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   WARNING - THIS EVERYDAY BLOG USES STORIES AND LANGUAGE THAT WILL OFFEND SOME ONE..............SOMETIMES.

                                                THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF A CLUB OWNER , FATHER , & A GUY.

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     I continued the philosophy work hard  , treat everyone with respect , and have fun !! Help promote the BANDS as much as possible and these are my basic ingredients to run a small dive bar that's been around a long time.

Work hard :

     Wheels ( my wife ) gets upset at me. She accuses me of one thing , " you only care about THE NAIL".  She is right.  If parties come around or social gatherings , I always say lets go and at the last second, I would  have to work on bands , websites , or ideas. She would get upset and I would eventually go out , but I must drive her insane.  I have a sleep disorder. It's called sleep apnea. I sleep no more than 3 hours in a row. I use it to my advantage. When I get up in the middle of the night I would start working on NAIL promotions , websites , and business. I eat, sleep, and think THE NAIL. If I had to guess why I am so passionate about being a semi " successful " club.  It's probably because certain people were against us. They said it was a foolish idea and a saturated business. We would be throwing money away. I had to prove them wrong , not for their opinions , but for myself. One person does stick out .........Wheels and I were over a " friend's " house.  We'll call him " J ".   Having a couple of beers with some " friends ", we decided to tell everyone we bought The Nail.  J's brother-in-law, " T " , said " it is the worst business to get in and you will fail eventually" ( and this was a person that was successful and I respected back than). I will never ever ever forget that. Here we were ....proud owners of an established 60 year old nightclub that Wheels and I have been patronizing for 2 decades and now told we had no chance of making it.....not even a fake congratulations. He was the first of several to try to shoot our hopes down.  Every time someone projects negativity towards our bar..........I WORK EVEN HARDER THAN BEFORE................... RUDY of Notre Dame would shit his pants. We bought the club in January of 1997 and as of today , we have the longest tenure of ownership of any owner dating back to its opening day as " Humps Bar " in 1948. This is a huge monumental enormous gigantic accomplishment since all employees bailed on us eventually when times got tough. My claim to Un-fame......" In our first 2 years of ownership , we lost enough money to buy a house in Havertown." I had 4 jobs and Wheels had 3 to keep The Nail afloat. Our so called friends/employees did not know this. Wheels and I struggled for over 2 years working 60-65 hour work weeks while they got paid and our bills piled up like a mountain........you try it and see how long you last. We did it because we believed in the bar and ourselves. Yes we lost friends but true friends and family stuck with us. Little did we know the previous owner Mitch had Daddy buy him the bar as a college gift.  So the books looked outstanding without a MORTGAGE. We found out his numbers were all to be lies at the settlement table.  My famous antennas told me many times something was wrong , but we ended up driving the hard road. The quick story of the last owner and how we purchased The Nail. Wheels and I are sitting next to him at the bar one night. I say , " Hey Mitch , if you ever want to sell The Nail , Wheels and I would be interested. " He replies , " No , no , no , no , no I would never sell it. " He gets up and walks towards the front door. About midway he stops and comes right back to us and says , " Are you serious ? , we can meet tomorrow at Villanova Diner if you want ? "  Holy shit did my antennas go up , but they were so clouded by my overwhelming feeling that I could own the infamous Nail one day.  Anyway , back to the main story of employees and bailing friends. One old school employee left us because he wanted to get " out of the  business ". The next week he got a job at a another bar as a bartender......not so old school there.  These were the high hurdles Wheels and I had to endure.....day in and day out........by ourselves.   It was time to rebuild.

Treating people with respect :

     Its simple, treat people with some dignity , make some humor about myself ( usually about my penis size or sex life) and remove all angry people.........everybody should be treated the same. Saying jokes about myself makes people feel a little better about themselves and they say " you know what , I am not the only one that has money , health , or relationship problems.

Removing angry people:

      Major priority here......nothing worse than sitting next to a drunken idiot proclaiming all life's answers while he works at Burger King deep frying onion rings. A Havertown policeman once quoted to me...." we never get any calls at The Rusty Nail ".  I wonder how many bars can say that ?  It seems every weekend there are fights or altercations at other clubs.  This is our home and that's how we treat people. OUR ONE RULE , " GET IN A FIGHT......DONE FOR LIFE. "

Bands:

      When we started, I asked what can we do for the bands " promotionally " wise ?   The same old answer ," we did it all and nothing will help".  At the time, we were in 11 newspapers and had one generic monthly calendar.  So , one weekend, Wheels and I went up to our mountain house ( that we built with our own hands ) with "phonebooks" from all over the counties. We made a list of all the newspapers and internet companies.  I continue to make the list grow.  Now, we are in 56 newspapers and affiliates.........radio promos..........our websites (www.thenail1.com., Facebook/rustynail together average over 1500 " hits " a day....that's  unbelievable for such a small nightclub).......monthly calendars on time.......new illuminated outdoor sign............35 internet companies ...........mailing list............our own radio show ,  and it goes on. We have quadrupled the band intake. We let bands network with each other by having up to 4 bands or more on the weekends. I remember a phone call I took in 1999.  The person said, " we played THE NAIL a couple a months ago, we brought alot of people, had fun , and would like another gig ".  I said to him, " you mean no one has called you since than ? "  Right there and than I took over the booking. I call all bands every Monday ( or Tuesday sometimes ) before and after they play here ( no other owner does this).   Treat bands with respect...they are the backbone of THE NAIL They are the ones working hard to bring people in, practicing, promoting ,and such....so, why the hell wouldn't I help them?  I refuse to be the owner that's all drunk behind the bar with a disgusted face saying " they did not bring a 100 people....... they're done".  I give out my home phone number (no other owner does this) to prevent frustrating phone tag and usually have 15-20 minute conversations with each individual band on the first phone call (no other owner does this) . I know if I was in a band, I would like a direct link to the owner and have a respectable conversation. I put myself in the shoes of the band and tell them how much we appreciate them.  We lend out our PA system to bands playing  "other " clubs for FREE ( what the hell other owner does this ? ). Several times with my van and easy pass (no other owner does this). We throw a huge "Wheelstock " party at our private vacation home that Wheels and I built ( 4 years to build ).........for 13 years it was completely free .... it was $20 for the last two years..... 330 people showed up last year ( damn hurricane ).....400 the year before ! Once again, a 4 day party and the NAIL supplies breakfast , lunch , dinner , beer , liquor , bands , and showers for everyone for 4 days ( show me one fucking owner that does this ??!!  Throws a party for 400 people for 4 days for FREE ??!! ). We ended it in 2006 because of the incredible amount of time , effort , wear & tear on our home , & neighbors being super pissed at us.

     Our website is updated & blogged everyday under the " HISTORY " link , not one day ever missed....this includes weekends, holidays , and vacations. I talk about my life as if it were a soap opera (no other owner does this)........and in this business it usually is......mostly for entertainment though (doing this since day one of the takeover ) ( no other club owner does this ).   I could go on and on and on.......no one comes close. I do all this because we do not have the luxury of the " walk in " crowd.  We need the bands to work a little harder for us .....that's why I work 10 times harder than any other club owner.

     We have our own radio show since 2005.  All bands get plugs on our radio show. All bands do live interviews to promote ALL their shows and express their music and songs. What the hell other owners help promote other clubs ?  Everyone helps a little......we help more. 

     We hope you join our little family.........simply known as THE NAIL

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

  WEXP 530 am         WWUV   90.7 fm     WVUM 90.1 fm       KUR    1670  am

  WWXU  91.1 fm      WWCY 89.5 fm       WIN 88.9 fm ( WIN 89 )

  WWEC  88.1 fm        WWNW  88.9 fm    WVUD  91.3 fm     Berks Cable ( Ch 24 )

  WPKN  89.5 fm        WPKM  88.7 fm      WDWN 89.1 fm      Hometown Utilicom ( Ch 41 )

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

  WDCV  88.3 fm        WXLV    90.3 fm     WRRG  88.9 fm      930 AM (The Cockroach)

  WRHS   89.7 fm        WVUD   91.3 fm     WIXQ 91.7 FM       WIXQ.COM             

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

  WWW.THENAIL1.COM ( click on " radio show " on the left index on our home page. LISTEN AT ANYTIME )

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

  ** Do you have a contact with a college, internet or commercial radio station ?  Any help to air our FREE show would be greatly appreciated.  We are here to help the local bands of our communities.  Our format is simple. We interview bands. The bands express their opinions and songs through their music.......with alittle fun too. **  This would increase our relationship with your band and The Nail nightclub.**

             PERFORMED LIVE EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

                  ALL BANDS GET LIVE INTERVIEWS , CD EXPOSURE , ETC..  **

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

   We made our point ............work hard , respect , and promote.  All businesses.....whether in a band or selling corn on the cob ........ should have this mentality and attitude.

                                              ***  BOOKING CONTACT AT  mailto:thenail1@comcast.net   ***

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        SUNDAY     3 - 11 - 18

   DECISION TO MAKE..............BLOW.

   REALLY HAPPY OUR ELDEST MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME FROM NORTH CAROLINA VACATION. STILL NEVER SAW ONE PICTURE OF THE MAGNIFICENT ROOMS WE GOT HER AND FRIENDS BUT VERY GLAD OUR KID IS HOME.

   UP AT 3AM AND OUR FRIEND IS SLEEPING ON OUR COUCH. THIS IS A GOOD THING BY NOT DRIVING HOME WHILE PARTYING ALL NIGHT.  I TRIED TO GO BACK TO BED BY 5:45AM I HAD TO GET UP. I QUIETLY WORKED ON MY COMPUTER UNTIL 7AM. I FIGURED LET ME GET OUT OF HERE TO GIVE OUR FRIEND SOME QUIET.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND DO CHORES FOR 2+ HOURS. I DID GET A TON DONE. I EVEN STARTED MOVING OUR STUFF BACK OUTSIDE TO THE LOT. THE DUMPSTER WILL BE MOVED TO THE GATE WHICH MAY BE A HASSLE.

   BACK HOME BY 9:15AM WHICH IS ACTUALLY 10:15AM DUE TO DAY LIGHT SAVINGS.  OUR FRIEND IS UP AND WE TALK AND MAKE JOKES. WHEELS GETS UP AND WE ALL HANG OUT.

   BY 12 NOON I MAKE A DECISION.  I NEED TO DELIVER THIS SECTIONAL AND I COULD TIME IT WITH A BARTENDER WHO IS AT THE HOUSE. HER HELP WITH ALL HER FRIENDS WOULD BE HUGE. BUT AS MY LIFE IS........IT WASN'T HAPPENING. UNFORTUNATELY I MISSED THEM. THEY WERE LEAVING EARLY FOR A WATER PARK. THIS MEANS I COULD TAKE MY TIME BUT........HAVE TO UNLOAD THIS SECTIONAL BY MYSELF AND RELOAD THE OLD MONSTER SECTIONAL...........BY MYSELF. WITH MY CHEST , ARM , AND SHOULDER HURTING I WAS NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PROJECT.

   WHEELS HELPS ME LOAD THE 3RD PIECE OF SECTIONAL ON TOP OF THE ROOF OF MY VAN. I GOT MY YOUNGEST TO HELP BY STANDING ON TOP OF THE VEHICLE AND GUIDING BUNGEE CORDS.  WE STRAP THE BEJESUS OUT OF IT. I LOOK WORSE THAN FRED SANFORD & HIS SON.  A FRIEND AND HIS WIFE PULL UP OUR DRIVEWAY AND CUT ME UP. I ALSO HAND HIM A MIC AND CORD TO FIX......HOW'S THAT FOR TIMING.

   I HAVE A COUSINS PARTY TODAY WITH ALL KINDS OF BOOZE AND PHENOMENAL FOOD. I WILL MISS IT FOR THE 2ND TIME IN A MONTH. I AM TOTALLY BUMMED. I DECIDE TO HEAD TO THE BIG HOUSE. WHAT TOTALLY SUCKED I HAD TO DRIVE 60 MPH THE WHOLE TIME. THIS SPEED BLOWS. WITH THE BIG PIECE OF FURNITURE ON MY ROOF I HAD TO BE CAREFUL. SO I SET THE CRUISE CONTROL FOR 60 , LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK , RUBBED MY COCK , AND MADE SOME PHONE CALLS TO BYE THE TIME. MAN IT FELT LIKE FOREVER. OH , AND THE PUP IS WITH ME.

  DURING THE RIDE UP AT OLD MAN SPEED I GOT MORE LOOKS DRIVING BY ME THAN THE ELEPHANT MAN AT A CIRCUS.  EVERY PERSON BLOWING BY ME GAVE ME A LOOK LIKE.......WHAT A DUMB ASS.

   I ARRIVE AND BEGIN TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO UNLOAD THIS BY MYSELF. AFTER UNLOADING THE SMALL STUFF I DECIDE TO MOVE MY VAN ALONG THE SIDE OF THE DECK. I SLIDE THE SMALL PIECE OF SECTIONAL FROM MY VAN ROOF USING 2 PLANKS TO THE DECK OVER ITS RAILING. THAN WITH TARPS AND A FLAT DOLLY I GET THE PIECE INSIDE WITH NO DAMAGE. THIS WAS THE EASIEST PIECE OF THE SECTIONAL.

  NOW, HOW AM I GOING TO GET THE 2 BIG SECTIONAL PIECES IN ?  I MUST WAIT. I DEVISE A PLAN TO USE THE DECK AGAIN. THE SNOW IS MELTING GOOD SO I SHOVEL A LARGE SECTION OF OUR DECK TO USE TO GET THE PIECES ON TO. I SHOVEL ON AND OFF FOR 2 HOURS ALLOWING THE SNOW AND ICE TO MELT. THERE IS ABOUT 6-8 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE DECK. I FINALLY MAKE A LARGE LANDING PAD. MY IDEA IS TO PARK THE VAN NEXT TO THE DECK , PULL ONE SECTIONAL OUT AT A TIME , SPIN & LEAN IT UP ON THE DECK , AND THAN USE THE RAILING AS A FULCRUM TO BALANCE & FLIP THE SECTIONAL PIECE UP AND OVER ON TO THE DECK. I WOULD THAN USE A TARP OR DOLLY TO SLIDE OR ROLL IT INSIDE.  OH MY GOD...........I WANTED THIS AS THE LAST THING POSSIBLE BUT SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS. THIS MEANS I HAVE TO DO IT ON MONDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.

  I SETTLE IN AND BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST AND CHECKING OUT THE HOUSE. I FIND BREAD , BAGELS , EGGS , JACKET , UMBRELLA , AND A WATER BOTTLE. OH , AND ONE BEDROOM WINDOW WAS WIDE OPEN. IT'S NICE TO HAVE OUR ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATERS WARM THE DEER AND CHIPMUNKS. OVERALL THE HOUSE IS ON GOOD SHAPE.

  I WORK ON 2 TV REMOTES THAT TOOK ME OVER 2 HOURS TO FINALLY FIX. I USED GOOGLE TO TRY TO RE-PROGRAM THEM. OH MY GOD I WAS SO PISSED BY 8:30PM I WAS STILL F'ING WITH THESE THINGS.

  I FINALLY SIT DOWN AND WATCH THE 76ERS. OH , I HAD " IMPRACTICAL JOKERS " ON FOR MOST OF THE DAY. IT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY FUNNY SINCE IT WAS THE NEWER EPISODES. I HAVE SOME WINE. I DECIDE NOT TO BRING ANY BEER OR BRANDY BECAUSE I'M FAT AND WORTHLESS.

   I ALSO WATCHED A SPECIAL ON " O.J. SIMPSON ".  A GIRL INTERVIEWED HIM IN 2006. TODAY IN 2018 SHE HAD A PANEL OF EXPERT ON MURDER CASES , A FRIEND OF NICOLE BROWN , A NOVELIST ON THE CASE , AND THE ATTORNEY CHRISTOPHER DARDEN.  IT WAS VERY GOOD. THE PART OF O.J. " HYPOTHETICALLY " SAYING HOW HE KILLED THE 2 PEOPLE WAS MESMERIZING AND BASICALLY AN ADMISSION OF GUILT. IT REALLY IS AMAZING HOW THIS GUY GOT AWAY WITH BRUTALLY MURDERING THESE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. IT SPLIT A NATION TOO WHEN THAT VERDICT CAME OUT. AS I SAID BACK THAN ,  I DON'T CARE WHAT COLOR YOU ARE , THE EVIDENCE PROVED HE WAS GUILTY BUT BECAUSE OF THE HIGH FALOOTIN' LAWYERS IT BECAME A SMOKE & MIRROR AND CIRCUS SHOW.

  THE MOST CONCRETE EVIDENCE WAS THE DNA........BLOOD.  THERE WERE 3 PEOPLES BLOOD IN THE INFAMOUS WHITE BRONCO TRUCK............O.J.'S , NICOLE BROWN , AND RON GOLDMAN. IT IS THAT SIMPLE .....ALL THREE HAD DNA OR BLOOD IN THIS TRUCK.  IN THE 2006 INTERVIEW O.J. SAID , " HE CUT HIS FINGER BY SLAMMING A GLASS ON A TABLE IN A CHICAGO HOTEL WHEN HE FOUND OUT HIS WIFE WAS MURDERED. SO , HOW DID HIS BLOOD GET IN THE WHITE BRONCO A DAY EARLIER IN FLORIDA? THIS AIRED TONIGHT AND WILL BE ALL OVER THE NATIONAL NEWS TOMORROW.  I REALLY WANT TO WATCH THE TV SERIES OF THE O.J. TRIAL. I HEARD IT WAS EXCELLENT.

  HEAD TO BED AT MIDNIGHT AND WAKE UP AT 1:30AM. I AM SO PISSED. MY CPAP MACHINE IS BONE DRY OF WATER AND SO IS MY MOUTH.  I MUST  LOOK LIKE A HIPPO YAWNING WHEN SLEEPING. I WOKE UP LIKE I WALKED THE SAHARA DESERT. ANYWAY , SLEEP DOCTORS RECOMMEND ONLY BOILED WATER SO I USE THE PERFECT THING.....BOTTLED WATER. I FOUND A BOTTLED WATER ON A TOP BUNK. IT SMELLED LIKE A WOMAN'S PERFUME SO I DID NOT DRINK IT BUT RATHER POURED THE PURIFIED WATER INTO MY CPAP MACHINE. IT WORKED PERFECT AT 1:30AM. BACK TO BED TO WAKE UP AT 3AM. I PEE AGAIN AND DRINK LIKE I WALKED ACROSS ANOTHER DESERT.

  FALL ASLEEP AGAIN AND THIS TIME UNTIL 6AM. I DECIDE TO GET UP AND START MY DAY. I LET THE PUP OUT AND IT  IS BEAUTIFUL UP HERE. THIS IS THE SILVER LINING OF DOING THIS DELIVERY.

    TUESDAY      3 - 12 - 18

   IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING.

   SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS SO I HAD A DECISION TO MAKE. GET THE NEW SECTIONAL COUCH UNLOADED AND IN THE HOUSE AND GET THE OLD ONE LOADED IN MY VAN.  I WANTED TO DO THIS THE DAY I AM LEAVING BUT SNOW QUICKENED THE PROCESS. I HAD TO DO IT TODAY.  MY SHOULDER & CHEST PAIN WERE NOT BAD SO I MADE THE MOVE.

   MOVING 2 SECTIONALS BY YOURSELF IS NO JOKE. A SLEEPER SOFA ON ITS OWN IS A MONSTROSITY. ANOTHER SECTION WITH 2 RECLINERS IS THE SAME WEIGHT AND PROBLEM.  I USED THE HEIGHT OF MY VAN AS ONE TOOL. PULLING UP RIGHT NEXT TO OUR DECK I SLID THE MID-SECTION OF THE COUCH THAT WAS ON THE VAN'S ROOF RIGHT ONTO THE DECK. USING A TARP I SLID THE SMALLEST OF THE 3 PIECES INSIDE.  I AM SO GLAD I SHOVELED A LARGE SECTION OF SNOW AWAY THE DAY BEFORE BECAUSE IT WAS TIGHT GETTING IT INSIDE.

  NEXT ....THE 2 BIG LONG PIECES. I LAID PLANKS ON THE GROUND AND COVERED THEM WITH A BLANKET. I DID THE SAME THING ON THE UPPER DECK. I SLID ONE SECTION OUT OF THE VAN AND STOOD IT UP LEANING AGAINST THE DECK. I TRIED PULLING IT UP BUT IT WAS TOO DAMN HEAVY.  FROM THE GROUND I LIFT THE WHOLE SECTIONAL UP AND BALANCE IT ON THE DECK RAILING AS A COUNTER BALANCE.  I WALK AROUND A FLIP IT DOWN ON TO A DOLLY. I ROLL IT IN WITH SOME DIFFICULTY.  I DO THE SAME WITH THE LAST PIECE. ALL 3 PIECES ARE INSIDE.

   NEXT.........GET THE OLD MONSTER SECTIONAL OUT. I TRY TO SQUEEZE THE FIRST PIECE THROUGH THE DOOR AND SLAM THE BEJESUS OUT OF MY HAND WHEN IT FALLS. I MOVE MY VAN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS. I USE 2 PLANKS FROM THE STEPS TO THE BACK OF MY VAN. I FEEL THE EGYPTIANS WOULD BE PROUD OF ME USING ALL THESE METHODS OF COUNTER BALANCING AND PLANKING.  I SLID THE FIRST ONE IN MY VAN FIGURING IT BE LIKE A PUZZLE FOR THE NEXT PIECE.  I DO THE SAME THING WITH THE 2ND PIECE. THE HARD PART WAS GETTING THE 2ND LARGE SECTIONAL IN AND SIDE BY SIDE TO THE FIRST ONE.  I USED MY WEIGHT TO ADVANTAGE HERE......MORE LIKE I USED MY ASS TO BUMP IT IN 2 INCHES AT A TIME.  THOUGH , EACH TIME I BUMPED IT MY CHEST WOULD HURT.

   THE 3RD AND FINAL PIECE I PUT ON TOP OF THE VAN. I GRAB ABOUT 12 BUNGEE CORDS AND CLIMB ON TOP OF THE VEHICLE. YEP , I LOOKED LIKE AN ELEPHANT STANDING ON A CIRCUS BOX. I STRAP EVERYTHING DOWN. IT'S OFFICIAL.......BOTH SECTIONALS HAVE BEEN UNLOADED AND LOADED. MY SHOULDER AND CHEST IS HURTING NOW. THE NEXT MORNING IT HURT WORSE.

   OH , THE CRAP THAT WAS UNDER THE SECTIONAL WAS BAD BUT EXPECTED. I SWEPT AND VACUUMED EVERYTHING UP. I ALSO DID THIS WITH THE SECTIONAL BY THE WOODSTOVE.

    THE PUNCH LIST STARTS.  IN THE KITCHEN WE HAVE A LARGE WOOD LOG PROPPING THE DOOR OPEN. OUR RUBBER DOOR STOP IS MISSING. I GO INTO MACGYVER MODE AND USE KINDLING A RENTER BROUGHT UP. IT WAS OFF-CUTS OF DOOR TRIM. USING A SERRATED KNIFE I CUT A 4 INCH PIECE ( I HAD NO TAPE MEASURE SO I USED MY PENIS AS A GAUGE FOR 4 INCHES ) . IT WAS PERFECT. I PUT IT UNDER THE DOOR AND THE DOOR SWINGS RIGHT OVER IT......CRAP.  I USE MY SCREW GUN AND ADD 2 SCREWS TO THE BOTTOM OF MY HOME MADE DOOR STOP. THE EXTRA HEIGHT WORKS NICELY AND HOLDS THE DOOR OPEN.

   OH , AS I CLEANED UNDER A SECTIONAL I FOUND THE DOOR STOP. ALL THAT MACGYVERING AND PENIS USING IS FOR NOTHING.

   UNLOADED THE DISHWASHER FROM THE LAST RENTERS. I RE-ORGANIZED AND VACUUMED OUT THE KITCHEN DRAWER AND CABINETS. I AM AMAZED HOW RENTERS JUST THROW AROUND STUFF EVERY WHERE. WHO PUTS POT LIDS WHERE THE FORKS & KNIVES GO ? 

   IN MY MIND I PRETEND NO ONE IS EVER HERE.

  A RENTER BREAKS A NICE VASE SITTING ON OUR MANTLE ABOVE THE WOOD STOVE. OF COURSE NO ONE TOLD US.  I LATER FIX IT PERFECTLY USING SUPER GLUE.

  I DID POST FACEBOOK PICTURES OF ME MOVING THE SECTIONALS AND  DEER OUTSIDE OFF THE DECK ( AN EVEN LARGER GROUP STOPPED BY LATER AND THE PICTURESQUE SNOW ). GOT TO THANK COUSINS , SOME BROTHERS , AND FRIENDS FOR POSTING NICE COMMENTS. WELL EXCEPT FOR MY ONE SARCASTIC BROTHER WHO HAD TO THROW A JOKE AT ME.  ALL GOOD.

   NEXT , I EVALUATE THE MYSTERIOUS OVER FLOWING TOILET. LAST RENTER SAID IT OVERFLOWED WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IT.  WELL , HE WAS KINDA RIGHT AND DEFINITELY WRONG.  AFTER THEY LEFT OUR CLEANER SAID THERE WAS POOP IN THE TOILET. OUR RENTER SAID THERE WAS NOTHING. IT FLUSHED FINE. OUR LAST RENTER AND BARTENDER AT THE NAIL TOLD ME IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR THE TOILET TANK TO FILL. THIS RAISED MY ANTENNAS.  INSPECTING THE TANK OF THE TOILET THE FLUID MASTER WAS NOT KICKING OFF THE WATER WHEN THE TANK FILLED UP. THIS IS WHY IT RAN FOR SO LONG AND OVER FLOWED.

  TAKE A RIDE TO FILL UP THE VAN'S GAS TANK AND VISIT THE HARDWARE STORE.  I NEED A TOILET TANK FLUID MASTER , SUPER GLUE , DOOR STOPS , AND RUBBER BANDS.  THEY HAD NO RUBBER BANDS SO THE GIRL GAVE ME A HANDFUL SHE HAD BEHIND HER DESK. A NICE GESTURE AND I THINK SHE AND HER SISTER WANTED ME.

   BACK HOME I PLAY WITH THE PUP. WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I TALK TO WHEELS AND THOUGHT IT WAS 10AM WHEN IT WAS REALLY 2PM. I MAKE BRUNCH AND PLAY ON THE COMPUTER ALITTLE BIT.

   FIND OUT OUR DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE HAS A BAD MONITOR SCREEN.  I CALL OUR FRIENDS AT MERCURY AMUSEMENT AND THEY TELL ME I NEED TO BRING THE MONITOR OR PREFERABLY THE WHOLE MACHINE HOME. WELP , SINCE I HAVE A FULL VAN A " SORRY , OUT OF ORDER " NOTE WILL SUFFICE FOR NOW.

   CHECK AND CLEAN BOTH VACUUM CLEANERS.

   LIGHT ABOVE WASHER AND DRYER WAS NOT WORKING. THERE WAS A BUCKET SITTING UNDER IT ON THE FLOOR WITH SOME WATER IN IT. THIS WAS FROM TOILET THE LEAK ABOVE. I WAS AFRAID THE LIGHT CAUGHT WATER AND BLEW A BREAKER AND FRIED THE OUTLET. I CHECKED THE BREAKERS AND ALL WAS GOOD. I CHECK THE OUTLET AND IT HAS POWER. I TAKE THE LIGHT DOWN AND WORK ON IT IN THE KITCHEN USING A 6 WAY POWER STRIP TO TEST IT FOR ON & OFF FEATURES.  IT ENDS UP A BULB WAS SPUN INCORRECTLY IN THE LIGHT.  USING A LADDER I RE-HANG THE LIGHT AND IT WORKS NOW.

  CLEAN OUT THE DRYER'S LINT TRAP. IT TOOK ME OVER A PERIOD OF 6 HOURS TO CLEAN THIS PROPERLY. THERE WAS SOME KIND OF WET GLUE , SPERM , OR WHATEVER ON IT. I SOAKED THE WHOLE THING IN JOY LIQUID. USING HOT WATER ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS I FINALLY GOT IT PRETTY CLEAN AND CLEAR.

 WIND DOWN AROUND 7:30PM. I WATCHED THE FLYERS LOSE A HEART BREAKER WITH 2 1/2 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME.

  THEY ARE MAKING ANOTHER " TWINS " MOVIE WITH ARNOLD S. AND DANNY DEVITO. EDDIE MURPHY IS IN THIS SEQUEL.

  SOME REALLY SAD NEWS.  5 FRIENDS IN THEIR 20'S ALL DIE IN A HELICOPTER CRASH. THEY WERE DOING A SCENIC TOUR OF NEW YORK WHEN THE HELICOPTER WENT DOWN. THEY BELIEVE SOME LUGGAGE HIT THE  " SHUT OFF " FOR THE FUEL. THE PILOT SURVIVED.  THE COPTER KINDA WENT DOWN SOFTLY BUT FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN IN THE WATER. WHEN I SAW THE FOOTAGE OF THE SEMI-SOFT LANDING IN THE WATER I INSTANTLY THOUGHT WHY DIDN'T THEY RELEASE THEIR SEATBELTS AND OPEN THE DOORS TO GET OUT ? SO DAMN SAD. UPSIDE DOWN UNDER WATER HAD TO BE PARALYZING. I COULD NOT IMAGINE THE FEAR.

  ALL THESE DAMN PSYCHOS. THIS ONE BEAUTIFUL FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENT WAS FOUND MURDERED IN A FRIEND'S APARTMENT. THE GUY IS NOW IN PORTUGAL. APPARENTLY HE WANTED THE RELATIONSHIP TO GO FURTHER.  SHE WANTED IT TO STOP AND JUST BE FRIENDS. HE HAPPENED TO FLY OUT OF COUNTRY 6 HOURS AFTER THE REPORT OF FINDING THE BODY. GIRL WAS BEAUTIFUL AND HAD A HUGE FUTURE. MAN, WHAT A WORLD. THERE WAS MORE HEART BREAKING STORIES SO I TURNED IT OFF AFTER 3 MORE.

  MAN I HAD TO WATCH SOMETHING LESS DEPRESSING.  HAD SOME WINE AND CHILLED WATCHING MORE OF " IMPRACTICAL JOKERS ". SOME OF THE SCENARIOS ARE PRETTY FUNNY.  BY 11:30PM I WENT TO BED. I WAS PRETTY TIRED. I WOKE UP THE EXACT SAME TIME AS I DID THE NIGHT BEFORE......1:30AM AND 3:30AM.

  I HIRED A NEW BARTENDER. SHE WILL START THURSDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

    TUESDAY         3 - 13 - 18

  LIKE I DON'T SLEEP ENOUGH I HAVE HEAR " BUMPING " NOISES ABOVE MY CEILING.........NOW WHAT ??  MORE IMPORTANTLY , DO I INVESTIGATE IT AT 3:30AM ?

  START MY MORNING SUPER EARLY.  MORE PUNCH LIST STUFF TO DO AND TAKE A RIDE.

   FIX A BEDROOM CLOTHES DRAWER SO I CAN STAND ON IT.  YEP......IT'S WHAT I DO. IN ORDER TO PEEK UP IN OUR ATTIC I HAD TO USE A 4 DRAWER BEDROOM CABINET. OF COURSE IT WAS BROKEN SO I HAD TO GET MY SCREW GUN TO FIX IT. THE SNOW IS KINDA INHIBITING ME FROM GETTING MY LADDERS UNDERNEATH AT THE CRAWL SPACE SO THIS IS THE WAY I GO.  I REMOVE ALL HANGERS AND BLANKETS FROM THE CLOSET ALONG WITH REMOVING A SHELF. I WALK THE CABINET OVER AND USE A SMALL KITCHEN LADDER TO CLIMB ON TOP OF THAT. I PEEK UP INTO THE ATTIC AND I AM 4 INCHES SHORT OF SEEING MY TRAPS.....OF COURSE. AMAZING HOW MANY MEASUREMENTS ARE EQUAL TO MY PENIS.  ANYWAY , USING A PIECE OF DRYWALL I SWIPE AWAY PINK INSULATION TO SEE MY TRAPS ARE EMPTY. THIS IS GOOD I GUESS.

  I CHECK ALL BEDROOM DRAWERS AND UNDERNEATH BEDS. NEXT I EXCHANGE A TOILET FLUID MASTER IN THE MASTER BATHROOM. IT TOOK SOME TIME BUT I GOT IT TO WORK. I CLEAN UP THE BATHROOM AND A STAIN IN THE SHOWER.

  TAKE A BREAK TO WATCH THE NEWS. STEVEN HAWKINS DIES , 3 DEADLY MAIL BOMBINGS ( DON'T OPEN BOXES LEFT ON YOUR PORCH,.........JESUS ANOTHER UNABOMBER ??!!  ) , BRENT CELEK IS RELEASED BY THE EAGLES ( HE GOT A STANDING OVATION AT THE 76ERS GAME )  , AND 1000'S & 1000'S OF STUDENTS PLAN A " WALK OUT " TOMORROW. MY KID IS GOING AND IF I WAS HOME I WOULD TOO.

  A GOOD SUGGESTION - FOR $20 WOULD YOU TAKE A 2 HOUR ROUND TRIP DRIVE TO UNLOAD A 3 PIECE SECTIONAL SO YOUR VEHICLE WOULD HAVE ROOM TO TAKE HOME A BROKEN DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE ? IT WOULD FREE UP ALOT OF ROOM FOR THE RIDE HOME. I WILL WEIGH MY OPTIONS TOMORROW.

