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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    6 - 20 - 21

 TOTALLY TIME TO DIET AGAIN. I WILL START ON MONDAY.

 A NICE FATHER'S DAY BUT STILL NOT WHOLE.

  9AM MEETING PUSHED TO 1:30PM PUSHED TO 2PM. YEP , I HAVE A REALLY GOOD COMPUTER TECH BUT HE IS HARDER TO GET WITH THAN GOD HIMSELF. 

 I SIT OUTSIDE ON A NICE MORNING WITH THE PUP AND SPORTS RADIO ON. I SEW A PATIO UMBRELLA. YEP.......SEW.

  A NICE GROUP PHONE CALL WITH OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY. THIS IS ALWAYS WONDERFUL. 

 YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL. FOR 2 1/2 HOURS SHE WORKS WITH OUR COMPUTER TECH TO UPDATE OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WHILE I CLEANED AND DID SO MANY OTHER PROJECTS. BOTH OF US WERE BUSY SOLID FOR 2 1/2 HOURS. IT WAS A VERY GOOD USE OF TIME.

 THE LAST 1/2 HOUR I JOIN MY YOUNGEST WITH OUR TECH. HE IS REMOTING FROM CLEVELAND. WE GET THE UPDATING DONE ON OUR CAMERAS AND IT IS A BIG WEIGHT OFF MY SHOULDERS.  WE PAY HIM VIA VENMO AND TIP HIM $30. HE ALSO ADDED POP-UP BLOCKERS TO MY KIDS COMPUTER ALONG WITH GIVING HER GAMES AND UPDATING HER PICTURE FORMATTING.

 ROLL HOME AND START THE BBQ WHILE FAMILY ARRIVED ( ACTUALLY THEY WERE BEFORE ME ). I PUT THE PHILLIES GAME ON FOR MY DAD VIA THE PEACOCK STREAMING SERVICE. IN HINDSIGHT , MAYBE I SHOULDN'T HAVE....THEY LOST 13 - 2.

 MISS-COUNTED MAKING BURGERS AND DOGS. DAMN IT......I SACRIFICED AND DID NOT HAVE A BURGER. I THINK BURGERS ARE ON MY TOP 3 FOOD LIST FOR FAVORITES.

 YOUNGEST GETS A RIDE IN HER UNCLES NEW SPORTS CAR. YEAH......IT WAS COOL.  A NICE DINNER ( DAD SAID BURGERS CAME OUT EXCELLENT ) INSIDE. WE WERE GOING TO BE OUTSIDE BUT IT WAS A JUST A LITTLE TOO WARM. IT WAS NICE TO CHILL WITH FAMILY.

 EVERYONE ROLLS OUT AND WE WATCH THE 76ERS IMPLODE IN A DEVASTATING LOSS.  THEY WERE SO GOOD AT HOME DURING THE REGULAR SEASON BUT LOST A SICKENING 3 OUT OF 4 HOME GAMES AGAINST THE HAWKS. AFTER WINNING GAME 6 I REALLY THOUGHT THEY WIN GAME 7 AT HOME. DOES ANYBODY ELSE HATE TRAE YOUNG'S FACE ?

 76ERS LOSING JUST TOTALLY SUCKS. FANS BOOED AND YELLED " TRADE SIMMONS " AT THE END OF THE GAME. THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS THAT WENT UNBELIEVABLY RECORD SETTING BAD AND WRONG DURING THIS SERIES IT WAS DOWNRIGHT GUT WRENCHING.  I ACTUALLY FELT SICK WATCHING THIS GAME. EVERY TURNOVER MADE ME GRIMACE WITH PAIN.

 HEY , UNION SOCCER TEAM WITH A NICE COMEBACK TIE.

 OFF TO BED MELANCHOLY.

 WELP , I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 3:45AM AND NOW IT IS 6:30AM. GUESS I WILL GO BACK TO BED AND TRY TO GET A COUPLE MORE HOURS OF SLEEP.

  MONDAY    6 - 21 - 21

 " I TRULY BELIEVE YOU ARE SAVING HIS LIFE "...............

  76ERS LOSE......YEP , STILL CAN'T GET OVER IT AND EITHER CAN OTHER FANS AND SPORTS TALK HOSTS.

  YOUNGEST HAS 4 FRIENDS OVER. I ADORE ALL OF THEM. HOW DID THEY GET SO MATURE ? LATER DRIVING TO DELAWARE MADE ME NERVOUS BECAUSE OF HEAVY RAIN.

  SOME THINGS - TO THE NAIL TO HAVE DRAFT LINES CLEANED  , TO HARDWARE STORE FOR SEEDS , MAIL A LETTER , BACK HOME , TO STAPLES TO HAVE PICTURES PRINTED , TO TARGET TO BUY A MEN'S WATCH , PICK UP STUFF FOR OUR ELDEST , AND BACK HOME.

 BOOKING BANDS PRETTY CONSISTENTLY.

  IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL ACTUALLY HAVE NAIL JULY 2021 CALENDARS PRINTED. LAST CALENDAR WAS MARCH 2020.

 I WRAP PATIO UMBRELLAS RIGHT AS THE HIGH WINDS AND RAIN CAME.

 ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE EXCHANGE. A SUPER NICE GUY FROM VIRGINIA DESCRIBED HIS FRIEND AS OVER WEIGHT , POOR HEALTH , AND NO MONEY.......AS HE LOOKED AT ME. WE MADE THE EXCHANGE AND HE SAID , " I TRULY BELIEVE YOU ARE SAVING HIS LIFE ". YEP , THAT IS WHAT I DO....SAVE LIVES.

 THE WEIGHT CHALLENGE BEGINS. I HAVE DONE THIS MANY TIMES AND IT BLOWS......NO BEER , BRANDY , BREAD , AND ANYTHING THAT TASTES GOOD. 

 CHARLES BARKLEY BEING INTERVIEWED ON GLENN MACNOW SHOW. HE SAYS , " I GAINED 80 POUNDS DURING THE PANDEMIC AND GOT 2 NEW HIPS. I DON'T FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF OR SEXY. I HAVE LOST 35 POUNDS ON MY WAY TO LOSING 80. I HAVE 2 WARDROBES. 1 - NORMAL AND 2 - ALL BLACK WHEN I AM FAT. "

 WE WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF BIG SKY. ALL VERY GOOD.

 TUESDAY    6 - 22 - 21

 YOU KNOW WHAT I DON'T MISS ?......BANDS CANCELLING.

  IT IS SO FRIGGIN' NICE TO HAVE THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS BACK ON LINE PROPERLY. IT TOOK OVER 2 YEARS TO DO BUT IT IS NICE.

 SUCKED US IN - STILL WRITHING OVER 76ERS LOSING. PHILLIES IN 9TH INNING HAD ALL KINDS OF CHANCES OF TYING OR EVEN WINNING FROM A 3-2 DEFICIT. GUESS WHAT ? ZERO RUNS WITH BASES LOADED.....SUCKED IN AT IT'S MAXIMUM. FUCKING HATE LIVING IN PHILADELPHIA.....WE ALWAYS LOSE. NOT JUST LOSE , BUT HEART BREAKING CRUSHINGLY LOSE.

 LAST MINUTE I DECIDE TO ROAD TRIP NORTH. I AM SO GLAD I DID BECAUSE IT IS FRICKIN' BEAUTIFUL HERE. THE RIDE THROUGH THE RAIN WAS NOT FUN THOUGH. IT RAINED FOR ANOTHER 3 HOURS BUT THAN THE SUN CAME OUT.

 FIXED A DRIVEWAY LIGHT BY TOTALLY MACGYVERING , WALKED AND RAN THE PUP ( SHE WAS IN HER GLORY ) , FLIPPED ON 3 CANOES UPSIDE DOWN BECAUSE RAIN WAS FILLING THEM ,  SEEN A TON OF DOE AND FAWNS , AND STARTED A PUNCH LIST.

 I CAN NOT DESCRIBE HOW MAGNIFICENT IT IS HERE. OUR LAST RENTER LEFT OUR HOME VERY GOOD EXCEPT FOR MINOR THINGS LIKE LEAVING ARCADE GAMES AND FRONT LIGHTS ON. THESE RENTERS SENT ME BEAR PICTURES AND THEY ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT 2 WEEKS LATER.

 MY EMAIL WAS ACTING UP BUT I FIXED IT. YES , I ACTUALLY FIXED SOMETHING ON A COMPUTER.

 YOUNGEST MAKES IT TO DELAWARE , BACK TO OUR AREA , AND TO CENTER CITY.....UGH MY NERVES.

 A NICE GROUP PHONE CALL WITH WHEELS , ELDEST , AND 2 FRIENDS.

 TOOK A WALK AROUND THE LAKE WITH THE PUP AROUND 4PM. NOT ONE PERSON HERE......NICE.

 DAY 2 OF NO BREAD , BRANDY , BEER , OR ANYTHING SWEET , DELICIOUS , FUN , OR HAS ALLOT OF CARBS. IT SUCKS BUT I HAVE TO DO IT. THE UPDATE ( AGAIN ) - LOST .6 OF A POUND THE FIRST DAY.

 WATCHED THE SEASON 6 FINALE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 A BROTHER TEXTING ME PICTURES OF HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN FLORIDA. SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME.

 NO BEAR SIGHTINGS YET BUT I TELL YA MY HEAD IS ON A SWIVEL. 

 I REALLY LIKE SLEEPING HERE. I WAKE UP 10 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT BUT I DO LIKE MY ROOM. THE PUP LIKES IT TOO.

  WEDNESDAY    6 - 23 - 21

 SUCKING US IN AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.......

  THE HAWKS BEAT THE BUCKS IN GAME 1 IN MILWAUKEE. MAYBE THEY ARE BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT.

 I HAVE BEEN ON A ROLL WITH BOOKING BANDS. UNFORTUNATELY , 2 BANDS WITH THE SAME BAND MEMBER BOTH CANCELLED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY. YEP......2 BANDS LOST BECAUSE OF ONE PERSON. I SO DON'T MISS THIS.

 I SWEAR TO CHRIST THE PHILLIES DRIVE ME INSANE AND RUIN MY DAY EVERY DAMN GAME. THEY BLOW A 5 - 0 LEAD , A 9 - 5 LEAD , AND A 1 RUN LEAD IN THE 9TH INNING. DO OTHER CITIES SUFFER LIKE WE DO ? PHILLIES LOSE 13-12.....SICKENING.

 WELL.....IT'S BEAUTIFUL HERE SO LET'S START SOME PROJECTS :

 - ACCESS CRAWL SPACE AND SEE IF I NEED TO TRASH ANYTHING FOR THIS WEEKEND. OUR DEVELOPMENT HAS AN ANNUAL BULK TRASH WEEKEND WHERE HOME OWNERS CAN GET RID OF ALMOST ANYTHING FOR FREE IN BIG DUMPSTERS. I WAS SURPRISED I GOT RID OF ALMOST EVERYTHING. ANYWAY , I REMOVED THE LAWN MOWER AND GORILLA LADDER.

 - CUT THE LAWN AND THREW BIG BRANCHES OFF THE LAWN.

 - RAKED OUT HORSE SHOE PITS. ONE HOUR LATER CRAZY MAZE DUG IN THEM.

 - FACETIMED WITH MY YOUNGEST. WE INSTALLED POP-UP BLOCKERS AND THE NAIL SURVEILLANCE APP TO MY COMPUTER. AFTERWARDS , I WENT OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP AND LET OUR YOUNGEST WATCH HER RUN AND JUMP VIA FACETIME. MAZE WAS ENTERTAINING AND MY KID GIGGLED.

 - UP TO THE ROOF AND WORK MY WAY DOWN. I SET-UP THE LADDER ON THE BALCONY DECK. I TOOK SOME PICTURES UP THERE OF THE LAKE , WOODS , AND MAZE LOOKING UP AT ME FROM THE BALCONY DECK. IT LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS THINKING , " WOW , FAT-ASS IS SO GOING TO FALL THROUGH OR OFF THE ROOF. "

 - A LONGER THAN NORMAL LEAF BLOW ON THE UPPER ROOF. LAST NIGHT'S RAIN MADE DEBRIS STICKY AND I SPENT ALOT OF TIME SCRAPPING MOSS OFF SHINGLES. THE RAIN ACTUALLY HELPED LOOSEN THEM. I SCRAPED THE LITTLE GREEN MOSS WITH THE FRONT OF THE LEAF BLOWER. ALSO , NOT LEAF BLOWING THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE MADE IT TWICE AS HARD.

 - LEAF BLOW BALCONY DECK , CHAIRS , AND TABLES.

 - MOVE LADDER TO AWNING TO LEAF BLOW THIS ROOF.

 - LEAF BLOW MAIN DECK AND VAN.

 - CHECK ATTIC CRAWL SPACE. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE THE TRAPS WERE EMPTY AFTER WEEKS. PLEASE NO MORE FLYING SQUIRRELS IN OUR HOUSE.

 - RE-ATTACHED A DOOR STOP.

 - REPLACED SOME BULBS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

 - DUSTED SOME AREAS THAT NEEDED IT.

 - CLEANED BBQ AND FOUND OUT LAST RENTER LEFT PROPANE TANK ON. THE BRAND NEW TANK WAS EMPTY.

 - I TAKE A RIDE TO A GAS STATION AND PAY OVER DOUBLE TO REPLACE THE TANK.......$26. OF COURSE I FIND OUT LATER I COULD OF HAD IT FILLED FOR $10 AT A LOCATION 15 MINUTES FROM HERE. LIVE AND LEARN I GUESS......BLOW.

 - FB MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME A VERY NICE LADY AND 52 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS WILL SEND ME A FEDEX BOX AND SELF ADDRESSED LABEL FOR ME TO SHIP PRODUCT TO HER.

 - ABOUT 10 OTHERS PROJECTS I FORGOT AND DID.

 OFF TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT TO HAVE DINNER.  FOOD IS SO DAMN GOOD THERE.

 BACK HOME I INSTALL THE PROPANE TANK , TEST IT , AND PUT BACK ALL CRATES I CLEANED. I ALSO ORDERED NEW HEAT SHIELDS. MAN DO THESE THINGS RUST & DETERIORATE QUICKLY.

 FACETIME WITH FAMILY. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE.

 TOOK A WALK AROUND THE LAKE WITH THE PUP. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN. WE PLAYED SEVERAL TIMES OUTSIDE DURING THE DAY TOO.

 SETTLED IN WITH THE PUP. SHE IS A SWEET HEART.

 I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED THE UNTIED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY. THIS MOVIE WON 5 GRAMMYS AND THE LEAD ACTRESS WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTRESS. SHE LOST TO THE OLD ACTRESS IN NOMADLAND. THIS TRUE STORY IS EYE OPENING AND HOW THE GOVERNMENT CHASED , SET-UP , MANIPULATED , BLACK MAILED , AND HARASSED HOLIDAY HER WHOLE LIFE. HER SONG " STRANGE FRUIT " WAS ABOUT THE BRUTAL LYNCHING OF BLACK PEOPLE. THE GOVERNMENT / POLICE REFUSED HER TO SING IT BECAUSE IT WOULD IGNITE RACE EQUALITY AND UPRISING. SHE BATTLED THEM AND DRUGS HER WHOLE LIFE. AMAZING HOW OUR GOVERNMENT WAS JUST 8 DECADES AGO.

   IN 1978 THE SONG " STRANGE FRUIT " WAS ENTERED INTO THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME. IT WAS ALSO ADDED INTO THE " SONGS OF THE CENTURY " LIST.

 OFF TO BED.....PRETTY TIRED SINCE I STAYED UP TO MIDNIGHT TO FINISH THE MOVIE.

  THURSDAY      6 - 24 - 21

 BE NICE IF SOMEONE TOLD ME....................

  THE GODS OF SMALL PROJECT LISTS DID NOT WANT ME TO LEAVE. IT IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE. BUT.....DUTY CALLS.

 SPEAKING OF DUTY - I HAVE NOT WEIGHED MYSELF IN 3 DAYS. I CONTINUE TO TRY TO BE GOOD WITH NO BEER , BRANDY , BREAD , AND EVERYTHING SERVED AT WILLY WONKA'S CHOCOLATE FACTORY.....LOST 6.2 POUNDS.

 UP EARLY AT 5:30AM. SEE A TON OF DEER WITH TINY LITTLE FAWNS.  IT IS A PRETTY COOL FEELING HERE....ALMOST SPIRITUAL.

 SPEAKING OF SPIRITUAL OUR LAST FAMILY GROUP PHONE CHAT WE TALKED ABOUT DEATH. I WILL BE THE FIRST ONE TO GO. I ASKED TO BE CREMATED AND SPREAD MY ASHES IN 3 PLACES :

 1 - THE CREEK BEHIND THE NAIL SO I CAN FLOAT AWAY FROM IT.

 2 - THE BEACH AND OCEAN AT THE CONDO. I HOPE SOME DOLPHINS ARE NEAR TO PICK ME UP.

 3 - THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE

 OH , WHEELS WILL HAVE A BOYFRIEND WITHIN 24 HOURS. LET'S JUST GIVE HIM A NICKNAME.......LET'S CALL HIM " CHICO ". 

 PROJECTS BEFORE LEAVING :

 I AM THINKING I DO NOT HAVE TO CLEAN MUCH BECAUSE MY YOUNGEST AND 7 FRIENDS ARE COMING IN TODAY. WELP , THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT.

 - OUR WATER HEATER CLOSET IS WET ON THE FLOOR AGAIN. I JUST HAD THIS FIXED AND MAN DOES THIS MAKE ME CONCERNED. I RAN OUT OF TIME SO I PLACED A FAN ON IT.

 - RAN DISHWASHER TWICE. OF COURSE SOME BUBBLES CAME OUT OF THE BOTTOM. I PLACED 2 TOWELS DOWN. I WAS OUT OF DISH WASHING DETERGENT SO I USED DAWN LIQUID.

 - WALKED THE PUP.

 - USED A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP ANY CORNER AREAS WITH DIRT AND DEBRIS. THIS WOULD BE THE BATHROOMS , WOOD STOVE AREA , FRONT TILE , KITCHEN FLOOR , UNDER ELECTRIC BASE HEATERS , AND THE MUD ROOM.

 -  FIXED A BROKEN BOX SPRING. A PIECE OF WOOD UNDERNEATH SNAPPED IN HALF SO I " SISTERED " IT UP.

 - USING A KID'S SAND SHOVEL I FILLED 3 BAGS UP FROM OUR " ASH CAN " OUTSIDE. I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS. I MADE A PILE OF TRASH FOR MY KID TO GET RID OF OVER THE WEEKEND AT OUR DEVELOPMENT'S BULK TRASH DAY. OH , THE SHITLOAD OF ANTS IN THE ASH CAN DID NOT APPROVE OF ME DISRUPTING THEIR HOME.

 - LEFT FOOD , BOOZE , AND PAPER PRODUCTS FOR THE " KIDS ". ( ONE ITEM IS NOT TRUE )

 - WIPED DOWN ALL WINDOW SILLS , TABLES , COUNTERTOPS , GLASS TV STAND , WOOD STOVE , BATHROOM SINKS , TOILETS , AND ANYTHING I WAS NEAR.

 - LOCKED ALL WINDOWS WITH SAFETY LOCKS AND ADJUSTED ALL BLINDS LIKE " MONK " WOULD DO.

 - LEAF BLEW DECK AGAIN.

  EVERY WHERE I TURNED I SAW SOMETHING THAT NEEDED TO BE FIXED ( THANK YOU GODS.....GRRR ) OR CLEANED.

 I HAD TO ROLL BECAUSE I AM GETTING TIRED. PLUS.....I STILL HAVE A LONG NIGHT. LOAD TOOLS , SUPPLIES , CLOTHES , AND STUFF AND GET ON THE ROAD. I MAKE VERY GOOD TIME FOLLOWING A RED SPORTS CAR DOING A HUNGE.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. IT ONLY TOOK MINUTES FOR MY NEXT PROBLEM TO ARISE.

 A BAND CONTACTS ME.  THEY CAN NOT ACCESS THIS WEBSITE - WWW.THENAIL1.COM. I THOUGHT FOR SURE IT WAS ON THEIR END....IT WASN'T.

 WELL APPARENTLY BEING CLOSED AND DURING A PANDEMIC OUR DOMAIN NAME SAT FOR A YEAR UNATTENDED AND MORE IMPORTANTLY..........UNPAID. NOT ONE FRICKIN' EMAIL OR NOTICE OF THIS.  I CONTACTED MY HOST AND EVENTUAL Y THEY LED ME TO THE DOMAIN HOLDER CALLED WEB.COM

 I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH THEM FOR OVER AN HOUR TO GET MY DOMAIN NAME BACK. IF I LOSE " THENAIL1.COM " IT WOULD SUCK BIG TIME. WHAT EVEN SUCKED MORE I DID NOT GET TO TALK TO MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIEND I ADORE LEAVING FOR THE POCONOS. I WAS SO PISSED.

 AS OF TODAY ( FRIDAY ) MY WEBSITE IS UP. THEY TOLD ME 24 - 48 HOURS BUT IT WAS CLOSER TO 12 HOURS.

 I TRY TO NAP FOR 20 MINUTES......NOT HAPPENING. I REPLACE A TUBE FOR MY SLEEP MACHINE SINCE IT HAS A BROKEN SEAL. THIS TUBE COSTS $48. I HAVE ONE FOR FREE.

 A WONDERFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. I WILL NOW DO PROJECTS HERE.

 - CHANGE MARQUEE SINCE SATURDAY'S 3RD BAND CANCELLED BECAUSE OTHER 2 CANCELLED. I FUCKING HATE THAT. I PUT OUT A S.O.S CALL ( FACEBOOK ) TO HELP SAVE SATURDAY NIGHT. SOME BANDS AND A FRIEND CONTACT ME.

 - ORDERED NEW MARQUEE LETTERS. THE WIDTH AND HEIGHT ARE GOOD BUT......THE THICKNESS IS NOT.  I NOW HAVE TO RETURN THEM AND PLACE ANOTHER DAMN ORDER. I SWEAR TO BABY JESUS.

 - CHANGE AND UPDATE MARQUEE SIGN AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA THE UPDATE OF BANDS PLAYING AND NOT PLAYING THIS WEEKEND.

 - RAN WIRES BEHIND SHELVING FOR A KITCHEN SURVEILLANCE CAMERA. FOR MONTHS THE WIRES WERE IN FRONT OF THE SHELVES. SINCE WE HAVE EVERYTHING RUNNING NOW I HID THEM BETTER.

 - RAN WIRES FOR OUR BACK BAR MONITOR. THIS WAS OVERDUE FOR A WHILE TOO.

 - MOVED OUR NEW CREDIT CARD MACHINE TO A NORMAL SPOT. MORE WIRES HAD TO BE FISHED. REMOVED THE OLD CREDIT CARD MACHINE.

 - CLEANED GLASS SHELVING AND BACK BAR COUNTERS.

 - FULLY STOCKED ALL JUICES AND BEER. I ALSO MADE A LIST OF WHAT IS NEEDED.

 - LOADED IN OPEN MIC MUSICIANS AND HELPED WITH SOUND. 

 THE MUSICIANS AT OPEN MIC " JUST JAM " ARE ALL SUPER COOL. IT IS SO NICE TO SEE AND HEAR THEIR ENTHUSIASM OF THE NAIL BEING OPEN.

 WELP , RIDE HOME AFTER MIDNIGHT. IT WAS NICE PEACEFUL RIDE ON THE MOTORCYCLE.

