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   WARNING - THIS EVERYDAY BLOG USES STORIES AND LANGUAGE THAT WILL OFFEND SOME ONE..............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. 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 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 eventually 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 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 to be 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 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.

     Our website is updated & blogged everyday 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 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     3 - 11 - 18

   DECISION TO MAKE..............BLOW.

   REALLY HAPPY OUR ELDEST MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME FROM NORTH CAROLINA VACATION. STILL NEVER SAW ONE PICTURE OF THE MAGNIFICENT ROOMS WE GOT HER AND FRIENDS BUT VERY GLAD OUR KID IS HOME.

   UP AT 3AM AND OUR FRIEND IS SLEEPING ON OUR COUCH. THIS IS A GOOD THING BY NOT DRIVING HOME WHILE PARTYING ALL NIGHT.  I TRIED TO GO BACK TO BED BY 5:45AM I HAD TO GET UP. I QUIETLY WORKED ON MY COMPUTER UNTIL 7AM. I FIGURED LET ME GET OUT OF HERE TO GIVE OUR FRIEND SOME QUIET.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND DO CHORES FOR 2+ HOURS. I DID GET A TON DONE. I EVEN STARTED MOVING OUR STUFF BACK OUTSIDE TO THE LOT. THE DUMPSTER WILL BE MOVED TO THE GATE WHICH MAY BE A HASSLE.

   BACK HOME BY 9:15AM WHICH IS ACTUALLY 10:15AM DUE TO DAY LIGHT SAVINGS.  OUR FRIEND IS UP AND WE TALK AND MAKE JOKES. WHEELS GETS UP AND WE ALL HANG OUT.

   BY 12 NOON I MAKE A DECISION.  I NEED TO DELIVER THIS SECTIONAL AND I COULD TIME IT WITH A BARTENDER WHO IS AT THE HOUSE. HER HELP WITH ALL HER FRIENDS WOULD BE HUGE. BUT AS MY LIFE IS........IT WASN'T HAPPENING. UNFORTUNATELY I MISSED THEM. THEY WERE LEAVING EARLY FOR A WATER PARK. THIS MEANS I COULD TAKE MY TIME BUT........HAVE TO UNLOAD THIS SECTIONAL BY MYSELF AND RELOAD THE OLD MONSTER SECTIONAL...........BY MYSELF. WITH MY CHEST , ARM , AND SHOULDER HURTING I WAS NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PROJECT.

   WHEELS HELPS ME LOAD THE 3RD PIECE OF SECTIONAL ON TOP OF THE ROOF OF MY VAN. I GOT MY YOUNGEST TO HELP BY STANDING ON TOP OF THE VEHICLE AND GUIDING BUNGEE CORDS.  WE STRAP THE BEJESUS OUT OF IT. I LOOK WORSE THAN FRED SANFORD & HIS SON.  A FRIEND AND HIS WIFE PULL UP OUR DRIVEWAY AND CUT ME UP. I ALSO HAND HIM A MIC AND CORD TO FIX......HOW'S THAT FOR TIMING.

   I HAVE A COUSINS PARTY TODAY WITH ALL KINDS OF BOOZE AND PHENOMENAL FOOD. I WILL MISS IT FOR THE 2ND TIME IN A MONTH. I AM TOTALLY BUMMED. I DECIDE TO HEAD TO THE BIG HOUSE. WHAT TOTALLY SUCKED I HAD TO DRIVE 60 MPH THE WHOLE TIME. THIS SPEED BLOWS. WITH THE BIG PIECE OF FURNITURE ON MY ROOF I HAD TO BE CAREFUL. SO I SET THE CRUISE CONTROL FOR 60 , LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK , RUBBED MY COCK , AND MADE SOME PHONE CALLS TO BYE THE TIME. MAN IT FELT LIKE FOREVER. OH , AND THE PUP IS WITH ME.

  DURING THE RIDE UP AT OLD MAN SPEED I GOT MORE LOOKS DRIVING BY ME THAN THE ELEPHANT MAN AT A CIRCUS.  EVERY PERSON BLOWING BY ME GAVE ME A LOOK LIKE.......WHAT A DUMB ASS.

   I ARRIVE AND BEGIN TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO UNLOAD THIS BY MYSELF. AFTER UNLOADING THE SMALL STUFF I DECIDE TO MOVE MY VAN ALONG THE SIDE OF THE DECK. I SLIDE THE SMALL PIECE OF SECTIONAL FROM MY VAN ROOF USING 2 PLANKS TO THE DECK OVER ITS RAILING. THAN WITH TARPS AND A FLAT DOLLY I GET THE PIECE INSIDE WITH NO DAMAGE. THIS WAS THE EASIEST PIECE OF THE SECTIONAL.

  NOW, HOW AM I GOING TO GET THE 2 BIG SECTIONAL PIECES IN ?  I MUST WAIT. I DEVISE A PLAN TO USE THE DECK AGAIN. THE SNOW IS MELTING GOOD SO I SHOVEL A LARGE SECTION OF OUR DECK TO USE TO GET THE PIECES ON TO. I SHOVEL ON AND OFF FOR 2 HOURS ALLOWING THE SNOW AND ICE TO MELT. THERE IS ABOUT 6-8 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE DECK. I FINALLY MAKE A LARGE LANDING PAD. MY IDEA IS TO PARK THE VAN NEXT TO THE DECK , PULL ONE SECTIONAL OUT AT A TIME , SPIN & LEAN IT UP ON THE DECK , AND THAN USE THE RAILING AS A FULCRUM TO BALANCE & FLIP THE SECTIONAL PIECE UP AND OVER ON TO THE DECK. I WOULD THAN USE A TARP OR DOLLY TO SLIDE OR ROLL IT INSIDE.  OH MY GOD...........I WANTED THIS AS THE LAST THING POSSIBLE BUT SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS. THIS MEANS I HAVE TO DO IT ON MONDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.

  I SETTLE IN AND BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST AND CHECKING OUT THE HOUSE. I FIND BREAD , BAGELS , EGGS , JACKET , UMBRELLA , AND A WATER BOTTLE. OH , AND ONE BEDROOM WINDOW WAS WIDE OPEN. IT'S NICE TO HAVE OUR ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATERS WARM THE DEER AND CHIPMUNKS. OVERALL THE HOUSE IS ON GOOD SHAPE.

  I WORK ON 2 TV REMOTES THAT TOOK ME OVER 2 HOURS TO FINALLY FIX. I USED GOOGLE TO TRY TO RE-PROGRAM THEM. OH MY GOD I WAS SO PISSED BY 8:30PM I WAS STILL F'ING WITH THESE THINGS.

  I FINALLY SIT DOWN AND WATCH THE 76ERS. OH , I HAD " IMPRACTICAL JOKERS " ON FOR MOST OF THE DAY. IT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY FUNNY SINCE IT WAS THE NEWER EPISODES. I HAVE SOME WINE. I DECIDE NOT TO BRING ANY BEER OR BRANDY BECAUSE I'M FAT AND WORTHLESS.

   I ALSO WATCHED A SPECIAL ON " O.J. SIMPSON ".  A GIRL INTERVIEWED HIM IN 2006. TODAY IN 2018 SHE HAD A PANEL OF EXPERT ON MURDER CASES , A FRIEND OF NICOLE BROWN , A NOVELIST ON THE CASE , AND THE ATTORNEY CHRISTOPHER DARDEN.  IT WAS VERY GOOD. THE PART OF O.J. " HYPOTHETICALLY " SAYING HOW HE KILLED THE 2 PEOPLE WAS MESMERIZING AND BASICALLY AN ADMISSION OF GUILT. IT REALLY IS AMAZING HOW THIS GUY GOT AWAY WITH BRUTALLY MURDERING THESE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. IT SPLIT A NATION TOO WHEN THAT VERDICT CAME OUT. AS I SAID BACK THAN ,  I DON'T CARE WHAT COLOR YOU ARE , THE EVIDENCE PROVED HE WAS GUILTY BUT BECAUSE OF THE HIGH FALOOTIN' LAWYERS IT BECAME A SMOKE & MIRROR AND CIRCUS SHOW.

  THE MOST CONCRETE EVIDENCE WAS THE DNA........BLOOD.  THERE WERE 3 PEOPLES BLOOD IN THE INFAMOUS WHITE BRONCO TRUCK............O.J.'S , NICOLE BROWN , AND RON GOLDMAN. IT IS THAT SIMPLE .....ALL THREE HAD DNA OR BLOOD IN THIS TRUCK.  IN THE 2006 INTERVIEW O.J. SAID , " HE CUT HIS FINGER BY SLAMMING A GLASS ON A TABLE IN A CHICAGO HOTEL WHEN HE FOUND OUT HIS WIFE WAS MURDERED. SO , HOW DID HIS BLOOD GET IN THE WHITE BRONCO A DAY EARLIER IN FLORIDA? THIS AIRED TONIGHT AND WILL BE ALL OVER THE NATIONAL NEWS TOMORROW.  I REALLY WANT TO WATCH THE TV SERIES OF THE O.J. TRIAL. I HEARD IT WAS EXCELLENT.

  HEAD TO BED AT MIDNIGHT AND WAKE UP AT 1:30AM. I AM SO PISSED. MY CPAP MACHINE IS BONE DRY OF WATER AND SO IS MY MOUTH.  I MUST  LOOK LIKE A HIPPO YAWNING WHEN SLEEPING. I WOKE UP LIKE I WALKED THE SAHARA DESERT. ANYWAY , SLEEP DOCTORS RECOMMEND ONLY BOILED WATER SO I USE THE PERFECT THING.....BOTTLED WATER. I FOUND A BOTTLED WATER ON A TOP BUNK. IT SMELLED LIKE A WOMAN'S PERFUME SO I DID NOT DRINK IT BUT RATHER POURED THE PURIFIED WATER INTO MY CPAP MACHINE. IT WORKED PERFECT AT 1:30AM. BACK TO BED TO WAKE UP AT 3AM. I PEE AGAIN AND DRINK LIKE I WALKED ACROSS ANOTHER DESERT.

  FALL ASLEEP AGAIN AND THIS TIME UNTIL 6AM. I DECIDE TO GET UP AND START MY DAY. I LET THE PUP OUT AND IT  IS BEAUTIFUL UP HERE. THIS IS THE SILVER LINING OF DOING THIS DELIVERY.

    TUESDAY      3 - 12 - 18

   IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING.

   SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS SO I HAD A DECISION TO MAKE. GET THE NEW SECTIONAL COUCH UNLOADED AND IN THE HOUSE AND GET THE OLD ONE LOADED IN MY VAN.  I WANTED TO DO THIS THE DAY I AM LEAVING BUT SNOW QUICKENED THE PROCESS. I HAD TO DO IT TODAY.  MY SHOULDER & CHEST PAIN WERE NOT BAD SO I MADE THE MOVE.

   MOVING 2 SECTIONALS BY YOURSELF IS NO JOKE. A SLEEPER SOFA ON ITS OWN IS A MONSTROSITY. ANOTHER SECTION WITH 2 RECLINERS IS THE SAME WEIGHT AND PROBLEM.  I USED THE HEIGHT OF MY VAN AS ONE TOOL. PULLING UP RIGHT NEXT TO OUR DECK I SLID THE MID-SECTION OF THE COUCH THAT WAS ON THE VAN'S ROOF RIGHT ONTO THE DECK. USING A TARP I SLID THE SMALLEST OF THE 3 PIECES INSIDE.  I AM SO GLAD I SHOVELED A LARGE SECTION OF SNOW AWAY THE DAY BEFORE BECAUSE IT WAS TIGHT GETTING IT INSIDE.

  NEXT ....THE 2 BIG LONG PIECES. I LAID PLANKS ON THE GROUND AND COVERED THEM WITH A BLANKET. I DID THE SAME THING ON THE UPPER DECK. I SLID ONE SECTION OUT OF THE VAN AND STOOD IT UP LEANING AGAINST THE DECK. I TRIED PULLING IT UP BUT IT WAS TOO DAMN HEAVY.  FROM THE GROUND I LIFT THE WHOLE SECTIONAL UP AND BALANCE IT ON THE DECK RAILING AS A COUNTER BALANCE.  I WALK AROUND A FLIP IT DOWN ON TO A DOLLY. I ROLL IT IN WITH SOME DIFFICULTY.  I DO THE SAME WITH THE LAST PIECE. ALL 3 PIECES ARE INSIDE.

   NEXT.........GET THE OLD MONSTER SECTIONAL OUT. I TRY TO SQUEEZE THE FIRST PIECE THROUGH THE DOOR AND SLAM THE BEJESUS OUT OF MY HAND WHEN IT FALLS. I MOVE MY VAN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS. I USE 2 PLANKS FROM THE STEPS TO THE BACK OF MY VAN. I FEEL THE EGYPTIANS WOULD BE PROUD OF ME USING ALL THESE METHODS OF COUNTER BALANCING AND PLANKING.  I SLID THE FIRST ONE IN MY VAN FIGURING IT BE LIKE A PUZZLE FOR THE NEXT PIECE.  I DO THE SAME THING WITH THE 2ND PIECE. THE HARD PART WAS GETTING THE 2ND LARGE SECTIONAL IN AND SIDE BY SIDE TO THE FIRST ONE.  I USED MY WEIGHT TO ADVANTAGE HERE......MORE LIKE I USED MY ASS TO BUMP IT IN 2 INCHES AT A TIME.  THOUGH , EACH TIME I BUMPED IT MY CHEST WOULD HURT.

   THE 3RD AND FINAL PIECE I PUT ON TOP OF THE VAN. I GRAB ABOUT 12 BUNGEE CORDS AND CLIMB ON TOP OF THE VEHICLE. YEP , I LOOKED LIKE AN ELEPHANT STANDING ON A CIRCUS BOX. I STRAP EVERYTHING DOWN. IT'S OFFICIAL.......BOTH SECTIONALS HAVE BEEN UNLOADED AND LOADED. MY SHOULDER AND CHEST IS HURTING NOW. THE NEXT MORNING IT HURT WORSE.

   OH , THE CRAP THAT WAS UNDER THE SECTIONAL WAS BAD BUT EXPECTED. I SWEPT AND VACUUMED EVERYTHING UP. I ALSO DID THIS WITH THE SECTIONAL BY THE WOODSTOVE.

    THE PUNCH LIST STARTS.  IN THE KITCHEN WE HAVE A LARGE WOOD LOG PROPPING THE DOOR OPEN. OUR RUBBER DOOR STOP IS MISSING. I GO INTO MACGYVER MODE AND USE KINDLING A RENTER BROUGHT UP. IT WAS OFF-CUTS OF DOOR TRIM. USING A SERRATED KNIFE I CUT A 4 INCH PIECE ( I HAD NO TAPE MEASURE SO I USED MY PENIS AS A GAUGE FOR 4 INCHES ) . IT WAS PERFECT. I PUT IT UNDER THE DOOR AND THE DOOR SWINGS RIGHT OVER IT......CRAP.  I USE MY SCREW GUN AND ADD 2 SCREWS TO THE BOTTOM OF MY HOME MADE DOOR STOP. THE EXTRA HEIGHT WORKS NICELY AND HOLDS THE DOOR OPEN.

   OH , AS I CLEANED UNDER A SECTIONAL I FOUND THE DOOR STOP. ALL THAT MACGYVERING AND PENIS USING IS FOR NOTHING.

   UNLOADED THE DISHWASHER FROM THE LAST RENTERS. I RE-ORGANIZED AND VACUUMED OUT THE KITCHEN DRAWER AND CABINETS. I AM AMAZED HOW RENTERS JUST THROW AROUND STUFF EVERY WHERE. WHO PUTS POT LIDS WHERE THE FORKS & KNIVES GO ? 

   IN MY MIND I PRETEND NO ONE IS EVER HERE.

  A RENTER BREAKS A NICE VASE SITTING ON OUR MANTLE ABOVE THE WOOD STOVE. OF COURSE NO ONE TOLD US.  I LATER FIX IT PERFECTLY USING SUPER GLUE.

  I DID POST FACEBOOK PICTURES OF ME MOVING THE SECTIONALS AND  DEER OUTSIDE OFF THE DECK ( AN EVEN LARGER GROUP STOPPED BY LATER AND THE PICTURESQUE SNOW ). GOT TO THANK COUSINS , SOME BROTHERS , AND FRIENDS FOR POSTING NICE COMMENTS. WELL EXCEPT FOR MY ONE SARCASTIC BROTHER WHO HAD TO THROW A JOKE AT ME.  ALL GOOD.

   NEXT , I EVALUATE THE MYSTERIOUS OVER FLOWING TOILET. LAST RENTER SAID IT OVERFLOWED WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IT.  WELL , HE WAS KINDA RIGHT AND DEFINITELY WRONG.  AFTER THEY LEFT OUR CLEANER SAID THERE WAS POOP IN THE TOILET. OUR RENTER SAID THERE WAS NOTHING. IT FLUSHED FINE. OUR LAST RENTER AND BARTENDER AT THE NAIL TOLD ME IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR THE TOILET TANK TO FILL. THIS RAISED MY ANTENNAS.  INSPECTING THE TANK OF THE TOILET THE FLUID MASTER WAS NOT KICKING OFF THE WATER WHEN THE TANK FILLED UP. THIS IS WHY IT RAN FOR SO LONG AND OVER FLOWED.

  TAKE A RIDE TO FILL UP THE VAN'S GAS TANK AND VISIT THE HARDWARE STORE.  I NEED A TOILET TANK FLUID MASTER , SUPER GLUE , DOOR STOPS , AND RUBBER BANDS.  THEY HAD NO RUBBER BANDS SO THE GIRL GAVE ME A HANDFUL SHE HAD BEHIND HER DESK. A NICE GESTURE AND I THINK SHE AND HER SISTER WANTED ME.

   BACK HOME I PLAY WITH THE PUP. WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I TALK TO WHEELS AND THOUGHT IT WAS 10AM WHEN IT WAS REALLY 2PM. I MAKE BRUNCH AND PLAY ON THE COMPUTER ALITTLE BIT.

   FIND OUT OUR DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE HAS A BAD MONITOR SCREEN.  I CALL OUR FRIENDS AT MERCURY AMUSEMENT AND THEY TELL ME I NEED TO BRING THE MONITOR OR PREFERABLY THE WHOLE MACHINE HOME. WELP , SINCE I HAVE A FULL VAN A " SORRY , OUT OF ORDER " NOTE WILL SUFFICE FOR NOW.

   CHECK AND CLEAN BOTH VACUUM CLEANERS.

   LIGHT ABOVE WASHER AND DRYER WAS NOT WORKING. THERE WAS A BUCKET SITTING UNDER IT ON THE FLOOR WITH SOME WATER IN IT. THIS WAS FROM TOILET THE LEAK ABOVE. I WAS AFRAID THE LIGHT CAUGHT WATER AND BLEW A BREAKER AND FRIED THE OUTLET. I CHECKED THE BREAKERS AND ALL WAS GOOD. I CHECK THE OUTLET AND IT HAS POWER. I TAKE THE LIGHT DOWN AND WORK ON IT IN THE KITCHEN USING A 6 WAY POWER STRIP TO TEST IT FOR ON & OFF FEATURES.  IT ENDS UP A BULB WAS SPUN INCORRECTLY IN THE LIGHT.  USING A LADDER I RE-HANG THE LIGHT AND IT WORKS NOW.

  CLEAN OUT THE DRYER'S LINT TRAP. IT TOOK ME OVER A PERIOD OF 6 HOURS TO CLEAN THIS PROPERLY. THERE WAS SOME KIND OF WET GLUE , SPERM , OR WHATEVER ON IT. I SOAKED THE WHOLE THING IN JOY LIQUID. USING HOT WATER ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS I FINALLY GOT IT PRETTY CLEAN AND CLEAR.

 WIND DOWN AROUND 7:30PM. I WATCHED THE FLYERS LOSE A HEART BREAKER WITH 2 1/2 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME.

  THEY ARE MAKING ANOTHER " TWINS " MOVIE WITH ARNOLD S. AND DANNY DEVITO. EDDIE MURPHY IS IN THIS SEQUEL.

  SOME REALLY SAD NEWS.  5 FRIENDS IN THEIR 20'S ALL DIE IN A HELICOPTER CRASH. THEY WERE DOING A SCENIC TOUR OF NEW YORK WHEN THE HELICOPTER WENT DOWN. THEY BELIEVE SOME LUGGAGE HIT THE  " SHUT OFF " FOR THE FUEL. THE PILOT SURVIVED.  THE COPTER KINDA WENT DOWN SOFTLY BUT FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN IN THE WATER. WHEN I SAW THE FOOTAGE OF THE SEMI-SOFT LANDING IN THE WATER I INSTANTLY THOUGHT WHY DIDN'T THEY RELEASE THEIR SEATBELTS AND OPEN THE DOORS TO GET OUT ? SO DAMN SAD. UPSIDE DOWN UNDER WATER HAD TO BE PARALYZING. I COULD NOT IMAGINE THE FEAR.

  ALL THESE DAMN PSYCHOS. THIS ONE BEAUTIFUL FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENT WAS FOUND MURDERED IN A FRIEND'S APARTMENT. THE GUY IS NOW IN PORTUGAL. APPARENTLY HE WANTED THE RELATIONSHIP TO GO FURTHER.  SHE WANTED IT TO STOP AND JUST BE FRIENDS. HE HAPPENED TO FLY OUT OF COUNTRY 6 HOURS AFTER THE REPORT OF FINDING THE BODY. GIRL WAS BEAUTIFUL AND HAD A HUGE FUTURE. MAN, WHAT A WORLD. THERE WAS MORE HEART BREAKING STORIES SO I TURNED IT OFF AFTER 3 MORE.

  MAN I HAD TO WATCH SOMETHING LESS DEPRESSING.  HAD SOME WINE AND CHILLED WATCHING MORE OF " IMPRACTICAL JOKERS ". SOME OF THE SCENARIOS ARE PRETTY FUNNY.  BY 11:30PM I WENT TO BED. I WAS PRETTY TIRED. I WOKE UP THE EXACT SAME TIME AS I DID THE NIGHT BEFORE......1:30AM AND 3:30AM.

  I HIRED A NEW BARTENDER. SHE WILL START THURSDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

    TUESDAY         3 - 13 - 18

  LIKE I DON'T SLEEP ENOUGH I HAVE HEAR " BUMPING " NOISES ABOVE MY CEILING.........NOW WHAT ??  MORE IMPORTANTLY , DO I INVESTIGATE IT AT 3:30AM ?

  START MY MORNING SUPER EARLY.  MORE PUNCH LIST STUFF TO DO AND TAKE A RIDE.

   FIX A BEDROOM CLOTHES DRAWER SO I CAN STAND ON IT.  YEP......IT'S WHAT I DO. IN ORDER TO PEEK UP IN OUR ATTIC I HAD TO USE A 4 DRAWER BEDROOM CABINET. OF COURSE IT WAS BROKEN SO I HAD TO GET MY SCREW GUN TO FIX IT. THE SNOW IS KINDA INHIBITING ME FROM GETTING MY LADDERS UNDERNEATH AT THE CRAWL SPACE SO THIS IS THE WAY I GO.  I REMOVE ALL HANGERS AND BLANKETS FROM THE CLOSET ALONG WITH REMOVING A SHELF. I WALK THE CABINET OVER AND USE A SMALL KITCHEN LADDER TO CLIMB ON TOP OF THAT. I PEEK UP INTO THE ATTIC AND I AM 4 INCHES SHORT OF SEEING MY TRAPS.....OF COURSE. AMAZING HOW MANY MEASUREMENTS ARE EQUAL TO MY PENIS.  ANYWAY , USING A PIECE OF DRYWALL I SWIPE AWAY PINK INSULATION TO SEE MY TRAPS ARE EMPTY. THIS IS GOOD I GUESS.

  I CHECK ALL BEDROOM DRAWERS AND UNDERNEATH BEDS. NEXT I EXCHANGE A TOILET FLUID MASTER IN THE MASTER BATHROOM. IT TOOK SOME TIME BUT I GOT IT TO WORK. I CLEAN UP THE BATHROOM AND A STAIN IN THE SHOWER.

  TAKE A BREAK TO WATCH THE NEWS. STEVEN HAWKINS DIES , 3 DEADLY MAIL BOMBINGS ( DON'T OPEN BOXES LEFT ON YOUR PORCH,.........JESUS ANOTHER UNABOMBER ??!!  ) , BRENT CELEK IS RELEASED BY THE EAGLES ( HE GOT A STANDING OVATION AT THE 76ERS GAME )  , AND 1000'S & 1000'S OF STUDENTS PLAN A " WALK OUT " TOMORROW. MY KID IS GOING AND IF I WAS HOME I WOULD TOO.

  A GOOD SUGGESTION - FOR $20 WOULD YOU TAKE A 2 HOUR ROUND TRIP DRIVE TO UNLOAD A 3 PIECE SECTIONAL SO YOUR VEHICLE WOULD HAVE ROOM TO TAKE HOME A BROKEN DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE ? IT WOULD FREE UP ALOT OF ROOM FOR THE RIDE HOME. I WILL WEIGH MY OPTIONS TOMORROW.

   I TAKE A RIDE TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO BUY A CAN OF " SCOTCHGARD ". I CALLED THE LOCAL THRIFT WAY AND HARDWARE STORE FIRST TO SEE WHO HAD IT.

   NEXT I STOP AT THE LOCAL RITE AID. I TALK TO A NICE PHARMACIST ABOUT MY CHEST AND ARM PAIN.  HE SUGGESTS " ALEVE ".  I BUY IT.   IT DID NOT HELP.

   STOP AT " JIREH'S PIZZA " FOR THEIR INFAMOUS CHICKEN RANCH PIZZA.  I HEAD HOME AND HAVE A LATE LUNCH / EARLY DINNER.

  TRY CALLING OUR SNOW PLOW GUY. I TRY OUR LOCAL CLEANER AND LOCAL OFFICE. HE IS UNREACHABLE. HOW THE HELL DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS AND NOT RETURN PHONE CALLS ?

   BOTH MY KIDS CALL ME TO SAY HOW MUCH THEY MISS ME OR WHEELS ASKED THEM TO CALL BECAUSE 5 MINUTES AFTER I HUNG UP WITH HER LAST NIGHT SHE FORGOT TO TELL THE KIDS TO CALL ME. THEY DID IT TONIGHT. MAN OUR MEMORY BANKS ARE GETTING BAD.

   PLAY ON THE COMPUTER , MAKE SOME PHONE CALLS , BOOK SOME BANDS , AND WALK THE PUP WHO NOW PEES AS MUCH AS ME. 

   BY 7:30PM I AM TIRED. I HOOK UP OUR Wii TO ACCESS " NETFLIX ".  I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " NIKITA " AND 1 EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". BOTH WERE GOOD. I ALSO WATCH THE 76ERS LOSE.

  THE GOOD THING I HAVE HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY BUT I DO HAVE 2 GLASSES OF WINE A NIGHT. THE GLASSES ARE KNDA BIG. ON THE SIDE OF THE GLASS IT IS ETCHED " BET YOU CAN'T ".

  OFF TO BED AT 12:30AM. I WAKE UP AT 1:30AM AND I AM PISSED. I DRINK WATER AND TAKE ANOTHER " ALEVE ". I HEAR SOME LIGHT TAPPING BUT TOTALLY BLOW IT OFF.

  BACK TO SLEEP I RE-WAKE AT 3:30AM TO THE DOG BARKING IN THE MAIN ROOM. I YELL OUT , " WHAT THE FUCK ??!! ".......BUT I HEAR THE NOISE TOO. THE DOG IS RIGHT. I HEAR THIS " THUMPING " NOISE ABOVE MY 1ST FLOOR BEDROOM. IT IS COMING FROM THE CORNER OF THE HOUSE IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. SO , IT IS 3:30AM. I HAVE TO ADMIT I AM A LITTLE SCARED TO CHECK IT OUT. I AM THINKING GHOSTS , VARMINTS , OR EVEN SASQUATCH. I CONVINCE MYSELF TO CHECK IT OUT IN THE MORNING. I AM JUST SO DAMN TIRED THAT IF SASQUATCH WANTS TO USE MY MASTER BED TO RELAX AND WATCH TV IT IS FINE WITH ME.

   UP AT 6:30AM ( WEDNESDAY ) I HAVE TO INSPECT THE SOUND. I AM STILL HEARING THIS THUMPING NOISE.  I GO UPSTAIRS AND STAND IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. I WALK TO THE CORNER AND I HEAR QUITE CLEARLY THE BANGING NOISE IN THE CEILING. I LOOK UP AT THE CEILING AND SEE IF ANY MOVEMENT OCCURS. I CONTINUE TO HEAR THE PERIODIC THUMPING NOISE. I SAY TO MYSELF , " JESUS , WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ? "  I STAND THERE FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES AND THE NOISE CONTINUES. I AM TRYING TO THINK IF IT'S 2 SQUIRRELS BANGING OR SOMETHING BUILDING A NEST.  IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE BECAUSE 2 SQUIRRELS BANGING BE A LOT FASTER......KINDA LIKE ME.  THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO FIGURE THE MYSTERY...............GO OUTSIDE.

   IN MY FLIP FLOPS , SHORTS , AND A WINTER JACKET I GO OUT THE BACK DOOR TOWARDS THE BACK ELEVATED 2ND FLOOR DECK. FIRST , LET ME TELL YOU WALKING JUST SECONDS IN 6 INCH SNOW IN FLIP FLOPS IS A BAD IDEA. MY FEET WERE LIKE ICE IN SECONDS ALMOST EQUIVALENT TO THE ICINESS WHEELS FEET. I MAKE IT TO THE BACK YARD AND LOOK UP. THE PUP IS FOLLOWING ME AND WITHIN 3 SECONDS I SEE WHAT THE NOISE IS. OH........MY.........GOD.

 THE ANSWER WILL BE IN TOMORROW'S BLOG.

    WEDNESDAY      3 - 14 - 18

   ME DAY.......KINDA.

   THE CLIFF HANGER ANSWER ?.................A HUGE TREE DIVIDED IN 2 IS STILL HEALTHY BUT ONE TRUNK IS LEANING ON THE 2ND FLOOR BALCONY DECK OH SO GENTLY.  WHEN THE WIND BLOWS IT PUSHED INTO THE DECK CREATING A BUMPING SOUND. THUS............THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED FROM LAST NIGHT'S SCARING.

    GOT TO THANK MY MOTHER-IN-LAW. SHE ASKED WHEELS TO ASK ME , " SEE IF THERE IS A LOCAL DUMP TO TRASH THE OLD SECTIONAL. "  I SEARCHED THE INTERNET AND MADE SOME PHONE CALLS. I FOUND ONE THAT WAS 45 MINUTES AWAY. NOW , SHOULD I TAKE A 1 1/2 HOUR ROUND TRIP DRIVE TO UNLOAD THIS 440 POUND MONSTER OF A COUCH ?  I ASK WHEELS AND HER ANSWER WAS , " IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THE BROKEN DIG DUG MACHINE HOME YOU SHOULD. "

    TEXTED MY YOUNGEST AND SHE WAS A PART OF THE NATIONWIDE " WALK OUT ". SHE SENT ME SOME PICTURES AND I WAS PROUD OF HER.  THE LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS COVERED IT AND THERE WERE HUGE CROWDS.

   OTHER NEWS.......UNITED AIRLINES FUCKS UP AGAIN BIG TIME.  THEY SEND A DOG TO JAPAN THAT WAS GOING TO KANSAS.  YEP, WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE. 18 HOURS THIS POOR DOG HAD NO WATER OR FOOD.  NEXT IS THE ABSOLUTE FUCKING WORSE DECISION THESE FUCKING AIRLINE HOSTESSES WITH THEIR HIGH AND MIGHTY FUCKING ATTITUDES TOLD A LITTLE KID TO PUT HER 11 MONTH TINY FUCKING PUPPY INTO THE STOW AWAY BIN ABOVE THEIR HEAD. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ???!!! STOW A FUCKING PUPPY ??!!! THEY PLEADED NOT TO BUT THE STEWARDESS SAID THE DOG CRATE WOULD BLOCK THE ISLE.  YOU STUPID STUPID FUCKING C-WORD MOTHER FUCKER OF A PERSON. AFTER THE 4 HOUR FLIGHT.......THE DOG WAS DEAD. THE GIRL WAS 11 YEARS OLD. IMAGINE THE PAIN OF THIS KID.

   AFTER DOING SOME SMALL JOBS LIKE CLEANING OUT THE WOOD STOVE AND CLEANING THE DOOR GLASS WITH EASY OFF ( IT WORKS ! ) I DECIDE TO TAKE THE RIDE AFTER MAKING SOME PHONE CALLS. I USED MAPQUEST AND WROTE DOWN DIRECTIONS AND WHEELS ALSO TOLD ME HOW TO USE " GOOGLE MAPS " WITH MY PHONE.  THIS WAS A GREAT DECISION TO TAKE THE RIDE FOR SEVERAL REASONS.  HERE THEY ARE :

  - DRIVING WITH ONE PIECE OF THE SECTIONAL ON THE ROOF IS HAZARDOUS. THE WINDS HAVE PICKED UP BIG TIME ALONG WITH SNOW FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT DAY.

  - THERE WOULD BE NO ROOM FOR MY PUP TO TRAVEL HOME. THE DOG WOULD HAVE HAD TO SIT IN THE FRONT SEAT WHICH AGAIN IS KINDA DANGEROUS.

  - I WOULD OF HAD TO TAKE ALOT OF TIME TO TAKE APART THE ENTIRE SECTIONAL AND PIECE BY PIECE HAD TO DISCARD IT USING THE NAIL DUMPSTER AND OUR HOME TRASH CANS.

  - DRIVING HOME WITH A " SAIL " ON THE ROOF ADDS 30 MINUTES TO THE DRIVE. YOU HAVE TO GO SLOW ANDIT IS NERVE RACKING.

  - I WOULD HAVE ROOM TO TAKE THE DIG DUG ARCADE GAME HOME TO FIX AND THE PUP WOULD HAVE ROOM TO CHILL.

   SO I WEIGHED MY OPTIONS AND IT WAS EASY....TAKE THE RIDE TO TAMAQUA TRANSFER AND RECYCLING. I AM GOING TO TRY TO BE HAS NICE AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE HAD A COLLEGE FRIEND FROM TAMAQUA.  SO , DRIVING THROUGH THE TOWN OF TAMAQUA THERE IS A TRAIN STATION AND TRACKS GOING RIGHT THROUGH THE CENTER.  THE HOUSING IS DILAPIDATED TO SAY THE LEAST. NOTHING IS KEPT UP....FRONT DOORS RUSTED , WINDOWS FALLING APART , AND THE TOWN IS JUST SIMPLY DEPRESSING. I FELT DIRTY JUST DRIVING THROUGH IT AND I HAVEN'T SHOWERED OR SHAVED IN 4 DAYS.

   I GET TO THE TRANSFER STATION AND WEIGH MY VAN. I HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE SO I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING.  I GO TO THE OFFICE AND THE GIRL ( VERY CUTE AND JUST ENGAGED ) TOLD ME I CAN NOW HEAD TO THE UNLOADING AREA.  THE SMELLS OF THIS HUGE 6 DOOR GARAGE / BARN IS NOT PLEASANT. ONE POOR TOTALLY DEPRESSED GUY WEARING AN EAGLES HAT WAS SWEEPING. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU SWEEP ? HE GUIDED MY VAN INTO THE BAY AREA. I EASILY GOT THE SECTIONAL PIECE OFF THE ROOF BUT I STRUGGLED WITH THE 2 BIG PIECES IN THE VAN. AFTER 10 MINUTES AND MY SHOULDER HURTING THE GUY HELPED ME.

   DRIVING HOME WITH AN EMPTY VAN WAS A DELIGHT. I FLEW LIKE THE WIND IN MY 1998 DODGE MINIVAN.

   BACK HOME I DECIDE TO LOAD THE ARCADE MACHINE SINCE THE SNOW AND WIND STOPPED. I ALSO PLAYED WITH THE DOG FOR ALITTLE TOO. USING THE PLANKS AND DOLLY AGAIN I LOADED IT UP. MY CHEST AND SHOULDER WERE HURTING AGAIN. 

   TURNED ON THE BATHROOM HEAT AND TOOK A LONG 20MINUTE SHOWER AND SHAVE. I HAD THE WATER PELT MY SHOULDER MOST OF THE TIME. NEW CLOTHES AND BOXERS AND I FELT REFRESHED & CLEAN ESPECIALLY AFTER VISITING THE DUMP AND TAMAQUA ( SORRY BUDDY ).

   I TOOK SOME MEDS AGAIN AND DECIDED IT IS NOW " ME TIME "......I FRICKIN' DESERVE IT ( AT LEAST IN MY MIND ). I DID SOME EMAILS , PLAYED INTERNET SCRABBLE , PLAYED INTERNET POKER , AND WATCHED " NIKITA " UNTIL I WAS TIRED AT 11PM. 2 GLASSES OF WINE AND 3 PIECES OF LEFTOVER PIZZA AND I WAS READY FOR BED BY 11:30PM. I DID ENJOY JUST SITTING , PETTING THE PUP , AND WATCHING MEANING LESS TV WHILE THE WINDS HOWLED WITH SNOW.

  ALMOST TOOK A PICTURE.........THE SNOW AND WIND WAS BLOWING SIDEWAYS. THE GOOD  THING IS I FELT NO DRAFTS FROM ANY WINDOWS.......LOVE OUR NEW WINDOWS !! BEST DECISION EVER !!  ALSO , I WAS SO GLAD I UNLOADED THE SECTIONAL AND RE-LOADED THE ARCADE MACHINE EARLIER. THE WHOLE VISIT HERE I REALLY TIMED EVERYTHING PERFECTLY AGAINST THE WEATHER.

   FRICKIN' WAKE UP AT 1:30AM SO PISSED.  BUT I DID SLEEP UNTIL 5:30AM THE 2ND TIME. I FINALLY GOT UP AT 6:30AM TOTALLY PARCHED.

    THURSDAY       3 - 15 - 18

   WOW.......A BRAND NEW " QUICK "  BRIDGE FALLS 24 HOURS AFTER BEING INSTALLED.  THIS SHOULD OF NEVER HAPPENED. LIVES LOST AND INJURIES..........LAW SUITES APLENTY AND UNTHINKABLE PAIN OF FAMILY.

   I ACTUALLY SAW A MEDIA POST WHERE A PARENT DID NOT WANT THEIR KID TO " WALK OUT " FOR THE PROTEST OF GUNS. I JUST DON'T GET IT. HERE ARE KIDS MAKING A STATEMENT AND THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE WHO THINKS IT'S MEANINGLESS.

   I TRIED TO HANG OUT TODAY. I SO DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE THIS NICE LITTLE PLACE. BUT , ME AND THE PUP HAVE TO ROLL BACK HOME.

   I DID SOME MORE THINGS LIKE CLEANING, STRAIGHTENING , CONSOLIDATING , AND USING
" SCOTCHGARD " ON THE NEW COUCH.  I APPLIED A LIGHT COAT TO THE "NEW" SECTIONAL AS INSTRUCTED. NEXT VISIT I WILL APPLY A 2ND COAT AS INSTRUCTED......WHICH WE BE NEXT WEEK.....FOR ANOTHER 5 DAYS.

   I MAKE A BREAKFAST SANDWICH......EGG , HAM, & CHEESE ON A BAGEL. IT WAS WONDERFUL. I GOT MY COMPUTER STUFF DONE AND PLAYED A LITTLE INTERNET SCRABBLE. I REALLY ENJOY THIS GAME BUT I HAD TO START MY LEAVING PROCEDURES. I BEGIN TO PILE TOOLS , CLOTHES , FOOD , AND EVERYTHING IN THE MUD ROOM.

   I DID A FULL VACUUM AND PREPPED OUR HOME FOR THE NEXT RENTER. IT TRULY IS A GREAT PLACE TO TOTALLY CHILL. I WOULD OF REALLY LIKED TO STAY ONE MORE DAY AND JUST DO NOTHING BUT WATCH TV, WATCH PORN, AND PLAY COMPUTER GAMES. BUT , RESPONSIBILITY DISAGREED.

  ELDEST GETS SPEEDING TICKET ON SPRING BREAK. YEP , NO BIG DEAL.........WE'LL PAY THE $225 FINE. OH , ALSO LOST ONE OF MY WALKIE TALKIES....NO BIG DEAL.  OH , AND WHEELS AND I BOTH WROTE COMPLAINT LETTERS IN THE SPEEDING TICKET.  NO BIG DEAL......WE'LL HANDLE IT.

   STOP AT DUMPSTER AND IT WAS TIME TO GET UP ON THE NORTHEAST EXTENSION.  IT WAS SUCH A PLEASURE NOT TO DRIVE WITH A SECTIONAL PIECE ON MY ROOF.

  MAKE GREAT TIME HOME........1 HOUR AND 18 MINUTES DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY.  I SO LOVE WE DO NOT HAVE TO DRIVE 4 TO 6 HOURS FOR A POCONO VACATION HOME.

  UNLOAD EVERYTHING AND SETTLE IN. AS THE KIDS AND WHEELS COME HOME THEY ALL SAY THEIR HELLOS TO.................THE DOG.

   SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND MAKE JOKES. THE KID CALLS ME A NUDGE.............I MISSED THESE MOMENT SO BAD.

   SHOULDER STILL HURTING BAD BUT THE CONSENSUS IS ......REST , ALEVE , AND NO HEAVY LIFTING FOR ONE WEEK. THAN I WILL RE-EVALUATE.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND BARTEND. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT WITH GOOD MUSIC , 76ERS & NOVA WINNING ...........BUT THE FLYERS LOSE.

   A REGULAR SAYS TO ME , " DID YOU BUILD THAT MOUNTAIN HOUSE THAT I SEE IN THE BATHROOM ? " I REPLY , " YES I DID." SHE CONFIRMS THE QUESTION WITH A FRIEND AND HE SAYS " YES HE DID."  SHE REPLIES , " WOW , THAT IS SO COOL. I NEVER KNEW THAT. MY GOD THAT IS AWESOME. "  I SAY , " HOW LONG YOU BEEN COMING HERE ? " SHE REPLIES , " 7 YEARS ". I RESPOND , " THAT'S HOW LONG THOSE FLYERS HAVE BEEN HANGING IN THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM. " WE ALL LAUGH.

   I RE-TRAIN A NEW BARTENDER WHO WORKED HERE 6 YEARS AGO FOR A SUMMER. SHE IS A SWEET HEART AND I POSTED A PICTURE OF HER AND FACEBOOK AD FOR THE BANDS.  WE TRAINED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTE TO AN HOUR. SHE WILL DO A FULL SHIFT ON SATURDAY NIGHT.  STOP DOWN IF YOU REMEMBER HER.

   END THE NIGHT AROUND 2AM. I CONVINCE TWO PATRONS TO LET ME TAKE THEM HOME. SO......I DROVE BOTH OF THEM HOME.....ONE IN HAVERTOWN AND ONE IN BRYN MAWR. I'M GLAD I DID.

    BACK HOME I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE , SOME CRACKERS & HUMMUS , AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". IT WAS VERY GOOD BUT I FELL ASLEEP WITH ABOUT 5 MINUTES LEFT. I WILL RE-WATCH IT ANOTHER DAY.

   OFF TO BED AT 3AM. I SLEPT GREAT UNTIL 6:15AM.  YEP.......3+ HOURS AND I WAS GETTING OUR YOUNGEST UP FOR SCHOOL.  LET THE DAY BEGIN.

    FRIDAY     3 - 16 - 18

    CHILL DAY. IT WAS NICE BUT I DID HAVE SOME THINGS TO DO. THE KEY IS....NO HEAVY LIFTING. YEAH....RIGHT.

    ELDEST HEADS TO ATLANTIC CITY FOR A HIP HOP SHOW.  YEP.....WON'T BE NERVOUS MUCH HERE.

    SLEPT DECENT AND ENJOYED BEING HOME. A SLIGHT CHILL IN OUR MAIN ROOM SO I TURNED ON THE FIREPLACE. MAN , THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD DECISION.

    SIDE JOB TO LOOK AT THIS WEEKEND. COULD BE PROMISING.

    HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY BUT FIRST STOP AT MERCURY AMUSEMENTS.  REMEMBER I SAID NO LIFTING ?  WE UNLOAD THE HEAVY MACHINE AND I ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL. I AM NOT THERE 5 MINUTES AND I GET A CALL FROM THE MERCURY TECH......." MACHINE IS FIXED. "  I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES MORE TO CLEAN AND PREP AND THAN RETURN TO MERCURY AMUSEMENTS AND RE-LOAD THE ARCADE GAME. THE ONLY PROBLEM NOW IS GETTING IT BACK TO THE POCONOS.  HMMMMM.........GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE. I COULD SO GO BACK THERE FOR ANOTHER 5 DAYS.

   A WASHINGTON COUSIN CALLS ME. HE WANTS TO VISIT AND HANG OUR HOUSE FOR 2 DAYS. HE WILL BE STOPPING BY THE LAST WEEKEND IN MARCH. I WILL SHOW HIM THE NAIL AND GOOMBA'S PIZZERIA.

   BACK HOME I CHILL AND WE WATCH SOME TV AND 76ERS BASKETBALL.  SIXERS COME BACK AND WIN. WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " HOMELAND ". IT WAS GOOD.

   WEIRD DREAMS........1 - WANT TO BANG WHEELS BUT KIDS KEPT INTERRUPTING. 2 - VISITED A BEACH VIA A CRUISE SHIP AND THE BOAT LEFT ME.  I SCREAMED WILDLY BUT IT KEPT GOING.  PEOPLE ON THE SHIP COULD SEE ME BUT SAID NOTHING......THEY JUST WAVED LIKE " YOU'RE A JERK-OFF FOR MISSING THE BOAT. 3 - WATCHED A TRAIN GO UP HILL AND COME TO A STOP. SOMEONE GREASED THE TRACKS WITH OIL OR SOMETHING. ALL THE PEOPLE HAD TO GET OUT. THEY GRABBED THEIR LUGGAGE AND JUST STARTED WALKING.

      SATURDAY        3 - 17 - 18          SAINT PATRICKS DAY

   ( SPEAK IRISH ) - " AHHHHHH TOP OF THE MORNING TO YA.......AND THE REST OF THE MORNING TO ME. "

   THE NAIL IS NOT AN IRISH PUB SO TONIGHT WE HAD GRATEFUL DEAD MUSIC FOR 4 HOURS AND YOU KNOW WHAT.........I WAS OKAY WITH THAT. THOUGH I DID GIVE A LITTLE IRISH HELP WITH PUTTING ON OUR OUTSIDE MARQUEE , " WELCOME TO THE McNAIL ".

    SOME SUPER EXCITING GAMES IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.  VILLANOVA WINS AND MOVES TO THE SWEET 16.  BASICALLY TIED AT HALFTIME VILLANOVA CAME OUT STORMING. THEY ONLY MISSED ONE FRIGGIN' SHOT IN THE 2ND HALF !!!

   FLYERS WITH A HUGE COMEBACK WIN THAT WE COULD SAY SAVED THEIR PLAYOFF SEASON.

   START MORNING OUT BY TAKING " ALEVE ".  THE PAIN IN MY SHOULDER AND ARM CONTINUES.

   WHEELS MAKES AN OLD FASHION IRISH STEW. I MUST ADMIT AT FIRST " SMELL " IT WAS NOT SO PLEASANT BUT AFTER 8 HOURS OF SLOW COOKING.......IT DEFINITELY GOT BETTER. TASTE WILL BE THE KEY.

   SNUGGLED WITH MY YOUNGEST ABOUT 5 TIMES TODAY.  EACH TIME I WAS CALLED A NUDGE.

    TRIED TO TOTALLY TAKE IT EASY BECAUSE I HAVE A LONG NIGHT.  I FOUND OUT JUST AN HOUR OR SO BEFORE HEADING TO THE NAIL OUR BARTENDER GOT VIOLENTLY SICK.  I DECIDED TO DO BOTH THE DOOR AND BARTEND.

   I WATCHED A " NIKITA " WHICH CONTINUES TO GET BETTER.  I TOOK A NICE SHOWER AND HEADED OUT.

   PREPPED THE NAIL AND I WAS THE COOK , DOORMAN , AND BARTENDER ALL NIGHT.  MAN DID MY SHOULDER HURT THE ENTIRE EVENING BUT I ENDURED IT. I HAD A WONDERFUL SURPRISE OF WHEELS AND MY BROTHER STOPPING IN.  ALOT OF REGULARS STOPPED IN TOO.  I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME WATCHING THE FLYERS , MAKING JOKES WITH MY FAMILY , AND LISTENING TO MUSIC.

   BY 2AM I WAS ABSOLUTELY SHOT.  STOCKING BEER IN LOWER SHELVES OF THE FRIDGE ON ONE KNEE WAS PAINFUL AS I NEEDED ASSISTANCE OF THE BAR TO TO PULL MYSELF UP. WHEN I GOT IN MY CAR TO LEAVE IT FELT LIKE BLISS WHEN I SAT DOWN.

   I GOT HOME AND LOOKED IN THE FRIDGE. I WAS GOING TO HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND MAYBE SOME CHEESE & CRACKERS. I LOOKED AT THE CLOCK AND IT WAS 2:45AM.  I SAID , " BAG THIS " AND WENT TO BED. I PUT SOME BENGAY ON MY SHOULDER AND TOOK AN ALEVE. OH THE PUP AS ON THE BED.

    ONE NICE LITTLE THING TO HAVE. THE DUMPSTER IS NOW NEAR THE DRIVEWAY GATE......KINDA FAR AWAY. PULLING IN IS A LITTLE TIGHT BUT STILL VERY MANAGEABLE.  THE GOOD THING IS PARKING AND TURNING AROUND IN THE BACK LOT WHEN AT THE NAIL BACK DOOR..........MUCH EASIER.

     REMEMBRANCE - HOW APPROPRIATE A MAN WHO LIVED HIS LIFE WITH HUMOR , FUN , AND ZANINESS PASSED ON THIS IRISH DAY..........THOUGH I ALWAYS BUSTED HIM FOR BEING HALF GERMAN. THE STORIES ARE ENDLESS.  ON THIS DAY ...........APPROPRIATELY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY .......WE LOST A GOOD MAN.  A MAN WHO PASSED ON SAINT PATRICK'S DAY AND HAS A BIRTHDAY ON APRIL FOOLS DAY. GOD COULD NOT HAVE PLANNED IT BETTER FOR THIS INDIVIDUAL. JUST TODAY I WAS LOOKING AT THE TRIBUTE PICTURE I MADE FOR HIM AT THE NAIL. IT'S A PLAGUE OF HIM STANDING ON A WYOMING HILL TOP WITH A RACK OF POOL BALLS UNDERNEATH AND A POOL STICK. HE LOVED SHOOTING POOL AND THE OUTDOORS. WE WILL MISS HIM.  2014 , AGAIN , ON THIS DAY , WE LOST WHEELS' DAD.

     SUNDAY         3 - 18 - 18

   SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO SAY THE WORD " LOVE ".  YOU PROBABLY HEAR IT MORE THAN YOU SAY IT.  SO TONIGHT , AFTER MAKING AN OFF-CUFF COMMENT TO WHEELS , SHE GIVES ME AN ADORABLE SMILE AND THAN LAUGHS. SHE MAKES A COUPLE MORE JOKES AND I RESPOND , " YOU KNOW , I LOVE HANGING AND BEING WITH YOU. "

    DAY START WITH PAIN IN MY SHOULDER AGAIN. I WILL STICK TO THE GAME PLAN OF ONE WEEK WITH NO LIFTING. WHEELS GAVE ME A MASSAGE BUT I STOPPED HER AFTER 2 MINUTES BECAUSE HER HANDS ARE JUST SO SMALL.  THIS IS ONE TIME WHERE SMALL HANDS DID NOT HELP. IN OTHER SITUATIONS THEY ARE REALLY GOOD LIKE MAKING MY JOHNSON LOOK MUCH BIGGER THAN WHAT IT IS.

   UP AT 5AM I BEGIN MY DAY. WHEELS TAKES OUR ELDEST BACK TO COLLEGE WHILE I HEAD TO AN ESTIMATE FOR A SIDE-JOB.

     AFTER ESTIMATE FOR A FRIEND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.  A RARE MATINEE SHOW WITH THE BAND SMARTY PANTS.  I WAS EXPECTING ZERO PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE DAY AFTER SAINT PATRICK'S DAY. TO MY SURPRISE WE HAD A NICE CROWD AND I ENJOYED HEARING SOME FAMILIAR SONGS.  WHEELSTOCK AND STORIES WERE BROUGHT UP SEVERAL TIMES AND I FOUND OUT THAT THE LEAD SINGER HAS 3 VCR VIDEOS OF SEVERAL WHEELSTOCKS.  I WILL TRY TO GET A HOLD OF THEM TO MAKE COPIES. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE THEM.

   FLYERS WITH A MONSTER HUGE WIN OVER THE #1 TEAM IN THE NHL.  THEY KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE WITH 9 GAMES LEFT. I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE NOT BEEN TO ONE GAME THIS SEASON.

   I HEAD HOME AND I MADE A MISTAKE. I STARTED WATCHING " AMERICAN IDOL " WITH WHEELS. THE PLAN WAS TO WATCH " JESSICA JONES " BUT ONE MINUTE INTO THE SHOW I AM CRITIQUING SONGS AND FEELING SORROW FOR THESE HEART BREAK STORIES OF SOME SINGERS TRYING TO MAKE IT. THE MOST EMOTIONAL WAS A GIRL WITH A WEIGHT PROBLEM BEFRIENDS A GUY WITH DOWN SYNDROME. THEY BROUGHT HIM OUT AFTER SHE PERFORMED. IT HITS A SPOT WITH ME SINCE MY DAD WAS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION HIS WHOLE LIFE. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A TEAR OR TWO SHED.

   TOOK SOME ALEVE AND HEADED TO BED.  THIS PAIN IS GETTING MORE SERIOUS.  ITS WEIRD , IN THE MORNING IT IS 75% BETTER BUT AS THE DAY MOVES ON IT GETS 75% WORSE.

   IT IS NOT TOO OFTEN YOU GET TO MEET 1 CELEBRITY. IT IS EVEN MORE RARE TO MEET 2.  TODAY AT A CENTER CITY PARK I MET BROOKE SHIELDS. LET ME TELL YOU THIS WOMEN STILL LOOKS LIKE A MODEL. I INTRODUCED MYSELF AND SHE STARTED WALKING WITH ME. I WAS SURPRISED SHE WAS BY HERSELF IN THE PARK BUT I DIDN'T CARE BECAUSE I WAS WALKING WITH THE CHICK FROM " BLUE LAGOON ". MAN WOULD I LIKE TO DIVE INTO HER LAGOON. ANYWAY , SHE TELLS ME SHE IS HEADING OVER TO STAN LEE'S HOUSE. THIS NAME IS HUGE IN THE COMIC BOOK / SUPER HERO MOVIES. AT THE HOUSE THERE ARE A TON OF PEOPLE , SERVANTS , FOOD, AND DRINK.  BROOKE IS BEING CASTED FOR A SUPER HERO PART AND STAN LEE WANTED TO MEET HER FACE TO FACE. BY THE POOL , WE WALK TO STAN SITTING IN A CHAIR WITH AN UMBRELLA OVER HIS HEAD. HE WELCOMES HER WITH A HUG AND EVEN SHAKES MY HAND AND SAYS , " HELLO , I'M STAN LEE. THANKS FOR STOPPING OVER. "  I REPLY , " THANK YOU. I WILL JUST HEAD OVER TO THE DRINKS AND LET YOU 2 TALK. "

   CONTINUED - I GRAB SOME APPETIZERS AND HAVE A GLASS OF WINE. I SEE BROOKE LEAVE STAN LEE AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES. I FIGURE SHE IS DONE WITH ME. I AM EVEN FIGURING SHE JUST WANTED SOMEONE TO WALK INTO THE PARTY WITH.  I TURN AND WATCH HER WALK AWAY. OH , WELL .....STORY OF MY LIFE.  I TURN BACK AROUND TO MAYBE APPROACH STAN LEE AND TALK SUPER HERO STUFF AND HOW HE CAME UP WITH SO MANY OF THEM. I DO NOT SEE HIM AND THINK " HOW THE HECK DID THIS OLD GUY DISAPPEAR IN JUST SECONDS? MY HEAD WAS TURNED FOR ONLY 3 SECONDS. "  I WALK OVER TO WHERE HE WAS AND I SEE A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL. JESUS CHRIST IT WAS MR. LEE.  I DIVE IN AND PLUNGE TO THE BOTTOM. I GRAB HIM AND LAUNCH MYSELF OFF THE BOTTOM WITH MY FEET WHILE HOLDING MR. LEE.  WE REACH THE SURFACE AND I BRING HIM TO THE STEP AREA WHERE THE WATER IS ONLY 2 FEET DEEP. PEOPLE ARE FRANTIC WITH SCREAMING WHILE I HEAR SOMEONE YELL OUT , " CALL 9 1 1 !! STAN FELL INTO THE POOL AGAIN !! ".  I GUESS THIS WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME.  I GENTLY PAT HIM ON HIS BACK AND HE STARTS COUGHING.  HE SITS ON THE EDGE FACING AWAY FROM THE POOL. HE WAS COMPLETELY EMBARRASSED.  I SAY TO HIM , " ARE YOU OKAY SIR ? "  HE DOESN'T TURN TO ME AND SAYS , " THIS HAS TO STOP HAPPENING TO ME. "

   CONTINUED - I HEAR FROM BEHIND ME , " OH MY GOD CHRIS !! "  I TURN AND IT WAS BROOKE SHIELDS.  SHE SAYS , " I WENT TO THE BATHROOM FOR JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES.  WHAT'S GOING ON ??!! " I REPLY , " STAN DID A IRONMAN INTO THE POOL AND FORGOT TO TAKE OFF HIS METAL OUTFIT AND WENT STRAIGHT TO THE BOTTOM. " STAN BARELY TURNS TO ME AND RESPONDS , " THERE'S ALWAYS ONE SMART ASS. THANKS FOR SAVING ME HERO BOY."  MR. LEE GETS HELP AND BROOKE AND I LEAVE THE PARTY. SHE TAKES A LARGE TOWEL WITH HER WHICH I THOUGHT WAS STRANGE.  WE WALK THROUGH THE CENTER CITY PARK AGAIN AND SHE STOPS. SHE LAYS THE LARGE TOWEL DOWN AND SAYS , " WILL YOU LAY IN THE SUN WITH ME ?.........SUPER HERO. "  YOU DON'T HAVE TO ASK ME TWICE AND WE BOTH LAY DOWN.  SHE SPINS TO FACE ME AND IS JUST SMITTEN BY MY ACTIONS OF SAVING STAN LEE IN THE POOL. SHE SAYS , " WELL , BECAUSE OF YOU I AM DEFINITELY GETTING THE SUPER HERO PART IN HIS NEXT FILM. I GUESS I NEED TO THANK YOU. "  SHE REACHES TO MY PANTS AND UNBUCKLES MY BELT AND UNDOES MY TOP BUTTON. SHE REACHES DOWN AND I AM THINKING , " OH YEAH....BLUE LAGOON HERE I COME. "  AND BEGINS MASSAGING MY GROIN AREA FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS. THAN , OUT OF NO WHERE A FLEET OF JOGGERS ENTER THE PARK. THERE HAD TO BE 100'S OF RUNNERS. I SAY TO BROOKE , " WHAT THE HECK ? ARE WE IN THE PATH OF A MARATHON OR SOMETHING ? "  BROOKE PULLS HER HAND OUT OF MY PANTS.......................dream ends.

    MONDAY         3 - 19 - 18

   IT'S ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING.

   PAIN , NO SLEEP , KID OFF TO SCHOOL........BROKEN RECORD.

   I GIVE WHEELS A RIDE TO VILLANOVA CHURCH TO A VIEWING. I THOUGHT IT WAS FOR A WORK FRIEND'S FAMILY MEMBER. I DROP HER OFF AND HEAD HOME.  BY THE TIME I PUT THE TRASHCANS AT THE CURB AND PICKED UP A LARGE GREEN ALIEN THROW-UP FROM MY DOG MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF. OH , THE DOG ATE SOMETHING GREEN ALONG WITH RAIDING OUR BATHROOM TRASHCANS OF TAMPONS......ON THE FIRST & 2ND FLOOR!!  YEP , FORGOT TO LOCK THE DOORS FROM OLD NELLIE.  THE DOG WAS OUTSIDE WHEN THIS ABOMINATION CAME OUT HER MOUTH. IT WAS LIKE A GREEN SAUSAGE GROUNDED FRESHLY THOUGHT THE GRADER............WRAPPED IN CLEAR SKIN.  WHAT THE HELL DOG ?

  ANYWAY , I RETURN TO VILLANOVA TO GET WHEELS. I FOUND OUT HER WORKERS FAMILY VIEWING IS ANOTHER DAY AND THIS VIEWING WAS A FRIEND OF OUR KIDS AND OURS. I HAD TO DO THE RIGHT THING.  I SHOWERED , SHAVED , AND PUT ON A SUIT. I HEAD TO VILLANOVA AND FIND OUT THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT ON THE WHOLE CAMPUS. IN THE CHURCH I PAY MY RESPECTS TO MY KID'S FRIENDS AND THEIR PARENTS.

  I'LL TELL YOU , THAT BRIEF WALK ON VILLANOVA'S CAMPUS.......JESUS. EVERY GIRL WAS BLONDE AND WEARING TIGHT BLACK SPANDEX PAINTS. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IS THE WHOLE CAMPUS PIECES OF ASS ??!! SO GOING TO " KELLYS " NEXT NOVA GAME.

  BACK HOME FROM VILLANOVA I TRY TO TAKE IT EASY AND COAX MY COCK DOWN TO HALF HARD-ON. AFTER DOING SOME ODD JOBS I LAY DOWN BECAUSE MY SHOULDER IS HURTING. THE DOG JUMPS ON THE BED.......ANNNNNNNNND SO MUCH FOR NAPPING.

  YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND WE SNUGGLE. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF THE DAY. THE PUP JOINS IN TOO. LATER WHEELS COMES IN THE ROOM AND ALL OF US TALK ABOUT THE DAY AND HOW MUCH I AM A NUDGE.

  A NICE DINNER AND I WATCH A " NIKITA " WITH WHEELS. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   OFF TO THE NAIL AND WHEN PULLING IN THE NEWLY PAVED BACK LOT I THOUGHT , " THERE ARE SOME MORE GOODS WITH THE NEW PAVEMENT.  THE DUMPSTER MOVED GIVES US MORE ROOM AND I DO NOT HAVE TO WEED OR CUT THE GRASS BACK HERE ANYMORE. "

   IN THE NAIL I BEGIN " CLEANING MODE ". I FULLY LOAD THE DISHWASHER AND BEGIN WINDEXING GLASS AND MIRRORS BEHIND THE BAR.

   I WATCH THE 76ERS COME BACK AND WIN AGAIN.  I ALSO SPEND A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME EMAILING MY BROTHER AND A FRIEND ON A SIDE JOB IN WHICH THEY MAY HELP.

   ROLL OUT AND HEAD HOME WITH BEER. THE ONE GOOD THING ( OR BAD ) IS WE ALWAYS HAVE BEER ( AND BOOZE ) WITH THE NAIL. IT IS THE ENDLESS ALCOHOL REFRIGERATOR.

   ON A SAD NOTE A LOCAL SAINT JOES TEENAGER WAS FOUND DEAD IN BERMUDA. WE HAVE BEEN TO THE ISLAND MANY TIMES AND THIS IS A TRAGEDY. HIS RUGBY TEAM WAS VISITING AND PLAYING ON THE ISLAND IN A TOURNAMENT. HE LEFT A RESTAURANT / BAR AROUND MIDNIGHT AND THE NEXT DAY THEY FOUND HIS BODY. I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE THE PAIN OF THE FAMILY.

  A NIGHTCAP WITH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". AGAIN IT WAS GOOD.

  THE 4TH NOR'EASTER IS COMING AGAIN. THE FIRST 2 CRUSHED THE NAIL NIGHTS BECAUSE ON WEEKENDS.  THE LAST 2 WILL NOT BECAUSE TO ME ( AS OWNER OF A BAR ) IT WILL BE THE " PERFECT STORM "...........ARRIVE LATE TUESDAY AND END LATE WEDNESDAY. POOL LEAGUE SHOULD BE DONE AND WEDNESDAY WE DO NOT HAVE DICK GOING ON HERE.

   2 BROTHERS AND A COUSIN CALLED ME ALL WITHIN 2 HOURS. WHEELS HEARS ME CURSING AND YELLING JOKES AND SAYS , " LET ME GUESS , " BROTHER OR COUSIN ON THE PHONE. "  MAN HAS SHE CHANGED FROM THE NICE INNOCENT BRYN MAWR GIRL I MET 33 YEARS AGO.

  SOME PEOPLE GOT MAD AT ME IN SAYING I MISLEAD THEM ON MY FACEBOOK POST ABOUT SAVING STAN LEE AND HAVING BROOKE SHIELD'S HAND DOWN MY PANTS. TO MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEIR LIVES I DELETED THE POST BUT WILL LEAVE THE STORY HERE ON THIS SITE.  PEOPLE REALLY THOUGHT I SAVED STAN LEE'S LIFE IN CENTER CITY AND LAID ON THE GROUND WITH BROOKE SHIELDS WHILE SHE GRABBED MY JOHNSON AS 100'S OF JOGGERS RAN BY.  REALLY ??

    TUESDAY       3 - 20 - 18

   WELP , NOR'EASTER NUMBER 4 IS COMING. THE GOOD THING IT IS ON A WEDNESDAY. THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE FOR NOT BEING A TOTAL DICK.

   TRYING TO FIGHT A SPEEDING TICKET IS LIKE TRYING TO TAKE PEANUT BUTTER OUT OF A SHAG CARPET.  JESUS , IT IS SO DAMN DIFFICULT.

   UP EARLY AND GET MY KID OFF TO SCHOOL.  I START MY DAY WITH THE NORMAL STUFF.

   ORDERED " BOMB " CUPS. THESE ARE PLASTIC CUPS WITH A SHOT GLASS IN THE MIDDLE FOR DOING DRINKS LIKE CAR BOMBS AND IRISH BOMBS. THE DUE AND TRACKING DATE WAS 7 DAYS AGO. THE COMPANY SAID THEY WILL DEFINITELY CALL ME TODAY. GEE.......NEVER CALLED. I CALL THEM AND I HAVE TO RE-ORDER WITH NO PENALTIES. I SUGGESTED THEY " OVER NIGHT " IT TO ME FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.......I SAID I HAD A BIG PARTY ON FRIDAY AND NOW THE CUPS WON'T BE HERE.  KINDA A SLIGHT TRUTH / LIE.  THE NEXT DAY THEY ARRIVED.  NOW WAS THIS THE OLD ORDER OR WAS IT THE NEW ONE DELIVERED IN ONE DAY ?  ONLY REASON I ASK IS I THINK MY OLD ORDER WAS SENT TO ANOTHER HOUSE.  A YOUNG GUY PLACED IT ON MY DOOR STEP AND KNOCKED ON OUR DOOR. I BROUGHT THE PACKAGE INSIDE AND QUICKLY WENT BACK OUTSIDE AND I SAW NO DELIVERY TRUCK.

  SPEAKING OF PACKAGES.  THE DICK HEAD GUY BLOWING PEOPLE UP LIKE THE UNABOMBER IN TEXAS WAS KILLED. AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE BLEW HIMSELF UP WHILE TRYING TO MAKE ANOTHER BOMB WHICH WOULD OF BEEN AWESOME BUT THE AUTHORITIES FOUND AND SURROUNDED HIM AND THAT'S WHEN THE FUCKING LOWLIFE MOTHER FUCKER BLEW HIMSELF UP.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND BARTEND. I CONTINUED TO USE THE DISHWASHER FOR ALL GLASSWARE AND PIZZA PANS. THIS PORTABLE DISHWASHER DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB. THE ONLY SET BACK IS IT TAKES ABOUT 2 HOURS FROM START TO FINISH.  WHILE THE DISHWASHER WAS RUNNING I REMOVED ALL LIQUOR AND BEER BOTTLES AND WINDEXED ALL MIRRORS AND GLASS SHELVES BEHIND THE BAR.

  THE WEATHER HAD ABSOLUTELY NO AFFECT ON DRIVING TONIGHT.  THOUGH THE NEWS BLEW IT WAY OUT OF PROPORTION.  IN FACT , THERE WAS NO RAIN OR SNOW AFTER 8PM. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED WAS 1/2 THE POOL PLAYERS STAYED HOME BECAUSE OF THE PREDICTED SNOW. I STILL HAD A GOOD TIME.

   FLYERS MAKE A GOOD COME BACK ONLY TO LOSE IN A SHOOT-OUT.........GEE LOSING IN A SHOOT-OUT. NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE.  THE FLYERS DROPPED FROM FIRST PLACE TO A WILD CARD NOW. WITH 8 GAMES LEFT THEY ARE DEFINITELY NOT GUARANTEED A SPOT.

   ROLL HOME AND WIND DOWN WITH SOME WINE , CHEESE , AND PRETZELS.  I WANTED TO WATCH A  " NIKITA " BUT FELT STARTING A SHOW AT 1AM IS TOO LATE. I ENDED UP WATCHING A MOVIE CALLED " SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD ". I HAVE SEEN THIS MOVIE ABOUT 20 TIMES AND IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD WITH ONE LINERS.

    TAKE MY 3 NEPHEWS TO GET ICE CREAM. WE HAVE TO WALK 4 BLOCKS AND I TELL EVERYONE " WE MUST STAY TOGETHER. " NOT 3 SECONDS AFTER GETTING OUT THE FRONT DOOR ONE OF THE KIDS TAKES OFF FOR THE ICE CREAM SHOP. I AM TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH 2 KIDS IN TOW BUT THE ONE IS JUST WAY TOO FAST.  THE CROWD ON THE SIDE WALKS START TO GET CONGESTED AND AFTER 1 MINUTE I LOSE SIGHT OF THE KID WHO RAN AHEAD.  I TOTALLY GO INTO PANIC MODE............dream ends.

   WEDNESDAY         3 - 21 - 18

   THERE'S ALWAYS A PLAN " B " , BUT I PREFER PLAN " A ".

    WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME , YOUNGEST IS OFF , AND THE NAIL IS CLOSED.  SO , WHAT THE HECK DO I DO ?..................I COOK.

   TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY ALL DAY BECAUSE THE NIGHT COULD BE LONG.  THE SNOW CAME AND IT DID DROP EVERY BIT OF 12 INCHES.  WE HAD TO WAIT UNTIL LATE NIGHT TO SHOVEL AND THAT'S WHERE MY PROBLEM STARTED.

    IN THE MEAN TIME , I MAKE HOME MADE PANCAKES. THIS IS SOMETHING MY DAD TAUGHT ME AS A KID. I LIKE MAKING PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH.  I MADE 2 KINDS.......BUTTER AND BLUE BERRY. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

   CLEANED AND CONSOLIDATED 2 KITCHEN CABINETS. THE RULE IS ( FROM MY MOM ) , " IF YOU HAVEN'T USED IT  IN ONE YEAR , GET RID OF IT. "  WELL , WE STORED MANY ITEMS IN THE BASEMENT.  SO MANY EXTRA PANS , WATER BOTTLES , AND CONTAINERS.

  WHILE WHEELS WORKS I WATCHED A " NIKITA ".  IT WAS VERY GOOD AGAIN.

   BY 3PM I AM CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO HEAD OUTSIDE BUT IT IS TOO EARLY.  I DECIDE TO MAKE MEATBALLS AND ZITI. I THOUGHT THEY CAME OUT VERY GOOD BUT DEFINITELY NEED MORE SAUCE. I TOLD WHEELS THIS HOUSE SHOULD HAVE 10 CONTAINERS OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE AT ALL TIMES. WE HAD HALF OF ONE BOTTLE.

  I DID POST BOTH MEALS ON FACEBOOK WHICH IS KINDA BORING BUT ALOT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY DID COMMENT ON THE MEALS.

   WATCH ACTION NEWS PRETTY MUCH ALL DAY. THEY HIT THE FORECAST ON THE MONEY THIS TIME.

   YOUNGEST GOES SLEDDING AROUND 6PM.

   BY 7:30PM WE DECIDE TO HEAD OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP.  MY NEW BOOTS WERE VERY GOOD. WHEELS ORDERED THEM FOR ME AFTER SEEING MY OLD BOOTS WERE 25 YEARS OLD AND THE FRONT OF ONE BOOT FLAPS OPEN. SO MANY YEARS OF COLD FEET. OUR YOUNGEST COMES HOME FROM SLEDDING AND HELPS US.

   THE " NEW " SNOW BLOWER WORKED AWESOME THE FIRST 3 SNOW STORMS BUT SOMETHING CONCERNED ME.  WHEN THE MACHINE IS OFF YOU COULD NOT ROLL IT. THE WHEELS WOULD LOCK UP. I JUST FIGURED IT WAS A SAFETY MECHANISM OR SOMETHING BUT I WAS DEFINITELY WRONG. THIS WOULD EVENTUALLY BE A PROBLEM.  I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR OR MORE AND THE MACHINE IS WORKING GOOD UNTIL THE LAST 15 MINUTES. THE WHEELS ARE SEIZING AND COMPLETELY LOCKING. I PUT IT IN " REVERSE " AND THAN" FORWARD " TO RELEASE IT.  THIS WORKED ABOUT 20 TIMES UNTIL THE MACHINE WOULD NOT MOVE ANYMORE. THIS IS NOT GOOD.  I WAS SMART ENOUGH TO MOVE THE MACHINE CLOSE TO THE GARAGE.

   I GO INSIDE TO " GOOGLE " AND " YOU TUBE " THE PROBLEM.  I ALSO TEXT MY NEIGHBORS AND RENTERS THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET TO THEM TONIGHT.  I SPEND ABOUT 20 MINUTES WATCHING VIDEOS TO FIX " LOCKING WHEELS ".  IT IS 9PM AND JUST TOO DAMN LATE TO GO BACK OUTSIDE.

   A NEIGHBOR CALLS ME AND HAS A SNOWPLOW AT HER BROTHER-IN-LAW'S HOUSE WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO US.  THIS WILL BE PLAN " B " IF I CAN NOT FIX MY MACHINE TOMORROW.  SHE ASKS ME IF I CAN MOVE THE MACHINE IN A VEHICLE. I SAY NO PROBLEM I DO IT ALL THE TIME WITH BOARDS UNTIL I REALIZE I HAVE THE " DIG DUG " ARCADE MACHINE IN MY VAN.......CRAP.   THAT WILL BE PROJECT 2..........MOVE DIG DUG TO GARAGE.

    WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN WITH SOME LIBATIONS FOR THE NIGHT. MAN , BEER AND BRANDY TASTES SO DAMN GOOD AFTER SHOVELING SNOW.  WE WATCH 2 " JESSICA JONES " WHICH ARE EXCELLENT.  THIS IS AN EXTREMELY POPULAR SHOW.

  76ERS CRUSH MEMPHIS TO KEEP THEIR WIN STREAK GOING.

   WELP , IT'S 4AM AND I WILL TRY TO GO BACK TO BED SINCE THEIR IS NO SUN LIGHT YET TO WORK ON THE SNOW BLOWER.  MAN I HOPE I CAN FIX THIS THING.  OH , MY SHOULDER IS STILL HURTING.

   I FELL ASLEEP UNTIL 7:15AM. MY NEIGHBOR ALREADY TEXTED ME ABOUT PLAN " B ".

    DRIVE TO STORE TO GET SUPPLIES AND2 YOUNG GIRLS ARE HITCH HIKING.  THEY GET IN AND BOTH OF THEM ARE SMOKING HOT,  I ASK WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND THEY SAY , " WE'RE YOUR GOING. " I ARRIVE AT THE STORE AND PARK IN THE LOT.  ONE GIRL GRABS A TARP IN THE BACK AND PUTS IT OVER ALL ARE HEADS LIKE A TENT. THE OTHER GIRL SAYS , " NOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FUN.  THE UNBUCKLE MY PANTS AND PROCEED TO DOUBLE TEAM ME.  I WILL NOT GET INTO THE DETAILS BUT IT WAS VERY ENJOYABLE...............dream ends.

   THURSDAY       3 - 22 - 18

   OK.......NO HEAVY LIFTING FOR ONE WEEK. YEAH RIGHT.  LOOKS LIKE I WILL START A NEW WEEK TOMORROW BECAUSE TODAY I BROKE THE RULE.

   MY MAIN FOCUS WAS FIXING MY SNOW BLOWER IN THE DAY LIGHT.  LAST NIGHT THE MACHINE'S WHEELS KEPT LOCKING UP......SAME THING WHEELS DOES WITH HER LEGS WHEN I AM DRUNK AND I WANT SOME. I GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND I HEAD RIGHT FOR THE GARAGE. AFTER WATCHING SOME YOUTUBE VIDEOS I GRABBED 2 THINGS FROM MY HARDWARE BASEMENT STORE...........RATCHET SET AND LUBE.  TECHNICALLY THE LUBE WAS IN MY BEDROOM BUT THAT IS ANOTHER STORY.

   FLIP THE MACHINE UP AND REMOVE A BOTTOM PLATE. INSIDE THE GEAR BOX I FIND A HOME.   APPARENTLY A LARGE CRITTER WAS LIVING IN THIS PERFECT PROTECTED BOX FOR SOME TIME.  I REMOVED ALL THE BEDDING , CLEANED IT UP , AND LUBED THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE GEARS AND AXELS. I WAS HOPING THIS QUICK FIX WOULD GET ME THROUGH THIS FINAL SNOW STORM.  THE WHEELS WERE LOCKING UP AND I WAS PRETTY CONFIDENT THIS WAS THE PROBLEM.

   I START THE ENGINE AND THE MACHINE ROLLS NICELY.  I KNOW THIS IS A QUICK FIX SO I IMMEDIATELY PLOWED THE REST OF OUR DRIVEWAY AND 2 NEIGHBORS DRIVEWAYS.

   HERE'S WHERE THE HEAVY LIFTING COMES INTO PLAY.  MY NEIGHBOR DECIDED NOT TO PLOW THE BACK LOT AT THE NAIL SO I HAD TO DO IT........BEEN DOING IT FOR 21 YEARS SO I DID NOT MIND. THE PROBLEM IS I HAD A LARGE ARCADE MACHINE IN THE VAN.  MY CHEST AND SHOULDER ARE STILL HURTING BUT I MADE IT WORSE SLIDING THE MACHINE OUT. I MOVED IT OUT SO NOW IT IS LEANING ON THE GROUND WITH PART OF IT IN THE VAN. I COULD NOT MOVE IT ANYMORE SO I PUT THE VAN IN GEAR A MOVED IT UP TO MAKE THE MACHINE SLIDE OUT OF THE BACK HATCH ON ITS OWN. IF I DRIVE TOO FAR THE MACHINE SMASHES TO THE GROUND. I SLOWLY MOVE THE VAN WHILE WATCHING IT IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR.  PLACING THE VAN IN PARK I CRAWL INSIDE THE VAN AND DEAD LIFT THE ARCADE MACHINE TO AN UPRIGHT POSITION. THIS WAS NOT FUN.  I ROCKED IT INTO THE GARAGE , COVERED IT WITH A TARP , AND CLOSED THE DOOR.

   NEXT , LOAD THE SNOW BLOWER IN THE VAN. USING 2 PLANKS I START THE MACHINE AND ROLL IT RIGHT UP AND IN. I PLACE A TARP , GAS CAN , AND 2 PLANKS INTO THE VAN.

   BACK INSIDE I CHECK SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO SEE IF MY NEIGHBOR HAS PLOWED THE BACK LOT AND MY FRONT DOOR AREA AGAIN..........NOPE.  I TAKE A 2 HOUR BREAK TO GIVE MY SHOULDER & CHEST A BREAK. I MAKE SOME BREAKFAST , DO SOME EMAILS , AND MAKE A COUPLE OF PHONE CALLS.

   I HEAR THE DOOR KNOCK AND I SEE A U.P.S. DELIVERY GUY WALKING AWAY. 2 DAYS AGO I RECEIVED AN OLD ORDER OF " BOMB " CUPS. I COMPLAINED TO THE COMPANY AND HAD TO RE-ORDER. WELL , THE OLD ORDER ARRIVED AND NOW THE 2ND NEW ORDER CAME TODAY. I GOT A NICE 2 FOR 1 DEAL. I TEXTED WHEELS , " MORNING STARTING OFF NICE.....SNOW BLOWER WORKING AND FREE 2ND BOMB CUPS ARRIVED. "

  I GET A PHONE CALL FROM MY PARENTS. THEIR NEIGHBOR ACROSS THE STREET DID NOT PLOW THEIR SIDEWALKS OR DRIVEWAY. I WAS HURTING AND TOLD THEM I WOULD CONTACT THEM BY 12 NOON.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I ARRIVE AND RE-SET MY DISHWASHER TO CLEAN PIZZA PANS FOR THE 3RD TIME.  IT IS AMAZING HOW GREASE STICKS ON THEM. I HEAD OUTSIDE AND UNLOAD THE SNOW BLOWER. IT STARTS RIGHT UP AND IT GLIDES ALONG THE NEW PAVED LOT EASILY.  I WAS THINKING AT LEAST I DO NOT HAVE TO USE A LAWN MOWER OR WEED WHACKER BACK HERE ANYMORE PLUS THE MACHINE DOES NOT THROW STONES LIKE IT DID IN THE PAST. I PLOW OUR BACK LOT AND THAN HEAD TOWARDS THE SEPTA LOTS. FROM THERE I GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO OUR FRONT DOOR AND PAST TO OUR NEIGHBORS SIDE.  YEP , I DO EVERYONE'S SIDEWALK AND I AM THINKING " THIS IS WHAT NEIGHBORS DO. " THE SNOW IS MAJORLY MIXED WITH SLUSH AND MY OLD SNOW BLOWER WOULD OF NEVER BEEN ABLE TO HANDLE THIS. IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM. I FINISH AND LOAD UP THE MACHINE BACK IN THE VAN. THE WHEELS DID LOCK UP SEVERAL TIMES BUT NOT ENOUGH TO NOT FINISH.

  OH, JUST ONE MORE THING. THE GAS CAN FLIPPED OVER AND LEAKED GAS ONTO MY FLOOR PADS. YOU WOULD THINK I LEARN. I LAID THE PADS OUT IN THE SUN BOTH HERE AND AT HOME. I WILL NEVER EVER IMPROPERLY LOAD A GAS CAN IN A VEHICLE AGAIN. THIS TIME IT WAS ONLY A CUP OR TWO. LAST TIME IN OUR JEEP 3 GALLONS LEAKED OUT AND OUR JEEP REEKED FOR ONE YEAR AFTER CLEANING IT OUT 10 TIMES.

   OFF TO MY PARENTS TO PLOW THEIR DRIVEWAY AND WALKWAYS ALONG WITH 2 NEIGHBORS. I BROOMED OFF THEIR VEHICLES UNTIL MY MOM CAME OUT AND STOPPED ME. I WAS HURTING AND WOULD LET MY BROTHER FINISH THE REST. WE HAVE A NICE LUNCH OF GRILLED CHEESES AND " PAHHHST & BEANS " (THAT'S HOW ITALIANS PRONOUNCE IT )

   I ROLL OUT BUT STOP AT THE NAIL AGAIN TO CHECK ON THE DISHWASHER AND SHOVEL AREAS THE SNOW PLOW COULDN'T GET.  THE DISHWASHER DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB ON ALL THE GLASSWARE.

   BACK HOME I UNLOAD THE BLOWER , SET THE GAS SMELLING FLOOR MATS IN THE SUN , AND CHECK THE DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE. I LET THE PUP OUT WHILE I WAS DOING ALL THIS.

   I TAKE A SHOWER , TAKE 2 ALEVE PILLS , AND TRY TO NAP. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 5AM AND IT IS NOW 2PM.

  I HEAR MY YOUNGEST COME IN AND WE TALK , SNUGGLE , AND PRACTICE FOR A SPANISH TEST TOGETHER.

  A NICE LEFTOVER DINNER WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST AND I RETURN TO THE NAIL FOR THE 3RD TIME TODAY.

  A NICE LITTLE CROWD OF FAMILY WHO I GOT TO MEET AND TALK TO.  I TALKED KIDS WITH SEVERAL YOUNG PARENTS HERE AND ANOTHER GUY ABOUT LOSING PEOPLE TO TRAGEDIES. I WAS HEART BROKEN TO FIND OUT AN OPEN MIC HOST LOST HIS BROTHER WHILE HIKING AND THE GUY TELLING ME THE STORY LOST HIS BROTHER DUE TO A DROWNING.  LIFE IS SHORT MY FRIENDS SO TRY NOT TO BE AN ASSHOLE TO PEOPLE.......ESPECIALLY YOUR FAMILY. I ENJOYED BONDING WITH ALL THE PEOPLE TONIGHT.

  A MUSICIAN PERFORMING ON OPEN MIC SAID , " OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA THE NAIL IS THE BEST VENUE FOR MUSIC. "  IT IS LITTLE THINGS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL A LITTLE BIT BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF AND THE BAR YOU SO LOVE.

  FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN TO KEEP PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE. SIXERS DO THE SAME AND NCAA CINDERELLA SWEET HEART LOYOLA CHICAGO WINS AGAIN WITH AN UPSET TO ENTER THE " ELITE 8 ". MAN THAT 98 YEAR NUN IS BRINGING THEM SOME LUCK. IN THEIR 3 TOURNEY WINS THEY HAVE WON BY A TOTAL OF 4 POINTS.

  I SEARCHED STUB HUB FOR FLYERS AND 76ERS TICKETS. I FEEL WHEELS AND I NEED TO GO TO ONE GAME AT LEAST.

   BY 2AM I AM ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED. MUSIC PLAYED RIGHT UP TO 2AM. BUT THE TIME THEY WERE FINISHED I WAS DONE MY CLOSING PROCEDURES AND READY TO  HEAD HOME.

   AT HOME AT 2:15AM I SHOULD OF WENT TO BED. BUT.........CRACKERS , CHEESE , AND HUMMUS WAS ON THE LATE NIGHT MENU. I HAD NO ALCOHOL.  BY 3AM I WAS IN BED. BY 3:30AM I WAS ASLEEP. BY 6:15AM MY YOUNGEST TOUCHED MY ARM AND SAID , " DAD , TIME TO GET UP. "  AND THE WHOLE PROCESS STARTS AGAIN.