   I TAKE A RIDE TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO BUY A CAN OF " SCOTCHGARD ". I CALLED THE LOCAL THRIFT WAY AND HARDWARE STORE FIRST TO SEE WHO HAD IT.

   NEXT I STOP AT THE LOCAL RITE AID. I TALK TO A NICE PHARMACIST ABOUT MY CHEST AND ARM PAIN.  HE SUGGESTS " ALEVE ".  I BUY IT.   IT DID NOT HELP.

   STOP AT " JIREH'S PIZZA " FOR THEIR INFAMOUS CHICKEN RANCH PIZZA.  I HEAD HOME AND HAVE A LATE LUNCH / EARLY DINNER.

  TRY CALLING OUR SNOW PLOW GUY. I TRY OUR LOCAL CLEANER AND LOCAL OFFICE. HE IS UNREACHABLE. HOW THE HELL DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS AND NOT RETURN PHONE CALLS ?

   BOTH MY KIDS CALL ME TO SAY HOW MUCH THEY MISS ME OR WHEELS ASKED THEM TO CALL BECAUSE 5 MINUTES AFTER I HUNG UP WITH HER LAST NIGHT SHE FORGOT TO TELL THE KIDS TO CALL ME. THEY DID IT TONIGHT. MAN OUR MEMORY BANKS ARE GETTING BAD.

   PLAY ON THE COMPUTER , MAKE SOME PHONE CALLS , BOOK SOME BANDS , AND WALK THE PUP WHO NOW PEES AS MUCH AS ME. 

   BY 7:30PM I AM TIRED. I HOOK UP OUR Wii TO ACCESS " NETFLIX ".  I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " NIKITA " AND 1 EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". BOTH WERE GOOD. I ALSO WATCH THE 76ERS LOSE.

  THE GOOD THING I HAVE HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY BUT I DO HAVE 2 GLASSES OF WINE A NIGHT. THE GLASSES ARE KNDA BIG. ON THE SIDE OF THE GLASS IT IS ETCHED " BET YOU CAN'T ".

  OFF TO BED AT 12:30AM. I WAKE UP AT 1:30AM AND I AM PISSED. I DRINK WATER AND TAKE ANOTHER " ALEVE ". I HEAR SOME LIGHT TAPPING BUT TOTALLY BLOW IT OFF.

  BACK TO SLEEP I RE-WAKE AT 3:30AM TO THE DOG BARKING IN THE MAIN ROOM. I YELL OUT , " WHAT THE FUCK ??!! ".......BUT I HEAR THE NOISE TOO. THE DOG IS RIGHT. I HEAR THIS " THUMPING " NOISE ABOVE MY 1ST FLOOR BEDROOM. IT IS COMING FROM THE CORNER OF THE HOUSE IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. SO , IT IS 3:30AM. I HAVE TO ADMIT I AM A LITTLE SCARED TO CHECK IT OUT. I AM THINKING GHOSTS , VARMINTS , OR EVEN SASQUATCH. I CONVINCE MYSELF TO CHECK IT OUT IN THE MORNING. I AM JUST SO DAMN TIRED THAT IF SASQUATCH WANTS TO USE MY MASTER BED TO RELAX AND WATCH TV IT IS FINE WITH ME.

   UP AT 6:30AM ( WEDNESDAY ) I HAVE TO INSPECT THE SOUND. I AM STILL HEARING THIS THUMPING NOISE.  I GO UPSTAIRS AND STAND IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. I WALK TO THE CORNER AND I HEAR QUITE CLEARLY THE BANGING NOISE IN THE CEILING. I LOOK UP AT THE CEILING AND SEE IF ANY MOVEMENT OCCURS. I CONTINUE TO HEAR THE PERIODIC THUMPING NOISE. I SAY TO MYSELF , " JESUS , WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ? "  I STAND THERE FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES AND THE NOISE CONTINUES. I AM TRYING TO THINK IF IT'S 2 SQUIRRELS BANGING OR SOMETHING BUILDING A NEST.  IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE BECAUSE 2 SQUIRRELS BANGING BE A LOT FASTER......KINDA LIKE ME.  THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO FIGURE THE MYSTERY...............GO OUTSIDE.

   IN MY FLIP FLOPS , SHORTS , AND A WINTER JACKET I GO OUT THE BACK DOOR TOWARDS THE BACK ELEVATED 2ND FLOOR DECK. FIRST , LET ME TELL YOU WALKING JUST SECONDS IN 6 INCH SNOW IN FLIP FLOPS IS A BAD IDEA. MY FEET WERE LIKE ICE IN SECONDS ALMOST EQUIVALENT TO THE ICINESS WHEELS FEET. I MAKE IT TO THE BACK YARD AND LOOK UP. THE PUP IS FOLLOWING ME AND WITHIN 3 SECONDS I SEE WHAT THE NOISE IS. OH........MY.........GOD.

 THE ANSWER WILL BE IN TOMORROW'S BLOG.

    WEDNESDAY      3 - 14 - 18

   ME DAY.......KINDA.

   THE CLIFF HANGER ANSWER ?.................A HUGE TREE DIVIDED IN 2 IS STILL HEALTHY BUT ONE TRUNK IS LEANING ON THE 2ND FLOOR BALCONY DECK OH SO GENTLY.  WHEN THE WIND BLOWS IT PUSHED INTO THE DECK CREATING A BUMPING SOUND. THUS............THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED FROM LAST NIGHT'S SCARING.

    GOT TO THANK MY MOTHER-IN-LAW. SHE ASKED WHEELS TO ASK ME , " SEE IF THERE IS A LOCAL DUMP TO TRASH THE OLD SECTIONAL. "  I SEARCHED THE INTERNET AND MADE SOME PHONE CALLS. I FOUND ONE THAT WAS 45 MINUTES AWAY. NOW , SHOULD I TAKE A 1 1/2 HOUR ROUND TRIP DRIVE TO UNLOAD THIS 440 POUND MONSTER OF A COUCH ?  I ASK WHEELS AND HER ANSWER WAS , " IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THE BROKEN DIG DUG MACHINE HOME YOU SHOULD. "

    TEXTED MY YOUNGEST AND SHE WAS A PART OF THE NATIONWIDE " WALK OUT ". SHE SENT ME SOME PICTURES AND I WAS PROUD OF HER.  THE LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS COVERED IT AND THERE WERE HUGE CROWDS.

   OTHER NEWS.......UNITED AIRLINES FUCKS UP AGAIN BIG TIME.  THEY SEND A DOG TO JAPAN THAT WAS GOING TO KANSAS.  YEP, WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE. 18 HOURS THIS POOR DOG HAD NO WATER OR FOOD.  NEXT IS THE ABSOLUTE FUCKING WORSE DECISION THESE FUCKING AIRLINE HOSTESSES WITH THEIR HIGH AND MIGHTY FUCKING ATTITUDES TOLD A LITTLE KID TO PUT HER 11 MONTH TINY FUCKING PUPPY INTO THE STOW AWAY BIN ABOVE THEIR HEAD. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ???!!! STOW A FUCKING PUPPY ??!!! THEY PLEADED NOT TO BUT THE STEWARDESS SAID THE DOG CRATE WOULD BLOCK THE ISLE.  YOU STUPID STUPID FUCKING C-WORD MOTHER FUCKER OF A PERSON. AFTER THE 4 HOUR FLIGHT.......THE DOG WAS DEAD. THE GIRL WAS 11 YEARS OLD. IMAGINE THE PAIN OF THIS KID.

   AFTER DOING SOME SMALL JOBS LIKE CLEANING OUT THE WOOD STOVE AND CLEANING THE DOOR GLASS WITH EASY OFF ( IT WORKS ! ) I DECIDE TO TAKE THE RIDE AFTER MAKING SOME PHONE CALLS. I USED MAPQUEST AND WROTE DOWN DIRECTIONS AND WHEELS ALSO TOLD ME HOW TO USE " GOOGLE MAPS " WITH MY PHONE.  THIS WAS A GREAT DECISION TO TAKE THE RIDE FOR SEVERAL REASONS.  HERE THEY ARE :

  - DRIVING WITH ONE PIECE OF THE SECTIONAL ON THE ROOF IS HAZARDOUS. THE WINDS HAVE PICKED UP BIG TIME ALONG WITH SNOW FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT DAY.

  - THERE WOULD BE NO ROOM FOR MY PUP TO TRAVEL HOME. THE DOG WOULD HAVE HAD TO SIT IN THE FRONT SEAT WHICH AGAIN IS KINDA DANGEROUS.

  - I WOULD OF HAD TO TAKE ALOT OF TIME TO TAKE APART THE ENTIRE SECTIONAL AND PIECE BY PIECE HAD TO DISCARD IT USING THE NAIL DUMPSTER AND OUR HOME TRASH CANS.

  - DRIVING HOME WITH A " SAIL " ON THE ROOF ADDS 30 MINUTES TO THE DRIVE. YOU HAVE TO GO SLOW ANDIT IS NERVE RACKING.

  - I WOULD HAVE ROOM TO TAKE THE DIG DUG ARCADE GAME HOME TO FIX AND THE PUP WOULD HAVE ROOM TO CHILL.

   SO I WEIGHED MY OPTIONS AND IT WAS EASY....TAKE THE RIDE TO TAMAQUA TRANSFER AND RECYCLING. I AM GOING TO TRY TO BE HAS NICE AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE HAD A COLLEGE FRIEND FROM TAMAQUA.  SO , DRIVING THROUGH THE TOWN OF TAMAQUA THERE IS A TRAIN STATION AND TRACKS GOING RIGHT THROUGH THE CENTER.  THE HOUSING IS DILAPIDATED TO SAY THE LEAST. NOTHING IS KEPT UP....FRONT DOORS RUSTED , WINDOWS FALLING APART , AND THE TOWN IS JUST SIMPLY DEPRESSING. I FELT DIRTY JUST DRIVING THROUGH IT AND I HAVEN'T SHOWERED OR SHAVED IN 4 DAYS.

   I GET TO THE TRANSFER STATION AND WEIGH MY VAN. I HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE SO I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING.  I GO TO THE OFFICE AND THE GIRL ( VERY CUTE AND JUST ENGAGED ) TOLD ME I CAN NOW HEAD TO THE UNLOADING AREA.  THE SMELLS OF THIS HUGE 6 DOOR GARAGE / BARN IS NOT PLEASANT. ONE POOR TOTALLY DEPRESSED GUY WEARING AN EAGLES HAT WAS SWEEPING. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU SWEEP ? HE GUIDED MY VAN INTO THE BAY AREA. I EASILY GOT THE SECTIONAL PIECE OFF THE ROOF BUT I STRUGGLED WITH THE 2 BIG PIECES IN THE VAN. AFTER 10 MINUTES AND MY SHOULDER HURTING THE GUY HELPED ME.

   DRIVING HOME WITH AN EMPTY VAN WAS A DELIGHT. I FLEW LIKE THE WIND IN MY 1998 DODGE MINIVAN.

   BACK HOME I DECIDE TO LOAD THE ARCADE MACHINE SINCE THE SNOW AND WIND STOPPED. I ALSO PLAYED WITH THE DOG FOR ALITTLE TOO. USING THE PLANKS AND DOLLY AGAIN I LOADED IT UP. MY CHEST AND SHOULDER WERE HURTING AGAIN. 

   TURNED ON THE BATHROOM HEAT AND TOOK A LONG 20MINUTE SHOWER AND SHAVE. I HAD THE WATER PELT MY SHOULDER MOST OF THE TIME. NEW CLOTHES AND BOXERS AND I FELT REFRESHED & CLEAN ESPECIALLY AFTER VISITING THE DUMP AND TAMAQUA ( SORRY BUDDY ).

   I TOOK SOME MEDS AGAIN AND DECIDED IT IS NOW " ME TIME "......I FRICKIN' DESERVE IT ( AT LEAST IN MY MIND ). I DID SOME EMAILS , PLAYED INTERNET SCRABBLE , PLAYED INTERNET POKER , AND WATCHED " NIKITA " UNTIL I WAS TIRED AT 11PM. 2 GLASSES OF WINE AND 3 PIECES OF LEFTOVER PIZZA AND I WAS READY FOR BED BY 11:30PM. I DID ENJOY JUST SITTING , PETTING THE PUP , AND WATCHING MEANING LESS TV WHILE THE WINDS HOWLED WITH SNOW.

  ALMOST TOOK A PICTURE.........THE SNOW AND WIND WAS BLOWING SIDEWAYS. THE GOOD  THING IS I FELT NO DRAFTS FROM ANY WINDOWS.......LOVE OUR NEW WINDOWS !! BEST DECISION EVER !!  ALSO , I WAS SO GLAD I UNLOADED THE SECTIONAL AND RE-LOADED THE ARCADE MACHINE EARLIER. THE WHOLE VISIT HERE I REALLY TIMED EVERYTHING PERFECTLY AGAINST THE WEATHER.

   FRICKIN' WAKE UP AT 1:30AM SO PISSED.  BUT I DID SLEEP UNTIL 5:30AM THE 2ND TIME. I FINALLY GOT UP AT 6:30AM TOTALLY PARCHED.

    THURSDAY       3 - 15 - 18

   WOW.......A BRAND NEW " QUICK "  BRIDGE FALLS 24 HOURS AFTER BEING INSTALLED.  THIS SHOULD OF NEVER HAPPENED. LIVES LOST AND INJURIES..........LAW SUITES APLENTY AND UNTHINKABLE PAIN OF FAMILY.

   I ACTUALLY SAW A MEDIA POST WHERE A PARENT DID NOT WANT THEIR KID TO " WALK OUT " FOR THE PROTEST OF GUNS. I JUST DON'T GET IT. HERE ARE KIDS MAKING A STATEMENT AND THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE WHO THINKS IT'S MEANINGLESS.

   I TRIED TO HANG OUT TODAY. I SO DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE THIS NICE LITTLE PLACE. BUT , ME AND THE PUP HAVE TO ROLL BACK HOME.

   I DID SOME MORE THINGS LIKE CLEANING, STRAIGHTENING , CONSOLIDATING , AND USING
" SCOTCHGARD " ON THE NEW COUCH.  I APPLIED A LIGHT COAT TO THE "NEW" SECTIONAL AS INSTRUCTED. NEXT VISIT I WILL APPLY A 2ND COAT AS INSTRUCTED......WHICH WE BE NEXT WEEK.....FOR ANOTHER 5 DAYS.

   I MAKE A BREAKFAST SANDWICH......EGG , HAM, & CHEESE ON A BAGEL. IT WAS WONDERFUL. I GOT MY COMPUTER STUFF DONE AND PLAYED A LITTLE INTERNET SCRABBLE. I REALLY ENJOY THIS GAME BUT I HAD TO START MY LEAVING PROCEDURES. I BEGIN TO PILE TOOLS , CLOTHES , FOOD , AND EVERYTHING IN THE MUD ROOM.

   I DID A FULL VACUUM AND PREPPED OUR HOME FOR THE NEXT RENTER. IT TRULY IS A GREAT PLACE TO TOTALLY CHILL. I WOULD OF REALLY LIKED TO STAY ONE MORE DAY AND JUST DO NOTHING BUT WATCH TV, WATCH PORN, AND PLAY COMPUTER GAMES. BUT , RESPONSIBILITY DISAGREED.

  ELDEST GETS SPEEDING TICKET ON SPRING BREAK. YEP , NO BIG DEAL.........WE'LL PAY THE $225 FINE. OH , ALSO LOST ONE OF MY WALKIE TALKIES....NO BIG DEAL.  OH , AND WHEELS AND I BOTH WROTE COMPLAINT LETTERS IN THE SPEEDING TICKET.  NO BIG DEAL......WE'LL HANDLE IT.

   STOP AT DUMPSTER AND IT WAS TIME TO GET UP ON THE NORTHEAST EXTENSION.  IT WAS SUCH A PLEASURE NOT TO DRIVE WITH A SECTIONAL PIECE ON MY ROOF.

  MAKE GREAT TIME HOME........1 HOUR AND 18 MINUTES DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY.  I SO LOVE WE DO NOT HAVE TO DRIVE 4 TO 6 HOURS FOR A POCONO VACATION HOME.

  UNLOAD EVERYTHING AND SETTLE IN. AS THE KIDS AND WHEELS COME HOME THEY ALL SAY THEIR HELLOS TO.................THE DOG.

   SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND MAKE JOKES. THE KID CALLS ME A NUDGE.............I MISSED THESE MOMENT SO BAD.

   SHOULDER STILL HURTING BAD BUT THE CONSENSUS IS ......REST , ALEVE , AND NO HEAVY LIFTING FOR ONE WEEK. THAN I WILL RE-EVALUATE.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND BARTEND. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT WITH GOOD MUSIC , 76ERS & NOVA WINNING ...........BUT THE FLYERS LOSE.

   A REGULAR SAYS TO ME , " DID YOU BUILD THAT MOUNTAIN HOUSE THAT I SEE IN THE BATHROOM ? " I REPLY , " YES I DID." SHE CONFIRMS THE QUESTION WITH A FRIEND AND HE SAYS " YES HE DID."  SHE REPLIES , " WOW , THAT IS SO COOL. I NEVER KNEW THAT. MY GOD THAT IS AWESOME. "  I SAY , " HOW LONG YOU BEEN COMING HERE ? " SHE REPLIES , " 7 YEARS ". I RESPOND , " THAT'S HOW LONG THOSE FLYERS HAVE BEEN HANGING IN THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM. " WE ALL LAUGH.

   I RE-TRAIN A NEW BARTENDER WHO WORKED HERE 6 YEARS AGO FOR A SUMMER. SHE IS A SWEET HEART AND I POSTED A PICTURE OF HER AND FACEBOOK AD FOR THE BANDS.  WE TRAINED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTE TO AN HOUR. SHE WILL DO A FULL SHIFT ON SATURDAY NIGHT.  STOP DOWN IF YOU REMEMBER HER.

   END THE NIGHT AROUND 2AM. I CONVINCE TWO PATRONS TO LET ME TAKE THEM HOME. SO......I DROVE BOTH OF THEM HOME.....ONE IN HAVERTOWN AND ONE IN BRYN MAWR. I'M GLAD I DID.

    BACK HOME I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE , SOME CRACKERS & HUMMUS , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". IT WAS VERY GOOD BUT I FELL ASLEEP WITH ABOUT 5 MINUTES LEFT. I WILL RE-WATCH IT ANOTHER DAY.

   OFF TO BED AT 3AM. I SLEPT GREAT UNTIL 6:15AM.  YEP.......3+ HOURS AND I WAS GETTING OUR YOUNGEST UP FOR SCHOOL.  LET THE DAY BEGIN.

    FRIDAY     3 - 16 - 18

    CHILL DAY. IT WAS NICE BUT I DID HAVE SOME THINGS TO DO. THE KEY IS....NO HEAVY LIFTING. YEAH....RIGHT.

    ELDEST HEADS TO ATLANTIC CITY FOR A HIP HOP SHOW.  YEP.....WON'T BE NERVOUS MUCH HERE.

    SLEPT DECENT AND ENJOYED BEING HOME. A SLIGHT CHILL IN OUR MAIN ROOM SO I TURNED ON THE FIREPLACE. MAN , THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD DECISION.

    SIDE JOB TO LOOK AT THIS WEEKEND. COULD BE PROMISING.

    HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY BUT FIRST STOP AT MERCURY AMUSEMENTS.  REMEMBER I SAID NO LIFTING ?  WE UNLOAD THE HEAVY MACHINE AND I ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL. I AM NOT THERE 5 MINUTES AND I GET A CALL FROM THE MERCURY TECH......." MACHINE IS FIXED. "  I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES MORE TO CLEAN AND PREP AND THAN RETURN TO MERCURY AMUSEMENTS AND RE-LOAD THE ARCADE GAME. THE ONLY PROBLEM NOW IS GETTING IT BACK TO THE POCONOS.  HMMMMM.........GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE. I COULD SO GO BACK THERE FOR ANOTHER 5 DAYS.

   A WASHINGTON COUSIN CALLS ME. HE WANTS TO VISIT AND HANG OUR HOUSE FOR 2 DAYS. HE WILL BE STOPPING BY THE LAST WEEKEND IN MARCH. I WILL SHOW HIM THE NAIL AND GOOMBA'S PIZZERIA.

   BACK HOME I CHILL AND WE WATCH SOME TV AND 76ERS BASKETBALL.  SIXERS COME BACK AND WIN. WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " HOMELAND ". IT WAS GOOD.

   WEIRD DREAMS........1 - WANT TO BANG WHEELS BUT KIDS KEPT INTERRUPTING. 2 - VISITED A BEACH VIA A CRUISE SHIP AND THE BOAT LEFT ME.  I SCREAMED WILDLY BUT IT KEPT GOING.  PEOPLE ON THE SHIP COULD SEE ME BUT SAID NOTHING......THEY JUST WAVED LIKE " YOU'RE A JERK-OFF FOR MISSING THE BOAT. 3 - WATCHED A TRAIN GO UP HILL AND COME TO A STOP. SOMEONE GREASED THE TRACKS WITH OIL OR SOMETHING. ALL THE PEOPLE HAD TO GET OUT. THEY GRABBED THEIR LUGGAGE AND JUST STARTED WALKING.

      SATURDAY        3 - 17 - 18          SAINT PATRICKS DAY

   ( SPEAK IRISH ) - " AHHHHHH TOP OF THE MORNING TO YA.......AND THE REST OF THE MORNING TO ME. "

   THE NAIL IS NOT AN IRISH PUB SO TONIGHT WE HAD GRATEFUL DEAD MUSIC FOR 4 HOURS AND YOU KNOW WHAT.........I WAS OKAY WITH THAT. THOUGH I DID GIVE A LITTLE IRISH HELP WITH PUTTING ON OUR OUTSIDE MARQUEE , " WELCOME TO THE McNAIL ".

    SOME SUPER EXCITING GAMES IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.  VILLANOVA WINS AND MOVES TO THE SWEET 16.  BASICALLY TIED AT HALFTIME VILLANOVA CAME OUT STORMING. THEY ONLY MISSED ONE FRIGGIN' SHOT IN THE 2ND HALF !!!

   FLYERS WITH A HUGE COMEBACK WIN THAT WE COULD SAY SAVED THEIR PLAYOFF SEASON.

   START MORNING OUT BY TAKING " ALEVE ".  THE PAIN IN MY SHOULDER AND ARM CONTINUES.

   WHEELS MAKES AN OLD FASHION IRISH STEW. I MUST ADMIT AT FIRST " SMELL " IT WAS NOT SO PLEASANT BUT AFTER 8 HOURS OF SLOW COOKING.......IT DEFINITELY GOT BETTER. TASTE WILL BE THE KEY.

   SNUGGLED WITH MY YOUNGEST ABOUT 5 TIMES TODAY.  EACH TIME I WAS CALLED A NUDGE.

    TRIED TO TOTALLY TAKE IT EASY BECAUSE I HAVE A LONG NIGHT.  I FOUND OUT JUST AN HOUR OR SO BEFORE HEADING TO THE NAIL OUR BARTENDER GOT VIOLENTLY SICK.  I DECIDED TO DO BOTH THE DOOR AND BARTEND.

   I WATCHED A " NIKITA " WHICH CONTINUES TO GET BETTER.  I TOOK A NICE SHOWER AND HEADED OUT.

   PREPPED THE NAIL AND I WAS THE COOK , DOORMAN , AND BARTENDER ALL NIGHT.  MAN DID MY SHOULDER HURT THE ENTIRE EVENING BUT I ENDURED IT. I HAD A WONDERFUL SURPRISE OF WHEELS AND MY BROTHER STOPPING IN.  ALOT OF REGULARS STOPPED IN TOO.  I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME WATCHING THE FLYERS , MAKING JOKES WITH MY FAMILY , AND LISTENING TO MUSIC.

   BY 2AM I WAS ABSOLUTELY SHOT.  STOCKING BEER IN LOWER SHELVES OF THE FRIDGE ON ONE KNEE WAS PAINFUL AS I NEEDED ASSISTANCE OF THE BAR TO TO PULL MYSELF UP. WHEN I GOT IN MY CAR TO LEAVE IT FELT LIKE BLISS WHEN I SAT DOWN.

   I GOT HOME AND LOOKED IN THE FRIDGE. I WAS GOING TO HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND MAYBE SOME CHEESE & CRACKERS. I LOOKED AT THE CLOCK AND IT WAS 2:45AM.  I SAID , " BAG THIS " AND WENT TO BED. I PUT SOME BENGAY ON MY SHOULDER AND TOOK AN ALEVE. OH THE PUP AS ON THE BED.

    ONE NICE LITTLE THING TO HAVE. THE DUMPSTER IS NOW NEAR THE DRIVEWAY GATE......KINDA FAR AWAY. PULLING IN IS A LITTLE TIGHT BUT STILL VERY MANAGEABLE.  THE GOOD THING IS PARKING AND TURNING AROUND IN THE BACK LOT WHEN AT THE NAIL BACK DOOR..........MUCH EASIER.

     REMEMBRANCE - HOW APPROPRIATE A MAN WHO LIVED HIS LIFE WITH HUMOR , FUN , AND ZANINESS PASSED ON THIS IRISH DAY..........THOUGH I ALWAYS BUSTED HIM FOR BEING HALF GERMAN. THE STORIES ARE ENDLESS.  ON THIS DAY ...........APPROPRIATELY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY .......WE LOST A GOOD MAN.  A MAN WHO PASSED ON SAINT PATRICK'S DAY AND HAS A BIRTHDAY ON APRIL FOOLS DAY. GOD COULD NOT HAVE PLANNED IT BETTER FOR THIS INDIVIDUAL. JUST TODAY I WAS LOOKING AT THE TRIBUTE PICTURE I MADE FOR HIM AT THE NAIL. IT'S A PLAGUE OF HIM STANDING ON A WYOMING HILL TOP WITH A RACK OF POOL BALLS UNDERNEATH AND A POOL STICK. HE LOVED SHOOTING POOL AND THE OUTDOORS. WE WILL MISS HIM.  2014 , AGAIN , ON THIS DAY , WE LOST WHEELS' DAD.

     SUNDAY         3 - 18 - 18

   SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO SAY THE WORD " LOVE ".  YOU PROBABLY HEAR IT MORE THAN YOU SAY IT.  SO TONIGHT , AFTER MAKING AN OFF-CUFF COMMENT TO WHEELS , SHE GIVES ME AN ADORABLE SMILE AND THAN LAUGHS. SHE MAKES A COUPLE MORE JOKES AND I RESPOND , " YOU KNOW , I LOVE HANGING AND BEING WITH YOU. "

    DAY START WITH PAIN IN MY SHOULDER AGAIN. I WILL STICK TO THE GAME PLAN OF ONE WEEK WITH NO LIFTING. WHEELS GAVE ME A MASSAGE BUT I STOPPED HER AFTER 2 MINUTES BECAUSE HER HANDS ARE JUST SO SMALL.  THIS IS ONE TIME WHERE SMALL HANDS DID NOT HELP. IN OTHER SITUATIONS THEY ARE REALLY GOOD LIKE MAKING MY JOHNSON LOOK MUCH BIGGER THAN WHAT IT IS.

   UP AT 5AM I BEGIN MY DAY. WHEELS TAKES OUR ELDEST BACK TO COLLEGE WHILE I HEAD TO AN ESTIMATE FOR A SIDE-JOB.

     AFTER ESTIMATE FOR A FRIEND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.  A RARE MATINEE SHOW WITH THE BAND SMARTY PANTS.  I WAS EXPECTING ZERO PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE DAY AFTER SAINT PATRICK'S DAY. TO MY SURPRISE WE HAD A NICE CROWD AND I ENJOYED HEARING SOME FAMILIAR SONGS.  WHEELSTOCK AND STORIES WERE BROUGHT UP SEVERAL TIMES AND I FOUND OUT THAT THE LEAD SINGER HAS 3 VCR VIDEOS OF SEVERAL WHEELSTOCKS.  I WILL TRY TO GET A HOLD OF THEM TO MAKE COPIES. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE THEM.

   FLYERS WITH A MONSTER HUGE WIN OVER THE #1 TEAM IN THE NHL.  THEY KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE WITH 9 GAMES LEFT. I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE NOT BEEN TO ONE GAME THIS SEASON.

   I HEAD HOME AND I MADE A MISTAKE. I STARTED WATCHING " AMERICAN IDOL " WITH WHEELS. THE PLAN WAS TO WATCH " JESSICA JONES " BUT ONE MINUTE INTO THE SHOW I AM CRITIQUING SONGS AND FEELING SORROW FOR THESE HEART BREAK STORIES OF SOME SINGERS TRYING TO MAKE IT. THE MOST EMOTIONAL WAS A GIRL WITH A WEIGHT PROBLEM BEFRIENDS A GUY WITH DOWN SYNDROME. THEY BROUGHT HIM OUT AFTER SHE PERFORMED. IT HITS A SPOT WITH ME SINCE MY DAD WAS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION HIS WHOLE LIFE. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A TEAR OR TWO SHED.

   TOOK SOME ALEVE AND HEADED TO BED.  THIS PAIN IS GETTING MORE SERIOUS.  ITS WEIRD , IN THE MORNING IT IS 75% BETTER BUT AS THE DAY MOVES ON IT GETS 75% WORSE.

   IT IS NOT TOO OFTEN YOU GET TO MEET 1 CELEBRITY. IT IS EVEN MORE RARE TO MEET 2.  TODAY AT A CENTER CITY PARK I MET BROOKE SHIELDS. LET ME TELL YOU THIS WOMEN STILL LOOKS LIKE A MODEL. I INTRODUCED MYSELF AND SHE STARTED WALKING WITH ME. I WAS SURPRISED SHE WAS BY HERSELF IN THE PARK BUT I DIDN'T CARE BECAUSE I WAS WALKING WITH THE CHICK FROM " BLUE LAGOON ". MAN WOULD I LIKE TO DIVE INTO HER LAGOON. ANYWAY , SHE TELLS ME SHE IS HEADING OVER TO STAN LEE'S HOUSE. THIS NAME IS HUGE IN THE COMIC BOOK / SUPER HERO MOVIES. AT THE HOUSE THERE ARE A TON OF PEOPLE , SERVANTS , FOOD, AND DRINK.  BROOKE IS BEING CASTED FOR A SUPER HERO PART AND STAN LEE WANTED TO MEET HER FACE TO FACE. BY THE POOL , WE WALK TO STAN SITTING IN A CHAIR WITH AN UMBRELLA OVER HIS HEAD. HE WELCOMES HER WITH A HUG AND EVEN SHAKES MY HAND AND SAYS , " HELLO , I'M STAN LEE. THANKS FOR STOPPING OVER. "  I REPLY , " THANK YOU. I WILL JUST HEAD OVER TO THE DRINKS AND LET YOU 2 TALK. "

   CONTINUED - I GRAB SOME APPETIZERS AND HAVE A GLASS OF WINE. I SEE BROOKE LEAVE STAN LEE AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES. I FIGURE SHE IS DONE WITH ME. I AM EVEN FIGURING SHE JUST WANTED SOMEONE TO WALK INTO THE PARTY WITH.  I TURN AND WATCH HER WALK AWAY. OH , WELL .....STORY OF MY LIFE.  I TURN BACK AROUND TO MAYBE APPROACH STAN LEE AND TALK SUPER HERO STUFF AND HOW HE CAME UP WITH SO MANY OF THEM. I DO NOT SEE HIM AND THINK " HOW THE HECK DID THIS OLD GUY DISAPPEAR IN JUST SECONDS? MY HEAD WAS TURNED FOR ONLY 3 SECONDS. "  I WALK OVER TO WHERE HE WAS AND I SEE A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL. JESUS CHRIST IT WAS MR. LEE.  I DIVE IN AND PLUNGE TO THE BOTTOM. I GRAB HIM AND LAUNCH MYSELF OFF THE BOTTOM WITH MY FEET WHILE HOLDING MR. LEE.  WE REACH THE SURFACE AND I BRING HIM TO THE STEP AREA WHERE THE WATER IS ONLY 2 FEET DEEP. PEOPLE ARE FRANTIC WITH SCREAMING WHILE I HEAR SOMEONE YELL OUT , " CALL 9 1 1 !! STAN FELL INTO THE POOL AGAIN !! ".  I GUESS THIS WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME.  I GENTLY PAT HIM ON HIS BACK AND HE STARTS COUGHING.  HE SITS ON THE EDGE FACING AWAY FROM THE POOL. HE WAS COMPLETELY EMBARRASSED.  I SAY TO HIM , " ARE YOU OKAY SIR ? "  HE DOESN'T TURN TO ME AND SAYS , " THIS HAS TO STOP HAPPENING TO ME. "

   CONTINUED - I HEAR FROM BEHIND ME , " OH MY GOD CHRIS !! "  I TURN AND IT WAS BROOKE SHIELDS.  SHE SAYS , " I WENT TO THE BATHROOM FOR JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES.  WHAT'S GOING ON ??!! " I REPLY , " STAN DID A IRONMAN INTO THE POOL AND FORGOT TO TAKE OFF HIS METAL OUTFIT AND WENT STRAIGHT TO THE BOTTOM. " STAN BARELY TURNS TO ME AND RESPONDS , " THERE'S ALWAYS ONE SMART ASS. THANKS FOR SAVING ME HERO BOY."  MR. LEE GETS HELP AND BROOKE AND I LEAVE THE PARTY. SHE TAKES A LARGE TOWEL WITH HER WHICH I THOUGHT WAS STRANGE.  WE WALK THROUGH THE CENTER CITY PARK AGAIN AND SHE STOPS. SHE LAYS THE LARGE TOWEL DOWN AND SAYS , " WILL YOU LAY IN THE SUN WITH ME ?.........SUPER HERO. "  YOU DON'T HAVE TO ASK ME TWICE AND WE BOTH LAY DOWN.  SHE SPINS TO FACE ME AND IS JUST SMITTEN BY MY ACTIONS OF SAVING STAN LEE IN THE POOL. SHE SAYS , " WELL , BECAUSE OF YOU I AM DEFINITELY GETTING THE SUPER HERO PART IN HIS NEXT FILM. I GUESS I NEED TO THANK YOU. "  SHE REACHES TO MY PANTS AND UNBUCKLES MY BELT AND UNDOES MY TOP BUTTON. SHE REACHES DOWN AND I AM THINKING , " OH YEAH....BLUE LAGOON HERE I COME. "  AND BEGINS MASSAGING MY GROIN AREA FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS. THAN , OUT OF NO WHERE A FLEET OF JOGGERS ENTER THE PARK. THERE HAD TO BE 100'S OF RUNNERS. I SAY TO BROOKE , " WHAT THE HECK ? ARE WE IN THE PATH OF A MARATHON OR SOMETHING ? "  BROOKE PULLS HER HAND OUT OF MY PANTS.......................dream ends.