 AT HOME I WENT RIGHT TO BED. I WAS PROUD OF MYSELF NOT GETTING A LATE NIGHT SNACK ( MOZZARELLA AND GENOA SALAMI ) AND DID NOT MAKE A COKE ZERO / JAMESON DRINK. I FORCED MYSELF NOT TO EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AT THIS MIDNIGHT HOUR. IF I COULD ONLY DO THIS CONSISTENTLY.

 I WALK THE PUP. SHE GREETS ME LIKE I HAVEN'T SEE HER IN 2 MONTHS.  IN BED TOGETHER WE WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES. I WAS ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED. MY DAY FROM 5:30AM TO 1AM HAS ENDED.

  FRIDAY    6 - 25 - 21

 " KIDS ARE GREAT. JUST LEFT A BIT AGO. GREAT GROUP !! "

 " A COUPLE SITTING NEXT TO THEM CAME TO ME TO TELL ME HOW GREAT ALL THE KIDS WERE "

 " WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF KIDS. KUDOS TO ALL THE PARENTS "

  OUR YOUNGEST INVITED 7 FRIENDS TO THE POCONO HOUSE. I WAS SURPRISED THEM BY TREATING ALL 8 TO DINNER AT CHARLIE WEAVER'S RESTAURANT. THE QUOTE ABOVE OUR FROM STAFF AND A COUPLE SITTING NEAR THE KIDS TABLE.

  START MORNING BY SCRAMBLING ON A VERY LONG DAY:

 - TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. MAN , A TON OF WORK ON HAVERFORD ROAD. MET A BEER DELIVERY GUY A STOCKED FOR THE NIGHT AND WEEKEND.

 - SECURED CABINET DOORS BACK ON WHERE SURVEILLANCE DVR IS. THESE DOORS HAVE BEEN OFF FOR OVER 1 YEAR.

 - SECURED A KITCHEN CAMERA UNDER A SHELF.

 - TURN A/C ON AND ROLL BACK HOME AFTER 2 HOURS.

 A BEAUTIFUL BACK ROAD RIDE ON MY BIKE. I JUST CHILL RIDE AND IT WAS COOL GOING THROUGH WOODED TREE LINED ROADS.

 RE-ORDER NEW MARQUEE LETTERS SINCE THE ONES I GOT WERE TOO THICK. THE 3RD PARTY " ALPHABET LETTERS " TOLD ME THEY CAN NOT BE RETURNED TO GET MY MONEY BACK SINCE THEY ARE SPECIAL ORDERED. OF COURSE I CAN'T GET MY MONEY BACK.

 I MAY SELL THESE NEW MARQUEE LETTERS ONLINE. BUT.......I DECIDE TO BYPASS THE 3RD PARTY AND DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE SUPPLIER " QUALITY IMAGE " OUT OF CALIFORNIA. I TALK TO THEM AND THEY WERE VERY COOL. NOW , GETTING MY MONEY BACK IS A LITTLE BETTER THAN BEING COOL. WE WILL SEE.

  SEEMS LIKE OUR WEBSITE HERE IS BACK ONLINE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON.

 MY BROTHER BUTT FACETIMES ME. IT WAS FUNNY AS HE WAS ON A BEACH IN FLORIDA WITH HIS KIDS. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

 WHEELS GOES TO HER DOCTOR AFTER A 2 DAY SLEEP STUDY. SHE DOES HAVE A MILD CASE OF SLEEP APNEA. HER DOCTOR TOLD HER THE DATA RETRIEVED OVER THE 2 DAYS. SHE WOKE UP 10 TIMES AND USED THE BATHROOM TWICE. I WAS HAPPY FOR HER BEING EVALUATED AS " MILD ".  ME ?........3 DIFFERENT DOCTORS SAID I HAVE THE WORST CASE OF SLEEP APNEA THEY EVER SEEN. EACH DOCTOR HAD OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE. I WOKE UP OVER 200 TIMES......IN ONE NIGHT.

 PHILLIES LOSE HEARTBREAKING GAME 1...OF COURSE THEY DID. AARON NOLA TIED TOM SEAVER'S RECORD BY STRIKING OUT 10 IN A ROW. HE ACTUALLY HAD THE 11TH BATTER WITH 2 STRIKES. BUT THE BATTER HITS A LOW OUTSIDE PITCH FOR A DOUBLE. OF COURSE A PHILLY PLAYER DOESN'T BREAK THE RECORD. OH....WE LOSE 2 - 1.

 PHILLIES DO WIN 2ND GAME OF DOUBLE HEADER .......2 - 1.

 RIDE BIKE TO THE NAIL. BANDS ARRIVES 40 MINUTES EARLY.....GRRR. IT STARTED OUT REALLY SLOW SO I GAVE OUR DOOR MAN OFF. HE CAME DOWN ANYWAY SO I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR FOR DOING THAT.

 FIRST BAND WAS JOHNNY CASH AND SUN RECORD SONGS....SO GOOD. A SOLO ACT DID OPEN UP AND HE WAS GOOD TOO.

 IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE PEOPLE COME IN FOR THE FINAL BAND REWIND. THIS BAND PLAYED ALL COVERS AND I POSTED A SHORT VIDEO OF " MUSTANG SALLY ". THE CROWD PICKED UP BIG TIME AND I WAS HAPPY FOR OUR BARTENDER " KENTUCKY ".......LOVE WORKING WITH HERE.

 BUCKS CRUSH HAWKS IN GAME 2. NOT SURE WHO I WANT TO WIN.

 TAMPA BAY / MONTRÉAL FOR STANLEY CUP FINAL.

 I BELIEVE IN KARMA AND DOING THE RIGHT THING. I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS TO MY KIDS THEIR WHOLE LIVES. AFTER A VERY FUN 2 HOUR SET BY REWIND WE CLOSE THE BAR. OF COURSE 2 YOUNG GUYS COME IN ASKING ARE WE STILL OPEN AT 1AM. THEY WERE NOT HAPPY AND SAID THE WEBSITE SAYS 2AM. WE TOLD THEM IT WAS PRE-COVID.

 ANYWAY ....KARMA. A REALLY NICE CROWD TONIGHT ( SOME ABSOLUTELY SMOKE SHOWS...SORRY ) AND WE WORKED HARD FOR THE LAST 2 HOURS. I DECIDE TO GIVE " KENTUCKY A RIDE BACK HOME TO CENTER CITY AND OUR DOORMAN A RIDE WHO IS NEAR THE BORDER OF DELAWARE. I ENJOYED THE RIDE ACTUALLY.

 DROP OFF " KENTUCKY " IN CENTER CITY FIRST. I LOVE THE STREET SHE LIVES ON. WE TOLD STORIES TO HER ON THE RIDE HOME. I TOLD HER I TEL HER ONE STORY EVERY TIME SHE WORKS.

 THE DOORMAN AND I HAVE GREAT CONVERSATION OF OLD STORIES ON BANDS , DRINKING , KIDS , AND GETTING OLD. I REALLY ENJOYED DRIVING HIM HOME.

 I DID NOT ENJOY ALL KINDS OF WORK ON INTERSTATE 95 , CLOSED RAMPS , AND ALMOST GOT TOTALLY T-BONED BY 2 COP CARS DOING A 100. A LITTLE LATER , I DROVE BY A GAS STATION WHERE THE COPS WERE GOING TOO WITH FLASHING LIGHTS. THERE HAD TO BE 20 POLICE CARS THERE.

 EVENTUALLY FIND MY WAY HOME AND BY 2:45AM I AM IN BED WITH THE PUP.....AFTER I WALKED HER.

 I HAD NO ALCOHOL TONIGHT WHICH I WAS OKAY WITH. I ATE HEALTHY AGAIN AND CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT AND HOPEFULLY BE ON A PATH TO BEING A LITTLE SKINNIER.

  OFF TO SLEEP. I WAS UP AROUND 5AM AND NOW IT IS 3AM.....NICE.

  SATURDAY     6 - 26 - 21

  A NICE CASUAL DAY OF EATING COTTAGE CHEESE WITH PINEAPPLE BITS. OH MY GOD SO DAMN GOOD !! HAS ANYONE EVER SAID THAT ?

 MORE MEALS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT :

 - RAISIN BRAN WITH ALMOND MILK - BLOW

 - MOZZARELLA CHEESE , TOMATOES , AND GENOA SALAMI FOR DINNER......SO GOOD.  NOT SO BLOW BUT STILL BLOWS.

 - AVOCADO SALSA AND VERY THIN HARD PITA WITH TOMATO SLICES. I BELIEVE THE PITA WAS OVER 2 YEARS OLD. BLOW

     WHO THE FUCK EATS THIS STUFF ?

 HOW THE HELL DID I NOT WATCH THE FINAL SEASON OF VIKINGS ? THE ONLY THINGS I CAN THINK OF IS I FORGOT AND/OR IT COST MONEY AND I WAITED FOR IT TO BECOME FREE.

 HEY , PHILLIES LOSE ANOTHER HEART BREAKER.....GO FIGURE. NERIS = BLOWS.  THIS " CLOSER " IS WORST THAN MY DIET.

 UNION TIE....EH.

 EURO CHAMPIONSHIP , KINDA BLOWS U.S.A. IS NOT IN IT BUT I AM FOLLOWING ITALY.

 A CHILL DAY AND NIGHT. WHEELS AND I ACTUALLY TALKED WITH OUR ELDEST FOR OVER AN HOUR. THESE TIMES ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN....BUT I LOVED IT.

  DIETING KINDA BLOWS. I ADDED LEMON AND LIME SLICES TO MY DAILY GALLON OF DRINKING WATER. I MAKE SURE THE LEMON IS TOUCHING MY NOSE SO WHEN DRINKING IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS A TROPICAL DRINK AND I AM ON A BEACH SOMEWHERE WITH ALL KINDS OF ASS WALKING BY. YEP....I HAVE NO LIFE.

  I SAY TO WHEELS , " WHEN I LOSE WEIGHT YOU WILL FIND ME SEXY AGAIN ".  SHE TURNED LIKE BART SIMPSON ON ME.

 LONG TALK WITH MY PARENTS.  I TRY TO CALL THEM TWICE A WEEK BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT SONS DO. NEVER EVER WILL I ASK MY PARENTS TO CALL ME IF THEY WANT TO SEE ME OR MY KIDS.....FUCKING INSANE TO EVER THINK THAT.

  WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF BIG SKY. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD.

 YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS HAVING A GOOD TIME IN THE POCONOS. I GET  A TEXT AT 8:45PM , " WE SAW A BEAR !! WE SAW A BEAR !! " I TEXTED MY NEIGHBOR. APPARENTLY THERE IS A 400-500LB BEAR MILLING AROUND AND INTERESTED IN A FEMALE BEAR. THE PICTURE MY KID TEXTED LOOKED LIKE THE BIG MALE. SHE SAID THEY ALL RUSHED TO THE BALCONY DECK TO WATCH IT MEANDER OFF TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBORS HOUSE WHO FEEDS THEM. YEAH......NOT THE BEST IDEA TO FEED BEAR , BUT THE KIDS WERE CERTAINLY EXCITED.

 POSTED A PICTURE OF ALL THE KIDS OUTSIDE OF CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT AFTER THEIR MEAL. THE OWNER / WAITRESS TOOK THE PICTURE. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE PARENTS AND FAMILY COMMENT ON THE PICTURE WITH THEIR KIDS IN IT. YEP.....FACEBOOK CAN BE REWARDING THAT WAY.

 HEY , OUR ICE MAKER HAS A BLOCK OF ICE ATTACHED TO IT. YEP....RENTERS TEXTED ME FROM OUR CONDO....NICE.

 CHASED THE PUP AROUND. THE DOG IS A 100 LAUGHS AND SMILES A DAY. WHEELS TOOK HER FOR WALK TOO.

 I ACTUALLY SEE SEEDLINGS IN OUR GARDEN.

 OFF TO BED FEELING FAT. THE DAMN SHAME IS I COULD LOSE A 100 POUNDS AND STILL BE OBESE. LOST ANOTHER .2 POUNDS WHICH DOESN'T MEAN DICK. I HAD NO ALCOHOL AGAIN AND I HAVE TO ADMIT I DO FEEL BETTER SLEEPING , GETTING UP IN THE MORNINGS , AND PEEING ABOUT HALF AS LESS DURING THE NIGHT.

  SUNDAY     6 - 27 - 21

 LEARNED ABIT TODAY.......

 I THINK I DID 15 THINGS BEFORE 12 NOON. LET'S SEE IF I CAN REMEMBER......PICKED UP MAZE PRESENTS IN YARD ( ALWAYS FUN ) , FILLED AIR IN FRONT TIRE OF VAN , WEEDED GARDEN ( CORN IS GROWING !!!...NOTHING EVER GROWS IN OUR GARDENS ) , PLAYED WITH PUP CHASING TENNIS BALL , WATERED GARDEN , DID WEBSITE BLOG , UPDATED PRICING FOR ALL NAIL BEERS AND PRINTED OUT , UPDATE MENU & DRINK PRICING AND PRINTED OUT , CREATED JULY CALENDARS TO BE PRINTED AND EMAILED TO PRINTING COMPANY,  MADE A FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE / CRAIGSLIST / NEXT DOOR POST , BOXED A PRODUCT TO BE PICKED UP BY FEDEX , SEARCHED FOR SCOTCH TAPE FOR 15 MINUTES ( FOUND PACKING TAPE IN GARAGE ) , AND EMAILED BANDS.

 WHEELS TAKE RIDE WITH MOM TO VISIT BROTHER.  SHE BUYS NEW CLOTHES AND I GET SOME TOO.....EVEN IN A BARTER.

 MATINEE SHOW WITH SMARTY PANTS.  HERE ARE SOME FUN THINGS TODAY. I TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL AROUND 1PM.

 - IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEIR FUNNY ANTICS , LYRICS , AND CLOTHES OF SMARTY PANTS. THE LEAD SINGER HAD HOLES CUT OUT WHERE HIS NIPPLES WERE AND LARGE COCKS DRAWN ON HIS PANTS. YEP....THAT IS A SMARTY PANTS SHOW. THERE IS NO GREY AREA....YOU EITHER LIKE THEM OR HATE THEM.

 - LEAD SINGER WANTS TO SWAP VACATION PROPERTIES. I COULD BE DOWN FOR THAT.

 - WORKING WITH " KENTUCKY ".....ALWAYS FUN. WHEELS PICKED HER UP AT TRAIN STATION.

 - FORMER BARTENDER CAME DOWN TO CHILL. IT WAS COOL TO TALK MOTORCYCLES.

 - A YOUNG CROWD COMES IN TO SEE THE BASS PLAYER. I HAVE TO ADMIT HE IS A PIECE OF ASS.

 - ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE STOPPED BY....." HOLLYWOOD ". IT WAS FUNNY AS HE WANTED TO TALK TO AMAZON WHO KEPT CALLING US WITH FAKE BILLS. THIS IS A NEW THING THEY DO....JUST REPEAT CALL. " HOLLYWOOD " TOOK OVER ANSWERING OUR PHONES. IT WAS FUNNY.

 ONE HOLLYWOOD STORY ON THESE DAMN FAKE SPAM PHONE CALLS. THIS ONE IS WITH CAR INSURANCE AS WE ALL KNOW AND RECEIVED. THE " INSURANCE " AGENT ASKS HIM ABOUT COVERAGE ON HIS CAR. HE SAYS HE COULD UPDATE HIS. OF COURSE THE FAKE AGENT IS ELATED. BUT HOLLYWOOD SAYS , " HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST TO INSURE  MY 1988 CHEVY CAVALIER ? " THE AGENT SAYS WAIT , WHAT ? NO IT HAS TO BE A NEW VEHICLE. " HOLLYWOOD RESPONDS , " OHHHHHHH WAIT I FORGOT. I DO HAVE A " NEW " CAR I JUST GOT THAT NEEDS INSURANCE. IT IS A 1985 CHEVY IMPALA. " EVERY ANSWER WAS COMPLETELY OPPOSITE THE SPAM AGENT WANTED TO HEAR. HE DID THIS FOR 45 MINUTES.

 MY BROTHER TOLD ME THE SAME SCAM CALLED HIM. HE KEPT THEM ON FOR 45 MINUTES JUST ADDING FAKE CARS HE OWNED FOR EACH KID HE HAD. HE KEPT SAYING , " WELL IT WOULDN'T BE FAIR IF LITTLE JOHNNY GOT INSURANCE WITHOUT HIS SISTER GETTING IT TOO. "  I THINK AFTER 45 MINUTES HE HAD 23 KIDS THE " AGENT " HUNG UP. THIS WAS PRETTY FUNNY TOO.

 - 2ND BARTENDER AND FRIEND SHOW UP TO WORK. HE GAVE SOME VERY GOOD ADVICE TO OUR YOUNG BARTENDER " KENTUCKY ". IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HIM.

 - THE FRIEND GRADUATED MOORE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS WHERE " KENTUCKY " GOES NOW SO THEY TALKED A WHILE.

 - THE BEST AND MOST INFORMATIVE TIME WAS OUR BARTENDER , LEAD SINGER , AND HOLLYWOOD ALL TALKED ABOUT DIETING ,  NUTRITION , EXERCISE , YOUR BODY , AND MORE. JESUS DO THEY KNOW ALOT ABOUT IT. I ACTUALLY WROTE THINGS DOWN.

 - HOLLYWOOD AND VINNIE THE CRUMB HAVE A DIET BET FOR $400. WHO CAN LOSE THE MOST ( VIA THEIR BODY SIZE ) BY SEPTEMBER 2ND.

 I FOUND OUT GOOD FOODS FOR A KETOSIS DIET  - KALE , SALSA , CHEESE , LIGHT DRESSING , FLANK STEAK , BEEF JERKY , CAULIFLOWER , BROCCOLI , PICKLES , PORK , PORK CHOPS , FISH OR ANYTHING FROM THE OCEAN , AND I REALLY WANT TO CHECK OUT EZEKIEL BREAD ( OR SPROUT BREAD - IN FROZEN FOOD SECTION OF GIANT )

 I DID NOT KNOW HUMMUS AND CARROTS ARE BAD FOODS FOR THIS DIET. DAMN CHICK PEAS.

 I REALLY ENJOYED AT THE END OF THE MATINEE SHOW JUST TALKING DIETING , STORIES , AND HOW TO MIX DRINKS. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.

 A LITTLE SURPRISE FOR " KENTUCKY ".  WE TOOK THE MOTORCYCLE HOME. SHE HAS NOT BEEN ON A BIKE IN A LONG TIME. I HAD THE BARTENDER TAKE PICTURES OF US AS WE ROAD BY. I SENT THE PICTURES TO MY YOUNGEST WHO GIGGLED. I ASKED HER , " LONG WAY HOME OR SHORT WAY ? " SHE RESPONDS , " SCENIC WAY "....AND WE DID. SHE LOVED THE WATERFALLS I TOOK HER BY.

 YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS GO TO DINER FOR BREAKFAST , CANOEING , AND TO THE LOCAL POOL. I WAS HAPPY FOR HER.

 ELDEST CALLS AND ASKS ME TO PUT PHONE UP AGAINST THE STAGE TO HEAR SMARTY PANTS....PRETTY FUNNY.

 I DRIVE KENTUCKY TO CENTER CITY. I MADE EXCELLENT TIME GOING THERE.....22 MINUTES. I TRIED A NEW WAY VIA MY G.P.S.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 MORE EPISODES OF BIG SKY. THEY WERE GOOD WITH SOME ISSUES.

 ISSUE 1 - WHEN IN THE WOODS WALKING ON DRY LEAVES AND FALLEN BRANCHES YOU CAN HEAR FOR 100 YARDS IN ANY DIRECTION. HOW THE HELL DOES THE BAD GUY TACKLE THE GIRL FROM 2 FEET AWAY. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY ZERO CHANCE HE COULD SNEAK UP ON YOU LIKE THAT.

 ISSUE 2 - BAD GUY BURYING A BODY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS AT 4AM. HE LEAVES THE TENT WHERE HIS GIRLFRIEND AND LITTLE DAUGHTER ARE SLEEPING. HE WALKS A 1/2 MILE INTO THE WOODS NEEDING A FLASHLIGHT. HE BEGINS DIGGING A GRAVE TO BURY A VICTIM. AFTER 15 MINUTES THE LITTLE GIRL IS THERE WITH HIM. SHE WALKED ALL THE WAY TO HIM ....IN THE DARK.....IN THE WOODS....BY HERSELF.......AT 10 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS TOTALLY SLEEPING WHEN HE LEFT.

 ISSUE 3 - WHEN BEING CHASED BY A LARGE 4X4 TRUCK IN THE WOODS.....DO NOT RUN IN A STRAIGHT LINE DOWN THE MUD PATH. THE BEST THING TO DO IT TURN AND GO BEHIND ONE OF THE 1,000 TREES 10 FEET AWAY FROM THE PATH. OF COURSE THE TRUCK SIDE SWIPES THE GIRL AND KNOCKS HER UNCONSCIOUS UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING. OH MY GOD SO NOT BELIEVABLE. BUT OVERALL , THE SERIES IS VERY GOOD INCLUDING THE EVIL RANCH OWNER FATHER PLAYED BY TED LEVINE ( HE WAS THE LEAD POLICE OFFICER ON THE TV SHOW MONK ).

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:45PM. IT WAS A LONG DAY. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. IT WAS MY YOUNGEST, " DAD, WE LOST THE KEY TO THE LOCK THE CANOES. " YEP....ALMOST MADE IT TO BED AND A FULL DAY WITHOUT SOMETHING GOING WRONG.......ALMOST.

  MONDAY     6 - 28 - 21

 HERE COMES THE HEAT...........

 UP EARLY AND I WAS TOLD TO ONLY WEIGH MYSELF ONCE A WEEK AT MOST. I WAS ALSO GIVEN LEADS FOR HEALTHY FOOD AND SUCH VIA AMAZON.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. DID SOME PROJECTS AND NOT SOME PROJECTS :

 - CHANGED MARQUEE AND TOOK A PICTURE.

 - CHASED PUP AROUND THE ROOM.

 - REMOVED A FAUCET FROM A SINK.

 - BALANCED REGISTERS AND BANKS.

 - TESTED PIZZA OVEN OUTLET AND SECURED A LOOSE QUAD OUTLET.

 - REMOVED A EXTENSION CORD THAT WAS FEEDING THE PIZZA OVEN.

 - DECIDED THE COUNTERTOP I GOT FOR FREE WILL NOT FIT. THE WOMEN TOLD ME IT WAS 54" WHEN IT REALITY IT WAS 52". THESE SUPER HEAVY MARBLE COUNTERTOPS ARE NOW BOTH THROWN OUT AND SMASHED WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER. THE 2ND ONE WAS THROWN INTO THE DUMPSTER AND BROKEN UP TODAY. MAN THESE WERE HEAVY.

 - MET MERCURY AMUSEMENT FOR THE FIST TIME IN OVER 15 MONTHS. TO MY SURPRISE HE IS A HARD CORE SUPER TRUMPER AND BELIEVES ZERO IN COVID. HE TRAVELED THE WORLD DURING COVID AND TOLD ME I WAS ONE OF ONLY 2 BARS CLOSED OUT 50 DURING THE PANDEMIC. ALL THE BARS WERE ABSOLUTELY PACKED DURING THE PANDEMIC. APPARENTLY SLUSHY MACHINES AND ATM'S WERE SO POPULAR HUGE LINES WERE FORMED OUTSIDE OF THESE BARS EVERY DAY. HE BELIEVES ZERO IN MASKS , SOCIAL DISTANCING , AND VACCINATION. I TOLD HIM I CALLED MY DOCTOR AND TALKED TO SOME NURSE FRIENDS ON THEIR OPINION ON COVID AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF IT. HE SAID HE READ ABOUT IT TO FORM HIS OPINION.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND RE-PACKAGE A BOX.