    FRIDAY        3 - 23 - 18

   RELENTLESS ACTION !!!......VILLANOVA DOES NOT GET MUCH RESPECT AT ALL NATIONALLY. THIS TEAM HAS NOT LOST 2 GAMES IN A ROW IN OVER 5 YEARS.........OH AND ADD SOME CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THERE TOO.  TONIGHT'S GAME AGAINST WEST VIRGINIA WAS SO RIVETING YOU WERE ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ALL GAME.  WEST VIRGINIA'S RELENTLESS DEFENSE IS MIND BLOWING. HOW THIS TEAM EVER LOST A GAME IS NOT EVEN PLAUSIBLE.  THIS IS CUTTING EDGE STUFF HERE.......KINDA REMINDED ME OF CHIP KELLY WHERE YOUR FOOT IS ON THE GAS PEDAL THE WHOLE GAME. THE BEST QUOTE WITH THIS 100% FULL PRESS DEFENSE , " ONCE VILLANOVA GETS OFF THE BUS WEST VIRGINIA WILL BE GUARDING THEM".  AT HALFTIME , 'NOVA HAD A 2 POINT LEAD. A TV ANALYST ASKED JAY WRIGHT , " HOW ARE YOU GOING TO AVOID THE TURNOVERS FROM THE 1ST HALF ? " HIS RESPONSE , " I DON'T KNOW. " I KINDA WISH HE WOULD OF GIVEN A POSITIVE INSTANT ANSWER ESPECIALLY FROM A GUY WHO HAS BEEN COACH OF THE YEAR INSTEAD OF " I DON'T KNOW".  BUT , THE CATS RELIED ON A SENIOR AND A BIG MAN TO LIFT THE TEAM FROM A 6 POINT 2ND HALF DEFICIT TO A 22 - 6 RUN TO WIN THE GAME AND MOVE ON TO THE " ELITE 8. " THAT IS PRETTY COOL.  OH , EVEN WITH A 10 POINT LEAD AND 55 SECONDS LEFT I STILL FELT UNCOMFORTABLE.....THAT'S HOW AGGRESSIVE THIS W.V. TEAM WAS. THEY CAUSED 17 TURNOVERS.

   MY MORNING STARTS WITH PREPPING OUR KID FOR A VACATION WITH FRIENDS AND WHEELS HEADING OUT OF STATE FOR WORK. YEP , FOR ONE WEEK I WILL BE BY MYSELF WITH THE PUP. I WILL ENJOY THE FIRST DAY OR SO BUT NOT LIKE THERE AFTER.

  ON THIS DAY , 31 YEARS AGO ,  I PROPOSED TO WHEELS IN FRONT OF 17,007 PEOPLE AT THE SPECTRUM DURING A 76ERS GAME. DOCTOR J GOT HIS 30,000TH POINT , I GOT WHEELS , AND THE FANS BOOED ME. MAN THAT WAS FUN.

   SNOW MELTING FAST AND NEXT WEEK I HEAR IT WILL HIT 60 DEGREES. THAT WOULD BE NICE SINCE THIS WAS THE 2ND MOST SNOWIEST WINTER SEASON EVER...........MAN DID IT HURT THE NAIL BUSINESS AND ALL BARS WITH MUSIC.  THOUGH I DID HEAR ANOTHER SNOW STORM COULD BE ON ITS WAY. IF WE GET 2 1/2 INCHES MORE ( LIKE I GIVE WHEELS ) WE WILL SET THE RECORD FOR MOST SNOW IN ONE SEASON.

   IT WAS VERY LITTLE IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF LIFE BUT IT GAVE ME SOME SATISFACTION.  LOSING THE WHOLE TIME IN AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME I TAKE THE LEAD ON THE VERY LAST MOVE AND WIN. MAN, THAT DUDE HAD TO BE PISSED.........A LITTLE.

  WATCHED THE EAGLES PARADE FOR THE 15TH TIME.  I MADE MY YOUNGEST SIT WITH ME. WHEELS WATCHED TOO.  JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT. SO DON'T LIKE NFL NETWORK TAKING AWAY PRIVILEGES TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL REPLAY.......MONEY GRUBBERS.

   CHEST AND SHOULDER STILL HURTING ESPECIALLY AFTER MOVING ARCADE GAME AGAIN AND PLOWING. I WILL GIVE IT TO FRIDAY.

   THE YOUNG STUDENT / RUGBY PLAYER FROM ST. JOES THAT DIED IN BERMUDA WAS SUCH A DAMN SHAME. IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY AND HE FELL DOWN A HILL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A SHOW. A BAND GOING ON AT 9PM ARRIVED AT 5:30PM........FROM DELAWARE. THIS KINDA MADE ME AGITATED BECAUSE I SENT 2 EMAILS SAYING " LOAD-IN " IS ONE HOUR BEFORE YOU GO ON. THE DAD WHO DROVE THE BAND WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER EITHER. HE COULD OF SO MISSED TRAFFIC IF HE LEFT LATER LIKE I EMAILED.

  YOUNGEST ASKS ME TO STOP AT MCDONALDS TO GET SOME FRENCH FRIES FOR HER. I TEXT BACK , " YEAH , THAT'S NOT HAPPENING. " 

   FINISHING LOADING 1ST BAND AND ROLL OUT. I STOP AT MCDONALDS TO PICK UP FRENCH FRIES FOR MY KID.

   BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH THE SUPER EXCITING VILLANOVA GAME............MAN THE OPPONENT WAS RELENTLESS.  HOW THE HELL DID THIS TEAM LOSE 10 GAMES DURING THE SEASON ?

   CUTE LITTLE STORY - I ALWAYS BUST ON MY YOUNGEST TO LET ME HELP HER STUDY SPANISH. I WANT TO LEARN AND IT WILL HELP HER. THE LAST TEST WITHOUT MY HELP THE KID GOT A MERE 96.  I JOKED AND SAID , " IF I HELPED YOU STUDY YOU WOULD OF GOT A 98. " THE KID CALLS ME A NUDGE.  ANYWAY , THE LAST 3 DAYS I HAVE BEEN HELPING HER STUDY FOR A SPANISH TEST THIS WEEK. THE SNOW STORM PROLONGED IT TO FRIDAY. SHE GOT THE RESULTS BACK. HER SCORE ?.........105. YEP , I TOLD HER , " SEE , WITH MY HELP YOU GET OVER A 100. " THE KID CALLS ME A NUDGE.  ACTUALLY KINDA COOL HOW SHE GOT THE EXTRA 5 POINTS. THERE WERE 2 WORDS THAT THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO STUDY BUT THE TEACHER DID NOT PUT THEM ON THE TEST SO MY KID PENCILED THEM IN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEST PAPER AND ALSO WROTE , " EXTRA CREDIT ? ". THE TEACHER WAS AMUSED AND GAVE THE KID 5 POINTS TO CREATE THE 105.

   WHEELS , MYSELF , OUR YOUNGEST , AND THE PUP WATCH A " JESSICA JONES. " IT WAS GOOD. 

 OFF TO BED BY 11PM. I TRIED WATCHING TV TO WIND DOWN THE NIGHT BUT WAS TOO DAMN TIRED FROM THE DAY BEFORE ( SEE THURSDAY'S BLOG ) WITH NO SLEEP AND AN 18 HOUR DAY.  I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 4AM. ONLY WOKE UP FOR 5 MINUTES AND FELL BACK ASLEEP UNTIL 6AM. THAT IS GOOD I GUESS. I WONDER WHAT IT IS LIKE TO SLEEP 8 STRAIGHT HOURS ?

   LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW IS THIS SUNDAY AT 6PM.

    SATURDAY      3 - 24 - 18

   IT'S TOUGH TO LET THE LITTLE BIRDS LEAVE THE NEST OR IN THIS CASE......A LITTLE DUCK.

   LET THE RUNNING AND PARTYING BEGIN.

   WHEELS AND I SPEND THE MORNING TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A STUPID BRAND NEW PRINTER WE GOT. THESE MACHINES ARE IN MY TOP 10 OF HATRED.....WORST EVER.  WE BOUGHT 4 SKI LIFT TICKETS FOR OUR YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS BUT COULD NOT PRINT THEM OUT OR PRINT A WAIVER. SO , WE TOOK A PICTURE OF IT.

   RUNNIN'.....................HEAD TO RESTAURANT DEPOT WITH MY HEADSET & IPOD. MR. JOHNNY CASH WALKED ME THROUGH THE ENTIRE STORE. I ALSO SPENT ENOUGH TO BUY A SUPER BOWL TICKET.

   RUNNIN'................STOP AT A SIDE JOB TO MEET MY BROTHER. HE GAVE SOME INSIGHT ON THIS JOB. IT WAS NICE OF HIM TO STOP BY SINCE HE WAS IN THE AREA.

   RUNNIN'................STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD FOOD AND PRODUCT WHILE ALSO SETTING UP FOR TONIGHT.  WE ADDED 3 ITEMS TO OUR MENU.  MACARONI & CHEESE WEDGES , STEAK CUT FRENCH FRIES , AND 8" NEW YORK STYLE DEEP DISH PIZZA.

   RUNNIN'.........BACK HOME MY KIDS HELP ME UNLOAD PRODUCT AND FOOD. 

   WE LOAD THE VEHICLE UP FOR MY YOUNGEST AND OUR ELDEST DRIVES HER TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE.

    I HEAD UPSTAIRS TO MY OFFICE AND BEGIN MAKING AND PRINTING NEW UPDATED MENU'S. OF COURSE , OUR 2ND PRINTER IS GIVING ME PROBLEMS.  DID I SAY HOW MUCH I HATE PRINTERS.

   WATCH SOME NEWS FOOTAGE ON THE " MARCH FOR LIVES " IN WASHINGTON AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. IT WAS VERY INSPIRING. I EVEN TEXTED MY YOUNGEST TO TURN ON A NEWS STATION TO WATCH.

   WATCH THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF " NIKITA ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   LUNCH WITH MY ZITI AND MEATBALLS. WE NOW HAVE EXTRA SPAGHETTI SAUCE. THESE LEFTOVERS JUST BECAME 10X BETTER.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO THE DOOR AND TASTE TEST 2 NEW ITEMS ON OUR MENU. BOTH THE BARTENDER AND I TRIED THE DEEP DISH NEW YORK PIZZA AND MAC & CHEESE WEDGES. THEY WERE BOTH VERY GOOD.  I WAS KINDA BUMMED I FORGOT THE NEW FRENCH FRIES. I ALSO CHANGED THE OIL AND CLEANED OUT OUR DEEP FRYER.

  I MOVE THE BANDS SO SWIFTLY WE GOT DONE SEMI EARLY. I LET THE BARTENDER LEAVE WHILE I TEXTED WHEELS. SHE WAS IN ARDMORE TOO AND I ASKED HER TO GET DROPPED OFF AT THE NAIL.  WE DRIVE DOWN TO MCSORLEY'S TO OUR DOORMAN'S AND RADIO SHOW HOST'S BAND MIDHEAVEN. HALF THE PEOPLE OUR NAIL FRIENDS SO IT WAS FUN. I BOUGHT DRINKS THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS THERE THAT THE BARTENDER " HEATHER " SAID ," OH MY GOD YOU'RE MY NEW BEST FRIEND ". ANOTHER FUN THING WAS MY BROTHER WALKED IN AND WHEN HE SAW US HE ALMOST FELL OVER..........YEAH WHEELS AND I OUT AFTER 1AM IS A REASON FOR SURPRISE.

   WHEELS WAS FEELING GOOD. WE ROLL HOME AND I GET SOME APPLE........NICE.

   OUR ELDEST ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY ON A SERIOUS ISSUE.  THE KID CAME HOME BECAUSE OF A HEALTH REASON. SHE TOLD US SHE HAD BLOOD IN HER STOOL.  SHE WENT TO SEE A DOCTOR AND HE HAD TO PERFORM A RECTAL EXAMINATION WHICH MEANS THE OLE RUBBER GLOVE AND FINGER IN THE ASS. AFTER THIS AWKWARD INSPECTION MY KID SAYS TO ME , " DAD , I NEVER WANT TO LOOK AT ANOTHER MAN AGAIN. "

  ANOTHER BIRD LEAVES THE NEST AND I DON'T LIKE IT. WHEELS AND I OCCASIONALLY TALK ABOUT OUR KIDS USING THE VACATION PROPERTIES WITH THEIR FRIENDS. WELL , OUR ELDEST HAS EXPERIENCED THIS ALREADY ( AND GETTING CAUGHT WITH BOOZE I MAY ADD ) , BUT NOW OUR YOUNGEST IS AWAY WITH FRIENDS. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON WHERE THE TIME GOES.

    SUNDAY      3 - 25 - 18

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW AIRED TONIGHT AND AS ALWAYS IT WAS FUN.  LIKE TO THANK THE BANDS AND THEIR MUSIC MIDHEAVEN , ANTHROPIA , MOM'S SON , AND HEDERA.

  START THE DAY WITH THE NORMAL STUFF.  WATCHED THE FLYERS MAKE A GREAT COMEBACK ( AFTER BLOWING A LEAD ) AND TIE THE GAME WITH JUST 2 MINUTES LEFT. THEY EARNED ONE POINT BUT LOST IN OVERTIME.......BLOW.

  VILLANOVA WITH ANOTHER TOUGH WIN. THEY SHOT HORRIBLY FROM THE 3 POINT ARCH ( 4 - 24 ) BUT MADE UP WITH OFFENSIVE REBOUNDING , DEFENSE , AND FREE THROW SHOOTING.  THEY ARE IN THE FINAL FOUR.

   WHEELS AND I HAD TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HALF ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT.  SHE IS FLYING OUT FOR BUSINESS. WE MADE EXCELLENT TIME BUT MORE IMPORTANT WHEELS DID A PRE-CHECK-IN VIA THE INTERNET THE NIGHT BEFORE. SHE TOLD ME THE LINES WERE HUGE AT THE AIRPORT AND SHE BYPASSED THEM ALL. THIS WAS A GREAT CALL AND GOOD SINCE SHE ONLY HAD 30 MINUTES TO GET TO HER FLIGHT GATE.

  I DRIVE HOME LISTENING TO THE LAST 5 MINUTES OF THE VILLANOVA GAME. IT IS AMAZING THAT THE LAST 5 MINUTES LASTED 45 MINUTES IN REAL TIME. WAY TOO MANY TV TIME COMMERCIALS , STOPPAGES , AND TIME OUTS. I THINK EACH TEAM SHOULD BE ALLOWED ONE TIME-OUT PER GAME AND YOU CAN ONLY USE IT IN THE FIRST HALF.

   RIGHT TO THE NAIL TO DO THE RADIO SHOW WHICH WAS FUN.  WE ALSO TASTE TESTED THE NEW STRAIGHT CUT FRENCH FRIED POTATOES.........FRENCH FRIES. THEY WERE REALLY GOOD AND NOW WE THINK ADDING CHEESE , CHIVES , SPICES , OR WHATEVER COULD BE TASTY. I POSTED PICTURES OF ALL THE NEW MENU ITEMS ON FACEBOOK.

  BACK HOME I GET MY ELDEST OFF TO COLLEGE. I ALLOW THE KID TO TAKE A CAR SINCE I AM HOME BY MYSELF.  THIS SAVES ME A DRIVE AND I WAS TIRED SO IT WAS FINE WITH ME.  I CHILL AND WATCH TV.

   YOUNGEST SEEMS TO BE HAVING A GOOD TIME. THE KID SENT ME A PICTURE OF HER AND HER FRIENDS AT THE TOP OF A SKI RESORT MOUNTAIN........VERY COOL PICTURE. I BOUGHT THE KIDS LIFT TICKETS. I WILL POST IT ON FACEBOOK TOMORROW.

   " ROSEANNE " PREMIERS ON TUESDAY AFTER 21 YEARS. THE WHOLE CAST WAS INTERVIEWED ON ONE DAY AMERICA.  THEY WERE OK BEING INTERVIEWED BUT I DID NOT FEEL A CONNECTION AGAIN. DAN , THE FATHER OR JOHN GOODMAN I EXPECTED TO BE ALOT FUNNIER........HE WAS NOT.  IN FACT , IT SEEMED LIKE HE DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO BE THERE. ANYWAY ,  I PROBABLY WILL WATCH IT.

  OFF TO BED EARLY AND SLEPT UNTIL 3:30AM.

   I AM WATCHING MY COUSINS AND WHEELS PLAY IN A GIRLS SOFTBALL GAME. ALL COUSINS ARE FROM CLARION , PA.  I AM SURPRISED THAT EACH COUSIN WHO BATS GETS A HIT. THEY DID THIS LIKE 20 BATTERS IN A ROW. AFTER THE GAME THEY ASK ME TO PLAY IN A PRACTICE. I CAN NOT PHYSICALLY BECAUSE MY BELLY IS HANGING DOWN PAST MY KNEES.  I HAVE TO HOLD MY BELLY WHICH IS ACTUALLY SEPARATED FROM MY FRONT BODY. THE ONLY THING CONNECTING THIS MASSIVE BALL OF SKIN AND FAT IS A BLOOD LIKE VEIN THAT LOOKS LIKE A TUBE.  THIS IS THE REASON I NEED TO HOLD AND CUP THIS LARGE MASS.  I DENY PLAYING AND HEAD TO A HOSPITAL. I ASK IF ANY DOCTOR CAN COME UP WITH AN IDEA TO CUT THIS BLOOD LINE TO THE FAT MASS. THE DOCTORS ARE AFRAID I WILL BLEED OUT AND NEED TO COME UP WITH A PLAN TO CLAMP THE " UMBILICAL CORD " FROM THE BLOB. I SEE THE DOCTORS TALKING AND ONE COMES TO ME AND SAYS , " I AM SORRY. WE DO NOT HAVE A WAY OF CUTTING IT. "...................dream ends.

     MONDAY      3 - 26 - 18

   SOMETIMES IT'S ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING LIKE...................HELPING OUT A MOM AND HER SON.

   FIRST NIGHT BY MYSELF AND IT BLOWS. I FIND MYSELF EATING TOO MUCH , WATCHING DISHES PILE UP , AND  MAKING PUNCH LISTS.

   START MORNING OFF AT 3:30AM. YEP , WHAT THE HELL DO I DO WHEN THE SUN IS NOT EVEN UP?  MY SHOULDER IS HURTING AND NOW WE ARE THINKING IT COULD BE A PINCHED NERVE.  IT DID FEEL BETTER BY NIGHT TIME.

   SO...........DAMN..........FRUSTRATING.  I SPEND 45 MINUTES WORKING ON AN EMAIL PROPOSAL FOR A SIDE JOB ESTIMATE.  45............MINUTES.  JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO BE DONE I ATTACHED A DOCUMENT TO THE EMAIL. THIS IS WHEN MY EMAIL PROGRAM WENT ROGUE AND SHUT DOWN. I LOST ALL MY WORK AND HAD TO RE-DO EVERYTHING FROM THE START. I YELLED SO LOUD THE DOG RAN UNDER THE BED.

   TAKE A RIDE TO OUR CAR DEALERSHIP FOR A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE CHECK.  IT IS FREE AND PART OF OUR PACKAGE WHEN WE BOUGHT THE CAR.  THEY DO A VERY GOOD JOB AT CONICELLI IN CONSHOHOCKEN. I WAITED ABOUT 45 MINUTES IN VERY BIG COMFY CHAIR WHILE WATCHING CNN AND PLAYING ON MY CELL PHONE.

  GOT SOME THINGS DONE AT HOME BUT IT WAS OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AGAIN. THIS MODE HAS BEEN LASTING SEVERAL SHIFTS SO I CONTINUED IT.  THIS TIME I CONCENTRATED ON PIZZA PANS. I SOAKED ABOUT 20 OF THEM AND ONE BY ONE I VIGOROUSLY SCRUBBED THEM WITH A BRILLO PAD.  TO SAY THEY LOOK LIKE NIGHT AND DAY WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I TOOK A PICTURE AND SENT IT TO WHEELS. SHE WAS QUITE IMPRESSED.

  MY PUNCH LIST IS MOSTLY NAIL STUFF AND ONE BY ONE I GOT THEM DONE.  I LOVE THAT I INSTALLED A TV IN THE BACK KITCHEN SO I COULD WATCH THE 76ERS WHILE SCRUBBING PANS.  SIXERS WITH A BIG WIN AND IT WAS FUN SEEING OUR #1 DRAFT PICK MARKELLE FALTZ PLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A VERY LONG TIME.  THE FANS AND PLAYERS RECEIVED HIM EXTREMELY WARMLY.......IT WAS SO COOL TO SEE.

   YOUNGEST SEEMS TO BE HAVING A GOOD TIME VACATIONING WITH HER FRIENDS.  I DID POST THE COOL PICTURE OF THEM AT A SKI RESORT ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN.

   FOUND ANOTHER VACATION RENTER VIA A TRAVEL WEBSITE. THE GIRL THANKED ME BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE HER ABOUT $200 IN FEES. BOOKING DIRECTLY THROUGH US DEFINITELY SAVES MONEY.

   EMAIL SERVER SHUTS DOWN SO I DELETE MY HISTORY , RUN A SCAN , AND REBOOT MY COMPUTER. I GOT IT TO WORK AGAIN........NICE.

   GOOD TO SEE SOME REGULARS BUT BY MIDNIGHT I WAS READY TO ROLL HOME.  WALK THE PUP AND PLAY WITH HER A LITTLE.  THAN I MAKE SOME LEFTOVER ZITI & MEATBALLS AND WATCH AN EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " NIKITA ".  A GLASS OF WINE WITH MY DINNER AT MIDNIGHT.....SO BAD. THAN A NIGHTCAP BEFORE BED......SO BAD.  I HEAD TO BED PRETTY DAMN TIRED AND FEELING SO DAMN FAT. MY BELLY FELT LIKE A FULL VACUUM BAG NEEDING TO BE CHANGED.

  YOU WILL SEE YESTERDAY I POSTED A BAND NAME CALLED MOM'S SON. THIS IS NOT A BAND BUT EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS. A MOTHER SENT ME AN EMAIL OF HER SON PLAYING KEYBOARDS. HE HAS DYSLEXIA AND CAN NOT WRITE OR READ PIANO MUSIC. ALL HIS MUSIC IS IN HIS HEAD. IT WAS A SHORT CLIP AND THE KID IS VERY YOUNG.  I LISTENED TO IT AND LET THE RADIO CO-HOSTS LISTEN TO IT TOO.  I WROTE DOWN THEIR CRITIQUES WHICH WERE ALL POSITIVE AND EMAILED THEM TO THE MOM THE NEXT DAY. SHE WAS OVERWHELMED THAT I SPENT THE TIME TO DO THIS AND THANKED ME.  MY NEXT EMAIL TO HER I WROTE , " HAVE YOUR SON COME DOWN HERE ON OUR NEXT LIVE RADIO SHOW TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF OUR BAND MEMBER HOSTS. THE MOM EMAILED ME BACK AND WROTE , " I AM CRYING RIGHT NOW OVER YOUR GENEROSITY TO HELP. HONESTLY YOU JUST MADE MY SON'S LIFE. "

   TUESDAY      3 - 27 - 18

   BEING ALONE MEANS ONE THING.........I SEEM TO BE EATING MORE. BUT , I AM ALSO DOING MORE TO KEEP MYSELF BUSY AND NOT THINKING ABOUT MISSING EVERYONE.

   THE NICE GESTURE I DID FOR THE MOM AND SON YESTERDAY.  WELL , I POSTED ON FACEBOOK ( WITH NO NAMES ) THE YOUNG KID PLAYING THE SONG WE AIRED ON THE RADIO SHOW. IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS IT HAD 300 " VIEWS " AND 50 " LIKES ".  PERSONALLY I THINK THE " VIEWS " SHOULD OF MATCHED THE " LIKES " IN NUMBERS.

   MY ELDEST COMMENTING ON THE KID'S VIDEO I HELPED OUT ON - " SO NICE TO HAVE A NICE LOVING FATHER ". I REPLIED , " WHAT DO YOU WANT  "

  FOUND MY 2ND WALKIE TALKIE. IT WAS UNDER A BACK SEAT AND COULD ONLY BE FOUND IF THE SEAT IS COLLAPSED FORWARD. ( I MAY HAVE WROTE ABOUT THIS BEFORE )

   FINISHED EDITING THE RADIO SHOW. IT IS REALLY FUNNY HOW MANY ONE LINERS AND JOKES I MISS.  I THOUGHT THE SHOW WAS VERY GOOD.  I ALSO LIKED EDITING A 1 HOUR SHOW INSTEAD OF 2 HOURS.

   COPIER MACHINES........MY NEMESIS. I HOOKED UP 3 COPIER MACHINES TODAY AND TESTED THEM ALL. EVERY SINGLE ONE HAD NO INK. WE HAVE THIS NEW ONE THAT BLOWS AND AN OLD ONE GIVEN TO US FROM A FAMILY MEMBER WHICH IS EXCELLENT. OF COURSE ..........NO INK IN THE CARTRIDGES.  ONE THING THAT IS SUCH A MONEY RACKET IS THE PRICE OF INK CARTRIDGES.  ONE CAN COST AS MUCH AS $40. TOTAL RIP-OFF.  NEVER EVER BUY INK CARTRIDGES FROM A STORE LIKE OFFICE DEPOT. GO ON-LINE.........I PURCHASED 4 INK CARTRIDGES FOR $52. IT COMES WITH FREE DELIVERY AND I GOT AN 18% DISCOUNT.  THAT IS A GOOD DEAL.

   MY NEMESIS THE PRINTERS AND COPIERS. IN MY YOUNGEST ROOM LAST YEAR I SET UP A 4-IN-1 MACHINE. IT DOES SCANNING , COPYING , PRINTING , AND FAXING.  I HAD IT SET-UP PERFECTLY. I USED THE SPACE ON HER DESK PERFECTLY AND NOW WE HAVE EASY ACCESS TO THIS MACHINE THAT DOES SO MUCH. WELL , LITTLE DID I KNOW THE KID DISMANTLED EVERYTHING AND I FOUND OUT 6 MONTHS LATER.  I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.  FINDING ALL THE PARTS AND SETTING UP THE WIRES WAS A PAIN IN THE BALLS. I DID THIS ALL TODAY WITH 3 MACHINES. I TESTED THEM ALL AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE INK TO ARRIVE.

  WE HAVE A VERY GOOD COPYING MACHINE. OF COURSE , GIVEN TO US FROM THE FAMILY MEMBER THAT GETS ALL TOP MODELS. IT WORKS EXCELLENT. I MADE COPIES FOR THE NAIL THIS MORNING LIKE VISA SLIPS , NEW MENUS , AND SUCH.

   PUPPY TIME...............ITS JUST ME AND THE GIRL SO I DECIDED TO TAKE A BREAK AND CHILL WITH HER. LAYING ON THE COUCH I HAD THE DOG BETWEEN MY LEGS AND THAN I PLACED A BLANKET OVER US. WE WATCHED A " NIKITA " IN WHICH WE BOTH FELL ASLEEP. IT WAS A GOOD NAP AND BONDING TIME.

   TALKED TO A NICE RENTER TODAY. BOOKED A WEEK IN JULY AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. JULY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  IT IS A SOUR SWEET MOMENT BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T WANT TO RENT THE HOUSE BUT WE NEED TO MONETARILY WISE.  I SO LOVE GOING THERE AND PRETENDING NO ONE WAS EVER HERE.  I SAVED THE LADY AND HER FAMILY $300 BUT BOOKING DIRECTLY THROUGH US. SHE WAS SO HAPPY.

   FILLED AND RAN THE DISHWASHER WITH MY 100 GLASSES AND DISHES. I HAVE BEEN IN A CLEANING MODE OF LATE. PLUS I COULD NOT SEE THE KITCHEN TV BECAUSE OF ALL THE PLATES AND EMPTY WATER BOTTLES.

   CALL MY YOUNGEST AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THEY ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME ON THEIR OWN FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.  SHE TOLD ME A GUY CALLED AND ASKED FOR ME. SHE GAVE THE GUY MY PHONE NUMBER. OK.....NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO WHEN BY YOURSELF.  HERE ARE THE PARENT'S ANSWERS :

  ME - " 99% OF THE TIME THIS IS A SALES OR CHARITY CALL. BUT JUST IN CASE , SINCE YOUR ALONE , ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE MY DAD IS WALKING THE DOG AND WILL BE RIGHT BACK. "

   WHEELS - " NEVER GIVE OUT A PHONE NUMBER JUST SAY , MY DAD IS CLEANING HIS GUN. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR NAME AND NUMBER AND HE WILL CALL YOU BACK. "

   I KINDA LIKE WHEELS' VERSION.

   I TEXT OUR YOUNGEST TO CALL ME.  WE TALK ALITTLE BIT ABOUT THEIR ADVENTURES AND HAVING FUN.  I ASK HER , " HAS ANY OF THE OTHER PARENTS CALLED DURING YOUR STAY ? " SHE REPLIES WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE  , " NOPE........JUST YOU EACH NIGHT. "   YEP......GOT MY DAD'S NERVOUSNESS BLOOD.

   CLEANED UP OUR ELDEST ROOM JUST A LITTLE BIT. WE ARE HAVING FAMILY VISIT FOR THE WEEKEND.

   DINNER - RE-HEATING MY ZITI AND MEATBALLS AND ADDING NEW GRAVY AND MOZZARELLA WAS EXCELLENT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL AND FINISH SCRUBBING OUR PIZZA PANS.  LET ME TELL YOU IT IS NOT FUN SCRUBBING ONE  10" PAN FOR 15 MINUTES EACH. I HAD 20 TOTAL. I FINALLY FINISHED THE LAST ONE AT 11PM. I DID MORE THAN HALF LAST NIGHT.

   MADE MY FIRST FRENCH FRY ORDER. THE CUSTOMER SAID IT VERY GOOD.

   FLYERS GET ANOTHER POINT WHICH IS GOOD BUT LOSE AGAIN IN OVERTIME TO A TEAM THAT HAD LOST 6 IN A ROW. OF COURSE THEY BREAK THEIR LOSING STREAK AGAINST A PHILADELPHIA TEAM. GEE........NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE.

   PHILLIES START IN ATLANTA ON THURSDAY. I HAVE NO FEEL ON THIS TEAM YET. I DID FIND OUT THAT CAMERON RUPP AND TOMMY JOSEPH WERE RELEASED.

   THE REVIEWS WERE EXCELLENT AND I MUST ADMIT I AGREE.  THE 31 YEAR RETURN OF " ROSEANNE " AIRED TONIGHT. IT WAS A ONE HOUR SHOW AND VERY GOOD. IT HAD LAUGHS ALONG WITH CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS LIKE THE PRESIDENCY , HOMOSEXUALITY , BULLYING , JOB LOSS , FERTILITY BABIES BY DONOR MOTHERS , AND MORE. I THOUGHT IT WAS OUTSTANDING.  IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE A ONE SHOW RE-UNION. IN LESS THAN 3 WEEKS " ROSEANNE " HAD A ONE SEASON DEAL. THIS SHOW MAY MAKE ANOTHER 9 SEASON RUN.

   CHANGE THE LETTERING ON THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. THE SNOW IS STILL ON THE FAR SIDE WHICH SUCKS FOR CLIMBING AND GETTING TO THE HIGH AREAS OF THE SIGN. BUT 60 DEGREES IS ON ITS WAY SO IT SHOULD BE CLEAR SOON. HOPE OUR ROOF DOESN'T LEAK AGAIN.

  ROLL OUT AROUND MIDNIGHT. I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME. I GET TO MY DRIVEWAY AND WAS STARTLED WHEN I LOOKED AT OUR PATIO WINDOW. I SAW A SILHOUETTE OF A FIGURE. IT STARTLED ME AT FIRST BUT AFTER JUST SECONDS I FIGURED OUT WHO IT WAS........THE PUPPY. AS I GOT CLOSER TO THE WINDOW I COULD SEE THE DOG'S BRIGHT WHITE TEETH. YEP.....THE DOG SMILES AND GRINS EVERY TIME WE COME HOME.  IT IS REALLY ENTERTAINING TO SEE. HAVING A DOG IS F'N AWESOME.

  I WATCH A " NIKITA " WITH A GLASS OF WINE TO END THE NIGHT.  ALONG WITH SOME MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND SLICED GENOA SALAMI. ALONG WITH A SAM ADAM'S COLD SNAP AND AN APRICOT BRANDY SHOT. HEY , I TOLD YA BEING LONELY MAKES ME EAT.........AND DRINK.

  OH , ONE MORE THING. LOST MY PUNCH LIST........DAMN IT.

     WEDNESDAY         3 - 28 - 18

   SAFE AND SOUND.

   START MORNING OUT BY HEADING DOWN MY HARDWARE STORE BASEMENT.  I AM LOOKING FOR A BATTERY CHARGER FOR MY MOTORCYCLE AND NOTICE OUR VACUUM THAT SHAMPOOS CARPETS IS TOTALLY DIRTY.  BROWN WATER IS STILL IN THE HOLDING TANK AND THE BEATER BARS LOOKS LIKE GRIZZLY ADAMS ASS.  SO , BACK INTO THIS CLEANING MODE , I SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES TAKING EVERYTHING APART AND CLEANING THEM.

   I WALK THE PUP NEXT AND NOTICE OUR OUTSIDE LAMP POST IS FACING DOWNWARD.  THE TOP PIECE JUST FELL OFF FROM THE POLE. THE ONLY THING HOLDING IT FROM FALLING TO THE GROUND WAS THE WIRES. I GO GET MY TOOLS AND FIX THIS LITTLE PROBLEM AND REPLACE A BURNT OUT BULB.

    THE TV COMEBACK SHOW " ROSEANNE " SETS RECORDS FOR HIGHEST RATINGS EVER.  SHE ALSO GOT A CALL FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP CONGRATULATING HER ON THE IMMEDIATE SUCCESS. HE OBVIOUSLY LIKES THE SHOW SINCE ROSEANNE IS A BIG TRUMP SUPPORTER ON THE SHOW AND IN REAL LIFE.

   PAIN STILL IN ARM , BEHIND CHEST , AND FINGER TIPS HAVE A SENSATION. IT IS NOT GOING AWAY WHICH IS RARE FOR ME. I HARDLY EVER GET SICK AND I HEAL LIKE WOLVERINE.  I GUESS GETTING OLDER AND BEING FAT AFFECTS MY RECUPERATING ABILITIES.

  LOOKS LIKE THE SIDE-JOB WILL BE A GO.  I REALLY AM TRYING TO HELP THESE PEOPLE OUT BUT OFFERING A SMALL PAYMENT PLAN SINCE MONEY IS TIGHT.  EXAMPLE - IF THE JOB COSTS $1,000 I TOLD THEM THEY COULD PAY $100 A MONTH FOR 10 MONTHS.  I DO NOT KNOW ANY OTHER CONTRACTOR THAT WOULD DO THIS.

   THE VIDEO I POSTED OF THE YOUNG KID JAMMING ON THE KEY BOARDS IS STILL GETTING LIKES AND VIEWS.  THE COMMENTS ARE NICE TOO.

   WELL , AS PARENTS , WE ALWAYS GET NERVOUS ABOUT OUR KIDS GROWING UP.  OUR YOUNGEST SPENT 5 DAYS AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH 3 FRIENDS.  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE KID WAS ON HER OWN WITH NO ADULT SUPERVISION.  ALL THE FRIENDS ARE BACK HOME AND IT IS A GOOD FEELING. WE SNUGGLED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. WELL , I SNUGGLED AND SHE ENDURED IT. THESE TIMES ARE COMING TO AN END SOON WHICH SUCKS FOR ME.

  IT'S WEIRD.  WHEELS AND I TALKED ABOUT OUR KIDS GROWING UP AND USING OUR VACATION PROPERTIES. LAST MONTH OUR ELDEST USED ONE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND OUR YOUNGEST USED THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  THEY ARE GROWING UP WAY TOO FAST. 

   MAKE ZITI AND MEATBALLS FOR ME AND MY YOUNGEST. IT WAS NICE JUST TO HANG WITH HER.

   I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". IT WAS VERY GOOD. ONE SCENE HER FIANCÉE HAS HIS HAND PINNED UNDER A BURNING CAR.  IN SECONDS THE CAR WILL EXPLODE. HE TELLS NIKITA TO LEAVE HIM TO BE SAFE. SHE PULLS OUT A KNIFE AND CUTS HIS HAND OFF TO FREE HIS ARM. JESUS.....THAT IS BAD ASS.

   OFF TO THE NAIL AND THE NEW MENU ITEMS ARE GETTING VERY GOOD REVIEWS. I MADE FRENCH FRIES AND N.Y. STYLE PIZZA WITH JALAPEÑO SAUCE ( CUSTOMER'S REQUEST ) .  I ALSO MADE FRENCH FRIES WITH MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND LIGHTLY SALTED FOR MY YOUNGEST.

   FINISH MY WEEKLY FACEBOOK POST PROMOTING THE BANDS PLAYING HERE THIS WEEKEND.

   I RARELY WATCH " RACHEL RAY " BECAUSE I DO NOT LIKE WATCHING FOOD SHOWS. BUT SHE HAD THIS F.B.I. AGENT GUEST ON WHO WROTE A BOOK CALLED " SURVIVE LIKE A SPY ". HE HAD SOME REALLY EXCELLENT IDEAS ON PHYSICAL AND CYBER SAFETY.  HERE ARE SOME I REMEMBER :

  1) EVERYONE GETS SPAM EMAILS LIKE " PAY YOUR TAXES NOW OR YOU WILL BE ARRESTED ". THEY GIVE YOU A LINK TO CLICK ON TO FOLLOW " THEIR " PROCEDURES TO PAY YOUR TAXES......WHICH IS REALLY GIVING THESE DIRT BAGS YOUR MONEY. I JUST TRIED THIS AND IT WORKS.  I GOT A FAKE EMAIL ABOUT " FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY ON OUR CREDIT CARD AND WE SHOULD CLICK THIS LINK IMMEDIATELY TO FIX IT. " WELL , THIS AUTHOR / F.B.I. GUY SAID , " DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK BUT HOVER OVER IT WITH YOUR CURSER. " HE WAS RIGHT. I HOVERED OVER THE LINK USING MY MOUSE AND CURSER AND IT POPPED UP WWW.FAKEIDCOLLECTOR.COM.  THAT WAS PRETTY FUCKING COOL AND I WILL DO THIS FROM NOW ON.

   2) IF GETTING ATTACKED BY 2 PEOPLE USE ONE OF THE ASSAILANTS AS A BLOCKER. BASICALLY YOU DANCE AND MOVE USING ONE GUY TO BLOCK THE OTHER GUY. THIS IS PROBABLY NOT AS USEFUL IF THEY GRAB YOU BUT MAKES SENSE IF YOU KEEP MOVING AROUND.

   3) IF SOMEONE IS TRYING TO CHOKE YOU FROM IN FRONT OR BEHIND DO NOT GRAB THEIR ARMS OR FOREARMS BUT SPECIFICALLY GRAB ONE FINGER AND BEND IT BACK. MAKES SENSE TO ME.

   IN THE KITCHEN AREA I STOCK ALL THE PIZZA PANS THAT WERE SCRUBBED CLEAN THE LAST 2 DAYS. I LET THEM DRY OVER NIGHT AND RE-STOCKED THEM.   I SPEND SOME TIME STOCKING BEER AND VACUUMING THE ENTIRE PLACE. I AM ALWAYS AMAZED HOW FAST THE CARPETING CAN GET DIRTY. I AM ALSO SO DAMN THANKFUL I COVERED THE TILE FLOORS WITH CARPET TILES.  WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS TO MOP THE FLOORS EVERY SHIFT AND THAN WAX THE FLOOR EVERY FRIDAY AND SUNDAY. ALL TABLES AND BARSTOOLS WOULD BE PUT ON THE STAGE.  THIS WAS COSTLY WITH MONEY ( ESPECIALLY WAX WHICH WAS $90 FOR 5 GALLONS ) AND TIME CONSUMING.  SO MANY IDEAS OVER 21 YEARS HAVE SAVED MONEY AND COST.  

   A NICE NIGHT TO CHILL AND GET THINGS DONE. ONE THING THAT RARELY HAPPENS TO ME IS A MISS BOOKING. ON TUESDAY APRIL 3RD I HAD A BAND CALLED UNMERCIFUL BOOKED.  IT WAS BOOKED BACK IN DECEMBER. AS WE GOT CLOSER TO THE DATE I TRIED TO FIND THE CONTACT. I SPENT A WEEK SENDING EMAILS AND MESSAGES TO THE BAND. EVEN ON THEIR WEBSITE THEY HAD NO DATE HERE. I CANCEL THE SHOW WHICH WAS GOOD ANYWAY BECAUSE WE HAD A POOL LEAGUE THAT NIGHT.  IT ENDS UP A GUY THAT BOOKED A SHOW 2 YEARS AGO FOR UNMERCIFUL WAS ACTUALLY BOOKING THE BAND KROSIS FOR APRIL 3RD. THIS IS WHERE THE MIX-UP OCCURRED. I WAS LOOKING FOR THE WRONG CONTACT. AN AGENT CONTACTED ME TONIGHT VIA FACEBOOK ( BEST EVER ) AND WAS PERPLEXED HIS TOUR WAS NOT COMING TO THE NAIL.  I GOT HIS PHONE # AND WE TALKED. I PUSHED HIM TO THURSDAY APRIL 5TH AND ADDED HIS TOUR TO THE NIGHT WHICH ALREADY HAD 2 BANDS ON IT. THE FRIEND THAT BOOKED THE SHOW IN DECEMBER CONTACTED ME VIA FACEBOOK ( BEST EVER ) TOO. WE EXCHANGED MESSAGES AND I APOLOGIZED FOR THE MIX-UP.  I JUST COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I HAD THIS NIGHT BOOKED AND NO CONTACTS.......THIS EXPLAINED EVERYTHING.

  FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN TO KEEP PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE. THE LAST 5 MINUTES OF THIS GAME WAS THE MOST EXCITING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN WATCHING HOCKEY. THE FLYERS DID NOT TOUCH THE PUCK FOR 5 1/2 MINUTES. COLORADO JUST BARRAGED OUR GOALIE WITH SHOTS. OH , OUR STARTING GOALIE , WHO JUST RETURNED FROM INJURY , ...............GOT HURT AGAIN.

   76ERS KEEP THEIR 8 WIN STREAK ALIVE BY WINNING. THE ONLY DOWN PART WAS THE ROOKIE MARKELE FALTZ WHO I THINK IS DUMB AS A STUMP SHOULDERED EMBID AND SENT HIM TO THE HOSPITAL.  THERE IS JUST SOMETHING NOT RIGHT WITH THIS KID. I KNOW HE IS 19 YEARS OLD AND HAS ALL THE TALENT AS A #1 DRAFT PICK BUT I THINK THE PROBLEM IS IN HIS HEAD OR HE HAS THE GENETICS LIKE THE BUZZARD ON BUGS BUNNY.

   AFTER MIDNIGHT I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME TO HAVERTOWN.  I DELIVER THE CHEESE FRIES TO MY YOUNGEST AND SHE SITS AT THE KITCHEN TABLE TO EAT THEM. I SAMPLE SEVERAL OF THEM AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD. THE KID FINISHES THEM IN HER BEDROOM WHILE I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND CHEESE & PRETZELS. I ALSO WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". POOR FIANCÉE CAN'T SHOOT A GUN NOW THAT NIKITA CUTS HIS HAND OFF. JERKING OFF WOULD COME TO A STOP TOO.

   OFF TO BED AROUND 2AM. I NEVER STAY UP THIS LATE.

   I AM AT A DELI / RESTAURANT THAT WHEELS AND I OWN IN SOUTH PHILLY.  VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW WE OWN THIS. I AM MANNING THE DOOR AND PERIODICALLY WALKING INTO THE DINING AND KITCHEN AREA TO CHECK ON CUSTOMERS AND OUR COOKS.  I GO INTO THE KITCHEN AND AN EX-BARTENDER NAMED " E " IS COOKING PIZZAS FOR HER FRIENDS. THERE HAS TO BE 10 SMALL PIES GOING ON AT ONCE. SHE DOESN'T EVEN WORK HERE ANYMORE AND SHE IS USING OUR OVENS AND FOOD TO FEED HER FRIENDS. THEY ARE GOING TO A PHILLIES GAME AND TAILGATING SO SHE STOPPED IN TO MAKE FOOD FOR HER GROUP. OF COURSE , I IMMEDIATELY GOT HER OUT OF THERE AND WAS PISSED.  PHILLIES FANS DRESSED IN RED ARE COMING THROUGH OUR RESTAURANT AND HEADING TO THE GAME. THERE IS AN ACCESS VIA OUR BASEMENT TO GET TO THE STADIUM. I ALLOW MANY PEOPLE TO USE OUR BASEMENT ACCESS. ONE GUY HAS ABOUT 10 VERY LITTLE KIDS IN TOW.  THESE KIDS CAN NOT BE MORE THAN 4 YEARS OLD. ALL OF THEM WEARING LITTLE PHILLIES BACK PACKS. HE WANTS TO USE OUR SHORT CUT TO THE STADIUM. I TOLD HIM I HAVE NOT BEEN DOWN OUR BASEMENT IN YEARS AND CAN BARELY REMEMBER THE PANEL THAT ENTERS THE TUNNEL THAT LEADS TO THE STADIUM.  WE WALK DOWN THE BASEMENT AND THE KIDS FOLLOW US LIKE DUCKS IN A LINE. WE HEAR PHILLIES FANS TALKING AND LAUGHING AS THEY WALK THROUGH OUR TUNNEL. THE ONLY THING IS IT IS UNDERGROUND.  THE ENTRANCE PANEL IS ON THE FLOOR. HE TRIES TO LIFT ONE OF TWO METAL PLATES THAT LOOK LIKE SEWER LIDS. HE CAN NOT BUDGE IT. I LIFT THE OTHER PLATE AND HEAR PEOPLE BETTER. THIS IS THE ENTRANCE BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM............IT IS A VERY TIGHT SQUEEZE OF 2 FEET AND THAN A SMALL DROP TO THE TUNNEL'S FLOOR. I TURN TO THE GUY AND SAY , " SIR , THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN TAKE THESE LITTLE KIDS DOWN HERE. "  HE LOOKS AT ME AND SO WANTS TO TRY IT BUT REALIZES IT IS JUST TOO DANGEROUS..............dream ends.

   THURSDAY       3 - 29 - 18

   BLOW OFF MOM FOR A CLUB DINNER ?................YEAH I DID IT.

   76ERS - EMBID SLAMMED BY THE SHOULDER OF ROOKIE MARKELLE " MY MOMMA DONE TOLD ME TO GO GET A RABBIT " FALTZ IS WAY MORE SERIOUS THAT WHAT WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.  HE HAS A CONCUSSION AND ORBITAL BROKEN BONE. HE NEEDS SURGERY AND IS OUT 4 WEEKS. FUNNY..........THE SAME SHOULDER THAT KEPT FALTZ OUT FOR NEARLY A YEAR TAKES OUR MAIN STAR OUT. GUESS HIS SHOULDER IS FINE AFTER ONE F'N YEAR OF RECOVERY.

   TOO CLOSE TO HOME - AN ASIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SAYS TO A FRIEND , " DON'T COME TO SCHOOL ON MAY 1ST........I'M GONNA SHOOT IT UP. "  LUCKILY , THE SMART FRIEND REPORTED THIS IDIOT SAYING THIS. AUTHORITIES POUNCED ON IT AND ARRESTED HIM IMMEDIATELY. THE KID HAD GUNS , BULLETS , AND MILITARY PARAPHERNALIA IN HIS BEDROOM.  LATER IN THE DAY HIS ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES ON THE NEWS , " MY CLIENT WAS MAKING A JOKE. HE HAS ONLY BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY FOR ONE YEAR.  THE GUNS AND CLOTHING WERE FOR A HALLOWEEN COSTUME. " YEAH ........FUCKING WE BELIEVE YOU , YOU FUCKING JERK-OFF LAWYER.  A KID WAS MAKING A HALLOWEEN COSTUME IN MARCH.  MASS SHOOTINGS HAS THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD AND THIS KID SAYS THIS SHIT ??!!  FUCKING 20 YEARS IN JAIL THAT'S WHAT I SAY AND LET HIM DRESS UP AS A GIRL SINCE HIS ASS WILL BE GETTING POUNDED........THERE'S A HALLOWEEN COSTUME FOR YA.

  OH ,THE SCHOOL THIS KID IS AT.....MONSIGNOR BONNER AND ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST.

   WELP , PHILLIES NEW MANAGER ABSOLUTELY SHITS THE BED WITH A BONE HEAD DECISION.  ALL THE SPORTS SHOWS ARE RIPPING HIM A NEW ASSHOLE.  HE PULLED HIS ACE PITCHER NOLA IN THE 6TH INNING AFTER AN ATLANTA BRAVE DOUBLED. NOLA HAD A 5 - 0 LEAD AND ONLY THREW 68 PITCHES.  YESTERDAY THE COACH SAID , " OUR BULLPEN IS OUR STRONGEST STRENGTH ".  YEP , GOOD CALL......BULLPEN GAVE UP 8 RUNS AND THE PHILLIES LOSE A SURE FIRE WIN.  WORSE DECISION EVER AND THE BULLPEN BLOWS.

   START THE DAY CHILLING WITH MY YOUNGEST.  IT WAS GOOD TO HAVE THE KID HOME.  WE TAKE A RIDE TO THE AIRPORT TO PICK UP WHEELS WHO WAS OUT OF STATE ON BUSINESS.

   I GET A CALL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER TO HAVE DINNER WITH HIM AT " THE CLUB ".  THIS IS RARE AND AWESOME. I DID MAKE PLANS TO HAVE MY MOM COME OVER WITH SOME FAMILY WHICH I WANTED TO DO BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION. WE GROUP VOTED AND IT WAS BLOW OFF MOM.  HERE IS THE TIME LINE :

 - TEXT AND CALL A FAMILY MEMBER TO TELL MY MOM WE ARE CANCELLING THE GET TOGETHER.

 - FAMILY MEMBER TELLS MOM AND TEXTS ME , " I WOULD NOT ANSWER YOUR PHONE TONIGHT ". THIS WAS HILARIOUS AS MY YOUNGEST READ THE TEXT AS WE WERE AT THE AIRPORT.

 - WE STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF TO PICK UP AN ORDER. YES , THIS WAS THE ORDER THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE FOR MY MOM AND OUR FAMILY. EARLIER TODAY , MY MOM SAID SHE PICK UP DUNKIN DONUTS AND MEET AT MY HOUSE WITH FAMILY.  WELL , THIS WAS ALL CANCELLED UNTIL MY ELDEST TEXTS US........." GRAND MOM IS HERE ".

 - YEP.......MY MOM DECIDED TO STOP AT MY HOUSE ANYWAY JUST TO COMPLAIN AND BITCH. I WAS IN TRAFFIC FOR 2 HOURS AND READY TO GO CODE RED FOR THIS DICK MOVE. I ADMIT I CANCELLED EVERYTHING BUT THIS IS NOT A MAJOR DEAL.

 - MY ELDEST SAYS SHE WILL GO WITH GRAND MOM AND FAMILY TO CHILI'S FOR DINNER.

 - WE ARRIVE HOME AT 6:45PM HOPING MY MOM IS NOT AT OUR HOUSE. SHE IS NOT SO WE SHOWER AND HEAD TO " THE CLUB ".  THEY LEAVE A BOX OF DUNKIN DONUTS ON OUR KITCHEN TABLE WITH A NOTE SAYING " DO NOT TOUCH OUR DONUTS ".  MY YOUNGEST AND I SPLIT A CHOCOLATE DONUT AND I HAVE MY DAUGHTER DRAW A PICTURE OF A DONUT TO REPLACE THE ONE WE JUST ATE.

  - WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST HEAD TO THE CLUB FOR AN OUTSTANDING 5 STAR DINNER........FOR FREE. WE ALSO GET INVITED TO THE PHILLIES HOME OPENER.........FOR FREE.  YEAH , THIS WAS A GOOD DECISION. WE HAVE A VERY GOOD TIME.  WE ALSO SIT BY A LARGE FLAT SCREEN TV TO WATCH THE END OF THE PHILLIES GAME WHICH THEY LOST ON A WALK-OFF HOME RUN.......BLOW.   BULLPEN IS OUR STRONGEST STRENGTH.......BLOW.

 - I ROLL OUT TO THE NAIL WHERE THE BAND IS ALREADY THERE AND OUR NEW BARTENDER JUST PULLED UP. IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES I HAD EVERYTHING READY AND I HEAD OUT.

 - BACK HOME I HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS A CHIROPRACTOR WORK ON MY SHOULDER. I TOLD HIM , " DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN BUT DO NOT CRACK MY NECK ".  I SO HAVE A FEAR OF HIM SNAPPING MY NECK LIKE " NIKITA " ESPECIALLY WHEN THE GUY WAS DRINKING RED WINE ALL NIGHT.  WELL , HE WORKED ON ME AND IT FELT GOOD BUT TRICKED ME ONE TIME WITH CRACKING MY NECK.

   FAMILY ROLLS OUT AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT.

   FRIDAY     3 - 30 - 18

   VISITING FAMILY................AND FOOD.

   UP EARLY AND DOING MY THING.  EVERYONE WAS HOME AND IT WAS A FUN DAY.  I HAD LOCAL AND OUT OF STATE FAMILY VISITING US.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR ELDEST PREP THE UPSTAIRS BY CLEANING AND SETTING UP BEDS. I TRY TO FIX A VACUUM BUT I THINK IT'S ON ITS LAST LEGS......STILL WORKS THOUGH.

   AWESOME IDEA............WHEELS TAKES OUR YOUNGEST TO VISIT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY.  I SUGGESTED CONTACTING A NEIGHBOR'S KID WHO IS ADORABLE AND SO DAMN MATURE FOR HER AGE. SHE IS A FRESHMAN SO I CONTACTED HER VIA FACEBOOK ( BEST EVER ). THIS WAS A GREAT IDEA BECAUSE SHE SHOWED WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST AROUND THE CAMPUS BETTER THAN 10 TOUR GUIDES. THEY VISITED AND ACCESSED EVERYWHERE. WE THANKED HER 20 TIMES FOR DOING SUCH AN EXCELLENT JOB.  OUR KID STARTED OUT COMPLETELY UNINTERESTED IN TEMPLE. WHEN DRIVING HOME SHE REALLY LIKED THE UNIVERSITY.  I POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF THE THREE. I WAS SO GLAD OUR KID EXPERIENCED THIS HUGE CAMPUS.

   MY ELDEST AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP IT FOR THE NIGHT. WE CHILL AND IT WAS FUN BEING WITH HER.

   MY NEW MOTTO WITH LIFE AND MY KIDS IS KINDA LIKE THE MOVIE " YES MAN ".  I AM TRYING NOT TO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF AND " TRYING " TO SAY " YES " MORE. WELL , THIS MAY BACKFIRE A LITTLE BECAUSE BOTH KIDS TOOK MY COUSIN AND A FRIEND TO THE MALL AND ASKED FOR MONEY. AT THE SAME TIME THEY SAID , " REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS SAY YES NOW !! " AND LAUGHED. I GAVE THEM $20 EACH.

   FOOD - WE HAD A 5 STAR DINNER LAST NIGHT , THAN NICK'S ROAST BEEF , AND NOW..........GOOMBA'S PIZZERIA !!  MY WASHINGTON COUSIN WAS VISITING THE PIZZERIA AND HANGING AT OUR HOUSE FOR THE WEEKEND. HE VISITED GOOMBAS SO I HAD HIM BRING ME HOME 2 OLE ITALIANA AND 1 CHICKEN CUTLET ALA RABE HOAGIES. SO DAMN GOOD.

  MY COUSIN SETTLES IN WITH HIS KID AND FRIEND. I HAVE OUR GIRLS TAKE HIS GIRLS TO THE MALL WHILE THE ADULTS CHILL AT HOME.

  MORE FAMILY STOPPED BY WITH A CONESTOGA PEPPERONI PIZZA. SO NOW WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF FOOD. THE KIDS PLAY CARDS WHILE THE ADULTS WATCHED THE PHILLIES.  A GOOD EXTRA INNING WIN TO MAKE UP FOR A BAD LOSS LAST NIGHT.

   ALL OF US HANG OUT AND CONSUME ALCOHOL. IT WAS FUN AND THE YOUNG COUSINS ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE PUP. ONE COUSIN SAID " I AM GOING TO PUT HER IN A PILLOW CASE AND TAKE HER HOME. " I RESPONDED , " JUST MAKE SURE HER NOSE IS PEEKING OUT THE OPEN END "

   HEAD TO BED PRETTY DAMN TIRED.

   I AM TAKING MY COUSIN TO THE NAIL SATURDAY NIGHT TO WATCH VILLANOVA BASKETBALL.  I WILL BE ON THE DOOR AND MY ELDEST WILL BE BARTENDING. WE WILL TRY TO INVITE SOME FAMILY.

   SATURDAY         3 - 31 - 18

   THE BIG NEWS IS OUR VILLANOVA WILDCATS TOOK ANOTHER STEP TONIGHT.  THEY HAD CONTROL FROM START TO FINISH.  KINDA WISHED SISTER JEAN'S LOYOLA CHICAGO WON BUT THEY LOST TO MICHIGAN. SO MONDAY NIGHT OUR CATS VS WOLVERINES.

   OH MY GOD DO THE PHILLIES TOTALLY SUCK. START OUT LEADING 2 - 0 AND LOSE TO LAST PLACE ( FROM LAST YEAR ) ATLANTA BRAVES 15 - 2. GOOD CALL ON THE COACH CHANGE.

   MY NEW INK ARRIVED......TIME TO TEST PRINTERS.  GRRRR........F'N HATE THESE MACHINES.

   START MORNING WITH WAFFLES FOR THE KIDS AND MAKE KEURIG COFFEE.  WE HAD 30 DIFFERENT FLAVORS. MY FAVORITE WAS DUNKIN DONUTS CHOCOLATE LATTÉ PUMPKIN SPICE.

   THE FOOD HAS BEEN FLOWIN'.  MY OUT OF STATE COUSIN VISITED MY MOM & DAD FOR BREAKFAST AND THAN THEY WENT TO GET PHILLY CHEESE CAKE AND HOAGIES ROLLS. 

   TAKE MY COUSIN AND HIS KIDS TO THE TRAIN STATION. HE RIDES INTO PHILLY TO VISIT READING TERMINAL. I REQUESTED A ROASTED PORK WITH BROCCOLI RABE......I RECEIVED IT. 

   YOUNGEST GOES TO THE MOVIES AND MY COUSINS KIDS GO TOO........JUST NOT TO THE SAME MOVIE.

  I THINK I WATCHED EIGHT 30 MINUTE EPISODES OF THE TOTALLY FAKE OUTDOOR SATCHQUATCH AND BIG MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL HUNTING SHOW CALLED " MOUNTAIN MONSTERS ". IT IS BACK WOODS HILARIOUS. ITS " DUCK DYNASTY " MEETS " FINDING BIGFOOT " MEETS MY COUSINS IN UPSTATE PENNSYLVANIA. I WAS ACTUALLY PISSED THAT THE FINAL SHOW I WATCHED LEFT THE VIEWER IN A MAJOR CLIFF HANGER.  TO SHOW YOU THE SILLINESS...............A HUNTER LIGHTS 3 UNKNOWN WOOD RINGS AT 3AM IN THE MORNING IN THE MIDDLE OF ABSOLUTELY NO WHERE.....THE WEST VIRGINA DARK WOODS. THIS TRIGGERS SOME SUPER NATURAL STUFF AND SECONDS LATER HE SEES A YOUNG GIRL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS. THE SHOW ENDS WITH THE LITTLE GIRL AT THE OTHER END AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THESE 20 FOOT HIGH WOOD RINGS.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR A LITTLE OVER 2 HOURS AND FIX 2 LIGHTS.  I ALSO TOOK TIME TO PUT BEER AND LIQUOR ORDERS TOGETHER ALONG WITH CONSOLIDATING STOCKING. I WAS TIRED BY 5PM.

    HAD A NICE LITTLE NIGHT AS OUR ELDEST BARTENDED. SHE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE GIVE HER HUGE COMPLIMENTS ON BARTENDING AND HOW ADORABLE SHE IS. THE BANDS WERE FUN AND THE PEOPLE WERE SUPER COOL. ONE GIRL LOVED THE NAIL SO MUCH SHE ASKED FOR A SELFIE WITH THE BARTENDER AND I.

   MY COUSIN VISITS ME. I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR UNTIL 2AM FOR GETTING ME A ROAST PORK SANDWICH FROM THE READING TERMINAL........GOOD TRADE.  HIM AND I TOOK A PICTURE WITH A HUGE HUGE BASE PLAYER THAT LOOKED LIKE A WWE WRESTLER. I WILL POST A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK. THE CAPTION WILL BE " NEEDED HELP GETTING THIS GUY OUT OF THE BAR. "

   SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON OUR BAR AND BARTENDER TONIGHT. IT WAS A NICE FEELING SINCE I RARELY GET IT FROM ANYONE.....THIS INCLUDES FAMILY. MOST THINGS SAID ARE JOKES. TONIGHT , PEOPLE WERE SO DAMN APPRECIATIVE. I GUESS THE ALCOHOL WAS REALLY WORKING.

   HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT. MY COUSIN GOES RIGHT TO BED AND I STAY UP AND EAT GENOA SALAMI AND CHEESE......NO BOOZE. I WATCH " THE LONGEST YARD " WITH ADAM SANDLER......NOT THE BEST MOVIE AND MORE " MOUNTAIN MONSTERS. "  I HAVE NO LIFE.  

   IN BED BY 3AM.........UP AT 7AM.  IT FELT GOOD TO SLEEP IN.

     SUNDAY      4 - 1 - 18

  EASTER IS A SPECIAL DAY FOR MANY FAMILIES. THIS EASTER WE HAD A 2ND REASON TO RESPECT AND HONOR THIS DAY.............A BIRTHDAY.

  START DAY FIGHTING 3 PRINTING MACHINES. ALL HAVE CAPABILITIES TO FAX , PRINT , COPY , SCAN , AND ONE OF THEM IS WIRELESS. I ALSO FOUND OUT WE HAVE 3 OTHER PRINTERS.  YEP......6 TOTAL.  I RECEIVED MY INK CARTRIDGES AND ONE BY ONE I FIXED THEM WITH THE HELP OF WHEELS. I AM HAPPY 3 MAIN PRINTERS ARE WORKING NOW.

  OH , I LEARNED SOMETHING. YOU CAN NOT COPY A BLACK AND WHITE DOCUMENT AND MAKE IT COLOR.

   WE ALSO WATCH THE FLYERS SHIT THE BED AGAINST A #1 SEED BOSTON BRUINS. WITH LESS THAN 4 SECONDS LEFT THE BRUINS TIED THE GAME. BUT , CAPTAIN GIROUX , WHO IS HAVING HIS BEST SEASON , SCORED IN OVERTIME TO WIN THE GAME.  THIS KEEPS THE PUSH ALIVE FOR THE FLYERS PLAYOFF HUNT.

    76ERS WIN AGAIN AND NOW AT A STREAK OF 10. BEEN A VERY LONG TIME SINCE THE 76ERS WON 10 IN A ROW. GOOD TO SEE.

   PHILLIES DID NOT USE THE BULLPEN TODAY. WHY ? THEY DID NOT PLAY.  YES , THE NEW MANAGER IS REALLY SHAKING THINGS UP BY SETTING A RECORD OF ALL TIME FOR MOST BULLPEN PITCHERS USED IN A 3 GAME SERIES........23.  HE ALSO PULLED VINCENT VELASQUEZ IN THE 3RD INNING ON SATURDAYS GAME. THIS WAS FINE SINCE THE PITCHER GOT HAMMERED FOR 5 RUNS IN ONE INNING. THE BAD PART............NO ONE WAS WARMING UP IN THE BULLPEN. THIS ROOKIE MANAGER GOT HIS ASSED REAMED BY BOTH ATLANTA AND PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCERS. THE UMPIRES GOT INVOLVED BECAUSE OUR MANAGER WAS ASKING FOR TIME TO LET THE BULLPEN PITCHER WARM UP. THE UMPIRE RESPONDED , " YEAH , THAT'S NOT HOW THIS WORKS SON. " OUR MANAGER WAS WARNED BY THE LAGUE.

   TAKING A SHOWER AND I NOTICE MY SHOULDER IS SWELLED UP.  YEP , THAT SUPER HARD MASSAGE / CHIROPRACTIC SESSION I HAD A DAY AGO MADE IT EVEN WORSE NOW.  WHEN I WENT TO BED TONIGHT MY SHOULDER , NECK , AND ARM HURT PRETTY BAD. SLEEPING WAS HORRIBLE.

   OFF TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST. I LOVE HANGING WITH HER. I ALWAYS GET HASSLED BY EVERYONE FOR ASKING MY KIDS TO HELP ME BUT NOT ONLY DOES IT SAVE TIME BUT I UNBELIEVABLY OVER THE TOP ENJOY BEING WITH THEM. 

 STOPPED AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY TO PICK UP A NEW KEY LOCK BOX FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

   LOAD UP AND HEAD TO A FAMILY'S HOUSE.  WE CELEBRATED A SPECIAL EASTER BECAUSE MY FATHER-IN-LAW'S BIRTHDAY FALLS ON APRILS 1ST.  HOW FITTING FOR THIS. MY NEPHEW CAME UP WITH A GOOD IDEA BY FLOATING A BALLOON WITH A MESSAGE TO OUR PASSED FAMILY MEMBER. THE KIDS AND ADULTS SIGNED A NOTE AND ATTACHED IT TO THE BALLOON.  THE RELEASE WAS VIDEOED AND IT WAS A COOL MOMENT.  THE BALLOON DID A GOOD JOB OF FLOATING UP. ALL THE GIRLS ALSO WORE GOLD COINED NECKLACES GIVEN TO THEM FROM MY FATHER-IN-LAW. I WILL POST THE VIDEO AND PICS ON FACEBOK FOR THE FAMILY.

   A WONDERFUL DINNER OF MEATBALLS , SALAD , LASAGNA , AND GARLIC BREAD.  WE SAT AROUND AND TALKED , DRANK WINE , AND CHILLED.  A LITTLE TRUMP AND ROSEANNE TALK BUT MOSTLY LIGHT CONVERSATION.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH " GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ". THIS WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD MOVIE.

   A FAMILY MEMBER SLEEPS OVER TONIGHT AT OUR HOUSE.

  OFF TO BED BY 11PM AND I WAS EXHAUSTED. I SLEPT HORRIBLE DUE TO THE PAIN IN MY SHOULDER.

   OH , I FINALLY GET UP AND ITS SNOWING.....................AND SOMEONE LEFT OUR CAR DOOR OPEN ALL NIGHT. THE SILVER LINING...........I MENTIONED LAST NIGHT THAT CHOCOLATE WAS ON OUR SEAT. WELL , WITH THE DOOR OPEN ALL NIGHT AND SNOW PILING UP ON THE SEAT WITH CHOCOLATE I SCRUBBED IT OFF WITH A TOWEL NO PROBLEM.

   MONDAY        4 - 2 - 18

  VILLANOVA WINS 2ND CHAMPIONSHIP IN 3 YEARS.  THEY WERE CLEARLY THE BEST TEAM IN THE TOURNAMENT WINNING EVERY GAME BY DOUBLE DIGITS. HELICOPTERS WERE FLYING OVER OUR HOUSE AGAIN.  I EVEN GOT A CALL FROM MY MOM AT 12:15AM.   THIS WAS A FUN NIGHT AND MAN DID I PICK THE WRONG WEEK NOT TO DRINK ANY ALCOHOL.....DAMN IT !!  HAPPY FOR NOVA NATION !!

   THIS WAS A LONG AND SLIGHTLY NERVOUS DAY.

   SLEPT BAD AGAIN WITH SHOULDER HURTING.  UP AT 3AM I STARTED MY DAY. BY 6:45AM I HAD ALL WEBSITE STUFF DONE AND MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL.   OH , AND IT WAS SNOWING.

   SET-UP AN OLD COMPUTER IN THE MAIN ROOM. I HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY TIME I MAKE A NEW MONTHLY NAIL CALENDAR AND UPDATE THE RADIO SHOW. THIS MORNING IT WAS SENDING APRIL CALENDARS TO OUR PRINTER COMPANY CALLED PROFESSIONAL DUPLICATING IN BRYN MAWR.

  I MAKE BREAKFAST FOR A FAMILY MEMBER AND MYSELF.

  NEXT WAS HEADING TO THE NAIL LATE MORNING. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HELPED ME CLEAN AND STOCK BEER. I MET OUR BEER DELIVERY GUYS AND AFTER ABOUT 1 HOUR WE HAD EVERYTHING DONE.

  BACK HOME WE LOAD UP A DIG DUG ARCADE MACHINE , TOOLS , CLOTHES , FOOD , AND THE PUP INTO THE VAN. I ADD A QUART OF OIL TO THE ENGINE.  I GIVE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW A RIDE HOME TO ALLENTOWN. I WAS 5 MINUTES INTO THE DRIVE AND MY VAN BEGINS TO RUN ROUGH. I WAS SO NERVOUS I CALLED WHEELS TO HAVE A TOW TRUCK AND INSURANCE AVAILABLE.

  I MAKE IT TO ALLENTOWN AND DROP OFF A FAMILY MEMBER. I WALK INSIDE AND HE IS GREETED BY MANY PEOPLE SAYING HELLO. I THOUGHT THAT WAS NICE. I RETURN TO THE VAN AND WALK THE PUP. HER PEEING MADE ME WANT TO PEE SO I DRIVE MY VAN ABOUT 2 BLOCKS AWAY AND PEED IN THE WOODS.

  BACK ON THE HIGHWAY THE VAN IS STILL RUNNING ROUGH BUT NOW I RUN INTO ANOTHER PROBLEM.........LOW ON GAS. I MEAN REAL LOW.  I HAD TO BE RUNNING ON FUMES AND LUCKILY MADE IT TO A SUNOCO AT A REST STOP OFF THE HIGHWAY.

  NEXT I DRIVE TO MY FAVORITE HOUSE AND 30 MINUTES LATER OUR VAN MADE IT. I RUBBED HER DASH BOARD AND THANKED HER.

   THE PUNCH LIST STUFF STARTS BUT I WANTED TO GET THE LARGE ARCADE GAME IN FIRST.  I MADE A STUPID MISTAKE AND LOADED THE MACHINE IN SIDEWAYS.  I QUICKLY DEDUCED THE ARCADE GAME WOULD NOT SLIDE ON TO MY DECK THROUGH THE GATE OPENING.  THIS WAS A MAJOR PROBLEM.  I SHOVELED OUT 2 INCHES OF SLUSH , SNOW , AND WATER FROM BEHIND THE VAN. MY SNEAKERS WERE SOAKED.  THE MACHINE WOULD NOT BUDGE. I LAID 2 PIECES OF WOOD PLANKS FROM THE STEPS TO THE GROUND BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT THE MACHINE TO FALL BACK AND INTO THE WATER. I COULD NOT SPIN IT SIDEWAYS SO THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING TO DO..........FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS WITH THE MACHINE FACING TOWARDS THE GROUND I LIFTED IT UPRIGHT AND OVER THE FUCKING DECK RAILING. SHOULDER PAIN WAS PIERCING DOWN MY ARM AND THE DOG LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS AN ASSHOLE...........WHICH I WAS.

   I MOVED AROUND ALL DAY DOING LITTLE STUFF. THE HOUSE LOOKS GOOD FROM THE LAST RENTERS WHICH WAS MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIENDS........THOUGH I HAD TO BUST HER A LITTLE BIT FOR SOME TRIVIAL STUFF THEY MISSED LIKE LEAVING A TV IN THE " Wii " MODE AND NOT EMPTYING THE DISHWASHER.

   SPENT SOME TIME BOOKING BANDS , TALKING ON THE PHONE WITH WHEELS , MY YOUNGEST , & BANDS , AND PLAYING WITH THE PUP. I ALSO HAD TO SHOVEL SNOW OFF THE FRONT OF THE DECK.

   OH , FIRST THING I DID WAS WHEEL THE ARCADE MACHINE INTO THE GAME ROOM. I WILL NOT TURN IT ON UNTIL IT REACHES A WARM TEMPERATURE IN THE ROOM. I TURNED THE THERMOSTAT ON AND WILL MOVE IT IN PLACE AND TEST IT TOMORROW.

   NEXT - SET UP A LADDER , REMOVE SHELVING AND BLANKETS , AND ENTER THE ATTIC. IT WAS A TOUGH SQUEEZE BUT I GOT THROUGH THE ATTIC ENTRANCE VIA A CLOSET CEILING ACCESS PANEL.  LET ME TELL YOU MY FAT IS LIKE A SQUID GOING INTO A MILK BOTTLE..........THE FAT GOES AHEAD OF ME AND WAITS UNTIL THE REST OF MY BODY ENTERS THE SPACE. MY FAT  WAITED FOR ME IN THE ATTIC AND  SAID , " WHERE THE HELL YOU BEEN  ? "

   AT 7:30PM , I THOUGHT IT WAS 6PM. I HAVE SOME CHEESE AND SALAMI ALONG WITH WATER.....YUM.

  BY 9:30PM , I WAS CHILLING WITH THE PUP AND WATCHING OUR VILLANOVA WILDCATS IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST MICHIGAN. I CALLED WHEELS TO TELL HER SOMETHING THAT THE PRODUCERS OF THE NETWORKS DID A CLEVER IDEA........BUT.  SOME OF MY NOTICES OF THE GAME : ( I MADE 'NOVA WIN )

  - TRU TV CHANNEL , TNT TV CHANNEL , AND TBS TV CHANNEL SPLIT THE GAME 3 WAYS WHICH I THOUGHT WAS VERY CLEVER AT FIRST. VILLANOVA FANS TUNED IN ON TRU TV WHICH WAS ALL 'NOVA ANNOUNCERS AND SUPPORT.  TRU TV WAS FOR THE MICHIGAN FANS , AND THE TBS CHANNEL WAS THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCERS.

  - AT FIRST I HAD TRU TV ON AND EVEN CALLED WHEELS TO TELL HER. I LIKED THE FAMILIAR VILLANOVA ANNOUNCER BUT HIS COLOR GUY WAS WAY WAY TOO BIAS TOWARDS VILLANOVA. I MEAN I AM A FAN BUT THIS GUY WAS OVER THE TOP BLAMING OFFICIALS FOR THE WRONG CALLS AND BAD PLAYS BY MICHIGAN. IT WAS JUST WAY TOO ONE SIDED. THE CATS WERE LOSING SO I DECIDED TO TUNE INTO TBS AND THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCERS WHO WERE VERY GOOD. I EVEN TEXTED WHEELS I WAS CHANGING TV STATIONS.  MY SUPERSTITION WORKED. VILLANOVA GOES ON A RUN AND IN THE 2ND HALF THEY RAN AWAY FROM IT.

  - NOVA SET A RECORD FOR MOST 3 POINTERS AND MOST POINTS IN A TOURNAMENT.

  - ONLY 3 OTHER TEAMS HAVE WON 2 TITLES IN 3 YEARS.

  NOVA WINS AND THE HELICOPTERS WERE FLYING OVER OUR HOUSE AGAIN. MY MOM EVEN CALLED AFTER MIDNIGHT.

   I POSTED A REALLY COOL PICTURE AND VIDEO OF OUR EASTER/BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE GET TOGETHER OF OUR MISSED FAMILY MEMBER.  THE PICTURE HAD ALL THE GIRLS WEARING THEIR GOLD NECKLACES GIVEN TO THEM FROM THE FAMILY MEMBER AND A VIDEO OF A BIRTHDAY BALLOON CARRYING MESSAGES TO THE HEAVENS. THE BALLOON IS WEIGHTED DOWN TOO MUCH AND THE GIRLS IN THE VIDEO SIGH OUT LOUD AS IT BARELY LIFTS OFF. THAN......AS AN INTERVENTION OF WIND AND SPIRIT BROUGHT A BREEZE AND LIFTED THAT BALLOON UP AND OVER THE TREES.  IT IS A SUPER COOL 10 SECOND VIDEO AND YOU HEAR THE GIRLS CHEER WHEN THE BALLOON RISES TO THE CLEAR BLUE SKY.  150 FAMILY MEMBERS VIEWED THIS VIDEO IN THE LESS THAN 3 HOURS.

   TUESDAY        4 - 3 - 18

  I THINK I WATCHED 5 " NIKITA " EPISODES TODAY. I WAS SICK OF WATCHING THE NEWS AND DOING SMALL PROJECTS SO I USED THE Wii AND NIKITA..........OH MAN THE THINGS I DO TO NIKITA.....FOR 30 SECONDS.

  SOME THINGS DONE :

 - SWITCHED OUT AND INSTALLED A NEW KEY LOCK BOX. THE ORIGINAL HAD A BROKEN " CLEAR " SWITCH. IT STILL WORKS SO WE MAY USE IT AT HOME OR AT THE NAIL.

 - FLIP FLOPPED THE SECTIONALS.  THE " NEW " SECTIONAL LOOKS GOOD BUT IS NOT COMFORTABLE WHEN LAYING DOWN. WHEN SITTINGG IT'S OKAY. I FIGURED MOST PEOPLE HANG OUT AT THE TV SO NOW THE BROWN SECTIONAL IS THERE. IT WAS NOT FUN MOVING THESE HEAVY OBJECTS. THE BROWN SECTIONAL IS SMALLER AND WAY MORE COMFY. ALSO , WE HAVE MUCH MORE ROOM TO MOVE AROUND THE COUCH AND ACCESS THE KITCHEN NOOK AND ITS BARSTOOLS.

 - VACUUMED AREAS UNDER SECTIONALS WHEN MOVING.

 - FIXED A LOOSE BEDROOM DOOR KNOB.

 - PLACED THE DIG DUG MACHINE INTO ITS SPOT BETWEEN MISSILE COMMAND AND MISS PACMAN.  I TESTED IT AND IT IS WORKING FINE.

 - MADE A SIGN TO HELP PEOPLE ACCESS REGULAR TV.

 - TRIED TO SWITCH OUT FIRE EXTINGUISHERS BUT NEED A CERTAIN STYLE BRACKET.

 - REPLACED A SMOKE ALARM BATTERY.  TOUGHEST BATTERY I EVER REPLACED.

 - RAN DISHWASHER AND EMPTIED IT. FOUND A CASSEROLE DISH I WAS LOOKING FOR. MY YOUNGEST LEAVING 4 CHOCOLATE FILLED COFFEE CUPS IN THE DISHWASHER WAS NOT APPRECIATED.

 - TOOK A LONG SHOWER ( 15 MINUTES ) TO TRY TO EASE PAIN IN SHOULDER.

 - WORKED ANOTHER 2 HOURS AND TOOK A JACUZZI TO TRY TO RELIEVE SHOULDER PAIN.

 - CHECKED TRAPS IN ATTIC.......NOTHING.

 - THROW SNOW BALLS AT A SQUIRREL.

 - CRAIGSLIST MAY BE STRIKING AGAIN. 

 - PLACED 2 WOOD PLANKS VERTICALLY ON DECK UNDER AWNING TO DRY.  THE AWNING COULD BE THE BEST THING WE EVER DONE UP HERE. IT KEEPS SNOW AND RAIN OFF THE MAIN PART OF THE DECK AND ALLOWS YOU TO GO OUTSIDE WHILE PRECIPITATION IS GOING ON.  OH , IT'S BEEN RAINING FOR 3 DAYS NOW.

   THERE WERE PLENTY OF OTHER ODD JOBS LIKE CLEANING AND CONSOLIDATING.  BY 7:30PM I WAS PLAYING ONLINE SCRABBLE & POKER AND WATCHING  SPORTS.

  WHAT KINDA SUCKED.  OUT OF THE 3 SPORTS I COULD ONLY WATCH THE 76ERS ON TV. THE FLYERS AND PHILLIES I HAD TO STREAM ON THE COMPUTER.

  PHILLY VS NEW YORK IN BEST OF 3.  FLYERS LOSE TO ISLANDERS , PHILLIES LOSE TO METS , AND 76ERS BEAT BROOKLYN. DID YOU NOW THE 76ERS HAVE WON 11 IN A ROW AND 20 OF THEIR LAST 21 ?

  FOR THE 2ND NIGHT I STRUGGLED WITH SLEEPING. THE GOOD THING IS I DID NOT HEAR ANY CRITTER MOVEMENT IN THE CEILING. I WILL CHECK THE TRAPS IN THE MORNING.

  THIS IS A VISUAL HUMOR STORY. STOP READING NOW BECAUSE IT IS A VISUAL OF ME NAKED. SERIOUSLY , YOU REALLY SHOULD NOT READ ANY MORE WITH THIS NEXT VISUAL STORY :

  OK....SHOULDER , NECK , ARM , AND FINGER TIPS ARE IN PAIN FOR 4 WEEKS NOW. I AM NOT HELPING BY CONTINUING TO MOVE HEAVY OBJECTS , NOT TAKING PAIN PILLS , AND GETTING A CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT BY HULK HOGAN. SO ..........I FIGURED THE JACUZZI COULD HELP A LITTLE.  I GET THE HOT WATER GOING AND FILL THE TUB. THIS TAKES ABOUT 8 TO 9 MINUTES SO I TAKE ALL MY CLOTHES OFF AND WALK AROUND THE 2ND FLOOR NAKED. I LOOK DOWN FROM THE BALCONY TO SAY HELLO TO THE PUP , STEP OUTSIDE ON TO THE BALCONY DECK TO FEEL THE TRUE COLD AIR ON MY ENTIRE BODY , AND THAN BACK INSIDE TO LOOK THROUGH THE BIG FRONT WINDOWS AT THE LAKE. I AM BIRTHDAY BOY NAKED AND IT FEELS DAMN GOOD WITH NO ONE WATCHING. THERE IS A CERTAIN FREEDOM OF BEING FULLY BUFF. I SEE A MIRROR AND I LOOK LIKE A NAKED ALFRED HITCHCOCK STANDING SIDEWAYS. IT DEPRESSES ME SO I GO BACK INTO THE JACUZZI BATHROOM. 

  CON'T - I SET THE TIMER FOR 35 MINUTES , SLIP INTO THE WATER LIKE A BABY HIPPO CHASING IT'S MOM  , AND ENJOY THE WATER'S WARMTH ALL OVER MY BODY AND EXTRA SKIN.  IT'S A REALLY GOOD FEELING BUT I NOTICE SOMETHING 2 MINUTES INTO BATHING. THERE ARE 6 JETS.....2 ON HIPS , 2 ON CALVES , AND 2 ON FEET. THIS IS NOT HELPING MY  SHOULDER PAIN SO I NEED TO SPIN AROUND IN THE TUB TO HAVE THE FEET JETS ON MY SHOULDER.  THIS IS WHERE THE VISUAL GETS PAINFUL AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND STOP READING RIGHT NOW. I TOLD THIS STORY TO WHEELS LAST NIGHT AND SHE HAD A COUGHING FIT AND HUNG UP ON ME.  IT AIN'T PRETTY PEOPLE.

  CON'T - LAYING ON MY BACK AND MOSTLY UNDER THE WATER I LIFT MY LEGS UP AND OUT OF THE WATER LIKE A SINKING TITANIC.  REMEMBER WHEN ONE END OF THE SHIP COMES COMPLETELY OUT OF THE WATER ? .....THIS IS ME. I BEGIN TO SLOWLY SPIN.  MY LEGS AND FEET ARE DANGLING OUT AND OVER THE OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE TUB. INCH BY INCH I AM MAKING A 180 DEGREE TURN.  THE ONE THING I DID NOT ANTICIPATE WAS THE HIP JET.  YES , THE JETS THAT FIRE POWERFUL STREAMS OF WATER AT YOUR HIPS WHEN LAYING IN THE TUB NORMALLY.  THIS WAS A CRUCIAL MISTAKE FOR AS I SPUN MY BODY MY BALLS STOPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE JET.  THE WATER FIRING OUT PUSHED MY BALLS SIDEWAYS TOWARDS THE BATHROOM DOOR AS MY BODY WAS GOING THE OPPOSITE WAY TOWARDS THE FEET JETS. SO THIS WAS 2 FORCES FIGHTING EACH OTHER. I WRITHED IN PAIN AND YELLED , " YEEEEEE  OWWWWW !!!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME !! " I AM NOW STUCK SIDEWAYS IN THE TUB WHILE MY BALLS AND ASSHOLE ARE BEING WATER CANNONED.  I WIGGLE AND FLOP LIKE A FISH TAKEN FROM THE LAKE. FINALLY MY BALLS PAST THE JET , THE PAIN RELINQUISHES , AND I SETTLE IN WITH MY SHOULDERS BY THE FEET JETS.  I QUICKLY FIND OUT THAT THE FEET JETS ARE TOO LOW IN THE TUB TO HIT MY SHOULDER.  I KNEEL UP AND GET OUT OF THE TUB.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE VISUAL. EVER HEAR OF WATER DISPLACEMENT ?  THIS IS WHEN YOU PUT SOMETHING INTO WATER AND IT WILL MAKE IT RISE BECAUSE THE WATER HAS NO WHERE TO GO.  THE SAME PRINCIPLE WITH GETTING INTO A TUB. WHEN YOU GET IN A TUB THE WATER WILL RISE SIGNIFICANTLY. WHEN YOU GET OUT OF THE TUB THE WATER WILL LOWER SIGNIFICANTLY. CAN YOU SEE WHERE I AM GOING WITH THIS ?  AFTER SUFFERING SACK & ANAL PAIN AND MY SHOULDER NOT HITTING THE FEET JETS I KNEEL AND SPIN IN THE TUB.  I STAND UP AND THE WATER LEVEL DROPS BIG TIME BELOW ALL THE JETS.............ALL WATER HELL BREAKS LOOSE !!!!.........AS WATER IS BEING CANNONED ON MY ASS , BACK OF BALLS , ASS CRACK , AND ON THE WALLS. I JUMP OUT OF THE TUB SLAMMING MY HEAD INTO THE BATHROOM DOOR AND FALL TO THE GROUND. I REACH UP TO THE TIMER SWITCH AND SPIN IT TO OFF. FOR A MOMENT , I LAID SIDEWAYS ON THE TILE FLOOR WITH ONE FOOT ON THE TOILET.

  WORST...........LUCK...........EVER.

   WEDNESDAY     4 - 4 - 18

   GOT WIND MUCH ?

   CONTINUED MY PUNCH LIST STUFF BUT ONE THING JUMPED BOTH THE PUP AND ME.  DOING MY NORMAL STUFF OF CLEANING , CONSOLIDATING , AND FIXING STUFF I TOOK A LATE LUNCH BREAK.  I HAD SOME CHICKEN SOUP AND SAT WITH THE PUP. WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.  BOTH OF US ARE KINDA NODDING OFF WHEN A LOUD THUMP MADE BOTH OF US JUMP OFF THE COUCH.  THE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS........THE HIGH WINDS WERE BLOWING THE TREES SIDEWAYS AND THE LEAVES LOOKED LIKE SOMEONE WAS USING A MASSIVE LEAF BLOWER. I NEVER SEEN 1000'S OF LEAVES FLYING ACROSS THE GROUND SO FAST. I LOOKED OUTSIDE AND A 4 FOOT BRANCH FELL ON OUR DECK.

  THE SILVER LINING WITH THE CONSISTENT HIGH WINDS ALL DAY WAS IT DRIED THE MUD AND SLUSH OF 3 DAYS OF SNOW AND RAIN. FINALLY IT WAS DRY TO WALK OUTSIDE AND THE SNOW HAD MELTED.  I DECIDED TO LEAF BLOW THE DECKS WHILE KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR FALLING BRANCHES. I COMPLETED IT AND STRAIGHTENED THE BENCHES AND TABLE AND IT LOOKED GOOD. I WRAP UP MY EXTENSION CORD AND PUT AWAY THE LEAF BLOWER.  5 MINUTES LATER .....................ANOTHER LOUD BANG.  A 2ND TREE LIMB FELL AND SMASHED ON THE DECK.

