20190718

20190718 - Up in the am and D ran out for work and I headed to the new office, today is the day we are all starting at the new place. I got a new office and spent the morning setting it up. Once set up I dug into the days stuff.

20190717 - Cheating

20190717 - Up in the am D @ work and L&GmaB hanging out. I headed in to work and got right to it with a couple calls and cleaning things up. Had a busy day and when I got home I entered through the garage and helped L&D with a desk project they are working on for J's room. Shortly after L&I were picked up by the Mallonn's and we headed downtown to the Red Hook Grill a Caribbean place that was really good. We had some great conversation and it was a nice evening. Home and D and 2 of his buddies were there so I played some UNO with them. I was cheating horrible and they couldn't stand it, it was a hoot. To bed, not up too late on PC.

20190716 - Dark Clouds

20190716 - Up in the am and D not working today, L&GmaB hanging out and I headed in to work. Incredibly busy day as Cory was in my office all day and we did database building and clean up stuff all day. LD&GmaB went shopping in the afternoon and met up with the Coles. After work I headed to Academy Park where I helped Tom and Bill with tryouts for next year's baseball Gahanna Lions 13U team. We got rained on a bit and there was not a bunch of new talent... I swung through the gas station on the way home and then home for dinner with everyone as D's game was rained out. We hung out in the living room a bit and then all headed to bed. I stayed up late on the PC.

20190715 - Spinning Wheels

20190715 - Up in the am and D off to work and I headed in to the office. At the desk trying to do too much today and getting very little done... Finished up the day a bit late and headed home, L&GmaB at D's baseball game. I stayed home long enough to grab my PC and headed to the Booster meeting. It was a quick meeting and not too many questions for me so out of there in good time. Home and checked in with everyone for only a minute before grabbing Doc and heading to Bible Bangers.

20190714 - Scout Delivery

20190714 - Up early and LJG&I loaded up the car and headed off to 7Ranges Scout Camp! We swung by the meeting place and checked in and then headed to the gas station to fuel up the car, McD's to get some bfast and then hit the road to the Farm. We got to the Farm and J&G did a couple of things with GmaW and GpaW and I looked for some parts to the Shopsmith. We got the text that the Troop was close so we jumped in the car and headed back to the highway with a quick stop in the corn field to get our 4th of July pic taken. On the road and to the Dalton Dariette for a good lunch and then on to the camp. We got to camp and I helped organize and boss people around and it was the fastest we have ever gotten registered. L&I hiked back to the camp site with the boys and then watched as they took their swim test. We then hiked back to he car and headed to the Farm where we went out for a nice dinner with the Gma&paW. Back home and exhausted from the day we checked in with D and headed to bed.

20190713 - FIRE & Family

20190713 - Up in the am and G&I out to the fire station where a young man gave us a tour of the trucks and explained things to G&I. It was super cool and as we left G said 'I think you liked that more than I did!'. I did, those huge trucks a re cool! We thne swung through Kroger to get supplies for the weekend and headed home. We unloaded our groceries and all of us headed North to Delaware for a family picnic with L's family. D got to go too as his games were cancelled for the day, too many injured players... We had a good time and ate a ton and G&I played a lot of cornhole with other family members on the board we made. After the picnic we headed home and finalized things for Scout camp starting tomorrow. L&I ran some errands picking up last minute things for the boys, dinner and some things at Home Depot. Home, ate and watched a movie. All to bed in good time for a busy day tomorrow.

20190712 - Short on Players

20190712 - UP in the am and L ran J to XC, D headed to work, L out on a walk with Lil and G at Brady's. Swung by Meijer on the way to get some mint and headed in to the office. At the desk and going through my stack trying to cleaning things up and organize before I go back to heads down mode. Headed home and picked up LJ&G and we headed to MOD pizzas for dinner. After dinner L&I dropped J&G off at home and we headed to D's game. We got there about an inning before it ended... After the game D&I chatted with the coaches and got an update on the weekend schedule. Home and watched a movie and then I stayed up late doing more stuff for work.

