20190131 - Thumb Sucker

20190131 - Up in the am and it is -5. No school for the boys so I let the car warm up for 30 min while I got ready and then headed in to work. Hit the ground running, Had meetings ALL DAY LONG... but good ones. Home and had dinner with L and then JG&I headed to the basement to watch Buster Scruggs, weird movie, and L watch her shows upstairs and worked on her puzzle.

20190130 - Puzzling

20190130 + Up in the am and no school for the boys, it is 1 degree as I head in to work. Had a meeting in the main conf room and the room is only 50 degrees, too cold to work. Spent too much time looking for alternate meeting space. Eventually had a productive day. Headed home late, L fed us, G ran to the post office with me and then went to a buddy's for the night. J had 2 friends, over. L&I watched some movies, I did some work on the PC and L worked on a puzzle.

20190129 - Major Award

20190129 - Up in the am in good time and I dropped J off at school through blowing snow... Roads weren't bad on the way in. In to work and at the desk in the quiet morning getting things done. Had a good day and got things lined up for some system changes tomorrow morning. We had a big meeting and Keith won an major award. Headed home and got L&G and then on to Bexley for an intense basketball game. G only got hurt once... The boys won! Home and G got cleaned up and then we all watched a movie before heading to bed.

20190128 - 3 Bigs Down

20190128 - Up and J on me about getting to school on time... In to work frustrated... Focused on a big change I have to push through today. It was a LONG day of lining everything up to see clear. Got things in order by time to get home and change will be in place Wed. Home for a second before running out to get J from track. Home and had dinner with LJ&G. I then headed out for a pretty exciting Booster meeting and L took J&G to Scouts. J&G got the 3 big merit badges done for Scouts tonight, 3 months of work on the 3 badges that often prevent boys from getting their Eagle are now out of the way! Home for a minute and then got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers for a nice meeting. Home and up until 2am doing Booster stuff.

20190127 - Family Dinner

20190127 - Up in the am and ran to pick G up from his buddy's and drop him off at baseball. Stopped to get gas on the way home. Home for not long trying to get some things done and then ran back out to get G and drop him off at a basketball friend's house to get him to a game this afternoon. Swung by the house to get L&J and head to Zanesville. On the way I asked J to help with an easy task on the drive and J melted down... Had a nice lunck with Gma&paB, the Coles and L's uncle Kenny and aunt Suzzie for Steve's 72 bday. After lunch we ran to Ken & sue's house for a house tour and dessert. We then loaded a huge generator up the Kenny gave to us and headed home. Home, G home, he's exhausted and melted down. Got boys cleaned up and watched a movie before heading to bed.

20190126 + 2 Grounders

20190126 + Up in the am and L&I got J&G settled in front of the Xboxes and headed up to the Farm. We worked on winterizing the Farmhouse as the furnace or gas line to it has stopped working. GmaW helped and we got it done in good time. We went up to GmaW's house and got her set up on ebay and she now has a couple of things for sale! GpaW came back from a funeral and I reviewed what we did in the Farmhouse with him, got the license place sticker on our trailer and headed back to Gahanna to catch the end of G's basketball game; we got to see him hit the ground 2x... The boys won against a team we REALLY wanted to beat.  Home and J still glued to Xbox... I dropped G off at a buddy's for a sleep over. Home and got L and we headed to Gahanna Lanes to do some bowling for Tom's bday with some friends. Home late and forced J off the Xbox.

20190125 - Cirque du Soleil

20190125 - Up in the am and J not feeling well so he stayed home from school. I headed in and had a busy morning and a couple calls. Looking to be a very busy day. After work I took the back way back to Gahanna to meet LJ&G, Gma&paW and Mary and Lucia at Rusty Bucket for dinner. We had a nice dinner and the swung by the house for a minute and then headed down to Nationwide Arena to see the Crystal, a Cirque du Soleil play on ice. It was pretty cool and boys really liked it. We got home pretty easy and folks headed home. GpaW trying to figure out what to do about the furnace out at the Farmhouse.

20190124 + Taxi Driver

20190124 + Up in the am and some snow on the ground after yesterdays monsoons. Dropped J off at school, got gas and headed in to work. Got to work and fast morning getting emails out of the way so I can spend the day focused on a bigger project. Finished the day organizing the IT department and then headed home to act as a taxi driver the rest of the night. We had dinner and then I ran G way out to baseball practice. Back home for a couple of minutes and then picked up another boy for basketball practice and way out to get G and delivered them both to basketball. Home and someone brought G home so it saved me one trip. Watched some TV with the boys after they got all cleaned up and then headed to bed.

