20191031 - Poo Foot

20191031 - Up in the am dropped J off at school. In to work through a rainy messy traffic day. A lot of folks dressed up for Halloween today at work. Many of us dressed up as Courtland, pretty funny. We had some pizza for lunch, but not the big production as last year when we were all in the office together.  Finished the day and headed home. Home and ate with L, J upstairs on Xbox and G at basketball tryout. After we ate I headed to pick up G up and waited a bit for the cut discussions... After waiting a while G came out with a big smile, he made the team!!! I ran G over to a buddies to go Trick-or-Treating and he changed in the backseat on the way. We saw his friends, I pulled over and he bolted to catch up and get some candy. I swung by the Pettit's on the way home and range the doorbell for a treat. Home and J went to a friends, they ended up trick-or-treating as well, bunch of dumb giants... L handed out candy to the few kids that come to our door. I ran and picked G up and helped inspect his candy. J home and all boys to bed. L&I up a couple more hours cleaning up from Lilly's escapade of stepping in dog poo and dragging it all over the house. It stunk horrible and we had to clean everything!!!

20191030 - German Dinner

20191030 - Up in the am and J really slow to get up and get to school. Got J delivered and headed in through crappy traffic to work. My office has been a revolving door all morning. The day was so busy in deep thought projects that my head hurt incredibly by the time I headed home. Home and got LJ&G and we headed downtown through some horrible traffic to the Hofbrahaus for my bday dinner. We were surprised by Gma&paW that were in town and able to join us for dinner. It was a great place and experience. The boys didn't like the food too much but they survived. Home and I fell asleep in the chair for a bit and then woke up to watch the World Series with G. The Nationals won so we were happy and Jason a guy from work I talked in to going was happy he did.

20191029 + Creepy

20191029 + Up in the am J in snail mode. Got him to school but pretty sure he was late.  I got gas and headed in tot he office. Had a couple visitors in the am and then at the desk all day. Finished up late and headed home. Had some dinner with L, J upstairs on his Xbox and G at basketball tryouts. L took Lilly on a walk and I relaxed a bit before headed to pick G up from tryouts, no cuts today. Home and then G&I ran out to Meijer to get some Halloween costume things for him. Home and watched the World Series until late. I watched a dumb, but very funny show on Hulu = LETTERKENNY

20191028 - Returns

20191028 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school. In to the office and dispersed stuff left at our house from the Party and then left Reese's Pumpkins at everyone desks. PC fired up and running fast this morning. Had a busy day getting caught up from party planning, readiness and execution. Headed out in good time. Home for a bit to make sure J was on track and then headed to the school to pick up G. Got G from basketball practice and he thinks he has a really good shot of making the team. Home and Had J run out and sell some more wreaths and head to Scouts. When G got out of the shower I took him to Scouts and then made a couple deliveries to return things borrowed from for the Party. Back to Scouts and hung out for a bit. Home and got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers. Had a good meeting and not home too late. Up late getting the wreath orders in.

20191027 + Plugged In

20191027 + Up late and Tom picked G up for his baseball game. L&I got J up and around... The electrician showed up to install generator connection and L ran downtown to G's game. J&I cleaned everything up outside and got the tents taken down. We got the generator fired up and took a lesson on how to change from grid power to generator power. It pretty much powers the whole house! We then got everything in to the garage for final cleanup and J went to a movie with his friends. I spent the rest of the day in the garage cleaning up and organizing some of the cabinets until the guys showed up to watch The Walking Dead. J&I reviewed some of the apps he had on his phone and had some discussion about it...

20191026 + PARTY TIME

20191026 + Up early and got hings rolling. We got the door off from the kitchen to the garage and started the chili. I ran G to his basketball tryout and then hit Kroger one last time for ice and couple things we forgot. Home and got the TVs on and everything else set up. Tom showed up and helped with hot dogs and last minute details. Soon the folks started pouring in, D even came back from school! We had a great crowd, 70 folks, despite the rain. Everyone sang happy birthday to me and we all had a toast. The Buckeyes won and it was a great time! Folks left and L&I got pretty much everything cleaned up quick. We sat down and watched some football and G&I stayed up way to late watching the Oregon game. A great day surrounded by family and friends!





