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

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

Work hard :

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

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

      When we started, I asked what can we do for the bands " promotionally " wise ?   The same old answer ," we did it all and nothing will help".  At the time, we were in 11 newspapers and had one generic monthly calendar.  So , one weekend, Wheels and I went up to our mountain house ( that we built with our own hands ) with "phonebooks" from all over the counties. We made a list of all the newspapers and internet companies.  I continue to make the list grow.  Now, we are in 56 newspapers ,.radio promos ,our websites (www.thenail1.com., Facebook/rustynail together average over 1500 " hits " a day....that's  unbelievable for such a small nightclub) ,.monthly calendars on time , new illuminated outdoor marquee sign., 35 internet companies , mailing list ,our own radio show since 2005 ,  and it goes on. We have quadrupled the band intake. We let bands network with each other by having up to 4 bands or more on the weekends. I remember a phone call I took in 1999.  The person said, " we played THE NAIL a couple a months ago, we brought alot of people, had fun , and would like another gig ".  I said to him, " you mean no one has called you since than ? "  Right there and than I took over the booking. I call all bands every Monday ( or Tuesday sometimes ) before and after they play here ( no other owner does this).   Treat bands with respect...they are the backbone of THE NAIL They are the ones working hard to bring people in, practicing, promoting ,and such....so, why the hell wouldn't I help them?  I refuse to be the owner that's all drunk behind the bar with a disgusted face saying " they did not bring a 100 people....... they're done".  I give out my home phone number (no other owner does this) to prevent frustrating phone tag and usually have 15-20 minute conversations with each individual band on the first phone call (no other owner does this) . I know if I was in a band, I would like a direct link to the owner and have a respectable conversation. I put myself in the shoes of the band and tell them how much we appreciate them.  We lend out our PA system to bands playing  "other " clubs for FREE ( what the hell other owner does this ? ). Several times with my van and easy pass (no other owner does this). We throw a huge "Wheelstock " party at our private vacation home that Wheels and I built ( 4 years to build ).........for 13 years it was completely free .... it was $20 for the last two years..... 330 people showed up last year ( damn hurricane ).....400 the year before ! Once again, a 4 day party and the NAIL supplies breakfast , lunch , dinner , beer , liquor , bands , and showers for everyone for 4 days ( show me one fucking owner that does this ??!!  Throws a party for 400 people for 4 days for fucking FREE ??!! ). We ended it in 2006 because of the incredible amount of time , effort , wear & tear on our home , & neighbors being super pissed at us. The main reason for stopping this party was 2 out of 3 people did not who Wheels or myself were. We walk around to 40-50 campsites and say thank you and people would say , " who the hell are you ? " Yep the WHEELSTOCK party got so big people attending were now friends of friends of friends of friends and had no clue this was a RUST Y NAIL party and US thanking people for their support over the years.

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

             PERFORMED LIVE ONCE A MONTH ON A SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM ( OFF JUNE , JULY , & AUGUST )

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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   SUNDAY      10 - 6 - 19

  EARLY MORNING I AM CUTTING DOWN 14 FOOT HIGH SUNFLOWER PLANTS......MORE LIKE TREES.

  DO ALL MY NORMAL COMPUTER STUFF AND HAVE BREAKFAST WITH MY YOUNGEST.  IT WAS REALLY NICE TO HAVE THE KID HOME. BUT SOON SHE WAS ON THE TRAIN AND BACK TO COLLEGE. I AM NERVOUS AND THE KID TEXTS WHEELS AND I WHEN ARRIVING AT THE DORM.

  OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I HANG THERE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. I GET ALOT DONE WHILE LISTENING TO OUR EAGLES.  WE FINALLY GET AN EASY WIN WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE. OH......FANS STILL COMPLAINED ABOUT CARSON WENTZ AND HIS PLAY. UNBELIEVABLE.....YOU WIN 31 - 6 AND PEOPLE STILL COMPLAIN.

  DALLAS LOSES WHICH MAKES MY DAY EVEN BETTER.

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO TAKE A RIDE TO SEE A UNION GAME.  WE MADE GOOD TIME AND THE KIDS ALWAYS CRACK ME UP. WE ARRIVE AT A LARGE TAILGATE IN WHICH MY FAMILY MEMBER KNEW SOME PEOPLE. THEY HAD A TON OF PIZZA , SNACKS , DRINKS , AND BEER. THEY EVEN HAD A CAKE FOR A FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY. EVERYONE WAS VERY POLITE THOUGH I HAD ONE LITTLE ISSUE.  I SHOOK HANDS AND INTRODUCE MYSELF TO AT LEAST 5 DIFFERENT MEN. I SAID HELLO TO AT LEAST 4 WOMEN.  AGAIN , ALL WERE VERY POLITE. BUT WHAT WAS MY ISSUE ?  NOT ONE PERSON SAID , " HEY , HELP YOURSELF TO FOOD AND DRINK "........NOT ONE.  IF IT WAS MY TAILGATE AND A FRIEND WALKED UP WITH A FAMILY MEMBER I WOULD BE OVER THE TOP COURTEOUS.  BUT.....THAT IS ME. AGAIN , THEY WERE ALL NICE.

  WALK TO THE STADIUM AND MEET OUR DOORMAN AND HIS SON. I HOOKED THEM UP WITH FREE TICKETS. THEY ARE SOCCER FANS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE.

  THE STADIUM WAS ROCKING AND THERE WERE A TON OF ACTIVITIES BEFORE THE GAME.  SO MANY THAT THE GAME STARTED 30 MINUTES LATE. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME WITH MY NEPHEWS , SISTER-IN-LAW , OUR DOORMAN , AND HIS SON.  THE ONLY THING THAT KINDA SUCKED IS WE LOST.

  WE DRIVE BACK AND I GET DROPPED OFF. I HEAD HOME AND LOAD UP. WITHIN 30 MINUTES I AM HEADING TO NEW JERSEY. THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY NIGHT.

  CALL MY YOUNGEST TO CHAT A LITTLE BIT. I WAS NERVOUS THE KID TOOK THE TRAIN INTO PHILLY SOLO BUT ALL IS WELL. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND THAT WAS NICE. I WAS CLOSE TO VISITING BUT IT WAS 8PM AT NIGHT AND I STILL HAD ALMOST AN HOUR DRIVE AHEAD OF ME.

 ARRIVE AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE AND I SETTLE IN. WE HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS , TALK SHOP , AND WATCH SOME TV.

  I HEAD TO BED AROUND 11PM AND SLEPT DECENT. I DID WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES BUT DID HAVE GOOD SLEEP FOR SEVERAL HOURS TWICE.

  AN ASIAN FAMILY WITH A HUSBAND , WIFE , AND 3 KIDS. THEY WERE DRIVING IN AN OLD SMALL YELLOW SCHOOL BUS. THEY ASK ME FOR DIRECTIONS AND THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH THAT WELL SO I TELL THEM I WILL GET ON BOARD AND DIRECT THE WAY. THEY WANT TO GET TO BARNABY'S RESTAURANT TO EAT. THEY HAVE A $1 SPECIAL ON WINGS.  HE PULLS INTO A LOT 2 BLOCKS BEFORE THE RESTAURANT AND I ASK WHY. HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND AND A STATE TROOPER PULLS UP NEXT TO OUR BUS. I GET OUT AND EXPLAIN TO THE OFFICER THE SITUATION. HE UNDERSTANDS AND IS VERY COOL. THE ASIAN FATHER PULLS OUT OF THE WRONG LOT AND HEADS TOWARDS BARNABY'S.  HE IS DRIVING WAY TOO FAST AND I YELL AT HIM. HE COMES TO A STOP AND BEGINS TO CRY. HIS WIFE TRIES TO CONSOLE HIM BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE KIDS START TO CRY TOO. I FEEL BAD AND TELL HIM IT IS OKAY AND I WILL DRIVE THE BUS TO THE RESTAURANT. HE STOPS CRYING AND SMILES.............dream ends.

  MONDAY    10 - 7 - 19

  OH MAN......NOT GOOD.

  HEY GUYS AND GIRLS I AM GONG TO BE HONEST.....I AM FRIGGIIN' TIRED.  I AM HELPING A FAMILY MEMBER TRAIN A NEW POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE AND WORKING 12 HOUR DAYS TO HELP HIS COMPANY CATCH UP ON A 6 WEEK JOB. WE ARE MAKING REMARKABLE TIME AND NOW WE ARE ACTUALLY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. HE HAS THANKED ME 10 TIMES. THE BEST LINE.........." I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DO WITHOUT YOU. " IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD.

  WE WORKED PRETTY HARD DRYWALLING ALL DAY.  I BROKE IN A NEW POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE FOR TWO DAYS BUT THIS YOUNG GO GETTER WHO I LIKE WILL MISS THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY. WHY ?......ANOTHER MORE QUALIFIED PERSON.

  WE MEET AT PANERA BREAD RESTAURANT AND THE NEW PROSPECT APPLICANT FIT THE BILL. I SAT VERY QUIET AS MY FAMILY MEMBERS INTERVIEWED HIM FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

  WE THAN HEAD TO YARDS BREWERY RESTAURANT. I ENJOYED JUST CHILLING AND WINDING DOWN. AGAIN , A DAY THAT START AT 6AM AND WE GET HOME AT 6PM....NOT FUN , BUT THE BEERS TASTED SO DAMN GOOD. I HAD A YARD BELGIUM WHITE AND CLOWN SHOES SPACE CAKE.

 BACK HOME AND WE CHILL FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I STRUGGLE TO STAY AWAKE. I HEAD TO BED AT 10PM. I WATCHED TV FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES.

 TODAY I RECEIVED HORRIBLE NEWS FROM WHEELS.  OUR BELOVED PUP WHO IS CLOSER THAN FAMILY TO ME TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE. SHE HAS NOT BEEN EATING OR MOVING AROUND FOR THE LAST MONTH OR SO. I THINK ONLY PET OWNERS REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW CLOSE THESE PETS CAN BE TO US OWNERS. WHEELS TOOK OUR PUP TO THE VET AND SHE HAD TO STAY OVER NIGHT. I AM HURTING INSIDE BIG TIME.

  TUESDAY      10 - 8 - 19

  ANOTHER LONG DAY BUT ONLY ONE THING WAS ON MY MIND......THE PUP.

  " OH NELLIE " HAD TO STAY OVER NIGHT FOR OBSERVATION , FLUIDS , AND MORE STUFF I DO NOT LIKE. SHE LOST 5 POUNDS AND THAT WAS EXPECTED SINCE HER EATING HAS DROPPED OFF. I HAD A DREAM AN ALL WHITE DOG WITH NELLIE'S FACE CAME UP TO MY BED WITH ALL KINDS OF ENERGY. I KEPT ASKING IF SHE WAS NELLIE ? THE DOG JUST SMILED AND WAGGED ITS TAIL VIGOROUSLY AT ME.

  I KNOW VETERINARIAN HOSPITALS ARE IN IT FOR THE MONEY. I GET IT.  BUT I HAD A SERIOUS ISSUE ABOUT TODAY.  WHEELS DROPPED OFF OUR PUP AND FOUND OUT THE DOG NEEDED TO STAY OVER NIGHT AND THE MEDS WE WERE GIVING HERE CREATED A KIDNEY FAILURE OR WORSE. TRY TO GUESS WHO TOLD US TO GIVE THE MEDS TO THE DOG ?  I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER AND I AM SURE WHEELS WAS FEELING DOWN WITH OUR DOG IN SUCH A STATE. TO PUT IT EVEN WORSE WHEELS LEAVES AND MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. IT IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY. WELL , IT WAS THE VET HOSPITAL. THE REASON FOR THE CALL.........THEY WANTED MONEY. I WAS INCENSED WHEN I HEARD THIS AND BASICALLY HUNG UP.  THESE VET AND STAFF REALLY DO NOT HAVE A CLUE THAT OUR PETS BECOME OUR FAMILY.  I AM CLOSER TO THIS PUP THAN 75% OF MY FAMILY. THEY JUST DON'T GET IT. I KNOW THIS IS OVER THE TOP AND MOST PEOPLE DON'T GET IT BUT PET OWNERS LIKE US DO. THESE ANIMALS ARE THE BEST PART OF OUR LIVES. ALWAYS LOVING , ALWAYS LOYAL , AND ALWAYS IN A GOOD MOOD. YOU GET THE SAME GREETING OF LOVE NO MATTER IF YOU LEFT YOUR HOUSE FOR ONE HOUR OR ONE MONTH. OH , WE ARE RETURNING THE VERY NEXT DAY SO WE COULD OF EASILY BEEN ASKED , " HEY , THIS WAS A DRAMATIC DAY FOR YOU. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE BILL. WE WILL TALK TOMORROW WHEN WE SEE YOU. "

  OK......MY RANT IS DONE. OFF TO WORK FOR ANOTHER 12 HOUR DAY. WE WENT TO 2 JOBS AND I WAS SURPRISINGLY IN OKAY SHAPE.  THOUGH I DID GO TO BED AT 9:15PM.  THESE NO NAP DAYS ADD UP.

 A WONDERFUL DINNER OF PORK LOIN AND PEROGIES. MY FAMILY MEMBER CAN REALLY COOK. WINE AND A COUPLE OF BEERS AND I SETTLED IN NICELY.

 DURING DINNER WE GOT A WONDERFUL PHONE CALL BY MY NIECE ON THE WEST COAST. SHE WAS IN PHILLY AND VERY CLOSE TO MY HOUSE. UNFORTUNATELY , IT LOOKS LIKE WE CAN NOT MEET UP. ALL OF US CHATTED VIA SPEAKER PHONE AND I SAID , " DO YOU WANT TO FEEL GOOD ? " SHE GIGGLES AND SLOWLY SAYS , " UMMM....YESSSS ". I REPLY , " JUST HEARING YOUR VOICE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. "

  SLEPT PRETTY GOOD TO 2:15AM. THAN IT WAS ALL TOSSING AND TURNING. I FELL ASLEEP AROUND 6:30PM ONLY TO BE WOKEN UP BY A TEXT.

  WEDNESDAY        10 - 9 - 19

  DEVASTATING NEWS...............

  START MORNING EARLY AND HEAD TO A N.J. JOB TO HELP A FAMILY MEMBER FOR THE 3RD DAY IN A ROW. I HELPED 2 DAYS LAST WEEK AND 3 DAYS THIS WEEK ALONG WITH SLEEPING AT HIS HOUSE.......A NICE PERK BECAUSE THE FOOD AND BOOZE IS ALWAYS SO DAMN GOOD.

  WE OPENED UP DOORWAYS AND INSTALLED NEW HEADERS ALONG WITH INSTALLING RECESSED CEILING LIGHTS.

  I HEAD HOME AND SETTLE IN. MY KID SLEPT IN MY ROOM FOR 3 DAYS SO I GUESS SHE MISSED ME.  I SHOWER , NAP , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.  I GET A TON OF STUFF DONE INCLUDING UNLOADING A TOILET FOR A FAMILY MEMBER. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN.

 FLYERS WITH A SOLID SHUT-OUT WIN. COULD WE FINALLY HAVE A FRANCHISE GOALIE ?......MAYBE. THE KID ( HART ) DID BECOME THE FIRST FLYER IN HISTORY TO RECORD A SHUT-OUT AT THE AGE OF 21.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH TV AND I HAVE A LIBATION OR TWO.

  THE NEXT MORNING WE GET CRUSHING NEWS. OUR VET CALLS AND TELLS US NELLIE DID NOT IMPROVE MUCH AND THEY RECOMMEND THE MOST HORRIBLE THING EVER......PUTTING HER DOWN.  THIS IS DEVASTATING NEWS.

  THURSDAY        10 - 10 - 19

  WHEN YOU HEAR THOSE CRUSHING WORDS FROM A VETERINARIAN.........IT IS INCREDIBLY PAINFUL. I CAN NOT TELL YOU THE ANGUISH WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR ELDEST FELT WHEN THE VET , ON SPEAKER PHONE , SAID THOSE AWFUL WORDS. WE CRIED ALL AT ONCE. IT WAS HORRIBLE NEWS. AFTER HEARING EVERYTHING THE VET SAID WE DECIDED TO GIVE IT ANOTHER 48 HOURS AT THEIR FACILITY USING MEDS AND AN I.V.  WE KNOW THE OUTCOME BUT THERE'S ALWAYS A GLIMMER OF HOPE.

  I SPENT 6+ HOURS SITTING ON A FLOOR WITH OUR PUP. THE VET GAVE US A LITTLE ROOM TO BE WITH HER. ALL OF US ROTATED VISITING OUR PUP FROM 9AM TO 5PM. IT IS HEARTBREAKING TO KNOW OUR BELOVED PUP IS CONFUSED AND UNAWARE OF THE MAJOR COMPLICATIONS OF HER HEALTH. WE HAVE SOME TINY GLIMPSES OF HOPE. I WILL CERTAINLY CLING TO THOSE HOPES.

  IT WAS NICE SOME FAMILY CALLED TODAY TO CHECK ON US. IT WAS DIFFICULT TO TALK. AGAIN , IF YOU ARE NOT A PET OWNER THAN THIS MEANS PRETTY MUCH NOTHING TO YOU. IF YOU ARE A PET OWNER YOU KNOW THESE ANIMALS BECOME FAMILY.............EVEN CLOSER.

 I TALKED TO MY PUP TODAY AND ASKED HER TO FIGHT THIS. I WANT HER AROUND MORE.

  FRIDAY     10 - 11 - 19

  ALL OF US JUST KEPT THINKING OF OUR PUP.  

  I SPENT NEARLY 7 HOURS TODAY WITH OUR PUP.  I ASKED A VET NURSE IF I COULD WALK HER OUTSIDE BECAUSE THEY ONLY WALK HER TO PEE AND THAT'S IT......3 MINUTES.   IT WAS NICE TO GET HER OUTSIDE FOR OVER 30 MINUTES.

  WE TAKE SHIFTS AND VISIT THE PUP. I HEAD HOME AND CHILL FOR ALITTLE. I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL THINKING IT BE A SLOW NIGHT....I WAS WRONG.

