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                                                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 or head to the club. 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 absolutely 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 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 , the music , 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 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 fucking 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. The main reason for stopping this party was 2 out of 3 people did not who Wheels or myself were. We walk around to 40-50 campsites and say thank you and people would say , " who the hell are you ? " Yep the WHEELSTOCK party got so big people attending were now friends of friends of friends of friends and had no clue this was a RUST Y NAIL party and US thanking people for their support over the years.

     Our website is updated & blogged every day 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 LIVE 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    9 - 16 - 18

  EVERYBODY HAD THE EAGLES WINNING " NO PROBLEM " THIS WEEK.....AND THEY GOT SMOKED. WE REALLY WERE NEVER IN THIS GAME FROM THE 1ST FRIGGIN' PLAY WHEN DESEAN JACKSON ( THANKS CHIP KELLY ) BURNED US FOR 75 YARDS. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH SETH JOYNER. I SAID IT ALL GAME , " WHY THE HELL DOES COREY CLEMENT NOT GET THE BALL WAYYYYYYY MORE !!!!  I CAN'T STAND WHEN SOME RADIO SPORTS HOST " GUARANTEE " A WIN AND EAGLES WILL BE 4 - 0 IN THEIR FIRST 4 GAMES. ......WAY OFF.   BLOW.

  AFTER THE GAME I COULD NOT FIGURE WHY I WAS IN A SOMBER MOOD ALL NIGHT. THAN I THOUGHT......DAMN EAGLES LOST COUPLED WITH A PHILLIES LOSS TOT HE LAST PLACE MARLINS. MAN , I AM WAY TOO MUCH INTO SPORTS.

ANYWAY MY DAY :

  AT THE NAIL BY 8:30AM. I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS DOING MY THING.

  BACK HOME I START LOADING UP. I PACK MY VAN WITH TOOLS AND MY PUP. I ALSO MET WITH A RENTER WHO TOLD ME OUR PROPERTY HAS A STOVE THAT WON'T WORK AND SOME MOLD ON A KITCHEN WALL.........NICE.

  STOP FOR GAS AND HEAD OUT. I MAKE GREAT TIME ON AN EASY RIDE. I MEET WHEELS AND A FRIEND. IT IS ABSOLUTELY PICTURE PERFECT " WHEELSTOCK " WEATHER.  I REALLY LIKE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT CAN BE HERE.

  WHEELS AND FRIEND DRIVE ME TO A HOME THAT FEEDS DEER. LAST NIGHT THEY SAW 3 BUCKS , 4 DOES , AND 3 BABIES ALL AT ONCE. THAT IS KINDA COOL. OUR CLEANER MET US LATER AND SAID 2 DAYS AGO SHE HAD A BUCK EAT RIGHT OUT OF HER HAND. SHE ALSO TOLD US ONE BLACK BEAR CUB WAS HIT BY A CAR ON ROUTE 940 AND ONE HUGE 800 POUND BLACK BEAR WAS HIT ON ROUTE 80. THAT IS A DAMN SHAME.

  BACK HOME I WATCH THE EAGLES BLOW AND WHEELS AND A FRIEND GO FOR A WALK. THEY WALKED ALOT THE TIME THEY SPENT HERE.

  THEY ROLL OUT AND I BEGIN SOME OF MY PUNCH LIST STUFF. I WAS JUST HERE 2 WEEKS AGO AND MY PUNCH LIST IS AT 14 THINGS TO DO ALREADY.

    HERE ARE SOME :

  - OPEN UP CRAWL SPACE AND REMOVE A LAWN MOWER AND LADDER. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN TO DO.

  - I LET THE PUP CHILL OUTSIDE AS I CUT THE LAWN. I DID NOT WANT TO DO IT BUT THE WEATHER IS SO NICE AND I FIGURED THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME I AM HERE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS.

  - REPLACE A 4' FLORESCENT BULB IN A LAUNDRY AREA.

  - BEFORE THEY LEFT , WHEELS AND A FRIEND HELPED ME SWITCH OUT THE MUDROOM REFRIGERATOR. THE ONE IN MY VAN WORKED AND FIT PERFECTLY.  THEY CLEANED IT UP AND IT LOOKS 10X BETTER THAN THE OLD ONE.

  - WE PLACE THE OLD FRIDGE OUTSIDE AND I HOPE PP&L ELECTRIC COMPANY WILL TAKE IT TOMORROW. THEY ACCEPT PICKING UP OLD FRIDGES AND GIVE A $35 CREDIT TO YOUR ACCOUNT. ONE MINOR PROBLEM. THEY ONLY TAKE UP TO 30 CUBIC INCH FRIDGES. OURS IS 32. MAN I HOPE THEY TAKE IT.

  - CLIMB ON THE UPPER ROOF AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I CAN REMEMBER WHERE I CAME BACK DOWN THE LADDER. I RE-ADJUSTED THE LADDER FROM THE BALCONY DECK AND WENT BACK UP.  I LEAF BLEW THE ROOF AND GUTTERS. I ALSO TOOK 2 PICTURES. ONE WAS REALLY COOL OF THE LAKE FROM 30 FEET UP ATOP THE ROOF AND THE OTHER WAS A SELFIE OF ME THAT I DELETED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. IT IS A COOL PICTURE OF THE BACK YARD THAT I JUST MOWED. THE WOODS AND THE LAWN LOOK REALLY NEAT. THERE WAS JUST ONE PROBLEM......MY FAT HEAD. WORSE PICTURE EVER.

  - LEAF BLOW THE AWNING ROOF AND THAN ALL THE DECKS.

  - SECURE A SPINDLE REMOVED FROM A DECK.  I WAS THE LAST ONE HERE. SOMEONE REMOVED A SPINDLE AND THREW IT IN A TRASHCAN. I GUESS PEOPLE USE OUR DECK WHILE FISHING OR WHAT NOT.

  - WIPED DOWN WITH A BLEACH SPRAY CLEANER ALL 1ST FLOOR WINDOW SILLS. NOT SURE WHY I AM SO ANAL ABOUT THIS EVERY TIME I COME HERE.

  WATCHED " ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE " AND GIANTS/COWBOYS GAME. TECHNICALLY WE WANTED THE COWBOYS TO WIN BECAUSE THE GIANTS ARE PROBABLY THE BETTER TEAM IN THE LONG RUN......BUT I NEVER EVER CHEER FOR THE COWBOYS. I ONLY WATCHED IT PERIODICALLY FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES TOTAL.

   SET UP MY BED AND CPAP AND IT WAS OFF TO SLEEP. I DID WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES. ONCE TO PEE AND ONE TO GET WATER.  BY 6AM I COULDN'T LAY DOWN ANYMORE.

  MONDAY       9 - 17 - 18

  TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY............WITH A COUPLE OF MADDENING OCCURRENCES.

   FOR THE MOST PART I FINISHED MY PUNCH LIST. I AM SO GLAD I DID ALL OUTSIDE JOBS ON SUNDAY BECAUSE THE RAIN HAS COME. WHEELS GETS 4 DAYS OF BEAUTIFUL PICTURESQUE WEATHER , I GET MONSOON WATER.............BLOW.

  I STILL ENJOY BEING HERE. WHEN YOU BUILD A HOUSE WITH YOUR OWNS HANDS AND YOU KNOW EVERY SQUARE INCH THERE IS A WONDERFUL SATISFACTION. SOMETIMES I THINK OF THE HORRIBLE DECISIONS I MADE OVER THE YEARS AND THERE IS ALOT OF THEM..............BUT NOT THIS HOUSE.

  HERE IS THE LIST AND REMEMBER I WAS HERE JUST 3 WEEKS AGO.

  - CHECK OUR ATTIC FOR A GOOD SIZE CRITTER. I HAVE SOME SERIOUS TRAPS UP THERE BUT NO RENTERS , WHEELS , OR MYSELF HAVE HEARD ANYTHING LATELY. NONE OF THE TRAPS WERE TRIPPED FOR 3 WEEKS.

  - USING A CLEANING SPRAY WITH BLEACH I WIPED DOWN THE BALCONY DECK CHAIRS AND AN AREA ON THE MAIN DECK WHERE THE BOARDS TURNED BLACK. THE CHAIRS ARE GOOD BUT THE BLACK BOARDS ONLY CLEANED UP A LITTLE.  I ALSO WIPED DOWN SOME SIDING THAT HASN'T BEEN CLEANED IN 20 YEARS.

  - INSTALLED " DAMP RID " IN 2 LOCATIONS. TOMORROW , I MAY PICKUP AIR FRESHENERS AND MORE DAMP RIDS. SOMETIMES THIS HOUSE GETS A LITTLE MUSTY.

  ** OH , JUST ONE THING ABOUT THESE DAMP RIDS. THEY ARE A CONTAINER HALF FILLED WITH WATER. THE TOP HALF IS 1000'S OF WHITE PELLETS TO SOAK UP MOISTURE. WELL , I INSTALLED ONE IN THE MUDROOM. I HAVE IT SITTING ON THE EDGE OF A SHELF AND I TELL MYSELF , " CHRIS , DUMB ASS , MOVE THAT DAMP RID TO ANOTHER LOCATION UNTIL YOUR DONE MAKING A SPACE FOR IT. " I TOLD MYSELF THIS 5 TIMES. BUT I CAREFULLY MOVED THINGS AROUND UNTIL THE AREA WAS CLEARED. FIVE SECONDS BEFORE MOVING THE DAMP RID AN OLD ICE MAKER FALLS AND HITS THE CONTAINER. FUCKING 1000'S OF WHITE PELLETS ALL OVER THE MUDROOM. THE SCREAMS OF PAIN WHERE HEARD THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPMENT **

  - INSTALLED A 4' FLORESCENT BULB IN A LAUNDRY AREA.

  - USING MY YOUNGEST'S ACRYLIC PAINT I TOUCHED UP OUR DAMAGED REFRIGERATOR.  FOR THE MOST PART IT IS ACCEPTABLE EVEN THOUGH A RENTER SHOULD OF FIXED IT.

  - SPEAKING OF RENTERS - WHO THE FUCK MAKES PENCIL MARKS OF KID'S HEIGHT ON A RENTAL PROPERTY'S KITCHEN WALL ? WHO THE FUCK DOES THIS ??!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!!  I HAD TO CLEAN THE WALL OF ABOUT 10 NAMES. FELT SORRY FOR THE KID NAMED " BOON ".

  - PP&L TAKES OUR OLD REFRIGERATOR. THEY WERE HERE 5 MINUTES. THIS WAS VERY COOL. THEY TAKE THE OLD FRIDGE FOR FREE AND GIVE YOU A $35 CREDIT ON YOUR NEXT BILL........GOOD TRADE. I AM NOT SURE WHY THE FRIDGE HAS TO BE PLUGGED IN AND IN WORKING CONDITION. THE 2 GUYS ARRIVED , ONE GUY SMASHED THE HANDLES OFF WITH HIS HAND , AND THEY DOLLIED IT TO THEIR TRUCK. HE SAID , " OK , THAT'S IT. HAVE A GOOD DAY. "

  - SHAMPOOED THE WHITE SECTIONAL. MY MOTHER-IN-LAW GAVE US A SMALL PORTABLE SHAMPOO MACHINE. WE HAVE NOT USED IT IN 4 YEARS. SO I BROUGHT IT TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AND USED IT ONCE. I FIGURE I AM HERE WHY NOT CLEAN IT AGAIN.....SO I DID.

  ** OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , I AM ABOUT 80% DONE CLEANING THE SECTIONAL AND I NOTICE THE WATER IS COLD. I AM THINKING THIS CAN NOT BE RIGHT SINCE I PUT HOT SOAPY WATER IN THE PLASTIC CHAMBER. WELL , SO I THOUGHT. I FILLED THE " CAPTURE " BIN INSTEAD OF THE " FILLING " BIN. GO OVER TO THE SINK AND EMPTY THE NEW SOAPY WATER INTO THE " FILL " SECTION OF THE CONTAINER. WHILE I AM DOING THIS THE " CAPTURE " PLASTIC BIN SPILLS ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER TOP. SCREAMS COULD BE HEARD THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPMENT. I LABELED THE FILLING BIN WITH A SHARPIE SO ON ONE EVER HAS TO FEEL THAT PAIN **

       FAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS :

  - USING A LADDER I TRY TO REACH A BURNT OUT CEILING BULB. I TRY 4 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WITH THE LADDER BUT CAN'T REACH THE BULB.  I DECIDE TO WALK OUT ON THE BEAM 10 FEET HIGH AND FROM THE 2ND FLOOR. THE GREAT WALLENDA I AM NOT BUT I MOVED MY HOOVES ALONG THE BEAM TO THE FRONT WALL. I WAS JUST BARELY ABLE TO REACH AND CHANGE THE BULB EXCEPT FOR ONE THING.......I FORGOT THE NEW BULB. SCREAMS WERE HERD THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPMENT.

  - WHILE ON THE BEAM I FIGURED I CLEAN THE CEILING FAN. AFTER JUST 15 SECONDS I KNEW THIS WAS A BAD IDEA. I GOT OFF THE BEAM AND USED THE LADDER AND CLEANED THE ENTIRE FAN. I MOVE THE LADDER OUTSIDE.

  - WHENEVER OUR CEILING FAN SQUEAKS I KNOW IT IS ONE THING.....A LOOSE FAN BLADE. RETRIEVING THE LADDER OUTSIDE FOR THE 5TH TIME I SET IT UP AND CLIMB. I FIND THE ONE LOOSE SCREW AND NOW THE FAN SPINS SILENTLY.

  - DUST THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE WITH A LONG POLE DUSTER.

  - PUT AWAY THE LAWN MOWER AND LADDER UNDER OUR CRAWL PLACE AND SEAL IT WITH 2 DOORS.

  I SETTLE IN AND MAKE LEFTOVER PIZZA. THERE ARE 3 PLAIN PIZZA SLICES LEFT FROM 3 DAYS AGO. HMMMM ........MMM THEY LOOK GOOD......SAID NO ONE EVER. SO , EACH SLICE GOT SOME TOPPINGS. ONE RECEIVED THINLY SLICED ONIONS AND SOME EXTRA CHEESE , ANOTHER GOT SALSA , AND THE FINAL SLICE I ADDED SAUSAGES FROM A SCALOPPINI DINNER THAT WHEELS MADE. OVERALL , IT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN PLAIN.

  SUCKED US IN AGAIN - PHILLIES DOWN 4 - 0 AND I WATCH OTHER SHOWS.  I TURN IT BACK ON AND THEY TIED IT 4 - 4. OKAY.....COOL.  A MET PLAYER ON 3RD BASE WITH 2 OUTS. I CHANGE THE CHANNEL TO NFL FOOTBALL. I GO BACK TO THE PHILLIES GAME JUST SECONDS LATER AND SEE IT IS A COMMERCIAL. I SAY TO MYSELF , " OK GOOD. THE PITCHER GOT HIM OUT AND THEY WENT TO A COMMERCIAL. "  THE COMMERCIAL ENDS AND THE PHILLIES ARE LOSING 5 - 4. I SAY , " JESUS , HOW THE HELL DID THEY SCORE A RUN AND THAN GET ANOTHER BATTER OUT IN 30 SECONDS ??!! "

  SPEAKING OF SPORTS , THE EAGLES ANNOUNCED JUST 10 HOURS AFTER THE TAMPA BAY LOSS THAT CARSON WENTZ WILL BE STARTING AGAINST THE COLTS THIS SUNDAY AT HOME. FIRST THING I THOUGHT.....WHY DIDN'T HE START AGAINST TAMPA BAY ?

  OH , I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR EAGLES/COLTS TICKETS AND NOW THAT WENTZ IS RETURNING THE PRICES WILL GO UP.

  I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " IRON FIST ". THEY WERE OKAY TO GOOD. I ALSO WATCH HOW THE MOVIE " VACATION " WITH CHEVY CHASE WAS MADE....VERY GOOD INSIDE STUFF.

  I ALSO TALKED TO ABOUT 6 BANDS TONIGHT WHICH IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

  SEE SOME DEER WHICH IS COOL. I SEND A PICTURE OF A BABY DEER JUST FEET FROM OUR BACK DECK TO WHEELS. I ALSO SENT A PICTURE TO WHEELS OF THE PP&L MOVERS TAKING OUR OLD FRIDGE. MAN , I HATED THAT FRIDGE AND ITS NON STOPPING LEAK. I SPENT $40 FOR THIS PERFECT BACK-UP FRIDGE. I WILL BE CALLED CHEAP AGAIN.  I NEVER GET COMPLIMENTS ON CRAIGSLIST PURCHASES.

  GOT TIRED AROUND 9PM BUT THOUGHT I CAN NOT GO TO BED NOW. I FORCED MYSELF TO STAY UP UNTIL 11:30PM. I SLEPT DECENT AND WOKE UP TWICE. I LET THE DOG OUT AROUND 4:30AM. I HAD TO GO BACK TO BED. I WOKE UP AT 9:30AM.....NICE.

  NOW , MY DILEMMA........ALL PROJECTS AND PUNCH LISTS ARE DONE. DO I STAY ANOTHER DAY IN THE RAIN OR DRIVE HOME IN THE RAIN?  I HAVE A LONG POTENTIALLY REALLY FUN DAY TOMORROW SO I NEED TO BE AT MY HOUSE BY 10AM. HMMMMM.......DECISIONS DECISIONS.

   TUESDAY        9 - 18 - 18

  AS THE SONG GOES BY THE CLASH......." SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO NOW......"

  DEEP DOWN I KNEW THE RIGHT DECISION. IT JUST MADE IT TOUGHER SINCE THE RAIN STOPPED AND THE BLUE SKIES OPENED UP.  AGAIN , IT WAS PICTURE PERFECT SO I COMPROMISED.

  I HAD MOST OF MY PROJECTS DONE SO I TOOK A RIDE TO THE FAMILY DOLLAR STORE. I PURCHASE SOME AIR FRESHENERS AND LOOKED FOR MORE DAMP RID PRODUCTS. OF COURSE , THEY WERE OUT OF THEM SO I TOOK A RIDE TO ANOTHER DOLLAR STORE ABOUT 2 BLOCKS AWAY. WHY 2 DOLLAR STORES SO CLOSE ?.....I HAVE NO IDEA.

  THE 2ND DOLLAR STORE HAD NO DAMP RIDS LIKE THE FIRST. BOTH STORES I ASKED A GIRL FOR HELP. THIS ONE I DECIDED TO TAKE A 2ND AND 3RD LOOK. I FIND 3 DAMP RIDS ON THE BACK OF THE SHELF AT THE VERY BOTTOM ROW.......NICE. I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING. THESE DOLLAR STORES HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD PRICING.

  I DROVE BY TWICE AT 4:30PM AND 6:30PM TO A HOME THAT FEEDS DEER. I HEARD THERE WERE 3 BUCKS HANGING OUT AND I LIKE TO SEE THEM. UNFORTUNATELY , THEY WERE NOT THERE BUT I DID TAKE A PICTURE OF A YOUNG FAWN JUST FEET FROM MY VAN.

  BACK HOME THE PUP FREAKS OUT. SHE IS IN FULL PLAY MODE. WE PLAY FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND I ENJOYED IT. I MAKE A CHEESE BURGER AND WATCH THE FINAL EPISODES OF " IRON FIST ".  I WATCHED 3 EPISODES AND ALL OF THEM WERE VERY GOOD UP UNTIL THE VERY ENDING.  IT GOT A LITTLE SILLY AND NOT " BELIEVABLE ". BUT OVERALL IT WAS A VERY GOOD 2 SEASONS AND I WILL WATCH SEASON 3 IF THERE IS ONE.

 I POSTED ON FACEBOOK " MAN I MISS WHEELSTOCK ". WHILE ON THE UPPER ROOF OF OUR HOUSE I TOOK A PICTURE OF THE LAKE. THAN ANOTHER PICTURE AT THE LAKE. 2 BEAUTIFUL PICTURES THAT REMINDED ME OF WHEELSTOCK WEATHER.

  CHECK SOME OF MY ATTIC TRAPS AND AGAIN THERE IS NO MOVEMENT. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

  I BRING THE PUP OUTSIDE AND ORGANIZE MY VAN WITH A 1000 TOOLS FOR TRAVEL. OF COURSE , WHILE I WAS DRIVING TO THE DOLLAR STORES A BUCKET OF TOOLS FELL OVER.  I SPEND ABOUT 20 MINUTES PREPPING THE VAN FOR THE DRIVE BACK HOME. I ALSO MAKE A COMFY SPOT FOR THE PUP TO LAY DOWN ON. SHE IS NOT THE BEST CAR TRAVELER.

  DAMN........HAD THE PERFECT CRAIGSLIST PERSON FOR EAGLES TICKETS AND I DROPPED THE PROVERBIAL BALL. HE HAD 2 - 4 TICKETS ON THE 40 YARD LINE & 12TH ROW FOR $150 EACH. THIS IS ACTUAL FACE VALUE PRICE FOR THE MOST PART BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS A SCAM. IT ENDS UP HE WORKS AT A CAR DEALERSHIP AND IT WAS ALL TRUE.....DAMN IT.  I WILL KEEP TRYING ESPECIALLY CLOSER TO GAME TIME.

  BACK TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. OH , CLEANING AND LOADING UP ABSOLUTELY BLOWS BY YOURSELF. I PLACE THE AIR FRESHENERS' AND DAMP RIDS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. I VACUUM , DO DISHES , AND FINISH EVERYTHING I KNOW IN LEAVING OUR HOME. THERE ARE ALWAYS LITTLE THINGS TO DO AND I GET THEM DONE.

  STOP AT THE DUMPSTER AND THE HOME THAT FEEDS DEER.  I WAS ON THE ROAD BY 6:30PM. I MADE GREAT TIME AND DID NOT EXPECT THE DARKNESS TO COME BY SO QUICKLY. I ARRIVE HOME AT 8PM AND MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME UNLOAD. IT WAS A JOY TO SEE HER.

  I CHECK ON THE BARTENDER WHO POSTED REALLY FUNNY VIDEOS OF THE POOL TEAM RE-ENACTING THE SCENE FROM WHEN " BABY " RUNS AND IS CAUGHT ABOVE THE HEAD OF PATRICK SWAYZE. THEY ARE ON FACEBOOK AND PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

  WHEELS GOES TO A PHILLIES GAME ON A GIRL'S NIGHT OUT. I KNOW THEY HAD A BLAST AND THE PHILLIES EVEN WON.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH A BEER AND BRANDY. I THINK THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE I DID NOT ENJOY THE BEER OR BRANDY AS MUCH AS I THOUGHT I WOULD. I WATCHED THE LATEST MOVIE OF THIS PIRATE SERIES CALLED " PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES " WITH JOHNNY DEPP AS JACK SPARROW. IT WAS GOOD BUT I DID NOT LAST. I HAVE ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO FINISH IT.

  WEDNESDAY        9 - 19 - 18

  A LADY IN LINE BEHIND ME SAYS , " LET ME TELL YOU , SUPERMAN IS FUCKIN' LEGIT ,BUT EL TORO .......I HAD TO RE-EVALUATE MY LIFE. "  YEP.......I REALLY DIDN'T NEED TO HEAR THIS.

   I HAVE TO ADMIT I HAD ANXIETY ABOUT THIS DAY.  MY WHOLE LIFE I NEVER DID ROLLER COASTERS. TWO YEARS AGO I DID HERSEY PARK AND THE KIDS GUILTED ME ON. I MEAN I SEE 15 YEAR OLD GIRLS GOING ON THESE MONSTER RIDES SO MY PRIDE WAS AT STAKE. WELL , THAT WAS 2 YEARS AGO AND MY FIRST TIME EVER DOING ROLLER COASTERS. IT WAS ALSO ABOUT 30 POUNDS AGO.  I DID NOT FEEL FULLY SAFE IN ANY ROLLER COASTER RIDE TODAY. THIS IS NOT A GOOD APPROACH TO THE RIDE.

  NOW , I HAVE ONE ISSUE WITH ROLLER COASTER RIDES......GOING UP. I LOVE SPEED AND EVEN THINK OF MY MOTORCYCLE WHEN GOING FAST ON THESE RIDES. THE TWISTS AND TURNS AND UPSIDE DOWN ACTUALLY MAKE ME LAUGH AND ARE ENTERTAINING. BUT THAT DAMN SLOW RIDE UP.....THAT DAMN SLOW RIDE UP.

  SO HERE IS OUR DAY AT 6 FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE :

  - LOAD UP KIDS , WATER , SOME SNACKS , AND GET ON THE ROAD. WHILE TALKING TO WHEELS I MISS THE PA. TURNPIKE ENTRANCE WHICH I HAVE TAKEN 2000 TIMES. I GO AROUND GERMANTOWN PIKE AND COME TO THE TRAFFIC LIGHT THAT RE-ENTERS YOU TO THE ENTRANCE. THERE IS ONE PROBLEM. THE TRAFFIC LIGHT IS SUPER SHORT. I MEAN 4 CARS AT MOST WILL GO. THE LINE HAD 30 CARS IN IT. SO I GO UP THE RIGHT LANE PRETENDING TO GO STRAIGHT AND AT THE LAST SECOND JUT INTO THE LEFT LANE AND GO THROUGH THE LIGHT WHICH JUST TURNED RED. I SAVED ABOUT 20 MINUTES OF TIME. BUT THE GUY BEHIND ME WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER FOR ME CUTTING HIM OFF. HE FOLLOWED ME THROUGH THE RED LIGHT AND LAID ON HIS HORN FOR 60 SECONDS. I PULLED OVER TO WAVE HIM TO ME AND WE COULD SETTLE IT " OUT OF COURT " BUT HE DROVE ON. I ASSUME HE SAW MY FAT HEAD AND FIGURED , " MAN , BY THE SIZE OF THIS GUY'S HEAD HE MUST BE 300 POUNDS. I WILL JUST HONK MY HORN AND GIVE HIM A MEAN GRANDPA SIMPSON GRIMACE. "  WE LAUGH IT OFF AND GET ON THE TURNPIKE.

  - WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME. G.P.S. SAID 65 MINUTES AND WE DID IT IN 55 MINUTES.  THE PARK OPENS AT 11AM AND WE ARRIVE AROUND 11:30AM.  THE LINES OF CARS ARE ABSOLUTELY PACKED. THE PARK IS SHORT STAFFED BECAUSE ALOT OF THEIR WORKERS ARE COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO RETURNED TO SCHOOL.  IT WAS ALL HANDS ON DECK TO HELP OUT. IT WAS $25 FOR GENERAL PARKING AND $45 FOR PREFERRED PARKING.  WE DID GENERAL BECAUSE IT WAS ONLY AN EXTRA 30 SECOND WALK TO THE ENTRANCE.

  - WE MEET THE COUSINS.....AND GET HOOKED UP.

  ** I HAVE TO THANK MY COUSINS FOR HELPING US WITH TICKETS BIG TIME. MY ONE COUSIN WORKS HERE AND IS RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE TOO. THE WOMAN THAT GAVE HER THE PASSES IS ALSO RENTING OUR HOUSE. THIS WAS A NICE LITTLE EXCHANGE. ANYWAY , THEY COMPED US 5 TICKETS.  NOW , THESE WERE REGULAR TICKETS TO GET US IN FOR RIDES AND THE SAFARI ADVENTURE. BUT THEY ALSO CAME WITH " EXIT PASSES ". NOW LET ME EXPLAIN THE 3 TYPES OF TICKETS.

 1 - REGULAR TICKETS - AVERAGE TIME TO STAND IN LINE FOR ONE RIDE IS 45 MINUTES OR LONGER. THIS WOULD BE ON A 1/2 FULL PARK.

 2 - FLASH PASS TICKETS - THESE TICKETS YOU BYPASS THE LINE BY WALKING A SEPARATE RAILING WALKWAY. THIS WILL CUT YOUR WAIT TIME IN HALF OR MORE.

 3 - EXIT PASS TICKETS - THESE SUPER TICKETS PASS EVERYBODY. IN FACT , YOU DON'T EVEN GO TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE RIDE. YOU GO TO THE EXIT AND ENTER THERE AFTER BRIEFLY TALKING TO AN EMPLOYEE.

  ** SO TRY TO GUESS WHICH TICKETS WE GOT ?  YEP.......NUMBER 3. WE HAD 7 PASSES FOR 5 PEOPLE OR 7 RIDES. YOU ACTUALLY FEEL GUILTY PASSING 100'S OF PEOPLE AND YOU DO GET MEAN LOOKS AND SCRUFF REMARKS. **

  - WE MEET AND GREET AT THE ENTRANCE GATE. I SEE MY COUSIN HELPING WITH TICKET SALES SINCE THEY ARE SHORT STAFFED. I WALK UP THE LINE AND SAY TO HER , " EXCUSE ME , DO THEY LET ITALIANS THROUGH THIS LINE ? " SHE LAUGHED. MY 2 DAUGHTERS AND A FRIEND ALL SAY HELLO. ANOTHER HUGE PLUS IS HAVING THE HUSBAND BE OUR TOUR GUIDE. HE KNOWS THE PARK AND KNOWS THE RIDES.  SO , WE HAVE COMPED SUPER TICKETS AND A PERSON TO HELP US NAVIGATE. EVEN COOLER IS , WHEN MY COUSIN GETS OFF AT WORK AT 5PM SHE WOULD JOIN US. WHEN SHE JOINED US WE DID NOT HAVE TO RENT LOCKERS FOR $1 ANYMORE...YEAH !!!!! ( OK , JUST KIDDING BUT IT WAS STILL NICE TO WALK WITH HER AND HEAR ABOUT THIS REMARKABLE PARK. I GOT A TON OF IN-DEPTH DETAIL OF HOW IT RUNS. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN FIRE DEPARTMENT , DOCTORS  , MAINTENANCE , ENGINEERS .......EVERY TRADE IS ON SITE.  THIS TRULY IS A MONSTER OF A BUSINESS. ON FRIGHT FEST THEY DID 37,000 PEOPLE IN ONE DAY. THE NUMBERS ARE MIND BOGGLING.

  - FIRST WE DO THE SAFARI RIDE. LARGE ARMY TRUCKS DRIVE YOU AROUND THE PARK AND THROUGH DIFFERENT SECTIONS.  ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS LIVED THERE. MY STAND-OUTS ARE :

 1 - SEVERAL EXTINCT ANIMALS LIKE THE WHITE RHINO ARE SAVED HERE. THERE WAS ANOTHER ANIMAL THAT WAS EXTINCT AND BEING RE-INTRODUCED AND EXPANDED VIA THIS PARK. ONE FACT THAT WAS COOL IS THEY STARTED SPRAYING THE RHINO'S HORNS AND ELEPHANTS TUCKS PINK TO RUIN THE VALUE IN THE BLACK MARKET.

 2 - CUTEST - THE BEARS IN THE PONDS - ONE BEAR CALLED " BUBBLES " PUTS HER WHOLE HEAD UNDER THE WATER AND BLOWS .....WELL , YOU GUESSED IT......BUBBLES.

 3 - BADDEST - GOES TO A FEMALE LION STALKING WHAT LOOKED LIKE YAKS ALONG A FENCE LINE. THE LION STAYED LOW ON A HILL AND THAN SPRANG UP TO THE FENCE WHERE THE BUFFALO OR YAK LIKE COW WAS WALKING AND FEEDING. THEY DID NOT FLINCH AN INCH. THEY TOTALLY MESSED WITH THE LION.

 4 - COOLEST - THE WHITE BENGAL TIGER - SO FRIGGIN' MAJESTIC LOOKING.

 5 - THE ABSOLUTE BEST WAS ONE GIRAFFE CAME RIGHT UP TO THE VEHICLE. MY YOUNGEST'S FRIEND WAS NOT ONLY FEET FROM IT BUT INCHES. SHE WANTED TO PET IT BUT DID NOT. LET ME TELL YOU A 4,000 POUND ANIMAL INCHES FROM YOU GIVES A LITTLE MORE PERSPECTIVE OF HOW LARGE THESE ANIMALS CAN GET. THIS PICTURE IS ON FACEBOOK AND SUPER COOL !!!

  OVERALL , A NICE WAY TO START THE DAY. THE MAIN BUILDING THAT FEEDS ANIMALS AND YOU CAN PET THEM WAS CLOSED SO THAT KINDA SUCKED. THERE WAS LIMITED STOPPING ALSO BUT IT WAS A GOOD TIME AND OUR FEMALE GUIDE DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF EXPLAINING ALL THE ANIMALS TO US.

  - AFTER THE SAFARI WE TAKE THE SKYRIDE ACROSS THE PARK. THIS IS A WONDERFUL TIME TO TAKE PICTURES. THE PARK IS HUGE AND COVERS OVER 500 ACRES.  ONE CUTE THING IS AS YOU PASSED OTHERS IN THE SKYRIDE SOME YOUNG GIRLS YELLED OUT " MARCO !! ". OF COURSE WE YELLED BACK " POLO. "

  - RUNAWAY MINE TRAIN - I CONVINCE THE KIDS AND MY COUSIN TO TAKE A KID'S ROLLER COASTER BEFORE LUNCH. IT ONLY HAD A 5 MINUTE LINE. THIS WAS MY WORSE DECISION OF THE DAY AND I WOULD NOT MAKE ANOTHER OFFER AGAIN ON RIDES. WHY ? THE TRAIN BROKE DOWN SEVERAL TIMES AND WE ENDED UP WAITING 30 MINUTES. THE RIDE WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD STARTER COASTER FOR ME. AGAIN , REMEMBER , I HAVE NEVER DONE ROLLER COASTER THROUGHOUT MY LIFE......NOT ONE.

  - WE MEET UP WITH MY COUSIN AND I TREAT FOR LUNCH. THERE ARE TWO THINGS YOU MUST SET YOUR MIND WHEN GOING TO A HUGE PARK LIKE THIS. 1 - WAITING AND 2 - EVERYTHING IS EXPENSIVE. I HAD THIS PROCESSED BEFORE I EVEN LEFT MY HOUSE. SO WHEN THE BILL OF $88 CAME I DID NOT FLINCH AT ALL. IT WAS 5 ORDERS OF CHICKENS FINGERS WITH SODAS AND ONE BEER.  ONE COUSIN GRABS A TABLE WHICH WAS A SMART THING TO DO. THE LINES WERE 50 PEOPLE DEEP. IMAGINE GOING TO MCDONALDS AND THE LINE IS 50 PEOPLE LONG. EVERYWHERE YOU GO WAS LONG LINES.

  ** I AM NOT GOING TO REMEMBER THE ORDER BUT I WILL TELL THE RIDES WE DID AND WHAT I THOUGHT OF THEM **

  THE RIDES : I WILL POST PICTURES ON FACEBOOK. - I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GOOGLING FOR PICTURES OF THESE RIDES FOR A BETTER PERSPECTIVE. OH , REMEMBER WE HAVE OUR " EXIT PASS TICKETS ". I AM TELLING YOU WE PAST 100'S AND 100'S OF PEOPLE ALL DAY IN SECONDS. I TRULY WOULD NOT GO WITHOUT FLASH OR EXIT PASSES. IMAGINE EACH RIDE TAKES ONE HOUR WITH WAITING. YOU WOULD BASICALLY DO 6 RIDES ALL DAY.

  - THE DARK KNIGHT - A COASTER THAT HAS YOUR FEET DANGLING. I LIKE IT AND HAD NO PROBLEM WITH IT. THERE ARE NO DOUBT TWISTS , TURNS , AND GOING UPSIDE BRIEFLY BUT OVERALL IT WAS SMOOTH. THESE ARE THE ONES I CAN HANDLE......SMOOTH RIDES.

  - GREEN LANTERN - THIS COASTER YOU STAND UP IN. MY LEGS HURT BY THE END OF THE RIDE BUT OVERALL I WAS OKAY WITH IT. I HAD A WONDERFUL YOUNG COUPLE FROM BROOKLYN ON THEIR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. AS WE ARE GOING UP THE LONG BELT OF THE COASTER TO THE TOP I SAY , " SO......WHERE YA FROM ? " THEY START LAUGHING AND WE TALK FOR THAT BRIEF 20 SECONDS. I TOLD THEM I VISITED NEW YORK AND LOVED IT. AFTER THE RIDE I MADE THEM LAUGH AS I LIMP OFF THE RIDE AND SAY , " WELP , LOOKS LIKE I'M NOT HAVING ANY MORE CHILDREN. " I DID  THIS JOKING WITH PEOPLE ALL DAY WITH ALL RIDES. THIS HUMORING HELPS ME COPE WITH MY FEAR OF ROLLER COASTERS.

  - THE JOKER - ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ? WHAT SICK DEMENTED RAT BASTARD THINKS OF BUILDING A ROLLER COASTER WHERE YOUR SEAT SPINS DURING THE ENTIRE RIDE ? YEP.....GOING UP THE SLOW CLIMB....YOU SPIN. DURING THE RIDE.....YOU SPIN.  MAN , WHAT AN EVIL F'N ENGINEER.

  -  NITRO - OK , WHEN MY COUSIN TOLD ONE OF THE KIDS , " SIT IN THE INSIDE SEAT AND WHEN YOU GO OVER THE TOP PUT YOUR LEGS OUT. IT WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR FALLING. " YEP......THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR. I TRIED TO GO TO THE BUGS BUNNY NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURE BUT NOOOOOOO IT HAD TO BE ANOTHER ROLLER COASTER. WELL , HE WAS RIGHT. AFTER THAT DAMN CLIMB TO THE TOP AND AT A GOOD SPEED YOU FLY OVER THE HUMP AND YOU ARE INVERTED PAST A 90 DEGREE ANGLE. YOU ARE LITERALLY NOT IN YOUR SEAT ANYMORE AND THAT INCLUDES THE HARNESS THAT HOLDS YOU DOWN. WHEN DONE , I ACTUALLY ENJOYED THIS RIDE BECAUSE IT WAS SMOOTH. THE DAMN COASTERS THAT BANG YOU AROUND WOULD EVENTUALLY COME AND I ACTUALLY GOT INJURED.  AGAIN , BEING FAT AND ROLLER COASTERS DO NOT MIX.

  - EL TORO - MY COUSIN TELLS ME , " THIS IS TIED FOR #1 IN ALL THE ROLLER COASTERS AS TO MAKE YOUR SHIT YOUR PANTS. " IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THIS SICK MOTHER F'ING RIDE THROWS YOU AROUND AND BEATS YOU LIKE A PIÑATA. I BARELY SQUEEZED INTO THE SEAT WHICH WAS A COMMON THEME THROUGHOUT THE DAY. EACH WORKER I ASKED , " PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK MY HARNESS FOR I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A WEIGHT PROBLEM. " PUT IT THIS WAY , I DID NOT SEE ANY FAT PEOPLE RIDING ROLLER COASTERS. THERE WAS A REASON FOR THIS !!  ANYWAY , THIS WOODEN COASTER HITS 70 MPH AND IT BOUNCES AND PINBALLS YOU ALL OVER WITH EVER QUICK TURNS AND TWISTS.  ROLLER COASTER ENTHUSIASTS STRICTLY VISIT THIS ONE RIDE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. ONE LARGE COASTER GROUP ACTUALLY PAY EXTRA TO RIDE THIS MONSTROSITY ONE HOUR BEFORE THE PARK EVEN OPENS.  BY THE END OF THE RIDE I HAD A RED MARK ACROSS MY LOWER CHEST , A SKINNED KNEE , LOWER BACK PAIN , AND I FELT DIZZY. YEP........NOT MY FAVORITE HERE.

  - CYBORG CYBER SPIN - THIS SIMPLE RIDE JUST SLOWLY SPINS YOU IN DIFFERENT WAYS FROM UPSIDE DOWN TO SIDEWAYS. YOU ARE WATCHING IT FROM THE GROUND AND THINK " WELL , THAT'S NOT SO BAD. "  I WAS WRONG.

  - EL DIABLO - A ROLLER COASTER THAT JUST GOES AROUND IN A VERTICAL CIRCLE. I SAT WITH MY COUSIN AND LET THE KIDS AND MY COUSIN GO ON IT. THEY WAITED ONE RIDE , GOT ON , AND THE THING MALFUNCTIONED. THEY HAD TO GET OFF.

  - JUSTICE LEAGUE : BATTLE OF METROPOLIS - THIS WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL. AGAIN WE BYPASS A 45 MINUTE WAITING LINE AND GO RIGHT ON THE RIDE WITH OUR EXIT PASSES. THIS IS A 3D RIDE AND YOU HAVE GUNS TO SHOOT AT THE BAD VILLAINS AND FLYING SAUCER LIKE SHIPS. THE RECORD OF THE DAY WAS 92,000 POINTS FOR SHOOTING THE BAD GUYS. MY COUSIN GOT 88,000 WHICH IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. I GOT 11,000 TOTAL POINTS AND THAT WAS WITH 2 GUNS. THIS 3D RIDE MAKES IT SEEM LIKE YOU ARE GOING MUCH FASTER THAN YOU ARE. THE INSIDE A/C FELT GOOD TOO.

  - SUPERMAN : ULTIMATE FLIGHT - I HEARD ABOUT THIS ROLLER COASTER AND ALL GOOD POSITIVE REVIEWS. MY COUSIN AND I TALKED TO 2 NICE YOUNG GIRLS WHO HAVE RIDDEN IT BEFORE WHEN IT FIRST OPENED YEARS AGO. OF COURSE I TOLD THEM , " I JUST WANT TO WARN YOU THIS IS MY 1ST ROLLER COASTER RIDE AND I TEND TO SCREAM LIKE A LITTLE GIRL. " THEY LAUGHED AND WE TALKED. I LIKED THEM. THE RIDE PLACES YOU IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION WITH YOUR LEGS SEMI DOWN. LET'S JUST SAY THE " DOGGY STYLE "POSITION. I MIGHT OF MADE A JOKE ABOUT THIS SEX POSITION TO MY COUSIN AND THE GIRLS NEXT TO HIM. THE RIDE WAS PRETTY COOL AND ONE TIME YOU " FLY " VIA AN INVERTED LOOP. I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT. OF COURSE I CURSED ABOUT IT. I LIKED THE RIDE BUT HAD ONE ISSUE. WHEN THE RIDE IS OVER YOU HANG IN THE DOGGY STYLE POSITION FOR NEARLY 3 MINUTES. GOD I FEEL BAD FOR GIRLS. I DID MAKE THE KIDS BEHIND US LAUGH BECAUSE YOU SEE THE RIDERS SNEAKERS IN FRONT OF YOU. SO , I DID A LITTLE SNEAKER AND ANKLE DANCE WHILE HANGING IN THE AIR. THE KIDS LAUGHED BEHIND ME AND SO DID PEOPLE WATCHING ME.

  -  KINGDA KA - I BAILED ON THIS RIDE FOR MANY REASONS. I WILL POST A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK AND YOU WILL SEE WHY I BAILED ON THIS. SO HERE ARE MY EXCUSES.....I MEANS REASONS. AGAIN , REMEMBER....I AM NOT A ROLLER COASTER ADRENALINE JUNKIE BY ANY MEANS.

 1 - THE F'N RIDE GOES FROM 0 TO 128 MPH IN 3.5 SECONDS.  RIGHT THERE IS ENOUGH REASONING NOT TO RIDE IT.

 2 - THE F'N RIDE GOES 1,000 FEET STRAIGHT UP.

 3 - THE F'N RIDE GOES STRAIGHT DOWN 1,000 FEET.

 4 - IT WAS NOW DARK.

 5 - MY BODY WAS STILL HURTING FROM THAT DAMN EL TORO AND I WAS FEELING DIZZY.

 6 - I DID GET TO HANG WITH JUST MY COUSIN AND TALK. THIS I DID ENJOY. I EVEN CALLED WHEELS AND LET THEM TALK.

 7 - AT NIGHT , SEEING IN THE DISTANCE THIS IMPOSING STRUCTURE MADE ME FEEL QUEASY. IN HIND SIGHT I SHOULD OF JUST DONE IT AND SUCKED IT UP.  BUT THE NEXT MORNING AND I AM STILL FEELING PAIN IN MY STERNUM AND BACK AREA.

  THERE ARE PROBABLY SOME RIDES I MISSED BUT THIS WAS A VERY GOOD TIME. AGAIN , I HAVE TO THANK MY COUSINS FOR THE EXPERIENCE.

  WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND DECIDE TO STOP AT MCDONALDS FOR ICE CREAM. MAN , IS THIS BUSINESS IN A PERFECT LOCATION. 35 MINUTES IN THE DRIVE THOUGH LINE. WELP , I WAS IN THE WAITING MODE AND THE KIDS PLAYED " CRAZY 8'S " ALL TOGETHER ON THEIR CELL PHONES WHILE WE WAITED SO ALL GOOD. I REALLY ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY TOO.....EVERYBODY WAS COOL.

  MADE GREAT TIME COMING HOME AND I CHILLED WITH WHEELS FOR A NIGHT CAP. I TOOK 4 ADVILS AND WENT TO BED.

   THURSDAY        9 - 20 - 18

  COUPLE OF THINGS TODAY THAT WERE COOL AND SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

  THE LAWN NEEDS ATTENTION BIG TIME. THE GRASS IS WAY TOO HIGH. SO..........I SPEND 90 MINUTES CUTTING THE LAWN AND USING THE LEAF BLOWER. I ALSO HAVE TO MOVE AND FIX THE RABBIT HUTCH EACH TIME. WHAT SUCKS.....THE WEEDS HAVE COME BACK BIG TIME.

  STILL HURTING FROM THE ONE ROLLER COASTER CALLED EL TORE-ASS..........WHICH IT DID.

  PHILLIES KEEP IT CLOSE UNTIL THE 8TH INNING AND THAN THEY SMASH OUR HEARTS AGAIN. WE WILL BE MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED WITH 2 MORE LOSSES......SUCKED US IN. BLOW.

  LOOKS LIKE I AM HEADING TO THE EAGLES GAME ON SUNDAY. THERE ARE ONLY 8 HOME GAMES. OUT OF THOSE 8 HOME GAMES I MAY BE ABLE TO ATTEND 4......SO I HAVE TO GO. IF ANY FRIENDS ARE GOING PLEASE TEXT ME.

  CONGRATS TO THE CLEVELAND BROWNS FOR WINNING THEIR FIRST GAME IN 2 YEARS......AT HOME. US PHILLY FANS FELT YOUR PAIN.  RUNNING THE " PHILLY SPECIAL " MADE THE DIFFERENCE AND WAS FUN TO SEE.

  WHEELS GETS TREATED TO THE CLUB.....NICE.  I MADE A CHICKEN CHEESE STEAK WITH FRIED ONIONS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. GOT TO THANK MY BARTENDER FOR COMING IN ON VERY LATE NOTICE. IT ACTUALLY TURNED OUT TO BE A FUN NIGHT.

  KINDA COOL.....THE GUITARIST OF DEE SNYDER'S TWISTED SISTER PLAYED HERE TONIGHT. HE WAS VERY COOL.

  KINDA WEIRD .......THE HEAD LINE BAND PLAYED 2 SONGS. IN 21 YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE.

  HEAD HOME TO CHILL AND WATCH TV LATE NIGHT. I HAD SOME CHIPS AND HUMMUS BUT NO BOOZE......JUST WATER.  STILL FEELING FAT AFTER THOSE ROLLER COASTER RIDES. I KEPT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE MY SIZE ON THESE RIDES AND THEY WERE NO WHERE TO BE SEEN.

  REALLY EXCITED TO GET A CALL FROM STUMPY THE MOOSE AKA STUMPY THE 3 LEGGED MOOSE AKA.......????.

   ( THIS IS A BIG BAND AND I AM SUPER EXCITED TO SEE THEM AGAIN )

   FRIDAY           9 - 21 - 18

  THERE'S A 2 FOOT HIGH PLANT GROWING OUT OF OUR GUTTER.  YEP , I THOUGHT IT WAS A FALLEN BRANCH THAT JUST GOT HUNG UP IN THE GUTTER , BUT I GOT CLOSER WITH A LADDER AND GLOVES......IT WAS GROWING IN THERE. I USED A TRASHCAN AND JUST SCOOPED OUT THE GUTTER OF A TON OF DIRT AND SOIL. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH WAS IN THERE. I FIXED THE GUTTER GUARD AND IT SHOULD BE OKAY.

  PHILLIES CRUSH OUR HEARTS AGAIN BY BLOWING A 4 - 1 LEAD. MANAGER KAPLER ACTUALLY SHOWED SO EMOTION ON THE FINAL OUT BUT CHARGING THE UMP AND YELLING FOR 2 SECONDS.

  IT SEEMS I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO EVERY DAY.  IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.  OFF TO RESTAURANT DEPOT TO PURCHASE $700 WITH OF FOOD AND PRODUCT.  THIS 3 HOUR VENTURE IS ALWAYS FUN......SAID NO ONE EVER. TO PASS THE TIME I BROUGHT MY IPOD AND HEAD PHONES......MAN DOES THIS MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I JUST CRUISE AROUND NOT WORRIED ABOUT TIME.

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD.

  STOP AT HOME TO UNLOAD. THIS IS NOT FUN TO UNLOAD AND THAN STOCK EVERYTHING. WITHIN 20 MINUTES I HAD EVERYTHING DONE. BRINGING A TON OF BOXES UPSTAIRS TO OUR FREEZER IS NOT FUN EITHER.

  GIVE MY YOUNGEST A RIDE ON MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE EYE DOCTOR. THE KID MEETS WHEELS THERE.

  LOOKS LIKE CRAIGSLIST WILL STRIKE AGAIN WITH ME. I WILL KNOW BY TOMORROW.

  A FRIEND HOOKS US UP WITH 2 EAGLES TICKETS.  LOOKS LIKE WHEELS AND I ARE GOING TO SEE THE RETURN OF CARSON WENTZ. I AM PRETTY STOKED ABOUT THIS.

  EVERYONE IS BACK HOME AND MY KID SAYS SHE CAN NOT FIND HER TV REMOTE. I TOSS THE ROOM AROUND FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND THAN LOOK IN A DRAWER INCHES FROM HER BED.......THERE WAS THE REMOTE.

  WHEELS HEADS OUT TO A DEBUT FILMING / BLUES CONCERT / FUND RAISER VIA FAMILY.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. WE TAKE THE LONG BACK WAY AND I JUST CRUISED SLOW. IT WAS WONDERFUL. WE ARRIVE AND DO OUR THING. THE KID MADE AND TRIED OUR NEW JALAPEÑO POPPERS WITH CREAM CHEESE. THEY WERE GOOD BUT I THINK I LIKE THE CHEDDAR CHEESE FILLED ONES BETTER....BUT ITS CLOSE. I REALLY ENJOY HANGING WITH THE KID.

  BACK HOME WE MAPQUEST WHERE A PARTY/GATHERING IS FOR MY YOUNGEST. SHE WAS RELUCTANT TO GO BUT I AM SUPER GLAD FOR HER TO BRANCH OUT TO NEW FRIENDS. IT ENDS UP THE HOUSE PARTY WAS JUST 1 MINUTE FROM OUR HOUSE AND THE DAD COOKED BURGERS AND DOGS FOR EVERYONE. SHE REALLY LIKED THE HOUSE AND FAMILY.

  YESTERDAY I FINISHED " PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN : DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES ". IT WAS GOOD.

  BY MYSELF I DECIDE TO WATCH A MOVIE BECAUSE THE PHILLIES ARE JUST TOO PAINFUL TO ENDURE. I CHOOSE " THE GREATEST SHOWMAN " WITH HUGH JACKMAN PLAYING P.T. BARNUM. THIS IS THE TRUE STORY OF THE BARNUM AND BAILY CIRCUS. OK , THIS IS A MUSICAL AND LET ME TELL YOU SOME THINGS.

  - IF I EVER HOWL LOUDLY IN MY HOUSE IT MEANS I AM VERY EMOTIONAL AND MOVED BY SOMETHING. I HOWLED AT LEAST 5 TIMES DURING THIS MOVIE.

  - HUGH JACKMAN DOES A GOOD JOB WITH HIS SINGING ROLES BUT THE GIRL FROM " THE VOICE " WHO PLAYS THE ROLE OF " JENNY LIND " WAS OVER THE TOP AWESOME. THE SWEDISH SINGER KNOWN AS THE " SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE " IS ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE. THE ACOUSTICS OF THE THEATRE WERE EXCELLENT. I HOWLED.

 - I HAVE TO ADMIT I DID USE THE REMOTE AND FAST FORWARDED THROUGH MOST OF THE SONGS. EACH SONG WAS ABOUT 4 MINUTES. I WOULD LISTEN TO ONE MINUTE OR MORE IF I LIKED IT.

  - I ONLY HAVE ONE ISSUE WITH THIS MOVIE.....THE KIDS NEVER GROW. THE MOVIE HAS TO SPAN 5 YEARS AT THE VERY LEAST AND BARNUM'S 2 DAUGHTERS NEVER GROW AN INCH. I MEAN IT COULD OF SPANNED 15 YEARS. THIS WAS THE ONLY DOWNFALL OF THE MOVIE.

  OVERALL I WAS SUPER SURPRISED ON HOW MUCH I WAS ENTERTAINED BY THIS MOVIE. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT BUT YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR MUCH OF THE BANTER IS IN THE SINGING MODE. MY YOUNGEST CAME IN AT THE END OF THE MOVIE AND SAT WITH ME. SHE SAW THE MOVIE ALREADY AND LIKED IT. I TOLD HER MY THINGS I WROTE ABOVE AND SHE JUST GROANED AT ME.

  I DO RECOMMEND THE MOVIE ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS SINCE IT WON SEVERAL KID AND TEEN CHOICE AWARDS.

  WHEELS AND I HEAD TO A LOCAL HAVERTOWN BAR. A FRIEND , WHO IS A LONG TIME NURSE , HANGS THERE ALL THE TIME. WE ARRIVE VIA MY MOTORCYCLE AND I HAVE MY COMPUTER. THE BAR IS ABSOLUTELY FILTHY WITH THICK DUST ALL OVER. I OPEN A CLOSET TO HANG MY MOTORCYCLE JACKET AND DUST IS 2 INCHES THICK ON EVERYTHING. I DO NOT SAY ANYTHING AND WE GET SOME BEERS. THE GLASSES ARE DIRTY AND WHEELS AND I JUST LOOK AT EACH OTHER. WE TALK AND I DO MY NORMAL JOKING AROUND. THERE ARE A FAIR AMOUNT OF REGULARS AND EVERY ONE SEEMS COOL.  WHEN GOING TO LEAVE I CAN NOT FIND MY COMPUTER BAG. WHEELS HELPS ME LOOK AND SO DOES OUR FRIEND.  ABOUT 10 REGULARS OF THE BAR TELL ME THEY TOOK THE BAG AND MY MOTORCYCLE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT " MY KIND " HERE. I ASK THEM , " WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ? " ONE HOMELESS LOOKING GUY SAYS , " YOU DAMN LIBERALS COME IN HERE PRANTIN' AND PRAISIN' ABOUT HOW GOOD YOU ARE. WE ARE SICK OF IT." I RESPOND , " WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ? I DID NOT TALK ABOUT POLITICS ALL NIGHT. ALSO.......LET ME TELL YOU THAT THIS GIRL ( I POINT TO WHEELS ) IS THE NICEST PERSON IN THE WORLD AND WOULD NEVER OFFEND ANYONE AT ANYTIME. "

 CONTINUED - THE GROUP JUST GROANS AT US AFTER MY SHORT SPEECH. WE GO OUTSIDE AND MY MOTORCYCLE IS MISSING. A MINUTE LATER AN ANGRY LOOKING GUY RIDES MY BIKE FROM AROUND THE CORNER AND PULLS OVER IN FRONT OF ME. HE TELLS US TO GET OUT OF HERE. ANOTHER PERSON EXITS THE BAR AND HANDS US OUR COMPUTER BAG.  WHEELS AND I LOOK AT EACH OTHER LIKE THIS WAS THE MOST WEIRDEST EXPERIENCE EVER. IT WAS LIKE A GEORGIA HICK BAR IN HAVERTOWN. WE GET ON THE BIKE AND RIDE HOME..................................dream ends.

   SATURDAY     9 - 22 - 18

  BAD DAY......FUN NIGHT.

  THE WONDERFUL SILVER LINING OF MY BAD SIDE JOBS TODAY IS I GOT TO SPEND IT WITH MY  YOUNGEST.  THE NIGHT I GOT TO SPEND WITH MY ELDEST. SO , I GUESS THAT IS THE BIG PICTURE.

  LET'S START THIS DAY : ( WE BEGIN AT 9AM )

 - CRAIGSLIST STRUCK AGAIN FOR I NEEDED A GAS STOVE. MY YOUNGEST AND I TOOK A RIDE TO FAIRMOUNT PARK TO MEET A WONDERFUL YOUNG COUPLE. THEY GAVE US THEIR OLDER STOVE FOR FREE WHICH SEEMS TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION AND HELPED ME LOAD IT IN.

 - OFF TO KOHL'S IN HAVERTOWN TO LOOK FOR AN OUTFIT FOR MY YOUNGEST FOR HER SCHOOL VIDEO SHE IS IN. I ALSO PURCHASE A BED TOPPER THAT HAS A COOLING GEL AND MEMORY FOAM. I USED IT TONIGHT AND IT WAS BETTER THAN MY NORMAL BED.

 - STOP AT MY PARENT'S FOR A NICE LUNCH. MY PARENTS ADORE SEEING MY KID.

 - WE DECIDE NOT TO STOP AT THE NAIL AND THE BBQ AT THE LOCATION OF THE OLD PEPPER'S CAFE.  I SO SHOULD OF DONE ONE OR BOTH BUT TIME WAS A FACTOR.

 - STOP AT OUR HOUSE TO GET SUPPLIES THAN DRIVE TO A RENTAL HOUSE.  WE PAINT ABOVE A WINDOW AND REMOVE THE OLD STOVE. OF COURSE A DECK STEP BREAKS AND I WILL HAVE TO LATER FIX THAT. THE OLD STOVE IS PRETTY GRUNDY LOOKING TO SAY THE LEAST. WE CLEAN UP BEHIND THE STOVE AND ALL AROUND. WE LOAD THAT IN THE VAN. WE CLEAN THE " NEW " STOVE AND INSTALL IT.

 - BACK HOME WE CHANGE CARS AND HEAD TO AN ELECTRICAL JOB WE DID LAST MONTH. I HAD TO RETURN BECAUSE SUDDENLY THE CEILING FAN DID NOT WORK AFTER WE TESTED IT 3 TIMES. WE CHECKED THE WIRING , THE SWITCH , AND THE BREAKER. I FOUND THERE WAS NO POWER AT THE SWITCH AND THIS IS A CONCERN. MY FRIEND WHO INSTALLED THE SWITCH AND POWERED IT WILL RETURN TOMORROW TO TRY TO FIX SOMETHING I COULDN'T. SO NOT HAPPY. I ALSO RE-SPACKLED AN AREA I DID WHEN I WAS THERE LAST MONTH AND RETURNED 2 TARPS.

 - HEAD HOME AND WE INSTALL THE MEMORY MATTRESS TOPPER ON MY BED. ALL OF US INCLUDING THE PUP TRY THE FOAM.......WE ALL LIKE IT.

 - HEAD TO THE NAIL AND I GET A TEXT. " THE KITCHEN SMELLS OF GAS. " I IMMEDIATELY TURN AROUND AND HEAD THERE. I TURN OFF THE GAS TO THE " NEW " STOVE AND ASK MY FIEND TO INSPECT AND LIGHT THE PILOT FOR ME TOMORROW.  I AM NOW 0 - 2 WITH JOBS TODAY. I AM TOTALLY BUMMING.

  BACK HOME I SHOWER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.  STUMPY THE 3 LEGGED MOOSE IS ACTUALLY BERU REVUE. WE HAD TO KEEP IT QUIET AND IT WAS FUN. WHEELS AND I GOT A PICTURE WITH BOB BERU AND THE NAIL HAD A GOOD CROWD. I EVEN BROUGHT MY YOUNGEST IN TO COOK FOR US. MY ELDEST AND I RAN ALL NIGHT WHILE THE SOUNDMAN DID HIS JOB. IT REALLY WAS GOOD TO SEE THIS BAND FROM THE 80'S PLAY.

  WHEELS MADE AN APPEARANCE WHICH WAS NICE.

  PHILLIES ARE ELIMINATED. BRAVES WIN AGAIN AND WIN DIVISION.....BLOW.

  OH , ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND AN OLD FRIEND WAS THERE BEFORE I ARRIVED. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER ON HOW HE ARRIVED.

  BACK HOME AT 1AM I MAKE ONE GIN AND LIME SODA WITH A FRESH LIME AND WITHIN 20 MINUTES I WAS HEADING TO MY MEMORY FOAM BED.

  WHEELS AND I WILL BE ATTENDING THE EAGLES / COLTS GAME.

  WHAT CONFUSED AND BUMMED ME OUT. I TEXT ONE OF MY FAVORITE COUSINS THAT A FRIEND IS HERE AT THE NAIL AND SAYS " HI ".  HE TEXTS BACK " FUCK YOU. "  I GUESS 10PM IS TOO LATE TO TEXT SOMEONE.

  SUNDAY         9 - 23 - 18

  POSSIBLY THE PERFECT DAY. I EVEN CRIED FROM JOY......IT WAS THAT PERFECT. THE WEATHER HAD ZERO AFFECT ON MY DAY. BUT.......THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING. IN THE BIG PICTURE OF LIFE IT IS MINOR.

  LET'S START OFF WITH THE MINOR BAD THINGS :

  - FRIEND GOES TO ELECTRICAL SIDE JOB I WAS AT YESTERDAY AND COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM. HE ENDED UP WIRING A CEILING FAN LIKE I WOULD OF DONE. I AM VERY GLAD HE DOUBLE CHECKED THE JOB AND ME.

  - FRIEND STOPS BY RENTAL PROPERTY AND RAN INTO PROBLEMS  LIKE I DID YESTERDAY. THE CRAIGSLIST STOVE HAS THE TOP BURNERS WORKING BUT NOT THE OVEN.......DANG IT. I WILL HAVE TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER STOVE.

  OK , THAT'S THE BAD STUFF.....WHICH ARE TRIVIAL.

  THE GOODS AND ITS ALL EAGLES :

  - WHEELS AND I GOT HOOKED UP BIG TIME FOR THE RETURN OF CARSON WENTZ !!!!!

  - IN THE MORNING I WAKE MY YOUNGEST UP. THE KID IS AWESOME AND HELPS ME.  I USE OUR LARGE DELI MACHINE TO SLICE UP VIRGINIA HAM , OVEN ROASTED TURKEY , PROVOLONE , GENOA SALAMI , AND SHRED SOME LETTUCE.

  - WHEELS MAKES MINI HOAGIES WHILE I SHOWER AND GET READY. WE LOAD UP BEER , FLASK OF BRANDY , HOAGIES , CHIPS , AND UMBRELLAS.

  - STOP FOR GAS AND THAN DRIVE TO CHICKIES & PETES. THE PLAN WAS TO PARK THERE AND DO DINNER AFTER THE GAME. I LIKE PARKING HERE. IT IS ONLY A 10 MINUTE WALK AND YOU AVOID THE MASSIVE HUGE SHIT SHOW OF LEAVING THE LOTS AFTER THE GAME. TO ME , THE PARKING FEE OF $40 IS NICE TO SAVE BUT THE AGONY OF CATTLE SHOOTING IS TOTALLY PASSED.

  - WE WALK WITH 2 UMBRELLAS AND A WATER PROOF CARRY BAG. AN EASY WALK TO THE STADIUM TO MEET FRIENDS. OUR PLAN IS TO LEAVE OUR STUFF WITH OUR FRIENDS AND GET IT ANOTHER DAY.

  - WE ARRIVE TO A NICE TAIL GATE. HOAGIES FROM OUR FRIEND'S DELICATESSEN / SANDWICH SHOP , BOOZE , HUGE SPEAKER WITH MUSIC , CANOPY , CHEESE/CRACKER SNACKS , PLUS OUR STUFF.  WE HAD BEERS , LAUGHED , SIPPED BRANDY , ATE AWESOME HOAGIES , AND CHILLED. THE RAIN WAS A HARD MIST BUT NOT THAT BAD. I LOVED HANGING WITH WHEELS.

  - A 450 POUND GUY SITS INSIDE A BUS. HE MAKES THE MISTAKE OF PUTTING HIS BACK TO US WHILE AGAINST THE WIND SHIELD. WITHIN MINUTES THERE ARE 20 PEOPLE TAKING PICTURES OF HIS ASS CRACK. I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.  SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS WERE VERY CLEVER.

  - OUR FRIEND JUST HAD KNEE SURGERY SO SHE HAS TO USE THE ELEVATOR. WE BYPASS ALL LINES AND STEPS AND GO RIGHT TO THE TOP.  IT WAS VERY COOL AND QUICK.

  - WHEELS AND I SEE SEVERAL FRIENDS AND IT WAS COOL TO CHILL WITH THEM FOR A LITTLE BIT.

  - THE SEATS ARE SECTION 240 SO I KNOW THEY ARE UP THERE.....BUT........IT WAS ABSOLUTELY THE PERFECT DAY FOR THIS.  THE RAIN DID COME DOWN HARDER DURING THE GAME. OUR FRIEND WITH THE BAD KNEE WAS LOWER THAN US AND WE FELT BAD. SHE GOT SOAKED WHILE WE WERE UNDER AN OVERHANGING AWNING. THIS WAS CRUCIAL TO STAY DRY THE WHOLE GAME. WE SAT WITH FRIENDS WE MET FROM 3 YEARS AGO AND THEY WERE VERY COOL. I EVEN FRIENDED THEM ON FACEBOOK THE NEXT MORNING.

  - NEXT TO ME , BEHIND ME , AND IN FRONT OF ME........PIECE OF ABSOLUTE ASS. 6 OF 8 GIRLS WE WEARING SPANDEX. I ONLY HAD ONE PROBLEM WITH ONE SMOKING HOT BLONDE. SHE WAS ON HER CELL PHONE THE ENTIRE GAME. I THOUGHT THIS BE A TOTAL JINX TO OUR EAGLES BUT IT ENDS UP IT WAS NOT.

  - LAUREN HART SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WHILE THE AIR FORCE DOES A FLY BY......PRETTY COOL.

  - THE EAGLES OFFENSIVE PLAYERS ARE INTRODUCED. CARSON WENTZ IS ANNOUNCED LAST AND THE STADIUM GOES ABSOLUTELY NUTS. THE ROAR WAS DEAFENING. IT WOULD BE MUCH LOUDER LATER. I ACTUALLY TURN TO WHEELS AND I AM CRYING OUR QUARTERBACK RETURNED. SHE CALLS ME A LOSER.  IT WAS TEARS OF JOY !! THE FIRST DRIVE WENTZ MARCHES THE OFFENSE DOWN THE FIELD AND THROWS A TOUCH DOWN. THE PLACE ERUPTS !!  I F'N LOVE GOING TO EAGLES GAMES !!!!!!! ( ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY WIN )

  - THE GAME GOES BACK AND FORTH AND STAYS CLOSE DUE TO THE REFEREES BEING WAY WAY WAY TO F'N INVOLVED. SOME REALLY BAD CALLS ON BOTH TEAMS.

 - I TIME A BATHROOM BREAK HORRIBLY WITH WHEELS. WE WALK TO A BATHROOM AT THE END OF THE 3RD QUARTER. NEVER EVER GO TO BATHROOM AT THE END OF A QUARTER....EVER !!  I STAND IN LINE ABOUT 30 DEEP. SOME MEN ARE TAKING TOO LONG AND PEOPLE IN LINE ARE GIVING THEM SHIT. QUOTES LIKE " WHATAYA HAVE A BLADDER PROBLEM ??!! " AND " IF YOU'RE SHAKING IT MORE THAN TWICE YOUR PLAYING WITH IT !! "  THIS KIND OF MADE ME GUN SHY BECAUSE THIS WAS MY FIRST " RELEASE " AND BREAKING THE SEAL FROM TAILGATING ALL MORNING COULD REALLY MEAN OPENING THE DAM SO TO SPEAK. I COULD BE AT THE URINAL FOR AN HOUR. I GET TO THE URINAL AND IT IS 1 FOOT OFF THE GROUND. MY BALLS ARE THE HEIGHT OF THE URINAL'S HANDLE. I NEVER SAW THE HEIGHT SINCE I WAS BEHIND SO MANY PEOPLE. I STILL HAVE GUYS YELLING SHIT ABOUT PEEING FASTER AND I TOTALLY FROZE UP. I WAS SO READY TO GO FAST AND BURST OUT BRANDY AND BEER I EVEN HAD MY ZIPPER DOWN WHEN I GOT TO BE 2ND IN LINE. I WAS THAT READY TO PEE AND LET THE FLOOD GATES RELEASE.

  - I FINALLY REACH THE ULTRA SHORT URINAL FOR " SMALL PEOPLE " AND I TOTALLY GET STAGE FRIGHT. I MEAN I COULD NOT PEE A DROP. I WAITED IN LINE FOR 15 MINUTES WITH KIDNEYS HURTING AND NOW I AM FRIGHTENED LIKE A BABY DEER. I ACTUALLY FAKE PEE FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS AND THAN GO IN ANOTHER LINE THAT HAD STALLS. I WAIT IN THAT LINE FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND FINALLY GO IN THE STALL WHERE I DROP MY PANTS TO MY ANKLES ALONG WITH BOXERS AND PEE FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.  I HAD ONE HAND ON THE BACK WALL WITH MY HEAD ON MY SHOULDER WHILE LEANING OVER THE TOILET. I ACTUALLY GOT TIRED FROM URINATING SO LONG.

  - BACK TO MY SEAT AND WHEELS TEXTS ME , " ARE YOU AT OUR SEATS ? " I TEXT BACK , " YES ". SHE WAITED BUT I THOUGHT FOR SURE SHE BE AT HER SEAT. NEVER AGAIN WILL I PEE DURING AN ENDED QUARTER OR HALFTIME.

  - WENTZ LEADS EAGLES TO A 12 MINUTE TD DRIVE. THEIR LONGEST DRIVE VIA TIME IN 18 YEARS. THEY TAKE THE LEAD WITH 3 MINUTES LEFT.

  - THE FINAL MINUTES. THE LINC IS THE LOUDEST I EVER HEARD IT AS THE FANS TRY TO COAX AND HELP OUR EAGLES WIN ON A DEFENSIVE STOP. THE COLTS EASILY MARCH THE BALL DOWN TO THE 4 YARD LINE. IT IS 4TH AND GOAL AND WE ARE SCREAMING , YELLING , CHEERING , CRYING , HUGGING , AND EVERYTHING WE COULD TO HELP OUR EAGLES MAKE ONE MORE STOP. IT IS ABSOLUTELY PANDEMONIUM !!!!  THE EAGLE SACK THE COLT'S QUARTERBACK AND THE STADIUM ERUPTS WITH CHEERING. EVERYONE IS JUMPING AND HUGGING EACH OTHER. I MADE SURE TO HUG EVERY HOT GIRL NEAR ME.  IT WAS NO DOUBT THE LOUDEST I EVER HEARD THIS STADIUM AND I FELT THE STRUCTURE ACTUALLY MOVING. YEARS AGO INSPECTORS SAID ONE SIDE OF THE LINC IS NOT COMPLETELY STABLE. I THOUGHT OF THAT WHILE I WAS HUGGING WHEELS. IF WE GO DOWN IT WILL BE TOGETHER.

 - A HUGE WIN AND MAN WAS IT FUN. WE MET AT LEAST 10 FRIENDS THROUGHOUT TAIL GAITING AND THE GAME. JESUS.....WHAT A GOOD TIME. WE WALK BACK TO THE TAIL GATE AND MEET UP WITH EVERYONE. IT STOPPED RAINING AND IT MADE IT EVEN MORE NICE TO HAVE ONE MORE HOAGIE AND BEER.

  - OH , WE TOOK TOOK THE ELEVATOR DOWN AGAIN AND IT WAS VERY FAST. THERE WAS ONLY ONE PROBLEM. WE WENT AGAINST THE GRAIN. THE ENTIRE CORNER OF THE LINC WE WERE AT WERE GOING TO THE STAIRWELLS AND ESCALATORS. EVERYONE HEADED THAT WAY EXCEPT US. ONE FUNNY THING WAS THE ELEVATOR WORKER SAID , " EVERYONE GET ON " AS THE DOORS OPENED. THERE WERE AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE WAITING AND DON'T YOU KNOW IT.....ALL OF US GET ON IN ONE SHOT.  ONE GUY IS LAST AND I SAY , " WOW , THAT WORKER WAS RIGHT. WE CAN ALL GET ON......EXCEPT FOR THIS GUY. "  I TOUCH HIM TO STAY OUT OF THE ELEVATOR AND EVERYONE LAUGHS. HE GOT ON WITH US.

  - WE WALK BACK TO CHICKIE AND PETES AND LOAD OUR THINGS IN OUR CAR.  WE GO INSIDE BUT THERE IS A 30 MINUTE WAIT AND NO BARSTOOLS ARE AVAILABLE. WE ROLL OUT.

  - WE INSTANTLY GET ON 76 WEST AND I WAS RELUCTANT TO DO THIS BECAUSE MY MOTTO IS " NEVER TAKE 76 ". BUT.....I WAS GOING TO GET OFF AT " VINE STREET " JUST ONE MILE AWAY. WELP , IT WAS TOTALLY BACKED UP. WE LOST ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND I FINALLY GOT OFF THE EXIT AND TOOK WALNUT STREET TO 69 STREET.

  - WE DECIDE TO STOP AT PICAS RESTARAUNT. WE HAVE NOT REALLY BEEN HERE SINCE OUR ENGAGEMENT PARTY 30 YEARS AGO. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD ALONG WITH THE PRICES AND SERVICE.  WE SPLIT A HUGE ITALIAN ANTI-PASTA , BREAD & PEPPERS , AND VEAL MARCELLA. I HAD WATER AND WE BROUGHT HALF OF IT HOME TO OUR YOUNGEST.

  I THANKED WHEELS SEVERAL TIMES FOR GONG WITH ME. I LOVE HANGING WITH HER. MY FAVORITE WAS SINGING TOM PETTY AT THE STADIUM WITH HER DURING THE GAME AFTER THE EAGLES SCORED.

  WE SETTLE IN AND OUR ELDEST IS HOME WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE FRIENDS AND BARTENDER FOR US. I LIKE JUST LOOKING AT THIS KID. WE JOKE AND THEY HEAD DOWN THE BASEMENT.

  I HAVE NO BOOZE AND BY 8:15PM I AM FALLING ASLEEP. I DECIDE TO WATCH FOOTBALL IN MY BEDROOM. I FALL ASLEEP BY 8:30PM. WAKE UP AT 1AM AND 4AM AND THAN 7AM. I HAD VERY GOOD INCREMENTAL SLEEP WITH MY NEW GEL / MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS TOPPER.

  MONDAY       9 - 24 - 18

  CAN'T GET CAUGHT UP...........

  SIDE JOBS ARE BACKING UP BECAUSE WE CAN'T FINISH THEM AND NEW SIDE JOBS ARE COMING IN ALONG WITH A FAMILY MEMBER WHO MAY NEED HELP NEXT WEEK. OH , WE HAVE A CONDO MEETING THIS WEEKEND AND A BIG SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE NAIL THAT I LIKE TO BE THERE. OH , AND IT'S OUR ELDEST 21ST BIRTHDAY.  OK......THAT'S IT.

  MAKE LUNCH AND GIVE OUR YOUNGEST AND HER FRIEND A RIDE TO SCHOOL.  A GUY WALKS IN FRONT OF MY CAR AND I SAY , " OH MAN I'M GOING TO RUN THIS GUY OVER. " MY KID'S FRIEND SAYS , " DON'T RUN HIM OVER. HE'S THE ONLY GOOD TEACHER IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL. "  I REPLY , " 200 TEACHERS AND JUST ONE GOOD ONE ? " SHE REPLIES , " I SAID WHAT I SAID. "

  START MORNING PRETTY REFRESHED SINCE I WENT TO BED AT 8PM. I REALLY DID NOT GET HAMMERED AT THE EAGLES GAME BUT DEFINITELY HAD FUN. BY THE TIME I HAD MY NORMAL WORK DONE IT WAS 1PM. I THINK I AM GOING TO TRY TO ATTEND AS MANY EAGLES GAMES AS I CAN.

  TAKE A NAP FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

  DID NOT WATCH ONE OUT OF THE PHILLIES GAME. HEARD THEY LOST 15 - 1.

  WELP , I THOUGHT TAMPA BAY WAS LEGIT BUT THE STEELERS SHOWED THEM THEY ARE NOT. STEELERS WIN IN TAMPA BAY IN WHICH OUR EAGLES COULD NOT. HAPPY FOR THE STEELERS.

  AT THE NAIL I MEET A NICE GUY FROM BOSTON WHO TRANSFERRED TO HERE. I GOT STOCKING , CLEANING , MARQUEE , AND BAND CALLS ALL DONE BY 10PM.

  MEET OUR VENDER FROM MERCURY AMUSEMENT. HE GIVES ME OUR FLYERS TICKETS. WHEELS AND I WILL BE ATTENDING SEVERAL GAMES WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

  ELDEST TEXTS ME SOME NEWS , " THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 8 IS NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX." I RESPOND , " YES !!!!##!!##!!##!! "

  LOAD UP BEER , COMPUTER , AND BOOKS AND HEAD HOME.  HALFWAY HOME I GET A TEXT , " CAN YOU PICK UP MCDONALDS FRENCH FRIES ".  IT WAS LATE NIGHT AND I DID NOT WANT TO GO BUT FOR MY YOUNGEST I DID. I ARRIVE HOME AND UNLOAD A TON OF STUFF. I HIDE THE FRENCH FRIES IN A BANK BAG. I ASK WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST TO HELP ME LOAD BEER IN THE FRIDGE AND OTHER STUFF. BOTH ARE DISAPPOINTED I DID NOT GET THE FRENCH FRIES.  I GO IN MY BEDROOM TO CHANGE AND BRING THE BANK BAG WITH ME. I TIP TOE TO MY KID'S BEDROOM AND PLACE THE FRENCH FRIES ON HER DESK AND OPEN THE BAG SO THE AROMA OF THE FRIES SPREADS THROUGHOUT THE ROOM.

  BACK IN THE KITCHEN I MAKE SOME DRINKS AND WHEELS IS IN THE MAIN ROOM. OUR YOUNGEST HUGS US GOOD NIGHT AND HEADS TO HER BEDROOM. I SAY TO WHEELS , " 3............2............1. " OUR YOUNGEST COMES OUT OF HER ROOM ALL HAPPY AND GIGGLING. SHE GOT HER FRENCH FRIES.

  I WATCH THE ENDING OF " THE GOOD DOCTOR ".  IT IS A GOOD SHOW.

  WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH ONE OF THE NOT SO GOOD " WALKING DEAD " EPISODES. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 8 SEASONS I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST BORING AND CONFUSING AND WITH NO MERIT.

  OFF TO BED.........LONG DAY TOMORROW.

 TUESDAY      9 - 25 - 18

  THE LONG DAY.

  THE MONEY WAS VERY GOOD BUT THE DRIVE WAS NOT.  3 HOUR ROUND TRIP. I GOT DONE AROUND 3:30PM AND FELT BAD FOR BEING DONE SO EARLY PLUS I WANTED TO STAY UNTIL 6PM TO LET THE TRAFFIC DISSIPATE.

  SO.......HERE'S HOW IT WENT :

 - UP AT 7AM TO GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL. THE KID HELPS ME LOAD TOOLS IN MY VAN.

 - USE 2 G.P.S. DEVICES BECAUSE I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT OUR ONE ACTING ERRATIC. I USED MY CELL PHONE AND GOOGLE MAP AS A BACK UP.

 - I ARRIVE AND THE WIFE IS THERE. SHE IS VERY COOL AND LATER WE HAD A NICE TALK ABOUT BUSINESS. I UNLOAD A TON OF TOOLS. IT IS RAINING AND GARAGE DOOR MECHANICS ARE THERE TOO.

 - LAY A FLOOR IN A BATHROOM. BEFORE STARTING I HAD TO REMOVE THE TOILET , ALL QUARTER ROUND BASEBOARD , AND DOOR. I DID FIND A WAY TO KEEP THE COVE BASE ON THE VANITY.  INSTALLING THE FLOOR MOVES AT A GOOD PACE. I TAKE MY TIME ON THE INTRICATE CUTS AND ALSO KEEP 3 DOGS IN CRATES COMPANY. I FELT BAD FOR THE DOGS IN CRATES ALL DAY. I DID NOT PLAY LOUD MUSIC BUT SPORTS TALK RADIO. DID YOU KNOW THE PHILLIES HAD THE WORSE RECORD AFTER THE ALL-STAR BREAK ? SO NOT INTERESTED IN THE TEAM ANY MORE. FUNNY......I GOT OFFERED TO GO TO A GAME THIS WEEKEND IN A SUITE WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES FOR FREE AND STILL I AM THINKING ABOUT IT. A $1,000 TICKET AND I AM THINKING ABOUT IT.....GO FIGURE.

 - FLOOR IS LAID AND I RE-SET THE TOILET , PRE-DRILL ALL BASEBOARD AND NAIL THEM IN , AND RE-HANG THE DOOR. I CAULK ALL BASE BOARD AND CLEAN UP. MOVE ALL TOOLS TO FIRST FLOOR.

 - REPLACE 2 OUTDOOR DECK LANTERNS.

 - REPLACE A STORM DOOR SCREEN AND WD-40 THE TRACKS.

 - CLEAN UP THE AREA AND WATCH ( MOSTLY LISTEN ) TO DOCTOR PHIL'S HORRIFIC INTERVIEWS OF YOUNG GIRLS BEING KIDNAPPED. EXTREMELY SAD STORIES AND THERE IS SOME SERIOUS EVIL IN OUR WORLD. THE OWNERS KEEP THE TV ON FOR THE DOGS I ASSUME.

 - FIX AN UNDER CABINET KITCHEN LIGHT. GOT REALLY LUCKY ON THIS.  A HOUSE CAT WALKS AROUND THE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS WHILE I WORK. I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT.

 - REMOVE A LARGE GLASS STORM DOOR.

 - REPLACED A LARGE FRONT DOOR PATIO LANTERN.

  I CALL THE OWNER AND IT IS 3:30PM. I WANT TO WORK LONGER TO LET THE TRAFFIC MOVE AWAY. HE GIVES ME 2 MORE THINGS TO DO. HE ALSO CAN'T BELIEVE I GOT SO MUCH DONE SO QUICKLY.

 - REPLACE A KITCHENETTE TABLE LIGHT HANGING 17 FEET IN THE AIR. HE HAS 5 LIGHTS IN THE BASEMENT AND THANK GOODNESS I TEXTED HIM A PICTURE OF THE ONE I WAS ABOUT TO INSTALL. HE QUICKLY CALLED AND CHANGED THE LIGHT. THE GOOD THING.....THE LIGHT HE WANTED TO REPLACE WAS 10 TIMES EASIER TO HANG.

 - CHANGE OUT A QUICK SET GARAGE DOOR LOCK.

  THE WIFE LEFT FOR WORK EARLY AFTERNOON AND THE HUSBAND CAME HOME AROUND 5:30PM. I LOADED MY TOOLS AND HE HAD BARELY ANYTIME TO TALK BECAUSE HIS 3 DOGS WERE BARKING AND EXCITED HE WAS HOME. PLUS.....THEY WANTED OUT OF THEIR CRATES BIG TIME.  AS I WAS DRIVING AWAY HE WAS BEING PULLED BY ALL 3 DOGS ON LEASHES OUTSIDE. POOR PUPS IN A CRATE FROM 9AM TO 5:30PM.

  TAKES ME 90 MINUTES TO GET HOME. SOME PARTS OF THE HIGHWAY I CRUISED QUICKLY. THAN THE 2 MILE STRETCH OF 76 AND IT WAS SLOWER THAN A CRAWL. THIS TRAFFIC DOUBLED MY TIME IN GETTING HOME. I WAS PRETTY TIRED. A DOUCHE BAG GUY DRIVING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OFF THE RIGHT LANE. I HAD NO IDEA WHY HE DID THIS FOR ALL 2 MILES.

  UNLOAD AND HANG WITH MY YOUNGEST IN HER BEDROOM. WE TALK AND WHEELS AND THE PUP JOIN US. AFTER ABOUT 20 MINUTES I SETTLE IN THE MAIN ROOM WITH SOME LIBATIONS. WHEELS AND I WATCH " THE VOICE " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED PRETTY TIRED.

  DREAM ABOUT THE FAMILY MEMBER YOU TEXTED ME " FUCK YOU ". HE TOLD ME HE WAS JUST KIDDING AND FOR ME TO PROVE HE WROTE THAT. I SEARCH MY CELL PHONE AND CAN'T FIND IT. I AM SO PISSED NOT TO FIND THE TEXT MY HANDS SNAP MY CELL PHONE IN HALF.............DREAM ENDS.

  ( WEDNESDAY ) SUPER COOL........I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AT 7:15AM.  I RETURN TO OUR DRIVEWAY AND A HUGE HAWK IS PERCHED ON TOP OF OUR BASKETBALL BACKBOARD. I STOPPED , GRABBED MY CELL PHONE , AND BY THE TIME I HAD THE CAMERA MODE UPLOADED HE FLEW OFF.......DAMN IT. OH.......THE RABBIT WAS NOT OUTSIDE.

  WEDNESDAY        9 - 26 - 18

   FINALLY THINGS ARE CLOSING BUT FIRST.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY ELDEST.  WHERE THE HELL DOES THE TIME GO ?  I CAN'T BELIEVE THE KID IS 21. ANYONE LIKE TO STOP DOWN AT THE NAIL ON THURSDAY NIGHT I WILL BE THERE AT 8PM FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR OR SO.

  ELECTRIC JOB UPDATE - AFTER 2 WASTED TIMES GOING BACK TO THIS JOB IT ENDS UP IT WAS THE CUSTOMERS FAULT. A 4 WAY LIGHT SWITCH THAT CONTROLS A BEDROOM SWITCH WAS THE CULPRIT. AS SOON AS THEY HIT THE SWITCH ALL POWER WAS RESTORED. GOT TO THANK MY FRIEND FOR FIGURING THIS OUT.

  TOMORROW I WILL HAVE ANOTHER SIDE JOB AND GET OUR CAR INSPECTED.

  LOOKS LIKE I HAVE ANOTHER GAS STOVE TO REPLACE THE STOVE I JUST REPLACED AT A RENTAL PROPERTY. I MADE A BARTER WITH A FRIEND TO HELP HIM WITH A BOILER AND DRYWALL FOR THE GAS STOVE......GOOD TRADE.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I ACTUALLY SHOT DOWN A FREE SUPER SUITE WITH EVERYTHING INCLUDED FOR THE PHILLIES GAME ON FRIDAY. WOW.....IS THE ONLY WORD I CAN DESCRIBE. OH , PHILLIESLOSE AGAIN 16 - 0.

  AFTER YESTERDAYS LONG SIDE JOB I DECIDED TO TRY TO CHILL. I DID WATCH SOME EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". THEY WERE ALL OK TO GOOD.

  LOAD OUR VAN WITH A SEAT , TOOLS , AND 2 BOX SPRINGS. WE HEAD TO OUR KID'S COLLEGE TO DELIVER THE BOX SPRINGS AND TAKE OUR FAMILY AND 2 FRIENDS OUT FOR A BIRTHDAY DINNER.  FOOD WAS GOOD AND IT WAS FUN HANGING WITH THE COLLEGE GIRLS. I WILL POST A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK. THE RESTAURANT GAVE OUR ELDEST A BIRTHDAY TEE SHIRT.

  BACK AT THEIR COLLEGE HOUSE I INSTALL 2 SHELVES FOR OUR ELDEST. THANKFULLY I HAD ALL 5 GIRLS HELP ME CARRY TOOLS UP TO THE 3RD FLOOR.  WE FINISH IN ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND LOAD THE VAN BACK UP. I WOULD OF BEEN FINISHED IN 20 MINUTES BUT WHO KNEW MY KID WAS SO DAMN PICKY. OH , THE 2 BOX SPRINGS WE BROUGHT DID NOT FIT SO WE BROUGHT THEM BACK HOME.

  BY 8:45PM WE ARE HEADING HOME SLOWLY. THE BACK ROADS ARE DARK AND IT WAS RAINING AGAIN. DID YOU KNOW THIS SEASON WAS THE 3RD MOST RAIN WE EVER GOT ?......BLOW.

  WE STOP TO GET GAS AND THAN MCDONALDS FOR OUR YOUNGEST TO GET ICE CREAM. 

  AT HOME WE SETTLE IN. WHEELS WATCHES HER SHOW WITH THE PUP WHILE I WATCH ONE MORE " WALKING DEAD ". AGAIN , IT WAS GOOD BUT KINDA PREDICTABLE. THE GUN SCENES COULD BE TH EMOST RIDICULOUS THING I'VE EVER SEEN IN A TV SHOW. 15,000 BULLETS FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE FROM ABOUT 20 YARDS AWAY......NO ONE GETS HURT.

  IN SEARCH MODE FOR EAGLES TICKETS AGAIN. TICKET HOLDERS ARE REALLY TRYING TO GOUGE PEOPLE. THEY ARE ACTUALLY TRYING TO SELL 200 LEVEL TICKETS FOR $400 EACH. ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ? I WOULDN'T BUY $400 TICKETS IF THEY WERE ON THE PLAYERS BENCH. OUR FRIEND , WHO MIGHT BE A GOOD HOOK UP FOR THE FUTURE GAMES , SOLD US HER TICKETS FOR $95 EACH. AGAIN , HAVING THE AWNING ABOVE US WAS THE ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL PART FOR THE RAINY GAME WE WENT TO. MAN, WHAT A DIFFERENT STORY IF WE WERE IN THE RAIN LIKE MANY OTHERS.

  OFF TO BED WHERE THE PUP IS LAYING ON MY MATTRESS. I MAKE A MISTAKE BY LETTING HER SLEEP WITH ME. I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 1AM. IT IS NOW 5:45AM. THE QUESTION IS.........DO I STAY UP ?

  THURSDAY       9 - 27 - 18

  MAN WHAT A HEARING. EVEN SOAP OPERAS CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.  I WATCH SOLID 2 HOURS OF IT. TO ME , THE WOMAN , DR FORD , IS ABSOLUTELY CREDITABLE AND BELIEVABLE. FOR YEARS I'VE BEEN SAYING , " I ALWAYS BELIEVE THE WOMAN. " THIS LADY HAS NO AGENDA OR PURPOSE TO HAVE HER LIFE FLIP UPSIDE DOWN. DID YOU KNOW IN ALL RAPE CASES ONLY 2% DID THEY FIND WOMEN LYING.

  BACK TO MY MUNDANE LIFE.  OFF TO A SIDE JOB WHERE I DID A COOL MACGYVER. AN OVER HANGING AWNING HAD HARD CARDBOARD UNDERNEATH IT AND A SOFFIT LIKE STRUCTURE. I NEEDED TO SCREW THE DOWNED AWNING BACK UP SO A DOOR COULD SWING FREELY BUT IT WAS BUBBLED OUT. ANY SCREW WOULD BLOW RIGHT THROUGH THE CARD BOARD. BUT......THIS AIN'T MY FIRST RODEO. USING 2 LADDERS I WEDGED THEM UNDER THE AWNING AND FORCED THE CEILING STRUCTURE UP AND FLAT. THAN I SCREWED THE BEJESUS OUT OF IT AND RELEASED THE LADDERS. I ALSO EXCHANGED SOME CEILING TILES TOO.

  OH , LEFT MY TOOLS IN MY VAN THAT WHEELS TOOK. I HAD TO DRIVE TO HER WORK AND GET THEM.

  SINCE MY SIDE JOB WAS 5 MINUTES FROM OUR DEALERSHIP I DECIDE TO GET OUR CAR INSPECTED AND HAVE OIL AND FILTERS CHANGED. THEY GAVE ME A PRICE OF $175 FOR THE FULL WORKS. 90 MINUTES LATER A TECH COMES OUT AND SAYS WE NEED TO CHANGE THE BRAKES.......ANNNNNNNNNNND $500 TOTAL......AND ANOTHER 75 MINUTES. F'N HATE DEALERSHIPS. THE SILVER LINING.....I GOT A TON OF EMAILS DONE.

 OH , THAT 5 MINUTE RIDE BECAME 15 MINUTES WHEN I TOOK A WRONG TURN, HIT TWO WORK AREAS , AND CUT THROUGH A HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT THAT THE G.P.S TOLD ME TOO. DOES THIS SHIT HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE ?

  BACK HOME MORE PISSED. I CHILL , WATCH A " WALKING DEAD " , AND THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL. OH ., LOST ANOTHER BANK BAG AND LOST $55 IN A 2ND BANK BAG.

  THE LARGEST GROUP OF MUSICIANS PERFORM ALL TOGETHER WHICH WAS VERY COOL. ONE PATRON WATCHING WAS NOT SO COOL. HE WAS HARMLESS BUT JUST SUPER ANNOYING.

  UNLOAD A STOVE AND LEAVE IT IN OUR PARKING LOT AGAINST A WALL. THE DUMPSTER IS TOO FULL SO I WILL DISASSEMBLE IT TOMORROW.

  I RAN AN OPEN BAR FOR ANYONE VISITING OUR ELDEST FOR HER 21ST BIRTHDAY. IT IS SO WEIRD HAVING A DRINK WITH HER. AT FIRST IT WAS GOING TO BE FOR 30 MINUTES.......8 - 8:30PM.THAN I STRETCHED IT TO 9PM AND THAN 10PM. I HAD A GOOD TIME MAKING JOKES WITH FAMILY , BROTHERS , COUSINS , PATRONS , AND FRIENDS.  THANKS EVERYONE WHO STOPPED BY FOR 15 MINUTES TO THE 2 HOURS.

  I BARTEND UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT AND ROLL OUT. I LET OUR DOORMAN/BARTENDER CLOSE FOR ME. HE JUST ARRIVED SO WE BARTER. HE CAN STAY FOR A NIGHTCAP OR TWO AFTER HIS LATE SHIFT AND CLOSE......WHILE I HEAD HOME.

  BIG NIGHT SATURDAY. I WILL BE THERE WITH MY YOUNGEST ALL NIGHT. I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " WALKING DEAD " AND START A 2ND ONE....BUT FALL ASLEEP BY 2AM.

  UP AT 6:30AM AND GIVE MY YOUNGEST A RIDE TO SCHOOL.

     FRIDAY      9 - 28 - 18

  WHEELS TO THE CONDO , ELDEST TO THE MOUNTAINS , YOUNGEST TO A FRIENDS HOUSE , AND ME.......AT HOME WITH THE PUP.

  I WANTED TO TRY TO TAKE IT EASY TODAY BECAUSE I HAVE A LONG DAY AND NIGHT TOMORROW.

  WHEELS HAS ASKED FOR CASH 3 TIMES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD.....NEW RECORD.

  TAKE A RIDE TO THE EYE DOCTOR TO PICK UP WHEELS NEW LENSES. THAN I TAKE A RIDE TO RITE-AID TO PICK UP WHEEL'S MEDS , AND THAN TAKE A RIDE TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF A GIFT THAT WHEELS PURCHASED FOR A CHRISTENING PARTY. YEP.....I'M WHEEL'S BITCH.

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO DISASSEMBLE THE GAS STOVE. THIS TIME I USED GLOVES. I SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND TAKE EVERYTHING APART. A LITTLE SILVER LINING CAME ABOUT. I USED OUR DUMPSTER WHICH HAS COME IN SO HANDY OVER THE YEARS AND I NOTICE THE OVEN BULB BROKE. I GLANCE INSIDE THE OVEN AND THERE IS THE BULB COVER AND HARNESS INTACT. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ONE OF THESE COVERS FOR OUR OVEN AT THE SEA SHORE FOR OVER 5 YEARS. I THINK IT WILL FIT OR I WILL DO A MACGYVER.

  DO MY ROUTINE STUFF AT THE NAIL. I SPEND ANOTHER HOUR JUST PREPPING. I HEAD HOME AND ACTUALLY LOOK FORWARD TO JUST TAKING IT EASY. I DECIDE AT 4PM TO FINISH THE 4 EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". I WATCH 2 AND GO DOWN MY BASEMENT TO CLEAN IT UP. STUFF HAS BEEN ON THE POOL TABLE FOR A LONG TIME. I VACUUM IT AND MOVE SOME THINGS AROUND. OH , A CRICKET WILL NOT BE LIVING ANYMORE AT OUR HOUSE......NEITHER WILL A LARGE SPIDER WHEELS SAW IN OUR KITCHEN 2 DAYS AGO.

  I TAKE A RIDE AT 9PM TO GET MY YOUNGEST. THE KID SHOWS ME A SOAP SCULPTURE SHE IS DOING FOR ART CLASS......PRETTY COOL. OH , AS SHE IS WALKING TO MY CAR TO GET IN I JUST SMILE. WHEN SHE GETS IN I SAY , " HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU I LOVE JUST LOOKING AT YOU ? "  SHE RESPONDS GIGGLING , " YEAH.....A COUPLE OF TIMES. "

  TALK TO WHEELS AT THE CONDO AND OUR ELDEST AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THEY SEEM TO BE DOING OKAY AND HAVING FUN. AT LEAST I KNOW MY ELDEST IS BECAUSE BEFORE SAYING HELLO SHE SAYS , " YES , WE ARE DRINKING AND DOING COKE. ".......FUNNY KID. NOT SURE WHERE SHE GETS IT FROM.

  I SETTLE IN AGAIN AND WATCH THE LAST 2 EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". I THOUGHT THE 15TH EPISODE WAS VERY  GOOD AND THE 16TH / FINALE EPISODE WAS OKAY TO GOOD. SOME PEOPLE FREAKED OUT THAT THE WHOLE SEASON WAS HORRIBLE. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD.

  GOT OFFERED TO GO TO THE PHILLIES GAME IN THE SUPER SUITE. I AM GLAD I STAYED HOME. PHILLIES LOSE 17- 1.

  I WILL BE AT THE NAIL ALL NIGHT TOMORROW. I WILL BE DOING 3 SIDE JOBS ALL DAY TOMORROW. OH JOY.

  SATURDAY        9 - 29 - 18

  " GET IN A FIGHT .......DONE FOR LIFE ".  YEP......IT'S A MOTTO HERE.

   START MORNING HEADING TO PHILADELPHIA.  A FRIEND HOOKS ME UP WITH A GAS STOVE. I ALSO GOT TO MEET A FRIEND WHO KNOWS MY COUSINS.

  BACK HOME I CLEAN THE STOVE IN MY DRIVEWAY. MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME DELIVER AND INSTALL IT AT A RENTAL PROPERTY. FOR THE MOST PART EVERYTHING GOES GOOD.

  PREP OUR BASEMENT WITH SNACKS , FOOD , BEER , FLAVORED WATER , AND WATER BOTTLES. I VACUUM , BRING DOWN MATTRESSES , TURN ON THE TV , TURN ON THE RADIO , AND TURN ON SOME LIGHTS.  I WAS PREPPING FOR A OUT OF STATE BAND TO CRASH AT OUR HOUSE. BUT , THEY DECIDED TO HEAD BACK TO MASSACHUSETTS. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW HOW MUCH I HAD READY FOR THEM.

  I TRY TO REST BUT IT ONLY LASTS ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

  CHECK MY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO SEE IF I MISPLACED MONEY IN A BANK BAG. I DID NOT. THIS IS THE 3RD TIME MONEY OR THE ENTIRE BAG IS MISSING.

  " NEXT DOOR " AKA A VERY LOCAL " CRAIGSLIST " STRIKES AGAIN.  I STOP AT THE NAIL AND DROP ANOTHER STOVE OFF FOR A DISASSEMBLY LATER NEXT WEEK. I DRIVE TO HAVERTOWN TO TAKE A LOOK AT 2 POOL TABLE HEIGHT CHAIRS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. I ARRIVE AND WITHIN 1 HOUR ONE OF THE CHAIRS WAS TAKEN FROM THE CURB. I WAS IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE OWNER AND SHOULD OF TOLD HER TO KEEP THEM ON HER PORCH. I DID TAKE THE ONE TO THE NAIL AND CLEANED IT UP OUTSIDE. IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. MY YOUNGEST REALLY LIKED IT AND I THINK IT WILL BE GOOD FOR POOL LEAGUE NIGHT.

  WHEELS HEADS TO THE SEASHORE AND HITS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. SHE BUYS SHORTS BECAUSE IT IS THAT NICE. SHE ALSO VISITED CAPE MAY BREWERY TO VISIT A FAMILY MEMBER.  THAN SHE VISITS SOME NEIGHBORS AND HUNG OUT.  OH , THERE WAS A CONDO MEETING AND SHE HAD TO PREP OUR CONDO FOR A HUGE EXTERIOR UNDERTAKING. HOW HUGE ?............QUARTER OF  A MILLION DOLLAR HUGE.

  A VERY GOOD NIGHT OF MUSIC AND OLD FRIENDS. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE. THE CROWD WAS GOOD AND WE WERE STEADY BUSY ALL NIGHT. MY YOUNGEST GOT A RIDE TO THE NAIL AND WAS A HUGE HELP WITH FOOD ORDERS , CLEANING GLASSWARE , AND OVER HELPING.  A 2ND BARTENDER HELPED AND OUR DOORMAN RAN THE NIGHT PERFECTLY. THIS WAS A FUN FUN NIGHT. I DECIDED TO PROVERBIAL " KILL 2 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE "BY ATTENDING AND BARTENDING. I RAN ALL NIGHT AND MAN WERE MY LEGS HURTING. IT WAS STILL FUN.

  ONE GUY DID MOSH LIKE AN IDIOT AND PISSED OFF ALOT OF PEOPLE. HE WAS ESCORTED OUT AND BANNED FOR LIFE HERE.

  I ABSOLUTELY KNEW AND SAID WHEN PENN STATE WAS UP BY 13 POINTS THEY WOULD LOSE. OHIO STATE , WITH 8 MINUTES LEFT , SCORE 2 TOUCHDOWNS TO WIN THE GAME. A CRUSHING HEARTBREAKING LOSS......AS US PHILLY FANS ARE SO USED TO.

  PHILLIES WIN....YEAH !!....DON'T' CARE. HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY TO ONE OWNER WHO WE KNOW. OVER 80 PEOPLE ATTENDED TONIGHT FOR HIS BIRTHDAY.

  FLYERS START SEASON ON THURSDAY.

  I HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST WORKING WITH THE CREW TONIGHT ESPECIALLY WITH MY YOUNGEST.

  WE ROLL HOME AFTER 1AM. WE WERE BOTH TIRED. I END THE NIGHT WITH A NIGHTCAP AND HEAD TO BED.

   SUNDAY     9 - 30 - 18

  IT RUINS MY WEEK , IT MAKES LIFE A LITTLE UNPLEASANT , IT PUTS ME IN A MELANCHOLY MOOD , IT JUST BASICALLY BLOWS.  EAGLES LOSE A CRUSHING HEART BREAKING DEVASTATING LOSS.  EAGLE FANS TOOK OVER THE TENNESSEE STADIUM. EAGLES HAD A 17 - 3 LEAD AND I FELT COMFORTABLE. BUT , SOMETHING WAS JUST NOT RIGHT. TITANS WITH 8 MINUTES LEFT STORM BACK TO TAKE THE LEAD. AN EAGLES KICK-OFF RETURN MAKES IT EASIER TO KICK A FIELD GOAL TO GO TO OVERTIME.  WELL.....YOU KNOW THE REST.  I , ALONG WITH 1000'S OF FANS , ARE JUST SPEECHLESS. I DON'T THINK ANY FAN IN ANY SPORT GETS THEIR HEARTS BROKEN LIKE US. OH , AND DALLAS WINS TO MAKE THE SHIT SHITTIER.

  I KNOW IT'S JUST FOOTBALL BUT IT IS A WONDERFUL RELEASE FROM OUR DAILY LIVES.  THE EAGLES ROCKED OUR WORLD WITH THE MOST COLLAPSING LOSS IN MEMORY. THEY HAVE THE MOST PENALTIES IN THEIR HISTORY IN THE FIRST 4 GAMES. EVERYTHING ELSE IS BAD TOO......OFFENSIVE LINE , COVERAGE ON THE DEFENSE , AND PLAY CALLING THAT MAKES NO SENSE.  50 TIMES CARSON WENTZ THREW THE BALL............50 TIMES. COMPARED TO 18 TIMES RUNNING WITH A 5 YARD PER CARRY AVERAGE.  WENTZ WAS HIT 15 TIMES AND SACKED 4. IT SEEMED LIKE MUCH MORE FOR EVERY PLAY THE TITANS WERE ON HIM LIKE " HUNGRY DOGS ". WHY DOESN'T THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND COACH ADJUST TO THIS ?  I ABSOLUTELY KNEW THEY WOULD LOSE WHEN IT WENT TO OVERTIME.

