20220531 - Up in the am and to the desk. L out for coffee with mom of one of J's friends. G and a buddy headed to the pool. Got through my weekly IT call and then L, hazel and I took a quick walk. Back to the desk the rest of the day. Finished the day and had some dinner on the patio with L and throwing the ball to Hazel. Headed to the post office and then high school to see a presentation on the plans for the sport facilities in the new school plan, nothing for baseball... Hung out and chatted with Jeff a bit about boosters before heading home. Home and took a couple calls about the meting. L&I headed out and went to Giant Eagle to get some gift cards for tomorrow nights Baseball Awards. We swung through home depot to get some license plate bolts and then home. Home and put the license plate bolts in with Hazel's help. J went to band practice G went out swimming. G home, J called, locked his keys in his car, so Hazel and I ran him his spare set. Home and to bed.


20220530 - Up in the am and pretty tired from a couple really busy days. J headed to work and G headed to the pool. I ran to the gas station and got a couple bags of ice. Home and Hazel and I headed to the pet store to get her some food and a new toy. Home and L&I headed to Larson's grad party and had some Greek food and chatted with folks a bit. L&I stopped at Kroger and got some food for dinner tonight. Home and L tried to rest and I put all of J's graduation gifts in a spreadsheet. He had 121 guests at his party and brought in $3,730! Pretty good party. I then pulled it up and compared it to D's graduation and D had 122 people and brought in $3,734. Amazing it was so close. D and DGF13 showed up and I cooked some brats and L cut up watermelon and we had a nice dinner with all the kids. It was a beautiful relaxing day. L had all the decorations down and I got the garage put back in order so I could pull the car in. L&I hung out and I watched the new Dumbeldoor movie



Jack Grad parties and his party

J&I headed out. We got the car washed and they went to Donovan's party, then his buddy Bryce's, Evan's and then back to our house just in time for J's party to start.

Very nice party, lots of folks stopped, lots or J's friends stopped





city bbq sweet tea for party

final touches, yard work


20220527 - 


L working like crazy

LG&I walked down to Marlow's, the new cheesesteak place in town and had a good meal.

Home and watched 'The Lost City, it was pretty good.

Final Party Prep


20220526 - Up in the am and to the desk. I had a issue come in that took me 4 hours to hunt down and report on. Then another that took another hour... After that L, Hazel and I took a walk. Home, grabbed some lunch and headed back to the desk for the afternoon.

L&I out and to Home Depot for some more flowers and to return stuff we didn't use on the door project.
We went to Nazareth for dinner and took some home to G. Got gas on the way home.


20220525 - Up in the am and to the desk. L already doing party prep stuff. G and Trent up eventually and I got them started mowing the neighbors yard while L headed out for supplies. Back to the desk and G having all kinds of problems with mowing... I helped him get things running. Hazel heard a siren and we heard her howl for the first time today hahahaha! Back to the desk, L home and painted the threshold and walked around touching things up. J home for a minute before heading to work. I finished up my day and then listed some things on ebay. I headed out back with G and we put some stuff in the shed and then I got him started on stitching up the hole that started in the trampoline. Nate and Leo, his new puppy, came over to pay G for the mowing, let the dogs play and catch up from the winter isolation. We chatted for a bit and then J got home with JGF6, one of her friends and her dog Otis. So it was a pup-a-palooza in the backyard with dogs running everywhere, and they all got along. Nate, G and I headed out front to put new side lights in the Mercedes. We couldn't get them to work... Nate & Leo headed out and so did the girls and Otis. I went to move the car and the new side lights lit up! It was the light sensor, the lights only come on at night... They look cool! In and L&I watched Survivor. G had gone swimming some place and came home all in a tizzy because he swore they just saw the 'manchette killer' on Carpenter Rd.  So we called the police and he filed a report. The rest of the evening was calm and we watched the season finale of Survivor and headed to bed.

