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

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

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

      When we started, I asked what can we do for the bands " promotionally " wise ?   The same old answer ," we did it all and nothing will help".  At the time, we were in 11 newspapers and had one generic monthly calendar.  So , one weekend, Wheels and I went up to our mountain house ( that we built with our own hands ) with "phonebooks" from all over the counties. We made a list of all the newspapers and internet companies.  I continue to make the list grow.  Now, we are in 56 newspapers and affiliates.........radio promos..........our websites (www.thenail1.com., Facebook/rustynail together average over 1500 " hits " a day....that's  unbelievable for such a small nightclub).......monthly calendars on time.......new illuminated outdoor sign............35 internet companies ...........mailing list............our own radio show ,  and it goes on. We have quadrupled the band intake. We let bands network with each other by having up to 4 bands or more on the weekends. I remember a phone call I took in 1999.  The person said, " we played THE NAIL a couple a months ago, we brought alot of people, had fun , and would like another gig ".  I said to him, " you mean no one has called you since than ? "  Right there and than I took over the booking. I call all bands every Monday ( or Tuesday sometimes ) before and after they play here ( no other owner does this).   Treat bands with respect...they are the backbone of THE NAIL They are the ones working hard to bring people in, practicing, promoting ,and such....so, why the hell wouldn't I help them?  I refuse to be the owner that's all drunk behind the bar with a disgusted face saying " they did not bring a 100 people....... they're done".  I give out my home phone number (no other owner does this) to prevent frustrating phone tag and usually have 15-20 minute conversations with each individual band on the first phone call (no other owner does this) . I know if I was in a band, I would like a direct link to the owner and have a respectable conversation. I put myself in the shoes of the band and tell them how much we appreciate them.  We lend out our PA system to bands playing  "other " clubs for FREE ( what the hell other owner does this ? ). Several times with my van and easy pass (no other owner does this). We throw a huge "Wheelstock " party at our private vacation home that Wheels and I built ( 4 years to build ).........for 13 years it was completely free .... it was $20 for the last two years..... 330 people showed up last year ( damn hurricane ).....400 the year before ! Once again, a 4 day party and the NAIL supplies breakfast , lunch , dinner , beer , liquor , bands , and showers for everyone for 4 days ( show me one fucking owner that does this ??!!  Throws a party for 400 people for 4 days for fucking FREE ??!! ). We ended it in 2006 because of the incredible amount of time , effort , wear & tear on our home , & neighbors being super pissed at us. The main reason for stopping this party was 2 out of 3 people did not who Wheels or myself were. We walk around to 40-50 campsites and say thank you and people would say , " who the hell are you ? " Yep the WHEELSTOCK party got so big people attending were now friends of friends of friends of friends and had no clue this was a RUST Y NAIL party and US thanking people for their support over the years.

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

             PERFORMED LIVE EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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  SUNDAY    2 - 24 - 19

   THIS WAS A GOOD DAY. I FINALLY GET CAUGHT UP ON MY MAJOR PROJECTS. I ACTUALLY FEEL DAMN PROUD OF MYSELF. SO ......HOW LONG DOES THIS GOOD FEELING LAST ?.............ABOUT 2 HOURS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY MORNING TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  WITHIN 90 MINUTES I COMPLETE ALL MY CHORES AND HEAD BACK HOME.

  WHEELS TOOK SOME TIME TO HELP PACK THINGS FOR ME. I LOAD UP MY MINIVAN WITH A LADDER , THE PUP , AND ALL ESSENTIALS I CAN THINK OF ALONG WITH MY PUNCH LIST THINGS.

  A FAMILY MEMBER STOPS BY AND WE GET ON THE ROAD. I AM MEETING AN ELECTRICIAN AND WHEELS IS VISITING FAMILY.  ALL OF US WILL GO OUT TO LUNCH. I FOLLOW THEM IN MY VAN WITH ONE RULE BEFORE WE LEFT, " IF MY ELECTRICIAN CALLS ME DURING THE RIDE I WILL BREAK OFF AND HEAD TO MEET HIM.

  THE KIDS GO TO PHILLY WITH MY MOM TO SEE " CINDERELLA ".

  WE GET ON THE ROAD FOR THE 45 MINUTE RIDE TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOME.  I HAVE NOT EATEN SO I AM THINKING OF THE PIZZA HUT WE WILL BE VISITING.........OHHHHHHHHHHHH PIZZA HUT.......SO DAMN GOOD. WE ARE 5 MINUTES AWAY AND MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. LOOKS LIKE MY PIZZA EATING WILL HAVE TO WAIT. MY ELECTRICIAN SAYS HE IS LEAVING NOW AND WILL MEET ME SOON.  WHAT KINDA SUCKS IS I COULDA WENT ( EVEN WHEELS SAID THAT I HAD TIME TO DO BOTH ) BUT I HAD TO PREP AND BE READY FOR THE ELECTRICIAN'S MEETING AND DEFINITELY DID NOT WANT TO BE LATE.  IT ENDS UP HE GOT LOST AND WAS 90 MINUTES LATE. 

  I ARRIVE AT OUR HOUSE AND IT IS IN GOOD SHAPE.  I DID STOP AT RENEE'S COLD CUT SHOP. I PICKED UP 2 HOAGIES FOR THE ELECTRICIAN AND 2 BREAKFAST SANDWICHES FOR ME. THE SANDWICHES ARE GOOD AND VERY CHEAP. I EVEN GOT MY RENEE'S SANDWICH CARD PUNCHED AGAIN FOR A FREE HOAGIE ONCE I REACH 10 PURCHASE. I AM AT 4. I SHOULD HIT 10 BY TOMORROW.  I TALK TO THE OWNERS AND THEY ARE REALLY COOL. I ALSO FIND OUT THEY SELL EGG SALADS , DESERTS , EGGS , AND BREAD WHICH I DID NOT KNOW.

  AT THE HOUSE I UNLOAD , HAVE MY BREAKFAST SANDWICHES ( EGG , SAUSAGE , CHEESE ) WHICH WERE VERY GOOD. I BEGIN GETTING SETTLED IN AND KEEP DOING THINGS UNTIL THE ELECTRICIAN ARRIVES. WELL , AFTER AN HOUR I HAD ALL MY CHECKING-IN STUFF DONE. I WAS GETTING TIRED SO I SAT ON THE COUCH WITH THE PUP AND WATCHED TV WHILE HALF FALLING IN AND OUT OF SLEEP.

  THE ELECTRICIAN ARRIVES WITH HIS GIRL ( PIECE OF ASS ). HE IS OVER THE TOP SUPER COOL. HE DOES HIS WORK AND I PAY HIM ALONG WITH GIVING HIM AND HIS GIRL 2 ITALIAN HOAGIES. I GIVE HIM THE GRAND TOUR AND HE AND HIS GIRL LOVE OUR HOME. WE TALK FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND HE GETS BACK ON THE ROAD. AGAIN , THIS GUY WAS SO NICE AND POLITE.

  WHEELS CALLS ME AND WE TALK ON OUR LAND LINE PHONE. SHE TELLS ME ABOUT HER LUNCH WITH SOME FAMILY AND GETTING A FREE PIZZA AND I TELL HER ABOUT  THE WORK THE ELECTRICIAN DID. I EVEN SAY , " I AM CAUGHT UP WITH ALL THE MAJOR PROJECTS ON MY PUNCH LIST THAT I NEEDED TO DO. I AM IN A GOOD MOOD AND HAPPY TO BE HERE. "

  I DECIDE NOT TO BRING ANY BEER OR BRANDY WITH ME. I ARRIVE AND OPEN THE FRIDGE AND THE LAST RENTER LEFT BEERS HERE......BLUE MOON , MILLER LITE , BUD LIGHT , AND ALLAGASH.  GEEZ.....EVEN WHEN I WANT TO GET AWAY FROM BEER IT FOLLOWS ME.

   I SETTLE IN AND CHECK MY EMAILS. EVERYTHING IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT NOW. I AM CONTENT WITH MY LIFE , BEING HERE  , AND HOW FAT I AM.

  IT IS PRETTY WINDY HERE AND A LITTLE COLD. I AM ENJOYING SITTING ON OUR SECTIONAL WATCHING THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER AND THE OSCARS.

 THE OSCARS WAS GOOD FOR THE MOST PART. I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE WINNERS CAN NOT DO LESS THAN A 90 SECOND SPEECH.

  EVERYTHING IS GOOD RIGHT NOW. BUT , YOU SEE , MY LIFE DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO ENJOY ANYTHING FOR MORE THAN 3 HOUR INTERVALS. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT HAS TO MESS IT UP. I CHECK MY EMAILS AND READ SEVERAL ALONG WITH RESPONDING. I IMMEDIATELY NOTICE I AM OFF-LINE. TWO FRIGGIN' HOURS I SPEND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL IT IS. MY CELL PHONE HAS INTERNET BUT MY COMPUTER AND BLUE RAY DO NOT. I CALL MY CABLE PROVIDER AND TALK TO A REALLY NICE TECHNICIAN. WE CAN NOT FIX IT AND I HAVE TO MEET A TECH TOMORROW......UNBELIEVABLE. FOR 2 HOURS I ENJOYED BEING CAUGHT UP ON EVERYTHING. THAT IS GONE AND WON'T BE COMING BACK.

  I GET A BOOK LONG TEXT THAT WE DOUBLE CHARGED A PATRON SATURDAY NIGHT. I TELL THE BARTENDER THE BAD NEWS BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT SHE GOT A HUGE TIP. WE WILL REPAY THE GUY $75.

  THOSE BEERS LEFT IN OUR FRIDGE ARE NOW BEING CONSUMED 2 AT A TIME. I AM NOT PISSED ABOUT LOSING MY INTERNET , NETFLIX, AND LAND LINE PHONE BUT JUST THE DAMN PRINCIPLE OF SOMETHING GOING WRONG. COMPLETELY SUCKS BALLS.

  IT IS REALLY WINDY HERE AND IT IS GETTING COLD. I CRANK THE HEAT AND HEAD TO BED BY 10PM. I WATCH A LITTLE MORE TV BUT I AM TIRED.  I AM SO COMFORTABLE. I AM GLAD EARLIER IN THE NIGHT I PREPPED MY BEDDING AND EVERYTHING UPSTAIRS WHILE ON HOLD WITH A TECHNICIAN FROM OUR CABLE SERVICE.

  I SLEPT GOOD AND HAD A WONDERFUL DREAM OF WHEELS DOING STUFF TO ME. IT INVOLVED HER LITTLE HANDS , A BAR OF SOAP , AND A LAMP........GOOD TIMES........GOOD TIMES.

  MONDAY     2 - 25 - 19

  MAYBE IT WAS ME ?.......MAYBE IT WASN'T.

  WELL , IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE. LITTLE COLD AND DEFINITELY WINDY BUT MAN IS IT NICE. I BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST STUFF AND WAIT FOR OUR CABLE TECHS TO GET HERE. I KEPT THINKING IT HAS TO BE SOMETHING EASY. WHY WOULD MY INTERNET AND PHONE GO OFF-LINE SUDDENLY WHEN I WAS USING IT FOR 12 HOURS ?  WELL , I KNOW WHY. I THINK IT WAS ME. MY CABLE TV CUTS OFF TO A BLACK SCREEN SO I INSTALLED A BOOSTER.  NOT SHORTLY AFTER I LOSE BOTH INTERNET AND LAND LINE PHONES. I HAD 2 EXPERIENCED TECHS ARRIVE EARLY AND THEY IMMEDIATELY DIAGNOSED THAT I WAS THE IDIOT THAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM.

  THEY TELL ME MY MODEM IS VERY OLD AND THEY WON'T TELL HOME OFFICE I CREATED THE INTERNET/PHONE PROBLEMS BY INSTALLING THE BOOSTER.  SO THIS VISIT WILL STILL BE FREE. THEY INSTALL THE FIRST MODEM. NOTICE I WROTE FIRST.  THAN THEY TRIED A 2ND MODEM. THAN A 3RD MODEM AND THE TECH SAYS TO ME , "
 YOU KNOW WHAT , MAYBE IT WASN'T THE BOOSTER ? " I TOLD HIM , " ALL GOOD. I WON'T TELL HOME OFFICE YOU MISDIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM HERE. "

  A 15 MINUTE JOB LASTED OVER AN HOUR. WE REMOVED A 2ND NETGEAR ROUTER AND USED ONLY THEIR BRAND NEW ONE. LESS WIRES AND LESS MACHINERY IS FINE WITH ME. WE TESTED THE NEW MODEM ON THEIR COMPUTER , MY COMPUTER , AND MY CELL PHONE...........ALL IS GOOD.  AN HOUR LATER I HOOKED UP MY BLURAY AND IT WORKED. I NOW HAVE NETFLIX , HULU , AND AMAZON HERE..........F'N NICE.

  I RETURN TO MY PUNCH LIST AND ACCESS THE ATTIC. MONTHS AGO RENTERS AND US HEARD MOVEMENT IN THE WALLS SO I BEGAN SETTING TRAPS AND ENDED UP GETTING 2 FLYING SQUIRRELS. I HAVE NO PROBLEM TRAPPING REGULAR SQUIRRELS. THEY ARE JUST RATS WITH A FUZZY TAILS. BUT FLYING SQUIRRELS ARE CUTE , SMALLER , AND HAVE A FLAT TAIL. BASICALLY THEY ARE PRETTY COOL ESPECIALLY WHEN FLYING WHICH I GOT TO WITNESS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 28 YEARS HERE. ANYWAY , I CLIMB UP MY LADDER AND PEEK IN MY ATTIC AND MY HEART SANK A LITTLE. ALL 3 TRAPS WERE HIT. ALL 3 WERE FLYING SQUIRRELS......DANG IT.  I RESET ALL TRAPS AND WILL LISTEN FOR ANY MOVEMENT IN THE WALLS AND CEILING TONIGHT. EITHER ANIMAL HAS TO GO. I HAD TO REPAIR CHEWED ELECTRICAL LINES AND VACUUMED UP THEIR POOP.

  SPACKLING AND SANDING. GOOD GOD WHY DID I START THIS ?  ONE REPAIR SPOT TURNED INTO 10.  THERE WERE SOME MAJOR STRESS CRACKS ON SOME WALLS THAT DEFINITELY NEEDED PATCH WORK....I JUTS WENT TOO FAR.

  MAKE SOME RAVIOLIS , MEATBALLS , ZITI , BROCCOLI RABE , AND PORK LOIN FOR DINNER. I HAVE A TON OF LEFTOVERS.

  SETTLE IN AND WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF " AGENTS OF SHIELD ". IT IS OKAY AND IT IS EXACTLY LIKE " NIKITA ". I ALSO WATCHED THE 76ERS ALMOST BLOW ANOTHER BIG LEAD AND HUNG ON TO WIN BY ONE POINT.

  WALKED THE PUP FOR ALITTLE BIT AND THREW ABOUT 30 SMALL AND BIG BRANCHES OFF THE MAIN DECK. IT WAS QUITE DIFFICULT TO BEND OVER AND PICK THESE BRANCHES UP.

  OFF TO BED AFTER TALKING TO WHEELS AND THE KIDS. I WAS HAPPY TO HEAR THE KIDS HAD A GOOD TIME WITH MY MOTHER SEEING CINDERELLA AT THE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS.

   I WATCHED A LITTLE MORE TV WHILE SNUGGLING UNDER MY 2 COMFORTERS.  I SLEPT GOOD.

  TUESDAY      2 - 26 - 19

  YES SIR , NO SIR.......IT'S THAT EASY.

  REALLY GETTING SICK OF SPACKLING AND SPONGING.

  I NOTICED WATER HAS BEEN POOLING AT THE BOTTOM OF MY STEPS. I FIGURE I HAMMER IT OUT. USING A MINI SLEDGE AND BIG HAMMER IN EACH HAND I BECAME THOR AND DOUBLE SMASHED THE ICE LIKE A SUPER HERO. IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS I WAS COMPLETELY OUT OF BREATH LAYING ON THE GROUND WITH MY SWEATY FAT FACE ON THE ICE BECAUSE IT FELT GOOD. THE COMBINATION OF THE ICE BEING TOO THICK AND ME BEING TOO FAT WAS THE PERFECT STORM.

  I HAVE NOT SEEN A FLYING SQUIRREL IN 25 YEARS. NOW , I WILL BE THE SOLE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING THEM ON THE EXTINCTION LIST.  A TRAP WAS TRIGGERED AGAIN.........OH MAN THIS BLOWS.

  TRIED WATCHING THE AWARD WINNING OSCAR NOMINATED MOVIE CALLED " ROMA ". I DECIDED TO RENAME IT " BLOWA "

 WHEELS , I ALSO TRIED " MEDICI ". GAVE IT 30 MINUTES......STOPPED IT. YOU CAN WATCH IT WITH YOUR MOMMY.

  TAKE A RIDE TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND FOOD MARKET. I NEEDED SALT AND PEANUT BUTTER. I SEE SOME POLICE LIGHTS AS I PAUSE AT A STOP SIGN. I PULL OVER THINKING HE WILL GO BY ME. HE DID NOT. HERE IS THE CONVERSATION : (THE PICTURE OF THE COP BEHIND MY VAN AND SHORTER CONVERSATION IS ON FACEBOOK)

  OFFICER - " WHERE ARE YOU GOING TODAY ? "

  ME - " TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO GET SALT AND THE GROCERY STORE TO GET PEANUT BUTTER. I HAVE A FLYING SQUIRREL PROBLEM IN MY ATTIC. "

  OFFICER - " DO YOU LIVE AROUND HERE ? "

  ME - " NO , BUT I BUILT A MOUNTAIN HOUSE......LET ME RE-PHRASE THAT......MY WIFE AND I BUILT A MOUNTAIN HOUSE IN HICKORY HILLS DEVELOPMENT. "

  OFFICER - " WHERE DO YOU PRIMARY LIVE ?"

  ME - " NEAR KING OF PRUSSIA IN AREA CALLED ROSEMONT. MY NEIGHBORS ARE MUCH FRIENDLIER THAN HICKORY HILLS DEVELOPMENT ARE. " ( HE SMILES )

  OFFICER - " LICENSE AND REGISTRATION SIR "

  ME - YES SIR. ( I GIVE HIM MY LICENSE AND INSURANCE CARD )

  OFFICER - " SIR , STILL WAITING FOR THE REGISTRATION CARD  "

  ME - " OH CRAP....SORRY " ( I SCRAMBLE AND HAVE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT.  I FINALLY FIND IT )

  OFFICER - " DO YOU KNOW WHY I PULLED YOU OVER ? "

  ME - " I REALLY DON'T. WHEN I PULLED OVER I THOUGHT YOU GO BY. "

  OFFICER - " YOU WERE DOING 52 IN A 35 MILE AN HOUR ZONE "

  ME - " YES !! " ( I WAVE MY FIST IN THE AIR LIKE ROCKY )

  OFFICER - " WHY ARE YOU HAPPY SIR ? "

  ME - " THIS 1989 MINIVAN HAS NEVER DONE OVER 50. IT'S A NEW RECORD !!! " ( I WAVE MY FIST AGAIN )

  OFFICER - " I AM HAPPY FOR YOUR NEW RECORD. LET ME RUN YOUR LICENSE AND REGISTRATION THROUGH. "

  ME - " YOU'RE SURE I WAS DOING 52 BECAUSE THIS RECORD WOULD MEAN ALOT TO ME ? " ( HE SMILES )

  OFFICER - " YES , YOU PULLED AROUND AN OLDER MODEL GREEN TRUCK "

  ME - " OK , FOR THE RECORD , I BELIEVE YOU AND WHAT YOU CLOCKED ME AT. "

 OFFICER - " YOU REALLY DON'T NEED THIS DO YA ? "

  ME - " NO.......NO I DON'T. "

  OFFICER GOES TO HIS CAR

  OFFICER - " EVERYTHING CHECKED OUT AND I AM GOING TO LET YOU OFF WITH A WARNING. "

  ME - " MAN, THIS DAY IS GETTING BETTER ALREADY. CAN I STILL SAY I HOLD THE RECORD FOR THIS VAN ? "

  OFFICER - " I BELIEVE GOING DOWN HILL AND GRAVITY HELPED HERE. "

  ME - " PLEASE DON'T MENTION THAT IN THE WARNING. I WANT MY RECORD OF 52 MPH TO BE LEGIT " ( HE SMILES AGAIN )

  OFFICER - " I LIKE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR SIR. HAVE A GOOD DAY. "

 OFF TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO PURCHASE SALT AND THAN TO THE GROCERY STORE TO GET PEANUT BUTTER. BACK HOME I PLAY WITH THE PUP BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE.

  MORE SPACKLING , SPONGING , FIXING , ORGANIZING , AND CLEANING. I AM GOING OVERBOARD BUT FOR SOME STUPID REASON I ENJOY IT.

 CLEANER STOPS OVER AND I PAY HER FOR 3 MONTHS WORK.

  WATCH THE FLYERS WIN A BIG GAME AND ANOTHER EPISODE OF " S.H.I.E.L.D " OR " NIKITA 2 "

 NEXT STORY :

  10 YEARS AGO I GAVE A NEIGHBOR OF MINE $1500 OUT OF MY POCKET. I GAVE HER A LEAD ON 2 FRIENDS OF MINE WHO SELL USED CARS. SHE BOUGHT ONE AND IT WAS A LEMON. THE " FRIENDS " NEVER RETURNED HER $1500. SHE WAS A SINGLE MOM WITH A KID AND MONEY WAS TIGHT TO SAY THE LEAST.  I TRIED TO CONTACT THEM BUT THEY WENT OFF THE GRID. AFTER 2 MONTHS , WHEELS AND I WROTE A CHECK FOR $1,500 AND GAVE THE MONEY TO OUR FRIEND.  I TOLD HER THAT THE SALESMEN GAVE THE MONEY BACK TO ME AND I AM GIVING IT TO HER. LITTLE DID SHE KNOW I NEVER GOT THAT MONEY REIMBURSED. 

  6 MONTHS AGO I SEE ONE OF THE SALESMEN. I STOPPED FOR ICE CREAM WITH MY YOUNGEST. HE RAN OVER TO ME AND SHOWED ME WHERE HE WORKS NOW. A PIZZERIA IN OUR AREA. HE NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE OWED MONEY NOR DID I.

  FAST FORWARD TO TONIGHT - I GET A TEXT FROM OUR BARTENDER " M. B. " IS HERE. THAT IS ALL I NEEDED TO KNOW. THE FLYERS GO INTO THE 2ND PERIOD INTERMISSION AND I CALL THE NAIL. MY ELDEST ANSWERS AND I SAY , " IS M. B. STILL THERE ? " SHE REPLIES , " YES ". I REPLY , " HAND HIM THE PHONE ". I HEAR IN THE BACK GROUND , " UT OH.....DAD'S ABOUT TO GO CODE RED. "

  CONTINUED - I WON'T GET INTO THE CONVERSATION BUT I AM TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY HIS HONESTY AND HAPPINESS TO TALK TO ME. WE TALK FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND LATER TEXT ALOT.  WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE HE IS GOING TO RETURN THE MONEY IN INSTALLMENTS NEXT WEEK.....OR GO OFF THE GRID AGAIN. WE WILL SEE NEXT WEDNESDAY.....THIS IS WHEN WE SUPPOSE TO MEET.

  MAKE DINNER OF LEFTOVER LOBSTER AND CRAB RAVIOLIS. I WATCH TV AND SETTLE IN PETTING THE PUP.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I DREAM ABOUT AN OLD NAIL MANAGER ( BACK STABBING PAIN IS STILL THERE ) AND HIS WIFE ( WHO I DATED ). I WAS PRETENDING TO BE MISSING A DOCUMENT AND HE KEPT SEARCHING FOR IT IN HIS HOUSE. I JUST WANTED SOME TIME TO TALK TO HIS WIFE AND MY OLD FRIEND. I MISSED HER. WE USED TO BE REALLY CLOSE IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL DAYS. FINALLY I LEAVE AND THE OLD MANAGER ASKS ME WHAT IS ON THE DOCUMENT?  I JUST SAY IT WAS NOTHING.

  SLEEPING INTERVALS FOR TONIGHT :

 - IN BED BY 11PM , UP AT 1:30AM.

 - FALL ASLEEP BY 3AM , UP AT 5:15AM BECAUSE THE DOG CAME UPSTAIRS TO GET ME.

 - WALK DOG AT 5:18AM , CHECK COMPUTER AND EMAILS UNTIL 6:15AM.

 - GO BACK TO BED AT 6:20AM , WAKE UP AT 8:15AM.

 TECHNICALLY THAT IS 6 HOURS OF SLEEP.....NOT ALL IN A ROW THOUGH.

  WEDNESDAY     2 - 27 - 19

  UP 4 FRIGGIN TIMES AND DREAMT 4 FRIGGIN' TIMES. I KNOW ONE DREAM I WAS PLAYING PING PONG WITH " D " FROM GIANT AND MY YOUNGEST WAS THE JUDGE. I WAS UP 17 - 3 AND HE CAME ALL THE WAY BACK TO TIE IT. THE TABLE HAS A BIG HOLE IN IT AND WE HAVE TO FIX IT AND DETERMINE THE RULES OF FINISHING THE GAME............DREAM ENDS.

  TODAY I CONCENTRATED ON PAINTING MY PATCH WORK. I HAD 11 TOTAL AND 8 WERE IN THE MAIN ROOM.  ONE PROBLEM , I ONLY HAD A SMALL PINT OF PAINT. I COULD NOT USE A LARGE BRUSH OR ROLLER IN A PAN BECAUSE IT WOULD ABSORB TOO MUCH PAINT AND I WOULD NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO FINISH. SO ........I USED A TINY PAINT BRUSH AND STROKED 1 INCH WIDE STRIPS AT A TIME. YES , THIS WAS A PAIN IN THE BALLS.

  I FINISHED ALL 11 PATCHES AND IT CAME OUT VERY GOOD ESPECIALLY THE MAIN ROOM. IT IS ABSOLUTELY NIGHT AND DAY WITH THE MAJOR EYE SORES ON THE WALLS WHEN I ARRIVED.

  GOT SOME MORE PROJECTS DONE INCLUDING MARCH CALENDARS FOR THE NAIL. I CAN NOT BELIEVE WE BLEW THROUGH FEBRUARY. SNOWED 5 TIMES. 3 DURING THE WEEK AND 2 ON THE WEEKEND. ALL STORMS HAVE NOT AFFECTED THE NAIL..........YET.

  HAVING THE BLURAY HERE IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. PICTURE IS VERY CLEAR AND I HAVE ACCESS TO A TON OF SHOWS VIA NETFLIX , HULU , AND AMAZON. THIS IS SMALL IN LIFE BUT PRETTY NICE TO HAVE.

  WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF S.H.I.E.L.D. I ALSO WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY ON NETFLIX  CALLED " THE BILL MURRAY STORIES ". IT WAS VERY GOOD. A GUY DOCUMENTS MURRAY'S INFAMOUS " POP UP " APPEARANCES AT PEOPLE'S HOMES , WEDDINGS , SPORTING EVENTS , BIRTHDAYS , AND MORE.  HE IS LIKE THE MYTHOLOGICAL BIGFOOT....HE IS SEEN THAN GONE. HE HAS TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES AND THE STORIES , VIDEOS , & PICTURES OF HIM CRASHING NORMAL EVERYDAY EVENTS WITH REGULAR PEOPLE IS VERY COOL. I RECOMMEND CHECKING IT OUT........STARTS A LITTLE SLOW ( FIRST 10 MINUTES ) BUT THAN PICKS UP. MURRAY IS SUPER COOL AND BELOVED.

  WENT TO BED EARLY AND GOT UP 4 DIFFERENT TIMES. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. ONE WAS THE DOG WHICH I JUST WALKED HER 2 HOURS BEFORE.

  I GOT TO ADMIT IT IS REALLY NICE BEING UP HERE. IF IT WASN'T FOR RENTERS I STAY ANOTHER COUPLE OF DAYS...... A WEEK IS NOT ENOUGH.

   THURSDAY        2 - 28 - 19

  AND FEBRUARY ENDS.......SO FAR SO GOOD.

  ANYONE WATCH THE TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL COHEN? I GOT A TEXT FROM WHEELS AND I MISSED THE FIRST 2 HOURS BECAUSE I WAS PAINTING. I DID WATCH THE LAST 4 HOURS. I WAS RIVETED TOO. SO . TO ME , IT COMES DOWN TO ONE QUESTION......DO YOU BELIEVE HIM ?   I HAVE TO AGREE WITH HOUSE OVERSIGHT CHAIRMAN ELIJAH CUMMINGS AND SAY " HE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH ". CUMMINGS WAS A LONG TIME ATTORNEY AND SEEN 100'S OF CASES AND TESTIMONIES. NOW , A HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE FOR MARYLAND.

  SPORTS - WELL , THE BIG NEWS IS BRYCE HARPER IS COMING TO THE PHILLIES FOR 330 MILLION DOLLARS OVER 13 YEARS. EXPERTS SAY IT IS A GOOD MOVE BECAUSE THE PHILLIES ARE STILL UNDER THE CAP. HARPER'S NUMBERS AT CITIZEN'S BANK PARK ARE PHENOMENAL............ACROSS THE BOARD.

  76ERS WITH A BIG WIN OVER O.K.C.  WE NEVER BEAT THEM......UNTIL TONIGHT.

  FLYERS FOUGHT HARD TO TIE A GAME AGAINST THE BLUE JACKETS. UNFORTUNATELY , THEY LOSE IN OVERTIME. THEY HAD A TON OF CHANCES......BLOW. COLUMBUS ALWAYS SEEMS TO BEAT US.

  SPEND THE MORNING PUTTING EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER , CLEANING , AND LOADING UP THE VAN.  I TOOK MANY PICTURES OF THE HOUSE.

  ON THE ROAD AND MAKE GOOD TIME. CLEAR SKIES , DRY ROADS , AND LIMITED TRAFFIC.  I WOULD OF STAYED ANOTHER NIGHT OR TWO OR THREE IF RENTERS WERE NOT COMING IN TODAY. I FRICKIN' LOVE IT HERE. I ENJOY DOING PUNCH LIST THINGS , PLAYING INTERNET SCRABBLE & POKER , AND WEARING LIMITED TO NO CLOTHES 24/7.

  WHEELS AND ELDEST HELP ME UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. THEY WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE THE PUP.

  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AT 4PM. I DECIDE TO STAY AT THE NAIL AND NOT GO BACK HOME. IN HINDSIGHT MAYBE I SHOULD OF WENT HOME BECAUSE I HAD PATRONS THAT WOULD NOT LEAVE. AFTER 9 1/2 HOURS I KICKED THEM OUT. I WAS JUST TO TIRED. I DID GET A LOT OF NAIL THINGS DONE THOUGH.

  A FRIEND STOPPED BY AND UPLOADED ALL MY NEW MOUNTAIN HOUSE PHOTOS TO THIS WEBSITE. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS FOR A LONG TIME. FOR HIS TIME I GAVE HOME OPEN BAR.

  MET 5 MUSICIANS AND ONE GIRL WAS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. SHE LOOKED LIKE MY YOUNGEST 5 YEARS IN THE FUTURE. I TALKED TO HER FOR A LITTLE BIT AND SHE IS A REALLY COOL KID. WE TALKED ABOUT ENVIRONMENT ISSUES AND 6 PACK PLASTIC RINGS I WAS CUTTING UP SO NO SEA CRITTERS WILL GET HURT.

  ONE GUY WHO DID NOT STOP TALKING GOT IN AN ARGUMENT WITH HIS WIFE SO HE LEFT AND WAS STAYING AT HIS PARENTS HOUSE UP THE STREET. HE TOLD EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE BAR ABOUT HIS PROBLEMS.

  ROLL HOME TIRED BUT STRESSED FROM PEOPLE NOT LEAVING THE NAIL. I AM SO SURPRISED THAT PEOPLE WORK IN THE MORNING AND YET ARE HERE UNTIL AFTER 1:30AM.

  AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". IT WAS GOOD.

   FRIDAY      3 - 1 - 19

 SNOW STORM 6 COMES IN AND THE KIDS GET A 2 HOUR DELAY.  AGAIN , IT DOES NOT AFFECT THE NAIL AT ALL. WE ARE REALLY DODGING SOME SNOW BULLETS THIS SEASON.  WEEKEND SNOW 3 - WEEKDAY SNOW - 3.

 DID NOT REALIZE I HAVE NOT SHORTENED THIS " HISTORY " WEBSITE SINCE EARLY SEPTEMBER. I SPENT TIME TODAY. I COPY AND SAVE ALL MY BLOGGING TO " MY WRITINGS ". OF COURSE I RAN INTO A LITTLE PROBLEM. THE FILES WERE TOO BIG TO TRANSFORM TO THE SAVED DOCUMENT. I HAD TO BREAK THEM UP INCREMENTS.

 GOT ALOT OF COMPUTER STUFF DONE TODAY. BEFORE I KNEW IT ......1PM. 

  HAD TO NAP. GOT A WONDERFUL NAP OF 45 MINUTES IN UNTIL MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF.

  WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". I AM CAUGHT UP AND THEY WERE GOOD. A NEW BAD GUY IS IN TOWN AND IT IS A BAD ASS CHICK.

  BY 4PM I DECIDED TO GET TO THE NAIL TO START PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. I AM GLAD I DID BECAUSE WE GOT SLAMMED.

  STOP AT THE BANK TO PICK UP $200 IN FIVE DOLLAR BILLS. THAN I STOPPED AT THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP A BIG ORDER. I AM SO GLAD I DID BOTH.

  OH , THE OTHER DAY I WAS SHORTED $5 BY THE BANK. THE BANK CALLED ME AND COULD NOT FIND THE 5 BUCKS.

  ARRIVE AND IMMEDIATELY START DOING MY THING. LATELY I REALLY LIKE GETTING HERE EARLY TO PREP.  SCRAMBLING MAKES ME EDGY SO ARRIVING WITH PLENTY OF TIME IS A NICE WAY OF JUST CHILLING AND GETTING THINGS DONE.

 BANDS START ARRIVING AND I AM NOT REALLY FEELING IT. I EVEN TELL THE BARTENDER THAT TONIGHT MAY BE SLOW AND MAYBE I WOULD REGRET NOT ADDING 4 MORE BANDS TO THIS NIGHT. I WAS THINKING OF ROLLING HOME. WELL , I WAS WRONG......BIG TIME.

  BARTENDER STARTS COOKING A FOOD ORDER. I TELL HER TO GO BARTEND AND LET ME COOK. I NEVER LEFT THE BACK KITCHEN AREA FOR 3 HOURS STRAIGHT.  FANS OF MUSIC POURED IN AND IT WAS FUN TO SEE. THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD TOO. FIREBALL SHOTS FLOWED LIKE WATER.

  I HELP BARTEND ALL NIGHT. I WAS SUPPOSE TO LEAVE AROUND 8PM. I HAD TO STAY CLOSER TO 1AM.......IT WAS THAT DAMN PACKED. I POSTED ON FACEBOOK TOO.

  EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL FROM MUSICIANS TO FANS. I WAS REALLY PROUD OF HOW WE RAN THE SHOW. ONE GUY WAS A DOUCHE BAG BUT I FIGURED HE WAS FEELING GOOD SO I JUST ESCORTED HIM OUTSIDE. IT WAS OVER IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS.

  FLYERS WITH A NICE WIN.  THEY WERE UP 2 - 0 AND THAN BLEW THE LEAD TO A TIE 2 - 2 GAME. THEY REBOUNDED AND WON THEY GAME 6 - 3.

  HARPER MANIA - OWNER MIDDLETOWN FLIES HARPER TO FLORIDA FROM PHILLY ON HIS PRIVATE PLANE. NO BIG DEAL RIGHT ? .......WELL A RADIO STATION WAS TRACKING IT.  EXAMPLE - " HARPER IS IN FLIGHT AT 10, FEET AND APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES AWAY FROM CLEARWATER. " THAT IS TAKING IT A LITTLE BIT TOO FAR.  OH , OVER 100,000 TICKETS WERE SOLD IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS OF SIGNING HARPER. THIS IS A NEW PHILLIES RECORD.

  BACK HOME I WATCH SURVEILLANCE AND MAKE SURE THE BARTENDER LEAVES OKAY. NO NIGHTCAPS FOR ME. OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP USING MY PILLOW.

  SATURDAY      3 - 2 - 19

 PEACEFUL NIGHT FOR ME...............BUT NOT THE NAIL.

  WHEELS HEADS TO DINNER WITH FRIENDS AND A SLEEPOVER. WHEELS HAS DONE ONE SLEEPOVER IN THE LAST 50 YEARS.

  YOUNGEST CALLS ME " NUDGE " 10 TIMES TODAY. IT WAS THE NUMBER OF TIMES I SNUGGLED WITH HER. I HAD TO MAKE UP FOR BEING AWAY FOR A WEEK.

  DID SOME COMPUTER WORK AND UPDATED ALL OUR TRAVEL WEBSITES WITH MY NEW MOUNTAIN HOUSE PICTURES. MAN , I FRICKIN' LOVE GOING UP THERE.

  WHEELS DRIVES YOUNGEST TO WORK. THE KID HAS A 7 HOUR SHIFT.

  I GO ON A SIDE JOB AND IT WORKED OUT NICELY.

   I WENT TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND THAN PICKED UP MY YOUNGEST.  I CALLED MY ELDEST AND WE HAD 4 CHOICES FOR DINNER :

 1 - STOP AT HYKELS AND VISIT A DOORMAN WHO NOW WORKS THERE.

 2 - VISIT CHILI'S AND A FRIEND.

 3 - CRASH BERTUCCI'S WHERE WHEELS WAS WITH HER FRIENDS.

 4 - ORDER CHINESE AND STAY AT HOME.

  WELL , MY KID HAD A LONG 7 HOUR SHIFT SO I LET HER MAKE THE DECISION. IT WAS CHINESE FOOD AND STAY HOME TO CHILL. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND OF IT. WE STOPPED AT HO CHOI'S. THEY TELL US OUR ORDER WILL BE READY IN 15 MINUTES. IN 6 MINUTES IT WAS READY. MAN ,THEY'RE GOOD.

  AT HOME WE ALL HAVE DINNER AT THE TABLE AND LISTEN TO MUSIC. WE SPLIT SOME WONDERFUL CARLINO'S DESERTS TOO.

  ALL OF US HEAD DOWN THE BASEMENT TO SHOOT POOL , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND WATCH TV ( MUTED ). AGAIN , I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND. I EVEN TOLD MY KIDS THAT. 

  WE HEAD UPSTAIRS TO DO OUR OWN THINGS. I WATCH THE 76ERS LOSE. ELDEST'S DRIVES TO THE NAIL. YOUNGEST GOES TO HER ROOM TO PLAY COMPUTER GAMES AND STUDY.

  ELDEST THROWS A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE NAIL. IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 11:30PM. I SLEEP PERFECTLY UNTIL MY CELL GOES OFF AT 3AM..........." I'M SLEEPING OVER HERE " - WHEELS.  WELP , GUESS I'M UP NOW.

 SNOW STORM IS A COMING......AGAIN. CALL TO SEE IF NAIL IS OPEN TONIGHT.

   SUNDAY        3 - 3 - 19

 WELL THIS WAS AN INTERESTING DAY.

 BRYCE HARPER MANIA - HIS NUMBER 3 JERSEY JUST SET A RECORD FOR MOST SOLD IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD.............IN ALL SPORTS. 

  SNOW STORM 7 FALLS ON A SUNDAY SO THIS REALLY DOES NOT AFFECT THE NAIL AGAIN. WE DID CLOSE BUT IT WILL BE A MINIMAL LOSS ESPECIALLY SINCE WE HAD A BIG FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS.  SUNDAY TO THURSDAY SNOW STORMS -  4. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SNOW STORMS - 3.

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. AT THE TIME I WAS NOT SURE IF WE WERE GOING TO OPEN. YOU KNOW WHAT A BIG NIGHT IS ? WHEN THE BARTENDER MAKES NEARLY $500 IN 4 HOURS.

  BACK HOME MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME UNLOAD MY VAN OF TOOLS.  I MOVE ALL SEATS OUT IN PREPARATION OF POSSIBLY USING IT TO TRANSPORT MY SNOW BLOWER TOMORROW. I ALSO STARTED THE SNOW BLOWER TO TEST IT AND FILLED IT WITH FRESH GAS.

  YOUNGEST FINDS OUT A 2 HOUR DELAY IS IN ORDER FOR TOMORROW.

 FLYERS WITH A SOLID WIN OVER #1 ISLANDER TEAM. THEY KEEP THEIR HOPES ALIVE FOR A PLAY-OFF SPOT.

  WHEELS AND I TREK TO OUR TAX ACCOUNTANT. IT IS A LONG DRIVE BUT WE REALLY LIKE GOING HERE.  I CAN NOT TELL YOU THE THINGS THIS GUY IS INVOLVED IN. WE JUST SHAKE OUR HEADS EVERY TIME WE VISIT.  WE ARE HAPPY WITH OUR RESULTS AND ROLL OUR AFTER A 2+ HOUR MEETING. WE FAXED ALL NUMBERS LAST WEEK AND HE HAD ALL OF IT DONE AND WE STILL HUNG OUT 2+ HOURS. USUALLY WE STAY LONGER BUT THE SNOW AND HIS ASSOCIATES KEPT SAYING , " YOU HAVE OTHER CLIENTS WAITING ". HE RESPONDED , " LET THEM FUCKING WAIT !! " GOD , I LOVE GOING HERE.

  THE DRIVE HOME WAS DANGEROUS. IF YOU WENT SLOW YOU WERE OKAY. IT WAS AROUND 7:45PM AND THE SNOW WAS COMING DOWN PRETTY GOOD. IN HINDSIGHT I WILL NOT TAKE MAJOR HIGHWAYS HOME IF THIS EVER HAPPENS AGAIN. I WILL TAKE THE SLOWER LANCASTER AVENUE. IT WILL TAKE MORE TIME BUT MUCH SAFER. WE SAW 1 CAR FISHTAIL TO THE RIGHT OF US. WE SAW ONE TRUCK SPIN 180 RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. BUT THE MOST EYE OPENING WAS A SEMI TRUCK BLOWING BY US AND SPRAYED OUR WINDSHIELD WITH SLUSH. FOR ABOUT 2 SECONDS I COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING.

 WE TOOK OUR TIME AND MADE IT HOME. WE STOP AT " ZESTO'S PIZZERIA " TO PICK UP FOOD FOR EVERYONE.  BACK HOME WE CHILL AND LISTEN TO MUSIC.

  BY 10PM I GOT TIRED IN A HURRY. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3AM. I SLEPT OKAY.

  MONDAY         3 - 4 - 19

  WELP , TIME TO GO ON A DIET / HEALTH KICK AGAIN. I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BELLY.  I WAS SHOOTING POOL WITH MY ELDEST AND WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO TAKE A SHOT I NOTICED MY STOMACH WAS TOUCHING THE GROUND.

  I KEPT THINKING ABOUT THE SNOW STORM WE DROVE IN. ACTION NEWS REPORTED 2 YOUNG TEENAGERS DIED IN AN ACCIDENT.  BEAUTIFUL KIDS........I COULD NOT IMAGINE THE PAIN.

  SO , TODAY WHEN MY YOUNGEST CAME HOME I ENTERED HER ROOM 3 DIFFERENT TIMES. EACH TIME I GOT A GROAN BUT I HAD TO HUG THE KID. SOME LINES I WOULD TELL HER :

 " DO YOU KNOW MY FATHER NEVER HUGGED ME ? " - THE KID GROANS BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT THE 300TH TIME I TOLD HER THIS.

 " DO YOU KNOW OFTEN I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY ? I WILL GIVE YOU A CHOICE - A) ONCE A DAY , B) ONCE AN HOUR , C) ONCE A MINUTE , D) EVERY SECOND "  KID GROANS AND ANSWERS LETHARGICALLY , " EVERY SECOND ".

  " DO YOU KNOW MY DAD NEVER SAID HE LOVED ME ? " KID REPLIES AND GROANS , " OH MAN.....C'MON ".

  " DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN I USED TO HOLD YOU IN ONE HAND ? "

  I GET SOME THINGS DONE TODAY AND HEAD DOWN THE BASEMENT AFTER FIXING OUR VACUUM CLEANER. I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF " SHAMELESS " AND THEY WERE OKAY TO VERY GOOD. ONE MORE EPISODE LEFT.

 TO THE NAIL TO FIX SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME. THE MEN'S BATHROOM DOOR STICKS OPEN. SO WITH A DREMEL AND JIGSAW I SHAVED DOWN THE DOOR IN PLACE AND RE-SECURED IT. THIS WAS NOT FUN.

 THE BACHELOR JUMPS OVER A FENCE. OH MY GOD ! OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !!!. I CARE ZERO ABOUT THIS.

 BARTENDER SHOWS UP EARLY AND WE SHOOT POOL AND CHILL.

  I ROLL HOME AND HAVE ZERO BOOZE. I WILL ATTEMPT THE " NO BEER , NO BRAND , NO BREAD " RULE AGAIN. BASICALLY I AM GOING TO TRY TO EAT HEALTHY AND MAYBE EVEN USE OUR TREADMILLS.

  I STAY UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT WHICH IS LATE FOR ME.

 TUESDAY          3 - 5 - 19

  LUKE PERRY AND KING KONG BUNDY DIE ..........OH MAN.

  STARTED MY " JESUS , WHAT THE HELL HAPPEN TO YOU " DIET TODAY. 

 MY DAY :

  - BANANA

  - SMOOTHIE

  - 30 MINUTES ON BOWFLEX TREAD CLIMBER.

  - CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD - LIMITED DRESSING & REMOVED ALL CROUTONS.

  - MOZZARELLA AND GENOA SALAMI WITH WATER AND SODA SELTZER.

  - ONE GLASS OF RED WINE.

  YEP , THAT WAS MY DAY.......BLOW.

  YOU KNOW ALL THIS SUPER HYPE WITH BRYCE HARPER ?  WHEELS GETS A TEXT FROM HER BROTHER AND HIS WIFE PICTURED WITH BRYCE BETWEEN THEM............MUST BE NICE. THEY HAD SOME KIND OF LUNCHEON. I GOT A PICTURE OF HOSKINS AT BAT FROM THE 1ST ROW AGAINST THE PHILLIES DUGOUT.........MUST BE NICE.

  PHILLIES WITH A WALK-OFF DOUBLE TO WIN 2 - 1 OVER THE CARDINALS. THEIR GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE RECORD IS 7 - 2 - 2.  IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT NICE TO SEE.

   BRIGHT HOUSE FIELD WHICH IS NOW SPECTRUM FIELD HOLDS 8500 PEOPLE. SATURDAY IS HARPER'S FIRST GAME. THEY SOLD 1500 STANDING ROOM ONLY TICKETS TO MAKE IT 10,000. THEY ALSO SOLD OVER 270,000 TICKETS FOR CITIZEN'S BANK PARK FOR THE REGULAR SEASON. YEP.........SMART PURCHASE.

   76ERS WITH A GOOD SOLID WIN.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO WORK.

   TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. ABOUT 4 WEEKS AGO I WAS TOLD TO " LET IT GO ". BUT TONIGHT I DECIDED FUCK THAT. A FORMER NAIL POOL PLAYER AND TEAMMATE NOW ON THEIR 3RD DIFFERENT SPONSORING VENUE DECIDED HE CAN PARK IN OUR BACK LOT. I DID NOT KNOW THE BARTENDER WAS ALLOWING THIS. I STOPPED IT TONIGHT. YEP......STILL A LITTLE PEEVED THE TEAM LEFT US AFTER 15 YEARS. THE COUNTLESS STUFF I DID FOR THEM STILL FESTERS IN MY CRAWL. ONE FUCKING WORD TO THOSE BACK STABBING BASTARDS.......WHEELSTOCK. ( A 4 DAY FREE PARTY AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE THAT INCLUDED BREAKFAST , LUNCH , DINNER , BEER , LIQUOR , BANDS , FIREWORKS , COMPETITIVE GAMES LIKE BEER PONG & HORSESHOES AND MORE - LAST WHEELSTOCK 438 PEOPLE SHOWED. AGAIN FREE.........GUESS WHAT POOL PLAYERS NEVER MISSED A WHEELSTOCK ? ). MAN , ITALIANS JUST CAN'T LET IT GO. IT'S ALL ABOUT LOYALTY.

  PICK UP YOUNGEST AT WORK AND HEAD HOME.  THIS KID ALWAYS BRINGS MY BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL ". THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT DECENT. THE NO BEER AND NO SUGARY BRANDY I THINK IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE. WE WILL SEE.

  WEDNESDAY          3 - 6 - 19

  PAID IN FULL................

  START DAY WITH MY NORMAL ROUTINE OF YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL , BLOGGING , EMAILING BANDS , AND WALKING THE PUP.

  I CONTINUE MY 30 MINUTE WORKOUT WITH OUR BOWFLEX TREAD CLIMBER. I INCORPORATED AN " AIR " SPEED BAG WHILE TREADING. FOR SOME REASON TODAY WAS HARDER THAN THE OTHER WORKOUTS. I TURN ON SPORTS TALK RADIO AND JUST TRUDGED THROUGH IT. I FEEL THIS TIME I WILL CONTINUE EATING SMART , TRYING TO WORK OUT A LITTLE , AND CUTTING DOWN ON BOOZE. FOR ME TO GO 3 NIGHTS WITHOUT BEER , BRANDY , OR BREAD IS A A SMALL MIRACLE. I FIGURE WHEN I CAN SEE MY COCK WHILE STANDING NAKED I WILL START DRINKING BRANDY AGAIN.

 TO PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE ABOUT EATING HEALTHY VERSE EXERCISING. HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT. I ALWAYS SAID EATING RIGHT LOSES WEIGHT WAY MORE THAN EXERCISING.  WORKING OUT HELPS BUT REALLY IS JUST THE ICING ON THE PROVERBIAL CAKE.  HERE IS A LITTLE SCENARIO : IF I DRINK JUST ONE SHOT OF SEAGRAM'S LIME TWISTED GIN ( 1 1/4 OUNCE ) IT WOULD HAVE 90 CALORIES. THE GOOD THING THERE IS ZERO SUGAR , SODIUM , OR CARBS IN THAT 1 SINGLE SHOT. THE BAD THING - TO WORK THAT 90 CALORIES OFF I WOULD NEED TO RUN FOR 9 MINUTES , RIDE A BICYCLE FOR 13 MINUTES , OR CLEAN MY HOUSE FOR 33 MINUTES. I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK WHAT I HAVE TO DO WHEN I EAT HALF A PIZZA.

  AFTER WORKING OUT I DECIDE TO TAKE A FULL SHOWER AND SHAVE AND IT FEELS WONDERFUL. WARM WATER CASCADING OVER MY FAT WRINKLES AND CREVICES IS SUCH A GOOD FEELING. I VISION I AM IN HAWAII UNDER A WATERFALL WITH NATIVE GIRLS IN GRASS SKIRTS SPONGING ALL OVER ME IN MY MUUMUU.

  I WATCH AN OLDER MOVIE THAT I THOUGHT WOULD BLOW BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY OKAY. THE NAME OF THE MOVIE WAS " THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON ".  I KNOW.......I THOUGHT IT WOULD SUCK TOO BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY OKAY.

  GAME OF THRONES WILL SET A NEW RECORD FOR FIGHT/WAR SCENES. ONE SHOW FROM START TO FINISH WILL BE AN ENTIRE BATTLE. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE ON TV OR MOVIES.

  76ERS ABSOLUTELY SUCK ASS AND LOSE TO THE LOWLY BULLS. I TURNED THE GAME OFF IN DISGUST AND FOUND OUT THE REFS RE-SET THE CLOCK AND BROUGHT ALL THE PLAYERS BACK OUT FROM THEIR LOCKER ROOMS FOR A 2ND CHANCE TO WIN THE GAME. THEY DID NOT. AGAIN THEY BLOW A LEAD. THIS TIME A 10 POINT LEAD WITH 6 MINUTES LEFT. THE 76ERS MADE 3 F'N BASKETS THE WHOLE 4TH QUARTER !!

  ALEX TREBEK MAKES A HEARTFELT PLEA ON TV ABOUT HIS SUDDENLY DIAGNOSED STAGE 4 PANCREATIC CANCER......OH MAN.

  YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND OF COURSE I NEED ATTENTION. I CAN'T TAKE NOT BEING WITH HER. WE SNUGGLE AND TALK. I BELIEVE I AM MORE OF A KID THAN HER.

  2 CRAIGSLIST-LIKE DEALS IN THE WORKING. THEY ARE ACTUALLY LOCAL NEIGHBOR WEBSITE CALLED " MARKET PLACE ".  WE WILL SEE TOMORROW.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT. WE TALK FLYERS AND MORE.

 GROUPON - I ORDER 2 MOVIE TICKETS THAT I STILL HAVE NOT USED YET. BUT I DID NOTICE FLYERS TICKETS FOR SALE FOR $29 ( UP HIGH I KNOW ) AND UNION TICKETS FOR $23. I THINK I MAY USE GROUPON A LITTLE MORE.

  I WROTE THIS STORY EARLIER IN THE WEEK. SO HERE IS THE QUICKIE VERSION.

 - HOOKED UP A FRIEND WITH A USED CAR , CAR WAS A LEMON , FRIENDS WHO SOLD THE CAR WOULD NOT GIVE $1500 BACK , WHEELS AND I GIVE $1500 TO FRIEND AND PRETEND WE GOT MONEY BACK , 10 YEARS LATER  AT THE NAIL TONIGHT THE SALESMAN MEETS ME AND GIVES US OUR $1500. HOW'S THAT FOR FULL CIRCLE ?

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISLE. " IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 3AM WHERE I HEARD THE DOG BARKING. MY ELDEST WAS JUST COMING IN. I DID FALL BACK ASLEEP. I THINK I AM SLEEPING BETTER WITHOUT DRINKING BOOZE. IF THIS PROVES TRUE I HAVE A HARD DECISION TO MAKE.......BOOZE OR SLEEP ?

  THURSDAY        3 - 7 - 19

  CALL YOU AFTER 4:30PM...................YEAH RIGHT.

  I GUESS WHEN THE TOOLS ARE STORED IN MY HOUSE IT KINDA MOTIVATES ME TO FIX STUFF. I EMPTIED MY VAN LAST WEEK AND STILL IS EMPTY.

  DO MY MORNING THING AND DECIDE TO RE-LEVEL AND RE-GLUE BATHROOM FLOOR TILES ALONG WITH SECURING CERAMIC WALL TRIM AND WOOD TRIM.  I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR AND FINISH EVERYTHING. IT CAME OUT NICE AND THAN I LET A FAN BLOW AIR ON THE FLOOR TO DRY THE GLUE.

  NEXT I RE-SANDED AND RE-STAINED AN ANTIQUE DESK PIECE OF FURNITURE. IT WAS DAMAGED PRETTY BAD SO OVER TIME I SANDED , PUTTIED , AND NOW DID IT ALL OVER AGAIN.  IT CAME OUT 10X BETTER.

  POSTED MY STORY OF THE $1500 GIVE BACK ON FACEBOOK. SOME VERY NICE COMMENTS WERE SAID. SOMETIMES IT'S NICE TO HEAR COMPLIMENTS ESPECIALLY WHEN I WAS NEVER EXPECTING THE MONEY BACK.

  WORKED OUT AGAIN AND TODAY WAS A LITTLE BETTER. KINDA WEIRD THAT EVERY OTHER DAY IS HARD OR EASIER........NOT SURE WHY.

   2 NIGHTS AGO FLYERS WERE DOWN 5 - 0. THEY ENDED UP LOSING 5 - 3 BUT AT LEAST THEY SHOWED SOME HEART AND BATTLED BACK ALITTLE BIT.

  A GUY ON A WEBSITE SAYS " HE WILL CALL ME AFTER 4:30PM TODAY ". THE CALL WAS NEVER RECEIVED. WHAT THE FUCK IS IT WITH PEOPLE WHO EITHER TEXT OR EMAIL ME AND THAN NEVER GET BACK TO YOU. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND. ME............3 SECONDS AND I RESPOND. IT HAD TO DO WITH RAILROAD TIES.  I WILL TEXT HIM TOMORROW.

  TO THE NAIL AND IT WAS A PEACEFUL NIGHT.  THE MUSICIANS WERE COOL BUT MAN DID IT MAKE ME MELANCHOLY. I DID GET A TON DONE THOUGH......FROM BANDS TO CLEANING TO STOCKING TO RE-ORDERING PRODUCT.

  ROLL OUT AND MEET MY ELDEST AT ANOTHER BAR. SHE ASKS ME TO COME IN BUT SINCE I AM ON THIS " EAT HEALTHY " CRAP DIET I DECIDED NOT TO. BEING SO CLOSE TO BEER AND BRANDY IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. I HAVE THE POLICY " OUT OF SIGHT , OUT OF MIND ".

  BACK HOME I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE , PEANUTS , AND SOME MOZZARELLA CHEESE. I HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND WENT TO BED. I HAD 2 DECENT NIGHTS OF SLEEP BUT TONIGHT I WOKE UP ALMOST EVERY HOUR.

  FRIDAY      3 - 8 - 19

  DAY 2 - CALL YOU AFTER 5PM.  NO CALL ALL NIGHT.  I AM JUST AMAZED ABOUT PEOPLE. I EVEN FOUND HIM ON FACEBOOK. 2 DAYS IN A ROW HE MESSAGED ME ABOUT CALLING AND NEVER DID.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. SHE FORGETS INDEX CARDS FOR A TEST. RETURN TO SCHOOL TO DROP OFF INDEX CARDS. I WAS OKAY WITH THAT.

  ATE HEALTHY TODAY....FRUIT AND SALADS. OH MY GOD IT SO BLOWS EATING THIS FRIGGIN' RABBIT FOOD. I ALSO DID THE BOWFLEX STAIRASS FOR 30 MINUTES.

  DRIVE TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP A FILLER ORDER. ALL KINDS OF CONSTRUCTION WORK BLOCKING STREETS.

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO MEET BEER DELIVERY GUYS.  I STOCK THE ORDER AND THE DELIVERY GUY SAID SOMETHING WEIRD......" DO YOU WANT ME TO TAKE THE EMPTY KEGS ? " I FOUND THIS WEIRD BECAUSE THERE IS A $30 DEPOSIT ON EACH KEG AND I HAD 4 EMPTIES. THIS WOULD BE $120 OFF MY BILL THIS WEEK EVEN THOUGH I PAID $120 EXTRA LAST DELIVERY. A MEMORY THAT ALWAYS STINGS IS A WHEELSTOCK YEARS AGO.  FRIENDS TOOK EMPTY KEGS HOME AND PLACED THEM IN THE BACK PARKING LOT. THERE HAD TO BE 25 OF THEM. WHEN I ARRIVE ON TUESDAY MORNING THEY ARE ALL GONE. SOME KIDS TOOK THEM ACROSS THE STREET AND CASHED THEM IN. I GO ACROSS THE STREET TO ARDMORE BEVERAGE AND ASK THEM ABOUT THE KEGS. THE OWNER REPLIES , " YEAH , I THOUGHT THAT WAS WEIRD. " I LOST THE DEPOSIT ON EVERY FUCKING EMPTY KEG. DO THE MATH......NOT FUCKING HAPPY ABOUT IT.

  ANYWAY , BACK TO OUR BEER DELIVERY GUY. I ASK HIM , " WHY , DID YOU SAY IF YOU WANTED TO TAKE THE EMPTY KEGS TO ME? " HE REPLIES , " OH , IT'S USUALLY DELIVER IT , PICK IT UP , POLICY. IF WE TAKE THEM AND WRITE OFF THE $120 WE MAKE LESS MONEY  "  I REPLY , " I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED. I PAY AN EXTRA $120 LAST DELIVERY AND THIS DELIVERY I GET $120 OFF ISN'T THAT EVENING OUT ? " I ALMOST CALLED THE OWNER OF THE BEER COMPANY FOR THIS STUPIDITY.

 STOCK BEER AND LIQUOR AND THAN DO THE MARQUEE SIGN. I CLEAN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND DECIDE TO HAVE THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN. I AM NOT ANTICIPATING A BIG NIGHT. I WAS WRONG.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. WHEELS AND ELDEST GO TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO HAVE DINNER. THEY ALSO RECEIVED PHILLIES SPRING TRAINING HATS.

  I HANG WITH MY YOUNGEST BUT THE KID DOES REMOTE COMPUTER GAMES WITH HER FRIENDS WHILE I JUST WATCH THE 76ERS BLOW.

  I DECIDE TO TURN ON SURVEILLANCE AND SEE THE NAIL IS PACKED.  I CALL THE BARTENDER AND HE NEEDS HELP. I WAS THERE IN LESS THAN 7 MINUTES.

  I ARRIVE AND IMMEDIATELY HELP WITH BARTENDING , COOKING , AND WASHING GLASSES. I HUNG OUT ABOUT 90 MINUTES UNTIL THE BARTENDER COULD HANDLE IT. I WAS GLAD I STOPPED DOWN.

 ROLL HOME AND I AM IN THE DOOR FOR 11 SECONDS. MY ELDEST SAYS CAN YOU DRIVE ME TO THE BAR RIGHT PAST THE NAIL? I LIKE TO CANCEL MY UBER. YEAH......THAT STINGS BUT I ALWAYS TELL THE KID THAT I RATHER DRIVE HER THAN AN UBER DRIVER. I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE MONEY , IT'S ABOUT SAFETY. I DRIVE HER TO THE BAR PAST THE NAIL. THAT STINGS A LITTLE.

 RETURN HOME AGAIN AND I CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF " THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. "

 I DID NOT DRINK ANY BOOZE TONIGHT. GOOD GOD THAT IS TOUGH.

  OFF TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT WHERE I SLEPT GOOD. I ONLY WOKE UP ONCE WHEN I HEARD MY DOG SNORING. OTHER THAN THAT I SLEPT TO 7:30AM !! HMMMMM.....MAYBE THIS NO BOOZE THING MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL. IT SUCKS NOT DRINKING BIG TIME BUT SLEEPING WELL IS NICE.

  SATURDAY       3 - 9 - 19

  SOME NICE SURPRISES TODAY...................

  STARTED THIS NEW NETFLIX SERIES CALLED " AFTER LIFE " WITH RICKY GERVAIS.  A DARK COMEDY WITH A WICKED SALTY TONGUED DIALOGUE FROM GERVAIS. IT IS ONLY SIX 25 MINUTE EPISODES AND I LIKE IT. YOU WILL CRY AND YOU WILL LAUGH.

  WHEELS AND I DID THE NAIL BOOKS. IN THIS BUSINESS YOU NEVER GET A " PAT ON THE BACK " OR EVEN A " HEY ,  GOOD JOB ". FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY...........THE NUMBERS WERE VERY NICE.

  CHILLED A LITTLE BIT AND THAN OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND WORK THE NIGHT. I HAD SOME NICE SURPRISES.

  SAW CHEF DUFF AND HIS KIDS AS I DROVE BY HIS HOUSE. I STOPPED AND TALKED TO HIM FOR A LITTLE BIT.

  WHEELS , ELDEST , AND FAMILY STOP IN. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE. I GOT TO HEAR SOME STORIES ABOUT SOME FAMILY MEMBERS MEETING ALL PHILLIES PLAYERS AND BRASS. IT IS VERY COOL TO HAVE THE INSIDE TRACK ON STUFF BUT IT IS ALSO DEPRESSING........MAYBE MORE ENVIOUS I GUESS. ALL GOOD THOUGH.

  PHILLIES BRYCE HARPER MADE HIS 1ST APPEARANCE AS A DESIGNATOR HITTER. HE HAD 2 WALKS AND THE PHILLIES LOSE 8-7.

  AFTER WHEELS AND FAMILY LEFT 2 COUSINS STOPPED IN. THEY CRACK ME UP BUT MAN CAN THEY PARTY. BY 1AM I HAD TO LEAVE. THEY ARE OLDER THAN ME AND WANTED TO STAY OUT. THEY WERE THE LAST ONES TO LEAVE.

  I TEXT MY YOUNGEST IF SHE WAS HOME. THE KID TELLS ME SHE IS WITH 2 FRIENDS I REALLY ADORE. I ASK FOR PROOF. SHE SENDS ME AN ADORABLE PICTURE OF HER AND THE 2 FRIENDS. IT MADE MY NIGHT.

 FLYERS WITH A BIG WIN OVER 1ST PLACE ISLANDERS IN NEW YORK. THEY KEEP THEIR CHANCES OF A PLAYOFF POSITION IN SIGHT.  THE ONLY THING IS YOU NEED BINOCULARS TO SEE THE LAST WILDCARD SPOT.

  IT WAS A PEACEFUL NIGHT BUT STEADY. EVERYONE WAS COOL FOR THE MOST PART. ONE 36 YEAR GOOD LOOKING WOMAN WAS ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHED AND A LITTLE PEEVED I CARDED HER. I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THIS IN A MILLION YEARS. WOULDN'T THAT BE A FUCKING COMPLIMENT ??!!  SHE WALKED IN WITH HER 75 YEAR OLD FATHER AND LEFT WITHIN MINUTES. SHE WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

  CAUGHT 4 GUYS IN THE BACK PARKING LOT. THE TIP-OFF WAS OUR BARTENDER COULD NOT FIND THE PERSON WHO ORDERED A MOZZARELLA STICKS APPETIZER. I KNEW THE GUY WAS HERE BECAUSE HE WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER. AFTER 2 MINUTES I PUT IT TOGETHER.....CHECK THE BACK LOT. I FOUND THEM. I YELLED AT THEM.

  ROLL HOME PRETTY TIRED BUT WATCHED ANOTHER " AFTER LIFE " SINCE IT IS ONLY A 22 MINUTE EPISODE. IT WAS VERY GOOD. OFF TO BED.

 HAD A GOOD COOL DREAM AND TOTALLY FORGOT IT.........BLOW.

   SUNDAY        3 - 10 - 19

  WHEELS CRIED 11 TIMES TODAY......ALL GOOD CRIES THOUGH.

  TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY. THE NAIL HAD A GOOD WEEKEND , THE FEBRUARY BOOKS WERE AWESOME , AND I KEPT MY HEALTHY KICK GOING.......2X.

 DOUCHE BAG - WHAT CONSTITUTES A DOUCHE BAG ? LET'S SEE :

 - YOU POST AN AD FOR FREE ON " RAILROAD TIES ". THE AD SAYS THE TIES ARE IN BRYN MAWR AND THE TIES ARE READY TO LOAD UP. THE AD ALSO SAYS " HE " WILL HELP.

 - 3 STRAIGHT DAYS YOU RESPOND TO MESSAGES BUT NEVER LEAVE A NAME , ADDRESS , OR TIME TO MEET. TWO OF THOSE DAYS HE SAID " I WILL CALL YOU IN A BIT. " HOW FUCKING LONG IS " A BIT " ?

 - 4TH DAY- WE MEET.........IN FUCKING BROOMALL , NOT BRYN MAWR.

 - I TELL HIM I WILL ARRIVE AT 11:30AM. HE WOULD LIKE A HEADS UP TEXT SO I MESSAGED HIM AT 11:28AM......." I AM 2 MINUTES AWAY IN A SILVER MINIVAN. "

 - I ARRIVE AND THE RAILROAD ROAD TIES ARE ON A STEEP HILL AND MOST ARE EMBEDDED INTO THE HILL.  I GET OUT OF MY VAN AND SEARCH AROUND HIS FRONT STEEP HILL. I CAN NOT GO 2 STEPS UP THE HILL WITHOUT SLIPPING ON MUD. ONE SECTION HAS 3 LARGE TIES NAILED TOGETHER WITH HUGE RAILROAD SPIKES. THE 3 PIECES OF LARGE WOOD ARE COMPLETELY SOAKED AND WEDGED AGAINST 5 BUSHES.  THE 3 HAD TO WEIGH A 1,000 POUNDS. THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES IN GOOD CONDITION OUT OF 20. THE REST WERE SHIT. I GET IN MY VAN THINKING , " OKAY , HIS AD SAID THE RAIL ROAD TIES WERE READY TO GO. MAYBE THEY ARE IN HIS DRIVEWAY AND COULD JUST BE EASILY LIFTED INTO MY VAN. " I DRIVE AROUND AND NOTHING IN HIS DRIVEWAY OR AROUND HIS HOUSE. I WASTE 10 MINUTES AND DECIDE TO ROLL OUT.  NOW , 10 MINUTES MIND YOU. I TEXTED HIM 12 MINUTES AGO AND HE KNEW I WAS COMING AT 11:30AM. JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE I SEE A FRONT DOOR OPEN. A GOOFY TALL GUY THAT LOOKED LIKE KRAMER OF SEINFELD COMES OUT IN A TEE SHIRT AND NO SHOES ON. HOW THE FUCK WAS HE GOING TO HELP ME ??

  HE WAVES AT ME AND I OPEN MY VAN DOOR. I SAY , " ARE THE ONES HERE ( I POINT TO THE HEDGES AND THE 1000 POUND TIES ) THE ONLY ONES PULLED FROM THE GROUND ? " HE SHAKES HIS HEAD YES AND POINTS.  AS I CLOSE MY DOOR I SAY , " THESE ARE TOO HEAVY. " I HEAR HIM SAY IN A STUPID VOICE , " SO YOU DON'T WANT THEM ? "  WHAT A WASTE OF FUCKING TIME. HE WASTED MY TIME BY NOT RESPONDING FOR 3 DAYS , ME DRIVING TO ANOTHER LOCATION, AND THESE TIES ABSOLUTELY WERE DETERIORATED , SOAKED , AND SUCKED ASS.

  I DECIDE TO HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I WILL HAVE THE REST OF THE DAY OFF WHICH WAS VERY COOL. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR AND HEAD HOME.

  ARRIVE HOME AND DO 30 MINUTES ON THE BOWFLEX STAIR ASS.  IT WORKED WELL BECAUSE I LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK RADIO WITH RAY DIDDINGER AND WATCHED EAGLES SUPERBOWL HIGHLIGHTS ON MY CELL PHONE. THE TIME PASSED VERY QUICKLY.

  WHEELS MAKES OUR YOUNGEST AND MYSELF SOME HEALTHY FRUIT TOPPED TOASTED GRAIN BREAD. I HAD 2 WITH AVOCADO , STRAWBERRIES , BERRIES , AND BANANA.

  WHEELS WATCHED ALL 6 SHORT EPISODES OF " AFTER LIFE ". I RE-WATCHED SEVERAL EPISODES AND THE FINALE WITH HER. SHE CRIED EVERY EPISODE. THIS SHOW MAKES YOU LAUGH AND CRY.

  I MADE A TON OF MEATBALLS AND FILLED A QUART SIZED CONTAINER. BY " MADE " , I MEAN I MICROWAVED 3 SEPARATE AMOUNTS , ATE 5 OF THEM , AND PUT THEM IN THE CONTAINER. I HAVE TO ADMIT RESTAURANT DEPOT MEATBALLS ARE GOOD.

  I PLAY SOME INTERNET SCRABBLE GAMES WITH PEOPLE FROM ENGLAND AND ACROSS THE POND AS THEY SAY. ONE PLAYER HAS A 120 POINT LEAD ON ME. I HAVE THE 7 LETTER BONUS WORD " GARNISH " IN A PERFECT TRIPLE WORD , TRIPLE LETTER , SECTION OF THE BOARD. IT WAS FOR 109 POINTS AND WOULD GET ME BACK INTO THE GAME. THE GUY DID NOT PLAY ANOTHER WORD UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING. I WAS EXCITED LIKE A LITTLE KID WHEN I PLACED THE WORD. EVEN DURING MY NIGHT'S SLEEP I THOUGHT ABOUT IT. ANYWAY , I PLACED THE HUGE SCORE WORD AND I WON THE GAME. I ALSO WON HIS 2ND GAME CHALLENGE.  THIS MEANS NOTHING TO YOU BUT I FOUND IT FUN.

  FAMILY GIVES US NICE PHILLIES BASEBALL CAPS AND OUR YOUNGEST GETS A BRYCE HARPER SHIRT.

  A BARTENDER POSTS ON FACEBOOK SHE HAD A BLAST AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. IT WAS NICE TO SEE.

  WE WATCH THE 76ERS GET COMPLETELY OUTPLAYED FOR 2 1/2 QUARTERS. WHEELS AND I DECIDE TO GO FOR A WALK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IT IS MY 2ND WORKOUT BUT I LIKE IT. WE WALK ,TALK , AND WE GOT TO SEE A FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST. SHE TOLD US ABOUT A FARM FOR ANIMALS IN NEED. I SAW PICTURES ON FACEBOOK WITH HER AND BABY GOATS. THEY WERE CUTE.

  AS WE WALKED I CHECKED THE SCORE OF THE 76ERS. WE CAME BACK AND WON. THIS IS A BIG WIN AND EMBID'S RETURN WAS SIGNIFICANT.

  BACK HOME WHEELS MAKES A WONDERFUL DINNER OF COCKTAIL SHRIMP , FILET MIGNON , STRING BEANS , PASTA , BRUSSEL SPROUTS , AND SALMON.  WE LISTENED TO SOFT MUSIC WHILE WE ATE AT THE TABLE WITH OUR YOUNGEST.

  WE WATCH THE FINALE OF " THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL ". I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD AND WHEELS CRIED.

  WE WATCH THE FINALE OF " SHAMELESS " WHERE AFTER 9 YEARS A MAJOR MAIN CHARACTER LEAVES THE SHOW. THE FINALE WAS GOOD AND WHEELS CRIED.

  WE WATCHED " THE ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE SHOW ". MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT AND WHEELS CRIED.

  I ASK MY YOUNGEST TO RIDE WITH ME. I WAS BEING THE UBER FOR OUR ELDEST WHO WAS GOING TO A BAR DOWN THE STREET FROM THE NAIL.  YEP......KINDA STINGS A LITTLE BIT BUT ALL GOOD. AGAIN , I RATHER TAKE MY KID THAN AN UBER DRIVER. WE LISTEN TO MUSIC AND DROP HER OFF. ON THE WAY HOME I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST WHICH I ADORE. I STOP AT MCDONALDS AND GET THE KID A SMALL FRENCH FRY. THIS WAS A GOOD TRADE TO ME.....SHE RIDES WITH ME FOR COMPANY AND I GET HER FRENCH FRIES.

  BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF " RUSSIAN DOLL ". THEY ARE SHORT EPISODES AND THE PREMISE OF THE STORY IS LIKE THE MOVIE " GROUNDHOG DAY ".  IT WAS GOOD........WHEELS CRIED.

  WE ALSO WATCH " AMERICAN IDOL ". SOME OF THE CONTESTANTS REALLY HAVE HEARTWARMING STORIES. AGAIN........WHEELS CRIED. THE GIRL WAS A WRECK ALL NIGHT.

  I WAS PROUD OF MYSELF AS I WORKED OUT TWICE TODAY AND AGAIN.......NO BOOZE.

  I DID SLEEP PRETTY GOOD. I WOKE UP AROUND 6AM WHICH IS DECENT FOR ME. I ALSO LET MY ELDEST IN AT 7AM.

   TUESDAY        3 - 11 - 19

  BIG NEWS FOR EAGLES FANS......DESEAN JACKSON IS BACK. I LIKE THE TRADE BIG TIME.  SADLY , FOLES GOES TO JACKSONVILLE.

  FLYERS WITH A NICE WIN OVER A TEAM THEY SHOULD BEAT. THEY ARE ONLY 3 POINTS OUT OF A PLAY-OFF POSITION BUT...............THEIR SCHEDULE IS PRETTY DAMN TOUGH.

  SLEPT REALLY WELL. SO GOOD MY YOUNGEST PUSHED ME TO WAKE ME UP.  I DO NOT REMEMBER EVERY BEING THAT DEEP IN SLEEP. AGAIN , THIS HEALTH KICK AND NO BOOZE MIGHT BE A DIFFERENCE HERE.

  A FAMILY MEMBER BUYS A WHITE CORVETTE. THE MONEY COULD BUY A HOUSE. I WAS JUST LOOKING AT MINIVANS ON CRAIGSLIST FOR UNDER 1500.

 I DREAMT I WENT BACK TO COLLEGE AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY. MY DORM ROOM WAS LOCKED FOR 2+ YEARS. SOME STUDENTS TOLD ME THAT WAS PROBABLY FOR SAFETY REASON AND NONE OF MY STUFF WOULD BE TAKEN. I GET THE DOOR OPEN AND MY ROOM IS THE SIZE OF A SMALL WAREHOUSE. THE PROBLEM IS NOTHING IS IN IT AND THE FLOOR HAS 6 INCHES OF WATER. ALSO , GREEN MOLD ON THE WALLS AND CEILING. IT WAS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF THE MOVIE " JUMANJI ". I SLOSHED AROUND A BIT AND WAS TOTALLY FREAKED OUT.

  I SET UP A SMALL ELECTRICAL SIDE-JOB FOR TOMORROW.

   TAKE A RIDE TO MAKE A BANK DEPOSIT. I RETURN HOME AND TRY TO LOOK FOR A 100' TAPE MEASURE. I SEARCH OUR GARAGE AND ALL MY TOOLS. I EVEN SEARCHED THE NAIL'S FILING CABINETS LATER THAT NIGHT. I REALLY LIKED THAT MEASURING TAPE AND JUST CAN'T FIND IT.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. WE BOTH AGREE THIS AREA IS EXCELLENT TO LIVE IN. NOT JUST SCHOOL DISTRICTS , COMMUNITY , LOCATION , AND SUCH BUT THE STREETS ARE SO WIDE AND HARDLY DRIVEN ON. WE CAN WALK DOWN THE STREETS WITH BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND TREES. IT REALLY IS A GOOD SPOT TO LIVE. I ALSO LIKE LIVING 5 MINUTES FROM WORK AND FAMILY.....SO DOES WHEELS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I PREP , CLEAN , AND CONTACT BANDS. I AM TRYING TO MOVE AN AFTON SHOW FOR A PRIVATE PARTY. I FRIGGIN' LOVE PRIVATE PARTIES. IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION TO TRY TO MAKE THE CHANGE. HMMMMM.........HIP HOP SHOW OR PRIVATE BIRTHDAY PARTY ?

  BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP AND THAN CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCHED THE FINALE OF  " THE GOOD DOCTOR ". I BELIEVE SHE CRIED AGAIN.

  I HEAD TO BED PRETTY TIRED AND MY LEGS WERE HURTING. I AM STILL FAT.

  ON A SAD NOTE , I SAID GOODBYE TO MY FAVORITE SWEAT SHORTS FOR WORK AND DAILY WEARING. I USED THESE SHORTS FOR EVERY SMALL JOB AT MY HOUSE AND PROPERTIES FOR THE LAST 2+ DECADES. THEY WERE PERFECT FOR CASUAL WEAR TOO. THE SHORTS HAD SO MANY HOLES MY COCK WOULD PEEK OUT ON OCCASION. EVEN MY BALLS WOULD GET OUT TOO ..........ON A DIFFERENT LOCATION OF HOLES. I WILL MISS THEM , ESPECIALLY WHEN WATCHING PORN.

  TUESDAY       3 - 12 - 19

  MY FIRST THREESOME........................

  SO HAPPY CASSIE CHANGED HER MIND AND TOOK BACK COLTON ON " THE BACHELOR " .....OMG !! OMG !! OMG !!! CAN THIS COUPLE BE ON ANY MORE TALK SHOWS ? MY GOD WHAT A WASTE OF TIME.

  OK , MY DAY STARTS WITH THE NORMAL ROUTINE.  I DID THE STAIR TREAD CLIMBER AGAIN AND THIS TIME I WATCHED WSOP POKER PLAYERS BEING COMPETIVE IN CRAZY HANDS. I ALSO LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO......ALOT GONG ON IN WITH PHILLY TEAMS.  IT REALLY PASSES THE TIME VERY WELL.

  SHOWER AND SHAVE. SEEING MYSELF NAKED CONFUSES ME.

  SIDE JOB TOMORROW. IT WAS MOVED FROM TODAY.

  76ERS WITH A MUST WIN OVER A BAD CLEVELAND TEAM. LOSING TO THE SUCK ASS BULLS THE OTHER NIGHT REALLY HURT. ANYONE SEE EMBIID'S DUNK ?........JEEEEESSSSSSUUUUUUSSSSSSS.

  AT 3:45PM I DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN I GO TO THE NAIL TO PREP , STOCK , CLEAN , AND FIX STUFF.  I GOT SOME BAND BOOKINGS DONE AND BOOKED A PRIVATE PARTY.

 BACK HOME I HAVE A 3-WAY CONFERENCE CALL WITH 2 COUSINS. IT WAS MY FIRST 3-WAY. THEY WERE GENTLE.  I STARTED A LARGE COUSINS GET TOGETHER PARTY AND ALMOST HAD TO DROP OUT.  I AM SCRAMBLING TO RE-WORK MY SCHEDULE AND WORKERS. WE TALKED ALL DETAILS ABOUT THE PARTY.  FOR ANY FAMILY THAT READS THIS WEBSITE THE PARTY IS SATURDAY MARCH 23RD IN MEDIA ( MORE LIKE SPRINGFIELD ). THIS IS VERY KID FRIENDLY AND STARTS AT 5PM. BRING A SNACK , SIDE DISH , OR DESERT.  ALSO BRING SOME SORT OF BOOZE. MEN WILL DONATE $ TOWARDS THE FOOD AND CHEF ( $5 TO $10 ). THE MAIN DISH IS SMOKED PORK WITH BURGERS AND DOGS FOR THE KIDS.  A PRIVATE FAMILY FACEBOOK PAGE WAS MADE FOR THIS EVENT.

  BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH THE 2 FINAL EPISODES OF " RUSSIAN DOLL ". IT WAS GOOD. IN ANOTHER ROOM WHEELS WATCHES THE FINALE OF " THIS IS US " AND CRIES. I SHOT POOL WITH MY YOUNGEST DOWN THE BASEMENT AND LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. THE POOL PART I CARE ZERO ABOUT THOUGH THE KID IS BECOMING QUITE A LITTLE PLAYER. ANYWAY , IT'S THE BONDING AND TALKING PART I LOVE.

 NO BOOZE AGAIN AND I BELIEVE I DROPPED ABOUT 8 POUNDS IN A WEEK. IT MEANS NOTHING. IT REALLY IS LIKE THROWING A DECK CHAIR OFF THE TITANIC. REALISTICALLY , I NEED TO DROP ANOTHER 40. THIS COULD BE AWFULLY TOUGH GOING SO LONG WITHOUT FUN FOOD , BOOZE , AND CONTINUING THE EXERCISING PART..........BLOW.

 OFF TO BED AND I WATCH THE 2ND HALF OF THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD WITH ANOTHER VERY GOOD EVIL CHARACTER. EARLIER I TRIED TO ON-DEMAND THE SHOW BUT WE ARE HAVING MINOR PROBLEMS WITH INTERNET AND TV RIGHT NOW. I SPENT ABOUT 35 MINUTES WITH A VERIZON TECH BUT IT DID NOT SOLVE ANYTHING. TECH WAS NICE THOUGH.

  AGAIN , I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL THE DOG WOKE ME UP BARKING.

 THE OTHER DAY I WAS LEAVING FOR THE NAIL. WHEELS AND THE KIDS ARE MAKING JOKES ABOUT ME FOR BEING A NUDGE. AS I CLOSE THE DOOR TO LEAVE I HEARD AN ERUPTION OF LAUGHTER.......TOO FUNNY.

   WEDNESDAY        3 - 13 - 19

  TESTING , TESTING , TESTING..........1......2.......3 CHICKEN WINGS.

  THE NORMAL ROUTINE NOW INCLUDES TREAD MILLING. WHAT KINDA BLOWS IS WORKING OUT , EATING HEALTHY , AND NOT HAVING ANY BOOZE FOR 10 DAYS AND NOT REALLY SEEING RESULTS. OK.....I LOST 8 POUNDS ( MOSTLY WATER WEIGHT BUT IN MY CASE BEER WEIGHT ) AND I AM SLEEPING BETTER BUT THE LONG ROAD TO THE TUNNEL IS SO FAR AWAY. I AM NOT EVEN AT THE TUNNEL TO EVEN TO SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

  OFF TO A SIDE-JOB TO INSTALL A KITCHEN LIGHT. THE WOMEN WAS VERY POLITE AND IT WAS A QUICK JOB.  THEY HAD THEIR VERY STEEP DRIVEWAY COMPLETELY RE-PAVED SO I ASKED FOR THE CONTRACTOR WHO DID IT. MAY BE WE WILL GET A PRICE.

  THE WEATHER IS CHANGING BUT WE ARE DEFINITELY NOT OUT OF THE WINTER WOODS.  WHEN WALKING WITH WHEELS TODAY WE SAW 2 BRILLIANT RED CARDINALS GOING THROUGH OUR NEW MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATED PARK. THEY REALLY STOOD OUT WITH THE BUSHES STILL IN WINTER MODE AND NOT BLOOMING. I ALSO KNOW WARMER WEATHER IS COMING BECAUSE I SAW SMALL INSECTS OUTSIDE MY DOOR THIS MORNING. MAN , HOW DO THEY KNOW ?

  FIGHTING OUR INTERNET AND ON-DEMAND. I SCHEDULED A TECH FOR TOMORROW. I ALSO LOWERED OUR MONTHLY BILL BY $36.  MAYBE ANOTHER $12 IF WE USE OUR OWN ROUTER........WHICH IS AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  HMMMMMMMMMM.........MOUNTAIN HOUSE I SAY.

  TRIED WATCHING " THE WALKING DEAD " 3 TIMES BUT OUR ON-DEMAND KEPT FREEZING.....BLOW.

  I LIKE TO SAY WHEELS AND I DID NOT PAY ANYONE TO GET OUR KIDS INTO COLLEGE.  MAN.....THE GUY MADE 25 MILLION DOLLARS DUPING AND FABRICATING THE SYSTEM. HE WAS GETTING HOLLYWOOD STARS AND THEIR SPOILED BIG MONEY KIDS INTO UNIVERSITIES. MY FAVORITES ARE :

- HOLLYWOOD KID GETS INTO COLLEGE ON A FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP. ONE PROBLEM.....HIS HIGH SCHOOL HAD NO FOOTBALL TEAM.

- GIRL GETS IN ON A WATER POLO SCHOLARSHIP. ONE PROBLEM......THE KID NEVER PLAYED WATER POLO AND THE PICTURE THE PARENTS SENT TO THE COLLEGE WAS PHOTO SHOPPED WITH ANOTHER STUDENT/PLAYER.

- 2 GIRLS GET INTO USC. HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY PAID SHADY MONEY TO GET THEM IN. FOR 2 YEARS THEY NEVER WENT TO ONE CLASS.......JUST PARTIED. THE GIRLS WERE SUPER HOT SO I AM OKAY WITH THIS.

- PARENTS PAYING SHADY GUY UP TO A 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS TO GET THEIR KIDS INTO ELITE COLLEGES. ONE CELEBRITY IS THE CHICK FROM THE TV SERIES " FULL HOUSE ".

  SO ALL THIS MADE THE NEWS AND THEY SHOW THE F.B.I. SCREAMING AND CRASHING DOORS INTO THESE HOLLYWOOD ACTOR'S HOMES AT 4AM IN THE MORNING. REALLY ?........THIS IS WHAT THE F.B.I. NEEDS TO DO TO APPREHEND THESE " CRIMINAL " PARENTS ? A FUCKING MAILMAN CAN MAKE A CITIZENS ARREST. HEY F.B.I ?......FUCKING GO FIX SOMETHING ELSE IMPORTANT WILL YA ? THE PEOPLE ARE GUILTY AND SHOULD PAY REPARATIONS BUT SMASHING DOORS DOWN LIKE DRUG DEALERS I SWAY OVER THE TOP.

  I BOOKED A SOLO ACT NAMED " ROCK AND ROLL ". HE CLAIMS HE WILL BRING IN 150+ PEOPLE. HE PERFORMS ON SATURDAY MARCH 30TH. HE HAS NO FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.

  A PUBLISHING COMPANY HAS SHOWN INTEREST IN MY BERMUDA VACATION STORY. SHE READ PAGE ONE AND WE TALKED VIA EMAIL SEVERAL TIMES. SHE REQUESTED THE WHOLE STORY NOW. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED IN MANY MANY MANY OTHER CONTACTS. I USUALLY GET BLOWN OFF IMMEDIATELY. AT LEAST SHE HAD INTEREST AND IS SUPER POLITE. IT WILL GO NO WHERE BUT STILL IT WAS FUN TO RE-READ THIS PHENOMENAL TRUE STORY FROM YEARS AGO. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THAT HAPPENED TO WHEELS AND I.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND MEETS SOME FRIENDS. THEY HAD A LARGE BRAND NEW AIR FRYER FOR ME TO TRY FOR OUR MENU. WE TRIED 4 DIFFERENT WAYS OF COOKING WINGS. UNFORTUNATELY " TIME " WAS THE DOWNFALLEN FACTOR. THE WINGS TASTED OKAY TO GOOD BUT PRESENTATION OF THE FOOD WAS NOT SO GOOD.  IT TAKES US 7 MINUTES OR LESS TO COOK AN ORDER OF FROZEN WINGS BY DEEP FRYER. WITH AN AIR FRYER IT TAKES 21 MINUTES OR MORE. IT IS A DAMN SHAME BUT IT JUST TAKES TOO LONG. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THESE AIR FRYERS FOR OVER A YEAR NOW AND THAT IS THE ONE MAIN PROBLEM. HEALTHY WISE THEY ARE PERFECT.

 OH.........I FIND OUT TODAY A COUPLE CONCEIVED A KID AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THAT KINDA MADE ME FEEL GOOD. ALMOST LIKE A GOD-PARENT.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I START A NEW NETFLIX SERIES CALLED " SCHITT'S CREEK ". I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY WITH SOME VERY FAMILIAR ACTORS LIKE EUGENE LEVY ( AND HIS SON DANIEL ) , CATHERIN O'HARA , AND CHRIS ELLIOT.  I WAS SURPRISED IT'S IN ITS 5TH SEASON AND PICKED UP FOR A 6TH.

  OFF TO BED AND CAN'T SLEEP. I WATCH " THE WALKING DEAD " WITH ON-DEMAND AND IT WORKS......GO FIGURE. OH.....IT WAS GOOD.

  THURSDAY       3 - 14 - 19

 IT WAS SUGGESTED TO ME WE DO A $10 COVER CHARGE AND OPEN BAR THE WHOLE NIGHT.  HMMMMMMM......NOT SURE THIS IS QUITE LEGAL.

 ANOTHER MUSIC BAR CLOSES.  THE TROC HAS HAD MANY BANDS COME THROUGH BUT THEY ANNOUNCED THEY ARE CLOSING THEIR DOORS. I KNOW DRUMMERS WILL NOT MISS LOADING-IN UP THOSE 100 STEPS.

  ROUTINE - MAKE LUNCH , DRIVE KID TO SCHOOL , TREADMILL , EAT RABBIT STUFF , DO COMPUTER EMAILING , BLOG , WALK WITH WHEELS , GO TO THE NAIL , AND COME HOME.

  PUSHED IT A LITTLE TODAY WITH THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. I DECIDED TO WEED OUR GARDENS. THE STORY IS OUR WEEDING COMPANY TOOK 3 1/2 MONTHS TO ARRIVE AND WEED. IT TOOK 10X LONGER WORKING AND THE PRICE WAS $300 HIGHER THAN QUOTED.  TO SAY I WAS PISSED WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I ALSO FOUGHT THE PRICE AND GOT IT BACK DOWN ALMOST TO THE ORIGINAL QUOTE. ANYWAY , I NEVER WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN.

 I WEEDED FOR 90 MINUTES AND MY YOUNGEST HELPED LOAD THE TRASHCANS AND SHE CLEANED OUR OUTDOOR STEPS OF LEAVES. IT WAS A LOVELY BONDING THING.

  LOAD UP OUR ELDEST AND THE KID ROLLS TO THE MOUNTAINS........WITH 20 FRIENDS. OH.......MY........GOD.......I HOPE I DO NOT REGRET THIS.

  WALK WITH WHEELS AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL OUT. WE GO THROUGH OUR NEW PARK AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED WITH PARENTS AND KIDS.  WE WALK THE VERY WIDE STREETS WITH NO TRAFFIC AND I SEE 3 PIECE OF ASS YOUNG MOMS WITHIN 3 HOUSES OF EACH OTHER. TO ME , THIS MAKES A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE BAND FROM ENGLAND. I DID NOT CANCEL " JUST JAM " BECAUSE MY ANTENNAS WERE TELLING ME THE GUYS FROM ACROSS THE POND MAY NOT SHOW UP.......THEY DIDN'T. NOT A CALL , TEXT , FB MESSAGE , OR EMAIL. THE GOOD THING IS A NEW GROUP OF YOUNG MUSICIANS AND THEIR FRIENDS STOPPED INTO JAM. THE ONE GIRL WAS ADORABLE AND ACTUALLY SANG OKAY. I MAY BE BIAS BECAUSE SHE WAS A PIECE OF ASS.

  BY 10:30PM THE MUSICIANS STARTED LOADING OUT AND SETTLING THEIR CREDIT CARD TABS. I DECIDE TO DO A FULL PREP FOR TOMORROW'S SHOW. THE MAIN THING IS PUTTING UP THE DIVIDING WALLS.......ALWAYS FUN.

  FLYERS GET SMOKED. WASHINGTON IS JUST SO MUCH BETTER.

  AT HOME I WIND DOWN WITH SODA WATER AND SOME CHEESE. OH MY GOD IT WAS AWESOME !! I WENT TO BED DEPRESSED.

  I DREAMT ABOUT DATING A SMOKING HOT ASIAN GIRL. I WAS HAVING TROUBLE CONVINCING FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHE WAS MY GIRLFRIEND.  YOU KNOW , THIS IS NOT FAR FROM REALITY. IF IT EVER HAPPEN..........IT WHICH IT WOULDN'T...........BECAUSE THAT IS REALITY.

  FRIDAY        3 - 15 - 19

  BEAUTIFUL DAYS IN MARCH BUT I'M NOT GETTING SUCKED IN. I'VE SEEN WHAT MOTHER NATURE CAN DO BEFORE IN THIS MONTH.

  DROVE OUR YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL. THE KID JUST AMUSES ME SO MUCH.

  I HIT THE WEEDING AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 90 MINUTES. I AM ABSOLUTELY PISSED AND SURPRISED HOW STRONG THE ROOTS ARE ON THESE PLANTS.  I THOUGHT FOR SURE THEY BE EASY PICKENS SO EARLY IN THIS ALMOST SPRING SEASON. I WAS COMPLETELY WRONG. USING THICKER AND MORE COARSE GLOVES I STRUGGLED TO WEED. I COULD OF GONE 10 TIMES FASTER BUT EVERY WEED HAD ROOTS DUG IN LIKE IT WAS A TREE. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. AGAIN , MY YOUNGEST HELPED ME LOAD THEM IN THE TRASHCANS.

  AFTER THE RAIN THE WEEDED BEDS LOOKED REALLY GOOD. THE RAIN ALSO WASHED AWAY ALL OUR DIRT LEFT ON THE DRIVEWAY AND STREET WHICH WAS NICE.

 DROVE TO PROSPECT PARK TO HAVE A CAR KEY MADE. WE ONLY HAVE ONE KEY FOR OUR JEEP AND IT MAKES ME VERY NERVOUS. OUR ELDEST LOST THE KEY AT COLLEGE AND I KNOW REPLACING THEM COULD COST UP TO $300. THIS PLACE DID IT FOR $80.

  I MAKE A MISTAKE AND TEXT WHEELS , " I AM 2 MINUTES FROM NICK'S ROAST BEEF. DO YOU WANT ANYTHING ? "  I WAS FIRST IN LINE AT 10:30AM. I GOT LUNCH FOR WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST. I GOT NOTHING BECAUSE OF MY STUPID STUPID STUPID DIET.

  I AM SO GLAD I SET-UP THE NIGHT BEFORE FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW. MAN, IT MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE. I ARRIVE AND THE ACTS WERE WAITING. OVER 120 TICKETS WERE SOLD TONIGHT. WE HAD A FULL STAFF AND AGAIN WE RAN A SUPER EFFICIENT SHOW.

 WHEELS GOES OUT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND PARTIES BIG TIME.  HEY WHEELS .......HOW YA FEELIN ? GETTING TO OLD FOR THIS HARD PARTYING KID.

  FLYERS BLOW 5 - 2. THIS WILL HURT LOSING 7 - 6.

  76ERS WITH A GOOD WIN.

  I AM NOT A FAN OF OUR HIP HOP NIGHTS BUT ON OCCASION SOME ACTS ARE ACTUALLY OKAY.  I AM ALSO A FAN OF ONE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL GIRL THAT ATTENDED TONIGHT. SHE WAS TAKING PICTURES WITH SOME PERFORMERS AND I PHOTO BOMBED IT. I ACTUALLY DID THIS SEVERAL TIMES WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE JUST TO MESS WITH THEM.

 COMPLETELY ENTERTAINED WHEN 4 OF MY YOUNGEST FRIENDS STOPPED BY TO GET HER. MY YOUNGEST HELPED ON THE DOOR AND COOKED FOOD ORDERS ALL NIGHT. THAN THEY WENT BACK TO OUR HOUSE TO PLAY.

  CHILL WITH OUR WORKERS AND BOUGHT SOME DRINKS FOR THEM. WE GOT DONE EARLY WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME.

  ROLL HOME AND MY KID'S FRIENDS PERFORM A SONG AND DANCE ROUTINE USING A QUEEN MUSIC. THESE KIDS JUST CRACK ME UP.

  WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THAN OFF TO BED. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW NICE IT IS TO HAVE A TV REMOTE THAT WORKS. WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING OURS FOR OVER 2 YEARS.

  WHEELS COMES IN AND GOES TO BED PRETTY QUICKLY. SHE WAS FEELING GOOD. I HEAD TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT.

  SATURDAY      3 - 17 - 19

  I HAD TO DO  IT.

  BASICALLY JUST LAID AROUND TODAY LOOKING FOR STUFF ON TV , SNUGGLING WITH MY YOUNGEST , AND CHILLING WITH THE PUP. I WATCHED A COUPLE OF EPISODES OF " MONK ". I REALLY LIKED THIS SHOW.

  I WAS TIRED FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE WITH A HIP HOP SHOW. THESE SHOWS DRAIN ME. THIS MORNING I LOGGED IN AND SENT MY PAPERWORK TO THE BOOKING AGENCY.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE. I ADORE THE FRIEND. THAN I DRIVE THEM TO A CLOTHING STORE. THEY WANTED TO WALK HOME WHICH I WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT.

 ELDEST PARTYING AT THE POCONOS. A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT THIS TOO.

  I HEARD WHEELS USE THE BATHROOM 10 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT AND MORNING. SHE WAS NOT FEELING GOOD.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND MAN THE DOOR ALONG WITH HELPING WITH SOUND.  THE BANDS WERE GREAT , THE FANS WERE GREAT , AND THE BARTENDER WAS GREAT. YEP.....IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT.