 A LOCAL HAD A BIRTHDAY AND I GOT TO ME HER DAD AND SISTER. I LIKE HER ALOT AND SHE WAS FUN DANCING AND SINGING SONGS. I LIKED HER DAD AND SISTER TOO.

  A LARGE GROUP OF GIRLS AND GUYS CAME IN AND I SET THE MICS UP FOR THEM. THEY SANG FOR 3 STRAIGHT HOURS. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY TO SEE.

  ONE OF THE GIRLS DATED A FRIEND OF MINE WHO PASSED AWAY. I SHOWED HER THE PICTURE BOARD WHERE I HAVE HIS PHOTO.  SHE WAS PRETTY COOL AND SHE TOLD ME STORIES ABOUT HIM , HIS SICKNESS , AND HIS LAST HOSPITAL STAY.

  I KNEW I WAS IN FOR A LONG NIGHT BECAUSE PEOPLE JUST KEPT COMING IN. AT 2AM I FINALLY WAS DONE. BY 2:30AM I WAS HEADING HOME.  I WAS EXHAUSTED.

  I ARRIVE HOME AND PURPOSELY CLOSE MY CAR DOOR A LITTLE HARDER THAN NORMAL. USUALLY OUR PUP HEARS THIS AND BARKS. SHE PRETTY MUCH KNOWS IT IS ME COMING HOME. I COME INSIDE AND SHE IS NOT THERE..........AN EMPTY CRATE. I GET MELANCHOLY AND HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS TO WIND DOWN.

 OFF TO BED BY 3:30AM. I FELL ASLEEP TRYING TO WATCH AN AGENTS OF SHIELD.....NOT HAPPENING.

 TOMORROW WE MAKE A DECISION ABOUT THE PUP.

  SATURDAY      10 - 12 - 19

  WE CHOSE LIFE...............AND BROUGHT OUR BELOVED PUP HOME.

  THE ONLY THING ON MY MIND IS MY DOG. SHE IS A BIG FABRIC OF OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND WE TREAT HER THAT WAY. I KNOW MANY THINK THIS IS STUPID BUT IT IS JUST HOW WE FEEL. THIS DOG BRINGS INCREDIBLE JOY 20 TIMES A DAY AND NOT HAVING HER AROUND WOULD BE SO PAINFUL ESPECIALLY IF WE DID NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT. SO TODAY WE DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND WE ALL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST HEAD TO THE VET TO BRING OUR PUP HOME.  THERE IS INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES WE MUST FOLLOW......8 DIFFERENT MEDS , 2 DIFFERENT SQUIRT BOTTLES , AND AN I.V. BAG WE MUST ADMINISTER TWICE A DAY. I GOOGLED HOW TO PERFORM THIS PROCEDURE CALLED " APPLYING WATER UNDER THE SKIN FOR A DOG ". I DON'T THINK ANYONE LIKES GIVING NEEDLES BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE.  FOR NOW , IT WILL BE TWICE A DAY AND 500 MILLILITERS PER DOSE. THAT IS A FAIR AMOUNT OF WATER.....MORE LIKE GATORADE WATER. 

  " HOME HOSPICE " WAS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE EXPECTED. IT BASICALLY MEANS OUR PUP HAS A CHANCE TO LIVE MORE WITH US.  THE VET NURSES WHO WERE VERY NICE SHOWED US HOW TO ADMINISTER THE NEEDLE AND USE THE I.V. BAG CONTROLLER. IT WAS EXACTLY LIKE THE GOOGLE VIDEO WE WATCHED WHICH WAS GOOD. THEY ALSO GAVE US DIRECTIONS ON GIVING MEDS.  WE HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES WHILE OUR YOUNGEST WALKED THE PUP. IT WAS THE MOST ENERGETIC WE HAVE SEEN HER.  WE ARE NOT GETTING OUR HOPES UP AT ALL AND FULLY KNOW THIS IS A DAY TO DAY THING.

  THE DOG JUMPS RIGHT INTO THE CAR WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE.  JUMPING DOWN AND OUT WAS SLOWER.  WE GET HOME AND IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE HER HERE. ALL OF US NEED TO OVER PARTICIPATE IN GETTING FOOD AND WATER INTO THIS DOG. IT WILL BE A 24/7 THING AND SOME OF IT IS DOWN RIGHT SILLY.....BUT NECESSARY.

  EXAMPLE - I PLACED A SMALL BOWL OF FOOD BETWEEN HER LEGS WHILE SHE WAS LAYING IN HER CRATE. I MADE A FRESH TURKEY SANDWICH IN THE KITCHEN. I WOULD TAKE AN EXAGGERATED BITE WITH SOME SOUNDS OF DELICIOUSNESS. I LOOK BACK AT THE DOG AND SHE LICK HER LIPS.  I DID THIS 20 TIMES AND THE DOG ATE HER BOWL OF FOOD. IT WAS MY MOTIVATION ACT.

 EXAMPLE 2 - WHEN WE SLICE DELI MEAT UPSTAIRS THE DOG ALWAYS COMES UP THE STEPS BECAUSE SHE KNOWS SHE WILL GET PRETTY GOOD SCRAPS. TO OUR SURPRISE SHE MADE HER WAY UP THE FLIGHT OF STAIRS. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE. SHE DID NOT EAT THE SCRAPS UPSTAIRS BUT DID EAT SOME A LITTLE LATER. SHE ALSO CAME DOWN THE STEPS WITH ME IN FRONT OF HER IN CASE SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

  THE FIRST SQUIRT MED WHICH LOOKS LIKE MILK DID NOT GO THE BEST.  WE ARE LEARNING.

  OUR ELDEST GOES SHOPPING WITH MY MOM AND BUYS 2 WONDERFUL PANT DRESSES. MY MOM EVEN SPRUNG FOR THE COST WHICH WAS NICE. OF COURSE , THE SIZE IS SLIGHTLY WRONG AND SHE MUST TAKE A RIDE TO SPRINGFIELD AT ANOTHER STORE. THE STORE DOES NOT EXCEPT AN EXCHANGE. OF COURSE , OUR KID PAID CASH.

  THE KIDS DECIDE TO STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF. THE GOOD THING THE EXTRA ROASTED PORK WENT TO OUR PUP AND SHE ATE IT. OUR PRIORITY IS TO GET FOOD AND WATER INTO OUR PUP.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THE BANDS ARRIVE 2 HOURS TOO EARLY........AND MAN DID THEY ARRIVE. THEY WERE TOURING AND WERE WAY WAY WAY OVER THE TOP WITH EQUIPMENT. I TOOK PICTURES OF THEIR TENT OUTSIDE AND EQUIPMENT ALL OVER THE NAIL. YES....I WROTE TENT.

  FLYERS LOSE IN A SHOOT-OUT.........BIG SURPRISE.

  THOUGHT FOR SURE PENN STATE WOULD LOSE AGAINST A GOOD TEAM ON THE ROAD....THEY WON AN EXCITING GAME.

  I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH EQUIPMENT IN MY LIFE WITH 2 BANDS. I WAS EVEN MORE AMAZED AS ONE BAND SAID THEY WERE GOING TO USE EVERY CHANNEL ON OUR MIXING BOARD.  IT LOOKED LIKE AN OCTOPUS OF WIRES. I TOOK A PICTURE OF THE MONSTROSITY AND WILL SEND IT TO OUR SOUNDMAN.

  BY MIDNIGHT I HAD TO ROLL OUT.  IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO HELP WHEELS WITH APPLYING THE I.V. BAG. SHE HAD FAMILY VISIT AND THEY WERE GONE BY THE TIME I GOT HOME.

  OK.....HERE WE GO.  WE SET EVERYTHING UP AND HANG THE I.V. BAG ON A CURTAIN ROD ABOVE A COUCH THAT OUR DOG WAS LAYING ON. OUR YOUNGEST AND WHEELS HELP ME. I TRIED TWICE WITH THE DOG FLINCHING AND THAT SUCKED. BUT THE 3RD TIME WORKED. OUR YOUNGEST HELPED WITH WATCHING THE LEVELS OF WATER/NUTRIENTS GOING IN AND RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHUT-OFF VALVE. WHEELS HELPED WITH CALMING THE DOG.  IT TOOK ABOUT 8 MINUTES FOR THE 500 MILLILITERS TO FLOW UNDER THE SKIN. THE DOG HAS A HUMP LIKE A CAMEL WHEN DONE. IT WAS A RELIEF. NOW THAT NUTRIENT / GATORADEISH / I.V. WATER WILL DISSIPATE INTO HER BODY OVER THE NEXT 12 HOURS.

  WE WIND DOWN WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. OUR PUP IS HOME AND ALL OF US ARE THRILLED.

   SUNDAY        10 - 13 - 19

  GONNA KEEP FIGHTING FOR OUR PUP. I ASKED HER TO DO THE SAME.  MEDS MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY , SQUIRTY THINGS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY , AND AN I.V. BAG TWICE A DAY. THAN , WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF WAYS WE ARE TRYING TO ENTICE THE PUP TO EAT AND DRINK. IT IS A TEDIOUS PROCESS , BUT FOR ME........I'M OKAY WITH IT.

  DRIVE MY ELDEST TO A WEDDING IN NORTHERN LIBERTIES. SHE WENT WITH 2 FRIENDS AND OUR YOUNGEST CAME ALONG TOO. WE DROVE THROUGH SOME PRETTY COOL AREAS VIA G.P.S.

  THOUGH I DIDN'T WANT TO MY YOUNGEST WENT BACK TO COLLEGE BECAUSE WE WERE SO CLOSE TO HER SCHOOL WHEN DROPPING OFF OUR ELDEST AND FRIENDS AT A CHURCH. IT MADE SENSE.......BUT I TRULY WANTED TO STAY ONE MORE DAY.

  IT ONLY TOOK 5 MINUTES TO GET TO THE UNIVERSITY. WE PARKED AND WALKED TO PETE'S BEST PIZZA. IT WAS VERY GOOD. WE ORDERED A PIZZA THAT TASTED LIKE FRENCH ONION SOUP. DON'T KNOCK IT......IT WAS GOOD. WE ORDERED SOME CHEESE FRIES AND WATCHED OUR EAGLES BLOW. THE ONLY GREAT REPRIEVE FROM OUR LOSS TO THE VIKINGS WAS THE LOWLY WINLESS JETS BEAT THE COWBOYS.

  WE WALK BACK TO THE CAR TO RETRIEVE LAUNDRY AND A BOOK BAG.  I GO UP TO HER ROOM AND FLIP A FRIDGE DOOR FOR HER. IT TOOK ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND A BIT OF MACGYVERING SINCE I ONLY HAD A SCREW DRIVER.  I ROLL OUT AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL TO CHILL WITH THIS KID.

 STRAIGHT TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  THE ACTS ARRIVED TOO EARLY BUT I KEPT THE DOORS CLOSED UNTIL 6PM SO I COULD GET DONE. IT GOT PACKED REAL FAST.

  A PATRON ASKED IF THEIR FRIEND'S ACT COULD PERFORM LONGER. THE ACT BROUGHT 40 PEOPLE AND ONLY DID ONE SONG. I INTERVENED AND GOT THE ACT BACK ON STAGE. I WAS THANKED 10 TIMES BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

 I HAD A GOOD TIME WORKING WITH OUR CREW , WATCHING THE COWGIRLS LOSE , AND MAKING FOOD ORDERS.

  LATE NIGHT I ROLL HOME AND FIRST THING IS APPLYING 500 MILLILITERS OF AN I.V. BAG TO OUR PUP. WE ARE ALL STARTING TO FALL INTO A REGIMENT AND MAN I HOPE WE DO IT FOR A WHILE.

  OFF TO BED AND DREAMT OF BEING CHASED BY THE POLICE. I HAD 4 PEOPLE WITH ME. WE GOT CAR CHASED FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE 2 HOURS. I THOUGHT I GAVE THE POLICE THE SLIP WHEN ONE OFFICER IN HIS CAR BLOCKED ME IN. A PERSON IN MY CAR SAYS , " JUMP OUT AND RUN !! WE WILL STAY AND GET ARRESTED. WE NEED YOU TO ESCAPE NOW !!!   WE CAN'T LOSE YOU !!! NOW PLEASE GOOOOOOO !!! "

  WHAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD AS JUST WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP THE PUP JUMPED UP ON MY HIGH BED. NO EASY TASK FOR HER.

  MONDAY     10 - 14 - 19

  IF IT IS GOING GOOD FOR OUR PUP THAN I WILL NOT WRITE TOO MUCH MORE ON THIS SUBJECT IN THE FUTURE. I REALLY WANT THIS TO BE " THE NORM " AND BECOME A VERY BORING THING TO WRITE ABOUT. WE TALKED TO OUR VET TODAY AND DROPPING SOME OF THE 8 MEDS ALONG WITH 2 SQUIRT INJECTIONS IS A GOOD THING.  IT IS A POSITIVE DIRECTION. WE KNOW THE BIG PICTURE SO GETTING OUR HOPES UP IS ON HOLD RIGHT NOW. WE ALSO WILL DROP THE I.V. BAG FROM TWICE A DAY TO ONCE A DAY.  OF COURSE , THIS COULD ALL CHANGE IF OUR PUP TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORST.  RIGHT NOW..........SHE SEEMS SLIGHTLY BETTER WITH NO PAIN. IF WE CAN KEEP THESE TWO MAIN OBJECTIVES MOVING FORWARD THAN MAN WILL OUR FAMILY BE HAPPY.  #ONEDAYATATIME.

  GAVE I.V. BAG THIS MORNING TO THE PUP AND PRICKED MYSELF TWICE BECAUSE THE DAMN NEEDLE WOULD NOT RELEASE. I HAVE TO CHANGE THE NEEDLE EACH USE. I ENDED UP USING A DOG NAIL CLIPPER TO HELP ME PUSH THE NEEDLE OFF. AFTER THAT ......ALL GOOD.

  WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME WHICH IS VERY COOL.  OUR COMPUTERS ARE TOGETHER AT THE KITCHEN TABLE.  SHE HAS A PHONE MEETING WITH HER BOSS IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND SAYS , " CAN YOU LEAVE ? I HAVE A MEETING WITH MY DIRECT BOSS. " I REPLY , " I WILL BE QUIET AND JUST DO MY COMPUTER STUFF HERE. " SHE REPLIES , " NO , I DON'T WANT TO LOOK AT YOU. "  AS SO IT STARTS..........................

  A DOCTOR'S VISIT TAKES TIME , MONEY , AND MORE TIME WAITING IN A FRIGGIN' OFFICE. SO I HAD WHEELS TAKE MY STITCHES OUT. 

  ELDEST GOES ON JOB INTERVIEW TO BE A ASSISTANT TEACHER........SHE GOT THE JOB , IF SHE WANTS IT. I CRIED A LITTLE WHEN SHE CALLED AND TOLD ME. MY KID SAYS , " OH MY GOD YOU'RE SUCH A DRAMATIC NUDGE. "

  A PACKED HOUSE ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND CLEANING NEEDED TO BE DONE. I REALLY DO NOT MIND. A DIRTY NAIL MEANS A FUN NIGHT. I ARRIVED AT 4:45PM TO MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT AND CLEANED UNTIL 9:30PM WHEN THE BARTENDER CAME IN.  IT FEELS GOOD TO HAVE OUR NAIL HOME PREPPED AND READY.

  CUTE STORY......A PATRON ASKED OUR BARTENDER , " IF YOU CAN GUESS MY AGE I WILL GIVE YOU A $100. " SHE GUESSED IT RIGHT ON THE MONEY.

  I ALSO FIXED THINGS LIKE A BROKEN TRIM PIECE ON A TABLE.  BY 9:30PM I WAS READY TO RIDE HOME. I RODE MY MOTORCYCLE WHICH WAS A VERY NICE.  I MADE THE MISTAKE OF PUTTING ON MY LEATHER JACKET WHILE IN THE NAIL. I GOT SO HOT SO FAST AND BEGAN SWEATING.  NOTE.......PUT ON LEATHER JACKETS JUST SECONDS BEFORE GOING OUTSIDE.

  WATCH THE PACKERS BEAT THE LIONS......GOOD.  DAMN LIONS OR FALCONS SHOULD OF NEVER FRIGGIN' BEAT US.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND OF COURSE WE GIVE FULL ATTENTION TO THE PUP. I WAS SEMI-PLEASE ON THE INTAKE OF FOOD AND WATER THE DOG DID TODAY. BUT.......AT THE END OF THE NIGHT OUR PUP GAINED AN APPETITE. BOTH WHEELS AND I WERE DELIGHTED TO FEED HER SLICED TURKEY , PEANUTS , AND ONE PIECE OF POPCORN. THIS MEANS NOTHING TO MOST NON-PET OWNERS BUT IT MADE MY NIGHT. THE DOG ATE NORMAL AND FAST LIKE SHE DID IN THE PAST.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.

 I ATTENDED A PARTY FROM A FORMER BARTENDER. SHE HAD ALL KINDS OF LARGE SPACES WITH HUGE ROOMS. EACH AREA HAD BEEN DECORATED IN A GOTH THEME. IT WAS A LITTLE CREEPY BUT VERY COOL.  PEOPLE FOLLOWED HER AROUND AS SHE DESCRIBED HOW EACH ROOM WAS DESIGNED AND HOW FUTURE ROOMS WILL BE DECORATED.  HER WHOLE ENTOURAGE CHEERED AFTER EACH DESCRIPTION. I WAS CONFUSED A BIT BUT STILL FOLLOWED THE GROUP...............dream ends.

  TUESDAY      10 - 15 - 19

  EVERYDAY WITH THE PUP IS A JOY.  IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE HER OUTSIDE LYING IN THE GRASS. SHE HAD HER FACE IN THE SUN , EYES CLOSED , AND NOSE TWITCHING FOR EVERY SCENT IN THE AIR.  FOR 2 HOURS I WAS OUTSIDE WITH HER.

  THERE ARE SOME PROJECTS I WANTED TO DO BECAUSE OF BEING NEUROTIC. ALL 3 WERE NOT FUN.