    MONDAY         3 - 19 - 18

   IT'S ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING.

   PAIN , NO SLEEP , KID OFF TO SCHOOL........BROKEN RECORD.

   I GIVE WHEELS A RIDE TO VILLANOVA CHURCH TO A VIEWING. I THOUGHT IT WAS FOR A WORK FRIEND'S FAMILY MEMBER. I DROP HER OFF AND HEAD HOME.  BY THE TIME I PUT THE TRASHCANS AT THE CURB AND PICKED UP A LARGE GREEN ALIEN THROW-UP FROM MY DOG MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF. OH , THE DOG ATE SOMETHING GREEN ALONG WITH RAIDING OUR BATHROOM TRASHCANS OF TAMPONS......ON THE FIRST & 2ND FLOOR!!  YEP , FORGOT TO LOCK THE DOORS FROM OLD NELLIE.  THE DOG WAS OUTSIDE WHEN THIS ABOMINATION CAME OUT HER MOUTH. IT WAS LIKE A GREEN SAUSAGE GROUNDED FRESHLY THOUGHT THE GRADER............WRAPPED IN CLEAR SKIN.  WHAT THE HELL DOG ?

  ANYWAY , I RETURN TO VILLANOVA TO GET WHEELS. I FOUND OUT HER WORKERS FAMILY VIEWING IS ANOTHER DAY AND THIS VIEWING WAS A FRIEND OF OUR KIDS AND OURS. I HAD TO DO THE RIGHT THING.  I SHOWERED , SHAVED , AND PUT ON A SUIT. I HEAD TO VILLANOVA AND FIND OUT THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT ON THE WHOLE CAMPUS. IN THE CHURCH I PAY MY RESPECTS TO MY KID'S FRIENDS AND THEIR PARENTS.

  I'LL TELL YOU , THAT BRIEF WALK ON VILLANOVA'S CAMPUS.......JESUS. EVERY GIRL WAS BLONDE AND WEARING TIGHT BLACK SPANDEX PAINTS. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IS THE WHOLE CAMPUS PIECES OF ASS ??!! SO GOING TO " KELLYS " NEXT NOVA GAME.

  BACK HOME FROM VILLANOVA I TRY TO TAKE IT EASY AND COAX MY COCK DOWN TO HALF HARD-ON. AFTER DOING SOME ODD JOBS I LAY DOWN BECAUSE MY SHOULDER IS HURTING. THE DOG JUMPS ON THE BED.......ANNNNNNNNND SO MUCH FOR NAPPING.

  YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND WE SNUGGLE. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF THE DAY. THE PUP JOINS IN TOO. LATER WHEELS COMES IN THE ROOM AND ALL OF US TALK ABOUT THE DAY AND HOW MUCH I AM A NUDGE.

  A NICE DINNER AND I WATCH A " NIKITA " WITH WHEELS. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   OFF TO THE NAIL AND WHEN PULLING IN THE NEWLY PAVED BACK LOT I THOUGHT , " THERE ARE SOME MORE GOODS WITH THE NEW PAVEMENT.  THE DUMPSTER MOVED GIVES US MORE ROOM AND I DO NOT HAVE TO WEED OR CUT THE GRASS BACK HERE ANYMORE. "

   IN THE NAIL I BEGIN " CLEANING MODE ". I FULLY LOAD THE DISHWASHER AND BEGIN WINDEXING GLASS AND MIRRORS BEHIND THE BAR.

   I WATCH THE 76ERS COME BACK AND WIN AGAIN.  I ALSO SPEND A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME EMAILING MY BROTHER AND A FRIEND ON A SIDE JOB IN WHICH THEY MAY HELP.

   ROLL OUT AND HEAD HOME WITH BEER. THE ONE GOOD THING ( OR BAD ) IS WE ALWAYS HAVE BEER ( AND BOOZE ) WITH THE NAIL. IT IS THE ENDLESS ALCOHOL REFRIGERATOR.

   ON A SAD NOTE A LOCAL SAINT JOES TEENAGER WAS FOUND DEAD IN BERMUDA. WE HAVE BEEN TO THE ISLAND MANY TIMES AND THIS IS A TRAGEDY. HIS RUGBY TEAM WAS VISITING AND PLAYING ON THE ISLAND IN A TOURNAMENT. HE LEFT A RESTAURANT / BAR AROUND MIDNIGHT AND THE NEXT DAY THEY FOUND HIS BODY. I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE THE PAIN OF THE FAMILY.

  A NIGHTCAP WITH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". AGAIN IT WAS GOOD.

  THE 4TH NOR'EASTER IS COMING AGAIN. THE FIRST 2 CRUSHED THE NAIL NIGHTS BECAUSE ON WEEKENDS.  THE LAST 2 WILL NOT BECAUSE TO ME ( AS OWNER OF A BAR ) IT WILL BE THE " PERFECT STORM "...........ARRIVE LATE TUESDAY AND END LATE WEDNESDAY. POOL LEAGUE SHOULD BE DONE AND WEDNESDAY WE DO NOT HAVE DICK GOING ON HERE.

   2 BROTHERS AND A COUSIN CALLED ME ALL WITHIN 2 HOURS. WHEELS HEARS ME CURSING AND YELLING JOKES AND SAYS , " LET ME GUESS , " BROTHER OR COUSIN ON THE PHONE. "  MAN HAS SHE CHANGED FROM THE NICE INNOCENT BRYN MAWR GIRL I MET 33 YEARS AGO.

  SOME PEOPLE GOT MAD AT ME IN SAYING I MISLEAD THEM ON MY FACEBOOK POST ABOUT SAVING STAN LEE AND HAVING BROOKE SHIELD'S HAND DOWN MY PANTS. TO MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEIR LIVES I DELETED THE POST BUT WILL LEAVE THE STORY HERE ON THIS SITE.  PEOPLE REALLY THOUGHT I SAVED STAN LEE'S LIFE IN CENTER CITY AND LAID ON THE GROUND WITH BROOKE SHIELDS WHILE SHE GRABBED MY JOHNSON AS 100'S OF JOGGERS RAN BY.  REALLY ??

    TUESDAY       3 - 20 - 18

   WELP , NOR'EASTER NUMBER 4 IS COMING. THE GOOD THING IT IS ON A WEDNESDAY. THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE FOR NOT BEING A TOTAL DICK.

   TRYING TO FIGHT A SPEEDING TICKET IS LIKE TRYING TO TAKE PEANUT BUTTER OUT OF A SHAG CARPET.  JESUS , IT IS SO DAMN DIFFICULT.

   UP EARLY AND GET MY KID OFF TO SCHOOL.  I START MY DAY WITH THE NORMAL STUFF.

   ORDERED " BOMB " CUPS. THESE ARE PLASTIC CUPS WITH A SHOT GLASS IN THE MIDDLE FOR DOING DRINKS LIKE CAR BOMBS AND IRISH BOMBS. THE DUE AND TRACKING DATE WAS 7 DAYS AGO. THE COMPANY SAID THEY WILL DEFINITELY CALL ME TODAY. GEE.......NEVER CALLED. I CALL THEM AND I HAVE TO RE-ORDER WITH NO PENALTIES. I SUGGESTED THEY " OVER NIGHT " IT TO ME FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.......I SAID I HAD A BIG PARTY ON FRIDAY AND NOW THE CUPS WON'T BE HERE.  KINDA A SLIGHT TRUTH / LIE.  THE NEXT DAY THEY ARRIVED.  NOW WAS THIS THE OLD ORDER OR WAS IT THE NEW ONE DELIVERED IN ONE DAY ?  ONLY REASON I ASK IS I THINK MY OLD ORDER WAS SENT TO ANOTHER HOUSE.  A YOUNG GUY PLACED IT ON MY DOOR STEP AND KNOCKED ON OUR DOOR. I BROUGHT THE PACKAGE INSIDE AND QUICKLY WENT BACK OUTSIDE AND I SAW NO DELIVERY TRUCK.

  SPEAKING OF PACKAGES.  THE DICK HEAD GUY BLOWING PEOPLE UP LIKE THE UNABOMBER IN TEXAS WAS KILLED. AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE BLEW HIMSELF UP WHILE TRYING TO MAKE ANOTHER BOMB WHICH WOULD OF BEEN AWESOME BUT THE AUTHORITIES FOUND AND SURROUNDED HIM AND THAT'S WHEN THE FUCKING LOWLIFE MOTHER FUCKER BLEW HIMSELF UP.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND BARTEND. I CONTINUED TO USE THE DISHWASHER FOR ALL GLASSWARE AND PIZZA PANS. THIS PORTABLE DISHWASHER DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB. THE ONLY SET BACK IS IT TAKES ABOUT 2 HOURS FROM START TO FINISH.  WHILE THE DISHWASHER WAS RUNNING I REMOVED ALL LIQUOR AND BEER BOTTLES AND WINDEXED ALL MIRRORS AND GLASS SHELVES BEHIND THE BAR.

  THE WEATHER HAD ABSOLUTELY NO AFFECT ON DRIVING TONIGHT.  THOUGH THE NEWS BLEW IT WAY OUT OF PROPORTION.  IN FACT , THERE WAS NO RAIN OR SNOW AFTER 8PM. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED WAS 1/2 THE POOL PLAYERS STAYED HOME BECAUSE OF THE PREDICTED SNOW. I STILL HAD A GOOD TIME.

   FLYERS MAKE A GOOD COME BACK ONLY TO LOSE IN A SHOOT-OUT.........GEE LOSING IN A SHOOT-OUT. NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE.  THE FLYERS DROPPED FROM FIRST PLACE TO A WILD CARD NOW. WITH 8 GAMES LEFT THEY ARE DEFINITELY NOT GUARANTEED A SPOT.

   ROLL HOME AND WIND DOWN WITH SOME WINE , CHEESE , AND PRETZELS.  I WANTED TO WATCH A  " NIKITA " BUT FELT STARTING A SHOW AT 1AM IS TOO LATE. I ENDED UP WATCHING A MOVIE CALLED " SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD ". I HAVE SEEN THIS MOVIE ABOUT 20 TIMES AND IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD WITH ONE LINERS.

    TAKE MY 3 NEPHEWS TO GET ICE CREAM. WE HAVE TO WALK 4 BLOCKS AND I TELL EVERYONE " WE MUST STAY TOGETHER. " NOT 3 SECONDS AFTER GETTING OUT THE FRONT DOOR ONE OF THE KIDS TAKES OFF FOR THE ICE CREAM SHOP. I AM TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH 2 KIDS IN TOW BUT THE ONE IS JUST WAY TOO FAST.  THE CROWD ON THE SIDE WALKS START TO GET CONGESTED AND AFTER 1 MINUTE I LOSE SIGHT OF THE KID WHO RAN AHEAD.  I TOTALLY GO INTO PANIC MODE............dream ends.

   WEDNESDAY         3 - 21 - 18

   THERE'S ALWAYS A PLAN " B " , BUT I PREFER PLAN " A ".

    WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME , YOUNGEST IS OFF , AND THE NAIL IS CLOSED.  SO , WHAT THE HECK DO I DO ?..................I COOK.

   TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY ALL DAY BECAUSE THE NIGHT COULD BE LONG.  THE SNOW CAME AND IT DID DROP EVERY BIT OF 12 INCHES.  WE HAD TO WAIT UNTIL LATE NIGHT TO SHOVEL AND THAT'S WHERE MY PROBLEM STARTED.

    IN THE MEAN TIME , I MAKE HOME MADE PANCAKES. THIS IS SOMETHING MY DAD TAUGHT ME AS A KID. I LIKE MAKING PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH.  I MADE 2 KINDS.......BUTTER AND BLUE BERRY. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

   CLEANED AND CONSOLIDATED 2 KITCHEN CABINETS. THE RULE IS ( FROM MY MOM ) , " IF YOU HAVEN'T USED IT  IN ONE YEAR , GET RID OF IT. "  WELL , WE STORED MANY ITEMS IN THE BASEMENT.  SO MANY EXTRA PANS , WATER BOTTLES , AND CONTAINERS.

  WHILE WHEELS WORKS I WATCHED A " NIKITA ".  IT WAS VERY GOOD AGAIN.

   BY 3PM I AM CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO HEAD OUTSIDE BUT IT IS TOO EARLY.  I DECIDE TO MAKE MEATBALLS AND ZITI. I THOUGHT THEY CAME OUT VERY GOOD BUT DEFINITELY NEED MORE SAUCE. I TOLD WHEELS THIS HOUSE SHOULD HAVE 10 CONTAINERS OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE AT ALL TIMES. WE HAD HALF OF ONE BOTTLE.

  I DID POST BOTH MEALS ON FACEBOOK WHICH IS KINDA BORING BUT ALOT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY DID COMMENT ON THE MEALS.

   WATCH ACTION NEWS PRETTY MUCH ALL DAY. THEY HIT THE FORECAST ON THE MONEY THIS TIME.

   YOUNGEST GOES SLEDDING AROUND 6PM.

   BY 7:30PM WE DECIDE TO HEAD OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP.  MY NEW BOOTS WERE VERY GOOD. WHEELS ORDERED THEM FOR ME AFTER SEEING MY OLD BOOTS WERE 25 YEARS OLD AND THE FRONT OF ONE BOOT FLAPS OPEN. SO MANY YEARS OF COLD FEET. OUR YOUNGEST COMES HOME FROM SLEDDING AND HELPS US.

   THE " NEW " SNOW BLOWER WORKED AWESOME THE FIRST 3 SNOW STORMS BUT SOMETHING CONCERNED ME.  WHEN THE MACHINE IS OFF YOU COULD NOT ROLL IT. THE WHEELS WOULD LOCK UP. I JUST FIGURED IT WAS A SAFETY MECHANISM OR SOMETHING BUT I WAS DEFINITELY WRONG. THIS WOULD EVENTUALLY BE A PROBLEM.  I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR OR MORE AND THE MACHINE IS WORKING GOOD UNTIL THE LAST 15 MINUTES. THE WHEELS ARE SEIZING AND COMPLETELY LOCKING. I PUT IT IN " REVERSE " AND THAN" FORWARD " TO RELEASE IT.  THIS WORKED ABOUT 20 TIMES UNTIL THE MACHINE WOULD NOT MOVE ANYMORE. THIS IS NOT GOOD.  I WAS SMART ENOUGH TO MOVE THE MACHINE CLOSE TO THE GARAGE.

   I GO INSIDE TO " GOOGLE " AND " YOU TUBE " THE PROBLEM.  I ALSO TEXT MY NEIGHBORS AND RENTERS THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET TO THEM TONIGHT.  I SPEND ABOUT 20 MINUTES WATCHING VIDEOS TO FIX " LOCKING WHEELS ".  IT IS 9PM AND JUST TOO DAMN LATE TO GO BACK OUTSIDE.

   A NEIGHBOR CALLS ME AND HAS A SNOWPLOW AT HER BROTHER-IN-LAW'S HOUSE WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO US.  THIS WILL BE PLAN " B " IF I CAN NOT FIX MY MACHINE TOMORROW.  SHE ASKS ME IF I CAN MOVE THE MACHINE IN A VEHICLE. I SAY NO PROBLEM I DO IT ALL THE TIME WITH BOARDS UNTIL I REALIZE I HAVE THE " DIG DUG " ARCADE MACHINE IN MY VAN.......CRAP.   THAT WILL BE PROJECT 2..........MOVE DIG DUG TO GARAGE.

    WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN WITH SOME LIBATIONS FOR THE NIGHT. MAN , BEER AND BRANDY TASTES SO DAMN GOOD AFTER SHOVELING SNOW.  WE WATCH 2 " JESSICA JONES " WHICH ARE EXCELLENT.  THIS IS AN EXTREMELY POPULAR SHOW.

  76ERS CRUSH MEMPHIS TO KEEP THEIR WIN STREAK GOING.

   WELP , IT'S 4AM AND I WILL TRY TO GO BACK TO BED SINCE THEIR IS NO SUN LIGHT YET TO WORK ON THE SNOW BLOWER.  MAN I HOPE I CAN FIX THIS THING.  OH , MY SHOULDER IS STILL HURTING.

   I FELL ASLEEP UNTIL 7:15AM. MY NEIGHBOR ALREADY TEXTED ME ABOUT PLAN " B ".

    DRIVE TO STORE TO GET SUPPLIES AND2 YOUNG GIRLS ARE HITCH HIKING.  THEY GET IN AND BOTH OF THEM ARE SMOKING HOT,  I ASK WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND THEY SAY , " WE'RE YOUR GOING. " I ARRIVE AT THE STORE AND PARK IN THE LOT.  ONE GIRL GRABS A TARP IN THE BACK AND PUTS IT OVER ALL ARE HEADS LIKE A TENT. THE OTHER GIRL SAYS , " NOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FUN.  THE UNBUCKLE MY PANTS AND PROCEED TO DOUBLE TEAM ME.  I WILL NOT GET INTO THE DETAILS BUT IT WAS VERY ENJOYABLE...............dream ends.

   THURSDAY       3 - 22 - 18

   OK.......NO HEAVY LIFTING FOR ONE WEEK. YEAH RIGHT.  LOOKS LIKE I WILL START A NEW WEEK TOMORROW BECAUSE TODAY I BROKE THE RULE.

   MY MAIN FOCUS WAS FIXING MY SNOW BLOWER IN THE DAY LIGHT.  LAST NIGHT THE MACHINE'S WHEELS KEPT LOCKING UP......SAME THING WHEELS DOES WITH HER LEGS WHEN I AM DRUNK AND I WANT SOME. I GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND I HEAD RIGHT FOR THE GARAGE. AFTER WATCHING SOME YOUTUBE VIDEOS I GRABBED 2 THINGS FROM MY HARDWARE BASEMENT STORE...........RATCHET SET AND LUBE.  TECHNICALLY THE LUBE WAS IN MY BEDROOM BUT THAT IS ANOTHER STORY.

   FLIP THE MACHINE UP AND REMOVE A BOTTOM PLATE. INSIDE THE GEAR BOX I FIND A HOME.   APPARENTLY A LARGE CRITTER WAS LIVING IN THIS PERFECT PROTECTED BOX FOR SOME TIME.  I REMOVED ALL THE BEDDING , CLEANED IT UP , AND LUBED THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE GEARS AND AXELS. I WAS HOPING THIS QUICK FIX WOULD GET ME THROUGH THIS FINAL SNOW STORM.  THE WHEELS WERE LOCKING UP AND I WAS PRETTY CONFIDENT THIS WAS THE PROBLEM.

   I START THE ENGINE AND THE MACHINE ROLLS NICELY.  I KNOW THIS IS A QUICK FIX SO I IMMEDIATELY PLOWED THE REST OF OUR DRIVEWAY AND 2 NEIGHBORS DRIVEWAYS.

   HERE'S WHERE THE HEAVY LIFTING COMES INTO PLAY.  MY NEIGHBOR DECIDED NOT TO PLOW THE BACK LOT AT THE NAIL SO I HAD TO DO IT........BEEN DOING IT FOR 21 YEARS SO I DID NOT MIND. THE PROBLEM IS I HAD A LARGE ARCADE MACHINE IN THE VAN.  MY CHEST AND SHOULDER ARE STILL HURTING BUT I MADE IT WORSE SLIDING THE MACHINE OUT. I MOVED IT OUT SO NOW IT IS LEANING ON THE GROUND WITH PART OF IT IN THE VAN. I COULD NOT MOVE IT ANYMORE SO I PUT THE VAN IN GEAR A MOVED IT UP TO MAKE THE MACHINE SLIDE OUT OF THE BACK HATCH ON ITS OWN. IF I DRIVE TOO FAR THE MACHINE SMASHES TO THE GROUND. I SLOWLY MOVE THE VAN WHILE WATCHING IT IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR.  PLACING THE VAN IN PARK I CRAWL INSIDE THE VAN AND DEAD LIFT THE ARCADE MACHINE TO AN UPRIGHT POSITION. THIS WAS NOT FUN.  I ROCKED IT INTO THE GARAGE , COVERED IT WITH A TARP , AND CLOSED THE DOOR.

   NEXT , LOAD THE SNOW BLOWER IN THE VAN. USING 2 PLANKS I START THE MACHINE AND ROLL IT RIGHT UP AND IN. I PLACE A TARP , GAS CAN , AND 2 PLANKS INTO THE VAN.

   BACK INSIDE I CHECK SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO SEE IF MY NEIGHBOR HAS PLOWED THE BACK LOT AND MY FRONT DOOR AREA AGAIN..........NOPE.  I TAKE A 2 HOUR BREAK TO GIVE MY SHOULDER & CHEST A BREAK. I MAKE SOME BREAKFAST , DO SOME EMAILS , AND MAKE A COUPLE OF PHONE CALLS.

   I HEAR THE DOOR KNOCK AND I SEE A U.P.S. DELIVERY GUY WALKING AWAY. 2 DAYS AGO I RECEIVED AN OLD ORDER OF " BOMB " CUPS. I COMPLAINED TO THE COMPANY AND HAD TO RE-ORDER. WELL , THE OLD ORDER ARRIVED AND NOW THE 2ND NEW ORDER CAME TODAY. I GOT A NICE 2 FOR 1 DEAL. I TEXTED WHEELS , " MORNING STARTING OFF NICE.....SNOW BLOWER WORKING AND FREE 2ND BOMB CUPS ARRIVED. "

  I GET A PHONE CALL FROM MY PARENTS. THEIR NEIGHBOR ACROSS THE STREET DID NOT PLOW THEIR SIDEWALKS OR DRIVEWAY. I WAS HURTING AND TOLD THEM I WOULD CONTACT THEM BY 12 NOON.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I ARRIVE AND RE-SET MY DISHWASHER TO CLEAN PIZZA PANS FOR THE 3RD TIME.  IT IS AMAZING HOW GREASE STICKS ON THEM. I HEAD OUTSIDE AND UNLOAD THE SNOW BLOWER. IT STARTS RIGHT UP AND IT GLIDES ALONG THE NEW PAVED LOT EASILY.  I WAS THINKING AT LEAST I DO NOT HAVE TO USE A LAWN MOWER OR WEED WHACKER BACK HERE ANYMORE PLUS THE MACHINE DOES NOT THROW STONES LIKE IT DID IN THE PAST. I PLOW OUR BACK LOT AND THAN HEAD TOWARDS THE SEPTA LOTS. FROM THERE I GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO OUR FRONT DOOR AND PAST TO OUR NEIGHBORS SIDE.  YEP , I DO EVERYONE'S SIDEWALK AND I AM THINKING " THIS IS WHAT NEIGHBORS DO. " THE SNOW IS MAJORLY MIXED WITH SLUSH AND MY OLD SNOW BLOWER WOULD OF NEVER BEEN ABLE TO HANDLE THIS. IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM. I FINISH AND LOAD UP THE MACHINE BACK IN THE VAN. THE WHEELS DID LOCK UP SEVERAL TIMES BUT NOT ENOUGH TO NOT FINISH.

  OH, JUST ONE MORE THING. THE GAS CAN FLIPPED OVER AND LEAKED GAS ONTO MY FLOOR PADS. YOU WOULD THINK I LEARN. I LAID THE PADS OUT IN THE SUN BOTH HERE AND AT HOME. I WILL NEVER EVER IMPROPERLY LOAD A GAS CAN IN A VEHICLE AGAIN. THIS TIME IT WAS ONLY A CUP OR TWO. LAST TIME IN OUR JEEP 3 GALLONS LEAKED OUT AND OUR JEEP REEKED FOR ONE YEAR AFTER CLEANING IT OUT 10 TIMES.

   OFF TO MY PARENTS TO PLOW THEIR DRIVEWAY AND WALKWAYS ALONG WITH 2 NEIGHBORS. I BROOMED OFF THEIR VEHICLES UNTIL MY MOM CAME OUT AND STOPPED ME. I WAS HURTING AND WOULD LET MY BROTHER FINISH THE REST. WE HAVE A NICE LUNCH OF GRILLED CHEESES AND " PAHHHST & BEANS " (THAT'S HOW ITALIANS PRONOUNCE IT )

   I ROLL OUT BUT STOP AT THE NAIL AGAIN TO CHECK ON THE DISHWASHER AND SHOVEL AREAS THE SNOW PLOW COULDN'T GET.  THE DISHWASHER DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB ON ALL THE GLASSWARE.

   BACK HOME I UNLOAD THE BLOWER , SET THE GAS SMELLING FLOOR MATS IN THE SUN , AND CHECK THE DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE. I LET THE PUP OUT WHILE I WAS DOING ALL THIS.

   I TAKE A SHOWER , TAKE 2 ALEVE PILLS , AND TRY TO NAP. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 5AM AND IT IS NOW 2PM.

  I HEAR MY YOUNGEST COME IN AND WE TALK , SNUGGLE , AND PRACTICE FOR A SPANISH TEST TOGETHER.

  A NICE LEFTOVER DINNER WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST AND I RETURN TO THE NAIL FOR THE 3RD TIME TODAY.

  A NICE LITTLE CROWD OF FAMILY WHO I GOT TO MEET AND TALK TO.  I TALKED KIDS WITH SEVERAL YOUNG PARENTS HERE AND ANOTHER GUY ABOUT LOSING PEOPLE TO TRAGEDIES. I WAS HEART BROKEN TO FIND OUT AN OPEN MIC HOST LOST HIS BROTHER WHILE HIKING AND THE GUY TELLING ME THE STORY LOST HIS BROTHER DUE TO A DROWNING.  LIFE IS SHORT MY FRIENDS SO TRY NOT TO BE AN ASSHOLE TO PEOPLE.......ESPECIALLY YOUR FAMILY. I ENJOYED BONDING WITH ALL THE PEOPLE TONIGHT.

  A MUSICIAN PERFORMING ON OPEN MIC SAID , " OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA THE NAIL IS THE BEST VENUE FOR MUSIC. "  IT IS LITTLE THINGS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL A LITTLE BIT BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF AND THE BAR YOU SO LOVE.

  FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN TO KEEP PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE. SIXERS DO THE SAME AND NCAA CINDERELLA SWEET HEART LOYOLA CHICAGO WINS AGAIN WITH AN UPSET TO ENTER THE " ELITE 8 ". MAN THAT 98 YEAR NUN IS BRINGING THEM SOME LUCK. IN THEIR 3 TOURNEY WINS THEY HAVE WON BY A TOTAL OF 4 POINTS.

  I SEARCHED STUB HUB FOR FLYERS AND 76ERS TICKETS. I FEEL WHEELS AND I NEED TO GO TO ONE GAME AT LEAST.

   BY 2AM I AM ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED. MUSIC PLAYED RIGHT UP TO 2AM. BUT THE TIME THEY WERE FINISHED I WAS DONE MY CLOSING PROCEDURES AND READY TO  HEAD HOME.

   AT HOME AT 2:15AM I SHOULD OF WENT TO BED. BUT.........CRACKERS , CHEESE , AND HUMMUS WAS ON THE LATE NIGHT MENU. I HAD NO ALCOHOL.  BY 3AM I WAS IN BED. BY 3:30AM I WAS ASLEEP. BY 6:15AM MY YOUNGEST TOUCHED MY ARM AND SAID , " DAD , TIME TO GET UP. "  AND THE WHOLE PROCESS STARTS AGAIN.

    FRIDAY        3 - 23 - 18

   RELENTLESS ACTION !!!......VILLANOVA DOES NOT GET MUCH RESPECT AT ALL NATIONALLY. THIS TEAM HAS NOT LOST 2 GAMES IN A ROW IN OVER 5 YEARS.........OH AND ADD SOME CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THERE TOO.  TONIGHT'S GAME AGAINST WEST VIRGINIA WAS SO RIVETING YOU WERE ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ALL GAME.  WEST VIRGINIA'S RELENTLESS DEFENSE IS MIND BLOWING. HOW THIS TEAM EVER LOST A GAME IS NOT EVEN PLAUSIBLE.  THIS IS CUTTING EDGE STUFF HERE.......KINDA REMINDED ME OF CHIP KELLY WHERE YOUR FOOT IS ON THE GAS PEDAL THE WHOLE GAME. THE BEST QUOTE WITH THIS 100% FULL PRESS DEFENSE , " ONCE VILLANOVA GETS OFF THE BUS WEST VIRGINIA WILL BE GUARDING THEM".  AT HALFTIME , 'NOVA HAD A 2 POINT LEAD. A TV ANALYST ASKED JAY WRIGHT , " HOW ARE YOU GOING TO AVOID THE TURNOVERS FROM THE 1ST HALF ? " HIS RESPONSE , " I DON'T KNOW. " I KINDA WISH HE WOULD OF GIVEN A POSITIVE INSTANT ANSWER ESPECIALLY FROM A GUY WHO HAS BEEN COACH OF THE YEAR INSTEAD OF " I DON'T KNOW".  BUT , THE CATS RELIED ON A SENIOR AND A BIG MAN TO LIFT THE TEAM FROM A 6 POINT 2ND HALF DEFICIT TO A 22 - 6 RUN TO WIN THE GAME AND MOVE ON TO THE " ELITE 8. " THAT IS PRETTY COOL.  OH , EVEN WITH A 10 POINT LEAD AND 55 SECONDS LEFT I STILL FELT UNCOMFORTABLE.....THAT'S HOW AGGRESSIVE THIS W.V. TEAM WAS. THEY CAUSED 17 TURNOVERS.

   MY MORNING STARTS WITH PREPPING OUR KID FOR A VACATION WITH FRIENDS AND WHEELS HEADING OUT OF STATE FOR WORK. YEP , FOR ONE WEEK I WILL BE BY MYSELF WITH THE PUP. I WILL ENJOY THE FIRST DAY OR SO BUT NOT LIKE THERE AFTER.

  ON THIS DAY , 31 YEARS AGO ,  I PROPOSED TO WHEELS IN FRONT OF 17,007 PEOPLE AT THE SPECTRUM DURING A 76ERS GAME. DOCTOR J GOT HIS 30,000TH POINT , I GOT WHEELS , AND THE FANS BOOED ME. MAN THAT WAS FUN.

   SNOW MELTING FAST AND NEXT WEEK I HEAR IT WILL HIT 60 DEGREES. THAT WOULD BE NICE SINCE THIS WAS THE 2ND MOST SNOWIEST WINTER SEASON EVER...........MAN DID IT HURT THE NAIL BUSINESS AND ALL BARS WITH MUSIC.  THOUGH I DID HEAR ANOTHER SNOW STORM COULD BE ON ITS WAY. IF WE GET 2 1/2 INCHES MORE ( LIKE I GIVE WHEELS ) WE WILL SET THE RECORD FOR MOST SNOW IN ONE SEASON.

   IT WAS VERY LITTLE IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF LIFE BUT IT GAVE ME SOME SATISFACTION.  LOSING THE WHOLE TIME IN AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME I TAKE THE LEAD ON THE VERY LAST MOVE AND WIN. MAN, THAT DUDE HAD TO BE PISSED.........A LITTLE.

  WATCHED THE EAGLES PARADE FOR THE 15TH TIME.  I MADE MY YOUNGEST SIT WITH ME. WHEELS WATCHED TOO.  JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT. SO DON'T LIKE NFL NETWORK TAKING AWAY PRIVILEGES TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL REPLAY.......MONEY GRUBBERS.

   CHEST AND SHOULDER STILL HURTING ESPECIALLY AFTER MOVING ARCADE GAME AGAIN AND PLOWING. I WILL GIVE IT TO FRIDAY.

   THE YOUNG STUDENT / RUGBY PLAYER FROM ST. JOES THAT DIED IN BERMUDA WAS SUCH A DAMN SHAME. IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY AND HE FELL DOWN A HILL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A SHOW. A BAND GOING ON AT 9PM ARRIVED AT 5:30PM........FROM DELAWARE. THIS KINDA MADE ME AGITATED BECAUSE I SENT 2 EMAILS SAYING " LOAD-IN " IS ONE HOUR BEFORE YOU GO ON. THE DAD WHO DROVE THE BAND WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER EITHER. HE COULD OF SO MISSED TRAFFIC IF HE LEFT LATER LIKE I EMAILED.

  YOUNGEST ASKS ME TO STOP AT MCDONALDS TO GET SOME FRENCH FRIES FOR HER. I TEXT BACK , " YEAH , THAT'S NOT HAPPENING. " 

   FINISHING LOADING 1ST BAND AND ROLL OUT. I STOP AT MCDONALDS TO PICK UP FRENCH FRIES FOR MY KID.

   BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH THE SUPER EXCITING VILLANOVA GAME............MAN THE OPPONENT WAS RELENTLESS.  HOW THE HELL DID THIS TEAM LOSE 10 GAMES DURING THE SEASON ?