  THE BARTENDER AND I RAN A SUPER EFFICIENT SHOW. THE BANDS DID MOST OF THE WORK BUT WE HELPED WITH OTHER STUFF LIKE LOADING , UNLOADING , AND DIRECTING. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME.....BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING ON MY MIND AND I HAD TO DO IT.  HERE IS MY LITTLE SPEECH BETWEEN THE 3RD AND 4TH BANDS THAT CREATED A STANDING OVATION AND A ROAR OF CHEERING:

  " HELLO EVERYONE. MY NAME IS BIG DADDY AND I OWN THE NAIL.  I JUST WANTED TO SAY 2 QUICK THINGS.....ONE IS GOING TO EMBARRASS A PERSON A LITTLE. BUT FIRST - I MUST THANK THE BANDS AND THEIR FANS FOR YOU TRULY ARE THE BACK BONE OF THE NAIL. I AM SO GLAD OUR REGULAR DOORMAN WANTED OFF TONIGHT. IT GAVE ME A CHANCE TO MEET THE BANDS , LISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC , AND MEET ALL OF YOU.  SECOND - TONIGHT IS SPECIAL BECAUSE WE HAVE THE LONGEST TENURED FEMALE BARTENDER HERE AT THE NAIL.  SHE IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME. SHE IS A SINGLE MOM , A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR , AND AS OF TODAY A GRADUATE OF THE POLICE ACADEMY. I AM SO DAMN PROUD OF HER. "

 - THE PLACE ROARS , CHEERS , AND APPLAUSES.  ONE GUY HANDS OUR BARTENDER $20 AND SAYS , " MY MOM WAS A SINGLE MOM AND I KNOW HOW TOUGH IT IS. "

  MY BARTENDER THANKED AND HUGGED ME AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. I WAS SO PROUD OF HER.

   SUNDAY      3 - 17 - 19

  REMEMBERING......................TOUGH NOT TO ON THIS DAY.

  WHEELS AND I DECIDE WE ARE GOING TO VISIT FRIENDS OUT OF STATE.  WE BOOKED A FLIGHT AND USED POINTS. WE WERE QUITE HAPPY WITH OUR ROUND TRIP PRICE FOR 2 PEOPLE WAS $90.

  FLIGHT PRICING - FRONTIER AIRLINES IS BY FAR THE LOWEST OF ALL THE AIRLINES IN PRICING. MOST FLIGHTS WE FOUND WERE $350 ROUND TRIP FOR ONE PERSON. FRONTIER AIRLINE'S PRICE WAS $94.  WOW !!! THAT IS A BIG DIFFERENCE !!! BUT IS IT ??  THIS IS JUST THE PRICE OF THE AIRFARE TICKET. FRONTIER DOES NOT INCLUDE PAYMENTS FOR YOUR SEAT ( $20 EACH WAY ) , YOUR LUGGAGE ( $40 EACH WAY ) , YOUR CARRY-ON ( $20 EACH WAY ) , AND IF YOU LIKE TO " BULK " EVERYTHING TOGETHER ( UP TO $149 ). SO GUESS WHAT.....THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME PRICE IF NOT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE OTHER AIRLINE'S PRICES. 

  I GOOGLED REVIEWS FOR FRONTIER AIRLINES. THE BEST ONE WAS:

  -  " NEVER EVER EVER USE FRONTIER. THEY ABSOLUTELY SUCK WITH SUCKING YOU IN WITH SUCK SUCK EXTRA FEES. NEVER EVER USE FRONTIER. THEY SUCK ".

 - MY SECOND FAVORITE WAS , " I RATHER WALK THAN USE FRONTIER "

  DO MY RUNNING TODAY. ARRIVED AT THE NAIL AND PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT.

  TAKE A RIDE TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE AND FIX A CLOGGED LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN. I USED MY ELECTRIC SNAKE AND CLEARED IT QUITE QUICKLY. THE CULPRIT OF THE CLOG........ A GREEN SCOTCH BRITE DISH SCRUBBY.

  BACK HOME I FIXED A FENCE. I HAD THE PUP OUT WITH ME AND SHE SUNNED WHILE LAYING ON OUR PATIO.

  ELDEST MAKES IT HOME FROM THE MOUNTAINS. SHE HAD 17 FRIENDS VISIT. SHE SAID IT WAS A GOOD TIME.

  WHEELS HAS A DREAM ABOUT US TRYING TO GET INTIMATE. WE KEPT BEING INTERRUPTED IN OUR HOTEL ROOM WHICH HAD PEOPLE GOING THROUGH OUR ROOM TO THE BATHROOM. EVEN AN OLD DOORMAN STOPPED AND TALKED.  YEP.....EVEN IN A DREAM I CAN'T GET ANY.

  76ERS WITH A BIG STATEMENT GAME BEATING THE #1 BUCKS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE. I COULD NOT STAND THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCERS SO I WENT INTO OUR BATHROOM AND LISTENED TO THE FINAL 15 MINUTES WHILE SHOWERING. OUR ANNOUNCERS WERE HILARIOUS.....ARE YOU KIDDING ME !!!!

  FLYERS STICK IT IN THE PENGUINS ASS AGAIN. THE LAST TIME THEY PLAYED WAS OUTDOORS AND THE FLYERS CAME BACK WITH JUST SECONDS LEFT AND WON IT IN OVERTIME. WELL , THEY DID THE SAME THING TONIGHT.  THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED A LITTLE BIT .......I WAS DRIVING MY ELDEST TO A BAR WHEN ALL OF IT WENT DOWN. THE GOOD THING WAS I HAD IT ON THE RADIO.  THE BAD THING IS THE PENGUINS WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFF AND MOST LIKELY WIN THE CUP AGAIN WHILE WE SIT AT HOME AND MISS THE PAYOFFS.

 SHOWER AND LOAD UP AS ALL OF US HEAD OUT TO DINNER.  EIGHT OF US MET AND HAD A WONDERFUL DINNER WITH CONVERSATION , LAUGHS , AND REMEMBERING. THE GIRLS WORE THEIR NECKLACES THAT WERE GIVEN TO THEM FROM THEIR UNCLE. HE MADE THEM OUT OF GOLD COINS THAT HIS FATHER HAD......THEIR GRANDFATHER.....MY FATHER-IN-LAW.........WHEEL'S DAD. THIS IS OUR ONE GET TOGETHER.  HERE IS MY FACEBOOK POST ( LESS 2 PICTURES - ONE WITH WHEELS , MYSELF , AND HER DAD LAUGHING AND THE SECOND WAS A PLAQUE I MADE AND HANGS AT THE NAIL.

 
   " Miss ya ---- My father-in-law was born on April Fool's Day and passed on St. Paddy's Day. Could not of picked a better person to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage on a ski lift at Jack Frost with a flask of brandy.......33 years ago. I asked him 30 feet in the air , " Sir , there could be 2 scenarios here. One - you're going to throw me off this chair lift OR 2 - you and I are going to drink this flask of brandy together. I like to marry your daughter." He turns to me and grabs my neck and says , " Give me that flask son. " So miss this man. ( This memorial plague hangs at The Nail for as long as Wheels and I own it  "

   MONDAY     3 - 18 - 19

 " DAD , I WAS SCARED "....................

  MONDAYS ARE NO FUN , BUT TO ME THEY ARE MY WEEKENDS. SINCE I PRETTY MUCH WORK EVERY WEEKEND MY MONDAYS , TUESDAYS , AND WEDNESDAYS ARE MY WEEKENDS.

  I RE-GLUED BATHROOM FLOOR TILES AND THEIR GROUT LINES ABOUT2 WEEKS AGO. MY GLUE WAS BRIGHT WHITE AND IN THE GROUT LINES WHICH WERE GREY. I ASKED OUR ARTIST YOUNGEST TO MATCH THE GROUT LINES WITH HER PAINTING SKILLS. WHEN I GOT UP THE NEXT MORNING I WAS BLOWN AWAY HOW SHE MATCHED THEM PERFECTLY. THE KID ALSO DID IT AT 11PM AT NIGHT.

  DID A BANK DEPOSIT TODAY AND HIT EVERY KIND OF TRAFFIC JUST 1 MILE FROM OUR HOUSE.

  MONDAY NIGHTS ARE SLOW BUT I BEEN SPLITTING THEM WITH A BARTENDER. THEY ARE ACTUALLY FUN NOW.

  GET AN ESTIMATE IN SECONDS WAS THE AD. I FILLED OUT THE APPLICATION FOR A DRIVEWAY REPAVE AND IT HAS BEEN 2 DAYS.

  TALKED TO A NICE GUY ABOUT PURCHASING AN ARCADE MACHINE. I TALKED TO HIM ONCE AND NO REPLY AFTER THAT. AGAIN , WHY THE FUCK MAKE AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT FUCKING RESPOND TO IT ?  I JUST DON'T GET IT.

  THIS NO BEER AND NO BRANDY ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. I WAS ON THE STAIRASS TREADMILL TODAY AND I WAS THINKING , " WHY THE FUCK AM I DOING THIS ? I MEAN I AM OLD , BALD , FAT , AND PEOPLE LOOK AT ME LIKE I SHOULD ROLLED BACK INTO THE OCEAN. DO I REALLY NEED TO BETTER MY LIFE ?"

  I DID USE NEW DOCTOR SCHOLL'S SHOE INSERTS FOR MY SNEAKERS. THESE GEL / FOAM INSERTS WERE GOOD BUT I THOUGHT THEY BE MUCH BETTER.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO MY THING.  WEATHER GOT A LITTLE COLDER BUT I DID THE MARQUEE SIGN AND THAN STARTED PREPPING ORDERS FOR THE NAIL AND FOR A COUSINS LARGE PARTY THIS WEEKEND WHICH I ORCHESTRATED.

 I ROLL HOME AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. I GOT TIRED SO OFF TO BED. I FALL ASLEEP PRETTY QUICKLY..............BUT IN ONE HOUR I GET WOKEN UP BY A LITTLE VOICE THAT SAYS , " DAD , SOMEONE IS IN THE HOUSE. "

  AFTER 2 SHOVES I WAKE UP AND MY KID HAS A SLIGHT PANICKED LOOK ON HER FACE.  SHE SAYS , " I THINK THERE IS PEOPLE UPSTAIRS AND I HEAR TALKING ". I QUICKLY MOVE INTO THE KITCHEN AND PUT ON A SWEAT JACKET. I STAND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS AND HEAR VERY LOUD TALKING. I KNOW WHAT IT IS. I SAY TO MY KID , " THIS IS GOING TO BE MY FAULT. WHEN I WAS WORKING OUT I HAD THE RADIO ON SPORTS TALK PRETTY LOUD. I GUESS WHEN I TURNED IT OFF I SET IT ON ALARM AND NOT OFF."  I GO UPSTAIRS AND TURN THE RADIO OFF. WALKING DOWN THE STEPS I SAY , " SO YOU COULDN'T OF TURN THE RADIO OFF ? "  THE KID RESPONDS , " I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMEONE PLAYING IT LOUDLY TO GET US UPSTAIRS SO I WAS SCARED. " I RESPOND , " ALL GOOD KID. YOU MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE.

  TUESDAY       3 - 19 - 19

  NOPE.........I AM NOT " THE DOCTOR " ANYMORE.

  COYOTE SPOTTED IN OUR AREA. KINDA COOL BUT GOT TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE SMALLER PETS.

 DID SOME RUNNING TODAY AFTER MY NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE.  I WALKED THE STAIR TREADMILL WHILE WATCHING FUN WSOP POKER PLAYS BY FAMOUS PLAYERS.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO WORK , THAN PICK UP LIQUOR ORDER , THAN STOP AT MY PARENTS TO GET TABLES , AND FINAL STOP WAS A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR A WARMING TRAY. THIS IS WHEN THE FUN STARTS.

 AS I PULL UP MY NEPHEWS ARE PLAYING STREET BASKETBALL WITH A FRIEND.  THEY SEE ME AND THEIR EYES LIGHT UP.......IT'S UNCLE CHRIS TIME.  SO LET'S PLAY THIS OUT.

  - IN MY HEYDAY I WAS A VERY GOOD ATHLETE. I ALWAYS TELL MY KIDS , " NAME THE SPORT AND I EXCELLED IN IT. " WELL , TODAY WAS BASKETBALL. IN HIGH SCHOOL I WAS THE ONLY WHITE KID ( AT 6' 1" ) THAT COULD PALM A BASKETBALL AND EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE.........DUNK A BASKETBALL. YES , I WAS THE WHITE DOCTOR J. DID I EVER TELL YOU I MET DOCTOR J AND GOT ENGAGED AT HIS 30,000TH POINT GAME ? ANYWAY , I COULD JUMP LIKE A RABBIT AND WAS PRETTY DAMN GOOD.

  - SO LET'S FAST FORWARD TO NOW........FAT......BALD........OUT OF SHAPE.........AND FAT. THE NEW MOVIE " DUMBO " WAS ABOUT ME.

 - I GET OUT OF MY 1978 MINIVAN AND BEGIN PLAYING " HORSE " WITH THE 3 KIDS. ACTUALLY WE PLAYED " PIG " BECAUSE I THOUGHT I RUN OUT OF BREATH PLAYING TOO LONG FOR " HORSE ".  THE YOUNGEST KID WINS AND I COME IN LAST. I ABSOLUTELY SUCK ASS IN SHOOTING. I KEPT TELLING THE KIDS , " YOU KNOW , IN MY DAY I WAS REALLY GOOD. " AFTER A 3RD MISSED SHOT IN A ROW MY NEPHEW SAYS , " THAT'S NOT TODAY."

 - WE PLAY ANOTHER GAME AND I LOSE BUT I COME IN 3RD OUT OF 4. I STILL SHOOT HORRIBLE. AGAIN IN MY DAY I WAS REALLY GOOD.

 - OK , THIS IS WHERE THE HEART ATTACK COMES IN. MY BROTHER COMES OUT AND WE DECIDE TO CHALLENGE THE KIDS TO A 2 VS 3 GAME.  I WAS OUT OF BREATH AND SUCKING AIR BOTH GAMES AND MY BROTHER TOOK A SPILL OFF A CURB. WE REALIZE WE ARE NOT IN OUR PRIME ANYMORE. I THINK HE HEARD ME SIGH SEVERAL TIMES MAYBE EVEN A SMALL SNIFFLE OF SADNESS TOO.  BUT , WE DID WIN BOTH GAMES TO TEACH THESE YOUNG WHIPPER SNAPPERS A THING OR TWO.

  I HAD A GOOD TIME BUT WAS SWEATING LIKE A FAT KID IN A SWIMMING POOL. I TALKED WITH ANY NEIGHBOR WALKING BY ( MET ONE NICE LADY WITH AN 11 WEEK OLD PUPPY ). I ASKED AT LEAST 4 DIFFERENT WOMEN IF THEY LIKE TO PLAY 3 ON 3 WITH US BECAUSE WE NEEDED A 6TH PLAYER. 3 LADIES WERE IN THEIR 80'S BUT ONE CHICK JOGGING WAS SUPER HOT AND SHE SAID , " I AM SO BAD AT BASKETBALL " AND GIGGLED. SHE WANTED ME SO BAD. I ALSO ASKED AN OLD LADY TO REF A CALL WHO WAS 10 FEET AWAY WHEN MY NEPHEW FOULED ME. SHE SAID , " I SAW NOTHING " AND JUST KEPT WALKING. I NICKNAMED HER " SCHULTZ ". ( THINK HOGAN'S HEROES )

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL SWEATY , FAT, AND THINKING OF PIZZA. THE ONLY GOOD THING IT WAS 2 WORKOUTS IN ONE DAY. THE NEXT MORNING I WEIGHED MYSELF AND LOST 12 POUNDS. IN THE KITCHEN NAKED , I AM STANDING IN FRONT OF WHEELS ( WHILE SHE WORKS ) LOOKING AT MY BELLY SUCKING IT IN AND OUT LIKE A BALLOON LOSING AIR. I SAY TO HER , " IN MY MIND I AM STILL THAT COLLEGE CAPTAIN SOCCER PLAYER. YOU KNOW THE PICTURE STILL HANGS AT THE NAIL. I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. I CAN SEE MY ANKLES LOOKING STRAIGHT DOWN. I SEE MY TOES AND FEET NO PROBLEM. I FEEL I HAVE A FLAT STOMACH. THAN WHEN NAKED I LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND TURN SIDE WAYS AND I LOOK LIKE ALFRED HITCHCOCK. "  WHEELS LAUGHS AND ALMOST SPITS OUT HER TEA.

  WHERE WAS I. OH , SPEAKING OF WALKING......I WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " THE WALKING DEAD ".  IT WAS GOOD. IT TOOK ME 30 MINUTES TO FIGURE OUT IT WAS A DREAM SEQUENCE BUT ONE SCENE A MAIN CHARACTER WITH A SWORD FIGHTS KIDS.  THE KIDS DID NOT DO WELL AT ALL.

  WHEELS MAKES ME AVOCADO ON GRAIN TOAST WITH STRAWBERRIES. OH MY GOD IT IS SO DAMN GOOD. OH , WHILE I WAS EATING SHE TELLS ME ABOUT THROWING UP THE NIGHT BEFORE. I LOOK AT HER AND THAN MY FOOD. I LOOK AT HER AND THAN MY FOOD. SHE GOT IT.........AND STARTS LAUGHING AND SAYS , " SORRY."

  AT THE NAIL I DO MY THING. I GOT DONE QUICKLY AND WAIT FOR THE BARTENDER TO COME IN. I TALK TO SOME OF THE POOL PLAYERS.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. THIS NO BEER NO BRANDY THING REALLY REALLY BLOWS. I WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE AND THE 76ERS WIN. WHEELS WATCHES " THIS IS US " IN ANOTHER ROOM.

  I HAVE 2 GLASSES OF RED WINE AND SOME MUNSTER CHEESE WITH ONE HARD PRETZEL. WE BOTH WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ". I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN EPISODE ONE AND I THINK WE WILL FOLLOW THIS THROUGH.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD. I ONLY WOKE UP TWICE AND REMEMBER PART OF A DREAM.

  DREAM - MY BROTHER-IN-LAW IS IN A BLACK CORVETTE. HE WANTS TO DRIVE ACROSS A STREET THAT HAS A SMALL GULLY OF WATER. I AM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET AT THE TOP OF A RAMP AND TELL HIM TO WAIT. I WANTED TO SEE HOW DEEP THE WATER IN THE GULLY WAS. I START TO WALK DOWN AND HE FLOORS IT. I YELL ," STOP !!! " BUT HE KEEPS GOING. THE CAR GOES RIGHT UNDER THE WATER FOR THE GULLY IS 6 FEET DEEP. I YELL OUT , " WHAT THE FUCK ??!! " THE BLACK CORVETTE COMES UP ON MY SIDE AND UP THE RAMP. THE CAR IS TOO FAR TO THE LEFT AND I TELL HIM TO BACK UP A LITTLE AND MOVE THE CAR RIGHT.  HE BACKS UP ALL THE WAY INTO THE GULLY WATER AND UNDER IT. AGAIN THE CAR CAN NOT BE SEEN. HE COMES FLYING OUT OF THE WATER AND IS STILL TOO FAR LEFT. AGAIN , HE BACKS UP INTO THE WATER AND COMPLETELY SUBMERGES THE CAR. AGAIN HE DRIVES IT UP THE RAMP TOO FAR LEFT TO MAKE IT ALL THE WAY UP............ dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY       3 - 20 - 19

  YOU TELL HIM.............

   I THINK I NEED TO WRITE DOWN WHAT HAPPENS TO ME EACH DAY BECAUSE I AM FORGETTING HALF THE STUFF.  I FEEL THIS IS NOT A GOOD SIGN FOR THE FUTURE.

  A FAMILY MEMBER MIGHT TAKE A VACATION WITH US. THAT COULD BE A GAME CHANGER AND FUN.

  TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL IN THE MORNING TO MEET A BEER DELIVERY. THAN I TOOK A RIDE TO A COUSIN'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF THINGS FOR A PARTY FOR THIS SATURDAY.  THIS LITTLE PARTY IS NOW OVER 60 PEOPLE.  THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS THE WEATHER IS NOT LOOKING GOOD. OF COURSE SUNDAY IS PREDICTED TO BE IN THE 60'S.

  ALMOST BOUGHT A USED 4 FOOT HIGH ASTEROIDS 4 IN 1 ARCADE MACHINE. THIS WAS ON CRAIGSLIST. I SEARCHED AND FOUND OUT WALMART SELLS THEM NEW FOR $299.  OVERALL THE REVIEWS WERE VERY GOOD. I DID NOT LIKE THE 3 HOURS TO PUT IT TOGETHER PART THOUGH.  I DO HAVE ONE ARCADE MACHINE THAT IS AT A PERSON'S HOUSE. THE7 MAY OR MAY NOT TRY TO FIX IT. I AM HOPING THE " MAY NOT " AND THAN I WILL GIVE IT SA GO WITH MY NAIL CONNECTIONS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I GOT A LOT OF BAND WORK DONE AND FINISHED STOCKING BEER AND BREAKING DOWN BOXES. I ALSO HAD NEW PATRONS COME IN WHO KNEW THE BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEKEND.

  DID MY WEEKLY FACEBOOK BAND POST. WE RECEIVED THE HIGHEST " SHARES " I CAN REMEMBER. LAST I SAW MY POST WAS SHARED 19 TIMES.

  WHEELS AND I VACATION EVERY YEAR WITH OUR COUSINS. WE DO EVERY OTHER YEAR IN ANNAPOLIS AND OCEAN CITY. WE ALSO DO DINNERS WITH COUSINS ABOUT EVERY 3 MONTHS. I HAD TO CANCEL THE LAST 2 BECAUSE OF THE NAIL AND ALWAYS GET RIPPED A NEW ASSHOLE ( JOKINGLY BY THE COUSINS ) . WELL , THIS TIME WHEELS HAS TO CANCEL AND I SAID TO HER ONE THING , " YOU'RE GOING TO CALL COUSIN " T " THIS TIME ".  TWO DAYS LATER WHEELS ASKED IF I COULD CALL HIM. I GAVE HER THE SAME ANSWER. WELP , TODAY I GOT A CALL FROM MY COUSIN ASKING IF WE WERE IN FOR THIS SEASON'S COUSIN VACATION IN WHICH WE ALREADY SAID YES. I HAD TO TELL HIM NO. DAMN......WHEELS GOT OFF THE HOOK.

  BEAUTIFUL GIRL GETS ACCEPTED TO U.C.L.A. ON A SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP. SHE PLAYED 4 YEARS VARSITY ON HER HIGH SCHOOL TEAM AND WAS TEAM CAPTAIN AND THE MVP OF THE LEAGUE ONE YEAR. SHE IS A REALLY GOOD LOOKING KID. JUST ONE THING........THE HIGH SCHOOL HAD NO SOCCER TEAM AND MOMMY AND DADDY PAID OVER $600,000 TO GET THEIR DAUGHTER INTO U.CL.A.  OH.......MY........GOD.

  MOM TORTURES KIDS ON REALITY YOUTUBE SHOW. SHE WAS RECEIVING UP TO 1 MILLION DOLLARS FOR HER KIDS TO RE-ENACT STUPID EVENTS.  IT WAS REALLY POPULAR BECAUSE AMERICANS ARE IDIOTS. THEY AVERAGED A 1/4 MILLION VIEWS A FUCKING DAY ON YOUNG KIDS PLAYING WITH TOYS AND STUFF. IT FUCKING BOGGLES MY MIND. OH, THE MOM WAS LOCKING THE KIDS IN A CLOSET OR NOT FEEDING THEM FOR DAYS IF THEY DID NOT " ACT " CORRECTLY. SHE HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND HER KIDS TAKEN TO CHILD SERVICES. WHAT A F'N WORLD.

  WELP , THAT WAS ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GETS WITH NBA BASKETBALL. IF YOU WATCHED OUR 76ERS PLAY THE CELTICS IN AN EPIC BATTLE YOU WERE IN FOR A TREAT. 76ERS WERE LOSING THE WHOLE GAME UNTIL BASICALLY THE LAST 2 MINUTES.  EMBIID AND JIMMY " BUCKETS " TOOK OVER. THE LAST SHOT TO SEAL IT BY JIMMY BUTLER WAS AWESOME AS HE FROZE AFTER MAKING THE SHOT FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS AS HIS TEAM SMOTHERED HIM. THE CROWD WAS OFF THE WALL ELECTRIC. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE BEAT BOSTON ALL YEAR.

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH 3 EPISODES OF SCHITT'S CREEK. THEY ARE ONLY 21 MINUTE EPISODES AND I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS GETTING BETTER. ONE SCENE I LAUGHED OUT LOUD FOR ABOUT A MINUTE.  THE WRITING IS CLEVER. OH , SINCE THERE IS A CURSE WORD IN THE TITLE OF THE SHOW AND OUR YOUNGEST TURNED US ON TO IT WE CALL IT S-CREEK.

  MY RECORD 4 DAYS OF SLEEPING PRETTY GOOD IS DONE. SLEPT HORRIBLY TONIGHT.

  THURSDAY        3 - 21 - 19

  VILLANOVA WINS.....IT CERTAINLY WAS NOT EASY.

  FLYERS WIN TO KEEP THEIR FAINT PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE.

  PHIL MARTELLI OF SAINT JOES WAS FIRED BY A COLD HEARTLESS AUTOMATED INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC NEW FEMALE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR. ABSOLUTELY A DISGRACE AND DESPICABLE

  TAKE A RIDE TO CENTER CITY WITH MY PARENTS TO VISIT 2 AUNTS AND A COUSIN. WE HAD A NICE LUNCH.

  NOTHING LIKE BEING AWAKENED AT 3AM BY A BARKING DOG.  WHAT WAS MORE FRUSTRATING IT WAS MY KID OUTSIDE. THE DOG BARKED FOR 2 MINUTES UNTIL I GOT UP WITH A LARGE RAMBO KNIFE TO INSPECT.

  A NICE OPEN MIC OR " JUST JAM " TONIGHT. A FAIR AMOUNT OF MUSICIANS SHOWED UP. THE COOLEST WAS WHEN 2 BANDS AND 3 SOLO ACTS ALL PLAYED TOGETHER.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN GO RIGHT TO THE NAIL AT 4PM. I WAS SO DAMN TIRED. I DID GET A 2ND WIND AROUND 10PM AND DID A FULL SET-UP FOR FRIDAY NIGHT.

 AT HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A SODA WATER AND SOME PEANUTS.

  I END MY DAY WITH MY KID GETTING ANGRY AT ME FOR EATING ONE OF 6 PIECES OF HER MEXICAN TACO SLIDERS. I CAN NOT IMAGINE SAYING THIS TO MY DAD. HE WOULD OF SCOLDED THE SHIT OUT OF ME AND THAN THREW ME THROUGH A WALL.

  FRIDAY          3 - 22 - 19

  WORKED OUT THE LAST 2 DAYS. I EVEN PUSHED BACK A FAMILY LUNCH TO EXERCISE. SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE. I KNOW IT WON'T LAST BUT IT DOES FEEL GOOD. #MISSYOUBRANDY.

  DRIVE KID TO SCHOOL AND THAN TREK TO RESTAURANT DEPOT FOR SOME SUPPLIES. NOTHING LIKE DRIVING TO NORTH PHILLY AT 6:45AM.

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO DROP SUPPLIES OFF. AGAIN , I AM SO GLAD I TOOK THE TIME LAST NIGHT TO SET-UP FOR TONIGHT.

 ROLL HOME TO CHILL A LITTLE BIT. I FIND OUT WHEELS WAS OFFERED TO GO ON A FAMILY CRUISE TO CUBA FROM FLORIDA. YEP..........WHY NOT.

  BACK TO THE NAIL AND I AM UNSURE OF THIS NIGHT. BY 10PM I WAS TEXTING BARTENDERS TO COME IN AND HELP. WE GOT SLAMMED.  WE BOOKED LOCAL COLLEGE BANDS AND LET ME TELL YOU THE NAIL WAS ABSOLUTELY JAMMED PACKED.  ONE OF THE BEST LOOKING CROWDS I REMEMBER.  

 WELP , THERE'S A FIRST. A GUY MAKING OUT WITH 2 VERY HOT GIRLS THAN THE 2 GIRLS MAKING OUT WITH EACH OTHER. I MEAN THEY WERE GOING OUT LIKE RABBITS.  THEY WERE 5 FEET FROM ME AT THE DOOR. I WAS SLIGHTLY ENVIOUS. IT JUST PROVES IF YOU DRESS LIKE A MALE CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE " KINGSMAN : THE SECRET SERVICE " .....YOU GET 2 GIRLS.

  I STOPPED COUNTING UBER CARS PULLING UP OUT FRONT.  IT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD TO SEE KIDS BEING RESPONSIBLE.

  PARENTS THANKING ME FOR RUNNING THE SHOW.......FELT GOOD.

  ROLL HOME AND I HAVE A NIGHTCAP OF GIN ON THE ROCKS AND A BOTTLED WATER. I HAD A SLICE OF MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND 2 PRETZELS. IT IS NOT GOOD TO EAT LATE NIGHT BUT THAT DOUBLE SALAD I HAD FOR DINNER JUST WAS NOT ENOUGH.

 OFF TO BED BY 2AM. UP AT 6AM TO LET THE DOG OUT. TIME TO START ANOTHER DAY.

  SATURDAY        3 - 23 - 19

  OFF TO LOWES TO PURCHASE ALOT OF OUTDOOR LUMBER. WHEELS JOINS ME AND WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. 

  BACK HOME I WORK OUT AND MAKE A MISTAKE. I USUALLY WATCH POKER VIDEOS BUT THIS TIME I PLAYED " WARM HOMECOMINGS ".  THIS WAS A BAD MISTAKE BECAUSE GOOGLE POPPED UP VIDEOS OF MILITARY SERVICE MEN COMING HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING BUT ONE PROBLEM......I CRIED THE WHOLE WORKOUT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO LOAD-IN BANDS. WHEN THE DOORMAN AND BARTENDER ARRIVED I PRETTY MUCH ROLLED OUT.

   I ARRIVE AT A FAMILY FUNCTION I PUT TOGETHER WITH THE HELP OF SOME COUSINS.  OVER 80 FAMILY MEMBERS SHOWED UP. THE CROWN ROYAL FLOWED LIKE THE NILE RIVER. LOTS OF LAUGHS AND GREAT FOOD. WE ALSO DID A FAMILY PICTURE AND IT IS ALL OVER FACEBOOK.

  THE PARTY WAS SO GOOD WHEELS UBERED BACK 2 HOURS LATER. THE COUSINS ROARED WHEN SHE CAME BACK IN.  IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND WE WERE THE LAST TO LEAVE.

  BACK HOME ( I SHOULDN'T OF DROVE ) VIA BACK ROADS WE BOTH HEAD RIGHT TO BED. I THINK WE HAD SEX BECAUSE CLOTHES WERE ALL OVER MY BEDROOM AND I WOKE UP NAKED.

  SUNDAY     3 - 24 - 19

 " ONE HOUR MY ASS "...............

 " YOU TRICKED ME "..................

  START DAY PRETTY TIRED SINCE I DRANK 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF CROWN ROYAL ON SATURDAY NIGHT. MY BODY WAS HURTING.

  I HAVE TO MAKE RUNS THIS MORNING SO I DECIDE TO TEXT MY YOUNGEST AT A SLEEPOVER IF SHE NEEDS TO BE PICKED UP. SHE RESPONDS , " YES , GET ME KNOW ".  I DRIVE TO THE WRONG HOUSE FIRST......CRAP.

  I STOP AT MY KID'S FRIENDS HOUSE ( THE RIGHT ONE NOW ) AND WE START TO TALK. AS WE ARE DRIVING I JUMP UP ON THE BLUE ROUTE HIGHWAY. THE KID SAYS WITH A LOW GROAN , " UT OH ".   WE MADE 5 STOPS.....A COUSINS HOUSE TO RETRIEVE ALL THE STUFF I SUPPLIED FROM THE SATURDAY PARTY , MY PARENTS HOUSE TO DROP OFF TABLES , A BROTHER'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF A WARMING TRAY , THE NAIL TO DROP OFF BEER AND BOOZE , AND THAN MCDONALDS FOR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES.

  BACK HOME WHEELS SAYS HELLO AND HUGS HER DAUGHTER. I SAY , " YOU KNOW WHAT IS NICE ? WHEN I PICKED UP OUR DAUGHTER SHE SAID , ' DAD , IF YOU HAVE ANY RUNNING YOU HAVE TO DO I WILL GO WITH YOU '. " WHEELS GIGGLES AND DOES NOT BELIEVE A WORD I SAY ESPECIALLY WHEN MY KID RESPONDS , " HE TRICKED ME. "

  I HAVE 20 PIECES OF OUTDOOR LUMBER IN MY VAN. THEY ARE EACH 8 FEET LONG. I AM NOT SURE I SAID THIS BUT I ASK WHEELS , " DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO THE STREET PROJECT THIS MORNING ? " SHE RESPONDS YES AND ASKS ME HOW LONG WIT WILL TAKE ? I RESPOND , " ABOUT AN HOUR ? "

  I FIRST FIX A FENCE FOR THE 2ND TIME. IT CAME OUT NICE.

  WHEELS HELPS ME BIG TIME LOAD UP MY VAN WITH TOOLS AND I DRIVE IT DOWN TO OUR  STREET TO UNLOAD EVERYTHING. THAN I PARK MY VAN IN THE DRIVEWAY.  WITH THE PUP , WE BEGIN THE TEDIOUS TASK OF REMOVING ALL OLD ROTTED OUT WOOD BORDERS TO OUR 2 FRONT GARDENS. IT IS A 150 FOOT RUN.  ONE BY ONE WE REPLACE THE OLD TIMBERS AND THAN WE ADDED ANOTHER TIER ON TOP TO THE STREET AND DRIVEWAY BORDERS.  WE FINISH UP AND LOAD THE TOOLS BACK INTO THE VAN.  AS I AM DRIVING UP THE DRIVEWAY I OVER HEAR WHEELS SAY , " ABO0UT AN HOUR MY ASS. " I START LAUGHING.

  I TAKE A NAP FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I HAD ZERO TIME. 

  LOAD UP MY VAN AND HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR THE RADIO SHOW. TO SAY IT WAS AN INTERESTING SHOW WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. WE RAN INTO MAJOR TROUBLE AND STARTED 45 MINUTES LATE , HAD A SURPRISE GUEST , AND HAD THE SELF PROCLAIMED GREATEST SOLO ARTIST EVER.  HIS MUSIC WAS TIMED AND BACK TRACKED WITH BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NUMBER 6. YOU CAN HEAR OUR CRITIQUE ON HIS MUSIC. I LIKE TO THANK THE BANDS ROCK AND ROLL , ABORTION SURVIVOR , FLESH OF THE LOTUS , CxTx , EXTINCTION , BELLIGERENT , AND MIDHEAVEN.

 ROLL HOME AND I AM TIRED.  WHEELS AND I WATCH ONE EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ". IT WAS GOOD. BY 11PM I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN.

  MY YOUNGEST FLOPS ON MY BED AND GROANS " UGHHHHHH ".  THE KID WAS STUDYING WHEN I LEFT FOR THE NAIL AND NOW IT IS 11PM AND STILL DOING HOMEWORK. SHE STILL HAD 2 HOURS MORE. SHE ASKS ME IF SHE CAN HAVE OFF FROM SCHOOL TOMORROW TO CATCH UP. MY MOTTO WITH OUR STRAIGHT A STUDENT......." I ALWAYS SAY YES ".

  OFF TO BED AND DREAMT ABOUT MY COUSIN'S WIFE TELLING ME HOW TO COOK BURGERS AND CHICKEN WITH NO FRYING PANS , POTS , BBQ , GRILL , OR ANYTHING.

  MONDAY        3 - 25 - 19

  IF YOU ONLY KNEW THE PAIN I WENT THROUGH WHEN OUR RADIO SHOW STARTED 13 SEASONS AGO.  HERE ARE SOME :

 - CASSETTE TAPE RECORDINGS.  EDITING WAS A NIGHTMARE AND LASTED 2+ DAYS.

 - RADIO STATIONS WANTED ME TO MAIL THEM COPIES. SO I HAD TO BURN 25 SHOWS OVER A DAY OR SO.

 - GO TO POST OFFICE AND MAIL CD'S TO OUR AFFILIATES. OUR SHOW WAS ALWAYS A WEEK BEHIND.

 - COST MONEY TO MAIL 25 HEAVY ENVELOPES EACH WEEK. PLUS THE TIME TO DRIVE THEM TO A POST OFFICE AND STAND IN LINE.

 - AFFILIATES NOT AIRING OUR SHOW AND NOT TELLING ME. I ONCE DROVE UP THE BLUE ROUTE ABOUT 25 MILES TO LISTEN TO OUR TIME SLOT. I CALLED THE RADIO STATION AND THEY HAVEN'T AIRED OUR SHOW IN MONTHS. THE DJ DIDN'T EVEN KNOW OUR NAME. NOTHING LIKE BEING LIED TOO.

 - SOMETIMES DURING RECORDINGS THE CASSETTE TAPE WAS NOT FLIPPED OVER. WE WOULD LOSE HALF A SHOW.

 - THE AGONY OF EDITING A SINGLE SHOW TOOK 3 - 5 DAYS.

  SO LET'S FAST FORWARD TO TODAY.

 - IN 45 MINUTES I EDITED THE SHOW , UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE , AND UPLOADED IT TO GOOGLE DRIVE SO BANDS AND FANS CAN DOWNLOAD IT............45 FRICKIN' MINUTES.........DONE. EACH MONTH I DO THIS AND MY PAIN FROM THE PAST IS SLIGHTLY HEALED.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WE HAD A VERY GOOD WEEKEND.

  DRIVING BACK HOME I PULL UP TO OUR STREET AND DRIVEWAY. I THINK OUR BORDER WALLS FOR OUR GARDEN CAME OUT NICE. MAYBE EACH YEAR I WILL ADD ONE BORDER TO OUR WALL. IN 15 YEARS I WILL HAVE A WALL BLOCKING OUR HOUSE FROM ANYONE TO SEE. YOU KNOW.......MAKE OUR GARDEN GREAT AGAIN.

  I WORK OUT AND IT DOES FEEL GOOD. I KNOW I LOST WEIGHT BECAUSE I CAN FIT THROUGH AN ATTIC ACCESS PANEL.

  I LOAD UP THE VAN WITH THE PUP AND TAKE A RIDE TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES. THE DOG IS ACTING LETHARGIC AND WAS LIMPING A LITTLE.

  WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND SETTLE IN. I BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST AND CLEANING. I ALSO MADE PASTA AND MEATBALLS. I HAD ONE GLASS OF RED WINE ALL NIGHT......BLOW.

  WATCH 76ERS GET SMOKED.......BLOW.

  UP IN OUR ATTIC I CONTINUE TO KILL OFF THE LAST REMAINING FLYING SQUIRRELS IN OUR EASTERN REGION. I REALLY FEEL BAD.

  LAST WEEKEND I SAW 2 HOT GIRLS SUCKING FACE WITH EACH OTHER AND A GUY DRESSED LIKE THE KINGMAN : SECRET SERVICE MOVIE. IT WAS KINDA COOL. I WAS ENVIOUS. I GOOGLE SEARCH FOR A PICTURE OF " 2 GIRLS MAKING OUT WITH A GUY " TO CREATE A HUMOROUS FACEBOOK POST FOR THE NAIL. WELL , UP POPPED A PORN VIDEO.  IT WAS THE BEST VIDEO I EVER SAW.

  OFF TO BED AND THE DOG COMES UPSTAIRS AROUND 5AM. I FIGURED SHE HAD TO PEE SINCE SHE DRANK A TON OF WATER EARLIER IN THE NIGHT. I GO DOWN STAIRS AND SAW A WET CARPET. NOTHING LIKE SOPPING UP PEE AT 5AM. GLAD I HAVE A SHAMPOO MACHINE HERE.

  I COULD NOT GET BACK TO SLEEP. TIME TO START THE DAY AT 5:20AM........BLOW.

   TUESDAY     3 - 26 - 19

  MAN.......IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

  DOG PEED IN THE HALLWAY AGAIN. I GUESS LEAVING MY SHAMPOO CARPET MACHINE RIGHT BY THE LAST PEE MADE MY DOG THINK , " WELL , SINCE HE HAS IT OUT I'LL JUST HIT IT AGAIN. "

  DO MY ROUTINE OF BLOGGING AND EMAILING. 

  NOW THE PUNCH LIST : ( ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ? )

- LUCKILY I AM EXPERIENCED WITH THE " SLOW DOWN " MENTALITY OF THIS GEOGRAPHICAL AREA I AM IN.  I NEEDED 3 CAR REGISTRATION STICKERS SO LAST YEAR I BROUGHT THE PAPERWORK OF ONE VEHICLE AND THAN TOOK PICTURES OF THE OTHER 2. I DID NOT WANT TO REMOVE THE REGISTRATIONS CARDS FROM OUR VEHICLES SO I TOOK SOME PICS. WELL , THIS YEAR IT DID NOT WORK.  I HAD TO TEXT THE PICTURES TO WHEELS AND THAN SHE EMAILED THEM TO THE OFFICE I WAS AT.  I WAS 2ND IN LINE AND THIS PROCESS TOOK OVER 1 1 /2 HOURS. THE LADY IN FRONT OF ME WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER EITHER FOR SHE WAITED THE SAME TIME PLUS SHE OWED BACK DUES OF OVER $3,000.  2 WOMEN WORKING THE OFFICE AND IT TOOK 1 1/2 HOURS..........UNBELIEVABLE.  ONE WOMAN I TALKED TO WAS SUPER COOL. THE OTHER.....ALL BUSINESS. LAST YEAR I WAS IN AND OUT IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. I ALSO GOT POOL TAGS WHILE I WAS THERE.  AS I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE I ASKED FOR A BULK TRASH PERMIT FOR JUNE. THIS WAS A SILLY REQUEST SINCE THE DUMPSTERS DO NOT ARRIVE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. I MEAN WHY SHOULD PERMITS BE AVAILABLE SO FAR OUT ? .........BLOW.

 - BACK HOME THE DOG AND I WALK AROUND THE LAKE , THE HOUSE , AND THE FIRE PIT TO PICK UP TRASH. IT AMAZES ME HOW PEOPLE ARE SO IGNORANT TO MOTHER EARTH AND JUST LITTER EVERYWHERE. I ACTUALLY GOT MY SNEAKERS WET FROM GOING INTO THE EDGES OF A MUDDY LAKE TO RETRIEVE BEER CANS.

 - ADDED A 2ND TRASH BAG AROUND A DRIVEWAY LIGHT POWER STRIP AND CONTROLLER.

 - DOUBLED CHECKED FOR A HIDE A KEY AND MADE A HUGE SCORE AND FOUND 2 OLD PIECES OF SIDING. THIS MAY SOUND LITTLE BUT RENTERS DO SHIT TO OUR SIDING.......BBQ TOO CLOSE , SHOOT PAINTBALLS INTO IT , AND SHOOT ARROWS INTO IT TO NAME A FEW. IMAGINE FUCKING THAT.....SHOOT FUCKING ARROWS AT MY HOUSE !!?? ANYWAY , 2 YEARS AGO I TRIED TO MATCH THE SIDING AND OF COURSE IT WAS DISCONTINUED. I TOOK A PIECE FROM THE BACK OF THE HOUSE TO FIX THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE. I USED A NEW PIECE WHICH DID NOT MATCH THAT WELL TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE WHERE YOU DO NOT SEE IT AS MUCH. NOW.......I CAN REPLACE IT WITH AN ORIGINAL ( WHEN IT GETS WARMER )

 - ORGANIZED EVERY DRAWER AND CABINET. AGAIN.......PEOPLE AMAZE ME. WHO THE FUCK PUTS A PIECE OF SOAP ON TOP OF A TOASTER ?

 - CLEANED OUT A MICROWAVE. I BELIEVE SOMEONE ACTUALLY NUKED A SMALL RODENT IN THERE. MAYBE IT WAS A SMALL FLYING SQUIRREL. WHO LEAVES SHIT LIKE THIS ?

 - TURN ON OUR NEW CEILING FAN AND IT DOESN'T WORK. HMMMMMMM........IT COULD BE 2 THINGS. 1 - THE MOTOR IS DEAD OR 2 - SOMEONE WALKED OUT ON THE BEAM AND FUCKING TURNED IT OFF AT THE PULL STRING.  SO , WHAT DOES FATTY FAT FATTY FATTY FAT FUCK DO ?........I WALK OUT ON THE 11 FOOT HIGH BEAM AND TURN THE CEILING FAN ON.  IN 26 YEARS I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. WHO THE FUCK DOES THIS ?

 - SOMEDAY I LIKE TO MAKE MY BERMUDA TRIP STORY INTO A SCREEN PLAY OR MOVIE. I KNOW THIS IS A PIPE DREAM AND I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BANGING THE EAGLES CHEERLEADERS ALL AT ONCE BUT TODAY I TALKED WITH A SUPER POLITE SUPER KNOWLEDGEABLE SUPER COOL WOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA. SHE CALLED ME AND WE TALKED FOR ALMOST 2 HOURS. WELL , SHE MOSTLY TALKED.  SHE READ MY STORY AND KNEW IT TOP TO BOTTOM. THIS LADY WAS INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGEABLE ON WRITING , SCREEN PLAYS , AND SUCH. HER COMPANY CONSULTS WRITERS FOR HOLLYWOOD SCRIPTS AND SUCH. IT WAS KINDA COOL HEARING HER TALK. SHE REALLY HAD A WONDERFUL DICTION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

 - TALKED TO BANDS AND SATURDAY'S ONE MAN BEST SOLO ACT EVER CALLED ROCK & ROLL DECIDED TO MAKE IT A FREE SHOW.  THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE I WAS WORKING BOTH THE DOOR AND BARTENDING. NOW I DON'T HAVE TO DO THE DOOR.

 - RE-DOWNLOADED MY INTERNET POKER PROGRAM. THAT WAS FUN.

 - CHECKED MY TRAPS.....NO FLYING SQUIRRELS.  YEAH !!

 - NOTICED OUR SLIDING DOOR ON THE UPPER BALCONY DECK WAS NOT SLIDING. I SPENT A SHIT LOAD OF TIME TRYING TO MACGYVER IT. I REMOVED THE WHOLE DAMN DOOR AT LEAST 10 FUCKING TIMES. I EVEN INSTALLED A DOOR KNOB SO A PERSON CAN NOW USE 2 HANDS WHEN SLIDING IT TO THE RIGHT. USUALLY JUST ONE HANDLE SLIDES IT......NOT IN MY HOUSE. THIS WILL BE ANOTHER BIG PROJECT WHEN THE WEATHER GETS WARMER.

 - TOOK A RIDE TO PICK UP SOME SUPPLIES AT THE LOCAL FOOD MARKET. EVERYTHING HERE IS ALWAYS 25% OR MORE CHEAPER.

 - CHECKED A VACUUM. EVERY TIME I AM HERE I CHECK BOTH VACUUMS. I WILL DO THE OTHER ONE TOMORROW.

  BY 7PM I WAS TIRED. DURING THE DAY WHILE DOING STUFF I HAD A SHOW ON CALLED " VERY SCARY PEOPLE ". IT WAS HOSTED BY DONNIE WAHLBERG AND THEY DID DOCUMENTARIES ON CHARLES MANSON AND JOHN WAYNE GACY.............MAN WERE THEY COMPLETELY SICK FUCKS.  TO ME GACY WAS WORST THAN MANSON. THIS SICK FUCK HAD EVERYONE FOOLED.

 SETTLED IN AND HAD PASTA AND MEATBALLS FOR DINNER WITH A GLASS OF WINE.  I WAS PRETTY TRIED. I WALKED THE DOG FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND SAT DOWN AND SNUGGLED WITH HER. I HAD A SMALL GLASS OF GIN ON ICE , WATCHED HOGAN'S HEROES AND FAMILY GUY , AND WENT TO BED.

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 27 - 19

   DID NOT SLEEP GOOD AND THE PUP DID IT TO ME AGAIN. NOTHING LIKE WALKING DOWN STAIRS AT 5:30AM AND SEEING A LARGE CIGAR ON THE GROUND IN THE HALLWAY.  AHHHH.......WHAT A FUN WAY TO START THE DAY. THE BEST THING WE EVER DONE WAS BRING A CARPET SHAMPOO MACHINE UP HERE. 

  I AM HAPPY TO REPORT FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT DAY NO FLYING SQUIRRELS WERE KILLED BY ME.

  2ND VACUUM COMPLETELY HAD A BROKEN HANDLE. I AM THE KING OF MACGYVER'S AND FIXED IT. IT TOOK ME ABOUT 30 MINUTES BUT IT CAME OUT NICE. I EVEN TESTED IT.

  WALKED PUP AROUND THE LAKE AND PICKED UP TRASH. I JUST DON'T GET PEOPLE LITTERING.  I WAS IN SHORTS AND FLIP FLOPS SO GOING INTO THE WATER'S EDGE TO RETRIEVE BEER CANS AND BOTTLES WAS EASIER.

  DECIDED TO HOOK-UP OUR BLURAY TO ACCESS NETFLIX , AMAZON , AND HULU. I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. I PULL THE TV OUT AND RUN THE CONNECTIONS. IN LESS THAN 3 MINUTES EVERY THING IS PERFECT. USING THE TV REMOTE I ACCESS THE INPUT AND SEE THE HOME PAGE OF BLURAY. OK COOL..........NOW TO ACCESS NETFLIX. WAIT ...........WHERE'S THE BLURAY REMOTE ?  I F'N LEFT IT AT HOME.........BLOW.

  TOMORROW - WHEELS IS GOING TO THE PHILLIES OPENER IN THE SUITE. MUST BE NICE. I WILL WATCH IT VIA AN ATLANTA TV STATION HERE.

  WIPED DOWN A WALL WITH 3 STREAKS OF WATER. THIS MAY NOT BE A GOOD THING.

  CRAWLED UNDER OUR FRONT DECK TO RETRIEVE A BASKETBALL AND LONG PIECE OF OUTSIDE CORNER TRIM FOR VINYL SIDING.  HMMMMM......MACGYVER THIS PIECE INTO A ROCK TRENCH TOMORROW ?

 CONTACTED A MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER VIA A LINKED-IN WEBSITE. BY DOING THIS I SAVED HER ALMOST $500. SHE WAS SUPER COOL AND WE HAD MANY CONNECTIONS.

 TONIGHT THE PUP WILL SLEEP IN MY ROOM.

  WATCHED THE FLYERS WIN A FUN GAME IN AN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT. THEY SHOULD OF WON IN OVERTIME BUT THE GOAL WAS DISALLOWED.  THE REPLAY WAS NOT REVIEWABLE. THE YOUNG GOALIE CARTER HART STOPPED ALL 5 SHOOT-OUT ATTEMPTS.  MAN THAT WAS NICE TO SEE. OH , TIME TO CHANGE THAT OVERTIME RULE.

  3RD NIGHT IN A ROW AND I MADE PASTA AND MEATBALLS. THIS TIME MOZZARELLA CHEESE WAS SPRINKLED IN THERE. A GLASS OF RED WINE AND IT WAS GOOD. PLAYED A LITTLE INTERNET POKER TOO.

  SETTLE IN AND WATCH TV AROUND 8PM.  I HAD A SMALL GLASS OF LIME GIN AND A SODA WATER. BY 11PM I WENT UPSTAIRS TO BED WITH THE PUP.  BY 11:30PM I WAS SLEEPING.

   I AM TRYING TO SELL AN USUAL HOME / INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.  ON SUNDAY I HAD 5 RETIRED MEN ENTER THE OPEN HOUSE. ONE GUY KEPT SCRATCHING HIS LEGS AND SAYING , " WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE ?? " HE LOOKED ON HIS LEGS AND SAW SMALL INSECTS ON HIM.  HE SAID , " LET'S GET THE HECK OUT OF HERE. " I AM MORTIFIED AND GO TO MY GARAGE TO GET INSECT SPRAY. THEY LEAVE AND MY NEXT APPOINTMENT IS NOT UNTIL 4 HOURS FROM NOW. SO I SPRAY ALL CARPETS AND TURN ON CEILING FANS , BOX FANS , AND OPEN THE WINDOWS.

  CONTINUED - I WAIT 3 1/2 HOURS AND REMOVE THE FANS AND CLOSE ALL WINDOWS. THE NEXT APPOINTMENT IS AN OLDER GUY NAMED " LES " WHO OWNS A PLUMBING SUPPLY SHOP. HE LIKES THE HOUSE BUT LOVES THE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX SIDE. HE ASKS IF HE CAN STORE HIS TOOLS HERE AND A GAS TORCH TANK.  WE WALK AROUND AND HE SEEMS LIKE HE IS GOING TO MAKE AN OFFER. HE GIVES ME HIS CARD WITH HIS STORE LOCATION AND ROLLS OUT. HE TELLS ME HE WILL BE IN TOUCH.  AFTER HE LEAVES I DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE OF HIM LEAVING HIS TOOLS HERE SO I LOAD THEM UP AND TAKE THEM TO HIS PLUMBING STORE IN WHICH THE ADDRESS WAS ON THE CARD HE GAVE ME.

  CONTINUED - BEFORE I LEAVE I SEE ACROSS THE STREET OLD ITALIAN GUYS IN SHARP SUITES STANDING OUTSIDE A DELICATESSEN STORE. THEY LOOK IMPORTANT. WHAT WAS WEIRD IS ITALIAN GUYS IN SUPER COOL OLD STYLE CARS WOULD DRIVE UP TO THEM ONTO THE CURB AND GENTLY TOUCH THE STOP SIGN BY THEIR STORE FRONT WITH THE BUMPER OF THEIR CLASSIC CARS. TO ME IT SHOWED A KINDA OF RESPECT.  I WATCH SEVERAL CLASSIC CARS DO THIS. AFTER 10 MINUTES ,  I DECIDE TO DRIVE TO THE PLUMBING STORE.

  CONTINUED - I PULL UP TO THE PLUMBING SUPPLY STORE AND SEE A LOADING DOCK ENTRANCE. I BACK MY VAN UP AND GET OUT. A WORKER ASKS IF HE CAN HELP AND I RECOGNIZE HIM INSTANTLY. I SAY , " HEY CHARLIE MC !! HOW YA BEEN ? " HE REPLIES , " YO CHRIS. GOOD TO SEE YOU !! I'VE BEEN REALLY GOOD. HOW ABOUT YOU ? " I EXPLAIN TO CHARLIE I HAVE HIS BOSS'S TOOLS AND WANT TO DROP THEM OFF. HE SAYS , " DO YOU MEAN LES ? " I REPLY , " YES , THAT'S HIM. HE WAS AT MY HOUSE FOR SALE AND MAY BUY IT. HE LEFT TOOLS BUT I FELT UNCOMFORTABLE LEAVING THEM THERE SO I BROUGHT THEM HERE. HE GAVE ME HIS CARD WITH THIS ADDRESS ON IT. " CHARLIE RESPONDS , " OKAY COOL. HE DOES THAT SOMETIMES. PUT EVERYTHING BEHIND THE DOOR ON THE LEFT. "..........dream ends.

   THURSDAY     3 - 28 - 19

  THAT BOWL IS REALLY CLEAN.  I RUN SOME WATER THROUGH THE BOWL AND HEAT UP SOME PASTA AND MEATBALLS IN IT.  I FINISHED MY DINNER WITH A NICE GLASS OF RED WINE.  I THAN REALIZED WHY THAT BOWL WAS SO REALLY CLEAN SITTING IN THE KITCHEN SINK. YESTERDAY , I LET THE DOG LICK THE BOWL CLEAN AFTER DINNER. I SURE HOPE THE SAYING " DOGS HAVE CLEAN MOUTHS IS TRUE ".

  IT WAS WHEELSTOCK WEATHER SO I HAD TO BE OUTSIDE.

  LOVE BEING HERE BUT I FOUND OUT SOME SERIOUS PROJECTS NEED TO BE DONE NOW.........SLIDER DOOR , LEAK , AND INSTALL FOAM BOARDS IN CRAWL SPACE TO NAME A FEW.

  WHEELS GOT THE QUEEN TREATMENT AT THE PHILLIES GAME.  AN OWNER'S SUITE , OUTRAGEOUS FOOD , SPECIFIC BOOZE FOR HER ( BRANDY ) , THE PHANATIC , BASEBALL CAPS , TAKE HOME FOOD , AND A GREAT GAME. THE ONLY DOWNER WAS DRIVING TO AND FROM THE GAME. #TRAFFICBLOWS.

  FINALLY MY FIRST DEER. SITTING DOING COMPUTER WORK I SEE 2 DEER WALK RIGHT ACROSS OUR DECK STEPS. I TOOK A PICTURE AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK. IN FACT , THERE ARE 5 DIFFERENT POSTS I MADE IN THE LAST 3 DAYS. MY BROTHERS , FAMILY , AND FRIENDS ALL HAD SOME NICE COMMENTS......MOSTLY NICE.

  TWO HOURS BEFORE THE PHILLIES GAME I DECIDE IT BE SMART TO DIG A FRENCH DRAIN. MY PIC AXE BROKE MORE THAN HALFWAY INTO IT. I WAS SO OUT OF BREATH. IT WAS A SERIOUS WORKOUT. I KEPT HAVING TO STOP BECAUSE I AM FAT. I WANTED TO SEE THE OPENING CEREMONIES OF THE PHILLIES GAME. I KEPT PEEKING IN TO CHECK IT OUT. I WAS LUCKY THAT A LOCAL STATION AIRED THE GAME WITH OUR ANNOUNCERS. BIG OPENING DAY WIN.  ANYWAY , I DUG A TRENCH , LAID PIPE , FILLED WITH ROCKS , COVERED IT WITH DIRT , AND DROVE MY VAN OVER IT 30 TIMES.  THE BAD THING......I MAY WANT TO CHANGE OUT THE PLASTIC PIPING TO PVC PIPING NEXT TIME I COME HERE.

 WENT UNDER THE CRAWL SPACE AND FORGOT WE GOT A FAIR AMOUNT OF STUFF OUT OF THERE. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS INSULATION HANGING DOWN. ANOTHER PROJECT WILL BE SECURING INSULATING FOAM BOARD UNDERNEATH. ANOTHER PROJECT NEXT TIME I COME HERE.......UGH.

  WALK THE 3 ROOVES AND LEAF BLOW THEM. I NOTICED A LEAK BY OUR CHURCH PEW IN THE MAIN ROOM. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS THE MASTER BATHROOM TOILET. IT ENDS UP IT'S THE EDGING ON THE ROOF. I WENT INSIDE OUR ATTIC TO SEE THE LEAK AND DETERMINED THIS WILL BE ANOTHER PROJECT DOWN THE ROAD. REPLACE NEW EDGE CAPPING AND MUCK.......UGH.

  OH , I AM HAPPY TO REPORT THERE HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY NO MOVEMENT ON MY ATTIC TRAPS. 5 STRAIGHT DAYS WITHOUT KILLING A FLYING SQUIRREL. SO THERE ARE 2 SCENARIOS HERE. 1 - THEY FINALLY FIGURED OUT TO MOVE TO ANOTHER HOME OR 2 - I KILLED THEM ALL.

  I STARTED CLEANING TOO. GOT MANY BEDROOMS DONE , DISHES ( INCLUDING THE ONES THE DOG LICKED ) , MUDROOM , AND 3 BATHROOMS. FIGURE I GET SOME THINGS DONE BEFORE ROLLING OUT TOMORROW.

  I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WAS 8PM BY THE TIME I SAT DOWN. I WATCH THE 76ERS WIN ALONG WITH 2 GLASSES OF LIME GIN AND SOME MOZZARELLA CHEESE.

  OFF TO BED AND FORCED THE PUP TO COME UPSTAIRS WITH ME AGAIN. I WAS HOPING THE DOG WOULD LAY ON THE FLOOR. BUT WITHIN SECONDS SHE JUMPED ON THE BED. HEY......A WARM BODY IS A WARM BODY.

  MY NEIGHBORS DROVE UP AND SAW ME PEEING ON OUR PROPERTY. THAT WAS EMBARRASSING. I REALLY WANTED TO STOP OVER THEIR HOUSE AND SEE ALL THE WORK THEY DID AND MAYBE EVEN HAVE A DRINK. BUT , THEM SEEING MY COCK WAS A DEAL BREAKER.

  EVERYWHERE I TURN I AM CLEANING OR ORGANIZING OR FIXING OR SEEING SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED.

  OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP TO WATCH THE END OF HOGAN'S HEROES AND THAN 10 MINUTES OF FAMILY GUY. I JUST GET SO TIRED BY 11:10PM.

  FORGOT A DREAM WITH A FRIEND NAMED MIKEY H. DAMN IT ......IT WAS A GOOD ONE.

  FRIDAY      3 - 29 - 19

  BEAUTIFUL HERE AND I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE. I GOT ALOT DONE BUT HAVE OTHER PROJECTS I REALLY LIKE TO DO. MY DILEMMA.........COME BACK HERE FOR ANOTHER WEEK AND LEAVE TOMORROW.  I MENTIONED THIS TO WHEELS AND SHE LAUGHS AND SAYS , " WHY NOT ? ".   HMMMMMMMMMMMM. 

  MAKE GOOD TIME BUT HAD 2 STOPS. I PICK UP MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND THAN HEAD TO GOOMBAS PIZZERIA. MY COUSIN HOOKED ME UP WITH 4 VERY LARGE HOAGIES......2 OLE ITALIANO , 1 GODFATHER , 1 CHICKEN CUTLET ALA RABE , AND 1 LARGE BAG OF ITALIAN HOAGIE CHIPS ( HIS NAME ON THE BAG ASSOCIATED WITH PRIMO HOAGIES ).  I POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF MY BROTHER-IN-LAW WITH NELLIE IN FRONT OF HIS GOOMBA'S PIZZERIA SIGN.

  I GO A DIFFERENT WAY FROM THE PIZZERIA AND MAKE GREAT TIME. I  HAVE BEEN HERE 10 TIMES AND JUST FIGURED OUT THIS WAY.....UGH. AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND WHEELS JOINS US FOR LUNCH. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT.

 MY ELDEST SAYS I POST WAY TOO MUCH THIS WEEK ON FACEBOOK. THE BET WAS OVER/UNDER 8 TIMES. I WON.......IT WAS 7. SHE NOW HAS TO WORK A FREE SHIFT AT THE NAIL.

  SETTLE IN AND I TAKE A NAP. THE FOOD JUST KNOCKED ME OUT.

  SHOWER AND HEAD TO A CHILI'S RESTAURANT WITH THE FAMILY FOR MY BROTHER-IN-LAW'S BIRTHDAY. THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND WE GOT HOOKED UP SINCE WE KNEW 3 WORKERS. OUR WAITRESS IS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST. THE WORKERS ( WHICH WE KNEW 3 ) SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL BUT DROP OFF MY ELDEST AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE IN HAVERTOWN.

  AT THE NAIL I SETTLE UP EVERYTHING AFTER BEING GONE A WEEK. WHEN THERE IS NO BANDS THIS PLACE IS SLOW. THE NAIL HAS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.

  ROLL HOME AND HANG OUT WITH EVERYONE FOR A LITTLE BIT. THEY ALL GO TO BED AROUND 11PM BUT FOR SOME REASON I STAY UP. I DECIDE TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. THIS COULD OF BEEN ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES I HAVE SEEN YET.

  OFF TO BED AND DO NOT SLEEP THE BEST.........DAMN IT.

 SATURDAY      3 - 30 - 19

  LIVE AND LEARN AND HOPEFULLY THIS SOLO ACT LEARNED. TO PROMISE A VENUE HE BRING 150 PEOPLE IS A NO-NO IN ANY BUSINESS.  I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.  LUCKILY MY ANTENNAS KNEW.

  TOO NICE OF WEATHER NOT TO DO SOMETHING OUTSIDE. SO I SEMI-ORGANIZED OUR GARAGE. WE THREW SOME BIKES AND TOOLS OUT. NEIGHBORS PICKED THEM UP ALREADY. THE ONLY THING THAT GOT THROWN OUT THAT I STILL WANTED WAS A HEDGE CLIPPER. NOT SURE HOW THAT GOT IN MY TRASH PILE. AFTER ABOUT 2 HOURS I HAD ENOUGH. WHEELS AND HER BROTHER HELPED TOO.

  FLYERS AT 1PM......BLOW.

  PHILLIES AT 4PM.....YEAH !!  HARPER'S FIRST HIT IS A MONSTER HOME RUN. MAN DID THE CROWD GO NUTS. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE AND THE PHILLIES WON AGAIN ON OFFENSE AND CRAPPY BULLPEN PITCHING. THIS MIGHT BE THE THEME ALL YEAR.........SCORE AT LEAST 7 RUNS AND WIN.

  MOTHER-IN-LAW BUYS PIZZA FOR EVERYONE. WE CHILL AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL

  I ARRIVE AND DO MY THING. I PREP AND LOAD-IN THE SOLO ACT CLAIMING REPEATEDLY HE WOULD PACKED THE PLACE. BY 9PM NOT ONE PERSON CAME TO SEE HIM. I DECIDED TO CLOSE AND ROLL BACK HOME BY 9:30PM. I EVEN GAVE A RIDE TO A PATRON WALKING UP TO THE FRONT DOOR TO HYKELS.

  BACK HOME WE WATCH IMPRACTICAL JOKERS AND 2 EPISODES OF SCHITT'S CREEK. THEY WERE GOOD.

   OFF TO BED BY 11:30PM AND I WAS PRETTY BEAT. AT 2AM THE DOG FREAKS OUT. I TOSS AND TURN UNTIL 3AM. IT IS NOW 4AM AND I WILL TRY TO GO BACK TO BED. THE CULPRIT MAKING OUR DOG BARK.....OUR ELDEST COMING IN. I TALKED TO HER BRIEFLY.

  I HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK IN THE POCONOS. HOPEFULLY I WILL DO IT AGAIN REAL SOON.

  SUNDAY      3 - 31 - 19

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN................

  THIS WAS A VERY GOOD DAY AND NIGHT........WITH WHEELS.

  START DAY BY GETTING UP EARLY. YEAH.....WHAT'S NEW ?  MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SHOULDA DID THIS LAST NIGHT BUT I WANTED OUTTA THERE BECAUSE OF THE SOLO ACT WHO PROMISED TO " PACK " THE PLACE. HE BROUGHT ZERO PEOPLE. ANYWAY , WE GOT EVERYTHING DONE IN 30 MINUTES.

  STOP AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY AND LOWE'S FOR SOME SUPPLIES.

  BACK HOME WHEELS HAS BREAKFAST FOR US. AFTER EATING WE LOAD UP 2 VEHICLES.  TAKE A RIDE TO ALLENTOWN TO RETURN MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HOME. THE COOL THING IS I BROUGHT WALKIE-TALKIES SO WHEELS AND I COULD TALK AND USE EACH OTHER WITH TRAFFIC. THEY REALLY COME IN HANDY AND FUN TO USE. PLUS....THEY MAKE THE TIME GO SO FAST.

  ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE IN WHICH I LOVE. WE UNLOAD AND CHILL FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I DO KINDA BUM OUT WE DID NOT BRING THE PUP.

  I CONTACT A GUY VIA CRAIGSLIST FOR 4 X 8 SHEETS OF INSULATING FOAM. THE PRICE RANGE FOR THESE ARE A LITTLE EXPENSIVE. FOR 1/2 " THICK THEY ARE ABOUT $10 A SHEET. FOR 3" INCH THICK THEY RUN ABOUT $50 A SHEET.  WELL , THIS GUY HAD 3" THICK FOAM BOARDS FOR $5 EACH. NOW THAT IS A FRIGGIN' DEAL. THE DRIVE IS ONLY 20 MINUTES FROM JACK FROST / BIG BOULDER SO WHEELS AND I ROLL TO IT.

  OF COURSE THERE IS ALWAYS A PROBLEM. G.P.S FLIPPED US AROUND 5 TIMES , I WAS LOW ON GAS , AND THE GUY'S MAIN ROAD TO HIS HOUSE WAS CLOSED DUE TO A MUD SLIDE 2 YEARS AGO.......2.......F'N......YEARS......AGO. YEP......WOULDA BEEN NICE TO KNOW THAT DETAIL. WE CALL HIM TWICE AND GET LOST TWICE. WE ARRIVE AND WE HAVE A PROBLEM RIGHT AWAY. I WANTED 10 SHEETS BUT THEY ARE TOO THICK. WE CAN ONLY GET 4 IN THE VAN AND 2 MORE WE HAD TO CUT IN HALF WITH A BORROWED SAWZ SAW.  HE HANDED ME THE SAW WITHOUT A GLITCH. HOW DID HE KNOW I KNEW HOW TO HANDLE BIG TOOLS?

  SO WE ROLL AND IT COSTS $30 FOR 6 FOAM BOARDS. THIS IS A REMARKABLE DEAL ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE $50 EACH. I CAN'T CLOSE THE VAN HATCH SO WE JUST HIGHTAIL IT HOME. WE DID SEE A TRUCK AND TRAILER JACK KNIFE ON A HIGHWAY. POOR BASTARD WAS DOWN A SMALL DITCH SIDEWAYS. THAT HAD TO SO BLOW.

 BACK HOME I UNLOAD THE BOARDS WHILE WHEELS ORGANIZES THE HOUSE. THE LAST RENTERS LEFT BEER , CIGARETTES , SOME LIGHT TRASH , AND $4 IN CHANGE.  THE HOUSE WAS LEFT OKAY BUT NOT THE BEST.

  WE TAKE A RIDE TO CHARLIE WEAVER'S RESTAURANT. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL WAITRESS NAMED " MIKE " WHO IS PRETTY FUNNY AND COOL. YES SHE HAS A GUY'S NAME.  WE ACTUALLY TALKED " THE WALKING DEAD " FINALE WHICH WAS TONIGHT AND SHE SAT AT OUR TABLE FOR A LITTLE BIT. WE HAD ALL KINDS OF GOOD FOOD LIKE HONEY GLAZED SHRIMP ( EXCELLENT ) , TOMATO & SHARP CHEESE SALAD , NEW YORK STRIP STEAK , FLOUNDER, MASH POTATOES WITH GRAVY , BRUSSELS SPROUTS ( WHICH I DO NOT LIKE BUT THESE WERE VERY GOOD ) , MIXED GREEN BEANS , AND BREAD. WE ALSO BROUGHT OUR OWN RED WINE. TOTAL COST FOR THIS WONDERFUL MEAL......$58.

  STOP AT OUR LOCAL MARKET FOR SOME SUPPLIES. I MESS WITH AN ADORABLE CASHIER GIRL. I KNEW WHAT SHE WAS THINKING BY HER BODY LANGUAGE SO I LEAN OVER AND WHISPER , " I KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING..........I SOOOOO WANT MY SHIFT TO END. " SHE BEGINS TO GIGGLE AND CONFIRMS WITH A NOD. SHE SAYS , " SO TRUE. I GET OFF AT 9PM. " I TELL HER , " HEY , WE ALL HAD TO DO IT.  HANG IN THERE. "

  STOP AT A LOCAL DOLLAR STORE FOR SUPPLIES. I TALK TO A CASHIER AND TELL HER , " WE CAME IN FOR JUST ONE BOTTLE OF DISHWASHING LIQUID ". WE HAD LIKE 30 THINGS. SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " THAT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME HERE. MY HUSBAND JUST CAME IN AND BOUGHT 10 THINGS MORE THAN HE WANTED. " I REPLY , " SINCE YOU WORK AT THIS DOLLAR STORE , DOES YOUR HUSBAND GET A DISCOUNT AND EVERYTHING IS 80 CENTS ? " SHE GIGGLES.

  BACK HOME WE UNLOAD AND DECIDE TO VISIT OUR NEIGHBOR BEHIND US. WE WALK OVER AND TALK FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THEY WERE VERY COOL.  HE IS DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB REMODELING THE ENTIRE HOUSE.

  BACK HOME WE WIND DOWN WITH SOME DRINKS. I AM SO CLOSE TO DRINKING BRANDY BUT I STICK WITH LIME GIN.

  PHILLIES WIN AGAIN AND SWEEP THE BRAVES. HARPER HOMERS AGAIN. IT IS SO FUN TO SEE THEM SCORE RUNS. PHILLIES WIN 5 - 1.

 FLYERS LOSE AND I DID NOT EVEN KNOW THEY WERE PLAYING.

  I WATCHED SOME OF AMERICAN IDOL WHICH IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.  BUT THE MAIN SHOW I WATCHED WAS THE SEASON FINALE OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". I WAS VERY  DISAPPOINTED IN IT.

  BY 11:30PM WE HEAD TO BED. I HAD AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TIME WITH WHEELS TODAY.

   MONDAY       4 - 1 - 19    ( HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY MAN )

 I AM REALLY HOPING WHEELS AND I CAN DO THIS GETTING AWAY STUFF IN THE FUTURE. WITH THE KIDS GETTING OLDER IT WILL GIVE US TIME TO ENJOY OUR PROPERTIES.  TODAY WAS JUST ANOTHER REALLY COOL TIME CHILLING OUT WITH WHEELS.

  BUT , THERE IS ALWAYS A PUNCHLIST. WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME SO I GIVE HER SPACE AND MOVE UPSTAIRS & OUTSIDE TO DO PROJECTS. HERE THEY ARE :

 - INSTALLED A TV MOUNT ON A WALL. IT WAS FUNNY I GAVE WHEELS 3 OPTIONS. THE EASIEST WAS REPLACING HER BEDROOM TV WITH A LARGER ONE AND JUST SIT IT ON A CLOTHES DRAWER FURNITURE OR INSTALLING 1 OF 2 TV WALL MOUNTS. OF COURSE , I KNEW SHE PICK THE TV MOUNT. IT TOOK ME ALMOST 2 HOURS TO FINALLY INSTALL THE TV MOUNT , RUN THE CABLE LINES , AND MOUNT THE TV. GEE, THE CABLE LINE WAS TOO SHORT WHEN MOVING HIGH ON A WALL SO I HAD TO TAKE A CABLE LINE FROM ANOTHER BEDROOM AND FLIP THEM OUT. WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE IT DID COME OUT REALLY NICE. HAVING NO RACKET SET DID SUCK.

 OH MY GOD - I AM UPSTAIRS AND I ASK WHEELS TO THROW 2 SCREWS UP TO ME FROM THE FIRST FLOOR. AFTER 15 ATTEMPTS SHE GOT ME BOTH SCREWS. IT WAS HILARIOUS AND WHEELS IS CRYING LAUGHING THROWING 2 STUPID SCREWS UP TO ME. THROW AFTER THROW ARE HITTING THE WALLS WAY TOO LOW FOR ME TO CATCH. SHE WAS CRYING LAUGHING. LATER I CALLED MY YOUNGEST AND SAID , " HOW MANY TIMES DID IT TAKE FOR MOMMY TO THROW 2 SCREWS UP TO ME ON THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY ? " SHE RESPONDS , " 8 ? " I SAID, " HIGHER " SHE REPONDS " 15 ? " I REPLY , " HIGHER ". THE KID STARTS LAUGHING WHEN I SAID " 20 ".  THE FUNNY THING IS I HOLD BOTH MY HANDS ON THE CEILING AND SAY TO WHEELS , " OKAY , THROW THE SCREW WAY UP HERE TO MY HANDS ON THE CEILING. SHE THROWS AND THE SCREW HITS THE WALL ABOUT 4 FEET BELOW ME. SHE STARTS ROARING LAUGHING. THESE ARE ALWAYS FUN TIMES.

 - FIXED A LOOSE TOWEL BAR. TOOK ME OVER 30 MINUTES TO FIND THE RIGHT ALLEN WRENCH.  IT ENDS UP A SMALL SCREW DRIVER WORKED BEST.

 - REPLACED A DOORKNOB I INSTALLED ON A SLIDING DOOR TO THE UPSTAIRS BALCONY DECK. I USED A HANDLE AND IT WORKS NICE. UNFORTUNATELY , I THINK I NEED TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE DOOR OR AT THE VERY LEAST SECURE THE BOTTOM PLATE.

 - PUT 2ND TV BACK TOGETHER AND TAPED LINES TOGETHER. I DID THE SAME THING WITH THE NEW TV MOUNT.

 - MOVE OUTSIDE TO DIG UP THE NEW FRENCH DRAIN. I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE PIPING I USED SO I REPLACED THE WHOLE TRENCH WITH PVC PIPES. THIS WAS NOT FUN. I STARTED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. IN THE END I USED MY VAN AS A STEAM ROLLER TO FLATTEN DOWN THE NEW TRENCH. OF COURSE , I HIT THE BACK STEPS AND DAMAGED THE FIRST STEP. JESUS H. !!!! CAN I GET  A BREAK ??!!

 - FIX DAMAGED STEP.

  LATE AFTERNOON WHEELS AND I DID DO OTHER SMALLER PROJECTS.

  FOR THE FIRST TIME WE SAW 3 BLUE HERONS. IT'S ALWAYS ONE STORK HERE BUT TODAY WE SAW 3. WE ASSUME THE MALE STORK FOUND SOME ASS AND THEY HAD A KID....UNLESS THEY ARE DOING A THREESOME.

 STORKS HAVE REMARKABLE EYE SIGHT. THE PREHISTORIC BIRD IS AT THE LAKE CLOSEST TO US. I QUIETLY MOVE OUTSIDE TO TAKE A PICTURE. I DID THIS TWICE. BOTH F'N TIMES THE DAMN STORK SAW ME AND FLEW AWAY.

 FOR THE FIRST TIME I SAW A STORK SHOOT HIS HEAD INTO THE WATER TO SNATCH A FISH.....KINDA COOL.

 WHEELS DRIVES TO GET OUR FAVORITE PIZZA AND HOAGIES. BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH TV. I HAVE 2 AMSTEL LIGHTS. IT WAS VERY NICE.

  2 GIRL MODELS WERE TAKING PICTURES AT OUR FIRE PIT. I ASKED WHEELS , " I LIKE TO GO OUT THERE AND SCREAM AT THEM , ' GET OFF OUR PROPERTY !!! ' " WHEELS REPLIES , " OKAY. " I OPEN THE DOOR TO GO OUT AND WHEELS YELLS , " YES MEANS NO !! COME INSIDE !! AND LEAVE THEM ALONE. "

  A VERY LOCAL ARDMORE BAR IS TRYING TO SELL. YEP.......ANOTHER ONE GOING DOWN OR HAD ENOUGH.

  TIMES SURE FLIES. IT WAS 7PM ALREADY. WE WATCH THE 76ERS GET BLOWN OUT , AMERICAN IDOL , SCHITT'S CREEK , AND LETTER KENNY.  ALL WERE GOOD ( EXCEPT THE 76ERS ). THE COMMERCIALS ON HULU ABSOLUTELY BLOW. ALSO , WITH THE TV SITCOM LETTER KENNY YOU MUST USE THE WORD CAPTIONS BECAUSE THEY TALK SO DAMN FAST.

  HAPPY TO REPORT NO FLYING SQUIRRELS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN 8 STRAIGHT DAYS. I HOPE THIS STREAKS CONTINUES.

 A GLASS OF WINE FOR ME AND A SNIFTER OF BRANDY FOR WHEELS TO END THE NIGHT. I DID SMELL THE WONDERFUL AROMA OF THE BRANDY AS I WAS DELIVERING IT TO WHEELS. I WAS SURPRISED I DID NOT TOTALLY MISS IT. IT DID SMELL SUPER SUGARY SO MAYBE THAT REMINDED ME OF MY SUGAR HEADACHES.

 I POSTED A FACEBOOK MEMORY PICTURE OF MY FATHER-IN-LAW. TODAY WAS HIS BIRTHDAY.

  TUESDAY       4 - 2 - 19

 FIX ONE THING....ANOTHER BREAKS. THE STORY OF MY LIFE.

  SAW 6 DEER THIS MORNING ALONG WITH OUR 3 STORKS AND A SQUAD OF CANADIAN GEESE LANDING IN THE LAKE......PRETTY COOL.

 THE 4' X 8' BY 3 INCH THICK FOAM BOARDS I PURCHASED FOR 5 BUCKS EACH WERE ABOUT TO BE INSTALLED.........OH MY GOD.  HERE IS THE PROCESS FROM A FAT GUY.

 - START MORNING BY PREPPING TOOLS FOR THE CRAWL SPACE JOB. I QUICKLY FIND OUT THAT MY WASHERS ARE SLIGHTLY TOO SMALL FOR MY 4" SCREWS. I BEGIN TO HAND SCREW THE WASHERS AND REALIZE IT IS TAKING WAY TOO DAMN LONG. I USES MY SCREW GUN AND IT WORKS MUCH QUICKER. I PREP 100 SCREWS WITH WASHERS.

 - MOVE TOOLS , TARP , EXTENSION CORDS , DROP LIGHTS , AND LARGE FOAM BOARDS OFF THE DECK NEAR THE CRAWL SPACE ENTRANCE.

 - USING A CIRCULAR SAW I CUT THE BOARDS IN HALF LENGTHWAYS SINCE THEY ARE TOO WIDE TO GO UNDERNEATH AS A FULL PIECE.  THOUSANDS OF FOAMS PARTICLES FLY ALL OVER THE PLACE INCLUDING MY CLOTHES AND SAW. IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS SNOWING.

 - REMOVE ACCESS PANEL TO CRAWL SPACE.  IT'S ONLY 48 INCHES HIGH. I MAKE A WOOD LETTER " T " TO HELP HOLD BOARDS IN PLACE WHILE I SECURE THEM UP. I BEGIN TO INSTALL BOARDS ON THE CEILING ONE AT A TIME. I HAVE 12 PIECES TO INSTALL. BY THE 2ND PIECE , I STRAIN MY SHOULDER AND THE PAIN IS PIERCING.  WHEELS CHECKS IN ON ME VIA WALKIE-TALKIE. I HEAR VIA THE WALKIE-TALKIE , " YOU OKAY ? "  I RESPOND , " 10 - 4 ....WHY ? " SHE RESPONDS , " I CAN HEAR YOU GROANING THROUGH THE FLOOR. OVER AND OUT. "

 - I MOVE OH SO SLOW INSTALLING 24" WIDE BOARDS BY 8 FEET LONG TO THE CEILING. CRAWLING ON MY KNEES HURTS EVEN WITH A TARP. I ALSO NEED TO MOVE FALLING INSULATION AND RE-DO SOME WIRING.

 - I MOVE WET INSULATION AND CUT UP CANOES TO ONE SPACE. I WILL LATER REMOVE ALL OF THE JUNK IN THIS CRAWLSPACE ON BULK TRASH DAY AT OUR DEVELOPMENT IN JUNE.  I NOW HAVE EVERYTHING LINED-UP AND READY TO LOAD OUT OF THE CRAWL SPACE. THAT WILL BE ANOTHER DAY.

 - SLOWLY I FINISH ALL 12 FOAM BOARDS. I MUST ADMIT IT LOOKS EXCELLENT. I AM GLAD MY VAN DID NOT FIT 10 BOARDS. I LIKE TO DO THE ENTIRE CEILING IN THE CRAWL SPACE BUT THAT WOULD PUT ME IN THE HOSPITAL.

 - MOVING A WET TARP I SEE A YELLOW SPOTTED SALAMANDER. IT'S BRILLIANT COLORED SPOTS ARE KINDA COOL. I TAKE A PICTURE OF IT AND THE WORK I AM DOING IN THE SMALL AREA. I POST IT ON FACEBOOK. ( THANKS BEAR FOR THE CREATURE EXPLANATION.........MY COUSIN COMMENTING IS SUCH A CITY SLICKER )

 - I ALSO SECURE A SOFT FLOOR AREA THAT DEPRESSES IF YOU STEP ON IT BY THE FRONT DOOR. I ASKED WHEELS TO STEP ON THIS AREA SO I CAN SEE IT FROM UNDERNEATH. WE USE THE WALKIE-TALKIES AGAIN AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY. I SEE THE FAULTY FLOOR AND SECURE IT FROM BELOW. BY THE WAY , CUTTING WOOD IN A CRAWL SPACE WITH A CIRCULAR SAW IS NOT FUN.

 - I LOAD OUT ALL TOOLS FROM THE CRAWL SPACE AREA AND CLOSE THE ACCESS PANEL. I AM EXHAUSTED BUT 3 MAJOR PROJECTS WERE COMPLETED TODAY.

  HELP WHEELS LOAD UP HER VEHICLE AND SHE MAKES EXCELLENT TIME GOING HOME. I WILL STAY ANOTHER DAY OR SO.

  MY CELL PHONE SURVEILLANCE APP WAS NOT WORKING ON MY PHONE. I USE GOOGLE AND I GOT IT TO WORK. THIS WAS A GOOD FEELING.

 CALL LOCAL OFFICE TO GET MORE THAN 6 POOL WRISTLETS. LAST YEAR THEY GAVE US 8. THIS YEAR 6. THE ANGRY LADY TOLD ME IF I WANT MORE IT BE $10 A WRISTLET. THEY COST ABOUT 4 CENTS EACH.

  DO SOME OTHER SMALL PROJECTS AND FOUND MYSELF NOT QUENCHING MY THIRST. I DRANK WATER , VITAMIN WATER , SODA WATER , AND ORANGE JUICE. I JUST COULD NOT STOP DRINKING. IT WAS PISSING ME OFF.

  FOR THE FIRST TIME I STREAMED THE PHILLIES GAME ON MY COMPUTER. IT WAS NOT BEING TELEVISED HERE SO I USED OUR ACCOUNT TO ACCESS THE STREAM. IT WORKED EXCELLENT. PHILLIES WIN THEIR 4TH STRAIGHT AND NO OTHER PHILLY TEAM HAS STARTED 4 - 0 SINCE 1915. HARPER WAS A SHOW AGAIN WITH A HOMERUN AND 2 OTHER HITS AND SO WERE THE 500 FANS WHO TREKKED TO THE WASHINGTON STADIUM.  HARPER WAS BOOED BUT ALSO CHEERED " MVP ". THIS TEAM IS FUN TO WATCH. THEY ARE AVERAGING 8 RUNS A GAME. MAN THAT IS A LINE-UP. IF WE ONLY HAD SOLID PITCHING THIS TEAM COULD BE WORLD SERIES BOUND.

 FLYERS LOSE. I WAS WATCHING THEM AND THE PHILLIES AT THE SAME TIME. KINDA COOL TO HAVE MY LAPTOP WITH THE PHILLIES ON AND THE BIG TV WITH THE FLYERS ON. I DID CHANNEL SURF SINCE THE FLYERS BLOW.

 I TURN ON THE BLURAY AND IT DOESN'T WORK. JESUS CRIMONIES IT'S ALWAYS FRIGGIN' SOMETHING !!! WE WERE JUST USING IT LAST NIGHT AND NOW THE SCREEN GOES BLACK.

  AT 8:30PM I MAKE SOME PASTA AND MEATBALLS AND A GLASS OF RED WINE. I SETTLE IN FOR MORE TV WATCHING. I AM PRETTY TIRED.

  IN BED BY 11:15PM. I WAS ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED......AND SLEPT HORRIBLE.

  DAY 10 AND NO FLYING SQUIRRELS WERE INJURED WHILE WRITING THIS BLOG.

  WEDNESDAY     4 - 3 - 19

  " CROSSING MY FINGERS "...................

  WELL , I WORKED UNDERNEATH THE HOUSE IN A CRAPPY CRAWL SPACE WITH A SPOTTED SALAMANDER SO WHY NOT DO THE VIRTUAL OPPOSITE.  HERE'S MY DAY. IT WAS 7PM BEFORE I KNEW IT.

 - DID SOME LEG WORK FOR WHEELS AND HER FAMILY.  USING THE LAST POINTS OF OUR TIMESHARE I BOOKED A 4 BEDROOM PRESIDENTIAL SUITE AT A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL. IT SLEEPS 12 , HAS 4 BATHROOMS , BALCONY DECKS OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN , AND MORE. THIS GET AWAY IS NOT FOR A LONG TIME BUT IF THIS WORKS OUT MAN AM I ALITTLE ENVIOUS. I TALKED TO A TRAVEL REP WHO LIVES IN THIS STATE AND FREQUENTS THIS HOTEL WITH HER KIDS AND SHE SAID , " GETTING A 4 BEDROOM PRESIDENTIAL SUITE IN THIS HOTEL IS LIKE HITTING THE LOTTERY. " I SAW A GALLERY OF PICTURES OF THIS HOTEL AND IT LOOKS AWESOME.

 - POSTED MY WEEKLY FACEBOOK AD FOR THE BANDS THIS WEEKEND.

 - I NEVER SET UP OUR PHONE MESSAGING SYSTEM HERE. OUR PHONE READS " MESSAGES ". I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO ACCESS THEM. I CALLED OUR LOCAL PHONE COMPANY AND A NICE TECH WALKED ME THROUGH IT.

 - KING OF MACGYVERS..........WE HAVE 2 SKYLIGHT WINDOWS 24+ FEET HIGH. IN THE SUNLIGHT I COULD SEE A TON OF COBWEBS. I MEAN HOW THE HECK COULD OUR CLEANER GET TO THEM ? SO , I CONNECT AN EXTENDABLE DUSTING POLE TO A BROOM HANDLE THAN STAND ON A LADDER. I WIPED ALL THE COBWEBS CLEAR AND IT LOOKS VERY GOOD. IN FACT I DO ALL THE HIGH WINDOWS.

 - MESS WITH MY BROKEN BLURAY. I CAN NOT FIX IT EVEN WITH THE HELP OF GOOGLE. I TEXTED A FRIEND WHO GAVE ME THE DEVICE BUT NO RESPONSE.

 - TO THE ROOF......NOT FUN , ESPECIALLY WITH THE HIGH WINDS. I REALLY FELT A TREE LIMB WOULD HIT ME WITH THESE 40 MPH WINDS.  I HAVE THE PHILLIES GAME ON IN MY BEDROOM WHERE I ACCESS THE ROOF VIA OUR BALCONY DECK. I BRING A LADDER , BOX OF TOOLS , CLEANING ITEMS , METAL DRIP EDGE , AND MORE TO THE DECK. I SECURE THE LADDER TO THE DECK RAILING FOR I FEARED THE WIND WOULD BLOW THE LADDER SIDEWAYS AND DOWN. THAT'S ALL I NEEDED......A FAT GUY STUCK ON A ROOF AFTER HIS LADDER BLEW DOWN.

  OH , PHILLIES HAD A CHANCE TO STEAL A GAME. NOLA ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED BY GETTING SMOKED. PHILLIES DOWN 6 - 2 MAKE A GREAT COMEBACK TO TAKE THE LEAD 8 - 6 IN THE 8TH INNING AND THAN SHIT THE LEAD AWAY.......F'N BLOW. IT IS SO EARLY IN THE SEASON BUT I WAS REALLY DISGUSTED ON THIS LOSS. DAMN BULL PEN PITCHING BLOWS.

 - I GET EVERYTHING ON THE ROOF AND MAN THE WINDS ARE HOWLING. I FIRST SEE TINY GREEN CLUMPS OF MOSS ON OUR ROOF. I HAVE SEEN THESE BEFORE AND 3 YEARS AGO I SPRAYED THEM WITH A BLEACH CONCENTRATE TO KILL THEM OFF. WELL , THIS TIME I DECIDE ON MY HANDS AND KNEES TO SCRUB OUT EACH INDIVIDUAL ONE..........ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ?  THERE HAD TO BE A 1,000 PLANTS GROWING OUT OF OUR ROOF. SO , ONE BY ONE I SCRUBBED THEM WITH MY GLOVES. AFTER ABOUT 45 MINUTES OF CRAWLING AROUND THE MAIN ROOF I WAS DONE. MY GLOVES LOOKED LIKE THEY WENT THROUGH A TREE CHIPPER. I POSTED A PICTURE OF THEM ON FACEBOOK. I REMIND YOU THE PICTURE IS THE " TOPS " OF THE GLOVES.

 - I WINDEX BOTH SKY LIGHTS.

 - LEAF BLOW THE ENTIRE ROOF.

 - INSTALL 2 METAL DRIP EDGES AND SPRAY THEM WITH FLEX SEAL.

 - I TAKE A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF THE LAKE FROM THIS HEIGHT. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL ON THIS SUNNY CRYSTAL CLEAR DAY.......EXCEPT FOR THE HIGH WINDS.

  THREE ROOF PROJECTS DONE AND I BEGIN MY DECENT WITH ALL MATERIALS TO THE BALCONY DECK. I AM TIRED BUT I DECIDE TO TAKE A CRACK AT FIXING ONE MORE THING. I TEXT WHEELS , " I AM GOING TO TRY TO FIX THE BALCONY SLIDING DOOR ONE MORE TIME BEFORE TEARING IT OUT. " SHE TEXTS BACK , " OK FINGERS CROSSED "

  WELL THE FINGERS CROSSED MUST OF WORKED. I COMPLETELY REMOVE THE WOOD TRIM AROUND THE DOOR AND A WOOD SPACER. I REMOVE THE SLIDING DOOR AND LIE IT ON MY BED. I ALSO HAVE THE PHILLIES ON MY BEDROOM TV WHICH IS KINDA NICE TOO......UNTIL THEY LOST BY WALKING PLAYERS AND THE WINNING RUN IN.

  I REMOVE THE ADJUSTABLE ROLLERS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SLIDING DOOR. I ADJUST THE HEIGHT AND RE-INSTALL THE DOOR......IT DOES NOT WORK. I REMOVE THE DOOR AGAIN AND LAY IT ON MY BED. THIS TIME I REMOVE THE ROLLERS COMPLETELY FROM THE DOOR AND MACGYVER THEM TO A NEW HEIGHT USING SCREWS AS SHIMS. I ALSO CLEAN THE METAL GUIDE THE DOOR ROLLS ON AND LUBRICATE WITH WD-40. THIS IS A LONG PROCESS BUT I DECIDE TO DO IT ANYWAY. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND THE TEMPS ARE HIGH ENOUGH TO HAVE A DOOR MISSING AND STILL BE WARM INSIDE.

  FOR THE 2ND TIME IT DOES NOT WORK AND I AM LOSING ENERGY. THE PHILLIES GAME HAS BEEN OVER FOR AN HOUR BUT I DECIDE THREES A CHARM. I REMOVE EVERYTHING AGAIN AND RE-SHIM THE SLIDING DOOR EVEN HIGHER. IF IT DOES NOT WORK I MAY THROW THE SLIDING DOOR OFF THE BALCONY. I RE-INSTALL EVERYTHING AGAIN AND TO MY SURPRISE THE DOOR SLIDES PRETTY NICE. I HAVE TO REMOVE THE LATCH AND ADJUST IT SO THE DOOR WILL LOCK BUT THAT ONLY TOOK ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

  I TEST IT SEVERAL TIMES AND HEAD DOWNSTAIRS. I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH MY MACGYVER.  I CHECK FACEBOOK MESSAGES AND EMAILS FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I GET REALLY TIRED AND LAY DOWN FOR 20 MINUTES.

 I TAKE A WALK TO THE BEACH SIDE AND FILL 2 SMALL CANS WITH SAND. THESE WILL BE USED FOR PEOPLE WHO SMOKE. WHEN I ARRIVED AT OUR HOUSE THERE HAD TO BE 50 CIGARETTE BUTTS IN THE CANS AND IT STUNK TO THE HIGH JESUS. I WAS SURPRISED BECAUSE MOST OF THE CIGARETTES WERE ONLY HALF SMOKED AT BEST. HOW DO YOU SPEND $8 FOR A PACK OF CIGARETTES AND NOT SMOKE THE CIGARETTE IN IT'S ENTIRETY ?

 I SAW A TOUGH LOOKING GUY WALKING AROUND THE LAKE. WHEN WE PASSED WE NODDED AND SAIS , " WHAT UP ? " AT THE SAME TIME. HE WAS TOUGH LOOKING AND I WAS IN FLIP FLOP AND SHORTS HOLDING 2 RED, WHITE , & BLUE CANS WITH A SAND SHOVEL. I THINK HE FELT SAFE FROM ME.

 BACK HOME I LOAD THE LADDER INTO THE CRAWL SPACE AND SECURE THE DOORS. I WRAP UP A LONG EXTENSION CORD AND BRING IN OTHER TOOLS INSIDE. I WAS GETTING TIRED AGAIN. I CALL WHEELS AND THE KIDS AND NOTICE IT IS FRIGGIN' 7PM......WHERE THE HELL DID THE TIME GO ?

  I WIND DOWN WITH A GLASS OF RED WINE WITH PASTA , SAUSAGE , AND 2 PORK CHOPS. WHAT SUCKED IS I HAVE HAD PASTA TWICE THIS WEEK AND JUST NOTICED A PARMESAN CHEESE IN THE FRIDGE ON THE DOOR. I NEVER SAW IT......CRAP.  LOVE PARMESAN WITH PASTA.

  END THE NIGHT WATCHING THE 76ERS LOSE AGAIN. I ALSO WATCH SOME OTHER SHOWS BUT BY 11PM I JUST CAN'T KEEP MY EYES OPEN. UPSTAIRS TO BED AND SLEEP HORRIBLE AGAIN. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

  DAY 12 - NO FLYING SQUIRRELS INJURED......YEAH !!

  SAW ON THE NEWS A 14 YEAR OLD BOY ESCAPED HIS CAPTORS BY RUNNING FOR 2 HOURS AND ENDED UP A RED ROOF INN. HE WAS KIDNAPPED FOR OVER 12 YEARS. 

 A RUNWAY MODEL WAS THE GLEAM AND PRIDE OF THE SHOW. I THOUGHT SHE WAS ADORABLE AND SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD PERSON WHEN INTERVIEWED. WHY WAS THIS A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR HIS GIRL TO GO DOWN A MODEL WALKWAY IN A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING GOWN WITH OTHER MODELS ?........SHE WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR.

  THURSDAY      4 - 4 - 19

 WELP , YOU KNOW THAT 14 YEAR OLD KID WHO ESCAPED FROM HIS CAPTORS ? IT WAS A HOAX. ENDS UP IT WAS A 23 YEAR MENTAL CASE. THE FAMILY WAS HEART BROKEN AND CRUSHED AGAIN WHEN THEY SAW IT WAS A FARCE. I CAN NOT EVEN IMAGINE THE PAIN THE 2ND TIME AROUND. WHAT THE F ?

  BACK TO MY MUNDANE LIFE.  THE SMALL PROJECTS I LIKE BETTER.  

 - AFTER I STOWED THE LADDER UNDERNEATH IN THE CRAWL SPACE AND SECURED THE DOORS I HAD TO RE-OPEN THEM AGAIN. I REMOVED THE LARGE LADDER.......AGAIN.

 - USING OVEN CLEANER I WIPED DOWN THE WOODSTOVE GLASS AND OUR OVEN DOOR GLASS. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT. I MACGYVERED IT CLEAN BY USING PLUMBER'S UTILITY CLOTH.

 - TOOK A RIDE TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND LOCAL MARKET FOR SUPPLIES.

 - USING FLEX SEAL I SPRAY OVER THE DRIP EDGE I INSTALLED YESTERDAY. YEP.......BACK ON THE ROOF. I TOOK ANOTHER PICTURE BECAUSE IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL UP HERE. I MAY BUILD A ROOF DECK.

 - DOUBLE CHECKED AND TESTED THE SLIDING DOOR TO BALCONY DECK. VERY HAPPY HOW THIS TURNED OUT.

 - INSTALLED A DOOR SWEEP ON THE FRONT DOOR AND MACGYVERED A LITTLE SIDE PIECE TO BLOCK AIR.

 - MY UNCLE GAVE US A BIRDHOUSE AS A HOUSE WARMING GIFT 20 YEARS AGO. WELL , THE WHOLE THING JUST DISINTEGRATED. SO TODAY , I BUILT A NEW ONE. I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES FROM START TO FINISH. USING THE LADDER I MOUNTED IT HIGH ON THE SAME TREE.  WHAT WAS WEIRD.........I FELT BAD SCREWING INTO THE TREE.

 - CLEANED THE BACK OF MY VAN WINDOW SINCE THE WIPER DOES NOT WORK.

 - ORDERED VACUUM BAGS FOR A VACUUM I REALLY LIKE HERE.

 - SEARCHED FOR RUBBER WRISTBANDS.....MORE EXPENSIVE THAN I THOUGHT.

 - PUT THE LADDER BACK UNDERNEATH THE HOUSE AND SECURED THE DOOR.

  STARTED TO SEMI-LOAD TOOLS IN OUR MUDROOM . I THINK IT IS TIME FOR ME TO ROLL HOME.  I HAVE TO ADMIT BEING HERE FOR 2 STRAIGHT WEEKS WAS PRETTY DAMN COOL.....THOUGH TONIGHT I DID TELL MY YOUNGEST I WAS GETTING BORED SINCE MY PUNCH LISTS ARE AT AN END.