20190711 - Last Resort

20190711 - Up in the am and D gone to work and J&G had XC cancelled. In to work and had a pretty frustrating morning... Got my head down and started building another app and the day was gone before I knew it.  Home for a minute and then I headed solo to D's game, it was a total beating event... D went in to pitch the last 2 innings and did really well. After the game we hung around and chatted with some of the coaches and then D&I headed towards Long John Silvers for dinner... CLOSED! But lucky for us there was a White Castle close and we had a feast before heading home. Home and checked in with the fam. G spending the night at Brady's, and couldn't sleep, so I played games with him on the phone until 2:30 when he stopped responding.

20190710 - Tubular

20190710 - Up in the am and L took J to XC, got D up 5 min before he was supposed to be at work, ran G and his buddy to XC. I headed in to work, took 13 min to get through Cherry Bottom & Moris Rd, another 9 minutes to get from there 14 miles to my office... To the desk and Kevin got me a better chair. Had a busy day with a lot of progress. Home a bit late and D at his game, J on an adventure with some buddies and LG&I had dinner. After dinner L went to D's game and G&I got his pipestone wood bundled and then played cornhole, I finally beat him! After a bit L home and J called done with his adventure: At XC this morning J thought it would be a good idea to go tubing down the Big Walnut Creek. So Jack and 5 of his buddies got themselves some tubes and headed to Academy Park and spent the next 3 hours floating down the creek, swinging on a rope swing they found, going through rapids and splashing around. They had a BLAST! All home, D won and D&I working on finding him a student loan for school this year.

20190709 - Jack has a Life (badge)

20190709 - Up in the am and in to work to a surprise meeting about a change that they wanted that we didn't need and we won't do until August. I hope that confuses you as much as it did me... Had a pretty busy day and headed out a bit late. Home and helped L cook dinner. J home from the pool and LJG&I had a nice dinner. After dinner J&I headed to the Scout Board of Review where we had to split up in to two rooms tonight due to everyone wanted to get their rank advancements done before summer camp. J got his Life Scout rank and now only has his Eagle Project to do to become an Eagle Scout! After the BOR J drove me to CVS to get tanning bed burn aloe... Home and watched some of the All-Star game and applied a lot of aloe... Up late reading a book! yes an actual paper book!

20190708 - Sleepless

20190708 - Up in the morning and way more burned than I had thought I was. L ran J to XC, D up and heading out for work, G and his buddies getting around for their first XC run and I headed in to work, taking a couple calls on the way; definitely a Monday... Had a day of getting caught up on things from 4 days out. Headed home a bit early and hung out with G a bit while L cooked dinner. LJG&I had dinner together and heard all about G's first day of XC conditioning.  After dinner L went to D's baseball game and JG&I went to Scouts. After Scouts I got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers for a bit. Home and tended my tanning bed burn and watched the rest of the 'Dark' series, couldn't sleep...

20190707 + Trouble Boys

20190707 + Up, church with L, Brunch with L, L&D to D's game, I ran to pick up J from friends and we stopped by baseball fields to get tarps. Home and J in room/bathroom for next 2hrs, G back at ball fields watching tournament, knows a lot of people there and brought various groups of kids home periodically throughout the day... I got things done in the office and prereqs clearly defined for J&G for upcoming Scout camp. Out to the garage and fixed the big black speaker handle and made 1 good folding chair out of two. Ended up on the back porch working on Booster advertising stuff and had lots of visitors throughout the afternoon. In the evening I headed out to get gas and then Planet Fitness to work on a base tan so i would get roasted when we get to the beach in a couple of weeks. The folks there really had no idea how to use the tanning bed and in 7 minutes I was burned like a piece of bacon... ugh... Home and played Trouble with G and this friends before they were aloud to play the Xboxes. Up late listing to the loud boys and watching more 'Dark'.