20220524 + New Threshold

20220524 + Up in the am and G at his last day of of his freshman year. I got thing rolling and had my weekly call with the IT team. Lonie joined the call, he’s doing much better today. L out getting supplies for the graduation party.  When she got home Hazel and I got her to take a walk with us. Back to the desk and finished out the day. Out of the office and took the front storm door off and started working on fixing up the threshold. 5 hours later and several modifications and corrections later we have a new threshold and everything back together. G’s buddy Trent came over to spend the night. L&I tired and headed to bed early.


20220523 - Up in the am and G at school and I jumped on an early call. I then packed things up and headed in to the office as J was getting up to return his Chromebook and L was cooking stuff for the upcoming graduation party. Stopped Home Depot to return the left over materials from this weekend's projects. Made it to the office and went over my CB list and unpacked the monitors, auction stuff and ladder. Gathered up some mail, checked in with Cory and headed home. Home and getting a couple of things done at the desk. Lonie called and they are letting him out of the hospital early, so I jumped in the car and headed to Lancaster. Picked Lonie up, took him to his car and then followed him home and made sure he didn't need anything. Headed home, swung through the carwash on the way. Home and made some left over Chinese and got settled at the computer for the rest of the day. L ran G to baseball practice. After work I started taking the front door threshold apart and figuring out how to clean it up. Then I did a bit of repair work on Shelly’s arm and nose. L&G home and we ate. Gary and Marlene stopped by to drop off a table, check out my car and chat for a bit. L&I then headed to Home Depot and searched for the stuff to fix up the threshold. We got a conglomeration of stuff I think I can make work and headed home. 


20220522 - Up in the am and updated the plan. I jumped in the car and return Bluetooth device to the UPS store. Home and got the cars out of the garage and L started cleaning it. We got G up and I bribed him to climb the ladder to trim the side of the house. His legs were shaking :-) We got the trimmings cleaned up and the D and DGF13 got here. DG&I did some prep work on our driveway. We got Doc to move his car and got his driveway prepped too. L ran to get us some lunch and pick up more stuff at the Home Depot. We got everything ready and then got ours and Doc's driveways resurfaced. CB called me in the middle of the job, Lonie called him and was in the hospital for his heart racing. I called and checked on Lonie. The drives look great! Stood out at the road and talked with Doc a bit, D ran to pick up dinner at Golden China, the neighbors came over with their baby to chat and Chris Pettit stopped by too. Boys home with dinner so I helped get Doc back in the house and then headed over for dinner. We ate on the 


20220521 - Up and got a game plan for the day. Headed out and held the ladder for L as she cleaned the dormers out front. I got a second coat on the back facia. Got G up and he helped L&I put new shutters on the front of the house, and then spread a bag of bug stuff around the house right before it started pouring. L&I got cleaned up and took stuff to Goodwill, ran to Home Depot and got order, L got more flowers and  ran through Wendy's to pick G up some food. Home and unloaded car and gave G his food. Got the Mercedes and picked up the Mallonns and we headed to Forty Deuce for dinner. A really neat place that has a hidden speakeasy in it. The food was really good and we'll be back to go to the hidden section. We walked around Restoration Hardware a bit and looked at all the overpriced stuff. I took some pick of some kids there to get prom pictures. We stopped at the Mallonn's for a couple drinks and to chat some more. Home not to late but really tired and to bed early.

20220520 +

20220520 + Up in the am and working from home. 
L&I to the play 'Legally Blond' at the high school tonight. The kids did great and it was a cute play. We got out of there late and headed home to watch a bit of TV on the back porch before G got home and we headed in to bed.


20220519 - Up in the am and L&I took some pics of J before he headed to his last day of high school. About mid-day J came home and announced he passed and would graduate! AMEN! I found his picture from his 1st day of kindergarten and superimposed it on the pic we took this morning. Same cute kid with weird hair, just a lot bigger. I headed out and walked Hazel. The mulch showed up. J home and upstairs turning missing assignment... I finished work and then painted the rest of the back facia while L spread 50 bags of mulch! In and exhausted, we sat in the living room tv on surfing on our phones. J headed to Larson's for the night, has one more test tomorrow am and needs to turn in his Chromebook, then he, and some friends are heading up to JGF6's family lake house on Middle Bass Island.

