20211130 - Relaxer

20211130 - Up in the am for another busy day. took hazel on a walk. Then she relaxed in her favorite chair.

20211129 - Lost Evening

20211129 - Up in the am and L at school and J&G doing school from home today for whatever reason. I got a couple things done and took Hazel on a walk as L pulled in with groceries. Back to the desk for the afternoon.

20211128 + Tree Decorators

20211128 + Up late and worked on the light in my office and cleaned out the closet a bit. L got out the Christmas tree and started setting it up. I headed out and put some lights on the bushes, G helped a bit. We left the lights on the house all year and miraculously they all worked! Gma&paW stopped by for a quick visit. I headed out to the shed and worked on the Christmas lights on the playset with Hazel's help and threw the ball a million times. L made some hamburgers and I grilled them. In a LJG&I had dinner. Then the boys put some ornaments on the tree before J left and G went up to his Xbox. I got on my PC and tested the mic that Lonie got me and then spent the rest of the evening looking at auctions and setting up a crypto meeting for Wednesday. Up too late, mind racing.

20211127 - D in the Big House

20211127 - Up in the am and got a couple things done on the PC while L made some goodies to take to the party and snack trays for G, Trent and Luke that are watching the OSU game here. L&I headed out and got to the Pettit’s just in time for kickoff. D was at the game in Ann Arbor and we were nervous for him. We settled in to watch the game and catch up with folks. It was not a good game and the Buckeyes lost… home and G’s buddies headed out and G headed up and L&I headed to the basement to watch more football for the rest of the evening. We called GmaW to wish her a happy bday. 

20211126 - Odd Jobs

20211126 - Up in the am and JGF6 came to the Farm to pick J up early… I eventually got up, had some bfast and then we headed down to the Farmhouse to do a couple things to clean up, put picnic table and some old doors off the wood house away. We headed home and the traffic wasn’t too bad, but we were surprised to see snow on the ground when we got home. Home and unpacked and rested a while. I’m the evening G&I headed out to get gas and pick up Chinese for dinner. After a while Trent showed up and then Luke, Jason came in and chatted a bit. The boys headed upstairs and to make noise, L&I watched TV until she headed to bed. I stayed up until J got home and chatted with him a bit and offered help…

20211125 + Thanksgiving

20211125 + Up early and L, Hazel and I headed out. We swung by the mailbox to see if some stuff I shipped was stuck in the chute, it wasn’t. We swung through McDs and headed to the Farm. It was an easy drive up and we got there in good time. L helped GmaW get things set up and I took Hazel up to Gma&paW’s. The boys showed up and I headed down and more and more folks showed up. It was nice to be back in the old Farmhouse with all the family after missing last year with the lockdown. It was nice to catch-up with folks. Roger prayed and we we had a very nice meal.

After our food settled a bit I went up and got Hazel and a group of us headed to the Falls.  We walked all the way up and L&I’s first house was gone, so was Oneida lodge, but my bridges still are there. The trail down to the falls is in really bad shape and treacherous. We went down to the falls and then back up, not out and around to the pines as the trail was not passable. We made our way back to the Farmhouse and hung out some more. LD&G worked on crafts, J vanished to Gma&paW’s while we were on out falls walk. We caught up some more and folks started heading out. D stayed to help clean up and Them he headed out. He is driving to Ann Arbor MI for the OSU game tomorrow… We got some things cleaned up and headed up. JG&I played some euchre with GmaW and then J headed back to the bedroom. G&I stayed up and played 3 way solitaire with GmaW, a new game for G. Everyone to bed and G&I stayed up with Gpaw showing him how to use the TV and review his health. J up late having a rough night.

20211124 - No Pheasants

20211124 - Up in the am and LJ&G all home. I got on the pc and started my day. It was a fast busy day trying to cram 3 days worth of work in to 2… after work L&I headed to Groveport to pick up an auction win / Christmas present. It was pretty much chaos at the huge auction house, good experience for L… we then took backroads to Pickerington to pick up a couple more things from a different auction. We then stopped at an empty TGI Fridays for dinner that was not so good. Home and G joined us in the basement to watch the new ‘Black Widow’. I stayed up late and waited for J to get home.  A bit sad, this is only like the second or third time in the last 20-some years we haven't gone to the Farm to let pheasants out the night before Thanksgiving...