  OUR DEFENSE , ESPECIALLY MILLS WITH HIS GREEN HAIR , WAS SO BAD IN THE TITAN LAST DRIVE. 3 TIMES ON 4TH DOWN THE TITANS MADE THE 1ST DOWN. TECHNICALLY 4 TIMES IF YOU COUNT THE 3RD AND GOAL. ANY STOP AND YOU WIN THE GAME OR TIE.  THE 4TH AND 15 WAS DEVASTATING. OUR PLAYER BRANDON GRAHAM NEVER MOVED. HOW CAN A RECEIVER BE THAT WIDE OPEN. EVERY CATCH BY A TITAN I YELL OUT , " WIDDDDDDDDDDE OPENNNNNN !!! ". I YELLED OUT , " WIDDDDDDDDE OPEN " 20 TIMES DURING THE GAME. OUR RECEIVERS HAD TO FIGHT FOR EACH CATCH. IF TITANS DIDN'T DROP SO MANY PASSES THE GAME WOULD OF BEEN OVER IN REGULATION ESPECIALLY THE 50 YARD BOMB DROPPED. ONLY ONE DROP I CAN THINK OF THAT HURT.......AGHOLOR. A CRITICAL 3RD DOWN AND 13 YARDS AND THE PERFECT PASS HITS HIM IN THE FUCKING FACE MASK. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ? THE BALL HITS YOU IN THE FUCKING FACE MASK AND YOU DROP IT ??? THERE WERE GOODS LIKE ERTZ , SMALLWOOD , AND JEFFERY BUT I KEPT THINKING THE DEFENSE CAN BAIL THEM OUT. THE OFFENSE MOVED THE BALL GOOD BUT PENALTIES STALLED EVERY DRIVE.

  THE PAIN WILL LAST ALL WEEK. I WANTED TO GO TO THE VIKINGS GAME AND NOW I HAVE NO INTEREST. I KNOW I WILL GET OVER IT IN A COUPLE OF DAYS BUT JESUS WHY IS IT ALWAYS US PHILLY FANS THAT SUFFER THESE CATASTROPHIC SPORTING PAINS.

  BACK TO WORK ..........RELOADED MY VAN WITH ALL SEATS AND TOOLS. THEY HAVE BEEN EVERYWHERE IN OUR HOUSE.

  USED ALL LEFTOVERS IN THE FRIDGE TO MAKE A FRITADE.

  WHEELS HEADS HOME FROM THE SEA SHORE BUT STOPS AT A PHILLIES GAME. THE SUPER SUITE AND ALL IT'S LUXURIES WERE ENJOYED ONE MORE TIME. PHILLIES WIN FINAL GAME 3 - 1.  FINAL RECORD IS 80 - 82.  I WAS ASKED TO GO BUT DECIDED TO STAY AT HOME AND WATCH THE EAGLES GAME.....WORSE DECISION EVER.

  OFF TO THE NAIL WERE 3 BANDS PLAYED. ALL OF THEM WERE COOL.

  BACK HOME I AM STILL SOMBER. I HAVE A COUPLE OF NIGHTCAPS AND GO TO BED. AMAZING HOW LAST WEEK WAS BEST EAGLES GAME EVER TO THIS WEEK OF WORSE GAME EVER. I FELT BAD FOR THE FANS WHO TRAVELED TO TENNESSEE. I EVEN KNEW SOME FRIENDS THAT WENT.

   MONDAY      10 - 1 - 18

  REMEMBER BATMAN ? AND KICKING HIS DAD IN THE BALLS ?  I DO..........UNBELIEVABLE LAST STORY.

  AS I POSTED ON FACEBOOK WITH A PICTURE......." IT'S TOUGH TO SAY NO TO THAT FACE. " MY YOUNGEST JUST MELTS ME AND I ADORE JUST LOOKING AT HER. I FINISHED ALL MY SIDE JOBS FOR THE MONTH AND THAT LITTLE VOICE SAYS , " YOU THINK YOU COULD PAINT MY ROOM ? " HOW DO YOU SAY NO TO THAT ?

  UP EARLY I GIVE MY KID A RIDE TO SCHOOL. BEFORE I KNEW IT THE CLOCK READ 2PM. TIME JUST ECLIPSES EVERYTHING. I TAKE A NAP UNTIL 3PM.

  YOUNGEST HELPS ME CLEAN AND COMPLETELY RE-BED OUR RABBIT'S CAGE AND CARD BOARD AREA UPSTAIRS. WE HAVE TO DO THIS SINCE I AM PAINTING HER BEDROOM SO SHE WILL SLEEP UPSTAIRS. WE SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES TRASHING ALL THE OLD STRAW BEDDING AND POOP ALONG WITH VACUUMING AND SETTING OUT NEW STRAW BEDDING , CLEANING BINS , AND CARD BOARD. RABBITS SURE DO POOP AND PEE ALOT.

  I LOOK OUT OUR 2ND FLOOR WINDOW AND SAY TO WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST , " LOOK AT THE GARAGE GARDEN WHERE THE RABBIT IS. " ABOUT 5 SECONDS LATER I HEAR TWO GIRLS SAY , " AAWWWWWW. " A WILD RABBIT WAS INCHES AWAY FROM OUR PET RABBIT. THE ONLY THING SEPARATING THEM WAS THE CHICKEN WIRE. RABBITS , AS YOU KNOW , ARE VERY SOCIAL. OH , THE WILD RABBIT WAS QUITE LARGE AND A MALE MOST LIKELY. I THINK HE WAS NOT MAKING A SOCIAL CALL.

  I PROMISE MY KID ONE HOUR TO HELP CLEAR HER BEDROOM FOR PAINTING. SHE HAS BEEN SLOWLY REMOVING ITEMS FROM THE ROOM THE PAST MONTH OR SO BUT TODAY WE MADE A MAJOR PUSH. WHEELS HELPS TOO AND WITHIN 2 HOURS THE ENTIRE ROOM IS CLEARED , WIPED DOWN , AND SPACKLED.  EVERYTHING IS OUT OF THE ROOM EXCEPT A BED FRAME.

  EVER HEAR THE SAYING , " THE KING WITH NO CLOTHES ":

    ---  WHEELS SAYS TO ME , " WHY DON'T WE ORDER CHINESE FOR DINNER ? " I REPLY , " C'MON MAN. WE'VE BEEN SPENDING MONEY LIKE WATER. LET'S SEE WHAT WE HAVE IN THE FRIDGE. " INSTANTLY WHEELS REPLIES ," I'LL GET THE MENU FOR ORDERING. " MY YOUNGEST AND WHEELS LAUGH. I REPLY TO MY YOUNGEST , " EVER HEAR THE SAYING THE KING WITH NO CLOTHES ? "

  CHINESE FOOD FOR DINNER ON THE PATIO. A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AS WE CHILL. OUR ELDEST COMES HOME FROM HER 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS AN OKAY TIME AT BEST. I DID NOT MIND HEARING THAT. OUR ELDEST GOES BACK TO COLLEGE AND I HEAD TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE TO PICK UP A POWER WASHER.  HIS DAUGHTER IS FREAKIN' ADORABLE AND I CALL HER " MY LITTLE CHICKEN ". SHE GIGGLED AS I PLAYED WITH HER.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND I VACUUM , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , FIX STUFF , AND BEGIN MY NORMAL ROUTINES. BY 9:30PM I GOT TIRED. THIS WAKING UP AT 1AM , STARTING MORNING EARLY , DOING OCTOBER CALENDARS FOR IN-HOUSE AND WEBSITES , CLEANING RABBIT CAGES , MOVING FURNITURE , SPACKLING , AND THAN OTHER STUFF CAUGHT UP TO ME. BY 10PM , I WAS ASKING PATRONS TO LEAVE. I EVEN GAVE A REGULAR A RIDE TO THE IVY INN.

  AT HOME I ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT DOING A 2ND COAT OF SPACKLE TO MY KID'S BEDROOM BUT I AM TOO TIRED TO DO IT. I MAKE A GIN AND SODA WATER WITH LIMES AND LEMONS. I HAVE TO THANK THE PHILLIES BARTENDER FOR HOOKING ME UP WITH A TON OF LEMONS AND LIMES AGAIN.

  STILL TRYING TO GET OVER THE EAGLES LOSS. 17 - 3 LEAD BLOWN.......UGH.

  THE PATRON I DROVE TO ANOTHER BAR ASKS ME , " DO YOU REMEMBER BOB COULT ? " I SAY , " I DO NOT. " HE REPLIES , , " HE'S THE GUY THAT CAME INTO THE NAIL AND SAID HE WAS BATMAN. " I REPLY , " OH GOD. YEAH , I TOTALLY REMEMBER HIM. HE WAS TELLING ME HE HAS TO KICK HIS DAD IN THE BALLS TO SAVE HIS LIFE. I TALKED TO HIM FOR OVER 2 HOURS TRYING TO CONVINCE HIM NOT TO KICK HIS DAD'S BALLS. HE SAID IF HE DIDN'T KICK HIS DAD'S BALLS HE WOULD DIE. BY THE END HE LEFT AND SAID HE WOULD NOT DO IT ."

  THE PATRON REPLIES , " HIS FATHER ABUSED HIM EXTREMELY BADLY HIS ENTIRE LIFE. CONSTANT BEATINGS AND BADGERING. THAT ALL STOPPED LAST MONTH. "

  ME - " WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED ? "

  PATRON - " HE KILLED HIS DAD WITH A HAMMER AND KNIFE . "

  ME " HOLY SHIT. "

  I GOOGLED THE STORY AND THERE IS THE GUY WHO I TALKED TO FOR OVER 2 HOURS AT THE NAIL THAT SAID HE WAS BATMAN AND HAD TO KICK HIS DAD'S BALLS. SEVERAL NEWS STATIONS COVERED THE STORY. GOOGLE THE NAME " ROBERT COULT III ". 30 YEARS OLD FROM YEADON. ALL OF THIS WENT DOWN IN YEADON , A HAVERTOWN BURGER KING , AND IN GLADWYNE OFF SPRING MILL ROAD. WHAT A F'N WORLD.

  TUESDAY      10 - 2 - 18

  SO YESTERDAY'S LAST STORY PERTAINED TO A MURDERER. I HAVE TO SAY IT KINDA FREAKED ME OUT FOR MOST OF THE DAY.  I DID MY USUALLY STUFF AND ALOT MORE BUT I JUST KEPT THINKING , " HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY HAD A 2+ HOUR CONVERSATION WITH A MURDERER. "

  THE PUP HELPS ME SLEEP IN. I GET UP AT 7:15AM WHICH IS LATE FOR ME ( IT IS 3:15 AM NOW ) AND I SEE WHEELS CAR IS GONE. APPARENTLY THE PUP WOKE HER UP AND SHE TOOK OUR YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL.

  MY DAY BASICALLY IS TO CONCENTRATE ON MY KID'S BEDROOM. THIS PAINTING JOB HAS ALOT TO DO AND I PUT A HUGE DENT INTO IT. HERE'S WHAT GOT DONE :

 - TAPED OUT THE FLOOR AND PAINTED THE BASEBOARD.

 - REMOVED THE DOOR AND ALL ITS HARDWARE , BROUGHT IT OUTSIDE , AND PAINTED IT.

 - PAINTED THE TRIM AND SILLS ON 2 WINDOWS.

 - PAINTED THE TRIM AND JAMBS OF THE DOORWAY.

 - SPRAY PAINTED THE IRON BASEBOARD HEATERS WITH WHITE RUSTOLEUM.

 - SPACKLED , SPONGED , AND SANDED WALLS AND CEILING.

 - REMOVED CEILING FAN AND PAINTED CEILING.

   LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO THE WHOLE TIME AND FANS ARE STILL ANGRY ABOUT THE LOSS TO TENNESSEE. I AM ONE OF THEM. I STILL HAVE LIMITED INTEREST TO GO TO ANOTHER EAGLES GAME. I NEED ANOTHER DAY.

  I PUT A GOOD DAY IN AND I AM ON A TIME TABLE SO IT NEEDS TO GET DONE BY FRIDAY. TOMORROW I WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE WALLS.  IF ALL GOES WELL WE SHOULD BE PUTTING THE ROOM BACK TOGETHER ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

  PUT RABBIT IN GARDEN FROM HER HUTCH. FED IT SHREDDED LETTUCE.

  NEPHEW STOPPED OVER TO PICK UP A COMPUTER KEYBOARD. 2 HOURS LATER HE LEFT AND I GAVE HIM LUNCH.

  WHEELS GET HER HAIR DONE. THE HAIR STYLIST COMES TO OUR HOUSE.

  ELDEST RE-OPENS THE NAIL WHICH SAVES ME TIME. I GOT ALOT DONE TODAY AND THIS DID HELP.

  2 OF WHEELS FRIENDS COME OVER TO WALK. THIS IS GOOD. ONE FRIEND IS A SIDE SHOW OF HUMOR. JESUS , JUST MENTION YOU DO NOT LIKE TRUMP AND SHE GOES OFF. THE SUBJECTS OF TRUMP AND HER CRAZY NEIGHBOR CAME UP. THESE STORIES COULD BE A TV SITCOM.....THEY WERE THAT ENTERTAINING.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I WALK TO THE PIZZA SHOP. THIS IS MY KINDA WALKING. I JUST SO ENJOY BEING WITH HER. WE RETURN AND ALL OF US SIT OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT. WE CHILL , TALK , SHOW ART FROM OUR YOUNGEST , AND HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS AND SOME WINE.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH A " SHAMELESS ". IT WAS GOOD. IT FELT LONG BUT IT WAS GOOD. I GOT TIRED PRETTY QUICKLY AND WAS IN BED BY 10:15PM. I WOKE UP AT MIDNIGHT THINKING IT WAS 7AM. I NEVER REALLY GOT BACK TO SLEEP SO I GOT UP AT 3:15AM AND STARTED THIS BLOG AND OTHER THINGS. IT IS NOW 5:30AM. TIME TO START MY DAY.

  WEDNESDAY      10 - 3 - 18

  MASSIVE PROJECT HAS BEGUN. OUR WHOLE CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX IS GETTING A COMPLETE EXTERIOR MAKEOVER. EVERYTHING IS BEING REPLACED...... STUCCO TO HURRICANE PROOF SIDING , NEW DECKING , NEW RAILINGS , NEW LIGHTING , NEW WINDOWS , AND MORE. THIS IS A HUGE PROJECT AND IT STARTED THIS PAST MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST. WE ARE TRYING TO HAVE ONE OWNER ON SITE DURING THE CONSTRUCTION. WE RECEIVE PICTURES AND UPDATES EACH DAY. OF COURSE.........WE HAVE RUN INTO PROBLEMS ALREADY.  RUSTED DECK SUPPORT POSTS HAVE TO BE REPLACED NOW UNDER PENALTY OF THE NEW JERSEY INSPECTOR AND SOME WATER DAMAGE WAS FOUND BEHIND THE STUCCO. A 32 WEEK UNDERTAKING AND WE ALREADY HAVE PROBLEMS IN WEEK ONE........NICE.

 FINISHED PAINTING MY KIDS ROOM. I AM NOT A FAN OF PAINTING. IN FACT , ONE ROOM IS ABOUT MY LIMIT OF TOLERANCE. I " CUT " IN 2 COATS AND THAN ROLLED THE WALLS 2 COATS.  LATER IN THE DAY ALL OF US STARTED PUTTING THINGS BACK TOGETHER. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST DID SOME MORE AS I HEADED TO THE NAIL. TOMORROW I WILL DO A PUSH TO RE-ASSEMBLE EVERYTHING LIKE MINI-BLINDS , CURTAINS , DOOR , AND SUCH.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP , STOCK , AND PLACE ORDERS FOR BEER & LIQUOR.

  I SCHEDULED " JUST JAM " TONIGHT SINCE THURSDAY WE HAVE 4 BANDS COMING THROUGH. ON ONE DAY NOTICE WE HAD 5 MUSICIANS COME THROUGH. ALL OF THEM ARE VERY COOL.

  I HAVE FOLLOWED THE M.L.B. PLAYOFFS......ZERO.

  TWO FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE ASKED ME IF I AM GOING TO THE EAGLES GAME THIS SUNDAY. NOT 2 WEEKS AGO WHEN WHEELS AND I WENT I SAID I WOULD TRY TO GO TO EVERY HOME GAME AND MAYBE EVEN AN AWAY GAME BECAUSE THE EAGLES BEATING THE COLTS COUPLED WITH WENTZ RETURNING WAS ONE OF THE BEST TIMES I EVER HAD AT A GAME. NOW TO TODAY , AFTER THAT HORRIBLE DEVASTATING HEART CRUSHING LOSS TO THE TITANS I STILL HAVE LIMITED INTEREST IN GOING TO THIS WEEKS GAME AGAINST THE VIKINGS. I AM ABOUT 30% GOING AND 70% NOT GOING.  THERE IS SOME EXTRA CIRCUMSTANCES HERE TO........SUNDAY I HAVE A SIDE JOB ( THAT COULD BE MOVED ) AND WHEEL'S BUSINESS PICNIC.  OH , AND WE HAVE A DUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY ON SATURDAY WITH 50 PEOPLE ATTENDING.

  I DID LOOK ON CRAIGSLIST AND NEXT DOOR FOR EAGLES TICKETS.  THE GAUGING IS SO DAMN RIDICULOUS. $95 TICKETS IN THE HIGHEST SEATS ARE TRYING TO BE SOLD FOR $400. ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ?

  WROTE A GOOGLE REVIEW ON HOW OUR CAR JUST GOT SERVICED. IT WAS NOT THE BEST BUT ALSO NOT THE WORST. THE DEALERSHIP CONTACTED ME AND WANT TO " TALK ".

  I HAVE BEEN SLOW MOVING LATELY. SIDE JOB , NAIL , RENTAL PROJECTS , AND HOME JOBS ARE ADDING UP.

  GOT HOME LATE NIGHT AND MY YOUNGEST WAS STILL UP. SHE WAS KINDA BUMMING SHE HAD NO BEDROOM DOOR BUT WANTED TO SLEEP IN HER NEW FRESH ROOM. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER. I TOLD HER I WILL PUT TOGETHER AS MUCH AS I CAN TOMORROW. HOW'S THIS FOR A TEENAGE KID ?.......SHE DOESN'T WANT A TV IN HER BEDROOM ANYMORE. I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT WHEN I HEARD. I FEEL I WILL COMPROMISE AND JUST GIVE HER A SMALLER TV.

  PRESIDENT OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANY CALLS ME TO HELP HER AT HER HOME.  SO MUCH FOR GETTING CAUGHT UP.

  WATCH SOME TV AND HAVE 2 BEERS AND 2 ROCK GLASSES OF BRANDY. THE NEXT MORNING I WOKE UP WITH A SUGAR HEADACHE. THE SAME MORNING I TOLD WHEELS SHE MUST PUT THE BRANDY IN HER BEDROOM AND OUT OF THE KITCHEN. OUT OF SIGHT , OUT OF MIND.

  AT COLLEGE ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE A LARGE BINDER BOOK. IT HAS PAGES OF PROFESSIONAL PICTURES AND EXPLANATION OF ALL SUBJECTS & CATEGORIES OF THE COLLEGE. A GUY I KNOW NAMED JOEY MC. HAS A LARGE BINDER BOOK TOO.  AFTER A BRIEF SPEECH BY A PROFESSOR IN AN AUDITORIUM HE TELLS ALL STUDENTS TO GO TO THEIR CLASSROOMS. I HAVE ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT. I CAN NOT FIND MY LIST OF CLASSES AND CLASS ROOMS FOR THE DAY. I SCRAMBLE FOR 15 MINUTES AND HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO GO. KEVIN RETURNS AND SAYS , " WHAT IS TAKING YOU SO LONG ? " I TELL HIM I DO NOT HAVE A COURSE SCHEDULE AND DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO. HE REPLIES , " DUDE , IT IS FULLY DETAILED IN YOUR BINDER. " I OPEN MY BINDER AND EACH PAGE COMPLETELY DESCRIBES EACH CLASS I AM TAKING. IT ALSO SAYS THE NAME OF THE BUILDING AND CLASSROOM NUMBER IT IS AT. I AM SUPER RELIEVED.............dream ends.

       ( I HAVE HAD THIS DREAM MANY TIMES ABOUT NOT KNOWING WHERE MY CLASSROOM IS )

  THURSDAY        10 - 4 - 18

  SOME DAY KIDS WILL LISTEN TO THEIR PARENTS. MAN , LIFE WILL BE SO MUCH EASIER FOR THEM. BUT........THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR CENTURIES.

  THE MELANCHOLY CONTINUES........EAGLES STILL BUMMING ME OUT.

  WORKING DAY AND NIGHT.....IS CATCHING UP TO ME. I SPENT MORE TIME TODAY PUTTING BACK TOGETHER OUR YOUNGEST BEDROOM.  TWO MINI-BLINDS I TOOK OUTSIDE AND HOSED THEM DOWN. IN FACT , EVERYTHING THAT NEEDED TO BE CLEANED WAS CLEANED. I RAN NEW CABLE LINES FOR A SMALLER TV ALONG WITH HANGING OTHER THINGS.  WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST WILL BEGIN CONSOLIDATING THE 100'S OF PIECES OF CLOTHING , ARTWORK , AND KNICK KNACKS.

  TO THE NAIL LATE MORNING. I STOP TO PICK UP A LARGE LIQUOR ORDER.

   I STOCK THE BEER AND FIND OUT THE ORDER IS WRONG AGAIN AND OUR DELIVERY GUY SMASHED 2 CASES OF BOTTLES IN OUR BACK LOT. BROKEN BOTTLES AND WRONG ITEMS HAVE BEEN OCCURRING TOO MUCH.

  BROUGHT MY TOOLS AND VAN TO THE NAIL BECAUSE I HAD SOME THINGS TO DO. OF COURSE I LEFT MY SCREW GUN AT HOME SO THE ONE JOB OF DISASSEMBLING A STOVE HAD TO WAIT. AFTER STOCKING BEER I BEGIN MY PROJECTS.

  ACCESS THE NAIL ROOF WITH A LADDER. I IMMEDIATELY SEE A LARGE POOL OF WATER. THIS IS NOT GOOD. THE DRAIN HAS A SCREEN AND IT WAS CLOGGED BIG TIME. I AM IN FLIP FLOPS AND WALK THROUGH THE WATER AND REMOVE THE BULB SCREEN.  THE WATER DRAINS SO FAST IT MAKES LOUD SLURPING SOUNDS. I LOOK DOWN AT HAVERFORD ROAD AND 100'S OF GALLONS OF WATER ARE POURING INTO THE STREET VIA OUR DOWNSPOUT. THE WHOOSHING SOUND WAS SO LOUD IT COULD OF BEEN USED IN A PORN MOVIE.

  I WANTED TO FLEX SEAL THE ROOF DRAIN BUT EVERYTHING WAS WET. THIS HAS BEEN ON MY PUNCH LIST FOR 10 MONTHS TO DO. I HAVE TO WAIT FOR A DRYER DAY.

  FIX AN A/C DRAIN TO DIVERT WATER PROPERLY. THIS TOOK SOME TIME. OH.....THE SUN IS OUT AND IT IS WARM.

  A YELLOW WIRE IS SLUMPING DOWN TO THE STREET. I FELT SOMEONE TALL WITH GOOD JUMPING ABILITIES WOULD TRY TO GRAB IT. I PULLED THE LINE TAUNT , PLACED A HEAVY ROCK ON IT , AND MOVED TO THE NEXT JOB.

  REMOVED THE LID TO OUR SMOKE EATER FAN. THIS FAN USUALLY GETS GUNKED UP WITH DUST , DEBRIS , SMOKE , ASS , AND OTHER THINGS FLOATING IN THE AIR WE DON'T SEE. JUST PICTURE AN A/C FILTER COMPLETELY CLOGGED. TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS VERY CLEAN. A QUICK WIPE AND I RE-INSTALLED THE DOME LID BACK ON THE FAN.

  TWO HOURS ON THE ROOF AND IN THE SUN AND I HAD ENOUGH. I SLOWLY CLIMB DOWN THE LADDER WITH WET FLIP FLOPS. MY RULE OF THUMB IS " ALWAYS HAVE 3 CONTACTS WITH THE LADDER ". I AM GLAD I DID THIS BECAUSE WITH 2 STEPS TO THE GROUND MY ONE WET FLIP FLOP SLIPS OFF A RUNG. I HUNG ON THE LADDER IN A FETAL POSITION DANGLING LIKE I WAS HOLDING A SINGLE BRANCH OFF A SKY HIGH CLIFF. I WAS ONLY 8 INCHES FROM THE GROUND. 

  BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS , WEBSITES , AND MAKE AN AFTER SCHOOL MEAL FOR MY KID.

  BY5:30PM I AM HEADING BACK TO THE NAIL TO STOCK LIQUOR AND DO OTHER PROJECTS.

  THE BANDS START ROLLING IN AND THEY WERE ALL GOOD AND FUN. THE TRAVELING BLINDSPOT BAND FROM MASSACHUSETTS WAS VERY COOL. THEY LIKED I HAD THE PATRIOTS FOOTBALL GAME ON. THE FEMALE BLONDE SINGER WAS ADORABLE AND GOOD. IT FELT NICE TO GET THEM SOME MONEY FOR THEIR TOUR. WE WERE THERE 2ND STOP OF A 3 WEEK JOURNEY.

  A NICE CROWD AND WORKING WITH MY ELDEST WAS FUN.

  FOUGHT CHANGING A KEG FOR 30 MINUTES. I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHY THE HELL THE NEW KEG WAS NOT DISPENSING BEER THROUGH OUR TAP. THAN........I NOTICED SOMETHING. I WAS TAPPING AND TESTING THE WRONG KEG. I TAPPED A VICTORY HOP DEVIL KEG BUT DID NOT NOTICE I REALLY TAPPED A YARDS BRAWLER LINE.   IT TOOK ME 30 MINUTES TO FIGURE THIS OUT.

 FLYERS WIN 5 - 2 AND A HUGE UPSET GAME OVER LAS VEGAS. NO ONE SAW THIS COMING.

  THE BANDS FINISH AND I WAIT AROUND DOING LITTLE THINGS AS THEY RE-LOAD. I WASH DISHES AND CLEAR TABLES. AFTER MIDNIGHT I HAD NO STEAM. BY 12:30AM I HAD TO ROLL OUT.

  AT HOME I HAVE A BOTTLED WATER AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I FIGURE I GO TO MY BEDROOM TO WATCH 5 MORE MINUTES AND FALL ASLEEP. I TURN THE LIGHT AND TV ON.  IN MY BEDROOM ARE STACKS OF FILLED CARD BOARD BOXES. I LAY DOWN AND THE BOXES BLOCK THE TV. I CLICK THE REMOTE OFF AND JUST GO TO SLEEP.

  FRIDAY    10 - 5 - 18

  STILL SOMBER FROM THE LATEST NEWS IN OUR FAMILY. SO SOMBER........I GOT OFFERED EAGLES TICKETS AND DECLINED. THAT JUST BLOWS.

  CONCENTRATED ON OUTSIDE YARD WORK TO PREP FOR A DUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY. I SPENT MOST OF MY ENERGY ON WEEDING ( A SHIT LOAD ) , TRIMMING , HEDGING , WEED WHACKING ( NEW WHACKER WORKED AWESOME ) , CUTTING THE LAWNS ( AND RENTAL PROPERTY ) , LEAF BLOWING , RAKING , PICKING UP 100'S OF POUNDS OF WEEDS , CLEANING OUT THE RABBIT HUTCH , AND MORE. MY LEGS AND FEET WERE BLACK FROM ME CRAWLING AND SITTING IN THE DIRT WHILE WEEDING.

  OH , EVER HAVE A PRAYING MANTIS LAND ON YOUR SHOULDER AND YOU SEE IT WITH YOUR PERIPHERAL VISION ? FROM MY SIDE VISION IT LOOKED LIKE MONTHRA. I TOOK A QUICK SWIPE / SLAP AT IT ON MY SHOULDER. LUCKILY , I MISSED IT AND THE MANTIS DID FELL TO THE GROUND. WITH MY RAKE I GENTLY LET IT CLIMB ON ONE PRONG AND I GENTLY MOVED IT INTO THE GARDEN.

 ALL ENERGY WAS USED UP. I COULD NOT DO THE POWER WASHING TODAY FOR THAT REASON AND I RAN OUT OF TIME.

 SHOWER AND SHAVE.....WHICH FELT AWESOME AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I HAVE TO THANK OUR BARTENDER FOR COMING IN LAST SECOND TO HELP. IT WAS A VERY SLOW NIGHT TO THE POINT IT WAS EMBARRASSING. I FELT SO BAD FOR THESE HARD WORKING MUSICIANS. BUT......EVERY BAND AND ACT WAS VERY NICE.

  BY 10:30PM I HAD TO ROLL HOME. MY LEGS WERE HURTING AND THE SLOWNESS OF THE NIGHT WAS MAKING ME DROWSY. I WAS OUT OF ENERGY.

  AT HOME I SIT WITH MY YOUNGEST IN HER NEW FRESHLY PAINTED BEDROOM. SHE WAS BUMMED BECAUSE SHE ALREADY CHIPPED A NEW WALL.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH SEASON 3 EPISODE 1 OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGHTOWER ". IT WAS GOOD.

  HEAD TO BED ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED.

  I TOLD MYSELF THERE IS NO WAY I WILL FORGET MY DREAM WITH MY ELDEST. WE WERE SHOPPING OR SOMETHING. I FORGOT.

  SATURDAY     10 - 6 - 18

  AND THE DUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY WENT DOWN. WE CELEBRATED 2 BIRTHDAYS AT OUR HOUSE TONIGHT AND MAN WAS IT A GOOD TIME.

  START MORNING WITH MY YOUNGEST HELPING ME. WE TRAVEL TO THE NAIL FOR BEER , BOOZE , AND JUICES. WE HAVE 6 COOLERS AND WE FILL THEM. WE STOP AT A NEARBY ICE RINK AND USE THEIR SNOW TO PACK THE COOLERS. I LOVE DOING THIS.

  BACK HOME ALL 4 OF US ARE IN FULL CLEAN AND PREP MODE. A FRIEND STOPS OVER TO HELP COOK THE MAIN ENTREE OF THE NIGHT. IT WAS THE HIT OF THE OF THE ENTIRE MEAL.

  NIGHT AND DAY........WE HAVE A LARGE 2 SET TEAK PATIO SET. IN ITS TIME IT WAS WORTH 6 GRAND. WE DIDN'T PAY FOR IT BECAUSE A FAMILY MEMBER GAVE IT TO US. ANYWAY , 2 TABLES , 2 UMBRELLAS , AND 10 CHAIRS.  MY BROTHER LENT ME HIS POWER WASHER TO DO OUR PATIO. BUT I DECIDED TO DO A TEST ON THE FURNITURE. IT ABSOLUTELY BROUGHT BACK THE ORIGINAL TEAK COLOR AND REMOVED ALL THE GREY AND SOME MOLD. IT WAS THE MOST REMARKABLE POWER WASH I EVER DID. I WILL POST A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK. YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THE TRANSFORMATION.

  A FAMILY VISITED OUR CONDO TODAY. THEY LOVE OUR HOME AND WILL RENT 7 STRAIGHT WEEKS FROM JUNE 29TH TO AUGUST 17TH. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE THEM CALL US AND PRAISE SO MUCH ABOUT OUR CONDO.

  SPEAKING OF THE CONDO. WE CONTINUALLY GET DAILY UPDATES ABOUT THE WORK BEING PERFORMED. AN 8 MAN CREW ARRIVED TODAY AND WORKED 6 HOURS ON A SATURDAY.......WORK ANIMALS.

  I FINISH POWERWASHING AND WHEELS & THE KIDS FINISH ALL THE PREP WORK INSIDE. AT 5PM FAMILY AND FRIENDS START TO ARRIVE.  OVER 50 PEOPLE ATTENDED AND IT WAS SUCH A GOOD TIME. VERY RARE TO GET ALL THE BROTHERS TOGETHER AND MAN WAS IT A LAUGHFEST. TO ME , IT WAS IN THE TOP 5 GATHERINGS THAT I REMEMBER LAUGHING SO HARD. THE STORIES TOLD WERE ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. 

  THE NIGHT WINDS DOWN AND SO MUCH HAPPENED.  KIDS PLAYING WITH THE RABBIT , YOUNGEST AND HER FRIENDS PERFORMING A HIGH SCHOOL DANCE , ELDEST AND HER FRIEND DOING THEIR DANCES FROM 2 YEARS AGO , WHEELS AND A FRIEND DANCING TOGETHER , TAKING PICTURES WITH BATMAN , A STORY ABOUT A GODFATHER THAT WAS SO DAMN WRONG AND FUNNY. LET'S JUST SAY ONE FAMILY MEMBER WILL NOT BE GONG TO HEAVEN. IT WAS PRETTY SACRILEGIOUS AND THE JOKES WERE FLYING.

  EVERYONE ROLLS OUT BY 11PM AND THE KIDS HELP US CLEAN UP. THIS WAS A REALLY FUN NIGHT.

  OH , FLYERS LOSE.......BLOW.

  SUNDAY      10 - 7 - 18

  WELP , NOW I AM CAUGHT UP WITH BANDS , SIDE-JOBS , PARTIES , AND EVENTS.  I AM THINKING MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

  START MORNING BY EMPTYING ALL THE ICE WATER FROM 6 COOLERS. I PUT THE RABBIT IN THE GARDEN AND DO SOME CLEANING UP FROM THE PARTY THE NIGHT BEFORE. I GET MY WEBSITE DONE ALONG WITH EMAILS. I AM ACTUALLY GLAD A HIP HOP ACT CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT. THIS MEANS I WILL NOT HAVE TO DO THE DOOR. I CAN STAY HOME AND WATCH MY EAGLES......YES !!!!

  HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY MORNING. I RE-STOCK ANY BOOZE OR BEER UNUSED FROM THE PARTY. I SPEND ANOTHER 90 MINUTES PREPPING THE BAR.

  NEXT A SIDE JOB TO NORTH WALES TO A LARGE BEAUTIFUL HOME. THE OWNERS OF THIS FORTUNE 500 COMPANY CALLED ME IN TO FIX A DISHWASHER THAT A G.E. TECH COULD NOT DO. SHE ACTUALLY TOLD ME THE GUY WAS 400 POUNDS AND IT LOOKED LIKE A CHRIS FARLEY SKIT FROM SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WHEN HE TRIED TO FIX THE PROBLEM. ANYWAY , AFTER FIGHTING TO REMOVE THE DISHWASHER FOR AN HOUR & A HALF I FINALLY INSTALLED THE NEW PART. I CLOSED EVERYTHING UP AND TESTED. ALL SEEMS OKAY. THEY WANT ME TO COME BACK AGAIN FOR OTHER PROJECTS.

  I AM HOME FOR 10 MINUTES AND WHEELS AND I ATTEND A BEAUTIFUL COMPANY PICNIC AT CHESTER VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB. IT WAS EXTREMELY NICE WITH MUSIC , OPEN BAR ( I KNEW THE BARTENDER WHO SHOOTS IN OUR POOL LEAGUE ) , GOLFING GAME TO CHIP SHOTS ONTO AN ISLAND GREEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A SMALL POND , A PICTURE TAKING AREA ( I WANTED TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH WHEELS HOLDING A THOR HAMMER BUT 2 LITTLE KIDS TOOK WAY TOO LONG SO WE LEFT ) , OUT DOOR TABLES , OUT DOOR BIG SCREEN TV WITH NFL FOOTBALL ON , AND A HUGE DISPLAY OF FOOD.

  FOOD WAS GOOD TOO ----  RIBS , PASTA , BBQ BURGERS , SALAD , COOKIES , PIE , CAKE , VEGGIES , CHICKEN FINGERS , FRENCH FRIES , AND MORE.

  I GOT TO MEET ALOT OF WHEEL'S CO-WORKERS TOO. SOME BIG BOSSES AND SOME ASSOCIATES. ALL WERE VERY COOL.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL. I AM PRETTY TIRED FROM THE LAST 48 HOURS. I GET MY OLD 1950'S RADIO , PUT ON MERRILL REESE , AND LISTEN TO MY EAGLES.  TEXTING FROM BROTHERS AND FRIENDS AND TIME TO SETTLE IN. THE EAGLES ABSOLUTELY BLOW AGAIN. SO MANY THINGS WRONG I WON'T EVEN GET INTO IT. SO DAMN FRUSTRATING. I WAS SILENT AND COMPLETELY MELANCHOLY THE ENTIRE GAME. OH , THE BUFFALO BILLS , ARGUABLY THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL BEAT THE TITANS. THE TITANS BEAT US LAST WEEK......BLOW. OH...THE BILLS ALSO BEAT THE VIKINGS WHO WE JUST LOST TOO.  AND........... TAMPA BAY HAS NOT WON A GAME SINCE BEATING THE EAGLES........BLOW.

  WATCHED THE COWBOYS LOSE WHICH NUMBS THE PAIN A LITTLE BIT. NOW IF WE CAN HAVE THE SAINTS BEAT THE REDSKINS ON MONDAY NIGHT OUR WHOLE NFC DIVISION WILL HAVE RECORDS OF 2 - 3 OR WORSE.......BLOW.

 I WATCH SEASON 9 EPISODE 1 OF THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. MY RATING OF " OKAY " HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SHOW BUT THE COMMERCIALS. I NEVER WATCH REGULAR TV. IT IS ALWAYS WITH ON-DEMAND OR NETLFIX. TONIGHT , I WATCHED ON A.M.C. WITH THEIR COMMERCIALS. SINCE A.M.C. HAS ONLY ONE MEGA HIT TV SHOW OF THE WALKING DEAD THERE WERE COMMERCIALS EVERY 4 MINUTES.....WORST EVER.

    #NEVERWATCHAMCAGAIN.

  MONDAY    10 - 8 - 18

  UP EARLY....WHAT'S NEW. I GIVE MY YOUNGEST A RIDE TO SCHOOL AND WE TALK. THE KID JUST ENTERTAINS ME ALL THE TIME.

  WATCH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF A TOTAL ASSHOLE VIOLENTLY MOSHING AT THE NAIL LAST MONTH.  OVER A ONE HOUR PERIOD HIS EXTREME VIOLENT DANCING OF THROWING PUNCHES AND KICKS WAS SO BAD THE BAND AND THE FELLOW MOSHERS ACTUALLY GOT FURIOUS AT HIM. HE WAS KNOCKING OVER MERCH TABLES , KNOCKING OVER DRINKS , RUNNING INTO PEOPLE IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM..........FUCKING 30 FEET AWAY FROM THE MOSH AREA !!! I WAS SHOCKED THE BAND AND FANS DID NOT PUNCH HIM THE FUCK OUT. THEY ENDURED HIS ABSOLUTE STUPID SWING PUNCHING & KICKING FOR CLOSE TO AN HOUR. THE LAST STRAW IS WHEN HE PUNCHED 2 GUYS AND THAN A GIRL AND SPIT BLOOD ON HER. ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. EVERYONE IN THE PACKED NAIL WANTED HIM OUT IMMEDIATELY AND RUSHED HIM. OUR DOORMAN CALMLY ESCORTED HIM OUT.  A 2ND DOORMAN TOLD ME , " THIS IS THE 5TH OR 6TH TIME OF HIM ACTING LIKE AN ASSHOLE." I WAS SECONDS BEHIND THE ANGRY FANS AND WENT OUTSIDE. I TOLD HIM HE WAS BANNED FOR LIFE. WE HAVE ONE RULE " START A FIGHT , DONE FOR LIFE " OR ACT LIKE A COMPLETE FUCKING ASSHOLE BY HITTING A GIRL. I FINISHED WATCHING SURVEILLANCE AND JUST SHOOK MY HEAD ON HOW ONE PERSON COULD BE SUCH A FUCKING DOUCHEBAG. IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BAND'S SET THERE WERE 30 PEOPLE IN THE MOSH AREA. AFTER THIS DICK HEAD STARTING VIOLENTLY SWINGING PUNCHES AND KICKING............NOT ONE PERSON WAS EVEN CLOSE TO THE AREA. THEY ALL MOVED BEHIND THE POOL TABLES.....AND THIS DICK HEAD CAME AT THEM ALL THE WAY BACK THERE TOO.........6 TIMES !!! FOR ONE HOUR I WATCHED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND JUST SHOOK MY HEAD IN DISBELIEF. THERE IS SUPPOSE TO BE A " CODE " WHEN MOSHING. THIS LOWLIFE BROKE ALL OF THEM.

  TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY TODAY. GOT ALOT OF BAND WORK DONE ALONG WITH WEBSITE STUFF. I HAD A LONG LAST WEEK OF SIDE JOBS , PROJECTS , POWER WASHING , CLEANING , PARTIES , AND THE NAIL.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO BAND CALLING AND EMAILING.  HAD A NICE SURPRISE OF A FRIEND STOPPING BY WITH A MEATBALL GRINDER STROMBOLI. I GAVE HIM A BEER , SHOT , AND A BOTTLED WATER. IT WAS A GOOD TRADE.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS. I MAKE A LIME GIN AND SODA WATER. AFTER ONE DRINK I WAS READY FOR BED.

  WE DID WATCH DREW BREES BREAK THE RECORD FOR MOST PASSING YARDS. IT WAS COOL TO SEE. IT WAS ALSO NICE TO SEE THE REDSKINS GET SMOKED BY THE SAINTS. THE WHOLE NFC EAST LOST THIS WEEKEND. OUR DIVISION BLOWS. REDSKINS ARE 2 - 2 , EAGLES & COWCOCKS ARE 2 - 3 , AND GIANTS ARE 1 - 4. MAN WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO OUR TEAM ? OH JAY AJAYI IS OUT FOR THE SEASON.......BLOW.

  I WAS PLAYING IN A CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER GAME WITH 1 MINUTE LEFT. I KICK THE BALL SUPER HARD TOWARDS THE NET. THE SOCCER BALL MOVES LEFT SO THE GOALIE MOVES RIGHT TO INTERCEPT IT. HELPED BY THE WIND AND SPIN , THE SOCCER BALL MOVES HARD RIGHT AND TOWARDS THE TOP RIGHT OF THE CORNER OF THE NET. THE BALL WAS THE HARDEST KICK I CAN REMEMBER AND MOVING IN THE SHAPE OF THE LETTER " S " IN THE AIR WAS SOMETHING TO SEE. THE SCORE ERUPTS THE CROWD AND WE WIN THE GAME. I AM TACKLED BY THE ENTIRE TEAM AND THE PILE OF PLAYERS GROWS SO HIGH I CAN NOT SEE SUN LIGHT ANYMORE. I AM PINNED TO THE GROUND AND JUST FREEZE SINCE IT IS NOW TOUGH TO BREATH. MY ARMS AND HANDS ARE NEXT TO MY HEAD.  I JUST THINK OF A HAPPY PLACE AS PLAYERS GET OFF THE PILE..........dream ends.

  TUESDAY      10 - 9 - 18

  MAN AM I GLAD I BOUGHT FLYERS TICKETS FOR SEVERAL GAMES THIS SEASON. IT SHOULD BE SO FUN !!

    ( DO YOU FEEL THE THICK SARCASM ? )

  INTERESTING DAY................GET MY YOUNGEST UP AND OFF TO SCHOOL. WE WALK TO THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY WHERE A FRIEND AND HER DAD PICK HER UP. OF COURSE I MAKE SOME CORNY JOKE LIKE " ARE YOU THE BUS DRIVER THIS MORNING ? "

  CHILL WITH WHEELS WORKING FROM HOME. BOTH OF US GET ARE STUFF DONE.  BY 12 NOON WE ARE HEADING TO THE AIRPORT. WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND I MAKE BETTER TIME COMING HOME.  WHEELS ARRIVES SAFELY AT HER HOME OFFICE.

  I PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL. GOOD GOD THERE ARE BUSSES ALL OVER THE PLACE. I RE-ROUTE HER MEETING ME TO A FARTHER PARKING LOT BECAUSE I COULD NOT GET NEAR THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.

  WE DRIVE TO " CARLINO'S MARKET " FOR 2 REASONS. THE KID HAS AN INTERVIEW AND DINNER. WHILE SHE WAS DOING THAT I MET 3 EMPLOYEES AND ALL 3 KNOW THE NAIL VERY WELL. EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL. THE INTERVIEW SEEMED TO GO WELL.  OH , THIS PLACE IS A GOLD MINE.

  AFTER THE INTERVIEW WE PURCHASED DINNER THERE. ALL FOOD WAS VERY GOOD.......BROCCOLI RABE , MAMA'S HOME MADE LASAGNA , CHICKEN PARM , AND A SEARED POTATO ( YES , SINGULAR ).

  CUTE STORY - I ASK THE LADY EMPLOYEE FOR ONE CONTAINER OF SEARED POTATOES AND PEPPERS. SHE REPLIES , " ONE ? " I AM NOT REALLY PAYING ATTENTION AND I SAY BACK , " YES ....ONE ". WE ARRIVE HOME AND SHE PUT ONE SLICED SEARED POTATO IN THE CONTAINER. IT WAS THE SIZE OF 2 FRENCH FRIES STUCK TOGETHER. MY YOUNGEST AND I GIGGLED.

  MY GOOGLE REVIEW ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE GETTING MY CAR INSPECTED........." 72 READERS FOUND IT HELPFUL ".

  BACK HOME WE HAVE DINNER AND I ADD A MEATBALL GRINDER STROMBOLI ALSO FROM CARLINO'S MARKET TO THE MENU. WE CHILLED AND WATCHED A LITTLE BIT OF " ELLEN ". SUCH A GOOD SHOW AND PERSON.

  ELDEST OPENS THE NAIL AND HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE ALARM WHEN LEAVING. I WILL LOOK AT THIS TOMORROW. OH , I HAVE A PROBLEM TOO. TO BE TOLD LATER.

  I SETTLE IN WITH THE PUP AND WATCH MY FLYERS. I AM PRETTY EXCITED TO SEE THE OPENING CELEBRATIONS AND THE GAME. I THINK WITHIN 10 MINUTES WE WERE LOSING 5 - 0. I TURNED IT OFF AND WATCHED DISCOVERY SHOWS LIKE " RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLIS " AND " ALASKAN SURVIVORS ". BOTH SHOWS WERE VERY GOOD COMPARED TO THE FLYERS GAME. BEAR GRYLLIS IS PRETTY COOL BECAUSE HE TAKES BIG TIME CELEBRITIES INTO THE WILD FOR 3 DAYS AND MAKES THEM SCALE MOUNTAINS , EAT BUGS , AND DECEND HIGH CLIFFS. SOME BIG CELEBS ARE COURTNEY COX , SHAQUILLE O'NEIL , ZAC EFRON , JULIA ROBERTS , KATE WINSLET , PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA , CHANNING TATUM , LINDSEY VAUGHN , AND A SHIT LOAD MORE. THE ONE I WATCHED WAS WITH KERI RUSSELL. SHE WAS ADORABLE AND SUPER COOL ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HANG GLIDED TOGETHER OFF A 1,000 FOOT CLIFF TO THE OCEAN. SHE WAS NOT SO ENTHUSED DRINKING BOILED RABBIT POO AND SEEDS FROM A PIGEON'S GULLET.

  OFF TO BED BUT NOT BEFORE SAYING GOODNIGHT TO MY YOUNGEST AND GETTING A HUG.

  I AM AT A PARTY AT MY UNCLE'S HOUSE.  I NEED TO USE THE BATHROOM BIG TIME. THE CLOSEST BATHROOM IS UNDER THE STEPS ON THE FIRST FLOOR WITH JUST A CURTAIN FOR A DOOR. I NEED TO POOP BIG TIME BUT I AM COMPLETELY DISGUSTED WHEN I SIT INSIDE. THE BOTTOM OF THE CURTAIN HAS CRAP ALL OVER IT. I MEAN LITERALLY HAS CRAP ON IT. THE 2ND PROBLEM IS THE CURTAIN WILL NOT CLOSE ALL THE WAY SO PEOPLE WAITING CAN SEE ME. I DO HAVE STAGE FRIGHT WITH USING BATHROOMS ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC. THE 3RD PROBLEM IS........THERE IS NO TOILET PAPER.  I DO MY BUSINESS BUT REALIZE TOO LATE THERE IS NO TOILET PAPER. ARE YOU SHITTING ME ??!!  I AM TOTALLY DISGUSTED WITH THIS " BATHROOM " AND MYSELF. I LEAVE THE ENCLOSURE OF A BATHROOM IN WHICH I HAVE SEEN BETTER TOILETS AT EAGLE'S TAILGATES.  IT IS A BAD FEELING OF NOT WIPING AFTER POOING. LET ME TELL YOU IT IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. IT'S LIKE SOMEONE MICROWAVED PLAYDOH AND WEDGED A HANDFUL BETWEEN YOUR ASS.   I WADDLE UPSTAIRS LIKE A PENGUIN LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BATHROOM WITH TOILET PAPER. MY UNCLE SEES ME AND SAYS , " WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP HERE ? " HE SEEMS KINDA ANNOYED SO I REPLY , " JUST LOOKING FOR THE PARTY. " HE TELLS ME TO GO DOWN STAIRS. I TAKE ANOTHER STAIRWELL UPSTAIRS AND HE SEES ME AGAIN AND SAYS , " HEY , WHAT DID I TELL YOU ??!! GO DOWN STAIRS !! " I PRETEND TO GO DOWN THE STEPS BUT AS SOON AS HE TURNS I GO UP. I FIND A RAILING AND LONG HALLWAY THAT OVER SEES THE FIRST FLOOR. I CAN SEE PEOPLE BELOW BUT I NEED TO DO MY CLEANING BUSINESS ASAP.  I LOOK IN A CLOSET NEXT TO THE HALLWAY AND IT HAS ONE ROLL OF TOILET PAPER. I GRAB IT LIKE I WAS STEALING A POCKETBOOK. I GO INTO A BEDROOM THAT LEADS TO A BATHROOM. I AM SO RELIEVED AS I LOCK THE DOOR BEHIND ME............dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY       10 - 10 - 18

  ANOTHER DAY.....HOW THEY JUST KEEP FLYING BY.

  GOT TO FEEL BAD FOR THE RESIDENTS IN PANAMA CITY AND EVERYONE IN THE PATH OF HURRICANE MICHAEL. IT IS THE LARGEST HURRICANE EVER TO HIT THIS AREA. THEY ARE GETTING SLAMMED. 

  I HAVE TO ADMIT I LIKE THE  LOCATION IN WHERE WE LIVE. FOR THE MOST PART.......NO HURRICANES , TORNADOES , TSUNAMIS , MUDSLIDES , EARTH QUAKES , FLOODS , AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS. 

  TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY TODAY SO I WATCH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. A FEMALE BARTENDER TOOK A MALE PATRON HOME LATE NIGHT AND PRETTY FAR. I HAD A TALK WITH THE BARTENDER. 

  FLYERS BOUNCE BACK WHICH WAS SO NICE TO SEE.  I AM STILL REELING FROM THE EAGLES LOSSES SO THIS DID HELP A LITTLE. FLYERS WIN 7 - 4 OVER OTTAWA.

  EAGLES ARE UNDERDOGS AGAINST THE 1 - 4 GIANTS.....AND THEY SHOULD BE. GIANTS SHOULD NOT HAVE  A 1 - 4 RECORD AND HAD SOME TOUGH LOSSES. I FEEL THE WAY THE EAGLES ARE PLAYING AND ON 3 DAY REST THERE IS NO WAY THEY WIN THIS GAME. GIANTS 31 - EAGLES 6.  AFTER THIS LOSS WE ARE ON A FAST SINKING SHIP. MAN , HOW IS THIS THE SAME TEAM FROM LAST YEAR ?  I KNOW WE LOST ABOUT 30% OF OUR PLAYERS BUT THE MAIN CORE IS STILL HERE.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. SHE WOKE ME UP AS I WAS DREAMING ABOUT BEING IN A MOVIE THEATRE. I WAS LATE AND I HAD AN INSULATED BAG OF FOOD AND BEER. I MEET SOME FRIENDS AND WHEELS THERE. I SIT DOWN AND WHEELS COVERS ME WITH A BLANKET AND THAN BEGINS TO TILT MY SEAT BACK TO WATCH THE MOVIE. THAN I WOKE.......MY KID TOUCHED MY HAND AND SAID , " DAD , TIME TO GET UP. "

  THE PUP JUST ENTERTAINS US SO MANY TIMES A DAY. MY YOUNGEST COMES HOME FROM SCHOOL AND THE PUP IS INSTANTLY EXCITED. SMILING LIKE ELVIS , SNEEZING , AND WAGGING HER TAIL. IN MINUTES THE DOG WAS RUNNING AND CHASING HER. IT IS A JOY TO WATCH.

  I HAVE WATCHED ZERO OF THE M.L.B. PLAYOFFS.

  LOADED A LADDER IN THE VAN AND HEADED TO THE NAIL. I GOT ON THE ROOF AND USED SOME " FLEX SEAL " ON A DRAIN. I AM HOPING THIS HELP WITH " ICE DAMMING " IN THE WINTER TIME.  I ALSO FOUND A ROOF MUCK BROOM. I WILL BRING IT HOME BECAUSE SOME DAY I WANT TO SEAL OUR DRIVEWAY.

  INSIDE I BEGIN MY EMAILS AND FACEBOOKING. I CREATE A FACEBOOK AD FOR OUR WEEKEND BANDS. I DO THIS EVERY WEDNESDAY. I ALSO FIGURED I CHANGE THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE SINCE THE RAIN IS COMING.

  THE COOL THING TONIGHT IS I TALKED TO AT LEAST 15 BANDS AND BOOKED 10. THIS IS A BIG NIGHT. BANDS ARE THE BACK BONE OF THE BAR. ONE NEW BAND AND BAND MEMBER SAID TO ME , " I WAS CHECKING UP AND CALLED A BAR OWNER RIGHT AS WE WERE ABOUT TO LEAVE TO PERFORM AT THEIR CLUB. THE OWNER TOLD US THE SHOW WAS CANCELLED AND HE FORGOT TO CALL US. " I TOLD HIM I GIVE OUT MY HOME PHONE NUMBER AND COMMUNICATION WAS TOP PRIORITY FOR ME. I NEVER LET AN EMAIL GO MORE THAN 2 HOURS WITHOUT BEING RESPONDED TOO. NO OTHER CLUB OWNER DOES THIS. I HAVE TOO.......PLUS I DON'T SLEEP.

  TALKED TO WHEELS. SHE IS OUT OF STATE AT HER HOME OFFICE. AT NIGHT , THEY CELEBRATED A CLOSING OF A MILLION DOLLAR DEAL AND HAD AN OPEN BAR , OPEN FOOD , AND OPEN GAMES AT A SPORTS CLUB.  I FOUND A BAGEL IN OUR WALK-IN FREEZER SO I HAD THAT FOR DINNER.......A PLAN BAGEL.

  GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND HEAD HOME MYSELF LATE NIGHT. MY KID IS STILL UP AND I SAY GOOD NIGHT. I BROUGHT THE KID HOME ROOT BEER SODA WHICH SHE WAS MORE THAN APPRECIATIVE.

  I MAKE ONE DRINK.....NO BEER , NO BRANDY AGAIN. OFF TO BED.  I LOOK OUT MY WINDOW AND SEE A BLACK ANIMAL BY THE RABBIT HUTCH.  IT IS BEHIND A METAL TRASHCAN BY OUR BASKETBALL BACKBOARD AND NET. AT FIRST I THINK IT IS JUST SOMETHING STICKING OUT OF THE TRASHCAN. I MOVE TO A KITCHEN WINDOW WHICH IS CLOSER. I NOW SEE THE INTRUDER......A BLACK CAT. HERE'S A VISUAL...........IN MY BOXERS ONLY , I OPEN UP THE BACK DOOR AND RUN TOWARDS THE CAT BARKING LIKE A BIG DOG......." WOOF WOOF WOOF GRRRR GRRRR GRRRR RUFF RUFF .....AND THAN HOWLED LOUDLY. " A NEIGHBOR LOOKED OUT HER WINDOW AND SAW ME DOING THIS AND JUST SHOOK HER HEAD AS SHE CLOSED THE MINI-BLIND.

  THURSDAY    10 - 11 - 18

  A COUPLE OF THANK YOU'S MUST GO OUT.

 - TO THE EMAILS AND TEXTS I GOT ABOUT ME IN MY BOXERS RUNNING AROUND IN MY BACK YARD CHASING A BLACK CAT. I THANK YOU FOR CREATIVITY.

 - TO THE SEVERAL FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK. THANK YOU. ONE GUY WROTE , " WHY DOES HE WRITE IN ALL CAPITALS !! "  HE DOES NOT REALIZE I " COPY AND PASTE " FROM THIS BLOG TO FACEBOOK.

 - TO 2 BARTENDERS WHO COVERED MY SHIFT WHILE I HEADED TO THE MOST PACKED AIRPORT I EVER SEEN. I THANK YOU.

 - AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST.......OUR EAGLES !  ME..............ALONG WITH MILLIONS OF FANS THANK YOU FOR RIGHTING THE SHIP AND BEATING THE HELL OUT OF THE GIANTS.

  OK , BACK TO MY MENIAL LIFE.

  I HAVE BEEN PUTTING THIS OFF FOR A LONG TIME. BANDS ON FACEBOOK SEND YOU A MESSAGE TO " LIKE" THEIR BAND PAGE. MOST OF THE TIME I DO. BUT........I JUST " LIKE " THEIR PAGE. AS A CLUB OWNER AND SINCE BANDS ARE THE BACK BONE OF THE NAIL I NOW WILL GIVE A " LIKE" , POST ON THEIR PAGE , AND MESSAGE THEM ABOUT PERFORMING AT OUR CLUB. RETRACING MY MESSAGES , I STARTED THIS MORNING AND " LIKED " AND CONTACTED OVER 30 BANDS. I HAVE A LOT MORE TO GO.

  FAMILY MEMBER STOPS BY AND DROPS OFF 5 BEER GLASSES. HE ASKS ME IF I WANT THEM. MY RESPONSE , " ANYTIME YOU GET RID OF SOMETHING WE WILL TAKE IT. "  HE GIGGLED.

 MY YOUNGEST JUST CRACKS ME UP. I DRIVE HER TO SCHOOL AND EXPLAIN TO HER THE NAIL AND HOW BANDS ARE THE BACK BONE AND HEART BEAT OF OUR MUSIC SCENE. SHE GIGGLES ABOUT HOW PASSIONATE I AM IN THIS SPEECH TO HER.

 " YEAH RIGHT.....15 MINUTES. IF YOU ONLY TAKE 15 MINUTES I WILL TAKE YOU TO SMASH BURGER FOR DINNER "

  DROP MY KID OFF AT SCHOOL AROUND 3:30PM. SHE TELLS ME IT WILL ONLY TAKE 15 MINUTES. I PARK AND LISTEN TO EAGLES TALK ON THE RADIO. THE KID COMES OUT IN 10 MINUTES AND SAYS , " TO GET TO SMASH BURGER YOU GO RIGHT OUT OF THE PARKING LOT. " I GIGGLE AND LOOK AT HER WITH ADMIRATION OF HER SENSE OF HUMOR. I SAY , " DO I EVER SAY TO YOU , I LOVE JUST LOOKING AT YOU ? " SHE RELIES , " A COUPLE OF TIMES. "  I DID GET HER FOOD AND WAS PROUD I DID NOT ORDER ANY OF THE FAST FOOD FOR MYSELF.

  BACK HOME I MAKE ZITI IN A RED SAUCE ALONG WITH MEATBALLS. THEY CAME OUT VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND HAD A GOOD TIME. MUSICIANS SHOWED UP FOR " JUST JAM " AND SOME FRIENDS CAME IN FOR THE EAGLES GAME. I MADE SOME FOOD ORDERS AND WATCHED THE GAME. OUR TEAM PLAYS WELL AGAINST A BAD GIANTS TEAM. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE. FINALLY.....A WIN. I KNOW ITS THE CRAPPY GIANTS BUT DAMN IT WE WILL TAKE IT. CARSON WENTZ HAD A VERY GOOD GAME. I AM JEALOUS OF THE GIANTS GETTING THE PENN STATE KID BARKLEY. MAN, IS HE GOING TO BE A STUD RUNNING BACK.  AFTER HIS FIRST BIG RUN I SAID , " HE REMINDS ME OF BARRY SANDERS. " ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER NFL NETWORK POSTS VIDEOS OF BARRY SANDERS COMPARING HIM TO BARKLEY.  GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE.

  MY YOUNGEST TEXTS ME , " DO YOU WANT ME TO KEEP YOU COMPANY AND GO WITH YOU TO THE AIRPORT TO GET MOM ? " I REPLY , "OOHHH THANKS KID BUT I FEEL IT WILL BE TOO LATE. " SHE REPLIES , " OK. CAN YOU STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF ? "  ANNNNNDDD THE REAL REASON SURFACES.

  FOLLOWING THE STORM AND TRACKING AN AIRPLANE. I DID THIS SINCE MID-MORNING BECAUSE WHEELS WAS FLYING IN FROM CHICAGO. THE FLIGHT KEPT GETTING PUSHED BACK. BY 10PM I LEFT THE NAIL FOR THE AIRPORT. ON THE BLUE ROUTE GOING NORTH A TRACTOR TRAILER JACK KNIFED. IT HAD TO JUST HAPPEN BECAUSE NO POLICE , PARAMEDICS , OR TOW TRUCKS WERE THERE. THE TRUCK BLOCKED MOST OF THE 3 LANES AND THE MIDDLE RAILING.  IT LOOKED LIKE NO ONE WAS HURT WHICH IS THE GREAT THING. I SAID TO MYSELF , " OH GOOD GOD. I AM SO NOT TAKING THE BLUE ROUTE HOME. " THE TRAFFIC ALREADY BACKED UP 3 MILES TO A STAND STILL. I COULD ONLY IMAGINE HOW BAD THIS WOULD BE IN 30 MINUTES WITH ALL THAT TRAFFIC HEADING DIRECTLY TOWARDS IT. I WISH THERE WAS SOME WAY OF WARNING PEOPLE.

  ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT AND WAIT UNDER A BRIDGE OFF I-95. THERE IS RAIN , WINDS , AND LIGHTNING. I AM NERVOUS ABOUT THE PLANE ARRIVING SAFELY. I FOLLOW THE AIRLINE'S STATUS TRACKER VIA MY PHONE. THE FLIGHT KEEPS GETTING PUSHED BACK BUT EVENTUALLY I SEE " LANDED ". IT WAS A GOOD FEELING. WHEELS TEXTS ME THEY LANDED AND THAN CALLS THAT SHE IS OUTSIDE WAITING. I TELL HER , " BE THERE IN 2 MINUTES ".  WELL , THAT IS USUALLY THE NORMAL TIME TO GET FROM THE I-95 EXIT TO THE INTERIOR AIRPORT TERMINALS BUT THERE WAS FRICKIN' TRAFFIC ALL OVER THE PLACE. I ALWAYS USE THE FAR LEFT LANE WHEN GETTING TO TERMINALS. IT DID NOT MATTER....I WAS STUCK. YOU WOULD THINK AT 11:45PM ON A THURSDAY THERE WOULD BE NO ARRIVING FLIGHT PASSENGERS BUT IT WAS THE MOST PACKED I EVER SEEN IT.

  WE TAKE 420 HOME WHICH I HAVE DONE MANY TIMES. IT IS A GREAT SHORT CUT AND I SO WANTED TO AVOID THE BLUE ROUTE. I ASK WHEELS IF SHE LIKE TO STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF FOR A BEER AND SANDWICH. SHE SAYS NO AND WANTS TO JUST GO HOME. I CAN'T BLAME HER. IT WAS A LONG DAY OF WAITING IN THE AIRPORT.

  WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND GET HOME. I NEVER WATCH THE 2ND HALF OF THE EAGLES. I DID GET TO LISTEN TO IT THOUGH WITH MERRILL REESE WHICH IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING.

  WHEELS AND I HAVE NIGHTCAPS AND AFTER ABOUT 45 MINUTES WE HEAD TO BED.

  COUPLE OF MORE THINGS :

 - HOOKED UP A FRIEND AND HIS WIFE WITH " OPEN BAR " FOR 4 HOURS. HE HAS HELPED ME WITH SIDE JOBS BIG TIME. IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE FEELING GOOD WHEN THEY LEFT. I HOPE THEY MADE SOME GOOD LOVIN' WHEN THEY GOT HOME.

 - I WAS THINKING OF STOPPING IN AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF TO GRAB A BEER AND SANDWICH. I THOUGHT FOR SURE THE PLACE WOULD BE PACKED SINCE THE EAGLES GAME WAS ON. WHEN I DROVE BY ONLY ONE CAR WAS OUT FRONT. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

    FRIDAY      10 - 12 - 18

   IT'S SEEN ITS TIME..............AND A SMALL GOOD DEED.

  OUR YOUNGEST IS STARTING HER FIRST REAL JOB NEXT WEEK.  I AM EXCITED FOR THE KID AND THE COMPANY IS POPULAR AND HAS GREAT FOOD. I AM EVEN HOPING SHE GETS SOME KIND OF DISCOUNT. TODAY SHE GOT THE CALL FROM HER INTERVIEW LAST WEEK.  CARLINO'S MARKET WILL HAVE A NEW ADORABLE YOUNG ADULT EMPLOYEE.

  STILL SEEING AND GETTING COMMENTS ON MY BOXER DOG BARKING RANT THE OTHER DAY.

  CONTINUE TO BOOK BANDS AND MAKE PHONES CALLS. IT IS A GOOD THING.

  YOUNGEST HANGS WITH FRIENDS. THEY ARRIVE AT OUR HOUSE AND I ASK , " HOW ABOUT ALL OF YOU HELP TAKE ALL OF HER ( MY KID ) STUFF OUT OF MY ROOM AND UP TO THE ART ROOM. IT SHOULD ONLY TAKE 6 MINUTES. " THE ONE FRIEND RESPONDS , " I DON'T KNOW 6 MINUTES IS ALOT OF TIME. "  I REALLY LIKE THIS KID.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND START MY OPENING PROCEDURES. WITHIN MINUTES I HAVE A PROBLEM. THE REGISTER DRAWER IS BROKEN. FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR I TRIED TO MACGYVER IT BUT IT WAS A LOST CAUSE. THIS REGISTER HAS SEEN ITS MAKER. UNFORTUNATELY AND FORTUNATELY THIS REGISTER HAS SEEN ITS TIME. I CLEAN UP AND TOSSED THE REGISTER OUT. THE GOOD THING WE HAVE A BACKUP CASH REGISTER THAT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.

  GOT A NICE SURPRISE TONIGHT. A FRIEND STOPPED INTO SEE A BAND TONIGHT. I HAVE NOT SEEN HIM IN MANY YEARS. WE TALKED FOR A LONG TIME AND IT WAS GREAT TO REMINISCE THE OLD TIMES. I TEXTED ANOTHER FRIEND TO STOP IN AND HE DID BECAUSE HE WANTED TO SAY HI. IT WAS COOL.

  IT WAS A NIGHT OF REALLY GOOD MUSIC. SOME PEOPLE DID COME THROUGH BUT RAIN AND ME NOT BOOKING THE NIGHT CORRECTLY HURT A LOT. THOUGH I FEEL BOTH BANDS AND MYSELF NEED TO BOOK A SHOW TOGETHER MOST OF THE RESPONSIBILITY IS ME.

  ARRIVE HOME AND THE KIDS DID NOT MOVE ANY STUFF OUT OF MY ROOM.

  CONCERNED ABOUT THE RABBIT WE COVER THE HUTCH WITH A COMFORTER. TEMPERATURES HAVE DROPPED TO THE UPPER 40'S. I BELIEVE ANYTHING BELOW 40 DEGREES AND WE NEED TO MOVE THE RABBIT INSIDE. I REMEMBER ONE STORY WHERE A FAMILY MEMBER LEFT HIS RABBIT OUT IN THE COLD. THE NEXT MORNING IT HAD FROZEN TO DEATH. HE BROUGHT THE ICED RABBIT DOWN OUR BASEMENT AND PUT IT ON THE PING PONG TABLE. HE TRIED TO RESUSCITATE IT WITH A HAIR DRYER. IT DID NOT WORK.

  HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT AND CHILL FOR ABOUT 25 MINUTES.   I WAS TIRED SO I HEADED TO BED.

  GOOD DEED - ACROSS THE STREET PEOPLE PUT THEIR CARS UP FOR SALE. THEY LEAVE SIGNS WITH PHONE NUMBERS.  HERE IS MY CALL :

 SELLER - " HELLO ? "

 ME - " HELLO , ARE YOU SELLING A VOLKSWAGEN JETTA ? "

 SELLER - " YES I AM. CAN I CALL YOU BACK IN 10 MINUTES ? "

 ME - " NO......I'M JUST CALLING TO LET YOU KNOW YOU LEFT YOUR FOG LIGHTS ON. I OWN THE BAR THE RUSTY NAIL ACROSS THE STREET. "

 SELLER - " OH DAMN. I CAN'T GET DOWN THERE UNTIL LATE NIGHT. "

 ME - " IS THE CAR UNLOCKED OR ANY WAY OF ME GETTING IN THERE. I CAN TURN THE LIGHTS OFF. "

 SELLER - " NO , BUT THANKS , THE CAR IS LOCKED UP TIGHT. "

  THIS WAS AT 5PM. HE ARRIVED AROUND 10:30PM TO TURN THE CAR LIGHTS OFF. 

  SATURDAY        10 - 13 - 18

  EASY TO SAY , HARDER TO DO.

  I HEAR PEOPLE ALWAYS PREACH ABOUT SUPPORTING ORIGINAL MUSIC , SUPPORTING ALL MUSIC , SUPPORTING MUSICIANS , AND SUPPORTING BANDS..........BUT IT WAS NOT SEEN TONIGHT.

  2 WONDERFUL BANDS WITH FEMALE LEAD SINGERS REALLY PUT ON QUITE A SHOW. LOSING GRAVITY AND DAISY ROYCE BAND WERE ALOT OF FUN. THEY EVEN HUNG OUT AND TALKED TO PEOPLE AND WATCHED THE 3RD ACT. SO VERY COOL. I HAD A GOOD TIME WITH A GOOD CROWD AND WORKING WITH 2 REALLY GOOD PEOPLE.

  PENN STATE......ANOTHER CRUSHING HEART WRENCHING HURTING LOSS. IT SEEMS US PHILLY FANS JUST CAN'T GET AWAY FROM IT. BESIDES THE HORRIBLE PAINFUL LOSS I FELT SO BAD FOR THE 107,000 HOME FANS. THEY SHOW ADORABLE STUDENTS DRESSED IN THEIR PENN STATE COLORS AND CHEERING ALL GAME ONLY TO DEVASTATING LOSE WITH 19 SECONDS LEFT. OH , THE QUARTERBACK RUNNING OUT OF BOUNDS .......NOT SO SMART THERE.

  ABSOLUTELY 100% KNEW THE FLYERS WOULD LOSE. WITH 2 MINUTES LEFT TO GO IN THE GAME , IN A 0 - 0 TIE , I SAY TO MYSELF , " THIS GAME IS NOT GOING INTO OVERTIME. " WHY WOULD I SAY THIS ? THE FLYERS WERE PLAYING GOOD. 21 SECONDS LATER VEGAS SCORES ON A DUMBASS ATTEMPT OF A CLEAR BY FLYERS PLAYER SEAN COUTURIER. OH , THE VEGAS GOALIE STOP 14 BREAKAWAYS.

  TESTED OUR FIRE PLACE SINCE IT GOT A LITTLE NIPPY. OF COURSE IT WOULD NOT LIGHT. AFTER TRYING TO LIGHT THE PILOT 20 TIMES I WAITED. I DECIDED TO TURN ON THE HOUSE HEAT AND............THE NEXT ATTEMPT TO LIGHT THE FIREPLACE WORKED. I LET IT RUN FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR AND MAN DO I FRICKIN' LOVE THIS UNIT WE INSTALLED. I ALSO LOVE OUR GENERATOR.

  WHEELS AND I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS DOING THE NAIL AND ALL BOOKS. EACH MONTH WE ARE IN THE " BLACK " IT MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE CONTENT. 

  SO , WHERE DO WE PUT THE FRIGGIN' RABBIT NOW THAT THE TEMPERATURES ARE GETTING COLDER ?

  WHEEL'S WALKS WITH A FRIEND AND THAN TO A PIZZA DINNER WHILE I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED WORKING WITH THE 2 BARTENDERS TONIGHT.

  SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES TAKING A STOVE APART IN OUR BACK LOT. IT COSTS $50 FOR TOWNSHIP TO TAKE IT SO I FIGURE WHY NOT TAKE ONE HOUR AND DISASSEMBLE IT AND THROW IT IN THE NAIL DUMPSTER FOR FREE ? WELL , IT'S NOT TOTALLY FREE BECAUSE WE PAY FOR THE DUMPSTER BUT WELL WORTH IT.  THAT DUMPSTER HAS COME IN HANDY SO MANY TIMES.

  NEWS IS SO DEPRESSING. FIRST STORY I SEE ON ACTION NEWS IS AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL GIRL WAS SHOT WHILE DRIVING HER CAR. SHE IS ON LIFE SUPPORT AND THE PARENTS HAVE TO MAKE A HORRIBLE DECISION. THE GIRL WAS AN ASPIRING MODEL AND SEEMED SO NICE. WHAT A F'N WORLD WE LIVE IN.

  PA POWERBALL JACKPOT OVER A BILLION DOLLARS.  PEOPLE WILL FLOCK TO GET TICKETS AND WHO KNOWS I WILL PROBABLY GET SUCKED IN TOO. NO ONE EVER WINS WE KNOW. NO FAMILY EVER WINS. I NEVER WIN ANYTHING. SERIOUSLY , IS THERE REALLY A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN2 MILLING,  20 MILLION , 200 MILLION , OR A BILLION DOLLARS ? IT'S ALL LIFE CHANGING MONEY SO IF YOUR GOING TO BUY TICKETS THAN GET THEM EACH WEEK NOT JUST WHEN IT HITS A BILLION DOLLARS.

  I KNOW IF I WON AND WAS A MULTI MULTI MILLIONAIRE I WOULD GIVE SO MANY HUGE MONEY GIFTS TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I JUST CAN NOT CONCEIVE NEVER WORRYING ABOUT MONEY. COULD YOU IMAGINE TAKING MONEY OUT OF THE EQUATION OF LIFE ? NO BILLS .......NO COLLEGE TUITION.....NO CAR PAYMENTS......NO MORTGAGES....NO CREDIT CARD FEES.  JESUS CHRIST I COULD NOT IMAGINE THIS. MAN , I WOULD HELP MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS OUT AS MUCH AS I COULD.  PAYING THEIR HOME MORTGAGES AND KIDS COLLEGE TUITIONS OFF WOULD BE A PLEASURE AND THE FIRST THING I DO IF I EVER WON THAT MUCH MONEY.  AS MY DAD ALWAYS SAYS ABOUT THE RICH AND 1%'ERS , " DO YOU THINK THEIR HAPPY ? " A STANDARD RESPONSE WOULD BE " WELL , MONEY DOESN'T BUY HAPPINESS. " WELL , MY DAD'S NOT RESPONSE IS NOT STANDARD , " YOU'RE DAMN STRAIGHT THEIR HAPPY !!......NOW GO OUT AND BE RICH !!! "

  I COULD NOT IMAGINE EVER NOT HELPING MY FAMILY OUT BIG TIME IF I WAS A BILLION DOLLARS RICHER. IT BE INCONCEIVABLE TO ME NOT TO HELP WITH MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY'S BILLS.

  I HAD A REALLY NICE TIME AT THE NAIL TONIGHT. EVEN WHEELS WAS PERSUADED TO MAKE A RARE APPEARANCE. ALL OF US HUNG OUT FOR A LITTLE BIT WHICH WAS NICE.....UNTIL 3 GIRLS GANGED UP ON ME IN DISCUSSIONS. IT WAS ALL FUN. I ARRIVED HOME LATE NIGHT , HAD A DRINK , AND WENT TO BED. OH , THANK GOODNESS I PUT A HALF GALLON OF WATER NEXT TO MY BED. I WOKE UP 3 TIMES LIKE I WAS CRAWLING THE SAHARA DESERT.

   SUNDAY     10 - 14 - 18

  SINCE BEATING THE EAGLES THE TITANS AND BUCCANEERS HAVE LOST 3 STRAIGHT GAMES. MAN THE EAGLES GAVE THESE GAMES AWAY OR WE ACTUALLY BLOW. JAGUARS AND PANTHERS HAVE LOST THEIR LAST 2 GAMES. WE PLAY OUR NEXT 2 GAMES AGAINST THEM.

  I WATCHED THE SEASON FINALE OF " ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE ". YOU GOT TO BE INTO THIS STUFF AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. THIS FAMILY LIVES OFF THE LAND AND BARTERS MANY TIMES FOR BUILDING MATERIALS. BUT.....I DID NOTICE THEY NOW HAVE HIGH TECH CORDLESS TOOLS ( CORDLESS ? IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE ? ) AND ENDLESS SUPPLIES SO I " GOOGLED " ---- " DO THEY GET PAID FOR DOING THE SHOW ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL ? " AND THE ANSWER IS .........THEY DO. EACH KID RECEIVES 40-60K WHILE DAD GETS A 1/2 MILLION. NOW SOME PEOPLE SAY THIS ISN'T RIGHT AND THEY ARE NOT REALLY LIVING OFF THE LAND AND BARTERING FOR SUPPLIES. TO ME......YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS EXPOSED TO A HUGE AUDIENCE AND WHY NOT GET COMPENSATED FOR THAT ? SEASON 9 WAS GOOD AND THEY BEEN RENEWED TO DO ANOTHER SEASON NEXT YEAR. ONE KID GOT MARRIED , ONE KID BATTLES ALCOHOL , AND MOM IS FIGHTING CANCER. THIS IS REAL LIFE STUFF WHETHER YOU LIVE IN THE CITY , SUBURBS , OR ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN IN COLORADO. ( THEIR DRIVEWAY IS 7 MILES LONG. SUCKS TO SHOVEL THAT WHEN IT SNOWS. )

  SO TODAY WE GET SOME THINGS DONE AND WE HEAD TO THE NAIL. ALL 4 OF US PREP FOR THE NIGHT OF KINDA CRAZY MUSIC. I WILL EXPLAIN LATER.

  RABBIT GETS PUT INSIDE AND UP IN A WARM BEDROOM WITH A TV , RADIO , HEAD PHONES. LAVA LAMP LIGHTS , AND MORE. I THINK IT WASN'T QUITE COLD ENOUGH OUTSIDE BUT BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY. WHY DO I CARE ABOUT THIS RABBIT SO MUCH ?I HAVE NO IDEA.  I FEEL MY COUSINS UP NORTH MAY BE SHAKING THEIR HEADS ON THIS ONE.  YOU PUT A RABBIT WHERE ?

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE FOR OUR ANNUAL CRAB DINNER. HAD TO BE CLOSE TO 30 OF US FOR SPECTACULAR SPAGHETTI AND CRABS. THEY ARE OFF THE HOOK. LOTS OF LAUGHS AND A CRAZY NEIGHBOR.

  CRAZY NEIGHBOR - A FAMILY MEMBER PULLS THEIR CAR IN A SHARED DRIVEWAY. THE LADY HAS ROOM TO MOVE HER CAR OUT. BUT.....SHE DECIDES TO MOVE HER CAR CLOSER TO THE PARKED CAR. SHE DID THIS WITHIN 5 MINUTES. AN ABSOLUTELY SAD STORY ON HOW THIS LADY WENT FROM THE HIGHS OF LIFE TO A SHIT SHOW.

  FACEBOOK - IT IS QUITE EASY TO FIND THESE SPAM ACCOUNTS. EVERY DAY I RECEIVE 1 TO 3 GORGEOUS SMOKING HOT GIRLS WHO WANT TO " FRIEND " ME. THEY ARE HALF NAKED OR DRESSED IN BIKINIS SAYING THEY WANT ME. YEP......DEFINITELY A SCAM OR SPAM. CLICK " DELETE " AND THAN CLICK " SPAM ".

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE BANDS. I COULD OF RETURNED TO MY FAMILY DINNER BECAUSE THE BARTENDER CAME IN 1 1/2 HOURS EARLY. BUT I FELT WEIRD LEAVING WHILE THE BANDS WERE LOADING IN. ITS MY BUSINESS SO I FELT OBLIGATED TO STAY EVEN THOUGH I WANTED TO GO BACK FOR THE FAMILY CRAB DINNER AND LAUGHS. I HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME BUT BOTH MY YOUNGEST AND I HAD TO LEAVE EARLY.

  SUCKS....... BOTH REDSKINS AND COWBOYS WON. PANTHERS TOTALLY SHIT THE BED ON A LAST MINUTE DRIVE. WHAT THE HELL WAS THEIR PLAY CALLING ON THE FINAL 2 PLAYS ?

  THE BANDS......KINDA DIFFERENT.

  FENRIS - EVERY SONG WAS OVER THE TOP SEXUAL.  I MEAN EVEN FOR ME IT WAS OVER THE TOP. THE LEAD SINGER HAS MY BODY SHAPE SO TELLING STORIES ABOUT BANGING GIRLS AND STUFF IS NOT BELIEVABLE.  HE WAS TRYING TO BE ENTERTAINING AND HUMOROUS SO I DID GO ALONG WITH IT. THE FOLLOWING BAND LOVED HIM. THE GIRL HE WAS WITH LAUGHED THE ENTIRE TIME SO I ASSUMED SHE WAS OKAY WITH HIS ANTICS , JOKES , AND BEING CALLED FENRIS'S BITCH. AGAIN......NEED TO HAVE A REALLY GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THESE SONGS.

  BIG STALL - I HAVE NOT SEEN THESE GUYS IN A WHILE. LAST YEAR THEY CANCELLED 4 SHOWS INCLUDING US DUE TO SOME BAND/LIFE ISSUES. THEY WERE AN 8 PIECE BAND , THAN 5 PIECE , AND NOW A 3 PIECE. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE PUNK CIRCUS METAL THAN THIS BAND IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR YOU.  LET ME TELL A QUICK STORY - THE LEAD SINGER ASKS ME IF IT IS OKAY TO SHOOT A TOILET PAPER GUN. I TELL HIM THAT HERE AT THE NAIL YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE AS LONG AS NO ONE GETS HURT OR ANYTHING IS DAMAGED.  WHEN THEY USED THIS " TOILET PAPER GUN " BEFORE A MANAGER / BARTENDER AT KUNG FU NECKTIE FREAKED OUT ON THEM. THEY WERE TOLD TO STOP THE SHOW. I THINK THEY WORKED IT OUT BUT I FEEL THEY OVER REACTED.

  THE TOILET PAPER GUN - AGAIN , YOU MUST HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR WITH THIS HIGH PACED METAL PUNK MUSIC ALONG WITH HIGH INTENSITY BLINKING STAGE LIGHTS. ANYWAY , ABOUT HALFWAY INTO THEIR SET THEY " PULL OUT " THE TOILET PAPER GUN. WELL , IT DOES SHOOT TOILET PAPER BUT IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. I WILL TRY TO GIVE YOU A VISUAL.  DURING THE SONG ABOUT SEX THE LEAD SINGER STRADDLES A LARGE PAPER MACHE PENIS. ON THE TOP OR HEAD OF THIS COCK IS A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER. WITHIN THE COCK THERE IS A TUBE WITH PRESSURED AIR THAT BLOWS OUT THE TOP OF THE COCK. IT IS ACTUALLY AN INGENIOUS APPARATUS. OKAY......SO WHEN HE PICKS UP THE GIANT 3 FOOT COCK , TURNS ON THE AIR , AND THAN.........THE WHITE TOILET PAPER SHOOTS AND SPINS OFF FROM THE PRESSURED AIR INTO THE CROWD. YEP..........IT LOOKS LIKE A PENIS EJACULATING. ONLY AT THE NAIL.

  I ROLL HOME AFTER BUYING A ROUND OF DRINKS FOR THE BAR AND SETTLE IN. WHEELS AND I WATCH A VERY GOOD " MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE PREMISE OF THE SHOW BUT OVERALL IT IS VERY VERY GOOD. THE STORY LINE IS , " WHAT IF THE UNITED STATES AND THE ALLIED POWERS LOST WORLD WAR II ? IMAGINE MOST OF THE UNITED STATES IS OCCUPIED BY THE NAZIS AND CALIFORNIA OCCUPIED BY JAPAN. IT IS A SCARY CONCEPT BUT FOR ENTERTAINMENT IT IS PRETTY INTRIGUING.

  OFF TO BED AND CRASH FOR THE NIGHT.

  WHEELS AND I ARE IN WEST CHESTER. THE ONLY WAY HOME IS BY MY MOTORCYCLE. WHEELS CLIMBS ON AND I START MY BIKE. IT IS COLD OUT SO SHE HOLDS ME TIGHT TO KEEP BOTH OF US WARM. SHE ASKS ME, " WHERE ARE THE FOOT PEDALS ? " I REPLY , THEY ARE RIGHT BELOW YOUR FEET.  RIGHT THERE ??? " I DO NOT SEE THEM SO WHEELS PUTS HER FEET ON THE EXHAUST PIPES. I START TO ROLL AND A GUY RUNS AND YELLS AT ME , " STOP !! STOP THE BIKE !! " I STOP AND HE SAYS , " MOST OF YOUR BIKE HAS BEEN STOLEN AND TAKEN TO A CHOP SHOP. " I GET OFF MY BIKE AND A TON OF STUFF IS MISSING.......FOOT PEDALS , SISSY BAR , EXHAUST VALVES , HEAD LIGHTS , FOG LIGHTS , WINDSHIELD , LUGGAGE RACK , AND A TON MORE. I NEVER NOTICED BECAUSE I WAS WORRIED ABOUT GETTING HOME. NOTHING WAS HOLDING THIS BIKE TOGETHER EXCEPT THE ENGINE , A SEAT , AND 2 TIRES. THE GUY TAKES  ME TO THE CHOP SHOP AND A SEEDY GUY OFFERS TO SELL ME BACK MY MOTORCYCLE PARTS. HE CLAIMS THEY ARE NOT MINE EVEN THOUGH THEY EXACTLY MATCH MY STOLEN PARTS AND COLOR. THE GUY CONTINUES TO OFFER ME MONETARY DEALS UNTIL I TAKE OUT MY GUN AND SAY , " PUT THE FUCKING BIKE BACK TOGETHER ". HE THROWS UP HIS HANDS AND TELLS ME TO CALM DOWN...............dream ends

    MONDAY     10 - 15 - 18

  IF OFFENDED BY THE F WORD.....DO NOT READ THE LAST STORY.

 " THOSE WORDS JUST DON'T COME OUT OF MY MOUTH ".............LAST STORY.

  DECIDED TO START MY MORNING ( AFTER THE NORMAL STUFF .... MAKE LUNCH , DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL , WRITE BLOG , RESPOND TO EMAILS , RESPOND TO FACEBOOK MESSAGES , AND PUT THE TRASH OUT ) BY GOING DOWN MY BASEMENT AND ORGANIZING MY TOOL/HARDWARE ROOM. I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR TRASHING AND CONSOLIDATING THINGS. ONE THING I NOTICED...........A SLUG TRAIL. YEP , I NEED TO CAPTURE THIS SLOW MOVING CULPRIT. THE GOOD THING IS HIS SLIME VACUUMED UP VERY EASILY.

  THE GOOD THING ABOUT GOING THROUGH TOOLS AND SUPPLIES IN MY BASEMENT SHOP.....YOU FIND STUFF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SINCE 1980. I WAS SURPRISED I ACTUALLY THREW OUT A TRASHCAN AND A HALF OF STUFF.

 YOU CAN GOOGLE THIS 23 SECOND SCENE - ( I DID ) -  A FUNNY SCENE JUST BECAUSE I LOVE THE WORD " BLOW ". I MAKE WHEELS LAUGH BY TELLING HER IT. ANYWAY , I WILL SET IT UP FOR YOU. IN THE MOVIE " LAND OF THE LOST " WITH WILL FERRELL. THERE IS A FUNNY SCENE. FERRELL PLAYS A PROFESSOR AND HAS TO RETRIEVE A RADIO.  IT IS INSIDE THE BELLY OF A TYRANNOSAURUS REX WHICH CHASES HIM FOR MANY HUNDREDS OF YARDS. INGENIOUSLY , HE CATAPULTS A NITROGEN COMPRESSED TANK INTO THE MOUTH OF THE T-REX. IT FREEZES AND BLOWS UP, THE RADIO PLAYING A SONG POPS OUT AND FALLS TO THE EARTH. HE AND HIS FRIENDS ARE SUPER EXCITED TO RETRIEVE THE RADIO. JUST FEET AWAY A PTERODACTYL FLIES IN AND SWOOPS IT UP. IT FLIES TO A HIGH MOUNTAIN TOP MILES AWAY. FERRELL , AFTER FALLING TO THE GROUND FROM THE EXPLOSION STANDS UP. HE WATCHES THE PREHISTORIC BIRD CARRY THE RADIO , STILL PLAYING A SONG , FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY AND SAYS , " OH THAT BLOWS. THAT......BAAAAA.......LOWWWWWS. "

  GOOD FACEBOOK QUOTE ABOUT THE WEATHER ( I HAVE SEEN 3 VERSIONS ) - " TEMPERATURES WENT FROM 90 TO 55 LIKE SEEING A PATROL CAR ON THE HIGHWAY. "

  PACKERS QUARTERBACK IS JUST AMAZING. I DON'T EVEN WANT TO WRITE HIS NAME.

  A TON OF LEFT OVER CRABS AND CLAWS. TONIGHT - WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST PUT A LITTLE DENT INTO THEM. SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN DOING FOR MY YOUNGEST FOR A LONG TIME. SHE IS APPRECIATIVE AND RESPONDS WITH , " MMMMMMM ". WHENEVER I AM CRACKING OPEN CRABS AND SEE A BIG PIECE OF WHITE MEAT I PUT IT ON HER PLATE. I WILL DO THIS MANY TIMES DURING DINNER. THE KID'S RESPONSE IS ALWAYS " MMMMM " AND GIGGLES.

  CHECK ON THE RABBIT IN OUR ELDEST BEDROOM. THE RABBIT HAS IT GOOD. I GAVE HER A COUPLE OF CARROTS. I FELT I SHOULD OF MOVED HER OUTSIDE BECAUSE OF 70 DEGREE TEMPERATURES BUT MAJOR RAIN WAS IN THE FORECAST......WHICH NEVER CAME.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP , BARTEND , CONTACT BANDS , AND DO MY NORMAL STUFF. ONE RECORD I SET WAS .....THE LONGEST EVER TO DO THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. EVERY BAND NAME HAS SO MANY LETTERS.  I FIGURED I DO IT NOW WHILE THE TEMPERATURES ARE WARM.

  CONTACT SOME BANDS AND TALK TO BOOK SHOWS.

  HEAD HOME TO CHILL. A NIGHTCAP AND WE WATCH " THE GOOD DOCTOR ". SOME VERY GOOD SCENES IN THIS EPISODE.

  I FEEL MY JOB IN LIFE & MARRIAGE IS TO MAKE WHEELS LAUGH. NOT JUST LAUGH BUT ACTUALLY MAKE HER CRY LAUGH. I DO THIS MOSTLY EVERY DAY. 

  HERE'S THE QUICK DIALOGUE AND STORY :

  I AM WATCHING TV AND THE SHOW GOES TO A COMMERCIAL. I HATE COMMERCIALS. I DESPISE COMMERCIALS. I CAN NOT STAND COMMERCIALS. I LOATH COMMERCIALS. OKAY , GOT THE PICTURE ? SO........I CHANNEL SURF TO THE NFL FOOTBALL GAME......COMMERCIAL. I SURF TO MLB PLAYOFFS.....COMMERCIAL. I SURF TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL....COMMERCIAL. I SURF TO IMPRACTICAL JOKERS.......COMMERCIAL. I SURF TO THE NEWS.....COMMERCIAL. FINALLY I HAD ENOUGH AND  YELL OUT !!!!!!............... (LET THE DIALOGUE OF WHEELS AND I BEGIN )

  ME - " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! EVERY FUCKING CHANNEL HAS A FUCKING COMMERCIAL. DID I EVER TELL YOU I HATE FUCKING COMMERCIALS ?? !! FUCKING FUCK FUCK FUCKING COMMERCIALS. DAMN IT........FUCKING COMMERCIALS FUCKING FUCK FUCK BLOW. FUCK. "

 WHEELS - " DO YOU FEEL BETTER NOW ? "

  ME  ( CALMLY ) - " YES.....YES I DO. "

 WHEELS - " DOES IT HELP WHEN YOUR SAYING THAT WORD OVER AND OVER ? "

 ME ( VERY CALM ) - " YES......YES IT DOES. YOU SHOULD SAY THAT WORD. IT RELIEVES TENSION. "

 WHEELS - " SORRY , THAT WORD DOES NOT COME OUT OF MY MOUTH. "

 ME - " C'MON. LET ME HEAR YOU SAY THE WORD ' FUCK ' ".

 WHEELS - " NOPE. NOT HAPPENING. "

 ME - " C'MON. IT RELEASES STRESS. LET ME HEAR YOU SAY , ' CHRIS , YOU'RE A FUCKING ASSHOLE YOU FUCK. "

  WHEELS STARTS LAUGHING.

 ME - " JUST ONE TIME SAY THAT SENTENCE , VERBATIM NOW , CHRIS , YOU'RE A FUCKING ASSHOLE YOU FUCK. "

 WHEELS - " OKAY...............................CHRIS YOU'RE A FFFFFFUCKING ASSSSSSSSS..........."

  WHEELS ABSOLUTELY STARTS CRYING LAUGHING BELLIED OVER. TEARS STREAMING DOWN HER FACE.

  MY TASK IS DONE FOR TODAY.

   TUESDAY      10 - 16 - 18

  NEVER CLAIMED TO BE A GOOD SPELLER OR PUNCTUATIONER. ( SEE ? )

  MAKING WHEELS LAUGH AGAIN -- I AM UP EARLY AS ALWAYS AND NOTICE SOME PAPER ON THE FLOOR BY THE COUCH. IT IS STANDARD 8 1/2 " X 11". I THINK IT IS OLD RUSTY NAIL CALENDARS. SO THE VISUAL IS , YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF PIECES OF PAPER ON TOP OF EACH OTHER LAID IN ONE AREA OF A VERY LARGE ROOM. FIRST THING I THINK WAS THE PUP PEED ON THE CARPET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND WHEELS WAS JUST MARKING IT TO BE CLEANED UP LATER. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. HERE IS MY DISCUSSION TO FIND THE FACTS.  SHORT CONVERSATION AT 7:30AM :

 WHEELS - " GOOD MORNING. DID THE DOG WAKE YOU UP LAST NIGHT ? "

  ME - " NO , NOT ALL. "

 WHEELS - " SHE CAME IN MY ROOM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. HER STOMACH WAS GURGLING SO I LET HER OUT. "

 ME - " MAYBE SHE IS NOT FEELING GOOD. "

 WHEELS - " THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT. HER BELLY WAS STILL RUMBLING AFTER SHE CAME IN SO I PUT OUT A PIECE OF PAPER ON THE FLOOR FOR HER BEFORE I WENT TO BED AGAIN. "

 ME - " WAIT...........SO YOU EXPECT THE DOG TO LINE UP HER ASS ON THE LITTLE PIECE OF PAPER ? "

   WHEELS STARTS LAUGHING

 BACK TO MY MUNDANE LIFE :

  TOUCHED-UP SPACKLE AND TOUCH-UP PAINTING IN YOUNGEST ROOM AND IN KITCHEN. OF COURSE I RAN INTO PROBLEMS.

  DRIVE KID TO SCHOOL SO SHE CAN SLEEP AN EXTRA 45 MINUTES. I SAY TO MY YOUNGEST , " WHEN ARE WE GOING TO START TAKING THE BUS ? " THE KID REPLIES , " HEY , YOU ALWAYS SAY YOU WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH ME. WELL , HERE IS THAT EXTRA TIME IN DRIVING ME. "  YOUNGEST - 1  BIG DADDY - 0.

 BROUGHT IN 2 HUGE PATIO UMBRELLAS. I KEEP THEM IN THE BASEMENT INSTEAD OF OUTSIDE THROUGH THE WINTER......LESS WEAR AND TEAR.

  MOVED THE RABBIT OUTSIDE AND WE NOW COVER THE HUTCH WITH A LARGE COMFORTER. THE LINE OF TEMPERATURE IS 40 DEGREES. ANYTHING LOWER THAN 40 WE BRING HER IN. WHY DO WE HAVE A RABBIT ?

  YOUNGEST LANDS JOB AND REALLY LIKES IT. THIS MADE US FEEL GOOD. IT IS HER FIRST JOB AND WORKING WITH PEOPLE. I AM HAPPY FOR THE KID.

  PICK OUR YOUNGEST UP AFTER WORK AND I ASK QUESTIONS ON A 1 TO 10 RATING SCALE.  HERE ARE SOME :

 HOW IS THE BUSINESS , FOOD , AND PRICING ? - 10

 HOW ARE THE WORKERS AND WORKING WITH THEM ? - 10

 HOW IS THE MANAGEMENT ? - 10

 HOW WAS THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING FOR THE 1ST TIME ? - 10

 HOW WERE THE CUSTOMERS ? - 6 ( SOME OF THE OLDER PEOPLE WERE GRUMPY )

 THE KID MET FELLOW WORKERS HER AGE AND OLDER. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

  BACK HOME WE HIT THE CRABS AMD CRAB CLAWS AGAIN.  OUR ELDEST JOINED US ALONG WITH A FAMILY MEMBER. I THINK I AM CRABBED OUT......MAYBE ONE TIME.

  FLYERS BLOW 5 - 2 LEAD AND WIN IN A SHOOT-OUT ?  THIS IS TRUE.

  76ERS - I COULD NOT EVEN WATCH THEM THEY WERE SO BAD. THE CELTICS ARE THE ELITE OF THE LEAGUE AND I AM SURE THAT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT BUT ANY OPEN SHOTS WERE MISSED AND TURNOVERS WERE ABUNDANT. I MAY HAVE WATCHED 60 SECONDS OF THE ENTIRE GAME. IS IT ME OR DOES FULTZ JUST LOOK DUMB ?.......BLOW.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

  WHEELS AND I CLEANED OFFICE BUILDINGS FOR 3 YEARS. I AM CLEANING ONE URGENT CARE WITH AN OLD FRIEND WHO STOLE FROM ME AND THE NAIL. THERE IS TALCUM POWDER EVERYWHERE.....TABLES , CARPETING , CHAIRS , ETC.  I WOULD VACUUM AND A PERFECT CLEAN LINE WOULD BE SUCKED UP BY THE MACHINE.  THE BACK STABBING FRIEND TRIED TO EXPLAIN TO ME WHY HE STOLE BUT I REALLY COULD NOT HEAR HIM BECAUSE OF THE VACUUM SOUND AND MY HEARING BEING BAD. PLUS , I DID NOT CARE FOR HIS EXCUSES. AN ELDERLY MAN ASKS FOR SOME WATER SO GET HIM A GLASS. BEFORE PLACING IT ON A TABLE I HAVE TO WIPE OFF ALL THE TALCUM POWDER. I DO THIS AND PLACE THE GLASS ON THE EDGE. THE OLDER MAN THANKS ME............dream ends.

  BUCKET LIST ACHIEVED - ONE OF THE THINGS I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO WAS ATTEND A 76ERS GAME WITH FLOOR SEATS. I MEAN MY FEET HAVE TO BE TOUCHING THE BASKETBALL COURT'S FLOOR. TONIGHT I ACHIEVED THIS AND I REALLY DID NOT NOTICE IT UNTIL I STARED DOWN AT MY FEET FROM MY SEAT AND SAID TO MY BROTHER NEXT TO ME , " OH MY GOD , I HAVE ACHIEVED SOMETHING ON MY BUCKET LIST. "  THERE ARE 6 SEATS OPEN SO I INVITE MORE FAMILY DOWN. I CALL MY DAD AND SAY , " ARE YOU WATCHING THE 76ERS GAME ? " HE REPLIES , " YES I AM. I AM BUSY WHAT DO YOU WANT ? " I REPLY , " LOOK FOR A BIG FAT GUY IN A YELLOW SHIRT. THAT'S ME ON THE COURTS EDGE. WE HAVE FLOOR SEATS ! " I HANG UP AND OTHER FAMILY FILL THE 6 REMAINING SEATS. ONE COUSIN PUTS HER BABY DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND THE KID BEGINS TO CRAWL AROUND. FOR SOME REASON THE PLAY IS AT THE FAR END OF THE COURT SO ALL OF US SIT IN CIRCLE AND TALK. ONE BROTHER PUTS A BEER ON THE COURT FLOOR AND I SAY , " DUDE , THAT WILL LEAVE A WATER MARK AND A PLAYER MIGHT SLIP. " BOTH OF US IMMEDIATELY GET NAPKINS AND WIPE THE CONDENSATION OFF THAT THE BEER BOTTLE LEFT.  I FINALLY SAY , " WE SHOULD MOVE TO OUR SEATS AND GET OFF THE FLOOR. " JUST AS WE SIT THE HUGE PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS COME RACING BY FOR A PLAY AT THE BASKET............dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY       10 - 17 - 18

  FREE SIDE JOB.......NOT EVEN A TIP.

  WHEELS AND I LOOK AT OUR KITCHEN DECORATIVE LIGHTS.

  ME - " WE SHOULD CLEAN THE LIGHT COVERS. "

  WHEELS - " I WANTED TOO FOR THE PARTY BUT FORGOT. "

  ME - " I WILL TAKE THEM DOWN. "

  WHEELS - " WHAT ARE ALL THOSE DOTS ON THE LIGHT COVERS ? "

  ME - " REMEMBER THE FLIES THAT GOT INTO OUR HOUSE OVER THE SUMMER ? "

  WHEELS " YES. "

  ME - " IT'S THEIR POOP.

  WHEELS - " THAT......IS..........DISGUSTING. "

  I NEED SOME MOTIVATION. I LOOK AT MY EATING AND DRINKING HABITS AND IT DISGUSTS ME. I STILL CONTEMPLATE HOW I CAN GAIN WEIGHT WITH ME SEMI-KEEPING AN EYE ON WHAT I EAT AND DRINK. ANYWAY , I FEEL LIKE I CONSTANTLY HAVE A DUCK FLOATIE TOY AROUND MY ASS AND STOMACH.......LESS THE DUCK.

  1 SODA = NEED TO WALK 4 MILES TO BURN IT OFF.

  1 FAST FOOD MEAL = NEED TO WALK 4 MILES A DAY FOR A WEEK TO BURN IT OFF.

  1 BEER = NEED TO WALK 8 MILES TO BURN IT OFF.

  1 BRANDY = NEED TO WALK TO 12 MILES TO BURN IT OFF.

  3 BEERS AND 2 BRANDIES LIKE I HAD TONIGHT = NEED TO WALK TO CONDO , THAN WALK TO MOUNTAIN  HOUSE , THAN WALK TO THE NAIL ,  AND THAN WALK HOME.  BLOW.

  OH , NOW I SEE WHY I GAIN WEIGHT AND LOOK LIKE GODZILLA IN A FUN HOUSE MIRROR.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND DO THE NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE.

  DAMN SLUG - CLEANED UP MY TOOL ROOM AND THERE WAS A SLUG TRAIL AGAIN ACROSS MY CARPET TILES. FOR 24 HOURS I GO DOWN OUR BASEMENT TRYING TO CATCH IT. SLUGS ARE FASTER THAN I THOUGHT.  IF I DO CATCH HIM HE WILL DEFINITELY GO FOR A WATER SLIDE RIDE VIA MY BASEMENT TOILET.

  RABBIT IS UPSTAIRS AND I FEEL BAD. I PUT THE POOPING ANIMAL OUTSIDE IN OUR GARDEN. AT NIGHT , HE WILL COME INSIDE BECAUSE THE TEMPS WILL BE DROPPING.