  WE DID LOSE POWER TWICE AND I THOUGHT ABOUT ROLLING HOME. BUT POWER WAS RESTORED IN LESS THAN 10 SECONDS. AS SOON AS THE POWER WAS LOST I SAID TO MYSELF , " WELP , THERE'S A REASON TO LOAD UP AND ROLL OUT. "  I WAS HESITANT IN LEAVING BECAUSE OF WEATHER , AFTER 5PM , AND MY VAN RUNNING SLUGGISH. I RATHER ROLL HOME IN THE MORNING IN CASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG. AT LEAST PEOPLE WILL BE WORKING LIKE TOW TRUCK DRIVERS AND INSURANCE AGENTS.

  OTHER PROJECTS WERE SCOTCH GUARDING THE NEW COUCH AGAIN , CHECKING MY TRAPS ( STILL NONE ) , WINDEXING ANY GLASS , FIXED A KITCHEN DOOR KNOB , SECURED AN OUTSIDE CABLE BOX DOOR , MACGYVERED ALL MINI BLINDS IN THE MAIN ROOM , CONSOLIDATED THE MUD ROOM , AND FLIPPED THE CANOES UPSIDE DOWN.

  I ALSO SPENT SOME TIME ON CRAIGSLIST , FACEBOOK , EMAILING BANDS , PHONE CALLS , AND PLAYING SOME GAMES.

  I THINK I CAN EDIT MY NAIL CALENDARS WITH MY COMPUTER. THIS WOULD BE A GOOD THING. I TESTED IT BY SENDING THE CALENDAR FROM MY OLD COMPUTER TO MY LAP TOP. I OPENED THE DOCUMENT AND COULD EDIT IT. WE WILL SEE NEXT MONTH WHEN I HAVE TO MAKE MAY CALENDARS.

  PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND LOOK HORRIBLE. ON THE OPPOSITE END THE 76ERS WON AGAIN AND LOOK GOOD.

  I WALK THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE AROUND 7:30PM. THE WIND SLOWED DOWN AND I FELT IT WAS SAFE. IT WAS A LITTLE COLD BUT STILL NICE TO BE OUTSIDE.

  I THINK IT IS TIME TO SCHEDULE A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT. THE PAIN IS JUST TOO MUCH AND I AM ENTERING MY 5TH WEEK.  SLEEPING IS EVEN WORSE THAN NORMAL.

  I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING MONK  , HOGAN'S HEROES , AND FAMILY GUY.  BY 11:30PM I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED.......ONLY TO WAKE UP AT 1AM , 2AM , 3AM , AND JUST STARTED WATCHING TV AGAIN. I WATCHED SOME POPULAR ANIMATED SHOW CALLED " RICK & MORTY ". I AM NOT SURE WHY THIS SHOW IS POPULAR.

   BY 5:30AM I DECIDED TO JUST GET MY DAY STARTED..........BLOW.

  THURSDAY    4 - 5 - 18

  THE WINDS SUBSIDE AND THE GROUND IS DRY.  I SPEND ONE LAST NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING I AM UP AND READY TO TREK HOME. I SLEPT BAD AND BY 4:30AM I WAS UP PREPPING FOR THE RIDE HOME. THIS WOULD BE A VERY LONG DAY.

   BY 8:30AM I HAD MY WORK DONE , HOUSE CLEANED , AND VAN LOADED.  THE PUP AND I HOP IN MY VAN AND GET ON THE ROAD. I STOP AT MCDONALDS TO PICK UP BREAKFAST SANDWICHES FOR WHEELS AND I. THE GIRL AT THE WINDOW WHO WAS ADORABLE AND HAD TO BE ABOUT 20 YEARS SAID TO ME , " NOW YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY. " I RESPONDED ,"AND YOU TOO ". SHE REPLIES , " WHY THANK YOU " AND STARES AT ME.  I THINK SHE WANTED MY BODY AND MORE CONVERSATION BUT THERE WAS ANOTHER CAR BEHIND ME.

  THE VAN MAKES IT HOME AND THAT IS A BLESSING IN ITSELF. UNLOAD A 100 THINGS AND DECIDE TO TAKE A NAP. I CAN BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I ASK WHEELS TO WAKE ME AT 12 NOON. SHE SAYS TO ME , " IT'S 11:50AM NOW. YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES ".  I FALL ASLEEP AND SHE WAKES ME UP AT 12:05PM.

  OFF TO COLLEGE TO GET OUR ELDEST.  A NICE RIDE HOME AND 2 CRAIGSLIST SELLERS FALL THROUGH. BOTH ARE DUMAS'S.

   WHEELS HEADS TO THE PHILLIES HOME OPENER. THEY WIN 5-0 AND SHE IS TREATED LIKE ROYALTY. FOOD , BOOZE , GIFTS , TREATS , HATS , LARGE BLANKET , CALENDARS , MEETING FAMOUS PEOPLE........BLA BLA BLA.

   WE ARRIVE HOME AND WAIT ONE HOUR TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST.  ME AND THE 2 KIDS GO TO A LOCAL DINER FOR LUNCH. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND I PLAYED WITH THE WAITRESS WHO WAS ADORABLE.  I ALSO MESSED WITH THE OWNER WHO WAS PRETTY COOL.  AFTER A GOOD MEAL MY YOUNGEST SAYS ," WE SHOULD DO THIS EVERY THURSDAY ".

  OH , MY ELDEST TELLS ME SHE IS GETTING A RABBIT FOR FREE FROM A FRIEND WHO DOESN'T WANT IT ANYMORE......OH JOY........FREE.  AND ANOTHER RODENT THAT EATS AND POOPS.

   ON THE WAY HOME WE DECIDE TO STOP AT " SMASH BURGER ". I ALWAYS WANTED TO CHECK THIS PLACE OUT.  OUR WAITRESS WAS CUTE AND WE WERE LEAVING SHE SAID ," HAVE FUN AT SMASH BURGER."  SHE WAS A PIECE OF ASS AND I THINK SHE WANTED TO GO WITH ME.....US.

  MORE WAITRESS......I SEE HER OUT THE WINDOW LEAVING AND I SAY TO THE KIDS ," THERE GOES OUR WAITRESS. AH MAN , THAT'S NOT FAIR. SHE SERVED US THE WHOLE TIME AND WON'T GET THE TIP. " SHE RETURNED AND WAS JUST MOVING HER CAR.  WORKERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARK IN THEIR OWN PARKING LOT.

  SMASH BURGER REVIEWS : REGISTER WAS SLOW BUT SERVICE WAS GOOD. FOOD - FRENCH FRIES NOT GOOD. SHAKES ARE VERY GOOD. DOUBLE ONION BURGER I TOOK HOME FOR LATER TESTING.

  BACK HOME THE KIDS PLAY WITH THE PUP. THEY ARE OVERJOYED TO SEE HER AND THE DOG RECIPROCATES WITH THE SAME ENTHUSIASM. IT WAS HILARIOUS TO SEE. THIS DOG GIVES US UNLIMITED JOY AND LAUGHTER EVERY DAY.......20 TIMES A DAY..........NO......50 TIMES A DAY.

  I WATCH SOME OF THE VILLANOVA PARADE.

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR 5 BANDS. I AM ALREADY TIRED SINCE I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM.  BY 6:30PM MY ELDEST COMES INTO BARTEND. THE FOOD , BOOZE , AND MUSIC BEGINS AT 7PM.

  AN OLD REGULAR STOPPED IN. I NICKNAMED HIM " GREEN HOUSE ". IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HIM.

   I MOVE THE BANDS PERFECTLY.  I WATCH THE FLYERS WIN A HUGE MONSTER GAME TO KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE.

   I HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT BUT LET MY ELDEST CLOSE WITH SOME REGULARS AND A DOORMAN.

   ARRIVE HOME AND RIGHT TO BED. I WAS SO DAMN TIRED. IT WAS GOOD TO BE IN MY OWN CRAPPY BED. MY YOUNGEST WAKES ME AT 6:15AM TO GO INTO SCHOOL LATER IN THE MORNING....FINE BY ME.

  OH , THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE & PICTURE OF MY YOUNGEST WINNING HER ART SHOW AT D.C.C.C. WAS PRETTY COOL. 20 SCHOOLS INVOLVED AND 120 ENTRIES. THE KID WINS AND I POSTED A PICTURE OF HER AND THE ARTWORK. OVER 120 FAMILY MEMBERS COMMENTED FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY......WITHIN 12 HOURS. NOW THAT IS DAMN COOL.

    FRIDAY       4 - 6 - 18

   NEW MEMBER TO THE FAMILY..........UGH........IT POOPS AND EATS AND THAT IS ABOUT IT.

   START MORNING UP EARLY AND DOING MY NORMAL CHORES.  BY 11AM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY.  PART OF THE BEER REQUESTED IS NOT IN YET.  I MEET THE GUYS AND STOCK SOME BEER AND CLEAN.

   OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER THERE. I GET A CALL FROM MY BEER DISTRIBUTOR THAT THE MISSING BEER IS NOW IN STOCK. THEY CAN DELIVER IT TO THE NAIL IN 20 - 30 MINUTES.

   BACK TO THE NAIL TO STOCK THE LIQUOR AND BEGIN CLEANING AND PREPPING. 45 MINUTES LATER THE 2ND BEER DELIVERY COMES. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL OF THE OWNER TO BRING IT. HE LIVES CLOSE AND LEFT WORK EARLY SO HE STOPPED BY HERE TO DROP OFF THE LAST ORDER.

   BACK HOME I TRY MY "SMASH BURGER ".  IT WAS A DAY OLD SO I GOOGLED HOW TO RE-HEAT A FAST FOOD BURGER.  THIS ACTUALLY WORKED..........REMOVE THE BUNS AND PLACE THE BURGER ON A PAPER PLATE. COVER WITH A DAMP PAPER TOWEL. RE-HEAT 35 SECONDS...........NOT BAD.

   I TRIED THE PRODUCT " SILK VANILLA ALMOND MILK ".  IT IS EXCELLENT AND TASTES LIKE A MILK SHAKE.

   THE KIDS AND WHEELS ARE UPSTAIRS. I HEAR GIGGLING AND I KNOW WHAT THIS IS..........OUR NEW COMPANION. OUR ELDEST TOOK A FRIEND'S RABBIT. YEP , ANOTHER EATING & POOPING MACHINE. THIS IS A HORRIBLE CHOICE BECAUSE THE KID GOES TO COLLEGE ALL WEEK SO GUESS WHO HAS TO TAKE CARE OF IT ? ANOTHER THING TO TAKE CARE OF , HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR , AND COSTS MONEY. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THE TIMING OF IT.

  WHEELS FIGHTING A WICKED COUGH FOR 2 WEEKS.  SHE MAKES A GOOD CALL AND DRIVES TO URGENT CARE. 2+ HOURS LATER SHE RETURNS WITH MEDS AND BRONCHITIS..........NICE.

   WE WATCH AN EXCITING 76ERS GAME. ONLY OUR PHILLY TEAMS CAN RUN A LEAD UP TO 30 POINTS , SET A 1ST HALF RECORD FOR MOST POINTS SCORE , AND BLOW THAT LEAD BACK DOWN TO ONE POINT. YES , LEBRON JAMES AND THE CAVS CAME ALL THE WAY BACK. IN FACT , WITH 1.7 SECONDS LEFT OUR IDIOT PLAYER FOULED JAMES FROM BEHIND THE 3 POINT CIRCLE.  JAMES WAS AWARDED 3 SHOTS AT THE FOUL LINE DOWN BY 3 POINTS. LUCKILY HE MISSED THE 2ND FREE THROW.  HE THAN , MISSED THE 3RD FREE THROW ON PURPOSE , AND A FELLOW PLAYER JUST MISSED TYING THE GAME ON THE TIP IN. I MUST ADMIT IT WAS A FUN GAME TO WATCH AND JAMES WAS VERY COOL TO OUR PLAYERS AFTER THE GAME.......COULD THIS MEAN SOMETHING FOR THE FUTURE ? BLOWING A 30 POINT LEAD WAS NOT FUN THOUGH. IF THEY LOST WE WOULD OF NEVER HEARD THE END OF IT.

  I WATCH A " NIKITA " AND ORDER A PIZZA FOR WHEELS.  IT IS DAMN CLOSE TO 7:30PM BY THE TIME SHE GETS HOME. I ALSO SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST FOR AWHILE TOO.

  WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". THIS SHOW REALLY IS CLIMBING THE TOP 5 FOR ME.

   OFF TO BED AROUND 11PM. I AM SUPER TIRED. I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL I GOT UP...........AT 3:15AM.

  IT IS NOW 4:30AM AND I AM FINISHING MY COMPUTER STUFF AND THIS WEBSITE..........BLOW.

   SATURDAY      4 - 7 - 18

   2PM - ME - " HEY WHEELS , WOULDN'T IT BE NICE IF THE FLYERS WON 4 OR 5 NOTHING SO US PHILLY FANS DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER ABOUT GETTING INTO THE PLAY-OFFS ?  "

   6PM - FLYERS 5 - RANGERS 0.  THE GOOD THING IS WE ARE IN THE PLAY-OFFS. THE BAD THINGS IS WE OPEN WITH THE PENGUINS.........................AND DONE.

   CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN - THE KIDS AND I TRAVELED TO SWARTHMORE COLLEGE TO MEET A REALLY NICE GUY AND HIS KIDS. HE KNEW THE NAIL WHICH MADE ME FEEL AT EASE WITH THIS PURCHASE. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE ONE LITTLE THING ABOUT OWNING THE NAIL...............EVERYONE KNOWS IT.  FOR A $100 I PURCHASED A 42" 2 YEAR OLD FLAT SCREEN TV WITH AN HDMI CABLE , REMOTE , ALL WIRES , AND THE WALL MOUNTING BRACKET.  THE GUY KNEW MUTUAL FRIENDS OF THE NAIL AND IT WAS FUN TALKING TO HIM.  HE WAS EVEN COOL DROPPING HIS PRICE FROM $175 TO $120 TO $100.

   KIDS AND I STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  IT WAS WONDERFUL HAVING THEM WITH ME. THEY ALWAYS HASSLE ME A LITTLE ( AND WHEELS ) ABOUT ME ASKING THEM TO COME WITH ME.  BUT EVERY TIME AND I MEAN EVERY TIME WE HAVE FUN.

   I TAKE THE KIDS TO THE COUNTRY SQUIRE FOR DINNER.  ACROSS THE BOARD THIS PLACE IS VERY GOOD......SERVICE IS EXCELLENT ( WE HAD A NICE WAITRESS WHO WAS A NURSE BACK IN HER DAY ) , HUGE FOOD MENU , BIG PORTIONS, UNLIMITED SODAS , AND PHENOMENAL DESERTS.  ALL OF IT WAS EXCELLENT.  THE KIDS ALWAYS ASK ME TO TELL THEM STORIES. TONIGHT........I TOLD MANY.

  BACK HOME I WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". THERE IS A CERTAIN ELEMENT THEY ARE TAKING WAY TOO FAR BUT IT WAS GOOD.  I HAVE 2 MORE EPISODES TO FINISH THE SERIES OVERALL.

  PHILLIES WIN AGAIN WITH A REMARKABLE SCORE OF 20 - 1. TWO GRAND SLAMS !! THIS MEANS WE WILL SCORE NO RUNS TOMORROW.  BUT HAPPY TO SEE THEM TURN IT AROUND FOR A 2 GAME WINNING STREAK.

  " MILLIE " VISITS US.  OUR ELDEST FRIEND CAME OVER WITH HER PUG / JACK RUSSELL MIX PUPPY. IT IS 7 MONTHS OLD AND HILARIOUS.  ALL OF US PLAYED WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THE THING IS PRETTY DARN ENTERTAINING.

   I MIGHT OF SET A RECORD FOR MOST EMAILS THIS PAST WEEK. MOST WERE ABOUT ME AND THE JACUZZI EXPERIENCE.

    WHEELS MAKES HER OWN VERSION OF CHICKEN SOUP........IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

    WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". IT REALLY IS A GOOD SERIES. I ATTEMPTED TO WATCH A 2ND EPISODE BUT FAILED HALF WAY INTO IT.........JUST TOO TIRED WAKING UP AT 3:30AM AND GOING TO BED AT 11:15PM.

  OH , RIGHT NOW I AM UP AT 4:15AM.  I WILL BE DONE COMPUTER STUFF AND WEBSITE BY 6AM OR LATER. I WILL ATTEMPT TO GO BACK TO SLEEP.......MAYBE.

  OH , ONE MORE THING , I HIT MY HOLY SHIT WEIGHT , TIME TO EAT SMART / DIET AGAIN. IT IS USUALLY NO BEER , BRANDY , OR BREAD. THIS WILL START ON MONDAY AFTER I CELEBRATE AN EASTER BRUNCH WITH MY FAMILY.

   SUNDAY     4 - 8 - 18

   I ASK 3 TIMES.........

   WHEELSTOCK MEMORIES.

  START THE DAY WITH WHEELS DOING SOME PAPER WORK , CANCELING A CREDIT CARD , CALCULATING OUR PAYMENTS ON EVERYTHING ( & TRYING TO PAY EXTRA TO KNOCK THEM DOWN QUICKER ) , AND DOING MY NORMAL ROUTINE.

  MY LUCK.......ELDEST TV IS NOT WORKING. IT SAYS " WEAK SIGNAL ". THIS JUST STARTED SO HERE IS WHAT I TROUBLE SHOT :

 1) INSTALLED A BOOSTER SIGNAL. DID NOT WORK.

 2) SET UP A 2ND TV TO TEST CABLE LINE AND CABLE BOX. STILL NO SIGNAL.

 3) SET UP 2ND BOX FROM THE BASEMENT TO HER TV. STILL NO SIGNAL.

 4) TRY OTHER ALTERNATIVE BOOSTER CABLES AND NEW CABLES. DID NOT WORK.

 5) UP AND DOWN THE BASEMENT 10 TIMES FROM THE UPSTAIRS. TRIED BOOSTER SIGNALS ON THE MAIN CABLE COMING IN THE HOUSE. DID NOT WORK.

 6) REMEMBER I REMOVED A CABLE LINE FROM AN ART ROOM WHERE MY COUSINS SLEPT WHEN VISITING LAST WEEKEND. YEP , I REMOVED A " FEED " TO MY KIDS ROOM FOR HER TV. PROBLEM FIXED......1+ HOUR LATER AND WALKING UP AND DOWN STEPS 50 TIMES.

  TOOK A  SHOWER BECAUSE OF MY WORKOUT OF GOING UP AND DOWN STEPS 50 TIMES. I SMELLED LIKE ASS.

  WATCHED A " NIKITA ". I HAVE ONE MORE TO GO.

   STOP AT THE NAIL WITH THE KIDS TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  A BIG THANKS TO SMARTY PANTS FOR DROPPING OF A VIDEO OF WHEELSTOCK 1999. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT AND POSSIBLY EDITING AND TRANSFERRING IT TO DVD. I FEAR THE QUALITY MAY BLOW.

   OFF TO MY PARENTS HOUSE TO PICK THEM UP.  KINDA BUMMED THAT WHEELS COULD NOT MAKE THIS BIG FAMILY DINNER IN NEW JERSEY.  I THINK IT WAS THE RIGHT CALL BECAUSE WE HAD LITTLE BABIES AND KIDS AT THE RESTAURANT. SHE IS STILL FIGHTING BRONCHITIS.

  STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE TO FIX A RAILING AND DROP OFF A BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM 2 MONTHS AGO.

    EASTER DINNER WITH THE FAMILY.

   GET PARENTS AND HEAD TO " HARVEST GRILL RESTAURANT " IN MOORESTOWN MALL. IT IS RIGHT OVER THE BRIDGE AND EASY TO GET TO.  OUR FAMILY WAS CELEBRATING EASTER SINCE MOST OF US WERE BUSY EASTER DAY. HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS :

 - THE JOKES AND LAUGHTER WERE PRETTY MUCH CONSISTENT ALL DINNER........MOST ABOUT ME BEING FAT AND BALD.

 - LOVED SEEING THE KIDS THERE. ONE FAVORITE IS MY NIECE. THIS KID IS SO DAMN ADORABLE AND I PLAYED WITH HER.

 - A PRIVATE ROOM THAT HOLDS 48 PEOPLE WITH A BIG SCREEN TV AND GLASS WALL. BEHIND THE GLASS WALL WAS OUR OWN PRIVATE KIDS ROOM CONNECTED TO THE BIG ROOM WHICH IS KINDA COOL. YOU COULD BE SEPARATED BUT SEE THE KIDS 2 FEET AWAY WITH SLIDES , PILLOW CHAIRS , SMALL SOCCER LIKE BALLS , TV WITH CARTOONS ON , STUFFED ANIMALS , PLASTIC TUBES TO SLIDE THROUGH , SMALL KID COUCHES , BOARD GAMES , LARGE RINGS TO MAKE BUBBLES , SAND BOX WITH PLASTIC BALLS ( NO SAND ) , SUPER SMALL SLICES OF PIZZA , AND MORE.  ALL OF IT WAS QUITE CLEVER. MY BROTHER AND WIFE REALLY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE THE KIDS HAVE FUN.

 - THE FOOD WAS DECENT TO GOOD.  THE RESTAURANT FOCUSES ON ALL HEALTHY ITEMS ON THEIR MENUS. I PREFER GREASE AND FATTY STUFF BUT MY SALAD AND GRILLED PORK WITH FRUIT & SWEET RICE WAS GOOD. THE KIDS FELT ABOUT THE SAME WITH THEIR ENTREES. DESERTS WERE SMALL DOUBLE SHOT GLASSES OF DIFFERENT CUSTARDS.....PEANUT BUTTER , CHOCOLATE , KIWI LIME , AND OTHERS. THEY WERE GOOD. MY FAVORITE , WHICH I COULD NOT BELIEVE , WAS ROASTED GARLIC ASPARAGUS. IT WAS EXCELLENT BUT PEEING LATER WILL REMIND ME OF IT ( NOT SURE IF MOST PEOPLE WILL GET THAT JOKE ).

 - IT IS VERY RARE TO GET THE WHOLE FAMILY TOGETHER BECAUSE WE ARE SO MANY. ALL BUT ONE FAMILY DIDN'T MAKE IT WHICH SUCKED BECAUSE WE ROARED LAUGHED THE WHOLE DAMN TIME.

 - A FAMILY MEMBER TELLING OF THEIR EXPERIENCES IN CUBA. A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WITH HARSH RULES LIKE A COUPLE CAN NOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY TOGETHER......JUST ONE AT A TIME ( IF YOU DON'T RETURN YOUR SPOUSE GETS SHOT - CAN'T NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY OFF-COLOR JOKES WERE TOLD AFTER THAT FACT ) , AT 18 YEARS OLD YOU MUST JOIN THE MILITARY , AT 19 YEARS OLD YOU MUST GO TO SCHOOL OR MILITARY , NO SPEAKING SPANISH , NO TALKING POLITICS , AND 4 TV CHANNELS.....ALL GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED. THERE WAS MANY INTERESTING TOUGH REGULATIONS BUT THEY SAID THE COUNTRY WAS BEAUTIFUL......IF YOU DIDN'T GET SHOT.

 - TALKING SUPER HERO MOVIES. MOST OF MY FAMILY SEEN THEM ALL AND MAN DO THEY REMEMBER THE ONE LINERS AND DEPICT THEM.

 - I SHOULD OF SAID SOMETHING. MY KIDS ALWAYS BUST ON ME FOR HAVING AN OPINION OR SUGGESTION LIKE WHEN DRIVING I WOULD SAY , " HEY KID, CAREFUL THERE IS A CAR BACKING OUT BEHIND YOU. " OF COURSE MY KID WOULD RESPOND SARCASTICALLY.....I KNOW I KNOW I SEE IT.......JEEZ. " WELL , WE HAD 2 PIECE OF ASS WAITRESSES. ONE DECIDED TO CARRY WAY TOO MANY DISHES. I SAID TO MYSELF , " I SHOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT ADDING 3 MORE DISHES TO HER ALREADY PILED HIGH ARMFUL OF DIRTY DISHES. " I DECIDED NOT TO.....ANNNNNNNND.........DISHES FALL AND HIT MY ELDEST IN THE ARM AND MY YOUNGEST ON THE LEG. I GUESS I AM GLAD I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE OF 2 REASONS. 1 - IT WOULD OF REALLY EMBARRASSED THE GIRL EVEN MORE AND 2 - I WOULD NOT GOT SUCH A GREAT LOOK AT HER TITS HANGING OUT WHEN PICKING UP ALL THOSE DISHES ON THE FLOOR. YES, I HAVE NO LIFE.

  - SILLY JOKES..........YES A FAMILY MEMBER DOES TELL JOKES. THEY ARE ALWAYS FUN FOR THE GROUP BUT WHAT CRACKS ME UP IS ONE SISTER-IN-LAW ABSOLUTELY ROARS LAUGHS AT THESE SILLY JOKES WHICH MAKES THEM EVEN FUNNIER.

  - LITTLE DID I KNOW ABOUT TEXTING. I TEXT TO MY DOOR MAN , " PLZ RE-OPEN. "  MY KID SEES MY TEXT AND SAYS , " WOW , YOU'RE REALLY SERIOUS ".  I SAY , " WHAT DO YOU MEAN ? "  SHE RESPONDS , " YOU PUT A PERIOD ( . ) AFTER THE WORD ' RE-OPEN ' ".  OH MY GOD DID THIS OPEN A WHIRL WIND OF JOKES , LAUGHING , AND YELLING. IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT.

 A) THE KIDS TESTED ALL THE ADULTS WHAT ABBREVIATIONS MEAN LIKE " L O L ". THIS IS AN EASY ONE MEANING LAUGH OUT LOUD. "  WELL , LET'S JUST SAY THE KIDS WERE SERIOUS WITH TESTING US ADULTS BUT WE WERE RATED " R " WITH OUR RESPONSES.  ONE SEMI-EASY ONE WAS " T B H " WHICH IS " TO BE HONEST ".  BUT SOME ANSWERS WERE " TO BANG WHORES ( TECHNICALLY NOT AN " H " ) " , TO BANG HINEYS " , AND " THIS BETTER HURT ".  THE LAUGHS WERE ROARING THE WHOLE TIME.

 - I GAVE OUT PHILLIES OPENING DAY MAGAZINES. ALSO SHOWED THE ARTICLE OF OUR YOUNGEST WINNING HER ART COMPETITION. OVER 20 HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED AND 140 ENTRIES WERE CHOSEN. WHAT SURPRISED ME IS MOST OF THE FAMILY SAW THE ARTICLE ALREADY ON FACEBOOK.

 - BABIES WERE ADORABLE AND I CAN'T BELIEVE MY NEPHEWS ARE FATHERS. WHERE DID THE TIME GO BUT THEY SEEMED REALLY GOOD WITH THEIR KIDS. BOTH NEPHEWS SPENT SHARING TIME WITH THEIR BABIES WITH THEIR WIVES.

  - MY BROTHER & WIFE PAID FOR THE WHOLE DINNER. I DID NOT LIKE THIS PART OF IT AND DID NOT THINK IT WAS FAIR SO I OFFERED $200 3 TIMES. I TOLD MY BROTHER , " I AM GOING TO OFFER $200 3 TIMES TO YOU. " EACH TIME HE SAID " NO ".  SO ..........OUR 3PM DINNER WAS FREE.

  THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD TIME AND IT WAS NICE LAUGHING AND CHILLING WITH EVERY ONE.

  DROP MY PARENTS OFF AND STOP BY A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF EASTER GIFTS. MY KIDS AND I DECIDED TO GO WITH THEIR FAMILY TO A LOCAL ICE CREAM PARLOR. HEY....IT WAS FREE.  IT WAS A GOOD TIME AND I REALLY LIKE BEING WITH MY YOUNG NEPHEWS. THEY ALWAYS CRACK ME UP WITH THEIR 100 QUESTIONS AND SILLY JOKES.

  ROLL HOME AND PAST THE NAIL.  A NICE LITTLE GROUP TO SEE WRESTLEMANIA 2018.

  OH , MY BROTHER HAS A PINCHED NERVE LIKE ME. HE TOLD ME TO GET STEROID PACKETS FOR THE PAIN. I ASKED HIM , " HOW LONG DID YOU GO BEFORE GONG TO THE DOCTOR ? " HE SAID , " 5 DAYS. " I RESPONDED , " DAMN IT , I'M GOING ON 5 WEEKS.

   WE BRING WHEELS HOME A SALMON ENTREE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS REALLY NICE OF MY BROTHER AND WIFE TO DO.

  THE KIDS SETTLE IN WHILE WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  BY 11PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

  SPORTS :

  - PHILLIES NEW MULTI MILLION DOLLAR PITCHER JAKE ARRIETA BLOWS. THEY LOSE 6 -3.

  - FLYERS START PLAYOFFS ON WEDNESDAY AGAINST THE PENGUINS. THEY HAVE LOST ALL 4 GAMES AGAINST THEM THIS SEASON. I PREDICT FLYERS LOSE 4 - 1 IN THE BEST OF 7 SERIES.

  - 76ERS HOLD #3 SEED. WHAT WOULD SUCK IF WE HAVE LEBRON JAMES AND THE CAVALIERS IN THE 1ST ROUND.

  OFF TO BED AT 11:30PM WHERE I WOKE UP AT 1AM. I WAS SO PISSED. I HAD NO ALCOHOL AT HOME TO START MY LIMITED BOOZE DIET. TOMORROW I WILL START EATING BETTER. MAN , HAVE I BEEN ON A WHIRL WIND OF FOOD CONSUMPTION.  DAMN SMASH BURGER.

     MONDAY       4 - 9 - 18

   SLEPT OKAY AND THE SHOOTING PAIN SUBSIDED ABOUT 50%. I AM THINKING THIS COULD BE THE START OF THIS FINALLY HEALING.

   WHEELS AND I SPEND 2 HOURS CALLING CREDIT CARD COMPANIES TO TRY TO GET BETTER RATES AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TRANSFERRING DEBT TO ANOTHER CARD WITH 0% INTEREST. THIS COULD SAVE SUBSTANTIAL MONEY. WE GOT DENIED ON 2 OUT OF 3. WE WILL FIND OUT IF WE GET DENIED BY THE 3RD COMPANY NEXT WEEK.  FUNNY..........WE GET CREDIT CARDS IN THE MAIL EVERY WEEK AND THROW THEM OUT. NOW , WHEN WE WANT ONE WE GET THROWN OUT.

  I WATCH THE SERIES FINALE OF " NIKITA ".  3 SEASONS HAD 22 EPISODES EACH AND THE 4TH SEASON ONLY HAD 6 EPISODES. WELL , I WATCHED THE 4TH SEASON 6TH EPISODE TODAY AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. KINDA SAD TO SEE IT FINISHED.

  STARTED MY EATING HEALTHY PLAN AGAIN. I STEPPED ON THE SCALE AND I WAS NOT AS HEAVY AS I THOUGHT. I AM SLIGHTLY UNDER A BABY ELEPHANT'S WEIGHT.  A SMOOTHIE FOR BREAKFAST , SOUP AND SALAD FOR LUNCH , AND A CLEAR VODKA WITH SODA WATER & LIME FOR A LATE LATE NIGHT DINNER. I DID SAMPLE SOME MAC & CHEESE WEDGIES WHILE I WAS COOKING AT THE NAIL TONIGHT....BUT ONLY A COUPLE.

   A 1999 WHEELSTOCK VIDEO SURFACES !!! -  IT BROUGHT BACK WONDERFUL MEMORIES. 

  WHEELSTOCK DEFINITION - A 4 DAY FREE EVENT AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. BREAKFAST , LUNCH , DINNER , BEER , BOOZE , AND BANDS WERE ALL FREE. THIS MASSIVE PARTY WITH 40+ CAMP FIRES , 30+ KEGS , FIREWORKS , BEER PONG TOURNAMENTS , HORSE SHOE COMPETITIONS , CANOEING , AND MIDNIGHT WALKS TO SEE THE GLOWING MUSHROOMS WILL NEVER BE DUPLICATED.  THIS COLOSSAL EVENT THROWN BY THE NAIL FOR FREE TO SAY THANKS TO OUR PATRONS WAS SOMETHING TO BE A PART OF.

 HERE'S WHAT I SAW ON THIS VIDEO :

 - 95% WAS THE BAND SMARTY PANTS WHO ARE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. THEY PERFORMED SONGS VIAGRA , NON SENSE MAN , ALCOHOL , POT HEAD , HEY NICOLE , HAND JOBS FOR THE BAND , GUYS WITH BIG TITS , WHITE TRASH , WELFARE LINE , BEER MUSCLES , AND LEAD SINGER ANYTHING DOES A WONDERFUL 'A CAPPELLA' OF " IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN ".

 - MOST OF THE ONE HOUR VIDEO WAS THE BAND SMARTY PANTS AND SHOT IN THE DARK. MEMBERS DAVE M. , CHRIS S. , STEVIE C. , AND LEAD SINGER ANTHONY REALLY PUTTING ON A HECK OF A SET.

 - POWERCHUCK BAND IS SEEN SETTING UP AND FOLLOWING SMARTY PANTS.

 - FOR BRIEF SECONDS I SAW PIDGEON , HABE , FINIZ , GRAMMY , MIKE I. , JOE M. & WIFE , SCOTTY M , AND FORMER BARTENDER DIANE ( DANCING & PLAYING BEER PONG )

 - NEAR THE END OF THE VIDEO WHEELS AND I SAY SOME VERY BRIEF WORDS THANKING EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED WHEELSTOCK 1999.

  1999 WAS THE 2ND ANNUAL WHEELSTOCK AND THE ATTENDANCE WAS AROUND 80 PEOPLE. BY 2006 IT GREW TO 438 PEOPLE. YEARS TO COME BANDS LIKE STILTWALKER , NOOSPHERE , ANDROMEDA , SWEET FEAR , AND MANY MORE PLAYED.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THE OPEN BLUES STARTED AT 8:15PM AND HAD ONE PERSON IN ATTENDANCE. I AM THINKING I WILL BE HOME BY  10PM. BUT THAN THE FLOOD GATES OPENED WITH PEOPLE POURING IN , FOOD ORDERS BEING TAKEN , AND JIM BEAM VISITING ALL NIGHT. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST OPEN BLUES NIGHT I CAN REMEMBER.

 WATCHED THE PHILLIES BREAK A TIE AND WIN ON AN 8TH INNING HOME RUN BY WILLIAMS. THE BULLPEN HELD AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE UNTIL I FOUND OUT THE REDS ARE 2 - 7.

  ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT. NO MORE SNACKS AT THIS TIME. I DID MAKE A CLEAR VODKA & SODA WATER WITH EXTRA LIMES. I EVEN BROUGHT FRESH CUT LIMES HOME WITH ME. I STARTED WATCHING " THE DEFENDERS " AND STOPPED AFTER 20 MINUTES. I WAS TOO TIRED AND I NOTICED I DID WATCH THIS BEFORE AND DIDN'T LIKE IT. I WILL GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE ANOTHER DAY.

  OFF TO BED AND SLEPT BAD.

  ( TUESDAY MORNING ) I FINALLY GAVE IN TO THE PAIN. AFTER A WONDERFUL DINNER SUNDAY AFTERNOON I TALKED TO MY BROTHER WHO HAD A PINCHED NERVE FOR 5 DAYS. HE TOLD ME TO GET ATTENTION RIGHT AWAY.  THE URGENT CARE CENTER GAVE HIM STEROID PACKETS FOR THE PAIN.  WELL , AT 5:15AM TUESDAY MORNING , I DECIDED 5 WEEKS IS TOO LONG.  I SLEPT HORRIBLE AND THE PAIN INCREASED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. I SHOWERED , GOT DRESSED , AND DROVE TO URGENT CARE WHICH IS ONLY 3 MINUTES AWAY.

    OH , I THOUGHT URGENT CARE WAS OPEN 24/7. THIS IS NOT TRUE. THEY ARE OPEN FROM 9AM TO 9PM. DROVE BACK HOME TO START MY DAY......WORST ............LUCK.........EVER.  BLOW.

    TUESDAY      4 - 10 - 18

  DRIVE MY KID TO SCHOOL AND RETURN HOME.  I GET MOST OF MY STUFF DONE IN THE MORNING. BY 9AM I AM HEADING BACK TO URGENT CARE WHICH I VISITED EARLIER AT 5:15AM.

   ARRIVING EARLY IS A SMART THING. BASICALLY I WAS THE ONLY ONE THERE. SO EVERYONE GAVE ME ATTENTION.  THE FEMALE DOCTOR GREW ON ME AND I LIKED HER BY THE END. THE DIAGNOSIS IS SLOW TREATMENT SINCE I WAITED 5 WEEKS.  THINK OF IT AS SHIFTING THROUGH GEARS ON A MOTORCYCLE.  WE WILL START WITH FIRST GEAR AND GO FROM THERE. NO REASON TO GO RIGHT TO 6TH GEAR.

  AFTER SOME PRELIMINARY TESTS I WAS GIVEN A NEEDLE. THE CUTE NURSE SAID THIS WILL HURT ALITTLE SO SHE ASKED WOULD YOU LIKE IN YOUR ASS OR ARM. SHE DIDN'T SAY " ASS " BUT THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS DROPPING MY PANTS TO LET THIS CUTE NURSE SEE MY GORILLA RED HAIRY FLOWER ASS SO I SAID LET'S DO IT IN THE ARM.  I ALSO SAID GIVE ME THE NEEDLE IN THE HURTING ARM. SHE DID. AFTER THE SHOT SHE SAID I CAN PULL MY PANTS UP NOW.

  NEXT WAS X-RAYS.  ABOUT 12 SHOTS OF ME AND THE DOCTOR ALLOWED ME TO SEE THE X-RAY SHOTS AFTER THE EXAMINATION. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I LOOKED THIN IN A PHOTO. SHE ALSO PUT A HEAT PACKET ON MY SHOULDER WHICH FELT GOOD. SHE RECOMMENDED A HOT MOIST TOWEL FOR THE FUTURE. THE DOCTOR GAVE ME A SUBSCRIPTION AND EVERYONE WAS COOL.

  OFF TO RITE-AID TO PICK UP MY MEDS. ONE BOTTLE OF " MELOXICAM " FOR MUSCLE PAIN AND ONE BOTTLE OF " CYCLOBENZAPRINE " FOR MUSCLE SPASMS OR MUSCLE RELAXER.

  BACK HOME I WAS TOLD TO REST AND DO NO HEAVY LIFTING FOR ONE WEEK. THESE SUGGESTIONS WOULD LAST ABOUT 4 HOURS.

  I WATCHED " THE DEFENDERS " EPISODE 1. I FELL ASLEEP THE FIRST TIME AND FINISHED IT TODAY. IT WAS OKAY. I STARTED A 2ND EPISODE LATE LAST NIGHT AND FELL ASLEEP SO I FINISHED THAT TODAY. I MUST ADMIT IT DID GET BETTER. I WILL ALSO GIVE THE TV SERIES " LUKE CAGE " A SHOT TOO.  WHAT IS KINDA COOL WITH " THE DEFENDERS " IS 4 SUPER HEROES ( JESSICA JONES , LUKE CAGE , IRON FIST , AND DARE DEVIL ) AND ALL THEIR SUB CHARACTERS FROM THEIR INDIVIDUAL TV SERIES ARE IN IT. KINDA LIKE AN ALL-FOR-ONE TV SHOW.

  LOAD UP MY VAN WITH TOOLS.

  OH , CONTINUED MY EATING HEALTHY KICK WITH NO BEER OR BRANDY SO FAR AND A HEALTHY BREAKFAST AND DINNER.  THE BIG KEY IS NOT HAVING ANY LATE NIGHT SNACKS WHEN I GET HOME.

   AT THE NAIL I BEGIN THE PROCEDURES TO HANG OUR " NEW " 42 INCH TV.  I COMPARED SIZES TO THE ONE I HUNG SEVERAL MONTHS AGO BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO HANG THE SMALLER TV CLOSEST TO THE STAGE. BUT , IT ENDS UP THEY WERE THE SAME SIZE.  SO , OVER 2 HOURS I HUNG THE TV , VACUUMED , AND WIPED DOWN EVERYTHING I COULD SEE. OF COURSE , I RAN INTO A BIG PROBLEM WHEN I TUGGED ON THE CABLE LINE REALLY HARD ( NOT GOOD FOR MY SHOULDER ) AND SNAPPED THE LINE IN HALF. YES , I AM THAT FAT TO BREAK A COAXIAL CABLE LINE IN HALF. NOW I NEEDED TO GO UP INTO THE CEILING AND FIND THE BROKEN END , REPAIR IT , AND RUN IT TO THE AREA I WANTED THE TV. JESUS CHRIST ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING. ME STANDING ON THE TOP RUNG OF A 5 FOOT LADDER IS NOT SMART EITHER.

  THE 42" FLAT TV GETS HUNG AND IT LOOKS 10X BETTER THAN THE LITTLE FAT 13" TV ON A SWIVEL SHELF THAT STICKS OUT WAY TOO FAR FROM THE WALL. NOW WE HAVE TWO 42" FLAT SCREEN TV'S THAT AT LEAST LOOK RESPECTABLE AND UP TO DATE. OH , AND BRINGING DOWN THE OLD TV AND LIFTING UP THE NEW TV TO HANG TO THE WALL BRACKET WAS NOT FUN NOR GOOD FOR MY SHOULDER.

  CLEAN UP AND LOAD UP.  I WAS PRETTY PLEASED ON HOW EVERYTHING LOOKED.

  WHAT WOULD YOU DO WHEN TRYING TO EAT HEALTHY AND LIMIT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ?

  A) GO TO THE PHILLIES GAME FOR FREE.  V.I.P. PARKING , PRIVATE DINNER , PRIVATE SUITE , BAR , TV'S , COUCHES , IN & OUTDOOR SEATING , DESERTS , FOOD , MEET BASEBALL PLAYERS , MEET THE PHILLIES BRASS , AND OPEN BAR.

  B) GO TO THE NAIL TO WORK AND HAVE BRUSSEL SPROUTS FOR DINNER.

  MAN , I MUST BE AN IDIOT AND REALLY SPOILED BECAUSE THE $1,000 GOLDEN TICKET I PASSED ON. SEE YA AT THE NAIL FOR THE FLYERS PLAYOFF GAME ALONG WITH THE 76ERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

  PHILLIES WIN BEHIND NOLA PITCHING AND  A GRAND SLAM BY SCOTT KINGERY. THEY MOVED THEIR RECORD TO .500................OR 5 - 5.

  76ERS WITH ANOTHER WIN TO KEEP THEIR STREAK ALIVE. THEY HAVE ONE LAST GAME AT HOME AND IT WILL BE TOUGH. IF THEY BEAT THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS THEY CLINCH A #3 SEED AND A HOME PLAYOFF 1ST ROUND SERIES.

  BACK HOME I JUST WENT RIGHT TO BED. I MADE A VODKA , RASPBERRY SODA WATER , AND 3 LIME DRINK. I TOOK A MUSCLE RELAXER AND I THINK I SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT. I GOT UP AROUND 6:15AM TO GET MY KID OFF TO SCHOOL. THAN BACK TO BED AND I SLEPT UNTIL 10AM.  I FELT GROGGY BUT I GUESS GETTING SLEEP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME IS A GOOD THING.

   WEDNESDAY      4 - 11 - 18

   FLYERS SHOULD OF ASKED NICK FOLES TO PLAY FOR THEM. HE COULD OF DROVE THE TEAM IN THE FINAL MINUTES FOR A TOUCHDOWN AND TIE THE GAME AGAINST THE PENGUINS. FLYERS LOSE GAME 1 IN THE PLAYOFFS 7 - 0.........BLOW. THIS WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH. THIS WAS THE WORST PLAYOFF LOST IN PHILLY HISTORY.

   PHILLIES BLOW LEAD IN THE 9TH INNING BUT WIN IN THE 12TH 4 - 3.  A GOOD THING WAS GETTING OUT OF AN INNING 3 - 3 WITH ONE OUT AND MEN ON 2ND AND 3RD.  HERRERA STEALING A HOME RUN WAS ANOTHER BIG KEY TO THE WIN. KINGERY SAC FLY WON THE GAME. PHILLIES IMPROVE THEIR RECORD TO 6 - 5.

   76ERS WIN AGAIN. THE PLAYOFF BOUND BUCKS GOT SMOKED AND THIS GAME WAS OVER IN THE 1ST QUARTER.  THE 76ERS HAD LEADS AS HIGH AS 40 POINTS. FULTZ YOUNGEST PLAYER EVER TO GET A TRIPLE DOUBLE. THE TEAM MOBBED HIM WHICH WAS COOL TO SEE. 76ERS FACE MIAMI IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS WHICH THEY SPLIT 2 - 2 DURING THE SEASON.

  A FAMILY MEMBER CALLING ME IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING.

   THE FIRST NIGHT ON MEDS AND GETTING AN INJECTION I HAD ONE OF THE BEST NIGHT'S SLEEP. WELP , THAT IS LONG GONE.  TONIGHT I SLEPT IN PAIN AND HORRIBLE.

   TRIED FIXING OUR FRIDGE WHICH HAD 2 PROBLEMS. 1 - THE ICE MAKER ONLY MAKES CRUSHED ICE.  I HAVE FIXED THIS BEFORE. SO I FIXED THIS AGAIN.  2 - NO WATER OUT OF THE FRONT ACCESS.  I HAD TOOLS AND THE FRIDGE PULLED OUT. I THINK IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE WATER VALVE IN THE BACK.

   WHEELS HEADS TO ANOTHER PHILLIES GAME AND HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME. 

  I ROLL TO THE NAIL. I TEXT OUR YOUNGEST EVERY SO OFTEN ALONG WITH CLEANING AND STOCKING. I ALSO BOOKED SOME BANDS AND MADE SOME NEW CONTACTS. I ALSO FOUND MYSELF STARING AT THE " NEW" TV I HUNG YESTERDAY.  MAN , WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

  BACK HOME WE PLAY WITH THE PUP AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE DEFENDERS ".  IT WAS GOOD AND THE SERIES GOT BETTER AFTER EPISODE 1.

   MADE MYSELF A NIGHTCAP BUT AGAIN NO BEER OR BRANDY. THIS IS PRETTY TOUGH BUT I AM TRYING TO STICK TO THE GAME PLAN OF NO BEER , BRAND , OR BREAD. ANOTHER ADDED THING IS ABSOLUTELY NO LATE NIGHT SNACKS AT ALL. SO FAR SO GOOD. 

   OFF TO BED AND LIKE I WROTE ABOVE......SLEPT HORRIBLE.

  THURSDAY      4 - 12 - 18

    SEEMS THIS WAKE UP EARLY AND THAN GO BACK TO SLEEP AFTER I GET MY KID OFF TO SCHOOL HELPS A LITTLE. UP AT 5AM AND THAN BACK ASLEEP BY 7:15AM.  UP AGAIN BY 9:30AM.

   THE WARM WEATHER IS COMING.  A WONDERFUL WARM-UP ONLY TO SUCK US IN FOR A COLD FRONT RIGHT BEHIND IT.  NOW , DO I ENJOY MY MOTORCYCLE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS ? I WOULD HAVE TO RE-INSTALL THE BATTERY WHICH HAS BEEN TRICKLE CHARGING THROUGHOUT THE WINTER IN MY BASEMENT. IT TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO PUT IT BACK IN THE BIKE.  HMMMMMM......NOT SURE.

   WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " THE DEFENDERS ". IT DEFINITELY GOT BETTER. MY FAVORITE IS LOUNGING WITH THE PUP WITH A BLANKET OVER US.

  FIXED A SCALE. THE PLASTIC WINDOW TO VIEW THE NUMBERS KEPT SLIDING OFF. I CLEANED AND SUPER GLUED IT TO THE SCALE. I THAN STEPPED ON THE SCALE AND DECIDED I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T OF FIXED IT.

   I SURE DID GET ALOT DONE THIS WEEK AT THE NAIL. IT WAS SLOW BUT SOMETIMES ( AND ONLY SOMETIMES ) THIS IS GOOD.  CLEANING , FIXING ,  STOCKING, ORDERING , AND ALL THAT CRAP GOES MUCH EASIER.

   STILL FEELING THE PAIN. I THINK THE SHOT I GOT WORE OFF IN THE 1ST 24 HOURS. THAT IS WHEN I HAD MY BEST SLEEP. THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS NOT SO GOOD.

   OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I PREP FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. I SET UP WALLS , SIGNAGE , REMOVED ASHTRAYS ( 2 NO SMOKING NIGHTS THIS WEEKEND ) , CHANGED THE DEEP FRYER OIL , CLEANED THE DEEP FRYER , CLEANED THE ENTIRE KITCHEN SINK ( NOT FUN ) , PLUNGED THE KITCHEN TRIPLE SINK BECAUSE IT DRAINED SLOWLY ( HAD TO USE 2 BOTTLES AND WEDGE THEM IN 2 OF 3 DRAINS TO PROPERLY PLUNGE ) , STOCKED BEER , LEAF BLEW OUT FRONT ( MY GAS POWERED LEAF BLOWER STARTED RIGHT UP. I WAS AFRAID TO KEEP PULLING THE ROPE STARTER BECAUSE OF MY SHOULDER PAIN ) , CALLED BANDS , EMAILED BANDS , HUNG 2 BEER SIGNS , MADE A LIST FOR FOOD , AND CHANGED THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE.  BY 10PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

 GAVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND HEADED TO MY HOUSE.

  A COUPLE GLASSES OF WINE AND WHEELS AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES " IT WAS EXCELLENT.

  WHEN VISITING BERMUDA WHEELS AND I STOPPED BY THIS ART SHOP WHICH WAS LOCATED ON A CLIFF OVER LOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL WATER.  AN OLD MAN AND HIS WIFE GAVE US A SHOW ON HOW THEY ASSEMBLE THEIR ART. THE MAN WOULD JUST PICK OUT ROCKS AND MAKE THINGS INSTANTLY LIKE BENCHES , TABLES , CHAIRS , AND MORE.  MY NEPHEW SHOWS UP TO WATCH TOO. AS THE OLD MAN ARTIST IS CREATING MORE THINGS I TOSS A SMALL ROCK TOWARDS MY NEPHEW AND SAY " HEADS UP. "  I WANTED HIM TO TRY TO MAKE HIS OWN ART BUT THE SMALL ROCK HITS HIM RIGHT IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD.  HE WAILS WITH PAIN AND I AM THINKING , " MAN ,THE ROCK WAS TINY. HE IS OVER DOING IT HERE. " I SEE BLOOD AND RE-THINK MAYBE IT IS MORE SERIOUS. WE DRIVE HIM DOWN THE MOUNTAIN TO A LOCAL " URGENT CARE " TYPE OF MEDICAL CENTER.  HE IS WRITHING AND STILL SCREAMING WITH PAIN. MORE BLOOD IS SPILLING OUT AND THE DOCTORS AND NURSES TRY TO PATCH HIM UP WHILE HE IS SITTING IN A CHAIR. WHEELS AND I JUST WATCH..............................dream ends.

     FRIDAY         4 - 13 - 18

  THIS WAS A FUN DAY AND NIGHT.

  PERFECT DAY TO BE OUTSIDE. OUR ELDEST BROUGHT HER NEW RABBIT OUTSIDE.  WE HAVE A SMALL CAGE AND FENCE SO THE BUNNY CAN BE OUTSIDE.  WE SET UP CHAIRS AND HUNG OUT IN THE SHADE UNDER OUR DOGWOOD TREE.  SOME FRIENDS VISITED , WHEELS AND HER FRIEND STOPPED BY , AND IT WAS NICE HANGING WITH EVERYONE.

   TOO NICE OF WEATHER AND I AM AFRAID I MAY HAVE TO RE-DO THIS AGAIN. BUT I DECIDED TO INSTALL MY MOTORCYCLE'S BATTERY THAT HAS BEEN TRICKLE CHARGING IN MY BASEMENT OVER THE WINTER. I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES DOUBLE CHECKING THINGS. I WAS DELIGHTED TO SEE THE MOTORCYCLE STARTED IN ONE ATTEMPT.  THE ONLY THING IS THESE 80 DEGREE TEMPS WILL DROP IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS SO I MAY TAKE IT OUT AGAIN.  BUT , I DID SOMETHING SMART. SOME WIRES I WAS NOT A 100% SURE OF ON RE-ATTACHING THE BATTERY TO THE BIKE. I CHECKED MY PHONE AND I WAS SMART ENOUGH TO TAKE A PICTURE OF IT WHEN I REMOVED THE BATTERY 6 MONTHS AGO.

  I RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE UP TO THE BUS STOP. 2 KIDS GET OFF THE BUS.....ONE IS  BIG KID AND THE OTHER IS MY YOUNGEST. I YELL OUT , " ANYONE WANT A RIDE FROM A STRANGER ON A MOTORCYCLE ? "  I AM LOOKING AT THE BOY AND SAY IT AGAIN. MY KID IS TOTALLY EMBARRASSED. THE BOY SMARTLY SAYS , " NO THANK YOU ".  I JUST GIGGLE.  MY KID WALKS AWAY FROM ME BUT THAN RETURNS. SHE TOLD ME , " I WAITED TO THE BUS LEFT SO THEY WOULDN'T SEE ME GET ON THE BIKE WITH YOU. " I JUST LAUGHED. I RIDE WITH HER HOME.

   I TAKE A NICE RIDE TO THE BANK TO GET 1'S AND 5'S.  THOUGH I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THIS BANK FOR 30 YEARS THEY ALWAYS ASK FOR I.D. AND ASK DO I HAVE AN ACCOUNT THERE........JUST TO GET CHANGE.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP , RABBIT , AND FRIENDS AGAIN.

  WHEELS HEADS TO HER " FAVORITE PLACE " AND I CAN'T BLAME HERE. WEATHER-WISE IT WAS THE PERFECT WEEKEND. THE BEERS AND BRANDY WILL BE FLOWING AND TASTING SAAAAAWEEEET.

   I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE BANDS. IT WAS NICE BECAUSE BOTH MY ELDEST AND YOUNGEST WORKED WITH ME.  OVER 100 PEOPLE PACKED THE NAIL AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL.......EXCEPT ONE GUY.

  OH , I GOT A " PECO " NOTE SAYING THEY MISSED ME FOR AN INSTALLATION OF A NEW METER. THIS IS THE 15TH TIME THEY DID NOT GIVE ME A HEADS UP CALL.

  IT NEVER FAILS. I ALWAYS KNOW WHO THE ASSHOLE IS GOING TO BE RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING........EVERY TIME I KNOW. IT REMINDS ME WHEN WHEELS AND I WENT TO A PHILLIES WORLD SERIES GAME. WE ARE SEATED WAY UP HIGH AND A GUY SITS IN FRONT OF US MAKING A SPECTACLE OF HIMSELF........LAUGHING , JOKING , AND ACTING LIKE AN IDIOT. I SAID TO WHEELS , " THESE ARE THE ASSHOLES I LOOK FOR AT THE NAIL. "  BY THE 3RD INNING , IN A FUCKING WORLD SERIES GAME !! , HE GOT IN A FIGHT WITH SOMEONE AND GOT KICKED OUT.

   WELL , A YOUNG GUY COMES IN AND I AM ON THE DOOR.  HE HEARS ME REPEAT THE WORDS , " DID YOU PARK AT THE SEPTA LOTS , NO ALCOHOL IN THE MAIN ROOM , AND NO SMOKING TONIGHT. " I IMMEDIATELY ACCESS HIM AS A SMUG ASSHOLE.  I COLLECT HIS COVER CHARGE AND HE SAYS , " CAN WE SMOKE AND DRINK IN THE MAIN ROOM TONIGHT ? "  A COUPLE OF HIS FRIENDS LAUGH.  I WILL REMEMBER HIM AND MORE IMPORTANTLY........KEEP AN EYE ON HIM. LATER I CAUGHT HIM AND HIS FRIENDS IN OUR STORAGE ROOM TAKING PICTURES. HE LAID ON THE LOWER SHELF AS HIS FRIEND TOOK THE PICTURE. I REMOVED THEM.

  I MOVE THE BANDS PERFECTLY AND THE MUSIC WAS FUN AND SO WERE THE PEOPLE. IT WAS A YOUNG CROWD AND THE ASS THAT WAS HERE AMAZED ME. DAMN.....TO BE YOUNG AGAIN......DAMN IT !!!

  IT WAS SO PACKED A REGULAR STAYED FOR ONE BEER. HE LEFT RIGHT AWAY. I WONDER ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IF I WAS SINGLE AND WAS IN A BAR WITH 50 SMOKING HOT GIRLS I WOULD SOOOO  FUCKING STAY.......ESPECIALLY BY THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM. HEY , CALL IT CREEPY , BUT THE GIRLS LINE-UP AND A GREAT PLACE TO MEET THEM. EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HOOK UP YOU GET TO MEET INTERESTING GIRLS AND MAKE THEM LAUGH.

  FLYERS SET A RECORD - NO TEAM IN THE NHL HISTORY HAS LOST THEIR 1ST PLAYOFF GAME 7 - 0 AND THAN WIN THEIR 2ND GAME 5 - 1. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE.

  PHILLIES WIN IN THE 9TH INNING AND HAVE A LITTLE WIN STREAK GOING ON.

   ELDEST RAN AND YOUNGEST HELPED WITH ALL THE COOK ORDERS ALONG WITH HELPING ME AT THE DOOR. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WORKING WITH THEM.  THE BANDS MOVED WONDERFULLY AND I GET TO MEET A BAND MEMBER WHO HAS THE PLAYED THE NAIL 50 TIMES BUT ALL OUR COMMUNICATION IS VIA EMAIL OR PHONE. IT WAS COOL HUGGING HIM.

   WE HAD ALL THE DOORS OPEN AND  EVENTUALLY TURNED THE A/C ON. THE NAIL WAS THAT PACKED SO SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL GOING IN THE BACK BUT JUST ON OUR STOOP AND NOT ON THE NEWLY PAVED BACK LOT..........UNTIL MY " FUNNY " SMUG GUY. REMEMBER I HAVE 2 BIG SIGNS ON A MUSIC STAND SAYING " DO NOT GO ON BACK LOT AREA !! " YOU WOULD LITERALLY HIT THE STAND IF TRYING TO ACCESS THE BACK LOT.

  I CHECK OUT BACK AND THERE IS MY SMUG FRIEND LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO PEE WITH A FRIEND. I IMMEDIATELY TOLD THEM THEY WERE DONE.  I OPENED OUR GATE AND IMMEDIATELY HEADED TO THE FRONT DOOR BECAUSE I KNEW THEY WERE RUN TO IT TO TRY TO RE-GAIN ACCESS. BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE BAR THERE THEY WERE COMING IN LAUGHING LIKE THEY GOT AWAY WITH ROBBING A CANDY STORE...........UNTIL I REMOVED THEM AGAIN.  I ESCORT THEM OUT AND THEY APOLOGIZE AND I ALMOST LET THEM BACK IN TO BE COOL BUT AFTER REPEATED ATTEMPTS TO GO TO 7/11 OR FURTHER THEY DIDN'T'. I FAKE CALLED THE  POLICE AND THEY STAYED BY THE BRIDGE. I FIGURED I WOULD NOT BOTHER THEM ANYMORE SINCE THE BAND ONLY HAD 2 SONGS LEFT.

   I STOOD OUTSIDE WITH MY FLUORESCENT FLASH LIGHT GUIDING PEOPLE TO THEIR " URBER " AND " LYFT " CARS. THERE HAD TO BE AT LEAST 20 TAXIES LINING UP.  I WOULD WAVE TRAFFIC AROUND THESE TAXIES SO THEY COULD LOAD UP. I GOT SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON RUNNING A GOOD SHOW AND WENT OUT OF OUR WAY TO HELP PEOPLE GET THEIR RIDES HOME.

  ALL OF US CLEAN AND PREP THE NAIL FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.  WE ROLL OUT LATE LATE NIGHT. THE KIDS GO TO MCDONALDS AND I HEAD HOME.

   THE KIDS COME HOME SOON AFTER AND HEAD UPSTAIRS WITH THE PUP AND RABBIT AND THEIR FAST FOOD. I WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF " THE DEFENDERS " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD BUT I WAS STRAINING TO STAY AWAKE IN THE LAST 15 MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 3:15AM AND THAN UP AT 7AM.........NICE. I WAS PROUD I HAD NO LATE NIGHT SNACKS AGAIN. BELIEVE ME THIS WAS TOUGH AS THE WONDERFUL AROMA OF MCDONALDS FOOD WAS STILL LINGERING IN OUR KITCHEN.

   SATURDAY      4 - 14 - 18

  A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE. KEY WORD " DAY ".

  I TELL MY ELDEST TO PUT HER RABBIT OUTSIDE AGAIN BECAUSE I WILL BE WORKING ON THE GARAGE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS.  SHE PUTS THE RABBIT OUTSIDE AND I STARTING TRASHING STUFF IN OUR GARAGE. I ALSO BRING THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME.

  I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES CONSOLIDATING AND TRASHING BATHROOM CABINETS I SAVED. I HAD 4 BUT I TRASHED 3 OF THEM ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF. THE GARAGE WAS GETTING CLUSTERED UP SO NOW MY VAN IS HALF FULL OF TRASH. MY YOUNGEST CAME OUTSIDE AND HELPED.

  I ALSO RE-ARRANGED OUR WINTER STUFF TO SUMMER STUFF MEANING SNOW BLOWER AND GENERATOR ( BEST THING EVER !! ) ARE NOW IN THE BACK OF THE GARAGE AND I MOVED FORWARD THE LAWNMOWERS.

  THE KIDS AND I PLAY CARDS ON THE PATIO AND WE ORDER ON-LINE SUSHI FROM A LOCAL RESTAURANT. FOOD WAS GOOD BUT PORTIONS WERE SMALL AND PRICES A LITTLE HIGH.  IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO BE OUTSIDE. KEY WORD " DAY ".

   OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY I HAD TO UTILIZE IT.  AGAIN , KEY WORD " DAY ".

   THE BANDS ARRIVE EARLY AND SO DOES THE CROWD.  A VERY GOOD NIGHT OF MUSIC AND PEOPLE.  A YOUNG CROWD AND I FELT OLD AGAIN. SOME OF THESE GIRLS ( AND GUYS ) ARE JUST SO EASY ON THE EYES AND I AM NOT......UGH. A CROWD OF ABOUT 80 HAD TO HAVE 20 ABSOLUTELY SMOKING HOT GIRLS. ONE GIRL HAD THESE SILK SHORT SHORT SHORTS ON AND HER ONE LEG & THIGH HAD A DRAGON TATTOO.  SHE LOOKED LIKE A GYMNAST / BODY BUILDER. HER ASS WAS LIKE 2 SOCCER BALLS PUT TOGETHER. AFTER STARING AT HER 20 TIMES I DECIDED I HAVE NO LIFE AND I WILL NEVER BE THAT SUPER COOL , SEXY ,  IN SHAPE GUY AGAIN. DAMN IT SUCKS GETTING OLD. GIRLS LOOKED AT ME SEVERAL TIMES AS I SAID , " HEY , HOW YOU DOIN' ? " I COULD INSTANTLY SEE THE REPULSE IN THEIR FACE AS THEY GAGGED ON THROWING UP IN THEIR MOUTH.

   WEIRD - I AM SUPER EFFICIENT ON THE DOOR....MOVING BANDS , OPENING DOORS, TELLING PEOPLE TO USE THE ASHTRAYS , CARDING , TAKING COVER CHARGE , WALKING HALF WAY DOWN THE BLOCK TO MEET PEOPLE WHO HAVE PARKED IN A NEIGHBORS LOT WHICH THEY MAY GET TOWED , AND THAN SOMETHING DIFFERENT HAPPENS. AN OLD LADY IS OUTSIDE SMOKING A CIGAR. THIS WAS WEIRD ON ITS OWN. I FIGURED SHE IS FINISHING IT AND THAN WILL COME INSIDE.  I ASK HER TO USE THE ASHTRAYS.  SHE IS COOL AND SAYS THE WIND IS BLOWING THE ASHES AROUND SO COULD I EMPTY THE ASHTRAYS. I OBLIGED.  I COME BACK OUTSIDE AND SHE IS LEANING ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT MAKES ME NERVOUS BECAUSE SHE IS LEANING ON IT DOWN HILL. IF SHE WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE I BE SEMI-OKAY WITH IT. I SAY TO HER , " YOU KNOW , THERE IS AN UNWRITTEN LAW ABOUT TOUCHING A PERSON'S MOTORCYCLE. "  SHE JUST SMILES AND WALKS DOWN THE STREET.  SHE WAS NEVER COMING IN. SHE JUST STOPPED TO HAVE A SMOKE AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC AND TALK TO SOME PEOPLE.......GO FIGURE.

   A GOOD CROWD AND THE BARTEND ( MY ELDEST ) RAN HARD NON STOP FOR 3+ HOURS. SEVERAL TIMES I HAD TO GO BEHIND THE BAR TO HELP.

   THE BANDS MOVE PERFECTLY AND AGAIN I GET COMPLIMENTS ON EFFICIENCY. ONE GUY LEAVING WITH 2 GIRLS SAYS TO ME , " YOU REALLY RUN A GOOD OPERATION WITH JUST 2 PEOPLE. "  I HAVE TO ADMIT I AM ALWAYS SUPER MOVING AND MY KID WAS THE SAME WITH DRINK AND FOOD ORDERS.

   76ERS WIN THE FIRST PLAYOFF GAME BIG.  THOUGH LOSING AT HALFTIME THEY STORMED BACK WITH SOLID DEFENSE AND RAINING 3 POINTERS. IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE A ROCKING WELLS FARGO CENTER.

   PHILLIES WIN AGAIN WHICH IS NICE TO SEE TOO.

   WHEELS ENJOYING PERFECT WEATHER IN THE POCONOS. SHE POSTED A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE FROM OUR DECK FACING THE LAKE. IT SHOWS THE SUN SETTING , THE LAKE , AND THE HILLS OF AUTUMN MOUNTAIN. MANY COUSINS AND FRIENDS COMMENTED ON THE PICTURE.

   THE NIGHT ENDS AND WE START DOING OUR CLOSING PROCEDURES. JUST ONE THING THAT WAS VERY NOTICEABLE DURING THE EVENING OF OPEN DOORS......THE TEMPERATURES DROPPED BIG TIME AND THE WIND PICKED UP. IT GOT SO COLD WE CLOSED THE DOORS.  NOW I HAVE A DILEMMA.

  THE TEMPS DROP AND NOW I HAVE TO RIDE MY BIKE HOME IN JUST A TEE SHIRT.  I MEAN IT IS COLD. I TRY ON A GIRL'S SWEATER THAT HAS BEEN HANGING IN OUR HALLWAY FOR MONTHS. I LOOK LIKE TOMMY IN THE MOVIE " TOMMY BOY ".......FAT GUY IN A LITTLE SHIRT.  MY ELDEST LAUGHS AT ME AND CALLS ME A LOSER. SHE ACTUALLY HAS TO HELP ME GET THE SLEEVES OFF. I DECIDE TO JUST BRAVE IT.

  WE FOLLOW EACH OTHER HOME AND SHE GOES TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR A SLEEP OVER. I ARRIVE HOME FREEZING MY BALLS OFF.  

  OUR YOUNGEST HAD A BUNCH OF FRIENDS OVER AND ONE SLEPT OVER. SHE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. IT IS LATE BUT THEY ARE STILL UP. I SAY A QUICK HELLO.

  I MAKE A VODKA / SODA WATER AND START A NEW TV SERIES CALLED " LUKE CAGE ".  SOME VERY RECOGNIZABLE ACTORS LIKE " CHALKIE " FROM " BOARDWALK EMPIRE " , THE CHICK FROM " HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER , AND THE EX-BOXER WHO OWNED A BAR IN ONE OF MY TOP 3 TV SERIES CALLED " BANJEE".  THE FIRST EPISODE IS VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEEP SPORADICALLY. I WOKE UP TWICE...ONCE TO LET THE DOG OUT AND ANOTHER TO PEE.

   SUNDAY      4 - 15 - 18

   SUMMER TURNS BACK TO WINTER PLUS WIND & RAIN.......BLOW.

   PHILLIES WITH ANOTHER NICE WIN AND SWEEP THE RAYS.  THEY ARE AT 6 IN A ROW.

   FLYERS ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED AND GET CRUSHED 5 - 1.  CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU PLAY SO GOOD IN GAME 2 IN PITTSBURGH , THAN COME HOME WITH THAT ELECTRIC HOME ICE FANS , AND GET SMOKED.

   WHEELS ARRIVES HOME FROM HER WEEKEND GET AWAY.  ALWAYS A GOOD TIME IN THE POCONOS.

   INSTEAD OF REMOVING MY MOTORCYCLE BATTERY I DECIDED TO PLACE MANY BLANKETS ON IT LIKE A NEW BORN BABY.

   OFF TO THE NAIL IN THE DRENCHING RAIN. I PROBABLY SHOULD OF WAITED ONE DAY UNTIL THE RAIN STOPPED BUT I DIDN'T. I UNLOADED THE GARAGE TRASH FROM THE VAN INTO OUR DUMPSTER.

   OPEN THE DOORS AND BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.  A BAND WALKS IN 2 HOURS EARLY........NOT A FAN OF THIS.  BUT I CLEANED , PREPPED , AND MADE THEM FOOD.

  I REALLY THOUGHT THE NIGHT WOULD BE BAD WITH THE HORRIBLE WEATHER BUT IT WAS A FUN NIGHT WITH SOME GOOD MUSIC.

   BACK HOME I SETTLE IN.  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF " JESSICA JONES ".  I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD EXCEPT FOR THE FINAL SCENE.

   OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD.

    MONDAY      4 - 16 - 18

    WORSE.......NIGHT.......SLEEPING.........EVER.

    GOOD GOD I WAS UP SO MANY TIMES I JUST STOPPED COUNTING.

    A) WHEELS SHOWS ME A NEW OFFICE BUILDING HER COMPANY BUILT IN CHICAGO.  IT IS CLOSE TO ONE MILLION SQUARE FEET. THIS GIGANTIC STRUCTURE HAS ALL THE AMENITIES A CORPORATE COMPANY COULD WANT FOR THEIR 1000'S OF EMPLOYEES. THIS BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY REALLY DID IT RIGHT. 

    B) WHEELS HEADS OUT OF STATE FOR WORK. I DRIVE HER TO TRENTON , NEW JERSEY'S AIRPORT TO SAVE $200 ON HER FLIGHT COSTS WHICH IS PAID BY HER COMPANY.  THE AIRPORT IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF OUR BACK YARD.  THE GOOD THING IS I DROVE HER EARLY AFTERNOON TO AVOID MAJOR TRAFFIC. THE BAD THING IS WHEELS HAD TO SIT IN AN AIRPORT FOR 5 HOURS.

    ANYONE SEE WHY A) AND B) DON'T MIX ?

   AFTER MISSING A TURN BUT NOT LOSING TOO MUCH TIME I RETURN HOME FROM THE TRENTON AIRPORT.  I DO SOME BOOK WORK AND TAKE MY KID TO THE DENTIST.  WHILE OUR YOUNGEST WAS DOING THE DENTIST THING I WENT TO THE BANK TO MAKE 2 DEPOSITS AND GET A $205 CERTIFIED MONEY ORDER.

    WHY A CERTIFIED MONEY ORDER ? OUR ELDEST GOT A SPEEDING TICKET FOR FOLLOWING A POLICE OFFICER. YEP.........NORTH CAROLINA HAS A NICE LITTLE RACKET GOING ON. IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT THE TICKET , WHICH WE WANTED TO , YOU HAVE TO BE THERE IN COURT , IN NORTH CAROLINA.  WHO THE HELL IS GOING TO DRIVE BACK TO FIGHT A TICKET IF YOUR FROM PA ?  OH , MONEY ORDERS FROM MY OWN BANK NOW CHARGE $5.......$10 FOR A CERTIFIED CHECK. IT USED TO BE FREE.  ONE WORD HERE........BLOW.

  RE-ROOFED MY GARAGE AND THAT TORRENTIAL DOWN POUR OF RAIN WAS A GOOD TEST.  MY 6 BIG LEAKS IS NOW DOWN TO 2 SMALL LEAKS ON THE ONE SIDE. OH , JUST ONE MORE THING.....THE OTHER HALF OF THE ROOF NOW HAS A LEAK.

   SPEAKING OF RAIN AND WATER I WENT DOWN OUR BASEMENT TO SEE IF ANY WATER GOT TO OUR FLOORS. IT DID.  NOT A BIG SECTION BUT 2 FANS ARE BLOWING ON THE AREA NOW. KEY WORD " BLOW ".

   TRIED CALLING P.E.C.O. TO RE-SCHEDULE AGAIN. 15 TIMES THIS HAS NOT WORKED.  A SIMPLE HEADS UP CALL WAS NOT SENT TO ME AGAIN.  FRUSTRATING BUT TECHNICALLY I REALLY DON'T CARE.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND BARTEND FOR THE NIGHT.  THE TEMPS DROPPED AGAIN AND CHANGING THE LETTERS ON THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE SHOULD BE ALOT WARMER ON APRIL 16TH.

   MIKE MISSANELLIE HAS A RADIO SHOW ON 95.7 THE FANATIC. HE IS NOW BEING SIMULCASTED ON TV ON COMCAST SPORTS NETWORK WHICH IS NOW NBC SPORTS.  I TUNED IN AND WATCHED IT AND IT WAS GOOD.  I KNEW WHAT HE LOOKED LIKE BUT HIS 2 SIDE KICK/HOSTS I DID NOT. THE GUY HAS A VOICE OF A 70 YEAR OLD........IN WHICH HE IS 25. THE OTHER CO-HOST IS A GIRL AND PRETTY DAMN HOT.

  OH , MIKE MISS PREDICTED THE 76ERS TO WIN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE AND GO TO THE NBA FINALS. HE SAID THEY WOULD CRUSH MIAMI. WELL , TONIGHT MIAMI BEAT US.  SERIES TIED 1 -1.......GOOD CALL MIKE.

  PHILLIES LOSE 2 - 1 TO THE BRAVE AGAIN.

   MY YOUNGEST LOVES OUR FRENCH FRIES AT THE NAIL. I TOLD HER TO TEXT ME BY 9:40PM IF SHE WANTED ANY......NOT A MINUTE AFTER.  THE KID TEXTS ME AT 9:41PM.  THAT WOULD BE ONE MINUTE TOO LATE. OF COURSE WE TEXT BACK AND FORTH ABOUT THE LATE RESPONSE AND I COULD NOT MAKE THEM FOR HER.

   ARRIVE HOME AND HIDE THE FRENCH FRIES I MADE FOR MY KID.  THE PUP AND HER GREET ME AND SHE WAS BUMMED ABOUT NO FRENCH FRIES ( SO SHE THOUGHT ). I SAY TO HER , " HMMMMMMMM , KINDA SMELLS LIKE FRENCH FRIES IN HERE. "  THE KID RESPONDS , " I MICROWAVED SOME CHINESE FOOD EARLIER THAT COULD BE IT. " I SAY TO HER AGAIN , " NO , IT DEFINITELY SMELLS LIKE FRENCH FRIES IN HERE. " WITH MY EYES I FOCUS ON HER , THAN TO THE HIDING SPOT , THAN TO HER , THAN TO THE HIDING SPOT , THAN TO HER..........SHE PUT 2 AND 2 TOGETHER AND YELLED OUT " YEAH !!! ".  10 SECONDS LATER SHE WAS ON HER BED ENJOYING THE FRIES WITH THE PUP.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME WINE. I WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF " LAST MAN ON EARTH ". KINDA A FUN COMEDY SHOW.

   UP ALL NIGHT AND THAN FINALLY FELL ASLEEP AT 5:45AM.  I WAS HAVING A VERY COOL DREAM UNTIL MY KID WOKE ME UP AT 6:15AM.

    TUESDAY         4 - 17 - 18

   SO , MONDAY NIGHT WAS PRETTY MUCH THE WORST NIGHT I EVER SLEPT AND TUESDAY WASN'T MUCH BETTER.  I AM BREAKING DOWN SO WHY NOT OTHER THINGS TOO? COUNT HOW MAY THINGS DON'T WORK.

   I GO DOWN MY BASEMENT AND FIND A SECTION OF CARPET IS WET.  I USE 2 FANS TO BEGIN DRYING THE AREA. I FIX A 3RD FAN BY COMPLETELY TAKING IT APART , CLEANING IT , AND LUBRICATING ALL MOVING PARTS. I SAVED SOME LUBE FOR LATER ON TONIGHT.  I ADD THE FIXED 3RD FAN TO THE DRYING PROCESS IN THE BASEMENT. I RETURN 6 HOURS LATER AND IT IS NOT DRYING WELL. SO , I USE A CARPET SHAMPOO VACUUM TO SUCK UP AT LEAST 1 GALLON OF WATER. I USE THE 3 FANS FOR ANOTHER 6 HOURS AND IT SEEMS TO BE DRYING MUCH BETTER. I ALSO TURNED ON THE HEAT IN THE BASEMENT TO HELP THE DRYING PROCESS TOO.  4 HOURS LATER , I CHECKED THE RADIATOR AND IT DID NOT GET HOT......OF COURSE. I WILL LOOK AT THIS PROBLEM TOMORROW.

   NEXT......THE FRIGGIN RABBIT.  MY ELDEST USED A BED SHEET ON THE FLOOR FOR THE RABBIT TO HIPPITY HOP AROUND ON.   THIS IS SO CUTE.  BUT AFTER 2 1/2 WEEKS OF THE RABBIT HOPPING AROUND ON THIS SAME BLANKET LET'S JUST SAY THE SHEET TURNED COLOR...........THE COLOR YELLOW.  THERE IS RABBIT POOP , URINE , AND SCRAPS OF FOOD ALL OVER. I VACUUMED THE WHOLE ROOM. LITTLE RABBIT PELLET FECES ALL OVER THE PLACE..............COMPLETELY DISGUSTING. MY YOUNGEST AND I SPENT TIME THROWING EVERYTHING OUT, CLEANING THE CAGE , REPLACING ALL OLD FOOD & WATER , VACUUMING , USING WIPES , AND RE-BEDDING ANY AREAS WITH WOOD SHAVINGS. THESE ANIMALS ARE CUTE BUT THEY NEED CARE AND CONSISTENT UPKEEP. SO GLAD OUR ELDEST GOT THIS RABBIT AND KEEPS IT IN HER BEDROOM WHILE SHE IS AT COLLEGE.  NOT THE BEST DECISION HERE.

  OH , THE BEDROOM WHERE THE RABBIT IS HAS A TV. MY YOUNGEST WANTED TO WATCH " ELLEN ". I FIXED THE TV SEVERAL DAYS AGO AND NOW IT IS NOT WORKING AGAIN. I WILL LOOK AT THIS ANOTHER DAY.

   I TRY TO TAKE A NAP BUT ONLY FALL ASLEEP FOR MAYBE 15 MINUTES.  WHY 15 MINUTES ? WELL , NORMALLY I SAY THIS IS ABOUT HOW LONG I SLEEP BUT THE DOG CAME IN MY ROOM AND POKED HER COLD NOSE RIGHT IN MY ASS.  I JUMPED TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BED AND YELLED " WHAT THE FUCK ? "  I WILL NEVER ASK WHEELS FOR ANAL AGAIN.

   TO THE NAIL AND QUICKLY FIND OUT OUR BEER DRAFTS ARE POURING WARM AGAIN. THIS WAS FIXED AND COST MONEY 3 MONTHS AGO. I WILL MEET OUR TECH TOMORROW. WHAT WAS WEIRD IS A PATRON DRINKING 3 DRAFTS AND THAN FINALLY MOVING TO BOTTLED BEER. HE NEVER DOES THIS SO I TESTED THE DRAFT.....IT WAS WARM. I BEGIN TROUBLE SHOOTING TO SEE IF I CAN FIX IT. CO2 WAS FINE AND SO WAS THE COMPRESSOR & CONDENSER. I TESTED ALL THE 5 DRAFT BEERS AND ALL 5 WERE WARM.......BLOW.

   CREDIT CARD MACHINE NOT WORKING ON INTERNET SPEED. LAST NIGHT , I UNPLUGGED THE MACHINE FOR 30 SECONDS AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER. I ACTUALLY FORGOT ABOUT DOING THIS BECAUSE THE NEXT NIGHT I RAN A PATRON'S CREDIT CARD AND IT WOULD ONLY WORK USING A TELEPHONE LINE.......AND IT TOOK 3 ATTEMPTS. I WILL CALL A TECH TO FIX THIS TOO.

   SET ANOTHER MEETING WITH P.E.C.O. FOR MID MAY. THE MAIN REP I HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH HAS NOT RETURNED MY CALLS. GEE , I AM SO SURPRISED.

   POOL TEAM ARRIVES AND IT WAS A FUN NIGHT. IT WAS LAID BACK BUT I ENJOYED IT ESPECIALLY WHEN I LET A POOL PLAYER FINISH MY INTERNET POKER GAME. HE WON AND WAS PRETTY HAPPY. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I LET HIM TAKE IT OVER AND HE WON BOTH TIMES.

   CAN SOME BAND WORK DONE. THIS WEEKEND AND THROUGH TUESDAY WE HAVE 50 ACTS / BANDS COMING THROUGH.  YES......50. OH........PLUS A SINGING DOG. SEE FACEBOOK AD I POSTED. KINDA FUNNY.

   MAKE SOME FRENCH FRIES AND MAC & CHEESE WEDGES FOR MY YOUNGEST. I BRING THEM HOME FOR HER. THE KID WAS QUITE HAPPY.

   PHILLIES WITH A NICE COME BACK WIN.  THEY WON IN 10 INNINGS 5 - 1. THE PHILLIES HAVE A WINNING RECORD BUT OF COURSE A PERSON POSTS ON FACEBOOK THE PHILLIES ARE 2 -5 AGAINST TEAMS WITH WINNING RECORDS. THEY DID THE SAME THING WITH THE 76ERS AND THEIR 18 GAME WIN STREAK SAYING MOST OF THE WINS WERE AGAINST BAD TEAMS.

   WATCH AN EPISODE OF " LUKE CAGE " AND FALL ASLEEP. I WILL RE-WATCH IT TOMORROW.

   LOCAL BAR LAYS OFF 2 BARTENDERS , WILL BE CLOSING ON SUNDAYS , AND WILL NOT SERVE FOOD ANYMORE. WE HAVE BEEN HEARING RUMORS ABOUT THIS BAR AND I REALLY HATE SEEING BARS DO BAD. I CERTAINLY KNOW THE PAIN OF KEEPING YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER WHEN PAYING THE BILLS.  I WAS AT THIS BAR 2 WEEKS AGO AND I DROPPED AT LEAST $300.  I KNEW SOMETHING WAS UP WHEN MOST OF THE BEER AND LIQUOR STOCKED WAS ABOUT 30% AVAILABLE.

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW IS THIS SUNDAY AT 6PM. YOU CAN LISTEN IN AT WWW.MIXLR.COM/LIVEATTHENAIL

   WEDNESDAY       4 - 18 - 18

  FIXING DAY :

   SO DEPRESSING......FLYERS GET SMOKED AGAIN IN THEIR OWN BUILDING.  PHILLIES LOSE ALSO TO MAKE THE WOUND A LITTLE MORE SALTIER.

   START THE DAY GETTING UP LATE........6:45AM.  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND BACK HOME TO FINISH MY COMPUTER WORK.

   FEEL BAD FOR THE POOPING RABBIT. IT IS KINDA LIKE PRISON. THIS ANIMAL IS IN A CRATE AND WE VISIT IT FOR 15 MINUTES A DAY MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY.  MY YOUNGEST AND I DID HANG OUT IN THE ROOM LONGER TODAY BECAUSE IT TOOK ME TIME TO FIX THE CABLE TV PROBLEM.

   APRIL STILL CHILLY IN THE MORNING THOUGH ALMOST 60 DEGREES IN THE AFTERNOON IS NOT TOO BAD.

   MEET REFRIGERANT TECHS AT THE NAIL. THEY FIX A LEAK ON OUR DRAFT BEERS AND REFILL THE SYSTEM.  $400.......NICE.

   I TALK TO A TECHNICIAN ABOUT OUR CREDIT CARD TERMINAL.  APPARENTLY IT NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED.  THEY WILL SEND US OUT A NEW MACHINE AND WE WILL TRY TO FIX THE OLD ONE FOR NOW.  THE PROBLEM IS CREDIT CARD SALES DO NOT TRANSACT VIA THE INTERNET ANYMORE WHICH IS VERY FAST.  IT GOES TO BACK-UP MODE AND TRANSACTS THROUGH THE PHONE LINE.  I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR ON THE PHONE WITH THE REP.

    GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " LUKE CAGE " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

   LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW IS THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6PM.

    THURSDAY      4 - 19 - 18

  UP EARLY AND GET OUR YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL. MOST OF THE DAY I DO LITTLE THINGS AND COMPUTER STUFF.

  WATCH 2 " LUKE CAGE " EPISODES. BOTH WERE GOOD.

  ARM , SHOULDER , AND NECK PAIN ARE STILL THERE. IT IS MAYBE 50% BETTER AT BEST. I AM STILL GETTING SENSATION FEELINGS ON MY FINGER TIPS. I TAKE A LONG SHOWER ( 15 MINUTES ) AND IT HELPS A LITTLE.

  YOUNGEST GOES AND GETS HER NAILS DONE WITH FRIENDS IN PREPARATION FOR HER PROM DANCE.  I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO WATCH OUR 76ERS WIN BY 20 POINTS. THE GAME WAS MUCH CLOSER THAN THE SCORE. 

  PHILLIES WIN GAME ONE OF THEIR LONGEST HOME STAND OF THE SEASON.......10 STRAIGHT GAMES AT HOME.

  ANOTHER DAY , ANOTHER 2 HOURS ON THE PHONE TO FIX OUR CREDIT CARD TERMINAL. AFTER 2 FRIGGIN' HOURS , 2 TECHS , AND ONE REP WE FINALLY GET THE MACHINE TO WORK.

  I DECIDE TO PREP THE NAIL FOR FRIDAY NIGHT.  I GET EVERYTHING DONE BY 10PM. 

   SOME REGULARS COME IN AND IT WAS NICE TO CHILL WITH THEM. AN EMOTIONAL EMPLOYEE LED A PRAYER OR TRADITIONAL WORDS ON THE EVE OF HIS BROTHER'S BIRTHDAY WHO HAD PASSED. THEY WILL LAY HIS ASHES AND BURN HIS GUITAR TOMORROW NIGHT WITH SOME FRIENDS.

   HOME LATE LATE NIGHT I DECIDE TO JUST GO TO BED. IT'S 1:45AM AND I AM PRETTY TIRED.  I DO LET THE PUP OUT FIRST.

   MOST BAND OR ACTS I BOOK HAVE ANYWHERE FROM 1500 - 3500 FACEBOOK FRIENDS. AN EXCITED PROMOTER ASKED ME FOR A DATE AND I BOOKED IT. THE NAME OF THE ARTIST IS " KRIZZ KALIKO ". I HAVE NO IDEA WHO HE IS BUT HE HAS OVER 1/2 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON FACEBOOK.

   FRIDAY      4 - 20 - 18

   WHEELS IS BACK FROM A WEEK LONG BUSINESS TRIP IN THE WINDY CITY. THE TRADITIONAL STOP AT " NICK'S ROAST BEEF IS BACK TOO. IT IS ALSO NICE THAT OUR ELDEST PICKED HER UP AT THE AIRPORT. IT ALSO CRACKS ME UP THAT WHEELS NEEDED TO TEXT ME FOR DIRECTIONS HOME.

   GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND EACH MORNING THE KID TEXTS ME SHE IS AT THE BUS STOP. I TEXT BACK " OKAY " AND THAN WE TEXT " LOVE YOU , HAVE A GOOD DAY".........KINDA NICE.

   STILL FIGHTING THIS ARM , SHOULDER , AND NECK PAIN.  IT IS DEFINITELY BETTER BUT THE PAIN IS STILL THERE.

   WATCHED ANOTHER " LUKE CAGE ".  IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO RUN A SHOW. AN EASY NIGHT TO SAY THE LEAST WHEN 33 ACTS ARE BOOKED AND ONLY 7 PERFORMED.  I WAS HOME BY 10:30PM.  WE HAD A GREAT CREW TONIGHTAND MY YOUNGEST COOKING 20 ORDERS OF FOOD REALLY HELPS BIG TIME.

    ELECTRONICS AND CAR ENGINES ARE NOT MY THING. OUR SOUNDMAN EXPLAINING TO ME OUR PA SYSTEM MADE BOTH OF US LAUGH AS HE USED THE WORD " LOAD " SEVERAL TIMES AND THAN THE WORD " JUICES " IN DESCRIBING HOW AMPLIFIERS AND SUCH WORK. I COULD ONLY THINK OF PORN.

   I WAS VERY JEALOUS OF A TEXT A PERSON GOT...........BEST TEXT EVER.  I WILL NOT DIVULGE THE CONTENT OR NAME OF THIS PERSON BUT IT IS EVERY MAN'S DREAM OF SEEING ON THEIR CELL PHONE.

   PHILLY 2 - PITTSBURGH 0   ----    OUR FLYERS AND PHILLIES FACED OFF TONIGHT AGAINST THE PENGUINS AND PIRATES.  IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE 2 WINS.

   IT MIGHT BE STAVING OFF THE INEVITABLE BUT THE FLYERS KEPT THEIR PLAY-OFF HOPES ALIVE BY BEATING THE PENGUINS IN PITTSBURGH 4 - 2. A SUPER EXCITING GAME WHERE THE FLYERS BROKE A TIED GAME BY SCORING WITH 1:15 LEFT.  THEY ADDED AN EMPTY NETTER TO SEAL THE DEAL. ME PREDICTING A SHORT HAND GOAL AND EMPTY NETTER GOAL MADE IT EVEN SWEETER.  HEY , I FIGURED THE FLYERS WERE RETURNING BACK TO PHILLY WHETHER THEY WIN OR LOSE SO WHY NOT WIN AND PLAY ONE MORE HOME GAME.

   PHILLIES BEAT ( FOR THE 2ND TIME ) ONE OF THE HOTTEST TEAMS IN BASEBALL......THE PIRATES.  DOWN 1 - 0 THEY COME BACK AND WIN 2 - 1. AGAIN , NICE TO SEE.

    BACK HOME THE KIDS ENJOY NICK'S ROAST BEEF WHILE WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN WITH SOME LIBATIONS. I DRANK BRANDY AND TOTALLY REGRET IT BECAUSE THE NEXT MORNING I HAD A SUGAR HEADACHE. ALL WEEK I WAS GOOD STAYING AWAY FROM BEER AND BRANDY.

   LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW IS THIS SUNDAY AT 6PM

   SATURDAY        4 - 21 - 18

   LEARNED MY LESSON........WILL NOT DO THAT AGAIN.

   START MORNING OFF UP EARLY. GEE , WHAT'S NEW. 

   YOUNGEST AND WHEELS TRAVEL TO GET HAIR DONE WHILE I CHILL BECAUSE I HAVE A LONG NIGHT. THEY ARRIVED HOME 6 HOURS LATER. OUR YOUNGEST IS BECOMING AN ADULT AND I NOT WANTING ANY PART OF IT. LATER WHEELS SHOWED ME PICTURES OF HER IN A PROM DRESS.........GOOD LOOKING KID.

   76ERS WITH A MONSTER WIN AND I AM NOT SURE HOW THEY DID IT.  THE FIRST 3 QUARTERS THEY TURNED THE BALL OVER THE MOST THEY EVER HAD ALL SEASON. YET , THEY STUCK AROUND AND IN THE 4TH QUARTER PUSHED THE METAL TO THE PETAL.  THIS TEAM HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL HERE.

  PHILLIES BEAT THE PIRATES AGAIN. THE COACH IS EXCITABLE AND ALWAYS PUMPED LIKE RICHARD SIMMONS BUT IF THE WINS KEEP COMING ON HIS PHILOSOPHY OF USING THE NUMBERS THAN SO BE IT.

   FINISHED SEASON 1 OF " LUKE CAGE ".  THOUGHT THE ENDING WAS OKAY. OVERALL A GOOD SERIES TO WATCH.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  WE HAD A HIP HOP SHOW AND I LEARNED MY LESSON ABOUT BOOKING THESE SHOWS ON WEEKENDS.  FUNNY THING IS THE MUSIC DID NOT REALLY BOTHER ME THAT MUCH. THEY WERE HAVING FUN JUMPING UP AND DOWN ON THE STAGE AND IN THE MAIN ROOM SO THAT WAS KINDA COOL TO SEE.  BUT , AND THERE IS ALWAYS A BUT , SOME OF THESE YOUNG ADULTS HAVE ATTITUDE AND ARE SNEAKY.  IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS I DID NOT ENJOY WORKING AT THE NAIL. I AM NOT GOING TO GET INTO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE DONE DURING THE EVENING BUT I WILL NEVER BOOK A SHOW LIKE THIS AGAIN ESPECIALLY ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY.  I FELT BAD FOR EVERYONE FROM THE BARTENDER TO THE SOUNDMAN TO THE DOORMAN I GAVE OFF.

  WHEELS HEADS OUT TO DINNER WITH SOME FRIENDS AND ENDS UP AT THE LITTLE CLUB WHERE SHE SAW MANY OLD NAIL REGULARS.  PEOPLE IN THEIR 60'S AND STILL PARTYING.........GOOD FOR THEM.

  AFTER THE SHOW I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED I FIGURED I SIT DOWN AND HAVE A DRINK OR TWO WITH SOME REGULARS. I STARED AT THE WALK-IN FRIDGE WHICH HAS 50 DIFFERENT TYPES OF BEER. FOR ABOUT 20 SECONDS I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHAT I WANTED.  MY STOMACH WAS SO UPSET I DECIDED TO JUST HEAD HOME.  TONIGHT GAVE ME A GLIMPSE OF THE SOME OF OUR YOUTH AND MAN WAS IT DISCOURAGING. ON A POSITIVE NOTE SOME OF THE ACTS I DID LIKE.

   BACK HOME I CHILL FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES WITH WHEELS. SHE WAS FEELING GOOD AND I WASN'T SO I JUST HEADED TO BED.

    HAD A SEXUAL DREAM ABOUT AN EX SISTER-IN-LAW. THE SEXUAL CONTENT WAS THERE WITHOUT ANY SEX.  MAN , CAN'T EVEN DREAM OF BANGING.

    SUNDAY      4 - 22 - 18

  ONE OF THE FUNNIER RADIO SHOWS HAPPENED TONIGHT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ADD A SINGING DOG INTO THE INTERVIEWS. THE LAUGHS WERE A PLENTY AND I PAID FOR IT BECAUSE I STAYED AFTER THE SHOW BY ENJOYING SOME BEER AND BRANDY. THAN I MET WHEELS AND A FRIEND AT A LOCAL PUB AND DRANK MORE.  I AM NOT FEELING GOOD AND I MUST STOP THIS BRANDY KICK BECAUSE OF THE SUGAR HEADACHES THE NEXT MORNING. ANYWAY , I MUST THANK THE BANDS FOR HAVING FUN WITH US , TAKING PICTURES OF OUR HOSTS , AND DOING VIDEOS OF THE SHOW. THIS WAS A DAMN GOOD TIME.  THE BANDS INTERVIEWED AND ON THIS SHOW WERE BIG BABY , WAITING FOR DECEMBER , SMARTY PANTS , SUFFACOX MACH II , RADIO TAG , NIIC THE SINGING DOG , LATE LAST NITE , AND GROWING.

   THERE WILL ALSO BE PICTURES OF OUR BARTENDER MIMICKING ME IN COSTUME THANKS TO THE BAND SMARTY PANTS WHO HAPPEN TO BRING A TRUNK LOAD OF DISGUISES.

   A NICE DAY AND IT WAS RUINED BY OUR FLYERS.  THEY LOST AT HOME 3 TIMES.  NOT LOST BUT GOT SMOKED. WE KNEW THE PENGUINS ARE THE BETTER TEAM BUT HAVING A 4 - 2 LEAD AND LOSING 8 - 5 JUST STUNG SO MUCH AND PUT ME IN SUCH A SOMBER MOOD.

   PHILLIES SWEEP THE PIRATES. AT LEAST THIS IS ONE PHILLY TEAM THAT COULD BEAT PITTSBURGH.

   YOU WILL SEE FUN PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF THE RADIO SHOW HOSTS , SINGING DOG , AND MORE ON FACEBOOK.

   OH , I FORGOT I HAD A MARTINI CALLED " SPRING CLEANING ".  AFTER THE SHOW WAS FUN HANGING WITH BIG B.  ALWAYS ENTERTAINING HEARING HIS STORIES.

   BACK HOME I IMMEDIATELY HEADED TO A LOCAL PUB AND MET UP WITH WHEELS AND A FRIEND.  A NICE BARTENDER WHO OWNED BARS IN HIS PAST WAS COOL. IT WAS GOOD TO CHILL.

  BACK HOME FOR A 2ND TIME I STAYED UP A LITTLE BIT BUT PRETTY MUCH HEADED TO BED.  MAN DID 6:15AM COME QUICKLY.

     MONDAY      4 - 23 - 18

   WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE ?

   IN TORONTO A 25 YEAR PSYCHOPATH MOWED DOWN MANY PEOPLE WITH A CARGO VAN ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST STREETS IN CANADA. 10 PEOPLE DIED AND MANY MORE INJURED.

   IN OUR OWN BACK YARD , JUST BLOCKS FROM OUR HOUSE A MURDER SUICIDE OCCURRED.  2 WOMEN WERE FOUND DEAD.  LATE NIGHT I TRIED TO RIDE BY ON MY MOTORCYCLE BUT THE STREET WAS BLOCKED OFF AND LOTS OF POLICE AND NEWS VANS WERE THERE.

  A WAFFLE HOUSE NEAR NASHVILLE HAD 4 BEAUTIFUL YOUNG PEOPLE KILLED BY A FUCKING ASSHOLE WITH AN ASSAULT RIFLE. THEY CAUGHT HIM AND THE GUY HAD SERIOUS PRIORS LIKE JUMPING A FENCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE.  AFTER THAT HE WAS SANCTIONED NEVER TO OWN A WEAPON.  2 YEARS LATER DAD GAVE HIM ALL HIS GUNS BACK.

    SO , WHAT THE HELL DO I TALK ABOUT ?  MY LIFE IS INCONSEQUENTIAL COMPARED TO WHAT VICTIM'S FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW. MAN , I JUST DON'T GET IT.

   SPENT TIME EDITING SUNDAY NIGHT'S RADIO SHOW. IT CAME OUT VERY GOOD AND CAN BE LISTENED TO ON THIS WEBSITE - JUST CLICK RADIO SHOW IN THE LEFT INDEX.

  SPENT ABOUT 40 MINUTES TRYING TO FIX A VACUUM CLEANER.

   WEATHER TURNED NICE SO I DID SOME OUTSIDE WORK. MY NEIGHBOR PLANTED SOME BUSHES IN OUR FRONT GARDEN WHILE I MOWED THE LAWN. I WAS HAPPY MY RIDING AND SELF PROPELLED MOWERS BOTH STARTED RIGHT UP. I FELT BAD AS I RAN OVER A 3 FOOT GARDNER SNAKE. I AM A FAN OF ALL ANIMALS AND I NEVER SAW THIS REPTILE.  I PICKED THE SNAKE UP TO SHOW WHEELS. SHE WALKED BACK IN THE HOUSE.

   MY MOTORCYCLE STARTED RIGHT UP AGAIN SO I PICKED UP MY YOUNGEST AFTER ART CLUB.  A WONDERFUL SLOW RIDE HOME.

   SPEAKING OF ART - ( WILL POST THIS ON FACEBOOK FOR FAMILY TO SEE LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW ) - OUR YOUNGEST ENTERED HER ART AGAIN IN THE ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION.  5 WELL KNOWN ARTISTS JUDGE AND SELECT THE WINNERS WHILE CONGRESSMAN PATRICK MEEHAN GAVE OUT THE AWARDS.  OVER 650,000 ARTISTS PARTICIPATED IN THIS ANNUAL COMPETITION SINCE 1982. THAT IS 25,000 ENTRIES ANNUALLY. WELL , OUR YOUNGEST PLACED 3RD. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST ATTENDED THE CEREMONY AT THE DARLINGTON ART CENTER IN GARNET VALLEY. THEY GOT TO MEET THE CONGRESSMAN. THE WINNERS HAVE THEIR ARTWORK DISPLAYED FOR ONE YEAR AT THE U.S. CAPITOL.  THE AWARD SHE RECEIVED IS VERY COOL.

   OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE TO PREP , HANG OUT , STOCK , CLEAN , AND MAKE LISTS.  I WAS HAPPY FOR THE WASHINGTON CAPITAL FANS. THE CAPS WON THEIR 1ST ROUND SERIES AFTER BEING DOWN 0 - 2 AND LOSING BOTH GAMES AT HOME. THEY REALLY STEPPED UP UNLIKE OUR FLYERS. CAPS VS PENGUINS IN THE 2ND ROUND FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT YEAR.

   RIDE HOME AND LIKE I SAID ABOVE I TRIED TO GO BY THE MURDER SCENE JUST BLOCKS FROM MY HOUSE. IT WAS TOTALLY CLOSED OFF BY THE POLICE.  NEWS VANS AND HELICOPTERS WERE STILL THERE.

  CHILL WITH WHEELS AND WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF " HOMELAND ". THAN OUR CELL PHONES GO OFF.  OUR ELDEST DROVE HERSELF TO THE HOSPITAL.  POOR KID HAD TO WAIT 3 HOURS BEFORE BEING SEEN OR DIAGNOSED. BY THAT TIME BOTH WHEELS AND I WERE ASLEEP.

     TUESDAY      4 - 24 - 18

  MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE MURDER / SUICIDE BLOCKS FROM OUR HOUSE. A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN JUST HIRED BY VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A JEALOUS WIFE. APPARENTLY THERE WAS AN AFFAIR GOING ON. THE WIFE SHOT THE TEACHER IN HER HOME OF 3 WEEKS THAN TURNED THE GUN ON HERSELF. THE HUSBAND FOUND THE BODIES AFTER HIS MISTRESS NEVER SHOWED UP FOR A DINNER DATE.  DAMN SHAME ON THIS OUTCOME.

   CALLED 8 BEER DISTRIBUTORS TO TRY TO FIND 16 OUNCE PBR POUNDERS. THE BEER YARD IN WAYNE TOLD ME THEY STOCK THE PRODUCT. I ARRIVE AND THEY HAVE A HALF OF CASE. I DISAPPOINTEDLY PURCHASED IT AND IT DEFINITELY CAME IN HANDY TONIGHT. THE OWNER QUESTIONS ME CALLING THEM WHEN FINALLY THE YOUNG WORKER SAID IT WAS HIM.  OH , THE WORKER RANG ME UP AND SAID , " THAT WILL BE $23 PLEASE ? " I RESPONDED , " DUDE , THIS IS A HALF CASE OF PABST BLUE RIBBON. THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL A FULL CASE IS $46. " THE OWNER QUICKLY JUMPED IN , APOLOGIZED , AND CHARGED ME $12.

   WATCH AN EPISODE OF " LAST MAN ON EARTH ". THIS IS A PRETTY FUNNY SERIES.

   IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO WATCH " BROCKMIRE ". THE 2ND SEASON STARTS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

   SO GLAD I MOWED THE LAWNS 2 DAYS AGO. I DID NOT KNOW ALL THIS RAIN WAS COMING.

   STOP AT A LOCAL BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT. SOMETIMES I LIKE MAKING RUNS TO SEVERAL PLACES ALL IN ONE AREA OR AT LEAST I PLAN IT THAT WAY.

   WHEELS HEADS TO A THEATRE SHOW WITH BOTH MOMS. THEY SAID IT WAS GOOD BUT WAY TOO LONG. 

   WHITE CEILINGS..........BECOME YELLOW.  YEP , A FAMILY MEMBER PAINTING A HOUSE CEILING SHOWED ME THIS BY TEXTING ME A PICTURE.  I REMEMBER IT WELL BECAUSE THE NAIL CEILINGS USED TO BE WHITE.  THEY TURNED YELLOW FROM THE SMOKE. IT WAS NOT LONG UNTIL I PAINTED THE WHOLE CEILING BLACK.

  POSTED A 3 FACEBOOK PICTURES OF OUR YOUNGEST AND HER HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE AWARD GIVEN TO HER FROM CONGRESSMAN MEEHAN. ALOT OF COUSINS , FAMILY , AND FRIENDS COMMENTED ON IT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. 3 ACTS WERE COMING THROUGH SO I DID SOUND , DOOR , COOK , AND BARTEND.  I MUST SAY ALL 3 ACTS WERE QUITE ENTERTAINING. HERE IS MY TAKE :

 1ST BAND CALLED SHY BOYZ - GUITAR PLAYER STARTS BY DESCRIBING SOUNDS OF USING AND NOT USING A FOOT PEDAL FOR AN ELECTRIC GUITAR. HE SAYS HE HAS A POPULAR FOLLOWING ON YOUTUBE. HE MAKES A LIVE TUTORIAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO DEMONSTRATION FOR US....IN JEST I ASSUME. OK........DIFFERENT. THEY CHANGE COSTUMES BETWEEN SONGS AND PERFORM 80"S POP ROCK ORIGINAL SONGS WITH WIGS AND TIGHT OUTFITS.  ANOTHER GUITAR PLAYER CLAIMS TO BE A CHEF AND MAKES A MEATLOAF ON STAGE. AGAIN ENTERTAINING AND HUMOROUS.  THEY ALSO DO A SONG ABOUT SLEEP APNEA AND WEAR C-PAP MASKS DURING IT ALONG WITH ANOTHER SONG ABOUT THE LEAD SINGER'S FATHER BEING GAY. THEY REMINDED ME OF  A RATED PG SMARTY PANTS BAND. IT GETS BETTER......THE LAST SONG THEY PERFORM IN DIAPERS. I TOLD ONE ADORABLE ASIAN GIRL , " I CAN'T STOP LOOKING AT THEM. " SHE GIGGLED AND I THOUGHT OF HER IN DIAPERS.

 2ND BAND CALLED " SNAIL MATE " FROM ARIZONA.  A 2 PIECE BOYFRIEND / GIRLFRIEND PERFORMED AN ELECTRONIC / TECHNO SET. THE GIRL WAS TALL THIN AND CUTE WITH HALF HER HEAD SHAVED. SHE LOOKED VERY SIMILAR TO THE FEMALE SCIENTIST HOST OF THE TV SHOW " FINDING BIGFOOT ".  I LIKED THEM AND WAS KINDA JEALOUS OF THE BOYFRIEND. THEY WERE TOURING AROUND THE COUNTRY AND SLEEPING IN A VAN. THEY WERE LEAVING WHEN BOTH OF THEM SHOOK MY HAND TO SAY GOODBYE. HE THAN TURNED TO HIS GIRL FRIEND AND SAID , " WHY DON'T YOU MAKE THE BED WHILE I LOAD THE LAST EQUIPMENT. "

  3RD ACT - N I I C ( PRONOUNCED " NICE " ) THE SINGING DOG WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A BEAUTIFUL BLONDE ASSISTANT. THE GUY , WHO DID OUR RADIO SHOW , AGAIN DRESSED AS A DOG AND PERFORMED FOR 45 MINUTES IN A HOT DOG SUIT.  IT WAS LIE THE PHILLIE PHANATIC MATED WITH ASTRO FROM THE JETSONS.......AND HAD A GREEN PUP. WHEELS AND HER MOM STOPPED AT THE NAIL AFTER THE THEATRE TO EXCHANGE VEHICLES. I ACTUALLY WENT OUT BACK WHERE MY MOTHER-IN-LAW WAS WAITING FOR WHEELS AND SAID , " YOU HAVE TO COME INSIDE FOR ONE MINUTE. " SHE CAME IN AND SAW THE GREEN SINGING DOG PLAYING GUITAR WITH A BACKING TRACK OF DANCE MUSIC......SHE GIGGLED.

  THE ONE THING I APPRECIATED WAS EVERY ACT WAS OVER THE TOP NICE AND RESPECTFUL. ALL OF THEM WERE REALLY GOOD PEOPLE AND GOOD MUSICIANS.

  I PUT AWAY OUR HOUSE DRUM KIT ONE BAND USED ALONG WITH THE WALL DIVIDERS I MOVED OUT EARLIER TO MAKE ROOM AND ACCESS THE DRUM KIT.  BY 12:30AM I HAD ALL MY CLOSING PROCEDURES DONE.

   ORDERED GLOWING GREEN WRISTLETS. THEY CAME IN TODAY.

   ORDERED A NEW CREDIT CARD TERMINAL. I WAS HAPPY TO SEE IT WAS DELIVERED TODAY AT OUR HOUSE. I AM RELUCTANT TO INSTALL THE NEW TERMINAL BECAUSE I LIKE OUR OLD ONE AND HOW IT IS SET-UP NOW. NO SOONER THAN THINKING THIS THE LAST TRANSACTION OF THE NIGHT SAID ON THE OLD TERMINAL SCREEN......" REPLACE WITH NEW TERMINAL ".

  ROLL HOME ON A RAINY NIGHT. I WAS SURPRISED WHEELS WAS UP.  I HAD A GLASS OF WINE AND WENT TO BED.  I WILL CONTINUE TO " TRY " TO AVOID ANY DRINKING OF BRANDY AT ANY TIME. UNFORTUNATELY , I HAVE A SUPER HARD TEST THIS WEEKEND.  DETAILS LATER.

    WEDNESDAY       4 - 25 - 18

   MISS A DINNER AT A VERY GOOD RESTAURANT AND MISS A PHILLIES GAME IN A SUITE.......BOTH FOR FREE. I HAVE NO LIFE.

    GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND THAN START MY DAY.   IN THE MORNING I MEET A BEER DELIVERY AND STARTED DOING SOME SMALL PROJECTS AT THE NAIL SINCE I WAS THERE.  I HAD AT LEAST 3 THINGS I WANTED DONE.

  1) INSTALL NEW CREDIT CARD TERMINAL. I WAS TOLD , " JUST PLUG IT IN AND PUSH ONE BUTTON. IT IS THAT EASY. "  1 HOUR LATER WITH TECH SUPPORT & A SALES REP WE HAD THE NEW MACHINE INSTALLED.

  2) I HUNG A KEY LOCK BOX OUTSIDE. IT IS SEMI-BROKEN BUT DOES THE JOB IF TOLD INSTRUCTIONS.  IT WAS AN OLD MOUNTAIN HOUSE ONE BUT NOW I HAVE A GOOD MAGNETIC HIDE-A-KEY FOR OUR HOUSE OR WHERE EVER.

  3) I FORGET BUT THERE WAS A THIRD THING. MIGHT OF BEEN SCRAPPING BIRD POOP OFF A WINDSHIELD.

   BACK HOME I GET THINGS IN ORDER.  I READ THE WELCOME LETTER FROM OUR NEW CREDIT CARD TERMINAL. I NOTICE OUR BANK NUMBERS ARE WRONG WHICH MEANS ANY CREDIT CARD SALES WOULD NOT GO THROUGH. I CIRCLE IT AND LET WHEELS LOOK AT IT.  I CONTACT TECH SUPPORT AGAIN AND 1 HOUR OF FUCKING TRYING  TO WALK THROUGH CHANGING OUR BANK NUMBERS................IT DOESN'T FUCKING WORK.  THE SALES REP TELLS ME , " IT ALWAYS WORK I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. " I AM SO PISSED. I AM TOLD TO GO TO THE NAIL AND RUN A ONE PENNY TRANSACTION.  I WAS SUPPOSE TO GO TO A BIRTHDAY DINNER AT A VERY NICE RESTAURANT BUT NOW I CAN'T. I AM IN A HORRIBLE MOOD.

   BACK TO THE NAIL TO BARTEND AND DO A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF. MY FIRST THING WAS RUN A PENNY. IT WORKS AND I TEXT TECH SUPPORT. I GET AN EMAIL LATER THAT MY BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO THE RIGHT ONES AFTER I TAKE A PICTURE OF A VOIDED CHECK , TEXT THAT TO MY YOUNGEST , IN WHICH SHE EMAILS ME THE PICTURE , AND THAN I EMAIL IT TO THE SALES REP.   2 HOURS LATER THE MACHINE IS MATCHED WITH OUR BANK. WHAT A FUCKING FRUSTRATING CHORE.  LAST WEEK THE TECH TOLD ME " REAL EASY TO INSTALL ". I TOLD HIM LAST WEEK , " NOTHING IS EVER EASY WITH ME. IN FACT , THE NUMBER ONE SAYING I GET IS , ' MR B_ _ _ _ _ _ _ , I HAVE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS FOR 30 YEARS AND NEVER SEEN THIS PROBLEM BEFORE ". HE JUST GIGGLES AND TOLD ME IT WILL BE ALRIGHT. TODAY , I REMINDED HIM OF THAT QUOTE I SAID TO HIM LAST WEEK. THIS IS NOT A FUCKING COINCIDENCE. 50 TIMES IN MY LIFE I GET THIS. NOTHING IS EVER EVER EVER EASY.

   IN A HORRIBLE MOOD I GO TO OUR DUMPSTER TO DUMP TRASH AND WALK OVER TO 7/11 TO BUY STUPID BATTERIES FOR A REMOTE. I ALSO BUY $200 WORTH OF CHOCOLATE. I RETURN AND INSTALL THE BATTERIES AND THEY DON'T WORK. I THROW THE BATTERIES AT THE DART BOARD AND EAT ALL $200 WORTH OF CHOCOLATE.

   A NICE LITTLE CROWD COMES IN AND I MAKE A LIST I WANT TO GET DONE TONIGHT BECAUSE TOMORROW I WILL NOT HAVE TIME.  I BEGIN MY LIST OF VACUUMING , MARQUEE SIGN , BAND CONTACTING , TRASH , CLEAN PIZZA PANS , CLEAN BATHROOMS , FOOD LIST , GET RID OF TRASH & OLD SMOKE EATER , STOCK ALL BEER , AND BY 10PM I WAS DONE.  STILL IN A BAD MOOD......BLOW.  WELL , 2 LESBIANS CAME IN AND THAT DID MAKE ME FEEL BETTER WHEN THEY RECORDED AND SUNG A FUN SONG WHILE FILMING EACH OTHER. THEY SENT THE VIDEO TO A FRIEND. IT WAS CUTE AND I PICTURED THEM NAKED..........ON EITHER SIDE OF ME IN BED. IN MY VISION ONE GIRL SAID TO THE OTHER LESBIAN GIRL , " WHERE ARE YOU ? " THE OTHER GIRL RESPONDED , " ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HIM. "

   PHILLIES WITH A NICE COME BACK WIN AGAINST 1ST PLACE ARIZONA. THEY BEAT 1ST PLACE PITTSBURGH 4 GAMES AND NOW SPLIT WITH ARIZONA 1 - 1. RUBBER MATCH IS THURSDAY AT 1PM.

  LEBRON'S BUZZER BEATER WAS FUN.

   TALK TO A COUSIN FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I WILL SEE A BUNCH OF COUSINS THIS WEEKEND. I HAD HIM ROARING LAUGHING THE WHOLE TIME. GETTING IN A BETTER MOOD.

   CLOSE AND HEAD HOME.  GETTING IN THE MY VEHICLE I THINK IT IS VERY NICE NOT TO SEE GRAVEL , GRASS , WEEDS , DIRT , SHIT , TRASH , ANIMALS , RUSTY NAILS , AND CRAP IN OUR BACK LOT AREA. IT IS REALLY NICE TO SEE CLEAN.

  AT HOME I BRING IN BROKEN DOWN BEER BOXES FOR THE FRIGGIN RABBIT'S ASS &  CAGE AND BEER FOR WHEELS.  THE ONE THING NICE ABOUT OWNING THE NAIL IS WE ALWAYS HAVE CARD BOARD , BOOZE , AND HAND CASH WHENEVER WE WANT.

  BACK HOME I STAY AWAY FROM BEER AND BRANDY. I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE AND WE WATCH THE 2ND SEASON DEBUT OF " BROCKMIRE ". I THOUGHT IT WAS SO-SO WITH SOME LAUGHS.

 WHAT WOULD YOU DO ? DURING MY BARTENDING SHIFT I ASKED 3 " PABST BLUE RIBBON " DRINKERS , " IF YOU WERE STOCKING PBR BEER IN YOUR FRIDGE AND ONE GOT A SMALL PUNCTURE IN IT WOULD YOU DRINK IT AT 9:30AM IN THE MORNING SO IT WOULDN'T BE WASTED ? ( I BELIEVE PABST HAS A 5 MINUTE SHELF LIFE WHEN ONCE OPENED ). ALL 3 PATRONS SAID , " YES ". I REPLIED , " WELP , I AGREE. THIS MORNING I DRANK A 16 OUNCE BEER AT 9:30AM BECAUSE I PUNCTURED A PBR CAN WHEN STOCKING THEM. " I DID NOT TELL THEM IT TASTED HORRIBLE.

  ( ACTUALLY I DRANK HALF IN THE MORNING , FORGOT I PUT THE OTHER HALF IN THE ICE MAKER , BUT WHEN RETURNING AT NIGHT FOUND IT AGAIN AND DRANK IT THAN.....IT WAS HORRIBLE )

     THURSDAY       4 - 26 - 18

  IT'S PARTY TIME AND I AM ALITTLE AFRAID.

  START MORNING BY HEADING TO RESTAURANT DEPOT TO PURCHASE WAY TOO MUCH FOOD.  BUT THE FUN THING IS I MET AN OLD FRIEND AND CELEBRITY CHEF DUFF !!  WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES , TOOK A PICTURE , AND HIS SECRETARY SENT ME INFO TO BE A GUEST ON HIS PODCAST.  HE HAS BEEN TRAVELING ALL OVER THE WORLD. NEXT STOP IS AFRICA , THAN 3 STATES IN THE UNITED STATES , AND HE HAS A DEAL WITH HARLEY DAVIDSON TO RIDE THEIR BIKES. HE ALSO HAS MANY OTHER FOOD NETWORK DEALS AND PRODUCTS. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE HIM.  I SAW HIM SHOPPING AND I " ACCIDENTLY " BUMPED INTO HIM. HE TURNED AND I SAID " SORRY " WHILE WALKING AWAY AND MY BACK TO HIM. I THAN TURN AROUND RIGHT AWAY AND BUMPED HIM AGAIN.....THAN HE REALIZED IT WAS ME.

   STOP AT THE NAIL TO DROP PRODUCT OFF. I WAS SMART AND FINISHED ALL CHORES WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 

   OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PURCHASE PRODUCT FOR A COUSINS GET AWAY.

   BACK TO THE NAIL SINCE I FORGOT TO DROP FOOD OFF.

   EARLY AFTERNOON WHEELS AND I LOAD UP AND DRIVE TO GIANT FOOD STORE TO PICK UP SOME BURGERS.  THAN IT WAS TRAVEL TIME. 

   WE ARRIVE IN DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS TO MEET 8 COUSINS ( AND 20 MORE TOMORROW ) ......LET THE PARTYING BEGIN. OUR HOUSE IS TIGHT AND NOT THE BEST AND BUILT IN THE 1700'S BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS.   TONS OF FOOD AND BOOZE IS LAID OUT AND WE JOKE AND PARTY ALL DAY AND NIGHT.  3 OF US HEAD TO A LOCAL RESTAURANT CALLED MIDDLETON'S FOR OYSTER VODKA AND OYSTER BEER SHOOTERS. I AM NOT A FAN OF THESE BUT I WENT ALONG WITH THE PROGRAM.  WE ALSO GOT TO SEE A 100 YEAR OLD ANGRY GUY GET KICKED OUT OF THE BAR BY THE POLICE AND A BRIDE & GROOM WHICH WE SAID HELLO TO...........CRY. YEP , WE WERE ALL SITTING OUTSIDE IN THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER OVER LOOKING THIS WONDERFUL PLACE OF PEOPLE , WATER , BOATS , AND MORE AND THE BRIDE RAN OFF CRYING. THIS IS NOT A GOOD START FOR THEM.

  BACK HOME WE DINED OR RAVISHED EXTRA LARGE CRABS , CRAB BALLS , CORN , AND MORE. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT.  THE BOOZE CONTINUES. WE SIT OUTSIDE LIKE OLD SCHOOL SOUTH PHILLY NEIGHBORHOOD. IT WAS FUN. SEVERAL PEOPLE ACKNOWLEDGED OUR EAGLES SHIRTS.

  SOME OF US WATCH THE NFL DRAFT WHICH SUCKED US IN. I HEARD THE EAGLES WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL ON THEIR 32ND PICK LIKE HAVING JASON KELSEY COME OUT WITH THE VINCE LOMBARDY TROPHY OR EVEN SYLVESTER STALLONE.  NEITHER HAPPENED AND THEY TRADED DOWN TO THE RAVENS......BLOW.

  PHILLIES LOSE BIG , BUCKS BEAT CELTICS TO FORCE A GAME 7 , AND WE WATCHED SOME HOCKEY TOO. THE BOOZE OF VODKA , BRANDY ( I HAD NONE ) , BEER , AND ESPRESSOS CONTINUED.  OH MY GOD.

   WHEELS , MYSELF , AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE COUSINS WALK AROUND THIS BEAUTIFUL AREA AND THE SIGHTS WERE GREAT.......SO WAS THE ASS.  IT WAS FUN.

   LAUGHS ALL NIGHT AND FUN STORIES. BOOZE WAS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR ALL DAY AND NIGHT TOO. I AM HOPING THE EXCITEMENT OF THE 1ST NIGHT WILL NOT CONTINUE INTO THE 2ND NIGHT BECAUSE MY LIVER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HANDLE IT.

  MY ELDEST CALLS ME AND SAYS , " HEY , DID YOU EAT HALF MY SANDWICH IN THE FRIDGE ? "  I REPLY , " YES I DID BUT I FEEL IT WAS A FAIR DEAL. " SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " YOU KNOW WHAT .......IT WAS. "  I LEFT A $10 BILL IN THE EMPTY HALF OF THE CONTAINER.

  OFF TO BED AND MAN DID WHEELS AND I SLEEP HORRIBLE.  THE MORNING WAS MUCH BETTER. LET'S JUST SAY I REALLY LIKE WHEEL'S LITTLE HANDS.

   FRIDAY         4 - 27 - 18

  OF COURSE 2 DIFFERENT AREA POLICE ARE INVOLVED......ONE DIRECTLY AND ONE INDIRECTLY.

  SLEPT VERY BAD. UP ON THE HOUR AND EVERY HOUR. I MEAN IT WAS BAD.  BUT I TIMED BREAKFAST PERFECTLY.

   BREAKFAST WITH A BUNCH OF ITALIANS AND IT WAS FUN.

   WHEELS AND I TAKE A LONG WALK TO BURN OFF THE MANY OUNCES OF BOOZE WE CONSUMED THE NIGHT BEFORE.  WE ALSO TOOK A TOUR OF THE NAVAL YARD. SOME ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TRIBUTES , STATUES , FILMS , VIDEO , INFORMATION , AND MORE.  THE PEOPLE THAT SERVE OUR COUNTRY ARE SO DAMN SPECIAL. A SHORT 15 MINUTE FILM IN A SMALL THEATRE ABOUT NAVY AND MARINE LIFE FROM THEIR 1ST YEAR TO THE 4TH YEAR WAS INSPIRATIONAL AND HONORABLE.

   WE WALK AROUND THIS BEAUTIFUL TOWN AND MEET SOME COOL PEOPLE. BACK HOME WE TIME LUNCH PERFECTLY......ALL KINDS OF HOAGIES AND SPREADS FROM MY COUSINS BUSINESS.  THAN MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. THE CALLER " HAVERTOWN POLICE ".............JESUS HERE WE GO.

  A DETECTIVE CALLS ME SAYING OUR NEIGHBOR HAD A BICYCLE STOLEN AND DID OUR SURVEILLANCE PICK IT UP. WELL , AFTER ABOUT 10 MINUTES I NARROWED IT DOWN AND FOUND THE CULPRIT. THE GUY WAS COOL AS A CUCUMBER. HE PULLED HIS TRUCK IN , BACKED IT UP , AND LOADED THE BIKE. IN 45 SECONDS HE WAS GONE. I CONTACTED MY SURVEILLANCE TEAM AND THEY WILL PUT A VIDEO TOGETHER FOR THE POLICE.

  THE EAGLES DID DO SOMETHING COOL WITH THEIR PICK. FORMER KICKER / EAGLE PLAYER DAVID ACKERS GAVE A LITTLE ROASTING SPEECH TO THE DALLAS FANS AND ANNOUNCED THE PLAYER WE PICKED. IT WAS COOL.

  BIG DADDY WILL BE ON " DUFFIFIED " THE LAST MONDAY IN MAY.  IT IS CHEF DUFF'S PODCAST.  I WAS SENT SOME INFO TO FILL OUT BEFORE THE SHOW.  THE PODCAST IS VERY PROFESSIONAL COMPARED TO LIVE AT THE NAIL. ANYWAY , IT SHOULD BE FUN AND DUFFIFIED PODCAST AVERAGES 7200 DOWNLOADS.

   THE BOOZE IS FLOWING AND SOME COUSINS STARTED WAY TOO EARLY. MAYBE THIS IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE THEY WILL BE IN BED BY 8PM.  THE COUSINS WHO STAYED UP LATE WILL GET A NICE VISIT FROM THE LOCAL POLICE.

    14 OF US GO TO A RESTAURANT CALLED " MCGARVEYS ".........MORE FOOD , MORE BOOZE , MORE OYSTER SHOOTERS , AND OUT OF 14 ENTREE ORDERS GUESS WHO'S GOT FORGOTTEN? OVERALL A VERY GOOD TIME.

   A 45 SECOND WALK AND WE ARE BACK HOME FOR MORE BOOZE , LAUGHS , AND MORE COUSINS ROLLING IN.  WE HUNG OUT ON THE SIDEWALK AGAIN LIKE OLD SCHOOL SOUTH PHILLY.  WE GREETED EVERY ONE WHO PASSED US BY........UNTIL THE POLICE SHOWED UP.  THE COPS WERE SUPER COOL EVEN THOUGH ONE WAS A PATRIOT FAN AND THE OTHER A REDSKIN FAN. WE WERE LOUD AND NEIGHBORS CALLED THE POLICE. WE WERE 100% WRONG AND MOVED IT INSIDE AROUND 11PM. OF COURSE , ONE COUSIN , WHO WAS SO HAMMERED HE HAD TO LEAVE THE DINNER VERY EARLY AND BE WALKED HOME , GAVE SHIT TO THE COP.  WE GOT HIM INSIDE AND I APOLOGIZED TO THE OFFICER SEVERAL TIMES WHO AGAIN WAS SUPER COOL.  AND AGAIN.....WE WERE 100% WRONG WITH TOO MUCH NOISE AND LAUGHTER.

  OH , I ALSO MESSED WITH A HUGE BOUNCER AT THE RESTAURANT. HE WAS VERY COOL.

  BACK INSIDE THE CROWN ROYAL AND BOOZE CONTINUED. I AM PROUD OF MYSELF OF NOT DRINKING ANY BRANDY SO FAR. WHEELS ON THE OTHER HAND...................WELL LET'S JUST SAY SHE WAS CURSING BY THE END OF THE NIGHT. CURSING = HAMMERED.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT WORSE THAN THE NIGHT BEFORE. WHEELS GOT A 2 HOUR HEAD START ON ME AND I NEVER HAD A CHANCE.

    SATURDAY     4 - 28 - 18

   MAGNIFICENT DAY AND THE BOOZE KEEPS FLOWING AND SO DO THE PEOPLE.

   SLEEPING HORRIBLE IS NOT HELPING. IT IS REALLY THE ONLY DOWNER OF THIS GET AWAY.  I HELP COOK BREAKFAST BY MAKING THE PANCAKES. OTHER THINGS WERE MADE TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. THERE IS WAY TOO MUCH FOOD HERE.   A NICE BREAKFAST WITH ABOUT 8 OF US AND THE DAY BEGINS.

   BY EARLY AFTERNOON FAMILY IS ROLLING IN.  18 OF US HEAD TO A WATERFRONT RESTAURANT CALLED " PUSSERS ".  THE BAR IS A BLOCK LONG AND 5 FEET FROM THE WATER. WHEELS AND I ARE AMAZED THERE IS NO ROPES BETWEEN THE PYLONS.  I COULD ONLY IMAGINE THE LAW SUITS OF PEOPLE DROPPING INTO THE DRINK. MORE THAN HALF THE GROUP HAD LUNCH INSIDE WHILE THE OTHER GROUP SAT AT THE OUTSIDE BAR.  WE JOINED THEM LATER AND HUNG OUT FOR 2 HOURS DRINKING , LAUGHING , AND PEOPLE *& BOAT WATCHING. SOME OF THE ABSOLUTE SMOKING HOT YOUNG GIRLS I HAVE EVER SEEN. WHEELS AND I STARTED ASKING THESE GIRLS HOW OLD THEY WERE WHEN APPROACHING THE BAR FOR DRINKS. IT WAS FUN AND ALL THE GIRLS WE TALKED TO WERE SUPER FRIENDLY.  MY COUSIN ACTUALLY PICKED UP 2 GIRLS. WE LEFT HIM AT THE BAR WHILE WE HEADED HOME.

  BACK HOME THE BOOZE CONTINUES , WE SIT OUT FRONT ON THE STOOP AGAIN LIKE SOUTH PHILLY , AND ENJOY THE PASSERBY'S AND MORE.  PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER. 

  I ATTEMPT TO NAP BUT TO NO AVAIL. I HANG IN MY 3RD FLOOR BEDROOM FOR SOME ME TIME. I TRY TO NAP BUT NEVER FALL ASLEEP , I CHECK EMAILS & FACEBOOK ( A LOT OF FAMILY POST PICTURES HERE OF US ) , AND PLAYED ONE GAME OF INTERNET POKER. AFTER 45 MINUTES I HEADED BACK DOWNSTAIRS.

   COUSINS STARTS BBQ OLD SCHOOL WITH BRIQUETTES. I AM TODAY'S COOK FOR 20+ PEOPLE BUT BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE BBQ IT WAS OUT AND THEY WERE FEELING GOOD.  I GOT THE BBQ FINALLY GOING AND IT WAS ACTUALLY TOO HOT FOR COOKING.  BURGERS AND HOT DOGS FOR EVERYONE CAME OUT GOOD.  I ALSO SLOW COOKED BABY BACKS RIBS FOR EVERYONE OVER A 5 HOUR PERIOD.  I ALSO CLEANED THE BBQ GRILL WHICH WAS TOTALLY GROSS ALONG WITH A PATIO TABLE. COUSINS STARTED HELPING ME AND THE BBQ SMOKE WAS AT FULL STEAM.  MY EYES WERE ACTUALLY TEARING BECAUSE IT SEEMED I WAS ALWAYS DOWN WIND.

  THE COUSINS STARTED ARRIVING AND IT WAS FUN.  ONE ARRIVED ON A HARLEY SHOVEL HEAD AND HE IS ALWAYS HILARIOUS WITH STORIES. WE MOVED FROM ROOM TO ROOM AND EVENTUALLY OUTSIDE MEETING NEIGHBORS ( WHO GAVE US SOME APPLE WOOD KINDLING FOR OUR BBQ ) , TOUR GUIDES AND THEIR GROUPS , PEOPLE JUST WALKING BY , AND AN ADORABLE PUPPY WITH A PIECE OF ASS GIRL WALKING THE PUP.  OH , AND LOTS OF NAVAL CADETS. I AM SURPRISE OF SO MANY WOMEN IN UNIFORM. ALL IN SUPER SHAPE , ALL ADORABLE AND ALL YOUNG WITH LIFE.

   9PM I TAKE A WALK IN TOWN TO PURCHASE CRANBERRY JUICE. I WAS STICKING WITH VODKA / CRANBERRY DRINKS WITH LEMON AND LIME.  WE RAN OUT OF CRANBERRY SO I TOOK A SOLO STROLL. THE NIGHT LOOKED BEAUTIFUL WITH THE LIGHTS , BOATS , RESTAURANTS , MUSICIANS PLAYING STREET MUSIC , AND AGAIN........SOME OF THE SMOKINGEST HOTTEST GIRLS PARTYING ALONG EVERY OUTDOOR BAR OR WALKING.  I TORTURED MYSELF AS I WALK BY THESE 2 BLONDES WITH SUPER SHORT SUN DRESSES ON. ONE BENDS OVER JUST AS I WAS WALKING BY. I MEAN HER HEAD WAS BETWEEN HER LEGS FOR SOME REASON. THEY WERE MODELS IN MY BOOK. AFTER THAT LOVELY SCENE I JUST DID NOT LOOK AT ANYONE ELSE. I TOLD THE STORY TO A COUSIN WHEN I GOT BACK TO THE GROUP AND SAID I WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER WOMAN SO WHY TORTURE MYSELF. YEARS PAST , I WAS SO HOT WITH MY ATHLETIC BODY AND 18 PACK ABS AS I WAS NOW TELLING THE GROUP.  OF COURSE THIS STARTED A FLOOD OF JOKES BY MANY COUSINS.

  BEEN FOLLOWING LITTLE SPORTS BUT I KNOW THE PHILLIES SPLIT WITH THE BRAVES THE LAST 2 NIGHTS AND OUR 1/2 GAME OUT OF 1ST PLACE.

  76ERS WILL FACE THE CELTICS ON MONDAY NIGHT AT 8PM. THE CELTICS SMOKED US ALL SEASON AND I FEEL THEY THE BIG FAVORITE. THEY BEAT US 7 OF 8 GAMES DURING THE SEASON SO I CAN NOT SEE HOW THE 76ERS CAN WIN THIS SERIES ESPECIALLY WITH BOSTON HAVING HOME ADVANTAGE. 

  COUSINS START ROLLING OUT AND THE ONES STAYING START TELLING STORIES. THE BIGGEST LAUGH CAME WITH ME TELLING MY " BEAR SCARE " STORY. THE QUICK VERSION IS I USED TO JUMP OUT OF A TREE AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE WHILE 2 COUSINS WALKED AROUND THE LAKE. EARLIER THAT DAY I TOLD EVERYONE TO WALK IN PAIRS BECAUSE OF BEAR ACTIVITY. WHEN I DROPPED OUT OF THE TREE ONE COUSIN THREW MY OTHER COUSIN AT ME AKA THE BEAR. THE LAUGHS WERE ROLLING.

  I HEAD TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT AND GET A 60 MINUTE JUMP ON SLEEP BY MYSELF. BUT THAT WAS IT.  IT IS NOW 4AM AND I HAVE BEEN UP ON THE HOUR.  THIS IS 3 DAYS OF TORTUROUS SLEEPING AND TOO MUCH BOOZE & FOOD.......BUT ENJOYING IT.

  OH , ONE MORE THING. THE LARGE BAR DOWN THE STREET FROM THE NAIL CALLED MCSORSLEYS.......HAS CLOSED.  I SAW THIS COMING BY OUR LAST VISIT AND TALKING TO SOME VENDERS ABOUT THEM NOT PAYING THEIR BILLS AND SUPER LOW ON ALL STOCK.

  SUNDAY       4 - 29 - 18

   GOOGLE MAY BE THE KEY.

   THE HIGH SCHOOL KID WHO GOT DRAFT BY THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS IS A PRETTY COOL STORY.  HE WAS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR , RAN THE FASTEST AT THE COMBINE TRIALS IN OVER 15 YEARS , HIS TEAM WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP , AND ONE MORE THING...........HE HAS JUST ONE HAND. FIRST PLAYER EVER TO BE DRAFTED WITH A DISABILITY.

   HORRIBLE SLEEP AGAIN UNTIL 6AM WHERE I GOT FRUSTRATED AND DECIDED TO " GOOGLE " A SUBJECT. I TYPED IN " SOOTHING , SOFT , RESTING, ANGELIC , GOD I NEED SLEEP , MEMORIZING , COMFY , NIGHTY NIGHT ,  SLEEPING SOUNDS. "  UP POPS AN 8 HOUR MUSIC VIDEO WITH SUPER CUTE PUPPIES AND KITTENS SLEEPING.  THE MUSIC WAS THERAPEUTIC AND EASY SO I PUT ON MY FACE MASK FROM THE CPAP MACHINE , ADDED HEAD PHONES , THREW A PILLOW OVER MY HEAD , THAN PULLED THE COVERS OVER THE PILLOW , HEADSET , AND MASK TO HIDE THE SUNLIGHT AND DRIFTED AWAY FOR 90 MINUTES. I WOULD OF SLEPT LONGER BUT I KEPT THINKING OF THE MOVIE CALLED " PASSENGERS ". ( PRETTY COOL MOVIE ABOUT A GUY IN A COLOSSAL SPACE SHIP WHO WAKES UP 90 YEARS TOO EARLY FROM A HYPER SLEEP. HE SEES A SUPER HOT CHICK AND WAKES HER UP. YEP , THEY BANG )

   BY 8:45AM WHEELS AND I WERE UP PACKING AND CLEANING UP. BY 9:45AM WE WERE HEADING HOME.

    2 HOURS LATER WE ARRIVE HOME TO SEE THE KIDS AND PUP......LOVED EVERY SECOND.

    WE HEAD TO THE PHILLIES GAME IN A SUITE. IT WAS COLD , THE PHILLIES GOT CRUSHED , AND THE ONE TIME I PUSH TO SEE A GAME IT WAS NOT FUN.

   BACK HOME I HELP MY ELDEST CLEAN HER RABBIT'S CAGE. I AM DELIGHTED TO FIND OUT MY 2ND ATTEMPT AT FIXING OUR VACUUM ACTUALLY WORKED.  AFTER THAT I DRIVE THE KID BACK TO COLLEGE.

   BANDS CANCELLED AND I DIDN'T CARE. I GOT TO STAY HOME AFTER A 4 DAY DRINK AND FOOD FEST.

   I FIND THE WWII HISTORY VERY FASCINATING AND INFORMATIVE. UNFORTUNATELY WHEELS DOES NOT SO I WATCHED " AMERICAN IDOL ". IT WAS ENTERTAINING.

  OFF TO SLEEP IN MY OWN BED.  I DID NOT USE MY SLEEP MUSIC WHICH I WANT TO TRY AGAIN. BUT I DID SLEEP UNTIL 3AM AND THAN AGAIN TO 6:15AM.

  GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL. LET THE DAY BEGIN.

   MONDAY        4 - 30 - 18

  HEY , LET'S DO WINTER , SPRING , AND SUMMER IN A 3 DAY SPAN........BLOW.

   THE 2 MOST WORDS SCREAMED AT THE TV TONIGHT.......WIDDDDEEEEEE OPPPPPPPEEEEEEEN !!!!  AND ICE COLD !!  THIS WOULD DESCRIBE THE 76ERS DEFENSE ON THE CELTICS 3 POINT ATTEMPTS AND HOW THE 76ERS WERE SHOOTING. ABSOLUTELY HEART CRUSHING SICKENING TO WATCH. ANNNNNNNND BACK TO BEING A PHILLY FAN.  I HAD BOSTON WINNING IN 5. I NOW HAVE THEM WINNING IN 4.

   ACTION NEWS AT THE SEPTA LOTS BY THE NAIL ?  YEP........THEY WERE INTERVIEWING PEOPLE ABOUT THE SERIAL GROPER.  WAIT............A SERIAL GROPER?  ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! WELL, FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS SOME KID ON A YELLOW SKATE BOARD HAS BEEN GRABBING GIRL'S ASSES ALONG THE BUS ROUTE AND SEPTA LOTS.

  SPENT SOME TIME WITH OUR SURVEILLANCE TEAM IN PUTTING A VIDEO TOGETHER FOR THE BIKE THAT GOT STOLEN IN FRONT OF ORSINIS.  I WILL BE WAITING FOR THE THANK YOU CALL OR LETTER IN THE MAIL SOON.

   WATCHED A HEART WARMING AND SUPER SAD ALONG WITH THE UNREAL TRUE ACTIONS OF THE FUCKING GERMAN NAZIS AND THEIR DEATH CAMPS.  I HAVE WATCHED THIS MOVIE SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE CALLED " A BEAUTIFUL LIFE ". IT IS ECELLENT.

   BACK TO THE GRIND STONE AND MY WEEKEND IS FULL ALREADY.......ACTUALLY THURSDAY TO MONDAY.

  TOOK A PICTURE OF 2 SQUIRRELS LEAVING MY GARAGE GUTTER AND ONTO THE ROOF. THEY WAITED ABOUT 2 SECONDS BEFORE HUMPING THE BEJESUS OUT OF EACH OTHER. I WAS KINDA JEALOUS.

   MANY EMAILS AND FORMS TO FILL ALONG WITH A PRODUCER FROM FLORIDA.  IT'S OFFICIAL I WILL BE INTERVIEWED ON THE RADIO PODCAST " DUFFIFIED " ON MONDAY 5/27 AT 10:15AM. THE SHOW AVERAGES 7200 DOWNLOADS. CHEF DUFF HAS A NEW TV SHOW CALLED BAR CRASHERS PLUS EXPERIENCE GROUP COMPANY AND A DEALS WITH HARLEY DAVIDSON.

   WEATHER GOES FROM COLD TO NICE TO HOT.  THIS MEANS MY WEEDING MY STARTS.........CRAP.

   76ERS PLAY WAS THE WORST SHOOTING PERFORMANCE IN THEIR PLAYOFF HISTORY. THE CELTICS HAD 3 PLAYERS HAVE ALL TIME HIGH POINTS IN TONIGHT'S GAME.  JESUS.....ONLY PHILADELPHIANS SUFFER THIS WAY.

    DOING MY NAIL STUFF AND THAN ROLL HOME. WHEELS AND I WATCHED " ROSEANNE ". IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

    TUESDAY     5 - 1 - 18

  THIS NIGHT THING IS CATCHING UP TO ME. I SAY TO MYSELF , " WHY AM I SO TIRED IN THE MORNING AND DURING THE NIGHT ? " AND THAN I REMEMBER I WORKED AT NIGHT , WAS UP TO 2AM , AND HAD 2 HOURS SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE.

   WAS KINDA HOPING TO PICK UP A POOL TEAM SINCE THE BAR CLOSED DOWN THE STREET. WE DID NOT.  BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE A HOME MATCH TONIGHT AND I CAN SEE OUR TEAM WHICH IS ALWAYS FUN.  THE BAR DOWN THE STREET WOULD BE PLAYING OUR NAIL TEAM. THIS IS COOL AND I COULD GET SOME UPDATES ON THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED. WELP , APPARENTLY THEY READ THE SCHEDULE WRONG AND PLAYED AT THE NEW BAR. I GUESS THESE THINGS HAPPEN THOUGH I PLAYED IN THE A.P.A. FOR 22 YEARS AND IT NEVER HAPPENED TO ME GOING TO THE WRONG BAR. TIMES ARE A CHANGIN'. I TEXTED OUR TEAM BUT NO ANSWER.

  I POSTED THE VIDEO OF THE GUY STEALING A KID'S BIKE AT OUR NEIGHBORS BUSINESS. THE VIDEO WAS WATCHED OVER 1200 TIMES IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS. SOME OF THE COMMENTS BROUGHT OUT THE TRUE " AMERICANA " OF OUR NATION......SOME PEOPLE BLAMED THE SMALL KID AND YOUNG MOTHER FOR BEING STUPID IN JUST PARKING A BIKE OUT FRONT AND NOT LOCKING IT. I BLAME THE ASSHOLE WHO STOLE THE BIKE. I MEAN IT IS BROAD DAY LIGHT , 6 FEET FROM THE BUSINESS'S DOOR , A 4 LANE SUPER BUSY SEMI-HIGHWAY , IN A NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE OURS..........YOU THINK IT BE SAFE FOR AN HOUR OR TWO.

  WHEELS AND I FIGURED OUT A CLEANING SCHEDULE FOR OUR CONDO. I LIKE BOTH OUR CLEANERS AT OUR VACATION PROPERTIES.  BOTH RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY TO TEXTS.

   A BEAUTIFUL HIGH SCHOOL GIRL WEARS A RED CHINESE DRESS TO HER PROM. WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK RIGHT ?  THE GIRL LOOKS ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT. OH , THE FACEBOOK PICTURE OF HER IN THIS BEAUTIFUL RED DRESS WENT VIRAL SAYING SHE IS DISGRACING THE CHINESE AND HER AMERICAN HERITAGE FOR WEARING IT. VIRAL !!!!!????? I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD AND CHANGED THE TV CHANNEL FROM THE NEWS TO SCOOBY DOO.

   GOT MY NAIL MAY CALENDARS DONE. IT WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO USE MY COMPUTER INSTEAD OF MY OLD DINOSAUR COMPUTER IN MY ROOM.  WHY I DIDN'T DO THIS 15 YEARS AGO IS JUST STUPID.....WHICH I AM. ANYWAY , IT SAVED ME AN HOUR BY USING MY EVERY DAY LAPTOP. NEXT , FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THIS WHAT THE RADIO SHOW WHICH I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO SOME HOW......AT A LATER TIME.

   PREPPING FOR A SIDE JOB.  I TALKED TO THE CUSTOMER AND WE FIGURED OUT A SCHEDULE.

   TALKED TO A COMCAST REP FOR OUR CONDO. ACTUALLY I TALKED TO 2 FEMALE REPS WHO WERE OVER THE TOP SUPER COOL. I SCHEDULED 2 TECHS TO SHOW UP AND TRY TO FIX OUR SMART TV WHICH DOES NOT RECEIVE AN INTERNET SIGNAL UNLESS HARD LINED BY AN ETHERNET CORD. THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR OVER 6 YEARS.

  YOUNGEST AND I LOAD UP A 1000 TOOLS AND 4 SEATS BACK INTO THE VAN. 

  YOUNGEST AND I FIND THE PERFECT ENCLOSURE FOR THE PET RABBIT MY COLLEGE KID IS TAKING CARE.  THAT LAST SENTENCE IS KINDA FUNNY " HER TAKING CARE OF RABBIT ".  ANYWAY , OUR GARDEN BY THE GARAGE IS CHICKENED WIRED IN. IT WAS PERFECT. WE ADDED A CHICKEN WIRE ROOF AND WAA LAH !!....RABBIT PLAY GROUND.  THIS WORKS FOR BOTH MAN AND RABBIT. RABBIT ENJOYS OUTSIDE TEMPERATURES FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS A DAY AND WE ENJOY THE RABBIT EATING OUR WEEDS.

  SPEAKING OF WEEDS.........I TRY TO CONTACT A COMPANY WHO WEEDED OUR FRONT GARDENS.  THEY WE SO GOOD AND SO CHEAP. GEE.....NO RESPONSE FROM 3 COMPANIES I CONTACTED TOTAL.

  WENT DOWN MY BASEMENT TO FIND PHONES. THE NAIL CORDLESS PHONE LASTS ABOUT 3 MINUTES. I WILL TRY CHARGING 2 PHONES I FOUND FOR 24 HOURS AND SEE IF THEY DO ANY BETTER. IT IS A SLIGHT HASSLE TO HAVE A CORDLESS  PHONE AT THE NAIL THAT LASTS A LITTLE LONGER THAN ME HAVING SEX.

  OKAY....MY DAY IS DONE AND NOW HEAD TO THE NAIL TO START MY NIGHT. CLEANED OUT SOME THINGS AND FILLED 6 PINK SOAP DISPENSERS. CONTACTED A FAIR AMOUNT OF BANDS AND FILLED IN SOME WEEKENDS. IN THIS BUSINESS THAT FLEES VERY GOOD.

   NICE LITTLE HAPPY HOUR AND NIGHT AS I WATCHED LEBRON AND THE CAVS STORM BACK AND STEAL GAME 1 FROM THE RAPTORS. I ALSO WATCHED THE CAPITALS COME BACK AND BEAT THE PENGUINS IN PITTSBURGH TO GO UP 2 -1 . ANNNNNNNND I ALSO WATCHED THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN IN EXTRA INNINGS.

   BACK HOME AT 1AM I LET THE PUP OUT.  I DECIDE TO SLEEP WITH SOOTHING MUSIC. I MADE A MAJOR MISTAKE BY PICKING A MUSIC VIDEO WITH SOOTHING RAIN DROPS AND RAIN STORMS WITH GENTLE LIGHTNING STRIKES..........WITHIN 3 MINUTES I HAD TO PEE.  ALSO , THE MUSIC VIDEO STOPPED AND WOKE ME UP. I TRIED TO RE-START THE COMPUTER WITH NO GLASSES LAYING ON MY BED BUT I WAS JUST TOO TANGLED UP WITH HEAD PHONES AND A CPAP MASK.  WITH THE LIGHTNING STRIKING AND ME FIGHTING ALL THE TUBES AND WIRES IT WAS LIKE DARTH VADAR FIGHTING LUKE SKYWALKER. 

    WEDNESDAY        5 - 2 - 18

   IT'S ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING.

   SERIAL GROPER HAS BEEN CAUGHT. I HAVE NEVER USED THIS WORD BUT WHAT AN " ASS HAT ". LOCAL ARDMORE 17 YEAR OLD KID WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST TODAY.

   LOOKS LIKE MAJOR WEEDING WILL NOT BE DONE THIS FIRST TIME BY ME.  THE COMPANY " RICK'S LAWN AND LANDSCAPING " CONTACTED ME TODAY.  I WAS IN THEIR SYSTEM AND THEY GAVE ME THE SAME PRICE I HAD WITH THEM 3 YEARS AGO. IT IS A VERY GOOD PRICE.  LET'S SEE HOW THE WORK IS. LAST SEVERAL TIMES IT WAS EXCELLENT.

  PRESIDENT TRUMP RE-PAID HIS ATTORNEY WHO " FRONTED " $130,000 TO BANG STORMY DANIEL'S ASS.  THIS IS WHAT FORMER MAYOR GIULIANI SAID WHO IS AN INVESTIGATOR AND FRIEND OF TRUMP.  MOST OF THE NATION THINKS THIS IS SO COOL TO BANG A PORN STAR AND IT SHOULD NOT AFFECT HIS PRESIDENCY.

  THE 2 AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO WERE ARRESTED AT A STAR BUCKS LAST MONTH MADE A SETTLEMENT DEAL WITH THE POLICE.......$1 EACH. I WOULD OF ASKED FOR MORE.

  FIXED A FRIDGE DOOR THAT HAS BEEN RUBBING FOR YEARS. TODAY I FIGURED IT OUT. APPARENTLY THE BOTTOM SHELF THAT HOLDS THREE 1/2 GALLON BRANDIES WAS SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE INTERIOR FRIDGE WHEN CLOSING.  AFTER CLEANING 2 SHELVES THAT TOTALLY NEEDED IT I RAISED THE BOTTOM SHELF BY INSERTING MACGYVER SHIMS. THIS RAISED THE SHELF BY 1/8TH OF AN INCH AND THE DOOR WAS NOW CLOSING PROPERLY.

 PLACED THE RABBIT OUTSIDE AGAIN IN OUR ENCLOSED GARDEN. THE RABBIT IS LIVING THE GOOD LIFE.  FROM 60 MINUTE VISITS IN A CLOSED BEDROOM TO A 3 HOUR OUTSIDE GARDEN AREA WITH TONS OF FOOD TO EAT.  I FEEL THIS RABBIT IS DOING BETTER WITH IT'S JAIL SENTENCE.

   OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL RIDE. I REALLY ENJOY THIS BIKE.

   DOING THE RIGHT THING :

    THE VIDEO I POSTED HAS NOW RECEIVED CLOSE TO 2,000 VIEWS IN A LITTLE OVER 24 HOURS.  BUT 2 PEOPLE STEPPED UP IN THIS STOLEN BIKE SCENARIO.  I OFFERED UP OUR PINK BIKE AND A FRIEND OFFERED A BLUE BIKE. BOTH WOULD FIT AN 11 YEAR OLD BOY.  BACK AND FORTH I TEXTED WITH THE MOM THE PICTURES OF THE BIKES. THE KID PICKED THE BLUE ONE AND I DON'T BLAME HIM.  AGAIN , BACK AND FORTH I TEXTED WITH THE MOM AND THE FRIEND WHO IS OFFERING THE BIKE. I TEXTED THE MOM AT LEAST 5 TIMES. THE LAST TEXT I HAD TO WAIT ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND WE FIGURED OUT WHEN WE WILL MAKE THE PRESENTATION. IT WILL BE TOMORROW ( THURSDAY ) AT 6:30PM IN FRONT OF THE NAIL

   CONTINUED- WHAT KINDA HURT WAS THE DELAY OF 30 MINUTES. WHY ? AFTER A FRIEND CONFIRMED TOMORROW FOR THE GIVING OF THE BIKE I IMMEDIATELY TEXTED THE MOM , " PLEASE BRING YOUR SON TO THE NAIL TOMORROW AT 6:30PM. " AFTER 5 TEXTS JUST 30 MINUTES AGO SHE RESPONDED , " WHO IS THIS ? ".  I WAS KINDA PISSED AND THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS A HUSBAND READING THE TEXTS SO I CALLED TO MAKE SURE I WASN'T AGITATING ANYONE. THE MOM ANSWERED AND I EXPLAINED EVERY THING............AGAIN.  SHE QUICKLY FIGURED OUT IT WAS ME AND SAID SHE DELETES ALL TEXTS AS SOON AS SHE RECEIVES THEM.

  HEY PEOPLE..........IF YOU GET A TEXT FROM SOMEONE WHO IS REPLACING YOUR KID'S BIKE FOR FREE AND DID 3 1/2 HOURS OF WORK GETTING A SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO THE POLICE.........LOG THE NAME INTO YOUR PHONE RIGHT AWAY AND THANK THE GUY IMMEDIATELY.

  I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND HAD A NICE LITTLE HAPPY HOUR. A FRIEND STOPPED IN ( THE ONE I OFFERED TO GIVE A RIDE TO FROM THE AIRPORT ). AND CHILLED.

 SPENT WAY TOO MUCH TIME TRYING TO LINK OR REGISTER A CORDLESS PHONE TO A BASE PHONE. I CHANGED OUT OUR CORDLESS PHONE BECAUSE IT WOULD POWER DOWN IN JUST MINUTES. I AM CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT THIS REPLACEMENT PHONE WOULD DO. I MEAN IT WAS IN MY BASEMENT FOR YEARS.

    I HAVE BEEN FEELING LETHARGIC LATELY AND MY SHOULDER STILL HURTS.  I RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT. I ARRIVE HOME AND WENT TO MY KID'S BEDROOM. WE SAT THERE AND TALKED A LITTLE AND SHE SAID , " SO , WE SHOULD GO SEE THE NEW MCDONALDS".

   MY YOUNGEST AND I TOOK A RIDE FOR FRENCH FRIES. IF YOU GET STRAIGHT A'S YOU PRETTY MUCH GET WHAT YOU WANT.  OH , ONE MORE THING........THE KID'S SCHOOL NOW HAS A GLASS ENCLOSED DISPLAY OF OUR KID'S ARTWORK.  IT IS ABOUT 8 PIECES IN THE HALLWAY. THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " ROSEANNE ".  AGAIN IT WAS GOOD. I WAS PROUD OF MYSELF FOR NOT HAVING ANY BRANDY.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 1AM AND THAN SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 3:30 AM AND THAN GOOD UNTIL 6:15AM.  MAYBE I AM LOOKING AT WAKING UP THE WRONG WAY.

     THURSDAY        5 - 3 - 18

    STOLEN BIKE UPDATE. MY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO RACKED UP OVER 2500 VIEWS AND 30+ SHARES ALONG WITH MANY COMMENTS.  THE FUN THING IS VERNON ODOM OF ACTION NEWS WAS PLANNING ON INTERVIEWING EVERYONE.  NOW THIS COULD BE VERY COOL.  BUT............MY LAST NAME IS INVOLVED SO THAT MEANS IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

    3 ACTION NEWS REPORTERS CONTACT ME. THE FACEBOOK POST GOT SERIOUS ATTENTION.  I TOLD THEM WE ARE GIVING THE KID WHO LOST HIS BIKE A NEW BIKE AT 6:30PM AT THE NAIL.  VERNON ODOM BEGGED ME TO MAKE IT EARLIER SO IT COULD BE ON THE 6PM NEWS. I CONTACTED THE MOM AND FRIEND WHO IS DONATING THE BIKE. ALL OF US AGREED TO MEET AT THE NAIL AROUND 1PM. I PICKED UP THE BIKE AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE AND RETURNED TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN IT UP. IT TOOK ME A FAIR AMOUNT OF TEXTING AND CALLS TO PUT EVERYONE TOGETHER.

   BY 12:45PM I CALL VERNON ODOM AND I HEAR VERY FAMOUS WORDS IN MY LIFE............." OH , DIDN'T YOU HEAR? I CAN'T DO THE INTERVIEW ? THERE WAS A MURDER AT THE AIRPORT. " OK , MAYBE NOT THOSE EXACT WORDS BUT A CANCELLATION I AM USED TOO. YEP , 15 MINUTES BEFORE OUR HEART WARMING INTERVIEW SOMEONE GETS STABBED. 

   I PRESENT THE BIKE TO THE SHY KID AND EMOTIONAL MOM UNDER OUR MARQUEE WHICH SAID " STOLEN BIKE , LAST THURSDAY , GIVE IT BACK MEANIE , 610 649 NAIL ".  I TOOK A PICTURE AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.  A HUGE RESPONSE OF FACEBOOK FAMILY AND FRIENDS.........SUPER HUGE RESPONSE.

   I DO SOME PREPPING AND ROLL HOME TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED.  TO MAKE IT WORSE ACTION NEWS CALLS ME AGAIN AROUND 4:30PM AND ASKS IF I AM STILL DOING THE PRESENTATION AT 6PM. I TOLD THEM THEY SHOULD REALLY BE ON THE SAME PAGE BECAUSE VERNON ODOM CANCELLED IT 3 HOURS AGO.

   BACK HOME I CUT THE LAWN AND WEED WHACK. I WASTE ABOUT 1 HOUR LOOKING FOR MY NEW WEED WHACKER CHARGER. I CAN NOT FIND IT.  TO MY SURPRISE THE BATTERIES KEPT THEIR CHARGE FROM LAST YEAR AND I GOT EVERYTHING DONE.  SUPER HAPPY WITH THE NEW CORDLESS WEED WHACKER.

   ROLL TO THE NAIL AND MESS WITH PHONES AND OTHER STUFF. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE BACK TO PROMOTING BANDS.  THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE WONDERFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE IN.

   I HAD THE 76ERS LOSING IN 5 GAMES. THAN THEY GOT SMOKED AND LOST GAME 1. SO I LOWERED IT TO THEM LOSING IN 4 GAMES.  AFTER BLOWING A 22 POINT LEAD IN GAME 2 I NOW HAVE THEM LOSING IN 3 GAMES. ( IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME A TEAM HAS LOST A 7 GAME SERIES IN 3..........BA............LOW.

    BOOK SOME BANDS AND DID SOME EMAILING AND CALLING.

     RETURN HOME SEMI-DEPRESSED ABOUT OUR 76ERS. I GRAB A WATER AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " LAST MAN ON EARTH " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD AND " ROSEANNE " WHICH WAS GOOD ALSO.  I WAS REALLY FIGHTING FALLING ASLEEP THE LAST 15 MINUTES.

      FRIDAY      5 - 4 - 18

   DIDN'T I SAY NO WEEDING ?

   SHOULDER CONTINUES TO HURT.  THE PAIN WAS BAD DURING THE DAY AND EARLY EVENING BUT THAN WHEN I WAS SLEEPING I DREAMT MY SHOULDER FELT FINE......GO FIGURE.

   UP EARLY TO GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL. THE KID JUST MELTS ME.

    LOAD UP THE CAR AND HEAD EAST UNTIL I HIT THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. JESUS , IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE.

    I BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST STUFF OF COURSE. I AM SUPER PLEASED THAT SOMETHING WAS FIXED AFTER 4 YEARS. HERE IS MY LIST :

   - TOUCH UP SPACKLE THROUGHOUT OUR CONDO.

   - WIPE SOME WALLS DOWN.

   - TOUCH UP PAINT THROUGHOUT THE CONDO. I WAS NERVOUS ONE PAINT WAS NOT THE EXACT MATCH SO I TOUCHED UP A 2ND TIME WITH ANOTHER PAINT. IT CAME OUT PERFECT.

   - CLEANED , ORGANIZED , CHECK HEATER , AND RE-INSTALLED A COVER FOR A CEILING PANEL.

   - ORGANIZED A CLOSET.

   - FIXED A MINI BLIND.

   - TOUCHED UP PAINTED A RUST MARK ON THE REFRIGERATOR.

   - DISCONNECTED 2 SMOKE ALARMS. THESE NEED NEW BATTERIES AND I HAVE TO RE-WIRE THEM CORRECTLY. I WILL DO THIS TOMORROW.

  THAN I GET INTERRUPTED BY A NEIGHBOR WHO ASKS ME TO MOVE MY VEHICLE.  HE WAS LEAF BLOWING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAYS DOWN TO THE PARKING LOT.  SO I MOVED THE CAR AND OFFERED ASSISTANCE.

   - LEAF BLEW 2 ALLEY WAYS BEHIND THE BUILDING. THIS WAS NOT FUN BECAUSE ALL KINDS OF TRASH WAS BACK THERE. MY MOTTO WAS " GO WITH THE WIND ". EACH ALLEY WAY HAD A BREEZE COMING THROUGH IT SO I USED THE WIND AND MY LEAF BLOWER...........ALONG WITH A BROOM AND PAN.

   - WEEDED 3 LONG FLOWER BOXES.  MY SHOULDER WAS HURTING BUT THEY CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

   - LOADED IN DUMPSTER ONE SUPER SIZED TRASH BAG OF WEEDS AND DEBRIS.

  NEIGHBORS THANK ME AND SAY HOW NICE THE FLOWER BEDS TURNED OUT. I TOLD THEM I AM " THE KING OF WEEDING ". I MAY REGRET SAYING THAT BECAUSE THIS WILL BE BROUGHT UP NEXT YEAR. I HEAR IT ALREADY , " HEY , LETS LET THE ' KING ' DO THE WEEDING.....HE'S AN ASS FOR SAYING THAT LAST YEAR."

    OFF TO THE BEACH. IT IS A TRADITION OF MINE. WHENEVER AT THE BEACH I MUST GO TO THE OCEAN AND TOUCH THE WATER.  I DID.

    TODAY I FOUND OUT SOMETHING MY NEIGHBOR TOLD ME......" THE BEACH TO OUR LEFT IS 4 FEET HIGHER THAN OURS ".

    A NEIGHBOR TELLS ME MY OLDEST DAUGHTER WAS SO POLITE AND NICE WHEN SHE MET HER AND HER FRIENDS LAST YEAR.  OUR KID APPARENTLY OFFERED TO HELP THEM CARRY GROCERIES AND OTHER STUFF. I SAID ," SHE PROBABLY HAS GOOD PARENTS. " SHE REPLIED , " YES NANCY DOES A GOOD JOB. " I LAUGHED AND SAID YOUR RIGHT.

   I WALK TO THE BEACH WITH A CHAIR AND GO RIGHT TO THE OCEAN.  1000'S OF SAND PIPER BIRDS ARE DOING THEIR THING ALONG THE WATER'S EDGE. I ENJOYED THEM BUT WAS WORRIED A LITTLE TOO.  WHY ?  HUGE DUMP TRUCKS GOING UP AND DOWN THE BEACH EVERY 30 SECONDS.

  APPARENTLY THEY ARE DREDGING AND MAKING BEACHES HIGHER AND LOWER. I ASSUME THIS WILL HELP WITH WICKED STORMS AND THE OCEAN RISING. ANYWAY , WHEN ENTERING OUR BEACH TO THE LEFT IT IS 4 FEET HIGHER THAN OUR BEACH SO IF YOU WALK THAT WAY YOU HAVE TO CLIMB A SMALL SAND HILL........NO BIG DEAL.

  OH , ON THE BEACH THERE IS 2 COLLEGE GIRLS TALKING ABOUT FINALLY BEING DONE CLASSES. BOTH ARE SUPER HOT AND IN TINY RED BIKINIS.  I MOVED 75 YARDS AWAY FROM THEM.  I AM HIDEOUS LOOKING AND WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER HUMAN BEING AGAIN SO WHY TORTURE MYSELF AND THEM. PLUS , THEY MAY HAVE CALLED AN AQUARIUM OR A SEAS RESCUE UNIT AND ASKED IF ONE OF THEIR SEA MAMMALS IS MISSING.

   ALSO , GOING STRAIGHT ON OUR BEACH TOWARDS THE OCEAN THE FIRST 50 YARDS IS NORMAL THAN IT DROPS 4 FEET.  TO ME THIS MADE SENSE TO BLOCK THE OCEAN A LITTLE BIT.  INSTEAD OF ALWAYS BUILDING THE BEACH UP WITH DUNES AND SUCH WHY NOT SCRAPE DOWN.....AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DID. I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT.

   ALSO , THEY ARE ALLOWING PARKING ON THE BEACH. YOU MUST HAVE 4 WHEEL DRIVE OR ALL WHEEL DRIVE.  THIS ONE BEACH IS ABOUT 20 BLOCKS AWAY BUT IT IS A GOOD IDEA I THINK. FOR $10 YOU CAN PARK YOUR VEHICLE ALL DAY. MUCH BETTER THAN FEEDING THE METER.  THOUGH SOME NEIGHBORS DISAGREE WITH THE BEACH PARKING.  GEE , SO SURPRISED.

   BACK HOME I MEET WITH A COMCAST TECH. A NICE YOUNG GUY WHO KNEW HIS INTERNET AND CABLE TV.....KINDA.   I TELL HIM RIGHT AWAY " OUR SMART TV IN THE MAIN ROOM HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS NETFLIX OR THE INTERNET IN 4 + YEARS. WE HAVE HAD 4 TECHS ALONG WITH SOME COMPUTER BUDDIES OF MINE WHO COULD NOT FIX IT. " THE GUY BEGINS HIS TRIAL AND ERROR TROUBLE SHOOTING.  I TOLD HIM WHERE OUR MAIN JUNCTION BOXES WERE AND HE CHECKED THE LINES FOR " STRENGTH OF SIGNAL " BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE.

   AFTER 1 HOUR HE TELLS ME HE IS ALL DONE. NOW , THE ONLY REASON I SET UP THIS MEETING WAS TO GET A NEW MODEM AND ATTEMPT TO FIX THIS SMART TV TO GET THE INTERNET.  I ASK HIM TO USE OUR REMOTE TO ACCESS " NETFLIX " ON OUR MAIN TV. HE ATTEMPTS AND FAILS.  HE SAYS , " HAVE YOU MOVED THE MODEM CLOSER TO THE TV ? " I RESPOND , " 10 TIMES OVER THE LAST 4 YEARS. THE ONLY WAY TO ACCESS INTERNET VIA THE TV IS A HARD ETHERNET LINE RUN FROM THE TV TO THE MODEM. THE FEMALE TECH ON THE PHONE TOLD ME IT IS DEFINITELY THE MODEM AND WE NEED AN UPGRADE. THIS WILL FIX THE SIGNAL AND OUR SMART TV WILL WORK AFTER 4 YEARS OF TRYING."

    THE YOUNG TECH SNUFFS A SOUND FROM HIS NOSE AND SAYS , " I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE SAID THAT. THERE IS NO WAY CHANGING THE BOX WILL HELP. " I TELL HIM OUR INTERNET IS NOT WORKING SO I HAVE BEEN USING " INFINITY " SIGNAL. HE SAYS , " THAT IS A HOT SPOT SIGNAL AND NOT YOUR MODEM. "  HE CHECKS OUR MODEM FOR OUR ID NAME AND PASSWORD AND IT DOESN'T WORK. HE SAYS , " I GUESS YOU DO NEED A NEW BOX. "

    HE RETURNS FROM HIS TRUCK AND INSTALLS THE NEW MODEM BOX. IN 10 MINUTES HE RESTORED OUR ID NAME AND PASSWORD..............AND WE TEST THE SIGNAL FROM THE SMART TV TO ACCESS " NETFLIX ". I CALL MY ELDEST FOR THE ID NAME AND PASSWORD FOR " NETFLIX " AND WAAAAA LAAAHHHH !!! WE NOW CAN ACCESS THE INTERNET FROM OUR MAIN TV !!!   IT TOOK 4 YEARS AND A FEMALE TECH OVER THE PHONE FIGURED IT OUT. THE YOUNG TECH LEFT AND I NEVER SAID A WORD TO RUB IT IN.

    I LEAVE RIGHT AWAY AND HEAD TO HOME DEPOT. I SPENT TOO MUCH MONEY BUT I REALLY NEEDED SOME LIGHT BULBS FOR ALL PROPERTIES AND SOME WIRING FOR A SIDE JOB NEXT WEEK.

   ON THE WAY HOME I DECIDE TO STOP BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE BARS FOR DINNER........" CASEY'S ON THE 3RD. " I SIT AT THE BAR AND WATCH OUR PHILLIES GET SMOKED. I ONLY WATCHED 2 INNINGS. I DID ORDER A WONDERFUL BURGER WITH CRAB MEAT AND BLEU CHEESE. I ALSO HAD 2 BLUE MOONS WITH ORANGE PEELS. I TOOK A PICTURE AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK. I RARELY DO FOOD PICTURES.

   OH , ANOTHER THING AT CASEYS. THERE WAS A GOOD CROWD BY 8PM BUT ONE THING MADE ME FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE........I FELT TOO YOUNG. YEP , THE AVERAGE AGE WAS 85 TONIGHT. I COULD OF BANGED SO MANY GRANDMAS TONIGHT. I FELT EVERY LADY WAS LOOKING AT ME SAYING , " WHY IS THIS PIECE OF MEAT ALL BY HIMSELF ? " THAN AGAIN MOST OF THEM PROBABLY HAD CATARACT AND GLAUCOMA COMBINED.

    SPEAKING OF FACEBOOK.  OUR SURVEILLANCE VIDEO HAS OVER 2300 VIEWS , 33 SHARES , AND A TON OF COMMENTS.

   THE " STOLEN BIKE UPDATE " FACEBOOK POST WITH ME GIVING A BIKE TO THE LITTLE KID HAS OVER 200 LIKES AND ENDLESS COMMENTS FROM FAMILY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. IT WAS A NICE FEELING BUT THE TRUE STAR IS ADELE B. WHO DONATED HER NEW BIKE TO THE KID.

    HEAD HOME AND I AM JONESING FOR A " BLIZZARD ".  DAIRY QUEEN IS CLOSED SO I HEAD TO THE NEXT BEST THING........" SCOOPS ".  A REALLY POLITE LADY PLAYS WITH ME AND ANOTHER PATRON. SHE IS MY KIND OF EMPLOYEE.....FUN AND HAPPY.  SHE CONVINCES ME TO PUT COOKIE DOUGH AND BUTTER FINGER TOGETHER. WHO AM I TO DENY THIS OPINION ?  SO I DID.

  HEAD HOME AND I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING SOMETHING ON " NETFLIX ". THERE WAS ONE PROBLEM. I GOT TIRED IN A HURRY. BY 9PM I WAS FIGHTING TO STAY AWAKE. BY 10 PM I MOVED INTO MY BEDROOM.  I WATCHED 3 MOVIES AT ONCE WHENEVER ONE HAD A COMMERCIAL........" SHAW SHANK REDEMPTION " , " REVENGE PORN " ( NOT WHAT YOU THINK AND IT WAS BAD )  , AND " LORD OF THE RINGS : BATTLE OF THE 5 ARMIES ".   BY 10:30PM I COULD NOT STAY AWAKE.

   I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 6:15 AM. I KNOW I WOKE UP SEVERAL TIMES AND EVEN DREAMT ABOUT MY ARM AND SHOULDER FEELING BETTER.....WHICH IT DID IN THE MORNING. NOT SURE WHAT IT IS BUT I SEEM TO SLEEP BETTER DOWN HERE.

    SATURDAY       5 - 5 - 18

      CINCO DE MAYO BLOW OH.

      IT IS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER HERE IN NORTH WILDWOOD. I GOT ALL MY PROJECTS DONE , LOADED MY CAR WITH EVERYTHING , AND NOW JUST HAVE ONE MORE THING TO DO BEFORE HEADING HOME.

     A 2 1/2 HOUR CONDO MEETING WITH OUR FELLOW UNIT OWNERS. FOR THE MOST PART EVERYONE IS SUPER COOL. WE DID DISCUSS NEW RENOVATIONS AND VOTED ON IT.  WE AGREED ON A 1/4 MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION.  YEP , EACH OWNER HAS TO PONY UP $23,000 BY SEPTEMBER 1ST. IT WILL GO HIGHER. THIS IS NOT FUN. THE SILVER LINING IS THE BUILDING WILL BE BEAUTIFUL AND OUR HOME SALES SHOULD GO UP.

     SINCE I DID MY 2 HOURS OF CHORES YESTERDAY I COULD ROLL OUT.  THE REST OF THE OWNERS HAD MULCH TO PLANT AND OTHER THINGS TO DO.

     STOP AT PRIMO HOAGIES TO GET A " BADA BING ". THEIR SANDWICHES ARE ALWAYS GOOD BUT THE PRICES ARE WAY TOO HIGH.

     HOME IN OKAY TIME AND UNLOADED. IN 30 MINUTES WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST WERE HEADING TO COLLEGE TO BRING OUR ELDEST AND HER STUFF HOME. THE SEMESTER IS ENDING NEXT WEEK.

     I WATCH THE FIRST HALF OF THE 76ERS. AT HALFTIME I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND WHEELS AND THE KIDS COME HOME. IT WAS PERFECT TIMING.

    AT THE NAIL I PREP FOR THE BANDS AND ALL OF US WATCH THE 76ERS. THE VERY COOL IS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME OUR RADIO ANNOUNCERS LINKED UP WITH THE TV. USUALLY THEY ARE 40 SECONDS BEHIND. THIS WAS PERFECT.  THE ONLY THING NOT PERFECT WAS THE 76ERS. IN FACT , THEY WERE FAR FROM PERFECT. IN FACT , THEY WERE HORRIBLE.  WHAT SUCKED IS THE 76ERS PLAYED SO DAMN BAD YET THEY WERE IN THE GAME. THEY EVEN GOT THE GAME TO GO INTO OVERTIME.  WHAT WAS SICKENING WAS THE 6TH GRADE TURNOVERS.  I WAS CRUSHED WHEN WE HAD A CHANCE TO WIN THE GAME AND WE THROW THE BALL AWAY LIKE A 3 YEAR OLD GIRL........TWICE.

    I MOVE THE BANDS ALONG AND IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT. EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL AND IT WAS A BUSY NIGHT.

