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

                                                THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF A TAVERN OWNER , A FATHER , A GUY , AND A PENIS.

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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 a day. 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 tiny somewhat 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 " Humphs 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 ,.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 marquee sign., 35 internet companies , mailing list ,our own radio show since 2005 ,  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 , but 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 ONCE A MONTH ON A SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM ( OFF JUNE , JULY , & AUGUST )

                                     ** 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      2 - 7 - 21

 TOM BRADY AND THE SUPER BOWL. THESE TWO NAMES WILL BE FOREVER CONNECTED. I DID NOT CARE WHO WON BUT BRADY WINNING 7 BOWLS IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE LIKE HIM OR NOT.  MY PERCENTAGES WERE 50.5% CHIEFS TO 49.5% BUCCANEERS. I WOULD OF LIKE TO SEE A GOOD GAME BUT THE BUCS DEFENSE AND BRADY'S EXPERIENCE ROSE A LEVEL......OR THREE.

  SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS WERE $5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR 30 SECONDS. NOT MANY I THOUGHT WERE ENTERTAINING OR MEMORABLE FOR THEIR PRODUCT. I FOUND THE PARAMOUNT CHANNEL " TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN " WAS GOOD TO CLEVER ONLY BECAUSE OF SO MANY CELEBRITIES , WILL FERRELL WAS SILLY BUT OKAY , AND THE LAST ONE THAT GOT ME WAS THE PARAPLEGIC HANDICAP OLYMPIC SWIMMER.......THAT WAS EXCELLENT. YEP , I SHED A TEAR. I THINK IT WAS A CAR COMMERCIAL THOUGH.....TOYOTA MAYBE ?

 KINDA FELT BAD WHEN I JUMPED ON A FACEBOOK POST BY SOMEONE ELSE ABOUT A POCONO RENTAL. I COMMENTED OUR PROPERTY. MOST TIMES WE SHARE AND CROSS PROMOTE BUT THIS LADY WANTED NO PART OF IT. I REMOVED MY COMMENTS FROM HERS AND APOLOGIZED FOR THE MISUNDERSTANDING. MANY TIMES THESE GROUP POSTS WE ALL SHARE TOGETHER.....NOT HER AND I COULD SEE HER POINT. MY VIEW IS WHY HAVE 1 POST WITH 50 PEOPLE WHERE YOU COULD HAVE 2 POSTS WITH A 100 PEOPLE ?

 SO I POSTED ONE MYSELF. WITHIN MINUTES I WAS TEXTING A TON OF PEOPLE FOR THE NEXT 4 HOURS. OVER 50 LIKES , 8 SHARES , AND SEVERAL PEOPLE GAVE US HUGE PRAISE WHEN THEY RECOGNIZED MY PICTURES OF THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THE UNFORTUNATE THING MOST PEOPLE THOUGHT OUR 1200 DOLLAR LAKEFRONT MOUNTAIN HOUSE WAS A LONG TERM RENTAL AND THAT WAS THE MONTHLY PRICE....WHERE IT WAS A WEEKLY PRICE.

  SNOW CAME DOWN HARD AND BIG FLAKES BUT REALLY ONLY ACCUMULATED ABOUT 4-5 INCHES AT MOST. I USED MY SNOW BLOWER AND THE ENGINE RAN GOOD BUT I AM STILL HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE GEARS MOVING THE WHEELS. I THINK I GAVE MY " NEW " SNOW BLOWER TO MY PARENTS TOO SOON.

 I HAD ROCKY ROAD ICE-CREAM WITH PEANUTS AND CARMEL SYRUP .......TOO MUCH ACTUALLY. SO TO COUNTERBALANCE IT I HAD NO DINNER OR NO BOOZE DURING THE SUPER BOWL. MAN THAT WAS TOUGH. WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE --- MINUS .8 POUNDS ( AGAIN ).

 STARTED SPACKLING A BROKEN SEAM IN OUR BATHROOM CEILING. I DO NOT WHY I STARTED THIS PROJECT BUT IT WAS BOTHERING ME.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE IS VERY CLOSE. IT LOOKS GOOD WE WILL GET SOMETHING VERY NEEDED TOMORROW. WELL ACTUALLY , I HOPE IT WILL BE VERY NEEDED.

 WATCHED SOME MORE MONEY HEIST. THE THEME OF THE SHOW IN SEASON 3 CIRCLED RIGHT BACK AROUND TO THE SAME AS SEASON 1. I WAS OKAY WITH THIS BUT HOPED FOR A BETTER SCENARIO. I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A TOUGH TIME BELIEVING CHARACTERS CHANGING VIEWS AND POSITIONS.

 ELDEST HELPS ME SHOVEL AND BROOM SWEEP ALL VEHICLES HERE.

 WHEELS DECIDES TO STAY IN NEW JERSEY WITH THE GIRLS ANOTHER DAY BECAUSE THE WEATHER DID TURN BAD. SNOW WAS COMING DOWN PRETTY GOOD HERE. THE COOL THING IT WAS THE HEAVY WET SNOW THAT STICKS TO TREES AND BRANCHES.

 OH THEY STOPPED AT OUR CONDO AND OUR FRONT SCREEN DOOR FELL OFF.......NICE.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUPPY AND IT WAS FUN. LATER MY ELDEST LET HER OUT OFF-LEASH AND I HEAR A HIGH PITCHED COMMAND OF " COME BACK HERE !! ". YEP , THE PUP WENT DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AND UP THE STREET 3 HOUSES. THIS IS VERY CONCERNING SO I RAN OUTSIDE. I CALLED HER AND SHE CAME BACK ONLY TO STOP WHEN 2 PEOPLE CARRYING A PUPPY WALKED UP BEHIND ME. OF COURSE OUR PUP HAD TO INVESTIGATE THEIR PUP. I TOLD THE NICE 2 WOMEN ( WHO LOVED MAZE ) , " SHE IS HARMLESS , JUST A PUPPY , AND STAY STILL FOR JUST A SECOND. "

 I SNUCK UP WHILE MAZE WAS TOTALLY PER-OCCUPIED WITH THEIR PUPPY IN THE LADY'S ARM. IN SECONDS I SWEPT OUR DOG UP AND HELD HER IN MY ARMS.

 NEXT  WE JUST CHILL INSIDE. MY KID GOES DOWN THE BASEMENT WITH A TON OF FOOD WHILE I STAY UPSTAIRS AND SIP A WATER BOTTLE AND WATCH THE SUPER BOWL. I ALSO WATCH ED THE FLYERS STORM BACK AND WIN 7 - 4 OVER THE CAPITALS. IT WAS A GOOD AND NEEDED BOUNCE-BACK WIN.

  THE PUPPY DOES CRACK US UP. SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER TO GO DOWN THE BASEMENT FOR FOOD OR STAY UPSTAIRS WITH ME AND GO OUTSIDE.

  AT 11PM I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM TO WIND DOWN AND END THE NIGHT. 15 MINUTES LATER MY ELDEST ASKED IF SHE CAN HAVE A FRIEND OVER TO SHOOT POOL. SHE HAS A JOB INTERVIEW TOMORROW IN CENTER CITY AND I SAID NO BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT HER UP UNTIL 5 AM. SHE DID NOT AGREE WITH THAT DECISION. OH.......I CLEANED UP THE BASEMENT OF TRASH AND BOTTLES FROM THE FRIENDS BEING OVER LAST NIGHT.

 OFF TO BED. AGAIN , NOT SLEEPING THE BEST.

  MONDAY     2 - 8 - 21

  OH MAN DID I DESTROY MY DIET WITH A CHEAT DAY......DAMN IT. BUT......I DID HAVE FUN.

  MY ELDEST AND I GET ON THE ROAD TO CENTER CITY. SHE HAS A JOB INTERVIEW WITH AMAZON. IT WAS FUN TRAVELING , LISTENING TO MUSIC , AND THAN STOPPING TO VISIT OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. I ADORED EVERY SECOND.

 WHILE ELDEST DID INTERVIEW ME AND THE YOUNGEST VISITED SOME FAMILY IN PHILLY. TO SAY THEY WERE ELATED BY OUR VISIT WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. YOU THINK IT WAS CHRISTMAS MORNING TO THEM. I WAS GLAD WE STOPPED BY.

 PICK UP ELDEST AFTER INTERVIEW AND THEY GET WAWA.

 DROP OFF YOUNGEST FOR SHE HAD TO GO TO CLASS. NOW , ME AND MY OLDER KID HAD A GAME PLAN TO STICK TOO.....BUT WE NEEDED TO BURN SOME TIME.

 WE STOP AT LONGHORN STEAK HOUSE FOR A LATE LUNCH. THE PLACE IS HUGE AND HAS TO HOLD 1,500 PEOPLE. I SEE ONE ELDERLY COUPLE IN A FAR BOOTH AND THEY REST OF THE PLACE IS EMPTY. I TELL THE GREETER , " COULD WE HAVE A BOOTH FOR 2 ? " SHE RESPONDS , " THERE IS A 45 MINUTE WAIT. WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLACE YOUR NAME DOWN ? " I SUPER SUPER SLOWLY SCAN THE PLACE BY VERY VERY SLOWLY MOVING MY EYES & HEAD FROM ONE SIDE OF THE BUILDING ALL THE WAY TO THE OTHER SIDE. THIS WAS KINDA RUBBING IT IN A BIT. I MEAN THERE IS NO ONE HERE. THE PLACE IS HUGE. I RESPOND , "NO THANK YOU I SEE YOU'RE BUSY. " WE TELL 3 OTHER COUPLES AND FAMILY OUTSIDE. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT THE GREETER WAS JOKING.

 WE STOP AT CHILI'S FOR A NICE DEAL...THOUGH OF COURSE WE ADDED TO THIS 3 FOR $10 SPECIAL. IT IS A DRINK ( BOOZE INCLUDED ) , APPETIZER , AND ENTREE FOR $10...FOR THE MOST PART. I THOUGHT OUR WAITRESS WAS ADORABLE AND FUN AND I ATE WAY WAY TOO MUCH.......INCLUDING DESERTS AND FOOD. DAMN IT !!!

 OH MY GOD TOO MUCH FOOD. I FELT SO FAT AND ASHAMED I ATE TOO MUCH.  WE STOP TARGET TO GET MY KID SNEAKERS AND I WALK THE TARGET OF SHAME ISLES.

 TODAY' LOSS OF WEIGHT --- MINUS 1.4 POUNDS ( REMEMBER I AM A DAY BEHIND ON THIS BLOG SO TOMORROW WILL NOT BE A GOOD WEIGH-IN UNLESS I EAT ICE CHIPS ALL TUESDAY )

 WE NOW MUST WASTE ANOTHER 30 MINUTES SO WE SIT IN THE CAR AT TARGET'S PARKING LOT AND LISTEN TO MUSIC AND CHILL. WE ARE MEETING SOMEONE AT 4:45PM.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. OUR CHEAPIE NAIL REGISTER IS ON ITS LAST LEGS. I FOUND THIS NICE WOMAN SELLING HER 2 YEAR OLD $500 REGISTER FOR $260. SHE TOLD ME IT HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR 19 WEEKS AND JUST WON'T SELL. SHE SAID I COULD HAVE IT FOR $100.  MY DAUGHTER CONTACTS HER AND ASKS WOULD SHE DONATE IT TO OUR GOFUNDME PAGE AT THE NAIL ? THE YOUNG WOMAN RESPONDS , " OH MY GOD THE NAIL !!!!! OH MY GOD !!!! I WILL ABSOLUTELY DONATE IT !!!! "

 WE STOP AT HER HOUSE AND SHE IS SUPER COOL. MY DAUGHTER DOES MOST OF THE TALKING AND THE GIRL IS FROM OHIO. HER HUSBAND IS A HUGE FAN OF THE NAIL. WE TALK FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND SHE IS OVER THE TOP SUPER NICE. WE WILL GET HER A " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS FOR HER AND HER KIDS. THIS IS A REALLY NICE REGISTER FOR FREE. MY ONLY CONCERN.....I HOPE WE GET TO USE IT SOMEDAY.

 BACK HOME WE BRING A STEAK DINNER TO WHEELS. SHE TRAVELED HOME FROM NEW JERSEY AFTER HER GIRLS WEEKEND.

 WE ALL CHILL AND I CHECK THE INTERNET , MESSAGES , EMAILS , AND MORE.

 MY FACEBOOK COMMUNITY POST OF OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTAL HAS BEEN ALMOST NON-STOP ON MY CELL PHONE MESSAGING. THE DOWNFALL AGAIN....MOST PEOPLE THINK IT IS A LONG TERM RENTAL EVEN THOUGH THE FIRST 5 WORDS ARE " LAKEFRONT VACATION HOME IN POCONOS ".

 I HAVE 2 ICED COFFEES WITH BAILEYS AND A JAMESON/COKE ZERO. I AM ASHAMED OF BEING FAT BUT FIGURED IF I WAS GOING TO DO  A " CHEAT " I MILES GO FULL " FRANK THE TANK " VERSION.

  FOUND OUT " BILLY " , THE DAD , ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DIED.......DAMN IT.

 WE WATCH AND FINISH DISENCHANTMENT. IT WAS GOOD.

 I AM NOT A FAN OF GAME SHOWS BUT ONCE I START WATCHING I ALWAYS GET INTO THEM. WE WATCHED THE WALL ( BEAUTIFUL STORY OF CONTESTANTS ) AND THE WEAKEST LINK ( WHICH IS KINDA MEAN ).

 OFF TO BED AND TOTALLY PISSED I F'ED WITH MY DIET. I WAS ON PACE TO LOSE 10 POUNDS IN 7 DAYS BUT I EASILY PUT 5 POUNDS BACK ON TODAY. WE WILL SEE AT WEIGH-IN TOMORROW.

 WIND DOWN THE NIGHT IN MY BEDROOM. I PLAYED 2 POKER GAMES. I WON ONE ( 100K ) AND CAME IN 2ND IN THE OTHER ( 10K ). I WATCH A LITTLE OF RIDICULOUSNESS WHICH BASICALLY RUNS 24/7 ALONG WITH FAMILY GUY AND TWO & A HALF MEN.

  TUESDAY      2 - 9 - 21

 " KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS ".......AND A PERSON WILL STILL BE AN ASSHOLE.

 DIET FRONT - THOUGH IT WAS FUN - DUE TO MY EXCESSIVE EATING AND DRINKING YESTERDAY I GAINED 2.2 POUNDS......BLOW.

 TODAY I CONTINUED TO CONTACT PEOPLE ABOUT OUR VACATION PROPERTY POST ON FACEBOOK. MY CELL PHONE MESSAGING APP WAS GOING OFF LITERALLY EVERY 15 MINUTES. IT REALLY IS A GOOD WAY TO GET THE WORD OUT AND HOPEFULLY SOME PEOPLE WILL ENJOY OUR VACATION PROPERTIES.

 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALMOST A YEAR I PLACED A BEER AND LIQUOR ORDER FOR THE NAIL. IT WAS SMALL BUT IT WAS NICE TO DO. I ACTUALLY DID NOT KNOW WHERE MY RUSTY NAIL CHECK BOOK WAS.

 TWO PRINTERS AND NEITHER WORK. I SPENT OVER 2 HOURS TRYING TO FIX BOTH. FINALLY , I TOOK A RIDE TO STAPLES WHICH I HATE PAYING THEIR SUPER HIGH PRICES. ONE INK CARTRIDGE WAS $40. IF I WENT ONLINE I COULD BUY A REMAKE CARTRIDGE FOR $9. THE EMPLOYEE WAS VERY HELPFUL THOUGH.

 BACK HOME I PRINT OUT TAX DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR OUR SOON VISIT TO THE ACCOUNTANT.

 CONTINUED SPACKLING , SANDING , AND WET SPONGING A BATHROOM CEILING. IT LOOKS BETTER.

 OUR ELDEST HAS A FRIEND ( AND A NAIL BARTENDER ) STOP BY. IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY. WE TALKED TO HER FOR OVER 30 MINUTES. I REALLY LIKE THIS KID.

 PLAYING WITH THE PUP. SHE IS REALLY FILLING IN THE HUGE VOID OF LOSING " OH NELLIE ".....WHO WAS AN AWESOME DOG AND FAMILY MEMBER. MAZE IS A SWEET HEART AND PRETTY DAMN COOL.

 CONSOLIDATED 10 SCRIBBLE NOTES OF PROJECTS INTO ONE.

 SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT FOR SAFELITE TO VISIT US AGAIN FOR ANOTHER CRACKED WINDSHIELD ON OUR VAN. THIS WILL BE 3 TIMES IN UNDER A YEAR. THE FIRST 2 TIMES WE DID GET HIT BY FLYING ROCKS WHILE DRIVING. THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT. I AM HOPING THIS TIME IT WILL BE UNDER WARRANTY. AND BY " HOPING " I MEAN WE WILL PAY THE DEDUCTIBLE AGAIN.........BLOW.

 I TALK WITH THE MOST IGNORANT ANNOYING ANGRY NEW JERSEY EASY PASS EMPLOYEE TODAY. I USED KINDNESS THE WHOLE TIME. SHE WAS SARCASTIC. EVERY THING I SAID WAS WRONG. EVERYTHING SHE SAID BLAMED THE CUSTOMER. I HATE PEOPLE WHO PUSH ANSWERS TO OTHERS. TO ME , SOLVE THE DAMN PROBLEM !!  I ASKED FOR A SUPERVISOR AND OF COURSE DURING THE TRANSFER I WAS HUNG UP ON. ANOTHER 40 MINUTE WAIT FOR A LIVE PERSON. BUT , THE 2ND REP SOLVED OUR TOLL CHARGE IN 11 SECONDS BY SAYING , " OH , THIS CASE WAS RESOLVED. YOU SENT IN 3 LETTERS AND EMAILS. WE CHARGED ONLY THE TOLL AND REMOVED THE FINE. "

 I WAS FEELING SO LESS FAT 3 DAYS AGO. DAMN THAT " CHEAT " DAY !! ( AGAIN IT WAS FUN ).

 LOOKS LIKE THURSDAY'S SNOW STORM IS GOING TO MISS US.......NICE.

 SETTLE IN WITH A SALAD DINNER......NICE.......AND BY NICE I MEAN BLOW. I CONTINUE TO AVOID BEER AND BRANDY. WINE AND JAMESON/COKE ZERO WILL BE CONSUMED ON OCCASION. I REALLY PREFER TO CUT OUT ALL BOOZE DURING THIS HEALTH SPREE....BUT THAT BE JUST SILLY AND ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.

 WATCH SOME EPISODES OF MONEY HEIST. THE SHOW IS REALLY GOING DOWN HILL WITH SILLY DIALOGUE AND REPETITIVE STORY LINE BUT THE ENDING OF EVERY EPISODE IS STILL EXCELLENT.

 WE WATCH ANOTHER GAME SHOW CALLED TO TELL THE TRUTH. I DID LIKE IT AND THE ONLY REASON IT WAS BETTER WAS BECAUSE " MOM " WAS NOT ON IT. SHE IS SO ANNOYING. I FEEL LIKE THE SON , WHO IS THE HOST , MADE A MAJOR NAME FOR HIMSELF. WHY IS THE MOM RIDING HIS FAME AND COAT TAILS ?

 OFF TO BED. THE PUP TAKES OVER MY SIDE WHILE I AM WINDING DOWN ON MY COMPUTER. IT'S FUNNY , I FEEL BAD MOVING A DOG OFF MY PILLOW.

 WEDNESDAY    2 - 10 - 21

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE JUST KEEPS GIVING......

 ANOTHER SNOW STORM ON THE WAY. THE ONLY GOOD THING.....IT AFFECTS THE NAIL ZERO.

 FACETIME WEDNESDAY !!  - EACH WEDNESDAY WE CAN FACETIME OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE AT ANYTIME. THE TECHNOLOGY IS JUST SO DAMN COOL. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES AND THAN LATER AGAIN AT NIGHT. THE FUNNY THING IS I ALWAYS ASK MY " COLLEGE " KID , " LET ME SEE WHAT'S IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR ? " SHE IS SO ADORABLE BECAUSE EACH TIME SHE SHOWS ME WHAT IS IN THE FRIDGE AND DESCRIBES IT.

 FINISH UP SPACKLING A BATHROOM CEILING. I AM DOWN TO WET SPONGING.

 ANOTHER VISIT FOR OUR ELDEST FRIEND / BARTENDER. SHE IS SO ADORABLE AND WE ARE TRYING TO HELP HER OUT WITH AN INTERNSHIP AT A LOCAL NURSING HOME. SHE IS MAJORING IN PHYSICAL THERAPY.

 MEET AT THE NAIL FOR A SMALL BEER DELIVERY. I ASKED FOR A 30 TO 60 MINUTE HEADS UP TEXT. I DID NOT GET ONE. ALL GOOD THOUGH.

 I DO SOME STUFF LIKE CHANGE THE MARQUEE AND CLEAN A LITTLE BUT MY MAJOR THING I WANTED TO SEE WAS OUR " NEW " REGISTER FROM FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. HERE IS HOW IS WENT :

 - I REMOVE THE OLD REGISTER. I NOTICE IT IS SMALLER THAN THIS NEW ONE. IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE MY ELDEST SAID TO ME WHEN WE GOT IT , " THIS IS DEFINITELY BIGGER. WILL IT FIT ? "

 - WELL , IT WAS LESS THAN A 1/4 INCH TOO BIG FOR THE SPACE THE REGISTER GOES IN. I USE A LARGE ADJUSTABLE WRENCH AND FLAT SCREW DRIVER TO PRY OFF A PIECE OF DECO WOOD TRIM. USING MY BELLY I FORCE SLIDE THE MACHINE INTO PLACE. YOU CAN'T GET MUCH TIGHTER.

 - THE DRAWER IS LOCKED AND GUESS WHERE THE KEY IS ?.....IN THE DRAWER. THE SUPER NICE WOMEN WHO GAVE US THE REGISTER SAID , " YOU JUST NEED TO PRY IT OPEN WITH A KNIFE OR SOMETHING. " NOPE.........THAT WILL NOT WORK.

 - USING A FLASHLIGHT I SEE THE SWING BAR OF THE LOCK IN THE DOWN POSITION PREVENTING THE DRAWER TO SLIDE OPEN. I EVEN GOOGLE THE PRODUCT AND THE VIDEO SAYS THE KEY HOLE MUST BE IN THE VERTICAL POSITION. GEE , GUESS WHAT THE KEY WAS POSITIONED TOO ?......HORIZONTAL.

 - USING A LARGE ADJUSTABLE WRENCH ( COULDN'T FIND A HAMMER ) AND FLAT SCREW DRIVER AGAIN AND CAREFULLY HIT/BEND BACK THE LOCKING ARM SO THE DRAWER WOULD OPEN. I SPENT ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND I GOT IT TO WORK.

 - THE DRAWER OPENS AND THERE IS THE KEY. USING A PLIERS I BEND BACK EVERYTHING I SLIGHTLY DAMAGED AND USE THE KEY TO PUT THE LOCK IN HORIZONTAL POSITION. THIS REGISTER IS SUPER NICE AND 10X BETTER THAN THE CRAPPY ONE WE HAVE. 

 - THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I GOT SOMETHING OFF FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE FOR FREE BUT I ACTUALLY GAINED A PROFIT. IN THE DRAWER WAS ABOUT $4 IN CHANGE AND A 2 DOLLAR BILL. SO IN ESSENCE I GOT A REALLY NICE FREE REGISTER AND MADE 6 BUCKS.

 - I TINKER AROUND WITH IT FOR JUST A LITTLE BIT. MAN , I HOPE SOME DAY THIS THING WILL BE RINGING ALOT.

 I MAKE SOME PHONE CALLS , CHECK OUR ICE MACHINE THAT MADE ICE !! , AND GET ON THE ROAD.

 I STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP A SMALL ORDER OF BOOZE. I TALK TO A NICE REP I KNOW. AGAIN , THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I ORDERED BOOZE AND BEER IN ALMOST A YEAR. IT SADDENS ME TO WRITE THAT.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN WITH A SALMON SALAD , SOME CHEESE , AND A COUPLE OF THIN PRETZELS. I WANTED BEER AND BRANDY SO BAD BUT I STAYED OFF. I AM STILL PISSED I ATE AND DRANK LIKE 10 MEN IF NOT 1 THREE DAYS AGO. TODAY'S UPDATE WEIGHT - GAINED 1 POUND. ONE FRIGGIN' 24 HOUR BINGE AND IT COST 2 DAYS OF WEIGHT GAIN......BLOW.

 WHEELS AND I FINISH SEASON 2 OF FARGO. OVERALL THE SECOND SEASON WAS VERY GOOD. THE ENDING I WAS SO-SO ON. IT TOOK ME 10 EPISODES AND WHEELS TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT HOW SEASON 1 & 2 ARE DIRECTLY CONNECTED. I NEVER REALIZED IT.

 OFF TO BED. THE PUP CAME IN BUT THAN LEFT BECAUSE OUR ELDEST HAD FRIENDS OVER AGAIN.

 I SLEPT GOOD AND BAD. WAKING UP 3 TIMES JUST DOWN RIGHT BLOWS.

  THURSDAY     2 - 11 - 21

   I ACTUALLY CONTACTED A SNOW PLOW MECHANIC TO GET SUGGESTIONS ON OUR PLOW LOCKING WHEELS AND PRICING.

 SHOVELED SNOW BUT DID NOT USE MY SNOW PLOW. THANKFULLY IT WAS MUCH LESS THAN THE WEATHER SERVICE PREDICTED.

 STOPPED TO DELIVER SOME MAIL AFTER PRINTING OUT A LEASE.  SO FAR WE IN LESS THAN ONE WEEK I HAVE CONFIRMED 5 RENTALS WITH JUST ONE FACEBOOK AD. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET A RENTER. SHE IS ADORABLE AND WITH HER BOYFRIEND. IT ENDS UP THE BOYFRIEND IS THE SON OF A LONGTIME FAMILY WE KNOW FROM HAVERTOWN. HIS MOM AND MY MOM ARE BEST FRIENDS. MAN DID I FEEL OLD.

 I PUTZED AROUND CLEANING AGAIN AND STOCKED THE LIQUOR ORDER. I MESSED AROUND WITH THE " NEW " REGISTER AGAIN. MAN......WHAT A DIFFERENCE. I ALSO SHOVELED SNOW A BIT.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND CONTINUE TO CONTACT PERSPECTIVE RENTERS.

 SNUGGLE ON MY BED WITH THE PUP INTERTWINED WITH ME.,....TOO FUNNY. I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF MONEY HEIST. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 MY DINNER WAS A PLAIN BURGER ( ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD ) AND 2 SLICES OF MEATLOAF WHEELS MADE ( VERY GOOD )

 WEIGHT FRONT - LOST .2 OF 1 POUND. ANNNNNNND BLOW.

 I HAVE A NEW JERSEY POKERSTARS ACCOUNT. I THINK I AM GOING TO TRY PLAYING FOR REAL MONEY. THEY OFFER MATCHING ANY DEPOSIT UP TO $600. I WON'T GO THAT HIGH AND PROBABLY START ON TINY TABLES LIKE FOR PENNIES. WE WILL SEE. IT SUCKS BECAUSE TONIGHT I PLAYED A 500K PLAY MONEY GAME AND WON 2.1 MILLION. MAN , WOULD THAT BE COOL IF IT WAS REAL MONEY.

 PREPPING FOR TAXES.....ALWAYS FUN.

 I USE MY COMPUTER AND CONNECTED IT TO OUR MAIN TV. WE HAVE SHOWTIME FOR FREE FOR 30 DAYS. WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF YOUR HONOR.....VERY GOOD.  THE SET-UP IS A LITTLE BIT OF A HASSLE BUT NOT TOO BAD. IT SEEMS LIKE A NEW SHAMELESS HAS NOT BEEN AIRED IN WEEKS.

 WE WATCH SEASON 3 OPENER OF FARGO. AGAIN......PRETTY GOOD.

  WATCHED THE 76ERS WITH ABOUT 1 MINUTE LEFT IN THE GAME. THEY WERE UP 1 POINT. I WAS TOO TIRED AND WENT TO SLEEP. I KNEW THEY LOSE......AND THEY DID. BLOW.

 FLYERS PLAYERS DEVELOPED COVID. LOOKS LIKE THEY WON'T BE PLAYING FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

 OFF TO BED. THE PUP JOINS ME AROUND 5AM. AS WE SLEPT EVERY TIME I MOVE SHE WOULD MOVE CLOSER TO ME. IT WAS ENTERTAINING.

 FRIDAY      2 - 12 - 21

 LITTLE CHEAT DAY. WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE - MINUS .2

 TRIED TO MAKE A DEPOSIT TO PLAY FOR REAL MONEY AT POKER STARS. OF COURSE , CLOSE TO IMPOSSIBLE TO DO SO I DIDN'T.

 BOOKED SOME MORE RENTALS AT OUR PROPERTIES. IT IS A GOOD FEELING TO BE HELPING OUT PEOPLE ON THEIR VACATIONS AND SEE OUR CALENDAR FILL UP. I GET THIS SAME FEELING WHEN I USED TO BOOK UP THE NAIL WITH BANDS.

 LIVE STREAMS SATURDAY. ONE FROM THE NAIL ( TODD MOYER 5PM ) AND ONE FROM CENTER CITY ( KMX BAND 7:30PM ). LOOK FOR THEM ON FACEBOOK LIVE.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF MONEY HEIST. IT'S GETTING TO THE POINT THAT I WILL FAST FORWARD SOME OF THE REALLY STUPID , VERY REPETITIVE , AND UNBELIEVABLE DUMB ARGUING OF CHARACTERS. BUT....BEST CLIFF HANGING ENDINGS TO EACH EPISODE EVER.

 FRIEND STOPPED OVER TO GIVE US $50 FOR LETTING HIM USE OUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT. THOUGHT THAT WAS KINDA COOL.

 ELDEST FRIENDS STOPPED OVER AGAIN TO WATCH MOVIES IN OUR BASEMENT AND SHOOT POOL. I REALLY DIG THE ONE FRIEND/BARTENDER OF OURS AND I HOOKED HER UP BIG TIME. TO GRADUATE COLLEGE SHE NEEDS TO " OBSERVE " PHYSICAL THERAPY SESSIONS FOR JUST 10 HOURS TOTAL AT ANY HOSPITAL OR REHAB CENTER. SHE WAS SHOT DOWN 10 TIMES AT LOCAL INSTITUTIONS. I MADE ONE TEXT TO A FRIEND/DOORMAN AND GOT HER A SESSION WITH BRYN MAWR TERRACE.

 WE PLAYED WITH THE PUP AT FULL SPEED TODAY SEVERAL TIMES. THIS DOG CAN MOVE SIDEWAYS QUITE QUICKLY. IT IS VERY ENTERTAINING TO WATCH. AGAIN........A 100 LAUGHS A DAY PLUS WARM FEELINGS ON TOP.

 SETTLE IN WITH DINNER....SOME MEATLOAF ( VERY GOOD ) AND A SAUSAGE.

 WE SETTLED IN A WATCHED A MOVIE THAT I THOUGHT GOT GOOD REVIEWS. FOR THE MOST PART I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND BUT NOT TOO DISAPPOINTED SINCE IT IS BASED ON PETE DAVIDSON'S ( SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ) FATHER DYING AS A FIREMAN. WHEN THIS MOVIE FIRST CAME OUT THEY ASKED $17 TO RENT IT. THE REVIEWS WERE GOOD AT FIRST AND THAN CAME DOWN TO MEDIOCRE. I JUST THOUGHT IT COULD OF BEEN TOLD OR SCRIPTED SO MUCH BETTER. IT REALLY HAD A CHANCE TO BE HEARTFUL AND MOVING. IT FELT LIKE MOST OF THE MOVIE WAS ADLIBBED WITH UNKNOWN DIALOGUE. THERE WAS NO CLEAR STRUCTURE OF THE STORY LINE SO IT SEEMED THE ACTORS JUST WINGED IT. PETE DAVIDSON ACTUALLY SEEMED HE WAS LEARNING DISABLED AT TIMES AND COUPLED WITH A SHIT LOAD OF TATTOOS HE HAS. HE PLAYED A 24 YEAR OLD GUY WHO JUST COULD NOT PUT HIS LIFE TOGETHER THOUGH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS COULD. THE 2 HOUR LONG MOVIE WAS ALMOST UNWATCHABLE FOR THE FIRST 90 MINUTES BUT WE STUCK WITH IT KNOWING IT HAD TO GET MORE " INVOLVED " AS THE FAMILY COPED WITH LOSING A FATHER AND STARTING A NEW LIFE. I WILL ADMIT THE LAST 30 MINUTES ACHIEVED THIS.

 WE STARTED TO WATCH A FARGO AND I JUST COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. YEP.......11PM AND I WAS EXHAUSTED. IT SUCKS WAKING UP SO MANY TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. I REMEMBER 2 SEPARATE SLEEP STUDY TESTS I DID AT 2 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. BOTH DOCTORS SAID NEARLY VERBATIM , " I HAVE BEEN ANALYZING SLEEP BEHAVIOR FOR MANY YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN A STUDY THIS BAD. " THE SICK CRAZY NUMBERS WERE I WAS WAKING UP OVER 200 TIMES A NIGHT. MY R.E.M. SLEEP ( RAPID EYE MOVEMENT ) WAS UNDER 5 MINUTES FOR A ONE NIGHT SLEEP STUDY........5.........FUCKING.........MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I FEEL AIR COMING OUT OF ONE OF MY DARTH VADAR HOSES OF MY C-PAP MACHINE.....NICE. NOT SURE IF I WILL ACHIEVE MY 5 MINUTE R.E.M. SLEEP TONIGHT. 

  SATURDAY   2 - 13 - 21

 LOSING WEIGHT JUST BLOWS......MINUS.1

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME AN 18" KITCHEN UNDER CABINET LIGHT. HEY.......THEY RUN $35 TO $70 OR MORE. THIS WAS FREE.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF MONEY HEIST. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 TWO FUN LIVE STREAM SHOWS. MY ELDEST AND I RAN ONE FROM THE NAIL AND GOT VERY GOOD FEEDBACK ON SOUND AND QUALITY. OVER 200 VIEWS IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR. WE HAVE TO THANK THE TODD MOYER BAND.

 THE 2ND LIVE STREAM WAS FROM SOUTH PHILLY. ANOTHER FUN AND COMEDIC SHOW. OVER 200 VIEWS IN UNDER AN HOUR. WE HAVE TO THANK THE KMX BAND.

 NEXT UP ON TUESDAY IS DELCO LIVE AT 9:30PM AT THE NAIL. THIS WILL BE LIVE ON THE RADIO AND STREAMED. THEY WILL BE PERFORMING A MOCK NFL DRAFT BY SUBSTITUTING PLAYERS FOR TOWNSHIPS.

 ELDEST AND I PLAYED WITH THE NEW REGISTER. IT IS AWESOME. DAMN SHAME WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO USE IT.

 ICY CONDITIONS TONIGHT....NOT FUN.

 I THINK I HEARD ANOTHER MAJOR SNOW STORM COMING IN. JESUS AM I GLAD THE NAIL DOES NOT HAVE BOOKED SHOWS. CHRIST , WE BE CLOSED THE WHOLE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FARGO SEASON 3. AGAIN....VERY GOOD. AGAIN.....HATE THEY SAY IT IS A TRUE STORY WHICH IT IS NOT. I TURNED MY BROTHER ON TO FARGO AND NOW HE IS TOTALLY INTO IT.

 76ERS LOSE AGAIN.....BLOW.

  OFF TO BED AND WOKE UP AT 3:30AM AND 5AM. I FINALLY JUST GOT UP.....BLOW.

 " HOLLYWOOD " AND I ARE WALKING BACK FROM CLASS. WE ARE LEAVING THE BUILDING AND 2 GIRLS ARE GOING DOWN THE STEPS TO LEAVE LIKE US. BOTH GIRLS ARE CUTE BUT THE SHORTER ONE IS A " SMOKE SHOW. " SHE IS WEARING A RED & BLACK PLAID SHORT SKIRT , A HALTER TOP WITH HER TIGHT STOMACH SHOWING , AND BLACK CONVERSE SNEAKERS WITH WHITE SOCKS. " HOLLYWOOD " ASKS THEM IF THEY LIKE TO GO TO CHILI'S WITH US AND IT BE HIS TREAT. WE LEAVE THE BUILDING TOGETHER AND WALK BY THE DORMS. CHILI'S IS ACROSS THE STREET AND WE ENTER. THE GREETER SEATS US AT A TALL TABLE WITH 4 BARSTOOLS AROUND IT. HOLLYWOOD AND ONE GIRL LOOK AT THEIR MENUS. I AM STANDING SLIGHTLY BACK FROM THE TABLE AND THE SHORTER GIRL NUDGES IN FRONT OF ME. SHE PRESSES HER ASS AGAINST ME AND REACHES BEHIND WITH HER HAND AND TOTALLY SQUEEZES MY PACKAGE TO ALMOST BEING PAINFUL. THIS WAS KINDA EMBARRASSING BECAUSE I INSTANTLY GOT AROUSED. THIS GIRL HAD A GYMNAST BODY AND THAT WAS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY FOR ATTRACTION. SHE SPINS A LITTLE BIT AND WHISPERS TO ME , " WE SHOULD GO BACK TO MY DORM ROOM DON'T YA THINK ? "  I REPLY , " YES , YES WE SHOULD. " SHE TELLS HOLLYWOOD AND HER FRIEND TO ORDER US ANYTHING AND WE WOULD BE RIGHT BACK. I PULL OUT MY SHIRT FROM MY PANTS TO COVER AND CONCEAL MY RAGER. SHE GRABS MY HAND AND WE START WALKING BACK TO HER DORM ROOM. SHE PICKS UP THE PACE SO WE ARE ALMOST SEMI-JOGGING. SHE TURNS TO ME AND SAYS , " THE THINGS I AM GOING TO ALLOW YOU TO DO IS GOING TO BE REALLY FUN. ".................dreams ends.

 OH MY GOD WHY COULDN'T I FINISH THIS DAMN DREAM !!!!!!

  SUNDAY     2 - 14 - 21

   HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.....EH.

 WENT THROUGH MY C-PAP STUFF. I HAVE 2 BOXES OF PARTS AND MORE. ONE OF MY AIR HOSES HAS A HOLE IN IT SO I REPLACED THE WHOLE TUBE. THESE PARTS ARE REALLY EXPENSIVE SO HAVING BACK-UP STUFF HELPS. I ALSO NOTICED I HAVE A 2ND MACHINE IN NEW CONDITION BUT IT IS MISSING A PART CALLED A CHAMBER. I PROBABLY USED IT TO HOLD PAINT OR SOMETHING STUPID IN IT. I SEARCHED AND JUST COULD NOT FIND THIS CHAMBER. SO , I ORDERED ONE.

 I USED THE NEW BACK-UP C-PAP MACHINE TONIGHT AND THE AIR FLOW IS MUCH STRONGER. I THINK IT HELPED BECAUSE I SLEPT THROUGH TO 5AM. AND BY " SLEPT THROUGH " I MEAN I DID NOT GET OUT OF BED.

 I REALLY LIKE TO SAVE MY SHAMPOO VACUUM. I PROBABLY COULD GET ONE ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE FOR CHEAPER THAN I JUST BOUGHT A PART FOR. OH WELL , I BOUGHT A NEW MOTOR FOR $46.

 PLAYED INTERNET POKER. EVER SINCE I TRIED GET A REAL MONEY ACCOUNT AND WROTE A BAD REVIEW I HAVE BASICALLY LOST EVERY GAME SINCE ON CRUSHING BAD BEATS. EXAMPLE - MY ACE/KING VERSE AN OPPONENT'S ACE/ QUEEN. HE ( OR SHE ) HITS A QUEEN ON THE RIVER. THIS KINDA STUFF HAPPENED 10 TIMES.

 I FINISHED SEASON 4 OF MONEY HEIST. I FOUND OUT THAT THIS SHOW IS NUMBER #1 IN NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING TV DRAMA WORLDWIDE. NETFLIX IS AVAILABLE IN OVER 190 COUNTRIES. I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS THAT POPULAR. LOOKS LIKE SEASON 5 AIRING AT THE END OF THE YEAR MAY BE ITS LAST. I THOUGHT THE LAST 2 EPISODES AND SEASON FINALE WERE VERY GOOD. THE KEY.....NOT MUCH DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE YOUNG ACTORS.

 WHEELS AND I VISIT HER MOM TO DROP OFF SOME EXTRA TURKEY THAT SHE MADE. WE EVEN BROUGHT THE PUP WHO WAS A NUT JOB AND KNOCKED OVER A PLANT FILLED WITH WATER.

 A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND ELDEST.

 FLYERS OFF FOR 2 WEEKS BECAUSE OF COVID.

 SPEAKING OF COVID. REMEMBER 2 WEEKS AGO THE GUY THAT FELL DOWN AT OUR LOCAL PUB AND I WAS THE FIRST TO CRADLE HIM AND HOLD HIM LIKE  A LITTLE BABY.......HE WAS A BAD CASE OF COVID NOW.

 THE ICE WAS NO JOKE.....WELL KINDA. AROUND 1AM TWO NIGHTS AGO MY ELDEST VIDEOS A FRIEND TRYING TO WALK UP OUR INCLINED DRIVEWAY. HE JUST SLID DOWN BACKWARDS EVERY TIME. IT WAS FUNNY AS SHE GIGGLED DURING THE VIDEO.

 SPEAKING OF ICE......A WICKED ALL-TIME MONSTER OF AN ICE STORM IS HITTING THE POCONOS TOMORROW. PEOPLE WORRYING ABOUT POWER OUTAGES.

 SPEAKING OF MOUNTAIN HOUSE..........A RENTER CONTACTS ME THAT A YELLOW TRIANGLE IS FLASHING AND THE ALARM KEEPS BEEPING NON-STOP. YEP.....ALWAYS SOMETHING. SO I LIKE TO GO UP THERE AND FIX THIS. OH , ALSO OUR CONDO FRONT SCREEN DOOR IS FALLING OFF. THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED TOO. I BET OVER 50 YEARS I HAVE FIXED , PURCHASED AT A DISCOUNT OR FREE , BUILT , OR REMODELED ANY AND ALL OUR STUFF TOTALING A MILLION DOLLARS..........SAVED.

 VALENTINES DAY. WHEELS WATCHED AMERICAN IDOL WHILE I PLAYED INTERNET POKER AND WATCH RIDICULOUSNESS. SHE CRIED AT THE HEART BREAKING STORIES WHILE LAUGHED AT THE STUPIDITY OF THE VIDEOS. OH , THE OUTFIT CHANEL WEST COAST WAS WEARING.....JESUS H.  THE BOTTOM HALF OF HER TITS WERE COMPLETELY OUT. GOD BLESS HER BODY AND MONKEY LAUGH.

 WE DID WATCH 3 EPISODES OF FARGO. I THOUGHT ALL WERE VERY GOOD AND WE FOUND OUT ONE ACTOR IS PLAYING 2 CHARACTERS.

  MONDAY     2 - 15 - 21

  AND FOR THE 3RD TIME IN UNDER 1 YEAR WE HAD TO REPLACE OUR VAN'S WINDSHIELD. GEE......IT WASN'T COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY. THE TECH INSTALLED THE WINDSHIELD FROM START TO FINISH IN EXACTLY 42 MINUTES WHICH WAS IMPRESSIVE.

  A LARGE ICE STORM IS COMING TO THE POCONOS. THIS IS SCARY STUFF. THE GOOD THING IS IT SUPPOSE TO REACH 44 DEGREES IN THE POCONOS AND 50 DEGREES HERE ON TUESDAY. I HOPE ALLOT OF THIS SNOW MELTS. THE BAD NEWS.....ANOTHER SNOW STORM ON THURSDAY.

 KINDA HAD ANOTHER CHEAT DAY......DAMN IT.

 PEOPLE PLACE ADS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES AND DO NOT RESPOND. THIS IS A PET PEEVE OF MINE.

 PLAYING WITH CRAZY MAZE OUTSIDE AT 6:30AM. THE DOG IS JUST TOO FUNNY. I ACTUALLY WANTED TO TEACH HER ABOUT STAYING AWAY FROM CARS. I HAD TO MOVE 3 VEHICLES TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE SAFELITE TECH'S VAN. AS I RE-ARRANGED THE CARS THE PUP GOT OUT OF THE WAY EVERY TIME.

 SPENT SOME TIME IN THE BASEMENT TAKING APART THE SHAMPOO VACUUM. I AM PREPPING IT FOR THE NEW MOTOR. IT WILL BE A SMALL MIRACLE IF I CAN PUT IT BACK TOGETHER.

 WHEELS AND I SHOOT POOL IN THE BASEMENT FOR A LITTLE BIT.

 HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR A REALLY NICE DINNER OF BBQ BABY BACK AND SHORT PORK RIBS. IT WAS FUN AS WE LISTENED TO MUSIC , TOLD STORIES , AND PLAYED " CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY ". ANOTHER COOL THING WAS 2 FOXES WERE RIGHT OUTSIDE THEIR PATIO DOOR CHECKING OUT THE BIRD FEEDER FOOD.

 WITH THE GAME " CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY " I WAS REALLY AMAZED HOW EACH PERSON SEES AND ANSWERS A CARD. I UNDERSTAND IT'S A GAME AND SHOULD BE FUNNY TOO. BUT IF THE QUESTION IS , " I WAS IN BED LAST NIGHT AND MY WIFE ROLLED OVER AND GRABBED MY _______ "   YOU THINK A " NORMAL " AND FUN ANSWER BE LIKE " MY BANANA COCK WITH CHOCOLATE SYRUP , YOUR BROTHER'S FAT ASS , OR YOUR BEER BELLY WITH A CHICKEN ON IT. NOPE......THE ANSWER THAT WOULD WIN MOST OF THE TIME , " A CAR PARKED UNDER A RAINBOW ".  MY JAW WOULD DROP ON SOME OF THE ANSWERS GIVEN BY THE JUDGES. HOW THE BRAIN WORKS IS A MYSTERIOUS THING.

 BACK HOME OUR ELDEST IS FEELING GOOD. I WAS HAPPY FOR HER.  SHE INVITED 4 FRIENDS OVER. OUR BASEMENT IS THE " GO TO " HANG OUT NOW. WHEELS KICKED THEM OUT AT 4AM.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FARGO. ONE IN THE AFTERNOON AND ONE LATER IN THE NIGHT. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED TRYING THIS NEW C-PAP MACHINE FOR THE 2ND NIGHT IN A ROW. I THINK THE STRONGER FORCE OF AIR IS HELPING. TONIGHT I DECIDED TO TURN IT TO THE HIGHEST OF THE 4 SETTINGS. THE AIR SPEEDS ARE LOW , MEDIUM , HIGH , AND HURRICANE.

  TUESDAY      2 - 16 - 21

 A FUN NIGHT AND THE NAIL WAS ALIVE WITH FUN AND LAUGHTER. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN........TWICE. ONE REALLY GOOD AND ONE NOT SO GOOD.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE 1 - DRIVE TO CHESTERBROOK ( ABOUT 18 MINUTES ) TO PICK-UP 7 KITCHEN UNDER CABINET LIGHTS. THEY RANGE FROM $20 TO $80 EACH. I WAS OVERJOYED WITH THIS FREE PURCHASE. THIS PAST SATURDAY I WAS GOING TO SPEND $30 FOR 6 LIGHTS BUT I CANCELLED BECAUSE OUR ACCOUNTANT GOT COVID. WE RE-SCHEDULED AND I FOUND THESE. SUPER PICK UP BECAUSE NOW I CAN FINISH OUR KITCHEN AND INSTALL ONE DOWN IN MY WORK SHOP BASEMENT............MAYBE EVEN THE CONDO TOO.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE 2 - FROM CHESTEBROOK I WORK MY WAY HOME AND STOP IN THE BERWYN AREA. I MEET A NICE COUPLE AT THEIR SOON TO BE CONDO. THEY ARE DOING A FULL RE-MODEL. HE WORKS AT VANGUARD AND SHE WEARS SPANDEX. I WAS HOPING FOR A THREESOME BUT IT WAS A NO GO. ANYWAY , I GOT 2 BATHROOM VANITIES , 2 MARBLE TOPS , AND 2 FAUCETS FOR THE NAIL. I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THIS FREE PURCHASE. MY MAIN REASON WAS THE FAUCETS. THEY SAID THEY WERE IN GOOD SHAPE AND THEY WERE NOT...THEY WERE OKAY AT BEST. BUT , THE PLUMBERS SNIPPED AND CRIMPED THE HOT AND COLD WATER LINES TO EACH FAUCET. ALL THIS STUFF IS PROBABLY UNUSABLE NOW. THE VANITIES ARE IN GREAT SHAPE AND THE MARBLE TOPS IN GOOD CONDITION. STILL THEY COULD ALL BE TRASH BUT WE WILL SEE. MY VAN WAS TOTALLY FULL. OH , THEY DID GIVE ME 2 WALL CABINETS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE TOO.

 MORE SNOW TOMORROW..........NICE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A WONDERFUL FUN NIGHT. DELCO LIVE RADIO SHOW DID A LIVE STREAM OF A MOCK NFL DRAFT. INSTEAD OF DRAFTING PLAYERS THEY DRAFTED TOWNSHIPS. I THINK RIDLEY AND HAVERTOWN WERE TOP CHOICES. THEY WERE FUNNY. IT WAS 2 HOURS LONG AND I MADE A SPEECH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STREAM WHICH CAN NOW BE SEEN ON FACEBOOK.

 ONE FUNNY LINE IS A CO-HOST WAS TALKING ABOUT CHESTER AND SAID HE STARTED A NEW BUSINESS CALLED " CRACK DASH ".

 I ALSO FIGURED OUT HOW TO PROGRAM THE REGISTER. IT IS REALLY NICE.

  DELCO LIVE IS A PRETTY POPULAR RADIO SHOW. IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR IT HAS 2300 VIEWS , 180 COMMENTS , AND 25 SHARES. THAT'S PRETTY DAMN IMPRESSIVE.

 SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS ARE IN FOR PICK-UP OR ORDERING AT THE NAIL ONLY. THE DELCO LIVE GUYS DELIVERED MY ORDER AND USED PAY PAL TO SEND US $1,000 FROM THE TEE-SHIRT SALE PROCEEDS. THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

 NEW BEER CALLED KENWOOD LIGHT WAS STOCKED. I AM SO GLAD I DID THIS BECAUSE 2 REPS CAME IN AND PURCHASED ALL KENWOOD SALES TO ANY ONE DRINKING THEM ALL NIGHT. I TALKED TO ONE REP AND HIS WIFE AND THEY WERE VERY COOL. WE WILL STOCK THIS BEER. TO ME , IT WAS A CROSS BETWEEN MILLER LITE , COORS LIGHT , AND AMSTEL LIGHT. THEY SPONSORED THE DELCO LIVE BROADCAST.

 TOMORROW I HAVE A MEETING WITH A LOCAL GUY WHO LIKES TO PURCHASE THE NAIL AND LEASE IT BACK TO ME IF I RUN IT. I AM NOT SURE HOW THIS WORKS 100% BUT IT IS WORTH LEARNING ABOUT.

 BACK HOME AFTER 11PM. I WAS TIRED AND SETTLED IN MY ROOM. I WALKED THE PUP FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES WHICH IS ALWAYS FUN AND BRINGS SO MUCH JOY.

 WHEELS , MYSELF , OUR ELDEST , CHEF DUFF & HIS 2 KIDS ARE WALKING IN CENTER CITY. WE HAD LUNCH AND WE'RE HEADING BACK HOME.  CHEF DUFF SEES A HOUSE HE RENTS AND IT IS OCCUPIED WITH COLLEGE KIDS. HE FREAKS OUT AND KNOWS ONE COLLEGE STUDENT PUNCHED A GIRL. CHEF DUFF IS A FORMER RUGBY PLAYER SO HE IS BIG AND HAS GIRTH. HE STORMS UP THE PORCH AND INTO THE HOUSE AND RIGHT TO THE GUY SITTING ON A COUCH. HE SLAPS HIS HEAD AND YELLS , " NEVER HIT A GIRL !!! ". THE YOUNG STUDENT CRIES OUT , " IT WAS A BOY NOT A GIRL I HIT. I REPLY , " DUDE , IT WAS KIRSTEN DUNST !! SHE'S A GIRLLLLLLL !!!! !! "

 CONTINUED - WE GO BACK TO WALKING TO THE TRAIN STATION AND WE SEE AN OLD RUSTY NAIL PATRON. HIS NAME IS " SNOP ". HE IS A TOTAL FUCKING IDIOT ( HE USES CREDIT CARDS UP TO THEIR LIMITS AND DOESN'T PAY OR JUST MOVES HIS HOME ADDRESS , TRIED TO SET THE NAIL ON FIRE SEVERAL TIMES....I FIGURED IT OUT , AND STOLE FROM US - A COMPLETE FUCKING LOW LIFE ). HE IS SITTING IN AN OLD STYLE BARN STORMING AIRPLANE. HE SAYS HE HAS STARTED A NEW LIFE AND BECAME A PILOT. HE KNOWS OUR ELDEST FRIEND AND BARTENDER AND EVEN WROTE A POEM ABOUT HER. IT WAS CREEPY AS HE READ IT TO US FROM THE COCK PIT. WHEN DONE HE OFFERS 2 OF US A FLY RIDE HOME AND SAYS , " I WILL FIND YOUR HOUSE EVEN IF I HAVE TO CIRCLE BACK FROM DALLAS. " I GUESS HE THOUGHT THIS WAS FUNNY. TO MY SURPRISE WHEELS JUMPS IN THE BACK ALONG WITH ANOTHER PERSON. THERE ARE 2 SEATS SIDE BY SIDE BEHIND THE PILOT.