20190706 + Last game

20190706 + Up got the ladders out and started trimming vines. JG&I took a break and ran down to Academy Park to see D working the D-Bat tent and meet up with Jim Long and his family. Home and J&I finished the vine trimming on the West side of the house and Jim and his kids showed up to get out of the massive heat. We visited and the kids played and had a good time telling stories and looking at reunion pic and year books. We got seeded and had to rush out to the field where we didn’t get started quick enough and then we rushed by the weather and errors to lose our last game of the season... We swung through Wendy's on the way home and then I ran J downtown with some of his friends for a concert in pouring rain and horrible constructions. Home and got done paying the bills and hung out with LD&G the rest of the evening.

20190705 - Men in Tights

20190705 - Up in the am and took the day off for more baseball... We headed the ballfield, put our tarps over both dugouts for the tournament this weekend. Played, lost, team over to McClain’s for lunch. We stayed a while and then headed home to chill out for a bi before heading back to the diamond for game 2 where the boys run rulled the team quickly. Headed back home, I ran and got a haircut. and we hung our the rest of the night and watched 'Robin hood Men In Tights'.

20190704 + Busy Fun Day

20190704 + Up in the am and did a bit around the house. The McClains and Mallonns over in the am and we all walked downtown for the parade. We saw a lot of people we knew and had a good time. After the parade we headed home played cornhole for a bit, watched the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and then headed down to Creekside for a nice lunch with the McClains, celebrating Bill’s bday. After lunch LG&I headed to the pool and hung out a couple hours. G&I has fun playing a catching game we made up. Home and the McClains and Gervais over for a cookout and to watch the fireworks, it was a great show this year, right over our front yard. In and shut down for the night ready for baseball tomorrow. 


20190703 - Land of the Dumb

20190703 - Up in the am and in to work for a stressful morning... people not thinking before acting...  Got that all straightened out and trying to catch up. Worked on a new project all afternoon. Headed home, followed a moron most of the way... L&G finished up the cornhole boards today. J cooked a nice dinner for us and his friend Conor was over. We all had dinner together and then G wanted to try out the new cornhole boards but it was raining, so he set up the shade tent and one under the porch. We played a couple of games, then Jand the 2 kids that were spending the night played with us and then Jim from next door stopped and played a couple games. L&I hung out the back porch until time to head in.

20190702 + Sprayin & Paintin


20190702 + Up in the am and in to work. Had one meeting that ran into two and then finished the day at the desk. L power washed the back porch and patio today. L&G got the OSU stickers on the cornhole boards and a couple coats of poly on them. Headed home, D at his game, L wanted to go but alerts went off for T-storms and then D headed home in the downpour. We all hung out and watched the Dumbo movie. To bed and started a new series 'Dark'.

20190701 - Almost Done

20190701 - Up in the am and L ran J to XC, D moved his car for me but not working today and I headed in to work. At the desk and getting things done, continuing the momentum from the weekend. L sent me some pics of Her and J&G collecting pipestone with some Scouts. Finished out the day and headed home. Sat down for dinner with LJ&G, D ran out the door to throw with his friend as I got home. After dinner J drove G&I to Scouts. After Scouts G&I played cornhole on the boards in progress until I got Doc and we headed to Bible Bangers for a quick meeting. Home and L&I watched the last Game of Thrones, except L fell aslepp and will have to watch the last 30 min on her own.

20190630 - All Day Games

20190630 - L up and out early to church on her own. L home and D headed to his game and L went to watch a bit of his first game. JG&I hung out at home and I cleaned out ebay stuff from office. JG&I headed out to G's game, J drove and we stopped at store looking for OSU stickers for the cornhole boards, no luck. On to G's game it was HOT and they were getting beat bad. G in to pitch and saved the game and the bats started working and had a HUGE  W 22-16! L&J headed home. G&I headed to Easton to get more stickers for cornhole boards and found some good ones. We headed over to a super slow Steak 'n Shake and L&J met us there for dinner. After a nice dinner L&G headed home and stopped for gas, J&I paid for dinner and then met L&G at gas station, got stuff to ship and headed to post office.  Home and cleaning up the garage a bit more, swapped out camera on back porch. D home from baseball, he pitched today, 95 pitches :-o after a bit D had some friends over, they got a pizza and then G&I played cornhole against them on our new unfinished boards. Later J&D played spikeball with them until dark and then all in, J&G to bed, D and his friends in basement playing on wii and watching TV. I stayed up and watched some Game of Thrones

