20181015 - Up in the morning to a gray rainy mess. J&G didn't have school today so I took my time getting into the office. I took a couple boxes of stuff from the garage to put on the free stuff table and started the morning. Had an IT meeting first thing and progress has been slow with an unexpected twist this morning.

20181014 +

20181014 + Up in the am to the sounds of J&G playing Fortnite... G's buddy got picked up. I got the furnace turned on and fired up the gas logs in the fireplace to make sure everything is working for the cold months ahead. In to the office to get some things done. Finished putting things I draft listed on ebay in to the proper places and finished organizing the office. GMa&paW down for J's choir concert. L&GmaW took J to the school and saved some seats. I finished up in the office, got ready and G, GpaW&I headed to the high school for J's concert. The concert was WAY BETTER then the things we had to sit through in middle school. J looked so big up on the stage and he did great. After the concert we headed home. J&GpaW headed out to get us some food, G got ready for basketball and I headed into the garage to clean up the wood rack and start party prep. I got a ton done, came in for dinner and then ran G to basketball tryouts. Dropped G off and ran home and had L&J help me reorganize the basement box area. Ran back to get G and we dropped somethings off at the post office and he told me all about the tryouts. Home and listed all of the drafts on ebay and have 241 items for sale now :-o  The guys stopped over for the Walking Dead.

20181013 +

20181013 + UP in the am and L had dropped J off at school for the his last XC meet and we tried to organize the weekend. D up and helped me by taking some things to Goodwill for me. I headed to Lancaster to watch J run his final XC meet for the year, he did great and it was a hilly chilly course. After the race I got J a tshirt and headed home stopping at Arby's for lunch and waiting for bus to pass, no buss, looked a phone, they went a different route :-o  Jumped in car met buss at the Hamilton Rd exit coming off 270. Got J and headed home for G's bday party. L had a nice Amazing Race party set up and the kids had fun, couple of stinkers in the crowd and G did his best to hold it together... We had hot dogs and L had made a nice cake and the boys seemed to enjoy themselves. Gma&paB and Gma&paW were here for the party. After the party one of G's buddies came back to spend the night. I set up a little TV in the garage and watched football as I continued to clean up the garage. L tried to watch with me but was too cold. Up very late getting things done and lined up for tomorrow


20181012 - Up in the am and moving slow again. Dropped J off at school and fought through traffic drinking my soap flavored coffee on the way in to the office. In to work and distributed some of the extras I had from the purge. Down to work to get the day wrapped up quick. I headed home a bit early to meet he cable guy. D home from school for a visit. he ran to get groceries with L. I ran and picked J up after his XC practice and we got back to the house just as the cable guy stopped by to install a box for the party. I started listing things and L ran and got us dinner at Arby's.
Up very late posting more things on ebay getting the garage to a manageable state.


20181011 - Up in the am tired and stiff, got J to school and made it in to work. Looks like another day at the desk. Slow day, had lunch with Kevin and Derek. Home and listing things, had dinner with L&J and the J&I swung by the store to get some new undies and pick G up from baseball. Home an back at the listing. Had Fortnite meltdowns when it went off so I have banned the game from the house... Finished listing for the night and then started going through the Eagles stuff until way too late.  Up in the middle of the night with the hard-drive of my PC making loud noises...  doubt this will be good...


20181010 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school, he has a big test today. In to work and we now have access to build a new tool on a new platform and Lonie and I dug right in. Busy day cleaning out email and organizing, left in good time. Home and started listing things right away. Took a break for dinner with J&G, L headed to McClains to work on a chair. I finished listing stuff and then JG&I headed to MSW so I could time them running the mile, but there was a football game so we went to MSE and they ran with barely any light left, J got 6min2sec, G got 7min10sec. Then we headed to Jefferson so they could do pull-ups, not pretty... Home for push-ups and sit-ups and a stretch test.  They need some work... L home, boys to bed late, I stayed up and sorted stuff out in the garage until way to late.

20181009 +

20181009 + Up in the am and don't remember sleeping... Got J to school and in to work, morning going pretty quick trying to get things done before heading out for a lunch meeting. The meeting went well and we might be able to partner with these guys in the future. Back to the office to finish the day off with some meetings. Home and ran to get J, we had dinner and then hung out for a bit before L&I headed to the gym. Home and I worked int he garage getting some things sorted out to be listed on ebay. Not up too late and have a plan to get the garage cleaned out before the party.

20181008 +

20181008 + Up in the am and carried a grumpy J to school on the way in to work. In the office and all systems appear to be working! Hold on, not so fast, we have some pretty critical systems only partially working... Spent the day inquiring and worrying about them... Headed home and stopped at Doc's for a couple of beers before L called for dinner. Had dinner with the fam and then I ran J&G to Scouts. After dropping them off I ran to Home Depot, the bank and the gas station. Back to pick up the boys and took a call waiting for them. Got J&G and swung by the post office on the way home. Home and got boys to bed. No Bible Bangers tonight, but Chris stopped over to watch some of the game and chat.

