20211025

 20211025 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. It is a crappy wet day. I got to the desk and started in with a call and then spent the rest of the morning catching up on things.

20211024

20211024 - Up late and it's clean up day. We got a bunch of cleanup done last night so now it is just putting things back where they go, cleaning serving stuff and getting back to normal. L headed out to watch Sam run in the 8th grade state xc meet and it was raining hard. I just milled around in the garage, took my time and cleaned and cleaned the day away. L home, soaked, I ran G to basketball at the high school. Home and picked up some supplies and headed over to the Mallonn's. We looked at options to rearrange their home network while they had a bunch of walls ripped open for the kitchen remodel. L ran and picked G up from practice and I got home shortly after. We had some dinner and watched some TV and relaxed the rest of the evening.

20211023

20211023 - Up in the am and taking our time getting things ready for tonight's party. L ran G to the school to catch the bus to go run in the cross country District Championships and then back home for a bit before headed out to watch him run. G ran in the 'open' race, not the actual championship due to his hip injury he's been working on. I moved, things, set things up and got things around. J came home and helped with some stuff and then took off. D showed up and he hung out and helped with all the final details. We got the chili cooking and Gma&paW showed up and D helped carry in a bunch of stuff. We then got the hot dogs cooking and nacho chees fired up. L home and drinks out, TVs on, we are ready. 

Soon folks started showing up.

20211022

 20211022

Up calls

J drove to Newark

Signed in, forced him through the fair to get things signed off

In to auditorium to learn about Newark

J won a prize for getting his card filled out, prize was broken

We took a walking tour of the campus, nice little place

As we were leaving I let them know the prize he got was broken, they gave him more stuff.

Went to Bummies for lunch had some fried pepperoni and amazing burgers

J drove home

Got home and J took off and I hit the desk trying to do a couple of things before the end of the day

I met Rob the Scoutmaster at the church and got he scout tent in case of bad weather tomorrow and we hung out for a couple minutes and got caught up.  Home and it was crappy weather so L&I didn't want to go to the high school football game. J&G went with friends, all dressed in pink for their theme tonight. L&I went to Burger King drive through for dinner, ate in the Kroger parking lot and then got groceries. Quite the data night. Home and got the groceries but away and did a bit more for the party tomorrow and in and I started watching the new Dune movie. 2.5 hours long... It explained things WAY better than the 80s version movie, but this 2.5 hour version only covered 1/3 of what the 1984 version did, so I guess more to come. G home from the game the Lions won and he had a blast and lost his voice. 

20211021

20211021 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got to the desk and was there moving fast all morning. J got home from school and I took a break to run back to the school with him and get the hot dog steamer and nacho cheese dispenser. We saw G there during class change. Home and back to the desk. L home and she started cleaning up the garage. I finished up my day and went out and got the TVs set up and some things moved around. L cooked some dinner and we relaxed and planned a bit. 

20211020

20211020 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got a call that lasted most of the morning. I wrapped things up and then headed out. Got the office in Worthington. Walked over and dropped a couple packages off at the post office. Then headed in and chatted with CB for a bit. To my desk and did a couple things. Packed up and headed to Pies and Pints to meet some guys for work for a drink and catch up. Home and chatted with L and stayed up until J got home.

20211019

20211019 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school and I got on calls straight away. L home for lunch as Hazel and I headed out the door for a walk. Home and back to the deck and on the phone until 5:30. In and had some dinner with L. then L&I headed to GFS in Reynoldsburg, a new store for us, to get party supplies.  IT was an adventure... Home and unpacked the stuff and watched some TV the rest of the evening. J home late.

20211018

20211018 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got around and got on a call. Hazel not being good today, lots of barking and hat destruction. I took a break from calls and Hazel and I took a walk. Doc was out 'working on his tan' so we stopped to check in with him. We took our walk and then had some lunch with L when we got home. Back to the desk to finish off the day. After work I threw the ball to Hazel a bit and then packed stuff up and headed to a Booster meeting. Home after the meeting and worked on getting some tasks done that I got from the meeting.

20211017

20211017 - Up in the am, L had made cinnamon roles for the boys and gave them one as they slugged down the steps and put the door. All of G’s buddies gone and he and I headed up to Olentangy Berlin HS for his baseball practice. J home and he and L are going to trim the vines on the side of the house while G&I are at baseball practice (makes me nervous 😬)

20211017

20211017 - Up in the am and G&I headed to Olentangy Berlin HS for his baseball practice. I hung out and got some things done and took a walk while practice was going on. L&J got the ladder out and trimmed the ivy on the side of the house. G said there were only 6 kids there and they looked ok. We raced home, I dropped G off at the house and headed straight to the HS. I got in and found L, Nicole, GmaW and Gma&paB and we settled in for the choir concert. The concert was good and sad to think this is one of the last times we'll go to watch J do this. They did really good and it was very enjoyable. After the concert we headed back to the house and D&G had replaced one of the flood lights on the back of the house while we were at the concert. GpaW was there and he looked and acted MUCH better than the last time we saw him. G opened his bday presents and then we went out for a nice dinner. Home and relaxed a bit. Chris over to watch the Walking Dead. I stayed up with G and watched baseball.

20211016

20211016 + Up in the am And L had dropped off G early to ride the bus for the XC meet that he has not yet been cleared to run in. L and I got the garage cleaned out and Hazel and I took a huge load of stuff to Goodwill. Home and L was picking G up. Hazel and I ran to Gahanna Hardware and swapped out 3 propane tanks. Home and L and I checked out he washing machine. It was working, sometimes it does, sometimes it don’t. Of course every time I look at it it is fine… we carried all the party supplies up and got a good list of what else we need to do and get. I ordered a couple things online for in store pickup and then Hazel and I then headed out. Our first stop was Lowe’s to pick up a LED bulb for my office. Hazel went in with me and got to meet some new folks. We then headed to Home Depot in Westerville to pick up a screen protector they didn’t have in stock at our store and Hazel got lots of love there and some treats. Our last stop was the pet store where she looked at all the toys and we got her food and treats. Home and I installed the new screen on the back door while L was raking leaves, which Hazel was happy to help with. 


I installed one of the new propane tanks on our fire table and it leaked horrible. So I swapped it for another of the new ones and we are in business. I’ll have to take the other one back. We all headed in and G wanted to open the presents we got him. He got his stuff opened and G’s buddies started showing up for his bday party. I ran and picked up some pizzas and the boys ate. They played in the backyard and then came in for some cake and to sing happy bday to G. My God these boys are big!