 CONTINUED - I TOTALLY DO NOT TRUST " SNOP " BEING A PILOT AND I WALK AWAY. I HAVE EXTREMELY BITTER MEMORIES OF HIM. WE WAVE TO THEM AS THE PLANE SLOWLY ROLLS DOWN A LONG WIDE STREET FOR TAKE OFF WHILE MY ELDEST , CHEF DUFF , HIS 2 KIDS , AND ME WALK TOWARDS THE TRAIN STATION. DUFF'S KIDS START FIGHTING AND HE EXPLAINS TO ME THAT THIS IS A NORMAL THING. I AGREED. WE HEAR A LOUD AIRPLANE ENGINE AND TURN AROUND. WE SEE THE PLANE WHIP BY US AN ASCEND. " SNOP " IS A FUCKING IDIOT AND FLIES THE PLANE WAY TOO LOW IN THE CITY. HE TRIES TO GO UP AND OVER A BUILDING BUT THE BELLY OF THE PLANE HITS THE SIDE OF A BUILDING AND STALLS. THE PLANE IS POINTING STRAIGHT UP AND BEGINS TO FALL BACKWARDS.

 CONTINUED - I PANIC SCREAM OUT LOUD , " NOOOOOOOO!!!!! YOU FUCKING ASSHOOOOOOLE !!!!! " I SEE WHEELS FALL OUT OF HER SEAT AND SHE FALLS FROM 200 FEET HIGH. IN MID AIR SHE SCREAMS WITH UTTER FEAR " NOOOOOOO !!! " I RUN TOWARDS HER BECAUSE I WANTED TO CATCH HER. I KNOW IT WAS NOT REALISTIC BUT I HAD TO DO SOMETHING. SHE WAS TOO FAR AWAY AND SHE FALLS BEHIND ANOTHER BUILDING. I AM SCREAMING IN SHOCK , ANGER , AND PAIN AS I SEE THIS ALL UNFOLD. I WANT TO FIND THE PLANE WITH "SNOP" IN IT AND FUCKING PUNCH HIS HEAD UNTIL IT POPS......................dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY    2 - 17 - 21

 I THOUGHT THIS WHOLE DAY WAS THURSDAY.

 DOWN THE BASEMENT I TEST THE 8 FREE UNDER CABINET LIGHTS I GOT. ALL WORK EXCEPT ONE. TO MY SURPRISE I HAD AN EXTRA BULB IN MY TOOL ROOM. ALL WORK NOW.

 SPENT SOME TIME WITH THE PUPPY IN THE BASEMENT AND OUTSIDE TOO. SHE CRACKS ME UP AND SCARES ME AS SHE BOLTS AROUND THE HOUSE FOR FUN. OH , PICKING UP POOP IN WHITE SNOW AND THAN DUMPING....NOT FUN.

 " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS ARE IN. CAN ORDER RIGHT THROUGH US.

 MEET A PERSPECTIVE BUYER WITH A PARTNER AND 2 REALTORS AT THE NAIL. I STILL DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT IT MEANS FOR THEM TO BUY AND LEASE IT BACK TO US FOR ME TO RUN. REALISTICALLY , WE ARE CLOSED SO HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN ?

 DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS WEDNESDAY FACETIMING DAY. OUR YOUNGEST CALLS ME AND I AM THINKING , " COOL , I GET AN EXTRA DAY TO TALK TO HER ". WE GIGGLED AND THIS FACETIIMING IS SO COOL. SHE IS IN HER DORM ROOM AND WE MADE JOKES AND TALKED. ALL HER FRIENDS WILL GET " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS.

 FELT BAD FOR OUR ELDEST WHO FOUND OUT THE LOWLIFE GUY SHE APARTMENT & DOG SAT IS NOT GOING TO PAY HER ANYTHING. WHAT A FUCKING SHIT SHOW OF A PERSON. I WILL GIVE YOU ONE SENTENCE THAT DESCRIBED THIS PERSON......HIS APARTMENT HAS A TON OF DOG SHIT AND DOG PISS ON THE CARPET. " GET THE PICTURE ?

 BOOKED SOME MORE BANDS WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

 FINISHED SEASON 3 OF FARGO.  IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 FACETIME 2 MORE TIMES WITH OUR YOUNGEST. IT WAS AWESOME.

 TOOK ALL CABINETRY AND SINKS OUT OF MY VAN AND PLACED THEM NEATLY IN THE GARAGE. I ALSO MOVED OUR VEHICLES UP ON BACKYARD GRASS PREPARING FOR ANOTHER DAMN SNOW STORM.

 I SET UP A SNOW PLOW FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE DRIVEWAY. WE ARE ALLOWING RENTERS TO GO UP THURSDAY AFTERNOON BUT NOW I AM NERVOUS BECAUSE THE SNOW STORM WILL BE RIGHT IN THEIR PATH.

 76ERS BUILD UP 40 POINT LEAD AND WIN BY 4.....NICE.

 AFTER 10 DAYS OFF FLYERS PLAY TOMORROW.

 VARIANCE TO COVID-19 COULD BE 10X WORSE THAN CORONA VIRUS.........JESUS CHRIST I FEEL THIS WILL NEVER END.

 STARTING WATCH A MOVIE WITH MARK WAHLBERG CALLED INSTANT FAMILY. IT IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY BUT I FELL ASLEEP ABOUT 40 MINUTES INTO IT. I WILL RE-WATCH IT BECAUSE IT SO BRINGS LIGHT TO KIDS WHO NEED HOMES.

  OFF TO BED THINKING HOW MY KID NEEDS A BACK-UP. SHE WAS QUITE UPSET ON THIS LOW-LIFE GUY'S TEXTS.

 I SLEPT LIKE ASS.

  THURSDAY      2 - 18 - 21

 WELP , THIS WAS AN INTERESTING DAY.....AND BAD NEWS.

 WALK DOG AND PUSH SNOW OFF VEHICLES ROOFS. DOG IS UNLEASHED AND TAKES OFF AROUND THE HOUSE. IT SCARES ME. SHE DOE IT A 2ND TIME AND I RUN DOWN THE DRIVEWAY. LUCKILY , A NEIGHBOR GRABBED HER BY THE HARNESS 3 HOUSES UP.

 THE SNOW COMES AND THAT MEANS SNOW PLOWING.  HERE WE GO :

 - TO MY GARAGE - I FLIP THE BLOWER UPSIDE DOWN AND USE A DIFFERENT HIGHER GRADE LUBRICANT TO GREASE THE SPROCKETS.  THE WHEELS HAVE BEEN LOCKING BADLY. I'M HOPING THIS WORKS BETTER.

 - THE SNOW IS LIGHT WITH CRYSTALLIZED HALE INTO IT. IT IS SLIGHTLY DRIZZLING FROZEN RAIN AND I AM VERY SURPRISED THE BLOWER IS THROWING THE SNOW VERY WELL. I FINISH MY PROPERTY WITH NO HASSLES.

 - I WALK THE MACHINE UP THE STREET AND DO 4 NEIGHBOR'S HOMES AND 4 OTHER NEIGHBOR'S SIDEWALKS.

 BACK HOME I SHOVEL LITTLE AREAS AND PUT THE BLOWER AWAY. THE MACHINE DID ITS JOB MUCH BETTER. WORKING ON THE CARBURETOR AND LUBING THE SPROCKETS LIKE A PORNO MOVIE REALLY HELPED.

 MOVE 2 VEHICLES DOWN TO THE DRIVEWAY AND START THE ENGINES TO MELT WINDSHIELDS. MY ELDEST AND I TAKE A RIDE TO MY PARENTS. HERE IS HOW THIS WENT :

 - ROADS ARE SLIPPERY AND WE MAKE IT THERE. I HAVE A LITTLE TROUBLE STARTING THE FREE SNOW BLOWER I LEFT AT MY PARENT'S HOUSE. BUT........IT WORKS PERFECTLY AND I PLOW THE DRIVEWAY AND PATHWAYS.

 - MY ELDEST CLEANS OFF THE CARS AND SHOVELS A BIT. I BLOW AS MUCH SNOW ONTO THEIR ANGRY NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY AS I COULD. LATER , MY ELDEST SAYS TO ME , " THE LADY CAME OUT TO YELL AT YOU BUT THE GRANDDAUGHTER STOPPED HER. " OH HOW I WISH SHE CAME OUT TO CONFRONT ME.

 - BLOWER HITS A DAMN NEWSPAPER BURIED IN THE SNOW. IT TOOK SOME TIME TO GET IT UN-WEDGED. THE MACHINE COMES WITH A SMALL SOLID BLACK SHOVEL CLIPPED TO THE FRONT OF THE PLOW. I USED THIS TO DISLODGE THE NEWSPAPER. OTHER THAN THAT THIS MACHINE WORKS EXCELLENT.

 - WE HAVE A NICE DINNER AND SHOW VIDEOS AND PICTURES TO MY PARENTS. MY DAD DRINKS SOME WHITE WINE. THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE.

 WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT THE NAIL. MY KID IS NOT HAPPY WE HAVE TO SHOVEL HERE. I TELL HER , " FOR 30 MINUTES I WILL GIVE YOU A 6 PACK OF WHITE CLAW."  I NEVER SEEN THE KID MOVE SO FAST.

 MY NEIGHBOR PLOWED THE BACK LOT WHICH IS RARE. WE SHOVELED THE BACK DOORS AND FRONT WALK WAY. WE WERE DONE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES.

 BACK HOME OUR 4 WHEEL DRIVE STRUGGLES TO GET UP OUR ICY DRIVEWAY. I WAS BURNING RUBBER.

 SETTLE IN TO WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE IN A SHOOT-OUT OVERTIME ( BIG SURPRISE ) AND SEASON 4 OPENER OF FARGO. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD.

 I ALLOWED RENTERS TO HEAD TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THE SCHEDULED PLOW WORKED PERFECTLY BEFORE THEY ARRIVED. ONE THING THAT DID NOT WORK OUT WAS OUR CLEANER WAS NOT RESPONDING TO MY TEXTS DURING THE WEEK. I FOUND OUT THE HOUSE WAS NOT CLEANED. SHE RAN OVER AND CLEANED AND CHECKED IT. THIS WAS GOOD.....BUT OF COURSE THERE IS BAD.

 THE BAD - CLEANER SENDS ME PICTURES OF A WET WALL AND CEILING IN A BEDROOM. THIS IS CAUSED FROM ICE DAMMING. OH , AND OUR NEW FRIDGE IS NOT COLD. I SWEAR IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING. CLEANER LEAVES AS RENTERS ARE MOVING IN. SHE TEXTS ME , " RENTERS ARE YOUNG AND THEY HAVE  A TON OF BEER. " I THINK I AM GOING TO REGRET HAVE 24 YEAR OLDS RENT OUR HOME EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THE GRANDSON.

 PARTS FOR MY C-PAP AND SHAMPOO VACUUM COME IN. I SPEND ABOUT 15 MINUTES ON THE C-PAP MACHINE AND IT STILL DOESN'T TO WORK.

 END THE NIGHT AND MY SHOULDER HURTS.

 SPEAKING OF HURTZ. CARSON WENTZ WAS TRADED TO THE COLTS. HE IS RE-UNITED WITH COACH FRANK REICH , A TOP 5 DEFENSIVE TEAM , A TOP 10 OFFENSIVE TEAM , AND PLAYING IN A DOME. I THINK COLTS WILL WIN NEXT 3 SUPER BOWLS. EAGLES AND NEW YOUNG QB HURTZ ARE THE NEW JETS..........BLOW.

 ELDEST HAS FRIENDS OVER AGAIN AFTER GOING SLEDDING.

 OFF TO BED AND GOT UP 4 TIMES TO PEE. OH MY GOD.

  FRIDAY        2 - 19 - 21

 I DON'T THINK THAT IS WHAT A MEN'S DIAPER IS USED FOR........

 BESIDES THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE LEAKS AND THE CONDO'S FRONT STORM DOOR FALLING OFF I GOT SOME MORE GOOD NEWS......THE WALK-IN FRIDGE AT THE NAIL IS NOT COOLING.......NICE.

 I HAVE BEEN MAKING A GOOD PUSH FOR VACATION RENTALS LATELY.

 I HAVE 2 BAGS OF DOG FRIENDLY SALT. SO , I USED THEM AROUND OUR DRIVEWAY AND PATHS. I ALSO CLEANED THE SNOW OFF CARS AND STARTED THE ENGINES.....AGAIN.

 A NICE FACT - LAST YEARS SNOW - 1/2 AN INCH. THIS YEARS SNOW - 27+ INCHES. THIS EQUALS = BLOW.

 A NICE FOOTBALL FACT - A TEAM HAS NOT DRAFTED A QUARTERBACK IN THE FIRST ROUND WHEN THEY HAVE A FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK OF THEIR OWN AND HE IS LESS THAN 28 YEARS OLD. ONLY TEAM TO DO THIS.....THE EAGLES.  THE LAST TEAM WAS THE JETS 50 YEARS AGO WITH JOE NAMATH.

 TOOK A RIDE TO DROP OFF A SAVE THE NAIL TEE-SHIRT TO GLEN MACNOW. WE MESSAGED BACK AND FORTH WHICH WAS KIINDA COOL.

 STOPPED AT THE BANK'S DRIVE THRU. THIS WAS FUN. THE DEPOSIT HAD NO BANKING NUMBERS AND THE AMOUNT WAS WRONG. I HAD TO CALL WHEELS WHO DIDN'T ANSWER AT FIRST. CARS BEEPING THEIR HORNS BEHIND ME FOR 15 MINUTES. IT WAS FUCKING EMBARRASSING. THE TELLER WAS NICE AND GAVE MAZE A DOG TREAT.

 STOPPED AT THE NAIL TO SALT OUR FRONT WALK WAYS AND BACK LOT.

 STOPPED AT D.M.I. HARDWARE TO PURCHASE A LARGE C-CLAMP.

 BACK HOME I WORK ON A NEW C-PAP MACHINE. IT IS MISSING THINGS BUT TODAY THAT PART WAS INSTALLED. OF COURSE IT DOES NOT WORK. THE LID WILL NOT CLOSE TO MAKE THE MACHINE TURN ON. THE SCREEN KEEPS READING " LID NOT CLOSED ". SO I TRIED USING A C-CLAMP TO LOCK IT IN POSITION. STILL NO GO. IT ENDS UP IT IS MISSING ANOTHER PART.......A RUBBER SEAL. NO WONDER I NEVER USED THIS DAMN MACHINE. I TRY MACGYVERING IT BY SUBSTITUTING A SEAL WITH RUBBER CAULK AND A MEN'S DIAPER. YEP , I CUT A MEN'S DIAPER INTO A SQUARE AND PLACED IT IN THE MACHINE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT FRIGGIN' WORKED.....BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH. I WILL ORDER THE PROPER SEAL AND USE THE MEN'S DIAPERS ACCORDINGLY..........WITH MY ASS.

 ELDEST AND I DELETED THE GOFUNDME PAGE AND SAVETHENAIL2021 VENMO ACCOUNTS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO LIVE STREAM SHOWS AND SELL THE REMAINING SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS AND SHARE THE GOFUNDME PAGE FOR TOMMY SCARS FAMILY.

 ORDERING SHIRTS IS JUST THROUGH THE NAIL NOW.

 PLAY WITH THE PUP......A 100 LAUGHS AND ENJOYMENT.

ELDEST FRIEND/BARTENDER COMES OVER AND WE TALK IN OUR MAIN ROOM AND PLAY WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THE FRIEND IS ADORABLE AND SHE ENTERTAINED US WITH A VIDEO OFF HER SLEDDING RIGHT UP AND OFF A KID MADE RAMP. SHE SOARED AND HIT THE GROUND HARD. I ASKED HER WHEN IN MID AIR DID YOU START SINGING " I BELIEVE I CAN FLY "

 PIZZA FOR DINNER. I SWEAR MY INTENTIONS WERE GOOD ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT BUT IT IS SO EASY TO JUST SAY "F" IT.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF DIRK GENTLY. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED. TRY CPAP MACHINE WITH MEN'S DIAPER. I DID NOT USE IT. I TOOK IT OUT OF THE MACHINE AND PUT IN ON AROUND MY ASS AND BALLS. FOR THE FIRST TIME I DID NOT GET UP TO PEE IN THE BATHROOM.....I JUST STAYED IN BED.

 AND FINALLY MY RUSTY NAIL FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WAS HACKED. APPARENTLY SOME KIND OF " FISHING " VIRUS. IT IS GOING THROUGH MY " FRIENDS " LIKE WATER....OH....MY....GOD.

   SATURDAY     2 - 20 - 21

 I LIKE TRUMP , THE FLYERS , AND HUNTING...........OMG.

 WELP......THROW THE DIET OUT THE WINDOW AGAIN. BUT , MAN IT WAS FUN.

  CHANGE MY FACEBOOK PASSWORD AND RUN A SCAN ON MY COMPUTER. THIS NASTY VIRUS WAS PERFECT TIMING TO GET ME. IT SENT OUT A SHITLOAD OF VIDEOS TO MANY OF MY " FRIENDS ". MY PHONE WAS NON-STOP FOR 10 HOURS. FUCKING BASTARD 3RD WORLD ASSHOLES WHO HATE US.

 UP EARLY AND ORDERED A SEAL FOR MY CPAP MACHINE. IT WILL REPLACE MY DIAPER SEAL.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.......TWICE.

  HERE'S THE STORIES.

 FIRST STORY - TEXT A GUY SELLING AN ASH/TRASHCAN FOR $10. I MENTION THE NAIL AND HE KNOWS US SO HE SAYS I CAN HAVE IT FOR FREE. LAST SHOW WE HAD A SHITLOAD OF CIGARETTE BUTTS OUTSIDE ON THE GROUND. MAN , DOES THIS BOTHER ME. OUR ASHCAN BURNT LIKE GUMBY IN A BOND FIRE SO I WANTED ONE TO REPLACE IT. SO LAST WEEK HE AGREES TO FREE AND HE SAID I CAN LOOK AROUND HIS GARAGE FOR MORE STUFF TO GET. WE CAN'T AGREE ON A TIME SO I TELL HIM I TEXT HIM TOMORROW.....NO RESPONSE. I TEXT HIM THURSDAY.......NO RESPONSE. WHAT IS FRUSTRATING IS I CAN " SEE " HE SAW MY FACEBOOK MESSAGE. I TEXT HIM FRIDAY.......NO RESPONSE. SO TODAY I GO ON HIS FACEBOOK PROFILE. I SEE HE BIG TIME LIKES TRUMP , THE FLYERS , AND HUNTING. MY NEXT TEXT , " I LIKE TRUMP , THE FLYERS , AND HUNTING. " HE RESPONDS IN UNDER 30 SECONDS.

 FIRST STORY CONTINUED - HE ASKS ME TO DRIVE OUT NOW. I AM THERE IN 13 MINUTES AND...................HE LEFT. OH MY GOD. PLUS , IT WAS A CORPORATE CENTER NOT A HOUSE. I TEXT HIM AND HE SAYS HE LEFT THE NEW ASH/TRASHCAN OUTSIDE. I RETRIEVE IT AND THE CAN IS IN PERFECT SHAPE. I TEXT HIM ABOUT THE OTHER STUFF AND HE SAYS HE HAS HANGING SHOP LIGHTS I DEFINITELY WOULD OF GOT. BUT....SINCE HE LEFT I COULD NOT SEE THE REST OF HIS STUFF SO I LEFT TOO. HE COULDN'T WAIT 13 FUCKING MINUTES.

 SECOND STORY - A REALLY NICE LADY IS SELLING HER HOUSE. SHE HAS 6 REALLY COOL BEER GLASSES FOR FREE. SHE IS ONLY 3 MINUTES FROM OUR HOUSE. I STOP BY AND SHE HAS OTHER STUFF OUT IN HER DRIVEWAY. I TAKE A LARGE BASKET OF CAR AND MORE CLEANING SUPPLIES. I TEXT HER I CAN NOT FIND THE BEER GLASSES. SHE IMMEDIATELY TEXTS BACK , " COMING ". SHE COMES OUTSIDE AND SHE INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED THE GLASSES AND PLACED THEM IN A BOX. WE EXCHANGE HELLOS AND SHE WAS REALLY NICE. 

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN A LONG LIST OF THINGS TO DO. MY MAIN THING WAS HAVING OUR A/C-FRIDGE TECHNICIAN STOP BY. OUR WALK-IN FREEZER WAS AT 50 DEGREES. WHILE WAITING FOR HIM I MOVED ALL OUR WARM BEER INTO OUR BEER BINS BEHIND THE BAR. THIS WAS NOT FUN.

 I SALTED AGAIN OUT FRONT AND BACK AREAS AND SHOVELED OUT A NICE LITTLE SECTION FOR OUR NEW ASH/TRASHCAN.  OH , ALL THE SALT I GOT ( AND IT'S A LOT ) WAS FREE OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS OF ME SEARCHING FOR IT ONLINE AND FOLLOWING SALT TRUCKS.....LOL......TRUE STORY. I WILL NEVER BUY SALT OR LIGHT BULBS THE REST OF MY LIFE.

 TEXT OUR ACCOUNTANT TO SEE HOW HE IS DOING WITH COVID.

 GIVE A RENTER 16 LIGHT BULBS. I FELT BAD BECAUSE ANY TIME I AM THERE EVER4Y BULB IS OUT.

 THE BAND LOADS IN AND THEY ARE SUPER COOL. THEY BUY DRINKS , FOOD , AND SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS. THEY ARE OVER THE TOP SUPER NICE. THE BAND'S NAME IS SWEET MOVES AND THEY DID AN AWESOME JOB OF STREAMING. HAVE TO THANK MY KIDS FOR DOING THE STREAM AGAIN.

 WE SEMI-OPENED UP FOR FRIENDS AND PATRONS TO SEE THE LIVE STREAM SHOW. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE PEOPLE , MUSIC , AND THE VIBE AGAIN.

 ONE BAND MEMBER FRIEND TIPPED OUR BARTENDER $200. OUR ELDEST GOT UPSET ( IN A GOOD WAY ).

 FRIDGE TECH SHOWS UP AND WITHIN 1 HOUR HE FIXES OUR WALK-IN BOX. IT IS NOW AN ICY 31 DEGREES. WE WILL KEEP AN EYE ON IT.

 A 2ND LIVE STREAM WAS OFF-SITE AND THEY WERE AWESOME !!! A 7 PIECE BAND FRONTED BY 3 FEMALES. THEY WERE GOOD AND SO MUCH FUN DANCING AROUND !!! THE GIRLS DRESSED IN TIGHT BLACK SKIRTS AND WERE SUPER COOL. THE BAND IS CALLED MALPRACTICE.

 MY ELDEST AND I GET ALOT OF THINGS DONE. BUT THAN A SPECIAL GUEST ARRIVES. HIS NAME IS " HOLLYWOOD ". THIS MEANS ONE THING.......BOOZE. HE ARRIVES AT 5PM AND SAYS HE CAN ONLY STAY UNTIL 6:30PM BECAUSE HE HAS A BIRTHDAY PARTY TO ATTEND. BY 8:30PM WE ARE FEELING GOOD AT THE BLACK HOLE. WE TELL SOME FUN STORIES AND COMPARE BEST AND WORST CONCERTS WE EVER BEEN TO. I AM SO SURPRISED HOLLYWOOD ( WHO'S BEEN TO OVER 700 SHOWS ) HAS 3 FEMALE ARTISTS IN HIS TOP 5.....MADONNA , LADY GAGA , AND TAYLOR SWIFT. IT WAS FUN TELLING OTHER STORIES TOO AND MAN DID HE HAVE SOME. ONE " ENCOUNTER " WITH A GIRL IN THE BEDROOM HOLLYWOOD TOLD US A TV FELL ON HIS HEAD WHILE DOING THE DEED. LATER HE TOLD ME MORE STORIES.....TOO FUNNY.

 WE DECIDE TO DRIVE HOME ( CAREFULLY ) AND MEET AT OUR LOCAL PUB FLIP & BAILEYS. HOLLYWOOD SAYS HE IS RIGHT BEHIND US. WE PARK AT HOME AND WHEELS JOINS US. ONE HOUR LATER HOLLYWOOD WALKS IN. HE STOPPED AT ANOTHER BAR FIRST. OH MY GOD.

 WALK HOME AND AND I AM FEELING GOOD. OFF TO BED AND I PUT A DIAPER ON.

 SUNDAY       2 - 21 - 21

 I'M NOT REALLY WEARING A DIAPER........YET.

 WORKED ON MY SHAMPOO VACUUM MACHINE AND ACTUALLY INSTALLED THE NEW MOTOR. I TURN IT ON AND..........IT SMOKES LIKE THE BEJESUS. IT IS DONE. I THREW IT OUT. I WILL ADD THIS TO ME FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE LIST. I INSTALLED A NICE WORK LIGHT TO A WALL CABINET. IT LOOKS HORRIBLE BUT MAN IT DID THE JOB.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR ANOTHER LIVE STREAM SHOW. ALMOST 300 VIEWS IN THE 3 HOUR BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-LIKE SET. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY SILLINESS WITH PUPPETS , SIGNS , AND TALKING TO THE CAMERA. WE HAVE TO THANK THE BAND GENE & THE HURRICANES. EVERY SONG WAS FUN.

 BARTENDER IS MAKING WAY MORE THAN ME. A PATRON TIPPED HER A $100. I HAVE BEEN SLOWLY OPENING UP TO THE PUBLIC AND IT WAS REALLY NICE TO SEE SOME REGULARS AND CO-WORKERS. ONE WORKER SAID , " SITTING AT HOME THESE LAST LONG MONTHS I KEPT THINKING I WANT TO GO HOME. I THOUGHT......THE NAIL IS MY HOME. "

 THE ASHCAN WORKED EXCELLENT TONIGHT.

 I CHILL AND IT WAS FUN TO MAKE FOOD ORDERS AGAIN. I ALSO CHANGED THE MARQUEE SIGN AND DID OTHER STUFF.

 BOOKED ANOTHER RENTER AND  A BIRTHDAY SHOW.

 TO MY SURPRISE MY ELDEST SAID , " LET'S ROLL. " I LEFT EARLY AND BEGAN PACKING FOR A ROAD TRIP AT HOME. I WAS EXHAUSTED AND MY LEGS WERE IN FIRST GEAR. WHEELS HELPED PREP TOO. FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES I DOUBLE CHECKED MY LISTS AND WHEN OUR ELDEST GOT HOME WE GOT ON THE ROAD NORTH AT 10PM AT NIGHT.....SHE DROVE.

 WE TALKED AND LISTENED TO MUSIC AND THE TIME FLEW BY.

 FLYERS LOSE TO THE MOST GORGEOUS OUTDOOR ICE HOCKEY RINK EVER. OH MY GOD THE PICTURES THE TV WAS SHOWING......ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT. OH.....THEY GOT SMOKED 7 - 3 .

 76ERS LOSE TOO.......BLOW.

 STOP AT WAWA TO GAS UP AND BUY ROAST BEEF HOAGIES FOR TOMORROW'S LUNCH. I REALLY LIKE MY WAWA CREDIT CARD.

 WE ARRIVE AT OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE. A TON OF SNOW EVERYWHERE BUT SO PRISTINE. THE YOUNG RENTERS WHO I WAS VERY NERVOUS ABOUT LEFT OUR HOME PERFECT. WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. I MAKE A DRINK AND STAY UP TO ABOUT 12:30AM.

 OFF TO SLEEP AND SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES MAKING MY BED AND MORE.

 I DID NOT SLEEP WELL WHICH KINDA PISSED ME OFF.

   MONDAY     2 - 22 - 21

 ABOUT 4 INCHES OF SNOW AND MAN DOES IT LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

 FIRST THING I SEE IN THE MORNING WITH ALL THE SNOW.....3 DEER WALKING RIGHT PAST OUR HOUSE AND ONE WAS ON THE LAKE. I TOOK A VIDEO OF THEM AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.

 DID SOME THINGS TODAY - CHOPPED WOOD OLD SCHOOL STYLE WITH AN AXE WHERE BLACK ANTS WERE HIBERNATING IN , WORKED ON A WET WALL AND CEILING FROM AN ICE DAMN , SHOVELED SNOW , PILED WOOD , SWEPT OFF VEHICLE OF SNOW , CHANGED BULBS , FIXED 10 THINGS , PLAYED WITH PUP IN THE DEEP SNOW , AND MORE.

 WAWA RECOMMENDED HOAGIE - DOUBLE ROAST BEEF WITH DOUBLE CHEESE. GOOD GOD IT WAS EXCELLENT.

 TRIED A NEW NETFILX SERIES CALLED GODLESS WITH JEFF BRIDGES. IT WAS GOOD AND I WILL TRY THE 2ND EPISODE. THE THEME - " AN 1800'S OLD COWBOY TOWN WITH ALL WOMEN BECAUSE ALL THE MEN DIED IN A FREAK MINE SHAFT EXPLOSION.

 MADE AN OUTSTANDING BREAKFAST SANDWICH. I AM NOT SURE WHAT I DID BUT THIS EGG , CHEESE , HAM SANDWICH ON AN ENGLISH MUFFIN WAS BORDER LINE MCDONALDS GREAT.

 I THOUGHT SOMEONE MOVED THE HEAVY CEMENT LID OFF OUR SEPTIC TANK. APPARENTLY IT WAS AN OPTICAL ILLUSION WITH A SNOW BANK AND A FLOOD LIGHT SHADOW. MAN , I WOULD OF BET MONEY IT WAS HALF SLID OFF. LUCKILY , IT WAS NOT.

 TALKED TO A FRIEND AND HE DROVE BY THE NAIL AND SAW THE MARQUEE SAY , " THE NAIL IS SAVED ". HE CALLS ME AND ASKS , " DID YOU GUY GO RELIGIOUS ON ME ? " APPARENTLY , HE DID NOT GO ON FACEBOOK FOR ALMOST  A YEAR WHERE WE WOULD OF SAW THE FLOOD OF POSTS ABOUT THE NAIL , LIVE STREAMING , AND GOFUNDME PAGES.

 MY KID AND I WATCH 4 EPISODES OF WANDAVISION. THEY WERE VERY GOOD. WHAT IS COOL IS AT THIS HOUSE OUR ROKU TV HAS EVERY STREAM AVAILABLE BECAUSE RENTERS LOG IN AND FORGET TO LOG OUT.

 TALKED TO CHARLIE WEAVER'S OWNER. GOOD CHANCE WE WILL BE STOPPING BY.

 A YOUNG FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST WRITES A NICE FACEBOOK MESSAGE TO ME ABOUT HOW WHEELS & I TREATED HIM TO BEVERAGE AND FOOD SATURDAY NIGHT. I RESPONDED AROUND 6AM WITH A SIMPLE QUICK  " OK ". HE WAS A LITTLE MIFFED AND TOLD MY ELDEST. SO , TODAY I WROTE HIM A BOOK BACK.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED I CARE A LOT. ONE MAIN STAR IS THE SHORT PERSON FROM GAME OF THRONES PETER DINKLAGE WHO I REALLY LIKE. IT WAS BAD TO OKAY TO EH. IF IT DID NOT HAVE THE ENDING I WOULD OF NOT LIKED THIS MOVIE AT ALL. THE ENDING SAVED IT FROM REALLY SUCKING.

 MAN , TEXAS IS TAKING A BEATING.

 SLEPT OKAY TO DECENT. STILL WISH I SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT JUST ONE FRIGGIN' TIME.

 THE DOG JUST DOWNRIGHT CRACKS US UP. WE HAVE BEEN CHASING AND GETTING HER RILED UP. SHE IS PRETTY FUNNY IN THE DEEP SNOW TOO.

 MAYBE YOU CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION FROM MY YOUNGEST TRYING TO HELP A BUSINESS CLASS.

 QUESTION - " WHAT ARE THE FIRST 5 WORDS YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR GINGER ALE ? "

 MY ANSWER - IT'S WHAT MY GRANDMA AND MOM ALWAYS SAID TO ME , " GOOD FOR AN UPSET STOMACH ".

 YOUNGEST RESPONSE - " THAT IS GOOD BUT THEY MUST BE 5 SEPARATE DESCRIPTIVE WORDS ".

 MY ANSWER - " BUBBLY , SETTLING , TASTY , COMFORTING , AND WHISKEY ".

 I WAS LOOKING OUTSIDE AND SEEING HOW OVER THE TOP BEAUTIFUL IT IS HERE. I THOUGHT , " MAN THIS IS SO COOL. " ABOUT 30 SECONDS LATER OUR SECURITY PAD STARTING BEEPING AND MALFUNCTIONING. IT TOOK ME 30 MINUTES TO DISARM IT. I REALLY FEEL IT WAS GOD'S WAY OF SAYING , " HEY CHRIS , YOU'RE GETTING TOO FAT LOOKING AT MY NATURE SO I WILL PUT YOU TO WORK.........FATTY. "

  TUESDAY    2 - 23 - 21

 WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ?

  I HAD EASILY 10 PUNCH LIST JOBS GOING AT ONCE AND I NOTICE SOME MOVEMENT UNDER A LARGE PINE CANOPY TREE. IT TOOK ME JUST A SECOND TO REALIZE IT WAS ALMOST 20 DEER HANGING UNDER IT. ONE BY ONE THEY STARTED A " FOLLOW THE LEADER " LINE ACROSS OUR BACK YARD. I FILMED AND POSTED IT.....KINDA COOL. IT WAS NICE HOW MUCH FAMILY COMMENTED.

 CONTINUED MY PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. ONE PROJECT WAS TO REMOVE A STAIN FROM A MATTRESS. A HOME MADE CONCOCTION OF DAWN BLUE LIQUID , BAKING SODA , AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ACTUALLY KINDA WORKED. I LATER HIT IT AGAIN WITH A STAIN REMOVER SPRAY.  I WOULD SAY 75% WAS REMOVED. I WILL HIT IT AGAIN.

 SAD TO SAY ANOTHER FLYING SQUIRREL HAS GONE TO THE GREAT FLYING CIRCUS IN THE SKY.

 THEY SAY NEVER GO SHOPPING HUNGRY. I SHOULD OF USED THIS ADVICE. MY ELDEST AT I TRAVEL TO THE LOCAL MARKET. WE END UP BUYING WAY TOO MUCH. AT THE CHECK-OUT LINE MY KID SAYS , " DO YOU HEAR THIS SONG ? " IT WAS THE STRAY CATS SONG " STRAY CAT STRUT " WHICH WE REALLY LIKE.  WE START SINGING IT AND WE PAUSE. I ASKED THE REGISTER GIRL , " CAN YOU TURN UP THE MUSIC IN HERE ? "

 WE LEAVE AND NOTICE THE LOCAL ICE-CREAM SHOP IS OPEN. THIS STORE IS BETTER THAN DAIRY QUEEN AND THE FEMALE WORKER IN SPANDEX IS ADORABLE. SO , WE BUY DOUBLE SNICKER EARTH QUAKES.......DAMN IT.

 WE LEAVE AND DRIVE BY CAPONE'S BAR. IT IS A TUESDAY AT 5:30PM. WE DECIDE TO LEAVE OUR ICE-CREAM IN THE CAR AND GO IN FOR ONE BEER AND ORDER THEIR WINGS I HEARD WERE GOOD. FOR CLOSE TO 30 YEARS I ALWAYS WANTED TO CHECK THIS PLACE OUT. IT IS A DIVE BAR AND BIGGER THAN I THOUGHT WITH GAMES AND A POOL TABLE. LOCALS OF ALL AGES WERE THERE INCLUDING ONE GUY WHO HAD TO BE 90 YEARS OLD. HE DANCED AND EVERY THING HE SAID WAS ABOUT SEX. I LIKE THIS PLACE. WINGS WERE GOOD AND THE OWNER SAID THANK FOR STOPPING BY WHICH I THOUGHT WAS NICE. I WILL RETURN TO SHOW WHEELS.

 BACK HOME WE GET DIVERTED. ON THE WAY WE SAW A DOWNED WIRE AND A MACK TRUCK STOPPED IN FRONT OF IT. WE THOUGHT AFTER 1 HOUR IT BE CLEARED. WELP , IT WASN'T. WE USED OUR G.P.S. TO GO AROUND THE BYPASS. THERE WERE COPS AND FIRE ENGINES ALL OVER THE PLACE. IT WAS KINDA COOL BEING ON ROADS I NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

 AT HOME , I HAVE NO DINNER BUT SOME WINGS. WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH TV.

 WE TRY A TV SERIES CALLED FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE. THE FIRST SCENE A BIG GUY IS BANGING A HOT GIRL HOLDING HER UP. BELIEVE OR NOT I DID NOT LIKE THIS SERIES AT ALL.

 NEXT WE TRY KEVIN JAMES NEW NETFLIX SERIES CALLED THE CREW. IT IS ABOUT THE WORLD OF RACE DRIVERS. WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES AND I LIKED IT.

 BOOKED ANOTHER WEEK FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND A LONG WEEKEND TO A BARTENDER'S KID. BECAUSE I KNOW HERE FOR OVER 25 YEARS I AM ALLOWING HER 18 YEAR OLD SON AND 7 FRIENDS TO RENT OUR HOME. I HAVE NEVER RENTED TO ANYONE UNDER 20 FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS. I ACTUALLY HAD THE SON CALL ME SO I COULD FEEL HIS VIBE. OUR BARTENDER WILL DRIVE UP AND HELP CLEAN THE LAST DAY LEAVING. THIS ALSO HELPED THE DECISION. IT WAS SUPER NICE TALKING TO HER TOO.

 76ERS GET PAY BACK WIN AFTER LOSING TO TORONTO THE NIGHT BEFORE.

 I MESS AROUND ON THE COMPUTER TO END THE NIGHT WHILE MY ELDEST WATCHED BRIDGERTON.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD........NICE. I SWEAR BEING HERE IS DOWN RIGHT AWESOME.

  WEDNESDAY     2 - 24 - 21

 OMG.....I ATE TOO MUCH.

 START OUT EARLY POSTING A VIDEO OF A BEAUTIFUL 8 POINT BUCK CASUALLY FOLLOWING A DOE. THEY CAME RIGHT ACROSS OUR FRONT PATH AND WALKED ON TO THE LAKE. MAN.....SOMETHING ABOUT A BUCK THAT IS JUST SO MAJESTIC.

 SOMETIMES THE MANUAL DOES NOT MUCH THE PRODUCT. I BOUGHT NEW AA BATTERIES FOR OUR ALARM SYSTEM. A WARNING SYMBOL SEEMS TO SAY LOW BATTERY EVEN THOUGH IT IS PLUGGED INTO AN OUTLET. I REMOVE THE PANEL ONLY TO FIND THE BATTERIES ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO AA BATTERIES. I ORDER A NEW BACK UP SUPPLY SOURCE.

 BEST HELP FOR ICE DAMS IS GOOD OLE MOTHER NATURE..........WHO TECHNICALLY STARTED IT. THE VERY LARGE AND THICK ICE DAM / ICE CYCLE FELL FROM OUR 2ND FLOOR GUTTER. HALF HIT A TREE AND THE OTHER HALF HIT THE GROUND. TODAY WE REACHED ALMOST 50 DEGREES WHICH SO HELPED WITH SHOVELING ALL THE DECKS AND STEPS.

 WHERE ARE THESE DAMN FLYING SQUIRRELS COMING FROM ?!?!?!?! YOU KNOW WHAT TOTALLY SUCKS ? FINDING A DEAD FLYING SQUIRREL IN A TRAP. I ONLY HOPE IT WAS SUPER QUICK. YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS EVEN MORE ????!!!!......FINDING A LIVE FLYING SQUIRREL IN A TRAP. OH MAN , NOW WHAT DO I DO. DAMN IT !!!!.......HIS EYES ARE SO CUTE !!!!

 FINISHED SEASON 1 OF THE CREW WITH KEVIN JAMES. I LIKED IT.

 A WONDERFUL FACE-TIME WITH EVERYONE. I HAVE TO ADMIT FACE-TIMING IS PRETTY DANG COOL. SEEING OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE WAS SUPER NICE.

 SHOWER AND DRESS TO GO TO OUR FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT.........CHARLIE WEAVERS. THE FOOD IS JUST DOWN RIGHT EXCELLENT. WE ATE WAY WAY TOO MUCH BUT IT WAS SO DAMN GOOD. FACE-TIMING WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST TO SAY HELLO TO THE WAITRESS/OWNER MIGHT OF BEEN RUBBING IT IN JUST A LITTLE.

 BACK HOME I TOTALLY CRASH. I ATE WAY TOO MUCH AND FEEL HORRIBLE WITH A HEAD ACHE. THE FOOD WAS SO GOOD AND I WAS SUCH A STUPID GLUTTON. OUR ELDEST PLAYS WITH THE PUP WHILE I WALLOW ON THE COUCH.

 WE FACE-TIME AGAIN AND WITH A FAMILY MEMBER WHICH WAS NICE.

 I HAVE 2 COFFEE DRINKS TO TRY TO WAKE UP. IT WAS A NO GO. WE WATCHED A BEST OF 2020 COMEDIANS ON NETFLIX. IT WAS GOOD AND DEFINITELY AWKWARD WITH SEX TALK STUFF WHILE MY DAUGHTER WAS SITTING 10 FEET AWAY. NIKKI GLASER IS SUPER HOT AND CRUDE. I THINK I WOULD OF LIKED IT ALOT MORE IF MY DAUGHTER WAS NOT WITH ME.

 I JUST CAN'T STAY UP. I AM TOO FULL AND IT IS ONLY 10PM.....DAMN IT. I HEAD TO BED.

 I DID HAVE A DREAM THAT ME AND DAVE CHAPPELL WERE BANGING TWO OLD LADIES. MY OLD LADY LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE THE  ACTRESS DIANNE WIEST. I WAS TOTALLY DOING HER DOGGY STYLE AND HER OLD FLAB AND MY FAT FLAB WAS FLYING EVERY WHERE......MOSTLY IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. OH THE HUMANITY OF IT ALL.  PLEASE DO NOT GOOGLE HER PICTURE. IT'S EMBARRASSING. THE COOL THING WAS MY COCK WAS HUGE.......LIKE 16 INCHES HUGE. ( DOUBLE )

  THURSDAY     2 - 25 - 21

 BE FREE MY LITTLE FRIEND.....BE FREE !!

 ANOTHER DAY OF FEELING FAT. MAN I ATE TOO MUCH AND IT STILL IS SITTING WITH ME THE NEXT DAY. SO , WE ORDERED A PIZZA.

 LOADED UP ALL OLD SCHOOL LUMBER CUT WOOD IN THE VAN. I BROUGHT THE LOGS HERE AS A PRECAUTION IN CASE WE LOST POWER. I WILL BRING THEM BACK HOME FOR A FIRE PIT. WHAT IS COOL IS RENTERS LEFT A BOX OF HALF BALL FIRE STARTERS ALONG WITH 20 CANDLES. THESE WILL COME HOME TOO SINCE I DO NOT TRUST RENTERS.

 SO , I PEEK MY HEAD UP INTO THE ATTIC AND NOW THE FLYING SQUIRREL HAS BURIED ITSELF INTO THE  INSULATION. I PULL THE TRAP IT IS STUCK TO AND SEE IT IS BARELY ON IT'S LITTLE FOOT. I PLACE HIM ( OR HER ) IN A SHOE BOX AND TAKE A PICTURE TO SEND TO WHEELS AND THE KIDS. IT'S WHAT I DO.

 SO ME AND FLYING SQUIRRELY TAKE A RIDE. I PULL IN A LARGE PARKING LOT NEAR A GARAGE LIKE STRUCTURE. I PUT GLOVES ON AND USING A NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS RELEASE THE FLYING SQUIRREL'S FOOT FROM THE TRAP. YES , HE DID BITE ME. I HAD HIM UPSIDE DOWN AND DROPPED HIM INTO THE SNOW. HE SCURRIED OFF QUICKLY AND CLIMBED A TELEPHONE POLE ABOUT 2 FEET UP. I WISHED HIM WELL AND LEFT.

 STOP AT A LIQUOR STORE TO GET BRANDY FOR WHEELS ( AND A LITTLE FOR ME ) AND SOME WHITE WINE.

 BACK HOME I DO SOME ODD PROJECTS.

 I FINISH THE SERIES GODLESS. JESUS WHAT A FINALE. OVERALL , I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 MY ELDEST AND I WATCH A NEW SERIES WITH TED DANSON CALLED MR. MAYOR.......LIKE HE DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH TV SERIES. WE WATCHED 3 OF THEM WHICH ARE ONLY 20 MINUTES LONG. HOLLY HUNTER IS GOOD AND I NEVER REALIZED SHE IS UNDER 5 FOOT. HER BIO SAYS 5' 2" BUT SHE CAN BE TALLER THAN 3 FOOT.

 A FUN THING WE DID WAS USE YOU-TUBE TO WATCH MUSIC VIDEOS. I STAYED UP TO 1:30AM....THANKS TO THE COFFEE/BAILEYS/CHOCOLATE MILK CONCOCTION.

 I THINK AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE USE OUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT. TODAY WE CUT ONE PERSON OUT BECAUSE HE IS A DICK HEAD. IT'S THE GUY WHO DID NOT PAY THE AGREED PAYMENT FOR MY ELDEST HOUSE / DOG / CAR / AND MORE SITTING. I WAS SURPRISED HE ACTUALLY PAID SOME. HE KEEPS BLOCKING HER AFTER SENDING ONE TEXT. SO.........WE BLOCKED HIM FROM USING OUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT. I SHOULD OF KNOWN WHAT KIND OF PERSON HE IS BY HOW HE LIVES......IN A FILTHY DOG SHIT RIDDEN AND DOG PISS APARTMENT. IT MAKES ME SICK JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY. I HOPED THAT LITTLE FLYING SQUIRREL FOUND A WARM SHELTER AT NIGHT.

 WHEELS ATTENDS A ZOOM WINE & CHEESE PARTY HELD BY A BANK. IT WAS FOR THE BLUE BLOODS AND THE BANK SENT THE FAMILY A WINE & CHEESE BASKET SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE THE ZOOM GATHERING. THE ONLY THING MY BANK SENDS IS OVERDUE NOTICES.

 FRIDAY     2 - 26 - 21

 IT IS TOO NICE TO LEAVE.

 UP EARLY AND SLEPT OKAY AT BEST. THE DOG PUSHING ME ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE OF THE BED IS STARTING TO GET ON MY NERVES.

 LOOKING VERY FORWARD TO SAYING GOODBYE TO FEBRUARY.

 I BEGIN THE PROCESS OF CHECK-OUT......VACUUM THE FIREPLACE OUT , CLEAN THE WOOD STOVE GLASS , VACUUM THE WHOLE HOUSE , PACK ALL TOOLS & SUPPLIES IN MUDROOM , STRAIGHTEN UP OUTSIDE , WIPE EVERYTHING DOWN , MAKE BEDS..............OH GOD I HATE CHECKING-OUT.

 MY ELDEST CLEANING UP THE NIGHT BEFORE BY PACKING BOOZE AND SNACKS ALONG WITH EMPTYING THE DISHWASHER DID HELP.

 WE BEGIN TO PACK THE VAN. WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND TALK ABOUT FUTURE THINGS.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN.....TWICE.

 1ST - LITTLE DID I REALIZE I USED THIS SAME GUY BEFORE. THIS PRODUCT WAS NEW SHUTTERS WITH PLASTIC PLUGS. I GOT 2 AS A TEST MODE. MOST LIKELY INSTALL THEM IN THE BACK TO SEE HOW THEY LOOK.

 2ND - WE ARRIVE HOME AND WHEELS ASKS ME TO LOOK FOR A COUCH SINCE OUR DOG TORE UP OURS. IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE IT IS A GOOD LEATHER SOFA. ANYWAY , I FIND A LARGE COTTON FABRIC COUCH WITH CUSHIONS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. MY ELDEST AND WHEELS RIDE TO HAVERTOWN WITH ME AND PICK IT UP USING OUR TRAILER WHICH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE AND CAN'T BELIEVE I DID NOT HAVE A TRAILER 10 YEARS AGO. WE TIMED IT PREFECT. THE WIFE ( PIECE OF ASS ) WAS HOME AND WE STARTED PREPPING TO LOAD IT IN THE TRAILER. THE HUSBAND ( PIECE OF ASS ) COMES HOME AND HELPS ME. WE WERE THERE 10 MINUTES. IT WAS FUNNY AS ALL OF US SAT ON THE COUCH TO TEST IT AND I ASKED FOR A GLASS OF WINE AND IF THE WIFE COULD PUT A GOOD MOVIE ON. SHE LAUGHED AND PROBABLY THOUGHT , " GOD I HOPE HE DOESN'T SEE OUR PIZZA ON THE KITCHEN TABLE. "

 WE ARRIVE HOME AND A BLOCK AWAY WE SEE A FRIEND'S BOYFRIEND. WE ASK HIM TO HELP US LOAD THE COUCH INSIDE. HE SAYS , " ABSOLUTELY ".  HE NEVER SHOWS AND HIS GIRLFRIEND ( WHO WE TREAT LIKE A DAUGHTER ) HELPS US AND SHE IS SO FUN JUST TO BE WITH.

 WE GET THE COUCH INSIDE AND IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. IT IS PET AND SMOKE FREE AND ONLY 2 YEARS OLD. PLUS I GET TO IMAGINE THE SMOKE SHOW WIFE'S ASS WAS ON IT FOR 2 YEARS.....AND THE HUSBANDS.

 I DISCONNECT THE TRAILER AND STORE IT IN THE GARAGE. MAN I LOVE THIS TRAILER.

 WHEELS WASHES OUR ELDEST HAIR.

 WE SETTLE IN TO WATCH TV AND HAVE  LIBATION OR TWO. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF FARGO. IT WAS GOOD.

 ELDEST FRIENDS COME OVER AGAIN. ABOUT 5 OF THEM ALONG WITH THE GUY WHO WAS GOING TO HELP US MOVING THE COUCH. HE PURCHASED A MOTORCYCLE AND I CHECKED IT OUT.

 WHEELS CONTACTS NURSING FRIENDS TO HELP OUT OUR " DAUGHTER " FOR AN OBSERVATION ONLY 10 HOUR INTERNSHIP.

 MY FILTER FOR MY CPAP MACHINE CAME IN. IT WORKS PERFECTLY. THIS NEW MACHINE IS WAY BETTER THAN MY OLD ONE......AFTER I BOUGHT 2 PARTS FOR IT.

  SATURDAY      2 - 27 - 21

 2 REALLY GOOD LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCES TODAY BY BILL KOPP AND BAD HOMBRES. OMG.........ALMOST BROUGHT ME TO TEARS AGAIN. IT'S A WEIRD FEELING THAT BANDS SHOW SO MUCH LOVE AND SUPPORT TO DO STREAMS FOR THE NAIL. IT IS LITERALLY HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SHOWING SUPPORT FOR OUR LITTLE DIVE BAR. IT JUST BOGGLES MY MIND.

 INVESTOR WHO LIKE ME TO RUN THE NAIL HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE PICTURE SAYING " IT IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME ". GEE.......NO SHIT. THE NAIL IS OFFICIALLY 100% OFF THE MARKET.

 DROVE MY NEPHEW TO A SOCCER COMPLEX. GOOD GOD THERE WERE A SHIT LOAD OF PEOPLE AND MAYBE 10 FIELDS. I HAD A REALLY NICE TIME JUST TALKING TO MY YOUNG NEPHEW. WHEN DID HE GET SO MATURE ?

 SPRAYED OUR " NEW " COUCH DOWN WITH DISINFECTANT AND ODOR REMOVER. I PROBABLY DID NOT HAVE TO BUT FIGURED I WOULD. AT 6AM I WAS DOING THIS. I REALLY LIKE THIS COUCH.

  AT THE NAIL I MEET OUR DOORMAN TO PICK UP HIS " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS. WE CHILLED FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS. IT WAS NICE.

 KINDA MISSING THE POCONOS AND I WAS JUST THERE FOR A WEEK.

 I TEXT A PICTURE TO MY YOUNGEST.  IT IS A PICTURE OF OUR HULU ACCOUNT'S HOME PAGE. A FRIEND OF HER'S ADDED AN ACCOUNT AND NAMED IT " NICOLE'S FREELOADER FRIEND ". IT MAKES ME GIGGLE EVERY TIME I SEE IT. SHE TEXTS ME A " LOL " AND SAYS THEY ARE WATCHING " PEAKY BLINDERS ".  EVERY TIME SHE TELLS ME SHE IS WATCHING THIS SHOW I YELL BACK LOUDLY " PEAKY F'N BLINDERS !!!! "

  ELDEST INVITES ME AND WHEELS TO LOCAL PUB. WE DECLINE.

 OH THE GUY I CRADLED AT THIS PUB AND GOT COVID.....DIED 3 DAYS AGO.

 WE CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FARGO. BOTH WERE GOOD. WHEN A CRAZY NURSE GIVES A HAND JOB TO AN ITALIAN MAFIA BOSS WHILE SINGING GOD BLESS AMERICA..........THAT'S GOOD WRITING.

 76ERS......BLOW.

 FLYERS WITH A NICE SHUT-OUT WIN.

 OFF TO BED ONLY TO WAKE UP FOR PEEING AND WALKING THE MOANING DOG........DAMN IT.

  SUNDAY   2 - 28 - 21

 GOOD RIDDEN FEBRUARY.....AND WHERE DID ALL THIS RAIN COME FROM ?