20190629 - Getting Things Done

20190629 - Up late, got J started in the office and headed our the garage to clean up. G came out and put the new part on his pitching machine and made a new mounting plate so it is ready for to use. D came down and we got the lathe out for him and say we lost a set screw so D ran to the hardware store to get a new one and then he started turning a real bat. While he was working noticed the billet D was working on had a crack all the way through it... J&I took off to run some errands. We noticed the time so I called the wood store, told them we were on our way so we headed there first. We got the bat billet and then on to Reynoldsburg where we dropped off G's viola to see if they could sell it and pick up an auction win. On the way home we stopped at the Goodwill and the post office. Home and D had done a lot of work on lathe, tested all the knifes so he knew what they all did. He was packing up and headed to his game. I got G out of the house adn put some tools in his hand and he measured and cut out the holes on the cornhole boards and then helped me glue and fasten the tops to the frames. Doc stopped over as we were cutting the legs and watched the final assembly process. Once we had the boards assembled, G&I had to test them out. THEY WORK GREAT! In to the house to get changed and we all headed out. We dropped J off at Conor's and LG&I headed to Don Edwards Field in Newark to watch D's game. It was a really nice stadium and G got to participate in a dizzy bat competition where he won a shirt some ice cream and a bracelet. The boys played well and won! Home about midnight with a quick stop at Meijer to find some stickers for our cornhole board, they were too small so we dropped L off at home and G&I went to Kroger to look for more stickers. D home and we all headed to bed. I got in one episode of Game of Thrones.

20190628 + Night Vision

20190628 + Up LATE in the am and in to work. Getting a lot done despite the late start. L took J to XC and then J&G to Academy Park to gather Pipestone. I finished the day and headed home. Home and cleaning up the garage a bit until J left for a party with one of his friends. D was working the second half of his split shift and G was on the Xbox. L&I took off and got a nice dinner at O'Charley's and then on to Meijer and Home Depot for some supplies. Home and I had G help me install a camera by the front door. We then relaxed for the rest of the evening and watched some Game of Thrones and planed for the weekend.

20190627 - No Trophy

20190627 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a meeting first thing and then got a bunch of emails knocked out. A couple more meetings in the afternoon. L sent me some pics of D working on the lathe practicing his bat making. I finished the day and ran past the house to get G's hat and check out D's lathe work. On to G's game, it was the COYBL 12U Championship game. Boys played hard, but hit the ball right to people and couldn't complete the plays on defense so we hanged up a L. Home and D&J helped me install a camera on the back porch while L made us dinner. We ate, finished up the camera and D&J played spikeball a bit, G can't control himself long enough to participate. In and big boys up getting cleaned up ready for bed and LG&I played a couple hand of UNO before heading to be to watch a bit of Game of Thrones.

20190626 + Decaffeinated

20190626 + Up in the am and in to work. I had to get a different coffee mug this morning as I forgot my normal mug at work last night. The guys were nice enough to send me a pic of it... So I got ready and headed to work and when I got there L was nice enough to send me a pic of the coffee I left on the counter this morning... UGH!

Made it through the day headed out to G's game. It was a division semifinal game and it was a good one. The score went back and forth and we matched them point for point each inning. G was brought in to pitch and shut them down and the boys got the W with a walk-off single in the 8th. D's team lost tonight. Home and checked out the cornhole boards D&J made, they almost got them right: wrong plywood and holes in wrong places hahahaha! J helped me install new outlet in the garage, run the electric and install the camera. Up late setting up other cameras, will get them mounted int eh positions over the coming days. D home late and we chatted about stuff that needs done for a bit before heading to bed. Watched some Game of Thrones.