  76ERS WILL LOSE.....THEY DID. SO DID THE FLYERS.

  I TOLD MYSELF THIS MORNING I AM GOING TO TREAT MYSELF TO A BREAKFAST AT A VERY GOOD LOCAL DINER. I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE AND THE PHONE RINGS.......A BAND. THAN 2 MORE PHONE CALLS AND 3 EMAILS LATER I SAID TO MYSELF , " I WILL JUST HAVE A ENERGY BAR AND A SMALL 10 OUNCE ORANGE JUICE TO HOLD ME OVER. " I LOST MY APPETITE AND NEVER WENT TO THE DINER.

  7PM COMES QUICKLY. TIME JUST FLIES BY AND I DO NOT LIKE IT.

  CALL WHEELS AND THE KIDS. I JOKE WITH MY KIDS AND TELL THEM , " I ALWAYS SAY I LOVE YOU FIRST. " BOTH CALLED ME A NUDGE.  WITH BOTH KIDS , AFTER THE PHONE CONVERSATION I SAY , " OK , TALK TO YOU LATER ...................." AND PAUSE FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS. BOTH KIDS HAD THE SAME REACTION AND SAID , " OH MY GOD YOUR SUCH A NUDGE........LOVE YOU ( SARCASTICALLY ). I LAUGHED.

  TRIED FIXING THE BLURAY BY INSERTING A BLURAY DVD.....IT DID NOT WORK. MAN IT BLOWS NOT HAVING NETFLIX.

 SAW SOME DEER WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME RED WINE AND CHEESE.......OH JOY. CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE GONE SO LONG WITHOUT BRANDY.

  IN BED AROUND 11PM AGAIN. WOKE UP AT LEAST 10 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. I JUST DON'T GET IT. I KNOW I HAD TWO GOOD 2 HOUR INTERVALS OF SLEEP THOUGH.

 WAKE UP FRIDAY MORNING AND IT IS SLEETING.......NICE.

  FRIDAY     4 - 5 - 19

  YES , IT IS SLEETING. TWO PRIOR DAYS I WAS ON THE ROOF IN THE SUN AND 50+ DEGREES. MAN , MOTHER NATURE IS FICKLE.

  FOR THE MOST PART I GOT ALL MY PUNCH LISTS DONE.  OUR HOME LOOKS GOOD AND IT MAKES ME FEEL SATISFIED AND PROUD. SOMEDAY I WILL COME HERE AND JUST RELAX AND DO FUN STUFF. I SO ENJOY BEING HERE.

  I SLEPT DECENT AND BY 7AM I WAS UP. EVERY MORNING I CHECK MY ATTIC FOR FLYING SQUIRRELS. WE HAVE GONE ANOTHER DAY OF NO INJURIES.

 I START MY MORNING WITH MY NORMAL COMPUTER ROUTINE BUT I ALSO BEGIN TO LOAD EVERYTHING INTO THE MUDROOM. I WAS WAITING FOR THE SLEET TO STOP BUT BY 10AM I WANTED TO GET ON THE ROAD. A FULL CLEAN AND I MOVED ALL TOOLS OUTSIDE ON THE DECK. IT WAS TIME TO HEAD HOME.......AFTER 3 STOPS.

 1ST STOP - I FIX A LIGHT COVER ON A LADDER. I HAD TO TOTALLY MACGYVER THE SPRINGS TO HOLD IT IN PLACE AND IT WORKED PERFECT. THIS WAS IN THE PLYMOUTH MEETING AREA.

 2ND STOP - THE NAIL........BEEN A WHILE SO I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO SEE OUR NUMBERS WERE GOOD FOR THE WEEK.

 3RD STOP - A RENTER CALLED AND SAID THEIR FRONT DOOR DOESN'T CLOSE PROPERLY AND THEIR BATHROOM SINK IN NOT DRAINING. I FIXED BOTH PROBLEMS AND SOME OTHER THINGS. I ALSO ENJOYED THE RENTERS DOG.....SUPER SWEET.

  AT HOME , I UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. WHEELS GREETS ME IN A G-STRING WHICH WAS VERY COOL.  WE IMMEDIATELY HEAD TO THE BEDROOM FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS. IT WAS AWESOME TO BE WELCOMED LIKE THIS.

 AT HOME , I STEP OUT OF THE VAN AND MY PUP COMES RUNNING TO ME WINING , WHIMPERING , SMILING , AND GROANING. IT WAS ADORABLE TO SEE.  I WALK IN THE HOUSE AND SAY TO WHEELS , " I WISH ALL MY GIRLS WOULD GREET ME LIKE THIS.

  ( ONE OF THE 2 STORIES ABOVE IS TRUE )

 I TRY TO NAP BUT IT AIN'T HAPPENING. MY YOUNGEST CALLS ME UP TO GET HER AT SCHOOL. I TELL HER I AM TIRED. SHE TELLS ME , " I THOUGHT SINCE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ME IN A WEEK YOU WOULD WANT TO GET ME. " THE KID WAS RIGHT.

 MY ELDEST JOINS ME AND WE PICK UP MY YOUNGEST. WE STOP AT " ROAST & CHOP " FOR AN EARLY BIRD DINNER. THIS RESTAURANT IS EXACTLY LIKE CHIPOTLE BUT GREEK. WE THOUGHT THE FOOD WAS OKAY.

  WE STOP AND PICK UP A FRIEND FOR A RIDE HOME.

  WE BRING WHEELS FOOD HOME TOO. SHE HAS HER HAIR DONE AND SO DOES OUR YOUNGEST. MY ELDEST HAS HER FRIEND HELP DYE HER HAIR MAROON.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THE RAIN COMES AND THAT IS NOT GOOD. THE BANDS START LOADING IN AND A FRIEND WARNS ME ONE BAND WERE ASSHOLES AND LIKE TRASHING STUFF. ACTUALLY BROKE A WINDOW AT THE LAST VENUE THEY PLAYED. GREAT.....THIS IS ALL I NEEDED. MY MOTTO TO THE ASSHOLE BAND WAS " KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS ". IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

  THE BANDS STARTED LATE BUT EVERYTHING MOVED REALLY GOOD. THE FIRST BAND I DID NOT LIKE BUT THE OTHER 4 I DID.  THE FIRST BAND HAD 2 VERY OLD GUYS TRYING TO BE YOUNG AND IT JUST DID NOT WORK FOR ME.

 I DID ENJOY TALKING TO PEOPLE AND BAND MEMBERS ALL NIGHT. OF COURSE, YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE ONE DICKHEAD WHO HIDES LIKE A SHEEP BUT REALLY IS A WOLF.  I INSTANTLY SEE THROUGH THIS. I HAVE SEEN THIS MANY TIMES. A PERSON COMES IN ALL HAPPY , TOUCHY , FRIENDLY , AND BECOMES AN ABSOLUTE DICKHEAD AND ROYAL GITBAG. I WAS SPOT ON AGAIN.

 SO DURING THE OTHER 4 BAND SETS THIS ONE GUY IN THE 1ST BAND KEPT BEING AN IDIOT. HE WOULD GRAB THE MIC DURING THEIR PERFORMANCES , GET ON STAGE , HUG BAND MEMBERS WHILE THEIR PLAYING , AND MORE.......ALL STAGGERING LIKE A DRUNK TEENAGER WHO HAD HIS FIRST DRINK. THE BAND MEMBERS ROLLED WITH IT WHICH WAS VERY COOL ON THEIR PART. THE OLDER GUY WAS JUST DOWNRIGHT EMBARRASSING. SO WHAT WOULD HAPPEN ?

  HIS FRIENDS ARE LEAVING AND TRY TO GET HIM OUT 3 DIFFERENT TIMES. I HAVE THEM MOVE THEIR CAR TO THE FRONT MARQUEE TO BE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE AND A SHORT WALK FOR THE DRUNKEN OLD GUY. THEY HAVE TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR AND BRING HIM OUTSIDE AGAIN. I TRY TO KEEP MY DISTANCE BECAUSE I KNOW THIS OLD DUDE WILL SNAP AT ANY MINUTE. WHAT SUCKED IS I GOT HIM OUTSIDE AND I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD A CREDIT CARD.....CRAP.

 BACK INSIDE IT TAKES HIM LONG TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO TIP AND SIGN A VISA SLIP. IT WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH. I WANTED HIM OUT SO BAD AND I WILL NEVER BOOK THIS BAND AGAIN. HE FINALLY FINISHES THE CREDIT CARD RECEIPT.

  HIS FRIENDS WAIT FOR HIM OUTSIDE AND AGAIN HE GOES TO THE MUSIC AND STAGE AND BOTHERS THE BAND. I ASK HIS FRIENDS TO COME GET HIM AGAIN. I TAP HIM ON THE SHOULDER AND SAY HIS FRIENDS ARE WAITING FOR HIM. HIS FRIEND WALKS IN AN APOLOGIZES TO ME AGAIN.

  WE WALK HIM OUT AND I STAND BETWEEN HAVERFORD ROAD AND THE GUY. I DO NOT WANT HIM STAGGERING INTO THE STREET.  HE WALKS TO THE CAR AND THE DOOR OPENS. I AM THINKING , " FINALLY , THIS OLD DRUNK BAND MEMBER IS GETTING OUT OF HERE.....THANK YOU LORD. "  WELP.....THAT DID NOT QUITE HAPPEN.  HE DECIDES TO WALK NEXT TO THE CAR ALL THE WAY DOWN THE BLOCK. ANOTHER BAND MEMBER WHO WAS SUPER COOL AND FUN AND IN THE BAND SEEING SNAKES STARTS TO LAUGH. WE KNOW SOMETHING IS GOING DOWN AND HE KNOWS THIS GUY IS TROUBLE. WE SEE HE STARTS TO ARGUE WITH HIS FRIENDS IN THE CAR. NOT 5 MINUTES LATER HE BEGINS KICKING HIS FRIENDS CAR.....BOOM , BOOM , BOOM !!!  THE DRIVER GETS OUT AND THEY ARGUE. THE ABSOLUTE SHIT SHOW I PREDICTED HAS STARTED. I KNEW IT FROM THE FIRST SECOND I SAW HIM. I THOUGHT FOR SURE HE WALK BACK INTO THE NAIL AND HIS FRIENDSWO0ULD LEAVE. LITTLE DID HE KNOW I WAS NOT ALLOWING HIM BACK IN.

 ME AND THE COOL BAND MEMBER MAKE JOKES AS HE ARGUES WITH HIS FRIENDS. AFTER ABOUT 10 MINUTES OF BEING AN ANGRY ASSHOLE TO HIS FRIENDS HE FINALLY GETS IN THE CAR.  THEY WERE SUPER LUCKY BECAUSE A COP CAR WENT BY JUST 5 MINUTES EARLY AND DID NOT DO ANYTHING. IT SURELY WOULD OF BEEN A NIGHT OR MORE IN JAIL IF THAT COP PULLED OVER.

 SO NOW I WATCH THE LAST BAND FINISH AND WE START THE CLOSING. THE BARTENDER HAS 10 FRIENDS COME IN AROUND 1AM. I HELP WITH THE CLOSING AND I AM PRETTY TIRED. UP AT 6AM AND IT IS 1:30AM........NICE.

  AT HOME I HAVE SOME MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND SODA WATER....YEP , NO BEER OR BRANDY.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE WIN AND AGAIN AVERAGE MORE THAN 8 RUNS. THEY WIN 10 - 4.

  SATURDAY       4 - 6 - 19

 ALL HANDS ON DECK.............FUN NIGHT.

 MET BEER DELIVERY AT THE NAIL MID-MORNING. I REALLY LIKE MY NEW COMPANY.

  STOP AT THE BANK TO GET CHANGE. TRIED THE DRIVE-THRU BUT KNEW THEY WOULD NOT GIVE ME QUARTERS.....HAD TO GO INSIDE.........BLOW.

  TRYING TO CONVINCE MY YOUNGEST TO STAY A LITTLE LONGER AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH ME. LATER I TRIED USING MY ELDEST TO JOIN ME IN THIS QUEST. BOTH CALLED ME A NUDGE.

  I TOLD MY ELDEST TONIGHT , " I THINK I AM GOING BACK TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR A WEEK AGAIN. " THE LOOK ON HER FACE WAS PRICELESS. IT WOULD BE 3 WEEKS IN A ROW TO TRAVEL TO MY FAVORITE PLACE. I HAVE TAKEN A WEEK IN EACH OF THE LAST 4 MONTHS.

  WHEELS ASKS THE PUP TO " GO FOR A WALK ". OH MY GOD THE DOG FREAKED OUT CRYING YES AND WHINING THANK YOU. I THINK IT HAS BEEN 3 YEARS FOR A SERIOUS WALK. WELL...........TWENTY MINUTES LATER WHEELS RETURNS AND THE DOG IS EXHAUSTED. OUR PUP IS GETTING OLD AND I DON'T LIKE IT ONE BIT.

 WHEELS AND I DO THE BOOKS FOR MARCH. THIS PAST MONTH WE HAD HUGE BILLS FOR INSURANCE , ACCOUNTANT , AND TAXES AND STILL CAME OUT IN THE BLACK. I WAS OKAY WITH THE NUMBERS. ANOTHER MONTH OF BOOZE , FOOD , AND ALWAYS HAVING CASH ON HAND. NO ONE EVER SAYS THIS BUT , " THANK YOU NAIL .....I LOVE YOU. " ALWAYS HAVING CASH ON HAND IS NICE. THE FEES WE HAVE SAVED FOR NOT USING A.T.M.'S HAS TO BE IN THE MILLIONS........BLOW.

  PHILLIES LOSE.......BLOW.

  FLYERS SEASON ENDS ON A LOSS.........BLOW.

  76ERS WIN OVER A VERY BAD TEAM.

  SOME REALLY GOOD NCAA BASKETBALL GAMES. AUBURN ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND 3 CARS PULL IN THE BACK LOT WITH ME........I KNEW IT BE A BIG NIGHT.  CALLED IN A 2ND BARTENDER AND WE GOT SLAMMED. 2 DOORMEN AND 2 BARTENDERS. IT WAS ALSO A DOORMAN'S FIRST SHIFT ALONG WITH A BARTENDER'S FIRST SOLO SHIFT.  IT WAS FUN TO SEE.  I RECEIVED SO MANY COMPLIMENTS AND HAND SHAKES TOO. THE MUSIC WAS SO DAMN GOOD TONIGHT. IT IS NICE TO BE APPRECIATED.

  WHEELS GOES FOR A WALK WITH A FRIEND AND THEY STOP AT THE IRON HILL BREWERY FOR DINNER.  WHAT WAS COOL IS SHE MADE A RARE APPEARANCE AT THE NAIL LATER IN THE NIGHT. WE ALL HUNG OUT. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I DRANK IN A LONG TIME.

  CIGARETTE DISPENSER IS DONE.  I TOOK A PICTURE AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK. IT KINDA LOOKS LIKE GUMBY NOW........OH WELL.

  BACK HOME WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH AN EPISODE OF SCHITT'S CREEK. IT WAS GOOD.

    SUNDAY     4 - 7 - 19

  TOO NICE OF A DAY NOT TO DO SOMETHING OUTSIDE......AND WE DID.

  UP EARLY AND I DECIDE TO GO TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I WAS TIRED BY 10AM.

 - BRIEFLY TALKED TO A GUY WORKING ON HIS MOTORCYCLE IN THE BACK LOT.

 - CHANGED OIL IN FRYER. THIS IS ALWAYS A FUN PROJECT. SEMI-CLEANED FRYER TOO.

 - SCRUBBED OUT SINK AND 2 COUNTER TOPS.  THIS WAS NOT FUN BECAUSE ONCE OIL DRIES AND GETS ON ANYTHING IT IS PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE IT.

 - SAID GOODBYE TO OUR CIGARETTE DISPOSAL CAN. AFTER THE HEAT MELTED IT FROM THE INSIDE IT LOOKED LIKE GUMBY.

 - EMPTIED ALL TRASHCANS.

 - TOUCHED-UP SPRAY PAINTED OUR BENCHES OUT FRONT. I ALSO SPRAYED PAINTED OUR WATER LINE ACCESS LID ON THE SIDEWALK. SOMEONE WROTE ON IT , " CEO SAYS FUCK THAT ! " I HAD NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANT.

 - CHANGED THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. WRESTLEMANIA 35 WAS FREE TONIGHT. I HEARD IT WAS THE HIGHEST SALES EVER AT MET STADIUM AND OVER 80,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED.

 - REPLACED A VACUUM BAG THAT GAVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY 15 POUND BAG OF DIRT,. THE TUBES WERE COMPLETELY BACKED UP. I SPENT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES CLEANING EVERYTHING OUT. I THAN SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES VACUUMING THE NAIL. I WASTED ABOUT 15 MINUTES VACUUMING AND NOTICED DIRT SPITTING BACK OUT. AS SOON AS I SEE THAT.............I KNOW THE BAG IS FULL AND READY FOR DELIVERY.

 - PICKED UP CIGARETTE BUTTS..........MY FAVORITE THING TO DO.

 - CLEANED BATHROOMS , DID REGISTER , BALANCED BANK , AND OTHER NORMAL ROUTINE STUFF.

 ROLL HOME AND I WAS TIRED. ALREADY MY HANDS AND LEGS WERE HURTING. WHEELS MAKES A NICE BREAKFAST/LUNCH OF SCRAMBLED EGGS , BACON , AND ONE PIECE OF WHOLE WHEAT BREAD.

  PHILLIES WITH A NICE WIN. THE BULLPEN HOLDS ?.....YES IT DID. A WONDERFUL 2 - 1 VICTORY.

  OUTSIDE WE GO.......ME , YOUNGEST , PUP , AND WHEELS. WE LISTEN TO THE FINAL INNINGS POF THE PHILLIES GAME WHILE WASHING 2 CARS.  WE HAD THE RADIO ON IN OUR GARAGE. A NEIGHBOR FROM 2 HOUSES AWAY WALKS UP OUR DRIVEWAY AND ASKS IF WE CAN LOWER THE RADIO THAT IS IN OUR GARAGE. LUCKILY WHEELS HANDLED IT. I MIGHT OF HAD A DIFFERENT RESPONSE. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?  IT WAS THE PHILLIES GAME ANNOUNCERS NOT FUCKING DEATH METAL MUSIC. 

  THE 3 OF US DO AN OVER THE TOP FULL CLEAN OF BOTH OUR CARS. THE 1988 VAN DID NOT DESERVE ANY ATTENTION THOUGH I STILL LOVER HER.  WE VACUUMED , WINDEXED , WASHED , CLEANED , AND I MEAN THE FULL MONTY OF CAR SERVICES YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO.  BOTH CARS WERE LIKE NEW WHEN DONE.  IT WAS ON OUR LIST FOR AWHILE TO GIVE THESE VEHICLES A GOOD CLEANING.......WE CERTAINLY ACHIEVED THAT.

 BACK INSIDE WE CHILL AND HANG OUT. WHEELS MAKES A NICE DINNER OF CHICKEN , BRUSSELS SPROUTS , RICE , AND STUFFING. YES , I ENJOYED BRUSSELS SPROUTS.

  AFTER DINNER WE ALL PLAY CARDS AND LISTEN TO OLDIES MUSIC. IT WAS A GOOD BONDING MOMENT. I LOST EVERY GAME.

 ELDEST WHO WAS SICK ALL DAY SUDDENLY GOT BETTER AND WANTED A RIDE TO A BAR DOWN THE STREET FROM THE NAIL. I WAS HER UBER DRIVER.

 WIND DOWN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ".  AGAIN , IT WAS ENTERTAINING. THE WRITING IS VERY CLEVER.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT GOOD. I WOKE UP A COUPLE TIMES BUT QUICKLY FELL BACK ASLEEP.

  MONDAY       4 - 8 - 19

  SATURDAY NIGHT WE HAD A YOUNG MAN JUST COLLAPSE BY THE FRONT DOOR. THE FATHER AND I HELPED HIM OUTSIDE TO A BENCH. I GOT HIM WATER , THE MOM RAN TO 7/11 AND GOT HIM CANDY BARS AND ORANGE JUICE , AND A DOCTOR IN THE BAR CAME OUT TO ASSIST. WE ALL REACTED VERY QUICKLY AND THE YOUNG MAN WAS FINE. I ASSUME HE WAS A DIABETIC OR SOMETHING. MY ONLY QUESTION WAS , " WHY THE HELL WAS THEIR A DOCTOR IN OUR DIVE BAR ? "

  UTILIZE THE NICE WEATHER AND BE A NUDGE. HERE'S MY LIST :

 - BRING TRASHCANS DOWN TO THE CURB. WHEN I AM GONE TRASH AND RECYCLABLES NEVER MAKE IT TO THE STREET CURB.

 - TRASHED SOME STUFF IN THE GARAGE AGAIN. IF IT HASN'T BEEN TOUCHED IN 2 YEARS I AM TRASHING IT.

 - SET-UP A 30 FOOT LADDER TO ACCESS OUR ROOF. I TELL WHEELS BEFORE I GO UP , " HEY , I'M GOING ON THE ROOF SO IF YOU HEAR A LOUD THUMP CALL 911. ". I REMOVE A SPACKLE BUCKET WORTH OF PINE NEEDLES BLOCKING OUR GUTTER DRAINS.

 - CHARGE AND USE A CORDLESS TILLER. I DO THE GARAGE GARDEN AND DRIVEWAY GARDEN. ONE CAME OUT REALLY GOOD AND THE OTHER DID NOT.

 - I HAVE BEEN TRICKLE CHARGING MY MOTORCYCLE BATTERY ALL WINTER. I RE-INSTALL IT IN MY BIKE AND THE ENGINE STARTS RIGHT UP. I FRIGGIN' LOVE THIS. 3 YEARS AGO I TRIED TRICKLE CHARGING THE BATTERY IN THE BIKE WHILE IN THE GARAGE. THE BATTERY DIED. SO , NOW EVERY WINTER I TAKE 10 MINUTES AND REMOVE THE BATTERY AND PUT IT IN MY WARM BASEMENT FOR CHARGING. I WILL ALWAYS DO THIS. I WALK INSIDE AND WHEELS IS WORKING AT THE KITCHEN TABLE. I YELL OUT , " LIKE A GLOVE !!! " SHE SPINS AROUND LIKE THE CHICK IN THE MOVIE " THE EXORCIST " AND SAYS , " I'M ON A CONFERENCE CALL !! " I HEAR A WOMAN ON THE SPEAKER PHONE SAY , " WHAT WAS THAT ? " WHEELS RESPONDS , " IT WAS MY SILLY HUSBAND. "

 - CLEAN UP THE BIKE FOR A LITTLE BIT AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST RIDE. IT RUNS GOOD.

 - BACK HOME I MAKE A TURKEY & PROVOLONE SANDWICH ON WHOLE WHEAT. OH MY GOD IT WAS AWESOME ! ....BLOW.  #STILLGAININGWEIGHT.

 - TAKE MOTORCYCLE UP THE STREET TO PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT THE BUS STOP. THE FACE SHE GIVES ME AND BODY LANGUAGE IS SO FUNNY WHEN SHE SEES ME WAITING ON MY MOTORCYCLE. WE TAKE A WONDERFUL SLOW RIDE AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

 - BACK HOME I LOAD UP MY VAN OF A 1000 TOOLS THAT WERE IN OUR KITCHEN.

 OK , SO I GOT SOME PROJECTS DONE TODAY AND IT ALWAYS FEELS GOOD. NOW......IT'S SNUGGLE AND NUDGE TIME.

  I BEGIN HUMMING THE DARTH VADAR THEME MUSIC.  MY YOUNGEST INSTANTLY GROANS AND MOVES FROM HER DESK TO HER BED. SHE GETS UNDER THE COVERS WHILE I SNUGGLE IN ON TOP OF THE COVERS. LET THE " NUDGING " BEGIN.

 HERE IS THE SCENARIO - MY YOUNGEST IS GOING TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH 3 FRIENDS.  ONE FRIEND IS BEING DRIVEN BY HER MOTHER FOR JUST ONE NIGHT. THE KID WILL DRIVE BACK WITH HER FRIENDS THE NEXT DAY. THE MOM WILL DRIVE UP AND THAN DRIVE HOME THE SAME DAY. I HAVE ASKED MY KID IF I COULD COME UP THEIR LAST NIGHT TO CHILL WITH HER AND HER FRIENDS......NO WAS THE IMMEDIATE ANSWER. I ASKED MY ELDEST TO COME UP WITH ME TO TRY TO PERSUADE OUR YOUNGEST TO SAY YES......THAT WAS AN IMMEDIATE NO ANSWER.

  SO I TRIED ANOTHER PLOY AND I THOUGHT THIS WOULD WORK.

 WE ARE SNUGGLING AND THE KID IS SARCASTICALLY GROANING. SHE DOES THIS ALL THE TIME. LET THE CONVERSATION BEGIN AND MAYBE SOME COAXING:

 ME - SNUGGLING ON THE BED -- " YOU KNOW , I LOVE THESE MOMENTS. I GONNA MISS THESE TIMES. YOUR HEADING TO COLLEGE SOON SO I CAN'T DO THIS STUFF 10 TO 20 TIMES A DAY. "

 YOUNGEST - GROANS - " YOU STILL HAVE TIME AND I WILL BE HOME ON WEEKENDS FROM COLLEGE "

 ME - " DO YOU THINK IF YOUR ROOM MATE GOES HOME FOR A WEEKEND I COULD STAY WITH YOU IN YOUR DORM ROOM ? "

 YOUNGEST - " I DON'T THINK THE SCHOOL WILL ALLOW IT. "

 ME - " MAYBE WE CAN PUT IN A SPECIAL REQUEST OR SOMETHING ? "

 YOUNGEST - GROANS - " YEP , PROBABLY NOT GONNA HAPPEN. "

 ME - " SO I HEAR YOUR FRIEND IS NOW BEING DRIVEN UP TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE BY HER MOM ? "

 YOUNGEST - " YES , SHE CAN ONLY COME UP FOR ONE NIGHT SO THE MOM IS DRIVING HER UP IN THE AFTERNOON AND THAN SHE WILL GO HOME WITH US THE NEXT DAY SO WE CAN BE ALTOGETHER. "

 ME - " HMMMMMMMMMM........"

 YOUNGEST - " NO "

 ME - " I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING ? "

 YOUNGEST - " I KNOW YOU AND I KNOW THAT SOUND. YOU'RE A NUDGE. "

 ME - " WHAT IF I DROVE YOUR FRIEND UP THE LAST DAY AND WE HUNG OUT. I COULD TAKE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS OUT TO LUNCH OR DINNER OR MOVIE OR ANYTHING. THIS WOULD SAVE THE MOM A DRIVE TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I WILL STAY THE REST OF THE WEEK AND YOU GUYS GO HOME THE NEXT DAY LIKE PLANNED. "

 YOUNGEST - " MAN , YOU ALWAYS TRY TO NUDGE IN ON ALL OUR TRIPS. YOU DID IT WITH MOM WITH CUBA , MY SISTER WITH SOUTH CAROLINA , AND NOW ME WITH THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. "

 ME - " IT'S BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. "

 YOUNGEST - " YOU'RE SUCH A NUDGE. "

 ME - " C'MON.....THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. I COULD SAVE YOUR FRIEND'S MOM A 3 HOUR ROUND TRIP DRIVE. "

 YOUNGEST - " NO "

 ME - " WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR ' NO ' IS THAT ? " ( WE DO THIS ALL THE TIME WITH PERCENTAGES FROM 0 - 100% )

 YOUNGEST - " ZERO PERCENT " SHE STARTS TO GIGGLE.

 ME - " YOU CUT ME. YOU CUT ME DEEP. THIS IS NOT PAPER CUT....IT HURTS. " SHE LAUGHS AS I TICKLE HER.

 YOUNGEST - " HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF YOUR DAD ASKED TO COME UP TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ? "

 ME - " DAMN , THAT IS A GOOD POINT. " THE KID LAUGHS AS I TICKLE HER AGAIN FOR HER PHENOMENAL REBUTTAL ANSWER.

 YOUNGEST - " SEE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS ? "

 ME - " YEAH ,BUT I AM SO MUCH COOLER THAN MY DAD. OKAY , I HAVE ONE MORE SUGGESTION. DO A GROUP TEXT TO YOUR OTHER 3 FRIENDS. EXPLAIN HOW I CAN DRIVE THE MOM , MAYBE BRING UP THE PUP NELLIE , TREAT FOR A DINNER , AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CLEAN THE HOUSE FOR THE NEXT RENTER. WRITE ALL OF THAT AND IF I GET 3 YESES THAN CAN I GO? "

 YOUNGEST - " OH MY GOD YOUR SUCH A NUDGE. "  SHE SENDS OUT THE TEXT. WITHIN 2 MINUTES 2 FRIENDS TEXT BACK ' NO '. "  SHE BEGINS TO LAUGH.

 ME - " TELL YOUR FRIENDS THEY CUT ME........CUT ME DEEP. "

 WE SNUGGLE MORE AND I PLAY AND I MAKE HER LAUGH. WHEELS COMES IN AND OUR YOUNGEST EXPLAINS EVERYTHING I TRIED TO DO. WHEELS RESPONDS , " OH MY GOD........REALLY ?? "

  WHEELS MAKES A NICE SALMON DINNER AND GOES FOR A WALK WITH A FRIEND. I RUN OUT OF TIME TO HAVE DINNER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I WAS GOING TO TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE BUT I HEARD IT MAY RAIN LATER. I ALSO FORGOT I WANTED TO DO A MINOR ELECTRICAL JOB.

 I ARRIVE AND PLACE ELECTRICAL TOOLS ON THE BAR. WE HAVE AN OUTLET THAT HAS NOT WORKED IN OVER 25 YEARS. IT IS THE OUTLET UNDER OUR BIG TV. BY THE WAY I GOT SOME REALLY NICE COMPLIMENTS ON OUR BIG TV LAST WEEKEND. ANYWAY , I GET A LADDER AND FOLLOW THE DEAD LINE. IT GOES RIGHT INTO THE BREAKER BOX.....CRAP. NOW , DO I CUT THE LINE THAT I THINK IS OFF USING A TIN SNIPS AND RUBBER GLOVE OR CALL A FRIEND ? I CALL THE FRIEND.

 I HAVE NO ISSUES WITH DOING ELECTRICAL WORK EXCEPT THE MAIN PANEL BOX. EVER SINCE I STOOD BEHIND MY COUSIN IN A WAREHOUSE AND HIS SCREW DRIVER HIT THE MAIN BUS BAR IN THE BOX. ALL I SAW WAS WHITE LIGHT AND A BLACK SILHOUETTE OF A HUMAN BODY AND HEAD.....MY COUSIN. I NEVER WENT INTO A PANEL BOX AGAIN.  I AM THINKING OF JUST CUTTING THE LINE AND RUNNING IT TO A JUNCTION BOX RIGHT NEXT TO THE PANEL BOX. I TURN OFF AND ON EVERY BREAKER AND THE JUNCTION BOX DOES NOT TURN OFF......ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME !!??!!??

 I CALL MY FRIEND. HE WILL ARRIVE IN 45 MINUTES SO I WASTE TIME DOING THE REGISTER , CLEANING STUFF , AND REPLACING THE BAD OUTLET & PLATE. I SIT AND WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN A FUN GAME. THE BULLPEN HOLDS AGAIN.

  MY FRIEND ARRIVES AND WITHIN 15 MINUTES HE REMOVES THE BREAKER BOX PANEL DOOR , SEES THE CUT LINE , SHEATHES IT , AND POPS IT INTO A BREAKER. DONE.......10 MINUTES.

  WE CLEANUP AND WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. ANOTHER PROJECT DONE.

 BACK HOME LATE NIGHT I AM TOO TIRED SO I GO TO BED.

 UPDATE - THE NEXT MORNING ONE OF MY KID'S FRIENDS IS PICKING UP OUR YOUNGEST TO GO TO SCHOOL. I THOUGHT I WAS DRIVING HER LIKE ALWAYS. MY YOUNGEST SAYS , " NO , ' E ' IS DRIVING ME THIS MORNING. " I REPLY , " HMMMMMMMME ' E ' YOU SAY ? THINK I WILL HAVE A LITTLE TALK WITH HER WHEN SHE ARRIVES. " MY KID BEGINS TEXTING. I YELL OUT , " DON'T YOU WARN HER !! " THE KID STARTS LAUGHING AS I HUG HER AND SAYS , " TOO LATE. "

 WE WALK DOWN TO THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY AND THE CAR PULLS UP. THE WINDOW ROLLS DOWN AND I SAY TO HER FRIEND , " YOU CUT ME MAN. YOU CUT ME DEEP WITH THAT NO ANSWER. " HER FRIEND GIGGLES AND SO DOES MY KID. SHE RESPONDS, " WELL , IT'S KINDA A LADY'S THING GOING ON HERE. " THEY DRIVE AWAY AND I BACK WALK UP MY DRIVEWAY WHILE A NEIGHBOR WAVES TO ME AND LAUGHS. THEY HEARD THE LITTLE CONVERSATION.

   TUESDAY      4 - 9 - 19

  JUST COULDN'T SLEEP..........

  GOT INVOLVED IN A BITTER DISPUTE OF A COUPLE LAST NIGHT. COPS SHOWED UP , THE GIRL WAS ATTACKED , AND THE HUSBAND REMEMBERS NOTHING.  ALCOHOL AND ANGER ARE NOT A GOOD MIX.

  LOOKING FOR BANDS FRIDAY NIGHT. I POSTED A FACEBOOK AD ALONG WITH OTHERS SHARING IT.......NOT ONE BITE.

  BANGING OUT PUNCH LIST STUFF. 

  FIXED A BROKEN DRAWER IN MY KIDS ROOM.  THERE WILL BE ONE LESS COFFEE CAKE IN THERE. I DON'T GET IT I GIVE UP BEER AND BRANDY FOR ALMOST 2 MONTHS AND ONLY LOSE MINIMAL WEIGHT. TIME TO GIVE UP AGAIN.

 PHILLIES BLOW 6 - 1 LEAD AND LOSE 10 - 6......BLOW. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PAINFUL TO WATCH. SUPER LONG INNINGS FOR OUR PITCHING STAFF WHILE WASHINGTON BREEZED THROUGH THEIR LATE INNINGS SHUTTING US DOWN. A FUCKING 9TH INNING , 2 OUT , 2 STRIKE PITCH WAS HIT FOR A HOME RUN TO TIE THE GAME 6 - 6 AND PUSH THE GAME INTO EXTRA INNINGS. IT WAS SO IRRITATING TO WATCH. PHILLIES COULD NOT THROW A DAMN STRIKE.

  TURNED ON THE 76ERS AND THEY WERE LOSING BY 30. TURNED IT OFF.

  DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AT WORK.

  DROP OFF A GIRL WHO NEEDED HELP. I MADE SURE SHE GOT INTO HER HOUSE TO GET SOME BELONGINGS AND GOT OUT. IT WAS EASY TO ACCESS THE HOUSE......THE COPS KICKED IN THE DOOR LAST NIGHT.

  GAVE SOME ADVICE TO A MALE FRIEND ABOUT DIVORCE.

  STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO FIX A BUBBLING DECK AND A LOOSE TOILET PAPER HOLDER.  MY NEPHEWS ALWAYS CRACK ME UP.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I TESTED THE NEW OUTLET AND EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING FINE. SOMETIMES IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT PLEASE ME.

 PICK UP MY YOUNGEST FROM WORK AND HEAD HOME. WE PLAY WITH THE PUP FOR A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THE DOG IS SO DAMN HAPPY TO SEE US.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH SOME EPISODES OF SCHITT'S CREEK. THEY WERE GOOD.

  WHEELS GOES TO BED BEFORE ME WHICH IS RARE.  FOR SOME REASON I COULD NOT SLEEP.  I END UP GIVING A RIDE FOR MY ELDEST LATE NIGHT TO A LOCAL PUB.

  BACK HOME I STAY UP PAST 2AM. FINALLY I TOLD MYSELF I HAD TO GET IN BED AT LEAST. I WAS UP AT LEAST TWICE AND MAN DID 6AM COME AROUND QUICK.

 WEDNESDAY         4 - 10 - 19 

 CONTINUE MY QUEST TO KEEP THE GARDENS WEEDED. I NEVER WANT TO ALLOW THEM TO GET AS BAD AS THEY DID LAST YEAR. WE WAITED FOR A LANDSCAPING CREW TO ARRIVE AND THEY WERE 2 1/2 MONTHS LATE FROM THE DATE THEY PROMISED. OUR 3 INCH HIGH WEEDS BECAME 2 FEET HIGH.

  SO , AFTER MY NORMAL RUN OF MORNING PROJECTS AND DRIVING MY KID TO SCHOOL I STARTED THE PROCESS.

  WEED OUTSIDE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. HUNDREDS OF SMALL WEEDS POPPING UP WERE DE-ROOTED.  IT IS A TEDIOUS PROCESS BUT I HAVE NOTICED EACH TIME I WEED THERE ARE LESS PLANTS. BUT CUTTING 1,000 WEEDS DOWN TO 700 DOES NOT SEEM LIKE A LESS PROBLEM.

  YOUNGEST HELPS ME FILL TRASHCAN WITH WEEDS. ALWAYS A JOY TO HANG WITH THIS KID.

  IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS I HAVE WATCHED A NETFLIX TV SERIES CALLED " OUR PLANET ". IT IS A DOCUMENTARY ON PLANTS , ANIMALS , INSECTS , AND THE PLANET. NARRATED BY DAVID ATTENBOROUGH.  IT IS VERY GOOD. THE FILMING IN CRYSTAL CLEAR AND SOME VIDEO IS JUST DOWNRIGHT AMAZING.  EVEN MORE EYE OPENING IS HOW WE ARE LOSING THE RAIN FORESTS. THE 2 LARGEST HAVE LOST 75% AND 50% RESPECTIVELY.  SEA ICE IN THE SUMMER TIME WILL BE NON EXISTENT IN 10 YEARS.  THIS AFFECTS OUR PLANET BIG TIME. BUT..............OUR ORANGEY PRESIDENT THINKS DIFFERENT ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND THIS OTHER NONSENSE SO I AM NOT WORRIED.

 SPEAKING OF ORANGE. ORANGUTANS POPULATION HAS DROPPED 75% DUE TO RAIN FOREST BEING KNOCKED DOWN.

  OH , ONE MORE " OUR PLANET " SCENE THAT WAS DAMN BRUTAL. THIS ONE ISLAND WAS PACKED WITH WALRUS......EVERY SQUARE INCH. THEY CLIMB OVER EACH OTHER AND SOME SMALLER ONES GET CRUSHED. EVEN WORSE.......THESE 2,000+ POUND ANIMALS WOULD CLIMB UP CLIFFS TO FIND SPACE. THEIR EYE SIGHT IS POOR SO THEY CAN SEE OTHER WALRUS IN THE WATER BELOW. SO THEY TRY TO CLIMB BACK DOWN.......NOT GOOD. THEY SHOW WALRUS FALLING FROM CLIFFS.......HEART BREAKING.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND ORDER PRODUCT.  I GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND EVEN GAVE 2 PATRONS A RIDE HOME.

  BACK HOME WE WIND DOWN AND WATCH A COUPLE OF EPISODES OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ". AGAIN , THE WRITING IS VERY CLEVER.

  PHILLIES LOSE BY 2 TOUCHDOWNS.....ABSOLUTELY BLOW.

  76ERS WIN BIG AND SECURE THE NUMBER 3 SEED. THEY WILL PLAY THE BROOKLYN NETS IN THE 1ST ROUND. WE SPLIT THE SERIES DURING THE YEAR AND THIS TEAM IS NO JOKE. OH , ONE MORE THING, EMBIID MIGHT MISS THE FIRST GAME OR EVEN THE WHOLE SERIES. GUESS THEY DID NOT DO THE " LOAD MANAGEMENT THING QUITE RIGHT."

  HAD A DREAM I WAS WORKING WITH QUEEN LATIFAH. I WAS HELPING HER CLEAN UP HER HOUSE AND OTHER ODD JOBS. WHEN REMOVING OLD CLOTHES I NOTICED SHE HAD DRAWERS OF CASH. THESE LONG DRAWERS PULLED OUT AND THE CASH WAS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED PERFECTLY. STARTING WITH ONE DOLLAR BILLS AND TO THE BACK OF THE DRAWER 100 DOLLAR BILLS.

  THURSDAY        4 - 11 - 19

 IT'S BONDING......COST $80 , BUT IT'S BONDING.

 OUTSIDE AGAIN WITH THE PUP.  I AM TRYING TO STAY AHEAD OF THIS WEEDING THING. I RE-WEED THE FIRST 4 GARDENS I DID LAST WEEK.  I START WEEDING THE 5TH GARDEN AND THE MAILMAN STOPS AND SAY , " OH I LIKE THOSE PURPLE FLOWERS BUT I KNOW THEY ARE WEEDS." I REPLY , " YEAH THEY DO GROW VERY FAST. " HE SAYS , " THEY WILL HELP WITH RAIN RUN-OFF AND THE BEES USE THEM."  I GO BACK TO WEEDING AND I THOUGHT , " MAYBE I WILL DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. "  THESE PURPLE WEEDS ARE SPREAD OUT THROUGH THE ENTIRE FRONT GARDEN. I DECIDE TO WEED A RECTANGLE AND IT ACTUALLY CAME OUT NICE. MOST LIKELY I WILL DO THE SAME RECTANGLE ARRANGEMENT AT THE FAR END OF THE GARDEN TOMORROW.

  I TESTED MY MULCHING TOOL AND I AM MANEUVERING MY WAY AROUND A TOP CHICKEN WIRE OF THE GARDEN. I SAY TO MYSELF , " WHY THE HELL DO I HAVE THIS TOP WIRE.......WE DO NOT HAVE A RABBIT ANYMORE ? "  I REMOVE THE CHICKEN WIRE AND ROLL IT UP. IT WILL BE STORED IN THE GARAGE UNTIL THE NEXT RABBIT.

  I LOAD UP THE WEEDS AND FILL ANOTHER TRASHCAN.

  TAKE A NICE SHOWER AND HANG OUT A LITTLE BIT. I WAS PRETTY TIRED ALREADY AND IT'S ONLY 3PM.

  A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO WORK AND HANG OUT. IT WAS A NICE " JUST JAM " NIGHT WITH A FAIR AMOUNT OF MUSICIANS SHOWING UP.

 MY ELDEST SHOWS UP AND PARKS HER JEEP IN THE BACK LOT. I GIVE HER A RIDE DOWN THE STREET TO ANOTHER BAR. I TOLD HER , " THIS CUTS ME MAN.....CUTS ME DEEP. "

 THE MUSICIANS ROLL OUT AND I TEXT MY KID BEFORE MIDNIGHT. I PICK HER UP AND DRIVE HER BACK TO THE NAIL. SHE DRIVES THE JEEP HOME WHILE I FOLLOW HER.  AT HOME WE BOTH TAKE A RIDE TO A LOCAL BAR.  WE PASS " KELLYS " AND THERE IS A LINE OF VILLANOVA STUDENTS TO GET IN. THEY ALL LOOK 15 YEARS OLD.

  WE STOP AT THE GROG AND MY KID WANTS ME TO COME IN. SHE KNOWS SOME FRIENDS AND INTRODUCES ME. WE CHILL FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR AND I HAVE TO HEAD HOME.  THE BILL......$61.  I GAVE A $22 TIP. THEIR PRICES ARE REALLY HIGH BUT 30 MINUTES IN A GROUP OF 30 VILLANOVA KIDS ENTER. THE DOORMAN " CARDS " THEM IN SECONDS. HALF LOOK UNDER 21.......I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD. ANOTHER THING......IT IS SUPER LOUD IN THERE. I DID ENJOY BONDING WITH MY KID. IT IS RARE A KID ACTUALLY WANTS TO HANG OUT WITH HER DAD FOR A LITTLE BIT. SHE THANKED ME SEVERAL TIMES.

  BACK HOME I HAVE A GLASS OF RED WINE AND SOME CHEESE. I HEAD TO BED.  MY LONG DAY AND NIGHT HAS ENDED.

   FRIDAY      4 - 12 - 19

  LESSON LEARNED....................

  I WANTED TO DO SOME MORE OUTSIDE WEEDING BUT THE DAY DID NOT GO AS EXPECTED. SO , I DID OTHER STUFF.

  UP EARLY AS ALWAYS AND GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL.  I LIKE DRIVING THE KID AND MESSING WITH HER. I ALWAYS SAY TO HER , " YOU KNOW......I JUST LOVE LOOKING AT YOU. "

  MID MORNING AND OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR BEER LINE CLEANING GIRL.  IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO GET TOGETHER. I GET SOME THINGS DONE.

  GET A CALL THAT THE BAND SPIDER RICO WANTS TO DO A RE-UNION SHOW AT THE NAIL. THIS WOULD BE A FUN NIGHT. THE LAST TIME THEY PLAYED WAS 11 YEARS AGO.

  RETURN HOME AND BEGIN WORKING ON A JEEP HATCH WINDOW.  THIS WINDOW HAS BEEN MAJORLY SQUEAKING FOR OVER 4+ YEARS. MANY TIMES I WEDGED A WOOD SHIM IN THE GASKET OR WEATHER STRIPPING OF THE WINDOW TO SILENCE IT. BUT......IT ALWAYS FALL OUT. I CAN NOT DRIVE THE CAR 30 SECONDS WITHOUT IT SQUEAKING LOUDLY AND MAN IT IS ANNOYING.  I BEGIN THE PROCESS OF TROUBLE SHOOTING THIS PROBLEM ALOT MORE CLOSELY. I AM JUST SICK OF IT. IT ENDS UP A NUT WAS MISSING ON A BOLT TO HOLD A CLAMP SECURELY. IT TOOK ME 45 MINUTES TO FIND THE RIGHT NUT. I FIX THE JEEP WINDOW AND GO INSIDE TO LAY DOWN. THAN MY PHONE GOES OFF.

 RETURN TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SODA TECH. HE TELLS ME 1:15PM AND HE ARRIVES AT 2PM. HE IS A REALLY GOOD GUY BUT I WAS A LITTLE PEEVED ABOUT THIS TARDINESS.  THE FUNNY THING IS I WENT TO LAY ON THE COUCH AND SAY TO WHEELS , " WATCH MY PHONE GO OFF SINCE I AM LAYING DOWN.  2 MINUTES LATER....IT WENT OFF. ANYWAY , THE SILVER LINING THAT OUR SODA TECH WAS 45 MINUTES LATE IS ME GETTING ALOT OF THINGS DONE TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 RETURN HOME A 2ND TIME TO CHILL. I WANTED TO TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE BUT I ALSO WANTED TO TAKE THE JEEP TO SEE IF THE WINDOW WOULD NOT SQUEAK.....IT DID NOT. I ALSO FIXED THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS.

  INSIDE I WIND DOWN AND TRY TO REST. WHEELS HAS HER TWO BEST FRIENDS OVER TO GO FOR A WALK. SHE ALSO TOOK OUR PUP TO THE VET TO GET HER NAILS CLIPPED. IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE HER FRIENDS.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A 3RD TIME. I WATCH THE PHILLIES BOUNCE BACK AND WIN A GAME EASILY........9 - 1. IT IS THE LOWLY MARLINS SO ANYTHING LESS THAN TAKING 2 OUT 3 GAMES IN THIS SERIES WOULD BE BAD.

  76ERS LIST EMBIID AS " DOUBTFUL " FOR TOMORROWS' 1ST PLAYOFF GAME. I PREDICT 76ERS LOSE IN 5.

  THE RAIN COMES AND IT SUCKS. I LOAD IN THE BAND AND IT IS A VERY SLOW NIGHT. MAN IT IS SO NOT FUN. IT ALWAYS PUTS ME IN A MELANCHOLY MOOD.

  ON THE WAY HOME I PASS OUR LOCAL PUB AND IT HAS A HUGE 25 YARD LINE TO GET IN. THEY ARE ALL VILLANOVA STUDENTS AND LOOK 18 YEARS OLD. APPARENTLY THE BAR WAS HAVING A 50 CENT BEER SPECIAL.

  ARRIVE HOME MELLOW AND GRAB A DRINK. I PLACE IT ON AN END TABLE AND JUST WHEN I AM ABOUT TO SIT DOWN MY ELDEST SAYS , "CAN YOU DRIVE ME TO THE BAR PAST THE NAIL ? "

  I PUT MY DRINK IN THE FRIDGE AND GET IN THE CAR. MY KID GETS IN THE CAR AND I SLOWLY MOVE THE VEHICLE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY. I SAY TO HER , " DO I SAVE 1 MINUTE AND GO STRAIGHT OR GO AROUND THE BLOCK ? " THE KID DOESN'T ANSWER AND I DRIVE STRAIGHT. THE PROBLEM IS OUR STREET TURNED INTO A ONE WAY ABOUT 10 MONTHS AGO. THE MAIN STREET IS 100 FEET FROM OUR DRIVEWAY. NOW WE MUST DRIVE AROUND 3 BLOCKS TO GET TO THIS MAIN STREET. IT IS NUISANCE BUT IT DOES MAKE SENSE SINCE CARS USED TO WHIP AROUND THE CORNER WHEN IT WAS NOT A ONE WAY STREET.

  ANYWAY , I SWING THE VEHICLE FAR RIGHT JUST IN CASE SOME ONE DRIVES UP THE ONE WAY. I AM ON THE MAIN STREET IN LESS THAN 3 SECONDS. WE DRIVE PAST THE PACKED BAR AND I SHOW THE HUGE UNDERAGE VILLANOVA KIDS GETTING INTO THE BAR TO MY ELDEST.  WE DRIVE ANOTHER 3 BLOCKS AND THAN......RED AND BLUE  FLASHING LIGHTS. I SWING MY CAR OFF TO THE SIDE AND THE COP PULLS BEHIND ME. I SAY TO MY KID , " DID I GO THROUGH A RED LIGHT WHILE STARING AT THE LONG LINE OF KIDS OR SOMETHING ? " I REALLY DID NOT KNOW.

  THE COPS ASKED FOR LICENSE AND REGISTRATION WHICH I HAVE READY. SHE RETURNS AND TELLS ME , " I CAN'T BELIEVE I SAW YOU DRIVE DOWN A ONE WAY STREET. "  I THOUGHT FOR SURE SHE LET ME OFF WITH A WARNING. NOT HAPPENING AND LESSON LEARNED...........$180 FINE.

 DRIVE MY KID PAST THE DEAD NAIL AND TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET. I RETURN HOME COMPLETELY BUMMING OUT.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF BROCKMIRE AND ONE EPISODE OF SCHITT'S CREEK. BOTH WERE CLEVER WRITING AND FUNNY. I DID NOT LAUGH ONE TIME.

   SATURDAY      4 - 13 - 19

  TRYING TO SHAKE THIS MELANCHOLINESS..........MAYBE THE 76ERS OR PHILLIES WOULD HELP ?

  WHEELS AND YOUNGEST VISIT A COLLEGE FOR ORIENTATION AND OTHER THINGS. OUR KID ACTUALLY WON A RAFFLE. THEY REALLY LIKED THE  UNIVERSITY. I DROPPED THEM OFF AND PICKED THEM UP AT THE TRAIN STATION.

  WATCHED THE 76ERS ABSOLUTELY SUCK ASS. HOW DID BROOKLYN EVER LOSE A GAME ? FUCKING BEST TEAM EVER. THEY WENT ON A 20 - 1 RUN AND I TURNED IT OFF.

  SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP TODAY. ALWAYS NICE.

  HELP PREP PACK FOR OUR YOUNGEST. HER AND FRIENDS ARE TRAVELING TO MY FAVORITE PLACE. THEY ARRIVED SAFELY AND I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD THAT THESE KIDS ARE GROWING UP SO FAST. THEY ARE GOOD KIDS AND WHEELS AND I ALWAYS TALKED THAT SOME DAY THEY WILL BE TRAVELING AND MORE. THAT DAY HAS COME SO FAST.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND DO THE DOOR. 6 BANDS CAME THROUGH AND EVERYONE WAS COOL.  I MOVED BANDS PERFECTLY. AGAIN , LOVE THE NEW MIXING BOARD. 

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW IS SUNDAY AT 6PM. HOPING WE DO NOT RUN INTO PROBLEMS AGAIN.

  BAND HAS A SMALL BUS AND ASKS ME TO SIGN THE INTERIOR. I ASK MY BARTENDER TO JOIN ME. WE GO INSIDE THE BUS AND THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF SIGNATURES AND PENIS DRAWINGS. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. WE GAVE OUR AUTOGRAPHS AND POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK.

  THE NIGHT REALLY MOVED WELL. BY MIDNIGHT THE LAST BAND PLAYED THEIR LAST SONG. I HAD A GOOD TIME WORKING WITH THE BARTENDER BUT MAN WERE MY LEGS HURTING. I AM ALWAYS STANDING , MOVING , WALKING , OPENING DOORS , GOING HALFWAY DOWN THE BLOCK TO MOVE CARS FROM GETTING TOWED , AND MORE. MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE WAS PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM LITTERING CIGARETTE BUTTS. I AM JUST AMAZED I TELL THEM 5 TIMES AND THEY STILL LITTER.

  PHILLIES GET SMOKED BY THE WORSE TEAM IN THE DIVISION.......F'N BLOW.

 ELDEST VISITS ME AT THE NAIL AND THAN I GIVE HER A RIDE TO ANOTHER BAR. I PAST KELLYS AND 5 POLICE OFFICERS ARE ACTUALLY HELPING ORGANIZE LINES ENTERING THEIR BAR. I FUCKING JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.  100'S OF KIDS UNDERAGE GETTING HELPED INTO A BAR......BY THE COPS.

 BACK HOME I WIND DOWN AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. 2AM THE DOG FREAKS OUT AND I AM UP BY 7AM......NICE.

  SUNDAY      4 - 14 - 19

 LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW RETURNED AND IT WAS A FUN SHOW. WE TALK POLICE ENCOUNTERS. OH MAN.......DO WE TELL STORIES ALONG WITH THE BAND MEMBERS AND SOME PATRONS. WE MUST THANK JEEPERS CREEPERS , RASAN AND THE HEYDAY , RAPLH PAGANO BAND , ANDREW OF MIDHEAVEN AND 2 LOCAL PATRONS BRANDON AND CHEETIE.  BRANDON USED THE " F " WORD 22 TIMES IN 4 MINUTES.

  I ALSO MUST THANK A PATRON WHO RELIGIOUSLY LISTENS TO OUR SHOW AND SAID , " HE HAS TO HEAR EVERY SHOW ".  KINDA MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD.

 CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN AND WHEELS SAYS , " THIS IS EXCITING ". WE MET AN OLD LADY IN A RITE AID PARKING LOT TO PURCHASE A DOG NAIL GRINDER FOR $10.  SHE OFFERED A CAT COLLAR FOR $8 BUT WHEELS DENIED IT. WHAT SPARKED THIS WAS OUR PUP GETTING HER NAILS CLIPPED FOR $20.  THIS PROCESS TOOK ABOUT 11 SECONDS. THERE IS ONE THING I HAVE TROUBLE WITH AND THAT IS CUTTING OUR PUPS NAILS. SO.....A GRINDER MADE SENSE. I PRICED THEM ONLINE AND THEY ARE ABOUT $22 PLUS SHIPPING. I GO TO CRAIGSLIST AND THERE IS ONLY ONE FOR SALE AND BRAND NEW IN THE BOX AND THEY LIVE 5 MINUTES FROM US.. TO MY SURPRISE THE LADY RESPONDED INSTANTLY. IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR WE WERE MEETING IN A DRUG STORE'S PARKING LOT TO MAKE THE EXCHANGE..........EXCITING.

  PHILLIES WITH A VERY NICE EXTRA INNING WIN OVER A CRAPPY TEAM.......WE'LL TAKE IT.

  TEXTING OR CALLING MY YOUNGEST 11 TIMES TODAY. THEY SEEM TO BE HAVING A REALLY FUN TIME. 

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO THE RADIO SHOW AND CHILL ALITTLE BIT.

  BACK HOME AND A QUICK DINNER. I WAS JONESING FOR A HAMBURGER. THE HUGE BURGERS I GOT A RESTAURANT DEPOT WERE PREFECT. SO NEED TO BBQ THEM.

  ONLY ONE SHOW TO WATCH TONIGHT........GAME......OF........THRONES !!!!  MY BROTHER AND HIS WIFE POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF THEM ALL DRESSED UP AS THE KING OF THE NORTH AND THE DRAGON QUEEN.  ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS !!!

  OH.....GAME OF THRONES WAS EXCELLENT.  AT 27 MILLION DOLLARS PER EPISODE YOU EXPECT IT AND IT DELIVERS.

  MONDAY        4 - 15 - 19

  SOMETHING'S MAKE ME HAPPY......RE-UNION SHOWS. I AM HONORED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FRIENDS FROM SPIDER RICO WILL BE ON THE EAST COAST IN JUNE. WE HAVE CONFIRMED FRIDAY JUNE 21ST.  THIS WILL BE A VERY FUN NIGHT.

  OK....MY DAY.

  76ERS BOUNCE THE " F " BACK AND SMOKE THE NETS. I THOUGHT THE NETS WERE INVINCIBLE BUT THE 76ERS TOOK THEIR HEADS OUT OF THEIR ASSES AND JUMPED ON THEM ,STOMPED THEM , AND BROKE THEIR NECK.  IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE FINALLY.  A RECORD 3RD QUARTER AND A RECORD HIGH POINTS IN A PLAYOFF GAME.

 PHILLIES SUCK ASS AND WE CAN NEVER BEAT THE DAMN FUCKING METS. WE LOSE AGAIN TO THEM AND THEIR FUCKING IRRITATING FUCKING MET FANS.

 IT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY AND WINDY BUT I DECIDE TO CUT THE LAWN. MY RIDING MOWER STARTED RIGHT UP AND THAT IS ALWAYS A HUGE PLUS. NEXT I FOUGHT MY SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER A LITTLE BIT BUT GOT THAT DONE. THAN , I HAVE BEEN CHARGING MY WEED WHACKER FOR 2 DAYS AND IT WORKS SO DAMN NICE. I GOT EVERYTHING COMPLETE AND THE LAWN LOOKS GOOD. FUNNY.....AFTER THE RIDING MOWER I TOLD MYSELF I WOULD NOT DO ANY MORE BUT I JUST KEPT GOING. I AM GLAD I DID.

  WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME AND I EDIT THE RADIO SHOW. IT TOOK ME 4 TIMES LONGER BECAUSE ONE GUEST USED THE " F " WORD 24 TIMES. THE SHOW IS DONE AND UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE. I WILL UPLOAD IT TO THE GOOGLE ACCOUNTS TOMORROW FOR FANS TO DOWNLOAD.

  TAKE A BREAK AND PLAY ONE FINAL MOVE ON AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME. A PLAYER WAS SHOCKED WHEN ON MY FINAL PLAY I MADE A 7 LETTER TRIPLE PLAY 90 POINT MOVE TO COME FROM BEHIND BY 65 POINTS TO WIN THE GAME. HE CHATTED ME AND WAS PRETTY FUNNY IN HIS RESPONSE. IT IS JUST A GAME BUT IT WAS FUN.

  WHEELS ORDERS ME NEW SWEAT SHORTS.....I LOVE THEM. THEY ARE SOFT , SLEEK , AND WHEELS CAN EASILY SLIDE HER HAND RIGHT UP THE LEG WHENEVER SHE WANTS.

  MESSING WITH MY YOUNGEST TO SEND ME PICTURES FROM THEIR GET AWAY TRIP WITH HER FRIENDS. I WAS CALLED A " NUDGE " SEVERAL TIMES.

 WHEELS AND I SEARCH FOR BIRD FEEDERS. GOOD GOD IT TOOK FOREVER TO FIND THEM.

  OFF TO THE NAIL FOR SOLO ACTS AND BANDS. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT FOR A MONDAY.

  BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH 2 MGD BEERS. I WAS TIRED SO BY 1AM I WAS OFF TO BED. DOG BARKING AT 2AM DID NOT HELP.

  TUESDAY    4 - 16 - 19

  1AM .......2AM.........3AM LISTEN TO SPORTS RADIO..........4AM STILL LISTENING TO SPORTS RADIO.......5AM....MILES GET UP. BLOW.

  IT IS OFFICIAL SPIDER RICO WILL BE PLAYING HERE ON FRIDAY JUNE 21ST. THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

  BEAUTIFUL DAY SO I DECIDE TO HEAD OUTSIDE FOR ALMOST 4 HOURS. THE PUP JOINS ME AND SO DOES MY ELDEST.  WE FINISH THE WEEDING AND ALL THE GARDENS LOOK GOOD. THIS YEAR I WILL ATTEMPT TO STAY ON TOP OF THE WEEDS.

  INSIDE I DO SOME COMPUTER WORK. I HAVE MY LEGS UP ON A BARSTOOL AND SHOW WHEELS MY LEGS. I LOVE MY LEGS AND FEET. YEARS AGO A GIRL WATCHING ME PLAY SOFTBALL SAID , " I LOVE YOUR LEGS. " ANYWAY ,   WHEELS MAKES A YUCKY FACE SAYS , " OH MY GOD. YOU DON'T WEAR SHOES WHEN WEEDING ? " I REPLY , " I LIKE TO BE ONE WITH THE EARTH. " I LATER SHOWERED.

  A RENTER STOPS BY TO DROP OFF A RENT CHECK. SHE TALKS TO MY NEIGHBOR AND ASKS HOW THE BALL GAME WAS. HE REPLIED , " IT WAS GREAT. WE WERE AT THE 3RD BASE LINE ABOUT 20 ROWS IN. WE HAD A FOUL BALL HIT NEAR US. ".  I JUST SMIRKED SAID TO MYSELF , " I'LL BE IN A SUITE TOMORROW FOR FREE. "

  SPEAKING OF FREE SUITE. I HATE MY DAD'S BLOOD WHICH IS IN ME AND HIS ALWAYS NEGATIVE FIRST REACTIONS. I FIND OUT WHEELS AND I WERE OFFERED TO GO TO A GAME IN THE PRIVATE SUITE WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES. I ASK IF THE KIDS CAN GO AND THEY WERE NOT INVITED. I TOLD WHEELS I DO WANT TO GO THAN. IMAGINE THAT ? I COULD SIT WITH FORMER PLAYERS , FREE FOOD & BOOZE , FREE V.I.P PARKING , AND BE TREATED LIKE A ROCK STAR AND I RATHER BE WITH MY KIDS. I MUST BEAN IDIOT. WHEELS CALMED ME DOWN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A NICE RIDE. I PREPPED AND CHANGED THE MARQUEE. PEOPLE HONKING AT ME AS I AM ON THE LADDER. I AM NOT SURE IF THEY KNOW ME AND SAYING HELLO OR TRYING TO SCARE ME OFF THE LADDER.

  HANG OUT AND PLAY A GAME OF POOL WITH MY ELDEST. I RAN THE TABLE. THE KID SAYS , " I GOT ONE TURN AND IT WAS BREAKING. " I REPLIED , " THAT'S WHAT 7'S DO. " ( A 7 IS THE HIGHEST RANK IN THE A.P.A. POOL LEAGUE. HUNDREDS OF PLAYERS AND ONLY A HANDFUL REACH THIS LEVEL. )

  RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE HOME AND SOME COLLEGE PRETTY GIRL PUTS HER THUMB OUT FOR A RIDE. SHE HAD LONG BLONDE SWIRLY HAIR PAST HER ASS. I WAS DAMN CLOSE TO PULLING OVER. I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND KNEW IF I TOOK OFF MY HELMET FOR HER TO USE SHE SEE MY FAT BALD HEAD. THAN RIDING WITH ME SHE HAVE TO PUT HER HANDS AROUND MY WAIST AND FEEL MY HUGE FAT FATTY FAT FAT STOMACH. SO I DROVE RIGHT BY AND JUST GAVE A HEAD NOD. YEP.....I THOUGHT OF ALL OF THAT IN THE 4 SECONDS DRIVING BY HER HITCH HIKING THUMB. #I'MALOSERFATTYFAT.

  BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES SMOKE THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF THE METS. THEY SCORED 10 FRIGGIN' RUNS IN THE 1ST INNING. MAN IT WAS NICE TO SEE SINCE THE METS ALWAYS KICK OUR ASS.

  YOUNGEST ARRIVES HOME FROM THE POCONOS WITH HER FRIENDS. THE PUP AND US GREET THEM. THEY WERE TOO FUNNY. OF COURSE I APOLOGIZED FOR HARASSING THEM A COUPLE OF TIMES WITH TEXTS AND ASKING THEM TO SEND ME FUN PICTURES. THEY ARE REALLY GOOD KIDS.

  YOUNGEST SETTLES IN AND WITHIN MINUTES I AM SNUGGLING WITH HER ON HER BED. WE TALKED ABOUT HER VACATION AND OTHER STUFF. I HATED NOT DOING THIS FOR THE PAST 5 DAYS. IT WAS PURE JOY JUST TO HOLD THE KID AND ANNOY HER. IT WAS ONLY MINUTES UNTIL SHE CALLED ME A " NUDGE. "

  WHEELS AND I WATCH THE PHILLIES AND AN EPISODE OF SCHITT'S CREEK. BOTH WERE GOOD.

  I SLEPT REALLY GOOD FOR 2 HOURS THAN.................( SEE ABOVE ).

  PART 1 - I AM IN NEW YORK AND TRYING TO GET BACK TO PHILLY. IT DID NOT TAKE LONG BEFORE A GUY WITH A GUN TRY TO ROB ME AND ANOTHER MAN WAITING FOR THE TRAIN. THE ROBBER WAS TWITCHY AND SEEMED HESITANT SO I GOT PISSED AND WENT COMPLETELY CODE RED. I GRABBED HIS GUN AND WE STRUGGLED WITH IT FOR JUST SECONDS. I TURNED HIS WRIST WITH THE GUN TOWARDS HIS BELLY AND THE GUY GOT SUPER FRIGHTENED WHEN THE WEAPON WAS POINTED AT HIM. I SCREAM , " GIMME THAT FUCKING GUN YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE. OH ...........YOU DON'T LIKE THAT DO YA !!! ".  I TAKE THE GUN AND BEGIN PISTOL WHIPPING HIM. I MEAN I FUCKING GOING APE SHIT ON HIS HEAD. I REPEATEDLY SMASH HIS FACE AND HEAD UNTIL HE IS NOT MOVING ANYMORE.  I DUMP HIM IN A TRASHCAN AND SAY ," AND THAT'S WHERE YOU FUCKING BELONG. " THE OTHER MAN THANKS ME AND SHOWS ME WHERE TO GET THE PHILLY TRAIN. I FOLLOW HIM.

  PART II - THIS GUY I SAVED LEADS ME THROUGH WALLS OF A CONCRETE MAZE AND A SMALL PLANK. I SEE MOVING BLOCKS OF CINDER ABOUT 12 FEET LONG. PEOPLE ARE JUMPING ON THEM AS THEY GLIDE ALONG THE RAIL ROAD TRACK. THE GUY TELLS ME TO JUMP ON ONE.  I JUMP AND BALANCE MYSELF ON THESE MOVING PIECES OF CEMENT. THEY LOOK LIKE THE BARRIERS YOU SEE IN PARKING LOTS. I GLIDE ALONG WITH MANY OTHER PEOPLE TOO. THE GUY TELLS ME WE HAVE TO GET OFF AT THE NEXT STOP. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DO SO I JOIN THEM. I FOLLOW THE BIG CROWD UP SOME STAIRS AND THROUGH A GENERAL STORE. PEOPLE ARE JUST CUTTING THROUGH TO GET TO THE NEXT TRAIN. I RECOGNIZE THE OWNER FOR IT IS AN OLD GIRL FRIEND NAMED LORI M. SHE IS PISSED NO ONE IS BUYING ANYTHING SO SHE LOCKS THE DOOR AND PREVENTS PEOPLE FROM COMING IN. SHE WAS ANGRY SO I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING AND FOLLOWED ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE OUT THE EXIT DOOR.

 PART III - FOLLOWING THE CROWD WE COME UP STEPS AND TO A PLANK AGAIN. THERE ARE ONLY 2 GUYS WAITING FOR THE TRAIN. I SEE WHITE TAPE GOING UP THE STEPS AND WRITTEN ON THE TAPE IS THE WORD " PHILADELPHIA ". I SEE THE 2 GUYS AND ASK , " IS THIS THE STOP FOR PHILLY ? ". ONE GUY POINTS AND SAYS , " YOU SEE THE TAPE RIGHT ? "  I SAY TO HIM , " YOU LOOK LIKE A GUY I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH. HIS NAME WAS RICH L. " THE YOUNG GUY SPINS AND SAYS , " YEAH , I'M HIS SON AND HERE IS MY DAD. " THE DAD AKA RICH COMES OUT FROM A SIDE WALL AND I SAY HELLO AND SHAKE HIS HAND. WE BOARD THE TRAIN AND I SEE SIGNS FOR I-95 SOUTH. I FINALLY REALIZE I AM HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION HOME...................dream ends.

   WEDNESDAY        4 - 17 - 19

  MIKE , MIKE , MIKE, MIKE , MIKE.................WHAT SUITE IS IT ?

  TRASH MEN TAKES ALL OUR CANS FULL OF WEEDS.......THANK YOU.

  WHEELS AND I WORK HALF DAYS AND THAN......PHILLIES !!! 

  WE STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE , THAN ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE AND THAN TO THE GAME.  ALMOST 40,000 FANS PACKED CITIZEN'S BANK PARK AND THANKFULLY WE BEAT THE STINKIN' METS TO TAKE THE SERIES 2 - 1. I HATE THE METS , BUT I HATE THEIR FANS MORE.

  WE GET THE ROYAL TREATMENT WHICH IS JUST SO DAMN COOL.

  HERE WE GO :

 - V.I.P. PARKING. THEY HAVE 2 GUARDS WITH 2 DOGS TO SNIFF EACH CAR FOR DRUGS WHEN WE ENTERED. WE ARE TOLD TO PARK IN A WEIRD SPOT BUT ONCE A CERTAIN NAME WAS MENTIONED.........IT CHANGED.

 - IN THE PRIVATE ELEVATOR TO THE SUITE.  WE ARE THE ONLY ONES THERE.

 - FOOD - CHEESE STEAKS , TURKEY CLUBS , VEGGIE TRAY , 2 AWESOME CHIPS WITH DIPS , COOKIES. WE ARRIVED AND NO FOOD WAS OUT. ONE PHONE CALL AND 5 ATTENDANTS WERE RUNNING TO SET IT UP AND APOLOGIZING.

 - BOOZE - GOOD SELECTION OF BEER AND WINE.  WE HAD OTHER BOOZE BUT NO ONE DRANK IT.

 - PLAYBOOKS , HATS , AND WE GOT TAKE HOME A TON OF FOOD.

 - TV'S , TABLES , CHAIRS , BATHROOM , KITCHEN , INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SEATING , AND MORE IN THE SUITE.

 - THE PHILLIES WIN A VERY EXCITING GAME 3 - 2.....THANK GOODNESS.

 - KINDA COOL - AFTER THE GAME THEY ANNOUNCED PEOPLE OVER 55 CAN WALK THE BASES ON THE FIELD. USUALLY THEY DO THIS FOR KIDS BUT IT WAS REVERSED TODAY.  IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL AND PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS AND BLIND PEOPLE ( WHO WE WENT UP IN THE ELEVATOR WITH ) GOT TO GO ON THE FIELD AND WALK THE BASES AND TAKE PICTURES. I WILL SAY OVER 5,000 PEOPLE WALKED THE BASES INCLUDING WHEELS AND SOME FAMILY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.  WE SAW THE LINE MOVING GOOD AND WAITED 30 MINUTES JUST TO SEE OUR FAMILY. ANOTHER 20 MINUTES WE WAITED FOR THEM TO COME BACK UP TO THE SUITE. ANOTHER 20 MINUTES WE LEFT AND THE LINE WAS STILL GOING !!!

 - WHAT WAS VERY COOL. I GOT A GOOD PICTURE OF WHEELS AND FAMILY AT HOME PLATE ON THE FIELD ON THE FANAVISION. I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK AND A TON OF FAMILY REACTED. I ALSO FOUND OUT MY BROTHER'S SISTER-IN-LAW HAS SEASON TICKETS. SHE RESPONDED ON FACEBOOK TOO.

 - POWER -  I SEE A PHILLIES EMPLOYEE CLOSING UP ALL THE SUITES. HE GETS TO OURS AND TELL US , " HEY , YOU HAVE TO LEAVE. " MY FAMILY MEMBER SAYS ONE WORD AND THE WORKER SAYS , " OH , I'M SORRY I DIDN'T KNOW.....STAY AS LONG AS YOU LIKE. "

 - THE GIRLS RETURN AND OUR GREETED BY AN IDIOT.

THE STORY :

 - IDIOT - A GUY COMES INTO OUR SUITE AFTER THE GAME. WE ARE WAITING FOR THE GIRLS TO GET BACK FROM WALKING THE BASES ON THE FIELD. HE IS DRUNK AND TALKS WAY TOO LOUD AND WAY TOO MUCH.....HIS NAME IS MIKE. I THOUGHT MY FAMILY MEMBER KNEW HIM BUT AFTER 5 MINUTES I ASKED HIM. HE SAID NO AND I ESCORTED THE IDIOT OUT. WE WALKS BACK IN AND SAYS , " DID I LEAVE MY WIFE IN HERE ? "  I RESPOND , " YEAH , I AM PRETTY SURE YOUR WIFE IS NOT IN OUR SUITE. " I ESCORT HIM OUT AGAIN.

  IDIOT PART 2 - WE SEE A BAG FULL OF STUFF AND NOTICE IT IS NOT OURS. WE QUICKLY DEDUCE IT IS MIKE'S. WE GRAB IT AND RUN OUT AND HE IS TALKING THE EAR OFF AN EMPLOYEE. I MAKE A JOKE AND SAY , " HEY MIKE !!! WE DIDN'T FIND YOUR WIFE BUT WE FOUND HER BAG. "

  IDIOT PART 3 - WE GO BACK INTO THE SUITE TELLING " MIKE " STORIES AND NOTICE A POCKET BOOK WITH 3 CELL PHONES IN IT. GOOD GOD IT'S MIKES !!!    WE RUN OUTSIDE AND MIKE IS BY THE ELEVATORS. WE GIVE HIM HIS WIFE'S POCKETBOOK AND HE RIDES THE ELEVATOR DOWN WITH US.............DUMB ASS.

  WE ROLL HOME AND ACTUALLY MAKE DECENT TIME HOME CONSIDERING THE GAME TRAFFIC COUPLED WITH REGULAR 5 O'CLOCK RUSH HOUR.

  BACK HOME WE HAVE LEFTOVERS WITH THE KIDS.

  I DECIDE TO GO TO THE NAIL AND GLAD I DID. I GET ALOT OF BAND WORK DONE AND THIS ONE GUY TIPS ME $42. I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY COOL ESPECIALLY AFTER HE SHOOK MY HAND LIKE A GORILLA. I THINK THAT IS SO FUCKING IGNORANT TO SHAKE HANDS LIKE HERMAN THE MUNSTER. BUT I SHOOK IT OFF AND STARTED CLOSING. IT WAS THAN I NOTICED A CELL PHONE. OLD HARD HANDSHAKE GUY FORGOT HIS DAMN PHONE. I RUN OUTSIDE AND HE WAS GONE. I LOOKED AROUND THE PARKING LOTS AND THOUGHT FOR SURE HE WAS BANGING THIS BLONDE MILF HE MET BUT IT WAS NO GO.

 GAVE MY ELDEST A RIDE TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET. IT HURT.

  TEXT MY KID AND I PICK HER UP AFTER 12 MIDNIGHT. DRIVE HER BACK TO THE NAIL TO GET HER CAR AND WE DRIVE HOME FOLLOWING EACH OTHER. I THAN GIVE HER A RIDE TO ANOTHER BAR AND HEAD HOME.

 AT HOME I HAVE SOME NUTS AND A BEER.

  BY 1:15AM I AM TIRED. I GO IN MY BEDROOM AND THE DOG IS LAYING ACROSS MY BED. I LAY SIDE WAYS LIKE A DUMBASS ALL NIGHT. ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ?

 UP AT 3AM BECAUSE MY DAMN C-PAP MACHINE RAN OUT OF WATER. I TOLD MYSELF YESTERDAY TO FILL IT AND FORGOT .......BLOW.

  AT A GOOD SIZE BEACH HOUSE PARTY I START TALKING TO A 20 SOMETHING YEAR OLD GIRL WHO LOOKS EXACTLY REESE WITHERSPOON. SHE IS SO DAMN ADORABLE AND A PIECE OF ASS IN A SHORT BELLY SHIRT AND SHORT DAISY DUKE JEANS. I MAKE HER LAUGH AND WE TALK FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. SHE SAYS TO ME , " WHY DON'T WE GO DOWN TO THE BEACH AND WATCH THE OCEAN ? ". WE WALK TOGETHER AND I NOTICE AND VERY HIGH DROP OFF OF ABOUT 25 FEET TO THE BEACH BELOW. SHE SAYS , " YOU HAVE TO GO LEFT WHERE THERE IS A CUT-THROUGH ACCESS. IF YOU GO RIGHT YOU COME TO THESE CLIFFS. "  WE GO THROUGH THE LEFT ACCESS AND SETTLE IN ON SOME SAND. I PLACE A BEACH BLANKET DOWN AND WE LAY ON IT. I HAVE 2 LARGE TOWELS AND WE WRAP THEM AROUND OURSELVES. SHE SAYS , " I 'M KINDA COLD. " AND SHE MOVES BEHIND AND SPOONS ME AND SAYS , " THIS SHOULD WARM ME UP."  IT MUST LOOK LIKE A CHIHUAHUA BEHIND AN ELEPHANT SEAL. THERE IS NO WAY SHE COULD SEE THE OCEAN. ANYWAY , I PLACE BOTH TOWELS OVER US AND SHE BEGINS TO MOVE HER HANDS ALONG THE SIDES OF MY LEGS AND HIPS. THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD. HOUSTON WE  HAVE LIFTOFF !!

 CONTINUED - WE HEAR KIDS ON THE TOP OF THE CLIFF MESSING AROUND AWFULLY CLOSE TO THE EDGE. I RECOGNIZE THEM AS MY COUSIN'S KIDS. I TELL REESE I HAVE TO GO GET THEM. I RUN OVER TO THE BOTTOM AND ONE OF MY COUSIN'S KIDS SAYS , " UNCLE CHRIS CATCH ME !! " AND HE FRIGGIN' JUMPS !   I CATCH HIM AND HE LAUGHS LIKE IT WAS NOTHING. THE NEXT LITTLE COUSIN SAYS THE SAME THING BUT HE DECIDES TO DO A BACK FLIP. I SCREAM , " STOP !!! "  HE DOES THE FLIP AND I CATCH HIM. THE KID IS LAUGHING HIS ASS OFF THE WHOLE TIME. BOTH KIDS RUN TO THE OCEAN TO SWIM AND PLAY LIKE IT WAS NOTHING JUMPING OFF 25 FOOT CLIFF.

 CONTINUED - I RETURN TO REESE AND SHE IS WAITING FOR ME. SHE WRAPS THE TOWEL AROUND ME AND SNUGGLES SUPER TIGHT. SHE SMELLS LIKE MARSHMALLOWS AND I GET HUNGRY. JUST KIDDING.....I KNOW GOOD THINGS ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO MY PENIS. AGAIN , SHE BEGINS TO RUB ON ME AND IT IS " GO TIME ". I HEAR VOICES AGAIN BUT THIS TIME COMING THROUGH THE ACCESS WALKWAY TO THE BEACH. I SEE IT IS MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND MY 2 KIDS. I TURN TO REESE AND SAY , " HEY ...........I NEED TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. " SHE STOPS ME AND SAYS, " I KNOW. "................dream ends.

  THURSDAY      4 - 18 - 19

  THE NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE......I'M FAT.

 TAKE A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL TO MEET UP WITH A BEER DELIVERY.  I STOCK BEER , BREAK DOWN BOXES , AND SECURE A HAND SOAP DISPENSER TO A WALL IN THE MEN'S ROOM.  IT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR A LONG TIME. I GET SUCH A GOOD FEELING OF SATISFACTION OF FIXING SMALL THINGS. #I'MALOSER.

  THE PATRON WHO GAVE ME A $42 TIP LAST NIGHT AND LEFT HIS PHONE DID CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE NAIL PHONE. I CALLED HIM IMMEDIATELY AND TOLD HIM I WOULD BE HERE FOR 45 MINUTES. HE DROVE FROM SOUTH PHILLY AND RETRIEVED HIS PHONE. HE WAS A PRETTY HAPPY CAMPER AND THANKED ME SEVERAL TIMES. I DID NOT SHAKE HIS HAND.

  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE A PUNCH LIST IN MY BACK POCKET.

 BACK HOME I RIDE AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A NICE WALK AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. MAN WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS TOWNSHIP. SHE ALSO FOUND AN EAGLES SIGN FOR A CAR MOUNT. MY FEET DID HURT AFTER THE WALK. LATER AT THE NAIL I ACTUALLY TOOK MY SNEAKERS OFF AND WALKED IN MY SOCKS BEHIND THE BAR.

  CHILL WITH WHEELS AND ALL OF US GET READY TO MEET UP WITH FAMILY AT TRATTORIA GIUSEPPE. THIS RESTAURANT IS SO DAMN GOOD. THE FOOD IS FRIGGIN' AWESOME. IT CAN BE A LITTLE PRICEY BUT BRINGING YOUR OWN BOOZE HELPS DEFER THAT FINAL BILL. THEY DO HAVE A BAR BUT WE BROUGHT OUR OWN WINE.  I HAD A REALLY NICE TIME CHILLING WITH THE KIDS AND FAMILY.

  OH , WHAT WAS FUNNY WAS OUR ELDEST DROVE WHILE WHEELS AND I SAT IN THE BACK. I LIKED IT. WHEELS RUBBED MY INNER THIGH AND I MADE JOKES. WE GIGGLED WHEN I ASKED OUR ELDEST TO DRIVE AND OUR YOUNGEST INSTANTLY SPRANG TO THE FRONT OF THE CAR TO GET THE FRONT SEAT. SHE WAS GIGGLING THE WHOLE TIME.

  ROLL HOME AND I GO RIGHT TO THE NAIL.  I GET THINGS DONE AND HAVE SOME PEOPLE COME IN. I MET A REGULAR'S FATHER AND HE WAS PRETTY COOL. MAN DOES HE KNOW HIS MUSIC.

  ELDEST STOPS BY AND I GIVE HER A RIDE TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET. MAN THAT HURTS.

  76ERS WITH A HUGE STATEMENT WIN OVER THE NETS IN N.Y. TO GO UP 2 - 1. EMBIID SAT OUT BUT THE 76ERS PRETTY MUCH KEPT THE NETS OUT OF ARM'S REACH FOR MOST OF THE GAME. I REALLY LIKED SEEING THE 76ERS RESPOND TO THE NETS RUN OF POINTS. EVERY TIME THE NETS MADE A RUN THE 76ERS WOULD COUNTER.

 PHILLIES NEVER WIN IN COLORADO......BLOW.  I WAS SO PISSED WHEN RHYS HOSKINS STRUCK OUT HORRIBLY. WHAT A F'N SHITTY AT-BAT. WHY DO THESE PLAYERS NOT FUCKING KNOW SITUATIONAL HITTING?!?!?!?!  I KNOW HE IS A HOMERUN HITTER BUT LOOK AT THE SITUATION.  THE PHILLIES ARE DOWN 6 - 2. THAT'S 4 RUNS DOWN !! THERE ARE MEN ON 1ST AND 2ND BASE. HOSKINS HAS A FUCKING 3 - 0 COUNT.  I SAY TO MYSELF , " WELL , HE WILL DEFINITELY LOOK AT ONE PITCH TO MAYBE WALK THE BASES LOADED AND PUT THE TYING RUN AT HOME. " I WAS WRONG. HE SWINGS AT BALL 4 AND MISSES. A 3 - 1 COUNT AND HE SWINGS AGAIN BUT IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE A STRIKE. NOW IT IS A FULL COUNT AT 3 - 2.  THE PITCHER THROWS IT WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WIDE AND IN THE DIRT. THE PITCH ALMOST HITS THE BALL BOY IN THE DUG OUT.  HOSKINS THROWS HIS BAT AT THE BALL LIKE SOMEONE THROWING A BUTTERFLY NET OVER A BUTTERY FLY ON A LOW HANGING TREE LIMB. AN ABSOLUTE TERRIBLE SWING AND AT-BAT. HE STRIKES OUT.....INNING OVER...........BLOW.

  CLOSE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND DRIVE DOWN TO THE ANOTHER BAR TO PICK UP ELDEST. I DRIVE HER TO ANOTHER BAR AND HEAD HOME.

  AT HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A BEER AND HEAD TO BED.

 ** FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE - WHEELS AND I ARE EXTREMELY SADDENED TO HEAR OUR BERMUDA FRIEND WALTER HAS PASSED AWAY. OUR GREATEST MEMORIES WERE WITH HIM IN BERMUDA AND AT SEVERAL WHEELSTOCKS. WHEELS AND I ARE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT GOING TO BERMUDA FOR SERVICES. I AM COMPLETELY CRUSHED ON THIS NEWS **

  FRIDAY        4 - 19 - 19

  HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE PHILLIES. A HEARTBREAKING CRUSHING DEVASTATING GUT PUNCHING JUMP OFF A BRIDGE LOSS TONIGHT. THIS IS THE 2ND FUCKING TIME THIS TYPE OF LOSS HAPPENED IN THE EXACT SAME SCENARIO.....2 OUTS , 2 STRIKES. ONLY PHILLY FANS SUFFER THIS SEVERELY. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!

  THE LOSS :

 - PHILLIES TAKE A 3 - 2 LEAD IN THE TOP OF THE 12TH INNING ON A BRYCE HARPER DOUBLE. HE HAD 5 HITS TONIGHT. THE PHILLIES BULLPEN WAS DOING EXCELLENT. FROM THE 6TH INNING TO THE 12TH INNING THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN UP ONE SINGLE HIT......NOT ONE !!!  OUR PITCHER NICASIO GET 2 OUTS IN THE TOP OF THE 12TH INNING  AND WALKS  A COLORADO ROCKIES PLAYER.  I SAY TO MYSELF , " HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS GOING TO HIT A HOMERUN TO WIN THE GAME. "  NICASIO GET 2 STRIKES ON THE BATTER AND TV ANNOUNCER/FORMER PLAYER JOHN KRUK SAYS , " HE IS JUST ONE GOOD PITCH AWAY FROM WINNING THE GAME ".  I AM THINKING WITH 2 STRIKES ON THE BATTER , " WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THIS GUY HITTING A HOMERUN TO WIN THE GAME ? I MEAN HE GETS A HOMERUN MAYBE ONCE EVERY 40 AT-BATS. THE ODDS PROBABLY GO HIGHER WITH 2 STRIKES." THE NEXT PITCH IS RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE AND THE ROCKIES PLAYER ABSOLUTELY SMOKES IT.  THE FINAL WORDS FROM TV ANNOUNCER TOM MCCARTHY IS , " OH NO. THAT BALL IS CRUSHED. ROCKIES WIN 4 - 3. "

  I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH I STAYED UP TO 1:30AM TO WATCH THIS DEVASTATING LOSS. I WAS GOING TO MOVE TO THE KITCHEN WHERE MY COMPUTER WAS BUT I STAYED IN ONE POSITION ON THE COUCH SO I WOULDN'T JINX IT. SO MUCH FOR FUCKING JINXES.

  LET'S START THE DAY........NORMAL MORNING STUFF.  SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST.

  WHEELS AND I GET READY FOR ANOTHER FAMILY DINNER.  WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THAN WE HEAD TO A LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB TO MEET UP WITH HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY. A NICE DINNER WHERE THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD WITH SOME MISS ORDERS. THE BEST PART WAS THE 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF WINE WE BROUGHT. IT WAS GOOD TO GET TOGETHER AGAIN.

 I DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RED AND WHITE WINE GLASSES. DID YOU ?

  I LEAVE SLIGHTLY EARLY AND RACE TO THE NAIL SINCE THE BARTENDER WAS DOING THE DOOR TOO.  I ARRIVE AND GO RIGHT TO THE DOOR. I AM CRUSHED TO FIND OUT IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY DEAD NIGHT. ONE BAND MEMBER TELLS ME , " I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS SHOW UNTIL YESTERDAY. " THESE ARE DEVASTATING WORDS TO A VENUE BECAUSE IF HE DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT THE SHOW THAN THEIR FRIENDS/FANS DON'T KNOW EITHER. IT WAS EMBARRASSING BECAUSE WHEELS AND SOME FAMILY STOPPED AT THE NAIL. I WISH THEY PARK IN THE BACK LOT ON EVERY VISIT ESPECIALLY AFTER DRINKING BUT THEY DID NOT. I TRIED TEXTING BUT NO ANSWER. ANYWAY , I HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING TO THEM AND WATCHING THE PHILLIES BUT I WAS EMBARRASSED NO ONE WAS THERE ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. THE GOOD THING IS THE BARTENDER GOT TIPPED VERY WELL BY HER UNCLE WHICH WAS VERY NICE TO SEE.

  MY FAMILY MEMBER DID LIKE A BAND SO MUCH HE WANTED TO BUY A CD.....BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE ONE.

  BY MIDNIGHT WE WERE CLOSING UP. IT WAS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE ONE BAND WAS DRESSED LIKE HOBOS WITH LONG GREY BEARDS. IT REMINDED ME OF THE MOVIE " OH BROTHER , WHERE ART THO ? " THEY HAD A BAND IN THIS MOVIE CALLED THE SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS.  THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD BUT NO ONE WAS THERE TO LISTEN. IT SADDENS ME THAT SO MANY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT SAVING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND NIGHTS LIKE THESE ARE NOT SUPPORTED.

  HEAD HOME BUMMED. I WATCH THE END OF A MOVIE CALLED " THE ENFORCER 2 ". IT WAS GOOD.

 I ALSO PLAY ONE MOVE TO END AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME THAT I WAS LOSING THE ENTIRE TIME. I DECIDED TO COUNT THE LETTERS AND SEE WHAT MY OPPONENT HAD LEFT.  HIS LAST LETTERS WERE " I , R , R ". THIS TOLD ME I COULD SET UP A WORD ON PLAY AND THE NEXT PLAY WOULD BE A BIG SCORE TO WIN THE GAME. THE GUY PLACED A WORD EXACTLY LIKE I THOUGHT. I PLACED MY BIG SCORE AND WON. IT WAS A NICE LITTLE SATISFACTION. LITTLE DID THIS GUY KNEW HE COULD OF TIED ME IF HE PLAYED HIS LAST 2 WORDS DIFFERENT......BUT I WASN'T SAYING ANYTHING.

  TODAY FELT LIKE A SATURDAY AND TOMORROW FEELS LIKE A SUNDAY.

   OFF TO BED.......BLOW. 

  SATURDAY       4 - 20 - 19

  STILL FEELS LIKE A SATURDAY.

  I CAN NOT BELIEVE THE 76ERS WON TODAY.  THEY WERE LOSING THE ENTIRE GAME AND IN THE LAST 3 MINUTES TOOK THE LEAD AND KEPT IT.  PHILLY FANS ARE NOT USE TO THIS. I WAS COMPLETELY EXPECTING A BREAKDOWN AND LOSS. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. THIS WAS A HUGE SWING GAME. 76ERS UP 3 - 1 IN THE SERIES.

  PHILLIES BOUNCE BACK AFTER CRUSHING LOSS VIA A WALK-OFF HOMERUN LAST NIGHT. A SOLID WIN AND NOLA WAS SHAKY BUT BETTER. HARPER WITH A BIG 3 RUN HOMERUN.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE FOR A WONDERFUL EASTER DINNER WHERE THERE WAS GOOD LAUGHS , GOOD FOOD , ME GETTING CUT UP FOR BEING FAT & DRESSING WAY DOWN , AND A 76ERS WIN.

  I RACE TO THE NAIL AND SITTING IN OUR DRIVEWAY IS THE BANDS. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AS I WAS PULLING UP. TIME TO LOAD-IN THE BANDS.

  METAL BANDS MOVED ALONG AND I HELPED THE DOORMAN AND BARTENDER AS MUCH AS I COULD. I GAVE THE 2ND BARTENDER OFF.

 ELDEST GOES TO THE PUB DOWN THE STREET. YEAH ......KINDA HURTS. SHE TEXTS ME A HUMOROUS PICTURE OF HER AND A FAMILY MEMBER THERE TOO. I WAS JUST AT HIS HOUSE. FUNNY THING .....I ALMOST WENT TO THE BAR MYSELF.

  ROLL HOME TO CHILL WITH SOME FAMILY. BY 11PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

  SUNDAY        4 - 21 - 19

  JESUS ......WHEELS AND I SLEPT LIKE ASS.

  TODAY WAS A CHILL WITH THE FAMILY AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. WE PREPPED THE HOUSE AND PUT UP THE PATIO UMBRELLAS. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY. 

  OH.....PHILLIES BLOW.

  WE GET SOME THINGS DONE AROUND THE HOUSE TO PREP FOR FAMILY TO COME OVER. TECHNICALLY IT WAS MOSTLY WHEELS.

  A WONDERFUL HAM DINNER AND ALL OF US SAT OUT ON THE PATIO. IT WAS REALLY NICE TO TELL STORIES AND JOKES AND BE TOGETHER. IT WAS ALSO NICE AN UNCLE JOINED US AND MY PARENTS STOPPED OVER LATER.

  BY 8:30PM THE HOUSE WAS CLEANED UP AND EVERYONE ROLLED OUT. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HAS BEEN STAYING WITH US FOR 3 DAYS. THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING TO DO...........WATCH GAME OF THRONES !!!

    GAME OF THRONES WAS A GOOD EPISODE BUT NOT GREAT. I DID ENJOY MAIN CHARACTERS SITTING AROUND A WARM FIRE TELLING STORIES AND KNOWING EVENTUAL DEATH WAS COMING EARLY MORNING. ONE GREAT CHARACTER CAME BACK AFTER WE THOUGHT HE DIED.  I CALL HIM " BIG RED " AND HE HAS GREAT  LINES ESPECIALLY WHEN HE WANTS TO BANG A BIG BLONDE SOLDIER WOMAN. I ALSO ENJOYED ONE BAD ASS GIRL WANTING TO BE BANGED SINCE IT WAS HER LAST NIGHT ALIVE.  MAN WHAT AN ASS ON THIS GIRL.  ANYWAY , THE BUILD UP FOR THE MOST MAJOR BATTLE IN TV AND CINEMA HISTORY IS COMING AND THE FANS ARE WAITING FOR IT. AT 27 MILLION DOLLARS AN EPISODE AND THE FINAL EPISODE MUST BE THREE TIMES THAT. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT TOO.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I HELPED A NEPHEW WITH HOME WORK. HE AND HIS DAD STRUGGLED FOR HOURS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE ALGEBRA QUESTIONS.  IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES MY NEPHEW SUBMITTED HIS TEST AND " WE " GOT 14 OUT OF 15 QUESTIONS RIGHT. I WAS SO PROUD......OF US.

 YOUNGEST DREW A REMARKABLE REALISTIC ART OF FRUIT. IT LOOKED LIKE AN ACTUAL PICTURE. I AM SO AMAZED THIS KID HAS MY GENE POOL. THE KID ALSO TOLD ME TOMORROW IS " SENIOR SKIP DAY ". I REPLIED , ISN'T THIS THE 3RD SENIOR SKIP DAY THIS YEAR ? " SHE GIGGLES.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND HEAD TO BED. BOTH WHEELS AND I SLEPT HORRIBLE. I COULD NOT GO TO SLEEP. AROUND 11PM I WENT TO BED. I KEPT THINKING ABOUT GAME OF THRONES....ESPECIALLY THE PART WERE THE BAD ASS GIRL GETS NAKED. SO , I TURNED ON SPORTS TALK RADIO. BY 1AM I AM PISSED. I GO OUT IN THE KITCHEN AND PLAY A TURN ON AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME. EARLIER IN THE DAY I WAS SHOWING MY NEPHEW THAT IF MY OPPONENT PLAYED ONE SPECIFIC WORD I COULD NOT WIN THE GAME ON MY LAST MOVE. WELL , AT 1AM I FOUND OUT MY OPPONENT MESSED UP. I PLAY MY FINAL WORD AND WIN BY 2 POINTS.

 AT 1:15AM I SEE MY ELDEST DRIVE UP. I AM IN NOTHING BUT MY BOXERS AND IMMEDIATELY GO INTO MY BEDROOM. GOOD THING TOO BECAUSE IN ANOTHER 10 MINUTES I MIGHT HAVE WENT TO PORN TO GET THIS DAMN GAME OF THRONES CHARACTER OUT OF MY HEAD.

  I WATCH SOME TV AND FORCE MYSELF TO TURN OFF THE TV OR RADIO.  I FINALLY FALL ASLEEP. I GOT UP AROUND 5AM AND THOUGHT , " I SHOULD GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR A WEEK. "

   MONDAY       4 - 22 - 19

    HEART CRUSHING STORY.......I CRIED.

 YOUNGEST TAKES OFF FOR " SENIOR SKIP DAY ".......YEP.

  OFF TO THE NAIL WITH A FAMILY MEMBER TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I ALSO INSTALLED A WOOD FLOOR LIP TO SEMI-PREVENT BARTENDERS FROM TRIPPING OVER THE METAL STEP LIP. IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY FOR OVER 50 YEARS. I HAD ENOUGH.

  BACK HOME FOR LUNCH AND I BEGIN TO LOAD UP MY VAN. I WOULD LOVE TO DRIVE OUR NEW CAR BUT I DECIDE NOT TOO.

  45 MINUTES TO LOAD VAN AND WITH A FAMILY MEMBER AND THE PUP WE GET ON THE ROAD.  I AM VERY SURPRISED TO SEE TRAFFIC AT 12:30PM. WE HIT A LITTLE RAIN AND SOME EXIT TRAFFIC IN WHICH I MADE AN ILLEGAL U-TURN AND THAN JUMPED A TRAFFIC LIGHT LINE BY 30 CARS......I DID NOT CARE.

  DROPPED OFF A FAMILY MEMBER AT HIS HOME AND WALKED THE PUP FOR A LITTLE BIT.

   ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE. WEATHER IS NICE AND I SEE A HAWK SOARING AROUND THE LAKE......PRETTY DAMN COOL.

  UNLOAD A 100 THINGS AND SETTLE IN.  I START MY PUNCH LIST AND IT HITS 15 JOBS.....CRAP.

  PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND OUR ALL-STAR TEAM BLOWS. HOW THE HELL DOES THIS TEAM LOSE 5 OUT OF THE LAST 6 GAMES ?

  CLEAN UP THE HOUSE ALITTLE AND FIND A TOILET BOWL CLEANER UNDER THE DECK.....NICE. I ALSO SET-UP MY BEDROOM STUFF. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW FAST TIME GOT TO 11PM.

  MADE SOME PASTA AND MEATBALLS.  I HAVE TO THANK MY YOUNGEST FOR LEAVING HEAVY CREAM. I USED THE SMALL HALF PINT IN MY SAUCE. I POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF A BEAUTIFUL DINNER WITH A GLASS OF RED WINE OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. 10 COUSINS RIP ME FOR USING " KRAFT " PARMESAN CHEESE. I GUESS I SHOULDN'T OF HAD THAT IN THE PIC. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. ONE COUSIN WANTED TO VISIT ME....SO I SAID YES.

