20190228 - YAWN!!!

20190228 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way to work, he hasn't been feeling great. In to a quiet office and lining things up for a productive day. Got a bunch done and started on a new app before I left. Figured out the secret for the new app on the way home. Home and L made us dinner and ran G to baseball, J up in his room on the Xbox and I locked in to the PC in my office and started building. Eventually every got home and Tom came over and we did some things for the team. I then sat back down at the PC for more building... G came down at 2am and I finished up on the PC and hung out with him for a bit before crashing. G still couldn't sleep and got L up at 3...  YAWN!!!

20190227 + She's Painting Again

20190227 + Up in the am, moving slow. J not feeling well but still went to school. Dropped J off and in to the office getting ready for a visitor today to make some more headway. Got a lot of things done and direction defined today. Headed home and collapsed in a chair. L called me for dinner, G losing his mind about the Xbox so I just left the table, I can't listen to him go on and on about a game. L made the boys do the dishes and she painted the bedroom, I headed downstairs and watched The Walking Dead I missed Sunday. We gathered in the living room and watched some TV while I got some things done on the PC. Up to late.

20190226 - D's Teammates

20190226 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Got to work and got the day rolling. Helped GmaW with some ebay stuff between emails and calls. Got a bunch done at the desk today and had a last min data crunch exercise come in. Out a bit late, took the back way home. Pulled in as L was taking G to baseball. I headed in and J was up on the Xbox, I headed into the office and got a cross country middle school Team App set up with Brian for his team. Hung out in the living room with L watching TV all evening, J&G in and out. Everyone headed to bed, I stayed up a bit and set up more middle school teams.

20190225 + Pray for Doc!

20190225 + Up SLOW in the am. J&G didn't have school for some reason so I got a slow start. In to the office and was off beat all day, hard to make headway on any front... Eventually headed home late. Had dinner with L and then ran out to a Booster meeting while L took J&G to Scouts. It was a good meeting and I got home about 8:30, L had already picked the boys up. We cancelled Bible Bangers for the night as too many of us were too busy. I did have a call with Doc and talked to his friend Ms. Crews. She let me know that Doc would not be going to Bible Bangers next Monday as he is scheduled for surgery next Tuesday morning at Grant to have a 7cm cancerous mass removed from one of his lungs... Praying for Doc!

20190224 - Checking Things Out

20190224 - Up in the am and we took all our stuff, got packed up and J&G climbed the water tower to see the sights before we all jumped in the car and headed to McD's for bfast and on to the grave of King Tut and the ball field. Much windier and colder today than yesterday. The game started and no D on the field. J&G had had enough of waiting on D to play so they bailed out to sit in the warm car and play on their phones. L&I huddled in the stands and cheered on the team. After 4 innings I went to check on J&G and they had migrated to the practice turf Football field to have some fun. As I returned to my seat at the top of the 6th D ran in to the short stop position! I called J&G and they came running to watch. D did great in the field, turned a double play and picked a guy off stealing. He only got one at bat and hit it up the middle on the ground and thrown out at first, but came with an RBI so it was a quality at bat. WC Baseball lost 8-5 and we hung out a bit until the team walked out, said by to Dylan and then headed home with a stop about an hour up the road to see Pollard's Collection, 350 bumpers planet in the ground (bumper crop) an airplane crashed in his backyard and other stuff all over. We grabbed a bite to eat and hit the road for another 3 hours, got stuck in traffic for an hour, stopped to eat and drove 3 more hours. Finally home to find Lilly hiding in the bathtub scared of the high winds...  It was too much driving, too cold, too windy, too wet, but we got to see our boy play 3 innings at the next level as a freshman. Definitely worth the trip!

20190223 - Rainy Sights

20190223 - Up in the am and we ran through Mcd's on the way to the ball field. It was cold and damp but thankfully not raining. We sat through the game and D didn't get play... After the game we headed for a famous restaurant that  had gone out of business... So we went to the next place Harbaugh's and had an awesome meal. We talked to D a couple time, apparently there was an issue with the teams credit card and they couldn't get food for everyone. That resolved itself before we bought food for the team... LJG&I then headed to the top of Bald Knob mountain to the Cross of Peace where you can see forever, 6500 square miles for an awesome view. Well with he weather we couldn't even see the cross from the visitors center about 200 yards away... We went to the cross anyway and looked at the fog. Back down the mountain and to a art gallery that had a secret garden that was super cool. After exploring that we saw Boomer's (the world's fastest 3 legged dog) monument and back to the ball field for game 2 where in the middle of the game it started raining. We sat through the game and D didn't get to play... After the game we headed back to the cabin to eat but D called us and could go to dinner with us so we went and got him. We went to an Italian place that wasn't very good and had dinner. We then drove through a CVS to get some meds for his cough. Back to the cabin and relaxed and warmed up a bit before turning in.

