game. D took G to and from Scouts tonight. J's coach was in a car accident so I offered to fill in until he got the police report filed. Luckily he showed up before the game started so i was off the hook. We watched the boys play and sat by our friends and got caught up at the first soccer game of the season. After the game LJ&I stopped at Steak n' Shake for dinner. Home and got everyone settled.

20180422 + Twisted

20180422 + Up in the am and all to church. After church we headed home and out back to work on the yard. D&I finished edging the west side and L mulched behind us. Then D split off to go out with DGF7. J&G were monkeying around most of the morning not helping much. G headed back to baseball practice, and L&I took J to the Mallon's where he went with them to a dodgeball tournament and then youth group. L&I stayed for a bit and tried to get a printer working, no luck. On to Home Depot to get more mulch, stone and sand. We stopped at the gas station on the way home to get mower gas and grill propane. Home and G helped me get the sandbox cleaned out and then added sand. Gma&paW showed up, they thought G had a game, so GmaW helped finish up the edging and mulch around the playset and after all the decorating was done, GpaW &I got the mower running. L&GmaW got some grass seed spread, I mowed the high clumps and then put the pump on the well. We sat for a minute and then we headed to the Gahanna Grill for a nice dinner. Home and no Walking Dead tonight so we relaxed and watched American Idol until everyone got home and settled.

20180421 + Mulch Pitch & Question

20180421 + Up in the am and D off to a three-way baseball day. J&G got to stay home and help L&I get some yard work done, they were so excited. G had a buddy come over and they pretty much disappeared. J worked like a trooper and we got the front of the house done, around the porch and grape arbor done. WOW, never expected to get that much done. We then took a break and J headed to the basement and LG Theo and I headed to D's game. 

We got there just as his 2nd game of the day started. I got a report that he played 1 inning in the OF and had an at bat where he got walked... The current game was not pretty, they were getting beat bad and then someone pointed out D was in the bullpen warming up :-o Yes they were short of pitchers so D went in to pitch. He only knows how to throw a fastball and threw a couple good ones, got some strikes, only walked 1 kid and got 6 outs for the Lions, not bad for a non-pitcher... The temperature dropped like a rock so once D was out of the game we headed home to get a couple more things done.

J&I ran to 5 Guys to get $ome hamburger$ for dinner. D got home as we were getting home and we sat and chatted about the day and his pitching a bit. D headed out a bit early to school to meet DGF7 as she got home from their softball tournament and surprised her and asked her to Prom.  They came back to the house and D was all goofy excited... sore from working in the yard all day and to bed.

20180420 - Commit to Play @ Wilmington

20180420 - Up in the am and into the office. Got my morning things done and then in for a 4 hr call. Call went ok and I finished up some stuff so I could head out early. I got home and D&I headed to Capital university where we watched game 2 of the Capital vs Wilmington College baseball double header. The coaches saw D from the dugout and yelled up to him, thanking him for coming and letting him know they would be up to chat after the game. It was a chilly afternoon as the sun went down and the Wilmington team lost. After the game the coaches came up and I got to meet them and they talked to D and confirmed he would be playing for them next year. We chatted a bit, i asked as many questions as I could think of and it was all good. D&I headed home and met LJ&G at Massey's for dinner and we sat and chatted a bit about the day and then home to watch a movie.

20180419 - 1st Frozen Place

20180419 - Up in the am and in to the office. Lined stuff up and knocked it out today. I even got to spend some time on the floor doing some hands on work, which I like...  D's game was cancelled today and he had practice and then went to DGF7's for dinner. Home and got things together and headed back to G's game. L went to J's track meet and watched J's 1st race and then came to G's game. I scored the game tonight and played music for the first time this year and it all worked good.  G had an ok game, a little rusty, but being the first warm game of the year we have to work the kinks out. He played short and had 3 errors in the field, but got his first hit of the season which you could see boosted him. G's game waas short as the boys overall played well and won easily to a team that had beaten the crap out of 2 other teams so far this year. After G's game LG&I headed to J's track meet and met up with Gma&paW. It was VERY COLD. We all watched J run his second race and then Gma&paW headed home. LG&I stayed for the last event J runs in to watch. J ran like crazy and did his job in the relay and they came in 3rd, but they boys won the overall meet!  After the meet LJG&I hit DQ for dinner.  Home and caught up with D and settled in for the night. up late doing Booster stuff.

