20190520 - Up in the am, very tired, and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Took my time getting to the big office today and started planning the week and catching up.


am pressure
game 1 good
nice lunch
game 2 was curse of the 3 hour delay
boys played good baseball on beautiful fields in an amazing setting
Got on the road, stopped for ice cream and gas.
one more stop for gas and to eat dinner
got American Idol playing in the car for L
Heard of huge delays on 71 so went home up through Wilmington and Washington Courthouse to get home around 11pm.
Checked in with D&J and heard about their weekends
J had his big end of year choir concert that GmaW took him to.
Headed off to bed.
Up 3 times in the middle of the night


20190518 - Up in am
L hanging out at pool with the girls
J went tot he field with the team to see the other Gahanna team play and check things out.
I hung out int he room and got some things done.
Terrill wanted to go exploringand I am all for that so G&I joined him and 3 other boys and we went to see a new sky bridge, line too long
Stopped along road to explore river, G leading the way, he only one to fall in up to his waist hahahaha
Went to visitors center got directions to another park that had a waterfall
We got there and took a short hike to Cataract Falls and the boys climbed and explored.
OHIO on top
Back to the hotel and rested a bit before heading to the fields
amazing, brilliant, great setting
1st game was delayed twice for lightning and then a downpour W - GLBLUE 12U (7) @ Knoxville Smokies (2)
after a short break and move
2nd game was a bit closer than we like...  W - GLBLUE 12U (12) vs Derby City Dragons (11)
Done about 10pm
Plan was o to Dave & Busters but too late for us so I spoke up, G not going, others spoke up immediately too, so all back to hotel and got pizzas and ate together in lobby. better choice for many reasons.
Long nice day

D had a hot 3 hour baseball practice today.
Nicole took J home and GmaW came down and took D&J out shopping for J's bday.
They got some Cane's and came back to the house to eat on back porch and watch the Indians game.
J had his girlfriend over for a bit.


20190517 - Up late and L had taken J to school and G is off to school, L at work and D still in bed. I am taking the day off today so we can drive to Pigeon Forge. I finished syncing and updating the phone as I got things ready to head out. I got D up, had a little 'talk' with him about getting his butt out and finding a job as he drove me to pick up the car. I then ran and got G out of school. Home and L was there. We packed up the car and got on the road to Pigeon Forge. We avoided some bad traffic and stopped once for lunch and to gas up. Then the rest of the way, checking in to the hotel adn meeting the team for dinner. Most of the dads by this point had consumed way too much and it was a bit out of control... We finished dinner and headed back to the hotel and settled in for the night. I was exhausted from the drive.


20160516  Up in the am and J opened the few presets we got him. I then dropped him off at school and headed in to the new office for the morning. There was an issue with our DataMiner that was unexpected and took the whole morning... In the afternoon I ran back over to the big office to get some things done before I headed out for a long weekend of driving and baseball. Home and got the rest of the fam motivated and we headed out for J's bday dinner at the Texas Roadhouse. J ordered a 23oz Tbone couldn't eat it all, and had to sit on a saddle and had the whole place sing to him! After dinner we Headed home and relaxed and packed for the rest of the evening. He is so big, hard to remember him little.

20190515 - Crushed Speeder

20190515 - up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Still taking the back way to the big office today. In early and it is quiet so getting things lined up and knocked out. Left a bit early to get to Morango for G's baseball game, middle of no place... Gma&paW showed up for the game and it was s stinker... The same kids that beat us last Sunday crushed us 12-2... G did come in to pitch when the rial were already off, but there was no stopping this wreck... After G's game J&I headed to Hebron to pick up a pullover I left at the poker party. J got to drive my car and it is very fast and sensitive, he was not use to that and tended to speed a bit more :-o We got there go the pullover and J wanted me to drive the rest of the way home. We got home about 9:30 and got shut done for the evening. Up late on the PC getting email done.

20190514 - Wrong Uniform

20190514 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in tot he big office today. Spent the morning fixing things and working on reports with others. Finished the day up with a couple meetings and got out in good time. Home and worked on some Booster stuff until dinner with L&J, D&G at their baseball practices. I finished up the Booster stuff and ran to pick G up. I went to the wrong place... got the the correct place just on time and got him and ran back past the house so he could get his Scout book and on to the church. I sat in one one Board of Review and then it was G's turn so I had to leave the room. G went in and went through the steps and got his Tenderfoot rank tonight. He has 1 more to get before heading to Summer Camp. Home and we hung out watching some TV before heading to bed.