  BACK AND FORTH WITH MY YOUNGEST ABOUT CHECKING-OUT AT THE MT HOUSE. A FEW MINOR CLICHES BUT ALL GOOD.

 NEIGHBOR TEXTS ME BIG MALE BEAR AND FEMALE ARE IN HIS BACK YARD. THIS IS ONLY 1 BLOCK FROM OUR HOUSE. I TEXT OUR RENTERS THE UPDATE.

 YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS MAKE IT HOME.  I ASKED THEM HOW DID THEY ENJOY THEIR GETAWAY ? THE ONE FRIEND SAYS , " IT WAS AWESOME. THEY'RE WERE ALOT OF " WINS " DURING THIS VACATION. " THAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD. THEY NON-STOPPED TALKED ABOUT CANOEING , THE POOL , YARD SALE , CRYSTAL SHOP , CHARLIE WEAVERS , THE BEAR , THE DINER , AND MORE. THESE ARE REALLY GOOD KIDS.

 SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP. WE TRIED TO NAP BUT IT JUST DIDN'T HAPPEN.

 WHEELS AND I DRIVE YOUNGEST BACK TO CENTER CITY. HER FRIENDS HUG OUR YOUNGEST BECAUSE THEY MISSED HER SO MUCH. THESE ARE GOOD KIDS TOO. WE ALSO HAD DINNER WITH THEM AND I FIXED A BROKEN BATHROOM DOOR KNOB. OH , OF COURSE WE BROUGHT THE PUP.

 MAKE GOOD TIME GOING BACK HOME AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF BIG SKY. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 BOY DID JOHN KRUK GO OFF ON HOW BAD THE PHILLIES BLOW AFTER LOSING 12 - 4. PHILLIES HAD A 4 - 2 LEAD.

 WE START THE FINAL SEASON OF VIKINGS.  THIS IS ALWAYS VERY GOOD. A MAIN CHARACTER WAS KILLED OFF WHICH KINDA SUCKED SINCE I LIKED HIM. BUT IT IS BASED ON TRUE EVENTS.

 WATCHED A LITTLE NEWS AND THAN OFF TO BED. UP AT 4:30AM.....BLOW.

 WHEELS SLEEP STUDY - WOKE UP 10 TIMES AN HOUR AND 69 TIMES DURING THE STUDY.

 MY SLEEP STUDY WHICH 3 DOCTORS HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. I WOKE UP 200 TIMES EACH HOUR. YEP , THAT SHOULD BE IN SOME RECORD BOOK SOMEWHERE.

 TUESDAY       6 - 29 - 21

 SOMETHING SO SIMPLE ENDS UP BEING THE HARDEST.........

  IT'S 100 DEGREES OUT SO I DECIDE TO CUT BRANCHES ALONG OUR BACK YARD FENCING AND CUT THE LAWNS. I USED GLOVES AND STILL GOT SOME POISON IVY.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. I AM TRYING TO SPEND A COUPLE HOURS A DAY JUST DOING THINGS.  I WEED WHACKED AND LEAF BLEW OUT FRONT.

 NEXT PROJECT WAS TO REPLACE A WOMEN'S BATHROOM FAUCET. HERE IS THE PROCESS :

 - REMOVED FREE FAUCET FROM A SMALL COUNTER TOP. THROW COUNTER TOP IN DUMPSTER.

 - DISASSEMBLE SLIDING WOOD CABINET DOORS TO ACCESS SINK PLUMBING UNDERNEATH. I SEE ALL COPPER PIPES ARE SOLDERED IN AND NOT THE EASY , SIMPLE , TAKE 2 SECONDS , CONNECTORS.

 - REMOVE OLD FAUCET QUITE EASILY AND CLEAN UP " NEW " FAUCET GOING IN. I GET LUCKY BECAUSE BOTH HOT AND COLD  WATER LINES MATCH UP PERFECTLY WITH THE SOLDERED WATER LINES UNDERNEATH. OK , THIS IS GOOD.

 - ALL THE HARD WORK IS DONE. I ONLY NEED TO SECURE AND FASTEN THE FAUCET IN PLACE USING 2 SELF-LOCKING NUTS. THEY JUST SPIN TIGHT FROM UNDERNEATH THE COUNTERTOP FORCING THE FAUCET TIGHT TO IT. WELP...........FOR SOME REASON AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE I FOUGHT THIS TIGHTENING PROCESS FOR OVER 45 MINUTES. THIS SHOULD TAKE 30 FUCKING SECONDS !!!!!

 - I SHOULD OF JUST PLACED THICK WASHERS ON THE CONNECTORS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE BUT ENDUED UP WEDGING A PIECE OF TREATED WOOD BETWEEN THE WATER LINES AND BOWL. IT SECURED IT ABOUT 80%. I WAS SO PISSED AND DID NOT WANT TO TAKE ANOTHER 45 MINUTES UNDOING EVERYTHING ESPECIALLY SINCE I BROKE THE PLASTIC TABS WITH A PLUMBER'S WRENCH TRYING TO OVER TIGHTEN THE NUTS.

 - I WAS SO FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I HAVE DONE THIS A 1,000 TIMES AND IT IS ALWAYS VERY SIMPLE. THE FAUCET IS SEMI-SECURE AND I CLEAN UP.

 - PLAY WITH THE PUP AND GIVE HER SOME ICE IN A BOWL.

 - LOAD UP TOOLS AND SEMI-CLEAN.

 - NEW JULY CALENDARS COME IN. IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE PLACING THEM OUT.

 ROLL HOME AND IT IS HOT. I TAKE A NAP AND THEM SHOWER & SHAVE. I ALSO GIVE THE PUP A SHOWER.

 A NICE HEALTHY DINNER OF SHRIMP , CHICKEN KABOBS , SALAD , AND EGGPLANT.

 PHILLIES BLOW 4 - 0 LEAD BUT....HOLD ON TO WIN 4 - 3. OMG THIS TEAM.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS....VERY GOOD.

 I NOTICED THIS BEFORE. WHEN DIETING AND CUTTING DOWN ON ALCOHOL I PEE LESS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND SLEEP BETTER. THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT BUT IT MAY HAVE BEEN A FLUKE.

 I AM CONTINUING THE NO BEER , NO BRANDY , NO BREAD KICK COUPLED WITH OTHER STUFF.

  WEDNESDAY     6 - 30 - 21

 PANTS FIT ?..........

 DAMN......3:15AM AND HERE I AM WRITING , CHECKING OUT FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE AND THAN MOST LIKELY PORN. ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE A CRAIGSLIST SALE FOR ME AGAIN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. THIS MORNING I CONCENTRATED ON CAULKING THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM. I LAID OUT JULY CALENDARS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 16 MONTHS. I POSTED A PICTURE OF THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND OVER 100 PEOPLE RESPONDED IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS......KINDA COOL.

 ALSO RAN ELECTRIC LINE FOR THE 2ND A/C UNIT BY THE POOL TABLES. I EVEN SPRAYED PAINTED THE LINE BLACK TO BLEND INTO THE WALL.

 SOME OTHER LITTLE PROJECTS AND CHASING THE PUP AROUND THE PLACE.....ALWAYS FUN TO SEE HER REACT.

 BACK HOME TO CHILL AND HAVE 6 SPOON FULLS OF COTTAGE CHEESE. OMG....SO GOOD !!

 TAKE A RIDE TO GAS STATION , CVS STORE , UPS , AND ANOTHER PLACE TO DROP STUFF OFF AT.

 YESTERDAY I USED WORK GLOVES TO CUT BRANCHES EXTENDING INTO OUR BACK YARD. THIS MORNING I USED LONG BLACK RUBBER GLOVES THAT GO PAST MY ELBOWS. I STILL GOT SOME KIND OF POISON IVY.....SONNA OF A BITCH. TRASH MEN TOOK 2 CANS OF THESE WEEDS.

 HEY , ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE. FOR 2+ MONTHS I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A FREE PATIO UMBRELLA. I HAVE HAD NO LUCK ON SEVERAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. SO , RIDING MY LAWN MOWER TO OUR RENTAL PROPERTY TO CUT THE LAWN I SEE ACROSS THE STREET IN A TRASHCAN......A PRETTY NICE UMBRELLA. IT IS THE KIND THAT HAS HANDLE TO CRANK OPEN AND CLOSED. TOMORROW I WILL CLEAN IT UP. IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY DAMN NICE.

 FACETIMING WITH OUR YOUNGEST....ALWAYS A SUPER JOY.

 OFF TO THE " CLUB " TO BE TREATED FOR DINNER. A BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE COUNTRY CLUB BUT I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FOOD PRESENTATION AND OVERALL. HALF WAS GOOD WHICH WAS FRENCH ONION SOUP AND A GREEK SALAD. THE OTHER HALF WAS AN UNDER COOKED CRAB CAKE SERVED WITH A SOUFFLÉ CUP OF FRUIT. NO GREENS OFFERED. MY NEPHEW ORDERED A VEGGY BURGER WITH NO BUN. IMAGINE THIS COMING OUT ?......JUST A SMALL HOCKEY PUCK-LIKE BURGER ON THE PLATE....NOTHING ELSE....NO CHIPS , PICKLE , FRIES , GARNISHES , LETTUCE , TOMATO , ONION.....NOTHING. STAFF WAS SLOW BUT FRIENDLY. THERE WERE 6 WORKERS FOR 4 TABLES. WINE WAS EXCELLENT.

 OH , WHEELS LAID OUT CLOTHES FOR ME AND I WAS SO SURPRISED MY PANTS FIT.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH FAMILY. WE WATCH THE PHILLIES ABSOLUTELY FALL APART IN THE 5TH INNING. AGAIN , THEY BLOW A 5 - 2 LEAD AND LOSE 14 - 5....SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

 FACETIME AGAIN WITH OUR YOUNGEST. THE DEAL IS ALL OF WEDNESDAY I CAN FACETIME. HER ROOM MATES WERE ADORABLE WHEN I ASKED THEM TO ALL SAY AT ONCE , " MR. B IS THE BEST !! "  I GOT THEM A ROKU AND UMBRELLA.

 FAMILY ROLLS OUT AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS....VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD TO BED AND CONTINUE WATCHING A SERIES CALLED JUPITER'S LEGACY. IT HAS ITS GOOD MOMENTS AND BAD BUT WORTH CHECKING OUT.

 FINALLY TURN TV OFF AT 12:15AM.

 WELP , CROSSED PATHS WITH WHEELS PEEING AT 2AM , UP AT 3:15AM , AND NOW IT IS 5AM. GUESS I WILL TRY TO GET BACK TO SLEEP. I PEED A 2ND TIME AND PUT ALOE ON MY ARMS.

  THURSDAY      7 - 1 - 21

 MAN , POISON IVY BLOWS.  OINTMENTS DON'T SEEM TO HELP EITHER. I HAVE BEEN ITCHING SINCE LAST WEDNESDAY.

 SPENT TIME WORKING ON A PATIO UMBRELLA FOR OUR YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES. YES , IT WAS TRASH PICKED BUT.....IT IS IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE. I SPENT SOME TIME CLEANING IT UP. I HAD AN UMBRELLA METAL BASE IN OUR GARDEN. SO , I TOOK THAT OUT , HOSED IT OFF , AND PAINTED IT WHITE. I ALSO SANDED AND PAINTED THE LOWER POLE WITH SOME VERY MINOR STAINS AND RUST. ON OUR PATIO WE WERE USING AN INSERT TO THE BASE. I REMOVED OURS AND SCREWED IT INTO THE BASE I AM GIVING TO OUR KID. THE ONLY PROBLEM I FORESEE IS WILL THE POLE FIT THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE CENTER OF THEIR TABLE.

 OH......OF COURSE IT RAINED LIKE THE BEJESUS. I MOVED EVERYTHING UNDER OUR PATIO UMBRELLAS.

  STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WEB.COM AND UPDATING OUR DOMAIN NAME OF THENAIL1.COM. I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES TALKING TO TECH SUPPORT.

 PLAYED SOME INTERNET POKER. I'M AMAZED HOW WELL I PLAY ON FREE GAMES. ON REAL MONEY I HAVE DONE OKAY. I HAVE TRIED LIVE POKER AT A CASINO AND BOTH TIMES HAD TERRIBLE BAD BEATS.....OF COURSE.

 CONTINUING MY DIET OF NO BEER , BRANDY , OR BREAD. IT'S ONLY BEEN 10 DAYS BUT I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BELLY. BASICALLY THAT BLOATING LOOK IS STARTING TO RECEDE.......A LITTLE. AGAIN , I THOUGHT I TOTALLY MISS BEER AND BRANDY BUT FOR NOW I AM OKAY WITH IT.

 GARDEN IS GROWING EXCEPT OUR TOMATO PLANTS....KINDA SUCKS.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 TALKED TO 2 BROTHERS AND A COUSIN TODAY. I FELT BAD BECAUSE I KEPT HANGING UP ON MY COUSIN BECAUSE I WAS TALKING TO A NEIGHBOR AT THE TIME. I CALLED HIM BACK AND MAN DID I HAVE HIM LAUGHING. THE CONTENT DISCUSSED CAN NOT BE WRITTEN HERE. HE WAS HEADING TO THE SEASHORE SO I GAVE HIM ALLOT OF LAUGHS DURING HIS DRIVE.

 PEACEFUL 4TH OF JULY. THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED FOR 6 DAYS FROM FRIDAY TO WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET AND EXCHANGE ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE DEAL. THE GUY WAS VERY COOL.

 NEW AND CORRECT MARQUEE LETTERS WERE DELIVERED. I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES ORGANIZING OUR LETTER BOX. IT STILL UPSETS ME TO THIS DAY THAT WAY IN THE PAST I WAS SPENDING $125 FOR LETTERS EVERY 6 MONTHS. THESE LETTERS HAD THE CLIPS ON THE BACK AND WOULD BREAK EASILY. NOW I ORDER FLEXIBLE PLASTIC LETTERS. THIS IS MY 2ND ORDER IN 10 YEARS. EACH ORDER IS 50 BUCKS AND COMES WITH 200 LETTERS. LIVE AND LEARN I GUESS.

 REGISTER AND CREDIT CARD MACHINE WORKING EXCELLENT. SO NICE TO SEE.

 TONIGHT'S OPEN MIC JUST JAM - I THOUGHT WITH THE TORRENTIAL RAIN AND JULY 4TH HOLIDAY NOBODY WOULD SHOW UP. I ACTUALLY WAS THINKING OF CLOSING EARLY. I WAS WRONG. IT WORKED THE OPPOSITE. THE RAIN STOPPED , MUSICIANS CAME OUT , AND I GUESS PEOPLE WANTED TO GET OUT BEFORE TRAVELING TO THE BEACH.

 IT WAS REALLY FUN AND NEW MUSICIANS SHOWED UP AND I HEAR MORE NEW FACES ARE SHOWING UP NEXT WEEK. ONE MUSICIAN IS BRINGING OUT FRIENDS NEXT WEEK AND HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE OUR SOUND SYSTEM WAS OKAY. HE WAS ELATED TO SEE WE HAD ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES. THAT MADE ME FEEL KINDA GOOD.

 PATRON - " I HAD 2 PBR POUNDERS. WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP UP TO DRINK ? "

 BARTENDER - " WATER "

 I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY.

 IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT OF PEOPLE , MUSIC , TIPS , AND JUST CHILLING. I DID MAKE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING THE TEMPERATURES WOULD DROP SO I OPENED THE DOORS. NOPE , IT WAS STILL SUPER HUMID AND HOT. SO , I GOT THE 2 A/C'S GOING ASAP. IT WAS A GOOD TEST FOR THE 2ND A/C TOO.

 PHILLIES DO NOT BLOW A LEAD. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. WHY ? GAME WAS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER.

 BUCKS BEAT HAWKS IN GAME 5.

  FULLY STOCKING BEER WAS SUCH A CHORE. WHY DOES IT ALWAYS SEEM THE BEER YOU NEED TO STOCK IS ALWAYS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STACK ?

 ROLL HOME IN THE RAIN. IT WAS A QUIET CHILL RIDE HOME. MY LEGS HURT AND I THINK I PULLED SOMETHING IN MY CHEST AREA. I TOOK ADVIL WHEN I GOT HOME AND APPLIED MORE POISON IVY SCRUB.

 WALKED THE PUP IN THE RAIN. SHE NEEDED A LITTLE PUSH TO HEAD OUTSIDE.

 LAST TO BED , FIRST TO RISE......IT KINDA BLOWS. I WAS JONESING A LITTLE BIT TO HAVE A NIGHTCAP OR SNACK BUT I DIDN'T. OFF TO BED.

 I FINISHED SEASON ONE OF JUPITER'S LEGACY.  LOW RATINGS MAY CAUSE THIS SERIES NOT TO HAVE A 2ND SEASON. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY WITH A GOOD TWIST ENDING AND THE DAUGHTER HAS SUCH A SMOKE SHOW BODY.  GOOGLE ACTRESS ELENA KMAPOURIS.OH , THE MOM IS A PIECE OF ASS TOO. GOGGLE ACTRESS GENEVIEVE DEGRAVES. FOR YOU GIRLS GOOGLE ACTOR JOSH DUHAMEL. HE'S A PIECE OF ASS ALSO.

 HOPE EVERYONE HAS A SAFE AND FUN JULY 4TH HOLIDAY. I AM LAYING LOW BUT THINK A " CHEAT " DAY MAY BE NECESSARY TO KEEP MY WITS.

  FRIDAY     7 - 2 - 21

 " I LIKE WHEN PEOPLE HATE YOU , THEY DON'T ASK FOR SHIT ANYMORE " - STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN

 TODAY LINGERED ON. AT 11AM IT FELT LIKE 5PM. I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR STUFF TO DO.

 PHILLIES ARE JUST SICKENING. I ACTUALLY MADE A JOKE TO WHEELS AND SAID ( PHILLIES ARE WINNING 3 - 0 IN 9TH INNING ) , " LET'S WATCH PHILLIES BLOW THIS LEAD AND GO BACK TO WATCHING VIKINGS ".

 PHILLIES BLOW 3 - 0 LEAD AND PADRES TIE IT AT 3 - 3 IN THE 9TH FUCKING INNING. THE GOOD THING.....WE WON IN EXTRA INNINGS.  THE PAIN OF OUR TV ANNOUNCER WAS PRETTY FUNNY....." OH NOOOOOOOO !!! THEY DID IT AGAIN !!! ANOTHER BLOWN SAVE !! HOW IS THIS HAPPENING ?? "

 PHILLIES HAVE BLOWN LEADS IN THEIR LAST 8 OF 9 GAMES. TOTAL BLOWN LEADS IS 22. WE ARE THE BEST IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.....NICE. FUNNY.........WIN ONE THIRD OF THESE GAMES AND YOU'RE IN FIRST PLACE.

 ITALY WINS 2 - 1 OVER BELGIUM TO GAIN SEMI-FINAL MATCH WITH SPAIN. I THOUGHT BELGIUM GETTING PENALTY KICK WAS BOGUS AND SHOULD OF BEEN 2 - 0.

 I DO STILL FIND IT HIGHLY ENTERTAINING THE " INJURIES " DURING THE GAME. YOU WOULD THINK " HURT " PLAYERS WERE SHOT WITH A HIGH CALIBER RIFLE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS WHEN A PLAYER IS SLIGHTLY TOUCHED AND HE FALLS TO THE GROUND LIKE HE WAS PULVERIZED BY AN EXPLODING CANNON BALL. THERE SHOULD BE RULES FOR FAKING :

 1 - IF ON GROUND FOR MORE THAN 30 SECONDS PLAYER MUST LEAVE GAME AND CAN RETURN NEXT STOPPAGE.

 2 - IF DOCTORS OR STAFF VISIT YOU ON FIELD THE PLAYER MUST LEAVE GAME AND CAN NOT RETURN.

 I ACTUALLY ENVISIONED PLAYERS PRACTICING FAKING INJURIES. I CAN HEAR THE COACH SAYING TO PLAYERS , " OK GIUSEPPE , GO BUMP LUIGI .........NOW LUIGI FALL AND WRITHE IN PAIN.........KEEP ROLLING AND HOLD WHERE IT HURTS !!!   BELLA !! BELLA !!! BRAVO !! BRAVO !!!  OK NEXT !!! "

 ALRIGHT ....SOCCER MIGHT NOT BE YOUR GIG.

 THE RAINS CAME AGAIN.

 WE WATCHED 3 VIKINGS. ALL WERE VERY GOOD EXCEPT THE LAST EPISODE.

 STAYING ON COURSE WITH THE NO 3 B'S......BEER , BRANDY , AND BREAD. I HAD A 5 DAY OLD SALAD FOR DINNER THAT WHEN EATING YOU COULD NOT LOOK AT IT. I AM SURE THE " FOOD " INGESTED " IS KILLING FAT STUFF IN MY BELLY RIGHT NOW.

 NEIGHBOR TEXTS ME BEAR ARE IN HIS YARD.

 FACETIMING WITH FAMILY AND 2 FRIENDS......ALWAYS FUN.

 STAYED UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT AND SLEPT DECENT. I DID WAKE UP EARLY WITH A HEADACHE. IT WAS NOT ALCOHOL RELATED. I FIGURED IT WAS THE SALAD....IT WAS SO OLD IT MUTATED INTO BOOZE AND GAVE ME A HANGOVER.

  SATURDAY      7 - 3 - 21

 DAMN POISON IVY STILL ITCHING. THESE PLANTS WOULD SURVIVE A NUCLEAR BLAST.

 DID SOME RUNNING TODAY AND IT WAS FUN.

 - 4HT OF JULY PARADE GOES THROUGH OUR STREETS AND TONS OF PEOPLE LINE UP FROM THEIR LAWNS TO WATCH. I SAW AN OLD FRIEND WHO I PLAYED SOCCER WITH IN HIGH SCHOOL. HE HAD HIS HAIR.

 - HEAD TO CENTER CITY TO PICK UP YOUNGEST. I INSTALL THE " NEW " UMBRELLA , POLE , AND BASE THAT FITS PERFECTLY. I ALSO WEED SOME OF HER BACK YARD , FIX A FENCE , AND GAVE HER MY TRAVEL ROKU.

 - ALL OF US HEAD TO THE DOG PARK. OH MY GOD THIS PLACE IS TOTALLY FUN.......FOR HUMANS TOO. MAZE WAS A NUT JOB AS ALWAYS. MAN THERE WAS A TON OF SPANDEX THERE TODAY. THE TRAIN GOING BY WAS PRETTY COOL TOO.

 DOG PARK STORY - A GIRL SITTING NEXT TO ME SAYS TO HER BOYFRIEND , " DO NOT THROW IT , YOU WILL MISS AGAIN , YOU ALWAYS MISS. " THE BOYFRIEND HAS A " PRESENT " BAG FROM HIS DOG. HE THROWS THE SMALL BAG OF POOP OVER THE FENCE AND MAKES IT IN THE TRASH CAN. HE JOKINGLY YELLS OUT , " APOLOGIZE !! " SHE SAYS SORRY AND I SAY TO HER , " APOLOGIZE ". SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS HE NEVER MAKES IT. HE IS ALWAYS  LIKE 2 FOR 10. " I REPLY , " OH LIKE BEN SIMMONS. " ALL THE PEOPLE IN OUR AREA LAUGH.