20190625 + Improvising

20190625 + Up in the am and L on a walk, D heading out to work and I headed out too. Sat in the car for 15 on the phone when I got to work on a call. In to the office and CB was in the big office this morning. At the desk getting things cleaned up. Had a many faceted day and headed out a bit late. Home and G has a friend over. Not home for but a minute and then LG, G's friend and I headed to D's baseball game here in Gahanna, J stayed home to practice his Xbox skills... D had a great game, lots of hits and some good plays at short. Austin, D's friend, yelled over to me for some help as the team was out of water and he couldn't figure out how to get them more. We headed into the bathroom and improvised... After the game we headed home and had some subs. D helped me in the garge rearrange the Google Wifi so the mesh access points could be hard wired for better coverage. We got that done and a bit of cabling and all is good. I tied off with D&J on a couple of things and headed to bed to watch Game of Thrones with G and his buddy Jeremy playing downstairs on the Xboxes.

20190624 - Leadership Position?

20190624 - Up in the am and L had quite a time getting J out the door for XC... They returned before I left, they went to the wrong location so J had to go run around the neighborhood on his own, L and Lilly headed out for a walk and I headed to work. To work and had a fill day of getting caught up and moving projects forward. Headed out a bit late. D worked at the lawyers today, J got some thing posted on ebay and G painted some fence and helped L in the yard. Home and J had cooked dinner and LJ&I ate, D&G home from Dbat a bit later and joined us. J drove G&I to Scouts, D had to run some awards I left on the desk over and he stayed a bit to talk to folks. Good meeting, got a lot done, J running for Senior Patrol Leader... After the meeting we headed home and finished watching game 1 of the College World Series. To bed, watching Game of Thrones and looking for things on Amazon until too late.

20190623 - Runnerups

20190623 - Up way too early and drove back to CMH and straight to D's game, they did good and won. Home and checked in with J. I worked on getting the garage cleaned out a bit. D and Mason, a boy from his team stopped by and Gma&paW stopped too. GpaW got a part for the Shopsmith fixed and I tested it out, it will fit. Worked in the garage until it was time to go back to watch D's team in the Columbus Braves Classic Championship game. They played a HUGE team, the Cleveland Blue Sox, and got beat 9-1, D scoring the only run, and they came in 2nd place. It was the first time in the 7 years of the tournament the Braves made it to the Championship game. After the game Gma&paW took us to Arby's for dinner. GpaW is losing his marbles... Home and we all settled in a bit to get ready for the week. We watched a new funny show 'Holey Moley' about mini-golf that was hilarious. All to bed and I was out like a light.

20190622 - Unpleasant Day

20190622 - Up in the am and headed over to the fields with G, L vanished and went with Tiff... Got to the fields and the team we played was REALLY good. The boys hung on and got closer than anyone else they played so far, but still got beat. After the game we headed back to the hotel. G&I hung out in the room and made our subs, L gone... Headed over the fields for our first bracket play game, not exactly sure how they seeded us... we got stuck playing a team of GIANTS, you can see G next to one of their 6'3" 12 yr old players... We got CRUSHED and tournament over, just like that...
After getting destroyed twice in one day we headed to the mini-golf to try and have some fun with the boys, but the place was rented out for a private event (the Ghost Busters were there) so we did some bowling. Apparently something happened with G and Amaya and when asked to apologize, rather than just doing it G lost his mind in front of everyone and L&I excused our selves and took our completely out of control child to the car and left. A very unpleasant car ride back to the hotel and everyone straight to bed.

20190621 - Extravaganza

20190621 - Up in the am and Bryce's Mom got J home and D ran him over for his last day of Driver's Ed, he passed the test, only missed 1 question! Now he needs to schedule his in car driving. LG&I headed to the ball field for a good day + 2 Ws. G got a triple during one of his at bats. After the games we didn't want to hang out in the hotel so we grabbed Owen and headed out for some mini-golf, Owen somehow beat us all despite my 4 hole in ones! We then got some ice cream and swung by a yard art extravaganza on the way back to the hotel where the team got to swim and hang out while the adults hung out in the lobby.