We had football on and I tried to get some things done on the pc. J stopped by to give G a present and give him a hug and then headed out for the night. We watched football until after midnight and headed to bed. We were woken up at 2am with the boys making ramen and then again at 5am form their running and laughing upstairs. No ones getting much sleep tonight…


20211015

20211015 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got on calls and the day is flying by. D came over to get some dress clothes and stayed for dinner. LDG&I headed to El Vaquero and had a nice meal. D drove and he ran us to Home Depot after dinner to get a couple things. Home and D took off and my Oregon Ducks were playing football so I settled in and got a bunch of work emails done while watching the game. To bed LATE. 

20211014

20211014 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I jumped on calls and stayed on them until I left to meet Rob for lunch at Pies and Pints for some AWSOME wings. It was a nice lunch. Home and back to the desk. Getting a lot done on the new project. Finished the day late. Threw the ball to hazel and bit, had to wash her feet as the yard is muddy from L spreading grass seed and watering it down. We had some dinner. L ran G to his xc dinner. I ran over to the Mallonn's to help them with an electrical issue. L&I cut some more of Hazels hair and we got some talking buttons for her, we'll see how that goes... Up late watching baseball with G.

20211013

20211013 - Up in the am and L at school and J at a friend's and G sleeping, no school again...??? I got to the desk and started calls, D was on one and we spent a bunch of time going through records with him. L home and got G up and looked for J. I had a new hot project dropped on me today... Finished up my day and then came out for a bite to eat and to throw the Ball to Hazel a bit. Hazel and I then ran to the gas station. Home and I worked on the washing machine with G. L Hazel and I then headed to D's softball game at Berliner. His games move fast as they only get 1 pitch. It was a good game, D got a triple w/ 3 RBIs that kept the guys in the game but they lost by one. Home and I was up very late working on the new project that was dropped on me today.

20211012

20211012 - Up in the am and L on zoom calls for her work, J&G at school. I headed in to the office for a day full of meetings. The first was a training class with D and 2 other employees. The next was an IT meeting followed by an ELT meeting and wrapped that up with a Recruiting meeting. I stopped an trained D on a task he's helping us out with some data migration. I got home and L cooked some dinner. I did a couple more things for work. We ate and then headed in and gave Hazel a haircut. We watched a show to wrap up the night.

20211011

20211011 - up in the am and L at work and J&G have another day off... I got around and attacked my list making good progress. J up and out and L home to get groceries and then take G to xc practice. I wrapped up my day and LG&I ate. I headed out to Edison Brewing to meet a couple guys about Booster stuff. Home and got ready for a full day at our main office tomorrow.

20211010

20211010 - Up in the am and L&G in Olentangy for his first baseball practice with the new coach. No idea where J is. I got up and got bills paid for the next couple weeks and got ebay stuff shipped. D and DGF12 showed up. We had never met DGF12 before so it was a treat. L grilled her with all the usual questions and I had a couple, poor girl. She seems very nice. Today is Hazel's bday so D, DGF12 and I took her to the dog park to socialize a bit and then got her a small frosty on the way home. Home and we grilled brats and burgers for dinner. We all sat outside and had a nice meal, chatting and watching football, J&G here too. D&DGF12 headed out and I settled down in front of a TV to watch some football and dig in to my emails to be better prepared for the week. J headed out, G headed upstairs and L is now questioning her green paint choice in the bathroom... I was up late and got a call from J at 1am that he had locked his keys in the car. Hazel and I drove to his rescue and then headed to bed.

20211009

20211009 + Up in the am and L ran to Home Depot to get paint for the bathroom. I got around and headed to the back yard. I replaced the mower deck engagement cable, took off the deck and sharpened the blades. I then removed some pavers from the patio and cut out roots that were making things shaky. I had the Buckeye's game on while I finished up and mowed the back yard during half time. L got a couple coats of paint on and we finished the game on the porch on a beautiful day. L headed back in for more painting and I ran to Kroger and picked up some brats, macaroni salad, Doritos and Corona and limes, and carrot cake and pumpkin pie for dinner, one of my favorite meals. Home and I cooked the brats while L finished up and we ate on the porch watching some football. J home and L ran G to a friends for a bday party. I got the laptop out and started getting caught up on some things on the porch with football on.

20211008

20211008 - Up in the am and L at school and J&G sleeping as the don't have school for whatever reason...  I got to the desk and had a call to introduce the New Hire tracking tool I have been building over the last couple days. L home, I finished my day and then L&I walked down to Creekside to try out the reopening of Signatures. The Mallons met us there for dinner. It was maybe just ok... They messed up most of our order, not what we had hoped it would be... After dinner we walked home and then L, Penn and I headed to the GLHS football game. L and Penn went and sat down, I met the Boosters at their table and helped finish up the program sales and 50/50 raffle. I waited for the raffle winner to show up, paid her and headed up to watch the game. It was a great game, probably the best we have ever seen the Lions play and a HUGE win. It was toga night and J was roaming around in his sheet. Headed home after the game. Dropped G and Trent off at Trent's so he could get his stuff and dropped Penn off and checked out their kitchen demo. Picked G and Trent up and back home. Watched some TV to finish off the night. 

20211007

20211007 + Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I hit the office and was on the PC all day heads down building a new app. Threw the ball to Hazel a bit after work. had some dinner and then watched some TV with L as I worked on the app some more. Up late.

20211006

20211006 - Up late and LJ&G at school and I got on a call. On the PC all day. Need to build a new app to solve our hiring problem. Had dinner with L and the we hung out. I found a new Monopoly like game based on real world properties that uses crypto currency, so I messed around with that until late.

20211005

20211005 - Up in the am and at the desk for a frustrating day. Took a big walk with Hazel and then back home to the desk. L home and then met GmaB and Nicole at Sam's xc meet. I ran and picked G up from xc and then more work. Hazel and I hung out in backyard playing with her red ball. J home late. I coulldn't sleep, 4:30...

20211004

20211004 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got around and got a couple things done for work. I headed to the high school to pick G up and take him to his orthodontist appointment in New Albany. It was a quick appointment and I got him back to school We saw J as I dropped him off. Back home and Hazel didn't tear anything up while I was gone. I got on the PC and started getting things done. Everyone home and we had ribs that I overcooked on the grill. In the evening I got the towel bars and tp holder installed in the bathroom.