 DOG PARK STORY - I AM NEXT TO THIS BEAUTIFUL INDIAN GIRL WITH A PERFECT SMILE ( AND SMALLEST FEET EVER AS WHEELS SAID ). I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT WHERE I SIT DOGS FLOCK TO ME. THIS TIME THEY FLOCKED TO BOTH OF US. IT HAD TO BE 20 DOGS ALL AGAINST US. I SAY TO THE GIRL , " WE MUST BE DOG WHISPERERS OR SOMETHING. "

 DOG PARK STORY - I SAY TO MY ELDEST , " I WISH THE WORLD COULD TAKE A PAGE OUT OF DOG PARKS. LOOK AT THIS , DOGS OF DIFFERENT COLOR , SIZE , AND BREED ALL GETTING ALONG TOGETHER. MAYBE THEY SNIFF EACH OTHERS BUTTS ONCE IN A WHILE BUT THAT IS BETTER THAN GUNS AND VIOLENCE. JUST IMAGINE HUMANS WOULD JUST SNIFF EACH OTHERS BUTTS JUST TO SAY HELLO."  

 - WHEELS AND YOUNGEST WALK TO A BREAKFAST AND COFFEE SHOP. THEY COME BACK WITH EGG & SAUSAGE SANDWICHES ON PRETZEL BREAD. WELP , OFF THE DIET FOR THIS ONE. A GIRL WALKING OUT OF THE DOG PARK SAYS , " OH MY GOD , THEY HAVE THE BEST BREAKFAST SANDWICHES. " WE ALL REPLY IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  ROLL HOME AND THE PARADE IS OVER. SEVERAL PEOPLE TEXT US TO MEET THEM AT THE LOCAL PUB. I DID KINDA MISS THE MECHANIC'S PARTY ACROSS THE STREET. HE HAD A GOOD CROWD. AN OPEN MIC MUSICIAN HAD A GOOD SIZE GET TOGETHER AS HE TEXTED ME AND WHEELS DID HER TRADITION OF VISITING OLD SOFT BALL FRIENDS AROUND THE CORNER.

 WHEELS WALKS TO LOCAL PUB BUT THERE IS TOO MUCH DRAMA AND WALKS RIGHT OUT.  SHE TOLD ME THIS SO WE STAYED IN.

 ELDEST MAKES ME A WRISTLET....I LIKE IT.

 LOCALS SET OFF A TON OF FIREWORKS. THE PUP DID NOT ENJOY THEM AT ALL.....RIGHT TO HER CRATE THAT SHE RARELY GOES IN.

 PHILLIES WITH A SUPER SOLID 4 - 2 WIN OVER THE PADRES AGAIN. THE CLOSER RANGER SUAREZ PITCHED A 1-2-3 INNING IN THE 9TH. THE PHILLIES HAVE NOT HAD A 1-2-3 9TH INNING SAVE SINCE MAY. YEP , MAKES NO SENSE TO ME EITHER.

 UNION HAVE NOT PLAYED IN OVER 2 MONTHS. THEY SHOULD OF KEPT IT THAT WAY BECAUSE THEIR RECORD TYING NON-LOSS STREAK ENDED AND THEY LOST 1 - 0.

 WHEELS AND I FINISH THE FINAL SEASON OF VIKINGS. OVERALL , IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. A WONDERFUL SURPRISE CHARACTER RE-APPEARS IN THE LAST 2 EPISODES. WE CHEERED AND SMILED AS THE CHARACTER TALKED. YEP , WE WERE INTO IT. BOTH OF US YELL HIS NAME OUT !!

 OFF TO BED AND I STAY UP ANOTHER HOUR OR SO. I HAD A DAMN POISON IVY ITCH ON MY ANKLE FOR 45 MINUTES. FINALLY , I FORCED MYSELF JUST NOT TO SCRATCH IT. I AM USING 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF ITCH MEDICATION. ALL OF THEM BLOW.

  SUNDAY          7 - 4 - 21

 A PERFECT JULY 4TH AS I SAW IT.  I NEED FUN GOOD PEOPLE IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. IT WAS A LONG PAST YEAR WITH MANY BATTLES AND OTHER TOUGH THINGS. I CAN NOT BE AROUND ANGRY PEOPLE AT ALL.  SO..........I DIDN'T. THIS WAS A SUPER FUN DAY WITH 5 GIRLS AND A PUP.

 POST A SOCIAL MEDIA AD WITH WHEELS USING POWER TOOLS OVER 28 YEARS AGO. IT WAS WHEN WE WERE BUILDING THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. SHE IS USING A TABLE SAW , POWER MITRE , AND NAIL GUN. MY CAPTION , " TO ME , THERE IS NOTHING SEXIER THAN A WOMAN USING POWER TOOLS. "

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME I GOT BRAND NEW , STILL IN THE BOX , OUTDOOR L.E.D. LIGHTS.  I WILL GIVE THEM TO MY YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO PAINT THE BAR AND BRING HOME A COOLER , BOTTLED WATER , AND WHITE CLAWS.

 AT HOME WHEELS AND I LOAD UP WITH THE PUP. WE HEAD NORTH AND SHE DRIVES.  WE HAVE A TON OF SUPPLIES , FOOD , AND BEDDING.

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED 11 - 1. WELP , IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED.

 WE STOP AT WAWA TO PICK UP AN ITALIAN HOAGIE AND A SALAD. TRY TO GUESS WHO GOT THE SALAD? I WEIGHED IN TODAY AND LOST 13 POUNDS ON MY 2ND FULL WEEK.

 STOP AT THE LOCAL MARKET TO PICK UP SUPPLIES FOR DINNER. WHEELS WENT IN AND I DID SOMETHING FUN. I ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW AND LET MAZE STICK HER HEAD OUT. EACH PASSING PERSON SHE VIGOROUSLY WAGGED HER TAIL. IT WAS REWARDING WHEN 10 PEOPLE CAME UP TO MY VAN TO SAY HELLO AND PET MAZE. THE DOG BRINGS JOY EVERYWHERE AND IT'S EXACTLY WHAT I NEED.

 WHEELS COMES OUT OF THE STORE AND SAYS , " AN OLDER WOMAN WITH NO DENTURES COMES UP TO ME. I THOUGHT I WAS BEING ROBBED UNTIL SHE SAID CAN YOU FIX MY BRA ? "

 WE ARRIVE AND IT IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE. IT LOOKED LIKE IT RAINED EARLIER BUT NOW THE SUN WAS PEEKING OUT.  WE EAT AND THAN UNLOAD. WE TOOK ALL BEDDING FROM HOME AND ARE NOW RETURNING IT THINKING OUR RENTERS DO NOT HAVE TO BRING BEDDING ANYMORE. GOOD GOD HALF THE VAN WAS BEDDING.

 IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL HERE AND I ALWAYS SAY , " AT HOME I BE LIKE , NAAAAAHH , I'M NOT HEADING NORTH. THAN WHEN WE'RE HERE AND I REALIZE IT'S ALWAYS THE RIGHT CHOICE TO DRIVE UP. "

 WE TAKE A WALK AROUND THE LAKE WITH THE PUP. PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GATHER , SET UP TENTS , AND PLAY EXCELLENT MUSIC WHICH WE CAN HEAR PERFECTLY FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE. SOUND TRAVELS LIKE A PERFECT MUSIC SPEAKER ACROSS THE WATER.

 THE KIDS ARRIVE AND PURE JOY FILLS MY HEART. I JUST ABSOLUTELY ENJOY BEING WITH THEM.

 THEY SETTLE IN AND I TAKE THEM FOR ICE CREAM. WE MEET SOME VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND OUR NEIGHBORS WHO FEED THE BEAR. I TAKE PICTURES AND WE ALSO WALK DOWN TO A CABOOSE TRAIN AND TAKE PICTURES THERE.

 TAKE A RIDE TO A LOCAL PARK THAT I HAD THESE KIDS AT 5 YEARS AGO. OF COURSE THEY CLIMB EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE BATTING CAGE WHERE THERE IS A BIG SIGN , " DO NOT CLIMB CAGE ". I GIGGLED AT THESE REBELS " TRY " TOP REMOVE THE SIGN.

 BACK HOME I CLEAN THE BBQ , INSTALL HEAT PLATES ( OF COURSE THEY DIDN'T FIT AND I HAD TO MACGYVER THEM ) , AND LEAF BLOW THE DECK WHILE WHEELS PREPS DINNER.  I BBQ BURGERS AND DOGS. WE ALL SIT DOWN ON THIS PICTURE PERFECT DAY. PEOPLE ARE STILL GATHERING FOR THE FESTIVITIES TONIGHT. WE LISTEN TO THE LAKE SIDE MUSIC AND ENJOY EACH OTHER'S COMPANY. OF COURSE I PLAY WITH THE 4 GIRLS TOTALLY.

 ON THE DECK WE PLAY CARDS AND CONTINUE LISTENING TO MUSIC BEING PLAYED ACROSS THE LAKE BY PARTIERS. THEY PLAYED OLD SCHOOL MUSIC WHICH WAS PERFECT. WHAT CRACKED ME UP THESE KIDS KNEW THE WORDS TO THESE OLD MOTOWN SONGS.

 I WAS KINDA HOPING THE BIG FIREWORKS WOULD BE TONIGHT INSTEAD OF LAST NIGHT. APPARENTLY , A HUGE FIREWORK DISPLAY WAS LAST NIGHT AND WE MISSED IT. IT KINDA SUCKED.........BUT........WE GOT LUCKY !!!!

 HERE IS HOW IT WENT - RENTERS LEFT SPARKLERS AND SNAP CAPS. WE GO DOWN TO THE LAKE AND SET THEM OFF. IT WAS FUN AND I VIDEOED THE KIDS. I POSTED EVERYTHING SO THE FAMILIES OF THE KIDS COULD SEE. THE MOMS , DADS , FAMILY , AND FRIENDS ALL POSTED NICE COMMENTS. TO ME FACEBOOK IS EXCELLENT FOR COMMUNICATING WITH FAMILY FRIENDS.

 SPEAKING OF FACEBOOK. A LONG TIME FRIEND MIKE H. ( AND HIS BROTHER BIG BEN ) POSTED HIS BIRTHDAY. I WROTE TO MIKE , " HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER AND LET'S GO RIDING SOME DAY. MY TREAT FOR LUNCH. WE BOTH OWN MOTORCYCLES. MIKE AND BEN RESPONDED WITH OVER 200 FAMILY AND THEIR GOOD FRIENDS ALL WISHING MIKEY A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. MIKE HAS A TON FO REALLY GOOD FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK.

 KINDA BUMMING WE MISSED THE BIG FIREWORKS FROM LAST NIGHT BUT THAN 3 DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PARTIERS BEGIN SETTING OFF HUGE BOMBS OF PYRO TECHNIQUES. I MEAN THESE WERE BIG AND THEY SHOT THEM OFF FOR OVER 90+ MINUTES.  THE KIDS DECIDE TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS ON THE LAKE USING A CANOE. I HELP THEM CAST OFF AND THEY STAYED OUT THERE FOR OVER AN HOUR AND LOVED IT. TWO TIMES I CHECKED ON THEM AND THEY WERE JUST GIDDY WITH DELIGHT.....WHICH MADE ME HAPPY.

 WHEELS AND I STAY INSIDE WHILE THE BOOMING FIREWORKS GO OFF. THE ONE THING THAT CONCERNED US BIG TIME WAS MAZE BEING SUPER SCARED AND SHAKING. THIS DOG REALLY FEARS THE LOAD BOOMS. WE FELT SO BAD. THE REST OF THE NIGHT ALL OF US CUDDLED WITH HER TO SHOW SUPPORT.

 I HEAD TO BED ON THIS PERFECT DAY AND NIGHT. I COULD NOT ASK TO BE WITH BETTER PEOPLE. EVEN MY POISON IVY IS FADING. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW NICE THIS WHOLE DAY WAS. THAN REALITY PUTS ME BACK IN MY PLACE AS MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF.....A BAND CANCELED FOR NEXT WEEK. YEP....ALMOST THE PERFECT DAY.

  MONDAY      7 - 5 - 21

 ANOTHER PERFECT DAY...........

 THE KIDS DID THEIR THING LIKE SHOPPING AND GOING TO THE POOL ( ONLY ONES THERE ). 

 ME....PUNCH LIST STUFF. IT REALLY SEEMED UNENDING.

 PUNCH LIST : ( IT SEEMED LIKE IT NEVER ENDED AND HALF I FORGOT TO WRITE HERE )

 - WATER HEATER CLOSET HAS A TON OF CONDENSATION.  I MEAN THERE IS A LOT. THIS IS CAUSED BY THE WATER IN THE PIPE IS COLDER THAN THE AIR AROUND IT. I BELIEVE I NEED TO WRAP THE PIPES WITH FOAM.

 - ACCESSED THE ATTIC AND HAD MY YOUNGEST GO UP AND ADD LIGHT BULBS TO THE SOCKETS WHERE THE BULBS WERE BURNT OUT. I AM TOO FAT TO ENTER. NO FLYING SQUIRRELS WHICH WAS NICE.

 - FLEX SPRAYED BOTH CANOES.  I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS EACH TIME I AM HERE TO TRY TO PRESERVE THEM.

 - HAD YOUNGEST GO UP ON AWNING TO LEAF BELOW ITS ROOF. I DID THE LOWER DECK. OF COURSE I HAD ALL 4 GIRLS CLIMB UP AND I TOOK PICTURES OF THEM AND POSTED. IT WAS CUTE.

 - HUNG A FISHING PICTURE IN THE MUD ROOM.

 - TESTED A MILLION WATT SPOT LIGHT. JESUS IT IS BRIGHT.

 - ATTEMPTED 20 TIMES TO REMOVE A BOTTLE AND PLASTIC STICK IN A TREE ABOUT 30 FEET HIGH. I WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.

 - PULLED OUT CAULK FROM A SHOWER STALL SEAM. I APPLIED NEW CAULK AND PLACED A FAN OUT TO DRY IT AND TO PUT ANOTHER COAT OF CAULK LATER.

 - REPLACED ANY BULBS OUT.

 - CHECKED AND GAVE L.E.D. LIGHTS TO YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATE.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO HARDWARE STORE AND IT WAS CLOSED. I ADAPTED AND WENT TO FOOD MARKET. I ALSO FILLED TANK OF THE VAN.

 - FIX A DRAWER WITH GORILLA GLUE. IT WORKED EXCELLENT AND THAN I REALIZED A BOTTOM RAIL OF THE DRAWER IS GONE. A FRICKIN' RENTER THREW IT OUT. I STILL GOT IT PUT TOGETHER VERY NICELY. I ALSO FOUND SOME WATER UNDER THE CABINET.....OH MAN. I AM HOPING THE DISHWASHER OVERFLOWED ONCE AND THAT WAS THE CULPRIT. I KNOW IT DID AT LEAST ONE TIME BECAUSE IT WAS ME PUTTING " DAWN LIQUID " IN INSTEAD OF REGULAR DISHWASHING DETERGENT. MAN THAT STUFF BUBBLES.

 - TOUCH-UP MAIN TABLE USING CRAYONS. YEP.....HARDWARE STORE WAS CLOSED SO I COULD NOT BUY PUTTY STICKS SO I USED A BROWN CRAYON.

 - REPLACED BATTERIES ON ALL TV REMOTES. ONE TV DID NOT EVEN WORK AND 2 REMOTES WERE MIXED. I HAD TO FIGURE OUT AND FIX ALL OF THESE.  RENTERS.......GRRRR.

 - HAD LUNCH....A ROAST BEEF AND PROVOLONE ON EZEKIEL BREAD. WHITE BREAD HAS MORE CARBS BUT EZEKIEL BREAD HAS NO SUGAR , SALT , OR FAT. THE BREAD WAS ACTUALLY OKAY.

 - CHECKED , CLEANED , AND EMPTIED CONTAINERS ON 3 VACUUMS. I TRY TO DO THIS EVERY TIME I COME HERE.

 - WALK THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE. A NICE YOUNG COUPLE STOPPED TO PET MAZE. THE GIRL WAS A SMOKE SHOW. I ALSO SAW MY NEIGHBOR WHO SAID SHE SAW 2 PORCUPINES. SHE BELIEVES WE DO NOT SEE THEM AS MUCH BECAUSE THEY CLIMB TREES. I HAD TO " GOOGLE " IF PORCUPINES CLIMB TREES. TO MY TOTAL SURPRISE....THEY DO.

 - MADE A MACGYVER PVC HOOK FOR OUR GARDEN HOSE TO HANG IN THE HEATER CLOSET. I KEEP THINKING OF WAYS TO CONSOLIDATE THE CLOSET AND GET THINGS OFF THE GROUND. IT WAS ACTUALLY A PLASTIC DRAIN TRAP.

 - HUNG A HUMIDIFIER BAG IN THE HEATER CLOSET.

 - RE-HUNG AMERICA FLAGS OUTSIDE. WE ACTUALLY DID THIS 3 DAYS AGO.

  ALL DONE FOR THE DAY AND I HAD A HEADACHE. I TOOK SOME ADVIL AND WATCHED HARRY POTTER FOR A LITTLE BIT WITH THE KIDS.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK WITH THE PUP AND VISIT KIDS AT THE POOL. IT WAS AWESOME AS THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE. I LET MAZE RUN AROUND AND SHE LOVED IT.

 ELDEST CALLS US FROM HOME AND WE TALK. THIS WAS A VERY NICE SURPRISE.

 BACK HOME THE KIDS PICK UP PIZZA. WHEELS EATS WITH THEM OUTSIDE BUT I STAYED INSIDE. I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO SEE MY FAVORITE PIZZA. LATER I HAD PEPPERONI AND SHARP CHEESE. I WAS NOT SUPER HUNGRY BECAUSE OF MY HEAD ACHE.

 THE KIDS PUT ON A SUPER SILLY MOVIE. BUT , IT HAD SOME FUNNY SCENES. I THOUGHT THE MUSIC WAS GOOD BUT THE MOVIE OVERALL WAS NOT THE BEST. WE WERE IN A FUN MOOD SO WE DID LAUGH AND WERE ENTERTAINED SO I GUESS THAT IS THE BIG PICTURE. THE 2006 JACK BLACK MOVIE WAS CALLED TENACIOUS D IN : THE PICK OF DESTINY. YEP.......THAT IS THE NAME.

 PHILLIES OPEN GAME UP IN 8TH AND 9TH INNING TO WIN 13 - 3. THE CUBS RAN OUT OF PITCHERS SO THEY PUT IN A RIGHT FIELDER TO PITCH. PHILLIES ARE HITTING HOME RUNS LEFT AND RIGHT. IT WAS FUNNY WHEN JOHN KRUK SAID , " I WONDER IF THEY ARE GOING TO CHECK HIS GLOVE AND CAP AFTER THE INNING. "

 WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD....ESPECIALLY THE ENDING.

 I HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP UNTIL 8AM AGAIN. I DID PEE SEVERAL TIMES BUT IT IS NICE TO SEE THIS LATER SLEEPING. AGAIN , LOSING WEIGHT AND NOT DRINKING BEER/BRANDY HAS TO BE A CAUSE.

 IT WAS ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND. BEING SURROUNDED BY GOOD FUN NICE PEOPLE WITH ZERO DRAMA IS DOWN RIGHT REWARDING.

  TUESDAY        7 - 6 - 21

 VIVA ITALIA !!!!!.............EH , YOU PROBABLY DON'T CARE ONE BIT. BUT LET ME SHOW YOU WHY IT IS KINDA POPULAR OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

 START MORNING AGAIN AROUND 8AM. I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM SLEEPING IN. A SHOWER AND SHAVE AND READY TO GO.

 MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL. ONE OF MY YOUNGEST FRIENDS WOULD LIKE COFFEE. SHE IS WORKING ONLINE TODAY. WE DRIVE TO THE MARKET AND SHE GETS A BUNCH OF ICED COFFEE AND I GET SOME WORMS FOR FISHING. SHE TAKES OUT HER CREDIT CARD TO PAY BUT I INSIST TO PAY THE BILL. SHE SAYS , " OH MAN THANK YOU. WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU ? " I REPLY , " HMMMMMM......FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS YOU MUST AGREE WITH EVERYTHING I SAY WHEN I ASK A YES OR NO QUESTION. " SHE AGREES AND GIGGLES.

 YES , THE NEXT 12 HOURS I USE HER TO AGREE WITH ME. JUST PICTURE SILLY QUESTIONS ASKED IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE GROUP AND SHE IS ALWAYS AGREEING WITH ME. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. I HAD TO LET HER OFF THE HOOK AND WE TOLD THE STORY TO EVERYONE. WE ALL WERE PLAYING THE GAME " PRESIDENT " WHEN MY REQUESTS WERE JUST TOO SILLY....AND SHE KEPT RELUCTANTLY AGREEING.

 SOME PROJECTS OF COURSE :

 - RE-CAULK SHOWER ON 2ND FLOOR AND CLEAN UP.

 - CAULK OUTSIDE SLIDING SCREEN DOOR ON BALCONY DECK.

 - FIX BBQ SHELF.

 - CLEAN ALL WINDOW SILLS.

 - SECURE A LOOSE PANEL TO THE STATIONARY GLASS DOOR ON THE BALCONY DECK SLIDER.

 - REMOVE LAWN MOWER AND GORILLA LADDER FROM CRAWL SPACE.

 - SET-UP LADDER ON A TREE AND CLIMB TO THE TOP. I THAN USE A DOG LEASH RUNNER TO THROW AT A BOTTLE AND PLASTIC STICK WEDGED IN A TREE BRANCH 30 FEET IN THE AIR. I HIT AND REMOVED IT ON MY 2ND THROW.

 - INSTALLED A WINDOW A/C AND MADE SIDE CUTOUTS OF CARDBOARD. IT WAS THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE WEEK AND IT WAS HUMID. WE LET THE A/C RUN AND IT WORKED PERFECT.

 - LEAF BLEW MAIN AND BALCONY DECK.

 - USING A WET/DRY VAC I SUCKED UP A BUNCH OF MOTHS. THE RAIN REALLY MADE THEM SEEK SHELTER UNDER OUR AWNING........NOT ANYMORE.

 - INSTALLED DUAL WINDOW FAN IN MY ROOM. IT WAS LIKE ICE IN THE MORNING.

  BY 2PM WHEELS AND THE GIRLS ARE FISHING.

 BY 2:30PM I AM WATCHING ITALY VS SPAIN IN THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE EURO CHAMPIONSHIP. SPAIN COMPLETELY OUTPLAYED ITALY IN ALL CATEGORIES. SOME HOW ITALY GETS A GOAL ON A MISTAKE BY A DEFENSEMAN OF SPAIN. BUT SPAIN TIES IT WITH 20 MINUTES LEFT AT 1 - 1 AND I KNEW IT WAS COMING AND SPAIN DESERVED IT. THEY ARE DOMINATING THE GAME. I SAID TO MYSELF , " THE ONLY WAY ITALY HAS A CHANCE TO WIN THIS GAME IS IN A SHOOT-OUT. " WELL , AFTER TWO 15 MINUTE OVERTIMES IT WENT TO A SHOOT-OUT. ITALY WINS 4 - 2. IT WAS NICE TO SEE AND FUN TO WATCH ITALY WIN BUT THE BETTER TEAM DID LOSE HERE.

 I GO OUTSIDE AND BE THE GIRLS BAIT-MAN. IT WAS FUN AS THEY CAUGHT FISH EVERY COUPLE OF MINUTES. I TOOK PICTURES. LATER I DID TAKE PICTURES OF ALL 4 GIRLS UP ON THE AWNING ROOF.

 BACK INSIDE THE GIRLS GO TO SHOP FOR DINNER. TONIGHT THEY ARE MAKING DINNER FOR WHEELS AND I. A VODKA SAUCE WITH PENN PASTA LESS THE VODKA.  I AM ON A NO PASTA DIET AND SAY I NEED A SMALL BOWL. I FIND ONE BUT THAN WHEELS SAYS , " YOU SAID YOU WANTED A " SMALL " BOWL SO HERE YOU ARE. " SHE REPLACES MY ALREADY VERY SMALL BOWL WITH A SOUFFLÉ SIZE CUP BOWL.  I BELIEVE 3 PIECES OF PENNE FIT IN IT. WELL , AT LEAST I TRIED THE PASTA.

