20190331 - Gifts Out

20190331 - Up late and did some things in the office. D went with me to G's baseball practice and we hung out while the practice went on. We then swung by Meijer on the way home and got some gifts for L. Home and got J and J&I shipped some stuff and hit Meijer for more stuff for L. Home and I worked in the office. D headed back to school and the boys played on the Xboxes until they took a bike ride to pick up dinner. We ate at home and watched some TV until Chris & Vinnie showed up to watch the Walking Dead. After the show I stayed up late working on taxes and put L's present out so she had them in the am.

20190330 - Inside Rides

20190330 - Up in the am and had bfast at farm before packing up the boys and heading to Cleveland to hang out and then spend the night and watch D play baseball tomorrow. On the way up, about halfway there I received messages that the games tomorrow that we were going to see have been pushed back to Monday... We continued on and stopped at the IX center for a big indoor fair. It was definitely a fair with all the people watching we could stand. The boys had fun and rode some rides. We headed home with a quick stop at Jack Frost Donuts hoping to get some maple bacon donuts but they were sold out. We did get some other donuts that were AMAZING and hit the road. We drove home through HORRIBLE rain and made it home before dark. We hung out for just a minute before we headed out a gain and D met LJG&I at the theater to watch Captain Marvel. Awesome movie. Home after the movie and hung out talking to D about his plans for next year.

20190329 - Odd Jobs & Long Wait

20190329 - Up late in the am, took the day off as the boys are finishing up their Spring Break. I got a bunch of things done in the office so I wouldn't have to worry about them over the weekend. L ran some errands and when she got home we packed up and headed to the Farm to help do some odd jobs in prep of MSD@F. We got quite a few things done and then we all headed to the Mifflin in for dinner. It took forever and the food was good but the wait offset and flavor. Home and hung out for the evening, played some euchre until bedtime.

20190328 - Cut the Grass

20190328 - up in the am and dropped J off at school for track practice this morning on the way into the office. In to work and it is a very quiet morning. L and the boys cut down the grasses today. Finished the day and headed home. No plans tonight so we just hung out at home.

20190327 + Worth It

20190327 + Up in the am and in to work with a quick stop for gas and some OJ. Got settled in and had a meeting in the am with the ELT and a couple HRIS companies. Meeting went good and other than the mouse in the kitchen at the new building it was a good morning. Back to the other office and finished the day with some more meetings and getting things done. Out a bit early and home to get L. J out riding bikes with friends.and G screaming upstairs. L&I headed to Wittenberg and neither of them had any clue... We swung by an Arby's for dinner before getting to the field to watch D play. He only got in for a short period of time and they lost, but it was worth it to see D on the field. Home and got J&G settled and everyone to bed.

20190326 - Long Lost Bone

20190326 - Up and house quiet this morning. Headed in to the office and hoping some overnight changes will make a big impact to the operations, but have to wait until the end of the day to know for sure... IT WORKED! Things are moving much faster today!!! Headed out a bit late and got home. Nothing on the schedule tonight so hung out with L and Lilly with her long lost Christmas bone she found. J&G upstairs on Xboxes, came down later in the evening and we finished off the night. I stayed up late building a purchase request tool.

20190325 + Sworn In

20190325 + Up in the am and ready and out a bit later as boys are on Spring break. Headed to 25 for a morning meeting and then back to the big office. Very busy afternoon and got out on time and headed home. Had to skip dinner and drop G off at a friends for the night and headed to City Hall where I was sworn in the Civil Service Commission. Home and ate, J had a couple of friends show up to spend the night. L&I watched some American Idol, I ran to Bible Bangers with Doc, he's moving slow but still moving. Home not too late and L&I watched some more TV. Bed in good time tonight.