 1 - CLEANING COILS BEHIND YOUR FRIDGE CAN HELP THE EFFICIENCY BY 50%. SO I PULLED OUT THE FRIDGE AND THE COILS WERE PRETTY MUCH CLEAN. WHAT WASN'T CLEAN WAS UNDER THE FRIDGE. SOMETHING BROWN SPILLED AND IT WAS GOD AWFUL.  AFTER WIPING THIS UP AND USING A VACUUM I MOVED THE FRIDGE BACK IN PLACE.

 2 - CLEANING OUT YOUR DRYER VENT. I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I DID THIS. I WENT IN THE BASEMENT AND ACCESSED OUR VENTS FOR THE DRYER IN A CRAWL SPACE. AFTER DISCONNECTING A SECTION I PUT MY ARM IN THE TUBE. THAN , USING A LONG WOOD TRIM PIECE I REMOVED A TON OF LINT. THE DRYER WAS ON SO SHIT WAS FLYING STRAIGHT OUT. THIS WAS NOT FUN BUT I AM GLAD I DID IT BECAUSE THERE WAS ALOT.  UPSTAIRS I HAVE WHEELS AND MY ELDEST HELP ME PULL OUT THE STACKABLE DRYER ONTO A CART WITH WHEELS.  I CHECK THE BACK OF THE DRYER AND THE VENT IS CLEAR.  OF COURSE THE VENT TUBE IS ATTACHED WITH A ZIP TIE. THIS MADE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO SNIP AND REPLACE.

 2A - THE CART WITH WHEELS HAS A CRATE ON TOP WITH ALL KINDS OF CLEANERS.  WELL , ONE CLEANER OF BLEACH MELTED THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE AND THE CRATE WITH METAL WIRES AND ONTO MY CARPET DESTROYING IT.....NICE.

 3 - WEEDING......UGH.  THE DIRT WAS HARD AND HURT MY KNEES AS I CRAWLED AROUND FOR 2+ HOURS. MAN , DID MY KNEES HURT.  MY ELDEST CAME OUTSIDE TO HELP PUT ALL THE WEEDS IN TRASHCANS.

  OK.......NOW LET'S START THE NIGHT.....AFTER A SHOWER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO FIND A SINK WITH A GOOD FAUCET AND SPRAY HANDLE IN MY DUMPSTER. SO OF COURSE I TAKE IT HOME. A COUPLE DAYS AGO I NOTICED WE NEEDED A FAUCET IN MY OFFICE AREA....IT HAS A KITCHEN.

 FLYERS LOSE.....BLOW.

  CHANGE THE MARQUEE , TAKE PICTURES , AND CREATE BEER & LIQUOR ORDERS. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN.

  I AM EXHAUSTED AND HURTING FROM WEEDING AND HEAD HOME.

  HEAD TO BED WITH A DRINK AND WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF AGENTS OF SHIELD. IT WAS GOOD.

  I DREAMT ABOUT A FAMILY PARTY WHERE EVERYONE WAS DRINKING AND HAVING A GOOD TIME. I AS WALKING AROUND IN MY BOXERS AND A TEE SHIRT. I COULD NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME FIND ANY PANTS TO WEAR. I ALSO HAD TO USE THE BATHROOM FOR A LONG TIME BUT I WANTED TO FIND ANY KIND OF PANTS FIRST.

  WEDNESDAY      10 - 16 - 19

  I NEVER THOUGHT THE TEXT " SHE POOPED !! " BE ONE OF THE BEST TEXTS EVER.  THE PUP IS BATTLING AND SO ARE WE.

  REMEMBER THE SINK AND FAUCET WITH A SPRAYER I FOUND IN OUR DUMPSTER. WELP , THE FAUCET AND SPRAYER IS NOW IN MY UPSTAIRS OFFICE/KITCHEN. IT WORKS VERY GOOD. 

  TOOK OUR JEEP IN FOR AN INSPECTION.  THIS SHOULD BE A FUN BILL.

  OUR ELDEST GOES TO A 2ND INTERVIEW.  THE FIRST INTERVIEW WENT MUCH BETTER AND THEY DID OFFER HER A JOB AS A TEACHER'S ASSISTANT. CROSSING MY FINGERS AND HOPING THIS IS THE JOB FOR HER AND SHE TAKES IT.  SHE REALLY LIKED THE INTERVIEW , THE TEACHERS , AND THE KIDS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I MET A FRIEND WHO IS RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I GAVE HIM A BOX OF MISCELLANEOUS THINGS TO BRING UP AND HE GAVE ME A USB CHARGING STATION.......GOOD TRADE.

  YESTERDAY I USED GORILLA GLUE ON SEVERAL TABLES IN THE MAIN ROOM. I ALSO FOUND THE MATCHING PAINT. UNFORTUNATELY , THE PAINT WAS SAHARA DESERT BONE DRY IN THE CAN. I CUT OUT A PIECE THAT WAS LIKE RUBBER AND TRIED TO MICROWAVE IT WITH A SPRITZ OF WATER. THIS DID NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO WORKING.

 I FOUND SOME PAINT IN MY HARDWARE STORE BASEMENT. IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO USE ON OUR TABLES. I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES PAINTING EDGES OF 8 TABLES.

 WATCH THE FLYERS GET SMOKED. OK.....WE DO SUCK.

  OH MY GOD...........I PICKED UP GLUTEN FREE PENNE PASTA BY MISTAKE.  WHEELS MADE THIS WONDERFUL SHRIMP PASTA IN A WHITE SAUCE. USUALLY IT IS REALLY GOOD AND I DID NOT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BUT IT TASTED LIKE A SOUR ASS. MY ELDEST SAYS , THIS PASTA IS HORRIBLE. I THREW OUT 2 BOXES THE OTHER DAY. IS THIS THE GLUTEN FREE PASTA ? "

 THE BOX SAYS " GREAT TASTING "......NO , IT TOTALLY BLOWS. I WILL GIVE IT AWAY FREE AT THE NAIL. I TOOK A RIDE TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP A BIG ORDER. I MENTION THE GLUTEN FREE PASTA TO MY SALES REP AND I OFFER 4 BOXES TO HER. SHE SAYS SHE WILL GIVE THEM TO HER CHURCH FOR THE HOMELESS. I GAVE HER THE BOXES AND LEFT. THAN  I THOUGHT , " OH MAN , I JUST GAVE THE HOMELESS ANOTHER PROBLEM. "

 I FEEL LIKE I AM ALWAYS SOLVING PROBLEMS , FIXING THINGS , AND ORDERING STUFF. I DID ENJOY HAVING A GROUP PHONE TALK WITH MY COUSINS ABOUT THE UP AND COMING COUSINS PARTY WHEELS AND I ARE HOSTING.

  GOT SOME MORE THINGS DONE AND HEADED HOME. MY KNEES STILL HURT FROM WEEDING.

  OH , UNLOADING THE BOXES OF LIQUOR AND OTHER THINGS IN THE RAIN SUCKED.

  AT HOME I WIND DOWN WITH SOME WINE , SAUSEEEGE , AND CHEESE. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " FLEAGBAG ". THIS SHOW SO FAR IS VERY GOOD.

  THURSDAY     10 - 17- 19

  AND THE WINDS CAME BUT MAN DID WE HAVE A BACK UP................................

  THE PUP IS GIVING US CONFIDENCE BUT WE ARE WELL AWARE NOT TO GET OUR HOPES UP.  I TOLD WHEELS , " SHE HAD A VERY GOOD POOP " AND SHE REPLIES , " WHERE IS IT ? " AND GOES INSPECTS IT HERSELF. YEP........WE ARE OVER-THE-TOP DOG LOVERS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY.  I GOT SOME THINGS DONE ALONG WITH STOCKING BEER.  I ALSO RE-TRASHED THE SINK THAT " HAD " A SPRAY FAUCET IN IT ( $120 FAUCET FOR FREE ).  I THINK BETWEEN MY CRAIGSLIST , NEXTDOOR WEBSITE , AND MY " SKILLS " AS A CONTRACTOR I HAVE SAVED THIS FAMILY CLOSE TO 2 MILLION DOLLARS.  THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE ALONE SAVED US 200K BY BUILDING IT OURSELVES. CONDO REMODEL.....ADD ANOTHER 100K. OUR HOMES , RENTALS , FIXES , AND SO MANY OTHERS THAT I DO ON A DAILY BASIS.........1.7 MILLION.  OK , JUST KIDDING , BUT IT IS NICE TO FIX OR REPLACE SOMETHING WITHOUT CALLING EXPENSIVE REPAIRMEN.

  BACK HOME WE GET SOME GOOD NEWS. OUR ELDEST ACCEPTED A TEACHING JOB. I AM OVERJOYED AND WE WILL HAVE A SMALL GET TOGETHER FOR THIS NICE OCCASION. THE KID STARTS ON MONDAY. I WILL TAKE FULL CREDIT AND 15% OF HER SALARY FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. MAN , DID I FIGHT.

  THE WINDS CAME AND KNOCKED DOWN A LARGE TREE BRANCH. THIS IS TURN CREATED A BLACKOUT.  WE WAITED 30 MINUTES AND DECIDED IT WAS " GENERATOR " TIME. I F'N LOVE THIS MACHINE.  IT TAKES ME 5 MINUTES TO SET-UP. OF COURSE , IT WAS 10 MINUTES BECAUSE I HAD TO FIGURE OUT THERE WAS NO GAS IN THE MACHINE. A MINOR HUMP AFTER I FILLED THE TANK AND WE HAD POWER FOR MANY THINGS. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW NICE IT IS. AFTER GETTING IT GOING I DROVE TO THE GAS STATION TO FILL UP OUR CONTAINERS JUST IN CASE. THE BLACK-OUT ONLY LASTED 2+ HOURS BUT HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAD VIA OUR GENERATOR. AGAIN , IN MINUTES I HAD IT SET-UP:

 - INTERNET - WHEELS WORKED FROM HOME TODAY SO THIS WAS A PRIORITY. I HAD TO RUN EXTENSION CORDS UPSTAIRS , TO THE MAIN ROOM , AND IN OUR BASEMENT TO ALL THE ROUTERS. IT WORKED PERFECT.

 - CABLE TV TO THE MAIN ROOM. ( NOT A NECESSITY , BUT A VERY NICE LUXURY. OUR ELDEST KINDA TURNED US ON TO A NETFLIX SHOW CALLED ZOMBIES )

 - FRIDGE IS POWERED

 - HOT WATER

 - HEAT

 - ALL POWER IN OUR BATHROOM ( FOR SHOWERING AND SUCH )

 - FULL POWER IN OUR GARAGE WITH DOOR OPENERS.

 - KITCHEN AND HALLWAY LIGHTS.

 - BASEMENT LIGHTS.

 - 2 OUTLETS IN KITCHEN AND ONE OUTLET IN THE BASEMENT.

 ALL THIS IN OUR GENERATOR BECAUSE 3 YEARS AGO I HAD AN ELECTRICIAN FRIEND CONNECT AN INGENIOUS PIGGY BACK BREAKER BOX TO OUR MAIN PANEL BREAKER BOX. BASICALLY , I HAVE 6 BREAKERS THAT I CHOSE FOR POWERING IN CASE OF A POWER FAILURE. FROM OUTSIDE I PLUG IN MY GENERATOR AND START IT UP. I GO BACK TO MY BASEMENT AND THROW THE 6 PIGGY BACK BREAKERS ON NEXT TO OUR MAIN PANEL BOX.......THAT'S IT !! NO MESSING WITH THE MAIN PANEL BOX OR MAIN BREAKER ....NOTHING !!  WHEN THE POWER CAME BACK ON I JUST SHUT DOWN THE GENERATOR , UNPLUGGED IT , AND TURNED THE 6 BREAKERS OFF. AGAIN....THAT'S IT !!

  WE KEPT THE EXTENSION CORDS OUT FOR SEVERAL MORE HOURS JUST IN CASE THE POWER WENT OFF AGAIN.  I LIKE THIS TOP OF THE LINE GENERATOR BECAUSE IT BASICALLY STARTS ON ONE PULL. OH.....THIS WAS EASILY A $1500 JOB. MY FRIEND DID IT FOR $400.

  ELDEST OFFERS TO WORK TONIGHT AT THE NAIL SO I STAYED HOME WHICH WAS NICE. WHEELS AND I WATCHED A CONTINUATION MOVING OF BREAKING BAD CALLED " EL CAMINO ". IT WAS GOOD. THIS MOVIE STARTS AT THE END OF BREAKING BAD AND TAKES HIS TRAVELS IN THE AFTERMATH. I LIKED IT AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THE OLD CHARACTERS. WE ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF FLEABAG. I AM TELLING YOU THIS IS A VERY GOOD SHOW AND THE LEAD ACTRESS WON BEST COMEDIENNE.  ANOTHER GOOD EPISODE TONIGHT.

  ENJOYED OUR PUP AND HAND FED HER THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NIGHT. SHE HAD A GOOD 24 HOURS AND THAT IS PEACHES TO US.

  FRIDAY      10 - 18 - 19

  OUCH......$700+ BILL TO FIX AND INSPECT OUR VEHICLE. MAN, DID I GET IN THE WRONG BUSINESS.

  THE PUP HAS ANOTHER GOOD DAY AND THAT IS JUST GREAT WITH US.

  TRUMP'S NEW SLOGAN FOR HIS 2020 CAMPAIGN....." GET OVER IT "........LOL.

  SOMETIMES I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON HOW LONG IT TAKES PEOPLE TO RESPOND TO EMAILS OR TEXTS ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE HELPING THEM. I KNOW IT IS NOT A BIG DEAL BUT IT IS A PET PEEVE OF MINE.

  BEAN BAGS ARE ADDICTING.  OUR ELDEST BROUGHT IT DOWN FROM HER BEDROOM TO THE MAIN ROOM. THE PUP , HER , AND WHEELS USED FOR 12 STRAIGHT HOURS.

  I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF WU ASSASSINS. YOU REALLY GOT TO GO INTO SUPER NATURAL FANTASY MODE BUT IT WAS GOOD.

  I ALSO WATCHED ONE EPISODE OF THE GOOD PLACE. I HAD NO IDEA THE THEME OF THIS SHOW UNTIL TODAY. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

  COILED UP ALL THE EXTENSION CORDS WHEN WE USED THEM FOR THE POWER OUTAGE. AGAIN......FRICKIN' LOVE THAT GENERATOR. I EVEN BROUGHT HOME TWO 6-WAY POWER STRIPS FOR THE NEXT TIME.  I FIGURED OUT AN EASY WAY TO HAVE OUR KITCHEN TV POWERED UP TOO. 

  WHAT A WORLD.........25 YEAR OLD WOMAN FROM INDIANA BLOWS BY A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS WITH LIGHTS FLASHING AND METAL ARM OUT. SHE KILLS 3 KIDS. WHAT A FUCKING NIGHTMARE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A PEACEFUL NIGHT. ONE BAND WAS AN HOUR LATE BUT NO BIG DEAL FOR WE JUST FLIPPED FLOPPED THE BANDS.  IT WAS GOOD MUSIC AND I ENJOYED HANGING OUT. I ALSO HAD A NICE VISIT FROM A BARTENDER. I REALLY LIKE THIS KID.

  BACK HOME I EAT TOO MUCH AND HAVE 3 BEERS.......DAMN IT. MY BELLY FELT FLAT AND PRETTY GOOD.....THAN I GET SO HUNGRY BECAUSE I HAD NO DINNER. BY MIDNIGHT I'M RAVENOUS.  MAN , IS THIS MY DOWNFALL OF EATING HEALTHY.

  FORGETTING SOME REALLY GOOD DREAMS. I RAN OUT OF PAPER AND EACH NIGHT I FORGET TO PUT A NEW PAPER AND PEN NEXT TO MY BED.

  SATURDAY       10 - 19 - 19

  HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I ALSO HELPED A FAMILY MEMBER LOAD A NEW TOILET INTO THEIR CAR.

 A NICE LITTLE GATHERING FOR OUR ELDEST IN SEMI-CELEBRATING A NEW TEACHING JOB. THE YOUNG ADULT STARTS TRAINING ON MONDAY. THE ONLY THING IS SHE IS FIGHTING A FLU-LIKE SYMPTOM.

  FAMILY COMES OVER AND ABOUT 10 OF US ENJOY PRIMO HOAGIES AND ZESTO PIZZA. WE ORDER WAY TOO MUCH FOOD AS ALWAYS BUT LEFTOVERS ARE RATHER GOOD. A VERY NICE SURPRISE WAS OUR YOUNGEST CAME HOME FOR HER SISTER. THE KID TOOK THE TRAIN FROM CENTER CITY AND WALKED TO OUR HOUSE. THOUGH I LOVED THE SURPRISE AND SNUGGLED WITH HER FOR AN HOUR I TOLD HER , " NEXT  TIME TELL ONE PERSON.....FOR SAFETY REASONS. "

  THE PUP ATE GOOD TODAY AND THE PLUMBING IS DEFINITELY WORKING. SO FAR SO GOOD.  WE ASKED OUR YOUNGEST HOW THE PUP LOOKS AND SHE SAID , " SHE LOOKS NORMAL. "  IT MAKES US FEEL GOOD BUT WE ARE NOT GETTING OVER CONFIDENT. TUESDAY THE DOG GOES IN FOR BLOOD WORK TO CHECK LEVELS........AGAIN.

 SHOULDA GOT A DOOR MAN BUT AT THE TIME I REALLY WANTED TO SEE MIDHEAVEN. THIS BAND TAKES 2 1/2 HOURS TO SET UP AND IT REALLY LOOKS COOL.  THEY HAVE LIGHTS AND ALL KINDS OF GADGETRY.  I WANTED TO STAY WITH MY FAMILY BUT I FINALLY GOT MOVING AND HEADED TO THE NAIL.  IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND LOTS OF FRIENDS SHOWED. I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK. ALSO , I THOUGHT THE LEAD SINGER FROM CROWN OF EARTH GETTING UP AND DOING A SONG WAS VERY COOL.