20190123 - Bfast for Dinner

20190123 - Up in the am and raining like crazy this morning. Dropped J off at school and headed in to a mess of services not online and the company at a standstill... Trying to get things figured out and lined up for the day. Busy day with a surprise free lunch from a chiropractors office. Finished the day strong and headed out a bit late. Home and L made us bfast for dinner and we all ate together. After dinner we watched a movie and all boys to bed. I stayed up late doing some work stuff.

20190122 - Not Up Too Terribly Late

20190122 - Up in the freezing am and in to work, boys on a 2 hour delay today. Got in to work and since I'm helping out with IT I am swamped... Got things organized in the morning and ready for calls in the afternoon. Ended up getting a lot of things done today. Headed home and G was at batting practice and I said hi to L and had to go back out and pick J up from track. Home and LJ&I had dinner. Tom and Landon brought G home and stayed fro some dinner and we got some things done for G's baseball team online. After they left I got the laptop out and finished up some last details before turning on a website I have been working on. Not up too terribly late.

20190121 - Cold Drive to the Rim

20190121 - Up slow in the am and headed in to work through the 1 degree weather passing a lot of accidents on 270 this morning. Hit the desk and organized things from the testing over the weekend. Everything appears to be ok. L&G heading downtown for a basketball tournament today, I am going to try and get out of here early to watch some of the games. Headed out and got to G's 2nd game as it was wrapping up, they won! We had a break before the next game so LG&I ran to a Mr. Hero that close for lunch YUM! Headed back to the school and had 2 more intense games, the second was the championship game. The boys played really good the last 3 minutes and ended up losing by 1 :-o Home and I did some work on the Scout Library. L&I hung out and watched some TV while the boys played Xbox. Evening wound down and we watched some of America's Got Talent and I headed out with Doc to a good Bible Bangers.

20190120 + Robed Bfast

20190120 + Up in the am we have about 6 inches of snow. I worked on the Troop 98 library and other yearly takes, adding fairs to the calendar, cleaning out folders etc... Ran to pick J up from his camping trip and he had a good time and didn't freeze to death. Got ebay things shipped and then G&I went out in the cold to the post office, gas station and grocery. We got our supplies and then headed home and I cooked the TV dinners we got. J&G playing the Xboxes and the McClains came over to watch a football game with us and chat and get caught up. It was a nice visit and some good football. I stayed up late (3am) to finish up the Scout Library job.

20190119 - Lost Trouble

20190119 - Up in the am and headed in to work to do some testing on the software changes we had put in place. Everything went well and we were out of there by noon. Home and I spent the afternoon at the desk paying bills and getting things organized. G had his buddy Owen over and they beat me in the 1st game of Trouble so they were allowed to play the Xbox. They got set up in the room over the garage. L&I watched a couple of movies as I went through all our paperwork for 2018, preparing for taxes... I shut the gamers down at 2am and headed to bed.

20190118 - J Camper

20190118 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a bunch of meetings in the am and pushed a lot of actions out. We believe we have everything in line to test tomorrow. Headed home, no blizzard yet... Got home and we got J packed up to go on a Scout campout. We dropped J off at the church and LG&I headed to Hickory House for a really good dinner. After dinner we headed home and watched a movie.

20190117 - Over His Head

20190117 - Up in the am, L out early for a Dr. Appointment so us boys were on our own to get out of the house today. J&I headed out, G already up so I think we are in good shape. Dropped J off at school and on in to work. Crossing t's and dotting i's  for the software upgrade this weekend. Home and had dinner with LJ&G and then ran to baseball practice. Home for a minute, L ran to a preschool advertising event and I ran J to Kroger so he could get supplies for camping this weekend and back out to pick G up. Delivered G to basketball but the doors were locked... so ran and got J, called the coach, got he door open and dropped G off. Home and sat with L for a minute and then back out to pick G up. Home and up until 2am setting up my 30 yr class reunion... I'm getting too old for all this...