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN.....TWICE.  WHEELS RIDES WITH ME AND IT IS SO HELPFUL. MAN , WAS THIS A ROAD TRIP. I ENJOYED IT THOUGH.

 - FIRST STOP OFF 422 FOR 2 LIFT GATE GARAGE REMOTES. WE HAVE 2 IN OUR HOUSE BUT IT BE NICE TO HAVE THEM IN THE CARS ALSO. SO , I PICKED THEM UP. AN ASIAN GIRL WHO GAVE THEM TO ME WAS EASY ON EYES....AND VERY POLITE. I TOLD WHEELS SHE INVITED ME IN BUT I REPLIED , " SORRY , MY WIFE IS WAITING IN THE CAR. " HOT ASIAN WOMAN REPLIED , " NO HAPPY ENDING FOR YOU . "

 - IN THE HARD RAIN WE DRIVE. NEXT , WE STOP AT A FRIENDS ITALIAN DELI FOR SANDWICHES.

 - WE STOP IN BROOMALL TO PICK UP PAPERWORK MY COUSIN GOT FOR MY PARENTS COVID SHOTS. I WILL DRIVE THEM BACK AND FORTH TOMORROW.

 - WE STOP IN MEDIA TO WAVE HELLO TO MY COUSIN WHO JUST HAD A BABY.

 - IN MEDIA STILL I PICK UP 7 WOOD BED RISERS IN PERFECT SHAPE. THESE NICE ONES WILL REPLACE THE ONES I MADE OUT OF 2 X 4'S.

 - STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO DROP OFF VACCINATION PAPER WORK.

 - WHEELS DROPS ME OFF AT THE NAIL AND SHE ROLLS HOME.

 I PREP WITH THE BAND AND MAN DID THEY HAVE A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF TO SET UP.  A 6 PIECE BAND IS DEFINITELY A SQUEEZE ON OUR STAGE. BUT IT WORKED OUT AND THEY PLAYED FUN 80'S SONGS. OVER 300 VIEWS.

 BACK HOME AND WE HAVE SOME DINNER. THE USUAL FANTASTIC HOAGIES WERE OKAY BECAUSE I HAD TO MICROWAVE THEM.

 A TALK WITH OUR ELDEST. WE ARE NOT ON THE SAME PAGE RIGHT NOW BUT THINGS LOOK LIKE THEY WILL BE........WE HOPE. I WAS NOT IN THE BEST MOOD T6O SAY THE LEAST.

 FLYERS WITH ANOTHER SHUT-OUT WIN OVER BUFFALO.

  AROUND 8PM WE SETTLE IN TO WATCH TV AND OUR ELDEST SAYS THERE IS ALOT OF WATER IN THE BASEMENT......SON OF A BITCH.

 DOWN THE BASEMENT WE GO. ALL THIS RAIN AND I DID NOT EVEN THINK COMBINED WITH MELTING SNOW OUR BASEMENT WOULD GET SLAMMED. WE USE A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP THE WATER AND 2 LARGE PLASTIC BINS TO PLACE WET CARPET TILES IN. I DECIDE I MUST INSTALL ANOTHER SUMP PUMP IN THE BASEMENT. THIS WOULD BE 3 TOTAL.  ONE HOUR LATER WE GO BACK UPSTAIRS.....I NEED BOOZE.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF FARGO. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP AND I DREAM MY TRAILER HITCH FELL APART. I WAS TRYING TO TOTALLY MACGYVER IT BUT TO NO AVAIL.

 UP AT 3:30AM I LET THE PUP OUT. I DECIDE TO STAY UP. I TEXT A FAMILY MEMBER I CAN'T HELP HIM ON A JOB IN NEW JERSEY UNLESS I'M REALLY NEEDED. I GOT SOME THINGS I MUST TAKE CARE OF. I FEEL BAD BECAUSE I EVEN SET-UP A HOUSE TO CRASH AT FOR A COUPLE OF NIGHTS.

 BACK TO BED AT 6AM. I HAVE TO GET AT LEAST ONE MORE HOUR SLEEP.

 MONDAY     3 - 1 - 21

 AND FEBRUARY IS GONE. ANOTHER COLD DAY BUT I HEAR TEMPS WILL RISE. MOST OF THE SNOW SHOULD BE GONE.

 SPENT TIME CUTTING A LARGE LEATHER SOFA IN HALF.....IN OUR KITCHEN. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN USING A SAW SALL AND BOLT CUTTER.

 SET UP WHEELS IN OUR YOUNGEST BEDROOM FOR HER " NEW " OFFICE AREA. SHOULD BE ALOT BETTER AND QUIETER.

 TOOK MY PARENTS TO GET COVID VACCINATIONS. IT IS RIGHT IN OUR AREA. THEY WERE VERY EFFICIENT WITH MOVING HOARDS OF PEOPLE.....MAYBE NOT SO MUCH WITH PARKING.

 SHOULDER HURTS FOR ALMOST 2 MONTHS NOW. MAN , IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 CONSOLIDATED TRASH FOR PICKUP AT OUR SIDEWALK. THIS WAS FUN.

 MESSED AROUND WITH PROGRAMMING 2 GARAGE REMOTES. I GOT THEM TO WORK BY TAKING CALCULATOR BATTERIES OUT AND USING THEM. UNFORTUNATELY , EVERY ONE OF THE 6 CALCULATOR BATTERIES I REMOVED ONLY ONE WORKED. I GOT THE REMOTES TO WORK BUT THEY ARE VERY LOW ON BATTERY. IT WOULD OF BEEN NICE OF THAT ASIAN LADY TO TELL ME SHE REMOVED THE BATTERIES FROM THE GARAGE REMOTES I GOT FROM HER.

 IS IT ME OR COLD WEATHER BLOWS ?

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF YOUR HONOR. IT WAS PREDICTABLE BUT OKAY TO GOOD AT BEST.

 SO ANYONE TRYING TO WATCH SHAMELESS ? SHOWTIME IS SPREADING EACH EPISODE OUT BY 3 WEEKS OR MORE BECAUSE IT IS THE LAST SEASON. THEY WANT TO MILK THE ALL TIME HIGHEST RATED SHOW BECAUSE ONCE IT'S DONE.....SO IS SHOWTIME. THEY HAVE NOT HAD A NEW EPISODE IN OVER 4 WEEKS. PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. WE WATCHED AN EPISODE TONIGHT AND A SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT REEL / SCROOGE-ISH DOCUMENTARY ON FRANK WHICH WAS OKAY.

 FIXED A DOG LEASH RUNNER THAT SOMETIMES SLIPS OFF THE PUP WHILE SHE WAS ON IT.

 76ERS WITH A NICE WIN.

 I PLAY ONE GAME OF INTERNET POKER. THE BUY-IN IS A HALF MILLION DOLLARS. I WON AND WENT TO SLEEP THINKING WHAT TO SO WITH THE 3.5 MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE MONEY.

  TUESDAY     3 - 2 - 21

 IT'S 3AM......NICE.

 WHEN YOU ENTER A STREET THAT WAS FORMERLY AN ESTATE THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

 I USED A DIFFERENT ACCOUNT NAME FOR FACEBOOK AND CONTACTED THE GUY WHO WAS OFFERING THE SUMP PUMP FOR FREE WHO NOW WANTS $40. HE DID NOT KNOW IT WAS ME AGAIN.

 LET THE RUNNING BEGIN :

 - STOP BY A BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOR THAT WAS FORMERLY A 1,000 ACRE ESTATE. WHAT I FOUND COOL WAS ALMOST EVERY HOME WAS DIFFERENT.....AND BIG. FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRUCK AGAIN AS I GOT A REALLY COOL IPOD/CELL PHONE SPEAKER PLAYER. THE YOUNG WOMAN WAS VERY COOL AND GREETED ME AS MOVERS TOOK FURNITURE OUT OF HER HOME. SHE WAS VERY POLITE. WHEN I GOT HOME OUR ELDEST TESTED IT AND IT IS LOUD. WE PLAYED LOW RIDER BY WAR.

 - STOP AT THE BANK WHERE THE POLICE COULD OF BEEN CALLED ON ME. MAN , I FELT LIKE A JACK ASS AGAIN AT THE BANK. I TRIED TO DEPOSIT TWO 100 DOLLAR BILLS THAT TOTALLY LOOKED TOTALLY FAKE WITH BIG GIGANTIC LETTERS THAT WROTE " COPY COPY ". I NEVER LOOKED IN THE ENVELOPE.

 - NEXT STOP WAS A COOL NEIGHBORHOOD IN NARBERTH. I FELT BAD FOR THE OWNER WHO HAD TO SHOVEL HIS CIRCLE DRIVEWAY ON A MAJOR HILL. I PICKED UP A BRAND NEW FOLDING TABLE. I THOUGHT OF THIS WHEN WE WERE USING MY LAPTOP WHEN PLAYING SHOWTIME ON THE BIG TV. THE LAPTOP WAS ON A BAR STOOL.

 - STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP A SMALL ORDER. I LIKE TUESDAYS BECAUSE I KNOW THE MANAGER.

 - STOP AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY TO PICK UP BATTERIES FOR THE GARAGE REMOTES. I CALLED EARLIER TO SEE IF THEY HAD THEM IN STOCK....WHICH THEY DID.

 - STOP AT THE NAIL AND UNLOAD OUR OLD LEATHER COUCH I CUT IN HALF. WHAT TOTALLY SUCKED IS THE STUFFING IN THE CUSHIONS EXPLODED AND STUCK TO THE VAN'S CLOTH FLOOR LIKE VELCRO. I TRIED 2 BROOMS AND VACUUM AND ONLY GOT UP ABOUT 80%.

 OH....I HAVE THE PUP WITH ME THE WHOLE TIME.

 IN THE NAIL I UNLOAD AND START PROJECTS.

 - I CHANGE MARQUEE SIGN AND PICK UP CIGARETTE BUTTS.

 - I FIX THE MONITORS. THEY DID NOT WORK AT ALL LAST STREAM SHOW. IT ENDS UP THE BAND BEFORE MOVED SOME LEVELS TURNING OFF OUR AMPLIFIER THUS TURNING OFF ALL 4 FLOOR MONITORS.

 - CALL COMCAST BECAUSE OUR 2 CREDIT CARD MACHINES ARE NOT WORKING EFFICIENTLY. THE FIRST INDIAN LADY TELLS ME I HAVE TO EXCHANGE MY MODEM BECAUSE I HAVE AN OLDER MODEL. I TELL HER IT CAN NOT BE OLDER THAN 2 YEARS. SHE INSISTS IT IS THE PROBLEM AND I DID NOT GIVE HER A MODEL NUMBER. I CAN NOT HAVE A SERVICE CALL BECAUSE IT WOULD COST $70 BUT SHE TELLS ME IT IS SUPER EASY TO SWITCH OUT THE MODEM.....JUST UNPLUG WIRES AND RE-PLUG THEM....SUPER EASY. SHE GIVES ME AN ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER IN HAVERTOWN FOR AN XFINITY STORE.

 I RE-CALL COMCAST AND TALK TO JEANETTE ......AN AMERICAN. SHE TELLS ME MY MODEM IS ONLY 1 YEAR OLD AND THAT IT DEFINITELY DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. ALSO , I COULD HAVE A TECHNICIAN STOP BY FOR FREE AND IT DOES REQUIRE SOME ASSISTANCE TO CHANGE OVER. SHE RECOMMENDS RE-BOOTING THE MODEM. I UNPLUG IT FOR 2 MINUTES WHILE SHE RUNS A TEST SIGNAL. I REBOOT THE SYSTEM BUT WILL RETURN ANOTHER DAY SINCE IT MAY TAKE UP TO 30 MINUTES TO ACQUIRE A NETWORK. I WASTED 1 HOUR ON THE PHONE.

 - GET SOME OTHER THINGS DONE AND CHASE THE PUP AROUND THE POOL TABLES.

 BACK HOME WHEELS MAKES ANOTHER VERY GOOD HEALTHY MEAL.

 CALL MY PARENTS AND AUNT TO CHECK ON THEM.

 FLYERS GET TOTALLY OUTPLAYED AND LOSE.

 WATCH ANOTHER FARGO EPISODE. IT WAS GOOD.

  WHEELS WATCH A REALITY SHOW AND I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM AT 9PM. I CAN NOT GO TO BED THIS EARLY.

 I GET UP AT 3AM AND WATCH VIDEOS OF CELEBRITIES SURPRISING THEIR FANS. I DO THIS FOR 2 HOURS.

 BEGIN WRITING BLOG AND NOTICE OUR ELDEST IS NOT HOME. IT IS 5:30AM.

 PICK UP OUR ELDEST AT AN AFTER HOUR BAR AT 5:45AM.

 BACK HOME I NEED TO FALL ASLEEP JUST ONE TIME. OFF TO BED AGAIN AT 6:10AM.........NICE.

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 3 - 21

    FACETIME DAY !!

 I AM VERY PROUD OF OUR ELDEST STEPPING UP TO DO A PRE-INTERVIEW FOR A TEACHING JOB. TOMORROW WILL BE THE ACTUAL VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEW. I HOPE IT GOES WELL AND WISHING THE BEST. I KNOW IT WAS TOUGH TO DO WHICH I HOPE WILL BE REWARDING IN THE FUTURE. WE WILL SEE.

 FOUND AN OLD IPOD AND CHARGED IT. NOW OUR " NEW " SPEAKER SYSTEM PLAYS CELL PHONES AND IPODS.....PRETTY COOL.

 I MOVED 50 CARPET TILES OUT TO OUR DRIVEWAY TO DRY OUT. THIS WAS FUN.

 UNLOADED 50 PIECES OF CHOPPED FIRE WOOD TO OUR BACK YARD. I REMOVED A TARP FROM THE OLDER WOOD TO AIR OUT. LATER I COVERED EVERYTHING.

 SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR ORGANIZING THE GARAGE. THIS WAS NEEDED.

 APPLIED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AGAIN.

 TALKED TO OUR ACCOUNTANT FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

 CANCELLED A 30 DAY SUBSCRIPTION FOR SHOWTIME SINCE THEY ARE BEING CHEAP WITH AIRING SHAMELESS EPISODES.

 I HAVE NBC SPORTS APP ON MY PHONE. IT IS VERY COOL TO WATCH PHILLY TEAMS VIA CELL PHONE. HOLY CRAP ANYONE SEE THAT 76ERS GAMES ? BIGGEST WIN OF THE YEAR OVER THE UTAH JAZZ WHO ARE THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA.

 LOAD 50 TOOLS BY THE TOP OF OUR OUTDOOR STEPS. ANY TIME I WALKED UP VIA THE BASEMENT STEPS WITH CARPET TILES I WALKED DOWN WITH TOOLS. WHY ? I BEGAN DIGGING OUT A HOLE FOR A SUMP PUMP. THIS IS NOT FUN AT ALL. AFTER AN HOUR OF DIGGING MY HANDS HURT AND MY KNEES AND MY ASS.

 FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. IT IS SO DAMN COOL AND FUN. I DID NOTICE WHEN I AM QUIET PRETTY MUCH THE CONVERSATION ENDS. MY YOUNGEST PRANKED ME BY PRETENDING HER SCREEN FROZE. I LIKE WHEN OUR KIDS LAUGH. WE FACETIMED A 2ND TIME LATER.

 WITH RISK THERE IS REWARD AS I TOLD MY ELDEST. FOR STEPPING UP AND MAKING A PHONE CALL ABOUT A TEACHING JOB WE TOOK HER OUT TO BERTUCCI'S. OF COURSE , HER MEAL HAD A HAIR IN IT. IT WAS REPLACED BUT  WE WERE STILL CHARGED. THE ONLY THING WE DID NOT LIKE......$16 FOR A GLASS OF WINE. WE DID KNOW THE WAITRESS OF OVER 40 YEARS. FOOD WAS ABOVE OKAY TO GOOD. $16 FOR A GLASS OF WINE A 1/3 FILLED ??!!!

 TALKED TO SEVERAL BROTHERS AND FAMILY TODAY JUST TO CHECK IN.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FARGO.....BOTH WERE GOOD.

 WATCHED A NEW EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP UPSTAIRS WITH OUR ELDEST. THIS GIVES ME SOME TIME ALONE WHICH IS NICE BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT I LIKE WHEN THE PUP JOINS ME. I FORCED MYSELF TO STAY UP PAST 11PM. OF COURSE I AWOKE 50 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. I TURNED ON SPORTS RADIO AT LEAST 5 TIMES.

 WHEELS AND I ARE AT A PARTY AND WE SEE AN OLD SOFTBALL / NAIL FRIEND NAMED LYNN. SHE PLAYED SHORTSTOP WAS VERY GOOD WITH A CANNON OF AN ARM. PLUS....SHE WAS ADORABLE. WE SAY HELLO AND SHE IS COMPLETELY SAD. SHE IS ALMOST CRYING AND TOLD US SHE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE. I NEVER INQUIRED WHAT BUT WE FIGURED IT WAS SERIOUS. SHE LOOKS EXCELLENT SINCE WE HAVE NOT SEEN HER IN 20 YEARS. I ASK HER IF WHEELS AND I CAN TAKE HER AWAY FROM THIS CROWDED PARTY TO A QUIETER PLACE LIKE A RESTAURANT. SHE AGREES AND TELLS HER 2 KIDS SHE WILL BE BACK. ONE KID HAS DOUBLE TEETH LIKE THE ALIEN IN THE MOVIE........" ALIEN ". HE TRIES TO BITE ME BUT I PUSH HIM AWAY. INSTEAD , HE BITES ANOTHER KID.

 CONTINUED - AT A BURGER JOINT WE ORDER SOME FOOD. LYNN IS DEPRESSED AND STILL ALMOST IN TEARS. ONE ORDER COMES AND IT IS A LARGE BURGER SITTING ON TOP OF HUGE EXTRAS LIKE OTHER MEAT , CHEESE , ONIONS , AND MORE ALONG WITH THE BUN IS JUST TOO DAMN BIG. MY COUSIN " J " WALKS UP AND I ASK HIM IF HE LIKE TO SPLIT IT. I CUT IT IN HALF AND SIT BACK DOWN WITH WHEELS AND LYNN. WE QUIETLY EAT WITH LIMITED CONVERSATION. I FEEL BAD FOR HER BUT DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

  THURSDAY     3 - 4 - 21

 FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WENT PRIVATE SOME HOW. I TEXT MY ELDEST TO FIX IT AT 4AM. YEP........I AM JUST GETTING UP AND SHE IS JUST GETTING READY FOR BED.

 ELDEST HAS ZOOM JOB INTERVIEW FOR A TEACHING JOB.  HOPING THE BEST FOR THE KID.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME A VACUUM CASE AND FILTER. THEY ARE $40 PLUS SHIPPING FOR THIS TINY PART. I WAS PISSED SO I SEARCHED HERE.....AND FOUND IT. THE NICE THING WAS MY ELDEST AND THE PUP TOOK THE RIDE WITH ME.

 NEXT WE STOP IN CENTER CITY TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST. ALL OF US GO TO THE DOG PARK AT SCHUYLKILL RIVER PARK........IT WAS HILARIOUS. EASILY 40 DOGS RUNNING AND JUMPING AND PLAYING. IT REALY IS A LITTLE SHOW. ALSO THE AREA IS VERY COOL.

 ROLL HOME AND THE KIDS AND WHEELS HELP ME GATHER THE CARPET TILES LAYING IN THE DRIVEWAY. I BRING THEM DOWN THE BASEMENT AND SIT THE BINS OF TILES NEXT TO A HEATER.

 I WORK ON THE SUMP PUMP HOLE MORE. I USED A POST HOLE DIGGER TO GET THE RIGHT DEPTH. I MACGYVER A SMALL TRASH CAN INTO THE HOLE BY CUTTING OFF THE HANDLES WITH A SAW SALL. I APPLY QUIKRETE AROUND THE EDGES TO SEAL IT IN.  I PLACE A FAN ON IT TO DRY AND SPRAY WATER ON THE QUIKRETE 3 MORE TIMES DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT.  THIS IS ABOUT 90% OF THE JOB. I WILL DO EXTRA LIKE CHANNEL ROWS IN THE CEMENT FLOOR TO THE BUCKET. ANY MORE WATER COMING IN WILL BE QUICKLY INVITED RIGHT OUT.

 THREE OF US ROLL TO GET GAS , STOP AT THE NAIL , AND VISIT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF A BIRTHDAY GIFT. IN  A 2ND CAR OUR ELDEST MEETS US AT MY PARENTS HOUSE FOR A NICE ITALIAN DINNER OF GNOCCHI'S , SAUSEEGEE & PEPPERS , SPLIT PEAS & MUSHROOMS , GARLIC BREAD , LIPTON ICED TEA , AND WHITE WINE.

  WE SURPRISE MY PARENTS BY HAVING OUR YOUNGEST KNOCK ON THE FRONT DOOR PRETENDING TO SELL SOMETHING. WE HEAR SURPRISE & LAUGHTER AS MY PARENTS ANSWERED THE DOOR. OUR YOUNGEST ALSO SURPRISED MY PARENTS WITH A LASER PRINT OF ONE OF HER ART WORKS.

 A GOOD MEAL AND I TELL EVERYONE THE PENGUINS SCORED 3 GOALS IN 71 SECONDS. FLYERS ARE DOWN 3 - 0 IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 1ST PERIOD.......BLOW.

 WHEELS AND I ROLL WHILE OUR ELDEST TAKES OUR YOUNGEST BACK TO CENTER CITY.

 I HAVE A BAD BURN MARK ON MY RIGHT HAND AND HAVE NO IDEA HOW I GOT IT.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF FARGO. IT WAS VERY GOOD. WE ALSO SEE FOR THE 5TH TIME SOMEONE IS USING OUR HULU ACCOUNT. WE WILL CHANGE THE PASSWORD TOMORROW.

 ELDEST HEADS TO LOCAL PUB AND THAN BRINGS FRIEND BACK TO OUR HOUSE. I DID WARN HER OUR BASEMENT HAS A SHIT LOAD OF TOOLS AND A LARGE PILE OF DIRT.

 ON MY CELL PHONE I WATCH THE FLYERS STORM BACK WITH A HUGE WIN BY SCORING 4 STRAIGHT GOALS AND BLANKING THE PENGUINS AFTER THEY SCORED 3 GOALS. FLYERS WIN 4 - 3. I LOVED WATCHING THE VIDEO HIGHLIGHT RE-PLAY ( AT 5:30AM ). WHY ? THE PITTSBURGH ANNOUNCERS WERE SO EXCITED AND SCREAMING WHEN THE PENGUINS SCORED 3 GOALS IN 71 SECONDS. THAN.......IT WAS ALL FLYERS AND BOY DID THEIR VOICES GO MONOTONE.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT LIKE ASS. WELP , IT IS 5:45AM AND I HAVE TO FALL ASLEEP ONE MORE TIME LIKE YESTERDAY.

   FRIDAY    3 - 5 - 21

  SOME VERY WELL DESERVED GOOD NEWS.............

 TO THE BASEMENT.....TWICE. I SPENT OVER 4 HOURS TOTAL TODAY FINISHING AND INSTALLING A SUMP PUMP DITCH , CARRYING OUT A SHITLOAD OF DIRT , PILING THAT DIRT ALONG THE BACK OF OUR GARAGE , JACK HAMMERING SEEP CHISEL LINES TO THE HOLE ,  RE-LAYING THE CARPET TILES , AND CLEANING UP. THE GOOD THING I USED OUR " NEW " IPOD PLAYER WITH OVER 3,000 SONGS.

 MY BROTHER POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF MY PARENTS AND ANNOUNCED THEM GETTING THEIR FIRST VACCINE SHOT. OVER 100 FAMILY MEMBERS RESPONDED WITH CONGRATULATIONS. ONE PERSON CALLED HIM " CHIP " SO MY BROTHER COMMENTED , " HOW DO YOU KNOW MY DAD ? " A WONDERFUL STORY FOLLOWED AND I CALLED MY 92 YEAR FATHER TO TELL HIM. HE REMEMBERED THE PERSON AND ALL HE HAD TO SAY. I LIKE GETTING OUR ELDERLY TO REMEMBER THINGS AND STIR THE BRAIN A BIT................ALWAYS HAVE. HE WAS SO HAPPY TO HEAR THIS STORY AND ADDED MORE WHEN I TALKED TO HIM.

 TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP TO ADD TO THE MARQUEE SIGN , TRY TO FIX A LIGHT , AND CLEAN A LITTLE. I ALSO CHASED THE PUP AROUND WHICH IS JUST TOO FUNNY.

 OH , ARRIVE AT THE NAIL TO TRASH THE REMAINING HALF OF A SOFA I TOOK APART. WELL , OUR DUMPSTER WAS ABSOLUTELY PACKED AND OVER FLOWING. I TEXT MY NEIGHBOR AND IT WAS HIS TENANT WHO DOES LANDSCAPING. I TOLD THIS GUY 2 YEARS NOT TO USE THE DUMPSTER OR AT THE VERY VERY LEAST JUST A COUPLE OF BAGS. I ASKED OUR NEIGHBOR TO TELL HIM TO REMOVE 12-14 BAGS TO MAKE ROOM. HE SAID HE WOULD AND THE TENANT APOLOGIZED.

 CHANGED OUR HULU ACCOUNT. SOMEONE IS WATCHING FARGO FASTER THAN WHEELS AND I.

 ORDERED PRIMO HOAGIES FOR A NICE CELEBRATION.

 AN ELDEST FRIEND / BARTENDER STOPS OVER. I LOVE WHEN SHE STOPS BY. SHE IS SO GOOD FOR OUR ELDEST......ALWAYS HAPPY , POSITIVE , BRIGHT FUTURE , ADORABLE , AND MORE. WE WATCH MUSIC VIDEOS FOR OVER AN HOUR. THE GIRLS WERE FUN AS THEY DANCED AND SANG.

 WHEELS AND I FINISH SEASON 4 OF FARGO. IT WAS GOOD.

 60 DEGREES NEXT WEEK ? IT IS SO WELCOMED.

 WHEELS :

 - SHE GETS SUPER NERVOUS ONCE A YEAR WITH HER ANNUAL WORK REVIEW.

 - SHE ALWAYS SLEEPS HORRIBLE THE NIGHT BEFORE.

 - IN 40 YEARS WHEELS NEVER GETS A BAD REVIEW , BUT SHE ALWAYS IS NERVOUS.

 - WELP , SHE KEPT THE STREAK OF GOOD TO EXCELLENT REVIEWS AS SHE WAS GIVEN A PAY RAISE , BONUS CHECK , AND AN UPGRADED TITLE CHANGE.

 THIS IS A BIG DEAL AND OUR FAMILY WAS SO HAPPY FOR HER. SHE DESERVES IT BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN PUTTING IN EXTRA HOURS AND THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE WORKING EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TOO.

 THIS IS WHY WE ASKED WHEELS TO PICK WHAT SHE WANTED FOR DINNER........PRIMO'S.

 SATURDAY     3 - 6 - 21

 MAYBE I SHOULDA STAYED HOME.......ABSOLUTELY SHIT SHOW AFTER HAVING A FUN DAY & NIGHT. IT REALLY IS HOW PEOPLE CAN GET BUSTED , HURT SOMEONE , OR EVEN DIE. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. IT WILL BE THE LAST STORY.

 START DAY SPRAYING THE BASEMENT WITH AN ODOR AND STAIN REMOVER. NOT 8 HOURS LATER 3 WHITE CLAWS WILL BE SPILLED ON IT.

  TO THE NAIL FOR A WONDERFUL STREAM SHOW BY WHISKEY DRIPPIN'. IT WAS AS BOUT AS PERFECT A SHOW COULD GO.

 DUMPSTER IS STILL PACKED. THE NEIGHBOR NEVER CAME BACK TO TAKE SOME BAGS OUT OF IT.

 WALK-IN FRIDGE RUNS INTO TROUBLE AGAIN. OUR TECH STOPS BY FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THIS WILL BE A COSTLY FIX.

 FLYERS LOSE A HEART BREAKER.

 BACK HOME WE ORDER PIZZA AND WATCH COMING TO AMERICA. OF COURSE IT IS A CLASSIC AND WE WATCHED IT BECAUSE OUR ELDEST NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.

 NEXT , WE WATCH COMING 2 AMERICA. YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT MINDSET AND NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH. OVERALL IT WAS OKAY AND A FUN THROW BACK TO SOME CRAZY CHARACTERS.  YES , THERE WERE SCENES COMPLETELY STUPID AND WRITING JUST THE SAME BUT IT HAD ITS MOMENTS OF BEING ENTERTAINING AND HEART WARMING.........NOT VERY MANY MOMENTS BUT SOME. THE MAIN REASON TO WATCH WAS TO SEE WHO RETURNED.

 A GOOD DAY TURNED INTO A REALLY FUN NIGHT BEFORE GETTING DANGEROUS AND FRUSTRATING.

 OUR ELDEST AND HER FRIEND BEG US TO WALK UP THE STREET TO A LOCAL PUB. WHEELS AND I WALK UP AND FOOT THE ENTIRE BILL OF 7 PEOPLE. A GREAT SURPRISE IS " HOLLYWOOD " WHO IS ALWAYS FUN. I HAD ANOTHER SMALL SURPRISE AS A FORMER BARTENDER SAID HE WAS GOING TO STOP BY. I DID NOT KNOW HE WAS DRINKING ALL DAY AND THIS WOULD FACTOR INTO HIS VERY DUMB ACTIONS LATER ON.

 WE HAVE A FUN TIME AT THE BAR AND IT WAS NICE TO GET OUT FOR A LITTLE BIT. I SETTLE UP AND FOR THE 2ND TIME THE BARTENDER OVER CHARGES US. I HAVE ISSUES WITH THIS. FOR THE 2ND TIME HE OVER CHARGES A FRIEND TOO.

 WE MOVE THE PARTY BACK TO OUR HOUSE. WE SHOOT POOL , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND CONTINUE THE DRINKING. EVERYONE IS FEELING GOOD AND HAVING FUN WITH MUSIC AND LAUGHTER. WHEELS MEANDERS HER WAY TO BED WITHOUT SAYING GOODNIGHT TO ANYONE. YEP....SHE WAS FEELING GOOD TOO. HOLLYWOOD SAYS HE HAS TO LEAVE IN A COUPLE MINUTES FOR OVER 3 HOURS. IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO HANG WITH HIM. HE ROLLS OUT AND I WALK HIM TO HIS CAR TO SAY GOOD BYE FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND THANK HIM FOR PARTYING WITH US.

 AND NOW THE SHIT SHOW :

 I NEVER USE NAMES WHEN WRITING BUT THIS FORMER NAIL BARTENDER WHO HAS BEEN DRINKING ALL DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT MAKES A HORRIBLE DECISION. THIS DECISION NOT ONLY AFFECTED HIS SAFETY BUT 4 OTHER PEOPLE. THIS IS A DECISION A 10 YEAR OLD WOULD MAKE. I WAS SO PISSED FOR JEOPARDIZING OUR SAFETY. SO WHAT DID HE DECIDE TO DO ? HE WANTED TO WALK HOME FROM GARRETT HILL TO BROOMALL AT 1:30 AM. I THOUGHT HE GOT AN UBER RIDE AND LUCKILY I CALLED HIM JUST IN CASE.

 I GET BACK TO THE BASEMENT AFTER SAYING GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD.  MY ELDEST AND HER 2 FRIENDS ASK ME PERMISSION TO GO TO AN AFTER HOURS HOOKA BAR. I TELL THEM IT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA BUT THEY GO ANYWAY. IT WAS THEN I ASKED THEM , " WHERE THE HELL IS N.B. ? " THEY DON'T KNOW SO I CALL HIM. AMAZINGLY HE ANSWERS HIS PHONE AND TELLS ME HE IS WALKING HOME OR TO THE NAIL'S BUS STATION. I CAN BARELY UNDERSTAND HIM. LITTLE DID HE KNOW HE WAS GOING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. HE TELLS ME HE HAS NO IDEA WHERE HE IS AND IT IS VERY DARK.

 I CALL MY ELDEST AND SHE AND HER FRIEND DRIVE AROUND LOOKING FOR HIM WHILE THE BOYFRIEND SEARCHES ON HIS MOTORCYCLE. I CALL HIM 2 MORE TIMES AND ASK HIM TO FIND A STREET SIGN. WE DO THIS 3 TIMES. I JUST CAN'T GET AN ANSWER OUT OF HIM AND IT IS MAKING ME EXTREMELY NERVOUS FOR HIS SAFETY AND FOR US DRIVING AROUND INTOXICATED. IT IS TRULY THE 2 EVILS FIGHTING EACH OTHER. SAVE A FRIEND OR GET PULLED OVER BY THE COPS......OR WORSE. HE NEEDS HIS FLASH LIGHT ON HIS PHONE TO SEE A STREET SIGN. THE ONLY SILVER LINING IS HE IS ANSWERING HIS PHONE. OTHER WISE HE WOULD OF WONDERING IN THE COLD OF NIGHT , POSSIBLY TRYING TO ENTER A UNKNOWN HOME , AND WORSE.....PICKED UP BY THE POLICE.

 THE KIDS CAN NOT FIND HIM SO NOW I GET MY CAR TO JOIN THE SEARCH. MIND YOU IT IS DAMN NEAR 2AM AND ALL OF US HAVE BEEN DRINKING ALL NIGHT. I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM DOING THIS !!!  I TALK TO MY ELDEST 2 MORE TIMES AND N.B. ANOTHER 2 TIMES. WE FINALLY GET A LOCATION BY HIM. THE KIDS IN THEIR CAR , THE BOYFRIEND ON HIS MOTORCYCLE , AND ME ALL CONVERGE ON THE LOCATION. I AM ON THE PHONE WITH OUR FORMER BARTENDER AND HE SAYS HE HEARS A MOTORCYCLE. I TELL HIM THAT PERSON IS LOOKING FOR YOU AND TO STAY PUT.

 OUR ELDEST AND HER FRIEND PICK HIM UP AND I CAN HEAR MY ELDEST YELLING AT HIM AS I PULL UP JUST 30 SECONDS BEHIND. IN 40 MINUTES OUR FORMER BARTENDER WALKED IN A CIRCLE AND WAS JUST 6 BLOCKS AWAY.....GOING THE WRONG WAY THE WHOLE TIME. I GET HIM IN MY CAR. HE TELLS INCOHERENTLY TO ME MULTIPLE TIMES TO JUST TAKE HIM TO THE NAIL TRAIN STATION. THERE IS NO WAY I AM DROPPING HIM OFF ANYWHERE SO I START DRIVING TOWARDS BROOMALL. I DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHERE HE LIVES BUT I AM HOPING HIS SENSES TELL HIM HOW TO GET HOME WHEN I AM CLOSE. AS I DRIVE ON BRYN MAWR AVENUE HE TELLS ME 10 TIMES I AM HEADING THE WRONG WAY. HE THINKS I AM HEADING TOWARDS VILLANOVA. HE HAS NO CLUE WHERE HE IS.

 SOON I AM IN BROOMALL ON SPROUL ROAD AND HE DOES SEE A FAMILIAR STREET.....HIS. I CAN NOT BELIEVE I AM DRIVING AROUND LATE NIGHT BUT I TRULY FEEL IF I LET HIM JUST WONDER OFF OR TRY TO GET A TRAIN OR BUS HOME HE WOULD GOT HURT , GET IN TROUBLE , OR END UP IN ATLANTIC CITY. HE RECOGNIZES HIS HOUSE AND CAN NOT OPEN THE DOOR WITH HIS KEYS. HIS 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAITING LETS HIM IN. I GET 2 MORE TEXTS BY HIM BUT I JUST CONCENTRATE ON GETTING HOME. OH MAN , WHAT AN ORDEAL. THERE WAS ALOT MORE GOING ON BUT THIS IS THE GIST OF THE STORY. WE SAVED A FRIEND FROM SERIOUS INJURY OR POSSIBLE TROUBLE WITH THE LAW. IN MY MIND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT EITHER ONE OF THESE WOULD OF HAPPENED.

  SUNDAY     3 - 7 - 21

 ANOTHER FUN LIVE STREAM AT THE NAIL WITH OLD SCHOOL MUSICIANS. THE LUCKY STIFFS PERFORMED A 1+ HOUR SET TO OVER 100 VIEWS. IT WAS MY KIND OF ERA OF MUSIC WITH SONGS LIKE " MUSTANG SALLY " AND " BRICK HOUSE ". I WAS EVEN DANCING WITH MY ELDEST ( WHO RAN THE IN-HOUSE SHOW ).

 HAVE TO THANK OUR YOUNGEST FOR HELP RUNNING THE SHOW REMOTELY FROM CENTER CITY.

 70+ DEGREES THIS WEEK !!!  YEAH....GOOD CHANCE I'M HEADING EAST OR NORTH.

 I AM PROUD TO SAY I HAVE SHOWERED FOR THE 4TH TIME..............IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS.

 WHEN THE PUP LAYS UPSIDE DOWN IT JUST CRACKS US UP. WE TAKE PICTURES OF THIS POSITION ALL THE TIME. IT JUST SHOWS THE DOG HAS TOTAL TRUST WITH US AND FEELS REALLY COMFORTABLE.  MAN , THE JOY DOGS BRING IS UNFILLABLE. ( NOT SURE IF THAT IS A WORD )

 WATCHED THE FLYERS LOSE AGAIN.

 DID NOT WATCH NBA ALL-STAR GAME OR MEGHAN AND HARRY AT ALL.

 DID WATCH 2ND EPISODE OF THE NEW SEASON THE WALKING DEAD AND THAN AFTERWARDS THE TALK SHOW CALLED......THE TALKING DEAD. BOTH WERE OKAY TO GOOD.

 I LOVE MY TRAILER.......JUST SAYING.

 PUP SLEEPS WITH ELDEST WHICH GIVES ME A CHANCE AGAIN TO SLEEP ALONE......STILL SLEPT LIKE CRAP. THIS GETTING UP TO PEE REALLY BLOWS.

 OUR ELDEST CLEANED THE BASEMENT BEFORE ME. WHAT THE HELL ?

  MONDAY     3 - 8 - 21

 RIGHT OFF THE BAT......A DREAM ABOUT WILL FARRELL TEACHING ME W.W.E. WRESTLING MOVES. THEY WERE PRETTY FUNNY.

 THE WARM WEATHER IS COMING IN. THAT IS FRIGGIN' NICE.

 I NEED TO FIX SOME STEPS AT A RENTAL PROPERTY. I WAS WAITING FOR THE SNOW TO MELT. ANOTHER PROJECT FOR TOMORROW.

 2ND COMPANY OUR ELDEST APPLIED FOR A JOB DOES NOT RESPOND AFTER INTERVIEW. OH MAN , THIS GOT ME MELANCHOLY. I THINK I WILL CALL JUST TO INVESTIGATE A LITTLE.

  DIDN'T MENTION A WARD 2 FEMALE COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE STOPPED BY THE NAIL ON SUNDAY FOR THE MUSIC. I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THE MOST EYE APPEALING COMMISSIONER I EVER SEEN. SHE WOULD GET MY VOTE.

 TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL TODAY. I HAVE 2 CEILING LIGHTS OUT. I GOT 1 TO WORK BUT MAN DO I HAVE THE WORST LUCK WITH THESES 4' FLORESCENT LIGHTS. I USED A " TEST " FIXTURE LAID ON THE POOL TABLE. I WENT THROUGH 12 BULBS AND NOT ONE WORKED. THE CONCLUSION - A BAD FIXTURE.

 I ALSO TOOK THE PUP WITH ME JUST TO GET HER OUT. BEFORE WE LEFT I PLAYED WITH HER IN THE BACK YARD AS SHE CHASED AND RETURNED A TENNIS BALL. AT THE NAIL SHE FOLLOWED ME AROUND ON EVERY PROJECT......EXCEPT CHANGING THE LETTERS ON THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE.

 SOME THINGS DONE - MARQUEE , CLEANED ALL CEILING FANS , CLEANED OFF SOME FIXTURE COVERS & HEAT GRATE VENTS , REPLACED SOME CEILING TILES , AND MAN DID I SPEND SOME TIME ON LIGHTS.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL ON MY COMPUTER FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. 

 WHEELS MAKES THESE HOME FRESH DINNERS. THEY TURNED OUT REALLY GOOD AND WE HAD LEFT OVER'S TONIGHT.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF DIRK GENTLY. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 DUMPSTER IS STILL FULL.

 DRILLED HOLES IN A SPACKLE BUCKET FOR DOG POOP. YES , THIS IS WHAT I DO. I WAS USING CARDBOARD BOXES BUT RAIN AND SNOW DETERIORATE THEM QUITE QUICKLY AND BELIEVE ME , IT IS NO FUN DUMPING LARGE AMOUNTS OF PUPPY POOP IN OUR HEDGES. THE BUCKET WAS FULL OF POOP AND WATER. THIS IS NOT FUN. SO AFTER EMPTYING IT I DRILLED HOLES IN THE BOTTOM SO IT COULD DRAIN FROM NOW ON. I KEEP THIS BUCKET OUTSIDE BEHIND OUR GARAGE FOR MY EVERY OTHER DAY CHORE OF POOP PICKER UPPER.

 I DID NOT KNOW THERE ARE 2 " ENTER " BUTTONS ON A KEYBOARD.

 I DID NOT KNOW I CAN USE A CELL PHONE MICROPHONE FOR TEXTING AND LOOKING THINGS UP ON GOOGLE. THIS IS FRIGGIN' AWESOME. LONG PARAGRAPHS TYPED ARE NOW INSTANTLY TEXTED VIA JUST SPEAKING. MODERN TECHNOLOGY IS SO DAMN COOL.

  TUESDAY   3 - 9 - 21

 DID SOME RUNNING TODAY................ALL WITH THE PUPPY.

 I HEAD TO A RENTAL PROPERTY AFTER LOADING MY VAN WITH A SHIT LOAD OF TOOLS AND WOOD PLANKS FOR STEPS.

 ARRIVE AT THE RENTAL TO SEE A DAD PLAYING SOCCER WITH HIS KID NEXT DOOR. HE SAYS TO ME , " AFTER THIS SOCCER MATCH COULD YOU GRAB ME A MICHELOB LIGHT ? "  OUR RENTER HAS A CHRISTMAS TREE WITH LIGHTS ON THE DECK. INSTEAD OF ORNAMENTS SHE USED.........MICHELOB LIGHT BEER CANS. I WAS OKAY WITH IT. SHE ALSO HAS A SHIT LOAD OF TREE LOGS FOR A FIRE PIT.  THE PUP ENJOYS THE NEW SCENERY AS I REPLACE A DECK STEP AND SECURE ANOTHER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND I AM PLEASANTLY SURPRISED OUR DUMPSTER WAS EMPTIED. I CALLED THE DAY BEFORE AND OUR TRASH GUY CAME 2 DAYS EARLY. NOW I CAN UNLOAD THE 2ND HALF OF OUR LEATHER COUCH AND THE OLD WOOD FROM THE DECK STEPS I REPLACED.

 IN THE NAIL I BROUGHT A DROP LIGHT FROM OUR GARAGE AND REPLACED ONE HERE. I SPENT MORE TIME TESTING BULBS. IT ENDS UP I HAD A BAD FIXTURE AND ONLY 3 BULBS OUT OF 14 WERE GOOD. I TRASHED THEM ALL. I SPEND SOME TIME CLEANING AND FIXING OTHER STUFF. I ALSO CHASED THE PUP AND GAVE HER ICE CUBES.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.....TWICE.

 NEXT STOP IS SPRINGFIELD FOR 2 COUNTRY SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS.........FREE.  I WOULD OF NEVER GOT THEM BUT BECAUSE MY 2ND STOP WAS JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY I FIGURED WHY NOT. I THINK THEY WILL BE NICE AT THE POCONO HOUSE.

 NEXT STOP WAS A GUY WHO MET ME AT A RITE AID. THIS IS A GOOD LITTLE STORY.  HE IS LOCATED 1 HOUR PAST COATESVILLE. I TOLD HIM I WOULD BE DOING MY TAXES ON SATURDAY IN COATESVILLE BUT STILL A ONE HOUR DRIVE FURTHER IS JUST TOO MUCH. I ASKED HIM IF HE WAS EVER IN THE AREAS OF KING FO PRUSSIA , VILLANOVA , POCONOS , PHILLY , NORTH WILDWOOD , AND SOME MORE. HE RESPONDS , " ACTUALLY ON TUESDAY , I AM GOING TO BE IN SPRINGFIELD VISITING MY SISTER. " SO , WE MEET AT A RITE AID MINUTES FROM HIS SISTER.

 I ARRIVE EARLY AND WALK THE PUP. THE DOG POOPS IN THE PERFECT PLACE.....IN SOME BUSHES. IT IS A MAIN AREA OF CARS , PARKING LOTS , AND STREETS SO I WAS A LITTLE EMBARRASSED IF SHE POOPED IN THE OPEN. THIS IS A VERY GOOD DOG CONCEALING HER #2.

 WHILE WAITING I AM JUST WALKING THE DOG IN THE PARKING LOTS ALONG THE EDGES. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PARKING LOT THERE IS A MANHATTAN BAGEL STORE. THE OWNER COMES OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF A PARTITION. I THINK HE IS GOING TO GIVE ME SHIT FOR MY DOG TAKING A SHIT. BUT.......HE IS SUPER FRIENDLY AND SAYS HE HAS A TREAT FOR MAZE......A DOG GRAIN BAGEL. MAZE ENJOYS IT.

 THE NICE MAN ARRIVES AND HE LOADS A STAND-UP SUMP PUMP WITH A 24 FOOT DRAIN TUBE AND INSTRUCTIONS IN MY VAN. ALL THIS FOR FREE. I GAVE HIM $10 FOR DRIVING 1 1/2 HOURS.

 I HEAD HOME AND UNLOAD. I USE A WIRE BRUSH TO CLEAN OFF THE SUMP PUMP A LITTLE. IT IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. I TAKE IT DOWN THE BASEMENT AND DO A TEST IN A LAUNDRY SINK. IT WORKS PERFECT. THIS IS A HUGE SCORE SINCE THIS MODEL IS AROUND $250 OR MORE.

 I SETTLE IN AND FIND OUT OUR ELDEST DID NOT GET THE JOB. MY HEART BREAKS FOR HER AS SHE WAS UPSET. I DID NOT LIKE NO RETURN CALLS OR ANYTHING FROM THE OWNER. OUR KID CALLED TO THANK THEM FOR THE INTERVIEW AND TO SEE WHAT SHE COULD DO BETTER THE NEXT TIME. A RANDOM TEACHER JUST SAID , " THE POSITION WAS FILLED ". HAVING NO EXPLANATION PISSED ME OFF SO I WROTE  A BOOK OF AN EMAIL BACK TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL. TO ME , THE TOP PERSON CAN TAKE 30 F'N SECONDS TO EXPLAIN WHY THE POSITION WAS FILLED. IT IS GOD DAMN COMMON COURTESY !!  IT BE LIKE ME TELLING A DOORMAN TO TELL A POTENTIAL BARTENDER SHE WAS NOT HIRED AFTER I INTERVIEWED HER. 

 WE HAVE A LEFTOVER DINNER AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF DIRK GENTLY AND IT WAS GOOD AGAIN. SILLY AT TIMES BUT GOOD. I ALSO REALLY LIKE WATCHING THE FLYERS ON MY CELL PHONE. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT APP !!

 WE STOP WATCHING DIRK GENTLY TO WATCH THE FLYERS IN OVERTIME. TO MY SUPER SURPRISE THEY WIN IN A SHOOT-OUT. THEY WERE DOWN 3 -1 TO COME BACK AND WIN 5 - 4 IN OVERTIME. A SOLID WIN BUT SOME WILL COMPLAIN IT WAS AGAINST A BAD TEAM.

 DREXELINE BILLIARDS CLOSES.

  A BAR DOWN THE STREET HAS TUESDAY BINGO NIGHT. OUR ELDEST WENT AND SAID THE  PLACE WAS ABSOLUTELY PACKED. THEY ACTUALLY HAD TO STOP PEOPLE FROM COMING IN. SHE ALSO FORGOT HER WALLET AND A FRIEND GOT PULLED OVER ON HIS MOTORCYCLE. I DON'T THINK SHE IS TAKING THE COVID THING TOO SERIOUS.

 I USE A CALMING RECORDING TO TRY TO SLEEP. IT HELPS AND IT DIDN'T HELP.

 WEDNESDAY    3 - 10 - 21

 OUR NEW CELL PHONES JUST KEEP STEPPING UP. BESIDES A MICROPHONE TO TALK INTO FOR TEXTING , MESSAGING , GOOGLING , AND USING YOUR G.P.S. IT ALSO HAS " SIRI " OPTION. I HAD NO IDEA. YOU CAN ASK ANYTHING AND IT ANSWERS IMMEDIATELY.....SPORT SCORES , JOKES , STORIES , NEWS......UNBELIEVABLE. MAN , DID MY LAST PHONE TOTALLY BLOW.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE AGAIN - ME AND THE PUP TAKE A RIDE TO A REALLY BEAUTIFUL AREA IN WEST CHESTER. THERE WERE STREAMS , WALKING PATHS , LARGE TREES , AND A PRIVATE CUL-DE-SAC DEVELOPMENT WITH HUGE HOMES , YARDS , AND DRIVEWAYS. ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO FIND FOR FREE IS A PEDESTAL SINK WITH A FAUCET. I WAS AT LEAST 0 - 5. I MEAN AN AD WILL BE UP FOR UNDER AN HOUR AND IT BE GONE. TODAY THAT CHANGED. A NICE WOMAN REMODELING HER BATHROOM WAS GIVING IT AWAY. THERE HOUSE WAS HUGE. I WANT TO INSTALL IT IN THE MEN'S BATHROOM AT THE NAIL.....OUR SINK LOOKS HORRIBLE.

 THE ONLY PROBLEM DRIVING TO WEST CHESTER WAS WORK AREAS. I HAD THESE 2 STREET WORKERS TRYING TO DIRECT TRAFFIC. IT WAS THE WORST I EVER SEEN. THEY COULD NOT DIRECT A 6 WAY WORK AREA SO THEY DID IT ONE AT A TIME. I GOT OUT OF LINE AND CUT THROUGH AN APARTMENT COMPLEX. I GOT STOPPED AGAIN FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD. I NEVER SEEN FLAGGERS SO F'N BAD.

 BACK HOME I HEAD TO THE BASEMENT TO FINISH THE FINAL INSTALL OF OUR SUMP PUMP. THIS WAS NOT FUN AND HERE IS THE PROCEDURE :

 - I NEED TO FIND CLAMPS OR " BOOTS ". ONE END OF THE PLASTIC TUBE IS CONNECTED TO THE SUMP PUMP BOTTOM. I USE A CLAMP AND RATCHET IT TIGHTLY SECURE IT.

 - THE NEXT PROBLEM IS CONNECTING THE OTHER END OF THE TUBE TO A " CLEAN OUT " STEM LEADING INTO A MAIN LINE PIPE. I SEARCHED TWICE IN MY HARDWARE STORE TOOL ROOM AND THE GARAGE. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I FOUND A 3" TO 2" RUBBER GASKET " BOOT " AND A 2 FOOT METAL TUBE TO RUN IN THE " CLEAN OUT " PIPE. THIS WAS A HUGE SCORE. THE CHANCES OF HAVING THESE EXACT PRODUCTS WAS NEARLY ZERO. ANOTHER COOL THING IS I FOUND A REALLY NICE MOEN SHOWER HEAD TOO. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ONE SINCE OUR RAIN SHOWER HEAD DOES NOT PRODUCE ALOT OF PRESSURE WHEN SHOWERING.

 - I SET UP A DROP LIGHT AND CUT THE PLASTIC SUMP PUMP DRAIN TUBE TO SIZE. I RUN THE TUBE UNDER A RADIATOR ALONG A WALL UNDER A WOOD PANEL FRAME AND LOOP IT AROUND TO THE " CLEAN OUT ". IT IS PERFECT.

 - I LAY DOWN ON THE FLOOR BEHIND THE WET BAR. IT TAKES SEVERAL ATTEMPT TO RATCHET THE " BOOT " GASKET TO THE TUBE AND " CLEAN OUT ". LAYING SIDEWAYS ON THE CEMENT FLOOR WITH A HOT DROP LIGHT 6 INCHES FROM MY FACE WAS NOT FUN. BUT , EVERYTHING GETS CONNECTED.

 - USING THE OFF-CUT TUBING I RUN IT FROM A BAR FAUCET TO THE SUMP PUMP HOLE. I RUN THE WATER INTO THE HOLE AND TEST IT AT LEAST 5 TIMES. THE SUMP PUMP TURNS ON AND OFF PERFECTLY. THIS IS A BIG PROJECT COMING TO AN END.......ALL FOR FREE.

 - THIS IS A STAND UP SUMP PUMP SO I NEED TO SEMI-HIDE IT. I CUT 2 MILK CRATES WITH A JIG SAW OUTSIDE IN THE NICE WEATHER. THIS TAKES AT LEAST 3 ATTEMPTS TO GET IT RIGHT AND GOING UP AND DOWN THE STEPS 3 TIMES. THE JIG SAW WORKS PERFECTLY.

 - I COVER AND SECURE THE SUMP PUMP WITH 2 UPSIDE DOWN MILK CRATES. I CUT A PIECE OF WOOD TO LAY ON TOP OF THE CRATES AND THAN A CARPET TILE ON TOP OF THE WOOD. I RUN THE POWER SUPPLY ALONG THE WALL.