20130222 - Trip to Carbondale IL

20130222 - Up in the am slowly and dropped J off at school and got gas. In to work and today was a pot luck day so I picked at food all day between emails and calls. Spent the early afternoon cleaning things up and building a project management tool. Headed home a bit early and got LJ&G. We had the neighbors over for quick instructions on Lilly and we all headed to Carbondale IL...  We drove a bit. Then drove some more. And then some more... finally taking a break in Terra Haute IN at a Cracker Barrel for dinner. Back on the road for like what seemed forever and arrived at the Giant City State Park where we occupied cabin 14. It was very nice and we were all thrilled to be out of the car after our 8 hour journey!

20190221 - Proud of D

20190221 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school. In to work for a busy day with a big company meeting and progress on many fronts. Headed home and had a stack of stuff to do so headed straight into the office. L got G to baseball and then they hung out the rest of the night and I stuck to the desk until 2am... Headed to bed and the phone buzzed... I picked it up and it was a tweet from D about baseball. He made the travel team. Texted with him a bit and then drifted off to sleep very proud of that boy for sticking with it and working hard to get where he is.

20190220 + Much Bickering

20190220 + Up slow in the am as boys and L did not have school. Drove in to work and roads were ok until hit Worthington and they were a mess. In to work and not many in today, getting things done in the quiet office. Had a pretty productive day and headed home late. L cooked a really good dinner and we all ate together. After dinner J&G did the dishes with much bickering and then we watched the movie Overlord, a bit too intense for L&G, J&I liked it. To bed, up late watching videos on the ph.

20190219 - Jersey

20190219 - Up in the am and dropped J at school on the way in to the office. Got caught up on mail and ready for a day of calls and meetings. Hand incredibly full day of meetings and calls and headed out a bit late. Home and ate with the fam and then we tried to play an Oregon Trail card game.. that didn't work very well, too complicated... We then played some Rumikub and I lost horribly, couldn't play until the last round. We watched some of the Wilmington NCAA Tournament basketball game that D was at, they lost. D got his baseball jerseys today. We watched a bit more TV and I fell asleep a couple of times.

20190218 - Had a Monday

20190218 - Up in the am slowly as LJ&G were home with the day off from school. I got ready and headed in to work L went out to meet some of her friends for bfast. I had a busy morning with meetings and getting things ready for the week. Had a Monday and headed home... Home and had dinner with the fam and then found out the Booster meeting I prepared for is not tonight, but next week... so I went to the Boy Scout TLC meeting with J and hung out a bit. After the Scout meeting I got Doc and we headed to Bible Bangers for a good discussion. Home and up till 3am getting things ready for taxes.

20190217 + Tapping Trees

20190217 + Up in the am and LJG&I to church. Home and I rushed G out to baseball practice, some were annoyed we were late, my response, God before baseball... they will get over it... I stayed there and talked with folks until practice was over and then headed home. I got stuff out to work on and the boys played on the Xboxes as I did things for G's baseball team and the boosters all afternoon. In the evening L ran the boys to youth group at church and brought us dinner home. I had to run and take G and Brady to the laser place as there were not enough seats in the church vehicles to take everyone. A lot of J&G's friends were at the laser place and they had a blast. I headed home and Chris and Vinnie stopped over to watch The Walking Dead. L ran to pick up J&G and after the show we all headed to bed. I woke up with the TV on and was a wake doing things on the PC until late.

20190216 - Great to See My Boy

20190216 - Up in the am and at the desk doing biweekly money stuff. Got a bunch of other things organized and then had J drive me around on errands, he was a bit more aggressive in the car this time... Home and got L&G and we headed to Delaware for G's basketball game. G did really well and the boys played hard but they lost, this marks the end of the season. Gma&paW came down to watch the game and we were going to do something with them afterwards but J had contacted me and let me know D was coming home. So I worked it out with Gma&paW that we would eat in Gahanna, so we could meet up with D, but it was a bit too much driving so LGI headed home, picked J up on the way and then on to MOD Pizza. We were standing in line and D walked in and surprised L and she hugged him so tight and so long he turned blue. He had brought a new girl with him and we all had a nice dinner and conversation. After dinner L went with D & DGF9 to Kroger to get him some groceries and gas. Home and we all played UNO for a bit before D had to get on the road to get DGF9 home. Everyone to bed in good time, I stayed up and made sure D got DGF9 home and himself, to bed late. Great to see my boy.