20211003

20211003 - Up in the am and got around. L ran to the store to look for bathroom accessories. J got home and G got up grumped around. I got a bunch of little things done. L home and we had some lunch watching the Browns game and I fired up the PC to try to get ahead of the curve this week. I did some Booster stuff and Chris came over to watch the Walking Dead. After the show we shut down and headed to bed. Couldn't sleep again, only up till 3:30...

20211002

20211002 - Up in the am and g at a xc meet but not running and L finishing up and cleaning up the bathroom. I got around and shipped some ebay stuff. Home for a sec and then Hazel and I went to pick G up. Home and J was heading out to sell some clothes. L finished up the bathroom and i got the threshold and do put back on. It looks great (but we need a new door now). I got my stuff together and hand headed to the back porch to watch some football and order shaving supplies for the boys, tape for ebay and a new cable for the mower. A dad of one of G's friends has started a little pizza business in his backyard. He has a little wood fired pizza oven and sends a text out asking people what they want and their pickup options. G has been to their house and had the pizzas and raved about them. We missed his first date because we went to a football game. But this time we had our order in and I got the text that it was our turn to come and pickup. G, Hazel and I ran to his house, checked out his setup and chatted with him while he cooked our pizzas. It only took a couple min and we headed home with the pies. Home and ScottH was at the house, his wife was out of town for the weekend and we headed to the back porch. G had a couple of buddies over and we all had some pizza while the Buckeye game got under way. Let me tell you something about these pizzas, THEY ARE THE BEST PIZZAS I HAVE EVER HAD. L said the same thing. They were AMAZIN, the kind of meal you eat one bite at a time and just savor the flavors as long as you can. UNREAL! Anyway we watched the Buckeyes beat the pants off of Rutgers and then the exciting end to the Oregon game. Scott took off and we headed in. L had to wash Hazel's feet as she had been chasing the ball from 2pm to 10pm and her legs were black. in and more football on as we hung out for the rest of the night. To bed and couldn't sleep. Last look at clock 4:37...

20211001

20211001+- Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got to the desk and got the morning stuff done. I made a quick trip out to pick up some anniversary gifts for L before she got home :-) I got back on the PC, L home and happy to see her gifts. I worked the rest of the day. J headed out with some friends and G got a ride to the football game in New Albany with some buddies. L&I headed to Ted's Montana Grill at Easton for a nice dinner and then walked around in a couple shops. A nice relaxing evening. We headed home and watched the new Cruella movie. J&G home late. Nice evening with L celebrating 27 years together.

20210930

20210930 + up late, had a rough coughing night. LJ&G at school. We got calls from the school because J&G were late. I got up got myself around and jumped on a call. At the desk for the day. Did some touch up mudding and caulking between tasks. After work I had to go fix the mower, a spring on the end of a cable broke. I had a spring and made it work. J was busy cleaning his room so I mowed and had to put the belt back on about 10 times. L ran G to a XC dinner. I finished caulking the tub and L&I ran to Home Depot to return stuff we didn’t use and get some final touches. We dropped off the trim router I borrowed from the Varney’s and checked out their Senior Night stuff they are doing for Donovan and their new floors. On to pick G up and swing through Wendy’s to pick up dinner. Home and watched the Bengals game, D is there and sending us pics. 

20210929

20210929 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I jumped on a call that went for hours. I finished my day and headed to the baseball field for a parent only meeting. The coaches asked where G has been during the open fields. Saw lots folks there I knew. Home and L has everything painted and installed the lights and outlets. Hazel and I cleaned up the garage and pulled the car in. Headed to bed and started couching…

20210928

 20210928

L & Hazel ran G to MSE for a XC event

L got grout done around the shower and window

Mirror hung, trim on top of the wainscot on the N&E walks holes cut for lights and outlets and toilet installed!

20210926

 20210926 Up and did a bit in the bathroom, Chris Bowman picked G up and took him to fill in for a baseball game.  L, Hazel and I got to a stopping point and went and watched G play a bit.

Home and L&I ran to CVS to get cough stuff for me and readers for her. On to home depot to get some paint and plumbing supplies.

Home and I did a couple more things in the bathroom and we grilled dinner.

Ate, cleaned up the garage, did some stuff on the PC and then 

20210925

 20210925

Up late

worked on bathroom

GmaB and Nicole over to take pics of J&G for homecoming

Took G to Creekside to meet up with his friends for Homercoming pics, had him jump out and he was on his own

Worked on bathroom more

L home, helped a bit and then we ran over to McClain's to watch Buckeye's game with them.

They had some neighbors over.

Tiff spilled the beans on J&I's Vegas secret...  L was wasn't too upset about the tattoos...

Home and watched some more football

J&G out having a blast, spent the night at friends

20210924

 20210924

Work

D stopped by, got groceries with G, took him to apt and back home

D drove LG&I to 5 Guys for dinner and then Home Depot to get supplies for the bathroom

Home and L&I finished installing tile around the shower and window

Up until 5:30 am building an app for work

20210923

  20210923 + 

Varney's dropped of trim router, chatted for a bit

Lori got tile around the window done

20210921

20210921 - Up in the am and J&G at school and L home with her shingles again today. I got rolling and had a call. Hazel and I took a short walk. J got home and I ran to pick up taxes. Back to the office and I got busy on an unplanned frustrating day.

20210920

20210920 - Up in the am and J&G at school. I hung out and did my morning stuff in the living room with L & Hazel. I moved in to the office and got things rolling. Hazel and I took a mid day break and walked to the end of the road and back. J home and mowed the yard. I had to run and pick G up from XC as the coach asked him to take it easy today. Home and finished my day and threw the ball to hazel for a bit. J took off and G came down and joined L&I for dinner. After dinner I put another coat of mud in the bathroom and then cleaned up. L&I chilled out the rest of the night watching fixer-uper shows.

20210919

20210919 - Up in the am and L headed to her Dr. appointment where she got the confirmation that she has shingles... I ran G to a meet the coach event in Westerville. We swung by Home Depot on the way home to get more supplies for the bathroom. Home and L ran a couple of errands and I did some planning for the bathroom. L home and I ran to a bday party for a coworker over on sawmill for a bit. Home and I did the electrical prep work in the bathroom and then got the rest of the drywall hung and a first coat of mud on it. Done working for the day we had some dinner and then L&I hung out watching TV for the rest of the evening. 