    BACK HOME I BRING 2 BLUE MOONS WITH ME. I WIND DOWN AND TAKE A DOUBLE DOSAGE OF MY SHOULDER PAIN MEDICINE. I ADDED 2 BRANDIES WHICH I REGRET THE NEXT MORNING. THE DOG WAKING ME UP AT 5:15AM AND 5:45AM I DID NOT APPRECIATE.

    SUNDAY       5 - 6 - 18

    THE LONG DAY AND NIGHTS CONTINUE.  BY THE TIME I GOT HOME I COULD BARELY STAND OR BEND OVER.  AT THE NAIL I WAS PICKING UP CIGARETTE BUTTS UP OUT FRONT AND MAN WHAT A STRUGGLE.

   START DAY SLOW. I SLEPT DECENT AND BY 11:30AM I WAS ALREADY THINKING OF HEADING TO THE NAIL. BY 1PM I WAS THERE. 

   DRIVING THERE I STOOD ON THE BRAKES TO SAVE A RABBIT.  RIGHT NEAR YANGMING RESTAURANT.........DAMN RABBIT.

   SPEAKING OF RABBITS.  THE HOT ACTRESS IN THE MOVIE " HOUSE BUNNY " I HAD A DREAM ABOUT. IT WAS KINDA LIKE WILLIE WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY AND EXCEPT IT WAS AT A WATER PARK THAT LOOKED LIKE A RAIN FOREST. SHE TOLD ME TO FOLLOW HER THROUGH THESE WATER SLIDES AND WATER WAYS ALL GOING THROUGH NATURE. IT WAS PRETTY COOL.  BY THE END SHE ASKED ME IF I LIKE TO TAKE THE WHOLE AMUSEMENT NATURE PARK OVER.

   ANYWAY , THE NAIL HAS A MATINEE SHOW. THE BAND SMARTY PANTS PERFORMED. IT IS REALLY ASHAME THESE GUYS ARE NOT MORE POPULAR. THEY HAD PEOPLE LAUGHING THEIR ENTIRE SET. 

   HOW DO I KNOW ?  I AM WATCHING THE PHILLIES IN THE 8TH INNING. THIS IS A PRETTY IMPORTANT GAME.  IF THEY WIN IT SHOWS POWER HOUSE NATIONALS THE PHILLIES ARE FOR REAL. IF THEY WIN THEY MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE. WELL , THIS IS PHILLY AND WE ARE USED TO CRASHING HEART BREAKS. ANYWAY , THE PHILLIES ARE WINNING 4 - 1 WHEN THE NATIONALS HAVE 1ST AND 2ND WITH ONE OUT IN THE 8TH INNING. I SAY TO MYSELF , " THE PHILLIES ARE GOING TO LOSE. " HOW THE HELL DO I KNOW THIS ??!!!  IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. WELP , THE 8TH INNING THE NATIONALS GET 2 RUNS TO MAKE IT A 4 - 3 GAME. IN THE 9TH INNING THE PHILLIES IMPLODE WORSE THAN THE 76ERS BY WALKING BATTERS AND HITTING ONE.  A BASES LOADED WALK TIED THE GAME AND THAN A SINGLE ENDED IT. PHILS LOSE 5 - 4........BLOW.

    HAD A GOOD TIME HANGING WITH A FRIEND TODAY. WE TALKED THE NORMAL SHOP OF BIZ , KIDS , AND MEMORIES.

   A FAMILY MEMBER STOPS AT THE NAIL TO REPLACE A TEMPERATURE SENSOR. 

   BACK HOME I LITERALLY CAN'T MOVE.  MY BODY JUST ACHES FROM STANDING 7 HOURS SATURDAY NIGHT AND THAN ANOTHER 7 HOURS TODAY.

   WHEELS AND I WATCH THE 52ND SUPER BOWL AGAIN. GOD THAT WAS AWESOME. WE ALSO WATCHED " AMERICAN IDOL " BETWEEN THE COMMERCIALS.

   BY 10PM I HAD TO GO TO BED. I SLEPT OKAY AT BEST , HAD SOME CRAZY SHORT DREAMS , AND WAS UP AT 6AM.  DURING THE NIGHT FROM 4AM TO 5AM I HIT THE SLEEP BUTTON AND LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO. MAN, WERE THEY RIPPING THE 76ERS. I ALSO WAS UP AT 1:15AM AND I COULD NOT READ THE CLOCK WHICH I THOUGHT READ 4:15AM. I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT READ 1:15AM.

   MONDAY       5 - 7 - 18

  WHAT THE NEWS ? I'LL YA....THEY'RE ARE SOME SERIOUS DIRT BAGS OUT THERE.

   - ATTORNEY GENERAL RETIRES. WHY? - HAVING " CONSENSUAL " ROLL PLAYING SEX.  OH , JUST 2 MORE THINGS , 6 WOMEN CAME OUT AND SAID GETTING SLAPPED AROUND IN BED WAS NOT CONSENSUAL ....AND.....HE WAS A HUGE ADVOCATE & SUPPORTER OF THE " ME TOO " CAMPAIGN. FUCKING IDIOT.

   - A GUY IN CALIFORNIA GETS DINNER DATES ON THOSE POPULAR DATING WEBSITES. HE MEETS THE WOMEN AT THE RESTAURANTS , ORDERS SUPER EXPENSIVE MEALS , GETS A CELL PHONE CALL AT THE END OF THE MEAL SAYING IT WAS HIS KID ,....................AND LEAVES.   HE DID 90 DAYS IN JAIL FOR GETTING CAUGHT. WELP , HE STRUCK AGAIN 15 TIMES SINCE BEING RELEASED FROM PRISON AND IS KNOWN TO DO THIS WITH HAIR CUTS. HIS FACE IS PLASTERED ALL OVER THE MAJOR NEWS NETWORKS.......HIS SON MUST BE VERY PROUD.  WHAT A FUCKING DOUCHE.

   - THE BIGGEST ASSHOLE OF THEM ALL.  AN 18 YEAR OLD  FOOTBALL PLAYER DATING A BEAUTIFUL BLONDE 16 YEAR OLD CHEER LEADER. THE GIRL HAS HER WHOLE LIFE IN FRONT OF HER. LIKE ALL YOUNG ROMANCES THEY START AND END QUICKLY. THE GIRL BROKE UP WITH HIM AND HE WENT TO HER HOUSE AND SHOT HER DEAD WITH HIS GRAND FATHER'S GUN. THIS FUCKING LOW LIFE WAS TOO MUCH OF A PUSSY TO ACCEPT THE BREAK UP AND EVEN WORSE TOO SPINELESS TO PUT A BULLET IN HIS OWN COCK. THIS FUCKING IRKS ME TO NO END. STOP HURTING OTHERS AND JUST FUCKING JUMP OFF A GOD DAMN MOUNTAIN IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR LIFE. WE ALL HAVE WICKED UPS AND DOWNS............SO PAINFUL TO HEAR THE MOM ON THE 911 CALL.  I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE THE CRUEL DEVASTATING PAIN.

   - WASHINGTON CAPITALS GET THE MONKEY OFF THEIR BACKS....AKA......THE PENGUINS. THEY WIN GAME 6 IN PITTSBURGH IN OVERTIME TO ADVANCE TO THE 3RD ROUND.

   - REMEMBER WHEN LEBRON JAMES LOST GAME ONE IN THE FIRST ROUND AND EVERYONE SAID HE IS TOO OLD AND BLOWS. WELL , THEY JUST SWEPT TORONTO IN THE 2ND ROUND. THEY MOVE ON TO THE EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP.

   - OK , LET'S NOT GET TOO EXCITED BY W.I.P'S SPORT RADIO TALK SHOW HOST AL MORGATI BUT HE MAY HAVE A POINT.  HE PREDICTS THE 76ERS WILL BE THE FIRST TEAM EVER TO COME BACK FROM AN 0 - 3 SEVEN GAME SERIES.  THIS HAS HAPPENED 121 TIMES IN THE NBA AND NOT ONE TEAM HAS EVER COME BACK TO WIN A SERIES DOWN 0 - 3.  SO WHY DOES AL PREDICT THE COME BACK ?   HERE IS SOME SEMI VALID POINTS ( THOUGH I FEEL THEY WILL LOSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN BOSTON )

  1) THE 76ERS HAVE BEEN THE FAVORITE IN EVERY GAME INCLUDING THIS WEDNESDAY AT BOSTON ( - 1 1/2 ). IS VEGAS THIS WRONG ALL THE TIME ?

  2) THE 76ERS HAVE PLAYED AWFUL. I MEAN HORRIBLE AWFUL. EVERY STATISTIC IS WELL BELOW THEIR SEASON AVERAGE AND YET THEY HAVE BEEN IN EVERY GAME EXCEPT GAME ONE....THOUGH IT WAS CLOSE UNTIL THE 4TH QUARTER.   IT IS A MATTER OF ODDS THAT THE #1 TEAM IN THE NBA SHOOTING 3'S LIKE THEY DID ALL SEASON WILL GET BETTER.

  3) FLYERS BEAT THE BOSTON BRUINS WHEN DOWN 0 - 3. IF YOU REMEMBER THAT WAS SO AWESOME BECAUSE IN GAME 7 THE FLYERS WERE LOSING 3 - 0 AND CAME BACK TO WIN. YES , IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE 76ERS.

  4) EAGLES BEAT THE PATRIOTS ( WHICH MOST BOSTON FANS LOVE THEIR TOM BRADY ). AGAIN , NOTHING TO DO WITH THE 76ERS.

  5) THE COACH WAITED 3 GAMES TOO MANY AND FINALLY STARTED TJ. McCONNELL FOR THE 2ND TIME ALL YEAR. TJ PLAYED 33 MINUTES WHICH IS THE MOST HE PLAYED ALL YEAR.  HE SPARKS THE TEAM LIKE NO OTHER. THE COACH WAS A DUMBASS FOR NOT DOING THIS IN GAME 1, 2, AND 3.  REMEMBER THAT 22 POINT LEAD IN GAME 2 IN BOSTON ? THEY TOOK OUT TJ AND THE LEAD WAS LOST IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES.

   OK , IF YOU BELIEVE THE CRAP ABOVE THAN GO AHEAD.....BUT IT TURNED MY HEAD ALITTLE BIT.  I WILL BE CHEERING OUR 76ERS ON WEDNESDAY AT THE NAIL.

   MY DAY - OFF TO COLLEGE TO DROP OFF MY ELDEST AND HER ROOM MATE FOR THE FINAL WEEK. THERE WERE SEVERAL ENTERTAINING THINGS.

  1) IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY. WEATHER WAS PICTURE PERFECT. STUDENTS OUTSIDE EVERYWHERE IN SHORT SHORTS , DAISY DUKES , TANKS TOPS , AND BIKINIS.  WAIT WHAT ? BIKINIS ?  THIS COLLEGE HAS A RATIO OF 11 - 1 FEMALES TO MALES. WHERE I WAS THE RATIO WAS 85 - 1.  I BEGGED GOD TO LET ME BE YOUNG AGAIN AND GO BACK TO COLLEGE. HE LAUGHED AND SO DID THE GIRLS LOOKING AT ME.

  2) WE LOADED OUR NEW VEHICLE UP BETTER THAN FRED SANFORD.

  3) WHEELS - OKAY , THIS CHICK HAS BEEN WITH ME FOR 33+ YEARS. SHE HAS HELPED ME MULTIPLE TIMES IN CONSTRUCTION , CARPENTRY , AND SIDE JOBS. SHE HAS EVEN HELPED BUILD HER OWN POCONO HOUSE FROM THE GROUND UP BUT TODAY I WAS AMAZED AT WHAT I SAW AND WHAT SHE DID.  SO HERE IS THE SHORT STORY :

  ON SUNDAY I GAVE WHEELS A SMALL BUCKET OF SPACKLE AND A SPACKLE BLADE.  SHE DROVE OUR KID TO COLLEGE AND TOOK SOME THINGS HOME. SHE ALSO HELPED TAKE PICTURES DOWN WHICH MEANT SHE HAD TO FILL THE HOLES WITH SPACKLE. I WOULD RETURN TODAY TO RE-SPACKLE AND SPONGE THEM.  WHEN I WALKED INTO THE ROOM MY JAW DROPPED AND THE TEXTING BEGAN. MY FIRST TEXT WAS " DID YOU THROW THE SPACKLE AGAINST THE WALL OR USE THE BLADE TO FLICK IT ? "  INSTEAD OF PUTTING A SMALL AMOUNT OF SPACKLE ON THE BLADE AND INSERTING IT INTO THE PICTURE HOLE AND THAN SCRAPING IT NICE AND CLEAN AND LEVEL TO THE WALL ( WHICH SHE HAS SEEN ME DO A 1000 TIMES ) SHE JUST KEPT ADDING GLOBS TO IT. I MEAN THE SPACKLE IS 2 INCHES OFF THE WALL. IT LOOKS LIKE A PORN VIDEO WAS SHOT HERE ALL SEMESTER. I LITERALLY NEED A GRINDER OR SAND BLASTER TO SMOOTH THE SPACKLE BACK DOWN TO THE WALL.  WHEELS TEXTED BACK , " IT'S OFFICIAL. I CAN NOT PAINT OR SPACKLE "  I AGREED WITH HER.

  BACK HOME MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME UNLOAD AND PLACES OUR PET RABBIT IN THE GARDEN.

   OUR YOUNGEST HEADS TO A STUDY DATE AT PANERA BREAD. YEP......PANERA BREAD.  ANY OTHER KID I MAY BE SUSPECT TOO. BUT THIS KID GOT HER GRADES IN AND IT IS A 4.1.  YES STRAIGHT A'S IS A 4.0 THE HIGHEST YOU CAN GET BUT HER GRADES ARE ALL A+'S......THUS THE 4.1. 

   OH ONE MORE THING , OUR YOUNGEST FORGOT TO PUT THE RABBIT BACK UPSTAIRS SO A FRIEND WALKING WITH WHEELS GOT THE RABBIT. IT WAS A FUN COUPLE OF MINUTES WATCHING OUR FRIEND CHASE THE RABBIT AROUND.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS PERFECT WEATHER.

  A NICE LITTLE NIGHT OF OPEN BLUES. SOME REALLY GOOD MUSIC , MADE SOME FOOD ORDERS , AND HAD A FUN TIME. I TALKED TO A BASS PLAYER WHO TRAVELLED ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES VIA MOTORCYCLE. HE SHOWED ME PICTURES OF " THE DRAGON TAIL " AND OTHER REALLY COOL MOTORCYCLE PLACES TO GO.  THEY LOOKED LIKE COMMERCIALS FOR HARLEY DAVIDSON.

 DRAGON TAIL - A VERY LONG ROAD IN ALABAMA THAT HAS 33 CURVES.

  THE END OF THE NIGHT WAS THE FUNNIEST. THE LEAD SINGER OF THE BAND ANGEL BLUE NEVER HAS BEEN ON A MOTORCYCLE. I WAS OUTSIDE PREPPING MY BIKE TO HEAD HOME AND SHE WAS GOING TO THE PARKING LOT TO GET HER CAR. SO I SAID , " LET ME GIVE YOU A RIDE THERE. " SHE SCREAMED AND HER BAND MATE TOOK PICTURES. SHE NEVER BEEN ON A BIKE BEFORE AND WAS AMAZED AND JOYOUS LIKE A LITTLE KID ON CHRISTMAS DAY. HER QUOTE , " IT FELT LIKE I WAS FLYING. IT IS A TOTAL DIFFERENT FEEL FROM A CONVERTIBLE. I FELT LIKE I AM FLYING !!! " A PICTURE CAN BE SEEN ON FACEBOOK OF HER AND I ON MY RUBY RED VTX 1300........TOO FUNNY.

  I TAKE A WONDERFUL SLOW RIDE HOME.

  AT HOME I PET THE PUP WHO IS WAGGING HER TAIL VIGOROUSLY AND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE COUCH. THE DOG BRINGS HUGE JOY TO THIS FAMILY. I SAT AND HAD 2 BEERS WITH HER AND WATCHED A LITTLE TV.

     TUESDAY     5 - 8 - 18

   START MORNING GETTING YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND HAVING LIMITED SLEEP.  SOUND FAMILIAR ?

   MORE PHILLY FANS GETTING SUCKED INTO THE 76ERS CHANCES OF WINNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN BOSTON.  THE CELTICS HAVE NOT LOST AT HOME.......YET.  SORRY , I GOT SUCKED IN A LITTLE TOO BUT STILL THINK THEY WILL LOSE BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN GAME 6.

    WHEN YOU TALK TO YOUR INVESTING REP WHILE HE IS BBQING AND TRYING TO KEEP HIS BABY OCCUPIED YOU SHOULD REALLY SHOULD STOP THE PHONE CONVERSATION.  THIS WAS 2 DAYS AGO. WE TALKED TODAY AND MAN WAS HE OFF ON WHAT HE HEARD AND WHAT WE NEED.  HE HEARD " YOU HAVE MONEY TO INVEST ? OKAY COOL NO FEES THERE. " ACTUAL STATEMENT , " WE NEED MONEY. OH , THERE IS A SHITLOAD OF EARLY WITHDRAWAL FEES AND TAXATION. "...........MOOD RUINED.

   ELDEST DROPS OFF MORE DORM FURNITURE AND STUFF WITH HER ROOM MATE. IT WAS A GOOD IDEA AND IT WILL SAVE US ANOTHER TRIP TO COLLEGE.

   A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE BANK AND THAN TO THE NAIL.  I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS AND IT WAS NICE TO HAVE THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN.

  NEW THERMOSTAT FOR WALK-IN FRIDGE KEEPS MALFUNCTIONING......AND DISCONNECT.  IT IS EASIER TO LEARN LATIN THAN READ THE INSTRUCTIONS TO FIX IT.

  HAVERTOWN POLICE AND THE MOM CONTACT AND THANK ME FOR THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WE POSTED WITH THE GUY STEALING THE MOM'S SON'S BIKE.  THE VIDEO HAD OVER 2 1/2 THOUSAND VIEWS AND OVER 30 SHARES.  THREE FRIENDS OF THE NAIL IDENTIFIED THE CULPRIT , HIS TRUCK , AND GAVE HIS HOME ADDRESS TO ME WHICH I PASSED ONTO THE POLICE.  IT WAS NICE TO SEE SOME CLOSURE.

   BACK HOME WE HANG OUT.  WE WATCHED THE PHILLIES WIN , AN EPISODE OF ROSEANNE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS VERY GOOD AND DID GET CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS.  I DON'T GET PEOPLE. YOU SEE ANGRY PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA EVERY DAY BUT THIS EPISODE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF AWARENESS ON MUSLIMS AND OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM. THE NEWS SAID THE NATION WAS SPLIT 50/50. ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ?  EVEN THE LEADER OF MUSLIM RELATIONS POSTED A NICE FEED ABOUT HOW HE " LAUGHED AND WAS MOVED " BY THIS EPISODE. EVERYONE IS SO DAMN ANGRY. WE ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " BROCKMIRE ".  I AM 50/50 ON THE 2ND SEASON SO FAR.

  DRINKING LIGHT BEER INSTEAD OF DARK HEAVIER BEERS. MAN THIS WEIGHT WATCHING EVERY SECOND OF MY LIFE REALLY BLOWS.

  WE ALSO WATCHED " CHICAGO M.D. ". I THINK THAT IS WHAT IT IS CALLED. I AM NOT SURE BECAUSE THERE ARE AT LEAST 4 SHOWS WITH THE WORD " CHICAGO " IN IT.  IT WAS GOOD BUT THERE ARE SO MANY HOSPITAL SHOWS. THE ONLY ISSUE I HAD WAS SO MANY DOCTORS ARE SUPER YOUNG AND PIECES OF ASS.  GROWING UP MY VISITS TO THE HOSPITAL WERE TO A TINY OFFICE AND THE NAME WAS DOCTOR CANTER. THE GUY WAS 80 YEARS OLD WHEN I WAS 4.  HE WAS 80 YEARS OLD WHEN I STOPPED SEEING HIM AT 18. HE WAS ALWAYS 80.

   P.E.C.O. STOPPED BY AND INSTALLED A NEW METER. IT TOOK 10 MONTHS TO DO THIS.  HE WAS THE TOP DOG AND FORMAN OF HIS DIVISION. HE TOLD ME , " I AM SICK OF HEARING ABOUT THIS WORK ORDER SO I CAME HERE AFTER 6PM WHEN I KNOW YOUR OPEN. "  WE WERE SCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY BUT I AM SURE THEY WOULD OF NOT CALLED ME AHEAD OF TIME TO MEET THEM.........LIKE I REQUESTED 20 TIMES.

  WEDNESDAY     5 - 9 - 18

   I HAVE TO GET THIS OFF MY MIND AND THAN I WILL WRITE ABOUT MY TRIVIAL LIFE. THE QUESTION ON 2 SPORTS TALK RADIO STATIONS IS , " WHAT IS THE MAIN REASON THE 76ERS ARE OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS ? " SOME OF THE DUMBEST ANSWERS I HEARD SO HERE IS WHAT I WOULD SAY ;

 1) THEY SUCKED ROYAL ASS.  EVERY BOSTON CELTIC HAD HIGHER NUMBERS THAN THEIR SEASON AVERAGES. REMEMBER THE WORD " EVVVVVVVVVERRRRRRRRRY !!!! "

 2) EVERY 76ERS HAD NUMBERS LOWER THAN THEIR SEASON AVERAGES..........EVVVVVVERYYYYYYY !!

 3) TURNOVERS......FUCKING TURNOVERS !!! THE 76ERS SIXERS LED THE LEAGUE IN THE WORSE CATEGORY OF ALL.......TURNOVERS.  THEY AVERAGED 16 DURING THE SEASON AND LAST NIGHT THEY HAD 16.  THE GUT WRENCHING STUPID 5TH GRADE STUPID DUMBASS TURNOVERS WERE ABSOLUTELY SICKENING TO WATCH.

 4) COACHING - THEIR COACH ADJUSTED , WATCHED FILM , ADAPTED , ANALYZED THE 76ERS FIRST SERIES AND IMPLEMENTED AN ATTACK PLAN OF BADGERING ALL SHOOTERS FROM OUTSIDE THE 3 POINT CIRCLE. IT WORKED PERFECTLY FOR IT DISORIENTED THE ENTIRE TEAM AND COACH.

 5) OUR COACH - AS AN ASSISTANT COACH HE WON 4 NBA TITLES WITH SAN ANTONIO. THEY MADE IT TO THE FINALS ANOTHER 3 TIMES.  ALL THIS WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ESPECIALLY UNDER A GREAT COACH THAT WHOLE TIME DID NOT COME INTO FACTOR THIS ENTIRE PLAYOFF SERIES.

 6) EMBIID - LOW POST JUST BLOWS. OKAY , MAYBE THAT IS TOO HARSH BECAUSE HE DID PLAY SOLID BUT WHEN HE DRIBBLES LESS THAN 3 TIMES LOW POST HE GETS A GOOD SHOT OFF. WHEN HE DRIBBLES MORE THAN 3 TIMES HE TURNS IT OVER OR GETS OFF A BAD SHOT. THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE PEOPLE !!

  7) SARIC OR SARGE - PLAYS HIS HEART OUT BUT DRIBBLES WORSE THAN A BABY EATING CARROTS AND PEAS. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO MORE THAN 3 DRIBBLES FOR HIM TOO.

  8) SIMMONS - DON'T SAY HE IS TOO YOUNG OR A ROOKIE. THE CELTICS 2 ROOKIES FUCKING SMOKED US. SIMMONS CAN DRIBBLE AND PASS BUT HE HAS 0 SHOOTING ABILITY.  HE DID IMPROVE HIS FOUL SHOOTING FROM SUCK TO LESS SUCK.

   SO THOSE ARE ALL KEYS TO LOSING. SOME OF LAST NIGHT'S CRITICAL MOMENTS SHAT AWAY WERE REDDIK MISSING A 3 POINTER WHEN WE WERE UP 4 POINTS WITH 90 SECONDS LEFT , EMBIID MISSING 2 SHOTS FOR 12 INCHES FROM THE BASKET ( ROUGHLY THE LENGTH OF HIS COCK ) AND NOT BEING GUARDED REALLY BECAUSE BOSTON DID NOT WANT TO FOUL , AND TJ MISSING A 10 FOOTER AS TIME EXPIRED FROM THE 3RD QUARTER. OH , THE END OF THE 2ND QUARTER WHERE BOSTON DID A 19 - 5 RUN DID NOT HELP EITHER.

  OK , I COULD RANT MORE BUT PEOPLE ( SIMMONS AND EMBIID TOO )  SAYING THE BOSTON FANS WERE GREAT IS BULLSHIT. THEY SUCK ASS. OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO BE GOOD BECAUSE THEIR TEAM IS WINNING.

 MY DAY WAS A LONG ONE BUT IT'S WEIRD I ENJOYED IT......ALL 18 HOURS OF IT.

  MID MORNING I AM AT THE NAIL STOCKING A LIQUOR ORDER I PICKED UP. I WAIT FOR A BEER DELIVERY BUT THEY ARE RUNNING LATE. I GET SOME THINGS DONE BUT DECIDE TO HEAD TO A SIDE JOB IN ARDMORE.

  AT THE SIDE JOB I SET UP AND BEGIN LAYING OUT 6 HIGH HAT LIGHTS. THE HUSBAND AND WIFE AGREE ON THE GAME PLAN. I DO SOME LITTLE THINGS AND WE QUICKLY FIND OUT THE CUSTOMER PICKED UP THE TRIM KITS AND NOT THE CAGES.  HE DRIVES TO LOWES AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

  I RECEIVE A BEER ORDER AND STOCK IT. I ALSO WEED OUT FRONT , CHANGED THE FRYER'S OIL , SPRAY THE WHOLE PLACE WITH INSECTICIDE , AND OTHER LITTLE STUFF.

  BACK TO THE SIDE JOB AND THE CUSTOMER GETS PRE-CONSTRUCTION CAGES FOR THE LIGHTS. THESE WILL NOT WORK. I GET HIM A PICTURE ( VIA MY BROTHER ) AND SEND HIM BACK TO LOWES AGAIN. I FEEL BAD.

   I GET SUPER LUCKY - THE CEILINGS ARE THE OLD SMOOTH STUCCO AND DRYWALL. IT IS VERY HARD TO CUT CIRCLES INTO. I COULD NOT FIND MY CIRCLE CUTTER ( WHICH I LOOKED FOR 3 DAYS ) AND HAND CUT THEM. THE LUCKY PART WAS THE STUDS HAD A CAVITY ABOVE THEM SO RUNNING WIRES WAS SIMPLE. I DID HAVE TO SAW SALL 2 SMALL SUPPORTS BUT THE WIRES WERE RUN QUITE QUICKLY.

  CUSTOMER RETURNS WITH THE RIGHT RECESSED CAGES.  I NEED SOME MORE SUPPLIES SO HE RUNS TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY WHILE I PREP THE WIRING.

  THE NEW RECESSED LIGHTS ARE COOL. THEY HAVE SUPER SIMPLE WIRE CONNECTORS SO NO WIRE NUTS ARE NEEDED.  I RUN INTO A SLIGHT PROBLEM THAT 5 WIRES NEED TO GO INTO ONE BOX WITH ONLY 4 CONNECTORS. I QUICKLY DEVISE A WAY TO BYPASS IT.

   I NEVER PUSH THE LIGHTS INTO THE CEILING. I ALWAYS LET THEM HANG DOWN UNTIL TESTING IS DONE. I AM GLAD I DID THIS.  I CONNECT ALL POWER AND LIGHTS AND WE TURN THEM ON. OUT OF 6 .....3 WORK. OF COURSE , SOMETHING IS WRONG. I RE-WIRE WHAT I THING IS WRONG AND WASTE ABOUT 25 MINUTES. I TURN THE LIGHTS ON AND THE SAME 3 DO NOT WORK.  I STEP BACK AND STARE AT THE 3 NON-WORKING LIGHTS.  I STARE AT THE FEED LIGHT ( IT FEEDS POWER TO 2 OTHER LIGHTS ) AND SAY OUT LOUD , " THAT LIGHT SHOULD HAVE 3 WIRES WHY IS THERE ONLY 2 ? "  I REACH UP IN THE CEILING AND MY NEW POWER LINE GOT PULLED BACK INTO THE CEILING WHILE I WAS WORKING ON THE OTHER 3 LIGHTS. I NEVER SAW IT.  I QUICKLY ADDED IT IN THE LIGHT'S JUNCTION BOX AND ALL THE LIGHTS WORKED.  I BUM OUT A LITTLE BECAUSE I  LOST 25 MINUTES.

  I AM RUNNING OUT OF TIME AND ASK THE CUSTOMERS IF I CAN LEAVE THE LIGHTS DANGLING OVER NIGHT. I READ THEM AND DECIDE I WILL GET AS MANY RECESSED AS I CAN. I DO 5 OF 6 WHICH IS EXCELLENT SINCE I TOLD THEM I ONLY DO ONE.  THE WIFE IS ECSTATIC OF ALL THE LIGHT. THEIR MAIN COMPLAINT FOR YEARS IS THE KITCHEN IS WAY TOO DARK. I FIXED A KITCHEN LIGHT AND INSTALLED 6 RECESSED HIGH HATS. ( PRICED FOR 5 BUT I WON'T CHARGE THEM )

 THE HUSBAND WHO WAS A GOOD ASSISTANT HELPS ME CLEAN UP. I TAKE THEIR TRASH AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. I DUMP THE DEBRIS AND LOAD UP 20 BEER BOXES IN MY VAN FOR OUR RABBIT'S CAGE.  I HEAD HOME AND THE KIDS AND THEIR FRIENDS HELP ME UNLOAD.

  I ALSO CALL OUR MECHANIC AND SET UP AN INSPECTION OF OUR VAN DUE NEXT MONTH BUT I WANT IT LOOKED AT SOON BECAUSE THE VAN IS RUNNING BAD.

  I AM EXHAUSTED AND MUST NAP FOR 30 MINUTES. I MAKE 2 WONDERFUL SAUSAGE , PEPPER , & ONION SANDWICHES. I AM SURPRISED MY YOUNGEST WANTS TO TRY PEPPERS AND ONIONS. I WRAP MY  IN TIN FOIL ( WHICH BRINGS OUT MORE FLAVOR ) AND MY KID EATS HERS NOW.

   DON'T FORGET THE CHICKEN - YESTERDAY I PUT A LARGE BAG OF CHICKEN WINGS IN THE REFRIGERATOR. MY KID OPENS THE FRIDGE AND SAYS , " WHAT'S UP WITH THE BIG BAG OF WINGS ? "  I LOAD THEM UP ON MY MOTORCYCLE ALONG WITH MY SANDWICH.

  MY ELDEST IS HOME FROM COLLEGE AND DONE HER SEMESTER. SHE HAS FRIENDS OVER AND THEY PUT THE RABBIT OUT IN THE GARDEN AND PLAY CARDS ON OUR PATIO.

  I RIDE TO THE NAIL AND MEET WITH 3 PEOPLE FOR A FUND RAISER NEXT MONTH.  AN EX-BARTENDER AND HER SON CAME IN ( WHO I GOT A JOB ) AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM.  SOME REGULARS START COMING IN TOO.  BY 8PM I AM DONE MY MEETING.   I INSTALL NEW MENUS IN OUR TABLE TENTS ( WHICH I PRINTED OUT EARLIER THIS MORNING ) AND NOW SIT AND WATCH OUR 76ERS. MY SUPERSTITIOUS NATURE HAD ME SITTING IN EVERY BARSTOOL OF THE NAIL UNTIL THEY DID WELL.  THE KEY WORD " EVERY ".....THEY NEVER REALLY DID WELL.

  PHILLIES WIN AGAIN AND ARE A 1/2 GAME OUT OF 1ST PLACE FROM THE BRAVES. THEY GOT TO 20 WINS ONE MONTH FASTER THAN LAST YEAR. THIS ANALYTICS SEEMS TO BE WORKING. OH , REMEMBER WHEN THE METS STARTED OUT 10 - 0 ?  THEIR BEST START EVER.....THEY ARE 18 - 17 NOW AND COME TO PHILLY THIS WEEKEND. I WAS INVITED TO 2 GAMES IN A SUITE BUT WILL ONLY MAKE ONE.

  LET OUR DOORMAN CLOSE THE NAIL AND I TAKE A SLIGHTLY CHILLY MOTORCYCLE RIDE HOME. I HANG WITH MY ELDEST AND A FRIEND. OUR KID MAKES A VERY GOOD MAC & CHEESE AND WE WATCH THE MOVIE " ATOMIC BLONDE " WITH CHARLIZE " I SO WANT TO BANG " THERON.  THE MOVIE WAS OKAY BUT SOME LESBIAN SCENES WITH CHARLIZE AND A HOT GERMAN CHICK ALONG WITH FIGHT SCENES WERE GOOD. LESBIAN SCENE WAS GOOD.......REAL GOOD.

  OFF TO BED AT 1:15 AM SUPER TIRED.

  LESBIAN SCENE WAS GOOD.

 A WONDERFUL GOOD MORNING AMERICA PRIZE. A LUCKY COUPLE WHO WAS NOT SO LUCKY DURING A HURRICANE LOST ALL THEIR POSSESSIONS AND HOME. THIS STOPPED ALL WEDDING PLANS.  G.M.A HEARD ABOUT IT AND GAVE THEM A BEAUTIFUL MAGICAL DREAM WEDDING VIA DISNEY WORLD......WITH ALLLLLL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES THAT ONLY WALT DISNEY WORLD COULD DO.........FLOWERS , DRESSES , OUTDOOR CEREMONY WITH CASTLE IN THE BACK GROUND , CINDERELLA SUITE , JEWELRY , PHOTO SHOOT , HONEYMOON IN FRANCE & ENGLAND  , DISNEY HALL , CATERER......EVERYTHING.  IT WAS AWESOME AND TELEVISED THURSDAY MORNING.  YES , I MAY HAVE HAD A TEAR OR TWO.

    THURSDAY       5 - 10 - 18

  REMEMBER I SAID RUNNING HARD FOR 18 A HOURS A DAY FEELS GOOD ?...........I TAKE THAT BACK.

  MEET TECH THAT CLEANS OUR BEER LINES. ALWAYS COOL TO GET LOCAL UPDATES AND SHOOT THE BREEZE.

  BAR DOWN THE STREET WILL RE-OPEN. THE 3 PARTNERS DID NOT SEEM TO BE QUITE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH PAYING PEOPLE AND KEEPING A LIQUOR LICENSE UP TO DATE. THEY ARE ALL OUT AND THE ORIGINAL OWNER WILL RE-TAKE IT OVER.  NEW REMODELING AND BIG FINES AND COSTS FOR LIQUOR LICENSE WILL INCUR.  I FEEL THEIR PAIN WHEN SOMEONE INSIDE STEALS FROM YOU.

  OFF TO SIDE JOB AND IMMEDIATELY RAN INTO PROBLEMS.  THE FINAL RECESSED LIGHT HITS A STUD AND THE CLAMPS BREAK WHEN I TRIED TO FORCE IT IN.  I'VE BEEN FORCING THINGS IN MY WHOLE LIFE AND I SHOULD LEARN IT NEVER WORKS......SLOW AND STEADY. BREAK OUT SAWZ SALL AND CUT 2 BABY SISTER STUDS AND THAN ADD A STUD TO MOUNT FINAL LIGHT. SOMETHING THAT TAKES 10 MINUTES TOOK 1 HOUR......BLOW.

  CONTINUED WITH REPLACING OUTLETS AND A 3 WAY KITCHEN LIGHT SWITCH. I HAD TO CALL A FRIEND TO GET ADVICE. HE WAS THINKING WHAT I WAS AND SOMETHING THAT SHOULD OF TAKEN 10 MINUTES TOOK 40 MINUTES.

  BEGIN SPACKLING CEILING AND PATCH WORK FOR PAINTING. IT WAS NICE TO LISTEN TO THE PHILLIES WHO WON AND SWEPT THE GIANTS 4 GAMES FOR THE 1ST TIME SINCE 1980.

   STOP AT NAIL TO DUMP OFF CUSTOMERS TRASH.

  BACK HOME I AM EXHAUSTED. I SLEEP FOR 20 MINUTES THAN MAKE 4 SAUSAGE , EGG , PEPPER , AND ONION SANDWICHES ON LONG ROLLS. I BAKE THEM FOR 6 MINUTES AND THAN WRAP THEM IN TINFOIL TO SEAL FLAVOR. IT......WAS.....AWESOME.  I MISSED MY CALLING IN MAKING SANDWICHES.

   RACE TO NAIL TO MEET A DJ AND 2 PEOPLE HELPING PUT A FUND RAISER TOGETHER FOR KIDS AND MUSIC.  MEETING LAST ABOUT AN HOUR AND EVERYONE IS COOL.

  LOAD IN BAND FOR TONIGHT. A NICE SURPRISE WAS THE OLD BAND THE WHY KAY KAYS. I ALWAYS LIKED THEM.  IT WAS A STEADY AND BUSY NIGHT WHICH WAS SO FUN TO SEE.  SOME NEW FACES TOO. I ALMOST PLACED A FACEBOOK POST SAYING " THERE ARE MORE WOMEN THAN MEN HERE. " THIS IS RARE, BUT AGAIN , VERY NICE TO SEE 20 OR SO YOUNG FEMALES HERE. I FELT SO OLD I TEXTED MY ELDEST TO COME BARTEND AT 10:30PM. SHE POLITELY TEXTED BACK " ARE YOU KIDDING ? " WHICH BASICALLY MEANS......" F " OFF ASSHOLE. I WAS SO DAMN TIRED.

   THE OPEN MIC HOST , THE OLD BAND , AND SOME REGULARS ALL TOOK TURNS PLAYING MUSIC. THEY WERE ALL REALLY GOOD.  THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS GETTING SO DAMN TIRED. I HAD TO STOP THEM AT 1AM.  IT TOOK SEVERAL ATTEMPTS AND SHUTTING DOWNS TV'S AND RADIO TO GET PEOPLE OUT BY 2AM. IF I SAID NOTHING THEY STILL BE HERE PLAYING MUSIC AND TALKING.  MAN I'M GETTING OLD.

   BY 2:15AM I WAS HEADING HOME.  I ENJOYED A NIGHT CAP AND BY 3:15AM I WAS OFF TO BED.

   TOMORROW WILL BE A VERY LONG DAY. PUT IT THIS WAY......BY 9AM I WAS AT THE NAIL.

  FRIDAY      5 - 11 - 18

   A NICE SURPRISE...................

   EARLY I SEARCH FOR MY 2ND GARDEN HOSE WITH NO LUCK BUT I DID FIND MY RUBBER GASKET WASHERS FOR GARDEN HOSES. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THEM FOR 3 DAYS.

   SO HOW MANY THINGS CAN I DO IN ONE DAY ?  LET'S SEE :

  - UP EARLY AFTER AN 18 HOUR DAY YESTERDAY AND I HEAD TO A SIDE JOB AT 9:30AM.

  - STOP AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY TO GET THE RIGHT TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FOR A BIG JOB.......A GARDEN HOSE AND NOZZLE.

  - AT THE NAIL I BEGIN MY MANY PROJECTS.

  - MEET OUR SODA TECH TO WORK ON OUR LINES AND MAKE OUR SODAS LESS SUGARY / SYRUPY.

  - VIA PHONE I TALKED TO OUR SECURITY SYSTEM TECH AND HE TALKS ME THROUGH 2 MALFUNCTIONS AND WE FIX THEM.

  - THE PAVED BACK LOT STILL HAS WEEDS COMING UP IN LIMITED PLACES. I TAKE TIME TO SPRAY THEM WITH WEED KILLER.

  - CONNECT 2 GARDEN HOSES SO IT CAN REACH OUR ICE MACHINE. IT NEEDS A GOOD CLEANING. WITH 2 NEW RUBBER WASHERS AT THE CONNECTIONS THERE IS NO LEAKS ANYWHERE. THIS MAKES IT MUCH EASIER.

  - DO A WATER TEST BY SPRAYING OUR CAR TO REMOVE DUST AND TREE SEEDLINGS.

  - CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN AND DO THE REGISTERS.

  - TAKE APART THE ENTIRE ICE MACHINE AND PERFORM A COMPLETE SOAK AND CLEAN. EVERY PIECE I FIND I SCRUB AND WASH. I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND I AM TIRED. THE 18 HOUR DAY FROM YESTERDAY HAS CAUGHT UP.

  - SIT AND WRITE WEBSITE. I BROUGHT MY COMPUTER WITH ME. I ALSO CHECK EMAILS AND TICKETS SALES FOR THE NIGHT.

  - VACUUM THE ENTIRE PLACE.

  - PUT UP BARRIER DIVIDERS FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW.

  - DO SOME MORE SMALL JOBS , LOAD UP ALL TOOLS , AND HEAD HOME EXHAUSTED.

  UNLOAD ALL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES ON OUR PATIO. IT LATER RAINED ON THEM ALL.

   HAVE A LATE LUNCH BY BAKING YESTERDAY'S SAUSAGE , EGG , CHEESE , ONION , AND PEPPER SANDWICH WRAPPED IN TIN FOIL.  LET ME TELL YOU........I BAKED IT FOR ABOUT 8 MINUTES IN THE TIN FOIL AND IT WAS EXCELLENT.

   A FRIEND OF MY ELDEST STOPS BY. I AM A HUGE FAN OF THIS KID. SHE IS ADORABLE , FUNNY , SMART , AND GOOD.  THE 2 HAVE NOT REALLY TALKED AT ALL OVER A YEAR OR SINCE THEY WENT TO DIFFERENT COLLEGES SO THEY WENT OUT TO LUNCH. I ALSO ASKED HER AND ANOTHER FRIEND TO BARTEND AT THE NAIL SATURDAY NIGHT.  SO , SATURDAY NIGHT WILL BE ME , MY 2 KIDS , AND THE 2 FRIENDS. THIS WILL BE FUN FROM 7PM TO CLOSING AROUND 2AM.

  CHECK OUT OUR ELDEST FRIEND'S NEW CAR CALLED " BIG RED ". I SO LIKE THIS KID. WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE TRIANGLE LOVE MURDER THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH JUST 3 HOUSES DOWN FROM HERS. SHE GAVE US SOME MORE DETAILS AND IT IS SO SAD.

  I DRESS AND HEAD OUT AGAIN. I STOP AT THE SIDE JOB AND THAN BACK TO THE NAIL WHERE I HAD OUR A/C RUNNING. IT WAS A FIRST TEST FOR THE SUMMER AND I WANTED THE NAIL COLD TO HELP THE ICE MACHINE PRODUCE. IT IS AN AIR COOLED MACHINE SO THE COLDER THE TEMPERATURES THE MORE ICE IT MAKES.

   OF 19 ACTS ONLY 6 SHOW UP AND I WAS FINE WITH THAT. I RAN THE SHOW , DID THE DOOR , AND BARTENDED. WE GOT SLAMMED WITH FOOD ORDERS AND MY ELDEST DID A FANTASTIC JOB. WE GOT SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON HOW THE SHOW WAS RUN , HOW GOOD OUR WINGS WERE , AND EVERYONE WAS FRIENDLY. EVERY ACT SHOOK MY HAND TO THANK ME. IT'S LITTLE AND WE ARE A CRAPPY BAR BUT IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD.  THE STAFF OF SOUNDMAN , BARTENDER , AND MYSELF REALLY DID AN EXCELLENT JOB ON MOVING ACTS AND ACCOMMODATING THEM.

  I POSTED A FACEBOOK AD ON ONE ACT CALLED BARZ AND HOOKZ. TWO ATTRACTIVE SEXY PERFORMERS WERE ONE OF THEM LOOKED LIKE JADA PINKETT.  THE DRESS SHE WAS WEARING OR LACK OF DRESS WAS SO SMALL AND TIGHT IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS PAINTED ON.  THEY ASKED ME TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH THEM SO I SHYLY OBLIGED.  OVERALL A FUN NIGHT.......AN QUICK WHICH SOMETIMES IS GOOD BUT NOT MONETARILY.  TONIGHT I ACCEPTED IT BECAUSE I WAS TIRED.

   I LET MY ELDEST HEAD HOME WHILE I CHILL WITH OUR SOUNDMAN AND A REGULAR.  IT WAS GOOD TO WIND DOWN A LITTLE.

   I WEARILY FINISH THE CLOSE AND GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME....THAN MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. WHEELS NEEDS TO BE PICKED UP AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE AFTER ENJOYING A PHILLIES GAME. WELL , " ENJOYING " IS THE WRONG WORD BECAUSE FOR THE 2ND TIME IN 3 GAMES THAT CLOSING PITCHER NERIS WAS IN HE BLEW THE LEAD AND LOST THE GAME.  A PERFECT PITCHED GAME BY OUR STARTER ARRIETA GAVE THE PHILLIES A 1 - 0 LEAD INTO THE LAST INNING........THEY LOSE TO THE DAMN METS AGAIN 3 -1.

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE TO GET WHEELS. I WAS HOPING FOR A PICK UP BUT WAS ASKED TO COME IN....WHICH IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.  2 BEERS AND 2 CHAMBORD'S LATER WE WERE HEADING HOME.

 WHEELS WAS FEELING GOOD SO THIS MEANT I GOT SOME APPLE.  A GOOD WAY TO END THE NIGHT.

   SATURDAY        5 - 12 - 18

  HOW I LASTED UNTIL 3AM.......I HAVE NO IDEA.

  2 LONG DAYS AND I AM UP EARLY AGAIN. GETTING SOME THINGS DONE I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND A SIDE JOB.  IT IS MID-MORNING AND I HAVE EVERYTHING DONE. THE ICE MACHINE SEEMS TO BE RUNNING GOOD BUT I WILL KEEP AN EYE ON IT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

  HEAD HOME TIRED ALREADY. I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND THE PUP. I ENJOYED JUST RELAXING ON THE COUCH WITH THE PUP WATCHING TV. I THAN REALIZED IT WAS 4:30PM ALREADY....DAMN IT. TIME TO SHOWER.

  TO THE NAIL BY 5:30PM AND THE BANDS START ROLLING IN.  IT GOT SO BUSY WE HAD 3 BARTENDERS AND ONE COOK. ALL OF THEM I ASKED TO COME IN EARLY. THE 2 NEW COLLEGE GIRLS WE TRAINED DID A GREAT JOB. ALL OF THE STAFF DID A GREAT JOB ON THIS VERY BUSY NIGHT.

   WE RAN HARD ALL NIGHT AND ALL THE GIRLS WERE SO MUCH FUN TO WORK WITH. I REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME.  THEY WERE SERIOUS , FUN , PLAYFUL , AND ADORABLE ALL IN ONE SHOT.

   A FAMILY MEMBER VISITS US AND WE HANG ALL NIGHT. BANDS AND FANS WERE COOL ALL NIGHT TOO.

  THE RAINS DID COME AND SO DID THE LIGHTNING. GOOD GOD IT WAS HARSH. BUT IT MOVED QUICKLY WHICH WAS NICE. WHEN PEOPLE WERE LEAVING I HAD THE GUYS GET THEIR CARS AND MOVE THEM OUT FRONT. THAN , I USED AN UMBRELLA TO WALK THEIR LADIES TO THE CARTS. SOME NICE COMPLIMENTS.

   I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH FUN IT IS TO WORK WITH THE YOUTH. I KNOW THEY WILL BE GOING BACK TO COLLEGE NEXT MONTH BUT MAN I HAD A GOOD TIME.

  ROLL HOME AFTER 2AM AND I HAVE A NIGHTCAP. I WATCH TV FOR 30 MINUTES AND FALL ASLEEP.

  GOT SOME COMPLIMENTS TONIGHT ON CATCHING THE BIKE THIEF AND REPLACING HIS BIKE. THAT FELT GOOD TOO.

  ELDEST WHO BARTENDED TONIGHT TEXTS ME AT 2:30AM , " THE PEOPLE FROM THE NAIL ARE HERE AT THE DINER. " ALL THE BARTENDERS GOT FOOD AFTER WORKING HERE.

 SPEAKING OF FOOD , I HAD ONE BARTENDER BRING US VICTORY FRIED ONION RINGS AND ALLIGATOR TACOS FROM GULLIFTY'S. BOTH WERE GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND RE-FELL BACK TO SLEEP AT 3AM. AT 4:30AM THE DOG WAKES ME UP TO GO OUT. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

  ALSO , THE WOMAN WHO THANKED ME 50 TIMES WAS AWESOME. APPARENTLY THE HUSBAND NEVER LETS HER OUT. HER LAST CONCERT WAS THE BEE GEES.  ANYWAY , SHE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH ALL THE MUSIC AND LAUGHS.

  OH , WHEELS AND I DID THE APRIL BOOKS.  WE CAN OFFICIALLY SAY WE DID NOT DO OKAY. PAVING BACK LOT WAS A SET BACK.......BLOW. HASHTAG#BRINGBACKGRAVEL.

  SUNDAY   5 - 13 - 18 ( MOTHER'S DAY )

  I NEEDED THIS DAY.......LITTLE TOO LONG THOUGH.

  HEAD TO NAIL IN THE MID MORNING TO PREP FOR THE BANDS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.  BOOKS WERE VERY GOOD FROM THE FUN SATURDAY NIGHT.

  BACK HOME I SHOWER AND ALL OF US HEAD TO THE PHILLIES GAME............KING STYLE. I HAD WHEELS AND OUR KIDS LAUGHING WITH JOKES DURING THE RIDE.

  ARRIVE WITH V.I.P. PARKING. THEY ACTUALLY HAVE A CANINE PATROL SPELL AROUND YOUR VEHICLE AND HOP IN THE BACK HATCH AREA.

   THAN PRIVATE DINING ROOM WITH 5 STAR FOOD. SAT WITH THE OWNER OF OUR FAVORITE TEAM AND HIS WIFE ALONG WITH FAMILY. OF COURSE I MADE JOKES AND ON MOTHERS DAY ALL THE GIRLS WERE GIVEN PINK HATS AND SWEAT SHIRTS.  THE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE OVER THE TOP WITH OPEN BAR , SUITE , BATHROOMS , HEATERS ABOVE OUR OUTSIDE SEATS , SWEETS , AND MORE.  I CAN IMAGINE THIS LIFE BUT NOT SURE IF WE WILL EVERY EXPERIENCE IT DAY TO DAY. I MEAN IT IS SO FAR OUT THERE. I MADE IT A POINT TO TALK SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE OWNER. WE TALKED ABOUT OLD SCHOOL GAMES LIKE KICK THE CAN AND 1/2 BALL. HE WAS A BIG FAN OF THESE GAMES AND RIDING HIS BIKE WHEN HE WAS YOUNG. HE IS NOT A FAN OF THE CELL PHONE.  THE KIDS WERE KINDA ON THEIR CELL PHONES ALOT.

  I POSTED A PICTURE OF MY FAVORITE GIRLS ON FACEBOOK AND THEY ARE ALL ADORABLE.  THE GOOD THING IS THE PHILLIES STOLE BACK THE GAME THEY LOST ON FRIDAY. IT WAS FUN. WE ALSO FOUND OUT THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE WE WILL BE GOING TO THE JAMES TAYLOR / EAGLES CONCERT HERE AND A PHILLIES GAME IN PITTSBURGH WHERE MANY COUSINS LIVE.

  A CHILL RIDE HOME FAMILY COMES BACK TO OUR HOUSE. I TREAT FOR PIZZA , SALADS , AND A MEAT BALL SANDWICH.  THE LONG DAY KINDA LINGERED ON AND I GOT TIRED. BY 9:30PM IT WAS OFF TO BED.

  MY YOUNGEST DREW AN AWESOME PICTURE FOR WHEELS FOR MOTHERS DAY......A KOALA BEAR. IT IS WHEELS FAVORITE ANIMAL. OUR ELDEST GAVE FLOWERS AND A GIFT CARD.

  THIS WAS A LAID BACK DAY AND IT WAS NICE TO HANG WITH KIDS AND WHEELS.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT DECENT. I WOKE UP AT 6AM THINKING MY DOG WAS MOANING AT ME. SHE WAS NOT. I WAS ACTUALLY DREAMING OF IT. SPEAKING OF DREAMS I HAD 2 GOOD ONES AND FORGOT THEM......BLOW.

    MONDAY     5 - 14 - 18

  JUST GETTING THINGS DONE...........ONE RABBIT AT A TIME.

   FEEL BAD FOR THIS STUPID RABBIT. THE THING POOPS NON STOP. IT'S ASS IS THE ENERGIZER BUNNY OF BOWEL MOVEMENTS.  WHEELS HEARS ME CURSING AT IT EVERY TIME I GO UPSTAIRS TO CHECK ON THE LARGE RODENT. I USE MY FIXED VACUUM TO SUCK UP THE POOP PELLETS. I DO SOME OTHER STUFF AND THAN MOVE THE RABBIT OUTSIDE TO A LARGE GARDEN ENCLOSURE. IT IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION. THE RABBIT GETS TO STRETCH ITS LITTLE HOPPY FLIPPY LEGS , EATS ALL IT WANTS , AND POOPS WHENEVER. ME ........I FEEL GOOD FOR THE RABBIT , IT EATS OUR WEEDS , AND THE POOP FERTILIZES OUR GARDEN. I SEE THIS AS A GOOD TRADE.

   SPENT TIME PRICE CHECKING FOR A BEATER BAR FOR OUR VACUUM SINCE MY BROKE AGAIN SUCKING UP RABBIT SHIT.  I CALL THE MANUFACTURER.......$65.  I CALL A LOCAL VACUUM PARTS COMPANY...............$39. HE CALLS ME BACK AND SAYS HE ORDERED THE PART. I SAID , " WHY ? I JUST ASKED FOR A PRICE ? " HE CANCELLED IT. I GO ON E-BAY............$24.  SEE HOW THEY PRICE GAUGE UP THE CHAIN ?

  SPENT TIME LOOKING FOR A KITCHEN FOOD SCALE. HOME DEPOT FOR 10 BUCKS. DID NOT BOTHER SEARCHING ANY MORE THOUGH I DID DOUBLE CHECK ON CRAIGSLIST JUST IN CASE.

  DID BOOKS FOR THE LAST WEEK. CAN NOT FIND ONE BANK BAG.....DRIVING ME NUTS.

  PRINTED AND COPIED CREDIT CARD SLIPS FOR THE NAIL AND MORE LITTLE STUFF.

  OFF TO THE BANK ON MY MOTORCYCLE. WE DROPPED OFF 5 INCH THICK PAPER WORK FOR THEM TO GET US A SMALL LOAN FOR CONDO REPAIRS. OF COURSE WE CAN NOT TOUCH INVESTMENTS , 401 K'S , AND OTHER MONIES DUE TO FEES , COSTS , AND PENALTIES. F'N HATE BEING BLUE COLOR.  ONLY GOOD THING THE GIRL DOING THE PAPERWORK WAS A PIECE OF BRAZILIAN ASS. I AM PRETTY SURE SHE WANTED ME.....AT LEAST UNTIL THE MOMENT SHE SAW RABBIT CRAP ON MY SHIRT THAT SAYS " NUDGE ".

   MY MIND FUCKING BLOWS. I WRITE THIS BLOG IN CAPITAL LETTERS FOR EASY READING. I AM NOT SCREAMING LIKE SOME PEOPLE THINK. I WILL USE EXCLAMATION POINTS FOR SCREAMING !!!!!!  ANYWAY , ON OCCASION , I CLICK OFF THE BUTTON FOR CAPITALS AND GO TO LOWER CASE WHEN DOING EMAILS AND THAN GO BACK TO THIS BLOG. EVERY TIME I START WRITING I AM IN LOWER CASE. IN 20 SECONDS I FORGET TO CLICK THE UPPER CASE BUTTON TO GET THE LETTERS BACK TO CAPITALS......WORSE MEMORY EVERY.......BLOW.

   TOOK A NAP FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

   STUPID DREAM ABOUT WINNING THE LOTTERY AND THAN I COULD NOT FIND THE TICKET. I ALREADY TOLD EVERYONE WE WON AND I BE HELPING THEM OUT IN ANYWAY POSSIBLE....PAYING OFF MORTGAGES , KID'S COLLEGE TUITIONS , INVESTMENTS , PARENTS , GRAND PARENTS , PENIS ENLARGEMENTS , AND MORE.

  CAN YOU IMAGINE NOT EVER WORRYING ABOUT MONEY ? JESUS , THAT WOULD BE NICE. IF I EVER HIT THE LOTTO I WILL MAKE SURE ALL MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY WILL NEVER WORRY ABOUT MONEY EVER AGAIN. IT IS THE NUMBER 1 PROBLEM OF EVERYTHING. I COULD NOT IMAGINE NOT SHARING THE WEALTH WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS I COULD......ESPECIALLY FAMILY.

  AT THE NAIL I HAVE A NICE HAPPY HOUR AND INTO THE NIGHT. I THINK PEOPLE ARE COMING IN FROM THE CLOSED BAR DOWN THE STREET. AGAIN , I GET ALOT OF LITTLE THINGS DONE LIKE MAKING SIGNS FOR PATRONS LIKE " DO NOT ENTER BACK LOT AREA " AND " NO OUTSIDE WATER OR DRINKS ALLOWED TONIGHT " WERE SOME OF THEM. THESE ARE USED ON CERTAIN OCCASIONS.

  I CLOSE BY 11:15PM AND HEAD HOME. BEING GREETED BY THE PUP IS ALWAYS NICE.

  A COUPLE OF LIBATIONS WHICH I AM STILL REGRETTING AND OFF TO BED......MOSTLY BRANDY.

   TUESDAY     5 - 15 - 18

  FEELING LETHARGIC LATELY SO I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO NAP AFTER I GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , OUR YOUNGEST , AND MY COUSIN J ARE STAYING AT THIS SUPER RITZY HOTEL / COUNTRY CLUB. THE PEOPLE THERE ARE ALL MILLIONAIRES. WE FEEL VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. TODAY HAD RAIN AND CLOUDINESS BUT WHEN IT PASSED THROUGH WE WANTED TO CHECK OUT THE INCREDIBLE POOL WE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT. WE COULD ONLY AFFORD ONE NIGHT HERE SO WHEN THE RAIN STOPPED WE WENT TO THE POOL. WE ONLY HAD ONE HOUR UNTIL CHECK-OUT.  ANYWAY ,  WHEN ARRIVING AT THE POOL AND CLUB HOUSE WE FORGOT OUR TOWELS. I SAID I GO BACK WHEN AN EMPLOYEE SAID , " JUST ASK THE PERSON AT THE INFORMATION DESK. I WALK OVER AND THE GUY GAVE ME HIS KEYS AND SAID , " GO TO LOCKER 74 DOWN THE HALL.  "  I THOUGHT WHY WOULD HE HAND ME 20 KEYS FOR ONE LOCK ? I WALK DOWN THE HALL AND THE LOCKERS ARE NUMBER 10 - 50. I CONTINUE TO WALK AROUND THIS LARGE CLUB IN MY BATHING SUIT AND SUMMER SHIRT. I FIND MORE LOCKERS AND THEY READ 80 - 100. I GO DOWN ANOTHER HALLWAY AND 2 GUYS ARE STANDING BY A WINDOW TALKING WITH A 20 YEAR OLD KID. I WALK BY AND WAS TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK FOR HELP. THE KID SAYS IN TOTAL SMUGNESS VOICE , " HE DOESN'T BELONG HERE " AND PUSHES MY SHOULDER WITH HIS HAND.  BAD IDEA..............I GRAB HIS HAND THAT TOUCHED ME AND TWIST IT. HE SPINS DOWN AND I FLIP HIM OVER MY HIP TO THE GROUND. I WAS GOING TO PUT MY KNEE ON HIS CHEST BUT DECIDED NOT TOO. I DO YELL , " LISTEN KID. YOU THINK YOU'RE FUCKING BETTER THAN ME BUT I CAN KNOCK YOU THE FUCK OUT AT ANYTIME. " I LOOK UP AT THE 2 ADULTS WHO ARE JUST MORTIFIED. I AM THINKING THEY WOULD JUMP ON ME BUT THE FEAR IN THEIR EYES TOLD ME THAT WERE DOING NOTHING.  I SAY TO THEM , " TELL YOUR KID NOT TO CRITICIZE AND TOUCH STRANGERS. IT COULD GET HIM HURT. "

  CONTINUED - I FIND A GIFT SHOP AND ON THE DOOR IS LABELED THE ADDRESS SUITE 74. I ASSUME THIS CAN'T BE WHERE I AM LOOKING FOR TOWELS BECAUSE I GO THROUGH SOME OF TOWELS THERE AND THEY ARE SUPER EXPENSIVE AND SOME HAVE WHITE AND GOLD LEAVES TAILORED INTO THEM.  I WASTED 45 MINUTES WALKING AROUND AND JUST FIND MYSELF GOING BACK TO THE INFORMATION DESK. I THROW THE KEYS ON THE DESK AND GO TO THE POOL AREA. WHEELS , MY COUSIN , AND MY YOUNGEST SAID THEY ARE READY TO LEAVE. I ASKED , " HOW WAS THE WATER IN THE POOL? " WHEELS SAYS , " WE NEVER WENT IN......IT WAS TOO COLD. LET'S GET OUTTA HERE. " I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD AND WALK WITH THEM....................dream ends.

  YEAH I THREW IN A NAP DREAM.

  YOUNGEST HAD OFF TODAY AND HELPED ME A LITTLE. OUR LAWN GROWS FASTER THAN WEEDS.  USING THE RIDING AND SELF PROPELLED LAWN MOWERS I SPENT OVER AN HOUR CUTTING THE GRASS. I USED THE NEW WEED WHACKER WHICH I FOUND THE CHARGER AND MAN THIS THING IS AWESOME. I DID THE EDGES OF THE WHOLE PROPERTY WHILE MY YOUNGEST LEAF BLEW GRASS CLIPPINGS.  I AM GLAD I DID THIS BECAUSE THE RAIN DID COME.

  SPEAKING OF WEEDING. THE COMPANY THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO COME LAST WEEK , I JUST HEARD FROM THEM THIS MORNING ( WEDNESDAY ) THAT THEY ARE HAVING ISSUES AND RAIN DOESN'T HELP EITHER WITH SCHEDULING. THEY ARE ADDING JOBS ONTO THE SCHEDULED JOBS WHICH PUTS THEM BEHIND. THIS KINDA SOUNDS LIKE A SEINFELD EPISODE......." SO WHY MAKE A RESERVATION ? " ALLS I KNOW THE MORE THEY WAIT THE MORE WEEDS.

   THE NAIL WILL OPEN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.....LIKE 9PM.

   WHEELS GOES FOR A WALK WHILE I TAKE MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND TO " SMASH BURGER ". THEY WERE MEETING OTHER FRIENDS SO I ASKED IF I COULD JOIN IN SINCE I DID NOT HAVE DINNER YET. THEY TOLD ME , " IT WAS A GIRLS NIGHT OUT ".  YEP......SHOT DOWN AGAIN. THEY HANG OUT AND THAN GO BOWLING. THEY DRIVE BY THE NAIL TWICE AND NEVER STOPPED IN.......KINDA HURT A LITTLE.

   LET THE RABBIT OUT BECAUSE I FEEL SO DAMN BAD FOR IT. NO ONE ELSE DOES NOT EVEN MY ELDEST........AND ITS HER RABBIT. I ASK MY YOUNGEST TO PUT THE RABBIT IN THE GARDEN BEFORE WE LEAVE. THE RABBIT ENJOYS ONE HOUR OF NATURE.  THAN THE CLOUDS CAME AND WE GOT THE LITTLE THING BACK IN.

  INSIDE I TEST HOW MUCH WHEELS LIKES ME.  MY HAIR IS A CROSS BETWEEN BOZO THE CLOWN AND THE MAIN ACTORS IN THE MOVIE " GORILLA IN THE MIST ". YEP , SHE SHAVED MY HEAD AND BACK. THE HAIR THAT CAME OFF ME SHOULD BE SAVED FOR EAGLES TO MAKE NESTS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO GET LITTLE PROJECTS DONE. THE RAIN STOPPED AND I DID CHANGE THE MARQUEE. THE SUN SET WAS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

  LEBRON LOSES AND NOW DOWN 0 - 2.  CAPITALS SHIT THE BED AT HOME BUT ARE STILL UP 2 - 1. PHILLIES GET RAINED OUT AND PLAY WEDNESDAY AT 12 NOON.

   I GET EMAILS FROM VERIZON EVERY TIME A MOVIE IS RENTED.  THIS HAPPENS MOST OFTEN WHEN MY ELDEST IS HOME FROM COLLEGE. I GOT ONE THIS MORNING , " WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED JUMANJI " TIME - 2:52AM

  BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A NIGHT CAP. I WATCH SOME TV BUT I AM OFF TO BED QUITE QUICKLY.

  THIS SUNDAY LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW WILL BE THE LAST ONE BEFORE SUMMER BREAK. WE WILL RETURN AFTER LABOR DAY.

  OH , ONE MORE THING......ANOTHER BAR SHUT DOWN. MAGGIE O'NEIL'S IN DREXEL HILL SHOPPING CENTER. AND THE LITTLE NAIL KEEPS TRUDGING ALONG.

   WEDNESDAY        5 - 16 - 18

   A GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE. MY YOUNGEST ASKS ME , " DAD , I LIKE TO GO TO THE CONDO WITH MY FRIENDS WHEN SCHOOL ENDS ON JUNE 21ST. " I REPLY , " GO TO OUR WEBSITE TO CHECK. IT IS UPDATED 3 TIMES A DAY. " I WAIT ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND I HEAR , " AWWW MAN. " I SAY , " WHAT'S WRONG ? "  SHE REPLIES , " THE CONDO IS BOOKED FROM JUNE 6TH TO SEPTEMBER 6TH. NOT ONE DAY IS OPEN ALL SUMMER WHEN I'M OFF. "  I SUGGESTED VERY EARLY JUNE WEEKEND TO KINDA MEET IN THE MIDDLE.

  SPEAKING OF VACATION.......I READ A MAILER ABOUT A CRUISE TO HAWAII. I ASK THE KIDS IF THEY EVER BEEN ON A CRUISE. ONE SAYS YES AND THE OTHER NO. THEY SAY IS THIS SOMETHING WE COULD DO ?  I REPLY , " WE HAVE A 23 THOUSAND DOLLAR LOAN TO FIX OUR CONDO COMING UP. " MY ELDEST SMIRKLY SAYS , " WELL MAKE IT AN EVEN 30 GRAND AND WE CAN GO TO HAWAII AND USE THE TIME SHARE. " KID HAD A POINT.

  CAN'T FIND ONE STUPID BANK BAG.......DRIVING ME NUTS.

   SLEPT GOOD. GOT MY KID UP AND OFF TO SCHOOL STARTING AT 6AM. BY 7:15AM I WAS BACK IN BED FOR A 2 HOUR NAP. I THINK I SLEPT ABOUT 45 MINUTES BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. I DID THINK ABOUT OLD GIRLFRIENDS WHICH WAS WEIRD. I WONDER IF GIRLS DO THAT ?

   RAIN ALL WEEK.....KINDA BLOWS.

   ELDEST HAS TO GET A COLONOSCOPY. POOR KID IS TAKING IT GOOD BUT IT HAS TO SUCK WITH LIMITED FOOD INTAKE.  SO LIMITED SHE WILL MISS A GOOD DINNER TONIGHT.  I WILL GET A PHYSICAL NEXT WEEK AND ASK ABOUT MY SHOULDER AND A COLONASSCOPY. OH , WE DID BRING FOOD HOME FOR OUR ELDEST SO AFTER SURGERY TOMORROW SHE WILL A GOOD LUNCH.

  TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY TODAY BUT FIND MYSELF DOING SO MANY LITTLE THINGS. BEFORE I KNOW IT THE TIME IS 3:30PM. 

   WATCHED THE PHILLIES WIN A GOOD GAME AGAINST A BAD TEAM.........4 - 1.

  NEVER FAILS ........I LOOK FOR ONE THING AND FIND 3 OTHER THINGS. MY BASEMENT IS A HARDWARE / TREASURE CHEST OF STUFF.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I CLOSE AT 7PM AND WHEELS PICKS ME UP WITH MY YOUNGEST.  WE MEET MY PARENTS AND BROTHER & WIFE AT EDGEWOOD CAFE.  I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO GO TO THE PLACE FOR AWHILE NOW. I HEARD REALLY GOOD REVIEWS.  MY TAKE ON THE EXPERIENCE: ( MY BROTHER POSTED A NICE PICTURE OF THE GIRLS ON FACEBOOK ------- I WAS IN THE PICTURE BUT ONLY MY ARM AND THUMB GIVING THE OKAY )

 - VERY POLITE WAITRESS.

 - FOOD IS GOOD BUT IT IS PRICEY.

 - APPETIZERS WERE VERY GOOD - FILET MIGNON EGG ROLLS WITH A DIPPING SAUCE OF WILD MUSHROOMS , SMOKED GOUDA , & HORSE RADISH CHIVE SAUCE ( WAS EXCELLENT ) , CAPRESE FLAT BREAD , APPLE WOOD BACON SHRIMP ( VERY GOOD )  , CRAB MAC & CHEESE ( VERY GOOD ) , AND STEAMED LITTLE NECKS ( BROTH VERY GOOD ) .

 - ENTREES VARIED FROM OKAY TO GOOD TO VERY GOOD.  I HAD SHRIMP SCAMPI WHICH WAS OKAY TO GOOD AND WHEELS HAD VEAL CELLINI WHICH SHE SAID WAS OKAY.

 - DIPPING ITALIAN BREAD IN THE CLAM BROTH WAS MY FAVORITE.

 - SERVICE WAS GOOD BUT ENTREES TOOK LONG TO GET TO US. PUT IT THIS WAY , 2 TABLES WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WERE SERVED BEFORE US...........THOUGH WE ARRIVED BEFORE THEM.

 - A $400 BILL WITH 18% GRATUITY FOR 7 ADULTS AND 1 KID IS A LITTLE HIGH FOR A BYOB PLACE BUT NOT THE WORST.

  OVERALL IT WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE AND I WOULD GO THERE AGAIN. I DO SAY THIS ALL THE TIME......" JUST HAVING APPETIZERS ( WITH BREAD ) IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.

  WE ROLL OUT AND WHEELS DROPS ME OFF AT THE NAIL AT 9PM. AT 9:03PM I HAD 3 BANDS COME IN AND I BOOKED ALL 3. NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE. ONE FRIEND FACE4BOOK MESSAGES ME AND I REPLY " I AM HERE". HE WAS NEAR THE HEAD NUT AND TURNED AROUND AND STAYED UNTIL CLOSING.  BY 11PM I HAD 20 PEOPLE HERE. I WAS TIRED FROM THE WINE AND FULL BELLY SO SOME COKE SODA ( WHICH I RARELY DRINK ) PERKED ME UP TO GET THROUGH THE NIGHT.

  HEAD HOME AND IT WAS PRETTY MUCH OFF TO BED.

    THURSDAY      5 - 17 - 18

   DOES EVERYONE HAVE ALL THIS GOING ON AT ONCE ?  THE DAYS AND NIGHTS JUST SEAM TOGETHER LIKE ONE LONG TIMELINE.

   START MY MORNING WITH MY KID SAYING , " DAD , THERE IS WATER IN THE BASEMENT ". THIS IS NOT GOOD. I GO DOWN AND THERE IS WATER IN CERTAIN AREAS ALONG THE WALLS.  THE OUTSIDE DRAIN WHICH SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE RAIN WAS CLOGGED. I SAW THIS FROM THE GRASS LEVEL 2 DAYS AGO AND SAID TO MYSELF , " THE DRAIN KINDA LOOKS CLOGGED. " I NEVER DID ANYTHING. THE DRAIN IS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS AT AN OUTSIDE ENTRANCE TO OUR BASEMENT. THIS WAS VERY STUPID OF ME NOT TO MAKE SURE THIS WAS TOTALLY CLEAR WITH 3 INCHES OF RAIN COMING. I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES RUNNING OUR SHAMPOO VACUUM WHICH SUCKS UP WATER. THE MACHINE WORKS REALLY WELL. I SUCKED UP WATER , EMPTIED THE BAG TWICE , AND SET-UP 2 FANS. THERE IS ONE BIG SILVER LINING HERE. I WILL IT TELL LATER.

   I NEED A FRIGGIN' MOUSE. BEEN FIGHTING MINE FOR 2 WEEKS NOW.  A COMPUTER MOUSE THAT IS.

   OFF TO THE HOSPITAL TO DROP MY ELDEST OFF FOR A COLONOSCOPY. THESE ARE NO FUN AND IT SUCKS TO FAST FOR 3 DAYS.  I THOUGHT IT WAS CUTE WHEN I ASKED MY KID, " DO YOU WANT ME TO STAY OR I CAN RUN AND GET SOME THINGS DONE ? " WITH HER HAND SHE PATS THE SEAT NEXT TO HER. LOOKS LIKE I WAS HANGING OUT WITH THE KID. THE NURSE RETRIEVES HER AND I ROLL OUT. OH , A PATIENT MUST HAVE A RIDE HOME AFTER THIS PROCEDURE.

  I DRIVE TO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE IN HAVERTOWN. WHEELS AND I HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR YEARS. THE ONLY THING IS IT IS SUCH A HASSLE TO GET TO FROM WHERE WE LIVE PLUS THE DOCTOR WE LIKE RETIRED. SO.........WE ARE TRANSFERRING ALL OUR INFO TO ANOTHER DOCTOR CLOSER TO US. I JUST HAD TO SIMPLY PICK UP OUR DOCUMENTS.  I ARRIVE AND THERE ARE 20 PEOPLE THERE. I STAND IN LINE LIKE A SNOOK.  I GET TO THE RECEPTIONIST AND SHE HAS TO CALL SOMEONE NAMED " LORI ". I WAS ASKED TO GO SIT DOWN. WAIT 15 MINUTES AND LORI COMES. I SIGN SOME THINGS AND SHE GIVES ME A DVD. YEP , ALL OUR INFO IS ON A DISC. SHE TELLS ME TO GO SIT AGAIN WHILE RECEIPTS ARE PRINTED IN ANOTHER ROOM.  AFTER ANOTHER 10 MINUTES I SIGN THE PAPERWORK , PAY $40 , AND ROLL OUT.

  STOP AT MY PARENT'S HOUSE TO PICK UP PAINT.

  HEAD HOME TO GET SOME UMBRELLAS. I CALL OUR MECHANIC WHICH I WAS TOLD TO BRING IN MY VAN ON TUESDAY. HE TELLS ME THEY HAVEN'T LOOKED AT AND IT CAN NOT BE INSPECTED BECAUSE THE DUE DATE IS JUNE......WE ARE IN MAY. LAST WEEK I TALKED TO THE SON AND HE SAID HE COULD DO EVERYTHING. OH , I LATER CALL AGAIN BECAUSE WHEN DRIVING BY I SAW OUR VAN ON A LIFT. HE TOLD ME THE VAN HAS RUST AND MIGHT NOT PASS INSPECTION. JUST FUCKING GREAT. HE SAID HE CALL ME BACK LATER. HE NEVER CALLED.

  CAN'T FIND MY PAINT SUPPLIES I NEED TO FINISH A SIDE JOB TOMORROW.

  NURSE CALLS ME AND SAYS OUR ELDEST IS OUT OF SURGERY. SHE DID GOOD. I DRIVE BACK TO THE HOSPITAL WITH 2 UMBRELLAS. I SIT WITH HER AND SHE TELLS ME SHE REMEMBERS NOTHING FOR THE MOST PART. THE I.V. INSERTION DID HURT AND STILL DOES. 2 NURSES SUGGEST I TAKE HER TO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH. I GUESS MY KID AND HER 3 DAYS OF FASTING WAS TALKED ABOUT.

   WE GO TO GULLIFTY'S FOR LUNCH. I HAVE NOT BEEN THERE IN YEARS. A FRIEND IS OUR WAITRESS. THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD......AND PRICEY. IT WAS NICE TO HANG WITH MY KID. 

  OUR ELDEST HAS BEEN SLEEPING IN THE BASEMENT FOR 2 REASONS.....RABBIT POOP AND COOLNESS. YES , HER UPSTAIRS ROOM HAS A RABBIT IN IT AND POOPS NON STOP. THE RABBIT HAS A MACHINE GUN ANUS. SHE ALSO LIKES THE BASEMENT BECAUSE IT IS COOLER THAN A 3RD FLOOR BEDROOM. ANYWAY , I ASK HER , " DID THE SUMP PUMP TURN ON AT ALL WHILE YOU WERE IN THE BASEMENT SLEEPING ? "  SHE REPLIES , " AROUND 3AM , I HEARD THIS NOISE THAT SOUNDED LIKE A WASHER MACHINE. I TURNED ON THE LIGHTS AND NOTICED ALL THE WATER COMING IN FROM UNDER THE DOOR. IT WENT BEHIND THE TV , BEHIND THE BAR AREAS , AND ALONG THE WALL WHERE MY BED IS AT. I DID NOT CALL YOU BECAUSE YOU FREAK OUT WITH CALLS AFTER 10PM. SO I MOVED UPSTAIRS TO MY BEDROOM ". I ASK , " OK , OUT OF CURIOSITY , HOW OFTEN DID THE SUMP PUMP GO ON AND KICK WATER OUTSIDE? " SHE RESPONDS , " EVERY OTHER MINUTE ".  MY JAW DROPS. 2 YEARS AGO I MOVED THE SUMP PUMP FROM MY TOOL ROOM WHICH WAS THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE BASEMENT. YEP , SOME DUMBASS DUG IT THERE. THE WATER WOULD NEVER REACH IT. SO I MOVED IT TO A LOCATION BEHIND A WALL AND KINDA HIDDEN IN ANOTHER ROOM. I HAD TO DIG THE FLOOR OUT , DROP A 5 GALLON SPACKLE BUCKET IN , THAN DROP THE SUMP PUMP IN THE SPACKLE BUCKET , AND THAN RAN TUBING UP THE WALL 6 FEET AND OUTSIDE TO OUR PROPERTY BEHIND OUR HOUSE. ANYWAY , THE SUMP PUMP GOING OFF EVERY OTHER MINUTE WAS A HUGE HELP.  IMAGINE IF IT DID NOT PUMP OUT 5 GALLONS OF WATER EVERY 2 MINUTES. OH MY GOD THE BASEMENT WOULD BE UNDER WATER BY SEVERAL INCHES. THE ONE YEAR WE DID GET SLAMMED AND THAT IS WHAT MADE ME MOVE THE SUMP PUMP TO ANOTHER LOCATION.

  OK , A FULL DAY AND IT IS 2PM. STILL MORE STUFF TO GO.

   MY KID WANTS TO TAKE A JACUZZI SO I TURN ON THE WATER VALVES. THERE IS A DRIP AT THE JACUZZI FAUCET SO I HAVE THEM OFF TEMPORARILY.

  REMEMBER THAT BEATER BAR I ORDERED FOR OUR GOOD HOME VACUUM ? WELL , IT ARRIVED TODAY. THE FIRST PRICE WAS $68  THE NEXT PRICE I GOT WAS $39. I WENT ON E-BAY AND GOT IT FOR $24. I INSTALLED IT AND THE THING WORKED PERFECTLY. I WENT UPSTAIRS TO SUCK RABBIT POOP INTO THE VACUUM BAG THAN I TRIED THE BEATER BAR WITH REGULAR VACUUMING AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY. HEY , SOMETHING WENT RIGHT TODAY.....YEAH !!! I HAVE NO LIFE.

  HANG WITH WHEELS AND I ROLL OUT TO THE NAIL. I WAS SURPRISED HOW GOOD WEDNESDAY NIGHT WAS AND AGAIN....TONIGHT NEW FACES CAME IN WITH OPEN MIC. IT WAS NOT PACKED BUT KEPT ME SEMI-BUSY ALL NIGHT. BY MIDNIGHT I WAS EXHAUSTED.  A DAY SHIFT OF DOING STUFF FOR 8 HOURS AND THAN A NIGHT SHIFT OF ANOTHER 6 HOURS IS TAKING ITS TOLL. I START TO SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING. BY 12:50AM I WAS HEADING HOME.

  PHILLIES WITH A GOOD WIN. CAPITALS LOSE AGAIN AT HOME. THE SERIES IS 2 - 2 NOW AND ALL GAMES WON HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD.

  GET HOME AND KICK MY KID OFF THE TV. I NEED TO WIND DOWN WITH A LIBATION AND HEAD TO BED. OUR ELDEST TAKES FOOD FROM THE FRIDGE AND HEADS TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE. I GUESS SHE IS FEELING BETTER.

 I HANG OUT ABOUT 1 HOUR AND FALL ASLEEP. I WAKE UP AT 3AM AND GO TO MY BED.  BY 6:15AM , IT WILL START ALL OVER AGAIN.

  MY BROTHER AND HIS FRIENDS GO TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE EVERY YEAR. IT IS THEIR 14TH YEAR IN A ROW AND NICE TRADITION. HE ALWAYS PAYS ON TIME AND I ALWAYS ALLOW THEM TO GO UP EARLY LIKE WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY BEFORE THE WEEKEND. IT IS A LARGE GROUP OF MAYBE 12 GUYS WHICH MAKES ME NERVOUS BUT I DO KNOW THEM ALL. IF MY BROTHER WENT UP WITH JUST HIS FAMILY IT WOULD BE FREE BUT SINCE 12 GUYS GO UP THEY ALL THROW IN 40 BUCKS EACH FOR 5 DAYS........THAT IS A DAMN GOOD DEAL. WELL , BY THURSDAY MORNING THERE ARE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK OF THEM FISHING AND CHAIRS ON TOP OF THE PICNIC TABLE. THEY CAUGHT A VERY LARGE SMALL MOUTH BASS TOO. LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE HAVING FUN. SOME OF THE POSTS AND COMMENTS WERE FUNNY.    ANOTHER COOL THING IS ALL 12 GUYS ALWAYS THANK WHEELS AND I AFTER THEIR STAY. THEY DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS BUT IT IS NICE. I GUESS THEY KNOW $40 IS A PRETTY GOOD DEAL TOO.

    FRIDAY     5 - 18 - 18

  NOTHING GOOD EVER COMES WHEN YOU START DRINKING AT 11AM. IT IS NOT COOL. IT IS NOT SMART. IT IS JUST STUPID.

   DOWN THE BASEMENT TO CHECK ON WET FLOOR FROM THE RAIN.  I RUN OUR SHAMPOO VACUUM AGAIN TO SUCK UP WATER.  I LEAVE A DOOR OPEN AND ALLOW THE FANS TO RUN ALL DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT......IT WORKED PERFECT.

   OFF TO FINISH A SIDE-JOB. I HAD TO PAINT A CEILING AND IT CAME OUT NICE.  BETWEEN COATS I WENT TO THE NAIL TO PREP IT FOR THE NIGHT. THAN BACK TO THE SIDE JOB TO FINISH.

   3 TIMES I ASKED OUR MECHANIC FOR A PRICE TO FIX OUR VAN. 3 TIMES NO ANSWER. THIS IS NOT GOOD. SO REMEMBER WRITING ABOUT MECHANIC CHU ?  HE RESPONDED WITHIN 15 SECONDS.

   BACK HOME I SIT WITH MY KIDS AND JOKE WITH THEM. I HAVE 45 MINUTES TO GET READY TO HEAD TO A FAMILY WEDDING. I STAYED WITH THEM UNTIL I HAD 13 MINUTES. MY YOUNGEST WAS THE COUNT DOWN CLOCK....."
 DAD , YOU GOT 30 MINUTES.......20 MINUTES......."

  YOUNGEST AND FRIENDS HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MAKE FOOD.  WHEELS AND I HEAD TO EAST JA BIP WITH MY PARENTS.

   SO WE DRIVE IN TRAFFIC AND 1 HOUR AND 10 MINUTES LATER WE ARRIVE AT A LARGE OLD FARM.  THE PLACE WAS HUGE WITH ONE BATHROOM. THERE WAS A LINE.  HOR'DORVES WERE GIVEN OUT AND THE DRINKS STARTED TO FLOW. I KINDA TOOK IT EASY BUT WE ENJOYED THE WHOLE CELEBRATION ESPECIALLY WHEN WE FOUND OUT WE KNEW THE BAND.

   THE NIGHT WENT ON WITH GOOD FOOD , GOOD MUSIC , AND SOME LAUGHS WITH MY COUSINS. BUT THERE WAS ONE STRANGE THING........MOST OF THE BRIDAL PARTY WAS MISSING ALONG WITH FATHER OF THE BRIDE AND SOME COUSINS.  REMEMBER I STARTED OUT WITH " 11AM DRINKING IS NOT A GOOD THING "   WELP , A FIGHT BROKE OUT AND A COUSIN WENT TO JAIL.  THE WORSE POSSIBLE TIME TO ACT LIKE AN IDIOT HAPPENED. I AM NOT GOING TO GET INTO BUT I MUST SAY THE PARENTS OF THE GROOM ALONG WITH THE BRIDE & GROOM DID A REMARKABLE JOB TO BYPASS THESE CHILDISH STUPID DUMBASS ACTIONS BY IMMATURE PEOPLE AND KEPT THE NIGHT HAPPY AND FUN.

   WE ROLL HOME TALKING OF THE NIGHT.  IT WAS WEIRD BUT I AM GLAD MOST OF THE PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND THE PEOPLE THAT DID KNOW........JUST SHUCKED IT OFF AND HAD A GOOD TIME.

   WE CHILL AT HOME , END THE NIGHT WITH A LIBATION , AND WITHIN 1 HOUR I WAS HEADING TO BED. IT WAS A LONG DAY.

   ON A SUPER SAD NOTE ANOTHER GUNMAN STRUCK IN TEXAS. A FUCKING KID , TOO MUCH OF A PUSSY TO OFF HIMSELF , DECIDED TO SHOOT UP A TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL......10 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE DEAD AND ANOTHER 10 INJURED. THIS FUCKING LOWLIFE WANTED TO SHOOT HIMSELF IN THE END BUT COULDN'T PULL THE TRIGGER. MAN THERE HAS TO BE A WAY TO STOP THESE HORRIBLE AWFUL SHOOTING.

   SATURDAY     5 - 19 - 18

   PHENOMENAL MUSIC..............LIMITED PEOPLE.  SOMETIMES I SHAKE MY HEAD WHEN THERE IS FANTASTIC MUSIC HERE AND NOT MANY PEOPLE TO ENJOY OR SUPPORT IT. SOME BANDS BOAST AND SCREAM ABOUT DOING ONLY ORIGINAL MUSIC BUT WHERE ARE THEY ?

  I LIKE TO GIVE A PLUG TO THE BANDS LAST NIGHT WHICH I THOUGHT WERE FANTASTIC - LATE LAST NITE , HEDERA , AND KENNEDY SHAW.

  SO MUCH TO DO.  I NOW HAVE 3 PUNCH LISTS.

   I ASK FOR THE 4TH TIME A PRICE TO FIX OUR VAN. THIS TIME IT WAS THE SON. I WALKED OVER TO THEIR SHOP AND NEEDED SOME TOOLS FROM MY VAN. WHEN HE DIDN'T HAVE A PRICE I TOOK THE VAN HOME.  HE SAID HE CALL ME SOON.........I NEVER GOT A CALL.  SO , MONDAY TO MY MAIN MAN " CHU " !!!!

  LAWN CARE COMPANY ........ANOTHER WEEK GOES BY.