20190324 + J Farm Work & Drive

20190324 + Up in the am and all to church. Home for a quick change and J&I headed out, first to Mcd's and then a haircut and J drove the back roads to Farm. Once at the Farm we did a couple little jobs, checked out the woodhouse that is in dire need of roof replacement, cleaned up the barn floor a bit, covering holes and trying to persuade GpaW to do things the right way. We double checked the supplies in the springhouse and then packed up and J drove back on highway. Good trip getting things done, they look good for MSD@F and J did an excellent job getting me home with his lead foot... Home and hanging out with L, G's buddy Owen over to spend the night, they beat the crap out of me at Trouble, Vinnie over to watch The Walking Dead. Not up too late.

20190323 - D No Play

20190323 - Woke up nice and late, got cleaned up and L drove G&I to Wilmington to see D's baseball game. We got there and saw D wasn't playing so G&I gathered some pipestone. We then made our way down to the stands and Gma&paW were there as well as Russ & Nancy! We watched the game and D didn't get in and the boys WON! After the game L took the visitors on a tour around campus and I headed back into the woods and gathered a ton of pipestone, G eventually joined me. I headed back and watched the 2nd game with L, they won that one too, no playing time for D today :-( On the way home we stopped for dinner at Waffle House and then headed the rest of the way home. Home and just relaxed the rest of the evening.

20190322 - Big Burrito

20190322 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Had a very busy morning getting things organized and moved forward. Good day of lining things up and knocking things out. Finished the day in good time and headed home. Home and J drove L&I to a Mexican place for dinner, G stayed home on Xbox. Had a nice dinner and then headed home where I watched some TV while L took a bath, J back on the Xbox, eventually everyone downstairs to watch the Buckeyes in the NCAA Basketball tournament, Somehow they won :-o Up late reading rule and regulations and charter and code ordinances on the 'Civil Service Commission' position I will be sworn in for this coming Monday. Up late watching TV and videos on phone.

20190321 - G's a Player

20190321 - Up in the am and dropped J at school on the way ton work @ 25 today. In and talked to the team downstairs and then went up to the second floor where I'm all by myself and I was singing and sing and whistling away getting ready for some meetings today. Finished the meetings and then headed back to 7575 office. Finished the day out strong pulling folks together to solve problems. Headed home the back way as traffic is a mess. Met LJG and Gma&paW at Max & Erma's for a nice quick dinner. After that we all headed to G's orchestra concert. The 6th graders did really good, actually better then the rest that we endured... J&GpaW headed out right after G played, SMART MOVE! Afterwards we all met back up at the house, LG&GmaW stopped to get some ice cream, but when G got back he gave us a personal concert. It was late and Gma&paW headed home and all boys to bed.

20190320 + D Short Visit

20190320 + Up in the am an dropped J off at school and on in to the office. Have a very busy day of calls lined up. Day flew by, got lots done, good progress. some great calls. Headed home the back way to avoid horrible traffic. Home and ate with LJ&G. J&I then headed to Meijer, J drove me, to pick up a couple things. Home and Chris stopped over to use my printer. Dylan home for a short visit and then headed over to his buddy Drew's before he heads back to his military assignment. Up late trying to figure out some stuff on the PC, gave up at 2am and headed to bed.

20190319 - Dinner with Eric

20190319 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Not getting things done this morning as my office seems to have a revolving door on it this morning... I got a lot of things lined up and in order and scheduled to keep the ball rolling. Headed over to the new office where I had a chat with CB, very odd discussion... Headed home to see L for only a minute and then out the door to pick up an auction win at a new place in Gahanna and then on to Watershed Distillery to meet Eric for dinner. Eric and I worked together at DecisionOne and he was the host for D&I's trip to Denver for D's 18th bday. He was in town for a sales pitch and called me up. MANY years ago we took a tour of this distillery when it was 2 guy and their aunt and uncle that just started. NOW this place is a gourmet restaurant. We talked and ate amazing food and had good bourbon until late. Eric was staying by the airport so I dropped him off on the way home. Home and chatted with LJ&G a little bit. Got a call from a guy that runs a local competitive baseball team, the Columbus Braves, looking for D. He told me Coach Shade recommended D...  I let D know and talked to him a little bit before heading to bed where I fell alseep sitting up a couple of times before getting my second wind and getting some things done until 2am.