20211123 - School Pics

20211123 - Ip in the am and LJ&G at school. I got to the desk and dove in getting things done. Hazel and I took a quick cold walk around the block. Back to the desk for a couple meetings and to finish the day and then headed out back with Hazel and a beer to throw her ball a bit. Between throws I got the riding mower started and park behind the shed. In for dinner and then J headed out and G upstairs, L&I watched some TV. I stayed up late doing some online shopping. 

20211122 - Cory is Back

20211122 - Up in the am and on the phone right away. Cory is back from his active duty stint and I spent the morning on the phone with him getting him up to speed. We then did some screen sharing to get him familiar with our new HR system. L home and couldn't get either mower started and wasn't happy about it. I left the desk with people on calls to try and get her running.  I then dug in and got a couple things done out of my email list. Did some data processing for a bit while I was on a late afternoon call. L ran G out to play basketball, guess his ankle is better... I got out of the office and there wasn't much light left so I threw the ball to hazel a bit before heading in to eat. J headed out to a concert and L followed not long after and I picked up the laptop to try and keep up.

20211121 - Grateful

20211121 - Up late in the am and to the desk to do some stuff. D showed up and L&I hung out and watched the Browns game with him. It was a nice visit. After the game D left and I headed back to the desk. L pulled me away to go check out the progress on the Mallon's kitchen remodel. They got their cabinets in and it looks really good. Home and back to the desk for a bit. I reached a stopping point so headed out and watched some TV with L until she fell asleep. I headed back in to the office and was up way o late getting things done.

20211120 + D on Gameday

20211120 + Up in the am and L cleaning. D texting us from the OSU pregame, he was on TV behind the ‘Gameday’ show. I did a couple things at the desk and then Hazel and I headed out to run some errands. We took the eBay shipment to the post office and then had to run back home because I left me wallet at home. Next stop the pet store. Had to turn around halfway there because I for the leash. We finally made it to the pet store, everyone there loves her. We got a bunch of stuff for Hazel and swung by Jet’s to pick up our pizza on the way home. Home for the OSU game and parked in front of the tv. At halftime L ot the blower out and worked on some leaves and I replace a couple towel bars and threw the ball to hazel a bit. Back to the TV to watch the second half.

20211119 + Creepy Dummy

20211119 + Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got to the desk and started knocking things out. At the desk all day, L home and I finished my day. I went out to throw the ball with Hazel a bit but it was too cold so that didn’t last long. L&I we’re hanging out waiting to go pick G up from his basketball game at Hannah Park with some buddies and they called needing a ride 45 min early as it was too cold and too dark. We picked up 4 boys and delivered them all home. We dropped G off at the house and then went out to Nazareth for dinner and got there as the fire truck arrived… false alarm. We ate and then swung by a couple stores on the way home. Home and I had to run G out to a friends to spend the night and pick Trent up on the way. Home and L and I watched a couple movies. 

20211118 - Done

20211118 - Up in the am and for the first time in a week LJ&G all at school! I jumped on a call and got my day rolling. Had another bad day so done.

20211117 - Bad Day

20211117 - Up in the am and L&G at school and J home but feeling better. I jumped on a call and although it was a good call  and lots of good things happened, there were several offline things that happened that were NOT good... I was on the phone the rest of the day for more meetings and had a call with CB at the end of the day. Went out and threw the ball to Hazel and had a couple beers. A coworker called and chatted with me for about an hour and then I headed in and got something to eat. L&I hung out in front of the TV the rest of the night and she got G signed up for some basketball this winter.

20211116 - Hot Cakes

20211116 - Up in the am, L&G at school J home doing better. I headed in to the office and had a busy morning. Hazel and I took a walk and then back to the desk. I finished the day, G walked home from school and we got some dinner. After dinner I headed to the church for the Cub Scout Dessert Auction. There were not as many items to choose from as in years past and no super cool ones that got my attention, so I met one of the dad's I knew and made sure his kids was ok not taking his own cake home and the auction began. They auctioned off a couple cakes and got a couple bucks for them and then pulled the cake I wanted and we ran the price WAY UP! I got the cake for $300 and it set the place a buzz and the prices on the items to follow went up. I headed home and did some crypto investigation the rest of the evening.

