20200229 - D for Dinner

20200229 - Up in the am and did just a little in the office. Spent some time organizing the day. D showed up for a visit about midday and then Tom over and we evaluated the last spot on the 7th grade team. We finally cam up with a decision and sent out 2 emails, 1 to all those that made it and 1 to all those that didn't. We only had 1 of those that got cut ask why. L ran G to a bday party and Tom headed out, D ran J to work. When L got home LD&I ran to El Vaquero for dinner. It was a good dinner and nice conversation with D. We swung through the gas station on the way home. Home and D went over to a friends, L&I watched some TV until I had to pick J up at work. Home and to bed.

20200228 - Backbone

20200228 - Up in the am slow, G home sick again today. Headed in to work and then out to meet with some customers and take a tour of their site. The sire was awesome! So may wires and fiber and routers and switches, it is a, well I am really not allowed to talk about it... So it was COOL. After the tour we went to lunch with the guys from the site. Back to the office and finished off the day by getting ready for next week. Home and G still down. I headed to the school for the last night of tryouts. I put all of the boys in alphabetical order so I could take notes easier. It was the last tryout and the boys all did pretty good and they felt like a team. Home and updated the spreadsheet until late.

20200227 + Shattered

20200227 + Up in the am, G home sick from school. I headed in to the office and found my new glass whiteboard was installed and then uninstalled because it shattered as the last screw was being put in...  Extremely busy and productive day. Headed home with no plans for this evening. Got home and J had cleaned his car out and G was still resting. L made dinner for us and we all ate together. I spent the rest of the evening with laptop in hand getting caught up on Booster stuff.

20200226 + Second Try

20200226 + Up in the am and in to work. Had a busy day. Home and had dinner with LJ&G .After a short break G&I headed to his 7th grade baseball tryouts. Still had a ton of kids show up and it was a good night. Home and watched some TV with L as I collated the tryout info.

20200225 - Tryout

20200225 - Up in the am and headed in to work. Had a meeting with the finance girls first thing. Got a couple of things organized and then had my 11 o'clock IT meeting. Good meeting and busy rest of day. Pushing forward on many different fronts. Home and had dinner with LJ&G. After a short break G&I headed to the first night of 7th grade baseball tryouts. They started out a bit slow but got better. The variances in skill levels was obvious. Home and relaxed. An exhausting day.

20200224 + Ordering

20200224 + Up in the am and J&G home from school for whatever imaginary reason... Spoke to J a bit and headed in late. Started in with an hour and a half call and then in to the conference room for a meeting on payroll process so the girl that is pregnant can have some time off when her baby comes. Had various meeting throughout the day and headed home on time. Home and J at work, LG&I had left overs for dinner and then G&I headed to Scouts. I taught a lesson on citizenship for the boys that needed it. After Scouts G&I went to the post office and then swung in to Wendy's to pick up a snack. Home and watch TV with L.

20200223 - McClain Championship

20200223 - Up in the am and Bill picked Brady up. J home and cleaned his room, G got a haircut and L cleaning everything she can see. I got a couple things done in the office. J took off to a buddy's, G painted a wooden bat he got yesterday at the auction house. L&I relaxed a bit watching TV. Tom over to do some baseball stuff. Tom, Landon, G&I headed across town to meet up with the McClains to watch Brady play in a championship basketball game. It was a crazy game and Brady's team won. Home to drop off Tom and Landon and then G&I ran to pick up Chinese for dinner. Home and ate and watched some American Idol until the guys showed up and we headed to the basement to watch the Walking Dead.