  ORDERED SOME INK FOR OUR " NEW " REGISTER. $6 FOR 6 CARTRIDGES. WHY DO I FEEL THIS IS NOT RIGHT ? I WILL PROBABLY ONLY GET ONE CARTRIDGE.

  I GO TO A SIDE JOB VIA A WEBSITE CALLED " NEXT DOOR ". A GUY NEEDS A FALLEN BASEMENT RAILING RE-HUNG. HE TAKES A PICTURE OF IT AND IT IS THE SAME AS MINE. HE IS A LAW STUDENT AT VILLANOVA LIVING AT HIS PARENT'S HOUSE. HE IS ONLY 3 MINUTES FROM ME. I TELL HIM IF HE HAS THE RAILING HARDWARE I WILL RE-HANG THE NEW SUPPORTS FOR $40.  HE TELLS ME HE ONLY HAS ONE RAILING HARDWARE BUT HE STILL WANTS ME TO STOP BY FOR OTHER QUESTIONS. I DECIDE TO CHARGE MY SCREW GUN BATTERY AND LEAVE IT AT HOME. I WILL NEVER DO THIS AGAIN. I ARRIVE AT HIS HOUSE AND HE IS WAITING AT THE BOTTOM OF HIS DRIVEWAY. I APPRECIATE THAT. HIS DRIVEWAY WINDS UP A SMALL MOUNTAIN. I AM RELUCTANT TO DRIVE MY OLD VAN UP IT. I TALKED TO HIM AND HE SAYS IT IS MY CHOICE. I GO UP.

 CONTINUED - I SEE THE RAILING AND IT IS ONLY 3 FEET LONG. I TELL HIM TO GIVE ME THE ONE NEW HARDWARE SUPPORT BRACKET AND I WILL SECURE IT NOW. OF COURSE I HAVE NO SCREW GUN. HE GIVES ME HIS BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED IN OVER A YEAR. IT DIES ON THE FIRST SCREW. I GRAB A DRILL AND PUT A SCREW BIT IN IT. I SECURE THE RAILING AND AFTER 15 MINUTES FROM START TO FINISH HE ASKS ME , " WHAT DO I OWE YOU ? " I REPLY , " DON'T WORRY IT'S FREE. " I THOUGHT I SAW CASH IN HIS HAND AND ASSUME HE TIP ME $10 OR $20.....NOPE. HE'LL BE A GOOD ATTORNEY. I LOOKED AT A TINY BATHROOM HE WANTS TO REMODEL. I MAY GET THAT JOB AND MAYBE SOME GOOD KARMA DOWN THE ROAD.

  WHEELS GOES FOR A WALK AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL. WE COULD NOT DO CRABS AND CRAB LEGS FOR A 3RD STRAIGHT NIGHT. IF I GET SOME MOTIVATION I COULD DE-MEAT EVERYTHING AND MAKE CRAB BALLS.

  AT THE NAIL I SPEND TIME FIXING STUFF , CHANGING THE MARQUEE , POSTING FACEBOOK BAND ADS , AND CLEANING. BY 9:45PM I AM TIRED. I HAD A NICE HAPPY HOUR BUT IF NO ONE COMES IN BY 10PM.......I'M GONE.

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER ". THE ENDING OF THIS EPISODE IS FREAKIN' BAD ASS.  I HAVE 2 BEERS AND A BRANDY.  WHEELS GOES TO BED.

  I DECIDE TO STAY UP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". IT KINDA BLOWS USING ON-DEMAND VIA AMC NETWORK BECAUSE THERE ARE COMMERCIALS. I THINK YOU READERS KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT COMMERCIALS. ANYWAY , THE SHOW WAS GOOD AND EACH COMMERCIAL I WENT DOWN THE BASEMENT TO LOOK FOR A SLUG.

  OH , I HAD ONE MORE BEER AND BRANDY AND FELT ASHAMED THE NEXT MORNING WITH MY SUGAR HEADACHE AND FATNESS. I AM CLOSE TO ROCK BOTTOM WITH GAINING WEIGHT. I CAN HEAR IN MY MIND , " CAPTAIN !! , JUMP SHIP !! SHE GONNA BLOW !! "

  THE PROVERBIAL SHIP = MY ASS & STOMACH.

  THURSDAY     10 - 18 - 18

  DAY 1 - GET LESS FAT.

  MAIN LINE NEIGHBORS STRIKES AGAIN.  IT WAS SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT FOR OVER A YEAR.  THE COST IS AROUND $600 PER UNIT. I GOT 2 OF THEM FOR FREE. THEY ARE GARAGE DOOR OPENERS. ONE OF MINE BROKE 1 1/2 YEARS AGO. I TRIED FIXING IT BUT TO NO AVAIL. I SAW THIS CRAIGSLIST TYPE OF WEBSITE AND RESPONDED.  A NICE WOMAN IN A VERY EXPENSIVE AREA AND A HUGE HOUSE WAS VERY NICE AND POLITE. SHE EVEN HELPED ME LOAD THEM IN MY VAN. I FIGURE IF I CAN NOT USE THEM I COULD SELL THEM FOR $200 EACH OR MORE.

  KEY FOR LOOKING FOR STUFF ON THESE WEBSITES - " GO TO GEOGRAPHICALLY EXPENSIVE AREAS "

  WHEELS HELPS MY YOUNGEST DECORATE HER ROOM WITH WHITE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. THE ROOM IS CLOSE TO COMPLETE. SHE ALSO HELPED THE KID WITH HOMEWORK.

  A CLOSE FRIEND HAD THEIR HOME CATCH FIRE. THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AND THEY LOST A PET CAT. THIS IS SUCH A NIGHTMARE FOR ALL OF US. I FELT SO BAD FOR THEM. OF COURSE WE REACHED OUT IF THEY NEED ANYTHING. YOU SEE THIS STUFF ON THE NEWS ALL THE TIME BUT WHEN IT STRIKES A FRIEND IT'S EYE OPENING.

 DROP OFF YOUNGEST FOR HER 2ND SHIFT AT CARLINO'S MARKET. I ASKED HER , " WAS THIS 2ND SHIFT BETTER , WORSE , OR ABOUT THE SAME OF YOUR 1ST SHIFT ? " SHE REPLIED , " BETTER. " I WAS GLAD TO HEAR IT. SHE HAS SUCH GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS FROM THE FOOD TO THE EMPLOYEES.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO MY NORMAL STUFF. I TALKED TO SOME BANDS AND ONE THING THAT COULD BE COOL IS A BIG FESTIVAL CALLED " TINK STOCK ". IT MAY MOVE TO THE NAIL NEXT YEAR. THIS IS A HUGE EVENT WITH OVER 20 BANDS OVER A WEEKEND.

  FLYERS JUST BLOW. THEY LOSE 2 LEADS AND END UP LOSING BADLY. KINDA GLAD I DID NOT BUY SO MANY GAMES THIS SEASON.

  SIXERS BOUNCE BACK AND BEAT A BAD TEAM. THIS IS WHAT PLAYOFF TEAMS SHOULD DO. IT WAS UNFAIR TO JUDGE THEM AGAINST THE CELTICS IN BOSTON. THEY ARE FAVORED TO WIN THE DIVISION AND PROBABLY GO TO THE FINALS. THE 76ERS ARE STILL A PLAYER OR TWO AWAY FROM MAKING A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE CELTICS.

  EAGLES - I HAD 2 CHANCES TO GO TO THE GAME THIS SUNDAY. I STILL WANT TO GO BUT I HAVE A PACKED WEEKEND WITH THE NAIL , RADIO SHOW , AND FAMILY EVENTS.

  SUNDAY - LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW - 6PM

  TODAY I USED OUR NEW TREAD MASTER MACHINE. I HAD TO DO SOME MODIFYING BUT THIS STEP MACHINE IS DEFINITELY HARDER THAN A NORMAL TREADMILL. I STARTED OUT SLOW AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO FOR A LITTLE BIT. IT IS COOL BECAUSE THE UPSTAIRS IS LIKE AN APARTMENT. IN THE ROOM I HAVE A BIG TV , RADIO , CEILING FAN , AND PLENTY OF WINDOWS FOR MY NEIGHBORS TO SEE ME EXERCISE IN MY BOXERS.

  ACTUALLY ,  SOME DAY WE WILL RENT OUR 2ND FLOOR OF OUR HOME. I FIGURE IT BE A NICE INCOME BUT I ALSO FEEL THE RENTER HAS TO BE A FAMILY MEMBER OR AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF ASS VILLANOVA STUDENT.

  CONDO WORK IS CONTINUING. CONTRACTORS ARE ALMOST COMPLETE THE 3RD FLOOR AT OUR CONDO COMPLEX WITH NEW WINDOWS , DOORS , SIDING , AND DECKING. ELECTRICAL STARTS THIS WEEKEND.

  FINALLY PLACED THE REMAINING PARTS OF AN OLD STOVE IN OUR NAIL DUMPSTER.

  YOUNGEST HELPS ME MAKE MY BED. I HAD A 1 1/2" GEL MEMORY FOAM UNDER THE BED SHEET. I TRIED FOLDING IT TO MAKE IT 3 INCHES BUT IT DID NOT WORK. WE PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS. OH , I HAD TO MOVE THE PUP TO MY YOUNGEST ROOM TO SLEEP FOR THE NIGHT. WE SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP BUT I JUST CAN'T SLEEP WITH THE PUP.

  NO BEER NO BRANDY TONIGHT.

  WHEELS AND I FINALLY FINISHED THE CRABS AND CRAB CLAWS. IT WAS FOR DINNER 4 OF THE LAST 5 NIGHTS. I DID ENJOY IT THE BEST TONIGHT.

  FRIDAY      10 - 19 - 18

  YOU REALLY CAN VISUALIZE A PERSON EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT IN FRONT OF THEM.......ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU KNOW FOR OVER 33 YEARS....................

  142 TICKETS WERE SOLD AT TONIGHT'S SHOW. GOOD GOD WE WERE RUNNING. FOR THE MOST PART EVERY ACT AND THEIR " MANAGERS " WERE COOL. THERE MIGHT OF BEEN ONE OR TWO BUTTHEADS BUT OVER ALL....A GOOD SHOW.  ONE THING THAT IMPRESSED ME WAS A LARGE GROUP OF 60 FANS WHO KNEW THE WORDS TO ONE PERFORMER'S SONGS. ABOUT 15 GIRLS ALL DRESSED WITH WHITE TANK TOPS SHOWING THEIR BELLIES AND BLACK SPANDEX. I FIGURED IT WAS SOME KIND OF CLUB.....OR CULT. JESUS TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.

  USED ALOT OF ENERGY AND I AM GLAD I DID IT BUT OH IT WAS NOT THE RIGHT TIMING. I DECIDED TO CUT OUR HEDGES ALONG THE DRIVEWAY GARDEN.  THE BRUSH , BUSHES , AND TOMATO PLANTS WERE GROWING OVER THE FENCE AND ON PHONE WIRES. I WENT FULL TERMINATOR ON THESE BUSHES. I THAN DECIDED TO DO ALL GARDENS AND THE ENTIRE PERIMETER OF THE HOUSE. 3 HOURS LATER I WAS DONE.........5 PACKED TRASHCANS.  I TEXTED MY ELDEST TO HELP ME BUT THAT WAS A STOP SIGN. WHEELS OFFERED TO HELP BUT I WAS 90% DONE BY THAN.

  STORED THE 2 GARAGE DOOR OPENERS IN THE GARAGE'S CEILING. I WILL TRY TO INSTALL ONE IN THE SPRING. ONE IS VERY COOL IS THEY ARE SAME MODEL AND VERY SIMILAR MAKES.

  WELP , THAT WAS MY WORK-OUT FOR THE DAY. FOR LUNCH I MADE A HEALTHY MEAL. WHOLE GRAIN BREAD WITH GUACAMOLE , THINLY SLICED STRAWBERRIES , SCOOPED AVOCADOS , SLICED BLUE BERRIES , AND SPRINKLED GARLIC. IT LOOKED SO PRETTY I TOOK A  PICTURE OF IT ( NOT YET POSTED ON FACEBOOK ). IT TASTED GOOD TOO. I AM TRYING TO EAT BETTER AND MAYBE EVEN THROWN IN SOME EXERCISING. AT THE END OF DAY 2 , I ATE GOOD AND HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY. IF YOU ONLY KNEW HOW HARD THAT IS FOR ME. 

  SHOWERED AND OFF TO THE NAIL AND WE GOT SLAMMED. IT WAS A GREAT CREW TO WORK WITH.  WE MOVED ALL ACTS QUITE NICELY AND FOR THE MOST PART EVERY ONE WAS COOL.

  OH BEFORE I LEFT WHEELS MAKES ME A WONDERFUL SMOOTHIE. NOT MUCH SARCASM THERE BUT IT WAS GOOD. BANANA , STRAWBERRIES , ALMOND MILK , BERRIES , AND A TABLE SPOON OF PEANUT BUTTER.

  GOT TO THANK THE SOUND MAN FOR GIVING ME AN EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT. IT IS A TOOL I WILL USE ON OCCASION. GOTTA LOVE TOOLS.

  33 YEARS.....YOU REALLY KNOW HOW THE PERSON FEELS JUST FROM GETTING A TEXT. YOU DON'T SEE THEM BUT MAN DO YOU KNOW HOW THEIR MOOD.

  I ASK MY YOUNGEST DID SHE PUT THE RABBIT IN THE OUTSIDE HUTCH ? SHE SAYS , " NO , IT IS IN THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM ". IT IS MUCH TOO NICE OUT SO I TEXT WHEELS TO PUT THE RABBIT OUTSIDE. SHE DOES NOT WANT TO DO IT. SHE IS SO NOT A FAN OF PICKING UP THE RABBIT AND MOVING HER.  I MEAN SHE ACTUALLY HATES IT. SHE RARELY MOVES THE RABBIT AS WE DO ON A DAILY BASIS. AFTER AN HOUR I TEXT WHEELS AGAIN , " DID YOU MOVE THE RABBIT OUTSIDE YET ? " . ANOTHER 15 MINUTES GO BY AND I GET A TEXT FROM HER. I BURST OUT IN LAUGHTER. LATER ,  I SHOWED IT TO MY KIDS AND THEY BOTH LAUGHED TOO.

  THE FINAL TEXT IS BELOW. YOU MUST VISUALIZE THE SARCASM AND SLIGHTLY AGITATED WHEELS PUNCHING LETTERS INTO HER CELL PHONE KEYBOARD.  READY TO VISUALIZE HER ANGER ??....HERE'S THE TEXT : ( READ IT SLOW AND ANGRILY )

  " THE STUPID RABBIT IS IN HER STUPID HUTCH. "

   SATURDAY     10 - 20 - 18

  WHEELS - " NO MATTER WHAT I'M TAKING AN UBER HOME. "

  TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY TODAY SINCE I HAD A LONG DAY AND NIGHT YESTERDAY AND I HAVE A LONG DAY ON SUNDAY.  I CHILLED WITH THE PUP , MY YOUNGEST , AND BY MYSELF TOO. I ENJOYED IT.

  WHEELS WORKS WITH YOUNGEST ON LOOKING AT COLLEGES. I JUST USED MY CELL PHONE TO HELP GOOGLE THINGS.  MY YOUNGEST SAYS , " DAD , WHY ARE YOU WHISPERING ? " I REPLY , " I DIDN'T WANT TO BOTHER YOU AND MOM ". KID SAYS , " WE ARE 2 FEET AWAY. WE CAN STILL HEAR YOU. "

  WHEELS AND YOUNGEST GO TO THE NEW TARGET IN OUR AREA. 2 DAYS AGO FRIENDS OF OURS WERE TAILGATING IN THE PARKING LOT FOR THE GRAND OPENING. NOW THERE'S A FIRST.

  SHOWERED , SHAVED , AND DRESSED. WELL , I HAVE THE WORST WARDROBE EVER BUT I GET DRESSED. WHEELS DOES A FASHION SHOW FOR ME AND THE KIDS. WE ARE OFF TO A 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.

  FIRST .........WE STOP AT THE NAIL. THE GOOD THING IS I GOT ALOT OF PREPPING DONE ON FRIDAY NIGHT. WE WORK FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND THAN OUR DOOR PERSON ARRIVES.

  DOOR PERSON ? ......YEP. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS WE HAVE A FEMALE DOOR PERSON.

  OFF TO THE PARTY. OVER A 100 PEOPLE CELEBRATED FOR A 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY. THE KIDS GAVE SOME SPEECHES , WHEELS AND I MINGLED WITH A TON OF COUSINS , THE FOOD WAS GOOD , MUSIC WAS FUN , AND OPEN BAR IS ALWAYS NICE.  I WAS GOOD ALL NIGHT WITH NO BEER OR BRANDY. THOUGH I MIGHT OF HAD A CANNOLI OR TWO. DAMN MY SWEET TOOTH......WELL , SWEET TEETH.

  THE PARTY IS A BLAST. LOTS OF LAUGHS AND CROWN ROYAL SHOTS.  I HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME. I EVEN STARTED A " YOUNGER " COUSINS GET TOGETHER. SEVERAL COUSINS AND MYSELF WILL CONTACT THE " UNDER 40 " COUSINS. WE HAVE THE PLACE PICKED OUT AND THE THEME OF THE NIGHT ALREADY. THE INVITATION WILL BE SENT OUT ON MONDAY. THE THEME OF THE FIRST " YOUNG COUSINS " GET TOGETHER IS..........THE MEN DO EVERYTHING. WHERE IT IS AT , FOOD MENU , COOKING , BOOZE.......EVERYTHING. I AM ALLOWED TO GO TO THE UNDER 40 PARTY SINCE I AM A PRIMARY ORGANIZER.

  BEFORE WE ENTER THE PARTY WHEELS SAYS , " I KNOW YOUR COUSINS. I'M TAKING AN UBER HOME TONIGHT. "

  DROP PARENTS OFF AND HEAD HOME. THANK GOODNESS OUR NEW FEMALE DOOR PERSON HELD THE SHIP BECAUSE I WAS THINKING I HAD TO ROLL OUT OF THE PARTY TO THE NAIL IF SHE NEEDED HELP. IT WAS ALL GOOD.

  AT HOME WE TALK TO THE KIDS AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE FRIENDS OF MY ELDEST IS THERE. BUT AFTER TALKING ALITTLE BIT IT GOT WEIRD. THEY ALL WENT UP TO THE STREET TO A LOCAL PUB WITH WHEELS........ AS THE CHAPERON.  I STAYED HOME. MAN , I AM NOT LIKING OUR KID OVER 21.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I DREAMT ABOUT OUR DOORMAN BEING HUNG UPSIDE DOWN IN A TREE AND HIS SNEAKER WAS ON FIRE. I GRABBED A GARDEN HOSE AND PUT THE FIRE OUT BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. MY YOUNGEST CALLED 911 AND PARAMEDICS ARRIVED. I CALLED THE HOSPITAL 3 HOURS LATER FOR AN UPDATE.  I ASKED AND DESCRIBED ABOUT THE PATIENT I WAS LOOKING FOR. THE RECEPTIONIST QUICKLY SAID , " OH , HE PASSED. " THERE'S MORE TO THE DREAM BUT I FORGOT IT.

   SUNDAY      10 - 21 - 18

  OH.......LET'S RANT.

   FIRST I WILL WRITE ABOUT A WONDERFUL FUN DAY AND NIGHT I HAD. THAN THE LAST SEGMENT OF THIS BLOG WILL BE RANTING ABOUT OUR EAGLES WHO FUCKING RUINED IT.

  EARLY MORNING I SEARCH FOR EAGLES TICKETS. STILL A CHANCE I MAY GO IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT. I MADE CONTACTS FOR A TAILGATE SO IT STILL COULD BE A GO.

  START MORNING DOWN MY BASEMENT. I NOTICED SOME MOLD IN OUR BATHROOM SO I USED A KILZ PAINT TO COVER IT. I APPLIED 3 COATS. I ALSO FIXED A BOX FAN NOT ROTATING PROPERLY.

  NEXT , MY MORNING STARTS OUT WITH MAIN LINE NEIGHBORS STRIKING AGAIN. IT IS VERY SIMILAR TO CRAIGSLIST.  THE FRUSTRATING THING WAS COMMUNICATION WITH THIS GUY. I STAYED CALM AND JUST WAITED BECAUSE THE DEAL WAS VERY GOOD. I WAS LOOKING FOR AN OUTDOOR BENCH FOR THE NAIL. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER A YEAR.  FINALLY THROUGH A WEEK OF MESSAGING THE GUY HE GAVE ME HIS STREET ADDRESS.....BUT NOTHING ELSE. IT TOOK ANOTHER 4 HOURS TO HAVE HIM GIVE ME THE WHOLE ADDRESS.  IT WAS LIKE SOMEONE SAYING , " HEY , I LIVE ON MAIN STREET COME STOP BY. "  WELL , THERE ARE MANY " MAIN " STREETS. AFTER 4 HOURS I HAD HIM CALL ME BY TEXTING, " CAN YOU PLEASE CALL ME FOR ONE MOMENT. " HE WROTE BACK AT 8:30AM , " I AM AT DINNER NOW. CALL YOU WHEN DONE. " I WAITED 4 HOURS UNTIL HE WAS FINISHED HIS MORNING DINNER. I SO WANTED TO MESSAGE HIM AGAIN TO SAY , " HOW F'N LONG DO YOU EAT ? "........BUT I DIDN'T.  I GOT THE CALL AND WE MADE A TIME FOR TODAY.

 THE TRANSACTION - I UNLOADED MY VAN OF ALL TOOLS AND SEATS. YES , THIS IS A FRIGGIN' HASSLE.  WHEELS RIDES WITH ME AS CO-PILOT , NAVIGATOR , AND KEEPS ME COMPANY. I AM SO GLAD SHE DID BECAUSE IT GAVE US AN HOUR TO JUST TALK AND UPDATE ON HER BAR EXPERIENCE WITH OUR ELDEST THE NIGHT BEFORE. WE ARRIVE AND THE GUY IS WAITING FOR US. WE APPRECIATED THAT. HIS HOUSE WAS IN A SO-SO AREA BUT GOOD SIZE. WE LOAD THE BENCH IN THE VAN AND IT IS A GOOD SHAPE. IT NEEDS PAINTING BUT OVERALL SEEMS SOLID. IT IS 7 FEET LONG AND I MEASURE THE OUTSIDE OF THE NAIL TO MAKE SURE IT WOULD FIT.  THE PRICE WAS $75. THAN $50. THAN $30. I FELT $30 WAS MORE THAN FAIR SINCE THESE BIG BENCHES RUN $200 OR MORE NEW.  HE SHOWED US 2 MORE RE-FURNISHED GLIDERS WHICH I PRETENDED TO BE INTERESTED IN BUT REALLY DIDN'T CARE. I ASKED HIM TO SEND ME PICTURES OF THEM AND.....HE NEVER DID. COMMUNICATION IS SO KEY AND I WAS STILL PEEVED ABOUT HIS LACKADAISICAL WAY OF GETTING BACK TO ME. HOW DO YOU FUCKING TEXT SOME ONE , GET AN INSTANT RESPONSE , AND THAN WAIT 3 HOURS OR EVEN THE NEXT FUCKING DAY TO RESPOND ??!!  WHAT THE FUCK ???!! ANYWAY , THE PRICE WAS SO GOOD I HAD TO HANG IN THERE. WE SHOOK HANDS AND ROLLED OUT. I ALSO TOLD HIM I WAS FROM QUAKERTOWN AND WE HAD A LONG TRIP BACK. I ASKED WHEELS , " IS THAT WRONG TO GET THE PRICE LOWER BY SAYING WE LIVE FURTHER ? " SHE CALLED ME A LOSER........WHICH I AM.

  STOP AT MCDONALDS FOR WHEELS AND YOUNGEST. I GOT NOTHING AND CONTINUE TO TRY TO BE GOOD WITH EATING AND DRINKING HABITS.

  STOP AT THE NAIL AND UNLOAD THE " NEW " BENCH. IT FITS PERFECT. I WILL PAINT IT ANOTHER DAY IF THE TEMPS GET BETTER. IF NOT....THE SPRING.

  BACK HOME THEY EAT LUNCH WHILE I RE-LOAD THE FRIGGIN' VAN OF A 1000 THINGS. I BROUGHT THE PUP OUT WITH ME TO KEEP ME COMPANY.

  I WATCH THE EAGLES GAME WITH MERRILL REESE ON THE RADIO.

  IN A HORRIBLE MOOD I LEAVE THE HOUSE. I STOP AT A GAS STATION AND MY CREDIT CARD IS NOT WORKING. IT KEPT SAYING , " SEE ATTENDANT ". I TRY IT 4 MORE TIMES AND IT KEEPS SAYING " SEE ATTENDANT ". I SEE THE ATTENDANT AND HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE. HE SAYS , " WE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH PUMP 1. TRY ANOTHER PUMP. " I GO OUTSIDE AND MOVE MY CAR TO PUMP 3. AGAIN , THE CARD IS NOT WORKING. I AM IN A HORRIBLE MOOD FROM THE EAGLES GAME AND NOW THIS. THE PUMP SCREEN SAYS , " NOT RECOGNIZING DEVICE. "  I BACK UP MY CAR TO PUMP 2 AND A GUY IN A CAR BEHIND ME HONKS HIS HORN AT ME. I READ HIS LIPS AND THEY SAY , " WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING ? " HE PICKED A WRONG TIME TO SAY THAT TO ME. I AM FURIOUS AND HE SEES IT. WITH MY BLACK MOTORCYCLE JACKET ON WITH ALL THE TATTOOS ALL OVER IT I CALMLY WALK OVER TO HIM. I SEE FEAR ON HIS FACE. HE ROLLS THE WINDOW DOWN 1 INCH. I SAY , " THE PUMP IS NOT WORKING SO I HAD TO BACK UP A LITTLE TO THE FRONT PUMP. " HE RESPONDS , " OH , OK OK , THAT'S OK. THANK YOU. "  I GO BACK TO THE 3RD PUMP AND NOW REALIZE WHAT IS WRONG. I AM USING AN OLD GAS CARD. THE GAS STATION CHANGED NAMES AND I WAS NOT USING MY NEW GAS CARD. 15 MINUTES OF WASTED TIME. I WAS READY TO GO CODE RED ON ANYTHING THAT LOOKED AT ME WRONG. I GOT MY NEW CARD AND BEGUN FUELING MY CAR. I FUCKING GOT THAT OLD GAS CARD AND BENT IT BACK AND FORTH 50 TIMES AND THAN TORE IT IN HALF.

  OFF TO THE NAIL RIGHT AFTER THE GAME. I GAVE MYSELF PLENTY OF TIME EXCEPT THAT DAMN GAS STATION APPEARANCE. I TOOK MY TIME AND SLOWLY PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT. SLOWLY I PUT THE RADIO SHOW TOGETHER AND LISTENED TO THE POST GAME FROM THE EAGLES GAME.  IT HELPS ME COPE WHEN THE HOSTS ANALYZE AND CRITIQUE THIS HORRIBLE HORRIBLE GUT CRUSHING GAME.

 THE RADIO SHOW BEGINS AND IT PUTS ME IN A BETTER MOOD......AS IT ALWAYS DOES. A BIG CROWD AND A WONDERFUL APPLAUSE AT THE END OF OUR SHOW FROM THE AUDIENCE. THAT MADE US FEEL GOOD. EVEN ONE RETURNING BAND USED THE ADVICE OF OUR FEMALE HOST AND THAT MADE HER FEEL AWESOME. I MUST THANK THE BANDS FOR HAVING FUN WITH US. EVERY BAND TONIGHT WAS EXCELLENT. THANKS TO.......SCARS LIKE THESE , GEORGE O'BRIEN , WAITING FOR DECEMBER , SAGE TURTLE , GOALKEEPER , BEAR/MOTH , AND LEGENDARY BLUES ARTIST FRANK BEY ( SONG ONLY BUT MAN OUR ENGINEER LOVES HIM) "

  I GIVE A HOST A RIDE HOME AND I CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF " MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE." I AM STILL MELANCHOLY FROM THE GAME.

  HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP HORRIBLY. I LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK ON AND OFF THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND INTO THE MORNING.

  THE FAMILY FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE IS UP. MY COUSIN MADE IT AND IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR 30 FAMILY MEMBERS JOINED.

  MY FAMILY IS HAVING DINNER AND I AM IN A LOFT WITH 2 SUPER HOT GIRLS. WE ARE LOOKING DOWN AT THEM AND OCCASIONALLY THEY LOOK UP AT US. THE GIRLS ARE DRESSED IN SKIMPY PAJAMAS AND START HITTING ON ME. I SAY ," C'MON STOP. MY FAMILY IS DOWN THERE. "........DREAM ENDS.....BLOW.

  OK.......HERE WE GO. THIS DAMN EAGLES GAME AGAINST THE PANTHERS. I AM SO FUCKING PISSED THAT WE KEEP GETTING CRUSHED WITH THESE LATE HEROICS FROM OTHER TEAMS.

 HERE IS MY LIST :

 - THE EAGLES BLOW A 17 - 0 LEAD. SOUND FAMILIAR ? BLOW ASS TITANS CAME BACK FROM 17 - 3.

 - FOR 3 QUARTERS WE DOMINATED THE PANTHERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. THEY PUNTED 6 TIMES IN A ROW. WE MOVED THE BALL AND WENTZ SET SOME PERSONAL RECORDS LIKE MOST YARDS THROWN IN A HALF AND QUARTERBACK RATING. EVERYTHING WAS GOING OUR WAY.

 - AT THE COIN FLIP #25 REID OF THE PANTHERS STARTS SHIT WITH JENKINS. I KNOW THE GODS OF FOOTBALL WILL PUNISH HIM WITH A LOSS. WE ARE DOMINATING THEM 17- 0 AND THERE IS NO WAY THEY WILL COME BACK. BUT..........THERE IS NO FOOTBALL GOD.

 - THE 4TH QUARTER STARTS AND WE GET THE BALL AFTER CAROLINA SCORES. I SAY TO WHEELS , " OK. ALLS WE NEED IS EITHER THE DEFENSE TO STEP UP AND MAKE A STOP OR THE OFFENSE TO GET 3 OR 4 FIRST DOWNS OR MAYBE EVEN SCORE. IT BE NICE IF BOTH THE OFFENSE AND DEFENSE WOULD CONTINUE TO PLAY WELL AND WIN IT TOGETHER. BUT I BE HAPPY IF JUST ONE UNIT DID THE JOB. THE WIN IS THE GOAL HERE. WELP , NEITHER DID. IT WAS NAUSEATING. I ACTUALLY FELT ILL. IT WAS LIKE WATCHING A LOCOMOTIVE COME AND YOU ARE TIED TO THE TRACK. YOU CAN DO NOTHING BUT WATCH IT RUN THE FUCK OVER YOU LIKE A PENNY GETTING FLATTENED ON THE TRACK. 

 - FLETCHER COX CALLED IT " THE WORST LOSS IN MY CAREER. " I THINK HE PLAYED THE GAME. 

 - SO YOU HAVE THE LEAD AND TIME ON YOUR SIDE. EAGLES DECIDE TO THROW THE BALL 15 OF 16 TIMES IN THE 4TH QUARTER.

 - PANTHERS SCORE 3 STRAIGHT TOUCHDOWNS ON 3 STRAIGHT POSSESSIONS AND TAKE THE LEAD. WE ALL SAW IT COMING. THE EAGLES GET THE BALL BACK WITH 1:38 LEFT ON THE CLOCK. WE HAVE TIME OUTS BUT WE WENT 3 AND OUT 2 TIMES IN A ROW. COULD WE MOVE THE BALL ? THAN THE MIRACLE ....WENTZ THROWS A BOMB TO JEFFRIES AND A CLEAR PENALTY IS CALLED. IN AN INSTANT WE HAVE THE BALL ON THE PANTHERS 22 YARD LINE. I SAY TO WHEELS , " READY TO GET SUCKED IN ? " THIS MEANS THE EAGLES WILL EITHER MOVE THE BACKWARDS WITH PENALTIES OR SACKS , TURN THE BALL OVER , OR JUST DO STUPID HORRIBLE PLAY CALLING.

 - EAGLES NOW HAVE TIME AND TIME-OUTS ON THEIR SIDE.....BUT.......THEY CALL STUPID AND HORRIBLE PLAY CALLS. REMEMBER 15 OF 16 PLAYS ARE PASSES ?  THE ONLY RUN WAS 8 YARDS. THIS WAS GOOD. WE HAD 3RD DOWN AND 2 YARDS TO GO. I SAY TO WHEELS , " THEY MUST RUN THE BALL ON BOTH 3RD AND 4TH DOWN AND GET THAT DAMN FIRST DOWN. THAN THEY CAN TAKE 4 SHOTS INTO THE END ZONE. WELP........THEY THROW.

 - 3RD DOWN , A RUNNING BACK IS WIDDDDDEEEEE OPEN IN THE FLAT AND COULD EASILY GET THE 1ST DOWN. WENTZ TRIES TO GUN IT IN TO A RECEIVER DOUBLE TEAMED. THE BALL IS ALMOST INTERCEPTED.

 - SPEAKING OF INTERCEPTIONS. THE DICK HEAD #25 SO MADE AN INTERCEPTION EARLIER AND WOULD OF ENDED THE GAME. I ABSOLUTELY THOUGHT , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. THE GUY THAT STARTED FIGHTS WITH OUR WHOLE TEAM GETS TO BE THE FUCKING HERO ???!!! " HOLY SHIT I FUCKING HATE THIS !!! THEY RULE IT AN INCOMPLETE PASS WHICH I THOUGHT WAS WRONG.

 - 4TH AND 2 AND THEY CALL A PASS PLAY AGAIN. WENTZ IS LOOKING END ZONE AND NOT 1ST DOWN. HE TAKES WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY TOO LONG IN THE POCKET AND GETS SACKED AND STRIPPED OF THE BALL. THE GAME IS OVER AND WE ALL SAW IT COMING. THE WORST DEFEAT I CAN REMEMBER. I HAVE NOW SAID THIS TWICE THIS SEASON. I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH.

  I AM JUST HEART BROKEN ALONG WITH 1000'S OF EAGLES FANS. I JUST DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT. EVERY PLAY AND SITUATION WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT TO DO INSTANTLY.  PRACTICE AND PRACTICE AND GAMES OVER THE SEASON SHOULD WARRANT THIS READINESS. THERE SHOULD NOT EVER BE A FUCKING SURPRISE. OK.....3RD AND 2 YARDS ON THE 11 WITH 2 TIMEOUTS AND 48 SECONDS ON THE CLOCK. OK.....RUN PLAY , GET THE FIRST , AND GO FOR TOUCH DOWN 4 TIMES IF NEEDED. HOW IS THIS SO FUCKING HARD TO PLAN ??????!!!!

  I AM SO GLAD I DID NOT GO TO THIS GAME. I WILL NOT ATTEND ANYMORE HOME GAMES THE REST OF THE SEASON UNLESS I AM IN A SUITE AND IT IS FREE. EVEN THAN I STILL MIGHT NOT GO.

 THE PAIN PHILLY FANS GO THROUGH IS UNBELIEVABLE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY UNHEARD OF. WEEK AFTER WEEK THIS HAPPENS. OH MAN , SO DAMN DEPRESSING. I KNOW IT IS JUST SPORTS BUT DAMN IT !!!!  IT'S SUCH A BALL SACK PUNCH......I MEAN LIKE AN UPPER CUT PUNCH TO THE BALLS. DAMN IT !!!!

  MONDAY     10 - 22 - 18

  RADIO SHOW IS EDITED AND OUR WEBSITE. JUST CLICK " RADIO SHOW ".  IF YOU NEVER HEARD OF LEGENDARY BLUES ARTIST FRANK BEY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIS SONG " GUN TOTIN' PREACHER " ON THIS SHOW. HE IS DAMN GOOD. NO WONDER OUR ENGINEER/HOST FREAKED OUT WHEN I HAD HIS AUTOGRAPHED CD.

  TRYING TO GET UP OFF THIS EAGLES LOSS SADNESS. PEOPLE NOT INTO SPORTS OR NOT A PHILLY FAN JUST DON'T GET IT. IT LIVES AND BREATHES AND FLOWS THROUGH US. WE KNOW IT IS NOT A BIG FACTOR IN LIFE BUT IT IS A RELEASE OF EMOTION FOR US FANS. IT IS THIS PASSION THAT DRIVES US TO BE A PART OF A LARGE GROUP CALLED EAGLE'S NATION. WE EXPERIENCED THE ULTIMATE HIGH LAST YEAR DURING THE SUPER BOWL PARADE. 5+ MILLION PEOPLE CELEBRATED.  I TRY TO THINK OF THIS WHENEVER WE LOSE SO CRUSHINGLY LIKE THIS PAST SUNDAY.

  WATCHED THE FLYERS. MAYBE THEY WILL PICK UP MY SPIRITS. NOPE.........THEY LOST.

  COMPUTERS RUNNING SLOW FOR WHEELS AND I THIS MORNING. THIS ALWAYS BLOWS.

  MAJOR GAS LEAK IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. WHEELS WENT FOR A WALK AND TOLD ME ABOUT IT. LATER IN THE EVENING I DROVE MY YOUNGEST TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE TO PICK UP SOME CLOTHING. WE DROVE TO THE GAS AREA AND WITHIN 3 BLOCKS WE COULD SMELL THE STRONG ODOR OF NATURAL GAS. THERE HAD TO BE 20 PECO TRUCKS THERE.

  ONE REALLY STUPID THING PECO DID WAS BLOCK A ROAD 1 MILE AWAY FROM THE WORK. I DROVE RIGHT AROUND THE BARRICADE. TO ME , THIS BARRICAD SHOULD OF BEEN 1 BLOCK FROM THE WORK SITE. I WAS THINKING ALL NIGHT THAT IF THE SMELL IS THAT STRONG HOW BIG OF AN EXPLOSION WOULD THAT BE ? WE ARE ABOUT 6 BLOCKS AWAY WHICH I THOUGHT IS NOT FAR ENOUGH.

  CONTINUE TO EAT HEALTHY STUFF AND NOT DRINK BEER OR BRANDY. I THINK OF THE BIG PICTURE AND YOU KNOW WHAT ?.........IT BAAAAA.......LOWWWWWS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN , STOCK , PREP , AND EDIT THE RADIO SHOW. I RAN OUT OF TIME AND ENERGY TO DO IT TODAY BUT I AM SO GLAD I DID IT AT NIGHT HERE. YES , THE FLYERS GAME WAS THAT BORING.

  GOT TO THANK SOME PATRONS FOR HELPING ME MOVE THE " NEW " BENCH TO THE BACK LOT. TOMORROW IT IS SUPPOSE TO HIT 65 DEGREES AND I LIKE TO PAINT IT. MOST LIKELY I WILL NOT GET ANOTHER 65 DEGREE DAY UNTIL SPRING.

  IT IS OFFICIAL - TINKSTOCK 3 WILL BE HELD AT THE NAIL OVER AUGUST 16TH WEEKEND. FRIDAY , SATURDAY , AND SUNDAY. OVER 30 BANDS WILL PARTICIPATE AND WE WILL DO A SPECIAL SUMMER LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW FOR THIS HUGE EVENT. WE HAVE NOT DONE A SUMMER RADIO SHOW IN OUR 12 SEASON HISTORY.

  ALSO , IT IS AN HONOR THAT THE PROMOTER AND BANDS SUGGESTED THE NAIL FOR THE NEXT TINKSTOCK 3. I MET THE TINK SEVERAL TIMES. HE AIRED OUR RADIO SHOW IN IT'S FIRST 2 SEASONS AND WE HAD HIM AS A GUEST ON OUR SHOW. HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST KINDEST SOULS I KNEW.

 ROLL HOME AND I CAN SMELL NATURAL GAS. THIS LEAK IS SOMETHING PRETTY SERIOUS. BY TOMORROW ( TODAY ) IT WAS FIXED BUT I FUCKING HIT A POT HOLE AFTER TAKING MY KID TO SCHOOL THAT COULD OF CRACKED THE BOTH AXLES. WHY THE ' F ' WOULD THEY NOT FILL THAT DAMN HOLE IN ??!!

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGHTOWER ". THE OPENING SCENE IS SO FRICKIN' AWESOME. HOLY CRAP WHAT AN OPENING SCENE. THE REST OF THE SHOW WAS VERY GOOD TOO.

   ** IF YOU WATCH THE SHOW THAN DO NOT READ THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH **

 THE SCENE - THE CHIEF INSPECTOR OF JAPAN FINDS OUT HIS AID IS A MOLE. THEY BEAT THE HELL OUT OF HIM AND THAN TIE HIM TO AN OUTDOOR POST. THEY LINE-UP 20 JAPANESE SOLDIERS IN A SINGLE ROW WITH BAYONETS. SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING ? I SAY TO WHEELS , " OH MY GOD , THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DO WHAT I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO DO. " THE CHIEF INSPECTOR WALKS OVER TO A SOLDIER AND TAKES HIS RIFLE WITH THE BAYONET STICKING OUT. HE RUNS AT THE TIED UP TRAITOR AND YELLS " BONSAI !!! " ( SOMETHING LIKE THAT ) AND STABS HIM RIGHT IN THE CHEST. HE CALMLY WALKS BACK , RETURNS THE  SOLDIER'S RIFLE , AND TELLS THE SOLDIERS THIS DOG OF A MAN IS A TREACHEROUS TRAITOR TO JAPAN. ONE BY ONE EACH SOLDIER YELLS AND RUNS TOWARDS THE TRAITOR SCREAMING BONSAI !!! AND STABS HIM. THEY SHOW 5 SOLDIERS DO THIS AND THAN THE CAMERA FADES OFF BUT YOU STILL HEAR......BONSAI !!! AND THAN THE SOUNDS OF METAL HITTING A HUMAN BODY....AND THE GUY SCREAMING. I LOOKED AT WHEELS' EXPRESSION ON HER FACE........GEEZ.

  OFF TO BED AND LATELY I HAVE BEEN WAKING UP WITH A MOUTH AS DRY AS A CAMEL'S ASS. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ALL ABOUT ? I NOW KEEP A GALLON OF WATER NEXT TO MY BED. I HIT THAT BOTTLE LIKE 5 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. ONE OF THE TIMES I WOKE UP TONIGHT AND MY TONGUE WAS ACTUALLY STUCK TO THE OUTSIDE OF MY CHEEK NEAR MY MOUSTACHE. HOW IN THE F'N WORLD DOES THIS HAPPEN ??

 TUESDAY     10 - 23 - 18

  FIX ONE THING.............ANOTHER BREAKS.

  NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE.....KID , SCHOOL , LUNCH , DRIVE , DOG , BLA BLA BLA.

  PUT THE STUPID RABBIT IN THE STUPID GARDEN. ( WHEELS , I AM STILL GIGGLING AT THAT TEXT )

  CLEAN MY KID'S ROOM AND TRASH ALL RABBIT BEDDING ALONG WITH POOP. I AM NOT USING OUR HOME VACUUM ANYMORE. NOW I USE A WET/DRY VAC.

  MOVED THE RABBET HUTCH FROM OUTSIDE TO OUR UPSTAIRS KITCHEN AREA.

  DAMN IT...." LAST MAN ON EARTH " HAS BEEN CANCELLED. FOX DID NOT PICK UP THEIR 5TH SEASON.

  TAKE A RIDE TO MY FAVORITE PLACE.....HOME DEPOT.  I ASK A YOUNG GIRL WHO WORKS IN ELECTRIC , " DO YOU WORK IN ELECTRIC ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YES ". THE GIRL IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND A PIECE OF ASS. SHE IS ADORABLE ANDI ASK HER , " DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE PUCK RECESSED LIGHTS ARE ? " LITTLE DID SHE KNOW I WAS STANDING RIGHT BY THEM. SHE WONDERS 2 ISLES OF LIGHTS AND ELECTRIC SUPPLIES AND RETURNS. SHE SAYS , " I'M SORRY SIR I CAN NOT FIND THEM. " I SAY , " I KNOW YOU COULDN'T CAUSE THEY ARE RIGHT HERE. " SHE GIGGLES AND REPLIES , " YOU MEAN YOU MADE ME LOOK AROUND FOR NOTHING ? " I SAY , " I JUST WANTED TO TALK TO YOU. " SHE HAS A BIG SMILE ON HER FACE AS I WALK AWAY.

  MEET OUR SODA TECH AND TELL HIM OUR SODA GUN IS MIXING SELTZER WITH WATER. IT HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOREVER.  HE ADJUSTS SOME PRESSURES AND IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING. I'LL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT.

 SINCE I AM AT THE NAIL I DECIDE TO DO SEVERAL PROJECTS.

 - HAD TO UTILIZE THIS WEATHER - I DID NOT KNOW RUSTOLEUM MAKES AN ALL-IN-ONE PAINT FOR PLASTIC , WOOD , AND METAL. THE BENCH WE GOT HAS BOTH WOOD AND METAL. I AM GLAD I DID NOT HAVE TO BRUSH PAINT THE WOOD AND SPRAY THE METAL LEGS. I USED SPRAY PAINT FOR THE WHOLE THING AND IT CAME OUT NICE. I LET IT DRY IN THE BACK PARKING LOT DURING THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY. THE BARTENDER AND A POOL TEAM PLAYER WOULD MOVE IT TO THE FRONT LATER TONIGHT.

 - FIX A BACK BAR PUCK LIGHT. ALWAYS FUN STANDING ON A LADDER.

 - CHANGED THE OIL IN OUR DEEP FRYER. ( HOME VERSION )

 - SAW A CRITTER. I HAVE NOT SEEN ONE IN A LONG TIME. LET'S JUST SAY I HAVE A GAUNTLET OF TRAPS SET NOW.

 - CHANGED OUTSIDE MARQUEE SIGN.

 BROUGHT MY COMPUTER AND DID SOME BAND CONTACTS AND EMAILS. I AM SO GLAD I DID THIS. I WOULD WORK ON COMPUTER STUFF WHILE PAINT WAS DRYING ON THE BENCH. I SPRAYED 2 1/2 COATS.

 STOP AT HOME TO UNLOAD TOOLS BACK TO MY VAN AND BRING THINGS INSIDE OUR HOUSE. I LET THE DOG OUT AND I HEAR THIS FRIGHTENING CAT HOWL. IT WAS LIKE THE CAT STEPPED INTO A BEAR TRAP. MY PUP LOOK AT ME AND I AT HER. AT THE SAME TIME WE THOUGHT , " WHAT THE ' F ' WAS THAT ? "

  PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL. I DRIVE HER TO WORK FOR HER 3RD SHIFT. I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR SHE REALLY LIKES THIS JOB AND THEY OFFERED HER MORE HOURS.

  ROLL BACK HOME TO CHILL. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE WALKING DEAD " IT WAS GOOD.

 WHEELS GOES FOR A WALK AND PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST FROM WORK.  WE HAVE DINNER AND MAN FISH , SUBSTITUTE RICE , LIMA BEANS , AND A HALF OF A POTATO IS SO DAMN GOOD.......BLOW.

  SIXTH SENSE AGAIN......76ERS TAKE THE LEAD WITH 5 SECONDS LEFT ON A 4 POINT PLAY. OUR PLAYER MADE A 3 POINTER AND WAS FOULED. I SAY TO WHEELS , " WE ARE GOING TO LOSE. I BET EVERYTHING. I'M ALL-IN POSITIVE. 76ERS LOSE IN OVERTIME. GEE......HOW'D I KNOW.

  SETTLE IN WITH SOME 3 DAY OLD POPCORN , CHEESE , ALMONDS , AND SOME SMALL PRETZELS. I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. " IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED. 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW I AM HAVING SEXUAL DREAMS. NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS BUT MAN I WISH THEY WERE LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS.........LIKE IN REAL LIFE.

  WEDNESDAY     10 - 24 - 18

  IN 15 MINUTES I WAS SO ANNOYED WITH A PATRON I HAD TO DO SOMETHING. SOME KIND OF RUSE HAD TO BE DONE.............AND I DID RUN ONE.

 ALL I DO IS FIX STUFF.  I CAN NOT REMEMBER ONE DAY WHERE I DID NOT HAVE TO BREAK OUT A SCREW GUN OR DUCT TAPE OR SOME TOOL.

  START MORNING WITH THE NORMAL STUFF. I HASSLE MY KID FOR DRIVING HER TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY BUT INSIDE I ADORE THE EXTRA TIME WITH HER.

  STILL CONTINUING THIS EATING HEALTHY AND STOPPING BEER & BRANDY ( FOR NOW ).  I TRY TO LIMIT MYSELF EACH DAY WITH ALCOHOL. IT USED TO BE 2 TO 4 BEERS AND 2 - 3 BRANDIES A NIGHT.  NOW , ONE GIN & TONIC WITH LIME. I AM NOT SURE HOW LONG THIS WILL GO BUT I WILL KEEP TRUDGING THROUGH. I DID LOSE ABOUT 8 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS BUT THAT IS ALL WATER/BEER WEIGHT IN MY ASS.

   WALKED ON THE STAIR CLIMBER FOR JUST 10 MINUTES.  MY KNEES , LEGS , FEET , AND ASS WERE ALL HURTING. I WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.

  PICK UP YOUNGEST FROM SCHOOL AND TAKE HER TO THE DENTIST. I PICK UP A MAGAZINE AND READ AN ARTICLE ON THE EAGLES SUPER BOWL VICTORY. I GOT EMOTIONAL WHEN THEY PRINTED THE ENTIRE SPEECH OF JASON KELSEY.

  PUT THE RABBIT OUTSIDE. WHEELS THINKS 53 DEGREES IS TOO COLD. I SAY IT HAS A FRIGGIN' FULL BODY AND FACE FUR JACKET ON AND SHOULD BE FINE. IF NOT.....RABBIT STEW FOR DINNER.

  BACK HOME MY YOUNGEST AND I MAKE A SNACK FOR THE KID. TOASTED WHOLE GRAIN WITH AVOCADO , STRAWBERRIES , PEPPER , GARLIC , AND SUNFLOWER SEEDS. DON'T KNOCK IT...........IT IS PRETTY GOOD AND FILLING. I DID NOT HAVE ANY THIS TIME AROUND BUT MADE IT BEFORE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I HAD ONE MAIN PRIORITY AND SEVERAL MINOR JOBS TO DO.

 - CHECK OUT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - I EMAILED AND CALLED MY TECH ONLY TO FIND OUT HE MOVED TO ANOTHER COMPANY. THIS MEANS I WAS ON MY OWN TO TROUBLE SHOOT 2 OF OUR CAMERAS THAT WENT BLACK. I REMOVED ALL THE SCREWS SECURING THE DVR IN THE BACK BAR'S LOWER CABINETS. THAN ONE BY ONE I WENT THROUGH THE WIRING. LET ME TELL YOU THIS IS NOT FUN. EACH CAMERA HAS 4 WIRES , ONE POWER SUPPLY, AND 2 RCA WIRES GOING TO THE DVR. WE HAVE 6 CAMERAS SO THIS IS 42 WIRES IN ONE SMALL AREA. IT IS A MATRIX OF CONNECTIONS AND IT SUCKED ASS SEPARATING THEM. I USED A STEP STOOL TO SIT ON AND A DROP LIGHT TO SEE IN THE DARK AREA. AFTER ABOUT 30 MINUTES I HAD THE 2 NON-WORKING CAMERAS SEPARATED FROM THE MEGA ASS OF CIRCUITRY. I FIND OUT QUICKLY IT IS A POWER SUPPLY PROBLEM. THIS IS A GOOD PROBLEM. I DIVERT POWER BY RUNNING SEPARATE POWER SUPPLY LINES TO EACH OF THE DOWNED CAMERAS. I FELT LIKE SCOTTY ON STAR TREK........" SHE CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE CAPTAIN !! SHE'S GONNA BLOW !! " ANYWAY , TO MY SURPRISE AND DELIGHT I POWERED THEM UP AND CAMERAS CAME ON. I FIGURED THIS WAS TOTAL LUCK SO BEFORE RE-ASSEMBLING EVERYTHING AND CLEANING UP I LET THEM SIT FOR 3 HOURS. AROUND 10PM AT NIGHT THEY WERE STILL ON SO I CLEANED UP AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER.

  ( THE NEXT MORNING ( THURSDAY ) I CHECKED FROM HOME VIA MY COMPUTER AND ALL CAMERAS WERE OPERATING  )

 - SECURING OUR " NEW " CRAIGLIST OUTDOOR BENCH.  AT MY HOUSE I WENT TO MY BASEMENT HARDWARE STORE AND FOUND METAL WIRE. USING 2 CLAMPS I MADE LOOPS ON EITHER END. I ALSO FOUND A PAD LOCK WITH NO KEY BUT I DID NOT CARE. I SPRAY PAINTED THE PAD LOCK BLACK AND BLACK TAPED THE LOOPS' CLAMPS. AT THE NAIL I RAN THIS WIRE AROUND A BENCH LEG AND SECURED IT TO OUR BUILDING'S DOWNSPOUT AND GROUND WIRE. IT WILL NOT DEFEND AGAINST A THEFT BUT IT WILL BE A DETERRENT.  I AM HAPPY HOW THIS ALL CAME OUT. THE BENCH IS A NICE ADDITION TO BALANCE THE BENCHES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NAIL EXTERIOR. MAYBE WE WILL PUT OUT PATIO TABLES AND UMBRELLAS SOME DAY.

 - CLIMBED ON TOP OF OUR WALK-IN FREEZER. YOU KNOW , BEING 300 POUNDS , THIS IS A FEAT IN ITSELF. I DISCONNECT A FAN BLOWING AIR OUT AND RE-SET OUR EXTERIOR LIGHTS SINCE IT IS GETTING DARKER EARLIER.

 PUT AWAY MY TOOLS AND CHILL WITH SOME PATRONS AND FRIENDS.

  THE 76ERS HAVE A 17 PONT LEAD IN THE FIRST QUARTER. I SAY TO MYSELF , " THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE BY 22 POINTS. " THEY LOST BY 15........BLOW.

 I HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT. I MAKE A LIBATION AND WHEELS AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER ". IT IS VERY GOOD.

 I HAVE A TEST ON HOW I GAINED TOO MUCH WEIGHT. IF I FALL OVER PUTTING MY BOXERS ON THAN I AM OVER WEIGHT.

  OKAY , IN THIS BUSINESS YOU MUST BE A GOOD LISTENER , GIVE SOUND ADVICE , AND HAVE PATIENCE. TONIGHT......I HAD NONE OF THEM.  HERE IS THE ENCOUNTER :

 A GUY COMES IN AND HE HAS A LAZY EYE. ALREADY I HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION TO DETERMINE WHICH EYE TO LOOK. THIS WAS A MINIMAL PROBLEM. I FEEL HE IS NOT WIRED RIGHT. KEY WORD " WIRED".  HE IMMEDIATELY ASKS FOR A PBR 6 PACK AND THAN SAYS :

  LAZY EYE - " HOW MUCH IS YOUR PBR PACKS ? "

  ME - " $11 "

  LAZY EYE - " AH MAN. CAN YOU GIVE ME A DEAL ON THEM? "

  ME - " SORRY I CAN'T. THE OWNER SETS THE PRICING. IN FACT HE JUST LOWERED THE PRICE FROM $14 TO $11 YESTERDAY. " ( YES I WAS FIBBING ABOUT " THE OWNER " AND LOWERING THE PRICE YESTERDAY )

  LAZY EYE - " OK. I WILL TAKE A 6 PACK. "

  HE COMES OUT OF THE BATHROOM AND ASKS FOR ANOTHER 6 PACK AND THAN WANTS 3 PLASTIC BAGS TO PUT THEM IN. I REALLY FEEL HE JUST WANTS FREE TRASH BAGS. HE BEGINS A CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW HE IS AN AWESOME ELECTRICIAN AND SERVICES ALL THE CHICKIE AND PETES AND OTHER BIG RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA. OH , AND ONE MORE THING.........HE IS " DATING " A CALL-GIRL ON DRUGS. THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES.

  LAZY EYE - " I MADE $300 ON A FIRE ALARM INSTALL TODAY AND $250 ON INSTALLING AN OUTLET. I DID THE OUTLET IN 25 MINUTES AND THE CUSTOMER WAS SO IMPRESSED SHE PAID ME RIGHT AWAY. ( IN MY MIND , WHY THE FUCK WOULD IT TAKE 25 MINUTES TO CHANGE AN OUTLET ?....IT SHOULD TAKE 5 MINUTES )

  ME - " WOW , THAT IS FAST " ( NO IT IS NOT )

  LAZY EYE - " YEAH I AM ALSO DATING A CALL-GIRL BUT SHE WILL NOT RETURN MY CALLS "

  ME - " HMMMM , THAT IS KINDA IRONIC. A CALL-GIRL NOT RETURNING CALLS " ( HE HAS NO IDEA I MADE A JOKE )

 LAZY EYE - " YEAH......I WANT TO PUT HER IN ONE OF MY HOUSES I OWN AND MAKE HER A SECRETARY FOR ME. SHE WANTS TO GET OUT OF DRUGS SO I SAID I HELP HER. SHE IS SO HOT. WANNA SEE A PICTURE OF HER ? "

  ME - " SHE HAS TO WANT TO QUIT DRUGS. " ( HE NEVER SHOWS ME A PICTURE AND JUST KEEPS TALKING )

 LAZY EYE - " I KEEP LEAVING LONG TEXTS AND PHONE MESSAGES FOR HER. SHE CAN LIVE IN ANY OF MY HOMES IN WEST PHILLY FOR FREE. ALLS SHE NEEDS TO DO IS BUY FOOD. "

  ME - " THAT IS A GOOD DEAL " ( IN MY MIND........I AM NOW ON THE SIDE OF THE CALL-GIRL )

  LAZY EYE - " I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE DOESN'T CALL ME BACK. I CAN MAKE UP TO 10 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. SHE WOULD HAVE A GREAT LIFE. "

  ME - " WHAT A SECOND. YOU CAN MAKE UP TO 10 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND YOU ASKED ME TO GIVE YOU A DISCOUNT ON A 6 PACK OF PABST BLUE RIBBON ? "

  LAZY EYE - " OH , WELL , DON'T LOOK INTO IT TOO MUCH. "

  ME - " OK I WON'T. I WILL CUT IT DOWN TO 1 MILLION A YEAR. "

  LAZY EYE - " DO YOU EVER NEED AN ELECTRICIAN ? "

  ME - " NO I DO NOT "

  THE CONVERSATION OF THE CALL-GIRL NOT CALLING HIM AND HIM MAKING BIG MONEY AND BEING THE BEST ELECTRICIAN WENT ON FOR ANOTHER 10 MINUTES. IT WAS THAN I COULD NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE. I DECIDE TO CREATE A RUSE.

  WHILE HE IS STILL TALKING TO ME. I TEXT WHEELS " CALL THE NAIL PHONE. "

  THE NAIL PHONE RINGS AND I ANSWER :

 ME - " HELLO , YOU REACHED THE NAIL HOW CAN I HELP YOU ? "

 WHEELS - " YOU TOLD ME TO CALL YOU ? "

 ME - " AH YES. YOU'RE IN A BAND. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BAND ? "

 WHEELS - " ARE YOU AN IDIOT ? "

 ME - " YES , YES , YES I AM. SO WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BAND ? "

 WHEELS - " THE RABBIT IS DEAD "

 ME - " HMMMM REALLY. THAT IS A GOOD NAME FOR A BAND.  ARE YOU THE LEAD SINGER ? "

 WHEELS - " DO YOU HAVE SOMEONE THERE YOU DO NOT WANT TO TALK TO ?"

 ME - " YES. YES. THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT. "

   LAZY EYE IS TALKING TO ME THE ENTIRE TIME AND WANTS TO KNOW IF I LIKE HIS NUMBER FOR ELECTRICAL JOBS. I TELL HIM NO AND GO BACK TO THE FAKE CONVERSATION WITH WHEELS.

 ME - " SO , WHAT KIND OF GENRE OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY ? "

 WHEELS - " NOT REALLY SURE "

 ME " I SEE. THAT IS A POPULAR GENRE. "

 WHEELS - " HOW LONG DOES THIS HAVE TO GO ON ? "

 ME - " IT USUALLY TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO GET ALL YOUR INFORMATION. "

  LAZY EYE INTERRUPTS ME TWICE TO ASK FOR A PEN AND PAPER SO HE CAN LEAVE HIS NUMBER. THE FIRST TIME I SAY " I DO NOT NEED IT " AND MY 2ND RESPONSE IS " GIVE ME 20 MINUTES AND I WILL TALK TO YOU WHEN DONE WITH THIS BAND " (I KNOW HE WILL NOT WAIT )

  BACK TO THE FAKE CONVERSATION WITH WHEELS :

  ME - " SO, WHERE IS YOUR BAND FROM ? JUST GENERAL AREA. "

  WHEELS - " YOU ARE A LOSER AREN'T YOU? "

  ME - " YES, YES I AM. BEEN THAT WAY MY WHOLE LIFE. "

  LAZY EYE CONTINUES TO TALK BUT AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES FINALLY LEAVES. I AM SO FRAZZLED.

 I SAY GOOD BYE TO WHEELS AND THAN RE-TELL THE STORY TO A FRIEND THAT COMES IN. HE SAYS TO ME , " MAN , THIS GUY FRAZZLED YOU IN 20 MINUTES ? "  I REPLY , " IT WAS CLOSER TO 10 MINUTES."

   THURSDAY       10 - 25 - 18

 WHAT A FRIGGIN' WORLD WE LIVE IN. I WATCH THE NEWS PRETTY MUCH 4 HOURS A DAY. USUALLY O.A.N. BECAUSE THEY HAVE LIMITED COMMERCIALS.  I GET EMOTIONAL ON ALL OF THEM :

 - A HEART WARMING KINDERGARTEN TEACHER SHOWS HER STUDENTS HOW TO " SIGN " HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THE CUSTODIAL WORKER COMES IN THEIR CLASSROOM TO GET THE TRASH AND THEY " SIGN " HAPPY 60TH " BIRTHDAY TO HIM. HE CRIES. THE TEACHERS CRY. I CRIED.

 - MEGYN KELLY GETS FIRED IN ONE DAY OVER A DISCUSSION ON USING HALLOWEEN BLACK FACE AND HOW IT IS CONSIDERED NOT RACIST.  UHM......NO MEGYN........IT IS , AND ALWAYS WAS.

 - AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 20 YEAR COLLEGE STUDENT DATED A 37 YEAR OLD GUY FOR ONE MONTH. SHE FOUND OUT HE LIED ABOUT HIS AGE AND WAS A SEX OFFENDER. SHE BREAKS UP WITH HIM. HE THREATENS HER MANY TIMES. SHE MAKES MULTIPLE REPORTS TO CAMPUS AND TOWNSHIP POLICE. THEY IGNORE IT. ONE WEEK LATER SHE WAS MURDERED. THE GUY TOOK HIS OWN LIFE IN A NEARBY CHURCH. A NIGHTMARE FOR THE FAMILY.

 - A FORMER SOLDIER KILLS HIS FIANCÉE FOR GOING TO A NUDEY BAR WITH FRIENDS. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?

  I COULD NEVER IMAGINE GETTING SO IRATE OVER A GIRLFRIEND AND HER ACTIONS. I NEVER HAD JEALOUSY IN ME. IF A GIRL DECIDED SHE DOESN'T WANT TO DATE ME THAN SO BE IT. I HAVE SEEN GUYS GET SO FUCKING JEALOUS IF THEIR WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND GETS HIT ON. TO ME , IT IS A COMPLIMENT. IF YOU TRUST YOUR GIRL ( OR GUY BY THE WAY ) THAN YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS SOLID. IF NOT , MOVE THE FUCK ON OR WATCH PORN AND JERK-OFF.

  SO MANY ANGRY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. SOME PSYCHO IS SENDING PIPE BOMBS TO DEMOCRATS ACROSS THE NATION. WOW..........COULD YOU IMAGINE TO BE SO PISSED THAT YOU SAY TO YOURSELF , " YOU KNOW WHAT , AFTER I EAT SOME CHEERIOS AND WATCH SHAMELESS , I'M GOING TO MAKE A STATEMENT AND MAKE SOME BOMBS. THAN I WILL MAIL THEM TO TOP DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE.

 I JUST DON'T GET IT. OUR NATION IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST DIVERSE MELTING POT IN THE WORLD BUT MAN DOES IT TASTE BAD NOW. I GUESS I AM JUST SICK OF SEEING SO MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE FALL IN THE CROSS FIRE OF PSYCHOTIC ANGRY LOWLIFES.

  BACK TO MY MUNDANE LIFE :

  A HUGE BIG SATURDAY FOR US. MATINEE SHOW WITH BANDS AND A NIGHT SHOW WITH BANDS. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? OH.......A WEATHER FRONT JACK FROST ,TORNADO TOM , AND HURRICANE SALLY PUT TOGETHER. ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ?? THIS DAMN SHITTY WEATHER ALWAYS FALLS ON A WEEKEND !!!! WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD BY METEOROLOGIST ON TV ?.............." ON MONDAY, WE ARE EXPECTING HURRICANE LIKE WINDS , 2 FEET OF SNOW , A TORNADO , BLACKOUTS , AND COLD WEATHER. WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO TAKE OFF ON MONDAY AND STAY INSIDE. WE SHOULD ALL HAVE SEX AND THAN TAKE A JACUZZI." NOT FRIGGIN' ONCE.

 MAN THE EAGLES FANS ARE TAKING OVER ENGLAND. KINDA WISH I WAS THERE. NOT FOR THE GAME BUT JUST THE COMRADERY.  STILL BREWING OVER THE DAMN CAROLINA LOSS........BLOW.

  YOUNGEST GETS A RIDE TO SCHOOL. SHE ATTENDS A BONFIRE PEP RALLY TONIGHT. THEY MOVED IT BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER. SHE WILL ALSO ATTEND TOMORROW NIGHT THE 122ND FOOTBALL MEETING BETWEEN HER SCHOOL AND ANOTHER. IT IS THE OLDEST PUBLIC SCHOOL RIVALRY IN THE UNITED SATES. OH , THEY MOVED THIS GAME TO A NEUTRAL FIELD BECAUSE OF WEATHER. IF HER TEAM WINS THEY GET A HALF DAY ON MONDAY.  OH , THE PEP RALLY IS HUGE. SHE IS IN A DANCE RECITAL AND BEEN PRACTICING FOR OVER 2 MONTHS. THEY PERFORMED TODAY AND SHE SAID IT WAS FUN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET A NEW BEER DELIVERY REP. I KNOW THE GUY AND PRICE CHECKED HIS NUMBERS TO MY COMPANY I USE NOW. THEY HAVE BEEN SLACKING SO I MADE THE MOVE MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY SOLD WITHOUT TELLING ME AND BEEN MESSING UP ORDERS. WE MET AND MADE A DEAL. I ALSO FOUND OUT SOME INFORMATION ABOUT DREXELINE SHOPPING CENTER. THE WHOLE PLACE IS BEING LEVELED FOR NEW SHOPS LIKE A WAWA AND SHOP RITE. THE ONLY BUILDING NOT BEING TOUCHED WILL BE ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT......IN WHICH I WAS JUST THERE ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN FOR 2 YEARS THOUGH.

 ORDERED SOME INK CARTRIDGES FOR OUR " NEW " REGISTER. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED THEY ACTUALLY WORKED. I PAID $6 TOTAL FOR 6 INK CARTRIDGES. I REPLACED OUR OLD ONE IN LESS THAN 60 SECONDS. ANOTHER GOOD LITTLE THING IS THIS REGISTER USES NORMAL PAPER TAPE. OUR OLD ONE USED THERMAL REGISTER TAPE. IT IS TWICE AS EXPENSIVE. I HAD A BRAND NEW 12 ROLL PACK SITTING IN MY BASEMENT HARDWARE STORE. I BROUGHT THEM TO THE NAIL AND WAS A LITTLE HAPPY THEY WORKED.  THE FAR REGISTER AT THE NAIL IS NOW BEING USED AS THE PRIMARY ONE. IT SAVED ME MONEY ON PURCHASING A NEW ONE , VERY LIMITED EXPENSE ON INK , AND PAPER REGISTER ROLLS. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

  DROPPED OFF OUR JEEP FOR A SIMPLE INSPECTION. IT WAS OVERDUE BY A MONTH. OUR ELDEST NEVER KNEW OR TOLD ME. AT THE END OF THE DAY I GET A CALL FROM THE MECHANIC. IT NEEDS BACK TIRES. OF COURSE IT DOES. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME AN INSPECTION COST UNDER $50 ?

  MOVE THE RABBIT OUTSIDE AGAIN. ASK MY ELDEST TO CHANGE BEDDING IN THE HUTCH WHEN SHE GOT UP AT 5PM. MAN I MISS BEING YOUNG.

  WORKED OUT ON OUR STAIR MASTER FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. IT MUST BE WORKING BECAUSE YOU SWEAT AND THE LEGS HURT.

  TRIED FIXING A KEY REMOTE FOR OUR JEEP. IT DIDN'T WORK. I DRILLED  HOLE THROUGH IT AT THE VERY VERY TOP OF IT. I DID THIS BECAUSE THE TOP PLASTIC PART BROKE OFF TO ATTACH A KEY RING TOO. WELL , NOW IT DOESN'T WORK AT ALL........BLOW.  

  STOP AT THE BANK TO GET 5 DOLLAR BILLS.......$300 WORTH.

 BACK HOME I MAKE A WHOLE GRAIN TOAST WITH AVOCADO AGAIN. I POSTED A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK. PEOPLE DID NOT THINK AVOCADO AND SLICED STRAWBERRIES SHOULD EVER GO TOGETHER. HEY , DON'T KNOCK UNTIL YOU TRIED IT.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A NICE JUST JAM OPEN MIC. A NICE CROWD AND IT WAS FUN. I ALSO HAD A OUR POOL TABLE TECH CHECK OUR POOL TABLES. BALLS WERE BEING DISPENSED FROM THE CUE BALL AREA. BOTH TABLES WORK WELL. HE ALSO ASKED ME TO INCREASE A SINGLE POOL GAME FROM 1 DOLLAR TO 1.50. I SAID NO.

  FLYERS LOSE AGAIN......BLOW. MY 2ND FAVORITE NFL TEAM THE MIAMI DOLPHINS LOST TOO.......BLOW.

  GOT A TON OF MIC CORDS FIXED. I BROUGHT THEM TO THE NAIL AND DECIDED TO GO THROUGH OUR CRATE OF 100 WIRES AND CONSOLIDATE THEM. GOOD GOD WHAT A PROJECT.

  CLEANED THE BACK BAR OF SOLIDIFIED DROPLETS OF SOMETHING PURPLE. IT WOULD NOT COME OFF SO I USED A BOTTLE CAP AS A SCRUBBY...........IT WORKED.

  I KEEP GOING OUTSIDE AND LOOKING AT OUR " NEW " BENCH. I FEEL THE PAINT JOB CAME OUT VERY GOOD AND IT IS NICE TO HAVE. SOMETIMES THE LITTLE THINGS COUNT.

  DID A FULL STOCK OF BEER AND CONSOLIDATED OUR WALK-IN FREEZER. I ALSO WENT THROUGH EMPTY LIQUOR BOTTLES.

 CLEANED THE BATHROOMS AND CHANGED THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE SIGN.

  BACK HOME LATE NIGHT. I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME FIRST.  I SETTLE IN WITH A NIGHTCAP OF A GIN & TONIC WITH LIME. I HUNG OUT UNTIL ABOUT 1AM AND WALKED THE PUP.  I WENT TO BED AND NOT 2 MINUTES LATER THE PUP IS GROANING TO JUMP ON MY BED. I LET HER.....AND THAN LET HER CRAWL UNDER A COMFORTER.

  FRIDAY     10 - 26 - 18

  AND THE RAIN AND WIND COMES......HOPEFULLY BETWEEN SETS.

  GREAT.....TIGHTNESS IN MY CHEST. NOT WHAT ? I AM HOPING IT IS SOME KIND OF MUSCLE PULL.

   ELDEST VISITS A FRIEND IN ANOTHER STATE. THE 6 HOUR RIDE IS ALWAYS NERVE RACKING FOR WHEELS AND I.

  PICKED UP JEEP AFTER INSPECTION. A MEER $420 TO PASS.

  SODA TECH FIXES SODA GUN. THE WATER BUTTON HAS BEEN DISPENSING BOTH WATER AND SELTZER AT THE SAME TIME. WE THINK IT IS FIXED. KEY WORD " THINK ".

  PAINTED THE BAR THIS MORNING......THE ACTUAL BAR TOP THAT IS.  EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE. I SEE SOME OLD NICKNAMES CARVED INTO THE WOOD. ONE NAME WAS " MASHER ".  ONE OF MY FAVORITE PICTURES WITH THIS GUY IS AT A WHEELSTOCK. WE ARE IN A BOAT WITH 20 HALF KEGS. BOTH OF US ARE STANDING LIKE GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE LOOKING THE SAME DIRECTION.

  I WATCHED VIDEO ON ROBIN WILLIAMS' FIRST APPEARANCE ON JOHNNY CARSON. OH MAN ROBIN WE MISS YOU.

  DODGERS WIN IN 18 INNINGS. LONGEST WORLD SERIES GAME EVER.

  IT WAS SMART I PREPPED THE NAIL LAST NIGHT AS BANDS ARRIVED EARLY. EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL AND DRESSED UP IN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. EVEN OUR DOORMAN AND BARTENDER ( NOT ON SHIFT ) WENT AS ZOMBIES. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE. I WANTED TO STAY BUT I HAVE 2 SHOWS TOMORROW IN ONE DAY. A MATINEE AND NIGHT SHOW. TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE LONG BUT HOPEFULLY FUN.

  YOUNGEST'S SCHOOL TEAM WINS AND THEY GET A HALF DAY ON MONDAY. WHEELS AND I WATCH THE NEWS THAT DID A SPECIAL REPORT ON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES ALL ACROSS OUR AREA AND INTO NEW JERSEY. THEY SHOW VIDEO FROM 30 GAMES. THEY GET TO OUR SCHOOL AND JUST SAY THE SCORE. YOU THINK THEY MENTION IT IS THE LONGEST RIVALRY IN THE UNITED STATES. YOU KNOW...... A LITTLE TIDBIT LIKE THAT. OUR KID CAME HOME WITH A HORSE VOICE. THIS MEANS A GOOD TIME OF CHEERING AND HAVING FUN.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF " MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". IT IS VERY GOOD. 

  WE ALSO WATCH A MOVIE CALLED " 3 BILL BOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING MISSOURI ". WE THOUGHT THIS WAS A TRUE STORY AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. I ALWAYS GOOGLE THE FACTS OF THE MOVIE AND IT WAS HOLLYWOODIZED BIG TIME. FIRST OFF , THE STORY WAS LOOSELY BASED ON AN TRAGEDY IN TEXAS. 2ND IT WAS A FATHER NOT MOTHER WHO ENGAGED THE POLICE. TO THE QUESTION IS THIS MOVIE BASED ON TRUE EVENTS? THE ANSWER WOULD BE NO.

 AUTHORITIES CAPTURE THE IDIOT WHO SENT PIPE BOMBS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. A HUGE TRUMP SUPPORTER WITH HIS VAN TOTALLY DECKED OUT WITH TRUMP PICTURES AND MORE. OH , HE NEVER VOTED ONCE IN HIS LIFE.

  SATURDAY     10 - 27 - 18

  LONG DAY BUT FUN.......BUT GETTING YELLED AT IS NEVER FUN.

  FLYERS BLOW. SIXERS WIN.

  OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A MATINEE SHOW. BUT FIRST I DROP MY KID OFF AT WORK. AGAIN , SHE HAS A GOOD TIME WITH HER 4TH SHIFT. NEW WORKERS AND GOT TO MEET WHEELS' FRIEND'S NEPHEW. AGAIN , THIS IS ALL GOOD.

   PREP FOR A 3PM SHOW.  I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS CLEANING.  FRIDAY NIGHT WAS  A GOOD NIGHT.

  I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE LITTER CIGARETTE BUTTS AND SMASH BEER BOTTLES ON THE GROUND.  WE HAVE 4 ASHTRAYS OUT FRONT AND STILL EVERY MORNING I WILL PICK UP 50 CIGARETTE BUTTS. IT TRULY BOTHERS ME.

  ANOTHER THING THAT KINDA BOTHERS ME IS OUR CONDO WORK. OUT OF THE 12 UNITS OURS IS THE ONE WITH THE LEAST VALUE AND OCEAN VIEWS. IT PAINS ME WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR CONDO EXCEPT THE VIEW. AS I ALWAYS SAY WE HAVE A 100 VERY GOOD LITTLE THINGS AND ONE BIG BAD THING......NO OCEAN VIEW. WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING WHEN PURCHASING THIS HOME ? JESUS CHRIST. I ACTUALLY WAS GOING ON REAL ESTATE WEBSITES TODAY WITH PROPERTIES FOR SALE. I FOUND SOME NICE SINGLE HOMES 5 OR 6 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH THAT WERE A 1/4 OF WHAT WE SPENT ON OURS. IF WE EVER DO IT AGAIN THAT IS THE WAY I LIKE TO GO. ANYWAY , SORRY FOR THE RANT , IT SEEMS ALL THE UNITS ARE GETTING A TON OF WORK DOWN EXCEPT OURS. FEELS LIKE WE THREW 25K INTO THEIR HOMES AND NOT OURS. I KNOW IT IS THE BIG PICTURE THING BUT IT MAKES ME ENVIOUS. WE HAD A CHANCE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER UNIT ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO. IT IS THE BEST UNIT IN THE WHOLE BUILDING BUT WE JUST COULD NOT SWING IT. I KICK MYSELF EVERY DAY FOR BOTH OF THESE SUBJECTS.

  DECIDE TO ROLL TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO CHILL FOR THE PENN STATE GAME. I THOUGHT THEY WOULD LOSE BUT THEIR DEFENSE STEPPED UP TIME AND TIME AGAIN. PENN STATE WINS. UNFORTUNATELY IT DOES NOT MATTER SINCE THEY LOST 2 HEART BREAKING GAMES. THEY WILL GET INTO A BOWL GAME THOUGH. I THINK IT IS CALLED THE SALAD BOWL.

  IT IS GONNA BE WEIRD WAKING UP AND TURNING ON THE EAGLES GAME IN THE MORNING. WELL , I STILL HAVE TO WAIT 5 HOURS SINCE I GET UP AT 4AM. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT UNTIL THEY CRUSH OUR HEARTS AGAIN. MAN , EVERYTHING WENT RIGHT LAST SEASON AND EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG THIS SEASON........BLOW.

  4 JAGUAR PLAYERS LEAVE A PUB SKIPPING THE BILL. THEY WERE ARRESTED. THESE 4 PLAYERS WILL HAVE 3 INTERCEPTIONS , 2 FUMBLE RECOVERIES , 4 TOUCHDOWNS , AND 6 SACKS AGAINST US. THERE IS NO KARMA.

  BACK TO THE NAIL FOR THE NIGHT SHOW. WE WERE BUSY STEADY ALL NIGHT AND I REALLY LIKED WORKING WITH OUR STAFF. I WAS THE BAR BACK , 2ND BARTENDER , AND COOK. ALL THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD AND THE CROWD WAS NICE TOO. IT WAS REALLY GREAT TO SEE. I TREATED OUR STAFF AND FRIENDS TO PIZZA ALL NIGHT.

  LENT A FRIEND A $1,000 TO BUY A CAR. I HAVE GIVEN OUT MANY LOANS OVER MY TIME AND BELIEVE IN HELPING PEOPLE. I ALSO HOPE FOR SOME GOOD KARMA.

  LATE NIGHT I LET THE DOORMAN AND BARTENDER CLOSE. I HEAD HOME PRETTY TIRED. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 4AM AND IT IS CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I GREET OUR YOUNGEST COMING HOME FROM A HALLOWEEN PARTY. THE KID WAS A POWER PUFF GIRL AND LOOKED ADORABLE IN PONY TAILS.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SHAMELESS ". IT WAS GOOD. THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE IS THE OPENING CREDITS WHERE A CHARACTER SCOLDS YOU ON NOT WATCHING THE PREVIOUS EPISODE. 

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.

  SUNDAY          10 - 28 - 18

  EAGLE FANS SET RECORD FOR ATTENDANCE AT WEMBLY STADIUM......DAMN STRAIGHT.

   A WIN HELPS THE PAIN.  IT WAS CERTAINLY LOOKING LIKE OUR EAGLES WERE GOING TO BLOW THEIR 3RD STRAIGHT GAME WITH A LEAD BUT THE LATE FUMBLE WAS OVER RULED. THANK YOU FOOTBALL GODS.

   IT WAS WEIRD WAKING UP AND WATCHING THE EAGLES. I KINDA LIKED IT. A FAMILY MEMBER STOPPED OVER TO DROP OFF A REALLY NICE CEILING FAN FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. HE WATCHED THE END OF THE GAME WITH ME. WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT GOING TO A HOME GAME. HMMMMMMM......THAT WOULD BE NICE.

  TALKING TO A FAMILY MEMBER. I TOLD HIM THERE IS A CHANCE I MAY GO TO THE EAGLES/DALLAS GAME. HE KNOWS THIS " SUITE " HOOK-UP AND SAYS " MAN, I SHOULD OF INVITED HIM TO MY KID'S BAPTISM. " I REPLY , " MAKE HIM GODFATHER AND YOU'RE IN. "

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. WE LOVE THIS AREA WITH ITS WIDE STREETS , BIG HOMES ( AND MOST ARE DIFFERENT FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE ) , SUPER BIG CRAZY TREES , AND QUIET STREETS. WE LITERALLY WALKED FOR 2 MILES IN THE CENTER OF THE BACK STREETS. IT IS ALSO NICE TO JUST TALK ABOUT LIFE AND SUCH......AND GRAB HER ASS IN PUBLIC. HMMMMMM APPLE.

  ELDEST MAKES IT HOME FROM VISITING A FRIEND IN ANOTHER STATE. WHEELS AND I WERE VERY NERVOUS ABOUT THE ROAD TRIP BECAUSE HER FRIEND WANTED TO DRIVE. THE FRIEND JUST HAS A PERMIT AND THERE WERE SEVERAL OCCURRENCES THAT THEY ALMOST GOT IN AN ACCIDENT LIKE HER FRIEND CHANGING LANES WITHOUT LOOKING OR USING A TURN SIGNAL. THE OTHER CAR HONKED THEIR HORN AND LUCKILY NOTHING HAPPENED. ANOTHER WAS TURNING ON A RED SIGNAL TO FOLLOW A FRIEND BUT NEVER LOOKING WHO WAS COMING. I WAS PRETTY DAMN PISSED BECAUSE BEFORE THEY LEFT I TOLD THIS FRIEND THAT OUR ELDEST HAS 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN DRIVING TO HER 45 DAYS.

  WHAT A WORLD WHEN A SICK FUCK SHOOTS UP A JEWISH  CHURCH. HE WAS SCREAMING , " ALL JEWS MUST DIE !! ". REALLY DUDE ? YOU SICK FUCKING JITBAG. SO IF ALL THE JEWS DIED YOUR SICK FUCKING LIFE WOULD BE BETTER? HOW ?  SO MUCH HATE.  THE COPS SHOOT AND INJURE HIM. THEY TAKE THE LOWER THAN AN ANIMAL SCUMBAG TO THE HOSPITAL. THE FIRST 3 PEOPLE ( 2 DOCTORS AND A NURSE ) TO SAVE HIS LIFE......ALL JEWISH.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I GOT ALOT OF CLEANING DONE AND IT WAS A GOOD WEEKEND HERE. IT WAS NICE TO SEE.

  AT HOME I TALK WITH MY ELDEST AND A FRIEND STOPS BY. THE FRIEND JUMPS IN HER ARMS AND WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND HER. SHE WAS GLAD TO SEE HER FRIEND. WHEELS AND I LAUGHED.  WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND I ALSO THANKED HER FOR BARTENDING SATURDAY NIGHT. I WAS ALSO HAPPY THIS FRIEND MADE NEARLY $300 IN BARTENDING.

  I BROKE DOWN. IT WAS A LONG WEEKEND OF BANDS , FIXING STUFF , AND OUR EAGLES WON TO SAVE THEIR SEASON . I HAD A DOUBLE SHIFT ON SATURDAY , SO...........I HAD 2 BEERS AND A BRANDY.....AND COMPLETELY REGRET IT.  WE STARTED TO WATCH " SHAMELESS " AND I FELL ASLEEP. I DID NOT FINISH MY BEERS AND THE NEXT MORNING I HAD A SUGAR HEADACHE. I ONLY HAD ONE SNIFTER OF BRANDY.  I TOLD MY YOUNGEST THE NEXT MORNING WHILE DRIVING HER TO SCHOOL THAT THIS IS A GOOD THING. THESE HANGOVER HEADACHES WILL MAKE ME WANT TO DRINK LESS AND LESS BRANDY.

  MONDAY       10 - 29 - 18

  WHAT IS THAT ?  AND WHY ? I FIGURED IT OUT.

   A FUN WEEKEND. HOW DO I KNOW ? WHEN THE NAIL IS DIRTY AND NEEDS VACUUMING. ALSO , WHEN PEOPLE FORGET THEIR CELL PHONES , CREDIT CARDS , AND WALLETS I KNOW THAT IS A GOOD NIGHT. YEP.....IT WAS A FUN WEEKEND.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR TOMORROW. I STOP BY THE BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT AND GET $400 WORTH OF FIVE DOLLAR BILLS. I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES AND SOON I AM BACK HOME.

  NO BOOZE FOR 4 DAYS. GONNA TRY TO DO IT.

  ROAD TRIP - I LOAD UP THE VAN WITH MY 30 FOOT LADDER , A POWER WASHER , AND THE PUP. MAN WHAT A PATHETIC SCENE TO GET THE DOG IN THE VAN. BOTH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST WERE SYMPATHETIC AS THE DOG USED ALL 4 LEGS NOT TO MOVE WHEN PUSHED BY WHEELS. THE PUP KNEW SOMETHING WAS UP. ANYWAY , A FAMILY MEMBER GAVE US A VERY NEW CEILING FAN. I WANTED TO INSTALL IT AND CHECK ON OUR HOME.  AN 80 MINUTE DRIVE AND I AM HERE......DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY. THE SUNNY 55 DEGREE WEATHER IS ALWAYS LESS HERE. IT IS 15 DEGREES COOLER EVERY TIME. THERE WAS A SLIGHT DRIZZLE OF RAIN BUT OVERALL IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE IT. USUALLY I JONES TO COME HERE ABOUT EVERY 3 MONTHS OR SO. TODAY I WAS NOT MOTIVATED TO TAKE THE DRIVE. BUT ONCE HERE........I WAS GLAD I DID. IT TRULY IS BEAUTIFUL.

  I WANTED TO DO ONE PROJECT AT LEAST BECAUSE IT IS LATE AFTERNOON. OF COURSE MY PUNCH LIST GROWS EACH HOUR. AFTER UNLOADING FOOD , CLOTHES , AND MORE I SET UP MY LARGE LADDER INSIDE AND BEGAN ASSESSING HOW TO REPLACE A LARGE CEILING FAN 17 FEET IN THE AIR. TO MY SURPRISE THIS MOVED VERY QUICKLY. WITHIN ONE HOUR I REPLACED THE FAN , TOOK PICTURES AND TEXTED THEM TO WHEELS , POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF THE OLD AND NEW FANS , AND CLEANED UP. THAT IS FAST.

  I REALLY LIKE THE NEW FAN. IT HAS A COOL LOOK ( LEAVES FOR BLADES ) , SUPER QUIET ( A NICE RELIEF FROM THE OLD ONE ) , MORE POWERFUL MOTOR , AND THE BLADES ARE EQUIVALENT IN LENGTH TO THE OLD FAN ( THIS WAS A CONCERN ON HOW IT WOULD MOVE AIR ) . THE ONLY THING I SEMI-DON'T LIKE IS THE COLOR DOES NOT REALLY MATCH THE DECOR COLOR OF THE CEILING.  IT IS SLIGHTLY TOO DARK BUT AGAIN , OVERALL , IT IS THE RIGHT CHOICE.

  FOR THE REST OF THE LATE AFTERNOON I AM ALWAYS CLEANING OR ORGANIZING SOMETHING. I DID FORGET A SMALL LADDER TO ACCESS OUR ATTIC. I WILL NEED TO MACGYVER THIS.

  I WALK THE PUP DOWN TO THE LAKE AND OUR FIRE PIT AREA. SOMEONE DID A HECK OF A JOB STRAIGHTENING AND ORGANIZING THE FIRE PIT.

  TRIED ACCESSING THE ATTIC AGAIN BUT MY STEP STOOL WAS TOO LOW.

  ON THE UPPER BALCONY DECK I NOTICE A LARGE TREE LIMB. IT IS ABOUT 7 FEET LONG AND ABOUT 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER. I THROW IT INTO THE WOODS AND I WAS GOING TO TAKE THE PLASTIC BALCONY CHAIRS AND TABLE DOWN TO THE 1ST LEVEL TO POWER WASH THEM TOMORROW. WELP , I SAW A SMALL PIECE OF PLASTIC ABOUT THE SIZE OF ONE PIECE OF A WRAPPED WRIGLEYS GUM. I THOUGHT , " OKAY , THE CHAIR STILL SEEMS USABLE. " I SPIN THE CHAIR AND THE WHOLE LEFT LEG IS SMASHED AND BROKEN. THE TREE LIMB MUST OF HAD A DIRECT HIT. I THROW THE CHAIR TO GROUND.

  EAT HEALTHY AND NO BOOZE IS THE GAME PLAN FOR THE NEXT 4 OR 5 DAYS. I WILL EVEN GET SOME WALKS IN TOO. I KNOW I LOST WEIGHT BECAUSE I CAN PUT MY BOXERS ON WITHOUT FALLING OVER. ANOTHER SIGN IS I COULD DO STRAIGHT SIT UP IN BED WITHOUT ROLLING TO ONE SIDE. ANOTHER SIGN IS I CAN PUT ON MY SOCKS WHILE SITTING AND NOT LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS. ANYWAY , I KNOW THIS SEEMS LITTLE TO YOU THIN PEOPLE BUT IT WAS A NICE TINY ACHIEVEMENT FOR ME. I LOST ABOUT 10 POUNDS SO FAR. MAN I MISS MY SOCCER BODY......AND MY HAIR.

  I BROUGHT UP A COPY BOOK BECAUSE I NEED SPACE TO WRITE IN NEW BANDS. THIS IS MY 4TH BOOK. I TAKE OUT ANY PAGES THAT HAVE BEEN USED. I NOTICE MY KID WROTE A LETTER TO A FRIEND. I READ IT AND MY NAME WAS IN THERE. I KINDA GOT BUMMED OUT. AS A FATHER YOU GIVE YOUR KIDS EVERYTHING FIRST. I KNOW THIS IS NORMAL TEENAGE RANT BUT IT MAKES ME FEEL .....WELL.......NOT SO GOOD.

  EMAIL AND CALL BANDS. I THINK I BOOKED A SINGLE RELEASE PARTY FOR FRIDAY. WE WILL SEE.

  WATCH THE 76ERS BLOW OUT A BAD TEAM. THOUGH IT WAS TIED AT HALFTIME. IT IS AMAZING HOW VEGAS KNOWS THE ODDS. THEY HAD THE 76ERS WINNING BY 11 POINTS. LIKE I SAID BY HALFTIME IT WAS TIED. SIXERS ENDING UP WINNING BY 20+ POINTS.

  AT 7:30PM I WAS TIRED BUT FORCED MYSELF TO STAY UP. A GOOD THING WAS A " FAMILY GUY " MARATHON. THIS SHOW MAKES ME LAUGH AND BEWILDERS ME HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH SUCH RATED " R " CONTENT. HEY , I AM ENTERTAINED AND IT MAKES ME LAUGH OUT LOUD. I ALSO HAD THE 76ERS ON AND NFL FOOTBALL.

  ROLL TO BED AND I AM TIRED. I THINK I WILL SLEEP GOOD BUT I DON'T. WELL , I SLEEP GOOD FOR 2 HOURS AND THAN WOKE UP. I SLEPT GOOD FOR ANOTHER 2 HOURS AND WOKE UP. THIS PATTERN CONTINUED UNTIL 5:30AM WHEN I DECIDE TO GET UP TO USE THE BATHROOM. THIS IS WHEN I GOT STARTLED.

  I WALK TO OUR 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY AND LOOK DOWN ON THE MAIN ROOM. I SEE THE PUP SLEEPING ( WHO ALSO BARKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT) AND THAN I LOOK OUT AN AWNING WINDOW. ON OUR STREET I SEE A LIGHT PASSING OUR DRIVEWAY. THE LIGHT IS HOVERING AND MOVING TOWARDS THE LAKE. I SAY TO MYSELF , " WHAT THE HELL COULD THIS BE ? " I WATCH THE LIGHT MOVE ALONG THE STREET AND I WAIT TO SEE IF IT TURNS ON TO THE PATH THAT CROSSES THE FRONT OF OUR HOUSE......IT DOES. MY HEART IS POUNDING AS IT GETS CLOSER. I AM HOPING MY DOG DOES NOT WAKE UP TO BARK AT THIS OBJECT. IT MAY SCARE IT AWAY. THE LIGHT FLOATS CLOSER TO OUR FRONT STEP AND NOW I AM THINKING IF IT COMES UP OUR STAIRS I AM GOING TO FREAK THE HELL OUT.

  I MOVE FROM THE SMALL HALLWAY WINDOW AND LOOK OUT THE FRONT MAIN BIG WINDOWS THAT FACE THE LAKE. I AM MESMERIZED AND FIXED ON THIS LEVITATING GLOBE OF ILLUMINANCE. IT WAS THAN I FIGURED IT OUT. THE LIGHT GLIDING ACROSS THE GROUND ABOUT 6 FEET HIGH WAS A HUNTER WITH AN ILLUMINATED CAVE HELMET ON.  IT IS 5:30AM AND THIS WHOLE SCENE TOOK 45 SECONDS AND I JUST HAPPEN TO BE LOOKING OUT A WINDOW. I GO TO BACK TO BED AND WATCH TV A LITTLE MORE. BY 6:30AM I AM UP. I AM WRITING THIS BLOG AND WALKING BY OUR FRONT STEPS ALONG THE PATH IS ANOTHER HUNTER WITH A FLASH LIGHT.

  TUESDAY    10 - 31 - 18

  THEY KNOW.......THEY DEFINITELY KNOW.

   IT IS A HASSLE BUT I AM GLAD I BROUGHT MY BIG 30' LADDER. I FEEL 10X MORE SECURE WHEN GOING UP AND DOWN OFF ROOFS.  THE PUNCH LIST HAS BEEN STARTED :

 - CHECK ALL BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS. THIS MEANS EVERY DRAWER AND UNDER EVERY BED IS CHECKED. I FOUND PAPER WRAPPINGS FOR CANDY , A CUP CAKE WITH ONE BITE OUT OF IT ( WHO THE " F " ONLY TAKES ONE BITE OF A CUP CAKE ??!! ) , 2 SUPER BALLS ( NOT MINE ) , AND A DOLLAR BILL ROLLED UP LIKE A STRAW ( WHY THE HELL WOULD ANYONE DO THAT I WONDER ? ).

 - BEDROOM TV HAD CABLE BOX UNPLUGGED. I PLUG IT IN AND EVERY CHANNEL SHOWS " YOU ARE NOT SUBSCRIBED TO THIS CHANNEL ASSHOLE. PLEASE CALL YOUR PROVIDER LOSER. "  I CALL OUR CABLE COMPANY AND I AM ON HOLD. I DECIDE TO UNPLUG EVERYTHING.....2 CABLE LINES AND POWER SUPPLY. I HAVE LEARNED TO WAIT 60 SECONDS WHILE THE CABLE BOX RESETS. THAT 60 SECONDS I PET THE DOG AND TALK TO HER LIKE SHE IS A HUMAN BEING. I RE-PLUG EVERYTHING AND IT WORKS.  A REP ANSWERS FINALLY AND I SAY I FIXED THE PROBLEM.

 - CLEANED DRYER LINT TRAP. IT WAS PACKED. THAT MAKES ME NERVOUS.

 - I TOTALLY MACGYVER GETTING INTO OUR ATTIC. I DID NOT HAVE A LADDER HIGH ENOUGH TO GET TO THE ACCESS PANEL. SO , I USED A STEP STOOL , CHEST OF DRAWERS , A COMFORTER , AND A KID'S BUNK BED LADDER. I ACTUALLY POSTED A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK. ANYWAY , I AM SO GLAD I GOT INTO THE ATTIC. REMEMBER THAT FLYING SQUIRREL ? YEAH........I REMEMBER HIM TOO.

 - WRITE IN 12 BANDS INTO MY NEW BAND BOOK. IT'S A GOOD FEELING ORGANIZING.

 - REPLACE ANY BLOWN OUT BULBS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

 - DUST THE ENTIRE HOUSE.....EVERY ROOM....EVERY FLOOR....EVERY CLOSET.......EVERY CORNER.

 - LEAF BLOW BALCONY DECK. A SHIT LOAD OF LEAVES AND BRANCHES.

 - SET-UP LARGE LADDER ON HOUSE BY BALCONY DECK. I GO UPSTAIRS AND PULL THE LADDER ONTO THE BALCONY DECK. I LEAN IT ON THE UPPER ROOF. I ACCESS THE ROOF EASILY AND TAKE A PICTURE FOR FACEBOOK. FROM ATOP OF OUR HOUSE I TAKE A PICTURE OF THE LAKE WITH SUN SHINING......PRETTY COOL.

 - LEAF BLOW UPPER ROOF AND GUTTERS.

 - BRING LADDER OFF BALCONY DECK AND SET IT UP ON MAIN DECK TO ACCESS AWNING ROOF. THIS IS NOT FUN STUFF MOVING A DOUBLE 30' LADDER. LEAF BLOW AWNING ROOF.

 - PUT LADDER ON DECK RAILING AND LEAF BLOW MAIN DECK. THERE IS A SHITLOAD OF LEAVES AND THE DECK LOOKS 10X BETTER WHEN THEY ARE REMOVED. I ALSO LET THE PUP OUT.

 - WIPED DOWN EVERY WINDOW SILL AND BASE.

 - USING ELECTRICAL TAPE I SECURED A VACUUM POWER SUPPLY CORD. I ALSO CLEANED THE FOAM INSERTS AND REPLACED A WET FULL RIPPED BAG THAT LOOKED LIKE IT JUST GAVE BIRTH.

  THERE WERE SOME MORE ODD JOBS BUT THAT WAS MY MAIN PROJECTS FOR THE DAY. BY 5:30PM I TOOK A WALK WITH THE PUP AND HAD SOME OLD FRUIT......DEEEELICIOUS FORCING THEM DOWN.  I STRAIGHTENED SOME DRAWERS AND BY 7:30PM I WAS READY TO STOP. I HAD SOME MEATBALLS AND A CHICKEN CUTLET WITH PROVOLONE. OH MAN....SOOOOO GOOD. IT WOULD SUCK TO HAVE A CHICKEN RANCH PIZZA.

 UP AT 6:30AM AND I SEE A HUNTER GOING INTO THE WOODS OFF OUR PROPERTY. THE TIMING OF ME SEEING THIS GUY WALK BY OUR HOUSE IS ABOUT 15 SECONDS. YEP.........I SAW HIM AGAIN.

  COULD NOT WATCH THE 76ERS WITH NO ACCESS TO THE CHANNEL AIRING THE GAME. I CHECKED PERIODICALLY ON MY CELL PHONE TO SEE HOW MUCH THEY BE LOSING BY.

  FLYERS STARTED AT 10PM. I STRUGGLED TO WATCH THE 1ST PERIOD. I WATCHED SOLVING MURDERS , HOGAN'S HEROES , AND THE END OF THE 1ST PERIOD. FLYERS SCORED FIRST AND I THOUGHT FOR SURE THEY LOSE 3 - 2. I SLEPT GOOD AND WOKE UP AROUND 5:30AM. I FIND OUT THE FLYERS WON 3 - 2.....YEAH.

  EAGLES SING GOLDEN TATE. THIS IS A GOOD SIGNING.

  MAN , WHEN SLEEPING AND YOU HAVE TO PEE. I SAY TO MYSELF , " OKAY , LET ME TRY TO FALL ASLEEP FOR JUST ANOTHER HOUR BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE TO PEE ALITTLE BIT. " THAT IS SO NOT HAPPENING. I GET UP AND PEE FOR ABOUT 80 SECONDS. I GO BACK TO BED AND FIGHT FOR ONE MORE HOUR OF SLEEP. IT NEVER HAPPENED.

  THE DEER KNOW. I CAN NOT REMEMBER WHERE I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR THE WEEK AND NOT SEEN ONE DEER. THEY ABSOLUTELY KNOW SOMETHING IS GOING ON. THE SMELL OF HUMAN MUST BE STRONG. I KNOW IT IS BECAUSE I WAS WALKING TO PUP EARLY MORNING AND I SMELLED OLD SPICE AFTER SHAVE. I YELL OUT , " YOU KNOW IF YOU HUNT YOU SHOULD LOSE THE OLD SPICE DEODORANT. IF I CAN SMELL IT THAN THE DEER CAN TOO. "

  DAMN , HAD A DREAM ABOUT A POOL PLAYER. THOUGHT FOR SURE I WOULD NOT FORGET IT.

 THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR HALLOWEEN.

  WEDNESDAY     10 - 31 - 18  ( HALLOWEEN )

  THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA........... ( YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH )

 I HAD SOME DECISIONS TO MAKE TODAY. ONE WAS .......DO I POWER WASH ?  IT IS A LONG TEDIOUS PROJECT AND I NEEDED MOTIVATION.

  SO , HERE ARE MY PROJECTS OF THE DAY :

 - FIXED A MASTER BATHROOM DOOR KNOB. THE LOCK WAS BROKE SO I TOOK IT APART AND GOT LUCKY WHEN THE MECHANISM PIECED BACK TOGETHER.

 - WIPED DOWN 2 REFRIGERATORS. IT WAS EASY SINCE ALL MY FOOD IS FRUIT........BLOW.

 - CAULKED A SHOWER STALL. I THINK I HAVE A SMALL LEAK DOWNSTAIRS BUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME I COULD NOT LOCATE IT. I MEASURED IT OUT AND RIGHT ABOVE THE LEAK IS A DOORWAY......NO PLUMBING , GO FIGURE.

 - " ICE DAMNS " - I HAVE FOUGHT THESE LEAKS FOR MANY YEARS.  I LEAF BLEW THE ROOF AND GUTTERS YESTERDAY TO HELP SO I THOUGHT ABOUT PAINTING OVER THESE WALL MARKINGS. I DECIDED I HAD TO DO MORE PRIORITY STUFF.

 - TRIED MATCHING A WALL COLOR IN THE KITCHEN AREA TO NO AVAIL. I TOUCHED UP PAINTED SOME STREAKS BUT IT IS NOT THE EXACT COLOR. IT IS CLOSE THOUGH.

 - TOOK A RIDE TO FILL UP A GAS CAN AND BUY SOME CANDY. I ASKED THE ATTENDANT AT THE QUICKIE MART IF THEY SELL CANDY BY THE BAG. NOPE....ONLY INDIVIDUAL CANDY AT $2.25 A BAR. THEY TOLD ME TO TAKE A RIDE TO RITE AID. I DECIDED TO PASS. IT WAS A GOOD DECISION. I DID NOT GET ONE TRICK OR TREATER.

 - THE MAIN PROJECT OF THE DAY WAS POWER WASHING. I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK TO SHOW MY PAIN. HERE'S WHAT I DID ......INTO THE NIGHT.

    - MAIN DECK , MAIN RAILINGS , SPINDLES , TABLE SWING BENCH , 4 BENCHES , SIDING , WINDOWS , 4 X 4 POSTS , BOTH STEP AREAS , GLASS TABLE & ITS 4 CHAIRS , MY VAN , UNDER THE AWNING , A BALCONY DECK CHAIR & TABLE , THE BALCONY DECK , A CANOE , OUTSIDE WINDOWS , BOTTOM OF A DECK TREE , THE DOG , AND A 4 X 4 PRESSURE TREATED PIECE OF WOOD I TRASH PICKED.