20180418 - 70 Bags

20180418 - Up in the am and no coffee so swung through McD's for some and a McMuffin. In to the office and prepping for the day. Day went pretty smooth.  Home and pulled up to the 70 bags of mulch that were delivered. Not a lot on the schedule tonight so hung out at home and watched a movie with L&G.

20180417 - Snow, really?

20180417 - Up in the am and in to work admiring the blooming cherry and magnolia trees through the snow and 33 degree wind! WHAT IS GOING ON? I am SO DONE with WINTER! In to the office and in to the conference room for a day of calls and catching up. I got a lot of things done and lined up to knocked out. Had a pretty frustrating call on the way to pick up G from baseball. Got G, said hi to the guys and headed home. Home and L had dinner ready for all of us + DGF7. We ate and then LJG&I headed to the basement to watch the new Maze Runner movie. It was looong... Show over, boys to bed, work till 3 on booster stuff.

20180416 - G's Neckerchief

20180416 - Up in the am and in to work. Had an interesting meeting in the morning and plowed through the rest of the day. Home through blowing SNOW! Got home and L had cooked us dinner and we all were there and sat down and ate together. G waas home from school again today with a fever and L got J out of school early and took G&J to the dentist to get their teeth cleaned and di$cu$$ brace$... D had a short practice outside today and they all decided to stop practicing when they couldn't see the ball they were throwing from the snow. After dinner D worked on scholarships and then dropped J&G off at Scouts while I headed to a Booster meeting and left L at home. Booster meeting went well and I stayed after to help some folks get set up on the Team App. I then ran to Scouts to pick up J&G and walked in just in time to see J giving G his neckerchief. G looks so big in his Scout uniform. Home and dropped off the boys and picked up Doc and headed to Bible Bangers for a nice night. Home and watched some Lost in Space on Netflix while I did some Booster IT stuff.

20180415 + Chin Up

20180415 + Up in the am and waiting around to see if G had baseball = NO due to all the rain. So we packed everything up and headed down to Farmhouse and did couple final things, said goodbye to Gma&paW and headed home. D drove my car, passed up halfway home. Home and unloaded and settled in to get some things done. D vanished with DGF7, J&G fought over the Xbox, L did laundry and I dug into the PC. G&I ran to get his baseball pics taken and picked up dinner for J&G and then L&I left them to fend for themselves and we went out to dinner. Home and watched a little American Idol with L&G before J&I headed to the Basement to watch the Walking Dead, D home and couple of the guys over to watch with us.

20180414 - Maple Syrup Day @ the Farm


Up early and the Farm is already a buzz with Scouts and Roger and Dale manning the syrup. The Scouts cooked their own breakfasts and helped get final touches on things so we are ready to roll when folks start showing up. Soon folks from as far away as Washington state and the state up north started showing up. 101 in total + 4 dogs this year. There was a huge lunch in the Farmhouse and everyone had plenty to eat. We didn't have as much sap as in past years but we still made the sweet syrup that we all love. Many stories were shared and memories made.

No matter where you travel from.
When you get to the Farm, 
you know you're home.

Thanks to all who helped prepare, those who came to share, those that came to play. Because of all of you, it was a wonderful day. See you next year!

20180413 - Easy Prep and Dinner

20180413 - Up in the am and everyone off doing their normal thing. I took the day off hoping to get out of town early and head up to the Farm, but that didn't work. I got some things done around the house and then folks starting showing up. LJ&G were home, D hasa game in Grove City so he stayed behind and the rest of us packed up and headed to the Farm in the late afternoon.  We helped Gma&paW get a couple of things done, they pretty much had everything almost done... We did get some tables set out, climbed a tree, found a salamander, had a walnut fight, went to dinner with Mary, john, Ted, Andy, checked in with the Scouts and then D showed up. We hung out for a little bit but all got to bed in good time.