 WATCH ANOTHER THE HANDMAIDS TALE. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. MY BROTHER ASKS ME FOR ANY NEW SHOWS. I TELL TRY ONE EPISODE OF THIS. HE RESPONDS , " I DON'T WATCH GIRLS IN BONNETS. HIS TASTE AND MY TASTE IN TV ARE QUITE DIFFERENT.

 WHEELS SAW A HUMMING BIRD.....KINDA COOL.

 WE LISTEN TO MUSIC AND PLAY CARDS. IT WAS FUN AS WE PLAYED PRESIDENT , HEARTS , KNOCK RUMMY , AND OLD MAID. I HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST.

 ELDEST CALLS IN WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. WE TALKED FACETME FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. SHE ADDED SOME FRIENDS IN TOO.

 ONE FRIEND MAKES BROWNIES WITH ALMONDS. IT SMELLED WONDERFUL DURING THE CARD GAME. I HAD NONE......BLOW. I CONTINUE TO DRINK WATER WITH LEMON & LIME WEDGES. I DID GET SOME GREEN TEA TOO.

 DURING THE CARD GAMES I WATCH THE PHILLIES ON MY CELL PHONE. THEY SCORE 15 RUNS AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE HITTING. THEY DID GIVE UP 10 RUNS WHICH WASN'T SO NICE. NOLA DID PRETTY GOOD AND THE BULL PEN BLEW ASS AGAIN. JAKE ARIETTA , A FORMER PHIL , AND NOW BACK WITH THE CUBS....GOT FRIGGIN' SMOKED AND DID NOT LAST 1+ INNINGS.

 SUNS WIN GAME 1 OVER BUCKS......EASILY.

 WATCHED ITALY FANS CELEBRATING WHEN THE FINAL SHOOT-OUT GOAL WAS MADE. THE YOU-TUBE VIDEOS WERE AWESOME TO SEE ESPECIALLY IN ROME TO A PACKED PLAZA AREA.....HOLY CRAP THERE HAD TO BE 50,000 PEOPLE IN THE AREA. THEY ALSO SHOW THE SPAIN FANS.....KINDA FELT BAD. ITALY HAD 95% MEN CHEERING. SPAIN HAD 70% HOT GIRLS WATCHING......AT LEAST IN THE VIDEOS I SAW.

 OH , THE VIDEOS IN RESTAURANTS AND CAFE'S ARE SO EMOTIONAL. PEOPLE ARE NOT DRINKING OR EATING OR SITTING....JUST GLUED TO THE TV. WHEN THE FINAL SHOOT-OUT GOAL GOES IN....ELATION !!

 AN ABSOLUTE WONDERFUL DAY HANGING WITH ALL THESE GIRLS. THE JOKES ROLLED THE ENTIRE TIME AND I SO ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY.

 OFF TO BED AFTER 12 MIDNIGHT WHICH IS LATE FOR ME. I CAN'T SAY I SLEPT SUPER GOOD BECAUSE I SAW THE CLOCK AT 2M , 4AM , 5AM , 7AM , AND FINALLY GOT UP AROUND 7:40AM. THOUGH.....IT FELT LIKE I SLEPT GOOD.

 QUOTES ABOUT ITALY GAME ( ALL ITALIANS )

 - " FOOTBALL IS A RELIGION IN ITALY ".

 - " THIS IS WHY IT'S CALLED THE BEAUTIFUL GAME "

  WEDNESDAY     7 - 7 - 21

 ANOTHER WONDERFUL DAY AND NIGHT.

 ENGLAND WINS 2 - 1 OVER DENMARK ON VERY CONTROVERSIAL PENALTY.  ITALY VS ENGLAND FOR CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY AT 3PM. PLEASE DO NOT TEXT OR CALL ME BETWEEN 3 TO 6PM.

 TAMPA BAY WINS

 PHILLIES LOSE WITH WHEELER ?

 START DAY WITH PROJECTS AND DRIVING TO THE HARDWARE STORE.

 PROJECTS :

 - SQUEEZE MY LARGE ASS INTO THE HEATER CLOSET TO APPLY FOAM PADDING AROUND ALL COPPER PIPES THAT WERE SWEATING.

 - SECURE A BBQ SHELF.

 - VAC BUGS UNDER AWNING AND LEAF BLOW. THIS IS MY NEW MORNING TRADITION.

 - WALK PUP AND A DOE HAS A STARE OFF WITH MAZE. THE DOE HAD 2 TINY FAWN BEHIND HER.

 - SECURE CANOES AND I FOUND THE LOST KEY. UNFORTUNATELY , MY YOUNGEST THREW OUT THE BRAND NEW LOCK THAT WAS LOST.

 - WALK PUP AROUND THE LAKE.

 - TEST MILLION WATT SPOT LIGHT. MAN THAT SUCKER IS BRIGHT.

 - TEST DISHWASHER FOR LEAK. ALL SEEMS OKAY.,

 - OTHER JOBS I JUST FORGOT.

 ALL OF US GO TO WOODIE'S LUNCHEONETTE.  YOU JUST CAN'T RUIN BREAKFAST AND THEY DIDN'T. THE WAITER WAS EXCELLENT ACROSS THE BOARD.

 STOP AT THRIFT SHOP. KIDS BUY SOME STUFF.

 BACK HOME I TOTALLY CRASH AND FALL ASLEEP FOR 2 HOURS. IT WAS THE MOST TIRED I EVER BEEN. I TOOK SOME ADVIL TOO.

 KIDS GO TO HAWK FALLS. ONE OF THEM CLIMBS THE FALLS OF COURSE. THEY SAID THE WATER WAS LIKE ICE.

 THEY ALSO DRIVE TO BOULDER FIELD WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE TO CHECK OUT. THE FIELD OF BOULDERS IS OVER 30,000 YEARS OLD.

 BACK HOME THE KIDS CLEAN UP AND WE HEAD TO ARE FAVORITE RESTAURANT.....CHARLIE WEAVER'S. AS ALWAYS IT WAS AWESOME. I HAD A GOOD TIME WITH ALL THE GIRLS. THE KIDS GET DESERTS TO TAKE HOME.

 AT HOME WE CLOSE ALL THE LIGHTS TO SET THE MOOD FOR A MOVIE. WE WATCH THE NEWLY RELEASED DISNEY FLICK CALLED LUCA. IT WAS GOOD THOUGH I DID FALL ASLEEP THROUGH HALF OF IT. THE KIDS SHARD THEIR DESERTS.

 EARLIER WHEELS AND I WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

 OFF TO BED AFTER MIDNIGHT AND SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.  ONE OF THE WORST NIGHTS I CAN REMEMBER. I WAS LITERALLY UP ALL THE WAY TO 5:15AM. I FORCED MYSELF TO FALL ASLEEP JUST ONE TIME. I DID AND GOT UP AT 7:40AM.

 OLD BARTENDER WHO STOLE FROM US CONFRONTS ME IN THE BACK PARKING LOT OF THE NAIL. MY NEIGHBOR SEES ME AND SAYS , " LOOK AT THEM ? " HE REPEATS IT TWICE AND I DON'T EVEN TURN AROUND AND SAY , " YEAH , I SEE THEM YESTERDAY. " THE NEIGHBOR , FROM HIS NEW PATIO OUT BACK , POINTED TO 2 BALD EAGLES,.......A MALE AND FEMALE. I LOOK AT THEM AND SEE ONE BRIGHT BALD EAGLE AND ANOTHER THAT IS LIGHTLY BROWN. MEANWHILE , THE BARTENDER WHO STOLL FROM US OVER YEARS AND YEARS CONFRONTS ME AND SAYS IT WAS MY FAULT. HE SAYS , " REMEMBER WHEN YOU HIRED ME FOR THE FENCE JOB AND WHILE I WORKED YOU REMOVED YOUR TRUCK WINDSHIELD ? I DID ALL THE WORK. " I REPLY , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?! THAT IS YOUR FUCKING ARGUMENT ? I HIRED YOU. I COULD OF GONE TO SLEEP OR WASHED MY CAR OR ANYTHING BECAUSE I HIRED YOU. IF IT WAS REVERSE THAN YOU HAVE A POINT.....UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. "  HE KEEPS APPROACHING ME LIKE HE WANTS TO FIGHT BUT I CLOSE THE BACK DOOR IN IS FACE.........dream ends.

  THURSDAY     7 - 8 - 21

  LET THE KIDS CHILL...........I WAS ENVIOUS.

 START MORNING BLOGGING , EMAILING , CUTTING THE LAWN ( IN THE RAIN ) , RE-ORGANIZING AN ENTIRE HEATER CLOSET , PUTTING LAWNMOWER BACK INTO CRAWL SPACE AND SEAL DOORS , CLEANING , LOADING UP , AND ROLLING OUT. THE KIDS WILL STAY ANOTHER NIGHT.

 WHEELS AND I MAKE A PITSTOP FOR A FB MARKETPLACE SALE AND CONTINUE OUR WAY HOME.

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND SETTLE IN. I UNLOAD AND TRY TO REST. I SLEPT BAD AGAIN.

 TALKING TO " HOLLYWOOD " , WHO IS LITERALLY AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KNOWLEDGE ON WEIGHT-LOSS TOLD ME MY HEADACHES AND SUPER TIREDNESS IS FROM " KETOSIS FLU ". MY BODY IS DRAINING ALL WATER AND NOT TELLING MY BRAIN I AM DEHYDRATED. I NEED ELECTROLYTES LIKE GATORADE ZERO TO COMPENSATE. HE WAS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING AND TOOK OFF WORK LAST FRIDAY. HE TEXTED ME A BOOK OF INFORMATION.....WHICH I APPRECIATED.

 I LEAD KIDS TO A FREE YARD SALE IN OUR DEVELOPMENT. THEY WERE EXCITED TO GET A BUNCH OF CANDLES AND A BOOK. THEY ALSO LOOKED FOR A LOST BANDANNA AT CHARLIE WEAVER'S RESTAURANT BUT NO LUCK. LATER , THEY HAD SUSHI AND WATCHED ANOTHER DISNEY MOVIE..... " FLUSHED AWAY ". I WAS JEALOUS.

 WHAT SUCKS ( BUT GOOD ) , OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS RENTED EVERY DAY UNTIL EARLY SEPTEMBER. GONNA MISS IT.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL IN THE RAIN. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN AND USE THE NEW LETTERS. THE OLD LETTERS REALLY FADED FROM THE SUN.....FROM TOTALLY CLEAR TO LIGHT BROWN.

 I MESS AROUND WITH OUR BIG TV FOR OVER AN HOUR. THE PATRONS PLAY VIDEO GAMES EVERY SUNDAY AND APPARENTLY IT SEEMED TO RUIN THE HDMI PORT....SO BLOWS. A CLEAR PICTURE IS GONE AS I HAD TO REVERT BACK TO A REGULAR COAXIAL CABLE LINE. THE PICTURE IS BAD. I WAS SO BUMMED.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE 8 - 0 WIN AGAIN OVER CUBS.......LOTSA HOME RUNS. MILLER HAD 3. ONE MORE SERIES BEFORE THE ALL STAR BREAK AGAINST THE RED SOX.....UGH.

 UNION TIE ( IF YOU SEMI-CARE )

 SUNS GO UP 2 - 0 OVER BUCKS.

 A GOOD CROWD AGAIN FOR JUST JAM OPEN MIC. THIS IS REALLY BUILDING MOMENTUM. EVERYONE IS SUPER COOL , FUN , PARTIES , AND TIPS. ONE LOYAL MUSICIAN BOUGHT 5 SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS. I THOUGHT THAT WAS AWESOME. AT LEAST 5 MUSICIANS THANKED ME 10 TIMES FOR BEING OPEN DESPITE THE PANDEMIC. EACH TIME I RESPONDED " NO....THANK YOU ". WITHOUT THE NAIL MY LIFE WOULD BLOW.

 BY 12 MIDNIGHT IT WINDED DOWN. WHAT A FUN NIGHT. I ROLL OUT BY 12:30AM.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP AND SETTLE IN BED. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST BUT ALSO NOT THE WORST.

 I DID HAVE ANOTHER DREAM ABOUT THE LONG TIME FRIEND AND WORKER WHO STOLE FROM US FOR YEARS.

 YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS ? I GOT UP AT 6AM WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS 8AM. THE PUP WOKE ME AND HAD TO BE WALKED. LUCKILY ( OR UNLUCKILY FOR HER ) WHEELS WAS UP AT THE SAME TIME.

  FRIDAY   7 - 10 - 21

  ALL HANDS ON DECK .......

   NORMAL ROUTINE AND ADD IN AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

   KIDS ENJOY A 2ND DAY AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND MAKE IT HOME SAFELY.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AROUND 6PM AND TRY TO FIX THE MAIN TV AGAIN BUT FAIL. I ORDER A HDMI SPLITTER. I GET 5 OTHER PROJECTS DONE TOO.

 PUT A FACEBOOK POST OUT TO HELP BOOK NEXT FRIDAY. ONLY ONE BAND WAS SCHEDULED. IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS 2 MORE BANDS ADDED TO THE NIGHT. FACEBOOK WORKS....AND FB MARKETPLACE MIGHT WORK TOMORROW TOO.

 A BIG CROWD COMES TO MY SURPRISE AND MAN WHAT A NIGHT. THE BAND THE UNSKUNKABLES IS A 7 PIECE OLD SCHOOL ROCK BAND THAT PLAYS ALL YOUR OLD SCHOOL FAVORITES. THE WHOLE CROWD KNEW EACH OTHER WHICH MADE IT EVEN MORE FUN. SOME FRIENDS BACK-IN-THE-DAY SHOWED UP WHEN I PLAYED SOCCER FOR THE " GREEN " TEAM.........HOLY CRAP THAT IS 45 YEARS AGO !! ONLY TEAM TO GO UNDEFEATED AND WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP BY THE WAY.

  SOME FRIENDS FROM MY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNUNCIATION BVM. I ALSO FOUND OUT SISTER MARY DIED AT 84 YEARS OLD. I THOUGHT SHE BE AT LEAST A HUNGE.

 ONE GUY FREQUENTED THE NAIL 30 YEARS AGO AND SAID , " THE NAIL WAS THE PLACE TO GO BECAUSE OF THE KISS PINBALL MACHINE ".

 THE BAND OFFERED FREE DOOR COVER SO THIS GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO RUN WITH THE BARTENDER. I LOVED TONIGHT AND SO MANY PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME TO THANK US FOR BEING OPEN AND STICKING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.

 THE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT AND THE CROWD JUST KEPT COMING IN. WE RAN HARD ALL NIGHT.

 I HAD A GREAT TIME WITH THE MUSIC , BAND , FANS , AND THE BARTENDER.

 THE ONLY HICCUP OF THE NIGHT WAS AN INDIAN GUY MASSAGING HIS BALLS. I ESCORTED HIM OUT. HE TIPPED VERY WELL. I MOVED HIS BARSTOOL DOWN 3 SPOTS AND TOOK ANOTHER ONE TO SIT IN. I MEAN HIS BALLS WAS RIGHT ON THE SEAT.

 HOME AND IN BED BY 2AM. I HUNG OUT WITH MY YOUNGEST AND PUP AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE NIGHT. THIS WAS FUN FUN NIGHT.

 UP AT 6AM TO START IT ALL OVER AGAIN.........I HOPE.

  SATURDAY      7 - 10 - 21

 ABOUT AS NORMAL AS IT GETS.............

 FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN - TOOK A RIDE TO PLYMOUTH MEETING. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS DEAL. L.E.D. RECESSED LIGHTS FOR FREE. A REALLY NICE WOMAN SAID SHE HAD 9 LIGHTS. IT ACTUALLY WAS 9 BOXES AND 4 OF THE BOXES HAD 2 LIGHTS. I GOT 13 BRAND NEW , NEVER USED , RECESSED LIGHTS. I ARRIVE AND WE TALK. SHE SAYS YOU HAVE TO TRY THESE. SHE HAS A CHERRY JAR AND I TRY 3. I HAVE TO ADMIT THEY WERE PRETTY DAMN GOOD. CHERRIES DIPPED INTO CHOCOLATE SOAKED IN MOONSHINE.

 BACK HOME I START MY DAY BY CUTTING LAWNS. THIS IS NOT ALWAYS FUN BUT GRASS WAS GETTING KINDA HIGH.

 YOUNGEST GETS PICKED UP BY FRIENDS AND GOES TO A FRIENDS HIP HOP CONCERT. I LIKE SEEING THIS SUPPORT.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD.

 HUNG OUT WITH YOUNGEST AND PUP. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE...........BEFORE SHE WENT TO CONCERT.

 ROLL TO THE NAIL ON MOTORCYCLE WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

 WHAT IS NOT NICE...... THE OPENING ACT IS 1 1/2 HOURS EARLY. I AM NOT A FAN OF THIS. I AM ALSO NOT A FAN OF THEM SAYING THEY NEVER GOT THE GROUP EMAILS. WE'VE BEEN SENDING THEM ALL WEEK FOR DETAILS OF THE SHOW TONIGHT. THEY WERE POLITE BUT WHEN YOU TELL ME " ALOT " OF PEOPLE WILL SHOW AND THEY LIKE TO DO UP TO 2 HOURS.....MY ANTENNAS GO UP. WEIRDEST LOAD-IN EVER.

 INDIAN GUY SHOWED UP AGAIN. ANY CROTCH SCRATCHING AND HE WAS OUTTA HERE.

 IT WAS NICE TO SEE OUR DOORMAN AND BARTENDER. THE SHOW MOVED ALONG AND I HELPED WITH MY NORMAL ROUTINE. IT ALMOST FELT NORMAL. IT WAS A GOOD TIME TALKING WITH FANS , MUSICIANS , WORKERS , AND JOKING AROUND OF COURSE.

 HOME LATE NIGHT I CHILL WITH A NIGHTCAP AND HEAD TO BED.

 THERE IS LIKE 10 THINGS I WANTED TO WRITE ABOUT BUT FORGOT ALL OF THEM.

  SUNDAY       7 - 11 - 21

 VIVA ITALIA !!! .....................

 I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM MY A/C TECH IN 3 MONTHS. I ACTUALLY GOT CONCERNED SOMETHING HAPPENED TO HIM AFTER REPEATED TEXT AND CALL ATTEMPTS. SO....FACEBOOK TO THE RESCUE AGAIN ( FOR THE 1,000TH TIME ). I CONTACTED A NIECE AND DAUGHTER AND THEY GOT BACK TO ME SAYING HE IS ILL. LATER AT NIGHT HE CALLED ME.

 A FRIEND OF OURS HAS A HEART ATTACK. HE SEEMS OKAY NOW.

  START MY MORNING OFF BY LOADING THE VAN WITH MY GORILLA LADDER , ROOF MUCK , AND A PAPER CUTTER.  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND OUR ROOF IS STILL LEAKING ONTO THE CORNER OF THE STAGE. YES....I KNOW IT IS NOT RAINING.

 UP ON THE ROOF I IMMEDIATELY SEE THE PROBLEM. THE DOWNSPOUT DRAIN IS COMPLETELY CLOGGED. BASICALLY , A SMALL POND HAS FORMED ON THE ROOF AND PROBABLY BEEN LIKE THIS FOR MONTHS. I CLEAR THE BLOCKAGE AND THE WATER FLOWS LIKE A RELEASED DAM. I SHOULD OF TOOK A VIDEO OF IT. GALLONS OF WATER POURED DOWN THE SPOUT AND ONTO HAVERFORD ROAD. I DID THE SAME THING WITH THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOF WHICH ALSO HAD A BLOCKAGE.

 INSIDE I DO MORE PROJECTS :

 - CHANGE THE MARQUE ( LOVE THE NEW LETTERS ) AND TAKE A PICTURE.

 - UP ON A LADDER AGAIN I MOVE A HDMI CABLE LINE TO ANOTHER TV. THIS WAS A TEST TO SEE WHY OUR BIG TV IS NOT WORKING. I CAN NOW RULE OUT THE HDMI LINE BECAUSE IT WORKED ON ANOTHER TV.

 - GLUE A BROKEN PIECE OF TABLE TRIM BACK TO THE TABLE'S EDGE. I SECURED IT WITH SCOTCH TAPE UNTIL THE GORILLA GLUE DRIES.

 - MADE A BEER AND LIQUOR LIST.

 - PLACED A FAN ON THE STAGE TO DRY THE WET CARPET FROM THE LEAK.

 - AT HOME I PRINTED OUT NEW TABLE TENT MENUS. I BROUGHT A GUILLOTINE PAPER CUTTER TO CUSTOM CUT EACH PRINTED OUT SHEET TO FIT OUR TABLE TENTS.

 - DID THE REGISTER.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL.

 SUNDAY WEIGH-IN.....LOST 2 POUNDS. EH , I WAS HOPING FOR MORE.

 PHILLIES WITH AN IMPRESSIVE 5 - 4 WIN OVER THE 1ST PLACE RED SOX IN BOSTON. THEY TAKE 2 OF 3 AND NOW HAVE A .500 WIN - LOSS RECORD. THEY BROUGHT UP AAA PITCHERS BECAUSE NOLA TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONA VIRUS AND WAS SCRATCHED...........ALONG WITH 3 OTHER PLAYERS. THEY DID BLOW A 5 - 1 LEAD TO 5 - 4 BUT HELP ON.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH A FRIEND WHILE I WATCH ITALY VS ENGLAND IN THE EURO CHAMPIONSHIP. ITALY WINS IN AN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT. WHEN ENGLAND SCORED IN THE FIRST 2 MINUTES I FIGURED THERE IS NO WAY THEY LOSE IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME CROWD AT WEMBLEY STADIUM. BUT , ITALY PLACED PRESSURE ON THEM WITH THE " 1,000 PASS " 2ND HALF GAME PLAN. ITALY ALSO KEPT THEIR 33 ( 3 1/2 YEARS ) WINNING GAME STREAK ALIVE. MAN I WAS SCREAMING AND A WRECK DURING THE SHOOT-OUT.

 I THOUGHT ENGLAND MADE A MISTAKE BY USING 2 SUBSTITUTES AND A TEENAGER FOR THE 5 MAN SHOOT-OUT. THE TEENAGER WAS THE LAST SHOOTER AND WAS BLOCKED. I FELT BAD FOR THE KID AS HE CRIED. THE PRESSURE HAD TO BE ENORMOUS.

 SOCIAL MEDIA WAS HILARIOUS. THE YOU-TUBE VIDEOS OF ITALIANS CELEBRATING WAS FUN TO WATCH.

 MY FACEBOOK ITALIAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY ( ALL NAMES ENDING IN VOWELS ) WAS EVEN MORE ENTERTAINING. A SHITLOAD OF FAMILY POSTING ABOUT THE HUGE ITALY WIN.

 WHEELS DRIVES YOUNGEST BACK TO CENTER CITY WHILE I CHILL WITH ELDEST AND PUPPY. LATER WE HAVE A ROASTED PORK DINNER WITH A BAKED POTATO AND EDAMAME BEANS.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD BUT MANY TIMES SLOW MOVING.

 FRIDAY'S SINGLE BAND NIGHT NOW HAS 4 BANDS. THE POWER OF FACEBOOK AGAIN.

 I LIKE TO WATCH " THE SUMMER OF SOUL ". I ASSUME THE MUSIC WILL BE PHENOMENAL.