20211115 - Old Seats, New Seats

20211115 - Up in the am and L&G at school, J in bed and I got to the desk. I took care of the days task and all the new stuff, had to build a last minute app. J came down today and hung out on the couch. First time he's been down in days. I finished the day and went out to throw the ball with hazel a bit. L ran and got Panda Express for J, the first food he's asked for or eaten in days. L home and G&I headed downtown to watch the Buckeyes basketball game. We got there and found our seats at the top of the stadium. We headed down to get some snacks at halftime and then I walked right down to the floor and took a seat. I turned around and no G... I started eating my hotdog and got a text from him, he wasn't going to come down, afraid he'd get in trouble (just like his mom...). I sent him a pic of my view and told him to come down. G showed up and we watched the rest of the game. The Buckeyes won and we headed home. Home and and J still downstairs. G headed upstairs and LJ&I hung out and watched some TV.. L to bed, J to bed and I hung out and got some stuff done and watched a movie.

20211114 + Protector

20211114 + Up late and for a couple things done. L ran to pick G up and I got some things done in the garage. J up in his room still holding on to his fever. G came down and played outside with Hazel a bit and then helped me get the handpump out of the yard and TV off the back porch. After that it was sort of a lazy day. L cooked a chicken and I tried to get caught up on some paperwork. We watched football and then a couple movies and eventually everyone went to bed and I stayed up on med duty with J taking him pills every 3 hours until very late, so L could sleep.

20211113 - TPd

20211113 - Up in the am and at the desk all morning getting things done and organized for next week. J still up in his room with a high fever. G, Hazel and I ran some errands, dropped off the two very fashionable purses I ordered for her but she didn't like... We then swung through Jet's and picked up a pizza. We drove to the post office boxes and G had a hard time finding the door in the top to put the larger packages in... I then ran him to his friend's house so he could watch the game. Home and L&I watched the Buckeyes football game and then some more games. G home with Andrew and then L ran Andrew home. I then ran G to Trent's for the night. I stayed up watching football on med duty with J taking him pills every 3 hours until very late, so L could sleep.

20211112 - J Mono & Destroyer of Underpants

20211112 - Up in the am and L&G at school and J down in bed for day 2. I got around and to the desk and was tied up most of the day. J came down and made his way to the couch, pretty miserable. I finished the day and threw the ball to Hazel a couple of times but it was too cold to stay out long. I got around and ran to Arby's to pick us up some dinner. We watched a new movie 'Red Notice' while we ate. J not eating and still had a high temp, 103.  J wanted to go to the Dr. so L found him a place in Westerville that was still open and ran him to get a couple more test. They got home and the Dr. called with the results, Jack has Mono... A late night watching movies taking J meds every 3 hours.

20211111 + Play

20211111 + Up in the am and L&G at school and J home not feeling well with a high temp of 102. He was on the couch most of the day and wiped out. I took Hazel on a walk and then finished my day. L home and we ate and then L&I went to the high school to see a play that J's buddy Conor had one of the lead parts in. It was a cute little play and Conor did really good. We had a good time and then headed home to check on J. He is miserable so I ran to Kroger and got a bag full of stuff for his throat. Today is the anniversary of our accident and a day that I normally send out letters to folks letting them know I appreciate them. It is a lot of work and I just don't have the energy or emotional strength to do it this year.

20211110 - Paint and Paper

20211110 - Up in the am and L left early with Nicole to go visit Gma&paB and paint or put wallpaper up in their kitchen. G at school and J in bed not feeling well. I jumped on calls and started getting things done. J came down and headed to a Dr. appointment L set up for him and took some things to the post office for me. I took Hazel on a long walk. Home and J back from Dr. needs to go get a prescription, they're not sure what's wrong with him... J headed out to get his prescription. L,G&J home. J took his first round of meds and then headed out for a 'milkshake' I told it was not a good idea, that he was only feeling a bit better because he got some meds. Stupid me, what do I know. J got home about 11pm.