20210918

20210918 - Up in the am, L dropped G off at the school for his XC meet. I headed to the clinic to get a COVID test, it was negative! L headed to watch G run. I got home and started some drywall work over the window in the bathroom. L called, G was in 1st in his race for the first mile, dropped back to second for the 2nd mile and then….  almost everyone else finished the race and no G… he finally showed up and finished. Apparently he started feeling strange and passed out mid stride. A New Albany player helped him get up and he finished the race. L home and we hung out on the porch watching some football. I ran and got G and some food for him. Home and watching football on the back porch as we hear the Jazz & Blues Fest spinning up downtown. D sent us pics from the game. 

20210917

20210917 - Up late and everyone at school. I got up and around and had a call. L&J home and I was working on the back porch with the sound from the 'Jog for Jefferson' cheering in the background. Moved inside in the afternoon. I finished my day and L ran and picked dinner up for us. We are on the porch and then to watch TV and I got a bunch of email out of the way and we found a place for me to get a COVID test tomorrow so I don’t have to wear a mask around the house. I stayed up and waited for J to get home before heading to bed. 

20210916

20210916 - Up slow in the am, feeling pretty bad, soar throat and achy. Everyone at school and I got to the desk where I made a couple calls and then decided I was not going to go in to the office and expose others to my illness. So I was parked at the desk for the day non-stop. After work L went to pick G up from XC and then run him to a dinner with the team. I put foam in the south wall of the bathroom and then set up in the living room to try to get caught up. J&JGF6 stopped by for a short visit this evening and L&I just hung out in the living room with masks on. Talked to Gma&paW a bit, they are going to try and take the tractor to Wooster tomorrow to get worked on. Up late, couldn't sleep.



20200915

20200915 - Up in the am not feeling great. Everyone at school and I got to the desk for a busy day. D stopped over in the afternoon and cut a board to make a shelf for his hats in his apartment. I finished my day and feeling worse and worse parked it on the couch and tried to get caught up on stuff. Up late getting all our tax stuff done for 2020. 




20210914

20210914 - Up in the am and everyone at school. I worked all day and got lots of things done but still very far behind. L has had a couple days of school now and comes home with stories of all the new kids and crazy things that happened throughout her day. I was pretty wiped out so didn't do much for the evening. I helped L in the bathroom trim some drywall and get ready for the next steps. D had a championship game tonight that they won!



20210913

 20210913 - Up in the am and everyone at school. I got to the desk and that was it for the day... I didn't take laptop with me to Las Vegas and today the 700+ emails that came in over the last 4 days kept me busy. Add the calls coming in and I was lucky to get anything done... J home,  L home, and L ran to get G. I came out for dinner and LG&I ate, J took off to be with friends and apply for new jobs. We ate and talked to Lonie about buying a house and then ran downtown to see D's new apartment. Home and watched some football.




20210912

20210912 - Well we didn't get much sleep, but now J can say he has taken the red eye. We landed at 5am and got a cab home. L came out to say hi and then all to bed. J was gone by the time I got up. L said he told her all about the trip. L had grouted the floor while I was gone and it looks GREAT! I ran G to his basketball and then took Hazel to the dog park for a bit. We got frostys on the way home and then had our treat before heading back out to pick G up. Home and hung out, Chris came over and we watched 2 episodes of Walking Dead to get caught up. Headed to bed after a long, exhausting but really cool weekend with J.






20210911

 20210911 - Up later in the am and we checked out. We checked our bags with the bell hop and so we didn't have to carry them around all day and headed out. We caught the bus north and stopped a couple places J saw the last couple days that he wanted to revisit. We then took a break from the heat and found a sports bar in a casino where we watched the end of the OSU Oregon game. OSU lost, BUT, because the $20 sport wager I placed had the best chance to profit if the Ducks won and I bought a 'Oregon to Win' ticket, I turned my $20 in to $110!!! We headed back out in the heat and caught the bus to the las Vegas sign where we found a local that took us past the line of folks waiting to get their pics taken and got pics for us. 




Back to the hotel, got our bags and hung out in a sport bar for a bit. I headed out and cashed out all my chips and sport tag. We then walked through to Mandalay Bay to kill some time and caught an Uber to the airport. We headed there early because we didn't know what traffic was going to be like, or security at the airport and didn't want to miss our flight. In hindsight we could have found a couple more places to explore and still had plenty of time. We found some neck pillow and got to the gate and just waited and watched people. We got ton the plan at 10pm PST and will wake up in Columbus.

Back at home L got the bathroom grouted today and G had a XC meet that he went down with some boys last night and spent the night and went out for a team dinner. He came in 31st out of 300+ runners in the JV race!




20210910

20210910 - Up in the am and J and I headed down to find the buffet. It was in the basement of the pyramid and it was MASSIVE. We got our fill and then caught the bus heading north. We got off in old Vegas, walked a couple blocks and arrive at the Pawn Stars Gold and Silver Pawn shop. We went in and checked the place out. J got a little necklace for JGF6 there. We walked across the street so J could check out a tattoo shop. We caught another bus and headed to the Strat Casino where we headed Shout on the strip for another 2.5 mile hike in the 102 degree desert day. We stopped at Circus Circus and saw a trapezes show and J found a sweatshirt. Found a couple more Tattoo shops he wanted to visit. We went in and out of casinos checking them out and when we made it to Treasure Island we caught a bus and headed back to the Luxor. Back to home base and cleaned up and killed some time resting until we got ready and caught an Uber to the Rio. It was my first Uber ride ever and I was amazed at how easy it was and wondered why I hadn't done this before... We got the Rio and J got kicked off the casino floor while I signed up for a rewards card. J&I met up at the entrance and headed up 50 floors to the VooDoo Steak and Roof Top Lounge. I got a smoking drink and we had FABULOUS STEAKS. J had to take lots of pics of his food and we enjoyed every bite. After dinner we found the theatre and got checked in. J tried to buys us water before the show at the bar and they wouldn't even sell him water... We got our two $7 bottles of water and made our way to the front row of Penn & Teller and settled in for an AMAZING, MIND BLOWING and fun show. It was GREAT! We were right next to them and still have no idea how they do the things they do. We caught an Uber back to the hotel and J was tired and headed up to the room. I wanted to learn how to bet on a sporting event so headed to the sport booking section and the lady there taught me how to do it. I placed a little bet on the OSU vs Oregon game (my 2 favorite teams). Next thing I wanted to learn was roulette. I watched some some guys for a little bit and then dove in with the $50 I was willing to lose. I played for about 20 minutes and it was really fun. I cashed out and walked away with about $200. Up to the room, checked in with J and to bed.


