 - NEXT , I CUT TO SIZE THE FLOOR CARPET TILES TO THE SUMP PUMP AREA. I CLEAN UP AND THIS JOB IS ABOUT 99% DONE. I AM NOTE SURE IF I WANT TO RE-APPLY A PANEL TO CONCEAL THE " BOOT " TO THE " CLEAN OUT " PIPE. FOR NOW , I WILL LEAVE IT OPEN TO OBSERVE IT.  I AM REALLY HAPPY HOW THIS CAME OUT. THE NEXT PROJECT IS ATTACKING THE BASEMENT LEAKS FROM THE OUTSIDE STEP AREA. MAY BE SOME KIND OF FLEX-SEAL SEALANT SPRAY FOR CEMENT.

 IT WAS NICE LISTENING TO MY IPOD ON THE SPEAKER SYSTEM. IT WAS CONSTANT MUSIC WITH NO COMMERCIALS. OVERALL THIS SUMP PUMP PROJECT IT IS NOT THE BEST JOB BUT I AM PRETTY PROUD HOW THIS CAME OUT. MOT LIKELY WE WILL NEVER HAVE A HARD RAIN AGAIN.

 HEAD UPSTAIRS WITH THE MOEN SHOWER HEAD. IT DEFINITELY NEEDED CLEANING SO I USED GUNK SPRAY AND A HARD RAG. IT WORKED NICELY.

 OUTSIDE AGAIN I USE OUR AIR COMPRESSOR TO FILL UP THE TIRES ON 3 VEHICLES. OUR VAN HAD WARNING LIGHTS OF LOW PRESSURE ON ALL 4 TIRES. I SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES DOING THIS. I CLEAN UP AGAIN.

 INSIDE I INSTALL THE SHOWER HEAD. I NEED TO SHAVE AND SHOWER SO THIS BE A GOOD TEST. UNFORTUNATELY IT WORKS HORRIBLE. IT WAS NICE TO SHOWER AND SHAVE THOUGH.

 FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. THIS IS SO COOL. I JUST CAN'T STOP LOOKING AT THIS KID. AGAIN , THE CELL PHONE STEPS UP BIG TIME.

 I RE-INSTALL THE OLD RAIN FOREST SHOWER HEAD BUT I DID REMOVE MORE OF THE WATER RESTRICTOR. TO MY SURPRISE I DID INCREASE THE WATER PRESSURE BY AT LEAST 30%. THE MOEN SHOWER HEAD I PUT IN A BAG OF VINEGAR TO CLEAN IT AND REMOVE ANY RUST AND BUILD UP. I WILL LET THIS SIT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND RE-TRY IT. IF IT WORKS GREAT. IF NOT , THE RAIN FOREST SHOWERS SEEMS MUCH BETTER NOW. I WILL TEST IT AGAIN WHEN I SHOWER 5 DAYS FROM NOW.

 ANOTHER GOOD MEAL BY WHEELS BY THIS HEALTHY PRODUCT CALLED HELLO FRESH.  I AM TOTALLY SURPRISED HOW GOOD THESE MEALS ARE. I SHOULD BUY THEIR STOCK.

 A HARD BUT NEEDED TALK WITH OUR ELDEST. I KNOW THIS FEELING ALL TOO WELL AND I DO NOT WANT THE KID TO GO THROUGH WHAT I DID WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

 A FRIEND/BARTENDER VISITS WITH HER DOG. MAN , DID CRAZY MAZE FREAK OUT. SHE WAS A TOTAL JOY.....UNTIL THEY LEFT TO GO ON A WALK WITHOUT HER. SO NOT COOL.

 WHEN OUR ELDEST RETURNS WE ALL WATCH 2 EPISODES OF NAME THAT TUNE. HOW THE HELL CAN YOU NAME A TUNE IN ONE NOTE ?!?!?

 I MOVE TO MY BEDROOM AND WE DO A 2ND FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. IT WAS WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS. IT JUST FREAKS ME OUT WE CAN ALL TALK AND SEE EACH OTHER.

I DECIDE I LIKE TO WATCH ALL THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS MOVIES SOME DAY. UNFORTUNATELY , I CAN NOT ON-DEMAND OR NETFLIX THEM. I WILL TRY ANOTHER WAY LATER. NOT SURE WHY I WANT TO WATCH THESE MOVIES IN ORDER. I EVEN GOOGLED HOW TO WATCH THEM IN ORDER.

 WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF RIDICULOUSNESS AND PLAY 1 GAME OF INTERNET POKER WITH A CASH BUY-IN OF 500K. I CASHED AND CAME IN THIRD WINNING 770K. MAN THIS BE NICE IF IT WAS REAL.

 I ALSO WATCHED MONK ( SO MISS THIS SHOW ) AND TWO & A HALF MEN. OH MY GOD WAS " CANDY " A SMOKE SHOW.

 OFF TO BED LISTENING TO 30 MINUTE CALMING TAPE. I FELL ASLEEP PRETTY QUICKLY.

  THURSDAY     3 - 11 - 21

 NETFLIX JUST HIT 100 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS. AT $7 A MONTH THAT BRINGS IN $700 MILLION A MONTH.......NICE.

 FLYERS BLOW , NOVA BLOWS.....GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY. 76ERS WIN WITHOUT EMBIID AND SIMMONS.

 DRIVE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR. I SPENT A MORTGAGE PAYMENT.  I THOUGHT FOR SURE THE LINES WOULD BE WAY WAY LESS THAN THE ALWAYS 30 MINUTE WAIT WITH THE PANDEMIC............NOPE. THEY STILL BLOW IN MOVING CUSTOMERS.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD.....BLOW.

 STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE WHERE A FAMILY MEMBER AND HIS CREW ARE PAINTING THEIR EXTERIOR.

 MOM BUYS ME A WINTER JACKET..........NICE. I LOOK LIKE THE PUFFY MICHELIN MAN WITH THIS JACKET.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD ENOUGH PRODUCT TO FEED 5 FAMILIES FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS. I DID MISS GETTING THEIR LUNCHMEAT. NOW , I JUST HAVE TO SLICE IT.

 YOUNGEST SEARCHING FOR AN APARTMENT. SHE MIGHT HAVE A PLACE CLOSE TO HER COLLEGE.

 I DECIDED TO START WATCHING THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS MOVIE SERIES. THERE IS 10 TOTAL WITH 2 MORE COMING. THIS SERIES HAS GROSSED OVER 3 BILLION DOLLARS , VERY POPULAR , AND SOME GOOD REVIEWS.

 MY ANALOGY OF THE FIRST 2 FAST & FURIOUS MOVIES WATCHED :

 1ST - THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS ( 2001 )  - BLOW

 2ND - 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS ( 2003 ) - BLOW

 I JUST DON'T GET IT. EXTREMELY LONG CAR CHASE SCENES WITH SUPER HOPPED UP ENGINES. DRIVERS LOOK AT EACH OTHER FOR OVER 10 SECONDS WHILE DRIVING 140 MPH.  ONE GUY USED A LAPTOP TOP WHILE DOING 140 MPH !!! THE STORY LINES , AT BEST , ARE STUPID TO OKAY TO PREDICTABLE. THE DAMN CHASE SCENES ARE COMPLETELY ANNOYING WITH THE CAMERA MOVING LIKE IT WAS IN A BLENDER THROW OFF A BRIDGE.  EXCEPT FOR ONE SCENE IN THE 2ND MOVIE. FURIOUS I STARTED THESE MOVIES AND THEY ARE NOT FAST ENOUGH TO FINISH. ABSOLUTELY LAUGHABLE CARS SCENES. FOR THE MOTOR HEADS MAYBE THEY LIKE THIS COOL HIGH TECH CAR ENGINES. OH , SMOKING HOT GIRLS DOES HELP.

 ONE COOL SCENE - 50 COP CARS CHASE 4 GET AWAY CARS INTO A PARKING GARAGE WITH GARAGE DOORS. THE 4 BAD GUYS ENTER THE GARAGE AND 4 ASSOCIATES CLOSE THE DOORS BEHIND THE CARS AS THEY ENTER. THE POLICE WITH HELICOPTERS AND 50 COP CARS SURROUND THE BUILDING. ONE CHIEF OFFICER ON HIS MEGAPHONE ANNOUNCES " THERE IS NO WAY OUT. COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP !!! " THE DOORS OPEN SLOWLY AND..............400 CARS STORM OUT CONCEALING THE 4 BAD BAD GUY'S CARS. I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT WAS COOL.

 I MADE A DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER. I FEEL GUILTY EATING A COW BUT JESUS THEY ARE SO DAMN GOOD !!

 I ALLOW A RENTER TO ENTER A RENTAL HOME BUT HE WOULD BE ARRIVING BEFORE THE CLEANER. I WARNED HIM IT MAY NOT BE PERFECT. HE WAS TOTALLY COOL WITH GETTING IN A DAY EARLY ( UNHEARD OF WITH RENTAL PROPERTIES OR HOTELS AT $250 A NIGHT ). UPON ARRIVING HE TOLD HIS WIFE HE HAD TO PICK UP SOME CIGARETTE BUTTS ON THE DECK AND SOME BREAD CRUMBS ON A CUTTING BOARD. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS CLEAN. THE WIFE YELLED AT HIM TO TELL ME. THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME I LET ANYONE IN EARLY WITHOUT HAVING IT PROPERLY CLEANED. THEY SAVED $250 ,  GOT IN WAY EARLY , AND COMPLAINED ABOUT CLEANING FOR 11 SECONDS......UN-F'N-BELIEVABLE.

 WE WATCH A DIRK GENTLY. IT WAS GOOD. WHEELS WATCHED A HOSPITAL SHOW WHILE I HEAD TO MY ROOM.

  OFF TO BED AND USE THE CALMING TAPE AGAIN. MAN THIS PUTS ME TO SLEEP BIG TIME.  IT'S THE WAKING UP 3 TIMES TO PEE AND MORE THAT SUCKS. HOW THE HELL CAN I KEEP WAKING UP 200 TIMES A FUCKING NIGHT !??!!

  FRIDAY     3 - 12 - 21

 IT'S OFFICAL....CHICKENS FREAK OUT OUR PUP.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE.....AGAIN. THIS TIME A DVR FOR A SECURITY SYSTEM. IT SEEMS IN GOOD SHAPE. I WILL TEST IT LATER NEXT WEEK.

 STARTED A PROJECT TODAY OF INSTALLING 2 UNDER CABINET LIGHTS TO AN EXISTING ONE. SO , HOW DO YOU RUN A WIRE AROUND A STOVE AND MICROWAVE ?  I PULLED OUT THE FRIDGE , STOVE , AND MADE ONE HOLE IN MY BEDROOM WALL TO " FISH " A WIRE. THE HARDEST THING WAS DRILLING THE FIRST HOLE. JESUS , WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS. I RAN THE 2 LIGHTS AND TESTED.....ALL GOOD. THE LAST THING WAS TO INSTALL A FAT BULB. I TRIED 2 BULBS AND BROKE THE END PINS ON BOTH.....BLOW. LUCKILY IN MY BASEMENT I HAD A THIN BULB AND IT WORKED NICELY. I AM REALLY HAPPY HOW THESE CAME OUT. NOW , HOW DO I INSTALL 2 MORE LIGHTS ACROSS A KITCHEN SINK ?

 OH ,CLEANING UP A 100 TOOLS AND WET/DRY VACUUMING WAS NOT FUN. I HAD SHIT ALL OVER THE PLACE PLUS I HAD TO MOVE A TON OF STUFF TOO.

 FEEL BAD FOR OUR YOUNGEST. THEY WERE SHOWN A PLACE YESTERDAY AND INQUIRED ABOUT MAKING A DEPOSIT THE VERY NEXT MORNING ON AN APARTMENT. BUT  , SOMEONE BEAT THEM. THAT WAS DAMN FAST.

 WATCHED FAST AND FURIOUS 4 - BLOW

  I GOOGLED THE ORDER ON HOW TO WATCH THE ENTIRE SERIES. THEY DO NOT RECOMMEND IN A ROW. ANYWAY , THE EXACT SAME SILLY CAR CHASE SCENES AND DUMB PLOTS. THE ARE 2 VERY GOOD THINGS IN THE MOVIE THOUGH.

 1 - HOW THEY KILL THE BAD GUY. VIN DIESEL POPS UP HIS CAR ON THE BACK TWO WHEELS WHILE THE BAD GUY IS SHOOTING AT HIM. A BEAT-UP PARTNER LAYS ON THE GROUND UNDER THE BAD GUY'S FEET. VIN DIESEL'S CAR IS GETTING TOO CLOSE SO THE BAD GUY DECIDES TO JUMP OUT OF THE WAY. THE PARTNER , ON THE GROUND , GRABS HIS LEGS AND FORCES HIM IN POSITION. DIESEL SLAMS THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE BAD GUY'S BODY WITH HIS CAR INTO ANOTHER CAR. I HAVE TO AMDIT THAT WAS COOL.

 2 - ACTRESS GAL GADOT , WHO PLAYS WONDER WOMAN , WAS IN IT. THIS MOVIE WAS FILMED IN 2009 SO IT WAS 12 YEARS AGO. LET ME TELL YOU , WONDER WOMAN WAS MORE OF A PIECE OF ASS SMOKE SHOW BACK THAN.......OH MAN.   HER VOICE ALONE MAKES ME FANTASIZE ABOUT BEING IN HER GOLDEN LASSO.

 ** I COULD NOT FIND THIS MOVIE ON STREAM , ON-DEMAND , OR CABLE SO I USED YOU-TUBE TO WATCH MOVIE IN 27 FIVE MINUTE PARTS. IT WAS HORRIBLE QUALITY AND TOOK FOREVER TO WATCH.

 CHEESE STEAKS FOR DINNER. I AM SO OKAY WITH THAT.

 ELDEST WORKS OUT , DOES YOGA WITH WHEELS , AND TAKES A SHOWER. THIS IS GOOD.

 WHEELS GOES TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR QUICK CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT. IT'S AROUND 6PM.

 I CHILL AT HOME AT WATCH THE 76ERS WIN. I ALSO WATCH A VERY GOOD DOCUMENTARY RE-ENACTMENT SERIES CALLED AGE OF THE SAMURAI : BATTLE FOR JAPAN. JESUS THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL AND RUTHLESS.

 AT MIDNIGHT OUR ELDEST COMES IN WITH FRIENDS. THE ONE FRIEND / BARTENDER I ADORE. THEY GO DOWN THE BASEMENT AND SHE COMES BACK UP DRESSED IN A LARGE AIR FILLED CHICKEN OUTFIT. OH MY GOD OUR DOG FREAKED OUT AND HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH IT. IT WAS FUNNY.

 I CAN NOT SLEEP BECAUSE WHEELS IS STILL OUT. I FINALLY CALL AND INSTANTLY KNOW SHE IS FEELING GOOD. I DRIVE TO THE HOUSE AND OF COURSE......DRINK WITH HER , FAMILY , AND A FRIEND I HAVE NOT SEEN IN 5 YEARS.

 A FAMILY MEMBER TELLS ME I SHOULD GET A JOB AT HOME DEPOT. ANNNNNNNNND I THOUGHT MY PRIDE COULD NOT GO ANY LOWER.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE A NIGHT CAP AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED AND AGAIN LISTEN TO THIS CALMING CASSETTE TAPE. I FELL ASLEEP WITHIN 3 MINUTES........NOT EVEN.

 IN BED AFTER 2:30AM , UP TWICE BEFORE 4:30AM , AND PEE AGAIN AT 6:15AM. I JUST STAYED UP........BLOW.

 SATURDAY    3 - 13 - 21

 IT WAS TIME TO SEE TONY SOPRANO.

 YOU WANT A DAY? THIS FELT LIKE A WEEK AND IT WAS FUN.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN..........5 TIMES. SERIOUSLY......5 TIMES. ALL PICK-UPS WITH THE PUP , OUR YOUNGEST , OR WHEELS.....OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH. ALL ITEMS WERE FREE.

 1 - 2 BRAND NEW 4' BULBS. SINCE ALL MINE ( 14 ) AT THE NAIL WERE BURNT OUT I WAS LOOKING FOR MORE. I HAD ZERO.

 2 - SEVEN 4' BULBS ( GUY WAS SUPER COOL IN A BEAUTIFUL OVERBROOK AREA. HOUSE WAS HUGE )

 3 - WITH MY YOUNGEST , WHICH IS ALWAYS AWESOME ( AND THE PUP ) , WE DO SEVERAL THINGS :

  A) - PICK UP 50 OAK WOOD CABINET PULLS. THESE KNOBS COULD BE A NICE UPGRADE FOR THE POCONO HOUSE. AN OLDER GENTLEMAN WASHING HIS CAR THAT GAVE THEM TO US WAS VERY NICE.

  B) - TRAVEL TO AN APARTMENT WITH POTENTIAL TO RENT. MY KID AS NERVOUS AS I KNOCKED ON THE DOOR TO ASK THE COLLEGE RENTERS SOME QUESTIONS. I LIKE THE LOCATION OF THE PROPERTY AS TO WHERE HER CAMPUS IS. SHE WAS LUCKY....NO ANSWER. I MEAN IT WAS 12 NOON SO EVERYONE WAS SLEEPING.

  C) - GO TO WAWA AND I BUY HER COFFEE. A QUICK NOTE - AT 18TH ON MARKET STREET IS NOT A 2 WAY STREET.

  D) - BACK TO HER DORM. A FRIEND JOINS US TO PLAY WITH MAZE THE PUP AND HELP BRING UP NICE FOOD SUPPLIES I GOT HER.....GOLD FISH , VANILLA CROISSANTS , SMART POP CORN , AND STRAWBERRY POP-TARTS. ALL THE ESSENTIALS FOR A COLLEGE STUDENT.

  4 - I AM NOT HOME FOR 30 SECONDS AND ANOTHER PERSON RESPONDS TO A REQUEST. JUST MINUTES FROM OUR HOUSE I PICK UP 15 HOUSE SHUTTERS. THE FUNNY THING.....I WAS AT THIS HOUSE BEFORE. A BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE AREA.

 5 - WITH WHEELS WE STOP TO PICK-UP A 2' CEILING LIGHT.

 I REALLY ENJOYED TRAVELING WITH THE PUP , MEETING PEOPLE , AND SEEING OUR YOUNGEST AND HER FRIEND.

 BACK HOME I SPACKLE THE SINGLE HOLE I MADE WHEN " FISHING " WIRES FOR THE UNDER CABINET LIGHTS. THEY CAME OUT SO NICE. FOR 20 YEARS WE HAD A LIGHT SWITCH THAT DID NOTHING. NOW IT POWERS 3 LIGHTS. IT IS VERY LITTLE BUT I AM PROUD OF IT. ALL FOR FREE. ( LOVE THAT WORD )

 DID YOU TURN YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ONE HOUR ?

 WHEELS AND I ROAD TRIP WEST FOR ONE HOUR. IT WAS TIME TO DO OUR TAXES WITH TONY SOPRANO. I HAVE BEEN GOING TO HIM FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND IT IS ALWAYS A FREAKIN' FUN STORY TELLING SHOW.

 SO , HERE IS OUR EXPERIENCE. TELL ME IF THIS IS HOW YOUR TAXES GET DONE ?

 - I TEXT HIM WE ARE HERE. HE TEXTS BACK " GO TO KITCHEN ". I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS. THEY HAVE A LOCKED EXTERIOR DOOR BUT THE RECEPTIONIST ALLOWS US IN AND TELLS US TO GO TO KITCHEN. THEY RECOMMEND CLIENTS TO STAY OUTSIDE TO BE CALLED.....NOT US.

 - IN THE KITCHEN WE FEAST. IT IS 6PM AND WE ARE HUNGRY SINCE WE HAD NO DINNER. HOW ABOUT THIS........LAMB CHOP RIBS ( EXCELLENT ) , CHICKEN CUTLETS , PILAF RICE , SOME SORT OF VEGGIE STEW IN A TRAY , CABBAGE STUFFED WITH PORK , DINNER ROLLS , DESERTS , BEER , WATER , COOKIES , M&M'S , AND MORE. WE CHILLED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND IT WAS FUN. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD.  WE ARE DRINKING BEER AND EATING EXCELLENT FOOD AT OUR ACCOUNT'S HUGE MODERN OFFICE.

 - NEXT WE ARE ESCORTED TO A PRIVATE WAITING ROOM. A BEAUTIFUL SITTING ROOM WITH A TV AND COMFORTABLE LEATHER COUCH. WE CHILL IN HERE BY OURSELVES AND WATCH THE REMAINING 30 MINUTES OF UNDERCOVER BOSS. IT WAS THE CEO OF POPEYE'S CHICKEN....WHEELS FAVORITE. OF COURSE THE SHOW MADE US CRY.

 - IT IS STANDARD TO HAVE A 6PM MEETING AND START ONE HOUR LATER. OUR ACCOUNTANT WAS RIGHT ON TIME......7PM.  WE ARE ASKED TO HEAD TO HIS OFFICE.

 - WE SIT AND THE STORY TELLING STARTS FROM VACATION HOMES BEING BOUGHT & SOLD , DOING THE TAXES FOR " JAKE " OF TWO & AND HALF MEN TV SHOW ( HE HAS OVER 80 MILLION ) , HORSES , CARS , RESTAURANTS , VEGAS , ATLANTIC CITY , MONEY , INVESTMENTS , FOOD , POLITICIANS , TAXES OF COURSE , AND MORE. IT IS VERY NORMAL FOR US TO BE HERE 4 HOURS AND WE LOVE EVERY MINUTE.

 - WE ASK OUR KIDS TO FACETIME WITH OUR ACCOUNTANT FOR QUESTIONS. WE TOTALLY HOOK-UP OUR ELDEST WITH A VERY NICE TAX RETURN. OH , I PLEADED WITH HER NOT TO GO TO H & R BLOCK. SHE FINALLY AGREED AND CANCELLED HER MEETING WITH THEM. SHE WAS QUITE HAPPY WITH THE RETURN SHE IS GETTING TO SAY THE LEAST. OH......AND IT WAS FREE. ALSO , ON TOP , BOTH KIDS WILL GET $1400 STIMULUS CHECKS.

 - THE KIDS WERE FUN DOING THE FACETIME WITH OUR ACCOUNTANT AND US.

 - WE WRAP UP AND SAY OUR GOODBYES. IT WAS THE LATEST WE EVER STAYED HERE.  BUT AGAIN.....ALWAYS A SHOW. IT REALLY IS LIKE SITTING WITH TONY SOPRANO FOR 4 HOURS. I ALSO FOUND OUT WE BOTH HAVE A FAVORITE SHOW......TWO AND A HALF MEN.

 WE ROLL HOME AND STOP FOR #5 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE PICK-UP ON THE WAY.

 AT HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH DRINKS AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF DIRK GENTLY. IT WAS GOOD. WE ALSO TALK SEVERAL TIMES WITH OUR ELDEST. BOY IS SHE HAPPY WE HOOKED HER UP WITH TAXES.......BIG TIME. FOR A NIGHTMARE YEAR WE DID GOOD TOO.

 I USE MY CALMING CASSETTE TAPE AGAIN. IT IS 5 NIGHTS IN A ROW. FOR THE 5TH TIME I FALL ASLEEP WITHIN 5 MINUTES. UNFORTUNATELY I AM WAKING UP TOO MUCH.

 THE BAND SUPERTRAIN DOES A STREAM FOR THE NAIL. OVER 1,500 VIEWS AND 150 COMMENTS IN UNDER 3 HOURS..........WOW !!

 ANOTHER STREAM ON SUNDAY AT 7:30PM WITH THE WORLD WITHOUT US.

 FLYERS LOSE AGAIN TO THE CAPITALS. A PAINFUL 3RD TIME IN A WEEK.

 SUNDAY     3 - 14 - 21

 A FUN DAY.............WELL , NOT IN THE BEGINNING.

  I DO SOME SMALL PROJECTS AND DECIDE TO TACKLE A TOILET.  WHEELS GOES IN A CLEANING MODE. BOTH NEEDED TO BE DONE.

 OUR TOILET HAS A SMALL LEAK AND RUNS SOMETIMES. SO , I DECIDE TO CHANGE EVERYTHING IN THE TOILET TANK OR AS THEY SAY " THE GUTS ". THIS WAS NOT FUN. I REMOVED THE TANK TOP AND RE-STALLED WITH ALL NEW PARTS. YES , I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE PACKAGE OF SUPPLIES IN MY BASEMENT WAREHOUSE. HERE IS HOW THIS WENT :

 - THERE ARE 2 BOLTS HOLDING THE TANK TO THE BASE. ONE BOLT COMES OFF SUPER SUPER EASY. TRY TO GUESS THE OTHER ONE ? I TRY SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS BUT THE FINAL BOLT IS JUST TOO RUSTED AND WILL NOT SPIN LOOSE. SO I BREAK OUT MY SAW SALL. THIS IS RISKY USING A VIBRATING AND RECIPROCATING TOOL AROUND PORCELAIN.  I TOLD WHEELS , " IF YOU HEAR ME SCREAM YOU KNOW I CRACKED THE TOILET. "

 - THE BOLT CUTS CLEANLY. I USE A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP ANY WATER AND CLEAN THE TANK. I REMOVE ALL OLD PARTS AND INSTALL NEW ONES. I ACTUALLY WORK ON MY BED WHILE THE PUP WATCHES ME. I ALSO LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK RADIO WITH RAY DIDDY.

 - I RE-ATTACH THE TANK AND IT IS NOT SITTING RIGHT. THE BOLTS UNDERNEATH ARE VERY HARD TO GET TO. I LAY ON MY SIDE WITH A FLASH LIGHT TO SEE THE BOLTS UP AND UNDERNEATH. THEY ARE SUPER HARD TO TURN TIGHTLY.

 - I DO NOT LIKE HOW THE TANK  IS " SITTING " BUT CONNECT THE WATER SUPPLY AND RUN A TEST. THE FIRST FLUSH AND WATER SPILLS ALL OVER THE PLACE LIKE A F'N SIEVE. SOME CURSING WAS HEARD.

 - I LAY ON THE GROUND AND REMOVE THE HARD TO GET TO BOLTS. I REMOVE THE TANK AND INSTANTLY REALIZE I DID NOT INSTALL A RUBBER TOILET GASKET BETWEEN THE TANK AND THE BASE. OH MY GOD !!! THE NEW PART WAS SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ME ON THE SINK !!!

 - I ATTACH THE GASKET AND TIGHTEN THE FLUSH VALVE BETTER. I HOOK EVERYTHING BACK UP. I CAN'T TIGHTENED THE BOLTS AND REALIZE I FLIP FLOPPED THE WASHER AND SMALL RUBBER SEALS. I TAKE EVERYTHING OFF FOR THE 2ND F'N TIME. REMEMBER.....I AM LAYING ON MY SIDE LIKE A WHALE ON A BEACH.

 - I FLIP FLOP THE WASHERS AND SEALS AND TIGHTENED TO MY LIKING. EVERYTHING IS GOOD AND I CLEAN UP. A JOB THAT SHOULD OF TOOK 45 MINUTES TOOK 2 HOURS.......BLOW.

 WHEELS HELPS ME CLEAN UP A 100 TOOLS AND REMOVE STUFF OUT OF THE VAN AND CAR.

 NEXT PROJECT WAS SLICING LUNCH MEAT. WE SPEND ABOUT 40 MINUTES DOING THIS. CLEANING THE SLICER AT THE END IS SUCH A HASSLE BUT MUST BE DONE AFTER EVERY USE. THE PUP ENJOYED SOME OFF-CUTS.

 WE GET A 2ND LEASH/RUNNER FOR THE PUP. WHEELS AND I MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS AND ATTACH IT TO OUR EXISTING ONE. IT WORKS NICELY.

 I HAVE TO ROLL OUT BUT MY BROTHER SAYS HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE AT OUR PARK. WHEELS AND I DRIVE DOWN......HE IS NOT THERE. I CALL HIM AND HE TELLS ME THEY DECIDED TO GO TO DAIRY QUEEN. I REPLIED ,
" SO , WHAT DAIRY QUEEN AM I MEETING YOU AT ? "

 DRIVE BACK HOME TO DROP WHEELS OFF.

 I TAKE A FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE RIDE TO A CRAPPY AREA IN OVERBROOK. THE GIRL WAS NICE AS SHE WAS WORKING ON THEIR HOUSE. A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF WAS OUTSIDE. I BELIEVE THEY WERE SETTING DYNAMITE TO IMPLODE THE HOME. I GOT 14 NEW 4' FLORESCENT BULBS. I AM NOW STOCKED AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING. YOU EVER HEAR A FLORESCENT BULB BREAK OR " POP " ? IT IS LIKE A FRIGGIN' GUN SHOT. THE AREA I WAS IN WAS NOT GOOD FOR THIS NEXT STORY. I SAY HELLO TO THE LADY AND A WORKER. SHE POINTS TO THE BOX OF BULBS AND I RETRIEVE THEM. LITTLE DID I KNOW THE END OF THE BOX HAD A TINY HOLE IN IT JUST ENOUGH TO ALLOW ONE BULB TO SLIDE OUT. I GOT TO MY VAN DOUBLE PARKED IN THE MAIN STREET AND JUST AS I GET READY TO SLIDE A DOOR OPEN..........POP !!!!!!!!!!   I CLEANED UP THE BIG PARTS AND SO GOT THE HELL OUT OF THERE.

 AT THE NAIL I UNLOAD , SET-UP , AND PUT TOGETHER A NEW DEEP FRYER. THE OLD ONE TOOK ITS COURSE TO HELL AND WAS THROWN OUT.

 SOME FRIENDS COME IN AND I DECIDE TO STAY. I TEST THE NEW DEEP FRYER WITH 3 LITTLE PICKLE CHIPS. MAN , WITH NEW OIL , THEY WERE VERY GOOD.......ME WANT WINGY.  SOON , MY ELDEST WHO WAS BARTENDING , WAS MAKING FOOD ORDERS. ABOUT 10 PEOPLE CAME IN INCLUDING " HOLLYWOOD " ( ALWAYS A GOOD TIME TO HANG WITH )  , A FRIEND/BARTENDER ( WHO IS SO MUCH FUN ) , AND A DOORMAN ( BUSTED HIS ANKLE IN 3 PLACES SO I AM TRYING TO GET HIM A CANE ). IT WAS ALOT OF FUN AND I STAYED MUCH LONGER THAN I WANTED BUT.....IT WAS A GOOD TIME.

 I SAY MY GOODBYES AND ROLL HOME. I MAKE AND DEVOUR A ROAST BEEF SANDWICH. FRESHLY SLICED LUNCHMEAT IS ALWAYS GOOD.

 AT HOME I AM GREETED BY THE PUP LIKE SHE HASN'T SEEN ME IN A YEAR. I LOVE IT.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH TV AND SETTLE IN.

 BY 11PM I AM OFF TO BED. WHAT A DAY.

 MONDAY     3 - 15 - 21

 YOU REALLY SHOULD LOG-OUT OF YOUR STREAMING DEVICE.................

  I REPLACED ALL PARTS ON A TOILET AND AFTER 24 HOURS ALL IS GOOD. THIS IS A SMALL MIRACLE.

 A VERY BROKEN FRONT SCREEN DOOR STRONGLY SWAYS MY DECISION TO HEAD EAST. LATER I FOUND OUT THIS DOOR IS MUCH WORSE THAN I THOUGHT.

 START MORNING BY DRILLING OUT A SHOWER HEAD FOR THE 2ND TIME AND RE-INSTALLING IT FOR THE 4TH TIME. I THINK I GOT AN EXTRA 10% WATER PRESSURE ON TOP OF THE 20% I GOT LAST WEEK. THE SHOWERHEAD SITTING IN VINEGAR WAS ABOUT 50% BETTER BUT NOT WORTH KEEPING.

 ELDEST TELLS ME SHE HAD A DREAM I DIED AND SHE JUST KEPT CRYING. THE FUNNY THING I KNOW I AM GOING TO DIE WITH MY SLEEP APNEA BUT I DON'T THINK I WILL BE MISSED THAT MUCH. THE ONE THING THAT FIGHTS MY LONGEVITY FOR LIFE IS MY DAD'S 92 YEAR OLD ( AND STILL GOING ) BLOODLINES.

 PLAY WITH THE PUPPY IN THE BACK YARD. SHE IS SO GOOD AT RETRIEVING A BALL AND DROPPING IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. SHE IS NOT SO GOOD IF THE BALL ROLLS INTO THE BUSHES AND NEEDS TO BE FOUND. SHE LOOKS FOR LIKE 10 SECONDS AND CAN'T FIND IT. SHE STARTS WALKING BACK TOWARDS ME WITH A FACE LIKE , " SO , ANY OTHER GAME YOU WANNA PLAY ? "

 SPACKLE A HOLE IN MY BEDROOM WALL FOR THE 3RD TIME. I AM OKAY IT IS THE ONLY DAMAGE FROM RUNNING A UNDER CABINET WIRE.

 MY BROTHER SELLS HIS BELOVED DODGE VIPER INSTANTLY ON.........FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE.

 ACTION NEWS INTERVIEWS 3 LOCAL BARS. ONE IS FLIP & BAILEYS AND A BARTENDER WE KNOW NAMED PATRICK. HIS ADDING ABILITIES FOR TABS ARE SUSPECT.

 I LOAD UP TOOLS AND SUPPLIES ALONG WITH THE PUPPY.

 ON THE ROAD I STOP AND GET GAS. PRICES STILL RISING AND NOW OVER $3. i TOTALLY BLAME BIDEN. GO TRUMP !!

 STOP IN CENTER CITY TO VISIT OUR YOUNGEST. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN. WE DECIDE TO GO TO THE ITALIAN MARKET ON 8TH STREET WHICH I HAVE NOT BEEN TO IN DECADES, IT WAS FUN AND WE BOTH AGREE WE WILL RETURN.

 WE GO TO DIBRUNO BROTHERS FIRST FOR SANDWICHES BUT THEY WERE SOLD OUT. THE CHEESES , OILS , AND MEATS SMELL REMARKABLE. WE ALSO FIND A GREAT PARKING SPOT ON A TINY STREET.

 WE WALK AROUND A LITTLE BIT AND END UP AT TALLUTO'S. THE FEMALE WORKERS WERE EXCELLENT AS WE PURCHASED 3 DIFFERENT ITEMS AT 3 DIFFERENT TIMES. WE MAKE A PURCHASE AND THAN SAY , " OH I LIKE THAT TOO. " WE GOT 2 OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN HOAGIES ( EXCELLENT AND ALL HAND SLICED ) , A PINT OF BROCCOLI RABE ( OH MY GOD ) , ITALIAN COOKIES AND ITALIAN SODA. I LOVED ALL THE FOOD AND IT WAS SO NICE BEING IN THIS ITALIAN MARKET AREA. I AM TELLING YOU THERE IS NO WHERE ELSE THAT HAS BETTER ITALIAN FOOD.

 NEXT WE DRIVE TO THE CENTER CITY DOG PARK. THIS IS ALWAYS A BLAST. WE SIT OUTSIDE TO HAVE LUNCH WHILE OUR CRAZY PUPPY MAZE PLAYS WITH NEW FRIENDS. IT IS ALWAYS A SHOW AND OF COURSE , OUR DOG JUMPS THE WALL TWICE. SHE ALSO WALKED ALONG THE WALL NUDGING PEOPLE SITTING ON IT. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 WE MET A 3 MONTH OLD CHOCOLATE LAB NAMED GEORGE. HE WAS SO CHILL AND ADORABLE. YOU KNOW , IF I WAS SINGLE , SKINNY , HAD HAIR , IN SHAPE , NO GLASSES , DRESSED WAY NICER.....I SO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS AT THE DOG PARK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BRING A PUPPY.

 SPEAKING OF ASS. FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRUCK AGAIN. I WANTED A TRAVEL ROKU OR AN EXTRA ONE FOR OUR BASEMENT. TODAY THAT WAS ACHIEVED AND GUESS WHO GAVE ME ONE ?.........MEGHAN MARKLE. YEP , ABOUT 2 BLOCKS FROM THE ITALIAN MARKET WE STOPPED BY A HOUSE. I TEXT HER AND THE GIRL ANSWERING THE DOOR LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE MEGHAN MARKLE. SHE WAS OVER THE TOP SUPER NICE AND WEARING WORK-OUT SPANDEX. SHE GAVE ME THE ROKU DEVICE AND ASKED IF I LIKE TO COME IN FOR SOME BREAKFAST AND COFFEE AND MAYBE  DO SOME YOGA WITH HER IN THE DOWN DOGGY POSITION. I DECLINED BECAUSE I HAD MY DAUGHTER AND PUPPY IN THE CAR.

 SOME OF THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH MAY NOT BE TRUE. IT WAS JUST COFFEE SHE OFFERED NOT BREAKFAST.

 SOME OF THE SENTENCE ABOVE MAY NOT BE TRUE.

 DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AND SHE THANKS AND HUGS ME FOR THE GREAT FOOD AND GOOD TIME SHE HAD. I AGREED.

 I HEAD EAST MORE. I GET TIRED WHEN DRIVING SO I CALL MY PARENTS. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE OF A FAMILY GETTING TOGETHER AT EASTER. AN OUTSIDE PATIO TYPE OF GET TOGETHER.

 RULES FOR COVID BEING LOOSENED UP. I AM VERY HESITANT ABOUT THIS SINCE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE NOW GETTING SUPER SPIKED WITH VARIANTS OF COVID NOW. OH MY GOD PLEASE NOT AGAIN. TO SHOW I AM STILL UNCOMFORTABLE A GUY CALLED ME TONIGHT AND WANTED TO BOOK A BIRTHDAY SHOW WITH A BAND I KNEW FOR THIS FRIDAY. THIS WOULD OF BROUGHT IN GOOD MONEY BUT I ENDED UP DECLINING. IN " NORMAL " DAYS THIS IS WHAT VENUE OWNERS DREAM OF. OH MAN THIS BLOWS.

 I ARRIVE AND I TAKE PICTURES OF MOUNDS OF SAND HIRE THAN A HOUSE. IT IS DAUNTING AND LOOKS ALMOST LIKE AN ALIEN INVASION LIKE THE MOVIE " INDEPENDENCE DAY ". I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW HIGH THE SAND IS. FROM THE 2ND FLOOR , YOU STILL CAN NOT SEE THE OCEAN. THE BEACH BEING CLOSED TOTALLY SUCKS TOO. THE REASON FOR THESE GIGANTIC MOUNDS IS RE-STRUCTURING DAMAGED BEACHES.....AGAIN.

  I TRY TO ENTER OUR CONDO AND REALIZE THE BROKEN DOOR IS A MORE SERIOUS PROBLEM THAN I THOUGHT. THE DOOR IS FINE BUT THE EXTERIOR OF OUR HOME IS NOT. BASICALLY , I HAVE NOTHING TO ATTACH THE DOOR TOO. I REALLY NEED TO COME UP WITH A MACGYVER. I CAN BARELY OPEN THE DOOR AND WHEN A PUPPY NEEDS TO GO OUT 10 TIMES A DAY THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED YESTERDAY.

 SOME TRUMPSTERS ARE GOING TO BE GOING TO TRIAL. THEY COULD GET OVER 20 YEARS FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND INSURRECTION. I LIKE TO SEE HOW FUCKING PISSED THEY ARE NOW ABOUT GOVERNMENT.  SEE YA IN 20 YEARS BOYS.    GO TRUMP !!!

 I SETTLE IN , TALK TO WHEELS , AND HAVE SOME LIBATIONS. SOMEONE LEFT SOME FIREBALL CINNAMON WHISKEY BOTTLES. I DRANK A WHOLE BOTTLE TONIGHT.

 THE FIREBALL WHISKY BOTTLE WAS THE SIZE YOU GET IN AN AIRPLANE.

 I TEST THE ROKU AND IT WORKS PERFECT. IN FACT , SO PERFECT MEGHAN MARKLE LEFT HER NETFLIX AND AMAZON ACCOUNT STILL LOGGED IN. I KINDA FELT BAD WATCHING THE AGE OF THE SAMURAI ON NETFLIX ON HER ACCOUNT. THERE ARE PROBABLY MORE ACCOUNTS ON THIS DEVICE BUT I GOT TOO TIRED. BY 10PM I WAS IN BED.  SMARTLY , I MADE MY BED EARLIER.

 DREAM - MY BROTHER AND I SAVE A SMALL BLACK MINK. IT WAS STUCK IN A FOOT TRAP. WE NURSED IT BACK TO HEALTH WHILE A VET AND NO ONE ELSE WOULD HELP.

  TUESDAY     3 - 16 - 21

 YOU AIN'T SO TOUGH NOW ARE YOU ?....................

 TODAY I HAD 2 FRIGGIN' MAJOR PRIORITY PROJECTS. BOTH SUCKED ASS.

 1ST - THE DAMN STORM. FROM AN INSTALLING POINT........I HATE STORM DOORS. I DESPISE THEM. THEY BLOW. THEY SUCK. I CAN'T STAND THEM. NOW , LET THE PROJECT BEGIN.

 THE DOOR COMPLETELY DISCOMBOBULATES WHEN TRYING TO OPEN. THE BOTTOM HALF SHOOTS OUT AND THE TOP OPENS ABOUT 10 INCHES. THE PUP CAN SQUEEZE BY NO PROBLEM BUT ME AND MY 300 POUND OF FATNESS HAVE NO SHOT. I WAS SO PISSED I DECIDED TO REMOVE THE WHOLE DAMN DOOR FROM THE OUTSIDE.....IN THE COLD AND WIND.......BLOW. TWICE , I WENT UPSTAIRS AND OUT THE PATIO DOOR TO GET TO THE FRONT DOOR........BLOW. CAN YOU FEEL THE HATRED I HAVE FOR THIS PROJECT YET ?

 I NEED TO SLIGHTLY PULL BACK TRIM AND NEW SIDING TO ACCESS THE EXTERIOR WALL. I PLACE THE DOOR AROUND THE CORNER IN A CUBBY HOLE. TOMORROW I WILL TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT......BLOW.

 SECOND - THE ICE MACHINE. IT IS JUST NOT MAKING ICE AT A NORMAL PACE. SINCE IT IS COLD OUT I REMOVE ALL THE FOOD AND PLACE IT IN A PLASTIC BIN. I PLACE A TOWEL ON TOP AND BARELY SLIDE IT OUTSIDE BY THE CRAPPY STORM DOOR........BLOW. I RUN A SMALL FAN TOWARDS THE OPEN FRIDGE AND SHUT OFF THE BREAKER. I WILL DEFROST THE FRIDGE FOR ABOUT 12 HOURS.

 I TAKE A BREAK AND WALK THE PUP. I WANTED TO SEE IF THE TOWNSHIP IS ALLOWING ANY ACCESS TO THE BEACH. SO.....I WALKED AND WALKED AND WALKED. NOT ONE ACCESS WAS ALLOWING ENTRANCE. ALL OF THEM WERE BLOCKED WITH ORANGE PLASTIC FENCING WITH SIGNAGE SAYING " BEACH CLOSED FATTY ". I WALKED SO FAR I GOT TO THE DOG PARK. SO.....I LET OUR PUP HAVE SOME FUN.....KINDA.

 AS SOON AS I ENTER MAZE ( OUR PUP ) INTO THE ENCLOSURE 2 DOGS BEAT-UP ON HER PLAYFULLY. ONE DOG IS A 6 MONTH OLD FURRY THING NAMED " TRIXIE ". SHE IS BEING A LITTLE ROUGH AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT THE DOG WAS BITING AND TUGGING ON MAZE'S HARNESS. WELL , IT WAS HER NECK. BOTH HER OWNER AND ME BREAK THEM UP. I REMOVE THE HARNESS AND THE 2ND BIGGER DOG LEAVE THE PARK. FOR 15 MINUTES MAZE GOT PLAYFULLY BULLIED AND HAD TO SPIN ON HER BACK SEVERAL TIMES TO SHOW SUBMISSIVENESS.  THE YOUNG DOG JUST KEPT GOING AND BITING MAZE'S NECK WITH THE BIGGER FRIEND.

 WELL NOW , THE BIGGER DOG LEFT AND GUESS WHAT ? MAZE HAS HER REVENGE.....HITE !! THE FLUFFY DOG TRIXIE IS BIGGER THAN MAZE BUT HALF THE WEIGHT BECAUSE HER FUR MAKES HER LOOK BIGGER. THE OWNER SAYS SHE IS ABOUT 25 POUNDS. WELL MAZE IS 55 POUNDS AND SOLID. NOW IT WAS GO TIME....WITHOUT A HARNESS. MAZE HARASSED AND THUMPED THIS DOG SO MUCH FOR 15 MINUTES THAT TRIXIE ENDED UP SITTING BY HER OWNER'S LEGS THE REST OF THE TIME. SHE NEVER BOTHERED MAZE AGAIN. I WAS HAPPY FOR MAZY. MORE DOGS CAME IN AND IT WAS FUN. TRIXIE  SAT THE REST OF HER TIME BY HER OWNER TRAUMATIZED.

 BACK HOME WALKING I AM THINKING , " DAMN , IF ONE SEAGULL FINDS MY FOOD OUTSIDE I AM SCREWED.

  THE PUP TOTALLY CRASHES ON MY BED. I ACTUALLY GOT A LITTLE CONCERNED BECAUSE IT WAS AT LEAST 6 HOURS.

 ON OCCASION MY CRAPPY COMPUTER WILL SHUT DOWN MY EMAIL SERVICE AND RE-BOOT. WATCHING ACTION NEWS I SAW 3 VERY LOCAL BARS BEING INTERVIEWED AND THOUGHT " MAYBE I TELL THEM MY STORY AND HOW MY DAUGHTERS STEPPED UP TO HELP THEIR DAD. " I SPENT ABOUT 25 MINUTES WRITING THIS EMAIL AND MY F'N COMPUTER SHUTS IT DOWN. I COULD NOT SAVE THE EMAIL. I SCREAMED SO LOUD SEAGULLS FLEW SOUTH. THE COMPUTER RE-BOOTS AND I WRITE THE WHOLE DAMN EMAIL AGAIN.......BLOW.

 I DECIDE TO MAKE SOME MEALS. I BAKE MEATBALLS AND CHICKEN CORDON BLUE ALONG WITH BOILING UP SOME RIGATONI'S.

 I HAVE SOME DINNER AND SOME WINE.

 I SETTLE IN AND USING MY " NEW " ROKU I WATCH 3 EPISODES OF WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR. IT IS HORRIFIC WHAT ALL COUNTRIES WENT THROUGH. I ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE AGE OF THE SAMURAI.  THIS WAS EVEN MORE HORRIFIC.

 I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED PARKER WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ ( SO LIKE TO BANG HER ) , KARATE BAD ASS GUY JASON STATHAM , NICK NOLTE ( MAN HE AGED AND GOT FATTER THAN ME ) , AND 2 OR 3 OTHER RECOGNIZABLE ACTORS. THE MOVIE WAS EH TO OKAY. JAY LO STRIPPING DOWN TO HER UNDERWEAR MIGHT OF BEEN PAUSED FOR ABOUT 40 SECONDS.

 I ALSO WATCH THE 76ERS SQUEAK OUT A WIN. I USED MY CELL PHONE TO WATCH THAT SINCE I DO NOT HAVE VERY MANY CABLE STATIONS HERE.

 OFF TO BED AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE PUP STAYS ON THE COUCH BUT AFTER AN HOUR OR SO JUMPS IN WITH ME. I WATCHED TWO & A HALF MEN FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 FUNNY....THE PUP NOW GROANS WHEN I MOVE AROUND IN BED.

 LAST WEEK I WROTE ABOUT A FORMER GIRLS SOFTBALL PLAYER ON THE RUSTY NAIL SOFTBALL TEAM. SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND WAS AN ALL-STAR SHORTSTOP. SPEED IT UP TO TONIGHT.....I AM AT A PARTY AND I SEE HER. I WALK UP AND MAKE CONVERSATION WITH HER. THE PARTY IS LOUD AND MY HEARING BLOWS SO MOST OF HER QUESTIONS I CAN NOT HEAR BUT I JUST NOD MY HEAD. SHE SEES I AM STRUGGLING TO HEAR BECAUSE SEVERAL TIMES I AM CUPPING MY EARS WITH MY HANDS. WE CONTINUE TO TALK , DRINK SOME BEERS , AND EVEN DID A COUPLE OF SHOTS TO REMEMBER THE OLE DAYS. I WAS ENJOYING MYSELF , FEELING GOOD , AND SHE IS STILL ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. SHE HAS A GYMNAST-LIKE BODY WITH LONG HAIR WAY PAST HER ASS.

 CONTINUED - " L.B. " TELLS ME , " DO YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE SO WE CAN TALK BETTER ? IT'S PRETTY LOUD AND I LIKE TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOU. " I AM THINKING SHE IS JUST BEING POLITE AND NOTICED I WAS STRUGGLING HEARING OUR CONVERSATION. SHE TAKES MY HAND GENTLY AND SAYS , " MY APARTMENT IS RIGHT OVER THERE. " WITH THE OTHER HAND SHE POINTS TO A BUILDING WITH A BLACK EXTERIOR EMERGENCY METAL STAIRCASE. THE KIND YOU PULL DOWN. WE WALK OVER AND SHE PULLS THE STAIRCASE DOWN EASILY WITH A CHAIN HANGING BELOW. WE WALK UP 2 FLIGHTS AND ENTER THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW. I AM NOT SURE WHY WE ENTERED THIS WAY AND WHY SHE IS BRINGING ME TO HER APARTMENT BUT AGAIN , I THINK SHE IS ENJOYING THE CONVERSATION AND MY INTEREST IN HER LIFE.

 CONTINUED - WE ENTER THROUGH THE WINDOW AND SHE ONLY TURNS ON A BATHROOM LIGHT. SHE SAYS , " TAKE A SEAT ON THE COUCH AND I WILL BE RIGHT BACK. I SIT DOWN AND SHE RETURNS IN SWEAT SHORTS AND A LOOSE TEE SHIRT. SHE SAYS , " LAY DOWN ON YOUR SIDE. "  I DO THIS AND SHE BEGINS TO UNZIP 2 ZIPPERS ON MY PANTS. THE TOP ZIPPER SLIDES DOWN EASILY BUT THE BOTTOM ZIPPER IS SEMI-STUCK. SHE PULLS AT IT FORCEFULLY AND IT BECOMES UNDONE. SHE SAYS , " NOW , I AM GOING TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOU. " SHE STARTS TO BLOW AIR WITH HER MOUTH ON MY CHEST TO MY STOMACH TO MY HIPS AND THAN TO MY PRIVATE AREA. SHE IS JUST BLOWING AIR HARD WITH HER MOUTH. IT'S KINDA EROTIC AND A TURN ON. SHE THAN SLOWLY REACHES INTO MY PANTS WHILE BLOWING AIR ACROSS MY UNZIPPED PANTS AND.........dream ends.

 ( son.....of......a......bitch )

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 17 - 21

 A COUPLE MORE HOURS ON THE FRONT DOOR. MY MAIN GOAL IS TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE I NEVER DID A SHITLOAD OF FRUSTRATING WORK TO IT. I AM CLOSE.

  SO , AFTER 3 DAYS I DECIDE TO SHOWER. JUST A COUPLE OF MINOR PROBLEMS :

 - GO TO BRUSH MY TEETH - NO TOOTH PASTE.

 - WANT TO SHAVE - NO SHAVING CREAM.

 - WANT TO SOAP UP IN SHOWER AND MASTURBATE LIKE A MONKEY - NO SOAP.

 GET DRESSED AND TAKE PUP TO DOG PARK. SHE HAS A BLAST UNTIL ONE DOG LITERALLY JUMPS THE FENCE FROM THE OUTSIDE INTO THE ENCLOSURE. I GOT TO ADMIT IT WAS PRETTY COOL HOW EASILY THE DOG JUMPED A 5 FOOT FENCE. NOT SO COOL WHEN HE BEGAN HUMPING MY DOG. THE OWNER GAVE HIS DOG A " TIME OUT "AND CHAINED HIM TO THE FENCE TO LET THE OTHER DOGS PLAY. HE APOLOGIZED 10 TIMES TO ME AND THE OTHER OWNERS. I WAS ALREADY THERE FOR 30 MINUTES AND FELT BAD FOR THE HORNY TIED UP DOG SO I LEFT IN 5 MINUTES SO HE COULD RUN AROUND AND HUMP SOME OTHER DOG.

 OFF TO ACME TO DO SOME SHOPPING. A NICE YOUNG INDIAN GIRL HELPS ME LOOK FOR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES. SHE IS ADORABLE AND ASKS ME IF I LIKE TO DO SOMETHING WITH HER TONIGHT ON ST. PATTY'S DAY.

 THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS NOT ALL TRUE.

 OFF TO BUBBA'S - I PURCHASE SOME LIQUOR AND BEER. I AM A LITTLE PISSED ( NOT MUCH ) AT THE IGNORING WORKER. I BOUGHT A 12 PACK OF BLUE MOON. IT SAID " SPECIAL " $9.99. THAT IS A GOOD DEAL. I PURPOSELY WATCHED HER RING IT UP AND SHE CHARGED $17.99. YEP..........THE SIGN WAS WRONG......BLOW. I ASKED HER ABOUT THE SIGN BEING WRONG AND SHE REPLIED , " EH ".

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP. I STEP OVER A FENCE TO ACCESS THE BEACH AND LOOK AT THE OCEAN. MAN ARE THEY MOVING SAND..

 BACK HOME I MAKE A ROAST BEEF SANDWICH WITH TOMATO AND TOTALLY GO IN TO " WORK MODE ".