20211109 - Persuader

20211109 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I had a some calls and got some thing done in the am. Hazel and I took a walk and then I warmed up some pizza and ate with J as he watched some TV. Back in the office to finish off the day. L home and helped J with his sore throat. I threw the ball the Hazel and L cooked dinner. We all at the table and then the boys headed upstairs. Andy stopped over with a 30 pack of Natty to try and bribe me to become the Boosters President… we sat and chatted on the back porch for a couple hours. In and watched some TV with L before heading to bed. 

20211108 - Hours Reacting

20211108 - Up in the am and with a phone call that lasted way to long and headed the wrong direction for a Monday morning. Spent the next couple hours reacting… I headed out for a walk with Hazel and make some calls. Back to the desk and finished the day. Out of the office, grabbed a bourbon and threw the ball to Hazel a bit. L made dinner and we ate and then relaxed a bit and watch the movie Fitch.

20211107 - In the Bushes

20211107 - Up in the am and Hazel running crazy figure eights in the backyard. L trimmed up Hazel's toenails and no blood this time! I headed in to the office to get some things done and shipped. D stopped by to drop off a heater. I took Hazel out and threw the ball with her. Now that the leaves are falling we find Wiffle balls everywhere... L gave J&G haircuts, got ready for another busy week.

20211106 - Trim

20211106 - Up late and L at bfast with her girlfriends. I got up and to the pc and got some things done. G up and Hazel and I ran him to his baseball practice with his summer team. I swung by an auction house to pick some stuff up and then McD's on the way home. Home and L there and we started the OSU game from the beginning and had some lunch. We took a break to go pick G up and L and Hazel went so L would know where it was if she had to take him. Home and we started watching the OSU game again and G listed some things on ebay for me. We hung out watching college football and 2 of the things G listed SOLD FOR $400 EACH! I ran to Jet's and picked up a pizza and we hung out in front of the TV watching football until late.

20211105 - Fetch

20211105 - Up in the am and to the desk. I was very sore from my shots and felt a bit feverish all day. L got her COVID booster today. I got through work and threw the ball to Hazel a bit. L ran and got us some wings from Rusty Bucket. G got picked up by Trent and went to the GLHS home football game while L&I found it and watched on TV. They lost... G home, frozen and he told us all about the game. Up late doing crypto research.

20211104 - Two Shots

20211104 - Up in the am and to the desk. Lonie called and let me know he was going to get his COVID booster as a walk in. I thought he was crazy and that he would have to sign up. He called back after a bit and said it worked! So I got online and found a place close that had open appointments and headed to get my shot. While I was there I got both the COVID booster and my flu shot (OUCH). Home and ended the very busy day and it went fast. J got home and picked a fight with L, It was not a fun night.

20211103 - TRILLION

20211103 - Up in the am on the phone and desk all morning. Took Hazel on a quick walk, more calls, and then shipped some stuff before more calls. Finished the day and threw the ball to Hazel a bit and then went in for dinner. Grabbed the laptop and got some things done. D stopped over to pick up a tax refund check, chat and get his hair cut. Up too late and bought a trillion of another crypto coin!

20211102 - BILLIONS

20211102 - Up early and headed to eh Endocrinologist, everything is ok and I'll go back in 6 mo. I then ran to vote and then the ink store. Home and let Hazel out and then over to the Worthington office. I had a call and then CB and I went to lunch. Back to the office for another call. Home and exhausted. Threw the ball to Hazel a bit. We had some dinner and then didn't do much the rest of the evening. I ended up staying up way too late learning and trading a brand new crypto. I now own a couple billion of a crypto coin!

20211101 - Didn't Make It

20211101 - Up and to the desk for a full day. L ran G to the last night of basketball tryouts...  Home and L working in the yard with Hazel. We had some dinner and then I headed out and picked G up from basketball tryouts and he didn't make the team :-(  He worked so hard and was so disappointed. I ran hi home and they headed over to Penn's to pull some more cables. I ran to Cane's to get G some chicken, but the cars were wrapped around the place twice... Home and up late buying crypto until late.