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.

20190614 - Feather Game

20190614 - Up in the am and in to work. Had an interesting morning... Finished the day at the desk and headed out in good time to get to G's game in New Albany. Got to the game and L&J joined me. The boys had a good game but G was moved all over the place. The boys won and we all headed home. J had some friends come over to spend the night and Penn swung over for a couple beers when he dropped Conor off. We had a nice chat and then headed in to listen to the boys playing their video games into the wee hours of the morning...

20190613 + Lonie's Bday Pics

20190613 + Up in the am and in to work. D to work, J listing on ebay and L&G went to DR for G's physical and he was so scared to get his blood drawn that he was hysterical... Had a meeting with right out of the gate and got frustrated with internal BS too... People are bugging Lonie today as I have challenged everyone to get a hug pic with him for $1 each, Lonie hates hugs and pics ;-) 

Headed over to 25 for a quick meeting and then headed home. J&I headed out to the post office and auction house in Reynoldsburg. D hung out and shined up the rails on the Shopsmith before running G to practice. After we picked up our stuff we headed to a church parking lot where J did much better with his maneuverability. On the Wood Werks, a huge wood working store where we found a baseball blank we could use on the Shopsmith so D could try to make his own bat. On to Subway where it took forever to get our dinner. Home and looked at our purchases and ate. D&G home they ate while we watched 'The Kid that would be King'. Cute movie, I slept through part of it.. I headed to bed to watch some Game of Thrones, D&J up and cleaned up and to bed. L&G stayed up watching the NBA Championship game.

20190612 - Postponed

20190612 - Up in the am and in to the big office for the day. On the screens all day getting things done. L had a retirement party today, D didn't have to work and J had driving school. Was at the desk all day at the big building until late. Ran home, got L and headed to D's game that was rained out as soon as we got there. D came home with us and we got something to eat and then D headed out to his teammates, J&G on Xboxes and L&I watched some Game of Thrones.

20190611 - Lonie's bday

20190611 - UP in the am and in to the new office. Worked on finance stuff all morning and then had a process meeting in the afternoon. Headed home late and had dinner with LJ&G and then we attempted to have J drive us to D's baseball game. J's car was dead so we tried to start it with the battery charger and it wouldn't start so we left the charger on and I drove. It was a good game against a team that had some boys we know on it. I chatted with some of the dads and L chatted the whole game with her new friend. The Braves were winning 6-2 until a Grand Slam was hit and then another home run and suddenly they were down by 1 when the game was called due to darkness... 2nd game suspended with these guys... We headed home and swung through an ice cream store for a treat and then home to shut down for the night. L&I watched some Game of Thrones.

20190610 - Home Field

20190610 - Up in the am and headed in to work. L got J registered for driver's ed and D is working a couple hrs at the baseball place today. Had a frustrating morning at work so digging in and focusing on cleaning out inbox. Finished the day and headed home, cancelled Bible Banger early. Picked up L, that dropped G off at practice and L&I headed to D's game on his old Gahanna field. The McClains brought G to the game after practice and I hung out and talked to coach shade and Andy Reed for a bit. D's game was good and they won against a really good team. Home and got to relax instead of running out.

20190609 + Columbus Braves are Champs!

20190609 + Up in the am and got going. D in Troy OH for more baseball, J heading to Mallon's for the day with a couple of friends, LG&I headed to Powell for G's double header. G's team won the first game in a blow out 10-0. We had a small delay and then game 2 started. L&I stayed through G's at bat and then left G there and headed to Troy OH to watch D play in the Championship game. It took us about an hour to get there and we stopped to get a case of water for the boys. Made it to the game as it started and D was on the bench. D's team was ahead 5-0 and then a kid hit a grand slam and suddenly it was 5-4 :-o even more surprising was the relief pitcher was D! D did pretty good pitching and got the 3 outs they needed without letting anyone score and recorded his first ever K against Kyle, his roommate from last year. The next inning the first batter crushed a triple off of him so they pulled the shortstop to pitch and D went to Short. Couple seconds later and D made an amazing diving play flipping the ball over his shoulder as he went down to get the last out and seal the Championship Win 6-4! D headed home with his teammates and L&I went to the Submarine Shop in downtown Troy for dinner. L made arrangements for J&G to get home and and we headed home and caught up with J&G before D came in and we all got caught up and headed to bed for a great weekend of baseball. Winger boys went 9-0 for the weekend!

20190608 - 30 Year Class Reunion

20190608 - Up in the am and LJG&I headed to Newark for G's game. D was in Troy and his team is doing very well in their tournament. G's team had a good game and they beat a solid team, G did good. After the game G went home with the McClains and LJ&I headed to Mansfield. We swung through the Kroger to get meds for L, she wasn't feeling good, then on to Gma&paW's. L&I got changed and we headed to my 30th Class Reunion. It was a good time and I got to see a bunch of folks I don't get to see very often and catch up. We didn't stay too late as we had to get home for baseball tomorrow. So we swung by the Farm, got J and L drove us home. G was upset, he wanted us to get him earlier, but he spent the night with Brady.