20210831 - Gott'r Steaming

20210831 - LJG to school, L meeting more kids today. My day was very chaotic and long. I 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 - Long Wait

20210830 - Up, worked, 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 - Bad News

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 + Double Bday

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 - Dinner and Depot

20210827 - Up in the am and worked brains out all day. 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 - D is 22

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 + Mower Men

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 - Booster Stuff

20210824 - Normal day. After a quick dinner I ran to the high school to hold a Team app training and stayed up late doing Booster stuff.

20210823 - Wear the Bands!

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 + Deep Clean

20210822 + Up in the am and 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. Andy 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 - 1st Varsity Run and NO Dew

20210821 - Up in the am and L&I headed to G's 1st Varsity XC Meet. G ran Varsity as a freshman and came in 242 out of 375, not bad for a freshman! Home and D brought my drill back and helped with some rafters in the bathroom. D took off and LG&I got the drywall up and I got fan and light installed. I tried out the fan when I took a shower and there was no moisture on the mirror! 1st time in 20 years! Hazel and I ran up to our newly remodeled and just reopened Burger King to get dinner for L&I. Mallonns over for a nice visit while G was at big soccer event at the high school and then to Burnworth's for the night.

20210820 + Met JGF6

20210820 + Normal day. I wrapped up and headed out of the office. Jack had JGF6 over so L&I could meet her.  Nice girl.  After work L&I ran up to Nazareth for some gyros.

20210819 - GLHS Tour

20210819 - Normal day. L&I to GLHS Open House in the evening and walked the boys classes and met their teachers and ran in to lots of people we knew. It was a nice visit.

20210818 - Ehh

20210818 - Normal day. Grant and I installed the piping for the vent in the bathroom.

20210817 - Venting

20210817 - Up in the am and a normal day. Boys home from school and then J went to his first concert, I mean BIG concert to see Interrupters, Weezer and Fall Out Boys and Green Day. G was lucky and got to help me drill a hole through the exterior wall for the bathroom vent. We got the ladders out and got the outside part installed just as it started raining. J home from the concert and blah blah blah talked about how amazing it was ;-)

20210816 - Everyone to School

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. I finished my day and headed out after a quick dinner to a Booster meeting

20210815 - Yellow Wires

20210815 - UP late in the am and made a trip to Home Depot to get a 4 1/4" hole saw for the bathroom vent. L got some more done in the bathroom and i got some electric ran. I waited up for J to help cement in the bees, he didn't want to help...

20210814 - 4x4

20210814 - Up in the am and Courtland brought the work truck to my house and we went on to Andy's house, where the Gahanna Varsity baseball Polaris 4x4 was. I gave Andy the $ and CB drove it right up in the back of the truck. We made a stop at the house and picked up L and Hazel and headed to Worthington where we dropped CB off and headed up to the Farm. I was nervous driving the truck with the big 4x4 in the back, but we made it up there just fine. We found a place to unload it and I gave GpaW a lesson on how to drive it and he took it for a spin. I took it for a ride way back through the weeds to the backside of the barn across the creek. When I stopped Hazel was behind me... Covered in burns and soaking wet...  We made our way back to the barn and parked the 4x4. I made some calls and got a tune up lined up for it. We stayed for a nice visit where I worked on his phone and had dinner. We headed home and dropped the truck off in Worthington and on home where I stayed up late working on email.

20210813 - Last 1st Day for J

20210813 - Up in the am and got a pic of J starting his senior year. Dear baby Jesus I hope he passes! 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. Funny to look at his first day of Kindergarten and Senior year and amazing to see the difference but still the similarities in the little boy he once was.

20210812 + G's 1st Day of HS

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. Our power went out overnight...

20210811 - Only a Couple Rounds

20210811 - Up in the am and got a couple of works things done and being G's last day of Summer I got him up and forced him out of the house. We went to the Westerville mini-golf course and payed 36 holes. That's all we had time to do and I got back to the desk and he got his things ready for school tomorrow. He's getting so big.

20210810 + Too Short

20210810 + Up late and on the road home, our one day vaca is over... We took some alternate routes to see some sights and of course the scenic overlook and cable car ride was closed... We did find a huge dam that was cool and made our way across WV, back in to OH and to Hazel. We hung out a Gma&paB's a bit and headed home. Home in the evening and exhausted. Was a fun little trip, but too stressful getting work things lined up and two days on the road for only one day off...

20210809 + Day on the Lake

20210809 + Up in the am and L made us some bfast. We then ventured out and found the marina and the boat we rented for the day. I signed a bunch of papers and they didn't even ask for my damn boaters certificate I stayed up all night to get... We got on the water and cruised around the lake. We couldn't do any tubing as it was a rented boat and didn't want to get kicked off the lake... J took a turn driving the boat and we did a lot of exploring. G had been here before with Andrew and he directed us to some cliffs where other boats were gathered. J&G then jumped in the water and swam to the shore and climbed the rocks. To L&I's horror they jumped off the cliff and in to the water. They did this over and over from higher and higher places as we journeyed around the late. We came to a lower outcropping and they tried to convince L to jump, she could barely get in the murky water... I joined the and jumped from a low cliff and that made the boys happy. Our rental time was up and we were on the lake all day and had a bunch of fun. We ate at a local joint Terrill recommended and had a great meal. Back to the cabin for some hot tub and pool and then got some rest. 

20210808 - Drive to Summersville Lake

20210808 - Up in the am and we loaded up and headed to Newcomerstown to drop Hazel off. We then headed in to WV to find our cabin on the end of a twisty one lane road in the middle of no place with an amazing view. We got our stuff unpacked and then found a local place for dinner and then check out the sites and get the lay of the land. Back to the cabin and we hit the hot tube and played some pool. I was up almost all night taking the power boat certification for tomorrow adventure.

20210807 + Car Show

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 - Catching Up

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 catch up a bit. J home from a cook out and G off the xbox and JG&I headed to the basement to watch the new 'Suicide Squad' movie that came out today.

20210805 - New Halls 4G

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 - Dinner and Diving

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 + Old School

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.