 WEDNESDAY FACETIMING. WE FACETIMED FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES.

 I BEGIN 10 PROJECTS ALL AT ONCE. ALL ARE MINOR STUFF THAT NEED TO BE DONE AND SOME ARE TIME CONSUMING LIKE CHANGING A TINY LIGHT BULB IN THE BOTTOM OF A ENCASED LAMP. I WAS GLAD I DID THEM ALL. I DID NOT SPEND ANY TIME FINISHING THE FRONT DOOR BECAUSE IT WAS TOO FRUSTRATING. IT OPENS AND CLOSES NOW SO THAT IS VERY GOOD. TOMORROW I WILL WORK ON THE DOOR CLOSER. I F'N HATE STORM DOORS.

 IT IS 7PM. I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR AND FINISH THE SERIES THE AGE OF THE SAMURAI. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON THESE BRUTAL DOCUMENTARIES.

 WITH MY PHONE I WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE 11 - 0. AT 5 - 0 I TURNED IT OFF AND WATCHED THE 76ERS. THE 76ERS HAVE A PERFECT 1ST HALF AND WERE UP I BELIEVE 80 POINTS. I SAID TO MYSELF THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE THIS GAME. THEY DO AND LOSE IN OVERTIME. THE 76ERS ACTUALLY TIED IT WITH A 3 POINTER WITH .4 SECONDS LEFT IN REGULATION WHICH WAS PRETTY COOL. THAN THEY GOT SMOKED IN OVERTIME........WORST EVER.

 I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED SPENCER CONFIDENTIAL WITH MARK WAHLBERG , ALAN ARKIN , AND A COMEDIAN ACTRESS NAMED ILIZA SCHLESINGER. TO ME THIS GIRL KINDA TOOK THE MOVIE OVER IN HER SMALL PART AS THE NEW YORK WICKED TONGUED HOT GIRLFRIEND. I ACTUALLY GOOGLED HER AND SHE WON BEST STAND UP AND PERFORMS TO SOLD OUT SHOWS. OH...........SHE IS A SMOKE SHOW WITH A DYNAMITE BODY. OVERALL , I THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 OFF TO BED. I THOUGHT THE PUP WENT INTO ANOTHER BEDROOM. I CHECK AND SHE WASN'T THERE. I GO INTO MY ROOM AND THERE SHE IS SPRAWLED OUT ACROSS MY PILLOWS. I SWEAR IF SHE HAD FINGERS SHE PUT MY C-PAP MASK AND USE THE TV REMOTE.

  THURSDAY       3 - 18 - 21

 ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ? WHAT A FUCKING ANGRY WORLD WE HAVE. AGAIN , A FUCKING LOWLIFE WHITE JERK-OFF 21 YEAR OLD ASSHOLE FUCKING SHOOTS UP 3 ASIAN SPA BUSINESSES. HE KILLED 8 PEOPLE.....6 WERE ASIAN. APPARENTLY THIS WAS SOME KIND OF FRUSTRATING SEXUAL THING. WHAT THE FUCK ? ASIANS ARE THE HOTTEST PEOPLE ON EARTH AND YOU FUCKING SHOOT THEM ? OH MY GOD.....I GIVE UP ON THIS SHITTY F'N PLANET. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE SNUFFED OUT BECAUSE SOME GUY HAS A LITTLE DICK.  WHAT A SHITTY SHITTY WORLD.

 JESUS , WHERE DO I START FOR MY MEANINGLESS DAY WHEN 8 FAMILIES ARE SUFFERING IMMENSELY ?

  I WILL KEEP IT SIMPLE. THE ABOVE STORY JUST FUCKING PISSED ME OFF SO BAD.

 ANYWAY , BACK TO MY FAT LIFE OF BEING FAT.

 I MADE CHICKEN CUTLETS WHILE WATCHING POKER AFTER DARK ON PARAMOUNT. I DOWNLOADED THE CHANNEL TO MY ROKU.

 I WORKED ON A 15 SPEED BIKE FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. I DECIDE FLIPPING IT UPSIDE DOWN IS A TOTAL HASSLE. I TAKE IT OUTSIDE TO DO 3 TEST RIDES. EACH TIME I REALIZE I AM TOO FAT TO RIDE A BIKE ANYMORE. EACH TIME WAS IN THE RAIN. I FIXED THE GEAR BOX CABLE WHICH IS A SMALL WONDER.

 BEEN WALKING THE PUP AND SINCE NO ONE IS AROUND I HAVE BEEN DOING IT OFF-LEASH. SO FAR SO GOOD. I TOOK A VIDEO AND SENT IT TO WHEELS AND THE KIDS.

 THE DOG IS FUNNY TO WATCH. SHE IS SO ENTERTAINING. SHE ALSO LIKES TO SNUGGLE. I HAVE A BIG COUCH FOR HER WITH BLANKETS AND PILLOWS AND EVERY TIME SHE SNUGGLES WITH ME ON A SMALL LOVE SEAT. I HAVE MOVED HER AT LEAST 10 TIMES SO FAR. EACH TIME SHE WORKS HER WAY BACK TO LAYING BEHIND MY BACK.

 FIXED A TUB DRAIN AND A/C VENT ALONG WITH A SLIDING DOOR VERTICAL BLIND AND THE SLIDING SCREEN DOOR. WORKING OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO WAS NOT FUN IN THE COLD AND LAYING ON MY SIDE.

 I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CLIMB STEPS WHICH KINDA BLOWS.

 NEXT I GO BACK TO THE F'N STORM DOOR. I SPEND ANOTHER 45 MINUTES WORKING ON SECURING , REPLACING THE TRIM KIT ALONG THE EDGES , AND ADJUSTING THE DOOR CLOSER. IT IS AS BEST AS IT WILL GET. I AM SATISFIED WITH IT AND I FEEL LIKE DRINKING AT 12:30PM.

 I TAKE A NAP SINCE I WAS UP AT 4AM. SO FROM 1PM TO 1:45PM ME AND THE PUP CRASH. I GET SO TIRED I COULD NOT EVEN KEEP MY EYES OPEN. AGAIN , BEING UP SINCE 4AM DOES NOT HELP. AFTER THE POWER NAP I WAS REFRESHED TO EAT.

 I MAKE A HAMBURGER AND HAVE 2 SMALL CHICKEN CUTLETS ON THE SIDE.

 I SEARCH FOR A CRAZY TOILET PART OVER 20 YEARS OLD. WE HAVE A KOHLER ONE PIECE TOILET AND THE PARTS INSIDE ARE SO WEIRD. I CALLED 3 DIFFERENT PLUMBING SUPPLY STORES.

 WALK THE PUP OFF LEASH AGAIN AND TAKE PICTURES OF THE HUGE SAND MOUNDS.

 BACK INSIDE I CLEAN OUT SEVERAL KITCHEN DRAWERS. MAN THEY LOOK LIKE ASS.

 I SETTLE IN AND THE RAIN DOES COME ALONG WITH THUNDER & LIGHTNING. IT IS A GOOD NIGHT JUST TO CHILL.

 I WATCH SOME MORE WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR. THIS STILL BLOWS MY MIND HOW PEOPLE DID THE MOST GRUESOME SHIT TO EACH OTHER......MOSTLY THE GERMANS ON JEWS. DOWNRIGHT DESPICABLE.

  I WATCH ANOTHER MOVIE CALLED HOME FRONT WITH KARATE ACTOR JASON STAHAM. IT ALSO STARRED JAMES FRANCO AND WINONA RYDER. AGAIN , EX-SUPER COP GOES OFF GRID TO PEACEFUL LIFE AFTER TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE WITH KID AND BAD GUYS FIND HIM.  I LIKED IT.

 WIND DOWN WITH SOME BOOZE AND HANG OUT TO 1AM WATCHING TWO & A HALF MEN. A FUN SCENE WAS THE ACTORS WERE REVIEWING A SEX ORGY NIGHT AND NEITHER COULD REMEMBER IT SO THEY WATCHED VIDEO. IT ENDS UP JAMES FRANCO WAS IN THEIR BEDROOM. IT WAS CLEVER.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. SHE ALWAYS CRAWLS UNDER THE COMFORTERS....OF COURSE I LIFT THEM UP TO HELP.

  FRIDAY    3 - 19 - 21

 MY FIRST STORY IS FIXING A CRAZY SINGLE PIECE KOHLER TOILET. I CALL WEINSTEIN'S PLUMBING SUPPLY AND ONE GUY IS SUPER NICE AND HELPFUL. THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF THIS PRODUCT SO I DECIDE TO REMOVE THE FLUSH VALVE FROM OUR 2ND FLOOR TOILET. IT ACTUALLY COMES OUT SUPER EASY BUT I NOTICE SOMETHING IMPORTANT. IT CONNECTS WITHOUT CLIPS. I INQUIRED EARLIER TO THE NICE SALESMAN ABOUT HIS IN-STOCK VALVE THAT HAS CLIPS. I ALMOST HAD A SISTER-IN-LAW PICK IT UP FOR ME SINCE SHE WAS IN OCEAN CITY AND JUST MINUTES AWAY. I WOULD LATER MEET HER IN CAPE MAY FOR FOOD AND DRINKS AT HER WORK. BUT........I DECIDE TO CALL BACK JUST IN CASE.

 THE GUY I TALKED TO JUST 45 MINUTES AGO IS OUT ON DELIVERIES. I GET " MIKE " WHO PROCLAIMS THE FIRST GUY IS A GOOD PERSON AND ALL BUT HE HAS YEARS MORE EXPERIENCE OVER THIS DELIVERY WORKER. THE REST OF THE CONVERSATION IS HIM SHORTENING MY QUESTIONS AND TELLING ME HOW THE FIRST GUY IS TOTALLY WRONG AND I NEED THE EXACT SKU OR MODEL NUMBERS. WHEN I TELL HIM I HAVE ALL NUMBERS NEEDED HE JUST CUTS ME OFF MID-WORD EVERY FUCKING TIME. HE SAYS THEY DON'T MAKE THIS PRODUCT ANYMORE. HE REPEATED ANGRILY " THEY DON'T MAKE THIS PRODUCT ANYMORE. " SO IF I TOOK HIS ADVICE I WOULD NEED TO REPLACE MY WHOLE TOILET.

 I GOOGLE THE PRODUCT AND FIND TONS OF THEM ON HOME DEPOT AND LOWES WEBSITES....TONS !!! THE ONLY SMALL PROBLEM IS THEY ARE NOT IN STOCK. SO I ORDERED ONE. I TRIED 3 TIMES TO CALL BACK TO BITCH AT THE " EXPERIENCED " TECH MIKE  BUT THERE WAS NO ANSWER. I EVEN TRIED THE NEXT MORNING TO PUT MY 2 CENTS IN.....AGAIN NO ANSWER. AGAIN.....PEOPLE THINK THEIR FUCKING OPINIONS MEAN SO MUCH MORE THAN US LOW LIFE REGULARS.

 DROVE TO 2 PLUMBING SUPPLY STORES WITH MY OLD FLUSH VALVE IN A BAG. NEITHER COULD HELP OR MACGYVER. IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY NEW HOME DEPOT ONE TO COME IN. I AM STILL PISSED THIS EXPERT TECH MIKE FROM WEINSTEIN'S TOLD ME THEY JUST DO NOT MAKE THIS PRODUCT ANYMORE. PRETTY SURE MIKE IS A DICK.

 TAKE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. IT IS COLD AND I AM GLAD I BROUGHT MY GLOVES. THE DOG HAS AN ABSOLUTE BLAST. I ALSO MEET A NICE NURSE WHO I HOOK UP WITH A ROOFER. WE ALSO TALK COVID AND SHE IS A FRONT LINE WORKER. IT WAS A NICE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE WHOLE ORDEAL OF THIS VIRUS.

 BACK HOME FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. I FOUND A REALLY NICE WHITE COFFEE TABLE. THE PERSON RESPONDING ALWAYS TAKES 2 DAYS TO RESPOND. I FOUND THROUGH EXPERIENCE RESPONDING LIGHTNING FAST GIVES YOU THE BEST CHANCE FOR WHATEVER PRODUCT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN. TO ME , IT IS KEY. OF COURSE SHE RESPONDS AS I WALK IN THE FRONT DOOR , " I WILL PUT THE TABLE OUT AT PINE STREET AND OCEAN AVENUE. WHY DOES THIS SUCK  ? THE DOG PARK IS LITERALLY 3 BLOCKS AWAY AND I WAS JUST F'N THERE. I DRIVE TO PINE AND OCEAN AND DON'T SEE IT. I MESSAGE THE GUY. LUCKILY HE MESSAGES ME QUICKLY AND GIVES ME AN ADDRESS.....3/4'S OF A BLOCK A WAY. WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU GIVE ME THE CORNER OF 2 STREETS WHEN THE TABLE IS A BLOCK AWAY ? I HATE PEOPLE.

 I RETURN HOME AND PLACE THE COFFEE TABLE OUTSIDE THE FRONT DOOR. I STARTED AN INTERNET POKER GAME AND WANTED TO SEE IF I WAS STILL IN IT AFTER BEING GONE FOR 15 MINUTES. I WAS THE CHIP LEADER WHEN I LEFT BUT NOW I AM LAST OF 4 PLAYERS WITH ONLY $180 IN CHIPS. THE OTHER 3 PLAYERS HAVE OVER $2,000 IN CHIPS EACH. THE TOP 3 " CASH ". I SIT AND PLAY WHAT I THINK WILL ONLY BE A HAND OR TWO UNTIL I LOSE. WELP.........I STORM BACK AND WIN. A GOOD FEELING THAT MEANS ABSOLUTELY ZERO IN LIFE.   ONE PLAYER WROTE IN THE CHAT , AFTER I ELIMINATED HIM , " I BET YOUR FAT ".

 TALK TO WHEELS ABOUT A BEST FRIEND'S KID GETTING OPERATED ON. I WAS SO NERVOUS FOR THIS YOUNG KID'S SURGERY. IN ALL , SO FAR , EVERYTHING CAME OUT VERY GOOD.

 I BRING THE COFFEE TABLE INSIDE AND GIVE IT A LOOK OVER. I USE MY SCREW GUN AND A SPECIAL BIT TO TIGHTEN ALL LEGS. I ALSO SPEND ABOUT 10 MINUTES TOTALLY CLEANING THE TABLE BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM. I THAN SEND PICTURES TO WHEELS AND THE KIDS TO CHOOSE......THIS WHITE TABLE OR THE YELLOW EXISTING GLASS TABLE. IT WAS A 4 - 0 VOTE........THE " NEW " WHITE TABLE WILL REPLACE OLD YELLER.

 STILL SHAKING MY HEAD ON THE ASIAN SHOOTING BY AN ASSHOLE WHITE KID. ONE FAMILY STARTED A GOFUND ME PAGE AND IT HAS ALREADY REACHED OVER 2 MILLION DOLLARS. THIS IS SO DAMN SUPER SAD. SO MANY ANGRY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO REALLY DON'T REALIZE HOW GOOD THEY HAVE IT. THEY CONSTANTLY COMPLAIN ABOUT LIFE AND OTHERS. I SEE THIS ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS IN MY LIFE.

 SPEAKING OF SHOOTING. GET THIS ONE.......MOM ASKS HER 13 YEAR OLD SON TO GO GET HER GUN IN THE CAR. THE KID GETS IT AND COMES INSIDE AND POINTS IT AT HIS 12 YEAR OLD SISTER. TRY TO GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT ? IT FUCKING DISCHARGES AND HE KILLS THE SISTER............JESUS CHRIST.

 NEIGHBORS INVITE ME TO DINNER AT A LOCAL PUB AND DRINKS. I MUST BE GETTING OLD AND FAT BECAUSE I ENDED UP STAYING IN FOR THE NIGHT. SINCE I GET UP SO DAMN EARLY IN THE WEE HOURS BY 9PM I AM EXHAUSTED.

 IN THE AFTERNOON , WHILE CLEANING , I DID WATCH THE MOVIE THE EXPENDABLES AND TONIGHT WAS THE EXPENDABLES 2. I HAVE TO ADMIT THERE IS A SHIT LOAD OF HUGE STARS IN IT. THE MOVIE IS WHAT YOU EXPECT BUT I FOUND IT OKAY. THE ACTORS IS A WHO'S WHO STARTING WITH SYLVESTER STALLONE , ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER , JASON STATHAM , JET LI , DOLPH LUNDGREM , TERRY CREWS , MICKEY ROURKE ( ACTUALLY DOES A DECENT JOB ) , STEVE AUSTIN , ERIC ROBERTS , BRUCE WILLIS , WESLEY SNIPES , ANTONIO BANDARAS , KELSEY GRAMMER............IT IS FRIGGIN' ENDLESS. STALLONE PUT THE MOVIE TOGETHER AND HAS CREATIVE CONTROL BUT HE WAS SMART PUTTING TOGETHER HUGE NAMES FOR A SIMPLE MOVIE. OF COURSE IT WAS CHEESY WHEN OLD LINES FROM OTHER MOVIES WERE MADE LIKE " I'LL BE BACK " AND " GET TO THE CHOPPER ".

 FOLLOWED THE LOCAL TEAMS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT. 2 WERE GOOD AND 1 NOT SO GOOD. DREXEL LOST BY 29 POINTS AND IT WAS NOT EVEN A CONTEST AFTER THE 1ST 5 MINUTES. RUTGERS WITH A SEMI-UPSET WIN AND VILLANOVA WITH A  OPENING ROUND WIN EVEN WHEN DOWN STARTING PLAYERS. VEGAS STILL HAD THEM AS HEAVY FAVORITES EVEN THOUGH WINTHROP WAS 23 - 1. I NEVER WATCHED ANY OF THE GAME BECAUSE IT STARTED WAY PAST MY BED TIME OF 11PM. I DID GOOGLE WINTHROP ( WHO ? )  AND WHO THEY PLAYED. I SAW UPPER DARBY AND HAVERFORD ON THEIR SCHEDULED WINS OF THE SEASON. YEP.....'NOVA HAD THE LEAD AND WON EASILY OVER THIS DIVISION 3-LIKE TEAM.

 ENDED MY NIGHT WALKING THE PUP IN THE COLD. TEMPS ARE SUPPOSE TO GET BETTER TOMORROW AND ALL NEXT WEEK.

 I END THE NIGHT DOWNLOADING THE PEACOCK STATION TO MY " NEW " ROKU. I WATCH SOME POKER AFTER DARK  WITH SOME OLD SCHOOL PLAYERS. IT WAS SEMI-ENTERTAINING.

 OFF TO BED AND WATCH TWO AND A HALF MEN FOR LIKE 5 MINUTES. THE PUP IS TOTALLY PASSED OUT ON THE COUCH AND COVERED WITH BLANKETS AND PILLOWS. WHEN MY TV WENT OFF SHE WAS IN MY ROOM AND UNDER THE BLANKETS WITH ME IN 2 MINUTES. I LIFTED THE COMFORTER UP AND SHE GOES UNDER. SHE SPINS AND NESTLED AGAINST MY BUTT WITH HER BODY ALONG MY BACK AND HER HEAD RIGHT BEHIND MY NECK. IT WAS ACTUALLY NICE TO HAVE A WARM BODY SNUGGLE TO ME. I DON'T GET SNUGGLING ANYMORE.

 ELDEST TEXTS ME LATE NIGHT. I KNOW THIS MEANS ONE THING...MAYBE TWO. MONEY OR BOOZE. I WAS RIGHT.

  SATURDAY     3 - 20 - 21

 OK , WHO PUNCHED ME IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD ? 

  START DAY OUT CLEANING AN OLDER FLUSH VALVE GASKET. I ORDERED A NEW ONE TO BE DELIVERED IN 10 DAYS. THE FUNNY THING IS...........I THINK CLEANING THE OLD ONE WORKED.

  DID SOME OTHER LITTLE PROJECTS. MOST OF THEM CLEANING AND CONSOLIDATING.

  OFF TO THE DOG PARK. THE WEATHER TURNED A LITTLE NICER AND MAN DID IT BRING OUT THE DOGS AND OWNERS. THERE HAD TO BE 25 DOGS THERE. SO , 4 QUICK STORIES.

 1 - ONE OWNER WANTED NO OTHER DOGS NEAR HER CORGI DOG. THIS IS AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK WITH 25 DOGS IN THE ENCLOSURE.  SHE STARTED YELLING AT PEOPLE TO GET THEIR DOGS AWAY FROM HERS. ONE OLDER GUY FREAKED OUT AND SAID , " YOU AND YOUR FUCKING DOG GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE NOW !!! " I AGREED WITH HIM.

 2 - AN OLDER COUPLE DECIDES TO BRING FOOD INTO THE ENCLOSURE. THIS IS STUPID WITH 25 F'N DOGS. OF COURSE MY MAZE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO INVESTIGATE THEIR HOAGIES.

 3 - A PIECE OF ASS GIRL IN SPANDEX BRINGS A TINY LITTLE PUPPY INTO THE ENCLOSURE. MANY DOGS  WERE BEATING UP ON THIS TINY THING. THAN ONE BIG ASS DOG PINNED AND PUT HIS MOUTH AROUND THE PUPPY'S NECK. 5 OWNERS CONVERGED AND BROKE IT UP. THE GIRL WAS FLUSTERED AND LEFT TO THE " SMALL " DOG AREA.........WHICH SHE SHOULD OF BEEN IN THE FIRST PLACE.

 4 - WALKING TO MY VAN I SEE THE SAME PIECE OF ASS GIRL. SHE TELLS ME SHE HAS HER LITTLE TINY DOG ON THE BIG SIDE ALL THE TIME. I REPLIED , " THERE WAS A LOT OF DOGS TODAY THOUGH. " SHE SCUFFED AND MOVED ON. THERE IS NO WAY THAT LITTLE DOG SHOULD OF BEEN IN THERE.

 BACK HOME MY BROTHER AND I DECIDE TO EXCHANGE ACCOUNTS. MY HULU FOR HIS DISNEY +.  HE HAD A FUNNY TEXT AND WROTE , " WAIT , YOU WANT TO TRADE MY FIRST ROUND PICK FOR YOUR 3RD ROUND ? "

 I MAKE SOME CHICKEN CUTLETS FOR DINNER AND CHILLED. I WATCH SOME POKER AFTER NIGHT. IT WAS GOOD AS AMATEURS PLAYED PRO'S. I ALSO WATCHED ONE OF THE BETTER JASON STATHAM MOVIES CALLED REDEMPTION. I LIKE IT WAS GOOD TO PRETTY GOOD.

 NEIGHBORS INVITE ME TO DINNER AND WE HEAD TO THE INLET. AGAIN , SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPS BROUGHT OUT A TON OF PEOPLE. THEY ARE REGULARS SO I GOT TO MEET A LOT OF BARTENDERS. ONE ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE SMOKE SHOW FEMALE BARTENDER DRIVES FROM PHILLY TO NORTH WILDWOOD FOR HER SHIFTS. MY FRIENDS TALKED VERY HIGHLY OF HER. I TOLD HER I JUST HAD AN EVERY OTHER FRIDAY NIGHT SHIFT OPEN IF SHE LIKE IT. SHE SAID , " ABSOLUTELY !! ". I THINK I JUST MADE THE NAIL ALOT PRETTIER...........WHEN WE RE-OPEN.

 THE INLET ALWAYS HAS GOOD FOOD , BIG PORTIONS , AND GOOD BARTENDERS. IT REALLY IS A FUN PLACE TO GO. I DON'T LIKE THEIR NO DANCING OR SINGING RULE BUT I GUESS DURING THIS COVID TIME IT MAKES A LITTLE SENSE. THEY ALSO OFFER A DOUBLE YOUR MONEY CREDIT CARD. IF YOU GIVE $100 THEY CREDIT A $100.....AND SO ON.

 THE GIRL BARTENDER AND OUR FRIEND TALKING ABOUT VAGINAS. THIS WAS NOT A GOOD TIME FOR MY MALE FRIEND TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.

  I ORDERED WINGS BUT ONLY ATE HALF. THE OTHER HALF WILL BE FOR TOMORROW.

 ROLL HOME AND WE WALK OUR DOGS. THAN I WALK OVER TO THEIR CONDO. I INTRODUCE THEM TO " THE STILETTO ". THIS IS CROWN ROYAL MIXED AMARETTO. THEY SEEM TO LIKE THEM AND SO DID I BECAUSE I THINK I DRANK 10 OF THEM. I SO PAID FOR THIS THE NEXT MORNING. ONE OF MY WORST HANGOVERS I EVER HAD IN A LONG LONG TIME.

 THE NEXT MORNING I DRANK WATER AND SHOWERED WITH LOTS OF STEAM UNTIL THE HOT WATER RAN OUT. I FELT LIKE I TOOK A RABBIT PUNCH BY HULK HOGAN.

 I HAD A DREAM MY DOG WAS WALKING INTO A NEST OF 7 ALLIGATORS. THEY WERE MID-SIZE BUT EASILY 4-5 FEET LONG AND WOULD EASILY KILL MY PUP. I SAW 2 AT FIRST BUT THEY WERE SO WELL HIDDEN I LOOKED HARDER AND SAW 5 MORE. I WAS FREAKING OUT TO GET MY DOG OUT OF THERE.......no dreams.

  MONDAY      3 - 21 - 21

 WHEELS - " YOU SHOULD COME HOME ".

 ME - " I DON'T WANT TO COME HOME ".

 MAJOR LEAK AND HEAT SHUTS DOWN IN OUR HOME. YEP.....GUESS I SHOULD COME HOME.

 SO MAJOR I DON'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO WRITE THIS BLOG.

 TUESDAY    3 - 22 - 21

 THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU GET MAD AT ?.....KIDS , SPORTS , WIFE , HUSBAND , AND SOME REALLY STUPID STUPID SHIT THAT EVEN TO YOURSELF YOU HAVE TO SAY , " WOW , I AM AN ASSHOLE AND GET MAD AT THE STUPIDEST STUFF ? " WHY AM I WRITING THIS ? DID YOU SEE THE NEWS REPORT OF A COLORADO SHOOTING AT A SUPERMARKET WHERE PEOPLE LIE DEAD IN THE PARKING LOT ? OH MY GOD WHAT A FUCKING WORLD !!!  10 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND KILLED INCLUDING A POLICE OFFICER. THINK ABOUT THAT THE NEXT TIME SHOPPING AT YOUR LOCAL GIANT OR ACME WHERE YOUR LOVED ONES WERE MURDERED AND YOU GOT MAD EARLIER BECAUSE THEY DID NOT BRING HOME APPLE SAUCE OR F'N WHATEVER.

 NOW , TO MY LIFE. IT IS MEANINGLESS IN THE BIG PICTURE.

 GOD , BUDDHA , LUCK , OR WHOEVER OR WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE IN WAS DEFINITELY ON WHEELS SIDE....EVERY TIME I DISAGREE WITH HER. HE ( OR SHE ) MAKES HER HAPPY WHILE I GET THE OPPOSITE. NOW , FOR 30 YEARS I CAN NOT REMEMBER EVER GETTING IN A SERIOUS ARGUMENT OR ACTUALLY WINNING ONE EITHER BUT TODAY KARMA WAS ON HER SIDE .........AGAIN. OH IT ENDED UP A REALLY FUN DAY THOUGH.........AS USUAL.

 SO I CONTINUE TO TELL WHEELS I REALLY LIKE TO STAY HERE AT THE SEASHORE MOSTLY BECAUSE TEMPERATURES ARE GOING UP. LAST NIGHT I SAID TO MYSELF , " MONDAY , I AM DOING NOTHING BUT WATCHING TV , PLAYING POKER , GOING TO DAIRY QUEEN , AND TAKING MAZE TO THE DOG PARK. " THIS IS CHRIS DAY TO GET MORE FATTER......AND NO ONE WILL STOP ME !!!!

 OUR YOUNGEST IS LOOKING AT AN APARTMENT AT 7PM MONDAY NIGHT. SHE REALLY REALLY WANTS ME TO GO TO CHECK IT OUT SINCE I KINDA KNOW ABOUT CONSTRUCTION. I TELL HER I KNOW THIS STYLE OF HOUSE SHE IS LOOKING AT AND I WANT TO STAY PUT HERE AT THE BEACH. FOR 2 WEEKS SHE TRIES TO CONVINCE ME BUT I STAND FIRM.

 WHEELS TRIES TO CONVINCE ME TO COME HOME ON SUNDAY NIGHT. I STAND FIRM. THAN THE STARS , MYSTICAL FORCES , YODA , AND LUCK ALL DECIDE TO STEP IN AND BEND CHRIS OVER. HERE IS HOW MY PLANS OF " CHRIS DAY "  ABSOLUTELY CHANGED ON A FRICKIN' DIME. I AM TALKING I HAD TO LEAVE WITHIN MINUTES. 

 THE STORY :

 - AT 3:45AM SUNDAY I RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH A VIDEO IN IT. IT IS WAS MY ELDEST SENDING ME A VIDEO OF OUR HEATER'S EXPANSION TANK IN THE CEILING OF OUR BASEMENT CLOSET LEAKING. THE BOTTOM WAS RUSTED THROUGH AND WATER WAS COMING OUT....SLOWLY AT FIRST BUT STEADY.

 - IT IS 7AM AND I TEXT MY ELDEST IMMEDIATELY IF SHE IS UP.  SHE IS. I CALL HER AND MY FIRST WORDS WERE , " PLEASE TELL ME , FOR THE LOVE OF GOD , YOU PUT PLASTIC BINS UNDER THE LEAKS AND TOOK SOME STUFF OUT OF THE ROOM SO THEY DO NOT GET WET....PLEASE TELL ME YOU DID THIS ? " I HEARD SILENCE.

 - WHEELS IS NOW UP AND I HAVE BOTH OF THEM USE FACETIME TO SHOW ME THE WATER DAMAGE AND THEY BEGIN TO SHUT DOWN THE MAIN WATER , TURN ANY SHUT-OFF VALVES OFF , DRAIN THE EXPANSION TANK WITH A HOSE , AND MOVE ANY BELONGINGS OUT OF THE CLOSET. IT IS A COMPLETE SHIT SHOW OF WATER ON THE FLOOR BY 7:30PM. IF ONLY MY KID PLACED SOME LARGE PLASTIC BINS UNDER THE LEAK WHEN SHE SAW IT AT 3:45AM ABOUT 90% OF THIS NIGHTMARE JOB WOULD OF BEEN AVOIDED. THEY DO EVERYTHING I ASK AND I NOW MUST HEAD HOME IMMEDIATELY.

 - I LEAVE 90% OF THE STUFF AT OUR CONDO AND LOAD UP MY TOOLS AND THE PUP. I GET ON THE ROAD AND I AM HOME BY 10:30AM. EARLIER I TEXTED A PLUMBING BUDDY WHO JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE OFF TODAY AND MEETS ME AT 10:30AM AT OUR HOUSE. THIS IS A SMALL MIRACLE. AFTER INSPECTING, HE NEEDS TO TAKE A RIDE TO 3 DIFFERENT PLACES WHILE WHEELS AND I DO A MAJOR REMOVAL OF CARPET TILES AND MORE TO AIR OUT THE ROOMS.

 - WE USE A LARGE WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP WATER , USE LARGE PLASTIC BINS TO LOAD UP SOAKED CARPET TILES , SET UP FANS , AND OPEN WINDOWS & DOORS. WHAT A PREDICAMENT. I KEEP THINKING AND SAYING ON OCCASION , IF ONLY MY KID PLACED BINS UNDER THE LEAKS ALL OF THIS WOULD OF BEEN AVOIDED. BUT I AM NOT SUPER PISSED AND WE JUST START THE CLEAN UP.

  - MY FRIEND ARRIVES AND WITHIN 45 MINUTES WE HAVE A NEW EXPANSION TANK INSTALLED AND THE OLD ONE I JUST LEAVE HANGING IN THE CEILING BETWEEN 2 JOISTS.

 - OUR FRIEND " BOO " ROLLS OUT AND WHEELS AND I BRING UP ABOUT 60 CARPET TILES FROM THE BASEMENT AND SPREAD THEM OUT IN THE DRIVEWAY TO DRY OUT.

 THE FUNNY THING IS WHEN I INSTALLED A 2ND SUMP PUMP IN THE BASEMENT I SAID , " WE ARE SO PREPARED NOW FOR THE NEXT TIME WATER GETS IN OUR BASEMENT. " YEP.....I HAD RAIN COVERED BUT NOT RUSTY EXPANSION TANKS.

 SO OTHER STUFF DONE THE LAST 2 DAYS.

 IT IS 4 STRAIGHT DAYS OF TRYING TO GET A POKER STARS DEPOSIT TO PLAY " REAL " MONEY GAMES. FOUR F'N DAYS AND STILL NO CONFIRMATION.  ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE THE AMOUNT OF DOCUMENTATION YOU NEED TO PLAY FOR REAL MONEY. TOTAL SHIT SHOW.

 WE FIND OUT A DOG DIED OF COMPLICATIONS AT THE DOG PARK. THIS IS TRAGIC NEWS FOR THE OWNERS AND IF I DID NOT DRIVE HOME I MAY HAVE BEEN THERE FOR IT. ANOTHER HEART BREAK AND IT REMINDS ME AGAIN NOT TO GET TOO MAD OVER STUPID SHIT IN LIFE......LIKE A BASEMENT BEING FLOODED BIG TIME.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.  IN NEW JERSEY I PICK UP POTS & PANS. GET THIS, THEY INSTALLED A NEW KITCHEN AND THE POTS & PANS DID NOT MATCH THE NEW MOTIF.......LOL. BACK HOME , I HAND SCRUB THEM THAN PUT THEM THROUGH THE DISHWASHER TO CLEAN AND STEAM. WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED HERE I SAID TO MYSELF WE ARE A HAIR SHORT ON POTS & PANS. WELP.....NOT ANYMORE.

 SO NOW THE BIG STORY FOR US AT LEAST. I AM NOW GOING TO CENTER CITY TO VISIT OUR YOUNGEST AND HER APARTMENT. THIS WAS FUN AND HERE IS WHAT I DID TO MAKE IT MORE FUN. BEST.....DAD.....EVER.

 - AT 4:30PM WHEELS , ELDEST , AND MYSELF DRIVE TO CENTER CITY. OUR YOUNGEST IS STILL BUMMING " DADDY " IS NOT COMING TO SEE HER POTENTIAL NEW APARTMENT. WE TEXT HER WE ARE ON OUR WAY.

 - ONE BLOCK AWAY I STOP IN A TINY SIDE STREET. I ASK WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST , " DO YOU KNOW WHAT A CHINESE FIRE DRILL IS ? SO , TO SURPRISE MY YOUNGEST I HIDE IN THE BACK TRUNK AREA. WHEELS DRIVES AND OUR ELDEST TAKES SHOT GUN. I PLACE 2 BLACK JACKETS OVER ME TO CONCEAL A LITTLE BETTER. THOUGH IT IS LIKE TRYING TO HIDE AN ELEPHANT BEHIND A FIRE HYDRANT.

 - I ASK MY ELDEST TO VIDEO IT. WHEN OUR YOUNGEST GETS IN BACK SEAT I AM COVERED IN JACKETS RIGHT BEHIND HER. I HEAR MY ELDEST SAY TO HER, ' DAD WANTS ME TO TAKE A PICTURE OF YOU AND SEND IT TO HIM ALONG WITH FACETIMING WHEN WE SEE THE THE APARTMENT. " THIS WAS MY SIGNAL TO SURPRISE HER. I SPIN UP SIDEWAYS AND HUG HER FROM BEHIND YELLING OUT " HA !! HA !! I'M HERE !!!! ". SHE IS BLOWN AWAY AND SUPER HAPPY. SHE GIGGLES NON STOP FOR 5 MINUTES WHILE I MAKE JOKES.

 - WE DRIVE AROUND TO FIND PARKING TO EAT AT A WONDERFUL GREEK RESTAURANT CALLED MOUSTAKI. WE CAN'T FIND A SPOT AND DRIVE AROUND BLOCKS FOR 10 MINUTES. THAN I SAY , " LOOK , I WILL JUST DROP YOU OFF AT THE FRONT DOOR AND GO PARK SOME WHERE. DON'T YOU KNOW THERE IS A SPOT RIGHT OUT FRONT.

 - 3 ROOM MATES JOIN US FOR DINNER AND THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT ALONG WITH SERVICE AND PRICE. $64 FOR EVERYTHING. THIS IS TRULY GENUINE GREEK FOOD AND IT IS PHENOMENAL. WE HAD LAMB GYRO'S ( PRONOUNCED CORRECTLY " GEY - ROW "...NOT JIE-ROW , NOT GERE-ROW BUT " GEY-ROW " ALONG WITH VERY GOOD THIN CRUSTED PIZZA , EGG PLANT AND HUMMUS DIPS , SOUVLAKI , AND MORE. IT WAS REALLY REALLY GOOD.

 - WE HAVE 2 TABLES AND WHEN DONE EATING I ASK MY YOUNGEST TO SIT WITH HER SISTER AND WHEELS WHILE I SIT WITH HER FRIENDS.....LET THE JOKE SHOW BEGIN. I PLAYED WITH HER FRIENDS , ASKED QUESTIONS , AND MADE MANY JOKES AS MY YOUNGEST SQUIRMED AT THE OTHER TABLE SAYING , " OH GOD , DAD IS DOING IT AGAIN. " HER SISTER SAYS , " I WILL BE YOU LOOK OUT " SINCE SHE WAS FACING OUR TABLE.

 - WHEN I STARTED SINGING MY WEDDING SONG TO THE ROOM MATES THE LOOKS ON WHEELS AND MY 2 KIDS FACES WAS PRICELESS. I HAD THE ROOM MATES LAUGHING FOR AT LEAST 25 MINUTES STRAIGHT. IT WAS AWESOME AND REALLY IT WAS MY WAY OF GETTING TO KNOW WHO OUR KID WOULD BE ROOMING WITH.

 - I CONVINCE ALL THE GIRLS TO GO WITH US TO VISIT THE POTENTIAL APARTMENT. SO WE PACK IN 7 PEOPLE AND HEAD TO THE APARTMENT.

 - AT THE APARTMENT WE ARE INTRODUCE TO 2 COLLEGE KID RENTERS LIVING THERE NOW. ONE GUY IS OVER THE TOP SUPER NICE AND ANSWERS EVERY QUESTION. THE OTHER GUY CLOSES HIS DOOR AND HIDES FROM US. THEY HAVE BOOZE , POT , AND CONDOMS LAYING AROUND WITH 4 BEAUTIFUL GIRLS IN THE HOUSE. YOU THINK THE ANGRY GUY WOULD BE A LITTLE NICE. AGAIN , I GUESS IT IS JUST IN PEOPLES D.N.A. TO ALWAYS BE ANGRY IN LIFE. AS A JOKE I WAS GOING TO TURN OFF THEIR HOT WATER HEATER BUT MY YOUNGEST SAID NOT TOO.

 - ANYWAY , THE PRO'S OUTWEIGH THE CONS BY 20 - 1. LOCATION , NEIGHBORHOOD , COMMUNITY ,  ANNUAL STREET PARTY , AND THE SHERIFF STATION AT THE END OF THE BLOCK MAKES WHEELS AND I FEEL BETTER. PLUS , WHEELS WORKED ACROSS THE STREET FOR 10 YEARS AND KNOWS THIS AREA WELL. I TALK TO THE REALLY NICE DREXEL STUDENT ROOM MATE AND INSPECT THE WASHER , DRYER , ELECTRIC PANEL BOX , WATER PRESSURE , AND MORE. ALL ARE NEW FOR THE MOST PART. THE HOUSE IS NO DOUBT EXACTLY HOW I WAS EXPECTING.....SMALL AND TIGHT EVERYWHERE. AND YES , THERE COULD BE UPDATING THINGS LIKE THE BACK YARD FENCE. BUT OVERALL , IT IS THE LOCATION AND ALL OF US AGREE THIS IS THE PLACE FOR NEXT SEMESTER.

 - IT IS A TINY TINY STREET AND YOU LITERALLY NEED TO PARK HALF ON THE SIDEWALK BUT WE LIKE IT. ALSO , A PIZZA PLACE ON THE CORNER HELPS TOO. EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED IS WALKING DISTANCE INCLUDING THEIR COLLEGE.

 WE LOAD UP AND WE DROP THE KIDS OFF. THEY ARE ADORABLE AND SO FUN. MY YOUNGEST THANKS ME. WE SAY OUR GOOD BYE AN DI SHOULD OF TOOK A GROUP PICTURE.

 QUICK FUNNY STORY - WE ARE PLAYING A FUN SONG ON THE 3 MINUTE RIDE HOME. IT WAS DEAN MARTINS " THAT'S AMORE ". I AM BLASTING IT OUT THE WINDOWS AS WE GET OUT TO SAY OUR GOOD BYES. AS I GET OUT OF THE CAR I SCREAM IN BROKEN ITALIAN ENGLISH , " EVERYONE SHOULD BE ITALIAN FOR JUST ONE DAY !!!! "  A MAN PUTTING A TRASH CAN OUT STARTS SINGING WITH US.

 WE ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. OUR ELDEST HEADS TO A FRIENDS HOUSE WHILE WHEELS AND I WATCH AMERICAN IDOL AND DIRK GENTLY. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD. OH , WE ALSO WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE IN OVERTIME.....BLOW.

 I WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED. I LISTEN TO A CALMING CASSETTE TAPE AND FALL ASLEEP. LATER THE PUP JOINED ME. SHE DID LEAVE AND JOIN MY ELDEST UPSTAIRS AROUND 3AM. IT DID SUCK WAKING UP SEVERAL TIMES TO USE THE BATHROOM AND JUST WAKING UP. I RE-SET THE CALMING CASSETTE AT LEAST 3 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

  TUESDAY     3 - 23 - 21

 THESE MASS SHOOTINGS ARE JUST SICKENING. NOW A CAR RUNS INTO PEOPLE PROTESTING HATE ON ASIANS. I JUST DON'T GET HOW PEOPLE ARE SO ANGRY DAY AFTER DAY. WHAT A SHIT LIFE. SMALL MINDED PEOPLE ACTUALLY THINK THE WHOLE CAUSE OF THIS CORONA VIRUS IS ASIAN AMERICANS IN OUR COUNTRY. I COULD POSSIBLY BE SWAYED THAT THE CHINA GOVERNMENT COULD OF HELPED A LITTLE MORE BUT TO BLAME A CHINESE PERSON WALKING OUR STREET IN CHINATOWN IS JUST DOWNRIGHT STUPID. WE ARE A VERY VERY STUPID COUNTRY.  GO TRUMP !!!

 BIDEN CALLS FOR FULL BAN ON ASSAULT AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS. WHAT A FUCKING ASSHOLE  !! I HAVE THE RIGHT TO OWN AK-47'S , GRENADE LAUNCHERS , AND TANK BUSTERS !!!! IT IS MY RIGHT !!!!  GO TRUMP !!

  START BEAUTIFUL DAY FLIPPING CARPET TILES ON OUR DRIVEWAY. LITTLE DID I KNOW IT RAINED OVER NIGHT......BLOW.

 WE TOOK SOME TIME TO APPLY FOR A DELCO STRONG GRANT AGAIN. I NEVER REALIZED HOW HARD CHANGING A FILE TO P.D.F. STYLE IS. WE ACTUALLY HAD TO DOWNLOAD A HUGE ADOBE FILE AND USE IT. IT IS A FREE 7 DAY TRIAL.

 POKER STARS ASKS ME FOR AN OPINION ON HOW THEIR SERVICE WAS WHEN TRYING TO DEPOSIT $100 TO PLAY " REAL " MONEY. AFTER 5 DAYS OF GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH MORE DOCUMENTATION THAN MY ACCOUNTANT HAS I GAVE UP. I WROTE BACK , " YOU REALLY DON'T WANT MY OPINION ".

 WE REMOVE ALOT OF OLD AND NOW WET PICTURES FROM OUR BASEMENT TO BE TRASHED. THREE OF 12 AND A JUG WERE PLACED ON OUR CURB. ALL WERE TAKEN IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS. SEE.........I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LIKES FREE STUFF.

 SATURDAY - HAMMERSHEEP - 4PM AT THE NAIL.

 SUNDAY - MIDHEAVEN - 6PM AT THE NAIL ( CLOSED AUDIENCE ).

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. WE TAKE A RIDE ABOUT 3 MILES FOR MORE WORK SHOP CEILING LIGHTS. THESE ARE OLDER MODELS THAT WORK BUT ARE REALLY HEAVY. I WILL TEST THEM AND MAY TRASH THEM. I WILL SEE. OH I FORGOT I GOT A VACUUM TOO WHEN AT THE SEA SHORE.

 BOOKED SOME MORE RENTERS FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.....VIA FACEBOOK.

 WE RE-ARRANGE MY BEDROOM OFFICE AND SET-UP MY NEW ROKU. I FOUND OUT THE OLD OWNER HAD PEACOCK AND OUR SHARED ACCOUNT WITH A FAMILY MEMBER HAS PARAMOUNT AND HBO MAX. I SET UP AT LEAST 4 ACCOUNTS TODAY. I FREAKING LOVE ROKU. I MAY GET RID OF CABLE ENTIRELY.

  AS A TRIAL I WATCHED FURIOUS FIVE. THIS SERIES GOT BETTER BECAUSE THEY ADDED THE ROCK AND THE  WONDER WOMAN ACTRESS GAL GADOT AGAIN. SHE WAS PARADING AROUND IN A MINI BIKINI. OH MY GOD SHE WAS A TOTAL SMOKE SHOW 22 YEARS AGO.....JESUS H CHRISTMAS. I WATCHED THE ENTIRE MOVIE WITH MY PANTS AT MY ANKLES.

 LOADED THE VAN WITH SOME TRASH FROM OUR BASEMENT.

 ORDERED BOOZE.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST GO FOR  A LONG WALK WITH FRIENDS OUT IN THE BERWYN AREA. ELDEST GETS TO SEE A PUPPY.

 LEFTOVER GREEK PIZZA AND HUMMUS WITH CUCUMBER AND PITA BREAD. YEP....I WAS OKAY WITH IT.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH TO TELL THE TRUTH WHICH WAS GOOD ( THE MOM STILL TOTALLY ANNOYS ME ) AND THE LAST 2 EPISODES OF DIRK GENTLY WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE FINISHED SEASON 2 AND UNFORTUNATELY THERE WILL NOT BE A SEASON 3. THE SHOW IS SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY AND CAN BE RIDICULED FOR BEING WAY OUT THERE AND SILLY BUT I LIKED IT. IN FACT I REALLY LIKED IT. ONE EXCELLENT CHARACTER CAN NOT BE KILLED AND SHE IS AN ASSASSIN. SHE GIVES UP KILLING UNTIL SHE SEES AN ARMY COME IN AND KILL HER BEST FRIEND. SHE PICKS UP A CHAINSAW AND MOWS THROUGH AN ARMY OF A 1,000 SOLDIERS. IT WAS BAD ASS. ANYWAY , FOR THIS SPECIFIC SERIES , ON OCCASION , YOU JUST HAVE TO LET EVERYTHING GO AND ROLL WITH IT. I REALLY ENJOYED IT.

 HEY , FLYERS LOSE AGAIN.

 76ERS BLOW A 23 POINT LEAD AND END UP WINNING BY 10. IN MY BOOK A WIN IS A WIN....BUT MAN THAT IS FRUSTRATING.

 SOME NIGHT CAPS AND I HEAD TO BED. I KINDA LIKE THIS " CALMING " CASSETTE BUT IT KEEPS PAUSING OR STOPPING FOR SOME REASON.

 I SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE TONIGHT. I WOKE UP AT LEAST 15 TIMES. ( NOT INCLUDING 2 PEE BREAKS )

 WE DID 6 PROJECTS TODAY BUT IT SEEMS THERE IS ALWAYS 6 MORE.

 HEY , COVID CASES SPIKE IN NEW JERSEY AFTER A DECREASE OF RULES AND RESTRICTIONS WERE APPLIED. THIS IS JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 WEDNESDAY    3 - 24 - 21

 YEP......3:45AM I AM DRIVING TO A BAR.

 I TRULY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT DAY IT IS.

 WHEELS , " DO NOT WRITE ABOUT MY BUSINESS BEING HACKED. IT IS WHAT I WAS TOLD BY MY BOSSES " I GOOGLE IT. THE MAJOR NEWS IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET HOW THE 6TH LARGEST INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE WORLD WAS HACKED. I LIKE WHEN SHE COMPARES THE NAIL WEBSITE TO MAJOR NEWS AGENCIES.

 THE HEAVY OLD DROP LIGHTS I PICKED UP..........THREW THEM ALL OUT ALONG WITH ANOTHER 2' LIGHT THAT WAS WORKING JUST LAST WEEK.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO DUMP PICTURES AND MIRRORS. I FEEL BAD WHEN THE MIRRORS WERE BREAKING INTO A 100 PIECES. WHERE DO THEY GO ? PLAY AROUND WITH THE LIGHT FIXTURES AND NONE WORK. I STORE 20 BULBS TO MESS AROUND WITH ANOTHER DAY. CHANGE MARQUEE SIGN IN THE RAIN.

 STOP AT LIQUOR STORE TO PICK-UP SMALL ORDER.

 BACK HOME IT IS POURING RAIN. I FLIP ALL THE CARPET TILES BACK UP TO THEIR RIGHT SIDE...........IN THE DRIVEWAY WITH AN UMBRELLA.

  MORE PROJECTS DONE AND I CAN STILL THINK OF 10 MORE. BUT THE ONE THING I AM PLEASED WITH IS OUR MAIN TOILET IS NOT LEAKING ANYMORE. 

 WHEELS - THE TOILET IS NOW LEAKING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BASE. I SWEAR TO GOD.

 I SPEND OVER AN HOUR CLEANING , ORGANIZING , HANGING TROPHY PLAGUES , AND VACUUMING THE BASEMENT. I CAN ONLY GO SO FAR WITHOUT THE CARPET TILES.....WHICH STILL LAY ON OUR DRIVEWAY IN THE SOAKING RAIN. AS FRIEND SAID , " WELL , RAIN IS ACIDIC SO MAYBE THEY WILL BE WASHED A BIT. "

 I TOTALLY CONVINCE WHEELS TO GO OUT TO DINNER. IT WAS HARD TWISTING HER BUT SHE FINALLY AGREED. EVEN HARDER WAS CONVINCING OUR ELDEST WHO WAS STILL SLEEPING AT 6PM. SHE MADE IT TO THE RESTAURANT AT 6:03.

 OFF TO SONTUOSA. I WANTED TO SUPPORT A SMALL BUSINESS SO I GOOGLED TOP 10 BEST IN OUR AREA. MAN DID WE HIT A GEM. WE MET THE OWNERS AND TALKED SHOP. MOST TALK WAS ABOUT COVID AND HOW OUR SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BEING CRUSHED. THE ONE OWNER KNEW THE NAIL BIG TIME.....EVEN KNEW A BAND NAME. THE FOOD CUISINE WAS A MIX OF AMERICAN , ITALIAN , MEXICAN , AND FRENCH. WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD. A LITTLE PRICEY , CASH ONLY , BYOB , AND PORTIONS WERE OK TO GOOD. 

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE MASKED SINGER. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I STAYED AND WATCHED IT. WE DID START A WANDAVISION BUT STOPPED TO WATCH THE MASKED SINGER. I HAVE TO ADMIT AFTER A FULL MEAL I WAS FALLING ASLEEP.

 TRIED TO SLEEP WITH THE CALMING RECORDING BUT IT KEPT STOPPING ON MY PHONE.  IT DID THIS 4 TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT...........PLUS 2 VISITS TO THE BATHROOM. OH IT IS SO DISHEARTENING NOT SLEEPING.

 UP AT 3:45AM AND I DON'T SEE ONE OF OUR CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY. I WON'T GET INTO IT BUT I ENDED UP DRIVING TO A LOCAL BAR.

 THURSDAY     3 - 25 - 21

 GOOD LUCK , BAD X 3 , GOOD LUCK , BAD LUCK X 3.......I SWEAR DOES THIS STUFF HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE ?

 I SHOWER AND SHAVE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 11 DAYS. I HAVE BEEN WEARING THE SAME BOXERS. MY BALLS SMELL LIKE OLD MILK AND TREE BARK.

  A WEEK AGO I'M WATCHING ACTION NEWS CECILY TYNAN AND HER TITS. SHE SAYS , "  MARCH HAS HAD THE LEAST AMOUNT OF RAIN SO FAR.....UNDER AN INCH .....SIMILAR TO CHRIS'S COCK WATCHING ME FROM GARRETT HILL WITH HIS STINKY BOXERS AT HIS ANKLES. "

 THE NEXT DAY OUR BASEMENT GETS FLOODED BECAUSE A SIMPLE TASK OF PUTTING A BUCKET UNDER A MAJOR LEAK WAS NOT DONE. THERE HAS BEEN 60 CARPET TILES LAYING IN OUR DRIVEWAY FOR A WEEK NOW. ALL COMPLETELY SOAKED BECAUSE IT HAS RAINED EVERY F'N DAY. CECILY YOU BLOW.

 SO WHAT THE HELL COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN NEXT ? I MEAN I INSTALLED A 2ND SUMP PUMP IN AN AREA THAT ALWAYS LEAKS RAIN WATER INTO OUR BASEMENT. GUESS WHAT ? ALL THIS RAIN AND NOT A F'N DROPLET. OKAY THIS IS GOOD. THE LEAKING EXPANSION TANK WAS REPLACED AND NOW THAT LEAK HAS BEEN SOLVED. SO , WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL COULD POSSIBLY HAVE WATER ENTER OUR F'N BASEMENT AGAIN ? WHAT I ASK YOU ? WHATTTT !!!!???