20180412 - J's Track Wins!

20180412 - Up in the am, L doesn't like anything she owns and D has another late start day. In to work and into the conference room for the morning. G home from school sick today... Finished the day and rushed home, checked on G and then headed to the ball field to score G's game while he rested at home. D stopped by the game after his practice. L at J's track meet where they won! Home and checked on G and settled in for the night.

20180411 + Headed to Wilmington!

Image result for wilmington college logo20180411 + Up in the am and in to work. Got a couple of things done and the network and email is dragging and there are people all over the office again with nowhere to go to take a call so I headed home. I passed D on the corner as he was waiting to cross the street for school on the way. Home and got things set up and rolling. G home and started his homework, L home and one of her toenails fell off :-o I finished my day and headed to D's baseball game, he did not play... Gma&paW met us at the field. I checked in with the Booster guys and then headed to the Landscape Board meeting. Meeting was good and headed home after. Gma&paW and G swung by Panda Express on the way home and picked up some dinner. L ran to get J from track. D&DGF7 showed up after DGF7 received he National Honor Society award and we all got something to eat. After dinner and folks headed out D&I headed to Starbucks to discuss college. Looks like we are going to give Wilmington a shot! Home and to bed.

20180410 - Cold Loss

20180410 - Up in the am and in to work. Worked with Justin and MikeL a bit and then had a call. The office was incredibly crowded today and I couldn't find a place to take my conf calls so I pushed them all out until tomorrow hoping space would be available then. Finished up the day and headed to D's baseball game. Went to the pressbox which was a bit warmer and took over scoring on the Team App, it was running horribly slow today. D did not play at all... The boys lost 13-0 in only 5 innings.., Home and walked in just as G was getting back from baseball practice. Soon L&J home from his track meet, his relay came in 1st! We hung out and L did her exercising until D got home and we all caught up. Up late filling out financial aid info for D to go to school.

20180409 + Docs 79

20180409 + Up and in to work. It was definitely a Monday and a LONG cold one... Made it through the day with some progress and headed home. Home and D went to eat with DGF7, J at soccer and LG&I had dinner. After dinner G messed up and I solved a Rubik's Cube a couple times before we headed to Scouts. I checked in with the guys and then ran to get gas and pick J up from soccer. Dropped J off and went back to get G. While waiting on G I dug through some of the old Scout clothes and found a uniform for G. Home and got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers. Doc turned 79 today so we had a little party for him and he told us stories of his life.

20180408 + G’s 1st Games of 2018

20180408 + Up in the am to the fields for G's first baseball games of the season. It was BLASTED COLD and the boys did ok. They lost the first game but won the second, not enough to keep them in the tournament. G did ok and had an amazing catch got team fired up. After the game we headed to Buffalo Wings with the McClains and Tom for dinner. Home and got some booster stuff done on the PC, Guys over to watch walking dead. Had a discussion with D about the apps on his phone...

20180407 - No Socks

20180407 - Up late and sort of hung around all morning waiting to find out what is happening with games today due to all of the snow last night. All games cancelled and G melted down. I spent most of the day in the office came out to help G with Xbox that is having issues (no memory left due to screenshots and videos the boys have been taking). D had practice, came home and helped replace some trim in the basement. J home and in a super bad mood because he is grounded for bad grades. took everyone to Nazareth for dinner, can pretty frustrating day for everyone. L&G out running errands to the bank, grocery and video store. We dropped D off at DGF7s and the rest home and watched Pitch Perfect 3. D home, working on his baseball glove and watched Murder on the Orient Express with J and I.

20180406 + No Play

20180406 + Up in the am and in to work and right into the conference room. The customer was here most of the day and left in shifts as their flights were queued. I headed out a couple of minutes early to head to Pickerington to see D play baseball. It was miserable cold and D didn’t play. I left the second the game was over and headed home. Hone and had some dinner with the fam. We hung out around the house trying to stay warm.

20180405 - Men with Hats

20180405 - Up in the am and headed to Krispy Kreme on the way into work to get 3 dozen doughnuts :-) To work and into the conference room for the day. Had good meetings all day and a successful tour of the shop. After work the group headed to Eldorado Casino for a nice dinner. Home and checked in with the family. D home later after his game, he only got to pinch run again. Shut down for the night and chilled out watching some Netflix and learning how to solve a Rubik's Cube.