   CUTE LITTLE STORY - I ALWAYS BUST ON MY YOUNGEST TO LET ME HELP HER STUDY SPANISH. I WANT TO LEARN AND IT WILL HELP HER. THE LAST TEST WITHOUT MY HELP THE KID GOT A MERE 96.  I JOKED AND SAID , " IF I HELPED YOU STUDY YOU WOULD OF GOT A 98. " THE KID CALLS ME A NUDGE.  ANYWAY , THE LAST 3 DAYS I HAVE BEEN HELPING HER STUDY FOR A SPANISH TEST THIS WEEK. THE SNOW STORM PROLONGED IT TO FRIDAY. SHE GOT THE RESULTS BACK. HER SCORE ?.........105. YEP , I TOLD HER , " SEE , WITH MY HELP YOU GET OVER A 100. " THE KID CALLS ME A NUDGE.  ACTUALLY KINDA COOL HOW SHE GOT THE EXTRA 5 POINTS. THERE WERE 2 WORDS THAT THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO STUDY BUT THE TEACHER DID NOT PUT THEM ON THE TEST SO MY KID PENCILED THEM IN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEST PAPER AND ALSO WROTE , " EXTRA CREDIT ? ". THE TEACHER WAS AMUSED AND GAVE THE KID 5 POINTS TO CREATE THE 105.

   WHEELS , MYSELF , OUR YOUNGEST , AND THE PUP WATCH A " JESSICA JONES. " IT WAS GOOD. 

 OFF TO BED BY 11PM. I TRIED WATCHING TV TO WIND DOWN THE NIGHT BUT WAS TOO DAMN TIRED FROM THE DAY BEFORE ( SEE THURSDAY'S BLOG ) WITH NO SLEEP AND AN 18 HOUR DAY.  I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 4AM. ONLY WOKE UP FOR 5 MINUTES AND FELL BACK ASLEEP UNTIL 6AM. THAT IS GOOD I GUESS. I WONDER WHAT IT IS LIKE TO SLEEP 8 STRAIGHT HOURS ?

   LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW IS THIS SUNDAY AT 6PM.

    SATURDAY      3 - 24 - 18

   IT'S TOUGH TO LET THE LITTLE BIRDS LEAVE THE NEST OR IN THIS CASE......A LITTLE DUCK.

   LET THE RUNNING AND PARTYING BEGIN.

   WHEELS AND I SPEND THE MORNING TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A STUPID BRAND NEW PRINTER WE GOT. THESE MACHINES ARE IN MY TOP 10 OF HATRED.....WORST EVER.  WE BOUGHT 4 SKI LIFT TICKETS FOR OUR YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS BUT COULD NOT PRINT THEM OUT OR PRINT A WAIVER. SO , WE TOOK A PICTURE OF IT.

   RUNNIN'.....................HEAD TO RESTAURANT DEPOT WITH MY HEADSET & IPOD. MR. JOHNNY CASH WALKED ME THROUGH THE ENTIRE STORE. I ALSO SPENT ENOUGH TO BUY A SUPER BOWL TICKET.

   RUNNIN'................STOP AT A SIDE JOB TO MEET MY BROTHER. HE GAVE SOME INSIGHT ON THIS JOB. IT WAS NICE OF HIM TO STOP BY SINCE HE WAS IN THE AREA.

   RUNNIN'................STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD FOOD AND PRODUCT WHILE ALSO SETTING UP FOR TONIGHT.  WE ADDED 3 ITEMS TO OUR MENU.  MACARONI & CHEESE WEDGES , STEAK CUT FRENCH FRIES , AND 8" NEW YORK STYLE DEEP DISH PIZZA.

   RUNNIN'.........BACK HOME MY KIDS HELP ME UNLOAD PRODUCT AND FOOD. 

   WE LOAD THE VEHICLE UP FOR MY YOUNGEST AND OUR ELDEST DRIVES HER TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE.

    I HEAD UPSTAIRS TO MY OFFICE AND BEGIN MAKING AND PRINTING NEW UPDATED MENU'S. OF COURSE , OUR 2ND PRINTER IS GIVING ME PROBLEMS.  DID I SAY HOW MUCH I HATE PRINTERS.

   WATCH SOME NEWS FOOTAGE ON THE " MARCH FOR LIVES " IN WASHINGTON AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. IT WAS VERY INSPIRING. I EVEN TEXTED MY YOUNGEST TO TURN ON A NEWS STATION TO WATCH.

   WATCH THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF " NIKITA ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   LUNCH WITH MY ZITI AND MEATBALLS. WE NOW HAVE EXTRA SPAGHETTI SAUCE. THESE LEFTOVERS JUST BECAME 10X BETTER.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO THE DOOR AND TASTE TEST 2 NEW ITEMS ON OUR MENU. BOTH THE BARTENDER AND I TRIED THE DEEP DISH NEW YORK PIZZA AND MAC & CHEESE WEDGES. THEY WERE BOTH VERY GOOD.  I WAS KINDA BUMMED I FORGOT THE NEW FRENCH FRIES. I ALSO CHANGED THE OIL AND CLEANED OUT OUR DEEP FRYER.

  I MOVE THE BANDS SO SWIFTLY WE GOT DONE SEMI EARLY. I LET THE BARTENDER LEAVE WHILE I TEXTED WHEELS. SHE WAS IN ARDMORE TOO AND I ASKED HER TO GET DROPPED OFF AT THE NAIL.  WE DRIVE DOWN TO MCSORLEY'S TO OUR DOORMAN'S AND RADIO SHOW HOST'S BAND MIDHEAVEN. HALF THE PEOPLE OUR NAIL FRIENDS SO IT WAS FUN. I BOUGHT DRINKS THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS THERE THAT THE BARTENDER " HEATHER " SAID ," OH MY GOD YOU'RE MY NEW BEST FRIEND ". ANOTHER FUN THING WAS MY BROTHER WALKED IN AND WHEN HE SAW US HE ALMOST FELL OVER..........YEAH WHEELS AND I OUT AFTER 1AM IS A REASON FOR SURPRISE.

   WHEELS WAS FEELING GOOD. WE ROLL HOME AND I GET SOME APPLE........NICE.

   OUR ELDEST ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY ON A SERIOUS ISSUE.  THE KID CAME HOME BECAUSE OF A HEALTH REASON. SHE TOLD US SHE HAD BLOOD IN HER STOOL.  SHE WENT TO SEE A DOCTOR AND HE HAD TO PERFORM A RECTAL EXAMINATION WHICH MEANS THE OLE RUBBER GLOVE AND FINGER IN THE ASS. AFTER THIS AWKWARD INSPECTION MY KID SAYS TO ME , " DAD , I NEVER WANT TO LOOK AT ANOTHER MAN AGAIN. "

  ANOTHER BIRD LEAVES THE NEST AND I DON'T LIKE IT. WHEELS AND I OCCASIONALLY TALK ABOUT OUR KIDS USING THE VACATION PROPERTIES WITH THEIR FRIENDS. WELL , OUR ELDEST HAS EXPERIENCED THIS ALREADY ( AND GETTING CAUGHT WITH BOOZE I MAY ADD ) , BUT NOW OUR YOUNGEST IS AWAY WITH FRIENDS. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON WHERE THE TIME GOES.

    SUNDAY      3 - 25 - 18

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW AIRED TONIGHT AND AS ALWAYS IT WAS FUN.  LIKE TO THANK THE BANDS AND THEIR MUSIC MIDHEAVEN , ANTHROPIA , MOM'S SON , AND HEDERA.

  START THE DAY WITH THE NORMAL STUFF.  WATCHED THE FLYERS MAKE A GREAT COMEBACK ( AFTER BLOWING A LEAD ) AND TIE THE GAME WITH JUST 2 MINUTES LEFT. THEY EARNED ONE POINT BUT LOST IN OVERTIME.......BLOW.

  VILLANOVA WITH ANOTHER TOUGH WIN. THEY SHOT HORRIBLY FROM THE 3 POINT ARCH ( 4 - 24 ) BUT MADE UP WITH OFFENSIVE REBOUNDING , DEFENSE , AND FREE THROW SHOOTING.  THEY ARE IN THE FINAL FOUR.

   WHEELS AND I HAD TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HALF ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT.  SHE IS FLYING OUT FOR BUSINESS. WE MADE EXCELLENT TIME BUT MORE IMPORTANT WHEELS DID A PRE-CHECK-IN VIA THE INTERNET THE NIGHT BEFORE. SHE TOLD ME THE LINES WERE HUGE AT THE AIRPORT AND SHE BYPASSED THEM ALL. THIS WAS A GREAT CALL AND GOOD SINCE SHE ONLY HAD 30 MINUTES TO GET TO HER FLIGHT GATE.

  I DRIVE HOME LISTENING TO THE LAST 5 MINUTES OF THE VILLANOVA GAME. IT IS AMAZING THAT THE LAST 5 MINUTES LASTED 45 MINUTES IN REAL TIME. WAY TOO MANY TV TIME COMMERCIALS , STOPPAGES , AND TIME OUTS. I THINK EACH TEAM SHOULD BE ALLOWED ONE TIME-OUT PER GAME AND YOU CAN ONLY USE IT IN THE FIRST HALF.

   RIGHT TO THE NAIL TO DO THE RADIO SHOW WHICH WAS FUN.  WE ALSO TASTE TESTED THE NEW STRAIGHT CUT FRENCH FRIED POTATOES.........FRENCH FRIES. THEY WERE REALLY GOOD AND NOW WE THINK ADDING CHEESE , CHIVES , SPICES , OR WHATEVER COULD BE TASTY. I POSTED PICTURES OF ALL THE NEW MENU ITEMS ON FACEBOOK.

  BACK HOME I GET MY ELDEST OFF TO COLLEGE. I ALLOW THE KID TO TAKE A CAR SINCE I AM HOME BY MYSELF.  THIS SAVES ME A DRIVE AND I WAS TIRED SO IT WAS FINE WITH ME.  I CHILL AND WATCH TV.

   YOUNGEST SEEMS TO BE HAVING A GOOD TIME. THE KID SENT ME A PICTURE OF HER AND HER FRIENDS AT THE TOP OF A SKI RESORT MOUNTAIN........VERY COOL PICTURE. I BOUGHT THE KIDS LIFT TICKETS. I WILL POST IT ON FACEBOOK TOMORROW.

   " ROSEANNE " PREMIERS ON TUESDAY AFTER 21 YEARS. THE WHOLE CAST WAS INTERVIEWED ON ONE DAY AMERICA.  THEY WERE OK BEING INTERVIEWED BUT I DID NOT FEEL A CONNECTION AGAIN. DAN , THE FATHER OR JOHN GOODMAN I EXPECTED TO BE ALOT FUNNIER........HE WAS NOT.  IN FACT , IT SEEMED LIKE HE DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO BE THERE. ANYWAY ,  I PROBABLY WILL WATCH IT.

  OFF TO BED EARLY AND SLEPT UNTIL 3:30AM.

   I AM WATCHING MY COUSINS AND WHEELS PLAY IN A GIRLS SOFTBALL GAME. ALL COUSINS ARE FROM CLARION , PA.  I AM SURPRISED THAT EACH COUSIN WHO BATS GETS A HIT. THEY DID THIS LIKE 20 BATTERS IN A ROW. AFTER THE GAME THEY ASK ME TO PLAY IN A PRACTICE. I CAN NOT PHYSICALLY BECAUSE MY BELLY IS HANGING DOWN PAST MY KNEES.  I HAVE TO HOLD MY BELLY WHICH IS ACTUALLY SEPARATED FROM MY FRONT BODY. THE ONLY THING CONNECTING THIS MASSIVE BALL OF SKIN AND FAT IS A BLOOD LIKE VEIN THAT LOOKS LIKE A TUBE.  THIS IS THE REASON I NEED TO HOLD AND CUP THIS LARGE MASS.  I DENY PLAYING AND HEAD TO A HOSPITAL. I ASK IF ANY DOCTOR CAN COME UP WITH AN IDEA TO CUT THIS BLOOD LINE TO THE FAT MASS. THE DOCTORS ARE AFRAID I WILL BLEED OUT AND NEED TO COME UP WITH A PLAN TO CLAMP THE " UMBILICAL CORD " FROM THE BLOB. I SEE THE DOCTORS TALKING AND ONE COMES TO ME AND SAYS , " I AM SORRY. WE DO NOT HAVE A WAY OF CUTTING IT. "...................dream ends.

     MONDAY      3 - 26 - 18

   SOMETIMES IT'S ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING LIKE...................HELPING OUT A MOM AND HER SON.

   FIRST NIGHT BY MYSELF AND IT BLOWS. I FIND MYSELF EATING TOO MUCH , WATCHING DISHES PILE UP , AND  MAKING PUNCH LISTS.

   START MORNING OFF AT 3:30AM. YEP , WHAT THE HELL DO I DO WHEN THE SUN IS NOT EVEN UP?  MY SHOULDER IS HURTING AND NOW WE ARE THINKING IT COULD BE A PINCHED NERVE.  IT DID FEEL BETTER BY NIGHT TIME.

   SO...........DAMN..........FRUSTRATING.  I SPEND 45 MINUTES WORKING ON AN EMAIL PROPOSAL FOR A SIDE JOB ESTIMATE.  45............MINUTES.  JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO BE DONE I ATTACHED A DOCUMENT TO THE EMAIL. THIS IS WHEN MY EMAIL PROGRAM WENT ROGUE AND SHUT DOWN. I LOST ALL MY WORK AND HAD TO RE-DO EVERYTHING FROM THE START. I YELLED SO LOUD THE DOG RAN UNDER THE BED.

   TAKE A RIDE TO OUR CAR DEALERSHIP FOR A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE CHECK.  IT IS FREE AND PART OF OUR PACKAGE WHEN WE BOUGHT THE CAR.  THEY DO A VERY GOOD JOB AT CONICELLI IN CONSHOHOCKEN. I WAITED ABOUT 45 MINUTES IN VERY BIG COMFY CHAIR WHILE WATCHING CNN AND PLAYING ON MY CELL PHONE.

  GOT SOME THINGS DONE AT HOME BUT IT WAS OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AGAIN. THIS MODE HAS BEEN LASTING SEVERAL SHIFTS SO I CONTINUED IT.  THIS TIME I CONCENTRATED ON PIZZA PANS. I SOAKED ABOUT 20 OF THEM AND ONE BY ONE I VIGOROUSLY SCRUBBED THEM WITH A BRILLO PAD.  TO SAY THEY LOOK LIKE NIGHT AND DAY WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I TOOK A PICTURE AND SENT IT TO WHEELS. SHE WAS QUITE IMPRESSED.

  MY PUNCH LIST IS MOSTLY NAIL STUFF AND ONE BY ONE I GOT THEM DONE.  I LOVE THAT I INSTALLED A TV IN THE BACK KITCHEN SO I COULD WATCH THE 76ERS WHILE SCRUBBING PANS.  SIXERS WITH A BIG WIN AND IT WAS FUN SEEING OUR #1 DRAFT PICK MARKELLE FALTZ PLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A VERY LONG TIME.  THE FANS AND PLAYERS RECEIVED HIM EXTREMELY WARMLY.......IT WAS SO COOL TO SEE.

   YOUNGEST SEEMS TO BE HAVING A GOOD TIME VACATIONING WITH HER FRIENDS.  I DID POST THE COOL PICTURE OF THEM AT A SKI RESORT ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN.

   FOUND ANOTHER VACATION RENTER VIA A TRAVEL WEBSITE. THE GIRL THANKED ME BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE HER ABOUT $200 IN FEES. BOOKING DIRECTLY THROUGH US DEFINITELY SAVES MONEY.

   EMAIL SERVER SHUTS DOWN SO I DELETE MY HISTORY , RUN A SCAN , AND REBOOT MY COMPUTER. I GOT IT TO WORK AGAIN........NICE.

   GOOD TO SEE SOME REGULARS BUT BY MIDNIGHT I WAS READY TO ROLL HOME.  WALK THE PUP AND PLAY WITH HER A LITTLE.  THAN I MAKE SOME LEFTOVER ZITI & MEATBALLS AND WATCH AN EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " NIKITA ".  A GLASS OF WINE WITH MY DINNER AT MIDNIGHT.....SO BAD. THAN A NIGHTCAP BEFORE BED......SO BAD.  I HEAD TO BED PRETTY DAMN TIRED AND FEELING SO DAMN FAT. MY BELLY FELT LIKE A FULL VACUUM BAG NEEDING TO BE CHANGED.

  YOU WILL SEE YESTERDAY I POSTED A BAND NAME CALLED MOM'S SON. THIS IS NOT A BAND BUT EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS. A MOTHER SENT ME AN EMAIL OF HER SON PLAYING KEYBOARDS. HE HAS DYSLEXIA AND CAN NOT WRITE OR READ PIANO MUSIC. ALL HIS MUSIC IS IN HIS HEAD. IT WAS A SHORT CLIP AND THE KID IS VERY YOUNG.  I LISTENED TO IT AND LET THE RADIO CO-HOSTS LISTEN TO IT TOO.  I WROTE DOWN THEIR CRITIQUES WHICH WERE ALL POSITIVE AND EMAILED THEM TO THE MOM THE NEXT DAY. SHE WAS OVERWHELMED THAT I SPENT THE TIME TO DO THIS AND THANKED ME.  MY NEXT EMAIL TO HER I WROTE , " HAVE YOUR SON COME DOWN HERE ON OUR NEXT LIVE RADIO SHOW TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF OUR BAND MEMBER HOSTS. THE MOM EMAILED ME BACK AND WROTE , " I AM CRYING RIGHT NOW OVER YOUR GENEROSITY TO HELP. HONESTLY YOU JUST MADE MY SON'S LIFE. "

   TUESDAY      3 - 27 - 18

   BEING ALONE MEANS ONE THING.........I SEEM TO BE EATING MORE. BUT , I AM ALSO DOING MORE TO KEEP MYSELF BUSY AND NOT THINKING ABOUT MISSING EVERYONE.

   THE NICE GESTURE I DID FOR THE MOM AND SON YESTERDAY.  WELL , I POSTED ON FACEBOOK ( WITH NO NAMES ) THE YOUNG KID PLAYING THE SONG WE AIRED ON THE RADIO SHOW. IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS IT HAD 300 " VIEWS " AND 50 " LIKES ".  PERSONALLY I THINK THE " VIEWS " SHOULD OF MATCHED THE " LIKES " IN NUMBERS.

   MY ELDEST COMMENTING ON THE KID'S VIDEO I HELPED OUT ON - " SO NICE TO HAVE A NICE LOVING FATHER ". I REPLIED , " WHAT DO YOU WANT  "

  FOUND MY 2ND WALKIE TALKIE. IT WAS UNDER A BACK SEAT AND COULD ONLY BE FOUND IF THE SEAT IS COLLAPSED FORWARD. ( I MAY HAVE WROTE ABOUT THIS BEFORE )

   FINISHED EDITING THE RADIO SHOW. IT IS REALLY FUNNY HOW MANY ONE LINERS AND JOKES I MISS.  I THOUGHT THE SHOW WAS VERY GOOD.  I ALSO LIKED EDITING A 1 HOUR SHOW INSTEAD OF 2 HOURS.

   COPIER MACHINES........MY NEMESIS. I HOOKED UP 3 COPIER MACHINES TODAY AND TESTED THEM ALL. EVERY SINGLE ONE HAD NO INK. WE HAVE THIS NEW ONE THAT BLOWS AND AN OLD ONE GIVEN TO US FROM A FAMILY MEMBER WHICH IS EXCELLENT. OF COURSE ..........NO INK IN THE CARTRIDGES.  ONE THING THAT IS SUCH A MONEY RACKET IS THE PRICE OF INK CARTRIDGES.  ONE CAN COST AS MUCH AS $40. TOTAL RIP-OFF.  NEVER EVER BUY INK CARTRIDGES FROM A STORE LIKE OFFICE DEPOT. GO ON-LINE.........I PURCHASED 4 INK CARTRIDGES FOR $52. IT COMES WITH FREE DELIVERY AND I GOT AN 18% DISCOUNT.  THAT IS A GOOD DEAL.

   MY NEMESIS THE PRINTERS AND COPIERS. IN MY YOUNGEST ROOM LAST YEAR I SET UP A 4-IN-1 MACHINE. IT DOES SCANNING , COPYING , PRINTING , AND FAXING.  I HAD IT SET-UP PERFECTLY. I USED THE SPACE ON HER DESK PERFECTLY AND NOW WE HAVE EASY ACCESS TO THIS MACHINE THAT DOES SO MUCH. WELL , LITTLE DID I KNOW THE KID DISMANTLED EVERYTHING AND I FOUND OUT 6 MONTHS LATER.  I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.  FINDING ALL THE PARTS AND SETTING UP THE WIRES WAS A PAIN IN THE BALLS. I DID THIS ALL TODAY WITH 3 MACHINES. I TESTED THEM ALL AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE INK TO ARRIVE.

  WE HAVE A VERY GOOD COPYING MACHINE. OF COURSE , GIVEN TO US FROM THE FAMILY MEMBER THAT GETS ALL TOP MODELS. IT WORKS EXCELLENT. I MADE COPIES FOR THE NAIL THIS MORNING LIKE VISA SLIPS , NEW MENUS , AND SUCH.

   PUPPY TIME...............ITS JUST ME AND THE GIRL SO I DECIDED TO TAKE A BREAK AND CHILL WITH HER. LAYING ON THE COUCH I HAD THE DOG BETWEEN MY LEGS AND THAN I PLACED A BLANKET OVER US. WE WATCHED A " NIKITA " IN WHICH WE BOTH FELL ASLEEP. IT WAS A GOOD NAP AND BONDING TIME.

   TALKED TO A NICE RENTER TODAY. BOOKED A WEEK IN JULY AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. JULY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  IT IS A SOUR SWEET MOMENT BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T WANT TO RENT THE HOUSE BUT WE NEED TO MONETARILY WISE.  I SO LOVE GOING THERE AND PRETENDING NO ONE WAS EVER HERE.  I SAVED THE LADY AND HER FAMILY $300 BUT BOOKING DIRECTLY THROUGH US. SHE WAS SO HAPPY.

   FILLED AND RAN THE DISHWASHER WITH MY 100 GLASSES AND DISHES. I HAVE BEEN IN A CLEANING MODE OF LATE. PLUS I COULD NOT SEE THE KITCHEN TV BECAUSE OF ALL THE PLATES AND EMPTY WATER BOTTLES.

   CALL MY YOUNGEST AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THEY ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME ON THEIR OWN FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.  SHE TOLD ME A GUY CALLED AND ASKED FOR ME. SHE GAVE THE GUY MY PHONE NUMBER. OK.....NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO WHEN BY YOURSELF.  HERE ARE THE PARENT'S ANSWERS :

  ME - " 99% OF THE TIME THIS IS A SALES OR CHARITY CALL. BUT JUST IN CASE , SINCE YOUR ALONE , ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE MY DAD IS WALKING THE DOG AND WILL BE RIGHT BACK. "

   WHEELS - " NEVER GIVE OUT A PHONE NUMBER JUST SAY , MY DAD IS CLEANING HIS GUN. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR NAME AND NUMBER AND HE WILL CALL YOU BACK. "

   I KINDA LIKE WHEELS' VERSION.

   I TEXT OUR YOUNGEST TO CALL ME.  WE TALK ALITTLE BIT ABOUT THEIR ADVENTURES AND HAVING FUN.  I ASK HER , " HAS ANY OF THE OTHER PARENTS CALLED DURING YOUR STAY ? " SHE REPLIES WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE  , " NOPE........JUST YOU EACH NIGHT. "   YEP......GOT MY DAD'S NERVOUSNESS BLOOD.

   CLEANED UP OUR ELDEST ROOM JUST A LITTLE BIT. WE ARE HAVING FAMILY VISIT FOR THE WEEKEND.

   DINNER - RE-HEATING MY ZITI AND MEATBALLS AND ADDING NEW GRAVY AND MOZZARELLA WAS EXCELLENT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL AND FINISH SCRUBBING OUR PIZZA PANS.  LET ME TELL YOU IT IS NOT FUN SCRUBBING ONE  10" PAN FOR 15 MINUTES EACH. I HAD 20 TOTAL. I FINALLY FINISHED THE LAST ONE AT 11PM. I DID MORE THAN HALF LAST NIGHT.

   MADE MY FIRST FRENCH FRY ORDER. THE CUSTOMER SAID IT VERY GOOD.

   FLYERS GET ANOTHER POINT WHICH IS GOOD BUT LOSE AGAIN IN OVERTIME TO A TEAM THAT HAD LOST 6 IN A ROW. OF COURSE THEY BREAK THEIR LOSING STREAK AGAINST A PHILADELPHIA TEAM. GEE........NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE.

   PHILLIES START IN ATLANTA ON THURSDAY. I HAVE NO FEEL ON THIS TEAM YET. I DID FIND OUT THAT CAMERON RUPP AND TOMMY JOSEPH WERE RELEASED.

   THE REVIEWS WERE EXCELLENT AND I MUST ADMIT I AGREE.  THE 31 YEAR RETURN OF " ROSEANNE " AIRED TONIGHT. IT WAS A ONE HOUR SHOW AND VERY GOOD. IT HAD LAUGHS ALONG WITH CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS LIKE THE PRESIDENCY , HOMOSEXUALITY , BULLYING , JOB LOSS , FERTILITY BABIES BY DONOR MOTHERS , AND MORE. I THOUGHT IT WAS OUTSTANDING.  IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE A ONE SHOW RE-UNION. IN LESS THAN 3 WEEKS " ROSEANNE " HAD A ONE SEASON DEAL. THIS SHOW MAY MAKE ANOTHER 9 SEASON RUN.

   CHANGE THE LETTERING ON THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. THE SNOW IS STILL ON THE FAR SIDE WHICH SUCKS FOR CLIMBING AND GETTING TO THE HIGH AREAS OF THE SIGN. BUT 60 DEGREES IS ON ITS WAY SO IT SHOULD BE CLEAR SOON. HOPE OUR ROOF DOESN'T LEAK AGAIN.

  ROLL OUT AROUND MIDNIGHT. I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME. I GET TO MY DRIVEWAY AND WAS STARTLED WHEN I LOOKED AT OUR PATIO WINDOW. I SAW A SILHOUETTE OF A FIGURE. IT STARTLED ME AT FIRST BUT AFTER JUST SECONDS I FIGURED OUT WHO IT WAS........THE PUPPY. AS I GOT CLOSER TO THE WINDOW I COULD SEE THE DOG'S BRIGHT WHITE TEETH. YEP.....THE DOG SMILES AND GRINS EVERY TIME WE COME HOME.  IT IS REALLY ENTERTAINING TO SEE. HAVING A DOG IS F'N AWESOME.

  I WATCH A " NIKITA " WITH A GLASS OF WINE TO END THE NIGHT.  ALONG WITH SOME MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND SLICED GENOA SALAMI. ALONG WITH A SAM ADAM'S COLD SNAP AND AN APRICOT BRANDY SHOT. HEY , I TOLD YA BEING LONELY MAKES ME EAT.........AND DRINK.

  OH , ONE MORE THING. LOST MY PUNCH LIST........DAMN IT.

     WEDNESDAY         3 - 28 - 18

   SAFE AND SOUND.

   START MORNING OUT BY HEADING DOWN MY HARDWARE STORE BASEMENT.  I AM LOOKING FOR A BATTERY CHARGER FOR MY MOTORCYCLE AND NOTICE OUR VACUUM THAT SHAMPOOS CARPETS IS TOTALLY DIRTY.  BROWN WATER IS STILL IN THE HOLDING TANK AND THE BEATER BARS LOOKS LIKE GRIZZLY ADAMS ASS.  SO , BACK INTO THIS CLEANING MODE , I SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES TAKING EVERYTHING APART AND CLEANING THEM.

   I WALK THE PUP NEXT AND NOTICE OUR OUTSIDE LAMP POST IS FACING DOWNWARD.  THE TOP PIECE JUST FELL OFF FROM THE POLE. THE ONLY THING HOLDING IT FROM FALLING TO THE GROUND WAS THE WIRES. I GO GET MY TOOLS AND FIX THIS LITTLE PROBLEM AND REPLACE A BURNT OUT BULB.

    THE TV COMEBACK SHOW " ROSEANNE " SETS RECORDS FOR HIGHEST RATINGS EVER.  SHE ALSO GOT A CALL FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP CONGRATULATING HER ON THE IMMEDIATE SUCCESS. HE OBVIOUSLY LIKES THE SHOW SINCE ROSEANNE IS A BIG TRUMP SUPPORTER ON THE SHOW AND IN REAL LIFE.

   PAIN STILL IN ARM , BEHIND CHEST , AND FINGER TIPS HAVE A SENSATION. IT IS NOT GOING AWAY WHICH IS RARE FOR ME. I HARDLY EVER GET SICK AND I HEAL LIKE WOLVERINE.  I GUESS GETTING OLDER AND BEING FAT AFFECTS MY RECUPERATING ABILITIES.

  LOOKS LIKE THE SIDE-JOB WILL BE A GO.  I REALLY AM TRYING TO HELP THESE PEOPLE OUT BUT OFFERING A SMALL PAYMENT PLAN SINCE MONEY IS TIGHT.  EXAMPLE - IF THE JOB COSTS $1,000 I TOLD THEM THEY COULD PAY $100 A MONTH FOR 10 MONTHS.  I DO NOT KNOW ANY OTHER CONTRACTOR THAT WOULD DO THIS.

   THE VIDEO I POSTED OF THE YOUNG KID JAMMING ON THE KEY BOARDS IS STILL GETTING LIKES AND VIEWS.  THE COMMENTS ARE NICE TOO.

   WELL , AS PARENTS , WE ALWAYS GET NERVOUS ABOUT OUR KIDS GROWING UP.  OUR YOUNGEST SPENT 5 DAYS AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH 3 FRIENDS.  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE KID WAS ON HER OWN WITH NO ADULT SUPERVISION.  ALL THE FRIENDS ARE BACK HOME AND IT IS A GOOD FEELING. WE SNUGGLED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. WELL , I SNUGGLED AND SHE ENDURED IT. THESE TIMES ARE COMING TO AN END SOON WHICH SUCKS FOR ME.

  IT'S WEIRD.  WHEELS AND I TALKED ABOUT OUR KIDS GROWING UP AND USING OUR VACATION PROPERTIES. LAST MONTH OUR ELDEST USED ONE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND OUR YOUNGEST USED THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  THEY ARE GROWING UP WAY TOO FAST. 

   MAKE ZITI AND MEATBALLS FOR ME AND MY YOUNGEST. IT WAS NICE JUST TO HANG WITH HER.

   I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". IT WAS VERY GOOD. ONE SCENE HER FIANCÉE HAS HIS HAND PINNED UNDER A BURNING CAR.  IN SECONDS THE CAR WILL EXPLODE. HE TELLS NIKITA TO LEAVE HIM TO BE SAFE. SHE PULLS OUT A KNIFE AND CUTS HIS HAND OFF TO FREE HIS ARM. JESUS.....THAT IS BAD ASS.

   OFF TO THE NAIL AND THE NEW MENU ITEMS ARE GETTING VERY GOOD REVIEWS. I MADE FRENCH FRIES AND N.Y. STYLE PIZZA WITH JALAPEÑO SAUCE ( CUSTOMER'S REQUEST ) .  I ALSO MADE FRENCH FRIES WITH MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND LIGHTLY SALTED FOR MY YOUNGEST.

   FINISH MY WEEKLY FACEBOOK POST PROMOTING THE BANDS PLAYING HERE THIS WEEKEND.

   I RARELY WATCH " RACHEL RAY " BECAUSE I DO NOT LIKE WATCHING FOOD SHOWS. BUT SHE HAD THIS F.B.I. AGENT GUEST ON WHO WROTE A BOOK CALLED " SURVIVE LIKE A SPY ". HE HAD SOME REALLY EXCELLENT IDEAS ON PHYSICAL AND CYBER SAFETY.  HERE ARE SOME I REMEMBER :

  1) EVERYONE GETS SPAM EMAILS LIKE " PAY YOUR TAXES NOW OR YOU WILL BE ARRESTED ". THEY GIVE YOU A LINK TO CLICK ON TO FOLLOW " THEIR " PROCEDURES TO PAY YOUR TAXES......WHICH IS REALLY GIVING THESE DIRT BAGS YOUR MONEY. I JUST TRIED THIS AND IT WORKS.  I GOT A FAKE EMAIL ABOUT " FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY ON OUR CREDIT CARD AND WE SHOULD CLICK THIS LINK IMMEDIATELY TO FIX IT. " WELL , THIS AUTHOR / F.B.I. GUY SAID , " DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK BUT HOVER OVER IT WITH YOUR CURSER. " HE WAS RIGHT. I HOVERED OVER THE LINK USING MY MOUSE AND CURSER AND IT POPPED UP WWW.FAKEIDCOLLECTOR.COM.  THAT WAS PRETTY FUCKING COOL AND I WILL DO THIS FROM NOW ON.

   2) IF GETTING ATTACKED BY 2 PEOPLE USE ONE OF THE ASSAILANTS AS A BLOCKER. BASICALLY YOU DANCE AND MOVE USING ONE GUY TO BLOCK THE OTHER GUY. THIS IS PROBABLY NOT AS USEFUL IF THEY GRAB YOU BUT MAKES SENSE IF YOU KEEP MOVING AROUND.

   3) IF SOMEONE IS TRYING TO CHOKE YOU FROM IN FRONT OR BEHIND DO NOT GRAB THEIR ARMS OR FOREARMS BUT SPECIFICALLY GRAB ONE FINGER AND BEND IT BACK. MAKES SENSE TO ME.