20190116 - Old Kathy

20190116 - Up in the am, slept like a rock last night, took my time getting around as the boys are on a 2 hr delay this morning. Headed in to work and have no idea why there would be a 2hr delay, roads were fine... In to the office and let Derek know we are cousins, HAHA! Had a meeting with the guys in India and then at the desk developing the rest of the day. Got a ton done. Home and had dinner with LJ&G, we played some UNO after dinner, boys would rather be on the Xbox... Then the boys went to the Xbox and L&I went to the gym. Home and I headed in to the office to do some more testing. Checked email before shutting down and Kathy, a friend form our days in Wilmington, sent me an email, we are going to get on a call together soon to catch up. To bed LATE.

20190115 + Personal Chef

20190115 + Up a bit earlier today and dropped J off and headed into work. VERY quiet in the office this morning, have a busy day planned. Got a bunch of stuff done and had a couple calls. Headed over to the new building to chat with CB a bit. Home in good time and had some left over wings before running G out to batting practice. I stayed and worked with Tom on some baseball stuff. Home and L&I watched some TV while the boys were on the Xboxes. I set up a site for the 15U baseball team and headed to bed.

20190114 - Mondays are LONG

20190114 - Up in the am and had a rough start with J and his smart mouth. May let him walk to school for a couple days and see if it changes his tune... In to work and hit the desk, getting caught up from the weekend and getting this week planned. Finished up a busy day with things looking to be on track for the week. Headed home, had dinner with LJ&G, ran G to basketball, home for only a minute before running J to Scouts and I checked in with the guys. Left Scout to get G and bring him back to Scouts. Finished the meeting and headed home to drop of J&G and get Doc. Doc and I headed to McD's and met up with the guys for the first Bible Bangers meeting of 2019. Great to see the guys again and get caught up. Home and up very late (4am) getting things done for Boosters.

20190113 - A Boy and his Dog

20190113 - Up late, J and his friends up until 4am... ran G to baseball practice. Home and at desk for the rest of the morning. Got ebay stuff shipped and then LG&I stopped at a FedEx box, Post office and bank on way to G's game in Worthington. The boys played well, G seemed a bit off, only scored 1, but they still won. Home and worked on Wilmington College baseball site and added schedule. Worked on G's baseball team's fundraising events which put me to bed late.

20190112 + Never Heard of Such a Thing...

20190112 + Up in the am and at the desk all morning. Got things ready to ship and had J drive me to the post office and then Reynoldsburg to pick up some auction items. A warning light came on in J's car about the power steering so we swung in to an auto parts place, got some power steering fluid and then couldn't find the power steering reservoir... neither could the guys at the auto parts store... headed home, stopped at Tuffy and they checked it out = electronic power steering, no reservoir.. I have never heard of such a thing... Home and L&I took G to his basketball game. The boys played well, G had one of his best games yet, they won. Home and I worked a bit more in the office and then ordered pizzas. I ran out to get the pizzas and J had a couple of friends show up to spend the night. Watched a movie with L and then we watched and old Disney movie, 'Blank Check' with G before heading to bed.

20190111 - Nice Boots

20190111 - Up in the am and dropped J at school and headed in to a quiet office. Making lists right out of the gate to get things organized for a productive and relaxing weekend. Had a long day for a Friday. Headed home and picked L up, J&G elected to stay home and play Fortnite... L&I went to PF Chang's for a very nice dinner. We then stopped at LL Bean to exchange my boots again, finally got a pair that fit very nice. Home and watched a movie with J&G.

20180110 - No Idea

20180110 - Up in the am, new bed not nearly as soft and comfortable as the old one in my opinion, L loved it.  Drove through some flurries to drop J off and get to work. To the desk and lining things up for a very busy day of meetings, testing and calls. Had good progress today and testing started. Finished off the day and headed home. Home and found some food, fell asleep in the chair, sent to pick G up from baseball and take him to basketball. Home had no idea J had been home the whole time, up in his room coupled with the Xbox... Ran to pick G up from basketball. Home and headed to bed in good time.

20190109 - D Back to School

20190109 - Up in the am and drove through some light flurries to get J to school. In to work with all the folks driving like it was a blizzard... Got to desk and organized for a busy meeting day. Pretty stressful day... Headed to City Hall in Gahanna and got sworn in to the Landscape Board for another term. Home and ate, D left for school this afternoon. I beat G at a new baseball pinball game he got for Christmas and Mastermind, we had a blast. Everyone headed to bed and L and I got our new mattress today, we'll see how sleep goes on it.