20180404 - 2nd Bday

20180404 - Up in the am and in to work. Sherry was onsite today and we took a tour and worked on things together all day. Justin joined us for lunch at the casino buffet that made us all latte for a call. Back to the office and finished out the day, staying a bit late cleaning up some last minute things. L had a guy come out and look at our windows to replace some of the glass that has torn film in them.  After work I headed to Rusty Bucket to meet LDJ&G, Gma&paW and DGF7 for dinner. It was a nice dinner and good to catch up. After dinner we headed home and G went with GpaW to get ice cream. All home, Gma&paW came in to watch L open her bday gifts they got her and then headed out. Hung out watching some TV and working on a flyer for Boosters.

20180403 - G Fixer

20180403 - Up in the am and everyone off to school. I worked from home in the am and plowed through a couple hundred emails I got while off for a couple of days and took a call. After my call I swung by the high school for some training on the Athletic Departments website before heading into work through the pouring rain. Made it in to work and hit the actions. All games were cancelled today due to horrible rains. Home and had dinner and then G&I fixed the dishwasher. Then relaxed and worked on cleaning up email and adding Boosters and Coaches to Team App.

20180402 - He Loves this Game

20180402 - Up in the am and last day off. Got a roster from the baseball coaches to put on the site and they had him listed as junior... I ran to the high school for a meeting, but the meeting is tomorrow... Home and got a couple more things done and then had lunch with Courtland to catch up. Home and getting more things done, J had track and then soccer practices tonight, G's baseball game was cancelled due to rain and L&G came out to D's baseball game. D was a pinch runner, stole a couple of bases and then scored the 1st run for his team for the season with an amazing slide out to the side of the plate. Everyone went nuts!!! Home after the game and G&I went to Scouts where I got some advancements and website work done. Home for a min then Doc and I to Bible Bangers.

20180401 - Easter Bday Fool

20180401 - Up and it's L's bday! We got ready and all + DGF7 headed to Gma&paB's. The boys got even more candy and ran around looking for eggs. We all sat down for a great dinner and then relaxed, played games and just had a nice relaxing day. We headed home in the evening and swung by our friends the Kaufman's on the way home for a quick visit. Home and guys over to watch The Walking Dead.

20180331 + Cut the Grass

20180331 + Up in the am and J's friends headed home after being up almost all night playing Fortnight... Everyone headed outside to cut down grasses and bundle them and other Spring cleanup in the yard. D&I ran to the grocery to get some snacks. Home, unloaded and then met the McClain's at Signatures for dinner and watch basketball. After we ate we all headed back to the house to watch more basketball. Doc called, her heat wasn't working. J&I headed over and discovered his fan had gone out so we got him a heater and turned his TV on so he could watch basketball. A fun night with friends.

20180330 - D's Back & 3way Battle

20180330 - Up in the am and hung out with L until the countertop guy showed up. He looked at our crack and suggested we not waste the money to repair it... John showed up to pick up Owen and then L cooked the boys some bfast. I headed into the office to get a couple of things done and L started on the bathroom floor. I helped a bit and then ran to get D from the airport. D's plane was delayed a bit so waited around for him. He got home and wasn't as upset as earlier in the week and seemed to have a good time and told us all bout it. L&I finished up the bathroom and then LDJ&I headed out to Max & Erma's for a nice dinner and D filled us in on more of his trip. 

After dinner we headed to Meijer where L got some stuff and then on to Home Depot for some supplies. We swung by one of J's friend' s and picked him up for a sleepover. Home and another of J's friends already in the house. The 3 of them set up a 3 Xboxes in the basement and played until the wee hours of the morning.