20191025 - READY!

20191025 - Up SUPER SLOW in the am. Got J to school just on time, drove through McD's for a couple sausage McMuffins for bfast on the way in to the office. At the desk and getting things lined up for a busy day. Got a ton done on a database project today and left a bit later than I wanted to. Home and J&G making plans to go the football game tonight. L&I headed out for last minute party errands. We stopped at the gas station, Kroger, Burger King for drive through dinner and then back home to unload. We ate quick and then I met Jason and Penn at the church to get the Scout tent. Back home and Penn came to help L&I put up one of the tents. Then L&I put up the Scout tent. Jeff from next door came over to help with finishing touches and J&G showed up to help as well. We got a TV installed in the tents and everything looks like it is ready. To bed exhausted.

20191024 - New Hardware

20191024 - Up in the dark am and wish I was still in bed. Dropped J off at school and took the congested highway in to work today just to see the progress on the construction. In to the office and making progress on multiple fronts. Was introduced to a potential new customer today. Spent about 3 hours on the phone changing some of our tools. Headed out at 7pm and made a quick stop at GFS to get supplies for the party. Home and unloaded everything. Ate some leftovers and then worked in the garage until late. In to the office and was up until 3:30 working on the change

20191023 + Training and Prep

20191023 + Up in the am and took the back way to work. To the desk and trying to focus on lining up the rest of the week so this weekend will go smooth.. Had some new requirements and projects pop u today. Headed home on time. J got a bunch of stuff shipped and listed. Had dinner with LJ&G and then headed to the high school to host a Team App training session. Only 4 showed up for the training but it went well. headed home after and think I fell asleep in the chair in the living room... Took a final inventory of things needed for the party and headed to bed.

20191022 - Spooky

20191022 - Up in the am and tired. Dropped J off and got gas and headed in to work the long way to keep avoiding traffic. At the desk and preparing for a 10am meeting and had a couple folks stop by to chat. Had the meeting and the the rest of the day was a whirlwind. Home and J it me as soon as I walked in the door that the network wasn't working... Spent about 2 hours getting the network restarted... Started getting things put in place for the party and tested the projectors, they both have bad chips in them and white pixels all over the screen, looks awful. Called everyone I knew at D1 to see if there were anymore of these old clunkers sitting around and luckily Shalynn had one I can borrow. I ran to her house to pick up the projector and loved her Halloween decorations! ON to Meijer and got a couple things but not everything I needed so drove over to the other Meijer and got the remainder. Home and worked on the party set up and general house readiness and ordering things for the party until 3am...

20191021 - Shocking

20191021 - Up early and L&I headed to Mount Carmel East for a couple of tests. The Dr shocked the crap out of here to try and figure out why her left side is still weird. He could find nothing out of the ordinary, except her muscles we not a 'quiet' in a resting state as normal, 'but that could be due the stress of the testing'. You mean sticking a needle in a persons body and applying an electrical charge to it would stress someone out a bit? NO! Really?! Holy crap!  Home and dropped L off and I headed in to work to get the day started. Had a fast congested day. Ducked out a bit early to meet Andy and the middle school Athletic Director. It was a good meeting. Headed home and ate with the fam. J&G to scouts. I swung by for a minute to drop off awards. Home and cleaned up the garage and moved some tables in prep for the party this weekend. Boys home, i got Doc and headed to Bible Bangers for a bit. Up way to late for how tired I was today.

20191020 - Double Header

20191020 - Up late, nice relaxing morning. J got started listing a couple of things and Scout work lined up. LG&I headed to G's baseball games. G had a double header and it was the longest day of baseball in my life... G did ok and was brought in as the closer to get things under control and seal the win. His batting was not good but got better in the second game. We played until the sun went down, ran home for G to change and then i ran him to basketball open gym. Home and ate with L&J. Back to pick G up and we swung through CVS and bought some pop and a ton of candy on the way home. Home and J gone, spending the night at a friends. I headed to the basement and soon my Walking Dead buddies showed up. We watched the show and then they took off and I watched some backing show with L&G. Couldn't sleep most of the night.