20190620 - Crafty

20190620 - I worked from home today, J went to XC this morning after some convincing... Had a couple calls and got on the road about 12. went to the Post Office, Gas Station, Bank and McD's on the way out of town. Long drive over to Westfield IN where we got settled in to the hotel and then headed out for dinner. We went to Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream, G&I went there a couple years ago, and got the HUGE burger and hot dog! We had a feast and a good time and then completely out of the blue G melted down in the restaurant...  We made a quick exit and discovered there was a lot of teasing going on through texts with his teammates.... On the Kroger and we got things to make subs and snack on for the next couple days. We then headed back to the hotel where G got to go swimming for a bit. Late at night I got notifications from our cameras the D&J were busy doing crafty things in the kitchen.


20190619 - Rained Out

20190619 - Up in the am, L checked on D to make sure he was up and getting the McClain kids up ready and out, J getting ready for driving school. I headed in to the office not realizing I am only working half day tomorrow as we have baseball in Indiana all weekend so lots to get done today... Headed home through pouring rain and picked L&G up to head to G's baseball game. The boys were a little slow and and we called the game an inning early due to lightning and they took a L for the evening.

20190618 - Shoot'em Up

20190618 - Up in the am, D to work and J to driver's ed and I headed in to the office with a stack of stuff to get through. Busy day. didn't get through the stack... but got a lot done... Headed home and stuck in really bad traffic on way home. Missed Andy Reed dropping of a 30 pack of Natty for me, he left it outside garage. Home and got the beer put away, D home from dropping Amaya off at pool, G&Brady playing in backyard & Xbox. I cooked some burgers and dogs and turned the Xbox off so G&Brady would join us for dinner. After dinner the boys shot BB guns for a bit, then D headed to McClain's with Brady and G&I head to Scout Board of Review, L&J played UNO, Jack was a dancing mess. G got his Second Class rank so he is all good to go for summer camp. Headed home and LJG&I watched some TV before heading to bed. Up late watching Game of Thrones. NOt sure why I watch it, horrible things happen...

20190617 - Runday

20190617 - Up in the am and dropped J off at driver's ed on the way in to work. In to work and going through stack of stuff making progress on many fronts. Headed out a bit late. Home and ate quick with all. Then we all split up again... I headed to the Booster meeting and J&G headed to Scouts. Booster meeting was good and short so I headed to Scouts to get J&G. Home and I got Doc and headed to to Bible Bangers, our friend Scott's son left for the Marines for 5 year today. Home and watched some Game of Thrones.

20190616 + Father's Day

20190616 + Up in the am slow, no baseball today, rained too much last night so everything local cancelled. D still had his game in MI but that was 5 hrs away... Got up and around and G&I ran to Kroger to get some cookout supplies and cash. Headed home, ate our Reese's reward on the way, Got stuff put away and then LJG&I headed to Creekside for the Jazz & Blues Fest. We walked around, listened to some music, we knew one of the guys playing and chatted with them after their set for a bit. We headed over to the rides section of the event and the boys didn't want to ride anything, too much 'stuff for little kids', but we did get a funnel cake and huge lemonade. We meandered back through town and stopped at a couple tents and ran in to some more people we knew and then headed home (reminder to self, not worth the $40). Hung out on the back porch for a bit and then G&I had a corn hole tournament. After that J&G attempted to play spike ball, it was a disaster and G went in screaming and crying... Gma&paW showed up and we had a nice cookout. J&GpaW worked on the Shopsmith and then JG,GmaW&I played a couple rounds of corn hole. After Gma&psW left it wan't long before  and his teammates showed up from their butt whooping and 5hr drive. Some of the boys left and D& Javen helped me get the lathe re-positioned and started creating a bat. Everyone gone and boys ready for bed. up late watching Game of Thrones.

20190615 - Shed Work

20190615 - Up early in the am to see D and his teammates off as they head to MI for some games this weekend, they are taking L's big car. We got J's friends picked up and then LG&I headed to the baseball fields for a game. It was a good game and they barely pulled it off but got the W. After the game we headed to BWs for lunch with the team. Home and J had the basement and his room nice and clean. LJG&I then headed to the shed to do our annual clean out. It was sprinkling a bit but we are pretty good at it now so we got it all cleaned up before the heavy rains came. We hung out at home and watched a movie.