   IN THE KITCHEN AREA I STOCK ALL THE PIZZA PANS THAT WERE SCRUBBED CLEAN THE LAST 2 DAYS. I LET THEM DRY OVER NIGHT AND RE-STOCKED THEM.   I SPEND SOME TIME STOCKING BEER AND VACUUMING THE ENTIRE PLACE. I AM ALWAYS AMAZED HOW FAST THE CARPETING CAN GET DIRTY. I AM ALSO SO DAMN THANKFUL I COVERED THE TILE FLOORS WITH CARPET TILES.  WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS TO MOP THE FLOORS EVERY SHIFT AND THAN WAX THE FLOOR EVERY FRIDAY AND SUNDAY. ALL TABLES AND BARSTOOLS WOULD BE PUT ON THE STAGE.  THIS WAS COSTLY WITH MONEY ( ESPECIALLY WAX WHICH WAS $90 FOR 5 GALLONS ) AND TIME CONSUMING.  SO MANY IDEAS OVER 21 YEARS HAVE SAVED MONEY AND COST.  

   A NICE NIGHT TO CHILL AND GET THINGS DONE. ONE THING THAT RARELY HAPPENS TO ME IS A MISS BOOKING. ON TUESDAY APRIL 3RD I HAD A BAND CALLED UNMERCIFUL BOOKED.  IT WAS BOOKED BACK IN DECEMBER. AS WE GOT CLOSER TO THE DATE I TRIED TO FIND THE CONTACT. I SPENT A WEEK SENDING EMAILS AND MESSAGES TO THE BAND. EVEN ON THEIR WEBSITE THEY HAD NO DATE HERE. I CANCEL THE SHOW WHICH WAS GOOD ANYWAY BECAUSE WE HAD A POOL LEAGUE THAT NIGHT.  IT ENDS UP A GUY THAT BOOKED A SHOW 2 YEARS AGO FOR UNMERCIFUL WAS ACTUALLY BOOKING THE BAND KROSIS FOR APRIL 3RD. THIS IS WHERE THE MIX-UP OCCURRED. I WAS LOOKING FOR THE WRONG CONTACT. AN AGENT CONTACTED ME TONIGHT VIA FACEBOOK ( BEST EVER ) AND WAS PERPLEXED HIS TOUR WAS NOT COMING TO THE NAIL.  I GOT HIS PHONE # AND WE TALKED. I PUSHED HIM TO THURSDAY APRIL 5TH AND ADDED HIS TOUR TO THE NIGHT WHICH ALREADY HAD 2 BANDS ON IT. THE FRIEND THAT BOOKED THE SHOW IN DECEMBER CONTACTED ME VIA FACEBOOK ( BEST EVER ) TOO. WE EXCHANGED MESSAGES AND I APOLOGIZED FOR THE MIX-UP.  I JUST COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I HAD THIS NIGHT BOOKED AND NO CONTACTS.......THIS EXPLAINED EVERYTHING.

  FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN TO KEEP PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE. THE LAST 5 MINUTES OF THIS GAME WAS THE MOST EXCITING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN WATCHING HOCKEY. THE FLYERS DID NOT TOUCH THE PUCK FOR 5 1/2 MINUTES. COLORADO JUST BARRAGED OUR GOALIE WITH SHOTS. OH , OUR STARTING GOALIE , WHO JUST RETURNED FROM INJURY , ...............GOT HURT AGAIN.

   76ERS KEEP THEIR 8 WIN STREAK ALIVE BY WINNING. THE ONLY DOWN PART WAS THE ROOKIE MARKELE FALTZ WHO I THINK IS DUMB AS A STUMP SHOULDERED EMBID AND SENT HIM TO THE HOSPITAL.  THERE IS JUST SOMETHING NOT RIGHT WITH THIS KID. I KNOW HE IS 19 YEARS OLD AND HAS ALL THE TALENT AS A #1 DRAFT PICK BUT I THINK THE PROBLEM IS IN HIS HEAD OR HE HAS THE GENETICS LIKE THE BUZZARD ON BUGS BUNNY.

   AFTER MIDNIGHT I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME TO HAVERTOWN.  I DELIVER THE CHEESE FRIES TO MY YOUNGEST AND SHE SITS AT THE KITCHEN TABLE TO EAT THEM. I SAMPLE SEVERAL OF THEM AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD. THE KID FINISHES THEM IN HER BEDROOM WHILE I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND CHEESE & PRETZELS. I ALSO WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". POOR FIANCÉE CAN'T SHOOT A GUN NOW THAT NIKITA CUTS HIS HAND OFF. JERKING OFF WOULD COME TO A STOP TOO.

   OFF TO BED AROUND 2AM. I NEVER STAY UP THIS LATE.

   I AM AT A DELI / RESTAURANT THAT WHEELS AND I OWN IN SOUTH PHILLY.  VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW WE OWN THIS. I AM MANNING THE DOOR AND PERIODICALLY WALKING INTO THE DINING AND KITCHEN AREA TO CHECK ON CUSTOMERS AND OUR COOKS.  I GO INTO THE KITCHEN AND AN EX-BARTENDER NAMED " E " IS COOKING PIZZAS FOR HER FRIENDS. THERE HAS TO BE 10 SMALL PIES GOING ON AT ONCE. SHE DOESN'T EVEN WORK HERE ANYMORE AND SHE IS USING OUR OVENS AND FOOD TO FEED HER FRIENDS. THEY ARE GOING TO A PHILLIES GAME AND TAILGATING SO SHE STOPPED IN TO MAKE FOOD FOR HER GROUP. OF COURSE , I IMMEDIATELY GOT HER OUT OF THERE AND WAS PISSED.  PHILLIES FANS DRESSED IN RED ARE COMING THROUGH OUR RESTAURANT AND HEADING TO THE GAME. THERE IS AN ACCESS VIA OUR BASEMENT TO GET TO THE STADIUM. I ALLOW MANY PEOPLE TO USE OUR BASEMENT ACCESS. ONE GUY HAS ABOUT 10 VERY LITTLE KIDS IN TOW.  THESE KIDS CAN NOT BE MORE THAN 4 YEARS OLD. ALL OF THEM WEARING LITTLE PHILLIES BACK PACKS. HE WANTS TO USE OUR SHORT CUT TO THE STADIUM. I TOLD HIM I HAVE NOT BEEN DOWN OUR BASEMENT IN YEARS AND CAN BARELY REMEMBER THE PANEL THAT ENTERS THE TUNNEL THAT LEADS TO THE STADIUM.  WE WALK DOWN THE BASEMENT AND THE KIDS FOLLOW US LIKE DUCKS IN A LINE. WE HEAR PHILLIES FANS TALKING AND LAUGHING AS THEY WALK THROUGH OUR TUNNEL. THE ONLY THING IS IT IS UNDERGROUND.  THE ENTRANCE PANEL IS ON THE FLOOR. HE TRIES TO LIFT ONE OF TWO METAL PLATES THAT LOOK LIKE SEWER LIDS. HE CAN NOT BUDGE IT. I LIFT THE OTHER PLATE AND HEAR PEOPLE BETTER. THIS IS THE ENTRANCE BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM............IT IS A VERY TIGHT SQUEEZE OF 2 FEET AND THAN A SMALL DROP TO THE TUNNEL'S FLOOR. I TURN TO THE GUY AND SAY , " SIR , THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN TAKE THESE LITTLE KIDS DOWN HERE. "  HE LOOKS AT ME AND SO WANTS TO TRY IT BUT REALIZES IT IS JUST TOO DANGEROUS..............dream ends.

   THURSDAY       3 - 29 - 18

   BLOW OFF MOM FOR A CLUB DINNER ?................YEAH I DID IT.

   76ERS - EMBID SLAMMED BY THE SHOULDER OF ROOKIE MARKELLE " MY MOMMA DONE TOLD ME TO GO GET A RABBIT " FALTZ IS WAY MORE SERIOUS THAT WHAT WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.  HE HAS A CONCUSSION AND ORBITAL BROKEN BONE. HE NEEDS SURGERY AND IS OUT 4 WEEKS. FUNNY..........THE SAME SHOULDER THAT KEPT FALTZ OUT FOR NEARLY A YEAR TAKES OUR MAIN STAR OUT. GUESS HIS SHOULDER IS FINE AFTER ONE F'N YEAR OF RECOVERY.

   TOO CLOSE TO HOME - AN ASIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SAYS TO A FRIEND , " DON'T COME TO SCHOOL ON MAY 1ST........I'M GONNA SHOOT IT UP. "  LUCKILY , THE SMART FRIEND REPORTED THIS IDIOT SAYING THIS. AUTHORITIES POUNCED ON IT AND ARRESTED HIM IMMEDIATELY. THE KID HAD GUNS , BULLETS , AND MILITARY PARAPHERNALIA IN HIS BEDROOM.  LATER IN THE DAY HIS ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES ON THE NEWS , " MY CLIENT WAS MAKING A JOKE. HE HAS ONLY BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY FOR ONE YEAR.  THE GUNS AND CLOTHING WERE FOR A HALLOWEEN COSTUME. " YEAH ........FUCKING WE BELIEVE YOU , YOU FUCKING JERK-OFF LAWYER.  A KID WAS MAKING A HALLOWEEN COSTUME IN MARCH.  MASS SHOOTINGS HAS THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD AND THIS KID SAYS THIS SHIT ??!!  FUCKING 20 YEARS IN JAIL THAT'S WHAT I SAY AND LET HIM DRESS UP AS A GIRL SINCE HIS ASS WILL BE GETTING POUNDED........THERE'S A HALLOWEEN COSTUME FOR YA.

  OH ,THE SCHOOL THIS KID IS AT.....MONSIGNOR BONNER AND ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST.

   WELP , PHILLIES NEW MANAGER ABSOLUTELY SHITS THE BED WITH A BONE HEAD DECISION.  ALL THE SPORTS SHOWS ARE RIPPING HIM A NEW ASSHOLE.  HE PULLED HIS ACE PITCHER NOLA IN THE 6TH INNING AFTER AN ATLANTA BRAVE DOUBLED. NOLA HAD A 5 - 0 LEAD AND ONLY THREW 68 PITCHES.  YESTERDAY THE COACH SAID , " OUR BULLPEN IS OUR STRONGEST STRENGTH ".  YEP , GOOD CALL......BULLPEN GAVE UP 8 RUNS AND THE PHILLIES LOSE A SURE FIRE WIN.  WORSE DECISION EVER AND THE BULLPEN BLOWS.

   START THE DAY CHILLING WITH MY YOUNGEST.  IT WAS GOOD TO HAVE THE KID HOME.  WE TAKE A RIDE TO THE AIRPORT TO PICK UP WHEELS WHO WAS OUT OF STATE ON BUSINESS.

   I GET A CALL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER TO HAVE DINNER WITH HIM AT " THE CLUB ".  THIS IS RARE AND AWESOME. I DID MAKE PLANS TO HAVE MY MOM COME OVER WITH SOME FAMILY WHICH I WANTED TO DO BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION. WE GROUP VOTED AND IT WAS BLOW OFF MOM.  HERE IS THE TIME LINE :

 - TEXT AND CALL A FAMILY MEMBER TO TELL MY MOM WE ARE CANCELLING THE GET TOGETHER.

 - FAMILY MEMBER TELLS MOM AND TEXTS ME , " I WOULD NOT ANSWER YOUR PHONE TONIGHT ". THIS WAS HILARIOUS AS MY YOUNGEST READ THE TEXT AS WE WERE AT THE AIRPORT.

 - WE STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF TO PICK UP AN ORDER. YES , THIS WAS THE ORDER THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE FOR MY MOM AND OUR FAMILY. EARLIER TODAY , MY MOM SAID SHE PICK UP DUNKIN DONUTS AND MEET AT MY HOUSE WITH FAMILY.  WELL , THIS WAS ALL CANCELLED UNTIL MY ELDEST TEXTS US........." GRAND MOM IS HERE ".

 - YEP.......MY MOM DECIDED TO STOP AT MY HOUSE ANYWAY JUST TO COMPLAIN AND BITCH. I WAS IN TRAFFIC FOR 2 HOURS AND READY TO GO CODE RED FOR THIS DICK MOVE. I ADMIT I CANCELLED EVERYTHING BUT THIS IS NOT A MAJOR DEAL.

 - MY ELDEST SAYS SHE WILL GO WITH GRAND MOM AND FAMILY TO CHILI'S FOR DINNER.

 - WE ARRIVE HOME AT 6:45PM HOPING MY MOM IS NOT AT OUR HOUSE. SHE IS NOT SO WE SHOWER AND HEAD TO " THE CLUB ".  THEY LEAVE A BOX OF DUNKIN DONUTS ON OUR KITCHEN TABLE WITH A NOTE SAYING " DO NOT TOUCH OUR DONUTS ".  MY YOUNGEST AND I SPLIT A CHOCOLATE DONUT AND I HAVE MY DAUGHTER DRAW A PICTURE OF A DONUT TO REPLACE THE ONE WE JUST ATE.

  - WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST HEAD TO THE CLUB FOR AN OUTSTANDING 5 STAR DINNER........FOR FREE. WE ALSO GET INVITED TO THE PHILLIES HOME OPENER.........FOR FREE.  YEAH , THIS WAS A GOOD DECISION. WE HAVE A VERY GOOD TIME.  WE ALSO SIT BY A LARGE FLAT SCREEN TV TO WATCH THE END OF THE PHILLIES GAME WHICH THEY LOST ON A WALK-OFF HOME RUN.......BLOW.   BULLPEN IS OUR STRONGEST STRENGTH.......BLOW.

 - I ROLL OUT TO THE NAIL WHERE THE BAND IS ALREADY THERE AND OUR NEW BARTENDER JUST PULLED UP. IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES I HAD EVERYTHING READY AND I HEAD OUT.

 - BACK HOME I HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS A CHIROPRACTOR WORK ON MY SHOULDER. I TOLD HIM , " DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN BUT DO NOT CRACK MY NECK ".  I SO HAVE A FEAR OF HIM SNAPPING MY NECK LIKE " NIKITA " ESPECIALLY WHEN THE GUY WAS DRINKING RED WINE ALL NIGHT.  WELL , HE WORKED ON ME AND IT FELT GOOD BUT TRICKED ME ONE TIME WITH CRACKING MY NECK.

   FAMILY ROLLS OUT AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT.

   FRIDAY     3 - 30 - 18

   VISITING FAMILY................AND FOOD.

   UP EARLY AND DOING MY THING.  EVERYONE WAS HOME AND IT WAS A FUN DAY.  I HAD LOCAL AND OUT OF STATE FAMILY VISITING US.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR ELDEST PREP THE UPSTAIRS BY CLEANING AND SETTING UP BEDS. I TRY TO FIX A VACUUM BUT I THINK IT'S ON ITS LAST LEGS......STILL WORKS THOUGH.

   AWESOME IDEA............WHEELS TAKES OUR YOUNGEST TO VISIT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY.  I SUGGESTED CONTACTING A NEIGHBOR'S KID WHO IS ADORABLE AND SO DAMN MATURE FOR HER AGE. SHE IS A FRESHMAN SO I CONTACTED HER VIA FACEBOOK ( BEST EVER ). THIS WAS A GREAT IDEA BECAUSE SHE SHOWED WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST AROUND THE CAMPUS BETTER THAN 10 TOUR GUIDES. THEY VISITED AND ACCESSED EVERYWHERE. WE THANKED HER 20 TIMES FOR DOING SUCH AN EXCELLENT JOB.  OUR KID STARTED OUT COMPLETELY UNINTERESTED IN TEMPLE. WHEN DRIVING HOME SHE REALLY LIKED THE UNIVERSITY.  I POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF THE THREE. I WAS SO GLAD OUR KID EXPERIENCED THIS HUGE CAMPUS.

   MY ELDEST AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP IT FOR THE NIGHT. WE CHILL AND IT WAS FUN BEING WITH HER.

   MY NEW MOTTO WITH LIFE AND MY KIDS IS KINDA LIKE THE MOVIE " YES MAN ".  I AM TRYING NOT TO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF AND " TRYING " TO SAY " YES " MORE. WELL , THIS MAY BACKFIRE A LITTLE BECAUSE BOTH KIDS TOOK MY COUSIN AND A FRIEND TO THE MALL AND ASKED FOR MONEY. AT THE SAME TIME THEY SAID , " REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS SAY YES NOW !! " AND LAUGHED. I GAVE THEM $20 EACH.

   FOOD - WE HAD A 5 STAR DINNER LAST NIGHT , THAN NICK'S ROAST BEEF , AND NOW..........GOOMBA'S PIZZERIA !!  MY WASHINGTON COUSIN WAS VISITING THE PIZZERIA AND HANGING AT OUR HOUSE FOR THE WEEKEND. HE VISITED GOOMBAS SO I HAD HIM BRING ME HOME 2 OLE ITALIANA AND 1 CHICKEN CUTLET ALA RABE HOAGIES. SO DAMN GOOD.

  MY COUSIN SETTLES IN WITH HIS KID AND FRIEND. I HAVE OUR GIRLS TAKE HIS GIRLS TO THE MALL WHILE THE ADULTS CHILL AT HOME.

  MORE FAMILY STOPPED BY WITH A CONESTOGA PEPPERONI PIZZA. SO NOW WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF FOOD. THE KIDS PLAY CARDS WHILE THE ADULTS WATCHED THE PHILLIES.  A GOOD EXTRA INNING WIN TO MAKE UP FOR A BAD LOSS LAST NIGHT.

   ALL OF US HANG OUT AND CONSUME ALCOHOL. IT WAS FUN AND THE YOUNG COUSINS ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE PUP. ONE COUSIN SAID " I AM GOING TO PUT HER IN A PILLOW CASE AND TAKE HER HOME. " I RESPONDED , " JUST MAKE SURE HER NOSE IS PEEKING OUT THE OPEN END "

   HEAD TO BED PRETTY DAMN TIRED.

   I AM TAKING MY COUSIN TO THE NAIL SATURDAY NIGHT TO WATCH VILLANOVA BASKETBALL.  I WILL BE ON THE DOOR AND MY ELDEST WILL BE BARTENDING. WE WILL TRY TO INVITE SOME FAMILY.

   SATURDAY         3 - 31 - 18

   THE BIG NEWS IS OUR VILLANOVA WILDCATS TOOK ANOTHER STEP TONIGHT.  THEY HAD CONTROL FROM START TO FINISH.  KINDA WISHED SISTER JEAN'S LOYOLA CHICAGO WON BUT THEY LOST TO MICHIGAN. SO MONDAY NIGHT OUR CATS VS WOLVERINES.

   OH MY GOD DO THE PHILLIES TOTALLY SUCK. START OUT LEADING 2 - 0 AND LOSE TO LAST PLACE ( FROM LAST YEAR ) ATLANTA BRAVES 15 - 2. GOOD CALL ON THE COACH CHANGE.

   MY NEW INK ARRIVED......TIME TO TEST PRINTERS.  GRRRR........F'N HATE THESE MACHINES.

   START MORNING WITH WAFFLES FOR THE KIDS AND MAKE KEURIG COFFEE.  WE HAD 30 DIFFERENT FLAVORS. MY FAVORITE WAS DUNKIN DONUTS CHOCOLATE LATTÉ PUMPKIN SPICE.

   THE FOOD HAS BEEN FLOWIN'.  MY OUT OF STATE COUSIN VISITED MY MOM & DAD FOR BREAKFAST AND THAN THEY WENT TO GET PHILLY CHEESE CAKE AND HOAGIES ROLLS. 

   TAKE MY COUSIN AND HIS KIDS TO THE TRAIN STATION. HE RIDES INTO PHILLY TO VISIT READING TERMINAL. I REQUESTED A ROASTED PORK WITH BROCCOLI RABE......I RECEIVED IT. 

   YOUNGEST GOES TO THE MOVIES AND MY COUSINS KIDS GO TOO........JUST NOT TO THE SAME MOVIE.

  I THINK I WATCHED EIGHT 30 MINUTE EPISODES OF THE TOTALLY FAKE OUTDOOR SATCHQUATCH AND BIG MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL HUNTING SHOW CALLED " MOUNTAIN MONSTERS ". IT IS BACK WOODS HILARIOUS. ITS " DUCK DYNASTY " MEETS " FINDING BIGFOOT " MEETS MY COUSINS IN UPSTATE PENNSYLVANIA. I WAS ACTUALLY PISSED THAT THE FINAL SHOW I WATCHED LEFT THE VIEWER IN A MAJOR CLIFF HANGER.  TO SHOW YOU THE SILLINESS...............A HUNTER LIGHTS 3 UNKNOWN WOOD RINGS AT 3AM IN THE MORNING IN THE MIDDLE OF ABSOLUTELY NO WHERE.....THE WEST VIRGINA DARK WOODS. THIS TRIGGERS SOME SUPER NATURAL STUFF AND SECONDS LATER HE SEES A YOUNG GIRL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS. THE SHOW ENDS WITH THE LITTLE GIRL AT THE OTHER END AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THESE 20 FOOT HIGH WOOD RINGS.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR A LITTLE OVER 2 HOURS AND FIX 2 LIGHTS.  I ALSO TOOK TIME TO PUT BEER AND LIQUOR ORDERS TOGETHER ALONG WITH CONSOLIDATING STOCKING. I WAS TIRED BY 5PM.

    HAD A NICE LITTLE NIGHT AS OUR ELDEST BARTENDED. SHE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE GIVE HER HUGE COMPLIMENTS ON BARTENDING AND HOW ADORABLE SHE IS. THE BANDS WERE FUN AND THE PEOPLE WERE SUPER COOL. ONE GIRL LOVED THE NAIL SO MUCH SHE ASKED FOR A SELFIE WITH THE BARTENDER AND I.

   MY COUSIN VISITS ME. I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR UNTIL 2AM FOR GETTING ME A ROAST PORK SANDWICH FROM THE READING TERMINAL........GOOD TRADE.  HIM AND I TOOK A PICTURE WITH A HUGE HUGE BASE PLAYER THAT LOOKED LIKE A WWE WRESTLER. I WILL POST A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK. THE CAPTION WILL BE " NEEDED HELP GETTING THIS GUY OUT OF THE BAR. "

   SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON OUR BAR AND BARTENDER TONIGHT. IT WAS A NICE FEELING SINCE I RARELY GET IT FROM ANYONE.....THIS INCLUDES FAMILY. MOST THINGS SAID ARE JOKES. TONIGHT , PEOPLE WERE SO DAMN APPRECIATIVE. I GUESS THE ALCOHOL WAS REALLY WORKING.

   HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT. MY COUSIN GOES RIGHT TO BED AND I STAY UP AND EAT GENOA SALAMI AND CHEESE......NO BOOZE. I WATCH " THE LONGEST YARD " WITH ADAM SANDLER......NOT THE BEST MOVIE AND MORE " MOUNTAIN MONSTERS. "  I HAVE NO LIFE.  

   IN BED BY 3AM.........UP AT 7AM.  IT FELT GOOD TO SLEEP IN.

     SUNDAY      4 - 1 - 18

  EASTER IS A SPECIAL DAY FOR MANY FAMILIES. THIS EASTER WE HAD A 2ND REASON TO RESPECT AND HONOR THIS DAY.............A BIRTHDAY.

  START DAY FIGHTING 3 PRINTING MACHINES. ALL HAVE CAPABILITIES TO FAX , PRINT , COPY , SCAN , AND ONE OF THEM IS WIRELESS. I ALSO FOUND OUT WE HAVE 3 OTHER PRINTERS.  YEP......6 TOTAL.  I RECEIVED MY INK CARTRIDGES AND ONE BY ONE I FIXED THEM WITH THE HELP OF WHEELS. I AM HAPPY 3 MAIN PRINTERS ARE WORKING NOW.

  OH , I LEARNED SOMETHING. YOU CAN NOT COPY A BLACK AND WHITE DOCUMENT AND MAKE IT COLOR.

   WE ALSO WATCH THE FLYERS SHIT THE BED AGAINST A #1 SEED BOSTON BRUINS. WITH LESS THAN 4 SECONDS LEFT THE BRUINS TIED THE GAME. BUT , CAPTAIN GIROUX , WHO IS HAVING HIS BEST SEASON , SCORED IN OVERTIME TO WIN THE GAME.  THIS KEEPS THE PUSH ALIVE FOR THE FLYERS PLAYOFF HUNT.

    76ERS WIN AGAIN AND NOW AT A STREAK OF 10. BEEN A VERY LONG TIME SINCE THE 76ERS WON 10 IN A ROW. GOOD TO SEE.

   PHILLIES DID NOT USE THE BULLPEN TODAY. WHY ? THEY DID NOT PLAY.  YES , THE NEW MANAGER IS REALLY SHAKING THINGS UP BY SETTING A RECORD OF ALL TIME FOR MOST BULLPEN PITCHERS USED IN A 3 GAME SERIES........23.  HE ALSO PULLED VINCENT VELASQUEZ IN THE 3RD INNING ON SATURDAYS GAME. THIS WAS FINE SINCE THE PITCHER GOT HAMMERED FOR 5 RUNS IN ONE INNING. THE BAD PART............NO ONE WAS WARMING UP IN THE BULLPEN. THIS ROOKIE MANAGER GOT HIS ASSED REAMED BY BOTH ATLANTA AND PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCERS. THE UMPIRES GOT INVOLVED BECAUSE OUR MANAGER WAS ASKING FOR TIME TO LET THE BULLPEN PITCHER WARM UP. THE UMPIRE RESPONDED , " YEAH , THAT'S NOT HOW THIS WORKS SON. " OUR MANAGER WAS WARNED BY THE LAGUE.

   TAKING A SHOWER AND I NOTICE MY SHOULDER IS SWELLED UP.  YEP , THAT SUPER HARD MASSAGE / CHIROPRACTIC SESSION I HAD A DAY AGO MADE IT EVEN WORSE NOW.  WHEN I WENT TO BED TONIGHT MY SHOULDER , NECK , AND ARM HURT PRETTY BAD. SLEEPING WAS HORRIBLE.

   OFF TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST. I LOVE HANGING WITH HER. I ALWAYS GET HASSLED BY EVERYONE FOR ASKING MY KIDS TO HELP ME BUT NOT ONLY DOES IT SAVE TIME BUT I UNBELIEVABLY OVER THE TOP ENJOY BEING WITH THEM. 

 STOPPED AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY TO PICK UP A NEW KEY LOCK BOX FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

   LOAD UP AND HEAD TO A FAMILY'S HOUSE.  WE CELEBRATED A SPECIAL EASTER BECAUSE MY FATHER-IN-LAW'S BIRTHDAY FALLS ON APRILS 1ST.  HOW FITTING FOR THIS. MY NEPHEW CAME UP WITH A GOOD IDEA BY FLOATING A BALLOON WITH A MESSAGE TO OUR PASSED FAMILY MEMBER. THE KIDS AND ADULTS SIGNED A NOTE AND ATTACHED IT TO THE BALLOON.  THE RELEASE WAS VIDEOED AND IT WAS A COOL MOMENT.  THE BALLOON DID A GOOD JOB OF FLOATING UP. ALL THE GIRLS ALSO WORE GOLD COINED NECKLACES GIVEN TO THEM FROM MY FATHER-IN-LAW. I WILL POST THE VIDEO AND PICS ON FACEBOK FOR THE FAMILY.

   A WONDERFUL DINNER OF MEATBALLS , SALAD , LASAGNA , AND GARLIC BREAD.  WE SAT AROUND AND TALKED , DRANK WINE , AND CHILLED.  A LITTLE TRUMP AND ROSEANNE TALK BUT MOSTLY LIGHT CONVERSATION.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH " GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ". THIS WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD MOVIE.

   A FAMILY MEMBER SLEEPS OVER TONIGHT AT OUR HOUSE.

  OFF TO BED BY 11PM AND I WAS EXHAUSTED. I SLEPT HORRIBLE DUE TO THE PAIN IN MY SHOULDER.

   OH , I FINALLY GET UP AND ITS SNOWING.....................AND SOMEONE LEFT OUR CAR DOOR OPEN ALL NIGHT. THE SILVER LINING...........I MENTIONED LAST NIGHT THAT CHOCOLATE WAS ON OUR SEAT. WELL , WITH THE DOOR OPEN ALL NIGHT AND SNOW PILING UP ON THE SEAT WITH CHOCOLATE I SCRUBBED IT OFF WITH A TOWEL NO PROBLEM.

   MONDAY        4 - 2 - 18

  VILLANOVA WINS 2ND CHAMPIONSHIP IN 3 YEARS.  THEY WERE CLEARLY THE BEST TEAM IN THE TOURNAMENT WINNING EVERY GAME BY DOUBLE DIGITS. HELICOPTERS WERE FLYING OVER OUR HOUSE AGAIN.  I EVEN GOT A CALL FROM MY MOM AT 12:15AM.   THIS WAS A FUN NIGHT AND MAN DID I PICK THE WRONG WEEK NOT TO DRINK ANY ALCOHOL.....DAMN IT !!  HAPPY FOR NOVA NATION !!

   THIS WAS A LONG AND SLIGHTLY NERVOUS DAY.

   SLEPT BAD AGAIN WITH SHOULDER HURTING.  UP AT 3AM I STARTED MY DAY. BY 6:45AM I HAD ALL WEBSITE STUFF DONE AND MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL.   OH , AND IT WAS SNOWING.

   SET-UP AN OLD COMPUTER IN THE MAIN ROOM. I HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY TIME I MAKE A NEW MONTHLY NAIL CALENDAR AND UPDATE THE RADIO SHOW. THIS MORNING IT WAS SENDING APRIL CALENDARS TO OUR PRINTER COMPANY CALLED PROFESSIONAL DUPLICATING IN BRYN MAWR.

  I MAKE BREAKFAST FOR A FAMILY MEMBER AND MYSELF.

  NEXT WAS HEADING TO THE NAIL LATE MORNING. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HELPED ME CLEAN AND STOCK BEER. I MET OUR BEER DELIVERY GUYS AND AFTER ABOUT 1 HOUR WE HAD EVERYTHING DONE.

  BACK HOME WE LOAD UP A DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE , TOOLS , CLOTHES , FOOD , AND THE PUP INTO THE VAN. I ADD A QUART OF OIL TO THE ENGINE.  I GIVE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW A RIDE HOME TO ALLENTOWN. I WAS 5 MINUTES INTO THE DRIVE AND MY VAN BEGINS TO RUN ROUGH. I WAS SO NERVOUS I CALLED WHEELS TO HAVE A TOW TRUCK AND INSURANCE AVAILABLE.

  I MAKE IT TO ALLENTOWN AND DROP OFF A FAMILY MEMBER. I WALK INSIDE AND HE IS GREETED BY MANY PEOPLE SAYING HELLO. I THOUGHT THAT WAS NICE. I RETURN TO THE VAN AND WALK THE PUP. HER PEEING MADE ME WANT TO PEE SO I DRIVE MY VAN ABOUT 2 BLOCKS AWAY AND PEED IN THE WOODS.

  BACK ON THE HIGHWAY THE VAN IS STILL RUNNING ROUGH BUT NOW I RUN INTO ANOTHER PROBLEM.........LOW ON GAS. I MEAN REAL LOW.  I HAD TO BE RUNNING ON FUMES AND LUCKILY MADE IT TO A SUNOCO AT A REST STOP OFF THE HIGHWAY.

  NEXT I DRIVE TO MY FAVORITE HOUSE AND 30 MINUTES LATER OUR VAN MADE IT. I RUBBED HER DASH BOARD AND THANKED HER.

   THE PUNCH LIST STUFF STARTS BUT I WANTED TO GET THE LARGE ARCADE GAME IN FIRST.  I MADE A STUPID MISTAKE AND LOADED THE MACHINE IN SIDEWAYS.  I QUICKLY DEDUCED THE ARCADE GAME WOULD NOT SLIDE ON TO MY DECK THROUGH THE GATE OPENING.  THIS WAS A MAJOR PROBLEM.  I SHOVELED OUT 2 INCHES OF SLUSH , SNOW , AND WATER FROM BEHIND THE VAN. MY SNEAKERS WERE SOAKED.  THE MACHINE WOULD NOT BUDGE. I LAID 2 PIECES OF WOOD PLANKS FROM THE STEPS TO THE GROUND BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT THE MACHINE TO FALL BACK AND INTO THE WATER. I COULD NOT SPIN IT SIDEWAYS SO THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING TO DO..........FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS WITH THE MACHINE FACING TOWARDS THE GROUND I LIFTED IT UPRIGHT AND OVER THE FUCKING DECK RAILING. SHOULDER PAIN WAS PIERCING DOWN MY ARM AND THE DOG LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS AN ASSHOLE...........WHICH I WAS.

   I MOVED AROUND ALL DAY DOING LITTLE STUFF. THE HOUSE LOOKS GOOD FROM THE LAST RENTERS WHICH WAS MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIENDS........THOUGH I HAD TO BUST HER A LITTLE BIT FOR SOME TRIVIAL STUFF THEY MISSED LIKE LEAVING A TV IN THE " Wii " MODE AND NOT EMPTYING THE DISHWASHER.

   SPENT SOME TIME BOOKING BANDS , TALKING ON THE PHONE WITH WHEELS , MY YOUNGEST , & BANDS , AND PLAYING WITH THE PUP. I ALSO HAD TO SHOVEL SNOW OFF THE FRONT OF THE DECK.

   OH , FIRST THING I DID WAS WHEEL THE ARCADE MACHINE INTO THE GAME ROOM. I WILL NOT TURN IT ON UNTIL IT REACHES A WARM TEMPERATURE IN THE ROOM. I TURNED THE THERMOSTAT ON AND WILL MOVE IT IN PLACE AND TEST IT TOMORROW.