20190108 - Eagle Friends

20190108 - Up in the am and time for the boys to go back to school. I dropped J off and headed in to work. Have new software changes to test today. Had a busy day at work and then headed home. Home and L&I disassembled our bed, expecting a new mattress tomorrow afternoon while D&G were at the baseball place and J was running 4 miles... I ran to pick J up and then L&I headed to Westerville to an Eagle Scout Board of Review for Cameron Varney; HE DID IT! Cameron is now an Eagle Scout! Congrats! After the BOR L&I met DJ&G at O'Chaley's for a farewell dinner for D, he is heading back to school tomorrow. We had a nice dinner and them headed home to relax. G&I played a couple rounds of 'Mastermind' and then everyone to bed, L&I camped out on the floor for the night.

20190107 + Some Control

20190107 + Up in the am and in to work. Had a busy day getting a lot of things done. Headed home late through traffic. L ran G to basketball, LJD DGF8 and I had dinner and then I relaxed a bit before taking J to Scouts where I delivered awards and begged for a Merit Badge list... Ran to pick up G from basketball and back to Scouts. J proclaimed he liked being the Scribe for the Troop, he has some control over things... Home and watched the NCAA Football Championship game. Clemson played an amazing game! Up late.

20190106 - Basketball Family Dinner

20190106 - Everyone up late in the am. I attached myself to the desk and got things done and lined up for the next couple of weeks. In the afternoon We all headed to Marion where we met up with Gma&paW, Roger and Jeane and Greg and Debbie for G's basketball game. G had one of his bet games this year and the boys won. After the game we headed to Ralphies for a nice dinner. A nice quiet long drive home and all to bed in good time.

20190105 - Basketball & UNO

20190105 - Up in the am later than I wanted but J&Trent kept me up most of the night... I got a couple of things done and helped J install a cell phone holder in his car, backup camera wouldn't work, too big of a screen. In the afternoon LG&I swung by the post office and to get gas on the way to Granville for G's basketball game. We ran into the Christian and Becket Long at the game and we got beat BAD! Home and D and DGF8 were there, J's buddy Bryce showed up too and we all played UNO for bit. J&Bryce up late...

20190104 - Beatdown!

20190104 - Up in the am and in to the office a bit late. Focusing on year end, email clean up and scheduling new projects. Finished up work and headed home. L made a big steak dinner for us and we all sat down together and ate. After dinner G's buddy Trent came over to spend the night and I got to beat them in Trouble before they headed down to yell and scream at the Xbox until 4am...

20190103 - Aquagirl?

20190103 - Up in the am and in to work. Had an easier day on the discussion front and spent some time developing a CRM system. I headed home and had a couple calls on the way. Got home only for a min before Gma&paW arrived. LJG, Gma&paW and I then headed to Cane's for dinner, D was at a movie with DGF8. We had a good dinner, I headed to the car a few min early to make another cal, about Boosters this time. We then headed over to the theater and saw the new Aquaman, it was awesome! After the movie we all headed home. Home and caught up with D for a bit and everyone to bed in good time.

20190102 - New Issues

20190102 - Up slow in the am and in to work to an inbox full of 2019 systems issues... Spent a LOT of time dealing with last minute changes to the project I have been working on... Headed home after a frustrating day... Had some dinner, G got home from basketball practice and we all headed to the basement to watch 'Peppermint'. It was a great action movie. Everyone to bed in good time.

20190101 + New Year's Day

20190101 + Up in the am and got some ebay things shipped and L got J&G around and we all headed to Delaware for a Kraft Family New Year's Day lunch. We had to ring D's phone to get him moving... When we arrived I had to pick the lock on the HVAC system to shut off the blasting heat so we all didn't bake and then we had a nice lunch and got to visit with folks. D showed up and ate and then LDJG&I walked down to GGmaK's apartment and shouted at here for a couple of minutes, she is doing ok considering her age. We head back to the party for just a bit and then headed home, J rode with D and LG&I swung by the post office and the McClain's on the way home to ship things and pick up L's purse. Home and D&I ran to LL Bean to exchange our boots Gma W got us and it took fooorrreevvveeerrr... Finally got the boots, Not sure mine are still the right size, will have to wait and see... We swung through Buffalo Wings and placed and order and then home to try and catch up on the OSU Rose Bowl game. D ran back and picked up our food and we all settled in the basement to watch the game. The Buckeyes made us very nervous towards the end but pulled off the win. L&J headed to bed and DG&I stayed up watching more football and playing UNO on our phones with Thomas. D eventually went to bed and G&I stayed up to finish the Sugar Bowl. To bed and could not sleep. Last glance at the clock 3:30am....