20200222 - Skinny Friend

20200222 - Up in the am and had bfast with L&G. Brady showed up and the boys went right upstairs to get on the Xboxes. I headed in to the office to get some things done. G&B took a scooter ride downtown to get a snack at Wendy's. When the boys got home we all went to the Gahanna Basketball tournament game. Gahanna won by 3x the other teams score, but they are amazing to watch. After the game I fixed the cheese machine in the concession stand and got a free pizza as a reward. We drove to Reynoldsburg and picked up some auction wins, the life size skeleton my favorite! home and dropped the boys off and L&I ran and got me some new tennis shoes and went to the Home depot to look at bathroom stuff. Home for a bit and then L&I went out for a nice dinner with the Mallonns. Home and we made the boys get off electronics and watched 'Playing with Fire' I waited up for J and he told me about his bathroom cleaning adventure at work tonight YUK!

20200221 - Unexpected Firing

20200221 - Up in the am and in to the office. I had my team waiting for me in the big conference room and let them have it for getting blindsided on the way out the door yesterday. They took off and got on the task I gave them for the day. I had a 1on1 with one of the guys and his reaction was not good... I dug into my tasks and got it rolling. Day was pretty fast, the guys got the big problem solved and the guy I had a 1on1 with T had to fire. So pretty stressful day... Got myself home and relaxed a bit. LG&I ran to Arby's for dinner and then home and G up on the Xbox and L&I Watched JOJO Rabbit.

20200220 - Basketball Banquet

20200220 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a unexpected long but good meeting with the IT team on organizing us and moving forward with some really good plans. Finished the day and headed home. I was stopped on the way out of the office by a couple managers that blindsided me with issues that were still open that I thought were closed... Headed home and had dinner with L&G, J at Wendy's working. After dinner LG&I headed to G's school for his basketball banquet. Everyone brought desserts so we ate and then the coach gave a nice speech and said nice things about all the boys. He had some really nice things to say about G and said he was in the top 3 scorers for the team :-o  Home and hung out the rest of the evening doing things on the PC with the TV on. J eventually got home and we chatted about the text I got from a teacher and his grades. we watched some TV as he ate his bag of food he brought home. I stayed up till 2 getting caught up.

20200219 - Plan

20200219 - Up in the am and slow to get in to the office. Started the day with meeting, interview, meeting. Helped the team come up with a plan for a new software to establish a true 5G network in Columbus OH.

20200218 - Back to Boosters

20200218 - Up early and dropped G off for a Bible study at school on the way to work.  Got to work and realized I left my badge at home. Got in to the building and got started. Had a full day of denying things to folks :-)  Headed home, sat for a min and then had a quick dinner with LJ&G. I headed out to the high school for a Booster meeting. Everyone was glad to see me back. We got a lot done but I was wore out.  Home and sat for a min with LJG watching TV and then headed in to the office and worked on Taxes until 1am.

20200217 - Offloading

20200217 - Up in the am and in to work to kick off a big IT project. The meeting took a couple hours. I got the guys lunch and they seemed to live through it. Finished the day in email and various other topics. Headed home, L cooking dinner, J at a skate park, G at hitting practice. I gathered up a bit of sap from the buckets and then L had me cook some steaks on the grill. J home and LJ&I had dinner together. After dinner I relaxed for a bit and then headed to Scouts to check in. J showed up eventually. I headed home and relaxed and watched some TV with L. G got home and had dinner. J home from Scouts. I tried to get a hold of Doc but he didn't answer so I headed to Bible Bangers solo.

20200216 + Tap Time

20200216 + Up in the am and dropped G off at baseball practice. L&I headed to church. Home and got a couple things done around the house. Eventually G got home and J got up. I had the boys tap a couple maple trees, did it pretty much on their own this year, no D. I headed out to a lunch meeting in the afternoon and was gone a couple hours. Home and G made plans with a buddy to spend the night at his place so I ran him out while L got interviewed by D for a paper he is doing on the history of education.

20200215 - Shopping

20200215 - Up in the am and L&I watched Bohemian Rhapsody, it was really good. G showed up eventually and L&I got ourselves around and got some more stuff done. We headed out to some stores that had bathroom makeover supplies and G was thrilled to be with us. We ended up at a new restaurant that clearly wasn't ready for business so we walked across the parking lot to good old Applebee's for a good dinner. Home and watched some TV. 