  ROYAL WEDDING.....NOT INTO IT BUT I MUST ADMIT THEY ARE A CUTE COUPLE. EVEN FUNNIER IS EAGLES QUARTERBACK TWEETED A PICTURE OUT OF HIMSELF SAYING " HAPPY WEDDING DAY ". HE LOOKS JUST LIKE PRINCE HARRY.

   I TRIED TO JUST CHILL TODAY SINCE I HAD A LONG NIGHT AND THE LAST COUPLE DAYS OF SIDE JOBS AND DOUBLING UP AT NIGHT HAS CAUGHT UP TO ME.  I WATCHED OUR PHILLIES BLOW A LEAD 3 TIMES BUT FINALLY HOLD ON TO WIN WHICH WAS COOL.

   WHEELS MAKES A TURKEY AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

   I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND THE BANDS COME IN EARLY. I TELL THEM 8PM. THEY ASKED AGAIN TO COME EARLY SO I TELL THEM 7:30PM.  7:05PM.....THEY SHOW UP. THEY WERE EXCITED AND I HAVE TO ADMIT THEY WERE ALL SUPER COOL.

    BETWEEN DOING THE DOOR , BARTENDING , AND RUNNING THE SHOW I WATCHED THE CAPITALS LOSE TO TAMPA BAY. THEY ARE DOWN 3 - 2 AND RETURN TO WASHINGTON FOR GAME 6.

   LEBRON SMOKE THE CELTICS BUT ARE STILL DOWN 2 - 1. GAME 4 IS IN CLEVELAND.  A PATRON TONIGHT SAID THE CAVALIERS WILL RUN THE TABLE AND WIN 4 - 2. MY REPLY , " YEAH , I THOUGHT OUR 76ERS WOULD DO THE SAME WHEN DOWN 0 - 3.

    WATCHED THE PREAKNESS ONLY BECAUSE I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE THE CHANNEL ON AT THE VERY MOMENT THE HORSES WERE ENTERING THE GATE. THE SAME HORSE THAT WON THE KENTUCKY DERBY WON THE PREAKNESS TONIGHT.  HIS NAME IS " JUSTIFY ". HE WILL GO FOR THE TRIPLE CROWN IN 2 WEEKS AT THE BELMONT STAKES. 12 HORSES HAVE WON THE TRIPLE CROWN SINCE THE LATE 1800'S.

   RIDING A BIKE AND A COUGAR ATTACKS YOU.....JESUS I LOVE WHERE WE LIVE.  2 GUYS ATTACKED IN WASHINGTON STATE..........ONE WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED BADLY.

   YOUNGEST COULD NOT GET INTO THE MOVIE " DEADPOOL 2 " EVEN WHEN WE KNEW THE MOVIE THEATRE EMPLOYEE VERY WELL.  I TEXTED THE FRIEND " NEXT TIME YOU ORDER A PIZZA LOOK FOR PERPETUAL BEER BOTTLE CAP IN IT. "  ( OUR YOUNGEST COOKS PIZZAS AT THE NAIL AND WAS NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT NOT GETTING IN FOR THE RATED " R " MOVIE )

  YOUNGEST HAS A SLEEP OVER AT A FRIENDS HOUSE. A NEW INDIAN FRIEND JOINS THEM AND WHEELS GIVES BOTH OF THEM A RIDE. WELP , THE NEW FRIEND IS OUT ALREADY. SHE SNUCK BOOZE INTO THE HOUSE , GOT DRUNK , GOT SICK , AND THE PARENTS GOT HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. WHEELS SAID SHE SEEMED LIKE SUCH A NICE KID. I BELIEVE SHE IS A NICE KID AND JUST DOING WHAT KIDS DO. THE GOOD THING MY YOUNGEST DID SAMPLE THE BOOZE AND DID NOT LIKE IT.

 REMEMBER THE 23 K WE NEED BY SEPTEMBER 1ST ? WELL , THAT IS NOW 24K AND THEY WANT HALF BY JULY 15TH. MONEY RUNNING OUT OF OUR WALLETS LIKE WATER.

  OH , JUST ONE MORE THING..........WE NEVER GOT A BILL OR NOTICE FOR OUR ASSOCIATIONS DUES. THERE'S ANOTHER 2400 OUT THE WINDOW.

   ROLL OUT OF THE NAIL EARLY LIKE 12:30AM. BOTH MY ELDEST AND I WORKED. I GET SOME CHEESE & PRETZELS ALONG WITH A LIBATION.  WITHIN ONE HOUR I WAS HEADING TO BED.

    HORRIBLE TEXAS SHOOTING AT A HIGH SCHOOL. THE LOWLIFE LOSER AND FUCKING WASTER OF LIFE KID MAY HAVE BEEN PROVOKED BY A GIRL NOT ACCEPTING HIS ADVANCES. SHE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST VICTIMS SHOT AND KILLED. WHAT A FUCKING JERK-OFF.  THIS KID SHOULD BE BEATEN , THAN HOSPITALIZED , THAN RELEASED , THAN BEATEN , THAN HOSPITALIZED , THAN RELEASED , THAN BEATEN AND SO ON..........THE REST OF HIS FUCKING MISERABLE EXISTENCE.  SEEING THE PARENTS OF THE LOST CHILDREN IS HEART CRUSHING.

  FOOTBALL PLAYER J.J. WATT IS PAYING FOR ALL THE FUNERALS.  THE GUY IS AWESOME.  YOU RARELY SEE MILLIONAIRES STEP UP LIKE HE DOES. NOT MANY MILLIONAIRES SHARE LIKE HE DOES......IT IS GOOD TO SEE THAT AT LEAST THE GRIEVING PARENTS DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MONEY AND COSTS.

    SUNDAY        5 - 20 - 18

   ANOTHER FUN LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW.  SOME FUN MUSIC AND SOME REALLY INTERESTING MUSICAL DISCUSSIONS. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE BANDS AND PEOPLE WHO STOPPED DOWN TO PROMOTE THEIR SHOWS OR FUND RAISERS.  THEY ARE STEVE H - FUND RAISER , DEBBIE S - FUND RAISER , H.M.S BAND ( FROM ENGLAND......WELL , HERE IN THE U.S. NOW ) , DANNY BLACKWELL BAND , DJ G-FUNK CHILD ( OPENED FOR YELLOW MAN !! ) , OPEN MIC CAVAN , RIDGE SUMMIT , AND MIDHEAVEN.

  BY 12 NOON , I ALREADY PUT IN A FULL DAY AND WAS SWEATING.  ALL WEEK I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A BANK BAG FROM MERCURY AMUSEMENT .......CAN'T FIND IT. I ALSO SEARCHED FOR X-RAYS FROM URGENT CARE ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO......CAN'T FIND THEM. I DID FIND HORSE SHOE NAILS FOR A PROJECT AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

  UNLOADED 300 TOOLS FROM MY VAN. TOMORROW WE WILL TAKE IT TO MECHANIC CHU. MY LOCAL MECHANICS NEVER CALLED ME.

  2 WEEKS GONE BY AND STILL NO LAWN CARE COMPANY. I SCHEDULED THEM 4 WEEKS AGO.  WEEDS ARE GETTING BAD.

  I WOULD LIKE TO PLACE MORE CARPET TILES ON OUR PATIO AT THE CONDO. THERE IS JUST ONE PROBLEM. I LAID ABOUT 40 OF THEM IN OUR CRAWL SPACE. THIS CAVITY IS PACKED WITH DEBRIS , SPIDER WEBS , JUNK , WOOD ,TRIM , CEMENT CINDER BLOCKS , INSULATION , BED FRAMES , AND MORE. I WAS SWEATING MY ASS OFF WHEN FINALLY DONE. 

  BRING RABBIT OUTSIDE TO ENJOY THE WEATHER.  AGAIN , I FEEL BAD FOR THIS LITTLE CREATURE. I FIGURE IF I AM OUTSIDE WHY NOT HAVE THE RABBIT OUTSIDE.  I PLACED THE RABBIT IN OUR ENCLOSED LARGE GARDEN AND BROUGHT THE PUP OUT TOO.

  PUT THE ENTIRE BASEMENT BACK TOGETHER ALONG WITH ORGANIZING THINGS.

   GOT DIRTY CARPET TILES AND BROUGHT THEM OUTSIDE. I HOSED EACH ONE BOTH SIDES AND LET THEM DRY IN THE SUN. I MOVED THEM 3 TIMES DURING THE DAY TO FOLLOW THE SUN AND NOT BE IN THE SHADE.

   UNLOADED JEEP AND LOADED NEW CAR OF TOOLS I NEED FOR TOMORROW'S JOB.

   OKAY , I LAY DOWN TO WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE. I WAS SO TIRED I COULD BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN..........AND I WAS ONLY DONE HALF THE DAY.

   SHOWER , DRESS , AND LOAD UP RADIO EQUIPMENT. I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN TO SET-UP FOR THE SHOW.

   AFTER THE SHOW I HUNG OUT WITH B.B.  HE IS SO DAMN FUNNY. I ALMOST CALLED WHEELS TO STOP DOWN JUST TO LISTEN TO HIS STORIES.

  GAVE B.B. A RIDE HOME AND HE FORGOT HIS KEYS. BACK TO THE NAIL TO PICK THEM UP.

  IN AT 9:30PM MY DAY IS OVER. UP AT 6AM AND DONE BY 9:30PM......NICE.  WHEELS AND I WATCH AMERICA IDOL WHICH I HATE. I DON'T HATE THE SHOW BUT HATE I GETTING HOOKED INTO WATCHING IT. IT REALLY IS GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF BROCKMIRE WHICH WAS GOOD.

   OFF TO BED BY 11PM. I WAS SO DAMN TIRED.

   I AM AT MY UNCLE J AND AUNT N'S HOUSE IN UPSTATE PENNSYLVANIA. I WALK BEHIND THEIR HOUSE AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE  HILL I SEE MY FATHER-IN-LAW GUTTING 2 FOXES. THESE ANIMALS CAN BE HUNTED YEAR ROUND. I ASK HIM , " HEY OLD MAN WHATCHA DOIN' ? " HE DOES NOT REPLY. HE POINTS TO THE BACK YARD AND THERE IS A LARGE PEACOCK STRUTTING AROUND. I RUN INSIDE TO TELL MY MOTHER-IN-LAW. I SEE HER BUT SHE IS IN BLACK & WHITE LIKE THE BEGINNING OF THE MOVIE " THE WIZARD OF OZ ". SEEING HER IN GRAY COLOR I ASK , " HEY " K " , I KNOW THIS WILL SOUND STRANGE BUT WHAT YEAR IS IT ? "  SHE REPLIES , " THAT IS A STRANGE QUESTION TO ASK. IT IS 1960. " MY MOTHER-IN-LAW WAS 58 YEARS YOUNGER.  NOW I AM FREAKING OUT. SHE LOOKS LIKE A COLLEGE GRAD STUDENT.  I GO BACK OUTSIDE AND MY FATHER-IN-LAW IS GONE. I WANT TO SEE IF HE LOOKS YOUNG TOO.

  CONTINUED - I HEAR SOME COMMOTION IN THE BARN SO I ENTER IT. A SMALL DOOR IS IN THE BACK CORNER AND I SEE SOME ORANGE REDDISH LIGHT SHIMMERING.  I FOLLOW THE GLOW AND IT LEADS TO A CAVE. I SEE 2 GUYS TALKING AND FIGURE IT IS MY FATHER-IN-LAW AND COUSIN.  I APPROACH THEM AND ONE SAYS , " YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF HERE UNLESS WE HELP. " BOTH GUYS TURN TOWARDS ME AND I RECOGNIZE THEM FROM TELEVISION. IT IS ACTORS JOHN GOODMAN AND DANNY DEVITO.  I SEE A FIGURE MERGING OUT OF THE CAVE WALL. A FACE IS FORMING OUT OF SOLIDIFIED MOLTEN LAVA. DANNY DEVITO'S TURNS TO ME AND SAYS , " THAT IS AN ALTERNATE YOU TRYING TO GET IN HERE. AT THE SAME TIME YOU MUST GO OUT THROUGH THE SAME WALL. YOU MUST TRUST US. " I SEE THE FACE TRYING TO PUSH THROUGH THE ORANGE CAVE WALL LIKE A SCENE FROM HARRY POTTER.  IT IS HALFWAY THROUGH AND JOHN GOODMAN YELLS , " GO !! GO NOW !! " I RUN INTO THE WALL THINKING I WAS GOING TO SMASH MY FACE AND FALL BACKWARDS INSTEAD I JUMP THROUGH AND LAND IN THE BACK YARD. THE GRASS FEELS GOOD TO THE TOUCH. I LOOK UP AND SEE THE PEACOCK.....................dream ends.

       MONDAY    5 - 21 - 18  

   DAMN YOU AMERICAN IDOL !!!  IT'S TUESDAY MORNING AND THE FIRST THING I DO IS GOOGLE " WHO WON AMERICAN IDOL ? "   NEXT THING I KNOW I'M WATCHING A VIDEO OF CALEB AND MADDIE SINGING A DUET ON A REMARKABLE RENDITION OF " OVER THE RAINBOW / WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD ".  IT HAD ME TEARING AND THAN THE BOMB SHELL........THE TOP 2 ARE NOW DATING !! OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !!

  ACTUALLY THE GIRL WHO WON AMERICAN IDOL SEEMS SUPER COOL , DOWN TO EARTH , AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR TYPE. OH , AND SHE WILL TAKE HER DAD ON TOUR SINCE HE STARTED HER IN MUSIC. HE SINGS AND PLAYS GUITAR TOO.  I CRIED WHEN I SAW THIS WATCHING GOOD MORNING AMERICA. #IHAVENOLIFE. #GOMADDIEWELOVEYOU. #FATTYLIKEYMADDIE.

  CUTE AMERICAN IDOL FACT - RYAN SEASCREST DID NOT CONCEAL THE WINNING CARD LIKE A POKER HAND. BEFORE HE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER BOTH MADDIE AND CALEB SAW HER NAME ON THE CARD SINCE SEACREST WAS HOLDING IT TOO LOW. THEY BOTH KNEW THE WINNER BEFORE HE ANNOUNCED IT.

  BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY STOLE THE SHOW AT THE ROYAL WEDDING AND HIS SPEECH WENT VIRAL 3 TIMES OVER. WHILE MOST ABSOLUTELY LOVED HIS " POWER OF LOVE " SERMON......SOME BRITS WERE STONED FACED. WHAT A LIFE THEY LIVE.....MISERABLE BUCKTOOTHED BASTARDS.

   OK , BACK TO MY MUNDANE LIFE THOUGH I MUST ADMIT I GOT AN EMAIL YESTERDAY FROM A READER WHO SAID , " I LOVE READING YOUR BLOGS EVERY DAY BUT I FEEL YOU MAKE THINGS UP ".  YEP.......YOU CAUGHT ME. 

   START MORNING GETTING YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL. THE KID CRACKS ME UP AS I ALWAYS PLAY JOKINGLY WITH HER. THE KID WALKS ALONG THE STREET AS I STAY AT THE FRONT DOOR. NO MORE YELLING UP THE STREET " KNOW RIGHT !! FROM WRONG !!! DON'T JUST SAY IT .....DO IT !! "  YEAH , THAT STUFF IS IN THE PAST PLUS MY NEIGHBORS THINK I'M A NUT JOB STANDING AT THE BOTTOM OF MY DRIVEWAY SCREAMING ADVICE TO MY KID 2 BLOCKS AWAY IN SPACKLED STAINED BOXERS. YES , I AM MORE SUBTLE NOW. EVERY DAY SHE WALKS ALONG THE STREET SHE PASSES BY A LARGE TREE. SO FOR ONE SECOND SHE CAN NOT SEE ME. LEFT OF THE TREE I WAVE TO HER. WHEN SHE PASSES IT ON THE RIGHT.....I CHANGE MY WAVE OR POSITION. THE KID SHAKES HER HEAD AND GIGGLES EVERY TIME. THAN WE TEXT EACH OTHER " LOVE YOU " WHEN SHE GETS TO THE BUS STOP.

   SO, ANOTHER " NORMAL " DAY.

    EMAILING OUR WEEDING COMPANY " WE HAVE SNACKS AND DRINKS WAITING FOR THE GUYS WHEN THEY ARRIVE ". THIS MAY HAVE PUSHED US UP THE LIST. WE HAVE BEEN WAITING 2 WEEKS.

   EDIT LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW AND THAN UPLOAD IT TO OUR WEBSITES.....THIS IS ALWAYS A LOT OF FUN.  WHEN DOING THIS I OFTEN THINK OF WHEN I HAD TO EDIT THE SHOW USING CASSETTE TAPES AND THAN MAILING THEM TO COLLEGES. IT WOULD TAKES 3 DAYS OR MORE TO DO EVERYTHING PLUS THE COSTS. NOW , IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR I HAVE EVERYTHING DONE.  PEOPLE DOWNLOAD OUR SHOW INSTEAD OF US MAILING IT. IT TAKES ABOUT 2 MINUTES TO DOWNLOAD ONE 2 HOUR SHOW.  THE THINGS I HAVE ADJUSTED OVER THE YEARS WITH THIS LITTLE OLD DIVE BAR MAKES ME SO PROUD. THAN AGAIN , THE PAIN AND MONEY LOST I WISH ON NO ONE.....NOT EVEN THE " FRIENDS " WHO QUIT OR ROBBED US.

  A BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE BANK. I HAVE BEEN JONESING TO GET THE BIKE OUT BUT MOTHER NATURE AND THE RAIN HAD A SAY. I RIDE TO THE BANK AND SLOWLY MAKE MY WAY TO THE PARKING LOT.  4 COLLEGE GIRLS ARE WALKING BY AS I STOP AND GET OFF THE BIKE. THE LOOK OF " THAT IS SO COOL " ON THEIR FACES SEEING ME PULL UP. THE GROWL OF THE BIKE'S MOTOR IS IMPRESSIVE. THIS MACHINE IS A MOVING 600 POUND VIBRATOR AND EVERY ONE OF THESE GIRLS WANTED TO RIDE IT. THAN........... A LOOK I HAVE SEEN MANY TIMES IN MY LATE BULGING BELLY AGE......HORROR.......SHEER DISGUST.  THEY ARE STILL GLANCING AT ME UNTIL I TOOK MY HELMET OFF AND GOT OFF THE BIKE.  THEIR FACES CHANGED DRAMATICALLY WATCHING A FAT BALD GUY GET OFF SUCH A MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF MACHINERY. I PUT MY HEAD DOWN IN SHAME , TOOK A COOKIE OUT OF MY POCKET , ATE IT , AND THEY NEVER GAVE ME ANOTHER LOOK. I AM ASHAMED.

  BACK HOME I LOAD UP WHEELS. WE HEAD TO " MECHANIC CHU ". WELL ACTUALLY HIS BROTHER " MECHANIC CHI ".  LET ME SAY THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS NOT SO SUBURBANISH. WHEELS SAYS , " YOU ARE JEOPARDIZING OUR LIVES TO SAVE MONEY ON A CRAPPY VAN. " MAN HAS THIS CHICK CHANGED IN 31 YEARS. I ACTUALLY GIGGLED.  WE DROPPED OFF THE VAN AND THE LARGE ASSISTANT MECHANIC THAT WAS WELL TATTOOED WAS VERY COOL.  I FELT NO DANGER TALKING TO HIM BEHIND THE PLEXY GLASS WITH IRON BARS.

  OH , OUR LOCAL MECHANIC HAD THE VAN FOR ONE WEEK AND PROMISED A QUOTE 4 DIFFERENT TIMES. EVERY TIME I HAD TO CALL THEM.  MECHANIC CHI'S ASSISTANT " TWEEDY " ( SERIOUSLY I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP LIKE ONE READER SAYS ) GAVE ME A PRICE QUOTE IN LESS THAN 6 HOURS.  WHEELS AND I CAME UP WITH A NUMBER. IT IS $500. IF THE PRICE TO FIX THIS OLD GIRL OF A VAN IS OVER THAT I WOULD SEARCH CRAIGSLIST FOR ANOTHER VEHICLE.  WHEELS WAS THINKING A PRIUS. NOT QUITE SURE HOW I CAN GET MY TOOLS AND LADDERS IN THAT BUT $500 WAS THE MOST WE WILL SPEND. I FIGURED OUR LOCAL MECHANIC WAS CLOSE OR OVER $1500 BY HIS TONE WHEN HE SAID TO ME , " SOOOOO , HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ON THIS ? " AND THAN LAUGHED.  IT COULD OF BEEN 2 GRAND BY THAT STATEMENT AND CHUCKLE. ANYWAY , THE $500 LIMIT WAS SET. I GET A CALL AND THE PRICE IS IN........$485.15 FOR NEW BRAKE LINES , INSPECTION , TUNE-UP , AND MORE. THE VAN LIVES ONE MORE DAY.....OR I HOPE UNTIL THE NEXT INSPECTION.

  NEXT WE LOAD UP TOGETHER AND WE ARE JUST MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT.  I DROP WHEELS OFF AND SHE FLIES OUT OF STATE , GETS A LOANER VEHICLE , SETTLES IN ON A HOTEL , AND WALKS ACROSS THE STREET TO BUY WINE.

   I HEAD TO THE HOSPITAL FOR A CHECK-UP.   THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THIS OFFICE. SO , LET ME EXPLAIN MY EXPERIENCE IN ORDER : ( I AM TELLING YOU THIS STUFF HAPPENED TO ME )

   - WE NOW GO TO A VERY LOCAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE INSTEAD OF HAVERTOWN WHICH IS A HASSLE TO GET TO ESPECIALLY DURING TRAFFIC HOURS.  WE HAD TO TRANSFER ALL THE RECORDS TO THEM.

  - I PULL INTO AN UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE AND ONE GIRL IS RIGHT ON MY ASS. I AM FOLLOWING AN OLD LADY SO THERE IS NO WHERE TO GO. I PULL INTO A SPOT AND THIS ONE PSYCHO GIRL RIPS AROUND ME ONLY TO STOP IMMEDIATELYBECAUSE THE OLD LADY WAS IN FRONT OF HER NOW. I JUST LAUGH AS I SEE THE GIRL'S FACE......MAN SHE WAS PISSED. I SEE THE PARKING PRICES AND I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT .....$5 FOR 30 MINUTES AND IT INCREASES $6 EVERY 30 MINUTES. I AM THINKING I HAVE TO PAY FOR FRIGGIN PARKING EVERY TIME I COME HERE ?? WELL ,THAT BLOWS. I WALK BY THE TICKET TAKING MACHINE AND GIVE IT THE FINGER.

  - THE HOSPITAL IS VERY MODERN. I WALKED INTO ANOTHER BUILDING AND 2 GORGEOUS WOMEN ARE WAITING FOR THE ELEVATOR. I WALK UP TO USE THE ELEVATOR AND SAY HELLO. THEY DECIDE TO TAKE THE STAIRS.  COINCIDENCE ?

  - I FIND THE OFFICE QUICKLY. 8 PEOPLE ARE WAITING. I GET IN LINE AND I QUICKLY GET TO 2ND. THAN A LADY AND HER SON BUTT IN FRONT OF ME. THE DESK CLERK SAYS , " NEXT !! " LIKE I WAS WAITING FOR A HOAGIE ORDER. I JUMP AHEAD OF THE FAT LADY AND HER FAT SON THAT JUST BUTTED IN FRONT OF ME. I HEAR THE LADY GROVEL SOMETHING AND THE GIRL AT THE DESK SAYS , " WERE YOU NEXT SIR ? " I REPLY , " YES , SHE BUTTED IN FRONT OF ME. ". I GIVE HER ALL MY INFORMATION THAT WHEELS SPENT TIME ON AND I DROVE TO HAVERTOWN TO GET ...........ONLY TO RE-FILL OUT PAPERWORK ALL OVER. I AM NOT HAPPY BUT IT IS MOVING ALONG. THE GIRL TELLS ME TO GO WAIT IN THE SITTING ROOM. OH , I ASK HER ABOUT PARKING AND SHE VALIDATES MY TICKET. OK , THAT IS COOL....FREE PARKING. WHAT IF I DIDN'T ASK I THOUGHT TOO.

  - I GRAB A CHAIR AND THIS ABSOLUTELY PIECE OF ASS BLONDE GIRL IN GREY CLOTH SPANDEX ENTERS THE ROOM AND GOES UP TO THE OFFICE CLERK. THE GIRL IS MODEL-LIKE AND HER ASS IS LIKE 2 DINNER PLATES TOGETHER. I STARED LIKE A HORNY MONKEY FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS AND THAN WENT BACK INTO MY SHELL OF BEING A FAT LOSER.

 - ANOTHER MOM AND A SON WHO CLEARLY HAD SOME ISSUES YELLS OUT, " WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR OVER AN HOUR. " THEY WALK UP TO THE DESK AND THE KID SAYS , " I HAVE TO PEE PEE. " HE WAS 18.

 - MOM IS NOT HAPPY AND 2 ASSISTANTS FIDDLE AROUND WITH COMPUTERS. SHE SAYS ," WE HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE 1:20 !! " IT WAS NOW 2:30. I AM THINKING , " GREAT , GUESS I AM WAITING FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. NOT 15 SECONDS LATER THE LADY COMPLAINING AND THE TEENAGER PISSING HIMSELF SEE THIS CUTE NURSE NAMED " LORI " POP HER HEAD OUT AND SAY , " MR. BRA SILLY !! " I HEAR THE DISGRUNTLE LADY SAY , " ARE YOU KIDDING ME ??!! "

 - I FOLLOW THE CUTE NURSE TO A ROOM. SHE TAKES MY VITALS AND DETERMINES I AM FAT.

 - THE VERY YOUNG MALE DOCTOR COMES IN AND WE TALK. HE IS VERY COOL. I TELL HIM ABOUT MY SHOULDER PAIN AND HE BEGINS TO MASSAGE ME. IT FELT GOOD AND I SAY , " I GOT TO ADMIT DOC YOU GOT BETTER HANDS THAN MY WIFE. " HE GIGGLES AND LEAVES THE ROOM. A FEMALE DOCTOR COMES IN. I GUESS THAT JOKE WAS INAPPROPRIATE. ACTUALLY , HE WAS GETTING PAPERWORK FOR ME.  HE RETURNS AND BOTH DOCTORS TALK TO ME. BOTH OF THEM DETERMINE I AM FAT.  MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS HIGH AND I ASK FOR THEM TO TAKE IT A 2ND TIME. AGAIN IT IS HIGH ......171 OVER PIZZA.

  I LEAVE AND THE EXPERIENCE WAS GOOD. EVERYONE WAS COOL. I GOT A TON OF DOCUMENTS ON DIETING OR THE D.A.S.H. PLAN WHICH I THINK MEANS " DO ALL STUFF OR YOU'LL BE HEAVIER  ". I ALSO GET REFERRALS FOR A DIETICIAN AND HAVING A COLONOSCOPY. YEP , MY ASS WILL BE REAMED SOON BY SOME SUBMARINE PERISCOPE. THE HORROR THAT IS IN MY BUTT NO ONE SHOULD LOOK AT.

  SPEAKING OF MY BUTT , I ACTUALLY DID THIS. AGAIN , THIS HAPPENED AND IT IS A VERY VISUAL OCCURRENCE. SO SKIP TO THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO " SEE " A DISCOVER CHANNEL MONKEY DISROBING.   I GET OUT OF THE SHOWER AND DRESS. BEFORE WHEELS AND I LEAVE FOR THE AIRPORT I HAVE TO POOP. I AM THINKING , " JESUS , I AM GETTING A PHYSICAL TODAY AND WILL HAVE TO DROP MY PANTS. IF THE DOCTOR FEELS MY BALLS AND MAKES ME COUGH THEY WILL SURELY SMELL MY AWFUL ASS ODOR. "  I GRAB A BOTTLE OF LYSOL WIPES AT THE KITCHEN SINK AND HEAD DOWN THE BASEMENT. I REMOVE MY PANTS AND UNDERWEAR AND USE THE TOILET TO POOP. I TRY TO WIPE CLEAN BUT USING TOILET PAPER ON MY GORILLA IN THE MIST ASS IS LIKE USING A WET PAPER PLATE TO HOLD A CINDER BLOCK. SO , I LIFTED UP MY SHIRT AND TUCKED IT UNDER MY TITS. I AM NOW STANDING OUTSIDE OF THE BATHROOM AND IN FRONT OF MY TOOL ROOM. IF WHEELS OR MY ELDEST OR EVEN THE DOG COMES DOWN THE STEPS THEY WILL SEE A FAT GUY HALF NAKED WITH AN EAGLES SHIRT TUCKED UNDER HIS NIPPLES.....IN BARE FEET. I HUMILIATE MYSELF AND BEGIN USING WET WIPES ON MY THICKET OF AN ASS. IT FEELS LIKE A 2 BIRD NESTS BETWEEN MY CHEEKS.  I USE 5 CLEAN WHITE LYSOL WIPES AND ALL OF THEM TURNED TO THIS RIVER RUST COLOR. I WAS AT MY LOW POINT OF LIFE.  I THREW ALL OF THE RUSTY WIPES IN THE TRASHCAN AND COVERED THEM WITH A OLD PAINT CAN.

  OKAY , BACK TO LEAVING THE HOSPITAL. MY VALIDATED TICKET WORKED AND THE GATE RELEASED ME FOR FREE. I THOUGHT FOR SURE IT WOULDN'T WORK.  MY YOUNGEST ASKS ME TO PICK HER UP AFTER ART CLUB AND 2 FRIENDS. I GIVE THEM A RIDE HOME AND I ALWAYS ENJOY TALKING TO THEM.  OF COURSE MY KID SAYS , " SOOOO , HOW ABOUT SOME FRENCH FRIES ? "  WE GO TO THE NEWLY REMODELED MCDONALDS AND SINCE THE DRIVE-THRU HAD 10 CARS IN LINE WE WENT INSIDE. I WAS GLAD WE DID. SHE SAW 2 FRIENDS WORKING THERE. WE SAT IN , HAD A BURGER AND CHICKEN SANDWICH OFF THE DOLLAR MENU , AND I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND WITH MY KID.

  I LATER FILLED OUT THE RECEIPT ON-LINE TO GET A " BUY ONE , GET ONE FREE " BREAKFAST SANDWICH. IT TOOK ABOUT 5 MINUTES.  4 MINUTES IF YOUR FINGERS ARE LESS HOG-LIKE THAN MINE.

  BACK HOME I HAVE THE KIDS MOVE THE RABBIT OUTSIDE.  I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR THAT THING.

  OH , THE CARPET TILES I HAVE CLEANED , HOSED DOWN , AND LET DRY FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS....ARE SOAKED. I GO OUT TUESDAY MORNING AND IT IS DOWN POURING. I BRING THEM ALL INSIDE.....BLOW.

  I LAY ON THE COUCH AND MY KID PUTS ON " THE OFFICE " SEASON 1 PILOT.  3 EPISODES PLAY AS I LAY ON THE COUCH FALLING IN AND OUT OF SLEEP. AFTER THE 3RD EPISODE I SAY , " THE SHOW IS GOOD BUT I AM NOT GETTING INTO IT. " I TURN AND MY KID WENT UPSTAIRS AN HOUR AGO. THE DOG LOOKS AT ME LIKE I'M AN ASSHOLE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND BARTEND. I GET EVERYTHING DONE BY 8:30PM AND NOT ONE PERSON IS HERE. A GUY FACEBOOK MESSAGES ME AND ASKS " HOW LONG YOU STAYING OPEN ? " I TELL HIM " 10PM AT THE LATEST. "  30 MINUTES LATER PEOPLE COME IN. I RE-MESSAGE HIM , " LOOKS LIKE I AM STAYING LATER ". HE SHOWS UP WITH A FRIEND AND IS ONE OF THE BEST NAIL PATRONS EVER. I DID A FAVOR FOR HIM ON ONE OPEN MIC NIGHT. EVER SINCE THAT HE PUTS THE NAIL AND ME HIGHER THAN GOD. HE SAID I WAS THE GREATEST PERSON  FOR THE MUSIC SCENE.  I REPLIED , " MAN, I WISH I HAD A 100 OF YOU. "

  I TAKE A BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE HOME. MY ELDEST IS WATCHING TV AND HEADS TO BED. I STAY UP UNTIL 1:30AM AND HAVE NO ALCOHOL AND ONLY SODA WATER AND SOME SEA SALT SUN FLOWER SEEDS. I WATCH " KILL BILL VOLUME 1 " FOR THE 200TH TIME.  MY ELDEST COMES DOWN AGAIN AT 1:30AM MAKES A MEAL OR SNACK. I WENT TO BED THINKING I CAN'T SNACK AT NIGHT ANYMORE. AT MY AGE MY DAMN METABOLISM IS SLOWER THAN A GALAPAGOS TORTOISE.

 I HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP DECENT UNTIL 5:30AM.

  PHILLIES WIN GAME 1 IN A HUGE SERIES AGAINST THE 1ST PLACE BRAVES.

 LEBRON AND CAVS TIE SERIES AT 2 -2.

 CAPITALS WIN AND FORCE A GAME 7.

 FINAL NOTE - SEEING THE FACES OF THOSE 4 GIRLS WALKING BY MY MOTORCYCLE , SEEING 2 BEAUTIFUL WOMEN LEAVE AN ELEVATOR WHEN I WALKED UP , SEEING A SMOKING HOT BLONDE IN GREY CLOTH SPANDEX LOWER HER EYES WHEN WALKING BY ME ( KINDA LIKE.........DON'T LOOK AT THE HIPPO.......HE'S VERY TERRITORIAL )  , AND HEARING 2 DOCTORS NONCHALANTLY SAY I'M OBESE BY GIVING ME MORE LITERATURE ON WEIGHT LOSS THAN RICHARD SIMMONS I THINK I HAVE TO SEIZE THESE EXPERIENCES AND TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH ON WEIGHT LOSS. I NEED MY BLOOD PRESSURE TO GO DOWN SO IT IS MORE SERIOUS THIS TIME AROUND. I ALSO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT WHEN I RETURN IN 4-6 WEEKS TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE TO PROVE I AM NOT A RAGING ALCOHOLIC AND JUNK FOOD JUNKY.  OH , WHEN I SAID I OWN A BAR AND HAVE 3 TO 5 DRINKS A NIGHT THE DOCTOR'S FACE CHANGED FROM THIS GUY IS SO FUNNY TO HE WILL DIE NEXT WEEKEND. HE TYPED ON HIS LAPTOP FOR 21 MINUTES AND NEVER SAID A WORD AFTER I TOLD HIM HOW MUCH BOOZE I DRINK ON A DAILY BASIS. THAT'S ALOTTA NOTE TAKING. ANYWAY, THE NO BREAD , BEER , BRANDY WILL BE INCORPORATED AGAIN BUT NO LATE NIGHT SNACKS IS THE BIG ONE ALONG WITH LONG SUMMER WALKS. I'LL START WITH THE BEACH.

   TUESDAY    5 - 22 - 18

  SO PROUD OF MYSELF............AND THANK YOU FOR THE RESPONSES ON YESTERDAY'S BLOG. SEVERAL COUSINS DO NOT WANT TO HANG OUT WITH ME BECAUSE OF THE " CLEANING OF MY BUTT WITH LYSOL WIPES " STORY.  I RE-WROTE SOME OF YESTERDAY'S BLOG BECAUSE MY SPELLING IS SO DAMN BAD.  IT IS A MUCH EASIER READ AND I MAY HAVE ADDED IN ANOTHER JOKE OR TWO.

  DO THE MORNING THING AND MAN WAS I PROUD OF MYSELF. REMEMBER THAT MCDONALD'S RECEIPT FROM YESTERDAY ?  I WENT ON-LINE AND DID THE 2 MINUTE SURVEY. I RECEIVED A CODE FOR A " BUY ONE , GET ONE " 1/4 POUNDER OR BREAKFAST SANDWICH. THIS MORNING I DECIDED TO CASH IN THE COUPON , EVEN THOUGH I STARTED MY EAT HEALTHY PLAN. DRIVING THERE I AM FEELING GUILTY. IT IS LATE MORNING AND I FIGURE I CAN'T HAVE TWO 1/4 POUNDERS WITH CHEESE ON MY FIRST DAY OF THE DIET SO I AM THINKING GO WITH THE 2 EGG MCMUFFINS.

  I ARRIVE AND THE DRIVE-THRU IS PACKED SO I GO INSIDE. I AM STILL FEELING GUILTY OF EATING FATTY SALTY FOOD RIGHT AFTER A DOCTOR'S VISIT BUT I GET IN LINE.  MAYBE FATE STEPPED IN...........AS I WAS WALKING IN THERE IS NO PEOPLE AT THE COUNTER. I AM GOING TO BE FIRST AND THAN 2 GUYS JUMP IN FRONT OF ME. SO , NOW I AM 3RD IN LINE. BOTH GUYS CAN'T MAKE A DECISION SO THEY TAKE AT LEAST 4 MINUTES EACH. I AM GETTING IMPATIENT AND I SEE AN ORIENTAL MANAGER YELL AT AN EMPLOYEE FOR NOT " BEING UP FRONT " AT THE DRIVE-THRU WINDOW. I WAS GOING TO SAY " BE NICE !! " BUT DECIDED NOT TO. I WAIT ANOTHER 30 SECONDS AND LEAVE.  I WILL START MY DIET FROM THE HARDEST PLACE EVER........MCDONALDS. I WAS PROUD OF THIS DECISION.

  I GET  IN MY CAR AND BEGIN DRIVING EAST. I OPEN A BAG OF APPLE CINNAMON RICE CAKES. I EAT 3 AND THEY TASTE LIKE FLAVORED AIR.  I ALSO HAVE A BOTTLE OF WATER.

  I MAKE GREAT TIME AND RAIN , CLOUDS , AND SUN ALL FIGHT EACH OTHER THE WHOLE DRIVE.  I PULL UP TO THE PARKING LOT AND UNLOAD. THE WEATHER IS OVERCAST BUT OCCASIONALLY THE SUN STICKS ITS HEAD OUT. I DECIDE TO PLACE MY SLIGHTLY WET CARPET TILES IN THE PARKING LOT BEHIND MY CAR.  A GOOD 2 HOURS WILL DRY THEM NICELY ON THE WARM AND WINDY PAVEMENT.

  MY COMPUTER MOUSE PROBLEM MAY BE A MOUSE PAD PROBLEM. I NOTICED WITHOUT THE PAD MY MOUSE WORKS FINE.

   I SETTLE IN AND MAKE A TUNA FISH SANDWICH ON WHOLE WHEAT TOAST. OH MY GOD THIS SO GOOD !!.......SAID NO ONE EVER.  THE PURE STINK OF TUNA FISH COULD GAG A GOAT. I ACTUALLY PUT THE USED CANS AND LIDS IN A SANDWICH BACK AND SEALED IT SO THE PLACE WOULD NOT SMELL LIKE FISH AND ASS.  THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NIGHT I SNACK ON HEALTHY WHEAT PITA CHIPS , GUACAMOLE , A BANANA , AND SEA SALTED SUN FLOWER SEEDS. I END THE NIGHT MAKING A VODKA AND LIME SODA WATER DRINK WITH LEMON AND LIME.

  WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE , HOUSTON TOTALLY UPSETTING THE WARRIORS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN GOLDEN STATE TO TIE THE SERIES AT 2 -2 , AND 3 EPISODES " DEADLIEST CATCH ".

   I ALSO WATCH MY ELDEST AT THE NAIL AND A NEW BARTENDER TRAIN VIA OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. WE TEXTED AND TALKED BACK AND FORTH.

   2 SHORT STORIES :

  1) BEFORE LEAVING MY YOUNGEST HUGS ME AND SAYS , " HAVE FUN AND YOU KNOW A HOAGIE WOULD BE GOOD FOR LUNCH THE NEXT 2 DAYS. " I GIVE THE KID $20.

  2) I TOLD MYSELF " TAKE THE DAMN 2ND SPARE VAN KEY !! " I EVEN STARED AT IT AND THAN JUST BAGGED IT AND LEFT IT AT OUR HOUSE. I AM 30 MINUTES INTO MY DRIVE AND MECHANIC CHI CALLS ME....THE VAN IS READY. OF COURSE IT IS. UNFORTUNATELY I CAN NOT PICK IT UP UNTIL THURSDAY AROUND 9PM WHEN THEY ARE CLOSED. IF I HAD A 2ND KEY I COULD PAY FOR THE VAN VIA CREDIT CARD , TELL THEM TO LOCK THE VAN WITH THE KEY IN IT AND ON THE STREET , AND THAN I WOULD PICK THE VAN UP WHEN AT THE AIRPORT GETTING WHEELS WHICH IS 5 MINUTES FROM THEIR SHOP. WELP , THAT WHOLE GAME PLAN WENT TO SHIT. GOD !! WHY I DON'T I LISTEN TO MY INSTINCTS !!

  I TAKE A LONG WALK ON THE BEACH. IT IS OVERCAST BUT BEAUTIFUL. PEOPLE HAVE THEIR TRUCKS ON THE SAND AND SURF FISHING. I TAKE SOME PICTURES AND POST THEM ON FACEBOOK. I ALSO POST ABOUT MY DOCTOR'S VISIT AND THEM TELLING ME TO TAKE IT EASY AND LOSE 150 POUNDS.

  I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND PLACE A 2ND MATTRESS UNDER A BUNK BED MATTRESS I BROUGHT FROM HOME. SINCE I CUT THE LEGS DOWN 6 INCHES I WANTED TO RAISE THE LOWER BED LEVEL THAT WAS SO CLOSE TO THE GROUND. IT WORKED OKAY AND I DECIDE TO MOVE MY SLEEP ARRANGEMENTS TO THIS ROOM TO TEST THE BED WITH 2 MATTRESSES NOW.  THE BED SEEMED MORE COMFIER. WELP , I ROLLED AND TOSSED ALL FRIGGIN' NIGHT.

  CAN'T SLEEP SO LATE LATE NIGHT I WATCH FAMILY GUY , SHALLOW HAL , AND ANOTHER MOVIE I FORGET.....BLOW.

  WEDNESDAY     5 - 23 - 18

   KINDA TOUGH TO LEAVE.........SO I DIDN'T.

   SLEPT BAD IN THE BUNK BED I ADDED A 2ND MATTRESS TOO....OH WELL.

   TRYING TO KEEP THE HEALTHY ROAD........SMOOTHIES , ALMOND MILK , BROCCOLI , WHEAT CHIPS , HUMMUS , AND A TOASTED WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICH WITH FRESH TURKEY , CHEESE , AND RED PEPPER HUMMUS INSTEAD OF MAYO ( DON'T KNOCK IT , IT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD ).  SO THESE WERE ALL MY MEALS &b SNACKS TODAY. I ALSO WALKED TO STONE HARBOR AND BACK. I POSTED SOME BEAUTIFUL PICTURES ON FACEBOOK AGAIN.

   GOT SOME PUNCH LIST STUFF DONE LIKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT , MOUNT A CO2 DETECTOR , LAY MORE CARPET TILE IN OUR 2ND FLOOR PATIO AREA , CLEANED SOME CABINETS , FIXED A BROKEN KITCHEN CABINET SHELF , TESTED SOME NEW KEYS , CLEANED , TRASHED , & ORGANIZED AN OVERFLOWING TOY CHEST , WIPED DOWN DOOR SCREENS , TOTALLY MACGYVERED A 2ND FLOOR SCREEN DOOR , AND OTHER STUFF I CAN'T REMEMBER.

  MACGYVERING A SCREEN DOOR - HAVE TO TELL THIS................OUR 2ND FLOOR PATIO SCREEN DOOR HAS BEEN SLIDING OFF ITS RAIL FOR YEARS. I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING RE-MOUNTING IT AND USING WD40 FOR A LONG TIME.  WELL TODAY , I SPENT OVER AN HOUR FIXING THIS PROBLEM. IT TOOK ME 4 TRIES BUT I ENDED UP MAKING IT WORK 10 TIMES BETTER. USING SPRINGS THAT LOOK LIKE TRUCK LEAFS ( METAL SHAPED LIKE A 1/2 MOON ) I PREDRILLED THEM AND MOUNTED 2 TO THE TOP OF THE SCREEN DOOR. THE SPRINGS WOULD FORCE THE DOOR DOWN ON THE GLIDE RAIL. IT TOOK SOME MANEUVERING AND WD40 BUT IT WORKED REALLY NICE.

   YESTERDAY I TOOK A WALK TOWARDS THE PIERS. TODAY I WALKED TOWARD STONE HARBOR. IT WAS NICE TO RE-FAMILIARIZE MYSELF WITH THE AREA AND THE NEW CONSTRUCTION LIKE DECKS, GAZEBOS, AND SAND MOUNDS.  I PICKED UP MORE SEA SHELLS FOR OUR GARDENS AT HOME. I ALSO TALKED TO SOME FISHERMEN WHO WERE ONLY CATCHING SAND SHARKS AND SKATES WHICH I GOT TO SEE.

   I AM GLAD I AM HERE BUT NOT SO GLAD BECAUSE WHEELS AND KIDS ARE NOT. OUR CONDO IS RENTED FROM JUNE 6TH TO SEPTEMBER 6TH SO ENJOYING ANYTIME BEFORE THOSE DATES IS A MUST.

   AFTER WALKING I ENJOYED SOME BROCCOLI WITH CHEESE AND HUMMUS AND WHEAT CHIPS.......SO DAMN GOOD. ISO DID NOT WANT TO GO TO THE BAR CASEY'S ON THE 3RD FOR RIBS AN DA BEER. ANYWAY , I ALSO HAD SMALL GLASSES OF WINE.....REAL SMALL.  I WATCHED THE PHILLIES BOUNCE BACK TO WIN 4 -0 AND TAKE THE SERIES FROM THE BRAVES FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL YEAR. IN THIS SHORT SEASON WE HAVE PLAYED THE BRAVES 40 TIMES.....YEAH MLB SCHEDULERS MIGHT WANT TO RE-THINK THIS NEXT YEAR.  WATCHED CAPITALS GET INTO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS. I KINDA WANTED THEM TO WIN AND I ALSO WANTED VEGAS TO HAVE HOME ICE IN THE STANLY CUP........IT MAY HELP IT BE A BETTER SERIES. I ALSO WATCHED LEBRON LOSE TO THE CELTICS. CAVS ARE DOWN 3 - 2.....HOME TEAMS KEEP WINNING.

  NEW NFL RULE - YOU MUST STAND DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. IF NOT , THE TEAM WILL BE FINED. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO STAND THE PLAYER CAN STAY IN THE LOCKER ROOM.

   HEAD TO BED LATE NIGHT AND TRIED THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM FOR THE FIRST TIME.

   I PUT A BAND TOGETHER WITH ME BEING THE LEAD SINGER AND THE GUYS FROM POWERCHUCK. THEY PLAYED THE NAIL MANY TIMES ALONG WITH WHEELSTOCK SO WE GET ALONG GREAT. I ALSO WROTE A SONG WITH THEM CALLED " SHE'S JUST A LITTLE GIRL ".  TODAY WE HAD AN AUDITION AT 7:30AM IN WEST CHESTER. WE WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE VERY EARLY AUDITION BUT IT WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF WE WERE PICKED A VERY LARGE CLUB WOULD LET US BE THERE HOUSE BAND EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT. I PICKED 2 ZEPPELIN SONGS FOR OUR AUDITION. WE ARRIVE AT A LOADING DOCK TO UNLOAD OUR STUFF. THERE IS A GUY SITTING ON THE EDGE KICKING HIS FEET AND HOLDING A GUITAR. I ASK ," HEY , WHAT'S GOING ON ? " THE GUY RESPONDS , " I AM THE FIRST ACT TO AUDITION AT 7AM AND NO ONE IS HERE. "  I REPLY , " WAIT , I THOUGHT THIS WAS ONLY BANDS AUDITIONING ? "  THE GUY JUST SHRUGS HIS SHOULDERS AND I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE BEEN DUPED INTO A FAKE AUDITION. NO ONE IS AROUND AND THE WAREHOUSE I WALK INTO IS COMPLETELY EMPTY...............dream ends.

      THURSDAY        5 - 24 - 18

  NOW I REMEMBER...............DAMN IT.

  DID SLEEP BETTER IN UPSTAIRS BEDROOM.

  MET WITH A CONTRACTOR AND AN ARCHITECT AND 2 FELLOW UNIT OWNERS.  THEY WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO REPLACE OUR STUCCO IN OUR 2ND FLOOR PATIO / STORAGE AREA. I WAITED ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND THAN SPOKE , " JUST STRIP IT OUT WITH 1 X 3 'S ".  YEP......SOLVED THE PROBLEM IN 3 SECONDS.  APPARENTLY , THE CONTRACTOR WE'RE GIVING A 1/4 MILLION DOLLARS TO HAS DONE THIS MANY TIMES.

  PICKING COLORS - A RAILROAD OF EMAILS ARE COMING IN OVER WHAT COLOR OUR CONDOMINIUM SHOULD BE. I MET WITH A VERY COOL UNIT OWNERS FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. THIS COUPLE PUT ALOT OF HOURS IN WORKING ON THIS GAME PLAN TO RE-DO THE BUILDING EXTERIOR......A TON. I HUNG WITH THEM AND THE COLOR OF BLUE / GREY IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.  WE ARE THE ONLY NON COMMERCIAL BEACH FRONT CONDOMINIUM IN ALL OF WILDWOOD. NOW , WITH THIS NEW COLOR AND OUR NORTH WILDWOOD PLACE WILL POP WITH THIS COLOR.....FROM WHAT THE UNIT OWNER SAID. THEY ALSO TOLD ME 2 REALTORS , 3 CONTRACTORS , AND THE ARCHITECT DID THIS WORK WILL INCREASE THE VALUE THEY WAY IT  WAS 10 YEARS AGO. THE UNIT OWNER JOKED AND SAID 2 BLOCKS AWAY THEY WERE CHARGING A $1,000 FOR A WEEKEND. HE SCUFFED AND SAID THAT IS WAY TOO MUCH.......$500 A NIGHT. HE HAS A POINT BUT MAN IT BE NICE TO SEE THE PRICES RETURN IN 3 - 5 YEARS.

  I TALKED TO AN ARCHITECT PRIVATELY AS HE GOT INTO HIS CAR. I SAID , " OUT OF THE 12 UNITS HERE , WE ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN OCEAN VIEW FROM A PATIO. THERE ARE 50 GOOD LITTLE THINGS ABOUT OUR CONDO BUT THIS ONE BIG ONE HAS BEEN ON MY MIND FOR A LONG TIME. " WE TALKED. HE HAD ZERO SOLUTIONS. I HAD IDEAS. HE SHOT THEM ALL DOWN..............I KNEW WHAT HE WOULD SAY AND THERE IS NOT A DAY AT THE BEACH I DON'T THINK WHY THE HELL DID THIS SUBJECT NEVER COME UP BEFORE WE BOUGHT THE PLACE ? THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF IS ..............THIS IS THE ONLY COMPLEX THAT IS OCEANFRONT IN ALL OF NORTH WILDWOOD , WILDWOOD CREST , AND CENTER WILDWOOD. WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING NOT TO INCORPORATE THIS INTO THE BIG PICTURE ?

  BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST STUFF. OF COURSE , A NOSY NEIGHBOR WHO ALWAYS SPEAKS NEGATIVELY ASKED WHY I AM LAYING CARPET TILE DOWN IN THE OUTDOOR PATIO WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS BEING DONE AND HOW WILL I REMEMBER THEM ALL ?  I TOLD THEM THE TILES WERE NUMBERED. THEY REALLY AREN'T BUT THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT OF WAS FOGHORN LEGHORN'S QUOTE WHEN HIS FEATHERS GET BLOWN OFF.........." FORTUNATELY , I KEEP MY FEATHERS NUMBERS FOR JUST SUCH AN EMERGENCY. " I ALSO TOLD HIM WE HAVE A WHOLE SUMMER TO GO THROUGH AND THESE CARPET TILES WILL HELP PREVENT TRACKING IN BLACK SOOT / SAND / DIRT INTO OUR CONDO AND IT'S NEW CARPETING.

  OH , ANGRY NEIGHBOR ASKED , " A UNIT OWNER COULD NOT GET IN TO YOUR PLACE LAST WEEK TO ACCESS YOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND FOR THE FIREMEN TO INSPECT THE HOME FOR CO2 AND SMOKE ALARMS. " AGAIN , INSTANT ANSWERS OF , " YEP , I LET HIM USE OUR KEY BOX BETWEEN THE FRONT DOORS , I CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO UPDATE THEM , AND I GAVE THE UNIT OWNER NEW KEYS SINCE WE CHANGED THE LOCKS."  UGH.......I ACTUALLY GO OUT OUR FRONT DOOR AND WALK THROUGH AN ALLEY TO AVOID CONVERSATION.  I WANTED TO ASK THE WIFE , " FOR ONE DAY WRITE DOWN ALL NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE STATEMENTS HE SAYS. I BET IT BE 200 - 0. "   ALL THE OTHER OWNERS ARE SUPER SUPER OVER THE TOP COOL. JESUS THERE IS ALWAYS ONE !!

  I DID CHECK OUT A UNIT OWNER'S KITCHEN. WE WERE TALKING OUTSIDE AND I ASKED IF I COULD SEE HIS CONDO. HE LOVED OUR NEW KITCHEN BIG TIME AND THIS GUY WAS A CABINET MAKER. WE TALKED FOR AWHILE AND THEY TOLD ME MY FAVORITE BAR " CASEY'S ON THE 3RD " SOLD AND WILL NOW BE CALLED " NORTH END ". I DID NOT TELL THEM THEIR FAVORITE BAR " WESTYS " HAS SOLD TOO. ANYWAY , I LIKED WHAT THEY SAID WHEN I LEFT , " ANY TIME YOU WANT TO STOP OVER FOR A DRINK ....PLEASE DO. " MY KINDA PEOPLE.

  BACK TO OUR CONDO TO CONTINUE PROJECTS. I TRIED FIXING 3 WATCHES BUT ONLY ONE GOT REPAIRED. I WAS GOING TO SPRAY INSECTICIDE ON THE EDGES OF THE BASEBOARD BUT FOUND OUT A RENTER WOULD LIKE TO COME IN TONIGHT. I HALTED THAT PROJECT BUT CAME UP WITH AN EQUAL PLAN........I SPRAYED ALL EXTERIOR PARTS LIKE WINDOWS , DOORS , AND SUCH.

  I TESTED OUR SMART TV IN THE MAIN ROOM FOR ITS CAPABILITIES FOR GETTING THE INTERNET LIKE YOUTUBE , NETFLIX , FACEBOOK , AND MORE. THE LAST TECH FIXED THIS 6 YEAR PROBLEM. WELL , TECHNICALLY IT WAS A NICE FEMALE VERIZON TECH OVER THE PHONE WHO FIGURED IT OUT. ANYWAY , NETFLIX CAME RIGHT ON AND IT IS A NICE SMALL LUXURY TO HAVE. THE FIRST SHOW THAT POPPED UP WAS " THE WALKING DEAD ". I DECIDED TO GIVE IT A SHOT AS A TEST. 4 EPISODES LATER I WAS HOOKED.  I HAVE A HUGE ISSUE WITH THE ACTORS MIMICKING DEAD PEOPLE BUT BESIDES THAT I DO LIKE THE  MAIN CHARACTERS AND PLOT SO FAR.

  MAKE ANOTHER TURKEY SANDWICH ON TOASTED WHEAT WITH CHEESE WITH SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE HUMMUS INSTEAD OF MAYONNAISE. AGAIN. DON'T KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU TRIED IT. IF YOU LIKE HUMMUS IT IS EXCELLENT. IF YOU DON'T.....IT WILL BLOW. I ALSO MADE A SMOOTHIE WITH STRAWBERRIES , BANANA , ALMOND MILK , CHIPPED ICE, PEACHES , AND BERRIES. THIS WAS MY BREAKFAST / LUNCH. FOR DINNER I HAD RAISIN BRAN CEREAL WITH ALMOND MILK ALONG WITH AN 8 OUNCE SUNNY D ORANGE JUICE. MAN EATING HEALTHY ROCKS !! I HAD NO BOOZE TONIGHT.

  A LARGE CANCER BENEFIT SHOW THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE NAIL.

  TIME TO TAKE A WALK. I HEAD TO THE BEACH AND THE VACATIONERS ARE STARTING TO MOVE IN. ALL WEEK THE BEACH MIGHT OF HAD 30 PEOPLE ON IT IN EITHER DIRECTION FOR A S FAR AS YOUR EYES COULD SEE. TODAY.....100'S FLOCKED THE SAND AND I FELT INADEQUATE. THE HIGH SCHOOLER AND COLLEGE KIDS WERE POURING IN......EVERY ONE OF THEM SINGING , DANCING , PLAYING , LISTENING TO MUSIC , DRINKING , SMOKING ALITTLE , AND HAVING FUN. I STOPPED STARING AT ALL THE ASS THAT IS HERE WHEN I SAW ONE BEAUTIFUL GIRL WHO WAS MY TYPE........WEARING A BLACK G-STRING , HAS A COOL THIGH TATTOO ( I FIGURE TATTOOS = AWESOME SEX )  , DRINKING  A BEER , AND THROWING A FOOTBALL LIKE A QUARTERBACK. I SAID TO MYSELF AS I WALKED BY ALL FAT AND BALDLESS , " MAN, THAT IS MY TYPE OF CHICK. " I HEARD GIGGLING WHEN I TRIED TO PICK UP A CLAM SHELL TO TAKE HOME FOR OUR GARDEN. I LOOK LIKE A GIRAFFE DRINKING WATER.  IT'S A HORRIBLE SIGHT. I FELT LIKE RUNNING INTO THE WATER LIKE HIPPOS DO TO HIDE.

  OH , PEOPLE WERE IN THE OCEAN. WATER WAS ACTUALLY KINDA NICE.

  I WALKED FOR AN HOUR AND IT IS REAL EASY TO DO ON THE BEACH WITH PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER. THE YOUNG KIDS THAT FLOCKED DOWN ARE ALL IN PERFECT SHAPE. I WALK BY 2 GUYS HAVING A CATCH WITH A WIFFLE BALL. 2 SMOKING HOT GIRLS IN YELLOW BIKINIS ARE SITTING WATCHING THEM AND DRINKING MILLER LITES. THE GUY LOOKS AT ME AND WAVES THE BALL LIKE A BABY'S RATTLE AND SAYS " EH ? ". THIS MEANS HE WANTS TO THROW THE BALL TO ME.  I REPLY , FROM ABOUT 40 FEET AWAY , " THROW IT AS HARD AS YOU CAN. " THE KID GUNS IT AND I CATCH IT WITH ONE OUT STRETCHED HAND..........I AM THE MAN !! I AM IN MY ELEMENT....SPORTS. ONE GIRL STARTS CHANTING " E !! , A !! , G !! , L !! , E !! , S !! ....EAGLES !!!! ".......SINCE I WAS WEARING AN EAGLES JERSEY.  I FELT AWESOME !! AND I STILL HAVE GREAT REFLEXES. I FEEL SO GOOD I COULD ALMOST ASK TO GO HANG WITH THESE YOUNG HOT KIDS. I AM AT AN ALL TIME HIGH OF FEELING GREAT. THE GUY SEEMS VERY IMPRESSED I CAUGHT IT. HE HAS NO IDEA I WAS A LEGEND IN ALL GAMES. EVERY SPORT I WAS AN ALL STAR. IF HE ONLY KNEW I WAS A " THE MAN ".  THE YOUNG GUY GESTURES TO THROW THE BALL BACK TO HIM.  I FLOAT THE BALL BACK SLOWLY AND USE A SIDE / UNDER ARM THROW  LIKE A 6TH GRADE CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRL SINCE I HAVE A BAD ROTATOR CUFF. THE WIND CATCHES IT AND ..............HITS ONE OF THE GIRLS IN THE YELLOW BIKINI RIGHT IN THE HEAD.  IT WAS THE LOWEST POINT OF MY LIFE AS I HEARD , " JESUS MAN ". BACK TO BEING FAT AND WALKING BY MYSELF WITH THE SEA GULLS LAUGHING AT ME.

  RETURN TO THE CONDO DISHEARTENED AND HUMILIATED I FINISH MY LAST THING ON THE PUNCH LIST....INSTALL A VCR / DVD PLAYER IN THE MAIN ROOM BY USING A QUICK CONNECT & DISCONNECT METHOD. WITHIN 5 MINUTES , I DETERMINE " RENTERS " WILL NEVER FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THIS.  BUT , I WANTED TO WATCH A DVD THAT SAID " JACK S. " I COULD NOT REMEMBER WHAT THIS WAS AND I EVEN THOUGHT , " MAN , WOULDN'T THIS BE AWESOME IF THIS WAS THE LONG LOST BIRTHDAY TAPE I MADE FOR MY FATHER-IN-LAW 30 YEARS AGO ? " I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR IT FOR OVER 20 YEARS.  IT IS CRUSHING I CAN NOT FIND IT. ANYWAY , I AM GLAD I WENT TO WATCH IT IN THE KID'S BUNK BED ROOM BECAUSE A RENTER MIXED OUR WIRES (  I FIGURE USING X-BOX OR Wii ) AND I TROUBLE SHOT IT PRETTY FAST.  THIS IS A GOOD FIX SINCE RENTERS ARE COMING IN TONIGHT AND ALL SUMMER. I WOULD OF NEVER FIXED THIS PROBLEM IF I DID NOT WATCH THE DVD.

  I WATCHED THE DVD AND QUICKLY REALIZE WHAT IT IS...........A TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER-IN-LAW WHEN HE PASSED. IT WAS TONS OF FAMILY , FRIEND , AND WORK PICTURES WITH SONGS PLAYING IN THE BACK GROUND LIKE JOHNNY CASH AND SATCHMO. IT ONLY TOOK SECONDS FOR ME TO BECOME MELANCHOLY AND I WATCHED IT TWICE.  ONE NICE PICTURE OF WHEELS , ME , AND THE KIDS I FROZE ON THE TV. I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK SAYING " WHERE DOES THE TIME GO ? " THE PICTURE HAD TO BE 10 - 12 YEARS AGO. THE KIDS WERE SMALL AND ADORABLE. MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS COMMENTED ON THE FACEBOOK POST. IT WAS GOOD TO REMEMBER AGAIN UNTIL ONE BROTHER POSTED , " WHERE DID ALL YOUR HAIR GO ? "

  I LOADED UP AND PREPPED FOR HEADING HOME. I HAD TO STOP AT THE AIRPORT TO GET WHEELS COMING IN FROM FLORIDA.  I WAS 30 MINUTES LATE AND TOTALLY TIMED IT WRONG. MOST OF THE TIMES I AM SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY WAITING FOR 15 - 30 MINUTES. THIS TIME......BLOW.

  I PREPPED MY GPS BEFORE I LEFT SO WHEN AT THE AIRPORT WE COULD TAKE A 7 MINUTE RIDE AND GET THE VAN AT MECHANIC CHI'S SHOP....BROTHER OF MECHANIC CHU. THE GPS MESSES UP AND I DID NOT USE MY INSTINCTS AND GO OVER A BRIDGE. AT THE STADIUMS I TURN AROUND. ANOTHER 10 MINUTES LOST.

  WE GET TO THE MECHANIC'S SHOP AND THE VAN IS OUT FRONT. THE KEY WAS SUPPOSE TO BE UNDER A FLOOR MAT....IT WASN'T. I PANICKED FOR A MINUTE AND FOUND IT UNDER THE SEAT. WHAT MADE ME PANIC MORE WAS THE DOOR BELL CHIMED WHEN I OPENED THE DRIVER'S DOOR. THIS MEANS THE KEY WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE IGNITION TOO FAR BACK.....OR........IT WAS LEFT ON. THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE TWICE. BOTH TIMES I HAD TO GET A NEW BATTERY. I FIGURED THERE WAS NO WAY THE VAN WAS STARTING.  I CLIMBED IN AND IT STARTED.

  WHEELS FOLLOWS ME AND WE JUST NEED TO GET BACK TO 95. AT 9:30PM THIS CRAP AREA WAS ABSOLUTELY PACKED WITH PEOPLE AND CARS. ALL OVER THE FUCKING PLACE WERE CARS AND LONG FUCKING TRAFFIC LIGHTS. WE TALKED ON THE CELL PHONE AFTER I MADE ANOTHER WRONG TURN. THIS COST US ANOTHER 10 MINUTES. FINALLY ON THE BLUE ROUTE WHERE WHEELS DRIVES HOME AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

  ON A GOOD NOTE - THE VAN DROVE VERY GOOD. THE ENGINE LIGHT THAT WAS ON FOR OVER 12 YEARS AND " FIXED " BY OUR LOCAL MECHANIC DID NOT GO ON......12 YEARS. ALSO , THE $1500+ BILL BY OUR LOCAL MECHANIC WAS $550 BY MECHANIC CHI.....HITE !!

  I DID A TEST START OF THE VAN FRIDAY MORNING TO MAKE SURE THE BATTERY WAS OKAY.

  AT THE NAIL I TALK TO MY KID AND LET HER ROLL OUT. IT WAS A SLOW NIGHT AND I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. I GET PEOPLE THAT CALL ME FOR AN OPEN MIC AND THEY DO NOT SHOW UP. WE HAVE A REALLY COOL HOST AND I FELT BAD. BY 12 MIDNIGHT WE WERE WRAPPING IT UP. BY 12:15 I WAS IN BED.

   FRIDAY         5 - 25 - 18

   FAMILY DAY...........IT WAS SUPER NICE WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER.

   TAKE A RIDE ON THE MOTORCYCLE WITH MY YOUNGEST. ABSOLUTELY PICTURE PERFECT DAY AGAIN.  WE RIDE TO A BANK WHERE WE DROP OFF AND PICK UP DOCUMENTS AND MEET A PUPPY. I INTRODUCED OUR KID TO SEVERAL EMPLOYEES I KNOW THERE. THEY WERE ALL VERY POLITE. I THOUGHT IT WAS SUPER COOL THAT 3 EMPLOYEES CAME TO US. AS SOON AS WE GOT TO AN OFFICE THEY WERE IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. THAN , ALL 3 CAME OUT TO GREET US IMMEDIATELY........I FELT LIKE  THORNTON MELON ( ONLY FEW WILL KNOW THAT JOKE )

  NEXT , TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. 

  FINAL LOCATION....MCDONALDS. I PARKED THE BIKE IN THE SHADE WHILE MY YOUNGEST WENT INSIDE TO GET HER FRENCH FRIES.  THE PLACE WAS PACKED AND I ENJOYED BEING WITH HER AND RIDING. BACK HOME WE CHILL.

  WHEELS AND YOUNGEST HEAD TO ST. JOES UNIVERSITY TOUR. OVERALL , THEY REALLY LIKED IT AND HAD A VERY GOOD STUDENT TOUR GUIDE.

   PUT THE RABBIT OUTSIDE PLEASE....MY YOUNGEST  DID. MAN , DID THAT RABBIT ENJOY 9 HOURS OF OUTSIDE TIME.

   I ORDER A NEW REFRIGERATOR FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. MAN WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THE OLD ONE THERE FOR 20 YEARS.......WELL , THE LAST 5 YEARS.  NOW , SOMEONE NEEDS TO GO THE HOUSE TO MEET THE DELIVERY MEN AND STAY ALL WEEK.

   DAMN.....WOULD OF BEEN A NICE JULY 4TH VACATION.  WHEELS AND I ARE INVITED TO A PITTSBURGH PIRATE GAME. THEY WILL BE PLAYING THE PHILLIES. WE THOUGHT.....USE THE TIME SHARE. RIGHT IN THE HEART OF PITTSBURGH AND ON THE RIVER JUST MINUTES TO THE NEW STADIUM IS ONE OF OUR TIME SHARE HOTELS.....BRAND NEW AND BEAUTIFUL. I GO ON-LINE TO CHECK THE DATES WE WANT.................ANNNNNNNND BOOKED FOR A SOLID 7 MONTHS........BLOW.  THE ONLY THING I THOUGHT WAS FLYERS HOCKEY NEXT YEAR AGAINST THE PENGUINS ?........HMMMMM.

   I AM OFFICIALLY HOOKED ON " THE WALKING DEAD ".  YEP , NOT A FAN OF THE ZOMBIE THING BUT STORY LINE AND ACTORS ARE VERY GOOD.  THE CLIFF HANGERS ARE EXCELLENT TOO.  MY ELDEST & I FINISHED SEASON 1 WHICH IS ONLY 6 EPISODES THAN I TEXTED MY BROTHER. I ASKED IF IT IS STAYS GOOD. HE TEXTED BACK , " IT GETS BETTER EVERY SEASON. ".  THERE ARE 8 SEASONS UNTIL PRESENT AND THIS SHOW IS STILL GOING.

  TAKE A WALK WITH MY ELDEST TO THE NEW PARK JUST A BLOCK OR SO FROM US. THEY SPENT OVER 8 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE RE-MODEL AND IT LOOKS VERY GOOD. MY FAVORITE SECTIONS WERE THE NEW " RAIN PONDS " , DEDICATION STATUES & FLAGS TO OUR LOCAL & ALL FALLEN SOLDIERS , NEW MUSIC OUTDOOR STAGE , TENNIS COURTS , BBQ AREAS , AND MORE.  IT REALLY CAME OUT NICE AND I LOVE THIS LOCATION WE ARE IN.

  BACK HOME WE HAVE DINNER OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO WITH THE PUP AND RABBIT. THE FOUR OF US CHILLED AND PLAYED CARDS UNDER THE UMBRELLA WITH A WONDERFUL BREEZE.

  FAMILY COMES OVER AND WE HAVE A 2ND DINNER. I ONLY HAD SALAD. I DRANK ONLY WINE AND STARED AT WHEELS' BRANDY LIKE GRANDPA SIMPSON.  I SET UP A 2ND UMBRELLA AND ALL OF US SAT AT A 10 PERSON TABLE. AGAIN , IT WAS NICE.  THE KIDS TOOK A RUN TO RITA'S WATER ICE. 

  WHEELS AND I ALSO FIND OUT WE WILL BE GOING TO AN EAGLES / JAMES TAYLOR CONCERT , A PITTSBURGH / PHILLIES GAME IN PITTSBURGH , AND A PHILLIES GAME THIS SUNDAY. YEP...........IT'S WHO YOU KNOW OR MARRY INTO.

  TONIGHT I WILL BE AT THE NAIL FOR A SPECIAL FUND RAISER SHOW TO A FRIEND WHO HAS FALLEN TO CANCER.  6 BANDS STARTING AT 6:30PM.

  WATCH THE PHILLIES SUCK US IN LIKE ALL DAMN PHILLY TEAMS DO ( EXCEPT OUR EAGLES ).  DOWN 6 - 1 THEY MOUNT A COMEBACK TO MAKE IT 6 - 5. THEY TOTALLY DESERVED TO LOSE BECAUSE AT ONE POINT IT WAS 6 -1  AND WE ONLY HAD ONE HIT......A FRIGGIN' HOME RUN BY THE PITCHER. ANYWAY, 9TH INNING , WITH MEN ON 2ND & 3RD WITH ONE OUT AND THE PHILLIES COULD NOT GET THE TYING RUN ACROSS. OUR SUPER STAR HERRERA , WHO LEADS THE LEAD IN BATTING ,SHIT THE BED IN HIS LAST 2 AT BATS.......BLOW......TRADE HIM. MY SUPERSTITIONS WORKED PERFECTLY UNTIL MY NEPHEW REVERSED IT. I WON'T GET INTO IT BUT I BLAME HIM FOR THE LOSS AND NON-COMEBACK.

  LEBRON AND CAVS WIN AND TIES SERIES TO FORCE A GAME 7. LEBRON HAS BEEN IN EVERY NBA CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 2010........DAMN.

   FAMILY ROLLS OUT AROUND 10:15PM AND I AM TIRED. I HEAD TO BED WITH NO BEER OR BRANDY AGAIN. I DID HAVE SEVERAL GLASSES OF WINE..........BLOW. OH , I GLARED AT WHEELS EVERY TIME SHE REFILLED HER BRANDY GLASS.

   WHEELS AND I HAVE DINNER WITH MY PARENTS. WE STOP AT A DIVE BAR WE DID NOT KNOW. AS SOON AS WE ENTER WE SEE A LARGE TABLE WITH ALL ROUGH GUYS SMOKING AND PLAYING POKER. I ACTUALLY THINK OF GETTING IN ON THE GAME.....BUT THE GUYS LOOK PRETTY SERIOUS AND TOUGH AND PLUS I AM WITH MY PARENTS. WE GO AROUND A WALL AND SIT AT A LARGE PICNIC STYLE TABLE WITH OTHER PEOPLE.  ONE GUY IS EYEING US AND KNOWS WE ARE FIRST TIMERS. HE SAYS SOMETHING DEROGATORY TO MY MOM. I SAY , " LISTEN SLIM ( HE LOOKED LIKE AN OLD BARTENDER FROM THE NAIL ) , I AM NOT IN THE BEST MOOD SO PLEASE DO NOT GO DOWN THIS ROAD. "  HE SCUFFS AND TFFTS AT ME AND MY MOM SAYS SHE HAS TO USE THE BATHROOM. NOT 15 SECONDS AFTER SHE LEAVES THE TABLE WE HEAR A LOUD SMASH OF PLATES AND GLASSES. MY MOM KNOCKED INTO A WAITRESS AND MADE HER SPILL A FULL TRAY OF FOOD AND DRINKS.  " SLIM " SAYS , " I KNEW YOU FOLK WERE DUMB , BUT THAT DUMB SO FAST. "  I TURN TO " SLIM " WITH PURE EVIL AND CODE RED IN MY EYES AND WHISPER TO HIM LIKE CLINT EASTWOOD , " SLIM......I AM GOING OUTSIDE. COME MEET ME. "

  CONTINUED - I TELL MY DAD , " LET'S ROLL OUT ". HE AGREES AND WHEELS TELLS MY MOM WHO IS STILL IN THE BATHROOM.  I MOVE MY VAN FROM A FAR PARKING LOT CLOSER TO THE BAR. APPARENTLY , THE BAR CALLED THE COPS AND WANT MY MOM TO PAY FOR ALL THE BROKEN STUFF. I TELL ME DAD , " C'MON DAD , GET IN THE CAR. ". NOW HE ALWAYS SITS IN THE FRONT BUT DECIDES TO GET IN THE BACK SEAT AREA. I YELL , " DAD , GET IN THE FRONT AND LET THE GIRLS GET IN THE BACK. " HE BEGINS TO CLIMB OVER THE FRONT SEAT WITH HIS CANE AND I YELL , " DAD , WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING ? GET OUT AND GO AROUND. " HE BACKS OUT AND BEGINS CLIMBING ON THE ROOF TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE VAN TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE FRONT PASSENGER DOOR. AGAIN , I SAY , " DAD , FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS WHAT ARE YOU DONG ?  GET DOWN AND WALK AROUND. " TO MY SURPRISE " SLIM " IS ACTUALLY HELPING HIM.  I YELL TO WHEELS TO LOOK FOR MY MOM AND GET IN AS SOON AS YOU SEE HER.  I SEE MY MOM COMING AND I FEEL A TOUCH ON MY FORE ARM.  MY YOUNGEST WOKE ME UP...................dream ends.

  TOMORROW I WILL TELL WHY MY YOUNGEST WOKE ME UP AT 7AM ON A SATURDAY.

    SATURDAY          5 - 26 - 18

  YOUNGEST WAKES ME UP AT 7AM. BY 7:30AM WE ARE AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE. THE KID IS HEADING TO A DIFFERENT SHORE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.....BETHANY BEACH.

   I RETURN HOME AND DO MY NORMAL STUFF.  WE ALSO GET A VISIT FROM A RENTER WHO I LENT A LAWN MOWER TOO. OF COURSE I HAVE 3 LAWN MOWERS AND I COULD ONLY GET ONE TO START. MOTHER-IN-LAW VISITS TO DROP OFF STUFF FOR MY BROTHER-IN-LAW WHO WE WILL BE VISITING.  MY BROTHER STOPS BY FOR AN HOUR................ALWAYS FUN.

  BACK AND FORTH WITH A CLEANER FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. WHEELS AND I REALLY LIKE HER BUT WE RAN INTO A SNAG ON HOW MANY CLEANS OVER THE LAST 3 MONTHS. WE WERE ONLY OFF 1 CLEAN SO NOT A BIG DEAL. I KEEP VERY STRICT BOOKS IS MY ONLY CONCERN. HOW I GOT OFF ONE CLEAN I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND ESPECIALLY SINCE I SAVE ALL MY TEXTS AND EMAILS. I COULD NOT FIND THE EXTRA CLEAN EVEN THOUGH WE THINK IT WAS MISSED. THIS TIME WE WILL PAY THE EXTRA MONEY.

   ELDEST AND I WATCH 3 MORE " THE WALKING DEAD " EPISODES. AGAIN , SO NOT INTO THE ZOMBIE THING BUT THE SHOW IS VERY GOOD. SOMETIMES I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD AT CERTAIN SITUATIONS LIKE A GROUP OF 6 IS WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS. EVERY ONE IS TOLD TO STAY VERY CLOSE. I MEAN WHEN DEAD PEOPLE ARE IN THE WOODS TOO THAN YOU SHOULD PROBABLY BE ..........I DON'T KNOW..........6 INCHES FROM EACH OTHER.  WELL , OF COURSE ONE HOT BLONDE CHICK GETS ATTACKED AND IT TOOK THE GROUP A RUN OF 75 YARDS TO GET TO HER AND A LADY ON A HORSE TO SAVE HER.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. IT IS EXTREMELY HARD TO BOOK BANDS ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS  LIKE MEMORIAL DAY AND LABOR DAY AND UNDERSTANDABLY. TONIGHT WE HAD 6 BANDS COME THROUGH FOR A FRIEND WHO HAS CANCER. THIS FUND RAISER STARTED BUSY AND STAYED BUSY ALL NIGHT. METAL BANDS UNITE BETTER THAN ANY OTHER GENRE OF MUSIC I HAVE EVER SEEN. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE FOR A FRIEND. WHEN BANDS UNITE..........IT MAKES ALL OF US BETTER.

  HARD TO GET PEOPLE OUT ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. I DROVE BY 2 LOCAL BARS 5 TIMES BIGGER THAN THE NAIL AND BOTH WERE CLOSED.

   PHILLIES WITH A GOOD WIN TO TAKE OVER FIRST PLACE.  TECHNICALLY WE WERE IN 1ST PLACE BY .003 PERCENTAGE POINTS BUT NOW WITH THIS WIN AND AN ATLANTA LOSS IT IS OFFICIAL WITHOUT PERCENTAGE POINTS.  THIS MAY BE SHORT LIVED AND THE MONTH OF JUNE WILL BE A TELL TALE SIGN IF THIS TEAM IS LEGIT. WHY ? AFTER THE NEXT SERIES , THE PHILLIES WILL PLAY ALL 1ST OR 2ND PLACE TEAMS FOR THE REST OF JUNE.

   WARRIORS TIE THEIR SERIES 3 - 3. THEY WERE DOWN 17 POINTS AFTER THE 1ST QUARTER. I MEAN HOUSTON  SCORED 39 POINTS IN JUST THE 1ST QUARTER. THEY WERE ON PACE TO SCORE 156 POINTS FOR THE GAME. BUT , AS SOME OF US HAVE SEEN GOLDEN STATE COMES BACK NO MATTER WHAT THE DEFICIT.  BY THE 4TH QUARTER THE WARRIORS TOOK THE LEAD AND WERE UP 30...........UNBELIEVABLE.

   TONIGHT ALL PEOPLE AND BANDS WERE VERY COOL. NOT ONE PROBLEM THAT I KNEW OF.

   MONDAY MORNING I WILL BE INTERVIEWED ON " DUFFIFIED "...... A VERY POPULAR PODCAST.

   ARRIVING AT THE NAIL EARLY AFTERNOON BY 11PM AT NIGHT MY LEGS WERE SPENT. IT IS JUST CONSTANT WALKING AND STANDING THE WHOLE TIME. I WAS ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED AND REALLY SLOW WALKED TO MY CAR. WHEN I SAT DOWN IT WAS BLISS. I WAS SO TIRED I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP ON A 3 1/2 MINUTE RIDE HOME.

  AT HOME I MADE VODKA / LIME SODA WATER / CRANBERRY ( SPLASH ) DRINKS WITH FRESH CUT LEMON AND LIME. I ALSO TOOK 3 ADVIL. MY SHOULDER WAS HURTING AGAIN.  I HUNG WITH WHEELS AND WE TALKED BUT WITHIN 45 MINUTES I WAS HEADING TO BED. WE DID WATCH SOME " FAMILY GUY ".....MAN THAT SHOW AND ITS WRITERS ARE SO EDGY. NO WONDER THEY ARE THE #1 SHOW WITH F.C.C. FINES AND LAW SUITES.

    SUNDAY         5 - 27 - 18

   IT FEELS LIKE A SATURDAY...........IT WAS A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT...........TO MESS WITH GIRLS.

   UP EARLY AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I SPENT ABOUT 90 MINUTES PREPPING FOR TONIGHT BUT RAN OUT OF TIME.  IT WAS A GOOD SATURDAY NIGHT WHICH IS SO RARE ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS.

   KIDS ARE VACATIONING SO WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE PHILLIES GAME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I POSTED SOME PICTURES AND MOST OF YOU KNOW THE DEAL......WE GET HOOKED UP BIG TIME.  I GOT TO SEE MATT STAIRS AND HASSLE JOHN KRUK A LITTLE. HE WALKED BY ME AND AFTER THE PHILLIES LOSS AND I SAID , " I REALLY EXPECTED A BETTER GAME CALL FROM YOU. " HE REPLIES , " AH MAN .....THERE'S ALWAYS ONE. "

   WE HAD A GOOD TIME PARTYING AND CHILLING OUT. THE PHILLIES UNFORTUNATELY LOST WHICH SUCKED BIG TIME.

  OH , THERE IS A CHANCE WE WILL BE INVITED TO A 98' AND 03' PLAYERS RE-UNION. THEY WILL BE IN " OUR " SUITE NEXT MONTH.  THAT WOULD BE PRETTY DAMN COOL.

   I ALSO TALKED TO ONE OF THE PRIMARY OWNERS WHICH I ALWAYS TRY TO DO EACH TIME I SEE HIM.

   HOOKED UP - TALKING TO A FAMILY MEMBER I LIKE TO VISIT. THE HUSBAND I MET BEFORE BUT NEVER REALLY HUNG OUT. WELL , HE LIKES TO DRINK AND HAVE FUN. WE LIKED EACH OTHER RIGHT AWAY. MY COUSIN IS A HIRE UP AT GREAT ADVENTURE AND OFFERED US TO CALL HER IF WE GO.  ONE HOOK UP IS THE V.I.P. TOUR  - A GUIDE BYPASSES EVERY LINE ON ANY RIDE ( ESPECIALLY ROLLER COASTERS ) AND THE HUSBAND SAID HE DID IT AND ROAD ROLLER COASTERS 57 TIMES IN ONE DAY. HE SAID HIS NECK HURT THE NEXT DAY. ON A NORMAL DAY YOU MAY RIDE 6 - 10 ROLLER COASTERS DUE TO 1 HOUR WAITING LINES. NOT SURE IF WE GET THAT TREATMENT BUT MAN I MAY DO IT.  THE SAFARI TOUR SOUNDS FUN TOO. PEOPLE ARE LOADED ON LARGE MILITARY VEHICLES AND DRIVEN THROUGH THE PARK. NO MORE DRIVING ON YOUR OWN LIKE WE DID 12 YEARS AGO. THEY ALSO HAVE A HUGE WATER PARK.

 TO THE NAIL WHERE I FINISH PREPPING AND TAKING STOCK ORDERS. AGAIN , A SUNDAY NIGHT ON A WEEKEND SHOULD BE VERY SLOW. 2 LOCAL BARS WERE CLOSED.....NOT US.  A NICE FUN CROWD AND I EVEN GOT VISITED FROM A BROTHER. HERE IS MY NIGHT OF MESSING WITH GIRLS :

  - THE GERMAN - A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GERMAN GIRL VACATIONING FROM GERMANY WITH HER BOYFRIEND. HE WAS A MUSIC PRODUCER / DJ AND SHE WAS A COLLEGE GRADUATE.  I PLAYED WITH HER ALL NIGHT. SHE ASK FOR A BEER AND I SAY , " WE DON'T SERVE GERMANS HERE. "  SHE WAS ADORABLE AND I ENJOYED TALKING TO HER. THEY WERE VISITING NEW YORK TOO AND CAME TO THE NAIL FOR A HIP HOP SHOW WITH A FRIEND. I WAS PUTTING TOGETHER A FOOD SCALE AND THE DIRECTIONS HAD 4 LANGUAGES. OF COURSE I PRETENDED THE DIRECTIONS WERE NOT IN ENGLISH SO I SHOWED HER THE GERMAN SECTION. I SHOWED HER THE BOOK AND ASKED , " IS THIS LANGUAGE IN GERMAN ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YES IT IS. YOU MEAN THERE IS NO ENGLISH ? " I REPLY , " YES. IF I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT WILL YOU TRANSLATE FOR ME ? " SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " ABSOLUTELY ".

  - THE DEAD HEAD - BLONDE IN A PONY TAIL WITH SHORT SHORTS AND A BASEBALL CAP. BLUES EYES WERE BURSTING AND SHE WAS FEELING GOOD. OUTSIDE SHE LIGHTS UP A SMOKE.  I DO MY NORMAL , " PLEASE USE THE 2 ASHTRAYS OR DISPENSER. " HER EYES LIGHT UP AND SAYS , " I WOULD NEVER LITTER. I AM A DEAD HEAD AND COULD NOT EVEN THINK OF LITTERING ON THE GROUND. " I REPLY , " I WILL BUY YOUR NEXT BEER. " SHE GIVES ME A HIGH FIVE. I LATER BOUGHT HER A PERPETUAL BEER. SHE ALSO TOLD ME HOW SHE CAN NOT FIND A GOOD MAN AND THAT ALL MEN THINK WITH THEIR PENISES. I AGREED AND SAY I OFTEN ASK MY WIFE THE SAME QUESTION " ALL MEN ARE ??? ...... " AND SHE REPLIES " SCUM ". ANYWAY , SHE TELLS ME ONE GUY WHO WAS GOOD LOOKING SO SHE DESCRIBED HER 1ST DATE AS " JUMPING HIS BONES LIKE A WILD CAT. " I TOLD HER , " YOU SHOULD START OUT A LITTLE MORE SLOWLY. " I LIKED HER.

  - MARRY ME - TOUGH BUT CUTE GIRL WHO WORE A SLINKY BLACK SHORT DRESS WITH BLACK CLOTH STRIPS GOING ACROSS HER BACK AND FRONT.  WE TALKED ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE SHE LIKE TO RENT ALONG WITH OTHER SUBJECTS LIKE THE HIP HOP HOST OF TONIGHT'S SHOW WHO IS HER BOYFRIEND / FATHER OF HER BABY. SHE IS A CUTE GIRL WITH A 19 MONTH KID. SHE IS HALF ITALIAN AND HALF GERMAN. SHE SAID THE GERMAN SIDE MAKES HER BITCHY. I TOLD HER IT MAKES HER " CONFIDENT ". SHE TOO BELIEVED THERE ARE NO GOOD MEN. SHE SAID I WAS HER TYPE. I SAID , " YOU WOULD BE MY TYPE TOO........40 YEARS AGO. ". SHE REPLIED , " OH C'MON YOU'RE NOT 65 YEARS OLD. " MY BROTHER SAID , " NOPE....HE'S 64. " SHE SPUN HER STOOL AROUND FROM ME.