20190513 - Many Meetings

20190513 - Up in the am and got J to school and headed to the big office for work. At the desk all morning trying to get things lined up for a short week. Got some stuff done but not enough. Headed home and L cooked us dinner. We ate, D was at work and then J drove me to the Cross Country meeting and L ran G to Scouts. After the meeting J drove one of his friends and I to Scouts. Got some things done at the Scout meeting. After the meeting J got G&I home safely and then we checked in with D and his friends on the back porch. I got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers, it was a small crowd but good to get Doc out of the house.

20180512 + Mother's Day

20180512 + Up and LG&I to baseball fields as the #1 seed. D&J stayed home and put L's Mother's Day gift together, a new gas grill, and then joined us at the fields. G's game was tight against a good team that caught everything we hit. An interesting statistic = no one our team struck out during this game, there were a few walks and we only had 4 hits, the rest of those were fielded for out by the other team... We battled back but then got in a pickle where we had last inning and runners on base and G went in to pitch. They were able to get a couple hits off of G that went places we couldn't make the plays and we couldn't get caught back up and we lost. That ended baseball for the day... Frustrated we headed home. Home for just a minute and then LJG&I headed to see the new Avengers movie. it was very good and very long. Back home and I burned in the new grill and looked over the backyard. We cooked some brats and dogs and had a good dinner. We stayed up and watched American Idol and I texted the guys about baseball until late.

20190511 - #1 Seed

20190511 - Up late and got a couple things done before heading to the field. G&I went on our own and D drove L&J there later after letting the McClain's dog out. We had 2 really good games today and the boys won both of them! After the game we headed to the McClain's where we met up with some other folks from the team to relax and chat a bit. D&J put up a volleyball net and then worked on a new patio couch they got. I had to help J finish it. After hanging out a bit we headed home and all got to bed in good time ready for more baseball tomorrow.

20190510 + Bluehair Campfire

20190510 + Up in the am and dropped J off at school, got gas and bought bfast for one of his  friends. In to work the back-way to the new office for the morning. L had an emergency visit this afternoon to the hairdresser with her friend Tiffany because they turned her hair blue... Had a busy productive day and got all the numbers for April tied off. Home and we had some left overs and built a fire int he backyard. The McClains came over later and we sat around the fire and chatted, J had his girlfriend Katie over to watch a movie :-)

20190509 + Rainy W

20190509 + Up in the am and dropped J off at school. In to the new office and then over to the old one for an all morning meeting that lasted all day... Finished the day and headed to G's game through some pretty heavy rain and horrible traffic. The 30 min drive took an hour tonight and I made it to the game just in time for it to start raining... we played anyway... Playing against New Albany Gold, that have spanked us by run ruled the last 2 times we met them, the boys fought hard in the rain and G got called to the mound when were down 5/4 and held them. The boys battled back and pulled off the win! Home and had leftovers and we slowed down for the night. D over to a friends and home late.

20190508 - ColumbusBraves.com

20190508 - Up in the am, not feeling 100% today. Got J to school and in to the new office for the morning working on #s. Waited and waited on others to the point we couldn't do anything so headed home early frustrated. Home and crashed in a chair in the living room. Somehow I woke up in bed about 7:30pm and thought it was then next morning and I had to get J to school... Woke up and had dinner, D&G had gone to G's batting practice and D landed a job while there. L&I on the back porch, folding laundry and working on D's summer baseball team's site (ColumbusBraves.com) while DJ&G played wiffle ball in the backyard. In when it got dark, all boys to bed and I stayed up adding games to the new site.

20190507 + Aliens Are HERE!

20190507 + Up in the am VERY tired today, so is J, we barely got him to school in time. Took the back way to 270 and in to the new office for the morning and then over to the big building for afternoon meetings. Finished up and headed home. Home, got J and he drove me to Reynoldsburg to pick up some auction stuff that ended up not being there... So we swung by Harbor Freight to get a new tarp for the baseball team. On the way home we saw D on the map go past home and head to the Gahanna high school baseball game so J wanted to go there. We got to the game and there were a ton of folks there we knew. We saw D and hung out a while and then J drove me to vote. Voting done and back to the house for dinner on the back porch. D home and we ran to Wendy's for an ice cream snack and so D could get some food. L&J helped D unpack the rest of his stuff and get it in to his room. Up late watching TV.