  TEXTED A PICTURE TO MY KIDS AND WHEELS. NOT ONE RESPONDED. I CALL THEM LATER AND TELL THEM THIS. I BUST MY ASS FOR 5 YEARS TO BUILD THIS HOUSE AND YOU THINK ONE LITTLE RESPONSE OF " HEY , MISS YA , DAMN THAT LOOKS RELAXING. "......NOPE NOTHING.  AFTER TALKING TO EACH ONE I GET A TEXT. THAT DOESN'T COUNT BUT I DID APPRECIATE THE HUMOR.

  MY YOUNGEST WAS HERE LAST SO OF COURSE I HAD TO BUST THE KID ON HOW SHE AND HER FRIENDS LEFT THE HOUSE. TO ME , I WANTED IT PICTURE PERFECT...........IT WAS NOT.

  HAD MY KID TAKE A PICTURE OF THE BLU-RAY HOOK-UP. I MATCHED IT AND WAS VERY PLEASED TO HAVE IT WORK. THERE WASN'T DICK ON TV OR NETFLIX SO I TRIED A HULU SHOW CALLED " LETTERKENNY ".  I THINK THE SHOW IS GOOD , CREATIVE , AND FUNNY THOUGH I DID NOT LAUGH OUT LOUD ONCE. ALSO , THE DAMN COMMERCIALS REALLY KILLS THIS SHOW.

  HAD SOME GIN AND ORANGE CREME SODA WATER TO END THE NIGHT. I WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED. I SLEPT DECENT.

  ABSOLUTELY HEART CRUSHING STORY. I COULD NOT STOP CRYING DURING THE INTERVIEW.  HERE IS THE STORY SUMMARIZED : ( LITTLE GIRLS HIT HOME WITH ME )

  - EDDIE OLCZYK IS A FORMER HOCKEY PLAYER AND TV ANNOUNCER FOR THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS. HE BATTLED COLON CANCER AND CAME AWAY CLEAN. HE NOW WORKS WITH THE ORGANIZATION IN A PROGRAM CALLED " HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER ".  TO MAKE SOME LITTLE KID'S DREAM COME TRUE ON " ONE MORE NIGHT "A 9 YEAR OLD BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL WITH BIG BLUE EYES AND A GORGEOUS SMILE NAMED LAUREN PAVER. THIS MAGNIFICENT GIRL WITH A BIG SMILE AND A BANDANNA ON HER HEAD IS FIGHTING CANCER TOO. SHE GOT THE RED CARPET TREATMENT TO CENTER ICE AND DROPPED THE PUCK BEFORE THE GAME. ( I AM GETTING UPSET AND CRYING NOW WHILE WRITING THIS )

- LATER ON TV , OLCZYK IS BEING INTERVIEWED AND TALKING ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER AND HOW HE BEAT IT AND ABOUT HOW NERVOUS HE WAS WHEN HE WALKED LITTLE 9 YEAR OLD LAUREN DOWN THE RED CARPET FOR THE PUCK DROP. THEY SHOW VIDEO AND HIS HANDS ARE SHAKING. THE LITTLE GIRL IS JUST SUPER SMILING , WIDE EYED , AND ENJOYING THE LIFE'S MOMENT. THE FEMALE HOST SAYS , " THAT MUST OF BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. " OLCZYK DOES NOT RESPOND AT FIRST. HE CLEARLY IS EMOTIONAL AND WIPES HIS EYES. AFTER A BRIEF PAUSE HE SAYS , " THE PUCK DROP WITH LITTLE LAUREN WAS JUST LAST MONTH. I AM HEARTBROKEN TO ANNOUNCE THAT SHE TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE AND PASSED AWAY."  I BEGAN TO CRY AND ACTUALLY LOOKED UP AT THROUGH OUR SKYLIGHT AND SAID TO MYSELF , " WHY GOD......WHY HER ? "

  IF YOU LIKE TO SEE THE VIDEO - GOOGLE " EDDIE OLCZYK PUCK DROP WITH LAUREN PAVER ". ( I AM TEARING UP AGAIN JUST THINKING ABOUT IT )

  TUESDAY        4 - 23 - 19

  WHY IS THERE A VERY LARGE PUDDLE OFF THE HORSE SHOE PITS ?  AND WHAT THE HELL IS THAT EAR PIERCING NOISE ?

  SOME GOOD AND BADS ABOUT TODAY.  MY KNEES ARE HURTING AND THERE IS A REASON WHY.

  HERE IS MY DAY :

 - I NEED A LADDER STORED IN THE CRAWL SPACE SO I REMOVE THE DOORS AND ENTER. WHAT I SEE CONCERNS ME TO SAY THE LEAST.  I NOW KNOW WHY THERE IS A SMALL SWIMMING POOL OFF THE HILL OF OUR HORSESHOE PITS......THE CRAWLSPACE SUMP PUMP.  LOOKS LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IS ON HOLD. I MUST USE PRECIOUS ENERGY LIKE ULTRA MAN TO FIX THIS PROBLEM.

 - GRAB TOOLS , GLOVES , SCREW GUN , AND LONG PIECES OF WOOD.  I USES OLD BREAD GRATES TO KNEEL ON AND MOVE ABOUT BECAUSE THERE IS 3 INCHES OF WATER IN THE CRAWL SPACE. I AM TOTALLY BUMMING.  APPARENTLY THE LARGE BUCKET IN THE CRAWL SPACE HAD WATER UNDERNEATH IT.  THE PRESSURE FORCED THE BUCKET UP AND SIDEWAYS BREAKING MY WOOD SUPPORT. THIS PREVENTED THE SUMP PUMP FROM KICKING ON PROPERLY. IT WOULD ONLY TURN ON ONCE IN A WHILE INSTEAD OF INSTANTLY WHEN THE BUCKET FILLED. NOW , I HAVE A PROBLEM.

 - I REMOVE THE BUCKET AND THE 2 FOOT HOLE IS SUBMERGED WITH WATER. I PLACE THE SUMP PUMP IN AND IT BEGINS TO REMOVE THE WATER ..........AS MORE WATER FILLS IT FROM MY TRENCHES I MADE YEARS AGO. I MADE 2 TRENCHES THAT LEAD WATER RIGHT TO THE SUMP PUMP. WELL , THEY ARE WORKING AT 25% SO I RE-DIG THE TRENCHES WITH THE CLAW OF A HAMMER AND RE-DIG THE SUMP PUMP HOLE DEEPER WITH MY HANDS. ALL OF THIS IS ON MY KNEES.  I SECURE THE PUMP IN THE HOLE AND LET IT RUN FOR AN HOUR. I WILL RETURN LATER.

 - REPLACE A FLOOD LIGHT UNDER THE BALCONY DECK.

 - FLIP A CANOE FILLED WITH WATER AND SECURE IT TO A TREE.

 - ADD SHINGLES TO MY HOME MADE BIRD HOUSE. YEP.....I HAVE NO LIFE. I LEANED A LADDER ON THE TREE AND WORKED ON IT 12 FEET IN THE AIR.

 - LEAF BLEW THE DECK AND REMOVED STICKS FROM THE SPINDLE BOTTOMS.  THE TOILET BRUSH I FOUND WILL COME IN HANDY LATER.

 - RETURN TO THE CRAWL SPACE AND IT TOTALLY BLOWS MOVING AROUND IN JUST A 4 FOOT HIGH AREA.  THE WATER IS RECEDING AND I CAN NOW WORK ON SECURING THE DEEP BUCKET INTO THE DIRT HOLE. I DOUBLE CHECK MY BUCKET THAT IT HAS SMALL HOLES AT THE BOTTOM TO ALLOW WATER TO SEEP IN.  I DID THIS YEARS AGO.  THIS PREVENTS THE WATER LEVEL FROM RISING UNDERNEATH AND PUSHING THE BUCKET UP AND OUT OF THE HOLE.  DIGGING WITH MY LEFT HAND I THROW DIRT , MUD , AND STONE BEHIND ME LIKE A DOGGING DIGGING IN THE SAND. IT IS TIME CONSUMING AND DRAINING ME OF ENERGY BIG TIME. REMEMBER....I AIN'T NO SPRING CHICKEN COUPLED WITH BEING FAT AND BAD KNEE. I SPEND ANOTHER 30 MINUTES DIGGING AND FINALLY GET THE BUCKET IN PLACE. I THAN USE BOARDS TO SECURE THE BUCKET IN PLACE. I SCREWED A LONG 2 X 12 TO THE FLOOR JOIST AND INTO THE BUCKET. THAN I USE SPINDLES AND MADE A CROSS BAR AND SECURED THAT TO THE TOP OF THE BUCKET. BASICALLY I WAS HOLDING DOWN THE BUCKET IN CASE WATER GOT UNDER. IT WOULD HAVE NO WHERE TO GO BUT FILL THE CONTAINER AND KICK THE SUMP PUMP ON. TO WASTE SOME TIME I RE-DUG THE TRENCHES LEADING TO THE PUMP WHILE THE BUCKET FILLED. THERE WAS STILL A FAIR AMOUNT OF WATER UNDERNEATH. ANOTHER 20 MINUTES GOES BY AND I AM RELIEVED THE WATER ROSE IN THE BUCKET AND THE PUMP TURNED ON.

  - I GET OUT OF THE CRAWLSPACE WITH MY TOOLS AND GO DOWN TO THE HILL OFF THE HORSE SHOE PITS.  THE UNDERGROUND TUBES I RAN YEARS AGO ARE WORKING. WATER IS BEING PUMPED OUT. ALL DAY I COULD HEAR THE PUMP TURN ON ESPECIALLY IF YOU WERE INSIDE SINCE THE PUMP WAS RIGHT BELOW WHERE I WAS SITTING. IT SEEMED TO BE TURNING ON EVERY 15 MINUTES FOR ABOUT 6 HOURS STRAIGHT. THAN IT SLOWED DOWN TO ABOUT ONCE AN HOUR. I WILL CHECK IT AGAIN TOMORROW.

 - I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE NOT ONE FLYING SQUIRREL TRAP WAS TRIGGERED FOR OVER 3 WEEKS......NOT EVEN A MOUSE TRAP.

 - I AM EXHAUSTED AND MUDDY AND DIRTY AND FEEL TIRED. I GO INSIDE AND SLEEP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO RE-CHARGE. I FORCE MYSELF TO GET UP BECAUSE I MUST GET ON THE ROOF........AGAIN. IT WAS PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER AND I HAD TO UTILIZE IT.............SO NOW THE NEXT BIG PROJECT.

 - FIGHT THE GREEN MOSS ON THE ROOF. LAST TIME I WAS HERE I SCRUBBED IT WITH MY GLOVES. IT ACTUALLY WORKED PRETTY GOOD BUT CRAWLING AROUND AN ENTIRE ROOF ON YOUR HANDS AND KNEES AIN'T NO JOKE. IT WAS TIME TO USE CHEMICALS.

 - I SET-UP A LADDER AND BRING 2 GALLONS OF BLEACH , PLASTIC SPRAYER , 2 GALLONS OF WATER , A GALLON OF VINEGAR , TOILET CLEANER BUSH , A LEAF BLOWER , 2 CORDS , WINDEX , PAPER TOWELS , AND A DOUBLE LONG GARDEN HOUSE. I GET EVERYTHING UP THERE AND I NEED TO WATER DOWN THE ROOF FIRST BEFORE ADDING CHEMICALS. I GO TO SPRAY THE HOUSE AND.........I FORGOT TO TURN THE HOSE ON.

 - BACK DOWN THE LADDER AND ALL THE WAY DOWNSTAIRS TO THE OUTSIDE HOSE BIB. I TURN THE WATER ON. I BROUGHT AN EXTRA HOSE AND CONNECTED THE 2 AND USED NEW RUBBER WASHERS FOR A GOOD SEAL. I USE A GRAPPLING HOOK OF SORTS TO ATTACH THE HOSE NOZZLE TO AND THROW THE GRAPPLING HOOK ONTO THE ROOF ABOVE. I CLIMB BACK UP AND USE THE ROBE TO PULL THE HOSE UP. IT WORKED PERFECTLY. I SPRAY THE ROOF AND FIGHT SOME WASPS.

 - I USE WHITE VINEGAR FOR THE BAD SPOTS OF MOSS GROWING. I FOLLOW THAT BY USING A 50% SOLUTION OF BLEACH AND WATER AND SPRAY THE ENTIRE ROOF. I AM AMAZED HOW MUCH MOSS GROWS UP HERE. I CLIMB DOWN WAIT ABOUT 30 MINUTES FOR THE CHEMICALS TO SINK IN AND SATURATE THE MOSS.

 - DOWN STAIRS I GET SOME COMPUTER STUFF DOWN AND CALL 2 BANDS. I ALSO WALK THE PUP. MY COUSIN CALL AND I TALK TO HIM. I MAKE HIM ROAR LAUGH FOR A SOLID 2MINUTES. MOST OF MY JOKES ARE ABOUT SEX.

 - BACK ON THE ROOF I USE THE HOSE TO SPRAY OFF THE SOLUTIONS. I USE THE TOILET SCRUB BRUSH TO REMOVE THE MOSS IN HEAVY SPOTS. IMAGINE THIS ?............CRAWLING AROUND A LARGE ROOF , USING A HOSE , AND SCRUBBING SHINGLES WITH A TOILET SHITTY BRUSH. I HAD TO STOP SOME TIMES BECAUSE IT WAS TOO DAMN TIRING. I ALSO HAD TO BE CAREFUL OF NOT SLIPPING BECAUSE VINEGAR , BLEACH , AND WATER CAN BE SLIPPERY.  I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS ON THE ROOF. I EVEN WINDEXED THE SKY LIGHTS. I WAS TANKED.

 - I GET OFF THE ROOF AND BRING EVERYTHING DOWN WITH ME. SOME OF THE STUFF I THROW DOWN LIKE EMPTY GALLON JUGS. OH , I DID LEAF BLOW THE ENTIRE ROOF FIRST.....FIGHTING WASPS.  NOW I HAD THE MAIN BIG ROOF FINISHED  BUT I WAS NOT DONE. I HAD TO DO THE AWNING ROOF.............FUCK.

 - I RE-SET UP EVERYTHING ON THE AWNING ROOF AND BRING THE PUP OUTSIDE SO SHE CAN SUN. I MADE A 50% SOLUTION AGAIN WITH WATER AND BLEACH. THIS IS MY 4TH TIME DOING IT. I LEAF BLOW THE AWNING ROOF AND ADD CHEMICALS. I WAIT ABOUT 20 MINUTES FOR IT TO SINK IN. I WINDEX THE OUTSIDES OF THE BIG FRONT WINDOWS , A HALLWAY WINDOW , AND A BEDROOM WINDOW. KNEELING DOWN WAS HURTING WHEN WINDEXING THE BOTTOM OF THE BIG FRONT WINDOWS. I SPRAY THE ROOF AND FINALLY I AM DONE.

 - LEAF BLOW THE MAIN DECK AND BALCONY DECK.

 - GO BACK UNDER HOUSE INTO CRAWLSPACE TO DOUBLE CHECK SUMP PUMP. THE PROCESS OF JUST CRAWLING UNDER IS LABOR SOME. 

 - BACK INSIDE I FIGURE OUT WHY MY YOUNGEST DID NOT DO THE BEST JOB IN VACUUMING. I GAVE THEM NEW VACUUM BAGS TO BRING UP. I TOLD THEM INSERT ONE AND DOUBLE CHECK IT FITS. THE FRONT COVER IS NEXT TO THE VACUUM ABOUT 4 INCHES. I SEE THE VACUUM HAS THE NEW BAG IN IT BUT DOES NOT HAVE THE FRONT PLASTIC COVER ON IT. I INSTALLED THE COVER AND TEST THE VACUUM. LATER I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST AND SAY , " WHEN YOUR FRIEND WAS VACUUMING COULD YOU SEE THE NEW VACUUM BAG ? " THE KID SAID YES. I RESPOND , " YOU KNOW , YOU NEED TO PUT THE COVER ON IT. ? " SHE ASKED WHERE IT WAS AND I REPLIED , " 4 INCHES FROM THE VACUUM LEANING ON THE WALL."

 - I CLEAN UP EVERYTHING OUTSIDE AND MOVE BACK INSIDE. I MAKE SOME DINNER AND IT IS TIME TO SETTLE IN.

  OH , THE EAR PIERCING SOUNDS ARE FROGS. I MOVED 2 FROGS TO THE LAKE WHEN THEY WERE BY THE ENTRANCE OF THE CRAWL SPACE. I TOOK A PICTURE OF ONE. I MAY POST IT ON FACEBOOK LATER. GOOD GOD THESE THINGS WERE LOUD.......OR MAYBE IT WAS SOME KIND OF INSECT OR LOCUST OR SOMETHING.

  THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED AND THIS TEAM BLOWS. HOW CAN THEY BE SO BAD WITH SO MUCH TALENT ? HARPER GETS EJECTED.

  THE 76ERS TAKE A 24 - 2 LEAD AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. AT ONE TIME THEY WERE UP 40 POINTS. IT WAS AWESOME TO SEE A LAUGHER OF A GAME. 76ERS CLOSE AND WIN THEIR FIRST ROUND SERIES 4 -1 . NEXT.......THE BEST TEAM IN THE EAST.....TORONTO RAPTORS.

 WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " LETTERKENNY ". AGAIN , IT CAN FUNNY BUT THE COMMERCIALS JUST RUIN THE FLOW. ALSO  , THIS SHOW YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE THE CAPTIONS ON OR YOU WILL MISS ABOUT 75% OF THE DIALOGUE.

  GOD HELPED OUT WITH MY ROOF TONIGHT. IT RAINED REALLY HARD ON 2 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. THIS HAD TO HELP WASH THE ROOFS AND DECKS. IT WAS PREFECT TIMING. I ALSO FOUND OUT MY LEAK BY THE CHURCH PEWS HAS BE FIXED. ALSO , MY NEW BACK DOOR FRENCH DRAIN WORKED TOO. A TON OF RAIN AND NOT ONE PUDDLE BY THE BACK STEPS.

 EARLIER I HAD ZITI WITH MEATBALLS AND SOME DINNERS ROLLS AND RED WINE. I PLAYED INTERNET POKER AND SCRABBLE TO WIND DOWN.

  I WATCH HOGAN HEROES AND OTHER CHANNEL SURFING SHOWS. I ALSO ENJOYED SOME LIME GIN WITH LIME SODA WATER. BY 11:30PM I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I WALK THE DOG SINCE THE RAIN STOPPED AND THE TEMPERATURES WERE BALMY. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT THOUGH LATER IT RAINED AGAIN WITH LIGHTING.

 I NOW KNOW THE RECIPE FOR GOOD SLEEP.............GET MY ASS ON MY HANDS AND KNEES IN A CRAWLSPACE AND ROOF ALONG WITH RED WINE AND LIME GIN. WENT TO BED AT 11:40PM. WOKE UP AT 3AM FOR JUST A MINUTE. WOKE UP AT 6AM TO WALK THE DOG. BACK TO SLEEP WITH THE PUP IN MY BED AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WAS 9:30AM.

 MY BROTHER "G" AND I ATTEND THE MOVIE " AVENGERS - ENDGAME " IN A LARGE PAVILION ARENA. IT IS ABSOLUTELY HUGE. WE ARE GOING TO OUR SEATS AND WE SEE 5 GROUPS OF PEOPLE ALL OUT FIGHTING. AT FIRST WE THOUGHT THEY WERE SIMULATING SUPER HEROES AND JUST MESSING AROUND BUT IT ONLY TOOK A MINUTE TO KNOW THIS WAS REAL. WE DECIDE TO LEAVE BECAUSE IT IS JUST TOO DANGEROUS. OUTSIDE WE SEE A TON OF HEAD PHONES , RADIOS , DVD MARVEL MOVIES , AND IPODS. EVERYTHING HAD THE MARVEL THEME TO IT. MY BROTHER SAYS , " C'MON , LETS TAKE THEIR SHIT FOR ACTING LIKE ASSHOLES AND FIGHTING INSIDE." I AM RELUCTANT AT FIRST BUT WE TAKE SOME STUFF. BOTH OF US ARE CARRYING ARMFULS OF MARVEL THINGS WHEN WE HEAR PEOPLE YELLING AT US. WE ARE NEAR OUR CAR WHICH IS AT THE END OF A FENCE. THE GROUP CATCHES UP TO US AND THEY MEAN BUSINESS. THEY WANT TO TAKE THIS FIGHT OUTSIDE AND WITH US SINCE WE TOOK THEIR STUFF. THERE ARE 12 GUYS AND THEY RUN AT US. MY BROTHER AND I FIGHT BACK. I PUT 3 GUYS ON THE GROUND BUT I GET OVERWHELMED. 4 GUYS LIFT ME AND THROW ME OVER THE FENCE. MY BROTHER WRESTLES WITH 2 GUYS BUT THEY CALL IT OFF WHEN THEY SEE POLICE LIGHTS COMING AND YELL , " LET THEM THE FUCK GO AND LET'S GET OUTTA HERE !! ". MY BROTHER AND I JUST LOOK AT EACH OTHER............dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY        4 - 24 - 19

  THE BAND " MOONROOF " HAS BEEN ADDED TO OUR FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW. APPARENTLY THEY ARE PRETTY POPULAR. I WENT ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AND THEY HAVE 100'S OF LIKES AND COMMENTS.  THEY ARE ALSO OPENING UP FOR THE LUMINEERS AND DEATH CAB FOR A CUTIE ( VERY BIG BANDS ) AT THE BB&T PAVILION FOR THE 104.5FM 12TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.

  OK......BACK TO MY LIFE AS A FAT BALD MAN WHO LOVES HIS DOG.

  SPEAKING OF THE DOG. I AM REALLY CONSCIOUS OF HAVING THE PUP OUTSIDE. IF ANY CARS OR PEOPLE ARE SEEN I IMMEDIATELY BRING HER INSIDE. WELL , I HAD HER OUTSIDE AND I WENT INTO THE HOUSE TO DO SOMETHING FOR A MERE 60 SECONDS. OF COURSE A GUY WALKING 2 DOGS YELLS SOMETHING. I GO OUT THE BACK DOOR AND HE IS PISSED MY DOG WAS NOT ON A LEASH. I YELLED OUT , " SORRY , I LEFT THE BACK DOOR OPEN. " THE FUNNY THING IS OUR PUP NEVER MOVED OFF THE PROPERTY OR ENGAGED HIS 2 DOGS.

  ENERGY WAS RUNNING LOW TODAY AND I FORCED MYSELF TO START AT 90 MINUTE PROJECT AT 6:30PM........I'M AN IDIOT.

  TODAY'S STUFF :

 - LOOKS LIKE CRAIGSLIST WILL STRIKE AGAIN.........ACTUALLY 2 TIMES IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

 - WINDEXED THE FRONT DOOR AND SIDE GLASS.......BOTH SIDES. IT WAS BOTHERING ME.

 - WALKED AROUND LAKE WITH THE PUP AND STARTING PICKING UP TRASH. I FORGOT A TRASH BAG SO I WALKED BACK TO THE HOUSE AND GOT ONE. RE-WALKED THE LAKE AND PICKED UP TRASH AGAIN. I AM SO AMAZED AND PISSED PEOPLE LITTER.

 - PUT AWAY LADDER IN CRAWLSPACE AND DOUBLE CHECKED SUMP PUMP. IT IS WORKING PROPERLY AND THERE IS STILL WATER UNDERNEATH BUT ABOUT 75% LESS. FOR ONCE I GOT LUCKY. IF I DID NOT COME HERE THE WATER UNDERNEATH WOULD OF CONTINUED TO RISE. HOLY SHIT I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK WHAT COULD OF HAPPENED.

 - RE-RAN CABLE WIRES IN A BEDROOM THAT I INSTALLED A TV MOUNT FOR. THIS PROJECT TOOK WAY LONGER THAN I THOUGHT. I EXCHANGED ONE CABLE LINE AND EXTENSION CORD SO I COULD PROPERLY RUN THE LINES NEATLY AND AGAINST THE CORNER OF THE WALL. I TEST THE TV AND WATCH THE NEWS. BIG STORY COMES OUT ABOUT A LOST 5 YEAR OLD BOY IN THE CRYSTAL LAKE AREA. POLICE MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE BOY'S BODY WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE.  THE PARENTS WERE CHARGED WITH MURDER. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! WHAT A SICK WORLD.

 - REMOVED STAPLES FROM A HALLWAY WALL. WHO PUTS STAPLES IN A WALL ??

 - REPLACED 2 FLUORESCENT BULBS IN THE LAUNDRY/BATHROOM. THIS PROJECT TOOK WAY LONGER THAN I THOUGHT. I REMOVED THE LIGHT AND LAID IT ON THE WASHER AND DRYER FOR EASY TESTING. I AM NOT A FAN OF FLORESCENT LIGHTING SO I MAY REPLACE THIS LIGHT DOWN THE ROAD. I DID GET IT TO WORK.

 - I NOTICED LITTLE BIRDS FLYING UNDER OUR AWNING. THIS IS A GOOD AND BAD THING. THE GOOD - THEY EAT THE MOTHS AND INSECTS. THE BAD - THEY SOMETIMES POOP ON OUR DECK.

 - SECURED A BOTTOM PLATE TO A TOASTER. THIS TOOK LONGER THAN I WANTED.

 - AT 6:30PM THE FINAL PROJECT WAS TO GROUT THE FOYER TILE BY THE FRONT DOOR. THIS HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR QUITE SOME TIME.  I TAPED OUT THE EDGES AND MOVE THE COUCHES.  I LOADED MY GARDEN HOSE IN THE VAN AND SHUT-OFF THE WATER LINE. OF COURSE , I RE-OPEN THE WATER LINE AND GET THE GARDEN HOSE BACK OUT OF MY VAN. MAN , I HATE MOVING THINGS TWICE. I RUN THE HOSE INTO THE WOODS AS FAR AS IT CAN GO.  I AM TIRED BUT FORCE MYSELF TO FINISH THIS PROJECT. I GROUT THE TILE AND SOME OPEN HOLES ALONG A WALL BY THE WOOD STOVE. BY 8:15PM I AM DONE AND TIRED.

  TAKE A NICE LONG 8 MINUTE SHOWER AND SHAVE. IT FEELS GOOD TO PUT ON NEW BOXERS. JUST ONE THING.....I FORGOT TO LOAD UP SHIRTS. YEP , SAME SHIRT FOR 4 DAYS.

  WONDERFUL LEFTOVERS FROM AN EASTER DINNER. ROASTED PORK , BROCCOLI RABE , AND SEASONED MASH POTATOES WITH 2 GLASSES OF RED WINE. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. I PLAYED INTERNET POKER AND SCRABBLE WHILE HAVING DINNER.

  PHILLIES WITH A VERY NICE WIN OVER THE METS......FINALLY. HOSKINS WITH THE REVENGE HOMERUN TOOK THE LONGEST THIS YEAR IN THE MLB TO ROUND THE BASES. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 WASHINGTON CAPITALS BLOW 2 - 0 LEAD AND LOSE GAME 7 AT HOME. OH THAT IS PAINFUL.

 LAS VEGAS KNIGHTS BLOW 3 - 0 LEAD IN THE 3RD PERIOD TO LOSE IN OVERTIME 5 - 4 IN A GAME 7 AGAINST THE SAN JOSE SHARKS. I WAS HAPPY FOR THE SHARK FANS AT HOME. THE CRITICAL CHANGE WAS A 5 MINUTE MAJOR PENALTY BY A KNIGHT PLAYER FOR STUPIDLY CROSS CHECKING A SHARK PLAYER. THE SHARKS SCORED 4 F'N TIMES ON THAT 5 MINUTE POWER PLAY TO TAKE THE LEAD 4 - 3. THE KNIGHTS DID TIE THE GAME WITH 47 SECONDS LEFT BUT EVENTUALLY LOST IN OVERTIME......WHAT A GAME.

  WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " LETTERKENNY " THEY WERE GOOD. THEY TALK SO DAMN FAST AND HAVE CRAZY DIALOGUE.  IT IS TOUGH TO FOLLOW AND TOUGH TO READ THE CAPTIONS.

  I CALLED THE KIDS AND WHEELS TO CHECK UP. I ALSO SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP FOR 2 HOURS WHILE WATCHING TV. ONE GLASS OF LIME GIN AND LIME SODA WATER IS NOT ENOUGH SO I MADE 2 AT A TIME. I ONLY DID THIS ONCE. WE DO NEED BIGGER GLASSES HERE.

  THURSDAY       4 - 25 - 19

   I STAY LONGER BUT RENTERS ARE COMING IN.

  UP EARLY AND I START THE PROCESS OF CLEANING AND LOADING UP THE VAN. IT IS A ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY BUT BY 10:30AM I WAS ON THE ROAD. AGAIN , I GOT A FAIR AMOUNT OF PROJECTS DONE AND THE HOUSE IS IN GOOD SHAPE FOR RENTERS AND US. I WOULD GO HERE ONCE A WEEK OR MORE EVERY MONTH.....IT'S THAT DAMN PEACEFULL.

 CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. I TRAVELED A LITTLE FURTHER THAN I LIKE BUT I AM GLAD I DID. ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE I DIVERTED TO BENSALEM.  IT WAS ABOUT 30 MINUTES IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION OF OUR HOUSE SO THE ROUND TRIP DID TAKE ME ONE HOUR. BUT......I AM GLAD I DID IT.

 I WAS LOOKING FOR A CHESS SET SINCE MY KIDS SHOWED A NEW INTEREST AND I COULD NOT FIND MY WONDERFUL JADE STONE CHESS SET FROM WHEN I WAS A KID. I ASKED AROUND THE FAMILY BUT TO NO AVAIL. I FIND A STONE MARBLE CHESS ON CRAIGSLIST. I PRICE THEM OUT BETWEEN $135 TO $350.  EBAY WAS THE CHEAPEST BUT THE BOARD SIZE WAS TOO SMALL. ANYWAY , I TRAVEL TO A GUY'S HOME AND HE IS SUPER COOL. HE MEETS ME OUTSIDE AND HE FOLDS DOWN THE BACK OF HIS TRUCK'S TAIL GATE. I SEE TOOLS AND ASK WHO'S THEY WERE BECAUSE THIS GUY IS EASILY IN HIS LATE 70'S. IT ENDS UP HE OWNS RENTAL PROPERTIES AND FIXES EVERYTHING HIMSELF. WE HAVE AN INSTANT CONNECTION. HE ALSO HAS A DAUGHTER WHO LIVES JUST MINUTES FROM OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  HE IS A REALLY NICE GUY AND I ASK PERMISSION TO LET OUR PUP OUT ON HIS PROPERTY. HE ALLOWS IT AND WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 CONTINUED - HE IS ALSO A VIETNAM WAR VETERAN SO I THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICES. HE TAKES OUT THE CHESS SET AND DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PLAY OR ALIGN THE PIECES. I HELP HIM AND HE TELLS ME THE STORY OF THIS GAME. A RENTER LEFT THE CHESS SET IN ONE OF HIS UNITS.  THE GAME IS BRAND NEW AND NEVER USED. IT SAT IN HIS BASEMENT FOR 10 YEARS. THIS COOL MARBLE STONE CHESS SET IS EASILY $200+.  ON CRAIGSLIST , HE WAS ASKING FOR $40. I COUNTER OFFERED WITH A $20 BID.  HE ACCEPTED. I SHAKE HANDS AND JUST BOUGHT A NEW CHESS SET FOR $20..........GOOD TRADE.

  BY THE WAY BENSALEM AREA BLOWS.  NORTH PHILLY HAS SO MANY DAMN TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND TRAFFIC. IT WAS FRIGGIN' 12 NOON AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THIS AREA.

 I DECIDE TO TAKE I-95 SOUTH HOME. G.P.S. SAID THE FASTEST WAY IS TO TAKE I-676 VINE STREET. I TAKE I-95 ALL THE WAY TO THE BLUE ROUTE. I HAVE DONE THIS 100'S OF TIMES AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY. I AM DOING 80MPH THE WHOLE TIME WITH SEMI TRAFFIC. I GET TO THE BLUE ROUTE IN UNDER 20 MINUTES AND I AM SO GLAD I TOOK THIS WAY.  AS I AM APPROACHING MY HOME'S EXIT I SEE A WARNING SIGN........." CONSTRUCTION AHEAD EXPECT DELAYS AFTER ROUTE 30." OK.....I AM COOL WITH THAT SINCE I WILL BE GETTING OFF BEFORE ROUTE 30. I AM MAKING GREAT TIME AND SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR NOT LISTENING TO THE G.P.S.

  3 MILES FROM MY EXIT ................TRAFFIC PILES UP AND COMES TO A VIRTUAL STOP. I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT AT 1PM ALL THIS TRAFFIC STOPPED A 3 F'N LANE HIGHWAY.  MY EXIT WAS JUST 3 MILES AWAY. ONE VEHICLE TOOK THE RIGHT EMBANKMENT AND MAN I WAS SO DAMN CLOSE TO DOING IT TOO. BUT , SINCE MY TICKET OF GOING THE WRONG WAY ,  I WAS A GUN SHY.  WE STOPPED AND GO'ED FOR 3 MILES NEVER DOING MORE THAN 10 MILES AN HOUR. I LOST ABOUT 20 MINUTES........BLOW.

  AT HOME , WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD AND SAYS HELLO TO THE PUP.  IT WAS A LONG TRAVEL FOR THE DOG AND I FELT BAD FOR HER. SHE IS GETTING OLDER ANDI DON'T LIKE IT ONE BIT.  THE PUP GOES DOWN THE BASEMENT TO GREET OUR ELDEST AND YOU HEAR WONDERFUL HAPPY NOISES FROM OUR KID. LATER , OUR YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND THE PUP GETS HUGS AND KISSES BEFORE ME. THOUGH WHEELS DID HUG AND KISS ME AND SAID . " I MISSED YOU. " THIS IS RARE TO SEE PUBLIC AFFECTION FROM HER.......EVEN THOUGH IT WAS IN OUR KITCHEN.

 TRY TO NAP AND I FELL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. BY 3:45PM I WAS DRIVING MY YOUNGEST TO WORK. SHE TELLS ME HER SCHOOL IS PLAYING A GAME CALLED " ASSASSIN ". 170 STUDENTS ARE PLAYING AT $10 EACH. THE RULE IS - SHOOT YOUR TARGET WITH A WATER GUN.  SHE TELLS ME A STORY THAT HER AND HER FRIENDS INVITED 2 BOYS OVER TO THEIR HOUSE. LITTLE DID ONE BOY KNOW HE WAS A TARGET BY MY KID. MY YOUNGEST WATER PISTOLED THE KID. HE WAS NOT HAPPY BEING SET UP.

 ANOTHER GOOD " ASSASSIN " STORY IS ONE KID THREW HER CELL PHONE INTO HER TARGET'S CAR. USING ANOTHER FRIEND THEY TRACKED THE CELL PHONE TO THE KID'S HOUSE......AND THAT KID GOT THE WATER PISTOL SHOT.

 MY KID WANTS OUR HELP TO ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR UNUSUAL PEOPLE ACTIVITY BY OUR HOUSE AND HER WORK. SHE TELLS ME STUDENTS HAVE HID IN CARS TO GET THEIR TARGET. SHE IS NOW CAUTIOUS ON LEAVING THE HOUSE. I WALK OUT FIRST AND SUDDENLY YELL OUT , " WOAH WOAH !!! WHERE DID YOU COME FROM ?!!! " I START LAUGHING AS MY KID SLIGHTLY PEEKS OUT THE DOOR AND SEES NO ONE. YEP .....I PLAYED A LITTLE RUSE ON HER. SHE RESPONDS , " HEY , YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO BE HELPING ME. "

  DROP HER OFF AT WORK AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. THIS ONE PROMOTER CALLED KEITH W. CANCELS ANOTHER SHOW ON ME. HE HAS DONE THIS 10 TIMES AND I NEVER GIVE HIM A WEEKEND SHOW SO IT DOESN'T HURT THAT MUCH. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN , POST A FACEBOOK AD , BEGIN MY CLEANING , AND MAKING LISTS. I AM FEELING SLEEPY BY 6:30PM.

  CLOSE AT 7PM TO GET MY KID FROM WORK AND TAKE HER HOME. WHEELS IS SHOPPING WITH OUR ELDEST SO I HAD NO PROBLEM DOING THIS.  I PARK MY CAR 6 INCHES FROM THE BACK DOOR AND TEXT HER , " THE COAST IS CLEAR ". SHE COMES OUTSIDE LAUGHING. SHE TOLD ME HER BOSS PLAYED A RUSE ON HER BY SAYING , " THERE IS A YOUNG BOY OUTSIDE WITH A WATER PISTOL ". SHE SAID TO HIM , " OH MY GOD , MY DAD MESSED WITH ME TOO. " THEY BOTH LAUGHED AND HER COMPANY SEEMS TO BE REALLY COOL.

  DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST AT HOME AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. SOME MUSICIANS CAME IN AND I GOT A 2ND WIND. I WATCH THE PHILLIES SUCK ASS AGAIN AND LOSE TO THE WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL.

 I DRIVE 2 PATRONS HOME AFTER 11PM. I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED.

  AT HOME I HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " BROCKMIRE. " IT WAS GOOD.

  WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I HANG OUT LONGER. BY 1AM I FALL ASLEEP FAST. I WALK THE PUP RIGHT BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP. BY 5:30AM THE PUP WAKES ME UP TO GO OUT AGAIN.  WELP , GUESS I'LL START MY DAY.

  I GOOGLED THE STORY ABOUT THE 5 YEAR OLD WHO WAS MURDERED BY BOTH HIS PARENTS.  OH.....MY......GOD. WHAT A FUCKING WORLD WE LIVE IN WHERE LOWLIFES CAN INFLICT SO MUCH BRUTALITY AND PAIN TO A YOUNG CHILD. ALSO , THE POLICE AND CHILD SOCIAL SERVICES TOTALLY DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS ONE. IT SICKENS ME TO THE CORE.

  FRIDAY      4 - 26 - 19

  TEXT RECEIVED - " ARE YOU AT THE PHILLIES GAME ? "

  ME - " NO , BUT WHEELS IS.  I'M AT THE NAIL "

  TEXT RECEIVED - " JUST SAW HER ON TV BEHIND HOME PLATE. "

  ME - " YEP.......ME TOO. "

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN - I SAW THESE PRETTY COOL SALAD/DINNER PLATES THAT LOOKED PERFECT FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I EMAILED A NICE WOMAN AND SHE GAVE THEM TO ME FOR FREE. NEAR SPRINGFIELD MALL I TOOK THE DRIVE. MAN HER HOUSE AND NEIGHBORHOOD WAS NICE. SHE LEFT THEM IN A NICE BAG BY HER FRONT DOOR.

  WHEELS GETS INVITED TO THE PHILLIES GAME. HER SEATS WERE 3 ROWS BEHIND HOME PLATE TO THE RIGHT. YES , WE SAW HER ON TV 3 TIMES. SHE ALSO SAID THE NEW COMFORT SEATS WERE LIKE RECLINERS. PHILLIES WIN 4 - 0.

 " ASSASSIN " - THIS GAME IS BEING PLAYED AT OUR KID'S SCHOOL. A FRIEND PICKED UP OUR YOUNGEST.  THE FRIEND TURNED HER CAR AROUND IN OUR DRIVEWAY. AS A RUSE , I TOLD OUR KID , " LET ME CHASE YOU OUTSIDE LIKE WE ARE PRACTICING FOR ASSASSIN. "  THE KID GIVES ME HER WATER GUN AND I GIVE HER A 2 SECOND LEAD. SHE RUNS OUT THE BACK DOOR AND I FOLLOW CHASING AND SCREAMING AT HER. SHE RUNS TO HER FRIENDS CAR AND JUMPS IN. THE FRIEND ROLLS DOWN THE CAR WINDOW AND PUTS A WATER GUN IN MY FACE AND SAYS , " I DON'T THINK SO." IT WAS A VERY CLINT EASTWOOD MOMENT. WE ALL LAUGHED.

  5 MINUTES AFTER THEY LEFT THE RAIN CAME BIG TIME. I TEXTED HER AND SHE SAID THEY DID PULL OVER.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND THE BIG RAIN DEFINITELY SCARED OFF PEOPLE FROM COMING OUT. IT IS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE THE MUSIC WAS REALLY GOOD. MOONROOF PERFORMED AND THEY WERE REALLY COOL. THEY OPEN FOR THE LUMINEERS JUNE 2ND AT THE BB&T PAVILION IN CAMDEN. THAT IS A DAMN BIG SHOW FOR THEM. THEY WERE ALL SUPER COOL AND TOOK A PICTURE WITH THE BARTENDER.

 MAN I HAVE A VERY LONG WEEKEND. 

  THE NAIL WAS FUN AND ALL THE MUSICIANS AND PEOPLE THAT CAME OUT WERE COOL.  THE RAIN DID SUBSIDE EARLIER THAN WE THOUGHT WHICH WAS NICE. DAMN SHAME MORE PEOPLE DID NOT COME OUT.

  I ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH WHEELS. IT WAS 1:15AM AND SHE JUST GOT HOME FROM THE RAIN DELAYED GAME. SHE WAS FEELING GOOD.

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

  SATURDAY    4 - 27 - 19

 WELL , THE BIG BRUNT OF MY WEEKEND IS OVER. I STILL HAVE ANOTHER DAY BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE AS HARD AS TODAY.

  YOU WANT A HARD 24 HOURS ?  HERE IT IS : ( BY THE WAY - IT IS 3:30AM RIGHT NOW )

 *** REMEMBER - FRIDAY NIGHT I WORKED THE DOOR UNTIL 1:30AM. AT HOME BY 2AM AND IN BED BY 3AM. MY LEGS WERE HURTING FROM STANDING AND RUNNING THE SHOW.  UP AT 5AM TO START MY DAY. NOW THIS IS JUST 2 HOURS SLEEP.....2.....HOURS ***

 - DO MY NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE. 

 - PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND FROM A SLEEPOVER AND DRIVE THEM HOME.

 - HAVE BREAKFAST AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I PREP AND CLEAN FOR OVER 2 HOURS FOR A GOOD SIZE PRIVATE PARTY. I ALSO RECEIVE A BEER DELIVERY.

 - BY 10AM I AM LOADING UP TO GO TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE. IT WAS AN " ALL CALL " REQUEST. THIS MEANS WHEN ONE FAMILY MEMBER ASKS FOR HELP TO REMODEL THEIR HOME WE ALL SHOW UP.

 - ARRIVE AND IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO DEMO. IT WAS THE LARGEST TEAR-OUT JOB I CAN REMEMBER BEING A PART OF. MY LEGS WERE HURTING WHEN I ARRIVED. WE FILLED A 40 YARD DUMPSTER WITH CONCRETE , CINDER BLOCKS , FLOOR MARBLE , WOOD , CARPETING , AND MORE. IT WAS THE HEAVIEST I EVER SEEN A DUMPSTER AND I AM SURE THE TRUCK WILL HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME MOVING IT FROM THE DRIVEWAY.  I USED A JACK HAMMER AND SLEDGE HAMMER FOR PART OF THE DAY.....NOT FUN.

 - THE GOOD THING IS IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO WORK WITH THE FAMILY. EVERYONE MAKES JOKES AND THE TIME DOES MOVE QUICKLY. MOST JOKES ARE ABOUT ME ESPECIALLY SINCE I WORE WORK PANTS THAT HAD A LARGE TEAR ALONG ONE LEG. JUST IMAGINE PETER GRIFFIN WEARING DAISY DUKES.

 -  WHEELS STOPPED BY TO HELP WHICH I THOUGHT WAS SUPER COOL. SHE TAKES A PICTURE OF THE WHOLE FAMILY AND MY BROTHER AND I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK. A TON OF LIKES AND FUN COMMENTS BY OUR FAMILY.

 - MOM STOPS BY WITH HOAGIES FOR A GROUP OF 8 GUYS. WE ATE OUTSIDE WHICH WAS NICE. A LITTLE WINDY BUT NICE.

 - BY 4PM I HAD TO ROLL. AGAIN MY LEGS WERE HURTING.  AT HOME I SHOWER , SHAVE , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 - GLAD I LEFT A LITTLE EARLY BECAUSE THE DJ WAS PARKED AT OUR FRONT DOOR WHEN I ARRIVED. I HAD A PRIVATE 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY TONIGHT.  THE CATERER ARRIVES ALONG WITH FAMILY TO DECORATE AND HELP PUT OUT CANDY , DECORATIONS , AND FOOD. EVERY ONE WAS COOL. IT WAS A 30ISH AGE GROUP AND EVERYONE WAS GOOD LOOKING....EVEN THE GUYS. ONE THING I DID NOTICE......NOT ONE PERSON SMOKED CIGARETTES. IT WAS A NON-SMOKING NIGHT BUT NOT ONE PERSON WENT OUTSIDE TO SMOKE.

 - I MADE A MISTAKE AND PUSHED THE BARTENDER BACK 40 MINUTES WHEN SHE WAS LITERALLY AT THE BACK GATE. I TOLD HER , " GO HAVE A DRINK WITH A FRIEND UP THE STREET AND COME BACK AT 8PM. " WELL , THAT WAS A MISTAKE. PEOPLE POURED IN FOR THE 76ERS GAME AT 7:30PM. ALL THE DRINK ORDERS WERE NOT BEER AND SHOT ORDERS LIKE I AM USED TO. THEY WERE MANHATTANS AND MARTINIS AND FLYING GRASSHOPPERS. WHAT THE FUCK IS A FLYING GRASSHOPPER ?!?!?!?! I IMMEDIATELY TEXTED OUR BARTENDER TO COME IN......TWICE.

 - I HELD THE FORT AS THEY SAY UNTIL OUR BARTENDER CAME IN. SHE HAS WORKED MANY WEDDINGS SO IT WAS HUGE TO HAVE HER ARRIVE.  THE DRINKS FLOWED SO DAMN FAST. I HELPED WITH EASY DRINK ORDERS AND WORKED THE DOOR TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE PARKED CORRECTLY. ONE THING THAT PISSED ME OFF WERE UBER DRIVERS. 2 DRIVERS PULLED UP IN ON-COMING TRAFFIC TO DROP OFF PEOPLE. I TOLD THEM, " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! " NOT 2 MINUTES LATER ONE UBER DRIVER MOVES HIS VEHICLE QUICKLY UP TO OUR FRONT DOOR BOTTOMING OUT HIS CAR. WAS IT A FULL MOON OR ARE MOST UBER DRIVERS IDIOTS ??

 - I GOT A LIMITED AMOUNT OF REQUESTED BOOZE FOR THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. WITHIN 90 MINUTES I TOOK A RIDE TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO GET MORE.  WHAT REALLY WORKED OUT WAS I KNEW THE LIQUOR EMPLOYEE AND BY THE TIME I ARRIVED THE ORDER WAS READY. PUT IT THIS WAY, I MADE THE ORDER ON MY CELL PHONE WALKING TO MY CAR. I ARRIVED IN 5 MINUTES AND IT WAS READY.

  - BACK AT THE NAIL I RE-STOCK THE BOOZE.  THE DJ HAD A COOL SET-UP BUT I FELT BAD FOR HIM AS HE CAME FROM NEW YORK FOR THIS JOB. I BELIEVE HE WAS DOING FRIEND A FAVOR.  HE HAD STROBE LIGHTS , A LIT WALL , AND BEAT MUSIC ALL NIGHT. WITHIN 2 HOURS A TON OF GIRLS AND SOME GUYS WERE DANCING. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD LOOKING 30ISH YEAR OLD CROWD. I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.

 - I THOUGHT THE CATERER DID A GOOD JOB TOO WITH HIS DAUGHTER. THE SHRIMP WRAPPED IN BACON WAS VERY GOOD. THEY HAD PULLED PORK RIB MEAT AND CLUB TURKEY SANDWICHES AS THE MAIN FOOD.  THEY ALSO PUT OUT COOL DOUBLE COOKED HOME MADE CHIPS WITH GUACAMOLE AND THE FAMILY PUT OUT CANDY AND DONUTS.

 - THE NIGHT MOVED NICELY BUT OF COURSE SOMETHING MUST ALWAYS HAPPEN. I PATROLLED WITH THE SECONDARY DUTIES LIKE EMPTYING TRASH , COLLECTING GLASSES , WASHING GLASSES , AND SERVING EASY ORDER DRINKS LIKE BEER AND SHOTS. BY 11PM I WAS WALKING LIKE MY 90 YEAR OLD DAD. I ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT GO ANY MORE.

 - MY ELDEST ARRIVES AND I GIVE HER SOME SHRIMP LERON OR WHATEVER IT WAS CALLED. I GIVE HER A RIDE TO ANOTHER BAR.

 - BACK AT THE NAIL I WASH MORE DISHES AND I SEE PEOPLE ARE ORDERING WATER. THE BARTENDER DOES SOMETHING SMART AND LAYS OUT 10 ORDERS OF WATER. WE SERVED THEM OUT WITH 2 MINUTES.

  I END THE NIGHT BY LIMPING TO MY VAN. MY LONG DAY AND NIGHT HAS COME TO AN END.  TWO HOURS SLEEP IN 24 HOURS AND GUESS WHAT ? IT WILL ALL BE PLAYED OUT AGAIN IN THE SAME WAY. BY MIDNIGHT I WAS AT HOME DRINKING 2 BEERS. MY YOUNGEST ARRIVES HOME AND I SAY GOODNIGHT TO HER AND WHEELS. MY BODY HIT THE BED AND I WAS READY TO SLEEP. I HAD THE TV ON AND COULD NOT FIND THE REMOTE TO TURN IT OFF. I GET UP OUT OF BED AND SEARCH MY ROOM. I FIND IT AND BY 12:30AM I AM OFF TO SLEEP. I WAKE UP AT 3:30AM WHICH I POSTED AT THE TOP OF THIS THREAD. IT IS NOW 5:30AM.

 OH , PHILLIES ALMOST BLOW A 10 - 1 LEAD BUT HOLD ON TO WIN 12 - 9.

 76ERS LOSE BADLY AND NOT ONCE WERE THEY REALLY IN THIS GAME.

  I HAD MY CELL PHONE IN MY VAN FOR MOST OF THE DAY DURING THE CONSTRUCTION. AFTER LUNCH I MOVED IT TO A WALL AND PLACED THE CELL ON TOP OF SOME RUBBER WORK GLOVES. WHEN I GOT HOME I NOTICED MY SCREEN WAS CRACKED BADLY. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.

  OH ,  JUST ONE MORE THING , WHEN I GOT UP AT 3:30AM I NOTICED A TEXT. IT SAID FROM MY BARTENDER , " 7/11 NEXT DOOR GOT ROBBED , COPS ALL OVER , AND THE FRONT DOOR KNOB FELL OFF AT THE NAIL. "

   APRIL     4 - 28 - 19

 LONG HARD WEEKEND AND MY LEGS HURT SO IT WAS TIME TO RELAX , BOOZE , AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH WHEELS !! OH AND GAME OF THRONES !!!!!!!

  NOW THIS WAS A HARD BUT SUPER FUN DAY AND NIGHT. 

  HERE WE GO :

  - START MORNING BY PICKING UP OUR ELDEST FROM A SLEEPOVER. LITTLE DID THE KID KNOW I WAS HEADING TO THE NAIL NEXT. SHE WAS A HUGE HELP.  I GOT THE NAIL PREPPED AND TALKED TO A BAND MEMBER WHO WANTED TO MOVE HIS 4 BAND SHOW TO THE NAIL TONIGHT. THIS WAS ON VERY SHORT NOTICE TO SAY THE LEAST. I FIRST SAID NO BUT EVENTUALLY SAID YES AND CHANGED IT TO A 21+ EVENT. I HAVE TO THANK A LOCAL BAND CALLED ABORTION SURVIVOR FOR THE RECOMMENDATION AND LEAD.

 - FOR HER HELP I GAVE MONEY FOR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES. SHE PICKED THEM UP AND I WENT STRAIGHT HOME TO CHANGE. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM.

 - ROLL OUT AND HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT DAY. WE CONCENTRATED ON PREPPING FLOORS FOR HARDWOOD. I MOVED A REFRIGERATOR AND DISCONNECTED AN ICE MAKER LINE , TORE OUT A SOFFIT MADE OF CEMENT ( NOT FUN ) , REMOVED AN EXHAUST FAN & A LIGHT , INSTALLED UNDERLAYMENT IN A 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY , MOVED A 100 TOOLS IN MY VAN & LOADED UP A SHITLOAD OF CONCRETE AND CARPET STRIPPING ( I WILL DUMP IT AT THE NAIL ) , AND SNAKED A MASTER BATHROOM SHOWER DRAIN. I WAS TIRED BUT IT WAS FUN WORKING WITH THE FAMILY. LAUGHS AND JOKING AROUND ALL DAY.

 - ROLL HOME AND SHOWER. WHEELS AND I DRESS CASUAL AND IT WAS OFF TO A PRETTY FUN NIGHT TO SAY THE LEAST.

 - SO WHAT DO PHILLIES PLAYERS BRYCE HARPER , AARON NOLA , ANDREW McCLUCHEN , RHYS HOSKINS , VINCE VELASQUEZ , SCOTT KINGERY , ROMAN QUINN , CESAR HERNANDEZ , JAKE ARRIETA , NICK WILLIAMS , AND OTHER PLAYERS ALL HAVE IN COMMON ?  ANSWER -- THEY TOOK PICTURES WITH WHEELS.

 - OF COURSE I HAD TO PLAY AROUND WITH THE BIG SHOT PLAYERS. EACH TIME I ASK A PLAYER TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH WHEELS THEY WOULD START TO PUT THEIR ARM AROUND HER. I WOULD HAND THEM MY CAMERA AND SAY , " HERE. YOU JUST PUSH THE WHITE CIRCLE TO TAKE THE PICTURE " AND I WOULD MOVE WHEELS TO ME. BASICALLY , ASKING EVERY PLAYER TO TAKE A PICTURE OF WHEELS AND I.  NONE OF THEM LAUGHED. JUST KIDDING.....THEY WERE ALL SUPER COOL.

 - I DID NOT TAKE A PICTURE WITH HURRICANE SCHWARTZ......SUCH A DOUCHE.

 - THIS CHARITY FOR UNDER PRIVILEGED KIDS WAS HELD AT A VERY LARGE SUPER COOL BOWLING ALLEY. IT HAD 2 LEVELS AND AN OUTSIDE DECK. ALL AREAS HAD BUFFET FOOD AND BARS.  IT HAD SILENT AUCTIONS TOO. WE WERE V.I.P. AND ALL OF IT WAS FREE......AT LEAST TO WHEELS AND I. THIS WAS A GREAT TIME.

 - I HEAR , " BIG DADDY !! ". AN OLDER SINGER WHO JUST PLAYED WAS THERE. WE TALKED FOR A LITTLE BIT.

 - AT LEAST 1,000 PEOPLE WERE HERE. ABOUT 100 GOT TO BOWL. WE WERE PART OF THAT 100.  FOOD , BOOZE , AND GIFTS WERE ALSO INCLUDED. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW POWERFUL AND PRIVILEGED IT FELT TO BE IN THE PRIVATE SECTION WE WERE IN. WE BOWLED FIRST AND THAN THE PLAYERS.  THE PHILLIES WIVES WERE IN OUR SECTION AND ALL OF THEM ARE ABSOLUTE PIECES OF ASS.

 - TONS OF MEDIA PRESS WERE THERE TOO. SCOTT PALMER WAS THE M.C.

 - TOO MANY STORIES TO WRITE ABOUT BUT THIS WAS DEFINITELY A HIGHLIGHT WITH WHEELS AND I. I WAS SO DAMN TIRED FROM MY LONG WEEKEND OF BUSTING CONCRETE AND MARBLE DURING THE DAY AND WORKING THE DOOR AT THE NAIL UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT EVERY NIGHT. IT WAS TIRING BUT MAN DID I ENJOY THIS NIGHT.

  SO THAT WAS OUR NIGHT OUT. WE ROLL HOME AND THERE WAS ONE THING LEFT TO DO......GAME.........OF.......THRONES !!!

  THE KIDS WENT TO THE MOVIES WITH SOME FAMILY AND HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST SEEING AVENGERS : ENDGAME.  GREAT REVIEWS FROM EVERYONE.

  ANYWAY , BACK TO GAME OF THRONES !!! WE ARRIVE HOME AFTER 9PM. IN FACT , IT WAS CLOSER TO 9:45PM SO WE MISSED THE AIRING START TIME.  I TOOK A CHANCE AND CHECKED " ON-DEMAND " AND GOT LUCKY. USUALLY IT TAKES 24 HOURS TO USE ON-DEMAND AFTER ITS INITIAL AIRING BUT HBO MUST OF BEEN FIGURING THIS MAY BE A WISE CHOICE TO GIVE EVERYONE IMMEDIATE ACCESS. SO , WHEELS AND I CLOSED ALL THE LIGHTS , MADE SOME NIGHTCAPS , AND WATCHED THE BIGGEST CINEMATIC BATTLE IN BOTH TV AND MOVIE SCREEN HISTORY.

  MY THOUGHTS - THE 100+ MILLION DOLLAR EPISODE 3 OF GAME OF THRONES WAS EXCELLENT. FROM START TO FINISH IT HAD YOU ONE THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT. THE BATTLE SCENE IS HUMANS TRYING TO SURVIVE A 100 -1 RATIO FROM A ZOMBIE ARMY. IT WAS COMPLETE CHAOS. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND SOME NICE SURPRISE OF SOME SUPER NATURAL HELP. OVERALL IT WAS EXCELLENT BUT I HAD ONE SERIOUS PROBLEM ( AND SO DID SOME SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS AND FANS ) .......THE WHOLE EPISODE WAS FILMED IN DARKNESS.  MANY TIMES YOU DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL WAS GOING ON.  AGAIN , I DID THINK IT WAS SUPER COOL AND REALLY LIKED HOW IT ENDED.

 THE KIDS COME HOME FROM THE MOVIES AND THEY HAD AN AWESOME TIME. I AM SO GLAD I CONVINCED THEM TO HANG WITH THEIR FAMILY BECAUSE THEY WERE OVER THE TOP HAPPY ON THE MOVIE AND THE EXPERIENCE.

  OH , SATURDAY NIGHT WAS A GREAT NIGHT EVEN IF 7/11 GOT ROBBED NEXT DOOR AND COPS CAME IN THE BACK DOOR OF THE NAIL WITH GUNS DRAWN.......ALWAYS SOMETHING. 

  MONDAY         4 - 29 - 19

  THERE HAS BEEN LEGITIMATE COMPLAINTS OF GAME OF THRONES LAST EPISODE.  IT WAS FILMED IN RAINY NORTHERN IRELAND FOR 55 NIGHTS SO YES PEOPLE / FANS HAD THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN IT WAS VERY DARK.....I DID MYSELF.

  NEXT WAS THE KILLING OF THE NIGHT KING.  MANY FANS BELIEVED IT SHOULD OF BEEN JON SNOW BUT I REALLY LIKED ARYA STARK. IT MADE SENSE. SHE IS A SUPER BAD ASS , SUPER TRAINED ASSASSIN , AND THE RED WITCH PROPHESIZE HER KILLING THE NIGHT KING IN SEASON 3 BY SAYING , " YOU WILL KILL BROWN EYES , GREEN  EYES , AND BLUE EYES "......THE COLOR BLUE OF THE NIGHT KING. YES , I HAD TO LOOK THIS UP AND I WATCHED SEVERAL SHORT VIDEOS OF ARYA STARK KILLING A SHITLOAD OF PEOPLE. SHE IS A SUPER COOL , ADORABLE , AND HAS A NICE ASS. I REALLY LIKED THE ENDING OF EPISODE 3.

    BACK TO MY LIFE.

  THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMENTS AND LIKES ON OUR FACEBOOK PICS WITH THE PHILLIES PLAYERS AND CHARITY FUNCTION. OUR FACEBOOK FAMILY WAS PRETTY COOL TODAY AND IT WAS A BLAST.

  HAD TO DO THE LAWN. I GO AWAY FOR ONE WEEK AND MAN DOES THE GRASS GROW. USING MY RIDING MOWER , SELF-PROPELLED MOWER ( LOVE IT ) , AND CORDLESS WEED WHACKER ( LOVE IT ) I GOT EVERYTHING DONE IN A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR. I ALSO DID A RENTAL PROPERTY.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO EMPTY MY VAN OF CONCRETE AND OTHER DEBRIS. THIS WAS FUN.

 I TOOK A DRIVE TO SEE IF A FREE LAWN MOWER WAS AVAILABLE VIA CRAIGSLIST. IT WAS ONLY 5 MINUTES FROM THE NAIL. I TOOK THE DRIVE AND THE LAWN MOWER WAS GONE. THE POST WAS UP JUST 9 HOURS.

 BACK TO THE NAIL I START MY BAND EMAILS AND CLEANING. I FIXED SOME FLOOR MATS ALONG WITH WEEDING OUT FRONT. YEP , I WEEDED ON ONE KNEE WHILE I WAS HOLDING A TRASHCAN TO BALANCE ME.

 SOME COMMENTS ON THE 76ERS BIGGEST WIN THIS SEASON AND MAYBE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS......I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY DID IT. THE 76ERS HAD TO LEAD THE LEAGUE IN TURNOVERS. SOME OF THE MOST WORST BALL GIVEAWAYS I HAVE EVER SEEN. IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING. IT WAS INFURIATING.  THE 76ERS BUILT UP A 19 POINT LEAD AND I SAID TO MYSELF , " IF TORONTO HAD A 19 POINT LEAD THIS GAME BE OVER , BUT SINCE THE 76ERS HAVE A 19 POINT LEAD THIS IS ALMOST LIKE A TIED GAME. " WELP , IN THE 2ND HALF TORONTO CAME ALL THE WAY BACK TO WITHIN 1 FRIGGIN' POINT.  THE 76ERS HAD A SOME HUGE LAST MINUTE SHOTS BY EMDBIID AND JIMMY " BUCKETS "  I COULD NOT BELIEVE THEY WON. THE BARTENDER CAME IN AND I TRIED TO GET HOME TO SEE WHEELS FACE BECAUSE THE LAST 30 SECONDS WAS SO DAMN PANICKY AND SHE IS MORE FUN TO WATCH THAN THE ACTUAL GAME. I DID LIKE LISTENING TO OUR 76ERS RADIO ANNOUNCER..........HE WAS GOING NUTS.

 ANYWAY , THE 76ERS MADE SOME TIMELY SHOTS , GOOD DEFENSE , AND TORONTO JUST COMPLETELY SHIT THE BED TO MAKE THIS SERIES TIED.

 POLICE CALL ME FOR SURVEILLANCE ON THE ROBBERY NEXT DOOR.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ". IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND 5 MINUTES IN THE DOG STARTS BARKING......NICE. SO I RE-WATCHED GAME OF THRONES. I FELL ASLEEP WITHIN 20 MINUTES.

   TUESDAY    4 - 30 - 19

  STAYED ON MY " KEEP UP WITH THE WEEDING " PROGRAM TODAY. I EVEN GOT BOTH KIDS TO HELP AND THE PUP WAS THE LOOK-OUT.  YES , WHILE WE WEEDED ALL OF US HAD TO LOOK OUT FOR AN ASSASSIN. ALL OF MY YOUNGEST FRIENDS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED. THEY ARE RELYING ON HER TO STAY IN THE GAME.  I WAS MAKING JOKES AND PLAYING WITH MY KIDS THE ENTIRE TIME. ANYTIME A CAR GO BY I YELL OUT " ASSASSIN !!!! " IF A JOGGER RAN BY ....." ASSASSIN !!!!!! " IF AN OLD LADY SLOWLY WALKED BY " A............SSAS...........SIN !!!! " YES , IT DID NOT TAKE LONG FOR MY KIDS TO BE COMPLETELY EMBARRASSED AND CALL ME A " NUDGE ".

  HAD MY ELDEST DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK. THIS WAS NICE.

  BEFORE I SHOWER SINCE I HAD DIRT ALL OVER ME BECAUSE I LITERALLY CRAWL AROUND IN THE FLOWER BEDS TO WEED I HAD WHEELS PERFORM HER FAVORITE THING. I BRING A SWIVEL CHAIR INTO THE SHOWER AND WHEELS SAYS FOR ME TAKE ALL MY CLOTHES OFF. YEP.........IT IS SEXY. I PUT ON SOME LIGHT MUSIC AND PLUG IN MY SHAVER.  I SPIN MY BACK TO WHEELS AND SHE GRABS " IT ". SHE BEGINS TO DO MY BODY FROM BEHIND.  USUALLY I LIKE IT WHEN I AM BEHIND HER. WITHIN 10 MINUTES WE ARE DONE. IT WAS AWESOME.  WHEELS SHAVED MY BACK. IT WAS LIKE GAME OF FUR.  I WAS DRESSED TO PROTECT THE WALL AT WINTERFELL BUT NOW LOOK LIKE A BABY ELEPHANT.

 FINISH SHOWERING AND OFF TO THE NAIL. I HAD A GOOD TIME PRACTICING POOL AND SHOOTING WITH OUR TEAM. I DID GET SOME EMAILING DONE AND BAND CALLING.

 PHILLIES LOSE TO SUCKY SUCK SUCK DETROIT TIGERS. THE 2ND WORST TEAM IN HITTING IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE......BLOW.  RADIO GOT ON VELASQUEZ FOR A HIGH PITCH COUNT. HOW ABOUT THE 2 FLY BALL ERRORS BY OUR 330 MILLION DOLLAR PLAYER ?  WE LOSE 3 - 1 AND ALL RUNS WERE UNEARNED.......BLOW.

 I ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS. I WATCH A HOSPITAL SHOW. I AM AMAZED HOW MANY POLICE AND HOSPITAL SHOWS THIS GIRL WATCHES.

  HANG OUT A LITTLE LONGER AND OFF TO BED.  I SLEEP OKAY.

  WEDNESDAY      5 - 1 - 19

 SO THOUGHT IT WAS TUESDAY. PRETTY LONG DAY AND NIGHT.

  7AM ......DRIVING YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND TO SCHOOL. I DECIDE TO TAKE A RIDE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT.  I LISTEN TO MUSIC AND SPEND CLOSE TO 90 MINUTES GETTING MY LIST COMPLETE. I WAS ALSO PICKING THINGS UP FOR FAMILY AND A FRIEND.

 DRIVE TO MY PARENTS HOUSE TO DROP OFF SOME PRODUCT I GOT FOR THEM AND HAVE BREAKFAST. MY DAD SAYS , " I THOUGHT YOU WERE WORKING AT YOUR BROTHER'S HOUSE TODAY ? " I REPLIED , " I AM ON WEDNESDAY. " HE REPLIES , " TODAY IS WEDNESDAY. " I RESPOND, " CRAP. "

  NEXT I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND DROP OFF PRODUCT THERE. THIS IS SO MUCH FUN.

  3 HOURS LATER AND AT 10:30AM I AM AT HOME. NOW I MUST UNLOAD $500 WORTH OF PRODUCT BY MYSELF. IT F'N BLOWS BIG TIME.....I HATE IT. I LET THE PUP OUT , PROP THE DOOR OPEN , PUT ON SOME MUSIC , AND SPEND 20 MINUTES UNLOADING.

  WHEN DONE I WRITE MY BLOG FOR THE DAY , EMAIL BANDS , AND COMPLETE MAY CALENDARS FOR THE NAIL.  IT IS NOW 1PM. I TRY TO LAY DOWN FOR JUST 30 MINUTES BUT MY PHONE GOES OFF. IT WAS THE HAVERTOWN POLICE SEEING IF I HAD SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. I DID TELL THEM I WOULD CALL THEM IF I HAD. I DID NOT.

  I HANG OUT WITH MY YOUNGEST ON AND OFF FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I GO IN HER ROOM AND SNUGGLE. I LEAVE IN 5 MINUTES. FIVE MINUTES LATER I COME BACK IN HER ROOM AND SNUGGLE. BY THE 5TH TIME MY KID WAS SIGHING. WE TALKED AND HUGGED AND AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO HELP WITH ELECTRIC AND DRY WALLING. I WAS TOLD 4:15PM SO I LEFT AT 4PM. I HAVE A WONDERFUL BACK WAY TO BYPASS TRAFFIC. UNFORTUNATELY , MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND IT IS PUSHED BACK UNTIL 5PM. I DECIDE TO GO TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND WASTE SOME TIME.....I'M GLAD I DID.

 I FORGOT I TOLD A PROMOTIONAL COMPANY TO CALL ME AT 4:30PM. I AM GLAD I BROUGHT MY COMPUTER AND BOOKS BECAUSE THIS PROMOTER IS BOOKING JEN CHAPIN....GOOGLE THE NAME. IT IS THE DAUGHTER OF HARRY CHAPIN. HE HAS THE SONGS - " CAT'S IN THE CRADLE " AND " TAXI " AND COUNTLESS OTHER SONGS. THE PROMOTER HAS CONNECTIONS WITH JOAN JETT AND THE ROLLING STONES. I TOLD HIM , " YOU KNOW THIS IS A TINY DIVE CLUB. "  I DID GOOGLE " JEN CHAPIN " AND HER NAME WAS VERY POPULAR.

  I STOCK ALL THE PRODUCT I DROPPED OFF EARLIER AND RE-DO THE MARQUEE. 

  AT 4:45PM I HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE.  BY 5PM WE ARE ROUGHING IN ELECTRIC AND DRY WALLING. MY NIECE WAS WALKING IN WITH MY SISTER-IN-LAW AND OF COURSE I HAD TO CHASE HER OUTSIDE. I HID BEHIND A TREE AND THE KID WAS GIGGLING THE WHOLE TIME.  WE GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND WHEN A 2ND BROTHER ARRIVED THE 3 OF US LAID OUT THE LIGHTING. I CUT ALL THE HOLES FOR THE LIGHTS AND RAN OUT OF TIME. BY 7:15PM I WAS HEADING BACK TO THE NAIL. I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

  OPEN THE NAIL AND START MY EMAILING AND BAND CALLS. I HAD SOME FRIENDS COME IN AND WE TALKED GAME OF THRONES THE WHOLE TIME. ONE FRIEND REALLY KNEW HIS CHARACTERS AND PLOTS. HE MADE A PREDICTION AND WE WILL SEE IF IT COMES TRUE.

  PHILLIES BATS COME ALIVE AND WIN. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE.  RECORD MOVES TO 17 - 13 AND REMAIN IN 1ST PLACE.

  CLOSE THE NAIL AND GIVE 2 PATRONS A RIDE HOME.

  I HEAD HOME MYSELF AND WAS TOO TIRED FOR A NIGHTCAP OR EVEN HANGING OUT. I WENT TO BED. I GO TO WATCH THE NEWS FOR 5 MINUTES BUT MY TV WAS ON HBO. OF COURSE , GAME OF THRONES WAS ON. I WATCHED ABOUT 20 MINUTES UNTIL FALLING ASLEEP.

 THURSDAY        5 - 2 - 19

  1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6...............76ERS !!

  OK , THIS WAS A FUN GAME TO WATCH FROM A PHILLY STAND POINT.  EMBIID'S WINDMILL SLAM , JIMMY BUCKETS BREAKAWAY DUNK , REDICK'S TIMELY 3 POINTERS , AND GREAT DEFENSE.  FROM WHAT I HEARD THE WELLS FARGO ARENA WAS THE LOUDEST THEY HAVE EVER HEARD. WE MUST THANK OUR PASSIONATE FANS.  76ERS BLOW OUT THE RAPTORS TO TAKE GAME 3 AND LEAD THE SERIES 2 - 1.

 BUT..........DON'T GET SUCKED IN YET. TORONTO BLEW US OUT IN THEIR 1ST HOME GAME WITH THEIR CROWD THAN LAPSED IN THEIR 2ND HOME GAME.  THE 76ERS CAN NOT LET THIS HAPPEN. THEY NEED THE FANS TO BE EVEN MORE CRAZY , WILD , AND LOUD ALONG WITH KEEPING THE INTENSITY.  SMART BASKETBALL , SMART PASSING , SMART SHOT SELECTIONS , AND AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE IS A MUST. IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE OUR FANS REALLY ENJOYING A 76ERS WIN. I ACTUALLY WAS LOOKING ONLINE FOR TICKETS......I MAY FOR SUNDAY'S GAME TOO.

 START MORNING WITH MY ROUTINE.........GET KID OFF TO SCHOOL. WE PICKED UP A FRIEND AND IT IS ALWAYS FUNNY TO HANG WITH THESE YOUNG ADULTS. I LOVE PLAYING WITH THEM.

  A NICE VISIT FROM MY SISTER-IN-LAW AND NEPHEW. I WAS HOOKING THEM UP WITH MY FAVORITE STORE BOUGHT MEATBALLS.

  FELT SLUGGISH ALL DAY BUT I DECIDED TO DO A SIDE JOB. I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN OFF TO A GUTTER / ROOF JOB ONLY 5 MINUTES FROM THERE.

  MY MEMORY IS GOING. I SET UP A 30' LADDER AND 3 TIMES I HAD TO CLIMB BACK DOWN FORGETTING TOOLS. MY SCREW GUN I PLACED ON A TRASHCAN LID RIGHT NEXT TO THE LADDER. I CLIMB UP AND FORGET THE SCREW GUN. I CLIMB BACK DOWN AND WALK TO MY VAN AND SAY TO MYSELF , " WHERE THE HELL IS MY SCREW GUN ? "  IT TOOK ME SEVERAL MINUTES TO REMEMBER IT WAS ON THE TRASHCAN LID RIGHT NEXT TO THE LADDER.  I FINISHED BEING ON THE ROOF AND SECURED A GUTTER. I TALKED TO THE OWNER WHO IS A REALLY NICE WOMAN. THE HUSBAND I KNOW FROM ANOTHER COMPANY AND OWNING THE NAIL.

  I ALSO SPRAY PAINT A BATHROOM SHOWER RACK.

   DECIDE TO JUST GO RIGHT TO THE NAIL AND A CAR IS BLOCKING THE GATE. I PARK BEHIND IT AND WALK TO THE BACK DOOR. I CHANGE THE FRYER'S OIL AND BEGIN LITTLE PROJECTS.  THEY MOVE THE CAR AND I MOVE MY VAN TO OUR BACK DOOR.

  I GO FULL CLEAN MODE......VACUUMING , DUSTING , BATHROOMS , AND MORE.  I THAN PREP FOR TOMORROW'S SHOW WHICH INVOLVES SETTING UP WALLS AND SIGNAGE. AT ONE POINT I GOT SO SLEEPY I LAID HALF UNDER A POOL TABLE TO PRETEND FIXING IT. I TRIED TO CLOSE MY EYES FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES BUT IT DID NOT WORK.

  DO SOME MORE LITTLE THINGS AND SETTLE IN ON THE COMPUTER. BY 8PM I WAS WATCHING THE 76ERS.

  AFTER THE GAME I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME.

  AT HOME I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK " WHICH WAS GOOD. SHE GOES TO BED AND I TRY TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF " S.H.I.E.L.D " BUT FELL ASLEEP.

  NEW BARTENDER STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT. I ADORE THIS GIRL.

  FRIDAY / SATURDAY      5 - 3 / 5 - 4- 19

  I TOLD MYSELF 3 DIFFERENT TIMES ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS TO UPDATE THIS BLOG. I FORGOT ALL 3 TIMES. I WAS THAT BUSY.

  FRIDAY WE HAD 70 TICKET SALES FOR THE SHOW AND MAYBE 25 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. I FELT BAD BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO TRAIN A NEW BARTENDER. I GAVE OUR COOK OFF TOO. THE ONLY GOOD THING.....IT WAS A QUICK NIGHT.

  WHEELS HEADS TO THE SEASHORE WITH FRIENDS AND THE PARTYING BEGINS. 

  PHILLIES WIN ON FRIDAY AND THAN LOSE SATURDAY WITH A HEART CRUSHING RALLY BY WASHINGTON......... AFTER TAKING AN 8 - 5 LEAD IN THE 8TH INNING..........BLOW. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I WROTE THAT.

 GO TO CHURCH WITH MY KIDS FOR MY NEPHEW'S FIRST COMMUNION. IT WAS VERY NICE. I HAD SOME ISSUES WITH THE PRIEST'S SPEECH AND HOW WORDS AND LYRICS HAVE CHANGED SINCE I WAS A TEENAGER. IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO ....... DO YOU BELIEVE IN DARWIN'S " THEORY OF EVOLUTION " OR " WHISPER DOWN THE LANE "? DISCIPLES WROTE ABOUT A GREAT MAN NAMED JESUS. IT REALLY IS FACT VERSE POSSIBLE FICTION. THE PRIEST TODAY SAID , " FAITH IS DO YOU BELIEVE THE STORIES THE APOSTLES ARE TELLING ABOUT JESUS ? " I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " IF I TOLD A STORY TO THE FIRST PERSON IN THIS PEW AND IT HAD TO BE REPEATED LIKE " WHISPER DOWN THE LANE " ALL THE WAY TO THE OTHER END THE STORY WOULD CHANGE BIG TIME. NOW , I SEE WORDS AND LYRICS CHANGE IN THE PAMPHLETS AND CAN SEE THAT THE APOSTLES WORDS ARE CHANGED BIG TIME IN THE READINGS.  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

  ALSO , I REMEMBER A " SOPRANOS " EPISODE WHERE TONY IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING SHOT AND ALMOST DYING. HIS KID GIVES HIM A DINOSAUR BOOK AND HE IS LOOKING AT THE PICTURES OF THE ANCIENT LARGE REPTILES. A PRIEST COMES IN TO SAY SOME PRAYERS AND TELLS TONY , " YOU KNOW , THE DINOSAURS CAN NOT BE REAL ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE AND ITS TIME. " TONY RESPONDS, " WHAT THE FUCK YOU TALKING' ABOUT ? " IT IS KINDA MY POINT HERE.

   ALSO , IF JESUS WAS LIVING 2,000 YEARS AGO THAN ALL THE SCIENTIFIC FACTS OF DINOSAURS AND SUCH ARE FALSE. THIS IS WHERE I CONTEMPLATE FACT VERSE FICTION. WHICH ONE IS MORE BELIEVABLE ? " FAMILY GUY " DOES A SPOOF OF THIS AND HAS THE CHARACTER " JEANNIE " FROM THE TV SITCOM " I DREAM OF JEANNIE " JUST BLINKING HER EYES AND MAN INSTANTLY APPEARS WITH ANIMALS AND OTHER LIFE ON A BEACH. THEY ARE JOKING BUT HOW MUCH ?...... AND THEY DO MAKE A VALID POINT ?

  THERE'S MY LITTLE QUESTIONS :

  ANYWAY , A NICE PARTY WITH FOOD AND BOOZE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE ALOT OF FACES.  I LEFT THE PARTY WITH MY YOUNGEST AND ELDEST SINCE ONE WAS GOING DOWN THE SEASHORE AND THE OTHER WAS GOING TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY. I CALLED TO GO BACK TO THE PARTY BUT NO ANSWER.......SO I STAYED HOME. THIS MIGHT OF BEEN A GOOD THING SINCE I STARTED DRINKING EARLY AFTERNOON.

  WHEELS GOES TO OUR CONDO AND FINDS OUT ALL KINDS OF SHIT TOOLS , SCREEN DOORS , WINDOWS , FOOD , DRINK WAS BEING STORED IN OUR CONDO. TO SAY IT FUCKING RUINED MY NIGHT BY THESE GOD DAMN WORKERS STORING THEIR SHIT IN OUR HOUSE WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. SHE WENT THERE TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR A RENTER AND NOW WE HAVE TO RETURN.

  OUR YOUNGEST ARRIVES TO THE SAME CONDITIONS AT OUR CONDO......SHIT ALL OVER THE PLACE. SHE ALSO FOUND OUT 2 BREAKERS WERE TURNED OFF. WHAT IF OUR RENTERS CAME IN ?  WE ARE THE SHIT CONDO OUT OF 12 AND THIS PISSES ME OFF TO NO END. OUT OF THE 12 CONDOS THEY HAVE TO PICK FUCKING OURS !!

 I TRIED TURNING OUR " BRIGHTNESS " ALL THE WAY UP WHEN WATCHING GAME OF THRONES FOR THE 4TH TIME. IT DID WORK EXCELLENT.......JUST LOVE THE ENDING.

 WATCHED SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH ADAM SANDLER. I MUST SAY THERE WERE SEVERAL FUNNY SKITS AND BRINGING BACK " OPERA MAN " WAS FUNNY TOO.

 ACTUALLY STILL SEARCHING FOR LATE 76ERS DEALS. CRAIGSLIST IS SO TOUGH SOMETIMES WITH SCAMS THOUGH.

  OFF TO BED AND FALL ASLEEP. 2:30AM THE DOG BARKS AND I WAKE UP........CRAP. BACK TO BED AND WAKE UP AT 6AM......DAMN IT. BACK TO BED AND FALL ASLEEP TO 11AM WHEN MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF..........NICE.

   SUNDAY      5 - 5 - 19

 EVERYONE IS BACK HOME.  ME AND THE DOG ARE HAPPY.  OH............GAME OF........EH.

  I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN BECAUSE WE ARE PHILLY. HEART ACHE AND DISGUST. THE 76ERS LAID BACK IN THEIR 2ND HOME GAME AND IT COST THEM. EMBIID SICK AGAIN DID NOT HELP AND WATCHING OUR TEAM IS SO DAMN FRUSTRATING. WHY IS THE OTHER TEAM ALWAYS BETTER THAN US ?  WE PLAYED HORRIBLE AND STILL HAD A CHANCE TO WIN.  WHAT IRRITATES ME IS MISSED FOUL SHOTS , SO MANY F'N MISSED LAYUPS , AND PISS POOR DECISIONS ON SHOT SELECTION. EVER NOTICE THE RAPTORS HAVE VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE SHOTS WHILE THE 76ERS ARE SPINNING IN THE AIR SIDEWAYS TO MAKE A SHOT. THIS HAPPENS JUST TOO MUCH.  SIMMONS ON A 4 ON 1 BREAK DECIDED TO SPIN IN THE AIR AND TRY TO PASS THE BALL BACKWARDS. HIS HEAD ALMOST FUCKING HIT THE RIM !!??!!......WHY NOT FUCKING DUNK IT !!!   SO GLAD I DID NOT BUY TICKETS........SICKENING LOSS.  SERIES IS TIED 2 - 2 AND NOW RAPTORS ARE HEAVY FAVORITES TO WIN THE SERIES.

 PHILLIES WITH A GOOD WIN.......SHOULDA TOOK ALL 3.  WHEELS WAS THERE.

 YOUNGEST COMES HOME FROM LITTLE ONE NIGHT TRIP TO THE SEASHORE. MY LITTLE DUCK IS GROWING UP.

 WHEELS MAKES IT HOME FROM THE SEASHORE AND PHILLIES GAME. THAT'S A GOOD TIME.

  A POST ON FACEBOOK OF A SOFTBALL TEAM WHEELS PLAYED ON 30+ YEARS AGO.......THAT WAS A DAMN FUN TEAM. THE GIRL WHO MADE IT FUN WAS " MURPH ". NOT TOO MANY GIRLS MAKE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD BUT THIS IS ONE OF THEM. ANYONE REMEMBER HER " FIG NEWTOWN " SONG AND DANCE ? SHE PERFORMED IT SEVERAL TIMES AT WHEELSTOCKS OVER THE YEARS.

 LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW HAS TO BE RE-SCHEDULED FROM MAY 19TH TO ANOTHER DATE BECAUSE I AM AN IDIOT.

  ELDEST COMES HOME FROM A BIRTHDAY PARTY.......AT 8PM. IT STARTED AT MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE. THAT'S A GOOD PARTY.

 PSYCHED FOR GAME OF THRONES. I CLOSE ALL LIGHTS BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR. I SETTLE IN WITH A BEER AND LIME GIN AND GET READY FOR GAME.........OF.............THRONES !!!  I MUST AGREE WITH THE SOCIAL MEDIA FANS THAT THIS EPISODE WAS " EH " AT BEST. 95% OF THE SHOW WAS THEM DRINKING AND BANGING. HEY , WHEN YOU BEAT THE NIGHT KING YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE AND GET SOME ASS....BUT THE WHOLE SHOW ? OF COURSE THE ENDING OR LAST 3 MINUTES WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCHED A " BROCKMIRE " AND " SCHITT'S CREEK ". BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

AVENGERS : ENDGAME - THE FASTEST TO 2 BILLION DOLLARS EVER. THEY DID THESE SALES IN UNDER 2 WEEKS. AVATAR DID IT IN 47 DAYS.

  HEAD TO BED KINDA TIRED AND DISAPPOINTED IN GAME OF THRONES. THERE ARE 2 EPISODES LEFT.

   MONDAY       5 - 6 - 19

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN..........

  GAME OF THRONES FANS ARE NOT HAPPY SO FAR WITH HOW QUICKLY EVERYTHING IS DEVELOPING IN THIS LAST SEASON. THE STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP LEFT ON A TABLE DURING A SCENE DIDN'T HELP EITHER.  I WAS OKAY WITH THE FIRST 2 EPISODES AND THE 3RD WAS AWESOME. THE 4TH EPISODE I THOUGHT WAS SO-SO AT BEST. I ALSO FOUND OUT I WILL NOT BE NEAR A TV WITH HBO OR GAME OF THRONES NEXT SUNDAY WHICH IS THE SERIES FINALE......BLOW.

  NO BRANDY FOR 3+ MONTHS. MY SLEEPING HABITS ARE DEFINITELY BETTER AND NO SUGAR HEADACHES ARE NOT MISSED AT ALL. I THOUGHT FOR SURE ELIMINATING 3 ROCK GLASSES OF BLACKBERRY BRANDY EVERYDAY IN MY LIFE I WOULD SURELY DROP 10 POUNDS. I HAVEN'T.......BLOW.

 LOST MY MOTIVATION FOR SIDE JOBS. JUST DON'T HAVE THE ENERGY IT SEEMS. TODAY I GOT SO DAMN TIRED AROUND 1PM I HAD TO NAP. I FELL A SLEEP FOR 3+ HOURS. THIS IS A GOOD THING SINCE I SLEPT BAD THE NIGHT BEFORE.

 WELP , IT IS MULCHING SEASON AND I AM SICK OF WEEDING. SO TODAY I STARTED A PROJECT. I HAD A LARGE CARPET IN MY GARAGE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I USUALLY USE THEM FOR THE STAGE AT THE NAIL BUT THIS RUG WAS STORED TOO LONG ON THE GROUND.  I PICKED THE 2 HARDEST PLACES FOR WEEDING OUT OF OUR GARDENS. I DRUG THIS MONSTER CARPET DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AND BEGAN CUTTING IT INTO PIECES. I PLACED THE OLD CARPET UPSIDE DOWN IN OUR GARDENS WHERE WEEDS ARE. IF I SEE ANOTHER WEED IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS IN THESE PLACES I WILL BE SO PISSED.

  A WONDERFUL FAMILY DINNER OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO WITH THE PUP.  THESE LITTLE MOMENTS I LOVE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL BUT FIRST I STOP FOR A CRAIGSLIST FIND. SINCE I WAS DOING THE CARPET THING ON OUR WEEDS I LOOKED FOR " FREE CARPET " ON CRAIGSLIST. I FOUND ONE IN HAVERTOWN. A VERY NICE YOUNG FAMILY WITH 2 KIDS IN MY OLD STUMPING GROUNDS. I PICKED IT UP AND HEADED TO WORK.

  HAD A FUN NIGHT BUT BY 10PM EVERYONE ROLLED OUT.......SO THAT MEANS ME TOO.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITTS'S CREEK ".  AGAIN , IT WAS CLEVER WRITING.

  IT'S WEIRD....I DO NOT FEEL LIKE DRINKING ANYMORE. I THINK I DO IT AS A REFLEX OR LIKE THE GROUND HOG DAY MOVIE.

  OFF TO BED AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I WAS UP SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. BY 5AM I WAS PISSED AT MYSELF.

  TUESDAY        5 - 7 - 19

  HOW THE " F " DO I WRITE ABOUT MY LIFE WHEN THESE SENSELESS TRAGEDIES KEEP HAPPENING ? YESTERDAY , I READ MORE AMERICAN STUDENTS HAVE DIED IN THE LAST 10 YEARS THAN SOLDIERS FIGHTING ABROAD IN WARS. TONIGHT ON THE NEWS I SEE ANOTHER FUCKING SCHOOL SHOOTING. THIS ONE IN COLORADO.  MY FIRST THOUGHT WHEN I SAW " ONLY " ONE STUDENT DIED BECAUSE I WAS THINKING THEY SAY 50.....AND THAN I SAID TO MYSELF , " ONE IS TOO FUCKING MANY. WHAT IF IT WAS MY KID ? " OH MY GOD THESE DAMN FUCKING BENT OUT OF SHAPE KILLERS WHO SPRAYED PAINTED THE SIDE OF THEIR CAR " FUCK SOCIETY ".  YEAH ? FUCK SOCIETY ? YOU FUCKING LOWLIFE MOTHERFUCKERS !! BIG TOUGH GUYS SHOOTING FUCKING KINDERGARTEN KIDS !! I HOPE THESE FUCKING 2 SCUM SUCKING FUCKERS GET WHAT'S COMING TO THEM...... A COCK IN THE ASS EVERY 15 MINUTES. EVERY PARENT AND FAMILY MEMBER SHOULD BE ABLE TO STAND IN LINE TO FUCKING SLAP THEM RIGHT IN THE FACE FOR BEING FUCKING SCUM OF THE EARTH. IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE " SOCIETY " THAN PUT A FUCKING BULLET IN YOUR OWN FUCKING HEAD AND BE DONE WITH IT. WE WON'T FUCKING MISS YOU ONE FUCKING BIT.  THE FRANTIC PARENTS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE THEIR YOUNG KIDS WERE MUST OF BEEN SO PAINFUL. OH MY GOD I WOULD NEVER WANT THAT PANIC. CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE THE PARENTS WHO LOST THEIR CHILD. WHAT A FUCKING WORLD.  YO GOD !!!.......LITTLE HELP HERE.  WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING !!??!!??!!

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  I GET SO DAMN ANGRY ON THESE YOUNG WHITE KIDS WHO THINK THE WORLD IS SO DAMN BAD AND DECIDE TO OFF OTHER KIDS.  JESUS CHRIST I REALLY HATE THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF THE NEWS......ALL DEATH.

 MY INSIGNIFICANT DAY : 

 I DECIDE TO DO MORE PREPPING OF THE GARDENS SINCE I KNOW THE HEAT IS COMING.  I USE THE CRAIGSLIST CARPET I GOT YESTERDAY AND 2 ROLLS OF PLASTIC / CLOTH FOR TABLES FROM THE NAIL THAT HAVEN'T BEEN USED IN 1 YEAR.  I PLACED THEM ON OUR GARDENS AS BARRIERS TO PREVENT SUN TO FEED THE WEEDS. THE PUP JOINS ME.

  BACK INSIDE I SHOWER AND HEAD TO A 5 HOUR SIDE JOB IN PLYMOUTH MEETING. I HAVE BEEN PUTTING IT OFF SINCE LAST WEEK SO TODAY I HAD TO GET IT DONE. I'M GLAD I DID.

  BACK HOME FOR JUST 10 MINUTES. I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN TAKE A DRIVE TO AUTOZONE. ONE HOUR BEFORE MY MANAGER CALLED THEM TO SEE IF THEY ACCEPTED USED BATTERIES. A WOMAN NAMED RENEE SAID YES AND THEY WOULD GIVE US A $20 STORE CREDIT FOR THE 2 BATTERIES.  I DID NOT BRING IN THE BATTERIES YET. I WALK IN SAY " RENEE ? " SHE SAYS , " YES ? "  I EXPLAIN THE BATTERY SITUATION AND SHE CAN NOT REMEMBER. I TELL HER MY MANAGER CALLED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. SHE STILL DID NOT REMEMBER. RENEE WOULD NOT BE MY MANAGER. FINALLY SHE JUST SAID , " BRING IT IN AND I WILL GIVE YOU A STORE CREDIT. " I GOT A $20 PRE-PAID CREDIT CARD.

  ALL KINDS OF TRAFFIC ON HAVERFORD ROAD SO I DECIDE TO TAKE A WONDERFUL BACK DOOR VIA KARAKUNG DRIVE. LITTLE DID I KNOW THEY TOOK A WHOLE BRIDGE OUT ON MANOA ROAD. LUCKILY , I KNEW A BACK-UP SHORT CUT VIA POWDER MILL PARK. IT WORKED PERFECTLY. 

  OH......THE SIDE JOB I WENT TOO.....CONSTRUCTION ON THE ROAD TO THE BUILDING. I PRETTY MUCH HAD TO GO AROUND PLYMOUTH MEETING TOWNSHIP TO GET IN FROM THE OPPOSITE SIDE.

  AT THE NAIL I BEGIN SEVERAL PROJECTS ALONG WITH ORDERING BEER AND LIQUOR. I GET SOME EMAILING DONE AND SETTLE IN FOR THE NIGHT.  I OPEN UP THE POOL TABLES FOR THE PLAYERS PRACTICING ON THEIR DAY OFF.  I TEXT MY YOUNGEST SHE WILL BE PICKED UP BY HER SISTER.

  I GET A CALL FROM MY YOUNGEST. I AM THINKING SHE DID NOT GET MY TEXT ABOUT HER SISTER PICKING HER UP. I WAS WRONG.  THE KID CALLS AND ASKS IF I HAVE MONEY FOR DINNER. SHE SAYS SHE IS IN THE MOOD FOR SUSHI. I SAY I HAVE SOME MONEY. SHE REPLIES , " OK GOOD......BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE NAIL'S PARKING LOT. " I WALK OUTSIDE AND THEY ARE BOTH LAUGHING.  I TAKE ALL MY CASH OUT IN  MY WALLET AND I ASK MY YOUNGEST TO COUNT IT. SHE SAYS $27. MY ELDEST GIGGLES , " OH GOOD. NOW THERE IS ENOUGH FOR ME TO GET SUSHI TOO. " THEY BOTH GIGGLE AND DRIVE AWAY. IT COST ME $27 TO HAVE MY ELDEST PICK UP MY YOUNGEST FROM WORK. THE FUNNY THING WAS.....SEEING THEM LAUGHING TOGETHER AS THEY DROVE AWAY MADE ME FEEL GOOD.....BONDING. I TRULY HOPE THEY WILL BE BEST FRIENDS THEIR WHOLE LIVES.

 BACK INSIDE TO FINISH MY WORK. ONE HOUR LATER MY ELDEST RETURNS AND SAYS SHE WILL WORK THE SHIFT. I STARE AT HER IN DISBELIEF AND SHE SAYS , " I GOT NOTHING ELSE TO DO. " WELL , YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME TWICE. I ROLL HOME.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH A HORRIBLE DISGUSTING 76ERS PLAYOFF GAME WHERE THEY LOST BY ALMOST 40 POINTS. IT WAS SICKENING TO WATCH.

  PHILLIES WITH A NICE COMEBACK WIN ESPECIALLY WITH A HARPER GRAND SLAM. THAT SHOULD SHUT UP THE CRITICS FOR A DAY.

 FRIENDS STOP OVER FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I BOUGHT THEM A LARGE 5 POUND PRE-SLICED AMERICAN CHEESE FROM THE DELI DEPARTMENT AT RESTAURANT DEPOT. IT'S A GOOD DEAL......$15.

  OFF TO BED TO CHILL FOR THE NIGHT.

  DREAM ABOUT FIGHTING A VERY LARGE BLACK BEAR. HERE IS WHAT I REMEMBER. I BELIEVE IT WAS IN 3 PARTS.

 1 - I SEE A VERY LARGE FEMALE BLACK BEAR WITH A CUB. I INSTANTLY KNOW THIS IS DANGER.  THE BEAR CHARGES ME. I DECIDE TO FAKE ONE WAY AND JUMP TO THE SIDE. THE BEAR GOES FLYING BY ME BUT QUICKLY SPINS AND CHARGES ME AGAIN.  THIS IS ALL IN A PARK NEAR MY PARENTS HOUSE WHERE I GREW UP. THE VERY LARGE BEAR CHARGES ME AGAIN. THIS TIME I STAND TALL AND YELL OBSCENITIES AT THE BEAR AS IT RUNS AT ME. THE MONSTER BEAR SLOWS TO ALMOST A STOP. I DROP TO THE GROUND AS THE BEAR GOES OVER ME.  I THAN LUNGE UPWARDS SPREADING MY ARMS AND HUGGING THE BEAR FROM UNDERNEATH. I HOLD ON LIKE A BABY MONKEY TO IT'S MONKEY MOM. YOU VISUALIZING THIS ?  THE BEAR IS TOTALLY CONFUSED AND BEGINS TO RUN SO I LET GO AND IT HEADS STRAIGHT TOWARDS A GIRL WALKING A BABY IN A STROLLER......I KNOW THIS GIRL.

 2 - THE GIRL IS DEB F. I KNOW HER AND SHE OCCASIONALLY WALKS A BABY IN A STROLLER IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. I SEE THE BEAR CHARGE HER AND IMMEDIATELY TAKE OFF FOLLOWING THE BEAR. I YELL TO HER , " PLAY DEAD !! PLAY DEAD !! " SHE DROPS TO THE GROUND AND I YELL AT THE BEAR , " STOP !! HERE I AM !! COME GET ME !!! " THE BEAR BARRELS INTO THE STROLLER KNOCKING IT OVER BUT MY FRIEND PLAYS IT SMART AND DOES NOT MOVE. THE BABY DOESN'T EVEN CRY IN THE STROLLER.  I KEEP YELLING AND I GET THE BEAR'S ATTENTION. IT CHARGES ME FOR A 3RD TIME. THIS TIME I RUN TO MY PARENTS PORCH AND IN THEIR HOUSE.

 3 - MY DAD IS SITTING AT THE KITCHEN TABLE AND HEARS ME COME CRASHING IN. I SLAM THE DOOR BEHIND ME AS THE BEAR SLAMS INTO IT. THE GROWLING AND SNARLING SCARES MY DAD AND HE YELLS , " WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ??!!! " I SCREAM , " IT'S A BEAR AND I AM TRYING TO KEEP HIM FROM HARMING A GIRL AND A BABY. "  HE JUMPS UP AND YELLS , " WHAT ABOUT HARMING US ?? !! " AND HELPS ME HOLD THE DOOR..............dream ends.

   WEDNESDAY      5 - 8 - 19

  Et tu Brute ?............AND YOU THINK YOU KNOW PEOPLE.

  I HAD A 4 PHASE DAY..........4 IS THE HARDEST.   DO MY NORMAL MORNING STUFF AND THAN IT WAS FULL PHASE MODE. MY HANDS AND LEGS HURT JUST WRITING THIS NOW......AT 5:30AM.

 PHASE 1 - UNLOAD ALL TOOLS FROM OUR VAN AND BRING THEM INTO OUR KITCHEN. - DONE  - ( BEST VEHICLE EVER ) WHEELS WANTED IT SOLD 11 YEARS AGO.

 PHASE 2 - REMOVE ALL CAR SEATS - DONE - WHEELS WENT " THELMA AND LOUIS " ON OUR GOOD VAN 2 YEARS AGO SO NOW I HAVE TO LIFT THESE HEAVY SEATS OUT EVERY TIME

 PHASE 3 - LINE THE INTERIOR OF OUR VAN WITH WOOD , TARPS , AND PLASTIC. I USED BUNGEE CORDS AND SOME PIECES OF PLYWOOD TO GIVE IT A SLIGHT ANGLE TOWARDS THE BACK. - DONE.

 PHASE 4A - LAY DOWN CARDBOARD OVER THE WEEDS.

 PHASE 4B - CRAP.........THIS IS THE HARDEST. LAST YEAR I FILLED OUR VAN 4 1/2 TIMES. I DROVE TO OUR LOCAL PARK WHERE FREE MULCH IS DROPPED OFF. IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD DARK MULCH. I THINK I OVERFILLED THE VAN BECAUSE NOW MY BRAKES AND OTHER MOVING PARTS ARE MAKING ALL KINDS OF NOISE. I RETURN AND MULCH THE HARDEST GARDENS FIRST. WE HAVE 6 GARDENS AND I DID 3.