 - YOU'RE BOTHERING ME - THIS GIRL WAS MY FAVORITE. SHE WAS FIGHTING THE WEIGHT THING LIKE ME BUT ADORABLE. ANYTHING SHE ASKED IT ALWAYS STARTED WITH , " I DON'T WANT TO BE A BOTHER......" SO , OF COURSE , I RESPOND , " MAN , YOU ARE REALLY BOTHERING ME. " THE GIRL WAS COOL AND EVEN OFFERED TO PAY THE COVER CHARGE AFTER GETTING IN FREE EARLIER. I MESSED WITH HER ALL NIGHT AND I LIKED HER. I TOLD HER SOME GHOST STORIES AND SHE WAS FASCINATED.

 - MY ELDEST - GOT A VERY NICE VISIT FROM MY KID AND SHE WANTED TO SWITCH CARS. SHE STOPPED AT THE NAIL AND IT WAS FUN TALKING WITH HER. OF COURSE HER UNCLE AND MYSELF RAZZED HER ABOUT PARTYING AND GOING TO THE BEACH OVER THE WEEKEND.  WE MADE HER LAUGH SEVERAL TIMES AND I ADORE THIS KID WHEN SHE SMILES. THE KID IS 10X MORE BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S SMILES.  ALL KIDS ARE ACTUALLY. 

  THE MUSIC CONTINUED ALL NIGHT AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL. MY ONE SUPER PET PEEVE IS SILENCE. I HATE SILENCE BETWEEN ACTS EVEN IF IT IS JUST FOR 5 SECONDS SO I TOOK THE MICROPHONE TO HELP OUT THE QUIET AS THE NEXT ACT WAS GETTING READY. I DID A STAND OUT ROUTINE FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND TOLD THE STORY OF ME HITTING A GIRL IN THE HEAD WITH A WIFFLE BALL.

  LEBRON AMAZES ME.......CAVS WIN GAME 7 IN BOSTON. CELTICS LOSE THEIR FIRST PLAYOFF GAME ( THEY WERE 10 -0 AT HOME ) AND TOTALLY SHIT THE BED. THIS IS SOMETHING A PHILLY TEAM WOULD DO. I WAS 50/50 ON WHO I WANTED TO WIN BUT I GUESS I LEANED TOWARDS CLEVELAND.

 THE NIGHT IS OVER AND MY BROTHER AND I HAVE A MARTINI. ACTUALLY , HE HAD 1 1/2 AND I HAD A 1/2. HE TOOK MINE WHEN HE FINISHED HIS FASTER.  HE NEVER BROKE CONVERSATION , JUST REACHED OVER , SWITCHED THE MARTINIS , AND KEPT TALKING....PRETTY SMOOTH. ANYWAY , WHEN THE DJ AND ARTISTS PACKED UP EVERY SINGLE ACT AND FAN SHOOK MY HAND AND SAID THANKS SO MUCH AND THEY WANT TO DO IT AGAIN. THEY HAD A GREAT TIME. THE FUNNY THING.......THEY ALL SHOOK MY BROTHER'S HAND THANKING HIM TOO.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND MY SHOULDER IS HURTING. I TRIED APPLYING A SHOULDER PAIN PATCH THAT WORKS FOR 12 HOURS. I WENT TO BED QUITE QUICKLY AND THE PATCH DID NOTHING. I WENT IN OUT OF SLEEPING ALL NIGHT WITH SOME GOOD DREAMS. I WAS ALSO AWAKENED AT 4AM TO LET MY ELDEST IN. I ALSO GOT UP AT 5AM TO LET THE DOG OUT. I FINALLY GOT UP AT 6AM AND TURNED OFF OUR A/C WHICH WAS SET AT 60 DEGREES. OUR UPSTAIRS WAS LIKE ICE AND I AM AFRAID WE MAY HAVE ANOTHER FROZEN RABBIT IN OUR FAMILY. TIME TO CALL MY BROTHER TO RESUSCITATE IT WITH A HAIR DRYER (TRUE STORY )

  DREAM - A MOLTEN LAVA MAN KEPT TELLING PEOPLE NOT TO TOUCH HIM. PEOPLE TOUCHED HIM AND LOST THEIR HANDS BECAUSE HE IS MADE OF MOLTEN LAVA. I JUST WATCHED AND HE SAID TO ME , " WHY WON'T THEY LISTEN ? " ANOTHER PERSON CAME UP AND TRIED TO SHAKE HIS HAND. THE PERSON'S HAND BURNS OFF AND THE MOLTEN GUY LOOKS AT ME AND SHRUGGS HIS SHOULDERS.

  DREAM - I AM WITH MY KIDS IN A PARK. I AM WORKING ON PUTTING TOGETHER A SMALL HOVER CRAFT TOY. I AM TOTALLY WATCHING WHAT I AM DOING ON THE GROUND. I NEVER LOOK UP AS MY ELDEST FRIENDS SIT AT THE PICNIC TABLE WITH MY KIDS. NOT 2 MINUTES LATER THE COPS SHOW UP AND BUST THE KIDS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUGS. NOW , MY KIDS AND I GET ARRESTED TOO BECAUSE THE POLICE THINK WE ARE A PART OF THE ALCOHOL AND DRUGS. I WHISPER TO MY KIDS , " WE MUST RUN. IF YOU GET CAUGHT WE MUST SAY WE DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER. PROMISE ME , YOU MUST SAY WE DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER OR THEY WILL FIND US. "  THE KIDS TAKE OFF AND GET AWAY. I START RUNNING AND RUN OUT OF BREATH WITHIN 50 YARDS. I GET CAUGHT.

  DREAM - TRYING TO ESCAPE I SEE A WINDOW BUT I AM TOO FAT TO FIT THROUGH IT.  I AM UP HIGH IN AN OLD CASTLE STYLE STRUCTURE. OUT THE WINDOW I CAN SEE WATER BUT I AM SUPER HIGH UP.

   DREAM - GETTING CHASED BY A ZOMBIE ( DAMNN WALKING DEAD SERIES ). BUT I AM AWAKENED BY MY CELL PHONE AT 4AM. MY ELDEST CALLED TO LET HER IN SINCE SHE WAS LOCKED OUT. I OPEN THE DOOR AND SAY , " YOU JUST WOKE ME UP FROM A WALKING DEAD DREAM. I WAS BEING CHASED BY A ZOMBIE. "

THEY SAY DREAMS LAST ONLY 5 - 8 SECONDS.

    MONDAY   5 - 28 - 18    ( MEMORIAL DAY )

   DOCTOR TOLD ME TO RELAX , SO WHO BETTER TO RELAX WITH THAN WHEELS.

    YOUNGEST TOOK 5 HOURS TO GET HOME FROM BETHANY BEACH.  USUALLY IT IS UNDER 2 HOURS. I TOLD THE KID , " NOW YOU HAVE LEARNED NEVER TO TRAVEL ON HOLIDAYS WITH THE WILDEBEEST. "

   ROLL TO THE NAIL TO DO THE BOOKS AND MAKE ORDER LISTS. WE WERE CLOSED TONIGHT.  BUT OVERALL THIS WAS A GOOD WEEKEND.

  DUFFIFIED PODCAST - I DID AN HOUR INTERVIEW WITH CHEF DUFFY. THIS GUY IS SLIGHTLY POPULAR THAN GOD. IT WAS FUN HASHING OLD MEMORIES AND TALKING ABOUT THE BAR BUSINESS. I EVEN HAD WHEELS GET ON TO SAY HELLO. THIS SHOW AVERAGES OVER 7200 DOWNLOADS EACH.

   BACK HOME I GIVE A LITTLE SCARE TO OUR ELDEST. BOTH WHEELS AND I WALK UPSTAIRS TO THE KID'S BEDROOM. I MEAN IT IS ONLY 12 NOON SO THE KID IS STILL SLEEPING. ANYWAY , SHE SEES US COME IN THE ROOM AND I SAY , " HEY...............MOM AND I NEED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT WE FOUND IN THE CAR WHEN YOU DROVE TO ATLANTIC CITY YESTERDAY. " I PAUSED AND WATCHED FOR A REACTION.  THE KID WAS PERPLEXED. THAN I SAID , " JUST KIDDING !! MOM AND I ARE OUTTA HERE AND JUST CAME UP TO HUG YOU GOOD BYE. " I JUMP ON THE BED AND HUG THE KID. SHE CALLS ME A NUDGE. I BRING THE RABBIT DOWN AND PUT IT IN OUR GARDEN.

   LOAD UP VAN AND WHEELS AND I ARE OUT OF HERE. A NICE RIDE AND WE TALK BUSINESS , FAMILY , RENTAL PROPERTIES , TRAVEL , AND MORE. WE STOP IN ALLENTOWN TO MEET UP WITH HER BROTHER. WE GO TO PIZZA HUT AND I ORDER A VEGGIE PAN PIZZA.  IT WAS THE LAST STYLE I ORDER ON THE MENU BUT IT WAS VERY GOOD.  I MUST ADMIT THEY ARE ONE OF THE BEST IN MAKING PIZZA.

   HEAD TO " THE HOUSE ". ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO BE. WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. WE TAKE A 45 MINUTE WALK IN THIS BEAUTIFUL QUIET AREA AND THE WEATHER IS NICE. 

   BACK HOME WE BREAK OUT THE FISHING RODS AND HEAD TO THE LAKE. IT WAS WONDERFUL JUST TO CHILL. WE HAD CHAIRS , A TABLE , SOME DRINKS , AND CAUGHT SOME SUNNIES.

   RETURN TO THE HOUSE AND MAKE A FULL PUNCH LIST. IT IS GROWING BY THE HOUR. ON AND OFF WE WATCH 3 " MATRIX " MOVIES.  ONLY ABOUT 30 MINUTES EACH TOTAL BETWEEN SPORTING COMMERCIALS. WE DID WATCH THE PHILLIES , NBA GAME 7 , AND OPENING 1ST GAME OF THE STANLEY CUP.

   MET WITH OUR CLEANER FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. BOTH WHEELS AND I LIKE HER.

   PHILLIES ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED AND BLOW A F'N 4 - 0 LEAD.  AN ERROR ON A POP UP WHERE 2ND BASEMEN HERNEDEZ LOST IT IN THE SUN CREATED THE WHOLE ONSLAUGHT OF RUNS. PHILLIES LOSE.....SICKENING HOW PHILLY TEAMS BLOW GAMES.

   NBA - FOR THE 2ND TIME IN A GAME 7 THE HOME TEAM LOST.  WARRIORS BEAT ROCKETS AND THEY WILL FACE LEBRON AND THE CAVALIERS IN THE FINALS............AGAIN.

   NHL - 1ST GAME OF STANLEY CUP GOES TO VEGAS 6 - 4 OVER CAPITALS. I DID LIKE THE PAGEANTRY AND " VEGAS" STYLE PRE-GAME. C'MON.....MADE IT A LITTLE FUN AND ENTERTAINING.  THIS GAME WAS HIGH PACED AND HIGH HITTING.

   HEAD TO BED AROUND 10PM. I SET UP MY ROOM AND WATCHED MORE TV UNTIL 10:30PM. THAN....SLEPT PRETTY GOOD UNTIL I HEARD A " TAPPING " SOUND AROUND 5:30AM.  A FRIGGIN LITTLE RED BIRD WHICH I THINK IS CALLED A " ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK " WAS HITTING OUR PATIO GLASS DOOR ON THE 2ND FLOOR. THE STUPID THING KEPT TAPPING THE DOOR TO GET IN. I FINALLY GET UP AT 6AM AND ANOTHER BIRD ( OR SAME ONE ) IS TAPPING ON THE FRONT DOOR ON THE 1ST FLOOR.

   TUESDAY          5 - 29 - 18

  IT'S NOT ALL FUN AND WORK......BUT IT IS ENJOYABLE.   MAYBE EVERY DAY SHOULD BE LIKE THIS.....LESS SO MUCH WORK.

   I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD BUT MY LITTLE BIRD FRIEND DID MAKE ANOTHER APPEARANCE TAPPING ON THE 2ND FLOOR PATIO DOOR.  THE RED BELLIED BIRD LATER HAD ANOTHER BIRD TAPPING TOO.......A YELLOW FINCH. I FIGURE THEY SEE A REFECTION IN THE GLASS AND THINK ," OH MAN , THERE'S ANOTHER BIRD LIKE ME I'M GONNA GET SOME ASS. " I ALSO FIGURED OUT WHY THERE WAS BIRD POOP ON THE DECK. I CLEANED IT ALL UP AND THE NEXT MORNING SOME MORE WAS THERE................AGAIN.

   WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME AND I BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I ENJOY THIS. HERE'S THE PROJECTS :

  - WIPE DOWN AN OUTSIDE GLASS TABLE.

  - CLEAN BIRD POOP OFF OUR AWNING'S FRONT TRIANGLE. I NOTICED IT WHEN I PULLED UP AND I HAD TO CLEAN IT UP..........BAD FIRST IMPRESSION FOR RENTERS.

  - WIPE DOWN DECK RAILINGS.

  - MOVE AN ASHCAN MY BROTHER AND HIS FRIENDS MOVED TO THE FRONT OF OUR DECK. IT HAD LONG BURNT METAL RODS IN IT ALONG WITH BIG ROCKS AND LOGS AROUND IT. I CAN'T SAY I WAS TOO HAPPY PUTTING EVERYTHING BACK TO NORMAL.

  - LEAF BLEW ( AND BOY IT NEEDED IT ) ENTIRE HOUSE STARTING AT THE TOP. THE HUGH ROOF WHICH I USED A LADDER TO GET TO. THAN THE AWNING , AND THAN THE DECK AND ALL CHAIRS. I ALSO SCRAPPED OUT SOME MOSS GROWING ON THE SHINGLES AND CLEANED OUT THE GUTTERS.

  - REMOVED AN ACCESS PANEL TO OUR CRAWL SPACE. I REMOVED A LAWN MOWER AND CUT THE LAWN. I WAS FEELING IT BY NOW.

  - TAKE A WALK TO THE LOCAL OFFICE TO PICK UP VEHICLE AND BULK TRASH PERMITS.

     VEHICLE PERMIT - EACH VEHICLE WE OWN NEEDS A WINDSHIELD STICKER FOR BEING IN THIS DEVELOPMENT.  WE NEEDED OUR REGISTRATION PAPERS SO I WALKED BACK TO OUR VAN AND THAN RETURNED TO THE OFFICE WITH IT. GOT A STICKER AND WE FOUND OUT WE CAN EMAIL THE OTHER TWO. I HAD MY DAUGHTER TAKE A PICTURE AND I WILL RETURN TOMORROW TO GET THE OTHER 2 STICKERS FOR OUR OTHER 2 CARS.

     BULK TRASH PERMIT - THIS IS KINDA IMPORTANT. THE ASSOCIATION PAYS FOR LARGE 40 YARD DUMPSTERS EVERY YEAR. THEY PLACE THEM FOR ONE WEEKEND ON THE BEACH EVERY JUNE. EACH HOME OWNER IS ALLOWED ONE VEHICLE OF TRASH.  THIS DATE IS COMING UP SOON SO WE GOT A PERMIT. I MUST RETURN HERE AGAIN TO GET RID OF AS MUCH OLD TRASH THAT I CAN. MOST OF IT IS IN OUR BASEMENT CRAWL SPACE.........LIKE WHEELSTOCK CARPETING.  SEE WHY I REALLY LIKE TO UTILIZE THIS FREE TRASH DAY?  IT LOOKS GOOD I AM GOING TO BORROW OUR CLEANER'S PICK UP TRUCK WHICH WOULD BE NICE. THIS JOB WAS ON MY PUNCH LIST FOR 2 YEARS. I MISSED LAST YEAR.

   - HORSE SHOE NAIL NEW DRIVEWAY LIGHTS. BY MISHAP I FOUND MY HORSESHOE NAILS THAT I WANTED TO USE WHEN I INSTALLED THE NEW LIGHTS SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. HEY , BETTER LATE THAN EVER. I DID HAVE TO SCARE AWAY A FAT LAZY SQUIRREL LAYING TOTALLY FLAT ON THE DRIVEWAY LIGHT'S RAILING.

   -  OH , I ALSO GOT 2018 POOL WRISTLETS THOUGH OUR DEVELOPMENT'S POOL IS OPENING LATE THIS SEASON DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. I WAS GLAD TO HEAR THE POOL WILL BE READY THIS FRIDAY.

   - WALKING TO THE OFFICE TWICE AND CUTTING THE LAWN I CERTAINLY GOT MY 45 MINUTES OF WALKING IN.........PROBABLY CLOSER TO 90 MINUTES.

   - USING THE LADDER AGAIN I REMOVED AN EMPTY BIRD NEST FROM ABOVE SOME OUTSIDE FLOOD LIGHTS. I ALSO USED THE LADDER INSIDE TO BALANCE A SQUEAKY CEILING FAN.....AND CLEAN IT.

   - BROKEN VACUUM - I DID NOT KNOW IT HAD NO POWER. I WAS THINKING A FULL BAG OR BROKEN BELT. OF COURSE , AT HOME I WAS HOLDING MY ELECTRICAL BOX WITH MY TESTERS IN IT. I PUT IT BACK IN THE GARAGE THINKING , " I WON'T NEED MY TESTERS. " WELL.....I DID.  SO I TOOK A RIDE TO THE HARDWARE STORE.   I HAD THE VACUUM IN 20 PIECES AND DECIDED TO DO THIS PROJECT TOMORROW.

   - TOTALLY CLEANED OUT THE BBQ AND EMPTIED THE " GREASE CATCH ". I ALSO USED THE LEAF BLOWER TO BLOW OUT ALL THE INSIDE TOO. IT WORKED PERFECT. I EVEN TESTED THE BBQ BY FIRING IT UP.

  THERE WERE SOME MORE STUFF BUT THAT IS THE MAIN LIST. BY 4PM I WAS SWEATING AND NEEDED A SHAVE AND SHOWER.  BY 5PM WHEELS AND I WERE HEADING OUT......THIS IS THE FUN PART.

   WE HEAD TO WALMART TO PICK UP SUPPLIES. THE PLACE IS HUGE AND WE GET STUFF LIKE CLEANING SUPPLIES , A NEW COMPUTER MOUSE ( YEAH....BUT IT IS WIRELESS WHICH I AM NOT A FAN OF.....TOO SENSITIVE ) , EYE DROPS , ADVIL , FISH HOOKS , RUG CLEANER , FLEX SEAL ( FOR THE CANOES ) , GREETING CARDS ( WHEELS PICKED OUT 4 BY THE TIME I PICKED 1 ) , AND WATCH BATTERIES.

   WATCH BATTERIES - LITTLE STORY - WE FIND BATTERIES BUT YOU CAN ONLY PURCHASE 10 AT A TIME. I ONLY NEED ONE EACH FOR 2 WATCHES THAT HAD BEEN NOT WORKING FOR YEARS. WE CAN ONLY FIND ONE OF THE 2 BATTERIES. KINDA FRUSTRATED WE ASK A NICE FEMALE EMPLOYEE. SHE SUGGESTS GOING TO THE " JEWELRY " SECTION. THIS KINDA MADE SENSE. WE FIND A NICE LADY WORKER JUST FINISHING HER SHIFT YET SHE STILL HELPS US FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. SHE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGABLY ON WATCH BATTERIES AND EVEN HAD A HANDHELD CHART TO TEST THE SIZE TO SEE WHAT NUMERICAL BATTERY YOU HAVE.  SHE FINDS THEY HAVE BOTH BATTERIES AND EVEN SUGGESTS WHERE TO GO HAVE DINNER.

  OH , WHEELS IS DRIVING AND WANTS TO DRIVE PAST WALMART TO SEE WHAT BUSINESSES ARE AROUND.  THIS WAS A GREAT MOVE FOR WE FOUND A 10 ROOM THEATRE , A SPRING CARNIVAL , A MALL , AND TONS OF PLACES TO SHOP AND EAT.............1 MINUTE PAST THE WALMART. ALL THESE YEARS AND NOW WE FIND ALL THESE COOL PLACES.

  AFTER SHOPPING WALMART WE HEAD TO A WONDERFUL SPORTS BAR RESTAURANT CALLED DAMONS. IT IS EXCELLENT WITH FOOD AND DRINK.  MY DIET WILL BE BROKEN.  WE HAD SALAD , CHIPOTLE WINGS , POT ROAST , RIBS , POTATO , RED WINE , AND 2 BLUE MOONS WITH ORANGE SLICES.  OUR CUTE WAITRESS WAS COOL AND SO WERE THE PEOPLE WHO SEATED US.  THIS BAR IS A BIG TIME GO-TO EVERY TIME WE COME UP HERE. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND PRICES.

  WE ACTUALLY DROVE BY ANOTHER SPORTS BAR 1ST BUT IT WAS NOT OPEN.

   I REALLY ENJOYED CHILLING WITH WHEELS AND HANGING OUT AT THE SPORTS BAR.  WE ROLL BACK HOME , SEE SOME DEER , AND UNLOAD OUR SUPPLIES.  BY 8PM I SAY TO WHEELS , " DAMN IT'S 8PM ALREADY ? IN 2 HOURS I WILL BE GOING TO BED. "

  WE WIND DOWN WATCHING 2 " MONK " SHOWS I DO NOT REMEMBER SO THAT WAS COOL. WE ALSO WATCHED SOME PHILLIES BUT THE START TIME WAS 10PM.....NOT STAYING UP FOR THAT. THEY DID WIN 6 -1 WHICH WAS NICE BOUNCE BACK FROM THE CRUSHING LOSS YESTERDAY.

   I ASKED WHEELS ," THIS KINDA FEELS LIKE A VACATION ".  IT DOES.........EVEN THOUGH SHE IS WORKING FROM 8 TO 4PM AND I AM DOING A LANDRY LIST OF JOBS.

   OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT FOR 5 STRAIGHT HOURS. FROM MIDNIGHT TO 5AM. I WOKE UP TO THE TAPPING BIRDS AND RE-FELL ASLEEP UNTIL 7AM......I'LL TAKE IT.

   WEDNESDAY       5 - 30 - 18

   YOU KNOW.......I COULD HANG HERE AWHILE.

   WHEELS AND I HAVE BEEN WALKING AT LEAST ONCE A DAY SOMETIMES TWO. WE TOOK A WALK TO THE OFFICE EARLY MORNING TO PICK UP THE REMAINING 2 REGISTRATION STICKERS FOR OUR VEHICLES. WE FIND OUT THE POOL WILL BE READY BY FRIDAY WHICH IS COOL. ON THE WAY BACK WE NOTICED A TREE BRANCH LEANING ON A WIRE.  THIS WIRE LED TO OUR DRIVEWAY'S TELEPHONE POLE WHICH LED TO OUR HOME. I MADE THE CALL TO P.P.L.   IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS , A TECHNICIAN WAS HERE AND REMOVING THE BRANCH. HE WAS COOL AND SAID TO ME , " IF THIS WAS A STORM IT MIGHT OF TAKEN 5 DAYS FOR ME TO GET HERE ".

   ALSO , THE POT HOLES ARE PRETTY BAD ON LAKE DRIVE. A WORKER IN A BACK HOE FILLED ABOUT 70% OF THEM AND SCRAPED THE GROUND LEVEL IN 2 AREAS. IT HELPED ALOT BUT WE ARE HOPING HE RETURNS TO FINISH THE REST OF THE POT HOLES ON OUR STREET.

   BACK HOME WHEELS GOES TO WORK WHILE I CONTINUE MY PROJECTS. IT IS A PICTURE PERFECT DAY AGAIN.

   HERE'S TODAY :

  - SPENT EXTRA TIME ON EMAILS AND FACEBOOK POSTING FOR THIS WEEKEND.  A FUND RAISER FOR KIDS THIS SATURDAY CALLED MUSICOPIA WILL TRY TO RAISE MONEY AND HOPEFULLY MUSICIANS WILL DONATE UNWANTED INSTRUMENTS.

  - INSECT SPRAYED THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE.

  - FLEX SEALED 2 CANOES TWICE AND LABELED CANOES " PLEASE DO NOT DRAG TO LAKE ".

  - RE-LEAF BLEW DECK 3 TIMES. WE HAD LUNCH OUTSIDE AND IT WAS WONDERFUL.

  - CLEANED AND FINISHED PUTTING BACK TOGETHER BBQ.

  - FIXED 3 FISHING RODS SO THEY ARE READY FOR RENTERS.

  - ORGANIZED KITCHEN AREA.

  - LAID A GAUNTLET OF TRAPS FOR OUR LITTLE FRIENDS IN OUR ATTIC SPACE. IT MUST GET SERIOUS NOW BECAUSE I FOUND A CHEWED WIRE. I TAPED IT AND PUT A KNEE THROUGH THE CEILING. YEP , OLD FATTY HERE SLIPPED OFF A CEILING STUD WHILE MOVING AND MY KNEE CRUNCHED A CLOSET CEILING DOWN A LITTLE.

  - DRYWALLED A CEILING IN A CLOSET ON THE 2ND FLOOR. I AM AN IDIOT. NOW I MUST RETURN TO TAPE , SPACKLE , AND PAINT IT. I FEEL TODAY I GOT CRAP DONE AND STUFF KEPT PILING UP.

  - CHECKED ALL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LIGHTING. EVERY SINGLE BULB THAT ILLUMINATES I TESTED.

  - FOUGHT A SQUEAKY CEILING FAN FOR ONE HOUR. OF COURSE THE CEILING FAN IN TH EMAIN ROOM 12 FEET IN THE AIR. THIS WAS SUPER FRUSTRATING. I USED WEIGHTS TO COUNTER BALANCE , WD 40 , AND CLEANED ALL THE BLADES. NOTHING SEEMED TO WORK.  I CHECKED THE BLADES A 3RD TIME AND NOTICED ONE WAS SEMI-LOOSE. I TIGHTENED IT AND THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED.

  - FIXED A LOOSE TOILET PAPER HOLDER AND A TOWEL HOOK.

  - FIXED A STOPPED FOR A BATHROOM SINK.

  I AM PRETTY TIRED BY 5PM. WHEELS AND I TAKE A 2ND WALK AROUND THE LAKE AND DEVELOPMENT. THE GEESE GIVE WAY WITH THEIR GOSLINGS EVERY TIME WE WALK BY THEM. THEY ALWAYS GO INTO THE WATER WHEN WE APPROACH.

  BACK HOME I SHOWER AND WE HEAD TO " CHARLIE WEAVER'S RESTAURANT ". THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE BYOB PLACES TO EAT. OUR FEMALE WAITRESS " MIKE " IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. I WAS TIRED BUT SO ENJOYED HANGING WITH WHEELS AS WE DRANK WINE. HOW'S THIS FOR A PRICE ? LEMON WATER , WARM BREAD , CHICKEN PASTEEN WITH VEGGIES , ALASKAN BEER BATTERED SHRIMP THAT CARAMELIZED ( VERY GOOD ) , LARGE EGG PLANT PARMIGIANA OVER LINGUINI , AND CHICKEN SAN MARINO ( CHICKEN , VEGGIES , AN\D MORE IN A WONDERFUL BROTH ) OVER LINGUINI ALL FOR................$40.

  HEAD HOME PRETTY TIRED AT 8PM. WHEELS ATTACKS MY BODY FOR 30 SECONDS AND BY 8:05PM WE ARE WATCHING THE PHILLIES LOSE AND THE STANLEY CUP. WASHINGTON TIES THE SERIES AT 1 - 1.

  WHILE WATCHING SPORTS I SPEND 2 HOURS FIXING A NON-WORKING MOTOR ON A VACUUM. I DON'T KNOW WHY I SPEND SO MUCH TIME FIXING VACUUMS. I GUESS IT'S MY HOBBY. ANYWAY , AFTER 2 HOURS I GOT IT TO WORK AND PUT THE 25 PIECES BACK TOGETHER. I THOUGHT FOR SURE I WOULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT WITH SO MANY PIECES.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME LIBATIONS OF VODKA , OJ , CRANBERRY , AND SLICES OF LEMON & LIMES.

  WE GET A CALL FROM HOME DEPOT THAT OUR NEW REFRIGERATOR WILL BE DELIVERED FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING. WE ARES TOP NUMBER 1 OR 2. WE WERE HOPING TO BE AN EARLY DELIVERY AN DNOT LATE AFTERNOON OR NIGHT. SO , THIS IS AWESOME !! WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG ?

  THAT TALE WILL BE TOLD TOMORROW.............JESUS MY " B " LUCK (" B " IS FOR MY LAST NAME )

   THURSDAY      5 - 31 - 18

  SOMETIMES I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT , BUT " THAT'S MY PROBLEM ".

   HOME DEPOT DELIVERS THE NEW BLACK REFRIGERATOR. IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD AND THE OLD 20 YEAR OLD WHITE FRIDGE WILL BE MOVED TO OUR MUDROOM AS A 2ND STORAGE UNIT FOR OUR RENTERS. SO , THE OLD MUDROOM FRIDGE WILL GO......THAT'S WHAT WE PAID FOR. OH , WE ALSO PAID FOR AN ICE MAKER.

   WE WERE NERVOUS OF DELIVERY BECAUSE HOME DEPOT WILL NOT GIVE YOU AN " AM " OR " PM " TIME UNTIL 24 HOURS BEFORE DELIVERY. THEY CALLED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND WE WOULD BE THE FIRST OR SECOND STOP. THIS IS PERFECT BECAUSE I COULD SPEND TIME FINISHING SOME LITTLE PROJECTS , INSTALL AN ICE MAKER AND GET HOME AT A GOOD TRAVELING TIME. BUT YOU SEE I'M A " B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ " ( LAST NAME ) AND I CAN NOT RELY ON OTHER PEOPLE AND LUCK.  THIS IS HOW IT GOES :

  - THE DELIVERY GUYS CALL AT 8AM AND SAY THEY WILL BE HERE IN 30 MINUTES. I PREP FOR THE DELIVERY. THE 2 FRIDGES I MOVE OUT AND CLEAN BEHIND THEM.....IT WAS DISGUSTING. I MOVE ALL DECK TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR A CLEAR RUN. I MOVE INSIDE FURNITURE FOR A CLEAR RUN. I MOVE ALL TOOLS IN THE MUDROOM FOR A CLEAR RUN.  OK , THEY HAVE A SUPER EASY DELIVERY.

  - GUYS PARK ON THE STREET AND DO NOT USE THE DRIVEWAY OR PATH. THE DRIVER SAYS THE TRUCK IS JUST TOO BIG. I IMMEDIATELY HE'S AN IDIOT NOT TO PARK 200 FEET CLOSER. HE WALKS IN AND TAKES MEASUREMENTS 10 TIMES. THAN THEY USE A LEATHER HARNESS THAT GOES UNDER THE FRIDGE AND AROUND EACH GUYS SHOULDERS. I HAVE SEEN THESE BEFORE AND THEY MAKE THE WEIGHT OF THE FRIDGE SEEM LIKE 10 POUNDS. THEY WALK THE FRIDGE RIGHT INTO THE HOUSE. THEY PLACE THE NEW FRIDGE IN THE KITCHEN. I TELL THEM IT WILL BE A TIGHT FIT. ONE GUY SAYS , " OH , THAT WILL NOT FIT. "  I SLIGHTLY LIFT A LOOSEN CABINET I DID EARLIER AND THE FRIDGE SLIDES IN......A LITTLE TIGHT BUT IN. THE GUY RESPONDS " OH ".  I TELL THEM I WILL UNWRAP IT. I WANT TO PLUG IT IN AND MOVE OUR FOOD FROM THE OLD FRIDGE TO THIS NEW ONE. I HAD EVERYTHING READY AND I MOVE THE FOOD. THEY TAKE THE OLD MUDROOM FRIDGE TO THEIR TRUCK WHILE I MOVE FOOD. THEY FORGET TO TAKE A SHELF AND TOE KICK. NO BIG DEAL.

  - THE HEAD GUY SAYS THE OLD KITCHEN FRIDGE WILL NOT GO THROUGH OUR BACK DOOR SO THEY LEAVE IT ON OUR DECK. I ASK , " CAN YOU GUYS JUST TRY GETTING IT IN ? " HE RESPONDS , " I MEASURED IT. THE DOOR IS ABOUT A 1/2" TOO TO SMALL.  SO , THEY LEAVE IT ON THE DECK BY THE BACK DOOR.

  - AS THEY UNWRAP THE INTERIOR OF THE NEW FRIDGE WHICH I TOLD THEM DO NOT DO THE GUY TELLS ME " OH , WHOEVER LOADED THE TRUCK LAST NIGHT DID NOT PUT THE ICE MAKER KIT IN IT. " I AM NOT HAPPY AND SHOW IT. I SAY , " JESUS CHRIST HOW DAMN HARD IS IT TO READ A SLIP AND FOLLOW THE DAMN INSTRUCTIONS ? ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? I TOOK A DAY OFF FROM WORK AND RENTERS COME IN TOMORROW. DON'T YOU GUYS DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE LEAVING THE DOCKING AREA ? " HE TELLS ME HE WILL CALL HOME OFFICE AND GET BACK TO ME RIGHT AWAY........... HE NEVER GOT BACK TO ME. I CALLED HIS CELL PHONE 40 TIMES AND NO ANSWER.

  - THEY ROLL OUT AND I AM DISGUSTED WITH EVERYTHING.  BUT , I HAVE TO KEEP MOVING. WHEELS HELPS ME AS I HAVE 2 PROJECTS NOW.

  1 - GET THE NEW FRIDGE INTO THE TIGHT SPOT. I DECIDE TO COME UP WITH A HUGE MACGUYVER AND USING MY TABLE SAW ( SO SO SO SMART TO BRING THIS TOOL) I CUT AN FILLER TRIM PIECE AND SHALLOW OUT A TOP TRIM PIECE SO I CAN MOVE THE WINE CABINET UP 1/2". THIS EXTRA 1/2" WILL ALLOW THE NEW FRIDGE TO ROLL IN AND OUT NICELY.  WHEELS HELPS ME PUT BACK THE CABINET AND TRIM PIECES. IT WORKS PERFECTLY. ( YES , THE 1/2" STUFF WAS TOO EASY OF A JOKE )

  2 - THE OLD KITCHEN FRIDGE NOW IS SITTING ON THE DECK BY THE BACK DOOR. THE DELIVERY GUY WHO DO THIS FOR A FUCKING LIVING SAID IT WILL NOT FIT THROUGH. IN 90 SECONDS , WITH THE HELP OF A GIRL ( WHEELS ) , I HAD IT IN. ( YES , TOO EASY OF A JOKE THERE ).  TO SAY I USED SOME COLORFUL LANGUAGE ABOUT THESE DELIVERY GUYS WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

  WHEELS AND I BEGIN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING THE HOUSE , DOING SOME SMALL PUNCH LIST THINGS , AND LOADING UP.  BY 12 NOON WE WERE ROLLING OUT.  I NOW HAVE TO RETURN ANOTHER DAY TO INSTALL THE ICE MAKER.

  WE STOP AT OUR LOCAL FAVORITE PIZZERIA. WE SIT IN FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND HAVE LUNCH. WE BRING A FAVORITE CHICKEN RANCH PIZZA HOME FOR THE KIDS.

   MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME. WE DO SEE AN ACCIDENT BUT WITH LIMITED CARS WE ARE ONLY DELAYED BY 5 MINUTES. " TIMING " OF TRAVELING IS HUGE IN MY BOOK.

  BACK HOME WE ARE GREETED BY THE KIDS AND PUP. IT WAS AWESOME.

   MY LIST OF STUFF IS PILING UP SO I BEGIN MAKING A NEW PUNCH LIST OF THINGS TO DO. IT IS MANY.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A NICE WALK FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THIS NEIGHBORHOOD HAS LARGE WIDE STREETS WITH BIG BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND VERY LIMITED TRAFFIC.  IT WAS NICE TO TALK AND GET LESS FAT.

  BACK HOME I MUST REST. I PLAY WITH THE PUP AND WATCH 2 EXCELLENT EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". I KNEW ONE ENDING WAS GOING TO BE GOOD AS MY ELDEST ASKED ME " HOW MUCH TIME LEFT ON THE EPISODE YOU'RE WATCHING. I SAW IT LAST NIGHT. " I SAID , " ABOUT 8 MINUTES."  SHE RUNS IN AND  JUMPS ON THE COUCH. I TOLD HER , " GEE , I GUESS THIS IS GOING TO BE A GOOD ENDING. "  IT WAS EXCELLENT. I FINISHED MY DINNER WHILE WATCHING IT AND HEADING OUT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP , BARTEND , AND CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. I AM PERPLEXED AGAIN OF THE LIMITED CROWD FOR " OPEN MIC ". I GET CALLS ALL THE TIME FOR OPEN MIC AND NO ONE SHOWS UP. A VERY GOOD OPEN MIC HOST WITH REALLY GOOD MUSICIANS PLAYING TONIGHT AND NO ONE AROUND TO JOIN IN.

  PHILLIES WITH A HUGE WIN OVER THE BEST PITCHER IN BASEBALL. PHILLIES HAVE DROPPED TO 3RD PLACE BUT ONLY 1 GAME BEHIND THE BRAVES AND NATIONALS.

  BIGGEST BONEHEAD PLAY IN NBA HISTORY? YEP , A CAV PLAYER THINKING THEY WERE ONE POINT UP , GRABS A REBOUND AND RUNS THE OTHER WAY........IDIOT.  THEY WERE TIED......IDIOT.  IN OVERTIME , THE WARRIORS CRUSH THEM. THERE'S A WIN THAT SLIPPED AWAY. THE PLAYER " CLAIMS " HE KNEW IT WAS TIED. HE SAID HE THOUGHT THEY CALL A TIME-OUT. ON REPLAY , YOU CLEARLY READ HIS LIPS MOUTHED TO LEBRON........." I THOUGHT WE WERE UP ONE. "........IDIOT. LEBRON WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

  BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH SOME PEANUTS AND ONE COORS LIGHT BEER. I WAS SO JONESING FOR A BEER. I REGRET IT NOW FOR EATING AFTER MIDNIGHT AND HAVING  BEER IS A NO-NO FOR NOW. I AM TRYING TO KEEP PACE WITH THIS HEALTHY KICK CRAP.

   OK....THIS MADE ME LAUGH.  I AM STANDING ON A LADDER WAITING FOR WHEELS TO CLEAN A LARGE DECORATIVE PLATE SO SHE CAN HAND IT UP TO ME. I WOULD RE-MOUNT IT ABOVE A KITCHEN CABINET I TOOK DOWN EARLIER TO SLIDE THE NEW FRIDGE IN. I AM WAITING FOR WHEELS TO JUST WIPE THE PLATE AND HAND IT UP TO ME. SHE BEGINS WASHING OTHER DISHES AND GLASSWARE. THIS KINDA ANNOYS ME SINCE I AM ON A LADDER WAITING. I SAY TO HER , " YO , I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 4AM DOING PROJECTS WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING IN. CAN YOU HAND ME THE PLATE ? "  WHEELS RESPONDS , " THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM. " I JUST START ROARING LAUGHING AND USE THAT QUOTE SEVERAL MORE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

     FRIDAY         6 - 1 - 18

   50 THINGS TO DO AND THEY CAN'T FIND OUR ICE MAKER.........LOL.

   JUST CAN'T SEEM TO GET CAUGHT UP WITH PAPERWORK AND BANDS SO NOW I RUN. I DID GET THE JUNE CALENDARS OUT TO OUR COPY COMPANY.

   MY YOUNGEST FIGHTS ME TO GO ON ERRANDS WITH ME BUT EVERY TIME......AND I MEAN EVERY TIME SHE ENDS UP SAYING I'M GLAD I DID. OF COURSE FRENCH FRIES , MACARONI WEDGES , AND CASH MAY BE INVOLVED.

   WHEELS PICKS UP OUR YOUNGEST AT LUNCH TIME. THE KID MAKES A MISTAKE BY TEXTING ME , IN WHICH , I HAPPEN TO BE IN MY CAR HEADING TO THE NAIL. WE MEET AT A LOCAL PARK AND THE KID JUMPS IN WITH ME.   WE BOTH GO TO THE NAIL AND I SUPER ENJOY BEING WITH MY YOUNGEST. THOUGH BOTH WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST FIGHT ME THESE ARE TIMES I SUPER SUPER CHERISH. THEY WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND.

  WE MEET A HUGE BEER DELIVERY. WE SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR STOCKING BEER AND THAN HEAD TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. THE KID AMUSES ME AS SHE THOUGHT HOME DEPOT AND RESTAURANT DEPOT ARE THE SAME CHAIN.  WE SPEND ANOTHER HOUR SHOPPING FOR FOOD.  BACK TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD AND THAN TO OUR HOUSE TO UNLOAD MORE.  FOOD AND CASH AND THE KID WAS HAPPY......SO WAS I.

  " THE WALKING DEAD " IS VERY GOOD.......LESS THE GORY SCENES.

   WEEDING COMPANY IS 4 WEEKS BEHIND. AFTER EMAILING , I WAS TOLD " YOU GUYS ARE ABOUT 4 WEEKS BEHIND SO YOU SHOULD BE ON OUR SCHEDULE SOON ".  MUST BE NICE.

   HOME DEPOT CALLS AND I EXPLAIN THE NOT SO NICE FRIDGE DELIVERY EXPERIENCE. OUR ICE MAKER CAN NOT BE LOCATED SO THE SALES REP SUGGESTS WAITING WHILE SHE TRIES TO FIND ANOTHER ONE FOR US.  SO AT 9AM SHE WILL CALL ME BACK WITH AN UPDATE......9AM......9AM.......9AM......9AM. REMEMBER......9AM.  AT 4PM , SHE CALLS ME AND SAYS SHE CAN NOT LOCATE ANOTHER ICE MAKER KIT. THE WHOLE DAY WAS WASTED. LITTLE DID SHE KNOW I ORDERED A NEW ICE MAKER KIT AT 9:01AM. I NEVER TOLD HER. OH , FOR MY TROUBLES I ASKED IF THEY WOULD INSTALL THE ICE MAKER FOR FREE SO I DID NOT HAVE TO DRIVE UP TO THE POCONOS AGAIN. SHE SAID , " WE CAN'T DO THAT BUT MY MANAGER SAID HE WOULD COMP YOU NEXT TIME YOU COME TO OUR HOME DEPOT "  THEIR HOME DEPOT IS IN WILKES BARRE. YEP , NOT TOO OFTEN I GET THERE.

  WHEELS BUYS ME ANOTHER COMPUTER MOUSE. YEP , MY BRAND NEW ONE BROKE ALREADY.....ONE FRIGGIN DAY OLD.......BLOW.

  TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND GET BANDS GOING. IT WAS A SOLID NIGHT AND CONSISTENTLY BUSY. MY LEGS WERE HURTING BUT I KEPT MOVING. LOVED WORKING WITH MY ELDEST UNTIL THE KID WAS NOT FEELING GOOD. SO , AT 11:30PM I LET HER GO HOME. I STAYED UNTIL 2AM DOING BOTH DOOR AND BARTENDING AND COOKING.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE PEOPLE COMING IN AT 1:30AM !! AND ASKING FOR FOOD !!!  ONE MORE THING , WHEN I GOT HOME , I GAVE ALL MY TIPS TO MY ELDEST........A NICE AMOUNT TO SAY THE LEAST.

 EVEN MORE FRUSTRATING , PEOPLE COMING IN LATE NIGHT WOULD ORDER DRINKS , TAKE ONE SIP , AND THAN LEAVE.

  I ROLL HOME AND JUST SITTING IN MY VAN MAKES ME FEEL AT EASE. I DRIVE HOME EXHAUSTED. I SEE MY ELDEST WHEN I GET HOME AND SHE SAYS , " I HAVE TO STOP WATCHING THE WALKING DEAD " SHE WAS SEMI CRYING. I SAY , " DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING. HERE IS YOUR TIP MONEY THAT I WORKED.....GOOD NIGHT "

  OH , WHEELS TEXTS ME AT 11PM AT NIGHT " TAKING UBER TO A BAR , CAN YOU PICK ME UP WHEN DONE. " THIS WAS NOT HAPPENING. SO , SHE DROVE MY VAN WITH THE LADDERS ON TOP TO THE NAIL AND WE SWITCHED CARS. SHE NEVER WALKED INSIDE OUR BAR.  SHE WAS GOING TO A LOCAL BAR IN ARDMORE CELEBRATING AN OLD FRIENDS BIRTHDAY WITH ALOT OF EX-NAIL PATRONS.  YEP , I MAY SEE WHEELS BY SUNDAY.

   SATURDAY    6  - 2 - 18

  IF I EVER SEE A FACEBOOK POST THAT SAYS , " SORRY MAN , I CAN MAKE IT TO SEE YOUR BAND ", I WILL PAY THEIR COVER CHARGE AND FIRST SODA." I WOULD BUY THEM A BEER BUT I DON'T WANT THEM TO FEEL THIS IS A CHARITY CASE.

  CALLING FOR MONSOON RAINS..........THEY NEVER REALLY CAME.  BUT IT DID MAKE ME CUT OUR LAWN.

  STOP AT A GAS STATION TO FILL UP. AN ASIAN MOM AND DAUGHTER WALKING AND GET CAUGHT IN THE RAIN SO THEY GO UNDER THE CANOPY WHERE I AM PUMPING GAS. THEY ARE GIGGLING AND FIGURING OUT WHAT TO DO NOW.  I REACH IN MY CAR AND GIVE THEM MY UMBRELLA. THE MOM'S FACE WAS A LOOK OF ASTONISHMENT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A FUND RAISER SHOW. I SPEND 2 1/2 HOURS. I AM EXHAUSTED BY THE TIME I GET HOME.

  OH , I LEAF BLOW THE TON OF GRASS CLIPPING ON OUR DRIVEWAY AND WALK WAYS.

   REST FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND THAN SHOWER. OFF TO A COUSIN'S GRADUATION WHERE THERE IS ALOT OF FAMILY , FOOD , AND BOOZE. I TOOK MY MOTORCYCLE BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO BE BLOCKED IN. MY ELDEST RODE WITH ME WHICH WAS VERY COOL.  THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED..........I HAD TO LEAVE WITHIN 30 MINUTES........BLOW.

   RIDE HOME AND DID NOT CATCH RAIN WHICH WAS COOL. I GET IN MY JEEP AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. IT ABSOLUTELY DOWN POURS AND I SAY TO MYSELF , " OH GOD , TONIGHT IS GOING TO BLOW. "  I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND IT STOPS RAINING. THIS WOULD NOT LAST BECAUSE THE RAIN DID COME. IT WAS NOT MONSOON LIKE THE WEATHER PEOPLE SAID BUT IT STILL HURT THE NUMBERS FOR TONIGHT.

  " MUSICOPIA " IS A GOOD FUND RAISING COMPANY. EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL AND THE MUSICIANS AND DJ WERE AWESOME.  FREE MOMMA'S MEATBALLS WERE A SUCCESS TOO. I ALSO PUT OUT BAGS OF PEANUTS AND BASKETS OF POTATO CHIPS.  WHEELS , FRIENDS , AND FAMILY STOPPED BY WHICH MADE IT EVEN MORE OF A GOOD NIGHT.  I ENJOYED MYSELF ALL NIGHT TALKING AND JOKING WITH PEOPLE.

  OH , THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM WOULD NOT FLUSH PROPERLY. I PICKED UP A PLUMBING FRIEND OF MINE WITHIN MINUTES BUT WE COULD NOT CLEAR THE DRAIN. TOMORROW I HAVE TO PULL THE TOILET AND SNAKE THE DRAIN LIKE AN ANAL PORN FLICK.

  OH , BOTH MEN AND WOMEN HAD TO USE ONE BATHROOM. WE WORKED THAT OUT. THAN I THOUGHT LET'S USE THE STORAGE ROOM BATHROOM TOO. IT WAS LOCKED AND I LEFT THE KEY AT HOME. JESUS.....WHAT LUCK.

  ROLL OUT AND WHEN I GOT HOME I CAN NOT DESCRIBE THE PURE RELAXATION FEELING WHEN I CHANGED INTO SWEATS , REMOVED SOCKS , AND LAID DOWN.  OH.....MAN.....I WAS HURTING.

  OFF TO BED AT 1AM AND I SLEPT AWESOME UNTIL MY ELDEST CALLED AND SAID SHE WAS LOCKED OUT.  WELP , BACK TO SLEEP AT 3AM AND SLEPT IN UNTIL 6:30AM.

   SUNDAY      6 - 3 - 18

   A WASTE OF TIME...........AND ANOTHER FAMILY EVENT MISSED. I'M READY TO RETIRE.

   I WAS CONTACTED BY CHEF DUFFY. THE PODCAST I WAS INTERVIEWED CALLED " DUFFIFIED " WILL NOT BE READY UNTIL EDITING IS DONE IN 4 -5 WEEKS.

  SO , HOW WAS YOUR SUNDAY ? YOU KNOW , THE DAY OF REST AND WATCH TV ?  WELL , MINE WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT.  HERE IS THE CRAP ( LITERALLY ) OF MY LIFE. A HUGE THANKS TO A FRIEND WHO HELPED ME FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. I DROVE HIM BACK HOME AFTER 2 + HOURS BECAUSE I FELT BAD. ME.......9 HOURS.

   SATURDAY NIGHT OUR WOMEN'S BATHROOM WAS NOT FLUSHING PROPERLY. I HAD TO ADAPT AND LET WOMEN USE THE MEN'S ROOM WHILE WE " GUARDED " IT.  THE NEXT DAY I HAD TO FIX SOMETHING I RARELY SEEN BEFORE......THE WATER IN THE BOWL WAS NOT SPINNING OR SWIRLING. WHAT  THE HELL COULD THIS BE ?  OUR FIRST SUSPECT WAS THE DREADED WOMEN'S PERSONAL PRODUCTS.

   EARLY MORNING I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM AND RETURN HOME BY 11AM FOR A FAMILY GET TOGETHER..........I NEVER LEFT THE NAIL.

  - ARRIVE WITH MY VAN OF TOOLS. I BRING MY DRILL WITH A SNAKE AUGER AND WET/DRY VAC. I HAVE SEEN THIS RODEO BEFORE.  I LAY OUT TOOLS AND BEGIN TO WORK. I TEXT A FRIEND WHO STOPPED IN SATURDAY NIGHT BUT WE COULD NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM WITH HIS HAND AUGER.

  - I FIND THE BACK STORAGE KEY AND TEST THAT TOILET. IT IS FLUSHING FINE ALONG WITH THE MEN'S ROOM. SO , I HAVE NARROWED IT DOWN TO JUST THE WOMEN'S TOILET NOT FLUSHING PROPERLY. I TEXT THIS TO MY FRIEND AND HE TEXTS BACK , " CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED HELP ".

  - I RUN THE SNAKE 25 FEET 3 TIMES TO NO AVAIL. MY HEART IS CRUSHED AS EACH TIME I TEST THE TOILET IT FAILS.  I AM ACTUALLY YELLING TO THE HEAVENS FOR HELP. IT CONTINUES TO FAIL.  I DECIDE TO PULL THE TOILET AND SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY TO THE NAIL SINCE THE TOILET'S SUPPLY DOES NOT HOLD IN THE SHUT-OFF POSITION. THIS WILL BE ANOTHER PROBLEM TO ENCOUNTER LATER.

  - WITH THE TOILET REMOVED I RUN THE SNAKE IN THE DRAIN 3 TIMES AND AGAIN I AM ABSOLUTELY FRUSTRATED WHEN I REMOUNT THE TOILET AND IT DOES NOT FLUSH LIKE IT SHOULD.....AGAIN , NO " SWIRLING " MOTION.

  - I RUN HOT WATER DOWN THE DRAIN , RE-MOUNT THE TOILET AGAIN , AND POUR DRANO IN. TO LET THE DRANO WORK I WALK TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY FOR MORE DRANO AND A NEW WAX SEAL . I ALSO START PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT BY VACUUMING , CHANGING THE MARQUEE , AND DOING THE REGISTERS.  I ALLOWED THE DRANO TO SIT IN THE LINES FOR OVER AN HOUR. I FLUSH THE TOILET AND IT DOES THE SAME THING.  I AM SUPER BUMMED OUT AND STARE AT THIS DAMN TOILET AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON. I TEXT MY FRIEND THAT I WILL PICK HIM UP AND HIS OMEGA SNAKE AUGER MACHINE.

  - GET MY FRIEND IN HAVERTOWN AND HIS LARGE DRAIN CLEARING MACHINE. THE AUGERS SNAKES ARE SO BIG THEY ARE STORED AND COILED  IN CAR TIRES.  THEY ARE 10 FOOT LONG SECTIONS AND HE HAS 8 OF THEM. THE PROBLEM IS THEY WERE STORED OUTSIDE SO RAIN WATER GOT INTO THE TIRES AND WE HAD TO DRAIN THE RUSTY WATER OUT AND CLEAN THEM. WE EVEN TRIED TO DRILL HOLES IN THE TIRES TO DRAIN THE WATER BUT THAT DID NOT WORK. CAR TIRES HAVE 1000'S OF METAL STRANDS IN THEM SO WHEN DRILLING THROUGH THEY RE-SEAL WITH THESE METAL STRANDS THAT LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS TREE TINSEL. THIS TOOK SOME TIME TO CLEAN THEM OUT. I MAKE ROOM IN MY VAN TO LOAD THE LARGE MACHINE AND 2 TIRES FULL OF SNAKE AUGER LINES.

  - ARRIVE AND WE TROUBLE SHOOT AGAIN.  USING A HOSE WE NOTICE THE DRAIN IS CLEAR SO IT MUST BE A TOILET PROBLEM. WE DECIDE TO RUN 80 FEET OF AUGER SNAKE THROUGH THE LINE.  I HAVE TO REMOVE DOOR TRIM ON BOTH BATHROOMS AND THE WOMEN'S DOOR BECAUSE THE MACHINE IS SO BIG. I FLIP 20 CARPET TILES UPSIDE DOWN BECAUSE THESE SNAKE COILERS GET VERY OILY AND RUN ALONG THE GROUND BEFORE ENTERING THE DRAIN HOLE.  WE ARE PREPPED AND READY TO GO. IT TAKE 2 GUYS TO RUN THIS MACHINE.

  - IN 10 FOOT INCREMENTS WE RUN THE MASSIVE THICK SNAKE INTO THE OPEN DRAIN IN THE WOMEN'S BATH ROOM. WE ARE AFRAID IT WILL NOT MAKE A " TURN " IN THE DRAIN LINES SO WE LOOK FOR A " CLEAN OUT " DRAIN  FURTHER DOWN AND IN FRONT OF THE JUKE BOX. I FLIP 10 MORE CARPET TILES UPSIDE DOWN AND WE DETERMINE THE CLEANOUT LID WILL BE TOUGH TO REMOVE. WE DECIDE TO SNAKE THE TOILET DRAIN. 

  - WE BEGIN SNAKING WITH THIS HUGE MACHINE. I USE A BRIDGE POOL STICK TO HOLD AND SECURE THE SNAKE COIL TO THE GROUND AND NOT HIT THE DOOR. WE RUN ALL 80 FEET. THE SILVER LINING IS THE WOMEN'S DRAIN GOT A NICE ASS REAMING BUT THAT IS THE ONLY GOOD THING TODAY.

  - WE SLOWLY REMOVE THE SNAKE BY BACKING THE MACHINE AND IT'S 80 FEET OF SNAKE OUT.  WE CONNECT 10 FOOT SECTIONS GOING IN AND DISCONNECT 10 FOOT SECTIONS GOING OUT.  IT IS A PROCESS.  THE TILE FLOORS ARE BLACK WITH OILY RESIDUE OF ASS AND WHATEVER ELSE SITS IN A TOILET DRAIN LINE.  STUFF ALSO SPRAYED ON THE LOWER WALLS TOO.

  - WE REMOUNT THE TOILET AND FLUSH IT................IT DOESN'T WORK.  I AM SO BUMMED.

  - FOR THE 5TH TIME I REMOVE THE TOILET AND BRING IT OUTSIDE. WE SPRAY EVERY ORIFICE IN THE TOILET AND TRY TO FORCE AND FLUSH ANYTHING LODGED IN THE HOLES THAT FLOW FOR THE SPIRAL FLUSHING. I ALSO COMPLETELY CLEAN THE TOILET ESPECIALLY AROUND THE BOTTOM'S EDGE WHICH IS BLACK.......NOT FUN. I HAD TO USE A BRILLO PAD AND GREEN SCRUBBY THING IN THE PARKING LOT BY OUR HOSE.

  - REMOUNT THE TOILET AND IT DOES THE SAME THING. WE USE A HOSE AND FIRE EVERY ORIFICE AGAIN THE TOILET HAS. WE REMOVE THE TANK ONLY AND FIRE WATER IN THERE ALONG WITH PITCHERS OF HOT WATER THAT I MICROWAVED AND MORE DRAINO. AGAIN.....IT DOESN'T NOT WORK. IT IS NEARLY 2:30PM AND I HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE EARLY MORNING.  THIS MUST COME TO AN END. I THANK MY FRIEND AND IT IS NOT RIGHT FOR ME TO KEEP HIM HERE ANY LONGER. WE CLEAN HIS MACHINE AND RELOAD THE SNAKE COILS INTO THE CAR TIRES. I DRIVE HIM HOME AND THANK HIM SEVERAL TIMES. I WILL HOOK HIM UP LATER AT THE BAR AND A SIDE-JOB IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

  - I DROVE TO LOWES DRESSED IN MY DIRTY SWEAT SHORTS , FLIP FLOPS WHERE ONE OF MY BIG TOES LOOKS LIKE QUASIMODA ( ITS SWELLED UP AND LOOKS GROSS ) , AND SHITTY DIRT HANDS , ARMS , & LEGS.  ILOOK LIKE ASS. THE GOOD THING A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE WORKER BRINGS ME RIGHT TO THE BATHROOM STUFF AND LOADS THE TOILET ON THE CART FOR ME. IN UNDER 4 MINUTES I AM IN AND OUT OF LOWES. I AM HAPPY THAT THE WHOLE COST IS $88 FOR A NEW TOILET , GUTS , WAX SEAL , CARRIAGE BOLTS , AND SEAT.

  - STOP AT SUNOCO TO FILL UP. I EARLIER TRIED TO STOP AT CITGO ON HAVERFORD ROAD BUT THEY DO NOT ACCEPT CITGO CARDS ANYMORE.....BLOW. ANYWAY , SUNOCO IS PACKED BUT ONE OPENING CREATES AS I PULL IN. IN 20 MINUTES I HAVE GONE TO LOWES AND FILLED UP MY VAN'S GAS TANK.

  - BACK AT THE NAIL I INSTALL THE TOILET IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES.  IT FLUSHES PROPERLY AND I HAVE LEARNED A LESSON HERE. " FOR $88...........BUY NEW AND DON'T WASTE 9 1/2HOURS TROUBLE SHOOTING. "

  - I TAKE A 10 MINUTE BREAK AND EAT SOME LEFTOVER MEATBALLS FROM THE FUND RAISER. THEY WERE ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. I ALSO TEXT MY NEPHEW APOLOGIZING IN MISSING HIS EVENT.  I ALSO SENT A PICTURE OF THE MASSIVE TOILET SNAKE REAMING MACHINE AND ANOTHER PICTURE OF THE NEW SIGN ON THE NEW WOMEN'S TOILET. .ON THE TANK LID IN THE WOMEN'S BATH ROOM YOU WILL NO SEE A SIGN THAT SAYS ," FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE DO NOT PUT TAMPONS IN THE TOILET. "

  - NOW, I HAVE TO CLEAN UP AND IT IS 4PM. LET ME TELL YOU AFTER 7 HOURS OF WORKING IN SHIT I DID NOT FEEL LIKE CLEANING THE BLACK TILE FLOORS AND WALLS IN BOTH BATHROOMS. I USED TOP JOB , 15 RAGS , PAPER TOWELS , A HOSE , AND A MOP. I HAD TO RE-SECURE THE TRIMS ON EACH BATHROOM AND RE-HANG THE WOMEN'S DOOR. A POOL TEAM REP WHO STOPPED IN TO PICK UP PAPERWORK HELP ME WITH THE DOOR BECAUSE I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED.

  - THREW THE OLD TOILET IN OUR DUMPSTER THAT IS BY THE FRONT GATE. YES , I HAD TO CARRY IT ON MY SHOULDERS ALONG WITH CARDBOARD AND OTHER CRAP.

  BY 5:30PM I WAS HEADING HOME. I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP ON THE 6 MINUTE RIDE HOME. I FELT BAD I MISSED A FAMILY FUNCTION THAT HAD FOOD , FUN , MY BROTHERS , AND TONS OF KIDS AROUND. ABOUT A 100 FAMILY AND FRIENDS MADE THE EVENT THAT I MISSED.

  AT HOME I LOAD UP OUR NEW CAR AND HEAD FOR A 1 HOUR AND 40 MINUTE RIDE IN THE RAIN. YES , IN 30 MINUTES UPON ARRIVING AT HOME I ROLLED OUT BY 6PM.

  AT 8PM I AM SETTLED IN AND WATCHING " THE WALKING DEAD ". SEASON 2 FINALE WAS EXCELLENT WITH " THE HERDS. "  I AM AT THE POINT OF SEEING SO MANY ZOMBIES GET THEIR HEADS SMASHED IN IT IS LIKE WATCHING RAIN FALL.....THAT'S HOW OFTEN IT HAPPENS IN THIS SERIES.

  OFF TO BED UPSTAIRS AND I SLEEP UNTIL 8:45AM......YEP , THAT IS NOT A MISPRINT.....8 FRIGGIN 45. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

   TUESDAY    6 - 4 - 18

  OTTER ANYONE ?

  I THINK I STUMBLED ON TO SOMETHING.......THE BEACH AND OCEAN IS GOOD FOR ME.

  TO ME STARTING MY DAY AT 8:45AM IS LATE.  BY THE TIME I DO THIS WEBSITE , CHECK EMAILS , MAKE CALLS , AND MORE I AM CLOSE TO NOON.  I GOT SOME PUNCH LIST THINGS DONE AND ALSO SCHEDULED A RETURN TRIP TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE TO SEE IF MY BLOOD PRESSURE WENT DOWN AND IF MY ASS GOT SMALLER.

  MADE A SMOOTHIE AND HAD APPLE SAUCE FOR BREAKFAST. OH MY GOD IT WAS SO GOOD !!!..........SAID NO ONE EVER.

  HOME DEPOT NOT BEING A HELP HERE WITH TRACKING AN ICE MAKER. I HAVE 2 ICE MAKER KITS OUT THERE IN CYBER SPACE SOME WHERE.

  USING GOOGLE - OUR NETFLIX WAS WORKING AND I WATCHED A HORRIBLE MOVIE CALLED " ONE MAN ARMY " WITH NICK CAGE. A TRUE STORY ABOUT A SLIGHTLY DEMENTED GUY WHO TRAVELS TO PAKISTAN 10 TIMES TO TRY TO KILL OBAMA BIN LADEN. I WANTED TO WATCH " THE WALKING DEAD " BUT NETFLIX WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO ACCESS THIS CERTAIN PROGRAM. I GOOGLED IT AND IT SAID TO TURN THE TV OFF AND THAN BACK ON.........IT WORKED.

  TOOK A 1 1/2 HOUR WALK AND PAST THE CONVENTION CENTER. I FOUND A NEW WEAPON IN MAKING MY WALKING MORE MOTIVATIONAL.........HEAD PHONES AND AN IPOD.......AND THE BEACH , SAND , OCEAN , AND A SHIT LOAD OF HOT GIRLS IN BIKINIS HELPS TOO. SERIOUSLY , PLAYING PUMPED UP MUSIC IS DOWN RIGHT AWESOME. IT PASSES TIME QUICKLY AND GETS THE JUICES FLOWING TO SAY THE LEAST. I WALKED FOR 45 MINUTES ONE WAY AND THOUGHT , " SHIT , I NEED TO TURN AROUND BECAUSE I'M 45 MINUTES FROM HOME ". TOTAL WALK 1 1/2 HOURS.

  I FOUND OUT SOMETHING WITH MY LIFE..........THE MORE CLOTHES I TAKE OFF THE MORE PEOPLE ARE REPULSED BY ME. I NOTICED THIS LAST MONTH WHEN RIDING MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE BANK. 4 COLLEGE GIRLS WALKING BY ME WERE INTRIGUED BY MY CANDY APPLE VIBRATING MOTORCYCLE. I PARKED AND WHEN I TOOK MY HELMET OFF THEY TURNED AWAY LIKE I WAS AN ECLIPSE.

  TO CONTINUE - I NOTICED THIS TODAY ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL. EVERY TIME I TOOK A PIECE OF CLOTHING OFF I GET MORE UNATTRACTIVE.   SO HERE IS MY SCENARIO :

  - I TAKE MY JACKET OFF - THEY SEE I'M OUT OF SHAPE.

  - I TAKE MY HAT OFF - THEY SEE I'M BALD AND A LOSER.

  - I TAKE MY SHIRT OFF - THEY SEE I'M FAT AND HAVE MORE HAIR ON MY BACK THAN EVERYWHERE ELSE COMBINED. I HAVE MORE FIBERS ON MY BACK THAN A WELCOME MAT.

  - I TAKE MY PANTS OFF FOR A BATHING SUITE - I ACTUALLY HEAR LAUGHTER IN THE DISTANCE.

  YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND I WAS A PIECE OF ASS IN MY TEEN AND EARLY 20'S. EVERY SPORT I EXCELLED IN FROM PING PONG TO WIFFLE BALL TO SOFTBALL TO FOOTBALL .....SOCCER , BASEBALL , PARCHEESI , STICK BALL , BASKETBALL , TO WHATEVER. I LOVED MY BODY ESPECIALLY MY LEGS , STOMACH , AND ASS.  NOW......I AM COMPARED TO DOCTOR PHIL.

  WHEN WALKING ALONG THE BEACH I DID NOT GET ONE LOOK FROM ANYONE. EVERY TIME I PASSED SOMEONE I GIVE A HEAD NOD. EVERY TIME THE PERSON WOULD LOOK DOWN OR SUDDENLY LOOK TOWARDS THE OCEAN LIKE THEY SEE A POD OF DOLPHINS AND CAN'T MISS IT.  IT REALLY IS DISCOURAGING.

   ONE OLD LADY WHO LOOKED LIKE DEATH WAS ONE BEACH BLOCK AWAY WAS THE ONLY ONE OF THE 100'S THAT GAVE ME A LOOK. UNFORTUNATELY , " THE LOOK " SHE GAVE ME WAS LIKE " WOW , DID YOU LET YOURSELF GO. I WOULD OF LIKED YOU AFTER PROHIBITION. "

  BY EARLY EVENING I WAS FINISHED MY PUNCH LIST STUFF FOR THE DAY. I MADE 2 BURGERS WITH NO BREAD , NO CHEESE , NOTHING ON IT , EXCEPT DIPPING IT IN 2 KETCHUP PACKETS I FOUND HEREIN A CLOSET. OH MY GOD IT WAS AWESOME.......... SAID NO ONE EVER. I SO FELT LIKE GOING TO MY FAVORITE PUB CALLED " CASEY'S ON THE 3RD " WHICH IS NOW THE " NORTH SHORE BAR & KITCHEN ".

  THE WEATHER IS VERY NICE WHICH IS ANOTHER MOTIVATING THING TO GET OUTSIDE BUT MY FAVORITE METEOROLOGIST WHO I LIKE TO BANG FOR 30 SECONDS SAID " TONIGHT WILL BE THE LONGEST SUNRISE OF THE YEAR. " SO , TAKING CECILY'S ADVICE I HEADED OUT TO THE BEACH A 2ND TIME WITH MY HEAD PHONES AND IPOD. THIS TIME I WOULD WALK TOWARDS STONE HARBOR AND THE WALL. I DON'T LIKE THIS WAY BECAUSE I LIKE TO WALK IN BARE FEET AND THE WALL HAS CEMENT RIDGES ON IT WHICH IS NOT A GOOD FEELING LIKE SAND AND COOL OCEAN WATER.

  SO I WALKED ANOTHER 1 1/2 HOURS. YEP , 2 WALKS TOTALING 3 HOURS TODAY. I FELT LIKE AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE THAT LOOKS LIKE LOUIE ANDERSEN.

  ONE KINDA COOL THING WAS SEEING THIS ANIMAL IN A BAY. DOWN PAST 1ST AVENUE AND AROUND THE CORNER IS A VERY LARGE BODY OF OCEAN WATER TRAPPED BY JETTIES WHEN THE HIGH TIDE RECEDES. I SEE THIS HUMP COME OUT OF THE WATER AND THEN RESCIND BACK SLOWLY. I SEE IT TWICE AND IT REMINDS ME OF HOW A DOLPHIN ARCHES ITS BACK OUT OF THE WATER FOR A BRIEF MOMENT AND THAN DISAPPEARS.  BUT THIS ANIMAL HAD FUR , BROWN / BLACKISH IN COLOR , AND ABOUT 4 FEET LONG. I SAW IT TWICE AND SAID TO MYSELF , " IS THAT A FRIGGIN' OTTER ? " I STOP ON  THE WALL AND TAKE OFF MY HEAD PHONES. THERE IS AN OLDER COUPLE BEHIND ME AND I SAY TO THEM , " DO YOU SEE THAT ANIMAL BREACH THE WATER ? IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS ? " THE GUY RESPONDS , " YEP , THAT'S AN OTTER. HE LIVES HERE. "  ALL THESE YEARS AND I NEVER KNEW THIS. THE OTTER CAME OUT OF THE WATER 2 MORE TIMES AND ONE TIME RIGHT AT ME. I COULD SEE HIS WHITE TEETH CHEWING ON A FISH OR SOME CRUSTACEAN. HE CHEWED FOR ABOUT 6 SECONDS AND THAN DOVE AGAIN. I TEXT MY KIDS AND WHEELS THE STORY.

  RETURN AFTER 9PM AT NIGHT. I WATCH 3 EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". ALL WERE EXCELLENT.

  2 LONG WALKS , A COUPLE OF GLASSES OF WINE , AND I HIT THE BED. BELIEVE IT OR NOT I SET ANOTHER RECORD FOR SLEEPING IN. I WOKE UP AT 9:45AM. I HAD TO RE-CHECK MY CELL PHONE CLOCK 2 TIMES. THEY ONLY BAD THING IS ..........MY DAY STARTS MUCH LATER THAN NORMAL WHICH IS FINE BY ME.

     TUESDAY    6 - 5 - 18

    JIMMY BUFFET SINGS......." IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS !!.....AND GETTING CAUGHT IN THE RAIN "..............WELL , I MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH THESE LYRICS.

    START MORNING AT A REMARKABLE 9:45AM. I TOOK A NICE SHOWER AND WALKED AROUND THE BEDROOM NAKED. IT WAS A JOY BECAUSE NO ONE COULD SEE ME. MORE NUDITY LATER.

    SMOOTHIE , CAN OF PEACHES , WEBSITE , EMAILS , SMALL PUNCH LIST , AND IT WAS 1PM ALREADY.  I DECIDE TO USE MY IPOD AGAIN AND GO FOR A WALK ON THE BEACH. PLAYING SONGS BY QUEEN LIKE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY ( FRICKIN' AWESOME ) , BICYCLE RACE , ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST , FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS , CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE , DON'T STOP ME NOW , WE WILL ROCK YOU , WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS , AND MORE WAS SUPER EASY TO GET MOTIVATED.  THIS BAND WITH THEIR COMBINATION OF ELECTRONIC AND HARMONIZING VOCALS IS THE BEST I EVER HEARD.  AGAIN , I WALKED PAST THE CONVENTION CENTER AND 3RD PIER.....OVER 1 1/2 HOUR WALK. I KINDA FELT LIKE FRANK DREBIN OF POLICE SQUAD WHEN HE GOES FOR A WALK ON A CITY STREET AND ENDS UP IN THE MOUNTAINS.

  BACK HOME IT WAS " WALKING DEAD " MARATHON. I JUST LET NETFLIX RUN AND I THINK I WATCHED 6 EPISODES IN A ROW TO FINISH SEASON 3.  MOST EPISODES ARE ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND AGAIN THE SHOW IS VERY GOOD. BUT......I HAVE SOME ISSUES.  HERE ARE SOME WITHOUT RUINING ANY SCENES:

  - I HAVE HUNTED MANY MANY TIMES IN THE WOODS. LET ME TELL YOU EVERY SOUND CAN BE HEARD FROM 50 YARDS AWAY. ANY LITTLE LEAF CRACKLE TO A SNAPPING TWIG CAN BE HEARD WITH TOTAL CLARITY.  SO I GET PISSED WHEN A " WALKER " OR " BITER " OR ZOMBIE SNEAKS UP ON A HUMAN IN THE WOODS.  ONE SCENE A GIRL IS BEING CHASED ON A ROAD BY A TRUCK. SHE RUNS INTO THE WOODS FOR 15 MINUTES AND STOPS TO CATCH HER BREATH. SHE LEANS ON A TREE FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES...............THAN 2 ARMS WRAP AROUND THE TREE AND GRABS HER. ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?

  - A CHASE - A HOT CHICK IS BEING CHASED BY A GUY IN A TRUCK. SHE TURNS THE TABLES ON HIM AND TRAPS HIM WITH 100 ZOMBIES. SHE TAKES OFF IN THE WOODS , RUNS 5 MILES IN THE DARK , AND REACHES A SAFE HOUSE BY MORNING. SHE SLIGHTLY EMERGES FROM THE WOODS AND WAVES TO A FRIEND IN THE GUARD TOWER. THE GUY , TRAPPED BY A 100 ZOMBIES , 5 MILES AWAY , JUMPS OUT OF THE WOODS , AND PULLS HER DOWN TO THE GROUND AND THE GUARD TOWER NEVER SEES HER.  THIS GUY HAS BETTER TRACKING SENSES THAN A BLOOD HOUND.

  - LAST ONE - SINCE WHEN DO ZOMBIES BECOME USAIN BOLT FROM JAMAICA ?  THESE ZOMBIES ARE DRAGGING THEIR FEET AND WALKING SIDE WAYS THE WHOLE SHOW. THAN........THEY SEE A HUMAN AND THEY ARE FRIGGIN JACK RABBITS. WHAT THE HELL ?

  OK ,THAT IS MY LITTLE RANT. AGAIN , THE SHOW IS VERY VERY GOOD BUT I DO HAVE ISSUES. I WON'T EVEN GET INTO THE AUTOMATIC GUN FIRE SCENES AND SHOOTING AT EACH OTHER......WORSE SHOTS EVER.

   SETTLE IN FOR DINNER WITH SOME PASTA AND SOME SNACKS LIKE PISTACHIO NUTS , HUMMUS , AND PITA LOW SALT LOW FAT LOW CARBS LOW TASTE CHIPS.  I SO PREFERRED THIS FOOD OVER A BURGER AND BEER AT MY FAVORITE WATERING HOLE.

    THE WEATHER IS OVERCAST AND I DECIDE TO WALK ON THE BEACH A 2ND TIME.  I WALK ABOUT 35 MINUTES ONE WAY AND THAN I SEE LIGHTNING AND DARK CLOUDS. LET ME TELL YOU THAT WILL PUT A JUMP IN YOUR STEP TO GET HOME. I HIGH TAIL IT ( WHICH IS WALKING SPEED FOR ME ) BACK HOME. I WAS WEARING A HAT AND SWEAT JACKET WITH A LARGE HOOD SO IT DID PROTECT ME.  BUT , BY THE TIME I GOT BACK I WAS PRETTY WET.

   I THROW ALL MY CLOTHES IN THE DRYER. I AM BUCK NAKED AND LOVING IT. I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE , WATCH THE PHILLIES , AND SIT ON MY COUCH LIKE AL BUNDY ON MARRIED WITH CHILDREN.  I TEXT WHEELS ABOUT BEING CAUGHT IN THE RAIN. I ALSO TEXT HER ABOUT BEING NAKED. I THOUGHT THIS BE A TURN-ON AND MAYBE SOME SEXTING WOULD GO BACK AND FORTH BUT I JUST GOT ONE TEXT , " THANKS FOR THE VISUAL "......KINDA CAN'T BLAME HER.

  KEPT AN EYE ON MY ELDEST BARTENDING VIA SURVEILLANCE ALL NIGHT. WE TALKED SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

  BAND THAT DID NOT CONFIRM FOR 3 WEEKS , HAS NOW CONFIRMED WHILE I WAS WALKING ON THE BEACH.  THEY WILL BE COMING IN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND ALSO NEED A PLACE TO PARK THEIR VEHICLE WITH A POP UP TENT.....AND ELECTRIC FOR THE NIGHT. THE BAND IS CALLED " A FEASTING BEAST ".

  PHILLIES BOUNCE BACK AFTER HORRIBLE SERIES AGAINST THE GIANTS. THEY BEAT THE CUBS 6 - 1.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEEP GOOD UNTIL 7:30AM......I'LL TAKE IT.

    WEDNESDAY       6 - 6 - 18

  HOW DID I KNOW ?

  CALLING FOR RAIN AGAIN THIS WEEKEND......THAT IS 7 WEEKENDS IN A ROW.

  START MORNING WITH A VERY SMALL PUNCH LIST AND DECIDE I HAVE TO TAKE ONE MORE BEACH WALK.  THIS 1+ HOUR WALK WAS REWARDING BECAUSE I SAW DOLPHINS. ALWAYS A COSMIC / RELIGIOUS FEELING WHEN SEEING THESE MAJESTIC ANIMALS.  BUT , ONE THING MADE IT A LITTLE MORE SPECIAL.........A BABY DOLPHIN.  YEAH , A BABY DOLPHIN NO LONGER THAN 3 FEET WAS JUMPING OUT OF THE WATER PLAYING. HE DID IT ABOUT 5 TIMES AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS KINDA COOL.

   WELP , ON THE ROAD AND AWAY FROM  THE BEACH. IT IS BITTER SWEET BECAUSE THE SOONEST I CAN GET DOWN HERE AGAIN IS SEPTEMBER 6TH. YES , OUR CONDO IS BOOKED EVERY SINGLE DAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6TH. I WILL MISS THOSE BEAUTIFUL BEACH WALKS.

  LOOKS LIKE OUR ICE MAKER WAS FOUND AND WILL BE DELIVERED TO US....NOT AT HOME , NOT AT OUR LOCAL HOME DEPOT , BUT......AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  MAN , AGAIN THIS IS A GOOD THING I GUESS.

   WEED COMPANY PUSH US OFF ANOTHER WEEK. IT IS NOW 5 WEEKS PAST OUR SCHEDULED DATE. THE WEEDS ARE HIGHER THAN ME NOW.

  MAKE GOOD TIME HOME AND IS GREETED BY A HOWLING DOG. THAT IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING TO SEE AND HEAR. THE DOG JUST CRACKS ME UP.

  I AM ALSO GREETED BY MY ELDEST AND HER FRIEND ( ONE OF MY FAVORITES ) FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES BECAUSE THEY WENT SHOPPING AT THE MALL.

   SOME INTERESTING THINGS HAPPEN TONIGHT.  I CHILLED AT HOME FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AND EVEN GOT ANOTHER EPISODE OF " WALKING DEAD " IN BEFORE I HEADED BACK OUT.

   A BAND I THOUGHT WAS CANCELLED ENDED UP STILL PLAYING HERE EVEN THOUGH THE PROMOTER DID NOT RETURN ANY OF MY EMAILS.  THE BAND MEMBERS OF A FEASTING BEAST WERE SUPER COOL. THEIR MUSIC.........WELL , SUPER LOUD. SO LOUD THE LOCAL POLICE SHOWED UP FOR A NOISE COMPLAINT. THE GOOD THING THEY ONLY HAD ONE MORE SONG SO A PATRON JUST CLOSED THE FRONT DOOR.

  LITTLE BUMPY START FOR THIS FLORIDA BASED BAND. I TOLD THEM THEY COULD PARK IN OUR BACK LOT ALL NIGHT. I WAS GOING TO LEAVE OUR STORAGE / BATHROOM OPEN FOR THEM , HAVE ACCESS TO WATER , INTERNET , AND RUN AN EXTENSION CORD FOR ELECTRIC BUT OUR NEIGHBOR SPOOKED THEM BY CURSING THEM OUT FOR PARKING BACK THERE. I WALKED OVER AND HAD SOME WORDS TO MAKE EVERYTHING OKAY. THE BAND I GUESS FELT UNCOMFORTABLE AND DROVE TO A CAMP SITE LATER THAT NIGHT.

  THE GOOD THING I GOT TO HANG OUT WITH BIG B. ALL NIGHT. IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HEAR HIM RANT ABOUT SUBJECTS. HE IS SO ENTERTAINING.

   CAVS FALL IN GAME 3. DOWN 0 - 3 GOLDEN STATE IS ON THE BRINK OF WINNING ANOTHER NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. OH , MORE LEBRON NEWS - BESIDES POSSIBLY GOING TO THE 76ERS THERE IS STRONG EVIDENCE THAT HE COULD GO TO HOUSTON OR...................GOLDEN STATE. IF HE GOES TO THE WARRIORS THAN THEY WILL WIN THE NEXT 5 NBA TITLES.

  I GIVE BIG B. AND A PATRON A RIDE HOME. AT OUR HOUSE I CHILL WITH WHEELS WHO HAD A NICE BUSINESS DINNER WITH A HIGH UP REP OF HER COMPANY.  WE CHILLED AND WATCHED THE END OF THE NBA FINAL AND THE PHILLIES. WELL  , YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN GAME 3 OF THE NBA FINALS , BUT HOW ABOUT THOSE PHILLIES ?

  I HAVE DONE THIS ABOUT 20 TIMES IN MY LIFE AND I WOULD SAY 18 HAVE COME TRUE. THE PHILLIES TAKE THE LEAD 5 - 3 AFTER BEING DOWN 3 - 0.  OUR PITCHER , WHO HAS NOT GIVEN UP A RUN IN 12 STRAIGHT GAME AND HAS AN E.R.A. OF ZERO ENTERS THE 9TH INNING. OUR BEST PITCHER HAS ONLY GIVEN UP 2 HITS IN 30 INNINGS PITCHED SO WHY THE HELL WOULD I SAY TO WHEELS , " I GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS GAME. " THE CUBS WIN ON A WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM. IT IS SICKENING HOW PHILLY TEAMS LOSE.

  I WATCH ONE MORE " WALKING DEAD " EPISODE TO END THE NIGHT. AGAIN , IT WAS EXCELLENT.

   THURSDAY          6 - 7 - 18

  I THINK THE WORDS " WE LEFT YOUR HOUSE EXACTLY HOW WE FOUND IT " ARE QUITE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I THINK THEY MEAN.

  START MORNING SHOWERING WITH THE PUP. THE DOG IS SO GOOD SHE CAME RIGHT INTO THE STALL. I ACTUALLY HAD TO SEND HER BACK OUT BECAUSE I NEEDED TO SHAVE AND SHOWER FIRST. OH , THE REASON FOR SHOWERING WITH THE DOG ?......SHE GOT " SKUNKED " LAST NIGHT. 2 YEARS AGO SHE GOT SKUNKED 4 TIMES IN ONE SUMMER. LAST SUMMER SHE HAD 0 HITS. THIS SUMMER WILL BE HER FIRST.

  GIVE MY YOUNGEST A RIDE TO SCHOOL. I LET HER GO IN LATE. I LOVE EVERY SECOND WITH THIS KID. WE JOKED DURING THE RIDE.

  A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE AND OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE DAY. I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND RETURN HOME.

  BRING THE RABBIT OUTSIDE TO THE PEN.  I HAVE TO COME UP WITH ANOTHER WAY OF CARRYING THE THING......MAN IT WIGGLES.

  TO MY SURPRISE 2 ICE MAKERS WILL BE ARRIVING ON TIME......GO FIGURE.

   WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " W. D. " WHILE DOING NAIL BOOKS. AGAIN......EXCELLENT.

   BEGIN PACKING FOR ANOTHER TREK TO MY FAVORITE PLACE. WHEELS GETS HOME FROM WORK AND HELPS.

   WHEELS DRIVES WHILE I GET SOME TEXTING DONE. WE HAVE A GOOD CONVERSATIONS ON THE 75 MINUTE RIDE.

  SETTLE IN AND UNLOAD.  OUR LAST RENTER SAID " HE LEFT THE HOUSE LIKE HE FOUND IT ". WELL , I FOUND STUFF.....BOTTLE OF GIN , 5 BEERS , SOAPS , ICE CREAM , FOOD , SHAMPOOS , WINDOW OPEN , DOOR CHAIN UNLOCKED , AND THE MAIN ONE.......OUR TV'S NOT WORKING IN 2 ROOMS.  THE GAME ROOM TV I FIXED VERY QUICKLY BUT OUR MAIN ROOM TV I WAS PISSED. I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES TRYING TO GET THE RIGHT " INPUT " AND THAN DECIDED TO MOVE THE TV AWAY FROM THE WALL AND LOOK BEHIND IT......THE FUCKING CABLE WIRE WAS DISCONNECTED!!  IF WE DID NOT COME UP HERE THE NEXT RENTER OR OUR CLEANER WOULD OF NEVER FIGURED IT OUT.  I FIXED IT.

  CALL A CHIMNEY SWEEP. ACTUALLY , I CALLED 6 OF THEM AND A NICE GUY CALLED ME AS WE WERE DRIVING HERE.

   WHEELS AND I HEAD OUT AND STOP AT THE MARKET FOR TONIC AND LIMES. SINCE THE LAST RENTER LEFT GIN I MILES BE DRINKING GIN & TONICS WITH A LIME. I ACTUALLY ENJOYED THEM.

  OUT TO DINNER AT OUR FAVORITE PLACE HERE......" CHARLIE WEAVERS ". THE PLACE WAS FULL AND SERVICE WAS DELAYED BUT I WAS OKAY WITH IT. IT JUST MEANT MORE TIME TO CHILL WITH WHEELS. I TOLD WHEELS " SHE LOOKED BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVED HANGING WITH HER " AS WE TOLD STORIES BACK AND FORTH. AGAIN , VERY GOOD FOOD. WE GOT TERIYAKI AND BUTTER GLAZED WINGS ,  CLAMS , SHRIMP , AND SCALLOPS , ST LOUIS RIBS , MASHED POTATO , SPLIT BEANS , AND A LARGE ROASTED BBQ CHICKEN. WE ENJOYED DRINKING WINE AND TALKING TO A LOCAL AND OUR WAITRESS. TOTAL BILL.......$42.

   AGAIN , I REALLY ENJOYED HANGING WITH WHEELS TODAY AND TONIGHT. 

   PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND CAPS WIN THEIR FIRST STANLEY CUP.

  ON A SUPER SAD NOTE. A MAN WHO I REALLY LIKED AND WATCHED HIM ON TV ALOT HAS DIED. I AM ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED HE COMMITTED SUICIDE AT 61 YEARS OLD. I SHAKE MY HEAD ON THIS ONE AND JUST SAY WHY ? ANTHONY BOURDAIN YOU WILL BE MISSED.

   FRIDAY       6 - 8 - 18

 YOU CAN NOT RELY ON OTHERS...........MY INFAMOUS ANTENNAS TOLD ME THIS WOULD HAPPEN.