20190318 - Proof

20190318 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Nice quiet morning, getting things lined up for the day and week. Had a busy day of all sorts of stuff, ran to Scout store and ended with 3 hours of meetings... Home and L made us dinner and we ate together. I then split off to go to a Booster meeting and L took J&G to Scouts where she stayed to see the boys get their merit badges I got at the store today, that they didn't even pass out, sigh... Booster meeting was good and I ran to pick boys up from Scouts and chatted with some of the guys for a bit. Home for a minute and then got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers, we had someone join us at the table tonight for our discussion, that's what its all about... Doc was very weak and tired, but he went. Home and up til 3 putting in Booster minutes and doing actions from the meeting.

20190317 + Up VERY LATE

20190317 + Up VERY LATE, but it felt great! To the desk and chained there most of the day getting things caught up and ready for a very busy Spring. Took a break to pick G up from his Scout campout, he survived and had a lot to say about it. L made a nice lunch and after lunch J&G vanished to the world of Xbox. L ran to get us KFC for dinner and I wrapped up in the office in time for Chris, J&I to watch The Walking Dead. All boys to bed, G out like a light, I hit the desk again until 3am.

20180316 - Exhausted Freeze

20180316 - Up way to early for a Saturday... J&I followed out normal routine, but this time I went into the school with him for the annual Tag Day. J had found a ride so I got to hang out in the library and help collect and process the $ coming in. We started at 7:30 and by 12:30 the Coach, 140 parent drivers and 500 student athletes had collected over $22,000! our best year ever! After the event closed down and cleaned up I headed home, pretty exhausted. L ran to her school to get some things done, J was on Xbox and I hit the couch to rest a bit, after I get the notes from Tag Day entered into a Lessons Learned sheet. I was still entering things = no rest, by the time L got home and she wanted to run down to see the baseball game at Wilmington. So we jumped in the car and L drove so I could get some more things done, I worked until we go to the field...  Out to watch D's game and IT WAS FREEZING & WINDY!!! D didn't play and the boys got beat. We headed out to one restaurant but didn't want to wait 45min-1hr so ended up at BurgerKing for dinner. I drove home, pretty tired and we swung by the McClains to hang out and relax a bit. Home not too late and stayed up a bit longer to get a survey pushed out to the Tag Day drivers. before collapsing.

20190315 - My Poem

20190315 - Up in the am and J is going to try school today so dropped him off on the way in to work. Forgot my badge this morning... In to the desk a lot going on this morning. Got morning tasks done about noon. There was a poetry contest at work and someone wrote a poem about me.. Had a couple unexpected meetings pop up that ate up the afternoon.  Home and got G and ran him to Scouts for a camp out this weekend. Home and picked up L&J and we headed to Moe's for dinner. Home and J&I started watching The Shining and D showed up with DGF9 for a quick visit, he ran home to see his buddy Drew home from Navy basic training. L joined J&I as we finished The Shining, she was a jerky scared mess and then she refused to join us for the final movie of the night, The Exorcist... D swung back past the house on his way out of town, good to see him, even if only for a moment. J&I up late finishing our movie. J liked them both, getting him caught up on the horror classics!

20190314 - Downpour

20190314 - Up in the am and J home from school for day 4... In to the new office and spent the morning testing some speed issues and then reviewing the tool I have been working on with the finance team that does forecasting, they love it ;-) Got a bunch done through out the day and then met with the ELT team from about 4-6. Reviewed my projects and confirmed directions. Home through a blinding downpour and grabbed G and took him to baseball practice, helped Tom get the boys pant sizes and then home to get something to eat and rested on the couch for the rest of the evening. J doing better.

