Friday – I am up at 630 thanks to scott-bot. I get him ready and on the bus. The wife takes off for a meeting in Hastings. I finish and labeled the colors on Starslam the night before so I make a blog about it promoting its progress. James gets up and we play summersault and watch BabyFirstTV until 3 when the wife gets home. I cook a meal of homemade taters and Chicken Dumplings (her favorite). Bots gets home just as the food is done and we eat hearty. I play more with James and both kids head to bed early. The wife takes a nap during this and then heads to the gym. I am in the mood to have a few beers and watch some comedy with her but she returns and isn’t into it. She heads to bed. I finish off my beer and then head to bed in defeat. I pass out at 10:30 to Munsters on my Netflix phone.
Saturday – Up at 730 thanks to bots. Wife works 10am-8pm. I do a blog about leaving my dayjob and I watch MSU destroy UofM with bots playing pillow fight with me. I clean the fuck out of the stove, cabinets and do a few loads of laundry. Time to start celebrating my reinstated job as house husband full time! I put James down for a nap and attempt one on the floor. Bots is too loud so it doesn’t take. I watch a couple episodes of THE SHATNER PROJECT (so-so) and then get James up. We play with crayons for a long while and skim some more college ball games here and there until they both get tired and pass out. Wife comes home and then heads back out for ice cream and to get Poppy some bones. She gets back and I eat half my small container, stopping myself before I go crazy. She heads to bed and I head to the gas station for my last shift ever. I arrive and they are amazed I even showed, as most don’t ever show on their last day. I guess I’m too much of a man of my word. Some would call a wuss, I guess. I do my shift and its quiet as fuck. I enjoy the idea that I will never come back, but I do put in an honest nights worth of work and I do all my stuff on the TO DO list. I leave at 3:30 for the last time and head home. I head up to bed and am out like a light by 3:55am.
Sunday – I get up at 8:40am. The wife mercilessly lets me sleep in a little bit since I worked late into the night. She heads to work for a 10-8 shift and I deal with a very hyper bots and James. I watch the Lions play starting at 9:30am. They are losing 21-0 by the first quarter so I switch to HBO and watch some of Dave Grohl’s new documentary series called SONIC HIGHWAYS. It ends up being quite good. I switch back to catch the middle of the 3rd quarter and then watch the Lions catch back up in the 4th. I’m texting back and forth with Shane who is on the edge of his seat too. I make some tuna and put James down for a nap. I watch the Lions kick a long field goal in the final seconds to win big time. I jump up and down in celebration. Finally, a great win for my team. Usually it goes the other way.
I curl up for a nap on the floor but bots is being super loud. After repeated pleas for quiet, he heads into my office to watch videos and I doze off for 30 minutes. I get back up and help him with his ipod games. I attempt a recording of the Morning Show Podcast but he is so loud in the background that I abort the whole idea and delete what I recorded. I get James up and I start typing out the new diary blog. I text wife hoping she’s up for spending time with me tonight maybe watching a movie. She says she’s into watching something horror related to celebrate Halloween. I agree. She gets home just as James is pouring my flavored water on the couch while I am in the bathroom. He was an absolute terrible two today!!!! I put the sleeping Scott-bot to bed and the wife puts James to bed. We decide to order a pizza which arrives 45 minutes late and cold. Bad idea all around. We watch the first 30 minutes of LEPRECHAUN which I have never seen. Its so goddamn awful and unfunny, and the Netflix somehow has the audio sync’d wrong that we just decide to abort it and watch Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes I got on a flash drive. We eat a bit and then head to bed. The wife wants a backrub and I broker a deal to give her an extended one in exchange for me sleeping in come morning. But that eventually leads to some sweet (yada yada) I go to sleep very happy.
