20210416 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. Got around and had an ELT call this morning where we reviewed all the big projects we are working on.

20210415 ‡ All at Dinner

20210415 ‡ Up in the am and LJ&G at school, J home early today and then headed to work. I was on the PC helping with other issues all morning and didn't get my morning tasks done. L home and we had some lunch. Back in the office for the rest of the day, starting to feel sore and achy, think it was from the shot. Took some meds, G home, he has nothing tonight so L made dinner and LJG&I ate at the table for the first time in a while. Boys vanished up stairs and L&I watched some TV and she brushed Hazel. To bed in good time. Woke up at 2am with ideas, grabbed the laptop and back to be about 4:45...

20210414 - Bad Parents

20210414 - Up in the am and LJ&G at at school, Hazel and I did our morning routine and then I headed in to the office. Got a bunch of things done in the morning and then jumped in the car and headed to Newark to get my 2nd COVID vaccine. Got the shot, waited 15min and then headed back home feeling a bit relieved. Home and back at the desk for about an hour and then L&I headed to Lancaster to watch G run at a track meet. He ran the 100 tonight and did ok, and then was part of the 4x200 and they won that. L&I headed out and then got a text that G ran in the 200 and won the whole thing! (bad parents...) we got home and L ran to pick G up when the bus got to the school and just hung out the rest of the night.

20210413 - Home Game

20210413 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I headed in tot he office and had my weekly team call. J home from taking the SAT and headed to the park to meet friends as he's done with school for the day. L home, G home, I finished my day and then LG Hazel and I headed to Academy park for G's baseball game. The boys played well, G had 1 hit and to pop ups, but played great at short. It was a LONG game. Lonie showed up to watch and chat a bit as he was in town picking up books from the office. The boys won and we headed home. In for the night and settling down, watch Big Sky.

20210412 - 3:1:1

20210412 - Up in the am and L&G at school, J doesn't have class until 1 today. I ran to LabCorp for a blood draw. Home and Hazel and I did our morning routine and I headed in to the office. J left for school and L home. Had some lunch and then at the desk the rest of the day. L took Hazel for a walk and then gave her a bath. After work L&I headed to GMSE for G's track meet. He did great tonight coming in 3rd in the 1600, 1st with 2:20 in the 800 and his team took 1st in the 4x400 relay. It was nice to be at his school and meet up with folks we haven't seen in a long time and chat a bit. Home and had some dinner and watched some American Idol to finish off the night. I stayed up late and watched a new series on HBO, the Nevers.

20210411 + Doc's 82

20210411 + Up late in the am and G&I put up a sign in Doc's yard for his bday. In and got some things organized and then Hazel and I then headed to the dog park. Hazel got attacked by some big dogs when we got there so we kind of hung out by ourselves. She did some of the obstacles and chased a ball a bit and it was drizzly so we headed out after a bit. On to Wendy's to get some food and frostys. Home and L&I headed over to Doc's to put up a tent. We got things set up and folks started showing up to wish him a happy bday. There was a nice parade of cars honking and people yelling. Many of them stopped and got out to give Doc a hug, and remind and thank him for how they he had touched their lives, the stories were amazing. I hung out with Doc and folks drove and stopped by for the next 2 hrs. I got things cleaned up and went in, sang happy bday to him and had some cake. Home and hung out with L a bit. J ran and picked us up a pizza for dinner. We ate and watched some American Idol. The internet went out for a bit and I was working on that when Chris showed up. Got things back online and we watch some Walking Dead. Not up late, tired from a long weekend.

20210410 - Maple Syrup Day @ the Farm

20210410 - Up way too early and LJG Hazel and I got everything loaded in the car and headed out. We made a quick pickup at McDs and headed up to the Farm. It was an easy drive and we got there about 8:30. Dale and Roger were there boiling down already and the steam was floating. I helped GpaW get some things set up and Brad and Dave were there helping too. GmaW took L and Dave's girlfriend Tammy up to the house to give her some bday presents and Dave Dylan and I took a walk back through the woods. We ran in to Tim in the woods working on a deer stand and chatted with him a bit. Back to the Farmhouse and more folks were there, all family, unlike years past. J&G took the pug and went up to the pond and all over the Farm. The weather was absolutely perfect and it was a nice small crowd and gave me the chance to talk with folks and not be so busy. The sap boiled down and stories were told. We had a nice lunch and then we poured off the syrup. Folks hung out a bit more and headed up to the camp and we got things cleaned up pretty quickly.