20190506 - A Lot of Running

20190506 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way to work. Still taking the back way as 270 construction is a nightmare. In to the new office today to observe the invoicing process. Spent a bit of time getting caught up from the weekend. Had a very busy day that seemed to never end. L called me on her way home from dropping G off at baseball upset with J... Home and had a talk with J, got things sorted and a plan for correction. J&I shipped some ebay things and fixed the listings he did over the weekend. I then ran J to Scouts, then to the post office, then to pick up G. Got G, he had a good practice and we ran to Scouts. The Scouts were outside playing a game and they had some fun. Home and hung out watching the Blue Jackets, they lost. Up late working on things.

20190505 - Last Game and Coach Chat

20190505 - Nice late start to the day. Got in the office and did a couple of things. Got J started on listing things for ebay and LG&I headed to Dayton to watch D's last games of the year with Wilmington Baseball. Uncle Russ was there when we arrived and we hung out with him and watched the game. D didn't play but it was nice to see all the guys there for Senior Day as it is their last game ever... We stayed as long as we could and then had to head home. We dropped G off at home and then L&I went to a meeting for D's new summer baseball team the Columbus Braves. Sounds like some serious baseball! The coach has been doing this for 44 years and was on the OSU Baseball team when they won the NCAA Championship in 1966. After the meeting we headed home and Tom & Bill stopped by with their boys. We hung out on the back porch and talked baseball and the boys went back tot he field to hit and practice. We had some good discussions about the team and have a plan. Everyone took off and we watched a bit of American Idol and then checked in for the night. I stayed up and set up a new Team App for D's Summer team --> https://columbusbraves.teamapp.com/

20190504 - W, Rain, L, Dinner

20190504 - Up early and LG&I headed to Berliner Sports Park for a game. It was a great game until one inning we blew the run rule lead and gave up 8 runs on 8 errors... OMG! Gma&paB showed up to watch and unfortunately it was one of G's worse games... Somehow the boys pulled out a W and we got seeded in the gold bracket. L&I headed back to the house with Gma&paB while G hung out with the McClain's so he could play. We got ready for the party tonight and I grabbed a quick haircut while LJ&GmaB went shopping for J's birthday. All back at the house and we listened to G's game, it was a rainy mess and they got beat bad... L headed to the party early to set up, J&Gma&paB headed out next and G got dropped off and did a quick turn around and him and I headed to the party at Brio in Polaris. It was a nice crowd, all of GmaB's sisters and their husbands were there, not sure the last time we have all been together. Great to catch up with folks and great food. J&I bailed out first so he could drive home in the light. We got home and hung out. Soon everyoe else got home and we chatted until late.

20190503 - Run Rule

20190503 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school, he's all dressed up for his concert tonight and looks good. In to the new office and up in the conference room by myself in the am getting things done waiting for folks to show up. J had a big concert competition today and L went to it, Gma&paW showed up for it too. Had a busy day of numbers and graphs. Finished the day up a bit early to head to baseball. The roads were a mess so I took 23 all the down through downtown to get to the game. It was a good game and the boys run ruled the team 12-0 in 4 innings. After the game we went to dinner with Gma&paW and then headed home for the night. D stopped by late to drop off some of the things from his room with a couple of his friends. J&I chatted with them a bit before heading to bed late.

20190502 + New Shoes

20190502 + Up in the am and dropped J at school on the way in to work. Took back-way as 270 is a mess.In to the office and in to the conference room for the day. Had a long day of brain rattling equations and discussion. Finished the day off and headed home. Home and fell asleep in a chair until called for dinner and G melted down because his Xbox was shut off to get him down the steps... Ate and then J drove me to the Tanger Outlet the back way up to 36. We went through a couple stores and I got myself a couple pairs of really nice shoes. Home and watched the end of the Blue jackets game, they lost. Everyone to bed, I was up til 3 doing things on the PC.

20190501 - J Driving

20190501 - Up in the am and L staying home with G who was up barfing all night... Dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Backtracked and stopped back at home and pulled the recycle bin in out of the road. Off to work the back way, better than sitting in traffic... Got to work and had a trip planned to go to Findlay today but that didn't work... so hung out in the office working on the reporting tool. L called in the middle of the day our sewer had backed up in the basement... I called around and got a crew to the house to snake it out. Finished out the day and headed home. Got home and got some things and ran out to the ball field. I got the scoring set up and then headed back home as G was not playing. J&I headed out, swung by the post office and then he drove me around the NE side of town and we found a bunch of geocaches.  Home and worked on some booster stuff tonight. Not up late.