   MET A TECHNICIAN WHO EXPLAINED EVERY DETAIL AND LAWS OF HIS WORK. HE WAS OVER THE TOP EFFICIENT. I REALLY RESPECTED THAT.  THE GUY CAME TO OUR HOUSE 10 MINUTES EARLY WHICH IS ANOTHER THING I LIKE. BY 8AM HE WAS WORKING ON OUR WOOD STOVE.......HE WAS A CHIMNEY SWEEP AND MAN WAS HE GOOD.  HE RAN A LARGE SWIRLING BRISTLE UP AND DOWN THE FLU. HE CALLED ME OVER AND I SEE ALL THE OLD ASHE FALLEN TO THE STOVE.  HE SAID , " THIS IS WHAT I CLEANED TODAY."  IT WAS ABOUT 2 DUSTPANS FULL OF ASHE. HE TOLD ME THIS WOOD STOVE SHOULD BE CLEANED EVERY 3 YEARS. HE ASKED ," WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THIS WAS CLEANED ? " I TOLD HIM A LITTLE WHITE LIE AND SAID ," 5 -7 YEARS ". HE REPLIES ," WOW , THAT IS EXCELLENT " THE REAL ANSWER WAS , " NEVER ". YEP , THIS WAS THE 1ST TIME SWEEPING THE WOODSTOVE SINCE WE FINISHED BUILDING THE HOUSE IN 1993.

  IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE AND MAN IT IS TOUGH TO LEAVE SO WE STAYED ANOTHER DAY.  I HAD 2 CHORES THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE WHILE WHEELS WORKED FROM HOME.

   - INSTALL AN ICE MAKER KIT. I HAVE DONE THESE IN THE PAST BUT IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SO I FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS AND OF COURSE USED " GOOGLE ". I DID EVERYTHING RIGHT AND ......NO ICE. I TEXTED A FRIEND AND MY BROTHER BUT ALL OF US DID NOT KNOW WHY NO ICE WAS PRODUCING. THAN....." GOOGLE ". I THOUGHT ICE WOULD DROP WITHIN 2 HOURS. ALL OF US DID. WELL , I WAS WRONG. IT COULD TAKE UP TO 24 HOURS TO CYCLE. I WAITED AND ICE STARTED PRODUCING......NICE.

  - MAIN ROOM WINDOWS GET WINDEXED.

  - ALL WINDOW SILLS GET WIPED DOWN.

  - LEAF BLEW ALL 3 ROOFS AND GUTTERS AGAIN. AMAZING HOW QUICKLY SEEDLINGS FALLS.

  - SNIPPED BRANCHES ALL ALONG HOUSE AND DRIVEWAY. I NEEDED A LADDER SOMETIMES.

  - LEFT SOME SNACKS FOR OUR FRIENDS IN THE ATTIC SPACE. I ALSO CLEANED OUT 3 PLASTIC VENT LINES. I HAD TO RE-ZIP TIE ALL OF THEM. THIS IS NOT FUN SITTING IN AN ATTIC.

  -TAKE A BREAK AND GO TO LUNCH AT THE " WHITE HAVEN DINER ".  WHEELS HAS A B.L.T. CLUB AND I HAVE A CHEESE BURGER WITH LETTUCE , TOMATO , AND ONION. THE BURGER IS BIGGER THAN A DINNER PLATE. I EAT HALF AND SO DOES WHEELS. WE SPLIT ONION RINGS. TOTAL - $18.

   BACK HOME WE CONTINUE WORKING.

  - I SPACKLE AND SAND A CLOSET CEILING 3 TIMES. I USE A BOX FAN TO MAKE THE PROCESS GO QUICKLY.

  - I FINALLY SEE ICE PRODUCING AND IT IS BROWN.....YUMMY. I KNOW THE FIRST SEVERAL BATCHES YOU THROW OUT BUT MAN WAS IT GOOD TO SEE.  I INSTALL THE BACKING ON THE FRIDGE AND SECURE THE COPPER TUBING. ROLL THE FRIDGE INTO PLACE AND THIS IS ANOTHER PROJECT THAT CAN BE CROSSED OFF.

  - HOME DEPOT DELIVERS OUR ICE MAKER KIT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DELIVERED 2 WEEKS AGO. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW I ORDERED ONE ON MY OWN. THE DRIVER SHOWS ME AN OPEN BOX AND IT IS DIRTY. I ASK HIM , " WHY IS A BRAND NEW ICE MAKER DIRTY AND OPEN? " HE TELLS ME HE OPENED IT TO CHECK FOR ALL PARTS AND IT PROBABLY GOT DIRTY AT THE WARE HOUSE. " I SAID , " HOW DOES A BRAND NEW KIT SEALED IN PLASTIC GET DIRTY ? " .......SILENCE. I TOLD HIM TO TAKE IT BACK.

  - I CALL HOME DEPOT AND THE SAME SALES REP FROM 2 WEEKS AGO APOLOGIZES AGAIN. SHE TELLS ME TO VISIT HER STORE AND THE MANAGER WILL GIVE ME SOME KINDA OF COMPENSATION.  THE PROBLEM IS THE STORE IS IN WILKES BARRE.

  - EASY OFF WOOD STOVE GLASS DOOR. OH , THE CHIMNEY SWEEP ALSO CLEANED THE STOVE PART. WHEELS SAID , " IT IS THE CLEANEST I HAVE EVER SEEN IT. "

  - CAULK A KITCHEN COUNTER TOP.

  - SOME OTHER LITTLE PROJECTS TOO.

  ONE MAIN REASON FOR COMING UP IS OUR DEVELOPMENT HAS ONE WEEKEND A YEAR WHERE YOU CAN DUMP BULK TRASH. THEY BRING IN 40' DUMPSTERS AND PLACE THEM ON THE BEACH SIDE OF THE LAKE. YOU GET A PERMIT AND YOU CAN DUMP 1 VEHICLE WORTH OF STUFF. I FIGURED I WOULD USE THIS BULK TRASH THIS YEAR SINCE I HAD TO COME UP TO INSTALL AN ICE MAKER. MY PLAN WAS PERFECT UNTIL I INVOLVED SOMEONE.

  FOR 2 WEEKS I CALLED , EMAILED , AND TEXTED A PERSON WHO WAS GOING TO LEND A TRUCK TO US FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. MY ANTENNAS TOLD ME TO STAY ON TOP OF THIS. MY LAST TEXT WAS THURSDAY NIGHT CONFIRMING THE USE OF THE TRUCK , ADDRESS WHERE IT IS AT , AND WHERE THE KEY WAS HIDDEN. 2 WEEKS OF COMMUNICATION AND I HAVE ONE DAY TO GO. I SAID TO MYSELF , " SOMETHING IS GOING TO GO WRONG. "  I GET A TEXT THIS MORNING , " THE KEY IS IN MY POCKETBOOK AND NOT IN THE TRUCK. "  YEP , THIS PERSON WAS TRAVELING OUT OF STATE AND WOULD NOT BE BACK UNTIL SUNDAY......WE WOULD BE GONE BY THAN.  I F'N KNEW IT.

   SO , BACK UP PLAN B. AROUND 6PM , I GO UNDERNEATH OUR CRAWL SPACE. WITH A TRUCK I COULD GET RID OF EVERYTHING. WITH OUR NEW CAR I COULD GET RID OF 1/3. I WAS SO PISSED. I CONCENTRATED ON REMOVING ROLLED UP CARPETING FROM WHEELSTOCKS. YEP , SINCE 2006 THESE RUGS HAVE BEEN UNDERNEATH OUR HOUSE. SOME WERE WET AND SUPER HARD TO GET  OUTSIDE. ONE WAS TOO BIG SO I CUT IT INTO 4 PIECES. WITH THE HELP OF WHEELS WE LOADED OUR NEW CAR BOTH INSIDE AND ON TOP OF THE ROOF. WE ALSO CLEANED OUT SOME STUFF UNDER THE DECK. I WAS CONTENT ON HOW MUCH WE LOADED. TOMORROW I WILL GO TO THE DUMPSTERS. OUR PERMIT SAYS , " SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY BETWEEN 8AM - 6PM. " I LOOK ACROSS THE LAKE AND 2 OF THE 3 DUMPSTERS ARE ALREADY FILLED. PEOPLE STARTED EARLY......GO FIGURE.

  WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WALK DOWN TO THE LAKE WITH FISHING RODS AND BEER. WE SET UP A TABLE AND 2 CHAIRS. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AND WE FISHED FOR 2 HOURS. WE HAD BAIT LEFT FROM A RENTER AND THE TIME SPENT WAS SO RELAXING. WE CAUGHT FISH THE ENTIRE TIME.......SUNNIES , PERCH , AND ONE SMALL MOUTH BASS. FROGS CROAKING AND AUTUMN MOUNTAIN IN THE BACK GROUND WAS VERY COOL.

  WE WALK BACK HOME AND IT IS SURE NICE TO BE LAKE FRONT. WE CAN SET UP FISHING IN LASS THAN 2 MINUTES AND WE CAN BE BACK HOME IN 1 MINUTE. I LOVED IT.  WHEELS PREPPED FOR DINNER WHICH WAS OUR LEFTOVERS FROM CHARLIE WEAVERS AND WHITE HAVEN DINER. WE SAT ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE AND WATCHED NATURE AND PEOPLE FISHING. IT WAS GLORIOUS.

   I SET UP OUR Wii TO ACCESS NETFLIX. WE SETTLE INSIDE AND WATCH A WONDERFUL DOCUMENTARY ON THE BAND " THE EAGLES. " JOE WALSH IS HILARIOUS AND A WILD MAN. DON HENLY WAS A DICK AND GLENN FREY HAD GREAT STORIES AND GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. 

  WE ALSO WATCHED THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED AND THE CAVS LOSE TO THE WARRIORS AGAIN. GOLDEN STATE WINS NBA TITLE....AGAIN.

  OFF TO BED AROUND 11PM. I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD CONSIDERING MY NORMAL HABITS. THIS WAS A GOOD DAY OF WORK AND RELAXATION. SO MUCH SO , WHEELS TOOK MY BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT WAS DARN NEAR NORMAL.

  SATURDAY        6 - 9 - 18

  AGAIN.......TOUGH TO LEAVE.

  SLEPT DECENT TO 4:30AM AND NOW IT WAS TIME TO FINISH UP MY PUNCH LIST. I ONLY HAD 3 LEFT :

  1 - OUR NEW CAR IS LOADED WITH WHEELSTOCK CARPETING THAT IS WET AND PRETTY DIRTY. THIS CARPET HAS BEEN UNDER OUR HOUSE FOR OVER 15 YEARS. I DID HAVE 2 BLUE TARPS TO PROTECT THE VEHICLE SOMEWHAT. THERE ARE 4 HUGE 40' CONTAINERS ON THE BEACH. BULK TRASH BEGINS AT 8AM THIS MORNING. I WAS THERE AT 8AM AND 1 SECOND.

    - I SLOWLY DRIVE TO THE BEACH BECAUSE WE HAVE OLD CARPETS ON THE ROOF. A POLICE OFFICER GREETS ME AND I SAY , " SO , WHY ARE 2 OF THE 4 CONTAINERS ALREADY FILLED ? I THOUGHT THIS IS THE FIRST DAY. " THE OFFICER REPLIES , " BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN'T FOLLOW FUCKING RULES. "  I REPLY , " YEP , I SAW THEM YESTERDAY DRIVING UP. "  I PULL UP TO A CONTAINER THAT HAD A DOOR OPEN. THIS MADE IT MUCH EASIER TO UNLOAD THE HEAVY CARPET.  IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES I HAD EVERYTHING DONE. AGAIN , I AM VERY GLAD I UNLOADED THIS STUFF FROM UNDERNEATH OUR HOUSE AND DECK. I AM ALSO STILL BUMMING I DID NOT HAVE A TRUCK TO GET RID OF EVERYTHING......OH WELL , THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT YEAR.  I ALSO DRIVE TO OUR LOCAL DUMPSTER TO DUMP A BAG OF KITCHEN TRASH. YES , I ACTUALLY FELT BAD DUMPING THIS ONE SMALL BAG OF KITCHEN TRASH IN THE BULK DUMPSTER BECAUSE............WELL , THE CONTAINERS WERE FOR BULK.

  2 - FINISH CLOSET CEILING BY CAULKING THE EDGES AND PAINTING IT. I AM SEMI-SATISFIED WITH THE FINISHED PRODUCT MOSTLY BECAUSE IT IS A CLOSET AND WHO THE HECK LOOKS UP AT A CEILING IN A CLOSET. PLUS I DID IT FOR FREE. OH , PAINTING IN A CLOSET WITH SHELVING BLOWS.

  3 - INSECTICIDE THE HOUSE. LAST WEEK I DID THE OUTSIDE AND DECIDED TO SPRAY IT AGAIN. ALL WINDOWS AND DOOR THRESHOLDS WERE DONE ALONG WITH THE EXTERIOR WALLS WHERE IT MEETS THE GROUND....PLUS ANY OUTLETS LIKE VENTS AND SUCH.  I WAITED UNTIL EVERYTHING WAS OUT OF THE HOUSE AND SPRAYED THE INTERIOR. I ALSO " FLEX SEALED " THE CANOES AGAIN.

   WHEELS STARTS THE CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR DEPARTURE WHILE I DID THE 3 THINGS ABOVE. WHEN I WAS DONE I HELPED AND LOADED THE VEHICLE.  UNLOADING SUCKS BUT LOADING TO LEAVE TOTALLY BLOWS. I FRICKIN' LOVE THIS HOUSE.

   I TAKE A WONDERFUL SHOWER AND WE SAY GOODBYE TO THE GEESE AND THEIR GOSLINGS AS THEY WADDLE RIGHT ACROSS OUR FRONT DECK.

   STOP IN ALLENTOWN TO PICK UP A FAMILY MEMBER AND TAKE HIM OUT TO LUNCH. HE REQUESTED MCDONALDS WHICH IS A NO-NO ON MY DIET LIST BUT I DECIDED TO HAVE A " CHEAT " LUNCH. LET ME TELL YOU THIS MCDONALDS WAS THE MOST EFFICIENT I EVER SEEN. THERE WERE OVER 25 WORKERS WITH LIVE COMPUTER SCREEN READ-OUTS ON WHEN AND WHO WAS BEING SERVED ( BY NUMBER ) AND THEY HAD MANAGERS WALKING AROUND TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS TO OUR LIKING. THEY WERE ALSO OVER THE TOP FRIENDLY.

  DROP OFF FAMILY MEMBER AND HEAD HOME. I HAVE WHEELS DRIVE SINCE I AM GETTING SLEEPY. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 4:30AM. WE LISTEN TO THE PHILLIES.

  AS SOON AS WE PULL IN THE DRIVEWAY WE ARE GREETED BY THE KIDS , DOG , AND RABBIT. I MAY HAVE TEXTED THEM PRE-HAND. THEY HELP US UNLOAD AND WE SETTLE IN.  I AM TIRED SO I LAY ON THE COUCH. I FALL ASLEEP AND WAKE UP WITH THE PHILLIES LOSING BY 10 RUNS AFTER THEY HAD A 3 - 2......BLOW.

  I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD " WHICH WERE GOOD. WE ALSO HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER STOP BY TO SAY HELLO.

  WHEELS AND I STOP AT THE NAIL TO DROP SOME ICE OFF. WE HAD 4 BAGS OF ICE AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND I FIGURED USING THEM HERE.

  WE PICK UP MY PARENTS AND HEAD TO A DUAL 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. OVER A 100 COUSINS CELEBRATED AND I HAD A BLAST. GOOD FOOD , DRINK , AND MUSIC. I STAYED THE COURSE WITH MY GIN AND TONICS WITH A LIME.  NO BEER AND BRANDY REALLY BLOWS.  THE COUPLE WAS SURPRISED AND IT REALLY WAS A GOOD TIME. THE MEDITERRANEAN BANQUET HALL DID A GOOD JOB WITH SERVICE AND FREE VALET. OUR CAR WAS PARKED RIGHT AT THE FRONT DOOR WHICH WAS NICE BECAUSE THE LINE LEAVING WAS LONG.  I TOLD THE GUY ," I THINK THAT IS OUR CAR ? " HE SAID , " HOW MUCH HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING ? " I REPLIED , " IS ' ALOT ' A NUMBER ? " WE LEFT ALMOST RIGHT AWAY BUT WAITED 5 MINUTES BECAUSE A FUCKING URBER DRIVER PLAYED STUPID AND DID NOT MOVE HIS CAR OVER TO LET US OUT. HE ALSO BLOCKED THE WHOLE STREET AND CARS WERE BACKING UP. THIS PERTURBED ME A LITTLE. WE ALSO GOT INVITED TO AN AFTER PARTY BUT WE DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS MIDNIGHT....WAY TOO LATE.

  I POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE AND COPIED IN AT LEAST 20 COUSINS I KNEW WHO HAD ACCOUNTS.

  WE MADE GOOD TIME HOME BY AVOIDING THE SCHUYLKILL EXPRESSWAY. I MEAN IT WAS ONLY MIDNIGHT AND 76 WAS COMPLETELY BACKED UP......" NEVER TAKE THE SCHUYLKILL EXPRESSWAY.........EVER !! "

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH OUR KIDS AND PUP. ALWAYS A JOY TO SEE THEM. OF COURSE I HUGGED AND NUDGED THEM.  I HAD NO MORE BOOZE AND STAYED UP ONLY ANOTHER 30 MINUTES. IN FACT THE LAST HOUR I DID NOT DRINK AT THE PARTY.

  THIS WAS A GOOD FUN DAY.  MEETING ALL THE OLD SCHOOL AND YOUNG COUSINS WAS GREAT. I JOKED WITH EVERYONE ALL NIGHT.

  QUESTION - THE HELP WAS VERY GOOD AT THIS BANQUET HALL. ONE ADORABLE GIRL WHO TOOK OUR PLATES AND FILLED OUT WATER GLASSES WAS CUTE WHEN I ASKED , " THANKS FOR TAKING MY DINNER PLATE. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. CAN YOU REFILL THIS PLATE .....BROCCOLI RABE AND SAUSAGE HERE ON THE RIGHT , ZITI NEXT TO IT , SOME SALAD , AND ONE BUTTERED ROLL. I'LL WAIT HERE FOR YOU. " THE TABLE STARTS LAUGHING AND SO DOES THE GIRL.  SHE WALKS AWAY AND BUT THAN COMES BACK AND SAYS , " DO YOU REALLY WANT ME TO GET YOU A 2ND DINNER PLATE OF FOOD ?.......BECAUSE I WILL. "  I REPLY , " OH GOOD GOD NO. I'M ALREADY FAT AND I CAN'T HAVE YOU DO THAT DUE TO THE EMBARRASSING FACTOR. " I DID GO BACK FOR SECONDS LATER BUT TRIED TO RE-LOAD WITH CHICKEN AND SALAD......BLOW. 

  OH , WATCHING WHEELS WITH MY COUSINS IS SO AWESOME. I TELL HER TO GO SAY HELLO TO 2 OF MY FAVORITE COUSINS. SHE IS A LITTLE RELUCTANT AND SHYLY SAYS , " THEY ARE TALKING , MAYBE I SHOULDN'T BOTHER THEM. " AFTER A MINUTE , SHE WALKS UP BEHIND THEM AND THEIR FACES GLOWED WITH EXCITEMENT AND GLEE TO JUST TALK TO HER. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY TO SEE. ON THE DRIVE HOME SHE SAYS TO ME , " YOU WERE RIGHT ABOUT APPROACHING YOUR 2 FAVORITE COUSINS. THEY LAUGHED AT EVERYTHING I SAID. "

   THERE WERE TOO MANY JOKING AROUND STORIES TO TELL HERE..... A VERY GOOD TIME.

  SUNDAY        6 - 10 - 18

  WE CALL HER......" MOMMY MOVER ".

  BACK IN TOWN AND THE CRAPPY RAIN.  7 STRAIGHT WEEKENDS OF RAIN BUT WHEELS AND I WERE A LITTLE NERVOUS TODAY. 

   I ORDER A FRIGGIN' OUTDOOR RABBIT HUTCH FOR THIS FRIGGIN' RABBIT.  MY KID'S ROOM CAN NOT HAVE THIS ANIMAL IN IT BECAUSE ALL IT DOES IS PEE , POOP , AND EAT. THE CAGE GETS DISGUSTING IN JUST DAYS. WELL , IMAGINE AFTER 4 WEEKS ?  WE HELP OUR KID AT 10AM DO A FULL CLEAN OF EVERYTHING. THE RABBIT IS PUT OUTSIDE IN OUR GARDEN AND WE GO TO WORK. IT WAS NOT FUN.

  A NICE BREAKFAST WITH THE KIDS.  I HAVE A WONDERFUL SMOOTHIE WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS WHILE THEY HAVE EGGS , TOAST , BACON , JUICE , AND PORK ROLL. YEP......MY LIFE BLOWS.

  " WALK AND TALK ". I TELL OUR ELDEST I WANT TO DO A WALK AND TALK WITH HER. SO , HER , WHEELS , AND I WALK AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR ONE HOUR. IT WAS WONDERFUL. I THINK IT IS GOOD FOR OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR KID TO JUST TALK ABOUT LIFE AND HOW MUCH MONEY WE HAVE TO " FRONT " FOR HER.  IT WAS A JOKE BUT SHE IS STARTING A NEW LIFE IN AN APARTMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND IT CAN BE STRESSFUL.

   WHAT MADE US NERVOUS IS THE KID ASKS US TO TRAVEL TO OUR VACATION PROPERTY BY HERSELF IN THE RAIN. I WAS VERY RELUCTANT SO WE ASKED HER TO TAKE THE DOG.  WE LOADED HER UP AND IN 2 HOURS SHE WAS CHILLING AT OUR HOUSE.  I CALLED AND TEXTED HER SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

   I HANG OUT AND WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". ONE EPISODE WAS SUPER DISTURBING AND HEART BREAKING. WHEELS HEARD ME CRYING.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND DO THE DOOR.  THE RAIN CAME DOWN BUT ALL THE BANDS WERE COOL. MUSIC WAS GOOD.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND MAKE ONE VODKA / SODA WATER. IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SAM ADAMS AND BRANDY.......BLOW. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " BROCKMIRE " WHICH WERE GOOD.

  OFF TO BED AND BACK TO SLEEPING POORLY. AT THE MOUNTAIN AND CONDO I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. HERE BACK HOME.......... A FAMILIAR GETTING UP AT 1AM , 2AM , 3:30AM AND MORE. ANYWAY , I WAKE UP MORE PARCHED THAN WALKING THE SAHARA DESERT. I REACH UP TO MY WINDOW SILL WHERE I KEEP 3 BOTTLES OF WATER.....NOT ONE WAS THERE.  " MOMMY MOVER " HAD STRUCK AGAIN.

   MONDAY     6 - 11 - 18

   LEBRON JAMES TRASHES OUR CIGARETTE DISPENSER AND METAL TRASH CAN ? I ARRIVED AT THE NAIL SUNDAY MORNING TO FIND 100'S OF WET SOAKED CIGARETTE BUTTS AND TRASH ON THE GROUND. AT FIRST I THOUGHT OF MY NEIGHBOR AND WHAT I MIGHT OF DONE TO PISS THEM OFF. BUT I CHECKED SURVEILLANCE AND SOME HOMELESS GUY THAT LOOKS LIKE LEBRON JAMES SIFTED THROUGH OUR TRASH FOR USED CIGARETTE BUTTS ( NOW THAT IS A HARD HABIT TO BREAK ) AND A BAG OR MAYBE EVEN AN UNFINISHED BEER. I CONTACTED MY SURVEILLANCE TEAM AND THEY MADE ME A 15 MINUTE VIDEO WHICH I POSTED ON FACEBOOK. IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS IT GOT 600 VIEWS. MY HEADLINE WAS " LEBRON JAMES TRASHES THE NAIL ". EVEN MORE FUNNIER SOMEONE COMMENTED " THIS IS FAKE ". HE'S A SMART GUY.

  THE SILVER LINING IS.....OUR TRASH IS EMPTIED. IT ONLY TOOK ME MINUTES TO DUST PAN AND BROOM THE TRASH AND BUTTS UP.

   IT'S A DECISION I MADE THAT ACTUALLY WAS EASIER THAN I THOUGHT.  DO I VISIT MY ELDEST ? I WEIGHED MY OPTIONS. THE BADS - I WOULD CLOSE THE NAIL FOR 2 DAYS. THIS IS NEVER A GOOD THING. I WAS JUST THERE , USING A 2ND CAR THAT IS NOT TOTALLY RELIABLE , AND THAN I SURMISED ONE THING ABOVE ALL MY GOODS AND BADS OF VISITING..........HOW OFTEN DO THESE TIMES COME AROUND THAT I COULD SPEND TIME WITH MY KID.

  TRUMP MEETS WITH KIM. THIS IS A GOOD THING RIGHT ? I AM NOT A FAN OF TRUMP BUT THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED IN 72 YEARS. THE IRAN DEAL HE PULLED OUT WE WERE PAYING 150 BILLION DOLLARS. WE NOW PAY NOTHING. THIS IS GOOD RIGHT ?

  YOUNGEST STAYS HOME FROM SCHOOL NOT FEELING REALLY WELL. I SEE IT AS I GET TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HER.

  SPEND SOME TIME DOING THE BOOKS. I DO THE FIRST 25% AND THAN WHEELS FINISHES IT. I AM NOT SURE HOW WE DID LAST MONTH SINCE I HAD TO LEAVE BUT IF IT WAS THE BEST WE EVER DID IN 21 YEARS I AM SURE WHEELS WOULD TEXT OR TELL ME PRETTY QUICKLY.

  GOING ON 6 WEEKS NOW AND OUR WEEDING COMPANY JUST SENDS AUTOMATED RESPONSES NOW.I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE FLOOD OF CALLS AND EMAILS.  THEY DON'T ANSWER PHONES ANYMORE AND EMAILS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME.  HOW ARE PEOPLE USING THIS COMPANY AND NOT PISSED OFF ?  SCHEDULE SOMETHING MAY 1ST AND IT IS NOW JUNE 16TH. OUR WEEDS ARE NOW 5 FOOT HIGH.

  WATCH 2 " WALKING DEAD " EPISODES. THIS SHOW IS PICKING UP SPEED BIG TIME.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY AFTERNOON TO MEET WITH MERCURY AMUSEMENT. I ALSO FOUND OUT OUR GATE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. THE HARD RAIN MIGHT HAVE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT BECAUSE I LEFT AT 11PM LAST NIGHT AND IT WORKED FOR ME.

  SMALL INCONVENIENCE BUT IT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME. WHEN SITTING OR STANDING BY THE FRONT BAR IT IS TOUGH TO SEE THE 6 CAMERA VIDEO SURVEILLANCE MONITOR. YOU CAN ONLY SEE 1/2 OF THE " OUT FRONT " SCREEN. SO TODAY , NOT REALLY KNOWING WHAT I'M DOING , I TOOK APART OUR SYSTEM AND RESTRUCTURED THE CAMERAS. THE FIRST TIME I MOVED THE ORDER OF THE CAMERAS IT WAS PERFECT. I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND THE CAMERA ORDER WHEN BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS. I SAID TO MYSELF , " OH SHIT , I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING HERE. " I TOOK IT APART A 2ND TIME AND MOVED THE CAMERA MONITOR TO MY LIKING USING MY COMPUTER MOUSE. I ACTUALLY REMEMBERED A SECURITY TECH SHOWING ME THIS. I LET IT SIT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND THE ORDER OF CAMERAS STAYED THE WAY I WANTED IT. BASICALLY I MOVED OUR  FRONT CAMERA TO THE FAR RIGHT OF OUR MONITOR TV.  IT WAS ON THE FAR LEFT WHICH YOU COULD ONLY SEE HALF. NOW , FAR RIGHT AND IT IS EASILY SEEN.

  GET SOME MORE ODD JOBS DONE AND BY 10PM I DECIDE TO CLOSE SINCE NO ONE IS HERE. OF COURSE , 2 PEOPLE WALK IN. I FELT BAD KICKING THEM OUT. I DID NOT FEEL BAD WHEN I SAW THEM LITTERING CIGARETTE BUTTS AFTER I LEFT. YEAH......I WATCH SURVEILLANCE OCCASIONALLY.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " HOMELAND " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

  IN BED BY 11:30PM.  I TOSSED AND TURNED ALL NIGHT........BLOW.

  TUESDAY       6 - 12 - 18

   YEP.........THIS WAS THE RIGHT DECISION.

   DAUGHTER TIME OR NAIL TIME.....IT REALLY WAS AN EASY DECISION. SO I LOADED UP.

   ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME MY KID IS STILL SLEEPING. I UNLOAD AND BEGIN SEWING MY FAVORITE SWEAT SHORTS.  YES.......I SAID SEWING. I ALSO WAS GREETED EXTREMELY HAPPILY BY OUR PUP. SO GOOD TO SEE HER TOO.

   I TAKE THE PUP FOR A WALK AROUND THE LAKE. THE WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE.

   ELDEST GETS SOME LUNCH WHILE I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " WALKING DEAD " TO CATCH UP WITH HER. I AM CRUSHED ON A CHARACTER THAT GETS KILLED OFF. MY ELDEST WATCHING IT WITH ME CRIES EVEN THOUGH SHE SAW THIS EPISODE. THIS RUINS MY MOOD A LITTLE.

  OFF TO THE MOVIES TO SEE " DEADPOOL 2 ".   A FAMILY MEMBER TOLD ME IT WAS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL " DEADPOOL ".  UHMMMMM.....NOT EVEN CLOSE.  STORY LINES AND BELIEVABILITY WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND NON REALISTIC. I WAS SEMI-DISAPPOINTED WITH ALL THE HYPE OF THE MOVIE. I ACTUALLY ALMOST FELL ASLEEP TWICE. ON THE GOOD END SPECIAL EFFECTS AND ONE LINERS WERE VERY GOOD.

  AFTER THE MOVIE WE STOP AT WALMART. THE ONE HERE IS HUGE. WE ONLY BUY A COUPLE OF THINGS AND ROLL OUT.

  NEXT STOP IS " DAMON'S GRILL ". LAST WEEK I WAS WITH WHEELS , THIS TIME I AM WITH MY ELDEST. AGAIN , THE WORKER THAT SITS US IS OVER THE TOP POLITE AND MY KID ACTUALLY SAYS , " I LOVE HIM ". I AM THOROUGHLY ENJOYING A LITTLE DADDY / DAUGHTER TIME. WE ORDER WINGS , RIBS , CAESAR SALAD , AND A VERY SMALL MAC & CHEESE AND SPLIT IT.  WE HAVE ENOUGH LEFTOVERS FOR A 2ND MEAL AND MORE.

  BACK HOME WE TAKE A WALK WITH THE PUP. MY KID WANTS ICE CREAM SO I MAKE A DEAL. IF SHE WOULD WALK WITH ME AGAIN AND PLAY BASKETBALL WE WILL GO FOR ICE CREAM. AFTER THE FIRST WALK WE GRAB THE BASKETBALL AND FILL IT WITH AIR. WE TAKE OUR 2ND WALK WITH THE PUP AND SEE DEER. IT IS PRETTY COOL. WE PLAY BASKETBALL FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. MY KID WON BOTH GAMES. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND.

  BACK HOME AGAIN WE DRIVE TO THE LOCAL ICE CREAM PARLOR. IT CLOSES AT 9PM AND WE GET THERE AT......9PM. THE YOUNG GIRLS SERVE US WHICH I THOUGHT WAS COOL.  WE DRIVE BACK HOME.

  INSIDE WE CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH A VERY FUNNY COUPLE OF EPISODES OF " DRUNK HISTORY ". WE ALSO WATCH THE PHILLIES HOLD ON TO A MUCH NEEDED WIN.

  WE END THE NIGHT WATCHING ONE EPISODE OF " WALKING DEAD ". AGAIN , A GOOD CHARACTER GETS KILLED OFF. I HAVE DETERMINED EVERY CHARACTER WILL DIE EVENTUALLY.  THE EPISODE WAS VERY GOOD.

  I HEAD TO BED AROUND 11PM AND WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE MORE AND JUST SETTLE IN. I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.

   WEDNESDAY       6 - 13 - 18

   I KINDA FELT LIKE " HANSEL & GRETEL "...................

   THE DAY WAS OVERCAST BUT TEMPS WERE NICE ENOUGH TO MOVE AROUND. I GET MORE NORMAL STUFF DONE AND DO VERY MINOR PUNCH LIST THINGS. I AM SO NOT USED TO COMING HERE AND NOT DOING ANYTHING. I AM NOT SURE IF I LIKE IT OR NOT.  THE HOUSE IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND I KEEP LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO.

  I ALSO SET TRAPS IN OUR ATTIC. THE TRAPS ARE BEING SET OFF BIG TIME. THIS TIME I PLACE " BAIT " AROUND. THE NEXT MORNING MOST OF THE BAIT WAS EATEN AND ONLY ONE TRAP OF 5 WAS SET OFF. WHATEVER ANIMAL ATE THAT STUFF IS GOING TO HAVE A SERIOUS STOMACH ACHE.

   DUMPSTERS ARE STILL ON THE BEACH. THE IDEA CROSSES MY MIND TO GO UNDER THE CRAWL SPACE AND GET MORE BULK TRASH LIKE THE OLD METAL CANOES I CUT UP IN PIECES BUT DECIDE NOT TO.

   FIX MY VAN HATCH DOOR AND TEST IT. IT BREAKS.....NICE. WASH THE NEW CAR AND IT RAINS......NICE.  TRY TO FIX A WATCH FOR THE 5TH TIME TO NO AVAIL. I SPEND THE DAY CHARGING BATTERIES. IF I COULD ONLY TEACH MY KIDS. THEY USE " AA " BATTERIES FOR THE Wii REMOTE. AFTER A WEEK OR SO THE BATTERIES DIE. IF YOU TAKE THEM OUT AND CHARGE THEM AFTER EACH USE THEY WILL LAST A LITTLE OVER 40 YEARS.

  I TAKE A WALK. ABOUT 20 SECONDS INTO THE WALK I SEE A BEER CAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I WALK BACK TO OUR HOUSE AND GRAB AN EMPTY BAG. NOW , I WILL PICK UP TRASH ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD WHERE EVER I WALK. I HAVE MY IPOD AND HEAD PHONES SO TIME TO EXPLORE.  I DECIDE TO TAKE NEW ROADS I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH. IN ABOUT 40 MINUTES I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I AM BUT I DO KNOW WHICH DIRECTION ( I THINK ) THE LAKE IS.  I TRUST MY INSTINCTS AND KEEP WALKING AND TURNING WHERE I THINK I SHOULD.

  I SAW A TON OF DEER AND A TINY BABY FAWN. I ALSO SAW SOME REALLY COOL BIG HOMES I DID NOT KNOW WERE BACK HERE.  THEY WERE QUITE IMPRESSIVE. THE WHOLE WALK OF 90 MINUTES I SAW 2 CARS AND 2 PEOPLE. I ALMOST ASKED A FATHER AND DAUGHTER " WHICH WAY IS THE LAKE " BUT I DIDN'T. I RECOGNIZE ONE STREET CALLED " SUNSHINE DRIVE " AND REMEMBER IT FILTERS TO THE MAIN ROAD OF THE DEVELOPMENT. I FOLLOW IT AND IT DROPS ME OFF RIGHT BY THE DUMPSTER AREA. MY LARGE BAG IS NOW FULL SO I DUMP IT RIGHT THERE.

  WEIRD - AT THE DUMPSTER I SHOULD WALK THE MAIN ROAD TO LAKE DRIVE AND THAN AROUND THE LAKE TO OUR HOME. BUT , FOR SOME REASON , I DECIDE TO CUT THROUGH THE WOODS. I EVEN TOLD MYSELF TO STICK WITH THE STREETS BUT AT THE LAST SECOND I DID THE SHORT CUT. I AM GLAD I DID BECAUSE HALF WAY THROUGH THE WOODS I SEE A RED HEADED WOOD PECKER THAT LOOKS PREHISTORIC HOP HIS WAY UP A TREE. I TRY TO TAKE 2 PICTURES OF HIM. HE IS CALLED A PILEATED WOODPECKER.  EVEN COOLER WHEN I GET HOME I TELL MY KID AND SHE SAYS LOOKING OUT OUR WINDOW , " IS THAT THE WOODPECKER YOU SAW ? "  THE BIRD FOLLOWED ME FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE IN THE WOODS TO OUR FRONT PATH. I NOW HAVE A KINSHIP WITH THE BIRD.

  I WANT TO DO SOMETHING OUTSIDE WITH MY KID SO WE GRAB THE CANOE ALONG WITH OARS , SEATS , AND LIFE JACKETS. WE ALSO TAKE THE PUP. IT WILL BE HER FIRST TIME IN A CANOE THAT I CAN REMEMBER.  WE CRUISED AROUND THE LAKE TWICE NOTICING AND GATHERING SOME COOL STUFF.  HERE ARE SOME I CAN REMEMBER :

  - 2 PAIRS OF CANADIAN GEESE AND THEIR 7 GOSLINGS ALONG WITH A SOLO GOOSE.

  - TONS OF INSECTS FLYING JUST ABOVE THE WATER. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY CHANCE THIS BECAUSE FROGS AND FISH WERE GETTING THEM.

  - 3 FISHING BOBBERS IN THE WATER ONLY ACCESSIBLE VIA BOAT. SO WE GOT THEM ALL.

  - ONE BOBBER MY ELDEST KEPT PULLING UP FISHING LINE. I SAID , " OH MY GOD , HOW MUCH LINE IS THERE ? " BEFORE WE KNEW IT SHE WAS PULLING IN THE TOP AND A WHOLE FISHING ROD. THE ROD IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND WORKS. I CLEANED IT UP WHEN WE GOT HOME.

  - SAW ALOT OF FISH INCLUDING A RARE PICKEREL WHICH IS THE BARRACUDA OF THE LAKE.

  - THE LAKE BOTTOM IS DARK BROWN TO BLACK. WE KEPT NOTICING WHITE SANDY CIRCLES. WE LOOK EVEN CLOSER AND EACH CIRCLE HAD ONE FISH IN IT. I JUST ASSUMED IT WAS THEIR HOME AND THEY WERE PROTECTING IT. MAYBE EVEN A SPAWNING TYPE OF THING. I BELIEVE IT WAS BASS DOING THIS BUT I DID NOTICE THE FISH HAD A BLACK SPOT ON IT WHICH I AM PRETTY SURE BASS DO NOT. I ALSO THINK THE MALE SUNFISH HAS A BLACK SPOT ON IT BUT I DID NOT KNOW THEY FORM CIRCLES. EITHER WAY IT WAS COOL.

  I PADDLE TO THE EDGE OF THE LAKE AND TAKE PICTURES OF MY KID AND OUR PUP IN THE CANOE. I POST FACEBOOK PICTURES OF THE DEER , WOODPECKER , AND MY ELDEST & DOG IN THE CANOE. ALOT OF FAMILY RESPONDED. ONE COUSIN TOLD ME THE NAME OF THE WOODPECKER.

  WE WATCH SOME " WALKING DEAD " AND IT IS OKAY TO GOOD.

   WE GET DRESSED AND HEAD OUT TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. I INTRODUCE OUR WAITRESS " MIKE " TO MY DAUGHTER. THIS SAME WAITRESS HAS SERVED ME 3 TIMES IN 3 WEEKS. SHE LEAVES AFTER I INTRODUCE MYSELF AND MY KID. MY ELDEST SAYS , " THAT LADY HAS NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE. "

  ONE GOOD THING I DID. I WAS GOING TO MAKE LEFTOVERS BUT MY ELDEST SAID , " I THOUGHT YOU SAID WE GO OUT TO DINNER ? " SO , I DECIDED TO MAKE ONE RULE. SHE HAD TO LEAVE HER CELL PHONE HOME.

  AFTER DINNER WE STOP AT THE LOCAL MARKET TO PICK UP $4 STEAKS FOR HOME. TO ME THIS WAS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY BUT WHAT THE HELL. WE ALSO STOP AT THE LOCAL ICE CREAM PARLOR AGAIN. THREE TIMES ONE GIRL ASKED IF WE LIKE WHIPPED CREAM. THREE TIMES WE SAID NO. WE GOT WHIPPED CREAM.

  BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED. WE ALSO DO A FULL TILT FINISH THE SEASON BINGE WATCH FOR THE " WALKING DEAD ". WE FINISH SEASON 5 ON A " EH , IT WAS OKAY. "

   WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND FRIENDS GO TO SEE " DEADPOOL 2 ". THEIR OPINION WAS REVERSED THAN MINE AND MY ELDEST. THEY LIKED THE MOVIE FROM START TO FINISH.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD. IT WAS DARN CLOSE TO 1AM. I SLEPT UNTIL 6:30AM AND THAN RE-SLEPT UNTIL 8AM. TIME TO START THE DAY AND THE WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT.

  THURSDAY       6 - 14 - 18

   SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO ?

   SLEPT DECENT IN THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME. THE WEATHER IS PICTURE PERFECT AGAIN.  A WONDERFUL 71 DEGREES WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR SKIES.

   I BEGIN MY CHECK LIST AND PUNCH LIST.  I ALSO SEMI-BEGIN PACKING NOT KNOWING IF I WANT TO LEAVE.

   MY ELDEST GETS UP AND WANTS TO GO TO THE LOCAL DINER FOR BREAKFAST. WE HEAD THERE AND THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD AND THE PRICES ARE ALWAYS CHEAP.  WE HAD SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH SCRAPPLE , DICE POTATOES , AND 2 LARGE DOUGH TOAST , A WESTERN OMELET WITH AN ENGLISH MUFFIN AND DICED POTATOES , CHICKEN SALAD WITH HARD BOILED EGGS OVER A BED OF CRISP CHILLED LETTUCE AND TOMATO , AND COFFEE WITH AN EXTRA SMALL PITCHER FOR RE-FILLS. ALL FOR $19.  I TOOK MY CHICKEN SALAD HOME AND HAD IT FOR LUNCH LATER.

  BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP. I HAD TO MAKE A DECISION. SHOULD I ROLL HOME OR STAY ONE MORE DAY WITH THE PUP? MY ELDEST HAD TO HEAD HOME.  I DO NOT LIKE HER DRIVING ALONE SO I MADE THE DECISION TO GO WITH HER AND LEAVE THIS PARADISE. FOR SAFETY PURPOSES WE DROVE IN TANDEM AND I BROUGHT WALKIE TALKIIES TO COMMUNICATE THE WHOLE RIDE. THE WALKIE TALKIE COMES IN HANDY FOR SEVERAL REASONS - YOU CAN TALK DURING THE RIDE WHICH IS NICE , YOU CAN TELL THE OTHER PERSON WHAT YOUR DOING WITH TRAFFIC AND CHANGING LANES , AND IT PASSES THE TIME QUICKER.

  IN 75 MINUTES WE ARE HOME. I FRICKIN' LOVE THAT. DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY IN 75 MINUTES. WE UNLOAD AND BEGIN PUTTING THINGS AWAY. WE HAVE LEFTOVERS FROM 3 RESTAURANTS.

  WHEELS AND YOUNGEST COME HOME AND THEY ARE MORE HAPPY TO SEE THE PUP THAN ME. THE DOG JUST BRINGS THAT MUST JOY EVERY DAY.

   I LISTENED TO THE PHILLIES ON THE RIDE HOME BUT WATCHED THAT LAST 2 INNINGS AT HOME. IT WAS A GOOD WIN AND THEY TAKE THE SERIES 2 - 1. THEY HAVE NOT WON A SERIES IN A LONG TIME.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE WALKING DEAD " WITH MY ELDEST. IT IS SEASON 6 EPISODE 1. IT WAS VERY GOOD. I MEAN WHAT COULD GO WRONG WHEN " HERDING " 200,000 ZOMBIES ?

  TAKE A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

   BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " HOMELAND ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT DECENT. I DID WAKE UP AT 1:30AM AND 3:30AM BUT BESIDES THAT I SLEPT UNTIL 6AM.

   FRIDAY       6 - 15 - 18

  BACK IN THE BEAN TOWN AND TODAY WAS A ROUGH DAY......MOVING DAY.

  PUT THE RABBIT OUTSIDE AND BEGIN GASSING UP 2 OF 3 VEHICLES. I ALSO GASSED UP SOME GAS CANS.

  NEXT , I BEGIN LOADING 3 VEHICLES. UP AND DOWN OUR STEPS AND THINGS IN THE KITCHEN.  3 FRICKIN' VEHICLES BY MYSELF. THIS WAS NOT FUN. MY FAVORITE FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST STOPS BY TO HELP. THIS KID CRACKS ME UP , IS ADORABLE , AND WILL BE BARTENDING SATURDAY NIGHT WITH BOTH MY KIDS. SHE ALSO CUTS LAWNS CHEAP IF YOU NEED YOUR LAWN CUT.

   WE DRIVE 4 VEHICLES TO COLLEGE AND BEGIN THE PROCESS OF LOADING IN ALL STUFF TO A 2ND AND 3RD FLOOR 100+ YEAR HOME........WITH STAIRCASES THAT SPIRAL. I HAD QUEEN MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS. THE BOX SPRINGS WERE NO WAY IN HELL GOING UP.

   OUR ELDEST ROOM MATE ARRIVES WITH A U-HAUL. WE NOW HAVE 9 PEOPLE HELPING.......4 ARE COLLEGE GIRLS , 2 ARE BOYFRIENDS , AND 3 PARENTS. GUESS WHO WENT UP THOSE DAMN STEPS THE MOST ?  YEP , IT WAS A WORK OUT. 

   THE MOM OF THE ROOM MATE BROUGHT SANDWICHES WHICH WAS VERY COOL. I INSTALLED AN A/C UNIT WHILE EVERYONE ELSE HELPED PUT THE HOUSE TOGETHER. I ALSO MET THE LAND LORD WHO SEEMED COOL.

    I WAS EXHAUSTED SO WHEN EVERYTHING WAS DONE I ROLLED OUT. I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP ON THE 25 MINUTE RIDE HOME.

   AT HOME I TAKE A NAP FOR ONE HOUR AND MY YOUNGEST WAKES ME UP. OUR SECURITY SURVEILLANCE TECH CALLED ME BACK. ANOTHER UNANSWERED VIDEO HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT AT 2AM RIGHT ABOVE OUR ELDEST HEAD WHEN LEAVING THE NAIL.  14 MONTHS AGO I POSTED A VIDEO OF A WHITE ORB FLYING AROUND THE NAIL. WELL , TONIGHT THAT SAME ORB AND THE SAME TIME WAS NOW FLYING AROUND OUTSIDE IN THE PARKING LOT. THE TECH TAKES OVER MY COMPUTER AND UPLOADS THE VIDEO FOR ME. I CAN'T DO IT BECAUSE I AM AN IDIOT. I POSTED THE VIDEO ON FACEBOOK FOR PEOPLE TO SEE AND JUDGE.

 QUICK FUNNY STORY - OUR HOUSE GETS 3 COLD CALLS A DAY FROM VENDERS OR SOME ONE SELLING SOMETHING. MY SECURITY TECH CALLS ME BACK FROM A 1 - 800 NUMBER. MY YOUNGEST SEES THE NUMBER AND PICKS UP THE PHONE AND SAYS , " PLEASE REMOVE US FROM THE LIST " AND HANGS UP. THE TECH CALLED BACK GIGGLING.

  I WATCH 2 OF THE BEST EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD " YET. THEY WERE EXCELLENT. I HAVE STARTED SEASON 6.

  A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL AND I PREP FOR THE NIGHT. ONE BAND CANCELS AND I THINK IT WILL BE A SLOW NIGHT. I WAS GLAD I WAS WRONG FOR I CHECKED SURVEILLANCE AROUND 11PM AND THE DOOR MAN MOVED TO BEHIND THE BAR TO HELP THE BARTENDER. THIS IS A GOOD PROBLEM.

  I RIDE HOME AND SETTLE IN AT 8PM. WHEELS SAYS WE HAVE ANOTHER LIST OF STUFF TO GET FOR OUR ELDEST AT HER NEW APARTMENT. I ALSO NEED TO RE-LOAD MY SEATS AND TOOLS IN THE VAN. I TELL HER ," LET'S DO IT NOW SINCE I ONLY HAVE 2 HOURS BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. "  SO , WE LOAD MY VAN UP AND PLACE THE REMAINING LIST OF STUFF FOR OUR KID ON THE EDGE OF THE PATIO.

  AT 9PM I HAVE SEVERAL DRINKS OF VODKA , DIET TONIC , AND A LEMON. BEER AND BRANDY WOULD NOT OF TASTED THAT GOOD ESPECIALLY AFTER GOING UP AND DOWN 3 FLIGHTS OF STEPS IN A TIGHT OLD HOME THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON LIVED OUT.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH A GOOD DOCUMENTARY ON ANDRE THE GIANT.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " HOMELAND " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD TOO.

  BY 11:30PM I WAS OUT OF STEAM. I GO TO BED AND FALL ASLEEP QUICKLY.......ONLY TO BE AWAKEN AT 1:45AM BY MY ELDEST COMING HOME FROM COLLEGE TO PICK UP THE STUFF ON OUR PATIO AND THAN DRIVING BACK TO COLLEGE ONLY TO RETURN LATER THAT AFTERNOON TO WORK AT THE NAIL. YEP.......ZERO SENSE DRIVING THAT LATE AT NIGHT........ZERO.

  TOMORROW - 2 SIDE JOBS AND WORKING AT THE NAIL FROM 5PM TO 2AM...........NICE.

   SATURDAY       6 - 16 - 18

  NEVER SEEN THE SEPTA LOT SHUT DOWN EVER......THIS MADE ME NERVOUS.

  START MORNING EARLY AND HEAD TO HAVERTOWN TO PICK UP A FRIEND WHO IS HELPING ME ON 2 SIDE JOBS. WE DRIVE TO PLYMOUTH MEETING TO DO A TON OF LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENTS THROUGHOUT A LARGE OFFICEE BUILDING. SOME OTHER THINGS NEEDED TO BE FIXED TOO. THAN WE HEAD TO LANSDALE TO POLYURETHANE KITCHEN CABINETS , INSTALL A NEW SINK & FAUCET , SEAL A DRIVEWAY , AND PATCH SOME DAMAGED SIDING.  WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME ON BOTH JOBS AND HEAD BACK TO HAVERTOWN. I DROP HIM OFF AFTER HE GIVES ME A CABLE ROUTER FOR OUR KID AT COLLEGE.

  I STOP AT  THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I GET THE A/C GOING AND DO OTHER NORMAL THINGS.  HEAD HOME TIRED AND HURTING. I CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST FOR A LITTLE BIT AND TAKE A NAP FOR ONE HOUR.

  MAKE LUNCHES AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " W. D. " . IT WAS SLOW MOVING AND OKAY AT BEST.

  WHEELS HEADS TO THE BEACH WITH A FRIEND. THEY WILL GET PERFECT WEATHER. I'M CONTEMPLATING GOING BUT DECIDE TO STAY HOME.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY BIKE AND THE BANDS ARE THERE 1 HOUR EARLY.  ACTUALLY THEY SAID THEY GOT THERE 4 HOURS AGO......WAY TOO EARLY.  I LOAD THEM IN AND EVERYONE IS COOL.  IT IS DEATH METAL NIGHT WHICH IS NOT MY CUP OF TEA TO SAY THE LEAST. THE 1ST BAND WAS SO LOUD EVEN THE METAL HEADS WERE GOING OUTSIDE TO GET AWAY. I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. BEING THAT LOUD MEANS NO NEW FANS EVER AND OTHER BANDS WON'T WANT TO PLAY WITH YOU. I HAD 3 PEOPLE LEAVE DUE TO IT BEING SO LOUD.

  THE NEXT 4 BANDS WERE OKAY. OVERALL , THEY CONTROLLED THEIR LEVELS AND THE LAST 2 BANDS I ACTUALLY LIKED.  THEY WERE DOING 30 MINUTE SETS SO IT WENT QUICKLY. I TOOK SOME TIME TO TRAIN A NEW BARTENDER AND THE GIRL CRACKS ME UP.

  BY THE 5TH BAND , AROUND 11PM , I STARTED BUYING DRINKS AND INDULGED MYSELF. THE BANDS GOT DONE EARLY SO WE PLAYED POOL , LISTEN TO OLDIE MUSIC , AND TALKED SHOP. IT WAS A DELIGHT BECAUSE MY ELDEST AND HER FRIEND WERE THE BARTENDERS. IT WAS REALLY FUN JOKING AND LAUGHING WITH THEM UNTIL LATE NIGHT. WE ACTUALLY CLOSED THE BAR AROUND 11:15PM AND JUST HUNG OUT FOR 3 HOURS BY OURSELVES. THESE COLLEGE KIDS CRACK ME UP AND I PLAYED A LITTLE " TEST " GAME ON MY NEW TRAINEE BARTENDER.

  THE " TEST " - I DO THIS ALL THE TIME WITH MY ELDEST. I ASK THE NEW TRAINEE BARTENDER " M " ,  WHO IS JUST UNDER 21 YEARS OLD , AND NOT LEGAL TO DRINK , " HEY KID , TO BE A GOOD BARTENDER WHO SHOULD KNOW HOW ALCOHOL TASTES SO YOU CAN TELL CUSTOMERS. TAKE A SIP OF THIS GIN & TONIC AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. " SHE SHAKES HER HEAD YES AND REACHES FOR MY GLASS. I YELL , " WRONG ANSWER !!!! " 

  THE TEST PART II - THE SAME TRAINEE " M " IS STANDING NEXT TO ME. THIS TIME I HAVE A DIFFERENT DRINK AND I SAY , " HEY KID , I WAS ONLY KIDDING ABOUT TASTING THAT GIN & TONIC. YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW YOUR DRINKS AS A BARTENDER. TRY THIS VODKA / SELTZER AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. "  SHE LOOKS AND ME AND SAYS , " NO THANKS. I'M GOOD. "  I REPLY , " RIGHT ANSWER. IT IS NOW 1 - 1. " SHE GIGGLES. MY ELDEST SEES ME DO THIS AGAIN AND ROLLS HER EYES AND SAYS , " HE DOES THIS TO ME ALL THE TIME. "

  A CUTE 5 SECOND VIDEO - MY ELDEST IS FILMING HER FRIEND BARTENDER " M". SHE IS AT THE REGISTER AND WHILE BEING VIDEOED MY ELDEST SAYS , " HEY ' M ' , UNCLE ' G' IS COMING ". THE ADORABLE GIRL SAYS , " OH MY GOD. " AND RUNS TO THE BACK KITCHEN. IT WAS PRETTY CUTE.

  FRIDAY NIGHT WAS PACKED AND TONIGHT WAS SO SLOW. THEY ONLY SILVER LINING WAS THE PARKING SITUATION. SINCE THE SEPTA LOTS WERE BEING RE-PAINTED AND CLOSED WE WERE NOT IN DIRE STRAITS. I DID SOME FINESSING WITH OTHER LOTS AND IT WORKED OUT OKAY.

  BACK HOME LATE LATE NIGHT I SETTLE IN WITH ONE LIBATION AND WATCH A " WALKING DEAD " EPISODE.  IT WAS VERY GOOD AND I ALMOST TEXTED MY ELDEST ABOUT ONE MAIN CHARACTER.

  OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. THE DOG TOOK UP TOO MUCH ROOM. I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS ANYMORE.

  PHILLIES WITH A GOOD WIN ON A TEAM THAT HAS OUR NUMBER....THE BREWERS.

  THE HEAT WAVE IS COMING AND OUR GARDENS ARE THE WORST THEY EVER BEEN. WE ARE GOING ON 7 WEEKS WITH THE COMPANY THAT SCHEDULED US. THEY ARE AT THE POINT OF NO RETURN PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS......JUST AUTOMATED.  OH MAN DID I MAKE A BAD DECISION AND NOW I'M GOING TO PAY FOR IT.

    SUNDAY     6 - 17 - 18 ( FATHER'S DAY )

  MY GIFT TO MYSELF FOR FATHER'S DAY WAS TO DO NOTHING. I KINDA DID THAT.

  I WANTED JUST TO RELAX AND BINGE WATCH " THE WALKING DEAD ". AGAIN ..........I KINDA DID THAT.

  START MORNING DOING MY NORMAL STUFF. I DECIDED TO SIT IN FRONT OF THE TV AND PUT A RABBIT HUTCH TOGETHER. 3 HOURS LATER I HAD IT DONE. THE HUTCH IS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL AND WELL THOUGHT OUT TO ACCESS AND PROTECT THE RABBIT. THE DIRECTIONS..........WELL , THAT'S ANOTHER STORY. MY YOUNGEST AND ELDEST HELPED ME 2 HOURS AFTER I STARTED IT. THE BEST ADJECTIVE BY MY YOUNGEST WAS , " THESE DIRECTIONS ARE VAGUE. " I REPLY , " THAT IS THE BEST ADJECTIVE TO DESCRIBE THEM. "

  GET MY ELDEST OFF TO HER NEW APARTMENT. THE KID ROLLS OUT AND NOW IT IS ME , MY YOUNGEST , AND THE PUP. THE KID STUDIES WHILE ME AND THE PUP WATCH THE PHILLIES.  PHILS TAKE 2 OF 3 FROM THE 1ST PLACE BREWERS. THEY WON 10 - 9 AND ALMOST BLEW A 5 RUN 9TH INNING LEAD.

  MY KID HAS BEEN STUDYING FOR FINALS THE LAST 2 DAYS. I WANTED TO GET HER OUT OF HER ROOM FOR A CHANGE OF PACE. SHE ALWAYS FIGHTS ME A LITTLE BIT IN THE BEGINNING BUT ALWAYS HAS A GOOD TIME WHEN WE ARE DONE......ALWAYS.

  WE TAKE A NICE BACK ROAD MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. SHE EVEN SAID , " THAT WAS A LONG RIDE . " WE HANG OUT FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND ROLL OUT.

  NEXT STOP ........." WAWA ". I BUY THE KID DINNER FOR HELPING ME. WE SEE A NAIL REGULAR WHO WORKS THERE AND TALK TO HER FOR 10 MINUTES.

  NEXT STOP " RITA'S WATER ICE ".  WE GET SOME ICE CREAM AND SIT ON A WALL. I AM VERY SURPRISED THERE ARE NO BENCHES OR TRASHCANS AROUND. I ENJOY JUST CHILLING WITH THE KID.

  AN OLD REGULAR NAMED " MATTY B. " COMES OUT OF A RESTAURANT NEXT TO RITA'S CALLED " PIZZARELLA ". HE RECOGNIZES ME AND SAYS HELLO. HE INSTANTLY GOES INTO SALES MODE. HE WORKS AT THIS PIZZA PLACE AND TRIES TO SELL IT TO ME.  WE WALK IN TO GET MENU'S AND USE THEIR TRASH CAN FROM OUR ICE CREAM. HE PUSHES THEIR FOOD " USED CAR SALEMAN " STYLE AND SAYS IT IS REALLY REALLY GOOD. HE GIVE US 2 MENUS AND I THROW THEM OUT WHEN I GET HOME.  WHY DID I THROW THEM OUT ? HERE'S THE STORY :

 1ST - WE TRIED THIS PIZZA PLACE 6 MONTHS AGO AND IT WAS NOT GOOD.

 2ND - THE MAIN REASON I DISCARDED THE " USED CAR SALESMAN " APPROACH TO CONVINCE US WAS.......WELL , MATTY B USED TO BE A USED CAR SALESMAN.  YEARS AGO WE HAD A NEIGHBOR WHO LIVED BEHIND A HEDGE FROM OUR HOUSE. SHE HAD A DAUGHTER OUR KID'S AGE AND THEY PLAYED TOGETHER EVERY SO OFTEN. THE SINGLE MOM HAD NO MONEY AND NEEDED A CAR. I SUGGESTED USING MATTY B AND HIS PARTNER. SO , THESE GUYS GOT A CAR FOR OUR FRIEND. FROM THE START ALL KINDS OF MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE THE CAR NEVER GOT OUT OF THE MECHANIC SHOP. THEY SAID THEY GIVE HER THE MONEY BACK FROM THE PURCHASE.  SHE WAITED ONE YEAR AND USED ME AS THE GO BETWEEN. THE GUY WENT OFF THE GRID SO I GAVE OUR FRIEND FROM BEHIND THE HEDGE $1500 AND SAID , " I FOUND THE SALES GUY MATTY B. AND HE GAVE ME YOUR MONEY BACK. I HANDED HER THE MONEY AND SHE WAS SO HAPPY. I NEVER TOLD HER IT WAS ME GIVING THE MONEY OUT OF MY POCKET AND THE USED CAR SALESMAN NEVER CONTACTED ME AGAIN......UNTIL TODAY.

  WHEN LEAVING RITA'S WATER ICE I TOLD THE ABOVE STORY TO MY KID.

  BACK HOME I OFFER TO TAKE THE KID TO DINNER AT " BIGA'S ". SHE DECLINES BECAUSE SHE HAS ENOUGH FOOD. I KINDA WANTED TO TAKE THE KID OUT TO DINNER AND JUST CHILL FOR FATHER'S DAY AND SHOW HER THIS NEW RESTAURANT.  WE ENDED UP HANGING OUT AND WATCHING ABOUT 30 MINUTES OF THE LATEST SPONGE BOB MOVIE.

  I SETTLE IN AND WATCH 3 EPISODES OF " W. D. ".......... ALL OF THEM WERE VERY GOOD.

  WE MOVE THE RABBIT INTO HER NEW HUTCH. WE PUT HAY AND CARROTS IN THERE ALONG WITH NEW WATER FOR THE BOTTLE.  WE HAD THE RABBIT IN OUR GARDEN ALL DAY WHICH IS A HUGE CHANGE FROM THE BEDROOM'S LITTLE ENCLOSURE.

  OFF TO BED AROUND 1AM AND I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 6AM. I HAD A COOL DREAM THAT I TOTALLY FORGOT.

   MONDAY        6 - 18 - 18

  EVERYWHERE I WATCH TV OR INTERNET THERE ARE ADS FOR FAT BURNING SUPPLEMENTS OR LOW CALORIE DIETS OR SMOOTHIES OR EATING HEALTHY........KINDA GETTING SICK OF IT.

  MY ANTENNAS WERE RIGHT AGAIN. PHILLIES ARE WINNING 4 - 2 AND HERE COMES THE 9TH INNING.  I SAID TO MYSELF , " THEY ARE GOING TO BLOW THIS LEAD ".  WELP , OUR PITCHER STRIKES OUT THE SIDES AND USUALLY 3 STRIKE OUTS IS A GOOD THING.....EXCEPT WHEN THE CATCHER MISSES THE 3RD STRIKE AND THE ST. LOUIS CARDINAL RUNNER SCORES FROM 3RD BASE. CARDINALS TIE THE GAME AND THAN IN THE 10TH INNING THEY HIT A HOME RUN TO GO UP 1 RUN. OUR PITCHER THREW THE SAME EXACT PITCH IN THE SAME EXACT LOCATION TWICE IN A ROW. AGAIN , MY ANTENNAS WERE SPOT ON.

  BUT.........THE PHILLIES DO SOMETHING US PHILLY FANS ARE NOT USED TO.  MOST RALLIES END UP IN FAILURE. I CALL IT " SUCKING US IN ".  THIS GOES FOR ANY  PHILLY TEAM. THEY MAKE A MOVE TO WIN A GAME AND FALL SHORT. WELL TONIGHT , A " CARDINAL " SIN WAS MADE. CARDINAL LEFT FIELDER DIVES FOR A BALL WITH PHILLY RUNNERS ON 1ST & 2ND. THIS IS A NO-NO WHEN UP ONE RUN. HE DIVES AND THE BALL RICOCHETS OFF HIS FACE AND BOUNCES TO THE BACK WALL. BOTH RUNNERS SCORE EASILY AND THE PHILLIES WIN IN 10 INNINGS. WATCHING THE POST GAME WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

  CUT THE LAWNS IN THE HEAT. I THINK I KNOW WHY ONE LAWN MOWER WOULD NOT START. GOOD OLE BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE SEEMED TO WORK.

  PICK UP YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL ON MY MOTORCYCLE AT 9:30AM. MAN THERE WERE A TON OF PARENTS THERE. ONE MORE DAY OF SCHOOL AND MY KID IS DONE. I'M HAPPY FOR HER. WE TAKE A NICE SCENIC RIDE HOME.

  BACK HOME I MAKE BREAKFAST AND WE CHILL.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND DO MY NORMAL THINGS. I CONSOLIDATED 8 PUNCH LISTS INTO ONE.  I ALSO CHANGE THE MARQUEE TWICE , TAKE PICTURES , AND POST BAND FACEBOOK ADS FOR THE COMING WEEK. ( I DO THIS EVERY WEEK )

  I HEAR THUNDER AND IT MAKES ME NERVOUS SINCE I HAVE MY MOTORCYCLE HERE. I ROLL OUT AND NO RAIN COMES.

  TALK TO MY ELDEST AND YOUNGEST JUST TO CHECK IN ON THEM.

  CHILL AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " THE WALKING DEAD ". THE MOVE INTO SEASON 7 IS VERY VERY GOOD BUT SO DAMN DEPRESSING. THE " GOOD " GUYS GET THERE ASSES KICKED FRIGGIN' BIG TIME.

  OFF TO BED AND THE PUP IS ON MY BLANKET. THIS TIME I MOVE THE DOG AND WE WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES TOGETHER. I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.

   TUESDAY       6 - 19 - 18

  SOME MOVEMENT ON THE WEEDING COMPANY BUT NOT MUCH. AN ACTUAL REAL  EMAIL WAS RETURNED SAYING " THEY WILL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THEIR SCHEDULE BY THURSDAY.  THIS IS THE 3RD TIME I HAVE READ THIS IN 7 WEEKS SO MY HOPES ARE NOT THAT HIGH.

  SPEND SEVERAL HOURS WITH A HEDGE CLIPPER , A TREE BRANCH SNIPPER , AND A LADDER. LET ME TELL YOU.......ITS NOT FUN.  OUR BUSHES AND TREES ARE WAY TOO HIGH.  TODAY I TRIMMED THE BEJESUS OUT OF THEM.  PILES OF BRANCHES ALL OVER THE PROPERTY.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL 3 TIMES.  I UNLOADED TRASH FROM A SIDE JOB , TOOK A BEER DELIVERY , TOOK A 2ND BEER DELIVERY BECAUSE THE 1ST HAD THE WRONG PRODUCT , AND MET WITH OUR SODA TECH.

  I HAD A NEW BARTENDER RE-OPEN FOR THE NIGHT. SHE TOLD ME SHE LOVED WORKING POOL LEAGUE NIGHT. I THOUGHT IT WAS NICE MY ELDEST AND HER FRIEND VISITED THE BARTENDER ON HER 1ST SOLO SHIFT.

  BACK HOME I TRY TO NAP BUT GET WOKEN UP.  WHY ?.......WHEELS MISSED A TURN COMING HOME FROM NEW JERSEY. I MAY HAVE MADE A JOKE OR TWO SINCE SHE HAS DONE THIS DRIVE OVER 1,000 TIMES. 

  YOUNGEST FINISHES SCHOOL. IT'S OFFICIAL.........ALL SNOW DAYS ARE MADE UP AND EXAMS ARE DONE.

  SETTLE IN FOR THE NIGHT. THIS NO BRANDY / NO BEER THING REALLY BLOWS.  I WATCH A COUPLE OF EPISODES OF " THE RANCH " WHICH IS GOOD. TOTALLY BUMMING DANNY MASTERSON , A MAIN CHARACTER & CO-PRODUCER WITH ASHTON KUTCHER , HAS BEEN LET GO AT THE END OF THIS SEASON. WHY ? BECAUSE OF HIS PENIS. HE HAS VEHEMENTLY DENIED ALL ACCUSATIONS FROM 4 WOMEN.

  WHEELS ARRIVES HOME AND IMMEDIATELY HEADS OUT TO DINNER WITH FRIENDS.  I HAD GLUTEN FREE , LOW SALT CHIPS WITH HUMMUS.......BLOW.

  DO IT NOW OR WAIT A WEEK.  USING 10 TRASHCANS WHEELS , OUR YOUNGEST , AND THE PUP ALL HELP ME LOAD THEM WITH THE BRANCHES I CUT THIS MORNING.  THE TRASH FOR WEEDS IS COLLECTED EVERY WEDNESDAY. IF WE DID NOT DO IT TONIGHT WE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK. WE TIMED IT PERFECT AROUND 8PM. THE SUN WAS DOWN , I PUT ON SOME OLDIES MUSIC , AND THE PUP WAS GIVEN CUT BRANCHES TO PLAY WITH.  WITH THE LAWN CUT AND THE BUSHES TRIMMED BACK OUR YARD LOOKS 50% BETTER. NOW......WAITING FOR THE WEED COMPANY JUST ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. THE ONE YEAR I DECIDE NOT TO WEED MYSELF AND I GET A COMPANY THAT HAS A BACKED UP SCHEDULE WORSE THAN ANYTHING I HAVE EVER SEEN.

  AFTER LOADING 10 TRASHCANS OF BRANCHES AND BUSH TRIMMINGS I HEAD INSIDE FOR A NICE COLD VODKA / GREEN TEA WITH LOW SUGAR , SALT , AND TASTE. WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " BROCKMIRE ". IT WAS GOOD.

   WEDNESDAY         6 - 20 - 18

  I WAS TOLD , " MAN , YOU GOT TO STOP MAKING A HABIT OF THIS. " I ALMOST CHOKED ON MY RICE CAKE WITH LAUGHTER. ACTUALLY CHOKING ON RICE CAKES HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.

  THE STORY : I RAN OUT OF GAS ON MY MOTORCYCLE TODAY. YEP , MY RESERVE FUEL GAUGE WAS POINTED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. THIS MEANS I RAN ALL GASOLINE DOWN TO EMPTY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT ENGAGED THAN YOU HAVE ABOUT 1/2 GALLON LEFT.....WHICH GETS YOU HOME.  RIDING HOME FROM THE NAIL I MAKE IT ALMOST TO THE TOP OF CONESTOGA ROAD WHICH IS A STEEP HILL. THE BIKE CONKS OUT AND I NOTICE THE RESERVE IS ON. I MAY HAVE USED SEVERAL COLORFUL WORDS.

 --- I ATTEMPT TO START THE BIKE FOR ONE LAST PUSH AND TO MY SURPRISE IT STARTS AND I GUN IT IN 1ST GEAR. IT GETS ME UP THE HILL AND THROUGH THE TRAFFIC LIGHT BEFORE CONKING OUT AGAIN. I GLIDE MY BIKE TO OUR STREET AND TO THE BOTTOM OF MY DRIVEWAY. I THINK , " I WONDER HOW BAD IT IS GOING TO PUSH THIS BIKE UP OUR DRIVEWAY ? ". IT IS A STEEP INCLINE AND I THINK OF TEXTING MY YOUNGEST WHO IS IN THE HOUSE BUT I DECIDE TO GIVE IT A SHOT. IT IS NOW ME.....260 POUNDS VERSE A 641 POUND HONDA VTX 1300.  THE BIKE HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF THE INCLINING HILL.  SO IT'S ON.....FAT VS MACHINE.

 --- MY FIRST 3 STEPS PUSHING THE HEAVY BIKE UP THE DRIVEWAY AND I STOP. I SAID TO MYSELF , " THERE IS NO WAY I CAN DO THIS WITHOUT HAVING A HEART ATTACK. " I GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT WITH THE MOTTO " JUST KEEP SWIMMING OR THIS LITTLE TRAIN CAN. "  STEP BY STEP , I REACH THE TOP AND INTO THE GARAGE. I WAS BREATHING SO DAMN HEAVY YOU THINK I RAN A MARATHON WITH A 100 POUND BACK BACK AROUND MY ASS. I MEAN I WAS PANTING LIKE OUR DOG ON A SUMMER DAY. I GO INSIDE AND TRY TO EXPLAIN TO MY YOUNGEST BUT NEEDED A MOMENT TO GET MY WIND. GOOD GOD I AM FAT.

  SO , THE POINT OF THIS STORY: 

  -- I TELL THIS EVENT TO A REGULAR AT THE NAIL. COINCIDENTALLY , HE SAW ME RUN OUT OF GAS WITH ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE 3 YEARS AGO. HE SAYS TO ME AFTER I TELL THE STORY , " MAN , YOU GOTTA STOP MAKING A HABIT OF RUNNING OUT OF GAS. "  I JUST GIGGLED AND CHOKED ON A CINNAMON RICE CAKE AND SAID , " HABIT ? I'VE BEEN RIDING SINCE I WAS 15 YEARS OLD AND THIS IS THE 2ND TIME IN 40 YEARS. THAT IS A HABIT ? "

  OK , LET'S START MY DAY.  I AM ELATED THE 10 TRASHCANS OF TREE LIMBS AND BUSH CUTTINGS ARE TAKEN. I WALK THE TRASHCANS BACK TO WHERE THEY BELONG. WALKING UP AND DOWN THE DRIVEWAY 3 TIMES MAKES ME PANT LIKE AN IDIOT.

  SINCE I AM OUTSIDE I MOVE THE RABBIT FROM ITS NEW HUTCH TO IT'S LARGE GARDEN ENCLOSURE. I HAVE THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME SO I DO ONE PROJECT......MOUNT A NEW OUTDOOR LANTERN. OF COURSE , IT  DOES NOT FIT SO I HAVE TO MACGYVER IT. JESUS......CAN'T CATCH A BREAK. IT CAME OUT NICE.

   NEXT I SECURE A BATHROOM TOE KICK THAT HAS BEEN FALLING DOWN FOR ABOUT 14 YEARS. THE SCALE IS ON THE GROUND WHERE I AM WORKING SO I WEIGH MYSELF. I AM 1 FULL SPIN AND A QUARTER.

   I GET SOME COMPUTER STUFF DONE AND DECIDE TO LAY ON THE COUCH AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE RANCH". THE EPISODES ARE 22 MINUTES. I FALL ASLEEP FOR 30 MINUTES AND HAVE TO REPLAY IT. THE EPISODE WAS EXCELLENT......MADE ME CRY.

  TRY TO TAKE IT EASY MOST OF THE LATE AFTERNOON SINCE I HAVE TO BARTEND TONIGHT. I WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN A GOOD GAME OVER A TOUGH CARDINAL TEAM. THEY HAVE WON 3 SERIES IN A ROW NOW.

  RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE GAS STATION TO FILL IT UP. I WAS HAPPY I MADE IT WITH NO PROBLEMS.

  WHEELS VISITS AN UNCLE AND COUSIN. I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

  DRIVE MY VAN TO THE NAIL AND DUMP SOME MORE TRASH IN OUR DUMPSTER. MAN , IS IT GOOD HAVING THIS THING.

  I DO MY NORMAL STUFF FROM STOCKING TO FIXING TO WONDERING HOW I GOT SO FAT. BY 9:30PM I AM TIRED AGAIN.

  AFTER 10PM I START DOING MY CLOSING PROCEDURES. I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS AT OUR HOUSE. SHE IS WATCHING A SHOW CALLED " GRACIE AND FRANKIE ". LILLY TOMLIN AND JANE FONDA STAR IN IT. BOTH ARE 80 YEARS OLD AND IT IS ACTUALLY AN OKAY CHICK SHOW. IT IS ABOUT TWO RIVAL WOMEN WHO HAVE THE WORLDS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN EACH OF THEIR HUSBANDS LEAVE THEM.............FOR EACH OTHER'S HUSBANDS. YEP , THE 2 HUSBANDS FALL IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER AND WANT TO MARRY. MARTIN SHEEN PLAYS ONE OF THE GAY HUSBANDS..........WHICH HE DID ON " TWO AND A HALF MEN ".

  I CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST BY SNUGGLING WITH HER. I HAVE DONE THIS 4 TIMES TODAY WHICH IS STILL NOT ENOUGH.

  OFF TO BED BY 11PM. I SLEEP PRETTY GOOD.

  I TAKE MY NEPHEW TO A KID'S FOOTBALL TRYOUTS COMPETITION. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF KIDS ALONG WITH TABLES OF FOOD , SNACKS , AND WATER. WE ARE CATTLE SHOOTED THROUGH THE LINES AND END UP BY THE COACHES AND TRAINERS. ONE COACH SAYS ," WHAT POSITION WOULD YOUR KID LIKE TO PLAY ? " MY NEPHEW CONFIDENTLY SAYS , " QUARTERBACK ".  THE COACH KINDA SMIRKS AND I KNOW WHAT HE IS THINKING......" YEAH , EVERY KID HERE WANTS TO BE THE QUARTERBACK. "  ANOTHER COACH GIVES MY NEPHEW A RED JERSEY FOR OFFENSE. BLUE JERSEYS ARE FOR DEFENSE. THEY ARE THE SHIRTS THAT HAVE HOLES IN IT AND LOOK LIKE FISH NETS. THE KID SUITS UP AND WAITS FOR THE NEXT SERIES OF PLAYS TO END. EACH KID WANTING TO PLAY QUARTERBACK RUNS THE TEAM FOR ONE SERIES. IF IT IS 3 DOWNS AND OUT AND THAN ON TO THE NEXT KID. THE LINE MOVES FAST BECAUSE NOT ONE KID TRYING TO BE A QUARTERBACK EVEN MAKES A FIRST DOWN. SO ......3 AND OUTS EVERY TIME.

  CONTINUED - I MOVE TO THE TABLES OF FOOD SINCE I AM THE MOST COMFORTABLE THERE. I TEXT MY BROTHER WE ARE HERE AND HIS SON IS ABOUT TO START THE TRY OUT. MY NEPHEW GETS IN AND ON THE FIRST PLAY HE SCRAMBLES TO HIS RIGHT AND FIRES A 20 YARD FROZEN ROPE TO A RECEIVER. THE RECEIVER CATCHES THE BALL AND RUNS FOR ANOTHER 10 YARDS. IT WAS THE ONLY FIRST DOWN THE COACHES HAVE SEEN ALL DAY. THE NEXT PLAY MY NEPHEW SCRAMBLES TO HIS LEFT AND RUNS FOR 36 YARDS.  THE KID MOVES LIKE MIKE VICK.  2 PLAYS FOR 66 YARDS.  FROM THE OPPONENTS 24 YARD LINE MY NEPHEW DROPS STRAIGHT BACK , VIEWS THE FIELD , STEPS OFF A RUSH , AND FLOATS A PERFECT PASS TO THE CORNER WHERE A TIGHT-END CATCHES IT FOR A TOUCHDOWN. THE COACHES AND PARENTS ARE FREAKING OUT AND CHEERING. I TEXT MY BROTHER , " DUDE , YOUR KID IS F'N AWESOME AT QUARTERBACK !! ".................dream ends.

   THURSDAY    6 - 21 - 18

  DO NOTHING...........OR DO SOMETHING.

  SIXERS DRAFT VILLANOVA PLAYER  BRIDGES  !!! WOO HOO !!!

   20 MINUTES LATER........SIXERS TRADE VILLANOVA PLAYER BRIDGES TO PHOENIX.

  LITTLE BIT OF A SLAP IN THE FACE WITH THE SIXERS HERE. VILLANOVA COACH AND MOM ( WHO WORKS FOR THE 76ERS ) SITTING AT THE SIXERS TABLE. THEY GET SUPER EXCITED WHEN BRIDGES IS DRAFTED. CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW THEY FELT 1/2 AN HOUR LATER.

  START MY DAY IN A GREAT MOOD. THIS QUICKLY DROPPED SO MUCH I HAD A BEER AND BRANDY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A MONTH.  YEP , IT JUST PISS ME OFF.

  YOUNGEST AND I CLEAN THE RABBIT HUTCH AND PLACE THE RABBIT IN THE GARDEN ENCLOSURE.

  WEEDING COMPANY FOR THE 3RD TIME SAID A SCHEDULE WILL BE MADE BY THURSDAY. FOR THE 3RD TIME THEY LIED.

  OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP A SMALL ORDER WITH MY KID.

  TAKE A WONDERFUL RIDE TO " SONNY'S ITALIAN DELI " IN LIMERICK. MY YOUNGEST TRAVELED WITH ME AND SAID , " IT WAS THE BEST CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICH I EVER HAD. "  WE ORDERED 1 HOAGIE , 2 ITALIAN CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICHES  , 1 CUPCAKE , 1 SMALL PASTA SALAD , AND 1 WATER. THE COST........FREE. OKAY , THESE WERE FRIENDS OF OURS THAT I MET. THEY ARE DOING WHEELS AND I A FAVOR SO I DROVE OUT THERE. I ACTUALLY ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO THEIR DELI. I HAVE HAD THEIR FOOD BEFORE WHICH IS ALWAYS VERY GOOD BUT NEVER BEEN TO THE BUSINESS. I LEFT A $36 TIP IN THE JAR.

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. THE KIDS , WHEELS , AND MYSELF ALL PLAY AND PET THE PUPPY. MAN THAT DOG WAS HAPPY.

  MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL. THIS IS WHERE IT GOES DOWN HILL AND I CAN'T REMEMBER DOING THIS EVER.

  ONE BAND IS SUPER EARLY WHICH I HATE.  I BEGIN MY INSTRUCTIONS OF HOW TO LOAD IN. THE NORMAL STRICT PROCEDURES. THE BAND WANTS TO WAIT FOR THE 2ND BAND SO WE ALL WAIT. IT IS A GOOD SIZE GROUP WHEN THE 2ND BAND ARRIVES. PROBABLY CLOSE TO 16 PEOPLE. ALREADY , AT 7PM , IT IS THE BEST THURSDAY NIGHT IN MONTHS. THIS WOULD CHANGE.

  MY ELDEST ARRIVES AND TELLS ME SOMETHING I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR. SHE SAYS IT IN FRONT OF A PATRON AND EVEN THE PATRON SAYS SOMETHING TO MY KID.....AND HE WAS RIGHT. I WILL NOT GET INVOLVED BUT IT WAS A VERY PETTY THING TO SAY ABOUT A FRIEND. IT PUT ME IN A BAD MOOD.

  THE FIRST BAND IS DONE LOADING IN ON THE STAGE. THEY ORDER DRINKS AND FOOD USING CREDIT CARDS. I AM THE DOORMAN FOR THE NIGHT AND GO OUTSIDE TO SEE WHAT THE OTHER BAND IS DOING. I LOOK DOWN THE SIDEWALK AND ONE BAND MEMBER IS PISSING ON THE SIDEWALK. I FUCKING FREAK OUT. A BAND MEMBER ROLLING A LARGE SPEAKER CABINET IN STOPS. I SAY TO HIM , " HOLD OFF IN BRINGING THAT IN. I AM PRETTY SURE TONIGHT'S SHOW IS CANCELLED. "  I COULD NOT JUST DO NOTHING. TO ME , THIS WAS A SLAP IN THE FACE. I FUCKING HATE PEOPLE WHO LITTER AND THIS IS 10X WORSE.

  OH , 2 REGULARS WHO I CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE LITTERING CIGARETTE BUTTS FOR A 3RD TIME CALLED THE NAIL. I TOLD HIM IF I SEE HIM LITTER CIGARETTE BUTTS OUTSIDE ONE MORE TIME THEY ARE FLAGGED FROM HERE. THEY NEVER SHOWED UP AND I DIDN'T FUCKING CARE.

  I CONFIRM THE GUY'S ACTIONS AND CANCEL THE SHOW. I FEEL BAD FOR THE 1ST BAND WHO DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG AND APOLOGIZED 10 TIMES TO ME. THE 2ND BAND NEVER CAME BACK IN.  I GAVE EVERYONE'S CREDIT CARDS BACK AND SAID , " YOUR DRINKS AND FOOD ARE ON ME. " I HAD ALL OF THEM LOAD UP AND LEAVE. I WAS SO PISSED SOMEONE WOULD DO THIS WHEN A BATHROOM IS FUCKING 50 FEET AWAY.

  I FELT BAD FOR THE BARTENDER BECAUSE NOW THE NIGHT WOULD BE WORSE WHEN 16 PEOPLE LEAVE. REGULARS AND POOL PLAYERS CAME IN LATER WHICH WAS NICE.

  I RIDE HOME AND HAVE 2 BEERS AND ONE BRANDY. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE WALKING DEAD " AND TO MY LITTLE TINY CREDIT ONLY HAD ONE BRANDY.

  OFF TO BED AND FOUGHT A SECONDARY CPAP MACHINE ALL NIGHT. I SLEPT A TOTAL OF 45 MINUTES FROM 11PM TO 6AM......THIS CERTAINLY DOES NOT HELP MY SOMBER MOOD.

    FRIDAY     6 - 22 - 18

  WELP , THROW MY WHOLE GOOD EATING / NON BRANDY - BEER DRINKING OUT THE WINDOW.........DAMN IT.

  LITTLE LUCK TODAY AND MAN AM I NOT USED TO IT.  I TAKE A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL THIS MORNING. I GET THE NORMAL THINGS DONE AND HEAD BACK HOME.

  WHEN I'M QUIET , CONVERSATION JUST BLOWS.  I WAS STILL MELANCHOLY ABOUT THE LAST 24 HOURS SO I WAS VERY QUIET. ALL OF US TOOK A RIDE AND WHEELS AND I TOOK A LITTLE FURTHER RIDE.  WE ARRIVE AND THE LINES ARE AT LEAST 1 TO 1 1/2 HOURS LONG......PROBABLY MORE.  WHEELS TELLS ME WE CAN BYPASS THE LINES AND GO THROUGH THE " QUICK CHECK-IN ".  IN SECONDS WE WERE THROUGH AND I WAS ASTONISHED. WE WERE 3RD IN LINE IN SECONDS AND IN LESS THAN 1 MINUTE WE WERE ON OUR WAY. THE LINE WITH 300 PEOPLE WAS NOT MOVING AT ALL. MAN , THIS WOULD OF SO MADE MY MOOD WORSE.

  WHEELS GRABS A PRETZEL AND WATER. I HAD A SMOOTHIE SO I WAS GOOD. A 1 HOUR AND 7 MINUTE TRIP AND A FRIEND MEETS US. THIS IS WHERE MY DIET PLAN GETS SHOT UP BIG TIME.

  WE MEET 2 OTHER FRIENDS AT A WONDERFUL HOUSE. THERE ARE NOW 6 OF US. SNACKS AND BOOZE BEGIN TO FLOW. WE TALK , CHILL , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND WATCH THE PHILLIES SMOKE THE NATIONALS.

  A FRIEND BRINGS HIS WONDERFUL ITALIAN HOAGIES AND A TON OF SNACKS FROM HIS DELI IN LIMERICK CALLED SONNY'S ITALIAN DELI. LET THE BOOZING BEGIN.  I MAY OF PARTAKED IN MILLER LITE , COORS LIGHT , JIM BEAM , HIREM WALKER BLACKBERRY BRANDY ( HAVE NOT TRIED THIS IN YEARS ) , JACQUIN'S APRICOT BRANDY , JIM BEAM , GIN & TONIC , AND ONE HIT OF POT. YEP.............I WAS HAMMERED.

  BY 11:30PM I DID NOT KNOW MY NAME WITHOUT LOOKING IN MY WALLET AT MY LICENSE.

  I WAS TEXTING WITH BANDS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND BOOKED SOME GOOD SHOWS. THAN I GET AN EMAIL THAT A MAJOR ARTIST I BOOKED WITH A 1/2 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON FACEBOOK CANCELLED A SHOW IN OCTOBER. I MOVED SOME LOCAL BANDS TO GIVE THIS ARTIST THE NIGHT AND HE CANCELS..........SON OF A BITCH.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I ACTUALLY SLEPT / PASSED OUT GOOD.

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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