  ** 2 LANDSCAPERS ARE MULCHING THE YANGMING RESTAURANT AND MY NEIGHBORS HOUSE ABOUT A BLOCK AWAY. I STOPPED AND ASKED BOTH FOR PRICING JUST TO GET A FEEL.  YANGMING..........$2200. THE NEIGHBOR UP THE STREET...........$1100. BOTH PRICES INCLUDED MULCH AND LABOR.  BOTH I WILL NOT USE BECAUSE FREE IS GOOD **

 PHASE 4B - CONTINUED - THROUGH MANIPULATION I GET BOTH KIDS TO HELP WITH THE 2ND MULCH LOAD. MY ELDEST AND I TAKE A RIDE AND FILL THE VAN BIG TIME. I TALK TO A NICE OLD LADY WALKING A DOG. WE TALKED MULCH. NEVER THOUGHT I EVER DO THAT. ANYWAY , IT IS A HUGE HELP WHEN 2 PEOPLE SHOVEL IN 600 POUNDS OF WET MULCH INTO A 1988 MINIVAN......HUGE.  WE RETURN AND OUR YOUNGEST IS THE 3RD HELPER. ALL 3 OF US MULCH THE BIGGEST GARDEN. WE GET DOWN ABOUT 75%.  BY 5PM I COULD NOT MULCH NO MORE. AFTER DAY ONE WE GOT 3 3/4 GARDENS DONE OUT OF 6.

  A WONDERFUL MEAL OUT ON THE PATIO PREPARED BY WHEELS. I LOVE EATING OUTDOORS , WAVING TO NEIGHBORS , AND JUST MAKING THE KIDS LAUGH. WE ACTUALLY TALKED ABOUT SERIOUS STUFF LIKE WILLS , RENTAL PROPERTIES , AND INVESTMENTS. I ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT.....ESPECIALLY MAKING THE KIDS AND WHEELS LAUGH.

  OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER. I HAVE BEEN DRINKING LIME GIN INSTEAD OF BLACKBERRY BRANDY. OUT OF MY 50 BOTTLE ORDER GUESS WHICH ONE THEY DID NOT HAVE IN STOCK ?......LIME GIN. MAYBE THIS IS A GOOD THING NOT HAVING IT IN THE HOUSE. SO GOING BACK TO BRANDY. I DID SEE BOBBY PEPPERS AND TALKED TO HIM.

 TO THE NAIL TO PREP , STOCK LIQUOR , AND DO SOME ODD JOBS ON MY PUNCH LIST. I GOT EVERYTHING DONE AND A FRIEND HELPED ME CONNECT A BLUE TOOTH SPEAKER TO MY CELL PHONE. I AM AMAZED THAT THROUGH THE AIR I CAN LISTEN TO MUSIC ON THIS SMALL SPEAKER YOU CAN HANG FROM A BELT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH A HOCKEY GAME 7 AND WIND DOWN. MY HANDS AND LEGS HURT FROM THIS LONG DAY AND NIGHT. OFF TO BED WHERE I DID NOT FALL ASLEEP UNTIL 1AM. I GOT UP AT 5AM.......BLOW.

 MY BEEF :

 OUR FRIENDS AT RAMBO'S DELCO RADIO DO THIS ANNUAL POLL OF " MOST DELCO BAR " COMPETITION. THEY CHOOSE 128 BARS AND USE A NCAA BRACKET FOR FANS AND FRIENDS TO VOTE ON. THE NAIL WON THE FIRST ROUND OVER A PLACE CALLED JOHNNY B'S.  WE WON 53% TO 47%.

  THE NEXT ROUND WE FACE #1 SEED TROPHY TAVERN. BY NOON WE ARE DOWN 75% TO 25%.  THE NAIL IS A #16 SEED SO IT LOOKS LIKE OUR COMPETITION IS GOING TO BE OVER REAL SOON. THE #1 SEED SMOKED THEIR 1ST ROUND OPPONENT CHASERS BAR 68% TO 32%. IT IS DEFINITELY NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR THE LITTLE NAIL.

  ALSO , THE GUYS WHO RUN THE POLL ARE BIG FANS OF THE #1 SEED AND ACTUALLY VOTED TWICE FOR THEM. A FORMAL PROTEST WILL BE INVESTIGATED ESPECIALLY SINCE IT IS A BAND WHO PLAYS THE NAIL ALL THE TIME AND WE PROMOTE THEIR RADIO SHOW EVERY MONTH ON LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW. OK , SO WE GOT BACKSTABBED LIKE CAESAR.  BUT , IT IS A FRIENDLY COMPETITION , AND IN THE BIG PICTURE OF LIFE IT MEANS NOTHING....BUT IT IS FUN !!

  SO WHY THE " Et tu Brute ? " IN THE START OF THIS BLOG ?  THE 3RD REASON IS WHY.

 YOU CAN SEE WHO VOTED......

 REASON 1 - MY ELDEST BEST FRIEND AND SHE CALLS HIM A BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY IS HER FAMILY VOTED FOR THE #1 SEED. I THREATENED SENDING OVER BROTHERS TO HIS HOUSE. IT WAS AN HONEST MISTAKE SINCE HE DID NOT KNOW THE #1 SEED'S BAR AND HE UNDID HIS VOTE TO SUPPORT THE NAIL.  OK.....COOL.

 REASON 2 - A FORMER FEMALE BARTENDER WHO I TOTALLY DUG VOTED FOR THE #1 SEED. I WROTE ON HER PAGE " Et tu Brute ? ". SHE WAS CONFUSED.  I MADE A JOKE ABOUT VOTING AND SHE RESPONDED , " OOPS ". OK , SO WE LIVE WITH THAT EVEN THOUGH I HELPED HER AND GAVE HER A BARTENDING JOB.

 REASON 3 - I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD. THIS GUY IS A REGULAR. I MEAN AT LEAST STOPS IN ONCE A WEEK. HE WORKED THE DOOR AND BARTENDED HERE. I BELIEVE HE ATTENDED WHEELSTOCKS. JESUS ....THAT ALONE SHOULD BE A VOTE FOR THE NAIL. WE LET HIM IN FOR FREE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. HE GETS TO WATCH WRESTLING AND USE OUR WIFI. WELL , HE VOTED FOR THE OTHER BAR. SOME OF US WERE OUTRAGED......OKAY , NOT THAT MUCH BUT HIS FAVORITE BEER JUST DOUBLED IN PRICE AND HE WILL BE CHARGED A COVER FROM NOW ON.

  TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK GO TO " DELCO LIVE " ( BLUE BALL ) AND SCROLL DOWN TO RUSTY NAIL.

  AS OF 7AM THURSDAY MORNING , THE NAIL TOOK THE LEAD 53% TO 47%. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ???!!!!  THURSDAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF VOTING.

  THURSDAY        5 - 9 - 19

 DELCO LIVE 128 BAR COMPETITION CONTINUES AS THE NAIL WINS ROUND 2 AND ADVANCES TO THE FINAL 32.  THIS WILL BE THE TOUGHEST YET AS WE FACE A 4 TIME CHAMPION. TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK GO TO " DELCO LIVE " ( BLUE BALL ) AND SCROLL DOWN TO RUSTY NAIL.

  MORE MULCHING.......2 MORE VAN LOADS. THIS IS 4 TOTAL.  EVERY YEAR IT IS 4 1/2 VAN LOADS. THIS YEAR IS THE SAME. TOMORROW I NEED JUST A HALF LOAD TO FINISH. IT IS THE EASIEST GARDEN SO NO BIG DEAL.....THOUGH MY HANDS HURT.

  OH , ONE FAMILY MEMBER WANTS ME TO HELP HIM MULCH HIS HOUSE TOMORROW AND ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER WANTS ME TO HELP HIM HANG DRYWALL ON SATURDAY..........NICE.

  EARLY MORNING I TAKE MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND TO SCHOOL. I RETURN HOME AND BEGIN WEEDING OUR GARAGE GARDEN AND LAYING DOWN MORE CARDBOARD.  I REALLY AM TRYING TO PREVENT WEEDS FOR THE FUTURE. I KNOW THE CARPET I PUT DOWN WILL LAST 20 YEARS WITH NO WEEDS.

  WHILE LOADING MULCH AN OLD GERMAN WOMAN PULLS UP NEXT TO ME. SHE HAS 2 SMALL BAGS AND TRIES TO LOAD MULCH INTO THE BAG WHILE HOLDING THE BAG OPEN. OF COURSE I HELP HER AND LOAD THE BAGS IN HER CAR. SHE WAS SO DELIGHTED AND ASKED , " WILL YOU BE HERE TOMORROW ? "

  THE OTHER DAY I TOLD MYSELF TO WATCH THE PHILLIES AFTERNOON GAME. I GET TO THE NAIL AT NIGHT AND SEE THE GAME ON. THE TV'S ARE ALWAYS MUTED SO I TRY TO TUNE IN THE GAME VIA THE RADIO. I CAN NOT FIND THE RADIO STATION THAT ALWAYS AIRS THE GAME. I AM THINKING , " WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE ? " I SEARCH FOR ALTERNATE STATIONS WITH NO LUCK. AFTER 10 MINUTES I REALIZED IT WAS A REPLAY FROM THE AFTERNOON GAME I FORGOT ABOUT. I GOOGLED HOW THEY DID AND WATCHED THE REPLAY. PHILLIES WON 5 - 0.

  OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I WAS SO TIRED FROM MULCHING AND WEEDING ALL MORNING I ONLY STOCKED THE NECESSARY BEERS.  I WAS BACK HOME IN ONE HOUR.

  BACK HOME I TOOK A NAP AND THAN DID ONE MORE VAN LOAD. MY ELDEST HELPED ME FOR 25 MINUTES.

  LOST ABOUT 45 MINUTES -- IN THE RAIN MY VAN GOT STUCK ON A SMALL SIDE HILL OF OUR DRIVEWAY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. I TRIED ROCKING IT AND HAD MY ELDEST DRIVE WHILE I PUSHED. IT DID NOT WORK. I PUT CARDBOARD AND WOOD UNDER THE WHEEL AND DUG OUT LARGE PATCHES OF GRASS UNDERNEATH THE WHEEL. AGAIN , TO NO AVAIL. I DECIDE TO TAKE LUNCH WITH WHEELS AND RE-ACCESS.

 AFTER LUNCH I GET THE VAN TO ROCK BACK AND FORTH. I ACTUALLY MOVE IT TO THE POINT WHERE I THINK I AM DONE BEING STUCK........NOPE. THE WHEEL THAT SPINS IS NOW UP IN THE AIR. I IMMEDIATELY THINK OF THE MOVIE " MY COUSIN VINNY " WHERE ACTRESS MARISSA TOMEI AKA MONA LISA VITO SAYS , " CHRIS'S MINIVAN DOES NOT HAVE SLIP DIFFERENTIAL WHICH DISTRIBUTES POWER EQUALLY TO BOTH THE RIGHT AND LEFT TIRES. CHRIS'S 64' SKYLARK MINIVAN HAS REGULAR DIFFERENTIAL , WHICH , ANYONE WHO'S BEEN STUCK IN THE MUD IN HAVERTOWN KNOWS , YOU STEP ON THE GAS , ONE TIRE SPINS , THE OTHER DOES NOTHING. " 

  I FIND 2 STRONG WIRE ROPES AND ATTACH THEM TO THE BACK OF OUR 4 WHEEL DRIVE JEEP. THE OTHER END I TIE UNDERNEATH TO THE VAN.  MY ELDEST GETS IN AND USING WALKING TALKIES WE GET THE VAN UN-STUCK. I COULD NOT BELIEVED IT WORKED.

   YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND SHE HELPS ME TRASHCAN WEEDS , PLACE DOWN SEASHELLS , AND SWEEP OFF THE TOP WOOD EDGES OF THE SPRAYED MULCH. I LATER TOOK PICTURES AND POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK.

  A NICE FAMILY DINNER 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW. WE TURN ON LOW MUSIC AND JUST CHILLED. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 ROLL TO THE NAIL TO FINISH STOCKING BEER.  I ALSO INSTALLED A BATHROOM DEVICE , TIGHTENED SOME TV CABLE WIRES ON OUR BIG TV I LOVE , AND GOT SOME EMAILS DONE ALONG WITH THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. BY 8PM IT WAS TIME TO SIT WITH SOME PATRONS AND WATCH OUR 76ERS !!!

  76ERS AND A HEALTHY EMBIID PRETTY MUCH HAD CONTROL THIS ENTIRE GAME. JIMMY BUCKETS WAS THE MOTIVATOR AGAIN. IT WAS SO DAMN FUN TO SEE !!! THEY FORCE A GAME 7 ON SUNDAY AT 7PM. THIS WILL BE A VERY TOUGH GAME.

 BY 11:15PM I CLOSE AND GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME.

  I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND HEAD TO BED.  MY BODY IS HURTING. TO HELP I HAVE BEEN TAKING ADVIL THE LAST 2 MORNINGS.

 REMEMBER TO VOTE -- ON FACEBOOK -- GO TO " DELCO LIVE " ( BLUE BALL ) AND SCROLL DOWN TO RUSTY NAIL.

  FRIDAY       5 - 10 - 19

  OHHHHHHH NELLIE.

  REALLY GETTING SICK OF MULCHING.  THIS MORNING I HELPED A FAMILY MEMBER AND DID HIS WHOLE HOUSE BEDS. I HAVE FILLED THIS VAN 5 TIMES. MY HANDS AND KNEES HURT.

 HEAD HOME BUT STOP AT A NEW LOCATION FOR MULCH SINCE MY LOCAL ONE IS DEPLETED. I HALF FILL MY VAN. THIS IS 6 TIMES FILLING IT. I DRIVE HOME AND MY ELDEST HELPS ME MULCH AND FINISH THE FINAL GARDEN.

 MY RELIABLE VAN HAS TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORSE. I FEAR THE VEHICLE IS ON ITS LAST LEGS.  IT HAS HIGH PITCHING SQUEAKING AND MOVES LIKE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS ON. IT ALSO HAS AN ODOR THAT SMELLS LIKE SOMETHING IS NOT RUNNING RIGHT.

 SPEAKING OF LAST LEGS. OUR PUP NELLIE HAS TO GO IN FOR SURGERY. SHE HAS THIS LARGE  CYST ON THE BOTTOM OUTSIDE OF HER BOTTOM TEETH. WE NOTICED IT IS GROWING SO THE VET WANTS TO REMOVE IT AND 2 TEETH. THIS DOG WILL BE 11 YEARS OLD SOON AND I AM CONCERNED TO SAY THE LEAST. SHE HAS BROUGHT UNLIMITED JOY TO THIS HOUSE AND OUR FAMILY. I TRULY HOPE SHE STAYS WITH US MUCH LONGER. SURGERY IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK.

  ALL OF US TALK IN THE MAIN ROOM. IT IS SO FUNNY HOW THE GIRLS GANG UP ON ME.....EVEN THOUGH I AM RIGHT MOST OF THE TIME.

  WHEELS AND I PLANNED ON HEADING TO THE SHORE TO PREP THE CONDO FOR RENTERS. THIS MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER , 76ERS GAME , AND GAME OF THRONES.

   ROLL TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I LOAD IN BANDS AND HANG A BIT. I HAD FUN TALKING TO OUR BARTENDER AND CHILLING.

  BACK HOME WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH THE MOVE " BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY ". IT WAS VERY GOOD. IT WAS EXCELLENT. IT WAS MOTIVATING. IT WAS SAD. IT MADE WHEELS CRY.....AGAIN ( SHE SEEN THE MOVIE BEFORE )

  SATURDAY        5 - 11 - 19

WANT A LONG DAY ?.................I FEEL OLD BUT AT LEAST I LOOK BETTER THAN A GUY I SAW TONIGHT.

  UP AT 6AM AND OUT THE DOOR BY 7:45AM. I DROP MY YOUNGEST OFF AT WORK AND HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR OVER AN HOUR TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. 

  STOP TO MEET AT MY BROTHER'S HOUSE WHERE HE DECIDES TO CHANGE HIS ROOM LAYOUT FROM THE MONSTER TEAR-OUT WE DID 2 WEEKS AGO. HE NOW WANTS TO REMOVE A PILLAR AND INSTALL A 20' BEAM.....OH MY GOD.

  AFTER 5 HOURS WE INSTALL THE BEAM WITH 4 BROTHERS TOTAL.....WITH IT FALLING ONCE.  WE BEGIN SOME CEILING DRY WALLING BUT I WAS RUNNING OUT OF STEAM. IT DID COME OUT REALLY NICE.

  LEAVE AROUND 1:45PM AND PICK UP MY YOUNGEST FROM WORK. WE HEAD HOME. I SPLIT A HORRIBLE CHEESE STEAK WITH THE KID.

  AT HOME AND AFTER LUNCH I TAKE A NAP FOR 30 MINUTES. I THINK I SLEPT 15 MINUTES WHICH IS OKAY I GUESS.

 AT 4:45PM , I SHOWER AND HEAD TO A GRADUATION PARTY. FAMILY WAS FUN AND SO WAS THE FOOD......BUT I HAD TO ROLL OUT PRETTY QUICKLY WHICH SUCKED.

  AT THE NAIL BY 7PM AND THE BANDS ARE WAITING FOR ME. I DID THE DOOR AND BARTENDED BECAUSE THE BARTENDER WAS LATE.  I MADE A MISTAKE AND KEPT PUSHING HER BACK FROM 7PM TO 7:30PM TO 8PM TO 8:30PM. SHE ARRIVED AT 8:45PM AND I WAS FINALLY RELIEVED FROM DOING BOTH JOBS.

 ONE BAND DID ALL THE SOUND WHICH IS GREAT FOR ME. HE ALSO DID IT REMOTELY WHICH WAS PRETTY COOL.  ANOTHER REALLY NICE WOMAN RAN CAMERAS TO DO A LIVE FEED VIA INTERNET. THAT WAS KINDA COOL.

  THE RAIN HURT THE NIGHT BUT IT WAS A STEADY CROWD. EVERYONE WAS COOL AND I FOUGHT CIGARETTE THROWING BUTTS ALL NIGHT. IT WAS A NON-SMOKING EVENT AND I AM AMAZED HOW MANY PEOPLE LITTER. THEY JUST DON'T CARE. I KNOW IT IS A PET PEEVE OF MINE BUT AN ASHTRAY IS LITERALLY 3 FEET AWAY.

  PHILLIES WITH A NICE SHUT-OUT WIN.

 WHEELS AND I HAD PLANS TO HEAD TO THE SEASHORE TO PREP OUR CONDO FOR THE 1ST RENTER OF THE SEASON , CHECK ON THE WORK BEING DONE , AND DO A MOTHER'S DAY DINNER WITH HER FAMILY. THIS WAS PUT OFF BECAUSE OF WEATHER , 76ERS GAME , NO HBO, AND GAME OF THRONES.........NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER.

  MY ELDEST SAYS TO ME , " YOU SHOULD TREAT YOURSELF  FOR WORKING SO HARD WITH MULCHING AND HELPING YOUR BROTHERS. WE SHOULD GO OUT TO AN EARLY DINNER FOR MOTHER'S DAY TOO.  A KINDA OF 2 FOR 1 THING. " I STAYED HOME AND WHEELS AND THE KIDS WENT OUT TO EARLY DINNER. I THOUGHT I DID NOT HAVE TIME PLUS I WASN'T HUNGRY. WHEN THEY PULLED UP I WAS LEAVING FOR THE NAIL.....SO COULD OF WENT. ( THIS WAS FRIDAY ).

  BY 2AM WE WERE CLOSING THE NAIL. MY LEGS WERE HURTING BIG TIME FROM STANDING AND HELPING PATRONS AND BANDS ALL NIGHT.  THE BARTENDER AND I CLOSE AND HEAD HOME.

  OH.......... ONE GUY IS HAVING A CIGARETTE OUT FRONT. HE SMOKED AT LEAST A PACK AND A HALF THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.  HE WAS OUTSIDE SMOKING EVERY 10 MINUTES. HE TELLS ME HE IS PLAYING WITH HIS SON IN THE BAND. THE SMALL BANTER TURNED TO " MAN , HOW DID WE GET SO OLD ? " TYPE OF STUFF. HE ASKED ME MY AGE AND I SAID , " 56 ". HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS 75 AND SAYS , " OH , I'M 52. " MAN DID THAT MAKE ME FEEL GOOD. HE WAS MUCH SKINNIER THAN ME THOUGH SO IT KINDA EVENED OUT.

  I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH MY ELDEST AT 3AM. WE WATCH A LITTLE OF AUSTIN POWER MOVIE AND THAN HEAD TO BED.

  I HAVE A COOL DREAM AND SLEEP GOOD UNTIL 6AM. I WALK THE DOG , PEE , TURN ON MY COMPUTER , DRINK WATER WITH ADVIL , LET THE DOG IN , GIVE HER A TREAT , CHECK EMAILS , CHECK FACEBOOK ( NOT DOING GOOD IN THE ROUND OF 32 ) , AND START WRITING MY BLOG.

  I PROMISED MY BROTHER ANOTHER DAY OF WORK AT HIS HOUSE SO 9AM SUNDAY I WILL BE IN HAVERTOWN...........FUN..........FUN STUFF.

  BLOW

  SUNDAY        5 - 12 - 19

 A MOTHER'S DAY TO REMEMBER IF YOU ARE A 76ERS FAN. ACTUALLY IT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY......BLOW.

  LIKE I HAVEN'T BEEN BUSTING MY TIRED ASS ENOUGH I DECIDE TO HELP MY BROTHER AGAIN AT HIS HOUSE. MY KNEES WERE HURTING BUT HE HAS HELPED ME NUMEROUS TIMES AND IT IS MY MOTTO TO RECIPROCATE.

  BY 9AM I AM IN HAVERTOWN DRY WALLING CEILINGS AND HIGH WALLS ON A MOVING SCAFFOLDING. WE FRAMED OUT EVERYTHING AND PATCHED IN PIECES FIRST.

  I ROLL OUT AROUND 1PM AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR CLEANING , VACUUMING , AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. DOING THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE IN THE RAIN WAS FUN.

  AT HOME AFTER 2PM WHEELS TELLS ME THE BASEMENT IS FLOODED......YEP.  WE GO DOWN AND MOVE FURNITURE AND MORE TO ACCESS THE WET AREAS. WE USE A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP WATER AND PLACE 2 INDUSTRIAL FANS DOWN TO DRY THE FLOORS. EARLIER , WHEELS CLEANED THE CLOGGED OUTSIDE DRAIN WHICH WAS THE PROBLEM. WE ALSO PICKED UP SOAKING WET CARPET TILES AND PUT THEM IN OUR LAUNDRY TUB TO DRY.

  UPSTAIRS I SHOWER AND WHEELS WANTS TO DO THE BOOKS. I FINISH THE DAILY BOOKS BUT WHEN I STARTED THE MONTHLY NUMBERS I FELL ASLEEP. I JUST COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. IN 2 DAYS I HAVE BEEN WORKING OR DOING SOMETHING FOR OVER 30+ HOURS. I THINK I FELL ASLEEP FOR 20 MINUTES.

  REFRESHED I FINISHED THE MONTHLY BOOKS FOR THE NAIL. WE HAVE ANOTHER MONTH SLIGHTLY IN THE BLACK WHICH I THINK IS A GOOD THING AND WHEELS THINKS IT IS NOT SO GOOD. 

 SPEAKING OF THE NAIL WE WERE ELIMINATED FROM THE ROUND OF 32 BY A POLL OF 60% TO 40%. WE NEVER REALLY GOT CLOSE.  I WISHED THE OWNER ( WHO I KNOW AND IS A GOOD GUY ) AND MARTY MAGEES GOOD LUCK AND THE NAIL WOULD SUPPORT THEM IN THE SWEET 16 ROUND.

 I ASK WHEELS WHAT SHE WANTED TO DO FOR MOTHER'S DAY. WE TOSSED AROUND SOME IDEAS BUT STAYING HOME WITH THE KIDS WAS NUMBER ONE FOR HER. ORDERING FOOD WAS THE SECOND. SHE ORDERS FOR EVERYONE FROM BERTUCCI'S. THEY SAY THE ORDER WILL BE READY IN 30 MINUTES. WE SEND OUR ELDEST TO GET THE FOOD AND 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES AFTER THAT 30 MINUTES SHE FINALLY GOT THE ORDER. OUR KID WAS TEXTING US THE WHOLE TIME. ONE SPONGE BOB TEXT I FOUND HUMOROUS WAS " ONE HOUR LATER ". SHE TOLD US PEOPLE WERE YELLING AND SCREAMING AT THE EMPLOYEES AND ONE OLD GUY HELD UP EVERYONE. A MANAGER STEPPED IN AND DID THE RIGHT THING.......AT LEAST FOR US. THE WHOLE ORDER WAS FREE. YEP , WE GOT OUR MONEY BACK.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE DINNER AND LISTEN TO LIGHT MUSIC. WE TALK , LAUGH , AND I MAKE SILLY JOKES. OUR PUP MOOCHES LIKE SHE ALWAYS DOES.

  PHILLIES WIN ANOTHER SERIES. AS MUCH AS WE COMPLAIN ABOUT HARPER'S BATTING AND OUR BULLPEN PITCHING BLOWING DID YOU KNOW THE PHILLIES HAVE WON THEIR LAST 5 SERIES ?

 NEXT THE 76ERS GAME. I SET UP A BOOM BOX AND PUT OUR ANNOUNCER ON. HE IS OVER THE TOP EMOTIONAL TO SAY THE LEAST......." ARE YOU KIDDING !!!??!!! " ( WAS SAID ABOUT 30 TIMES )

 SO THIS IS HOW THE MOST DEVASTATING LOSS IN 76ERS HISTORY WENT DOWN.

 - IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN NBA HISTORY A GAME WINNING BUZZER BEATER IN A GAME 7 EVER HAPPENED. GEE........WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED. I SAID TO WHEELS WHEN TORONTO WAS ABOUT TO INBOUND THE BALL WITH 4 SECONDS LEFT , " GEE , I WONDER IF KAWHI LEONARD IS GOING TO WIN THE GAME ? " THEY INBOUND THE BALL AND LEONARD GETS IT. HE GOES ACROSS THE COURT HALF CIRCLE BEING CHASED BY REDDICK AND EMBIID.  HE LAUNCHES A HIGH ARCHING SHOT FALLING SIDEWAYS FROM DEEP IN THE CORNER. THE BALL BOUNCES SOFTLY 4 TIMES ON THE RIM AND GOES IN AS TIME EXPIRES. 

 - THERE WAS ONLY ONE OTHER TIME WHERE I FELT A KNIFE LIKE THIS GO THROUGH MY SPORT FAN HEART LIKE THIS. THE 1983 WORLD SERIES WHEN JOE CARTER OF " TORONTO " HITS A WALK-OFF 3 RUN HOMERUN TO WIN THE GAME AND THE WORLD SERIES.

 - STATS AND OTHER GRIEVANCES :

    - CAN NOT REMEMBER A WORST 1ST QUARTER START AS THE 76ERS MISSED THEIR FIRST 11 SHOTS. IF TORONTO WAS NOT AS BAD WE WOULD OF BEEN LOSING BY 20 PINTS AT THE END OF IT. EVERYTHING I SAID THE 76ERS ANNOUNCERS WOULD REPEAT JUST A SECOND OR TWO LATER. I HATED BEING RIGHT.

    - 76ERS LOSE THE 1ST QUARTER BUT WIN THE 2ND , 3RD , AND 4TH QUARTERS.

    - TO ME , A DEVASTATING STAT WAS OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS......16 - 5. I THINK I YELLED OUT 16 TIMES , " ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME WITH THESE REBOUNDS ??!!??!! "

    - THE NUMBER STAT THAT CRUSHED THE 76ERS WAS POSSESSIONS. THE RAPTORS HAD 24 FOR MORE SHOTS THAT THE 76ERS.  TWENTY ..........FUCKING.........FOUR !!! THIS IS UNHEARD OF !!!

    - THE LAST 3 POSSESSIONS AND WE NEVER GET A SHOT OFF. THIS IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST PET PEEVES OF BASKETBALL. I WANT A GOOD CLEAN SHOT EVERY TIME BUT IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT THAN YOU MUST GET OFF SOME KINDA OF SHOT OR DRIVE TO THE BUCKET FOR A FOUL. THE LAST 3 POSSESSIONS OF THE GAME AND THE 76ERS RAN THE SHOT CLOCK OUT EACH TIME. IT WAS INFURIATING.

  THE GAME WAS A CRUSHING DEFEAT. AGAIN , PHILLY FANS HAVE TO ENDURE A HISTORY MAKING SHOT. I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. EMBIID CRIED ON HIS GIRLFRIEND'S SHOULDER. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND MAN I DON'T EVEN WANT TO IMAGINE WHAT GOES ON IN THE BEDROOM WITH  A 7' FOOT 4" GUY AND A 5' 5" GIRL. ONE WORD COMES TO MIND......" OUCH. "

 ANYWAY , IT IS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE THIS GAME WAS VERY WINNABLE IF THE 76ERS JUST PLAYED SUB-PAR AND NOT SUB-ASS. I WAS SICK TO MY STOMACH WITH TURNOVERS AND SHOTS NEVER EVEN TAKEN.

 OH , RADIO SHOW HOSTS ARE BLAMING THE COACH. I BLAME THE PLAYERS.

 NEXT.....GAME OF THRONES !!

  AGAIN HBO ALLOWED US TO INSTANTLY ON-DEMAND THE SHOW. I HAD TO WATCH THE 76ERS TO THE END. SO AT 9:20PM IT WAS GAME OF THRONES TIME.

  WE TURN ALL LIGHTS OFF BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. GRAB SOME NIGHT CAPS AND SETTLE IN.

  BASICALLY ONE THING HAPPENS THE ENTIRE SHOW......THE DRAGON KILLS EVERYONE. YES , THE DRAGON QUEEN'S JEALOUSY TURNED TO RAGE AND MAN DID SHE TAKE IT OUT ON EVERYONE. I THOUGHT THE EPISODE STARTED OUT SLOW ESPECIALLY AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITH DRAGON QUEEN ACTRESS ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE WHERE SHE SAID , " BEST......EPISODE ......EVER. " YOU CAN'T SAY THAT !!  BUT......TO ME , THE EPISODE STARTED SLOWLY , BUT THE LAST 40 MINUTES ENDED STRONGLY WHERE IT WAS VERY ENTERTAINING. I DID RECEIVE SOME TEXTS FROM MY BROTHERS WHO LOVED IT.

  MONDAY         5 - 13 - 19

  ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH TODAY.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND DO MY NORMAL ROUTINE.  BY 11:30AM I WAS AT THE NAIL CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS HELPS ME COLLECT 20 CARPET TILES. I HAD TO MOVE AROUND IN OUR DIRTY CRAPPY COBWEBBY CRAWL SPACE. IT WAS NOT FUN. BOTH OF US LOADED THE VEHICLE.

  BY 12:30PM I WAS HEADING EAST AND ALREADY TIRED. ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO I FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL FOR ABOUT 2 SECONDS. I HAD 3 KIDS IN THE CAR AND THIS SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME. 5 MINUTES BEFORE I DOSED I ASKED ALL 3 KIDS TO ASK ME QUESTIONS , HIT ME ON THE HEAD OR SHOULDERS , SCREAM , OR WHATEVER TO KEEP ME AWAKE. IF IT WASN'T FOR THE RUMBLE STRIPS ON THE EDGE OF THE HIGHWAY I FEAR I WOULD NOT BE WRITING BLOGS TODAY.

 I HAD A 2 HOUR DRIVE AND FOUGHT DROWSINESS MOST OF THE TIME. I WAS LOOKING FOR REST STOPS OR PULL-OFFS FROM THE HIGHWAY. EACH TIME I SAY TO MYSELF , " JUST DRIVE 5 MORE MINUTES. "  I DID NOT WANT TO LOSE TIME BUT I PROMISED MYSELF I NEVER EVER DRIVE DROWSY AGAIN.  I FOUGHT IT THE WHOLE TIME AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WHEN I CLOSED MY EYES FOR A MILLA-SECOND. I SAID TO MYSELF , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME !!! ???!!! " I WAS IN THE RIGHT LANE WITH NO ONE AHEAD OF ME FOR A MILE OR 2. IF I WAS IN THE CENTER LANE I WOULD OF HIT A CAR FROM BEHIND DOING 70 MPH. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I DID THAT. ALSO , DRIVING IN THE RAIN SUCKS.

 I ARRIVE AND UNLOAD A TON OF STUFF.....MOSTLY TOOLS.  I AM COMPLETELY DISHEARTENED THAT SO MUCH NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE RENTERS COME IN ON FRIDAY. I HAVE A GREAT AMOUNT OF WORK TO DO AND I SO DO NOT WANT TO WAIT FOR THE CONTRACTORS TO FINISH IT. I ADMIT THE EXTERIOR LOOKS GREAT BUT OUR INTERIOR DOES NOT.

HERE IS MY DAY AND NIGHT :

 - I AM HERE 1 MINUTE AND FIND A LARGE HOLE IN OUR FLOOR.  I PATCH IT.

 - I FIND STRESS CRACKS AND SCREWS POPS FROM THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW FRONT WINDOWS. I SPACKLE THEM AND SAND.

 - SPACKLE A BATHROOM CEILING THAT WAS BOTHERING ME FOR 2 YEARS. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 - FIXED A THERMOSTAT THAT WAS NOT WORKING AND HAD NO DISPLAY SCREEN. I CLEANED THE CONTACTS AND REPLACED THE BATTERIES USING MY NEW FLASH BATTERIES. I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO TAKE A RIDE TO JUST GET AAA BATTERIES.

 - SEALED HOLES ABOVE A MICROWAVE IN A CABINET. I FORGOT I INSTALLED A NEW MICROWAVE LAST YEAR. I REALLY LIKE THIS MICROWAVE.

 - CLEANED , WINDEXED , AND VACUUMED SAND OUT OF THE SILLS OF THE NEW WINDOWS. I REMOVED THE NEW STICKERS AND USED THE TILT DOWN FEATURE TO CLEAN BOTH SIDES. THE BOTTOM WINDOWS HAVE A VERY HARD WAY OF TILTING DOWN.

 - DECIDE TO RE-INSTALL A STORM DOOR AND SCREEN INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR THE CONTRACTORS WHO REMOVED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. OH , NO CONTRACTORS ARE HERE. THIS IS A LONG PROCESS AND I REALLY TAKE MY TIME. SCREWS WERE HAMMERED SIDEWAYS , JAMBS WERE BASHED IN VIA A HAMMER , AND I WIPED DOWN EVERYTHING. I SLOWLY PUT THE DOOR BACK TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE IT FIT BETTER THAN WHAT IT DID BEFORE. I SPRAY PAINTED A DOOR KEEP AND CUT ANY PROTRUDING SCREWS. LUCKILY I HAD A HACKSAW. THE CONTRACTORS BROKE UP THE WOOD JAMB BY TRYING TO HAMMER CLAW SCREWS OUT OF WOOD. YOU CANNOT DO THIS WITH SCREWS BECAUSE THEY BITE INTO THE WOOD. I CUT THEM AND CAULKED ANY HOLES , SPLINTERS , AND A PIECE OF BROKEN WOOD BACK INTO ITS PLACE. I DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS 9PM AT NIGHT WHEN I FINISHED.

 - WHILE WORKING I WATCHED THE PHILLIES WIN A NICE COME BACK GAME AND THE MOVIE " EDGE OF TOMORROW " WITH TOM CRUISE FOR THE 50TH TIME.

 - REPLACED A LIGHT BULB AT THE TOP OF THE STEPS. LUCKILY I AM TALL ENOUGH TO REACH IT EASILY. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I WAS UPSTAIRS AND REALIZED I HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF WORK UP HERE TOO......CRAP.

 - TESTED 3 TVS AND ALL WORK.

 - SET ALL CLOCKS IN THE KITCHEN AND PROGRAMMED AN UNDER CABINET RADIO WITH 5 RADIO STATIONS.

 - TESTED HEAT AND IT WORKS FINE. I PUT A THERMAL GAUGE TO TEST THE HEAT'S TEMPERATURE COMING OUT OF A VENT. IT READ 147 DEGREES. I THOUGHT THIS WAS VERY HIGH BUT WHEN I GOGGLED IT 140 - 150 IS NORMAL FOR A GAS HEATER.

 - USED WET/DRY VAC AROUND FLOORS BEHIND THE SOFAS.

  I REALLY DID NOT KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. WE COULD HAVE 3 PEOPLE HERE AND STILL NOT BE DONE BY FRIDAY. I GUESS THIS IS WHY I WORKED UNTIL 9PM.

  I PANIC A LITTLE BIT WHEN I CAN NOT FIND MY CELL PHONE CHARGER. IT IS ALWAYS IN MY COMPUTER BAG. I SEARCH THE BAG 3 TIMES AND I SEARCH MY CAR TWICE. I TRY TO COME UP WITH IDEAS TO CHARGE MY PHONE BUT IT IS 10PM AT NIGHT. THE CELL PHONE PINGED AT 15% AND NOW IT IS DOWN TO 5%. I AM STRESSING SO I GO OUTSIDE AND CHECK MY CAR ONE MORE TIME. THIS IS IN THE RAIN AND THE 3RD TIME GOING OUT TO THE CAR. I ACTUALLY USED THE VEHICLE'S CIGARETTE LIGHTER TO CHARGE MY PHONE TO 14%. I TEAR APART THE GLOVE BOX AND ELBOW REST COMPARTMENT. I GO IN THE BACK SEAT AREA TO CHECK THE POUCHES BEHIND THE SEATS. LO AND BEHOLD THERE ARE MY CHARGERS !!

  OH , THE NEW DECK NIGHT LIGHTING LOOKS VERY COOL.

  9:05PM I TALKED TO MY KIDS AND WHEELS. I HAVE LEFTOVER MEXICAN FOOD ( NOT THE BEST ) AND SOME GLASSES OF WINE.

  I GOT SOME FACEBOOK MESSAGING DONE ALONG WITH EMAILING BANDS. I ALSO AM TRYING TO FIND A REGULAR WHO WANTS TO HELP ON THE DOOR.

  BY MIDNIGHT I AM HEADING TO BED. I SLEPT DECENT UNTIL 5AM. I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO BUT WILL HAVE THE ATTITUDE OF JUST TACKLING THINGS ONE AT A TIME.

   TUESDAY        5 - 14 - 19

   THAT STARTLED ME..........

UP EARLY AND WORKED UNTIL 7:30PM.  TWO DAYS NOW WITHOUT SEEING ANY CONTRACTORS. ONE TRUCK DID PARK HERE BUT I NEVER SAW A WORKER.

   HERE'S MY LIST :

 - FOCUSED ON PAINTING TODAY. I COMPLETED THE FRONT DOOR , JAMBS , AND SOME TRIM. I ALSO TOUCHED UP MY PATCHES IN THE MAIN ROOM AND BATHROOM CEILING.

 - RE-HUNG A STORM DOOR AND REPLACED A SCREEN. SO GLAD I AM NOT WAITING FOR WORKERS BECAUSE RENTERS COME IN JUST 3 DAYS. NO WAY THIS WORK WILL BE DONE IN TIME AND AS GOOD AS ME DONG IT. THE DOORS CAME OUT EXCELLENT.  I DID NOTICE I HAVE TO REMOVE SOME STICKERS WHICH KINDA SUCKS. ANOTHER JOB FOR TOMORROW. STILL , I AM SUPER PLEASED HOW THE 2 DOORS CAME OUT.

 - HEAD TO HOME DEPOT AND 1/3 OF THE WAY I FORGOT TO WRITE DOWN THE SIZE OF A/C FILTERS I NEEDED. TURN AROUND AND GO BANK HOME.....BLOW.

 - AT HOME DEPOT A NICE LADY GIVES ME A FREE MINI-BLIND ROD.........NICE.  I PICK UP OTHER SUPPLIES AND IT ONLY TOTALS $23. I ALSO HAD TO PICK UP PAINT TO TOUCH UP A BATHROOM CEILING. I OPENED AN OLD CAN IT IS WAS LIKE THE SAHARA DESERT PLUS MOLD INSIDE. LUCKILY ALL THE HOME DEPOT NUMBERS WERE ON THE TOP LID SO THE WORKER COULD MATCH THE COLOR EXACTLY.

 - A MUCH OLDER FEMALE EMPLOYEE AT HOME DEPOT GOT THE WONDERFUL JOB AS A GREETER. SHE CLEARLY HAD SOME MENTAL ISSUE BUT IT IS NICE HOME DEPOT HIRES ALL PEOPLE WHETHER THEIR NORMAL , LIKE  ME , OR FIGHTING SOME MENTAL ISSUE. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS THE ACTUAL GREETING.  IT WAS A LITTLE SLOW AND VERY LOUD TO THE POINT THE LADY SCARED ME. AS I WALKED IN THE DOOR , A WOMAN IN A WHEELCHAIR SCREAMS OUT , " HELLLOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!! ,  CANNNNNNNN !!!!!!................I !!!!!!!!!!!........HELP YOU !!!!!!!............. WITH ANYTHING !!!!!!!!! ".     I SHIT MY PANTS AND POLITELY SAID " NO THANKS BUT THANK YOU ".

 - STOPPED AT MAUI'S DOG HOUSE WHERE THEY HAVE A SELECTION OF 50 SPECIALTY HOTDOGS. I HAVE PASSED THIS PLACE 100 TIMES AND WANTED TO TRY IT. I TOLD THE OWNERS , WHO WERE VERY COOL , " THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE MAKE ME YOUR 2 MOST POPULAR DOGS ". THEY ASKED IF I LIKE CHILI OR SAUERKRAUT. SO THEY MADE ME A " GHOST " AND A " BETTER CALL SAUL " DOGS.  IT WAS A LITTLE EXPENSIVE AT $6 A DOG BUT.......THE DOGS WERE PACKED WITH CHILI , SPICES , SAUERKRAUT AND MORE. I WOULD GO THERE AGAIN.

 - STOPPED AT PRIMO'S HOAGIE BECAUSE IT WAS THERE. I HAD TO GET A BADA-BING FOR DINNER.

 - BACK HOME AT 1:30PM I HAVE A COUPLE OF HOT DOGS. I ALSO WALK THE BEACH AND TAKE PICTURES. I POSTED THE EXTERIOR WORK BEING DONE HERE AND THE BEACH WHICH IS NOW ONLY 40 YARDS WIDE WITH A 4 FOOT DROP-OFF TO THE OCEAN. TRUCKS WERE DRIVING UP AND DOWN THE BEACH ALL DAY. SOME PEOPLE WERE CHILLING AND FISHING.  I BROUGHT A BAG FOR SEASHELLS BUT DID NOT SEE ONE.

 - BACK HOME I NAP FOR 30 MINUTES. I JUST COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I WAS UP AT 5AM AND BY 3PM I WAS TIRED. I NEEDED A RE-CHARGE.

 - INSTALLED NEW BATTERIES INTO THE THERMOSTAT. I WAS HAPPY THE SETTINGS KEPT SO I DID NOT HAVE TO RE-PROGRAM THE ENTIRE UNIT AGAIN.

 - REPLACED AN A/C FILTER AND LABELED 4 FILTERS TO BE USED MONTHLY DURING THE SEASON.

 - ORGANIZED A CLOSET.

 - HANG A REMINDER NOTE ON OUR FRIDGE FOR RENTERS ABOUT RECYCLING.

 - CLEANED ALL PAINT BRUSHES AND PAINT PAN.

 - VACUUMED THE EDGES OF THE FIRST FLOOR. IT WAS FINALLY NICE TO MOVE FURNITURE BACK TO WHERE IT BELONGS.

 - TESTED 50 KEYS TO MAKE 4 SETS. I RE-HUNG A KEY LOCK BOX AND CHANGED THE CODE.

 - TESTED INTERNET ABILITY ON OUR MAIN ROOM'S SMART TV. IT ACCESSED NETFLIX AND I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D " WHILE I WORKED. I ALSO FOUND OUT NETFLIX HAS CANCELLED LUKE CAGE , IRON FIST , THE PUNISHER , DAREDEVIL ( I KNEW THIS ONE ) , AND JESSICA JONES WILL ONLY HAVE A 3RD SEASON AND THAN BE CANCELLED TOO. WOW......JESSICA JONES IS SO DAMN GOOD.

 - CLEAN OVEN ABOUT 50%. THE OVEN CLEANER I HAD RAN OUT. I ALSO TRIED TO INSTALL A LIGHT BULB COVER BUT I NEED TO COME UP WITH A MACGYVER. I ALSO NEED A OVEN BULB.

  THERE WERE OTHER LITTLE THINGS TOO BUT FOR GOT THEM.

 I HAVE THE MOTTO " IF I GO UPSTAIRS , BRING SOMETHING UP. ALSO , EVERY TIME I MOVE EITHER TRASH SOMETHING OR MOVE SOMETHING. "

 BY 7:30PM I SHUT IT DOWN. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS 5:30PM. I HAVE MY PRIMO'S BADA-BING AND A SALAD.

 CHECK MY EMAILS AND TAKE SOME PHONE CALLS. I HIRED A NEW DOORMAN AND BOOKED A SHOW WERE A WORLD WIDE COMPANY CLAIMS IT WILL PACK THE NAIL WITH UP TO 300 PEOPLE ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT. I JUST GIGGLE AND SHAKE MY HEAD. I ALSO CHARGE THEM FOR A VENUE FEE JUST IN CASE THOSE 300 PEOPLE DO NOT SHOW UP. ( CAN YOU FEEL ANY WRITTEN SARCASM HERE ? )

  WATCH THE PHILLIES BLOW AND SOME TV SHOWS ALONG WITH SOME GLASSES OF RED WINE.

  BY 11PM I WAS TIRED. TOMORROW IS ANTHER DAY OF CLEANING AND DOING MY PUNCH LIST.

  WEDNESDAY       5 - 15 - 19

  UP AT 5AM AND I COULD ONLY THINK OF ONE THING........THE PUP.

  I COULD SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

 HERE IS MY DAY :

  - MY MAJOR PROJECT OF THE DAY WAS TO CARPET TILE THE ENTIRE 2ND FLOOR PATIO.  THIS IS NOT A FUN PROJECT CRAWLING AROUND ON MY HANDS AND KNEES FOR 2 HOURS.  THE TILES I USED WERE ALSO NOT THE BEST BUT I DID FINISH THE PROJECT. WHEN I RETURN I WILL REPLACE SOME STAINED TILES WITH GOOD TILES.

  - BEFORE CARPET TILING I HAD TO SWEEP THE PATIO OF A TON OF DEBRIS AND OLD LIGHTING THE WORKERS LEFT. I THAN USED A WET/DRY VAC TO DO THE EDGES AND INTERIOR RAILS OF THE SLIDING PATIO DOOR.  ONCE THE TILES WERE DOWN I USED A REGULAR VACUUM FOR THE PATIO AND HALLWAY AREAS.

  - SPEAKING OF WORKERS.....TWO OF THEM SHOWED UP TODAY. BOTH WORKED UNTIL 7:3OPM.

  - A BROKEN ROLLER SUPPORT FOR THE UPSTAIRS BED LEG. I GRAB A PIECE OF 2X4 WOOD AND DRILL A HOLE IN IT. IT WORKS PERFECT TO BRING THE BED UP HIGHER. UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS STILL NOT LEVEL.  SO I RANDOMLY GOT ANOTHER PIECE OF 2 X 4 WOOD AND ATTACHED IT TO THE ORIGINAL PIECE. I SLID THAT UNDERNEATH AND THE BED IS NOW LEVEL. THE TWO RANDOM PIECES OF WOOD WERE EXACTLY THE SAME WIDTH. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THAT ?

  - RE-HANG A PICTURE , VACUUM THE UPSTAIRS , AND SLIDE A TOY CHEST BACK OUT TO THE PATIO. THE WORKERS BROKE IT SO I HAD TO RE-ASSEMBLE 2 SIDES. I VACUUM OUTSIDE AGAIN.  THE PATIO DOES LOOK ALOT BETTER WITH CARPET TILE. EVERY YEAR I WOULD HAVE TO WIPE THE CEMENT FLOOR DOWN ON MY HANDS KNEES AND I HATED IT. THE SAND AND FEET OILS WOULD BE TRACKED IN AND TRANSFERRED ONTO OUR 2ND FLOOR CARPETING..........FEET OIL ?

  - TEST A TV AND ORGANIZE THE UPSTAIRS ALONG WITH CLEANING THE BATHROOM. I MOVE A WICKER CHEST BACK INTO PLACE AND HANG A ROLLING SHADE ALONG WITH A SCREEN DOOR.

  - I TEXT WHEELS , " THE 2ND FLOOR IS DONE. " TO ME THIS WAS A BIG ACHIEVEMENT AND IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING ACTUALLY GOT ACCOMPLISHED. IN MY LITTLE MIND I DESERVED A TREAT.

  - I ORDER A PEPPERONI PIZZA AND CHICKEN CUTLET HOAGIE WITH BROCCOLI RABE FROM A PLACE CALLED A & LP FOODS. WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE AND THE FOOD IS GOOD BUT THE PRICES ARE ALWAYS HIGH HERE IN NEW JERSEY. OH , THE GIRL ORDERING WAS A LITTLE.....PUZZLING. I ASKED FOR A PIZZA AT 3:40PM.  THE GIRL SAYS , " WE DO NOT MAKE PIZZAS UNTIL 4PM.  " I RESPOND ," OK. I WILL STOP BY AFTER 4PM FOR BOTH THE PIZZA AND THE CHICKEN CUTLET. " SHE REPLIES , " WE DO NOT MAKE PIZZA UNTIL 4PM. DO YOU JUST WANT THE CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICH ? " I REPLY , " I AM WORKING RIGHT NOW AND WON'T BE DONE FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR. CAN I PLACE AN ORDER FOR 4:30PM ? " THE GIRL REPLIES , " SURE WE CAN DO THAT. " I REPLY , " CAN I ORDER A PEPPERONI PIZZA AND CHICKEN CUTLET WITH BROCCOLI RABE FOR 4:30PM. " SHE REPLIES , " NOT A PROBLEM , WHAT IS YOUR FIRST NAME AND PHONE NUMBER ? "

 - I PAINT A COFFEE TABLE TOP AND TEST OUR A/C. IT IS BLOWING AT 49 DEGREES. THAT IS GOOD BUT THAN AGAIN IT IS ONLY 65 DEGREES HERE.

 - A NICE NEIGHBOR WHO HAS BEEN OVERLOOKING THE ENTIRE GIGANTIC EXTERIOR PROJECT HERE KNOCKS ON MY DOOR. HE ASKS ME , " WHEN DID YOU HAVE CARPETING PUT DOWN ON THE PATIO ? " I REPLY , " I JUST LAID IT THIS MORNING. " HE RESPONDS , " OH , I WAS GOING TO HAVE THE WORKERS PAINT 2 COATS ON THE FLOOR. " I WISH THEY DID THIS 2 WEEKS AGO SO I TOLD HIM THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BUT I LIKE THEM TO RE-HANG OUR PATIO DOOR.

 - I GO GET MY FOOD AND ALL COLLEGE GIRLS ARE HERE. JESUS TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. 

 - I STOP AT WAWA TO GET ICE CREAM I WAS JONESING FOR. I NEVER EAT IT. I WILL GIVE IT TO MY KID WHEN I GET HOME.

 - BACK HOME I BRING ALL MY TOOLS DOWN FROM UPSTAIRS.

 - ALL MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON I HAVE BEEN RE-PAINTING THE FRONT DOOR. I REMOVED 2 NUMERAL STICKERS WITH A RAZOR BLADE. WE HAD 3 SIGNS SAYING THE NUMBER OF OUR CONDO AND IT WAS TOO MUCH. A NICE CONDO OWNER MADE THESE WOOD TRIMMED ADDRESSES FOR ALL THE CONDOS HERE. THEY WERE MOUNTED UNDER EACH EXTERIOR LIGHT. OURS HAD THAT , A STICKER ON THE SCREEN DOOR , AND A STICKER ON THE FRONT DOOR. IT WAS TOO MUCH. USING A RAZOR I REMOVED 2 STICKERS , SANDED , A PUTTIED THE FRONT DOOR EVENLY. AFTER MANY COATS OF PAINT AND HAVING A FAN BLOW ON IT I GOT IT TO LOOK VERY GOOD.

 - THE SUN IS COMING DOWN AND I DECIDE TO WALK TO THE BEACH.  ONE LARGE GROUP OF COLLEGE GIRLS ALL IN BIKINIS ARE TO THE RIGHT OF ME AND 2 COLLEGE GIRLS ARE TO THE LEFT OF ME. MAN, DO I FEEL LIKE THE FAT KID IN THE CAFETERIA. 2 GIRLS JUMP DOWN OFF A 4 FOOT HIGH WALL TO WALK TO THE OCEAN. I TAKE PICTURES OF TRUCKS DRIVING BY MOVING SAND. IN JUST 15 MINUTES 20 TRUCKS DROVE BY ME. THE 2 GIRLS RETURN TO THE WALL AND DECIDE THEY DO NOT WANT TO TOUCH THE SAND WITH THEIR WET HANDS. THEY WANT TO GET BACK UP BUT CONTEMPLATE HOW. I MEAN THEY TOOK 5 MINUTES THINK THIS , IT GOT TO THE POINT I WAS GOING TO WALK OVER AND JUST STRETCH MY ARM OUT TO LIFT THEM UP. I DECIDED TO WAIT A LITTLE MORE BECAUSE MAYBE THAT WAS CREEPY.   BOTH GIRLS MAKE IT UP AND THEY STRETCH THEIR TOWELS OUT WHILE IN THE DOWN DOGGY YOGA POSITION. I HATE BEING OLD AND FAT. BOTH IN BIKINIS STRETCHING THEIR TOWELS ON ALL FOURS WAS SO PAINFUL.  ONE GIRL LOOKED LIKE A YOUNG MARISA TOMEI.  I THINK ABOUT THIS LATER AND IT WILL BE THE LAST PARAGRAPH.

  BACK HOME I EAT BECAUSE I AM DEPRESSED FROM SEEING 10 SMOKING HOT GIRLS IN BIKINIS AND I KNOW THEY ALL THOUGHT , " I WONDER IF WE SHOULD ROLL HIM BACK INTO THE OCEAN WHERE HE COULD BE WITH HIS FAMILY ? I WONDER IF HE IS HUNGRY ? "

  I CONTINUE MORE JOBS AND MY LIST IS COMING TO AN END. I ACTUALLY START LOADING TOOLS INTO MY CAR THAT I DO NOT NEED.

  THE VET CALLS ME AND TELLS ME SURGERY WENT WELL FOR OUR PUP. WE CAN PICK HER UP LATE AFTERNOON. OUR PUP HAD TO GET A POSSIBLE CANCEROUS CYST OR BLISTER OFF HER BOTTOM LIP. 2 LOWER FRONT TEETH HAD TO BE REMOVED ALONG WITH REMOVING A " TAG " UNDER HER CHIN.  WHEELS CALLED ME WHEN SHE GOT HOME WITH THE PUP. SHE IS RESTING AND SEEMS TO BE DOING WELL. WE TREAT THIS DOG LIKE FAMILY AND ALL OF US WERE CONCERNED. THE MONEY OF $1200 WAS EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT.

  ASSASSIN !!!!  OUR DOG SCARED THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF THIS YOUNG KID. I HAVE TOLD YOU OUR KID'S SCHOOL HAS A GAME WHERE YOU TRY TO SHOOT DESIGNATED STUDENTS WITH A WATER GUN. 2 DAYS AGO A KID KNOCKED ON OUR DOOR SAYING HIS HIGH SCHOOL WAS SELLING MULCH. WELL , HE IS NOT A SMART KID BECAUSE THERE WAS 6 VAN FULLS OF MULCH ALL OVER OUR PROPERTY. WHEEL'S WAS SMARTER AND ANSWERED THE DOOR VIA A SIDE WINDOW.  SHE NEVER OPENED THE DOOR. AS THE KID WAS WALKING AWAY MY ELDEST SEES HE IS HOLDING A WATER PISTOL. SHE YELLS OUT , " ASSASSIN !!! " THE GAME IS CALLED ASSASSIN.

  LET'S FAST FORWARD TO 7AM WHERE OUR DOG IS FREAKING OUT BARKING ON THE PATIO. LET'S JUST SAY THIS KID IS VERY LUCKY I WAS NOT THERE BECAUSE 95% OF THE TIME IT IS ME WHO LET'S THE DOG OUT AT 6AM AND IN MY UNDERWEAR. ANYWAY , WHEELS RUNS TO THE PATIO AND OUR DOG IS BARKING AT SOMETHING AROUND THE CORNER ON THE STEPS TOWARDS THE DRIVEWAY. IT IS THE ASSASSIN. WHEELS YELLS OUT , " YOUR BUSTED " AND THE KID REPLIES , " I AM SO TIRED. I HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE SINCE 5:30AM. " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! OH MAN, IS HE LUCKY I WAS NOT THERE LETTING THE DOG OUT LIKE I NORMALLY DO. THEY TALK AND THE KID SAYS , " CAN YOU TELL YOUR DAUGHTER I WILL GIVE HER $20 IF SHE LET'S ME GET HER ? "

  I LATER FOUND OUT IF ASSASSINS DO NOT GET THEIR TARGET BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THAT THEY WOULD BE ELIMINATED. OUR YOUNGEST CALLED THE KID AND SAID MEET ME AND MY FRIENDS AT THIS PIZZA PLACE. SHE KNEW SHE WAS NOT GETTING HER TARGET BY MIDNIGHT SO SHE LET THE KID GET HER.

  I AM REALLY HAPPY HOW THE CONDO IS SHAPING UP. I FINALLY AM SEEING THE LIGHT AT THE END OF TUNNEL SO TO SPEAK. THE PLACE IS REALLY COOL AND I LOVE IT HERE. AS I ALWAYS SAY , " IT HAS A 1,000 LITTLE GOOD THINGS AND 1 BIG BAD THING. " I THINK ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I WAS THINKING WHEN WE BOUGHT THIS PROPERTY. I WILL NOT WRITE THE 1,000 LITTLE THINGS BUT THE BAD ONE IS NOT HAVING A BALCONY TO VIEW THE OCEAN. OUT OF 12 CONDOS WE ARE THE ONLY ONE......OF COURSE. WHAT PAINS ME EVEN MORE WAS A THE BEST OCEANFRONT CONDO HERE WENT UP FOR SALE 3 YEARS AGO. I ASKED FAMILY , PARENTS , AND A COUSIN TO BUY IT WITH ME. IT WAS 4 BEDROOMS , 2 BATHROOMS , AND HAD 2 LEVELS FACING THE OCEAN. WHEELS AND I WALKED THROUGH IT WITH OUR KIDS AND I SAW A DOLPHIN IN THE OCEAN. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A TRUE SIGN.  THIS PLACE WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND HAD NO FLAWS BUT WE COULD NOT SWING IT BY OURSELVES. THE PRICE WAS 30% CHEAPER THAN OURS. I REGRET NOT PURCHASING IT. RENT IS TWICE AS MUCH AS OURS AND THIS WOULD OF BEEN A LIFE LONG PROPERTY. I SHAKE MY HEAD ON THESE TWO THINGS EVERY TIME I'M HERE.

 BACK TO EMAILS , BAND CONTACTS , AND  SIDE JOBS. I GOT 4 SIDE JOBS IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS.

  WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND AN EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D."

  I AM JONESING FOR ICE CREAM BUT DO NOT WANT THE WAWA PINT IN MY FRIDGE. ON FACEBOOK I MESSAGE DAIRY QUEEN TO SEE IF THEY ARE OPEN. MOST BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY. TO MY SURPRISE I GET MESSAGED BACK. THEY ARE OPEN UNTIL 9PM. I DRIVE OVER THERE FOR A BUTTERFINGER BLIZZARD.  I WAS 2ND IN LINE BEHIND 2 YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS IN DAISY DUKE SHORT SHORTS......OF COURSE. WHEN I HEARD THEM ORDER 6 THINGS FOR JUST THEM 2 I KNEW I HAD A WAIT PLUS THE WORKER WAS OLDER THAN MY DAD WHO IS 90. SHE REMINDED ME OF THE LADY ACTOR FROM THE WENDY'S HAMBURGER COMMERCIALS , " WHERES THE BEEF !! ". SHE WAS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE COUNTERTOP. EACH TIME THE OLD LADY WORKER MADE ONE BLIZZARD SHE GIVE THE SPOON WITH SOME ICE CREAM ON IT TO THE GIRLS TO LICK. MAN I LIKE TO GIVE THEM MY SPOON.  SHE DID NOT GIVE ME A SPOON TO LICK WHEN MY ORDER CAME UP. IN FACT , SHE LOOKED AT ME , GRIMACED , AND THREW THE SPOON IN THE TRASHCAN RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. SHE SAW I HAD TOO MANY ICE CREAM SPOONS DURING MY LIFE. ANYWAY , IT TOOK OVER 20 MINUTES BECAUSE OF THIS VERY OLD , VERY NEW LADY WORKING. AT LEAST 3 TIMES I TOLD MYSELF TO JUST LEAVE AND GO HOME AND HAVE THE WAWA PINT. BUT THE URGE FOR DAIRY QUEEN WAS TOO STRONG. TO SAVE TIME I EVEN ASKED THE OLD LADY , " WHAT IS THE TOTAL PRICE ". I HAD PLENTY OF CHANGE AND FIGURE I COULD SAVE TIME IF I KNEW THE PRICE WHILE SHE WAS MAKING MY BLIZZARD. WELL , SHE NEEDED TO GRAB A MENU AND COULDN'T FIGURE OUT THE TAX , SO I SAID , " PLEASE JUST MAKE THE BLIZZARD , NO BIG DEAL. " I MUMBLED , TO MYSELF , " YOU ONLY MADE 400 BLIZZRADS TODAY WHY SHOULD YOU KNOW THE PRICE. "

 BACK HOME I HAVE SOME OF MY ICE CREAM LIKE A SPOILED RICH FAT KID. I FELT LIKE " RICKY " IN THE MOVIE " BETTER OFF DEAD ".  ( HEY RICKY , SORRY FOR BLOWING UP YOUR MOM )

  I WAS SO JONESING FOR A BEER OR 2 BUT IT WAS 9:30PM. I SEE MY NEIGHBOR OUTSIDE CLEANING UP AND GATHERING WINDOW SCREENS. I ASK IF HE NEEDS HELP AND WAS THINKING MAYBE HE GO OUT FOR A BEER OR WHAT EVER. HE SEEMED PRETTY TIRED AND SO WAS I. I WAS SICK OF WINE SO I HAVE SODA WATER WITH MY BUTTERFINGER BLIZZARD.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. I NEVER DID THIS BEFORE WITH SLEEPING. THAT STORY WILL BE TOMORROW.

  I ARRIVE HOME LATE NIGHT AND WHEELS IS IN BLACK SPANDEX. SHE LOOKS DAMN GOOD AND SAYS , " I KNOW YOU BEEN WORKING HARD SO I HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU. I KNOW YOU'LL LIKE IT. " SHE MOVES TO THE FLOOR AND GETS ON ALL FOURS. SHE MOVES TO THE DOWN DOGGY POSITION WITH HER ASS UP IN THE AIR AND BACK ARCHED.  I DON'T NEED ANOTHER CLUE FOR WHAT'S GOING DOWN HERE. I MASSAGE HER LOWER BACK AND GET BEHIND HERE. MAN THIS APPLE LOOKS GOOD. I BEGIN TO SLOWLY ROLL DOWN HER SPANDEX............dream ends.

 Sonna of a bitch.

  THURSDAY       5 - 16 - 19

 TRY TO GUESS WHAT THESE NUMBERS MEAN ?  12 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , AND 7 ?  THESE ARE THE TIMES I WOKE UP TONIGHT. YEP , I WENT TO BED AT FRICKIN' 11PM AND WOKE UP ON THE HOUR EVERY HOUR UNTIL 7AM.

  THANK YOU FOR THE TEXTS AND EMAILS ON YESTERDAY'S WEBSITE. IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD WHEN PEOPLE LAUGH AT MY LIFE. I SAW ONE OF MY STORIES ON INSTAGRAM.

  I BEGIN FULL CLEAN UP. I THINK I HAVE A.D.D , A.D.H. , A.D.S , OR A.S.S. BECAUSE I CLEAN THE LITTLEST THINGS.  I BEGIN LOADING ALL MY TOOLS AND THE FINAL CLEAN-UP OF OUR CONDO LOOKS VERY GOOD. I AM SUPER PLEASED ON ALL THE WORK I DID THIS WEEK.

 MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME.  WHEELS AND ELDEST HELP ME UNLOAD AND I GET GREETED BY THE PUP AFTER HER SURGERY.

  I CUT THE LAWN AND MY RIDING MOWER JUST BARELY FINISHES....SOMETHING IS GOING ON. I USED THE RIDING MOWER , PUSH MOWER , WEED WHACKER , AND LEAF BLOWER. I ALSO DID A RENTAL PROPERTY.

  CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP. HAVE SOME LUNCH AND IT WAS DOWN THE BASEMENT TO PUT ALL OUR CARPET TILES BACK TOGETHER ALONG WITH FURNITURE. WE HAD WATER IN OUR BASEMENT AND FANS HAVE BEEN BLOWING FOR 4 DAYS NOW. WHEELS AND ELDEST HELP ME.

  NEXT....HELP ELDEST CLEAN OUT 90% OF HER BEDROOM. OH.......MY.........GOD.  THIS WAS NOT FUN.

  OK......BEEN CLEANING FOR 12 HOURS TIME FOR A BREAK.

  WE GOT A WONDERFUL CALL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER TO GO TO DINNER AT " THE CLUB ".

  WE PICK UP A FRIEND AND HEAD TO THE CLUB. DRINKS AT THE BAR AND A WONDERFUL DINNER.

  I LEAVE EARLY AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I HAVE TO ADMIT I WAS FEELING GOOD AFTER A COUPLE OF FAT TIRE BEERS AND RED WINE.

  PHILLIES BLOW , GET SMOKED AGAIN. BREWERS ARE THE BEST TEAM EVER.

  GET SOME THINGS DONE AT THE NAIL LIKE A CHANGING A LOCK AND BY 11PM EVERYONE LEFT.....SO I CLOSED.

  BACK HOME WE HAVE FAMILY BUT THEY LEAVE WITHIN 20 MINUTES.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH A 21 MINUTE EPISODE OF " BROCKMIRE " I FALL ASLEEP AT THE 19 MINUTE MARK. YEP.....LAST NIGHTS SLEEP PATTERNS DID NOT HELP.

 OFF TO BED. I HAD A GOOD DREAM BUT FORGOT IT.

  FRIDAY       5 - 17 - 19

  RUNNING............

  UP EARLY LIKE USUAL AND START THE MORNING. TIME TO GET STUFF DONE.

  HERE'S MY DAY :

 - MAKE LUNCH AND GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL. A FRIEND PICKS HER UP.

 - CLEAN OUT MY DIRTY MULCHY VAN.

 - TALKED TO OUR CAR MECHANIC ACROSS THE STREET. THEY PUSH ME BACK TWICE SO A NEW GAME PLAN IS NEEDED.

 - STOP AT A BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT.

 - STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND SEND PICTURES TO A FRIEND WHO IS GOING TO FIX A DOOR KNOB FOR ME.

 - BACK HOME I SHOWER AND PACK.

 - YOUNGEST CALLS ME AND ASKS FOR MONEY FOR A PROM. I DRIVE TO HER SCHOOL AND DROP OFF MONEY TO HER.

  I AM OUTSIDE WAITING AND SHE COMES WALKING OUT.  I AM PARKED BEHIND A BUS AND SHE CALLS ME AND ASKS WHERE AM I ? I TELL HER AND SHE GETS OUT OF A CAR AND LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN.  I GIVE HER SOME MONEY AND TALK TO HER FOR A MINUTE.  I DRIVE HER TO THE CAR WITH THE DOOR OPEN. I ASK THE DRIVER TO ROLL DOWN HER WINDOW.....I KNOW THE KID. I SAY , " EXCUSE ME MISS , BUT YOU SHOULD NOT DRIVE WITH A CAR DOOR OPEN ? "  ALL THE KIDS LAUGH AND YELL....... IT WAS HER FAULT !! ....AND POINT TO MY KID.

 - STOP AT ANOTHER BANK TO GET ONES AND FIVES FOR THE NAIL.

 - BACK HOME AGAIN AND PREP FOR PACKING AND MAKING A LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR A MECHANIC. I HAVE ALL MY DUCKS IN ORDER AND THE SCHOOL NURSE CALLS. OUR KID IS NOT FEELING GOOD. BACK TO SCHOOL TO PICK THE KID UP. I SAY , " YOU WERE FEELING AWFULLY GOOD WHEN I WAS HERE EARLIER GIVING YOU MONEY. " SHE REPLIES , " I WANTED TO SEE YOU BEFORE YOU LEFT ". I REPLY , " SO THIS WHOLE SICKNESS IS A RUSE ??!!! "

  I RETURN HOME WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND WE SETTLE IN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I HAVE A HALF OF A CHICKEN CUTLET WITH BROCCOLI RABE.

  I DECIDE TO USE A MECHANIC I USED LAST YEAR TO INSPECT OUR VAN. HE WAS VERY GOOD AND PRICES WERE FAIR. I AM NOT SURE HOW IT WILL GO THIS TIME AROUND BECAUSE THE VAN IS MAKING SQUEAKING NOISES DUE TO MY EXCESSIVE LOADING OF MULCH. I FEAR IT COULD BE ON ITS LAST WHEELS SO TO SPEAK.  I DRIVE TO A BAD INDUSTRIAL SECTION OF SOUTH PHILLY.  WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST WILL PICK ME UP IN 30 MINUTES.

 I ARRIVE SAFELY AT THE MECHANIC'S SHOP AND NO ONE IS IN THE OFFICE. I WALK AROUND AND IMMEDIATELY SEE THE MECHANIC. I RECOGNIZE HIM FROM LAST YEAR. HE IS VERY COOL AND WE TALK FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.

  TWENTY MINUTES LATER WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST PICKS US UP. WE STOP AT THE AIRPORT AND OUR KID TAKES THE CAR HOME.

  WHEELS AND I SEE A HUGE LINE AND WE THINK WE MAY MISS OUR FLIGHT. WE ARE BOTH SURPRISED HOW QUICK IT MOVED. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE OUR FLIGHT WITH 10 MINUTES TO SPARE. THAN......HER TEXT GOES OFF. OUR FLIGHT IS DELAYED ONE HOUR.

  WE GO THROUGH CUSTOMS AND A WORKER SCUFFS AT ME FOR NOT TAKING " EVERYTHING " OUT OF MY POCKETS WHEN GOING THROUGH THE METAL DETECTOR. I HAD CASH , MY LICENSE , AND A CREDIT CARD. HE SAYS TO ME , " WHEN WE ASK TO TAKE " EVERYTHING " OUT OF YOUR POCKETS WE MEAN EVERYTHING. I SHOW HIM THE CASH TO MAKE A BRIBE AND A JOKE. HE SCUFFS AND TURNS HIS HEAD AWAY FROM ME.

  SIT IN THE TERMINAL AND WE TALK AND MAKE JOKES. ONE GIRL ASKS ME IF THE SEAT IS TAKEN NEXT TO ME. I SAY , " YES , AND SO ARE THE NEXT 3 SEATS.....I LIKE TO STRETCH OUT ( I MAKE A SUPERMAN POSE ) ". WHEELS GIGGLES AND THE GIRL THINKS I AM AN ASSHOLE.

  TEXT GOES OFF.....FLIGHT DELAYED AGAIN.  THE TIME GOES FAST AND WE FINALLY BOARD WITH ONE BIG PROBLEM IN WHICH I NEVER HEARD BUT WHEELS DID. IN FACT , SHE SAYS TO ME , " I WAS WAITING FOR YOU TO REACT AND YOU NEVER DID. " WELL , THE THING I NEVER HEARD WAS..........CARRY-ON BAGGAGE WAS NOW BEING STOWED UNDER THE PLANE BECAUSE THE OVERHEAD COMPARTMENTS WERE FULL. " THE WHOLE POINT OF CARRY-ON IS TO AVOID THE DAMN BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA !!!  .......BLOW.

  OUR KID TEXTS ME , " HOW WAS THE FLIGHT ? " I RESPOND , " BESIDES BEING PUSHED BACK TWICE AND TAKING OR LUGGAGE IT WAS VERY GOOD. "

  OH, NO MORE FREE PEANUTS........2 SMALL RECTANGULAR GRAHAM CRACKERS COOKIES. THE FLIGHT WAS GOOD AND FAST. THE LANDING WAS SOFT AND IT WAS FUN AS WHEELS AND I LISTENED TO AN OLD NAIL RADIO SHOW IN WHICH OUR KIDS AND WHEELS WERE GUESTS. IT WAS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY.

 LAND AND A FRIEND PICKS US UP. WITHIN 30 MINUTES WE WERE EATING CHICKEN CUTLETS AND DRINKING ALL KINDS OF BOOZE.  TELLING STORIES AND PLAYING WITH 2 PUPPIES WAS A BLAST TOO.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I AM WOKEN UP BY WHEELS TAPPING ME ON THE HEAD. I WILL ASK TOMORROW WHY SHE DID THIS.

   SATURDAY        5 - 18 - 19

  LET THE DRINKING BEGIN.

  HAVING A BLAST IN HERE.

  START MORNING OUT WITH A WONDERFUL BREAKFAST AND JUST CHILLING WITH OUR FRIENDS. WE WATCH ESPN FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THAN TIME TO HEAD TO THE PUB.

  SIX OF US UPTOWN AND INTO THE CITY. A GOOD SIZE PUB WITH SEVERAL LEVELS AND LOUD DJ MUSIC. WE MOVED OUTSIDE TO A PATIO AREA AND HAD A NICE TIME. I ASKED OUR BEAUTIFUL WAITRESS AMBER FOR A FAVOR.....CAN SHE PUT THE PHILLIES GAME ON THE ONE TV......SHE DID. A NICE LITTLE PERK.

 FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD AND THE DRINKS WERE NOT SO GOOD. BEER DRAFTS WERE FINE BUT ONE CRANBERRY AND VODKA FOR OUR FRIEND CAME OUT IN A 8 OUNCE PLASTIC CUP. IT WAS ABOUT THE SIZE YOU DO A URINE TEST IN.......NOT COOL.

  WHEELS AND I TREAT EVERYONE AND WE HEAD OUT. THE CITY IS JUMPING WITH KIDS FROM THEIR PROMS AND ACTIVITIES. I MUST SAY SOUTHERN WOMEN ARE ABSOLUTELY PIECES OF ASS. EVERY GIRL IS BLONDE , BLUE EYED , AND WEARING SHORT SHORTS.

  WE WALK TO A LOCAL BASEBALL STADIUM TO WATCH OUR TRIPLE AAA TEAM LEHIGH IRON PIGS VS THE LOCAL TEAM CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS.  WE WON 10 - 8. THE STADIUM WAS COOL AND I JOKED WITH PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME. IT WAS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SO KIDS WERE GETTING THEIR HAIR SPRAYED PINK. GUESS WHO GOT THEIR HAIR SPRAYED PINK ?  I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.  THE PLAYERS AND FIELD HAD PINK IN IT TOO.

  WEARING OUR PHILLIES SHIRTS SEVERAL PEOPLE TALKED TO US. OF COURSE I HAD FUN WITH THEM. WHEELS AND I WALKED AROUND THE STADIUM WHICH WAS BEAUTIFUL.  THE CITY AND BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS IN THE BACK GROUND.  THEY HAD A GRASS HILL FOR CHEAPER SEATS , PLAY THINGS FOR THE KIDS , AND AREAS FOR PARTYING. IT REALLY WAS A GOOD TIME. THEY HAD THIS AREA TO TAKE PICTURES.....THIS IS FUNNY......VISUALIZE IT.  A BUNCH OF KIDS ARE TAKING PICTURES AT A BOOTH. THEY SUPPLY COSTUMES , SIGNS , AND HATS. OF COURSE I CONVINCE WHEELS TO GET IN LINE. WE HAVE AT LEAST 20 KIDS BEHIND US. THE LINE WAS ALL KIDS UNDER 10 YEARS OLD......AND US. I HOLD A SIGN AND SO DOES WHEELS WHO ALSO PUTS ON A PINK BOA AND PINK HAT. I POSTED THE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK AND A TON OF FAMILY SAW AND LIKED IT........THE THINGS I MAKE WHEELS DO.

 WE PULL A TOTAL SEINFELD AND CAN NOT FIND OUR CAR ON THE MULTI LEVEL PARKING GARAGE. WE KNEW WE WERE ON LEVEL 3 " DEER " SECTION. YES , THEIR LEVELS ARE NAMED AFTER ANIMALS. I WAS ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE WE WERE ON LEVEL 3 DEER. A FRIEND WAS POSITIVE WE WERE ON LEVEL 2 " TIGER ". WE WALKED AROUND FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT. IF YOU WALK UP THE RAMP AND OUT A DOOR YOUR ARE ON LEVEL 3 DEER. IF YOU WALK DOWN THE RAMP AND OUT THE DOOR YOU ARE ON LEVEL 2 TIGER. TECHNICALLY WE WERE BOTH RIGHT. WE ALL LAUGHED.

 BACK HOME WE SAY OUR GOODBYES TO FRIENDS.  ONE GIRL IS AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF WORK. TOUGH GIRL WITH A HARD SOUTHERN ACCENT AND SHE LOVES SHOOTING POOL.  SHE IS HILARIOUS.

  WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME PHILLY PRETZELS WE BROUGHT FOR OUR FRIENDS. OF COURSE WE HAVE SOME LIBATIONS AND WE WATCH " SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ".

 PHILLIES WIN THEIR LAST 2 GAMES ON TIMELY HITTING AND SOLID PITCHING.

  TIME IS GOING TOO FAST AND WE ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME.

 MY BROTHER AND HIS FRIENDS OF 30 YEARS ARE AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THEY BEEN DOING THIS ANNUAL GET TOGETHER FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS. THEY POSTED A VERY NICE FACEBOOK PICTURE OF 9 OF THEM IN THE WOODS WHERE WE USED TO HAVE WHEELSTOCKS. I COMMENTED " THAT AREA LOOKS VERY FAMILIAR ".

  OH , ONE MORE THING , MY MECHANIC BY THE AIRPORT TEXTED ME AND OUR VAN IS DONE. ONE DAY......DONE. MY LOCAL MECHANIC PUSHED US BACK TWICE AND SAID DROP THE VAN OFF NEXT WEEK. THE PRICE WOULD OF BEEN DOUBLED....MAYBE TRIPLED. I ABSOLUTELY TIMED IT PERFECTLY WITH THE AIRPORT. ALSO , I DID MESS THE VAN UP WITH THE HEAVY LOADING OF MULCH......A BACK TIRE , BRAKES , AND AN EMERGENCY BRAKE ALL NEEDED TO BE FIXED. I KNEW THIS COULD COST UP TO A $1,000 TO FIX. I KNEW IF OUR LOCAL MECHANIC FIXED THE VAN IT DEFINITELY BE OVER A $1,000.

 CONTINUED - WHEELS AND I MADE AN AGREEMENT. IF OVER $1,000 WE GET RID OF THE VAN. IF OVER $500 WE THINK ABOUT GETTING RID OF THE VAN. FINAL PRICE TO FIX -- $478.  ANOTHER YEAR OF OUR VAN.......YEAH !!

  SUNDAY     5 - 19 - 19

  I COULD GET USE TO THIS..................

  A NICE LITTLE BREAKFAST AND EVERYONE STARTS RECOVERING FROM LAST NIGHT.......JUICE , COFFEE , ADVIL , ETC.

  IT'S VERY LITTLE IN LIFE BUT IT SURE MADE ME FEEL GOOD. INTERNET SCRABBLE -   I WIN BEST OF FIVE - I SPENT 15 MINUTES TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN A GAME 5 WHEN I WAS LOSING BY 32 POINTS WITH ONLY 2 MOVES LEFT.  I FIGURED OUT THE LETTERS HE HAD REMAINING.  AFTER BRAINSTORMING AND TRYING 10 DIFFERENT SCENARIOS THAT ALL FAILED I CAME UP WITH ONE. IT WAS MY ONLY PLAY. I PLACED A WORD AND I NEEDED MY OPPONENT TO PLACE AN EXACT WORD TO THINK HE WAS BLOCKING ME. I FIGURED I HAD A 10% SHOT  OF WINNING AT BEST. HE HAD SEVERAL OTHER MOVES BUT I NEEDED HIM TO DO EXACTLY ONE. I COULD SCORE A TRIPLE WORD , THAN GO OUT , AND WIN. I PLACE MY WORD AND SCORE. NOT 1 MINUTE LATER I SEE MY OPPONENT DOES EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. I PLACE MY BIG SCORE FINAL WORD WITHIN SECONDS AND WIN THE GAME BY 3 POINTS. I FIST PUMPED FOR 10 SECONDS.....BY MYSELF.....IN A CORNER. I TOLD WHEELS THIS STORY AND SHE CALLED ME A LOSER.

 POSTED SOME MORE PICS ON FACEBOOK. A TON OF FAMILY AND HAVERTOWN FRIENDS RESPONDED.....TOO FUNNY.  MY BROTHER ALSO POSTED PICS OF HIS NEW HOUSE BEING BUILT. THIS BRINGS PAINFUL MEMORIES OF WHEN WE BUILT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

  LOAD UP THE CAR AND WE HAD TO A GIGANTIC WALMART. WE GET SOME SUPPLIES AND OF COURSE I MESS WITH SOME PEOPLE. THEY ARE SO FRIENDLY HERE. I AM WALKING DOWN AN ISLE AND THIS REALLY OLD GUY IS LOOKING AT SCOOBY DOO WATER BOTTLES AND OTHER CARTOON CHARACTERS ON THESE WATER DEVICES. I SAY TO HIM , " C'MON , YOU'RE A LITTLE TOO OLD FOR THEM. " HE STARTS LAUGHING. I ALSO MESSED WITH A YOUNG GIRL BAGGING OUR GROCERIES.

  NEXT STOP WE PICK UP HOAGIES. WITH A PHONE APP EVERYTHING WAS PLACED. WHEN WE ARRIVED.......EVERYTHING WAS READY.

 NEXT STOP THE MARINA AND IT IS PACKED. LOTS OF YOUNG EMPLOYEES WELCOME YOU. THE SOUTHERN GIRLS ARE ADORABLE.

  WE RENT A PONTOON BOAT FOR 8 HOURS. WE FISH , DRANK , ATE , TOLD STORIES , LAUGHED , HOUSE WATCHED , BOAT WATCHED , LISTENED TO MUSIC , AND MORE. IT WAS A PERFECT DAY OF WEATHER AND MAN I COULD GET USED TO THIS. AGAIN , I POSTED SOME PICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH A WONDERFUL BBQ.  THE FOOD HAS BEEN EXCELLENT THE WHOLE TIME HERE.  THE DRINKS START AGAIN BUT BY 9PM WHEELS AND I ARE WATCHING GAME........OF........THRONES !!! OUR FRIENDS ORDER HBO FOR US AND WE WENT INTO A BEDROOM TO WATCH IT. BOTH WHEELS AND I THOUGHT THE SERIES & SEASON FINALE WAS GOOD.........NOT GREAT..........BUT GOOD.

  BACK DOWNSTAIRS WE CONTINUE TO BOOZE. THE GIRLS AND ME WATCH THE FINALE OF AMERICAN IDOL.  BY 12 MIDNIGHT I WAS TIRED AND HEAD TO BED. LAST NIGHT I SLEPT GOOD. TONIGHT.....NOT SO GOOD.

  MONDAY      5 - 20 - 19

 THERE'S ALWAYS A " BUT "................FROM ELATION TO DEFLATION.......BLOW.

 SO IT IS TIME TO ROLL HOME FROM BEAUTIFUL CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA.  WE LOAD UP AND HEAD TO THE AIRPORT. FLIGHT IS ON TIME. WHEELS AND I DECIDE TO SAVE A LITTLE MONEY BY NOT GETTING ASSIGNED SEATS BECAUSE WE COULD NOT FIND 2 TOGETHER. THEY DID ASSIGN US BACK TO BACK WHICH WAS OKAY. THOUGH......WHEELS PROBABLY DID NOT APPRECIATE ME REACHING MY ARM THROUGH AND MAKING HAND PUPPET GESTURES TO HER USING MY HAND ALONE. I SHOOK MY HAND NO- NO-NO WHEN WHEELS DID NOT ACCEPT A COMPLIMENTARY COOKIE FROM THE STEWARDESS.

  FLIGHT IS QUICK , ON TIME , AND AGAIN WE HAVE TO CHECK OUR ONE CARRY-ON BAG.....BLOW. THEY RAN OUT OF LUGGAGE SPACE AGAIN ABOVE YOUR SEATS. I JUST DON'T GET IT.

    THE KIDS PICK US UP AT THE AIRPORT. I AM IN A GREAT MOOD AS WE DRIVE 5+ MINUTES TO ARRIVE AT OUR PHILLY MECHANIC. I PAY THE $478 AND WE USE WALKIE TALKIES AS MY ELDEST DRIVES WITH ME AND OUR YOUNGEST RIDES WITH WHEELS. IT IT PERFECT TIMING AND I AM ENJOYING SEEING OUR KIDS AGAIN ALONG WITH JOKING ON THE WALKIE TALKIES. BUT.......

  I CAN NOT BELIEVE MY GOOD FORTUNE OF GETTING OUR VAN FIXED SO QUICKLY , WHILE WE WERE TRAVELING, AND FOR THE MOST PART A FAIR PRICE. BUT.....MORE THAN HALF WAY HOME I SEE SOME SMALL AMOUNTS OF BLUE SMOKE AND AN OIL-LIKE ODOR. OF COURSE.....IT'S ALWAYS GOD DAMN SOMETHING. I CAN'T HAVE ONE F'N THING GO RIGHT. I CALL THE SHOP AND THEY EXPLAIN THAT OIL IS PROBABLY LEAKING ON A PAN. BY THE TIME I GOT HOME THERE WAS A BANGING NOISE IN THE BACK AREA. JESUS.....MY PERFECT PLAN MADE ME GO FROM FEELING GOOD TO FEELING LIKE MELONCHOLY. SO PISSED THIS PERFECT PLAN WENT AWRY.

  WE STOP AT NICKS ROAST BEEF. THE KIDS AND WHEELS GET DINNER. I AM NERVOUS ABOUT THE VAN.

 BACK HOME WE UNLOAD AND GET GREETED BY A JOYFULLY CRYING PUP. OUR DOG WAS OVERJOYED TO SEE US. IT WAS ADORABLE TO SEE. HAVING A DOG FREAKIN' RULES.

  SO NEXT PROJECT WAS DRIVE TO THE CONDO TO CLEAN AFTER A RENTER AND PREP FOR THE NEXT RENTER ALONG WITH A 10 ITEM PUNCH LIST.  WHAT WAS KINDA COOL IS MY ELDEST SAID SHE WOULD DO THE PUNCH LIST AND CLEAN THE HOUSE. I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING AWAY FOR THE WEEK BUT I LET MY KID GO INSTEAD. I MEAN I DID JUST GOT BACK FROM NORTH CAROLINA.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO 50 THINGS FROM CLEANING TO ORGANIZING TO REGISTERS TO EMAILING BANDS. I WAS DONE BY 10:15PM.  A VERY NICE YOUNG COUPLE CAME IN. THE GIRL ASKED IF IT WAS OKAY TO STAY FOR ONE DRINK. I OBLIGED AND SHE TIPPED ME NICELY. THEY ALSO TOOK OUT 6 PACKS AND TIPPED ME AGAIN.

  I WRITE A PUNCH LIST & CLEANING LIST AND EMAIL IT TO MY KID.

  PHILLIES BLOW 3 -1 LEAD BUT THAN TIE IT IN THE 9TH INNING AND WIN THE GAME IN THE 10TH 5 - 4. I TOLD MYSELF , " JESUS , SO MANY TIMES TEAMS ' STEAL ' GAMES FROM US. " WELP , WE STOLE THIS ONE BACK.

 BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH 2 BEERS AND WATCH SOME TV. I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

   TUESDAY       5 - 21 - 19

  BLOW........PHILLIES ARE SO FRUSTRATING SOMETIMES. A 2 - 1 LEAD INTO THE 9TH INNING AND LOSE 3 - 2. I CAN'T STAND HEARING , " THE BULLPEN IS DEPLETED. "  A RELIEVER IS USED 2 NIGHTS AGO AND THROWS 18 PITCHES AND HE IS " DEPLETED " FOR TONIGHT ? OH BOO HOO.....BLOW.

  MIGHT OF FOUND OUR SHOWER LEAK PROBLEM.  I REMOVED THE STRAINER ON THE FLOOR OF THE SHOWER STALL AND ABOUT 4 FEET OF HAIR FOLLOWED IT. IT LOOKED LIKE A PORTUGUESE MAN O'WAR JELLY FISH WAS LIVING IN OUR DRAIN.  I CLEANED IT OUT , SPRAYED THE DRAIN & CORNERS OF THE STALL WITH FLEX SEAL TWICE , AND RAN A FAN TO DRY IT FOR OVER 3 HOURS. I WILL TEST IT TOMORROW.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN PICK HER UP ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A RIDE.

  TRYING TO GET ALL MY DUCKS IN ORDER. A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH SIDE-JOBS , RENTAL PROPERTIES , CONCERTS , THE NAIL , AND MORE.

 CALLED MY PHILLY MECHANIC AND ACTUALLY TALKED TO THE MECHANIC FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. THEY ARE ALWAYS SUPER COOL. THE VAN DOES NEED 2 MORE THINGS FIXED.....BOTH SMALL OIL LEAKS. MY MAIN CONCERN WAS , IS THE VAN DRIVABLE EVEN ON LONG DISTANCES ? THE MECHANIC TOLD ME IT IS AN OLDER VAN SO YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW BUT AS FAR AS HE COULD SEE IT BE FINE.

   TO THE NAIL TO PREP , CLEAN , AND DO BAND WORK. I WATCH THE PHILLIES ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED IN THE 9TH INNING. I SPEND TIME UPDATING MY NEW PUNCH LIST. MAN , IT GOT BIG QUICKLY. I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME.

  VIA THE PHONE I WALK MY ELDEST THROUGH IN FIXING A TV. MAN THESE KIDS HAVE ATTITUDE.

  IT IS SO FRIGGIN' NICE TO SEE MINIMAL WEEDS 2 WEEKS AFTER MULCHING. MY PUNCH LIST DOES HAVE " LIGHT WEEDING " BUT THAT IS IT.

  WALK UP TO A RENTAL PROPERTY WHERE A FAMILY MEMBER IS PAINTING. HE IS GOING TO PAINT THE UNDER SIDE OF OUR PORCH ROOF SINCE HE IS WORKING AT THE ADJOINING PROPERTY. I THOUGHT THIS WAS SUPER COOL OF HIM. I WILL ALSO BE DOING A SIDE-JOB NEXT TO HIM TOMORROW.....SMALL WORLD.

 NEIGHBOR CUTS OUR RENTAL HEDGES DOWN TO 2 FEET HIGH. THIS IS A LITTLE EXTREME BUT IT DOES LOOK 10X BETTER. OUR TENANT WAS NOT TOO HAPPY.......AGAIN. I HAD TO MAKE PEACE BETWEEN OUR RENTER , THE LANDSCAPER , AND MY NEIGHBOR........IMAGINE THAT.

  OFF TO SLEEP WHERE I COMPLETELY RE-MADE MY BED. I HAD A COUSIN USE MY BEDROOM FOR 2 NIGHTS WHILE WE WERE AWAY.  IT LOOKED LIKE A PORN MOVIE WAS FILMED HERE. I REMOVED ALL BEDDINGS AND MY FOAM MATTRESS AND RE-DID IT. A FRESH MADE BED AND I SLEPT LIKE ASS.............BLOW.

   WEDNESDAY          5 - 22 - 19

 SIDE JOBS HAVE BEEN ACCUMULATING A LITTLE BIT SO......I NEED TO GET THEM STARTED.

  I TIMED THIS ONE PERFECT AS A FAMILY MEMBER WAS WORKING RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO MY JOB. I ASKED HIM TO BRING A 40' LADDER AND A POWER WASHER ( FOR ANOTHER JOB ). IT WORKED OUT PERFECT.  HE ALSO PAINTED THE UNDERSIDE OF ONE OF OUR RENTAL HOMES WHICH WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HIS JOB. ALL OF THIS WAS TIMED ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY.

  I USED THE 40' LADDER AND CLEANED OUT GUTTERS , DOWNSPOUTS , AND STREET DRAINS. I ALSO SECURED A DOWNSPOUT ELBOW AND LENT MY FAMILY MEMBER A SCREW GUN AND SCREWS. THE CUSTOMER LIKED MY WORK SO MUCH SHE GAVE ME 3 MORE JOBS AND ASKED ME TO BE HER PERSONALLY HANDY MAN. SURE WISH SHE WAS 25 YEARS OLD INSTEAD OF A 100.

  BACK HOME TO CLEAN UP, HAVE SOME LUNCH , AND CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I ALSO LAID WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP , CLEAN , AND DO MY NORMAL THINGS.  I HAD THIS TOTALLY ANNOYING PATRON WHO TRIED TO PICK UP THIS NICE WOMAN 10 TIMES. HE JUST DID NOT HAVE A CLUE OF HOW ANNOYING HE WAS. I WAS NOT SURPRISED WHEN HE TOLD ME HE WAS DIVORCED.........TWICE.  I WILL NOT GET INTO THE 50 COMPLETELY ANNOYING THINGS HE DID BUT ONE WAS HE DID NOT SHUT UP. HE ASK YOU A QUESTION AND THAN AS YOU WERE ANSWERING IT HE BEGIN TALKING WHILE I ANSWERED.........SO FUCKING FRUSTRATING. PLUS HIS SENSE OF HUMOR WAS HORRIBLE. I ASK , " SO HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO PAY CREDIT OR CASH ? " HE REPLY , " I'M NOT PAYING.......(PAUSE 3 SECONDS)......AHHH I'M JUST FUCKING WITH YA !! "  OH MY GOD YOU ARE SO FUCKING FUNNY !!......DOUCHE. HOW THIS GIRL EVEN TALKED TO HIM FOR E SECONDS I HAVE NO IDEA..........JEEZ.

  WATCH PHILLIES SUCK ASS. A 3 - 0 LEAD AGAINST COLE HAMELS ( 1ST TIME AGAINST THE PHILLIES ) AND THE CUBS AND THAN EVERYTHING WENT TO SHIT. WE LOSE 17 - 3.....OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I THINK THE CUBS HIT 3 GRAND SLAMS. LOOKS LIKE OUR NEW PITCHER PROSPECT IS NOT AT THE BIG LEAGUE LEVEL.

 TALKED TO MY ELDEST AT THE CONDO. THE KID COMPLETED MY PUNCH LIST I GAVE HER. SHE SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING HER TIME THERE.

  BACK HOME I HAVE ONE BEER AND ONE BRANDY. YEP , THINK I AM GOING BACK TO BRANDY. WHY NOT. 

  GO DOWN OUR BASEMENT AND I FORGOT HOW NICE THE TV WAS. I MEAN IT REALLY HAS A NICE PICTURE. I HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

  I HEARD THE RE-MAKE OF ALL IN THE HOUSE AND THE JEFFERSONS WAS VERY GOOD. THE NEWS HAD SOME DETAILS ABOUT IT AND IT LOOKED ENTERTAINING.

  OFF TO BED....SLEPT OKAY.

  THURSDAY          5 - 23 - 19

 OFF TO A SIDE JOB. THE ONLY THING I NEED TO LOAD ON MY VAN IS A 30 FOOT LADDER. IT BEGINS TO RAIN SO BAD I ASK MY YOUNGEST FOR A BASEBALL CAP. I LOAD THE LADDER AND BEGIN TO DRIVE MY KID TO SCHOOL.........IT STOPS RAINING. AM I THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS LUCK ?

  I ARRIVE AND MY MAIN GOALS ARE TWO FOLD.....POWER WASH AND PAINT. TODAY WAS POWER WASHING. THE CUSTOMER ASKED FOR SPECIFIC THINGS TO BE POWER WASHED. I TOLD HER , " I AM HERE. I AM GOING TO POWER WASH EVERYTHING."..........SO I DID. YOU NAME IT I DID IT........WINDOWS , SIDING , GUTTERS , DOWNSPOUTS , EVES , FACIA BOARD , PATIO FLOORS , AND MORE. I EVEN CLEANED OUT SOME GUTTERS OF HEAVY WET LEAVES. A NEIGHBOR SAW ME SO I DID THE SAME FOR HER AND SHE ASKED ME TO DO SOME CEMENT PATCH WORK.  THE CUSTOMER ADDED MORE WORK SO I WILL RETURN ANOTHER DAY TO PAINT AND DO CEMENT PATCH WORK FOR THE NEIGHBOR.  IT WAS NOT FUN BEING HIGH UP ON A 30' LADDER POWER WASHING EVES AND GUTTERS. I WAS SOAKED. BY 1PM I WAS LOADED UP AND HEADING HOME.

  TO MY SURPRISE THE VAN DROVE VERY NICELY. I DID NOT HEAR ANY BANGING IN THE BACK OR SEE OR SMELL ANY SMOKE.  THIS COULD CHANGE BY TOMORROW.

  LOOKS LIKE A FAMILY MEMBER SCORED BIG ON A CRAIGSLIST FLAT SCREEN TV. IF I SAW THIS DEAL I WOULD OF BOUGHT IT MYSELF......60" FOR $35.  HERE IS MY CONVERSATION IN TEXTING HIM :

  ME - " DUDE , HUGE SCORE ON TV "

  FAMILY - " YEAH , TRYING TO SET UP TIME TO PICK IT UP. MAYBE SUNDAY. "

  ME - " YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET TV ASAP. IT IS SUCH A GOOD DEAL PEOPLE WILL INQUIRE AND OVER BID YOU. I HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE.

  FAMILY - " DON'T REALLY CARE. IF HE SELLS IT THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER TV OUT THERE."

  ME - " I JUST OUT BIDDED YOU. ON MY WAY TO PICK UP TV NOW. "

 PLANTED SEEDS IN OUR GARAGE GARDEN. I ALSO DID LIGHT WEEDING. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE DONE IN 20 MINUTES.

  WATCHED PHILLIES ALMOST BLOW A 7 - 0 LEAD. IT WAS SO FUNNY TO SEE PITCHER NESHEK SHIT THE BED. ALL KINDS OF CONTROVERSY WITH THIS GUY WHO ONLY PITCHES ON HIS TERMS. HE GAVE UP 2 HOMERUNS ON 3 PITCHES.....BLOW. PHILLIES HANG ON WITH NERIS IN A SCARY 9TH INNING TO WIN 9 - 7. THIS IS A GOOD SPLIT OF 2 GAMES EACH IN THIS 4 GAME SERIES. CUBS ARE A VERY GOOD TEAM AND HAVE NOT LOST 2 HOME GAMES IN A ROW ALL YEAR. TECHNICALLY , IF THE PHILLIES DIDN'T SHIT THE BED THEY WOULD OF TOOK 3 OUT OF 4.

 HOW ABOUT TORONTO WINNING 3 STRAIGHTS GAME TO GO UP 3 - 2 OVER THE BUCKS. GAME 6 IN IS TORONTO. WINNER GOES TO GOLDEN STATE FOR NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY SAY LEBRON JAMES IS TRYING TO CONVINCE LEONARD OF THE RAPTORS AND BUTLER OF THE 76ERS TO COME TO HIS TEAM THE LAKERS. JESUS.....THAT WOULD MAKE THEM VERY GOOD.