   NEXT - SET UP A LADDER , REMOVE SHELVING AND BLANKETS , AND ENTER THE ATTIC. IT WAS A TOUGH SQUEEZE BUT I GOT THROUGH THE ATTIC ENTRANCE VIA A CLOSET CEILING ACCESS PANEL.  LET ME TELL YOU MY FAT IS LIKE A SQUID GOING INTO A MILK BOTTLE..........THE FAT GOES AHEAD OF ME AND WAITS UNTIL THE REST OF MY BODY ENTERS THE SPACE. MY FAT  WAITED FOR ME IN THE ATTIC AND  SAID , " WHERE THE HELL YOU BEEN  ? "

   AT 7:30PM , I THOUGHT IT WAS 6PM. I HAVE SOME CHEESE AND SALAMI ALONG WITH WATER.....YUM.

  BY 9:30PM , I WAS CHILLING WITH THE PUP AND WATCHING OUR VILLANOVA WILDCATS IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST MICHIGAN. I CALLED WHEELS TO TELL HER SOMETHING THAT THE PRODUCERS OF THE NETWORKS DID A CLEVER IDEA........BUT.  SOME OF MY NOTICES OF THE GAME : ( I MADE 'NOVA WIN )

  - TRU TV CHANNEL , TNT TV CHANNEL , AND TBS TV CHANNEL SPLIT THE GAME 3 WAYS WHICH I THOUGHT WAS VERY CLEVER AT FIRST. VILLANOVA FANS TUNED IN ON TRU TV WHICH WAS ALL 'NOVA ANNOUNCERS AND SUPPORT.  TRU TV WAS FOR THE MICHIGAN FANS , AND THE TBS CHANNEL WAS THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCERS.

  - AT FIRST I HAD TRU TV ON AND EVEN CALLED WHEELS TO TELL HER. I LIKED THE FAMILIAR VILLANOVA ANNOUNCER BUT HIS COLOR GUY WAS WAY WAY TOO BIAS TOWARDS VILLANOVA. I MEAN I AM A FAN BUT THIS GUY WAS OVER THE TOP BLAMING OFFICIALS FOR THE WRONG CALLS AND BAD PLAYS BY MICHIGAN. IT WAS JUST WAY TOO ONE SIDED. THE CATS WERE LOSING SO I DECIDED TO TUNE INTO TBS AND THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCERS WHO WERE VERY GOOD. I EVEN TEXTED WHEELS I WAS CHANGING TV STATIONS.  MY SUPERSTITION WORKED. VILLANOVA GOES ON A RUN AND IN THE 2ND HALF THEY RAN AWAY FROM IT.

  - NOVA SET A RECORD FOR MOST 3 POINTERS AND MOST POINTS IN A TOURNAMENT.

  - ONLY 3 OTHER TEAMS HAVE WON 2 TITLES IN 3 YEARS.

  NOVA WINS AND THE HELICOPTERS WERE FLYING OVER OUR HOUSE AGAIN. MY MOM EVEN CALLED AFTER MIDNIGHT.

   I POSTED A REALLY COOL PICTURE AND VIDEO OF OUR EASTER/BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE GET TOGETHER OF OUR MISSED FAMILY MEMBER.  THE PICTURE HAD ALL THE GIRLS WEARING THEIR GOLD NECKLACES GIVEN TO THEM FROM THE FAMILY MEMBER AND A VIDEO OF A BIRTHDAY BALLOON CARRYING MESSAGES TO THE HEAVENS. THE BALLOON IS WEIGHTED DOWN TOO MUCH AND THE GIRLS IN THE VIDEO SIGH OUT LOUD AS IT BARELY LIFTS OFF. THAN......AS AN INTERVENTION OF WIND AND SPIRIT BROUGHT A BREEZE AND LIFTED THAT BALLOON UP AND OVER THE TREES.  IT IS A SUPER COOL 10 SECOND VIDEO AND YOU HEAR THE GIRLS CHEER WHEN THE BALLOON RISES TO THE CLEAR BLUE SKY.  150 FAMILY MEMBERS VIEWED THIS VIDEO IN THE LESS THAN 3 HOURS.

   TUESDAY        4 - 3 - 18

  I THINK I WATCHED 5 " NIKITA " EPISODES TODAY. I WAS SICK OF WATCHING THE NEWS AND DOING SMALL PROJECTS SO I USED THE Wii AND NIKITA..........OH MAN THE THINGS I DO TO NIKITA.....FOR 30 SECONDS.

  SOME THINGS DONE :

 - SWITCHED OUT AND INSTALLED A NEW KEY LOCK BOX. THE ORIGINAL HAD A BROKEN " CLEAR " SWITCH. IT STILL WORKS SO WE MAY USE IT AT HOME OR AT THE NAIL.

 - FLIP FLOPPED THE SECTIONALS.  THE " NEW " SECTIONAL LOOKS GOOD BUT IS NOT COMFORTABLE WHEN LAYING DOWN. WHEN SITTINGG IT'S OKAY. I FIGURED MOST PEOPLE HANG OUT AT THE TV SO NOW THE BROWN SECTIONAL IS THERE. IT WAS NOT FUN MOVING THESE HEAVY OBJECTS. THE BROWN SECTIONAL IS SMALLER AND WAY MORE COMFY. ALSO , WE HAVE MUCH MORE ROOM TO MOVE AROUND THE COUCH AND ACCESS THE KITCHEN NOOK AND ITS BARSTOOLS.

 - VACUUMED AREAS UNDER SECTIONALS WHEN MOVING.

 - FIXED A LOOSE BEDROOM DOOR KNOB.

 - PLACED THE DIG DUG MACHINE INTO ITS SPOT BETWEEN MISSILE COMMAND AND MISS PACMAN.  I TESTED IT AND IT IS WORKING FINE.

 - MADE A SIGN TO HELP PEOPLE ACCESS REGULAR TV.

 - TRIED TO SWITCH OUT FIRE EXTINGUISHERS BUT NEED A CERTAIN STYLE BRACKET.

 - REPLACED A SMOKE ALARM BATTERY.  TOUGHEST BATTERY I EVER REPLACED.

 - RAN DISHWASHER AND EMPTIED IT. FOUND A CASSEROLE DISH I WAS LOOKING FOR. MY YOUNGEST LEAVING 4 CHOCOLATE FILLED COFFEE CUPS IN THE DISHWASHER WAS NOT APPRECIATED.

 - TOOK A LONG SHOWER ( 15 MINUTES ) TO TRY TO EASE PAIN IN SHOULDER.

 - WORKED ANOTHER 2 HOURS AND TOOK A JACUZZI TO TRY TO RELIEVE SHOULDER PAIN.

 - CHECKED TRAPS IN ATTIC.......NOTHING.

 - THROW SNOW BALLS AT A SQUIRREL.

 - CRAIGSLIST MAY BE STRIKING AGAIN. 

 - PLACED 2 WOOD PLANKS VERTICALLY ON DECK UNDER AWNING TO DRY.  THE AWNING COULD BE THE BEST THING WE EVER DONE UP HERE. IT KEEPS SNOW AND RAIN OFF THE MAIN PART OF THE DECK AND ALLOWS YOU TO GO OUTSIDE WHILE PRECIPITATION IS GOING ON.  OH , IT'S BEEN RAINING FOR 3 DAYS NOW.

   THERE WERE PLENTY OF OTHER ODD JOBS LIKE CLEANING AND CONSOLIDATING.  BY 7:30PM I WAS PLAYING ONLINE SCRABBLE & POKER AND WATCHING  SPORTS.

  WHAT KINDA SUCKED.  OUT OF THE 3 SPORTS I COULD ONLY WATCH THE 76ERS ON TV. THE FLYERS AND PHILLIES I HAD TO STREAM ON THE COMPUTER.

  PHILLY VS NEW YORK IN BEST OF 3.  FLYERS LOSE TO ISLANDERS , PHILLIES LOSE TO METS , AND 76ERS BEAT BROOKLYN. DID YOU NOW THE 76ERS HAVE WON 11 IN A ROW AND 20 OF THEIR LAST 21 ?

  FOR THE 2ND NIGHT I STRUGGLED WITH SLEEPING. THE GOOD THING IS I DID NOT HEAR ANY CRITTER MOVEMENT IN THE CEILING. I WILL CHECK THE TRAPS IN THE MORNING.

  THIS IS A VISUAL HUMOR STORY. STOP READING NOW BECAUSE IT IS A VISUAL OF ME NAKED. SERIOUSLY , YOU REALLY SHOULD NOT READ ANY MORE WITH THIS NEXT VISUAL STORY :

  OK....SHOULDER , NECK , ARM , AND FINGER TIPS ARE IN PAIN FOR 4 WEEKS NOW. I AM NOT HELPING BY CONTINUING TO MOVE HEAVY OBJECTS , NOT TAKING PAIN PILLS , AND GETTING A CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT BY HULK HOGAN. SO ..........I FIGURED THE JACUZZI COULD HELP A LITTLE.  I GET THE HOT WATER GOING AND FILL THE TUB. THIS TAKES ABOUT 8 TO 9 MINUTES SO I TAKE ALL MY CLOTHES OFF AND WALK AROUND THE 2ND FLOOR NAKED. I LOOK DOWN FROM THE BALCONY TO SAY HELLO TO THE PUP , STEP OUTSIDE ON TO THE BALCONY DECK TO FEEL THE TRUE COLD AIR ON MY ENTIRE BODY , AND THAN BACK INSIDE TO LOOK THROUGH THE BIG FRONT WINDOWS AT THE LAKE. I AM BIRTHDAY BOY NAKED AND IT FEELS DAMN GOOD WITH NO ONE WATCHING. THERE IS A CERTAIN FREEDOM OF BEING FULLY BUFF. I SEE A MIRROR AND I LOOK LIKE A NAKED ALFRED HITCHCOCK STANDING SIDEWAYS. IT DEPRESSES ME SO I GO BACK INTO THE JACUZZI BATHROOM. 

  CON'T - I SET THE TIMER FOR 35 MINUTES , SLIP INTO THE WATER LIKE A BABY HIPPO CHASING IT'S MOM  , AND ENJOY THE WATER'S WARMTH ALL OVER MY BODY AND EXTRA SKIN.  IT'S A REALLY GOOD FEELING BUT I NOTICE SOMETHING 2 MINUTES INTO BATHING. THERE ARE 6 JETS.....2 ON HIPS , 2 ON CALVES , AND 2 ON FEET. THIS IS NOT HELPING MY  SHOULDER PAIN SO I NEED TO SPIN AROUND IN THE TUB TO HAVE THE FEET JETS ON MY SHOULDER.  THIS IS WHERE THE VISUAL GETS PAINFUL AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND STOP READING RIGHT NOW. I TOLD THIS STORY TO WHEELS LAST NIGHT AND SHE HAD A COUGHING FIT AND HUNG UP ON ME.  IT AIN'T PRETTY PEOPLE.

  CON'T - LAYING ON MY BACK AND MOSTLY UNDER THE WATER I LIFT MY LEGS UP AND OUT OF THE WATER LIKE A SINKING TITANIC.  REMEMBER WHEN ONE END OF THE SHIP COMES COMPLETELY OUT OF THE WATER ? .....THIS IS ME. I BEGIN TO SLOWLY SPIN.  MY LEGS AND FEET ARE DANGLING OUT AND OVER THE OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE TUB. INCH BY INCH I AM MAKING A 180 DEGREE TURN.  THE ONE THING I DID NOT ANTICIPATE WAS THE HIP JET.  YES , THE JETS THAT FIRE POWERFUL STREAMS OF WATER AT YOUR HIPS WHEN LAYING IN THE TUB NORMALLY.  THIS WAS A CRUCIAL MISTAKE FOR AS I SPUN MY BODY MY BALLS STOPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE JET.  THE WATER FIRING OUT PUSHED MY BALLS SIDEWAYS TOWARDS THE BATHROOM DOOR AS MY BODY WAS GOING THE OPPOSITE WAY TOWARDS THE FEET JETS. SO THIS WAS 2 FORCES FIGHTING EACH OTHER. I WRITHED IN PAIN AND YELLED , " YEEEEEE  OWWWWW !!!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME !! " I AM NOW STUCK SIDEWAYS IN THE TUB WHILE MY BALLS AND ASSHOLE ARE BEING WATER CANNONED.  I WIGGLE AND FLOP LIKE A FISH TAKEN FROM THE LAKE. FINALLY MY BALLS PAST THE JET , THE PAIN RELINQUISHES , AND I SETTLE IN WITH MY SHOULDERS BY THE FEET JETS.  I QUICKLY FIND OUT THAT THE FEET JETS ARE TOO LOW IN THE TUB TO HIT MY SHOULDER.  I KNEEL UP AND GET OUT OF THE TUB.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE VISUAL. EVER HEAR OF WATER DISPLACEMENT ?  THIS IS WHEN YOU PUT SOMETHING INTO WATER AND IT WILL MAKE IT RISE BECAUSE THE WATER HAS NO WHERE TO GO.  THE SAME PRINCIPLE WITH GETTING INTO A TUB. WHEN YOU GET IN A TUB THE WATER WILL RISE SIGNIFICANTLY. WHEN YOU GET OUT OF THE TUB THE WATER WILL LOWER SIGNIFICANTLY. CAN YOU SEE WHERE I AM GOING WITH THIS ?  AFTER SUFFERING SACK & ANAL PAIN AND MY SHOULDER NOT HITTING THE FEET JETS I KNEEL AND SPIN IN THE TUB.  I STAND UP AND THE WATER LEVEL DROPS BIG TIME BELOW ALL THE JETS.............ALL WATER HELL BREAKS LOOSE !!!!.........AS WATER IS BEING CANNONED ON MY ASS , BACK OF BALLS , ASS CRACK , AND ON THE WALLS. I JUMP OUT OF THE TUB SLAMMING MY HEAD INTO THE BATHROOM DOOR AND FALL TO THE GROUND. I REACH UP TO THE TIMER SWITCH AND SPIN IT TO OFF. FOR A MOMENT , I LAID SIDEWAYS ON THE TILE FLOOR WITH ONE FOOT ON THE TOILET.

  WORST...........LUCK...........EVER.

   WEDNESDAY     4 - 4 - 18

   GOT WIND MUCH ?

   CONTINUED MY PUNCH LIST STUFF BUT ONE THING JUMPED BOTH THE PUP AND ME.  DOING MY NORMAL STUFF OF CLEANING , CONSOLIDATING , AND FIXING STUFF I TOOK A LATE LUNCH BREAK.  I HAD SOME CHICKEN SOUP AND SAT WITH THE PUP. WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.  BOTH OF US ARE KINDA NODDING OFF WHEN A LOUD THUMP MADE BOTH OF US JUMP OFF THE COUCH.  THE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS........THE HIGH WINDS WERE BLOWING THE TREES SIDEWAYS AND THE LEAVES LOOKED LIKE SOMEONE WAS USING A MASSIVE LEAF BLOWER. I NEVER SEEN 1000'S OF LEAVES FLYING ACROSS THE GROUND SO FAST. I LOOKED OUTSIDE AND A 4 FOOT BRANCH FELL ON OUR DECK.

  THE SILVER LINING WITH THE CONSISTENT HIGH WINDS ALL DAY WAS IT DRIED THE MUD AND SLUSH OF 3 DAYS OF SNOW AND RAIN. FINALLY IT WAS DRY TO WALK OUTSIDE AND THE SNOW HAD MELTED.  I DECIDED TO LEAF BLOW THE DECKS WHILE KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR FALLING BRANCHES. I COMPLETED IT AND STRAIGHTENED THE BENCHES AND TABLE AND IT LOOKED GOOD. I WRAP UP MY EXTENSION CORD AND PUT AWAY THE LEAF BLOWER.  5 MINUTES LATER .....................ANOTHER LOUD BANG.  A 2ND TREE LIMB FELL AND SMASHED ON THE DECK.

  WE DID LOSE POWER TWICE AND I THOUGHT ABOUT ROLLING HOME. BUT POWER WAS RESTORED IN LESS THAN 10 SECONDS. AS SOON AS THE POWER WAS LOST I SAID TO MYSELF , " WELP , THERE'S A REASON TO LOAD UP AND ROLL OUT. "  I WAS HESITANT IN LEAVING BECAUSE OF WEATHER , AFTER 5PM , AND MY VAN RUNNING SLUGGISH. I RATHER ROLL HOME IN THE MORNING IN CASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG. AT LEAST PEOPLE WILL BE WORKING LIKE TOW TRUCK DRIVERS AND INSURANCE AGENTS.

  OTHER PROJECTS WERE SCOTCH GUARDING THE NEW COUCH AGAIN , CHECKING MY TRAPS ( STILL NONE ) , WINDEXING ANY GLASS , FIXED A KITCHEN DOOR KNOB , SECURED AN OUTSIDE CABLE BOX DOOR , MACGYVERED ALL MINI BLINDS IN THE MAIN ROOM , CONSOLIDATED THE MUD ROOM , AND FLIPPED THE CANOES UPSIDE DOWN.

  I ALSO SPENT SOME TIME ON CRAIGSLIST , FACEBOOK , EMAILING BANDS , PHONE CALLS , AND PLAYING SOME GAMES.

  I THINK I CAN EDIT MY NAIL CALENDARS WITH MY COMPUTER. THIS WOULD BE A GOOD THING. I TESTED IT BY SENDING THE CALENDAR FROM MY OLD COMPUTER TO MY LAP TOP. I OPENED THE DOCUMENT AND COULD EDIT IT. WE WILL SEE NEXT MONTH WHEN I HAVE TO MAKE MAY CALENDARS.

  PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND LOOK HORRIBLE. ON THE OPPOSITE END THE 76ERS WON AGAIN AND LOOK GOOD.

  I WALK THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE AROUND 7:30PM. THE WIND SLOWED DOWN AND I FELT IT WAS SAFE. IT WAS A LITTLE COLD BUT STILL NICE TO BE OUTSIDE.

  I THINK IT IS TIME TO SCHEDULE A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT. THE PAIN IS JUST TOO MUCH AND I AM ENTERING MY 5TH WEEK.  SLEEPING IS EVEN WORSE THAN NORMAL.

  I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING MONK  , HOGAN'S HEROES , AND FAMILY GUY.  BY 11:30PM I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED.......ONLY TO WAKE UP AT 1AM , 2AM , 3AM , AND JUST STARTED WATCHING TV AGAIN. I WATCHED SOME POPULAR ANIMATED SHOW CALLED " RICK & MORTY ". I AM NOT SURE WHY THIS SHOW IS POPULAR.

   BY 5:30AM I DECIDED TO JUST GET MY DAY STARTED..........BLOW.

  THURSDAY    4 - 5 - 18

  THE WINDS SUBSIDE AND THE GROUND IS DRY.  I SPEND ONE LAST NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING I AM UP AND READY TO TREK HOME. I SLEPT BAD AND BY 4:30AM I WAS UP PREPPING FOR THE RIDE HOME. THIS WOULD BE A VERY LONG DAY.

   BY 8:30AM I HAD MY WORK DONE , HOUSE CLEANED , AND VAN LOADED.  THE PUP AND I HOP IN MY VAN AND GET ON THE ROAD. I STOP AT MCDONALDS TO PICK UP BREAKFAST SANDWICHES FOR WHEELS AND I. THE GIRL AT THE WINDOW WHO WAS ADORABLE AND HAD TO BE ABOUT 20 YEARS SAID TO ME , " NOW YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY. " I RESPONDED ,"AND YOU TOO ". SHE REPLIES , " WHY THANK YOU " AND STARES AT ME.  I THINK SHE WANTED MY BODY AND MORE CONVERSATION BUT THERE WAS ANOTHER CAR BEHIND ME.

  THE VAN MAKES IT HOME AND THAT IS A BLESSING IN ITSELF. UNLOAD A 100 THINGS AND DECIDE TO TAKE A NAP. I CAN BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I ASK WHEELS TO WAKE ME AT 12 NOON. SHE SAYS TO ME , " IT'S 11:50AM NOW. YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES ".  I FALL ASLEEP AND SHE WAKES ME UP AT 12:05PM.

  OFF TO COLLEGE TO GET OUR ELDEST.  A NICE RIDE HOME AND 2 CRAIGSLIST SELLERS FALL THROUGH. BOTH ARE DUMAS'S.

   WHEELS HEADS TO THE PHILLIES HOME OPENER. THEY WIN 5-0 AND SHE IS TREATED LIKE ROYALTY. FOOD , BOOZE , GIFTS , TREATS , HATS , LARGE BLANKET , CALENDARS , MEETING FAMOUS PEOPLE........BLA BLA BLA.

   WE ARRIVE HOME AND WAIT ONE HOUR TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST.  ME AND THE 2 KIDS GO TO A LOCAL DINER FOR LUNCH. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND I PLAYED WITH THE WAITRESS WHO WAS ADORABLE.  I ALSO MESSED WITH THE OWNER WHO WAS PRETTY COOL.  AFTER A GOOD MEAL MY YOUNGEST SAYS ," WE SHOULD DO THIS EVERY THURSDAY ".

  OH , MY ELDEST TELLS ME SHE IS GETTING A RABBIT FOR FREE FROM A FRIEND WHO DOESN'T WANT IT ANYMORE......OH JOY........FREE.  AND ANOTHER RODENT THAT EATS AND POOPS.

   ON THE WAY HOME WE DECIDE TO STOP AT " SMASH BURGER ". I ALWAYS WANTED TO CHECK THIS PLACE OUT.  OUR WAITRESS WAS CUTE AND WE WERE LEAVING SHE SAID ," HAVE FUN AT SMASH BURGER."  SHE WAS A PIECE OF ASS AND I THINK SHE WANTED TO GO WITH ME.....US.

  MORE WAITRESS......I SEE HER OUT THE WINDOW LEAVING AND I SAY TO THE KIDS ," THERE GOES OUR WAITRESS. AH MAN , THAT'S NOT FAIR. SHE SERVED US THE WHOLE TIME AND WON'T GET THE TIP. " SHE RETURNED AND WAS JUST MOVING HER CAR.  WORKERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARK IN THEIR OWN PARKING LOT.

  SMASH BURGER REVIEWS : REGISTER WAS SLOW BUT SERVICE WAS GOOD. FOOD - FRENCH FRIES NOT GOOD. SHAKES ARE VERY GOOD. DOUBLE ONION BURGER I TOOK HOME FOR LATER TESTING.

  BACK HOME THE KIDS PLAY WITH THE PUP. THEY ARE OVERJOYED TO SEE HER AND THE DOG RECIPROCATES WITH THE SAME ENTHUSIASM. IT WAS HILARIOUS TO SEE. THIS DOG GIVES US UNLIMITED JOY AND LAUGHTER EVERY DAY.......20 TIMES A DAY..........NO......50 TIMES A DAY.

  I WATCH SOME OF THE VILLANOVA PARADE.

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR 5 BANDS. I AM ALREADY TIRED SINCE I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM.  BY 6:30PM MY ELDEST COMES INTO BARTEND. THE FOOD , BOOZE , AND MUSIC BEGINS AT 7PM.

  AN OLD REGULAR STOPPED IN. I NICKNAMED HIM " GREEN HOUSE ". IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HIM.

   I MOVE THE BANDS PERFECTLY.  I WATCH THE FLYERS WIN A HUGE MONSTER GAME TO KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE.

   I HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT BUT LET MY ELDEST CLOSE WITH SOME REGULARS AND A DOORMAN.

   ARRIVE HOME AND RIGHT TO BED. I WAS SO DAMN TIRED. IT WAS GOOD TO BE IN MY OWN CRAPPY BED. MY YOUNGEST WAKES ME AT 6:15AM TO GO INTO SCHOOL LATER IN THE MORNING....FINE BY ME.

  OH , THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE & PICTURE OF MY YOUNGEST WINNING HER ART SHOW AT D.C.C.C. WAS PRETTY COOL. 20 SCHOOLS INVOLVED AND 120 ENTRIES. THE KID WINS AND I POSTED A PICTURE OF HER AND THE ARTWORK. OVER 120 FAMILY MEMBERS COMMENTED FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY......WITHIN 12 HOURS. NOW THAT IS DAMN COOL.

    FRIDAY       4 - 6 - 18

   NEW MEMBER TO THE FAMILY..........UGH........IT POOPS AND EATS AND THAT IS ABOUT IT.

   START MORNING UP EARLY AND DOING MY NORMAL CHORES.  BY 11AM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY.  PART OF THE BEER REQUESTED IS NOT IN YET.  I MEET THE GUYS AND STOCK SOME BEER AND CLEAN.

   OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER THERE. I GET A CALL FROM MY BEER DISTRIBUTOR THAT THE MISSING BEER IS NOW IN STOCK. THEY CAN DELIVER IT TO THE NAIL IN 20 - 30 MINUTES.

   BACK TO THE NAIL TO STOCK THE LIQUOR AND BEGIN CLEANING AND PREPPING. 45 MINUTES LATER THE 2ND BEER DELIVERY COMES. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL OF THE OWNER TO BRING IT. HE LIVES CLOSE AND LEFT WORK EARLY SO HE STOPPED BY HERE TO DROP OFF THE LAST ORDER.

   BACK HOME I TRY MY "SMASH BURGER ".  IT WAS A DAY OLD SO I GOOGLED HOW TO RE-HEAT A FAST FOOD BURGER.  THIS ACTUALLY WORKED..........REMOVE THE BUNS AND PLACE THE BURGER ON A PAPER PLATE. COVER WITH A DAMP PAPER TOWEL. RE-HEAT 35 SECONDS...........NOT BAD.

   I TRIED THE PRODUCT " SILK VANILLA ALMOND MILK ".  IT IS EXCELLENT AND TASTES LIKE A MILK SHAKE.

   THE KIDS AND WHEELS ARE UPSTAIRS. I HEAR GIGGLING AND I KNOW WHAT THIS IS..........OUR NEW COMPANION. OUR ELDEST TOOK A FRIEND'S RABBIT. YEP , ANOTHER EATING & POOPING MACHINE. THIS IS A HORRIBLE CHOICE BECAUSE THE KID GOES TO COLLEGE ALL WEEK SO GUESS WHO HAS TO TAKE CARE OF IT ? ANOTHER THING TO TAKE CARE OF , HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR , AND COSTS MONEY. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THE TIMING OF IT.

  WHEELS FIGHTING A WICKED COUGH FOR 2 WEEKS.  SHE MAKES A GOOD CALL AND DRIVES TO URGENT CARE. 2+ HOURS LATER SHE RETURNS WITH MEDS AND BRONCHITIS..........NICE.

   WE WATCH AN EXCITING 76ERS GAME. ONLY OUR PHILLY TEAMS CAN RUN A LEAD UP TO 30 POINTS , SET A 1ST HALF RECORD FOR MOST POINTS SCORE , AND BLOW THAT LEAD BACK DOWN TO ONE POINT. YES , LEBRON JAMES AND THE CAVS CAME ALL THE WAY BACK. IN FACT , WITH 1.7 SECONDS LEFT OUR IDIOT PLAYER FOULED JAMES FROM BEHIND THE 3 POINT CIRCLE.  JAMES WAS AWARDED 3 SHOTS AT THE FOUL LINE DOWN BY 3 POINTS. LUCKILY HE MISSED THE 2ND FREE THROW.  HE THAN , MISSED THE 3RD FREE THROW ON PURPOSE , AND A FELLOW PLAYER JUST MISSED TYING THE GAME ON THE TIP IN. I MUST ADMIT IT WAS A FUN GAME TO WATCH AND JAMES WAS VERY COOL TO OUR PLAYERS AFTER THE GAME.......COULD THIS MEAN SOMETHING FOR THE FUTURE ? BLOWING A 30 POINT LEAD WAS NOT FUN THOUGH. IF THEY LOST WE WOULD OF NEVER HEARD THE END OF IT.

  I WATCH A " NIKITA " AND ORDER A PIZZA FOR WHEELS.  IT IS DAMN CLOSE TO 7:30PM BY THE TIME SHE GETS HOME. I ALSO SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST FOR AWHILE TOO.

  WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". THIS SHOW REALLY IS CLIMBING THE TOP 5 FOR ME.

   OFF TO BED AROUND 11PM. I AM SUPER TIRED. I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL I GOT UP...........AT 3:15AM.

  IT IS NOW 4:30AM AND I AM FINISHING MY COMPUTER STUFF AND THIS WEBSITE..........BLOW.

   SATURDAY      4 - 7 - 18

   2PM - ME - " HEY WHEELS , WOULDN'T IT BE NICE IF THE FLYERS WON 4 OR 5 NOTHING SO US PHILLY FANS DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER ABOUT GETTING INTO THE PLAY-OFFS ?  "

   6PM - FLYERS 5 - RANGERS 0.  THE GOOD THING IS WE ARE IN THE PLAY-OFFS. THE BAD THINGS IS WE OPEN WITH THE PENGUINS.........................AND DONE.

   CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN - THE KIDS AND I TRAVELED TO SWARTHMORE COLLEGE TO MEET A REALLY NICE GUY AND HIS KIDS. HE KNEW THE NAIL WHICH MADE ME FEEL AT EASE WITH THIS PURCHASE. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE ONE LITTLE THING ABOUT OWNING THE NAIL...............EVERYONE KNOWS IT.  FOR A $100 I PURCHASED A 42" 2 YEAR OLD FLAT SCREEN TV WITH AN HDMI CABLE , REMOTE , ALL WIRES , AND THE WALL MOUNTING BRACKET.  THE GUY KNEW MUTUAL FRIENDS OF THE NAIL AND IT WAS FUN TALKING TO HIM.  HE WAS EVEN COOL DROPPING HIS PRICE FROM $175 TO $120 TO $100.

   KIDS AND I STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  IT WAS WONDERFUL HAVING THEM WITH ME. THEY ALWAYS HASSLE ME A LITTLE ( AND WHEELS ) ABOUT ME ASKING THEM TO COME WITH ME.  BUT EVERY TIME AND I MEAN EVERY TIME WE HAVE FUN.

   I TAKE THE KIDS TO THE COUNTRY SQUIRE FOR DINNER.  ACROSS THE BOARD THIS PLACE IS VERY GOOD......SERVICE IS EXCELLENT ( WE HAD A NICE WAITRESS WHO WAS A NURSE BACK IN HER DAY ) , HUGE FOOD MENU , BIG PORTIONS, UNLIMITED SODAS , AND PHENOMENAL DESERTS.  ALL OF IT WAS EXCELLENT.  THE KIDS ALWAYS ASK ME TO TELL THEM STORIES. TONIGHT........I TOLD MANY.

  BACK HOME I WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". THERE IS A CERTAIN ELEMENT THEY ARE TAKING WAY TOO FAR BUT IT WAS GOOD.  I HAVE 2 MORE EPISODES TO FINISH THE SERIES OVERALL.

  PHILLIES WIN AGAIN WITH A REMARKABLE SCORE OF 20 - 1. TWO GRAND SLAMS !! THIS MEANS WE WILL SCORE NO RUNS TOMORROW.  BUT HAPPY TO SEE THEM TURN IT AROUND FOR A 2 GAME WINNING STREAK.

  " MILLIE " VISITS US.  OUR ELDEST FRIEND CAME OVER WITH HER PUG / JACK RUSSELL MIX PUPPY. IT IS 7 MONTHS OLD AND HILARIOUS.  ALL OF US PLAYED WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THE THING IS PRETTY DARN ENTERTAINING.

   I MIGHT OF SET A RECORD FOR MOST EMAILS THIS PAST WEEK. MOST WERE ABOUT ME AND THE JACUZZI EXPERIENCE.

    WHEELS MAKES HER OWN VERSION OF CHICKEN SOUP........IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

    WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". IT REALLY IS A GOOD SERIES. I ATTEMPTED TO WATCH A 2ND EPISODE BUT FAILED HALF WAY INTO IT.........JUST TOO TIRED WAKING UP AT 3:30AM AND GOING TO BED AT 11:15PM.

  OH , RIGHT NOW I AM UP AT 4:15AM.  I WILL BE DONE COMPUTER STUFF AND WEBSITE BY 6AM OR LATER. I WILL ATTEMPT TO GO BACK TO SLEEP.......MAYBE.

  OH , ONE MORE THING , I HIT MY HOLY SHIT WEIGHT , TIME TO EAT SMART / DIET AGAIN. IT IS USUALLY NO BEER , BRANDY , OR BREAD. THIS WILL START ON MONDAY AFTER I CELEBRATE AN EASTER BRUNCH WITH MY FAMILY.

   SUNDAY     4 - 8 - 18

   I ASK 3 TIMES.........

   WHEELSTOCK MEMORIES.

  START THE DAY WITH WHEELS DOING SOME PAPER WORK , CANCELING A CREDIT CARD , CALCULATING OUR PAYMENTS ON EVERYTHING ( & TRYING TO PAY EXTRA TO KNOCK THEM DOWN QUICKER ) , AND DOING MY NORMAL ROUTINE.

  MY LUCK.......ELDEST TV IS NOT WORKING. IT SAYS " WEAK SIGNAL ". THIS JUST STARTED SO HERE IS WHAT I TROUBLE SHOT :

 1) INSTALLED A BOOSTER SIGNAL. DID NOT WORK.

 2) SET UP A 2ND TV TO TEST CABLE LINE AND CABLE BOX. STILL NO SIGNAL.

 3) SET UP 2ND BOX FROM THE BASEMENT TO HER TV. STILL NO SIGNAL.

 4) TRY OTHER ALTERNATIVE BOOSTER CABLES AND NEW CABLES. DID NOT WORK.