  YES , POWER WASHING IS LIKE CRACK. ONCE YOU START IT , IT IS HARD TO STOP. EVERYTHING YOU LOOK AT YOU THINK , " YEAH , I CAN POWER WASH THAT BABY. " BEFORE YOU KNOW IT THE SUN IS GOING DOWN AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.  I WANTED TO DO THE BALCONY DECK BECAUSE ITS FLOOR BOARDS WERE BLACK. I HAD TO GET THE MACHINE OVER TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE AND USING A PULLEY ROPE AND QUICK LOCK I HOISTED THE HOSE AND SPRAY NOZZLE  UP TO THE 2ND FLOOR. IT WORKED PERFECT.

  I CLEANED THE MACHINE AND LOADED IT INTO MY VAN. I ALSO CHANGED THE OIL. IT IS WRAPPED VERY NEATLY IN MY VAN AND I LOCK IT FOR THE NIGHT.

  MOVE ALL FURNITURE BACK INTO POSITION. I WAS READY FOR A BEER AND BRANDY BIG TIME. BUT......I PURPOSELY DID NOT BRING ANY SO I HAD TO CHOOSE GRAPES AND WATER. OH MY GOD THAT WAS SO GOOD.

 THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL AND IT WAS THE ONLY REASON I POWER WASHED. IT HIS 65 DEGREES AND SUNNY. I WAS IN SHORTS WITH FLIP FLOPS. THIS IS THE PERFECT ATTIRE FOR USING A HIGH INTENSITY HOSE.

  BY NIGHT I AM STARVING. I MAKE BROCCOLI WITH AMERICAN CHEESE AND MEATBALLS & ONE PIECE OF CHICKEN CUTLET WITH PROVOLONE CHEESE. OH MY GOD IT WAS SO DAMN GOOD !

  I CHILL ON THE COMPUTER WHILE I EAT. I STRUGGLE TO STAY WAKE UNTIL 9PM. I WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED. I WATCH TV FOR ALMOST AN HOUR AND FALL ASLEEP. I WOKE UP EVERY HOUR OR TWO.....DAMN IT. THE BED IS SOME DAMN COMFY AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I DO NOT SLEEP LONGER.

  I WILL LET EVERYTHING DRY OVER NIGHT AND INTO THE MORNING. THE TEMPERATURES ARE SUPPOSE TO BE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I HAVE ONE DILEMMA......DO I STAY ANOTHER COUPLE OF DAYS ?

  OKAY.....I WANT YOU TO STOP READING.  SERIOUSLY.....STOP. THIS IS A VISUAL EXPERIENCE AND IT HAS TO DO WITH A DINGLE BERRY.  OK........I WARNED YOU.

  THE STORY - AT THE END OF THE DAY I AM PRETTY DARN TIRED. I SIT AT THE COMPUTER AND PLAY ONE GAME OF INTERNET POKER. THE GAME TAKES ABOUT 35 MINUTES AND I NOTICE SOMETHING ABOUT 15 MINUTES INTO IT. I HAVE THIS SHOOTING PAIN ON THE BOTTOM OF MY LEFT BUTT CHEEK. REMEMBER THE CHILDREN'S FABLE  " THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA ? " THIS GIRL HAD THE REMARKABLE SENSE TO FEEL A PEA WHILE LAYING ON MANY MATTRESSES.  HOW COULD SHE FEEL ONE STINKIN' PEA ? ANYWAY , THIS IS KINDA WHAT HAPPENED TO ME EXCEPT FOR ONE THING.....IT WASN'T " PEE " ( NOTICE THE SPELLING ).......IT WAS POOP.

  CONTINUED - THE DINGLE BERRY. ANYTIME I HEAR THIS WORD " DINGLE BERRY " I THINK OF A FRIEND AND HIS HORRIBLE SEXUAL EXPERIENCE. HE WAS THE ST. JOES LACROSSE COACH AND HE GAVE ME A SIGNED HELMET FROM THE ENTIRE TEAM. I STILL HAVE IT. I ASKED HIM ONE NIGHT WHAT WAS THE MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT HE HAD WITH A WOMAN ? HE IMMEDIATELY TELLS ME A STORY ABOUT HOW HE LEFT THE BATHROOM AND GOT INTO BED WITH A GIRL. THEY STARTED DOING STUFF TO EACH OTHER AND IN A CERTAIN POSITION THE GIRL SAYS , " IS THAT TOILET PAPER IN YOUR ASS ? "  YEP.........THE DINGLE BERRY.....OR BERRIES IN HIS CASE.  WE LAUGHED.

  BACK TO MY STORY - SO I AM SITTING ON WHAT FEELS LIKE A VERY HARD AND LARGE RAISINET. AFTER 10 MINUTES THE PAIN WAS SHOOTING RIGHT IN THE BOTTOM OF MY ASS.  I FINALLY STAND UP AND THINK I HAVE TO REMOVE THIS PAIN. I ASSUME IT IS A STONE THAT MAYBE WHEN I WAS POWER WASHING SHOT UP MY SHORTS AND INTO MY BOXERS AND WEDGED IN MY HAIRY CRACK. MAYBE MY ASS CAUGHT THE STONE LIKE A FISHING NET. WELL , I STOOD UP AND HAD TO REACH BEHIND AND INTO MY SHORTS AND BOXERS. I WAS NOT LIKING WHAT I FIRST FELT. I PINCH MY FINGERS AROUND IT AND IT FEELS LIKE A LARGE M&M CANDY. I TRY TO PEEL IT FROM MY ASS CHEEK BUT MY HAIR IS HINDERING IT. I NOW HAVE A PROBLEM. HOW DO I REMOVE THIS THING SMOOSHED INTO MY BUTT ?

   HERE COMES THE VISUAL.....REMEMBER I ASKED YOU NOT TO READ ANYMORE. YOU HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE TO STOP READING.

  FINALE OF STORY AND HOW MY LIFE IS STUPID - THE POOP RAISINET IS STUCK ON ME WITH HAIR AND SOME KIND OF ADHESIVE NOT KNOWN TO MANKIND. I REMOVE MY SHORTS AND BOXERS. I GRAB A SMALL PUTTY KNIFE. IT LOOKS LIKE A SMALL SPACKLE BLADE. YOU SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING ? I GO INTO THE BATHROOM AND LAY ON THE FLOOR WITH ONE LEG OVER MY SHOULDER. ON MY GOD HOW DO YOU GIRLS DO THIS POSITION ?  I SEE IT AND USE THE PUTTY KNIFE AND WEDGE THE BLADE BETWEEN MY ASS SKIN AND THE M&M LIKE ADHESION. I GENTLY SCRAPE AT IT TO NO AVAIL. I DECIDE I MUST BE MORE FORCEFUL. I USE THE SPACKLE BLADE LIKE A FULCRUM AND FLICK IT OFF. THE FOREIGN ITEM FIRES OFF MY ASS LIKE A 15TH CENTURY CATAPULT. THE ALIEN LIKE THING HITS THE THERMOSTAT ON THE WALL AND THAN DROPS TO THE GROUND NEXT TO THE DOORWAY . IT LOOKS LIKE A BEATLE WITH 50 HAIRY LEGS.....MY ASS HAIR THAT IS. I STAND UP DEJECTED AS I AM WEARING NOTHING BUT A TEE SHIRT. MY COCK AND BALLS ARE POINTING DOWN LIKE THEY ARE DISAPPOINTED IN ME TOO. I THINK , " WHO THE HELL GOES THROUGH THIS STUFF ? "  I WASH MY HANDS AND I AM THOROUGHLY DISGUSTED WITH MY LIFE. WHEN I GET HOME I WILL LET WHEELS LOOK AT MY ASS FOR ANY SCRATCHES.

  THURSDAY     11 - 1 - 18

 AND NOVEMBER IS HERE.......75 DEGREES ?

  I AM AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL. I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE AND IT WAS A 50/50 DECISION AT BEST. BY 12 NOON I WAS IN FULL CLEAN AND LOAD-UP MODE BUT I WAS STILL THINKING OF STAYING 2 MORE DAYS. IN HINDSIGHT.....I SHOULDA STAYED.

 CANCELLED 3 HIP HOP SHOWS. GEE......NO COMMUNICATION AND NO PAYMENT FOR USE OF OUR VENUE , PA SYSTEM , AND SOUNDMAN. IN 21 YEARS 1 HIP HOP PROMOTER PAID THE FEE..........1. 2 PROMOTERS I EMAIL AND ASK FOR AN UPDATE WITH NAME OF EVENT AND ARTISTS PERFORMING. BOTH SAID THEY WILL PASS ON THE SHOW. SURE GLAD I EMAILED THEM 2 DAYS BEFORE THE SHOW. IT WAS BOOKED A MONTH AGO. MY MOTTO , " NEVER GIVE SINGLE PROMOTERS WEEKEND SHOWS....EVER. IF THIS WAS A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT I WOULD OF BEEN PISSED. I HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS.

 ON THE ROAD WITH THE PUP. I MAKE EXCELLENT TIME. IN FACT SO GOOD , I TIMED IT WITH MY YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL. I LITERALLY PULLED UP AS THE KID WAS COMING TO THE CORNER OF THE STREET. I DROVE HER TO CARLINO'S FOR WORK.

  BACK HOME WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD A 100 THINGS. I NEVER GO IN THE HOUSE. I HEAD TO A RENTAL PROPERTY TO FIX A STEP. THE 4 X 4 POST I TRASH PICKED ( LEFT BY THE LAKE ) WORKED PERFECTLY.

  NOW I RETURN HOME TO SETTLE IN. I TOOK A 30 MINUTE NAP....BUT NEVER REALLY SLEPT MORE THAN 15 MINUTES.

  OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. HEY , WHY NOT USE THE WEATHER ?

  DALESSANDRO'S CHEESE STEAKS.....ARGUABLY THE BEST SANDWICH IN THE AREA. I OFFERED THE BAND SAGE TURTLE DURING OUR RADIO SHOW 4 BEERS AND 2 SHOTS IF THEY GET ME 2 CHEESE STEAKS WITH FRIED ONIONS FROM THERE. TO MY SURPRISE THEY BOUGHT THEM !! I PAID FOR THE SANDWICHES AND GAVE THEM A MINI OPEN BAR.

  BOTH 76ERS AND FLYERS WIN....YEAH.

  TEMPLE - DAMN TOUGH LOSS AND AGAINST AN UNDER DEFEATED 12TH RANKED TEAM.

 FAMILY MEMBER BROKE A POWER MITER I LENT HIM. I AM USING THIS LEVERAGE TO GUILT HIM INTO SUITE EAGLES TICKETS.

  4 BANDS TONIGHT AND ONE BAND FROM THE COUNTRY OF TURKEY. THEY WERE CALLED BARRAKA. IN TURKISH IT MEANS " YOU'RE A DICK "....ROUGHLY TRANSLATED. THEY WERE TELLING ME ABOUT LOCAL PHILLY BARS ( SOME VERY WELL KNOWN ) AND NEW YORK ABOUT BOOKING. HE TOLD ME THESE CLUBS ASK YOU TO BOOK THE ENTIRE NIGHT WITH 4 BANDS....IF NOT , YOU DON'T PLAY THERE. THEY ALSO TAKE ANYWHERE FROM 25% TO 60% OF THE DOOR COVER. ONE NEW YORK BAR SAID TO HIM , " IF YOU DO 200 PEOPLE WE WILL ONLY TAKE 25% , ANYTHING UNDER A 100 PEOPLE AND WE TAKE 60%. MAN , ISN'T THAT NICE OF THEM?

  THE NAIL - WE BOOK SHOWS TOGETHER AND BANDS GET 100% OF THE DOOR.

  ROLL HOME PRETTY TIRED. IT WAS A LONG WEEK AT THE POCONO HOUSE AND I ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT. I REALLY FELT I SHOULD OF STAYED TO ENJOY DOING STUFF LIKE FISHING OR WHATEVER. WHEN THE PUNCH SIT WAS FINISHED I FIGURED I HEAD BACK HOME.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD. EARLIER I DID TEXT WHEELS , " I NEED YOU TO LOOK AT MY ASS. " SHE RESPONDED , " OH JESUS ". I TOOK THAT AS A NO.

    SATURDAY     11 - 2 - 18

  WHEELS - " YOU HAVE SHIT ALL OVER YOUR FACE. " SHE MADE HERSELF ( AND ME ) LAUGH.

  MUST UTILIZE GOOD WEATHER......BUT FOR NOW IT IS OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A LARGE BEER DELIVERY FROM A NEW COMPANY CALLED DREXEL LINE BEER DISTRIBUTOR. THIS YOUNG GUY PURCHASED THE BUSINESS AND WAS A DELIVERY DRIVER FOR YEARS AT ANOTHER COMPANY FOR US. HIS PRICES BEAT MY FORMER COMPANY WHICH WERE LACKING BIG TIME LATELY. SO I AM GIVING HIM A CHANCE. I MUST OF STOCKED 50 CASES OF BEER.

  OFF TO RESTAURANT DEPO. WITH MY IPOD & HEADPHONES THE TIME GOES BY QUITE QUICKLY WITH REALLY FUN MUSIC. TODAY I HIT ALL GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND BREEZED THROUGH THE SHOPPING IN 90 MINUTES FROM START TO FINISH.

  STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO DROP OFF PRODUCT. I HOOK THEM UP EACH TIME I SHOP AT RESTAURANT DEPO.

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD 100 PRODUCTS.

  ROLL HOME TO UNLOAD 100 THINGS. THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL SO I DECIDE TO UTILIZE THE POWER WASHER I HAVE AGAIN. THIS TIME IT IS A RENTAL PROPERTY AND MAN DID IT NEED IT. THE BACK DECK WAS LITERALLY BLACK. I POWER WASHED THE DECK , RAILINGS , SPINDLES , EDGE OF A DRIVEWAY , A BBQ ( LOOKS NEW NOW ) , PROPANE TANK , A PLASTIC GASOLINE CAN ( YEP ) , WINDOWS , BRICK WALLS ( WITH MOSS ) UP TO 7 FEET HIGH , WINDOW SILLS , A TABLE , A GREEN WELCOME MAT COVERED IN MOSS , A BACK DOOR , STEP AREA , AND BBQ UTENSILS AND PANS. I LOAD UP THE MACHINE NEATLY AND ROLL HOME.  NOW....I'M TIRED.

  AS SOON AS I SIT DOWN WHEELS SAYS I HAVE SHIT ALL OVER MY FACE. IF SHE ONLY KNEW HOW MUCH DEBRIS WAS FLYING WHILE I POWER WASHED.

  TOOK A NAP FOR 45 MINUTES.

  TAKE A SHOWER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I HAD EMPTY BOXES ALL OVER THE BAR FROM THE FRONT TO THE BEGINNING. I TOOK TIME AND BROKE EACH BOX DOWN AND CARRIED THEM TO THE DUMPSTER.

  WORKED ON OUR NEW REGISTER AND GOT HELP FROM A YOUNG COUPLE. THEY WERE PART OF THE " KIDS " CREW THAT USED TO HANG HERE. THEY JUST GOT MARRIED AND IT WAS NICE TO SIT AND TALK TO THEM FOR 2 HOURS. THEY CAME BEHIND THE BAR AND EVEN HELPED ME TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PROGRAM THE REGISTER. HE MISSED OUR PIZZA BIG TIME AND I GAVE THEM A LITTLE WEDDING GIFT. THEY ORDERED ABOUT $60 OF FOOD AND DRINK AND I ONLY CHARGED THEM $20.

  I WANTED TO SET UP TONIGHT FOR THE SHOW TOMORROW BUT I RAN OUT OF STEAM. I ROLL HOME EXHAUSTED. IN HIND SIGHT I WISH I DID PREP FOR TOMORROW. I FOUND OUT CLOSE TO 200 TICKETS WERE SOLD FOR THE SHOW.

 ARRIVE HOME AND I HAVE A GLASS OF LIME GIN ON ICE. I MAKE SOME MOZZARELLA & GENOA SNACKS AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF " SHAMELESS ".

  OFF TO BED

  A BIG DAY TOMORROW. I WILL DOUBLE OUR STAFF.

  SATURDAY    11 - 3 - 18

  THERE'S ALWAYS ONE.

  TRIED TO CHILL FOR THE MORNING FOR I HAD A LONG NIGHT. LITTLE DID I KNOW THE NUMBERS WOULD BE HUGE.

  UP EARLY AS ALWAYS BUT BY LATE MORNING I TOOK A NAP. I COULD NOT SLEEP SO I ENJOYED LAYING WITH THE PUP ( UNDER MY COVERS ) AND WATCHING AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  BY 3:30PM I AM ON THE ROAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO RETURN THE ADDICTIVE POWER WASHER. I AM GLAD I FOUND AND SAVED 2 BOLTS BECAUSE THEY ENDED UP BEING NEEDED FOR HOLDING THE MACHINE'S BASE.  WHILE AT MY FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE I BROKE OUT MY RATCHET SET AND SECURED THEM.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND I AM GLAD I GOT THERE EARLY AND TOOK MY TIME. I MOVED THE POOL TABLE LIGHTS UP TO THE CEILING AND COVERED THE TABLES. I MOVED THE MAIN ROOM TABLES TO THE SIDES AND STARTED CLEANING. I HAD EVERYTHING PREPPED BY 4:45PM. THIS WAS A GREAT MOVE BECAUSE THE FANS ROLLED IN.......244 WAS THE FINAL TOTAL.

  EARLY MORNING I FOUND OUT TICKETS SALES WERE AT 170.  I KNEW THIS NIGHT BE BIG SO I BROUGHT IN EXTRA HELP. OUR STAFF DID A PHENOMENAL JOB MOVING SO MANY PEOPLE AND ACTS.  OF COURSE THERE IS ALWAYS ONE ANGRY BITTER MEAN PERSON.

  I AM NOT GOING TO GET TOO INTO IT BUT THIS ONE MOM WAS JUST DOWN RIGHT AN ANGRY PERSON. IT REMINDED ME OF HOW PARENTS GET IN FIGHTS WITH EACH OTHER WHILE WATCHING THEIR KID'S FOOTBALL OR BASEBALL GAMES. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT. IT DE-ESCALATED VERY QUICKLY AND I SOLVED THE PROBLEM BY BEING NICE TO THE VICTIM AND COMPLETELY IGNORING THE ANGRY LADY. I DID TELL HER RIGHT INTO HER EVIL EYES , " THERE WERE OVER 240 PEOPLE HERE AND I TOLD MY STAFF BEFORE THE SHOW STARTED THAT I PICKED YOU OUT AS THE TROUBLE MAKER TONIGHT. ISN'T THAT AMAZING ??!! OUT OF 200+ PEOPLE I SINGLED YOU OUT AS THE TROUBLE MAKER. "

  ON ANOTHER NOTE THE ANGRY LADY'S MOM LOVED THE DOORMAN AND ME TONIGHT. HOW IRONIC.

  GOT TO THANK " DRACO " FOR THE TEE SHIRTS AND CANDY FOR OUR STAFF. THEY ARE PRETTY COOL.  SCARLET AND THE DEGENERATES WERE POLITE AS ALWAYS TOO.

  I BOUGHT PIZZA FOR OUR STAFF DURING AND AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. I ALSO BOUGHT DRINKS FOR EVERYONE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. I HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES JUST TALKING TO OUR STAFF AND FRIENDS ABOUT THE EVENING. IT WAS FUN ( EXCEPT FOR THE EVIL ANGRY LADY ).

  HEAD HOME AND IT FELT GOOD TO JUST SIT DOWN. MY LEGS WERE HURTING. I HAD ONE GLASS OF LIME GIN ON THE ROCKS. WATCHED A LITTLE SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND THE FLYERS. I WENT TO BED AFTER THE 2ND PERIOD OF THE FLYERS GAME WITH THEM UP 3 - 2. I SAID TO MYSELF , " THE FLYERS WILL LOSE 4 - 3. "

  I GET UP AT 4AM AND CHECK TO SEE WHERE MY YOUNGEST IS. THE KID IS ON HER WAY HOME FROM A DINER WITH FRIENDS. I CHECK THE INTERNET FOR HOCKEY SCORES AND THE FLYERS LOSE 4 - 3 IN OVERTIME.......BLOW.

  76ERS GOT REVENGE OVER DETROIT WITH A NICE WIN BUT ALMOST BLEW A 24 POINT LEAD. DETROIT GOT AS CLOSE AS 5 POINTS.

  PENN STATE GETS SMOKED.......WORSE GAME EVER.......BLOW.

  WHEELS OVERHEARING AN EXAMPLE STORY BY A FAMILY MEMBER.  SHE IS AT A FAMILY GET TOGETHER. ONE FAMILY MEMBER SAYS TO A BEAUTIFUL COLLEGE STUDENT NIECE ( AFTER SEEING A PICTURE OF HER NEW BOYFRIEND WHO IS FAT AND USED TO BE A WEIGHT LIFTER ) , " WAIT A MINUTE , HE WAS A BODY BUILDER ?? AND IN SHAPE ? AND NOW HE IS FAT ? HAVE YOU SEEN CHRIS ? DO YOU WANT TO DATE CHRIS ? " I MUST ADMIT I FOUND THIS STORY TELLING ADVICE FUNNY.

   SUNDAY     11 - 4 - 18

  START MORNING OUT BY LOADING UP THE VEHICLE. WE MAKE GREAT TIME TO THE MEGA BUS. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST ARE HEADING TO THE BIG APPLE. THEY MAKE GOOD TIME , THE HOTEL IS EXTREMELY HIGH CLASS , AND THEY GOT TO SEE KINKY BOOTS WHICH THEY SAID WAS EXCELLENT. IT IS ALSO BASED ON TRUE EVENTS.

  AFTER DROPPING THEM OFF IN PHILLY I MADE GOOD TIME BACK TO THE NAIL AND CLEANED THE TOILETS.

  BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH SOME FOOTBALL. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE THE FALCONS BEAT THE REDSKINS TO TIGHTEN UP THE NFC EAST EVEN MORE. SUNDAY NIGHT'S GAME WITH OUR EAGLES VS THE COWGIRLS WILL BE BIG.  WHEELS AND I ARE GOING..........IT WILL BE  " SUITE ".

  MY NAME IS JUDITH........JUDITH GRIMES. PRETTY BAD ASS. I WATCHED THE LAST EPISODE OF RICK GRIMES IN THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD. BRINGING BACK OLDER CHARACTERS WAS COOL TOO.

  IT WAS NICE TO CHILL AROUND THE HOUSE TODAY. I BROUGHT THE STINKING RABBIT OUTSIDE AND THAN BROUGHT IT BACK IN AROUND DARK. ANYONE WANT A FREE RABBIT ?

  I HAD THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN FOR ME SO IT IS RARE TO CHILL FOR A WHOLE DAY AND NIGHT JUST EATING , WATCHING TV , PLAYING INTERNET POKER & SCRABBLE , AND HANGING WITH THE PUP. I ENJOYED IT.

  TALKED TO WHEELS LATE NIGHT AND THEY ARE ENJOYING NYC.

  HAD A DREAM ABOUT BEING AN ATTORNEY FOR MY YOUNGEST' FRIEND.

  OFF TO BED. TRIED TO STAY UP TO WATCH PATRIOT/PACKERS ENDING BUT GOT TIRED PRETTY QUICKLY.

  SATURDAY NIGHT..........HULK HOGAN'S THEME SONG " REAL AMERICAN " WITH BE SUNG BY IT LIVES IT BREATHS. THAT IS KINDA COOL.

  FRIDAY NIGHT - DELCOFEST VI WITH SOCKO.  THIS WILL BE A FUN SHOW. JESUS.....DID YOU SEE THEIR FACEBOOK VIDEO ? OMG.....WHY DID I APPROVE IT ??......LOL.

  MONDAY    11 - 5 - 18

  MY INSTAGRAM GOT HACKED. I CHECK MY OLD EMAIL FROM AN OLDER ACCOUNT SAYING TO PAY $800. THE GUY KNEW MY PASSWORD AND SAID HE SEND ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY THE PORN I HAVE BEEN WATCHING OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS. YOU KNOW........THAT'S NOT TOO BAD.

  GO TO A SIDE JOB AND IT SEEMS LOWER WATTAGE BULBS WILL WORK IN 4 FOOT FLORESCENT LIGHTS. WELL , THAN AFTER 15 MINUTES THEY STARTED STROBING. EVERY BULB NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. I WILL RETURN ANOTHER DAY.

  STOP AT A CVS TO PURCHASE A WATCH BATTERY. THIS WAS MY LAST ATTEMPT TO TRY TO FIX A CAR REMOTE DEVICE. I GOT HOME AND IT DID NOT WORK. I WAS KINDA BUMMING A LITTLE BIT. ONE LAST ATTEMPT AND I FLIPPED THE BATTERY. COMPLETELY OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE DIRECTIONS SAID. I GO OUTSIDE AND HIT THE BUTTON. THE JEEP'S LIGHTS FLASH AND THE CAR UNLOCKS........NICE.

  CHILL A LITTLE BIT AND HANG WITH MY ELDEST. IT WAS NICE.

  ELDEST BRINGS PUP TO A PUPPY PLAY DATE.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND CONTACT BANDS. IT IS AN ENDLESS CIRCLE. 

  BACK HOME I WATCH THE COWGIRLS LOSE WHICH ALWAYS MAKES MY DAY AND WEEK. ALSO , WATCHED OUR FLYERS WIN 5 - 2 AGAINST THE BEST DEFENSIVE TEAM IN THE NHL. THE COYOTES HAVE NOT GIVEN UP MORE THAN 2 GOALS ALL SEASON. FLYERS WIN 5 - 2. A VERY NICE ROAD TRIP.

  FRIDAY - DELCOFEST VI

  SATURDAY - IT LIVES IT BREATHES.........PERFORMING HULK HOGAN'S THEME SONG " REAL AMERICAN "......KINDA COOL.

  TUESDAY      11 - 6 - 18

 ELECTION DAY............LOOKS LIKE CNN FAKE NEWS / POLLS WERE RIGHT ON THE MONEY. BLUE TAKE HOUSE , RED MAINTAINS AND ADDS SEATS TO THE SENATE.  HAPPY FOR WOMEN WHO WON........THEY MADE HISTORY.

 TOOK IT EASY TODAY. SPENT SOME TIME WITH MY ELDEST. WATCHED TV AND USED THE COMPUTER FOR QUITE A WHILE. TUESDAYS ARE MY FREE DAYS WHICH IS NICE.

  WHEELS AND YOUNGEST IN NEW YORK HAVING A GOOD TIME AND VISITING A COLLEGE. THE TRIP WAS A SUCCESS.  FOR THE MOST PART EVERYTHING WAS GOOD FROM MEGA BUS TO HOTEL TO SHOWS TO FOOD TO THE COLLEGE. THE RAIN HURT A LITTLE.....AND MAYBE AN UBER DRIVER OR TWO.

  PICKED THEM UP AT 30TH STREET STATION AT 6:30PM. TOOK ME DAMN NEAR 90 MINUTES TO GET THERE AND I USED EVERY SIDE STREET / BACK DOOR I KNEW.  GOING HOME WAS MUCH EASIER.

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO SAY HELLO AND DROP OFF AN AUX CORD.

  AT HOME WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT.  WE WATCH A GOOD EPISODE OF " SHAMELESS ".

 ANYONE GOING ?........WE WILL BE THERE. FLYERS ON SATURDAY AND EAGLES ON SUNDAY.

  WEDNESDAY       11 - 7 - 18

  I COMPLAIN ABOUT MY LIFE AND BITCH ABOUT THINGS. ALMOST A 100% I AM JUST TRIVIALIZING. I KNOW IN THE BIG PICTURE OF LIFE MY PROBLEMS ARE COMPLETELY INSIGNIFICANT. THAN......THE FIRST THING I SEE ON THE NEWS IS SO HEART BREAKING AND IT HITS CLOSE TO HOME.

  I WATCH O.A.N , ACTION NEWS , AND C.N.N. PRETTY MUCH ALL DAY. THE FIRST NEWS STORY IS A CALIFORNIA BAR GETS SHOT UP WITH COLLEGE KIDS IN THERE. NOW , BEING A FATHER OF GIRLS IN THAT AGE RANGE I WAS FLOORED. I ACTUALLY STARTED TEARING UP. HOW VICIOUS AND EVIL MUST A PERSON BE TO DO THIS ? SO HERE COMES THE AGE OLD ARGUMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH VS OWNING GUNS.

  MY STUPID OPINION : THERE HAS TO BE A MEDIUM SOMEWHERE. CHRIST ,  I OWN GUNS AND RIFLES AND MY IN-LAW'S FAMILY SHOOT ANIMALS ON A DAILY BASIS. SO WHERE DOES THE FAIRNESS COME IN ? WHERE DOES THE CONSTITUTION COME IN ?  IN FACT , ONLY 3 COUNTRIES HAVE THIS CONSTITUTION ON RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS .....MEXICO , GUATEMALA , AND THE U.S. YEP , THAT IS IT.

 SO WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH EQUAL FAIRNESS. I WOULD LOVE TO FOLLOW OTHER COUNTRIES WHO HAVE 1 PERSON KILLED A MONTH INSTEAD 1 EVERY 10 SECONDS IN THE UNITED STATES. WHAT A FRIGGIN' NUMBER !!

  SO DO WE FOLLOW OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE AUSTRALIA , GERMANY , SWITZERLAND , THE U.K. , AND JAPAN WHO PRACTICALLY ELIMINATED GUN DEATHS ?  OR........... AMERICAN CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CARRY ARMS. NOW THIS LAW WAS MADE 200 YEARS AGO AND PROBABLY WRITTEN ON A HORSE CART BUT IT IS IN OUR CONSTITUTION.

 SO , WHERE DO WE COMPROMISE TO MAKE ALL OF US HAPPY AND FEEL SAFE THAT KIM JONG UN AND HIS NORTH KOREAN ARMY WILL NOT INVADE THE NAIL ?

   HOW ABOUT :

 - UNBELIEVABLY STRICT LAWS TO OWN AND PURCHASE A GUN. MAYBE FOLLOW WHAT JAPAN DOES......CLASSES , BACK GROUND CHECKS , TRAINING , CLASSES , BACK GROUND CHECKS , AND MORE.

 - GUNS CAN ONLY BE FOR YOUR HOME AND IN YOUR CAR. CAN NOT HAVE THEM ON THE STREET.

 - NO MORE AUTOMATIC GUNS. NO GUN CAN SHOOT MORE THAN 3 BULLETS. IF YOU CAN'T HIT A BURGLAR AT 10 FEET THREE TIMES THAN YOU BLOW AND NEED MORE TRAINING & CLASSES.

 - NO AUTOMATIC RIFLES OR ASSAULT GUNS.

 I WONDER IF NO GUNS WERE ALLOWED WOULD THIS LOWER THE ONCE IN A WHILE BAD COP WHO SHOOTS AN INNOCENT PERSON.  IT WOULD NO DOUBT DROP BY 95%.

 - IF YOU GET CAUGHT WITH A GUN OUTSIDE YOUR HOME , PROPERTY, OR CAR........1 YEAR IN JAIL. NO EXCEPTIONS. YOU GO TO JAIL FOR ONE YEAR. NO COURT , NO JUDGE ......THE JAIL DOOR OPENS AFTER 1 YEAR. YOU GET CAUGHT AGAIN......5 YEARS. AGAIN , NO COURT , NO JUDGE ........THE JAIL DOOR SWINGS OPEN AFTER 5 YEARS.  A 3RD TIME YOU GET EXECUTED BY A FIRING SQUAD WITH YOUR OWN GUN.

  OK , SO THESE ARE NOT THE RIGHT ANSWERS BUT I CAN NOT TOLERATE YOUNG KIDS BEING KILLED BY A MENTALLY DERANGED PERSON. THE GUN ACTIVISTS WILL SAY " PEOPLE KILL , NOT GUNS ". WELL I SAY LET'S FIX ONE. SINCE WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO FIX MENTAL CASED PEOPLE THAN LET'S FIX THE OTHER......MELT ALL GUNS DOWN. JUST GET RID OF EVERY FRIGGIN' GUN OUT THERE. LET A PSYCHO GO INTO A BAR WITH A POOL NOODLE AND TRY TO KILL PEOPLE. DOE THIS MAKE SENSE AT ALL ? I KNOW IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN BUT 4 COUNTRIES DID MAKE DEATH BY GUNS OBSOLETE FOR THE MOST PART. I AM NOT SAYING TAKE THEIR WHOLE BOOK BUT HOW ABOUT A PAGE OR TWO ?

 OK....NOW MY MUNDANE CRAP : ( EVERYTHING WILL COST MONEY )

  - ELDEST - JEEPS' BATTERY DIES DUE TO LEAVING HAZARD LIGHTS ON.

  - TAKE DOG TO VET. DOCTOR SUGGESTS NEW ALLERGENIC MEDICINE OVER BENADRYL WE ARE USING NOW. THE DOCTOR SAYS OUR DOGS EYES , EARS , AND ASS ARE TOO PUFFY. SO BENADRYL WHICH IS $8 A BOTTLE IS NOW SUGGESTED WITH THIS NEW MIRACLES ASS PILLS THAT COSTS $143 A BOTTLE. YEP , I PAID $143 FOR A FUCKING BOTTLE OF DOG ALLERGY PILLS.

  - ANYONE WANT A RABBIT ? I TOOK PICTURES AND THAT MEANS ONE THING IN MY FAMILY.....CRAIGSLIST.

  - SODA GUN AT THE NAIL LEAKING ALL OVER AND SPRITE NOT WORKING. ( WHEELS - OUR SODA GUY LIVES 3 BLOCKS AWAY AND WENT TO PRATT........FREAKIN' LOVES IT. )

  - COMPRESSOR FOR WALK-IN FREEZER STOPPED WORKING. IT IS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. WHEELS DRIVES MY VAN TO THE NAIL TO EXCHANGE VEHICLES. I NEEDED MY TOOLS. I SPEND AN HOUR REPLACING A BURNT OUT PLUG AND CORD. THE TEMPERATURE WAS 60 DEGREES. THE NEXT MORNING IT WAS 30 DEGREES. ONE PROBLEM.....IT WILL NOT TURN OFF OR CYCLE. I SPEND TIME ON THE PHONE WITH MY A/C TECH.

  - FIX THE MEN'S BATHROOM DOOR THAT CAME OFF ITS HINGES.

  - MET A BEER REP WHO " TAGGED " A BAD ROLLING ROCK KEG. I HAVE REMOVED ROLLING ROCK FROM OUR DRAFTS BECAUSE I FIGHT IT ALL THE TIME. OH , THE KEG WAS 6 MONTHS OUT OF DATE EVEN THOUGH I BOUGHT IT 3 WEEKS AGO. SO GLAD I AM USING A NEW BEER DISTRIBUTOR.

 THERE IS OTHER STUFF BUT I AM TOO DAMN TIRED. I ARRIVE HOME AT MIDNIGHT AND LET THE PUP OUTSIDE. I ALSO RUN A 100 FOOT CORD TO THE JEEP BATTERY AND TRICKLE CHARGE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT.

 I GO TO BED.

  SEPTA ALLOWS YOU TO DRIVE YOUR OWN BUS. I DROVE ONE TONIGHT AND IT WAS LIKE DRIVING ON A ROLLER COASTER TRACK.  IT WAS WEIRD TO SAY THE LEAST. WHEELS AND I STOP IN WEST CHESTER AND VISIT A FAMILY MEMBER. THEY ARE HAVING A BIG PARTY SO WHEELS WANTS TO STAY. I KNOW THIS COULD BE A LONG NIGHT OF DRINKING AND PARTYING. I DECIDE NOT TO DRINK. WHEELS , ON THE OTHER HAND.....WELL ....SHE KEPT GOING. BY LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING I FINALLY CONVINCED HER TO GO SINCE I HAVE AN EAGLES GAME I AM ATTENDING ON SUNDAY.  WE FINALLY GET HOME AND LETS JUST SAY WHEELS WAS AFFECTIONATE IN THE BEDROOM. I FEEL SOMETHING LICKING MY HAND AND THOUGHT , " OKAY , THIS IS DIFFERENT ? BUT I WILL ROLL WITH IT. " I WAKE UP AT 4AM AND THE DOG IS LICKING MY HAND HANGING OVER THE BED.............DREAM ENDS ..........AND I WALK THE DOG.

  THURSDAY    11 - 8 - 18

  I BRING THE RABBIT INSIDE AND ASK WHEELS TO CLOSE THE DOOR FOR ME. SHE IS WASHING 2 DISHES AT THE SINK AND I WALK UP BEHIND HER HOLDING THE RABBIT. SHE TURNS , LOOKS AT IT , AND SAYS , " STINKIN' RABBIT "........WHEELS LAUGHS.

  MADE MY YOUNGEST LAUGH 4 TIMES BEFORE 7AM. ON THE 4TH LAUGH SHE SAYS , " TECHNICALLY THAT WAS MY JOKE. "

  YESTERDAY - I FORGOT TO ADD - MEETING WITH A PLUMBER FOR OUR ANNUAL BACK FLOW TESTING. YEP , ANOTHER WAY OUR TOWNSHIP SUCKS MONEY FROM US.

  STILL REELING FROM THE SHOOTING AT THE CALIFORNIA BAR. ABSOLUTELY NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE THIS MASS SHOOTING.......AGAIN.  TIME TO METAL DOWN THE GUNS. I AM SICK OF THIS FUCKING SHIT HAPPENING TO SUCH GOOD INNOCENT BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.

  MADE SEVERAL TRIPS TO THE NAIL TODAY AND EACH TIME MADE ME MORE MELANCHOLY. I FIXED THE ELECTRIC CORD AND PLUG BUT NOW THE DELAY OR RELAY IS MALFUNCTIONING. IT ALSO COULD BE A BURNT OUT COMPRESSOR WHICH WOULD UNBELIEVABLY SUCK ASS.

  SEWING.....YEAH I DO IT. MY CPAP MASK WAS WEARING THIN ON ITS VELCRO STRAPS. SO I BROKE OUT A THREAD AND NEEDLE AND MADE IT WORK GOOD.......MAYBE TOO GOOD. AT 1:45PM I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I DECIDE TO TEST MY NEW SEW-JOB AND TAKE A NAP. I FELL ASLEEP QUICKLY ONLY TO BE AWAKENED AT 2:30PM BY MY CELL PHONE. THE VOICE SAID , " WHERE ARE YOU ? "........CRAP.

  DRIVE LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL IN MY 1990 MINIVAN. I GET MY YOUNGEST AND WE HAD TO WORK.  YEP , I WAS SUPPOSE TO PICK THE KID UP AND I OVERSLEPT.

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SODA TECH. HE FIXES ARE LEAKING COKE COLA AND OUR NON FUNCTION SPRITE.  HE ALSO KNOWS THE COLLEGE OUR YOUNGEST VISITED IN NEW YORK QUITE EXTENSIVELY.

  IN THE MORNING I PUT THE RABBIT IN OUR OUTSIDE GARDEN AND FEED HER. AT NIGHT , I BRING THE RABBIT IN TO HER 2ND FLOOR 2 BEDROOM HUTCH AND FEED HER. I TELL MY ELDEST THIS IS NOT FAIR. IT IS YOUR RABBIT AND I DO 95% OF THE WORK TO CARE FOR IT. I AM GOING TO LOOK FOR A HOME FOR IT. WHEN I TAKE PICTURES........CRAIGSLIST HERE I COME. OUR ELDEST SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND BUT THINKS I AM BLUFFING. 

  I POST PICTURES OF THE RABBIT AND HUTCH ON FACEBOOK , CRAIGSLIST , AND MY NEIGHBOR WEBSITES. IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES I HAD 6 PEOPLE WHO WANTED THE RABBIT AND HUTCH.  ALL 6 I DENIED BECAUSE A 7TH STEPPED UP. APPARENTLY OUR ELDEST BEST FRIEND HAD A PLACE FOR THE RABBIT......HER ROOM MATE AT COLLEGE. I GOT A TEXT BECAUSE HER FRIEND SAW MY FACEBOOK POST. HER TEXT SAID , " YOU MUST CALL ME IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. "
  I AM THINKING IT HAS TO DO WITH OUR COLLEGE GIRLS WORKING THE NAIL THIS WEEKEND BUT IT WASN'T , SHE WANTED THE RABBIT. SO , IT LOOKS LIKE OUR BUNNY WILL BE MOVING OUT THIS WEEKEND. OUR ELDEST WHO OVER REACTED WITH EMOTION WHEN SHE SAW I WAS TRYING TO SELL THE RABBIT IS NOW HAPPY FOR THE NEW OWNER. OH , AND BY SELLING , I MEAN FREE.

  BACK TO THE NAIL AND THE COMPRESSOR IS NOT TURNING ON. I AM TOTALLY BUMMED BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT MY A/C TECH CHARGES.

 FLYERS WITH A BIG COMEBACK. I ACTUALLY FELT BAD FOR THE ARIZONA TEAM BLOWING A 4 - 2 LEAD GOING INTO THE 3RD PERIOD. BUT , YOU KNOW WHAT , PHILLY FANS HAVE BEEN THROUGH THAT PAIN MANY MANY MANY

  MANY MANY MANY TIMES.

  GOOD TIME TONIGHT CHILLING WITH THE MUSICIANS AND SOME REGULARS.

 BACK HOME AND RIGHT TO BED.......NO BOOZE OR EATING. THIS IS GOOD.

  FRIDAY      11 - 9 - 18

  I WAS HOPING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BE FUN NIGHTS. CHECK MARK FOR FRIDAY.

  MADE MY YOUNGEST LAUGH AGAIN 4 TIMES WHILE DRIVING HER TO SCHOOL AT 7AM. TRY MAKING SOMEONE LAUGH THAT EARLY IN THE MORNING.......KINDA TOUGH.

  HAD WHEELS AND MY ELDEST CRYING LAUGHING IN THE AFTERNOON. TECHNICALLY IT WAS WHEELS MAKING THE COMMENT AND ME REACTING TO WHAT SHE SAID. I WILL NOT TELL THE STORY BUT IT WAS ABOUT A BEER DELIVERY GUY WHO HAS A LIMP AND WAS STRUCK BY A MACK TRUCK. IT MY FAMILY IF I SAY , " OH MY GOD YOU ARE SO LEANING RIGHT. " THIS MEANS WHEELS IS MOVING TOWARDS THE WAY MY BROTHERS AND I THINK....WHICH IS NOT "RIGHT ". ANOTHER THING I SAY , " MAN , ARE YOU MOVING TOWARDS THE DARK SIDE. "

  BACK AND FORTH TO THE NAIL 5 TIMES. I FINALLY MET UP WITH THE A/C TECH AND WE NEED A NEW STARTER SWITCH. NOW WE MUST GET BY DIRECTLY WIRING THE COMPRESSOR AND USING A 6 WAY POWER STRIP TO TURN IT OFF AND ON.  WE KEPT AN EYE ON IT ALL NIGHT.

  DELCOFEST VI WAS A SUCCESS. HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS :

 - SOME OF THE HOTTEST GIRLS I HAVE SEEN IN A WHILE HERE TONIGHT. MOST OF THEM SHARED THE BATHROOM IN GROUPS OF 3'S. IT WAS SOMETHING TO SEE. I MADE MANY OF THE GIRLS LAUGH AS I ASKED " WOULD YOU LIKE A MENU WHEN YOU GO INTO THE BATHROOM ? WE FIGURED YOU WERE ORDERING PIZZA OR SOMETHING. " THE GIRL'S LINE WAS BACKING UP THAT I LET SOME GIRLS USE THE MEN'S ROOM WHILE I STOOD GUARD. I WAS SURPRISED ABOUT 15 GIRLS DID THIS. I FELT LIKE A HERO.

 - I TALKED TO SO MANY PEOPLE TONIGHT....AND LOVED IT !!

 - MY COUSIN GETS SURPRISED AS HIS WIFE BROUGHT HIM A CAKE ( TECHNICALLY SHE DELIVERED IT 2 NIGHTS AGO ) , I HAD THE BAND SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR. WE DID SHOTS OF CROWN ROYAL AND DRANK SPECIALTY BEERS.

 - BARTENDERS RAN HARD ALL NIGHT. IT MAKES THE NIGHT FUN.

 - MANY PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME AND TALKED. IT WAS VERY NICE TO SEE.......BAND MEMBER FROM FATHER FEEL ME UP , A 67 YEAR OLD HARMONICA PLAYER - SCULPTOR - AND A GUY WHO WORKED ON 4 WILL SMITH MOVIES , GUYS WHO RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE EVERY YEAR ,  AND JOE Mc WHO OPENED HIS 3RD BAR AND TIPPED OUR BARTENDERS A $100.

 - LOOKS LIKE I BOOKED A MAJOR ACT FOR THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE ST. PADDY'S DAY......MAJOR......ACT.

 - SPEAKING OF BARS I HEARD MANOA TAVERN CLOSED AND THE TROPICAL BAR NEAR IT.

 - MY COUSIN'S WIFE PUT OUT CAKE FOR EVERYONE.

 -THE BAND SOCKO DISPENSED GLOW STICKS , BLOW-UP BALLOONS , BLOW-UP BANANAS , AND MORE NOVELTY ITEMS PURCHASED OFF AMAZON.

   WE RAN HARD ALL NIGHT AND IT WAS SO NICE TO HEAR AND GET MANY COMPLIMENTS.

  76ERS BLOW A 27 POINT LEAD BUT WIN IN OVERTIME. THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

  BACK HOME MY YOUNGEST IS UP AND I WANT TO HANG WITH HER SO BAD. BUT IT WAS 1AM AND I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN PLUS MY LEGS WERE HURTING. OFF TO BED AND SLEPT VERY GOOD.....AFTER I WALKED THE PUP.

  OK....IT'S 6AM.TIME TO GO TO THE NAIL AND CLEANUP AND PREP FOR 7 BANDS TONIGHT AND AN APPEARANCE BY HULK HOGAN......MAYBE.

   SATURDAY     11 - 10 - 18

 SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO ROLL WITH IT.

 ARRIVED AT THE NAIL EARLY MORNING AND SPENT 2 HOURS CLEANING AND PREPPING. THERE WAS A REASON FOR DOING THIS AT 7:30AM.

  BACK HOME I GET ALL MY COMPUTER STUFF DONE INCLUDING THIS BLOG.

  WHEELS AND I HEAD TO WELLS FARGO CENTER TO WATCH OUR FLYERS...BUT FIRST , WE STOP AT CHICKIES & PETE'S TO HAVE LUNCH WITH MY BROTHER AND WIFE.  THE FOOD WAS OKAY BUT IT WAS FUN JUST CHILLING AND MAKING JOKES. WE TAKE THE CRABBY TAXI OVER TO THE GAME WHICH IS ALWAYS FUN. OF COURSE , THERE IS A BLACKHAWK FAN THAT GETS ON THE BUS..........BLACKHAWKS ARE THE TEAM THE FLYERS ARE PLAYING. LOTS OF JOKES. THE DRIVER CLOSED THE DOOR AS HE WAS TRYING TO GET ON.

  THE GAME IS VERY GOOD FOR OUR TEAM AS WE WIN 4 - 0. WE EVEN SEE SOME FRIENDS THERE.  IT WAS MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT SO THAT WAS VERY COOL.  I REALLY ENJOYED THE GAME AND HANGING WITH MY BROTHER AND WIFE.

  WE MAKE GREAT TIME AS THE CRABBY TAXI IS WAITING FOR US. A FEMALE BLACKHAWK FAN GETS ON THE BUS. LET THE JOKES ROLL. OF COURSE I SAY TO HER, " SO , HOW DID YOUR TEAM DO TODAY ? " THE WHOLE BUS LAUGHS. SHE WAS CUTE AND FEELING GOOD FROM THREE TOO MANY I.P.A. BEERS. SHE PLAYED ALONG UNTIL SHE MAKES ONE FATAL MISTAKE. SHE BLURTS OUT , " AND I AM A DALLAS COWBOY FAN. " THE WHOLE BUS BOOS HER AND THE JOKES WERE UNENDING. THEY WERE ACTUALLY COOL AND SHE WAS FROM CHICAGO AND LIVED IN DALLAS FOR 10 YEARS. IT MADE THE RIDE SO MUCH FUN. THE HUSBAND WAS FROM PHILLY AND HE SWORE TO RAISE THEIR KIDS AS EAGLES FANS.

 SPEAKING OF EAGLES.......WHEELS AND I WILL BE AT THE GAME.

  I CALL THEM WILDEBEEST.  WHEELS AND I MAKE UNBELIEVABLE TIME GETTING HOME. BEST TIME EVER IN FACT. I TAKE BROAD STREET TO 95 BUT IT IS BACKED UP. I TURN ON PATTISON AND IT IS BACKED-UP 1 MILE. THE LIGHT IS CHANGING IN UNDER 5 SECONDS SO ONLY 3 CARS GO AT A TIME. WE ARE IN LINE ABOUT 1 MILE FROM THE LIGHT AND I DON'T PLAY THE WAITING GAME. THERE ARE 3 LANES , THE 2 ON THE LEFT ARE BACKED UP SO DAMN FAR YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE TRAFFIC LIGHT. I DRIVE UP THE RIGHT LANE , WAIT 2 LIGHTS , AND WE GET THROUGH. I DID THE SAME WITH THE NEXT LIGHT BY DRIVING UP THE RIGHT LANE. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO GO STRAIGHT BUT NO ONE DOES. THEY FOLLOW EACH OTHER LIKE SHEEP. GETTING THROUGH THESE 2 LIGHTS IN 5 MINUTES SAVED US AT LEAST 2 HOURS OF TIME. IT IS LITTLE IN LIFE BUT MAN DID IT MAKE THE TRAVEL HOME SO MUCH BETTER. IN FACT , WE MADE SUCH GOOD TIME WE STOPPED AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF AND BOUGHT DINNER FOR WHEELS AND THE KIDS. OF COURSE WE CALLED FIRST TO SAVE EVEN MORE TIME.

 I DECIDE TO LET WHEELS DROPPED ME OFF AT THE NAIL. I AM ABOUT 1 HOUR EARLY AND I AM GLAD I DID. THE BANDS ARRIVE 45 MINUTES EARLY EVEN THOUGH I TOLD THEM NOT TO ARRIVE UNTIL ONE HOUR BEFORE THEIR SET TIME. MY MOOD CHANGED FROM GOOD TO BAD AS I ALMOST CANCELLED THE WHOLE SHOW. I ASKED THE TRAVELING HULK HOGAN BAND TO MOVE THEIR BUS AND TRUCK & TRAILER 10 TIMES. AS WE KNOW I AM FIGHTING WITH THE NEIGHBORS ON BOTH SIDES SO IT HAS BEEN PRETTY PEACEFUL FOR 30 DAYS. A NEW RECORD LONG.  I TOLD THE BAND THEY ARE 7TH OUT OF 7 BANDS TONIGHT. THEY ARE NOT GOING ON FOR ANOTHER 7 HOURS. BUT.....THEY STARTED LOADING IN MERCH AND STAYED PARKED OUT FRONT FOR NEARLY 45 MINUTES. THEY ASKED FOR MICS TO DO A SOUND CHECK AS THEY INSPECTED OUR P.A. SYSTEM. I SAID , " NO MICS , UNTIL YOU PLEASE MOVE YOUR VEHICLES."  I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW CLOSE I WAS TO CANCELLING THE WHOLE SHOW. I JUST BIT MY TONGUE AS THIS TRAVELING BAND CHANGED THINGS ON OUR P.A. SYSTEM. THEY DID NOT ASK FOR HELP. I MEAN WHY ASK FOR HELP ?  FUNNY.........BY THE 4TH BAND I WAS TOLD ONE MAIN SPEAKER WAS HAVING PROBLEMS. OH MY GOD.........I NEVER SAW THIS COMING. I WILL LOOK AT IT TOMORROW.

  THE SHOW STARTS AND MY MOOD CHANGES AS MY ELDEST IS BARTENDING AND HER FRIEND WHO I ADORE ARRIVES. THE DOORMAN DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB TO ALLOW ME TO ROAM. I FEEL BAD BECAUSE I END UP GIVING MY YOUNGEST OFF AND THAT BOTHERS ME BECAUSE I LOVE WORKING WITH HER. THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG AND BY THE 5TH BAND I FEEL THE 2 COLLEGE GIRLS CAN HANDLE IT. THERE WERE SO MANY GOOD LOOKING YOUNG GIRLS I ACTUALLY STARTED GETTING MELANCHOLY AS I LOOKED ON OUR PICTURE BOARD AND SEE MY PHOTO OF ME AS THE  CAPTAIN OF MY COLLEGE SOCCER TEAM. I REALIZED AGAIN.....I WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER WOMAN THE  REST OF ME LIFE. BUT ....... I DID FEEL GOOD " BLOCKING " FOR GIRLS TONIGHT.  THERE WERE SO MANY GIRLS IN LINE FOR THE BATHROOM IT GOT BACKED UP SO WE LET THEM USE THE MEN'S ROOM....GOD BLESS THEM. I WOULD STAND IN FRONT OF THE DOOR AND " BLOCK " IT FROM ANY GUYS ENTERING.

 IS THIS WRONG ? -- KNOWING I AM OLD , FAT , HAIRLESS , FAT , AND FAT I PURPOSELY STOOD IN FRONT OF THE MEN'S BATHROOM AN EXTRA SECOND WHILE A SUPER HOT BLOND WAS EXITING. WITH MY BACK TOWARDS THE BATHROOM I COULD HEAR HER WHEN THE DOOR OPENED. I KNEW I SHOULD GET OUT OF THE WAY BUT STAYED THE EXTRA MILLA-SECOND JUST SO SHE WOULD TOUCH ME TO NOTIFY ME TO MOVE. SHE DOES AND SAYS , " OH MY GOD , THANK YOU SO MUCH. " HER ARM WRAPS AROUND MY WAIST AS SHE SCOOTS BY MY LARGENESS. YEP......I WAS TOUCHED BY A SMOKING HOT BLONDE AND SHE THANKED ME. MY LIFE IS BETTER.

  I HAVE NO LIFE.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ON AND I MUST GIVE CREDIT TO THE METAL BANDS. THEY STAY FOR THEIR BRETHREN BANDS ALL NIGHT.  USUALLY WITH OTHER GENRES OF MUSIC , WHEN THE FIRST BAND IS DONE THEY LEAVE ALONG WITH THEIR FANS. WELL , NOT WITH METAL.....THEY STAY. THEY STAY ALL NIGHT.

  WHITE CHALK ---- LAST TIME I SAW THIS CHALK IT WAS ON MY MOTORCYCLE. I FOUND THE BAND WHO DID IT. THE WHOLE BAND BAND GOES OUTSIDE WITH WHITE CHALK , LIQUID BLOOD , MAKE-UP , AND MIRRORS. THEY GET ALL GHOULED UP AND LEAVE A SHIT LOAD OF WHITE CHALK ON THE GROUND. OF COURSE I SAID SOMETHING TO THEM.

  76ERS WERE UP BY 40 POINTS AND LOSE IN OVERTIME. WORSE TEAM EVER , BUT THEY MAKE A BLOCK BUSTER TRADE OR AS THE COACH SAID AT THE END OF LAST YEAR , " WE ARE STAR HUNTING. "

  I ENDED UP IN A BETTER MOOD. MOSTLY BECAUSE OF MY ELDEST FRIEND. I JUST LIKE LOOKING AT THE COLLEGE KID. SHE IS ADORABLE , FUN , AND GOOD WORKER.

  2 EX-BARTENDERS ASK FOR THEIR JOBS BACK. LIFE IS A CIRCLE.

  I ROLL HOME VERY TIRED AND BASICALLY GO RIGHT TO BED. I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST AND EXPLAIN HOW BAD I FELT. I REALLY DID NOT WANT HER COMING IN AT 10PM AT NIGHT BUT IN HINDSIGHT MAYBE I SHOULD OF.

  OH , I FOUGHT THE DRAFTS AND COMPRESSOR ALL NIGHT.

  SUNDAY    11 - 11 - 18

ANOTHER CRUSHING LOSS TO OUR MOST HATED TEAM. ALLLLLL THE EXPERTS HAD THE EAGLES CRUSHING THE COWGIRLS. VEGAS HAD THE EAGLES AS 7 POINT FAVORITES. COWASSES WERE COMING OFF A MONDAY NIGHT DRUMMING AND A SHORT WEEK. THE EAGLES HAD A BYE WEEK WITH A NEW STAR PLAYER. COWDICKS HAVE NOT WON A ROAD GAME. ALL THESE DAMN SCENARIOS IN OUR FAVOR AND WE LOSE. HOW DISAPPOINTING THIS GAME AND THIS TEAM WAS TONIGHT. THE HIGH OF THE SUPER BOWL WIN IS OFFICIALLY OVER.  I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH THAT WE LOST. IT'S A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE IT WAS A DAMN FUN DAY AND NIGHT.

  START MORNING GOING TO THE NAIL EARLY. AGAIN , I GET EVERYTHING DONE SO NOW MY DAY AND NIGHT IS OPEN.

  BACK HOME WE SHOWER AND HEAD TO CHURCH FOR A BAPTISM. INSTEAD OF A PRIEST THEY HAD A DEACON. I REMEMBER HIM FROM THE WEDDING BUT HE DID NOT HAVE HIS GAME ON TODAY......LIKE OUR EAGLES. WALKING AROUND THE CHURCH LIKE IT WAS A MOTIVATIONAL SEMINAR AND MENTIONING HE IS A PLUMBER DURING THE SERMON KINDA LOST RESPECT IN THE CONGREGATION. IT WAS A NICE SERVICE AND I HAD A DILEMMA.

  DILEMMA - I HAVE SUITE TICKETS TO THE EAGLES GAME AND WANTED TO LEAVE AFTER THE CHURCH TO VISIT SEVERAL TAIL GATES.  THE LOCATION OF THE CHURCH IS VERY CLOSE TO 69TH STREET SO IT WAS PERFECT TO ROLL TO THE LINC. BUT.....I HAD ONE THING I HAD TO DO. I HAD TO SEE IF THE FAMILY MEMBER WAS COOL WITH ME NOT GOING TO THE LUNCHEON.  I ASKED IF IT WAS OKAY AND IT WAS NOT. THE BODY LANGUAGE AND HIM GIVING ME THE FINGER WAS ENOUGH OF A SIGNAL TO GO THE LUNCHEON.

  OFF TO THE LUNCHEON IN WHICH WHEELS TOLD ME THE RESTAURANT WAS JUST 1 MILE AWAY. WELP , THAT WAS SLIGHTLY OFF BY 8 MILES ( WHICH I KNEW ) AND TRAFFIC.........AND IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE LINC. IN HINDSIGHT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WE TOOK A HUGE FAMILY PICTURE AND THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. I BOUNCED AROUND TO 5 OR 6 DIFFERENT TABLES TO TALK TO FAMILY. IT WAS A VERY NICE AFFAIR.

  OFF TO THE LINC. I DRIVE MY COUSIN TO THE GAME. WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME.  HERE IS HOW MY NIGHT WENT :

 - PARK IN THE V.I.P. SECTION UNDER CITIZEN'S BANK PARK.  WE CHANGE CLOTHES BEHIND MY VEHICLE. I PUT ON 3 SOCKS , 3 SHIRTS , SWEAT JACKET , AND A WINTER JACKET. I AM READY. WE CARRY BEER AND TOMATO PIE TO THE 1ST TAIL GATE. OH , WE SEE PHILLIES PITCHER JAKE ARRIETA WHO IS WEARING A #20 EAGLES JERSEY LIKE ME. I SAY NICE JERSEY NUMBER.  HE RESPONDS WITH " YEP  ". THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH OUR WHOLE CONVERSATION.

 - WE SETTLE IN WITH HUGE SHRIMP , SONNY'S HOAGIES , FIREBALL SHOTS , I.P.A. BEERS , CANNOLIS ( LEAVE THE GUN , TAKE THE CANNOLIS ) , AND MORE  ( UNBELIEVABLE COINCIDENCE MY COUSIN'S BROTHER SHOPS AT SONNY'S MARKET DELI WHO WE ARE FRIENDS WITH ). THEY PLAYED THE GAME WHERE YOU THROW BEAN BAGS INTO A HOLE AND THE SECTION THEY WERE IN WAS KINDA COOL......IT HAD ALOT OF GRASS. BOTH ON THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR.

  DAMN....MY COUSIN'S BROTHER BRINGS UP A STORY WHERE I COULD OF STEPPED UP AND I DIDN'T. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HE REMEMBERED IT. WE WERE AT A PHILLIES GAME ON THE 3RD BASELINE AGAINST THE FENCE. I ASKED THE SECURITY GUARD , " IF I FIELD A GROUND BALL AND THROW IT TO PAT BURRELL AT 3RD BASE WILL YOU EVICT ME ? " THE GUARD GIGGLE SAYS NO. WELP , DON'T YOU KNOW A BALL GETS HIT TO ME AND AT THE LAST SECOND I PULL UP FROM LEANING OVER THE FENCE AND NOT FIELD THE BALL. THE BALL SLAMS BETWEEN MY FEET. THE OPPOSING TEAMS SCORES AND TAKES THE LEAD. LUCKILY , THE PHILLIES CAME BACK AND WON. I OCCASIONALLY TELL THIS STORY AND BUM I NEVER MADE THE PLAY. NO DOUBT I WOULD OF BEEN ON ESPN......AND EJECTED.

 - I HEAD TO A 2ND TAIL GATE AND OUT OF 1000'S OF PEOPLE GUESS WHO GETS PICKED OUT TO DO A LIVE RADIO PODCAST INTERVIEW ?.......YEP......ME. A BIG GUY HAD A MICROPHONE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PARKING LANE. I AM WALKING DOWN AND HE ASKS ME TO BE INTERVIEWED. HE HAS 3 QUESTIONS BUT THE FIRST WAS WHO GAVE ME THE PINK POCKETBOOK ? YES , I HAD AN OLD LUNCH BAG FROM YOUNGEST IN WHICH SHE HAS NOT USED IN YEARS. I ANSWERED , " MY WIFE ". HE TELLS ME IF I GET ALL 3 QUESTIONS RIGHT I WIN A $50 GIFT CARD TO CHICKIE'S & PETE'S. THE QUESTIONS :

  1 - NAME THE STADIUM THE EAGLES WON A NFC CHAMPIONSHIP WITH DICK VERMEIL ?

  2 - NAME THE QUARTERBACK WHO WON THE SUPER BOWL FOR THE EAGLES ?

  3 - NAME THE EAGLES PLAYER WHO NEVER WORE UNDERWEAR ?

  ** ANSWERS WILL BE AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS THREAD **

 - OFF TO THE 3RD TAILGATE.....THE SUITE.  IT IS OVER THE TOP AS ALWAYS.....FOOD , BEER , WINE ,VODKA , TV'S BATHROOMS , DESERTS , HEAT.......JUST KING-LIKE TREATMENT......UNLESS YOU GET SUITE CRASHED.

 - OH , GOING TO THE SUITE I STOP AT A PORT-A-PODDY LINE. ONE GUY IS COOL AS I HAND OUT 3 BEERS THAT I WILL NOT BE DRINKING. ONE TOTALLY DRUNK GUY HASSLES A BLONDE GIRL TO NO END. SHE FUMES VENOM AT HIM FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES. EVERY CURSE WORD IN THE BOOK. SCREAMING AT HIM A FUCKING ASSHOLE 50 TIMES. THE DRUNK GUY WOULD NOT GIVE UP AND KEPT AGITATING HER. I FOUND IT ENTERTAINING. IMAGINE THE JOKES I MADE WITH THE REST OF THE LINE.

 - YEP , WE HAD SUITE CRASHERS. 2 GUYS FEELING GOOD USE THE BATHROOM AND THAN MAKE A DRINK. ONE GUY MAKES A FUSS AND ALMOST TRIPS DOWN THE STEPS. HE ...........WAS AN IDIOT. NOW , IF THEY WALKED IN AND TRIED TO BLEND THAN ALL IS GOOD. BUT HE HAD TO BE A JACK ASS DRUNK. THE TOP DOG IN THE SUITE IMMEDIATELY AND CALMLY ESCORTED THEM OUT.  I KEPT MY EYE ON THEM IN CASE THEY REACTED VIOLENTLY. THEY DID NOT AND THE BRASS GUY ESCORTED THEM OUT. 3 MINUTES LATER SECURITY , LOCAL POLICE , AND SUITE ATTENDANT STOPPED IN. THEY GOT THE GUYS AND THEY WERE REMOVED FROM THE STADIUM. IT WAS THE ONLY REAL EXCITEMENT OF THE GAME.

 - WONDERFUL TRIBUTES TO THE MILITARY ALL GAME. AN EXCELLENT NATIONAL ANTHEM SUNG BY A MILITARY CHOIR.

 - COWSLONGS GET BOOED EVERY TIME THEY GO ON THE FIELD BUT ONE TIME IT REALLY PISSED OFF FANS. I THOUGHT FOR SURE IT WOULD JINX THEM FOR DOING A DISRESPECTFUL ACT. A SUPER COOL LINE OF MILITARY MEN WITH RIFLES AND BAYONETS WALK SLOWLY TO THE CENTER OF THE FIELD AT HALF TIME. THEY PERFORM BY SPINNING THE RIFLES AND MARCHING SLOWLY IN UNISON. ONE HIGH RANKING OFFICER INSPECTS RIFLES AND HE THROWS AND TWISTS THE SAME WAY. IT WAS REALLY COOL. SO , WITH A MINUTE TO GO , THE COWJERKS COME ON THE FIELD AND START THROWING , PUNTING , AND STRETCHING AROUND THE MILITARY MEN AS THEY FINISH THEIR PERFORMANCE..........ON MILITARY APPRECIATE NIGHT ???!!!  THE FANS STARTED BOOING AND YELLING OBSCENITIES BIG TIME. YOU THINK THEY FUCKING STAND AT RESPECT , WATCH THE PERFORMANCE , AND THAN GO DO THERE THING AFTER THEY MARCH OFF THE FILED......NOPE. THERE IS NO FOOTBALL GOD.

 - THE SUPER HOT CHICK FROM NFL NETWORK INTERVIEWED EX-EAGLES RECEIVER FREDDIE BARNETT RIGHT NEXT TO US. I MIMICKED OFFERING HER A BEER FROM BEHIND MY SUITE GLASS AND SHE NODDED NO AND GIGGLED. YEP.....SHE WANTED ME.

 - THE EAGLES HAVE THE 2ND HARDEST SCHEDULE LEFT IN THE NFL. THE REDSKINS WHO WE ARE CHASING HAVE THE 2ND EASIEST SCHEDULE IN THE NFL. THE EAGLES HAVE LOST 3 STRAIGHT HOME GAMES.  THEY CAN NOT CREATE TURNOVERS , WENTZ THREW A BAD INTERCEPTION , ZAC PRESBOY GOT LUCKY WHERE HE TRIED TO THROW THE BALL AND IT SLIPPED OUT OF HIS HANDS. THE BALL BOUNCED RIGHT BACK TO HIM AND HE THREW IT OUT OF BOUNDS TO SAY A 30 YARD LOSS. A SLOW START , A DEFENSE WHO COULD NOT STOP THE COWASSES AFTER TYING THE GAME TWICE.

 - PRESIDENT BUSH WAS THERE AND A WONDERFUL MILITARY TRIBUTE WITH A FIELD WIDE FLAG. DALLAS SCORED 30 POINTS IN THEIR LAST 2 GAMES. THEY SCORED 27 ON US TONIGHT. IT WAS HEART BREAKING DEVASTATING GAME.......AGAIN.

 - THE WHOLE SUITE EMPTIES MID 4TH QUARTER. WHEELS AND I ARE THE ONLY ONES LEFT.  WE HANG OUT IN CASE THE EAGLES TIE THE GAME ONE MORE TIME. I KNEW IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN. THE CRUSHING LOSS JUST SUCKS AGAIN. I KNOW IT IS JUST A SPORT BUT WHEN YOU ARE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR TEAM AND THEY PLAY ON A HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IT IS FRUSTRATING.

 - WHEELS AND I CONTEMPLATE WAITING IT OUT AFTER THE GAME. WE CAN EASILY CHILL IN THE SUITE BUT WE DECODE TO ROLL. THE FANS ARE FUNNY AND SO DISAPPOINTED SOME OF THE STATEMENTS WHILE WALKING WERE PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

 IT IS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE SO MUCH FUN WAS HAD ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS FREE.  ANOTHER GOOD THING HAPPENED TOO. WHEN LEAVING OUR PARKING AREA THE COPS FORCE EVERYONE TO THE RIGHT. WE MUST GO LEFT BUT THE LAST 2 TIMES THE COPS FORCE ALL TRAFFIC TOWARDS THE WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE. SO , WHAT DO I DO ? I DRIVE WITH THE WILDEBEEST MASS OF CARS ONTO THE RAMP HEADING TOWARDS NEW JERSEY AND THE BRIDGE. RIGHT AROUND THE CURVE TO ENTER ROUTE 76 I MAKE A U-TURN ON THE ENTRANCE RAMP TO PACKER AVENUE IN WHICH TRAFFIC IS ALLOWED TO GO TOWARDS THEY WAY WE WANT. THE UBIE IS SUCCESSFUL. I GET TO THE NEXT LIGHT AND TURN TO AVOID MASSIVE TRAFFIC....EASLIY A 40 MINUTE WAIT. I TAKE THE BACK ROADS ALL THE WAY TO MY AUNT'S HOUSE AND TAKE A BACK DOOR HOME ON REED STREET. WE NEVER HIT ONE PIECE OF MASSIVE TRAFFIC AND WAS HOME IN 45 MINUTES. THAT MADE THE LOSS A LITTLE LESS PAINFUL......BUT NOT MUCH. OH , I MAY HAVE TAKEN SOME BEER FOR THE RIDE TOO.

  I DID POST A FAIR AMOUNT OF FACEBOOK PICTURES OF THE GAME , SUITE , AND TAIL GATES.

 WE HANG OUT A LITTLE MORE BUT BY 1:15AM I JOIN THE PUP ON MY BED.

 I CAN NOT BELIEVE I AM SAYING THIS. THIS MORNING I BROUGHT THE RABBIT DOWN FROM ITS COZY HUTCH TO THE OUTSIDE FENCED IN GARDEN. I LET WHEEL PET HER AND I SAY , " YOU KNOW , I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO MISS THIS RABBIT. "  OUR RABBIT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ANOTHER HOME.

ANSWERS - 1 - VETERAN'S STADIUM , 2 - NICK FOLES , AND 3 GREG LEWIS ( I GUESSED TERRELL OWENS AKA T.O. )

   MONDAY      11 - 13 - 18

 WELP , STILL REELING ABOUT OUR EAGLES LOSING TO THE LOWLY COWBUTTS. EVERY " EXPERT " HAD THE EAGLES WINNING BIG TIME. IT HAD TO BE CLOSE TO 40 PREDICTIONS. MAN THAT BLOWS.

  LISTENING TO SO MANY RANTS BY CALLERS AND HOSTS ON TALK RADIO BUT ONE STRUCK TO THE HEART. AN OLDER WOMAN ACTUALLY BEGUN CRYING. OK......THAT IS AN EXTREME FAN AND I ADMIT I AM NOT TOO FAR FROM CRYING ABOUT OUR CRUSHING LOSSES ..........BUT IT STILL IS JUST A GAME.

 WHEELS HAS OFF SO HER AND ELDEST GO SEE " A STAR IS BORN ". THEY SAID IT WAS EXCELLENT. THEY ALSO WENT OUT TO DINNER AFTERWARDS.....SPENDING MONEY LIKE WATER.  I HAD 2 LEFTOVER SLICES OF PLAIN PIZZA FROM 2 WEEKENDS AGO. I PUT 2 SLICES OF OLD PROVOLONE TO MAKE IT TASTE BETTER......IT DIDN'T.

  OFF TO A RENTAL PROPERTY TO KILZ AND FIX A WALL. WE NEED TO DO SOME UPDATING OVER THERE SOON.

  76ERS WIN. THE NEW PLAYER WILL START NEXT GAME.

  KARMA - A VETERINARIAN WHO LOVES ALL ANIMALS KILLS BIG GAME LIKE LIONS , WARTHOGS , AND SUCH. THAN HE POSTS PICTURES OF HIS " TROPHIES " ON SOCIAL MEDIA. A SLEW OF AGITATED PEOPLE CRITICIZE HIM FOR BEING CRUEL TO INNOCENT BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS. THE PICTURES WENT VIRAL AND HE RESIGNED HIS JOB. TODAY......HE SLIPPED OFF A MOUNTAIN CREVICE AND FELL 100 FEET TO HIS DEATH. HE WAS HUNTING BIRDS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO FIGHT THE COMPRESSOR. WE ARE WAITING FOR A PART TO FIX IT. I HAD TO GO DOWN EARLIER IN THE DAY TO TAKE A PICTURE OF IT FOR OUR TECH.

  A HACKER HAS FIGURED OUT OUR PASSWORD AND MAN ARE WE HAVING FUN GOING BACK AND FORTH CHANGING PASSWORDS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT USING THE SAME PASSWORD FOR MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS.

  I GET SOME THINGS DONE BUT RUN OUT OF ENERGY. I HEAD HOME AND WHEELS AND I WATCH A VERY GOOD OPENING 4TH SEASON EPISODE OF " RAY DONOVAN "

  OFF TO BED. 

  I HAVE FOUND THE GUY WHO TOOK THE MARQUEE LETTERS FRIDAY NIGHT. I POSTED A STILL SHOT FROM OUR SURVEILLANCE CAMERA. I DO A VIDEO BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW. SEVERAL PEOPLE INSTANTLY KNEW WHO HE WAS. I CONTACTED HIM. HE APOLOGIZED , WAS EMBARRASSED , AND WILL RETURN THE LETTERS TOMORROW.

  TUESDAY      11 - 13 - 18

 ME TO MY YOUNGEST AS I LOOK IN THE TRASHCAN.........( USING A STRONG ITALIAN ACCENT ) , " HEY , YOU NEVER THROW OUT GNOCCHI'S IN THIS FAMILY. "

  MEET A/C TECH FOR 20 MINUTES TO FIX OUR COMPRESSOR.......$328. 

  LEAVE NOTE FOR THE BARTENDER - " IF WALK-IN FREEZER GOES BELOW 37 DEGREES PLEASE TEXT ME.  AROUND 11PM I GET A TEXT , " 36 DEGREES ". I TEXT MY A/C TECH.

  EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING I BRING MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. MAN , HOW DO YOU PEOPLE DO THIS TRAFFIC THING ?  I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND THE TEMPERATURE IS 24 DEGREES.  IT SHOULD OF KICKED OFF AT 40 DEGREES. MORE TEXTS AND PHONE CALLS TO OUR TECH. HE TELLS ME HE CAN NOT GET HERE UNTIL 10PM. I RESPOND , " SEE YA TONIGHT. "

  FLYERS PLAY A RED HOT PANTHERS TEAM. WE LOSE 2 - 1.

  STILL REELING OVER THE EAGLES LOSS.........AGAIN.   ABSOLUTELY HEART BREAKING CRUSHING DEVASTATING LOSSES TO THE TITANS , PANTHERS , AND COW-SUCK-A-DICK BOYS.  CHANGED THE SEASON FROM HOPEFUL TO CRAPFUL.

  SPENT 1 HOUR DISSEMBLING THE RABBIT HUTCH AND CLEANING THE WHOLE AREA. DAMN WET/DRY VAC WAS GIVING ME TROUBLE EVEN AFTER I RE-WIRED IT TWICE.....BLOW.  USING GLOVES I EMPTIED ALL BEDDING AND RABBIT POOP & PEE. IT WAS FUN. YESTERDAY I WAS MISSING THAT RABBIT. NOT SO MUCH TODAY.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT AGAIN. I PLACE A LIQUOR ORDER AND GREET SOME POOL PLAYERS COMING IN.

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " RAY DONOVAN ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  DROVE BY MANOA TAVERN. IT DOES SEEM TO BE CLOSED.

  EVERY DAY WHEELS AND I GET PICTURES AND UPDATES ON THE MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR RECONSTRUCTION OF OUR CONDO COMPLEX.  THERE ARE 12 UNITS AND THE ENTIRE OUTSIDE IS BEING DEMOED AND REMODELED. I MEAN EVERYTHING.....STUCCO , GUTTERS , DOWNSPOUTS , DECKING , STEPS , LIGHTING , DOORS , WINDOWS , SOFFITS.....FRIGGIN' EVERYTHING. SO , WHY DO I FEEL LIKE WHEELS AND I THREW 25 GRAND INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ? HERE'S WHY..........WE ARE UNIT 3. REMEMBER UNIT 3. THINK 3. NOTHING BUT 3. HERE IS THE DAILY ACTIVITY BY THE CONSTACTORS ON THE 12 UNITS....AND WE ARE UNIT 3.......3..........3..........3.

 - DAY 1 - UNITS 1 , 2 , 4 , AND 6 GET NEW WINDOWS INSTALLED.

 - DAY 2 - UNITS 5 , 7 , 8 , AND 9 GET WINDOWS REPLACED.

 - DAY 3 - ALL DECKING AND SPINDLES COME DOWN. UNITS 10 , 11 , AND 12 GET WINDOWS REPLACED.

 - DAY 4 - DAMAGE TO WALLS AROUND UNITS 1 , 2 , 4 , 5 , AND 6. ALL WALLS GET TORN DOWN AND REPLACED WITH NEW STUDS , INSULATION , AND WINDOW TRIM.

 - DAY 20 - NEW SOFFITS FOR UNITS 7 , 8 , AND 10.

 - DAY 21 - NEW SLIDING DOORS FOR UNITS 1 , 2 , 4 , 5 , AND 6.

 - DAY 22 - NEW SLIDING DOORS FOR UNITS 7 , 8 , 9 , AND 10.

 - DAY 23 - RAN NEW WIRING FOR UNITS 2 , 4 , 6 , AND 8. FINISHED NEW SLIDING DOORS FOR UNITS 11 AND 12.

 YESTERDAY'S EMAIL - WE HAVE USED ALL OUR FUNDS DUE TO SO MUCH EXTRAS NEEDING TO BE DONE WE ALL HAVE TO PONY UP MORE MONEY TO FINISH THE PROJECT.

   SEE ANY UNIT 3 STUFF ? ( AND I SKIPPED A BUNCH OF DAYS ). ABSOLUTELY DISAPPOINTED SO FAR WITH EVERYTHING. I KNOW IT WILL LOOK BEAUTIFUL BUT EVERYONE IS GETTING THEIR MONIES WORTH EXCEPT..........UNIT 3.

  BUMMING FROM THIS AND THE HIGH REFRIGERATION BILL I DECIDED TO DRINK BEER AND BRANDY. OF COURSE I REGRET IT ESPECIALLY WAKING UP 5 TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT WITH UNBELIEVABLE DRY MOUTH.  MY OLD C-PAP MACHINE WAS OUT OF WATER. SO IT WAS BLOWING DRY SAHARA DESERT AIR INTO MY MOUTH.  I WOKE UP AND MY TONGUE WAS STUCK TO THE ROOF OF MY MOUTH..........BLOW.

  WEDNESDAY    11 - 14 - 18

  AND HERE COMES THE ..........SNOW ?

  3 PROJECTS TODAY.....ONE GOT DONE. I AM SO TIRED OF FIXING THINGS EVERY DAMN DAY.

  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND THAN ROLL TO THE NAIL TO CHECK OUR COMPRESSOR. THE NEW SHUT-OFF SWITCH IS NOT WORKING. 

  STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE FOR A LARGE ORDER.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH MY EMAILS AND FACEBOOK BAND POSTS.

  TECH TELLS ME AT 10PM HE WILL RETURN. WELP , I GET A CALL AROUND 3PM. THIS IS GOOD I GUESS. STOP WHAT I AM DOING AND ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL. I LET HIM IN AND HE THINKS IT SHOULD TAKE 30 MINUTES. I ROLL HOME AND 2 HOURS LATER HE IS STILL THERE FIGHTING THE SHUT OFF SWITCH.

  A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND I ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL

  RETURN TO THE NAIL TO DO 3 THINGS :

 1 - UNLOAD LIQUOR , BREAK DOWN BOXES , AND STOCK. THIS WAS THE ONLY PROJECT I GOT DONE.

 2 - SURVEILLANCE DVR IS BEEPING. I GOT IT TO STOP BEEPING BUT COULD NOT FIX ONE OTHER THING. MY TECH LEFT THE COMPANY AND ALL HIS CONTACTS ARE DELETED. I WILL TRY OTHER AVENUES. I TRIED YOU-TUBE AND GOOGLING THE PROBLEM BUT THEY DID NOT WORK. I HAD TOOLS ALL OVER ALONG WITH THE BAR CABINET DOORS OFF. I WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.

  3 - FIGHTING THE COMPRESSOR AND SHUT-OFF SWITCH. CALLING AND TEXTING MY TECHNICIAN WE COULD NOT FIX IT. I RESET THE PSI AND DIFFERENTIAL 30 TIMES OVER A PERIOD OF 4 HOURS.  AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I JUST UNPLUGGED IT. WE WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.

  76ERS GET THE NEW ALL-STAR PLAYER. THIS WILL VAULT US TO THE TOP TIER OF TEAMS. WE BLOW A 16 PONT 4TH QUARTER LEAD AS THE ORLANDO MAGIC SCORE 21 UNANSWERED POINTS TO WIN. 21 POINTS !!!!!  ORLANDO WERE 3 - 5 AT  HOME.....NOW 4 - 5.  WELP , 76ERS STILL BLOW LEADS MORE THAN ANY OTHER TEAM IN THE NBA......BLOW.

  BACK HOME TO CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. I AM IN THE DOOR FOR 30 SECONDS AND MY HEART COMES OVER TO ME AND SAYS , " YOU KNOW , I'M KINDA HUNGRY. "  WE TAKE A RIDE TO MCDONALDS FOR SOME FRENCH FRIES.

 DO YOU REMEMBER THE STORY WHERE A HOMELESS MAN GAVE HIS LAST $20 TO A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL SO SHE COULD GET HOME AFTER RUNNING OUT OF GAS ? THE STORY WENT VIRAL WHEN THE BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND HER BOYFRIEND DECIDED TO START A GO-FUND ME PAGE FOR THE GENEROUS HOMELESS PERSON. THEY RAISED CLOSE TO A 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS. THEY SPENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF THIS MONEY AND DID NOT GIVE MUCH TO THE HOMELESS GUY BECAUSE THEY SAID HE WOULD SPEND IT ON DRUGS. WELL , ALL 3 HAVE WERE IN COLLABORATION WITH EACH OTHER. APPARENTLY , IT WAS A TOTAL SCAM TO GET RICH QUICK AND IT WOULD OF WORKED PERFECTLY IF ALL OF THEM WEREN'T IDIOTS. THE COUPLE GOT ARRESTED AND THE " HOMELESS " GUY IS STILL ON THE LAMB.

 LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW THIS SUNDAY AT 6PM. WE WILL START AT HALFTIME IF THE EAGLES ARE LOSING BY MORE THAN 30 POINTS.

   THURSDAY      11 - 15 - 18

  GONNA MAKE THIS FAST SINCE I HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS AT ONCE.

  FIRST....SO COOL PEOPLE CAME OUT TONIGHT WITH THIS CRAPPY WEATHER.  I WAS LIKE THE KING OF BACK ROADS GETTING TO THE NAIL AND OTHER ERRANDS. OH.....PEOPLE DRIVE LIKE FRIGGIN' IDIOTS.

  WARNING - DO NOT USE THE SAME PASSWORD FOR MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS. WE GOT HACKED AND THIS PERSON FROM CHINA IS ACCESSING AND CHANGING THINGS ON MANY OF OUR ACCOUNTS. WE ARE IN THE LONG PROCESS OF CHANGING ALL OF THEM.....AMAZON , UBER , PAYPAL , EMAILS , COMPUTER , MICROSOFT , AND MORE. FRIGGIN' BLOWS. THESE SUPER SMART DICKHEADS COULD DO SO GOOD IN LIFE BUT NO..........THEY HAVE TO HACK PEOPLE'S STUFF.

  STILL FIGHTING COMPRESSOR.....BLOWS.

  TRIED CHANGING POWER SUPPLY TO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. GEEEEEEE....IT DIDN'T WORK.

   SPEAKING OF SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. I TURN IT ON THIS MORNING AND SEE OUR POOL TABLE WET. I ZOOM IN AND THERE IS A ROOF LEAK.  JUST FUCKING GREAT.

  FRIDAY       11 - 16 - 18

  STILL FIGHTING COMPRESSOR.

  STILL FIGHTING SURVEILLANCE.

  STILL FIGHTING HACKER.

  STILL FIGHTING NEW LEAK.

   ALL THIS FIGHTING AND YOU KNOW WHAT.....LIFE IS OKAY.  WHY ? IT WAS SOMEONE I MET.

  A PERSON STOPS BY OUR HOUSE AND HE IS FIGHTING HEALTH PROBLEMS BIG TIME......WEIGHT AND CANCER. HE ALSO HAD A SIBLING DIE JUST 2 DAYS AGO. KINDA MADE MY PROBLEMS VERY TRIVIAL.

  AT THE NAIL MOST OF THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON ADJUSTING THE PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE FOR OUR COMPRESSOR. I CHANGED THE TEMPERATURE AND DIFFERENTIAL SO MANY TIMES I COULD NOT REMEMBER WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDN'T. EACH CHANGE YOU MUST WAIT ABOUT 15 - 30 MINUTES. I SET UP 10 BARSTOOLS FACING EACH OTHER. WHY ? IT WAS MY BED. TECH SAID HE WAS COMING TOMORROW. OH.....AND WE LOST A BUNCH OF LEMONS AND LIMES DUE TO THE FLUCTUATION OF TEMPERATURES IN OUR WALK-IN FREEZER.

  BACK HOME I WAS MELANCHOLY WITH ALL THE BROKEN STUFF GOING ON. I DECIDED TO GO OUT TO DINNER. WE WENT TO A LARGE LOCAL PUB WHERE A FRIEND WORKED. THE GIRL IS ADORABLE AND OF COURSE I HAD FUN WITH EVERYONE.

  ONE LITTLE FUNNY THING - I HAD TO LEAVE TO GET TO THE NAIL. THERE IS A LONG ROW OF FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS. I AM OUTSIDE WALKING TO THE PARKING LOT AND I PASS WHEELS AND THE KIDS. I PRETEND NOT TO SEE THEM THROUGH THE GLASS BUT AT THE LAST SECOND I STOP. OF COURSE I KNEEL DOWN AND START SAYING THEIR NAMES LIKE I HAVEN'T SEEN THEM IN 10 YEARS. I AM RAPPING ON THE WINDOWS AND BEING SO EXCITED LIKE THE MOVIE " THE GRADUATE " WITH DUSTIN HUFFMAN............MRS. ROBISON !!!!! THE LADY AT A TABLE NEXT TO THEM STARTED ROARING LAUGHING. MY JOB WAS DONE.

  AT THE NAIL I TEXT WITH OUR FRIDGE TECH AND FIGHT THE GAUGES ALL NIGHT. THEY NEVER WORK AND I JUST UNPLUG THE THING AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.

 THOUGHT FOR SURE IT BE A SLOW NIGHT BUT I HAD A FULL BAR ALL NIGHT. ONE NEW COMER SAID , " THIS BAR IS DEFINITELY BETTER THAN HYKELS ". OF COURSE I PLAYED WITH HIM ALL NIGHT AND SAID , " LET'S NOT GET CRAZY HERE. "

  A REALLY GOOD CROWD OF YOUNG TO REGULARS HERE. ALOT OF POOL AND DART PLAYING. ONLY ONE POOL TABLE WAS WORKING SINCE I HAD 3 FANS , A CUP IN THE MIDDLE TO CAPTURE THE DRIPPING LEAK , AND A POOL BRIDGE HOLDING THE LIGHT TO THE SIDE. I TOLD EVERYONE IT WAS A DRINKING GAME. THEY NEVER ASKED ME THE INSTRUCTIONS.

  76ERS WITH A NICE COMEBACK WIN AFTER THEY BLEW ANOTHER LARGE 1ST QUARTER LEAD.

  OAKMONT PUB IS CLOSING.  YEP, TINY LITTLE NAIL KEEPS GOING.

  ELDEST MEETS FRIENDS AT THE PUB DOWN THE STREET. I AM AT THE NAIL ALL NIGHT YEP......FEELS GOOD. I EVEN ASKED HER NOT TO URBER HOME. I AM 1/2 MILE AWAY AND CAN DRIVE HER WHEN I CLOSE AT 2AM. THE KID TOOK AN URBER AND I ARRIVED HOME ABOUT 30 SECONDS AFTER HER.

  OH , I TEXT MY ELDEST AT 12 MIDNIGHT , " FEEL I LIKE BARTENDING ? " THERE IS 20 PEOPLE HERE. " THE RESPONSE ," ABSOLUTELY NOT ".  SO I MADE OVER A $100.

 SPEAKING OF URBER. A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL WAS TAKING URBER HOME. I WAS NOT HAPPY WHEN THE BOY FRIEND LEFT WITHOUT WAITING FOR HER RIDE TO GET HERE. SO WHAT DID I DO ? I WENT OUTSIDE AND WAITED WITH HER. I MADE SURE THE URBER DRIVE SAW ME LOOKING AT HIM. IT'S A DAD THING.

   A GLASS OF GIN AND I WENT TO MADE. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT.

   SATURDAY     11 - 17 - 18

  JESUS H CHRIST......FIX ONE THING.......2 BREAK. I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT. YOU WANT A DAY AND NIGHT. HERE IT COMES.

  SIDE JOB EARLY MORNING. A SIMPLE INSTALL OF A MICROWAVE. I TELL THE CUSTOMER , " THIS IS EITHER GOING TO BE REALLY EASY OR REALLY HARD. YOU TELL ME IF OTHER PEOPLE GO THROUGH THIS ??

 - ARRIVE AT THE JOB AND THE OLD MICROWAVE COMES OUT IN SECONDS. I BRING A FRIEND THAT I USE ALOT AND WE UNCRATE THE NEW MICROWAVE. IT HAS THE SAME BRACKET. WOW.....JUST ANGLED IT IN AND MOUNT THE TOP BOLTS AND DONE. YEP.........THAT EASY. WELL YOU SEE , THIS IS MY LIFE , AND EVERYTHING HAS TO BE 10 TIMES FUCKING HARDER.

 - WE KNEW IT BE A LONG SHOT THAT THE OLD HOLES WOULD LINE UP WITH THE NEW MICROWAVE MOUNTING HOLES. SO WE DRILL NEW ONES.........THREE TIMES.

 - WE NOTICE SOMETHING RIGHT AWAY. THERE IS A PIECE OF TRIM BELOW THE CABINET. THE TOP OF THE MICROWAVE BUTTS AGAINST THIS WOOD THUS CAUSING THE NEW MOUNTING BOLTS TO BE WAYYYYYYYYYYY SHORT. UN-FUCKING -BELIEVABLE.  HEY......IT GETS BETTER.

 - IT IS VERY TOUGH TO SEE THE BOLTS HITTING THE TOP OF THE MICROWAVE WHEN YOU ARE DOING THE FINAL MOUNT. SO........I COME OUT WITH A GOOD IDEA. I REMOVE THE PIECE OF TRIM AND NOW WE CAN SEE LINING UP MOUNTING BOLTS WITH THE TOP OF THE MICROWAVE QUITE EASILY. THE OLD BOLTS ARE LONG ENOUGH BUT SLIGHTLY TOO THICK. WE NEED 1/4" FINE THREAD AND THE OLD BOLTS ARE 1/4" THICK ASS THREAD.  WE HAVE A DILEMMA. DO WE REAM THE " F " OUT OF THESE OLD BOLTS INTO THE TOP OF THE NEW MICROWAVE OR COME UP WITH ANOTHER IDEA.  I WAS AFRAID OF REAMING THEM SO I TOOK A RIDE TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY.

 - I FORGOT MY FRIEND HAD TO ROLL HOME SO NOW I AM BY MYSELF. I GET TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND AN IGNORANT FUCK REPEATEDLY TELLS ME THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING I CAN DO. I NEED A MACGYVER AND THIS GUY IS AN ASSHOLE. I BUY 4 BOLTS AND HEAD BACK.

 - BACK AT THE JOB THE BOLTS DO NOT FIT. I CALL MY FRIEND AND HE SUGGESTS HOME DEPOT. I TAKE A RIDE TO KING OF FUCKING PRUSSIA. SEE HOW THIS DAY IS GOING ? A FRIGGIN' 30 MINUTE JOB WITH 2 PEOPLE IS NOW ON 2 HOURS.  I FIND A NICE OLD INDIAN GUY WHO KNOWS HIS NUTS.....AND BOLTS.  HE HELPS ME FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES BUT AGAIN HE SAYS WHAT I DON'T WANT TO HEAR. THE THREADS ARE FINE AND HE CAN NOT MATCH THEM. I DECIDE TO TAKE 4 BOLTS BUT THIS TIME WITH RACKET HEXAGON HEADS ON THEM. IF I AM GOING TO REAM THESE BOLTS INTO A MICROWAVE TOP I WANT TO DO IT DOGGY STYLE......POUND THEM IN THERE.

 - I HEAD BACK AND I PULL UP A MONSTER WINDING CLIFF OF A DRIVEWAY. I COME IN TOO HOT AND  MY VAN POPS OVER A CURB.  THERE IS MUD AND LEAVES THAT MY FRONT TIRES LAND ON. I TRY ROCKING THE VAN BACK ONTO TO THE DRIVEWAY BUT TO NO AVAIL.

 - I ASK THE OWNER AND ANOTHER CONTRACTOR THAT I MAY NEED THEIR HELP IN GETTING MY VAN UNSTUCK.

 - I CALL WHEELS FOR HELP AND SHE ARRIVES IN 10 MINUTES. MEANWHILE I CALL MY FRIEND AND ASK HIM TO RETURN TO HELP. I TRIED WITH WHEELS BUT IT WAS NOT WORKING. SO I CONCENTRATE ON THE UN-STUCKING MY VAN.

 - WHEELS DRIVES THE VAN AND BEGINS ROCKING IT. I USE MY ASS AND WEIGHT TO HELP PUSH THE VAN. I DO NOT ASK FOR HELP YET BECAUSE I AM LIKE AN INDIAN ELEPHANT. THE VAN POPS THE CURB AND SKIDS INTO THE DRIVEWAY. ONE PROJECT IS DONE.

 - WHEELS TALKS TO THE NICE CUSTOMER AND MY FRIEND TEXTS ME THE GUY CAN'T SEE HIS PENIS.

 - WHEELS ROLLS TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR A/C TECH WHILE I WAIT FOR MY FRIEND. HE ARRIVES WITH HIS KIDS AND WITHIN 30 MINUTES WE ARE DONE. I AM SO NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THESE THICKER THREADED SCREWS SO I DO ANOTHER MACGYVER MY BROTHER DID TO MY MICROWAVE AT OUR CONDO. SINCE THE UNIT WAS SLIGHTLY LOOSE I SCREW 2 SCREWS INTO EACH SIDE. YES.....I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS.

 - I GO DOWN THE BASEMENT TO LOOK FOR A BROOM TO CLEAN UP. THERE IS A BIG MOUSE SITTING UNDER A TABLE. IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS A TOE NAIL STUCK IN THE SHAG CARPET. I PLACE A PLASTIC CUP OVER THE MOUSE AND TELL THE CUSTOMER.

 - JESUS....WHAT A JOB.

 - THE  CUSTOMER PAYS US AND I SPLIT IT WITH MY FRIEND. I GET HOME AND GIVE WHEELS ALL THE MONEY FOR HELPING ME. I MADE NOTHING.

  OKAY........SO THAT WAS HECTIC AND NERVE RACKING. WHAT THE FUCK ELSE COULD HAPPEN.  OH......IT GET F'N BETTER.

 REMEMBER WHEN I SAID I FIX ONE THING AND 2 BREAK ? WELL , THE ONE FIXED THING IS OUR FRIDGERATION COMPRESSOR. THE TECH SHOWED UP AND WHEELS LET HIM IN. HE TELLS ME LATER THE TEMPS AND SHUT-OFFS ARE WORKING PROPERLY. I WATCH THEM ALL NIGHT AND IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING NICELY. SO , ONE THING IS FIXED. OH , JUST ONE MORE THING. THE TECH FORGOT HIS JACKET ON A BARSTOOL AND HIS HOUSE KEYS WERE IN THE POCKET. HE NOW HAS TO RIDE BACK FROM NEW JERSEY TO RETRIEVE THEM......AND HE TOOK A BAG OF POTATO CHIPS.

  I AM HOME NOW BUT ONLY FOR 30 MINUTES. I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO RECEIVE A BEER DELIVERY. I DECIDE TO STAY 2 HOURS AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I HEAD BACK HOME.  I THINK I ATE SOMETHING BUT I FORGET.

 I RETURN TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN LOADING IN BANDS. OF COURSE ALL 5 BANDS ARRIVE AT THE SAME TIME. IT IS BUSY ALL NIGHT AND THE BARTENDER RUNS. I COULD NOT FIND A COOK SO WE HAD DOUBLE DUTY.  EVERYONE IS SUPER COOL EXCEPT ONE GUY. I GET TO THAT SOON. THERE IS A GOOD CROWD AND LOTS OF ASS. WITH SO MANY GIRLS THIS MEANS ONE THING.....THEY NEED TO USE THE BATHROOM. SO WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG ?

 I AM AT THE DOOR AND CONGRESSMAN BRADY ENTERS WITH A PIECE OF ASS WOMEN. HE HAS TO BE A 100 AND SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS IN HER 30'S. I HOPE IT WAS HIS GRAND DAUGHTER OR SOMETHING. I ASK HIM WHAT BAND IS HE HERE TO SEE. HE SAYS SMARTY PANTS. I REPLY , " ARE YOU SURE ? THERE IS ONLY 2 THINGS WITH THIS BAND....YOU EITHER LIKE THEM OR YOU HATE THEM. THERE IS NO GREY AREA."  IT ENDS UP THE LEAD SINGER TEACHES HIM GUITAR LESSONS. THEIR FACES WERE HILARIOUS AS SMARTY PANTS FIRST SONG WAS " GUYS WITH BIG DICKS ". THE 2ND SONG WAS " HAND JOBS FOR THE BAND ". THIRD SONG WAS " YOUR MOM GIVES THE BEST HEAD. " I THOUGHT FOR SURE THEY LEAVE.

  THERE IS A GOOD SIZE CROWD AND A BEAUTIFUL GIRL COMES UP TO ME. I AM THINKING THIS GIRL SO WANTS ME. I MEAN I LOOK LIKE I AM IN CHARGE AND I THINK SHE SEES THIS. GIRLS LOVE GUYS WHO TAKE CHARGE. IN ANTICIPATION MY EYES LIGHT UP AS SHE APPROACHES. I AM THINKING I AM GOING TO SPIN THIS GIRL AROUND AND RIDE HER LIKE SECRETARIAT. SHE HAS RIPPED JEANS ON , SEMI HIGH HEALS , BELLY SHOWING , LONG HAIR , TITS HANGING OUT , AND SAYS.............." THE GIRLS BATHROOM IS FLOWING WITH WATER ON THE FLOOR. YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET A MOP AND CLEAN IT UP. " YEP....FROM KING TO JANITOR. SHE TURNS AWAY AND I WATCH HER ASS GO OUT OF MY LIFE. SHE WON'T BECOMING BACK.

 I SEE BOTH BATHROOMS ARE OVERFLOWING. THE MEN'S ROOM URINAL IS OVERFLOWING AND THE TOILET. I GRAB A MOP AND START CLEANING UP. I SQUEEGEE THE PISS WATER OUT INTO THE TOILET BOWL........WITH MY HANDS. YEP....FRIGGIN' DISGUSTING. I SEEN THIS PROBLEM BEFORE I KNOW WHAT IT IS. I DID NOT LEARN THE FIRST DAMN TIME. I INSTALLED BIG BLUE TABLETS IN THE TANKS OF BOTH TOILETS SO THE WATER IS BLUE AND GET CLEANED WITH EACH FLUSH. WELL , THIS GUNKY ASS TABLE DISSOLVES LIKE MUD , SEMEN , AND POOP. SO IT CLOGGED THE MAIN DRAIN. I KNEW I HAD A SERIOUS PROBLEM. WATER IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. I USE MY CRAPPY WET/DRY VAC , A MOP , AND A FAN.  I THINK I CLEARED IT BY PLUNGING ALL 3 URINALS.  BUT....I DIDN'T.  THIS IS AROUND 9PM.

  BY MIDNIGHT THE TOILETS OVERFLOW AGAIN. I NOW BLOCK THE ENTRANCES OF BOTH BATHROOMS WITH A LADDER AND OPEN UP THE BACK DOOR TO LET PEOPLE USE THE STORAGE ROOM BATHROOM. OH......MY.....GOD !!! THE STORAGE ROOM TOILET IS NOW LEAKING FROM THE BOTTOM AND WATER IS FLOWING UNDER THE DOOR ONTO OUR BACK LOT. I AM CLOSE TO LEAVING AND JUMPING IN THE CREEK IN THE BACK.

 I GET THE GIRLS BATHROOM WORKING SO NOW WE HAVE THAT AND THE OUTSIDE STORAGE ROOM.  I TAKE A BREAK IN THE BACK TO COOK FOOD ORDERS ( IT'S 1AM ) AND REPLACE THE CORD ON MY WET/DRY VAC THAT IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY.

  WE SCRAMBLE THROUGH THE NIGHT AND FINALLY GET THROUGH ALL THE BANDS. AT 1:30AM 20 PEOPLE WALK IN. AT 1:55AM 4 PEOPLE WALK IN. ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? THEY ARE ALL COOL AND SOME GIRLS TALK ABOUT THE PLAYOFF GAME BETWEEN THE EAGLES AND FALCONS LAST YEAR THEY ATTENDED. THEY WERE IN THE END ZONE WHERE THE FALCON'S RECEIVER DROPPED THE PASS AND MADE US WIN. I BROUGHT THE GIRLS A SHOT.

  TWO MORE THINGS AND BELIEVE ME THERE WERE ALOT MORE.

 ONE - I AM TALKING TO A PIECE OF ASS GIRL BY THE FRONT DOOR. SHE TELLS THE BARTENDER THAT SHE IS PREGNANT SO HER AND HER FRIEND WILL BE DRINKING WATER ALL NIGHT. I YELL TO THE BARTENDER ," WELP , COLLEGE GIRL , THAT'S NOT WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR. " SO WHAT DO I DO.....I MAKE IT A NO SMOKING NIGHT BECAUSE SHE IS PREGNANT. I ASK THE GIRLS TO GET THE ASHTRAYS IN THE MAIN ROOM WHILE I GET THE BAR TOP. THEY THANKED ME 20 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

 TWO - A YOUNG GUY COMES IN AND I ASK HIM IS HE IS HERE TO SEE A BAND. RIGHT OFF I FEEL FUCKING ATTITUDE. I AM IN NO MOOD FOR HIS SHIT AND MY HANDS SMELL LIKE PISS. HE TELLS ME HE IS HERE JUST FOR ONE SHOT. I SAY , " OH OKAY , I GOT YOUR COVER CHARGE THAN. " HE FUCKING SCUFFS AT ME LIKE I WAS A DICKHEAD. I WATCH THE GUY GO TO THE END OF THE BAR AND HUGS BAND MEMBERS OR FRIENDS OF THE BAND. THEY THANK HIM FOR SHOWING UP. THIS INFURIATES ME. I RHINO WALK THROUGH PEOPLE PUSHING EVERYONE TO ONE ASIDE LIKE GEORGE CASTANZA IN AN APARTMENT FIRE. I TELL THE DUDE , " HEY !!  $5 COVER CHARGE TONIGHT. " HIS FRIENDS GO ICE QUIET AND HE PAYS. HE TELLS ME HE IS IN A BAND ( AND I KNOW THE BAND VERY WELL  ) AND HAS BEEN DRINKING HERE SINCE HE WAS 11 YEARS OLD. I REPLY , " YOU'RE IN A BAND AND YOU LIE ABOUT PAYING A COVER CHARGE ? " I WAS INCENSED.

  I HAVE A COUPLE OF DRINKS ,TALK WITH THE SUPER LATE ARRIVERS , AND POST SOME CRAP ON FACEBOOK ABOUT THE NIGHT AND ME DRINKING.

 HEAD HOME AND CRASH. SO LOOKING FORWARD TO CLEANING THE TOILET PISS UP IN 3 BATHROOMS TOMORROW AND TRYING TO FIX EVERYTHING.

 SO.......HOW WAS YOUR DAY ?

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW SUNDAY AT 6PM. I WONDER WHAT I WILL TALK ABOUT ?