 ELDEST COMES HOME FROM THE CONDO. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE HER AND I THANKED HER FOR DOING THE PUNCH LIST. SHE CHILLED WITH WHEELS AND WATCHED SOME COMEDY TV SHOW. THEY WERE LAUGHING SO I ASSUMED IT WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND DO MY ROUTINE. HAD A NICE LITTLE CROWD EARLY.

  AT LEAST 5 FAMILIES CONTACTED US ON TRAVEL WEBSITES WE ADVERTISE ON. IT LOOKS LIKE A NICE MILITARY FAMILY WILL BE RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE ON LAST MINUTE NOTICE FOR THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. THE FUNNY THIS IS , AND I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE , I DID NOT CARE IF IT RENTED OR NOT. IF IT RENTS .......COOL. IF IT DOESN'T....WHEELS AND I GO UP. SEE , MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING WHEN YOUR HOPING TO GET SOME ASS.

  BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A BEER ( NO BRANDY ) AND WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE BIT. I ALSO TALK TO MY YOUNGEST WHO WAS STILL DOING HOME WORK LATE LATE NIGHT.

  OFF TO BED.

  OH ONE MORE THING:

  I SAY , " WHEELS , YOU MUST PRINT ME OUT 2 PICTURES I SENT YOU VIA EMAIL BY TODAY. "  SHE RESPONDS , " WHY ? " I REPLY , " I HAVE A COURT CASE TOMORROW MORNING. " SHE REPLIES , " OH GOOD GOD , NOW WHAT ?  I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. "

 TOMORROW..........THE RESULTS.

 FRIDAY      5 - 24 - 19

  FULL DAY TODAY.....I KEEP PUSHING IT.

  START MORNING BY SEEING A DEER IN OUR BACK YARD. THIS IS ONLY THE 2ND TIME IN 14 YEARS I HAVE SEEN A DEER HERE. I ASKED WHEELS , " WHAT ANIMAL DID I SEE IN OUR BACK YARD FOR ONLY THE 2ND TIME IN 14 YEARS ? " SHE REPLIES , " A RABBIT ? "  I GIGGLE AND SAY , " REALLY ?.......A RABBIT .....THAT'S YOUR GUESS ??? " I MEAN WE HAVE 100'S OF RABBITS AROUND HERE ALL THE TIME. " SHE REPLIES , " I REALLY DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU ASK. "

  SHOWER , SHAVE , AND PUT ON A SUIT. TODAY WAS MY COURT APPEARANCE FOR GOING THE WRONG WAY ON A ONE WAY STREET. HERE IS HOW IT WENT FOR THE $200 FINE:

 - ARRIVE AND THERE ARE 50 PEOPLE IN LINE. A SLICK LOOKING OLDER ATTORNEY WITH A PONY TAIL SAYS , " I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS BEFORE. "  YEP........LIKE I HAVEN'T HEARD THOSE WORDS BEFORE.

 - A COURT EMPLOYEE DIRECTS PEOPLE. I AM IN A SUIT AND SHE THINKS I AM AN ATTORNEY. EVERYONE ELSE IS DRESSED IN STREET CLOTHS. I BELIEVE IN HONORING THE COURT AND DRESSING UP. HEY , I WATCH JUDY JUDY.

 - THE COURT IS PACKED. I GIVE UP MY SEAT TO A PIECE OF ASS ITALIAN GIRL. SHE THANKS ME AND ASKS , " ARE YOU SURE ? " I REPLY HUMOROUSLY  , " DON'T LET ME ASK YOU AGAIN." SHE SO WANTED ME TO REPRESENT HER.

 - THE COURT WOMAN MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT , " THE JUDGE IS WITH A PRISONER AND WILL BE DELAYED 30 MINUTES. " I AM THINKING I WILL BE HERE FOR 10 HOURS AND THIS IS NOT WORTH IT , BUT THAN SHE MAKES ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT , " ANYONE WITH A SPEEDING TICKET WE ARE GOING TO REDUCE YOUR TICKET TO JUST 5 MPH HOUR OVER THE SPEED LIMIT. THIS WILL NOT HAVE GIVE YOU ANY POINTS , NOT AFFECT YOUR INSURANCE , AND YOU WILL GET  ARE REFUND OF $50 OFF YOUR PAID TICKETS. " 40 PEOPLE GET UP AND LEAVE.  THIS WAS AWESOME.

 - I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE ARRESTING OFFICER WHO  GAVE YOU THE TICKET HAD TO SHOW UP IN COURT. IF THE OFFICER DID NOT SHOW THAN YOUR CASE IS DISMISSED. THIS IS NOT TRUE. THEY ASSIGN ONE OFFICER TO ALL THE CASES.

 - THE OFFICER CALLS OUT MY NAME AND APPROACHES ME. HE DID THIS WITH THE REMAINING 10 PEOPLE TO WORK OUT A DEAL. HE SAYS , " YOUR TICKET DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR POINTS OR INSURANCE. DO YOU STILL WANT TO PROCEED ? " I RESPOND , " YES , I LIKE TO TELL MY STORY. " HE WAS A TOUGH GUY AND SCUFFS AND SAYS , " TSK........... " AND WALKS AWAY.

 - THE JUDGE ARRIVES AND I AM 2ND. THE FIRST WOMAN REDUCED HER TICKET BY 50% WITH EXPLAINING HER SIDE OF THE STORY. APPARENTLY SHE LET HER DOGS STAY OUTSIDE BARKING ALL NIGHT WHILE THEY WERE AWAY. THIS WAS A NOISE ORDINANCE TICKET.

 - I AM UP NEXT. THE JUDGE ASKS THE OFFICER TO READ THE TICKET. THE COP READS , " WE SAW A VERY FAT GUY WITH A LARGE BALD HEAD GO THE WRONG WAY ON A ONE WAY STREET TO MCDONALDS TO GET A 2 FOR 1 BIG MAC DEAL. SO WE PULLED HIM OVER AND FINED HIM $200 FOR BEING FAT "............IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

 - AFTER MY LAST COURT APPEARANCE , IN WHICH I DID NOT KNOW 3 APPOINTED ATTORNEYS WOULD BE MAKING THE RULING INSTEAD OF A JURY AND JUDGE , AND I GAVE MY ANSWERS SARCASTICALLY THINKING THE WHOLE TIME , " WAIT TO I GET YOU IN COURT ". WELL , I LOST , AND NOW MY NEIGHBOR HATES ME. THIS STILL STINGS ME EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT IT. THE GUT WRENCHING PAIN I FELT AFTER THIS LOSS HURT ME FOR SO LONG AND STILL PISSES ME OFF TO THIS DAY. WHY THE FUCK DIDN'T MY ATTORNEY STRONGLY EXPLAIN THIS TO ME ??!!

 - OK ANYWAY , THE JUDGE ASKS ME TO SPEAK , " GOOD MORNING YOUR HONOR. I AM HOPING A GOOD DEED AND SOME COMMON SENSE ON MY PART WILL BALANCE THIS MATTER IN SOME WAY. THE STREET HAS BEEN 2 WAYS FOR OVER 50+ YEARS. IT JUST RECENTLY CHANGED TO A ONE WAY. MY WIFE AND I KNOW BECAUSE WE STARTED THE PETITION TO MAKE IT A ONE WAY SINCE WE HAVE KIDS AND LIVE ON THE CORNER. WE DEFINITELY KNOW IT IS A ONE WAY. CAN I HAND YOU SOME PICTURES ( HE SAYS YES ) ?  ON THIS DAY I SAW A MAN WITH HIS ENGINE HOOD UP. HE SAW ME IN THE DRIVEWAY SO I OFFERED ASSISTANCE. I PULLED MY CAR DOWN MY DRIVE WAY ( AS YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE ) UP TO HIS CAR AND JUMPED HIS BATTERY.  I DECIDED TO JUST LEAVE THE CAR THERE SINCE I WAS DRIVING MY DAUGHTER TO WORK LATER THAT EVENING.  WHEN NIGHT CAME I SAW THE POLICE CAR AND WAVED TO THE OFFICER SIGNALING I WOULD PREFER TO DRIVE JUST 6 FEET TO CONESTOGA ROAD AND NOT BACK UP AND TURNAROUND ON THE ONE WAY STREET. I WAVED TO THE OFFICER AGAIN AND MY DAUGHTER AND I TOOK CONESTOGA ROAD.  I HAD 2 CHOICES , FORWARD 6 FEET OR TURNAROUND AGAINST THE ONE WAY STREET. MY DECISION WAS THE LATER.

  JUDGE RESPONDS , " YOUR CASE IS DISMISSED................NEXT. "

  SO , DID THIS HELP ME A LITTLE BIT WITH MY HORRIBLE APPEARANCE IN COURT LAST TIME ?.......A TINY TINY BIT.

  AT HOME I GET MY COMPUTER STUFF DONE AND DECIDE IT IS JUST TOO BEAUTIFUL OUT NOT TO DO A SIDE JOB. I DRIVE TO QUAKERTOWN AND GET LOST.  THE CUSTOMER GUIDES ME IN. 3 HOURS LATER I FINISH PAINTING FASCIA BOARDS , UNDER GUTTERS , AND MORE. I WAS AT THE TOP OF A HOUSE AND LET ME TELL YOU WITH MY FATTINESS BEING 30 FEET IN THE AIR ON A LADDER IS NO JOKE. I GOT PAID , THE CUSTOMER LOVES ME , AND I HEAD HOME.

  TRAFFIC GOING TO THE POCONOS IS PACKED. TRAFFIC ON THE SCHUYLKILL EXPRESSWAY IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED. THANK GOD I DID NOT HAVE TO GO IN EITHER OF THOSE DIRECTIONS. I HAVE A MOTTO , " NEVER TAKE THE SCHUYLKILL. "

  AT HOME I HAVE LUNCH AND CHILL FOR 2 HOURS.

  TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I TAKE A WONDERFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE. TO MY SURPRISE , ESPECIALLY ON A MEMORIAL DAY FRIDAY , WE HAD A GOOD CROWD AND ONE VERY SPECIAL PERSON WHO SUPPORTED MUSIC. THE BAND DRACULA'S MINISKIRT SUNG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER. SHE WAS 99 YEARS OLD. HOW FUCKING COOL IS THAT !!

  A LAST SECOND MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER COMES IN. AT FIRST I CARDED HER AND ASKED WHAT BAND IS SHE HERE TO SEE. THAN I SAW HER NAME ON HER LICENSE.  SHE WAS ADORABLE. HER HUSBAND AND HER SERVE IN THE AIR FORCE AND HAVE 2 LITTLE GIRLS. SHE DROVE FROM HARRISBURG TO PAY US. SHE REMINDED ME OF MY SISTER-IN-LAW.  WE TALKED AND I WALKED HER TO HER CAR.  I FELT LIKE I MADE A DRUG DEAL WHEN SHE HANDED ME $750 IN CASH. I HOOKED HER UP WITH SOME LITTLE THINGS LIKE ANYTIME CHECK-IN AND A HALF CASE OF MILLER LITE FOR HER HUSBAND. I FELT BAD SHE DROVE 90 MINUTES TO HERE.

  BACK TO THE BANDS WERE I HAD A GREAT TIME ON THE DOOR AND TALKING WITH PEOPLE. EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.

  OUR PHILLIES WIN AGAINST A TEAM WE RARELY BEAT.......NICE !!

  SOME FRIENDS STOPPED IN AND I HAD A NIGHTCAP WITH THEM AND MY ELDEST.

  I ROLL OUT ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND FOLLOW MY ELDEST IN HER CAR FOR A LITTLE BIT. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT.

  AT HOME I WAS TOTALLY BEAT FROM THE FULL DAY. I HAD SOME BRANDY ( WHICH I REGRETTED THE NEXT MORNING ) AND ONE BEER. OFF TO BED. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER LONG DAY.

  SATURDAY      5 - 25 - 19

  WHOOOOOOOO ARE YOU.........WHO WHO ......WHO WHO !!  I REALLY WANT TO KNOW !!  WHOOOOO ARE YOU....WHO WHO......WHO WHO.

  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AT 8AM. I THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL AND SPEND ONE HOUR PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

  STOP AT A BANK FOR ONES , FIVES , AND QUARTERS.

  BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS AND WRITE MY BLOG.

  BY 10:45AM I HEAD TO ANOTHER SIDE-JOB.  THIS TIME IN PLYMOUTH MEETING.  I SPEND CLOSE TO 4 HOURS DOING ALL KINDS OF MISCELLANEOUS JOBS FROM CHANGING 4' FLORESCENT BLUBS ( FRIGGIN' HATE DOING THAT ) , CHANGING A WATER FILTER ON A FRIDGE COLD LINE , MOVING HEAVY FILING CABINETS , HANGING PICTURES , ADJUSTING DOOR KNOB CATCHES , AND MORE. BY 2:30PM I WAS FINISHED.

  RUNNING ON EMPTY I MAKE IT TO A GAS STATION TO FILL UP MY BELOVED VAN........IN WHICH IT HAS BEEN RUNNING WELL OVER THESE LAST 5 DAYS OF SIDE-JOBS......SO FAR.

  AT HOME I SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP. I WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AGAIN OVER THE VERY GOOD BREWERS.

   BY 5:30PM I AM SHOWERING AND GETTING DRESSED. TONIGHT WE ARE MEETING UP WITH 18 FRIENDS. IT WAS TIME TO GO TO THE WHO CONCERT AT CITIZENS BANK PARK......IN THE SUITE.

 FUNNY......I GOT OFFERED FREE WHO TICKETS , 10TH ROW....AND SHOT IT DOWN. IF I WAS 20 YEARS OLD I BE ALL OVER THAT. A SUITE IS MORE MY SPEED NOW.

  A FRIEND DRIVES TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE WHERE WE MEET UP. WE WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO ARRIVE AND THAN WE HEAD TO THE STADIUM. WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND PARK IN THE PRIVATE LOTS UNDER THE SECURITY OF DOG SNIFFING UNITS. YEP......OUR CAR GOT SNIFFED.

  THE AVERAGE AGE WAS OVER 50 TONIGHT. IT WAS KINDA FUNNY TO SEE BECAUSE IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD ON HOW I LOOK.  WE ARRIVE FIRST IN THE SUITE TO FOOD AND BOOZE....WITH NO BARTENDER. A SECURITY GUY TELLS US THERE WILL BE NO BARTENDER TONIGHT. LITTLE DID HE KNOW WHO RUNS THIS SUITE TONIGHT. I BARTENDED FOR EVERYONE IN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES. WITHIN 45 MINUTES WE HAD A VERY NICE FEMALE BARTENDER AND 3 OTHER PEOPLE SCRAMBLING AROUND FOR REQUESTS. THEY SERVED US FOOD , DELIVERED DRINKS , PUT ON THE RAPTORS BASKETBALL GAME , AND MORE.

 WE HAVE A BLAST AND A BALL MAKING JOKES AND HAVING FUN. THE MUSIC STARTS WITH THE LEAD SINGER OF THE JAY GILES BAND. HE WAS GOOD.

  THAN THE MAIN ACT.......THE WHO !!! LAST TIME I SAW THEM WAS AT VETERANS STADIUM WHERE WE THOUGHT THE SUITE WOULD COLLAPSE. I RANKED THIS CONCERT IN MY TOP 5 BEST EVER. TONIGHT.....DID  NOT MAKE MY TOP 5 BUT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I GIVE IT FOR DAULTRY AND TOWNSEND WHO IN THEIR 70'S LOOK GREAT. I MEAN ROGER HAD MAJOR ARM BICEPS. SO THEY DIDN'T GET FAT LIKE BILLY JOEL OR ELTON JOHN....THIS IS GOOD. THEY SOUNDED GOOD AND PERFORMED WELL WITH A HUGE ORCHESTRA BEHIND THEM. A FAIR AMOUNT OF INSTRUMENTAL SONGS WAS GOOD BUT FOR ME ......A LITTLE TOO LONG. I WANTED THE BIG HITS OF THE WHO NOW !!  THE FIRST 4 SONGS AND 3 WERE INSTRUMENTAL. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE ASIAN GIRL WEARING A HARPER PHILLIES SHIRT PLAYING THE ELECTRIC VIOLIN WAS A PIECE OF ASS AND REMARKABLE TALENT.

  WE DANCED AND SANG SONGS ALL NIGHT LIKE WE WERE TEENAGERS. I GOT TO PARTY WITH THE FUNNEST GIRL ON THE PLANET.......WHEEL'S BEST FRIEND. THIS GIRL IS A FRIGGIN' BLAST. IF SHE SAID SHE WAS HAVING A PARTY IN A CLOSET I GO.

  MEMORIAL DAY FIREWORKS FAR AWAY BEHIND THE BIG SCREEN WAS APPROPRIATELY COOL.

  I HAND WHEELS CROWN ROYAL ON THE ROCKS. SHE THINKS ITS BRANDY BUT I TELL HER ITS CROWN. SHE KINDA SCUFFED NICELY AND HAD THE FACE LIKE .....UGH.......CROWN. NOT 15 MINUTES LATER SHE W=ASKED ME TO GET HER ANOTHER ROUND. I DID THIS 6 MORE TIMES.

  BOOZE IS FLOWING , WE ARE DANCING , AND SINGING LIKE KIDS ON SESAME STREET. IT WS AWESOME AND I NEEDED IT.

  THIS WAS A FUN NIGHT. WE ROLL OUT OF THE SUITE AND INTO THE PRIVATE PARKING AREA. WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME HOME. BACK AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE I GOT TO SEE MY NIECE. SHE FINISHED HER FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE AND SHE  IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER.

  A FRIEND DRIVES US HOME AND WHEELS AND I ARE FEELING GOOD. SO GOOD......I GET SOME APPLE.

   I GET A WONDERFUL TEXT FROM THE BARTENDER - " THE BANDS AND PEOPLE ARE SO NICE. I'VE CRIED 3 TIMES ALREADY. " I LOVE HEARING THAT.

 IT IS VERY RARE TO BOOK ALL 3 NIGHTS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

  SUNDAY NIGHT.....MORE BANDS.

 SOMETIMES I RE-READ OLDER THREADS. JESUS.......I BLOW AT SPELLING. I RE-READ YESTERDAY'S THREAD AND FIXED AT LEAST 10 MISSPELLINGS.

  OH.......RE-STARTING ONE'S CELL PHONE FIXES STUFF. IT DID FOR ME.

   SUNDAY       5 - 26 - 19

 OF COURSE......NO ONE EVER ASKS ME FOR PICTURES.  MY CELL PHONE WAS HAVING PROBLEMS BEING SUPER SLOW SO I ERASED ALL MY TEXTS AND PICTURES YESTERDAY. THE NEXT DAY A FAMILY MEMBER ASKS ME FOR AN OLD PHOTO.

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED. BREWERS ARE A GOOD TEAM AND AT LEAST THE PHILLIES TOOK 2 OUT OF 3.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

  CLOSE AND HEAD TO A FAMILY BBQ. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE. SOME FUN STORIES ABOUT COURT CASES. HOW ABOUT ONE FAMILY MEMBER GOING TO COURT BECAUSE HE APPROACHED A WOMAN WITH A LARGE PINK FOAM DILDO.....THAT HIS MOM GAVE HIM. THE LAUGHS WERE ROLLING. YEP......ONLY IN THIS FAMILY.

  BACK TO THE NAIL AND I GET A CALL BANDS ARE AT THE DOOR. I WAS 2 MINUTES AWAY. I LOAD IN 4 BANDS AT ONCE. FOR A MEMORIAL DAY SUNDAY THIS WAS A GOOD NIGHT.

  HUGE ATLANTA BRAVES FAN IS WATCHING THE GAME. THE CARDINALS ARE WINNING 3 - 0. THE DAMN BRAVES COME BACK IN THE 9TH INNING AND WIN THE GAME IN EXTRA INNINGS. THE GUY IS FROM NORTH CAROLINA SO I CUT HIM SOME SLACK ON CHEERING FOR THE BRAVES. BUT , HE TOLD ME HE PLAYED BASEBALL AND WAS VERY GOOD. HE EVEN GOT TO THE MINOR LEAGUE LEVEL. THAT IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE BUT I HAD TWO ISSUES WITH HIM,

 1 - A CARDINAL PLAYER STOLE 3RD BASE AND THE  GUY YELLS OUT, " HE WAS TOTALLY OUT. HIS FOOT ON THE BAG BEAT THE PLAYER. WHAT A HORRIBLE CALL !! "

  I REPLY , " FOOT BEAT THE BAG ?? IT WAS A STOLEN BASE , THERE WAS NO " FORCE " OUT AT 3RD PLACE. "

 2 - THE GUY SAYS , " OK , ONE MORE OUT AND WE GO TO OVERTIME. "

  I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING BUT " OVERTIME ? ". IF THIS GUY KNEW BASEBALL THE CORRECT DEFINITION IS " EXTRA INNINGS ".

  BRAVES COME BACK AND WIN......CARDINALS BLOW.

  A FUN NIGHT AND THE BANDS MOVED PERFECTLY ALONG. 

  ABOUT 6 BAND MEMBERS WERE OUTSIDE WHEN THEY HEARD A LOUD POP. A FEMALE DRIVER WITH 4 KIDS RAN OVER A WRENCH AND POPPED HER TIRE. THEY ASSISTED WITH CHANGING THE TIRE WHEN SHE PULLED IN ACROSS THE STREET AT THE MECHANICS SHOP. THEY ASKED ME FOR AN ADJUSTABLE WRENCH AND HAMMER.

  THE BAND " DEPTHS " LAST NIGHT WAS FROM NEW ZEALAND. THAT WAS PRETTY COOL ESPECIALLY WITH THEIR ACCENTS.

  SOME REGULARS PLAYED VIDEO GAMES OF MORTAL COMBAT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THE GRAPHICS NOWADAYS IS REMARKABLE. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE OUR BIG TV WHICH THEY PLAYED IT ON. OH.......SOME PLAYERS WERE A LITTLE BIT COMPETITIVE.

 ROLL HOME AND MY LEGS WERE TIRED. HAD A BEER ( NO BRANDY ) AND WENT TO BED.

  MONDAY        5 - 27 - 19 ( MEMORIAL DAY )

  WHEELS AND I DID THE EXACT SAME THING LAST YEAR.....BOTH OF US FORGOT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY TO DO MY NORMAL CHORES AND CLOSE FOR THE NIGHT. I AM VERY PLEASED WE BOOKED EVERY NIGHT OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOLIDAY. I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE. THIS IS EXTREMELY TOUGH TO DO AND I WAS PROUD OF THE BANDS AND FANS WHO SUPPORTED EACH NIGHT.

  STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF A POWER WASHER AND PICK UP SOME CEMENT MIX.

  BACK HOME WHEELS AND I LOAD UP THE CAR WITH TOOLS , SUPPLIES , CLOTHES , FOOD , AND MORE. OUR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY STARTS  FOR US NOW.

  FIRST STOP - A SIDE JOB IN QUAKERTOWN. IT WAS WONDERFUL TO HAVE WHEELS HELP ME. SHE TRANSFERRED TOOLS AND TALKED TO THE CUSTOMER WHILE I USED HYDRAULIC CEMENT MIXTURE ON THE BASE WALLS OF A STEEL TORNADO DOOR. IT CAME OUT VERY NICE. WE WERE DONE IN 30 MINUTES FROM START TO FINISH. THE CUSTOMER LOVED THE FINISHED PRODUCT.

  WE STOP AT A LOCAL GULF GAS STATION. OUR PHILLIPS 66 CARD WORKS AT THIS GULF AND WAWA'S. IT IS SMALL BUT A NICE CONVENIENCE. I ALSO ASKED FOR DIRECTIONS TO 309 NORTH. A NICE AFRICAN AMERICA GUY HELPED ME OUT....EVEN THOUGH WE HAD G.P.S.

  IN ALLENTOWN IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES.  WE PICK UP A FAMILY MEMBER AND GO OUT TO LUNCH AT PIZZA HUT. IT IS MY FAVORITE PIZZA.  A NICE TIME JUST HANGING OUT AND WHEELS AND I ARE IN RELAX MODE.

 DROP OFF FAMILY MEMBER AND WE HAD MORE NORTH. WHEELS DRIVES WHILE I DO TEXTING AND FACEBOOKING. WE TALKED FOR A WHILE WHICH WAS NICE TOO.

  ARRIVE HOME AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE. A PICTURE PERFECT DAY.  WE SETTLE IN AND I LOVE BEING HERE. I POSTED SOME PICTURES.

  I HAVE TO UTILIZE THE GREAT WEATHER SO OF COURSE SOME PROJECTS HAD TO BE DONE :

  - REMOVED ACCESS DOORS TO CRAWL SPACE.

  - CHECK SUMP PUMP AND PULL IN A BLUE TARP.

  - REMOVE LAWN MOWER AND CUT THE LAWN.

  - RE-FILL ASHCAN THAT A RENTER KNOCKED OVER.

  - LEAF BLEW DECK.

  - PICKED OUT TWIGS AT BOTTOM OF SPINDLES ON MAIN DECK AND TRASH AROUND THE PROPERTY. I FIND MORE CIGARETTE BUTTS.....UGH.

  WHEELS TAKES A RIDE TO THE LOCAL FOOD MARKET. WHEN SHE GOT BACK WE TOOK A NICE WALK AROUND THE LAKE. WE TALKED TO SOME LOCALS , TOOK SOME PICTURES ( I POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK ) , AND PICKED UP TRASH.  THE LITTLE GOSLINGS ARE ADORABLE.

  BACK HOME I BBQ AND ALMOST SET OUR HOUSE ON FIRE.  I MADE A MISTAKE AND PLACE 4 HUGE CHICKEN LEGS ON THE GRILL AT ONCE. THE OILS DRIPPED AND MAN DID THE BBQ FIRE UP. FLAMES AND SMOKE BILLOWED OUT.  I IMMEDIATELY SHUT OFF THE BBQ PROPANE VALVE AND REMOVED THE CHICKEN. ONCE THE FLAMES DIED DOWN AND I RE-STARTED THE BBQ AND COOKED THE CHICKEN JUST TWO AT A TIME.

  A WONDERFUL DINNER OF GRILLED CHICKEN , CORN ON THE COB , SHELL PASTA , AND ICE COLD SAM ADAMS PORCH ROCKER. WE ATE OUTSIDE ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. A NICE WOMAN WITH A BABY WALKED BY. WE TALKED TO HER FOR A LITTLE BIT AND I INVITED HER TO HAVE DINNER WITH US. ABSOLUTELY A PERFECT NIGHT.

  AFTER DINNER WE MOVE INSIDE AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH SOME TV AND MORE LIBATIONS ARE ENJOYED.  BY 10:30PM I HEADED TO BED. I SLEPT GOOD IN INCREMENTS OF 2 HOURS. I BELIEVE I HAD AT LEAST 4 DREAMS.

  TUESDAY       5 - 28 - 19

  WHAT TORNADO ?

  WHEELS ASKED ME WHAT I LIKE BETTER THE CONDO OR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE ? AT FIRST I SAID , " IT IS A SEASONAL THING. SUMMER TIME IS THE CONDO , ALL OTHER MONTHS IS THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE."  FIVE MINUTES LATER WHILE HAVING DINNER ON THE FRONT DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE AND NO ONE AROUND  I SAID , " WHO AM I KIDDING....THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  ALWAYS PEACEFUL AND WE BUILT IT. "

 SOME PROJECTS DONE TODAY :

  - TOOK A WALK TO THE OFFICE TO GET A BULK TRASH PERMIT. ON THE WAY A LARGE DOE STARED AT ME. I TOOK A PICTURE OF HER AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.

  - IT'S OFFICIAL.......I KILLED OFF ALL THE FLYING SQUIRRELS IN LUZERNE COUNTY.  I CHECKED THE ATTIC AND THE TRAPS ARE STILL UNTOUCHED.  THIS IS OVER A MONTH WHERE THERE HAS BEEN ZERO ACTIVITY WITH THE TRAPS. I HOPE I AM WRONG AND THE FLYING SQUIRRELS ARE LIVING IN THE WOODS SOMEWHERE.  OH , ME GETTING UP IN THE ATTIC WAS NO PICNIC.  A SMALL LADDER WITH A BUNK BED LADDER ON TOP OF IT. GEE.......WHAT COULD HAPPEN WHEN A 300 POUND GUY TRIED TO USE THESE 2 TOGETHER ?

 - LEAF BLEW AWNING ROOF. OH MY GOD........I USED 2 CHAIRS TO HELP ME SQUEEZE OUTSIDE THROUGH A HALLWAY WINDOW. FAT GUY IN A LITTLE SUIT. IF WHEELS WOULD OF SAW ME SHE WOULD OF LAUGHED HYSTERICALLY AND THAN POSTED A PICTURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. HALFWAY IN THE HOUSE VIA THE SMALL WINDOW IT MUST OF LOOKED LIKE AN ELEPHANT GIVING BIRTH.

 - CLEANED ALL WINDOW SILLS.  LOVE THE NEW WINDOWS.

 - CLEANED OUT WOODSTOVE AND THE GLASS DOOR.

 - CHECKED BOTH VACUUMS.

 - WIPED DOWN OUTSIDE PATIO TABLE , END TABLES , AND BBQ.

 - BOROUGH IN OUTSIDE CHAIR PILLOWS RENTERS LEFT OUT.

 - SEARCHED FOR A NICE QUILT WITH A PERSON CANOEING ON IT. LOOKS LIKE A RENTER TOOK IT.....BLOW.

 - USED SCISSORS TO CUT OUT GUM IN A CARPET IN A BEDROOM.

 - HUNG A SHELVING UNIT IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM.

 - SECURED AN UNDER CABINET LIGHT COVER.

 - CHECKED UNDER ALL SOFAS AND BEDS. MAN THE STUFF I FIND.

 - LEAF BLEW MAIN DECK AGAIN.

   WATCHING THE NEWS THEY WERE CALLING FOR A TORNADO SIGHTING AND LARGE HAIL. THESE WERE NEIGHBORING COUNTIES BUT LUCKILY IT NEVER CAME CLOSE TO US. THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST WARNING WAS INTERRUPTING THE TV SHOWS AT LEAST ONCE EVERY 30 MINUTES.

  IT DOWN POURED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I WAS GLAD IT DID BECAUSE IT GAVE ME A CHANCE TO SEE IF MY FRENCH DRAIN WORKED........IT DID.

  OUTSIDE I BBQ AGAIN SOME MORE CHICKEN. I DID MUCH BETTER THIS TIME AROUND. WE ATE OUTSIDE ON THE DECK AND IT WAS WONDERFUL.

  INSIDE WE WATCH THE PHILLIES ERASE A 3 - 0 DEFICIT TO WIN 4 - 3.  I WAS HAPPY FOR PIVETTA , THE BULLPEN , AND HARPER.

  WE WATCH DEADLIEST CATCH AND A DOCUMENTARY ON JEFF FOXWORTHY. BOTH WERE GOOD.

  SOME VODKA / CRANBERRIES AND WHEELS WITH BEER AND BRANDY. I MADE LITTLE HINTS EVERY TIME SHE MADE A BRANDY DRINK. I AM SERIOUSLY TRYING NOT TO DRINK BRANDY AND FOR THE MOST PART I HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD FOR 2 MONTHS. ANYWAY , I WOULD STARE AT HER DRINK WHEN SHE WALK OVER AND SAY , " SO IS THAT BRANDY ? " SHE REPLY , " NOPE....CRANBERRY JUICE. " YES , I DID THIS SEVERAL MORE TIMES. WE ALSO WATCHED HOGAN'S HEROES. THE ACTOR WHO DID SCHULTZ WAS SO GOOD. HE ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE HE WAS A GOOD PERSON IN REAL LIFE.

  WHEELS FEEDS A CHIPMUNK ON OUR DECK. SHE GIVES IT 3 PISTACHIO NUTS AND FILMS IT. I GOT TO ADMIT IT WAS CUTE WHEN WHEELS SAYS , " MAN , THAT CHIPMUNK ATE THOSE 3 NUTS SO FAST. " I REPLY , " I DON'T THINK SO. " THE CHIPMUNK TURNED AND FACES  US AND SHE BREAKS OUT LAUGHING. THE CHIPMUNK HAD FILLED ITS CHEEKS AND LOOKED LIKE 2 SMALL BALLOONS WERE ON EITHER SIDE OF ITS FACE.

 SOCIALS MEDIA - DO PEOPLE KNOW THE MEANING OF "LOSE" AND "LOOSE" ?  

  WE CALL THE KIDS AND TALK TO THEM VIA SPEAKER PHONE. THEY SO ENTERTAIN US.

  OFF TO BED....SLEPT BETTER TONIGHT.

   WEDNESDAY      5 - 29 - 19

  IT IS SO TOUGH TO LEAVE THIS PLACE. WE COULD OF STAYED ONE MORE DAY BUT WE DECIDED TO HEAD HOME. AND BY WE I MEAN............WHEELS.

  WHEELS WORKED AT HOME WHILE I FINISHED MY PUNCH LISTS AND BEGAN CLEANING AND PREP-LOADING FOR THE VEHICLE.

  OUR CHIPMUNK FRIEND CAME BACK AND WHEELS GAVE HM PISTACHIO NUTS AGAIN. HE GORGED HIS CHEEKS AND TOOK OFF.

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS DRIVES. WE LEAVE AT A GOOD TIME AND STILL HIT SOME MINOR TRAFFIC. EVEN WITH SLIGHT TRAFFIC WE MADE IT HOME IN UNDER 90 MINUTES.  WHEN LOOKING FOR A POCONO PROPERTY THIS WAS SO IMPORTANT TO ME. SO MANY PEOPLE WITH MOUNTAIN CABINS SAID THEY HAD PROPERTIES 3 - 6 HOURS AWAY. I WOULD TOTALLY HATE THAT. TO ME , 88 MILES DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY ABSOLUTELY RULES. WE ARE STILL IN THE WOODS , VERY PRIVATE , AND ON A LAKE.  I THINK I WROTE THIS BEFORE BUT WE ARE THE ONLY PROPERTY ON THE LAKE OUT OF 700 HOMES.

  BACK HOME WE UNLOAD AND THE PUP HOWLS WITH GLEE. THE DOG JUST GIVES US ENDLESS JOY.

  SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST JUST TO BOTHER HER.

  I WATCH AN " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D " .....IT WAS EXCELLENT.

  WHEELS AND YOUNGEST HEAD TO A HIGHSCHOOL " WHO'S LINE IS IT ANYWAY " SHOW WITH OUR KID'S GOOD FRIENDS AS MAIN CHARACTERS. THEY SAID IT WAS ABSOLUTE HILARIOUS.

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND TALK WHEELSTOCK. I HAD SOME NICE PEOPLE COME IN. ONE SUPER NICE GIRL WHO HAS NOT BEEN IN THE NAIL IN 15 YEARS. SHE WAS A GOOD LOOKING GIRL BUT SEEMED DOWN. SHE MET A FRIEND AND THEY TALKED. THAT FRIEND WAS IN A BAND CALLED SHOVELHOOK. THIS BAND HAD ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE FAMOUS BAND CALLED W.N.O.C.  HE PLAYED A 2005 WHEELSTOCK AND HIS MEMORIES WERE FUN. HE ASKED ME TO A DO A RE-UNION WHEELSTOCK.......LIKE SO MANY OTHERS.

  WHEN EVERYONE LEFT I FOUND IT WEIRD THAT THE GIRL TOOK OFF WHILE THE GUY WAS IN THE BATHROOM. THEY TALKED AND HE BOUGHT DRINKS FOR 3 HOURS AND SHE ROLLED OUT. I FELT BAD FOR THE GUY WHO WAS VERY COOL.

 ROLL HOME AND HAVE  A NIGHT CAP.....NO BRANDY.....BLOW. I WATCH ANOTHER " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.LD " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

  MY ELDEST COMES IN LATE NIGHT AND WE TALK ALITTLE.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT GOOD.

  WHEELS AND I ARE INSPECTING FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AT A LOCAL COLLEGE. WE ARE WALKING UP A STAIRCASE AND 2 COLLEGE GIRLS ARE IN UNDERWEAR AND BRAS ONLY. I WALK RIGHT BY THEM AND THEY ARE SMOKING HOT. I CLEARLY SEE RIGHT THROUGH ONE GIRL'S PANTIES.  I AM WONDERING WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING OUT IN THE STAIRWELL ?  WE COME TO A LARGE CAFETERIA AREA WHERE WE SEE ACTOR JEFF GOLDBLUM. HE TELLS US TO INSPECT AN AREA AND GETS A PHONE CALL. HE TELLS US IT IS BILL GATES ON THE LINE AND HOW COOL IS THAT. WE WALK SOME MORE AND WHEELS SEES A FLOOR GRATE. SHE LIFTS THE COVER OFF THE FLOOR AND THERE IS STANDING WATER IN THERE. SHE YELLS TO ME , " STANKY !! ".  SHE PLACES THE COVER BACK ON AND WE WALK ACROSS THE ROOM......dream ends.

  THURSDAY     5 - 30 - 19

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN.

  SETTLED IN AND GOT INTO MY ROUTINE.  HELPED A FRIEND....ACTUALLY , HELPED EACH OTHER.........BY ADDING 5 BANDS TO ONE OF OUR NIGHTS HERE AT THE NAIL. A VENUE DOUBLE BOOKED SO THEY MOVED THE SHOW TO THE NAIL.

  DECIDED TO DO A SIDE JOB BUT I READ THE WEATHER REPORT. IT SAID MASSIVE RAIN AT 4PM. I NORMALLY DO NOT BELIEVE THEM BUT MY ANTENNAS SAID DIFFERENT. I TEXTED THE CUSTOMER AND RE-SCHEDULED. IT WAS AN OUTDOOR PAINTING JOB AND THE RAIN WOULD DEFINITELY AFFECT THE CAULK SEALS AND PAINT. THIS WAS AROUND 11:30AM.  BY 4PM IT WAS DOWN POURING.

 TAKE A WONDERFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL TO MEET UP WITH MERCURY AMUSEMENT.

  BACK HOME I UTILIZE THE GOOD WEATHER BEFORE THE RAIN COMES. MY RIDING MOWER WAS STALLING ON ME LAST TIME I USED IT. IT DID THIS LIKE 10 TIMES. I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT THIS SO I DECIDED TO CLEAN OUT THE AIR FILTERS AND CLEAN OUT ANY CLUMPED GRASS UNDERNEATH AND INSIDE THE ENGINE. I SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES JUST CLEARING ANY DEBRIS I COULD THINK OF. 

  THE RIDING MOWER WORKS PERFECTLY AND I GET THIS PORTION DONE ALONG WITH A RENTAL PROPERTY. I COME INSIDE AND CHECK EMAILS AND TEXTS. I TELL WHEELS , " I AM GOING BACK OUTSIDE TO DO THE PUSH MOWER PART OF THE LAWN. " I OPEN THE GARAGE , FIND A GAS CAN , FILL UP THE LAWN MOWER , AND THE RAIN COMES. I SEARCH FOR A HAT AND FIND A SOMBRERO. I WALK INSIDE WITH THE STUPID HAT AND WHEELS SEES ME AND LAUGHS. I SAY , " YEP , GUESS I'M NOT DOING THE LAWN. " SHE REPLIES , " I HEARD THE RAIN. "

 RELAX WITH THE PUP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. "

 ELDEST HEADS TO A FUNERAL.  A FRIEND'S MOTHER PASSED AWAY.

  PHILLIES LOSE. SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES AND THEY JUST SHIT THE BED EVERY TIME.

  MY GOAL IS TO HAVE ALL 7 TV'S AT THE NAIL FLAT SCREENS. THE 2 BOX TV'S IN THE MAIN ROOM WERE HORRIBLE AND SO WERE THE MOUNTING BRACKETS. I CHANGED THEM ABOUT 1 1/2 YEARS AGO AND LOVE THEM. IT WAS A GREAT CRAIGSLIST DEAL. THE BEST DEAL EVER WAS 2 HUGE TV'S FOR A $100. ONE BIG TV IS BY OUR FRONT DOOR AND GETS THE MOST USE.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.....SO DOES OUR GAMING FRIENDS.  FOUR OF THE SEVEN TVS ARE FLAT SCREENS. WELL , TODAY MAKE IT FIVE OF SEVEN.

 EMAILING AND TEXTING A NICE WOMAN A 1/2 MILE FROM THE NAIL.  SHE HAS A 37" FLAT SCREEN TV FOR SALE FOR $25. THERE IS ONE MAIN PROBLEM .........IT HAS NO SOUND AND MAKE A HIDEOUS LOUD NOISE WHEN TURNING IT ON. I DRIVE TO THEIR HOUSE AND MEET HER AND THE HUSBAND. THEY ARE AN ABSOLUTE BLAST AND I KNOW THE CONCRETE COMPANY HE OWNS. HE CURSES LIKE AN OLD ITALIAN SAILOR. HE TELLS ME , " CHRIS , I'LL BE HONEST. I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS DAMN TV. " WE TALKED OLD SCHOOL MUSIC AND THEY WERE SUPER COOL. THE SPEAKERS DO NOT WORK AND THE TV MAKES A GOD AWFUL SHRIEKING NOISE. SHE LOWERS THE PRICE TO $20. THE DEAL IS MADE AND I ROLL TO THE NAIL.

 I TAKE DOWN THE OLD CRAPPY 1970 BOX TV AND CLEAN THE AREA. I GET A LADDER AND HOIST THE TV UP ON TOP OF THE MIRROR CABINETS.  I CONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY AND CABLE LINE. I RARELY PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER WITHOUT TESTING IT BUT I TRUSTED THIS LADY WHEN SHE SAID THE PICTURE WORKS FINE. IT WAS JUST THE SPEAKERS THAT DO NOT WORK ALONG WITH THE EAR PIERCING SOUND. THE TV TURNS ON AND WITHIN SECONDS I HEAR THE HORRIFIC NOISE COMING FROM THE TV. OH GOOD GOD !! I FIGURE I JUST LOWER THE SOUND OR MUTE IT. WELL , THIS DID NOT WORK AND I AM THINKING THIS TV IS TRASH. I DECIDE TO GO THROUGH THE MENU AND FIND " INTERNAL SPEAKERS " AND TURN IT OFF.  ANNNNNNNNNNDD WAAAAHHHLAAAHHHHH !! OK , ONE ISSUE SOLVED.........HORRIFIC NOISE IS AVERTED.

 NEXT , THE PICTURE. THE SCREEN SAYS , " NO SIGNAL ". I TRY DIFFERENT INPUTS AND CHANNELS BUT NOTHING IS WORKING. I DO A CHANNEL SCAN AND WALK AWAY. THE SCAN TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES SO I DO OTHER PROJECTS LIKE LAY OUT JUNE CALENDARS AND FIX A BROKEN STOOL. I PLACE THE NEW CALENDARS ON THE BACK BAR AND HIT THE LIGHT SWITCH THAT POWERS THE TV'S BY MISTAKE. IT TURNS OFF ALL THE TV'S. AAAAAANNNNNNND FLIP THE SWITCH BACK ON AND RE-SCAN THE CHANNELS. I WALK AWAY AGAIN AND DO MORE THINGS LIKE HANG A NEW LIQUOR LICENSE PERMIT AND OPEN UP MAIL AND HANG BAND FLYERS THROUGHOUT. I WALK BY THE TV AND NOTICE A GOOD THING......A PICTURE !! I GO THROUGH THE MENU AND WORK THE COLORING AND BRIGHTNESS. I AM HAPPY WITH THIS TV AND DECIDE I WILL NOT BOTHER WITH THE SPEAKERS LIKE I DID WITH THE BIG TV BY THE FRONT DOOR.

 I THROW OUT THE OLD 1970 BOX TV AND CLEAN UP.

 A OLD FRIEND COMES IN AND WE TALK ABOUT HIS BAND DOING A RE-UNION SHOW HERE ON FRIDAY JUNE 21ST. THE BAND IS SPIDER RICO. THIS WILL BE A HUGE NIGHT. THEY HAVE NOT PLAYED IN 11 YEARS. WE TALKED FOR 2 HOURS ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM THE SHOW TO WHEELSTOCKS. WE WATCHED THE FIRST HALF OF THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAN HE ROLLED OUT. OH , THE RAPTORS WON GAME 1 AND I WAS COOL WITH THAT.

 I SET-UP OUR BARRIER WALLS AND OTHER STUFF FOR THIS WEEKEND'S SHOWS. FRIDAY NIGHT HAS SOLD OVER 100 TICKETS.  I GET ALOT DONE TODAY AND BY MIDNIGHT I AM CLOSING.

 ROLL HOME PRETTY TIRED. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. "

  HEAD TO BED TOTALLY BEAT AND SOME HIP HOP ACT CALLS ME AT 5:55AM. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. HE TELLS ME HE HAS TO CANCEL FOR FRIDAY. I DO NOT CARE ONE BIT AND SAY , " YOU ARE FUCKING CALLING ME AT 6AM TO TELL ME THIS ?!! IT CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 9AM ?!! "

  FRIDAY        5 - 31 - 19

  WORSE HOUSE EVER.............

  EMPTY MY VAN AND FOLLOW MY ELDEST IN HER CAR ( OURS ACTUALLY ). IT IS MOVING OUT DAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL COLLEGE AREA OF WEST CHESTER. IT IS BITTER SWEET......UNTIL WE ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE. THIS 80 DEGREE DAY FELT LIKE 100 DEGREES. THE 2ND AND 3RD FLOOR HOUSE HAS TINY HALLWAYS AND STAIRCASES IN A SPIRAL. HOW THE FUCK WE GOT FURNITURE AND BEDS UP THERE I WILL NEVER NOW. THE HOUSE IS SO OLD GEORGE WASHINGTON PLAYED THERE AS A KID. THE ONLY THING GOOD , IN WHICH I SAID 50 TIMES , WAS......GRAVITY. UP AND DOWN THESE SMALL SPIRAL STAIRWAYS 50 TIMES. MY KID HAD TO STOP FOR SHE WAS DEHYDRATED AND JUST TIRED FROM COMING IN AT 5AM IN THE MORNING.  GRAVITY HELPED BRINGING THINGS DOWN THE STEPS....BIG TIME. WE PILED EVERYTHING ALONG THE SIDEWALK AND LOADED THE 2 VEHICLES AT THE END. THE ONE SMALL GOOD THING WAS HER BEDROOM WAS FRESHLY PAINTED AND THE SHELVING UNITS WERE TAKEN DOWN ALREADY. I BROUGHT A SCREW GUN AND SPACKLE BUT NEVER NEEDED IT.

  DRIVE HOME SLOWLY WITH BEDS ON THE ROOF OF MY VAN. THE 2 VEHICLES WORKED PERFECTLY AS WE GOT EVERYTHING OUT.

  WHEELS MAKES LUNCH FOR US AND HELPS UNLOAD.

  I TAKE A SHORT 20 MINUTE NAP AND RESUME WORKING ON COMPUTER STUFF.

  WHEELS HEADS TO THE MOVIE TAVERN WITH 4 FRIENDS TO WATCH " ROCKETMAN ". SHE SAID IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  YOUNGEST GETS HER NAILS DONE AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL. THE SMART THING I DID WAS GETTING EVERYTHING PREPPED THE NIGHT BEFORE.....IN WHICH I DID.

  I ARRIVE AND THE ACTS START COMING IN.  156 TICKETS WERE SOLD. I BROUGHT IN A NEW BARTENDER AND A COOK. WE HAD SO MANY FOOD ORDERS I HAD MY ELDEST DRIVE HOME TO GET MORE FOOD. THE NEW BARTENDER IS ADORABLE.

  BY MIDNIGHT I WAS PRETTY TIRED. I LET THE NEW BARTENDER AND COOK LEAVE EARLY AND TAKE OUR CAR HOME. MY ELDEST AND I STAYED TO CLOSE ALONG WITH THE SOUND MAN.  ANOTHER PERFECT SHOW RUN. WE REALLY HAVE IT DOWN TO A SCIENCE.

 I MAKE PIZZAS FOR MY ELDEST AND SHE TAKES THEM TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY AT ANOTHER BAR. YEP.....CUT ME MAN.....CUT ME DEEP. I DROP HER OFF AND HEAD HOME.

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED.

 AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH WHEELS. SHE IS FEELING GOOD TO SAY THE LEAST. WE TALK ABOUT OUR DAY AND NIGHT. HERS WAS A LOT MORE FUN THAN MINE.

  SHE HEADS TO BED WHILE I WATCH A SEASON FINALE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. "  IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   SATURDAY      6 - 1 - 19

  BIG DAY AND NIGHT FOR OUR YOUNGEST....PROM NIGHT.  WHEELS HAD FRIENDS COME OVER ALONG WITH THE MOMS. IT WAS PRETTY COOL TO SEE. A BEST FRIEND'S DAUGHTER DID HER HAIR AND I PLAYED WITH HER THE WHOLE TIME. SHE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB.

  I HAVE TO ADMIT I DO NOT LIKE SEEING MY YOUNGEST GROW UP. THE KID LOOKED LIKE A MODEL.

  LIGHT WEEDING AS I CALL IT BUT I DID GO HARDCORE. I STARTED WITH OUR GARAGE GARDEN AND JUST WORKED MY WAY AROUND THE HOUSE. I LITERALLY CRAWL IN THE MULCH WHEN WEEDING. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT. I RAKED EVERYTHING UP AND PLACED THE WEEDS IN A TRASHCAN.

  PICK UP MY YOUNGEST ON MY MOTORCYCLE AT A FRIENDS HOUSE. AFTER WEEDING IT FELT GOOD WITH THE WIND BLOWING THROUGH MY HELMET AND ACROSS MY BALDNESS.  I DID HAVE ONE LITTLE SCARE WHEN MY BIKE SLIPPED JUST SLIGHTLY ON SOME SAND ON THE ROAD. THIS PERKS YOU UP QUITE QUICKLY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. I GET EVERYTHING DONE AND HEAD BACK HOME.

  CUT THE LAWN WITH MY SELF-PROPELLED PUSH MOWER. WITHIN 15 MINUTES THE LAWN WAS DONE.

 INSIDE I TAKE A NAP FOR I HAVE A LONG NIGHT.

 WHEELS AND FAMILY GO TO A PROM PARTY THROWN BY ONE OF OUR YOUNGEST PARENTS. THEY HAD A GOOD TIME. WHEN BACK HOME WHEELS AND MY MOM WALKED UP THE STREET FOR DINNER.

  A FAMILY MEMBER GOING BAT SHIT CRAZY. OH MY GOD.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AGAIN ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  A 7 BAND NIGHT AND I HAD THINGS ROLLING LIKE A FACTORY ASSEMBLY LINE. A BIG CROWD WAS NICE TO SEE AND TONS OF COMPLIMENTS ON OUR EFFICIENCY ON HOW WE RUN A SHOW HERE. ALSO COMPLIMENTS ON GIVING BANDS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY AT OUR VENUE. IT FELT GOOD.

  I RAN ALL NIGHT AND SO DID THE BARTENDER. WE MADE  A GOOD TEAM AND THE NIGHT MOVED QUICKLY. BY MIDNIGHT I WAS EXHAUSTED. I WAS READY TO HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH SOME FRIENDS AND THE BARTENDER WHEN............I HEARD RAIN. I RUN OUTSIDE AND IT IS DOWN POURING. THE BARTENDER GETS ME A POOL COVER AND I COVER MY MOTORCYCLE. IF I LEFT JUST 5 MINUTES EARLIER I WOULD OF GOT THE BIKE HOME DRY.

  THE RAIN SLOWS DOWN AND I DECIDE TO TAKE A RIDE HOME.  WE GOT EVERYTHING DONE AND CLOSED. I RIDE HOME IN A SLIGHT RAIN WHICH WASN'T TOO BAD.

A NIGHT CAP AND SOME TV AND I WAS HEADING TO BED. WHEELS SHE SAID SHE HAD A GOOD TIME TOO AT THE POST PROM PICTURE TAKING PARTY.

  BIG NIGHT AT THE NAIL AGAIN........A TON OF COMPLIMENTS AND SOMEONE GAVE US A 5 STAR REVIEW ON GOOGLE. YEAH.....DON'T SEE THEM TO OFTEN.

  SUNDAY    6 - 2 - 19

 THIS WAS A FUN DAY AND THAN IT GOT SAD.......REAL SAD.

  TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR TONIGHT.  I ALSO BROUGHT A CIRCULAR SAW TO CUT UP A LARGE CLOTHING CHEST AND MIRROR.  I USED THE VAN TO UNLOAD THE CHEST , THAN CUT EVERYTHING UP , THAN RE-LOADED THE VAN , THAN BACK UP MY VEHICLE TO THE DUMPSTER AND UNLOADED EVERYTHING. I DID THIS TWICE. NOT FUN BUT MAN THIS DUMPSTER COMES IN HANDY.

  A BIG WEEKEND AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE.

  I STOP AT THE OLD PEPPER'S CAFE WHICH IS NOW CORBINO'S BBQ. HOLY SHIT THEY ARE GOOD. I PICKED UP A BRISKET BBQ AND PORK BBQ SANDWICH AND A CHICKEN BBQ PLATTER. WE ALL HAD IT AT HOME.....FREAKIN' AWESOME.

  BACK HOME I LAY DOWN FOR A NAP. WHEELS COMES IN MY BEDROOM AND RIGHT BEFORE SHE LIFTS MY COMFORTER OFF MY HEAD SHE SAYS , " ARE YOU UP ? ".  SHE PULLS THE BLANKET AWAY FROM MY HEAD AND MY EYES ARE WIDE OPEN STARING FORWARD. SHE LAUGHS.

  WHEELS PICKS UP OUR YOUNGEST AND MAN DID THIS KID HAVE A GOOD PROM AND AFTER PARTY. I NEVER HEARD OF SO MANY ACTIVATES AT AN AFTER PARTY UNTIL 4AM........BULL MACHINE , VIDEO GAMES , ARCADE MACHINES , PICTURE BOOTHS , DJ , CARD TABLES , AND ALOT MORE. IT WAS OFF THE CHARTS OVER THE TOP PARTY. I HEARD THE PROM AT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE WAS FUN TOO.

 THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE STUPID. 5 KIDS NEVER STEPPED INTO THE PARTY FOR THEY WERE SO DRUNK THEY GOT KICKED OUT. SEVERAL OTHER KIDS GOT CAUGHT VAPING AND WERE KICKED OUT TOO......DUMBASSES.

  SHOWER , SHAVE , AND DRESS AND WE ARE OFF TO A COUSINS GRADUATION PARTY.  OUT PAST PLYMOUTH MEETING AND AT A CHURCH COMPLEX WE HAD A GOOD TIME. ABOUT A 100 COUSINS ATTENDED. GOOD FOOD AND MUSIC.

  WHEELS AND I LEAVE EARLY AND HEAD TO A 2ND GRADATION PARTY.  WE HAVE 9 IN TOTAL THIS MONTH. THIS TIME FOR OUR YOUNGEST FRIEND. THIS WAS HILARIOUS AND A VERY GOOD TIME. EXCELLENT FOOD AND IT ENDS UP THE FATHER IS FRIENDS WITH A LEAD SINGER AND FORMER HUSBAND OF ONE OF OUR BARTENDERS. THE GRANDFATHER GAVE ME BIG TIME SHIT OVER HIRING HIS GRANDDAUGHTER AS A BARTENDER. HE WAS JOKING ( SOME SERIOUS ) BUT IT WAS FUNNY AS LATER I WALKED OVER A LITTLE 10 YEAR OLD GRANDSON TO HIM AND SAID , "  THIS IS MY NEW DOORMAN. "

 WHEELS AND I HAD A BLAST BUT AGAIN HAD TO ROLL. WE WERE SO HAPPY BOTH OUR KIDS ATTENDED THIS PARTY. OUR ELDEST ROLLS WITH US TO PICK UP A GIFT AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE WHILE WHEELS AND I HEAD HOME.

  WE PACK IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND GET ON THE ROAD. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY UNTIL 5 MINUTES OF DRIVING WHEN IT DOWN POURS......OF COURSE.

  1 HOUR AND 45 MINUTES LATER WE PULL UP TO OUR CONDO........AND IT STOPS RAINING. JESUS I THINK THE GODS HAVE IT OUT FOR ME JUST TO MAKE A JOKE OR TWO.  WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH THE RAPTORS COMPLETELY SHIT THE BED AND WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " DRUNKEN HISTORY " WHICH WERE VERY GOOD.

 PHILLIES BLOW.....NO WHERE NEAR THE DODGERS.

  ON A SUPER SAD NOTE A FRIEND HAS PASSED AWAY. HE BATTLED ALCOHOLISM FOR A LONG TIME AND IT HAD TO BE A GRUELING FIGHT.  HE WAS IN A BAND , PLAYED WHEELSTOCKS , BEEN ON OUR RADIO SHOW , PLAYED THE NAIL MANY TIMES , AND DID A GREAT IMPERSONATION OF CHRISTOPHER WALKEN. WE KNOW HIS WIFE AND HE LEAVES BEHIND 2 KIDS. I AM ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED ON THIS NEWS.  HE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST PEOPLE YOU EVER WANT TO MEET......EVERYONE LOVED HIM AND SO DID I. REST IN PEACE MORGANISM.

   MONDAY       6 - 3 - 19

  WALKING ON THE BEACH WITH WHEELS I SPELL OUT " R.I.P. MORGAN " IN THE SAND. I KNEEL DOWN AND SHE TAKES A PICTURE. A WAVE WASHES IT AWAY. IT WAS A PEACEFUL MOMENT TO A PERSON WHO WILL BE SORELY MISSED.

  WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME AND I START MY PUNCH LIST.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT AND SPEND $96.

 - REPLACE A BATHROOM BULB.

 - REPLACE 6 KITCHEN HIGH HAT BULBS.

 - CLEAN OUT A LINT TRAP.

 - MOVE AROUND DARK CARPET TILES TO A DIFFERENT AREA OF THE PATIO.

 - REPLACE A TOILET FLAPPER I NEVER SEEN BEFORE. I SPENT 20 MINUTES TRYING TO FORCE A PLASTIC STICK APPRENTICE TO HOLD THE FLAPPER IN PLACE. I USED ALL MY STRENGTH AND THE DAMN THING WOULD NOT SNAP INTO PLACE. I WAS CURSING LIKE THE BEJESUS. I THAN THOUGHT , " THERE HAS TO BE A FUCKING EASIER WAY !! MAYBE IT SLIDES IN. " IT SLID IN SUPER SIMPLE.  I CLEAN THE TOILET AND TEST IT....ALL GOOD. FRUSTRATION DISSIPATING.

 - INSTALL A NEW OVEN BULB. IT IMMEDIATELY BLOWS AND A CLOUD OF SMOKE FILLS THE BULB. JESUS CHRIST DOES THIS STUFF ONLY HAPPEN TO ME ??!! SMARTLY , I PURCHASED 2 OVEN BULBS. THE 2ND ONE WORKED PERFECTLY.

 - FIXED 2 DOOR KNOBS THAT WERE NOT OPENING PROPERLY. 

 - I HEAR METAL HITTING A TILE FLOOR. WHEELS CALLS ME. I SECURE A TOWEL HOLDER TO THE WALL USING MOLLIES. OH , I FORGOT MY MAIN SCREW GUN AND BAG....WORSE MEMORY EVER.

 - FIX A DELI FRIDGE DRAWER.

 - INSTALL A NEW PATIO SCREEN. THE GUY AT HOME DEPOT TOLD ME , " THIS IS A VERY GENERIC SCREEN DOOR. IT WILL FIT AND IT IS ADJUSTABLE. IF NOT , JUST BRING IT BACK. " FIRST OF ALL.....WHO THE FUCK WANTS TO BRING SHIT BACK ?  I TOTALLY INSTALL THE DOOR MACGYVER STYLE. THE DOOR TOTALLY DID NOT FIT OR ADJUST. I HAD TO REMOVE THE TOP OF THE DOOR TO MAKE IT WORK. I USED ENOUGH WD-40 TO MAKE AN 2 MILE LONG OIL SLICK IN AN OCEAN.

  I GOT MY FULL LIST DONE AND VISITED THE BEACH. ONCE IN THE MORNING AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. THE WILDWOOD CREWS FLATTENED OUT THE SAND SO THERE IS NO MORE 4 FOOT DROP WALLS.

 LATER WHEELS AND I WALK THE BEACH. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE PICTURE PERFECT DAY.  WHEELS SAYS , " NOW THAT IS SOME GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE "  ALLS WE SEE IS COLLEGE KIDS IN SKIMPY BIKINIS AND ALL OF THEM ARE FRIGGIN' SMOKIN' HOT. I WALK BY THEM WITH MY HEAD DOWN IN SHAME. ONE GROUP HAD TO HAVE 50 KIDS IN IT. THE BEACH WAS PRETTY BUSY AND ALMOST ALL WERE COLLEGE STUDENTS.

 BACK HOME WE CALL A FRIEND AND HEAD OUT TO DINNER. THIS IS OUR 4TH ATTEMPT TO ACCESS OWENS PUB. WE WALK IN AT 5:30PM ON A FRICKIN' MONDAY AND THE 50 SEAT BAR IS FILLED.....UNBELIEVABLE. WE GO TO THE TABLE SIDE AND GET ONE OF THE 3 REMAINING TABLES OUT OF 20.....UNBELIEVABLE. THIS PLACE IS PACKED AND ONLY ACCEPTS CASH. WE MEET A FRIEND AND IT WAS A GOOD TIME REMINISCING. I THOUGHT THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD AND THE SAME WITH PRICES. OUR WAITRESS WAS VERY GOOD.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE BEACH. WE BRING DRINKS AND SIT BY THE WATER. I THINK I SEE SAW SOMETHING AND STAND UP AND YELL OUT , " I WANT TO SEE NATURE !!!!! " THE NEXT 15 MINUTES WHEELS AND I WATCH DOLPHINS SLOWLY SWIM BY......THAT WAS COOL.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES BLOW. WE ALSO TRIED " CHRISTOPHER ROBIN " MOVIE BUT THAT LASTED ABOUT 5 MINUTES. OVER TO NETFLIX AND WE TRIED A COMEDY ROAST OF OLD HISTORY CHARACTERS. JEFF ROSS IS THE HOST. IT WAS OKAY AT BEST.  SOME PARTS WERE FUNNY AND THEY HAD GUESTS FROM THE TV SERIES FULL HOUSE ON. THE PERSON BEING ROASTED WAS ABE LINCOLN PLAYED BY BOB SAGET. HE WAS ROASTED BY HARRIET TUBMAN , ABE'S WIFE , AND JOHN WILKES BOOTH PLAYED BY JOHN STAMOS. NOW SOME OF THE JOKES WERE FUNNY BUT IT IS DARK AND OFTEN UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE JOKING ABOUT A PRESIDENT'S ASSASSINATION.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT GOOD............AFTER GETTING SOME APPLE. THE DOCTOR DOES SAY AN APPLE A DAY MAKES YOU SLEEP BETTER.

  TUESDAY      6 - 4 - 19

  THE INTERNET IS JUST EXPLODING WITH PICTURES AND STORIES OF OUR FRIEND WHO PASSED AWAY. I ADDED SEVERAL MYSELF. THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD HUMAN BEING AND IT SHOULD NOT OF ENDED THIS WAY.  I AM JUST SO HEART BROKEN FOR HIS WIFE AND KIDS. SERVICES FOR MORGAN PHILIPS IS AT THE WILLOWS ON THURSDAY MORNING........9AM AND THAN AT 11AM FOR THE SERVICE.

 WHEELS EMAIL ACCOUNT GETS COMPROMISED SO WE SPEND OVER 2 HOURS TRYING TO RESET HER PASSWORD WITH THE HELP OF OUR ELDEST AT HOME AND STILL CAN NOT RETRIEVE THEM. WE DO NOT THINK IT IS A HACK FOR 2 DIFFERENT TECHNICIANS TOLD US IT IS A COMCAST GLITCH. YEP.....BELIEVE THAT WHEN I SEE IT.  WE WASTED A TON OF TIME ON THIS WITH NO RESULTS.

 I WASTED A TON OF TIME SEARCHING FOR REFRIGERATOR SHELF BARS. I FINALLY PURCHASED 2 ON WAL-MART'S WEBSITE AND ANOTHER SITE CALLED APPLIANCE PARTS 365.  THE NEXT MORNING I FOUND THEM FREE ON CRAIGSLIST. SO MUCH TIME WASTED.

  TOOK A RIDE TO WALMART AND TOOK THE LONG WAY THROUGH THE TOWN. I NOTICED ONE THING........THERE IS A SHIT LOAD OF LIQUOR STORES HERE.  THE WALMART IS BIG AND I GOT EVERYTHING I NEEDED PLUS A FAIR AMOUNT OF STUFF I DIDN'T NEED EXCEPT THE FRIDGE PARTS WHICH HAD TO BE ORDERED ONLINE.

  I TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT AND NO LUCK WITH FRIDGE PARTS THERE EITHER. A GUY GIVES ME A CARD FOR APPLIANCE PARTS. I CALL THE NUMBER HOPING THE PRICING WOULD BE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF WHAT I FOUND ONLINE......IT WAS NOT.

  BACK HOME I GET SOME THINGS DONE. MY PUNCH LIST IS PRETTY MUCH FINISHED. 

  WHEELS FINISHES WORK AND WE TAKE A 75 MINUTE WALK ALONG THE BEACH. WE COLLECT SEASHELLS FOR OUR HOME GARDENS , TAKE SOME PICTURES ON FACEBOOK , AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL KIND OF BIRDS WE SAW. WE NOTICED 3 CRAZY ASS PENGUIN LIKE STORKS. I GOOGLED THE PICTURE I TOOK AND IT ENDS UP THEY WERE CALLED A " BLACK CROWNED NIGHT  HERON ".......BAD ASS LOOKING BIRD.

 IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE. I MUST OF TOLD WHEELS 20 TIMES I LOVE IT HERE AND WE SHOULD DO THIS ONCE A MONTH. JUST COME TO THE BEACH FOR A WEEK DURING THE GOOD WEATHER. I ALSO WANT TO DO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE ONCE A MONTH FOR A WEEK TOO. 2 WEEKS A MONTH I LIKE TO DO THIS. SO FAR , THE LAST 5 MONTHS I AM ON TRACK.

 AFTER WE WALK WE CHILL AT OUR HOUSE. WE WERE GOING TO TRY A NEW RESTAURANT CALLED THE " MUDHEN " BUT DECIDED NOT TOO. WE DID THE RELIABLE STAND-BY OF PRIMO'S....THE BADA BING.

  WE CHILL AND WATCH TV. DRUNK HISTORY IS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. WILL FERRELL PLAYED 2 PARTS ON 2 DIFFERENT SHOWS. WE ALSO WATCHED OUR NEW PHILLIE BOMB SOME HOMERUNS........JAY BRUCE. ONE WAS A GRAND SLAM. PHILLIES BREAK THE LOSING STREAK AND WIN 9 - 6.

  WE ALSO WATCHED A SEASON 1 FINALE OF SCHITT'S CREEK. IT WAS EXCELLENT. LOVE HAVING NETFLIX HERE.

  WINE , VODKA/CRANBERRY/SODA WATER , BEER , BRANDY (  I HAD NONE ) AND IT WAS OFF TO BED. MAN I LOVE THIS PLACE. I TOLD WHEELS I AM SUPER PROUD OF WHERE THIS CONDO IS TODAY. WE BUSTED OUR  ASSES TO RECONSTRUCT THE ENTIRE PLACE AFTER THE SUPER MAJOR WATER DAMAGE. I WAS WORKING 14 HOUR DAYS AND NIGHTS TO GET THIS PLACE BACK UP TO SPEED. I ALSO HAD HELP ALONG THE WAY FROM BROTHERS , NEPHEWS , COUSINS , AND FRIENDS. THIS PLACE HAS A 1,000 LITTLE GOOD THINGS.....AND ONE BAD. BUT I WON'T GET INTO THAT TODAY.

  WEDNESDAY       6 - 5 - 19

  UP EARLY....WHAT'S NEW.  I GO THROUGH MY NORMAL ROUTINE.  WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME AND WE TRY TO GET THINGS DONE.

 WE TALK TO 2 CONDO OWNERS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER THINGS. ONE FEMALE OWNER IS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. SHE SHARES SOME VIEWS WE HAVE. WE ALSO FOUND OUT THEY WILL BE REPLACING OUR PATIO DOOR IN THE NEXT 2 DAYS AND OUR REPLACE OUR 2 NEW FRONT SCREENS TOO.

  I BEGIN CLEANING AND PREPPING OUR VEHICLE FOR THE TREK HOME.  BY 2PM WE ARE LOADED AND READY TO ROLL. FOR THE MOST PART WE MAKE REALLY GOOD TIME. WE CUT THROUGH THE CITY BECAUSE THE SCHUYLKILL WAS HORRIBLE AS ALWAYS.

  I BELIEVE IT WAS NATIONAL DRIVE LIKE A JACKASS DAY. MAN , WAS THERE A TON OF DRIVERS JUST DRIVING STUPID AND EXTREMELY SLOW.

  AT HOME WE MEET THE PUP AND OUR KIDS....ALWAYS FUN.

  PHILLIES WITH THE BEST WIN OF THE YEAR. WHY ? IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON THEY CAME BACK FROM A DEFICIT AFTER THE 7TH INNING.

  WE HAVE SOME DINNER AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.  I GET SOME THINGS DONE LIKE CLEANING , BAND CONTACTS , AND PHONE CALLS. I ALSO FIX A TV.

  MY ELDEST STOPS IN FOR A NICE SURPRISE. SHE WANTED $25 TO DO HER NAILS DOWN THE STREET. SHE LEFT WITH MY MONEY.

 BY 10PM I ABSOLUTELY LOST ALL ENERGY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I JUST HIT A BRICK WALL. I LOADED UP AND HEADED HOME.

  TALK TO MY YOUNGEST FOR A LITTLE BIT AND SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP ON MY BED. IN FACT , ALL OF US HANG WITH THE PUP.

  WHEELS AND I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ". IT WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO BED WHERE MY DOG IS LAYING ON MY SIDE. WHAT DO I DO ? I MOVE TO THE OTHER SIDE. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST. THE DOG WAS LUCKY BECAUSE I HAVE NOT SEEN HER IN 4 DAYS. NEXT TIME.........OFF THE BED.

   THURSDAY        6 - 6 - 19

  2 VIEWINGS IN ONE DAY.....BOTH VERY NICE TRIBUTES TO 2 WONDERFUL PEOPLE.

  WHEELS AND I DO OUR NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE AND THAN DRESS UP AND HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO PICK UP SOME THINGS FOR THEM.

  WE HEAD TO OUR 1ST VIEWING AT THE WILLOWS IN VILLANOVA.  A LARGE CROWD OF FORMER BANDS , BAND MEMBERS , WHEELS ATTENDEES , FRIENDS , AND FAMILY SHOWED UP. IT WAS A VERY NICE TRIBUTE TO A REMARKABLE MAN WHO SHOULD STILL BE WITH US. I AM JUST SHAKING MY HEAD ON THIS TRAGIC LOSS. EVERYONE WHO SPOKE HAD WONDERFUL WORDS ABOUT THIS PERSON. I KNEW THEY WERE TRUE BECAUSE I KNEW HIM TOO. I SHOULD OF STOOD CLOSER TO THE SPEAKERS BECAUSE MY HEARING IS BAD.  BUT I GOT THE GIST. I KNEW ALMOST A 1/3 OF THE CROWD BUT ONLY HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO HALF AT MOST.  I WANTED TO STAY LONGER BUT WHEELS AND I HAD TO ROLL.

  AT HOME WE DO SOME WORK FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND NOW IT WAS ANOTHER VIEWING. THIS ONE AT CITIZENS BANK PARK.  YOU MAY HAVE SEEN US ON TV. AS WHEELS SAID , " IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE HERE ". IT WAS A TRIBUTE FOR DAVID MONTGOMERY A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE PHILLIES.

  IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE WITH LOTS OF SPEAKERS , LUNCHEON , PRIVATE SUITE , 1ST ROW SEATS , HALL OF FAME CLUB , AND MORE. THE NEW BEAUTIFUL BLONDE BARTENDER WAS A FORMER BARTENDER FROM A BAR WE KNEW TOO. I TEXTED MY FRIEND TO TELL HIM. HE AGREED WITH A TEXT BACK , " YEP , THAT'S HER AND SHE IS A PIECE OF ASS....AND VERY COOL. " 

 THE TRIBUTE SHOWED HOW MUCH LOVE THIS GUY RECEIVED. HE HAD HIS HANDS ON EVERYTHING PHILLIES. SO MANY VIDEO TRIBUTES AND SPEECHES. MAN WAS THIS GUY LOVED AND RESPECTED.

  IN THE FIRST ROW OF THE STADIUM MY CELL PHONE BEGAN GOING OFF ALONG WITH FACEBOOK COMMENTS.  WHEELS AND I WERE ON TV 30 TIMES.

  IN THE SUITE THERE WAS FOOD AND DRINK.....AND HUGE PEOPLE IN THE SPORTS WORLD. HERE IS PEOPLE WHEELS AND I WERE STANDING NEXT TO OR TALKING TO.  THE LIST STARTS WITH LARRY BOWA , JIM THOME , MICKEY MORRANDINI , GOVERNOR RENDELL , CHARLIE MANUAL , JIMMY ROLLINS , PAT GILLICK , RYAN HOWARD ( AND HOT PREGNANT WIFE ) , PRESIDENT OF BASEBALL , PRESIDENT OF BASEBALL MEDIA , JAMIE MOYER , TOM GREEN , MICHAEL JACK SCHMIDT , GARRY MADDOX , BILL GILES , JOHN MIDDLETON , MR. B _ _ _ , AND COUNTLESS EMPLOYEES AND BIG BRASS PEOPLE.  WE WERE LITERALLY ELBOW TO ELBOW WITH ALL OF THEM.........KINDA COOL.

  WHEELS AND I ROLL HOME AND MAKE VERY GOOD TIME.  I AM HOME NO MORE THAN 30 SECONDS BECAUSE MUSICIANS ARE WAITING AT OUR NAIL FRONT DOOR.

  I RACE TO OPEN THE NAIL AND BEGIN MY WORK. I DO COMPUTER STUFF , EMAILS , BANDS CALLS , AND PRODUCT ORDERING. BY 10:30PM I WAS DONE. I WAS PROUD I ONLY HAD ONE BEER ALL DAY. KINDA TOUGH WITH OPEN BAR BUT I DID IT.

 IT WAS A VERY GOOD NIGHT OF MUSICIANS AND WATCHING NHL HOCKEY. THE BLUES UPSET THE BRUINS WITH A VERY CONTROVERSIAL GOAL. THEY WON 2 - 1 AND NOW LEAD THE SERIES 3 - 2 WITH GAME 6 IN ST. LOUIS.

 I AM PRETTY TIRED FROM A VERY LONG DAY AND NIGHT. BY 11:30PM I ROLL HOME. I MAKE A NIGHTCAP OF BEER ONLY AND HEAD TO BED....AFTER A LITTLE TV.

 FRIDAY      6 - 7 - 19

  RUNNIN'.........BIG TIME. BUT THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO SLAP MY ASS AND IT AIN'T SOME HOT CHICK.

  I SET UP A MEETING OF 3 THINGS AT THE NAIL IN THE MORNING.....SODA TECH , BEER LINE TECH , AND BEER DELIVERY.  ALL 3 MEET ON TIME AND WE ARE NOW READY TO GO WITH SODA GUNS , DRAFT BEER LINES , AND FULLY STOCKED BEER. I AM PREPPING FOR A GRADUATION PARTY TOMORROW AND A BIG SHOW TOMORROW AT THE NAIL. LITTLE DID I KNOW WE GET SLAMMED TONIGHT.

 I SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST. I MAKE HER LAUGH AND SAY , " WHAT OTHER DAD ON THE PLANET IS DOING THIS RIGHT NOW ? .....NOT ONE I SAY !! "  I AM SNUGGLING AND TALKING TO HER WHILE LAYING ON THE BED SPOONING. SHE IS UNDER THE BLANKETS AND I'M ON THE TOP OUTSIDE OF THE BLANKETS. I GRAB HER HAND AND TELL HER TO MAKE A FIST AND POINT ONE FINGER OUT.  I MOVE HER POINTING FINGER AROUND THE ROOM SLOWLY AND SAY TO HER , " HOT OR COLD , ON WHERE THE BAG OF PRETZEL M&M'S ARE HIDDEN ? " SHE REPLIED , " WARM " AS I POINT HER HAND TOWARDS THE CORNER OF THE ROOM. STILL HOLDING I GUIDE HER HAND AND MAKE HER POINT DOWN TOWARDS THE FLOOR AND SAY , " HOT OR COLD ON WHERE THE PRETZEL M & M'S ARE "  SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " WARMER " I YELL OUT , " THAT IS ALL I NEED TO KNOW !! ". SHE LAUGHS AND WHEELS COMES IN. SHE ROLLS HER EYES AT ME LIKES SHE ALWAYS DOES. I TELL MY KID , " I DON'T KNOW IF I EVER TOLD YOU THIS BUT THESE ARE MY FAVORITE MOMENTS. " ........SHE GROANS.

 OK , TIME TO HEAD TO RESTAURANT DEPOT FOR FOOD AND SUPPLIES. I GO INTO OUR WALK-IN FREEZER AND NOTICE AN ICE BLOCK FORMING ON THE UNDERCARRIAGE OF THE CONTAINMENT BOX. I REMOVE THE SHELF AND WATER POURS OUT. I SEE A HUGE BLOCK OF ICE COVERING THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE EVAPORATOR COILS. OH.......MY.......GOD !!

  I SHUT DOWN THE SYSTEM AND BEGIN HAMMERING THE ICE AWAY LIKE THEY DO ON THE BOATS ON THE TV SHOW " DEADLIEST CATCH ". I ALSO PROP OPEN THE WALK-IN FREEZER DOOR TO ALLOW MORE HOT AIR IN. I BEGIN THE PROCESS OF DEFROSTING. HAMMERING GETS ABOUT HALF DONE SO I DECIDE TO LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN TO MELT MORE. WATER AND ICE BLOCK CHIPS ARE ALL OVER THE FLOOR.

  I CAN NOT GO TO RESTAURANT DEPOT BECAUSE IF I DO I WOULD HAVE NO WHERE TO PUT THE FOOD FOR COLD STORAGE WHEN I RETURN AND NOW OUR WALK-IN FREEZER IS UNPLUGGED.  I TAKE A RIDE TO A BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT AND THAN PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER.   WHEN BACK , I WASTE MORE TIME ON MY NEW CRAIGSLIST TV......IT IS NOT WORKING. I GOOGLE HOW TO FIX IT BUT I BELIEVE THE MOTHER BOARD IS FRIED. BUT I TRY FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES WITH NO RESULTS.

 BACK TO THE WALK-IN FREEZER. THE ICE IS MELTING QUICKLY AN DI USE A CAT'S CLAW BAR AND A HAMMER TO CHIP ALL ICE AWAY. IT LOOKS CLEARED AND I AM ABOUT TO PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND I NOTICE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COMPRESSOR AND A SMALL BLOCK OF ICE FORMING. I CURSE LIKE A PISSED OFF SAILOR AND CHIP THAT BLOCK AWAY. IT REALLY IS MY FIRST SEMI-DISAPPOINTING CRAIGSLIST DEAL.

  NOW I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER. I CONNECT 2 NEW KEGS AND TURN ON THE CO2 GAS VALVES FOR THE KEGS. I INSTANTLY HEAR HISSING. I FUCKING HIT A WATER FEED LINE WITH MY HAMMER. JESUS CHRIST I DON'T NEED THIS NOW !!!  I SHUT THE GAS VALVE OFF ON ONE OF THE 5 KEGS. I USES DUCT TAPE AND WRAP THE PUNCTURED HOLE IN THE PLASTIC TUBE LINE. I LEAVE THE ONE VALVE OFF AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND TURN ON THE 2 COMPRESSORS. THE TEMPERATURE IMMEDIATELY STARTS TO COOL FROM 75 DEGREES DOWN TO 68. I WILL CHECK IT WHEN I RETURN.

 NOW I LEAVE FOR RESTAURANT DEPOT. A 2 HOUR ROUND TRIP AND BACK TO THE NAIL. I LOAD IN EVERYTHING BUT DO NOT STOCK. I WILL DO THIS WHEN I RETURN. I CHECK THE WALK-IN FREEZER TEMPERATURE AND IT IS 41 DEGREES. IT IS WORKING PROPERLY.

  BACK HOME WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST HELPS ME UNLOAD PRODUCT AND RE-LOAD THE VAN OF MY 1,000 TOOLS LAYING IN THE KITCHEN FOR THE PAST 2 WEEKS.  WE STOCK EVERYTHING AND I REST FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 I TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE ( WITH BLACK GORILLA TAPE ) TO MEET SOME BIKER GANG LEADER WHO WANTS TO DO A GET TOGETHER AT THE NAIL ONCE A MONTH OF SO AT THE NAIL.  A REGULAR PUTS THIS MEETING TOGETHER AND IS AN ELECTRICIAN. HE LOOKS AT MY TV AND ALSO DETERMINES IT IS A FRIED MOTHER BOARD. THE TV IS SHOT. I USE GORILLA TAPE OVER MY DUCT TAPED COIL LINE AS A BACKUP TO KEEP THE LEAK SEALED.

 SMALL WORLD.......OUR FRIEND/PATRON IS THE LIAISON TO THIS MEETING. HE TELLS ME THE GUY KNOWS ME. HE SHOWS ME A PICTURE AND HIS NAME BUT IT DOES NOT RING A BELL. I KNOW 1,000'S OF PEOPLE BUT I COULD NOT PLACE THE FACE AND NAME. THE GUY COMES IN AND SAYS , " CHRIS , DO YOU RECOGNIZE ME ? ". I APOLOGIZE AND SAY , " SORRY, I DON'T " HE REPLIES , I SOLD YOU YOUR FIRST MOTORCYCLE ON CRAIGSLIST. " NOW THAT IS A SMALL WORLD.  WE TALK AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY THIS ONCE AND GO FROM THERE.

  THE BANDS START ARRIVING AND I AM THINKING THIS IS GOING TO BE A DEAD NIGHT. 4 BANDS CANCELLED ON US AND I BOOKED A LAST MINUTE BAND TO MAKE IT A 2 BAND , 1 SOLO ACT NIGHT. WELL , THE SOLO ACT CANCELLED ON US AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE SO NOW WE ARE DOWN TO JUST 2 BANDS. LITTLE DID I KNOW IT WAS A RE-UNION SHOW FOR THE BAND ART OF RUIN. THEY ARE GRADUATES OF VILLANOVA 1999.  I KNEW SOME OF THE FORMER STUDENT BIG TIME. THERE WERE OLD REGULARS OF THE NAIL , WHEELSTOCKS , SOFTBALL , AND MORE AND IT WAS REALLY GOOD TO SEE THEM. THE BAND PACKS THE NAIL AND I AM SO PLEASANTLY SURPRISED.

  THE NIGHT ROLLS PERFECTLY AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL. I MUST ADMIT VILLANOVA GIRLS ARE STILL PIECES OF ASS EVEN IF THEY GRADUATED IN 1999. THE 6 GIRLS OUT FRONT EACH HUGGING THE MARQUEE POLE WITH THEIR LEGS UP FOR PICTURES WAS PRETTY SEXY........AND FUNNY.

 AGAIN , SO MANY PEOPLE / PATRONS / BAND MEMBERS THANKING ME FOR HAVING THE NAIL HOST THE SHOW. IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD FEELING TO FEEL APPRECIATED. OF COURSE , SOMETHING HAS TO GO WRONG RIGHT ?

 I AM RUNNING BETWEEN THE DOOR DUTY , SOUND DUTY AND HELPING WITH BARTENDING. MY ELDEST SAYS , " CALL YOUR YOUNGEST IMMEDIATELY ". I AM THINKING IT IS 11:30PM AT NIGHT AND THIS IS VERY LATE FOR MY KID TO BE CALLING ME. WELP ,THERE WAS A REASON.  A MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER WHO IS THERE FOR A MONTH HAD AN OVERFLOWED TOILET. WE WERE NOT SURE IF IT WAS A THE SEPTIC SYSTEM OR A CLOGGED TOILET. THANKFULLY IT WAS A CLOGGED TOILET.....BUT WATER DID POUR THROUGH A FIRST FLOOR CEILING WHICH MIGHT OF DAMAGED IT.  I CALL HIM AND HE TELLS ME IT WAS DEFINITELY NOT ONE OF HIS KIDS WHO CLOGGED THE TOILET. AS SOON AS I HEARD THIS I KNEW IT WAS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE KIDS WHO CLOGGED THE TOILET.

 I LET THE BARTENDER HAVE DINNER AT MIDNIGHT SO I BARTEND. I TALK AND HAVE FUN WITH PEOPLE AND THE BAND DOES SOMETHING I NEVER SEEN BEFORE....THEY ACTUALLY PLAY " FREE BIRD. " SOMETIMES PEOPLE YELL OUT ," PLAY FREE BIRD !! " OF COURSE NOT ONE BAND IN HISTORY EVERY DOES. WELL , THE BAND KNIGHTLIFE DID TONIGHT AND MAN DID THEY DO A  COOL 3 PIECE VERSION OF IT.  BY 12:30PM THE SHOW IS OVER AND I TELL THE BAND TO PAUSE ON LOADING UP FOR I AM BUYING DRINKS. A FRIEND FROM THE FUNERAL SHOWS UP AND WE TALK ABOUT THE WILLOWS FUNERAL WE ATTENDED YESTERDAY TOO.

 I HAVE ONE DRINK WITH EVERYONE AND WE START OUR CLOSE.

 OH , DO 76ERS FANS FEEL A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAT THE RAPTORS ARE EASILY ROLLING OVER THE WARRIORS LIKE THEY DID WITH THE BUCKS ? WHY , IT TOOK THE RAPTORS 7 GAMES WITH THE 7TH GAME AT HOME AND A LAST SECOND BUZZER BEATER THAT BOUNCED 4 TIMES ON THE RIM TO BEAT A DEPLETED 76ERS TEAM WITH AN AILING EMBIID.

 I GIVE THE BARTENDER A RIDE TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  SOME PEOPLE YELL HER NAME AS WE PULL UP. SHE WAS YELLING OUT " FREEDOM !!! " WHILE WE RODE DOWN THE ROAD WITH HER HAIR FLOWING IN THE WIND.

 I RIDE HOME AND SETTLE IN. I HAVE ONE BEER AND EAT SOME DINNER AT 1:45AM....SO NOT GOOD. I HAD NOTHING TO EAT ALL DAY.  I TRY TO WATCH AN " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D " BUT TIRE 20 MINUTES INTO IT. I HEAD TO BED.

  SATURDAY      6 - 8 - 19

  GRADUATION PARTY DAY..........AND WE RAN........AGAIN.

  WHEELS AND I BOTH ARE UP AT 7AM. WE BEGIN THE PROCESS OF TRANSFORMING OUR HOUSE INTO PARTY MODE.

  MY YOUNGEST TRAVELS WITH ME TO THE NAIL. WE LOAD UP COOLERS AND PREP THE NAIL FOR THE NIGHT. WE STOP AT OUR LOCAL ICE RINK AND FILL UP 5 COOLERS AND A KEG DRUM.  THOUGH WHEELS ALWAYS HASSLES ME FOR ASKING THE KIDS TO HELP.  AGAIN , OUR YOUNGEST WAS A HUGE HUGE HUGE ASSISTANT. THE MAIN REASON IS I JUST ADORE BEING WITH HER. I CAN NEVER GET THAT THROUGH TO MY KIDS OR WHEELS.

  BACK HOME WE UNLOAD AND HELP SET UP THE HOUSE WITH TABLES AND CHAIRS.  THE OUTSIDE IS DONE AND WHEELS BEGINS COOKING FOOD. A FRIEND/CATERER STOPS IN FOR THE MAIN ENTREE.........CRAB MEAT / MUSHROOM / PENNE PASTA IN A LIGHT WHITE WINE SAUCE. OH MY GOD SO GOOD.

  I TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN LOADING IN THE BANDS.  EVERYONE WAS COOL AND ONE FEMALE BAND MEMBER HAD THE WHOLE LOOK GOING ON. SHE WAS COOL AND SUPER HOT.  ALL THE BANDS WERE VERY COOL.

  BY 6PM I WAS ROLLING HOME. THE DOORMAN AND BARTENDER HAD IT UNDER CONTROL SO I COULD RETURN TO OUR GRADUATION PARTY FOR OUR YOUNGEST WITH NO WORRIES. THE ONLY THING I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT WAS A BUS TRIP TO THE NAIL BY ONE OF THE BANDS. AGAIN , THE STAFF HANDLED IT EASILY.

 BACK HOME AND I ARRIVE TO AROUND 70 FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND THE BOOZE BEGAN TO FLOW. MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIENDS WERE ADORABLE.  IT WAS FUN TO CHILL  , MAKE JOKES , AND WATCH EVERYONE.

  LAUGHS ALL NIGHT AND BOTH THE PHILLIES AND THE UNION WON. THAT WAS NICE TO SEE.

  I THOUGHT IT WAS SUPER COOL THAT MY YOUNGEST AND 12 FRIENDS TOOK MY NIECE TO OUR LOCAL BRAND NEW PARK. ALL THE KIDS WERE ADORABLE. I WAS VERY SURPRISE MOST PARENTS DID NOT WANT THEIR KIDS TO GO WITH THEM. IT WAS A PERFECT TIME TO HAVE BUILT IT BABY SITTERS AND THE PARENTS COULD CHILL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I GUESS I AM DIFFERENT.  THESE ARE 18 YEAR OLD STRAIGHT " A " STUDENTS AND ALL OF THEM ARE EXTREMELY RESPONSIBLE. MY YOUNG NIECE WAS THE ONLY ONE ALLOWED AND EVEN SHE ALMOST GOT THE STOP SIGN.

  A LATE NIGHT COUSIN ARRIVES AND STARTED A PROBLEM. HE PARKED AND BLOCKED 2 CARS IN. NO BIG DEAL RIGHT ? JUST NEED TO MOVE HIS CAR. IT WAS LATE NIGHT SO NOT MANY PEOPLE WERE HERE.....MAYBE 20. WELL , THE PROBLEM WAS HIS WIFE HAD THE CAR KEYS SO ONCE HIS CAR TURNED OFF IT COULD NOT BE STARTED OR MOVED AGAIN. DAMNV, THESE NEW PUSH BUTTON CARS. IT WAS FUNNY BUT 2 VEHICLES WERE ABLE TO DRIVE AROUND HIS CAR BY SLIGHTLY GOING INTO OUR HEDGES.

  LATE NIGHT LAUGHING. IT COULD OF BEEN THE TOP 10 HARDEST I EVER LAUGHED.  A FRIEND WAS TELLING A STORY ABOUT HER ASS GETTING SLAPPED BY A YOUNG KID RIDING A BIKE IN THE STREET. HE CAME UP ON HER AND SLAPPED HER ASS. SHE CAME STRAIGHT OUT OF HER FLIP FLOPS. NOW I JUST TOLD THIS STORY IN 15 SECONDS. SHE TOOK OVER 40 MINUTES. OH MY GOD WHEN WHEELS SAID , " LONGEST STORY EVER " WE JUST ALL BROKE UP.  OF COURSE I HAD MY DIGS AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS TOO. I HAD MY ELDEST WAS CRYING LAUGHING.

  ONE THING I WILL NOT DO AGAIN IS ALLOW A FRIEND WHO WAS DRINKING ALL NIGHT TO DRIVE MY KID TO MEET UP WITH FRIENDS IN ARDMORE. MY ELDEST TEXTED ME SHE ARRIVED BUT ALSO SAID THE GIRL WHO DROVE HER WAS WEAVING AND NOT DRIVING THE SAFEST ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING BY THE NAIL WITH A BUS STOPPED IN THE RIGHT LANE. I WILL NEVER ALLOW THAT AGAIN. I WAS PISSED AT MYSELF FOR I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD 50  TIMES......." OH I AM ALRIGHT TO DRIVE. "

 WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. SHE DID SOME MAJOR CLEANING UP AND I TRIED TO HELP TOO.

  WE WERE PRETTY TIRED AND CRASHED AROUND...........I ACTUALLY DO NOT REMEMBER THE TIME.

  SUNDAY - LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW AT 6PM IN ITS 13TH SEASON. AFTER TONIGHT'S SHOW WE WILL BE OFF FOR THE SUMMER AND RETURN AFTER LABOR DAY.

   SUNDAY      6 - 9 - 19

  MORE GRAD PARTIES..........BUT I GOT SOME RUNNING.

 A NICE ADVANTAGE OF OWNING A BAR......ALWASY INSTANT ACCESS TO LIQUOR , BEER , AND SUPPLIES FOR ANY LARGE PARTY.....INSTANT.  THIS IS A HUGE ADVANTAGE AND WE GET A 6% DISCOUNT. I LOADED UP ANY LIQUOR OR BEER NOT USED FROM OUR GRADUATION PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT.  DROVE IT DOWN TO THE NAIL AND RE-STOCKED IT. THE GOOD THING IS ANYTHING NOT DRANK CAN BE SOLD AT THE NAIL.  IT REALITY OUR PARTY PAYS FOR ITSELF.

  DRIVE A COUSIN TO MY HOUSE TO RETRIEVE HIS CAR. I HAD HIM LAUGHING ABOUT HIS ADVENTURES AT OUR HOUSE THE NIGHT BEFORE.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST HEAD TO ANOTHER GRADUATION PARTY. WE WALKED TO IT WHICH WAS NICE. I LOVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. CLOSE TO A 100 PEOPLE WERE THERE. IT WAS NICE TO TALKING TO NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS AND OUR KID'S FRIENDS AGAIN. SOME NAIL BARTENDERS WERE THERE TOO......ONE OF MY FAVORITES.  A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF CATERED ITALIAN FOOD AND VERY GOOD IPA BEER....THOUGH I DID NOT HAVE ANY BEER. I DID HAVE FUN MESSING WITH THE KIDS AGAIN. THIS TIME IT WAS HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GIRLS. THEY WERE ALL ADORABLE AND I HAD FUN JOKING WITH THEM. 2 OF MY FAVORITE GIRLS PLAYING A GAME WHERE THEY HOLD A STRING BETWEEN EACH OTHERS ARMS WAS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. IT IS SOME KIND OF GAME TO TRY TO ESCAPE FROM. PERSONALLY , I THINK IT WAS A PRANK. I COULD NOT SEE HOW THEY COULD GET OUT OF IT.

 WE WALK HOME WHILE OUR YOUNGEST STAYS AT THE PARTY.  WE WATCH THE PHILLIES SHIT THE BED ON A 3 - 1 LEAD WITH OUR BEST PITCHER NOLA. THEY LOSE 4 - 3. THIS TEAM CAN BE SO FRUSTRATING SOMETIMES.

  I LOAD UP MY CAR AND HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR THE RADIO SHOW. IT WAS A GOOD TIME AS PARENTS OF THE MUSICIANS POURED IN AND FILMED THE INTERVIEW AND TOOK PICTURES. WE GAVE THE YOUNG BAND SOME GOOD ADVICE AND OF COURSE I MADE JOKES. THE PARENTS LOVED IT AND THANKED US. IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD FEELING TO BE APPRECIATED.  WE ALSO DEDICATED THE RADIO SHOW TO OUR FRIEND MORGAN WHO JUST PASSED AWAY.

  I HAVE A BEER WITH THE HOSTS AND REGULARS. WE WATCH THE BLUES SHIT THE BED AT HOME. BRUINS WIN AND FORCE A GAME 7 IN BOSTON FOR THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY WILL WIN AT HOME.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH ONE BEER. I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED. WE WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF BROCKMIRE WHICH WAS PRETTY GOOD.

 I WENT TO BED AROUND 10:30PM AND WATCHED A VERY LITTLE OF THE TONY AWARDS AND THAN WATCHED THE EPISODE BEFORE THE FINALE OF BROCKMIRE. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   MONDAY    6 - 10 - 19

 THEY CALL ME " MR. RIDICULOUS ".........CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN.

  START MORNING EARLY LIKE ALWAYS. GET MY EMAILS AND BLOG DONE.

  NEXT......EDIT THE RADIO SHOW AND UPLOAD IT TO GOOGLE FOR BANDS TO DOWNLOAD. OUR LISTENING NUMBERS CAME IN AT 400 FANS. THAT WAS KINDA COOL. I KNOW WE ARE A LOW BOTTOM OF THE BOWL RADIO SHOW BUT MIXLR.COM NUMBER'S EMAIL WAS A NICE WAY TO START THE MORNING. I LIKE TO THANK THE BANDS DIRTNAP AND A TON OF PARENTS , MIKELL'S PLOT , NOOOSPHERE , AND MIDHEAVEN FOR HAVING FUN WITH US. THIS SHOW WAS DEDICATED TO MORGAN.

  I SEARCH THE HOUSE FOR A SPEAKER PHONE. WHEELS HAS A FAIR AMOUNT OF CONFERENCE CALLS EACH DAY WHEN WORKING AT HOME. OUR CORDLESS PHONE HAD A LOW BATTERY. AT FIRST I COULD NOT FIND A PHONE BUT A 2ND LOOK AND WAAAA LAAAA. I HAD TO STRIP AND CONNECT THE WIRES TO A PHONE JACK AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY FOR HER TODAY. I EVEN CLEANED THE PHONE AND RAN HER A SPECIAL 6 WAY PHONE JACK STRIP FOR QUICK ACCESSING THE SPEAKER PHONE. SHE DID NOT CARE AND ASKED ME TO LEAVE THE ROOM.

 YOUNGEST HAS HER LAST OFFICIAL SCHOOL DAY. THERE ARE SOME MORE BUT NO MORE CLASSES OR TESTS. SHE COMES ON AND WE SNUGGLE AND TALK. OF COURSE I MAKE JOKES AND SHE GROANS. I LOVED EVERY SECOND. FOR THE 10,000TH TIME I TOLD HER THESE ARE MY FAVORITE MOMENTS.

 OH , SO ENJOYING A TON OF LEFTOVERS FOR THE GRAD PARTY.....MEATBALLS AND PEPPERS CAFE PASTA. NICE !!1

  I HAD 2 THINGS GOOD HAPPEN TO ME TODAY AND ONE BAD. AND BY GOOD AND BAD .....THEY ARE MEANINGLESS THINGS IN THE BIG PICTURE OF LIFE.

   OUR NAIL TV FROM CRAIGSLIST SEEMED TO BLOW A MOTHERBOARD CIRCUIT. 2 WEEKS AGO I BOUGHT IT FOR $20 SO IT IS NO BIG DEAL. I TRIED SEVERAL WAYS TO FIX IT AND EVEN HAD AN ELECTRICIAN FRIEND LOOK AT IT. BUT IT WOULD NOT WORK. SOOOOOO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD TO FIND ANOTHER FLAT SCREEN TV FOR THE NAIL. THE DEAL I MADE TONIGHT STRETCHED THE MOST I WOULD SPEND FOR A CRAIGSLIST TV. BUT.....THERE WERE REASONS I SPENT TOP DOLLAR. HERE IS THE STORY:

 - I HAVE 3 DIFFERENT PEOPLE FOR 3 DIFFERENT TV'S. ONE I AM VERY INTERESTED IN BECAUSE IT IS A SMART TV , COMES WITH A WALL MOUNT , BOTH ARE NEW IN THE BOX , AND THE TV IS IN ARDMORE. THESE INGREDIENTS WERE A MAJOR FACTOR IN MY DECISION TO SPEND SO MUCH MONEY. THE OTHER TV'S WERE LOCATED IN MANAYUNK AND EDDYSTONE.  LET THE HAGGLING BEGIN.