 WHEELS AND I WALK OVER TO A NEIGHBOR'S HOSE FOR SOME COCKTAILS AND CHILLING. IT WAS VERY NICE. SHE TOLD US SHE HAD A BALL OF SNAKES IN HER GARDEN......BASICALLY AN ORGY.

 OFF TO BED. I SLEPT GOOD AND DID NOT GET UP ONCE TO PEE. THIS IS A SMALL SUCCESS STORY.

  MONDAY      7 - 12 - 21

 OF COURSE.................ALWAYS FRIGGIN' SOMETHING. EVERY TIME I GET 3 THINGS DONE , 1 THING BREAKS. I JUST FEEL LIKE I AM ALWAYS SPINNING MY WHEELS.

 IT NEVER FAILS - OUR REFRIGERATOR AT THE CONDO IS NOT WORKING AT 100% , NOT MAKING ICE CUBES , AND HAS A LARGE BLOCK OF ICE FORMING ON THE BACK INTERIOR WALL OF THE FREEZER.......NICE.

 NO HELP - BOTH LOWES AND HOME DEPOT ARE SHORT STAFFED THAT NO ONE COULD HELP ME PURCHASE A FRIDGE......NICE.

 EVEN TRIED FB MARKETPLACE. ONE LADY COULD NOT GIVE ME THE MEASUREMENTS OF THE FRIDGE. MY COUSIN WOULD LIKE HER.

 SPEAKING OF FB MARKETPLACE - I MET A NICE LADY ( WITH THE PUP ) AND GOT AN AM/FM/CASSETTE/ CD PLAYER BOOM BOX......FOR FREE. WE MET AT THE SKATE PARK BY THE POLICE STATION.

 ON MOTORCYCLE AND TO THE NAIL TO MEET WITH OUR TECH WHO CLEANS THE BEER LINES. THE DRAFTS ARE STILL POURING HORRENDOUS.

 ALSO MET " M " FROM THE BAND THE UNSKUNKABLES. HE IS A SUPER SOUND TECH AND DOES HUGE FESTIVALS. HIS LARGE VERY EXTENDED VAN IS SOMETHING OUT OF THE MOVIE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. HE SLIDES THE DOOR OPEN AND THERE IS A DESK IN THERE WITH ALL KINDS OF TV'S , MONITORS , MIXING BOARDS , AND SUCH. IT IS A MOBILE SOUND SYSTEM OR A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ON BAD PEOPLE. HE RE-DID , CLEANED , AND ADDED TO OUR SOUND SYSTEM ALONG WITH GIVING US EXTRA WIRES , CABLES , AND SPLITTERS. HE LABELED AND TESTED THE WHOLE P.A. SYSTEM AND MAN DOES IT SOUND 10X BETTER. I AM SO THANKFUL HE DONATED HIS TIME TO DO THIS. HE IS GOING TO HELP IN THE FUTURE TOO. HE MADE THE MAINS SOUND BETTER BUT THE MONITORS ARE 10X OVER THAN WHAT THEY WERE.....NO MORE CRACKLING WHEN TRYING TO PUSH THEM JUST A LITTLE BIT. WE WERE GETTING ABOUT 20% OF THE SPEAKERS ABILITIES. NOW.........100%.

 PLACE BEER AND LIQUOR ORDERS. PRINTED AND COPIED BAND SHEETS , DAY/NIGHT SHEETS , AND CREDIT CARD SLIPS. EMAILED A PICTURE FOR A BAND'S FLYER HERE WE GOT IN THE MAIL.

 TOWNSHIP WORKING ON HAVERFORD ROAD FOR 3 MONTHS.....WORST EVER. OVER THE WEEKEND I ACTUALLY MOVED THEIR HUGE SIGNS OFF OUR SIDEWALK.

 BACK HOME I DO BAND CALLING AND MORE. I PLAY WITH THE PUP TOO.

 MY DINNER - 8 MEDIUM SIZED MEATBALLS WITH GRATED AND PROVOLONE CHEESE AND SOME RED WINE.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH A DOCUMENTARY MOVIE MADE BY QUEST LOVE OF THE ROOTS. IT WAS CALLED SUMMER OF LOVE. IT WAS VERY COOL AND GOOD. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT.

 MAN DID ENGLAND FANS ACT HORRIBLE AFTER LOSS. HOLY SHIT THE STORIES OF BEATING ITALY FANS AND DESTROYING STUFF IS OVER THE TOP. THEIR REP IS WORST THAN PHILLY'S. I MEAN THROWING A PERSON INTO THE THAMES RIVER ?........GEEZ.

 ROLL TO BED AT 10PMISH. I WAS EXHAUSTED. I WOKE UP AT 1AM AND STAYED UP UNTIL 5AM.  WORST NIGHT SLEEPING EVER.

 TUESDAY     7 - 13 - 21

 EVERY STORE OR BUSINESS IS SHORT HANDED.............SO WE GO TO FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE.

 FOR THE LAST 48 HOURS I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A NEW REFRIGERATOR FOR OUR CONDO.  EVERY COMPANY HAS LIMITED HELP AND ALL WOULD TAKE 2 - 4 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY ALONG WITH SPENDING A GRAND. SO.....I FOUND 3 FRIDGES ON FACEBOOK. TOMORROW WE WILL SEE AND IF IT GOES WELL I WILL DELIVER THE FRIDGE IN UNDER 24 HOURS. GETTING IT DONE.......I HOPE.

 ONE FRIDGE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND POSTED JUST 3 HOURS HAD OVER 20 INQUIRES. I WAS 2ND IN LINE. UNFORTUNATELY , THE FIRST PERSON TOOK IT.

 YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND MEETS UP WITH A FRIEND THAT MOVED TO FLORIDA. THEY HAVE NOT SEEN EACH OTHER IN OVER 2 YEARS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE THE FRIEND.

 ALL OF US ORDER HONEY FRESH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR DINNER. I HAD A KALE SALAD WITH CHICKEN. OH MY GOD......SO GOOD !! ( CAN YOU FEEL THE SARCASM ? )

 PROMOTING BANDS AND GETTING READY FOR THE WEEKEND. 7 BANDS COME THROUGH ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY..........WITH MAYBE ONE OR 2 NEW BARTENDERS.

 WATCH MONSTERS AT WORK WITH MY YOUNGEST. IT WAS CUTE.

 A FRIEND COMES OVER TO CHILL WITH US. SHE REALLY IS REMARKABLE. THIS PERSON HAS A TON ON HER PLATE BUT IS ALWAYS POSITIVE , HAPPY , AND FUN TO BE WITH. WE HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS.

 ELDEST INCLUDES US ON A FRIEND'S ZOOM GET TOGETHER. IT WAS PRETTY FUN AS WE SAW OUR YOUNGEST TWICE DURING THE ENTIRE GET TOGETHER. ONCE AT OUR HOUSE AND ANOTHER WITH OUR ELDEST AT HER FRIEND'S APARTMENT.

 SUCKING US IN - DID YOU KNOW IN ALL OF BASEBALL WHO HAD THE TOUGHEST SCHEDULE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON ? YEP.....THEY PHILLIES. AFTER THE ALL STAR BREAK DO YOU KNOW WHO HAS THE EASIEST SCHEDULE ?.....YEP....THE PHILLIES. SO , WE HAVE A LEGITIMATE CHANCE TO WIN THE DIVISION RIGHT ?

 SPEAKING OF PHILLIES. JT REALMUTO BECAME THE FIRST PHILLIE TO HIT A HOME RUN IN AN ALL-STAR GAME SINCE MIKE SCHMIDT IN 1981. OH , AMERICAN LEAGUE WON AGAIN ( 8 STRAIGHT ) 5 - 2.  VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR WON M.V.P.

 ALL OF US SPENT 2 HOURS RE-ARRANGING FURNITURE , ORGANIZING, AND CLEANING IN OUR ELDEST BEDROOM. I TRIED TO USE A HEAT GUN TO RE-MELT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM GLUED NOW TO THE CARPET. IT DID NOT WORK. THOUGH RUNNING A CABLE LINE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM DID WORK. OVERALL IT LOOKS GOOD , BUT NEW CARPETS WOULD HELP....MAYBE EVEN PAINTING.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY.

 TOMORROW WILL BE A LONG DAY AND WILL HAVE NO BLOG. SEE YA IN 2 DAYS.

  WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY      7 - 14/15 - 21

 I WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER WOMEN IN MY LIFE EVER AGAIN. I HAVE COME TO MEANS WITH THIS. BUT.............MY MOTORCYCLE CAN...............( LAST STORY - I FELT SO F'N YOUNG !!! )

 OH , I ALMOST DIED TODAY ALONG WITH MY KIDS.

 SO , HERE IS THE WHIRLWIND 2 DAYS. MY BODY WAS ABSOLUTELY HURTING FROM ASS TO TOE.

 FOR 3 DAYS I TRIED TO BUY A NEW FRIDGE WITH AN ICE MAKER FOR OUR CONDO. COST WAS $1,000 AND A 4 - 6 WEEK WAIT. I COULD NOT DO THIS BECAUSE IT IS RENTED EVERY DAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER. SO..........FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. IT'S A STORY IN ITSELF.

 MY DAUGHTERS AND I STOP AT MINELLA'S DINER , WAWA , AND RITE AID. AT HOME WE LOAD UP VERY LIMITED SUPPLIES AND START OUR QUEST TOWARDS OCEAN CITY TO VISIT MY PARENTS AND SISTER-IN-LAW.

 FIRST STOP WAS WEST BERLIN NEW JERSEY. A HIPPIE / HOARDER / INKED UP NICE GUY OFFERED ME A LIKE-NEW FRIDGE WITH ICE MAKER FOR $150. I TRIED HAGGLING BUT HE DID NOT BUDGE. IT WAS OKAY BECAUSE I NEEDED A GOOD FRIDGE AND HE HAD ONE. HE EVEN HAD IT PLUGGED IN AND READY SO I COULD SEE IT CHILLING.

  THE PICK UP OF FRIDGE :

 - HE WOULD NOT GIVE ME HIS STREET ADDRESS NUMBER SO WE ARRIVE AT HIS STREET. I HAVE TEXTED HIM ARRIVAL WOULD BE 3:30PM. SO , 30 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL NO ANSWER. 20 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL NO ANSWER , 10 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL NO ANSWER , 5 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL NO ANSWER. WE ARRIVE......NO ANSWER. I AM PISSED AND THINK I BEEN SET UP.

 - I TELL THE KIDS , " LOOK FOR A FRIDGE OUTSIDE BECAUSE THAT WAS HIS PICTURE ON THE FB POST. " IN MY MIND , IF I SEE IT , I AM TAKING IT. WE SEE ONE BIG FRIDGE ON THIS VERY SHORT STREET BUT IT IS NOT THE ONE. THAN.....I SEE THE FRIDGE FROM THE AD IN ANOTHER YARD. I PARK AND WALK TOWARDS IT. I AM SO TAKING IT. BUT , HE WALKS OUT.

 - WE PASSED 2 PEOPLE IN THE STREET AND IT WAS THE GUY AND A LADY. THEY SAID NOTHING. THEY SEE US SEE THE FRIDGE AND WALK TO US. WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU NOT HAVE YOUR PHONE SUPER CLOSE TO YOU WHEN YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS ARRIVING IN SECONDS ?

 - HE ENDS UP REALLY NICE AND HELPS ME LOAD THE FRIDGE. HE JUST LOST A DOG SO WE HAD SOMETHING IN COMMON. THE GIRLS LIKED HIS CAT AND WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. THIS GUY COULD TALK AND I HAD TO ASK SEVERAL TIMES , " IF YOU MOVE YOUR TRUCK I CAN BACK MY VAN RIGHT TO THE FRIDGE. IT TOOK ME 3 TIMES UNTIL HE FINALLY MOVED IT.

 - WE LOAD IT AND SAY OUR GOOD BYES. HE WAS A NICE GUY AND THE DEAL WAS VERY FAIR BECAUSE THIS FRIDGE IS UNDER 2 YEARS OLD AND IN ABSOLUTE PERFECT CONDITION.

 MY BROTHER'S HOUSE IS JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY SO WE STOP BY TO SAY HELLO. THIS WAS ANOTHER GOOD STOP BECAUSE MY FRONT RIGHT TIRE WAS LOW ON AIR. HE HAS A HUGE COMPRESSOR SO I FILLED IT UP. HE ALSO GAVE ME SOME TOOLS WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. WE CHILLED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND HE SHOWED THE KIDS HIS HOME. HIS HOME WOULD BE ON THE COVER OF " BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS ".

 WE HEAD TO OCEAN CITY INSTEAD OF NORTH WILDWOOD TO DELIVER THE FRIDGE. IT IS JUST TOO LATE. I TEXT THE RENTERS I COME THE NEXT DAY.

 IN OCEAN CITY MY PARENTS ARE ECSTATIC WE STOPPED BY. WE CHILL WITH THEM FOR A LITTLE BIT BUT DECIDE TO TAKE A WALK ON THE BEACH. IT WAS GLORIOUS AND WE STOOD IN THE OCEAN AND TALKED AND TOOK PICTURES. I POSTED SOME PICS ON FACEBOOK. IT WAS NICE COUSINS AND HAVERTOWN FRIENDS LIKED AND COMMENTED ON IT. MY CAPTION WAS " I DON'T KNOW 2 OTHER PEOPLE I RATHER BE WITH ". SOME BEACH GOERS FORMED REALLY NICE DRIP SAND CASTLES ALONG WITH AN OCTOPUS.

 WE LEAVE THE BEACH ON A PERFECT NIGHT AND GET ICE CREAM. 8 BUCKS FOR A COFFEE MUG SIZE ( SLIGHTLY SMALLER ) EACH. I WAS OKAY WITH IT. WE SAT AT A TABLE AND TALKED AND PLAYED A LITTLE GOLF TEE GAME IN A TRIANGLE. I ENJOYED EACH SECOND WITH MY KIDS.

 BACK TO THE VACATION HOUSE AND MY PARENTS HAVE A SPAGHETTI WITH CRAB SAUCE AND RIBS. I BROKE MY DIET AND HAD A CHEAT DAY.

 I GET MY PARENTS TO WATCH THE KOMISKY METHOD WITH ALAN ARKIN AND MICHAEL DOUGLASS. ALL OF US WATCHED 4 EPISODES , THAN MY KIDS AND MOM WATCHED A 5TH EPISODE  , AND MY MOM FINISHED SEASON 1 AND ALL 8 EPISODES BY HERSELF............LOL.

 MY SISTER-IN-LAW VISITED LATE NIGHT. SHE WAS SURPRISED I SAID NO TO HER OFFER OF GOOD ITALIAN BEER. MY DIET BLOWS.

 THE NIGHT BEFORE MY MY MOM WATCHED ALL OF THE QUEENS GAMBIT IN ONE SITTING TOO. THIS IS A VERY GOOD TV SERIES.

 THE NEXT MORNING ( THURSDAY ) WE HAVE BREAKFAST. MY DAD HAD EVERY THING OUT ON THE COUNTER AT 6:30AM.....EGGS , SAUSAGE , SCRAPPLE , FRENCH TOAST , AND MORE......AT 6......FUCKING.....30....IN THE MORNING !! I TELL HIM IT IS NOT GOOD TO HAVE FOOD SITTING OUT FOR 3 F'N HOURS BUT OLD DOGS DON'T CHANGE.

 MY KIDS SHOW MY PARENTS HOW TO USE THE TV REMOTE. FOR 2 WEEKS THEY HAD IT ON CHANCEL SIX 24/7......LOL. IN SECONDS WE SHOWED THEM HOW TO USE THE STREAMING ( THEY HAD ALOT...NETFLIX , HULU , DISNEY , AMAZON ) AND REGULAR CHANNELS. I FELT BAD AS MY DAD MISSED WATCHING THE PHILLIES AND ITALY VS ENGLAND SOCCER GAME. 

 OH , WE ALSO SHOWED THEM THEY HAD ALEXA....LOL. MY DAD FREAKED WHEN MY DAUGHTER YELLED OUT , " HI GOOGLE , PLAY FRANK SINATRA !! "

 WE LOAD UP AND HEAD TO NORTH WILDWOOD TO DELIVER THE FRIDGE. LUCKILY MY SISTER-IN-LAW CALLED US AND SAID THE GARDEN STATE EXPRESSWAY IS SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY DUE TO A MAJOR ACCIDENT. WE TOOK OCEAN DRIVE ALL THE WAY WHICH ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY NICE.

 WE ARRIVE AT OUR CONDO AND A RENTER'S BROTHER-IN-LAW HELPS ME UNLOAD THE FRIDGE FROM THE VAN. I AM SUPER PISSED AS I FUCKING SCRAPED THE FRONT DOOR IN 2 PLACES WITH MY HAND TRUCK AS I WAS PULLING IT OUT. BRAND FUCKING NEW FRIDGE AND I FUCKING SCRAP IN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS. OH MY GOD WAS I AGGRAVATED.

 WE LOAD IT IN AND REMOVE THE OLD FRIDGE. IT WAS SUPER FAST. I ALLOWED AN HOUR AND WE DID IT IN 30 MINUTES. I EVEN HOOKED UP THE ICE MAKER. RENTERS WERE COOL AND OFFERED SNACKS AND DRINKS BUT WE ROLLED OUT.

 I WANTED TO CUT OUR CONDOMINIUM'S FRONT LAWN BUT RAN OUT OF TIME BECAUSE WE WERE PICKING UP A FRIEND AT 30TH STREET TRAIN STATION.

 WE ROLL OUT AND TRAFFIC IS DIVERTED TO THE BACK WAY OF 47 , 55 , AND 50. THIS IS WHERE WE ALMOST DIED.

 ** WE ARE DRIVING ALONG 55 AND IT IS JUST 2 LANES....ONE LANE AT YOU AND ONE LANE YOU DRIVE IN. THE LANE COMING AT US IS TOTALLY BACKED UP BY 100 VEHICLES. BECAUSE GARDEN STATE EXPRESSWAY IS CLOSED EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER IS TAKING THE BACK ROADS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. OUR SIDE OPENS UP A BIT AND I CAN FINALLY GO ABOUT 50 MPH AFTER DOING 10 MPH FOR 20 MINUTES. I BUILD UP SPEED AND ALL OF A SUDDEN A CAR DECIDES TO GET OUT OF THE LANE COMING AT US AND SWERVE INTO OUR LANE TO MAKE A U-TURN.  I WOULD OF ABSOLUTELY T-BONED HIM BIG TIME BUT I LITERALLY STOOD ON THE BRAKES WITH BOTH FEET , SKIDDED FOR ABOUT 30 FEET , RELEASED THE BRAKES , AND SWERVED AROUND HIM.

 HOLY SHIT !!! ALL OF US WERE SHAKEN AND COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS GUY JUST JUMPED OUT OF HIS LANE TO TRY TO TURN AROUND INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THIS WAS A SMALL MIRACLE BY ME SWERVING AND THE GUY'S WIFE SCREAMING " STOP !! ". I SAW HER PANICKED FACE SCREAMING AT HER HUSBAND. HE STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR LANE JUST ENOUGH TO ALLOW ME TO SWERVE AROUND HIM ".

 WE SHAKE IT OFF AND OF COURSE I MAKE SOME JOKES ABOUT IT LIKE ASKING MY YOUNGEST WHO DOES NOT HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE.  " IF WE GOT IN THE ACCIDENT AND BOTH YOUR SISTER AND I COULD NOT DRIVE BUT THE VAN WAS OKAY WOULD YOU OFFER TO DRIVE THE VAN AND STILL GET YOUR FRIEND AT THE TRAIN STATION ? ". WE GIGGLED BUT ALL OF US KNEW WE JUST DODGED A SERIOUS BULLET.

 LONGER THAN USUAL WE MAKE IT TO 30TH STREET STATION. WE GET THE FRIEND AND HEAD TO THE APARTMENT. WE SETTLE IN AND I TREAT FOR A JAPANESE MEAL. I ALSO HUNG PICTURES AND TOOK MEASUREMENTS OF A NEW FENCE WE ARE INSTALLING SOON.

 I TAKE MY ELDEST TO 22ND STREET AND DROP HER OFF. SHE IS MEETING A FRIEND WHO IS PICKING UP 2 KITTENS.

 I HEAD HOME AND ARRIVE. I AM SO EXHAUSTED I UNLOAD LATER. I NAP FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. 

 UNLOAD FRIDGE AND PUT IT IN THE GARAGE. WE UNLOAD SUPPLIES AND I TAKE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL.

 A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF OPEN MIC JUST JAM. I DID SOME MARQUEE CHANGING , PICTURE UPLOADING TO SOCIAL MEDIA , FIXING , ORGANIZING , AND A HDMI SPLITTER I GOT FOR FREE OFF FB MARKETPLACE WORKS ON OUR MAIN TV. WE HAVE HIGH DEF BACK.

 BY MIDNIGHT I CAN BARELY MOVE. MY LEGS ARE HURTING. I ROLL ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND HEAD HOME AROUND 12:45AM. WITHIN 10 MINUTES I WAS FEELING 18 AGAIN.

 I PULL UP AT OUR LOCAL PUB AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT.  VERY VERY YOUNG VILLANOVA KIDS ARE HANGING OUT FRONT TALKING. ONE SMOKE SHOW BLONDE WAVES TO ME TO GIVE HER A RIDE. I WAVE BACK THINKING SHE IS JUST WAVING TO ME SAYING " NICE BIKE ". WELL , SHE RUNS IN THE STREET RIGHT TO ME AND YELLS " OH MY GOD THANKS !! " HER FRIENDS WATCH AND I AM CONFUSED FOR A SECOND. SHE JUMPS ON THE BACK OF MY BIKE , SQUEEZES ME , AND PUTS HER HEAD RIGHT NEXT TO MINE AND SAYS , " LET'S GO !! " SO , WE GO. I RIDE THIS HOT 18 YEAR OLD BLONDE FOR A SOLID 60 SECONDS ( I ALWAYS WANTED TO SAY THAT ). WE GO ABOUT 1 MILE DOWN CONESTOGA ROAD AND BACK. SHE WAS HOLDING ME SO TIGHT IT ACTUALLY FELT PRETTY DAMN GOOD. SHE ASKED MY NAME AND SHE TOLD ME SHE MISSES RIDING HER BIKE AT HOME.  I DROP HER OFF AND HER FRIENDS CLAP. I TURN AROUND AND HEAD HOME THINKING , " I AM GOING TO KEEP THIS MOTORCYCLE A VERY LONG TIME ".

 FRIDAY    7 - 16 - 21

 SING IT - " OH BABY YOUUUUUUUUU , GOT WHAT A I NEEEEEED , YOU SAY YOUR JUST A FRIEND ,  YOU SAY YOUR JUST A FRIEND .....OH BABY YOUUUUUUUUUU ".  OVER 30 PATRONS AND STAFF SUNG THIS SONG AT 1:30AM. IT WAS ICONIC.       R.I.P. BIZ

 MY DAY AND NIGHT :

 NORMAL ROUTINE OF PICKING UP PUPPY POOP AND SPREADING IT IN OUR GARDEN......NICE.

 I WEED WHACKED ARE WHOLE PROPERTY. IT WAS TOO HOT TO CUT THE LAWN.

 PLUGGED IN OLD CONDO FRIDGE. I LET IT DE-ICE FOR 1 DAY AND PLUGGED IT IN. IT DELAYED TURNING ON WHICH WAS SUSPICIOUS BUT AFTER 12 HOURS IT GOT COLD.

 PHILLIES SPLIT DOUBLE HEADER....EH.

 RIDE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. I BEGIN TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. OUR 3 ADORABLE BARTENDERS WERE JUST ONE HOUR BEHIND ME.