20220518 +

20220518 + Up in the am and L at school cleaning out her room, J&G at school. I headed to work and stopped to get ga$. In to work through  some spitting rain and got the day rolling.


20220517 - Up in the am and  LJ&G at school. I got around and headed tot he Endocrinologist for a visit, all looked good. Home and had the morning internal IT call. I got a delivery and got some new wheel center covers on the Mercedes, grabbed some lunch and Hazel and I took a walk, saw guys climbing all over the Barnette's house working on the roof. Back to the desk for a call exploring new phone systems for the business and then our external IT call. L home, it was her last day of school. I got a couple of ebay things shipped and had to run to the shipping place for one of them, a big old heavy metal crimping tool, so they could ship it for me. It was right next to the new gyro place so I put an order in and tried to call L to let her know she wouldn't have to cook tonight. By the time I got her to answer the phone the order was placed and she had started cooking hamburgers on the grill... Home and we ate. The gyros are not near as good as the ones at Nazareth. After dinner Lori, Hazel and I took walk, Stopped to look at Barnette's new roof, to chat with Penn along the road, met a new neighbor, Banja and his wife Sara, and walked through the car lot guy peeing behind the building. Home and settled in for the night. J in and out studding for finals.


20220515 - Gma&paB&W all showed up and we headed to the high school for J's last concert. They did a nice thing and introduced all the seniors and told what their plans are. The concert was really good, sorta sad this is his last one. Home and hung out a little bit.

20220514 +

20220514 + Prom day, Gma&paB over. J looks great. he took the Mercedes to pick up his friends. we met up with the kids at Inniswood Metro Gardens to take some pics. The kids look great! We got our pics done right before it started raining. L, Gma&paB and I headed home and stopped at Easton to get some dinner. home and hung our. J, JGF6 and Larson showed up late, JGF6's dress was falling apart and there were sequins everywhere. They had a good time and told us all about prom. J changed, got his car and they took off.

20220513 +

20220513 + Took the Mercedes through the car wash and it is all ready for J to take to prom. At the very end of the day I remembered I have an Endocrinologist apt next week and needed to get blood drawn so I rushed to the LabCorp place and got it done at the last minute. L&I watched the movie 'Old' tonight, it was very strange.


20220512 - Up in the am and headed across town for a blood draw and a Dr. apt. Waited around, got called in, all good news so headed home.


20220509- Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got around and headed in to the Worthington office.


20220508 - Up in the am and L ran and picked up G from his buddy's. L&I got ready and went to church, the first time I have been back since COVID hit. It was nice to go back and see folks. Home and G&I headed out to the store, he drove. We got enough food to feed an army and headed home. G&I started cutting up steak, chicken, ham and veggies. J showed up and then the 3 of us made 234,812 shish kabobs. I got the kitchen cleaned up and hung out on the back porch with L&J a bit and then J&I started cooking. The kabobs covered every inch of the grill. D showed up and Gma&paW came down for a nice dinner. We hung out and the played some cornhole and had a good time. Folks headed home and L&I got things cleaned up. L&I watched American Idol and she was happy to have all her boys here 2 Sundays in a row.

20220507 +

20220507 + Up in the am and L dropped G off at baseball practice and then headed to Deleware to see her mom and GgmaK. I got around and got a couple things done and G called ready to be picked up from baseball. I got G and had him help me with a couple jobs. First I had him put the battery in the mower. Second we dumped out 2 bags of sand on the patio and swept it in to the cracks, Third we put a new roof on the playset right before it started raining. Everything looks great and he was a big help from 11 to 3pm! In and had to clean Hazel's feet off in the bathtub. G made himself some food and I installed logo shadow lights in the Mercedes, they are SO COOL! In and L home and she planted some of the flower she got last night. I updated our pre-graduation todo list and then ran to pick up some pizzas our buddy makes the are SO GOOD! Home and we ate and watched a good scary movie 'Night House' and then had something else on in the background while we were both on our phones. Boys out for the night. We made sure they got where they were going and headed to bed.