  PENN STATE WITH A HUGE WIN.  THIS IS 2 WINS IN A ROW OVER NATIONALLY RANKED TEAMS. I DID NOT HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO SEE THAT. THE " WHITE OUT " WAS SUPER COOL.  THEY MOVE TO 7 - 0.

  FLYERS BLOW......I THINK OF THE MOVIE THE WATER BOY WHEN THE TEAM LOSES THEIR BEST PLAYER AND THE GUY YELLS OUT , " OH NO !! WE SUCK AGAIN !! "

  ROLL OUT FROM THE NAIL AROUND 12:30AM. THE BAND WAS STILL PLAYING. THEY REALLY ARE GOOD.

 AT HOME I HANG ABOUT 1 HOUR AND HEAD TO BED. I WAS PRETTY TIRED. I DID NOT SLEEP.

  SUNDAY   10 - 20 - 19

  IT WAS A LONG DAY AND IT WAS FUN. THAN THE EAGLES " PLAYED " ?

  HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE I.V. BAG TODAY FOR THE PUP. I ACTUALLY HAD TO LET WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST FINISH THE INJECTION OF WATER. I HAD TO ROLL OUT.

  YOUNGEST GETS A RIDE BACK TO COLLEGE BY WHEELS WHILE ELDEST GOES TO URGENT CARE. YEP , THE POOR KID JUST HAD A CELEBRATORY DINNER FOR GETTING A NEW JOB AND HIT WITH A SERIOUS ILLNESS BRONCHITIS.  MY GOD THE KID CAN'T CATCH A BREAK. I FELT SO BAD. WHEELS PICKED UP A PRESCRIPTION AND NOW HER FIRST DAY OF TRAINING WILL BE PUSHED BACK.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A VIDEO SHOOT.  IT WAS KINDA COOL WITH ALL THE LIGHTS AND CAMERAS SET UP.  A GUY I KNOW WAS PROMOTING HIS NEW SHORT STORIES BOOK.

  I DECIDE TO JUST STAY AT THE NAIL AND KEEP PREPPING FOR THE DAY. I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT SETTING UP THE RADIO SHOW SO I SLOWLY AND METHODICALLY PUT IT TOGETHER. LAST SHOW WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF A MINOR ONE BUTTON PROBLEM. TODAY , I JUST CASUALLY TOOK MY TIME AND FOLLOWED MY INSTRUCTIONS IN ASSEMBLING THE SHOW'S EQUIPMENT.  IT WORKED PERFECT.

  OH , SATURDAY NIGHT'S BANDS DISSEMBLED ALL OUR MONITORS AND AMPLIFIER AND DID NOT PUT IT BACK TOGETHER SO THIS WAS ANOTHER TEST FOR ME TO TRY TO REASSEMBLE IT. AGAIN , I JUST TOOK MY TIME , RAN THE WIRES NEATLY , AND TESTED WITH A MICROPHONE.  I SURPRISED MYSELF AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

  I HAVE ALL THE MICS SET-UP FOR LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW AND TESTED. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I EVER DID THIS. THE BANDS STARTED TO ARRIVE AND OUR ENGINEER WAS READY TO GO.  THIS WAS A FUN FUN SHOW.

  I HAVE TO THANK THE BANDS SCARS LIKE THESE , DRACULA'S MINISKIRT , REBECCA & THE CITY , THE WORLD WITHOUT US , MORNINGSIDE LANE , AND MIDHEAVEN. THIS WAS A FUN SHOW AND WE REPLAYED THE LEGENDARY " STEPH'S RANT ".  OUR CO-HOST JUST SCHOOLS ME ON LIFE AND METAL MUSIC.........AGAIN.

 THE RADIO SHOW WENT PERFECT AND MY EXTRA WORK OF PRE-PLANNING REALLY HELPED. I ALSO HAVE TO THANK B.B. , OUR ENGINEER , WHO HELPED 2 WEEKS AGO WHEN WE DID A PRACTICE SHOW TOGETHER TO FIX THE TECH PROBLEMS.  ALOT OF FUN , WE MADE EVERYONE LAUGH , AND IT REALLY WAS A GOOD TIME.

  WE BREAK DOWN THE SHOW AND LOAD UP EVERYTHING IN OUR CAR. IT WAS TIME TO WATCH OUR BELOVED EAGLES TAKE ON OUR MOST HATED RIVAL AND BATTLE FOR 1ST PLACE.........THOSE DAMN COWBOYS. WELP , WITHIN 6 MINUTES WE WERE DOWN 14 - 0. WITHIN 3 MINUTES , I SAID I GIVE B.B. A RIDE HOME.  I ALSO SAID , " THE PAIN TO BE AN EAGLES FAN IS JUST EXCRUCIATING. WHY IS IT ALWAYS THE OTHER TEAM THAT SCORES , GETS BREAKS , OR WHATEVER. WHY COULDN'T WE BE UP 14 - 0 ?  OH MY GOD I CAN'T TAKE IT. WE LEAVE BEFORE THE 1ST QUARTER ENDS.

  AT HOME I CHILL WITH THE PUP , WHEELS , AND OUR ELDEST. WE GET SOME GOOD NEWS THAT HER SICKNESS IS ACUTE AND NOT CONTAGIOUS. WE WATCH THE EAGLES' DEPLORABLE PLAY , LISTEN TO MERRILL REESE GO APE SHIT , AND CHANNEL SURF OVER TO THE EVAN ALMIGHTY MOVIE....WHICH IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

  THE EAGLES GAME IS JUST SICKENING TO WATCH. THE TEAM WILL GET RIPPED TOMORROW ON SPORTS RADIO. AGHOLOR SHORT ARMING A CATCH WAS TALKED ABOUT ON THE EAGLES POST GAME SHOW. SETH JOYNER AND RAY DIDINGER RIPPED HIM AND THE TEAM A NEW ASSHOLE.......AND RIGHTFULLY SO.

  OFF TO BED JUST SICK TO MY STOMACH. 

  MONDAY    10 - 21 - 19

  WELL , MY MOOD TOOK A NOSE DIVE AND I KINKED MY NECK.

  EDITED LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW , UPLOADED IT , AND DOWNLOADED TO GOOGLE DRIVE IN GREAT TIME. IT IS READY TO BE LISTENED TO ON THIS SITE. GO TO HOME PAGE AND CLICK " RADIO SHOW ".

  2 1/2 MONTHS OF PREPARING PAPERWORK , SENDING DOCUMENTS , E - SIGNATURES , APPRAISAL , AND A CONFIRMATION THAT OUR SETTLEMENT DATE WOULD BE MID-NOVEMBER OR EARLIER WAS ALL SHOT TO SHIT IN ONE 60 SECOND PHONE CALL.  WE GOT DENIED. TO SAY I AM INFURIATED WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. FUCKING LED ON FOR ALMOST 3 MONTHS WITH NO PHONE CALL BACKS OR RETURNED EMAILS.  WE WERE MISLED FROM FUCKING DAY ONE. I WROTE 2 EMAILS TO 2 SUPERVISORS......FUCK MR. COOPER.

  WE DO HAVE A BACK UP PLAN BUT NOW WE MUST RE-DO FUCKING EVERYTHING ALL FUCKING OVER AGAIN. IT IS A FUCKING NIGHTMARE.  IT FUCKING SUCKS BECAUSE THEY REALLY MADE US FEEL LIKE THE WHOLE TRANSACTION WOULD GO THROUGH.  FUCK MR. COOPER.

  I TAKE A NAP AND I AM SO FUCKING PISSED. I WAKE UP WITH MY NECK KINKED AND HURTING. NOW FOR 48 - 64 HOURS I WILL WALK AROUND LIKE I HAVE A NECK BRACE ON.

 FLYERS WIN....DON'T FUCKING CARE.

  EAGLES TALK......DON'T FUCKING CARE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE WEEK AND A BARTENDER COMES IN TO TAKE OVER.  I AM HAPPY TO ROLL OUT ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  IT ENDED UP A GOOD MONDAY NIGHT AT THE BAR. 

  I DON'T GET IT....EAGLES CRUSH JETS , JETS BEAT COWDICKS , COWDICKS CRUSH EAGLES.

 OFF TO BED IN A HORRIBLE MOOD.  WE WERE TOLD MULTIPLE WAYS OF DOING THIS VERY LARGE TRANSACTION AND NOW .....FUCKING ZERO. NO ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS AFTER WE TOLD THERE WOULD BE IN CASE SOMETHING WENT AWRY...........UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE.  I AM SICK OF LIFE.

  OH......I ALMOST HIT A DEER ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. THIS IS RIGHT AFTER A BARTENDER TOLD ME , " HEY , WE ARE ALIVE EVEN THOUGH BAD THINGS ARE HAPPENING. " THANK GOODNESS SHE KNOCKED ON WOOD AND AS I WAS PUTTING ON MY MOTORCYCLE JACKET ON.

  TUESDAY    10 - 22 - 19

  OK....RANTED YESTERDAY. NOW.....WE START ALLOVER.

  PART 2 - WE GET A LIST OF A 100 THINGS AND WHEELS PUTS IT ALL TOGETHER.  WE EVEN STOP AT THE BANK LATER IN THE MORNING TO DROP OFF MORE PAPERWORK AND DOCUMENTS.

  TAKE THE PUP TO THE VET FOR BLOOD WORK.  WE WERE HOPING OUR CARE WOULD SOME HOW REVERSE THE DOWN CLINE. SHE HAS BEEN EATING , DRINKING , AND HER PLUMBING IS WORKING. BUT , THE UPDATE IS NOT GOOD. SHE CONTINUES TO HAVE BAD ELEVATIONS IN HER LIVER AND KIDNEYS.  BOTH OF US WERE UPSET TO HEAR THE NEWS BUT WE KNEW IT WAS COMING. I THOUGHT ABOUT OUR PUP THE REST OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.

  BACK HOME I AM QUIET AND BUMMED OUT.

  CALL CABLE COMPANY AND LOWER OUR MONTHLY BILL BY $50.

  CALL CELL PHONE COMPANY AND LOWER OUR MONTHLY BILL BY $50.

  MY NECK IS STILL KINKED AND IT SUCKS. IF I REMEMBER I FIGHT THIS FOR AT LEAST A WEEK OR MORE.

  TRY TWICE TO GIVE THE PUP AN I.V. AND SHE YELPS. I FEEL HORRIBLE SO WE DECIDE TO PASS FOR TODAY.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT , CALL BANDS , AND CLEAN. I GOT SOME THINGS DONE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS AND THAN TOTALLY RAN OUT OF ENERGY.

  BACK HOME AND IT IS NICE TO SEE THE PUP WAGGING HER TAIL WHEN I WALK IN. WE WATCH TV AND HANG OUT.

  NATIONALS WIN GAME 1 IN HOUSTON 5 - 4......GOOD GAME.

  WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF FLEABAG.  IT WAS OKAY. OTHER EPISODES WERE WAY BETTER.

 ELDEST SEEMS TO BE FEELING BETTER. TOMORROW IS HER FIRST DAY OF TRAINING AT HER NEW TEACHER'S JOB.

   WEDNESDAY     10 - 23 - 19

  ANOTHER DAY IS ONE MORE CHERISHED DAY WITH THE PUP. AT LEAST THAT'S HOW WE LOOK AT IT.

 JUST KINDA CHILLED TODAY.  I KINKED MY NECK A 2ND TIME. THIS IS 2 STRAIGHT NIGHTS OF HAVING ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE SLEEP.  I WAS LITERALLY UP EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR.

 BROUGHT OUR JEEP BACK TO THE MECHANIC.....TWICE. WHEN YOU SPEND $700+ TO FIX AND THE BRAKES GO TO THE GROUND THAT IS A CONCERN.

  NATIONALS TAKE A 2 - 0 LEAD IN WORLD SERIES. I THINK I AM OKAY WITH THEM WINNING.

 76ERS WIN OPENER AT A PACKED WELLS FARGO CENTER AGAINST THE CELTICS. I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT 3 POINT AND FOUL LINE SHOOTING.

  GOT AN OFFER FOR A VERY LARGE SIDE-JOB. I WOULD NEED TO BRING MY FRIEND IN ON THIS AND I DO NOT HAVE THE MOTIVATION PLUS IT IS A FAR DRIVE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO GET THINGS DONE.  I CONCENTRATED ON STOCKING BEER. AFTER ABOUT 60 MINUTES OF ORGANIZING AND STOCKING I WAS TIRED.

  ELDEST HAS A GOOD DAY FOR HER FIRST TRAINING CLASS. SO FAR SO GOOD.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FLEABAG. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  THURSDAY       10 - 24 - 19

  WE SEEM TO BE ADAPTING TO HELP OUR PUP OUT. SHE HAS NO APPETITE SO THAT IS A CONCERN.  WE HAND FEED HER EVERYDAY. I KNOW HER BRAIN MUST BE SAYING , " OH MAN THAT SMELLS SO GOOD I SHOULD EAT THAT. " BUT HER BODY IS SAYING , " I AM NOT HUNGRY AT ALL. " THE DOG SEEMS TO LIKE SHARP CHEESE AND HAMBURGERS.......KINDA CAN'T BLAME HER. MY NEXT PROJECT IS TO ROLL UP BALLS OF HER DOG FOOD AND MAKE MEATBALLS OUT OF THEM.  I WILL BAKE THEM IN THE OVEN AND DO JUST ONE AS A TEST. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE HOUSE SMELLS LIKE WHEN DOING THIS.

 TOOK OUR JEEP IN FOR A 3RD TIME. LUCKILY , IT IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. THEY CHANGED THE ENTIRE BRAKING SYSTEM.  IT SEEMS ABOUT 40% BETTER BUT DEFINITELY NOT TO WHERE IT WAS BEFORE WE BROUGHT THE CAR IN FOR INSPECTION.

  SAW AN OPOSSUM AND A RABBIT RIGHT NEXT TO EACH  OTHER. THEY SAW MY CAR PULL UP AND TOOK OFF.

  KINKED MY NECK AGAIN AND MAN IS IT HURTING.  I DECIDED TO TAKE A LONG HOT SHOWER. WE HAVE A LARGE MARBLE SEAT IN OUR ROMAN SHOWER STALL. I STOOD ON THE SEAT SO MY NECK WOULD WOULD BE INCHES FROM THE SHOWER HEAD. IT FELT GOOD BUT STILL THE PAIN IS CONSTANT.  WOULDA BEEN KINDA FUNNY IF WHEELS WALKED IN AND SAW ME STANDING ON THE SEAT WITH MY HEAD ALMOST TOUCHING THE CEILING.

  YESTERDAY I HAD TO GIVE AN I.V. BAG TO THE PUP.  IT WENT SO MUCH BETTER THAN 2 DAYS AGO. WHEN THE DOG YELPS I FEEL HORRIBLE.

  WATCHED A NEW SHOW WITH MY KID ON NETFLIX CALLED LUCIFER. IT WAS GOOD. MY ELDEST ALSO LET ME HAVE SOME OF HER BROCCOLI / CHEDDAR  SOUP WITH HOMEMADE ITALIAN LOAF BREAD. IT WAS DAMN GOOD. I COULD NOT MOVE FROM THE COUCH BECAUSE OF MY NECK PAIN SO WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST WERE ACCOMMODATING MY DINNER AND PHONE CALLS. YES , I WAS CALLED A NUDGE SEVERAL TIMES. BUT I DID MAKE MY ELDEST LAUGH OUT LOUD AT LEAST 5 TIMES.

  YESTERDAY I DID GOT MY WEEKLY CALL AT 10PM FROM OUR YOUNGEST AT SCHOOL. SHE REALLY SEEMS TO BE LOVING IT WHICH MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD. JUST HEARING HER VOICE IS NICE TOO. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 25 MINUTES.

  TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS. WHAT SUCKS IS I CAN NOT FIND MY DAMN DECORATIONS SO I BROUGHT OUR HOME DECORATIONS TO THE NAIL. I SPENT ABOUT 1 HOUR HANGING AND DISPLAYING THINGS.

  I GOT A CALL TO BE ON " DANNY TV ". IT IS A FACEBOOK FACE TIMING THING AND IT WAS FUN.  I GOT INTERVIEWED AND I MADE IT FUN WITH JOKES , STORIES , AND WEARING DIFFERENT MASKS DURING THE INTERVIEW.  IT CAN BE SEEN AND HEARD ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE " RUSTY NAIL ". SINCE IT IS HALLOWEEN TIME I TOLD SOME GHOST STORIES AND BACK GROUND ON THE NAIL AND SHOWS HERE.

  A NICE SHOW OF MUSICIANS FOR JUST JAM. EVEN THE " DANNY TV " GUYS PARTICIPATED ON SOME SONGS.

 FLYERS WITH A NICE WIN ON THE ROAD AGAINST CHICAGO.......4 - 1.

 UNION LOSE IN SECOND ROUND OF PLAYOFFS.....2 - 0.

  A FUN NIGHT AND I ROLL HOME. MY NECK IS STILL KINKED BUT IT DOES FEEL A LITTLE BETTER FROM MOVING AROUND I GUESS.

  BACK HOME TO HAVE SOME LIBATIONS. I HAVE BEEN STRESSED OUT WITH THE DAMN HUGE BANKING THING GOING DOWN THE DRAIN AND OUR PUP SO I HAD BRANDY. 

 MR. COOPER DID SEND US AN EMAIL DECLINING OUR DEAL. IT WAS NICE OF THEM.......FUCKING ASSHOLES STRINGING US ALONG.

  I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF THE CONNORS. IT IS VERY WELL WRITTEN.

 OFF TO BED WITH MY DAMN KINKED NECK AND NOW I HAVE SHOOTING PAIN DOWN MY RIGHT ARM.  THIS AFFECTS MY SLEEPING WHICH SUCKS BECAUSE MY SLEEPING BLOWS WHEN NOTHING AFFECTS IT. IT IS NOW 3 STRAIGHT NIGHTS I HAVE HAD A TOTAL OF MAYBE 6 HOURS SLEEP.

  FRIDAY     10 - 25 - 19

  KINKED NECK STILL LINGERING BUT GETTING BETTER. BUT........NOW MY SHOULDER IS HURTING.