20190215 + Fitzy's Old Fashion Diner

20190215 + Up in the am and L beat me out the door as J&G don't have school today. Rolled in to work and had a pretty frustrating morning. Cleared the decks in the afternoon to get things lined up for a productive weekend and start of next week. Home and picked up LJ&G and dropped J&G off at a Scout merit badge overnighter. L&I then headed the back-way across town to try a new place, the Thai Mango. We got the front door and L would not go in.... So we walked next door and ate at Fitzy's Old Fashion Diner. It was really good and since we were next to a theater with no kids we decided to a movie. We saw the Upside, it was a cute movie. During the movie J called, multiple times, until I stepped out and took the call; J&G decided they didn't want to stay all night because the guy they were to meet with the next day was sick and not going to be there... So we headed home and picked J&G up and brought them home... I was up late working at the desk.

20190214 - Good Leftovers

20190214 - Up in the am and got to take my time getting ready and in to work today as L is taking J&G to the dentist 1st thing this am and they didn't have to go in to school In to work and a busy morning of ideas and building things. Headed home a bit late and we had left overs for dinner, my steak was still fantastic on day 2. I ran to pick G up from baseball and dropped him off at basketball. Home and did some work until time to get G, ran to pick him up and then did more work watching TV with L&G until bed time. J had a buddy over to play video games all night.

20190213 + Pretty Girl

20190213 + Up in the am and J running late, got him to school and to work through thick traffic. Getting things done in good order this morning. Day went pretty fast and I got a lot of things done, minus the last boring 2hr con call. Headed home, got L, she is all dressed up and very pretty, and we headed to the Ocean Club at Easton. We had a FANTASTIC meal and it was nice and relaxing. We picked up some Cinnabon cinnamon rolls on the way out for bfast tomorrow. Home and watched some TV with G, J hiding in his room until bed time. Stayed up doing a couple of things but not terribly late.

20190212 + Phantom Phone

20190212 + Up in the am, G home from school sick today, dropped J off at school in the pouring rain. Normal path to work was blocked so tried an alternative, it was blocked as well so 3rd option worked and got to work 15 min late. At the desk getting things ready for a busy day. Had one of those days where things came in faster than could be done... Finished up the day and headed home. L made some good chicken noodle soup for G and we all had a good dinner. I headed out to Scouts for a board of review and we didn't have any scouts show up but had a good leader meeting. Home and got boys to bed and worked on booster stuff until late along with J and his phantom phone that is keeping him too late...

20190211 - Alphabetizing

20190211 - Up in the am and G staying home from school sick today, I dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Hit the ground running with a huge list of things to get done today. List moving slower than normal by mid-day. Had a couple of calls in the afternoon and got more done. Headed home and G still feverish, J home, no practice due to the rain. We had a good dinner and then J&I went to Scouts where I had a little guy help me alphabetize the merit badge books. Home and I got Doc and we went to Bible Bangers. Home not too late, but up late on PC.

20190210 + J Bear

20190210 + Up in the am and J (a HORRIBLE BEAR this morning...) & G got ready for Scout Sunday. We barely got to church on time (J) and J&G helped with the service, passing out bulletins, collecting offering etc. We survived church and headed home where G did a quick change and I ran him to baseball practice. Home for just a minute talking to crazy Dave on way, got some stuff and headed back to pick G up. G&I went to the bank to get $ for D out and then hit the gas station. Home for a bit, J sleeping... and G hit the Xbox instead of sleeping, L doing laundry and I got a bunch done at the desk and cleaned out the NFL stuff out of ebay. In the afternoon we got J up (still a BEAR) and headed out through the thick snow to drop things off at Goodwill and on to G game in Reynoldsburg through some pretty heavy snow. G fell asleep. It was slow going but we got there and played some ball. The boys played great to start and almost lost it in the end. They pulled out a W and we headed back out into the snow. We stopped at the Winking Lizard for a light dinner and then on home, J&G fell asleep...  Home and I did some work on the scout merit badge books until Chris and Vinny showed up to watch The Walking Dead, it was a good show tonight. After the guys left, I stayed up late watching the 100 and finishing up the merit badge book review.

20190209 - Weight Lifting

20190209 - Up in the am and got ebay stuff shipped. G&I then ran out to get our hair cut. Home and J&I went out on some errands, bank, and back roads to Reynoldsburg to pick up some auction wins. We swung by Harbor Freight to pick up a grinder on the way home and J took the highway back :-o  Home just in time to get L&G and head to Grove City for a basketball double header for G, G fell asleep on the way... Boys were asleep for the first game and lost it and then woke up and won the 2nd game. D called us as we walked to the car and filled us in. Home and we picked up some pizzas on the way and the Amos and Moros families came over and hung out for a while.