Monday – I wake up at 7am due to the wife’s alarm to get Scott-bot ready for school. I play some of my Family Guy game and decide to just get up and start work on Starslam. After putting Scott on the bus, the wife heads to Walmart for carpet cleaner and bots lunch stuff, so I record a podcast while she’s gone. I get to work writing word balloons, updating blog and downloading the weekly podcasts. I get about 5 pages in when the wife wants to go out again to get some paper. We get James up and head to Walmart and then East Lansing to trade in some records for cash. Then we hit Five Guys for some small lunch. They have fruit punch for me, which is why I chose there. I am still off soda for 4 months! We get done and I hit the Best Buy for the computer paper we need and we head home. I call the Courthouse to see why a payment hasn’t been made to my son’s account and it turns out I am OVER paid on what is owed! (A rarity in my life) So they schedule a disbursement for November. The wife prints out our paperwork needed for Scott-bot’s income stuff and mails it off.
I shower and then write my oldest son a letter and pack it up. I do some more editing photos for the Kickstarter video and then head to my old job to pick up my last check and drop off my uniforms. I get back and the wife heads to the gym. I play with both the kids and then they both hit the bed. The wife returns from the gym and showers. We curl up on the couch drinking beers and watching Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt and then the last few minutes of the MNF Cowboys vs. Redskins game. Redskins pull it out and it’s a fun watch. We retire to bed where we (yada yada) and I am passed out by 1am.
Tuesday – I am woke up by bots at 6:20am and put bots on the bus. I attempt to go back to sleep but the dog wants out. So back downstairs I go and while she’s doing her business, I sort through a bunch of random papers piled up on my desk. I let her back in and I head back upstairs to go to sleep. The wife gets up and hits the gym. I sleep for another two hours, waking myself up from a horrible dream around 9:40. Wife is home and has James up. I get up and chat with Dean online, as he just lost his job. I encourage him to go for unemployment and pursue some art as a career choice. I finish editing photos to finish the Kickstarter video.
My old pal Chris stops by and we chat for around 30 minutes, catching up. He takes off and I keep working on the video. The wife puts James to nap and goes to her work to do some computer stuff. I get bots off the bus and cook him some lunch. The wife returns home only to head back out to get groceries. She gets back and I cook myself some dinner. She goes to Five Below to buy Scott-bot a Halloween Costume for School and then back out to the gym to lift weights. I put James and Scott to bed. Then watch some of DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE and the newest WALKING DEAD. I set up some other horror movies to record off of TCM. The wife hits the bed and I stay up finishing the build on the Starslam kickstater. I launch it and start promoting at every site I can think of. I record a podcast talking about it as well. Fingers and mind tired as hell, I pass out around midnight.
Wednesday – I wake up at 7:40am, my alarm didn’t go off and Scott didn’t come wake me up like he normally does. I call the bus to apologize for not being there at drop off time and get both kids ready. I take Scott to school and finally meet his teacher briefly. I get back home and check email. I got two new backers for the Kickstarter. I do some more plugs online and then learn from Kat that our old pal at the strip club Brian passed away. I do a few postings and a podcast about him and the memories I have of the dude.
I play with James and he colors in his books while I listen to some Stern and clean up the house. James goes down for a nap and so do I. Around 3:40 I wake up and check the mail. Nothing good and so I check email. I have five new backers for the Kickstarter! Off to a nice start. Scott-bot gets off the bus and he’s extremely moody at first. But a personal pizza and a drink calm him down. James gets up and he’s moody at first but he eats then he feels better. We’re playing with pens and summersaults until the wife comes home. I inform her that I am more than 2/3rds funded on Kickstarter. She’s thrilled! She plays with James and I throw the bird around for little Poppy dog, and then James goes to bed.
The wife hits the gym and I put Scotty to bed. I shoot out emails and updates relating to Kickstarter and make some stretch goals on the site. I chat with Nick about possibly getting together on Friday night for drinks and cards. He confirms. My Halloween night is planned! I scan old Starslam stuff for extras for the book and then work on a rough outline for what would be book #2, as some ideas popped in my head to help hone my original outline together. Starslam is completely on my mind at this point and I am jazzed about its success! The wife comes home and then hits the bed. I work on a full outline for Starslam #2. I get it done and then edit it twice and then fix some pacing here and there. I emerge by midnight with a drawable script that really has me jazzed to start working on it immediately. But patience. Patience… I pass out around 1am.