20190313 - Until 3:50am

20190313 - Up in the am and took a work call from home as J is home again from school, but much better. Finished what I could from home and headed in to the office to get things done. Day went way too fast... Headed home and had a quick dinner with the fam. J feeling a bit better, but still looks sick. J&G headed up to play on the Xboxes and L&I settled in the living room. I worked on a proposal. Night wound down, G to bed, J on the couch, I headed to the office and worked on the new estimator until 3:50am :-o

20190312 + Knowledge Transfer

20190312 + Up slow in the am J still very sick. Got him up and on the couch and he started watching the Walking Dead from episode 1 and headed into work. Met with managers this am and hashed out loaded labor rate stuff, then heads down to catch up. Didn't get everything done I wanted to... Headed home, ate with L quick, J in bed and G @ hatting. Ran to the high school for a Booster meeting, prepping for the big fundraiser this weekend. Left there and headed to the church for a Scout meeting and teach another guy the advancement process. Home and all boys were in bed. Hung out with L for a while and then went into the office. Feel asleep in the chair, got up and got in bed but now wide awake so back to the desk until 3...

20190311 - Hacking

20190311 - Up later in the am as J is staying home from school sick, has fever and horrible cough, L taking him to the Dr. In to work, to the new building first to get some questions answered. On to my office where I met with Jeff on all the things I built over the weekend and how we are going to get folks comfortable with it... Busy the rest of the day and headed out a bit late. J had a dramatic day at the Dr., he has influenza A and L had to take his culture to Children's Hospital... She had to go to Westerville to get a prescription (2 pills $165). Home and J flat in bed... L home with his meds. I was on the phone from 5:30 to 8:30 with Microsoft dealing with my Microsoft account that got hacked... No Bible Bangers tonight. Doc IS HOME! Up till 3:30 working on tool.

20190310 - J Sick

20190310 - Up slow in the am and ran G & Brady to baseball practice. Home and had a cinnamon roll with L while she looked through the paper with an old black and white movie playing. In to the office to get some things done. L ran to get J, he is SICK and went to bed for the entire day. G home and he hung out, no electronic today, L went to the 'Lion King' in Johnstown with her friend Marlene, who's son was in the play. she loved it and had a great time. Everyone back home, J came down for a bit and G&I ran to post office, bank and Cane's to get dinner. We ate together and then hung out in the living room watching TV and working on the PC until time for The Walking Dead. Chris came over and we headed to the basement to watch the show. I was up till 2 working on the new tool.

20190309 + Feed the team

20190309 + Up in the am and ran G to baseball camp at the high school. Checked in with all the coaches and ran into a bunch of folks I know. Home, got L, said goodbye to J and L&I headed SE to Ohio University to watch D play baseball. D didn't play the first game and didn't start the 2nd, but he got in in the 3rd inning and did his job. I have to leave shortly after he got put in to go pick up pizzas as another family and us were feeding the team after the game. I got the pizzas and brought them back to the field and L and Gina met me in the parking lot and we stuffed bags with granola bars, chips, apples/oranges and I put a potato in one of the bags in place of fruit ;-) When we finished we went back to watch the rest of the game. When the 2nd game ended we rushed out of the stadium to find the bus and set up. We got there just in time, the boys showed up and filed past to pick up their pizzas, bag and drink and get on the big charter bus to head to VA for a couple days and a couple more games. They were appreciative but down as they lost both games today... L&I headed to the Union Diner and had a nice dinner. We came out and it was pouring which made for a hard to see stressful 1.5 hour drive home. Once back in town we swung by the McClains to pick up G & Brady for a sleep over. Home, Exhausted, L ran J to a friends for a sleep over.

20190308 - Steak Boy

20190308 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school and in to work at the big office. Trying to get many things organized and prioritized. Had a busy day, didn't get done all I wanted as day ended with 3hr meeting. Home and G there by himself, L&GmaB went to J's big choir concert in Worthington. G&I headed out and went to O'Charley's for a nice dinner. Home and eventually everyone back, I was dead asleep on the couch. L told me all about the concert and it sounded pretty cool. J's choir received the highest marks! Woken back up I watched some TV and got some things done.