  SUNDAY    11 - 18 - 18

  OKAY SO I WENT ON A RANT YESTERDAY. I MEAN EVERYTHING IS HITTING ME AT ONCE. PUT IT THIS WAY , THE EAGLES LOSING DID NOT AFFECT ME AT ALL.  OH , IT WAS THE WORST LOST THE NEXT SEASON BY A SUPERBOWL TEAM IN HISTORY. OH , THE SAINTS SCORED THE MOST POINTS THEY EVER HAD IN THE 1ST QUARTER THIS SEASON.

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW HAS A HUGE TURNOUT. WE MUST THANK THE BANDS FOR PROMOTING ALL THEIR SHOWS AND MUSIC WITH US. WE ALSO SET A RECORD FOR MOST LISTENERS. I HAD A TOUGH WEEK WITH THINGS BREAKING SO THIS WAS A NICE AND WELCOMED RECEPTION. THE BANDS WHO TOOK THE TIME TO PROMOTE ALL THEIR SHOWS ARE RASAN IN THE HEYDAY , SPIT FIRE , RADIO TAG , MALPHAS , THIS KILLS ME , SMARTY PANTS , DEAD & FAMOUS ( BRENDON CAN'T DANCE ) , AND RAMBONE ( WINGS ONLY )

  WHAT A FUN NIGHT !!! THANK YOU !!  SHOW WILL BE UPDATED AND AIRED BY TOMORROW.

  SO , BACK TO MY DAY.

  WHEELS BEGINS PREPPING FOR COLLEGE VISITS AND A THANKSGIVING DINNER. SHE ALSO FINISHED OCTOBER BOOKS. THE NAIL WAS IN THE BLACK. YEAH.

  I AM STRESSED FROM ALL THE TOILETS GOING NIAGARA FALLS ON ME. I DECIDE TO HEAD TO THE NAIL 5 HOURS EARLIER THAN NORMAL TO FIX THESE PROBLEMS. MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME LOAD MY VAN.

  IT'S LITTLE BUT IT FELT GOOD. MAYBE THIS A PROMISING SIGN FOR A GOOD NIGHT. I STOP AT D.M.I. HARDWARE STORE. YESTERDAY I PURCHASED LONG BOLTS BUT I DID NOT USE THEM. THEY WERE $1.77 EACH BUT I FIGURED I JUST NEVER RETURN THEM UNLESS I HAPPENED TO BE STOPPING IN THERE AGAIN. WELL , I STOPPED TODAY TO PURCHASE 3 TOILET WAX SEALS. I OPEN THE BACK OF MY VAN AND FIND YESTERDAY'S PURCHASES OF THE BOLTS. I RETURN THEM AND BUY THE NEW SEALS. THE VERY NICE EMPLOYEE ( UNLIKE YESTERDAY ) GIGGLES AND SAYS , " WITH YOUR RETURNS YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CHARGED 88 CENTS. " I WAS GLAD I TOOK THE TIME TO RETURN THE ITEMS.

  AT THE NAIL I HAVE 2 THINGS TO DO......FIX THE TOILETS OR CLEAN & SET-UP FOR THE RADIO SHOW. I DECIDE TO CLEAN BECAUSE THE PLACE IS A MESS. I VACUUM , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , CLEAN THE BATHROOMS WITH BLEACH SINCE PEE AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE WAS ON THE FLOOR LAST NIGHT , AND DO THE REGISTERS. NEXT I SETUP THE RADIO SHOW. IN THE MEAN TIME I WANTED TO TRY ONE THING BEFORE I FIX THE TOILETS. IT WAS A LONG SHOT BUT I HAD TO TRY FIRST BEFORE DOING 3 HOURS OF WORK. I FIND A GALLON OF LIQUID PLUMBER IN  MY BASEMENT. THE MEN'S BATHROOM CAUSED ALL THE OVERFLOWING SO I POUR ALL OF IT INTO THE URINAL , THE TOILET TANK AND DIRECTLY UNDER THE FLAPPER , AND IN THE TOILET BOWL ITSELF. I LET ALL THAT LIQUID PLUMBER MARINATE FOR 4 HOURS WHILE I CLEAN AND PREP FOR THE RADIO SHOW.

 I FINALLY FINISH EVERYTHING BY 4PM AND MAN DID I RUN OUT OF STEAM. I STILL HAD TO DO A 2 HOUR RADIO SHOW. I AM HOPING MY LITTLE LIQUID PLUMBER IDEA WOULD WORK. I GO INTO THE MEN'S BATHROOM AND TAKE A KNEE. I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER TO THE TOILET GODS , BLESS MYSELF , AND PULL THE HANDLE. THE WATER FLUSHES PROPERLY. I DO THIS WITH ALL OUR TOILETS AND THEY ARE ALL WORKING FINE.....FOR NOW. I AM SO RELIEVED. A HOST HELPS ME FINISH SETTING UP THE SHOW AND WE START AT HALFTIME OF THE EAGLES GAME. I SAID IF THE EAGLES ARE IN THE GAME WE WOULD START THE SHOW LATER. I PREDICTED A 31 - 3 HALFTIME SCORE AND WAS PRETTY DAMN CLOSE. WE START THE SHOW.

  THE HOST AND I SHARE TEXTS FROM OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO WERE KINDA PISSED ABOUT OUR EAGLES GETTING THRASHED. ONE GOOD TEXT  WAS , " WE SHOULD PUNT ON FIRST DOWN ".

  AFTER THE SHOW THE HOSTS BUY ME A BEER AND WE RECEIVE A VERY NICE APPLAUSE. IT WAS A GOOD FEELING. A FUN SHOW AND THIS TURNED OUT TO BE A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT.

  I GIVE A HOST A RIDE HOME AND I SETTLE IN WITH A LARGE BLUE MOON AND ONE BRANDY. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " RAY DONOVAN " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT EXCEPT FOR ONE THING......I FELL ASLEEP FOR 20 MINUTES OF THE SHOW. I TELL WHEELS AND MY KIDS NEVER TO WAKE ME UP BECAUSE SLEEP IS A RARE THING FOR ME. I WILL RE-WATCH IT TOMORROW.

  I HUG MY YOUNGEST 10 TIMES DURING THE DAY AND ONE MORE AT NIGHT. I GO TO BED.

  I LOST ALL MY CURRENT EMAILS. THAT KINDA SUCKS. I FELT BAD BUT NOT UNTIL I GOOGLED IT. ONE GUY HAD 127,000 EMAILS FLOOD HIS ACCOUNT. I ONLY HAD ABOUT 4,000. THIS HACKER IS REALLY PLAYING WITH US.

 ** THE NEXT DAY ** ( MONDAY ) - UP AT 4AM I START MY WEBSITE , BLOGGING , EMAILS , CHANGING A HACKED UBER ACCOUNT ( AGAIN ) , AND SETTLE IN FOR THE MORNING. MY ELDEST WALKS IN AT 5AM. THE KID GIGGLES AS I AM IN NOTHING BUT BOXER SHORTS. I GIGGLE BECAUSE I SAY , " SEE YA TONIGHT " AS THE KID GOES UPSTAIRS TO BED.

   MONDAY    11 - 19 - 18

  " GO , GO , GO , GO , GO............GO GET HIM. "  OK , SO I SAY THIS TO MY DOG OVER 10,000 TIMES WHEN LETTING HER OUT TO RUN IN THE BACK YARD OR DO THE BATHROOM THING. IF I SEE A SQUIRREL , RABBIT , CAT , OR ANY ANIMAL ON OUR PROPERTY I YELL AS THE PUP IS BEING LET OUT........." GO , GO , GO , GO , GO !! GO GET ( INSERT ANIMAL ).  THE DOG ALSO CHASES AIRPLANES. ANYWAY , THE DOG HAS NEVER CAUGHT ANY ANIMALS OR PLANES IN OUR BACK YARD. I MEAN NOT EVEN CLOSE. RABBITS RUN CIRCLES AROUND HER , PLANES ARE TOO HIGH , AND SQUIRRELS CLIMB UP ANYTHING CLOSE. THE DOG NEVER HAS A CHANCE BUT I THINK IT IS CUTE WHEN WE JOKE WITH THE PUP ABOUT HOW SHE " ALMOST " GOT THAT RABBIT OR WHATEVER. SHE COMES BACK ALWAYS PROUD EVEN THOUGH NOTHING WAS CLOSE TO BEING CAPTURED.......UNTIL TODAY.

  I GO TO A SIDE JOB AND WHEELS HELPS ME LOAD A 30' LADDER ON MY 1984 MINIVAN. IT IS PACKED WITH TOOLS. I ARRIVE AT THE JOB SITE AND MY FIRST PRIORITY IS TO CLEAN OUT DRAINS ON THE ROOF OF A LARGE COMMERCIAL BUILDING. I SET-UP THE LADDER AND RUN THREE 100' ELECTRIC EXTENSION CORDS. I CLIMB UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF WITH A LEAF BLOWER AND 2 BLACK RUBBER GLOVES THAT GO TO MY ELBOWS.  I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES ON THE ROOF AND I UTILIZED THIS GOOD WEATHER PERFECTLY. I ALSO TOOK PICTURES FOR THE COMPANY SO THEY COULD SEE HOW BAD DRAINS WERE CLOGGED WITH WET LEAVES ALONG WITH A COMPRESSOR FROZEN UP. THERE WERE ACTUALLY FLOWERS GROWING ON THE ROOF ON CARPET DIRT BEDDING. I JUST PEELED IT RIGHT UP AND THREW IT OFF THE ROOF. I TRIED TO HIT GRASS OR FLOWER BEDS BELOW AND THE SECRETARY SAID , " ALLS WE COULD SEE IS LARGE CLUMPS OF DIRT FLYING OFF THE ROOF PAST OUR WINDOWS. "

  I FINISH UP AND I WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED GETTING ON AND OFF THE ROOF VIA MY LADDER 20 FEET UP. IN HINDSIGHT I SHOULD OF SECURED IT A LITTLE BETTER.  INSIDE THE BUILDING I REPLACE LIGHTS AND FIX A TOILET HANDLE THAT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY COOL. THE HANDLE HAD PINS TO RELEASE AND YOU COULD ANGLE THE ARM ANYWAY YOU LIKE. GETTING CLOSE TO THE TOILET TANK'S FLAPPER WAS VERY EASY WITH THIS INVENTIVE DEVICE.

  I HEAD HOME AND WHEN ARRIVING I ASK WHEELS TO HELP ME GET THE LADDER OFF THE ROOF OF THE VAN. EVERY TIME I GO OUTSIDE I PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS HAVE THE PUP COME WITH ME.  BEFORE THE DOG IS AT THE END OF THE PATIO I SEE A YOUNG BLACK CAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YARD. I WHISPER TO THE PUP , " GO , GO , GO , GO , GO ". THE DOG KNOWS WHAT THIS MEANS AND INSTANTLY TAKES OFF. WHEELS AND I WATCH AND GIGGLE BECAUSE WE KNOW THE DOG WILL NEVER GET CLOSE TO THE CAT. SHE NEVER DOES.  WELL , BOTH OF US PANIC AS WE WATCH THE CAT MAKE A BAD DECISION. IT TRIES TO CLIMB OUR FENCE BUT IT HAS FLOWERY PLANTS ALL OVER IT TO BLOCK IT. THAT ONE PAUSE COST THE CAT TIME. IT REASSESSES AND TRIES TO GO THROUGH OUR HEDGES. BUT ..........THE PUP CAUGHT UP AND CRABS THE MIDDLE OF THE CAT WITH HER MOUTH AND LAUNCHES IT LIKE A RAG DOLL.  BOTH WHEELS AND I YELL OUT TOGETHER , " OH GOD NOOOOOOOOO !! "  WE BOTH PUT OUR HANDS TO OUR MOUTHS LIKE WE WERE BITING OUR FINGERS AS THE CAT GOES FLYING BACKWARDS. THE CAT LANDS ON ITS SIDE AND FLIPS UP TO ITS FEET. YEP , CATS DON'T ALWAYS LAND ON THEIR FEET. IT TAKES OFF THROUGH THE HEDGES WITH LITTLE CHASE FROM OUR PUP. THE GOOD THING HERE IS THE CAT WAS NOT INJURED AND OUR PUP KINDA GAVE IT A GRAB LIKE A LION MOTHER CARRYING HER KITTEN.  WHEELS AND I GIGGLE FOR THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS THE DOG EVER CAUGHT AN ANIMAL.

  WE GO BACK INSIDE AFTER WE UNLOAD MY TOOLS AND LADDER. THE PUP SMELLS THE CAT'S TRACKS FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND WE ALL HEAD INSIDE.

  EDIT AND UPLOAD THE RADIO SHOW.

  I POSTED ABOUT HOW I TURNED A NIGHT INTO A NON-SMOKING NIGHT FOR A BEAUTIFUL GIRL WHO WAS PREGNANT. THE POST MUST OF HAD 200 LIKES , WONDERFUL COMMENTS , AND SHARES. I LOOK AT THE " SHARES " AND OF COURSE THERE IS ONE GUY WHO IS A DEPUTY DOWNER. IN A " SHARED " POSTED HE SAYS , " FUCK HER !! SHE KNOWS SHE IS GOING TO A BAR THAT HAS DRINKING AND SMOKING. SHE SHOULD NOT EXPECT OTHERS TO " COWTOW ". FUCK THAT !! "

   YEP 200 PEOPLE AND THERE'S ALWAYS ONE ASSHOLE.

 I WAS GOING TO REPLY BUT I DID NOT. BUT.....IF I DID REPLY IT WOULD BE , " MAN YOU'RE AN ANGRY DUDE. FIRST , WHAT THE HELL IS " COWTOW " ? REALLY , WHAT THE FUCK IS A COWTOW ? ANYWAY , SECOND , THE 2 GIRLS FULLY EXPECTED TO ENDURE THE SMOKING NIGHT AND LEAVE AFTER THEIR COUSINS BANDS WERE DONE PERFORMING. THEY DID NOT EXCEPT ANYTHING OR ANY COWTOWING FROM ANYONE. COWTOW ?? I STEPPED UP WHEN I OVERHEARD THE GIRLS TALKING ABOUT HER PREGNANCY.  STOP JERKING OFF 3 TIMES A DAY , GET A JOB , MOVE OUT OF GRANDMOM'S HOUSE , AND BE NICE. "

  THIS IS OUR WORLD. THERE IS ALWAYS ONE PERSON THAT SEES THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN MOST.

  I AM TIRED AND LAY DOWN ON THE COUCH TO COWTOW. I ASK WHEELS TO WAKE ME UP AT 7PM. I AM HAVE TO PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT WORK. WHEELS SAYS , " YOU KNOW IT IS 6:45. " SO MUCH FOR TAKING A NAP.

  OFF TO GET MY KID AT CARLINO'S. SOMETIMES THEY GIVE OUT FREE FOOD BECAUSE OF MIS-ORDERS OR COWTOWS. THE KID IS GLEAMING AS SHE GOT A PIECE OF PUMPKIN SPICE PIE SOMETHING SOMETHING CAKE. SHE SAID IT WAS AWESOME.

  I DROP HER OFF AT HOME AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I MEET SOME REALLY NICE FIRST TIMERS AT THE NAIL AND THEY TAKE SOME VACATION FLYERS. THE GIRL WAS GETTING MARRIED THIS WEEKEND TO A MILITARY GUY. OH , OF COURSE I TALKED ABOUT WHEELSTOCK , COWTOWING , AND BUILDING THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE ALONG WITH REMODELING THE CONDO.

  SPEAKING OF THE CONDO. WE ARE DOING A HALF A MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT AND NOT ONCE WAS OUR CONDO UNIT MENTIONED SINCE OCTOBER 1ST WHEN CONSTRUCTION STARTED.....UNTIL TODAY. THE DESCRIPTION . " UNIT 1 AND 2 HAVE ROTTING MOLD AND DETERIORATION UNDER THE WINDOWS. WE ASSUME UNIT 3 WILL HAVE THE SAME COWTOW TOO. THEY WORK ON IT TOMORROW. ( NICE......WE GOT A MENTION )

 76ERS WIN AGAINST THE WORST TEAM IN THE MBA. THE ONLY TEAM TO BE UNDEFEATED AT HOME WITH A COWTOW RECORD OF 9 - 0.

  ANYONE WATCH CHIEFS VS RAMS ?.........DAMN THAT WAS SOME SERIOUS COWTOWING. 54 - 51 RAMS.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS. I HAVE ONE BEER AND CAN NOT HAVE ANOTHER SO I CHANGE TO SALTLESS PEANUTS ( BLOW ) AND GIN WITH LIME SELTZER SODA. WE WATCH A LITTLE TV BUT I GET COWTOWED.

  WHEELS TOOK MY BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT WAS 160 OVER 130. I AM NOT SURE IF THAT IS GOOD FOR A HUMAN BUT IT IS NORMAL FOR A COWTOW.

 TUESDAY      11 - 20 - 18

 3 DAYS , 3 SIDE JOBS.

 I GREET MY ELDEST COMING IN AT 5AM. THE KID IS GOING TO BED AND I AM JUST GETTING UP.

 OFF TO SOUTH PHILLY TO VISIT 2 AUNTS AND A COUSIN. WE HAVE A VERY NICE LUNCH AND HANG OUT.  AFTER THE MEAL I DRIVE WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS AND RETURN TO MY AUNT'S HOUSE. BACK THERE I SHAVE DOWN A DOOR , PREP A SINK EDGE FOR CAULKING , AND FIX A CABLE TV REMOTE. THERE WERE SOME OTHER LITTLE THINGS TOO.

 I PICK UP WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST BUT NOT AT THE UNIVERSITY BECAUSE TRAFFIC IS UN-F'N-BELIEVABLE. I ASK THEM TO WALK 2 BLOCKS TO GET AWAY FROM BROAD STREET WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS. I GET FORCED TO GO THE WRONG DIRECTION DUE TO PHILLY'S WONDERFUL ONE WAY SYSTEM OF STREETS. I ASK THEM TO WALK ANOTHER 2 BLOCKS. IN THIS HORRENDOUS TRAFFIC I WAS CONTENT IN MAKING IT HOME IT ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 DAMN........HAD A HOOK-UP TO SEE NEW QUEEN MOVIE WITH ALL 4 OF US BUT DUE TO PHILLY TRAFFIC WE COULD NOT MAKE THE SHOW'S TIME.

  WE SETTLE IN WITH LEFTOVERS FOR DINNER AND WE WATCH A MOVIE.  IT WAS VERY GOOD AND I FORGOT I WAS A BIG FAN OF HERCULE POROIT. HE IS A FICTIONAL CHARACTER IN THE AGATHA CHRISTIE BOOKS AS A SUPER SLEUTH. A CROSS BETWEEN MONK AND SHERLOCK HOLMES. THE MOVIE WAS " MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS " AND IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED. UP AT 3AM BECAUSE OF PUP BARKING AND THAN UP AGAIN AT 5AM BECAUSE MY KID WASN'T HOME YET.

  6AM I GO BACK TO BED.

  WEDNESDAY      11 - 21 - 18

 OH......MY.......GOD.............I JUST CAN'T TAKE THIS. ALWAYS FIGHTING 3 FRONTS AT ONCE. ANOTHER DAY AND NIGHT THAT JUST GETS CRAPPIER ( LITERALLY ) AS THE DAY WENT.  HERE WE GO.

  FAMILY ARRIVES AND A BROTHER-IN-LAW WILL BE STAYING WITH US FOR 4 DAYS. WE PREP OUR BASEMENT LIKE AN APARTMENT AND SHOOT SOME POOL FOR AN HOUR OR SO.

 WHEELS HEADS TO ANOTHER UNIVERSITY AND OUR YOUNGEST SEEMS TO LIKE THIS THE MOST SO FAR.  THE SCHOOL IS MOORE COLLEGE. IT IS A VERY PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOL.

 I CHILL FOR ALITTLE BIT FOR I HAVE A LONG NIGHT AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". IT WAS GOOD.

 SO NOW I HEAD TO THE NAIL. THIS IS WHERE THE INCREDIBLE STORIES HAPPEN. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD. I MEAN DOES SHIT HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE LIKE THIS ?!!??!!?? 

 - ARRIVE AND BEGIN TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I ARRIVED EARLIER WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND WE GOT A LOT DONE.  I AM HERE AGAIN AND THE FIRST BAND ARRIVES. SOME PEOPLE ARRIVE TOO. THE BARTENDER AND BACK -UP BARTENDER/COOK SHOW UP. BY 9PM THE NAIL IS HAVING A GOOD NIGHT.

 - I AM HAVING A GOOD TIME PLAYING WITH THE PATRONS AND THE BARTENDER WHO IS ADORABLE. THE BAND KISSING THE KLEPTO ALWAYS BRINGS A GOOD CROWD AND WOMEN.......A TON OF GOOD LOOKING GIRLS. I FEEL OLD ( THAT STATEMENT WILL COME BACK TO ME ). THE BAND PLAYS AND OUR PLACE IS FILLING UP.

 - SO FAR SO GOOD RIGHT ? WELL , YOU SEE , THIS IS MY LIFE AND EVERYTHING I DO HAS TO COME 10X'S HARDER THAN A NORMAL PERSON. MY WHOLE LIFE HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS.

 - THE FIRST BAND IS PLAYING AND I SEE A BOTTLE OF WINE ON THE SHELF OF THE STAGE BY THE LEAD SINGER. I SAY TO OUR 2ND BARTENDER , " MAN , I HOPE THERE IS NO ALCOHOL IN THAT. " WELL , AFTER THEIR SET I ASK HIM. HE SHRUGS HIS SHOULDERS AND I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. I LET THEM LOAD OUT AND WHEN THEY WERE DONE I DO NOT LET THE LEAD SINGER BACK IN. I TOLD HIM IT WAS HIS PENANCE FOR JEOPARDIZING MY LIQUOR LICENSE AND I ALSO SAID , " WHAT IS EVERYONE DID THAT ? ". HE APOLOGIZE , SHOOK MY HAND , AND LEFT.

 - SO WHAT ELSE COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG ? THE PEOPLE START POURING IN AND A 3RD BARTENDER WHO WAS THEIR WITH HER BOYFRIEND HELPS OUT FOR A SOLID HOUR.  THE PLACE IS FILLING UP......AND SO IT SOMETHING ELSE. OUR DAMN BATHROOMS AGAIN.

 - FOR THE 2ND TIME IN A WEEK OUR MAIN 2 BATHROOMS START OVERFLOWING. I USE A LADDER TO BLOCK THE AREA WITH A SIGN AND FORCE PEOPLE TO USE THE OUTSIDE STORAGE ROOM. I AM JUST AMAZED HOW MANY PEOPLE COULD NOT FIGURE OUT THERE WAS A BATHROOM JUST INCHES FROM OUR BACK POOL TABLE DOOR. SOME PEOPLE JUST COULDN'T FIGURE IT OUT.  I AM FIGHTING THE OVERFLOWING WATER IN BOTH BATHROOMS. REMEMBER NOW , WE ARE PRETTY PACKED. I USE A MOP AND WET/DRY VAC.  I AM SO BUMMING OUT.

 - 2 BARTENDERS COME IN AND HELP THE MAIN BARTENDER.  WE NOW HAVE 4 GIRLS HELPING OUT AND 3 ARE COLLEGE STUDENTS. I LOVE I HAVE ALL COLLEGE GIRLS WORKING. I GIVE UP THE DOOR AND MOVE TO BATHROOM DUTY. I HAVE THE WOMEN'S ROOM GOING AT ABOUT 25%. THIS TOILET CAN BE USED MAYBE EVERY 5-10 MINUTES. I INSPECT THE TOILET AFTER EACH USE AND SOMETIMES I HAD TO REMOVE GLOBS OF TOILET PAPER. YEP........I WAS SCOOPING OUT PEE TOILET PAPER.

 - I AM GOING BACK AND FORTH FROM OUR MAIN BATHROOMS TO OUR STORAGE ROOM DIRECTING PEOPLE. MOST PEOPLE GET IT....BUT SOME ARE IDIOTS. 2 GIRLS ARE WONDERING AROUND THE BACK LOT AFTER I TOLD THEM , " GO OUT THE DOOR AND ON THE IMMEDIATE LEFT IS ANOTHER DOOR. THAT IS THE BATHROOM. " THEY FUCKING WONDERED AROUND LIKE DUMBASSES. I REPEATEDLY TOLD THEM WHERE THE BATHROOM WAS AND POINTED SO MUCH THEY MOCKED ME AND POINTED BACK AT ME AND SAID ," IS THIS WHERE THE BATHROOM IS ? RIGHT THERE ?IS THIS THE BATHROOM ? RIGHT HERE ? " IF THEY WEREN'T PIECES OF ASS I WOULD OF THROWN THEM OUT.

 - OK....SEE THE PICTURE HERE? ME GOING BACK AND FORTH HERDING PEOPLE TO THE OUTSIDE STORAGE BATHROOM AND ONE AT A TIME EVERY 10 MINUTES FOR THE INSIDE GIRL'S BATHROOM. THAN AN IDIOT.

 - A BIG GUY WITH A GIGANTIC YELLOW JACKET ON AND LOOKS LIKE COACH PEDERSON OF THE EAGLES. HE TRIES TO GO BY THE LADDER WEDGED BETWEEN THE BATHROOMS WITH A LARGE NOTE ON IT SAYING " BATHROOMS OUT OF ORDER. USE BATHROOM TO THE RIGHT.......WITH AN ARROW POINTING TOWARDS OUR STORAGE ROOM BATHROOM. I SWEAR TO CHRIST HE COULD NOT FIGURE THIS OUT. I ACTUALLY PICKED UP THE LADDER AND TILTED IT TO SHOW HIM THE SIGN BETTER. I EXPLAINED 2 MORE TIMES THAT THE BATHROOMS WERE DOWN. I FINALLY GET HIM OVER TO THE POOL TABLE AND HE IS STILL CONFUSED WHERE THE OUTSIDE BATHROOM IS. I HATE USING THIS WORD BUT HE WAS RETARDED. I WAS GETTING SO PISSED. THIS GUY WILL COME INTO PLAY AGAIN.

 - THE NIGHT CONTINUES ON AS I PATROL AND HERD PEOPLE. THE PLACE IS PACKED WITH MORE GIRLS THAN GUYS. ALL OF THEM IN THEIR 20'S.....ALL OF THEM NEEDING TO USE THE BATHROOM. I FIGHT THE BATTLE WHILE 4 FEMALE BARTENDERS SERVE DRINKS AND FOOD.

 - I SEE THE BIG YELLOW GUY AGAIN STANDING IN THE DOORWAY OF THE POOL TABLE EXIT. I KNOW HE IS AN IDIOT SO SOMETHING MUST BE GOING ON. I MAKE SURE AFTER EACH USE OUR STORAGE ROOM DOOR IS OPEN SO PEOPLE SEE IT MUCH EASIER TO FIND THIS " LOST " TOILET. I GO OUTSIDE AND THEIR IS A GUY PEEING ON OUR WALL. I YELL OUT , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?? THE BATHROOM IS 3 FEET OVER HERE. " THE YOUNG KID CAN'T STOP PEEING AND GUESS WHO'S SON IT IS ??.....FUCKING BIG BIRD'S. I YELL AT HIM TO GET INSIDE AND THE STUPID DAD TELLS ME NOT TO YELL AT HIS SON. I TELL THE DAD I NEED TO TALK TO HIM OUTSIDE. HIM AND I WERE GOING FOR A WALK. HE IS TWICE MY SIZE BUT I DID EVERYTHING IN MY POWER FROM NOT LAYING HIM OUT. I SO WANTED TO PUNCH HIS STUPID BEWILDERING FACE FROM YELLOW TO BLACK AND BLUE FOR BEING SUCH A FUCKING NUISANCE ALL NIGHT.  HE TELLS ME ," IT IS YOUR FAULT FOR NOT HAVING WORKING BATHROOMS. THAT IS WHY MY SON IS PEEING OUTSIDE. " I RESPOND , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! THERE IS A FUCKING TOILET 3 FEET FROM HIS COCK !!!! " I TELL HIM TO JUST LEAVE AND NOW I AM IN HIS FACE. UNBELIEVABLY ,  THE DRUNK SON HELPS ME ESCORT BIG BIRD OUT THE DOOR. I AM AMAZED HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE. YOU SEE WE ARE FIGHTING THESE STUPID BATHROOMS FOR THE LAST 3 HOURS AND HE CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT AND GO WITH THE PROGRAM LIKE EVERY ONE ELSE. OH MY GOD I AM FIRED UP.

 - OH , OUR 1ST PATRON IS AN ADORABLE VERY SHY GIRL. I SERVE HER A SODA AND SHE SAYS SHE IS STRESSED OUT FROM COLLEGE TESTING. I ASK HER WHERE SHE GOES AND SHE RESPONDS ," MOORE COLLEGE ". I RESPOND , " YOU AND I ARE GOING TO TALK. "  SHE IS A CUTE GIRL AND VERY SHY. I EXPLAIN TO HER ABOUT MY YOUNGEST JUST VISITING MOORE COLLEGE TODAY AND SHE REALLY LIKED IT. LATER I HAD THE 2 TALK FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

  WE NOW HAVE 6 OF US CLEANING UP AND PREPPING FOR CLOSING. THEY DO A GREAT JOB AND I LET THEM ALL LEAVE EARLY AND GO TO ANOTHER BAR. I HAVE TO THANK OUR BARTENDER AND HER BOYFRIEND FOR TAKING MY YOUNGEST HOME TOO.

  THE 76ERS AGAIN GET A BIG LEAD AND BLOW IT. BUT....THEY HUNG ON FOR A 1 POINT WIN. FLYERS BLOW.

  THEY ROLL OUT AND I STAY ANOTHER 40 MINUTES TO FINALIZE EVERYTHING. ON THE WAY HOME I DECIDE TO STOP AT OUR LOCAL PUB A BLOCK FROM OUR HOUSE. I AM A CELEBRITY WHEN I WALK IN. I BEGIN BUYING ROUNDS FOR THE GIRL BARTENDERS THAT WORKED FOR ME AND PEOPLE I KNOW THERE. I PUT A $100 ON THE BAR AND THE DRINKS START FLOWING.  MANY PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND TALK. ALL WERE POLITE. THAN ONE LADY JUST STARES AT ME. I WALK OVER TO HER AND SAY , " I SEE YOU'RE STARING AT ME SO I HAVE TO COME OVER TO ASK WHY ? " THE WOMAN RESPONDS , " I WAS JUST WONDERING WHY SO MANY PEOPLE ARE TALKING TO YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE SO OLD. "

 YEP , THAT IS HOW MY NIGHT ENDED.

  THURSDAY     11 - 22 - 18 ( HAPPY THANKSGIVING )

  SO HOW WAS YOUR DAY ?

  I TAKE A RIDE WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW TO LOWES. I NEED SOME LIQUID PLUMBER TO TRY TO CLEAR OUR BATHROOM DRAINS.  JUST ONE PROBLEM.......THEY WERE CLOSED. I CALL HOME DEPOT.....CLOSED. I DRIVE BY D.M.I. HARDWARE......CLOSED.

  WE STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO PICK UP TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR A THANKSGIVING GET TOGETHER. A QUICK HELLO AND WE LOAD UP THE VAN.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WE TRASH A LARGE TV FROM MY BEDROOM THAT BROKE LAST NIGHT. WE BEGIN PREPPING THE BAR. ABOUT 30 MINUTES IN I SEE SPARKS FLYING FROM OUR VACUUM. I RUN FROM BEHIND THE BAR AND UNPLUG IT. THE WIRE WAS STEPPED ON WHILE IN USE AND PULLED IT FROM THE VACUUM'S HOUSING. I GET MY TOOLS OUT AND RE-WIRE IT. WE BEGIN CLEANING AGAIN AND THE VACUUM SHUTS DOWN A 2ND TIME. I SPEND TIME CLEANING A SUPER DIRTY BEATER BAR AND RE-WIRE IT AGAIN. IT DOES NOT WORK. WE THROW IT OUT IN THE DUMPSTER. I REALLY LIKED THAT VACUUM.

  I FIND SOME LIQUID PLUMBER AND FILL THE TOILETS. I LET THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN.

 YEP.....2 THINGS BROKE AND IT IS NOT EVEN NOON YET. SHOULD BE ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY FOR ONE MORE THING TO BREAK.

  ROLL HOME AND I TAKE A NAP. I CAN'T KEEP MY EYES OPEN. A QUICK 20 MINUTE SIESTA AND IT IS OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR A THANKSGIVING DINNER.  A COUPLE OF THINGS WENT WRONG.....WHY SHOULDN'T IT ? FIRST A FAMILY MEMBER ORDERED 6 MEALS FOR OUR DINNER TO BE CATERED. THE CATERER SHOWS UP AND DROPS OFF ONE MEAL. YEP , OUR FAMILY MEMBER WATCHED THE NICE WOMAN GO BACK TO HER CAR THINKING SHE IS GOING TO RETURN WITH 5 MORE MEALS. THE WOMAN DROVE AWAY.......SHE WON'T BE COMING BACK.

 I SETTLE IN AND HAVE A VODKA / CRANBERRY. MY ELDEST SAYS THE BOTTLE LOOKS OLD. I CHECK THE DATE AND IT SAYS " USE BY MARCH 2017 ". I SWITCH TO RED WINE.

 SO WE HAVE TO SCRAMBLE A BIT SO EVERYONE HELPS PEEL POTATOES , EAT SHRIMP , AND PREP THE TABLE. IT TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY NICE DINNER ESPECIALLY WITH A SMALL TV IN THE KITCHEN / DINETTE AREA TO WATCH THE FOOTBALL GAME. IT WAS MUTED. I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT , " THANK YOU COWGIRLS FOR BEATING THE REDSKINS. "  THE NEXT 3 GAMES ARE CRUCIAL FOR OUR EAGLES.....ALL DIVISION OPPONENTS. I FEEL WE WILL WIN NONE.

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " OUTLANDER ". IT WAS OKAY AT BEST. I HAVE SOME GIN WITH LIME SODA WATER. IT IS SO FRIGGIN' GOOD.......SAID NO ONE EVER.

  I GET A CALL FROM THE BAR AND OUR REGISTER IS NOT WORKING. ANNNNNNNNNNND THERE IS THE 3RD THING BROKEN TODAY. I ASK THE BARTENDER TO " GOOGLE " TO PROBLEM AND I WILL DO THE SAME AT HOME. I CALL BACK IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER AND NONE OF OUR IDEAS WORK UNTIL I SAY , " YOU KNOW WHAT ? UNPLUG THE MACHINE FOR A MINUTE. " THE MACHINE REBOOTS AND WORKS.

 I HEAD TO BED PRETTY TIRED BUT NOT BEFORE PROGRAMMING A REMOTE FOR MY SMALLER TV HANGING ON A WALL. THE TV IS TINY COMPARED TO THE ONE I HAD AND IS NOW SITTING IN OUR DUMPSTER WITH MY VACUUM.

 I PROGRAM MY FIOS REMOTE AND HEAD TO BED. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND FALL ASLEEP. MY DOG WAKES ME UP AROUND 3AM BUT I QUICKLY FALL BACK ASLEEP AGAIN.

  FRIDAY     11 - 23 - 18

 SO , HOW'S YOUR DAY ?

  I GO TO HOME DEPOT AND BUY 4 GALLONS OF LIQUID PLUMBER , SOME DRIVEWAY LIGHTS , AND A ROLL OF BLACK GORILLA TAPE. I FORGOT THE GORILLA TAPE IN THE CART'S BASKET. WELP , THERE'S A $17 GIFT TO WHOEVER USED MY CART FROM THE PARKING LOT.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND USE PALMOLIVE SOAP AND HOT WATER. I FILL A BUCKET UP FROM OUR KITCHEN SINK AND MICROWAVE PITCHERS OF HOT SOAPY WATER. I PLUNGE TOILETS BUT WATER IS NOW RUNNING UNDERNEATH THE BASE. I DECIDE TO LET THE LIQUID PLUMBER DO ITS JOB AND RETURN 4 HOURS LATER. THIS WAS A BAD DECISION.

 AT HOME WHEELS AND HER MOM MAKE 22 POUNDS OF MASHED POTATOES.  IT IS ROUGHLY A POUND A PERSON FOR A DINNER TOMORROW.

  WHEELS RETURNS HER BROTHER TO HIS HOME. I GO DOWN MY BASEMENT AND FIX A REALLY GOOD VACUUM CLEANER FOR THE NAIL.  I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE ONLY THING I NEEDED TO FIX TODAY. WELP I WAS WRONG.....ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.

  I RETURN TO THE NAIL ABOUT 2 HOURS BEFORE BANDS LOAD-IN. ALL SINKS AND TOILETS ARE NOT DRAINING. I USE A 25 FOOT ELECTRIC SNAKE , PLUNGE , AND MORE HOT SOAPY WATER.  NOTHING IS WORKING. I CALL A FRIEND IN AND WE PICK UP HIS MASSIVE SNAKE MACHINE. THE COILS ARE 10 FOOT LONG EACH AND THICK. WE HAVE EIGHT 10 FOOT COILS. I REMOVED A TOILET AND WE BEGIN SNAKING THE BEJEUS OUT OF THE MAIN DRAIN. BANDS AND PEOPLE ARRIVE. ONE BAND TELLS ME IT IS GOING TO BE A PACKED HOUSE. I CALL IN A DOORMAN , A 2ND BARTENDER , AND PUSH ALL PEOPLE TO USE THE OUTSIDE STORAGE ROOM BATHROOM.........AGAIN. THE BARTENDER DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB OF DOING THE DOOR AND BARTENDING UNTIL HELP ARRIVED.

 ONE MORE THING - MY ELECTRIC SNAKE WAS ICED UP AT THE END FROM BEING IN A BUCKET OF WATER OUTSIDE. THIS WAS FUN CLEANING AND DE-ICING.

 ONE MORE THING - THE BIG ELECTRIC SNAKE WE PICKED UP HAS THE COILS STORED IN CAR TIRES. THERE WAS MUD AND FROZEN ICE IN THEM. THESE WERE FUN TO DE-ICE AND CLEAN WHILE USING. OH MY GOD WHAT A NIGHT.

 ONE MORE THING - IT WAS FUN LOADING THIS MASSIVE MACHINE AND 2 CAR TIRES WHILE I HAD A SHITLOAD OF TABLES AND CHAIRS IN MY VAN.

  THIS MASSIVE MACHINE NEEDS SPACE AND WE HERD PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE BAR FOR ITS RUNS HALFWAY TO THE FRONT DOOR. I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK AND IS A HELLISH SEEN. THE DRAINS ARE NOT MOVING AT ALL. THE WHOLE BUILDING HAS NO DRAINING WATER EXCEPT FOR THE OUTSIDE BATHROOM. BY 10PM WE CALL IN A PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER WITH A CAMERA AND ALL THE RIGHT MACHINES. WE WILL MEET TOMORROW AT 9AM.

  ONE BAND WANTED TO DO A DOUBLE SET BUT I ENDED THE NIGHT. THEIR BIG CROWD WAS 4 PEOPLE. WE HAD NO DRAINING WATER AND AN EXTREMELY SLOW NIGHT. ONE IDIOT WANTED HIS $5 COVER CHARGE BACK BECAUSE HE DID GET TO SEE 2 SETS. I TOLD HIM ITS THE BANDS MONEY AND THE BAND HEARD ME. THIS MOTORCYCLE GUY WAS REAL TOUGH TO THE GIRL BARTENDER WHEN WANTING HIS MONEY BACK.......UNTIL I STEPPED IN. AGAIN THERE IS ALWAYS WA=ONE FUCKING IDIOT WHO CAN NOT SEE HIS SURROUNDINGS. WE GOT TOOLS AND SHIT ALL OVER AN NO ONE IS HERE.

  FOR PEOPLE'S INCONVENIENCE I BOUGHT ROUNDS OF BOOZE AND TERIYAKI WINGS WHICH WERE AWESOME. I ALSO GAVE OPEN BAR TO MY FRIEND AND DOORMAN WHO HELPED ME. I ALSO BUY MULTIPLE ROUNDS FOR THE BAND AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.

 MY FRIENDS LEAVE AND I GET EVERYONE OUT. I HAD 2 MORE ROUNDS OF DRINKS THAT I REGRET. I AM JUST SICK OF DRINKING LATELY.

  WE DETERMINED THE MAJOR CLOG OF ALL WATER DRAINS IS DOWN TO 2 THINGS. I AM FEARING THE WORST.

 1 - TAMPONS ( I SEEN THIS BEFORE. IT IS THE MAIN REASON THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM TANK LID HAS WRITTEN ON IT " FOR THE LOVE OF GOD , DO NOT PUT TAMPONS IN THE TOILET " )

 2 - BROKEN PIPE ( I FEEL IT IS THIS ONE BECAUSE IT IS THE WORSE SCENARIO AND THE STANDING WATER IN ALL SINKS AND TOILETS WERE TURNING BROWN. I FEAR FOR TOMORROW MORNING )

   SATURDAY     11 - 24 - 18

  WORST BIRTHDAY EVER TURNS INTO A PRETTY GOOD ONE.....UNTIL I GET THE BILL.  HERE IS MY LONG PAINFUL DAY.

  I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AT 8:45AM AND SEE A LARGE SHARPIE NOTE ........." TOILETS ARE NOT FLUSHING AT ALL ". THIS IS NOT GOOD. 

  ALL THE WORK THE NIGHT BEFORE MEANT NOTHING. IT IS TIME TO BRING IN THE PROFESSIONALS AT $475 AN HOUR. THIS FINAL BILL WILL BE PAINFUL BUT THERE IS A SILVER LINING.

  A CREW ARRIVES WITH 2 TRUCKS. BETWEEN MANY CELL PHONE CALLS THEY  RUN A CAMERA INTO THE PIPE. GREASE AND TAMPONS SEEM TO BE THE CULPRIT. THEY KEEP TELLING ME THEY ARE HITTING A " VENT ".  AT MY REQUEST , THEY RUN A LARGE PADDLE BIT SNAKE AND AGAIN THEY SAY THEY ARE HITTING A " VENT " AND CAN NOT MAKE THE TURN.  IT SEEMS THEY WANT TO LEAVE.  AGAIN , BETWEEN CELL PHONE CALLS , RUNNING CAMERAS , AND CELL PHONES CALLS THIS WAS A MISDIAGNOSES.  THIS FIRST TEAM WERE COOL AND I LIKED THEM BUT THEY DID NOT ACCURATELY DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. THEY DID SPRAY PAINT A GREEN MARK WHERE THE OUTSIDE " VENT " WAS......5 FEET BELOW THE GROUND. THIS WAS SEMI CORRECT.

  THE TECHS NEED TO DIG UP THE FRONT SIDEWALK AND FIND THIS " VENT ". MOST HOMES OR BUSINESSES HAVE CURB VENTS TO ACCESS MAIN DRAINS......OURS DOES NOT. I ASK THE GUYS IF THEY HAVE JACK HAMMERS AND THE RIGHT TOOLS TO DO THIS JOB TODAY OR DO I NEED TO CLOSE THE BAR. THEY SAY THEY HAVE ALL THE TOOLS NEEDED. THEY MAKE A CALL FOR A 2ND CREW TO COME IN AND MAN AM I GLAD THEY DID. THE SITE BOSS CALLED THESE 2 GUYS HIS ' A ' TEAM " AND THEY WERE. THE 1ST CREW LEAVES A TRUCK IN OUR PARKING LOT IN THE BACK WHILE ON THE PHONE.

 THE 2ND TEAM ARRIVES AND THERE WERE NO JOKES , CELL PHONE CALLS , OR ANYTHING. IT WAS RIGHT TO WORK AT RUNNING SPEED. I MEAN RUNNING FROM TRUCK TO TRUCK. OF COURSE , IT STARTS TO RAIN SO WE SET UP A BLUE CANOPY. THESE GUYS HAD ALL THE RIGHT TOOLS AND MORE.....TRUE PROFESSIONALS.

 THEY DIG ABOUT 5 FEET DOWN WHERE THE 1ST CREW USED A LOCATING MACHINE THAT BEEPS WHEN IT FINDS THE " VENT ". WELL , THERE IS NO VENT OR ACCESS OR ANYTHING.....JUST OUR MAIN PIPE LINE. THEY DECIDE TO CLEAR THE PIPE , SUCK OUT WATER & SLUDGE CONTINUOUSLY , AND INSTALL A STREET ACCESS VENT. THEY HAD A BOSS DELIVER THE CAST IRON CONNECTORS AND WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS WE HAD A NEW IMPORTANT ACCESS CURB VENT. I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK.

 OH , THANK YOU FOR THE 300 BIRTHDAY WISHES OR MORE.....THAT IS PRETTY COOL.

  WHILE THE TECHS DID THEIR JOB I STARTED THE PROCESS OF CLEANING UP , PUTTING BATHROOMS BACK TOGETHER , AND HELPING THEM WHENEVER NEEDED. I HAD TO KEEP MOVING SO I BEGAN WITH VACUUMING AND REPLACING A FLOOR CAP VENT MY FRIEND AND I FOUND ON THE IN FRONT OF OUR JUKEBOX. THIS IS A CLEANOUT VENT I HAVE USED IN THE PAST. OUR VACUUM BREAKS A BELT AND I NEED TO REPLACE IT. I HAVE BELTS HERE SO I GET MY SCREW GUN....WHICH LOSES POWER. I GO TO MY VAN AND GRAB MY CHARGER.

  I LOAD UP THE LARGE SNAKE MACHINE AND TWO CAR TIRES WITH THE COILS IN THEM. WITH THE HOSE , I CLEANED EVERYTHING THE BEST I COULD. I RETURN THEM TO MY FRIENDS HOUSE AND GO BACK TO THE NAIL TO MEET MY KIDS WHO I CALLED. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I AM GOING TO MISS MY OWN THANKSGIVING / BIRTHDAY PARTY.

  THE KIDS AND I LOAD UP WATER , BEER , LIQUOR , AND ICE INTO COOLERS. SOME OTHER ODD THINGS AND THEY RETURN HOME WHERE WHEELS WAS NON-STOP IN PREPPING THE HOUSE FOR 40+ PEOPLE.

  I GET EVERYTHING DONE AND EVEN START MAKING SIGNS FOR PEOPLE TO USE THE OUTSIDE BATHROOM. I AM NOT CONFIDENT THE TECHS ARE GOING TO FINISH TODAY.  IT IS NOW GETTING DARK.  I HEAR A SWOOSH AND NOTICE THE SINKS ARE DRAINING. THE TECHS ASK ME TO RUN SINKS AND FLUSH TOILETS.  THE WATER FLOWS AND THE DRAINS ARE CLEARING.  THEY BEGIN TO INSTALL A LARGE " T " VENT MADE OUT OF CAST IRON. I FINISH CLEANING AND SETTING THE MEN'S TOILET. I USE A MACGYVER WITH A WAX SEAL AND EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL.......EXCEPT OUR TILE FLOOR HAS MARKS ON IT FROM THE LARGE COILS SPINNING ON THEM.

    OUR PARTY WAS FOR 5PM AND IT IS ALMOST 6PM NOW. I HELP 3 TECHS CLEAN UP A SHIT LOAD OF TOOLS , ORANGE CONES , CANOPY , AND MORE. I TALK TO THE SITE BOSS AND THIS CREW WHO WERE EXCELLENT. THEY POUR CEMENT INTO THE HOLE AND BEGIN TO BACKFILL IT. THE ONLY THING STICKING OUT IS THE CURB VENT TOP. THEY REALLY DID A REMARKABLE JOB.  THEY WILL RETURN ON TUESDAY TO DO A TOP COAT ON THE SIDE WALK WHERE THIS NEW ACCESS IS.

  I SET THE ALARM AND LEAVE WITH A HANDFUL OF TOOLS. I AM FINALLY DRIVING HOME. I AM TIRED BUT LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING FAMILY.  THERE IS NO WHERE TO PARK WITH SO MANY CARS SO I MOVE MY VAN TO A CORNER STREET.

 AS SOON AS I WALK IN THE JOKES ARE FLYING ABOUT THE SHIT I ENDURED TODAY.....LITERALLY. THEY SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY. OH , INSTEAD OF CHRIS THEY USED THE WORD " SHIT " IN THE BIRTHDAY SONG.

  I SHOWER AND USE A BRILLO PAD AND MORE TO CLEAN MY HANDS AND ARMS. THE PLUMBERS GAVE ME THIS GOOP STUFF WHICH DID WORK EXCELLENT PUT LEFT AN ODOR ON MY HANDS , WRISTS , AND FOREARMS. A LONG SHOWER WITH LOTS OF SOAP AND BUBBLES FELT SO GOOD. I SHAVE AND NOW I WAS READY TO GREET FAMILY AND SETTLE IN.

  FOOD , BOOZE , AND JOKES ARE ALL NIGHT.  LAUGHTER AND TELLING STORIES ARE CONSTANT. I FORGOT ABOUT ALL THE CRAP I WENT THROUGH TODAY AND EVEN FORGOT ABOUT THE MAJOR BILL I WILL BE CHARGED SOON. IT WAS A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF FUN , LAUGHS , AND FAMILY. I REALLY NEEDED THIS AND WHEELS DID A PHENOMENAL JOB WITH EVERYTHING.

  BY 11PM EVERYONE ROLLED OUT. WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " OUTLANDER ". IT WAS GOOD. A SCENE IN THE 1970'S ABOUT A GUY WHO WILL NOT HAVE SEX WITH A PIECE OF ASS GIRL BECAUSE SHE DID NOT WANT TO MARRY JUST YET WAS A LITTLE UNREALISTIC. THE GIRL WAS ALL OVER HIM AND HE BRINGS UP MARRIAGE. DUDE.....WAIT 30 SECONDS AND THAN TALK. OH , BESIDES THE GIRL BEING SMOKING HOT SHE WAS ALSO A VIRGIN. THEY NEVER HAD SEX BECAUSE HE WAS AN IDIOT.

  OFF TO BED AND I NOTICED MY ROOM WAS COLD. I DO NOT THINK ABOUT IT TOO MUCH BUT DEFINITELY CROSSED MY MIND ON WHY.

  I GET UP AT 4:30AM AND IT IS COLD. I NOTICE SOMEONE TURNED OUR HEAT OFF DURING THE PARTY. I TURN THE HEAT AND THE FIREPLACE ON.

  SUNDAY      11 - 25 - 18

  WE GOT THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEK. WE HAVE ENOUGH MASH POTATOES FOR A MONTH AND IT WAS SO NICE TO JUST CHILL TODAY. SUNDAYS TO WEDNESDAY I REALLY LIKE.  BUSINESSLY IT IS NOT THE BEST BUT FOR CHILLING IT GIVES ME A CHANCE TO RE-CHARGE FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. I JUST SEE IT AS , " IF YOU CAN MAKE MONEY EACH MONTH YOU'RE DOING OKAY. "......WHICH THE NAIL DOES.

  FOUND AN OLD BEER BOTTLE FROM A BEER COMPANY IN THE LATE 1800'S. THE PLUMBERS DIGGING UP OUR FRONT SIDEWALK FOUND IT 6 FEET DOWN. NAME WAS ROBERT MORRIS CORPORATION.

  WOKE UP COLD FOR A FAMILY MEMBER TURNED OFF OUR HEAT DURING THE PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT. I TURNED ON THE HEAT AND FIREPLACE.

  THE CLEAN-UP  ----- WHEELS AND I BEGIN THE FUN TASK OF BREAKING DOWN EVERYTHING.  WE LOAD TABLES , CHAIRS , BEER , CROCK POTS , COOLERS , LIQUOR , AND MORE INTO MY VAN.

  I STOP AT THE NAIL TO RE-STOCK LEFTOVER BEER AND LIQUOR FROM OUR THANKSGIVING PARTY. I ALSO DECIDE TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT SO I DO NOT HAVE TO RETURN. I TELL YOU ONE THING SUPER AWESOME ABOUT OWNING THE NAIL WHEN HAVING A PARTY BEER , LIQUOR , WATER , JUICES , CUPS , CLOTHS , TABLES , ICE AND EVEN THE DUMPSTER IS UNBELIEVABLY NICE TO HAVE. ONE STOP SHOPPING. ACTUALLY........SUPER NICE TO HAVE.

  SECOND STOP IS MY PARENTS HOUSE TO DROP OFF TABLES , CHAIRS , CROCK POTS , AND OTHER ITEMS THEY LENT US. AFTER THE UNLOAD I HAVE  A NICE BRUNCH AND A LONG TALK ABOUT OUR KIDS. MY 90 YEAR OLD DAD AND I DO NOT SEE EYE TO EYE ON SOME SUBJECTS BUT I WILL RESPECT HIS OLD SCHOOL OPINIONS. THEY ARE VERY OLD.

  RE-STOP AT THE NAIL TO PICK UP BEER. HAPPY WIFE , HAPPY LIFE.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST PLACE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS IN OUR FRONT GARDEN. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND WE HUNG A LITTLE BIT. I BOUGHT THE LIGHTS AT HOME DEPOT FOR A $1 A PIECE.....GOOD TRADE.

  CALL HOME DEPOT TO SEE IF ANYONE RETURNED A LARGE ROLL OF GORILLA TAPE ROM A PARKING LOT SHOPPING CART. I KNEW IT WAS A LONG SHOT. THEY SAID NO. AGAIN......$17 OUT OF THE WINDOW.

  OKAY.....FOOTBALL TIME. I GET MY RADIO AND TUNE IN TO MERRILL REESE. IT ABSOLUTELY MAKES WATCHING THE GAME 100X BETTER. THERE IS NO COMPARISON OF NOT LISTENING MERRILL MAKE WRONG CALLS AND MAKE SARCASTIC REMARKS ON HOW THE EAGLES BLOW. MAN DID HE LAY IT ON THICK IN THE FIRST HALF. IT WAS QUITE ENTERTAINING TO HEAR. MERRILL HAD SOME NICE QUOTES DURING THAT DREADFUL FIRST HALF. I JUST SAID TO WHEELS , " IT HAS TO BE A TALE OF 2 HALVES. " AAAAAANNND IT SURE WAS.

  SO THE EAGLES ARE PLAYING THE LOWLY GIANTS. THE THING IS WE ARE NOT MUCH HIGHER THAN THEM. THE GIANTS DOMINATED US IN EVERY CATEGORY AND WE ARE ONLY ONE SCORE BEHIND AT HALF TIME. THE " TALE OF 2 HALVES " BECAME PROMINENT AS OUR EAGLES ACTUALLY STOPPED THE GIANTS OFFENSE , SCORED POINTS , AND A HUGE SURPRISE .......RAN THE BALL. IT TOOK THE OFFENSIVE LINE TO CONVINCE THE COACH TO RUN THE BALL. ON THE DEFENSIVE SIDE JENKINS TOLD THE COACH TO " SIMPLE IT DOWN " BECAUSE EVERY PLAYER IN THE SECONDARY WAS WORKING AT MCDONALDS JUST 3 WEEKS AGO. THE PLAYERS ROSE , PUSHED THE COACHES IDEALS , AND WON THE GAME WITH A BEAUTIFUL COMEBACK.

  A GOOD WIN BUT WE KNOW DEEP DOWN MAKING THE PLAYOFF IS A LONG SHOT. THE NEXT 2 GAMES AGAINST THE FORESKINS AND COWDICKS WILL REALLY BE THE TEST AND DETERMINATION OF WHETHER WE HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THE DIVISION.

  BESIDES FIXING STUFF I ACTUALLY BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK AT THE NAIL. I KNOW I BITCH ABOUT ALWAYS HAVING A PUNCH LIST BUT IT IS A GOOD FEELING WHEN NOTHING BREAKS LIKE TODAY. SO NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PLUMBER'S BILL. MAYBE THAT BOTTLE UNDER THE GROUND IS WORTH A COUPLE OF GRAND.

  WATCH FOOTBALL AND CHILL. IT WAS SO NICE. I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT PLUMBERS AND THE 76ERS WON ON A BUZZER BEATER. THEY BEAT BROOKLYN WHO UPSET THE 76ERS LAST TIME THEY MET.

  WE HAVE A VERY NICE LEFTOVER DINNER. WE ALL CHILL AND I MAKE JOKES AS ALWAYS. I ASK MY YOUNGEST I LIKE TO SNUGGLE WITH HER AFTER DINNER. SHE TELLS ME SHE HAS TO STUDY. I SAY , " C'MON , HOW MUCH TIME WILL YOU GIVE ME ? STUDYING CAN WAIT A LITTLE BIT. " SHE REPLIES , " OK ........2 MINUTES. "  SHE SEES MY ASTONISHED FACE ON THE 2 MINUTE ANSWER SO I REPLY , " WHAT IF THE PUP JOINS US ? ". THE KID REPLIES , " THAN I WILL PUSH IT TO 5 MINUTES. " I REPLY , " DEAL ".

  I PLAY AND SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP. I SAY STUFF THE KID HAS HEARD OVER 5,000 TIMES JUST TO MAKE HER LAUGH AND GROAN LIKE :

 - " DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN I USED TO HOLD YOU IN ONE HAND ? " - THE KID GROANS

 - " MAN I AM GOING TO MISS THESE TIMES. " - UGHHHHH

 - " DO YOU KNOW MY DAD NEVER HUGGED OR SAID I LOVE YOU TO ME ? " - THE KID GROANS.

 - " DO YOU REMEMBER A GAME WE USE TO PLAY WHERE I WALK INTO YOUR BEDROOM AND YOU PRETEND TO BE ASLEEP ? THE RULES WERE I COULD NOT TOUCH YOU AND WOULD TRY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. IF YOU DID NOT SMILE OR LAUGH YOU WOULD WIN. IF I MADE YOU SMILE OR LAUGH I WOULD WIN. DO YOU REMEMBER NEVER WINNING IN 2,000 GAMES ? DO YOU REMEMBER NEVER WINNING ? " - THE KID GROANS AND THAN GIGGLES. 

  MY YOUNGEST LETS ME SNUGGLE WITH HER AND THE PUP FOR OVER 20 MINUTES. OF COURSE SHE MAKES A JOKE ABOUT THE " EXTRA " TIME SHE GAVE ME. MAN.....I CHERISH AND LOVE THESE MOMENTS.

  GO INTO MAIN ROOM AND WHEELS AND MY ELDEST ARE WATCHING A MOVIE CALLED " MAMA MIA 3 ". OUR ELDEST IS ON THE COACH LAYING DOWN. I CRAWL OVER AND JUST PLACE MY HEAD ON THE SIDE OF HER ARM. SHE TELLS ME TO GET THE FUCK OFF AND NOT TOUCH HER EVER AGAIN. YEP.......SHOULDA STAYED WITH YOUNGEST.

  CHILL ALITTLE MORE AND WATCH FOOTBALL , CHECK MY COMPUTER , AND HAVE A FINAL NIGHTCAP WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " OUTLANDER " AND IT WAS GOOD.

  MONDAY      11 - 26 - 18

  WELP , THE OFFICIAL BILL CAME IN FOR ALL THE WORK DONE TO FIX OUR DRAINING PROBLEMS. THE FINAL COST IS 4 GRAND.  IT IS SICKENING TO THE STOMACH BUT THAT IS THE PRICE THESE TECHS GET THESE DAYS. I AM GRATEFUL THE 2ND CREW WAS SO PROFESSIONAL AND EFFICIENT.  OVER THE YEARS THE INSTALLATION OF THIS CURB VENT IS A GOOD THING. THOUGH THE REALITY OF IT IS..........I WILL MOST LIKELY NEVER USE IT AGAIN. IN 21 YEARS I HAVE DONE THIS TWICE BEFORE.

  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND WE TALK. THESE MOMENTS I ADORE. THEY REALLY KEEP ME GOING.  SHE TELLS ME , " IF YOU TELL YOURSELF YOU HAD A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP , YOUR BODY WILL REACT LIKE IT DID. "  I TOLD HER I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SLEEP IN THIS PSYCHOLOGY CLASS SHE IS TAKING.

  BACK HOME I GET MY NORMAL THINGS DONE. BY 1PM I CHILL WITH THE PUP. THIS IS ANOTHER THING THAT CALMS ME. THE PUP IS SO F'N COOL. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE WALKING DEAD " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

  WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT HOW TO PAY THE PLUMBING BILL. ALL FUNDS ARE VERY LOW RIGHT NOW SO WE USE A CREDIT CARD FOR THE FINAL BALANCE. SPENDING MONEY LIKE WATER. THIS TIME ......DRAINING WATER.

  PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL AND I TAKE HER TO WORK. I DO NOT MIND THIS BECAUSE WE GET TO TALK AGAIN. SHE TELLS ME THERE ARE FLYERS AT THE SCHOOL FOR THE BAND PLAYING ON FRIDAY HERE.

  I DRIVE TO A BANK AND CLOSE THE ACCOUNT. THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS SOME OF THE PLUMBING COMPANY'S FEE. IT WILL BE THE LAST TIME I WILL  EVERY STEP IN THIS BANK SO I TOOK 4 LOLLIPOPS AND 4 PENS AS PARTING GIFTS.

  DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO MEET WITH OUR AMUSEMENT TECHS. I TELL HIM ABOUT OUR BACK-UP PROBLEMS AND HE SAYS , " MAN, IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON HERE ISN'T IT ? "  I HANG OUT AND BEGIN DOING MY NORMAL CHORES.

  I FIND OUT FLYERS TICKETS ARE GOING FOR AS CHEAP AS $5 ON STUB HUB. I AM NOT SURE IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT BUT IT MADE ME FEEL BAD SINCE I SPENT $125 A TICKET. I WILL NOT DO THIS AGAIN.

 FLYERS FIRE HEXTALL. THIS IS A GOOD THING. WE NEED NEW BLOOD AND HAPPIER PEOPLE. I ALSO HEARD HEXTALL WILL COME OUT OF RETIREMENT AND BE OUR GOALIE. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

  A NICE YOUNG COUPLE COMES IN AND HANGS OUT. THEY ARE NEW TO THE NAIL AND LIVE JUST BLOCKS AWAY. THEY SEEM EXHAUSTED AND I ASK WHY. APPARENTLY THEY VISITED FAMILY IN MINNESOTA. THEY STAYED ON THEIR BROTHER'S FARM. HE IS QUITE CONSERVATIVE TO SAY THE LEAST. THE BROTHER DOES NOT TURN ON THE HEAT OR HOT WATER AND HAD NO FOOD IN THE HOUSE. THEY WERE TRAVELING WITH A ONE YEAR OLD. FROM THURSDAY TO MONDAY WAS PURE HELL AS THEY SLEPT ONLY 15 HOURS IN 4 DAYS. LOTS OF ARGUMENTS WITH THE BROTHER BEING A CHEAP AND DUMBASS TOO. THEY TRULY LOOK BEAT. THEY WERE A GOOD LOOKING COUPLE AND I ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY. THE GUY IS LOCAL AND SHE IS FROM MINNESOTA. I SENT THEM UP TO WHERE MY YOUNGEST WAS WORKING. ABOUT AN HOUR LATER MY KID TEXTS ME, " PEOPLE FROM THE NAIL JUST CAME IN !! "

  I CLOSE THE NAIL FOR 30 MINUTES AND GET MY KID AT WORK. I DRIVE HER HOME AND SHE TELLS ME WORKERS AND MORE CUSTOMERS TALKED ABOUT KNOWING ME AND THE NAIL. MY YOUNGEST TELLS ME THE STORIES AND I ALSO TALK TO A FRIEND WHO WORKS THERE FOR A MOMENT.

  DROP OFF THE KID AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. SOME REGULARS COMES IN AND I FINISH MY CHORES. BY 9:30PM I AM TIRED. 

  I RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE. MAN DOES LINKED-IN AND FACEBOOK HELP FIND PEOPLE.

  I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME TO HAVERTOWN.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE GOOD DOCTOR ". THE EPISODE WAS OKAY AT BEST.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I TELL MYSELF I WILL SLEEP GOOD. 

  I GET UP AT 3:30AM AND START MY COMPUTER WORK. I THINK I WAS SUPPOSE TO SAY I GOT GOOD SLEEP AFTER I GO TO BED AND WAKE UP. AT 5:15AM OUR ELDEST COMES IN. I SAY GOOD MORNING AND THE KID GOES TO BED.

  TUESDAY     11 - 27 - 18

  UP SUPER EARLY AGAIN. IT IS NOT FUN.

  START MORNING LIKE USUAL. MAKE A LUNCH , DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL , AND RETURN HOME.  THIS TIME I WENT BACK TO BED.

  PHOTO LICENSING CENTER STORIES :

  I READ SOME REVIEWS ON THE CLOSEST I.D. CENTER TO US. THEY MOVED THE STORE FROM BRYN MAWR TO ARDMORE. IT IS NOW NEAR OUR LIQUOR STORE.  I HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR YOU.......BRING YOUR " CAMERA " CARD.

 STORY 1 - MY ANTENNAS HELPED ME. I SHOWER AND SHAVE AND LOOK PRESENTABLE ( WELL AS BEST AS I CAN ) AND HEAD TO THE PHOTO LICENSING CENTER. AS SOON AS I ENTER A WOMAN ASKS ME SOME QUESTIONS. I TAKE A TICKET NUMBER FIRST. SHE ASKS ME , " DO YOU HAVE YOUR CAMERA CARD ? " I REPLY I DO NOT AND JUST NEED TO HAVE MY LICENSE RE-NEWED. THEY ALSO ASK YOU IF YOU ARE A " TRIPLE A " MEMBER. THIS SAVES YOU $25.  WELL , I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING BUT AN OLD LICENSE. I TOLD HER I AM WILLING TO PAY $57 JUST TO GET IT DONE TODAY. THE LICENSE PHOTO AREA HAS A LINE 10 PEOPLE DEEP BUT MY LADY ESCORTS ME TO ANOTHER SECTION TO PREP ME SINCE I DO NOT HAVE A " CAMERA CARD ". ( IT IS THE LETTER THE STATE SENDS YOU WHEN YOUR LICENSE IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE ).  THERE ARE 5 COMPUTERS AND ONLY ONE PERSON WORKING. I INSTANTLY FEEL " WAIT ".  I ONLY SIT FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS. I PRETEND TO TAKE A CELL PHONE CALL AND TO NOT DISTURB ANYONE I GO OUTSIDE........AND LEAVE. I FEEL MY WAIT WOULD OF BEEN 2 HOURS OR MORE.

 STORY 2 - THANK YOU ANTENNAS. I ARRIVE HOME AND DO SOME THINGS BUT I REMEMBER I DID RECEIVE SOMETHING IN THE MAIL ABOUT RENEWING MY LICENSE. I TEXT WHEELS TO DOUBLE CHECK. I SEARCH AND FIND THE LETTER AKA CAMERA CARD. I DRIVE BACK WITH THE CAMERA CARD AND TELL THE WOMAN I DO HAVE ONE NOW. SHE SAYS , " OH GOOD , THAN JUST TAKE A NUMBER AND HAVE A SEAT ".  I SIT FOR ONLY 5 MINUTES BUT I WAS HOPING TO GET ONE OF THE 2 WORKERS. ONE GUY IS MENTALLY CHALLENGED AND WAS GOING EXTREMELY SLOWLY MOVING PEOPLE. I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT BUT I WAS DEFINITELY HOPING I GET THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WHO WAS MOVING PEOPLE 4X FASTER.  WELL , I DID AND THE LADY WAS VERY COOL. AS I SIGNED THINGS VIA A COMPUTER SCREEN WE TALKED ABOUT KIDS. I HAD HER LAUGHING AND SHE TOLD ME STORIES ABOUT HER NEW GRAND SON. I WAS DONE IN 5 MINUTES AND IT WAS FREE.

  BACK HOME I GET A MESSAGE FROM AN INTERNET SCRABBLE PLAYER. IT SAYS , " HELLO , I AM HERE TO CHALLENGE YOU TO HELP A FRIEND CALLED " BUSYBEE ". ON THE LEADER BOARD YOU ARE ONE SPOT ABOVE HER SO IF I BEAT YOU SHE WILL PASS YOU. " I ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE AND BEAT THIS PERSON BY A 100 POINTS. IN THE CHAT ROOM I TOLD HER , " NEXT TIME JUST HAVE BUSYBEE CHALLENGE ME. "

  I QUICKLY GOT KNOCKED OFF MY HIGH HORSE BY ANOTHER PLAYER CALLED " GAMBLING GRANDMOM ". SHE BEAT ME ON THE VERY LAST MOVE OF THE GAME AFTER I MADE A BIG COMEBACK WITH A 7 LETTER WORD.

  SETTLE IN WITH THE PUPPY AS OUR YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND WHEELS. I WATCH A LITTLE TV WITH THE PUP WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

  4:45PM I AM OUT THE DOOR WITH WHEELS TO A SIDE JOB. SHE HELPS ME HANG A CHANDELIER AT MY COUSINS HOUSE. WE STAY FOR DINNER AND IT WAS VERY NICE.......WINE , SALAD , WATER , LASAGNA , AND CHOCOLATE PRETZELS. WE TALKED KIDS AND COLLEGE. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. MY COUSIN GAVE US EXTRA LASAGNA FOR OUR KIDS AND SLIPPED MONEY TO WHEELS KNOWING I WOULD NOT ACCEPT IT. YEP , I JUST GOT A 4 THOUSAND DOLLAR PLUMBING BILL AND DENYING MONEY. SURE HOPE KARMA IS WATCHING.

  WE TEXT ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER SINCE WE ARE DRIVING RIGHT BY HIS HOME. WE STOP THERE FOR A NIGHTCAP OF MORE WINE AND STORIES. I ENJOYED THIS AND TOLD WHEELS , " WE SHOULD DO THIS EVERY WEEK. " SHE REPLIES , " BY NEXT YEAR WE CAN ". ( BOTH KIDS WILL BE OUT OF THE HOUSE SO THIS WILL FREE UP TIME FOR US TO TRAVEL AND HAVE SEX )

  BACK HOME WE CHILL WITH A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF " RAY DONOVAN ".

  WE ALSO MAKE THE MISTAKE OF WATCHING THE FLYERS.  A 3 - 1 LEAD IN THE 3RD PERIOD AND THEY F'N LOSE 4 - 3. ANOTHER BROKEN HEART ACHE LOSS BY PHILADELPHIA. MAN , WHAT OTHER CITY GOES THROUGH THESE CRUSHING DEFEATS ?

 OFF TO THE BED AND THE PUP IS ON MY PILLOW.......CRAP.

   WEDNESDAY      11 - 28 - 18

  5:15AM OR 5:15PM ?

  UP SUPER EARLY AT 3:15AM AND SLEPT HORRIBLE. MY SHEETS AND COMFORTERS WERE ALL TWISTED AND PILED STRAIGHT UP TO THE CEILING  ALONG WITH THE PUP UNDERNEATH THEM. PLUS MY CPAP MASK WAS MAKING AIR NOISES LOUDER THAN DARTH VADAR BANGING PRINCESS LEIA CHEWBACCA STYLE.

  STARTED WATCHING " NARCOS : MEXICO ". IT IS VERY GOOD AND SHOWS HOW THE POT SMUGGLING STARTED BEFORE CARTELS GOT INVOLVED WITH IT AND THAN COCAINE FOLLOWED.

  I WAS MOVING AROUND THE HOUSE AND BASEMENT. I AM GETTING TIRED SO I NEED TO TAKE A POWER NAP. I MAKE MY BED WHICH LOOKED LIKE THE EIFEL TOWER. I LAY DOWN AND FALL ASLEEP PRETTY QUICKLY. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF WITH A TEXT AND I SEE IT IS MY FRIEND. IT IS 5:15. I TEXT HIM BACK AND WONDER WHY THE HELL HE WAS TEXTING SO EARLY IN THE MORNING. LITTLE DID I KNOW IT WAS 5:15PM AND NOT 5:15AM.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I MEET OUR AMUSEMENT TECH AND A FRIEND. SOME REGULARS COME IN TOO. I ALSO WATCH THE 76ERS WHALE ON A BAD TEAM.

  KARMA IS COMING AROUND TODAY. A FRIEND ( PROBABLY FEELING BAD FOR ME ) HOOKED ME UP WITH A CURB PLUNGER ( FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD ) TO ACCESS OUR NEW STREET TRAP AND VENT. HE ALSO HOOKED ME UP WITH A SMALL TV AND GORILLA TAPE ( REMEMBER I LEFT MY NEW ROLL IN A CART AT HOME DEPOT ).

  ROLL HOME AND DECIDE I AM SICK OF DRINKING. AT MIDNIGHT I SET-UP MY " NEW " TV IN MY BEDROOM AND GOOGLE HOW TO PROGRAM A TV REMOTE. THE TV WORKS GOOD AND MOST LIKELY I WILL GIVE IT TO MY YOUNGEST.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT DECENT.

  THURSDAY      11 - 29 - 18

  FIGHTING BAD SLEEP AND I KEEP THINKING ABOUT THE 4 GRAND BILL.......UGH.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. LOVE HANGING WITH THIS KID.

  ALL MORNING I GET SOME SMALL PROJECTS DONE. I AM STILL FEELING MELANCHOLY.

  DRIVE TO A SIDE-JOB FOR AN ESTIMATE. IT IS AN ELECTRICAL JOB AND MY ANTENNAS GO UP RIGHT AWAY. I TEXT THIS LADY I WILL BE THERE AT 11AM. I GIVE HER A 30 MINUTE HEADS UP TEXT AT 10:30AM.   I ARRIVE AND CALL HER I AM HERE. SHE SAYS , " I WILL BE RIGHT DOWN TO OPEN THE DOOR. " I WAIT OUTSIDE FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I ACTUALLY GO BACK AND FORTH TO MY VAN FOR WARMTH AND AN ELECTRICAL TESTER. AFTER 10 MINUTES I CALL AGAIN. NOW REMEMBER.....I TEXTED HER AT 10:30AM , TOLD HER I BE AT HER HOUSE AT 11AM , AND CALLED WHEN I WAS OUT FRONT. WOULDN'T YOU BE FUCKING WAITING RIGHT AWAY ???!!!!  I CALL HER AGAIN AND SHE SAYS , " IS THERE A PROBLEM ? " OH MY ANTENNAS WENT UP WITH THAT FUCKING SNIDE REMARK. I RESPOND , " OH , JUST DOUBLE CHECKING. DO I HAVE THE RIGHT ADDRESS OF 202 ? " SHE SAYS YES AND SHE WILL BE RIGHT DOWN. ANOTHER 2 MINUTES AND THE DOOR OPENS. I CLEAN OUT 2 FRONT LANTERNS FOR HER , TURN ON A BLOWN BREAKER , AND TEST OUTLETS AND AN INDOOR SCONCE THAT WAS OFF. I DIAGNOSE ALL HER ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. ALL OF THIS FOR FREE. THE WHOLE TIME I JUST FEEL THIS LADY IS AN ANGRY ASSHOLE. I LEAVE AND LATER WRITE HER AN EMAIL. I BUMP MY PRICE UP $50 JUST BECAUSE OF HER IGNORANCE. SHE RESPONDED IT WAS TOO MUCH. OH WELL , IN THE MOOD I'M IN , I REALLY DO NOT GIVE A FLYING FUCK.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AND ASKS THAT WE SHOULD GO OUT TO LUNCH.  WELL , SINCE MONEY IS VERY TIGHT NOW I DO A SEMI COMPROMISE.

  ELDEST AND I HEAD TO AN ANTIQUE STORE. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO PRICE OUT SILVERWARE AND A FRENCH PORCELAIN LAMP FOR 6 MONTHS. THE LAMP IS WORTH $50 AND THE SILVERWARE IS PLATED WHICH EQUALS PENNIES FOR EACH.

 WE CALL ANOTHER ANTIQUE DEALER AND SHE SAYS SHE RARELY PURCHASES ITEMS IN THE UNITED STATES......ALL FROM GREAT BRITAIN. IN FACT SHE ONLY MADE ONE PURCHASE ALL OF LAST YEAR HERE. WE TEXT HER A PICTURE OF THE LAMP AND SHE SAYS.......... GO TO A LOCAL ANTIQUE STORE ( WHICH WE JUST DID 5 MINUTES AGO ).

  WE STOP AND PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AND TAKE THE KID TO WORK. AFTER THAT WE GO TO ANOTHER ANTIQUE STORE. THE OWNER KNEW MY FATHER-IN-LAW VERY WELL AND GAVE US THE SAME NEWS.......BOTH LAMP AND SILVERWARE ARE REALLY NOT SELLABLE. HE SAYS THE LAMP IS WORTH $100 AND MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA FOR AN OLDER AUNT OR GRAND PARENT. THE SILVERWARE IS PLATED AND HE POINTS TO A BOX IN WHICH HE HAD 50 FORKS AND SPOONS IN IT. THE PRICE .......25 CENTS EACH.

  WE ARE PARKED AND I LIKE TO CHECK OUT " TIRED HANDS ". OUTSIDE IT SMELLS LIKE RIBS AND IT IS WONDERFUL. I LATER FIND OUT THAT WAS ANOTHER EATERY ACROSS THE PARKING LOT. WE GO INTO " TIRED HANDS " BREWERY AND PUB AND IT SMELLS LIKE BAD YEAST. A VERY BAD ODOR AS SOON AS YOU ENTER. THE PLACE IS VERY INDUSTRIAL LOOKING WITH ITS BIG BEER MAKING VATS AND HIGH CROSS METAL BEAM CEILINGS. FIRST IMPRESSION IS NOT GOOD SO FAR.......BUT.

  WE HAVE A NICE YOUNG GUY AS A WAITER AND HE EXPLAINS ALL THE BEER THEY MAKE. WE ORDER HUMMUS , A SALAD , AND PULL PORK TACOS. WE SPLIT EVERYTHING AND ALL FOOD WAS VERY GOOD.  PRICING AND PORTIONS WERE GOOD AND MY ONLY SLIGHT COMPLAINT WAS MY DRAFT BEER WAS $7. BESIDES THAT WE SPLIT A MEAL WITH GOOD SIZED PORTIONS WITH A BEER FOR $50 TOTAL WITH TIP INCLUDED. WE ALSO KNOW 2 PEOPLE THERE.

  WE STOP AT C.V.S. TO GET PERSONAL ITEMS FOR MY ELDEST. AT THE REGISTER WE KNOW THE PERSON AND MY ELDEST SAYS , " I FORGOT MY WALLET. " YEP......DAD PAYS. ON THING WITH THE NAIL......I ALWAYS HAVE CASH ON ME.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN FOR A LITTLE BIT AND CHILL. I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND HIT BIG TRAFFIC. I ONLY DRIVE 3 1/2 MILES AND IT TOOK ME 15 MINUTES. NORMALLY A 6 MINUTE DRIVE. HOW TO PEOPLE DO THIS EVERY DAY WHEN DRIVING 2+ HOURS EACH WAY?

 I ARRIVE AND BAND MEMBERS ARE WAITING.  IT IS A HIP HOP NIGHT AND A FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY SHOW. HE BUYS FREE PIZZA FOR EVERYONE....ABOUT 8 BOXES. I BUY HIM SOME BEERS. THE SHOW MOVES ALONG AND I DO THE DOOR.

  NFL FOOTBALL - OF COURSE THE COWDICKHEADS BEAT THE 10 - 1 SAINTS QUITE EASILY AT 13 - 10. IT WAS NEVER A CLOSE GAME. BREES HAD A CHANCE TO WIN IT IN THE END BUT THREW AN INTERCEPTION ON THE 2ND PLAY OF THE DRIVE.....F'N BLOW. IT SHOULD OF BEEN 13 - 3 IF NOT FOR A DUMB ROUGHING THE KICKER CALL BY THE COWASSES. SAINTS LOSING REALLY HURTS OUR CHANCES ON MAKING A MOVE FOR THE NFC EAST.

 LATE NIGHT I ROLL OUT AND JUST GO RIGHT TO BED WHEN I GET HOME. REALLY TRYING TO AVOID NIGHTCAPS IF I CAN. AGAIN , WITH THE NAIL THERE'S IS ALWAYS BEER AND LIQUOR SUPER EASILY STOCKED AT HOME. NOT SURE IF THIS IS GOOD OR BAD.

  OH , I LIKE MY NEW LITTLE TV BUT I WILL EVENTUALLY GIVE IT TO MY YOUNGEST.....PROBABLY TOMORROW.

  FRIDAY     11 - 30 - 18

  BIG NIGHT , SURPRISE GUEST , AND A LONG DAY.

  SO MUCH TO DO SO I HAD TO HEAD TO THE NAIL AT 11AM.....AFTER MAKING A LUNCH AND DRIVING MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL.

  WHEELS ROLLS OUT WITH A FRIEND. TIME TO RELAX AND SHOP. SHE ALSO HAD DINNER WITH MY COUSIN WHERE SHE WAS SERVED BY OUR COLLEGE BARTENDERS AT ANOTHER BAR.

  AT 11AM I BEGAN MY LONG PREPPING OF THE NAIL FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW.

 - RAISED A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO MAKE ROOM FOR A POOL TABLE CHAIR IN THE BACK KITCHEN AREA.

 - RAISED POOL TABLE LIGHTS AND COVERED THE TABLES.

 - INSTALLED A DOOR SWEEP ON THE FRONT DOOR.

 - VACUUMED

 - SET-UP DIVIDERS AND SIGNAGE.

 - RECEIVED AND STOCK A BEER ORDER.

 - MADE SIGNS FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW - " NO OUTSIDE DRINKS " AND " DO NOT GO IN BACK LOT AREA ". I USED MUSIC STANDS TO PRESENT THEM.

 - THREW ABOUT 50 BEER BOXES OUTSIDE. LATER MY YOUNGEST AND I BROKE THEM DOWN AND PUT THEM IN THE DUMPSTER.

 - CHANGED MARQUEE SIGN AND TOOK A PICTURE.

 - POSTED A FACEBOOK AD TO PROMOTE TONIGHT'S SHOW.

 - CHANGED THE OIL IN OUR DEEP FRYER.

 - CONSOLIDATED OUR WALK-IN FREEZER.

 - CLEANED BEHIND THE BAR.

 - CLEANED OUT OUR NEW STREET VENT COVER OF STONES AND ROCKS.

 - STOCKED FOOD FOR TONIGHT.

 - HUNG A NEW LIQUOR PERMIT. ( BLOOD SUCKERS )

 - DID 50 OTHER THINGS I FORGOT.

   DROVE HOME FOR 45 MINUTES , SHOWERED , AND RETURNED.

  LET THE NIGHT BEGIN AND I LOAD IN BANDS AND PATRONS.

  A FULL CREW TONIGHT......6 PEOPLE WORKING TONIGHT AND ALL DID A GREAT JOB.

  A VERY NICE OLDER COUPLE FROM BALTIMORE LOVED OUR RADIO SHOW.  THE GENTLEMAN IS A PROFESSOR AND SAID HIGH PRAISES ON WHAT THE NAIL DOES FOR BANDS AND MUSIC. THEY LISTENED TO THE LAST SHOW LIVE

  STORED A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR TONIGHT'S BIRTHDAY BOY.

  MET A PIECE OF ASS GIRL WHO I HAD SO MUCH IN COMMON WITH I WISH IT WAS 35 YEARS AGO. UNFORTUNATELY , SHE WASN'T BORN AT THE TIME. I TALKED TO HER FOR A WHILE AND I DUG HER. WE HAD A TON OF PEOPLE , PLACES , AND THINGS THAT INTERSECTED OUR LIVES TODAY. SHE WAS A FIERY ITALIAN GIRL THAT IT BE GOOD TO BE ON HER SIDE. I HATE TO SEE WHAT ENEMIES TO HER ARE TREATED LIKE. SHE IS ONE OF 12 KIDS......DAMN. SHE LOOKED ALOT THE ACTRESS LEAH REMINI FROM THE SITCOM " THE KING OF QUEENS ".

 SPEAKING OF CELEBRITIES ....CHEF DUFF STOPPED IN FOR 2 HOURS. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HIM AND I RUBBED MY BALLS ON HIS KNEE. IT IS AN OLD ITALIAN GREETING.  ANYWAY , I RIBBED HIM ABOUT A 2011 UNPAID TABS OF HIS. MY THING I NOTICED WAS AMSTEL LIGHTS WERE $3.75 IN 2011.....AND STILL THE SAME PRICE TODAY.

  THE COLLEGE GIRLS WORKING TONIGHT I SO LIKE SEEING. THEY ARE FUN AND PLAYED WITH THE PATRONS ALL NIGHT.

  BY 12:30AM I WAS OUT OF GAS. I DROVE HOME AND STARTED WATCHING AN EPISODE OF " NARCOS: MEXICO ". I WENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

  SATURDAY     12 - 1 - 18

  NOTHING BROKE TODAY....THAT'S GOOD.

  PICKED UP MY YOUNGEST AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE FROM A SLEEP OVER. I ENJOY TALKING WITHH THIS KID ON THE WAY HOME.

  WHEELS ENJOYING THE POCONOS WITH A FRIEND. I AM STARTING TO JONES FOR THE AREA MYSELF. JESUS I LOVE GOING THERE.

  A DUMBASS PATRON WHO KNOCKED OVER TABLES , PEOPLE , AND DRINKS WHILE MOSHING ACTUALLY CAME UP WITH A FUNNY FAKE QUOTE. AFTER WE BANNED HIM FOR LIFE HERE ON SOCIAL MEDIA HE SAID HE PISSED IN THE BATHROOM SINK. UHM......WE'VE SEEN WORSE.  OUR DOORMANS' BAND DECIDED TO MAKE TEE SHIRTS SAYING , " SINK PISSER ".  I HAD TO ADMIT THAT IS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. I TALKED TO OUR DOORMAN TONIGHT AND HE SAYS THE GUY IS PLEADING TO GET BACK INTO THE NAIL. HE ASKED THE DOORMAN TO HELP HIM GET BACK IN BY TALKING-TO ME.  MAN.....HE SHOULD GET A HOBBY OR SOMETHING.

  I HAD A LONG DAY ON FRIDAY. MORE THAN A 120 FANS OF MUSIC CAME THROUGH THE NAIL. I WAS THERE FROM 11AM TO AFTER MIDNIGHT SO TODAY I NEEDED TO CHILL.........AND I DID.

  I FEEL OUR WEBSITE READERS ARE LIKE DONALD TRUMP VOTERS. WE HAVE A " CLICK COUNTER " AND IT CONSISTENTLY READS OVER A 1,000 HITS IN A 24 HOUR CYCLE. I GET UPDATES ON MY CELL PHONE. MY QUESTION IS WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY ?..............SNEAKY LITTLE SUCKERS.

  WATCHED AN THE ENDING OF " NARCOS : MEXICO " TODAY THAT I FELL ASLEEP TO LAST NIGHT. I THINK IT IS COOL THEY ARE BRINGING BACK OLD CHARACTERS FROM THE FIRST " NARCOS " TV SERIES LIKE PABLO ESCOBAR AND MORE.  THIS IS ABOUT POT AND MOVING IT TO THE UNITED STATES. IT IS A PREQUEL TO THE COCAINE MOVEMENT AND THE VICIOUS CARTELS. THE POT KINGS WERE ONLY MOVING 30 MILLION DOLLARS A WEEK. THE CARTELS AND THEIR COCAINE WERE DOING 10 TIMES THAT IN THEIR HEIGHT OF " BUSINESS ".

  I JUST DON'T GET IT WITH THESE CARTELS. YOU ARE MAKING 30 MILLION DOLLARS A WEEK. THEY BURY MONEY SO MANY TIMES IN FIELDS THAT THEY RE-DIG UP OLD MONEY BURIED MONTHS AGO. WHEN DO YOU SAY , " YOU KNOW , OUR 2,000 ACRES OF BACK YARD DOES NOT HAVE ANYMORE HOLES WE CAN DIG. I AM READY TO RETIRE NOW."  NOT ONE DID AND EVERYONE EITHER DIES OR GOES TO JAIL.

  I GET RID OF THE RABBIT. ELDEST BUYS 2 PING PONG BALL SIZED PIGMY HAMSTERS. I JUST DON'T GET IT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I WATCH THE FLYERS BEAT THE PENGUINS WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. I ALSO WATCH ALABAMA COMEBACK AND BEAT GEORGIA. THE LARGES COMEBACK IN A S.E.C. CHAMPIONSHIP EVER. THEY ARE THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

 LOAD-IN BANDS AND DO THE DOOR FOR THE FIRST HOUR. SOME REALLY GOOD MUSIC TONIGHT.

 I ALSO ENJOYED TALKING TO OUR BARTENDER AND DOORMAN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO.

 ROLL HOME PRETTY TIRED. I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " NARCOS : MEXICO ". IT WAS EXCELLENT.

  I WRITE ABOUT MY LIFE EVERY DAY AND FORGET HALF I WANT TO WRITE.  MAN , GETTING OLD BLOWS.

  OH , HOW THE HELL DID I DRIVE HOME WITHOUT MY GLASSES ON ? AFTER ABOUT 10 MINUTES AT HOME I SAY TO MYSELF , " WHERE THE HELL OUR MY GLASSES ? " I CALL THE BAR AND THE BARTENDER SAYS THEY ARE WITH THE PAPERWORK FOR THE BANDS.......OF COURSE THEY ARE.

  SUNDAY     12 - 2 - 18

 I DID NOT KNOW AQUAMAN IS THE BADASS WARRIOR FROM GAME OF THRONES. HOW DID I NOT PUT THAT TOGETHER ?

 MAN DID I CHILL TODAY. I THINK I WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF " NARCOS : MEXICO " WHICH IS EXCELLENT AND SOME SPORTS.

 I WAS GOING TO DO SOME WEEDING BUT THE RAIN KINDA HINDERED THAT. THE TEMPS ARE REALLY NICE AT 60+ DEGREES. I SHOULD OF DONE SOMETHING OUTSIDE BUT DIDN'T.

  WHEELS STAYS ANOTHER DAY AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I CAN'T BLAME HER A BIT. HER AND A FRIEND WENT SHOPPING AT THE TANNERSVILLE OUTLETS AND SAW THE MOVIE " BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY " WHICH SHE SAID WAS EXCELLENT.

  CHILLED WITH THE PUP WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. YOUNGEST STUDIES FOR OVER 8 HOURS. THE KID JUST AMAZES ME EVERYDAY.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I DID MY NORMAL STUFF AND LET THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN.

 FOUND MY OLD SECURITY TECH VIA LINKED-IN. NOW I JUST HOPE HE RESPONDS. THE PRESENT DAY TECHS ARE NOT RESPONDING VERY WELL.

  SPENT SOME TIME RE-DOING MY CPAP MASK. IT WORKED WELL THE FIRST NIGHT BUT GOT WORSE THE 2ND NIGHT. GONNA HAVE TO DO ANOTHER MACGYVER.

  OFF TO BED.

  MONDAY     12 - 3 - 18

  STOLEN..........KNEW MY WEEK WOULD START GOOD.  FUCKING THIEVES. 

  START MORNING AS ALWAYS....UP EARLY , MAKE A LUNCH , DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL , AND PUT THE TRASH OUT.  IT GETS TO BE MUNDANE BUT I MUST ADMIT I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH MY YOUNGEST....THE OTHER STUFF......NOT SO MUCH.

  BACK HOME I DO MY COMPUTER STUFF AND BLOGGING. I GOT INTO A NICE LITTLE CAT FIGHT WITH A CRAIGSLIST KID.  I FIGURE HE WAS AROUND 10 YEARS OLD SO A FEW CURSE WORDS AND EMAILS AND IT WAS OVER. AT 280 POUNDS I NEED MORE TIME TO EAT. I THINK BEING IN THE MILITARY IS EASIER THAN THIS DAY TO DAY STUFF I GO THROUGH.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER. WE DECIDED TO TRY TO MAKE A CLAIM ON THE 4 GRAND PLUMBING JOB. THE ADJUSTER OF 30 YEARS SAID HE NEVER SAW ANYTHING LIKE THIS. GEEEE......NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE. WE WILL BE DENIED. LIKE PHILLIES OWNER SAYS , " IT'S JUST MONEY. " YOU KNOW WHAT ? PEOPLE THEY HAVE HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY SAY THAT LINE. PHILLIES MAKE A VERY GOOD TRADE.

  WATCHED AND FINISHED SEASON 1 OF " NARCOS : MEXICO ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  CONTEMPLATED GOING TO EAGLES GAME FOR OVER 8 HOURS. I MEAN I ANGUISHED BIG TIME. I HAD AVAILABLE TICKETS JUST 5 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE. THE PRICE WAS EXCELLENT TOO.......$80 FOR 1ST LEVEL SEATING.  I HAD WEATHER , PRICING , GOOD SEATS , AND 2 TAILGATES ON MY SIDE. ON THE OTHER SIDE I HAD LOW FUNDS ( DUE TO 4 GRAND PLUMBING BILL ) , NOT 100% INTO GOING , NO PARKING PERMITTED AT C.B.P. , NO ONE TO GO WITH ( I TEXTED OR CONTACTED AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE ) , AND FELT THE EAGLES WOULD LOSE.  I WEIGHED ALL OF THESE AND FINALLY AT THE LAST SECOND I DECIDED NOT TO GO. I FELT BAD FOR THE PEOPLE SELLING ME TICKETS BECAUSE I SAID I BE THERE IN 10 MINUTES TO MAKE THE EXCHANGE..........UNTIL MY ELDEST SAID SHE DID NOT WANT TO GO NOW. THAT MADE ME SCRAMBLE.

  SO , I WAS GLAD I STAYED HOME THOUGH THE GAME WAS ENTERTAINING FROM THE PHILLY VIEW. THE REDSKINS LOST THEIR BACK UP QB AND BROUGHT IN MARK SANCHEZ WHO JUST SIGNED WITH THEM 3 DAYS AGO. THERE WAS NO WAY OUR EAGLES WERE LOSING TO SANCHEZ WHO WAS WORKING AT PIZZA HUT JUST LAST WEEK.  EAGLES EASILY WIN 28 - 13. FOR THE MOST PART A GOOD GAME FOR PHILLY.........BUT LET'S NOT GET TOO EXCITED.

 EAGLES HAVE THE HARDEST PATH WITH 4 GAMES REMAINING. THE NEXT 3 GAMES THEY PLAY TEAMS WITH WINNING RECORDS. THE COWDICKS PLAY HORRIBLE TEAMS. REALISTICALLY IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD EVEN IF WE BEAT THE COWGIRLS NEXT WEEK. REDSKINS ARE TOAST.  GIANTS WILL FINISH AHEAD OF THEM.

  AGAIN , GLAD I STAYED HOME BECAUSE I HAD A NICE MONDAY NIGHT CROWD. THE FEMALE " KIDS " ALWAYS ENTERTAIN ME. I LIKE JUST LOOKING AT THEM AND WATCH THEIR GIGGLING , SHOOTING POOL , AND SINGING. THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE.

  2 DRUNK GUYS COME IN FROM DOWN THE STREET'S BAR. THIS IS OUR COMPETITION BUT I SENT THEM BACK. OK , I SERVED THEM ONE DRAFT BUT TOLD THEM I WAS CLOSING JUST 10 SECONDS AFTER GIVING THEM THEIR BEERS. NEITHER OF THEM FINISHED THEIR DRAFTS. WHY ? IT WAS LATE AND I WAS TIRED BUT THE ONE GUY WAS SO GOD DAMN OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD I COULDN'T TAKE IT. I TOLD THIS STORY TO MY YOUNGEST THE NEXT MORNING. WHY PEOPLE YELLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!! WHEN HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH THE PERSON NEXT TO THEM. THIS GUY IS SCREAMING LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT. LOOK AT ME , LOOK AT ME , LOOK AT ME !!!....INSIDE HE IS SAYING , " I HAVE NO LIFE.....DON'T LOOK AT ME , DON'T LOOK AT ME......DON'T LOOK AT ME.

  BACK HOME I GO TO BED AND FIGHT MY DAMN MASK ALL F'N NIGHT. I AM FURIOUS AT IT.

  OH , JUST ONE MORE THING. OUR PEANUT MACHINE BY THE POOL TABLE WAS BROKEN INTO LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. THEY TOOK PEANUTS AND THE WHOLE CONTAINER THAT HOLDS THE QUARTERS. I FIGURE IT WAS WORTH ABOUT $30 TOTAL.......WITH THE PEANUTS.

  TUESDAY    12 - 4 - 18

  SAME ROUTINE AND GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL.  THE KID ALWAYS AMUSES ME.

  BACK HOME I LAY OUT ALL MY CPAP PARTS ON MY BED. WHILE THE DOG IS ON THE BED SHE WATCHES ME CONCOCT A MACGYVER OF SORTS FOR A NEW FRANKENSTEIN MASK. I GOT IT TO WORK ABOUT 90% BETTER. I LATER FOUND OUT I NEED THAT 10%.

  DO SOME LITTLE THINGS BUT BASICALLY CHILL FOR THE EARLY DAY.  BY AFTERNOON I PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL AND TAKE HER TO WORK. I DECIDE TO GO TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I STAY AND JUST FIX AND CLEAN ANYTHING I CAN THINK OF. I HAD A TON OF TIME.

  WATCHING THE NEWS IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING.  AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL GIRL VACATIONING IN COSTA RICA WITH HER SISTER-IN-LAW FOR HER BIRTHDAY STAYS ONE MORE DAY FOR " ME TIME " AS HER SISTER HEADS HOME. SHE RENTED AN AIR BNB HOME.  SHE GETS MURDERED BY A SECURITY GUARD. THE FAMILY'S PAIN IS UNBEARABLE. WHAT A FRIGGIN' WORLD.

  A GREAT TRIBUTE TO " 41 ". HE REALLY SEEMED LIKE A GENTLE KIND MAN THAT DID SOME MAJOR THINGS IN HIS LIFE. A FRIEND POSTED A HUMOROUS BUT TRUE FACTS ABOUT FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH. IT WAS VERY CLEVER. HERE IT IS OFF HIS SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE : ( HE COMES UP WITH THESE SUPER CLEVER ANALOGIES AND HUMOR EVERY DAY )

  " AT AGE 24 , GEORGE H.W. BUSH GRADUATED YALE IN 2 YEARS , WHILE LEADING THEIR BASEBALL TEAM TO 2 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES AS A FIRST BASEMAN , BEING THE PRESIDENT OF A FRAT , AND LEADING THE CHEERLEADING TEAM , WHILE RAISING CHILDREN.............WHEN I WAS 24 I ONCE DRANK NATTY LIGHT OUT OF A SHAM WOW TOWEL , AND MISSED WORK THE NEXT DAY. "

  I AM TELLING YOU MY FRIEND IS SO DAMN SMART AND TOO DAMN FUNNY. HERE IS ANOTHER BLURB ABOUT PRESIDENT BUSH. SO CLEVER :

 " GEORGE H.W. BUSH IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE AMERICAN. DUDE WAS BORN INTO MONEY , HEARD NEWS OF PEARLY HARBOR , BECAME THE YOUNGEST NAVAL AVIATOR , STARTED FUCKING UP THE JAPANESE , GOT SHOT DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN , DEALT WITH ENEMIES SHOOTING AT HIM , AND SHARKS BITING HIM , GOT RESCUED BY A SUBMARINE , INSTEAD OF GOING BACK TO LAND , HE'S LIKE FUCK THAT NOISE , STAYED ON TO FINISH THE FIGHT. GOT BACK HOME , TOOK POSITION TEACHING NEW RECRUITS HOW TO BE A BAD ASS. WAR ENDS , HE GOES AND GETS MARRIED , HAS KIDS , INCLUDING BIG POPPA DUBS ( BUSH 43 ) AND SAYS I HAVE A WIFE AND CHILDREN " I GUESS I'LL FILL MY 5 MINUTES OF FREE TIME BY GOING TO FUCKING YALE , GETTING LIKE A 4.0 , AND BEING THE CAPTAIN OF THE BASEBALL TEAM. BECOMES A POLITICIAN , TEAMS UP WITH RONALD " FUCK THIS COMMUNISM BULLSHIT " REAGAN , WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN I WAS BORN , THE PRESIDENT WHEN THE BERLIN WALL FELL , AND MEETS MY CRITERIA THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD KNOW HOW TO FLY AN AIRPLANE , A LESSON WE ALL LEARNED FROM " INDEPENDENCE DAY." HE WAS ALSO ON THE " THE SIMPSONS ". DUDE IS ON HIS OWN LEVEL OF AMERICA. HOUSTON TEXANS WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL FOR HIM. "

 TOLD YA....HE IS SO FUNNY AND SMART WITH HIS WORDS. HE DOES THIS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. HE " LOVES " SEPTA AND ITS COMMUTERS.

  I CONTINUE TO DO COMPUTER STUFF AND BY 7PM WHEELS STOPS IN WITH OUR ELDEST.  WE HANG OUT AND SHOOT SOME POOL ( WHEELS BEATS ME ) AND IT IS OFF TO A DINNER.

  OH , CALLED A COUSIN TO SEE IF HE CAN HOOK ME UP WITH RAILROAD TIES. THE WOOD BORDERING OUR FRONT GARDEN IS DETERIORATED AND SHOT TO SHIT.

  WE PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AT WORK AND THAN HEAD TO A LOCAL RESTAURANT CALLED EDGEMONT CAFE. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT , THE SERVICE IS GOOD , AND THE PRICES ARE PRICEY. EVEN WITH A B.Y.O.B. THE TOTAL PRICE WAS $400 FOR 8 PEOPLE. I THINK THAT IS TOO MUCH. THEY EVEN INCLUDE A 20% TIP WITH YOUR BILL WHICH I ALSO FEEL THAT SHOULD BE WHAT THE CUSTOMER SHOULD DO. AGAIN.....FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. ONE DAY I WILL JUST GO FOR THE MUSSELS AND DIPPING BREAD IN THE BROTH.

  THE REASON FOR THE GET TOGETHER WAS A NIECE CAME IN FROM OUT OF STATE. SHE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER AND MAKE HER LAUGH.

  BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH TV WITH WHEELS FOR JUST A LITTLE BIT. THE DOG WELCOMES US WITH PAINFUL CRIES FROM MISSING US. I MEAN IT WAS A SOLID 2 HOURS WE WERE GONE SO THE DOG WAS QUITE UPSET. MAN THIS PUP CRACKS US UP EVERY DAY , 20 TIMES A DAY.  #TOOMUCHJOY

  OFF TO BED AND I DID SLEEP WELL UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT. YEP.......I FOUGHT MY DAMN MASK AGAIN ALL NIGHT UNTIL I FINALLY GOT UP. I FORCE MYSELF TO STAY IN BED UNTIL 5AM........BLOW.

  WEDNESDAY       12 - 5 - 18

  HARD DRIVE MY ASS,  WAS IT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE OR ME BEING AN IDIOT ? GEE.....WONDER WHICH.

  I SWEAR THE STUFF THAT HAPPENS TO ME CAN'T HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE. LAST WEEK'S " SHITTER'S FULL " DEFINITELY TOOK THE CAKE , BOX , AND DELIVERY DRIVER. SO NOW WHAT ? I'LL GET TO IT LATER. IT ENDS UP GOOD BUT JESUS WHY DO I HAVE TO FLIP THROUGH FIERY FUCKING RINGS TO GET THINGS DONE ??!!

  FORGOT TO MENTION OUR YOUNGEST GOT ACCEPTED TO A VERY PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGE. VERY PROUD OF THIS KID.

  ALSO FORGOT TO MENTION OUR YOUNGEST SCHOOL PEP RALLY VIDEO. THE KID ACCESSES OUR MAIN TV FROM HER PHONE ( THAT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL ) AND SHOWS US 4 VIDEOS OF THE OLDEST RIVALRY IN HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY......RADNOR VS LOWER MERION. EACH YEAR RADNOR MAKES A VIDEO TO PROMOTE THE PEP RALLY. WITH NO BIASE..........IT WAS EXCELLENT. THE TEACHERS DID ONE TOO WITH DANCING AND SUCH AND IT WAS OKAY. THE SENIORS' VIDEO PRODUCTION AND DANCING WAS OVER THE TOP EXCELLENT. THE CHOREOGRAPHY WAS PHENOMENAL.  IT WAS SUPER PROFESSIONAL.

  WHEELS WORKS AT HOME WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

  BROUGHT UP 20 BOXES OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. YEP , IT IS THAT TIME FOR DECORATING.

   UP EARLY AS ALWAYS. DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. I RETURN HOME AND WORK ON MY CPAP MASK AGAIN. BY 10AM I WAS SEWING MY JEANS. YEP.......I SEW.