 A BIG CROWD AND THE 3 GIRLS RAN HARD. BESIDES AN OPENING BAND GETTING NOMINATED FOR " LOUDEST BAND EVER HERE " ....THE NIGHT WAS VERY FUN.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - 20 GIRLS SINGING JUKEBOX SONGS , DANCING , AND TAKING PICTURES OF THEMSELVES.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - ANYTIME " HOLLYWOOD " COMES IN.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - SEEING LIVE MUSIC AND A TON OF PEOPLE. WE RAN THE SHOW LIKE CLOCK WORK.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - SELLING SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - PEOPLE SAYING I LOVE YOU AND THANKS 20 TIMES BEFORE LEAVING. IT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME HERE.

 WHAT IS FUN ? - TELLING ABOUT 12 PEOPLE OUT FRONT MY MOTORCYCLE / BLONDE GIRL STORY THAT HAPPEN LAST NIGHT. THEY ALL LAUGHED. I STARTED THE STORY OUT BY SAYING , " I WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER WOMAN THE REST OF MY LIFE....BUT MY BIKE WILL. "

 ELDEST AND FRIENDS STOP DOWN. IT WAS FUN.

 I HAD A BLAST BECAUSE IT WAS A BIG CROWD , THE MUSIC WAS FUN ( EXCEPT 1ST BAND....WHY DON'T THEY LISTEN TO ME SAYING " TURN DOWN " ?  ) , COOL PEOPLE , ADORABLE GIRLS , OTHER BANDS STOPPING IN , AND JUST SEEING ALL OF THIS TOGETHERNESS AFTER  A 1+ YEAR HIATUS.

 RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE HOME FOLLOWING THE BARTENDERS. THIS WAS A GOOD NIGHT.

 THE PUP GREETS ALL OF US LIKE SHE HAS SEEN US IN 2 YEARS. IT WAS ADORABLE.

 OFF TO BED AT 2:15AM. TOMORROW WE DO THE SAME THING ALL OVER........NICE.

  SATURDAY       7 - 17 - 21

 AND THAN THE GODS OF RAIN , THUNDER , AND LIGHTNING OPENED THEIR WRATH.

 DID SOME RUNNING TODAY WITH MY YOUNGEST :

 - STOPPED AT NAIL TO RETRIEVE JEEP. WHEELS DROVE IT HOME.

 - YOUNGEST AND I PREP THE NAIL WHILE WE WERE THERE.

 - STOP AT LOWES TO PICK UP LUMBER FOR A FENCE JOB TOMORROW AT OUR YOUNGEST'S COLLEGE APARTMENT.

 QUICK STORY - WHILE IN LINE AT REGISTER I GIVE MY WALLET TO MY YOUNGEST. SHE WILL PAY FOR LUMBER AND I WILL GO GET THE VAN AND MOVE IT CLOSER AND UNDER AN AWNING. IT WAS HOT. WE LOAD EVERYTHING AND ROLL OUT. I TELL HER , " WELL , I CAME TO LOWES BECAUSE I PRICED CHECKED WITH HOME DEPOT. LOWES WAS CHEAPER AND MY CARD GIVES YOU 5% OFF. SHE RESPONDS LOOKING AT THE RECEIPT , " WELL , IT WAS A GOOD CALL BECAUSE THEY ONLY CHARGED US 3 OF THE FOUR FENCING. IT JUST EVEN MORE CHEAPER. "

 QUICK STORY 2 - WOULD YOU HAVE GONE BACK AND SAID YOU ONLY CHARGED US 3 OF 4 FENCING ? I ASKED 2 ROOM MATES AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD HAVE. I JOKED WITH THEM AND TOLD THEM THEIR ROOM MATE DID NOT GO BACK. " THEY LAUGHED.

 - STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO SAY HELLO FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WE HAVE 2 ROOM MATES SLEEPING AT OUR HOUSE. THEY ARE ADORABLE. WE ALL WATCH " NEVER HAVE I EVER ". SEASON 2 WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

 WHEELS HEADS TO PHILLIES GAME. TWO RAIN DELAYS AND THEY F'N BLOW A 2 - 0 LEAD IN THE F'N 9TH INNING........AGAIN. GAME GETS POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO LOAD IN BANDS. THE GODS OF WEATHER STRUCK HARD. WE HAD ONE BAND LOADING IN AND EQUIPMENT SITTING OUTSIDE. THE RAIN CAME AND 10 PEOPLE PLUS ME SCRAMBLED TO GET THE STUFF INSIDE.

 THE NIGHT WAS SLOW BUT ENDED UP SOLID. THE 3 ADORABLE BARTENDERS WERE EXCELLENT AGAIN.

 IT WAS NICE MY ELDEST AND FRIENDS STOPPED BY TOO.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE NIGHTCAPS AND I HEAD TO BED. MY BODY WAS ACHING. BOY MAZE WAS HAPPY TOP SEE US.

  SUNDAY       7 - 18 - 21

 FROM 98 DEGREES TO 68 DEGREES. YEAH , I'LL TAKE IT.

  FOR 2 MONTHS I WORRIED HOW I WAS GOING TO DO THIS..................

 HERE IS MY DAY :

 - TWO NIGHTS IN ROW ON MY FEET AT THE NAIL AND GOING TO BED AFTER 2AM EACH TIME I WAS HURTING. BUT I HAD A PROJECT TO DO.

 - UP EARLY AND ON THE ROAD BY 8:20AM. I DRIVE A ROOM MATE TO HER HOUSE AND MEET MY BROTHER. I WAS THANKFUL ALL THE WOOD LOADED IN MY VAN THE DAY BEFORE SURVIVED THE RAIN STORM. ABOUT 2 FEET WAS HANGING OUT AND MY LIFT GATE WAS HELD CLOSED BY A BUNGEE CORD.

 - WE ARRIVE AND MY MAIN DILEMMA AND SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN WORRIED ABOUT FOR 3 MONTHS.............HOW TO PARK IN A HOSPITAL PRIVATE LOT. I HAD TO DO THIS BECAUSE WE ARE BUILDING A CUSTOM FENCE FOR MY YOUNGEST AND HER ROOM MATES. THE BACK YARD IS IN THE BACK AT THIS SPECIFIC PARKING LOT. WE CAN LITERALLY PARK 3 FEET FROM THE YARD. IF NOT.........WE BE FORCED TO MOVE ON ANOTHER STREET A BLOCK AWAY. THIS WOULD OF QUADRUPLED OUR PRODUCTIVITY TIME.

 - SO , AFTER 3 MONTHS I DECIDED TO WRITE ALL DOCTORS NAMES DOWN AND JUST SAY AT THE ENTRANCE GATE I WAS THERE TO SEE ONE OF THEM AND DROP OFF DOCUMENTS. BUT..............THE NIGHT BEFORE I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA THAT HAD A CHANCE TO WORK. ENTER MY VAN VIA THE EXIT ENTRANCE - THERE IS NO GATE OR SPIKE STRIPS. 

 - I ENTER THE EXIT ENTRANCE QUITE EASILY. I PARK RIGHT AT THE KIDS BACK YARD AND FULLY EXPECT SECURITY TO SHOW UP. I LET THE ROOM MATE GO OPEN HER HOUSE UP WHILE I WAIT. AFTER 20 MINUTES IT SEEMS A NO SHOW BY POLICE OR SECURITY. I GIVE THE WORD TO MY BROTHER AND HE DOES THE SAME THING WITH HIS VAN.

 - WHILE I WAIT FOR MY BROTHER I REMOVE AN OLD DILAPIDATED METAL FENCE AND PULL IT BACK. I ALSO DIG A HOLE WITH A POST HOLE DIGGER. MY BROTHER ARRIVES AND I ALLOW 3 HOURS TO FINISH A 2X4 TREATED LUMBER LATTICE FENCE. WE DO IT IN 2 HOURS FROM START TO FINISH.

 - I TAKE PICTURES AND SEND THEM TO THE KIDS AND POST THEM. LOTS OF FAMILY RESPOND ALONG WITH MY OLD SCHOOL HAVERTOWN FRIENDS. THE KIDS THANK US 10 TIMES........EACH.

 WE VISIT TWO 90 YEAR OLD AUNTS AND A COUSIN. WE DO SOME PROJECTS FOR THEM AND HAVE LUNCH. IT WAS NICE AND THEY ADORE SEEING US.

 MY BROTHER ROLLS OUT AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR SUNDAY NIGHT.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD , CHILL , AND RE-LOAD. WHY RE-LOAD ? .....A RENTER CANCELLED. I MUST GO.

 WITHIN 2 HOURS OF ARRIVING HOME I WAS BACK ON THE HIGHWAY HEADING NORTH. ME AND THE PUP WERE OUTTA HERE. IT FELT LIKE 98 DEGREES WHILE WORKING AND I ARRIVE UP HERE AND IT IS 68 DEGREES. I SEE A TON OF BABY FAWN AND DEER.

 WHAT WAS KINDA COOL IS WHILE DRIVING I LISTENED TO THE PHILLIES GAME WITH LARRY ANDERSEN. HE IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. AFTER THE TUNNEL THE RECEPTION IS NOT THE BEST SO......I USED MY CELL PHONE. IT WORKED NICELY.

 I SETTLE IN AND UNLOAD SOME THINGS. IT DID RAIN BUT NOW IT IS OVERCAST. THE RENTER LEFT OUR HOME VERY GOOD. I WAS GLAD I GAVE THE CLEANER OFF BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO TAKE HER KID TO KNOEBELS.

 I WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN THE DELAYED RAIN GAME FROM LAST NIGHT ON A WALK-OFF HOME RUN AND COME BACK ( AFTER BLOWING 2 - 0 LEAD ) TO WIN THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED GAME. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED WAS DIVISION LEADER METS CAME BACK FROM A 6 - 0 DEFICIT TO BEAT THE PIRATES. IF THEY LOST THE PHILLIES BE BACK 1 GAME FOR 1ST PLACE. BUT SINCE THEY WON ....IT IS 2 GAMES.

 OFF TO MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT CHARLIE WEAVERS. I JUST CHILLED AT THE BAR AND IT WAS VERY BUSY ( LOCALS SITTING AT THE BAR HELPED WITH BUSSING AN DLCEANIGN DISHES WHICH I THOUGHT WAS COOL ) . I DID NOT CARE ABOUT QUICK SERVICE BECAUSE I WAS TIRED AND JUST WANTED TO ENJOY THE MOMENTS. SO I SAT AND CHILLED WITH SOME LOCALS AND A THEIR BRAND NEW GRAND DAUGHTER WHO WAS JUST WEEKS OLD.

 I ENJOYED SOME RED WINE , FRENCH ONION SOUP , CAJUN SHRIMP , AND GRILLED TUNA STEAK. ALL EXCELLENT. I TALKED TO THE OWNERS AND LOCALS AND REALLY ENJOYED THEIR COMPANY.

 I HEAD HOME AND MAKE A SLIGHT DETOUR. I STOPPED FOR ICE CREAM. WHAT THE HELL IT WAS ALONG WEEKEND.

 AT HOME THE PUP GREETS ME LIKE I JUST GOT HOME FROM IRAQ AND A 3 TERM TOUR. IT WAS ADORABLE. I CHASE HER AROUND FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

 I WATCH THE DISNEY SERIES " LOKI " FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. I FELL ASLEEP FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. BY 10PM I WAS HEADING TO BED.

 I DID WALK THE PUP ON  BEAUTIFUL WHEELSTOCK-LIKE NIGHT.

 WE HEAD UPSTAIRS TO MAKE OUR BED AND SETTLE IN. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND GO TO SLEEP. FOR THE MOST PART I SLEPT GOOD. I DID WAKE UP AT 1AM TO PEE BUT AFTER THAT I WAS IN AND OUT OF SLEEP ALL THE WAY TO 8AM. I'LL TAKE IT.  I WAS SO HAPPY I DROVE HERE.

 GUN SHOTS AT A NATIONALS BASEBALL GAME. MAN DID FANS AND PLAYERS SCRAMBLE. APPARENTLY , IT WAS OUTSIDE THE PARK WHERE A FAN DID GET SHOT AND 2 OTHER SUSPECTS WERE WOUNDED BY POLICE. I THINK IT WAS OVER A STOLEN CAR.

  MONDAY       7 - 19 - 21

  WHY WOULDN'T A RENTER TELL ME A CEILING FAN LIGHT IS HANGING BY A WIRE ONLY ?

 SLEPT OKAY BUT A SCRATCHY THROAT / COUGH HAS BEEN ANNOYING THE LAST 2 DAYS.

 BRAND NEW FRIDGE NOW HAS 2 BROKEN SHELF BARS AND A BROKEN VEGGY BIN......NICE.

 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE. A TON ORF DEER AND FAWN I SEE.

  THE NORMAL PUNCH LIST UPON ARRIVING :

 - SECURE CEILING FAN HANGING BY A WIRE.

 - OUR HEATER CLOSET CONTINUES TO HAVE SOAKED CARPET TILES. LAST TIME HERE I INSTALLED FOAM AROUND THE PIPES. WELP , THEY DID NOT WORK. I CALLED THE PLUMBER WHO REPLACED THE 3/4" LINES AND HE HAD NO ANSWERS OR SUGGESTIONS. I AM THINKING OF INSTALLING A SMALL FAN OR DEHUMIDIFIER IN THE CLOSET. I REMOVED THE WET FLOOR TILES AND HAVE THEM DRYING OUTSIDE.

 - ADJUST THE DRIVEWAY TIMER FOR LIGHTS.  HERE IS MY LUCK IN A NUTSHELL. I SEE ONE DRIVEWAY LIGHT IS OFF WHILE WALKING THE PUP IN THE MORNING. I SAY TO MYSELF , " I WILL CHECK IT OUT AT THE END OF THE WALK WITH THE DOG. " I DO A CIRCLE UP THE PATH TO THE STREET AND DOWN OUR DRIVEWAY TO THE BURNOUT LIGHT. WHEN I WAS JUST 3 FEET AWAY THE TIMER CLICKS ALL LIGHTS OFF.  SO MUCH FOR CHECKING IT OUT.

 - INSTALLED 6 L.E.D. RECESSED LIGHTS IN THE KITCHEN CEILING. THEY LOOK VERY GOOD AND ALMOST TOO BRIGHT. I MAY INSTALL A DIMMER SWITCH.

 - INSTALLED 2 DINING ROOM RECESSED LIGHTS ABOVE THE MAIN TABLE WITH A LITTLE TROUBLE. AGAIN , THEY LOOK GREAT AND SHINE BRIGHTLY. I MAY WANT TO INSTALL A 2ND DIMMER SWITCH HERE.

 - USE GORILLA SEALER ON 2 CANOES. THIS PRODUCT IS VERY SIMILAR TO FLEX SEAL. I COULD NOT FIND THE FLEX SEAL SO I USED THIS GORILLA PRODUCT. I GO INSIDE AFTER USING THE WHOLE CAN AND FIND THE FLEX SEAL......OF COURSE.

 - LEAF BLOW MAIN DECK.

 - BROUGHT THE WRONG DRAWER GLIDER UP TO FIX ONE HERE.......OF COURSE.

 - USING WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP ANTS AND ANY INSECTS WITH WINGS. I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHY I DO THIS. THERE ARE A MILLIONS OF BUGS HERE. HOW DOES VACUUMING 200 HELP ?

 DID SOME OTHER PROJECTS AND SETTLED IN.

 WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF LOKI ON DISNEY. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 CONTINUE TO CALL AND EMAIL BANDS.

  PEANUTS , FRUIT , AND AN OLD SALAD WITH CHICKEN STRIPS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER. I WAS SO CLOSE TO ORDERING A PIZZA.

 WEATHER WAS NICE TODAY....AROUND 68 IN THE MORNING AND A HIGH OF ABOUT 75.

 LATE NIGHT ( 10:45PM ) I HAVE SEVERAL JAMESON / COKE ZEROES AND FINISH THE FINAL EPISODE OF LOKI. IT WAS GOOD. SEASON 1 IS ONLY 6 EPISODES. DISNEY RENEWED THE SERIES FOR SEASON 2.

 UP TO BED AND FOUGHT THIS STUPID COUGH. I TOSSED AND TURNED ALOT.

 FOUND OUT VIA FACEBOOK A LOCAL AND LONG TIME NAIL SUPPORTER PASSED AWAY.

 IN BED , I YAWN AND PULL A NECK MUSCLE. JESUS H. AM I GETTING OLD.

  TUESDAY     7 - 20 - 21

 CONGRATS TO THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS FOR WINNING THE NBA TITLE AND THE 65,000 PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE BUCK'S STADIUM. THEY ARE CALLED THE "  FAN ZONE " . IT WAS PRETTY COOL TO SEE. ALSO THE BUCKS WERE THE LONGEST TEAM BETWEEN CHAMPIONSHIPS.................50 YEARS.

 SOME THINGS I NOTICED :

 1 - WALKING THE PUP ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE A FAMILY IS PLAYING TOGETHER ON THE MONKEY BARS. ONE YOUNG GIRL SEES MY PUP STRUGGLING TO SEE THEM AND PULLING THE LEASH TOWARDS THEM. I AM HOLDING MAZE BACK AND I HEAR THE YOUNG GIRL SAY , " I WANT A HAPPY DOG JUST LIKE THAT ".

 2 - THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET TODAY HAD A BRILLIANT ORANGE COLOR AND SO LOW IN THE SKY. BOTH TIMES IT LOOKED SPECTACULAR.

 3 - AFTER 1+ YEARS HAVING THIS ROKU TV I FOUND OUT TODAY IT HAS OVER A 100 STREAMING CHANNELS.

 A TON OF DEER WITH BABY FAWN IS SOMETHING QUITE NICE TO SEE EVERY MORNING......JUST FEET FROM OUR HOUSE.

 START MY DAY WITH PROJECTS OF COURSE :

 - REMOVED PANELS TO ACCESS CRAWL SPACE AND GET A GORILLA LADDER. MAN , I LIKE THESE LADDERS. I SET IT UP LEANING AGAINST THE HOUSE SIDING. UP TO THE BALCONY DECK AND PULL THE LADDER UP. I SET IT UP ON THE BALCONY DECK. I TAKE SOME PICTURES WHILE UP THERE AND SEND TO FAMILY.

 - UP TO THE MAIN ROOF AND I PAINFULLY MAKE A DECISION. USING A SMALL PUTTY KNIFE I SEND OVER AN HOUR SCRAPING MOSS / ALGAE OFF THE SHINGLES. UP HERE THIS FUNGUS REALLY ACCUMULATES. I THAN LEAF BLOW ALL ROOFS.

 - DOWN THE LADDER AND SET UP EVERYTHING AGAIN FOR THE AWNING ROOF. I START THE SCRAPING AGAIN OF MOSS BUT THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH. I DECIDE LATER I WILL SPRAY A CHEMICAL OR WEED KILLER ON IT. I LEAF BLOW THIS ROOF AND ALL GUTTERS.

 - MOVE EVERYTHING AGAIN AND LEAF BLOW THE MAIN DECK AND BALCONY DECK.

 TIRED I HAVE A SALAD....UGH. I WATCH A SHORT MOVIE WITH BAD RATINGS AND TOTALLY BOMBED IN SALES. IT WAS CALLED THE RHYTHM SECTION. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY.

 WALK THE PUP AROUND THE CUL-DE-SAC. A LOT OF DEER IS COOL TO SEE AND THE PUP JUST STARES AT THEM.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST ARRIVE. I HELP THEM UNLOAD AND THEY BROUGHT SOME THINGS I THOUGHT WOULD NOT WORK.

 - UP HERE OUR NEW FRIDGE HAS 2 BROKEN SHELF BARS AND A BROKE VEGGY BIN. WHEELS BRINGS UP PARTS FROM OUR OLD CONDO FRIDGE AND DON'T YOU KNOW ALL OF THEM FIT !!  THIS IS EASILY OVER $150 WORTH OF PARTS AND HASSLE OF ORDERING THEM. IT IS LITTLE AND MORE THE HASSLE PART I AM HAPPY THESE ITEMS JUST SLIPPED RIGHT IN.

 - I ALSO HAVE A PART THAT MATCHES OUR LOST GLIDE RAIL FOR A DRAWER BUT I CAN NOT GET IT TO SLIDE IN. THIS WILL BE MACGYVERED TOMORROW.

 OFF TO A NEW RESTAURANT CALLED BOOTY'S PLACE. AN ITALIAN THEMED RESTAURANT WITH COOL DECOR. THIS WAS RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE WE KNOW. UNFORTUNATELY , THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD AT BEST. ALSO , A HAIR IN OUR ELDEST CAESAR SALAD IS NOT A GOOD START. THE WAITRESS WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE DO MAKE A GOOD CALL AND TRY A NEW ICE CREAM PLACE RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. IT WAS CALLED GOODFELLA'S.  THE WORKERS WERE NICE AND POLITE WITH A TON OF PICTURES OF OLD SCHOOL MOVIES AND TV SERIES.....GOD FATHER , SOPRANOS , SCARFACE , ETC.   WE EVEN GOT A DOGGY CUP FOR MAZE.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES BLOW A LEAD AGAIN WITH NOLA AGAIN.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED GRAND MOM WITH LILY TOMLIN AND SAM ELLIOT. I DID NOT LIKE IT. IT JUST SPINS ITS WHEELS AND NEVER GETS THE AUDIENCE INTO IT.........INTEREST OR EMOTIONALLY.

 OFF TO BED AND INSTALL A DUAL WINDOW FAN. THESE THINGS WORK.

 CAN'T SAY I SLEPT GOOD OR BAD BUT DEFINITELY GOT UP SEVERAL TIMES. BY 6AM I WAS DOWNSTAIRS.....WHEELS WAS TOO.

  WEDNESDAY       7 - 21 - 21

 ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT MORNING. I THINK I SAID 20 TIMES , " I LOVE COMING HERE SO MUCH ".......AS 4 DEER CASUALLY WALK BY ( 2 WERE BABY FAWN ).

 TALKED TO A NEIGHBOR ABOUT BEAR SIGHTINGS. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN IN OVER 2 WEEKS.

 A MORNING WALK WITH WHEELS AT 7:30AM. IT WAS NICE....AGAIN , SO COOL BEING HERE.

 WELL , MY OPEN VAN WITH FENCING LUMBER DID HAVE SOME WATER DAMAGE.  I JUST DID NOT NOTICE IT UNTIL I GOT THIS STRONG ODOR OF MUSTINESS. THE BACK GATE BEING OPEN DURING THAT WICKED RAIN STORM DID HAVE RAIN COME IN AND ENTER THE BACK SEAT WELLS. TODAY I RAN A FAN ON THEM FOR ABOUT 10 HOURS AND ALSO USED A WET/DRY VAC.

 MORE WAYS TO FIX THE WET CLOSET WITH THE SWEATING PIPES. MY ELDEST HELP ME ADD MORE DUCT TAPE TO THE INSULATING FOAM PIPE COVERS.

  I RAN AN OUTLET IN THE HEATER CLOSET THAT I TAPPED OFF A PULL CHAIN LIGHT FIXTURE. USING THE NEW OUTLET I HUNG A SMALL FAN TO PUSH AIR IN THE CLOSET BEHIND THE WATER HEATER. I ALSO USED A TIMER TO SET THE FAN TO GO ON AT 12 NOON AND OFF AT 6PM.

 I PUT THE WHOLE HEATER CLOSET BACK TOGETHER.

  OFF TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO PICK UP SUPPLIES. THEY DID NOT HAVE DIMMER SWITCHES WHICH I WAS SURPRISED..........ESPECIALLY SINCE I CALLED FIRST.