 I GO DOWN MY BASEMENT TO GET SUPPLIES FOR A PLUMBING JOB AT THE NAIL. I NOTICE SOMETHING......A SOAKED FLOOR BY OUR ELECTRIC PANEL BOX AND LAUNDRY TUB. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS BUT OUR FUCKING WATER METER IS LEAKING LIKE A SIEVE. I MEAN POURING OUT. BUT HEY , THERE IS GOOD LUCK TO THIS LEAK. A FLOOR DRAIN HOLE IS JUST 12 INCHES AWAY DRAINING THE WATER DOWN. OH JOY I GOT LUCKY !!!

 I CALL AQUA AND THEIR EMERGENCY SERVICE. THEY WERE THERE IN UNDER 2 HOURS AND REPLACED THE METER.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO INSTALL A PEDESTAL SINK ( FREE WITH FAUCET - OVER $250 TOTAL ). I BRING THE PUP WITH ME. I WALK HER IN THE BACK AND SHE PEES AND POOPS BEHIND THE BARN ON ORSINI'S PROPERTY. I HAVE NO PROBLEM OF HER DOING THIS. I ALSO THINK , " OKAY , THIS WILL BUY ME TIME WITH THE DOG "

 I REMOVE THE OLD SINK AND FAUCET. IT IS DISGUSTING. THIS SINK HAS NOT BEEN MOVED IN OVER 80 YEARS. THE WALL LOOKED LIKE AN OLD PORN SITE THAT IMPLODED A VERY FAT PERSON'S ASS ON IT. THERE WAS SHIT , PISS , CUM , ASS HAIR , BALL PUBIC HAIR , DIRT , CORONA VIRUS , BEER , BOOZE , TOILET PAPER , OLD STRAWS , SOAP SCUM , POND SCUM  , ASS SCUM , AND SEVERAL MORE THINGS I COULD NOT INDENTIFY. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I GOT COVID JUST LOOKING AT THIS SHIT STORM OF A WALL. I ACTUALLY USED A SPACKLE KNIFE TO SCRAPE THE WALL CLEAN.  IT WAS WORSE THAN PICKING UP POOP IN OUR BACK YARD....WHICH I JUST DID EARLIER.

 I GOT KINDA LUCKY WITH THE PEDESTAL SINK. I HOOKED UP THE SUPPLY LINES BEFORE MOUNTING , THAN LINED UP THE HOLES TO HOLD IT IN PLACE , DRILLED AND RAN LARGE SCREWS IN THE WALL TO HOLD THE SINK , CLEANED ALL PIPING , AND USED A PIECE OF WOOD ON A WALL TO KEEP IT IN PLACE. I LEVELED IT AND SECURED IT TO THE WALL. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE DRAIN TRAP WAS NOT LINING UP WITH THE SINK TAIL PIPE. I WALK OVER TO D.M.I. SUPPLY AND PURCHASE A FLEXIBLE PLASTIC DRAIN TUBE. I AM NOT SURE IF YOU CAN CONNECT PLASTIC TO METAL BUT I DID.

 NOW , THE SINK IS FREE STANDING. ALL I NEED TO DO IS MOUNT THE PEDESTAL UNDERNEATH TO SUPPORT IT. THE ONE PROBLEM......I DID NOT REALLY MEASURE THE HEIGHT. I CRAB THE PEDESTAL UNDER THE POOL TABLE AND TRY TO FIT IT UNDER THE SINK. IT IS NOT GOING TO FIT BECAUSE THE SINK IS MOUNTED ABOUT 2 INCHES TOO HIGH. I CURSE A BIT , TELL THE DOG SHE IS UGLY , AND TOTALLY BUM OUT. THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL I WANT TO RE-DO ALL THESE PLUMBING CONNECTIONS AND REMOVE THE SINK FROM THE WALL. I SIT ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF THE TOILET AND SULK. AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES I LOOK UNDER THE SINK AND NOTICE A NOTCH CUT OUT IN THE UNDER BELLY OF THE SINK. IT IS PERFECTLY FORMED FOR THE TOP OF THE PEDESTAL TO SLIP UNDERNEATH AND STABILIZE THE SINK IN PLACE. IT IS ABOUT 2 INCHES DEEP. TO MY SURPRISE I TILT THE PEDESTAL TOP INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE SINK AND SLIDE THE BOTTOM ALONG THE FLOOR. I AM STUNNED AND IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. I TAKE A PICTURE AND SEND IT TO OUR FAMILY'S GROUP TEXT.

 NEXT PROJECT IS THE WALK-IN FRIDGE. LET'S GO WITH THE " LUCK " STORY AND HOW IT SHOULD BE TOLD THROUGH THE EYES OF " LUCK ".......SHALL WE ?

 - UNLUCKY - I HAVE CALLED MY TECH AND TEXTED EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST 4 DAYS WITH NO RESPONSE. I DON'T GET HOW NO ONE RESPONDS TO TEXTS BECAUSE IT ONLY TAKES MILLI-SECONDS BUT HEY THAT IS ME.

 - LUCKY - THE TECH CALLS ME AND SAYS HE CAN COME TODAY. I TELL HIM I AM HERE FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.

 - UNLUCKY - THE TECH ARRIVES AS I AM STILL WORKING ON THE PEDESTAL SINK. HE STARTS HIS WORK AND REMINDS ME THE COMPRESSOR WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO BE REPLACED LIKE HE SAID LAST VISIT.  TOTAL PRICE IS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN $450 DOLLARS AND ME BENDING OVER DROPPING MY STALE CHEERIO-LIKE BOXERS.

 - LUCKY AND UNLUCKY I GUESS - SINCE I HAVE TIME I GET DONE THE PEDESTAL SINK , CLEANING UP , VACUUMING EVERYWHERE , CONSOLIDATING MY TOOLS , LOADING MY TOOLS , WALKING THE PUP , PLAYING WITH THE PUP , AND WORKING ON A SURVEILLANCE MONITOR.

 - LUCKY - THE TECH , FOR THE 3RD TIME FILLS OUR SYSTEM WITH REFRIGERANT. HE TELLS ME HE THINKS HE FOUND THE LEAK AND WE DO NOT HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE COMPRESSOR.

 - UNLUCKY - I SAY GOOD BYE TO THE TECH AND HE TELLS ME TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE TEMPERATURE. I ALSO LOOK FOR 2 TOILET WAX SEALS HERE AND CAN NOT FIND THEM. I WANTED TO BRING ONE HOME FOR OUR LEAKING TOILET.

 - UNLUCKY - THE DOG POOPED AND PEED AND I THOUGHT THIS BUY ME AT LEAST 3 HOURS. AFTER AN HOUR SHE STARTED GROANING AT ME. OF COURSE I TURNED TO HER AND SAID , " WHAT THE FUCK DOG ? "

 I GET THE PUP AND WE LEAVE TOO. ARRIVING HOME I PULL UP THE DRIVEWAY AND DRIVE OVER THE 60 SOAKED CARPET TILES........FOR THE 50TH TIME.

 AT MY COMPUTER I CANCEL OUR ADOBE P.D.F. SUBSCRIPTION. I ALSO RE-APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IN WHICH THEY TOLD ME TO WAIT 1 WEEK. I WAITED ONE + WEEKS AND TRY TO GO ONLINE.....TOTALLY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING. IT DID NTO DO WHAT I HAVE DONE 3 TIMES BEFORE......OF COURSE. OH , I ALSO DECIDED NOT TO CANCEL MY AMAZON PRIME FREE MAILING SINCE IT HAD 17 MORE DAYS ON IT.

 FIND OUT OUR BARTENDER/FRIEND GOT A JOB AT OUR LOCAL PUB UP THE STREET. THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE THE BARTENDER WE HAD SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE PADS THE BILL ON AN " OPEN " CREDIT TAB. I ALSO THOUGHT MY ELDEST SHOULD ASK FOR A JOB TOO SINCE IT IS WALKING DISTANCE.

 OUR ELDEST HAS BEEN DOING DOOR DASH LATELY. DOOR DASH OFFERED , " IF YOU CAN DO 25 DELIVERS FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY THEY WILL ADD $500 TOWARDS YOUR PAYMENT."  WELL , OUR KID WAS MOTIVATED AND DID IT. SHE MADE $770 DOLLARS FOR 3 DAYS OF DRIVING .....IN OUR CAR.

 FLYERS - LOSE AGAIN....NO BIG SURPRISE. GOALIE CARTER HART GAVE UP 5 GOALS ON 11 SHOTS. HE'S DONE.

 76ERS - A NICE WIN OVER THE LAKERS. NO EMBIID AND OUR CENTER DWIGHT HOWARD GOT KICKED OUT OF THE GAME FOR BUMPING A PLAYER. COACH DOC RIVERS WAS ANGRY AND PLAYFUL AS A REPORTER ASKED HIM WHAT WILL HE DO WITH THE TWO TALLEST PLAYERS OUT ? HE RESPONDS , " WELL , SCOTT HAS 2 FOULS AFTER THE 1ST QUARTER SO I HAVE TO SIT HIM OUT. THE NEXT TALLEST PLAYER WOULD BE ME. "

 EAGLES - THEY PICK UP JOE FLACCO. I AM COOL WITH THIS.

 PHILLIES - WIN OVER THE YANKEES 13-12 ON A WALK-OFF 9TH INNING SINGLE. I DID NOT KNOW ONE PLAYER WHEN THEY ALL HUGGED AT HOME PLATE.

 I WATCH FAST AND FURIOUS 6. AGAIN , FAST CARS SPEEDING AROUND CITIES AND STREETS AT 100MPH AND NOT HITTING ANYTHING OR ANYONE. THE STORY LINE WAS OKAY TO GOOD AT BEST. BUT AGAIN , THEY HAD THE ROCK AND WONDER WOMAN ACTRESS GAL GADOT. JESUS CHRIST THE THINGS I DO TO HER ASS ALONE ...........FOR 30 SECONDS. ACTUALLY , I WOULD PROBABLY DO NOTHING AND JUST LET HER WALK AROUND THE BEDROOM IN UNDERWEAR OR WHATEVER THE HELL SHE WANTED TO WEAR. I DID NOT KNOW SHE WAS A MISS ISRAEL , SERVED 2 YEARS IN THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCE AS A COMBAT TRAINER , STUDIED LAW , RIDES MOTORCYCLES , AND ENTERED MISS UNIVERSE BUT SABOTAGED HER WINNING BECAUSE SHE DID NOT WANT TO WIN IT. OH , SHE IS MARRIED TO A BUSINESS GUY 11 YEARS OLDER AND HAS 2 KIDS WITH HIM. ALL OF HER FAMILY APPEARED IN WONDER WOMAN 1984. I AM SO JEALOUS OF THAT GUY'S PENIS.

 POSTED A FACEBOOK AD FOR THE BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEKEND.

 OH , FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRUCK AGAIN. THIS TIME IT WAS SILLY BUT IT WILL BE USED. I TOOK A RIDE TO WAYNE AND ENTERED A PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT WITH JUST 2 HUGE HUGE HUGE HOMES. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT I HAD TO BE IN THE WRONG PLACE TO PICK UP A...........DOOR DOG BELL. THE REASON - WE TAKE OUR DOG DOOR BELL TO OTHER LOCATIONS AND SOMETIMES WE FORGET IT. NOW , WE HAVE A " TRAVEL " DOOR BELL.

 I RUN A 100' PHONE LINE FOR WHEELS IN HER NEW OFFICE.....OUR YOUNGEST BEDROOM.

 ELDEST GOES DOOR DASHING....AT 9PM.

 I ASK MY BROTHER HIS SERVICE MAY BE NEEDED IF OUR YOUNGEST GETS THIS APARTMENT. HE EMPHATICALLY SAID , " ANYTIME YOU NEED SOMETHING JUST CALL. YOU HAVE HELPED ME EVERY TIME I ASKED. "

 ANOTHER BROTHER TEXTS ME , " MY WIFE CAN SET YOU UP WITH A COVID SHOT. ALL YOU NEED TO SAY FOR THE APPLICATION IS YOU SMOKE AND ARE FAT. TECHNICALLY IT'S HALF THE TRUTH. "

 FUNNY , WHEELS HAS BEEN OFF ALL WEEK I THOUGHT IT BE A PERFECT TIME TO GET AWAY TO THE CONDO. BUT SHE SAYS NO AND EVERY DAY SOMETHING BREAKS OR LEAKS AND NEEDS ATTENTION. AGAIN....WHEELS WINS. AGAIN....I HAVE TO FIX STUFF.

 I HAVE ONE DRINK , PLAY A LITTLE POKER , WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES ( SCHULTZ STILL AMUSES ME ) , AND HEAD TO BED. THERE WAS AT LEAST 10 OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPENED TODAY ( MOSTLY UNLUCKY ) BUT I FORGOT THEM.

  FRIDAY     3 - 26 - 21

 MORE PROJECTS DONE ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE I CAN NOT GO ONE DAY WITHOUT DOING SOMETHING.

 NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE PLUS PUTTING OUT RECYCLABLES.

 EVER LOOK UP AN OLD GIRL OR BOY FRIEND ?  I DID THIS MORNING.  I AM NOT SURE WHY BUT I GUESS I WAS CURIOUS TO SEE IF OTHER PEOPLE ARE GETTING FAT LIKE ME.   IT ONLY TOOK A MINUTE..................FACEBOOK. 

 FLIP THE CARPET TILES ON THE DRIVEWAY.

 OFF TO HOME DEPOT. GOOD GOD DID I SEE A SMOKE SHOW OF A GIRL. IT ACTUALLY DEPRESSED ME THAT SHE WAS SO HOT. WHY.....BECAUSE I LOOKED LIKE THAT. I EVEN CROSSED PATHS WITH HER SINCE SHE WAS PARKED ACROSS FROM ME.  SHE BENT OVER TO CHECK SOMETHING ON HER DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT AND I SAW A SMALL OF THE BACK TATTOO.......AND MY FANTASY JUST TURNED RATED X. I HAVE NO LIFE.

 OH , I PICKED UP A TOILET WAX SEAL , SCREWS , WHITE SPRAY PAINT , GORILLA FLEX SEAL , QUICK CONNECTS , AND A 24" CLOSET DOOR. YEP.....MORE PROJECTS TO COME.

 BACK HOME I INSTALL THE WAX SEAL ON OUR LEAKING TOILET. I PULLED THE WHOLE TOILET , SUCKED ALL THE WATER OUT , CLEANED IT UP , APPLIED THE SEAL , AND RE-INSTALLED. IT ACTUALLY ALL WENT DOWN IN UNDER 40 MINUTES WHICH I WAS TOTALLY SURPRISED.

  WHEELS GOES FOR A WALK AND DOES DINNER AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE.

 I WATCH SOME POKER AFTER DARK. THESE GUYS ARE LOSING 100K LIKE IT'S A 100 DOLLARS.

 BACK OUTSIDE I FLIP TILES AND MOVE THEM OFF WET SPOTS. MY ELDEST HELPS AND THAN GOES TO HANG WITH FRIENDS.

 I MOVE A TON OF TOOLS OUT OF THE VAN. SOME WILL GO TO THE GARAGE , SOME WILL STAY IN THE VAN , AND SOME WILL GO DOWN THE BASEMENT.

 PICK UP MAZE POOP. I ASKED WHEELS TWICE TO DO IT BUT SHE SAID , " NAH , YOU CAN. YOU DO A GOOD JOB AT IT. " I FEEL SHE IS TALKING MORE ABOUT LIFE THAN ACTUALLY PICKING UP POOP.

  WITH THE PUP ON A LEASH OUT FRONT I FILL ONE TRASH CAN OF WEEDS. I FIGURE WHY NOT GET A LITTLE JUMP ON IT. SHE BARKED AT LITTLE KIDS TO PLAY WITH HER FOR 5 MINUTES.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUP IN THE BACK YARD CHASING AND RETRIEVING A TENNIS BALL. THE DOG CRACKS ME UP.

 ATTACH A " QUICK CONNECT " TO A RUNNER LEASH.

 OPEN DOOR IN BASEMENT TO ALLOW HEAT IN TO DRY FLOORS....ALONG WITH 3 FANS. THIS IS 3 DAYS DOING THIS.

 MOVE CARPET TILES AGAIN. IT IS NOW GOING ON OVER A WEEK TO DRY THEM OUT. AGAIN , ALL THIS BECAUSE A BUCKET WAS NOT PUT UNDER A LEAK.

 OH , MY DAUGHTER SAY THE TV IS NOT WORKING DOWN THE BASEMENT. I SEARCH ED ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE AND FOUND 2.....FOR FREE. I WILL LOOK AT OURS FIRST. I ALSO KNOW A FRIEND OF MINE OFFERED A TV TO ME JUTS 2 WEEKS AGO.

 TALK TO A NEIGHBOR FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

 TALK TO MY ELDEST WHO I GOT UP FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. THAN SHE LEFT FOR A FRIEND'S HOUSE. THAT WAS IT.

 BACK TO MY OFFICE / BEDROOM TO CHILL WITH THE PUP. I WATCH SOME TV , SURF THE INTERNET , AND RESPOND TO SOME INQUIRES ABOUT RENTALS.

 FOR A SOLID WEEK WHEELS COMPANY IS SHUT DOWN. THIS IS ONE SERIOUS VIRUS.

 SPEAKING OF VIRUS. ACTION NEWS ANNOUNCED AN " UP TICK " ON THE CORONA CASES. JUST FUCKING GREAT. THIS IS PROBABLY FAKE NEWS......GO TRUMP !!!

 WHEELS BACK HOME WE WATCH THE MOVIE BRIDESMAIDS. IT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD....ALOT OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ACTRESSES. I LAUGHED OUT LOUD SEVERAL TIMES.

 OFF TO BED. I THINK I SLEPT OKAY.....NO IDEA. MY " OKAY " IS WAKING UP LESS THAN 10 TIMES A NIGHT.

  SATURDAY     3 - 27 - 21

 AND THE CARPET TILES FINALLY GO BACK IN THE BASEMENT. WHEELS AND I COLLECTED THEM IN 2 LARGE PLASTIC BINS OFF THE DRIVEWAY AND MOVED ALL OF THEM DOWN THE STEPS. SHE HELPS INSTALL THE FULL TILES AND I FINISHED THE PIECES ALONG WITH VACUUMING AND PLACING AIR FRESHENERS AROUND.

 I FIX OUR BASEMENT TV BY JUST CLEANING THE HDMI CORD AND FLIP FLOPPING IT INTO THE INPUTS.

 A FRIEND CALLS US TO PICK UP FRUIT PUNCH GATORADE. WHY ? HE AND HIS WIFE HAVE COVID AND QUARANTINED THEMSELVES FOR 2 WEEKS. WHEELS ENDS UP GETTING THE DRINKS FOR THEM AFTER HER WALK WITH FRIENDS.

 FLYERS WITH A MUCH NEEDED 2 - 1 WIN OVER THE RANGERS WHO HAVE BEEN BEATING THE HELL OUT OF US.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A REALLY WONDERFUL SHOW BY HAMMERSHEEP. THEY ARE SUPER COOL PEOPLE TO HANG OUT WITH AND THEIR SET WAS FUN. OVER 200 VIEWS DURING THE PERFORMANCE.

 A FRIEND STOPPED BY AND WE TALKED SHOP. IT WAS NICE TO CHILL.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. OUR ELDEST AND A FRIEND / BARTENDER TRY TO CONVINCE US TO PARTY WITH THEM AT A LOCAL PUB. I WAS ALMOST WILLING BUT WE DECIDE TO CHILL.

 I CREATE A DIBRUNO BROTHERS ACCOUNT. I WANT TO TRY THEIR SANDWICHES. CHRIST DOES HOWARD ESKIN BUILD THE UP.

 WE TRY NEW TV SERIES ON NETFLIX THE IRREGULARS AND SHARP OBJECTS. WE LIKED BOTH. WE ALSO WATCHED FAMILY FEUD AND VILLANOVA LOSE.

   'NOVA HAD A SHOT AND PLAYED WELL THE FIRST HALF. THAN BAYLOR MADE A MOVE. A COMMENTATOR MADE A SPOT ON PREDICTION. " IF VILLANOVA LOSES THE LEAD THEY WILL LOSE." AT THE 8 MINUTE REMAINING MARK THEY LOST THE LEAD AND NEVER RE-GAINED IT. 

 76ERS LOSE BAD AND HOWARD GETS EJECTED FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT GAME. THE COMMENTATOR SAYS ,  " WHAT IS HE THINKING ACTING LIKE A CHILD ? YOU KNOW YOU HAVE EMBIID OUT AND THIS BUMPS YOU UP. THIS IS HOW YOU RE-ACT AND PLAY ? C'MON MANNNNNNNNN."

 OFF TO BED KINDA TIRED. BY 11PM I AM SPENT BUT I DO STAY UP AND WATCH ANOTHER MOVIE WITH JASON STATHAM  CALLED TRANSPORTER 2. PLOT WAS EH TO OKAY BUT THE FIGHT SCENES BORDER LINE RIDICULOUS. WE ALL KNOW JASON IS A BAD ASS BUT HE FIGHTS 20 GUYS ALL ARMED WITH MACHETES AND AXES. HE BEATS THE HELL OUT OF ALL OF THEM. I STAYED UP UNTIL 12:30AM.

 UP TWICE DURING THE NIGHT AND FINALLY JUST GET OUT OF BED AT 3:15AM. I AM SO PISSED. I WRITE THIS BLOG , HEAR WHEELS USE THE BATHROOM AT 4AM , AND NOW IT IS 5AM. I GUESS I WILL TRY TO SLEEP AGAIN.........I HAVE TOO.

  SUNDAY    3 - 28 - 21

  INCREDIBLY OVER THE TOP TOUCHED OF THE LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE BY THE BAND MIDHEAVEN. THEY SPENT OVER 4 1/2 HOURS ( ON THEIR DIME ) TO SET-UP AND SURPRISED EVERYONE BY COVERING A SCARS LIKE THESE SONG TO HONOR THE PASSING OF OUR FRIEND TOMMY SCARS. THEY ALSO PROMOTED THE SALVEY FAMILY'S GOFUNDME PAGE NON-STOP AND THE NAIL DURING THE STREAM. THE NAIL HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR OVER ONE YEAR AND I COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF WHAT OCCURRED ON OUR STAGE TONIGHT.

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  MONDAY    3 - 29 - 21

 I THOUGHT IT WAS RIGHT YESTERDAY TO ONLY BLOG ABOUT THE SALVEY FAMILY. I WAS SUPER EMOTIONAL ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE OF MIDHEAVEN AND HOW THE SALVEY FAMILY REACTED TO THEM AND THE NAIL. I THANKED THE FAMILY FOR THEIR COMMENTS , EMAILS , MESSAGES , AND TEXTS TO ME .

 SPEAKING OF THE SALVEY FAMILY THEY WILL BE ATTENDING THIS SATURDAY'S SHOW AT THE NAIL WITH THE BAND INXSLV AT 4PM. TOMMY SCARS TWIN BROTHER CONTACTED ME ALONG WITH TOMMY'S WIFE. THEY ARE GOING TO BRING THEIR KIDS TO SEE THE SHOW AND THANK ME AND MY KIDS IN PERSON FOR OUR CONTINUING SUPPORT.

 SO , WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING THE PAST 2 DAYS ?

  HERE'S THE LIST :

 - PICKED UP SANDWICHES FROM DIBRUNO BROTHERS AT ARDMORE FARMER'S MARKET. 

 - WE VISIT OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE.

 - WE GO TO THE DOG PARK AND MAZE HAS A BLAST WITH 20 OTHER DOGS. I PARK ILLEGALLY AND WHEELS THINKS WE WILL GET TOWED. THE VAN IS IN EYE SIGHT AND ONLY 100 YARDS AWAY. THERE IS NO WAY WE WILL GET TOWED.  ANYWAY , WHILE MAZE HAS FUN WE TRY DIBRUNO BROTHER'S SANDWICHES FOR THE FIRST TIME. ALL OF US ARE NOT IMPRESSED. HOWARD ESKIN PROMOTES THIS COMPANY LIKE THEY ARE OVER THE TOP UNBELIEVABLE. WELL , HERE IS OUR EXPERIENCE - $11 PER SANDWICH , SANDWICH IS SMALL , TASTE WAS GOOD BUT NOT EXCELLENT , SANDWICHES WERE DRY , CURB SIDE PICK UP TOOK 3 DIFFERENT WORKERS ON THE PHONE TO FINALLY BRING IT OUTSIDE , PARK IN ASSIGNED AREAS FOR CURBSIDE PICK-UP......YEAH RIGHT.....WHERE ???? , THEY ADD $5 TO YOUR ORDER FOR CURBSIDE PICK-UP , THEY ADD $5 FEE IN CASE YOU DON'T SHOW UP , AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN GIVE US NAPKINS IN OUR BAG. SO , OVERALL THE SANDWICHES OKAY TO GOOD BUT EXPENSIVE AND THEY ADD $10 TO EVERY ORDER.

 - WALK BACK TO THE VAN AFTER A REALLY FUN TIME AT THE DOG PARK. I NOTICED WE WERE NOT TOWED BUT.....GOT A TICKET.  YEP.....A SUNDAY AT 2PM THE PHILADELPHIA PARKING AUTHORITY WAS ON THE BALL.....FUCKING ASSHOLES. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD AND AGAIN WHEELS WAS RIGHTER THAN ME. TICKET IS $76. I WILL FIGHT IT.

 - STOP BY POSSIBLE NEW APARTMENT FOR OUR YOUNGEST. WE TAKE PICTURES AND SEND THEM TO MY BROTHER. WE MAY DO SOME REMODELING.

 - SAY OUR GOODBYES AND WE HEAD EAST. WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME AND STOP AT HOME DEPOT TO PICK-UP A FLUSH VALVE FOR THE 2ND FLOOR TOILET. AT THE CONDO WE SETTLE IN.

 WE DECIDE TO GO TO THE INLET. ALWAYS GOOD FOOD , PORTIONS , AND PRICING. I WATCH THE MIDHEAVEN STREAM WHILE ANSWERING THE SALVEY FAMILY'S , BARTENDER , AND BAND'S QUESTIONS TO ME.  THEY WERE SUPER NICE AND THANKFUL TO ME AND MY KIDS FOR ALL THE STREAM SHOWS WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THEM. IT MADE ME VERY EMOTIONAL. I FIGURE WE REACHED OUR GFM GOAL SO WHY NOT PASS IT FORWARD TO A FAMILY IN TOTAL NEED. THE WHOLE FAMILY THANKS ME EVERY WEEKEND. IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO HELP THEM.

 BACK HOME WE WALK THE PUP AND SETTLE IN AGAIN. WE MAKE SOME NIGHTCAPS AND CHILL.

 THE NEXT DAY WE WALK THE BOARDS TO VISIT THE DOG PARK. WE MEET SOME NICE WOMEN THERE TO TALK TOO.

 BACK HOME I START MY PROJECTS. WHEELS HELPS WITH SOME. I CHANGED THE HOME MADE WOOD BLOCKS FOR OUR BEDS WITH THE REALLY NICE BED BLOCKS THAT I GOT ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. I HAD TO MACGYVER THEM A LITTLE BIT BUT THEY WORKED OUT PERFECT.

 REPLACE THE FLUSH VALVE ON THE 2ND FLOOR TOILET. I AM SURPRISED HOW QUICK AND EASY IT IS TO DO THIS. FOR 2 DAYS IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING PERFECTLY.

 I REPLACE A CLOSET DOOR. I SPEND 15 MINUTES CHISELING OUT DOOR HINGES AND GO TO HANG IT. I AM SO PISSED I HUNG THE DOOR UPSIDE DOWN. I ACTUALLY FUCKING DID THIS BEFORE AND TOLD MYSELF BE FUCKING CAREFUL. I RE-DO THE DOOR AND IT TAKES TWICE AS LONG. AGAIN , I MACGYVER AND IT CAME OUT NICE. I HAD TO INSTALL A DOOR KNOB AND DEAD BOLT. LUCKILY , I HAD THE RIGHT DRILL BIT TO DO A DEAD BOLT.

 GET SOME OTHER PROJECTS DONE AND NOTICE THE ICE MACHINE IS PUSHING OUT THE " CUTTER " CUBE PART. YEP....ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 I TOOK SOME NICE PICTURES ON THE BEACH OF THE SUNRISE AND MOON SETTING AT THE SAME TIME. I THOUGHT THIS WAS KINDA COOL. I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.

 WE TRY A NEW PIZZA PLACE CALLED MR 'DS PIZZERIA STEAKS & SUBS. BOTH OF US THOUGHT THE SPINACH PIZZA WAS VERY GOOD AND THE ANTIPASTO WAS GOOD BUT HAD WAY TOO MUCH KICK WITH GREEN PEPPER AND CAULIFLOWER.

 STOP AT GREEN'S LIQUOR FOR SOME VODKA. WHEELS SAID IT WAS " SHADY ".

 WE WATCH 2 SHOWS - THE IRREGULARS AND SHARP OBJECTS. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 I WATCH THE FLYERS ON MY PHONE. I LOVE DOING THIS. THEY ARE DOWN 3 - 0 GOING INTO THE 3RD PERIOD. FLYERS SCORE 3 STRAIGHT GOALS TO TIE THE GAME IN REGULAR TIME. FLYERS PULLED THE GOALIE WITH 2 MINUTES LEFT. BUFFALO MISSED THE OPEN NET BY INCHES ON ONE SHOT. FLYERS THAN MOVE THE PUCK DOWN THE ICE AND SCORE. IN 3 ON 3 OVERTIME ( THE BEST ) THEY SCORE AND WIN THE GAME 4 - 3.

 POKERSTARS FINALLY LETS ME MAKE A DEPOSIT. I USE A BANK WE NEVER GO TO AND DEPOSIT A $100. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT ALL THE PLAYERS PLAY " CASH " GAMES. I SO MUCH PREFER " SIT & GO " OR " TOURNAMENT " STYLE.

 PUP SLEEPS WITH ME ONE NIGHT AND WHEELS ANOTHER.

 TUESDAY    3 - 30 - 21

  DOG PARK !!!

 THE WEATHER IS GOOD SO I WORK INSIDE.....BLOW.

  I FIND OUT OUR ICE MAKER IS BROKE. TIME TO SURF THE INTERNET. I CALL 2 LOCAL PLUMBING SUPPLIES STORES AND THEY DO NOT STOCK IT AND GIVE ME NAMES OF OTHER PLUMBING STORES. I CALL LOWES AND THEY HAVE IN STOCK FOR 75% CHEAPER.

 WE CLEAN OUT A CLOSET TO ORGANIZE AND CONSOLIDATE. I PAINT THE CLOSET DOOR I INSTALLED YESTERDAY WITH 2 COATS.

 WHILE THE PAINT DRIES WE HEAD TO THE DOG PARK. MAZE HAS AN ABSOLUTE BLAST WITH 10 OTHER DOGS. I ENJOY WATCHING HER HAVE FUN RUNNING AND BEING A NUDGE TO THE DOGS. I TRULY BELIEVE SHE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR. WE MEET SOME NICE PEOPLE.

 WALK THE BOARDS BACK HOME. WE SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES RE-LOADING THE CLOSET AND PUTTING THE HARDWARE BACK ON THE DOOR. I AM VERY PLEASED HOW EVERYTHING TURNED OUT.

 I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES TOTALLY CLEANING A VACUUM WHICH WAS USED TO CLEAN UP SPACKLE DUST SO THEY THREW IT OUT. I GOT IT FOR FREE AND TOOK EVERY PART OFF I COULD. AFTER CLEANING AND LETTING IT DRY IT WORKED PERFECT.

 DISABLED OUR ICE MAKER AND REMOVED IT FROM THE FREEZER. I CAN'T FIND MY FLASH LIGHT FOR 3 HOURS. WHEELS LOOKS IN THE FREEZER AND THERE IT IS. I SPEND AN HOUR CHARGING THE BATTERIES AND TRYING TO FIX A 2ND FLASH LIGHT. I KEEP ONE AND THROW THE OTHER OUT.

 WE LOAD SOME TOOLS AND OTHER STUFF INTO THE VAN JUST TO GET THEM OUT OF THE CONDO.

 TAKE A RIDE TO LOWES AND FIND THE ICE MAKER WE NEED. I BRING THE OLD ONE JUST IN CASE. I HAVE THE WORKER OPEN THE BOX AND IT MATCHES PERFECTLY.

 DRIVE BACK AND STOP AT ANGELSEA PUB FOR A VERY NICE DINNER. SERVICE , FOOD , TASTE , PORTION , AND PRICE WERE GOOD. WE HAD FLAT BREAD AND SHRIMP / SCALLOP SCAMPI. I REALLY ENJOYED THE DINNER PLUS THE DRAFTS WERE ICE COLD.

 BACK HOME I INSTALL THE ICE MAKER AND TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK AGAIN. I MET SOME REALLY NICE PEOPLE BUT THIS TIME IT WAS MOSTLY MALE DOGS WHERE EARLIER TODAY IT WAS FEMALE DOGS. ME AND ANOTHER OWNER CONSISTENTLY KEPT HIS 2 MALE DOG'S PENISES OFF MY DOG'S ASS.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. WE WATCH EPISODES OF SHARP OBJECTS WHICH IS REALLY VERY GOOD ALONG WITH THE IRREGULARS WHICH IS ALSO GOOD.

 PHILLIES OPEN THEIR SEASON THURSDAY AT 3PM. WE HAVE FAMILY THAT IS GOING TO THE GAME. WE ARE NOT.

 76ERS LOSE AGAIN. NO UPDATE ON EMBIID.

 OFF TO BED WHERE MAZE SLEEPS A LONG TIME. I THINK SHE DREAMED OF ALL HER NEW FRIENDS. WELL , NOT THE ONES THAT HUMPED HER.

  WEDNESDAY    3 - 31 - 21

 TO ME IT'S LIKE A TREASURE HUNT.

 ICE MAKER IS NOT MAKING ICE AS FAST AS I LIKE BUT IT IS PRODUCING ICE.

 WE DECIDE TO GO TO THE STAR DINER FOR BREAKFAST. THIS PLACE IS ALWAYS GOOD WITH BIG PORTIONS , FREE COFFEE , AND GOOD PRICING. WE HAVE NOT DONE BREAKFAST OUT IN A LONG TIME. THE ONLY THING THAT IRKED ME WAS THE OWNER WHO GREETS EVERYONE. WHY ? HE HAS A MASK ON WHICH IS COOL BUT IT IS JUST COVERING HIS MOUTH. MAN , PEOPLE JUST DON'T GET IT. IT BE LIKE WEARING A CONDOM AND JUST PUTTING IT ON YOUR BALLS.

 OFF TO THE DOLLAR STORE TO PURCHASE SOME SMALL THINGS. I SO SHOULD OF GOT COOKIES. INSTEAD I GOT 12 DRIVEWAY LIGHTS FOR A DOLLAR EACH.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND DO SOME SMALL CLEANING AND ORGANIZING PROJECTS. I ADJUST THE FRONT DOOR SCREEN ( YES STILL WORKING ON IT ) AND IT NOW CLOSES ON ITS ON.

 OFF TO THE DOG PARK WHERE MAZE HAS AN ABSOLUTE BLAST WITH FRIENDLY DOGS AND OWNERS. SHE GETS SPLOOGED WITH SALIVA.........TIME FOR A BATH.

 FROM THE DOG PARK WE DECIDE TO GO ON AN ADVENTURE.......WHICH MEANS FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. THESE ARE VERY GOOD FREE TRANSACTIONS.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE 1 - THE " CATCH " - IF YOU TAKE MY NEW TABLE FROM WAYFAIR YOU CAN HAVE MY NEW 4K 46" TV.  WE TAKE A REALLY NICE DRIVE TO CAPE MAY. A BEAUTIFUL AREA WHERE APPARENTLY PEOPLE MAKE UP THEIR OWN ADDRESSES. IT WAS FUNNY AS WE THOUGHT WE PULLED UP TO THE CORRECT ADDRESS. WELL , 4 HOUSES AWAY A YOUNG GIRL IS WAVING AT US. SHE ADMITTED THE ADDRESSES ARE SO WEIRD HERE.

 WE MOVE TO HER DRIVEWAY AND SHE IS AN IN-SHAPE BLONDE WEARING............SPANDEX.  THE STORY IS SHE JUST BOUGHT THIS HOUSE AND PURCHASED A LARGE TV SO SHE IS GIVING AWAY THE 46" TV. IT IS IN PERFECT SHAPE. AT FIRST IT NEEDED A POWER SUPPLY BUT SHE FOUND IT. I AM TELLING YOU THIS IS A REALLY NICE 4K HIGH DEF FLAT SCREEN TV.

 SO THE CONTINGENCY IS WE MUST TAKE A VERY LARGE WAYFAIR TABLE. GET THIS.....IT COST HER $500+ BUT IT HAD A SPECK ON IT. NOW THIS IS " SPECK " AS IN SINGULAR..........NOT " SPECKS " PLURAL. SO , SHE DID NOT WANT IT. THIS LARGE TABLE IS BRAND NEW AND HARDWARE STILL IN THE BOX. IN FACT I ALMOST FORGOT THE BOX OF HARDWARE BEFORE LEAVING. SHE HELPS ME LOAD THE TABLE TO OUR VAN. I NEED TO RE-ARRANGE STUFF SO WHEELS AND HER TALK WITH MAZE. I AM THINKING THIS LARGE TABLE CAN GO TO OUR HOUSE OR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. IT IS BRAND FRICKIN' NEW AND BEAUTIFUL.

 WE FINALLY LOAD-UP AND SAY OUR GOODBYES. THE BLONDE GIRL LOOKS VERY GOOD IN SPANDEX. I REALLY THOUGHT SHE WANTED TO DO A THREESOME.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE 2 - WE STAY IN CAPE MAY AND DRIVE TO A MAGNIFICENT AREA JUST A BLOCK FROM THE COAST LINE. THE OCEAN SCENIC ROAD IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. WE STOP AND PICK UP A BRAND NEW SHAMPOOER VACUUM. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ONE SINCE MINE WAS BROKE. I REALLY LIKE HAVING A SHAMPOO MACHINE BUT I JUST LENT IT OUT WAY TOO MUCH AND IT GOT RUINED. I TRIED TO REPLACE A MOTOR ON IT BUT IT BURNT OUT IMMEDIATELY SO I THREW THE WHOLE DAMN THING AWAY.

 WE MEET A NICE LADY AND THEIR HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL. NOW GET THIS.....WE LET MAZE OUT OF THE VAN. SHE SAYS MAYBE SHE LIKE TO PLAY WITH THEIR DOG " JAZZ " ( KEY WORD ).  I BRING MAZE INTO THEIR ENCLOSED YARD ( WITH A POOL ) AND THE 2 DOGS PLAY. I MENTION HOW OUR DOG WILL NEED A BATH. SHE BRINGS ME INSIDE THEIR BEAUTIFUL HOUSE WHILE THE HUSBAND TALKS TO WHEELS OUTSIDE. THE INSIDE HAS VAULTED CEILINGS , GRANITE TOPS EVERYWHERE , NEW KITCHEN , IMMACULATELY CLEAN , BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING , AND ......AN AREA SPECIFICALLY FOR BATHING A DOG JUST LIKE PETCO HAS. I LOVED THE IDEA.

 WE TALK MORE OUTSIDE AND IT ENDS UP THE LADY IS A DANCER AND THE HUSBAND IS IN A JAZZ BAND AND A REALTOR. WE GET HIS CARDS FOR BOTH AND WE TALK MORE ABOUT PLAYING VENUES AND RADIO SHOWS...IN WHICH I DO BOTH ( OR DID BOTH ). WE TALK FOR A SOLID 20 MINUTES AND THEY ARE A VERY NICE COUPLE. THEY GIVE US THE BRAND NEW SHAMPOOER BECAUSE THEIR WHOLE HOUSE IS NOW TILE FLOORS. THEY EVEN THROW IN A FULL BOTTLE OF OXI CARPET CLEANING SOLUTION. WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND I DRIVE ALONG THIS MAGNIFICENT COAST LINE STREET AGAIN.

 OH , ONE MORE THING. I WAS ABOUT TO LEASH MAZE TO GET HER OUT OF THE ENCLOSURE. THEIR DOG FLIPS THE FUCK OUT AND STARTS BITING OUR PUP. I MEAN IT WENT FULL DAVID BANNER. BOTH OWNERS FREAK OUT AND SAY , " DON'T USE A LEASH !! , DON'T USE A LEASH !! "  WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS TWILIGHT ZONE SHIT ? APPARENTLY THEIR DOG HATES LEASHES SO I ASKED , " OKAY , SO HOW DO I GET MY DOG OUT OF HERE ?...........THROW HER OVER THE FENCE ? "

 HEADING HOME WE DRIVE RIGHT BY CAPE MAY BREWERY. WE HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WHO WORKS THERE SO WE CALL TO SEE IF SHE IF WORKING. YEP.........2PM IS THE NEW 5PM TO DRINK. SHE IS NOT WORKING SO WE HEAD HOME.

 WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE AND WALK THE PUP. WHEELS 6,000 PERSON COMPANY IS STILL SHUT DOWN. I ASK HER , " IS IT WRONG TO SEND A THANK YOU CARD TO THE RANSOM-WARE HACKER FOR YOU HAVING 2 WEEKS OFF NOW ? "

 WE FACETIME WITH OUR KIDS AND A FRIEND/BARTENDER WHO WE TREAT LIKE A DAUGHTER. IT IS FUN. I LET THE KIDS WATCH ME AS I BATH MAZE IN THE TUB. IT WAS FUNNY.

 OFF TO OWEN'S PUB WHERE WE ARE GREETED BY AN OVER THE TOP NICE GUY OUTSIDE. WHEELS WALKS IN TO SEE IF THERE IS ROOM AT THE BAR. IT IS ALWAYS PACKED. SHE WAVES TO ME AND I GO PARK 4 CARS DOWN. THE GUY OUT FRONT OF THE BAR SAYS I COULD OF PARKED RIGHT OUT FRONT. AGAIN , HE IS OVER THE TOP SUPER NICE TO WHEELS ( WHO IS INSIDE NOW ) AND NOW ME GOING IN. WE ARE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED THAT THERE IS NO SEATING AT THE BAR NOW BUT TABLES ALONG THE EXTERIOR WALLS. WE FIND A PERECT TABLE BY THE FRONT WINDOW AND EASTER DECORATIONS. THIS IS PERFECT. GET THIS.....FOR $30 WE HAVE 4 BEERS , HUGE CHICKEN POT PIE , BREAD , BROCCOLI , MASHED POTATOES WITH GRAVY AND MEATLOAF. THIS PLACE HAS THE BEST SPECIALS. WE ARE GLAD THERE IS NO BAR SEATING BECAUSE IT IS JUST TOO CLOSE TO PEOPLE DURING THIS COVID TIME. HAVING OUR OWN PRIVATE TABLE WAS THE BEST.

 I SEND PICTURES OF BAR , BEERS , AND THAN FOOD JUST TO NUDGE MY KIDS.

 OH , THE OVER THE TOP GUY IS A CHEF AT A FAVORITE PLACE WE USED TO GO TO CALLED CASEY'S ON THE 3RD. WE TRIED THE NEW PLACE WHICH IS NOW CALLED THE NORTH SHORE. BUT BOTH TIMES WE WERE DISAPPOINTED. WELL , IT ENDS UP THIS GUY IS THE PAST CHEF AND THEY BROUGHT HIM BACK. HE KNEW THE NAIL , THE MERION CRICKET CLUB , AND OUR AREA. WE HAD A LOT IN COMMON AGAIN. IT WAS THE THEME OF THE DAY IN WHOEVER WE RAN INTO. HIS NICKNAME IS " SHAKY ".  WELL , WE PROMISED " SHAKY THE CHEF " WE WILL RETURN TO THE NORTH SHORE. HE OFFERED TO BUY US DRINKS BUT WHEELS DECLINED. I DID NOT HEAR THIS AND MY MOTTO IS , " ALWAYS SAY YES TO FREE DRINKS. "

 BACK HOME WE ARE GREETED BY THE PUP. SHE SMELLS WONDERFUL AND LOOKS SHINY.

 WE SETTLE IN AND I TRY WAYS OF WATCHING THE PHILLIES AND FLYERS VIA OUR ROKU....NONE WORK. WE LIKE TO WATCH THE HOME OPENER TOMORROW IF WE CAN.

 FOR THE FIRST TIME I PLAY A " REAL " MONEY INTERNET POKER GAME. I WANTED TO DO A 25 CENT GAME TO START BUT NO TABLES WERE FILLING. I NOTICE A $5 TABLE WAS CLOSE SO I JOINED. WITHIN 5 MINUTES I WAS PLAYING IN A SIT-AND-GO 6 PLAYER TABLE. THE TOP 2 PLAYERS CASH. I TELL WHEELS THIS AND ANNOUNCE EACH TIME A PLAYER IS ELIMINATE. MY GOAL IS TO MAKE THE FINAL 2 AND CASH. I AM PLAYING PERFECTLY WITH MY SMALL POT THEORY...." WIN SMALL , DON'T LOSE BIG. " I ANNOUNCE TO WHEELS......" ONE PLAYER OUT " THAN 2 , THAN 3.

 CONTINUED - SO THERE ARE 3 PLAYERS LEFT. I AM CHIP LEADER WITH 4K AND 2ND AND 3RD PLAYERS HAVE 2K. YES , I HAVE DOUBLE WHAT THEY HAVE. I FEEL GOOD AND WHEELS SAYS THIS IS GOOD. I RELUCTANTLY REPLY , " I HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE ".  A BAD BEAT AND A COLD HAND ELIMINATE ME 3RD AND I DO NOT CASH. I AM SO PISSED AT MYSELF. I FUCKING KNEW IT. I WAS DOUBLE CHIP LEADER AND END UP THIRD. THIS IS WHY I WILL NEVER PLAY BIG TIME CASH GAMES......WORSE FUCKING JINXED HANDS EVER. THIS REALLY MADE ME BUM OUT. I PLAYED PERFECT POKER MAKING GREAT CALLS AND FOLDS UNTIL 2 BAD BEATS AND A COLD HAND.

 WHAT WOULD YOU DO ? THREE HANDED I RAISED WITH 9'S AND GET CALLED. THE FLOP IS ALL DIAMONDS WITH AN ACE WHICH I REPRESENT. I BET , HE CALLS. A 4TH DIAMOND COMES OUT ON THE RIVER. I DO HAVE A 9 OF DIAMOND ALONG WITH MY 9'S. BLINDS ARE 200/400 WITH A BIG POT. I ONLY HAVE 1K LEFT TO CALL THE OTHER PLAYER'S ALL-IN. SO IS HE BLUFFING ?, HAS A SMALLER DIAMOND UNDER MY 9 ? , OR DOES MY OPPONENT HAVE A HIGHER DIAMOND OF ONLY JACK ,  QUEEN , OR KING ? I DECIDE WITH POT ODDS , MY STACK SIZE , AND BLINDS GOING UP TO CALL. IT ENDS UP HE HAS POCKET JACKS WITH A JACK OF DIAMOND. HE HAS A HIGHER FLUSH THAN ME. I GET ELIMINATED. MAN , THE POKER GODS COULDN'T EVEN LET ME HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH THE LAST 3 EPISODES OF SHARP OBJECTS. A CRAZY ENDING IN THE LAST 10 SECONDS MADE THIS SHOW GO VIRAL AND YEARN FOR A 2ND SEASON.

 I WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE TO BUFFALO. THE SABERS ENDED THEIR 18 GAME LOSING STREAK. MAN WE BLOW.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF TED LASSO USING MY ROKU. I LIKE IT.

 I ALSO TRY TO FACERTIME MY KID RIGHT BEFORE MIDNIGHT BUT SHE IS WITH FRIENDS AND DENIES ME.......OH MAN.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE TO STRIKE AGAIN. YEP....TOMORROW MORNING AND IS A SMALL WORLD AGAIN. THE STORY TOMORROW. MY KIDS ALWAYS SAY , " MAN , DO YOU KNOW EVERYONE ? "  WHEN YOU OWN A LIVE MUSIC VENUE....IT IS DAMN CLOSE.

 I CLIMB INTO BED AND TURN THE TV ON FOR JUST A MINUTE. I NOTICE WE HAVE ALL CHANNELS NOW. OUR SEASON TV PACKAGE WENT FROM OFF-SEASON TO SEASONAL AS OF MIDNIGHT APRIL 1ST. WE WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH THE PHILLIES TOMORROW......NICE. THEY WILL LOSE.

  THURSDAY    4 - 1 - 21

 REDEMPTION !!!!!.....ON A TINY SMALL INSIGNIFICANT SCALE.

 NOT THE BEST APRIL FOOLS JOKE TO SAY YOU HAVE COVID. OUR YOUNGEST FRIEND DID THIS TO US.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THESE PEOPLE KNEW A MUTUAL FRIEND , HIS BAND , AND THE NAIL. WE MET OUTSIDE WHILE I WAS WALKING THE PUP. YEP , THEY DROVE TO ME. THE WOMAN WAS VERY COOL. THEY GAVE ME ALL NEW TRAILER LIGHTS. THIS IS BIG ( AND LITTLE ) SINCE MOST OF MY TRAILER LIGHTS ARE BROKE.

 I DID PURCHASE 12 DRIVEWAY SOLAR LIGHTS AT THE DOLLAR STORE......FOR A DOLLAR EACH. THAT IS A GOOD TRADE.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK TO THE DOG PARK ALONG THE BOARDS. THE " BIG " DOG SIDE WAS FLOODED SO WE WENT ON THE " SMALL " DOG SIDE WITH EVERYONE ELSE. OF COURSE , 2 DOGS START HUMPING MAZE. THEY GOT OUT FAST AND WE MOVED MAZE TO THE BIG SIDE. THIS HALF LAB DOES NOT LIKE WATER FOR SOME REASON. I FORCED HER INTO THE LARGE PUDDLES AND AFTER A MOMENT SHE WAS SPLASHING & CHASING THE OTHER DOGS IN IT. IT WAS FUN TO SEE.

 WALK BACK AND SETTLE IN TO WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN THEIR OPENING GAME AGAINST THE BRAVES IN EXTRA INNINGS 3 - 2.

 MAN DID THE TEMPS DROP. I LITERALLY HAD 2 COATS ON AND GLOVES WHEN WALKING THE PUP.

 WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER AT DUFFINETTI'S.  WE FELT VERY SAFE AS SMALL TABLES WERE PLACED ALONG THE EXTERIOR WALLS. WE ORDERED CLAMS CASINO , GNOCCHI'S , LASAGNA  , MEATBALL , BREAD , WINE , AND CAPE MAY IPA. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. OUR WAITER WAS EH.......NO SENSE OF HUMOR. I WILL GO BACK TO THIS PLACE.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. I WALK THE PUP IN THE COLD. MAN , DID THESE TEMPERATURES DROP.

 WE WATCH THE IRREGULARS ( VERY GOOD ) AND GREY'S ANATOMY ( NO REVIEW ).

 EARLIER I DID WATCH 2 MORE EPISODES OF TED LASSO. I AM TELLING THIS IS PRETTY DAMN GOOD.....FUNNY , HEARTFELT , ASS.........I REALLY LIKE IT. IT ALREADY HAS BEEN PICKED UP FOR A 2ND SEASON.

 REDEMPTION : LAST NIGHT I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN MYSELF PLAYING " REAL " MONEY POKER AND GETTING ELIMINATED ON THE BUBBLE. I KNOW I AM A BETTER PLAYER SO TONIGHT I PLAYED ON A SMALL SCALE OF 1 AND 2 PENNY CASH GAME. YES , IT IS ULTRA SMALL BUT I WANTED TO SEE HOW I DO. I WON A $1.08. OK.....DOESN'T SEEM LIKE MUCH BUT AGAIN I WAS TESTING THE WATERS.

 FEELING A LITTLE MORE CONFIDENT THE NEXT POKER GAME I ENTERED WAS A " SIT & GO $5 BUY-IN " JUST LIKE LAST NIGHT WHERE I WAS ELIMINATED 3RD ( OUT OF CASH ) AFTER BEING A CHIP LEADER. TONIGHT I DECIDED NOT TO SAY ANYTHING TO WHEELS , MOSTLY BECAUSE SHE WAS WATCHING HER SHOW , AND JUST PLAY.....NO UPDATES. WELL , I DID UPDATE HER WHEN I MADE THE FINAL 2 PLAYERS AND CASHED. SHE SEMI-WATCHED AS I WON. MY SCREEN FLASHED " WINNER !!! ". YEP I WON. THIS SO MADE ME FEEL GOOD IN A TINY INSIGNIFICANT WAY. OH FOR THE $5 ENTRY I WON $18. WOOO HOOO !!

 I WALK THE PUP AND RETURN TO DRINK MORE BECUASE I AM ALL FIRED UP I WON AND PROVED TO MYSELF I CAN PLAY REAL MONEY GAMES. MAN IT IS COLD OUT.

 YOUNGEST GETS AN APARTMENT. WE ARE HAPPY FOR HER. I WILL FILL IT FOR FREE WITH FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STUFF.

 WE FACETIME WITH OUR ELDEST TO CHECK IN.

 ON A SADDER NOTE WE DO REMEMBER MY FATHER-IN-LAW WHO PASSED ON APRIL FOOLS DAY. ONLY HE WOULD HAVE A BIRTHDAY ON ST. PATTY'S DAY AND LEAVE US ON THIS DAY. HE IS STILL REMEMBERED VERY MUCH.