We got things cleaned up and LG&I changed and headed to Galion for baseball. The first game got away from us. G had a good hit and stole a ton of bases but we had a couple bad innings we couldn't recover from. G took the mound for the start of game 2 and did really well pitching, the lessons obviously paid off. He also got a great hit down the 3rd baseline. The rain came in the 4th inning and they called the game. Gma&paW were on their way to the game so we met them at DQ and had dinner and chatted about what a lovely day it was at the Farm and think everything went well and folks were glad to be out and together.

We drove home through some really hard rain. Home, unpacked and L&I sat in the living room with Thunder Force, a new movie, on but were in and out to consciousness... To bed in good time after a very nice long day.

20210409 - J Uber

20210409 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. J home for a minute and then headed to Wendy's for work. I got a call from the Gahanna Police asking us if we wanted to pursue the CPO violation charges against the neighbor... will need to discuss with L... sort of want to be DONE with this guy and now that he's gone could just forget it, but then if we don't he gets off the hook yet again... the county dropped the felony charges, but the city is pursuing the misdemeanor charges and this would be on top of those... tough one... Hazel and I did our morning routine and then I headed in to the office to get things done. J home early with only a short day today and headed in to work. L home and G shortly after. I finished up the day and L&I walked downtown for dinner. We tried to go to the Old Bag of Nails and they had a ridiculous wait and it was shortly after 5, this is the second week in a row they have failed... So we walked around the corner to the Local Cantina and were seated immediately... We had a nice dinner and ran in to some folks we knew there. We reviewed the plans for a busy week and then it started pouring... We called J and he ran up and got us. Home and made final arrangements for tomorrow and then watched some TV. To bed in good time.

20210408 - Super FAST!!!

20210408 - Up in the am for an early call and LJ&G all at school today. At the desk all day moving lots of things forward, very busy, very stressful... L home and took Hazel on a walk. J home and headed out to work. L&I packed up at the end of my day and headed to New Albany where we went to G's first track meet ever, they didn't have a season last year... G was in the 1st race that was the 4x800 and he and his other long distance cross country buddies SMOKED the competition and destroyed the middle school record for all of Gahanna middle schools. We then waited for a LONG time watching other kids run and chatting with parents we knew before G ran in the 400m, the first time he has done this. He was pretty far back and in the last turn he blew past a bunch of kids to come in second, with a time of 59.52, super fast. He was beat by only one kid that had the lead from the gun and I think had wings on his feet or something. We waited more, it rained a bit and G was in the las, most exciting race, the 4x400. They had a bobbled exchange and lost the lead and couldn't catch back up but come in 2nd. The Gahanna East boys dominated the invitational and won 1st place by more than double the next closest teams score, an impressive showing for his first meet. We headed out, called the Greek place on the way out and picked up food on the way home. We swung by the school to get G and then home and ate. J home shortly after and all headed to bed. My cousin Jonathon gave me call and we chatted for an hour or so. Good to catch up with him!

20210407 - Shed Clean

20210407 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school and I jumped on a frustrating call. J home and out with Hazel. Hazel had a barking fit so I went out and she was barking at our neighbor Jody. I introduced Hazel and Jody and chatted with her a bit and filled her in on the goings on with the shooting neighbor. Back in for another call. Was at the desk the rest of the day and moved many things forward. L home and took Hazel on a walk and then headed to the school to volunteer for a track meet  G isn't participating in... I stayed home and cleaned out the shed. J came home and helped a bit and then made me pineapple pizza rolls. Shed clean and in to relax and watch some TV with L before heading to bed.