20210909

20210909 + Up in the am and everyone home today. We got word that G’s COVID test was negative! I headed out and got a hair cut while J finished packing. Home and L and Hazel ran J&I to the airport. We realized the last time J was on a plane was when he went to Disney when he was about 8. We got through security and grabbed a bite to eat before heading to the gate. The got on the plane and J got the window and videoed the take off. I fell asleep shortly after and when I woke up J had been drawing amazing pictures. We landed and the slot machines were there as soon as you step off the pane. We made our way through the airport and found our bus to hotel. As we got closer to the strip the size of these buildings started to settle in on J's brain and we stayed in the Luxor, the GIANT pyramid with the HUGE sphinx out front. We walked in and J's head exploded! We got checked in and ventured out exploring in the hotel a bit before getting a really good meal in a neat Mexican place. We couldn't get back in the room so headed to the front desk for help and upgraded to a corner suite on the 23rd floor.  We moved our stuff and headed out. Walked south to the Mandalay Bay Casino and then headed north for 2.5 miles to Treasure Island. We stopped at all the casinos along the way, did lots of people watching. We watched the fountain show at the Bellagio, Walked through the streets of Rome at Caesar's Palace and saw many other picture snap worthy sites. I couldn't take another step so we bought a 3 days bus pas and headed home. Back to the room. Jack ventured out and got some cans of Starbucks for the mornings and candy bars while I hung out in the room. To bed LATE from a busy day.















20210908

20210908 - Ip and G home sick again. I had a busy morning at work. J home early. Hazel and I took quick walk. L home and took G to the Dr. He doesn’t have strep and we have to wait 24hrs for his COVID test results… I finished my day and L&I got a bite and then started tiling the bathroom. 5 hours later we had a tile floor! J home late. He asked JGF6 to Homecoming by filing her bedroom with balloons.

20210906

 20210906 - up an d straight in to the bathroom. Finished putting new sub floor down. L picked G up from friends sleep over. L ran to D's championship game, he was assistant coaching. I got the cement board measured and measured and measured and cut. L home we ran to Home Depot to get thinset. got speed thinkset that I think may ahve hardened too fast... hope it doesn't mess up all our work. Got the cement board in.

20210905

 20210905

Up and right in to bathroom

Removed floor around toilet and rebuilt took all day

Gma&paW stopped by for a visit

L&I ran to Home Depot and got hopefully everything else we need for the bathroom project

20210904

 20210904 - Up in the am and L&I headed to Hilliard to watch G run. He came in 17th in the freshman sophomore race and got a medal. We then headed to the Home Depot to get some tiling supplies. Home and I removed the bathroom sink and toilet and and then 5 layers of flooring, one layer at a time... Finished that up and LG&I went over to the McClain's for a short visit and to watch some football. I am SORE

20210903

 20210903 - 

LG&I headed out and stopped by Caiden's, G's buddy's, to pick him up and I ran around back and checked out his pizza oven. We dropped the boys off at the freshman tailgate and then met the Mallons for dinner at the Rusty Bucket. We had a good meal and then walked over to the GLHS football game. It was a great game and the Lions won with only 1 second left on the clock! the kids stormed the field, J led the way.

20210902

 20210902

G went to first XC team meal, got all dressed up hahaha

L&I went up to Coaches and met up with the McClains and Gervais to watch the first half of the OSU football game.

home finished watching with G in the basement

20210831

 20210831 - LJG to school, L meeting more kids today. 

My day was very chaotic and long

Took one break about 2 for a short walk with Hazel

Back to the desk until 4:45 and then ran to the high school to work on the hot dog machine in the concession stand, it had a leak and I didn't have the part. Picked G up from his XC practice and we ran to Gahanna Hardware to see if they had the part. The guy there was completely unhelpful. I found what I needed, and G&I headed back to the high school and got the hot dogs steaming. Home and L had dinner ready for us. After dinner I worked on getting the mirror hung and L figured out where she wanted the lights. Wrapped things up and doing stuff on the PC for work and Boosters.

20210830

 20210830

Hazel and I took a short walk

L home and then sat at the school waiting on G for an hour.

L&G home and we ate and then hung out watching some TV. J home about 10 and JG&I watched American Ninja Warrior until late and headed to bed

20210829

 20210829 - Up and got some things done around the house and then G&I headed to his practice at the Gahanna JV field and it went pretty good. Most of the boys were there and they did ok for it being hot. Home and I dug in to the shower and after some reconstruction raised it so an 6' tall person could stand under the showerhead without an extension arm to lift it up. I tested it out and it was very nice. Chris came over this evening and we watched 3 episodes of the Walking Dead, we got a bit behind. We finished up late and that ended the weekend.

20210828 +

20210828 + Up and paid bills for the next two weeks. Headed out and reattached the flashing under the boys bathroom dormer and then got a coat of aluminum fiber paint on it. Got the ladders cleaned up and put away and then got myself cleaned up. D and his buddy's showed up and hung out in the backyard while I cooked some brats and burgers. The Cole's showed up, today is Lena's 12th bday, and Gma&paB. We had a nice lunch and hung out and chatted a bit enjoying the day. In the evening L&I ran to our fist movie in a year and a half, since COVID hit, and saw the Jungle Cruise. It was great and nice to go to the theater.

20210827

20210827 Worked brains out

L&I headed out to run errands, gas station and CVS and then met up with the Mallonns at El Vaquero for a nice dinner. After dinner L&I headed to Home Depot to look at our options to cover the bathroom walls and get stuff to raise the showerhead. Home and hung out a bit before heading to bed.

20210826

 20210826 - Up in the am and straight to the desk. I took Hazel on a walk after work while L cooked dinner. Home and ate and D stopped by for his bday. We chatted and gave him some presents and he took off. J home from work, he got to see D a bit and then headed to his girlfriends. I put the last coat of mud on the bathroom ceiling and then watched the rest of the Queen movie with L. Hard to believe D is 22.

20210825 +

20210825 + Worked a full day and after dinner put a layer of mud on the bath ceiling
G&I spent the evening ripping apart the riding mower and installing new transmission and drive belts. We put it all back together with no extra parts and IT WORKED!

20210824

Team app training
Booster stuff

20210823

 20210823 - Up in the am and everyone at school. I got some things done and then Hazel and I headed to pick G up from school for his orthodontist apt. We swung by the house so G could brush his teeth and put his rubber bands on. I carried the pile of scrap wood to the curb while waiting on him. We then headed out and did the ortho appointment. I then dropped G off at school and swung by the post office on the way home. Home and at the desk. Took a break to eat and take a walk with Hazel.