20181007 +

20181007 + UP in the am and L&J downtown to run Spirit Sprint 5k. It was a BIG DEAL with tons of area high schools, marching bands, cheerleaders, Brutus and Gahanna XC won the grand prize of $15,000!! D took off for bfast with DGF7 and G&I ran to Home Depot to get the stuff we didn't have time to get yesterday and the home to unloaded and take off the back steps leading out of the dining room and then G went to play on the Xbox for a bit while J&I went to look at a car. We took a test drive and I even had J drive a bit (it made him smile). We went back to Jerry's (a guy I work with) to return the car and made a deal. Back home to grab some stuff and L&I headed to G's baseball game. D showed up to watch G's game and it was a horrible game. The other team was rude, trash talking and driving our kids crazy...  Their catcher was the worse offender making comment to each kid while batting, dancing around and being a punk, upsetting all our boy. G went up to pitch and swiftly struck the kid out, pointed at him and then their bench and told him to 'SIT DOWN'. Not appropriate, but epic! The 8 inning game was too much for our boys but it was a good slap in the nouth to teach them not to get pulled into to a trash game. We went to Flanigan's after game for some bad food and bad service. We finally got out of there and L&I ran D to the outlet mall where he was met by roommate and buddy. Home through some thick traffic and watched second half of walking dead with J.


20181006 - Up and L had dropped J off at school to go to a XC meet and then back home doing things. I got things organized and G&I headed out on some errands. We hit 2 banks and then swung by a house to look at a car for J. We then headed to Reynoldsburgh to pick up some auction items and then headed to Cedarville to watch D's scrimmage. It was the longest baseball game in history and just as it was time for us to leave D started playing... So I made arrangements with L to get the supplies required for the cookout at the college int he PM and G&I stayed at the game. D got up several times and did well and did good in the field. I was on the phone most of the time with the migration and it was keeping me plenty nervous... G&I bailed otu before the game was over to meet L&J at the outlet mall and then head down to D's college for the cookout. We sat with D's roommate's family and had a nice visit and I met some other players fathers that spoke very highly of D. If was a nice event and D went home with us, D&J drove my car home. Home exhausted, but tried to watch some college football before heading off to bed.


20181005 - Up in the am and dropped J at school on the way in to work. In to work to a whirlwind of how are we going to do things without the proposed changes???  Changed focus as the day came to a close and folks left early so we could start the migration to the new site. The migration had some hiccups and plan A didn't work... Then Plan B didn't work... nor did C or D... After some discussion a new plan was formed and we loaded a $32M server in to the back of my car and drove it to the new building... Then things started to work. We got the copying started and then headed home for the night. Got home about 10:30 and everyone already in bed. I crashed hard and was out quick.

20181004 +

20181004 + Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. In to the office and messing with stuff in the am and pushed a wrong button and messed up invoicing for the quarter.... Talked to CB about the potential changes and the huge price tag $$$. Played a shuffleboard game and still remain completely defeated... Had a good transition meeting to review the plan for this coming weekend. Finished the day up and had to make a couple of calls so did that on the road on the way home. Talked to the team from India and we are going to hold off on the changes for now... Called a couple co-workers too to keep things rolling. Home for only a minute and then ran G to baseball practice and then picked J up across the road from the school and we went looking at cars. J found a couple he liked and we had some fun looking. Home and ate, G home and L&I went to workout. I left L partway through to go get a haircut. Got L and headed home , got the boys to bed, up late checking on D.


20181003 - Up in the am dragging with only 4hrs sleep in me... Dropped J at school on the way to work. In to work and getting things lined up for Bala's last day in the States with me. Finished the meeting and had sticker shock. Did my analysis and think it is too costly to move forward, even confirmed it with a couple of colleagues... Home and hung out a bit, L made us dinner and then we all played some rummy before heading off to bed. I crashed early, exhausted...


20181002 - Up and dropped J at school on the way to work. In to the office and getting things cleaned up from the several weeks of meetings. Had a very productive day. Headed out a bit late and it started raining as L dropped G off at baseball practice. I hung out on the back porch, had a couple beers, listened to the rain on the metal roof and relaxed until L made me get up and go to the gym. Tried to get my hair cut after the workout but they were booked. Home and finished my steak from last night, while J lost his mind about our wireless not working. Finished eating, got boys to bed and proceeded to be on the phone with Google support until 2:30am...


20181001 - Up in the am and dropped J off on the way to work. Had my visitor in again today to start finalizing everything. The meetings went well and I headed home. Home and ran to pick J up from XC. After a short break, L&I dropped J&G off at Scouts and headed to The Avenue in Granview for an AMAZING dinner. It was a nice place, very relaxing dinner and great to celebrate 24 years with L.  Home about 10pm and J had just made himself an iced coffee and G was making a milkshake... Got them wrapped up, caught up on their merit badge work and everyone off to bed.