  DOGGY DIAPERS........YEAH , IT'S COMING TO THAT.

  WATCHED AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT IS ENTERTAINING. LEAD ACTORS DO A VERY GOOD JOB.

  ASTROS FIGHT BACK AND WIN A GAME. NATIONALS UP 2 - 1. NOT SURE WHY BUT I AM LEANING FOR THE NATIONALS TO WIN.

  ELDEST GOES TO EXTENDED TRAINING FOR 2ND DAY OF HER NEW TEACHING JOB. SUPER HAPPY FOR THIS KID TO HAVE DIRECTION AND A JOB SHE CAN BE SUPER PROUD OF. SHE SAID IT WAS ALOT OF RULE LEARNING AND COMPUTER WORK TODAY. MONDAY SHE STARTS WITH HANDS ON TEACHING AND CARING FOR THE KIDS.

 DROVE A FRIEND TO AND FROM AN ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. MY PAYMENT WAS A BADA BING PRIMO'S HOAGIE........GOOD TRADE. I LET WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST SPLIT IT.

 GOOD SIGNING BY PHILLIES FOR JOE GIRALDI.

   GIVING THE PUP AN I.V. BAG. IT WENT WELL. I AM NOT A FAN OF DOING THIS. WE ARE SEEING SOME CHANGES THAT ARE NOT GOOD LIKE NOT JUMPING ON A BED ANYMORE OR STAYING OUTSIDE BY HERSELF LONGER. AGAIN , I AM JUST CHERISHING EVERY MINUTE WITH THE PUP. TONIGHT I ACTUALLY SNUGGLED ON A BEAN BAG WITH HER FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. SHE GROANED AT ME.......WHICH IS VERY NORMAL.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I CONTINUED TO SET UP HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS , TURNED OFF OUTSIDE LIGHTS TO GIVE IT A HALLOWEEN MOOD , AND WORE A MASK AS THE " MYSTERY DOORMAN ".

  A NICE CROWD WITH SOME FUN MUSIC. I THOUGHT THE FIRST BAND THE MANIPULATORS WERE VERY GOOD.

 EX- EAGLES SCANDICK CRITICIZES EAGLES TEAM AND JENKINS FOR LEADERSHIP. OH , SCANDICK WAS CUT TWICE BY THE EAGLES AND BY DALLAS. HE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING NEW TO US PHILLY FANS.  #BITTERMUCH.

  HAD A GOOD TIME TONIGHT BUT ROLLED OUT VIA MY MOTORCYCLE. A NICE RIDE HOME.

  SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS AND THE PUP, I HAVE SOME RED WINE AND WE WATCH THE NEW SECOND SEASON OF THE KOMINSKY METHOD. THE SHOW HAS EXCELLENT WRITING.  WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES.

 UP AT 2AM TO PEE. I WALK THE PUP TOO.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT BETTER. THE ONLY THING IS I WOKE UP WITH A LOT OF PAIN IN MY SHOULDER.

  SATURDAY    10 - 26 - 19

  PEEING IS A GOOD THING BUT.................

  MY SHOULDER IS NOW HURTING ME BIG TIME. IT IS A SHOOTING PAIN THAT WILL NOT STOP. IT IS JUST CONSTANT ALL THE TIME. COUPLED WITH MY NECK PAIN THIS IS NO FUN.

  SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP TODAY AND ENJOYING EACH MOMENT.  THE DOG IS URINATING ALOT WHICH I GUESS IS A GOOD THING. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS SHE WENT ON OUR TILE FLOOR TWICE AND MY BEDROOM CARPET ONCE. SO , I GOOGLED IT AND A VETERINARIAN SAID JUST GET A NORMAL DIAPER , CUT A HOLE IN IT FOR THE TAIL , AND PLACE IT ON THE PUP. WELL , THIS KINDA WORKED.

  FIRST I NEEDED TO GET DIAPERS. I WAS GOING TO GO TO PET SMART FOR DOGGY DIAPERS ( NEVER KNEW THEY EVEN EXISTED ). THAN I SAW A VET DOCTOR'S VIDEO AND HE DEMONSTRATED HOW TO USE REGULAR DIAPERS. THAN I THOUGHT CRAIGSLIST. WELL , WHAT DO YOU KNOW A PERSON WAS SELLING 400 DIAPERS FOR $40. I GOT THEM FOR FREE. WELL ,  WHEELS GOT THEM.  IT WAS SUPER LOCAL AND ONLY SECONDS FROM THE NAIL. WHEN WHEELS RETURNED I DID A TEST WITH THE PUP. I CUT A HOLE IN A DIAPER , SLIPPED IT ON THE DOG , AND SHE WALKED 5 STEPS....WIGGLED HER RIGHT BACK LEG......AND IT CAME RIGHT OFF. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST ROAR CRY LAUGH. I THINK I NEED A BETTER PLAN.

 THEY SAY CHANGING YOUR OWN OIL REALLY DOES NOT SAVE MUCH MONEY. SO I SCHEDULED ONE FOR TOMORROW ( YEP....ON A SUNDAY ) AT PEPBOYS FOR $60 ( ISH )

 PENN STATE WITH A SOLID WIN.

 ASTROS TIE SERIES 2 - 2.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A BIG NIGHT. I HAD SOME MORE DECORATIONS TO SET UP , TURNED THE OUTSIDE LIGHTS OFF FOR A MORE COZIER HALLOWEENISH ENVIRONMENT , AND THE BANDS STARTED ARRIVING.

  PEOPLE IN COSTUME STARTED PILING IN THE NAIL FOR A FREE SHOW. IT WAS A PACKED HOUSE AND ALOT OF FUN. OUR STAFF RAN HARD ALL NIGHT. I HELPED WITH SOUND , FOOD ORDERS , THE DOOR , AND BARTENDED. IT WAS THAT DAMN BUSY. IT WAS ALSO ALOT OF FUN.  SOME REALLY CLEVER OUTFITS TOO.

 I POSTED SOME PICTURES ON FACEBOOK BUT MANY OTHERS DID TOO WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE. I WENT ON FACEBOOK THE NEXT DAY AND EVERY 5TH STORY WAS ABOUT THE NAIL AND HOW MUCH FUN THE HALLOWEEN SHOW WAS. SOME GOOD VIDEOS TOO.

  REGULARS AND SOME CO-WORKERS CAME IN. A NICE COMPLIMENT WHEN OUR BARTENDER AND HER BOYFRIEND SAID I WAS THE BEST BOSS THEY EVER HAD. THEY WERE FEELING GOOD BUT I APPRECIATED THE KIND SLURRED WORDS.

 SOLID WINS BY OUR FLYERS AND 76ERS.

  THE FOOD ORDERS WERE FLYING AND I WAS QUICK AND SYSTEMATIC. IT IS SO NICE TO LET THE BARTENDER DO HER THING AND IT SAVES TIME WHEN WE HAVE A COOK.

  EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL AND THE NIGHT ROLLED ALONG. I TRIED TO LEAVE 5 DIFFERENT TIMES. BY 1AM I HAD TO ROLL. THE DOORMAN AND BARTENDER COULD HANDLE THE FINAL HOUR.

  BACK HOME I PUT A DIAPER ON THE PUP ALONG WITH A PAIR OF PHILLIES SHORTS FROM MY YOUNGEST CLOTHING DRAWER. I LOCKED THE DOG IN HER CRATE AND THAN NEXT MORNING THE DIAPER WAS OFF.

  I RAN HARD THIS WEEKEND AND THOUGHT I DESERVED A LITTLE NIGHTCAP. I HAD 2 BEERS AND 2 BRANDIES. THE NEXT MORNING......SUGAR HEADACHE. I WILL NOT DO THIS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 3 MONTHS.

 OFF TO BED WHERE MY PAINFUL SHOULDER INHIBITED GOOD SLEEP AGAIN......BLOW.

  SUNDAY    10 - 27 - 19

 AND THE SEASON IS SAVED.....FOR NOW.

 AS YOU KNOW THE EAGLES ARE A PRETTY BIG DEAL TO ME. THE TEAM STEPPED UP AND WON A HUGE GAME ON THE ROAD AGAINST THE BILLS TODAY.  IT REALLY KEPT OUR PLAY-OFF HOPES ALIVE AND THIS HALF WAY POINT. THE NEXT 3 GAMES ARE GOING TO BE TOUGH AND WE COULD WIN 4 OF THE  NEXT 5 GAMES AFTER THESE NEXT 3 TO MAKE A PUSH FOR THE DIVISION. OH THANK YOU EAGLES FOR WINNING THIS WEEK BECAUSE LAST WEEK'S LOSS JUST BLEW TOTAL ASS.

 HAD A 2 HOUR CONDO MEETING THIS MORNING VIA PHONE. IT WAS NICE. EACH CONDO OWNER GAVE 2 FELLOW OWNERS A $100 EACH FOR THEIR HUGE PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPLETE MAKEOVER REMODELING OF OUR COMPLEX. THEY MET WITH CONTRACTORS , DID LEG WORK , MET WITH INSPECTORS , TOOK PICTURES , HAD UPDATES ,  AND SO MUCH MORE.  TO SHOW WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE THEY ARE WE GOT AN EMAIL THE NEXT DAY SAYING THANKS. THEY WILL USE THE MONEY FOR A SMALL DINNER AND REST WILL GO BACK INTO OUR ASSOCIATION FUND FOR LATER PROJECTS.

  THE PUP GETS AN I.V. TODAY FROM WHEELS AND I. SHE STARTED OUT REAL SLOW BUT PICKED UP ALITTLE BY LATE NIGHT.

 SET-UP AN OIL CHANGE FROM JIFFY LUBE IN HAVERTOWN. THE TOTAL WOULD BE $65.  I CALLED FIRST BECAUSE I KNOW MY LUCK.  NO ANSWER 3 TIMES.  I DRIVE THERE AND THE GUY TELLS ME IT WILL TAKE OVER 2 HOURS........ SO I LEAVE.  BLOW.

 DRIVE TO MY PARENTS FOR BREAKFAST AND CATCH UP ON STUFF. 

  SET-UP UP ANOTHER OIL CHANGE AT ANOTHER JIFFY LUBE FOR $53.  THE GUY TOLD ME IT IS SLOW AND HE CAN DO IT IN 20 MINUTES. I ARRIVE AND IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES IT WAS DONE....6 QUARTS OF OIL AND NEW FILTER. WHAT IS COOL AND 20 TIMES FASTER IS THAT USE A VACUUM TO SUCK OUT THE OLD OIL FROM THE TOP INSTEAD OF DRAINING FROM THE BOTTOM.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  THE WEEKEND HALLOWEEN SHOWS WERE FUN.  I THINK IT WAS VERY GOOD FOR THE NAIL TOO BECAUSE I WENT ON FACEBOOK AND EVERY 5TH STORY PEOPLE AND BANDS WERE POSTING ABOUT THE SHOWS HERE. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD.

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND RUN HOT WATER ON MY SHOULDER. I AM ALSO USING ICY HOT AND IBUPROFEN.

  WHAT A FUN EAGLES GAME. OF COURSE I WAS YELLING AT THE TV AND WHEELS JUST SHAKES HER HEAD AT ME. SEVERAL TIMES I WOULD SAY A RECOMMENDATION FOR EITHER THE OFFENSE OR DEFENSE AND 3 SECONDS LATER MERRILL REESE OR MIKE QUICK WOULD REPEAT WHAT I JUST SAID. I WOULD YELL OUT ,
" YES , LIKE CHRIS FROM ROSEMONT JUST SAID ". OF COURSE , I HAD TO MAKE WHEELS KNOW THIS.....WHILE SHE SHOOK HER HEAD AT ME AGAIN.

  WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF SUCCESSION. IT WAS VERY GOOD. IT GOT ALL KINDS OF EXCELLENT REVIEWS AND ACCOLADES.

  WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF KOMINSKY CODE. AGAIN......VERY GOOD.

  FEEDING THE PUP BY HAND IS BOTH REWARDING AND HEART BREAKING.

 OFF TO BED AND I ONLY HAD ONE NIGHTCAP. I GUESS THIS IS GOOD.

 MONDAY     10 - 28 - 19

  PAIN IN NECK IS ABOUT 70% BETTER BUT SHOULDER IS HURTING BIG TIME. IT IS NOT EXCRUCIATING BUT MAN IT IS CONSTANT.

 PUP GAVE US A SCARE. IF SHE STOPS EATING , DRINKING , AND MOVING AROUND THAN WE HAVE TO MAKE A HORRIBLE DECISION. TODAY SHE DID NOT WANT TO EAT THAN SHE TURNED IT ON LATE NIGHT AROUND 10PM.  THIS LATE NIGHT EATING HAS BEEN CONSISTENT. I DON'T CARE WHEN SHE EATS AS LONG AS SHE IS EATING SOMETHING. WHEN I LEFT FOR THE NAIL AT 6PM I GOT UPSET JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.

 ELDEST HAS A GOOD FIRST DAY AT WORK. SHE LOVES THE KIDS AND IT HAD TO BE TOUGH WORKING A 9 HOUR SHIFT WITH THE WAY HER HOURS WERE.  IT WILL GET EASIER AND I AM HOPING SHE KEEPS IT GOING. I AM OVERJOYED AND SO HAPPY FOR THIS KID. SHE NOW HAS DIRECTION AND SOMETHING SHE CAN BE PROUD OF.

 SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP TODAY.  TRYING TO GET IN AS MUCH TIME AS I CAN.  WHEELS IS DOING THE SAME.

  TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN. A 1,000 LEAVES WERE TRACKED INTO THE PLACE.  NOT SURE WHERE THEY COME FROM SINCE THE CLOSEST TREE IS A BLOCK AWAY. I VACUUMED FOR NEARLY 40 MINUTES. I ALSO WENT OUTSIDE AND CHANGED THE MARQUEE. IT WAS A NICE NIGHT AND I JUST TOOK MY TIME DOING IT. THE HIGHER LADDER IS SO MUCH EASIER.

  NEW PHILLIES MANAGER HAS A WELCOME PRESS CONFERENCE. HE IS ALREADY BELOVED. JOE GIRALDI IS THE REAL DEAL.

  76ERS STEAL A WIN OVER ATLANTA TO GO 3 - 0. THEY TRIED TO GIVE IT AWAY AT THE END OF THE GAME BUT HELD ON.

  WHAT DOES DAVID BOWIE , BREAKING BENJAMIN AND THE NAIL HAVE IT COMMON ?  HOPEFULLY WE WILL KNOW AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME.

  ELDEST COMES TO THE NAIL TO MEET SOME FRIENDS FOR A BIRTHDAY GET TOGETHER EXCEPT THE BIRTHDAY BOY NEVER SHOWED UP. I HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND THAN ROLLED HOME.

  HEAD HOME AND WHEELS DOES A GREAT JOB OF GETTING THE PUP TO EAT.  WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE KOMINSKY METHOD AND IT WAS GOOD. I ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER WHICH WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND DID NOT SLEEP WELL DUE TO SHOULDER PAIN.

 HAD A DREAM ABOUT A FORMER GIRL I KNEW IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. IN 8TH GRADE SHE WAS THE HEAD CHEER LEADER AND A PIECE OF ASS. ONE DAY IN THE PLAY GROUND , 2 OF HER FRIENDS WALKED OVER AND SAID SHE LIKE TO DATE ME.  I DECLINED BECAUSE SHE BROKE THE HEARTS OF ALMOST EVERY BOY IN MY CLASS.  THIS IS A TRUE STORY. TONIGHT I DREAMT SHE WAS INVITING PEOPLE INTO HER HOME AND I DECLINED. JOANNE C. , MAN YOU WERE SMOKING HOT. IF SHE ONLY ASKED AROUND 10TH GRADE I WOULDA OF GAVE HER THE BEST 30 SECONDS EVER.

   TUESDAY      10 - 29 - 19

  OUR PUP TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE..........

  STARTED MY RUNNING :

 - DROVE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT.

 - STOPPED AT PARENTS HOUSE.

 - STOP AT FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO PICK UP A WARMING TRAY.

 - STOPPED AT COUSIN'S HOUSE TO PICK UP FOLDING CHAIRS.

 - STOPPED AT THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY.

 - STOPPED AT THE LIQUOR STORE.

  BACK HOME I UNLOAD AND SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

  I TOOK A 60 MINUTE JACUZZI WITH EPSOM SALT.  IT FELT BETTER BUT BY THE NEXT MORNING THE PAIN RETURNED TO MY SHOULDER AGAIN.

  ELDEST HAS ANOTHER GOOD DAY AT HER NEW TEACHING JOB.

  FLYERS GET SMOKED.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE KOMINSKY METHOD. THEY WERE GOOD.

  WHEELS AND I TRY FOR 24 HOURS TO FEED OUR DOG. SHE IS NOT EATING AND THIS MEANS WE NEED TO SAY OUR FINAL GOODBYES.  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR ELDEST ALL SNUGGLED WITH HER SEPARATELY. I GOT UP AT 5 AM AND MY ELDEST WAS LAYING WITH HER ON A BEAN BAG. AT 6AM WHEELS WAS LAYING WITH HER. I WILL TAKE MY TURN LATER. WE CRIED ALL NIGHT BECAUSE NOW WE MUST MAKE A HORRIBLE DECISION.

THIS DOG BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY AND LAUGHTER INTO OUR HOME AND FAMILY. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES SHE ENTERTAINED US AND MADE US FEEL GOOD. AS PET OWNERS WE ALL DREAD THIS MOMENT.  WE KNOW IT COMES SO FAST AND IT IS SO HEART BREAKING.  SHE WILL SORELY BE MISSED.

  #OHNELLIE

  WEDNESDAY     10 - 30 - 19

 TRIBUTE TO OUR PUP NELLIE :

  WELL , TODAY WE MADE THE HORRIBLE DECISION TO PUT OUR BELOVED PUP TO SLEEP. SHE HAS NOT EATEN IN OVER 36 HOURS AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS TIME. THOUGH , I DID SECOND GUESS MYSELF.

  I CALL OUR ELDEST AT WORK AND CAN BARELY SPEAK TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL. OUR ELDEST COMES HOME AT LUNCH TIME.