 STOPPED AT A LOCAL BEER DISTRIBUTOR. AN OLD LADY , IN THE WHEELSTOCK YEARS , WAS 90 YEARS OLD BACK THAN. WELL , TODAY YOU WALK IN AND GRAB YOUR BEER. LARGE SIGNS SAY , " PAY AT HOUSE ". TALK ABOUT TRUSTING. I WAITED ABOUT 3 MINUTES THAN WALKED OUTSIDE TOWARDS THEIR HOME IN THE BACK. THAN.....THE SAME LADY OF THE WHEELSTOCK YEARS CAME OUT. SHE HAD TO BE A HUNGE. ANYONE COULD EASILY STEAL HERE. I TALKED TO HER FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.

 I DID PICK UP SOME BAIT AND FISHED WITH MY ELDEST. A FAMILY WAS FISHING TOO. A LITTLE GIRL KEPT COMING UP TO MY ELDEST AND ASKING QUESTIONS. SHE WAS CUTE AS SHE GAVE MY ELDEST A PIECE OF GUM AND LET HER PET A FISH MY KID CAUGHT.

 I GOT SOME  COUCH STAINS CLEANER BY ABOUT 70%. THE ONLY THING TO PISS ME OFF IS NOW OUR HAND HELD SHAMPOOER IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. DAMN RENTERS !!

 RENTERS WERE NICE TO LEAVE PACKAGED CUT WOOD. THIS WILL COME HOME.

 OFF TO CHARLIE WEAVERS. ANOTHER WONDERFUL DINNER. MAN THEIR FOOD IS CONSISTENLY EXCELLENT. OF COURSE , I HAD TO TAKE PICTURES AND SEND THEM TO MY YOUNGEST JUST TO BE A NUDGE. WE ALSO STOPPED AT THE LOCAL ICE-CREAM PARLOR. FOR THE 2ND TIME WE GOT A DOGGY CUP TO GO. OH WAS MAZE HAPPY WHEN WE GOT HOME.

 FACETIME WITH EVERYONE....ALWAYS FUN. OUR YOUNGEST IS FIGHTING A COLD / SORE THROAT TOO.

 WE WATCHED THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN. SO MUCH FOR EASIEST SCHEDULE.

 WE STARTED A NEW DARK COMEDY TV SERIES THAT IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL. ANNIE MURPHY OF SCHITT'S CREEK STARTED THIS NEW SITCOM CALLED KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF.  BASICALLY , A SITCOM WIFE GOES INTO A SPIRAL OF ANGER AND DEPRESSION BECAUSE HER HUSBAND IS A COMPLETE MORON. SHE IS A SMOKE SHOW PIECE OF ASS MARRIED TO A COMPLETE IDIOT. IT IS FAR FROM A COMEDY AND ACTUALLY IS DEPRESSING BUT HER ACTING IS VERY GOOD AND I FOUND IT INTRIGUING. IT CONCENTRATES ON COUPLES IN A BAD MARRIAGE AND ONE OF THEM JUST CAN'T GET OUT OF IT.

 SLEPT ON AND OFF ALL NIGHT. I AM FIGHTING A SCRATCHY THROAT COUGH.

 THURSDAY     7 - 22 - 21

 CLEANING , FIXING , ORGANIZING , AND LOADING. I FOUGHT MY SCRATCHY COUGH AGAIN BUT SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER.

 SEEING DOE AND FAWN SO EARLY IS STILL PRETTY COOL.

 I DECIDE TO GET ON THE ROAD EARLY. IT WAS FOR FOUR REASONS.....I AM A SUPER EARLY MORNING PERSON AND GET TIRED EARLY AFTERNOON ,  WANTED TO SETTLE IN AT HOME SINCE I WAS WORKING UNTIL MIDNIGHT , GIVE WHEELS ALONE TIME WHILE WORKING , AND MY KID WOULD NOT BE UP TO DO ANYTHING.

 MAKE GOOD TIME UNTIL......MY G.P.S TAKES ME TO TURNPIKE. I DISMISS THIS AND NOW IT WANTS ME TO TAKE THE DREADED SCHUYKILL EXPRESSWAY. I GET OFF THE EXIT AND IT IS BACKED UP FOR MILES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS....WORST DECISION EVER.

 I BOUNCE BACK WITH TRAFFIC AND GO THE OPPOSITE WAY TO BRIDGEPORT. THIS WAS A HUGE GOOD CALL....NO TRAFFIC. I MAKE EXCELLENT TIME TO DEVON AREA.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN AS I PICK UP 2 UMBRELLA PATIO TABLE CLOTHES FOR MY YOUNGEST AND HER ROOM MATES.......FREE OF COURSE.

 AT HOME AND NOT DRIVING WITH THE PUP WAS KINDA WEIRD. I DID NOT LIKE IT. LATER IN THE EVENING I WAS TALKING TO MY OLD DOG NELLIE. I TOLD MY KID THIS AND SHE RESPONDED , " YOU GOT ISSUES ".

 UNLOAD A TON OF STUFF. GOD I HATE LOADING AND UNLOADING.

 P.E.C.O. SAYS IT WILL GIVE A HEADS UP CALL 30 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL. THEY ARE 0 - 20 DOING THIS.

 DID YOU KNOW 49.6% OF OUR NATION HAS RECEIVED FULL VACCINATION SHOTS ? TALK ABOUT OUR COUNTRY BEING SPLIT RIGHT IN HALF. ABOUT 1/4 THE PHILLIES , OLYMPIC ATHLETES , AND PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS ARE NOT GETTING ON BOARD TOO.

 I FIX A BROKEN UMBRELLA ON THE PATIO TABLE. IT FELL OVER AND CRACKED A SUPPORT BEAM.

 MOTORCYCLE - SOME WEIRD THINGS - MY GAS VALVE WAS ON " RESERVE " AND MY GAS TANK ACCESS COVER WAS MOVED. I RODE MY BIKE JUST ONE HOUSE AWAY AND IT STALLED BECAUSE IT WAS ON " RESERVE ". I MOVE THE FUEL SWITCH TO " ON " AND RIDE BACK UP MY DRIVEWAY. I PUT SOME GAS IN IT JUST IN CASE.

 STOP AT GAS STATION AND I WAS RIGHT. I STILL HAD A LEAST A HALF GALLON IN THE TANK. I FIND IT WEIRD SOMEONE MESSED WITH MY BIKE. THAN AGAIN , SOMEONE ALSO PUT OUT OUR FIRE PIT TABLE WHILE I WAS GONE.

 AT THE NAIL I SETTLE IN. I HANG SOME LIQUOR DOCUMENTS AND BEGIN PREPPING FOR OPEN MIC JUST JAM. THE MAIN CREW TOOK OFF TONIGHT BUT 5 NEW PATRONS CAME IN.....4 OF THEM GIRLS AND SUPER COOL WITH TIPPING AND BUYING DRINKS FOR OTHER MUSICIANS. I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME.

 TWO YOUNG CUTE GIRLS HAD A GOOD TIME ALL NIGHT. THEY DRANK , TIPPED , AND MINGLED WITH THE MUSICIANS. ONE SAID SHE LIKE MY BIKE. AGAIN , MY BIKE IS WAY MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN ME.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

 REGISTER TAPE IDEA. LOTS OF REGISTER TAPE POURS OUT OF THIS MACHINE DURING THE ENTIRE EVENING. IT ACTUALLY HAS DOUBLE ROLL READ OUTS. I MEAN 30 FEET OF TAPE IS BILLOWING OUT AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. SO.........I PUT THE TAPE ON AN UNENDING LOOP.  IT IS LITTLE BUT SUCH A NICE " FIX ".

 BACK HOME AND I WATCH 1 1/2 EPISODES OF KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AT 1AM. SLEEP WAS BETTER BUT STILL HAD SOME COUGHING FITS.

  FRIDAY      7 - 23 - 21

 THE MOST COMPLIMENTS I EVER RECEIVED...................

  WHEELS AND ELDEST ARRIVE HOME FROM THE POCONOS. I AM ALREADY JONESING TO HEAD BACK. BUT , MAYBE HEADING EAST IS IN ORDER.

  A VERY GOOD THING HAPPENED TODAY.....OUR TECH TEXTED ME.......HE WORKS TODAY !!  I TAKE A MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR A/C / BEER TECH. HE WORKED ON OUR DRAFT BEER SYSTEM FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. THEY HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR OVER 15 MONTHS. THE TECH LEAVES AND TELLS ME , " CHECK THE SYSTEM IN 30 MINUTES. "

 IT IS 2:30PM WHEN I ARRIVED AND NOW 4PM. I DECIDE TO JUST STAY HERE SINCE THE BANDS WILL BE ARRIVING SOON. I GOT ALOT DONE FROM CLEANING TO FIXING TO STOCKING.

 I WAIT ONE HOUR AND TEST THE BEER DRAFTS. A TEAR CAME DOWN MY FACE AS ALL 5 BEERS POURED ICE COLD AND PERFECTLY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. THE FIRST PATRON TO COME IN WAS AN ELDERLY MAN AND WE TASTE TESTED ALL THE DRAFTS TOGETHER. HIS WIFE WAS CONCERNED....LOL. IT IS THE BEST OUR DRAFT SYSTEM HAS POURED.........EVER.

 THE BANDS START LOADING IN AND " GIRL POWER " WAS ON THE BILL. WONDERFUL ADORABLE GIRL BANDS PERFORMED TONIGHT. MY FAVORITE WAS VIOLET FIRE WHO HAD THIS SOUND OF A LESS AGGRESSIVE BAND CALLED THE RUNAWAYS ( JOAN JETT ). THEY DRESSED THE PART TOO WITH LEATHER AND LACY ATTIRE.

 THE NIGHT MOVED EFFICIENTLY AND EVERY ACT WAS ENTERTAINING. FEMALE BASS PLAYER , FEMALE DRUMMER , FEMALE LEAD GUITAR , FEMALE LEAD SINGER......IT WAS FUN. JESUS TO BE YOUNG AGO.

 WHEELS MAKES A VERY RARE APPEARANCE. THAT WAS NICE TOO.

 TONIGHT I RECEIVED MORE COMPLIMENTS ON HOW WE HOST AND RUN A SHOW THAN I EVER HAD BEFORE. IT WAS SO NICE TO HEAR KIND WORDS. I ALWAYS SAY , " BAD WORDS MOVE LIKE LIGHTNING AND KIND WORDS MOVE LIKE A TURTLE. " TONIGHT WAS A TURTLE AS BANDS AND PATRONS WERE TAKING PICTURES WITH US , OUR MARQUEE , HAND SHAKES , AND HUGS. IT TRULY IS NICE TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC AGAIN. 

 PHILLIES STOP THE BLEEDING WITH WHEELER AND WIN 5 - 1. OH WAS IT NEEDED.

 I ROLL OUT ON MY BIKE WITH OUR BARTENDER RIGHT BEHIND. I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR OVER 10 HOURS AND LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 AT HOME I HAVE A LIBATION BUT PRETTY MUCH HEAD TO BED. MY DAY TOMORROW IS JUST AS LONG.

 SATURDAY / SUNDAY      7 - 24/25 - 21

 YEP.....IT'S 2:30AM AND I AM UP. I JUST DON'T GET IT. I AM COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED AT 10:45PM AND 3+ HOURS LATER I AM UP AT 2:30AM. IT IS NOW 5:30AM.

 I JUST RAN OUT OF TIME TO BLOG YESTERDAY. MY WEEKENDS I HAVE BEEN RUNNING HARD. I GOT SO TIRED BY SUNDAY NIGHT.

 SATURDAY NIGHT I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS SO MUCH. IT IS SUCH A PLEASURE AND STRESS FREE. THEY ARE ALWAYS MOVING AND FRIENDLY. THE MUSIC WAS FUN TOO.

 DRAFTS CONTINUE TO POUR GOOD. THIS IS A WELCOMED SIGHT.

 4 WHEEL BARRELS........4 WHEEL BARRELS. MY BROTHER CALLS ME AND ASKS FOR HELP IN MOVING DIRT FROM HIS HOUSE TO A NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY. HE SAYS HE NEEDS MY TRAILER. I AM SUSPICIOUS BECAUSE I TELL HIM TO JUST MOVE THE "4" WHEEL BARRELS HIMSELF. I STOP BY AND 24 WHEEL BARRELS LATER WE WERE DONE. 

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND HEAD TO ALLENTOWN TO VISIT MY BROTHER-IN-LAW. WE HAD A NICE LUNCH.

 BACK HOME FOR 45 MINUTES WE WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AND SPLIT A 4 GAME SERIES WITH THE BRAVES.

 I FEEL BAD BECAUSE OUR YOUNGEST IS FIGHTING A COUGH LIKE ME. LATER SHE ROLLED BACK TO HER HOUSE IN CENTER CITY. I TEXTED WITH HER AS SHE TRAVELLED ON THE TRAIN.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND SETTLE IN. THE BAND ARRIVES AND THEY WERE ACTUALLY VERY COOL....ALL GRATEFUL DEAD MUSIC ON A SUNDAY NIGHT.

 SOME REGULARS CAME IN AND I CHILLED WITH THEM FOR A LITTLE BIT. IT WAS FUN.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. THEY WERE GOOD. I THINK IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN CINEMA HISTORY AN ACTRESS PERFORMED A SOLO BIRTH. IT WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH.

 ELDEST AND HER FRIEND VISIT. ALWAYS FUN TO SEE THEM PLAY WITH THE PUP.

 SUNDAY WEIGH-IN. I AM NOT SURE HOW I LOST 1.7 POUNDS BECAUSE ALL LAST WEEK IN THE POCONOS AND HERE WAS BASICALLY CHEAT DAYS.

 WELL , IT'S 5:30AM , GUESS I WILL TRY TO GET SOME SLEEP........AGAIN.

 MONDAY       7 - 26 - 21

 NOW THAT WAS A FUN PHILLIES GAME.  'CUTCH WITH A 3 RUN HOME RUN TO WIN IT WALK-OFF STYLE 6 - 5.

 BATTLED SLEEP AGAIN.........IT'S A STRUGGLE.

 FACETIMED WITH YOUNGEST. THIS IS ALWAYS ENJOYABLE. I WAS CHECKING UP ON HER TO SEE HOW HER COUGH WAS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO WEED , WEED WHACK , LEAF BLOW , STOCK , CLEAN , FIX , CHANGE MARQUEE , POST FACEBOOK PICTURES TO PROMOTE BANDS , AND MAKE BEER & LIQUOR ORDERS. THE 98 DEGREE HEAT WAS NO FUN.

 ELDEST GETS A JOB A STARBUCKS. WHEELS TAKES HER AND FRIENDS OUT FOR A HIBACHI DINNER FOR A MINI CELEBRATION.

 WE WATCH THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD.

 PLAYING WITH THE PUP ABSOLUTELY STRESS RELEASE FUN. THE DOG JUST BRINGS A 100 LAUGHS A DAY.

 THERE WERE 10 OTHER THINGS TO BLOG ABOUT BUT I FORGET.

 TUESDAY     7 - 27 - 21

  HOW THE HELL DO THIEVES DO IT ?

 I THINK HAVING A PASSWORD TO OPEN YOUR PHONE IS A TOTAL HASSLE.........BUT THAT IS ME AND PROBABLY WRONG. TODAY , WHEELS FORGOT HER PASSWORD TO OPEN HERE PHONE.  CLOSE TO 5 HOURS LATER SHE GOT HER PHONE TO OPEN VIA SPRINT TECHS. OH........SHE LOST EVERYTHING ON THE PHONE. THIS MAKES ME THINK , " HOW IN THE HELL DO CROOKS DO IT WHEN STEALING A PHONE ? "

 I START MY DAY BY WEEDING. IT WAS NOT FUN IN THE HEAT. I WENT AROUND THE WHOLE PROPERTY BOTH FRONT AND BACK YARDS. THREE TRASHCANS LATER I WAS DONE.

 MESSING WITH OUR TOWNSHIP TRASH MEN. THEY PICK UP OUR TRASH AND I SAY WHILE WEEDING , " WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRADE JOBS ? " WITH A BIG SMILE THE WORKER RESPONDS , " YOU COULDN'T HANDLE IT. WE HAVE 400 HOMES TO STILL DO. " I REPLY , " I HAVE 4,000 WEEDS TO PULL. "

 A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE DOING ALL BACK STREETS ACTUALLY BECAME A TOTAL STRESSFUL JOURNEY. THREE DIFFERENT TRAVEL PATHS WE BLOCKED DUE TO ROAD WORK. I ENDED UP TAKING MY NORMAL WAY. I WAS SO PISSED.

 I SEE A SIGN ON A CURB THAT SAYS " FREE ". I APPROACH A TABLE OF ITEMS AND PICKED A SENSOR CANDLE STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX.

 AT THE NAIL I TURN BACK HOME ON OUR SPECIALTY BEER FRIDGE. I HAD IT OFF FOR 2 DAYS AND I AM HOPING IT WILL MELT ICE FORMED IN THE BACK COILS. THIS WAS SUGGESTED BY OUR A/C TECH. WE WILL SEE. OH , ALL KINDS OF WORK STILL GOING ON ALONG HAVERFORD ROAD.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD ALL TOOLS FROM OUR VAN , LEAF BLOW THE INSIDE , WET/DRY VAC THE INSIDE , AND AIR IT OUT ALL NIGHT. IT STILL SMELLS A LITTLE MUSTY.

 AGAIN OUR GARDEN BLOWS. I SEE PICTURES OF COUSINS , FRIENDS , AND FAMILY ON THEIR GARDENS AND THEIR VEGETABLES ARE WAY LARGER AND HEALTHY. I DID WATER OURS EARLY MORNING.

 EVERY DAY I AM DOING SOME KIND OF BAND BOOKING. I EVEN STARTED DOING BAND CALENDARS.

 WATCH SOME OLYMPICS TODAY - GIRLS VOLLEY BALL AND GIRLS SOCCER. IS IT ME OR IS THE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM OUT RIGHT BLOW ? I KNOW THEY WERE PLAYING FOR A TIE BUT JESUS PASSING AND DECISION MAKING WAS HORRIBLE.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF SEASON 3 IN THE HANDMAID'S TALE. IT WAS GOOD.

 THE REVIEWS ARE MIXED BUT I DEFINITELY LIKE KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF. WE WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE TODAY AND IT WAS ENTERTAINING.

 FILLED AIR ON TIRES OF 2 VEHICLES. OUR VAN DEFINITELY HAS A SLOW LEAK. I ALSO CHECKED MY RIDING MOWER AND MOTORCYCLE. HAVING AN AIR COMPRESSOR IS VERY NICE.

 SLEPT BETTER TONIGHT AND DID NOT PEE ONE TIME DURING THE NIGHT. I FOUND IF I HAVE A SEMI HARD-ON IT RESTRICTS THE URGE AND ABILITY TO PEE. SO , I THOUGHT ABOUT BANGING ANNIE MURPHY IN SCHITT'S CREEK AND KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF THREE TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

  WEDNESDAY      7 - 28 - 21

 PHILLIES PLAYED 100 GAMES AND ONE GAME WILL BE CANCELLED. GUESS WHICH ONE ? THAT WOULD BE THE GAME WE WERE GOING TO ATTEND........BLOW.

 YES , WE GET ALL DRESSED IN OUR PHILLIES ATTIRE AND DRIVE TO CENTER CITY TO GET OUR YOUNGEST. WE GET A PHONE CALL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER SAYING THE GAME WAS CANCELLED DUE TO WASHINGTON PLAYERS BEING DICKHEADS AND NOT GETTING VACCINATED. THE ONLY COOL THING.....WE KNEW THE GAME WAS CANCELLED BEFORE ANY MEDIA REPORTS.

 MY DAY :

 I SPEND A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME WEED WHACKING AND CUTTING THE LAWNS ON 2 PROPERTIES. LET ME TELL YOU.......IT WAS HOT OUT. AFTER 3 TRASHCANS OF WEEDING YESTERDAY I WAS HURTING.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN - I DRIVE OVER TO DREXEL HILL AFTER STOPPING AT THE NAIL. OUR SPECIALTY BEER FRIDGE DID NOT GET BETTER IN TEMPERATURE. I TEXT MY TECH WITH NO RESPONSE.....GEE. ANYWAY , I PICK UP A BAG OF GREY GROUT. IT'S ABOUT $20 BUT HEY FREE IS FREE. I WANT TO RE-DO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE FRONT DOOR & WOOD STOVE TILE AREA AGAIN.

 WHEELS GETS A VERY GOOD WORK PERFORMANCE REVIEW. I THINK THEY NOW KNOW SHE BASICALLY WORKS 7 DAYS A WEEK.

 AIR OUT VAN AGAIN.

 CONSOLIDATE ALL MY TOOLS IN MY UTILITY TRAILER. MAN I LOVE THIS TRAILER. IT JUST KEEPS GIVING.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN - I DID NOT TELL ANYONE BUT OFF BROAD STREET ON THE WAY TO THE GAME I WAS MAKING A PIT STOP TO PICK UP 70+ FEET OF L.E.D. LIGHTS FOR THE NAIL. WE MAKE THE STOP AND 2 GIRLS FROM A SORORITY HOUSE ARE COLLEGE ADORABLE. I JOKE WITH THEM ABOUT THE PHILLIES GAME BEING CANCELLED. THEY GIVE ME THE LIGHTS AND I DREAM OF BEING YOUNG AGAIN.....AND MAYBE DOING A THREESOME. I HATE BEING OLD , FAT , AND BALD.

 DROP OFF HILTI GUN FOR MY BROTHER. I FEEL BAD AS HE SPUN HIS WHEELS GETTING THE RIGHT DRILL BIT AND FINDING OUT IT IS A HAMMER DRILL AND NOT A DEMO HAMMER HE WANTED.

 YOUNGEST DECIDES TO CHILL WITH US EVEN THOUGH PHILLIES GAME WAS CANCELLED. I WAS ELATED. WE TAKE A RIDE TO BARNABY'S IN HAVERTOWN TO MEET FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED ON " FREE KID MEAL WEDNESDAYS ". OUR WAITRESS WAS CUTE AND A FRIEND WAS HER SOFTBALL COACH YEARS AGO. THE COMFORT FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND FOR THE 30TH TIME IN 3 MONTHS I HAD ANOTHER " CHEAT " DAY.

 WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT MY BROTHERS' FOR A VISIT AND PICK UP MY HILTI GUN. MY DAUGHTERS PLAYED WITH HIS KIDS WHILE I JOKED WITH THE WIFE ON HOW 4 WHEEL BARRELS OF DIRT BECAME 24. I HAD HER LAUGHING. I LOVE HER LAUGH.

 BACK HOME FAMILY IS AT OUR HOUSE. WE HAVE SOME WINE TO END THE NIGHT. WE WATCH SOME OLYMPICS TOO. OH , THEY HAVE THE LOWEST RATINGS OF ALL TIME.

 OUR ELDEST RE-DID HER BEDROOM AND ADDED REALLY COOL L.E.D. LIGHTS CONTROLLED BY " ALEXIS ".....PRETTY COOL.

 WE WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " KEVIN CAN GO F HIMSELF ". AGAIN , I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 IN BED AND SLEPT GOOD.

 I HAD A NICE DREAM ABOUT BEING WITH A SUPER HOT GIRL ON A BEACH. SHE WAS VERY TAN WITH LONG LEGS AND TIGHT STOMACH. SHE IS IN A SKIMPY BIKINI WITH A SMOKING HOT BODY. I LAY NEXT TO HER AND SHE GOES TO GRAB MY SWIM TRUNKS. SHE SAYS , " THIS TIME IT'S MY TURN "..............DREAM ENDS. I SWEAR I CAN'T EVEN HAVE A FUN DREAM. ALSO , I REALLY WANTED TO KNOW WHAT " THIS TIME IT'S MY TURN " MEANT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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