20220506 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. Hazel on squirrel patrol and I'm getting email and am tasks done. The big project we have been working on was to go live this afternoon, but we couldn't get all the piece to fall in place so it is being postponed to Monday. Hazel and I took a short walk. L home, J at work. I finished my day and all the baseball games for the day were cancelled. They still have practice for whatever reason... I cleaned up the office some more and made a stack of stuff to donate and ran out to jump the mower so L could get the mowing done. J ran out and go G. When I finished the day L&I headed to Nazareth for dinner and then the Home Depot for Flowers and graduation fixin supplies. We swung by AutoZone to get a new battery for the mower and gas on the way home. Home and got everything unloaded. L&I watch 'Windfall', eh, it was OK. not up late. 

20220505 - Reconfiguring

20220505 - Up in the am and had a couple calls. Took a walk with Hazel. Back to the desk and made sure things were calm and then tore out my monitors and reconfigured my desk and put things back together, got done about 6pm when L called us for dinner. Out and had dinner with LJ&G and then back in to the office to clean off the table I had been using and get all the extra crap out of it and off the floor. Done about 8 and sat and watched some TV with L. Hit the hay about 10, watched a episode of Snowpiercer and out.

20220504 - Rim Redo

20220504 - Up in the am and LJ&G to school. I was out the door early for a meeting in the Worthington office. It was a quick successful meeting and then Lonie ran me across town to drop off the car at the rim refurb place. Back to the office and getting things done. Lonie and I took CB to lunch for his bday. Lonnie had his card ready and paid for everything... that was my plan...  Back to the office and getting things done. Ran in to Lisa and she ignored me, so weird... Checked in with the car place about 2:30 and car not done so had Lonie run me home. Was supposed to go to the high school and take part in some review of the Superintendent candidates, this was a very last minute things that popped up yesterday, but was unsure when the car was going to be done and didn't want to leave it parked outside all night and not get to it as the candidate review things was from 3:30 to 7:30, so I bowed out on that and got some more work done. Checked in with the car guy several times and the clock rolled, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and it was ready for pick up at 11pm! Penn ran me to the place, and we checked out the guys operation, pretty neat place, and got the car. Rims look GREAT! Home and parked it and to bed.

20220503 - Raffle Winners

20220503 - Up in the am and LJ&G at school. I got around and did morning email in the living room with Hazel. In to the office for the weekly IT call. Headed out and dropped J's graduation announcements off at the post office and then ran to vote. Home and Hazel and I took a quick walk before I had to jump on another IT call. Finished the call up, got my notes done, sent out baseball cancellations for all games today, and finished off the work day. L home and she cooked some dinner. We ate and then I headed to Signatures to meet with the GLAB Board to pull the winning raffle tickets and chit chat a bit. Home and hung out with L and Hazel and relaxed the rest of the evening, preparing for a busy day tomorrow.

20220502 - Sam's Meet

20220502 - Up in the am and headed in to the Worthington office. We had a meeting to review the DF Handbook changes and cover open items. I got a new wireless transponder set up for the new USB-C laptops to the presentation TV and then headed to the Old Bag of Nails with CB, Cory and Brian. After lunch we got a couple more things done and I headed home. Home and L made some dinner and then we ran over to GMSW to watch Sam run and do the long jump. We hung out for a bit and it was good to see the Coles. Home and L&I watched American Idol.

20220501 - Pizza Party

20220501 - L up early and went to church. I got some things ordered from the grad party list and then G wanted to go to Trent's so he drove over. I headed back to the house and headed up to the boys bathroom to clean it up and re-caulk it. It turned in to a much bigger project than I anticipated and took FOREVER. L was outside with Hazel edging flow beds and pulling weeds and cleaning things up outside, looks great! I headed down and started working on the grape arbor, not a lot, just pulling the vines that went up in to the trees down. I ran to get G and we then stopped and picked up some pizzas. D&DGF13, J&JGF6 were there when we got back and we had a nice dinner on the patio. The boys threw the ball a bit and the girls discussed prom. It was a nice evening. Everyone headed out and L&I cleaned things up and watched American Idol while I did some Booster stuff.