  OUR YOUNGEST TAKES THE TRAIN IN FROM CENTER CITY AND I PICK HER UP.

 A FRIEND STOPS BY TO SAY HER LAST HELLO TO NELLIE. THAT WAS SUPER NICE OF HER.

  I PLACE THE PUP ON MY BED AT 8AM IN THE MORNING AND SHE STAYED THERE UNTIL 4PM.  ALL OF US PET , SNUGGLED , KISSED , AND TALKED TO HER. IT WAS HEARTBREAKING.  I MADE SOME CALLS TO SEE IF WE WANTED TO EUTHANIZED AT THE VET HOSPITAL OR AT HOME.  WE DECIDE TO GO TO OUR VET.

  WE LOAD UP ALL MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MEDICINES TO TAKE BACK.  WE TAKE HER FAVORITE BLANKET AND A BOX OF TISSUES. I HELP THE DOG OFF MY HIGH BED AND SHE WALKS OUTSIDE AND JUMPS IN THE BACK SEAT OF OUR CAR. I AM SURPRISED SHE HAS THIS ENERGY AND NOW I AM DOUBTING MYSELF ON MAKING A 4:30PM DEATH APPOINTMENT.

 DURING THE RIDE TO THE VET I ASKED TWICE , " SHOULD WE TURN AROUND AND TAKE HER HOME FOR AT LEAST ONE MORE NIGHT ? " IF JUST ONE PERSON SAID YES....I WAS DOING IT. ALL 3 AGREED WE SHOULD STAY THE COURSE. I KNOW MY BRAIN SAYS IT IS TIME BUT MY HEART IS ACHING HORRIBLY.

 AT THE VET WE STAY IN A PRIVATE ROOM FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. THE DOG'S EARS PERK UP WITH DISTANT BARKING AND AGAIN SEEMS ALERT. I ASK AGAIN , " ARE WE DOING THE RIGHT THING HERE ? " NELLIE LOOKS CONFUSED , SOMBER , AND SAD BUT SEEMS TO KNOW THE ATTENTION AROUND HER.  I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

 A DOCTOR COMES IN AND EXPLAINS THE PROCEDURE. WE TELL HER TO START THE PROCESS. TWO TECHNICIANS INSERT AN I.V. WHILE WE WAIT OUTSIDE. AFTER 5 MINUTES , THE DOCTOR USES AN OUTPUT ON THE TUBE TO INSERT 2 NEEDLES. THIS FIRST DOSE IS TO MAKE HER VERY DROWSY......BASICALLY TO FEEL NO PAIN.  SHE SAYS , " LETS WAIT 10 MINUTES TO LET THE MEDS DO THEIR WORK."  EVEN AFTER THE FIRST 2 NEEDLES I AM STILL THINKING LET'S TAKE HER HOME.....BUT I DON'T SAY ANYTHING.

  THE DOCTOR RETURNS WITH 2 MORE NEEDLES. SHE USES THE I.V. TO INFUSE THE MEDS TO STOP HER BRAIN ACTIVITY AND HEART. I AM CRUSHED AND ASHAMED I AM DOING THIS TO THE DOG I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART. THIRTY MINUTES AGO THE DOG IS ALERT AND GETTING HUGS. AFTER 60 SECONDS SHE LIES ON THE COMFORTERS LIFELESS. THE DOCTOR USES HER STETHOSCOPE TO CONFIRM HER HEART HAS STOPPED.  I DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE IT AND STILL PET HER. BUT SHE IS GONE AND I LET MY DOG DOWN BIG TIME. I KNOW IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO BECAUSE HER LIVER AND KIDNEYS WERE FAILING BUT I FELT ONE MORE DAY WOULD OF GAVE ME MORE PEACE. AS THE KIDS AND WHEELS LEAVE VIA THE OUTSIDE STEPS I STAY IN A BREEZEWAY AND CRY.  I FEEL LIKE A FAILURE AS A FATHER. I KNOW THAT IS FAR FETCHED BUT THIS IS HOW I LOOKED AT THIS DOG. SHE WAS MY DAUGHTER.

  OUTSIDE MY DAUGHTERS ARE HUGGING AND CRYING IN EACH OTHERS ARMS. WHEELS HUGS THEM TOO. I WATCH FROM THE INTERIOR DOORS OF THE BREEZEWAY. THIS DOG HAD TOTAL TRUST IN ME , JUMPED RIGHT INTO OUR CAR ( WITH A LITTLE SLIP ) , AND WALKED RIGHT INTO THE VET OFFICE WITHOUT HESITATION.  HERE I AM DECEIVING THE DOG. I FELT SO BAD THE DOG HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON. THE OTHER 5 TIMES WE WERE HERE THE VETS HELPED HER. NOW............THE OPPOSITE AND IT WAS LIGHTS OUT.  I AM OVERCOME WITH GRIEF AND HAVE FAILED AS A PROTECTOR. I KEPT STARING AT NELLIE'S INNOCENT FACE OF TRUST. I MEAN SHE WOULD FOLLOW ME OFF A BRIDGE. I HAD HER LIFE IN MY HANDS AND I LET IT SLIP THROUGH. IT'S JUST HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW. WE GOT AN EXTRA MONTH WITH HER AND I CHERISHED EVERY SECOND BUT I KEPT THINKING I COULD OF GAVE HER A LEAST ONE MORE DAY WITH US. SHE JUST KEPT STARING AT ME FOR AN ANSWER AND SHE NEVER STARES AT ME FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.  I WAS CRUSHED INSIDE. MY HEART ACHED.

  THE KIDS AND WHEELS TELL STORIES ON THE WAY HOME BUT I AM ASHAMED AND QUIET. I FEEL I STABBED A BROTHER IN THE BACK. I LEFT THE VET OFFICE STILL VISUALIZING MY DOG LAYING ON HER STRIPED COMFORTER LIFELESS. DURING THIS PROCEDURE I REMINISCED THE 2 OTHER TIMES I WITNESSED EUTHANIZING TWO OTHER BELOVED PETS. ONE WAS 45 YEARS AGO AND I STILL REMEMBER IT LIKE YESTERDAY. I AM SURE THIS DAY WILL BE REMEMBERED UNTIL I DIE. I HOPE I GET TO MEET HER AGAIN. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE RAINBOW BRIDGE BUT I SURE HOPE THERE IS ONE FOR HER SAKE. MAYBE SHE WILL CHASE AN AIRPLANE OR TWO. YES , OUR DOG CHASED AIRPLANES.

  WE GET HOME AND I REMOVE HER DOG BOWLS FROM THE HALLWAY. SHE WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN.

  I DECIDE TO GO TO THE NAIL AND GRIEVE ON MY OWN. WHEELS ASKS ME FOR A HUG AND I BEGIN TO CRY. I WHIMPER IN HER EAR , " I LET HER DOWN. IT'S MY FAULT ".  MY KIDS COME OVER AND HUG ME TOO. I WANTED ONE MORE DAY BUT DID NOT PUSH FOR IT.  I DRIVE TO THE NAIL CRYING.

 WHILE DRIVING , AT MY FIRST RED LIGHT , I TURN TO MY LEFT AND SEE A RED NEON SIGN THAT SAYS , " I LOVE DOGS. "

 THERE'S PEOPLE THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND BEING A PET OWNER. SOME ARE IN MY FAMILY. I GET IT BUT IF YOU OWN A DOG OR PET THAN YOU GET WHERE I AM COMING FROM. THIS DOG WAS FAMILY TO ME. SHE ALWAYS GREETED ME WITH SMILES , A WAGGING TAIL , AND ALWAYS APPRECIATIVE. TO ME....THAT WAS TRUE LOVE. SHE TRAVELED WITH US AND I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE. SHE WAS 11 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS OLD WHICH IS TOO YOUNG IN MY BOOK.

  SHE HAD THIS WELCOMING SMILE EVERY TIME WE ENTERED THE DOOR. IT WAS SO ENTERTAINING. THE DOG BROUGHT SO MANY LAUGHS AND JOY IT IS UNCOUNTABLE. SHE WAS A SWEET HEART. SHE STAYED ON OUR PROPERTY ALMOST ALL THE TIME. ONLY A HANDFUL OF TIMES IN 11 YEARS DID SHE EVER WANDER. SHE LIKED TO SLEEP WITH US AND USUALLY TOOK MOST OF THE BED. SHE GAVE US LOVE AND WE GAVE IT BACK. IT WAS A GREAT RELATIONSHIP. EVERYONE LOVED NELLIE. SHE WAS THAT SPECIAL. OUT OF RESPECT AND ADMIRATION I COINED A PHRASE , " OHHHH NELLIE " BECAUSE I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF HER AND IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD WHEN I SAID THOSE WORDS 50 TIMES A DAY. I DO NOT KNOW ANY HUMANS THAT MAKE ME FEEL THAT GOOD.

 I MISS HER SO MUCH AND I TRULY FEEL HORRIBLE. I KEEP WONDERING , " WAS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I COULD OF DONE TO HELP HER LIVE LONGER AND HAVE SOME QUALITY OF LIFE ? " I WILL DOUBT MYSELF FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I MISS MY GIRL , I MISS HER SOFT FACE , I MISS HER WONDERFUL BODY LANGUAGE..........I MISS HER. THIS WAS AN EXCRUCIATING EXPERIENCE THAT WILL PAIN ME FOR MANY MORE DAYS.

 NELLIE , I MISS YOU GIRL AND LIKE I SAID TO YOU IN YOUR LAST SECONDS , " I AM SO SO SORRY. "

  THURSDAY     10 - 31 - 19

  IT IS NOT A HAPPY HALLOWEEN FOR US. WE DECIDED TO SHUT ALL LIGHTS OFF OUT FRONT BECAUSE WE WERE IN NO MOOD TO GIVE OUT CANDY AND BE HAPPY WITH TRICK OR TREATERS.

  I AM STILL FEELING INCREDIBLY GUILTY. I JUST CAN'T SHAKE IT.  I KEEP TELLING MYSELF IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. BUT I ALSO VISUALIZE AT 4PM SHE WAS DRINKING LOTS OF WATER OUT OF HER BOWL IN THE HALLWAY AND ONE HOUR LATER SHE WAS LIFELESS ON HER FAVORITE COMFORTER. MY YOUNGEST SHOWED ME A PICTURE ON HER CELL PHONE OF HER DRINKING OUT OF HER WATER BOWL. SHE SAYS , " IT WAS THE LAST PICTURE I HAVE OF HER HERE AT THE HOUSE. I HATE BEING THE ONE THAT HAS TO MAKE A DECISION OF LIFE OR DEATH. IT WAS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. ALL DAY AND NIGHT I AM LOOKING DOWN THE HALLWAY OR IN HER CRATE. I SAW A SHADOW ON THE DOOR AND IT LOOKED LIKE HER WAITING TO GO OUTSIDE. 

  I MAKE BREAKFAST FOR MY YOUNGEST AND CALL HER TWICE TO COME INTO THE KITCHEN. I WAIT 5 MINUTES EACH TIME AND SHE DOESN'T COME IN. I WALK TO HER ROOM AND SHE IS CRYING. SHE SAYS , " I READ YOUR WEBSITE. I SHOULD OF SAID YES TO BRING HER BACK ONE MORE DAY. " I HUG HER AND WE BOTH CRY TOGETHER.

  I BEGIN DOING THINGS TO GET MY MIND OFF NELLIE. IT IS HARD.  I BREAK DOWN HER CRATE THAT WAS IN THE CORNER OF OUR MAIN ROOM FOR 11 YEARS.  THE BELLS ON THE DOOR THAT SHE RANG WITH HER NOSE OR PAW TO GO OUTSIDE WERE TAKEN DOWN.  I AM JUST SO HEART BROKEN.  I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR GOING THROUGH PICTURES AND POSTED A FINAL TRIBUTE TO NELLIE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. BETWEEN THE 2 POSTS WE HAD OVER 500 FRIENDS AND FAMILY WRITE SOME BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS AND CONDOLENCES.

  I REARRANGE THE HOUSE A BIT WITH THE HELP OF MY YOUNGEST. SOME FAMILY IS COMING OVER ON SATURDAY AND I WANTED TO BEGIN PREPPING OUR HOME INSTEAD OF WAITING TO THE ACTUAL DAY.

  ELDEST HAS ANOTHER GOOD DAY AT WORK AND HER CO-WORKERS AND BOSS GAVE HER CONDOLENCES AND HUGS. OUR KID SAID SHE WAS CRYING THE FIRST 1 MINUTE OF WORK.

 ANOTHER NICE THING WAS OUR YOUNGEST HAD 2 CLASSES CANCELLED AND SHE DECIDED TO STAY HOME ONE MORE DAY. THIS WAS WONDERFUL. WE ALL HAD DINNER TOGETHER AND DID SOME ART WORK FOR OUR LITTLE PARTY ON SATURDAY. IT REALLY HELPED.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN GRIEVING AGAIN. I JUST KEEP THINKING OF NELLIE'S INNOCENT TRUSTING FACE LOOKING AT ME AND SAYING , " YO DAD , WHAT'S GOING ON HERE ? " I BEGIN TO CRY AGAIN.  I JUST CAN'T GET HER FACE OUT OF MY MIND.  I ALSO CAN NOT GET THE VISUAL OF LEAVING THE PRIVATE ROOM AT THE VET'S OFFICE WITH MY GIRL LAYING ON THE FLOOR LIFELESS ON HER STRIPED COMFORTER. BOY IS THIS GOING TO LAST A LONG TIME.

 FAMILY AND FRIENDS CALL IN AND TEXT US. IT WAS NICE. ALL OF THEM ARE PET OWNERS AND UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH.

 SOME PATRONS SHOW UP AND MUSICIANS FOR JUST JAM OPEN MIC BUT I AM IN NO MOOD. LUCKILY THEY CUT THEIR SET SUPER SHORT.  I DID HAVE A FIRE CHIEF COME IN AGAIN AND TELL REALLY COOL STORIES OF BEING A FIREMAN.

 MY SHOULDER IS IN SERIOUS PAIN. I TAKE SOME ALEEVE AND USE ICY HOT.

 I HEAD HOME AND WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF SCHITTS CREEK. THEY WERE GOOD. I BEGIN TO LOOK DOWN THE HALLWAY THINKING I WILL SEE THE PUP. I GET DEPRESSED AGAIN. BY 10:15PN I GO TO BED.

 THE RAINS AND WIND COME AND THE PHONES START GOING OFF WITH WARNINGS. I FINALLY GET UP AND TURN MY RINGERS OFF. I TOSS AND TURN FOR 3 HOURS AND CONTINUE TO THINK OF NELLIE. THE PAINFUL MEMORIES OF YESTERDAY COME BACK VIVIDLY.  BY 1AM , I AM WRITING THIS BLOG AND DOING OTHER COMPUTER WORK.

   IT IS NOW 3AM AND I STILL CAN'T SLEEP. I CAN'T SHAKE THE INCREDIBLE GUILT OF LETTING A LIFE BALANCE IN MY HANDS. I FEEL I  LET A BOND OF INCREDIBLE TRUST BETWEEN ME AND THE PUP BREAK SO EASILY AND QUICKLY. THIS PAIN IS AWFUL.

   AT 4AM , I CRAWL INTO BED CRYING AND APOLOGIZING TO MY GIRL..............AGAIN.

  FRIDAY     11 - 1 - 19

 A NEW MONTH STARTS AND I AM STILL STRUGGLING WITH MEMORIES OF THE PUP.  I CLOSE MY BEDROOM DOOR TO DO COMPUTER WORK. I HEAR A DOG LAPPING WATER IN A BOWL OUTSIDE IN THE HALLWAY. I OPEN THE DOOR AND HOPE I AM HAVING A GOOD DREAM OR SOMETHING TO SEE MY PUP ONE MORE TIME. IT ENDED UP A CEILING FAN WAS MAKING THE NOISE.

 ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IS TAKE A RIDE TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE OR BEACH CONDO BY MYSELF FOR 3 OR 4 DAYS. I WAS CONSISTENTLY DOING THIS FOR MANY YEARS EVERY MONTH. I JUST REALIZED EVERY TIME THE PUP WOULD GO WITH ME. NOW , I HAVE NO INTEREST IN GOING.

 CRIED AGAIN TODAY. I ASKED WHEELS AND MY ELDEST , IF WE GOT ANOTHER DOG HOW SOON WOULD YOU WANT ONE ?.......A WEEK , A MONTH , A YEAR ? "  ELDEST SAYS , " A MONTH " AND WHEELS SAYS , " A YEAR ".  I TELL THEM I AM HAVING A TOUGH TIME SHAKING THE GUILT FEELINGS. I START TO GET UPSET. MY ELDEST HUGS ME AND FOR ONCE IT WASN'T A SARCASTIC HUG.

  WHEELS AND I PREP FOR A GATHERING OF FAMILY. WE MOVED SOME TABLES AROUND AND DID SOME OTHER MINOR THINGS. I AM NOT IN THE  MOOD FOR THIS GET TOGETHER BUT BOTH WHEELS AND I THINK MAYBE IT WOULD BE GOOD TO SEE FAMILY AND HAVE SOME LAUGHS......AND GET HAMMERED.

  START MY DAY THINKING OF THE PUP. I FIND MYSELF TALKING OUT LOUD SAYING , " HEY GIRL  HOW YA DOIN' ". I GUESS THIS IS MY WAY OF COPING.

 WHEELS AND I DO A TON OF DOCUMENTATION WORK FOR A BANK.....FAXING , E-SIGNATURES , ETC.  WE ARE LIKE LIGHTNING WHEN ASKED TO GET ANY KIND OF INFORMATION. THE BANK'S MOVEMENT.......NOT LIGHTNING-LIKE. THEY TOLD US 6 WEEKS FOR THIS WHOLE PROCESS AND WE STILL DON'T KNOW IF WE ARE GETTING APPROVED. IT TOTALLY SUCKS WE GOT SHOT DOWN BY MR. FUCKING COOPER.....BACK FUCKING STABBERS.