20210822

20210822 + Up in the am the idea to seal up the hive didn't seem to work as we had bees in the living room this morning... I got the front door tied open and investigated to find more holes to seal.  In and back to work in the bathroom. I got a layer of mud on and then started cleaning out the garage. Hazel and I ran to drop some things off at Goodwill and pick up an auction win. When we got home Gma&paW were here dropping off gifts for D's bday this week. We had a short visit and they took off. I got some more mud on the ceiling and did more cleaning, A LOT MORE CLEANING. I did a deep clean on the entire garage. L ran to Home Depot a couple times to buy bee stuff as we are realizing that sealing the hive was not the thing to do, I dug out the mortar drilled some holes so the bees can get out. And stopped by and replenished my Natty supply and Nate stopped by with some Cane's for dinner. We hung out and chatted in the garage while I kept cleaning. Garage done about 10:30pm and then L&I put 'Seven' traps around the bee holes. Headed in to get cleaned up and head to bed. Long hot productive day.

20210821

 20210821

G's 1st Varsity XC Meet. Ran Varsity as a freshman. came in 242 out of 375, not bad for a freshman!

Home,

D brought my drill back and helped with some rafters

LG&I got the drywall up

I got fan and light installed


Showerd with no mositer on the mirror! 1st time in 20 years!

Ran up to our new remodeled and just reopened Burger King to get dinner for L&I.

Mallonn's over for a nice visit


G at big soccer event at the high school and then to Burnworth's for the night.

20210820 +

 20210820 +  Jack had JGF6 over so L&I could meet her.  Nice girl.  After work L&I ran up to Nazareth for some gyros

20210818

 20210818 - Grant and I installed vent from main floor bathroom through outer wall.

20210817

 20210817


J went to his first concert, I mean BIG concert to see Interrupters, Weezer and Fall Out Boys, Green Day’

20210816

 20210816 - Up in the am and everyone at school, L just getting her room ready. I got on the PC and got my day rolling. L home, J home, then J left again. D stopped by to get some tools.


Booster meeting

20210815

 20210815


Home Depot to get a 4 1/4" hole saw


Waited up for J to help cement in the bees, he didn't want to help...

20210814

 20210814


Courtland, truck, andy, 4x4, L and Hazel, drop cb off, up to farm

delivered, arrangements for once over nice visit worked on CW phone

Had dinner

worthington, home settled up late on email

20210813

 20210813 - Up in the am and got a pic of J starting his senior year. G jumped in the car with him and they headed to school. I got around and got to the desk and started my day, still catching up.

20210812 +

20210812 + Up in the am and L&G took pics of G for his first day of high school! L drove him to school. I got on the desk and in to calls and further email cleanup. It was a long day and no where near catching up. I headed out and threw the ball to Hazel for a bit while L made dinner. G came down and ate with us and told us all about his day. Sounds like he did just fine. Hazel and I back outside and Andy stopped over to chat about Booster stuff until late. In and watched some TV before heading to bed.


Power out overnight

20210807

20210807 + Up in the am and J at work, G ran 8 miles, L mowed the yard, I sprayed the bees in the front step. G got himself around and he and I walked down to Creekside to check out the cool cars at the car show. We saw lots of them we wanted, but it was a Corvette show and G was in heaven. We headed home and L and Hazel we lounging in Hazel's pool. I hung out on the back porch trying to get more things done before a couple days off.

20210806

 20210806 - Had an incredibly busy day at work trying to wrap things up for a couple days off. After work I ran to the high school to pick up some t-shirts I had ordered. Home and had some dinner. L headed over to the Mallon's to hang out with a couple moms and Penn came here to hang out on the back porch and cathc up a bit. J home from a cook out and G off the xbox and JG&I headed ot he basement to watch the new 'Suicide Squad' movie that came out today.

20210805

 20210805 - Up in the am and J at work and G was at XC and I hit the desk. G home and L&G headed to the high school to get G's schedule and walk the halls so he has some idea of what's going to happen next week! I finished the day and relaxed out back with L and Hazel for a bit.

20210804

20210804 - Up in the am and J at work and G at XC, L ran G’s knee braces to him. I got to the desk and started a task that was going to take all day. G home from XC and made his qualifying time to make the team. GmaB showed up and Nicole, Lena and Sam. They all headed out shopping for back to school stuff. Everyone home and I finally got out of the office. D came over and DJL and GmaB headed out for dinner and G&I headed to a XC pool/parent meeting event. 

20210803

20210803 + Up in the am and to the desk. G had XC, J at work and L cleaning everything. I jumped on calls and in to work. L removed Hazel's bandages today and her foot is all good. I had a busy day at the desk. After work G&I headed to Westerville for a practice with Ed and his new team. It was a pretty good practice and Ed is old school making them run when they miss a play. Home and G&I ate and L&I settled in watching the Olympics. 

20210802 - Bloody Foot

20210802 - Up in the am and straight away on calls. G went to XC this morning and J is heading in to the school to get his schedule worked out, L is looking for spots where we might be able to squeeze a vacation in... J headed out with some friends to Goodwill before going to pick up his schedule and get his Sr. pictures taken... God hope he doesn't buy/wear something awful...L helped find a place in WV for a couple days of vacation next week and I got that booked for us.  L cut one of Hazel's toenails to short so she's walking around the house with a black sock on... I finished up my day and G Hazel and I ran to one of Ed's auction to pick up a bunch of stuff. Home and carried things in and had dinner. Hazel's foot still bleeding so L ran to the pet store and got stuff to help clot the blood and I kept Hazel occupied until L got back and then we got her fixed up. We headed in to settle for the evening and watch some of the Olympics.

20210801 - Out of Time

20210801 - Up in the am and did a bit around the house. L ran and picked up G and J showed up eventually. I hosted the Performing Arts Boosters on the back porch to teach them about Team App and how we run the Athletic Boosters. One of the guys here for the meeting saw the horse in the backyard and told us a story of when he was in 1st grade and kissed his best friend's girlfriend on the top of that horse. He got his picture taken with it and was going to forward to his friend. IT started pouring so we moved indoors. D stopped over and hung out for a while and had some lunch with us. Then LJ&I headed to Home Depot to get supplies for the next phase of the bathroom remodel. In the afternoon more changes to the baseball team and we went down to 4 players and then Ed got some commits and suddenly we were up to 10 commits. I scrambled around getting the offer letters put together and sending them out. As well as a practice notification for this Tuesday. L&I then sat on the back porch and tried to figure out how to squeeze a vacation in this year... Its not looking good with schedule pickups for J&G next week and XC and baseball practices and team meetings... We all headed to bed disappointed.