20190208 - Vanishing Time

20190208 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school and in to the office for a bunch of meeting right out of the gate. I can't believe the morning has vanished... and the rest of day as well... Stayed a bit late to finish off one formula and then headed home just in time to pick up LJ&G and we met Penn & Conor for dinner at the Gahanna Grill. It was a good meal and good to catch up. Home after dinner and J had a couple of buddies over to spend the night. I was up late doing stuff.

20190207 - Crosswalk

20190207 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way to work. In to the office and had 2 meetings that took the whole morning. Saw Nissa, the mom of one of the boys on G's baseball team for years, walking across the parking lot, she works in the building across the road. Had a productive day and headed home in good time. It was a leftovers night so we all ate and watched some TV until time to take G to basketball practice. Ran G to practice and then home and to the desk to get some things done. Back out to pick G up and home and relaxed a bit until the boys headed to bed and I headed back into the office to get caught up. Done about 2:30am

20190206 - Puzzling

20190206 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school and took the back way half way to work to avoid traffic. Got into the office and it has been a pretty stressful morning. Finished up the incredibly busy day late and headed home. Home and L had dinner ready for us. We had a nice dinner and then J&G hit the Xboxes and I got some things done in the office for a bit and then joined L in the living room and we finished her puzzle while we watched TV. Up late getting things organized and done.

20190205 - Missed the End

20190205 - Up in the am and got J to school and headed in to work. Once at work I had to wrap things up at one location and move to another to resolve some invoicing issues. On the phone all morning and we made progress. Got through about half of what we needed to today and I finished up the day with a couple of calls. Headed home and we had dinner. J&G went to play the Xbox for a bit and then L worked on the puzzle, J got cleaned up and headed to bed, G&I watched a movie, I fell asleep and missed the end of it.

20190204 + 8 Mile Loop

20190204 + Up in the am and J moving slow, got him to school and in to the office to get organized as quickly as possible. Got a bunch done in the morning and then went to the other office for the remainder of the day. Finished the day in the new office and headed home through some pretty heavy traffic. Got home only for a minute and then G&I ran to pick up J from track practice. JG&I then headed to G's basketball practice and J told us about the 'G Loop' he just ran, from the high school to Creekside, North on the walking path all the way to Morris Rd, then East to Hamilton and then South back tot he high school, an 8 mile loop! Dropped G off at practice and J&I headed home and ate with L. After dinner J&I ran to Scouts to work in the library and catch up on our duties. We then picked G up from basketball and headed to the high school to pick up a cash register from the concession stand. Home for a minute before I got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers. It was Scott S's 50th bday today.

20190203 - To Fast but Fun

20190203 - L ran G to practice at D-Bats in the am while J&I tried to catch up on some sleep. She came home and got J&I up. I tried to get a couple things organized at the desk before L got G, swung by the house to get me and we headed out for a basketball double header. We drove south to Teays Valley  for a game where I sort of upset the other team with good record keeping stating they used all their timeouts...  They were not happy.. .Boys won that one. Next was a long drive up north to Johnstown for an intense game that the boys won. Gma&paW came to game in Johnstown. After game we rushed home, L ran to grocery, J&I shipped ebay, G got cleaned up, L home and J&G not ready... To the McClain's late and had dinner and watched 1st 3 quarters of an extremely boring Super Bowl, commercials and half time not even that good... Home to watch the 4th quarter and to bed as soon as game over, BEAT, weekend was way to fast, way too busy, but definitely fun.

20190202 - Smokin!

20190202 - Up in the am and headed out for J's indoor track meet at OSU. It was super cool but J and his teammates were put in a group of way older and faster competition that made them look like they were standing still... After the run we headed home, got some lunch on the way and dropped one of J's buddies off at his house. Home for only a minute and out to G's basketball game against his buddies. It was a super close game and G shot a 3 right at the buzzer for the win and it magically went in rolled around the inside of the rim and shot out... the crowd was electrified. But it didn't go through so they lost by 1. Home for a bit and then J&I headed to the gas station and grocery on the way to poker at our buddy mark's in Hebron while L went with the McClain's to a friends 40th bday party. J&I played poker and the horse racing game for hours and J won $80. It was a blast and it was good to see the guys again. J&I arrived home at 4am!

20190201 + Slow Trip

20190201 + Up in the am and there are about 7 inches of new snow on the ground. I got the car cleaned off and drove about 35mph to work, took 1hr... In to the office and getting things done. There were a lot of people missing today. Courtland brought in pizzas and had a trivia game at lunch that made the day fun. Headed home and roads were much better. Picked up LJ&G and we headed to Nazareth for a nice dinner and then the video store to pick up some movies. Home and we watched Night School, it was really funny, and then L&J headed up to bed and G&I watched Bench-warmers 2. To bed late.