  FRIDAY    4 - 2 - 21

 WELP , WE DECIDE TO LEAVE A DAY EARLY DUE TO COMMITMENTS AND OTHER THINGS.  WE SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS CLEANING AND LOADING UP. IT SUCKS LEAVING THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE ESPECIALLY SINCE THE WEATHER IS TURNING FOR THE BETTER.

 I PLACED A FACEBOOK AD WITH GLEN MACNOW OF SPORTS RADIO ON WYPS 94.1 WEARING OUR " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRT.....KINDA COOL. NOW , TO JUST GET RAY DIDINGER TO WEAR ONE. WE WILL BE OPEN THIS SATURDAY FROM 3PM - 6PM FOR A LIVE STREAM SHOW BY INXS-IV.

 STOP IN AVALON FOR LUNCH WITH FAMILY. IT WAS VERY NICE. WHEELS BOUGHT HERSELF A CADBURY CHOCOLATE EGG AS AN EASTER GIFT FOR HERSELF. A FAMILY MEMBER SHOWED US PICTURES OF A NEW S.U.V. SHE BOUGHT HERSELF AS A GIFT. THEY BOTH PAID WITH CASH.

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. IT IS SO FUN TO HAVE HER WITH US. SHE SNUGGLES WITH THE PUP AS I DRIVE HOME.

 I DECIDE TO BLOW OFF 2 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE ITEMS AND JUST GET HOME.

 WE SETTLE IN. UNLOADING IS THE WORST PART OF GETTING AWAY.

 WE DO CHECK OUT THIS NEW TABLE WE GOT. IT IS IN MINT CONDITION. I NEVER HEARD OF A LARGE " TABLE TOP " FROM WAYFAIR. IT COMES WITH A 2 LEAFS BUT NO LEGS. I NEVER EVER HEARD OF THIS PRODUCT. NOW....THE SEARCH FOR LEGS.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF TED LASSO. THIS SERIES HAS STEPPED UP FROM OK TO GOOD TO VERY GOOD. IT IS BORDERLINE EXCELLENT.

 WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER TO A LOCAL PLACE CALLED FELLINI'S CAFE. THE FOOD WAS GOOD TO BETTER THAN GOOD BUT THE OWNER AND STAFF WERE EXCELLENT. THEY OFFERED A FREE GLASS OF WINE AND THAN ITALIAN HOMEMADE STYLE AMARETTO DRINKS AFTER DINNER. WE TOOK HOME DESERTS. I HAVE TO ADMIT I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THE MUSSELS IN A WHITE SAUCE. IT WAS KINDA FISHY AND CONGEALED. USUALLY I WILL USE 4 LOAVES OF BREAD TO SOP UP THE SAUCE. THE ENTREES WERE RATED GOOD TO DELICIOUS. THE OWNER " PINO " IS SO DAMN POLITE AND SPEAKS WITH A STRONG ITALIAN DIALECT USING WORDS LIKE SALUTE , GRAZIE , MANGI , AND MORE. OUR WAITRESS WAS ADORABLE AND SHE LET ME SPRINKLE PARMESAN CHEESE ON OUR ENTREES AFTER SHE JUST DID IT. SHE GIGGLED. OF COURSE , I MESSED WITH HER AND SHE REPLIED , " IT'S FUN ISN'T IT ?!! " MY FAMILY JUST BOWED THEIR HEADS IN SHAME. THEY WILL MISS I THINK.

 THE KIDS GO BOWLING WHILE WHEELS AND I CHILL. WE FINISH THE SERIES THE IRREGULARS. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED BUT COULD NOT SLEEP UNTIL OUR KIDS GOT HOME. I LISTENED TO THE CALMING TAPE TWICE.

  SATURDAY      4 - 3 - 21

 WHEN YOU GIVEAN ADDRESS SAYING YOU LIVE IN A HUGE APARTMENT BUILDING WOULD HELP.

 SO WE NEED TO FIND LEGS FOR THIS NEW WAYFAIR TABLE. WHEELS PRICED IT OUT AT $1,070. THIS TABLE IS TOO NICE TO GET RID OF.  WE COULD NOT FIND LEGS VIA 2 COMPANIES SO WE DID THE NEXT BEST THING......FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE.

 TAKE A RIDE TO CITY LINE AVENUE AND THE SHY INDIAN LADY FAILED TO MENTION HER ADDRESS WAS IN A LARGE APARTMENT BUILDING BIGGER THAN CENTER CITY. WE ASK PEOPLE WHERE THE BUILDING WAS AND ADDRESS AND ALL 3 HAD ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE. FUNNY......... IT WAS LITERALLY A 1/2 BLOCK AWAY. WE FOUND IT AND SHE WALKED US UP ONE FLIGHT OF STEPS INTO A HALLWAY WHERE A NICE TABLE AND 4 LEGS WERE LEANIGN ON A WALL. SHE WENT IN HER APARTMENT , DID NOT SAY GOODBYE , AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. SO.......WE DID IT AND GOT THE TABLE TO THE VAN.

 BACK HOME I MACGYVER HOW THESE LEGS WILL FIT ON OUR TABLE. USING A DRILL , RECESSING BEVEL BIT , WET/DRY VAC , AND SCREW GUN I FIGURED OUT A WAY TO DO IT. WHAT WAS FRUSTRATING WAS I PUT MY TOOLS AWAY 3 DIFFERENT TIMES AND 3 TIMES I RE-TOOK THEM BACK OUT TO FABRICATE THE TABLE LEGS BETTER.

 I MIXED AND MATCHED 7 DIFFERENT PAINTS AND STAINS. WE DID FIND A MATCH TO PAINT THE LEGS AND SEMI-MATCH THE TABLE. THE TABLE HAS A COOL FEATURE OF A FOLDING LEAF INSERT THAT ARE MOUNTED ON A HINGE UNDER THE TABLE. ONE FLIP AND THE TABLE IS EXTENDED BY 24 INCHES.....KINDA LIKE MY PENIS.

 I WATCH THE FINALE OF TED LASSO. I AM TELLING YOU THIS IS VERY GOOD ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE SOCCER. I RECOMMEND USING " CAPTIONS " WHEN WATCHING.  IT IS ON APPLE TV AND I SIGNED UP FOR ONE FREE YEAR.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A VERY GOOD STREAM SHOW BY INXSIV ( PRONOUNCED " IN-EXCESSIVE " ). CLOSE TO 200 FANS WATCHED THE 50 MINUTE STREAM AND WE SOLD OUT OF " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE-SHIRTS. ABOUT 12 PEOPLE ATTENDED WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE. BOTH MY KIDS WERE THERE WHICH MEANT A GREAT DEAL TO ME AND VERY COOL ESPECIALLY SINCE THE SALVEY FAMILY MADE AN APPEARANCE. THEY THANKED ME SEVERAL TIMES AND WE ALL GOT IN AT THE END OF THE STREAM FOR AN ON-CAMERA APPEARANCE. I DID NOT GET UPSET ON CAMERA.....CLOSE THOUGH.

 BACK HOME I TALK TO A FAMILY MEMBER FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 A FRIEND OF MY ELDEST OFFERS TO UPDATE OUR WEBSITE FOR FREE. I LIKE THOSE NUMBERS.

 A SURVEILLANCE TECH OFFERED TO RE-DO OUR SYSTEM WITH TOTALLY AWESOME HIGH TECH EQUIPMENT FOR.......5+ GRAND. HE REALIZES WE HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR OVER A YEAR RIGHT ?

 I CALL AN OLD TECH UI USED BEFORE AND THINKS I CAN USE AN OLD COMPUTER FOR $80 TO RE-DO OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. I LIKE HIS NUMBERS.

 PHILLIES WITH A SOLID 4-0 WIN IN EVERY AREA.....PITCHING , TIMELY HITTING , DEFENSE , BULL PEN , ..........WHO IS THIS TEAM ? I KNOW....WAY TOO EARLY.

 76ERS WITH EMBIID CRUSH TIMBERWOLVES.

 FLYERS WITH A NICE COMEBACK TO TIE THE GAME ONLY TO LOSE IN A SHOOT-OUT. GEE.....NO SURPRISE THERE.

 GONZAGA VERSE BAYLOR FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP.

 WE DECIDE TO WALK UP THE STREET TO VISIT OUR ELDEST FRIEND / BARTENDER OF OURS WHO GOT A JOB....BARTENDING. WHEELS AND I TREATED AGAIN. WE MEET SOME FRIENDS OF OUR KIDS AND I SO ENJOY TALKING WITH THEM.

 SO THE GOODS AND BADS OF THE BAR VISIT :

 GOODS - LOVED SEEING THE GIRLS WHO WE KNOW AND BARTENDED FOR THE NAIL AND " HOLLYWOOD ". OH , HOLLYWOOD LOOKS 20 YEARS YOUNGER WITH NEW HAIRCUT AND WEIGHT LIFTING PROGRAM.  HE STOPPED AT THE NAIL AFTER TELLING ME HE BE THERE IN 20 MINUTES. I WAITED 40 MINUTES. I HEARD HE EVENTUALLY GOT THERE IN OVER AN HOUR.

 ANYWAY THE GOODS - WATCHING SPORTS , KNOWING THE BARTENDERS , CHILLING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY , TELLING MANY STORIES , AND JUST HAVING FUN. I TOOK SOME PICTURES TOO.

 THE BADS - I BOUGHT A ROUND FOR 6 PEOPLE AT ANOTHER TABLE. NOT ONE SAID THANK YOU....NOT ONE. OK , NO BIG DEAL. ONE PERSON DID RUIN THE NIGHT BY 50%. WHY ? A STRANGER JOINING OUR TABLE. OH MY GOD ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS TO TALK AND HAVE FUN WITH THE KIDS ( NOW ADULTS ) I KNOW AND HOLLYWOOD.

 SO WE ROLL OUT. I HAVE TO ADMIT I ALMOST REGRET THE DECISION BECAUSE VILLANOVA KIDS PACKED THE PLACE. THE ONLY REASON WE STAYED WAS THEY MOVED TO ANOTHER ROOM. THE GIRLS......OH MY GOD TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.

 BACK TO OUR HOUSE TO SHOOT POOL WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND LISTEN TO PHENOMENAL MUSIC. IT WAS AWESOME. WE WERE JOINED LATER BY THE FRIEND/BARTENDER , HER BOYFRIEND , AND.....THE STRANGER. OH MY GOD !! OVERALL IT WAS FUN SHOOTING POOL AND LISTENING TO EXCELLENT MUSIC

 WHEELS + MAKERS MARK = GUNKY

 OK , GUNKY WHEELS WAS ENTERTAINING TO ABOUT 1AM. WE ARE PARTNERS IN POOL AND PLAYING ALTERNATING TURNS. SHE SHOOTS , I SHOOT , SHE SHOOTS , I SHOOT. THIS IS A SIMPLE FORMAT. AT LEAST 5 TIMES SHE CONTINUED TO SHOOT AND NOT EVEN LOOK AT ME WHEN IT WAS MY TURN. IT WAS ENTERTAINING TO MY DAUGHTER AND I.

 I STAYED UP UNTIL 2AM. I WAS TIRED. SO GLAD I TOOK ADVIL.

 DECIDED TO CONTEST MY PARKING TICKET BY THE PHILADELPHIA PARKING AUTHORITY. I GIVE MYSELF 0%.

  SUNDAY     4 - 4 - 21

 HAPPY EASTER.....AND IT WAS.  PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR. I KNOW WE MUST NOT GET TOO COMPLACENT WITH COVID STILL VERY MUCH AROUND.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME IT WAS A GOOD THING AND KINDA A BAD THING. I PICKED UP ANOTHER DINING ROOM TABLE 5 MINUTES FROM THE NAIL. THE GOOD - THE LEG SUPPORT HOLES FIT PERFECTLY WITH OUR " NEW " TABLE. THE BAD - ALL THAT WORK ( 3 TIMES ) I DID YESTERDAY TO MACGYVER THE FIRST LEGS TO FIT THE " NEW " IS NOW WASTED. IT WAS MORE OF A PAINFUL WASTE OF TIME " BAD ".

 I STOP AT THE NAIL TO CHECK ON THINGS , CLEAN , AND CHANGE THE MARQUEE. I ALSO USE A COMPUTER MONITOR TO REPLACE OUR SURVEILLANCE MONITOR AND TESTED THE DVR. THEY WORKED PERFECTLY. I GOT BOTH TO TURN ON. THIS MADE ME PLEASANTLY HAPPY. I ALSO TEXT OUR FRIDGE TECH THE WALK-IN IS A STEADY 33 DEGREES.

 BACK HOME I MIX PAINT AGAIN TO TRY TO MATCH LEGS TO THE TABLE. WE ARE CLOSE.  AND BY CLOSE I MEAN JUST GOING WITH THE COLOR BLACK.

 YOUNGEST AND I WATCH A DOCUMENTARY ON BILLIE EILISH. IT WAS SLOW MOVING.

 WHO ARE THESE PHILLIES ? ANOTHER SOLID WIN WITH EXCELLENT PITCHING , TIMELY HITTING , AND DEFENSE. WE SWEPT THE BRAVES WITH LIMITED RUNS. THIS IS A GOOD SIGN BECAUSE THIS OFFENSE WILL PICK UP.

 ALL OF US HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE. WE SAW THE BRAND NEW S.U.V. THE WIFE BOUGHT HERSELF IN CASH......NICE. I LOOKED BACK AT OUR MINIVAN AND SIGHED.

 IT WAS NICE GET TOGETHER WITH A VERY GOOD DINNER. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE GRAND MOM AND HANG WITH FAMILY. WE ALSO FACETIMED WITH MY NIECE WHO I ADORE AND RESPECT. I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE IS GOING OT BE 21 NEXT MONTH.

 BACK HOME AROUND 8:30PM I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO COLLEGE. I SARCASTICALLY TOLD HER TO THINK ABOUT COMING HOME EVERY OTHER WEEKEND FROM NOW ON. SHE SARCASTICALLY ANSWERED , " I'LL THINK ABOUT IT. " EVEN THOUGH IT WAS LATE ( FOR ME ) I ABSOLUTELY ENJOY THESE MOMENTS WITH HER. WE TALKED AND LISTEMED TO MUSIC.

 OH , NEVER TAKE HIGHWAY 76 IS MY MOTTO. I BROKE THIS MOTTO ANDDDDDDDDDD PACKED. UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. TOTALLY JAMMED TRAFFIC 9PM ON A F'N SUNDAY NIGHT ?....AT 9PM !!!!!!

 I POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF A SAM ADAMS BEER AND A COOL DEER ANTLER SILVER CUP. I POSTED , "
 HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE ". A TON OF FAMILY FROM ALL OVER PENNSYLVANIA COMMENTED BACK......WHICH WAS NICE.

 AT HER COLLEGE WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND HUG. SHE TEXTS HER FRIENDS SHE BROUGHT AN EASTER FRUIT TART DESERT FOR EVERYONE. ONE FRIEND TEXTED BACK , " YESSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!! "

 I ROLL OUT AND STOP AT THE NAIL AGAIN. IT MADE ME A LITTLE SAD TO STOP HERE AND BE CLOSED AT NIGHT. I PICKED UP SOME MORE PAINT AND BOOZE.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS. WE TRIED A NEW SHOW GINNY & GEORGIA. I STARTED WATCHING THIS SERIES TO LATE AT NIGHT. WHEELS FINISHED AND LIKED IT. I MAY GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT.

 76ERS LOSE......BLOW. EMBIID SAT OUT.

 I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND HEAD TO BED. I SLEPT ANYWHERE FROM OK TO SUCK.

  MONDAY   4 - 5 - 21

 WE DO THIS ALL THE TIME :

  WHAT'S YOUR PERCENTAGE IN GOING NORTH ? WHEELS - " HMMMMM 35% ? " ( ME , I WOULD OF LEFT YESTERDAY )

  WE ARRIVE AND HAVING LUNCH ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE AND WILDLIFE. I ASK AGAIN , " WHAT'S YOUR PERCENTAGE NOW THAT WE WARE HERE ? " SHE RESPONDS , " HMMMMMMMMMM WE SHOULD OF LEFT YESTERDAY."

  OK START THE MORNING DOING STUFF OUTSIDE. HERE IS THE LIST :

 - PICK UP DOG POOP. WE LOOK FOR TINFOIL SINCE MAZE ATE A CADBURY EGG SITTING ON A STEP.

 - COVER FIRE PIT WOOD.

 - PLAY WITH THE PUP. SHE IS PURE JOY.

 - CONSOLIDATE AND PUT TRASH OUT.

 - DRILL HOLES IN WOOD BORDERS AND PLACE NEW DRIVEWAY LIGHTS.

 - CONSOLIDATE ALL MY TOOLS AND PLACE ON PATIO.

  WHEELS GIVE ME THE GO SIGN. WE LOAD UP AND HEAD NORTH. IT IS FRICKIN' BEAUTIFUL OUT.

 WE MAKE GREAT TIME. WE ALSO TALK TO MY MOM ABOUT EASTER. IT WAS NICE. OH , MAZE SCARES THE BEJESUS OUT OF US AS SHE HIT THE WINDOW BUTTON WITH HER PAW AND IT CAME DOWN....AS WE WERE DRIVING 80 MPH.

  WHEELS DOES NOT LIKE PASSING MACK TRUCKS. BELIEVE IT OR NOT THIS 12 GEAR MINIVAN HAS SOME SERIOUS POWER FOR A MINIVAN. SHE APPROACHES THE TRUCK IN THE LEFT LANE AND SPEEDS UP BIG TIME BLOWING BY THE TRUCK IN THE RIGHT LANE. I SAY , " YOU REALLY SPED UP TO PASS THAT TRUCK ". SHE CASUALLY REPLIES , " YEP ". I REPLY , "  I THINK SPEEDING UP TO A HUNGE IS A LITTLE TOO MUCH. "

 WE ARRIVE AND HAVE LUNCH ON THE DECK. IT IS PICTURE PERFECT. I TALK TO MY BROTHER FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 WE PLAY WITH MAZE OFF-LEASH. SHE IS SO HAPPY RUNNING PAST US AND ALL AROUND. AGAIN.....PURE JOY.

 LET THE PUNCH LIST BEGIN. IT ALWAYS DOES.

 THE MAIN THING WE WANTED TO SEE WAS THE BRAND NEW WAYFAIR TABLE AND HOW IT WOULD FIT HERE. WE THINK THE TABLE WILL BE WAY SMALLER THAN THE CONFERENCE TABLE THERE NOW. HERE IS HOW THIS WENT :

 - I MEASURE THE LENGTH OF THE TABLE AND BOTH WHEELS AND I ARE TOTALLY SURPRISED IT IS ONLY 1 INCH SHORTER THAN THE CONFERENCE/DINING TABLE HERE NOW. THIS IS A VERY GOOD START. 

 - I MEASURE THE WIDTH AND IT IS ACTUALLY SHORTER BY 4 INCHES WHICH IS TOTALLY FINE WITH US. WE THOUGHT IT BE WIDER THAN THE TABLE HERE. AGAIN , THIS IS GOOD.

 - WE PICKED UP 2 TABLES ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. WE ONLY WANTED THE LEGS. THE LEGS WE GOT YESTERDAY FIT PERFECTLY BUT WE NEED TO PAINT THEM. I SET UP EVERYTHING OUTSIDE TO PAINT THEM. ALL THIS TIME SPENT GETTING TABLES AND FITTING LEGS ON THE NEW TABLE. IT WAS FREE SO WE FIGURED IT WAS GOOD TIME SPENT. THE LEGS JUST DID NOT MATCH THE TABLE BUT WE COULD ADAPT.

 - THAN WHEELS COMES UP WITH AN EXCELLENT SUGGESTION. WE FLIP THE DINING/CONFERENCE ROOM TABLE THAT IS HERE NOW AND SEE WE CAN ACTUALLY REMOVE THE GREY LEGS TO THE NEW WAYFAIR TABLE. THE GREY MATCHES WITH OUR CHURCH PEW BENCH. THIS IS A REALLY GOOD CALL.

 - TOGETHER WE REMOVE THE 2 LEGS AND RE-APPLY THEM TO THE NEW WAYFAIR TABLE. WE HAD TO DO SOME MACGYVERING  BUT IT WORKED PERFECT. I THINK OF ALL THE PREPPING I DID FOR ADHERING LEGS , GETTING TABLES ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE , AND ALL OF THIS COULD OF BEEN TOTALLY AVOIDED. ANYWAY , I HAD TO COME UP WITH AN IDEA TO LOOSEN A LARGE BOLT WITHOUT MY RACKET SET ( WHICH I TOLD MYSELF TO BRING ) . I USED A LARGE VICE GRIP AND LARGE SCREW DRIVER AS A FULCRUM TO SPIN THE BOLT LOOSE. WE FINISHED REMOVING AND ADDING THE LEGS IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

 - WE SLIDE THE DINING/CONFERENCE TABLE OUT TO THE DECK TO GET IT OUT OF THE WAY. BY THE WAY WE GOT THIS TABLE FROM WHEELS' OLD WORK 28 YEARS AGO. WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT WAS IN THAT OFFICE SO THIS TABLE COULD TECHNICALLY BE 40+ YEARS OLD.

 - OK....SO NOW WE ARE EXCITED TO SLIDE IN THE NEW TABLE. EVERYTHING IS GOING PREFECT....HEIGHT , WIDTH , LEGS , FOLD OUT LEAF , ETC.   BUT MY LUCK DOES NOT ALLOW HAPPINESS.

 - WE PLACE THE TABLE IN AND IT IS VERY WOBBLY. WHEELS LIFTS THE TABLE AND I ADJUST THE CANISTERS BENEATH EACH LEG. THIS WORKS GOOD. OK.....WOBBLINESS SOLVED.

 - WE NOTICE THE CHAIRS DO NOT SLIDE UNDER THE TABLE ALL THE WAY. THIS TABLE HAS DOUBLE WOOD SUPPORTS ALONG THE EDGES WHICH HINDER THE CHAIRS FROM SLIDING IN ALL THE WAY UNDER. I TEST A CHAIR AND I CAN SIT PERFECTLY IF USING NORMALLY. THE CHAIRS DO STICK OUT A LITTLE BIT. OK , WE CAN LIVE WITH IT.

 - THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE IS RECTANGULAR. THE OLD TABLE IS OVAL. WE AGREE WE LIKE THE OVAL SHAPE BETTER ESPECIALLY GETTING IN AND OUT ALONG THE CHURCH PEW SIDE. THIS TABLE IS 4 INCHES LESS IN WIDTH SO SLIDING IT OUT A LITTLE BIT SOLVES THIS PROBLEM. WE ARE REALLY WORKING WITH THIS TO MAKE IT WORK.

 - THE FINAL DILEMMA. WE EVEN

 SEND PICTURES TO OUR KIDS FOR OPINIONS. IT IS MIXED. HERE IS THE PROBLEM - THIS $1,000 TABLE IS BRAND NEW ,  BEAUTIFUL , AND WE GOT IT FOR FREE. THESE ARE GOOD FACTORS TO TRY TO KEEP IT. BUT , THE COLOR JUST DOES NOT QUITE MATCH THE DINING AREA OF CHURCH PEW , CHAIRS , WOOD WALLS , AND MORE. IT IS DEFINITELY A " WOODSY " LOOKING TABLE  BUT BOTH OF US NOW MUST MAKE A DECISION.

 - WE DECIDE TO WAIT A COUPLE OF DAYS TO SEE IF IT GROWS ON US. WHEELS LIKED IT AT FIRST AND NOW IS MOVING AWAY FROM KEEPING IT. I WAS THE OPPOSITE. I DID NOT LIKE IT AT FIRST AND NOW IT IS GROWING ON ME.

 WHEELS WALKS THE PUP WHILE I RE-ARRANGE ALL DECK FURNITURE BACK TO THEIR USUAL SPOTS ( GRRRRR....RENTERS ) , COVER THE BBQ , PICK-UP A SNOW SHOVEL IN THE BACK YARD & PUT IT WHERE IT BELONGS , PICK UP CIGARETTE BUTTS ( GRRRRR ) , PICK UP PIECES OF METAL & TISSUES , FIX WELCOME MATS , AND LEAF BLOW THE WHOLE DECK.

 WE HAVE A NICE DINNER ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. ONE GUY IS FISHING. IT CAN NOT GET MORE PRISTINE THAN THIS.

 INSIDE WE SETTLE IN. I FINISH THE WANDAVISION SERIES. IT WAS GOOD. I WANTED A BETTER ENDING WITH A BETTER BAD GUY BUT I DID LIKE IT.

 I ALSO FIND OUT WE HAVE HBO MAX ON OU RROKU TV HERE. THANK YOU RENTERS ALONG WITH DISNEY PLUS. I ALSO WANTED TO WATCH THE 12TH & FINAL SEASON OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. WITH NO COMMERCIALS THEY ARE ONLY 18 MINUTES LONG. WE WATCH 2. WHEELS LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT LEAST 5 TIMES.

 FLYERS WITH A BIG EXCITING OVERTIME 3-2 WIN. THAT WAS FUN BECAUSE WE NEVER BEAT THE BRUINS.

 PHILLIES COME BACK FROM A 2 - 0 DEFICIT WITH A 5 RUN 8TH INNING. I HATE THE METS , I HATE THEIR FANS , AND I HATE THEIR FANS MORE WHEN THEY COME TO OUR STADIUM. THEY WERE SO HAPPY WITH THEIR ALLSTAR/BEST PITCHER IN THE WHOLE MLB WHEN UP 2 - 0. I SO ENJOYED THIS WIN. THE CLOSER MADE IT MORE INTERESTING THAN IT SHOULD OFF BEEN. HE STRUCK OUT THE FIRST 2 BATTERS AND THROWING A HUNGE. THE NEXT 4 BATTERS SINGLE. A DEEP FLY OUT TO THE WALL WAS CAUGHT BY HARPER TO END THE GAME. HARPER HAD A CHANCE TO END THE GAME EARLIER ON A SHOE STRING FLY BALL ATTEMPT BUT BOBBLED IT. I THOUGHT HE SHOULD OF CAUGHT IT.

 76ERS GET SMOKED.

 BAYLOR JUST DOMINATED GONZAGA FROM START TO FINISH. IT NEVER REALLY WAS A GAME. I ACTUALLY THINK THEY DESERVED IT.

 TALK TO OUR ELDEST. MY ANTENNAS ARE UP.

 WHEELS AND I ANSWER COLLEGE QUESTIONS GIVEN BY OUR YOUNGEST VIA TEXTING. I ASKED TO DO FACETIME BUT WAS SHOT DOWN WITH THE ANSWER , " IT'S NOT WEDNESDAY. " LATER A " NUDGE " REPLY WAS RECEIVED TOO.

 WE ALSO WATCH AMERICAN IDOL AND THE GOOD DOCTOR.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD FOR ONE HOUR THAN WAKE UP. I DID THIS 5 TIMES. EACH TIME LISTENING TO THE " CALMING " TAPE OVER AND OVER.

  TUESDAY    4 - 6 - 21

  FELT LIKE A MONDAY......ALL DAY. I THINK I SAID IT 10 TIMES.

 WHEELS WITH ANOTHER GOOD COMMENT. UP HERE THE FIRST NEWS STORY IS A PIG ESCAPED ITS ENCLOSURE BUT ALL WERE SAFE. AT HOME ............GUN DEATHS , GUN FIRE , AND DRUGS. IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT WORLD HERE.

 THIS WAS A LONG FUN DAY AND NIGHT. ( SO GLAD WE DID SOME OUTSIDE STUFF BECAUSE IT WOULD BE RAINING THE NEXT MORNING )

 PROJECTS :

 - FREE KITCHEN HARDWARE I GOT WILL NOT FIT THE HARDWARE HERE. WE WILL SAVE THEM FOR A RENTAL PROPERTY.

 - LEAF BLOW AWNING ROOF AND MAIN DECK AGAIN. I USED A SMALL LADDER ON TOP OF A PICNIC TABLE TO CLIMB UP ON THE ROOF. WHEN I WAS GETTING DOWN WHEELS IS STARING AT ME. I SAY , " YOU KNOW YOU COULD OF " SPOTTED " THE LADDER."  SHE REPLIES , " I THOUGHT YOU GO THROUGH THE WINDOW TO GET TO THE AWNING. " I PAT MY BELLY AND GET INTERRUPTED BY WHEELS SAYING , " OH MY GOD , YOU CAN'T FIT THROUGH THE WINDOW ? " WE BOTH LAUGHED.

 - MANY TIMES I HAVE USED A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP LOTS OF MOTHS UNDER OUR AWNING. WELL , I NOTICED SOMETHING THE LAST SEVERAL VISITS. SMALL FINCHES & OTHER BIRDS ARE FLYING UNDER AND PICKING THEM OFF THE WINDOW SCREENS AND SIDING......THANKS BIRDIES !!

 - I CLEAN AND CHECK 4 VACUUMS HERE. THREE WILL STAY AND ONE SUPER LOUD ONE WILL BE TRASHED.

 - WE GO THROUGH ALL BEDDING. GOOD GOD THERE IS ENOUGH SHEETS HERE TO FIT 20 BEDS. THE ONES STAYING WERE WASHED.

 - A SMALL STUMP HAS BEEN PIERCING THROUGH OUR DECK FOR 28 YEARS. TODAY I DECIDED TO REMOVE IT. THE STUMP IS SUPER BRITTLE AND THE TRAY I INSTALLED ON TOP IS UNSTABLE AND LOOKS BAD. I SAWZ SALL THE STUMP EASILY AND I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE A LONG FLOOR DECKING HERE. WE REMOVE DECKING AND REPLACE THE OLD TREE STUMP HOLE WITH FULLER PIECES. ONE SECTION BOTHERS ME BUT IT LOOKS 5X BETTER.

 - 30 MINUTES LATER WE ARE REMOVING A DECK PIECE I JUST INSTALLED BECAUSE OF 2 EXTRA UNNEEDED CUT PIECES. I REPLACE 3 PIECES WITH ONE. THE DECK IS NOW DONE ........AGAIN.

 - PLAY WITH THE PUP OFF-LEASH. OF COURSE SHE FINDS AN OLD PIECE OF CHICKEN CUTLET.

 - I FLEX SEAL 2 CANOES.

 - PICK UP MORE TRASH AND CIGARETTE BUTTS.

 - I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE NO FLYING SQUIRRELS WERE CAUGHT IN TRAPS SINCE WE BEEN HERE 3 MONTHS AGO. I WAS SO RELIEVED WHEN ACCESSING THE ATTIC. I ALSO REPLACED A DRYWALL ACCESS PANEL WITH A WOOD ONE I CUT WHEN I WAS HOME.

 - A RIDE TO THE DOLLAR STORE TO PICK UP SUPPLIES.

 - TIGHTENED SOME DOOR KNOBS.

 - PLACED 2 OARS BACK IN THE MUDROOM. ONE WAS ON TOP OF THE KITCHEN CABINETS AND THE OTHER IN A CLOSET.........UGH.....RENTERS.

 - WALKED MAZE AROUND THE LAKE. SHE ALSO GOT TO MEET A 12 YEAR OLD DOG RIGHT OUT FRONT.

 - CLEANED A FRONT DOOR KICK PLATE.

 - ORGANIZED THE KITCHEN. WE DECIDED TO TOTALLY BRING HOME 4 SUPER COOL BEER GLASSES. WE BROUGHT THEM UP 3 MONTHS AGO AND I MISSED THEM. A BEER OR ANYTHING IN THESE GLASSES ARE TWICE AS GOOD TASTE-WISE FOR SOME REASON.

 - FIXED A FRIDGE SHELF. AND BY FIXING , I MEAN SCOTCH TAPE. DAMN PLASTIC SHELVES ARE SO CHEAP.

 I TAKE A BREAK AND MAKE A GUACAMOLE HAMBURGER. I ALSO SPEED WATCH GODZILLA VS KONG. OH MY GOD THE STORY LINE WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. SPECIAL EFFECTS WERE VERY GOOD THOUGH. REVIEWS WER ACTUALLY GOOD ON THIS MOVIE.......SERIOUSLY ?

 IT IS WEIRD IF YOU DRIVE JUST 80 MINUTES ALL TV STATIONS HAVE PITTSBURGH SPORTS. TONIGHT WE GOT LUCKY BECAUSE ALL 3 TEAMS WERE TELEVISED NATIONALLY , LOCALLY , AND A NEW YORK STATION....FLYERS , SIXERS , AND PHILLIES. UNFORTUNATELY ONLY THE 76ERS WON.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO DAMON'S BBQ. WE HAVE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES. USUALLY IT IS GOOD BUT TONIGHT IT WAS SLIGHTLY OFF.....SLOW TO GET OUR MEALS AND A STEAK TOO FATTY. OUR WAITRESS WAS VERY GOOD THOUGH.

 OUR YOUNGEST SHARED TO ME HOW TO ACCESS HER SPOTIFY PLAYLIST OF 11 HOURS OF GREAT SONGS. I FOUND IT AND PLAYED MY CELL PHONE OVER THE VAN'S BLUETOOTH WIFI. I HAD ONE SONG TO PLAY.....BILLIE EILISH'S BAD GUY.

 OUR ELDEST TEXTS US A PICTURE OF $450 CASH SPREAD OUT ON A TABLE. WITH HER HANDS SHAKING , SHE SAID SHE SPLIT A WINNING BINGO GAME TONIGHT AT A LOCAL PUB. WE TOLD HER , " NOW HEAD HOME ".

 BACK HOME LATE NIGHT WE WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. THESE WERE CLEVERLY WRITTEN.

 A NEIGHBOR TEXTS US PICTURES OF A LARGE BLACK BEAR WITH 3 LARGE CUBS. THIS IS COOL TO SEE BUT FEEDING THE BEARS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.......ESPECIALLY WHEN OUR HOME IS A DIRECT PATH TO THEIR HOUSE OF BEAR FOOD.

 A WONDERFUL LATE NIGHT FACETIME VIA THE WEST COAST FROM MY NIECE. HER FACE POPPED UP ON MY PHONE AND SHE SHOWED ME A RING ON HER FINGER. WE TALKED WITH HER FIANCÉE FOR OVER 30 MINUTES. OF COURSE I MADE JOKES AND IT WAS REALLY FUN TO GET GOOD NEWS AND MAKE THEM LAUGH.

  WEDNESDAY      4 - 7 - 21

 SO THE CONSENSUS IS IF WE GET NEW DINING ROOM CHAIRS ( WITH NO ARM RESTS ) TO MATCH THE TABLE....IT CAN STAY HERE. I STILL LIKE THE TABLE THOUGH.

 PROJECT GROUT : I LITERALLY HAD JUST ENOUGH GROUT TO FINISH THIS PROJECT. WE HAVE A TILE AREA OF ABOUT 3 X 10 IN FRONT OF OUR DOOR. OVER THE YEARS IT LOOKS HORRIBLE FROM ME CAULKING THE EDGE THAT MEETS THE FRONT WALL AND GROUT FALLING OUT. TODAY I MOVED THE FURNITURE AND RE-GROUTED THE WHOLE AREA. I EVEN BLUE TAPED EVERYTHING BEFORE STARTING WHICH IS AN GOOD THING TO DO FOR SHARP CLEAN EDGES.  OH , THIS WAS FREE BECAUSE I FOUND A BOX OF OLD GROUT IN MY BASEMENT. IT LOOKS 10X BETTER. THE GROUT COULD BE MORE ELASTIC LOOKING THAN THIS GRANULAR LOOK BUT I AM SO OKAY WITH IT NOW.

 BEFORE GROUTING I HAD TO CLEAN A PAINT MIXER FOR MY DRILL. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY SPLOOGED WITH DRY OLD PAINT 10 LAYERS THICK. IT TOOK ME ABOUT 30 MINUTES USING A HAMMER CLAW , UTILITY KNIFE , AND CHANNEL LOCKS TO REMOVE THE OLD DRIED PAINT. IT LOOKED LIKE I DIPPED THE MIXER INTO A PANCAKE/CEMENT BATTER AND IT DRIED FOR 10 YEARS. I AM GLAD I TOOK THE TIME BECAUSE USING A PAINT MIXER WITH A DRILL REALLY MIXES THE GROUT WAY BETTER THAN BY HAND.

 MOVED 2 SECTIONAL COUCHES. BOTH WERE CLEANED AND VACUUMED UNDERNEATH. I FOUND 5 WATER BOTTLES AND A PRACTICE SWITCH BLADE ALONG WITH A TON OF FOOD AND TRASH. WHO JUST BURIES STUFF BETWEEN THE CUSHIONS ?

 PRACTICE SWITCH BLADES ARE CALLED BALISONGS OR BUTTERFLY KNIVES. YES....I HAD NO IDEA EITHER.

 GODZILLA VS KONG STILL BLOWS. I READ GOOD REVIEWS YESTERDAY AND BAD REVIEWS TODAY. ALL THE BAD REVIEWS PARALLELED EXACTLY WHAT I WROTE ABOUT THIS MOVIE.

 PLAY WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE. SHE IS JUST TOO FUNNY. I ALSO WALK HER AROUND THE LAKE AND I PICK UP AS MUCH TRASH AS I CAN. PEOPLE THAT LITTER ( ESPECIALLY AROUND A LAKE ) BLOW.

 USING OUR TV AND ROKU I DOWNLOADED OUR YOUNGEST 11 HOUR PLAYLIST. I FOUND HER USER NAME AND NOW WE HAVE THE SUPER COOL PLAYLIST OF OUTSTANDING SONGS. I PLAYED SONGS FOR 2 HOURS WHILE CLEANING THE GROUT AND COUCHES. EVERY SONG WAS AWESOME. THIS PLAYLIST WE ALL CONTRIBUTED TOO. EACH OF US PICKING FAVORITE SONGS.

 WE NEED THE GROUT TO DRY SO WE PLACE FANS ON THE TILE AREA AND HEAD OUT WITH THE PUP. WE DRIVE TO NESCOPECK PARK ABOUT 10 MINUTES AWAY.

 IT IS A PICTURE PERFECT DAY. THIS PARK IS BIG WITH A 9 ACRE LAKE AND MILES OF TRAILS. IT HAS A PLAYGROUND , BRIDGES , AND WELCOME CENTER. WE WALKED AROUND THE LAKE AND SAID HELLO TO PEOPLE FISHING. TWICE I FORCED MAZE TO GET INTO THE WATER. SHE DRANK THE WATER BOTH TIMES.  I REALLY WANT HER TO LIKE WATER SINCE SHE IS HALF LABRADOR. SHE ONLY WENT IN ANKLE DEEP.....HER ANKLE DEEP THAT IS.

 I TAKE PICTURES AND SEND TO THE KIDS. I ALSO SAID HELLO TO A FEMALE PARK RANGER.

 HEAD HOME AND OUR ELDEST SURPRISES US BY DRIVING UP. THIS IS AWESOME.

 FACETIMED WITH OUR YOUNGEST TWICE......ALWAYS PURE JOY.

 I SHOWER AND SHAVE ( AFTER 4 DAYS ) AND WE HEAD OUT TO CHARLIE WEAVER'S RESTAURANT. WE FIRST STOPPED AT THE LOCAL LIQUOR STORE. ANYWAY , AS ALWAYS THE FOOD IS OVER THE TOP EXCELLENT. ANOTHER COOL THING WE SAT WITH THE OWNERS AND DAUGHTER AFTER THEY CLOSED FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES. WE TALKED ABOUT THE PANDEMIC AND MORE. I ALSO TOLD THEM THIS IS NOW MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT OF ALL TIME. IT WAS IN MY TOP 5 BUT EVERY TIME WE COME HERE THE FOOD IS OVER THE TOP OUTSTANDING.

 I ALSO HAVE MY MUTED PHONE ON TO WATCH THE END OF THE PHILLIES GAME. A GOOD SOLID BOUNCE BACK WIN OVER THOSE STINKING F'N METS.......8 - 2. I LOATH SEEING MET FANS IN OUR STADIUM. IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY TO KNOW THEY HAVE TO DRIVE HOME SULKING AFTER A BIG LOSS TO OUR PHILLIES !!

 BACK HOME AND WE CHILL OUT ON THE DECK WITH SOME DRINKS , MUSIC , AND PLAY CARDS. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

 I EMAILED A RENTER EARLIER IN THE WEEK THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO RENT OUR HOME THIS WEEKEND. I FINALLY JUST CALL HIM AND HE SAYS THEIR PLANS CHANGED. NO EMAILS OR CALLS OVER WEEKS TO WARN US AFTER WE SENT THEM MULTIPLE EMAILS WITH INFO AND A LEASE. WE EXCHANGED INFORMATION TOO. I TELL HIM ACTUALLY IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL HERE WE WILL STAY SO IT WORKS OUTS. I HANG UP AND TAKE A SHOWER. I GET OUT OF THE SHOWER AND WHEELS TELLS ME HE CALLED BACK AND NOW WANTS THIS WEEKEND.

 WALK THE PUP AT NIGHT. I LABEL WHICH DRIVEWAY LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING TO TRY TO FIX THEM TOMORROW IN THE DAYLIGHT WHEN THEY ARE OFF.

 WHILE WALKING THE PUP AT NIGHT I GO TO THE END OF OUR DRIVEWAY , WALK THE STREET FOR ABOUT 30 YARDS , AND THAN TAKE THE LAKE PATH BACK TO THE HOUSE. LET ME TELL YOU WALKING IN PITCH BLACK KNOWING MOMMA BEAR IS AROUND KINDA HEIGHTENS THE SENSES AND FEARS.

 INSIDE WE WATCH TV WITH AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY AND CARPOOL KARAOKE. MILEY CYRUS FAMILY WAS PRETTY FUN. THE MOM IS A PIECE OF ASS.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:30PM. I LIKE TO ANNOUNCE I FELL ASLEEP PRETTY QUICKLY AND DID NOT WAKE UP OR PEE UNTIL 5:30AM......I THINK. ANYWAY , IT FELT LIKE I GOT 7 STRAIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP. I GOT OUT OF BED AROUND 6:30AM TO WALK AND FEED THE PUP. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL MORNING.

  THURSDAY     4 - 8 - 21

 I KNOW I'M GOING TO FALL. I KNOW I'M GOING TO FALL. I KNOW I'M GOING TO FALL. I KNOW I'M GOING TO FALL.

  SOME MORE LITTLE PROJECTS BUT TODAY WAS CHILL DAY.

  LAST TIME HERE I COULD NOT FIND THE HORSESHOE PIT POLES. I REPLACED THEM. WELL , LOOKS LIKE RENTERS REMOVED THE POLES DURING A BIG SNOW STORM BECAUSE NOW THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL AND I FOUND THE 2 ORIGINAL POLES. MAN RENTERS GET ON MY NERVES SOMETIMES.

 IT IS OFFICIAL A RENTER WILL BE COMING IN TOMORROW. AFTER WEEKS OF NO COMMUNICATION AND ME FINALLY CONTACTED THEM AND THE GUY SAYING " NO " ......IN UNDER 5 MINUTES HE CALLED BACK AND CHANGED HIS MIND. WE EXCHANGED VENMO AND WILL DO CASH.

 I MOVED 50 BROKEN BRANCHES OFF THE PATH AT THE CORNER OF OUR PROPERTY.

 THE GOOD THING OUR ELDEST VISITING IS A 2ND CAR TO BRING STUFF HOME. OUR VAN WAS PACKED. A 2ND VEHICLE WILL HELP BIG TIME.

 I WALK THE DOG AROUND THE LAKE. THERE IS A SMALL CUT-THROUGH TO THE BEACH. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS GO DOWN A TINY SMALL LITTLE 2 FOOT HILL. I WOULDN'T EVEN CALL IT A " HILL " , MORE LIKE A SPEED BUMP EMBANKMENT.  I AM IN FLIP FLOPS AND TELL MYSELF , " I KNOW I'M GOING TO FALL. " WELP.......I FELL. BY THE 3RD SIDEWAY SUPER SLOW STEP ONE FLIP FLOP SLIPPED OUT AND BIG FATTY SLAMMED AGAINST THE GROUND SIDEWAYS. THE SMALL TREMOR CREATED SET 2 CAR ALARMS OFF.

 OH , ONE MORE THING ABOUT THE FALL. AS I WAS FALLING THE DOG THOUGHT I WAS PLAYING. SHE JUMPED AT ME AND WE BUTTED HEADS AS I WAS FALLING. YEP........FELT LIKE AN ASSHOLE.

 BACK HOME I SIT ON A BENCH BY THE HORSESHOE PIT. I JUST GOT DOWN RAKING THE HORSESHOE PITS AND THE DOG DIGS IN THEM. I SWEAR THIS DOG IS SUCH AN ASSHOLE SOMETIMES. I REALLY FEEL SHE DOES IT ON PURPOSE. AS SOON AS I SAT DOWN SHE STARTED DIGGING. SAND WAS FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE.

 A GUY FISHING YELLS TO ME , " DID YOU SEE THAT FISH ? " I WAS PRETTY FAR BUT COULD SEE IT WAS GOOD SIZE. I WALK UP TO HIM AND HE SAYS IT WAS ABOUT A 5 POUND PICKEREL. THESE FISH ARE THE BARRACUDAS OF THIS LAKE.

 IT IS PICTURE PERFECT AND I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE.

 INSIDE I TEXT OUR ROKU TV AND FIND WE HAVE A MOVIE STATION AND STARZ....THANKS RENTERS !!

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO FREELAND DINER. WE WANTED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND OUR LOCAL DINER WAS CLOSED. FOOD AND PRICE WERE OKAY TO GOOD. OUR WAITRESS WAS OVER A 100 AND REALLY DID NOT GRASP THE IDEA OF WEARING A MASK. DOES IT BOTHER ANYONE ELSE WHEN THEIR NOSE STICKS OUT ?

 BACK HOME WE DO SOME MORE SMALL PROJECTS BUT WE STOP AT THE DOLLAR STORE , LOCAL GAS STATION , AND PICKED UP WORMS.....YEP....WORMS.

 BACK HOME THE GIRLS FISH AND I AM THEIR BAIT BOY. THE PUP JOINS US AND OUR ELDEST CAUGHT A LARGE PERCH RIGHT AWAY. IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE AN 8 SECOND WALK TO THE LAKE AND BEGIN FISHING. THE GIRLS PREPPED THE RODS BEFORE LEAVING. THE WHOLE TIME I WAS THERE I BAITED WORMS , CONSOLIDATED 2 TACKLE BOXES , FIXED RODS , AND TOOK PICTURES.   WE HAD CHAIRS , MUSIC , AND OUR ELDEST CAUGHT 6 FISH......PERCH AND SUNNIES. IT WAS SO DAMN RELAXING AND NICE.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND SHOWER. WE WATCH SOME TV AND I CHECK OUT OUR DRIVEWAY LIGHTS.

 WE ROLL OUT TO CHARLIE WEAVERS AGAIN. THE FOOD IS JUST THAT GOOD. THE OWNER SITS WITH US AGAIN. ANOTHER GOOD TIME AND PHENOMENAL FOOD.

 BACK HOME WE ARE STOPPED AT THE GATE. IT IS THE ANGRY OLD LADY THAT WE ARE ALWAYS SUPER NICE TOO. FOR THE 2ND TIME WE RETURN AND GAVE HER OUR LEFTOVER WINE AND A PLASTIC CUP. SHE THANKED US AND SAID WE WERE CRAZY. WHEELS DROVE BACK WHILE I CHECKED ON THE DAMN DRIVEWAY LIGHTS NOT WORKING PROPERLY.

 THE GIRLS WATCH GIRLY SHOWS WHILE I WATCH THE FLYERS ON MY PHONE AND TV ( DURING THEIR COMMERCIALS ). FLYERS LOSE IN A SHOOT-OUT....BIG SURPRISE.

 OFF TO BED. I WAS TIRED AND FELT EXTRA FAT. AROUND 10:45PM I FALL ASLEEP. I AM LOOKING FOR 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW OF A 7 HOUR STRAIGHT SLEEP. LAST NIGHT I SLEPT 7 STRAIGHT HOURS. IT WAS GLORIOUS. AT 11:35PM WHEELS WAKES ME UP ASKING WHERE THE BAND-AIDS ARE. I TOSSED AND TURNED THE REST OF THE NIGHT UNTIL 6AM AND JUST GOT UP. WORST NIGHT EVER. WHAT SUCKS WHEN SHE WOKE ME UP I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO GET ASS. SO , THIS NIGHT KINDA SUCKED IN TWO WAYS.

  FRIDAY   4 - 9 - 21

 ALL DAY I FOUGHT STAYING AWAKE. LAST NIGHT BLEW ASS. WHEELS DID APOLOGIZE BY WAKING ME FOR BAND-AIDS AND SAID NEXT TIME SHE WILL OFFER ASS.

 SHE DID NOT OFFER ASS.

 START MORNING EARLY. I FOUGHT SLEEP ALL NIGHT AND TOSSED AND TURNED. I FINALLY JUST GOT UP AT 5:45AM. TO ME , IT IS KINDA DEPRESSING GETTING UP IN THE DARK.

 DO MY NORMAL STUFF AND SOME LITTLE PROJECTS LIKE PUTTING A CLOSET BACK TOGETHER.

 I DECIDE TO HAVE A LATE BREAKFAST AND WATCH THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS TOKYO DRIFT. I COULD NOT GET IT FOR FREE AT HOME BUT AGAIN THIS ROKU TV HERE STEPS UP. OH , THE MOVIE WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE LAST 30 SECONDS WHERE VIN DIESEL MADE AN APPEARANCE. ONLY ONE REGULAR WAS IN THE ENTIRE MOVIE WHO I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW UNTIL THE ENDING. THE CAR RACE SCENES ARE SO UNREALISTIC THEY ARE LAUGHABLE.

 CLEAN AND LOAD MODE....BLOW. I PLACE THE DOG ON OUR LONG RUNNER LEASH AND WE BEGIN PACKING BOTH VEHICLES AND CLEANING. IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE 2 PEOPLE BECAUSE CLEANING AND PACKING BY YOURSELF ABSOLUTELY BLOWS.

 WE SAY GOODBYE TO OUR ELDEST WHO IS GOING TO WAIT FOR A FAMILY TO ARRIVE TO PAY US CASH. THEY TOLD US BETWEEN 4 - 5PM. WE LEAVE AT 1:10PM.

 WE MADE EXCELLENT TIME AND ARRIVE HOME AT 2:25PM. I FRICKIN' LOVE DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY IT JUST TAKES 75 MINUTES. I TELL WHEELS I AM 95% SURE I LIKE TO GO BACK ON SUNDAY.

 WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN.

 RENTER TEXTS ME AT 4:35PM THEY HAVE NOT LEFT YET AND HAVING CAR TROUBLES. I AM SLIGHTLY ANNOYED BECAUSE THEY TOLD ME ARRIVAL BE BETWEEN 4 TO 5PM. WHY TEXT SO LATE NOW ? I ASK HIM TO CALL ME. HE TELLS ME 6:30PM AT THE LATEST. I NOW FEEL BAD FOR OUR ELDEST WHO IS WAITING. WE UPDATE HER.

 RENTER TEXTS BACK THEY ARE LEAVING NOW AND WILL BE THERE BY 5:30PM. THIS IS BETTER. THEY ARRIVE , EXCHANGE THE CASH , AND HE TELLS ME HOW BEAUTIFUL OUR HOME IS. IT IS APPRECIATED.

 PHILLIES AND 76ERS LOSE....BLOW. BACK TO THE NORMAL " WE SUCK " MODE.

 WE WATCH A TRUE STORY CALLED GREYHOUND WITH TOM HANKS. IT IS A WORLD WAR II SETTING WITH 4 BATTLESHIPS WHO MUST ESCORT 37 SOLDIER & SUPPLY VESSELS TO ENGLAND. THE MAIN PROBLEM......NAZI U-BOATS WOLF PACKS. IT WAS PRETTY MUCH NON-STOP HEART POUNDING ACTION THE ENTIRE FILM. HOW THE HELL THESE YOUNG SOLDIERS DID THIS IS UNIMAGINABLE. IT WAS THE COMMANDER'S ( TOM HANKS ) FIRST WARTIME MISSION. " THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC " WAS THE LARGEST LONGEST AND MOST COMPLEX NAVAL BATTLE IN OUR HISTORY.

 BY 10:30PM I AM TIRED AND HEAD TO BED. I PLAY SOME POKER , LOOK ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE , AND WATCH RIDICULOUSNESS. BY 11:30PM I FALL ASLEEP.

 AT 1AM MY CELL CONTINUES TO PING WITH TEXTS. THIS CAN'T BE GOOD. I WON'T GET INTO IT BUT I END UP WALKING UP THE STREET TO A PUB AND THAN DRIVING TO ANOTHER BAR AT 2:30AM.

 BACK HOME I TRY TO GO BACK TO SLEEP BY 3:30AM.

 A WEIRD DREAM OF J. OB LOSING WEIGHT BIG TIME BY HAVING HIS STOMACH STAPLED. HE WAS LIKE 110 POUNDS. HE ALSO CRASHED CARS , WAS SUPER DRUNK , POLICE GOT INVOLVED , CASH ALL OVER THE PLACE , AND ME DRIVING EVERYONE TO SAFETY IN A LARGE WHITE VAN. THAT IS THE QUICKIE VERSION.

 OH , ONE MORE THING , THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT WAS AGAIN.....SO F'N BAD.  30+ AGE ACTORS PLAYING 17 YEAR OLDS , CARS RACING ( DRIFTING ) AT A 100MPH ALONG WINDY AND HIGH MOUNTAIN CLIFFS , AND DRIVERS LOOKING AT EACH OTHER WHILE DOING 100 MPH ON HIGH MOUNTAIN CLIFFS. IT COULD BE THE STUPIDEST MOVIE OF ALL THE SERIES YET. THE PLUS......EVERY GIRL IN JAPAN IS A SMOKE SHOW.