20210406 + First Mowing

20210406 + Up in the am and LJ&G at school. Hazel and I did our morning routine and then headed in to the office. Had a long call this morning trying to keep all the plates spinning. L home and we had some lunch. J home, he got his oil changed all on his own today! I finished the day and headed outside to work on things in the backyard, L went to pick G up from track. G hurt his back doing the high jump today so stayed inside to ice his back. I got the riding mower working and then took a break and we had dinner. L&I headed back outside, L mowed and Hazel and I worked on the pump. Hazel was not fond of the mower and ran to lay on me every time the mower got close. I got the pump working and then the push mower and weed eater. Hazel and I stayed outside and played with her red squeaky ball until dark. In and L washed Hazel's feet and we watched some TV to finish off the night.

20210405 - BUBBLES!!!

20210405 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. J home and brought me a bfast sandwich from Wendy's. J Hazel and I hung out in the living room while I did my morning stuff and we talked about his car a bit. J headed upstairs and I headed in to the office. L home and J took off to skateboard with some friends. Geoff and Miranda back next door cleaning up their backyard a bit, tomorrow is trash day... L ran to pick G up from track while I made him dinner. L&G home, G changed quick and L ran him to baseball practice. L home and we had our left over steaks from her bday dinner and then L& Hazel played with bubbles. Hazel and I ran to pick G up from practice. We stopped at Bowan's on the way home and then walked down to chat with the neighbors all in Nate's driveway. Home and down to the basement to watch the NCAA basketball championship game. G&I went through sports cards during the game. It was a good game and we headed to bed when it was over.

20210404 - Easter with Everyone

20210404 - Up in the am and D home to get J&G to carry them to Gma&paB’s for an Easter lunch. We all headed out late due to J... L, Hazel and I in one car and the boys in another. They passed us at one point, hope they don’t get a ticket. Made it to Gma&paB's and chatted a bit then had a huge lunch. After lunch the kids played outside in the beautiful day and we just hung out, relaxed and chatted the rest of the day. DJ&G headed home a bit early and L&I left later. Super nice to be together with folks again and outside. Home and L&I watched some American Idol. Chris came over and we talked about his job change last week and watched the Walking Dead.


20210403 - Up late and got some things organized. L headed out to cut down grasses, J cleaning his room and headed out to be with friends, G&I headed to the post office and then Ed’s Odds and Ends to pick up auction wins. G chatted with Ed about Corvettes, Ed has one, and sports cards. G bought another $135 worth of cards... headed home and stopped at Kroger to get stuff for L and the took some Burger King home for a late lunch. Home and ate then I helped L finish up the grasses. Then Hazel and I headed to the dog park to play for an hour and get frostys. Home to watch some basketball. L had hamburger that needed used so I burned them... we just hung out and watched some amazing basketball the rest of the night. 


 20210402 - Up in the am and J at work and L having bfast with her friends. Hazel and I did our morning routine and got G up around 11 when I headed in to the office. Got some stuff done, L home, J home. Hazel decided to jump up on the bureau looking for her squeaky ball, L did not approve... After work L&I walked downtown to Bag of Nails to eat, but they wanted us to wait 45 min so we walked to Stadium, walked right in, got seated and had a nice dinner. We walked home and it was cold. Home and watched some tv. Up late waiting for J to get home from being with friends. 

20210401 - L is 50!

20210401 - Up in the am and wished L a Happy Bday! The BIG 50!!! She opened a couple presents and we had some bfast together. I headed in to the office and L headed downtown for her second covid vaccine shot. J got up and ran to pick G up from his bday party overnight. L home from her shot and said it hurt way worse than the first one. When L got home J&G gave her their gifts. I spent the day crunching data for an upcoming project. I finished the day and got ready and took a couple last minute phone calls. D showed up and we got J&G ready and we headed to the Barn in New Albany for dinner. It was a very nice dinner. D told us all about the work he was doing and J&G shared things as well. The food was amazing and everyone was completely full. A very nice dinner. D took J&G home and L&I made our way home and then LJG&I settled in the basement to watch Godzilla vs Kong (not L's choice, but she was on her ph/pc for most of it). It was an ok action movie and we all headed to bed after the show.