  OFF TO A SIDE JOB. I WAS TOLD I NEEDED TO PUT TOGETHER " SOME " DESK CHAIRS. WHEN I ARRIVED THE TOTAL WAS 15. I ALSO HAD TO MOVE SOME DESKS , HANG SOME PICTURES , AND REPLACE SOME LIGHTING.  THE ASSEMBLY OF DESK CHAIRS DIDN'T REALLY BOTHER ME BECAUSE I WAS IN A PRIVATE OFFICE WITH MY LITTLE RADIO. I LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO AND GOT THEM ALL DONE. GETTING RID OF ALL THE CARDBOARD WAS NO FUN.

  I LOAD UP MY TOOLS AND ROLL OUT. I WAS TIRED. I HIT A LITTLE TRAFFIC AND DECIDE TO MAKE A STOP AT A BANK FOR A DEPOSIT.

  I STOP AT MICRO CENTER TO PURCHASE A HARD DRIVE FOR OUR SURVEILLANCE DVR. MY TECH COMPANY GAVE ME A PRICE OF $208. I HAVE A FRIEND AT MICRO CENTER. HE GOT ME THE SAME HARD DRIVE PLUS HIS DISCOUNT FOR $108. SO , DID I SAVE A $100 OR LOSE A $100 ? YOU'LL SEE.

  3 TECHS IN ONE NIGHT.....ALL FREE......KINDA.  AFTER VISITING MY TECH FRIEND AT MICRO CENTER I STOP HOME FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I TRY TO NAP BUT CAN'T. YEP , IT IS 4:30PM AND I AM HEADING BACK OUT.

  AT THE NAIL I HAD ONE PRIORITY. LABEL 20 WIRES AND REMOVE THE DVR WITH THE " BAD " HARD DRIVE. I CONTACT A TECH AT MERCURY AMUSEMENTS. THESE GUYS HAVE HELPED ME MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS WITH ARCADE MACHINES AND MORE. HE STOPS AT THE NAIL AND INSTALLS THE NEW HARD DRIVE IN THE DVR. I OFFER BEER OR MONEY BUT HE DOES NOT ACCEPT........OLD SCHOOL.

  76ERS BLOW AND FAIL A TEST OF PLAYING A GOOD TEAM.

 SO , MY SURVEILLANCE TECH TELLS ME I DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING AFTER THE HARD DRIVE IS INSTALLED. ABBBBBBSOOOOOLLLLLLUUUUUUUUTELY NOTHING. IF HE ONLY KNEW MY LUCK. THE MERCURY AMUSEMENT TECH ROLLS OUT SO I BEGIN CONNECTING THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF WIRES TO THE DVR.  I TURN ON THE DVR AND NOTHING. THE DAMN MACHINE WILL NOT EVEN POWER UP LET ALONE SAVING ALL MY DATA LIKE THE OTHER TECH SAID. I SWEAR I FUCKING HATE COMPUTERS AND TECH STUFF. 

  I CALL MERCURY AMUSEMENT TECH AND HE TELLS ME TO LOOK FOR AN ON / OFF BUTTON ON THE BACK OF THE DVR. HE SAID HE MIGHT OF HIT IT OFF WHEN INSTALLING THE HARD DRIVE.  I FIND THE SWITCH AND IT TURNS ON. ALL CAMERAS TURN ON AND ARE VISIBLE VIA THE MONITOR , MY COMPUTER , AND MY CELL PHONE. OKAY...THIS IS GOOD. HE ALSO TELLS ME HARD DRIVES LAST ABOUT 5 YEARS. MY HARD DRIVE WAS 5 YEARS OLD.

  I SIT AT MY COMPUTER AND DO THE FINAL TEST TO SEE IF THE NEW HARD DRIVE WORKS......OR WAS IT EVEN NEEDED.  I TRY TO ACCESS " PLAY BACK " AND IT DOES THE EXACT SAME THING IT DID WITH THE OLD HARD DRIVE. THE SCREEN SAYS " NO RECORD ". I AM PRETTY SURE I HIT SOME KIND OF SETTING AND DISABLED RECORDING ABILITIES WHEN I WAS MESSING WITH THE DVR A MONTH OR SO AGO. I TEXT MY TECH AND TELL HIM THE BAD NEWS.

 I AM PISSED.  I HAVE ALL MY TOOLS OUT AND THE DOORS OFF THE CABINETS WHERE THE DVR IS. IN WALKS MY FIRST CUSTOMER.  IT IS HIS 3RD TIME HERE. HE USUALLY GOES TO HYKELS BUT NOW LIKES THE NAIL BETTER. I TELL HIM MY DILEMMA AND HE JUST HAPPENS TO BE AN I.T. TECH THAT JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY.  WITHIN 45 MINUTES HE MADE SOME CALLS , TOOK OVER MY COMPUTER , AND CHECKED THE DVR.......AND FIXED IT.  2 TECHS TONIGHT TOLD ME THE LIFE SPAN OF A HARD DRIVE IS ABOUT 5 YEARS. I TOLD HIM I THINK I SHOULD TAKE THE NEW HARD DRIVE OUT AND RETURN IT TO GET MY $100 BACK. HE DISAGREED AND SAID IT WAS GOOD PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE.  EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL. I CLOSE UP THE CABINETS AND RE-LOAD MY TOOLS.  NOW I CHILL WITH  THIS GUY........AND MAN WAS IT GOOD.

  GOOGLE " FLAVOR OF CHOCOLATE " OR " FLAVOR OF WHISKEY ". 154 MILLION POSSIBLE LINKS AND GUESS WHO'S IS FIRST IN LINE.........THE TECH I AM TALKING TO. LOOK FOR " CIRCLES " WHEN GOOGLING. THIS GUY NAMED SEAN S. HAS DONE IT ALL AND KNOWS HIS SHIT BIG TIME.....INVESTING , COMPUTERS , ART , BOOKS SELLING , INTERNET , AND KNOWS PEOPLE. WE TALKED FOR 3 HOURS ABOUT LIFE , KIDS , AND MORE. HE SPEAKS SEVERAL ASIAN LANGUAGES AND TRAVELED THE WORLD. HE WAS A PROFESSOR AND LECTURER. I ASKED HIM TO TALK TO MY ELDEST WHEN SHE BARTENDS HERE ON SATURDAY NIGHT......HE SAID HE WOULD. I ALSO ASKED HIM ABOUT PUBLISHING A BOOK OR SHORT STORY. HE SAID HE BRING A GUY IN ON SATURDAY.  HE WAS A WHO'S WHO OF PEOPLE.

  NOW 99% OF THE TIME I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYONE THAT COMES INTO THE NAIL BUT THIS GUY BACKED IT UP BY FIXING OUR DVR WHICH NO ONE ELSE DID , GOOGLING HIS SHORT STORY DOCUMENTARIES ON COFFEE , CHOCOLATE , BEER , WHISKEY , AND MORE. JUST GOOGLE " FLAVOR OF........". HE RESEARCHED AND PUBLISHED ABOUT 10 DIFFERENT THINGS AND THEY WENT GLOBAL. MILLIONS OF HITS. CHRIST HE HAS TIES TO TV SHOWS. HE SAID , " JUST GOOGLE MY NAME AND YOU WILL SEE. ".  HE TOLD OUR BARTENDER HE IS GOING TO HELP HIM WITH NETWORKING ESPECIALLY WITH COMPUTERS SO HE GAVE HIM A BOOK TO STUDY. I TALKED TO OUR BARTENDER AND HE WAS QUITE EXCITED ABOUT IT. I WILL TALK TO HIM MORE ON FRIDAY NIGHT ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE.  I USUALLY SNIFF OUT BULLSHIT BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN FOOLED SO MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. NOW.......I BELIEVE NOTHING.  SO , WE WILL SEE.

  I BOUGHT HIM SOME DRINKS AND SAY GOODBYE. I AM RELUCTANT HE WILL STOP BY SATURDAY TO TALK TO ME AND MY ELDEST BUT AGAIN.......WE WILL SEE.

  I ROLL HOME TIRED. I HAD SOME GENOA AND CHEESE ALONG WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND WENT TO BED.

  THURSDAY     12 - 6 - 18

  SEEMS LEGIT.

  TOOK A RIDE TO NEW JERSEY TO VISIT MY NIECE.  WE HAD A VERY NICE LUNCH WITH HER AT IRONHILL BREWERY. FOOD AND SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD.........LITTLE PRICEY.

  MAKE IT BACK HOME JUST IN TIME TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AND DRIVE HER TO WORK.

  DO SOME COMPUTER WORK AND IT WAS OFF TO THE NAIL.

 A FUN NIGHT AS A GOOD AMOUNT OF MUSICIANS SHOWED UP ALONG WITH COLLEGE FRIENDS. A GOOD CROWD GOT TO SEE AND HEAR THEIR FIRST " JUST JAM " SONG............" YOU'RE A MEAN ONE , MR. GRINCH. " IT WAS GOOD AND THE DRUMMER HAD AN ELF HAT ON.

  FLYERS DOWN 3 - 1 I KINDA STOP WATCHING THE GAME. I LOOK UP AND IT IS 3 - 3. I SAY , " WOW , THAT IS COOL !! " AS I WATCH THE GAME GO INTO OVERTIME THEY LOSE IN THE FIRST 4 SECONDS........BLOW.

  HUNG OUT LATE NIGHT TALKING TO FRIENDS AND WORKERS. IT WAS A GOOD TIME BUT I DID NOT LEAVE UNTIL AFTER 1AM.

  AT HOME I MAKE A NIGHTCAP ( SHOULDA JUST GONE TO BED ) AND LOOK FOR " THE RANCH " ON NETFLIX. THEY SAID THE SHOW IS RETURNING ON 12/6. WELL IT WAS AFTER MIDNIGHT AND 12/6. I COULD NOT FIND THE SHOW.......BLOW.

  THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE FUN. CD RELEASE PARTY AND BANDS ADDED LATE.

  THE GUY I TALKED TO THE OTHER NIGHT WITH HIS HANDS IN EVERY COOKIE POT.....HE'S LEGIT.

  GET A TEXT FROM WHEELS BEFORE SHE GOES TO BED - " GOOD NIGHT. DOG SEEMS TO HURT HER LEG OR SOMETHING. PLEASE WALK HER WHEN YOU GET HOME BECAUSE SHE HAS STINK ASS. MIGHT WANT TO WALK HER AGAIN WHEN YOU GET HOME."   THE WORD STINK-ASS AMUSED ME.

  FRIDAY     12 - 7 - 18

 THERE IS NOT TOO MANY DAYS I CAN JUST CHILL AND DO NOTHING FOR THE MOST PART.....TODAY WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS.

  GOT IN LATE LAST NIGHT SO WHEELS TOOK OVER FOR MAKING A LUNCH AND DRIVING OUR YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. I STILL GOT UP.

  LOOKING FOR RAILROAD TIES OR ANY LONG THICK LUMBER FOR OUR FRONT GARDEN. I LIKE TO REPLACE THE FRONT STREET BORDERS WITH SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE THICKER , NEWER , AND MAYBE EVEN TREATED. I CALLED A COUSIN WHO WORKS FOR THE RAIL ROAD. OF COURSE FOR YEARS THEY GAVE OUT TIES TO THE PUBLIC FOR FREE. THEY STOPPED DOING IT 5 YEARS AGO.

  OFF TO PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER.  THERE ARE MANY LITTLE THINGS GOOD ABOUT OWNING A BAR......YOUR ALWAYS STOCKED WITH BOOZE. NOT SURE IF THAT IS GOOD OR BAD.

  I WAS THINKING OF TAKING A RIDE TO THE POCONOS ON SUNDAY.  IN THE PEACE AND SERENITY OF THAT HOME I COULD SCREAM AND CHEER FOR MY EAGLES PLAYING THE COWASSES.  NOT 5 MINUTES LATER MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. SERIOUSLY 5 FRICKIN' MINUTES. I EVEN HAD MY KID ANSWER MY PHONE SINCE I WAS DRIVING. IT WAS A RENTER ASKING IF THEY COULD STAY LATER THAN WHAT THE CHECK-OUT SAYS ON THE LEASE SO THEY COULD WATCH THE EAGLES GAME. THE NORMAL TIME TO CHECK-OUT IS 12 NOON. I TOLD HIM IT WAS COOL TO STAY AS LATE AS THEY WANT ESPECIALLY SINCE I WAS AN EAGLES FAN TOO.  WELP , THERE'S ALWAYS MONDAY.

 AT THE NAIL I STOCK LIQUOR AND START PROCEDURES TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE IT WILL BE A FUN NIGHT. 

  PEOPLE ALWAYS HONK THEIR HORN OR SAY HELLO ( OR HEY ASSHOLE ) WHILE I AM CHANGING THE LETTERS ON THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. ONE GUY WALKING BY SAID , " IT'S TOO COLD TO DO THAT ". I AM ON THE LADDER AND REPLY , " THIS IS NOTHING.....THINK FEBRUARY. "

  STOP AT THE BANK TO BUY FIVE DOLLAR BILLS. THE DRIVE THRU IS SO LONG I READ A PAMPHLET I GOT IN THE MAIL ABOUT THE THEATRE PLAY CALLED " SHEN YUN ".  PERIODICALLY DURING THE DAY I YELL THIS NAME OUT. I SO WANT TO SEE THIS PHENOMENAL PLAY BUT THE PRICES HAVE TO COME DOWN.

  AT HOME I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS AND THE KIDS COMING HOME. I SNUGGLE WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND THE PUP WHICH IS ALWAYS FUN. I NEED THIS. WHEELS JOINED IN LATER. I NEEDED THAT TOO.

  WE ORDER DOMINOS PIZZA ONLY BECAUSE WE HAD COUPONS.  FOR $20 WE ORDER 2 PIZZAS , ORDER OF WINGS , AND AN ORDER OF CHEESY BREAD........GOOD DEAL. WHAT WAS CUTE WAS OUR YOUNGEST WAS GETTING PICKED UP BY A FRIEND WHILE WHEELS WAS OUT GETTING THE ORDER. SHE ONLY HAD MINUTES BEFORE HER FRIEND ARRIVED. SHE REALLY WANTED THAT CHEESY BREAD. WELL , WHEELS PULLS UP AND SHE GRABS THE CHEESY BREAD CHEERING. NOT 30 SECONDS LATER HER FRIEND PULLED UP OUR STREET TO GET HER. NOW THAT IS GOOD TIMING.

  ON NETFLIX " THE RANCH " RETURNS WHICH IS VERY GOOD. WHAT SUCKS IS ONE OF THE 3 MAIN CHARACTERS , CO-WRITER , AND CO-PRODUCER GOT KICKED OFF THE SHOW FOR MISTREATMENT OF WOMEN. HE CLAIMS HIS INNOCENCE.  ANYWAY , WE WATCH AN EPISODE AND IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  ELDEST COMES HOME AND HAS DINNER WITH US. SHE SHOWERS AND HEADS TO THE NAIL AS 2ND BARTNEDER. IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT. I DID WATCH SURVEILLANCE ONCE IN AWHILE. MAN , IT IS NICE TO HAVE IT BACK.

  GONNA VISIT A PERSON TOMORROW IN LANSDOWNE FOR SOME RAILROAD TIES. I FOUND THE PERSON OFF THE WEBSITE " NEXT DOOR "......GOOD WEBSITE. I AM ALSO TALKING TO A PERSON WHO MIGHT RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I ALSO GOT 2 ELECTRICAL JOB LEADS OFF THIS SITE TOO.

  WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN WITH SOME LIBATIONS.  WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " OUTLANDER " AND " RAY DONOVAN ". BOTH WERE GOOD.  I WAS TIRED AND FEELING GOOD. I EVEN SAID TO WHEELS , " IT IS NICE FOR ONCE NOT TO DO ANYTHING. "  LATER , I GOT SOME APPLE AND WENT TO BED WITH THE PUP.

 DOG FREAKS OUT AROUND 3:30AM. OF COURSE I GET UP TO INVESTIGATE. IT WAS MY ELDEST COMING IN FROM THE NAIL.

  BY 4AM I TEXT THE KID TO SEE WHERE SHE WAS. THE REPLY , " AT THE DINER WITH FRIENDS ".  I WENT BACK TO BED WITH THE PUP.

  ONE MORE THING - I GOT UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND LOOKED OUT A WINDOW. I STEPPED ON SOMETHING ON THE FLOOR WITH MY FOOT. A SMALL BALL POPS UP ABOUT 4 FEET IN THE AIR AND LANDS ON MY BED. I TAKE ANOTHER STEP AND FEEL SOMETHING SOFT. IT WAS THE DOG'S BALL AND PAW.   GO FIGURE.

  SATURDAY     12 - 8 - 18

 FELT LIKE IT WAS GOING TO BE A SLOW NIGHT......IT WASN'T. NOT REALLY SURE WHY BUT THE NAIL HAS BEEN ON A ROLL LATELY......A REALLY GOOD ROLL.

  WHEELS HEADS TO A SLEEPOVER. YEP , A SLEEPOVER. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW RARE THIS IS BUT HER FRIENDS ARE GETTING TOGETHER FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING IN A LOCAL TOWN , THAN TO A LOCAL PUB , AND THAN BACK TO A FRIENDS HOUSE. BY 8PM SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS FEELING GOOD.

  YOUNGEST TAKES TRAIN TO PHILLY WITH FRIENDS AND ICE SKATES. A FRIEND POSTED ON SNAPCHAT A FAKE PROPOSAL WHILE SKATING. HER FRIEND GOT DOWN ON ONE KNEE AND PROPOSED TO ANOTHER FRIEND. IT WAS ADORABLE.

  FLYERS DOWN 2 - 0 STORM BACK TO ONE OF THE BEST HOME TEAMS IN THE NHL. THEY WIN 6 - 2 OVER BUFFALO. THIS ROAD TRIP IS NO DOUBT THE HARDEST IN THEIR ENTIRE SCHEDULE.

  I ROLL TO A HOUSE TO CHECK OUT SOME RAILROAD TIES. I FOUND THEM VIA A SITE CALLED " NEXT DOOR ". WHENEVER I MENTION I OWN THE RUSTY NAIL ........PEOPLE ALWAYS KNOW. I MET A GUY AND THE FIRST THING HE SAYS IS , " I KNOW THE NAIL. YOU JUST KICKED MY SON OUT FOR MOSHING LIKE AN IDIOT. THAN AGAIN , HE IS AN IDIOT. " I RESPOND , " SORRY TO HEAR THAT BUT I GUESS HE DID SOMETHING TO PISS OFF OUR DOOR MAN. "

 STOP AT MY PARENTS FOR LUNCH. CHILLED A LITTLE BIT. SOMETIMES I SHAKE MY HEAD ON HOW DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHIES CAN BE FROM REAL OLD SCHOOL MEETS SEMI NEW SCHOOL.

  RETURN AND CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST MAKE COOKIES. LATER I DRIVE MY KID TO A FRIENDS HOUSE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I MOVE THE BANDS EFFICIENTLY AS ALWAYS AND DO MY THING. IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS WE GOT SLAMMED. SEVERAL TIMES I HAD TO MOVE FROM THE DOOR TO BEHIND THE BAR. THE LAST 3 BANDS WERE EXCELLENT. IT WAS NICE TO SEE A TON OF LOCALS SUPPORTING THEIR FRIENDS BAND TOO.

  I HEAD HOME CLOSE TO 1AM. ( YES I WAS AT THE NAIL AT 11AM ....DO THE MATH ).  I DECIDE TO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " THE RANCH ". I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW EXCELLENT THESE EPISODES WERE. PUT IT THIS WAY......BOTH MADE ME CRY. I AM A LOSER. SERIOUSLY , THE WRITING AND STORY LINE SO FAR IN THIS NEW 2ND HALF OF SEASON 6 IS EXTREMELY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED. SLEPT DECENT.

   SUNDAY      12 - 9 - 18

  OK. THE NAIL HAD A FUN WEEKEND BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE THING TO WRITE ABOUT TODAY. IF YOU ARE NOT A SPORTS FANS. HOPE TO SEE YA TOMORROW.

  MOST OF US AND VEGAS HAD THE EAGLES LOSING TO THE COWGIRLS. WE KNEW WE WERE UNDERDOGS.  THOUGH I SHOULD OF EXPECTED IT BUT I DID NOT SEE THE HEART CRUSHING LAST PLAY COMING......BUT BEING A PHILLY FAN , HOW ELSE WOULD IT END ?

  WE COULD SAY THE FIRST AND LAST PLAYS WERE THE BIGGEST.  THE OPENING KICKOFF WAS A FUMBLE BUT IT WAS RULED " A CLEAR PLAYER WAS NOT SEEN RECOVERING THE BALL ". I HAVE TO ADMIT I AGREE WITH THE REFEREES BECAUSE OUT OF THE 4 EAGLES PLAYERS ON TOP OF THE FUMBLED BALL IT WAS VERY TOUGH TO SEE WHICH GREEN JERSEYED PLAYER RECOVERED THE BALL......EVEN THOUGH THE EAGLE PLAYER WHO MADE THE BRASH STATEMENT " THE COWBOYS WILL CHOKE " CAME UP WITH THE BALL AND RAN TO THE SIDELINES WITH IT. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES ARE THAT HAPPENING ? AGAIN , THE REFS AND THE NEW YORK REVIEWING TEAM HAD A HARD JOB OF SEEING WHICH OF THOSE 4 EAGLE PLAYERS HAD THE BALL. MERRILL REESE CALLED IT " A DISGRACE ". EAGLES PLAYER JENKINS SAID , " WITH THAT DECISION THEY SHOULD LAY OFF THE BOTTLE ". EVEN THE DALLAS COWJERKS PUT THEIR DEFENSE ON THE FIELD AS IT WAS BEING REVIEWED.

  OK , SO DID THIS BAD REFFING CALL AFFECT THE GAME ?  YES , YES IT DID. WAS IT THE REASON THE EAGLES LOST ? WELL , THAT COULD BE ARGUED BUT IT DID AFFECT IT.

  THE OTHER PLAY THAT MIKE QUICK CALLED , " THE WORST CALL IN ALL HIS YEARS HE EVER SAW " AND THAT WAS DALLAS GOEDERT'S TOUCH DOWN THAT WAS CALLED BACK FOR MAKING CONTACT ON A DEFENSIVE PLAYER EVEN THOUGH PLAYERS CAN ENGAGE EACH OTHER WITHIN 5 YARDS OF THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. CHRIST EVEN " T.O. " TWEETED , " HORRIBLE CALL. THE RECEIVER MADE A SWIM MOVE AND IT IS CALLED BACK ??!! " I DID NOT LIKE GOEDERT SLOWING DOWN WHEN RUNNING AT AROUND THE 15 YARD LINE.

  OK THERE WERE BAD CALLS THROUGHOUT THE GAME AND EVEN ON THE COWDICKS SIDE.  THE REFEREES SHOULD NOT BE APART OF IT.....AT ALL. 

  A BIG CHANGE OF MOMENTUM WAS NEAR THE END OF THE 1ST HALF. THE EAGLES WERE DOWN ONLY 3 - 0 WHICH ACTUALLY FELT LIKE 30 - 0. THEY HAVE THE BALL AND IN FIELD GOAL RANGE. TO GO INTO HALFTIME TIED 3 - 3 OR EVEN UP 7 - 3 WOULD BE UNBELIEVABLY HUGE. EAGLES WERE COMPLETELY OUTPLAYED IN THE FIRST HALF. ANYWAY , WENTZ HELD ONTO THE BALL TOO LONG AND WAS STRIP SACKED. THE COWBIENS MOVE THE BALL TO MIDFIELD AND ATTEMPT THE LONGEST FIELD GOAL EVER IN DALLAS STADIUM. I SAY OUT LOUD , " HE IS GOING TO MAKE THIS DEAD CENTER. " THE KICKER MAKES IT ....DEAD CENTER....... WITH NO TIME LEFT. SO NOW INSTEAD OF A TIE GAME OR EVEN US WINNING WE GO TO THE LOCKER ROOM DOWN 6 - 0.

  THE DEFENSE DID PRESSURE PRESCOTT AND SACKED HIM 3 TIMES WITH MULTIPLE PRESSURES AND CAME UP WITH 3 TURNOVERS. ON THE OTHER END DALLSUCK HAD THE MOST TOTAL YARDS IN 90 YEARS. THE 2ND HALF THE EAGLES DID STORM BACK AND BLOW FOR BLOW IT WAS AN AMAZING PART OF THE GAME TO WATCH. BACK AND FORTH IT WENT.  TWICE THE EAGLES TIED IT AND GO INTO OVERTIME. THE COIN TOSS LANE JOHNSON CALLS " TAILS ". AS SETH JOYNER SAID POST GAME , " C'MON MAN , YOU NEVER CALL TAILS. YOU ALWAYS CALL HEADS. " OK , THAT WAS TONGUE AND CHEEK AND WE ALL KNOW IT IS A 50/50 SHOT BUT WHAT SUCKED IS I HEARD IT WRONG AND I THOUGHT WE WON THE TOSS AND STARTED CLAPPING LIKE AN IDIOT. I SO FELT WE MARCH THE BALL DOWN FIELD TO SCORE AND END THE GAME.

 WELL , THE FOOTBALL GODS WERE AGAINST US AGAIN AS OUR DEFENSIVE PLAYER WENT TO KNOCK A CRITICAL 3RD DOWN PLAY ON THE 2 YARD LINE DOWN. INSTEAD OF THE BALL PUSHING DOWN IT POPPED UPWARDS AND THE COWCHICK RECEIVER EASILY SNAGGED IT AND WENT INTO THE END ZONE TO END THE GAME.  ANOTHER HEART BREAKING LOSS BY OUR EAGLES. MAN, WIN ONE SUPER BOWL AND THE GODS SAY , " OK , WE GAVE THEM A REALLY FUN SEASON. NOW LET'S PULL THEIR HEARTS OUT EVERY OTHER GAME LIKE IN THE MOVIE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC " ( I ALWAYS PICTURE MY BROTHER SIMULATING THE RELIGIOUS CHANTING OF THE HIGH PRIEST WHO PHYSICALLY REMOVES THE HEART FROM A TERRIFIED INDIAN SLAVE )

  SO WE GET CRUSHED AND OUR SEASON IS OVER FOR THE MOST PART. TO WIN THE DIVISION THE COWDICKS WOULD HAVE TO LOSE ALL 3 GAMES LEFT AGAINST ALL UNDER .500 TEAMS ALONG WITH THE EAGLES WINNING ALL 3 GAMES AGAINST 2 TEAMS OVER .500 AND ONE BEING THE BEST IN THE NFL....THE RAMS.

  HOW ABOUT THE WILD CARD? THE EAGLES HAVE THE HARDEST REMAINING SCHEDULE OUT OF ALL 6 IN-THE-UNT WILDCARD TEAMS. BASICALLY , ONLY ONE SLOT IS OPEN FOR ONE TEAM OUT OF 6.  YOU DO THE MATH.

  IT SEEMS ALOT WENT AGAINST OUR EAGLES DURING THIS TOUGH GAME BUT THEY KEPT STICKING AROUND. I KEPT THINKING MAYBE " DALLDICKS " WILL CHOKE AS OUR PLAYER PREDICTED. THEY WERE MAKING STUPID PLAYS TOO.

  THE TALE OF 2 HALVES AGAIN. BUT THE OVERALL NUMBERS CLEARLY STATE DALLDUNGS DESERVED TO WIN THIS GAME. PEOPLE WILL GET ON WENTZ FOR BLOWING BUT I FEEL IT WAS MORE BAD PLAY CALLING. WHERE WAS THE SCREEN PLAY?  LATE IN THE GAME THEY RAN IT ONE TIME FOR 13 YARDS. WHY DO COACHES THINK ONE AND DONE ? I WOULD RUN IT EVERY SNAP UNTIL THEY STOP US.

 HERE ARE SOME KEY STATS OF THE WAY LOPSIDED GAME :

 -- 3RDS DOWN EFFICIENTLY - EAGLES ACHIEVED ONE 3RD DOWN PLAY FOR A FIRST DOWN.....ONE. LET THAT SINK IN.

  EAGLES 11% , DALLPENISES - 52%

 -- TURNOVERS WAS THE BEST THE EAGLES DID ALL YEAR. 3 - 1 VERSE COWANUSES.  THE SACKS WERE 3 - 2 IN OUR FAVOR TOO.

 -- TIME OF POSSESSIONS 45 MINUTES TO 22 MINUTES....OUCH. CHIP KELLY WOULD SAY THAT MEANS NOTHING.

  THE EAGLES DEFENSE DID GIVE UP A RECORD BREAKING 552 YARDS BUT IT WAS MOSTLY A BEND DON'T BREAK SCENARIO. I MENA IT WAS 6 - 0 AT HALFTIME. IT COULD OF BEEN 30 - 0 OR EVEN 3 - 3 AS I STATED ABOVE.

  YOU CAN SAY THE MISSED EXTRA POINT HURT BUT COWBALLS ALSO MISSED A FIELD GOAL.

  IT WAS A WILD GAME AND IT WAS FUN TO WATCH. WHEELS WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK , MERRILL AND MIKE WERE PISSED , THE MAYOR CURSING IN POST-GAME COMMENTS , AND RAY DIDINGER BERATING THE REFS WITH THE PLAY CALLING. SOCIAL MEDIA AND RADIO HOSTS ARE GOING OFF THE CHARTS WITH ANGER.

 FUNNY......IN THE NEW YORK NEWSPAPERS THE HEADLINE WROTE WAS " GIANTS KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE BY BEATING REDSKINS " - GIANTS ARE A  GAME BEHIND THE EAGLES. LET THAT SINK IN.

  MONDAY      12 - 10 - 18

  FROM RANT TO ACCEPTANCE.  LISTENING TO SPORTS TALK RADIO PEOPLE HAVE GONE NUTS.  THEY WANT TO TRADE WENTZ , FIRE PEDERSON , AND START FOLES. YOUR ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST GAME IS SUCH A TRUE STATEMENT.  I THINK WENTZ IS HAVING A GOOD YEAR CONSIDERING WHAT THE OFFENSE , DEFENSE , RUNNING BACKS , AND INJURIES ARE GOING ON. THE GUY THREW 3 TOUCHDOWNS WITH NO INTERCEPTIONS AND GETS BARRADED. THIS IS A BELOW .500 TEAM AND OUR RECORD SHOWS WE BLOW. I DON'T CARE IF WE HAVE BRADY AS QUARTERBACK AND JESUS AS A RUNNING BACK WE WILL STILL BLOW.  PEOPLE SCREAMING THE DEFENSE SUCKS. OF COURSE IT DOES.......3 PLAYERS WERE ON THE STREET JUST ONE MONTH AGO. ONE CORNERBACK DELIVERED A PIZZA TO THE NAIL. MAN , MOST FANS HAVE NO CLUE.  WITH ALL THE INJURIES AND FIGHTING THE REFEREES WE STILL BROUGHT THE LAST GAME INTO OVERTIME. WE HAVE HAD HEART BREAKING LOSSES ALL YEAR , BUT WE WERE IN EVERY GAME EXCEPT THE SAINTS.

  OK...ENOUGH. I DECIDE TO TAKE A RIDE BUT FIRST.

  DO THE MORNING ROUTINE THING. MAKE LUNCH AND DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. I TOLD HER IF SHE LIKE TO TAKE 4 DAYS OFF FROM SCHOOL. THE KID REPLIED NO. I REPLIED , " C'MON. YOU'VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO COLLEGE WHO CARES ABOUT THE REST OF THIS YEAR ? " THE KID LOOKS AT ME LIKE I'M AN ASS. 

  DO THE DAILY BOOKS ,  MONTHLY BOOKS , AND PREP FOR A DEPOSIT. THIS TAKES SOME TIME.

  I TEST ALL OUR OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND 70% DO NOT WORK. WHAT A RACKET BUYING THESE THINGS ARE. AFTER TESTING FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES I MOVED OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP. I SPEND ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND SET UP THE REMAINING LIGHTS. WHEELS TOLD ME THEY LOOK GOOD. I NEVER GOT TO SEE THEM BECAUSE IT WAS DAY TIME.

  LOAD SOME THINGS IN MY VAN. 

  TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO CHANGE THE MARQUEE. I PUT BANDS UP THAT PLAY HERE 2 WEEKS FROM NOW AND NOT THIS WEEKEND. SO I HAD TO RE-DO THE ENTIRE SIGN. I ALWAYS TAKE A PICTURE OF THE MARQUEE WITH THE NEW BANDS UP. THIS IS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA PURPOSES. I ALSO TURN ON THE OUTSIDE LIGHTS BECAUSE IT LOOKS COOLER.  I FORGOT TO TURN THE LIGHTS OFF. LATER A DOORMAN SAW IT AND TURNED THEM OFF FOR ME.

  I ALSO LEAF BLOW A SHITLOAD OF DEBRIS AND LEAVES INTO THE STREET.......SHITLOAD.

  I POSTED A PICTURE OF OUR YOUNGEST BEING ACCEPTED TO MOORE COLLEGE. IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS THE POST HAD OVER 150 FAMILY AND FRIENDS " LIKES " , COMMENTS , AND CONGRATULATIONS. ALSO , SEVERAL GRADS FROM THERE WILL BE OFFERING ADVICE TO THE KID. MAN , SOCIAL MEDIA WORKS. A SHITLOAD OF FAMILY IS OUT THERE ALONG WITH MY HAVERTOWN FRIENDS. IT WAS SUPER NICE TO SEE.

  TO THE BANK........I WANT THE REGULAR TELLER BUT THE LINE FORCES ME TO GO TO A NEW GIRL. SHE IS A PIECE OF ASS BUT THE DEPOSIT TAKES FOREVER. I JUST STARE AT HER TITS HANGING OUT TO WASTE TIME.  I ASK FOR A BALANCE UPDATE AND SHE ASKS FOR I.D.  I DO NOT REACT SARCASTICALLY TO THIS TRIVIAL I.D. REQUEST SINCE I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THIS BANK FOR 30 YEARS. I DO SAY HELLO TO EVERY TELLERS AND SECURITY GUARD I KNOW WHILE SHE COUNTS THE MONEY......YOU KNOW , JUST TO SAY , " HEY , NEW TELLER WITH THE HUGE CANS , STOP WASTING MY TIME ON THIS I.D. THING , I'VE BEEN GOING HERE FOR 30 YEARS ".....BUT I SAID NOTHING. I AM FRUSTRATED ON HER WASTING MY SUPER VALUABLE TIME. I NEED TO GET BACK HOME AND WATCH " RAY DONOVAN ". ANYWAY , I JUST SAY TO MYSELF , " MAN , THE THINGS I DO TO THOSE TITS. "

   I HAVE NO LIFE.

  A FRIEND WRITES ME A BOOK ABOUT JEHOVAH ALMOST EVERY DAY. HE ALSO POSTS STUFF ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE KINGDOM AND HIS RELIGIOUS STUFF PRETTY MUCH GETS ZERO ACTIVITY.

  3 THINGS I WANTED DONE..........BOOKS , CHRISTMAS LIGHTS , AND THE NAIL.  I ALSO STOPPED AT A BANK AND GOT GAS.

  BACK HOME I GO DOWN THE BASEMENT. A FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST SLEPT OVER. AFTER SHE LEFT I WENT DOWNSTAIRS TO FIND TRASH AND EMPTY BEER BOTTLES AND CANS.....NICE. A COINCIDENCE IS ALL 4 BEER BRANDS JUST HAPPEN TO MATCH WHAT WE SELL AT THE NAIL.

  3 DAYS AGO I CLEANED OUR OUTSIDE STEPS OF A TON OF LEAVES. AFTER CHECKING THE BASEMENT I OPEN THE DOOR TO FIND A PIZZA BOX........NICE. 

  BACK HOME I LOAD UP AND PREP FOR A SMALL JOURNEY. BUT FIRST I GO GET MY YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL. SHE WANTED TO HEAD HOME EARLY BY MISSING A LAST FREE CLASS. IT WAS GOOD TO TALK WHILE WE DROVE BACK HOME.

  I WANTED TO GET ON THE ROAD BEFORE 2PM.  I LEFT AT 1:59PM. UP ON THE HIGHWAY , NOT 20 MINUTES IN , I GET SUPER DROWSY. I TOTALLY FIGHT SLEEPINESS FOR 30 MINUTES.  I GET MY 2ND WIND AND FINISH THE RIDE. I FRICKIN' LOVE IT ONLY TAKES 80 MINUTES TO GET HERE......DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY.

  I ARRIVE AT OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME AND UNLOAD. I GET THE HEAT ON AND LEAF BLOW THE MAIN DECK. THERE WAS A SHIT LOAD OF LEAVES. THE TREES ARE BARE NOW SO IT SHOULD BE THE LAST TIME.

  I SETTLE IN AND CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. I WATCH A TON OF " FAMILY GUY " AND 76ERS BASKETBALL.  FOR THE 3RD TIME I WORK ON MY CPAP MASK. I ACTUALLY BREAK OUT MY TOOLS.

  BY 10PM I HEAD UPSTAIRS. I MAKE MY BED AND LAY DOWN TO WATCH TV.  I FALL ASLEEP BY 10:30PM AND MY DAMN CELL PHONE GOES OFF AT 12:30AM. STUPID THING GOES OFF WHEN SOMEONE LIKES A STUPID INSTAGRAM POST. MAN, I HAVE TO TURN THOSE NOTICES OFF.

  OH , WHEN SHOPPING AT RESTAURANT DEPOT THE OTHER DAY MY DAMN IPOD , THAT I CHARGED FOR AN HOUR , JUST WENT DEAD. THIS TOTALLY BLOWS NOT HAVING MUSIC. I TELL MY YOUNGEST THIS AND WE SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES INSTALLING SONGS ON MY COMPUTER AND CELL PHONE. THEY ACTUALLY LINK TOGETHER WHICH IS KINDA COOL. WE USE AN APT CALLED " SPOTIFY ". I DO A MACGYVER ON MY CELL PHONE BY CUTTING THE CASE SO I CAN ACCESS HEAD PHONES TO IT.

  ANYWAY , FALL BACK ASLEEP PRETTY QUICKLY ONLY TO BE AWAKEN BY THE PUP AT 6:30AM. TIME TO START THE DAY.

   TUESDAY     12 - 11 - 18

 REALLY ENJOYING SOME " R & R " THOUGH I ALWAYS FIND 20 THINGS TO DO AND I SHOULD BE SLEEPING BETTER. BEING BY YOURSELF ALWAYS UPS THE SPOOK METER. TONIGHT......I WAS SPOOKED NOT DOUBT.

  I CONTACTED A TON OF BANDS TODAY. THIS MAKES ME FEEL GOOD KNOWING BANDS WANT TO PLAY OUR  SMALL DIVE BAR VENUE. I SPENT ALOT OF TIME WITH EMAILS , PHONE CALLS , AND IMMEDIATE RESPONSES.

  PUNCH LIST STUFF GOT DONE TOO. LEAF BLEW THE AWNING ROOF , UPPER DECK , AND MAIN DECK AGAIN. I ALSO TRIED FIXING A BAD DRIVEWAY LIGHT.....KEY WORD " TRIED ".  I DON'T GET IT. A STRING OF 6 LIGHTS ARE CONSTANTLY ON. APPARENTLY THAT IS A BAD SENSOR CELL. THE OTHER STRING OF 6 LIGHTS HAS ONE NON-FUNCTIONING LIGHT. APPARENTLY THAT IS A BAD BULB. OF COURSE HOME DEPOT DOES NOT SELL THE LIGHT OR BULB SO I BOUGHT A SINGLE DRIVEWAY LIGHT THAT LOOKS SIMILAR. I CONNECTED IT ANNNNNNNDDDD IT DOESN'T WORK......BLOW.

 CLEANED OUT THE WOOD BURNING STOVE ( DUST FLEW ALL OVER SO I HAD TO OPEN A WINDOW ) , ORGANIZED POTS AND PANS , CHECKED BOTH VACUUMS , REPLACED SOME BULBS , FIXED SEVERAL UNDER CABINET LIGHT COVERS , AND CHECKED OUR ATTIC TRAPS. ( THIS WAS THE CULPRIT OF MY SPOOKED NON-SLEEPING NIGHT ).

  SETTLED IN AND MADE A LATE BRUNCH OF VENISON SAUSAGE.  I SAUTÉED THEM AND MADE 3 SMALL SLIDER LIKE SANDWICHES VIA HOTDOG ROLLS. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED WAS FORGETTING MUSTARD. I USED KETCHUP AND THEY WERE ACTUALLY VERY GOOD.

  PLAYED A LITTLE INTERNET SCRABBLE AND POKER. MAYBE WATCHED SOME PORN......MAYBE.

 WITH NO PHILLY SPORTS ON I HOOK UP OUR Wii TO THE TV. A DISPLAY POPS UP " AS OF JANUARY 31ST NETFLIX WITH NO LONGER SUPPORT Wii PRODUCTS. NO STREAMING WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THIS DATE. "  I READ THIS LAST MONTH AND THAT BLOWS. USING Wii FOR ACCESSING NETFLIX ABSOLUTELY RULES.

  I WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF " THE RANCH ".  SINCE DANNY MASTERSON WAS KICKED OFF THE SHOW FOR ALLEGED RAPE CHARGES ON 5 WOMEN THE SHOW DID TAKE A SLIDE DOWNWARD. THE FIRST 3 EPISODES WERE VERY GOOD BUT THE LAST 4 HAVE NOT. A NEW ACTOR APPEARED AND IT IS A FRIEND OF ASHTON KUTCHER. THEY CO-HOSTED THE " PUNK'D " SHOW TOGETHER. DID YOU KNOW KUTCHER HAS AN IQ OF 160 ? HE WAS A BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEER STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA BEFORE BEING DISCOVERED. QUITE OPPOSITE OF THE DUMBASS HE PLAYED ON " THAT 70'S SHOW ".

 A TON OF STORIES AND PETITIONS ON DANNY MASTERSON. I ACTUALLY SIGNED ONE OF THEM. MASTERSON WHO CO-PRODUCED THE RANCH WITH KUTCHER WAS KICKED OFF THE SHOW FOR ALLEGEDLY RAPING 5 WOMEN.  THIS WAS 15 YEARS AGO AND ALL PROCEEDINGS/INVESTIGATIONS HAVE COME TO A HALT DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE.  THE ONE WOMAN I DON'T GET IS MASTERSON'S GIRLFRIEND OF 6 YEARS ACCUSING HIM OF RAPE. SHE CLAIMED IN THE 3RD YEAR OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP SHE WAS RAPED BY HIM YET SHE CONTINUED TO DATE HIM 3 MORE YEARS AND WERE FRIENDS UP UNTIL LAST YEAR.  I DON'T GET THIS SCENARIO. IF THE GUY DID THIS THAN LAY THE HAMMER ON HIM. IF THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAN HE SHOULD BE EXONERATED. OH , I ALWAYS BELIEVE THE WOMEN IN ANY SEXUAL CASES......MEN ARE SCUM WHEN IT COMES TO THE PENIS.

  YOUNGEST WANTS TO DO A " SENIOR WEEK " AT OUR SHORE HOME. WHEELS AND I CHECKED THE SCHEDULE AND IT WOULD WORK ESPECIALLY SINCE HER FRIENDS ARE EXTREMELY TRUSTABLE.  ONE FRIEND WANTS TO DO MARYLAND FOR SENIOR WEEK.  THE COST........$3500.  HOLY SHIT !!  OUR PRICE WOULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER. 

  BY 10PM I DECIDE TO HEAD TO BED. I WILL WATCH TV UNTIL I AM TIRED. I AM ACTUALLY HAPPY TO SEE THE PUP CAME UPSTAIRS AND JOINED ME. SO WE FALL ASLEEP TOGETHER....ASS TO ASS.....NOT SURE WHO'S HAS MORE FUR. ANYWAY ,  I WAKE UP AT MIDNIGHT AND USE THE BATHROOM.  I FALL ASLEEP A 2ND TIME ONLY TO BE WOKEN UP BY A NOISE.

 EARLIER IN THE DAY I WENT INTO THE ATTIC AND RE-SET MY TRAPS. IN THE WOODS THERE ARE ALWAYS LITTLE CRITTERS. ONE I SAW TOOK THE BAIT. HE WILL NOT BE COMING BACK TO THAT BAIT ANYMORE. I ALSO NOTICED THE CEILING IN THE ATTIC HAS A SLIGHT FROST ON IT AND THE ROOFING NAILS PIERCING THROUGH ALSO HAD FROST ON THEM. I ASSUME THIS CAN NOT BE GOOD BUT IT HAS BEEN THAT WAY FOR 20+ YEARS.

 ANYWAY , BACK TO BEING AWOKEN. I HEAR MOVEMENT AND OPEN MY EYES TO TRY TO LOCATE THE SOUND. I DETERMINE IT IS EITHER COMING FROM THE CEILING ACCESS PANEL IN A CLOSET OR THE LOCKED BEDROOM DOOR. YEP......I ACTUALLY THINK SOMEONE IS IN THE HOUSE TRYING TO PICK THE LOCK OF THE BEDROOM DOOR. I GET UP QUIETLY TO TRY TO FIND THE EXACT SPOT OF THIS MOVEMENT NOISE. I LITERALLY HAVE MY HAND TOUCHING THE DOORKNOB. IF THIS DOORKNOB SLIGHTLY JIGGLES LIKE SOMEONE IS TRYING TO PICK THE LOCK ON THE OTHER SIDE I AM GOING TO GO CODE F'N RED ON THE PERSON BEHIND IT. I HAVE MY FINGERS ON THE DOORKNOB WHILE LISTENING. MIND YOU THIS IS 3:15AM AND I AM IN BOXERS WITH SLIGHT CHUBBY LEANING TO THE LEFT . THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES FROM THE CLOSET AREA TO ABOVE MY CEILING FAN. I DETERMINE IT IS A SMALL CRITTER AND NOT A BURGLAR BEHIND MY DOORKNOB. I AM ALSO WAITING TO HEAR " SNAP !! " BY ONE OF MY TRAPS IN THE ATTIC. I WAITED ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND OPENED THE BEDROOM DOOR. I WALK AROUND AND LOOK DOWN ONTO THE MAIN ROOM AND OUT EVERY WINDOW. ALL IS SECURE. I GO BACK TO BED AND FALL ASLEEP FOR THE 3RD TIME. AT 6:15AM THE PUP MOANS TO GO OUTSIDE. LOOKS LIKE MY DAY HAS STARTED.

 SAW A DEER ABOUT 7:15AM. IT WAS NICE TO SEE.

  WEDNESDAY    12 - 12 - 18

 SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO ?  ONE TEXT MADE THAT QUESTION EASY TO ANSWER.

 PRETTY MUCH FINISHED MY ENTIRE PUNCH LIST. NOW , I AM DOING SOMETHING PRETTY RARE. LOOKS LIKE I AM GOING TO STAY ANOTHER DAY TO JUST CHILL.

  SLEPT SO-SO TONIGHT. DAMN CELL PHONE WENT OFF FOR SOME WEATHER UPDATE AT 3:30AM. MAN , I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO REMOVE ALL ALERTS.

  FINISHED WATCHING " THE RANCH ". I THOUGHT THIS 1/2 SEASON STARTED OUT AWESOME AND THAN JUST FIZZLED OUT.

  SAW ONE DEER. FIRST TIME SINCE HUNTING SEASON OPENED. I HAVE NOT SEEN ONE PERSON IN 4 DAYS. I LOVE THAT. I ALSO LOVE WALKING AROUND COMPLETELY NUDE. I FEEL ONE WITH THE EARTH.

  NOT SURE WHY BUT I HAVE BEEN ON A BAND ROLL. THIS IS A GOOD THING. I MAKE SURE I CONTACT THEM IMMEDIATELY. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW SURPRISED BANDS ARE WHEN I CONTACT THEM WITHIN MINUTES.

  WOKE UP TO A LIGHT SNOW......PRETTY DAMN COOL.

  FUNNY........I ALWAYS THINK OF THE MOVIE " THE FOCKERS " WHEN HERE.  ROBERT DENIRO'S CHARACTER PULLS UP TO DUSTIN HOFFMAN'S HOME. DENIRO IS NOT EVEN OUT OF HIS MOBILE HOME AND HOFFMAN'S CHARACTER SAYS , " THERE IS A WATER SHORTAGE ON THE ISLAND HERE SO......WHEN USING THE BATHROOM.........WHEN ITS YELLOW LET IT MELLOW , WHEN ITS BROWN FLUSH IT DOWN' ".  I KINDA USE THAT CONCEPT HERE.

  THE GOOD THING HERE IS NO BEER NO BRANDY. THOUGH THERE IS GIN AND RED WINE.

  BY 7:30PM I FINISH UP MY PUNCH LISTS , BANDS , INTERNET GAMES , AND WHATEVER. I SIT ON THE COUCH WITH THE PUP AND WATCH TV.  I WATCH A DOCUMENTARY ON HOW THE GOVERNMENT HIDES U.F.O. CASES , ANOTHER DOCUMENTARY SHOW ON GLOBAL WARMING , AND HOGAN'S HEROES. ( HEY , I GOTTA TURN OFF THE BRAIN SOMETIME ). THE DOCUMENTARIES WERE INTERESTING.

  HOW DO I KNOW !!!???!!!???!!!:

     -- OFF TO BED BY 11PM AND I STRUGGLE TO STAY AWAKE. I WANT TO WATCH THE FINAL 5 MINUTES OF THE FLYERS VS FLAMES GAME.  THE FLYERS ARE PLAYING A TOP TEAM IN THE NHL WITH A GREAT HOME RECORD.  I FORCE MYSELF TO STAY AWAKE FOR THE LAST 5 MINUTES. THE FLYERS SCORED 4 GOALS ON 4 SHOTS TO GO UP 5 - 3. I SAY TO MYSELF ( THIS IS UNCANNY HOW MANY TIMES I DO THIS ) , " THE FLYERS WILL LOSE THIS GAME IN OVERTIME UNLESS THEY GET TO UNDER 1 MINUTE REMAINING WITH A 2 GOAL LEAD. WHY THE HELL WOULD I THINK THAT ??!!  WELL , WITH 1 MINUTE AND 7 SECONDS REMAINING THE FLAMES SCORE TO MAKE IT 5 - 4. YES , THAT IS 7 SECONDS ABOVE MY 1 MINUTE PREDICTION. I SAY TO MYSELF , " OH MY GOD WE ARE GOING TO LOSE THIS GAME. WHAT A FRIGGIN' HEART BREAKER AGAIN. "  WITH 7 SECONDS LEFT IN THE GAME THE FLAMES TIE IT AT 5 - 5.....UNBELIEVABLE.  THE GAME GOES INTO OVERTIME AND WE GET A BREAKAWAY AND MISS THE NET. THE FLAMES GET A 2 ON 1 THE OTHER WAY AND SCORE. GAME OVER WITHIN 25 SECONDS OF OVERTIME. I ACTUALLY HAD MY FINGER ON THE TV'S POWER BUTTON ON THE 2 ON 1 BREAK BY THE FLAMES TOWARDS OUR GOAL. THE MILLISECOND THEY SCORED I TURNED THE TV OFF.

 FIGURED SOMETHING OUT. MY COUGH IS MUCH WORSE IN THE MORNING. AFTER A FULL DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT IT IS BETTER. I MAY HAVE PUT 2 AND 2 TOGETHER TO HELP THIS MORNING COUGHING FIT SITUATION. MY DARTH VADAR MASK I WEAR DURING THE NIGHT MUST HAVE GERMS FLYING AROUND BECAUSE I COUGH WITH THE MASK ON. MANY TIMES I REMOVE THE MASK RIGHT BEFORE THE COUCHING FIT. TOMORROW I WILL CLEAN THE BEJESUS OUT OF IT.

  LET THE DOG OUT AT 10:30PM. SHE PEES AND POOPS AND I SAY TO MYSELF , " GOOD , SHE WILL SLEEP ALL NIGHT AND INTO THE MORNING. I COVER HER WITH A BLANKET WHILE ON OUR COUCH. I GO TO BED.  AT 3:30AM THE DOG COMES UPSTAIRS AND WAKES ME UP TO GO OUT........CRAP. THE GOOD THING I FOUGHT GOING BACK TO SLEEP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. THE DOG COMES UPSTAIRS AGAIN. NO WAY I AM WALKING HER AGAIN. THIS TIME I LET HER IN BED. I SLEEP UNTIL 8AM......NICE. I HAVE AT LEAST 4 DIFFERENT DREAMS.

  THURSDAY        12 - 13 - 18

  WHEN YOU CRY AT THE END OF " BEAUTY & THE BEAST " IT MAY BE TIME TO HEAD HOME. YEP , I WATCHED THE 2017 VERSION OF THIS POPULAR FABLE. WHO KNEW THE BEAST WOULD TURN INTO A PRINCE AT THE END ? I WAS EMOTIONAL.

 SURVEILLANCE DOWN FOR 48 HOURS AGAIN. THE TECH CONTACTED ME AND IT IS FIXED......AGAIN.

  BY THE WAY , I THOUGHT EMMA WATSON ( FROM HARRY POTTER ) DID AN EXCELLENT JOB AS BELLE. SHE RECEIVED ALOT OF SHIT OF POOR ACTING AND BEING A LESBIAN TO ACT IN THE PART OF BELLE. MAN , PEOPLE ARE DICKS.

  LOOKS LIKE CRAIGSLIST WILL STRIKE AGAIN WITH ME.  I FEEL IT IS A VERY GOOD DEAL.....NOT GREAT.....BUT VERY GOOD.

  HEY KANSAS CITY.........WE SO KNOW THAT FEELING OF CRUEL HEART BREAKING GUT PUNCHING PAIN ? THE CHIEFS , AT HOME , ARE UP 14 POINTS WITH 5 MINUTES LEFT. THE CHARGERS SCORE 2 TOUCHDOWNS. WITH 4 SECONDS LEFT THE CHARGERS DECIDE TO GO FOR A 2 POINT CONVERSATION TO WIN THE GAME......AND THEY DID.  LOOK FAMILIAR EAGLES FANS ?  IN CASE YOU FORGOT , THE EAGLES TIED THE COWCOCKS AND JUST KICKED AN EXTRA POINT TO GO TO OVERTIME, IN WHICH WE LOST BECAUSE THE DEFENSE COULD NOT STOP A ROLLING EGG IN A PARKING LOT.

  SO TODAY I DID VERY MINOR THINGS AND JUST CHILLED. WATCHED TV , WATCHED SOME PORN , PLAYED INTERNET GAMES , AND SNUGGLED WITH MY NERVOUS PUP. YES , I WAS BORED. I TEXTED WHEELS IF I SHOULD START DRINKING. SHE TEXTED BACK ABSOLUTELY. IT WAS 10AM.

  I WATCHED ANOTHER MOVIE CALLED " Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN ". I PICKED IT BECAUSE NETFLIX HAD IT IN THEIR TOP 10 MOVIES AND IT HAD A PIECE OF ASS 25 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO BANGS 2 YOUNG 17 YEAR OLD TEENAGERS AS THEY TAKE A 5 DAY TREK TO AN ISOLATED BEACH. IT WAS OKAY AT BEST. THE MOVIE TITLE MEANS " AND YOUR MOTHER TOO "

  A NEIGHBOR CALLS ME TO SEE IF I WAS OKAY. I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY NICE OF HIM. MY 1990 MINIVAN HAS NOT MOVED IN OUR DRIVEWAY FOR 6 DAYS.

  CHECKED MY ATTIC TRAPS AND ONE IS MISSING. YEP AN ENTIRE TRAP IS GONE. I FIGURE IT SNAPPED ON THE ASS OF A CRITTER. I WILL CHECK IT TOMORROW.

  IF I HAD A CELL PHONE I WOULDA TOOK A PICTURE. FAMILY GUY - A SCENE THAT MAKES WHEELS LAUGH IS WHEN QUAGMIRE SLEEPS OVER PETER'S & LOIS'S HOUSE.  THE DAUGHTER MEG SLEEPS IN HER BED. THAN YOU SLOWLY SEE A FOOT AND LEG APPROACH HER MOUTH. QUAGMIRE PUTS HIS BIG TOE IN HER MOUTH. YOU JUST SEE HIS LEG AND HEAR " DIDN'T MEAN TO WAKE YA - GIGGITY " AS SHE OPENS HER EYES.

  SLEPT LIKE ASS. SO PISSED. DOG UP AT 3:30AM LIKE CLOCK WORK THIS WEEK.

  FRIDAY       12 - 14 - 18

 TOUGH DECISION.....ONE MORE DAY.  I FRIGGIN' LOVE IT HERE. IT IS SO DAMN PEACEFUL AND QUIET. BUT  I WILL BE HONEST , I RAN OUT OF THINGS TO DO AND I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF JUST DOING NOTHING. YESTERDAY I WATCHED A TON OF TV AND SPENT ALOT OF TIME ON THE COMPUTER. I HAD TO MAKE A DECISION AND SITTING AROUND UP HERE JUST HAD TO STOP. AS MUCH AS I ADORED IT I WANTED TO HEAD HOME.

 UP AT 6:30AM AND I STARTED MY PROCEDURES OF PREPPING OUR HOME FOR THE NEXT RENTER. IT WOULD TAKE ME A SOLID 2 HOURS FROM START TO FINISH.

  BY 9AM I AM ON THE ROAD AND IT WAS FOGGY AS ALL HELL. I FOLLOWED A TOW TRUCK DOING 70MPH FOR A LONG TIME.

  AVOIDING SERIOUS INJURY - 2 PARTS.

  1ST - WHEN I WAS DRIVING TO THE POCONOS I WAS FOLLOWING A TOW TRUCK. I SEE A ROUND PIECE OF PIPE ABOUT 12 INCHES LONG FALL OFF HIS BACK BED AND BEGINS BOUNCING TOWARDS ME. YOU WANT TO GET WOKEN UP REAL FAST.....THIS WAS IT. I SWERVE TO THE RIGHT AND THE PIECE OF CAST IRON PIPE MISSES ME. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE DAMAGE THAT WOULD OF DONE IF IT HIT MY WINDSHIELD.......OR ME.

  2ND - DRIVING HOME I AM FOLLOWING A LARGE MACK TRUCK AND ONE VEHICLE. WE GO THROUGH THE TUNNEL AND THE IMMENSE FOG DISSIPATED. WE DRIVE THROUGH A WORK ZONE AND IN THE DISTANCE I SEE A LARGE 12 FOOT METAL LADDER LAYING NEXT TO THE CEMENT MEDIUM. THE MACK TRUCK HITS THE LADDER WITH ITS LEFT TIRES AND THE LADDER FLIPS ONE TIME INTO THE LEFT LANE. I SAY TO MYSELF , " HOLY SHIT !! ".  THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME SWERVES AROUND IT AND I FOLLOW SUIT. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT JUST HAPPENED.

  I MAKE IT HOME AND UNLOAD. YOU KNOW WHAT BLOWS? LOADING AND UNLOADING A VEHICLE BY YOURSELF. THE GOOD THING WHEELS HELPED ME UNLOAD AFTER SAYING HELLO TO THE PUP.

  SETTLE IN AND IT WAS OFF TO THE NAIL. I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND MAN THE DOOR. I HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING WITH PATRONS , BAND MEMBERS , THE BARTENDER , AND BUYING ROUNDS.

  HEAD HOME AND GO RIGHT TO BED.

   I AM EXCITED ABOUT ONE THING. I GOT AN EMAIL AND THAN A BUNCH OF TEXTS. IT LOOKS LIKE I MAJORLY UPGRADED ON A CRAIGSLIST DEAL. WE WILL SEE IF IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE TOMORROW.

  I SLEEP OKAY WITH THE PUP. THE DOG WOKE ME UP EVERY MORNING AT 3:30AM. AT HOME , SHE SLEPT TO 10AM.....SONNA OF A BITCH.

 I GOT UP AT 3:30AM FOR SOME STUPID REASON. I WAS ALSO NERVOUS ABOUT MY ELDEST WHO DROVE BACK TO COLLEGE LATE NIGHT.

   SATURDAY    12 - 15 - 18

 AND MY ANTENNAS DO IT AGAIN. NO , NOT THE FLYERS AND 76ERS LOSING.

  THIS WAS A VERY GOOD DAY ,  BUT I SAY TO WHEELS , " TODAY WAS AWESOME BUT TOMORROW  SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN OR JUST SUCK ASS. "  WHEELS LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS , " AND YOUR LIFE IS THAT BAD HUH ? "

  SHE DOES NOT REALIZE I HAVE THIS 6TH SENSE. MY LIFE IS ALWAYS SUPER HIGHS AND THAN CRASHING LIKE A JAPANESE KAMIKAZE PILOT.......ASS FIRST.

  SO , LET ME TELL YOU THIS REALLY GOOD DAY FOR ME. WHEELS WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT BUT TO ME.....FRIGGIN' AWESOME !! ( IT'S LITTLE ) .

  MY LATE MORNING BREAKFAST. I AM EATING MY EGG OMELET AND WHEELS BEGINS TO TELL ME ABOUT OUR YOUNGEST AND HER COUGHING FITS. I PICKED HER UP EARLIER FROM SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE GOT NAUSEOUS IN CLASS AND HAD A BIG COUGHING SPASM IN THE BATHROOM.  ANYWAY , WHEELS TELLS ME OUR YOUNGEST WAS PRODUCING GREEN FLEM AND SHE HAD TO SPIT IT OUT IN THE TOILET. SHE RAMBLES ON FOR ANOTHER MINUTE OR 2 ABOUT COUGHING AND FLEM..........AND THAN SEES MY FACE. SHE STOPS TALKING ABOUT GREENE FLEM AS I POINT TO MY BREAKFAST. SHE BURSTS INTO LAUGHTER. SHE GOT THE HINT AND ROARS CRYING LAUGHING. MY " MAKE WHEELS CRY LAUGH " ONCE A DAY WAS ACCOMPLISHED BEFORE 12 NOON.

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. WHEELS COME WITH ME AND SAYS , " I HOPE WE DON'T GET BLOWN AWAY ".  I HAD ONE GIRL , WHO WAS WEIRD , OFFERING ME A 55" TV WITH A WALL MOUNT FOR $250. I WAS OKAY WITH THIS DEAL BUT SOMETHING MADE ME LOOK MORE. I SPEND ANOTHER 24 HOURS AND EMAIL 10 PEOPLE SELLING FLAT SCREEN TV'S. I WAS ON THE DOOR SATURDAY NIGHT AND ONE GUY RESPONDED........THE GUY I WANTED TO.

  SO NOW I HAVE A 2ND DEAL. THIS WAS A 65" SMART TV WITH A WALL MOUNT FOR $175.  I ENDED UP GETTING A 2ND 42" TV WITH A WALL MOUNT AND A NEW TARP FOR $200 TOTAL. THIS WAS A HUGE SCORE.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO ROYERSFORD. I PULL UP TO THE HOUSE AND IT IS AN OLD WHITE STONE THAT WAS PROBABLY ON FARM LAND YEARS AGO. I TELL WHEELS TO STAY IN THE CAR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE AND I WILL GO CHECK IT OUT. THE YOUNG GUY OPENS THE DOOR AND I SEE HIM. I IMMEDIATELY TELL WHEELS ALL IS GOOD. HE IS A GOOD LOOKING YOUNG GUY AND SMALLER THAN ME. I FEEL SAFE. HE HAS 2 TV'S ON THE GROUND AND WE TEST THE BIG ONE. HE HELPS US LOAD THE TV'S IN OUR CAR. WE TALK ALITTLE AND HIS MOM IS FROM HAVERTOWN , HE KNOWS THE NAIL , AND HE JUST SEEMS WEIRD. HE HAS 18 DOGS AT HIS HOUSE AND WHEELS SAYS TO ME , " THE HOUSE SMELLS LIKE ASS. " I THOUGHT HE WAS OKAY BUT SOMETHING WAS JUST NOT RIGHT. WHY SELL 2 BIG SMART TV'S WITH WALL MOUNTS FOR JUST $200?  WE NARROWED IT DOWN TO 2 EXPLANATIONS.....DRUG MONEY OR HE WAS PISSED AT THE ORIGINAL OWNERS OF THE TV'S......MOM OR DAD WE ASSUMED.  I DIDN'T CARE. HE OFFERED THE 2ND TV FOR $40. THAT WOULD OF BEEN $215 TOTAL. I ASKED , " WOULD YOU DO $200 FOR BOTH ? " HE SAID, " ABSOLUTELY " AND SAID IT QUITE QUICKLY. SO WE ROLL OUT. I THOUGHT HE WAS COOL BUT DEFINITELY HE WAS PREOCCUPIED WITH SOMETHING......MAYBE A CORPSE IN THE BASEMENT.

  WE ARE DRIVING HOME AND I NOTICE SOMETHING.......NO TV REMOTES OR POWER SUPPLY FOR ONE TV. WE CALL AND TEXT THE GUY BUT NO ANSWER. WE FIND THIS STRANGE BECAUSE ALL LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING HE ANSWERED HIS PHONE ALMOST FASTER THAN ME....NOW HE WASN'T. WE ARE A THIRD OF THE WAY HOME AND HE CALLS US. HE TELLS ME THERE IS NO POWER CORD FOR THE SMALLER TV NOR A REMOTE. YEP....DIDN'T TELL ME THAT WHEN I BOUGHT IT. HE ALSO THINKS THERE IS NO TV REMOTE FOR THE BIG TV BUT IF THERE IS HE WILL DROP IT OFF AT THE NAIL SINCE HE TRAVELS THROUGH ARDMORE ALL THE TIME. THOUGH ONE HOUR AGO HE TOLD US HE NEVER TRAVELS AND WOULD BE HOME ALL DAY. SOMETHING WAS UP WITH THIS DUDE.

 SO BACK HOME I SET-UP MY " NEW " TV IN MY BEDROOM. I AM TOTALLY STOKED. I MOVE MY SMALL FLAT SCREEN TO MY YOUNGEST ROOM AND RAISE HER BED FRAME SO SHE CAN SLIDE DRAWERS UNDERNEATH IT. THE KID IS HAPPY.

  MEANWHILE WHEELS DOES THE BOOKS FOR NOVEMBER. WITH THE 4 GRAND BILL FOR THE PLUMBING PROBLEM I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE FINAL NUMBERS. IT WILL DEPRESS ME....SO MY DAY IS STILL HAPPY FOR NOW.

  I SET UP EVERYTHING AND I CAN NOT GET THE TV TO WORK. I SPEND CLOSE TO AN HOUR AND I CAN ONLY GET PICTURE AND PICTURE ON ONE HALF OF THE TV AND THE QUALITY IS VERY BAD. I FIGURE IT WAS ONLY $25 AND I WOULD TRASH THE TV IN THE NAIL DUMPSTER.  LOVE THE NAIL DUMPSTER. BUT.....I DECIDE TO CALL A SOUND TECH FRIEND OF MINE. HE KNOWS TV'S AND SOUND SYSTEMS VERY GOOD. HE WORKS AT MICROCENTER AND STOPS BY OUR HOUSE AROUND 6PM.  IN MY BASEMENT I FIND A MATCHING TV REMOTE , A TV POWER SUPPLY CORD , AND A 5 CORD RCA WIRE. WITHIN 15 MINUTES HE HAS MY TV WORKING WITH A CLEAR PICTURE. I AM GIVING MY KIDS THE " YES !! " SIGN WITH MY HANDS BEHIND MY FRIEND'S BACK.....THEY LAUGH.

  OUR TECH FRIEND FIXES A MAIN ROOM TV REMOTE. THIS THING HAS BEEN HORRIBLE FOR MONTHS. NOTHING WORKS LIKE VOLUME AND MOVING CHANNELS. HE TAKES APART THE ENTIRE REMOTE AND PLACES 8 PIECES ON OUR KITCHEN COUNTER TOP. I GIVE HIM A CAN OF " TUNER RENEW " ( ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD ) AND HE CLEANS EVERY PART. HE USES A HAIR DRYER TO DRY IT AND PUTS IT BACK TOGETHER. THE REMOTE WORKS LIKE NEW. HE THROWS OUT MY OLD CAN OF TUNER RENEW.........IN WHICH I TRASHED PICKED LATER.

 HE ALSO GOT MY MAIN ROOM TV TO ACCESS PICTURE IN PICTURE. I GAVE HIM A SPLITTER AND 2 CABLES TO DO THIS. UNFORTUNATELY , MY TV DOES NOT HAVE PICTURE IN PICTURE.....DAMN IT !! HE HELPS MY YOUNGEST WITH AN ETHERNET ISSUE AND WE GIVE HIM PIZZA. ALL THIS STUFF BEING DONE ( FOR FREE ) AND I AM LIKE A KID ON CHRISTMAS DAY. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG ?

  WHEELS AND I TAKE CHRISTMAS PICTURES OF THE KIDS AND THE PUP IN FRONT OF OUR NEW FIREPLACE. THE DAY AND NIGHT IS GOING WONDERFUL. WE ORDER DOMINOES PIZZA AND LIFE IS GOOD.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " RAY DONOVAN " WHICH WAS GOOD. FAMILY STOPS OVER AND WE TELL JOKES AND STORIES FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. I AM DRINKING VICTORY SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS BEERS ALONG WITH BRANDY ( WHICH I REGRET ). BY 11PM I AM DEFINITELY FEELING GOOD. I TELL OUR FAMILY THAT STOPPED BY ABOUT OUR MUTUAL TECH FRIEND WHO FIXED EVERYTHING. BUT THAN I SAY , " BUT BY TOMORROW ALL THE SHIT WILL RETURN. " AGAIN WHEELS SCUFFS AND SAYS , " OH YOU GOT IT SO BAD DON'T YA. YOU WERE JUST AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR A WEEK. "

 AAAAANNNNNNNNND ABOUT 5 MINUTES LATER MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF RIGHT BEFORE MIDNIGHT ( OR THE NEXT DAY ) . IT WAS MY ELDEST AT THE NAIL. THE TEXT SAYS , " A BAND'S VEHICLE JUST GOT TOWED FROM OUT FRONT ". AND THERE GOES MY BEAUTIFUL DAY AND NIGHT.

 I SLEPT HORRIBLE.

  SUNDAY    12 - 16 - 18

  FEELING MELANCHOLY ONLY TWO THINGS COULD HELP......LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW AND AN EAGLES WIN. I GOT BOTH.

  LOVE MY " NEW " TV.......BEST CRAIGSLIST PURCHASE EVER. IF 66" TV WORKS I WILL BE COMPLETE AND ONE WITH MYSELF AND MY RIGHT HAND.

  TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY ESPECIALLY SINCE I SLEPT LIKE ASS LAST NIGHT. I HAVE MACGYVERED MY SLEEP MACHINE MASK 10 TIMES. TOMORROW I WILL ORDER NEW STRAPS FOR MY BATMAN MASK.

  HUNG OUT WITH MY YOUNGEST A LITTLE BIT ALONG WITH THE PUP.....ALWAYS A BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERER.

  OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY. THE LAST 3 RADIO SHOWS I HAVE BEEN ARRIVING EARLIER TO TAKE MY TIME SETTING UP. I HAD TO UNLOAD THIS EXTREMELY LARGE HEAVY TV ALONG WITH MOVING 20 CHAIRS AND A PROJECTOR SCREEN FROM SATURDAY NIGHTS COMEDY/MUSIC SHOW.

  OH........I WAS STILL MELANCHOLY FROM THE DAMN TOW TRUCK ESCAPADE.  FUCKING LOWLIFES.

  SHOW WAS GREAT AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE BANDS SHOWED UP IN THIS MISERABLE RAINY WEATHER. HAVE TO THANK THE BANDS ETHERACIDE , CHICKEN HEAD JONES , AND OF THE ARCHIVE FOR HAVING FUN WITH US.

  WATCHING THE NEWS :

  FIRST STORY - HEROIC PERSON STOPS 11 YEAR OLD KIDNAPPING.

  SECOND STORY -  PEOPLE THROW 2 DOGS OUT A WINDOW WHILE DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY.

   WHAT A FUCKING WORLD WE LIVE IN. GIRL IS OKAY AND SO ARE THE DOGS.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL TO WATCH OUR EAGLES WHILE LISTENING TO MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK. THE RAMS HAVE NOT LOST A HOME GAME UNTIL TONIGHT. NICK FOLES PLAYED A SOLID SMART GAME EXCEPT FOR ONE PLAY WHICH I HAD A HUGE F'N PROBLEM WITH.  THE EAGLES STILL ARE UNLIKELY TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS BUT AT LEAST WE GET ANOTHER WEEK OF THINKING IT IS POSSIBLE.  EAGLES RAN A BALANCED RUN/PASS GAME AND THE DEFENSE SHOULD GET THE GAME BALL FOR STOPPING ONE OF THE BEST OFFENSES IN THE NFL.

  FOLES , PLAY CALLING , AND DEFENSE WERE SOLID ALL GAME EXCEPT FOR ONE SIMPLE PLAY. THEY REALLY LOOKED LIKE THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS OF LAST YEAR. ANYWAY , THE EAGLES ARE UP 17 POINTS LATE IN THE 3RD QUARTER. THEY ARE DRIVING AND ARE IN FIELD GOAL RANGE. THEY ARE RUNNING THE BALL EXCELLENT. SEEMS THEY COULD GET A COUPLE OF MORE 1ST DOWNS AND DRAIN THE CLOCK TO THE 4TH QUARTER. IF THEY KICK A FIELD GOAL THEY GO UP 20 POINTS WITH ONLY THE 4TH QUARTER REMAINING. FOLES GETS THE PLAY CALL.....A PASS. FOLES THROWS AN INTERCEPTION AND THE WHOLE GAME SPINS OUT OF CONTROL. ALL THAT HARD WORK IS GONE AND THE MOMENTUM SHIFTED TO THE RAMS. RAMS SCORE 10 POINTS TO MAKE IT A 7 POINT GAME. LATER , EAGLES TRY A LONG FIELD GOAL WHICH I WAS OKAY WITH AND THE KICKER MISSES IT. RAMS HAVE THE BALL AT MIDFIELD AND MARCHING TOWARDS THE GOAL LINE. IN ATLANTA FALCON PLAYOFF FASHION WE STOP THEM ON THE LAST PLAY OF THE GAME ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE END ZONE. AT THE TIME JAKE ELLIOT , OUR KICKER , WAS 2 FOR 4 WITH FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS LONGER THAN 50 YARDS. IF YOU TOLD ME I HAD A 50% CHANCE OF ENDING A GAME ON ONE KICK I DO IT EVERY TIME. ANYWAY , LUCKILY A RAM PLAYER FUMBLED A PUNT AND 2 OTHER PLAYERS NEVER RAN OUT OF BOUNDS......DUMBASSES. EAGLES WIN AND MAKE THE SEASON FUN FOR ONE MORE WEEK.

  OH ANOTHER BONUS WAS BOTH THE COWDICKS AND GIANTS LOST AND GOT SHUT OUT.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT LIKE ASS. THE NEXT MORNING I ORDER NEW STRAPS FOR MY CPAP MASK.

  MONDAY     12 - 17 - 18

  BACK TO THE GRIND. WAKING UP SUPER EARLY , PREPPING LUNCH , DRIVING YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL , AND BACK HOME.

  EDIT RADIO SHOW AT SUPER SPEED. IT AMAZES ME IN THE PAST IT TOOK ME 3 DAYS TO EDIT AND MAIL OUT THE SHOW TO OUR RADIO AFFILIATES. NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS DIGITAL............45 MINUTES. FRICKIN' LOVE IT.

  MACGYVER AN EXTENDING PIECE OF WOOD SEMI-INHIBITING US FROM POURING LIQUID INTO OUR WASHER MACHINE. I THOUGHT IT CAME OUT GOOD FOR A MACHINE IN A CLOSET. USING A HAMMER AND LARGE RAMBO / BOWIE KNIFE WAS QUITE INVENTIVE OF ME TO CUT THE WOOD TRIM ACROSS.

 UPSTAIRS TO MY OFFICE TO PRINT OUT NEW DAY/NIGHT SHIFT DOCUMENTS FOR THE NAIL AND CHANGE SOME BOTTLED BEER PRICES. WE HAVE NOT CHANGED OUR BOTTLED BEERS SINCE 2006. PRICE INCREASE OF A QUARTER.

  BY MID AFTERNOON I HEAD TO THE NAIL WITH A 100 TOOLS. MY MISSION WAS TO HANG THE NEW MONSTER PLASMA TV. WHEELS AND I MET SOME PEOPLE AT THE NAIL TO TALK SHOP. WHEN THEY LEFT SHE HELPED ME HANG THE TV ON THE MOUNTS. IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. BUT YOU SEE THIS IS MY LIFE AND ANYTHING I DO IS 10X HARDER THAN MOST.

  BOTH TV'S I PURCHASED DID NOT HAVE REMOTES. THE SMALLER TV I FOUND ONE FOR. I TEXT THE CRAIGSLIST GUY AND HE TELLS ME HE SEARCHED FOR AN HOUR AND COULD NOT FIND THE REMOTE FOR THE BIG TV. HE ALSO TOLD ME HE HAS NOT USED THE TV IN 2 YEARS. I TENDED TO NOT BELIEVE EITHER STORY. SO , THIS TV FOR SOME REASON DOES NOT HAVE A " MENU " BUTTON.  THE TV CAME ON PERFECTLY WHEN WE BOUGHT IT AT THE GUY'S HOUSE BUT NOW THE SCREEN WAS STATIC OR BLACK. I PLAYED WITH IT FOR AN HOUR.....NOTHING.

  I CALL MY SUPER TECH. HE ARRIVES AT THE NAIL TO TROUBLE SHOOT. WE NARROW IT DOWN TO SEVERAL OPTIONS. GET THE ORIGINAL REMOTE ( THAT'S OUT ) , ORDER A NEW ONE BUT WE NEED THE MODEL NUMBER ( VERY HARD TO GET TO NOW THAT THE TV IS HANGING ON THE WALL. WHEELS ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK HELPING ME HANG IT ON THE MOUNTS. PICTURE WHEELS STANDING ON THE BAR AND ME UNDERNEATH THE LARGE TV PUSHING UPWARDS....UGH ) , RUN A HDMI CORD RIGHT TO THE CABLE BOX , OR FIND AN UNIVERSAL REMOTE. SO THESE ARE OUR OPTIONS AND THE UNIVERSAL REMOTE WILL BE FIRST.

  I WAS KINDA BUMMED I SPENT 3 HOURS WITH THIS TV AND IT DOES NOT WORK.

  I REPLACE 6 BULBS ON OUR STAGE LIGHTING. I ALSO LOAD ALL MY TOOLS ON THE POOL TABLE NEATLY. I HAD A SHIT LOAD OF TOOLS BY THE FRONT BAR AREA WHILE WORKING THERE. I GET SOME OTHER PROJECTS DONE AND BARTEND TO SOME REGULARS WHO COME IN. I ALSO WATCH THE PANTHERS LOSE TO THE SAINTS WHICH HELPS THE EAGLES CAUSE. WHAT IS FRUSTRATING IS THE BUCS AND PANTHERS WHO BEAT THE EAGLES HAVE NOW LOST 6 GAMES IN A ROW EACH.

 AN INTERESTING DEPRESSING FACT. IF NFL GAMES WERE 55 MINUTES THE EAGLES WOULD BE 10 - 3.

 WELP , LOOKS LIKE THE FOLES FANS CAME OUT IN DROVES. TRADE WENTZ AND KEEP FOLES WAS THERE CREE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND RADIO. I DISAGREE WITH THIS PHILOSOPHY BUT I AM A FAN OF FOLES.............WENTZE TOO. HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET THAT WENTZ WAS 11-2 LAST YEAR AND MOST LIKELY WOULD OF BEEN VOTED M.V.P. OF THE WHOLE NFL IF NOT FOR HIS INJURY. THAT IS HIS DOWNFALL OF BEING INJURED EVERY SEASON. BUT THAN AGAIN , EVERY QUARTERBACK GETS INURED EACH SEASON ( EXCEPT TOM BRADY )

  ARRIVE HOME LATE NIGHT AND ONLY CHILL FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. WHEELS WAS WATCHING A SPECIAL ON FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO PASSED THIS YEAR. IT WAS SO SAD.....SOME REALLY GOOD PEOPLE. ANTHONY BOURDAIN WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

  OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD UNTIL OUR DOG STARTED BARKING LIKE THE BEJESUS AT 1:30AM. IT WAS MY ELDEST AND HER FRIENDS COMING IN OR LEAVING....NOT SURE WHICH.

  TUESDAY      12 - 18 - 18

  18+ HOURS AT THE NAIL IN THE LAST 2 DAYS......IT WAS ENOUGH. STRANGELY I WAS OKAY WITH IT.

  NORMAL ROUTINE ........BLOG , EMAIL , LUNCH , KID , DRIVE , AND BACK HOME.

  I ORDER A NEW HEAD STRAP FOR MY DARTH VADAR CPAP MASK. IT WAS EXTREMELY AND DESPERATELY NEEDED.  OF COURSE I HAD TO MACGYVER IT. THE STRAPS WORK PERFECT BUT ONE CLIP DID NOT ENGAGE TO MY SITH MASK. I HAD TO USE AN OLD PLASTIC CLIP AND SWITCHED IT WITH MY NEW ONE. THE FUN PART WAS MY ELDEST AND THE PUP LAID ON THE BED WHILE I ADAPTED THE MASK PART. PRE-TEST WORKED PERFECT. I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO USING IT TONIGHT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY AND MEET A TECH FRIEND AGAIN. HALF THE ORDER ARRIVES AND THE REST WILL BE DELIVERED ON THURSDAY. I ROTATE STOCK AND BREAK DOWN 20 BEER BOXES TO OUR DUMPSTER.

  NEXT MY TECH FRIEND AND I WORK ON OUR " NEW " OMEGA TV. ONCE AGAIN I FIND OUT MORE THINGS ABOUT THIS TV THAT WAS NOT EXPRESSED OR FALSIFIED ON CRAIGSLIST AND/OR TOLD TO ME. FIRST...IT HAS NO INTERNAL SPEAKERS. WHAT TV HAS NO SPEAKERS ??!! THE GOOD THING IS I DON'T REALLY CARE BECAUSE 95% OF THE TIME OUR TV'S OUR MUTED. SECOND , IT IS NOT A 65 INCH BUT 55". ANYWAY , WITH NO ORIGINAL REMOTE IT WAS TOUGH TO DO ANYTHING. MY FRIEND FOUND AN EXACT MODEL AND BROUGHT IT TO THE NAIL. WITHIN MINUTES WE HAD A WORKING TV WITH A NICE PICTURE. I PROGRAMMED A NEW FIOS TV TO TURN IT OFF AND ON. THE PICTURE IS GOOD BUT I COULD HAVE 2 MORE OPTIONS. 1 - RUN AN HDMI CORD AND HAVE HD QUALITY AND 2 BUY A CABLE CARD AND IT WILL WORK INDEPENDENTLY FROM ALL THE OTHER TV'S.....DECISIONS DECISIONS. BOTH IDEAS ARE VERY CHEAP. HDMI CORD I FOUND FOR $15 AND A CABLE CARD IS $5.

  I CLEANED , FIXED STUFF , AND THAN HAD TO STOP. I RAN OUT OF ENERGY. WHAT MADE ME RUN OUT OF ENERGY ? I THREW OUT THAT HUGE BOX TV ON THE CORNER OF THE BAR BY THE FRONT DOOR. I USED A DOLLY AND ROLLED IT ALL THE WAY TO THE DUMPSTER. THAT WAS EASY. BUT THAN I HAD TO LIFT IT UP AND INTO THE DUMPSTER. OH......MY........GOD THIS WAS A LOAD AND HALF TO GET IN.

  WHEELS AND FAMILY GO SEE " MATILDA " AT THE WALNUT STREET THEATRE. THEY SAID IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD BUT ABOUT 30 MINUTES TOO LONG.

  HOME BY MYSELF I CHILL WITH THE PUP. I AM PROUD OF MYSELF OF NOT HAVING ANY BRANDY. THOUGH I DID HAVE 2 BEERS AND 2 LIME GINS WITH WILD BERRY SODA WATER. THEY WERE IN SMALL ROCKS GLASSES BUT THEY WERE REFRESHING TO SIP ON.

  WATCHED THE FLYERS WIN A GAME WITH THEIR NEW GOALIE. THIS KID HART CAME UP FROM THE MINORS AND IS ONLY 20 YEARS OLD. HIS PARENTS AND GRANDFATHER WERE IN ATTENDANCE. YES......I ACTUALLY WELLED UP A LITTLE AS MOM WAS FILMING HIM AND CRYING HERSELF AS HE WAS NAME STAR OF THE GAME. FLYERS WON 3 - 2.

  WHEELS AND YOUNGEST ARRIVE HOME AND TELL ME ABOUT THE MATILDA PLAY AND THEIR DRIVER. AGAIN , THE PLAY WAS TOO LONG BUT OKAY. THEIR DRIVER WAS ANOTHER STORY. BUMPING SOMEONE AHEAD OF THEM THINKING IT WAS A GUARD RAIL. THE PERSON GETTING HIT GETS OUT OF THEIR VEHICLE AND SCREAMS AT HER. HOW THE HELL DO YOU NOT KNOW YOUR BUMPING SOMEONE ?

  I HAD A GOOD DAY AND IT WAS A STRANGE GOOD FEELING BEING AT THE NAIL FOR MOST OF THE LAST 2 DAYS. MOST THINGS ARE BAD AND STRESSFUL OWNING A BAR BUT SOME GOOD THINGS ARE ALWAYS HAVING ON HAND BOOZE , FOOD , NAPKINS , TOILET PAPER , CASH , AND A DUMPSTER.

  WEDNESDAY       12 - 29 - 18

  SLEPT PRETTY GOOD CONSIDERING MY NORMAL HABITS. I HAD TO SLIGHTLY MACGYVER MY NEW HEAD STRAP FOR THE MASK YESTERDAY AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

  NOT GOOD ENOUGH JUST SPLITTING SHELF TO ACCESS WASHER MACHINE DRAWER FOR LIQUID. SO , I USED GORILLA TAPE AS TRIM. WHEELS SAYS , " I'M TELLING YOUR BROTHER. " 

  ** MY BROTHER IS A SUPER CARPENTER AND EVERYTHING HE DOES IS PERFECT. ME , ON THE OTHER HAND , WELL , I'M A MACGYVER OF SORTS **

  A TEST - I WILL BRING A SMALL FLAT TV TO THE NAIL TO SEE IF OUR CABLE BOX IS H.D. COMPATIBLE. IF IT IS THAN I WILL MAKE THE " NEW " HUGE TV HIGH DEFINITION.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL WITH MY ELDEST. I HAD A GOOD TIME MAKING JOKES WITH HER AND SETTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN THE INTERIOR OF THE BAR. WE ALSO TEST THE SMALL FLAT TV WE BROUGHT TO SEE IF IT IS H.D. COMPATIBLE....AND IT IS. 

  ELDEST MAKES FOOD FOR HER SISTER AND HERSELF AND ROLLS OUT. THEY SET-UP THE FLAT TV IN OUR YOUNGEST BEDROOM AND INSTALLED THE H.D. CORD. THE PICTURE IS PERFECT AND OUR YOUNGEST WAS THANKFUL.

  I ORDER 50 FEET OF H.D.M.I. CORD. AT STORES LIKE BEST BUY , STAPLES , AND MICROCENTER THE PRICE RANGED FROM $50 TO $120. I GO TO WALMART AND FOUND A CORD FOR $11. UNFORTUNATELY IT IS " ONLINE " ORDERING ONLY. THANK GOODNESS I DOUBLE CHECKED. I TRIED CALLING THE WALMART BUT THERE WAS NO ANSWER IN 2 DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS.  I DOUBLE CHECK THEIR WEBSITE AND IT CLEARLY SAYS " NOT AVAILABLE IN STORE ". SO GLAD I DIDN'T TAKE A DRIVE OUT THERE TONIGHT. I ORDER THE PRODUCT. FREE SHIPPING AND IT ARRIVES IN 2 WEEKS. I PAID 99 CENTS SO IT WOULD ARRIVE IN 6 DAYS. I THINK IT WILL BE COOL TO HAVE HIGH DEFINITION ON THIS BIG TV.

  ON MY PUNCH LIST I WRITE DOWN " SPEAKERS ".  I KNOW I HAVE 2 BLACK SPEAKERS WITH RED FRONTS IN OUR BASEMENT. IN FACT , MY ELDEST SAYS THEY ARE HERS. THE " NEW " BIG TV BY OUR FRONT DOOR DOES NOT HAVE INTERNAL SPEAKERS SO THERE IS NO SOUND. THIS IS NOT A BIG DEAL BECAUSE 95% OF THE TIME OUR TV'S OUR MUTED. BUT SOME PATRONS WILL USE THIS TV FOR PAY-PER-VIEW EVENTS AND GAMING TOO. I FIGURE TOMORROW I BRING THESE SPEAKERS DOWN AND TEST THEM. BUT.............I REMEMBER SOMETHING.  I GO TO OUR HALLWAY AND I HAVE 2 BRAND NEW SPEAKERS IN OUR GLASS CABINETS. THEY ARE IN PERFECT CONDITION AND BEEN SITTING THERE FOR 2 YEARS. IN FACT , I ALMOST THREW THEM OUT LAST MONTH. I GRAB ONE SPEAKER AND WIPE IT DOWN. I TAKE IT TO THE BIG TV AND EASILY CONNECT IT.....BANG....SOUND ON THE TV.

  I GET THE 2ND SPEAKER CONNECTED AND THEY WORK PERFECT. THEY EVEN MATCH THE COLOR OF THE TV. THEY ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE THEY CAME WITH THE TV. IT WAS THIS LITTLE THING THAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD. I PLACED BOTH SPEAKERS ON TOP OF THE TV AND THEY LOOK DECENT. I MAY HANG THEM ON THE WALL BUT FOR NOW I AM OKAY WHERE THEY ARE. I THINK IT WILL BE NICE WHEN I RUN THE H.D. CORD. WATCHING EVENTS WILL BE A LITTLE NICER WITH SOUND AND A QUALITY PICTURE.

  GOT SOME OTHER PROJECTS DONE AND TALKED TO SOME BANDS. I BARTENDED A LITTLE BIT AND BY 11PM I WAS TIRED. I GAVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME.

  76ERS WIN EASILY. 

  HMMMMM........STARTED LOOKING FOR EAGLES TICKETS. I HAVE A BIG TAILGATE I WAS INVITED TOO WITH A FIRE TRUCK....KINDA COOL. ALSO TEMPERATURES ARE SUPPOSE TO BE GOOD. NOT SURE OF GOING BECAUSE MONEY IS TIGHT.

 DAMN...THOUGHT THEY FORGOT. I HAVE HAD A CASH ENVELOPE AT THE NAIL FOR ALMOST A MONTH FOR THE PLUMBERS. THEY NEVER CALLED ME FOR THE FINAL PAYMENT AND I AM CERTAINLY NOT CALLING THEM ESPECIALLY ON THE SUPER PRICE THEY CHARGED US. WELL , I GOT THE CALL THIS MORNING......CRAP.

  AT HOME I WATCH SOME TV. I HAVE 2 BEERS AND ONE BRANDY. THE NEXT MORNING I ABSOLUTELY REGRET DRINKING THE BRANDY BECAUSE OF MY SUGAR HEADACHE.

 BEFORE BED I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST WHO IS PLAYING A COMPUTER GAME VIA REMOTE WITH A FRIEND I ADORE. I TALK AND MAKE THEM GIGGLE. THE FRIEND SO COOL.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEEP GOOD AGAIN WITH MY NEW HARNESS OF A MASK. I HAVE JOINED THE DARK SIDE.

   THURSDAY      12 - 20 - 18

  THE RAIN HURTS.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. WE TALK ABOUT HOW HER FRIENDS ARE HAVING TROUBLE SEEING EYE TO EYE ON WHERE TO SPEND SENIOR WEEK AT........NORTH WILDWOOD OR OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. SUCH TOUGH DECISIONS.

  A PLUMBING COMPANY NOT SO NICE. THE WORKERS DID AN EXCELLENT JOB BUT I CAN'T SAY THE DESK PEOPLE ARE THAT HIGH UP ON THE SCALE. I WAS TOLD BY THE OWNER " HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ARE ON THE STREET TRYING TO BE COLLECTED ". THE NAIL OWES $1,000 AND THAT CASH HAS BEEN IN AN ENVELOPE FOR A MONTH NOW JUST WAITING TO BE PICKED UP.  I GO TO THE NAIL SOMETIMES DURING THE DAY BUT WAS NEVER ASKED. I JUST SAID , " STOP BY ANY NIGHT AFTER 7PM. IT ONLY TAKES SECONDS ", BUT A SECRETARY SAID SHE WOULD NOT PAY ONE OF HER WORKERS TO STOP BY AT NIGHT. THEY DON'T WORK AT NIGHT. I REPLIED , "OH, I THOUGHT THEY DID EMERGENCY NIGHT CALLS ALL THE TIME." SHE RESPONDS , " UHMMM , THEY DO. "
 ANYWAY , "A BARTENDER WILL GIVE YOU THE MONEY ANYTIME TIME AFTER 7PM ". THE OWNER SAID OKAY. WELL , I GUESS HE DIDN'T RELAY THAT TO THE SECRETARIES. 4 TIMES I GOT CONTACTED TODAY AND 4 TIMES I SAID I AM NOT HEADING TO THE NAIL UNTIL MY BEER DELIVERY ARRIVES.  OF COURSE , I SOLVE IT BY PUSHING THE BEER DELIVERY UNTIL TOMORROW. I WILL MEET A PLUMBING REP TO GIVE THE CASH IN OUR SAFE. THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THE STREET WILL BE LESS BY $1,000.

  BROKEN KITCHEN CHAIR. I SET UP TOOLS OUTSIDE ALONG WITH THE PUP. I MAKE A TEMPLATE OUT OF A CARDBOARD BOX TO FIT UNDERNEATH THE SEAT TO SECURE IT. I FIND A PIECE OF WOOD IN MY GARAGE AND TRACE IT. I CUT IT WITH A CIRCULAR SAW AND A JIG SAW.  I FIGURE OUT A WAY TO SECURE IT UNDERNEATH THE CHAIR AND IT WORKED PERFECT. DONE.......FREE.

  TOO HOT UPSTAIRS IS A COMPLAINT FROM OUR ELDEST. SO I FIND A SHUT-OFF VALVE BEHIND OUR BASEMENT BAR BEHIND SOME SHELVING UNIT I HAD TO TAKE APART. THIS SHOULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM BY TURNING OFF THE HEAT FOR UPSTAIRS.

  HANG A MIRROR AND LEVEL A ART PICTURE FOR MY YOUNGEST IN HER BEDROOM.

  TRIED TO FIND A TV WALL MOUNT FOR MY TV AND MY YOUNGEST TV. I WAS DOWN THE BASEMENT FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND COULD NOT FIND ANY IDEAS OR METAL MOUNTS THAT WOULD WORK. I HEAR SOME FOOT STEPS COMING DOWN THE STEPS AND IT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE MY DOG. I AM THE ONLY ONE IN THE HOUSE.  IT WAS MY ELDEST WHO CAME HOME FROM COLLEGE. I TELL HER , " PLEASE , ALWAYS ANNOUNCE YOURSELF WHEN ENTERING OUR HOUSE.....A SIMPLE " HELLO !! " WILL SURFICE. "

  MAKE A LATE BREAKFAST FOR MY KID THOUGH SHE WANTED TO GO OUT FOR LUNCH.

 SO NICE HAVING A CPAP MASK THAT FITS PERFECT AND MAKES ZERO NOISE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WE PROMOTE HARD BUT IT WAS A SLOW NIGHT DUE TO THE RAIN. I FELT BAD FOR OUR BARTENDER WHO IS IN FROM COLLEGE FOR JUST ONE WEEK.

 I PICK UP MY YOUNGEST FROM CARLINO'S AND THEY RUN A GOOD SHIP.....REAL GOOD. SHE WANTS TO STOP AT WAWA FOR MAC & CHEESE AND SOME CHICKEN TENDERS. THE PLACE IS ALWAYS BUSY AND THEY ARE COMPLETELY REVERSE FROM CARLINO'S WHICH IS EXPECTED. 10 CUSTOMERS WAITING FOR FOOD ITEMS. 5 WAWA WORKERS BEHIND THE COUNTER. OUT OF 5.......2 WERE PREPARING THE FOOD ORDERS..........2.  ONE GIRL BETWEEN KISSING HER BOYFRIEND ( WHO LOOKED 30 YEARS OLDER THAN HER AND I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS HER DAD ) STOCKED PLASTIC CUPS WHILE THE WAITING LINE GREW. I TOLD MY KID , " NOW I WOULD HAVE ALL WORKERS HELP PREP FOOD AND WHEN THE LINE DISSIPATES I TELL THEM TO GO BACK TO STOCKING CUPS OR KISSING YOUR DAD ". A GUY OVERHEARING ME AND WAITING IN LINE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " AND THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO ".

  HEAD HOME AND A FRIEND/WORKER OF THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES VISITS US. HE BRINGS A CASE OF BEER AND WE HEAR BAD NEWS. THE PHILLIES LET HIM GO. THEY TOLD HIM TO RETIRE. BIG BRASS CONTACT HIM AND CONGRATULATE HIM ON HIS RETIREMENT. HIS RESPONSE , " I WAS TOLD TO RETIRE. " I FELT BAD FOR HIM. WE HUNG OUT ABOUT 90 MINUTES.  MORE FAMILY DROPPED BY AND THEY HUNG OUT ANOTHER 2 HOURS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE MY NIECE HOME FROM COLLEGE ON HER HOLIDAY BREAK. I TRIED TO CONVINCE HER TO HAVE A BEER OR GLASS OF WINE BUT SHE WAS TOO SMART FOR MY RUSE. I HAVE ONE RULE , " IF UNDER 21 I DO NOT SERVE YOU. "

  WHEELS AND I SETTLE DOWN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " OUTLANDER ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  I HAD NO BRANDY TONIGHT AND WOKE UP FEELING GOOD. IT SUCKS ONE OF MY FAVORITE LIQUORS IS NOW POISON TO ME.

  TALKED TO A COUSIN AND 2 BROTHERS FOR OVER 30 MINUTES EACH TODAY. ONE IS HAVING SOME HEALTH ISSUES AND NEEDS SURGERY. SOME OF THE JOKES I SAID WERE A LITTLE SEXUAL IN NATURE. LATER I TALKED TO MY MOM. I TOLD HER ONE JOKE I SAID. IT WAS , " I BELIEVE MY BROTHER NEEDS A STUNT PENIS AND I WAS WILLING TO HELP OUT ". I SAID THIS TWICE DURING A 1 MINUTE SPAN AND MY GOODNESS SHE WAS ROARING LAUGHING THAT SHE HAD TO PUT THE PHONE DOWN. I HEAR MY DAD IN THE BACK GROUND , " WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ? " I HEAR MY MOM CRYING LAUGHING AND TRYING TO PUT WORDS TOGETHER AND RESPONDS , " ITS .......YOUR .......CRAZY SON ............CHRIS. ".

 SEARCHING CRAIGSLIST , MY NEXTDOOR NEIGHBOR , AND NFL NETWORK FOR EAGLES TICKETS. TWO DAYS AGO I REALLY WANTED TO GO TO THE GAME. TODAY I AM 50/50. THE MAIN REASON IS THE TAILGATE WHEELS AND I GOT INVITED TOO.......WITH A FIRETRUCK. TO ME , THE TAILGATE ALONE WOULD BE FUN ENOUGH. THAN MAYBE GO TO CHICKIES & PETE'S , MCFADDENS , OR XFINITY LIVE UNTIL HALFTIME AND THAN ROLL HOME. WE WILL SEE. IT MIGHT BE A LAST MINUTE DECISION. TICKETS ARE GOING FOR A $100.

 I POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF A BEER CALLED " WD-40 ". IT INTRIGUED ME WITH THE NAME BUT THE TASTE COULD BE SOMETHING TO ORDER. IT IS A DARK STOUT WITH BREWED VANILLA , CHOCOLATE , AND COFFEE MIXED INTO IT. OF COURSE I MADE A JOKE ABOUT THE NAME BY SAYING YOU CAN DRINK IT OR USE IT ON A SQUEAKY DOOR HINGE. I GOT ALOT OF COMMENTS AND LIKES ON IT.  I TEXTED MY BEER DISTRIBUTOR AND IT IS NOT SOLD IN PA. I EMAIL THE COMPANY CALLED HI-WIRE BREWING. THEY RESPOND THEY ONLY SELL THIS BEER IN THE CAROLINAS. HMMM....THE CAROLINAS YOU SAY? I TEXT AND EMAIL A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE WHO LIVES IN NORTH CAROLINA. WE ARE MEETING UP WITH HIM AND HIS WIFE NEXT WEEK. HE WILL TRY TO GET ME SOME CASES OF WD-40.

  ANOTHER DAY IN THE BOOKS. SPEAKING OF BOOKS. THE NAIL HAS BEEN IN THE BLACK OR ABOVE WATER FOR 7 STRAIGHT MONTHS......A NEW RECORD. YEAH !!......NO ONE CARES

  I GET AN EMAIL " WE'VE SHIPPED YOUR ORDER !!! YOU CAN TRACK YOUR ORDER USING THESE NUMBERS BELOW !!!". I TRY TO TRACK THE ORDER AND IT SAYS , " PLEASE WAIT 24 - 48 HOURS TO TRACK YOUR ORDER ". I JUST SCUFFED GIGGLED AND WENT TO BED.

  FRIDAY     12 - 21 - 18

  CHECK THE ROOF.......FATTY'S UP THERE AGAIN.

  TO SAY I WAS CONCERNED WITH TICKET SALES WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. AS OF TUESDAY JUST 13 TICKETS WERE SOLD. BY THE END OF FRIDAY NIGHT...........OVER 120 PEOPLE CAME THROUGH OUR DOORS.

  START MORNING HEADING TO THE NAIL TO MEET 3 VENDORS. WE PAID OUR PLUMBING BILL , HAD OUR BEER LINES CLEANED , AND RECEIVED ANOTHER BEER ORDER.  I STAYED ANOTHER 2 HOURS TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

  I RETURN HOME AND NEVER GO INSIDE. I HAVE TO UTILIZE THIS WONDERFUL WEATHER. I CLIMB ON THE ROOF AND REMOVE TONS OF PINE NEEDLES WHERE OUR ROOF SHINGLES MEET THE FLASHING. I TOOK UP A LARGE BUCKET AND HAD 2 BIG RUBBER GLOVES. I SLIPPED A LITTLE AND YELLED OUT " MOM !! " LIKE A LITTLE GIRL.  TWO MINUTES LATER I LOOK DOWN ON OUR LAWN AND WHEELS IS LOOKING UP AT ME LIKE I'M AN ASSHOLE.

  NEXT I REMOVE MY MOTORCYCLE'S BATTERY AND TRICKLE CHARGE IT IN MY BASEMENT. I ALSO COVER THE BIKE.

  INSIDE WHEELS MAKES A NICE LUNCH OF B.L.T.'S.

  I HANG OUT WITH MY YOUNGEST FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THAN TRY TO TAKE A NAP. MY POWER NAP LASTED 15 MINUTES.

  TRIED GETTING EAGLES TICKETS. CRAIGSLIST MAKES ME AWFUL NERVOUS. I HAVE 2 REALLY GOOD TAILGATES TO GO TO BUT DO NOT HAVE THE CABBAGE TO BUY TICKETS. I NEED A REALLY GOOD DEAL.

  WHEELS HEADS TO AN ANNUAL COUSINS EGGNOG PARTY IN CENTER CITY. IT WILL BE THE FIRST YEAR I MISSED FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL AND I WAS SO HAPPY NUMBERS JUMPED TO OVER A 100 FROM 13 ON TUESDAY. I CALLED IN ANOTHER COLLEGE BARTENDER AND IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE HER. THE STAFF RAN ALL NIGHT AND WE RECEIVED SO MANY COMPLIMENTS AND ACTS EVEN ASKED TO TAKE PICTURES ON OUR STAGE. WE FELT LIKE A MINI CELEBRITIES.

  A PERFECT SHOW RUN AGAIN BY MYSELF AND OUR SOUND MAN. WE REALLY HAVE IT DOWN TO A SCIENCE.

 ROLL HOME AFTER A CHOCOLATE MARTINI. I HAVE 2 BUD LIGHT BEERS AND NO BRANDY. I SLEEP GOOD AND WAKE UP WITH NO SUGAR HEADACHE.