 - THE 50" HISENSE SMART TV IS BRAND NEW AND STILL IN AN UNOPENED BOX. THE PRICE NEW IS $550. THE FULL MOTION TV WALL MOUNT IS $80. I KNOW I COULD GET BOTH OF THESE CHEAPER ON AMAZON OR EBAY.  THE CRAIGSLIST AD IS ASKING FOR $250 FOR BOTH AND/OR BEST OFFER. I SEE THE AD HAS BEEN UP FOR OVER 2 MONTHS AND I OFFER $50. I MAKE MY KIDS LAUGHS AND I SHOW THEM THE GUY'S ONE WORD ANSWER BACK TO ME......" RIDICULOUS ". WE ALL LAUGH , EXCEPT WHEELS,.....SHE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THIS STUPID TV STUFF , AND I WRITE BACK , "WHAT IS THE BEST OFFER YOU GOT ? "

 - MEAN WHILE I AM NEGOTIATING WITH THE OTHER 2 TV OWNERS. I GET BOTH DOWN TO $75 AND $100 BUT I STILL WOULD LIKE THE SMART TV NEW IN THE BOX WITH THE WALL MOUNT.  THE GUY RETURNS WITH A $200 OFFER. HE IS IN MY BALL PARK BUT WE ARE TALKING THE HIGH BLEACHERS. I RESPOND , " HOW ABOUT A $100 ". HE RESPONDS , " RIDICULOUS. " AGAIN , MY KIDS LAUGH.  I WRITE BACK , " WHAT WAS YOUR BEST OFFER SO FAR ? " I KNEW HE HAD NONE. HE WRITES BACK , " I WILL GO NO LOWER THAN $150. " SO........I AGREED. YEP , I PAID $150 FOR A CRAIGSLIST TV BUT AGAIN.,...........IT COMES WITH PERKS OF BEING IN ARDMORE , NEW IN THE BOX , AND A 50" SMART TV.

  - WE MEET AT CARLINO'S PARKING LOT. I TELL HIM I AM JUST 3 BLOCKS AWAY AT THE NAIL BUT I FEEL HE IS NERVOUS I MIGHT BE A RAGING KILLER FOR A TV AND A MOUNT SO WE MEET AT CARLINO'S. THE GUY IS ACTUALLY VERY COOL AND WE TALK FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. BOTH OF US HAVE COMMON INTERESTS. ME WITH THE BAR BUSINESS AND HIM WITH SPONSORING BARS FOR CHARITY EVENTS AND SUCH. I TOLD HIM TO STOP BY AND I GIVE HIM A BEER OR SODA. FOR THE SECOND TIME HE SAID HE WAS SICK AND I WAS NOT PUTTING TWO AND TWO TOGETHER. AFTER ANOTHER 5 MINUTES OF TALKING AND STANDING IN THE RAIN I INVITED HIM TO THE NAIL AGAIN BUT THIS TIME I GOT IT. HE WAS NOT FEELING GOOD BECAUSE OF CHEMO TREATMENTS. HE STILL HAD 2 MONTHS TO GO AND TOMORROW WAS ANOTHER TREATMENT. I FELT BAD AND JUST SHOOK HIS HAND AND TOLD HIM GOOD LUCK.

 BACK AT THE NAIL I CONTINUE MY CLEANING AND BAND CALLS.  I ALSO WATCH THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED AND SET A NEW RECORD FOR MOST HOMERUNS BY 2 TEAMS IN ONE GAME. ARIZONA I THINK HIT 22 AND THE PHILLIES HAD 4. IT WAS FUNNY ALL DAY I WAS HEARING ON THE RADIO " WHEN THE PHILLIES SCORE 4 RUNS OR MORE THEY ARE 33 - 5. IF THEY SCORE 3 RUNS OR LESS THEY ARE 6 - 23. " WELL EVEN LARRY ANDERSEN SAID THIS BEFORE THE GAME. PHILLIES LOSE 22 - 6......SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

 RAPTORS COMPLETELY SHIT THE BED WITH A LEAD AND ONLY 1 MINUTE TO GO. WARRIORS WIN AND FORCE A GAME 6.

 ANY WAY , I AM IN CLEANING AND FIXING MODE. I GET ALOT DONE AND DECIDE I AM GOING TO TAKE LAST WEEK'S CRAIGSLIST TV FOR $20 THAT IS NOT WORKING ANYMORE DOWN FROM ABOVE THE BAR. I WILL MAKE THE ROOM FOR THIS NEW TV I JUST GOT. THOUGH I DID FIND OUT LATER IT WAS TOO BIG. ANYWAY , I SAY TO MYSELF , " LET ME GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY TO TURN ON. I JUST FINISHED THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE AT 9:30PM BECAUSE THE RAIN STOPPED FOR A QUICK 10 MINUTES. I HAD THE LADDER AND MOVE IT BEHIND THE BAR.  I CLIMB UP AND PLUG THE TV IN. TO MY SUPER SURPRISE IT TURNS ON !! I AM SUPER HAPPY ( I KNOW IT IS LITTLE AND MEANS NOTHING IN LIFE ). NOW I HAVE TO COME UP WITH AN IDEA OF NOT TURNING THE TV OFF AND ON EVERYDAY. IT WILL CERTAINLY BLOW THE MOTHERBOARD.  I NEED TO JUST LEAVE IT ON 24/7......SO I TAKE A CHANCE.

  I RUN A EXTENSION CORD BEHIND CABINETS , A FRIDGE , AND THE BAR TO AN OUTLET. I LABEL THE CORD " DO NOT UNPLUG ". I RUN IT TO THE TV AND NOW I AM AT AN IMPASSE. I HAVE TO UNPLUG THE BAD MOTHERBOARD TV AND RE-PLUG IT INTO THE NEW EXTENSION CORD WHICH WILL ALWAYS BE PLUGGED IN.  MY MIND TELLS ME , " YOU KNOW YOU ARE A LOSER AND WITH YOUR LUCK WHEN YOU UNPLUG THE TV IT WILL NOT TURN BACK ON LIKE IT DID 50 TIMES BEFORE. " YEP....THIS WAS GOING THROUGH MY MIND AND ALSO I WAS WONDERING HOW LONG THIS LITTLE LADDER COULD HOLD MY WEIGHT.

  I TAKE A BREATH AND HAVE EVERYTHING READY. I HAVE A FLASH LIGHT ON , I'M ON THE LADDER , AND I HAVE THE 2 PLUGS RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. I FIGURE IF I DO IT QUICK ENOUGH MAYBE THE TV WILL JUST GO RIGHT BACK ON. ARE OTHER TV'S WILL STAY ON THE CHANNEL IF YOU ONLY LOSE POWER FOR 3 SECONDS OR LESS. SO HERE WE GO. I HAVE THE 2 PLUGS AND READY TO GO. I QUICKLY UNPLUG THE TV FROM A 6 WAY POWER STRIP AND RE-PLUG IT IN ON THE NEW EXTENSION CORD.   ANNNNNNNNNND THE TV GOES OFF......CRAP.

  I AM THINKING I AM SCREWED AND ALL THIS PREP WORK WILL GO TO WASTE. I MANUALLY TURN THE TV ON AND PUSH A CHANNEL BUTTON. I SEE THE CHANNEL INDICATOR POP UP AND THAT IS A GOOD SIGN. WITHIN SECONDS A PICTURE APPEARS AND I SEE AN ARIZONA DIAMONDBACK BATTER HIT A 2 RUN HOME RUN OFF THE PHILLIES PITCHER. HOW'S THAT FOR TIMING ? I AM HAPPY THIS WORKS. I WILL LEAVE THIS TV ON 24/7 FROM NOW ON. I HOPE I GET A WEEK OUT OF IT.......ACTUALLY I HOPE A YEAR.

 I CLIMB DOWN AND MY ELDEST WALKS IN. I DID TEXT HER EARLIER THAT " MR. RIDICULOUS " AGREED TO THE TV SALE. NOW THIS TV WAS SUPPOSE TO GO IN THE NAIL BUT NOW I GOT THE OLD TWO WEEK TV TO WORK SO THE NEXT PLACE WOULD BE MY BEDROOM. WITH MY KIDS ROOM COMING IN THIRD PLACE. I TELL HER THE ORDER AND SHE RESPONDS , " I THINK YOU HAVE THE ORDER REVERSED ". I GIGGLE AT HER SENSE OF HUMOR. I WILL SEARCH FOR HER BUT AT THIS TIME I FEEL MY ROOM IS THE PERFECT PLACE AND THE KID CAN CONCENTRATE ON OTHER STUFF INSTEAD OF TV AND NETFLIX SHOWS. I GIVE THE KID A RIDE TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET AND RETURN TO THE NAIL.

  PUTTING THE LADDER AWAY FROM THE BEHIND THE BAR I NOTICE A YUENGLING KEG TAP HANDLE HAS A PLASTIC CUP ON THE TOP OF IT. THIS INDICATES THE KEG IS EMPTY. OF COURSEE I HAVE TO INVESTIGATE. I GO IN THE WALK-IN FREEZER AND THE KEG IS HALF FULL......JESUS , NOW WHAT ? I CHECK THE CONNECTIONS AND GAS LINES. I EVEN CHECK AND TIGHTENED THE COUPLINGS BY THE TAP. I TESTED IT 3 TIMES ALONG WITH GOOGLING THE PROBLEM. I COULD NOT FIX IT. THE DRAFT BEER JUST POURS OUT AIR AND VERY LITTLE FOAM. WELP , THIS WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW. I AM OUTTA SPEED.

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK " AND THE END OF THE PHILLIES GAME AND NBA GAME.

  I AM PRETTY TIRED AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.LD. " I BARELY MAKE IT AND HEAD TO BED.

   TUESDAY       6 - 11 - 19

  TODAY WAS " ME DAY ".

  I DECIDED TO GO INTO FULL BEDROOM MODE. THIS MEANT EVERYTHING. HERE WE GO....FUN STUFF :

 - MOVE MY CLOTHES BUREAU AND VACUUM BEHIND IT. THIS WAS NOT PRETTY PLUS THE DRAWER BOTTOM BREAKS.

 - WATCH A GOOGLE VIDEO AND INSTALL MY NEW TV WALL MOUNT.

 - SPACKLE THE WALLS WERE NEEDED ESPECIALLY A LARGE CRACK.

 - INSTALL THE NEW CRAIGSLIST FLAT SMART TV TO THE MOUNT. IT WORKS PERFECT.

 - EVERYTHING IS NEW IN THE BOX AS THE GUY WHO SOLD IT TO ME SAID. FOR $150 THIS WAS A GOOD DEAL.....NOT GREAT.....BUT DEFINITELY GOOD.  TO GET A 50" SMART TV WITH A MOUNT RIGHT IN ARDMORE FOR THIS PRICE IS GOOD.

 - TEST THE TV AND IT WORKS GOOD. I ALSO TEST THE NETFLIX CONNECTION AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. " I NOW HAVE INTERNET TV IN MY ROOM ALONG WITH REGULAR CABLE.

 - MOVE EVERYTHING BACK AND SAND A CEILING AND SPACKLE IT.

 - I REMOVE A MIRROR FROM MY BUREAU AND INSTALL IT ON A NEARBY WALL.

 - I PULL OUT MY DESK AND COMPLETELY ORGANIZE IT AND VACUUM UNDERNEATH. I ALSO REMOVE AN OLD TV AND WALL MOUNT.

 -  REMOVE MY KIDS OLD MONSTER SUPER HEAVY TV FROM HER ROOM. IT WAS SO DAMN HEAVY AND BIG I COULD NOT MOVE INTO ANOTHER ROOM BY MYSELF AND PLACE IT ON TOP OF A SMALL FILING CABINET. I ACTUALLY LET IT HIT THE GROUND AND THAN DRAGGED INTO THE OTHER ROOM.

 - CLEAN UP THE AREA OF THE TV STAND AND WHEELS HELPS ME CARRY MY OLD BEDROOM TV UP TO OUR KID'S ROOM. IT IS HEAVY ALSO. I SET IT UP AND PROGRAM HER TV REMOTE. EVERYTHING WORKS VERY GOOD.

 - VACUUM MY ROOM AND WE ALL PLAY WITH THE PUP. THE DOG JUMPS ON MY BED AND WE PET HER AND LAUGH AS ALWAYS.

  I AM PRETTY HAPPY HOW MY ROOM LOOKS NOW. 

  I CANCEL COMCAST AND DECIDE TO KEEP FIOS TV , INTERNET , AND PHONE FOR A LITTLE LONGER. THE REP NEVER CALLED ME BACK SO I CANCELLED A SCHEDULED TECH FOR TODAY.

 I LOAD UP CHAIRS AND WARMING TRAYS. I DRIVE TO 3 FAMILY MEMBER'S HOMES TO DROP THEM OFF. WE BORROWED THEM FOR OUR KID'S GRADUATION PARTY. OF COURSE I HAD TO DO A JOB FOR ONE FAMILY MEMBER WHEN I STOPPED BY. IT WAS KINDA FUNNY. FOR 4 DAYS THEIR TV WAS IN " SPANISH " MODE. THIS MEANS WHEN WATCHING THE PHILLIES THE ANNOUNCERS SPOKE SPANISH. I FIXED IT IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES.

  DROP OUR ELDEST OFF AT THE NAIL AND I HEAD HOME. 

  WE WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AND 2 EPISODES OF " SCHITT'S CREEK " WHICH WERE GOOD.  OUR YOUNGEST JOINED US WHICH WAS VERY NICE....SO DID THE PUP.

  I ALSO FOUND OUT THE TV I LEFT ON 24/7 AT THE NAIL WENT TO BLUE SCREEN. OUR BARTENDER TEXTED THIS TO ME. OH WELL , BACK TO CRAIGSLIST.

  CONTACT OUR BEER DRAFT GIRL. SHE IS GOING TO MEET WITH ME TOMORROW OR FRIDAY TO LOOK AT OUR YUENGLING DRAFT THAT IS NOT POURING AT ALL.

 I HAVE 3 SIDE JOBS LINED UP BUT I ALSO HAVE A GRADUATION TO ATTEND. THAN.....I MAY HEAD TO THE BEACH FOR A LITTLE BIT.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I HAD A DREAM I AM IN OUR HOME LOOKING OUT OUR BAY WINDOW. A LARGE OCEAN WAVE WITH A DEAD DOLPHIN IN FRONT COMES BARRELING TOWARDS THE WINDOW. THE DEAD DOLPHIN SLAMS THE BAY WINDOW BUT IT DOES NOT BREAK. I JUMP BACK AND WATCH A TON OF WATER GO AROUND OUR HOUSE ON BOTH SIDES.............dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY      6 - 12 - 19

  WORSE LUCK EVER....TO ACTUALLY NOT BAD......TO WHAT A GREAT DAY !!  YEAH !!

  I DECIDE TO DO A SIDE JOB TODAY. A PLUMBING PROJECT OF REMOVING A GARDEN HOSE BIB AND INSTALLING A NEW ONE.  SIMPLE RIGHT ??......3 HOURS LATER.

  HERE'S THE STORY : ( I HAVE TO THANK PETE )

 I DRIVE TO QUAKERTOWN AND ARRIVE AT THE HOME. I HAVE WORKED HERE SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE. THIS IS MORE OF A " FAVOR " JOB. THE GARDEN HOSE SPIGOT HAD BROKEN OFF. I AM HOPING TO GO INSIDE TO THE BASEMENT AND ACCESS THE SHUT-OFF VALVES AND THE WATER FEED LINE TO THE OUTSIDE. WELL , I KINDA GOT BOTH BUT WITH A PROBLEM. THE SHUT-OFF VALVE AND COPPER FEED LINE WERE BURIED.  THE CUSTOMER HELPS ME REMOVE 10 BOXES OF BOOKS. WE THAN REMOVE A PANEL TO ACCESS THE SHUT-OFFS. OKAY THIS IS GOOD. I CAN NOW SHUT THE WATER OFF AND DRAIN THE LINE , BUT , THE COPPER LINE GOING OUTSIDE IS SUPER TIGHT TO THE CEILING AND I CAN NOT REACH IT. THERE IS NO WAY I WANT TO USE MY TORCH TO MELT THE SOLDER JOINTS. I WOULD HAVE TO CUT THE COPPER PIPE NEAR AN ELBOW JOINT AND A LOWER AREA. I AM DREADING THIS BUT THAN SOMETHING HAPPENS BY MISTAKE. I REACH MY HAND UP IN THE CEILING AND NOTICE THE COPPER LINE MOVES. THERE IS ACTUALLY ALOT OF " PLAY " WITH THE LINE. SO MUCH I PUSH IT THROUGH AND IT EASILY MOVES OUT FROM THE OUTSIDE WALL BY 10 INCHES. THIS IS A GOOD THING AND WILL SAVE ME A LOAD OF TIME.

  I USE A VISE GRIP CHANNEL LOCKS TO HOLD THE PIPE AWAY FROM THE WALL. IT WORKS PERFECT. I CUT THE LINE AND REMOVE THE OLD SPIGOT. I PREP THE COPPER LINE FOR SOLDERING. THIS IS WORKING SO WELL I WILL GET THIS WHOLE JOB DONE IN 15 MINUTES !! I HAVE EVERYTHING READY AND GO TO LIGHT MY TORCH TO SOLDER ON THE NEW GARDEN HOSE SPIGOT.  I GRAB MY TANK AND HOSE AND USE A PLIERS TO OPEN THE SHUT-OFF VALVE OF MY ACETYLENE TANK. NOW I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THE SHUT-OFF VALVE ON MY TANK FOR AWHILE. IT CAN ONLY TURN ON AND OFF WITH A PLIERS OR GOOD CHANNEL LOCKS. I ONLY NEED TO TURN THE VALVE ON FOR 5 MINUTES AND THAN.......................IT BREAKS OFF.

 UN......F'N.....BELIEVABLE !!!! I TRY TO TIGHTEN THE SHUT-OFF AS HARD AS I CAN TO GIVE ME MORE ROOM TO ACCESS THE TINY PIECE OF THE SHUT-OFF STICKING OUT. MAYBE I COULD USE A VISE GRIP TO LOCK IT ON AND TURN IT. 20 MINUTES WASTED.....BLOW !! I ASK THE CUSTOMER TO ACCESS GOOGLE FOR LOCAL PLUMBING SUPPLY PARTS OR A HOME DEPOT. WE CALL ONE PLACE AND THE SALES REP HAS NO IDEA WHAT AN ACETYLENE TANK IS. WE FIND A HOME DEPOT AND I CALL THEM. THEY DO HAVE THE HAND HELD MODEL BUT I AM RELUCTANT TO USE THEM SINCE THEY DO NOT HAVE A STRONG FLAME. SO , WE FIND THE NEXT CLOSEST PLUMBING PART SUPPLY STORE. IT IS IN LANSDALE 25 MINUTES AWAY. HERE IS THE SHIT STORY BUT ACTUALLY ENDS UP IN MY FAVOR BIG TIME. I CALL THE LOCATION AND GET A YOUNG KID WHO HAS NO CLUE. HE SAYS HE HAS THE " PART ".

  I DRIVE TO " FERGUSONS PLUMBING AND SUPPLY " AND I AM THINKING THE KID SAID " I HAVE THE PART ". IN MY HEAD THIS MEANS HE CAN REPLACE THE BROKEN SHUT-OFF VALVE BUT THAN I WOULD LOSE ALL THE GAS IN MY TANK.  THIS WOULD BLOW. I AM FIRST IN LINE AT THE COUNTER.....2 GUYS WORKING. I TELL THEM I TALKED TO " JAMEERE " BUT HE SOUNDED YOUNG. SMARTLY , I BRING MY TORCH AND TANK. BOTH SALES MEN DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHAT TO DO. THEY SAY , " WE HAVE TO ASK PETE ". SO WE WAIT FOR PETE......20 MINUTES LATER. I AM F'N SERIOUS 20 FUCKING MINUTES !!!   I DECIDE TO ASK ONE SALES REP , " CAN YOU GIVE ME A PRICE ON A NEW TORCH , HOSE , AND TANK. I SEE THEM ON THE WALL. " HE RESPONDS , " THE TORCH AND HOSE WILL NOT WORK ON YOUR OLD TANK WITH THE BROKEN SHUT-OFF VALVE. " I AM CONFUSED AND SAY AGAIN , " YES , JUST GIVE ME A PRICE ON EVERYTHING TOTALLY NEW ( I EMPHASIZE THE WORD NEW ). " AGAIN HE SAYS , MY TANK WILL NOT WORK WITH THE NEW TORCH AND HOSE. I AM COMPLETE FUCKING CONFUSED ON THIS GUY. I ACTUALLY REMOVE MY TORCH FROM THE COUNTER AND PLACE IT ON THE GROUND AND SAY , " I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A TANK , TORCH , AND HOSE PLEASE. I HAVE NOTHING ON ME AT ALL. I JUST WANT NEW EVERYTHING ." THE OTHER COUNTER SALES REP GETS IT. MY REP PUTS EVERYTHING TOGETHER ON THE TABLE AND SAYS , " THE COST WILL BE $480 "  YEP....NOT GOING THAT DIRECTION. STILL WAITING FOR PETE I ASK FOR THE CLOSEST HOME DEPOT......2 MILES AWAY.

 BOTH REPS SEE I AM GETTING IMPATIENT SO ONE GUY SAYS , " LET ME SEE IF I CAN GET PETE. " REMEMBER I AM FIRST IN LINE AND IT IS NOW 25 MINUTES.....HORRIBLE SERVICE AND TROUBLE SHOOTING BY THEM. I AM TALKING DIRECTIONS WITH THE ONE REMAINING SALES REP ON HOW TO GET TO HOME DEPOT FROM HERE SINCE I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I AM AT.  PUT IT THIS WAY.....MY CUSTOMER PROGRAMMED MY CELL PHONE TO USE GOOGLE MAPS. ANYWAY , AFTER 5 MINUTES THE OTHER SALES REP RETURNS AND SAYS , " I TALKED TO PETE. HE WANTS TO REPLACE YOUR TANK AND SHUT-OFF VALVE WITH THIS NEW ONE. I JUST NEED TO TAKE YOUR TANK " HE REMOVES MY TANK AND BAD VALVE. HE SLIDES THE NEW FULL TANK ON THE COUNTER WITH THE NEW VALVE AND SAYS , " OKAY , LET ME RING YOU UP. TOTAL PRICE IS $37. " I SAY NOTHING AND PAY WITH VISA....THAT IS A DAMN GOOD DEAL. I ROLL BACK TO THE JOB.

  AT THE JOB , WITHIN 10 MINUTES , I SOLDERED THE NEW GARDEN HOSE SPIGOT ON. I CLEAN UP AND ROLL OUT.

  AT HOME I CHILL FOR JUST 45 MINUTES. FAMILY COMES OVER AND WE ATTEND OUR KID'S GRADUATION AND THE LOCAL UNIVERSITY. AROUND 2,000 PEOPLE SHOWED UP AND IT WAS VERY GOOD.....FROM SPEECHES TO THE ENTIRE CEREMONY. WE MADE THE MISTAKE OF ARRIVING ALITTLE TOO LATE AND GOT BAD SEATS....UP IN THE TOP LEVEL. NOW THE SEATS WERE FINE BUT WE HAD ONE PROBLEM.........SOME KIDS. I WILL NOT GET INTO IT BUT THEY SCREAMED AT EVERY FRIEND'S NAME ANNOUNCED. THEY YELLED WITH ABSOLUTELY EAR PIERCING LEVELS THAT MY KID SITTING ON THE FLOOR 100 YARDS AWAY SAID THE FRIENDS THEY WERE CHEERING FOR WERE EMBARRASSED. THERE WERE ABOUT 12 OF THEM BEHIND US AND WERE COMPLETELY DISRESPECTFUL TO ALL THE PARENTS AND FAMILY THERE. I KNEW NOT TO GO CODE RED ON THEM BUT IT WILL ONLY BE FUELING THE FIRE. THEY ALSO TALKED THE WHOLE TIME DURING SPEECHES AND CUT UP KIDS WITH ASIAN NAMES. AGAIN , FUCKING DISRESPECTFUL. 

  OH , AFTON HIP HIP SHOW IS FRIDAY AT THE NAIL.

  AFTER THE CEREMONY WE TOOK PICTURES AND TALKED TO FRIENDS. IT WAS WONDERFUL. I SURPRISED MY DAD BY BRINGING THE GRADUATE AND MY ELDEST WITH ME TO PICK HIM UP FOR DINNER. HE WS ELATED. WE TOOK PICTURES. WE ALL MEET BACK AT GULLIFITY'S FOR DINNER. FOOD WAS GREAT , OUR WAITRESS WAS ADORABLE , I MADE JOKES , OUR FRIEND WAS A BARTENDER , AND I KNOW THE OWNER VERY WELL WHO VISITED OUR TABLE. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME. WE EVEN GOT THEM TO CHANGE A TV TO THE PHILLIES GAME. THEY LOST.....BLOW. THE OWNER AND I WERE TEXTING BACK AND FORTH THE ENTIRE CEREMONY BECAUSE I KEPT ADDING PEOPLE TO OUR TABLE.

 WHAT A GREAT TIME WITH FAMILY AND OUR KIDS. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. WE KNEW A TON OF PEOPLE AND JUST HAD A REALLY FUN TIME.

  BACK HOME WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH SOME TV. A FAMILY MEMBER DID CHILL WITH US UNTIL 10PM. WE STAYED UP A LITTLE BIT LONGER AND WENT TO BED. THIS WAS A GOOD DAY.

  THURSDAY    6 - 13 - 19

  I THINK I WASTED $20 AND TIME.

  THE YUENGLING DRAFT WAS NOT POURING. JUST CO2 AIR AND SLIGHT FOAM. THIS IS TELLING ME THE KEG IS EMPTY. A SIMPLE FIX AND I HAVE DONE IT MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS. I MEET OUR DRAFT CLEANING GIRL AGAIN AND WE TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHY THIS IS POURING ALL AIR SINCE THE KEG IS FULL. WE SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT. I CALL 2 DRAFT BEER TECHS AND GET THEIR OPINION AND POSSIBLY SET UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH THEM. THIS IS TURNING INTO A PROBLEM. THE GIRL AND I LEAVE AND BY THE TIME I GOT HOME MY CELL WENT OFF.

  THE DRAFT CLEANING GIRL SAYS , " DIDN'T YOU SWAP OUT 2 BEER LINES LAST WEEK ? "  AND THAT WAS THE FIX. I SWAPPED OUT THE DRAFT LINES BETWEEN SAM ADAMS SUMMER ALE AND YUENGLING AND FORGOT TO STITCH THE TAP HANDLES. I AM AN IDIOT.

CHECK THE BASEMENT FOR WATER. THERE IS NONE BUT THE OUTSIDE DRAIN HAD TO BE CLEARED OF MUD. IF THIS WAS NOT DONE........OH BOY. I NEVER CHECKED IT LATER IN THE NIGHT WHERE IT RAINED REALLY HARD.

  PLACE A FACEBOOK AD FOR THIS WEEKEND'S SHOWS.

 A TON OF REALLY GOOD GRADUATION PICTURES ALL OVER FACEBOOK.  OUR YOUNGEST , HER FRIENDS , AND FAMILIES REALLY TOOK SOME NICE SHOTS AND VIDEOS.  WITH ALL I SAW THERE HAD TO BE OVER 500 FAMILY MEMBERS SHARING AND COMMENTING ON OUR KIDS. IT WAS SUPER COOL TO SEE.

 CONGRATS TO THE ST. LOUIS BLUES ON THEIR 1ST STANLEY CUP. NOT SURE WHY MIKE MISSANELLI IS ALL BENT OUT OF SHAPE TO CHEER FOR THE BLUES. I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD STORY LINE WITH FORMER FLYERS , 1ST CUP , THEIR " GLORIA " SONG  , AND THE LITTLE 11 YEAR OLD KID WITH CANCER.

 CONGRATS TO THE TORONTO RAPTORS ON THEIR 1ST NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. THOUGH I THOUGHT IT WAS WEIRD WHEN RAPTORS PLAYER LOWRY , WHO IS A LOCAL VILLANOVA PLAYER FROM NORTH PHILLY YELLS OUT ON NATIONAL TV , " WE'RE BRINGING IT HOME CANADA !! "  WHAT ?

  DOES IT MAKE US 76ERS FANS FEEL JUST A LITTLE TINY ITSY BITSY BETTER THAT WE WERE THE ONLY TEAM IN THE PLAYOFFS AGAINST THE RAPTORS THAT WENT 7 GAMES , WAS IN TORONTO , LAST SECOND SHOT THAT BOUNCED 4 TIMES ON THE RIM , WE PLAYED HORRIBLE , AND EMBIID WAS SICK AS A DOG THE WHOLE SERIES ? MAYBE A LITTLE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL.

 WELP THE TV IS SHOT AGAIN AT THE NAIL. LOOKS LIKE THE MOTHER BOARD IS SPENT. I TRIED SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS AND NOTHING BRINGS THE TV A PICTURE.

 REPLACED A GARDEN HOSE NOZZLE THAT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR 2 YEARS.

  WHY ARE THE N.Y. PIZZA NOT SELLING? I THINK I FIGURED IT OUT. ON OUR TABLE TOP TENT MENUS THE PAPER SLIDES DOWN AND YOU CAN NOT SEE THE LAST ITEM ON THE MENU........N.Y. STYLE PIZZA.  SO WHAT DID I DO ? I SCOTCHED TAPED EVERY TABLE TOP TENT MENU SO THE PAPER INSIDE WOULD NOT SLIDE DOWN.

 MAN DID THE RAIN COME DOWN.  BUT IT DID NOT STOP THE MUSICIANS FROM COMING OUT. IT WAS SUPER COOL TO SEE 14 MUSICIANS ALL JAMMING AT THE SAME TIME. MAN, I AM SO ENVIOUS OF MUSICIANS. THEY MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY.

  SET-UP DIVIDING WALLS FOR FRIDAY NIGHTS SHOW AND OTHER PREP THINGS. OVER 80 TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD.

 CALLED BANDS AND COMPANIES THAT PAVE DRIVEWAYS.

  ON OUR NEW CAR THE DASHBOARD HAS REMINDER WARNINGS - "MAINTENANCE NOW DUE". THIS IS SLIGHTLY ANNOYING SO I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND HAD IT REMOVED. THE TECH WAS NICE ENOUGH TO SHOW ME HOW TO DO IT.

  SWAP OUT THE BEER DRAFT HANDLES AND KEGS AND NOW THE YUENGLING IS POURING GOOD.

  ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST AND WHEELS. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD NBA FINAL , A SCHITT'S CREEK , AND THAN IT WAS OFF TO BED.

  FRIDAY      6 - 14 - 19

  DAMN MY ANTENNAS.............

  START MORNING OUT WITH MY NORMAL ROUTINE. WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME TOO. I ALSO SEARCH FOR MY CLIP-ON SUN GLASSES. I JUST BOUGHT THESE AND FOR 2 DAYS I CAN NOT FIND THEM. I RE-SEARCHED THE SAME AREAS THREE TIMES AND STILL CAN NOT FIND THEM.

 TAKE OUR KID FOR A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT. SHE NEEDS APPROVAL FOR COLLEGE. I WALK TO THE BANK TO MAKE DEPOSITS AND WALK BACK. I TIME IT PERFECTLY AS THE KID GETS INTERVIEWED BY THE DOCTORS. OF COURSE I MAKE A JOKE WHEN THE DOCTOR ASKS MY KID, " DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE ANY HISTORY OF PHYSICAL PROBLEMS ? " I SAY , " DOES THIS INCLUDE MENTAL HISTORY? " MY KID SHAKES HER HEAD. I GET A GIGGLE FROM THE HOT MED STUDENT.

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. ANOTHER REALLY GOOD DEAL.  SELLER JUST WANTED THIS PRODUCT OUT OF HIS HOUSE ASAP.  THE STARTING PRICE WAS $135 , THAN $100 , THAN $75 , THAN $50 , AND FINALLY $25. I TOOK A RIDE TO LANSDALE AND PICKED UP A 50" EMERSON LG HD TV FOR $25. IT CAME WITH A STAND AND REMOTE. THIS WAS A GOOD DEAL EXCEPT IT WAS TOO BIG FOR ANY OF OUR PROPERTIES SO I DECIDED TO SELL IT TO A FAMILY MEMBER WHO ALSO WAS LOOKING FOR A TV. I ADDED $5 TO THE PRICE FOR MY TIME , GAS , AND TOLLS. I HAD MY FAMILY MEMBER PICK IT UP AT THE NAIL. HE LATER TEXTED ME THE TV WORKS GREAT.

  BACK HOME I AM OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP AND I INSTALL A COVER FOR A BASEMENT WELL WINDOW. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND IT IS MY SOPRANO GUMBA ACCOUNTANT.......HE CURSES A LOT. I HEAR , " HEY CHRIS , YOU GOTTA A FUCKING OPEN MIC OR SOMETHING FUCKING TONIGHT ? "  WE GO BACK AND FORTH AND IT ENDS UP HIS NEPHEW WAS PLAYING AT THE NAIL TONIGHT.

  OH , I DECIDE TO GO TO MY MAIN MAN SAINT ANTHONY. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR MY SPECIAL SUNGLASSES FOR 2 DAYS NOW AND DECIDE IT IS TIME TO SAY THE PRAYER......" SAINT ANTHONY , SAINT ANTHONY , PLEASE COME AROUND. THERE'S SOMETHING LOST THAT CAN'T BE FOUND. " I AM TELLING YOU THIS RIGHT NOW THAT THIS PRAYER HAS WORKED EVERY SINGLE TIME FOR ME AND WELL OVER A 100 TIMES.  I SAY THE PRAYER AND 5 MINUTES LATER MY ELDEST PULLS UP IN HER JEEP. I TELL HER TO SEARCH THE VEHICLE FOR MY SHADES. SHE PULLS THEM OUT FROM THE BACK SEAT OF THE VEHICLE AND I YELL , " YESSSSSS !!!! THANK YOU SAINT ANTHONY !!! " I OVER HUG MY KID AND SHE TAPS ME ON MY BACK SARCASTICALLY. I GET THE POINT AND LET HER GO. SHE STARTS TO LAUGH.

  I CHILL INSIDE FOR A LITTLE BIT AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. IT DID NOT TAKE LONG FOR THE NAIL TO BE PACKED.

  MY ACCOUNTANT'S FAMILY COMES AND THERE WAS A TON OF THEM. THEY ALL HAD GREEN SHIRTS ON IN SUPPORT OF THEIR FAMILY'S ACT. THEY DRANK AND THEY SMOKED CIGARETTES. LUCKILY IT WAS A NON-SMOKING NIGHT. MY ACCOUNTANT VIA AN AUNT BROUGHT ME 50 PENS WITH HIS NAME ON IT. I DID NOT TELL ANYONE I KNEW MY ACCOUNTANT AND THEIR UNCLE FOR OVER 40 YEARS.   AFTER THE SET , I GOT ON STAGE AND MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND SOME JOKES THAT I KNEW THEIR UNCLE / FAMILY MEMBER FOR OVER 40 YEARS. I ALSO TOLD SOME STORIES.  ALL OF THEM CHEERED AND LAUGHED AND TOOK VIDEOS AND PICTURES OF ME. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

  A SMART THING I DID WAS BOOK A SOLID LOCAL BAND. THIS DREW IN ANOTHER 30 PEOPLE. IT WORKED PERFECTLY. OUR STAFF RAN HARD ALL NIGHT AS WE DID OVER 120 PEOPLE. IT WAS A PACKED NIGHT.  THE NAIL STAFF DID EXCELLENT.

  MY DAMN ANTENNAS. TWO STORIES :

 1 - THE PHILLIES ARE PLAYING THE 1ST PLACE BRAVES IN A HUGE GAME. THEY ARE WINNING THE ENTIRE GAME. THEY WERE UP 8 - 2 AND NEEDED JUST 7 OUTS TO WIN.  THEY ARE UP 8- 6 GOING INTO THE 9TH INNING. I SAY TO A REGULAR PATRON , " I GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS INNING. " HE RESPONDS , " DON'T YOU ALWAYS HAVE A BAD FEELING ? " IN SHORT , THE F'N BRAVES SCORE 3 RUNS TO WIN THE GAME 9 - 8. A DEVASTATING HEART BREAKING LOSS. OH MAN DID THIS SUCK.

 2 - I HAVE MY YOUNGEST WITH ME AND SHE DID A GREAT JOB COOKING AND HELPING TONIGHT. SO MUCH THE BARTENDER TIPPED HER AND I PAID HER EXTRA. I TELL HER , " WE CAN LEAVE WHEN THE FINAL ACT GOES ON. "  FOR SOME REASON I DECIDE TO STAY AND HAVE A BEER. I DO NOT KNOW WHY I DID THIS BUT I DID. I ALSO KNOW I WAS THE DOORMAN SO I HAD TO KEEP AN EYE ON EVERYTHING. WE DID ALL NIGHT AND NOW THERE ARE ONLY 20 PEOPLE LEFT....HALF OF THEM LEAVING IN MINUTES. MY ANTENNAS ARE UP AND NOT 2 MINUTES GOES BY AND MY BARTENDER TELLS ME TO GO TO THE STAGE AREA. YEP..............TOUGH GUYS EYEING EACH OTHER AND BARKING LIKE ANIMALS FACE TO FACE. I CALM THEM DOWN WITH THE HELP OF A GIRLFRIEND ( WHO WAS THE HOTTEST GIRL IN THE HOUSE ALL NIGHT ). WE GET THEM OUT AND END THE EVENING ON A LOW NOTE. IT WAS DAMN SHAME BECAUSE THIS WAS A VERY GOOD NIGHT AND A COUPLE OF LOWLIFES STAINED IT.....A LITTLE.

  WE ROLL HOME AND I AM VERY HAPPY ON THE NIGHT OVERALL.

  I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH WHEELS AND WE TALK.  SHE TELLS ME SHE WENT OUT TO DINNER WITH A FAMILY MEMBER , A FRIEND , AND A 71 YEAR OLD STRANGER. THEY DINED AT " THE CLUB". SOME OF THE STORIES WERE PRETTY ENTERTAINING.  WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND IT IS OFF TO BED.

  SATURDAY      6 - 15 - 19

  DID I EVER TELL YOU I LOVE HANGING OUT WITH YOU ?

  THIS WAS MY KINDA DAY. I START BY VISITING THE NAIL EARLY MORNING. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH HOW LAST NIGHT WENT , THE NUMBERS , AND THE PATRONS WHO CAME TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE ACTS. I ACTUALLY ENJOYED JUST TAKING MY TIME CLEANING , FIXING , AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. I DID TRASH MY CRAIGSLIST TV I GOT 3 WEEKS AGO. FOR $20 IT WASN'T WORTH FIXING.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH THE PUP. WHEELS TAKES OUR YOUNGEST TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR THE KID IS DOING A ROAD TRIP AFTER A WONDERFUL SENIOR YEAR AT HIGH SCHOOL.  THE ONLY THING THAT WAS NOT COOL IS OTHER KIDS SHOWING UP AN HOUR OR MORE LATE. THEIR ROAD TRIP TOOK 5 HOURS INSTEAD OF 2 1/2.

 WHEELS RETURNS AND WE DO OUR OWN ROAD TRIP WITH THE PUP. I AM HESITANT ON OUR LEAVING TIME BUT IT ENDS UP IT WORKED PERFECT. WE HIT SOME TRAFFIC DUE TO A BROKEN DOWN CAR AND RUBBERNECKERS.

  STOP AT RUSSO'S MARKET FOR WONDERFUL ROAST PORK AND BROCCOLI RABE HOAGIES. THEY WERE VERY GOOD. AT HOME WHEELS WALKS THE PUP WHILE I UNLOAD. IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE BUT VERY WINDY.

   WE SETTLE IN WITH A GREAT DINNER AND WATCH SOME TV ALONG WITH SETTING UP OUR COMPUTERS.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK TO THE BEACH BUT IT IS TOO WINDY. SO WE TAKE THE INTERIOR WALKWAY FOR ABOUT 4 BLOCKS. I TELL HER , " HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU I LOVE HANGING OUT WITH YOU ? " WHEELS REPLIES , " YES , A COUPLE OF TIMES. "

  IT IS WINDY SO WE ONLY HANG ON THE BEACH FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. I FIND A RED KID'S SHOVEL ON THE BEACH. ON THE ENTRANCE TO THE BEACH SOMETHING HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR SEVERAL YEARS. IN FACT SO MUCH SO I LOADED A LARGE METAL SHOVEL FROM OUR GARAGE IN OUR VEHICLE BEFORE COMING HERE BUT SINCE I FOUND ONE ON THE BEACH......I USED IT. THE SMALL PROBLEM WITH THE ENTRANCE TO OUR BEACH IS STONE AND GRAVEL. I LIKE TO WALK IN MY BARE FEET AND IT KINDA HURTS A LITTLE. IT SHOULD BE ALL SAND SO I BEGAN SHOVELING SAND ONTO THE GRAVEL. WHEELS WATCHED ME , WALKED AWAY , AND JUST SHOOK HER HEAD.

  BACK INSIDE WE CHILL AND WATCH THE PHILLIES AND AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY AT BEST WITH THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE 3RD SEASON. WHAT SUCKS IS 4 MARVEL SERIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. JESSICA JONES ANNOUNCED THIS WAS THEIR LAST SEASON. I REALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHY. THEIR RATINGS ARE VERY GOOD.

  I HEAD TO BED AROUND 10:45PM. I JUST CAN'T STAY UP LIKE I USED TOO. I GET UP PRETTY EARLY COUPLED WITH BOOZE MEANS...........EARLY SLEEPY TIME FOR ME.  WHAT I DO LIKE IS THE PHILLIES WERE LOSING 5 - 4 WHEN I WENT TO BED. I WOKE UP TO FIND OUT OUR PHILLIES GOT SOME PAY BACK FROM THAT BRUTAL LOSS LAST NIGHT. PHILLIES RALLY WITH 2 RUNS IN THE 9TH INNING TO WIN 6 - 5......YEEEAAAAHHHHHHHH !

   SUNDAY      6 - 16 - 19

  BEAUTIFUL DAY TO GET LITTLE PUNCH LIST STUFF DONE AND THAN HEAD TO THE BEACH FOR A LONG WALK.

  UP EARLY BY THE PUP I HEAD TO THE BEACH AT 5:30AM. LITTLE DID I KNOW THE PUP WOKE WHEELS UP AT 3:45AM TO BE WALKED. ANYWAY , I HEAD TO THE BEACH WITH THE PUP AND I SEE A BIG GUY WALKING HIS DOG. HE SAYS TO ME , " 5:30AM ON A SUNDAY AND WALKING THE DOG EH ? " HE WAS RIGHT. I TAKE SOME PICTURES OF THE SUNRISE AND HEAD BACK AFTER TOUCHING THE OCEAN WATER.

  I LET THE DOG INSIDE AND GRAB A SHOVEL IN OUR CAR. I HEAD BACK TO THE BEACH AND SPEND 20 MINUTES SHOVELING SAND OVER GRAVEL TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE BEACH. IT MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE. I HAVE NO LIFE.

  BACK HOME I HEAD TO MY COMPUTER. I GET MY NORMAL STUFF DONE AND GET ANOTHER HIT ON CRAIGSLIST.

  WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE BEACH AFTER FINISHING LEFTOVERS OF ROAST PORK WITH BROCCOLI RABE SANDWICHES. WE CHILL IN THE WONDERFUL SAND AND LISTEN TO OUR PHILLIES GET SMOKED , PEOPLE WATCH , AND JUST TOTALLY RELAX.

  WE TAKE A LONG WALK AND RETURN OUR CHAIRS. WE TALK AND HAVE A BEER. THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL.

  BACK HOME WE ROLL TO HOME DEPOT. WE BUY SOME SUPPLIES AND SUPER GLUE. I MADE A PERFECT LOCK FOR OUR NEW 2ND FLOOR PATIO GATE. I TRIED HAMMERING A PIECE OF THE LOCK AND I BROKE IT. THE VERY LAST HIT BROKE IT OFF. I WAS SO PISSED. A 5 MINUTE JOB TURNED INTO 1 HOUR.

  AFTER HOME DEPOT WE STOPPED AT A CRAIGSLIST SELLER'S HOME. IT IS A 5 UNIT HOME RIGHT ON THE BAY. MAN WAS IT NICE. OH........I GOT ANOTHER FLAT SCREEN TV FOR $25.

  BACK HOME WE WORK A LITTLE MORE PUNCH LIST STUFF LIKE HANGING NEW CORDLESS MINI-BLINDS. THAN WE SHOWER AND ROLL OUT TO MIA MIA'S RESTAURANT.  THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND IT IS A BYOB WHICH HELPS BIG TIME TOO. THE ONLY THING THAT WAS DISAPPOINTING WAS ME SPLASHING RED PEPPERS SAUCE ALL OVER MY NEW YELLOW SHIRT AND THE OWNER/CHEF NOT COMING OUT TO SEE US AGAIN.

   WE ROLL OUT OVER-FULL AND HEAD HOME. WE TALKED OF GOING TO THE BEACH BUT WE WERE BOTH TIRED. WE HANG OUT AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF JESSICA JONES AND TO TELL THE TRUTH. AGAIN , JESSICA JONES WAS OKAY AT BEST AND TELL THE TRUTH WAS VERY GOOD.

  I AM EXHAUSTED WHEN MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. A FAMILY MEMBER NEEDS HELP FOR HIS WORKER GOT BUSTED FOR D.U.I.  I ALWAYS SAY YES TO THIS FAMILY SINCE HE HAS DONE 5,000 THINGS FOR ME.

 WALK THE DOG AND HEAD TO BED. I GOT A LONG DAY TOMORROW.........REAL LONG.

   MONDAY    6 - 17 - 19

   AN INTERESTING DAY.  A CELL TEXT ON SUNDAY NIGHT CHANGED MY WEEK BIG TIME.

   WHEELS COMES DOWNSTAIRS AT 5AM TO WALK THE PUP BUT I TELL HER TO GO BACK TO BED. I HEAD OUT WITH THE PUP BEFORE THE SUNRISE WHILE THE MOON WAS HEADING DOWN. I WAS ON THE BEACH AND I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS PEACEFUL. I POSTED SOME PICS.

 THE FUNNY THING IS WE TOOK THE PUP'S WATER BOWL AWAY AROUND MIDNIGHT THINKING SHE WOULD PEE LESS. I ALSO OPENED MY 1ST FLOOR BEDROOM DOOR SO SHE COME TO ME BEFORE WHEELS. NOOOOOO......THE DOG GOES UPSTAIRS AND GETS WHEELS. CRAZY DOG.

 BACK TO OUR CONDO -- THE CLEANING AND LOADING BEGINS.  BOTH WHEELS AND I ARE OUT THE DOOR AND ON THE ROAD BY 7AM. BUT WE WERE NOT GOING HOME......AT LEAST I WASN'T.

  LAST NIGHT'S TEXT - A FAMILY MEMBER WHO HAS DONE 5,000 THINGS FOR ME NEEDED HELP.  A WORKER WAS KINDA QUITTING HIS JOB VIA THE POLICE AND COURTS. I WON'T GET INTO IT BUT HE WAS STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK , AN ASS , AND A HARD PLACE. I WOULD BE THAT ASS BUFFER.  SO I TOLD WHEELS I HAD TO STEP UP. WE WERE MAKING A PIT STOP 10 MINUTES FROM THE WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE. WHEELS DROPS ME OFF INTO A PARKING LOT OFF ROUTE 73 AND THAN SHE ROLLED HOME WITH THE PUP. I STAYED WITH MY BASKET OF CLOTHES IN THE PARKING LOT. A FAMILY MEMBER PICKED ME UP AND WE WERE HEADED TO A LARGE BATHROOM JOB IN A BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD.

  AT THE JOB WE FINISHED ALOT OF STUFF.....DRYWALL , ELECTRIC , AND PLUMBING. I MUST HAVE CLIMBED 2 FLIGHTS OF STEPS 50 TIMES. TO SAY MY LEGS WERE HURTING WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.  BY 4:15PM WE WERE LOADING UP THE TRUCK , CLEANING UP , AND PREPPING FOR TOMORROW.  YES , I WILL BE WORKING WITH THIS FAMILY MEMBER AT LEAST 2 MORE DAYS.

  GOOD PERKS -- HIS WIFE MAKES AN EXCELLENT DINNER COUPLED WITH WINE , SAM ADAMS , AND LIMONCELLO....AND SOME COOKIES. I COULD NOT BE MORE RELAXED ESPECIALLY AFTER I TOOK A NICE WARM SHOWER.

 WHEELS ARRIVES HOME SAFELY AND HAS SEVERAL PRESENTATION MEETINGS.

  I WATCH SOME TV WITH MY FAMILY AND WAS NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING. AFTER ABOUT ONE HOUR I GET ON THE COMPUTER AND BOOK SOME BANDS.

  MY BODY IS ACHING SO " ALEVE " IS TAKEN WITH MY CORDIAL NIGHTCAPS.

 I HAD TO BED TIRED HOPING I SLEEP GOOD.

  TUESDAY       6 - 18 - 19

  DAY 2......OUCH.

 IN BED BY MIDNIGHT AND UP AT 3AM. FINALLY I JUST GO DOWNSTAIRS BY 4AM. TODAY WAS A LONG DAY.....SO WILL BE TOMORROW.

  WE ARE OUT THE DOOR BY 6:30AM. STOP AT A LOCAL DUMP TO LOAD OUR TRAILER. NO MORE DAYS OF SHOVELING THIS CRAP OFF. HE HAS A HYDRAULIC LIFT THAT MAKES THE TRAILER RISE UP 15 FEET.....MAN I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HAD TO DUMP A TRAILER. THAN DUNKIN DONUTS FOR A VEGGIE EGG WHITE SANDWICH AND THAN WE STOP AT A TILE PLACE WHERE THEY LOAD OUR TRAILERS VIA A FORK LIFT. I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES WE HAD TO CARRY THE BOXES TO THE TRUCK.  NEXT......TO THE JOB.

  AT THE JOB , WE BACK THE TRAILER DOWN THE DRIVEWAY TO THE GARAGE. MY MOTTO TODAY IS " " EVERY TIME I GO DOWNSTAIRS I BRING SOMETHING BACK UP." THIS IS MY MOTTO OF LIFE BUT TODAY " BRINGING BACK UP WAS 30 POUND BOXES OF LARGE FLOOR TILE. BY 9AM I WAS PRETTY TIRED. ONE BY ONE I WOULD WORK IN THE 2ND FLOOR BATHROOM DRY WALLING , DOING ELECTRIC , AND BEING A GOPHER.  EACH TIME I WAS SENT OUTSIDE TO RETRIEVE A TOOL , PRODUCT , OR WHATEVER ........I CARRY A 30 POUND BOX OF TILE BACK WITH ME. IMAGINE DOING THIS 50 TIMES. THE ONLY THING SILVER LINING ABOUT THIS WAS IT FORCED ME TO WORK OUT.

 I MET THE OWNERS AND THEY WERE VERY COOL. IN FACT THEY MADE LUNCH FOR US. A HOMEMADE RECIPE OF  " OUT OF THIS WORLD " CHICKEN SALAD. THIS WOMEN REALLY BUILT UP HER CHICKEN SALAD. SHE TOLD US THE LABOR THAT WENT INTO MAKING IT AND YOU KNOW WHAT ?.........IT WAS VERY GOOD. SHE CALLED IT " THE CRACK COCAINE OF CHICKEN SALADS. "

 BY 3:30PM WE WERE ON THE ROAD HOME. AT HOME A FAMILY MEMBER SHOWERED AND WENT TO A SMALL SIDE JOB. I OFFERED TO GO 10 TIMES BUT HE SAID TO STAY HOME AT REST. SO , I SHOWERED AND DID SOME COMPUTER WORK.

  I HAD A COUPLE OF SAM ADAMS SUMMER ALES WITH A FAMILY MEMBER AND WE CHILLED AND TALKED. IT WAS NICE.

 BY 7:30PM WE WERE HAVING ANOTHER HOME MADE FANTASTIC DINNER......PORK MEDALLIONS IN SOME SORTA OF AWESOME SAUCE , SCALLOPED POTATOES , AND SEASONED BROCCOLI  ALONG WIT A WONDERFUL SALAD.  WE TALKED , DRANK WINE , AND CHILLED.

 AT 9PM WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " ANIMAL KINGDOM ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 MY PHONE RINGS AND IT IS MY YOUNGEST. I AM OVERJOYED THE KID IS CALLING ME TO SAY HELLO. IT IS ALWAYS ME FIRST TO CALL OR TEXT SO THIS IS SUPER SPECIAL. THE KID AND FRIENDS ARE ON SUMMER SENIOR WEEK VACATION. I ANSWER AND SAY , " WELLLLLLLLL !!! ISN'T THIS A NICE SURPRISE "!!! YOU'RE CALLING ME FIRST. THIS IS AWESOME !!!! " THERE IS SILENCE FOR ABOUT 3 SECONDS AND MY ANTENNAS GO UP. THAN I HEAR HER LITTLE VOICE SAY , " WELLLLLLL , I KINDA NEED YOU TO HELP ME FIX A CLOGGED TOILET. "

  WITHIN SECONDS I HAVE HER FIX THE CLOG AND I HEAR MASSIVE CHEERING IN THE BACK GROUND. I ONLY HAVE ONE REQUEST AND I SAY , " SEND ME A PICTURE OF EVERYONE HAPPY THAT I HELPED YOU FIX THE TOILET. " SHE DID AND IT WAS ADORABLE.

  I ALSO HAD MY ELDEST STOP AT THE NAIL TO HELP ME PLACE A BEER AND LIQUOR ORDER.

 A FAMILY MEMBER ASKED IF MY YOUNGEST EVER CASHED A BIRTHDAY CHECK FROM LAST YEAR. I TEXT MY KID AND NEITHER SHE NOR I CAN REMEMBER. THE BANK SAYS IT WAS NOT CASHED. SO , SHE WROTE OUR KID ANOTHER CHECK. THAT WAS PRETTY COOL.

 TALK TO WHEELS BRIEFLY AND BACK TO CHILLING WITH FAMILY HERE.  BY 11PM I WAS HEADING TO BED.

  OH , EACH NIGHT I HAVE BEEN TAKING 3 ALEVE PILLS.

   WEDNESDAY        6 - 19 - 19

  ANOTHER HARD DAY FOR ME. UP AT 5AM AND OUT THE DOOR BY 6:30AM.  MY FAMILY MEMBER STOPS AT WAWA OR DUNKIN DONUTS EVERY DAY AND DOES NOT GET FAT. IT PISSES ME OFF.

 AFTER DUNKIN DONUTS WE STOP AT HOME DEPOT. WE GET SUPPLIES AND I EVEN GET SOME THINGS I NEED FOR OUR CONDO.

  AT THE JOB SITE WE CONCENTRATE ON TILING. WE FINISH THE TUB AREA , SHOWER STALL , AND FLOOR PAN.  THE CUSTOMER IS OVER THE MOON WITH THIS REMODEL. SHE IS VERY COOL AND A NURSE FOR OVER 50 YEARS. ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER STOPS BY WITH MORE TILE. FIVE MINUTES AFTER SHE LEAVES IT DOWN POURS.

  THIS DAY WAS THE EASIEST BUT I STILL WAS GOING UP AND DOWN STEPS......JUST NOT 50 TIMES......MAYBE 30.

  BY 4PM WE ARE HEADING TO PICK UP SOME BATHROOM CABINETS.

  BACK HOME I SHOWER AND PACK. MY ELDEST IS PICKING ME UP. I FELT BAD AS SHE HIT MAJOR TRAFFIC COMING TO NEW JERSEY.

  ALL OF US GO OUT TO DINNER AT YARDS BREWERY RESTAURANT.  WE HAVE A WONDERFUL MEAL , GREAT ADORABLE WAITRESS , AND I MADE JOKES. IT WAS A GOOD TIME. WE WERE TREATED FOR THE DINNER SINCE I HELPED OUT ON THE JOB SITE.

  SAY OUR GOODBYES AND WE ROLL TO ANOTHER BAR CALLED THE INLET WHICH WAS FORMERLY " WESTY'S ". WE WENT TO THE 2ND FLOOR ON THE OPEN DECK WITH A LARGE SPACE WITH OPEN AREAS OVERLOOKING THE BAY. WE HAD SOME DRINKS , ORDERED A LITTLE FOOD , AND WATCHED THE PHILLIES SHIT 2 GAMES AWAY IN A DOUBLE HEADER.

  BACK HOME WE PRETTY MUCH GO RIGHT TO BED.

  THURSDAY     6 - 20 - 19

    ONE OF THE BIGGER WEEKENDS FOR THE NAIL.......WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG ?

  UP EARLY AND I GO TO THE BEACH. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND SHOVELED MORE SAND ON THE GRAVELED ENTRANCE. THIS IS 3 TIMES. LATER THAT DAY I HEARD A MOM SAY TO HER KID , " WALK ON THE SIDE WERE SOMEONE PUT THE SAND. " I WAS GOING THE OTHER DIRECTION AND HEARD THIS. I JUST PUFFED OUT MY CHEST AND SAID TO MYSELF , " CHRIS.....WELL DONE............WELL.............DONE. " ( I HAVE NO LIFE )

  UP EARLY AND BEGIN CLEANING AND FIXING THINGS. I FOUND OUT THAT PAINTING OVER NEW CAULK MAKES THE PAINT CURDLE.  I INSTALLED NEW CORDLESS BLINDS WHICH ARE KINDA COOL. BUT, THE OLD SCREW HOLES HAD TO BE CAULKED AND PAINTED OVER. I TOOK THE NEW BLINDS DOWN AND BEGAN CAULKING AND PAINTING. WELL , I STRUGGLING WITH THIS. I FINALLY GOT IT DONE AND I AM MOSTLY HAPPY WITH THE RESULT. THE GOOD THING IS THE NEW BLINDS COVER 90% OF THE OLD HOLES.

  TAKE A PHONE CALL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER WITH A FRIDGE LEAK. THIS PROBLEM WOULD BE TINY COMPARED TO MINE LATER IN THE EVENING.

  AN OLD FRIEND STOPS BY AND WE TALK FOR A WHILE. I ALSO TALKED TO A FELLOW UNIT OWNER.

  BACK TO MINOR THINGS LIKE CHANGING THE LOCKING MECHANISM ON OUR 2ND FLOOR DOOR. I LIKE IT MUCH BETTER BUT I STILL WANT TO DO ONE MORE THING. THIS WILL BE DONE ON MY NEXT VISIT.

  ELDEST GRABS LUNCH AT PRIMO'S. THEY ARE EXPENSIVE BUT MAN THE BADA BINGS ARE GOOD.

 AFTER LUNCH WE LOAD UP AND HEAD HOME. WE LEAVE ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER THAN I WANTED. WE HIT SOME TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 95 AND MAJOR RAIN. WE STILL MADE DECENT TIME ON TAKING SOME BACK WAYS. MY KID USES GOOGLE MAPS AND I USE MY EXPERIENCE. WE DID NOT SEE EYE TO EYE ON THIS. ME ......I BELIEVE IN MY EXPERIENCE OF DRIVING , TRAFFIC I KNOW , TIME OF DAY , AND LOCATION WE ARE AT. SHE BELIEVES IN THE G.P.S.  

  AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND OUR GREETING BY A HOWLING DOG. MAN THAT IS SO COOL.

  CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT AND ROLL TO THE LIQUOR STORE AND THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL. I INSTALL MY " NEW " CRAIGSLIST TV FROM WILDWOOD AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY. I GET OTHER THINGS DONE AND THE MUSICIANS START ROLLING IN.  THE NIGHT IS MOVING ALONG AND I AM GETTING ALOT DONE.

  SO , AROUND 10:30PM I GET EVERYTHING DONE. THE MUSICIANS ARE WINDING DOWN. OH , BY THE WAY , ONE SOLO ARTIST DID THIS PINK FLOYD/E.L.O. THING WITH NO VOCALS WHICH WAS PRETTY DAMN COOL. I FELT LIKE SMOKING A BONG WHEN HE WAS DONE. ANYWAY , IT IS A LITTLE AFTER 10:30PM AND I NOTICE AND MAJOR MAJOR PROBLEM.

  I SLIDE OPEN A DOOR TO OUR REACH-IN BEER BOTTLE COOLER.....IT IS SUPER HOT INSIDE. I AM SCREWED. I TRY CLEANING THE CONDENSER COILERS AND OTHER TROUBLE SHOOTING THINGS.  I NEED A SCREW GUN TO CHECK BEHIND THE EVAPORATOR. MY ELDEST WILL BRING THAT SOON.  I DECIDE I HAVE TO MOVE ALL THE 300 BEER BOTTLES OUT RIGHT NOW.

  I BEGIN THE PROCESS OF MOVING BOTTLES FROM THE WARM COOLER TO THE WALK-IN FREEZER AND THE OTHER WORKING BEER BOTTLE COOLER BY THE FRONT DOOR. MY ELDEST COMES IN AND I AM THINKING , " ALRIGHT , I GOT SOMEONE TO HELP ME. " SHE TELLS ME SHE HAS TO GO. " SHE LEAVES AND I CONTINUE MOVING TONS OF BOTTLES USING LARGE PLASTIC CRATES. OH , 5 MINUTES AFTER MY KID LEAVES TO GO DRINK AT ANOTHER BAR I TEXT HER , " WHERE IS MY SCREW GUN ? " I GET A TEXT BACK , " I FORGOT IT. "

 ALSO , I CHECK MY EMAILS AND A COMEDIENNE WITH A BIG DRAW CANCELS ON ME. THIS SHOW WAS BOOKED OVER OVER 4 MONTHS.

 I ALSO NOTICE OUR ICE MACHINE HAS ZERO ICE IN THE BIN. YEP.........IT'S PILING ON.

  I GET EVERYTHING DONE AND BY MIDNIGHT I ROLL HOME. I WANT TO DRINK AND EAT....SO I DID.

 TV - STEVE COLBERT DID A VERY FUNNY MONOLOGUE ON TRUMP.

      -  JIMMY FALLON DID A VERY ENTERTAINING DANCE - OFF WITH MADONNA. SHE SEEMS PRETTY COOL. WHAT WAS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS DANCE-OFF WAS THEY WERE WEARING GLOW-IN-THE-DARK OUTFITS. SO WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OFF AND THEY STARTED DANCING IT LOOKED REALLY COOL.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT VERY GOOD. 

  WHEELS AND I HAVE BEEN LIVING FOR 2+ YEARS ON A FARM IN CLARION , PA. IT'S HER COUSINS " J " & " N " HOME. THEY ARE THE PATRIARCH AND MATRIARCH OF THE ALL THE COUSINS UP THERE. WE HAVE ENJOYED LIVING WITH THEM AND WORKING ON THEIR FARM. WE REALLY LIKED BEING THERE BUT GOT OFFERED TO WORK AT ANOTHER FARM WITH OTHER COUSINS NAMES " R " AND " J ". WHEELS AND I HAD A TOUGH DECISION BUT WE WANTED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW. WE ALSO DID NOT WANT TO HURT OUR COUSINS FEELINGS WHOM WE STAYED WITH FOR OVER 2 YEARS. WE CONFRONTED THEM WITH OUR NEW LIFE CHANGE AND THEY WERE NOT TO HAPPY. THEY DID NOT TALK TO US FOR 2 DAYS.  WE WERE BUMMING TOO BUT REALLY WANTED TO TRY THIS NEW HOME AND FARM. FINALLY AFTER 2 DAYS , " N " TALKS TO WHEELS ABOUT THE PLUSSES AND MINUSES OF MOVING. " J " SAYS TO ME , " YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE COLD DARK SEASON COMING UP. WE ARE READY AND OVER THERE THEY ARE NOT. YOU WILL HAVE ALOT OF WORK TO DO. " I JUST LOOK AT WHEELS AND BOTH OF US KINDA PUT OUR HEADS DOWN. WE REALLY WERE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO..............dream ends.

  FRIDAY      6 - 21 - 19

  CONTRACTORS CALL IT " STRETCHING IT ".  TODAY I WAS ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THIS.....STRETCH.

  I SPENT AN HOUR THIS MORNING PRICING OUT NEW BEER CHILLERS. THE CHEAPEST I FIND IS $1,000.

  BIG NIGHT AND I HAD TO SCRAMBLE. MY A/C GUY IS FROM NJ AND HIS PRICES WENT SKY HIGH. SO I HAD A BACK-UP PLAN. A LOCAL COMPANY HAS EMAILED ME TWICE IN THE LAST 2 YEARS TO SWITCH TO THEM AND I SAID I WOULD. BUT , I HAD ONE PROBLEM. I COULD NOT FIND THAT DAMN EMAIL. I WASTED ALOT OF TIME LOOKING FOR THEIR EMAIL.

  PART II - GO WITH ANOTHER COMPANY CALLED SEBASTIAN AND SONS.  THEY WERE COMMUTATIVE ( THOUGH I HAD TO CALL THEM IN THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT TECH SAID THEY CALL ME " FIRST THING " , ON TIME ( THOUGH THEY SHOWED UP AT THE NAIL AFTER I TOLD THEM TO GIVE ME A 30 MINUTE HEADS-UP ) , AND THE TECH WAS COOL. 

  WE MOVE THE BEER CHILLER OUT AND HE BEGINS TO DIAGNOSE.  IT IS QUICKLY ANALYZED AND HE HEADS TO A PARTS STORE. MEANWHILE I MEET WITH THE BAND WHO SPENT 6 HOURS HERE PRACTICING. I ALSO FIXED AN ICE MACHINE , FIXED A REGISTER , WEEDED OUT FRONT , HUNG A MINI-BLIND , AND CLEANED ANYTHING I COULD.

 THE TECH RETURNS WITHIN AN HOUR. WITHIN 2 HOURS THE COOLER IS UP AND RUNNING. THAN......HE SPENDS TIME CLEANING THE EVAPORATOR AND COILS. HE TELLS ME HE IS GETTING TOO OLD FOR THIS JOB AND HOPING IT IS HIS LAST PROJECT ON THIS FRIDAY. MY ANTENNAS GO UP BECAUSE IT IS ALMOST 1PM AND HE IS BASICALLY FINISHED. HE THAN SPENDS 3 HOURS CLEANING A 1 FOOT BY 1 FOOT COMPRESSOR. I MEAN , HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CLEAN A SMALL BOX ?  I KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING.........STRETCHING HIS DAY.  LITTLE DID I KNOW IT WAS $120 AN HOUR. THE GUY WAS COOL THE WHOLE TIME AND WE TALKED AS I RAN AND DID MY THINGS. I WAS GETTING A TON OF STUFF DONE BUT BY THE LAST HOUR I WANTED TO GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE.  HE PACKED ALL HIS STUFF AND THAN DECIDED HE WANTED TO RE-CLEAN THE COMPRESSOR. HE WAS OUTSIDE FOR SO LONG DOING SOMETHING I ACTUALLY THOUGHT HE LEFT.

 HE FINALLY FINISHES AND GIVE ME A BILL OF $705. I WAS FUCKING FURIOUS. I WROTE A CHECK , TOLD THE BAND TO CLOSE UP , AND JUST LEFT THE TECH STANDING THERE. I WAS SWINDLED OUT OF $400 AT LEAST. THIS JOB SHOULD OF NEVER TAKEN MORE THAN 3 HOURS......2 IS HE WAS QUICKER. I WAS SO GOD DAMN PISSED. IT RUINED MY DAY.  NOW I AM IN A HORRIBLE MOOD.

 BACK HOME I EAT 2 HAMBURGERS FOR DINNER , WATCH AN AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. , AND RETURN TO THE NAIL AGAIN. THE BAND IS STILL THERE PRACTICING.

  I BRING IN 2 COLLEGE GIRLS TO HELP OUR BARTENDER. THEY ARE ADORABLE AND THE NIGHT BEGINS WITH AN OPENING BAND THAT PLAYED WAY TOO LOUD AND SET-UP WAY TOO LONG. I SAID NOTHING TO THEM BUT MENTIONED IT TO THE FATHER. THE BAND JUST DIDN'T GET IT. THEY ARE YOUNG AND MAYBE OVER TIME THEY WILL UNDERSTAND SET LENGTHS AND SETTING UP. THIS DID NOT HELP MY MOOD.

  THE GIRLS ARE DOING GREAT AS A CROWD OF OVER 60 COME IN. THIS IS NORMALLY A VERY GOOD NIGHT BUT I WAS EXPECTING OVER A 100. I HAD A SECOND DOORMAN AND THE BAND SPIDER RICO DID A FANTASTIC SET WITH A FOG MACHINE.

  THE WHOLE STAFF TOOK A PICTURE OUTSIDE BY THE MARQUEE WITH THE DRUMMER. OVERALL IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND EVERYONE WAS PRETTY COOL.

  ROLL HOME AFTER 1:30AM. WATCHED TV, ATE SOMETHING , HAD ONE DRINK , AND WENT TO BED.

  SATURDAY       6 - 22 - 19

 NOTHING TAKES THE PAIN AWAY FROM A $705 BILL THAN A PACKED NIGHT.

 START MY DAY GOING TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE TO HELP INSTALL WOOD FLOORS.  THIS IS A MONSTER JOB BUT IT HELPS WHEN YOU HAVE 8 PEOPLE WORKING. THE TRADITION CONTINUES WHEN ONE BROTHER NEEDS HELP ALL FAMILY COMES IN.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

  RETURN HOME FOR AN HOUR OR SO FOR LUNCH. I AM STILL FIGHTING THAT DAMN $705 BILL.

  RETURN TO THE NAIL AND I WAS SUPPOSE TO LEAVE AT 9PM. A 2ND DOORMAN ARRIVED AND IT WAS PACKED. I COULD NOT FIND MORE BARTENDERS. I EVEN OFFERED $200 FOR 2 HOUR BUT STILL NOTHING. SO I BARTENDED. HOLY CRAP WHAT A NIGHT. WE RAN HARD ALL NIGHT.

  MUSIC WAS FUN AND ALL NIGHT EVERYONE WAS COOL....EXCEPT ONE GIRL. THERE'S ALWAYS ONE RIGHT ?

  I THINK I PUT IN OVER 30 HOURS AT THE NAIL. NO ONE REALLY CARES BUT I GUESS THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ON WITH FREE FOOD AND I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE THE CROWD KEPT GETTING BIGGER AS THE HOURS CONTINUED.

 THERE WERE ALOT MORE THINGS GOING ON BUT I AM SO TIRED I CAN'T EVEN THINK RIGHT NOW. I KNOW THE PHILLIES SUCKED ASS AGAIN AND LOST TO THE LAST PLACE MARLINS....AGAIN.

  BACK HOME AFTER 1AM. I HUNG OUT FOR A BEER AND SOME TV. I WATCHED SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. IT WAS COOL MY YOUNGEST WHO JUST TRAVELED HOME FROM SENIOR WEEK JOINED ME.

   SUNDAY       6 - 23 - 19

  BACK AND FORTH.........BACK AND FORTH.............BACK AND FORTH.

  ROLL TO THE NAIL EARLY TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WITH GREAT NIGHTS COME GREAT CLEANING.  OVER 50 CIGARETTE BUTTS OUTSIDE ( SICKENS ME ) , PRETZELS ALL OVER , AND I HAD TO SUPER GLUE A TOILET SEAT DOWN.  YEP.....ALL IN A DAYS WORK.  I SPENT 2 HOURS GETTING ANYTHING DONE I COULD. I STILL RAN OUT OF TIME BECAUSE I WAS HEADING TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE AGAIN TO LAY DOWN HARD WOOD FLOORS.

  OH , I HAD TO LEAVE AND RETURN TO THE NAIL TWICE BECAUSE OUR ALARM KEPT TRIPPING. I FELT LIKE I WAS SPINNING MY WHEELS GOING BACK AND FORTH 3 FREAKING TIMES.

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE WHERE WE FINISHED THE WHOLE MAIN FIRST FLOOR HARDWOOD. IT WAS A TON OF WORK BUT OVER 2 DAYS IT GOT COMPLETE. I WAS EXHAUSTED. MY FIRST NAILING SWING AND I MISS HIT IT. I HAD TO TAKE UP A PIECE OF HARDWOOD AND REPLACE IT. I ALSO MOVED TO ANOTHER JOB AND LET MY NEPHEW DO THE NAILING. I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED. I NEED R & R........NOW.

  BACK HOME WHEELS AND I PREPARE FOR A ROAD TRIP. I GET A HUGE SURPRISE WHEN OUR YOUNGEST DECIDES TO GO WITH US. I WAS INCREDIBLY HAPPY.

  ROLL OUT AND MAKE PRETTY GOOD TIME. WE STOP AT WAWA FOR GAS AND LUNCH. THEY GOT QUESADILLAS WHICH WERE OKAY. I GOT A ROASTED CHICKEN PARM HOAGIE WHICH WAS VERY BAD. I WANTED RUSSO'S ROASTED PORK WITH BROCCOLI RABE BUT WENT WITH THE GROUP...........BAD DECISION. SO SHOULD OF DID BOTH PLACES.

  WE UNLOAD AND WE WERE ON THE BEACH IN SECONDS.  I FRIGGIN' LOVE BEING 10 SECONDS TO THE BEACH. AS WE WALK TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE BEACH I SHOW MY YOUNGEST HOW I SHOVELED SAND THE LAST 2 TIMES HERE. SHE CALLED ME A NUDGE.  THE BEACH IS PACKED WITH PEOPLE. THE MOST I HAVE SEEN THIS SEASON. OH.......THE ASS.......GOD TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.

  WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST GO FOR A WALK WHILE I REST , PEOPLE WATCH , AND SEE A FAIR AMOUNT OF DOLPHINS. ALL OF US STOOD IN THE OCEAN ABOUT ANKLE HIGH FOR A LTITLE BIT TOO. THE WATER WAS WARMER THAN WE THOUGHT. I ALSO TALKED TO OUR VERY CUTE LIFEGUARD.

  BACK HOME WE WANT TO GO TO THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL BUT IT IS TOO LATE. THE BEACH WAS JUST TOO WONDERFUL AND ATE UP TIME.......SO WE DO THE BOARDWALK. THIS WAS A BLAST.

  WE WALK TO " STEWART'S RESTAURANT " AND GO UP TO THE 2ND FLOOR DECK OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN. IT WAS MAGNIFICENT. THE BEACH STRETCHES FOR 500 YARDS. A COUPLE OF OPINIONS ON STEWARTS. GOOD - PEROGIES , B.L.T. , STEWART'S VANILLA CREAM SODA , AND CUTE WAITRESS. OKAY - PRICE. BAD - CHICKEN CLUB SALAD AND MOZZARELLA STIX. IF I GO AGAIN I DEFINITELY DO THEIR BURGERS , FRIES , STEWARTS SODA , AND NOTHING ELSE.

  NEXT WAS VISITING THE DOG PARK......ALWAYS FUN. WE ACTUALLY DID IT TWICE.

  THAN 3D GLOW-IN-THE-DARK MINIATURE GOLF. IT WAS KINDA COOL.

  AFTER GOLFING WHICH WAS FUN WE VISITED AN OLD SCHOOL RETRO ARCADE ROOM. ALL THE GAMES WHEN I WAS A KID LIKE GALAGA , PACMAN , AND SPACE INVADERS. I PLAYED A COUPLE OF GAMES WHILE WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST DID A DANCE-OFF GAME. I WILL GIVE THE SCORE BUT NOT TELL YOU WHO WON SO I WON'T EMBARRASS THAT PERSON.  FINAL SCORE OF DANCE-OFF.......22,000 - 0.

  STOP AT DAIRY QUEEN AND SIT ON A BENCH ON THE BOARDWALK. WE PEOPLE WATCH AND JUST CHILL. AGAIN , THE WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT. 

 I FELT BAD FOR SOME ( ACTUALLY ALL BUT ONE ) PIZZA SHOP OWNERS. WE HAD TO WALK BY AT LEAST 10 PIZZA PLACES.  ALL OF THEM WERE SLOW ESPECIALLY WITH SO MANY PEOPLE ON THE BOARDWALK. THAN WE WALK BY SAM'S PIZZA.........THEY HAD 2 LINES OVER 25 YARDS LONG AND EASILY AN HOUR WAIT.

 BACK HOME OUR YOUNGEST ORDERS CHINESE FOOD WHILE WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN WITH A LIBATION. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " SCHITT'S CREEK " WHICH WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. IN BED BY 11:15PM , SLEEPING BY 11:16PM , WOKE UP AT 5:30AM TO PEE AND DRINK WATER , BACK TO SLEEP UNTIL 7AM.  THIS IS GOOD. I ALSO THOUGHT I HEARD OUR DOG WINING TO GO OUTSIDE. THE PUP IS AT HOME.

  MONDAY      6 - 24 - 19

  START MORNING BY DOING SOME LITTLE PROJECTS.  

  A WALK ON THE BEACH IS ALWAYS NICE TOO.  SAW SOME LIFE GUARDS TRAINING ON SURF BOARDS AND AN EXERCISE CLASS FOR KIDS.  IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL MORNING.

  BACK HOME I FINISH SOME PROJECTS BUT HOLD OFF ON A TUB STOPPER REPLACEMENT. 

  CLEAN THE PLACE AND LOAD UP.  WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME HOME.  I WANTED TO STAY BUT OUR YOUNGEST HAD TO WORK.  WE STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF FOR TAKE-HOME LUNCH.  WE TIMED EVERYTHING PRETTY GOOD.

  ARRIVE HOME AND UNLOAD. WE ARE GREETED BY THE PUP.....ALWAYS HILARIOUS AND NICE.

  I REST AND CHILL. I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. "  I FELL ASLEEP TWICE.

  YOUNGEST HEADS TO WORK AND I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AT THE NAIL. I GOT ALOT OF THINGS DONE LIKE FIXING A SECURITY ALARM GLITCH AND FRONT DOOR LOCK KEEPER.  BY 10PM I WAS TIRED.

  ARRIVE HOME AND 4 GIRLS ARE IN MY BED ( DON'T THINK CRUDE ). MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIENDS WERE WATCHING A MOVIE AND THEY WERE HILARIOUS. I TRIED TO CRAWL BETWEEN THEM TO WATCH WITH THEM. I WAS QUICKLY STOPPED BY FEET AND LAUGHTER. THEY ARE SUCH GOOD KIDS AND I AM ALWAYS AMUSED BY THEM.

  WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN AND WATCH THE PHILLIES FINALLY WIN A GAME AND AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ". THE WRITING HAS BEEN VERY GOOD OF LATE.

  I TRY TO WATCH ONE MORE EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. " BUT FALL ASLEEP. I WAS WAITING FOR THE KIDS TO FINISH THEIR MOVIE IN MY BEDROOM. FINALLY I ASKED MY ELDEST TO GO IN AND ASK. ALLS I HEARD WAS LAUGHTER. THEY DID COME OUT AND SAID THE MOVIE JUST GOT OVER.

  OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT.

  TUESDAY      6 - 25 - 19

  MY MEMORY.........IT JUST DOWNRIGHT BLOWS.

  I HAVE TO GET SOME SIDE JOBS , HOME STUFF , NAIL THINGS , AND NEW JERSEY POSSIBILITIES ALL DONE. I MUST START DOING SOME OF THESE PUNCH LISTS THINGS.  TODAY I STARTED A PAINTING JOB AND INSTALLING A DOOR CLOSER. I ALSO SCHEDULE TO TAKE OUR DOG TO THE VET AND PICK UP SOME FAMILY AFTER SCHOOL.  THE SIDE JOB WENT LONGER AND I MIXED UP THE TIMES FOR THE VET AND PICKING UP FAMILY. WHEELS TOLD ME THE TIMES. I HAD IT WRITTEN ON MY PUNCH LIST AND I STILL MIXED IT UP.  WHAT TOTALLY SUCKS IF I STAYED ON SCHEDULE I WOULD OF TIMED EVERYTHING PERFECTLY.  I LEFT WAY TOO EARLY ON THE SIDE JOB TO GET FAMILY AND THERE WAS NO ONE AT THE SCHOOL.  I KNEW I DID SOMETHING WRONG.

 ENDS UP A FAMILY MEMBER DROPPED OFF THE FAMILY I WAS SUPPOSE TO GET AT MY SIDE JOB. IT WORKED OUT GOOD BECAUSE I WAS JUST FINISHING UP.

 HEAD HOME AND MAKE A GAME PLAN.  PICK UP MY ELDEST AND ALL OF US GO TO WENDY'S FOR LUNCH. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY BECAUSE THE FAMILY I AM TAKING CARE OF ARE NON STOP ENERGY. THEY WERE A BLAST.

  AT HOME WE GO DOWN THE BASEMENT TO SHOOT POOL , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND WATCH SOCCER. I TRY TO TEACH THEM POOL BUT THEY LOSE INTEREST QUITE QUICKLY.

  BACK HOME I GIVE EVERYONE A RIDE ON MY BIKE. I ONLY DID THE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS AND MY RIDERS KEPT SAYING " FASTER " BUT I  TOLD THEM SINCE IT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME WE HAD TO GO SLOW. WHEN A BIG KID PASSED US ON A BICYCLE I HEARD , " OHHH C'MON. " 

 OUTSIDE 4 OF US PLAY BASKETBALL. IT WAS FUN AND AGAIN THESE KIDS WANT ME TO PLAY NON STOP. THEY HAVE NO CLUE I WORK IN THE MORNING AND WEIGH A HALF TON.

  THEY GET PICKED UP AND I TRY TO RELAX. I WATCH SOME TV AND HALF FALL ASLEEP.

  BY NIGHT TIME WHEELS AND I WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN ( GO BAMBOO STICK PLANTS !! ) AND AN EPISODE EACH OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ( GOOD ) AND JESSICA JONES ( OKAY AT BEST ).

  JESSICA JONES - I WONDER IF THEY FOUND OUT IT WAS THEIR LAST SEASON AND SAID TO THEIR WRITERS , " YOU KNOW WHAT , F' EM. WE WILL WRITE SHITTY EPISODES. " WE ARE 3 DEEP AND THE SHOW HAS BEEN SLOW TO BLOW TO OKAY AT BEST.

  SPEAKING OF PHILLIES I GOT INVITED TO THE RYAN HOWARD RETIREMENT GAME. LET ME TELL YOU I WAS ABOUT 8TH IN LINE. I BELIEVE THE PET CAT WAS ASKED BEFORE ME. I WAS ALSO ASKED TO HELP LOAD LUGGAGE FOR THE OWNERS OF THE PHILLIES.  THEY CALLED BACK WITHIN 2 HOURS AND SAID THEY WERE OKAY.

 HAD SOME LIBATIONS TONIGHT AND TRIED TO JUST CHILL. SINCE WORKING IN NEW JERSEY MY BODY HAS BEEN SLOW AND MUSCLES ACHING. I JUST CAN'T SHAKE IT.

  WEDNESDAY     6 - 26 - 19

 SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR BODY IS ACHING FOR 2 WEEKS ? YOU WEED 5+ TRASHCANS BEFORE 10AM. THAN YOU SCHEDULE A WEEDING JOB THE NEXT DAY. #I'MANIDIOT.

 IT ALWAYS FEELS GOOD WHEN FINISHING WEEDING. THE TRASH MEN COME AROUND 10AM EVERY WEDNESDAY. I KEPT THINKING TO WAKE MY YOUNGEST UP TO HELP BUT I DECIDED NOT TOO. I GOT ABOUT 75% DONE. I GUESS THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT WEDNESDAY.

 A HIP HOP ARTISTS EMAILS ME HE WILL NEVER CONTACT THE NAIL AGAIN. I RESPONDED , " FUNNY......I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING. "  THREE TIMES I HAVE CANCELLED HIS SHOWS BECAUSE HE DID NOT PAY HIS FEE FOR VENUE AND SOUNDMAN. ( I GAVE HIM 3 MONTHS EACH TIME AND EMAILED HIM 10 TIMES )

 I TRY TO CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I GOT PRETTY TIRED AFTER WEEDING 5 TRASH CANS FULL OF WEEDS.  I ALSO DID THE BACK YARD TOO.....MOSTLY CUTTING BACK TREE LIMBS HANGING OVER OUR FENCE AND THROUGH OUR HEDGES.

  I LIKE WHEN WHEELS WAS GOING TO WORK. SHE IS WALKING TO HER CAR IN THE DRIVEWAY AND I PULL A 20 FOOT LONG WEED OUT OF OUR TREE THAT WAS EASILY 20 FEET HIGH.  I GOT THE LOOK OF " MAN, YOU'RE SUCH A LOSER ".

  WOMAN WALKS BY OUR HOUSE WHILE WHEELS IS PLACING NEW FLAGS IN OUR FRONT GARDEN. SHE SAYS , " I LOVE YOUR GARDEN. EVERY DAY I WALK BY AND IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. YOU MUST REALLY SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON IT. "  WHEELS MADE A JOKE AND SAID , " I DO LOVE IT BUT MY HUSBAND DOES ALL THE WORK. "

  A DRIVER STOPS BY AT ME WHILE I AM WEEDING AND WE CONVERSATE. I TELL HIM ABOUT OLD SCHOOL KIDS WHO USED TO HELP THEIR FATHER.....NOT TODAY. HE LAUGHED. HE ALSO SAID HE LOVED OUR FRONT GARDENS.

  HEAD TO A SIDE JOB TO DO A " GO THROUGH " FOR WEEDING TOMORROW. MAN THIS LADY KNOWS HER PLANTS. SHE ALSO POINTED OUT A TYPE OF POISON IVY TO ME.....GOOD TO NOTE.

  PHILLIES WITH A WONDERFUL COMEBACK WIN OVER THOSE STINKIN' METS AND THEIR STINKIN' FANS AT OUR STADIUM. I LOVE LISTENING TO LARRY ANDERSON ON THE RADIO. AFTER THE 3RD STRAIGHT WIN OVER THE METS HE SAYS , " YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVEN'T HEARD AT ALL THIS SERIES ?......LET'S GO METS. "

 TALKED TO A FAMILY MEMBER AND HIS WIFE FOR A WHILE. I GOT AN UPDATE ON HIS SWELLING KNEE AND EMERGENCY ROOM VISIT.....CELLULOUS.

  WHEELS AND I DO THE BOOKS. I AM SO SURPRISED OF THE OUTSTANDING NUMBERS THAT BOTH WHEELS AND I THINK WE ADDED OR MIS-ADDED NUMBERS SOMEWHERE.  THE NAIL HAS BEEN ON A FRIGGIN' ROLL.

  PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT WORK. THE KID MELTS ME. I FIND OUT SHE GOT A SINGLE DORM ROOM AT COLLEGE. THAT IS PRETTY COOL. FOR 2 YEARS I TRIED TO GET A SINGLE ROOM AT KUTZTOWN BUT NO LUCK. SHE ALSO GAVE ME GOOD NEWS ABOUT TRAVELING WITH ME SOON.......YEAH !!

CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN....WELL ," NEXTDOOR " WEBSITE ACTUALLY. LOOKS LIKE SOME ONE IS GOING TO TAKE OUR BIG TV IN OUR BASEMENT. I HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE OF INITIAL CONTACT BUT IT IS HIS 3RD EMAIL TO ME. I STILL GIVE IT A 50-50 SHOT HE GETS IT.

 SPEAKING OF CRAIGSLIST....THE WILDWOOD CRAIGSLIST TV IS WORKING EXCELLENT AT THE NAIL.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO FIX A REGISTER AND DO 10 OTHER THINGS. I SWEAR IT NEVER ENDS. I DID GET ALOT DONE. BY 10PM I WAS EXHAUSTED AND ONLY HAD ONE PATRON HERE. I GET A CALL FROM A GUY WHO WANTS TO BRING FRIENDS HERE FROM A BAR DOWN THE STREET. I WAS SO DAMN TIRED I TOLD HIM I AM CLOSING.

  HEAD HOME AND GIVE A PATRON A RIDE TO HIS HOUSE.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THAN OUR YOUNGEST JOINS US FOR AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ". AGAIN THE WRITING IS GOOD. I HAVE A LITTLE TINY TINY MINUTE ISSUE OF THE GAY SCENES. SO MUCH KISSING ACTUALLY MADE ME A TINY BIT NAUSEOUS. I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW A GUY WOULD WANT A ANOTHER GUY'S COCK AND BALLS. I ALWAYS THINK OF THE COMEDIAN ANDREW DICE CLAY WHEN HE WAS ON A BEACH AND SAYS , " OH !! LOOK AT THAT HAIRY BUSH COMING OUT OF THAT SPEEDO. OH !! I GOTTA HAVE THAT !! " TO ME , MEN'S BODIES ARE DISGUSTING.  WELL , TO EACH HIS OWN.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT BAD. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. I DID ENJOY EARLIER WHEN MY YOUNGEST CAME IN AND JUMPED ON MY BED. WE SNUGGLED , JOKED , AND I TICKLED HER. SHE TOLD ME MY ROOM WAS VERY GOOD FOR WATCHING MOVIES.  SEVERAL NIGHTS AGO HER AND 4 FRIENDS WATCHED A MOVIE IN MY ROOM.

 SPEAKING OF MY YOUNGEST. AFTER A WEEK WITH HER FRIENDS LIVING IN OCEAN CITY MARYLAND ON SENIOR WEEK ALL HER FRIENDS SAID , " SHE WAS THE COOLEST PERSON TO LIVE WITH. " I'VE BEEN JOKING WITH HER ABOUT THAT ALL WEEK.

  THURSDAY   6 - 27 - 19

  MORE WEEDING.....UGH...HANDS HURT.

  UP AT 5AM I GET MY EMAILS AND BLOGGING DONE.

  6:30AM I AM AT THE JOB WEEDING. I THOUGHT IT TAKE ME 3 HOURS BUT IT WAS CLOSER TO 4 HOURS. THOUGH I DID TAKE TIME TALKING TO THE CUSTOMER. SHE SAID , " YOU HAVE TRANSFORMED MY BACK YARD INTO BEAUTIFULNESS ". SHE WAS QUITE DELIGHTED. I ALSO TOLD HER I WATER HER PLANTS WHILE SHE IS IN THE HOSPITAL FIGHTING CANCER.

  BACK HOME I TRY TO RELAX BUT I JUST COULD NOT SHAKE MY HANDS HURTING AND BODY ACHING. I TOOK A LONG SHOWER ( 12 MINUTES ) AND STILL KEPT HURTING.

  I PUT A 2ND COAT OF SPACKLE ON THE WALLS AND CEILING OF MY BEDROOM. WHY AM I DOING THIS ?

 I CLEAN A CEILING FAN AND ALL KINDS OF DUST FLIES OFF. NOW I NEED TO VACUUM. I USE THE VACUUM AND MOVE IT UNDER MY DESK. IT SUCKS UP A PHONE CORD. NOW I MUST FIX THE PHONE CORD. I HAVE MY YOUNGEST FINISH VACUUMING THE OTHER BEDROOM. JESUS !!!....ONE THING TURNS TO FRIGGIN' 4 !!!!

 MY YOUNGEST AND I WORK ON 3 BICYCLES OUTSIDE. WE OIL THEM UP AND AIR THE TIRES. THEY SEEM TO BE WORKING GOOD.

  LOOKS LIKE I MAY BE HELPING A FAMILY MEMBER IN NEW JERSEY AGAIN NEXT WEEK. HE IS FIGHTING CELLULOUS IN HIS LEG AND KNEE. HE TEXTED A PICTURE TO OUR GROUP AND HIS ONE LEG IS DEFINITELY SWELLED UP. OF COURSE THE BARRAGE OF TEXTING STARTED AFTER THE PICTURE LIKE " MAYBE THAT SWELLING WILL GO TO YOUR COCK. " YES....THIS IS MY FAMILY.

 WATCH PHILLIES BLOW A 1 - 0 LEAD IN THE 9TH INNING TO THE STINKIN' LOW LIFE METS AND THEIR MET STINKING FANS. DOWN 3 - 1 NOW IN THE 9TH I WAS SO PISSED. SO , I GOT SOME BAMBOO IN OUR BACK YARD AND THE PHILLIES SCORED 5 RUNS ON 2 HOMERUNS. I SCREAMED SO LOUD I HAD BOTH MY KIDS LAUGHING. I WAS YELLING ANGER AT THE TV TO THE METS AND THEIR FANS. I HAVE NO LIFE. KIDS CALLED ME A LOSER AND A NUDGE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO FIX A TV REMOTE AND OTHER THINGS LIKE THE MARQUEE AND PREPPING FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.

 KEIFER SUTHERLAND WAS AT HYKELS LAST NIGHT. KINDA COOL JACK BAUER MADE AN APPEARANCE.

  ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT. MUSICIANS WERE SUPER COOL TONIGHT. I AM JUST AMAZED HOW THEY LINK HAND TO EYE COORDINATION. I AM VERY ENVIOUS OF MUSICIANS. I CAN'T PLAY A FRIGGIN' GAZOO.

  LATE NIGHT WHEELS AND I WATCH SOME TV AND I HAVE SOME LIBATIONS TO EASE MY ACHINESS AND HOPEFULLY SLEEP.

  FRIDAY     6 - 28 - 19

NOW THAT WAS A GOOD CHOICE.......

  MY YOUNGEST AND I PACKED LAST NIGHT. BY 5AM I WAS LOADING THE CAR AND WE WERE HEADING TOWARDS THE BEACH. ON THE ROAD BY 5:47AM WE MADE IT TO NORTH WILDWOOD IN 80 MINUTES. THIS IS THE BEST TIME I EVER DONE. I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND LEAVING NO LATER THAN 6AM.......5:30AM BE BETTER.

  THE COOL THING IS BEING WITH MY KID. THE OTHER COOL THING SHE SAID , " MAN WE GOT SOME MUCH DONE TODAY AND IT IS NOT EVEN 1PM. " MY YOUNGEST WAS RIGHT.  HERE IS OUR FULL DAY AND NIGHT.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT.

 - STOP AND GET GAS.

 - STOP AT A DINER AND WATCH A PAKISTAN OWNER GET MAD AT 2 PATRONS FOR WANTING TO ORDER A " KIDS MEAL . " THE PATRONS SAY , " THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. " HE REPLIED , " MENU CLEARLY SAY , MUST BE 12 TO ORDER KID MEAL. YOU NOT UNDERSTAND.....NOW GO !! "  NO KID MEAL FOR YOU !! "  IT WAS A LITTLE EMBARRASSING SINCE WE WERE THE TABLE RIGHT NEXT TO THEM BY IT WAS KINDA COOL BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE AN EPISODE OF SEINFELD WITH THE SOUP NAZI.

 - STOP AT WALMART.

 - STOP BACK AT HOME DEPOT.

 - DRIVE TO STONE HARBOR.  WE PARK ABOUT 4 BLOCKS FROM A MOVIE THEATRE. WE WALK AND WATCH SOME GUYS PLAYING BASKETBALL AND TALK TO A NICE COUPLE WALKING A DOG. I ALSO REFUSED TO PAY ONE QUARTER FOR 10 MINUTES SO WE PARKED 4 BLOCKS AWAY. I DID NOT CARE. I WAS INCREDIBLY ENJOYING THIS TIME WITH MY KID.

 - ENTER MOVIE THEATRE AND THEY HAVE A SUPER COOL BURGER AND BAR JOINT AS SOON AS YOU ENTER. WE BROUGHT CANDY IN FROM WAL-MART BUT I PROBABLY SHOULD OF BROUGHT OUR WATER BOTTLES. I PURCHASED ONE BOTTLE OF WATER ( 12 OUNCE ) FOR $4.....JESUS. THE MOVIE THEATRE IS SMART.....THEY MAKE THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLES.

 MY YOUNGEST TOLD ME IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO BRING FOOD INTO A MOVIE THEATRE. SOME THEATRES FROWN ON IT AND SOME DON'T'.

 - WE WATCH THE MOVIE " ROCKETMAN ". AN ELTON JOHN STORY.  WE WERE THE ONLY ONES IN THE THEATER. I TOOK SOME PICTURES ALL DAY WITH MY KID AND POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK. SOME SUPER COOL PICS ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

 MY TAKE ON THE MOVIE " ROCKETMAN " :

  --- AT ONE POINT IT WAS BETTER THAN THE QUEEN MOVIE.  THE MOVIE HAD A BETTER PLOT AND STORYLINE BUT THE QUEEN MOVIE WAS MORE FUN......UNTIL THE END OF COURSE.

  --- GAY SCENES.....WE GET IT. I LOOKED AWAY AND ASKED MY KID TELL ME WHEN THE BEDROOM SCENE WAS DONE. SHE SAYS YES. I TURN BACK AND THE 2 GUYS ARE NAKED IN ANOTHER POSITION. I QUICKLY TURN TO MY KID AND SHE SAYS , " I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER ? "

  --- SPIN SCENE......I ACTUALLY LOOKED AWAY BECAUSE IT WAS MAKING ME DIZZY.

  --- THE MOVIE IS PRETTY DAMN DEPRESSING. I STARTED THINKING THIS GUY HAS AN INCREDIBLE GIFT , MULTI MULTI MILLIONAIRE , PLAYS MUSIC FOR A LIVING , AND IS LOVED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. IT IS TIME TO STOP WINING AND ENJOY YOUR FUCKING AWESOME LIFE.

  --- I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS A MUSICAL LIKE " INTO THE WOODS " WHICH SUCKED ASS.  BUT , THE SONGS WERE CHOREOGRAPHED EXCELLENT INTO THE PLOT AND DIALOGUE OF THE MOVIE. I MEAN EXCELLENT.

  --- BOTH OF US AGREED THIS MOVIE WAS BETTER THAN " BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY " BUT THEY WERE TOTALLY 2 DIFFERENT WAYS OF PRESENTING THE ARTISTS AND THEIR MUSIC.

  WE ARRIVE AT OUR CONDO AND SETTLE IN. IT WAS LEFT VERY GOOD BY THE PREVIOUS RENTERS EXCEPT FOR THE A/C WAS LEFT ON , A CEILING FAN , AND SOME AMERICAN CHEESE IN THE FRIDGE. BESIDES THAT IS WAS VERY GOOD. I AM VERY GLAD I CAME HERE BECAUSE THE PLACE IS RENTED SOLID FOR 2 MONTHS. I AM SUPER ENJOYING BEING HERE.

 WATCH THE U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM HOLD ON AND WIN OVER HOME TEAM FRANCE. THEY WERE TOTALLY OUTPLAYED AND SOME HORRIBLE PASSING. BUT , 2 TIMELY GOALS AND THEY WON 2 - 1.

  MY KID SLEEPS AND I WATCH TV. I ALSO DID SOME PROJECTS AND WAS INCREDIBLY HAPPY ON ONE PROJECT.....A TUB DRAIN. I REPLACED A BAD STOPPER BY REMOVING AN OLD TUB DRAIN. I INSTALLED A NEW ONE AND THIS LITTLE THING HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME SINCE 2006. I GOT SOME OTHER LITTLE THINGS DONE TOO. THIS MADE ME FEEL GOOD THAT ALL MY PROJECTS WERE DONE.

  OFF TO THE BEACH AT 8PM AT NIGHT. WE BRING DRINKS AND SNACKS. WE ALSO BRING A RADIO TO LISTEN TO THE PHILLIES LOSE AND A WIRELESS SPEAKER TO LISTEN TO THE STRAY CATS. THE WIRELESS WORKED OKAY BUT NOT THE BEST BECAUSE THERE WAS NOT A STRONG CELL SIGNAL AT THE BEACH SO THE MUSIC KEPT GOING ON AND OFF.  IT WAS A PICTURE PERFECT NIGHT.

  WE STAY ON THE BEACH UNTIL 10PM....IT WAS AWESOME JUST CHILLING. WE TOOK A WALK AND STOOD IN THE OCEAN WATER WHICH WAS LIKE BATH WATER. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 WE WALK TOWARDS THE 10PM FIREWORKS AND IT WAS SUPER COOL.  WE GOT RIGHT UNDER THE FIREWORKS AND TOOK COOL PICTURES AND A GREAT VIDEO. I WILL ALWAYS DO THIS. THE ONLY THING WAS WALKING BACK AT 10:30PM AND HOPING OUR CHAIRS AND BAG WERE STILL THERE.............AND AVOIDING THE POLICE PATROLLING THE BEACH.