 SATURDAY      4 - 10 - 21

 I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I MOVED A NAIL SHOW SO I COULD HOST A FAMILY GET TOGETHER. IT HAS TO BE OVER 20 YEARS. TODAY....WHEELS AND I DID THAT. TO ME , IN THIS COVID TIME , OR AS MY BROTHER SAYS " THE COVID " , NOTHING ELSE MATTERED. 

 FIRST , I HAVE TO THANK OCTOBER BLACK FOR PERFORMING AN OFF LOCATION LIVE STREAM SHOW FOR THE NAIL AND THE SALVEY FAMILY. WE WORKED OUT THE DETAILS AND THIS GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO THROW A GET TOGETHER.

 NOW OUR LONG DAY BUT I HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE GOT TOGETHER WITH ALOT OF FAMILY IN OVER A YEAR. IT WAS DOWNRIGHT WONDERFUL.

 FIRST TO PREP. I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR BEER AND BOOZE. I ALSO MAKE A FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STOP FOR AN AIRPOD EAR PLUGS. I PICKED THIS NEW PRODUCT UP FOR OUR ELDEST. THEY RUN AROUND $150. I GOT THIS NEW ONE FOR $10. THE LOCATION WAS JUST BLOCKS FROM THE NAIL.

 HEAD TO THE CITY TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST. THE KID JUST MELTS ME. IT IS PRETTY FUNNY AS MY ONE BROTHER TREATS AND JOKES WITH HIS DAUGHTER EXACTLY LIKE I DO.....WITH LOTS OF HUMOR. I ALWAYS FELT HUMOR BRINGS FAMILY CLOSER THAN BEING STRICT LIKE MY DAD WAS WITH ME. 

  MY NIECE SHOWS ME A VIDEO OF HER DAD ( MY BROTHER ) MAKING A WAKE-UP MESSAGE TO BE READY FOR PICK-UP TODAY. IT WAS AN EMOJI OF POOP. IT TALKED AND MADE EXPRESSIONS WITH MY BROTHER'S VOICE. IT WAS DAMN FUNNY.

 BACK HOME WHEELS IS IN COOK & CLEAN MODE. THE KIDS HELP TOO. I SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES FIXING OUR PATIO UMBRELLAS. IT SEEMED EVERY TIME I FIX ONE SECTION ANOTHER SECTION WOULD BREAK. MY YOUNGEST WAS GIGGLING AT ME. I HAVE TO ADMIT THEY CAME OUT REALLY NICE.

 MOVE VEHICLES TO BACK YARD GRASS AND LEAF BLOW PATIO.

 INSTALLED NEW AMERICAN FLAGS AND THE NEW DRIVEWAY LIGHTS LOOK REALLY GOOD.

 LAWN GRASS IS HIGHER THAN I THOUGHT SO I GOT MY RIDING MOWER OUT. I AM SO SURPRISED THIS THING STARTS UP EVERY SEASON. I DO A QUICK CUT OF OUR WHOLE PROPERTY.

 I SHOWER AND BY THE TIME I GOT OUT FAMILY STARTED ARRIVING. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLY GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE. SO GOOD ME AND MY BROTHER HUMPED MY SISTER-IN-LAW FROM THE FRONT AND BACK. HE GOT THE BACK SO I WAS KINDA JEALOUS.

 ANYWAY , WE TOLD STORIES , TALKED MOVIES AND TV ( MOSTLY AVENGER STUFF THAT I HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT ) CAUGHT UP WITH EACH OTHER , AND LAUGHED PRETTY MUCH FOR 6 STRAIGHT HOURS. I THINK I SAID , " THIS IS WONDERFUL " 50 TIMES. WE HAD A TON OF FOOD , DESERT , AND BOOZE. WE SPREAD OUT WITH THE KIDS PLAYING BALL IN THE BACK YARD WHILE ADULTS SAT AT OUR PATIO WHICH I SPREAD OUT A LITTLE MORE THAN USUAL. THE ONLY THING I FELT BAD WAS PUTTING OUR PUP IN THE BASEMENT. FOR THE KIDS SAKE I DID THIS BECAUSE I WANTED NO DISTRACTIONS FOR THE ADULTS. IT WORKED OUT PERFECT.

 OH THE WEATHER WORKED OUT PERFECT AFTER WE THOUGHT RAIN MIGHT BE INVOLVED.

 THE OLDER KIDS TOOK THE YOUNGER KIDS TO OUR BRAND NEW REMODELED PARK. THEY WERE THERE A SOLID 1 HOUR WHEN ME AND MY BROTHERS ARRIVED. WE HAD THE WHOLE ENCLOSURE TO OURSELVES AND STAYED ANOTHER HOUR. NO ONE WAS AROUND AND THIS MADE IT MORE FUN AND SAFE. WE PLAYED HIDE & SEEK , TAG , AND CAPTURE. I ACTUALLY RAN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS. I WAS DAMN CLOSE TO GETTING A STROKE. IT WAS ALOT OF FUN FOR THE KIDS TOO TO HAVE THEIR UNCLES AND COUSINS PLAYING WITH THEM. I LIKED THE CUSHIONY FOAM FLOOR ON THE ENTIRE PLAYGROUND. IT REALLY MADE ME FEEL LESS FAT AND I COULD BOUNCE QUITE EASILY.  SEEING MY DAUGHTERS PLAY WITH THEIR COUSINS WAS SUPER SPECIAL TOO. IT HAS BEEN SO LONG FOR ANY OF US TO GET TOGETHER. THIS WAS MORE THAN PERFECT SINCE WE HAD THE WHOLE PARK TO OURSELVES. I LITERALLY LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 OH , I HAD TO SUBSTITUTE ME FOR MY BROTHER IN A GAME OF TEAM CAPTURE. I JUST CAN'T RUN ANYMORE. I SWEAR MY DAD WITH HIS 2 CANES COULD BEAT ME IN RACE. IN FACT , MY BROTHERS AND OLDER NIECES RACED THE LITTLE KIDS. I WAS OUT OF BREATH JUST WATCHING THEM RACE. I DID FLAG DOWN A JACK & JILL TRUCK FOR ENERGY.

 BACK HOME SOME OF US WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AS DESERT AND COFFEE WAS SERVED. SOME STAYED ON THE PATIO AND SOME SAT INSIDE AT OUR TABLE. WE PRETTY MUCH SPREAD OUT 20 PEOPLE PERFECTLY.  I WAS SO GLAD I MOVED MY SCHEDULE AROUND TO MAKE THIS GET TOGETHER HAPPEN.

 OH PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. ANNNNNNNNND HERE WE GO GETTING SUCKED IN WITH THAT 4 - 0 START.

 76ERS WIN.

 OH , I DID REALIZE SOMETHING DEPRESSING. EVERYONE IS IN GREAT SHAPE EXCEPT ME. I MEAN EVERYONE INCLUDING MY 92 YEAR OLD DAD LOOKS BETTER THAN ME.

 THIS WAS A SPECIAL TIME IN A REALLY CRAPPY SHITTY WORLD RIGHT NOW AND I SO NEEDED IT. WE HAD GREAT CONVERSATION , JOKED WITH OUR OLDER NIECES & NEPHEWS ATTENDING COLLEGE , AND LAUGHED ALL NIGHT. I ACTUALLY STAYED UP TO 1AM.

 WHEELS AND I CLEAN UP AND OUR YOUNGEST GETS A RIDE BACK TO COLLEGE WITH HER AUNT AND COUSIN. EVERYONE ROLLS OUT AND WE SETTLE IN. AGAIN I SAY , " THIS WAS SO WONDERFUL. " WHEELS AGREED. IT WAS SO DAMN GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE.

 MOST OF OUR FAMILY HAS RECEIVED THEIR SHOTS. WE GET THE 1ST ROUND ON THURSDAY.

 OFF TO BED WHERE THE PUP JOINED ME. SHE WAS TRAUMATIZED FOR BEING LOCKED IN THE BASEMENT BUT I PETTED HER FOR A SOLID 30 MINUTES TO MAKE SURE SHE KNEW I STILL LOVE HER BIG TIME.

 SUNDAY     4 - 11 - 21

 GLAD WE CLEANED UP OUTSIDE LAST NIGHT BECAUSE THE RAIN DID COME. I AM STILL FEELING SO GOOD I GOT TO MEET ALOT OF FAMILY YESTERDAY. MY FAVORITE WAS A VERY YOUNG NIECE THAT HAD A CONVERSATION WITH ME. IT IS A SUCH A JOY TO SEE KIDS GO FROM MOM HUGGERS TO MORE INDEPENDENT AND NOW TALKING TO THEIR UNCLES AND AUNTS. ALL KIDS DO THIS BUT IT IS EXTRA SPECIAL WHEN YOU PHYSICALLY SEE IT. I TOLD MY SISTER-IN-LAW HOW HER DAUGHTER HAS GROWN SO MUCH IN THIS PAST YEAR.

 WHEELS WORKS FOR ABOUT 10 HOURS WITH TECH SUPPORT. YEP ON A SUNDAY BUT IT IS MUCH TOLERATED SINCE SHE HAS BEEN OFF FOR 3 WEEKS. THEY ARE MAKING PROGRESS IN SOLVING THE RANSOM-WARE AND GETTING BACK ONLINE.

 WE BEGIN TO PACK AND LOAD UP.

  WE HEAD NORTH IN THE RAIN. IT WAS NOT TOO BAD. WHEELS WAS THINKING ABOUT NOT GOING AND I SAID , " I RATHER BE IN THE RAIN UP NORTH THAN IN THE RAIN HERE. "

 WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME AND SETTLE IN.  IT IS DRIZZLING BUT SO DAMN NICE HERE. ONE FRIEND TEXTS OUR ELDEST , " MAN THAT IS PRETTY COOL YOU CAN JUST GET UP AND GO NORTH. " WE AGREED.

 OFF TO OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT CHARLIE WEAVERS. AGAIN THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT. THE FOOD IS JUST OVER THE TOP EXCELLENT.

 BACK HOME THE PUP GREETS US LIKE SHE HAS NOT SEEN US IN 5 YEARS. IT WAS THE HARDEST I EVER SEEN HER WAG HER TAIL. IT WAS ADORABLE.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED THUNDER FORCE. IT STARRED MELISSA MCCARTHY AND OCTAVIA SPENCER. I REALLY EXPECTED THIS TO BE A PLAYFUL FUNNY HERO-TYPE MOVIE ESPECIALLY WITH THESE 2 ACTRESSES. IT WAS NOT. IT WAS BAD. I MEAN REAL BAD. THE REVIEWS WERE SO AWFUL I WOULD BORDERLINE SAY PEOPLE ARE EVIL. ONE PERSON WROTE , " I RATHER SEE MY FAMILY MURDERED THAN WATCH ONE MORE SECOND OF THUNDER FORCE. " OKAY THAT IS A SEVERALLY EXTREME REVIEW TO WRITE BUT OVERALL IT WAS A VERY BAD MOVIE IN MY OPINION.

 WE WATCH THE LAST INNING OF THE PHILLIES. THEY WIN ON A VERY CONTROVERSIAL AND REVIEWED HOME -PLATE PLAY. I KNOW IT IS SUPER EARLY IN THE SEASON BUT THIS WIN WAS PRETTY DAMN BIG.

 BEFORE DINNER AND BEFORE BED I WORK ON A SMALL SMASHED PIECE OF DRYWALL. I DID NOT MIND......TOO MUCH.

 I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD AND DID NOT WAKE UP UNTIL 5AM. I DID HAVE A DREAM THAT WAS PRETTY COOL BUT AGAIN I FORGOT IT.

 MONDAY    4 - 12 - 21

 EPIC FAILS ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE TODAY.

 MATCHING THIS NEW $1,000 MOUNTAIN HOUSE TABLE IS HARDER THAN ME LEAVING COOKIES ALONE ON A KITCHEN TABLE.

 A VERY NICE MAN LOWERS HIS PRICE FROM $45 TO FREE FOR A VERY NICE LIGHT OAK DINING ROOM TABLE , 2 LEAFS , AND 5 CHAIRS. HE EVEN MEETS US AT A LOCAL WALMART.  WE LOAD UP AND GO INTO WALMART. I BUY WASP SPRAY AND MY ELDEST BUYS $70 WORTH OF SPONGE BOB MAKE-UP.

 WE STOP AT LOWE'S TO LOOK FOR DRIVEWAY LIGHTS , A SLIDING GLASS DOOR , PAINT , AND STAIN.

 G.P.S. TAKES US THE WRONG WAY HOME AND WE LOSE ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

  WE ARRIVE HOME AND TEST THE CHAIRS TO SEE IF THEY MATCH OUR TABLE.....NOT EVEN CLOSE. WE TEST THE STAIN AND PAINT  WE JUST BOUGHT TO SEE IF EITHER WOULD CHANGE THE COLOR TO THE TABLE TO MATCH BETTER.....NOT EVEN CLOSE. THIS WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.

 I PLACE THE TABLE AND CHAIRS I JUST PICKED UP ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE.  I GET 15 PEOPLE INTERESTED IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES. I EVEN OFFER TO DRIVE THE STUFF LOCAL. ONE LADY BEGS ME TO DRIVE IT TO MOSCOW , PA. WHICH IS A 1 HOUR DRIVE FROM HERE....ONE WAY. I POLITELY SAY GO FUCK YOURSELF.

 STORY 2 - A DAUGHTER IS GIVING AWAY DINING ROOM CHAIRS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR KIDS ALL CHECK OUT THE PICTURES. THEY SEEM LIKE THEY BE A GOOD MATCH FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE TABLE SO I INQUIRE. SHE TELLS ME THEY HAVE " SOLD ". FIVE HOURS LATER SHE MESSAGES ME THAT SHE THOUGHT HER MOM SOLD THEM ( GAVE AWAY ) BUT WAS WRONG. THEY ARE AVAILABLE NOW. THESE CHAIRS HAVE BEEN SITTING IN HER MOM'S HOUSE FOR AT LEAST 6 WEEKS. I TELL HER I CAN PICK THEM UP ON FRIDAY. SHE SAYS THAT WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM OUT OF THE HOUSE BY WEDNESDAY. I TRY TO THINK OF MANY WAYS TO ALLOW THEM TO KEEP THE CHAIRS JUST 2 MORE DAYS PAST WEDNESDAY.........ANYTHING....LEAVE AT  A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE , BACK YARD , PILE IN A CORNER , LEAVE THE CHAIRS WHERE THEY ARE NOW.....ETC.  NOPE.....THEY WANT THEM OUT.  SHE MESSAGES ME BACK AND SAYS HER MOM IS GIVING THEM TO A NEIGHBOR. I SWEAR TO CHRIST FUCKING PEOPLE !!

  WE DECIDE TO FILL OUT OUR FORMS FOR GETTING VACCINE SHOTS. OUR YOUNGEST JOINS US VIA FACETIME. IT WAS FUN JOKING WITH HER. WHEELS COULD NOT FIND THE PAPERWORK AT FIRST AND SAID " SHE STUFFED IT SOMEWHERE. " I ASKED OUR ELDEST TO LOOK FOR THE PAPERWORK " STUFFED SOMEWHERE " . SHE FOUND IT IN A WORK COMPUTER BAG.

 WHEELS AND I WALK MAZE OFF-LEASH AROUND THE LAKE. MAN , DID THIS PUP RUN. FOR THE MOST PART SHE STAYED CLOSE.

 WE WATCH CARPOOL KARAOKE AND SOME EPISODES OF THE LAST SEASON OF THE BIG BANG THEORY. BOTH WERE GOOD.

 PHILLIES POSTPONED AND LOOKS LIKE A DOUBLE HEADER TOMORROW. I AM NOT SURE IF THEY ARE STILL DOING THE 7 INNING GAMES FOR DOUBLE HEADERS.

 76ERS BEAT MAVERICKS BUT LOSE TO TIMBERWOLVES....GO FIGURE.

 YOUNGEST HAD A STRESSFUL DAY AT COLLEGE. SHE HAD A PARTNER PRESENTATION FOR A CLASS TODAY. WELL , HER PARTNER DID NOT SHOW UP FOR THE FIRST 30 MINUTES OF THE PRESENTATION. SHE CLAIMED SHE " THOUGHT " THE CLASS WAS AT 11:30AM AND NOT 11AM. MY KID DID NOT BUY IT SINCE SHE EMAILED HER THE NIGHT BEFORE AND IN THE MORNING. ANYWAY , OUR YOUNGEST STRESSED A LITTLE ASKS FOR DINNER VIA VENMO. I PLAY WITH HER AND KEEP WAITING FOR HER TO ASK FOR MONEY. SHE NEVER DOES BUT THE NEXT TEXT SAYS " THANK YOU !! ". I AM CONFUSED MY JOKING HAS FAILED. WHY ?....... BEHIND MY BACK AND RUINING MY PLAYFUL TEXTING WAS WHEELS. SHE SENT HER MONEY WHILE I WAS TEXTING HER.

 DID SOME PROJECTS.

 HEAD TO BED AND ACTUALLY SLEPT GOOD.

  TUESDAY     4 - 13 - 21

 $280 ?.....$280 ?.....SERIOUSLY $280 ?

ALOT GOT DONE TODAY BUT I RAN INTO A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND WE COULD NOT LEAVE IF IT DID NOT GET FIXED. MY OLE FRIEND " THE LEAK ".

 SO , HERE WE GO. I WAS IN " FIX " MODE :

 - START MORNING ON COMPUTER. I SLEPT GOOD AND SAW 20 DEER RIGHT OFF OUR FRONT STEPS. KINDA COOL TO START MORNING LIKE THIS.

 - ORDERED DRIVEWAY LIGHTS VIA AMAZON. I COULD NOT FIND ANY NEW 12 PACK LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTS FOR UNDER $180. AMAZON......$68 WITH FREE DELIVERY.

 - REMOVE 2 ACCESS CRAWL SPACE PANELS AND PULL OUT OUR GORILLA LADDER. THESE THINGS ARE AWESOME.

 - REMOVE HORSE SHOE PIT POLES AND REPLACE THEM WITH ORIGINALS I FOUND ( THAT RENTERS REMOVED ). I ALSO HAD THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME AND RAKED THE HORSESHOE PITS TOO.

 - REMOVED STICKS FROM THE BASE OF OUR DECK SPINDLES. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I DO THIS.

 - INSTALL AN EYE LOOP INTO A 4X4 AWNING POST. I WAS SICK OF WRAPPING THE PUP'S RUNNER AROUND THINGS SO NOW WE JUST CLICK IT AND DONE.

 - RESET FOR THE 5TH TIME THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS. OUT OF 11 LIGHTS 6 WORK. AGAIN , THE PUP IS WITH ME THE WHOLE TIME OUTSIDE. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE PICTURE PERFECT DAY.

 - OUTSIDE I EXTEND THE GORILLA LADDER TO ABOUT 14 FEET. I MOVE A SECTIONAL AND COFFEE TABLE. I BRING IT INSIDE AND SET IT UP TOWARDS THE CEILING. WE BUILT THIS HOUSE IN THE EARLY 90'S. WE HAVE 8 RECESSED CEILING LIGHTS ON THE 17 FOOT VAULTED HIGH WOOD CEILING. FOR ALL THESE YEARS ONE THING BOTHERED ME....THE TRIM KITS. 5 OF 8 MATCHED BUT THE OTHER 3 DID NOT. THEY WERE THINNER AND DISCOLORED. FOR YEARS THIS BOTHERED ME. I HAD 6 BRAND NEW RECESSED LIGHT TRIM KITS TO REPLACE THE 3. I AM SURE THIS WILL GO FINE.

 - CONTINUED - I REPLACE 3 TRIM KITS BUT DECIDE TO GO ONE BETTER. EACH CEILING HAS 4 LIGHTS ON EACH VAULTED SIDE. THE CEILING IS SHAPED LIKE A UPSIDE DOWN " V ". SO....WHY NOT DO 4 TRIM KITS ON THE ONE SIDE TO ALL MATCH WHILE THE OTHER SIDE HAS ITS 4 TO MATCH. THIS IS EXTRA WORK AND MOVING THE LADDER AROUND FURNITURE BLOWS. BUT I GO FOR IT. NOW EACH TRIM KIT COMES WITH 2 SPRINGS TO ATTACH TO THE INSIDE OF THE LIGHT CANISTER. GUESS WHAT..........I HAD ONLY 1 SPRING LEFT FOR THE LAST TRIM KIT. YOU HAVE TO HAVE 2. I SWEAR TO BABY JESUS.  I GO THROUGH MY TOOL BOXES AND BUCKETS AND FIND ONE LITTLE  SPRING. I FABRICATE IT TO FIT USING A NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS.

 -  CONTINUED - UP THE LADDER I GO. IT IS A TOUGH REACH BUT I TAKE OUT THE BULB AND TRY TO INSTALL THE NEW TRIM KIT.......THE WHOLE LIGHT CANISTER FALLS OUT. I SWEAR TO BABY JESUS !!!  WITH ONE HAND I MANIPULATE THE TRIM AND SPRINGS AND EVENTUALLY LOCK IT IN PLACE. SOMETHING THAT SHOULDA OF TAKEN 15 SECONDS TOOK 15 MINUTES.

 - WHILE ON THE LADDER I DUSTED COB WEBS AND CLEANED AN OILY DRIP ON THE WOODSTOVE PIPING CEILING BOX.

 - ALL FURNITURE GETS PUT BACK AND I PLACE THE LADDER BACK INTO THE CRAWL SPACE AND SECURE THE DOORS.

 - USE WASP SPRAY ALONG THE FRONT EDGE OF OUR AWNING ROOF. I SAW ONE WASP AND TOTALLY WENT RAMBO ON IT. THE SPRAY SHOOTS ABOUT 15 FEET. I USED A WHOLE CAN ON ONE WASP...........AND NEVER HIT HIM.

 - RE-ORGANIZE A MUDROOM CLOSET.

 - AN IMPORTANT PROJECT WAS A BLUE WATER STORAGE TANK IN OUR WATER HEATER CLOSET. THERE HAS BEEN A VERY SLIGHT DROP LEAK FOR YEARS. I THINK ONE DROP PER DAY. I JUST PUT A TOWEL UNDER IT AND IT DID FINE. WELL , THE BLUE TANK WAS FALLING THROUGH THE FLOOR AND TOTALLY TILTING. IT IS ATTACHED BY THE MAIN PLUMBING LINE  INTO OUR WATER HEATER. USING A PRY BAR I LIFTED THE PIPES UP AND SLID A 2X4 UNDERNEATH AND ALSO USED A 17" PIECE OF 2X4 TO WEDGE THE EDGE OF THE TANK AGAINST A WALL. DOING THESE 2 THINGS MADE THE TANK UPRIGHT AGAIN. I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME. THIS HAS BEEN ON MY LIST FOR QUITE AWHILE. SO.......WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG ? I BETTER USE A LETTER SEQUENCE TO FINISH THIS STORY :

 A) - LAYING ON MY SIDE I NOTICE A QUICK LEAK COMING FROM THE MAIN PIPE INTO THE SIDE OF THE WATER HEATER. BY MOVING THE PIPES AND UP-RIGHTING THE BLUE STORAGE TANK I MADE MY 1 DROP PER DAY LEAK INTO 1 DROP PER SECOND LEAK. OH......MY.......GOD.

 B) - I REMOVE EVERYTHING FROM THE CLOSET.....AND I MEAN EVERYTHING.

 C) - I DO NOT HAVE MY PLUMBING TOOLS HERE. THE MOST IMPORTANT WOULD BE MY ACETYLENE TANK AND SOLDER. I TEXT A NEIGHBOR AND HE RESPONDS WITH SOME PLUMBING TOOLS BUT THEY WOULD NOT WORK.

 D) - TAKE A RIDE TO LOCAL HARDWARE STORE. THE WORKER TELLS ME FLEX SEAL TAPE WORKS EXCELLENT. I MEAN ON THE COMMERCIAL THEY SHOW GUSHING WATER BEING STOPPED BY WRAPPING THIS TAPE AROUND THE PIPE. THEY EVEN DEMONSTRATE HOW IT WORKS UNDER WATER. I BUY SOME.

 E) - BACK HOME I APPLY THE TAPE. IT LEAKS.

 F) - I APPLY A 2ND TAPE OVER THE FIRST TAPE. IT LEAKS.

 G) - I CALL THE HARDWARE STORE TO TELL THEMFLEX TAPE BLOWS. I ASK IF THEY KNOW A PLUMBER. THE WOMAN SAYS HER SON IS A PLUMBER. HE WILL CALL ME.

 H) - I GOOGLE LOCAL PLUMBERS AND ONE GUY ANSWERS WHILE HE IS IN A CRAWL SPACE. TO ME......THAT IS A GOOD THING. HE TELLS ME HE WILL STOP BY OUR HOUSE NEXT. I CALL THE HARDWARE STORE TO TELL THE WOMAN HER SON DOES NOT NEED TO COME OUT BECAUSE WE GOT SOMEONE ELSE.

 I) - I REMOVE THE FLEX TAPE AND PREP THE AREA FOR THE PLUMBER. HE ARRIVES ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATE BUT HEY.......HE IS HERE ON SHORT NOTICE AND WE HAVE TO LEAVE TOMORROW.

 J) - HE ARRIVES AT 4:50PM AND ACCESSES THE PROBLEM. I WAS HOPING HE COULD JUST HEAT UP THE JOINTS AND RE-SOLDER. HE SAYS , " NOPE ". IN 15 MINUTES HE REPLACES THE WHOLE 90 DEGREE PIPE. I AM TELLING YOU HE IS DONE IN 15 MINUTES.

 K) - WE TALK AND FIND OUT HE IS A FORMER UNION PLUMBER , KNOWS NORTH WILDWOOD , AND LIVES IN ALBRIGHTSVILLE ABOUT 30 MINUTES FROM HERE. I TALK TO HIM SOME MORE OUTSIDE WHILE HE PUTS HIS $1,000 TOOLS AWAY. HE DID SAY , " HAVING THE RIGHT TOOLS HELPS". I RESPOND , " MY BROTHER SAYS THE SAME THING.

 L) - HE RETURNS AND WE TALK MORE WHILE HE HANDS THE BILL TO WHEELS. SHE WRITES HIM A CHECK. HE ROLLS OUT AND I AM HOPING THE BILL IS UNDER $100 FOR HIS 15 MINUTES....HOPING.

 M) - I ASK WHEELS WHAT DID THE BILL COME TOO ? SHE SAYS , " LET ME WAIT UNTIL HE DRIVES AWAY. " THIS IS NOT A GOOD SIGN IT WILL BE UNDER $100. SO I THINK , " OKAY , ALBRIGHTSVILLE IS A 30 MINUTE DRIVE. I WILL ADD ANOTHER $75 AND HOPE IT IS UNDER $175.......NOPE.

 N) - I ASK WHEELS AGAIN THE COST OF THIS PLUMBING JOB AND SAY , " IS IT UNDER $200 ? " WHEELS REPLIES , " NOPE ". SHE HANDS ME THE BILL AND IT CAME TO $280. OH.....MY......GOD. I COULD OF SAVED $280 ( LESS GAS AND TOLLS ) TO DRIVE HOME AND GET MY PLUMBING TOOLS.

 O) - I TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF THIS HIGH BILL AND FIGURED THE SAME DAY EMERGENCY FEE WAS THE CULPRIT....THOUGH HE HAD LABOR AND SUPPLIES AT $245. YEAH RIGHT.......12 INCHES OF COPPER IS LIKE 2 BUCKS. I LIKED THE GUY AND HE DID COME HERE WITHIN 2 HOURS SO I GUESS I AM SEMI-OKAY WITH IT.

 P) - 3 HOURS LATER THE HARDWARE LADY CALLS ME AND SAYS HER SON CAN FIX THE LEAK TOMORROW MORNING. I TELL HER IT WAS FIXED AN HOUR AGO AND I LEFT A MESSAGE WITH YOUR DAUGHTER 2 HOURS AGO.

 - I HANG HOOKS AND SCREWS TO CONSOLIDATE AND ORGANIZE THE HEATER CLOSET BETTER BEFORE PLACING EVERYTHING BACK IN. IT LOOKS A LOT BETTER.

 - I SECURE A VERY BAD STATIONARY SLIDING DOOR ON THE BALCONY DECK. I USE A VACUUM TO SUCK OUT ALL THE OLD WOOD JUST FALLING OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR. IT IS BAD AND CREATING A LEAK BELOW IN A BEDROOM. I CAULKED THE BOTTOM EDGE AND SECURE THE WHITE CLAD METAL BACK ONTO THE DOOR. FOR NOW....IT WILL WORK.

 - I PRICE OUT SLIDING DOORS.....$900 TO $3400. I FOUND ONE ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE FOR $50. IT IS 30 YEARS OLD AND I DECIDE ( AFTER TALKING WIT MY BROTHER ) EVEN THOUGH I THINK IT WOULD FIT I AM NOT GETTING INTO IT. THE OWNER RESPONDED QUICKLY TO ALL MY MESSAGES BUT WOULD NOT BUDGE AT ALL ON THE 30 YEAR OLD DOOR AND BEING ON MARKET PLACE FOR 30 WEEKS.

  SOME OTHER LITTLE THINGS WERE DONE BUT NOW WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER AT A VERY GOOD RESTAURANT CALLED ADELINA'S.

 BEFORE LEAVING I WAIT FOR A WOMAN TO PICK-UP THE TABLE AND CHAIRS THAT I JUST GOT FOR FREE YESTERDAY. SHE FUCKING BLOCKS ME AFTER WE MESSAGED BACK AND FORTH 10 TIMES. SHE SAID SHE COME HERE BETWEEN 4-6PM. I WAITED TO 5:55PM. EARLIER I CONTACTED ONE PERSON VERY INTERESTED. HE LIVES IN MOUNTAIN TOP. I TELL HIM IF THIS FALLS THROUGH I WILL TAKE EVERYTHING TO HIM SINCE WE ARE GOING TO MOUNTAINTOP FOR DINNER. HE IS ELATED. I AM SO PISSED THIS LADY BLOCKED ME AND NEVER SAID SHE IS CANCELLING....FUCKING PEOPLE !!!

 WE DELIVER THE TABLE , CHAIRS , AND LEAVES TO A REALLY NICE COUPLE. WE UNLOAD AND THE GUY TIPS US $10 FOR DELIVERING IT. I GIVE IT TO MY ELDEST. WE CHAT A LITTLE ABOUT LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND FIND OUT THEY JUST MOVED HERE IN OCTOBER. THEY MENTION KINGS RESTAURANT WHICH I COULD BE TWISTED ON BUT WHEELS MADE RESERVATIONS FOR ADELINA'S.

 WE DRIVE 5 MINUTES AND ARRIVE FOR DINNER. OUR FAVORITE WAITRESS IS THERE THAT WE HUM SONGS TO AS A JOKE AND SHE GUESSES THE SONG NAME. BUT..........ONE PROBLEM. THEY ARE SHORT STAFFED BIG TIME. SHE EVEN ASKS OUR ELDEST SHE WILL HOUSE HER IF SHE WORKS FOR THEM. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD BUT FROM START TO FINISH IT WAS OVER 2 HOURS. PUT IT THIS WAY , WE HAD 3 DRINKS EACH BEFORE WE EVEN GOT A SALAD. WE UNDERSTOOD AND WERE PATIENT BUT IT PUT US IN A BAD MOOD.

 WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT THE ICE CREAM STORE. OUR ELDEST PUTS OUT HER HAND FOR MONEY AND I SAY , " CAN YOU USE THE TIP MONEY WE GOT FOR DELIVERING THE DINING ROOM SET ? "

 AT HOME THE DOG FLIPS OUT SEEING US. WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH SOME BIG BANG THEORY. IT FEELS LIKE 11PM AND IT IS 9:30PM. I STAY UP ONE MORE HOUR WHILE OUR ELDEST TAKES A JACUZZI AND SHOWERS. I HAD NO DRINKS.

 OH , PHILLIES LOSE A DOUBLE HEADER AND HECTOR NERIS BLOWS A SAVE. GEE.......BIG SURPRISE THERE.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY. I DID WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES.

  WEDNESDAY      4 - 14 - 21

 IS THIS LUCKY OR UNLUCKY ? AGAIN , MY NEMESIS " THE LEAK " STRIKES AGAIN. YOU KNOW SOME COMIC BOOK WRITER SHOULD START A NEW SUPERHERO LINE AND THE FIRST VILLAIN CAN BE " THE LEAK ". IT CAN BE A BAD GUY WHO JUST MAKES YOUR LIFE MISERABLE.

 UP EARLY AND BEGIN THE DAY WITH A TON OF DEER RIGHT ON OUR FRONT PATH. IT IS PRETTY AWESOME. THE SUN RISES OVER THE TREES IN THE WOODS AND I BEGIN MY COMPUTER STUFF AND WALK THE PUP. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL MORNING AND NO ONE IS AROUND.

  YESTERDAY I FORGOT TO MENTION I WIPED DOWN ALL WINDOW SILS AND BASEBOARD HEATS. WHY I DO THIS I DO NOT KNOW. I GUESS IT IS BECAUSE THE LAST WINDOWS WERE SO CRAPPY I WANT TO KEEP THESE NEW WINDOWS IN GOOD CLEAN SHAPE.

 WE BEGIN PREPPING FOR LOADING THE VAN. BUT I HAVE ONE MORE PROJECT.......A CEILING FAN LIGHT SWITCH IS BROKE.

 I REMOVE THE BULBS , BULB COVERS , AND SWITCH COVER. I UNDO THE WIRING AND REMOVE THE BROKEN FAN SWITCH. I HAVE THESE AT HOME BUT NOT HERE. WHEELS DRIVES TO THE HARDWARE STORE SO I CONTINUE TO DO STUFF. I GIVE HER THE OLD SWITCH TO MATCH A NEW ONE.

 IN THE MUDROOM I STRAIGHTEN UP A BIT AND MOVE MY TOOLS OUTSIDE FOR LOADING. I DECIDE TO MOVE A REFRIGERATOR OUT. I CLEAN BEHIND IT AND REVERSE A CARPET. ANOTHER FRIDGE WAS LEAKING 2 YEARS AGO SO WE REPLACED IT ( FREE ON FB ) BUT IT LEFT A WATER STAIN ON 1/3 OF THE CARPET TILE THAT STICKS OUT AND CAN BE SEEN IN FRONT OF THE FRIDGE. SO.....I REVERSED IT.....DONE.

 WHEELS RETURNS AND THE PART IS WRONG. I CALL THE HARDWARE STORE AND EXPLAIN WHAT I NEED AGAIN. I DRIVE THERE AND FEEL BAD FOR THE 100 YEAR OLD MOM WHO GAVE WHEELS THE WRONG PART. AS I AM LEAVING I HEAR THE DAUGHTER ( PIECE OF ASS ) SAY , " MOM , I TOLD YOU IT HAS WIRES ON IT. "

 I RETURN AND REPLACE THE CEILING FAN SWITCH. I DO A TEST AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER. IT WORKS GOOD BUT I NOTICE ONE OF THE 3 BULBS FLICKERS. I WILL FIX THAT ANOTHER DAY.

 OKAY , I AM READY TO LOAD UP AND GET ON THE ROAD AND THAN I HEAR WHEELS SAY THE MOST HATED WORDS FROM MY NEMESIS VILLAIN ENEMY AGAIN............." THERE IS SOMETHING LEAKING UPSTAIRS. TWO DRIPS JUST FELL ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER. "    OH.......MY.......GOD !!!!

 I RULE OUT THE JACUZZI FOR A LEAK. IT HAS TO BE THE TOILET OR SINK. I NOTICE THE TANK ON THE TOILET IS SLIGHTLY LOOSE. THIS COULD BE IT. IT REALLY CONCERNS ME THE TANK MOUNTED TO THE BASE ROCKS A BIT. I TRY TO TIGHTENED IT AND IT MAKES ME THINK A TANK SEAL WAS NOT INSTALLED WHEN I RE-DID THE PARTS ON THE TOILET SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. AGAIN....THIS WILL BE A PROJECT TO CHECK OUT ANOTHER F'N TIME. THE IMPORTANT THING THERE IS NO LEAK. THIS NARROWS " THE LEAK " DOWN TO THE SINK.

 I LOOK UNDER THE SINK AND IN THE CABINET. THE BASE BOTTOM IS WET. I FOUND THE LEAK. THE CULPRIT IS A LOOSE COLD WATER SUPPLY LINE THAT IS SLIGHTLY SECURED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FAUCET'S COLD FEED. I DO NOT HAVE MY PLUMBING WRENCH WHICH WOULD BE 100X EASIER TO TIGHTEN THIS NUT. SO I USE AN ADJUSTABLE WRENCH WHILE SIDEWAYS IN THE CABINET.....UPSIDE DOWN. REMEMBER HOW FAT I AM WITH A BAD SHOULDER. IT IS NOT A FUN AREA TO WORK IN. I TRY TO TIGHTEN THE NUT WITH JUST ONE TURN .........ANNNNNNNNNNNNND IT BASICALLY FALLS OFF. WATER COMES SHOOTING OUT AND I CLOSE THE SHUT-OFF.  OH........MY......GOD !!!!

 UNBELIEVABLY I SEARCH MY TOOLS AND BUCKETS OF CRAP AND FIND.................ONE FAUCET SUPPLY LINE. SERIOUSLY JUST ONE. I REPLACE THE OLD LINE AND IT TAKES A WHILE SINCE I CAN ONLY TURN IT 10 CENTIMETERS AT A TIME WITH MY ADJUSTABLE WRENCH. MY PLUMBER'S CHANNEL LOCKS WOULD OF GOT IT DONE YESTERDAY. I TEST IT AND CLEAN UP. THIS LEAK IS SOLVED.

  THIS LOOSE SUPPLY LINE REMINDS ME OF WHEN OUR CONDO HAD THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM. IT WAS DURING THE WINTER TIME SO IT LEAKED FOR 4 MONTHS. WE JUST NEVER THOUGHT OF DRIVING TO THE SEASHORE IN IN THE FREEZING WINTER. IT WAS COSTLY AND WE HAD TO REMODEL THE ENTIRE CONDO ON BOTH FLOORS. IT WAS A NIGHTMARE. NOW HERE , WE DO HAVE RENTERS COMING IN ON FRIDAY BUT THIS LEAK AT THE MOUNTAIN STILL COULD OF CAUSED DAMAGED. IN FACT , IT MUST OF BEEN LEAKING A LONG TIME BECAUSE OUR KITCHEN CEILING IS DISCOLORED AND I HAVE NOTICED WET SMALL TINY WET SPOTS BEFORE. THE CEILINGS IS WOOD SO WE NEVER REALLY TOTALLY NOTICED IT. I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS RENTERS BANGING IN OUR JACUZZI AND SPLASHING WATER ON THE WALLS ALONG WITH THE GIRL'S TITS. THE WHOLE TIME ( YEARS ) IT WAS THIS FAUCET SUPPLY LINE.

 SO AGAIN , WAS THIS LUCKY OR UNLUCKY WE FOUND THIS LEAK 15 MINUTES BEFORE LEAVING ?

 WE BEGIN TO DO A FINAL CLEAN AND I LOOK OUT A WINDOW IN THE BACK YARD.......... MY HEART SINKS. " THE LEAK " HAS RETURNED IN ANOTHER AREA. TWO DAYS AGO I NOTICED A PUDDLE BY ONE HORSESHOE PIT POLE. I THOUGHT RAIN CAUSED IT. WELL , 2 DRY DAYS LATER I SEE THE PUDDLE IS STILL THERE. THE REST OF THE MOUND IS DRY. THIS TELLS ME ONE THING. I HAVE A SMALL LEAK IN OUR DRAINAGE FIELD AGAIN. OH......MY.......GOD.

 I NOW HAVE 2 SERIOUS THINGS I NEED TO INVESTIGATE THE NEXT TIME BACK.

 I AM EXHAUSTED. OUR ELDEST DRIVES US HOME DOING 90MPH. FOR YEARS I TOLD HER TO STAY IN THE RIGHT LANE BECAUSE OF SAFETY AND COPS LOOK FOR SPEEDERS IN THE LEFT LANE FIRST. WHAT DID SHE DO.....DRIVE IN THE LEFT LANE THE WHOLE TIME. WE MADE IT HOME IN 31 MINUTES.

 WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN.  IT IS GOOD TO BE HOME BUT I SO RATHER BE AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

  I PLACE A BEER AND LIQUOR ORDER. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I ORDERED FOR THE NAIL IN OVER 1 YEAR. IT FELT GOOD AND MAYBE EVEN PROMISING THAT " NORMALCY " MAY RETURN.

 I MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE NAIL WILL START OUT SLOW BY DOING 1 BAND NIGHTS WITH A LIMITED CROWD ( 20 ) , AND A $10 COVER FOR THE BANDS. WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF THE FACEBOOK POST 4 BANDS BOOKED SHOWS. THIS IS A NICE START. I AM HOPING MOST PEOPLE WILL BE VACCINATED WHEN WE START OUT WITH LIVE SHOWS. MY MOTTO.......GO SLOW AT FIRST. THIS IS THE SAME PHILOSOPHY I USE IN THE BEDROOM.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST. I HAVE A SURPRISE FOR HER......WE TOOK THE PUPPY WITH US. SHE SAT IN THE BACK WITH ME WITH THE WINDOW DOWN. THE DOG WAS IN PURE JOY MODE. IMAGINE THAT , JUST OPENING A WINDOW AND SNIFFING THE WORLD IS YOUR BEST DAY EVER. I TEXT OUR YOUNGEST THAT WE ARE HERE. SHE COMES OUTSIDE WHILE I WALKED THE PUP ABOUT A HALF BLOCK AWAY. SHE SAYS TO WHEELS , " THAT IS STRANGE. DAD WAS TEXTING ME BUT YOU ARE HERE BY YOURSELF ? " MEANWHILE I AM HEADING TOWARDS OUR YOUNGEST AT LIGHT SPEED ( A LITTLE FASTER THAN MY 92 YEAR OLD DAD WITH 2 CANES ) AND SHE NEVER SEES ME UNTIL THE PUPPY IS RIGHT BEHIND HER. I YELL OUT, " HA !! HA !!  WE SURPRISED YOU WITH MAZEY COMING !!!! " SHE GIGGLES AND HUGS THE DOG.

 I DRIVE HOME AND OUR YOUNGEST ENJOYS THE PUP IN THE BACK SEAT. WE TALK ,  JOKE AROUND , AND CATCH UP. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

 WE STOP AND GET A WHITE PIZZA WITH SPINACH FROM ZESTO'S. WE ALL EAT IN THE KITCHEN , TALK , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

 OUR YOUNGEST INFORMS US SHE CAN GET SHOWTIME SINCE SHE FORMED AN ACCOUNT ON SPOTIFY. WE INSTALL SHOWTIME TO OUR ROKU. NOW WE CAN FINISH SHAMELESS. AT FIRST WE DID A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL BUT I CANCELLED THAT AND WE NOW HAVE FULL SHOWTIME.....NICE.

 ELDEST HAS A FRIEND/BARTENDER VISIT. I ADORE THIS GIRL.

 ELDEST CLEANS HER ROOM. A PROJECT THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE MONTHS AGO. I EQUATE HER ROOM TO CHERNOBYL.....LESS THE RADIATION.......MAYBE.

 WE WATCH SOME CARPOOL KARAOKE. SETH  MACFARLANE AND ARIANA GRANDE WAS VERY GOOD AND SO WAS QUEEN LATIFAH AND JADA PINKET SMITH. THEY WERE MY FAVORITE SO FAR.

 76ERS WITH A HUGE WIN OVER THE BROOKLYN NETS.

 UNION WITH A NICE 4 - 0 WIN.

 OFF TO BED. I SLEPT BAD TO DECENT. I HAD SOME SERIOUS CRAZY DREAMS. ONE DREAM WAS WATCHING OLD LADIES SNIP YOUNG GIRLS BIKINI STRINGS ON THEIR TOPS. THEY WERE SUPER ANGRY ON HOW SKIMPY THE BIKINI TOPS ARE NOWADAYS. I WAS AT A HOTEL'S BALCONY OVER LOOKING A BEACH. THESE OLD LADIES WERE QUITE BITTER.

  THURSDAY       4 - 15 - 21

 ONE DOWN AND ONE TO GO.

 IT WAS KINDA COOL WHEELS GOT TO SCHEDULE ALL OUR SHOTS AT THE SAME TIME. I ASSUME EACH PERSON GETS NERVOUS ABOUT GETTING A NEEDLE AND I DID TOO. BUT LET ME PUT YOUR MIND AT EASE. IT WAS QUICK , ORDERLY , AND SURPRISINGLY 99% PAINLESS. ALL 4 OF US DROVE TO ASTON AND GOT OUR 1ST ROUND OF VACCINATIONS. THE MEDICS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO RAN IT WERE PROFESSIONAL AND POLITE. THEY OFFERED WATER AND MANDARINS WHILE YOU WAIT THE 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SHOT. AGAIN.......ALMOST PAINLESS WHICH I THINK IS THE FIRST WORRY. NOW....LET'S WAIT 24 HOURS AND SEE HOW OUR BODIES REACT.

 WE HAVE BREAKFAST AT MINELLA'S DINER. IT WAS GOOD AND I PLAYED WITH THE WAITRESS AS ALWAYS. YEARS AGO ON ONE BREAKFAST EXPERIENCE I ASKED FOR 2 ENGLISH MUFFINS WITH MY OMELET. THE WAITRESS BROUGHT ME OUT 2 HALVES OF ONE MUFFIN. FROM THIS DAY I ALWAYS ASK , " CAN I HAVE 2 WHOLE ENGLISH MUFFINS OR 4 HALVES ". TODAY'S WAITRESS GIGGLED AT ME AND SAID , " WHAT ELSE WHAT I BRING YOU ? ". IT WAS THAN I EXPLAINED THE STORY.

 I ALSO PLAYED WITH THE REGISTER GIRL. SHE HAD A TON OF BOOZE BEHIND HER SO AS I WAS PAYING I ASKED FOR A SHOT OF FIREBALL. SHE GIGGLED ( SINCE IT WAS 10AM ) AND SAID I HAVE TO ORDER THROUGH A WAITRESS. I REPLIED , " I'M JUST KIDDING , IT IS TOO EARLY THOUGH THEY SAY IT IS 5PM SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD. " SHE GIGGLED AGAIN AND REPLIED , " I'VE SEEN PEOPLE ORDER ALCOHOL EARLIER THAN THIS. "

 WE ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH AT LEAST 4 EPISODES OF AMERICAN PICKERS. IT ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF MY FATHER-IN-LAW. I ALSO PLAYED POOL WITH MY YOUNGEST , LISTENED TO MUSIC , AND WE CHASED THE PUP. I ASKED MY YOUNGEST AT LEAST 10 TIMES TO STAY HOME LONGER AND NOT GO BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY.

 ALL DAY THE GIRLS HAD A SENSE OF HUMOR. ONE QUICK STORY - I AM TRYING TO CONVINCE MY YOUNGEST TO STAY HOME OVER THE WEEKEND AND NOT GO BACK TODAY. I SAY , " HOW ABOUT WE TAKE YOU OUT TO DINNER AS AN INCENTIVE TO STAY HOME ? YOU CAN PICK THE RESTAURANT. " SHE WRYLY SMILES AND SAYS , " OK , HOW ABOUT WE GO TO MOUSTAKI ? " ALL OF US START LAUGHING. THE REASON.....THIS RESTAURANT IS ABOUT 200 FEET FROM HER COLLEGE.

 MY MOTHER-IN-LAW IS HAVING A BIRTHDAY AND A LUNCHEON SOON. FAMILY HAS ASKED EACH DAUGHTER , SON , AND FRIENDS TO MAKE A QUICK 1 MINUTE VIDEO WISHING HER HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THIS WILL BE SHOWN AT THE LUNCHEON. OF COURSE I HAD TO PLAY. I FOUND AN OLD LARGE ORANGE JUMPSUIT STYLE HUNTING OUTFIT. THE GIRLS AND I MADE THE VIDEO. IT WAS FUN AND FUNNY.

 BY 6PM WE ROLL OUR KID BACK TO COLLEGE. WE WERE GOING TO STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF BUT WE FELT IT WAS TOO SMALL SO WE STOPPED AT HIBACHI IN SPRINGFIELD INSTEAD. THE SHOW COOK PERFORMED AT ONE TABLE AWAY , WE TRIED SAKI & CHAMBORD , SUSHI , AND THE NORMAL HIBACHI DINNER OF CHICKEN , STEAK , SHRIMP , OR SCALLOPS. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD , THE ASIAN WAITRESS WAS SUPER POLITE AND AN ABSOLUTE SMOKE SHOW.  BUT..........A LITTLE LONGER TO RECEIVE THE MEAL ( ONLY ONE COOK AND ONE SUPER HOT ASIAN WAITRESS ) AND THE PRICE WAS VERY HIGH. I WOULD STILL GO AGAIN FOR THE FOOD AND STARE AT THE MODEL WAITRESS IN SPANDEX. HOW CAN PEOPLE BE ANGRY AT ASIAN PEOPLE ???

 THE RIDE TO COLLEGE AND WE LISTEN TO MUSIC. WE DROP OUR KID OFF AND IT IS SAD. WE WAIT UNTIL SHE GETS UP TO HER ROOM AND WAVES GOODBYE FROM HER WINDOW. A FUN THING HAPPEN AS A YOUNG BLONDE GIRL WAS WALKING AN OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG. REMEMBER THE DISNEY MOVIE THE SHAGGY DOG ? THIS DOG WAS SO FUN AND PLAYFUL WE TOOK PICTURES AS I PETTED HIM.

 WE ROLL HOME AND MAKE GOOD TIME. WE DROP OUR ELDEST OFF AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE.

 WE SETTLE IN AND I HAVE NO BOOZE WHICH IS RARE FOR ME BUT I WAS SO STUFFED. I ONLY HAD 2 MEALS TODAY BUT BOTH WERE FILLING.

 FLYERS WITH A HUGE BOUNCE BACK WIN IN A..............SHOOT-OUT ?  YEP , THE GAME TIED 1 - 1 IN REGULATION , THAN WENT THROUGH AN OVERTIME , AND THAN THE FLYERS WON IN A SHOOT-OUT 2 -1. YOU HAVE TO WATCH GIROUX SICK ASS MOVE ON THE GOALIE TO SCORE. IT WAS BORDERLINE ILLEGAL.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF SHAMELESS SINCE WE HAVE SHOWTIME NOW. I WILL SAY IT WAS HALF GOOD AND HALF ANNOYING. IT IS THEIR FINAL SEASON AND SHOWTIME HAS FINALLY RELEASED ALL EPISODES.

 SINCE I AM HOME I LIKE TO GET SOME PROJECTS DONE ALONG WITH NAIL STUFF. BUT..........AT ANY MINUTE I SO GO BACK TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I STILL HAVE 2 ISSUES THAT SHOULD BE FIXED SOON. I COULD HEAD EAST TOO.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 5AM WHEN MY PHONE WENT OFF......OUR ELDEST LOCKED HERSELF OUT SO I LET HER IN.

 I GO TO OUR GARDEN AND NOTICE SOMETHING VERY PECULIAR. OUR LETTUCE IS SHAPED LIKE A VERY LARGE ROLL OF CASH. I PLUCK ONE OFF AND UNROLL IT. I AM SUPER SURPRISED IT IS ALL 5 DOLLAR BILLS. I TAKE A FIVE OUT FROM MY WALLET AND IT MATCHES PERFECTLY. I GO TO THE NEXT LETTUCE PLANT AND PLUCK THAT. THIS ONE IS ALL 10 DOLLAR BILLS. AGAIN IT MATCHES PERFECTLY TO A REAL $10 BILL. I AM THINKING GOD IS INTERVENING WITH ME TO HELP WITH PAYING BILLS............WITH BILLS. I GO TO WHEELS AND SHOW HER. SHE IS ASTONISHED TOO. THE OTHER PLANTS ARE NOT READY TO BE PICKED YET. I LOOK CLOSELY AND SAY TO WHEELS , " OH MY GOD I THINK THIS ONE IS GROWING 100 DOLLAR BILLS. ..............DREAM ENDS.

  (BECAUSE MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AT 5AM TO LET MY ELDEST IN FROM THE PATIO )

 IN DISNEYLAND I SEE PEOPLE WALKING BELOW ME. I RECOGNIZE ONE GUY D.P.  HE LOOKS UP AT ME WITH A BIG SMILE. HE AND HIS GROUP RUN UP TO ME AND WE SIT ON A WALL TOGETHER. WE TALK OLD TIMES OF THE NAIL , GOLF , AND SOFTBALL. ONE ADORABLE GIRL NAMED MINDY IS THE EX-WIFE OF MY BROTHER'S FRIEND M.K.  SHE IS SITTING ON MY LEFT AND BEGINS RUBBING MY BACK AND SEMI-TALKS SEDUCTIVELY TO ME. IT MAKES ME FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE SO I SAY MY GOOD BYES. I WALK THROUGH A PLAY HOUSE AND 2 AFRICAN AMERICAN ELECTRICIANS ARE RUNNING ELECTRICAL LINES FOR A MICKEY MOUSE DISPALY. I OFFER HELP AND EVEN GIVE THEM A GOOD IDEA TO RUN A LINE MUCH EASIER............DREAM ENDS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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