   SATURDAY       12 - 22 - 18

  PART II

  YOUNGEST GOES SHOPPING WITH GRAND MOM. THIS IS A GOOD AND NICE GESTURE. GRAND MOM ALWAYS SAYS JUST AN HOUR OR SO.............5 HOURS LATER. I AM HAPPY OUR YOUNGEST WAS COOL WITH SHOPPING BUT I SO COULD OF USED OUR KID TO WORK THE NAIL TONIGHT. SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE IN BY 7PM. BY 10:30PM I TOLD HER JUST TO GO HOME BECAUSE HER DAY WAS JUST AS LONG AS MINE.

  AGAIN I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT TICKET SALE NUMBERS FOR TONIGHT. AS OF TUESDAY WE ONLY HAD 36 SOLD. BY THE END OF TONIGHT 211 FANS CAME THROUGH OUR DOORS. ABSOLUTELY AMAZED. WE WERE PACKED AND OUR 2 ADORABLE COLLEGE BARTENDERS RAN HARD FOR 5 HOURS STRAIGHT.

  I HEAD DOWN THE NAIL AND PREP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. ALMOST ALL OF IT WAS READY SO I WAS NOT GOING TO OPEN UNTIL 5PM. THAN........HARD BANGING ON OUR FRONT DOOR. I CHECK OUR SURVEILLANCE MONITOR AND I SEE IT IS 4 HIP HOP ARTISTS. THEY CONTINUE TO BANG HARD ON THE DOOR. THE FRONT IS COMPLETELY DARK YET THEY CONTINUE TO BANG ON THE FRONT DOOR LIKE THEY WANT TO BREAK IT DOWN.  IT DID NOT TAKE LONG FOR ME TO GO CODE RED. AT 4:59PM I OPEN THE DOORS AND SCREAM , " WHO THE FUCK BANGS ON A FUCKING DOOR LIKE THAT WHEN NO FUCKING LIGHTS ARE ON !!! WE DON'T OPEN UNTIL 5 - FUCKING - PM !!!  JESUS CHRIST , ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!!! " THEY LEFT AND CAME BACK 45 MINUTES LATER.

  THE CROWD STARTS FILING IN AND IT BUILDS QUICKLY. NO ARTIST WANTS TO START THE SHOW SO I PUSH IT BACK FROM 6:30PM START TO A 7:45PM START. FOR THE MOST PART EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL. OUR COLLEGE BARTENDERS RAN HARD ALL NIGHT. I RAN THE SHOW AND OUR SOUNDMAN RAN THE ACTS. IT WAS A PERFECTLY RUN SHOW AGAIN.

  A GUY I KNOW THAT DOESN'T STOP TALKING STOPPED BY. I TEXTED WHEELS , " OH........MY........GOD. " SHE KNEW WHAT I MEANT. I NEVER SEEN ANYONE TALK THAT MUCH. I EVEN HINTED TO HIM, " YOU KNOW , YOU REALLY SHOULD LISTEN MORE THAN YOU TALK. " THE ADVICE WAS NOT HEEDED.

  IT TOOK A COUPLE OF DAYS BUT I MUST THANK HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP ROAD CREW FOR COMING OUT AT 11:30PM. ACROSS THE STREET HAVERFORD ROAD HAD A HUGE POT HOLE. IT SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON SHOT WHEN CARS HIT THIS POT HOLE. I JUMPED AT LEAST 3 TIMES WHEN CARS HIT IT. I HAVE 2 HUB CAPS ON OUR OUTSIDE BENCH FOR A DRIVER TO RETRIEVE. I TOLD WHEELS THIS STORY AND SHE SAID , " OH MY GOD , I HIT THAT POT HOLE 2 NIGHTS AGO. I THOUGHT I HAD A FLAT TIRE. "

  FLYERS LOSE. THEY BLOW. GET RID OF THE GOALIE.

  76ERS WIN A HUGE GAME OVER THE RAPTORS. THEY HAVE BEATEN THE 76ERS THE LAST 23 OF 25 MEETINGS.

  REDSKINS LOSE......NICE.

  BIG EAGLES GAME TOMORROW. I WAS SO CLOSE TO GOING. I SO DO NOT TRUST CRAIGSLIST. IF MY ANTENNAS GO UP I DO NOT MAKE THE DEAL. ONE ASSHOLE ARGUED WITH ME NOT TO MEET AT THE NAIL WHICH IS A PUBLIC PLACE. HE WANTED TO DO EVERYTHING OVER THE PHONE TEXTING....NOT EVEN TALK. HE NEVER GAVE ME HIS NAME AND HIS AREA CODE WAS BALTIMORE. YEP.......SO MANY EAGLES FANS FROM BALTIMORE.....FUCKING SCAMMER.

  THE 2 BARTENDERS AND I WRAP UP AND CLOSE FOR THE NIGHT.  2 GUYS JUST DIDN'T GET THE HINT WHEN WE CLOSED ALL THE TV'S ........AND RADIO.......AND LIGHTS.............AND CLEANED OFF EVERY TABLE. FINALLY I SAID , " C'MON GUYS , WE BEEN HERE 12 HOURS WE WANT TO ROLL. " ONE GUY SCUFFED AND 5 MINUTES LATER HE LEFT. THE OTHER GUY WAS POLITE.

  MADE ME FEEL GOOD.....WISHING PEOPLE MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THEY SAID IT BACK.

  ROLL HOME TO WIND DOWN WITH 2 BUD LIGHT CAN BEERS. BY 1:45AM I COULDN'T KEEP MY EYES OPEN.

  SUNDAY     12 - 23 - 18

 WORSE DECISION EVER............DAMN IT !!

  AS I WROTE YESTERDAY I HAD THIS FANTASTIC EAGLES TAILGATE TO GO TOO. I ACTUALLY HAD 3 TOTAL. MAN DID I DROP THE BALL.  PICTURES WERE POSTED ON FACEBOOK BY OUR FRIEND AND I LITERALLY SAID " FUCK " TO MYSELF WHEN I SAW ALL THE FUN PICTURES.  OUR FRIENDS WHO OWN A POPULAR DELI HAD A HUGE SPREAD. ABOUT 6 FRIENDS WE KNEW IN JUST ONE PICTURE AND WHEELS FRIEND SHOWED UP IN THE FIRE TRUCK......SHIT. THE FIRE TRUCK WAS DECKED OUT IN ALL 4 PHILLY TEAMS LOGOS ALONG WITH CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. EVERY DOOR THAT FOLDED DOWN ON THE TRUCK'S SIDE HAD BOOZE IN IT. MY HEART SANG. AGAIN , I SO DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS ONE.

  TO MAKE THE EAGLES GAME EVEN BETTER SAINT NICK AND HIS HUGE BALLS DELIVERED AGAIN. I BELIEVE HIS DONG CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE. HE SET ALL KINDS OF RECORDS AND I MISSED IT.....FUCK. EAGLES WIN AN UNBELIEVABLE EXCITING GAME ON A FINAL FIELD GOAL. THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES REMAIN ALIVE GOING INTO THE FINAL WEEK OF THE SEASON. I AM NOW THINKING OF GOING TO THE EAGLES / WASHINGTON GAME BECAUSE WE HAVE FAMILY THAT LIVE IN WASHINGTON.

  WASHINGTON REDSKINS FEDEX FIELD - 2 HOURS AND 11 MINUTES FROM MY DRIVEWAY.  28 MINUTES FROM MY SISTER-IN-LAW'S HOUSE.  OR CONTACT A COUSIN WHO WORKED FOR THE REDSKINS FOR 10 YEARS. I HAVE SOME OPTIONS HERE.

  SO TRY TO GUESS WHAT I DID DURING THE EAGLES GAME ?......BLOW.

   DROVE TO THE NAIL AT 9AM AND BEGAN MY LONG LIST OF CRAP. I THOUGHT I BE DONE BY 1PM SO I COULD WATCH THE EAGLES GAME AT HOME. THAT......DID NOT HAPPEN. HERE'S MY LIST :

 - DRIVE WITH WHEELS TO PICK UP OUR JEEP LEFT IN THE NAIL'S BACK LOT. I DO NOT MIND WHEN OUR ELDEST TAKES UBER HOME AFTER A COUPLE OF DRINKS INSTEAD OF DRIVING. THE KID LEAVES THE CAR THERE.

 - UNLOAD 200 TOOLS AND LAY THEM ALONG THE BAR. I DO OPEN THE NAIL.

 - UNLOAD FOOD AND RESTOCK SINCE WE HAD THE MOST ORDERED FOOD SATURDAY NIGHT THAT I CAN REMEMBER. I AM STILL A LITTLE BIT PEEVED MY MOM TOOK MY YOUNGEST / SLASH COOK FROM ME FOR SHOPPING.

 - STANDING ON THE BAR AND A LADDER I RE-ARRANGE SOME PLAGUES ABOVE OUR " NEW " TV.

 - CUSTOM HANG 2 SPEAKERS ABOVE OUR TV.

 - RUN A TEST BY LAYING A HDMI CORD BEHIND THE BAR FROM THE CABLE BOX TO THE TV. THE TEST WORKS PERFECTLY.

 - I RUN THE HMDI CORD FROM OUR HALLWAY ALL THE WAY TO THE NEW TV BY THE FRONT DOOR. OUR DROP CEILING TILES ARE SUPER HARD TO MOVE BECAUSE OUR HEATING DUCTS ARE PRESSED AGAINST THEM. I ACTUALLY BROKE A TILE BY PUSHING IT TOO HARD. THIS WAS A NIGHTMARE AND TOOK ME FOREVER TO RUN THE LINE. THE STUFF THAT FALLS FROM THESE CEILING TILES IS DISGUSTING. I NEVER WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN.

 - MEN'S BATHROOM - THE FLOOR TILES GOT COMPLETELY SCRATCHED BY THE GIGANTIC SNAKES WE RAN LAST MONTH TO CLEAR OUR CRAPPY DRAINS. THE SCUFF MARKS LOOK REALLY BAD. I HAD MATCHING TILES IN MY BASEMENT SO.........I BEGAN SMASHING THE CRAPPY FLOOR TILES UP WITH A MINI SLEDGE AND CHISEL. IT SMELLED LIKE ASS AND THIS JOB WAS ASS.

 - OPEN MY CERAMIC TILE ADHESIVE AND THE GLUE IS BLACK. GUESS I HAVEN'T USED IT IN A WHILE. I WALK OVER TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY AND PURCHASE A ONE GALLON BUCKET.

 - TEXT WHEELS , " NOT GOING TO MAKE IT HOME FOR EAGLES GAME.....BLOW ".

 - LISTEN TO MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK. IT IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST FUCKING WAY TO WATCH AN EAGLES GAME. MERRILL WAS FREAKING THE FUCK OUT WITH THESE HORRIBLE REF CALLS WHILE MIKE QUICK WAS TRYING TO CALM HIM DOWN AND THINK POSITIVE. THAN FOLES GETS HORSE COLLARED AND FACE MASKED ON A 2 POINT CONVERSATION AND QUICK FREAKS OUT YELLING INTO HIS MIC ABOUT HOW THIS WAS THE MOST HORRIFIC CALL MISSED HE AS EVER SEEN. IT WAS AWEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSOME !!!!!!!!!!!

 - I CLEAN UP THE SHITTY TILES AND ALL THE DEBRIS I MADE FROM REMOVING THEM. I DUMP THE TRASH IN OUR DUMPSTER. THIS DUMPSTER SAVED ME 200 TIMES.

 - ON MY HANDS AND KNEES I BEGIN LAYING THE NEW TILES. I RUN A HEATER FAN AND AN OSCILLATING FAN TO DRY THE AREA.

  - DRIVE HOME AT HALFTIME. I WATCH THE 2ND HALF WITH WHEELS AND MERRILL REESE. I AM NOT SURE WHICH IS MORE FUN , WATCHING WHEELS SQUIRM AND HAVE A HEART ATTACK AFTER WE LOST THE LEAD AND ATTEMPT A FINAL SECOND FIELD GOAL FOR THE WIN OR MERRILL REESE DESCRIBING IT.  EVEN OUR ELDEST DAUGHTER JOINED AND CHEERED AS WE WON.

 - SET-UP MY WET SAW TO CUT ONE FRIGGIN' FLOOR TILE. WHEELS GETS ME A BUCKET OF WATER AND I MAKE THE CUT. I LEAVE EVERY THING OUT IN MY BACK YARD AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL.

 - I SET THE FINAL CUT TILE.  I BLOCK THE MEN'S BATHROOM ENTRANCE WITH FANS , A LADDER , AND A NOTE SAYING " DO NOT USE THIS BATHROOM FOR TONIGHT ".

 - NOW.......CLEANING......BLOW. I WIPE DOWN EVERYTHING.....BAR TOPS , TABLES , WALLS , CHAIRS , STOOLS , MACHINES , EVERYTHING. THIS ABSOLUTELY BLOWS DOING THIS BY MYSELF.

 - VACUUM EVERYWHERE.

 - MOVED ALL MY TOOLS ON A TARP ON ONE POOL TABLE. THERE WAS A SHITLOAD. I CALL A PATRON WHO LEFT A CREDIT CARD HERE. THE PERSON THANKS ME 10 TIMES FOR SAVING THEIR CREDIT CARD. THEY WILL PICK IT UP LATER.

 - LOAD MY VAN UP WITH A 100 TOOLS.  I DO 20 OTHER THINGS AND ROLL HOME BY 6:30PM. AT HOME I HAVE TO PUT AWAY MY LARGE WATER SAW.

  FLYERS WITH A GOOD OVERTIME WIN. THEY NEVER WIN IN A SHOOT-OUT BUT DID TONIGHT.

 WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " OUTLANDER " AND " RAY DONOVAN ".

 GOOD DEED : ( YESTERDAY )

  FOR A FRIEND WHO LIVES BASICALLY IN HIS APARTMENT. HE ASKED ME TO DRIVE OUT TO KING OF PRUSSIA AND STOP AT C.V.S TO PICK UP HIS MEDS AND THAN TAKE THEM TO HIS HOUSE. WHEELS CAME WITH ME AND WE DELIVERED THEM. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  NAIL WILL BE OPEN AT 8PM FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS NIGHT.

  MONDAY     12 - 24 - 18  ( CHRISTMAS EVE )

  IF YOU WAIT , THEY WILL COME.

  UP EARLY AS ALWAYS.  I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND GROUT THE BATHROOM TILE I LAID YESTERDAY.  I AM PRETTY HAPPY ON THE FINAL PRODUCT.

  SOME PATRONS USED OUR NEW HD TV FOR PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. THEY SAID IT WAS AWESOME. IT WAS NICE TO HEAR.

  ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. WHEELS TRAVELED TO PICK UP A FAMILY MEMBER AND WE ALL MET BACK HOME.

 MOST ENJOYABLE MOMENT - OF COURSE I HEAD INTO MY YOUNGEST ROOM AND SNUGGLE WITH HER AND THE PUP. I DO THIS ABOUT 10 TIMES A DAY.  WHAT WAS NICE WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST JOINED US. I MAKE JOKES AND TRIED TO CONVINCE WHEELS OF LEAVING LATER FOR OUR CHRISTMAS EVE 7 FISHES PARTY. IT WAS FUN AND I MADE THEM LAUGH.

  WHEELS AND I ARE WATCHING A TALK SHOW CALLED " LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN ". A CUTE SHOW THAT  I WATCH FREQUENTLY BECAUSE THE NEWS CAN WAIT ONE HOUR. ANYWAY , THIS YOUNG ADORABLE CHOIR SINGS A WONDERFUL VERSION OF " LET IT SNOW ". DURING THE SONG I SUPER CRITIQUE THE CONDUCTOR ON WHY HE IS EVEN NEEDED AND ONE MALE SINGER WHO IS WAY OVER SINGING IN THE FRONT ROW AND WAY TOO HAPPY. RIGHT BEFORE THE SONG ENDS WHEELS TURNS TO ME AND SAYS ," YOU JUST TOTALLY RUINED THAT SONG FOR ME. " I START LAUGHING. MAN HAS SHE CHANGED IN 30 YEARS....TOTAL DARK SIDE NOW.

  LOAD UP FOOD AND GIFTS AND STOP BY THE NAIL FOR BEER AND MOVING A FAN BLOWING ON THE FLOOR TILE I GROUTED EARLIER.

  STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE AND THE JOKES ( MOSTLY ABOUT ME ) STARTED TO FLY , ALONG WITH BOOZE AND FOOD. THE 7 FISHES WERE AWESOME AND SO WAS THE MEATBALLS , SAUSAGE , AND GNOCCHI'S.  WE OPENED GIFTS , MADE SO MANY JOKES , PLAYED WITH THE YOUNG ONES , AND JUST CHILLED. IT WAS ANOTHER FUN AND WARM CHRISTMAS EVE GET TOGETHER.

  ROLL OUT AND STOP AT THE NAIL FOR A NIGHTCAP AND SAY HELLO TO OUR BARTENDER.  THERE WERE 2 FRIENDS THERE AT 9PM AND I FELT BAD NO ONE WAS THERE. I TOLD HER ," WAIT.....AND THEY WILL COME. " WE KNEW PEOPLE DO THE FAMILY AND FOOD THING AROUND 6PM TO 9PM.  BY 11PM YOU WILL KNOW WHAT KIND OF NIGHT IT WILL BE.

 THE NEXT MORNING ( NOW AT 5AM ) MY ELDEST COMES DOWNSTAIRS. WE TALK AND SHE TELLS ME THE BARTENDER MADE ALMOST $200. I CHECK SURVEILLANCE TAPE AND PEOPLE PILED IN THE NAIL TONIGHT. I WAS REALLY HAPPY FOR OUR BARTENDER.

  AT HOME THE KIDS GO TO THEIR ROOMS AND WHEELS AND I CHILL. I HAVE NO MORE ALCOHOL. IN FACT I ONLY HAD 3 BEERS AND ONE SHOT OF LIMÓNCELLO ALL  NIGHT. I WAS OKAY WITH IT. WE WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " RAY DONOVAN ". THIS SEASON HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD SO FAR.

  HEAD TO BED AND THE DOG WAKES ME UP. MY HOSE ON MY MACHINE POPPED OFF TWICE AND SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME. MY ELDEST CAME DOWN STAIRS AT 5AM AND I TOLD HER HOW IT SCARED ME. I SIMULATED A CAT BEING SCARED AND JUMPING STRAIGHT UP TO THE CEILING WITH ALL 4 CLAWS FIRMLY GRASPED IN THE DRYWALL. THE KID LAUGHED HARD. MAKING HER LAUGH AT 5AM MADE ME FEEL GOOD.....AND VERY TOUGH TO DO.

 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE. THE NAIL WILL BE OPEN CHRISTMAS NIGHT AT 8PM.

  TUESDAY   12 - 25 - 28  ( CHRISTMAS )

  MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.

  START OUT MORNING AROUND 3AM. YEP....SLEPT LIKE ASS. GOT ALL MY BLOGGING AND EMAILS OPEN AND WENT BACK TO BED.

  UP AT 9AM AND THE GIFTS START TO OPEN. THE PUP WAS INQUISITIVE AND WE GIGGLED AS SHE WENT AROUND THE ROOM TO SEE WHAT THE GIFT WAS. THE RADIO HAD SOME CHRISTMAS MUSIC ON AND WE CHILLED.

  A WONDERFUL BREAKFAST TOGETHER AND I PROBABLY DRANK TOO MUCH EGGNOG. MAN , I LOVE CHILLED EGGNOG.

  HELP MY YOUNGEST PUT AN ART COMPUTER TOGETHER.

   ALL OF US AND THE PUP WATCH A VERY CUTE MOVIE CALLED " THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES " WITH KURT RUSSELL AS SANTA CLAUSE. IT WAS SO GOOD WE WATCHED IT A 2ND TIME WHEN FAMILY ARRIVED. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE FOR KIDS AND EVEN ADULTS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL WITH A FAMILY MEMBER WHERE WE HAD A VERY GOOD CHRISTMAS EVE NIGHT. THE BARTENDER SAID A FAMILY UP THE STREET WILL NOW MAKE IT A TRADITION TO COME TO THE NAIL EVERY CHRISTMAS EVE. THERE WERE ABOUT 15 PEOPLE AND THEY TIPPED OUR BARTENDER $90. 

  BACK HOME THE BARTENDER SWINGS BY OUR HOUSE TO DROP OFF A KEY AND GATE REMOTE. SHE IS ADORABLE AND WILL BE HEADING BACK TO COLLEGE OUT OF STATE.

  WHEELS AND THE FAMILY HEAD TO HER BROTHER'S HOUSE. I FOLLOW BEHIND ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER.

  AT THE HOUSE WE HAVE WONDERFUL APPETIZERS OF SCALLOPS WRAPPED WITH BACON AND HUGE SHRIMP. THE DINNER WAS FILET. WE SAT , TALKED , LAUGHED , AND IT WAS VERY NICE. OH.........THE WHOLE MEAL WAS PREPARED AND ORGANIZED BY A PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL CHEF. THE GUY WAS COOL AND EVEN DID THE DISHES BEFORE HE LEFT. WHEELS SAID HER CASSEROLE DISH HAS NEVER BEEN SO CLEAN.

  BACK HOME WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. WE GET WONDERFULLY GREETED BY OUR PUP AND IT ALWAYS MAKES US FEEL GOOD. IT WAS A PERFECT WAY TO END THE NIGHT.

  DRIVING WITH MY NIECE AND THE OWNER OF THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES. MAN , DID I GET TO SEE THE REAL SIDE OF BOTH OF THEM.  ALL OF US ARE IN THE FRONT SEAT OF A BIG S.U.V. WITH MY MY NIECE DRIVING. IN HAVERTOWN , WE GO DOWN EARLINGTON ROAD BY THE POST OFFICE AND MAKE A RIGHT TURN ON TOWNSHIP LINE. MY NIECE TOTALLY BLOWS AROUND A CAR IN THE RIGHT LANE AT A RED LIGHT AS I SAY , " STOP STOP STOP ". LUCKILY NO CARS HIT US AND SHE SAYS , " DON'T WORRY. THIS TRUCK HANDLES REALLY GOOD. " SHE DRIVES RIGHT UP THE ASS OF 4 S.T.P. DECALED SPONSOR CARS ON TOWNSHIP LINE GOING TOWARDS WEST CHESTER PIKE. THE 4 CARS SEEM TO BE PLAYING WITH EACH OTHER AND MY NIECE DRIVES WITHIN INCHES OF THEM. SHE ACTUALLY BUMPS ONE CAR. MR. PHILLIES TURNS AND PUNCHES MY NIECE IN THE SHOULDER SEVERAL TIMES AND YELLS , " STOP DRIVING LIKE A FOOL !!! " I MEAN HE FREAKS THE FUCK OUT AND CONTINUES TO SCREAM AT HER.  MY NIECE STARTS TO CRY WHILE DRIVING. THIS IS NOT A GOOD COMBINATION SINCE SHE IS ALREADY A SUPER AGGRESSIVE DRIVER SO I SAY , " C'MON KID. IT'S TIME TO ADULT-UP. DRIVE RESPONSIBLY. " SHE SEEMS TO CALM DOWN BUT MR. PHILLIES IS STILL PISSED. I WHISPER TO MR. PHILLIES , " IF YOU EVER PUNCH MY NIECE AGAIN I WILL FUCKING PUT YOU IN THE HOSPITAL. "  EVERYONE IS QUIET AS MY NIECE DRIVES RESPONSIBLY. WE FINALLY ARRIVE AT THE LLANERCH COUNTRY CLUB FOR DINNER........dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY        12 - 26 - 18

 CHRISTMAS CONTINUES...........

  THIS MORNING I UNLOADED MY VAN OF ITS 4 SEATS AND 1,000 TOOLS. EVERYTHING IS ON OUR PATIO. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW TRAVELS WITH ME IN MY VAN AND WHEELS TAKES HER CAR TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE. FOR 3 HOURS WE HELP HIM MOVE INTO HIS NEW HOME.  WE FILLED HIS TRUCK , MY VAN, AND WHEELS CAR TWICE. WE STUFFED ALOT OF THINGS INTO THESE VEHICLES.....MOST WERE PAINT CANS. SINCE THIS IS HIS TRADE HE HAS A TON OF PAINT CANS LEFT OVER FROM OTHER JOBS. OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS MET UP AT HIS NEW HOUSE TO HELP CLEAN AND PREP. I AM VERY HAPPY AND PROUD OF HIM ON THE PURCHASE OF THIS NEW HOME. THE HOME HAS A TON OF POTENTIAL AND LOCATED IN A GREAT AREA.

  I ALSO THOUGHT THE REALTOR WAY WAY WAY OVER REACTED WHEN MY BROTHER TOOK DOWN A SHITTY PIECE OF SHIT SHIT SHELF THAT WAS FALLING APART TO MAKE A TINY MORE ROOM IN HIS GARAGE. HE MENTION INSURANCE STUFF AND NOT CHANGING THE CONDITIONS OF THE HOUSE BEFORE FINAL SIGNATURES. I ACTUALLY HAD TO LEAVE FOR IT WAS THE MOST IDIOTIC THING I EVER HEARD. YEP, TEARING DOWN 3 SHITTY SHIT SHIT 1X3'S WILL AFFECT THE FINAL DEAL. THIS SHELF WAS A FUCKING TOTAL PIECE OF SHIT AND MY BROTHER KNEW TO TEAR IT DOWN.........AND I COMPLETELY AGREED. OH , A PRE-CONDITION OF SALE WAS........THE GARAGE WAS SUPPOSE TO COMPLETELY EMPTY AND IT WASN'T.

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP AND MEET A RENTER TO SIGN A LEASE. UNFORTUNATELY , THERE WAS SOME MISCOMMUNICATION FROM WIFE TO HUSBAND. I GIVE THE RENTER MY HOME ADDRESS. HE TELLS ME HE IS LEAVING IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

  BACK HOME WE HAD A NICE BREAKFAST AND I LOAD MY 1,000 TOOLS AND SEATS BACK INTO MY VAN.

  I WAIT FOR THE RENTER FOR OVER AN HOUR AND DECIDE TO TAKE A POWER NAP AND I END OF WATCHING " DEXTER ".  I GET A TEXT FROM THE RENTER " LEAVING NOW ". THIS WAS 90 MINUTES LATER.

 ANOTHER HOUR LATER MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. HE TELLS ME HE IS AT THE DOOR. I WALK OUT OF MY BEDROOM AND ASK WHEELS TO ANSWER THE DOOR......NO ONE WAS THERE. HE WENT TO THE WRONG HOUSE.

  MY NEIGHBOR POINTED HIM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND HE FOUND OUR HOME. WE SIGNED THE DOCUMENTS AND HE WAS ON HIS WAY.

  OFF TO " CHILI'S RESTAURANT " TO HAVE DINNER WITH MORE FAMILY. 11 OF US ENJOYED GOOD FOOD AND BANTER. I PLAYED WITH OUR VERY GOOD WAITER AND IT WAS FUN.

  AFTER DINNER MY YOUNGEST WALKED OVER TO FRIENDS AT THE RESTAURANT. SHE KNEW I DO SOMETHING SO SHE TEXTED HER FRIEND " SORRY MY DAD IS COMING OVER ".....AND I DID. I SAT AT THEIR TABLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND BEGAN MY SHTICK.  I MADE SOME QUICK JOKES AND THAN OPENED MY DOGGY BOX. I ASKED ALL THE YOUNG KIDS AT THE TABLE IF I COULD HAVE THEIR LEFTOVERS. IT WAS FUNNY AND LATER A FRIEND TEXTED MY YOUNGEST , " YOU DAD IS SO FUNNY. "

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND I FIND OUT MY CEMENT GROUT COMPLETELY DISINTEGRATED. I SCRAPED OUT ALL THE GROUT LINES ANDRE-DID THE WHOLE DAMN THING. I HAD BRAND NEW GLUE AND I DO NOT I=UNDERSTAND WHY IT DID NOT CURE. THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF THE GROUND WAS COLD.  I SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR RE-DOING EVERYTHING.

  TEXTING MY YOUNGEST TO SEE IF COMPANY IS STILL AT MY HOUSE. UNFORTUNATELY BY THE TIME I GOT HOME EVERYONE LEFT.

  WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " RAY DONOVAN ".

  OFF TO BED. A COUPLE OF GOOD DREAMS THAT I FORGET.......DAMN.

  THURSDAY        12 - 27 - 18

  A DAY WITH MY LITTLE NEPHEWS. IT WAS A FUN DAY AND NIGHT.

  HERE'S WHAT WE DID :

 - KIDS PLAY DOWN OUR BASEMENT WITH OUR KIDS. THEY SHOOT POOL AND LISTEN TO MUSIC.

 - I SHAVE MY HEAD AND BACK WITH WHEELS HELP. I ALSO PRETEND TO HAVE MY NEPHEWS SHAVE MY BACK. I SEND PICTURES TO MY BROTHER. TO SAY I HAD EVERYONE ROARING LAUGHING WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. WHEELS STILL GETS DISGUSTED AT MY HIDEOUSNESS.

 - TEXTING PICTURES ALL DAY WOULD BE A THEME OF MINE.

 - LOAD UP KIDS WITH MY ELDEST AND WE STOP AT " CAMPUS CORNER " PIZZA. SERVICE IS A LITTLE SLOW , GOT THE WRONG ORDER , BUT PIZZA WAS GOOD AND SO WERE EMPLOYEES.

 - NEXT STOP WAS MAINLINE PIZZA. I SAW A FRIEND THERE AND MY ELDEST KNEW THE WORKERS. TOOK A LITTLE TOO LONG FOR PIZZA TO COME OUT BUT IT WAS GOOD........DEFINITELY A LITTLE TOO GREASY. WE USED NAPKINS TO PAT THE GREASE OFF.

 - NEXT STOP WAS " VINNIE'S PIZZA ". THIS WAS MY FAVORITE. PIZZA WAS GOOD , PRICE WAS RIGHT , AND EMPLOYEE WAS VERY COOL. ORDER TOOK SECONDS.

 - EVERY PLACE WE STOP THEY KNOW MY ELDEST OR THE NAIL.

 - NEXT STOP IS " BASKIN ROBINS ". THE COUNTER GIRL WAS CUTE AND THE KIDS GOT ICE CREAM. I GOT NOTHING BECAUSE I AM FAT.

 - NEXT STOP WAS THE MOVIE " AQUAMAN ". I KNOW THE TICKET PERSON AND ALL OF US GET IN THE THEATER FOR FREE. AGAIN AND AGAIN THE NAIL STEPS IN.  AT $12 A TICKET THIS WAS PRETTY COOL TO GET IN FOR FREE. WE ALSO BROUGHT IN SNACKS WITH US ALONG WITH BOTTLED WATERS.

  AQUAMAN REVIEW - I CAN'T SAY I LIKED IT. IT WAS OKAY. STORY LINE WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND TOUGH TO FOLLOW FOR A KID. AQUAMAN CHARACTER IS SUPER COOL AND I  KNOW THE GIRLS ( AND GUYS ) LIKE HIM BUT THE MOVIE WAS 40 MINUTES TOO LONG. BOTH MY ELDEST AND I ALMOST FELL A SLEEP.....3 DIFFERENT TIMES. THE SPECIAL EFFECTS ARE EXCELLENT.

  - WE STOP AT HOME AND HANG FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. WHEELS AND SOME FAMILY MEMBERS VISITING US GO TO A MOVIE CALLED " GREEN BOOK ". WHEELS SAID THIS TRUE STORY MOVIE WAS EXCELLENT.

  - I LOAD THE KIDS AGAIN AND WE PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT WORK.

  - TAKE A DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO PREP THE BAR FOR MY ELDEST WHO IS BARTENDING TONIGHT. I ALSO LEAVE A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR THE PERSON WHO HOOKED US UP AT THE MOVIE THEATRE. IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I SET-UP THE STAGE MICS AND SPEAKERS. THE NEPHEWS SING ON THE MICROPHONES. I TAKE A PICTURE AND MY YOUNGEST VIDEO TAPES THEM FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS. WE LEAVE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES. THE KIDS ARE CUTE AND THEY ARE HAVING A BLAST. THEY CALL ME " THE BEST UNCLE EVER "......SUCK UPS.

  - NEXT STOP IS " SMASH BURGER ". WE ALL CHILL AND THE KIDS ARE FULL. WE ORDER TOO MUCH FOOD AND THE BILL IS WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. I WILL NOT GO TO THIS PLACE AGAIN. IT IS MY 2ND TIME AND BOTH TIMES THE FAST FOOD IS WAY BELOW PAR AND WAAAAYYYYYY TOO EXPENSIVE. EMPLOYEES WERE NICE.  WE ALL LIKED THE MILK SHAKES BUT THEY DO NOT LEAVE THE TALL METAL CANISTERS WITH EXTRA SHAKE IN IT ANYMORE. THEY GIVE YOU A SMALLER FLUTED GLASS THAN WHAT WE GOT ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO. IN MY MIND THAT IS TRYING TO SAVE MONEY.

  - BACK AT HOME WE SETTLE IN. WITH PAJAMAS ON WE SNUGGLE ON THE COUCH ( WITH THE PUP ) AND DARKEN THE HOUSE FOR ANOTHER MOVIE.  THIS TIME IT WAS A NETFLIX MOVIE CALLED " MOWGLI ". THIS NEW JUNGLE BOOK VERSION GIVES PERSPECTIVE FROM THE WOLVES WHO RAISE THE " MAN CUB ". MY ONE NEPHEW SAID , " THE MOVIE WAS EXCELLENT ". I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD AND THE SPECIAL EFFECTS WERE EXCELLENT.

  - WE WATCH THE FLYERS GO INTO OVERTIME. WE FOUND OUT THEY CAME BACK FROM A 5 - 2 DEFICIT WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE. I TELL MY NEPHEWS TO WATCH THEIR AUNT WHEELS BECAUSE SHE ALWAYS GETS SO NERVOUS IN OVERTIME. WELL......THE FLYERS LOSE IN THE FIRST 5 SECONDS. I YELL OUT " CRAP " AND MY ONE NEPHEW ROARS WITH LAUGHTER.

 - WE LET OUR NEPHEWS WATCH THE 1ST QUARTER OF THE 76ERS WITH US. THAN OFF TO THE BEDROOM WHERE I SET-UP THE ROOM FOR THEM. THEY WATCH THE REST OF THE GAME UPSTAIRS.

  WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN BY OURSELVES FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. I AM TOO TIRED , TOO FAT , AND HEAD TO BED.

  FRIDAY    12 - 28 - 18

  LET'S GET SLIMED.

  WELP , THERE IS SOMEBODY WHO GETS UP KINDA EARLY LIKE ME....MY NEPHEWS.  THEY SAID THEY GET UP AT 7AM BUT I WAS RELUCTANT TO SEE THAT SINCE I FILLED THEIR BELLIES WITH PIZZA. I AM UP AT 5AM AND DON'T YOU KNOW I HEAR PITTER PATTER OF LITTLE FEET COMING DOWN THE STAIRS RIGHT AT 7AM.

 MY ELDEST IS UP ALSO ( MOST LIKELY SHE HAS NOT GONE TO BED YET ) AND WE DECIDE TO GO TO BREAKFAST AT MINELLA'S DINER. THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD PLACE TO GO FOR FOOD. IN FACT , WE GOT TWICE AS MUCH FOOD , WAY BETTER ATMOSPHERE , AND THE PRICE WAS EXACTLY THE SAME AS SMASH BURGER YESTERDAY.....$51. I WILL NEVER GO TO SMASH BURGER AGAIN.

  BACK HOME MY KIDS DECIDE TO HAVE FUN WITH MAKING HOME MADE " SLIME " LIKE THEY DO ON NICKELODEON. THIS KIDS HAVE FUN , LAUGH , PLAY MUSIC , AND OF COURSE I MAKE JOKES.

  A RUSE - MY YOUNGEST NEPHEW DEFINITELY HAS CONFIDENCE AND ATTITUDE TO SAY THE LEAST. THE KID IS 3 FEET HIGH AND WEIGHS 30 POUNDS BUT HAS THE BRAVADO OF A BULL ELEPHANT. HE ABSOLUTELY CRACKS ME UP. ANYWAY , WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WRESTLING AND THE KID SAYS HE CAN " TAKE ME ".  MY GIRLS AND WHEELS START GIGGLING AS HE SEMI BEGINS TO TAKE OFF HIS SHIRT LIKE HULK HOGAN DOES. LITTLE DID THIS MIGHTY MITE KNOW HE WAS MESSING WITH A 300 POUND UNCLE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR.  LET THE RUSE/WRESTLING MATCH BEGIN - I GO IN MY BEDROOM AND YELL OUT TO WHEELS , " HEY NANZ , WHERE IS ALL THAT CANDY FOR " N " AND " C " ? I WANT THEM TO TAKE IT HOME WITH THEM. WHEELS HAS NO CLUE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. I AM IN THE BEDROOM AND SAY , " NEVER MIND I FOUND THE CANDY. " I HIDE IN MY CLOSET AND YELL OUT TO MY YOUNGEST NEPHEW TO COME IN MY ROOM AND GET IT.

 CONTINUED - THE KID COMES IN MY ROOM AND I HAVE THE CLOSET DOOR JUST SLIGHTLY OPEN. HE DOES NOT SEE ME AND LEAVES MY BEDROOM. AFTER HE LEAVES I YELL OUT , " HEY " C " , CAN YOU COME GET THIS CANDY PLEASE ? " NOW MY TRAP IS SET. HE RETURNS AND WALKS TOWARDS THE CLOSET I AM IN AND RIGHT ALONG MY BED. MY STRONG ATTITUDE PREY IS ABOUT TO GET LEAPT ON. I SWING OUT OF THE CLOSET AND SCREAM " AHHHHHH HAAAAAAA !!! WANT TO WRESTLE ME AYE ??!!!  " THE KID SCREAMS IN PANIC AS I PIN HIM AGAINST THE CEILING AND PRETEND SLAM HIM ON MY BED. I DO SOME WRESTLING MOVES AND CALL HIM OUT. WE ROLL AROUND ON THE BED AND I SPIN HIM LIKE A TOP. I THROW HIM AROUND LIKE A LITTLE RAG DOLL FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS. JUST AS I LEAVE THE ROOM WITH THE KID ON THE BED STILL WONDERING WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED I HEAR IN A SQUEAKY LITTLE VOICE , " IS THAT ALL YOU GOT ? "

  CONTINUED - JESUS THIS KID IS EITHER GOING TO BE THE COOLEST IN SCHOOL OR GET HIS ASS KICKED EVERY DAY. I JUST GIGGLE AS I ENTER THE KITCHEN WITH EVERYONE LAUGHING.

  I TAKE THE KIDS DOWN THE BASEMENT AND WE PLAY MUSIC ON THEIR FAVORITE RADIO STATION 104.1  I ALSO TEACH THEM HOW TO SHOOT POOL FOR OVER AN HOUR. I HAD ONE RULE , " IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR ELBOW UP AND CHIN ON THE POOL CUE WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT TO SHOOT , YOU HAVE TO RUN AROUND THE POOL TABLE ONE TIME. " MY YOUNGEST SAYS , " THIS IS WHAT HE DID TO US. " WE PLAY POOL AND MY YOUNGEST NEPHEW RAN AROUND THE POOL TABLE CLOSE TO 30 TIMES. WE LAUGHED AND I HAD A BLAST GETTING TO KNOW THEM BETTER AND MAKE THEM LAUGH.

 BY THE WAY, FOOD  COLORING IS A BITCH TO GET OFF OF HANDS.

  SEARCH MY BASEMENT FOR THE 3RD TIME FOR A SMALL BUTT PLUG FOR MY DAMN SHAMPOO VACUUM. I CAN NOT FIND IT. I TOLD MYSELF A MONTH AGO TO PUT THE WHOLE MACHINE BACK TOGETHER BUT I KEPT WAITING. NOW....IT IS LOST. I SPEND ANOTHER 45 MINUTES RE-ORGANIZING MY TOOL ROOM. I COULD NOT FIND IT.

  TAKE THE KIDS BACK HOME TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE. THEY TELL ME THEY WANT TO STAY ANOTHER NIGHT. I ALMOST WENT FOR IT BUT I HAD OTHER PLANS.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WE ALSO LOAD UP BEER AND BOOZE FOR ANOTHER FAMILY PARTY WE ARE THROWING. YEP.....THE NAIL IS A WONDERFUL 24/7 SOURCE OF BOOZE.

  BACK HOME AND I UNLOAD AND MOVE VEHICLES ONTO OUR LAWN TO MAKE ROOM FOR FAMILY TO PARK.  GUESTS START ARRIVING AND WHEELS DID A HECK OF A JOB WITH COOKING ROASTED PORK AND OTHER SIDES FOR DINNER.  20 FAMILY MEMBERS STOP BY AND IT WAS SUPER COOL TO SEE EVERYONE. OF COURSE I TELL JOKES AND STORIES ALONG WITH MY UNCLES AND BROTHER-IN-LAW. IT WAS FUN.

  BY 10PM EVERYONE ROLLS OUT. I HAVE ONE NIGHTCAP AND IT WAS OFF TO BED.

 BIG EAGLES GAME TOMORROW. WE WILL BE WATCHING THE BEARS / VIKINGS GAME TOO. THE ONLY STAT I DID NOT LIKE WAS THE VIKINGS HAVE WON THE LAST 6 TIMES AT HOME AGAINST THE BEARS......CRAP.

  SATURDAY    12 - 29 - 18

  MORE FOOD , MORE BOOZE. BOTH WHEELS AND I ACTUALLY STOPPED DRINKING BECAUSE IT WAS JUST TOO MUCH.

  YOUNGEST - " DAD , DO WE HAVE A READING LIGHT "

   ME - " LET ME CHECK MY HARDWARE STORE ".

  I GO DOWN MY BASEMENT AND FIND SEVERAL LIGHTS. I PICK A BRASS LIGHT THAT MOUNTS TO A WALL AND ALSO SWINGS. THERE IS 2 PROBLEMS. ONE - IT DOES NOT HAVE A SMALL KNOB TO TURN THE LIGHT ON AND OFF. I FIND A KNOB FROM A BROKEN LIGHT AND IT MATCHES. SECOND - THE LIGHT DOES NOT HAVE A COVER.  I GET 3 BULB COVERS FROM OLD CEILING FANS AND MY YOUNGEST PICKS ONE. NOW, HOW DO I MOUNT IT ? I USE GORILLA TAPE AND MY KID HELPS ME. UNFORTUNATELY , AFTER 15 MINUTES THE HEAT OF THE BULB RE-ACTIVATES THE GLUE AND THE WHOLE COVER BEGINS TO SLIDE DOWN. THE ONLY THING HOLDING THE COVER ON IS THE LIGHTBULB ITSELF. I GRAB MY SCREW GUN AND MAKE HOLES IN THE SIDE OF THE FIXTURE FOR SCREWS TO HOLD THE COVER IN PLACE. IT WORKS PERFECT.

 SEARCH MY BASEMENT FOR A 4TH TIME FOR THIS DAMN PLUG FOR OUR SHAMPOO MACHINE. THE VACUUM NEEDS THIS SMALL PART TO WORK. I CAN NOT FIND IT SO I CALL THE MANUFACTURER AND ORDER THE PART.

 LOAD UP ALL BOOZE , MIXERS , AND PARTY LEFTOVERS AND BRING THEM TO THE NAIL. THAT IS THE AWESOME THING ABOUT OWNING A BAR. YOU CAN OVERSTOCK A PARTY BIG TIME OF BOOZE AND WHATEVER IS NOT USED BRING BACK TO THE BAR TO USE.

  AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD EVERYTHING , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , AND DO MY NORMAL CHORES.

  AT HOME I SHOWER AND WHEELS AND I HEAD TO ANOTHER CHRISTMAS GATHERING. A 35 MINUTE RIDE AND WE ARE HANGING WITH FRIENDS. MANY GOOD THINGS......PIZZA , CHEESE STEAK STROMBOLI  , APPETIZERS , BOOZE , GIFTS , 2 CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICHES WITH SPINACH , 2 NEW BUSINESS SHIRTS , A JUNKYARD HOAGIE , AND 2 PUPS PLAYING WITH EACH OTHER LIKE LITTLE KIDS. IT WAS A WONDERFUL RE-UNION. THE ONLY THING THAT WAS LACKING WAS OUR FRIENDS FROM THE SOUTH BRINGING ME 2 CASES OF WD-40 BEER. I POSTED IT LAST MONTH ON FACEBOOK AND IT GOT A TON OF COMMENTS AND LIKES. UNFORTUNATELY , OUR FRIENDS TRIED AT LEAST 5 BEER DISTRIBUTORS AND NONE HAD IT STOCKED.  ANYWAY , IT WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME AND OUR HOSTS OWN A POPULAR DELI WHICH IS WHY I BOUGHT 3 SANDWICHES FROM THEM. THE PLUS....THEY ARE BIG EAGLES FANS.

 YOUNGEST HAS FRIENDS OVER WHILE ELDEST STAYS UP AT COLLEGE.

  WHEELS AND I ARRIVE HOME LATE NIGHT AND OUR YOUNGEST IS STILL UP. THE KID WANTS A PIECE OF THE HOAGIE BECAUSE SHE KNOWS THE DELI.  THE JUNKYARD HOAGIE IS APPROVED.

  WHEELS STAYS UP BUT I HAVE TO GO TO BED. IT WAS JUST TOO LATE.

 SUNDAY    12 - 30 - 18

  WHAT ELSE CAN WE TALK ABOUT OTHER THAN A BEAUTIFUL POST CHRISTMAS GIFT.  IN OUR FAMILY IT WAS A TINY TINY SMALL MIRACLE. THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS AND THE CHICAGO BEARS.

 START MORNING OUT WITH THE NORMAL STUFF. I TRY TO CONVINCE MY YOUNGEST TO GO TO A FAMILY FOOTBALL PARTY AT LEAST 30 TIMES. THE KID DECLINES AND PREFERS TO STAY AT HOME AND STUDY.  THOUGH I ADORE AND RESPECT HER STUDY HABITS I WILL NEVER ALLOW HER TO MISS ANOTHER FAMILY FUNCTION AGAIN.  THEY COME FEW AND NOT SO OFTEN. I DID ENJOY SNUGGLING WITH HER AND THE PUP WHILE MAKING MANY JOKES. I WAS CALLED A " NUDGE " AT LEAST 20 TIMES.

 FUNNY....PLAYING INTERNET SCRABBLE WITH SOMEONE AND THEY SPELL OUT THE WORD " N-U-D-G-E ". I GIGGLE , TAKE A PICTURE OF IT , TEXT IT TO MY YOUNGEST , AND IN THE OTHER ROOM I HEAR GIGGLING WHEN SHE RECEIVED THE TEXT. I KNEW SHE GOT THE PICTURE.

  MY BROTHER BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE IN A WONDERFUL NEIGHBORHOOD.......WIDE STREETS , CHINESE LANTERNS LINED THE SIDEWALKS , AND A CHRISTMAS CARRIAGE PULLED BY 2 WHITE HORSES GIVING RIDES TO KIDS DURING A CHRISTMAS BLOCK PARTY. NOW THAT IS PRETTY COOL ON YOUR FIRST NIGHT IN YOUR NEW HOME. A NEIGHBOR WITH HER KID STOPPED BY TO WELCOME MY BROTHER AND HIS WIFE ( PIECE OF ASS BY THE WAY ) AND WE TALKED TO ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WHO WAS A BIG EAGLES FAN.  THIS TRULY IS THE PICTURE PERFECT NEIGHBORHOOD.

 EAGLES YOU SAY ? WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO TALK ABOUT ? 

  20+ FAMILY MEMBERS DRESS IN EAGLES GARB AND WE ALL MEET AT MY BROTHER'S NEW HOUSE. THE VERY LARGE ROOM EASILY HELD ALL OF US ALONG WITH A BIG SCREEN TV. FOOD AND BOOZE BEGAN TO FLOW.

  THE PLAYOFF SCENARIO WAS MAINLY 2 FOLD BUT A LITTLE 3 FOLD.

 1 - EAGLES MUST WIN.

 2 - BEARS MUST WIN OVER THE VIKINGS.

 3 - THE 49ERS MUST KEEP THE GAME CLOSE AGAINST THE RAMS.

  WELL , 2 OUT OF 3 THINGS OCCURRED ( THOUGH THE 49ERS DID END UP SCORING 32 POINTS ). OUR EAGLES WON THE MOST LOPSIDED GAME STATISTICALLY IN OUR HISTORY. A 24 - 0 WIN AND ONLY ALLOWING 89 TOTAL YARDS BY THE REDSKINS. ALSO , IT FELT LIKE A HOME GAME AS EAGLES FANS ABSOLUTELY FLOCKED TO WASHINGTON. AGAIN....I HAD CONTACTS AND SO WISH I WENT. SO THE EAGLES DID THEIR PART.

  WE HAD CELL PHONES ON NFL NETWORK AND ESPN APPS. WE KEPT A CONSTANT LOOK ON WHAT THE BEARS / VIKINGS GAME WAS DOING. THE COOL THING WAS THE EAGLES ENDED UP FINISHING FIRST SO FOX NETWORK GAVE US BONUS VIEWING OF THE BEARS GAME. THIS WAS PERFECT. BEARS WIN AND VIKINGS TOTALLY CHOKE BIG TIME WITH THEIR NEW MULTIMILLION DOLLAR QUARTERBACK.

  49ERS / RAMS DID SCARE US A BIT BECAUSE THE RAMS LED BIG. THIS MEANS THE BEARS WOULD PULL OUT ALL THEIR STARTERS AND THAT WOULD GIVE THE VIKINGS A CHANCE TO COME BACK. WELL , THE BEARS PULLED ALL THEIR DEFENSIVE STARTERS OUT DURIGN THE 4TH QUARTER. NOT ONE STARTER ON DEFENSE. I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE OFFENSE. BUT....THE 2ND STRING BEAR DEFENSE HELD THE VIKINGS TO ZERO POINTS.

  A WONDERFUL WAY TO END OUR CRAZY HEART BREAKING SEASON. EAGLES HAD SOME OF THE MOST GUT CRUSHING LOSSES I EVER SEEN. TO PUT SALT IN THE WOUND THE REFS WERE ASSHOLES TOO. SO I HAVE ONE LAST THING TO WRITE :

 TO THE :

 CAROLINA PANTHERS WHO CAME BACK AND BEAT US......SUCK IT ( DID NOT MAKE PLAYOFFS AFTER STARTING 5-2)

 TAMPA BAY BUCCANASSES - SUCK IT. FOR KICKING OUR ASS ESPECIALLY ON THE FIRST PLAY OF THE GAME BY A RECEIVER DESEAN JACKSON WHO SHOULD BE ON OUR TEAM. THEY STARTED 5 - 1 AND DID NOT MAKE THE PLAYOFFS......SUCK IT.

 TENNESSEE TIGHTASSES - BEAT US ON A LATE COME BACK......SUCK IT. DID NOT MAKE THE PLAYOFFS.

 MINNESOTA VIKINGS - WHO BEAT US EARLIER IN THE SEASON AND NOW WE ELIMINATE THEIR ASSES TWICE IN THE SAME CALENDAR YEAR........SUCK IT. THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR DANCING ON OUR ROCKY MUSEUM STEPS WITH THAT STUPID SCHOLL VIKING CHANT.....SUCK IT AGAIN.

 THE CRUSHING WAY THIS SEASON WENT AND NOW GETTING INTO THE PLAY-OFFS ...........TRULY GAVE REDEMPTION TO US HARD CORE PHILLY FANS.

  I KNOW OUR SUPER BOWL PATH IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE OTHER THING I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE.......EAGLES WIN A FIRST ROUND PLAY-OFF GAME AND THE COWCOCKS LOSE THEIR 1ST ROUND GAME.  THAN I CAN WRITE " SUCK IT " TO THEM AND THE REFS FOR BEATING US TWICE DURING THE SEASON.

  BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND WATCH 2 EXCELLENT EPISODES OF " OUTLANDER " AND " RAY DONOVAN ".

 LOOKS LIKE THE NAIL MAY BE OPEN FOR NEW YEARS EVE IF YOU LIKE A PEACEFUL NIGHT. WHAT IT CAME DOWN TO IS ME DRINKING & EATING 7 STRAIGHT NIGHTS AND I AM JUST SICK OF IT......SO LOOKS LIKE I WILL BARTEND.

  CALL TO SEE IF WE ARE OPEN - 610 649 NAIL ( 6245 )

    MONDAY     12 - 31 - 18

  " YOU'RE SUCH A WIMP "

   WHEELS AND I DO OUR NORMAL ROUTINE. A NICE BREAKFAST AND WE CHILL.  WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED " BIRDBOX " AND BOTH OF US THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.......KINDA " WALKING DEAD-ISH ".

   REALLY ENJOYED SHOOTING POOL WITH WHEELS AND THE KIDS. WE LISTENED TO GOOD MUSIC , WATCHED THE FLYERS LOSE , AND INVENTED A NEW POOL GAME........." DOUBLE RACK STRAIGHT POOL ".  IT WAS FUN. I POSTED A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK OF THE 3 SHOOTERS I PLAYED AGAINST.

  YOUNGEST HEADS TO A SLEEPOVER.

  WHEELS HEADS TO A NEW YEARS EVE PARTY.

  ME........I HAVE DRANK 7 STRAIGHT NIGHTS AND ATE LIKE 10 MEN IF NOT 1 SO I DECIDE TO OPEN THE NAIL AND JUST GET SOME THINGS DONE. LITTLE DID I KNOW WHAT I WAS IN FOR.

  SOME NEW AND OLD FRIENDS STOP BY WHICH WAS COOL. BUT A GROUP OF PEOPLE COME IN THANKING ME FOR BEING OPEN. TWO ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE GIRLS BECAME THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.  THEY DRANK LIKE 10 WOMEN IF NOT 1 AND WERE REALLY FUN.  ONE GIRL GAVE EVERY ONE  A PIECE OF PAPER TO WRITE A FAVORITE SONG DOWN. THAN , SHE WOULD PLAY IT ON THE JUKEBOX WHILE HER FRIENDS DANCED AND SANG THE SONG. I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT GOOD LOOKING GIRLS ( IN SPANDEX ) SINGING TO EACH OTHER AND DANCING IS QUITE ENTERTAINING.

 THE GIRLS REMINDED ME OF NANCY MCKEON OF THE TV SITCOM " THE FACTS OF LIFE " AND THE OTHER GIRL REMINDED ME OF " BLAIR " WHO PLAYED HER ROOMMATE/SCHOOL MATE. THEY WERE ADORABLE.

  WE STOPPED THE MUSIC AT 1 MINUTE OF MIDNIGHT AND THE TOASTING OF SHOTS FLOWED. EACH GROUP BOUGHT ROUNDS OF SHOTS FOR EACH OTHER. I DECLINED BUT REALLY ENJOYED THE MOMENT. I HAD SUCH A BLAST WITH THESE 20-SOMETHING NEW COMERS. ONE GIRL SAID , " WE NEVER STAY OUT THIS LATE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME PAST 10PM IN 2 YEARS. "

 WHAT WAS EVEN NICER WAS MY ELDEST STOPPED DOWN. SHE HAD A BLAST FROM THE FIRST MOMENT. ONE GIRL IN THE GROUP HAD THE SAME NAME. I INTRODUCED THEM AND THEY HAD FUN ALL NIGHT.

 ONE GIRL MADE HER CO-WORKER LAUGH SO HARD HE SPIT OUT HIS BEER THROUGH HIS NOSE........TWICE.

  BY 1AM MY ELDEST WAS GOING TO ANOTHER BAR CALLED " THE GROG ". THEY WERE TO MEET UP WITH MORE FRIENDS.  SHE ASKED THE NEW GIRLS IF THEY LIKE TO GO AND THEY SAID YES.

  NOT TOO SURE HOW MANY OWNERS OF NIGHTCLUBS DRIVE PATRONS TO OTHER BARS BUT I DID. I FACEBOOK POSTED THIS AND HASH TAGGED IT - #FUTUREUBERDRIVER.

 MY ELDEST LOADED EVERYONE IN OUR CAR. 2 PEOPLE HAD TO BE IN THE TRUNK AREA.  I CLOSED THE NAIL AND DROVE ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO ANOTHER BAR. ONE GIRL SAYS , " IF SOMEONE STARTED A CULT WHO WOULD YOU FOLLOW ? I WOULD FOLLOW LEBRON JAMES." THE SAME GIRL ASKS MY ELDEST AND SHE RESPONDS , " I WOULD FOLLOW MY DAD. " THE WHOLE CAR GOES " AWWWWWWW " AND THAN GIGGLE.

  I DROPPED EVERYONE OFF AND THEY ALL ASK ME TO COME IN....INCLUDING MY ELDEST. BUT I AM TOO OLD FOR THIS AND I WAS TIRED. PLUS I HAVE A LONG DAY TOMORROW. THEY THANK ME FOR BEING THEIR " UBER " DRIVER AND AS I AM ROLLING UP MY CAR WINDOW READY TO LEAVE I HEAR " BLAIR " SAY , " WE CAME IN AS STRANGERS AND LEFT AS FRIENDS. "

  I ROLL HOME AND MEET UP WITH WHEELS. WE FLIP AROUND TO THE TALK SHOWS AND NEW YEARS EVE PARTIES. I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED SO I WENT TO BED AROUND 2AM. I SLEPT HORRIBLE AND WOKE UP 10 TIMES. BY 7AM I FORCED TO MYSELF TO FALL ASLEEP AGAIN....AND I DID !! ONLY TO BE WOKEN UP BY MY YOUNGEST COMING IN FROM HER SLEEP-OVER AT 8:30AM WITH THE DOG BARKING.

  WHEELS AND I VISIT AN UNCLE'S HOUSE. WE ARRIVE AND NO ONE IS HOME.  WE SIT IN THE MAIN ROOM THAT HAS VERY LARGE WINDOWS LOOKING ACROSS THE STREET AT A LARGE APARTMENT BUILDING. MY UNCLE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE THE WHOLE MAIN ROOM DECORATED WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS , TREE , AND GIFTS UNDER THE TREE. WHEELS AND I CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT AND SHE SAYS , " LETS GET NAKED. " SHE KEEPS HER TOP ON BUT TAKES OFF HER PAJAMA BOTTOMS. SHE CLIMBS ON TOP OF ME WHILE I WAS LAYING DOWN AND I SAY , " LET'S MOVE UPSTAIRS AND LET ME LOCK THE FRONT DOOR. I MEAN PEOPLE ACROSS THE STREET IN THE APARTMENT BUILDING CAN SEE RIGHT IN THE WINDOW. " WHEELS REPLIES , " YOU ARE SUCH A WIMP.....C'MON. " SHE STRADDLES ME AND BEGINS TO GRIND. I MUST ADMIT IT FEELS GOOD BUT I AM STILL FULLY CLOTHED.

  CONTINUED -- JUST AS WHEELS IS ABOUT TO UNDO MY PANTS WE HEAR THE BACK DOOR OPEN. SHE JUMPS UP AND GRABS HER PAJAMA BOTTOMS. I LEAP UP AND HEAD TO THE BACK DOOR TO TRY TO BUY HER SOME TIME BUT A TON OF FAMILY COME IN......MY UNCLE TONY , MY COUSIN " A " , ALL HIS SISTERS , AND FRIENDS I DON'T EVEN KNOW. THERE HAD TO BE 30 PEOPLE PILING IN. ALL CARRYING SHOPPING BAGS. WHEELS SCRAMBLES AND JUST SITS DOWN AROUND THE GIFTS NEAR THE CHRISTMAS TREE. I SAY HELLO AND HUG MY UNCLE AND MY COUSIN. MY UNCLE IS ELATED TO SEE ME. I HEAR ONE COUSIN SAY TO WHEELS , " HEY , STAND UP AND GIVE ME A HUG GIRL !! " WHEELS IS KINDA PISSED AND RETORTS BACK , " YOU CAN SEE WHAT'S GOING ON HERE SO I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET UP. " I HEAR THIS AND SIT NEXT TO WHEELS AND SPREAD MY LEGS AROUND HER TO COVER UP HER NAKED BOTTOM AND LEGS................dream ends.

  TUESDAY    1 - 1 - 19  ( HAPPY NEW YEAR )

  FACEBOOK COMMENT BY WHEELS' BEST FRIEND - " YOU GUYS DO SOOOOOOO MUCH !! "

 THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING ON MY MIND TODAY.............COUSINS MUMMERS PARADE.

  I GOT THE KIDS UP WHICH WAS A SMALL MIRACLE IN ITSELF. EVEN WHEELS ASKED ME , " IF I STILL WANTED TO GO ".   THE WEATHER WAS 64 DEGREES AND WE HAD TO UTILIZE IT. I ACTUALLY WORE NO JACKET BECAUSE IT WAS THAT DAMN NICE.  SO , HERE WAS OUR DAY. TRY TO GUESS WHO STAYED LATER ?

 - WE LOAD UP BY 11:30AM AND DRIVE INTO THE CITY NEAR BROAD AND PINE STREETS. A PERFECT PARKING LOT IS JUST A 1/2 BLOCK AWAY. IT COULD NOT BE IN A BETTER LOCATION. WE PARK , PAY $20 , AND WALK TO MY COUSIN'S HOUSE. I FORGET MY WALLET AN DHAVE TO WALK BACK.

 - SPEAKING OF PERFECT LOCATIONS....MY COUSIN'S HOUSE. HE IS A HALF BLOCK FROM BROAD STREET AND THE PARADE SO IT IS SUPER EASY TO ACCESS FOOD , BOOZE , AND BATHROOMS AT HIS HOUSE.

 - WE ARRIVE AND BEGIN OUR GREETING TO 50 COUSINS. WE ARE THERE 3 MINUTES AND OFFERED TO DO SHOTS OF CROWN ROYAL. YEP , NOT EVEN 12 NOON YET AND WHEELS AND I ARE DOING SHOTS WITH OUR COUSINS AND ELDEST.

 - WE HIT THE FOOD NEXT.......3 DIFFERENT SOUTH PHILLY PIZZAS , ITALIAN HOAGIES , CHILI , ROASTED PORK SANDWICHES WITH SPINACH , BUFFALO CHEESE DIP , ROASTED TURKEY SANDWICHES , POTATO SALADS , COOKIES , NEW ORLEANS STYLE GUMBO , AND SO MUCH MORE. THE FOOD WAS ENDLESS.

 - WE FILL OUR RED SOLO CUPS WITH BEER........ANGRY ORCHARD , MILLER LITE , AND SIERRA NEVADA WERE OUR CHOICES. SO WEIRD DRINKING WITH MY ELDEST.

 - WALK 30 SECONDS TO BROAD STREET AND THE WEATHER IS AWESOME , THE MUSIC IS BLARING , KIDS EVERYWHERE , PEOPLE EVERYWHERE , TONS OF EAGLES FANS, TONS OF EAGLES CHANTS , TONS OF SMOKING HOT GIRLS , AND TONS OF COUSINS. IT WAS FANTASTIC !  WE TAKE OVER SOME STEPS AND WATCH THE MUMMERS GO BY.

 - I JOKE WITH EVERY PERSON WHO GOES BY ME BY YELLING IN MY PLASTIC HORN. " GO EAGLES " TO HOT GIRLS AND THAN HIGH FIVING THEM WAS THE NUMBER ONE THING I YELLED. I DID THIS 40 TIMES. THE EAGLES CHANT OF " FLY EAGLES FLY " WAS 2ND. SOOOO MANY EAGLES FANS. EVEN THE MUMMERS HAD SUPER BOWL TROPHIES. CHANTING " BIG DICK NICK " WAS FUNNY TOO. IT OLD MY YOUNGEST ," IT IS AWESOME THE EAGLES WINNING A SUPER BOWL. IT BROUGHT A WHOLE CITY TOGETHER."

 - I MAKE MY KIDS LAUGH 100 TIMES BY EMBARRASSING THEM AND YELLING AT STRANGERS WALKING BY WITH MY PLASTIC MEGA PHONE. IT WAS GREAT BONDING WITH WHEELS , OUR KIDS , AND COUSINS. I TOLD MY KIDS, " THIS IS WHY YOU ALWAYS SAY YES TO THESE GATHERINGS. THEY ONLY HAPPEN ONCE A YEAR. SO EASY TO SAY , OH WE WILL DO IT NEXT YEAR. "

 - FLASKS OF CROWN ROYAL WERE BEING PASSED AROUND LIKE JOINTS AND OXIES. MY COUSINS TRYING TO COAX MY YOUNGEST INTO DRINKING WAS HILARIOUS. EVEN I SAID TO MY YOUNGEST , " ON THIS DAY AND THIS DAY ONLY I WILL ALLOW YOU TO DRINK ALCOHOL. "   SHE RESPONDS , " I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A TRAP. " SHE WAS RIGHT.

 - CONSTANT COUSINS GOING BACK AND FORTH TO THE HOUSE MEANT A CONSTANT FLOW OF BOOZE. ALLS YOU HAD TO SAY WAS , " BRING ME BACK A BEER "........ AND IT WAS DONE.

 - I YELLED AT A LARGE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE VENDER SELLING EAGLES WOOL WINTER HATS.  THEY WERE ACTUALLY PRETTY NICE. REMEMBER HE IS WALKING BY 5 FEET FROM ME AND I AM YELLING THROUGH MY PLASTIC BULL HORN, " HOW MUCH ARE YOU EAGLES HATTTTSSSSS !!!! " HE RESPONDS , " $10 ". I YELL BACK , " THAT IS TOO EXSPENSIVEEEEEEEE !!! " I BUY ONE FOR MY KID.

 - BEFORE LEAVING MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME SEARCH OUR BASEMENT FOR ANY NEW YEARS OR CHRISTMAS ATTIRE. ALL OF US SHARED THE THINGS WE FOUND. WE HAD SANTA HATS , GRINCH HATS , HEAD MOUNTS NEW YEAR EARS , SMALL GOLD HATS , AND NECK BEADS. IT WAS SO MUCH DAMN FUN.

 - FUNNY- A FANATICAL CHURCH GROUP GOES BY WALKING WITH HUGE SIGNS OF " REPENT " AND CRITICIZING THINGS PEOPLE DO THAT WILL MAKES US GO TO HELL. THE LIST OF THINGS FOR US GOING TO HELL HAD TO BE 12 LONG. THE SECOND ONE WAS " DRUNKS ". I TOLD MY COUSIN , " WELP , LOOKS LIKE WE ARE SO GOING TO HELL , LOOK AT THE 2ND ONE ON THE LIST. " THESE FANATICALS GOT RELENTLESSLY BOOED EVERY STEP OF THE ENTIRE BROAD STREET AREA.

 - THE PARTY CONTINUES AND THE WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY HOT LOOKING PEOPLE. MY COUSINS ARE HILARIOUS AND THE CROWN FLOWS LIKE WATER.

 - FRIENDS OF THE NAIL SEE US AND TAKE PICTURES. WE POSTED MANY ON FACEBOOK.

 - BEFORE WE LEFT IT WAS " MAKE AN APPEARANCE , STAY FOR FOOD, DRINK SOME BOOZE , AND ROLL OUT IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. " THAT WAS THE GAME PLAN. WELL....WHEELS IS A LEGEND.

 - I ROLL HOME WITH MY YOUNGEST AFTER STAYING JUST A MEER 4 HOURS. OF COURSE I AM RIDICULED BY EVERY COUSIN FOR LEAVING.

 - WHEELS AND MY ELDEST DECIDE TO STAY UNTIL DARK AND SEE THE FANCY STRING MUMMERS DOWN ON TWO STREET. WE HAVE NEVER DONE THIS SO I THOUGHT IT WAS COOL OF THEM......MORE BONDING.

 - MY YOUNGEST AND I MADE EXCELLENT TIME HOME AFTER STOPPING AT THE NAIL FOR 20 MINUTES.

 - 10 MINUTES AFTER WE LEFT WE GET A TEXT FROM MY ELDEST. SHE FELL IN MY COUSIN'S BACK YARD WHICH IS ALL CEMENT AND UNEVEN GROUND. SEVERAL COUSINS GOT HER UP WHILE SHE WAS CRYING. SHE RECEIVED SOME ICE PACKETS , ADVIL , ANKLE COMPRESS , AND SOME OXY'S. SHE WAS OFFERED COCAINE BUT DENIED. MAN, MY COUSINS CAN HEAL PEOPLE.

  AT HOME I WATCH " XFINITY WAR ". IT WAS GOOD BUT THE ENDING COMPLETELY CONFUSED ME.

  MY COUSIN DROPS OFF WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST SEVERAL HOURS LATER. A FRIEND PICKS UP MY ELDEST AND THEY HEAD BACK TO COLLEGE. WHEELS GOES TO BED AT 8:15PM. I STAYED UP TO MIDNIGHT.

 FLYERS BLOWS , SIXERS WIN , PENN STATE LOSES.

 OUT OF ALL PLAYOFF TEAMS THE EAGLES ARE PICKED LAST TO WIN IT ALL. EVERY FORMER PLAYER AND  " EXPERT " HAVE PICKED THE BEARS TO BEAT OR BLOW OUT THE EAGLES THIS SUNDAY. WELP.........THE UNDER DOG MASKS MIGHT GET SOME USE AGAIN............MAYBE COMBINED WITH THE BLACK SKI MASKS.

  WEDNESDAY     1 - 2 - 19

  MAN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF NEWS IS DEPRESSING AND HORRIBLE. LION ATTACK KILLS A YOUNG GIRL , KID THROWING EGGS AT CARS KILLS A MOM , KIDNAP OF A 4 YEAR OLD BY A GUY IN A RED CAR , ARSON TORCHES 2 HOMES , AND A RANDOM SHOOTING KILLS A BABY.  ALSO , SOMEONE FLATTENED 50 CARS AND ANOTHER PSYCHO GUY SMASHED 5 WINDOWS ON 5 CARS. WHAT THE HELL IS IT WITH THIS WORLD.  IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT JUST FUCKING JUMP OFF A VERY HIGH BRIDGE AND LEAVE THE REST OF US ALONE.

 OH , YOU WILL SEE A NEW DOCUMENTARY CALLED " THE LAST DAYS OF JFK JR. " MALE SUPER MODEL , BANGED A SHIT LOAD HOT CELEBRITY GIRLS , HAD HIS OWN MAGAZINE CALLED " GEORGE " , POPULAR , MILLIONAIRE , AND HE WAS DEPRESSED. POOR FUCKING BABY. TRY LIVING DAY TO DAY PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK IN THE REAL F'N WORLD. JESUS CHRIST I LIKE TO BE RICH JUST ONE DAY AND BE DEPRESSED ON MY YACHT BANGING KALEY CUOCO'S ASS 5 TIMES A DAY. ( CHICK FROM THE BIG BANG THEORY ). OH MY GOD I BE SO DAMN DEPRESSED !!

  UP EARLY AND SO WAS WHEELS. BOTH OF US SLEPT LIKE CRAP. SHE WORKS AT HOME AND WE GET OUR ROUTINE WORK DONE. BY 11:30AM I SAY I AM GOING TO TRY TO TAKE A NAP. WHEELS RESPONDS , " DID YOU GO TO THE BANK YET ? "

  DRIVE TO THE BANK TO MAKE 4 DEPOSITS. ONE DEPOSIT IS FOR OUR YOUNGEST. I TAKE A PICTURE OF THE RECEIPT AND SEND IT TO HER. THE KID HAS A NICE LITTLE NEST EGG.

  BACK HOME I NAP. I GOT AT LEAST A SOLID HOUR IN WHICH WAS NICE.

  ROLL TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST. FIRST.....TAKE DOWN ALL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. MAN , IS THIS A PAIN IN THE ASS. UP AND DOWN A LADDER 50 TIMES.

 CONTACT BANDS , MAKE BEER & LIQUOR ORDERS , CLEAN BACK SINK AREA , STORE CHRISTMAS STUFF AWAY , FIX 2 LIGHTS , AND SOME OTHER THINGS I DO NOT REMEMBER.

  BACK HOME I CHILL AND WIND DOWN. I MAKE THE MISTAKE OF HAVING 2 BRANDIES. SUGAR HEADACHE IN THE MORNING. DAMN THIS SWEET ELIXIR !!

  I ALSO START THE BALL ROLLING FOR AN ANNUAL COUSINS GET TOGETHER. WITH 2 OTHER COUSINS WE PICKED A DATE , A TIME , A PLACE , AND A THEME.

  OFF TO BED BUT NOT BEFORE SNUGGLING WITH MY YOUNGEST. IT IS THE BEST THING EVER. SHE GROANS AND CALLS ME A NUDGE AND I GET TO HOLD HER. I ASK HER TO SNUGGLE WITH ME AT LEAST 50 TIMES A DAY. SHE ALLOWS ME ONCE.....SOMETIMES.

  THURSDAY        1 - 3 - 19

 WALK IN HIS SHOES......

  OK , MAYBE I WAS TOO ROUGH ON JFK JR. I ARRIVED HOME AND WHEELS WAS WATCHING THE DOCUMENTARY. HE SEEMED LIKE A GOOD GUY. YES HE DID GET TO BANG MOVIE STARS AND CELEBRITIES AND WAS SUPER RICH. BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT HAVING PAPARAZZI FOLLOW YOU AROUND 24/7 HAD TO BE DAUNTING.  I MEAN PHOTOGRAPHERS WERE EVERYWHERE. I ONLY WATCHED ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND DID NOT SEE ANY CHARITY WORK BY HIM WHICH WOULD OF BEEN NICE. I COULD BE WRONG SINCE I DID NOT WATCH THE WHOLE THING. I CAN SEE WHY HIS ONLY ESCAPE WAS FLYING.

  COMMENTED ON A FACEBOOK POST ABOUT HOW VENUES AND BANDS DO NOT PROMOTE OTHER SHOWS WHILE BANDS ARE PERFORMING ON THEIR STAGE. I DISAGREED. WE ALLOW BANDS TO PROMOTE OTHER SHOWS. CHRIST.......WE DO IT EVERY MONTH ON OUR RADIO SHOW. ( NEXT SHOW 1/20 AT 6PM )

  GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND GIVE HER A RIDE. I ENJOY THESE MOMENTS.

 TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. SOME NEW BEERS ARE IN LIKE TROEGENATOR AND NUGGET NECTAR.

  HANG OUT AND CLEAN THINGS WHILE BUYING TIME TO PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER. THEY SAID STOP BY AT 12 NOON. I AM TOO WILEY FOR THAT. I CALL AT 1PM AND IT IS NOT READY.

  RETURN HOME AND CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT.

  STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP MY ORDER AT 6:30PM. I SAY RIGHT BEFORE LEAVING TO THE GIRL HELPING ME , " IS THERE ANY MORE BOXES ? " SHE SAYS , " NO , THAT IS IT. " HMMMMMM FEELS LIGHT.

  ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND UNLOAD ORDER. I DOUBLE CHECK MY LIFT AND 8 BOTTLES ARE MISSING AND 2 BOTTLES RECEIVED ARE WRONG.

  RETURN TO LIQUOR STORE AT 9PM AND PICK UP MY 2ND ORDER.

  BACK HOME I WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE AGAIN.  I ALSO WATCH A LITTLE BIT OF THE DOCUMENTARY ON JFK JR.  MAN THE WOMAN HE BANGED.....DARYL HANNAH , MADONNA , CINDY CRAWFORD , SARAH JESSICA PARKER , BROOKE SHIELDS , .........CRAP THE LIST JUST GOES ON AND ON.

  I ASK MY YOUNGEST WHO IS IN HER ROOM STUDYING AND PAINTING. I MEAN BOOKS AND ART SUPPLIES ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE. ANYWAY , I ASK , " YOU KNOW IF YOU EVER WANT TO SNUGGLE WITH ME AND THE PUP ' YOU ' CAN ALWAYS ASK ME. " AS I WALK AWAY I HEAR , " WANT TO SNUGGLE ? " I STOP IN MY TRACKS AND SLOWLY TURN. I OVER EXAGGERATE MY JAW DROPPING. I ALSO PRETEND A TEAR IS RUNNING DOWN MY FACE.  THE KID RUNS BY ME AND JUMPS ON MY BED WITH THE PUP FOLLOWING HER. WE TALK AND PET THE DOG.....IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL 15 MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. I WAS UP EVERY HOUR UNTIL 6:15AM. MAN , I WAS PISSED. I THINK I NEED TO TRAVEL SOMEWHERE I LOVE. MAYBE A PLACE THAT HAS A LAKE AND DEER.

   FRIDAY        1 - 4 - 18

  TAKE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. I SLEPT HORRIBLE LAST NIGHT. RETURN HOME AND GET WORK DONE. IT WAS NICE WHEELS WAS HOME TOO. SHE WORKED FROM HOME ALSO WHICH IS ALWAYS COOL.

 I HAVE TO TAKE POWER NAPS DURING THE DAY ESPECIALLY IF I AM ON THE DOOR FOR 7 HOURS TONIGHT.

 MALCOLM JENKINS EAGLES HYPE VIDEO......PETTY COOL. I AM GETTING PSYCHED FOR THIS GAME.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I AM THANKFUL WE BEAT THE RAIN. SOME REALLY GOOD MUSIC TONIGHT AND A SOLID CROWD. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE AND I REALLY LIKE WORKING WITH THE BARTENDER. I SHOULD OF HAD MY YOUNGEST WORK TOO BECAUSE THE FOOD ORDERS CAME IN FAST.

 I MOVE THE BANDS EFFICIENTLY AND THE NIGHT ROLLS ALONG. ALL BANDS WERE COOL AND SO WERE THEIR FRIENDS. I REALLY ENJOYED THE NIGHT.

  I ROLL OUT AFTER 1AM BUT CHECKED SURVEILLANCE WHEN I GET HOME. I SEE A GUY THROWING DARTS AT THE DART BOARD FROM 40 FEET AWAY. I TEXT THE BARTENDER , " TELL THE GUY TO STOP THROWING DARTS AT MY FUCKING WALLS. " I THINK I GOT THE " POINT " ACROSS. WHO DOES THAT ?

 FLYERS SIGN ANOTHER GOALIE....OUR 7TH. THE MOST GOALIES IN OUR HISTORY IN ONE SEASON.

 TRYING TO MAKE A PIZZA AT MY IN-LAWS HOUSE I SPILL A GALLON CAN OF PIZZA SAUCE ON THE KITCHEN FLOOR. WHEELS AND HER BROTHER BREAKDOWN A TABLE ON THE PORCH WHERE WE WERE GOING TO SIT. SHE TELLS ME , " LET'S JUST GO OUT TO EAT. " MY YOUNGEST COMES IN THE KITCHEN AND I WARN HER ABOUT THE SAUCE ON THE FLOOR. SHE BACKS UP BUT SLIPS. LUCKILY , SHE GRABS THE KNOB ON THE BACK DOOR AND HOLDS HERSELF UP OVER THE PIZZA SAUCE ON THE FLOOR. I TIP TOE OVER AND HELP HER TO STAND. SHE SAYS SHE HAS TO GO TO THE BATHROOM TO SEE IF ANY SAUCE GOT ON HER SHIRT AND RUNS UPSTAIRS. I SAY ,  " AREN'T YOU GOING TO HELP ME CLEAN THIS UP ? "  SHE RESPONDS , " WHEN I COME DOWN. " I STAND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS AND JUST LISTEN AS THE KID ENTERS THE BATHROOM. I FEEL SOMETIMES THIS OLD HOUSE CAN BE A LITTLE CREEPY WITH " HOUSE " NOISES SO I WAIT TO MAKE SURE THE KID IS NOT SCARED.

 CONTINUED -- THE PHONE RINGS WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS SO I ANSWER IT.

 ME - " HELLO ? "

 STRANGER - " WHO IS THIS ? "

 ME - " WHO IS THIS ? "

 STRANGER - " MY NAME IS FRANK AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN JACK'S HOUSE ? "

 ME - " I AM JACK'S SON. "

 STRANGER - " JACK HAS NO SON SO GET OUT OF THAT HOUSE NOW. "

 ME - " GONNA HAVE TO DISAGREE ON THAT ONE. I'VE BEEN IN THIS FAMILY FOR OVER 30 YEARS. "

 STRANGER - " OH YEAH ? I GOT JACK RIGHT HERE AND I AM GOING TO PUT HIM ON THE PHONE. "

 JACK - " HEY BOY. WHATCHA DOIN' IN MY HOUSE ? "

 ME - " HEY JACK !! I'M MAKING PIZZA AND ALSO MESSING UP THE PLACE WITH PIZZA SAUCE ALL OVER THE KITCHEN FLOOR. ITALIANS COOK THIS WAY. "

 JACK - HE LAUGHS.

 ME - " WHERE ARE YOU ? "

 JACK - " I'M IN ALLENTOWN. "

 ME - " HEY. I AM GOING TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET UP THERE ? "

 JACK - " HMMMMMMMMMM............WE'LL SEE. "

 ME - " C'MON. I CAN BEAT YOU IN POOL AGAIN AND DRINK CRAPPY BEER YOU LIKE. "

 JACK - GIGGLES.

 ME - " ALRIGHT , I HAVE TO CLEAN UP YOUR KITCHEN FLOOR SO I WILL CATCH UP TO YOU. "

 JACK - " ALRIGHT BOY."

   DREAM ENDS.  THIS WAS MY FATHER-IN-LAW WHO PASSED AWAY 4+ YEARS AGO. IT WAS GREAT TO TALK TO HIM EVEN IF IT WAS IN MY SLEEP.

  SATURDAY    1 - 5 - 19

 SO JEALOUS...........

  ACTUALLY SLEPT DECENT.  STARTED MORNING DOING MY NORMAL ROUTINE STUFF.  I HAD SOME BREAKFAST WITH MY YOUNGEST AND WHEELS. 

  WHEELS AND I DO THE BOOKS FOR DECEMBER. THE NUMBERS WERE VERY GOOD ESPECIALLY SINCE WE HAD TO ABSORB A $4,000 PLUMBING BILL. IT MAY HAVE BEEN OUR BEST YEAR THAT I CAN REMEMBER...AT LEAST TOP 3.

  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN I STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP IT FOR THE NIGHT. FOR SEVERAL HOURS I GOT EVERYTHING DONE FOR THE MOST PART.

 WHEELS HEADS TO A GRADUATION PARTY. WHAT SUCKED WAS A FORMER BARTENDER WAS THERE WHO STOLE $100'S OF DOLLARS FROM US. SHE SAID IT WAS VERY AWKWARD. I KNOW I COULD NOT OF BEEN THERE....FUCKING JERKOFF THIEF.

  I STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO FIX A KITCHEN CABINET DOOR. I SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR THERE AND HAVE LUNCH TOO.

 ROLL OUT AND LOOK FOR AN OPEN BANK TO GET CHANGE FOR ONES , FIVES , AND QUARTERS. WHO KNEW BANKS CLOSE AT 2PM ON SATURDAYS ?

  STOP AND AT GET GAS AT PHILIPS 66. IT HAS THE CHEAPEST PRICES AND IS ALWAYS PACKED WITH CARS. I ONLY STOPPED BECAUSE I SAW ONE OPENING AT A GAS PUMP. I USUALLY GO AT NIGHT.

  AT HOME I WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE AND COLTS CRUSH THE TEXANS. I HAVE A HEALTHY SALMON / SALAD FOR LUNCH / DINNER. OH MY GOD IT WAS SO GOOOOOOOD.............SAID NO ONE EVER.

  BACK TO THE NAIL TO RE-OPEN AND LOAD IN THE BANDS. AGAIN , THE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT BUT IT WAS A SLOW NIGHT.....REAL SLOW. THESE ARE THE NIGHTS CLUB OWNERS AND ALL OF US DREAD.

 I ALSO WATCHED THE 76ERS WIN AND THE COWGIRLS WIN. I MUST SAY THE COWCRACKS LOOKED GOOD AND THE SEAHAWKS HAD A VERY STRANGE GAME PLAN. THEY ARE THE NUMBER 1 TEAM IN RUNNING THE BALL BUT GOOD GOD DID THEY HAVE TO DO IT EVERY 1ST AND 2ND DOWN ?

  ROLL HOME AROUND 11PM AND CHILL WITH WHEELS , OUR YOUNGEST , AND THE PUP. WE GO DOWN OUR BASEMENT AND SHOOT POOL WHILE WATCHING SPORTS ON TV AND LISTENING TO MUSIC. WE PLAYED SEVERAL DIFFERENT POOL GAMES AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT.

  BY MIDNIGHT WE HEAD TO BED. IT WAS A LONG DAY AND NIGHT BUT I ENJOYED IT.....ESPECIALLY THE APPLE.

 WHY SO JEALOUS ?.......

     WE HAD SOME NEW FACES COME IN AND THAT IS ALWAYS NICE TO SEE. ONE YOUNG ASIAN GIRL WHO HAD TO BE AROUND 26 YEARS OLD AND ADORABLE. I FRIGGIN' LOVE ASIAN GIRLS AND THEIR CULTURE. ANYWAY , BEFORE THEY CAME IN I WALKED DOWN THE BLOCK TO TELL THEM TO MOVE THEIR CAR FROM BEING TOWED. THE OLDER GUY WITH WHITE HAIR MOVED THE CAR WHILE THE ASIAN GIRL CAME IN. I TALKED TO HER BRIEFLY AND SHE WAS VERY COOL. IT WAS HER FIRST TIME HERE. THE GUY RETURNS AND THANKS ME FOR THE HEADS UP ON PARKING. THEY SIT AT THE BAR AND I FIGURE IT IS HER FATHER , GRANDFATHER , OR MAYBE EVEN A BOSS. THAN , I SEE HIS FOOT GO ON HER BARSTOOL AS HE FACES HER. MY JAW DROPPED. TWO MINUTES LATER SHE GRABS HIS FACE AND PASSIONATELY KISSES HIM. A LITTLE POOP CAME OUT OF MY ASS. I WAS THAT SHOCKED AND JEALOUS AT THE SAME TIME. WHAT A LUCKY BASTARD. HE GOT LOVED LONG TIME TONIGHT.........WITH HIS VIAGRA.

   SUNDAY     1 - 6 - 19

 THAT WAS ONE HELL OF AN ANNIVERSARY GIFT.

   THE EAGLES IS ALL I COULD THINK OF TODAY. I MEAN EVERYONE WAS WORRIED ABOUT IT.  I HAD 3 DIFFERENT PARTIES TO GO TO AND DECIDED NOT TO ATTEND ANY. WHY ? I WAS GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE RIDE.

  FUNNY , I DECIDE TO BRING A RADIO WITH ME FOR OUR GAME ROOM. I TURN IT ON UPON ARRIVING AND IT IS MERRILL REESE......THAT WAS KINDA COOL.  THE EAGLES WIN 16-15 ON A CODY " RAY FINKLE " PARKEY MISSED FIELD GOAL WITH BASICALLY NO TIME LEFT. HE ACTUALLY HIT THE UPRIGHT LEFT POST AND THE CROSS BAR. THERE ARE SOCIAL MEDIA PEOPLE WHO SAY THE BALL WAS ACTUALLY TIPPED.

  WHAT I SAW :

 - FOLES 2 INTERCEPTIONS COSTS THE EAGLES AT LEAST 2 FIELD GOALS OR 6 POINTS.

 - OVERALL PLAY CALLING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL WAS VERY GOOD.

 - SAINT NICK CAME UP WITH SOME BIG 3RD DOWN THROWS AND HIS RECEIVERS CAME UP WITH SOME BIG CATCHES.

 - AGAIN REFS WERE SUSPECT WITH CALLS ON BOTH TEAMS. MORE EAGLES THAN BEARS.

 - DID YOU KNOW THAT PARKEY PRACTICED FILED GOAL ATTEMPTS AT SOLDIER FIELD ALL WEEK WHILE THE REST OF THE TEAM PRACTICED AT ANOTHER FACILITY.

 - 4TH AND GOAL AND FOLES THROWS TO TATE WITH UNDER 1 MINUTE. THAT WAS OUR SEASON.

 - 2 POINT CONVERSATION WAS MADE BUT OFFICIALS SAW DIFFERENT. TO ME , THE BALL DID BREAK THE PLANE OF THE GOAL LINE.

 - TO ALL THE " EXPERTS " , EX-COACHES , AND EX-PLAYERS WHO PICKED THE BEARS TO WIN......SUCK IT.

 - BOTH TEAMS GAVE UP HUGE PENALTIES ON 3RD DOWNS TO KEEP DRIVES ALIVE FOR THE OTHER TEAM. EAGLES DID IT TWICE WHILE THE BEARS DID IT ONCE. ONE OF THE TWO CALLS ON THE EAGLES WAS HORRIBLE. THE OTHERS WERE LEGIT.

 - THE DEFENSE HAS STEPPED UP BIG TIME IN THE LAST 4 GAMES. THE YOUNG KIDS WHO WERE BAGGING GROCERIES JUST 3 MONTHS AGO ARE COMING INTO THEIR OWN.

 - THEY SAY , " THAT'S WHY YOU PLAY DEFENSE ".  FOUR POSSIBLE INTERCEPTIONS AND THE EAGLES CAME UP WITH NONE. TWO WERE POSSIBLE AND ONE WAS ABSOLUTELY IN OUR DEFENDER'S HANDS. PUT IT THIS WAY , IF HIS HANDS WERE DOWN AT HIS SIDES WHILE TRYING TO INTERCEPT THE END ZONE PASS THE BALL WOULD OF STUCK IN HIS MASK.

  THE GAME WAS REMARKABLE TO END LIKE THAT. SOCIAL MEDIA IS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY. THE BEARS FANS ARE CRUSHED. WE , AS PHILLY FANS , KNOW THIS FEELING. 2 CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS WERE ASKED IF CODY PARKEY WILL NEED AN ESCORT AWAY FROM THE STADIUM. ONE RESPONDED , " HE'S OWN HIS ON. "

  I PLACED A FACEBOOK POST ABOUT TODAY'S DATE. IT IS WHEELS AND I 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF OWNING THE NAIL. 100'S AND 100'S OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS COMMENTED AND LIKED THE POST SO I WILL SHARE IT HERE.

-------- 22nd Anniversary--------


Wheels and I have been through fun and pain of owning a venue that supports live music for 22 years. Each day we try to convey the trials & tribulations of being club owners , parents , fans of music , and more importantly.....people. This is not a money business , it is a passion business. If you know us we try to keep humor as a common denominator in our lives.
 To say it has been a battle is a gigantic understatement. For 3 years I had 4 jobs and Wheels had 3. I was working 80 hour weeks while Wheels worked 60. One job we were cleaning toilets every night. Not too many people knew this because we were embarrassed. Why ? to keep The Rusty Nail afloat monetarily.........to pay the bills. We could of quit but we did what we had to do. It was too important to us and so many musicians.


( If you want to read the full challenging story it is located on the "
History " page at www.thenail1.com)


--------- Wheels and I are humbled and honored that so many musicians and bands have graced our small stage. We try to be fair , fun , and communicative with all people who come through our doors. We know we are a dive bar and do not have the best accommodations but
The Nail has been blue collar since 1949. We are truly moved by the overwhelming support we have received. I am so damn proud of our bar , bartenders , bands, musicians , and the people we have met over 22 years. It was a pleasure to meet every single one of you...........except the douchebags that robbed us.


With true love I say , " Thank you ".
Go
Eagles.


Big Daddy & Wheels

 

 

  

MONDAY     1 - 7 - 19

   AGAIN - THANKS FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL COMMENTS ON THE NAIL'S 22ND ANNIVERSARY FACEBOOK POST I PLACED. I RARELY HEAR COMPLIMENTS FROM ANYONE SO IT IS VERY APPRECIATED.

  DID YOU KNOW THE EAGLES DALLAS GOEDERT'S TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION THE BEARS ONLY HAD 10 MEN ON THE FIELD.

  CODEY PARKEY , WHO HAS BEEN CRUSHED ON SOCIAL MEDIA GETS A TINY LITTLE SILVER LINING. THE NFL DETERMINED HIS FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT WAS BLOCKED BY EAGLE TREYVON HESTER.

  OH , IT IS THE FIRST PLAYOFF BLOCKED FIELD GOAL IN EAGLES HISTORY. I AM STILL SPINNING FROM THIS GAME.

  SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL HERE. I MISSED A PERFECT PICTURE SUNSET AND I AM REGRETTING IT. I HAD A DILEMMA --- WATCH THE EAGLES GAME OR GO DOWN TO THE LAKE TO TAKE A PICTURE OF A REMARKABLE SUNSET. I DID NOT WANT MISS ONE SECOND OF WATCHING THE GAME OR LISTENING TO MERRILL REESE. I DECIDED TO WAIT UNTIL A COMMERCIAL OR BREAK IN THE GAME. BY THAN....IT WAS TOO LATE. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS I HAVE EVER SEEN HERE AND I AM REGRETTING IT NOW.

  I DID NOT KNOW MERRILL REESE HAS A GUY NEXT TO HIM TO POINT OUT PLAYERS WHO CATCH OR RUN THE BALL. THE ASSISTANT HAS PAPERWORK AND POINTS TO THE NAME AND MERRILL REESE READS IT WHILE CALLING THE PLAY THAT JUST HAPPENED. I DON'T MIND....MERRILL IS CLOSE TO 100 YEARS OLD.

  WOOD BURNING STOVE ROCKS. IT IS 15 DEGREES HERE AND I DO NOT HAVE ONE HEATER ON IN BOTH THE FIRST OR SECOND FLOORS. OUR SOAP STONE WOOD STOVE REALLY PUTS OUT THE B.T.U.'S.   I HAVE THE CEILING FAN ON TO CIRCULATE THE HOT AIR AND I FEED THE FIRE EVERY HOUR OR SO.

  TOOK A WALK IN THE WOODS WITH THE PUP BECAUSE A CERTAIN NOISE WAS ENTERTAINING ME. ......WOODPECKERS. THERE WERE 4 WOODPECKERS TALKING TO EACH OTHER BY RAPPING ON THE TREES THEY WERE CLINGING TO. IT WAS KINDA COOL. MY GOAL WAS TO FIND ONE AND TAKE A PICTURE OF IT. I DID FIND ONE BUT MY CELL PHONE COULD NOT ZOOM IN......JUST TOO HIGH UP.

  I ALSO PICKED UP TRASH WHICH ALWAYS PISSES ME OFF.........ESPECIALLY CIGARETTE BUTTS. I GOT AN EMAIL THAT 4.5 TRILLION CIGARETTE BUTTS ARE LITTERED EVERY YEAR WORLDWIDE. THE EMAIL ALSO GAVE THE TOP 100 COUNTRIES AND LOCATIONS THAT HAVE THE MOST LITTERED CIGARETTE BUTTS. THE NAIL RANKED 11TH WORLDWIDE.

  I FOUND AN ARROW STUCK IN A TREE ABOUT 10 FEET UP......NICE.

  SOME RENTERS LEFT SOME VERY NICE NOTES IN OUR COMMENT BOOK. ONE WAS HOW THEIR DOGS LOVED OUR HOME. I THOUGHT THAT WAS NICE.........EXCEPT WE DO NOT ALLOW PETS HERE.

  ONE RENTER SAID THEY WERE ENTERTAINED FOR HOURS BY AN OTTER IN OUR LAKE. I AM NOT BELIEVING THAT STORY.

  FLYERS LOSE.....SO PISSED I BOUGHT TICKETS THIS YEAR BEFORE THE SEASON STARTED. I HEAR TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR AS LOW AS $12. I DO NOT WANT TO WRITE WHAT I PAID......NO MORE WILL I DO THIS.

  RENTERS LEFT A JAR OF BB'S FOR A PELLET GUN OR SMALL .22 RIFLE.  THEY ALSO LEFT A FLATTENED DOG BONE.......ALMOST LIKE A HARDEN PIGS' EAR. MY PUP ENJOYED HALF OF IT.

  I CHECKED OUR ATTIC. YEP , THERE " WAS " SOME ACTIVITY BY 2 CRITTERS.........." WAS ".

  Wii RULES. I HAD MINOR PROBLEMS HOOKING IT UP AND HAD TO CALL MY ELDEST. I WATCHED A TV SERIES CALLED " EL CHAPO ".  MAN , THESE WERE PRETTY DAMN EVIL PEOPLE.  I DON'T GET IT. IF I EVER WAS A DRUG LORD , WOULDN'T YOU STOP AT YOUR FIRST BILLION ? ME....I STOP AT MY FIRST MILLION......MAYBE 2. THERE ARE ONLY 2 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU'RE A DRUG LORD......DEATH OR JAIL.  I WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF THIS TRUE STORY KING PIN. FIRST WAS GOOD. SECOND WAS BETTER. THIRD WAS JAW DROPPING EVIL.

  CLEMSON SMOKED ALABAMA. I WAS HAPPY FOR THEM AND THE ROOKIE QUARTERBACK. THE KID WAS SO POISED THE WHOLE GAME....FRIGGIN' 19 YEARS OLD , BLONDE HAIR , IN SHAPE , GOOD LOOKING , 6'6", AND THE QUARTERBACK OF A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. JESUS THE ASS HE IS GOING TO GET.

  KEVIN SPACEY HAD TO GO TO PRE-TRIAL COURT TODAY. HIS ATTORNEYS SAID IT WAS " CONSENSUAL " BETWEEN HIM AND THE 18 YEAR BOY.  HMMMM.........HE GRABBED THE KID'S HAND , PUT IT ON HIS COCK , AND THAN MADE CIRCULAR MOTIONS ON HIS BALLS. YEP............SOUND CONSENTING TO ME.

  I LEARNED YOU CAN NOT WINDEX THE INSIDE OF YOUR CAR'S WINDSHIELD WHEN BELOW 30 DEGREES.

  RENTERS JUST THREW BURNT LOGS FROM THE WOOD STOVE OUTSIDE. THE ASHCAN IS 10 FEET AWAY. I GRABBED THE USED BURNT WOOD AND REFUELED MY WOOD STOVE.

  FIXED A COVER ON AN UNDER CABINET LIGHT , CONTACTED BANDS , TALKED TO AN ELECTRICIAN , FILLED A BUCKET WITH OUTDOOR STICKS FOR THE WOOD STOVE ( DID IT LATE NIGHT.....KINDA CREEPY ) , AND MADE MYSELF A NICE HAM & MUSTARD SANDWICH FOR DINNER......NICE.

  I HAVE TO ADMIT ONE REASON ( OUT OF SEVERAL ) FOR COMING HERE WAS THE DREAM ABOUT MY FATHER-IN-LAW. HE TOLD ME HE WAS IN ALLENTOWN AND I ASKED IF WE COULD MEET UP IN THE POCONOS.  MAN , IT BE REAL NICE TO SEE HIM AGAIN.

  TUESDAY     1 - 8 - 19

  MAN , I SHOULD BE SLEEPING BETTER.  I WENT TO BED DAMN NEAR 1AM AND WOKE UP AT 3:30AM WHICH I THOUGHT WAS MORNING.  I STRUGGLED AND ENDED GETTING UP AT 6:30AM WHICH I THOUGHT WAS 7:30AM........BLOW.

  I AM OFFICIALLY HOOKED ON " EL CHAPO ".  JESUS.....IF 1/3 IS TRUE THESE GUYS WERE ASSHOLES.

  FLYERS BLOW AGAIN. I WAS KINDA HAPPY WHEN I SAW THE NBC NETWORK WAS AIRING THE HOCKEY GAME BETWEEN THE CAPITALS AND THE FLYERS. I TURN IT ON AND IT WAS BLACKED OUT. I TRIED STREAMING IT BUT COULD NOT FIND MY PASSWORD FOR OUR ACCOUNT. I DID HAVE AN AP ON MY CELL PHONE IN WHICH I CAN WATCH IN  " REAL TIME " WHAT IS GOING ON. EVERY 5 MINUTES THE SCORE WOULD CHANGE...... 1 - 0 , 2 - 0 , 3 - 0....I TURNED IT OFF.

  76ERS WITH A BIG WIN AGAINST A REALLY BAD TEAM.

 CONTINUING TO STRAIGHTEN , ORGANIZE , FIX , AND THINK OF STUFF TO DO. I HAVE A VERY LONG WEEKEND AT THE NAIL AND CAN NOT GO TO ANY EAGLES PARTIES SINCE I SCHEDULED 4 BANDS FOR SUNDAY. 

  ORDER OUT OR USE MY SUPPLIES. FOR THE 2ND TIME I MADE BURGER SLIDERS.

  I ORGANIZED A BAND BOOK. IT TOOK ME ABOUT 45 MINUTES BUT I AM GLAD I DID IT.

  LITTLE SLEET AND SNOW COVERED THE AREA.  THE NEXT DAY IT RAINED AND ALL WAS WASHED AWAY.

  I AM RUNNING OUT OF THINGS TO DO SO I HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE.....CHILL OR ROLL.

   WEDNESDAY        1 - 9 - 19

  I APOLOGIZED TO A HOAGIE MAKER/OWNER........

  DAMN IT !! AWAKENED TWICE BY THE PUP AND THE WIND IS KNOCKING A TREE INTO OUR BALCONY DECK WHICH MAKES NOISE LIKE SOMEONE IS TAPPING ON OUR DOOR. OH SWEET BABY JESUS WHAT A NIGHT.

  TRUMP......KINDA SHAKING MY HEAD ON A LOT OF STUFF. HE MAKES SENSE SOMETIMES BUT MOST OF THE TIME HE IS A JACKASS.

  HOW CAN THE 76ERS BLOWOUT A TEAM BY 20 POINTS AND THE NEXT NIGHT LOSE TO THE SAME TEAM BY 20 POINTS ?

  I ASKED WHEELS , " WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THE WOOD STOVE FLOOR MAT HAS BEEN CLEANED ? " THE ANSWER -- " NEVER "  WELL , TODAY I SPENT OVER AN HOUR TAKING APART ALL THE INNER SOAP STONES TO CLEAN UNDER THEM. GOOD GOD WHAT A MESSY JOB. THE GOOD THING IS I BROUGHT A LARGE PLASTIC KEG BIN WITH ME. IT HAD ALL WOOD IN IT. WELL , SINCE I BURNED ALL THE WOOD NOW I HAD AN EMPTY CONTAINER. I FILLED IT WITH A TON OF ASHES. I CLEANED UNDER , INSIDE , OUTSIDE , AND ALL THE SURROUNDING FLOOR & WALL TILES. I ALSO CLEANED THE FRONT DOOR GLASS AND SOME WINDOWS FACING THE LAKE.  I MUST ADMIT IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. I ALSO CONSOLIDATED SOME STOVE TOOLS.

  ALL THE TV'S IN THE HOUSE STARTED PIXILATING. JESUS ......NOW WHAT ??!!  I GOOGLE IT AND I READ TO UNPLUG ALL WIRES AND CABLE CONNECTIONS. LET EVERYTHING POWER DOWN FOR 1 MINUTE. I DID THIS AND IT DID NOT WORK. I CALL OUR CABLE SUPPLIER AND A NICE WOMAN SENDS A " SIGNAL " TO OUR HOME. THIS DID NOT WORK. I SET UP A SCHEDULE FOR A TECH TO COME TO OUR HOUSE. THERE IS A CHANCE THE WEATHER IS CAUSING THIS SO I WILL CANCEL THE APPOINTMENT IF THE TV'S WORK AGAIN. TONIGHT.....I WAS GETTING PIXILATION AND GETTING A BLACK SCREEN.

  WHY DIDN'T I TAKE A PICTURE OF THAT SUNSET ?.....CRAP.

  I DECIDE I AM GOING TO GIVE " RENEE'S COLD CUT HUT " A TRY. I HAVE NEVER TRIED THIS HOAGIE SHOP IN ALL THE TIMES I HAVE BEEN COMING HERE. I FEEL BAD. I SEARCH FOR AN ONLINE MENU BUT THERE IS NONE. I CALL AND TALK TO THE OWNER. HE TELLS ME HIS WIFE HAS A FACEBOOK MENU. I GO TO THAT AND CALL BACK IN 5 MINUTES........FACEBOOK RULES AGAIN. I ASK HIM WHAT SANDWICHES HE SUGGESTS. HE TELLS ME , " ITALIAN HOAGIES OUR ARE BEST SELLERS BUT IF YOU WANT SOMETHING HOT....MEATBALL SANDWICHES. " I ORDERED BOTH. OH , THE SANDWICHES ARE $6 EACH............ON WEDNESDAYS.........$4. 

