20190919 - Up very slow in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Met up with the Finance and HR teams as I walked in the door and spent the first 30 min with them. Was surprised that HR was not using the processes they requested and were set up for them... Up to my desk to get things done.

20190918 - Glossy Goodness!

20190918 - Up slow in the am and dropped J off at school and headed in to the office. A lot of folks in my office this am moving various projects forward and getting things done. Eventually pulled myself away from the desk to run downtown, get stuck in bad traffic and get Scout awards. I did talk to some past colleagues on the way there and back so that was nice. Back in the office and moving very fast directing and helping on many projects today. Headed home, J home sick from school so no XC for him, L made dinner for G&I and then L&I ran to Lowe's to get some more supplies for the garage floor. We decided to put a gloss coat on the floor for extra durability and to even out the color flakes from the original application. It didn't take us very long and it looks AMAZING! What a difference adding the gloss top coat. In and boys settled for the night, I stayed up way too late working on a Booster thing for Wilmington College Baseball.


20190917 - up in the am and a bit different today, I dropped G off at school early so he could go to Bible Study. That got me in to the office early and on the run getting things done. Slammed through a bunch of things fast and got on the road. Stopped by the house to get J's car and then to the school to pick him up. J drove us down to Wilmington so he could take his driving test. J and the officer took of and before I knew it were back. They went through the maneuverability course and DING! J knocked over a cone... They came back in to the office and J passed the driving part with only 1 deduction, almost a perfect score and then we rescheduled to come back next week and try again... We swung over to the college to see D for a bit, J got to see his room and we visited for only a couple min before heading out. We went to Lowe's and picked up some painting supplies and then J drove me home. Home and I ate quick and then started preparing the garage. bill and Tom came over and we spent the evening epoxying the garage floor. It looks great! Exhausted, I woke up in the living room chair at 1am and crawled into bed.


20190916 - Up in the am, J running slow but got him to school and in to work. Grabbed a handful of files and headed up to start the last day of Open Enrollment with the HR team.

Showed new neighbor how to use our riding mower
had dinner with G
Headed out to Booster meeting
Scouts after boosters
doc to bible bangers
up to 2:30 working on booster stuff for the choirs


20190915 - Up in the am and L ran to pick G up from his overnight bday party, he didn't want to go to the paintball event.
J&I up and around and washed the floor and then acid washed it.
L was out running errands all day.
J took off with JGF3
I mopped the garage one more time and sat down at the PC to figure up insurance for next year and then enter money for the next 2 weeks.
Gma&paW over for a cook out
L ran G to basketball.
J&JGF3 up in his room painting something
I finished signing up for our 2020 health insurance and then ran to get G.
Home and L&I on our PCs in the living room getting things done.
We checked in with D, he seems to be doing good.
Got everyone to bed.


20190914 - Grant double header
guys over to help with garage

20190913 +

20190913 + Up slow in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Joined up with the HR team and entered data ALL DAY.
J with JGF3
G wanted to stay home and play on Xbox
L&I to post office and then Greek place for dinner
Home Depot brushes L added plants
We swung through Cane's to get G dinner but too busy so got him Wendy's
Home and Tom & Landon here
I put a skim coat on the garage floor
Took the rest of the night


20190912 - Up slow in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Joined up with the HR team and entered data ALL DAY.

Went through the drive-tru on the way home to restock the Natty

G had baseball practice
I got home and cleaned out the garage and applied more filler to the floor
Bill & Brady stopped over to hangout

20190911 +

20190911 + Up dragging in the am and in to work. Reviewed the changes of my overnight efforts with the HR team and they love it. Chained to the desk getting updated on all fronts. Lonie ran out and got me some lunch. Still at the desk...

To high schol for Baseball
Was introduced as the opening act and went through Team App with folks
Mike agreed to let 7&8 come to HS practices

Mike called later rethinking his 7&8th grade at practice, we are still going.



Head down all day. One of the changes i made broke our financial radar tool so spent the day fixing it.

Home and got laptop out, working on updates to the HR tool.

Scout Board of Review, no kids showed up...
J home late, was with JGF3
Still no sign of J's laptop...
Upstairs at midnight had to tell G to put away his markers and get some sleep and J was trying on homecoming clothes... exactly why we want you home at a descent hour, so you can do normal life things and not get so far behind.

home and up working on tool until 3:45am...


20190909 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school and I got gas before getting on the road.
G stayed home from school 'sick' today...
Home and had a couple beers with Tom in the garage admiring my concrete work, he brought me more supplies.
Scouts with J, G home sick...