  FOR THE FIRST TIME I READ THE FACEBOOK COMMENTS.  OVER 500 AND MANY CAN RELATE TO WHAT WE JUST WENT THROUGH. ONE FRIEND SAID THEIR DOG HAD TO BE PUT DOWN 2 YEARS AGO. SHE SAID SHE STILL CRIES TODAY. I DON'T THINK I WILL GO THAT LONG BUT I FELT HER PAIN.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THE BANDS MADE IT A FREE SHOW ON THIS E.P. ALBUM RELEASE NIGHT. BAND MEMBERS CAME UP TO ME THANKING ME FOR LETTING THEM PLAY HERE. OF COURSE I RECIPROCATED. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD.  I STEP OUTSIDE AND ANOTHER BAND STARTS THEIR SET BY SCREAMING INTO THE MICROPHONE , " WE LOVE THE FUCKING NAIL !!!!!!!!!! ".......AND GOES INTO A DEATH METAL SONG.

  A SOLID CROWD ALL NIGHT. I HELPED WITH THE DOOR , COOKING , AND BARTENDING. THIS IS A GOOD THING WHEN IT IS BUSY.

  I WENT OUTSIDE BY MYSELF WHILE MANNING THE DOOR. I THOUGHT OF THE PUP AND MAN DID IT MAKE ME MELANCHOLY.

 FLYERS WITH A WONDERFUL OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT WIN.  OVER THE LAST 7 YEARS THE FLYERS HAVE THE WORST RECORD IN SHOOT-OUTS. I FOUND A NEW WAY TO HELP THEM WIN WHEN IT GOES TO A SHOOT-OUT........I DON'T WATCH.

  AT HOME I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH SOME TV AND TALK. ANOTHER DAY PASSES AND I HOPE EACH DAY WILL FADE A LITTLE MORE WITH SUCH VIVID MEMORIES OF MY PUP.....THOUGH I DON'T WANT TO FORGET.

  SATURDAY       11 - 2 - 19

  IT TOOK MY MIND OFF THE PUP..............

  WHEELS AND I HOSTED A COUSIN 2 PARTY.  OVER 60 FAMILY MEMBERS PACKED OUR HOME AND IT WAS A GOOD TIME. WE HAD ENOUGH FOOD AND CROWN ROYAL FOR 300 PEOPLE.

  WE SET-UP OUR HOUSE ALL WEEK AND TODAY.  BY 5PM FAMILY WAS ARRIVING. 

  I PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST FROM THE TRAIN STATION AND SHE HELPS ME WITH THE NAIL AND STOPPING AT AN ICE SKATING RINK FOR SNOW.  WE PACKED KEGS AND BOOZE AND HEADED BACK HOME. AT LEAST 5 COUSINS ASKED ME , " HOW DID YOU GET ALL THE ICE ? "

  IT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY BUT A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND NIGHT. BY NIGHTFALL I HAD A FIRE PIT GOING AND IT WAS PERFECT.

  CLEANING SHOULD BE FUN. WHEELS DID ALOT LATE NIGHT AND SHE WAS FEELING GOOD......ALONG WITH SOME OTHER COUSINS.

  WE SET UP OUR VEHICLE TO BE AN UBER......NOT ONE PERSON CALLED ME TO USE IT.  I WAS BUMMING ABOUT THAT CAUSE IT WAS A GOOD JOKE.

 FLYERS LOSE IN A 12 ROUND SHOOT-OUT. MY JINX OF NOT WATCHING DID NOT WORK THIS TIME.

  76ERS WIN EXCITING GAME AND I FORGOT TO PUT IT ON THE TV......DAMN IT. I EVEN HAD A TV SET-UP OUTSIDE.

  TOP 3 FEELING GOOD AWARDS :

 3 - WHEELS , " I AM WASTED. "

 2 - C.B. - , " GOOD NIGHT LITTLE NICOLETTA " - SHE WAS TALKING TO THE WRONG DAUGHTER.

 1 - D.M. - WHEELS HELPING HER INTO HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW'S CAR. SHE SAYS , " WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU AND WHY ARE YOU HERE ? " WHEELS REPLIES , " I LIVE HERE ".

      D.M. - WHEELS HELPING HER PUT HER SEATBELT ON. SHE SAYS , " WHAT ARE YOU DOING ?  I'M GOING TO PUNCH YOU. " WHEELS REPLIES , " DON'T YOU DO THAT BECAUSE I WILL PUNCH YOU RIGHT BACK. "

 THIS WAS A GOOD PARTY.

  SUNDAY     11 - 3 - 19

 THE UNOFFICIAL COUNT WAS 72 FOR THE PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT.  IT TOOK WHEELS AND I 6 HOURS TO CLEAN UP THE NEXT DAY.

  WHEELS STAYED HOME AND BEGAN CLEAN-UP AS I LOADED KEGS , BEERS , BOOZE , CHAIRS , TABLES , AND MORE. I MADE STOPS AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE AND THE NAIL.

  PREP THE NAIL FOR TONIGHT AND AFTER 2 HOURS I WAS ALREADY TIRED.

  ROLL HOME TO CHILL AND WATCH OUR EAGLES WIN A GAME THAT WAS DESPERATELY NEEDED.  OF COURSE THEY HAD TO MAKE IT INTERESTING IN THE 2ND HALF.

  I KEEP THINKING OF THE PUP LAYING ON THE FLOOR AT THE VET'S OFFICE. SHE LAID LIFELESS ON HER FAVORITE ZEBRA STRIPED COMFORTER.  I HATE THIS VISUAL.  I FEEL HER SPIRIT IS AT THE VET'S OFFICE AND NOT HOME.  MAYBE WE SHOULD SHOULD OF BURIED OR SPREAD HER ASHES HERE. WHAT BROUGHT THIS IS I DO NOT FEEL HER PRESENCE AT ALL. I FEEL HER SPIRIT IS AT THE VET'S HOUSE. THIS IS ALL HOKEY POKEY CRAP AND I SURE HOPE MY PUP IS NOT WANDERING AROUND WONDERING WHERE WE ARE. I KNOW THIS IS SUPER STUPID BUT IT IS JUST HOW I FEEL.

  LIKE I WROTE 2 DAYS AGO. I LOVE GOING TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE OR CONDO WHEN IT IS NOT RENTED. I GO FOR 3 OR 4 DAYS AND EVERY TIME I BRING THE PUP. NOW.........ZERO MOTIVATION TO GO. SHE WAS SUCH A GOOD COMPANION. AGAIN , I KNOW THIS IS TRIVIAL AND DUMB TO MOST PEOPLE BUT SHE WAS SUCH AN AWESOME MATE TO CHILL WITH. I TRULY LOVED THAT DOG.

 OFF TO ANOTHER FAMILY DINNER.  WE STOPPED AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF CHAIRS. THAN ATTENDED THE BIG CRAB DINNER WITH PASTA. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS I DID NOT WANT ANY CRABS. I WAS TIRED AND MY MOOD GOT SUPER MELANCHOLY. I JUST WANTED TO GO HOME AND LAY DOWN. MY SHOULDER WAS HURTING FROM ALL THE LOADING AND UNLOADING I DID TODAY BY MYSELF.

  I DID NOT HAVE A GOOD TIME AND JUST WANTED TO LEAVE.  I ASKED MY YOUNGEST AND SHE WANTED TO ROLL TOO. WE WERE THE FIRST TO GET OUT. I SAY A GROUP GOODBYE AND GET KICKED IN THE BALLS BY A LITTLE COUSIN............UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE MY LUCK.  I LIMPED TO THE CAR AND IT HURT ALL NIGHT.  THE LEFT SIDE OF MY BALL SACK SWELLED AND I SPIT UP SOME BLOOD LATER IN THE EVENING. SO , NOW MY SHOULDER HURTS AND MY BALLS......JUST FUCKING GREAT.

  IN BED AT 8:15PM I TOSS AND TURN ALL NIGHT.  THE PHYSICAL PAIN AND MENTAL PAIN OF THINKING OF MY PUP LINGERS IN MY MIND. I KNOW I WILL SHAKE THIS BUT MAN IT IS TOUGH.

  MONDAY     11 - 4 - 19

  CRAIGSLIST MIGHT STRIKE AGAIN. ACTUALLY , THIS SITE IS CALLED MARKET PLACE.

  SLEPT HORRIBLE TONIGHT. BETWEEN MY SHOULDER AND LEFT NUT HURTING I WAS TOSSING AND TURNING ALL FRIGIGIN' NIGHT.  I RARELY CUP MY BALLS BUT TONIGHT IT DID FEEL BETTER UNDER THE COVERS FOR 2 HOURS.

  UP EARLY AND MADE BREAKFAST FOR OUR ELDEST. I ALSO PACKED A LUNCH FOR HER AND STARTED THE CAR ON THIS CHILLY MORNING.

  DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST BACK TO COLLEGE. I ENJOY THIS KID'S COMPANY SO MUCH. WE TALKED ABOUT OUR PUP , COLLEGE , FRIENDS , AND LIFE. I TRULY CHERISH THESE TIMES.

  BACK HOME I DIG OUT A TON OF BIG TREE LOGS AND BRANCHES. I SET-UP MY POWER MITRE BEHIND OUR GARAGE AND SPEND 45 MINUTES CUTTING THESE BIG LOGS INTO LITTLE PIECES. THE REASON WHY I DID THIS WAS DURING OUR PARTY I HAD A FIRE PIT GOING AND MOST OF THE PIECES WERE TOO BIG. NEXT FIRE PIT WILL BE MUCH BETTER.

  OUR DRIVEWAY HAS SOME REALLY LOOSE SPOTS OF GRAVEL. I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES SWEEPING THEM UP INTO A BUCKET. I KNOW OUR SNOW BLOWER WOULD THROW THESE ROCK PROJECTILES SO WHY NOT CLEAN THEM UP NOW ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY.

  I PUT A TON OF TRASH DOWN AT OUR CURB. TOMORROW IS TRASH DAY AND I FIGURE SINCE IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL OUT I WOULD GET IT OUT OF THE WAY NOW. WHAT SUCKS IS WHENEVER I AM OUTSIDE I ALWAYS BRING THE PUP OUT WITH ME. WHEN I PUT THE TRASHCANS AT THE CURB I WALK UP THE DRIVEWAY AND NELLIE WOULD BE WAITING FOR ME...............BUT NOT TODAY OR ANY MORE.

  I AM STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE LOSS OF OUR PUP STILL. THE VET OFFICE SENT A NICE CONDOLENCE CARD. 

  I WASN'T IN THE MOOD FOR CRABS LAST NIGHT BUT TONIGHT WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST POUNDED SOME CRABS AND PASTA FOR DINNER.

  I WAS INCREDIBLY OVERJOYED TO HEAR FUN STORIES FROM OUR ELDEST AT WORK TODAY. SHE WAS LAUGHING AND TOLD US HOW FUN IT IS TO WORK WITH THESE YOUNGSTERS WHILE TRAINING TO BE A TEACHER.  TO SEE HER SO HAPPY AND FULFILLED REALLY MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. I SURE HOPE IT CONTINUES. I THINK SHE FINALLY FOUND HER GLITCH.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND PREP.  I VACUUMED , STOCKED GLASSWARE FROM OUR PARTY , STOCKED BEER , BOOZE , AND PLASTIC CUPS. I CALLED IN A LARGE BEER ORDER AND I WAS SURPRISED HOW MANY REGULARS CAME IN TONIGHT.  I CLOSED AROUND 1:45AM.  TO SAVE TIME I DECIDED TO WRITE THIS BLOG AROUND MIDNIGHT JUST SO IT IS ONE LESS THING I HAVE TO DO IN THE MORNING.

  COWGIRLS WIN.....BLOW. 76ERS LOSE......BLOW.

 AT HOME AROUND 2:10AM AND RIGHT TO BED.

  TUESDAY         11 - 5 - 19

  IT WAS A GOOD DAY BUT I STILL FIND MYSELF TALKING TO THE PUP WHEN I GET HOME.  I DO NOT FEEL HER PRESENCE AT ALL IN OUR HOUSE AND IT BOTHERS ME. TO SHOW HOW STUPID I AM I WANT TO TAKE A RIDE TO THE VET OFFICE WHERE WE PUT HER DOWN JUST TO SEE IF I COULD " FEEL " ANYTHING SINCE THAT IS WHERE WE LEFT HER.  I KNOW THIS IS PATHETIC AND DUMB BUT MY HEART STILL ACHES FOR THIS DOG WHO WAS MY TRAVEL COMPANION. WE SPENT ALOT OF TIME TOGETHER AND I MISS IT SORELY.

 HEY......MY SCROTUM SWELLING WENT DOWN. I GUESS THAT'S GOOD. URGENT CARE TOLD ME TO CALL AFTER 2 DAYS. THE TECH WAS RIGHT FOR ME TO WAIT AND NOT PAY MONEY YET. THE SWELLING WENT DOWN ON ITS OWN.

 MAKE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR OUR ELDEST AND START HER CAR BEFORE SHE GOES TO WORK. I WILL TRY TO DO THIS EVERY MORNING.

 I ACTUALLY SEARCHED ON CRAIGSLIST AND OTHER LOCAL WEBSITES FOR PUPPIES. I FOUND AN ADORABLE 10 MONTH BLACK DOG FOR FREE.  BUT I KNOW TO HOLD OFF. A FRIEND TOLD ME , " GETTING ANOTHER DOG KINDA RE-INCARNATES THE ONE YOU LOST ".  I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH THAT BECAUSE ONE TIME WE LOST A DOG AND I WENT 2 DAYS IN MISERY. BY THE 2ND DAY I HAD A FRIEND HOOK US UP WITH A PUPPY. THE WEEK BEFORE HE HAD 13. BY THE TIME I GOT TO HIM HE HAD 2.  WHEELS PICKED THE DOG AT THE TIME.

  LOOKS LIKE FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE ( EXACTLY LIKE CRAIGSLIST BUT LOCAL AND YOU NEED TO JOIN THE GROUP ) WILL  STRIKE AGAIN. WE WILL KNOW ON SATURDAY. MORE COMMUNICATION WAS DONE TODAY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL IN THE MORNING TO MEET FOR A LARGE BEER DELIVERY. I STOCKED OVER 30 CASES OF BEER. ANNNNNNDDDDDD MY SHOULDER HURTS AGAIN.

  BACK HOME I TAKE A NAP.

  CHILL FOR A LITTLE AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER

  OUR ELDEST COMES HOME AND AGAIN SHE IS IN AN EXCELLENT MOOD AFTER A LONG DAY. SHE TELLS REALLY FUNNY STORIES ABOUT THESE YOUNG KIDS. TO ME , THAT IS HAVING FUN AT YOUR JOB. MOST PEOPLE CAN'T SAY THAT. I AM OVERJOYED ON HER ATTITUDE AND MOTIVATION FOR HER NEW TEACHING JOB........SO FAR.

  ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL. A FRIEND GAVE ME PRACTICALLY NEW WIRELESS SHURE MICROPHONES. I HAVE 4 TOTAL AND THEY VALUE AROUND $325 EACH.  I TINKERED AROUND WITH THEM FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND TO MY SURPRISE I GOT THEM TO WORK. IT IS PRETTY COOL.

  A FRIEND STOPS OVER AND GOT ME A MICROWAVE PLATE FOR OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. UNFORTUNATELY HERS BROKE AND WE ARE HOPING THIS ONE FITS. WE ALSO ESTABLISHED A GAME PLAN TO A LARGE SIDE-JOB I START THIS SUNDAY.

  A REGULAR STOPS IN. I HOOK UP HIM UP WITH SOME " GLASSWARE ". I ACTUALLY THOUGHT HE MEANT ROCKS OR SHOT GLASSES. IT WAS MORE FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES. I HAPPEN TO HAVE 2 IN A BAGGY IN THE KITCHEN. HE WAS OVERJOYED TO GET ONE FOR FREE.

 FLYERS WITH A GOOD WIN AT HOME.

 DESEAN JACKSON.....OUT FOR THE SEASON.  BLOW.

 I HAD A BUSY MONDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN A GOOD TUESDAY NIGHT. I AM NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING ON BUT IT IS NICE TO SEE. I LEFT NEAR 1AM AND GOT HOME. AGAIN....NO BOOZE OR SNACKS AND RIGHT TO BED. I TRIED TO WATCH TV BUT ONLY LASTED 10 MINUTES.

 WHEELS AND I DID ARE CIVIC DUTY AND WALKED UP TO OUR LOCAL CHURCH AND VOTED. THERE WAS A FAIR AMOUNT OF POLITICIAN PUSHERS AND 2 OF THE 3 VOTING BOOTHS WERE DOWN. STILL......IT WAS ONLY A 15 MINUTE PROCESS. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK. IT LOOKS LIKE THE DEMOCRATS DOMINATED DELAWARE COUNTY.

  WEDNESDAY      11 - 6 - 19

  MY WEEKLY CALL FROM OUR YOUNGEST AWAY AT COLLEGE ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. SHE HAS THIS CALMING VOICE AND PERSONA THAT I PRETTY MUCH NEED ON A DAILY BASIS.......WELL..........WEEKLY.

  SHOULDER STILL HURTING ME BUT GETTING A LITTLE BETTER.

  ELDEST HAS ANOTHER GOOD DAY OF WORKING AS AN ASSISTANT TEACHER. I AM SO PROUD AND REALLY HOPE THIS KEEPS GOING.  SHE ALSO JOINED A PILATES CLASS WITH OTHER TEACHERS WHICH I THINK IS GREAT. I CALL IT NEW " CIRCLE " OF FRIENDS. SHE COMPLETED HER ORIENTATION TODAY AND NOW NEEDS TO DOCUMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND , FINGER PRINTS , AND SOME OTHER THINGS. TO ME , IT MAKES SENSE WHEN WORKING WITH KIDS.

 HELPING A FRIEND AGAIN. I DROVE TO KING OF PRUSSIA AND THAN TO RADNOR TO DROP OFF A FRIEND AT HIS SOCIAL WORKER'S OFFICE. I LATER PICKED HIM UP AND TOOK HIM HOME. SOMETIMES JUST HELPING OTHERS OUT IS REWARDING AND BASICALLY BEING A GOOD HUMAN BEING. HE BOUGHT ME A PRIMO'S " BADA BING " FOR MY UBERING HIM. AGAIN , I GAVE THE SANDWICH TO MY ELDEST.