20210731 + Dave's 50th

 20210731 + Up in the am and got some things done around the house. L gave me a haircut and then I rinsed off and Hazel and I headed out. We swung by the post office and Goodwill on our way to the dog park for a short visit. We then drove through Wendy's but J was working back on the grill so we didn't get to see him. Home and I dropped Hazel off and went to the grocery to pick up some stuff and Benadryl for L/s bee sting. Home and got some things done for work while watching the Olympics and throwing the ball to Hazel. D called a couple of times, his move was going good and they are in the new place already. J home from work and is going to spend a night with a friend. G called from the pool and is going to spend the night with a friend. L&I got ready and headed up to Mansfield for Dave's surprise 50th bday party. It was a nice crowd and some old faces I haven't seen for years were there. It was great to catch up folks and celebrate with Dave. We hung out a little while and then wanted to head home before dark. Home and got Hazel out of the cage and finished up work email.

20210730 - BAD DOG!

20210730 - Up late and L ran to Nicole's for the day. I got to the desk, had a couple calls, paid bills and got things ready for next week. G headed to the pool and J headed out. D called looking for the white car to move to his new apartment. I was chained to the desk. D showed up and got the white car and L home shortly after. L made some chocolate chip rice crispy treats for D and his buddies, set them on the counter to cool and headed outside to mow. I was in the office and heard some strange noises and then a loud thud! I went out to the kitchen and Hazel had helped herself to the treats! G had some friends come over to spend the night and L&I just hung out in the living room watching the Olympics for the evening.

20210729 + Another Try

20210729 + Up in the am and in to the office for a couple all day meetings. Got a lot done in the meetings and headed home in good time. Got G and we headed to a tryout with the team he wants to play for. Not a lot of folks there, but a couple good ones we'd like to get. D was there and helped with the tryout, it was a really nice place. Home and relaxed and watched some of the Olympics with L in her newly rearranged living room.

20210728 - Creekside Fun

20210728 - Up in the am and G at XC and his buddies are asleep upstairs. I got on the PC and calls and got the day rolling. G and his friends up making noise so I shut myself in to finish the day. At the end of the day the McClains showed up and we walked down to Creekside to have dinner and listen to some music at the park. It was a good time and we finished the night off with a game around the table. 


20210727 - SKUNKED!

20210727 - Well I let Hazel out at 3am and she found 2 skunks in our backyard... and yup, she got sprayed...  L&I didn't let her in and gave her a bathing outside. L had a good plan and got her pretty clean after 1 try... Up in the am exhausted from the all night skunkipade with Hazel... Got to the desk and made the most of the day. Moved a bunch of things forward so that was good. J at work, G at the pool all day, Gma&paB stopped by and then went to lunch at Wendy's to see J. L got herself ready and went to a selling party with one of her girlfriends. I worked late and then Hazel and I were alone so we warmed up some leftovers and headed out to the porch to eat, watch the Olympics, do some email and throw the ball a million times. G's buddy Trent showed up and we hung out watching TV until G and his other friend Jack showed up. I played the boys in Trouble and they beat me in the first game, and then headed upstairs to set up their xboxes. L home and we hung out watching more Olympics until late.

20210726 - Destruction Crew

20210726- Up in the am and ran to get blood drawn. Home and J at work, L ran to get G from his buddy's house and then she started doing the next step on her bathroom project and I got on the PC. G headed to the pool and had a normal day. At the end of the day Ed, G's coach for next year showed up and we went to the OEB tryout so he could see some of the kids. G didn't go so it was a bit awkward... We didn't stay long, Ed met Bill and Chris and we watched a bit and headed home. Home and hung out with L watching Olympics.

20210725 - Picnic

20210725 - Up in the am and J headed to work and LG Hazel and I headed to Delaware to meet up with L's family for a picnic. IT was a nice time and really good to see folks and catch up. It was really hot and I was feeling pretty tired so we didn't stay to late. Home and L ran G out to a friend's to spend the night. D stopped over to get supplies to clean up the house he's living in before he moves in to the new one. L and I sat around watching the Olympics. J home after a long day and watched some of the skateboarding with us before heading upstairs. L&I watched some gymnastics and swimming before heading to bed. I was up late.

20210724 + Leak In A Tire

20210724 + Up in the am, J at work and L made G&I some bfast. I gave L directions for the next step of the bathroom demolition and G&I headed out to the garage to fix D's tire that has been going flat for a while. We got it off, found the leak, went to he auto parts store to pick up a repair kit. Home and taught G how to fix D's tire and get it put back on. G got the rest of D's tires inflated to the right pressure and then helped me fix the back porch swing for L. Ed, G's baseball coach for next year showed up and hung out on the back porch for a bit talking baseball. It's amazing the folks Ed knows, Butch Reynolds (one time Olympic gold metal winner and 400m world record holder) that he is going to have teach the boys how to run, Pete Rose that he's going to try to get and come talk to the boys... The list goes on and on... D home and hung out with us on the back porch for a bit. Ed left, D left and L came out to hang on the porch with me and G headed up to the Xbox. L&I hung out while I got caught up on some things from a really crazy week...

20210723 - Demo Day

20210723 - Up early and in to the office. A guy that was a key player in the meeting and supposed to be there texted and said he wouldn't make it, so I called and fired him. Meeting happened and took all day. Good progress, finding lots of things that need fixed... Home in good time and hung out with L for a bit, and she showed me her demo work for the day before we ran to pick up pizza for dinner. Home and ate and D showed up. One of the tires on his car has been losing air for a month, so he's going to take our car to Massilon for softball tomorrow. D hung out and ate, chatted with us and watched some of the Olympic opening ceremonies. G home from the pool and ate and hung out too. J home from work, D took off and G headed upstairs. I woke L up so she could se the USA folks march in and the final pieces of the opening before heading to bed.

20210722 - Final Tryout

20210722 - Up in the am, feeling better today. L took Hazel on a walk and then started working on her bathroom demo. J left the house at 6am to go to Wendy's and G went to XC this morning. I hit the desk and am trying to get caught up from being out of pocket for 3 days. I got a bunch done and was glad to be working from home, except for all of L's banging around in her bathroom demo... I finished my day up a bit early and G&I headed up to Olentangy for a tryout. This tryout was for the Arsenal, G's current team, and G lead the warm ups and stretching. There weren't as many kids there as we thought would show up, but some good ones. Chris, Bill and I had to help with the tryout. It was a good tryout and a couple kids committed right away. G got an offer and I think this is where he will land. G&I headed home and picked up some gas and Arby's on the way. Home and not up too late as I'm not 100% yet.