20200214 ‡ OCC Champs

20200214  Up in the am and had bfast with L. Headed in to work, stopped at post office and gas station on the way. Had a good day at work and got a lot done. Headed home and LG&I picked up Owen and went to Firehouse Subs for dinner before walking over to the basketball high school basketball game. It was s the first high school game we have ever gone to and it was fantastic. They won the OCC title and caught up with some Booster folks I haven't seen in a while. As we walked back to the car we stumbled upon a guy laying along the road who had just been hit by a car... Emergency services showed up and we got Owen home and then ran G out to a friends to spend the night. Home and L&I watched Rocket man.

20200213 + Too Much $

20200213 + Up slow in the am and headed in to work on crappy roads. Got in to the office at 9, helped people on the way to my office and got to my desk at 10. Had a very busy day trying to get ahead of things. Had lunch with CB. finished the day strong. Home and pretty tired. Watched some TV with L as she finished her puzzle. L cooked dinner for G&I and after dinner we had a bathroom guy show up for a quote. He went through his sales pitch and brought in samples and designed a bath for us and in the 3 hours he was there provided us with a quote for $20k! HOLY CRAP, NO THANKS! J worked tonight, came home for only a minute and then headed to a friends for the night.

20200212 - Drain Snaking

20200212 - Up in the am and in to work. Had a full house at the office and got a lot of things done with Lonie and Cory today. We took a break for lunch and to run to the Scout store. Called the Dr. to get more pain meds for the shingles and he called in a new prescription but apparently insurance won't release the meds until 1/18... Headed home through some thick snow. Got home and hung out working on the puzzle and then watching a cute wrestling movie with LJ&G. Went to the bathroom during the movie and the toilet wouldn't flush... Finished the movie and then J helped me take a part the bathroom sink and snake down into the main drain. We got the blockage to move and I got things cleaned up and headed to bed late. Not a great night of sleeping. Hit AFIB once for about 30 seconds.

20200211 - Too Much Today

20200211 - Up in the am and in to work. Call the Dr. to see if I could get a refill on the pain meds for the shingles, these things SUCK! Had a pretty busy day in the office and stayed too late. Home for only a minute before I had to go to a Scout Committee meeting and Board of Review. Meetings are frustrating and I wasn't feeling great. Made it through the meeting and headed home, checking in with L and went straight to bed. No word from Dr. so out of shingles pain meds.

20200210 - Balancing Act

20200210 - Up in the am and did some things around the house and swung by the barber to get my hair cut on the way in. Had a very busy day but not getting the things on my list done... Headed home and swung by the house to pick up and go straight to a middle school baseball meeting. The meeting was short and sweet and saw a lot of folks we know.  Home and G changed and I ran him to Scouts and checked in with the leaders. Back home and L&I watched some of our show and worked on her puzzle. L heard of the broom challenge... and she tried it... J&G eventually got home after Scouts and a stop at DQ. I headed off to Bible Bangers, no Doc, he's to tired. We met for about an hour and came up with a plan for future meetings. Home and got to bed in good time.

20200209 + Making Bread

20200209 - Up at 3am, tried to go back to sleep but that didn't work... Made up a place in the couch and dug in to YouTube to see how to remove a cast iron bathtub and install a zero entry shower.  L up and got around and got G up and we had some bfast. I ran him to baseball and then home to get caught up on some things. Went and Got G and drove another boy home. Home and JG&I went into the crawl space to see if there was a leak somewhere. I couldn't even find a trace of water in the soffit. We closed it up and headed down. Cousin Jen showed up up to check on me and to get caught up. L&I hung out and started watching a new show and started a new puzzle. Gma&paW down at a travel show and stopped by for a visit and dinner at Moe's. Home and we hung out the rest of the night. I made some bread today!

