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

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

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

Work hard :

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

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

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

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

             PERFORMED LIVE EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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  SUNDAY    9 - 16 - 18

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

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

ANYWAY MY DAY :

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

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

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

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

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

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

    HERE ARE SOME :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY       9 - 17 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       FAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS :

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

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

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

  - DUST THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE WITH A LONG POLE DUSTER.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   TUESDAY        9 - 18 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY        9 - 19 - 18

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

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

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

  SO HERE IS OUR DAY AT 6 FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 4 - IT WAS NOW DARK.

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

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

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

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

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

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

   THURSDAY        9 - 20 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   FRIDAY           9 - 21 - 18

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

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

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

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   SATURDAY     9 - 22 - 18

  BAD DAY......FUN NIGHT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WHEELS MADE AN APPEARANCE WHICH WAS NICE.

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY         9 - 23 - 18

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

  LET'S START OFF WITH THE MINOR BAD THINGS :

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

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

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

  THE GOODS AND ITS ALL EAGLES :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY       9 - 24 - 18

  CAN'T GET CAUGHT UP...........

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

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

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

  TAKE A NAP FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 TUESDAY      9 - 25 - 18

  THE LONG DAY.

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

  SO.......HERE'S HOW IT WENT :

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

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

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

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

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

 - REPLACE 2 OUTDOOR DECK LANTERNS.

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

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

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

 - REMOVE A LARGE GLASS STORM DOOR.

 - REPLACED A LARGE FRONT DOOR PATIO LANTERN.

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

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

 - CHANGE OUT A QUICK SET GARAGE DOOR LOCK.

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

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

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

  OFF TO BED PRETTY TIRED.

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

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

  WEDNESDAY        9 - 26 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY       9 - 27 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     FRIDAY      9 - 28 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY        9 - 29 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FLYERS START SEASON ON THURSDAY.

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

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

   SUNDAY     9 - 30 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

  USED ALL LEFTOVERS IN THE FRIDGE TO MAKE A FRITADE.

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

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

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

   MONDAY      10 - 1 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  ME - " WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED ? "

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

  ME " HOLY SHIT. "

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

  TUESDAY      10 - 2 - 18

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

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

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

 - TAPED OUT THE FLOOR AND PAINTED THE BASEBOARD.

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

 - PAINTED THE TRIM AND SILLS ON 2 WINDOWS.

 - PAINTED THE TRIM AND JAMBS OF THE DOORWAY.

 - SPRAY PAINTED THE IRON BASEBOARD HEATERS WITH WHITE RUSTOLEUM.

 - SPACKLED , SPONGED , AND SANDED WALLS AND CEILING.

 - REMOVED CEILING FAN AND PAINTED CEILING.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY      10 - 3 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY        10 - 4 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  A NICE CROWD AND WORKING WITH MY ELDEST WAS FUN.

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY    10 - 5 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  HEAD TO BED ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED.

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

  SATURDAY     10 - 6 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  OH , FLYERS LOSE.......BLOW.

  SUNDAY      10 - 7 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    #NEVERWATCHAMCAGAIN.

  MONDAY    10 - 8 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY      10 - 9 - 18

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

    ( DO YOU FEEL THE THICK SARCASM ? )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY       10 - 10 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY    10 - 11 - 18

  A COUPLE OF THANK YOU'S MUST GO OUT.

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

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

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

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

  OK , BACK TO MY MENIAL LIFE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  COUPLE OF MORE THINGS :

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

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

    FRIDAY      10 - 12 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 SELLER - " HELLO ? "

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY        10 - 13 - 18

  EASY TO SAY , HARDER TO DO.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   SUNDAY     10 - 14 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THE BANDS......KINDA DIFFERENT.

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

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

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

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

  OFF TO BED AND CRASH FOR THE NIGHT.

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

    MONDAY     10 - 15 - 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  CONTACT SOME BANDS AND TALK TO BOOK SHOWS.

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

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

  HERE'S THE QUICK DIALOGUE AND STORY :

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

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

 WHEELS - " DO YOU FEEL BETTER NOW ? "

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

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

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

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

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

 WHEELS - " NOPE. NOT HAPPENING. "

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

  WHEELS STARTS LAUGHING.

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

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

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

  MY TASK IS DONE FOR TODAY.

   TUESDAY      10 - 16 - 18

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

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

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

  ME - " NO , NOT ALL. "

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

 ME - " MAYBE SHE IS NOT FEELING GOOD. "

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

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

   WHEELS STARTS LAUGHING

 BACK TO MY MUNDANE LIFE :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 HOW ARE THE WORKERS AND WORKING WITH THEM ? - 10

 HOW IS THE MANAGEMENT ? - 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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