20210721 - Big Try

20210721 - Up in the am and feeling better today. Drove myself to the office and we dove right in to the meeting. It was productive and took the first half of the day. Everyone headed out to do their thing and I stayed in the office for a couple more hours to take some calls and get some things done. Home and got Grant and we headed over to the Bo Jackson Dome in Hilliard for another baseball tryout. There were 67 kids there trying out, it was crazy. G did eh ok at fielding, but ran, hit and pitched well. Bill, Tom and a bunch of dads I have met throughout the years were there and we chatted about this and that to pass the 3 hours we were there... After the tryout G&I took Andrew with us and we stopped at a Waffle House, but they were closed, so we just headed home. I saw a sign for another Waffle House on the way home, we swung in and it was open. We sat down and had some dinner and and the boys blah blah blah the whole time. We were full and headed home. I told some bad dad jokes and we got Andrew delivered home. G&I got home and settled in for the night.

20210720 + 70%

20210720 + Up early and feeling a bit better, about 70% and L drove me in to work. We had an all day meeting and I was pretty quiet in the morning. We walked to get some lunch and I felt better after lunch and participated more. We had some good discussions on moving the company forward. D checked in with me to see if I need a ride home, but we weren't done yet. We finished our meetings and walked to dinner at the Whitney House. It was a good meal and feeling better as the day went on. CB drove me home. Home and G decided not to go to the tryout we had lined up for the night, which was fine with me. Hung out at home and relaxed the rest of the night.

20210719 - ER Again

20210719 - Up in the am and not feeling 100%... Had meetings in the office today so headed in to work. I got VERY lightheaded driving and thought this is NOT RIGHT... Made it to work and CB was in the parking lot when I got there. He took one look at me and said 'You ok?' I said no and he threw me in his car and ran me to the fire station up the road... They checked me out and everything looked fine, but wanted me to go the ER. So I got an ambulance ride to the ER. Made it to the ER, they hooked me up ran some fluids in me and drew blood. L showed up. Tests all came back ok. The Dr. said you have a pulse of 49, are you an elite athlete? I replied of course I am! He said everything looks fine, go home, drink lots of fluids, get some rest and call your Dr. L drove me home. I hung out on the couch with Hazel guarding me for the rest of the afternoon. Chris took G to a tryout and L&I headed to the tryout towards the end of it to pick G up. Home and took it easy and headed to bed early.

20210718 - Ka Nigits!

20210718 - Up in the am G headed to the pool and L&I headed to Friendship park with hazel to take a walk to where the rivers meet for her to play in the water a bit. We got there and walked back to the rivers but the water was raging. We took the long way back and came out in a field full of knights have a battle. Home and I set up on the back porch determined to make it through my hundreds of emails before tomorrow meeting. I hung out in the breeze with my laptops and some beers, throwing the ball to Hazel a million times and got done as the sun went down. in to the house and J bac from vacation. We talked to him for a bit before he vanished upstairs.

20210717 - Mud Hole

20210717 - Up in the am and L at Panera with some work friends. I got to the desk and got the bills paid. L home and I finished up and then took Hazel to a dog park in New Albany for a change of scenery. It was a mud hole and a mean little pit bull showed up so we headed out and took a nice walk around a 1.25 mile loop at the park. Home and L&I hanging out on the back porch and I got a call from Bill letting us know he was at Tom Sr's bday party at Coach's. L didn't want to go so I walked down and hung out a bit and headed home before dark.

20210716 - Pill Popper!

20210716 - Up in the am and internet works today!!! So I worked from home. L ran G to and from XC and he vegged out most of the day. L ran errands and I was on calls and buried in email. At the end of the day I shipped ebay stuff and Hazel and I headed to the Post office to drop them off, the gas station to get beer and lotto, but the lotto machine was broke, and to McD's to pick up dinner. Home and LG&I ate downstairs and watched the new 'Space Jam' movie, it was cute. G reported he wasn't feeling good as he headed up to play on xbox and L FINALLY GOT HIM TO SWALLOW A PILL. The years long battle is finally over and he didn't die from the pill getting stuck in his throat or cutting him on the way down, PRAISE THE LORD!!! L and I celebrated and watched another move, well she slept. L headed up to bed and G came down and we watched a documentary on 'Action Park' and both decided that would should build a park like that on the farm! We got to be about 3am...

20210715 ‡ BAD DOG!

20210715 ‡ Up in the am and there's no internet... On hold with WOW for 18 min before I hand the phone off to L and jump in the shower. As soon as I got my entire body wet WOW takes us off hold and is ready to talk... I jump out and take the call, the lady can't find the issue so schedules someone to come out on 7/19... Not very helpful... So I pack up and head in to the office. I stop at an auto parts store on the way in to get brake pads for my squeaky brakes and they only have the fronts. I go across the street and they have both so buy them there. On in to the office taking a couple calls on the way. In to the office and chat with folks for a min before finally getting set up and starting the day. L calls and says, would this black cable that Hazel has been chewing on be our internet that isn't working? Deep breath... I will look at it tonight... Got a couple of things done, saw D at work and arranged for him to come over and help a bit this evening. Headed out a bit early and D came over. We dug up the old cable and buried a new one. L made us dinner and we chatted a bit. To the garage and D helped me change the brakes on the Hyundai, no more squeaking! We finished up about 9pm and D took off and I was exhausted. Got a shower and headed to bed.

20210714 - Line Up

20210714 - Up late, J stopped by to drop off his car on the way to Raleigh. L carried G to XC and I got to the desk. PC still not working how I would like it to, but it is working good enough for today. Lining things up and getting the priorities knocked out. G home from XC and went to the pool for a bit. I got some more things done and before I knew it it was time to head to Newark for another tryout for G. We got there as it started and the talent was NOT good. G stuck it out and while I was waiting for him to pitch I heard the announcer from the big field say a kids name that I knew so I headed over there and found his mom and chatted a bit. Back to G and he was done, said no way he's going to that team... Home and we stopped at Popeye's on the way home to get some dinner. Home and ate and watched some of the NBA finals game. GpaW called to check in, sounds like he's doing a bit better. To bed, not up so late.