20190307 - Doc Visit

20190307 - Up in the am functioning on pure exhaustion... Dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Working in the new building again today, I like it, it is quiet and can get tons done here! Had another super productive day and headed home. G at baseball practice and I had J drive me downtown to visit Doc at Grant Hospital. Home and on the couch working watching Netflix until 1am.

20190306 - Meetings

20190306 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to the office and got gas and a doughnut. In to the new office today with my music playing loud, I have an entire floor to myself :-P  Here all day for meetings. Came up with a new plan that I have to build an app for. Home LATE, ate and hung out on the couch with the laptop watching TV with the fam and then up til 3:30 working on the new app.

20190305 - Doc is OK

20190305 - Up in the am and freezing cold. Dropped J off at school and in to work. At the desk with a pile of stuff to get through today. Waiting to hear about Doc's surgery... Got a bunch of things knocked out today, Got a report about mid-day that Doc's surgery went well but they plan to keep him until Saturday... Home a bit late and sat at the table with L and ate, boys on the Xboxes. Watched some TV, crashed a bit, did a bit of work, lazy evening, finally.

20190304 - Mobile LIbrary

20190304 - J&I up slow today. Got him to school just before the bell and headed in to work. In to work and helping folks with websites and formulas and emails... Finished the day and headed home. Home and L cooked us bfast for dinner. We all ate together and then I crashed on the couch for a couple min before JG&I headed to Scouts. I worked on the Scout Library a bit and found out that I had been appointed to a new board with the City... Home and dropped of J&G and headed to Bible Bangers, called Doc on the way and he's ready for his surgery tomorrow. Had a good meeting, home early and up late cleaning up cleaning things up on the PC and watching Netflix.

20190303 + Shiplap

20190303 + L got me up early to take G to baseball practice. Got G delivered and back home to get some things done at the desk. L ran G to a bday party and then ran some errands between painting shiplap board lines on the wall... she loves her lines on the wall...  I don't get it... J on the xbox all day, I was on PC all day. In the evening J&I got his car running and deiced and J drove me through the snowy weather to get G from his friends. We picked him up and swung by the post office on the way home. Home and both boys got cleaned up and L was watching the new American Idol, she's so happy! My friends showed up and we headed to the basement to watch zombies! Now I'm so happy :-P Zombies over, great with no commercials! Finished watching American Idol with the fam, G doubled over in gas pains from we have no idea what... Got the boys to bed and I set up in the living room to finish going through email while I watched Netflix. D called and we worked on his $ a bit, I made a late night chili dinner for myself, woke up on the couch at 2:50am, woke up on the couch at 4:15, got stuff put away and to bed.

20190302 - D on TV

20190302 - Up late and in to the office for the morning. L at the grocery and boys on their electronics. I worked on things until L got home, helped her carry in the groceries and then we settled in the living room to watch D's baseball games on YouTube, a much warmer and more convenient alternative to last weekend. We watched his 2 games for 6 hours...  D got to play a little in both, they lost both. Packed it up and LJG&I headed to Dick's where G got some new cleats and they both got some slides. On to Chuye's for a very nice and yummy meal. Home and we headed to the basement to watch Mortal Engines on the big screen. All boys to bed, I stayed up and put the high school baseball team calendars in Team App. Bed @3.

20190301 - Caught Online

20190301 - Up in the am and dropped J at school, got some gas and headed in to work through the 2 inches of snow we got last night... In to work and hit the ground running showing off the work I did last night., even though it is flannel day. Had some pretty intense meeting today hashing things out.  I was able to catch some of D's baseball game online today. Finished the day and headed home, L&G at our high school basketball game with L's friend Steph, her son is playing against us tonight. J&I headed to Cane's for dinner, J drove me, it was very nice. Home and J on the Xbox and I was on the computer setting the middle schools on team app. L&G home, we caught up, watched some TV together and then all boys to bed, I stayed up putting ms teams in Team App until 2.