20191019 + Axe Man

20191019 + Up too early for a Saturday. J&I ran G out to the high school varsity baseball field for a clinic. We then stopped by the high school, checked in with Andy running the fundraiser and then J broke into the concession stand for me so we could get the hot dog steamer, nacho cheese machine and a drink cooler. We then headed home and unloaded and finished digging out the left overs from the stump grinding we had done. The Mallonn's stopped by and picked up the cornhole boards. J&I shipped ebay and I then L&I ran to Home Depot to get stuff to finish the tree/yard project and decorative plants for the party next weekend.  We swung through KFC on the way home to pick up lunch. Home and ate and then had G help me unload the car, spread the topsoil, seed, straw the stump area and then take things back to the shed. LG&I headed to Sunbury for a Fall party at Steph's, one of L's dear friends. They had a shrimp boil and it was really good. G&I ate a bunch of desserts and we hung out and chatted a bit. We got L to quit blah blahing with her buddies and headed to the next party. J called from our home phone in an absolute panic... he dropped his cell phone and it is no longer working... I dropped L&G off in New Albany at John &Sara's for their wedding reception and headed home to get J to calm down. Got J settled and carried him with me back the John & Sara's. We had a nice visit with folks there and a tour of the house. Didn't stay too long as we had one more stop to make... Back in Gahanna for Penn's 50th. There were no cars int he drive when we got them but that didn't stop us. We found them on the back porch and hung out around a wonderful fire chatting for a couple of hours. WOW what a busy night full or friends and family!

20191018 + Lookout

20191018 + Up in the am and dropped J off at school on the way in to work. Not many people in today but those that were all seemed to be in my office this morning. Got a bunch of stuff done today on many fronts and finished the day prepping for next week. Home and everyone going different directions tonight. G left first with some of his buddies to go the high school football game. L&I headed out next to go to Five Guys for dinner. J waited a bit and then went with some of his friends to the football game too. After dinner L&I ran to Flanagan's Pub to meet Bill & Tiff to watch some of the Buckeye game. We left there at the start of the first quarter to go back to their house and shortly after both J&G called, their game was over, we won which was great as it was the first game after the football player passed away and everyone was there. The kids stormed the field at the end and all gathered by the band with phone lights in the air singing the alma mater, very touching. L&I picked J up at the library on the way home and we all watched the end of the Buckeye game. GO BUCKS!

20191017 - Lunch w/ Friends

20191017 - Up in the am and dropped J off at school and headed in to work. Had quite a few visitors this morning. Lonie and I ran to Biro at Easton for a lunch sponsored by Jason, a buddy of mine.  Penn was there too, today is his bday, and we had a nice lunch and learned a bit about bonds. After lunch Lonie and I headed back to the office and finished the day. Home and J drove me to the auction house in Reynoldsburg to pick up some auction wins. Home and we had dinner and hung out the rest of the night. J&G played a game on their Xboxes with D until bedtime.

20191016 - G’s 13!

20191016 - Up in the am and G was up and all excited. We watched G open some of his presents.and then I dropped J off at school and headed to work through the rain. To the desk, nice and quiet, getting things done. Left early and had a bit of a plan with one of G's teachers... I went to Courtland's house and picked up his car and then went to G's school where Brian had put cones out for me so I could park right out front of the school. Brian then called all the XC team to his office, they sang Happy Birthday to G and then Brian said 'What Grant doesn't know is that car is here to pick him up" pointing to the red Ferrari I was sitting in right in front of the school. The kids poured out of the school and surrounded the car taking pictures and videos as G climbed in and we zoomed off. G&I got home and several neighbors and friends stopped over to see the car. I gave J a ride around the block in it. After a bit G&I got dressed up and too k the Ferrari to dinner at Mitchell's downtown for a meal that blew G's mind. He was very quiet and enjoyed every single bite of the Crispy Pork Belly Skewers, Sea Salt Baked Potato, 14oz Prime New York Strip and Lava Cake à la mode. It was a fun dinner chatting with him and watching him experiencing flavors. We climbed back in the Ferrari and zoom past a hundred cars to return it to Courtland's house and chat with Missy a bit before heading home. Home and G let J try some of his left overs and he told them all about the experience. An exceptional day with G.  Happy 13th bday buddy. I love you.