  I ARRIVE AT THE HOAGIE SHOP FOR MY 2 SANDWICHES AND TALK TO THE  OWNER. A VERY NICE ITALIAN GUY WHO TELLS ME THEY GET THEIR BREAD FROM SOUTH PHILLY AND HE GIVES ME A CREDIT CARD AND PUNCHES 2 HOLES IN IT. HE TELLS ME IF YOU GET A TOTAL OF TEN SANDWICHES OR 10 HOLES YOU GET A FREE HOAGIE. I TELL HIM , " I HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. I MUST APOLOGIZE FOR NEVER COMING IN HERE. MY WIFE AND I BUILT A VACATION HOME HERE AND NEVER PURCHASED HIS HOAGIES."  HE TELLS ME THEY HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 8 YEARS AND I WILL TAKE HIS MENUS HOME FOR OUR RENTERS. MAN , FOR $4 A HOAGIE HOW BAD CAN THEY BE.......OR HOW GOOD ?

  I ALSO STOP AT OUR FAVORITE PIZZA PLACE WHICH IS ACROSS THE STREET. IT IS CALLED JIREH'S PIZZA. I PICK UP A CHICKEN BROCCOLI ALFREDO PIZZA. THERE IS ONLY ONE THING BETTER THAN THIS PIZZA...........SLAPPING AN ASS WHILE DOING DOGGY STYLE.

  RETURN HOME AND MEET THE PUP AT THE BACK DOOR. CRAZY DOG CRACKS ME UP.

 QUICK STORY I FORGOT - THE DOG IS LAYING NEXT TO ME WHILE I AM WATCHING TV. SHE IS HALF ASLEEP WHILE I AM ON THE PHONE WITH MY YOUNGEST.  I ASK MY KID TO SAY HELLO TO THE PUP. I PUT THE PHONE RECEIVER BY THE DOG'S EAR AND THE KID SAYS HELLO. THE PUP'S TAIL STARTS WAGGING VIGOROUSLY AGAINST THE PILLOWS ON THE COUCH.......IT WAS ADORABLE.

  OKAY....BACK TO FOOD. I KNOW THE PIZZA IS AWESOME BECAUSE WE GET IT EVERY TIME WE ARE HERE. I AM CURIOUS ABOUT THESE $4 HOAGIES. FIRST , I CUT ABOUT A 3 INCH PIECE OF THE MEATBALLS ON A LONG ROLL. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SANDWICH. IT WAS GOOD. NEXT WAS THE ITALIAN HOAGIE. I HAVE TO ADMIT I WAS HUNGRY SINCE I HAD NO LUNCH WHICH MEANS I COULD EAT LEATHER AND A PIZZA BOX ON A LONG ROLL AND GIVE IT A DECENT REVIEW. ANYWAY , I CUT A 3 INCH PIECE OF THE ITALIAN HOAGIE. IT WAS OKAY AND MOSTLY ALL BREAD. I LOOK INSIDE AND IT WAS 2 PIECES OF HAM AND 2 PIECES OF GENOA SALAMI WITH LIMITED SPORADIC LETTUCE TOMATO , AND ONION. I NOW SEE WHY IT WAS 4 BUCKS. I STILL WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AND I DID SO WITH A FACEBOOK POST / REVIEW TO THEM.

  WEIRD........I DID NOT HAVE THE URGE FOR ANY ALCOHOL TONIGHT.

 PLAYED SOME FUN GAMES OF INTERNET SCRABBLE. ONE WAS WITH A WOMAN FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM. SHE WAS ON HOLIDAY AND SHE WAS VERY COOL. SHE WAS RANKED #1 OUT OF 10,000+ PLAYERS WORLDWIDE. SHE BEAT ME ON THE VERY LAST PLAY OF THE GAME. OUR RECORD OF PLAYING EACH OTHER IS 4 - 4 OVER THE LAST 6 MONTHS. THIS WEEK I CHALLENGED THE TOP 20 BEST PLAYERS ON THE WEBSITE. RIGHT NOW I AM 9 - 2.

 I ALSO PLAYED SOME INTERNET POKER. ONE PLAYER FROM GERMANY CALLED ME ALL KINDS OF NAMES AND RIDICULED ME AND OUR COUNTRY FOR SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP. IT WAS NICE TO BEAT HIM. HE DID NOT KNOW I WAS NOT A TRUMP SUPPORTER.

  WIND DOWN AND WATCH A NETFLIX MOVIE SINCE THE TV'S BLOW WITH PIXILATION. NETFLIX DOES NOT HAVE A GOOD SELECTION OF MOVIES BUT I PICKED " THE TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN ". IT WAS ACTUALLY OKAY WITH SOME COMEDIC STUFF. KEVIN JAMES AND ANDY GARCIA STAR IN IT ALONG WITH AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF ASS FEMALE ACTRESS I DON'T KNOW NAMED ZULAY HENAO.

  I ALSO WATCH " EL CHAPO ". IT IS ALL SUBTITLED AND I MUST SAY DRUG LORDS BOUGHT ALMOST EVERYONE. HEY , NEED 300 MILLION IN CASH TO BUILD A SHOPPING CENTER ?........THE DRUG KINGS SUPPLIED THE MONEY. OH , IF YOU GAMBLE THEIR MONEY AND BUY WOMEN AND LUXURIES YOU WILL NOT LIVE LONG.

 OFF TO BED WHERE THE WINDS KICKED UP. I ALSO CHECKED OUR ATTIC FOR SOME " FRIENDS ". SOMETHING WAS TRIGGERING MY GIFTS FOR THEM.

 FUNNY - IT IS 3AM AND I WAKE UP. I SAY TO MYSELF ," I HAVE NOT HEARD ONE SOUND IN 4 NIGHTS IN THE CEILING OR ATTIC. " NOT 2 SECONDS LATER SOMETHING HITS MY ALUMINUM LADDER IN THE CLOSET AND MAKES A BIG SOUND FOR 3AM AT NIGHT. I SAY TO MYSELF , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME WITH THAT TIMING? "  THE NEXT DAY I LOOKED ON TOP OF THE LADDER AND IT WAS A SMALL BALL PIECE OF DRYWALL.

  ON A SAD NOTE I FOUND OUT ( VIA FACEBOOK ) AND A TEXT FROM MY BROTHER THAT A COUSIN PASSED AWAY FIGHTING PANCREATIC CANCER FOR 3 YEARS. I KNEW HER VERY WELL FOR MANY MANY YEARS BUT GREW APART THE LAST 15 YEARS DUE HER DIVORCING MY COUSIN. THIS GIRL WAS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE IN HER HIGH SCHOOL DAYS AND ONE OF THE NICEST PURE SOULED PEOPLE I EVER MET. I WROTE THIS ON HER DAUGHTER'S FACEBOOK PAGE.  A SHIT LOAD OF MY FAMILY WROTE ON THE PAGE ALSO.

  THURSDAY     1 - 10 - 19

  KEEP WRITING THE YEAR 2018........IT WAS A GOOD YEAR. I GUESS I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE IT.

  TOUGH NOT TO LIKE THIS ATMOSPHERE. ANOTHER 1/2 INCH OF SNOW AND THE OUTDOORS LOOKS LIKE A WINTER WONDERLAND............LESS THE WONDER.

 SLEPT BAD AGAIN AND I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. THOUGH THE WIND KNOCKING AGAIN AND THE PUP BARKING DEFINITELY DID NOT HELP.

  SOME PROJECTS TODAY AND I DID NOTICE SOMETHING......OLD COBWEBS. SUNLIGHT COMING THROUGH THE FRONT WINDOWS GAVE THEM AWAY SO ME , MY FEATHER DUSTER , AND A REALLY SEXY OUTFIT I DID THE WHOLE FIRST FLOOR. I HAVE NO LIFE.

  WATCHED A NETFLIX MOVIE CALLED " SHAUN OF THE DEAD ". IT IS A PARODY OF " THE WALKING DEAD " AND IT WAS HORRIBLE. I FELL ASLEEP SEVERAL TIMES. NETFLIX GAVE IT A GOOD REVIEW. I CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW BAD THIS MOVIE WAS.

  MADE A VERY SPECIFIC LIST OF 60+ BANDS. I WANTED TO UPDATE MY BOOKS FOR 2019. I CALLED EVERY SINGLE BAND AND IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL TALKING TO MUSICIANS FROM 6 MONTHS TO 10 YEARS AGO.

  SPENT SOME TIME OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP. IT WAS COLD BUT STILL NICE.

 SAW THE SAME GUY WALKING IN THE WOODS AND AROUND THE LAKE AT 6:30AM. IT WAS PITCH BLACK AND HE HAD A MINER'S HELMET ON WITH THE LIGHT ON TOP. MAN THAT IS WEIRD.

  IS IT RIGHT TO GO OUTSIDE AND YELL , " MAN THAT FELT GOOD !!! SUCK IT !! ". I WON AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME AGAINST A TOP 5 PLAYER ON THE LAST MOVE AND BY ONE POINT. I HAVE NO LIFE. I THINK IT IS TIME TO GET BACK HOME.

  TALKED TO SOME FAMILY TODAY VIA CELL PHONE......ALL EAGLES CONVERSATION.

  ALL TV'S ARE WORKING AGAIN SO I CANCELLED THE CABLE TECH FROM COMING OVER.

 SPENT SOME TIME TRYING TO FIND A DRIVEWAY LIGHT BULB.......JESUS , I THINK I CAN FIND WALDO EASIER.

  DID SOME OTHER ODD JOBS AND CHILLED BY 7PM. I WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " EL CHAPO ". AGAIN.....GOOD. I ACTUALLY STARTED FEELING BAD FOR THIS ANIMAL.

  UPDATE - THERE IS MORE MEAT ON THE ITALIAN HOAGIE I GOT YESTERDAY FROM RENEE'S. I DID SEE HAM , GENOA SALAMI , PROVOLONE , AND "BRACHUTE". LIMITED THIN SLICES BUT GOOD.

  I SAW THE OBITUARY FOR MY COUSIN. IT WAS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL. SO DAMN SAD.

  STAYED UP LATE TO TRY TO GET SOME SLEEP.....WE WILL SEE.

  FRIDAY     1 - 11 - 19  ( HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHEELS )

 SURPRISE , SURPRISE , SURPRISE......AND I'M NOT TALKING GOMER PYLE.

  ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END ESPECIALLY IF IT IS YOUR WIFE'S BIRTHDAY....SO I BETTER GET THE HECK HOME. I MEAN I WAS IN THE POCONOS SINCE SUNDAY.

  ONE MORE WONDERFUL NIGHT IN THE POCONOS.  I COULD NOT SLEEP SO I ACTUALLY STARTED MY CLEAN-UP ROUTINE LATE NIGHT. I FORCED MYSELF NOT TO DRIVE HOME AT 4AM........JUST NOT SMART OR SAFE.

  ACTION NEWS SPORTS ANCHOR GARY PAPA WHO DIED OF PROSTATE CANCER HAS A FOUNDATION AND DONATION EVENT EACH YEAR. THIS YEAR WHEELS AND I WILL OFFER A STAY AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AS A SMALL GIFT TO DONATORS.

  LOADED UP AND READY TO ROLL. ANOTHER THING I LIKE.......88 MILES DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY. I WAS HOME IN 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES.  I WAS THINKING THIS IS PRETTY MUCH THE PERFECT DRIVING DISTANCE TO THE WOODS. I WOULD OF HATED DRIVING 3 HOURS ONE WAY TO A VACATION HOME AND I THINK 30 MINUTES IS TOO CLOSE. 

  AT HOME WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD. WE SETTLE IN WITH WORK. THE JOY OF WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST WHEN RE-UNITING WITH THE PUP WAS A FUN TO SEE.

  I POSTED ON SEVERAL SITES IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE A CAT. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED ON HOW MANY FANATICAL CAT LOVERS THERE ARE OUT THERE. THREE DIFFERENT PEOPLE WROTE ME LONG EMAILS ABOUT HORRIBLE PEOPLE WHO " MAY " SAY THEY LOVE THE CAT FOR THEIR HOME BUT WOULD ACTUALLY TORTURE OR EVEN FEED THE CAT TO FIGHTING DOGS.  ONE GIRL'S NAME WAS MICHELE VICK SO I WAS SUSPICIOUS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I WAS HOME 90 MINUTES.  I PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT AND STOCKED ALL BEER.

  RETURN HOME AND DECIDE TO TAKE WHEELS AND KIDS OUT TO DINNER. WE GO TO BERTUCCI'S AND IT WAS GOOD. I ENJOYED JUST CHILLING AND MAKING JOKES WITH OUR ADORABLE WAITRESS.  IT WAS NICE JUST TO HAVE FUN AND SPEND TIME WITH EVERYONE.

  I MADE WHEELS LAUGH HARD TWICE TODAY AND I FORGOT HOW.

  AFTER DINNER WHEELS AND ELDEST GO SHOPPING WHILE I DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AT HOME AND HEAD TO THE NAIL AGAIN.

  THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY TIMES MY ANTENNAS ARE WRONG BUT THEY WERE TONIGHT......AND I WAS SO GLAD.  WHEN A BAND TELLS ME " THEY CAN DO A 100 PEOPLE " I NEVER BELIEVE THEM.....EVER. I USUALLY SAY TO MYSELF IF THEY DO HALF I WOULD BE HAPPY. WELL , THIS BAND DID HALF .....50 PEOPLE AND PROBABLY ANOTHER 20 ON TOP WITH WALK-INS AND REGULARS. IT WAS A REALLY FUN NIGHT AS ONE BAND CALLED " THE JIVE BOMBERS " PERFORMED 70'S , 80'S , AND 90'S COVERS WITH 3 SETS. IT WAS REALLY FUN TO HEAR POPULAR SONGS ALL NIGHT. I RECOMMEND " THE JIVE BOMBERS " WHICH ARE RETURNING TO THE NAIL ON SATURDAY JANUARY 26TH.

  A FUN NIGHT WITH REGULARS TOO. A LITTLE TOO MUCH FUN FOR ONE AS I GAVE HIM A RIDE HOME.

  OH , SOME ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS HERE TONIGHT. MAN , TO BE YOUNG AGAIN , I WOULD SO STARE AT THEM AND NEVER APPROACH ANY GIRL LIKE I DID LAST NIGHT.

  BACK HOME AROUND 1AM AND I SETTLE IN FOR BED. THE PUP IS ON MY BED.....AND I DIDN'T MIND.

   SATURDAY     1 - 12 - 19

  HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS ??!!!......SUCK IT.  WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT 6 WEEKS AGO WHEN THE COWDICKS WERE WINNING THE DIVISION AND THE EAGLES WERE 4 - 6 WE STILL BE IN THE PLAYOFFS.  IT IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME TO SAY THE COWASSES ARE OUT !!!!!!!! OF THE PLAYOFFS AND THE BELOVED HOMETOWN EAGLES ARE STILL IN ( AT LEAST FOR  ANOTHER 12 HOURS )

  I WILL NEVER EVER GET LOCAL COWGIRL FANS........NEVER EVER EVER. IT'S LIKE SAYING I WENT TO HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL BUT I CHEER FOR UPPER DARBY. OR......I WENT TO PENN STATE UNIVERSITY BUT I CHEER FOR OHIO STATE. OR............I GREW UP AND ATTENDED CHURCH AT ANNUNCIATION BVM BUT NOW GO TO SACRED HEART CHURCH. IT IS FRIGGIN' SACRILEGIOUS. YOU STICK WHERE YOU WERE BORN AND WHERE YOU WENT TO SCHOOL AND LIVED. YOU CAN'T CHANGE BECAUSE WHEN YOU WERE 12 YEARS OLD YOU SAW A TEAM WIN THE SUPER BOWL AND THAN DECIDE TO CHANGE TO ROOTING FOR THEM. HEY , MY 2ND FAVORITE TEAM IS THE MIAMI DOLPHINS. I HAVE FOLLOWED THEM SINCE 1970.....THAT'S ALMOST 50 YEARS !!!   BUT.......THE EAGLES ARE MY HEART AND SOUL. YOU CAN'T FRIGGIN' CHANGE !!.....FAKE DAMN FANS.....FRAUDS..........COWPUNKS..........HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS. YOU'RE OUT!!!.....SUCK IT.

  GOOD FRIDAY NIGHT AND A GOOD SATURDAY NIGHT. ONE THING WITH METAL BANDS......THEY ALWAYS STAY FOR EVERY SINGLE ACT..........UNLIKE ANY OTHER GENRE OF MUSIC.

  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AT 7:45AM. THE KID WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER BUT STILL ENJOYED WORKING AND WAS COOL ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY LET HER GO 45 MINUTES EARLY.

  AT HOME I DO MY THING. I RECEIVED A PART FOR MY SHAMPOO MACHINE. I INSTALLED IT AND EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING. REALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHERE THE HELL THAT MISSING PART WENT. I SEEN IT 3 MONTHS AGO AND NOW GONE......LIKE A FART IN THE WIND. I SHOULD OF ASKED MISS FUZZY BRITCHES.

  TAKE APART A BROKEN BAR STOOL. I WILL SAVE THE EXTRA PARTS FOR OTHER BARSTOOLS AT THE NAIL.

  FLYERS........BA......................LOW.

  WHILE LISTENING TO HOWARD ESKIN AND RAY DIDINGER I INSTALL A TV SHELF FOR MY YOUNGESTIN HER BEDROOM WHILE SHE IS AT WORK. I REALLY SPENT SOME TIME ON THIS PROJECT AND EVEN MACGYVER A COUPLE OF THINGS TO ADD THE CABLE BOX ON THE SHELF. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT. I EVEN EXTENDED AND SECURED ALL THE WIRES AND CABLES.

  ALMOST HURT MYSELF FOR A STUPID JOKE. WHEELS PICKS UP OUR YOUNGEST AT WORK AND WHEN I SEE THEM PULL UP THE DRIVEWAY I LET THE PUP OUT. THIS DOG BRINGS OVER THE TOP JOY TO ALL OF US. ANYWAY , WHILE THEY ARE PREOCCUPIED PETTING THE DOG I RUN TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE TO MY KID'S ROOM TO HIDE UNDER HER COVERS IN THE BED. I MADE ONE MISCALCULATION......I WAS IN SOCKS RUNNING ON A CERAMIC TILE FLOOR.

  I AM GOING FULL STEAM AND TRY TO MAKE THE TURN AND SLIDE RIGHT INTO THE DOG'S FOOD AND WATER BOWLS. I SLAM INTO THE WALL AND THE HOUSE SHOOK. BOWLS GO FLYING , PICTURES FALL OFF WALLS , AND SQUIRRELS FROM OUT OF TREES IN OUR BACK YARD. GOOD GOD IT WAS LIKE TRYING TO STOP THE TITANIC FROM HITTING THAT FATEFUL ICEBERG. WHEN I WAS IN MID-SLIDE I WAS THINKING , " WHY AREN'T I TURNING ??? "

  I GET UNDER THE COVERS IN THE BED AND MAKE A LITTLE SPACE TO SEE OUT OF. I AM OUT OF BREATH AND MY YOUNGEST ENTERS THE ROOM. I HAVE SPONGEBOB SQUARE PANTS ON THE TV AND THE KID STARTS GIGGLING AND SAYS , " OOOOOOOOHHH........THAT  LOOKS NICE. "

  SNUGGLE WITH YOUNGEST FOR 10 MINUTES WHILE WHEELS PREPARES A LASAGNA AND BROWNIES THE KID BROUGHT HOME FROM WORK.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND WE GET SLAMMED RIGHT AWAY. LUCKILY OUR DOORMAN WAS IN A BAND AND WE DID A SPLIT SHIFT. I WORKED THE DOOR , MOVED BANDS , AND COOKED AND HE HELPED ON THE DOOR AND PERFORMED.

  IT'S A GOOD METAL NIGHT WHEN ONLY ONE PERSON LEFT BLEEDING. THEY WERE DOING SOME SERIOUS MOSHING AND THIS BIG FAT DUDE SLAMMED THIS ONE GUY INTO OUR TABLE AND HIS HEAD HIT IT DIRECTLY. THE BIG DUDE THAN SLIGHTLY SLAPPED THIS PIECE OF ASS GIRL ON THE TOP OF HER HEAD. SHE WAS JUST WATCHING FROM THE SIDELINES. SHE WAS CUTE AND LAUGHED. I ASSUME HE KNEW HER.  THERE WERE SOME PIECE OF ASS METAL CHICKS HERE TONIGHT.......2 ACTUALLY WERE IN THE MOSH PIT. I FOUND IT SEXY.

  THE SNOW COMES BUT IT DID NOT AFFECT THE NIGHT. IT WAS SOLID CROWD THE WHOLE TIME.

 OF COURSE BAD NEWS. I NOTICED ON FRIDAY NIGHT OUR RIGHT MAIN SPEAKER WENT OFF. I SPENT SOME TIME ON IT AND IT WILL NOT GO BACK ON. I TOOK IT DOWN , CLEANED IT , TESTED IT , CALLED OUR SOUND GUY , AND ONE BAND MEMBER LOOKED IT OVER. HE WAS ACTUALLY A TECHNICIAN FOR SOUND EQUIPMENT. HE TOLD ME IT IS SHOT.........OF COURSE IT IS.

  ONE NIGHT WITH MY YOUNGEST WE WENT TO WAWA. THE KID ORDERS CHICKEN FINGERS AND WE GET THEM QUITE QUICKLY. I NOTICE WAWA USES A CONVECTION OR AIR FRY OVEN. I ASK A MANAGER THERE TO SEND ME A PICTURE OF THE MODEL NUMBER AND MAYBE I COULD GET ONE FOR THE NAIL. I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF DEEP FRYING. I GOT THE PICTURE AND MODEL NUMBER............IT LOOKS VERY EXPENSIVE.

  WE WERE RUNNING ALL NIGHT. I BOUGHT MY DOORMAN MULTIPLE BEERS FOR HELPING OUT AND PAID HIM TOO. I WIND DOWN WITH A LIBATION WITH SOME REGULARS AND BAND MEMBERS. I HAVE THE DRINK AND ROLL HOME.

  I BROOM SNOW OFF MY VEHICLE AND THE BARTENDERS CAR BEFORE LEAVING.

 ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH WHEELS. THE PUP WAS ACTING LETHARGIC WHICH MADE US CONCERNED. BUT..........BY TOMORROW MORNING SHE WAS FINE.

  ONE LAST WORD.........COWBOYS BLOW.   MADE MY FREAKIN' NIGHT WHEN THEY LOST. THANK YOU SWEET LORD AND BABY JESUS.

  SUNDAY     1 - 13 - 19

  WELP.............OUR EAGLES SEASON HAS ENDED.

  HERE IS MY TAKE ON THE GAME. I HAD A VERY GOOD TIME WITH FAMILY WITH GREAT FOOD , SNACKS , AND DRINK.  WE HAD A CHANCE TO WIN AND THE GAME PRETTY MUCH WENT AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD. SAINTS WERE VERY SLUGGISH BECAUSE OF BEING OFF FOR 3 WEEKS AND EAGLES COME OUT FIRED UP. I DID NOT EXPECT OUR EAGLES TO GO BELLY UP AFTER THE FIRST 2 DRIVES OF THE GAME. DAMN SHAME BECAUSE THIS WAS A VERY WINNABLE GAME.

  - DEFENSE PLAYED VERY GOOD TO HOLD THE #1 OFFENSE TO 20 POINTS.  I CAN'T THINK OF ALOT OF THINGS BUT WHEN THE SAINTS GOT THE 3RD DOWN AND 19 THAT WAS A LOW POINT AND THE 11+ MINUTE DRIVE SUCKED THE AIR AND BLOOD OUT OF OUR DEFENSE.

  - 3 RUN PLAYS IN THE 2ND HALF....UGH. LOSING BRANDON BROOKS TO AN A.C.L. TEAR STARTED THE NON-RUN ATTACK. LIKE RUEBEN FRANK SAID BROOKS WHO IS ARGUABLY THE BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN IN THE NFL.

  - FOLES ABSOLUTELY CAME UP SHORT. 2 WONDERFUL DRIVES TO OPEN THE GAME AND THAN A COMPLETE BRICK WALL. THOSE DRIVES WERE CREATIVE AND THEY USED MIS-DIRECTION.....AFTER THAT......GENERIC AND PREDICTABLE. FOLES UNDER THROWING ON 3 PLAYS I CAN REMEMBER ABSOLUTELY SUCKED.....ONE WAS AN INTERCEPTION.

 - ALSHON JEFFERY WAS THE GOAT OF THE GAME......ALMOST WORST THAN CODY PARKEY.  THERE ARE 2 THINGS WE CAN FEEL HERE. ONE - AH MAN THAT SUCKS I FEEL BAD FOR YOU BROTHER. YOU HAVE BEEN SO DAMN GOOD ALL SEASON. TWO - DUDE , YOU FUCKING BLOW. YOU ARE ONE OF THE HIGHEST PAID RECEIVERS IN FOOTBALL......MAKE THE DAMN CATCH.

  - WITH THE OFFENSE STAGNANT WE ACTUALLY HAD A CHANCE TO WIN THIS GAME.  THE SAINTS MISS A FIELD GOAL TO PUT THE GAME OUT OF REACH. EAGLES GET THE BALL ON THEIR OWN 42 YARD LINE.  2 NICE PLAYS AND WE ARE AT THE SAINTS 27 YARD LINE WITH 2 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS LEFT. WE HAVE 1 TIME OUT SO TIME IS NOT AN ISSUE. ALL PHILLY FANS CAN FEEL THIS IS GOING TO BE A SAINT NICK COMEBACK AGAIN.....I FELT IT TOO.

 - I DO NOT AGREE WITH HURRYING THE NEXT OFFENSE PLAY. IN FACT , I WENT TO THE BATHROOM WITH 3 SECONDS TO THE 2 MINUTE WARNING. I JUST ASSUMED THE EAGLES WOULD RUN THE CLOCK TO THE 2 MINUTE TIMEOUT AND RE-ACCESS. I HEAR AN ERUPTION OF NOISE THINKING IT IS MY BROTHERS PLAYING A TRICK ON ME. I RETURN AND MY ONE BROTHER ( WHO DOES NOT FOLLOW FOOTBALL AT ALL ) SAYS , " SO NOW THE SAINTS CAN JUST KNEEL THE BALL DOWN TO END THE GAME ? " I REPLY , " WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. IF THE SAINTS HAD THE BALL YES THEY COULD DO THAT BUT THE EAGLES HAVE THE BALL. "  HE REPLIES . " THEY JUST THREW AN INCEPTION ". I REPLY , ........" ARE YOUR FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! WHEN ??!! "

 - I AM NOT GOING TO TOTALLY BUST OUR QB OR COACH FOR NOT RUNNING THE CLOCK DOWN TO THE 2 MINUTE WARNING BUT I KNOW THAT IS WHAT ME AND ABOUT 3 MILLION OTHER PEOPLE WOULD OF DONE. IT WAS ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SPORTS RADIO STATIONS. AGAIN , IT WAS NOT A BAD INTERCEPTION SO YOU CAN NOT BLAME NICK FOLES. BUT.......JEFFREY SHOULD OF CAUGHT THE DAMN BALL AND IT WOULD OF BEEN 3RD DOWN AND 4 ON THE 22 YARD LINE OF THE SAINTS.

 - THE REFS HAD SOME QUESTIONABLE CALLS. THANK GOODNESS FOR INSTANT REPLY ON THE NON-FUMBLE POSSESSION CALL. IF NO REPLAY THAT COULD OF BEEN THE WORST CALL IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL. THE SAINTS GOT THE MOST OF THE BAD / QUESTIONABLE CALLS THIS GAME.

  IT SUCKS NO DOUBT. THIS WAS A VERY VERY WINNABLE GAME AND THE EAGLES CRUSH US AGAIN. THEY SUCKED US IN WITH GREAT PLAY IN THE LAST 7 GAMES , FIRST 2 DRIVES OF THIS GAME , AND THAN SHIT AN OSTRCIH EGG FOR POINTS AFTER THE FIRST 2 DRIVES. EVEN WITH A  14 - 0 LEAD I KNEW WE WOULD LOSE.....AND WE DID.

 OTHER STUFF :

  I WAS ACTUALLY GLAD AND I NEVVVVVVVVVVVVER SAY THIS.........THE BANDS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE SNOW.......OH MY GOD.

  THANK GOD FOR WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST. WE LOADED 2 WET/DRY VACS INTO OUR CAR AND WE HEADED TO THE NAIL. THEY SPENT 30 MINUTES SUCKING UP CONFETTI WHILE I DID THE USUAL STUFF.

  AFTER THE GAME WE ROLL HOME. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH WHEELS AND WE WATCH 2 VERY GOOD EPISODES OF " OUTLANDER ".

  MONDAY     1 - 14 - 19

 " SHOULDA CAUGHT THE DAMN BALL JACK " -- MOVIE QUOTE ( THE BEST OF TIMES )

  YEP , THOUGH WE FEEL COMPASSION FOR ALSHON JEFFRY , HE SHOULDA CAUGHT THE DAMN BALL. THE SOCIAL MEDIA AND RADIO STATIONS ARE HAVING A FIELD DAY. ME.....I AGREE.  I HATE THE " COULDA , WOULDA , SHOULDA " ON HOW THIS CAME MIGHT OF BEEN IF HE JUST CAUGHT THE DAMN BALL. MAYBE IN 30 YEARS WE CAN REPLAY THE GAME.

 LOOKS LIKE WE FOUND A HOME FOR OUR ELDEST STRAY CAT. HER AND ROOM MATE HAVE BEEN TAKING CARE OF  IT FOR OVER 3 MONTHS. AGAIN , I AM AMAZED ON HOW MANY FANATICAL CAT LOVERS THERE ARE OUT THERE. A COUPLE OF POSTS AND I GET RIDICULED FOR TRYING TO FIND IT A HOME. ONE LADY ACTUALLY WROTE , " HOW CAN YOU GET RID OF THE CAT ? IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME. " MY RESPONSE WAS TO THE POINT. I SPENT SOME TIME TODAY CHECKING ALL MY CAT EMAILS ON 3 DIFFERENT WEBSITES.

 UPDATED OUT MOUNTAIN HOUSE SCHEDULING SINCE WE ARE INVOLVED IN A CHARITY. A WEEKEND STAY IS UP FOR AUCTION. I SPENT SOME TIME DOING THIS.

  I HAVE ABOUT 20 THINGS TO DO. TIME JUST GOES BY SO FAST. I SPENT OVER AN HOUR LOOKING FOR A NEW MAIN SPEAKER AT THE NAIL. I CALLED 2 SOUND TECH FRIENDS AND A PLACE IN ARDMORE THAT FIXES SOUND EQUIPMENT. THE PRICE ..........$220 ........NOT INCLUDING LABOR. I COMPARED PRICING ON NEW OR USED AND PLACED AN ORDER FOR A USED MACKEY SPEAKER. I AM HOPING I GET IT BY FRIDAY.

 SPEAKING OF FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND. I GUESS I SHOULD NOT OF ENJOYED THE LAST  MASSIVE SNOW STORM THAT CANCELLED 4 BANDS. IT HAD TO BE A HALF AN INCH. WELL , LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE 2 MAJOR SNOWS COMING OUR WAY. BOTH WILL ARRIVE VIA THE WEEKEND. I AM JUST FREAKED OUT AMAZED ON HOW MANY SNOW STORMS HIT ON THE WEEKEND WHICH IS OUR BUSY NIGHTS.  THE LAST BIG SNOW STORM TO HIT FROM SUNDAY TO WEDNESDAY WAS 1908.......MANY HORSE & BUGGIES WERE STRANDED FOR DAYS. MOTHER NATURE IS SUCH A DICK.

 EXTENDING AN ETHERNET CORD FOR MY YOUNGEST BEDROOM COMPUTER. I HAVE TO THANK MERCURY AMUSEMENT ( AGAIN ) FOR SUPPLYING ME WITH A 10 FOOT CORD. I MET THEM TODAY AT THE NAIL. I WILL PICK UP A MODULE OR SPLITTER TOMORROW TO RUN THE CORD. I SPENT TIME LOOKING AND PRICING FOR THE MODULE.

 SPENT TIME TALKING TO MY DAD , MOM , COUSIN , AND BROTHER. WE HAD ONE COMMON SUBJECT.......THE EAGLES.

 THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT A SUPER TECH WITH COMPUTERS AND SECURITY SYSTEMS. I PLACED A " CONNECTION " REQUEST AND MESSAGE ON THE WEBSITE " LINKED-IN ". HE FRIGGIN' CALLED ME TODAY !! I KNEW HE LEFT HIS JOB AND FIGURED HE START HIS OWN  BUSINESS AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE DID. I ALSO FOUND OUT HE RE-DESIGNS WEBSITES. I ASKED HIM TO LOOK AT OUR " BEST WORST WEBSITE EVER "........AS CHEF DUFF DESCRIBES IT. IT WAS NICE TALKING TO HIM AND EMAILING BACK AND FORTH.

  DOWN MY BASEMENT TO LOOK FOR A QUICK RELEASE PART FOR HANGING SPEAKERS.

  SPENT SOME TIME LOOKING FOR A H.D.M.I SPLITTER. I CONTACTED A PATRON ON FACEBOOK AND WAS ABOUT TO ORDER THE PART WHEN HE MESSAGED BACK HE ORDERED IT ALREADY. OF COURSE I SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON THIS PRODUCT.

 TOOK SOME TIME TO TALKED TO 2 SIDE JOBS TODAY. I HAVE TO CHECK THIS ONE JOB OUT WHICH I THINK MAY JUST BE TOO BIG.

  OKAY , MY MORNING AND AFTERNOON IS DONE. LET'S MOVE ONTO THE NIGHT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT. THEY GAVE ME A COOL FLASHLIGHT AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT. EVERY YEAR THEY GIVE ME SOMETHING LITTLE WHICH IS VERY NICE. WE TALKED FLYERS AND ABOUT HOW BAD THEY ARE DOING. THOUGH THEY DID WIN TONIGHT.

 HAD A NICE OLDER COUPLE COME IN TONIGHT. THEY ASKED ABOUT LIVE MUSIC AND THE WOMAN SAID , " IT BE NICE IF YOU HAD A PING PONG TABLE "  I REPLIED , " ACTUALLY WE USED TOO BUT THE EMPLOYEES AND PATRONS WERE PLAYING " BEER PONG" TO THE WEE HOURS SO I HAD TO STOP IT. SHE REPLIED , " WHAT'S BEER PONG? " I HAD HER HUSBAND EXPLAIN IT.

  PUT TOGETHER A BEER ORDER AND RE-STOCKED AND ORGANIZED THE EXISTING PRODUCT. I CALLED OUR SUPPLIER AND TALKED TO HIM FOR A LITTLE BIT. 

  PUT TOGETHER A FOOD AND PRODUCT LIST TO MAKE A RUN FOR RESTAURANT DEPOT TOMORROW. THIS IS ALWAYS A FUN THING TO DO. I CHARGED MY IPOD..........HOPING IT WORKS THIS TIME AROUND.

  SENDING OUT GROUP EMAILS TO BANDS. I STARTED THIS TODAY AND IT ALWAYS TAKES SO MUCH TIME. I MUST COME UP WITH BAND SET TIMES AND LENGTHS ALONG WITH LOAD-IN TIMES AND PROMOTING FLYERS.  I DID THIS ON 3 DIFFERENT NIGHTS. ONE NIGHT HAD 5 BANDS, 7 HIP HOP ARTISTS , AND ONE SOLO ACT......THAT IS ONE LONG GROUP EMAIL. AGAIN.....TAKES TIME.

 CALLED OUR SODA TECH TODAY. I HAVE TO MEET WITH HIM TOMORROW SINCE WE ARE OUT OF COKE. WE HAVE BEEN USING CANS SINCE SATURDAY NIGHT.

  SPEND SOME TIME CONTACTING MORE BANDS. THEY ARE THE KEY AND BACK BONE OF THIS LITTLE DIVE BAR. I FEEL I ALWAYS HAVE TO GET INSTANTLY BACK. COMMUNICATION IS SO IMPORTANT. WHEN THE FORMER MANAGER LEFT US 20 YEARS AGO I GOT A CALL FROM A BAND SAYING THEY " PACKED THE PLACE 6 MONTHS AGO AND WOULD LIKE TO PLAY HERE AGAIN. " NO ONE EVER CALLED THEM BACK. FOR 20 YEARS I MADE SURE THAT NEVER HAPPENED AGAIN.

  ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH NO BRANDY. WE WATCHED " THE GOOD DOCTOR ".....ALWAYS.........GOOD.

  THE BRAVE LITTLE GIRL WHO ESCAPED KIDNAPPING AFTER 88 DAYS WITH A SOCIOPATH IS FINALLY SAFE. SHE WITNESSED HER MOM GETTING SHOT POINT BLANK AND HEARD HER FATHER KILLED IN THE NEXT ROOM BY A SHOT GUN BLAST. THIS REMARKABLE KID ESCAPED , GOT  HELP , AND NOW HAS A LONG STRUGGLE OF LIFE BECAUSE OF ONE FUCKING LOWLIFE SCUM DICKWAD. THE WAY HE PLANNED THIS ABDUCTION IS SO GOD DAMN FEARFUL AND WHAT HE DID TO THIS POOR LITTLE GIRL WILL BE TRAUMATIZING THE REST OF HER LIFE. WHAT A FUCKING WORLD. THIS GUY SHOULD BE BEATEN TO ALMOST DEATH , LET RECOVER , AND THAN BEATEN AGAIN TO ALMOST DEATH. THIS PROCESS SHOULD BE REPEATED THE REST OF HIS INSIGNIFICANT LIFE.

   TUESDAY       1 - 15 - 19

   NOT MUCH TO DO TODAY........EXCEPT ASKING A BAND TO CHANGE IT'S NAME OF " CUNT TORCH ". I WOULD NOT ALLOW THEM TO PLAY OUR VENUE WITH THAT STUPID NAME.

  UP AT 3AM AND PREP A LUNCH FOR OUR YOUNGEST AND DO MY COMPUTER STUFF.  LET THAT SINK IN.........3AM IN THE MORNING I START MY DAY.........3AM...........3........A...........M.

  START VAN FOR WHEELS WHO DRIVES YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND TAKE THE TRASH OUT. IT WAS COLD OUT THIS MORNING.

  9:15AM I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SODA TECH. BEFORE HE ARRIVES I PREP FOR TONIGHT AND DO THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE.  IT WAS COLD ON THAT LADDER.

  OFF TO LOWES TO PURCHASE A GALLON OF PAINT AND AN ETHERNET MODULE FOR MY YOUNGEST. I HAD A GIFT CARD WHICH WAS NICE TO USE.  THE PAINT IS FOR THE BAR TOP.  I THINK THE OLD BLACK PAINT USED IS JUST TOO ........WELL..........OLD.

  DRIVE TO PHILLY TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. THE ONE THING I LIKE IS HAVING MY IPOD AND HEADPHONES. IT MAKES SHOPPING SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH MORE BEARABLE.  I JUST TAKE MY TIME AND LISTEN TO REALLY GOOD MUSIC. ANOTHER GOOD THING IS TUESDAYS ARE THE BEST DAY TO GO. I HAD NO LINES AND A MANAGER AT THE REGISTER. THESE 2 THINGS MEAN FASTER PURCHASE. TO GET IN AND OUT OF THIS PLACE IN UNDER 2 HOURS IS VERY GOOD.

  STOP AT MY PARENTS FOR LUNCH. WE TALK ABOUT OUR EAGLES AND OTHER STUFF. I ALSO GET A FULL CONTAINER OF CRABS AND CRAB CLAWS.

  STOP AT THE NAIL AGAIN TO UNLOAD PRODUCT.

  BACK HOME I UNLOAD A TON OF STUFF AND WRAP CHICKEN FILETS INDIVIDUALLY......THIS ALWAYS BLOWS. MY ELDEST HELPS ME PACK PRODUCT IN THE UPSTAIRS FREEZER. WE ACTUALLY RAN OUT OF ROOM.

  THE CAT :

  MY ELDEST BRINGS IT HOME AND PUTS HER IN THE BATHROOM TEMPORARILY.  THE THING IS HISSING AND MEOWING A LITTLE BIT. IT IS SCARED , CONFUSED , AND A LITTLE PISSED OFF. I CAN'T BLAME IT.  THE CAT POOPED IN HER CRATE SO WE TOOK THE CAT OUT AND I CLEANED THE CRATE IN THE SHOWER.  WE LAID A TOWEL DOWN AND THE CAT POOPED ON THAT.  WE LET THE KITTY CLAM DOWN AND LEFT HER ALONE FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

  ELDEST PICKS UP YOUNGEST AND DRIVES HER TO WORK. SHE RETURNS HOME.

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN AND FOR THE 2ND TIME I FIND A HOME FOR AN ANIMAL MY ELDEST BROUGHT IN. TODAY WE DROVE TO CONSHOHOCKEN AND DELIVERED A CAT TO A VERY NICE YOUNG WOMAN. SHE HAD 3 CATS AND 2 DOGS ALREADY BUT SHE WAS A GOOD LOOKING GIRL WITH ALOT OF INK. THE HOUSE WAS IN ORDER AND SMELLED FINE. THIS IS A SAFE HOME. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND ROLLED OUT.......FORGETTING TO GIVE HER SOME ITEMS IN THE TRUNK OF THE CAR.....TOYS AND SUCH.

  OH , GETTING THE CAT BACK INTO THE CRATE WAS NOT FUN. MY ELDEST SAID SHE NEEDED HELP FROM HER ROOM MATE. THEY USED OVEN MITTS TO HELP MOVE THE CAT INTO THE BOX BECAUSE IT WAS CLAWING AND HISSING AND BITING.  I HEARD MY ELDEST CURSING AT THE CAT BEHIND THE BATHROOM DOOR SO I ASKED IF SHE NEEDED HELP.........SHE DID. THE CAT WAS BEHIND THE TOILET AND USING IT AS PROTECTION. MY KID WAS TRYING TO USE A TOILET SCRUBBY BRUSH TO GUIDE IT INTO THE CRATE........SO NOT WORKING. I SHOVED A BUNCH OF TOWELS ON ONE END OF THE TOILET AND PUT THE CRATE IN THE FRONT. THE CAT HAD NO WHERE TO GO. NOW.....TO GET IT IN THE BOX.  I PUT A TOWEL OVER MY HAND AND SCOOTED THE PISSED OFF CAT INTO THE OPEN CRATE DOOR. IN UNDER 2 MINUTES I HAD IT SECURED. I PLACED A BLACK TOWEL OVER THE CRATE TO CALM IT DOWN AND IT WORKED. WE ROLL TO THE HOUSE AND DROP IT OFF.

  AFTER DROPPING IT OFF MY ELDEST SAYS , " WE SHOULD CELEBRATE AND GO OUT TO LUNCH ". I DID ALL THIS WORK FROM START TO FINISH TO GET THIS CAT A HOME AND SAY , " I WOULD BUT THERE IS A CERTAIN WORD I AM NOT HEARING. " SHE GRABS MY CHIN AND SAYS , " OHHHH THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU. " I STILL FELT UNAPPRECIATED.

  WE PICK UP WHEELS AT WORK AND HEAD TO THE GREAT AMERICAN PUB. WE ORDER CHICKEN QUESADILLAS , SPINACH & CRAB DIP , AND A SMALL BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA. THE PIZZA WAS TOO SPICY. NO ONE LIKED IT. WE HAD AN EXCELLENT WAITER THOUGH. ALSO , MY ELDEST DID NOT SEEM TOO APPRECIATIVE OF THE MEAL AND ME GETTING THE CAT A NEW HOME. KINDA MADE ME FEEL LIKE A SNOOK.

  AFTER AN EARLY DINNER WE GO BACK TO WHEELS CORPORATE OFFICE CENTER TO GET OUR VAN. WE FOLLOW EACH OTHER HOME.

  WE HANG OUT A LITTLE BIT WITH THE PUP.

  FOR THE 3RD TIME I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I ROTATE AND STOCK ALL THE NEW PRODUCT. I HANG OUT WITH THE POOL TEAM UNTIL THE BARTENDER ARRIVES. I SHOT POOL AND TAUGHT SOME OF THE NEW PLAYERS. IT WAS NICE TO CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT.

  I TAKE A RIDE AND PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AT WORK. IT WAS AN ENJOYABLE RIDE HOME.

  BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH THE 76ERS WIN AND 2 ABSOLUTELY OFF THE CHARTS EXCELLENT EPISODES OF RAY DONOVAN. JESUS THEY WERE FRIGGIN' AWESOME !!!

  WITH THE HELP OF MY YOUNGEST WE RUN THE NEW ETHERNET CORD AND MODULAR COUPLER TO HER COMPUTER. IT WORKS PERFECT. I ALSO TILT HER TV ON HER NEW SHELF FOR BETTER VIEWING.

  WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE CONNORS " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD. " JACKIE " IS A REALLY GOOD FUNNY CHARACTER.

 OFF TO BED AT 11:15PM. I WATCH A LITTLE BIT OF TV AND GET UP AT 1AM , 3AM , AND FINALLY 5AM TO START MY DAY..........AGAIN.  ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.

  WEDNESDAY       1 - 16 - 19

  UP EARLY AND DO MY THING. DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND RETURN HOME TO FINISH WEBSITE STUFF AND EMAILS.

  THE FIRST MAJOR SNOW STORM IS GOING TO BE A COATING TO AN INCH OF SNOW. THE F'N NEWS IS PANICKING PEOPLE. THE 2ND STORM IS IN CALIFORNIA. AMAZING HOW THEY CAN PREDICT WEATHER 3,000 MILES AWAY. ALLS I KNOW IT WILL CRUSH OUR WEEKEND. FIRST 2 STORMS BOTH FALL ON THE WEEKEND.........I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD.

  ALL THESE GOVERNMENT WORKERS ARE NOT WORKING FOR FREE TECHNICALLY. THEY WILL BE BACK PAID. AGAIN , NOT A TRUMP FAN BUT THE NEWS BLOWS STUFF OUT OF PROPORTION. I DO AGREE WITH THE DEMOCRATS WHO SAID , " JUST OPEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND WE CAN KEEP THE TALKS GOING WHILE EVERYONE WORKS AND GETS PAID. "

  MAN DID I CONFUSE TWO CLIENTS ON SIDE JOBS. I THOUGHT ONE LIVED JUST 5 MINUTES FROM MY OFFICE BUILDING.  IT ENDS UP THEY ACTUALLY LIVE 40 MINUTES AWAY. I WAS OFFERED A ROOM AGAIN BUT DECLINED. REALLY NO NEED FOR ME TO SIT AT A DESK.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO CONTACT MORE BANDS. I ALSO HAD A BAND COME IN TONIGHT TO HANG  POSTERS. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A DRUMMER.

 FLYERS WITH A GOOD SOLID WIN OVER A GOOD BRUIN TEAM. HART , THE NEW YOUNG GOALIE LITERALLY STOOD ON HIS HEAD ALL GAME WITH 42 SHOTS AGAINST HIM. FLYERS WIN 4 - 3.

 I TRULY FEEL YOU CAN NOT MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY. ANY SOCIAL MEDIA POST AND THERE IS ALWAYS ONE PERSON THAT SEES THE NEGATIVE. IT COULD BE ABOUT A PUPPY WHO WAS PICKED UP BY A LARGE HAWK AND THAN DROPPED MID-AIR. THE PUPPY LIVED AND VETS SAVED IT. 100'S AND 100'S OF PEOPLE SAYING " OMG THANK GOD , THAT IS AWESOME , GOOD FOR THE PUP " AND THAN....THE ONE DICKHEAD.  THE DOG DESERVED TO DIE SINCE IT WAS LEFT OUTSIDE ALONE.  JESUS WHAT A LIFE THEY MUST HAVE.

 I HEARD HYKELS UP THE STREET HAD AN ELECTRICAL FIRE.  NO REAL STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND NO ONE GOT HURT.  THIS IS AN OWNERS NIGHTMARE....WHETHER BUSINESS OR HOME. THANK GOODNESS IT HAPPENED DURING WORKING HOURS. IF IT WAS OVER NIGHT........OH BOY.

  I DID SOME CLEANING OF GLASS SHELVES AND THAN DECIDED WHEN THE LAST PATRON LEFT I PAINT THE BAR. YEP , I'M AN IDIOT.  I MOVED EVERYTHING AWAY FROM THE BAR , MOVED EVERYTHING OFF THE BAR , WIPED IT DOWN, AND THAN PROCEEDED TO PAINT IT ENTIRELY........2 COATS.

  ROLL HOME TIRED. SOMEDAY I WILL NOT HAVE A PUNCH LIST IN MY BACK POCKET. MAN, IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

  OFF TO BED.......NO BRANDY.

    THURSDAY       1 - 17 - 19

  ........BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT DAD'S DO. BY THE WAY , DID I ORDER THAT ? BUT.....IT'S ABOUT TIMING.

 ONE SNOW STORM DOWN.  WELL THE WEATHER PEOPLE SCARED US AS ALWAYS BUT THEY DID SAY IT JUST BE A COATING TO AN INCHIN OUR AREA. THEY WERE RIGHT.  IT IS THE 2ND STORM I WILL KEEP AN EYE ON.

 I ORDERED A MACKEY SRM450 MAIN SPEAKER. I WROTE DOWN " ORDERED MONDAY 1/14 " ON MY PUNCH LIST. SHIPPING WAS TO BE 3 - 5 DAYS. I STARTED THINKING IT BE NICE IF IT CAME TODAY OR TOMORROW. THAN I THOUGHT , WHY HAVE NOT HAD A SHIPPING CONFIRMATION EMAIL ?  NOW I GO INTO SEARCH MODE. I KNOW IT IS NOT EBAY BECAUSE I PLACED A BID AND RESCINDED IT JUST 10 MINUTES LATER. THIS WAS A WHOLE PROCESS OF ME CALLING AN EBAY REP AND CONTACTING THE SELLER TO TAKE BACK MY OFFER.

  NEXT , I CONTACT AMAZON. I FIGURE THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I ORDERED THIS SPEAKER VIA AMAZON. I REMEMBERING SEARCH AMAZON'S WEBSITE BUT I DO NOT REMEMBER GIVING THEM CREDIT CARD NUMBERS.  PLUS I ALWAYS GET AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION FROM THEM WHETHER OF THE PURCHASE OR SHIPPING DETAILS.  I CONTINUE TO SEARCH SO I TRY TO ACCESS OUR ACCOUNT AND I CAN NOT. I TEXT WHEELS AND MY KIDS IF THEY RECEIVED ANY SHIPPING EMAILS ABOUT A SPEAKER. EVERYONE RESPONDS " NO ".  I CALL AMAZON AND THEY WALK ME THROUGH ON CHANGING AN OLD CREDIT CARD WHICH WAS INHIBITING ME FROM ACCESSING OUR ACCOUNT. A NICE WOMAN HELPS ME AND SHE SAYS , " THERE IS NOTHING IN YOUR ACCOUNT ON ANY PURCHASES. "

  I HAVE NOW WASTED 2 HOURS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE HELL DID I PURCHASE THIS DAMN SPEAKER ? I AM RACKING MY LITTLE BRAIN AND I JUST CAN NOT PUT 2 & 2 TOGETHER.  I AM STANDING BY MY BAY WINDOW CONTEMPLATING LIFE AND HOW FORGETFUL I AM AND I SEE A U.P.S. TRUCK PULL UP AND STOP ON OUR STREET. HE GETS A DOLLY OUT BUT I SEE HIM LOAD VERY SMALL PACKAGES. THAN..........HE GETS OUT OF HIS TRUCK AND GOES TO THE BACK AND FOLDS HIS DOLLY ON AN ANGLE AGAINST THE BACK FLOOR BOARDS. I SEE HIM SLIDE A LARGE BOX ONTO IT AND HE STARTS WALKING TOWARDS MY DRIVEWAY. SON........OF........A........BITCH. I RUN OUTSIDE AND TELL HIM TO BRING IT TO THE BACK DOOR. I SAY TO THE U.P.S. DRIVER , " MAN , YOUR TIMING IS UNBELIEVABLE."

  I BRING THE LARGE BOX INSIDE AND UNCRATE IT. I NEED TO FIND OUT WHO THE HELL I ORDERED IT FROM. THE ANSWER...........GUITAR CENTER. I SWITCH OUT THE " EYE BOLTS " FROM ARE OLD SPEAKER TO THIS ONE.  I PUT ALL THE CARDBOARD AND RECYCLABLES DOWN BY OUR FRONT CURB. I NOW HAVE CLOSURE ON THIS. 

  I BRING THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME AND RE-ARRANGE MY GARAGE. ALL LAWNMOWERS GO TO THE BACK AND THE GENERATOR AND SNOW BLOWER ARE MOVED TO THE FRONT. OF COURSE I DID SOME EXTRA THINGS LIKE START A SNOW BLOWER TEST , FIND MY BOARDS FOR LOADING THE MACHINE IN MY VAN , AND CHECK ON SUPPLY OF GASOLINE. AFTER ABOUT 45 MINUTES I MOVE BACK INSIDE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR ANOTHER BEER DELIVERY. THE GUYS HELP ME HANG THE SPEAKER BACK ON OUR STAGE. I WILL TEST IT LATER TONIGHT WHEN I RETURN. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR STOCKING BEER BUT LEAVE BOXES ALL OVER THE BAR. THERE IS AT LEAST 30 BOXES. I WILL BREAK THEM DOWN LATER.

 PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL AND TAKE HER TO WORK. THIS IS ALWAYS A JOY TO SPEND TIME WITH THIS KID. I AM ALWAYS PLAYING LITTLE GAMES WITH HER.

  STOP AT A GAS STATION TO FILL MY 5 GALLON CONTAINER AND FILL MY VAN UP A LITTLE MORE.

  BACK HOME MY ELDEST PICKED UP " NICK'S ROAST BEEF " FOR HER AND HER SISTER. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A NICE GESTURE. SHE ALSO ASKS , " ARE YOU GOING OUT FOR NANNY'S BIRTHDAY TONIGHT ? " I SAID , " YES , WE ARE SUPPOSE TO GO TO EDGEWOOD CAFE WHERE THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT. MY ELDEST SAYS SHE LIKE TO GO BUT IS WORKING. I TELL HER I WILL WORK AND YOU CAN GO IN MY PLACE.  I WILL MISS THE DINNER BUT THIS IS WHAT DAD'S DO.

  WHEELS AND OUR 2 KIDS MEET MY PARENTS AND THEY HAVE A VERY NICE DINNER. MY YOUNGEST SAID , " IT WAS FUN. GRAND POP AND GRAND MOM WERE ACTUALLY IN A GOOD MOOD. " I WAS HAPPY FOR THEM.

  OKAY MY 10 HOUR DAY WAS DONE. LET'S START MY 7 HOUR NIGHT SHIFT.

 I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL AND A BARTENDER WALKS IN JUST AS I OPENED. SHE HELPS ME BREAK DOWN 30 BOXES WITHOUT ASKING ME TO HELP........I LIKE THAT VERY MUCH. SHE JUST STARTED BREAKING DOWN BOXES. SHE ALSO HELPED ME WRITE IN THE NEW BEER SPECIALS AND PRODUCT WE GOT IN.

  NOW I MUST PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER FOR OUR P.A. SYSTEM. SATURDAY'S METAL BANDS COMPLETELY UNPLUGGED EVERYTHING. SO ONE BY ONE ME AND THE JUST JAM MUSICIANS WENT THROUGH EACH MONITOR AND MAIN SPEAKERS.....INCLUDING THE ONE I JUST PURCHASED. OF COURSE , THERE WAS A PROBLEM. WE GOT EVERYTHING TO WORK EXCEPT MY NEW USED SPEAKER WAS HUMMING BADLY AND THE POWER LIGHT WAS NOT ILLUMINATING. THE LIGHT I DO NOT CARE ABOUT BUT THE HUMMING I DO. WE TESTED SEVERAL METHODS USING DIFFERENT XLR CORDS AND NOTHING WORKED. WE DECIDED TO JUST TURN THE SPEAKER DOWN AND THE HUMMING DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY. TIME TO PLAY MUSIC.

 THE NIGHT IS FUN AND WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF MUSICIANS PERFORM AT OPEN MIC. IT WAS REALLY NICE TO SEE. OUR DOORMAN AND A REGULAR ( 2/3RD'S OF THE BAND DANGER SNAKE ) PERFORMED SO WELL THEY GOT A WONDERFUL APPLAUSE FROM EVERYONE IN THE BAR.

  A FUN NIGHT WITH A SOLID CROWD. NEW FACES AND NEW MUSICIANS MADE IT ENTERTAINING. 

 THE 76ERS WIN A VERY GOOD STATEMENT GAME AGAINST THE PACERS. THEY HAVE AN EXTREMELY TOUGH SCHEDULE IN THE NEXT 15 GAMES.......EVERY TEAM IS WELL ABOVE .500.

  I SPEND TIME SETTING UP FOR TOMORROW'S SHOW. THIS IS A LITTLE HASSLE BUT I HAVE IT DOWN TO A SYSTEM. WITH THE NAIL.....EVERYTHING IS A SYSTEM.

  ALL THE CAT STUFF WE FORGOT TO GIVE TO THE GIRL WHO TOOK THE CAT WAS NOW OFFERED TO A REGULAR AT THE NAIL. SHE WAS SO HAPPY TO RECEIVE IT. I MEAN SUPER HAPPY.

  PUP GOES TO COLLEGE FOR A PUPPY PLAY DATE.

  I ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT AND HAVE SOME GENOA SALAMI AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " EL CHAPO " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD. EARLIER IN THE DAY I TALKED TO MY BROTHER WHO LOVES THE SHOW. ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO I LED HIM TO THIS SHOW. HE IS NOW PAST ME ON EPISODES WATCHED.

  YOU MAY NOT KNOW WHO THE " SINK PISSER " IS. BUT I SURE DO. HE HAS BEEN FLAGGED FROM THE NAIL. TONIGHT A METAL BAND MEMBER ASKED ME IF HE COULD BE ALLOWED BACK IN. I DECLINED.

  FRIDAY     1 - 18 - 19

   OVER 100 FANS OF MUSIC PILED INTO THE NAIL TONIGHT. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE. 

  A FIRST - A MOM AND SON ENTERED THE NAIL. IT WAS A HIP HOP SHOW AND OVER 80 PEOPLE ARE THERE AT THE TIME. I ASKED THEM FOR TICKETS OR THEY HAVE TO PAY THE COVER CHARGE. THEY TOLD ME THEY WERE NOT HERE FOR THE SHOW. I CARDED THEM AND THEY WERE FROM CHESTER. I ASK THE WOMAN , " DO YOU MEAN YOU CAME ALL THE WAY FROM CHESTER JUST TO STOP IN AT THE NAIL ? " SHE SAID " YES". WOW......WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO TO AVOID THE COVER CHARGE. I WILL NEVER ALLOW THAT AGAIN. LATER THEY WERE SEEN TALKING TO A PERFORMER AND HUGGING HIM.......THOUGH THEY WERE JUST STOPPING IN AND WANTED ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SHOW. THEY TOOK A PICTURE WITH THE ARTIST THEY KNEW......ON THE STAGE.

  UP EARLY AND GET MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND TO SCHOOL. I GAVE THEM A RIDE AND IT WAS FUN ASKING QUESTIONS TO THE FRIEND. YOU CAN IMAGINE MY QUESTIONS AS MY YOUNGEST ROLLED HER EYES.

  GOT MY BOOKS DONE AND SETTLED IN. I TOOK SOME TIME AND WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " EL CHAPO ". MAN THIS GUY WAS A PSYCHO. IMAGINE.............MOVING 20 TONS OF COCAINE A MONTH. HE WAS BRINGING IN A BILLION DOLLARS A MONTH. MAN , WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH ? OH, HE PAID EVERYBODY OFF.....GOVERNMENT , POLICE , SPECIAL FORCES , JAIL GUARDS , WARDENS , ETC.

  MADE NEW MENUS FOR THE NAIL. WE ADDED NEW YORK STYLE 8 INCH DEEP DISH PIZZAS......VERY GOOD. I HAVE AN ANCIENT COMPUTER UPSTAIRS THAT I USE.  I PRINT ONE AND THAN COPY THE REST ALONG WITH CUTTING THEM WITH A " CHOPPER " .....GET TO THE CHOPPER !!

  HAD THE LEFTOVERS FROM EDGEWOOD CAFE........DAMN GOOD STUFF FLOUNDER.

  ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND MAN AM I ALWAYS GLAD I SET-UP THE NIGHT BEFORE. ACTS START ARRIVING AND IT WAS AN EASY NIGHT RUNNING THE SHOW WITH LIMITED PERFORMERS. THE " NEW " SPEAKER DID OKAY BUT I STILL WANT TO REPLACE IT. GUITAR CENTER NEVER CALLED ME BACK AFTER 2 EMAILS AND 1 PHONE CALL.

 CIGARETTE BUTTS.........WHEN OUTSIDE , I WOULD ANNOUNCE PLEASE DO NOT LITTER. THEY LITTERED BIG TIME.  TWO TIMES I PICKED UP AT LEAST 10 BUTTS AND THAN AT THE END OF THE NIGHT MY YOUNGEST PICKED UP 10 WHILE I CHANGED THE MARQUEE LETTERS. FUCKING PEOPLE. I CAUGHT 2 AND TOLD THEM TO PICK THEM UP AND PLACE THE BUTTS IN THE ASHTRAYS 3 FEET TO THEIR LEFT............OR RIGHT.

 HIP HOP MUSIC........NOT MY CUP OF TEA.

  MY 2 BARTENDERS HELP ME BREAK DOWN AND SET-UP FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. IT WAS AWESOME WORKING WITH THEM.  OUR SOUNDMAN DID AN EXCELLENT JOB AS ALWAYS. I LIKE LOOKING AT HIS FACE AS 20 PEOPLE ON STAGE ARE SCREAMING LYRICS TO THEIR HIP HOP SONG. I FELT HIS PAIN AS HIS FRANK ZAPPA CD IN FRONT OF HIM ON THE SOUND TABLE BEGAN TO DISINTEGRATE WITH SHAME.

  ROLL HOME FIRST WITH MY YOUNGEST. I HAD A NIGHTCAP AND WENT TO BED. IT WAS WEIRD BOTH ME AND MY ELDEST DID NOT FEEL LIKE WORKING TONIGHT BUT IT WORKED OUT GOOD.

  GETTING GREETED BY THE PUP WAS NICE. WE HAVE NOT SEEN HER IN 24 HOURS. SHE SLEPT IN MY BED ALL NIGHT.

  SATURDAY     1 - 19 - 18

  UP AND HEAD OUT TO COLLEGEVILLE FOR A LARGE SIDE-JOB ESTIMATE. I WAS TIRED BUT ENDED UP GLAD I WENT. I ACTUALLY HAD A NICE CONVERSATION WITH THESE REPEAT CUSTOMERS. THEY HAVE STRONG INTERESTS IN THE EAGLES , SOCCER , AND TENNIS. I MET THE WIFE BUT TALKED TO THE HUSBAND TOO. HE INVITED ME TO PLAY IN HIS OVER 50 TENNIS GROUP. IN MY DAY I WAS VERY GOOD AT ALL SPORTS. IN TENNIS , I ACTUALLY COMPETED IN THE PHILADELPHIA INVITATIONAL. AT 13 YEARS OLD , AND YOUNGEST EVER IN THIS TOURNAMENT , I MADE THE FINAL AND GOT CRUSHED TO A 25 YEAR OLD ......6 - 1 , 6 -1. I CRIED. FUNNY.......I VIVIDLY REMEMBER SERVING AND ON ONE SERVE I KINDA MIS-HIT IT AND IT WAS A 80 MPH KNUCKLE BALL. MY OPPONENT LAUGHED AND SAID , " WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT ? " AFTER HE MIS-HIT IT BACK AN DI WON THE POINT. AMAZING SOME THINGS YOU REMEMBER FROM 40+ YEARS AGO.  THE SILVER LINING..... IN THE SAME TOURNAMENT MY BROTHER AND I WON THE DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP.

  BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH THE WEATHER CLOSELY. OUR AREA DODGED A SNOW BULLET WHICH WAS NICE SINCE THESE DAMN STORMS ALWAYS HIT ON WEEKENDS. IN THE WEATHER GAME - NAIL 1 - SNOW - 0. WE WILL KEEP COUNT ALL SEASON.

 WHEELS , OUR YOUNGEST , AND I SHOOT POOL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. WE PLAYED MUSIC , WATCHED SPORTS AND SHOT POOL IN OUR WARM BASEMENT. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. WHEELS AND THE KIDS COME LATER TO DROP OFF FOOD. I ASK , " DOES ANYONE WANT TO DRIVE WITH ME ? " NO ONE SAID ANYTHING SO I FIGURED I DRIVE TO THE NEXT STOP BY MYSELF. BUT THAN.........MY YOUNGEST GETS OUT OF THE CAR AND COMES IN THE NAIL AND SAYS , " I'LL GO WITH YA. " MY EYES GO WIDE OPEN AND MY FACE FILLS WITH JOY AND I SAY , " YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS ?................THAT IS !!  _ _ _ + _ _ _ _ _ _ !!!!  ...........WITH BOTH WORDS HAVING ALL O'S IN IT "

 I EXPLAIN LIKE THE " HANG MAN " GAME - FIRST WORD , 3 LETTERS , 1ST LETTER IS 0 _ _

  2ND WORD IS 6 LETTERS WITH 2 O'S IN IT - _ _ _ OO _.

 SHE IS A BIT CONFUSED AND THAN GETS IT. SHE SAYS , " I LIKE TO HAVE A " L " PLEASE. " I REPLY , " AHHH , THAT IS A GOOD LETTER. " FIRST 3 LETTER WORD IS NOW - O L _

     2ND 6 LETTER WORD IS NOW - _ _ _ O O L.

 THE KID GUESSES THE 2 WORDS - " OLD SCHOOL ".  I REPLY , " AH HAAAA !! THAT IS RIGHT. THE REASON YOU CAME WITH ME AND SAID ' I WAS BY MYSELF AND YOU KNEW THAT SO YOU CAME WITH ME ' WAS OLD SCHOOL !! "  I CONTINUE ON ABOUT ITALIANS AND MORE ABOUT BEING OLD SCHOOL.

  WE LEAVE IMMEDIATELY AND HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR A 90TH SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY.  A TON OF ITALIANS SHOW UP AND THE SURPRISE WORKED. ALOT OF LAUGHS , GOOD FOOD , AND GIFTS FOR THE BIRTHDAY BOY. ONE GIFT WAS SPECIAL AS A FRAMED DOCUMENT WAS OPENED UP BY THE BIRTHDAY MAN. IT WAS 90 OF HIS POPULAR QUOTES THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. HE WAS OVERJOYED. IT WAS A GOOD TIME.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND I AM GLAD I WENT. AS SOON AS I ENTERED THE BACK DOOR THE BARTENDER HAD 10 ORDERS OF FOOD. I TOOK OVER WHILE SHE BARTENDED. SHE WAS SO BUSY SHE WROTE THE ORDERS DOWN ON HER HAND. I TOOK A PICTURE OF HER HAND AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.  SHE LAUGHED.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG AND AS ALWAYS IT WAS EFFICIENT WHICH MADE ME FEEL GOOD. THE BANDS WERE COOL AND I GOT A WONDERFUL SURPRISE.  WHEELS AND THE KIDS STOPPED BY. THEY HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND THAN MY ELDEST HUNG OUT WITH ME UNTIL THE BANDS WERE DONE. SHE TALKED TO REGULARS , WORKERS , AND ME THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TIME WHICH WAS NICE.

  76ERS LOSE AN HEART BREAKER AND FLYERS WIN.

  MY ELDEST AND I ROLL OUT AND WE ARRIVE HOME. I RAN OUT OF STEAM BIG TIME. I HAD A NIGHTCAP WITH REGULARS , WORKERS , PATRONS , AND MY ELDEST BUT I HAD TO ROLL HOME. I GOT TIRED IN 2 MINUTES. WE ARRIVE HOME AND THE KID WANTS TO GO TO ANOTHER BAR. INSTEAD OF URBER I DRIVE HER.

 I RETURN HOME AND I WAS WAY TOO TIRED SO I WENT RIGHT TO BED. SLEPT REALLY BAD IN THE BEGINNING BUT SLEPT GOOD FROM 5AM ON.

  SUNDAY       1 - 20 - 19

 MACGYVER......HELPED A COUPLE FROM SATURDAYS SHOW GET THEIR LOCKED CAR OPEN. FULL STORY ON FACEBOOK. WITHIN SECONDS THE GIRL I HELPED AND THE BROTHER WHO WAS IN A BAND RESPONDED. IT WAS NICE.

  MATINEE SHOW I DID NOT WANT TO GO TOO. I WAS TIRED FROM A LATE NIGHT ON SATURDAY BUT FORCED MYSELF TO GET TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. IT ENDS UP LOTS OF FOOD ORDERS , SOME DRINKING , AND GOOD MUSIC BY SMARTY PANTS AND THEIR STUDENTS. I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME.

  ROLL OUT AROUND 5:40PM TO PICK UP A FRIEND AND LET THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN.

 BACK HOME WHEELS , MYSELF , A FRIEND , AND OUR ELDEST HEAD TO ANOTHER FRIENDS HOUSE. WE ARRIVE TO HER BEAUTIFUL HOME , A TON OF FOOD , A TON OF BOOZE , AND WE WATCHED FOOTBALL.  MOSTLY WE TALKED AND LAUGHED.........ALL FRIGGIN' NIGHT.

 RAMS AND PATRIOTS MOVE ON. AGAIN  THE REFS WERE INVOLVED....AND NOT INVOLVED WHEN THEY SHOULD OF BEEN.

  ROLL HOME AND WE DROP OUR FRIEND OFF AFTER DROPPING OFF OUR ELDEST. SHE WANTED TO GET BACK TO HER HOUSE. WE DROP OFF OUR FRIEND AND SHE TRIPS UP HER HOUSE STEPS GETTING INTO THE FRONT DOOR.....LITTLE TOO MUCH BEER.

  DRIVING HOME AND I SEE MY ELDEST WALKING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD BAR. SO MUCH FOR GETTING BACK TO HER HOUSE.

 I PRETTY MUCH HEAD RIGHT TO BED. MY ELDEST HEADS BACK TO COLLEGE.

  I WAS TOLD BY MY ELDEST THAT HER NEIGHBORS LEAVE 2 DOGS OUTSIDE PRETTY MUCH 24/7. THEY HAVE CALLED AUTHORITIES TWICE WITH NOTHING BEING DONE. I TEXTED HER AT 2AM TONIGHT AND SHE SAID THE DOGS WERE OUTSIDE. THE NEWS SAID WITH WIND CHILLS IT WAS MINUS 22 DEGREES THERE. I WAS PISSED.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT OKAY AT BEST. I DID WAKE UP AND SAW WHEELS AND THE PUP SLEEPING TOGETHER. BOTH HAD THEIR HEADS FACING THE SAME DIRECTION AND BOTH HAD COVERS UP TO THEIR NECKS. I WAS GOING TO TAKE A PICTURE BECAUSE IT WAS ADORABLE ......... BUT IT WAS 3AM SO I DIDN'T.

  MONDAY      1 - 21 - 19

   CALLED THE POLICE TWICE.

  FRIGID DAY AND IT WAS PERFECT TO LOUNGE AND DO NOTHING ALL DAY AND NIGHT. OF COURSE , I HAD SOME RUNNING TO DO.

  FIRST THING IN THE MORNING --  RAN OUR INSERT FIREPLACE ( MUCH DIFFERENT THAN NORMAL FIREPLACE ) AND FAN ALL DAY AND NIGHT. MAN DOES IT HEAT OUR MAIN ROOM. SO GLAD I INSTALLED THIS ( WHEELS IDEA ). OUT INSERT FIREPLACE HAS NO CHIMNEY OR FLU SO HEAT IS PUSHED INSIDE.

  RAN AN ELECTRIC HEATER IN MY KID'S BEDROOM SO SHE COULD STUDY. I DON'T CARE HOW GOOD YOUR HEAT IS , WITH TEMPERATURES THIS LOW COMBINED WITH HIGH WINDS..........THE HOUSE GETS COLD.

  WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL RETRIEVE OUR MAIN SPEAKER THAT WAS HUMMING. WE DID SOME MINOR CLEANING AND BALANCED THE REGISTER. WE ALSO TURNED THE HEAT ON.

  OFF TO GUITAR CENTER IN PLYMOUTH MEETING. WE PULL UP IN THE PARKING LOT AND I THINK IT MAY BE CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY. ANYWAY , I PULL UP AND THE STORE IS OPEN. WE RETURN THE SPEAKER AND I PURCHASE A COMPUTER L.E.D. LIGHT AND ANOTHER MAIN SPEAKER FROM THEIR STORE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. I HAVE TALKED TO 3 DIFFERENT GUITAR CENTERS AND EVERY EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN REALLY NICE.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL WITH THE PUP AND OUR KID. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " OUTLANDER " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT.

 THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED TONIGHT. IT WAS TOO DAMN COLD AND IT WAS A GOOD WEEKEND.

  WATCH THE 76ERS WIN BIG OVER HOUSTON WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE AFTER THE LAST GAME'S HEART BREAKER.

 WHEELS AND I STARTED A NEW " AMAZON " TV SERIES CALLED " THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL ". IT HAS WON ALL KINDS OF AWARDS AND THE FIRST 2 EPISODES WERE GOOD. SOME VERY FAMOUS ACTORS TOO LIKE TONY SHALHOUB ( MONK ) , MARIN HINKLE ( TWO AND A HALF MEN ) , AND KEVIN POLLAK.

  HAD A COUPLE OF LIBATIONS BUT NO BRANDY.

 PRETTY MUCH PLAYED WITH MY YOUNGEST THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE 2 MAIN JOKES ....." WANNA SNUGGLE ? " AND " WANNA WATCH PETE'S DRAGON ? " ( I HAVE BEEN ASKING HER TO WATCH THIS MOVIE WITH ME FOR OVER A YEAR )

  IN THE MORNING I CALLED THE POLICE BECAUSE 2 DOGS WERE LEFT OUTSIDE IN CAGES. TO BE OUTSIDE OVERNIGHT IS TOTAL CRUELTY. THE OUTSIDE TEMPS WERE MINUS 22 DEGREES. AT NIGHT THE DOGS WERE STILL OUTSIDE SO I CALLED AGAIN. I WAS TOLD THE DAY OFFICER MADE A REPORT , INSPECTED THE CAGES , AND TALKED TO THE OWNER. THERE IS 1 SMALL HUT IN EACH OF THE 2 CAGES FOR EACH DOG. APPARENTLY BOTH HAVE HEATERS.  IMAGINE HEATING A DISHWASHER CARDBOARD BOX OUTSIDE IN THESE TEMPERATURES? NO WAY THAT GETS WARM. I WAS ALSO TOLD THE S.P.C.A. HAS BEEN OUT TO THIS SAME PROPERTY.

  TUESDAY     1 - 22 - 19

  ONE MORE DAY OF COLD SO ONE MORE DAY OF RELAXING BY THE FIRE AND WATCHING TV.

  GOT THE KID OFF AND DRIVEN TO SCHOOL. SHE AMAZES ME SOMETIMES. OVER 8 HOURS TODAY ( AFTER SCHOOL ) STUDYING FOR MIDTERMS. I TRIED MULTIPLE TIMES TO SNUGGLE AND HANG WITH THE PUP AND HER BUT IT ONLY WORKED ONCE.

  GOT THE FIRE PLACE GOING FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. IT REALLY HEATS THE MAIN ROOM AND KITCHEN AREA VERY NICELY. IT CERTAINLY HELPS IN THESE FRIGID TEMPERATURES. 

  GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND FOR THE MOST PART JUST CHILLED.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT. I DID GET A FAIR AMOUNT DONE BUT NO WAY I WAS DOING THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. I WILL DO THIS TOMORROW.  THE POOL TEAMS ARRIVED AND IT WAS FUN CHILLING WITH THEM FOR A LITTLE BIT. BARTENDER ARRIVED AND I TALKED WITH HER FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 KNOW THE SPEAKER I ORDERED FROM SOUTH CAROLINA? I CALLED GUITAR CENTER TWICE TO MAKE SURE OF DELIVERY AND I ASKED FOR A TRACKING NUMBER. WHEN IT SAID " IT WILL ARRIVE TODAY " I WAS TOTALLY CONFUSED. NO WAY IT CAN BE DELIVERED THAT FAST WHEN I ORDERED IT ON SUNDAY AND HOLIDAY ON MONDAY. WELP , I WAS RIGHT. THE DAMN THING WENT FROM ONE SOUTH CAROLINA STORE TO ANOTHER SOUTH CAROLINA STORE........BLOW. I HAVE TO RE-ORDER IT AGAIN. LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW FOR THE DELIVERY ALL DAY LIKE A SNOOK.

  WATCH AN EPISODE OF " EL CHAPO "....VERY GOOD AGAIN. THIS GUY WAS A TOTAL DICK.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS......RIGHT AFTER I SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND PUP. MAN , CAN'T GET ENOUGH. THE KID GROANS EVERY TIME.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " COUNTERPART ". I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISLE ". I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD. WE ALSO WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF " THE CONNORS ". I THOUGHT THESE WERE VERY GOOD. THE NEUROTIC CHARACTER " JACKIE " IS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. MAN , ROSANNE MUST BE SICKEN WITH DISGUST AS HER SHOW IS BEING AIRED.

  I DRANK BRANDY.....DAMN IT. ON THESE COLD NIGHT IT REMINDS ME OF WHERE IT ORIGINATED INTO MY LIFE. WE HAD A SLEDDING PARTY AT MY PARK WHERE I LIVED AS A KID. I WAS 18 AND THERE HAD TO BE ABOUT 20 OF US. WE HAD A QUARTER KEG ON TOP OF A SLED FOR EASY TRANSPORTATION. AFTER SLEDDING WE DECIDED TO GO TO A FRIENDS HOUSE.  THE SNOW WAS DEEP SO WE WOULD STOP EVERY 25 YARDS. AT EACH STOP MY FRIEND PULLED OUT A BOTTLE AND YELLED " CANNON BALL !! " IT WAS FROM THE MOVIE " CADDYSHACK ". ANYWAY , HE PULLED OUT A BOTTLE OF BLACK BERRY BRANDY AND WE DO A SWIG. THAT IS HOW IT BEGAN.

 DAMN........FORGOT A GOOD DREAM. I REPLAY IN MY MIND 50 TIMES AND FORGET IT 1 HOUR LATER......BLOW.

   WEDNESDAY      1 - 23 - 19

  WEIRD , THIS WAS LITTLE , BUT SOMETIMES YOU DO SOMETHING YOU REGRET AND DO NOT WHY YOU DID IT.  LAST WEEKEND AT A SURPRISE PARTY I SAID THE " F " WORD RIGHT BEFORE THE BIRTHDAY BOY ENTERED THE HOUSE. WHY SAY THE " F " WORD OUT LOUD IN FRONT OF FAMILY AND KIDS ? THIS WAS A WEEK AGO AND IT STILL BOTHERS ME.

  YOUNGEST GOES IN AT 10AM FOR A MIDTERM TEST. KINDA NICE HAVING LIMITED TIMES FOR SCHOOL THIS WEEK. BUT.....THE KID HAS BEEN PUTTING BIG HOURS IN STUDYING.

  WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY ON HOW A BRITISH GUY CHEATED HIS WAY TO A MILLION DOLLARS ON THE GAME SHOW " WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE " IN ENGLAND. HE WOULD OF GOT AWAY WITH IT IF HE WAS NOT GREEDY. IF HE QUIT AROUND 125K OR 250K THE SECURITY AND SHOW OPERATORS WOULD THOUGHT IT WAS JUST DUMB LUCK AND BRAVADO. BUT HE GOT GREEDY AND WENT ALL THE WAY TO A MILLION BUCKS.  HOW HE CHEATED ?  SEVERAL FRIENDS IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD COUGH AFTER HE SAID THE ANSWER HE THOUGHT IT WAS. BASICALLY HE RE-READ ALL 4 ANSWERS WHEN ASKED THE QUESTION. WHEN HE HEARD A COUGH AFTER AN ANSWER...........THAT CONFIRMED TO HIM IT WAS THE RIGHT ANSWER.

  RARE I SHOOT DOWN A PROMOTER WANTING TO BOOK SHOWS AT THE NAIL. BUT I CALLED THEIR LAST 3 VENUES , SAW NUMBERS OF ATTENDANCE ON FACEBOOK , AND THEY WANTED IT FOR FREE. I JUST COULD NOT DO IT. ALSO THE GENRE OF MUSIC WAS HIP HOP. NOT MY CUP OF TEA.

  FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.........FIX A FENCE , SWEEP LEAVES DOWN AN OUTSIDE STAIRWELL , PUT THE TRASH OUT , AND WRITE THIS BLOG. EVERYTHING DONE BEFORE 7AM.

  MEET A HEALTH INSPECTOR IN THE MORNING. SHE IS ALWAYS COOL BUT I AM ALWAYS SUPER OVER THE TOP NICE.  EVERYTHING PASSED EXCEPT MY " SERV SAFE " CERTIFICATE EXPIRED. THEY RUN EVEYR 5 YEARS.  I CHANGED THE MARQUEE SIGN AND DID SOME LITTLE THINGS AS THE INSPECTION WAS BEING PERFORMED. SOME NEW LAWS ABOUT VOMIT AND DIARRHEA. IT MADE ME A LITTLE QUEASY JUST GETTING THE PAPERWORK ABOUT IT. BASICALLY , IF SOMEONE SHITS OR PUKES MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN IT UP WITH A STRONG BLEACH LIQUID , WASH YOUR HANDS , AND REPLACE YOUR APRON WHEN DONE. I WILL SEND A GROUP EMAIL OUT ON TUESDAY TO TELL BARTENDERS TO CHANGE THEIR APRONS IF THIS HAPPENS.

  MEET SOME REPS FROM YARDS BREWERY. THEY WERE POLITE.

   CHILL BACK HOME FOR A LITTLE BIT.  MY YOUNGEST GOT HOME AT 12 NOON. WE HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. SHE GROANED AND I TOLD JOKES WHILE THE PUP LAID BETWEEN US.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO GET SOME CLEANING DONE.  VACUUMED AND CLEANED THE BATHROOMS. I ALSO CHECKED OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND FIXED A COMPUTER WIRE , AND ROTATED & STOCKED FOOD. 

  FOR THE 4TH TIME I SET-UP A TRAVEL WEBSITE FOR OUR PROPERTIES.  WE HAVE 3 SITES WE USE AND I UPDATED ALL OF THEM. THIS TOOK ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS. I WAS GLAD I DID IT AND HAD TO USE MY ELDEST CELL # TO MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT. WE TALKED SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT AS PASSWORDS WERE SENT TO HER PHONE.

 ELDEST GOES TO WORKOUT. I WAS HAPPY FOR HER. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER TRYING. SHE WENT WITH A FRIEND AND A FRIEND OF A FRIEND. THE FRIEND OF A FRIEND WOULD NOT STOP TALKING SO I WAS TOLD.

  BOOKED SOME BANDS WHICH IS ALWAYS MY PRIORITY. 

  THE LAST 3 REGULAR PATRONS WERE ABOUT TO LEAVE AND CALL AN UBER. I TOLD THEM I WOULD DRIVE THEM HOME.  WE ALL LEFT TOGETHER.

  BACK HOME I HAVE  A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF "  EL CHAPO ". AGAIN , A RUTHLESS ASSHOLE WHO RIVALS PABLO ESCOBAR'S WEALTH. EL CHAPO WAS MOVING 15 TONS OF COCAINE............A DAY.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 5AM WHERE MY MOUTH WAS DRYER THAN A LIZARD'S ASS. I GET UP AND LOOK AT MY DARTH VADAR MACHINE.......IT WAS BONE DRY.   

   THURSDAY         1 - 24 - 19

 SHEN YUN !!!

  SO , EVERY DAY I WATCH THE NEWS ON O.A.N. ( ONE AMERICAN NEWS ). THERE ARE COMMERCIALS ONLY EVERY 30 MINUTES WHICH IS GOOD. OTHER STATIONS HAVE COMMERCIALS EVERY 6-8 MINUTES WHICH IS BAD. O.A.N. IS SUPER PRO-TRUMP WHICH IS NOT SO GOOD IN MY OPINION. ALL NEW STATIONS SHOULD BE LIKE SWITZERLAND. ANYWAY , SHEN YUN HAS COMMERCIALS RUNNING NON-STOP ON THIS STATION. THIS 10 YEAR SOLD-OUT SHOW GETS PHENOMENAL REVIEWS. EVERY TIME I SEE THE COMMERCIAL I YELL OUT , " SHEN YUN !! ". WHEELS CALLS ME AN IDIOT AND MY KIDS GROAN AT ME.

  LET ME CONTINUE BECAUSE THESE STORIES CONNECT.

  MY MOM STOPS BY AND ASKS OUR YOUNGEST TO HELP HER FIX A DONKEY'S EAR. YEP , YOU PROBABLY NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE. THE DONKEY IS PART OF A NATIVITY SCENE MY MOM MADE OUT OF CLAY IN 1975. THIS YEAR SHE NOTICED THE DONKEY IN THE STABLE HAD A BROKEN EAR SO USING CLAY AND GLUE SHE FABRICATED A NEW EAR.  SHE STOPPED BY FOR MY YOUNGEST'S HELP IN PAINTING THE EAR TO MATCH THE REST OF THE DONKEY'S ASS AND COLOR. WITHIN 45 MINUTES IT WAS DONE.

  CONTINUED - AS MY MOM AND KID FINISH THE DONKEY THE COMMERCIAL FOR " SHEN YUN !!!! " COMES ON THE TV. OF COURSE I YELL OUT " SHEN YUN !!! " MY MOM SAYS SHE ACTUALLY LIKE TO SEE THE THEATRE PERFORMANCE. LATER TONIGHT I ORDERED 6 TICKETS TO SHEN YUN !!! THIS WILL BE A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR MY DAD AND A  VALENTINES GIFT FOR WHEELS AND OUR KIDS. I ALSO PLANNED A LUNCHEON WITH MY AUNTS AND COUSIN A COUPLE HOURS BEFORE THE SHOW SINCE WE WILL BE JUST BLOCKS FROM THEIR HOUSE.

 AFTER GETTING THE TICKETS WHEELS SAYS TO ME , " MAN , THIS SHOW BETTER BE GOOD "

   YOUNGEST GETS A RIDE TO SCHOOL AND LATER I PICK UP HER UP. THESE HALF DAYS ARE WONDERFUL. WE ARRIVE HOME AND SHE IS NOT IN HER ROOM 5 MINUTES WHEN I WALK IN. SHE GROANS AS I SAY , " WANT TO SNUGGLE WITH ME AND THE PUP ? " SHE IS SITTING AT HER DESK ABOUT TO START STUDYING FOR HER MID-TERMS TOMORROW AND GROANS AGAIN. I LAY IN THE BED WITH THE DOG AND HOLD THE COMFORTER UP FOR HER TO CRAWL IN WITH US. SHE GROANS AGAIN AS SHE GETS UNDER THE COVERS. I SAY TO HER , " I LOVE THESE MOMENTS. " MY YOUNGEST REPLIES , " MAN , YOU'RE LIKE A LITTLE KID. " I LAUGH HARD.

 2ND STORY - OUR YOUNGEST SAYS AFTER SCHOOL TOMORROW SHE WILL BE GOING OUT TO LUNCH AT A NEARBY PIZZERIA. THIS PIZZA SHOP IS 2 MINUTES FROM OUR HOUSE AND I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO CHECK IT OUT SO I SAY , " WHAT DO YOU THINK IF I STOP BY AND JOIN YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS FOR LUNCH ? " THERE WAS A VERY LONG PAUSE AND I GOT THE HINT. SHE REPLIES , " WELLLLLLLLLL..........IT'S KINDA GIRL GET TOGETHER. "

  THIS MORNING I AM ABOUT TO DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. WHEELS SAYS , " SO , AFTER SCHOOL YOU'RE GOING TO THE PIZZA SHOP ? " BEFORE THE KID COULD ANSWER I SAY , " YES SHE IS , AND WE ARE INVITED. " WHEELS ASKS , " WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PLACE AND WE WILL MEET YOU THERE? " OUR YOUNGEST REPLIES , " GULLIFTIES. "  I YELL OUT , " OH MY GOD !! , SHE HAS TURNED TO THE DARK SIDE !!! " WHEELS AND MY KID ROAR LAUGH FOR WE BOTH KNOW WHAT JUST HAPPENED. OUR YOUNGEST TOLD A FIB FOR THE 1ST TIME TO US AND GAVE THE NAME OF THE WRONG RESTAURANT FOR US TO MEET HER AT.  MY KID LAUGHED THE WHOLE RIDE TO SCHOOL AS I NEEDLED HER.....AND WAS SHOCKED.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. PRETTY PEACEFUL NIGHT BUT THE MUSIC WAS GOOD. I WATCHED SOME NBA BASKETBALL WITH SOME REGULARS AND BY MIDNIGHT I WAS READY TO ROLL UNTIL A DOORMAN/BARTENDER CAME IN. HE WOULD CLOSE FOR ME AND SAID HE ONLY STAY FOR ONE DRINK. I LATER SAW A FACEBOOK POST THAT HE HUNG OUT MUCH LONGER. THIS WAS FINE WITH ME SINCE I KNEW THE " CUTE BLONDE " HE INVITED TO JOIN HIM......ALONG WITH HER DOG.

  AT HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " EL CHAPO ".  I ACTUALLY GOOGLED WHO HAD MORE WEALTH......EL CHAPO OR PABLO ESCOBAR. BOTH WERE DAMN CLOSE TO EACH OTHER PULLING IN 30 MILLION DOLLARS...........A MONTH.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT IN BECAUSE MY KID DID NOT HAVE TO BE TO SCHOOL UNTIL 10AM. I WAS UP AT 5AM AND 7AM AND FINALLY GOT OUT OF BED BY 8AM.

  WHEELS AND I ARE IN CLARION , PA. WE ARE AT A FAMILY PARTY AND JUST TALKING TO SOME COUSINS. ONE COUSIN JAY O. SAYS , " MY DAD LET US SHOOT FIREWORKS EVERY 4TH OF JULY. SOMETIMES WE SHOOT THEM AT THE NEIGHBORS WE DIDN'T LIKE. " HE LAUGHS AFTER TELLING THAT TO US. I HEAR THE CRACK OF BILLIARD BALLS AND ASK MY UNCLE A. , " IS THERE A POOL TABLE IN THE BASEMENT ? " HE REPLIES , " YES , BUT IT IS A SMALL ONE. " SOME KIDS ENTER THE KITCHEN AND START PICKING APART SOME CUPCAKES. I ASK WHY DON'T THEY JUST TAKE THE WHOLE CUPCAKE. ONE SMALL COUSIN SAYS , " WE JUST LIKE THE PEANUT M & M 'S INSIDE. " THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE " NOON " SEES THE KIDS PICK APART THE CUPCAKES AND SAYS , " OH COME ON THEY TOOK TIME TO MAKE. THE M&M BAG IS IN THE KITCHEN. LET ME GET IT FOR YOU. "  MY MOTHER-IN-LAW STARTS TALKING GIBBERISH AND STARES AT THE CEILING. SHE IS NAMING FAMILY MEMBERS WHO PAST AWAY YEARS AGO AND SEEMS LIKE SHE IS TALKING TO THEM. I SAY TO HER , " MOM.........MOM ! .......MOM !!!! ". SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND AND I PICK HER UP AND INTO MY ARMS. I CARRY HER TO A SMALL LOUNGE CHAIR BY A WINDOW AND GENTLY PLACE HER DOWN. SHE CONTINUES TO TALK TO HERSELF AND I TRY TO CONSOLE HER. I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND SEE A LARGE GIRAFFE COME OUT OF THE WOODS. I SAY TO HER , " OH MY GOD LOOK MOM. THERE'S A GIRAFFE OUT IN THE FIELD THERE. "

  FRIDAY     1 / 25 / 19

 WELP, ONE THING THAT RUINS MY DAY......BANDS CANCELLING. THE GOOD THING IS , THE REASON WAS NOT " MY GRANDFATHER IS IN THE HOSPITAL ".

  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL WHICH IS ALWAYS FUN. THE KID WAS GOING TO A PIZZA SHOP AFTER CLASSES. I WANTED TO " CRASH " HER AND FRIENDS THERE BUT BOTH WHEELS AND MY ELDEST DECLINED TO GO WITH ME. MY YOUNGEST AVOIDED EMBARRASSMENT GALORE...........DAMN.

  3 YEAR OLD KID FOUND AFTER SURVIVING 2 NIGHTS IN THE WOODS. FINALLY , A GOOD ENDING STORY IN THEIR FIRST 15 MINUTES OF THE NEWS.

  LOOKS LIKE THE TEMPS WILL BE DROPPING AGAIN BY THE END OF THE WEEK.......AND SNOW. 

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND LOAD-IN THE BANDS. EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL AND THEY EVEN HELPED ME HANG OUR NEW MAIN SPEAKER.

 THE SPEAKER - IT TURNS ON......THAT IS GOOD.  I CONNECT IT TO THE MIXING BOARD AND SET-UP A MICROPHONE. I PUSH A SLIDER VOLUME UP ANNNNNNNNNNNNND IT DOESN'T WORK. ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME ???!!! ONE BAND MEMBER WHO IS VERY GOOD WITH SOUND EQUIPMENT HELPS ME TROUBLE SHOOT. WE CHANGE CORDS , MICS , AND TEST CERTAIN LEVELS. IT DOESN'T WORK.  I AM FRIGGIN' DISGUSTED AND IN A BAD MOOD FROM A BAND CANCELLING JUST 15 MINUTES AGO. AT THE LAST SECOND I DECIDE TO FLIP FLOP XLR CORDS AND THE SPEAKER WORKS. I " JUMP " ONE SPEAKER TO THE NEXT AND IT WORKS. I HAVE NO IDEA. THE BAND MEMBER SUGGEST SPRAYING A CONTACT CLEANER.

  I HANG OUT AND COOK SOME FOOD ORDERS. WE ALSO GET HOOKED UP WITH AN HDMI SPLITTER FOR OUR BIG TV. TOMORROW WE WILL HAVE WWE'S THE ROYAL RUMBLE. I BOUGHT OUR PATRON A BEER FOR HOOKING US UP.

  ROLL HOME AND HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING OF PLAYING POOL WITH WHEELS AND THE KIDS. DRINKS IN THE BASEMENT , FUN MUSIC , AND HAVING FUN. WE PLAYED PRETTY LATE AND IT WAS SUCH A GOOD TIME. I TOLD EVERYONE THIS 10 TIMES.

  WHEELS AND I TRY TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISLE " BUT ONLY GOT THROUGH 20 MINUTES.

  SATURDAY      1 - 26 - 19

  SO THOUGHT TONIGHT WOULD BLOW SINCE MAIN BAND BAILED. I WAS NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING THE DOOR AND EVEN THOUGHT OF GIVING THE BARTENDER OFF.......GLAD I DIDN'T.

  YOUNGEST AND I SLICE LUNCHMEAT AND CHEESE. SINCE I HAVE A LARGE DELI SLICER WE DO THIS EVERY SO OFTEN. IT REALLY WORKS WELL AND SAVES MONEY.  ACME CHARGE $8 A POUND. I GET IT FOR UNDER $2.

  WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF " EL CHAPO " AND THE MOVIE " SOLO ". CHAPO WAS VERY GOOD. SOLO.......OKAY.

  FIGHTING THE NEW SPEAKER AGAIN. I SPRAYED THE CONTACTS AND IT WORKED. I WAS LIKE.......NICE. 30 MINUTES LATER IS WASN'T WORKING AGAIN AND I HAD TO GO BACK TO PIGGY BACKING THEM. I ALSO HAD THE MONITORS WORKING PERFECTLY AND THAN HAD PROBLEMS WITH THEM. JESUS.....IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 BANDS WERE VERY COOL AND SO WAS THE MUSIC.

 TRY TO TAKE IT EASY DURING THE DAY WHEN I WORK AT NIGHT. THERE IS ALWAYS 30 THINGS TO DO. I SPENT MORE TIME UPLOADING ANOTHER VACATION WEBSITE.

YOUNGEST GOES TO A GAMING PARTY. SHE SAID IT WAS ALOT OF FUN WITH A FAIR AMOUNT OF PEOPLE.

  AT THE NAIL I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND SO THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A SLOW NIGHT. TO MY SURPRISE WE HIT 40+ FANS OF MUSIC. A GOOD OLDER CROWD. MY ONLY REGRET IS I SHOULD OF MADE IT A " NON SMOKING " NIGHT. ON MY BOOKS I HAD " NON SMO0KIGN NIGHT " AND FORGOT ABOUT IT.

  76ERS LOSE BADLY AND NEVER HAD A CHANCE WITH 3 STARTERS OUT.

 THOUGHT IT WAS NICE THAT THE BAND THAT CANCELLED ONE OF THE BAND MEMBERS SHOWED UP FOR SUPPORT.

  ROLL HOME BY MIDNIGHT AFTER GIVING THE BARTENDER A RIDE TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET. I ALMOST WENT IT BUT DECIDED NOT TO SINCE I HAD SEVERAL DRINKS WITH SOME REGULARS AT THE END OF MY SHIFT.

  AT HOME I HAVE SOME CHEESE , PRETZELS , AND WATER. I WATCH SOME TV AND HEAD TO BED.

  SUNDAY       1 - 27 - 19

  START MORNING DRIVING TO MY BROTHER-IN-LAW'S HOUSE TO PICK UP SOME SPEECHES FOR AN 80TH SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY. WHEELS AND I THAN GO TO HER MOM'S HOUSE TO PICK HER UP. WE END UP AT THE KIMBERTON INN AROUND 11:30AM. THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND THIS OLD 1790'S RESTAURANT MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT BECAUSE I WAS AMAZED TO SEE IT WAS PACKED. 

  WE HEAD INSIDE AND JOIN FAMILY WITH MIMOSAS AND BLOODY MARY'S. WE TALKED AND THAN OUR UNCLE ENTERED IN WHICH WE SURPRISED HIM. IT WAS HIS 80TTH BIRTHDAY. HIS KIDS THREW A VERY NICE SURPRISE LUNCHEON. IT WAS GOOD TIME. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED HE COULD NOT MAKE IT BECAUSE HE WAS SICK. SO THE BIRTHDAY MAN , HIS SON , AND MYSELF READ 3 OF HIS SLIGHTLY FABRICATED HUNTING STORIES. THEY WERE ENTERTAINING AND EVERYONE LOVED THEM. I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME AND POSTED PICTURES AND MORE ON FACEBOOK.

  BACK HOME I AM TIRED. I HAD TO GO RIGHT TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A BIG NIGHT. LITTLE DID I KNOW HOW BIG IT WAS GOING TO BE. PLUS..........WE HAD THE WWE'S " ROYAL RUMBLE " ON.  IT WILL BE EASIER TO COPY AND PASTE WHAT I WROTE ON FACEBOOK ABOUT THIS REMARKABLE AND FUN LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW.

 FACEBOOK POST -- Overwhelmed is all co-host Big Bill and I could feel after last night's record setting Live at The Nail Radio Show. In our 12th season last night's show set records for most listeners , most mixlr comments , most interviewees , and longest show in 12 years ( 3 hrs and 4 minutes ). We felt the love when taking pictures , hearing the laughter all show , receiving compliments , receiving hand shakes , and honored for the wonderful applause. BUT , the musicians are the difference and tonight showed that original music STILL has a strong heartbeat. The insightful and wonderful interviews were absolutely intriguing and entertaining. 
Huge thanks to 
Wolves Can't Dance , Culture Trip , Dead Reckoning , TerreignJeepers creepers , Scarlet Moon , Plymouth da Pheonix Music , AKA SUP' , Japhy Acid , Crown of Earth , This Kills Me , X The Wordsmith , and etheracide
And thanks to Jess Bee for getting on our mics too !!
   ** Radio Show will be accessible by Tuesday 1/29 at 12 noon **

  MY ELDEST STOPPED IN AND I GOT HER ON THE RADIO SHOW WHICH WAS FUN. I HAVE SOME DRINKS WITH MY HOST , HER , AND SOME BANDS AND WE ROLLED OUT.

 DROPPED OUR ELDEST OFF AT THE BAR DOWN THE STREET AND I GAVE MY CO-HOST A RIDE HOME.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH A THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISAL. IT WAS GOOD BUT MAN WAS I TIRED.  I HAD NO DRINKS.....JUST WATER.

   MONDAY      1 - 28 - 19

 MUST BE NICE............

  THIS WAS A FULL DAY AND NIGHT. I TOLD WHEELS , " THIS WAS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE DAY IN 22 YEARS OF THE NAIL ". LET ME EXPLAIN.

 DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL.

  A FRIEND OFFERED US A FREE 60" TV AND AN ARCADE MACHINE WITH MULTIPLE GAMES IN IT.  THE ARCADE MACHINE IS BROKEN AND NEEDS TO BE FIXED. I HAVE A VERY GOOD CONNECTION TO FIX IT BUT I AM IN 2ND POSITION ON DIVS FOR THE MACHINE. I JUST FOUND THIS OUT........DAMN IT. SO , LET'S GO GET THE TV.

  8:45AM I AM OUT THE DOOR. MY CAR IS LOADED UP WITH A DOLLY , HAND TRUCK , AND TARPS.  WE DRIVE TO A DOCTORS HOUSE. SHE IS A DOCTOR , HER FATHER IS THE HEAD DOCTOR FOR LEUKEMIA PATIENTS , AND THE HUSBAND WAS A " STAY AT HOME " DAD..........STAY AT HOME DAD ?........MUST BE NICE.  THE HOUSE SAT A TOP OF A HUGE FIELD AND IS ENORMOUS. HOW ENORMOUS ? LET'S JUST SAY THEY ARE SELLING THE HOUSE AND THE REALTOR IS GETTING $200K ON THE COMMISSION END. OH , THE REALTOR IS ALSO HANDLING THE BUYING END WHICH IS A ANOTHER PERCENTAGE OF THIS TRANSACTION. ONE SALE...............MAKING OVER 350K. OH MAN IT MUST BE NICE.

 ANYWAY , WE DRIVE UP A 1/2 MILE LONG PATH TO THEIR HOUSE. MY FRIEND TELLS ME THERE WERE AWESOME PARTIES THROWN HERE BACK IN THE DAY. THE PLACE IS HUGE WITH SEVERAL PROPERTIES ON THE LAND INCLUDING A POOL.  THEIR GAME ROOM WAS BIGGER THAN MY HOUSE.  I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THIS HOUSE I AM GOING TO DRIVE WHEELS BY IT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. WHEN LEAVING I WANTED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF A NEIGHBORS HUGE PROPERTY.........A 1000 YARDS AWAY.  MR. MOM LET US IN AND HE WAS COOL. I HAD ONE TINY ISSUE. HE DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE OR OFFER TO SHAKE MY HAND. YOU KNOW THOSE AWKWARD MOMENTS WHEN YOU PUT OUT YOUR HAND AND THERE IS NO RECIPROCATION. HIS LIFE IS BETTER THAN MINE AND I FELT BELITTLED. I DID NOT CARE. WE LOADED UP THE TV QUITE QUICKLY AND IT IS BIG. I WAS TOLD IT WAS A FLAT SCREEN BUT IT IS NOT.  BUT......WE TOOK IT ANYWAY. OH , HE KNEW THE NAIL AND SAID TO ME , " I GUESS THIS TV CONSTITUTES A FREE BEER ? " I TOLD HIM I HOOK HIM UP KNOWING I NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN IN MY LIFE......EXCEPT IF I GET THE ARCADE MACHINE.

  BACK HOME WE UNLOAD THE TV IN OUR HOUSE. WHEELS GIVES US A HAND. WE TEST THE TV AND TALK ALITTLE. OUR FRIEND  ROLLS OUT AND WHEELS AND I DETERMINE WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THIS MONSTROSITY. WE KNOW ONE THING. WE NEED A LARGE TV TABLE OR STAND NOW.

  I GET MY WEBSITE DONE AND EDIT THE 3 HOUR RADIO SHOW. I RUN INTO PROBLEMS BUT EVERYTHING GETS DONE AND UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE.

 I CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " EL CHAPO ". ONE OF HIS COKE MAKING PLANTS WAS MAKING 100 KILOS OF COCAINE................A DAY. THIS IS JUST ONE LOCATION.

 AFTER THE SHOW , I TALK SPANISH AND GIVE WHEELS A $100 CASH AND IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A MINI EL CHAPO. IT IS NICE TO ALWAYS HAVE CASH ON ME.....AGAIN A NAIL THING. I ALSO OFFER MY BODY BUT SHE DECLINES. SHE KEPT THE CASH.