  AT HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A NETFLIX MOVIE CALLED " MURDER MYSTERY " WITH ADAM SANDLER AND JENNIFER ANISTON. IT WAS PRETTY BAD BUT FUNNY AT TIMES.

  SATURDAY    6 - 29 - 19

 ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END. IN MY CASE..........IT COULD OF BEEN LONGER.

  I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I ENJOY BEING WITH MY YOUNGEST. A LITTLE EXAMPLE IS HER FRIENDS NAMED HER " COOLEST PERSON TO BE WITH ".  HOW IS THAT FOR A NICE LITTLE COMPLIMENT ?  WELL , I COULD NOT AGREE WITH IT MORE. I WANTED " ME TIME " WITH THE KID AND I GOT IT.

  TAKE OUR BIKES FOR A RIDE ON THE BOARDWALK. I AM GOING TO DO THIS AS MUCH AS I CAN IN THE FUTURE. MAN IT IS SO ENJOYABLE. WE RODE TO THE END OF THE BOARDWALK TO A BREAKFAST DINER WE LIKE. ONLY HAD ONE PROBLEM......THE BUSINESS WAS CLOSED.

  TALK TO A VERY NICE POLICE OFFICER AND HE RECOMMENDS " ROUTE 66 RESTAURANT ". SO THIS IS WHERE WE WENT. A WONDERFUL RIDE ON THE BOARDWALK TO THIS PLACE. 

  ALSO , IT WAS A HUGE SOCCER TOURNAMENT THIS WEEK. THERE HAD TO BE 300 TEAMS AND 30 GAMES GOING ON AT ONCE ON THE BEACH. AT 9AM THE WILDWOOD BEACHES WERE PACKED WITH PARENTS AND KIDS. THE BOARDWALK WAS PRETTY BUSY TOO.

  HIT " ROUTE 66 " FOR CHOCOLATE PANCAKES AND A BAGEL WITH CREAM CHEESE. WE HAD 2 BOTTLED WATERS AND A RASPBERRY ICED TEA. TOTAL COST $19. THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND SO WAS OUR WAITRESS WHO TOLD ME THEY WERE VOTED BEST BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA 3 YEARS IN A ROW. I GUESS THIS WILL BE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT TIME.

 BACK RIDING ON THE BOARDWALK I AM ENJOYING TALKING WITH MY YOUNGEST , PEOPLE WATCHING , AND THE WONDERFUL LOCATION. IT COULD NOT GET MORE BETTER........FOR NOW.

  BACK HOME I LET MY KID REST WHILE I DO LITTLE PROJECTS AND BEGIN TO CLEAN. I PRIDE MYSELF ON CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR OUR RENTERS. AFTER ABOUT 4 HOURS WE LOAD UP. I THOUGHT I LEFT OUR CONDO IN EXCELLENT SHAPE.

  I TALK TO 2 NEIGHBORS AND WE HEAD TO THE NEXT SHORE POINT.  THERE IS NO TRAFFIC.

  STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S GORGEOUS HUGE HOME. THEY GIVE US A TOUR AND THIS HOUSE IS OFF THE CHARTS.......3 STORIES , DECKS , BAY FRONT , BOAT , POOL , ELEVATOR , GOLF CART , AND SO MUCH MORE. AFTER JEALOUSY , SOMBERNESS SETTLED IN. I GOT MELANCHOLY JUST THINKING THAT THESE FAMILY MEMBERS NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MONEY EVER. THEIR KIDS DON'T HAVE TOO. THEIR KIDS KIDS DON'T HAVE TOO. IMAGINE YOUR LIFE WITH MONEY TAKEN OUT OF THE EQUATION ? IT IS SICK TO THINK ABOUT. NO WORRYING ABOUT MORTGAGES , COLLEGE FOR THE KIDS , CAR PAYMENTS , CREDIT CARDS FEES , TRAVELING COSTS , AND MORE. SPEAKING OF TRAVELING. OUR FAMILY MEMBERS TOOK A PRIVATE JET TO NANTUCKET. THEY SHOWED ME PICTURES. MAN , THAT HAD TO BE COOL.

   WE SIT BY THE POOL AND TALK. WE WISH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A FAMILY MEMBER AND ALSO TOOK A NICE GOLF CART RIDE AROUND THIS VERY EXCLUSIVE AREA.  WHEN WE GOT BACK A FAMILY MEMBER AND I CLEANED MY CAR WINDSHIELD WHICH WAS HIT BY A FLOCK OF SEA GULLS WHICH I ASSUMED HAD CALAMARI FOR BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND DINNER.

  WE ROLL TO THE NEXT SHORE POINT AND WE TALK ABOUT WHAT WE WOULD DO IF WE WERE MULTI-MILLIONAIRES. THE FIRST THING WAS " MAKE SURE OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY WAS TOTALLY PAID OFF WITH MORTGAGES AND COLLEGE TUITIONS ". BOTH MY KID AND I AGREED WE HELP FAMILY FIRST WITH ANY KINDS OF MONEY PAYMENTS. MY YOUNGEST ASKED IF I LIKE TO BE FAMOUS. I REPLIED , " I LIKE TO GIVE IT A TRY."

  ARRIVE AT THE NEXT SHORE POINT AND THE BAD WEATHER CAME IN. MY YOUNGEST AND I WALK THE BEACH AND SIT BY THE WATER'S EDGE. IT IS A PRETTY COOL SCENE AS OVER THE OCEAN IS BLUE SKIES BUT BEHIND US IS DARK OMINOUS BLACK CLOUDS. THE BAD WEATHER WAS COMING IN.  WE SAW SOME LIGHTNING AND HEADED BACK TO THE HOUSE WITH THE FAMILY.

  A TON OF KIDS ALL OVER THE PLACE. IT IS LOUD AND CHAOTIC. IT WAS A SCENE TO SEE. MAN I MISS THAT ENERGY.

  WE PLAYED AND TALKED WITH THEM AND WATCHED THE PHILLIES BLOW A 6 - 1 LEAD AND LOSE TO THE LAST PLACE MARLINS AGAIN.........9 - 6.  I WAS VERY TIRED SINCE I WAS UP AT 4AM. IT IS NOW 7PM AND WE ARE WAITING ON A PIZZA DINNER. THE SHORE POINT PIZZA BUSINESSES ARE PACKED AND BUSY SO A 2 HOUR WAIT IS NORMAL HERE.  I WAS NOT REAL HUNGRY AND THAN MY CELL PHONE STARTED GOING OFF. WE HAD PLANNED TO STAY A NIGHT , DO A BEACH DAY TOMORROW , AND RIDE A WAVE RUNNER. BUT...........MY MOOD CHANGED VERY FAST.

  I AM NOT GOING TO GET INTO IT BUT 1 PHONE CALL FROM WHEELS AND 2 TEXTS ABOUT OUR CONDO AND THE NAIL SOLIDIFIED MY DOWNWARD SPIRALING MOOD.  JUST 30 MINUTES AGO A FAMILY MEMBER ASKED ME TO SCOOCH OVER ON THE COUCH TOWARDS HIM. HE WHISPERS , " YOU'RE MY FAVORITE UNCLE ".  30 MINUTES LATER I AM PISSED AT MY BAD LUCK OF EVENTS ON 3 DIFFERENT THINGS......ALL AT THE SAME FUCKING TIME.  I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST AND SHE WANTS TO ROLL HOME TOO. THE KID IS HEADING TO ANOTHER VACATION SPOT FOR A WEEK AND WANTED TO PACK AND JUST SETTLE IN. SO , WE ROLLED OUT. THE BEST JOKE WAS WHEN I WAS LEAVING A FAMILY MEMBER SAID , " IT MUST BE IMPORTANT , CHRIS IS LEAVING WITHOUT PIZZA ". YEP , I BRUNT ALL THE FAT JOKES IN THIS FAMILY.

  WHEELS CALLS AGAIN AND CONVINCES ME NOT TO CONFRONT THE 2ND PROBLEM AND JUST COME HOME. I AM NEAR CODE RED AND EVEN MY YOUNGEST SAID THE PROBLEM STARTED WAS NOT RIGHT. ANYWAY , I AGREED WITH MY KID AND WHEELS AND TAKE THEIR ADVICE. I WAS SO DAMN PISSED BUT IT WAS THE RIGHT CALL. I WILL NOT MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A PROVERBIAL MOLE HILL......AS THEY SAY.

  WE ROLL HOME AND MAKE GREAT TIME. I GET TO ENJOY 80 MINUTES ALONE TIME WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THAT DEFINITELY HELPED. WE LISTENED TO MUSIC , TALKED , AND PICKED UP SUSHI WHEN NEAR OUR HOME.

 GREETED BY WHEELS AND THE PUP ON THE PATIO WE SETTLE IN. WE UNLOAD AND I IMMEDIATELY START TROUBLE SHOOTING OUR A/C UNIT AT 9PM AT NIGHT. YEP , THIS WAS ONE OF THE 3 PROBLEMS......NOT COOLING PROPERLY.

  IT WAS GOOD TO BE HOME. I SETTLE IN WITH A LIBATION AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT AND AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK " WHICH WAS GOOD. BY 11PM I COULDN'T KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I HEAD TO BED WHERE OUR PUP IS SPRAWLED ACROSS MY COMFORTER. I JUST HUGGED AND SNUGGLED WITH HER AND WENT TO SLEEP.

  SUNDAY       6 - 30 - 19

 THE FINAL DAY OF JUNE AND I START MY PROJECTS. I SHOULD BE ON A BEACH.

 THE NEXT 24 HOURS I WILL SEARCH HARD FOR THIS DAMN A/C COMPANY I WANT TO TRY.  THE LAST ONE AS YOU KNOW I WAS NOT TOO HAPPY WITH.

  PHILLIES WIN OVER THE WORST TEAM IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.....YEAH !

  WHEELS GONG TO CUBA .....CHECK. WHEELS GOING TO JAMAICA........LOOKS LIKE IT.  CHRIS GOING TO CAMDEN......CHECK.  CHRIS IS A LOSER..........LOOKS LIKE IT.

  USA MEN'S SOCCER TEAM ADVANCES TO THE SEMI-FINALS.......JUST LIKE THE WOMEN.

  WHEELS AND I RE-LOAD MY VAN OF SEATS AND A 1,000 TOOLS. SO NOT FUN. WE ALSO WALK AROUND OUR YARD AND GARDENS. WE NOTICE I HAVE TO WEED SOME TREES OUT.........BLOW.

  ROLL TO THE NAIL ON MY BIKE. TRY TO CONVINCE MY YOUNGEST TO GO BUT WAS CALLED A NUDGE. I GOT ABOUT 20 THINGS DONE.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE POOL. THERE ARE A FAIR AMOUNT OF PEOPLE. I TRIED TO CONVINCE OUR YOUNGEST TO GO BUT WAS CALLED A NUDGE. I DID NOTICE THERE WERE AT LEAST 10 DADS THERE......ALL WITH THEIR KIDS AND ALL MUCH BETTER SHAPE THAN ME. JESUS .......ALL OF THEM LOOKED LIKE OLYMPIC SWIMMERS. OH , WHEN LEAVING I ALMOST FALL DOWN. WHEELS ASKS , " WHY? " I RESPOND , " ONCE MY WEIGHT GOES ONE DIRECTION IT IS VERY HARD TO STOP THE MOMENTUM. "

 BACK HOME I FALL COMING IN THE DOOR. ALL MY KIDS LAUGH AT ME INCLUDING THE DOG.

 WE HAVE A WONDERFUL DINNER WITH OUR KIDS OUT ON THE PATIO. I SO ENJOY THESE MOMENTS.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF JESSICA JONES ( GETTING MUCH BETTER ) AND SCHITTS CREEK.

  I HEAD TO BED VERY EARLY FOR I HAVE A LONG WEEK.  I DREAM ABOUT A FOOD FIGHT IN A LOCAL DINER.

  ON A VERY SAD NOTE OUR ELDEST FRIEND HAD HER YOUNGEST BROTHER OVERDOSE. THIS IS EXTREMELY TRAGIC AND MAN THE PAIN THIS KID HAS ENDURED IS UNHEARD OF......LOST 2 BROTHERS AND A FATHER NOW.

  MONDAY        7 - 1 - 19

 PUT TOGETHER A TOILET SHELF CABINET.. IT TOOK SOME TIME FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS BUT IT CAME OUT PRETTY NICE.

  UNCLOGGED A BATHROOM SINK DRAIN. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN PULLING WHAT LOOKS LIKE A SMALL MOUSE OUT OF THE DRAIN.

 BY 6:15AM I AM HEADING TO NEW JERSEY TO HELP A FAMILY MEMBER OUT AGAIN.  I MADE VERY GOOD TIME. LEAVING SUPER EARLY IS THE BEST.

  BY 7:15AM WE ARE HEADING TO THE FIRST JOB. INSTALLATION OF VERY HEAVY SHOWER DOORS , INSTALLING A STUBBORN FAUCET , AND MORE.

  THE NEXT JOB WE ROLL TO WE RUN INTO PROBLEM AGAIN HANGING A TRACK LIGHT IN A TINY CLOSET. I HAD TO GO INTO A 130 DEGREE HOT ATTIC......WITH NO FLOORING. IMAGINE ME WALKING ON STUDS.........UGH. ANYWAY , WE SPUN OUR WHEELS AND FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE LIGHTS ALL HAD TO BE SNAPPED-IN AND POINTING ONE WAY. WHEN MY FAMILY MEMBER SCREAMED WITH GLEE WHILE I WAS DOWNSTAIRS DOING ELECTRIC I KNEW THAT HAD TO BE GOOD.

  LUNCH TIME WE HEAD TO DONKEY'S PLACE TOO IN MEDFORD. WE HEARD THE CHEESE STEAKS WERE OVER THE TOP UNBELIEVABLE SO WE WENT. THEY WERE VERY GOOD SERVED ON A SESAME SEED LIKE SOFT BAGEL BUN AND NOT A LONG ROLL. AGAIN , VERY GOOD BUT NOT " OVER THE TOP UNBELIEVABLE " LIKE WE WERE TOLD.

 BACK TO THE JOB AND WE HANG ANOTHER SET OF OLDER SHOWER STALL DOORS. WE SPUN OUR WHEELS ON THIS ONE TOO. WE RAN OUT OF STEAM AND ROLLED OUT AND WERE HOME BY 4PM. WE HAD ONE ELECTRIC JOB BUT WILL DO THAT ANOTHER DAY.

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN TO A GREAT ALFREDO PASTA DINNER WITH BROCCOLI ON THE SIDE. I HAD A LITTLE WINE WITH A FAMILY MEMBER AND IT WAS VERY NICE.

 COUPLE OF BEERS AND A COUPLE OF WINES AND WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " FRANKIE & GRACE ". THEY WERE VERY GOOD. THEY GO TO BED AROUND 9PM WHILE I STAY UP TO ABOUT 11PMISH.

  I HOPE I SLEEP GOOD TONIGHT.

  OH , I MAY BE TRAVELING OUT OF THE COUNTRY NEXT YEAR AT A 5 STAR , 3K A NIGHT RESORT , FOR A WEEK  YEAH.........THAT BE KINDA COOL.

  TUESDAY     7 - 2 - 19

  UGH.......DAMN SLEEP.  I THOUGHT FOR SURE I SLEEP WELL AFTER HARD DAY AND SOME BOOZE AT NIGHT. I WAS WRONG......AGAIN.

  SO I WENT TO BED AT 11:30PM AND WAS UP AT 2:30AM. I NEVER WENT BACK TO SLEEP. ROLLED AROUND UNTIL 5AM AND JUST GOT UP.

  OUT THE DOOR BY 6:30AM. STOP AT LOWE'S FOR MATERIALS AND THAN WAWA FOR A BREAKFAST SANDWICH AND ORANGE JUICE.

  FIRST JOB WE INSTALLED NEW RAILINGS FOR A DECK AND THAN LATTICE AROUND THE ENTIRE DECK BOTTOM. I WAS UNDERNEATH CRAWLING AROUND IN THE MUD AND SHIT SECURING POSTS FROM THE INSIDE.  A VERY NICE HOME WITH A POOL , PLAYGROUND , SHED , LARGE DECK , PIECE OF ASS WIFE , AND NICE YARD. HE WAS A YOUNG GUY AND VERY COOL.

  NEXT JOB I INSTALL PENDANT LIGHTS AND A KITCHEN CHANDELIER.  WE ALSO DO A LOT OF WOOD TRIM WORK. WE RUN INTO AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM BECAUSE A WORKER NEVER LABELED THE WIRES. I CALLED A FRIEND AND HE WILL STOP BY TOMORROW.

  WE ROLL HOME AND I AM JUST TIRED. FAMILY OFFERED TO TAKE ME TO DINNER BUT I DECIDE TO EAT IN. WE ORDER PIZZA AND A STROMBOLI.  WE CHILL AND HANG OUT.

  BY 7PM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL FROM NEW JERSEY. YEP , HAVE NOT BEEN HOME IN 3 DAYS AND I AM GOING RIGHT TO WORK THERE.....ON 2 HOURS SLEEP IN 24 HOURS. I MADE GOOD TIME AND GOT LUCKY JUST MISSING A MAJOR RAIN / THUNDER STORM. OH , JUST ONE PROBLEM. THE RAIN AND LIGHTNING IS COMING ON TOP OF ME AND I NOTICE I DO NOT HAVE A NAIL KEY.  I TRY SEVERAL CODES FOR THE KEY LOCK BOX AND FORGET IT. I LOOK IN MY CELL PHONE AND FIND THE CODE......NICE. I GO TO PUT THE KEY BACK IN THE LOCK BOX BUT IT WAS RAINING WAY TOO HARD. I WILL DO IT LATER.

  GET CLEANING AND OTHER THINGS DONE FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. SOME PEOPLE COME IN ALONG WITH MY ELDEST ASKING FOR MONEY..........TO GO PLAY BINGO AT ANOTHER BAR.  YEP.......SHE IS REALLY HAPPY WHEN I GIVE HER MONEY. WHEELS DROPS HER OFF AND NEVER STOPS IN TO SEE ME. YEP.......KEEPS OUR 30 YEAR MARRIAGE FRESH........BY AVOIDING EACH OTHER.  I PRETEND TO CRY AND MY KID TELLS WHEELS , " MAN , DAD IS SUCH A LOSER AND DRAMA QUEEN. "

  PHILLIES WITH A HUGE WIN OVER THE BRAVES WHO ARE THE BEST TEAM IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE RIGHT NOW.  NOLA SHOWED HE IS A TRUE #1 PITCHER.  PHILS WIN 2 - 0.

 OH , THE JAMAICA TRIP FOR ME NEXT YEAR........I'M OUT.

  ROLL HOME PRETTY TIRED. I UNLOAD MY STUFF AND I HAVE A NIGHTCAP. I ONLY DRINK HALF. WHEELS AND I WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE BIT AND IT WAS OFF TO BED.

  WEDNESDAY        7 - 3 - 19

  GOOD NIGHT REST FOR ONCE. I TOLD MYSELF TO TAKE IT IS EASY TO KEEP REFRESHING MY FAT BODY. I LASTED UNTIL 4PM.

  IN THE HEAT I DECIDE TO WIDEN OUR DRIVEWAY BY THE BOTTOM SINCE 3 CARS SMASHED IT. I AM AMAZED A 16 FOOT WIDE DRIVEWAY HAS SO MUCH TROUBLE BY DRIVERS. SO I ADDED ANOTHER 4 FEET.  PARKED MY VAN AT THE BOTTOM WITH A 1,000 TOOLS......BEST VAN EVER.  I BEGIN TO DIG OUT AND PREP THE AREA ONLY TO FIND HALF WAY IN I AM SHORT BORDER WOOD. SO.....I MACGYVER.  I PIECE 3 SECTIONS IN AND USE LARGE 6 X 6'S AS THE TOP PIECE.  WHEELS AND MY ELDEST HELPED CLEAN UP AND ADDED A LAMB'S EAR BUSH AND AN AMERICAN FLAG.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND I WAS SURPRISED BY PEOPLE COMING IN. WHY ? THE BAR DOWN THE STREET HAD NO ELECTRICITY.  WHAT WAS COOL A BARTENDER CLOSED FOR ME SO I HEADED HOME AFTER I GAVE 3 PATRONS A RIDE HOME.

  PHILLIES GET SMOKED......BLOW.

  10 BANDS COMING THROUGH THIS WEEKEND.

  OUR MONTHLY RENTER HAS LEFT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. OUR CLEANER SAID THEY LEFT IT GOOD. WE WERE A BIT NERVOUS BECAUSE IT WAS A COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND 20 STUDENTS FOR 4 WEEKS. 10 STUDENTS THE FOR THE FIRST 2 WEEKS AND THAN A DIFFERENT 10 STUDENTS FOR THE 2ND TWO WEEKS. THERE ARE SOME THINGS I LIKE TO DO THERE SO I MAY TAKE A RIDE.

  GOT JULY CALENDARS DONE AND THEY WERE DELIVERED. I PLACED THEM THROUGHOUT THE NAIL.

  FIXED OUR BACK LOT LIGHTING , CHARGED THE POOL TABLES FOR 2 DAYS , AND DID OTHER MINOR PROJECTS. IT WAS HARD TO GET MOTIVATED. BY 10PM I HAD ENOUGH.

  A NIGHTCAP AND I WATCH THE MEN'S USA SOCCER TEAM BEAT JAMAICA 3 - 1. THERE WAS A 90 MINUTE LIGHTNING DELAY AND I FELL ASLEEP AT LEAST 5 TIMES. BOTH MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMS HAVE MADE THE FINALS AND BOTH PLAY ON SUNDAY.

  OH , RIGHT BEFORE I LEFT THE MEN'S URINAL WASN'T WORKING RIGHT.......NICE.

 THURSDAY   7 - 4 - 19   ( INDEPENDENCE DAY )

   THIS WAS A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT.

   THE NORMAL STUFF IN THE MORNING AND THAN BY 10AM WHEELS AND I WERE DRINKING.  10AM ?.......WELL , MAYBE 11AM.

  OUR TOWNSHIP HAS A LARGE PARADE AND PARK PARTY EVERY YEAR.  THIS YEAR WAS MUCH SMALLER BUT IT WAS FUN. HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS : ( ALL OF THIS IS FREE THOUGH WE DONATE MONEY EVERY YEAR )

 - WALK TO FLIP & BAILEY'S TO MEET OUR FRIEND DOING THE SOUND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND BEGINNING OF THE PARADE. WE TALK TO THEM AND SOME NEIGHBORS.

 - WALK TO MECHANIC'S SHOP WHERE HE THROWS A BIG PARTY EVERY YEAR....BREAKFAST SANDWICHES IN THE MORNING AND THAN DOGS AND BURGERS IN THE AFTERNOON. ALSO SODA , WATER , BEER , VODKA , JAGER MACHINE , SNACKS , AND MORE. WHEELS AND I HAD VODKA / CRANBERRY TO START AND THAN FINISHED WITH CHOCOLATE VODKA / ROOT BEER DRINKS. DON'T JUDGE ........THEY WERE GOOD.

 - WATCH THE PARADE WITH THE NORMAL ATTRACTIONS......FIRE TRUCKS , POLICE CARS , STILT WALKERS , MARCHING BANDS , KIDS , DOGS , CANDY BEING THROWN AT YOU , ANTIQUE CARS , MUSCLE CARS , AND MORE.

 - BACK TO THE BAR TO GET COOL WITH A/C AND TALK TO SOME FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

 - WALK DOWN TO OUR NEW RENOVATED PARK WHERE THERE IS HOT DOGS , PRETZELS , WATER , AND SODA ALONG WITH KIDDIE TRAIN RIDES , MAGICIANS , BANDS , AND STUFF FOR KIDS TO PLAY IN.

 - WE TALK TO NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS. IT WAS A GOOD TIME. 

 - WHEELS HEADS TO AN ANNUAL PARTY WHILE I WALK BACK TO THE MECHANIC'S SHOP FOR THE CONTINUING PARTY.

 - I AM HOME BY 1:30PM AND TOTALLY TIRED. THE BEST THING I DID WAS BRING AN UMBRELLA TO BLOCK THE HOT SUN.

  WHEELS RETURN SEVERAL HOURS  LATER AND WE CHILL. ABOUT 10 FRIENDS STOP BY TO GET MY ELDEST AND ONE FRIEND WASHES HER HAIR. THEY ROLL OUT IN ABOUT 1 HOUR.

  BOTH WHEELS AND I TAKE NAPS.

  HUGE THUNDER / RAIN STORM ROLLS IN. MAN DID THE PARADE DODGE A BULLET HERE.

  I HAVE A NICE CONVERSATION VIA CELL PHONE WITH MY YOUNGEST. THE KID IS VACATIONING IN ANOTHER STATE AND I MISS HER. WE TALKED FOR ALMOST 30 MINUTES.

  I MAKE DINNER.......BIG BURGERS WITH LETTUCE , TOMATO , AND CHEESE. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE PHILLIES SHIT THE BED WITH A 4 - 0 LEAD. THEY END UP LOSING 12 - 4. HOW FRUSTRATING IS THAT ?

 OUR ELDEST HEADS TO NARBERTH FIREWORKS. IT KINDA SUCKS BUT RADNOR DID NOT DO THEM THIS YEAR.

  WE WATCH 2 EXCELLENT EPISODES OF JESSICA JONES. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THEY ARE SHUTTING THIS TV SERIES DOWN.

  BY 9:30PM I AM READY FOR BED. I FORCE MYSELF TO STAY UP UNTIL 10PM.

 I KEEP MIXING MY DAYS UP THINKING EVERYDAY IS SUNDAY.

  A COOL DREAM AND I TOTALLY FORGET IT AGAIN......BLOW.

   FRIDAY       7 - 5 - 19

  ALWAYS SOMETHING...........

  PLACED A SMALL " FILLER " BEER ORDER AND MY DISTRIBUTOR DID NOT HAVE HALF THE PRODUCT. THE MOST IMPORTANT......PBR POUNDERS.

  I CALLED 10 DISTRIBUTORS AND NONE HAD 16 OUNCE PBR POUNDERS. SO I WENT GHETTO.......I CALLED UPPER DARBY'S HIGHLAND PARK BEER DISTRIBUTOR. THEY HAD IT.

  3 STOPS TO MAKE :

 1 - CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN.  I KNOW PEOPLE ARE NOT THINKING WINTER BUT I JUST HAPPEN TO COME ACROSS " ICE MELT " OR SALT FOR THE ICY PAVEMENT STEPS OR THE FRONT AREA OF THE NAIL. I FIGURED WHAT THE HELL I WILL EMAIL THIS GUY.  HE RESPONDED VERY QUICKLY AND I PICKED UP 4 BRAND NEW 50 POUND BAGS PLUS A 5 GALLON DRUM OF SAFE PAW ICE MELT.........ABOUT $200 WORTH. I WAS AT HIS HOUSE FOR ABOUT 45 SECONDS. REASON FOR HIM GETTING RID OF THE SALT.........MOVING TO FLORIDA.

 2 - NEXT STOP IS PICKING UP A 40' LADDER FROM A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE. THIS IS THE HOME WE BEEN WORKING ON AND IT LOOKS WONDERFUL. HE WAS SO HAPPY TO PUT FURNITURE BACK IN HIS MAIN ROOM WHICH LOOKS HUUUUUUUUGE. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND I ROLLED OUT.

 3 - OFF TO HIGHLAND PARK BEER DISTRIBUTOR WHERE THE ASIAN OWNER SPEAKS LIMITED ENGLISH.  HE HAS NO CLUE WHAT A BUSINESS CHECK IS SO I PAY WITH VISA.  I PURCHASED ALL THEIR PBR AND SOME OTHER CASES.

  STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE FOR LUNCH. MY DAD TELLS ME THEIR ASSHOLE NEIGHBOR CALLED THE TOWNSHIP ON THEM FOR A DETERIORATING CHIMNEY. IT NEEDS RE-POINTING.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. AFTER STOCKING BEER , DOING THE MARQUEE , AND OTHER CLEANING PROJECTS. I TRIED TO TROUBLE SHOOT OUR MEN'S URINAL WHICH IS MAKING LOUD BANGING AIR NOISES. THE THING IS A SIMPLE FIXTURE AND IT IS EITHER A DIAPHRAGM OR FLOW CONTROL. I HAD NEITHER PARTS SO I WILL TACKLE THIS PROBLEM TOMORROW. I HUNG A NOTE ON IT " OUT OF ORDER ".

  BACK HOME AND OUR YOUNGEST RETURNS FROM A CONNECTICUT VACATION WITH HER FRIENDS.  HER FRIEND WHO DROVE I ADORE. THEY MADE GREAT TIME AND HUNG OUT FOR DINNER. WE ORDERED SUSHI. IT WAS SUCH A DELIGHT TO HAVE THEM CHILL WITH US.

  I LAY DOWN FOR ONE HOUR AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF JESSICA JONES. IT WAS VERY GOOD. DAMN SHAME A FAIR AMOUNT OF MARVEL TV SHOWS ARE BEING CANCELLED.

  BACK TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. 20 PEOPLE AND BAND MEMBERS ARE WAITING AT THE FRONT DOOR. THEY ARE 1+ HOUR EARLIER THAN WHAT OUR GROUP EMAILS SAID. SO NOW I SCRAMBLE SINCE THE BARTENDER IS NOT HERE. I LOAD-IN THE BANDS , BREAK DOWN EMPTY BEER BOXES , HELP WITH SOUND , COOK FOOD ORDERS , BARTEND , AND COLLECT THE COVER CHARGE. THE BARTENDER WAS 30 MINUTES LATE AND BY THAT TIME I WAS SWEATING AND NOT IN THE BEST MOOD.  I HAVE 2 HUGE PET PEEVES......BE ON TIME AND ANSWER PHONE CALLS/TEXTS.

 THE NIGHT MOVES ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. I GUIDE THE BANDS THROUGH THEIR SETS AND RE-LOADING.

 EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL. THE BAND MALPHAS JUST CAME BACK FROM AN EUROPEAN TOUR WHICH WAS COOL. I TALKED TO THE LEAD SINGER FOR A WHILE. THEY HAD A NICE CROWD TOO BUT MY FAVORITE WAS THE GOOD LOOKING ASIAN GIRL IN THE BAND. SHE PLAYED ELECTRIC VIOLIN IN A HARD ROCK / METAL BAND.....KINDA COOL.

  BY 1AM I WAS BUYING SHOTS FOR BAND MEMBERS. 2 GUYS CAME IN AND THEY BOUGHT ROUNDS FOR EVERYONE. IT WAS A NICE WAY TO END THE NIGHT.

  WE ROLL OUT. I FOLLOW THE BARTENDER FOR A LITTLE BIT ON MY BIKE AND HEAD HOME.

  OFF TO BED SINCE I HAVE A LONG DAY TOMORROW.

 OH , REMEMBER THAT JAMAICA TRIP I WAS INVITED TO ? .......I'M OUT.........BLOW.

  SATURDAY        7 - 6 - 19

 SO , IF YOU SAW A BURNING WIRE , FIRE TRUCKS , POLICE , AND P.E.C.O......THAT WOULD BE US. JESUS MY LUCK IS UNBELIEVABLE. JUST THIS PAST WEDNESDAY A BAR DOWN THE STREET LOST POWER. I THOUGHT , " MAN , THAT BLOWS "  I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD.

  DECIDE TO CUT OUR LAWN TODAY SINCE IT IS ONLY 100 DEGREES.  LAST NIGHT'S RAIN WAS SO HARD IT KNOCKED OVER OUR CORN AND SQUASH IN THE GARDEN. WHEELS AND I ERECTED THEM BACK. SHE IS VERY GOOD AT ERECTING THINGS.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I GET ALOT DONE. MY LAST PROJECT WAS TO LOOK AT THE MEN'S URINAL AGAIN. I TOOK APART THE DIAPHRAGM ASSEMBLY AND CLEANED IT ABIT. THAN RE-INSTALLED IT AND DON'T YOU  KNOW IT WORKED. I WILL STILL ORDER NEW PARTS THOUGH.

  FEELING GOOD I ROLL HOME. THE NAIL IS PREPPED AND NOW I HAVE THE REST OF THE DAY AND NIGHT TO CHILL AND HAVE FUN.  FIRST STOP.....MY KID'S ROOM TO SNUGGLE AND BE A NUDGE. I HAVE NOT SEEN HER IN A WEEK SO SHE KNEW HUGGING AND SNUGGLING WAS ON ITS WAY. THE KID GROANS EVERY TIME. WE GIGGLE AND TALK SHOP. THIS KID JUST MELTS ME.

  ELDEST ATTENDS A FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND WHO LOST A BROTHER TRAGICALLY.  19 YEAR OLD KID OVERDOSED BY ACCIDENT. SHE TOLD ME THE ENTIRE SCHOOL SHOWED FOR THE FUNERAL. HOW SAD IS THIS.......MAN.

  I DECIDE TO CANCEL A SIDE JOB DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS.  THIS DID FREE UP ALOT OF TIME TO DO EXTRA THINGS AT THE NAIL.

  SHOWER AND GET DRESSED WHEELS AND I HEAD OUT TO TRATTORIA SAN NICOLA TO MEET FAMILY.  WE DRIVE ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND THE MASSIVE RAINS COME. WE WERE TAKING BACK WAYS AND MAN THE ROADS WERE INSTANTLY COVERED WITH A FOOT OF WATER. HOMES WERE DRENCHED AND FRONT YARDS WERE UNDER WATER. IT GOT A LITTLE DICEY AT MOMENTS BUT WE GOT TO THE RESTAURANT.

  I READ SOME REVIEWS ON THE RESTAURANT AND MOST WERE GOOD. I HAVE TO SAY FOOD , SERVICE , AND PRICE WERE ALL VERY GOOD. WE HAD A LOT OF LAUGHS ALL THE NIGHT BUT IT STARTED OUT NOT SO GOOD AS MY CELL PHONE STARTS GOING OFF. I MEAN I DIDN'T EVEN ORDER A DRINK AND I GET A TEXT , " WIRE OUTSIDE IS ON FIRE ". NOW THERE WAS A 50/50 CHANCE IT WAS MY NEIGHBOR'S WIRE......WELL 20/80.  HERE ARE SOME OF THE LOW LIGHTS AT THE NAIL TONIGHT.

  - DOORMAN CALLS 911. YEP THIS IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO START A NIGHT.

 - POLICE ARRIVE AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.  YEP......THE SHIT SHOW IS GOING DOWN.

 - THEY ORDER EVERYONE OUT OF THE BAR. THERE IS A CHANCE THE NAIL WILL CLOSE FOR SAFETY REASONS.

 - I AM GETTING UPDATE TEXTS FROM THE BARTENDER AND DOOR MAN. I AM ALSO CHECKING MY SURVEILLANCE VIDEOS VIA MY CELL PHONE.

 - P.E.C.O. ARRIVES AND CUTS THE WIRE ON FIRE. IT WAS DETERMINED IT IS OUR WIRE THAT FEEDS THE A/C. IT IS CALLED A 3 PHASE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THEY SAID IT WAS SAFE TO GO BACK IN AND CONTINUE THE NIGHT. THE BAD NEWS IS WE NOW HAVE NO A/C.

 - THE BANDS PLAY AND IT LOOKED LIKE A GOOD NIGHT....LESS THE HEAT INSIDE.

  FUNNY.........WHEELS AND A FRIEND BUY AN AIR CONDITIONER FOR ANOTHER FRIEND. THIS POOR GIRL IS TIGHT ON MONEY AND HAS NO A/C ON HER 1ST FLOOR OR HER BEDROOM. I HAVE 2 EXTRA UNITS IN OUR GARAGE AND OFFER THEM BUT THEY ARE TOO SMALL.  I DID SAY TO WHEELS IF SHE NEEDS THEM WE WILL GIVE THEM TO HER , IF NOT , WE COULD USE THEM IN AN EMERGENCY.

  ALL THIS GOING ON TONIGHT AND I DECIDE I AM JUST GOING TO PUT IT ON THE BACK BURNER AND HAVE FUN WITH MY FAMILY.  THE RESTAURANT WAS VERY GOOD AND WE TOLD STORIES ALL NIGHT.

 FUNNY.........THE RESTAURANT LOSES POWER. ONE FAMILY MEMBERS SAYS , " I GUESS I SHOULD OF ORDERED " COLD " ON THE MENU. I SAY , " YEAH , I KINDA KNOW THE FEELING OF LOSING POWER. "
 

  AFTERWARDS 6 OF US STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO VISIT THEIR NEW HOME. WE PULL UP IN 2 CARS AND NOTICE IT IS AWFULLY DARK.  WELL , WE ARE 3 FOR 3.....NO POWER HERE.  WE ARE GREETED BY A FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR AND HE SAYS THE POWER HAS BEEN OUT FOR 2 HOURS.

  WE GO INSIDE AND GET THE TOUR. EVERYONE HAS THEIR FLASH LIGHTS ON USING THEIR CELL PHONES. THE ONE GOOD THING IS WATER AND TOILETS WORK.

  WE CHILL , MAKE DRINKS , TELL STORIES , AND LAUGH UNTIL 2AM. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE TIME JUST FLEW BY. POWER CAME BACK ON AND WE ENJOYED THE LIGHTING OF THEIR NEW HOME.  WE ALSO FOUND OUT THE PHILLIES LOST.....BLOW.

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS IS TOTALLY HITTING ON ME. I MEAN SHE CAN'T KEEP HER HANDS OFF OF ME. I TOLD HER TO WAIT UNTIL WE GET HOME BUT MY BODY WAS JUST TOO SEXY FOR HER. YEAH , I GOT A NICE LITTLE MASSAGE ON THE DRIVE HOME. SHE WANTED ME SO BAD.

  AT HOME WE ARE GREETED BY THE PUP AND OUR YOUNGEST. WE CHILL FOR JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND THAN IT WAS GO TIME. I GOT SOME APPLE.

  OFF TO BED AND I PASS OUT. I MEAN I SLEPT VERY GOOD TO 7AM.

  SUNDAY     7 - 7 - 19

  PRIORITY ONE ........CONTACT P.E.C.O.

  AT 11AM I TREK TO THE NAIL.  I HAVE 50 THINGS TO DO BUT ONLY ONE MATTERS.....CALL PECO.  HERE IS A LITTLE HINT , IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER THAN USE PHONE PROMPTS FOR " FALLEN LIVE ELECTRIC LINES " . OTHERWISE , THEY DISCONNECT YOU. I LEARNED THIS ON THE 3RD TRY.

  TALK TO A PECO REP AND SHE IS NICE BUT HAS NO CLUE WHEN WORKERS WILL BE OUT TO REPAIR OUR LINE THAT CAUGHT FIRE. WE HAVE NO A/C SO THIS IS A PRIORITY. SHE SAYS CALL BACK IN ONE HOUR.

  I GET SOME PROJECTS DONE ALONG WITH MAJOR CLEANING.

 I CALL PECO BACK IN ONE HOUR AND THE SAME GIRL DOES NOT REMEMBER ME. I ASSUME SHE HAD 500 CALLS IN ONE HOUR OR JUST HAS A HORRIBLE MEMORY.

  I DO MORE CLEANING , OUTSIDE MARQUEE , PICK UP A 100 CIGARETTE BUTTS , AND WATCH OUR USA WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM WIN THE WORLD CUP 2 - 0 OVER THE NETHERLANDS.

 I CALL BACK A 3RD TIME TO A DIFFERENT PECO REP. SHE HAS NO CLUE AND DISPATCH STILL DOES NOT HAVE THE ORDER. SHE SAYS SHE WILL PUT IT IN. IT IS NOW 3PM. SHE SUGGESTS TO ME TO LOOK FOR THE TRUCKS WITHIN 2 HOURS. THE MAIN REASON FOR THE DELAY IS THEY NEED A " BUCKET " TRUCK OR CHERRY PICKER.

  I HEAD HOME BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO SIT FOR ANOTHER 2 HOURS IN THE HOT NAIL.

  AT HOME I WATCH SURVEILLANCE AND CHILL.  I AM NOT HAPPY I CAN'T EVEN GET A WORK ORDER IN. I LAY DOWN AND TAKE A POWER NAP FOR 45 MINUTES......SLEPT 10.

  PHILLIES BEAT THE METS WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE.

   2 HOURS PAST AND NO PECO. I HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE......DRIVE EAST TOWARDS THE OCEAN OR NORTH TO THE MOUNTAINS.

 WHEELS HELPS ME LOAD UP AND THE PUP AND I HEAD NORTH. WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND MAN DID I FEEL BAD FOR THE VACATIONERS TRAVELING EAST. I NEVER SEEN IT SO BACKED UP. IF HEADING EAST TOWARDS PHILLY EVERYTHING AFTER THE LEHIGH TUNNEL WAS OKAY AT BEST......MAYBE 35 MPH.  WHEN I DROVE THROUGH THE TUNNEL I WAS ACTUALLY COUNTING THE MILE MARKERS. THE OTHER SIDE WHERE TRAFFIC WAS HEADING INTO THE TUNNEL AND EAST WAS PRETTY MUCH A DEAD STOP. AT THE 15 MILE MARKER I SAW CARS SPEEDING AT 80 MPH HOUR TOWARDS THE TUNNEL. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW IN A 1/2 MILE THEY WOULD HIT A BARRAGE OF STOPPED TRAFFIC.........14 1/2 MILES FROM THE TUNNEL.

  MEANWHILE I AM MAKING GREAT TIME. I ARRIVE AND SEE OUR COMMUNITY POOL IS STILL SHUT DOWN. TO ME THIS IS A DISGRACE FOR THE KIDS. THEY SEEM TO MILK SHIT HERE.  I AM DISAPPOINTED AND DRIVE ON.

  I PULL UP AND LET THE PUP OUT. BOTH OF US DECIDE WE NEED A PEE BREAK OUTSIDE. I GO BEHIND OUR HOUSE AND BEGIN EMPTYING MY KING SIZE BLADDER. I ASSUME MOST OF IT IS BEER , VODKA , CRANBERRY , AND CROWN ROYAL STILL IN MY SYSTEM. ANYWAY , IN THE CORNER OF MY EYE I SEE MOVEMENT FROM OUR BACK YARD. THE FIRST THING I THINK IS , " OH CRAP , SOMEONE IS WATCHING ME PEE WITH MY COCK IN MY HAND." I TURN AND IT IS A VERY BIG DOE WITH A VERY SMALL FAWN.  THE DOE JUST KINDA SCUFFS AT ME AND GIVES ME A LOOK LIKE " YOUR PEEING IN MY HOUSE ". THE FAWN IS DAZZLED BY ME AND STARES AT ME FOR A SOLID 30 SECONDS. I FEEL THE BABY WAS SAYING , " MY DAD HAS A DICK WAY BIGGER THAN YOURS. " I TOOK A PICTURE OF THEM AND POSTED ON FACEBOOK.

  I BEGIN TO UNLOAD A 100 TOOLS , CLOTHES , AND SUPPLIES. WHAT IS SUPER COOL ABOUT THIS HOUSE LOCATION IS TEMPERATURE. IT IS ALWAYS 10 TO 15 DEGREES COOLER HERE. WITH THE 90+ DEGREE HEAT WAVE AT HOME I ACTUALLY THREW IN MY VAN A SMALL WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER.  DURING THE DRIVE IT HIT AS HIGH AS 95 DEGREES. I ARRIVE HERE AND IT IS 74 DEGREES. I AM ALWAYS AMAZED AN 80 MINUTE DRIVE CAN DROP TEMPS LIKE THAT.

 SETTLE IN AND BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST. WITHIN AN HOUR I AM AT 20 THINGS.

  I CHECK MY SURVEILLANCE AND SEE 4 PECO GUYS OUT FRONT OF THE NAIL. IT IS 7PM AND THEY HAVE ARRIVED !! BARTENDER ARRIVES 15 MINUTES LATER AND IT IS A GO. PECO FIXES THE WIRE WITHIN 1 HOUR. WE TEST THE A/C AND ALL IS GOOD.

  I BAKE A SOLID FROZEN PASTA FROM OUR GRADUATION PARTY. IT WAS ROCK HARD. I ACTUALLY GOOGLED HOW LONG PASTA IS GOOD AFTER BEING FROZEN ( 1 - 2 MONTHS ) AND HOW LONG TO RE-HEAT IT ( DEPENDS ON SIZE .....MINE TOOK ABOUT 75 MINUTES ). I HAD SOME OKAY TO GOOD PASTA WITH CRABMEAT AND MUSHROOMS IN A WHITE WINE SAUCE ALONG WITH A GLASS OF RED WINE.

  I WATCH TV AND USE MY COMPUTER FOR THE NORMAL STUFF. AT 9PM I STRUGGLE TO WATCH THE USA MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD CUP GAME VERSES MEXICO. IT IS VERY RARE THAT BOTH MEN AND WOMEN MADE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE SAME DAY. WELL , THE MEN MISSED SEVERAL KEY OPPORTUNITIES AND MEXICO WON 1 - 0.

  TALK TO WHEELS TO END MY NIGHT AND PREP MY BEDROOM. I HAVE 2 VODKA / CRANBERRIES AND HEAD TO BED. I THOUGHT I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 5AM. IN THE DARK WITH NO GLASSES , I SEE A 5 WHICH WAS ACTUALLY 3 ON MY CLOCK RADIO. IT WAS 3AM AND NOT 5AM..........BLOW.

   MONDAY          7 - 8 - 19

 " WHY ARE YOU VACUUMING MOTHS AT 10:30PM ? " .......I HAD NO ANSWER.  KINDA WISH I WASN'T BECAUSE SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT MADE ME JUMP 3 INCHES OFF THE GROUND. ( I USED TO BE ABLE TO DUNK A BASKETBALL SO 3 INCHES IS ALL I GOT NOWADAYS. I MAY HAVE STARTED A SMALL TREMOR )

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN.........KINDA A 3 FOR 1 DEAL HERE.  I WAS SEARCHING FOR A FREEZER OR SMALL LADDER AND CAME ACROSS A P.O.S. REGISTER/PRINTER/AND CASH BOX. THE THINGS ARE SUPER EXPENSIVE. THEY RANGE FROM $550 TO $2300 AND MORE. THE GUY WANTED $200 FOR HIS 2006 POS SYSTEM WITH PRINTER AND A LOCKED CASH BOX ( COULD NOT FIND THE KEY ). HE HAD 2 DIFFERENT KINDS AVAILABLE.  THEY WERE FOR SALE FOR OVER 6 MONTHS SO I OFFERED $40.  HE ACCEPTED. IT ENDS UP HE OWNS A NEW RESTAURANT JUST 5 MINUTES FROM ME.  THIS IS GOOD. MANY TIMES I SEARCH CRAIGSLIST AND SEARCH " 1 MILE " FROM MY ZIP CODE AND THIS POPPED UP.

  I DRIVE TO THE RESTAURANT. HIS WAITRESS AND HIM ARE VERY COOL. I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE SEVERAL TIMES AS THE OLD RESTAURANT SO I ORDERED A BURGER TO GO.  I WANTED TO GIVE HIM A LITTLE BIT OF BUSINESS TOO. FOR 20 MINUTES I MOSTLY TALKED TO THE WAITRESS WHILE I WAITED FOR THE BURGER. I TALKED TO HIM AND HE WAS VERY NICE. I LOADED THE P.O.S. MACHINE IN MY VAN AND WAITED FOR THE FOOD.

  BACK HOME I HAVE THE BURGER....IT WAS GOOD. BIG IN SIZE AND COOKED WELL. THE FRIES WERE OKAY AND IT SEEMED LIKE THE END OF THE BAG SINCE ALL OF THEM WERE VERY SMALL. OVERALL , I WOULD GO THERE AGAIN.

 ANYWAY I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES OPENING THE LOCKED REGISTER BOX....WHICH I DID. I TRIED CONNECTING THE P.O.S. DEVICE DIRECTLY TO THE INTERNET AND I COULD NOT GET IT TO WORK. IT ALSO HAD A SMALL CRACK IN THE SCREEN.  I WAS KINDA BUMMING I COULD NOT GET IT TO WORK. I EMAIL THE GUY ABOUT THE 2ND POS SYSTEM. HE TOLD ME TO STOP BY ON WEDNESDAY AND HE WILL GIVE IT TO ME. SO , I WILL RETURN AGAIN.

  RAIN TODAY SO ALL WORK HAD TO BE INSIDE. HERE IS MY LIST :

 - MOVED FURNITURE BACK TO WHERE IT WAS SINCE THE RENTERS MOVED IT THEIR WAY. I NEVER REMEMBER DOING THIS AS A RENTER OR AT THE VERY LEAST I WOULD MOVE IT BACK BEFORE LEAVING.

- CHECKED THE FLYING SQUIRREL TRAPS IN THE ATTIC. I NEED TO SET UP A LADDER AND REMOVED EVERYTHING IN THE CLOSET TO ACCESS THE ATTIC. NOT ONE TRAP WAS MOVED AND ALL THE BAIT IS STILL ON. IT'S OFFICIAL I KILLED THE LAST REMAINING FLYING SQUIRRELS IN ALL OF PENNSYLVANIA.

 - CHECKED UNDER EVERY BED AND ALL CLOTHES DRAWERS. I FOUND A SIPPY CUP.

 - STOCKED OUR UTENSILS WITH FORKS AND KNIVES WHEELS GAVE ME.

 - WIPED DOWN THE TOP OF OUR STOVE AND FRIDGE.

 - CLEANED EVERY WINDOW SIL ON BOTH 1ST AND 2ND FLOORS. I LOVE THESE NEW WINDOWS SO I WANT TO KEEP THEM CLEAN.

 - FIXED A FRONT MINI-BLIND.

 - CLEANED SOME FRONT GLASS.

 - CHECKED ALL LIGHTS BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. ONLY ONE MAIN ROOM CEILING LIGHT WAS BLOWN OUT. I COULD REACH IT VIA THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY BY HANGING OVER THE 1/2 WALL. I COULD NOT INSERT A NEW BULB BECAUSE I AM FAT. I GAVE IT A TRY BUT FELT LEANING OVER A 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY HALF WALL ON A SMALL LADDER COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO MY HEALTH AND THE DOG LAYING ON THE COUCH BELOW. I WILL WAIT TO GET MY BIG LADDER IN THE CRAWL SPACE TOMORROW.

 - CHECKED BOTH VACUUMS AND VACUUMED THE UPSTAIRS.

 - WIPED DOWN UPSTAIRS BATHROOMS AND FLOORS.

 - MADE ALL THE BEDS.

 - CUT RUG THREADS LEADING INTO HALLWAY BATHROOM.

 - CAULKED A HOLE ALONG A BASEBOARD IN THE FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM.

 - SET UP BLU-RAY FOR ACCESSING NETFLIX ( BEST EVER )

 - REPLACED A LAUNDRY ROOM 4' FLORESCENT BULB ( THEY BLOW ) WITH A 3 FOOT L.E.D. LIGHT. I FRICKIN' LOVE IT.

 - WATCHED A SQUIRREL AND A CHIPMUNK EAT OUT OF A DOG FOOD CAN I PUT OUTSIDE EARLIER.

 - DUSTED FOR COB WEBS ON BOTH FLOORS AND IN EVERY ROOM AND HALLWAYS.

 - WIPED DOWN UNDER A PICTURE IN THE MAIN ROOM ABOVE OUR CHURCH PEW. LOOKED LIKE SOME SHOT A SODA LOAD OR SOMETHING. I ALSO CLEANED A CORNER ON THE SAME WALL.

 - CLEANED OUT MICROWAVE WHICH HAD SPAGHETTI SAUCE IN IT.

 - LOOKS LIKE MY FRENCH DRAIN I BUILT IS WORKING VERY NICELY.

 - WIPED DOWN AN OUTSIDE GLASS TOP PATIO TABLE.

 - DIG DUG MACHINE IS DOWN BIG TIME. LOOKS LIKE A MOTHER BOARD AGAIN.

 - WET/DRY VACCED MOTHS OUTSIDE.

  THERE WERE OTHER THINGS BUT MOSTLY WAS CLEANING.

 I MADE SOME MORE PASTA AROUND 8PM FOR DINNER AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " A.G.E.N.T.S. OF SHIELD " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD EXCEPT ONE PART IN WHICH A CHARACTER JUST DOESN'T DIE. IT WAS QUITE RIDICULOUS ACTUALLY. THE BAD GUY GETS HIS CHEST CRUSHED IN BY THE GOOD GUY. THEY ARE ON ANOTHER PLANET. THEY HAVE JUST SECONDS TO GET INTO A CLOSING BLACK HOLE PORTAL TO RETURN TO EARTH. THE GOOD GUY JUMPS IN AND THEY SHOW THE BAD GUY ABOUT TO DIE.  THAN AN ALIEN WORM LEAVES THE BODY OF ANOTHER BAD GUY WHO WAS KILLED AND IT ENTERS THE BAD GUY ALMOST DYING. SO THIS WORM HAD TO LEAVE THE BODY OF ONE BAD GUY , SQUIRM 75 YARDS TO THE OTHER BAD GUY DYING , THAN BOTH THE BAD GUY ALMOST DYING WITH THE CRUSHED CHEST AND THE WORM HOST IN HIM GET TO THE PORTAL IN TIME BEFORE IT CLOSES?......OH C'MON !! I CAN ONLY BELIEVE SO MUCH !!

ANYWAY , THERE ARE SOME MOTHS FLYING OUTSIDE. LAST TIME I WAS HERE I ACTUALLY USED MY WET/DRY VAC WITH A LONG EXTENSION CORD AND JUST WALKED AROUND UNDER THE DECK SUCKING UP MOTHS BECAUSE THERE WAS A FAIR AMOUNT OF THEM. THIS SEEMED TO HELP OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS SO I DECIDED TO DO IT AGAIN. I LET THE PUP OUT AND I BEGIN SUCKING MOTHS. YES........I HAVE NO LIFE.

  BOOM !!!!!!......SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME. A PERSON ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE SET OFF HUGE FIREWORKS FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES. I MEAN THESE WERE SERIOUS PYROTECHNICS. I LET THE PUP IN AND RAN DOWN TO THE LAKE TO SNAP A PICTURE. I GOT THE VERY LAST ONE. I BEEN POSTING ON FACEBOOK STUFF LIKE THIS AND DEER.  

  I WATCHED MORE TV. I WAS GETTING TIRED AFTER THE LONG DAY AND DRINKING SOME VODKA/CRANBERRIES. I LOOK AT THE CLOCK AT IT SAYS 9:45PM. I TELL MYSELF I CAN NOT GO TO BED THIS DAMN EARLY SO I FORCE MYSELF TO HAVE ANOTHER DRINK AND WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " A.G.E.N.T.S. OF SHIELD ". IT WAS GOOD.

  TOMORROW.....OUTSIDE STUFF.

  TUESDAY        7 - 9 - 19

 WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT RETIRING AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. BOTH OF US AGREE WE COULD NOT LIVE YEAR BUT JESUS IT IS SO NICE TO VISIT. A WEEK AT A TIME IS JUST FINE WITH ME.

 I WALKED THE PUP AT 6:30AM. WHILE SHE DID HER THING I VACUUMED MOTHS UNDER OUR AWNING IN MY BOXER SHORTS ONLY.  THIS IS WHY I LOVE COMING HERE.

  I ACTUALLY SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. I WENT BACK TO BED AT 6:40AM AND SLEPT TO 8:45AM.

  LET THE DAY BEGIN :

 - ACCESSED THE LAWN MOWER , GAS CONTAINER , AND LADDER FROM OUR CRAWL SPACE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE OUR SUMP PUMP WORKING WITH ALL THE RAIN WE HAD YESTERDAY. I ALSO TOTALLY FORGOT I MOUNTED LARGE FOAM BOARDS UNDERNEATH ON THE CEILING OF THE CRAWL SPACE. MAN , THAT WAS A GREAT CALL. NO MORE CRAP HANGING DOWN ANYMORE PLUS IT HELPS WITH EXTRA INSULATION.

 - CARRY LADDER TO BALCONY DECK AND UP I GO TO THE TOP ROOF. SOMETHING ABOUT BEING UP HIGH OVERLOOKING THE WOODS AND LAKE. IT IS A VERY PEACEFUL FEELING. I DECIDED NOT TO POST PICTURES OF IT AGAIN ON FACEBOOK.

 - LEAF BLOW THE UPPER ROOF AND THE GUTTERS. IT NEEDED IT BIG TIME.

 - WINDEX THE SKY LIGHT WINDOWS.

 - MOVE EVERYTHING DOWN TO THE MAIN DECK. I SET-UP A LADDER FOR THE AWNING ROOF. I LEAF BLEW THIS AND IT NEED IT BIG TIME TOO. MOVING STUFF BY YOURSELF BLOWS.

 - LEAF BLEW BALCONY DECK AND CHAIRS.

 - HAVE BREAKFAST - A BOWL OF RAISIN BRAN AND ALMOND MILK.

 - LEAF BLOW MAIN DECK AND STEP AREAS.

 - HAND REMOVE STICKS BETWEEN EVERY SPINDLE ON THE DECK.

 - TAKE PICTURES OF DEER AND NELLIE. THESE I DID POST.

 - CUT FRONT , SIDES , AND BACK LAWNS. PICK UP TRASH WHILE I DO THIS. I ONLY PICKED UP ONE CIGARETTE BUTT.

 - SPACKLED ANY INDENTATIONS OR IMPERFECTIONS ON OUR WALLS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE ON BOTH LEVELS.........EVERY FRICKIN' ROOM. I KINDA REGRET DOING THIS BECAUSE NOW I HAVE TO TOUCH-UP PAINT ALL OF THEM.

 - TALKED TO A FAMILY MEMBER ABOUT REMODELING ONE OF OUR RENTAL PROPERTIES' KITCHEN. HE HAS AN IDEA OF COVERING UP A WINDOW. I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF THAT SO FAR.

 - REPLACED A MAIN ROOM CEILING FLOOD LIGHT 17 FEET IN THE AIR. I HAVE 2 FLOOD LIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM. I CLIMB UP THE LADDER AND AT THE LAST SECOND I DECIDE TO CHANGE TO AN OUTDOOR FLOOD BULB. I CAN BARELY REACH THE LIGHT FIXTURE. I CLIMB DOWN AND IT IS WAY TOO BRIGHT. I CLIMB BACK UP AND INSTALL THE OTHER NORMAL FLOOD BULB......IN WHICH ALL OTHER 7 LIGHT FIXTURES HAD. JESUS........I WAS PISSED. ME GOING UP AND DOWN LADDERS AT THIS HEIGHT AND MY WEIGHT IS NOT A GOOD SAFETY CHOICE. 

 - TEST BBQ BY MAKING 2 BURGERS AND A HOTDOG. I WRITE 2 SIGNS ON THE GRILL ALONG WITH CLEANING IT AND EMPTYING THE GREASE CUP.

 - REPLACE A BATHROOM BULB.

 - INVESTIGATED DIG DUG PARTS AND TALKED TO A MERCURY AMUSEMENTS TECH. HE SUGGESTED REMOVING THE MOTHERBOARD AND POWER SUPPLY BOARD. I TRIED RE-SECURING SOME CHIPS BY PRESSING THEM. I GOT SHOCKED AND THE MACHINE WAS STILL MALFUNCTIONING. I SAID IT WAS TIME TO REMOVE THE BOARDS.

 - REMOVED 2 DIG DUG BOARDS AND POSTED A SIGN ON THE MACHINE " OUT OF ORDER ". CLEANED BEHIND ALL THE ARCADE MACHINES. FOUND A 2ND SIPPY CUP.

 - VACUUMED MOTHS UNDER THE AWNING. I HAVE NO LIFE. DOG WATCHES ME AND THINKS I'M AN ASSHOLE AND A LOSER.

 - THERE HAS BEEN A RED STAIN ON THE CARPET IN A FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM FOR QUITE AWHILE. I HAD NO CARPET CLEANER SO I  TRIED SOMETHING....... " EASY OFF ".  IT FRIGGIN' WORKED EXCELLENT. I AM NOT SURE IF I USE " EASY OFF " ON A PLUSH CARPET BUT THE WEAVED THREAD CARPET WE HAVE HERE I TOOK A CHANCE. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW WELL IT WORKED......I MEAN EXCELLENT.

 - CLEANED A STAIN UNDER OUR FRIDGE.

 - CLEANED AN OILY RESIDUE ALONG THE DOOR JAMBS OF THE FIRST FLOOR SHOWER STALL. THESE HAVE NOT BEEN CLEANED SINCE WE BUILT THE HOUSE.

 - CLEANED OUT MUDROOM REFRIGERATOR. I ALSO HAD TO USE HOT WATER TO REMOVE AN ICE PACK STUCK TO THE SHELF.

 - WALK THE PUP AND HAD HER OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS I COULD. I THINK SHE ENJOYS IT HERE TOO.

 THERE WERE OTHER THINGS BUT MOSTLY CLEANING.

  WATCH AT LEAST 3 EPISODES OF " A.G.E.N.T.S. OF SHIELD ". ALL WERE GOOD.

  I MADE ONE DRINK EARLY LIKE AROUND 5:30PM AND THAN DID NOT FEEL LIKE DRINKING AT ALL. THIS IS JUST CRAZY I THOUGHT SO AROUND 11PM I HAD A GLASS OF RED WINE WITH SOME PROVOLONE CHEESE.

 TALK TO THE KIDS WHICH WAS NICE. I ALSO TALKED TO WHEELS WHO GOT TREATED TO " THE CLUB " FOR DINNER. THEY TALKED ABOUT THEIR JAMAICAN TRIP WHICH I WAS INVITED AND NOW UN-INVITED. EVEN MY YOUNGEST SAID , " THAT AIN'T COOL. " I GIGGLED.

 WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT AND THERE IS A GUY GIGGING FROGS. HE WALKED AROUND THE LAKE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS WITH A HELMET LIGHT. PEOPLE STILL DO THIS ?

 OFF TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT.

  WEDNESDAY       7 - 10 - 19

 KINDA COOL WAKING UP TO 4 FAWN IN YOUR FRONT YARD. I POSTED PICTURES OF THEM ON FACEBOOK.

  AFTER 3 DAYS OF WORKING PUNCH LIST PROJECTS TODAY I SWITCHED TO SPACKLING & PAINTING. I WON'T GET INTO A LIST OF THINGS BUT PAINTING A BACK DOOR AND TOUCH-UP PAINTING THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE WAS MY PRIORITY.  A SOLID 3 HOURS OF WORK AND THE REST OF THE DAY WAS CLEANING , VACUUMING MOTHS , AND WALKING THE PUP.

 CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. I TOOK A RIDE TO THE SAME RESTAURANT OWNER BECAUSE THE FIRST P.O.S. SYSTEM DID NOT WORK , PLUS IT HAD A CRACK IN THE MONITOR. HE GAVE ME A 2ND ONE FOR FREE......NO CRACKS. KINDA WISH HE GAVE ME THE NON-CRACKED SCREEN FIRST. I WAS THERE FOR 2 MINUTES. I LATER TESTED THIS MODEL AND IT DID THE SAME THING SO I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING WRONG.

 WALKED THE PUP AND PICKED UP TRASH. MOST OF THE TRASH WAS FIREWORK REMNANTS. I PROBABLY ONLY PICKED UP 20% BECAUSE THE BURNT OUT FIREWORKS WERE SO SMALL......TONS OF ROUND CARDBOARD PIECES.

  MAKES ME SAD BECAUSE OUR PUP TURNED 11 YEARS OLD ON JULY 4TH. SHE IS REALLY IN SLOW GEAR NOW ANDI DON'T LIKE IT. WE WALKED ONLY A 1/5 OF THE WAY AROUND THE LAKE AND THE DOG WAS PANTING BIG TIME.  I TOOK SOME COOL PICTURES OF THE LAKE AND TREES AND HEADED BACK. I POSTED THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

  CLEANING MODE AND CHILLING.  BY THE END OF TODAY I WILL HAVE ABOUT 95% OF MY PUNCH LIST DONE. NOW.........DO I HEAD HOME OR CHILL ONE MORE DAY AND JUST ENJOY THIS MAGNIFICENT HOME.

 TALKED TO KIDS AND WHEELS. OUR YOUNGEST AND WHEELS VISITED THEIR UNIVERSITY FOR AN ORIENTATION AND A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOME JUST ONE BLOCK AWAY. THE FAMILY OFFERED MANY THINGS TO OUR YOUNGEST WHILE IN SCHOOL SINCE THEY ARE SO CLOSE.......LIKE MEALS , SWIMMING POOL , LAUNDRY , ETC......PRETTY COOL.

  GOT INVITED TO RYAN HOWARDS RETIREMENT GAME ON SUNDAY. WE ALSO GOT INVITED TO HEAD TO THE SEASHORE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AT A BEAUTIFUL HUGE HOME ON THE BAY.  TOUGH CHOICES TO MAKE.

  IRKS ME A LITTLE BIT.......A COUSIN OF MINE CAN POST A PICTURE OF A PIZZA AND GET 200 " LIKES " ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE. I POST PICTURES OF 6 BANDS WORKING THEIR ASSES OFF EACH SHOW AND IT GETS 3 " LIKES " AND SOMEONE JOKED ABOUT ONE BAND WEARING MORE LEATHER THAN A COW. I NOW KNOW HOW THE WOMEN'S U.S. SOCCER TEAM FEELS......EQUAL LIKES FOR EQUAL POSTS.

  ORDER MY FAVORITE PIZZA OR RE-HEAT PEPPER'S CAFE PASTA ? IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION...... I WAS TOO TIRED BY 6:30PM SO I RE-HEATED.  I DEFINITELY WANTED PIZZA THOUGH.

 WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " A.G.E.N.T.S OF SHIELD ". THEY WERE GOOD BUT NOW IT'S KINDA GETTING FAR FETCHED....ALIENS , EVERYONE YOU TRUSTED IS A SPY , EVERYONE GETS MANIPULATED , AND OTHER PLANETS ARE CONNECTED WITH EARTH VIA A PORTHOLE. I CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH IMAGINATION.

  HAVING OUR BLU-RAY HERE TO ACCESS NETFLIX IS SO COOL. THIS REALLY IS A GREAT DEVICE TO USE WHEN TRAVELING.

 I DID NOT KNOW THIS. I HAVE BEEN PUTTING OUTSIDE THE USED DOG CAN FOOD. I KNEW SQUIRRELS AND CHIPMUNKS WOULD SHOW INTEREST. BUT.......HOW ABOUT BUTTERFLIES ? IT WAS PRETTY COOL TO SEE UNTIL I VACUUMED IT UP IN MY WET/DRY VAC.

  I HAVE A FAN FOR EVERY ROOM HERE. I LIKE THE WINDOW DUAL FANS THAT CAN EXHAUST OR INTAKE AIR.  THIS AREA IS ALWAYS 10-15 DEGREES COOLER THAN AT HOME.  IT IS 75 DEGREES HERE AND ANY WARMER I WOULD INSTALL A WINDOW AIR CONDITION I BROUGHT WITH ME......BUT NOT ONE DAY DID. THE MORNINGS ARE EASILY MID 60'S.

 I FORCE MYSELF TO STAY AWAKE UNTIL 10:45PM.  IT TOOK SOME TIME TO FALL ASLEEP , HAD A COOL DREAM , WOKE UP TWICE , SLEPT TO 6AM WHEN THE PUP WOKE ME UP , VACUUMED MOTHS UNDER THE AWNING IN MY BOXERS ALONE , TRIED TO GET BACK TO SLEEP , AND DECIDED TO SHOWER AND START THE DAY.

  THURSDAY      7 - 11 - 19

 AS THE CLASH ONCE SUNG , " SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO NOW ........"

  SO , MY DILEMMA.  MY PUNCH LISTS ARE PRETTY MUCH 95% DONE. I GOT A TON OF STUFF COMPLETED AND THE HOUSE IS BACK UP TO SPEED. NOW.........DO I ROLL HOME OR STAY HERE ONE NIGHT AND JUST RELAX. YOU WOULD THINK RELAXING FOR ONCE BE NICE.

  SLEPT PRETTY GOOD AND FIRST THING I SEE IS 4 FAWN AND THE MOM DEER. IT IS JUST SUCH A PEACEFUL MOMENT.

  I DID MY NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE AND WAS DONE BY 9AM. SO , NOW WHAT ? I DECIDE TO START CLEANING AND MOVING TOOLS TO THE MUDROOM IN PREPARATION FOR LOADING INTO MY VAN.

  I DO SOME OTHER MINOR THINGS AND NOW IT IS 12 NOON. SINCE I AM UP AT 5AM I AM GETTING TIRED. I DECIDE TO WATCH SOME NETFLIX , BBQ A BURGER & DOG FOR LUNCH , AND BY 2PM I STILL HAVE NOT MADE A DECISION YET.

  THEY ARE CALLING FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS HERE IN THE POCONOS SO THIS IS A REASON FOR ME NOT TO DRIVE HOME. PLUS , MY ELDEST SENT ME A PICTURE OUTSIDE THE NAIL WHERE HAVERFORD ROAD LOOKED LIKE A RIVER. SO MY DECISION IS PRETTY EASY.........STAY AND AVOID THE MONSOON RAINS AND DRIVING THROUGH IT.

  BY 5PM I AM SUPER BORED AND CAN'T BELIEVE I AM STILL THINKING OF GOING HOME. IT HAS NOT THUNDER STORMED HERE AND IS ACTUALLY QUITE A NICE OVERCAST DAY AT 70 DEGREES.......THAN MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF.  THIS WOULD MAKE ME UN-TIRED IMMEDIATELY AND WIDE AWAKE. I HATE THESE CALLS.

  A RENTER COMPLAINED ABOUT A PROPERTY AND ANOTHER MINOR ISSUE. I JUST FEEL HUMILIATED ON THESE CALLS SO NOW I AM WIDE AWAKE AND PISSED.

 I RETURN HOME WITH A PIZZA AT 6PM. I EAT IN 20 MINUTES AND DECIDE I WILL AT LEAST CLEAN AS MUCH AS I CAN AND LOAD TOOLS IN MY VAN AND RE-ACCESS FROM THERE ABOUT DRIVING HOME. I THOUGHT FOR SURE I WOULD BE TIRED AGAIN. BUT......BEING MAD COMPENSATED OVER BEING TIRED SO I MADE THE DECISION TO ROLL HOME AT 7:30PM.

  I WAS WORRIED ABOUT WEATHER AND THE THUNDERSTORMS BUT I MADE VERY GOOD TIME. A LITTLE BIT OF FOG AND SOME VERY LIGHT RAIN DID NOT HINDER THE TIME AT ALL.

  WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST GREET THE PUP AND THEY HELP ME UNLOAD.

  WE SETTLE IN AND I TALK TO THEM ABOUT THEIR VISIT TO OUR YOUNGEST'S UNIVERSITY AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHO OFFERED ALL KINDS OF THINGS LIKE DINNERS , LAUNDRY , SWIMMING POOL , AND MORE. WHY....THE COLLEGE IS JUST ONE BLOCK FROM THEIR HOME. I THOUGHT THIS WAS SUPER NICE OF THEM.

 WE SETTLE IN AND I AM GLAD I CAME HOME. I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM SAYING THAT BECAUSE IT IS SO FRICKKIN' BEAUTIFUL IN THE POCONOS. THOUGHT I HAD THE PUP BEING BY YOURSELF KINDA BLOWS AFTER A WEEK.

  WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF JESSICA JONES WHICH WAS GOOD AN DAN EPISODE OF SCHITT''S CREEK WHICH WAS EXCELLENT.

  OFF TO SLEEP IN MY OWN BED WHICH MOST PEOPLE WOULD SAY IS NICE BUT MY SLEEPING HABITS HERE ARE NOT THE BEST. THOUGH TONIGHT......IT WAS GOOD.

  FRIDAY       7 - 12 - 19

 " DAD , THE BASEMENT CARPET FELT KINDA WET "  MY RESPONSE , " OF COURSE IT DID."

 MY YOUNGEST AND I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES PICKING UP WET CARPET TILES AND MOVING THEM TO OUR DRIVEWAY TO DRY IN THE HOT SUN. WE HAD A GOOD SYSTEM.....PILE THEM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS , THROW THEM TO THE TOP OF THE STEPS , AND PLACE THEM ON THE DRIVEWAY. JESUS.....ALWAYS SOMETHING. WE NOW HAVE 6 FANS RUNNING IN OUR BASEMENT.

  LENT OUT OUR " NETFLIX " ACCOUNT TO ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER.

  SCHEDULED A SIDE JOB FOR TOMORROW.

  IT FELT LIKE A SATURDAY FOR SOME REASON.

  DROVE TO THE NAIL AND GOT A TON DONE OVER ABOUT 2 1/2 HOURS. I AM SO GLAD I DID THIS. I PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT AND HEADED BACK HOME.

  CHILL AT HOME AND TRY TO TAKE A NAP. I TOLD MYSELF DO NOT BRING YOUR CELL PHONE IN THE BEDROOM. I  FELL A SLEEP FOR 5 MINUTES AND MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF WITH A TEXT.....CRAP.

  HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL AND ONE ACT IS WAITING OUTSIDE. HE SIGNED AN E-CONTRACT TO SELL 10 - 15 TICKETS. HE SOLD ZERO. HE FIGURED HE WOULD NOT GET PAID AND JUST PERFORM IN FRONT OF 140 PEOPLE. I TOLD HIM , " IMAGINE IF EVERY ACT DID THIS ? EVERYONE SELL ABSOLUTELY ZERO TICKETS. WE ALL BE OUT OF BUSINESS. YOU'RE NOT PERFORMING TONIGHT BECAUSE YOU BREECHED THE CONTRACT. I WILL RE-SCHEDULE YOU.....IF YOU WANT. " I DID NOT CARE ONE BIT. 2 MORE ACTS SHOWED UP WITH ZERO SALES AN DI DID THE SAME THING. WHY EXTEND THE NIGHT FOR ACTS SELLING ZERO TICKETS ?

  OVER 140 TICKETS WERE SOLD. THIS IS A GREAT THING FOR OUR TINY CLUB BUT HIP HOP SHOWS DO NOT PRODUCE MUCH MOVEMENT ON THE REGISTERS OR TIPPING. I FEEL SO BAD FOR THE BARTENDERS SO I GIVE THEM A DOUBLE PAYOUT.  WITH A ROCK SHOW AND 140 TICKETS SOLD A BARTENDER WOULD MAKE 20 TIMES AS MUCH.......SERIOUSLY 20X. OH , ONE OTHER LITTLE TINY GOOD THING IS WE ALWAYS GET DONE EARLY.

  CHILL AT THE END OF THE NIGHT AND HAVE SOME DRINKS WITH THE STAFF AND SOME FRIENDS.

  I RIDE HOME AND SPEED MY BIKE PRETTY FAST.  I SHOULD NOT DO THIS.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND HAVE 2 SLICES OF CHICKEN BROCCOLI ALFREDO PIZZA. GOOD GOD IT IS FRIGGIN' UNBELIEVABLE. IT WAS LATE NIGHT AND I SHOULD NOT DO THIS.

 OFF TO BED AND PASS OUT. I HAVE A LONG DAY TOMORROW.

  SATURDAY EARLY MORNING - I GET TEXTED AT 6:30AM. A FAMILY MEMBER ASKED IF I WAS AWAKE.......I GIGGLED.  WE TALKED WHEN I GOT THE CALL 2 MINUTES LATER.

  SATURDAY        7 - 13 - 19

  HE COMES THE DAY......I'M FAT.

  DO MY NORMAL ROUTINE IN THE MORNING AND THAN OFF TO PHILLY TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. IT WAS THE FASTEST I EVER WENT THROUGH THIS STORE. WHY ? THE LINES ARE ALWAYS LONG. EACH CUSTOMER COULD TAKE 10-15 MINUTES. SO IF YOU ARE 5TH IN LINE......DO THE MATH. IT IS FRIGGIN FRUSTRATING TO SAY THE LEAST. I ALWAYS GO HERE WITH THE MINDSET OF " I WILL HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE 30+ MINUTES ". ANYWAY , I ROLL UP WITH MY TON OF PRODUCT ( MOSTLY FOR HOME ) AND A MANAGER SAYS , " COME TO THIS NEW OPEN LINE. FIRST IN LINE WITH NO WAIT AND I HELP THE CASHIER READ CODES AND I EVEN SAY TO HER , " IN 25 YEARS , THIS IS THE FASTEST I EVER WENT THROUGH A LINE ".

  LEAVING , I MADE GOOD TIME BY HITTING MANY GREEN LIGHTS AND AVOIDING DUMB SLOW DRIVERS.  I NEVER MADE IT FROM RESTAURANT DEPOT TO THE NAIL IN UNDER AN HOUR......TODAY I DID. I DO NOT STOCK ANYTHING AND JUST PLACE ALL PRODUCT RIGHT IN THE BACK KITCHEN AREA AND WALK-IN FREEZER. I DO THE REGISTER AND I AM IN AND OUT IN UNDER 15 MINUTES. THERE IS NO NEED TO STOCK SINCE I WILL BE RETURNING LATER.

  AT HOME I HAVE EVERYONE HELP ME UNLOAD. I HAVE A TON OF STUFF AND WE STOCK EVERYTHING QUICKLY. OH , JUST ONE PROBLEM.....WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH FREEZER SPACE. WE STORE SOME BAGS IN OUR FRIDGE TO BE LATER MOVED TO THE NAIL. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED IS I BOUGHT A LARGE BOX OF 200 CROISSANT ROLLS. THE PICTURE ON THE SIDE OF THE BOX SHOWS CROISSANT EGG/CHEESE SANDWICHES. I THOUGHT, ON MY GOD , PERFECT !!  BAKE BREAKFAST SANDWICHES IN 10 MINUTES AND NO MORE MCDONALDS OR MAKING BREAKFAST MYSELF. WELL , I OPEN UP THE BOX AND THERE IS NO SANDWICHES.....JUST CROISSANTS.....BLOW.  BUT........I DID LATER MAKE BREAKFAST SANDWICHES AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  KIDS PUT BASEMENT BACK TOGETHER WITH 50 CARPET TILES BAKING ON THE DRIVEWAY IN THE HOT SUN. WHEELS FLIPPED THEM IN THE MORNING AND BY EVENING THEY WERE STONE DRY. A FRIENDS HELPED OUR KIDS WHICH WAS A HUGE HELP.

  I REST FOR A LITTLE BIT AND I GOT LETHARGIC. I WAS WATCHING LAST YEAR'S EAGLES VS BEARS PLAY-OFF GAME AND JUST COULD NOT GET GOING. AT THE END OF THE 3RD QUARTER AND I HAD TO GET UP.

  I SHOWER AND GET DRESSED AND TAKE A 5 HOUR ENERGY DRINK. I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE AND WAS ACTUALLY NERVOUS. LATER A FRIEND TOLD ME HE SAW GREEN & PURPLE SPOTS BEFORE HIS EYES AFTER DRINKING IT.

  LOAD MY VAN WITH 3 LARGE LADDERS ( SO GLAD I DID THIS ) AND OFF TO A SIDE JOB. I HAVE A FRIEND HELP AND MAN WAS I GLAD I DID THIS TOO.  I ARRIVE IN PAOLI AND HERE IS WHAT WE DID : ( THE CUSTOMER DID ADD MORE )

 - DID A WALK THROUGH WITH THE CUSTOMERS. I HAVE DONE WORK FOR THEM SEVERAL TIMES AND THEY ARE VERY COOL.

 - SECURE KITCHEN WALL AND BASE CABINETS.

 - INSPECT A TRASH CAN CABINET NOT CLOSING RIGHT. I COULD NOT FIX THIS BECAUSE THE DOG BROKE A PIECE OFF. THE DOG WAS SUPER COOL.

 - HANG A LIVING ROOM PICTURE.

 - HANG A BATHROOM PICTURE.

 - HANG A IRONING BOARD AND SHELF ABOVE IT.

 - HANG A BEDROOM PICTURE.

 - REPLACE A BATHROOM LIGHT FIXTURE. THE HUSBAND NOR I COULD REMOVE THE GLOBE COVER SO I GOT A TRASH BAG AND PLACED IT OVER THE GLOBE....AND SMASHED IT. I REPLACE THE LIGHT AND WIRING QUICKLY BUT THE MOUNT IS NOT LINING UP WITH THE HOLES TO SECURE THE FIXTURE. I SPEND A SOLID 20 MINUTES TRYING TO ALIGN THEM. NOW , IN MY EXPERIENCE , I TELL THE CUSTOMER I NEED HER HELP. I HAVE FOUND WHEN SECURING THE MOUNT WITH TINY SCREWS THEY FALL OFF MY SCREW GUN EASILY AND HIT THE FLOOR.  SO , I SAID TO HER , " WHEN A SCREW FALLS JUST KEEP AN EYE ON IT BECAUSE LITTLE GREMLINS STEAL THEM. " FUNNY TO SAY BUT I AM TELLING YOU IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME SEVERAL TIMES. SHE WATCHES AND I DROP THE SCREW 3 TIMES OUT OF 20 ATTEMPTS. EACH TIME SHE SEES THE SCREW AND WHERE IT IS. SHE LEAVES THE BATHROOM FOR JUST A MINUTE.  I GO TO MOUNT A SCREW AND IT FALLS.....NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. WE WILL LOOK FOR IT AFTER I GET THE 1ST SCREW IN.

 - BOTH OF US SEARCH ON OUR HANDS AND KNEES AND CAN NOT FIND THE DAMN SCREW.....UNBELIEVABLE. WE SEARCHED AROUND THE TOILET , IN A FLOOR VENT , UNDER A WASHIER & DRYER , MY SNEAKERS , THE LADDER, AND IT WAS GONE..........OH LORD LIKE A FART IN THE WIND !!! LUCKILY , I FOUND A SIMILAR SCREW AND FINISHED THE INSTALLATION 25 MINUTES OVER WHAT IT SHOULD OF TAKEN ME.

 - REPLACE A WATER SHUT-OFF VALVE IN THE BASEMENT.

 - INSTALL CEILING TILES IN THE BASEMENT.

 - REPLACE AN OUTDOOR PORCH LIGHT.

 - FIX A LOOSE BATHROOM FAUCET HANDLE.

 - AND NOW THE BIG ONE........LEAF BLOW THE ENTIRE HOME ON A STEEP PITCHED ROOF. LAST YEAR I ASKED MY FRIEND TO WALK THE ROOF SINCE HE IS 200 POUNDS LIGHTER THAN ME. HE GOT TOO SCARED AND DECLINED SO I DID IT. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE HELL I DID THIS BECAUSE THIS TIME I WAS NOT GOING UP THERE. I TRIED A GARAGE ROOF AND MY SNEAKER CAME OFF. ONE SLIP AND I AM ROLLING OFF THE ROOF LIKE A SKIER GOING DOWN A SLOPE.

 ---- I HAVE 3 LADDERS .....8 ' , 30' , AND 40'. THANK GOODNESS I BROUGHT ALL 3. SLOWLY I MOVE THE LADDERS AROUND THE HOME. MY BUDDY HELPS ME WITH THE 40' LADDER.  THE GUTTERS ARE TOTALLY CLOGGED WITH DEBRIS AND SOME BIG BRANCHES HAD TO BE REMOVED USING A POLE-SAW. THIS DEVICE EXTENDS TO 20 FEET SO IT HELPED ME GET BIG BRANCHES FALLEN AT THE TOP OF THE ROOF EASILY. I CLIMBED TO THE TOP OF THE GUTTERS AND JUST REACHED AS FAR AS I COULD WITH THE LEAF BLOWER.  I WAS DRAINED AND ASKED FOR WATER AND DIET PEPSI. I WAS A LITTLE DIZZY AND HALFWAY THROUGH THE ONLY THING THAT KEPT ME GOING WAS SHADE. THE BACK OF THE HOUSE IS ALL SHADED....THANK GOODNESS.

  - LEAF BLOW WALKWAYS AND LARGE DECK. WE HAD TO MOVE CHAIRS AND A FIRE PIT TOO.

  WE ROLL OUT AND MAN I WAS ON EMPTY. I TAKE A BEAUTIFUL BACK ROAD ALL THE WAY TO HAVERTOWN TO RETURN A FAMILY MEMBER'S 40' LADDER.

  BACK HOME I SEE THE CARPET TILES HAVE BEEN MOVED FROM THE DRIVEWAY TO THE BASEMENT. I ASK THE KIDS TO PUT THE CARPET PUZZLE BACK TOGETHER. A FRIEND HELPED LIKE I SAID ABOVE IN THIS BLOG.

 I LAY DOWN FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND THAN SHOWER. IT FELT GOOD SINCE I HAD GUTTER CRAP ALL OVER ME.

  MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME LOAD A TON OF FOOD FOR THE NAIL. THIS OPENS UP SPACE FOR OUR STUFFED FREEZERS AT HOME. MY CROISSANTS ARE NOT DOING TO GOOD.

 STOP AND GET GAS FOR OUR CAR.

  AT THE NAIL I BEGIN MORE THINGS :

 - I STOCK ALL THE FOOD PRODUCT I DROPPED OFF EARLIER. THIS WAS NOT FUN. I ROTATE ALL FOOD IN THE SMALL FREEZER AND SMASH ANY ICE FORMING TOO BIG INSIDE THE FREEZER. THE BIG CHUNKS I THROW OUTSIDE IN TO THE BACK LOT.

 - DO THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE.

 - CLEAN THE BATHROOMS.

 - I FIX AND FIGHT A CEILING FAN BLADE. A F'N 5 MINUTE JOB TOOK 45 MINUTES AND ME STANDING ON A LADDER IN FLIP FLOPS. MY FRIEND WALKED IN THAT HELPED ME EARLIER IN THE DAY SAID ," AREN'T YOU SICK OF LADDERS YET ? ". HE ALSO GOT ME A URINAL PART FOR FREE.

  AFTER JUST 2 HOURS I WAS TOO DAMN TIRED. I DID COMPUTER STUFF AND PLAYED A COUPLE OF GAMES OF INTERNET POKER.

 BY 10:30PM I TOLD SEVERAL PEOPLE I WAS CLOSING. I ROLL HOME LISTENING TO THE PHILLIES IN THE TOP OF THE 9TH INNING. THEY BLOW A 3 - 2 LEAD. IT WAS A CRUSHING LOSS. ABSOLUTELY SICKENING. DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ANY OTHER FUCKING TEAM ?!?!?!?! YOU CAN JUST FEEL THEY ARE GOING TO FUCK UP A 1 RUN LEAD.

 I WALK IN OUR HOUSE AND WHEELS SAYS , " PHILLIES BLOW. I KNEW THEY LOSE. " SUCH A CRUSHING CRUSHING LOSS. DID YOU KNOW IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY THE PHILLIES BE IN THE PLAYOFFS AS THE 2ND WILDCARD. AS BAD AS WE ARE........MAKES NO SENSE.

  I WIND DOWN WITH A ONE AND ONE DRINK AND WE WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF JESSICA JONES. HOW THE HELL DO YOU STOP THIS SHOW ?!?!?!?!?!?

  WE ALSO WATCHED SOME SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. IT WAS NOT THE BEST AND THE RAPPER MUSIC ARTIST I JUST DID NOT UNDERSTAND. HE MOANS INTO THE MIC WHILE A HOT CHICK SPINS ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND UNICORN HORSE. WHAT THE FUCK ?  I WATCHED HER MORE THAN LISTENING TO HIM.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I PASSED OUT. 

  SUNDAY        7 - 14 - 19

  RYAN HOWARD HAS AN I.P.A. BEER WITH WHEELS.....THAT'S KINDA COOL.

  I LEAVE GAME EARLY TO GO TO NAIL WHERE BANDS ARE WAITING......AND MISS HAVING A BEER WITH RYAN HOWARD. ANNNNNNNND THAT MY FRIENDS IS THE STORY OF MY LIFE. THE FIRST TIME I EVER LEFT A GAME EARLY IN 35 YEARS AND I MISS HANGING WITH RYAN HOWARD. I JUST GIGGLE AT MY LUCK SOMETIMES.

  INVITED TO A SUPER SUITE FOR RYAN HOWARD'S RETIREMENT GAME AT CITIZEN'S BANK PARK. EVERYTHING IS FREE.......PARKING , FOOD , BOOZE , AND TICKETS. THE FUNNY THING.....I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE GOING. WHO THE HELL DOES THIS?? I HAD A SUPER LONG DAY ON SATURDAY AND HAVE ANOTHER LONG NIGHT SO MY MOTIVATION TO PARTY WAS AT ZERO. IT REMINDS ME OF A GUY GOING OUT WITH A SUPER HOT CHICK AND THAN DUMPS HER. US LITTLE PEOPLE SAY HOW THE HELL DID HE DROP THAT SUPER HOT CHICK ? ( TOMMY LEE AND PAMELA ANDERSON FOR EXAMPLE ) BUT I GUESS AFTER BEING IN THE SUITE SO MANY TIMES I WAS GETTING BORED WITH IT. I WOULD OF RATHER SPENT TIME WITH MY KID AT HOME. BUT.........AFTER DRIVING WHEELS NUTS I WENT.

  WHEELS DRIVES YOUNGEST TO WORK WHILE I DO NAIL BOOKS AND SHOWER.  I AM HAPPY WITH THE NUMBERS AGAIN. NO ONE EVER GETS A PAT ON THE BACK IN THE TOUGH BUSINESS SO TODAY I TREATED MYSELF TO SOME PORN. THESE VIDEO GIRLS LOVE ME.

  OH , MY YOUNGEST SAID 2 HUGE GUYS CAME IN HER WORK TODAY. I SHOW HER PICTURES AND IT WAS JASON KELSEY AND LANE JOHNSON OF THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES. GOOD TO SEE MY YOUNGEST HAS LUCK FROM THE WHEELS SIDE.

 GOT A TEXT OUR CONDO RENTERS LOCKED THEMSELVES OUT......NICE. LUCKILY WE HAVE A NEIGHBOR WITH A KEY.

 WE HEAD TO THE GAME AND MAKE OKAY TO GOOD TIME. I WAS KINDA SURPRISED WITH SHORE TRAFFIC AND ONE RUBBER NECKING AREA.

  ARRIVE AT THE V.I.P. PARKING AND OFFICERS USE A DOG TO SNIFF OUT OUR CAR. WE PROCEED TO PARK IN THE V.I.P. AREA AND WALK TO THE TICKET OFFICE WITH MICKEY MORANDINI AND HIS FAMILY. HIS WIFE LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS A PIECE OF ASS IN HER DAY.....SHE STILL LOOKED DAMN GOOD. BY TRADE SHE IS A PERSONLA TRAINER.

 AT THE MAIN TICKET OFFICE WE SEE MRS. GILES......COOL LADY.

  WE GO UP THE ELEVATORS AND ARRIVE AT THE SUITE. NONE OF OUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS ARE THERE. I ACTUALLY ENJOY HANGING WITH WHEELS AND WATCHING THE CEREMONY FOR RYAN HOWARD'S RETIREMENT. SOME OLD PLAYERS , COACHES , VIDEOS , AND MORE ARE PRESENTED. RYAN MAKES A NICE SPEECH. HIS FIRST WORDS......." MAN , THIS IS DOPE ".  WE HAVE MET HIM SEVERAL TIMES AND HE IS ALWAYS VERY COOL.

  WE SETTLE IN AND HIT THE GRUB.......CHEESE STEAKS , HOT DOGS , SALAD , PICKIES , FRUIT , COOKIES , AND MORE. OH.......BEER , SELTZER DRINKS , BOOZE , WATER , SODA , AND MORE. REMEMBER ALL IS FREE. I ONLYDRINK WATER.

 FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARRIVE AND MISS ALL THE CEREMONIES WHICH WAS THE WHOLE REASON FOR ATTENDING THE GAME. I AM PLEASANTLY SURPRISED MY NIECE MADE IT. I LIKE TALKING TO HER AND HER , WHEELS , AND MYSELF GO GET FREE ICE CREAM RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR SUITE. EVERYONE ELSE I HAVE TO PUT ON THE " COMEDY ACT " WHICH IS DRAINING. I WAS NOT RELAXING AT ALL AND THINKING OF THE NAIL AND THE BANDS TONIGHT. HERE I AM IN THE MOST PERFECT PLACE TO SEE A GAME AND I WAS NOT FEELING IT. BY THE 7TH INNING I TOLD WHEELS I WAS GOING TO ROLL HOME. I NEVER LEAVE EARLY. I WAS SO TIRED I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP 2 MINUTES FROM OUR HOUSE. I DID MAKE GREAT TIME THOUGH. I TOOK A RYAN HOWARD BOBBLE HEAD AND SOME FOOD WITH ME. LITTLE DID I KNOW MY ELDEST WOULD TAKE THE FOOD TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

 I MADE IT HOME AND FELL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH FOR 45 MINUTES. I WAS SO CRASHED I DID NOT HEAR BOTH MY KIDS COME IN JUST 10 FEET AWAY VIA A BACK DOOR. THE ONLY THING THAT AWOKE ME WAS A HUGE ANNOYING FLY LANDING ON MY MOUSTACHE.

 MEANWHILE ........WHEELS AND FAMILY DECIDE TO STROLL UP TO THE OWNER'S SUITE. THERE IS A LINE OF 50 PEOPLE WAITING FOR RYAN HOWARD TO COME OUT TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AND TAKE PICTURES. IT IS ACTUALLY ROPED OFF. WELL , WHEELS AND FAMILY BYPASS THE ROPED OFF AREA AND GO RIGHT IN......POWER. THERE IS RYAN HOWARD AT THE BAR AND THEY TALK FOR OVER 10 MINUTES. WHEELS SAYS HE IS SUPER COOL. SHE FELT WEIRD TAKING A PICTURE WITH HIM. THEY ALSO WATCHED HOWARD'S KIDS DANCE WITH THE PHANATIC ON TOP OF A DUGOUT.

  I RIDE MY BIKE TO THE NAIL AND THE BAND FROM KENTUCKY IS WAITING. THEY HAVE A LARGE LUXURY VAN PARKED OUT FRONT. I QUICKLY LOAD THEM IN. THEY WERE SUPER COOL AND THE NIGHT WAS ACTUALLY FUN.

  I HAD A GOOD TIME MINGLING WITH THE FANS OF MUSIC AND HITTING ON A SUPER HOT ASIAN GIRL. I JOKED THAT SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS THE LEAD SINGER OF A BAND AND/OR A SOUND TECHNICIAN. I WAS SHOWING HER HOW TO USE OUR MIXING BOARD. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT SHE SAYS , " THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME ABOUT MICROPHONES AND SOUND." I REPLY , " THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE. I JUST CAME IN FOR A BEER AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SOUND. " SHE LAUGHS AND OFFERS TO HAVE SLEEP WITH ME AND CLIMB ALL OVER MY BODY LIKE MOUNT EVEREST . ACTUALLY , SHE LAUGHS AND I SEE HER FACE AND IT SAYS , " WOW , WHAT A SAD FAT BALD MAN WHO WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER HUMAN BEING THE REST OF HIS LIFE......MAN OR WOMAN. I AM SO OUTTA HERE BEFORE HE TAKES MY PIZZA.

  ROLL HOME TIRED AND HAVE A DRINK WITH WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST LAYS NEXT TO ME. I RUB HER FEET AND LEGS WHILE WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF SCHITT'S CREEK WHICH WAS VERY GOOD. I ENJOYED THESE MOMENTS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE TODAY.

  MONDAY       7 - 15 - 19

 LONG DAY.....FIGHTING OUR A/C.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY. MY MAIN CONCERN IS OUR LARGE 5 TON A/C UNIT THAT'S NOT DOING DICK FOR COOLING. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING. I TEST THE AIR COMING OUT OF THE VENT AND IT IS 59 DEGREES. THIS IS VERY GOOD CONSIDERING THE 90+ DEGREE HEAT WAVE WE ARE IN. THE PROBLEM IS THE AIR IS BLOWING OUT AT SUPER SLOW SPEED. JESUS , CAN'T A MACHINE JUST DO WHAT THE HELL IT'S SUPPOSE TO DO FOR ONE DAMN SEASON.

 I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS PREPPING FOR TONIGHT. THAN .....I HAVE AN IDEA. REMOVE THE CANDY MACHINE THAT IS NOT BEING USED AND INSERT A WINDOW A/C UNIT. THIS IS A NICE LITTLE PROJECT. I HAVE 2 NEW UNITS. I PICK THE BIGGEST ONE WHICH IS 8500 BTU'S.

  I ROLL HOME ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND IMMEDIATELY LOAD MY VAN WITH TOOLS AND 2 A/C WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS. 

  BACK AT THE NAIL I SET UP AND BEGIN REMOVING THE CANDY MACHINE AND IT IS A HASSLE.  I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW LONG IT TAKES ME TO REMOVE IT. ONCE IT IS OUT I BUILD A BOX FOR THE NEW A/C UNIT TO GO IN. I GET MY CIRCULAR SAW AND TRY TO USE IT. THE OUTLET MAKES A WEIRD BUZZING SOUND. I TRY ANOTHER OUTLET AND IT BLOWS THE BREAKER. JESUS CHRIST NOW I MUST RE-WIRE MY CIRCULAR SAW. I TAKE THE DAMN THING APART AND WASTE MORE TIME.

  2 HOURS LATER I HAVE THE A/C INSTALLED. IT ACTUALLY LOOKS GOOD.....TACKY , BUT GOOD. I WILL LET IT RUN AND RETURN LATER TONIGHT.

 BACK HOME I NAP AND SHOWER. WHEELS HEADS TO A FRIENDS HOUSE FOR A WALK.

  MY ELDEST HAS A FRIEND STOP OVER AND HE TAKES THINGS UP TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR US.

 ON MY BIKE I RETURN TO THE NAIL FOR A 3RD TIME. THE BANDS ARE EARLY AND BEGIN TO UNLOAD....UNTIL OUR NEIGHBOR WAVES AT THEM 50 TIMES TO MOVE. HE WAS LIKE A LITTLE KID. THAN I YELLED AT HIM TOO.....FUCKING TOTAL JERK OFF.

  BANDS ARE FUN , BARTENDER IS GREAT , AND THE MUSIC IS SUPER COOL AS ONE BAND CALLED THE DOOD USES THEATRE PROPS DURING THEIR SET. HOT GIRLS IN SKIMPY OUTFITS IS OKAY WITH ME.

 I BROUGHT IN 2 MORE BARTENDERS TO HELP WITH FOOD ORDERS. THEY WERE ADORABLE AND ONE BAND CALLED EVERWAR GAVE OUT TEE SHIRTS TO EVERYONE. I GOT PICTURES AND POSTED THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA. ....SOME ARE ADORABLE.

 CROWN OF EARTH WAS SUPER COOL AND GAVE ALL MONEY AND OUT OF THEIR PICKETS TO THE TRAVELING BANDS.

  A GROUP STAGE PICTURE WITH OUR BARTENDER IS CUTE TOO. AGAIN....POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 I AM PRETTY TIRED AND WE ROLL OUT. BUT I DO GET A PHONE CALL AT 2AM WHERE MY ELDEST TELLS ME THE BLU-RAY IS NOT WORKING FOR NETFLIX. I REPLIED ," STOP DRINKING AND GO TO BED. "

  TAKE MY BIKE HOME AND MAKE A DRINK AND WIND DOWN WATCHING TV AND HAVING SOME PRETZELS AND MOZZARELLA.

  HEY .........PHILLIES REBOUNDED AGAINST THE DODGERS TONIGHT. I TURNED IT OFF WHEN WE WERE WINNING 1 - 0. NOT SURE WHAT THE FINAL WAS.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , THE WINDOW A/C UNIT I INSTALLED WHERE THE CANDY MACHINE WAS DID ABSOLUTELY DICK. TIME TO SEARCH CRAIGSLIST FOR A BIGGER ONE..........BLOW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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