20191015 - Tree Work

20191015 - Up in the am and dropped G off at school for Bible Study and then J at school. Back home and hung out waiting for the tree trimmers to show up. Took a couple work calls while waiting. Trimmers showed up and got the work done quickly. I headed in to work and had an incredibly busy day cramming a days work in to 5 hours. Got things wrapped up and headed home. L out for the evening with Tiffany at the grand opening of the new Target up the road. I got the boys off their Xboxes and sent them out in the neighborhood delivering party invites and selling wreaths and Entertainment Books while I got things ready for the stump chipping cleanup. They only had 1 sale from their efforts. JG&I then cleaned up the chips from the stump grinding. We got it as cleaned up as we could in the failing light. J ran out to get G a bday present and G&I headed to Arby's for dinner. Home and L back, told us all about the grand opening. The new neighbor came over and told me his troubles... We hunted J down and finally got him to return home... Long night.


20191014 - Red Shadow

20191014 - Up slow in the am and in to work. Methodically going down through the stack today. took a break mid-day to have a driving lesson in a Ferrari California. I was pretty nervous, but it is just like any other car, if you take it slow. The sound of it was amazing and every control was super precise, the slightest touch of the breaks or twitch on the wheel and the car immediately reacted... Made it through the lesson ok, had a couple more meetings and finished the day out and headed home. No meetings tonight for me, J had a Scout meeting. Got to hang around the house and relax a bit.

20191013 - J Sings


20191013 - L&I up in the am, D&G sawing logs. L&I headed to church. Home and I got the day organized and took a min to do a big Sudoku puzzle that I messed up. J home, got cleaned up, helped him with his tie and he left to pick up a buddy and go to his concert. Gma&paB stopped and chatted for a bit. D had some buddies over and they ran G to his baseball game. L and Gma&paB headed to the school to hold seats. I hung back and waited for the electrician to stop by and look at how to hook up the big generator to the house. Soon Gma&paW showed up and we headed to the high school for J's concert. The concert was great! J did good and looked so grown up. After the concert we said goodbye to D as he headed back to school and LG&I headed to Hot Chicken takeover for dinner with Gma&paW. After dinner we returned some of the unused supplies for the garage floor job to both Lowe's and Home Depot. Home for a bit and Chris over to watch The Walking Dead with J&I. Vinnie forgot about it and showed up 20 min late. No school for G tomorrow so G&I up watching baseball. G feel asleep and they hit a walk off homerun. So I rewinded it a bit, woke him up and he wanted to go to bed. I told him to just give it one more inning and POW the guy hit the walk-off and G was thrilled. I called D late to make sure he got back.

20191012 + Where's My Brother?

20191012 + Up late and got myself around. J up early and went to XC meet to support his teammates even thought he was not cleared to run due to a muscle pull he had. I headed to the auction houses to pick things up. They only had 1 of the 2 things I needed at one and the other was closed... so pretty much a wasted trip. Swung by and got a hair cut on the way home. Home and my keyboards stopped working, so dug an old one out of the basement. Tried to get quicken updated and something went wrong with it... Things finally smoothed out and I got some stuff done. D called and was bored at school so he decided to come home. As soon as L announced the D was coming home Lilly went tot he door... G home from his sleep over and party. D got home and we chatted a bit. J home and then over to his buddy Conor's for his bday. LDG&I tried a new Mexican place for dinner, Poblano's, it was really good. Home and L&I watched some football. D&G went to movie Gemini Man in 3D. They said it was a great movie but the 3D was a bit over the top.

20191011 - Hamilton's Pub

20191011 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a couple of hot ones with the new paystubs coming out.  Got things sorted out and took a break to walk down to the jewelry store at lunch to pick up L's ring. Finished up the day and then headed home. L&I dropped G off at dance at the middle school and then went on to dinner at Hamilton's Pub. It was a new place for me and it was really good. Home and L picked G up and took him to friends for the night. J home, no more GF3... He is doing homework to get caught up for the grading period until midnight deadline. L&I watched Night Hunter, super good suspense movie.