Bible Bnagers, Doc VERY SLOW and disoriented

Up until 3am working on tool for work


J home from friends and doing chores around the house
L dress shopping

D home to make a bat, rushed through it, ruined the billet...

D ran to pick G up from his campout.

G home and unpacking, had a great time

20190907 +

20190907 +


L&I headed to OSU
Met Dave and some old school friends for a short visit
Walked over to game
Good seats
Good game
Home good time
naps on back porch

J home from XC meet he ran a new PR
J announced he can't find his school laptop...
J to friends to spend the night

L&I ran to Arby's late to get dinner, had to swing through Wendy's to get her a baked potato

G called L with stomach pains... We are 400 miles away...

20190906 +

20190906 + Up in the am and dropped J off for school. The map was red so I headed to 270 the back way and when I got to the entrance of 270 it was blocked off by police cars and the highway was shut down due to an accident, so I took back roads to the office. Once at work I went straight into the HR dept to help them get the final pieces in place so they could send out insurance enrollment info.

J ran home after school, got his stuff and went straight back to school to get the bus to head for an overnight trip to Mason for his favorite XC meet of the year.

Headed home a bit early to swing by Ink My Graphics to chat with the owner about setting up a webstore.

I ran G to the church and dropped him off with the scouts. They are heading up to the Farm tonight and then on to Put-In-Bay for the weekend.

The McClains swung by and picked L&I up and we headed to the Clippers game downtown.

20190905 + Buying Ice Cream

20190905 + Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. In the office and a busy day working with the HR team to get ready for open enrollment for our insurance for next year. Finished the day and headed home. J&I headed out and went to the auction house to pick some stuff up, the bank, post office and then  he swung through UDF to buy JGF3 some ice cream. He then dropped himself off at her house and I took his car to pick G up from baseball practice. Home and hung out in front of the TV working on more HR forms for tomorrow.

20190904 - Rear-view Mirror

20190904 - Up in the am and dropped J at school. In to the office and finalize our insurance benefits for next year. Headed to downtown Columbus for a deposition. On the way home from the deposition I got pulled over and a $197 ticket for not having a license plate on the front of my car and windows tinted too dark. ARE YOU SERIOUS???  Headed to the accountant and picked up hard copies of our taxes. Home and L told me about her Dr. visit today, she really likes this new Dr and was taken off some of the meds she got put on while in the hospital.  L ran to pick up J&G. We all had dinner together and then JGF3 stopped by and then her and J vanished. G&I headed to D-Bat where G hit and I talked to the guys, they love D and one of them bought one of his bats and LOVES IT. Home and watched some TV

20190903 - NOT AMUSED

20190903 - Up in the am, dropped J at school and around town in good time. Stopped to get gas on the way in to the office. Nice and quiet early so started finishing off weekend tasks and prepping for the week. Had a busy day and got pulled in to some new things... Headed towards home, stopped in a parking lot by the high school and waited for J as long as I could before heading to G's xc meet. I parked right along the raceway and when G came by blew the HORN! He was not amused :-)  Headed home after the race and hung out on the back porch building a tool to help decide the direction of benefits for our employees next year; up way to late working on  it...

20190902 + Treasures

20190902 + Up late and got around. G&I put another layer of Bondo on L's car. JGF3 came over and we all got in the big white car and headed over to Owen and Conor's houses to pick them up. A full car load we headed to the Johnstown Swappers Day. A quick stop to get gas and I tried to teach Owen how to pump gas... better luck next time... Got a case of water and on to the event. We got a front row parking spot and headed in looking for wonders. There were the usual sea of tents with treasurers pouring out into the isles.. Owen and G both got wireless ear buds, JGF3, Conor and G each got some fad bead bracelet thing, Conor got a whiskey decanter, J bought an old PlayStation without controls or power cables...L got some little hors d'oeuvres bowls and I got glazed pecans, 10 umbrella hats and some peaches. Gma&paW arrived and we walked with them a bit and then we all headed back towards home. Gma&paW took G and they went shopping at the Goodwills in town. LJ,JGF3&I met them at O'Charley's for an interesting dinner (make sure Derrick is not your server...) Home and J mowed the yards. L&I met the new neighbor kids, both smoking, even the pregnant one, out back with their 4 pit bulls... We'll see how this goes... in and watched some football, all to bed.

20190901 - Bondo Lesson

20190901 - Up and it was a nice lazy day. D headed to Wittenberg to hang out with some friends, J was with JGF3 and G's buddy went home and then he helped me replaced some outlets and I taught him how to do Bondo on L's car. He seemed to enjoy it... I ran to get a haircut and in the evening we went to the Mallon's for dessert and bourbon tasting. A nice relaxing day.