 5) UP AND DOWN THE BASEMENT 10 TIMES FROM THE UPSTAIRS. TRIED BOOSTER SIGNALS ON THE MAIN CABLE COMING IN THE HOUSE. DID NOT WORK.

 6) REMEMBER I REMOVED A CABLE LINE FROM AN ART ROOM WHERE MY COUSINS SLEPT WHEN VISITING LAST WEEKEND. YEP , I REMOVED A " FEED " TO MY KIDS ROOM FOR HER TV. PROBLEM FIXED......1+ HOUR LATER AND WALKING UP AND DOWN STEPS 50 TIMES.

  TOOK A  SHOWER BECAUSE OF MY WORKOUT OF GOING UP AND DOWN STEPS 50 TIMES. I SMELLED LIKE ASS.

  WATCHED A " NIKITA ". I HAVE ONE MORE TO GO.

   STOP AT THE NAIL WITH THE KIDS TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  A BIG THANKS TO SMARTY PANTS FOR DROPPING OF A VIDEO OF WHEELSTOCK 1999. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT AND POSSIBLY EDITING AND TRANSFERRING IT TO DVD. I FEAR THE QUALITY MAY BLOW.

   OFF TO MY PARENTS HOUSE TO PICK THEM UP.  KINDA BUMMED THAT WHEELS COULD NOT MAKE THIS BIG FAMILY DINNER IN NEW JERSEY.  I THINK IT WAS THE RIGHT CALL BECAUSE WE HAD LITTLE BABIES AND KIDS AT THE RESTAURANT. SHE IS STILL FIGHTING BRONCHITIS.

  STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE TO FIX A RAILING AND DROP OFF A BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM 2 MONTHS AGO.

    EASTER DINNER WITH THE FAMILY.

   GET PARENTS AND HEAD TO " HARVEST GRILL RESTAURANT " IN MOORESTOWN MALL. IT IS RIGHT OVER THE BRIDGE AND EASY TO GET TO.  OUR FAMILY WAS CELEBRATING EASTER SINCE MOST OF US WERE BUSY EASTER DAY. HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS :

 - THE JOKES AND LAUGHTER WERE PRETTY MUCH CONSISTENT ALL DINNER........MOST ABOUT ME BEING FAT AND BALD.

 - LOVED SEEING THE KIDS THERE. ONE FAVORITE IS MY NIECE. THIS KID IS SO DAMN ADORABLE AND I PLAYED WITH HER.

 - A PRIVATE ROOM THAT HOLDS 48 PEOPLE WITH A BIG SCREEN TV AND GLASS WALL. BEHIND THE GLASS WALL WAS OUR OWN PRIVATE KIDS ROOM CONNECTED TO THE BIG ROOM WHICH IS KINDA COOL. YOU COULD BE SEPARATED BUT SEE THE KIDS 2 FEET AWAY WITH SLIDES , PILLOW CHAIRS , SMALL SOCCER LIKE BALLS , TV WITH CARTOONS ON , STUFFED ANIMALS , PLASTIC TUBES TO SLIDE THROUGH , SMALL KID COUCHES , BOARD GAMES , LARGE RINGS TO MAKE BUBBLES , SAND BOX WITH PLASTIC BALLS ( NO SAND ) , SUPER SMALL SLICES OF PIZZA , AND MORE.  ALL OF IT WAS QUITE CLEVER. MY BROTHER AND WIFE REALLY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE THE KIDS HAVE FUN.

 - THE FOOD WAS DECENT TO GOOD.  THE RESTAURANT FOCUSES ON ALL HEALTHY ITEMS ON THEIR MENUS. I PREFER GREASE AND FATTY STUFF BUT MY SALAD AND GRILLED PORK WITH FRUIT & SWEET RICE WAS GOOD. THE KIDS FELT ABOUT THE SAME WITH THEIR ENTREES. DESERTS WERE SMALL DOUBLE SHOT GLASSES OF DIFFERENT CUSTARDS.....PEANUT BUTTER , CHOCOLATE , KIWI LIME , AND OTHERS. THEY WERE GOOD. MY FAVORITE , WHICH I COULD NOT BELIEVE , WAS ROASTED GARLIC ASPARAGUS. IT WAS EXCELLENT BUT PEEING LATER WILL REMIND ME OF IT ( NOT SURE IF MOST PEOPLE WILL GET THAT JOKE ).

 - IT IS VERY RARE TO GET THE WHOLE FAMILY TOGETHER BECAUSE WE ARE SO MANY. ALL BUT ONE FAMILY DIDN'T MAKE IT WHICH SUCKED BECAUSE WE ROARED LAUGHED THE WHOLE DAMN TIME.

 - A FAMILY MEMBER TELLING OF THEIR EXPERIENCES IN CUBA. A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WITH HARSH RULES LIKE A COUPLE CAN NOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY TOGETHER......JUST ONE AT A TIME ( IF YOU DON'T RETURN YOUR SPOUSE GETS SHOT - CAN'T NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY OFF-COLOR JOKES WERE TOLD AFTER THAT FACT ) , AT 18 YEARS OLD YOU MUST JOIN THE MILITARY , AT 19 YEARS OLD YOU MUST GO TO SCHOOL OR MILITARY , NO SPEAKING SPANISH , NO TALKING POLITICS , AND 4 TV CHANNELS.....ALL GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED. THERE WAS MANY INTERESTING TOUGH REGULATIONS BUT THEY SAID THE COUNTRY WAS BEAUTIFUL......IF YOU DIDN'T GET SHOT.

 - TALKING SUPER HERO MOVIES. MOST OF MY FAMILY SEEN THEM ALL AND MAN DO THEY REMEMBER THE ONE LINERS AND DEPICT THEM.

 - I SHOULD OF SAID SOMETHING. MY KIDS ALWAYS BUST ON ME FOR HAVING AN OPINION OR SUGGESTION LIKE WHEN DRIVING I WOULD SAY , " HEY KID, CAREFUL THERE IS A CAR BACKING OUT BEHIND YOU. " OF COURSE MY KID WOULD RESPOND SARCASTICALLY.....I KNOW I KNOW I SEE IT.......JEEZ. " WELL , WE HAD 2 PIECE OF ASS WAITRESSES. ONE DECIDED TO CARRY WAY TOO MANY DISHES. I SAID TO MYSELF , " I SHOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT ADDING 3 MORE DISHES TO HER ALREADY PILED HIGH ARMFUL OF DIRTY DISHES. " I DECIDED NOT TO.....ANNNNNNNND.........DISHES FALL AND HIT MY ELDEST IN THE ARM AND MY YOUNGEST ON THE LEG. I GUESS I AM GLAD I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE OF 2 REASONS. 1 - IT WOULD OF REALLY EMBARRASSED THE GIRL EVEN MORE AND 2 - I WOULD NOT GOT SUCH A GREAT LOOK AT HER TITS HANGING OUT WHEN PICKING UP ALL THOSE DISHES ON THE FLOOR. YES, I HAVE NO LIFE.

  - SILLY JOKES..........YES A FAMILY MEMBER DOES TELL JOKES. THEY ARE ALWAYS FUN FOR THE GROUP BUT WHAT CRACKS ME UP IS ONE SISTER-IN-LAW ABSOLUTELY ROARS LAUGHS AT THESE SILLY JOKES WHICH MAKES THEM EVEN FUNNIER.

  - LITTLE DID I KNOW ABOUT TEXTING. I TEXT TO MY DOOR MAN , " PLZ RE-OPEN. "  MY KID SEES MY TEXT AND SAYS , " WOW , YOU'RE REALLY SERIOUS ".  I SAY , " WHAT DO YOU MEAN ? "  SHE RESPONDS , " YOU PUT A PERIOD ( . ) AFTER THE WORD ' RE-OPEN ' ".  OH MY GOD DID THIS OPEN A WHIRL WIND OF JOKES , LAUGHING , AND YELLING. IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT.

 A) THE KIDS TESTED ALL THE ADULTS WHAT ABBREVIATIONS MEAN LIKE " L O L ". THIS IS AN EASY ONE MEANING LAUGH OUT LOUD. "  WELL , LET'S JUST SAY THE KIDS WERE SERIOUS WITH TESTING US ADULTS BUT WE WERE RATED " R " WITH OUR RESPONSES.  ONE SEMI-EASY ONE WAS " T B H " WHICH IS " TO BE HONEST ".  BUT SOME ANSWERS WERE " TO BANG WHORES ( TECHNICALLY NOT AN " H " ) " , TO BANG HINEYS " , AND " THIS BETTER HURT ".  THE LAUGHS WERE ROARING THE WHOLE TIME.

 - I GAVE OUT PHILLIES OPENING DAY MAGAZINES. ALSO SHOWED THE ARTICLE OF OUR YOUNGEST WINNING HER ART COMPETITION. OVER 20 HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED AND 140 ENTRIES WERE CHOSEN. WHAT SURPRISED ME IS MOST OF THE FAMILY SAW THE ARTICLE ALREADY ON FACEBOOK.

 - BABIES WERE ADORABLE AND I CAN'T BELIEVE MY NEPHEWS ARE FATHERS. WHERE DID THE TIME GO BUT THEY SEEMED REALLY GOOD WITH THEIR KIDS. BOTH NEPHEWS SPENT SHARING TIME WITH THEIR BABIES WITH THEIR WIVES.

  - MY BROTHER & WIFE PAID FOR THE WHOLE DINNER. I DID NOT LIKE THIS PART OF IT AND DID NOT THINK IT WAS FAIR SO I OFFERED $200 3 TIMES. I TOLD MY BROTHER , " I AM GOING TO OFFER $200 3 TIMES TO YOU. " EACH TIME HE SAID " NO ".  SO ..........OUR 3PM DINNER WAS FREE.

  THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD TIME AND IT WAS NICE LAUGHING AND CHILLING WITH EVERY ONE.

  DROP MY PARENTS OFF AND STOP BY A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF EASTER GIFTS. MY KIDS AND I DECIDED TO GO WITH THEIR FAMILY TO A LOCAL ICE CREAM PARLOR. HEY....IT WAS FREE.  IT WAS A GOOD TIME AND I REALLY LIKE BEING WITH MY YOUNG NEPHEWS. THEY ALWAYS CRACK ME UP WITH THEIR 100 QUESTIONS AND SILLY JOKES.

  ROLL HOME AND PAST THE NAIL.  A NICE LITTLE GROUP TO SEE WRESTLEMANIA 2018.

  OH , MY BROTHER HAS A PINCHED NERVE LIKE ME. HE TOLD ME TO GET STEROID PACKETS FOR THE PAIN. I ASKED HIM , " HOW LONG DID YOU GO BEFORE GONG TO THE DOCTOR ? " HE SAID , " 5 DAYS. " I RESPONDED , " DAMN IT , I'M GOING ON 5 WEEKS.

   WE BRING WHEELS HOME A SALMON ENTREE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS REALLY NICE OF MY BROTHER AND WIFE TO DO.

  THE KIDS SETTLE IN WHILE WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  BY 11PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

  SPORTS :

  - PHILLIES NEW MULTI MILLION DOLLAR PITCHER JAKE ARRIETA BLOWS. THEY LOSE 6 -3.

  - FLYERS START PLAYOFFS ON WEDNESDAY AGAINST THE PENGUINS. THEY HAVE LOST ALL 4 GAMES AGAINST THEM THIS SEASON. I PREDICT FLYERS LOSE 4 - 1 IN THE BEST OF 7 SERIES.

  - 76ERS HOLD #3 SEED. WHAT WOULD SUCK IF WE HAVE LEBRON JAMES AND THE CAVALIERS IN THE 1ST ROUND.

  OFF TO BED AT 11:30PM WHERE I WOKE UP AT 1AM. I WAS SO PISSED. I HAD NO ALCOHOL AT HOME TO START MY LIMITED BOOZE DIET. TOMORROW I WILL START EATING BETTER. MAN , HAVE I BEEN ON A WHIRL WIND OF FOOD CONSUMPTION.  DAMN SMASH BURGER.

     MONDAY       4 - 9 - 18

   SLEPT OKAY AND THE SHOOTING PAIN SUBSIDED ABOUT 50%. I AM THINKING THIS COULD BE THE START OF THIS FINALLY HEALING.

   WHEELS AND I SPEND 2 HOURS CALLING CREDIT CARD COMPANIES TO TRY TO GET BETTER RATES AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TRANSFERRING DEBT TO ANOTHER CARD WITH 0% INTEREST. THIS COULD SAVE SUBSTANTIAL MONEY. WE GOT DENIED ON 2 OUT OF 3. WE WILL FIND OUT IF WE GET DENIED BY THE 3RD COMPANY NEXT WEEK.  FUNNY..........WE GET CREDIT CARDS IN THE MAIL EVERY WEEK AND THROW THEM OUT. NOW , WHEN WE WANT ONE WE GET THROWN OUT.

  I WATCH THE SERIES FINALE OF " NIKITA ".  3 SEASONS HAD 22 EPISODES EACH AND THE 4TH SEASON ONLY HAD 6 EPISODES. WELL , I WATCHED THE 4TH SEASON 6TH EPISODE TODAY AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. KINDA SAD TO SEE IT FINISHED.

  STARTED MY EATING HEALTHY PLAN AGAIN. I STEPPED ON THE SCALE AND I WAS NOT AS HEAVY AS I THOUGHT. I AM SLIGHTLY UNDER A BABY ELEPHANT'S WEIGHT.  A SMOOTHIE FOR BREAKFAST , SOUP AND SALAD FOR LUNCH , AND A CLEAR VODKA WITH SODA WATER & LIME FOR A LATE LATE NIGHT DINNER. I DID SAMPLE SOME MAC & CHEESE WEDGIES WHILE I WAS COOKING AT THE NAIL TONIGHT....BUT ONLY A COUPLE.

   A 1999 WHEELSTOCK VIDEO SURFACES !!! -  IT BROUGHT BACK WONDERFUL MEMORIES. 

  WHEELSTOCK DEFINITION - A 4 DAY FREE EVENT AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. BREAKFAST , LUNCH , DINNER , BEER , BOOZE , AND BANDS WERE ALL FREE. THIS MASSIVE PARTY WITH 40+ CAMP FIRES , 30+ KEGS , FIREWORKS , BEER PONG TOURNAMENTS , HORSE SHOE COMPETITIONS , CANOEING , AND MIDNIGHT WALKS TO SEE THE GLOWING MUSHROOMS WILL NEVER BE DUPLICATED.  THIS COLOSSAL EVENT THROWN BY THE NAIL FOR FREE TO SAY THANKS TO OUR PATRONS WAS SOMETHING TO BE A PART OF.

 HERE'S WHAT I SAW ON THIS VIDEO :

 - 95% WAS THE BAND SMARTY PANTS WHO ARE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. THEY PERFORMED SONGS VIAGRA , NON SENSE MAN , ALCOHOL , POT HEAD , HEY NICOLE , HAND JOBS FOR THE BAND , GUYS WITH BIG TITS , WHITE TRASH , WELFARE LINE , BEER MUSCLES , AND LEAD SINGER ANYTHING DOES A WONDERFUL 'A CAPPELLA' OF " IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN ".

 - MOST OF THE ONE HOUR VIDEO WAS THE BAND SMARTY PANTS AND SHOT IN THE DARK. MEMBERS DAVE M. , CHRIS S. , STEVIE C. , AND LEAD SINGER ANTHONY REALLY PUTTING ON A HECK OF A SET.

 - POWERCHUCK BAND IS SEEN SETTING UP AND FOLLOWING SMARTY PANTS.

 - FOR BRIEF SECONDS I SAW PIDGEON , HABE , FINIZ , GRAMMY , MIKE I. , JOE M. & WIFE , SCOTTY M , AND FORMER BARTENDER DIANE ( DANCING & PLAYING BEER PONG )

 - NEAR THE END OF THE VIDEO WHEELS AND I SAY SOME VERY BRIEF WORDS THANKING EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED WHEELSTOCK 1999.

  1999 WAS THE 2ND ANNUAL WHEELSTOCK AND THE ATTENDANCE WAS AROUND 80 PEOPLE. BY 2006 IT GREW TO 438 PEOPLE. YEARS TO COME BANDS LIKE STILTWALKER , NOOSPHERE , ANDROMEDA , SWEET FEAR , AND MANY MORE PLAYED.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THE OPEN BLUES STARTED AT 8:15PM AND HAD ONE PERSON IN ATTENDANCE. I AM THINKING I WILL BE HOME BY  10PM. BUT THAN THE FLOOD GATES OPENED WITH PEOPLE POURING IN , FOOD ORDERS BEING TAKEN , AND JIM BEAM VISITING ALL NIGHT. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST OPEN BLUES NIGHT I CAN REMEMBER.

 WATCHED THE PHILLIES BREAK A TIE AND WIN ON AN 8TH INNING HOME RUN BY WILLIAMS. THE BULLPEN HELD AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE UNTIL I FOUND OUT THE REDS ARE 2 - 7.

  ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT. NO MORE SNACKS AT THIS TIME. I DID MAKE A CLEAR VODKA & SODA WATER WITH EXTRA LIMES. I EVEN BROUGHT FRESH CUT LIMES HOME WITH ME. I STARTED WATCHING " THE DEFENDERS " AND STOPPED AFTER 20 MINUTES. I WAS TOO TIRED AND I NOTICED I DID WATCH THIS BEFORE AND DIDN'T LIKE IT. I WILL GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE ANOTHER DAY.

  OFF TO BED AND SLEPT BAD.

  ( TUESDAY MORNING ) I FINALLY GAVE IN TO THE PAIN. AFTER A WONDERFUL DINNER SUNDAY AFTERNOON I TALKED TO MY BROTHER WHO HAD A PINCHED NERVE FOR 5 DAYS. HE TOLD ME TO GET ATTENTION RIGHT AWAY.  THE URGENT CARE CENTER GAVE HIM STEROID PACKETS FOR THE PAIN.  WELL , AT 5:15AM TUESDAY MORNING , I DECIDED 5 WEEKS IS TOO LONG.  I SLEPT HORRIBLE AND THE PAIN INCREASED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. I SHOWERED , GOT DRESSED , AND DROVE TO URGENT CARE WHICH IS ONLY 3 MINUTES AWAY.

    OH , I THOUGHT URGENT CARE WAS OPEN 24/7. THIS IS NOT TRUE. THEY ARE OPEN FROM 9AM TO 9PM. DROVE BACK HOME TO START MY DAY......WORST ............LUCK.........EVER.  BLOW.

    TUESDAY      4 - 10 - 18

  DRIVE MY KID TO SCHOOL AND RETURN HOME.  I GET MOST OF MY STUFF DONE IN THE MORNING. BY 9AM I AM HEADING BACK TO URGENT CARE WHICH I VISITED EARLIER AT 5:15AM.

   ARRIVING EARLY IS A SMART THING. BASICALLY I WAS THE ONLY ONE THERE. SO EVERYONE GAVE ME ATTENTION.  THE FEMALE DOCTOR GREW ON ME AND I LIKED HER BY THE END. THE DIAGNOSIS IS SLOW TREATMENT SINCE I WAITED 5 WEEKS.  THINK OF IT AS SHIFTING THROUGH GEARS ON A MOTORCYCLE.  WE WILL START WITH FIRST GEAR AND GO FROM THERE. NO REASON TO GO RIGHT TO 6TH GEAR.

  AFTER SOME PRELIMINARY TESTS I WAS GIVEN A NEEDLE. THE CUTE NURSE SAID THIS WILL HURT ALITTLE SO SHE ASKED WOULD YOU LIKE IN YOUR ASS OR ARM. SHE DIDN'T SAY " ASS " BUT THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS DROPPING MY PANTS TO LET THIS CUTE NURSE SEE MY GORILLA RED HAIRY FLOWER ASS SO I SAID LET'S DO IT IN THE ARM.  I ALSO SAID GIVE ME THE NEEDLE IN THE HURTING ARM. SHE DID. AFTER THE SHOT SHE SAID I CAN PULL MY PANTS UP NOW.

  NEXT WAS X-RAYS.  ABOUT 12 SHOTS OF ME AND THE DOCTOR ALLOWED ME TO SEE THE X-RAY SHOTS AFTER THE EXAMINATION. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I LOOKED THIN IN A PHOTO. SHE ALSO PUT A HEAT PACKET ON MY SHOULDER WHICH FELT GOOD. SHE RECOMMENDED A HOT MOIST TOWEL FOR THE FUTURE. THE DOCTOR GAVE ME A SUBSCRIPTION AND EVERYONE WAS COOL.

  OFF TO RITE-AID TO PICK UP MY MEDS. ONE BOTTLE OF " MELOXICAM " FOR MUSCLE PAIN AND ONE BOTTLE OF " CYCLOBENZAPRINE " FOR MUSCLE SPASMS OR MUSCLE RELAXER.

  BACK HOME I WAS TOLD TO REST AND DO NO HEAVY LIFTING FOR ONE WEEK. THESE SUGGESTIONS WOULD LAST ABOUT 4 HOURS.

  I WATCHED " THE DEFENDERS " EPISODE 1. I FELL ASLEEP THE FIRST TIME AND FINISHED IT TODAY. IT WAS OKAY. I STARTED A 2ND EPISODE LATE LAST NIGHT AND FELL ASLEEP SO I FINISHED THAT TODAY. I MUST ADMIT IT DID GET BETTER. I WILL ALSO GIVE THE TV SERIES " LUKE CAGE " A SHOT TOO.  WHAT IS KINDA COOL WITH " THE DEFENDERS " IS 4 SUPER HEROES ( JESSICA JONES , LUKE CAGE , IRON FIST , AND DARE DEVIL ) AND ALL THEIR SUB CHARACTERS FROM THEIR INDIVIDUAL TV SERIES ARE IN IT. KINDA LIKE AN ALL-FOR-ONE TV SHOW.

  LOAD UP MY VAN WITH TOOLS.

  OH , CONTINUED MY EATING HEALTHY KICK WITH NO BEER OR BRANDY SO FAR AND A HEALTHY BREAKFAST AND DINNER.  THE BIG KEY IS NOT HAVING ANY LATE NIGHT SNACKS WHEN I GET HOME.

   AT THE NAIL I BEGIN THE PROCEDURES TO HANG OUR " NEW " 42 INCH TV.  I COMPARED SIZES TO THE ONE I HUNG SEVERAL MONTHS AGO BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO HANG THE SMALLER TV CLOSEST TO THE STAGE. BUT , IT ENDS UP THEY WERE THE SAME SIZE.  SO , OVER 2 HOURS I HUNG THE TV , VACUUMED , AND WIPED DOWN EVERYTHING I COULD SEE. OF COURSE , I RAN INTO A BIG PROBLEM WHEN I TUGGED ON THE CABLE LINE REALLY HARD ( NOT GOOD FOR MY SHOULDER ) AND SNAPPED THE LINE IN HALF. YES , I AM THAT FAT TO BREAK A COAXIAL CABLE LINE IN HALF. NOW I NEEDED TO GO UP INTO THE CEILING AND FIND THE BROKEN END , REPAIR IT , AND RUN IT TO THE AREA I WANTED THE TV. JESUS CHRIST ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING. ME STANDING ON THE TOP RUNG OF A 5 FOOT LADDER IS NOT SMART EITHER.

  THE 42" FLAT TV GETS HUNG AND IT LOOKS 10X BETTER THAN THE LITTLE FAT 13" TV ON A SWIVEL SHELF THAT STICKS OUT WAY TOO FAR FROM THE WALL. NOW WE HAVE TWO 42" FLAT SCREEN TV'S THAT AT LEAST LOOK RESPECTABLE AND UP TO DATE. OH , AND BRINGING DOWN THE OLD TV AND LIFTING UP THE NEW TV TO HANG TO THE WALL BRACKET WAS NOT FUN NOR GOOD FOR MY SHOULDER.

  CLEAN UP AND LOAD UP.  I WAS PRETTY PLEASED ON HOW EVERYTHING LOOKED.

  WHAT WOULD YOU DO WHEN TRYING TO EAT HEALTHY AND LIMIT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ?

  A) GO TO THE PHILLIES GAME FOR FREE.  V.I.P. PARKING , PRIVATE DINNER , PRIVATE SUITE , BAR , TV'S , COUCHES , IN & OUTDOOR SEATING , DESERTS , FOOD , MEET BASEBALL PLAYERS , MEET THE PHILLIES BRASS , AND OPEN BAR.

  B) GO TO THE NAIL TO WORK AND HAVE BRUSSEL SPROUTS FOR DINNER.

  MAN , I MUST BE AN IDIOT AND REALLY SPOILED BECAUSE THE $1,000 GOLDEN TICKET I PASSED ON. SEE YA AT THE NAIL FOR THE FLYERS PLAYOFF GAME ALONG WITH THE 76ERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

  PHILLIES WIN BEHIND NOLA PITCHING AND  A GRAND SLAM BY SCOTT KINGERY. THEY MOVED THEIR RECORD TO .500................OR 5 - 5.

  76ERS WITH ANOTHER WIN TO KEEP THEIR STREAK ALIVE. THEY HAVE ONE LAST GAME AT HOME AND IT WILL BE TOUGH. IF THEY BEAT THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS THEY CLINCH A #3 SEED AND A HOME PLAYOFF 1ST ROUND SERIES.

  BACK HOME I JUST WENT RIGHT TO BED. I MADE A VODKA , RASPBERRY SODA WATER , AND 3 LIME DRINK. I TOOK A MUSCLE RELAXER AND I THINK I SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT. I GOT UP AROUND 6:15AM TO GET MY KID OFF TO SCHOOL. THAN BACK TO BED AND I SLEPT UNTIL 10AM.  I FELT GROGGY BUT I GUESS GETTING SLEEP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME IS A GOOD THING.

   WEDNESDAY      4 - 11 - 18

   FLYERS SHOULD OF ASKED NICK FOLES TO PLAY FOR THEM. HE COULD OF DROVE THE TEAM IN THE FINAL MINUTES FOR A TOUCHDOWN AND TIE THE GAME AGAINST THE PENGUINS. FLYERS LOSE GAME 1 IN THE PLAYOFFS 7 - 0.........BLOW. THIS WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH. THIS WAS THE WORST PLAYOFF LOST IN PHILLY HISTORY.

   PHILLIES BLOW LEAD IN THE 9TH INNING BUT WIN IN THE 12TH 4 - 3.  A GOOD THING WAS GETTING OUT OF AN INNING 3 - 3 WITH ONE OUT AND MEN ON 2ND AND 3RD.  HERRERA STEALING A HOME RUN WAS ANOTHER BIG KEY TO THE WIN. KINGERY SAC FLY WON THE GAME. PHILLIES IMPROVE THEIR RECORD TO 6 - 5.

   76ERS WIN AGAIN. THE PLAYOFF BOUND BUCKS GOT SMOKED AND THIS GAME WAS OVER IN THE 1ST QUARTER.  THE 76ERS HAD LEADS AS HIGH AS 40 POINTS. FULTZ YOUNGEST PLAYER EVER TO GET A TRIPLE DOUBLE. THE TEAM MOBBED HIM WHICH WAS COOL TO SEE. 76ERS FACE MIAMI IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS WHICH THEY SPLIT 2 - 2 DURING THE SEASON.

  A FAMILY MEMBER CALLING ME IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING.

   THE FIRST NIGHT ON MEDS AND GETTING AN INJECTION I HAD ONE OF THE BEST NIGHT'S SLEEP. WELP , THAT IS LONG GONE.  TONIGHT I SLEPT IN PAIN AND HORRIBLE.

   TRIED FIXING OUR FRIDGE WHICH HAD 2 PROBLEMS. 1 - THE ICE MAKER ONLY MAKES CRUSHED ICE.  I HAVE FIXED THIS BEFORE. SO I FIXED THIS AGAIN.  2 - NO WATER OUT OF THE FRONT ACCESS.  I HAD TOOLS AND THE FRIDGE PULLED OUT. I THINK IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE WATER VALVE IN THE BACK.

   WHEELS HEADS TO ANOTHER PHILLIES GAME AND HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME. 

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL. I TEXT OUR YOUNGEST EVERY SO OFTEN ALONG WITH CLEANING AND STOCKING. I ALSO BOOKED SOME BANDS AND MADE SOME NEW CONTACTS. I ALSO FOUND MYSELF STARING AT THE " NEW" TV I HUNG YESTERDAY.  MAN , WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

  BACK HOME WE PLAY WITH THE PUP AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE DEFENDERS ".  IT WAS GOOD AND THE SERIES GOT BETTER AFTER EPISODE 1.

   MADE MYSELF A NIGHTCAP BUT AGAIN NO BEER OR BRANDY. THIS IS PRETTY TOUGH BUT I AM TRYING TO STICK TO THE GAME PLAN OF NO BEER , BRAND , OR BREAD. ANOTHER ADDED THING IS ABSOLUTELY NO LATE NIGHT SNACKS AT ALL. SO FAR SO GOOD. 

   OFF TO BED AND LIKE I WROTE ABOVE......SLEPT HORRIBLE.

  THURSDAY      4 - 12 - 18

    SEEMS THIS WAKE UP EARLY AND THAN GO BACK TO SLEEP AFTER I GET MY KID OFF TO SCHOOL HELPS A LITTLE. UP AT 5AM AND THAN BACK ASLEEP BY 7:15AM.  UP AGAIN BY 9:30AM.

   THE WARM WEATHER IS COMING.  A WONDERFUL WARM-UP ONLY TO SUCK US IN FOR A COLD FRONT RIGHT BEHIND IT.  NOW , DO I ENJOY MY MOTORCYCLE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS ? I WOULD HAVE TO RE-INSTALL THE BATTERY WHICH HAS BEEN TRICKLE CHARGING THROUGHOUT THE WINTER IN MY BASEMENT. IT TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO PUT IT BACK IN THE BIKE.  HMMMMMM......NOT SURE.

   WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " THE DEFENDERS ". IT DEFINITELY GOT BETTER. MY FAVORITE IS LOUNGING WITH THE PUP WITH A BLANKET OVER US.

  FIXED A SCALE. THE PLASTIC WINDOW TO VIEW THE NUMBERS KEPT SLIDING OFF. I CLEANED AND SUPER GLUED IT TO THE SCALE. I THAN STEPPED ON THE SCALE AND DECIDED I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T OF FIXED IT.

   I SURE DID GET ALOT DONE THIS WEEK AT THE NAIL. IT WAS SLOW BUT SOMETIMES ( AND ONLY SOMETIMES ) THIS IS GOOD.  CLEANING , FIXING ,  STOCKING, ORDERING , AND ALL THAT CRAP GOES MUCH EASIER.

   STILL FEELING THE PAIN. I THINK THE SHOT I GOT WORE OFF IN THE 1ST 24 HOURS. THAT IS WHEN I HAD MY BEST SLEEP. THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS NOT SO GOOD.

   OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I PREP FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. I SET UP WALLS , SIGNAGE , REMOVED ASHTRAYS ( 2 NO SMOKING NIGHTS THIS WEEKEND ) , CHANGED THE DEEP FRYER OIL , CLEANED THE DEEP FRYER , CLEANED THE ENTIRE KITCHEN SINK ( NOT FUN ) , PLUNGED THE KITCHEN TRIPLE SINK BECAUSE IT DRAINED SLOWLY ( HAD TO USE 2 BOTTLES AND WEDGE THEM IN 2 OF 3 DRAINS TO PROPERLY PLUNGE ) , STOCKED BEER , LEAF BLEW OUT FRONT ( MY GAS POWERED LEAF BLOWER STARTED RIGHT UP. I WAS AFRAID TO KEEP PULLING THE ROPE STARTER BECAUSE OF MY SHOULDER PAIN ) , CALLED BANDS , EMAILED BANDS , HUNG 2 BEER SIGNS , MADE A LIST FOR FOOD , AND CHANGED THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE.  BY 10PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

 GAVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND HEADED TO MY HOUSE.

  A COUPLE GLASSES OF WINE AND WHEELS AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES " IT WAS EXCELLENT.

  WHEN VISITING BERMUDA WHEELS AND I STOPPED BY THIS ART SHOP WHICH WAS LOCATED ON A CLIFF OVER LOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL WATER.  AN OLD MAN AND HIS WIFE GAVE US A SHOW ON HOW THEY ASSEMBLE THEIR ART. THE MAN WOULD JUST PICK OUT ROCKS AND MAKE THINGS INSTANTLY LIKE BENCHES , TABLES , CHAIRS , AND MORE.  MY NEPHEW SHOWS UP TO WATCH TOO. AS THE OLD MAN ARTIST IS CREATING MORE THINGS I TOSS A SMALL ROCK TOWARDS MY NEPHEW AND SAY " HEADS UP. "  I WANTED HIM TO TRY TO MAKE HIS OWN ART BUT THE SMALL ROCK HITS HIM RIGHT IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD.  HE WAILS WITH PAIN AND I AM THINKING , " MAN ,THE ROCK WAS TINY. HE IS OVER DOING IT HERE. " I SEE BLOOD AND RE-THINK MAYBE IT IS MORE SERIOUS. WE DRIVE HIM DOWN THE MOUNTAIN TO A LOCAL " URGENT CARE " TYPE OF MEDICAL CENTER.  HE IS WRITHING AND STILL SCREAMING WITH PAIN. MORE BLOOD IS SPILLING OUT AND THE DOCTORS AND NURSES TRY TO PATCH HIM UP WHILE HE IS SITTING IN A CHAIR. WHEELS AND I JUST WATCH..............................dream ends.

     FRIDAY         4 - 13 - 18

  THIS WAS A FUN DAY AND NIGHT.