20191010 - Might be a Claim

20191010 - Up and in to work, feel like a zombie today. Had many phone calls with Bill and State Farm today about Bill's car. $1,800 in damage... Despite being a zombie I manged to close out a lot of actions on the day and prep for tomorrow. Headed home and J@JGF3 and G at baseball practice. L&I had a quick dinner together and then I headed to the high school and met with the Booster Board about go forward plans. Home and hung out with L&G a bit. J home and all to bed.

20191009 + Sleepless Catching Up

20191009 + Up slow in the am and headed downtown to the Scout Store to buy awards and get J a new Scout shirt. In to work and chatted with Lonie and Kelly for a bit and then worked on final touches on paycheck changes and templates. Was a heads down day and finished late. Home and ate, L on a walk with Lilly, J shipped ebay and did homework, G hanging out in front of TV. After a while Bill & Tom stopped by. We worked on some baseball stuff and caught up. Guys left and LG&I watched a show about musicians surprising folks with performances. All to bed, couldn't sleep again, looked at clock last at 3:30am.

20191008 - Sign Up

20191008 - Up in the am nice and slow as there was a ton of fog overnight. Got the the desk and got things rolling for the day. Had a very busy day and got a lot done. Headed home and J there, her ate and then vanished to JGF3's. L&G showed up, they were at G's XC banquet at school today, said it was very emotional and fun. Had dinner with L&G and then headed to the bank and then the Scouts Board of Review. Went a bit early as I had to officially sign up as the Advancement Chair for the new Girl's Troop... We had 2 boys come in for rank advancements tonight. After Scouts I swung by and got gas on the way home. Watched some TV with L&G, J home late. D called me late and told me all about his coaching a flag football team at school. Sounds like he is having a blast! Up late doing things on the PC.

20191007 - Parts

20191007 - Up in the am and G home not feeling well today. I headed in and took a couple calls on the way in. In to the building and checked in with folks on the way up to my office. Got things fired up and running for the week. Sent the entire morning on the phone with the payroll company and then the entire afternoon updating everyone's deductions so payroll will be right Friday. After that I headed down to IT to hang out with them until the system issues were fixed. Headed home about 7pm. Home and ate, L out running errands, J drove himself to Scouts and G still on the couch. I helped Bill with some plumbing issues over the phone and had some parts he needed in my warehouse. J home from Scouts, another merit badge DONE! I picked up Doc and headed to Bible Bangers. Home, exhausted and hit deep sleep for about an hour and then up and down the rest of the night.

20191006 - Dead Back

20191006 - LJ&G up super early and headed to downtown Columbus for a 5K race. I got up nice and late and started going through the paper. LJ&G got home and it was a rainy crappy day so we hung out around the house. J got his chores done and then JGF3 came over and helped J go through his closet and git rid of all of the clothes that no longer fit him or have holes. It was a quiet day of relaxing and getting things done. G broke out in a fever and slept most of the day, missing his baseball game, we were glad for the break... L&I ran out and picked up Cane's for dinner. We all ate and L tried to buy some new shoes, but apparently they were not the right ones and he lost his mind. Some buddies headed over and we watched the start of season 10 of The Walking Dead, looks like it is going to be a good season. After everyone left and went to bed J&I took a trip coffee and half way around 270 to chat. Home and I got a call from work that we had a system down. All systems back up at 2am and finally to bed.

20191005 + Run T-Bone Bunt & Dance

20191005 + Up too early for a Saturday... L rushed me out of the house to Worthington to watch G run. It was a big course and we have never seen someone get threatened to be thrown out of a XC meet before; some lady wouldn't get out of the starting lane... (rolling my eyes). It was a very cool morning and the boys ran very fast. G got a PR of 12:42. 



After the race we all headed home. I spray painted L car a bit and we loaded up my car and then G&I headed to Wilmington to watch D's scrimmage. We stopped at Waffle House on the way and ordered from the secret menu (Waffle House has an additional menu that you don't get to see unless you ask) and we both got the T-Bone & eggs w/ hash browns and toast and split a giant waffle. After we ate everything but 2 pieces of toast we continued to D's game. We walked to the field and D was not playing :-o so we sat way out in the outfield and watched. After a couple of innings D showed up on the field at 3rd base (confused as he never plays 3rd) so we headed up to sit in the stands and G videoed all the action. D got up to bat 3 times and liad down a PERFECT bunt and got on  base and advanced the runner, then he doubled to deep left center and then singled to right. 3-3 on the day! 