20200208 - Getting Ideas

20200208 - Up in the am and L&I ran Gs friend home, G went with us. We swung by the house to drop of G and ship some ebay stuff. L&I then ran to the post office and up to Ikea to look at shower ideas. They didn't have much to look at and it had me on my feet for too long... We got out of there and headed to an Applebee's for lunch. We had a nice lunch and then headed to a bath showroom in Hilliard and it was too much to take in and VERY expensive. We headed home and found the new XFL football games on TV and settled in to watch, better than NFL I think. J got home, changed and headed in to work. G woke up and LG&I headed to Waffle House for dinner. Home and watched some TV until Late, L&G headed to bed and I waited up for J to get off work.

20200207 - Snow

20200207 + Up a bit later as there’s snow on the ground and schools are on a 2 hr delay. I waited around and made sure boys got up and headed in late. Had a busy day and headed out a bit early. Home and J gone, spending the night at a friends. LG&I headed out to get some dinner and G was desperate to have someone spend the night. He finally found a buddy and he came over. We played Trouble and then the boys vanished into the Xboxes.

20200206 - Third Time's a Charm

20200206 - Up in the am and headed in to work. It was by far my best day yet. We had some huge progress on a major project and I swung by a party after work for a girl that worked for me to say goodbye as today was her last day (It was her third time she quit...). It made the day a bit too long for me and I didn't like the drive home in sleet and dark and I was bit shaky. Home and hung out the rest of the night.

20200205 + Acquitted

20200205 + Up in the am in to work. Took it pretty easy today but enough to keep things moving. Headed home a bit early and made it home in time to watch the impeachment trial of President Trump. What a shitshow and huge waste of time and resources! Relaxed and took it easy the rest of the night. 

20200204 - Back in Rhythm

20200204 - Up Late and heart back in rhythm overnight. I let folks know I would be working remote and worked couple hours from home keep things rolling. Nap, work, nap. Everyone home and L&J headed to Columbus State for an engineering night, G screaming upstairs on Xbox for hours and didn’t eat dinner. L&J back said it was horribly boring. To bed in good time.

20200203 + Last Game

20200203 + Up in the morning and a bit of a late start. Got in to the office and collected my $40 from my Super Bowl winnings and then spent the day keeping things in line and created a couple new processes. Lonie got us Chinese for lunch and it was a fast day. Headed to the middle school down the road to watch G's basketball game and met L there, a buddy from work joined us. It was a good game and G played hard. I had a candy bar and Gatorade for a snack. Home and hung out and relaxed until time to go to Bible Bangers, no Doc he had an early Dr. appointment the next morning. First time out with the guys in a while and it was good to see them. I over did it a bit on the food, bad idea. I had sweet tea, fries and ketchup, nuggets and sauce. That on top of all the other sugar and salt I had knocked my heart back into AFIB... Up until 5am-ish trying to relax and get heart back in rhythm and eventually fell asleep.

20200202 + Unexpected Bowl

20200202 + Up and L took G to baseball practice and then went to church. I got to the desk to pay bills. G home from practice and I got J out of bed by taking his phone. J&G took down the Christmas lights. L home and J took off to ride skateboards with a couple friends and go to a hockey game. G hung out on the Xbox until L&I ran him over to a friends to play outside and then watch the Super Bowl. Land I hung out and L started cooking dinner for us and then J came home with a couple friends. to watch the game, and then a couple more, and a couple more... We had a house full of kids in the basement and L was scrambling to find food for them. It was a great game and the kids had fun and ate everything L put out.

20200201 - Downtowns

20200201 - Up in the late morning and L&I headed to Worthington for G's basketball game. It was a good game and G ran his tail off. After the game L&I parked at my work and walked to a couple of shops and then to a French bakery that is right next to the office for a late lunch. Home and I named some pictures and took a nap. J showed up for a minute, changed and went to work. L&I got ourselves together and went downtown for a nice dinner with Bill and Tiff to catch up. We went to the brewery and stayed a bit longer, maybe too long for me. Home and settled a bit but couldn't sleep last look at clock 4:53am.