  PERFECT DAY TO BE OUTSIDE. OUR ELDEST BROUGHT HER NEW RABBIT OUTSIDE.  WE HAVE A SMALL CAGE AND FENCE SO THE BUNNY CAN BE OUTSIDE.  WE SET UP CHAIRS AND HUNG OUT IN THE SHADE UNDER OUR DOGWOOD TREE.  SOME FRIENDS VISITED , WHEELS AND HER FRIEND STOPPED BY , AND IT WAS NICE HANGING WITH EVERYONE.

   TOO NICE OF WEATHER AND I AM AFRAID I MAY HAVE TO RE-DO THIS AGAIN. BUT I DECIDED TO INSTALL MY MOTORCYCLE'S BATTERY THAT HAS BEEN TRICKLE CHARGING IN MY BASEMENT OVER THE WINTER. I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES DOUBLE CHECKING THINGS. I WAS DELIGHTED TO SEE THE MOTORCYCLE STARTED IN ONE ATTEMPT.  THE ONLY THING IS THESE 80 DEGREE TEMPS WILL DROP IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS SO I MAY TAKE IT OUT AGAIN.  BUT , I DID SOMETHING SMART. SOME WIRES I WAS NOT A 100% SURE OF ON RE-ATTACHING THE BATTERY TO THE BIKE. I CHECKED MY PHONE AND I WAS SMART ENOUGH TO TAKE A PICTURE OF IT WHEN I REMOVED THE BATTERY 6 MONTHS AGO.

  I RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE UP TO THE BUS STOP. 2 KIDS GET OFF THE BUS.....ONE IS  BIG KID AND THE OTHER IS MY YOUNGEST. I YELL OUT , " ANYONE WANT A RIDE FROM A STRANGER ON A MOTORCYCLE ? "  I AM LOOKING AT THE BOY AND SAY IT AGAIN. MY KID IS TOTALLY EMBARRASSED. THE BOY SMARTLY SAYS , " NO THANK YOU ".  I JUST GIGGLE.  MY KID WALKS AWAY FROM ME BUT THAN RETURNS. SHE TOLD ME , " I WAITED TO THE BUS LEFT SO THEY WOULDN'T SEE ME GET ON THE BIKE WITH YOU. " I JUST LAUGHED. I RIDE WITH HER HOME.

   I TAKE A NICE RIDE TO THE BANK TO GET 1'S AND 5'S.  THOUGH I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THIS BANK FOR 30 YEARS THEY ALWAYS ASK FOR I.D. AND ASK DO I HAVE AN ACCOUNT THERE........JUST TO GET CHANGE.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP , RABBIT , AND FRIENDS AGAIN.

  WHEELS HEADS TO HER " FAVORITE PLACE " AND I CAN'T BLAME HERE. WEATHER-WISE IT WAS THE PERFECT WEEKEND. THE BEERS AND BRANDY WILL BE FLOWING AND TASTING SAAAAAWEEEET.

   I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE BANDS. IT WAS NICE BECAUSE BOTH MY ELDEST AND YOUNGEST WORKED WITH ME.  OVER 100 PEOPLE PACKED THE NAIL AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL.......EXCEPT ONE GUY.

  OH , I GOT A " PECO " NOTE SAYING THEY MISSED ME FOR AN INSTALLATION OF A NEW METER. THIS IS THE 15TH TIME THEY DID NOT GIVE ME A HEADS UP CALL.

  IT NEVER FAILS. I ALWAYS KNOW WHO THE ASSHOLE IS GOING TO BE RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING........EVERY TIME I KNOW. IT REMINDS ME WHEN WHEELS AND I WENT TO A PHILLIES WORLD SERIES GAME. WE ARE SEATED WAY UP HIGH AND A GUY SITS IN FRONT OF US MAKING A SPECTACLE OF HIMSELF........LAUGHING , JOKING , AND ACTING LIKE AN IDIOT. I SAID TO WHEELS , " THESE ARE THE ASSHOLES I LOOK FOR AT THE NAIL. "  BY THE 3RD INNING , IN A FUCKING WORLD SERIES GAME !! , HE GOT IN A FIGHT WITH SOMEONE AND GOT KICKED OUT.

   WELL , A YOUNG GUY COMES IN AND I AM ON THE DOOR.  HE HEARS ME REPEAT THE WORDS , " DID YOU PARK AT THE SEPTA LOTS , NO ALCOHOL IN THE MAIN ROOM , AND NO SMOKING TONIGHT. " I IMMEDIATELY ACCESS HIM AS A SMUG ASSHOLE.  I COLLECT HIS COVER CHARGE AND HE SAYS , " CAN WE SMOKE AND DRINK IN THE MAIN ROOM TONIGHT ? "  A COUPLE OF HIS FRIENDS LAUGH.  I WILL REMEMBER HIM AND MORE IMPORTANTLY........KEEP AN EYE ON HIM. LATER I CAUGHT HIM AND HIS FRIENDS IN OUR STORAGE ROOM TAKING PICTURES. HE LAID ON THE LOWER SHELF AS HIS FRIEND TOOK THE PICTURE. I REMOVED THEM.

  I MOVE THE BANDS PERFECTLY AND THE MUSIC WAS FUN AND SO WERE THE PEOPLE. IT WAS A YOUNG CROWD AND THE ASS THAT WAS HERE AMAZED ME. DAMN.....TO BE YOUNG AGAIN......DAMN IT !!!

  IT WAS SO PACKED A REGULAR STAYED FOR ONE BEER. HE LEFT RIGHT AWAY. I WONDER ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IF I WAS SINGLE AND WAS IN A BAR WITH 50 SMOKING HOT GIRLS I WOULD SOOOO  FUCKING STAY.......ESPECIALLY BY THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM. HEY , CALL IT CREEPY , BUT THE GIRLS LINE-UP AND A GREAT PLACE TO MEET THEM. EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HOOK UP YOU GET TO MEET INTERESTING GIRLS AND MAKE THEM LAUGH.

  FLYERS SET A RECORD - NO TEAM IN THE NHL HISTORY HAS LOST THEIR 1ST PLAYOFF GAME 7 - 0 AND THAN WIN THEIR 2ND GAME 5 - 1. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE.

  PHILLIES WIN IN THE 9TH INNING AND HAVE A LITTLE WIN STREAK GOING ON.

   ELDEST RAN AND YOUNGEST HELPED WITH ALL THE COOK ORDERS ALONG WITH HELPING ME AT THE DOOR. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WORKING WITH THEM.  THE BANDS MOVED WONDERFULLY AND I GET TO MEET A BAND MEMBER WHO HAS THE PLAYED THE NAIL 50 TIMES BUT ALL OUR COMMUNICATION IS VIA EMAIL OR PHONE. IT WAS COOL HUGGING HIM.

   WE HAD ALL THE DOORS OPEN AND  EVENTUALLY TURNED THE A/C ON. THE NAIL WAS THAT PACKED SO SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL GOING IN THE BACK BUT JUST ON OUR STOOP AND NOT ON THE NEWLY PAVED BACK LOT..........UNTIL MY " FUNNY " SMUG GUY. REMEMBER I HAVE 2 BIG SIGNS ON A MUSIC STAND SAYING " DO NOT GO ON BACK LOT AREA !! " YOU WOULD LITERALLY HIT THE STAND IF TRYING TO ACCESS THE BACK LOT.

  I CHECK OUT BACK AND THERE IS MY SMUG FRIEND LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO PEE WITH A FRIEND. I IMMEDIATELY TOLD THEM THEY WERE DONE.  I OPENED OUR GATE AND IMMEDIATELY HEADED TO THE FRONT DOOR BECAUSE I KNEW THEY WERE RUN TO IT TO TRY TO RE-GAIN ACCESS. BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE BAR THERE THEY WERE COMING IN LAUGHING LIKE THEY GOT AWAY WITH ROBBING A CANDY STORE...........UNTIL I REMOVED THEM AGAIN.  I ESCORT THEM OUT AND THEY APOLOGIZE AND I ALMOST LET THEM BACK IN TO BE COOL BUT AFTER REPEATED ATTEMPTS TO GO TO 7/11 OR FURTHER THEY DIDN'T'. I FAKE CALLED THE  POLICE AND THEY STAYED BY THE BRIDGE. I FIGURED I WOULD NOT BOTHER THEM ANYMORE SINCE THE BAND ONLY HAD 2 SONGS LEFT.

   I STOOD OUTSIDE WITH MY FLUORESCENT FLASH LIGHT GUIDING PEOPLE TO THEIR " URBER " AND " LYFT " CARS. THERE HAD TO BE AT LEAST 20 TAXIES LINING UP.  I WOULD WAVE TRAFFIC AROUND THESE TAXIES SO THEY COULD LOAD UP. I GOT SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON RUNNING A GOOD SHOW AND WENT OUT OF OUR WAY TO HELP PEOPLE GET THEIR RIDES HOME.

  ALL OF US CLEAN AND PREP THE NAIL FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.  WE ROLL OUT LATE LATE NIGHT. THE KIDS GO TO MCDONALDS AND I HEAD HOME.

   THE KIDS COME HOME SOON AFTER AND HEAD UPSTAIRS WITH THE PUP AND RABBIT AND THEIR FAST FOOD. I WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF " THE DEFENDERS " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD BUT I WAS STRAINING TO STAY AWAKE IN THE LAST 15 MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 3:15AM AND THAN UP AT 7AM.........NICE. I WAS PROUD I HAD NO LATE NIGHT SNACKS AGAIN. BELIEVE ME THIS WAS TOUGH AS THE WONDERFUL AROMA OF MCDONALDS FOOD WAS STILL LINGERING IN OUR KITCHEN.

   SATURDAY      4 - 14 - 18

  A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE. KEY WORD " DAY ".

  I TELL MY ELDEST TO PUT HER RABBIT OUTSIDE AGAIN BECAUSE I WILL BE WORKING ON THE GARAGE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS.  SHE PUTS THE RABBIT OUTSIDE AND I STARTING TRASHING STUFF IN OUR GARAGE. I ALSO BRING THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME.

  I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES CONSOLIDATING AND TRASHING BATHROOM CABINETS I SAVED. I HAD 4 BUT I TRASHED 3 OF THEM ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF. THE GARAGE WAS GETTING CLUSTERED UP SO NOW MY VAN IS HALF FULL OF TRASH. MY YOUNGEST CAME OUTSIDE AND HELPED.

  I ALSO RE-ARRANGED OUR WINTER STUFF TO SUMMER STUFF MEANING SNOW BLOWER AND GENERATOR ( BEST THING EVER !! ) ARE NOW IN THE BACK OF THE GARAGE AND I MOVED FORWARD THE LAWNMOWERS.

  THE KIDS AND I PLAY CARDS ON THE PATIO AND WE ORDER ON-LINE SUSHI FROM A LOCAL RESTAURANT. FOOD WAS GOOD BUT PORTIONS WERE SMALL AND PRICES A LITTLE HIGH.  IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO BE OUTSIDE. KEY WORD " DAY ".

   OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY I HAD TO UTILIZE IT.  AGAIN , KEY WORD " DAY ".

   THE BANDS ARRIVE EARLY AND SO DOES THE CROWD.  A VERY GOOD NIGHT OF MUSIC AND PEOPLE.  A YOUNG CROWD AND I FELT OLD AGAIN. SOME OF THESE GIRLS ( AND GUYS ) ARE JUST SO EASY ON THE EYES AND I AM NOT......UGH. A CROWD OF ABOUT 80 HAD TO HAVE 20 ABSOLUTELY SMOKING HOT GIRLS. ONE GIRL HAD THESE SILK SHORT SHORT SHORTS ON AND HER ONE LEG & THIGH HAD A DRAGON TATTOO.  SHE LOOKED LIKE A GYMNAST / BODY BUILDER. HER ASS WAS LIKE 2 SOCCER BALLS PUT TOGETHER. AFTER STARING AT HER 20 TIMES I DECIDED I HAVE NO LIFE AND I WILL NEVER BE THAT SUPER COOL , SEXY ,  IN SHAPE GUY AGAIN. DAMN IT SUCKS GETTING OLD. GIRLS LOOKED AT ME SEVERAL TIMES AS I SAID , " HEY , HOW YOU DOIN' ? " I COULD INSTANTLY SEE THE REPULSE IN THEIR FACE AS THEY GAGGED ON THROWING UP IN THEIR MOUTH.

   WEIRD - I AM SUPER EFFICIENT ON THE DOOR....MOVING BANDS , OPENING DOORS, TELLING PEOPLE TO USE THE ASHTRAYS , CARDING , TAKING COVER CHARGE , WALKING HALF WAY DOWN THE BLOCK TO MEET PEOPLE WHO HAVE PARKED IN A NEIGHBORS LOT WHICH THEY MAY GET TOWED , AND THAN SOMETHING DIFFERENT HAPPENS. AN OLD LADY IS OUTSIDE SMOKING A CIGAR. THIS WAS WEIRD ON ITS OWN. I FIGURED SHE IS FINISHING IT AND THAN WILL COME INSIDE.  I ASK HER TO USE THE ASHTRAYS.  SHE IS COOL AND SAYS THE WIND IS BLOWING THE ASHES AROUND SO COULD I EMPTY THE ASHTRAYS. I OBLIGED.  I COME BACK OUTSIDE AND SHE IS LEANING ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT MAKES ME NERVOUS BECAUSE SHE IS LEANING ON IT DOWN HILL. IF SHE WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE I BE SEMI-OKAY WITH IT. I SAY TO HER , " YOU KNOW , THERE IS AN UNWRITTEN LAW ABOUT TOUCHING A PERSON'S MOTORCYCLE. "  SHE JUST SMILES AND WALKS DOWN THE STREET.  SHE WAS NEVER COMING IN. SHE JUST STOPPED TO HAVE A SMOKE AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC AND TALK TO SOME PEOPLE.......GO FIGURE.

   A GOOD CROWD AND THE BARTEND ( MY ELDEST ) RAN HARD NON STOP FOR 3+ HOURS. SEVERAL TIMES I HAD TO GO BEHIND THE BAR TO HELP.

   THE BANDS MOVE PERFECTLY AND AGAIN I GET COMPLIMENTS ON EFFICIENCY. ONE GUY LEAVING WITH 2 GIRLS SAYS TO ME , " YOU REALLY RUN A GOOD OPERATION WITH JUST 2 PEOPLE. "  I HAVE TO ADMIT I AM ALWAYS SUPER MOVING AND MY KID WAS THE SAME WITH DRINK AND FOOD ORDERS.

   76ERS WIN THE FIRST PLAYOFF GAME BIG.  THOUGH LOSING AT HALFTIME THEY STORMED BACK WITH SOLID DEFENSE AND RAINING 3 POINTERS. IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE A ROCKING WELLS FARGO CENTER.

   PHILLIES WIN AGAIN WHICH IS NICE TO SEE TOO.

   WHEELS ENJOYING PERFECT WEATHER IN THE POCONOS. SHE POSTED A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE FROM OUR DECK FACING THE LAKE. IT SHOWS THE SUN SETTING , THE LAKE , AND THE HILLS OF AUTUMN MOUNTAIN. MANY COUSINS AND FRIENDS COMMENTED ON THE PICTURE.

   THE NIGHT ENDS AND WE START DOING OUR CLOSING PROCEDURES. JUST ONE THING THAT WAS VERY NOTICEABLE DURING THE EVENING OF OPEN DOORS......THE TEMPERATURES DROPPED BIG TIME AND THE WIND PICKED UP. IT GOT SO COLD WE CLOSED THE DOORS.  NOW I HAVE A DILEMMA.

  THE TEMPS DROP AND NOW I HAVE TO RIDE MY BIKE HOME IN JUST A TEE SHIRT.  I MEAN IT IS COLD. I TRY ON A GIRL'S SWEATER THAT HAS BEEN HANGING IN OUR HALLWAY FOR MONTHS. I LOOK LIKE TOMMY IN THE MOVIE " TOMMY BOY ".......FAT GUY IN A LITTLE SHIRT.  MY ELDEST LAUGHS AT ME AND CALLS ME A LOSER. SHE ACTUALLY HAS TO HELP ME GET THE SLEEVES OFF. I DECIDE TO JUST BRAVE IT.

  WE FOLLOW EACH OTHER HOME AND SHE GOES TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR A SLEEP OVER. I ARRIVE HOME FREEZING MY BALLS OFF.  

  OUR YOUNGEST HAD A BUNCH OF FRIENDS OVER AND ONE SLEPT OVER. SHE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. IT IS LATE BUT THEY ARE STILL UP. I SAY A QUICK HELLO.

  I MAKE A VODKA / SODA WATER AND START A NEW TV SERIES CALLED " LUKE CAGE ".  SOME VERY RECOGNIZABLE ACTORS LIKE " CHALKIE " FROM " BOARDWALK EMPIRE " , THE CHICK FROM " HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER , AND THE EX-BOXER WHO OWNED A BAR IN ONE OF MY TOP 3 TV SERIES CALLED " BANJEE".  THE FIRST EPISODE IS VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEEP SPORADICALLY. I WOKE UP TWICE...ONCE TO LET THE DOG OUT AND ANOTHER TO PEE.

   SUNDAY      4 - 15 - 18

   SUMMER TURNS BACK TO WINTER PLUS WIND & RAIN.......BLOW.

   PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER NICE WIN AND SWEEP THE RAYS.  THEY ARE AT 6 IN A ROW.

   FLYERS ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED AND GET CRUSHED 5 - 1.  CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU PLAY SO GOOD IN GAME 2 IN PITTSBURGH , THAN COME HOME WITH THAT ELECTRIC HOME ICE FANS , AND GET SMOKED.

   WHEELS ARRIVES HOME FROM HER WEEKEND GET AWAY.  ALWAYS A GOOD TIME IN THE POCONOS.

   INSTEAD OF REMOVING MY MOTORCYCLE BATTERY I DECIDED TO PLACE MANY BLANKETS ON IT LIKE A NEW BORN BABY.

   OFF TO THE NAIL IN THE DRENCHING RAIN. I PROBABLY SHOULD OF WAITED ONE DAY UNTIL THE RAIN STOPPED BUT I DIDN'T. I UNLOADED THE GARAGE TRASH FROM THE VAN INTO OUR DUMPSTER.

   OPEN THE DOORS AND BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.  A BAND WALKS IN 2 HOURS EARLY........NOT A FAN OF THIS.  BUT I CLEANED , PREPPED , AND MADE THEM FOOD.

  I REALLY THOUGHT THE NIGHT WOULD BE BAD WITH THE HORRIBLE WEATHER BUT IT WAS A FUN NIGHT WITH SOME GOOD MUSIC.

   BACK HOME I SETTLE IN.  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF " JESSICA JONES ".  I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD EXCEPT FOR THE FINAL SCENE.

   OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD.

    MONDAY      4 - 16 - 18

    WORSE.......NIGHT.......SLEEPING.........EVER.

    GOOD GOD I WAS UP SO MANY TIMES I JUST STOPPED COUNTING.

    A) WHEELS SHOWS ME A NEW OFFICE BUILDING HER COMPANY BUILT IN CHICAGO.  IT IS CLOSE TO ONE MILLION SQUARE FEET. THIS GIGANTIC STRUCTURE HAS ALL THE AMENITIES A CORPORATE COMPANY COULD WANT FOR THEIR 1000'S OF EMPLOYEES. THIS BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY REALLY DID IT RIGHT. 

    B) WHEELS HEADS OUT OF STATE FOR WORK. I DRIVE HER TO TRENTON , NEW JERSEY'S AIRPORT TO SAVE $200 ON HER FLIGHT COSTS WHICH IS PAID BY HER COMPANY.  THE AIRPORT IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF OUR BACK YARD.  THE GOOD THING IS I DROVE HER EARLY AFTERNOON TO AVOID MAJOR TRAFFIC. THE BAD THING IS WHEELS HAD TO SIT IN AN AIRPORT FOR 5 HOURS.

    ANYONE SEE WHY A) AND B) DON'T MIX ?

   AFTER MISSING A TURN BUT NOT LOSING TOO MUCH TIME I RETURN HOME FROM THE TRENTON AIRPORT.  I DO SOME BOOK WORK AND TAKE MY KID TO THE DENTIST.  WHILE OUR YOUNGEST WAS DOING THE DENTIST THING I WENT TO THE BANK TO MAKE 2 DEPOSITS AND GET A $205 CERTIFIED MONEY ORDER.

    WHY A CERTIFIED MONEY ORDER ? OUR ELDEST GOT A SPEEDING TICKET FOR FOLLOWING A POLICE OFFICER. YEP.........NORTH CAROLINA HAS A NICE LITTLE RACKET GOING ON. IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT THE TICKET , WHICH WE WANTED TO , YOU HAVE TO BE THERE IN COURT , IN NORTH CAROLINA.  WHO THE HELL IS GOING TO DRIVE BACK TO FIGHT A TICKET IF YOUR FROM PA ?  OH , MONEY ORDERS FROM MY OWN BANK NOW CHARGE $5.......$10 FOR A CERTIFIED CHECK. IT USED TO BE FREE.  ONE WORD HERE........BLOW.

  RE-ROOFED MY GARAGE AND THAT TORRENTIAL DOWN POUR OF RAIN WAS A GOOD TEST.  MY 6 BIG LEAKS IS NOW DOWN TO 2 SMALL LEAKS ON THE ONE SIDE. OH , JUST ONE MORE THING.....THE OTHER HALF OF THE ROOF NOW HAS A LEAK.

   SPEAKING OF RAIN AND WATER I WENT DOWN OUR BASEMENT TO SEE IF ANY WATER GOT TO OUR FLOORS. IT DID.  NOT A BIG SECTION BUT 2 FANS ARE BLOWING ON THE AREA NOW. KEY WORD " BLOW ".

   TRIED CALLING P.E.C.O. TO RE-SCHEDULE AGAIN. 15 TIMES THIS HAS NOT WORKED.  A SIMPLE HEADS UP CALL WAS NOT SENT TO ME AGAIN.  FRUSTRATING BUT TECHNICALLY I REALLY DON'T CARE.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND BARTEND FOR THE NIGHT.  THE TEMPS DROPPED AGAIN AND CHANGING THE LETTERS ON THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE SHOULD BE ALOT WARMER ON APRIL 16TH.

   MIKE MISSANELLIE HAS A RADIO SHOW ON 95.7 THE FANATIC. HE IS NOW BEING SIMULCASTED ON TV ON COMCAST SPORTS NETWORK WHICH IS NOW NBC SPORTS.  I TUNED IN AND WATCHED IT AND IT WAS GOOD.  I KNEW WHAT HE LOOKED LIKE BUT HIS 2 SIDE KICK/HOSTS I DID NOT. THE GUY HAS A VOICE OF A 70 YEAR OLD........IN WHICH HE IS 25. THE OTHER CO-HOST IS A GIRL AND PRETTY DAMN HOT.

  OH , MIKE MISS PREDICTED THE 76ERS TO WIN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE AND GO TO THE NBA FINALS. HE SAID THEY WOULD CRUSH MIAMI. WELL , TONIGHT MIAMI BEAT US.  SERIES TIED 1 -1.......GOOD CALL MIKE.

  PHILLIES LOSE 2 - 1 TO THE BRAVE AGAIN.

   MY YOUNGEST LOVES OUR FRENCH FRIES AT THE NAIL. I TOLD HER TO TEXT ME BY 9:40PM IF SHE WANTED ANY......NOT A MINUTE AFTER.  THE KID TEXTS ME AT 9:41PM.  THAT WOULD BE ONE MINUTE TOO LATE. OF COURSE WE TEXT BACK AND FORTH ABOUT THE LATE RESPONSE AND I COULD NOT MAKE THEM FOR HER.

   ARRIVE HOME AND HIDE THE FRENCH FRIES I MADE FOR MY KID.  THE PUP AND HER GREET ME AND SHE WAS BUMMED ABOUT NO FRENCH FRIES ( SO SHE THOUGHT ). I SAY TO HER , " HMMMMMMMM , KINDA SMELLS LIKE FRENCH FRIES IN HERE. "  THE KID RESPONDS , " I MICROWAVED SOME CHINESE FOOD EARLIER THAT COULD BE IT. " I SAY TO HER AGAIN , " NO , IT DEFINITELY SMELLS LIKE FRENCH FRIES IN HERE. " WITH MY EYES I FOCUS ON HER , THAN TO THE HIDING SPOT , THAN TO HER , THAN TO THE HIDING SPOT , THAN TO HER..........SHE PUT 2 AND 2 TOGETHER AND YELLED OUT " YEAH !!! ".  10 SECONDS LATER SHE WAS ON HER BED ENJOYING THE FRIES WITH THE PUP.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME WINE. I WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF " LAST MAN ON EARTH ". KINDA A FUN COMEDY SHOW.

   UP ALL NIGHT AND THAN FINALLY FELL ASLEEP AT 5:45AM.  I WAS HAVING A VERY COOL DREAM UNTIL MY KID WOKE ME UP AT 6:15AM.

    TUESDAY         4 - 17 - 18

   SO , MONDAY NIGHT WAS PRETTY MUCH THE WORST NIGHT I EVER SLEPT AND TUESDAY WASN'T MUCH BETTER.  I AM BREAKING DOWN SO WHY NOT OTHER THINGS TOO? COUNT HOW MAY THINGS DON'T WORK.

   I GO DOWN MY BASEMENT AND FIND A SECTION OF CARPET IS WET.  I USE 2 FANS TO BEGIN DRYING THE AREA. I FIX A 3RD FAN BY COMPLETELY TAKING IT APART , CLEANING IT , AND LUBRICATING ALL MOVING PARTS. I SAVED SOME LUBE FOR LATER ON TONIGHT.  I ADD THE FIXED 3RD FAN TO THE DRYING PROCESS IN THE BASEMENT. I RETURN 6 HOURS LATER AND IT IS NOT DRYING WELL. SO , I USE A CARPET SHAMPOO VACUUM TO SUCK UP AT LEAST 1 GALLON OF WATER. I USE THE 3 FANS FOR ANOTHER 6 HOURS AND IT SEEMS TO BE DRYING MUCH BETTER. I ALSO TURNED ON THE HEAT IN THE BASEMENT TO HELP THE DRYING PROCESS TOO.  4 HOURS LATER , I CHECKED THE RADIATOR AND IT DID NOT GET HOT......OF COURSE. I WILL LOOK AT THIS PROBLEM TOMORROW.

   NEXT......THE FRIGGIN RABBIT.  MY ELDEST USED A BED SHEET ON THE FLOOR FOR THE RABBIT TO HIPPITY HOP AROUND ON.   THIS IS SO CUTE.  BUT AFTER 2 1/2 WEEKS OF THE RABBIT HOPPING AROUND ON THIS SAME BLANKET LET'S JUST SAY THE SHEET TURNED COLOR...........THE COLOR YELLOW.  THERE IS RABBIT POOP , URINE , AND SCRAPS OF FOOD ALL OVER. I VACUUMED THE WHOLE ROOM. LITTLE RABBIT PELLET FECES ALL OVER THE PLACE..............COMPLETELY DISGUSTING. MY YOUNGEST AND I SPENT TIME THROWING EVERYTHING OUT, CLEANING THE CAGE , REPLACING ALL OLD FOOD & WATER , VACUUMING , USING WIPES , AND RE-BEDDING ANY AREAS WITH WOOD SHAVINGS. THESE ANIMALS ARE CUTE BUT THEY NEED CARE AND CONSISTENT UPKEEP. SO GLAD OUR ELDEST GOT THIS RABBIT AND KEEPS IT IN HER BEDROOM WHILE SHE IS AT COLLEGE.  NOT THE BEST DECISION HERE.

  OH , THE BEDROOM WHERE THE RABBIT IS HAS A TV. MY YOUNGEST WANTED TO WATCH " ELLEN ". I FIXED THE TV SEVERAL DAYS AGO AND NOW IT IS NOT WORKING AGAIN. I WILL LOOK AT THIS ANOTHER DAY.

   I TRY TO TAKE A NAP BUT ONLY FALL ASLEEP FOR MAYBE 15 MINUTES.  WHY 15 MINUTES ? WELL , NORMALLY I SAY THIS IS ABOUT HOW LONG I SLEEP BUT THE DOG CAME IN MY ROOM AND POKED HER COLD NOSE RIGHT IN MY ASS.  I JUMPED TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BED AND YELLED " WHAT THE FUCK ? "  I WILL NEVER ASK WHEELS FOR ANAL AGAIN.

   TO THE NAIL AND QUICKLY FIND OUT OUR BEER DRAFTS ARE POURING WARM AGAIN. THIS WAS FIXED AND COST MONEY 3 MONTHS AGO. I WILL MEET OUR TECH TOMORROW. WHAT WAS WEIRD IS A PATRON DRINKING 3 DRAFTS AND THAN FINALLY MOVING TO BOTTLED BEER. HE NEVER DOES THIS SO I TESTED THE DRAFT.....IT WAS WARM. I BEGIN TROUBLE SHOOTING TO SEE IF I CAN FIX IT. CO2 WAS FINE AND SO WAS THE COMPRESSOR & CONDENSER. I TESTED ALL THE 5 DRAFT BEERS AND ALL 5 WERE WARM.......BLOW.

   CREDIT CARD MACHINE NOT WORKING ON INTERNET SPEED. LAST NIGHT , I UNPLUGGED THE MACHINE FOR 30 SECONDS AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER. I ACTUALLY FORGOT ABOUT DOING THIS BECAUSE THE NEXT NIGHT I RAN A PATRON'S CREDIT CARD AND IT WOULD ONLY WORK USING A TELEPHONE LINE.......AND IT TOOK 3 ATTEMPTS. I WILL CALL A TECH TO FIX THIS TOO.

   SET ANOTHER MEETING WITH P.E.C.O. FOR MID MAY. THE MAIN REP I HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH HAS NOT RETURNED MY CALLS. GEE , I AM SO SURPRISED.

   POOL TEAM ARRIVES AND IT WAS A FUN NIGHT. IT WAS LAID BACK BUT I ENJOYED IT ESPECIALLY WHEN I LET A POOL PLAYER FINISH MY INTERNET POKER GAME. HE WON AND WAS PRETTY HAPPY. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I LET HIM TAKE IT OVER AND HE WON BOTH TIMES.

   CAN SOME BAND WORK DONE. THIS WEEKEND AND THROUGH TUESDAY WE HAVE 50 ACTS / BANDS COMING THROUGH.  YES......50. OH........PLUS A SINGING DOG. SEE FACEBOOK AD I POSTED. KINDA FUNNY.

   MAKE SOME FRENCH FRIES AND MAC & CHEESE WEDGES FOR MY YOUNGEST. I BRING THEM HOME FOR HER. THE KID WAS QUITE HAPPY.

   PHILLIES WITH A NICE COME BACK WIN.  THEY WON IN 10 INNINGS 5 - 1. THE PHILLIES HAVE A WINNING RECORD BUT OF COURSE A PERSON POSTS ON FACEBOOK THE PHILLIES ARE 2 -5 AGAINST TEAMS WITH WINNING RECORDS. THEY DID THE SAME THING WITH THE 76ERS AND THEIR 18 GAME WIN STREAK SAYING MOST OF THE WINS WERE AGAINST BAD TEAMS.

   WATCH AN EPISODE OF " LUKE CAGE " AND FALL ASLEEP. I WILL RE-WATCH IT TOMORROW.

   LOCAL BAR LAYS OFF 2 BARTENDERS , WILL BE CLOSING ON SUNDAYS , AND WILL NOT SERVE FOOD ANYMORE. WE HAVE BEEN HEARING RUMORS ABOUT THIS BAR AND I REALLY HATE SEEING BARS DO BAD. I CERTAINLY KNOW THE PAIN OF KEEPING YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER WHEN PAYING THE BILLS.  I WAS AT THIS BAR 2 WEEKS AGO AND I DROPPED AT LEAST $300.  I KNEW SOMETHING WAS UP WHEN MOST OF THE BEER AND LIQUOR STOCKED WAS ABOUT 30% AVAILABLE.

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW IS THIS SUNDAY AT 6PM. YOU CAN LISTEN IN AT WWW.MIXLR.COM/LIVEATTHENAIL

   WEDNESDAY       4 - 18 - 18

  FIXING DAY :

   SO DEPRESSING......FLYERS GET SMOKED AGAIN IN THEIR OWN BUILDING.  PHILLIES LOSE ALSO TO MAKE THE WOUND A LITTLE MORE SALTIER.

   START THE DAY GETTING UP LATE........6:45AM.  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND BACK HOME TO FINISH MY COMPUTER WORK.

   FEEL BAD FOR THE POOPING RABBIT. IT IS KINDA LIKE PRISON. THIS ANIMAL IS IN A CRATE AND WE VISIT IT FOR 15 MINUTES A DAY MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY.  MY YOUNGEST AND I DID HANG OUT IN THE ROOM LONGER TODAY BECAUSE IT TOOK ME TIME TO FIX THE CABLE TV PROBLEM.

   APRIL STILL CHILLY IN THE MORNING THOUGH ALMOST 60 DEGREES IN THE AFTERNOON IS NOT TOO BAD.

   MEET REFRIGERANT TECHS AT THE NAIL. THEY FIX A LEAK ON OUR DRAFT BEERS AND REFILL THE SYSTEM.  $400.......NICE.

   I TALK TO A TECHNICIAN ABOUT OUR CREDIT CARD TERMINAL.  APPARENTLY IT NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED.  THEY WILL SEND US OUT A NEW MACHINE AND WE WILL TRY TO FIX THE OLD ONE FOR NOW.  THE PROBLEM IS CREDIT CARD SALES DO NOT TRANSACT VIA THE INTERNET ANYMORE WHICH IS VERY FAST.  IT GOES TO BACK-UP MODE AND TRANSACTS THROUGH THE PHONE LINE.  I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR ON THE PHONE WITH THE REP.

    GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " LUKE CAGE " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

   LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW IS THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6PM.

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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