L went back to Worthington in the afternoon to watch J run, he hurt his leg and didn't run his best. After the race L took J home to get ready for Homecoming. Gma&paB came over and joined LJ&JGF3 at Creekside taking pictures. J&JGF3 then headed to Cap City Diner with some friends for a nice dinner and then on to the dance. After D's game G&I got with one of the coaches and pushed a huge grill across the football field to cook for the Family Cookout. We cooked about 150 hamburgers and 100 hot dogs and helped get everything set up inside. The coach gave his speech 20 min early while I was still outside cooking so I missed all of that... In and had some dinner. G and Nick, one of D's baseball buddies were running around the gym blowing powered sugar on each other... I finished eating, helped clean up, said goodbye to D and G&I headed home. G&I got home and to my surprise J&JGF3 were there, too many people for JFG3. After stopping by for a bit and changing out of their fancy clothes they went to a movie. LG&I settled in and restarted the OSU game so G&I could see the whole thing. Soon J&JGF3 returned from the movie, too scary for JFG3... Stayed up until the end of the game and then to bed

20191004 - Football Volunteer

20191004 - Up in the am and everyone gone. I headed in to work and got things stirred up quickly. Had an incredibly busy day that zoomed by. G had a big run this afternoon that went to an ice cream store. I headed towards home and swung by the house to pick L up. L headed home and I walked over to the football stadium. I got there and got the Booster table set up and got the volunteers selling programs and 50/50 tickets. L, J&JGF3 and G showed up to the game. L sat with a friend and I worked with the Boosters until halftime. Finally went to sit up with L to finish the game. Home and tried to get organized for an incredibly busy Saturday.

20191003 - Unplugged

20191003 - Up in the am and drove J's car into work. Started the am off with a load of people in my office and phone. Had an incredibly busy day being pulled in every direction but the one I had planned on going today. Headed home and then took the white car to Tuffy and dropped it off, picked up my car and got home. I tried to go through some Scout stuff J had supposedly been working on over the last 3 weeks until he lost his mind. I removed the rouge wireless network J set up and spent 2 hours working on the big TV in the basement and the surround sound to get them working again from when J and his friends thought they should rewire the TV directly to something else and broke it. I stayed up watching the big TV in the basement.

20191002 - Stink Bug Patrol

20191002 - Up in the am very slow and in to the office late. Had a meeting with the IT guys and moving many things forward one step at a time. Took a break at lunch to walk to the jewelry store and trade in L's new ring for a custom one that will fit her and go with her ring better. Back to the office to finish the day and headed out in good time. Called and ordered a pizza on the way home. Stopped at the candy store because the pizzas were not done yet and bought some stuff. Got the pizzas and headed home. J&JFG3 were there and L was dropping G off to watch  a volleyball game at his school. I ran up to Tuffy to drop off my car and L picked me up. Home and ate and then after a bit ran with L to pick up G, I turned on the ice cream truck music as we pulled up to the school to get him. Home and hung out watched Aladdin before heading to bed.

20190101 + 25 Years = 25 Gifts

20190101 - Up early, L got her first 23 gifts (Buckeye tree, clothes, candy...), J gone to school with JGF3 and I dropped G off at school with bananas for XC tonight and for his Bible Study. I headed in to work and got rolling, focused today on IT. Took a break and Lonie and I walked back to the jewelry store and I got one of the rings we looked at yesterday. Headed back to the office and crammed in more IT stuff. Towards the end of the day I was not feeling good about the ring... Checked with Kevin and Derek and they talked me into taking it back... Headed home and LJ&G at G's all Gahanna middle schools XC meet. I rested until they got home, they said it was a blast. L got change and we headed to Lindey's for dinner (gift 24). We had a nice relaxing evening and an AMAZING MEAL! Towards the end of dinner L headed to the bathroom and I placed gift 25 under her napkin, a diamond anniversary band that she loved. Unreal to us how 25 years have gone by. Home and got J&G to bed.