20130329 - Glowing Repairs

20130329 - Up in the am and checked in with GpaW, it was raining here and at the Farm so we didn't go up today. L went shopping, J&I hanging out in the living room, G playing Fortnight. I made my way to the office and cleaned up the online stuff I did last night. In the afternoon G&I ran to D-Bats to try out his new bat and a bunch of his teammates were there. Home and doing more around the house. Worked on the dishwasher as the motor decided to go out on it today... Got some texts from D, he's not happy  with the way things are working out baseball wise in FL. He did end up playing the entire game except for the first inning. G's buddy Owen came over in the evening and we all headed to the bowling ally, but they were full so we headed to Glow Putt for a round of golf. I had a dad that was on the FL trip check in on D. L headed to bed, J&I watched a movie and a couple shows from a series and G and Owen played in the basement until very late.

20180328 + Still Smoking

20180328 + Up late and grabbed a cup o f coffee, J's buddy still here and they are still playing Fortnight in the basement. I did a couple of things in the office and then LG&I headed out run around a bit. Our firsts stop was Pay it Again Sports and found the bat G wanted and I got the lady to drop the price to the online price and we walked out of the store with a new bat. L waited in the car and had to turn it off because it was smoking all over the place... We ran across the street to a place L wanted to wander around in, a home place where they had 2.7 million rugs and nick nacks to put in your house... After G&I found L wandering we headed to Steak 'n Shake for lunch. We headed home and stopped at Tuffy to pick up my car and have them look at the smoking engine. It was all ok and no leaks. So L&G headed home and I paid for the Denali repairs and the Acura and Hyundai oil changes and on to get a haircut and bank to change some signature cards. Home and got a couple more things done before JG&I headed out to see the premier of 'Ready Player One'. We met up with some friends and enjoyed the movie, it was really good! Home and boys to bed, checked in with D, he had a disappointing day of watching from the bench baseball, but played volleyball on the beach for 4 hours with his buddies. Called GpaW and with rain in the forecast decided to check in the am to see if we will head up to the Farm. To bed trying to get caught up on the blog.

20180327 - Amish

20180327 - Up in the am and in to work staying ahead of the curve for a couple of days off. Justin and I ran to Grove City to pick up lunch for everyone from Chipotle. Back to the office and set up the buffet and had a feast. L swapped out the Acura for the Denali for me. D played an entire game at 3rd base today. He went 3 for 3 with 2 singles a double and stole 3rd and home and he pinch ran in the second game. I finished the day and headed home. I stopped at tuffy and swapped my car for the Acura. Home and we had some leftovers before LJG&I headed out to see the movie Peter Rabbit, it was a hoot and we loved it! After the movie we picked up one of Js buddies and then headed home. J and his buddies set up an extra Xbox in the basement and played Fortnight for hours... J&I watched an old John Wayne western and I worked on the Booster Google Apps until very late and finally turned off the Xbox.

20180326 - D FL Baseball

20180326 - Up in the am and in to work trying to line things up for a couple of days off. Watched D's game on the phone, he played the entire game in right and second. Home and J went straight from track to soccer and G was at baseball. I hung out with L for a bit before heading to Scouts where I dropped some stuff off and pushed the 75th Anniversary team to move forward quicker... On to J's soccer practice where I called D while I waited for J. D had a good day and got to play in one of the games. I got J and we headed home, picked up L&G and we headed to Moe's to pick up dinner. Home and watched American Idol while we ate in the basement. Up late working on Booster things.

20180325 + 1 Sent 2 Back

20180325 + Up at 6am and D&I headed to the airport. I hung out a bit as the team accumulated and helped Mike get them organized, their bags checked and tickets in hand. We got them lined up for a pic and off they went.

Headed back home and back to bed. Up late, Just L&I hanging out. L made cookies for the boys and I got some things done in the office and then time to go get J&G. I swung in, picked them up they smelled of smoke and had a lot to say, I think they actually had FUN! blah blah blah....  Got them home, ran to get them some lunch from Wendy's, we ate, they told of more adventures. G cleaned up, changed, fed and back to baseball practice. I ran to Gahanna Hardware to get some supplies then to the baseball field to help install some brackets in the new dugouts. Home put things away, hung out, ran the white car to Tuffy and the post office. Home and we all scavenged, Chris stopped by for Walking dead with J&I, I think the show has jumped the shark... To bed and did a bit on the Booster website planning.