  STILL THINKING OF THE PUP. I JUST CAN'T SHAKE IT.  WE GAVE ALL OUR EXTRA DOG FOOD AND MORE TO A FRIEND. OUR HOME IS NOW COMPLETELY SIGHT-FREE OF ANY DOG THAT EVER LIVED HERE AND IT MAKES ME SAD.

  I LIKE WAITING FOR OUR ELDEST TO COME HOME FROM WORK. THE KID HAS A LONG DAY.......UP AT 7:30AM AND BACK HOME BY 6:30PM. SO FAR SHE HAS BEEN DILIGENT , PUNCTUAL , AND MOTIVATED. I LEAVE FOR THE NAIL AFTER SHE GETS HOME AND TELLS ME CUTE STORIES OF THE KIDS SHE WORKED WITH.

  AT THE NAIL I FIRST USE MY SCREW GUN TO ACCESS OUR SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT. I HAD TO BYPASS A POWER SUPPLY TO GET 2 CAMERAS BACK ONLINE. TO MY SURPRISE..............IT WORKED.

  SET-UP 2 MEETINGS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT THE NAIL.  ONE IS FOR OUR YEARLY BACKFLOW INSPECTION ( TOWNSHIP STEALING MONEY ) AND HAVING OUR BEER LINES CLEANED. OH , PAYING A LIQUOR LICENSE 4 TIMES HIGHER THAN WHAT IT WAS FOR 20 YEARS IS THE STATE STEALING FUCKING MONEY FROM US. IMAGINE THIS........OUR TINY DIVE BAR NAIL PAYS THE EXACT FUCKING SAME FEE AS HUGE CLUBS LIKE ARDMORE HALL OR WORLD CAFE. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?  PRICES SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE BY THE SIZE OF THE CLUB OR SEATING.  WE SEAT 30....THEY SEAT 300.  IS THIS FAIR TO PAY THE SAME HIGH FUCKING LIQUOR FEE ?

  ONE PHONE CALL TO SAVE A RENTAL.  A FAMILY WHO HAS RENTED OUR POCONO HOME FOR MANY YEARS.  HE CANCELLED A 10 DAY ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TRIP TO OUR HOME. THE FATHER IS ON DISABILITY AND OTHER FAMILIES CANCELLED ON THEM SO HE CANCELLED. SO , WHAT DID I DO ? I OFFERED 50% OFF.  HE WAS IMMENSELY APPRECIATIVE AND SAID HE WOULD DO THE VACATION. HE EVEN SAID HE WOULD PAY THE FULL AMOUNT OVER A 4 MONTH PERIOD. AGAIN , SOMETIMES JUST DOING THE RIGHT THING IS REWARDING ENOUGH.

  CLEAN AND CHECK LISTS FOR THIS WEEKEND.  I MADE A DEAL WITH MY YOUNGEST TOO. IF SHE HELPS ME AT THE NAIL SATURDAY NIGHT I WOULD PAY HALF OF A PRODUCT SHE WOULD LIKE. WE WILL SEE THIS SATURDAY WHEN I PICK HER UP AND DRIVE TO A HOME FOR THE PURCHASE. OH.....THE GIRL SELLING THIS DEVICE IS A PIECE OF ASS. MAN , TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.

 76ERS LOSE AGAIN. MAYBE WE AREN'T AS GOOD AS EVERYONE THINKS.

  BACK HOME AFTER MIDNIGHT. I WATCH TV AND AGAIN.........NO BOOZE OR LATE NIGHT SNACKING.

  THURSDAY      11 - 7 - 19

  LOOKS LIKE CRAIGSLIST HAS STRUCK AGAIN. I NOW HAVE 2 OARS IN THE FIRE AS THEY SAY. ALL THIS GOES DOWN TOMORROW.........WE WILL SEE.

  JUST FOUND OUT I WAS INVITED TO 2 EAGLES GAMES THIS SEASON. ONE IF FOR MY BIRTHDAY. GAMES WILL BE AGAINST THE SEAHAWKS AND GIANTS. GOTTA THANK WHEELS BIG TIME.

 JUST CAN'T SHAKE LOSING OUR PUP AND HOW GUILTY I FEEL. EVERYTHING I DO IS REMINDING ME OF THE GIRL. I UNLOADED MY VAN OF ALL TOOLS AND SEATS IN PREPARATION ON A POSSIBLE CRAIGSLIST PURCHASE TOMORROW. I HAVE AN OFF-WHITE TARP AND ON IT IS A CLUMP OF NELLIE'S HAIR. I GUESS SHE WAS LAYING ON IT ONE DAY WHILE I WAS WORKING OUTSIDE. SO.......I CREATED ANOTHER FACEBOOK POST WITH 10 PICTURES OF HER.

 EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR HER POOP OUTSIDE WHEN I PUT THE RECYCLABLE TRASHCANS DOWN BY THE CURB......ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO REMEMBER HER. I THINK I'M LOSING IT.

 ELDEST IS IMPRESSING ME BIG TIME WITH HER NEW TEACHING JOB. GOING TO PILATES CLASSES , GETTING UP EARLY , POSITIVE ATTITUDE , FUN STORIES , AND GETTING ANY DOCUMENTATION DONE WHEN NEEDED. SO FAR I AM OVER THE MOON PROUD OF THIS KID.......ADULT.

 WHEELS TEXTS ME , " I HAVE A DEMO PRESENTATION AT WORK TODAY AND I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS. " I TEXT BACK , " YOU GOT IT AND WILL DO FINE......BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO SEE MY FACE DURING THE PRESENTATION. " SHE TEXTS BACK , " OH YEAH THAT'S RIGHT. "

  MET THE TECH WHO DOES THE INSPECTIONS FOR OUR BACK FLOW DEVICE. I HAD EVERYTHING PREPPED .....FLOOR OPENED , EASY ACCESS TO THE DEVICE , A DROP LIGHT SET-UP , AND AREA WIDE OPEN. IN 5 MINUTES HE WAS DONE.  NOT BAD FOR 50 BUCKS. HE IS ACTUALLY VERY COOL AND REASONABLE. OTHER TECHS WERE CHARGING AS HIGH AS $250.......SINNERS.

  BACK HOME I CHILL AND DO BAND STUFF.  I AM BUILDING A NICE NOVEMBER OF SHOWS.

 RETURN TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND CLEAN.

 FLYERS ALMOST BLOW A 2 - 0 LEAD AND WIN IN OVERTIME 3 - 2. THANK GOODNESS IT DID NOT GO TO A SHOOT-OUT.

  OAKLAND RAIDERS ARE IN MY TOP 5 FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAMS. I WAS HAPPY THEY WON A CLOSE GAME TONIGHT. THE FANS ARE VERY CLOSE TO EAGLES FANS.....BAT SHIT CRAZY. I ALSO ALWAYS LIKED COACH GRUDEN.

  TALK TO A PATRON WHO I MAY USE ON MY LARGE SIDE JOB FOR PAINTING. I WILL ACCESS THE JOB THIS SUNDAY.

  ROLL HOME TIRED AND AGAIN I GO RIGHT TO BED......NO BOOZE OR NIGHTLY SNACKS.

  I ENTER MY BEDROOM AND SAY , " HEY NELL.....HOW'S IT GOING PRETTY GIRL ? " MANY MANY TIMES SHE WOULD LAY NEXT TO MY BED ALONG THE BASEBOARD HEATER. I JUST SIGHED WHEN I SAW NOTHING BUT CARPET.

  FRIDAY    11 - 8 - 19

  STONE SILENCE........WHAT THE FUCK IS IT WITH FUCKING IGNORANT FUCKING PEOPLE ? I WAS COMMUNICATING VIA FACEBOOK MESSAGING FOR A PRODUCT FOR OUR YOUNGEST KID AT COLLEGE. THIS GIRL WAS COOL AND WE SET UP A TIME TO MEET.......THAN COMPLETE SILENCE FOR 3 DAYS. I CAN FUCKING SEE SHE SEES MY MESSAGE BECAUSE UNDERNEATH EVERY MESSAGE IT SAYS " SEEN ". THE GIRL JUST STOPPED RETURNING MESSAGES. NOT EVEN A FUCKING , " HEY , GO FUCK OFF I SOLD IT. "  JUST GOES TO PROVE YOU CAN BE A PIECE OF ASS BUT A TOTAL FUCKING GITBAG.

  LUCKILY I HAD A BACK UP PLAN. I HAVE EXPERIENCED TOO MANY ASSHOLE PEOPLE LIKE THIS GIRL SO I SET-UP ANOTHER MEETING. THIS SHOULD ALL GO DOWN TOMORROW WITHOUT A HITCH. I ALSO HAVE A 2ND PURCHASE TO DO TOO. BOTH THESE PEOPLE WERE VERY COOL WITH COMMUNICATION UNLIKE THE " C " WORD FIRST GIRL.

  I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD WITH PEOPLE LIKE THIS. IT WOULD ONLY TAKE A MILLISECOND TO RESPOND......NOTHING.

  DID SOME RUNNING TODAY AND UNLOADED 1,000 TOOLS.  I AM ALREADY TIRED.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  A GOOD CROWD PACKED THE NAIL. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE.  MUSIC AND PEOPLE WERE ALL VERY COOL.

 TESTED A WIRELESS MIC WITH 2 BANDS TONIGHT. BOTH ACTS LIKED IT.

 HEAD HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND SOME UNWANTED FOOD. I FELT HORRIBLE THE NEXT MORNING.

   SATURDAY    11 - 9 - 19

 YOU WANT A LONG DAY ?.....HERE IT IS.

  CRAIGSLIST AND FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKE AGAIN. LET THE RUNNING BEGIN.

  AT 6AM I AM DRIVING WHEELS TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE AND THAN TO THE AIRPORT. WHEELS WILL BE JOINING 12 FAMILY MEMBERS FOR A BAHAMA CRUISE.  FIRST STOP.....FLORIDA. WE HOOKED UP ALL THE COUSINS AND FAMILY BIG TIME BY BOOKING A MAGNIFICENT PRESIDENTIAL SUITE THAT SLEEPS 12. IT IS THE ONLY SUPER LARGE SUITE OUT OF 300 UNITS.  WE DID THIS THROUGH OUR TIMESHARE.  ALL FLIGHTS WERE GOOD AND THEY ARRIVED TO A RAINY 70 DEGREE FLORIDA.

  I DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

  STOP HOME AND CHANGE VEHICLES. I DRIVE MY EMPTY VAN TO CINNAMINSON , NEW JERSEY. I AM PURCHASING FIFTEEN 5 GALLON DRUMS OF DRIVEWAY FILLER AND SEALER. THE PRICE IS $50 A BUCKET.  I BOUGHT ALL 15 FOR A $100.  I THOUGHT THE DRIVE WAS GOING TO BE 1 1/4 HOURS BUT IT ENDED UP JUST 36 MINUTES. I ASKED THE GUY TO MEET ME CLOSER FROM THE ORIGINAL SPOT OF BURLINGTON ,NEW JERSEY. HE AGREED TO A WALMART PARKING LOT IN CINNAMINSON. ONLY ONE TINY HITCH. I DID NOT COUNT THE BUCKETS UNTIL I GOT HOME AND UNLOADED THEM. THERE WAS 1 SHORT. I AM STILL VERY OKAY WITH THIS PURCHASE OF $7 A DRUM.

 DRIVE TO MY KID'S COLLEGE AND MY CELL PHONE DIES.  I ALWAYS LEAVE A CHARGER IN EACH VEHICLE BUT FOR SOME STUPID REASON I TOOK ONE OUT OF MY VAN. SO.....NO G.P.S. TO GET TO THE COLLEGE FROM JERSEY. SMARTLY , I TEXTED MY KID AND WROTE DOWN ALL INFORMATION TO A CLIP BOARD THAT WAS NEEDED FOR THE NEXT STOP.

 I ARRIVE AT THE COLLEGE 30 MINUTES EARLY.  NOW......HOW DO I TELL MY KID THIS WIHTOUT A CELL PHONE ? I BANG ON THE FRONT DOOR BUT THE LAZY GUARD DOES NOT MOVE AN INCH. LUCKILY , I GET A NICE STUDENT WHO DOESN'T THINK I AM CREEPY TO ALERT MY KID I AM HERE.

 MY KID COMES DOWN AND WE LOAD THE VAN WITH HER LAUNDRY. WE WALK CENTER CITY AND HAVE BREAKFAST AT A SUPER COOL PLACE CALLED THE CONTINENTAL. HANGING BASKETS FOR SEATS ( I WAS TOO FAT SO WE GOT A BOOTH ) , SUPER COOL DECORATIONS , VERY NICE MODERN ECLECTIC LIGHTING , AND A NEW AGE TYPE OF SCENE HERE. IT WAS WONDERFUL. WE HAD BREAKFAST , TALKED , GIGGLED , AND WALKED CENTER CITY AGAIN.

 BACK TO THE VAN AND WE MEET A PERSON FOR AN IPAD PRO 6TH GENERATION COMPUTER PAD WITH A DRAWING PENCIL. I COULD NOT FIND ANY FOR LESS THAN $600 ON SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND $800 BRAND NEW. WELL , WE GOT THIS ONE FOR $225. WE MADE THE EXCHANGE WITH A NICE GIRL AT WHOLE FOOD MARKET IN CENTER CITY. WE TESTED " THE PENCIL " AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY. THE IPAD IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. IT ALSO CAME WITH A PROTECTIVE COVER , EAR PHONES , AND MORE.

  DRIVE HOME WITH THE SWISHING NOISE OF THE DRIVEWAY SEALERS IN THE DRUMS. WE GIGGLE MANY TIMES.

 WE SETTLE IN AND I WATCH PENN STATE LOSE A TOUGH GAME. MY ONLY PROBLEM WAS A PENN STATE RECEIVER RUNNING FOR A TOUCHDOWN AT THE END OF THE GAME AND HE FALLS AT THE 10 YARD LINE ?  WHAT THE FUCK?  THEY NEVER GOT A TOUCH DOWN AND LOSE BY 5 POINTS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A PACKED NIGHT. I BROUGHT IN EXTRA STAFF AND OVER 230 PEOPLE PACKED THE NAIL. HAVING A 2ND BARTENDER AND A COOK WAS HUGE.  OVER 40 ORDERS OF FOOD WERE MADE.

  I LOVE THE NEW WIRELESS MICS. MAN DID IT SAVE ME TIME TO RUN THE SHOW AND IT WAS FUN TO USE. THE PERFORMERS USED THEM TOO.

  FLYERS WIN IN A SHOOT-OUT AGAIN ? IT IS TRUE.....GOOD WIN BOYS.

 ROLL HOME CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT AND TIRED. MY YOUNGEST AND I WATCH SOME TV AND THAN I HEAD TO BED.

  I HAVE A LONG DAY TOMORROW TOO.

   SUNDAY      11 - 10 - 19

  STARTED MY 10 DAY SIDE-JOB. I WILL STAY THE COURSE SINCE I AM BY MYSELF DURING THE DAY.  I FIGURE I MILES DO SOMETHING.  IT WAS A LONG DAY AND I WAS TIRED BUT THE NIGHT WAS SO WHAT I NEEDED.

 AT 7:30AM I TALK TO WHEELS. FOR THE MOST PART HER 2 FLIGHTS TO FLORIDA WERE GOOD AND SHE SENT ME PICTURES OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE THEY ARE STAYING IN. OH MY GOD........IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

  UP AT 6:30AM I GET MY COMPUTER WORK DONE.  BY 8AM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL.  AFTER A HUGE NIGHT I SPENT ABOUT 90 MINUTES CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

  I GET TO THE SIDE-JOB BY 10:30AM. I UNLOAD 200 TOOLS AND SETTLE IN.  I DO A WALK-THROUGH WITH THE CUSTOMER AND BEGIN SOME OF THE 20 THINGS ON THE LIST.  REPLACED SCREENING ON A SLIDING DOOR AND WINDOW , REPLACED KITCHEN DOOR HINGES , AND A DROP CEILING IN A VERY LARGE BASEMENT ( THIS TOOK MOST OF THE TIME ).  I GOT THESE DONE AND IT WAS NICE BECAUSE I HAD A SMALL RADIO TO LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK.

  MY FRIEND ARRIVES AND HE BANGS OUT A TON OF PLUMBING IN LESS THAN ONE HALF DAY.  UNFORTUNATELY , WE RAN INTO A PROBLEM AND HE HAS TO RETURN WITH PARTS NEXT WEEKEND.  HE IS PRETTY DAMN GOOD AND IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE HE WOULD OF GOT EVERYTHING DONE IN 3 1/2 HOURS WHICH IS AMAZING.

  HEAD HOME PRETTY TIRED. I HAVE ONE MORE THING TO DO.

  I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO COLLEGE AND WE DECIDE TO GO TO CHINATOWN.  WE WALKED AROUND , TOOK PICTURES , AND HAD DINNER AT  MANDARIN RESTAURANT CALLED PENANG. IT WAS VERY GOOD.  WE STOPPED AT ONE RESTAURANT AND IT WAS A 1 HOUR WAIT. IMAGINE THAT ON A SUNDAY NIGHT ??  CHINATOWN WAS HOPPING !!!  SO WE MOVED ON AND THIS ONE HAD A 10 MINUTE WAIT. I SO ENJOYED THIS TIME.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. MY ELDEST IS PRETTY SNUG ON THE COUCH WATCHING TV SO I GO TO MY BEDROOM TO WATCH SPORTS , EMAIL BANDS , AND CHILL. I HAD NO BOOZE TO END THE NIGHT.

 FLYERS WIN IN AN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT AGAIN ?  THIS IS TRUE. WHO IS THIS TEAM ?

 76ERS WIN.

 ANNNNNNNND MOST IMPORTANT OF THEM ALL......THE COWASSES LOSE TO THE VIKINGS AT HOME.  THANK YOU MINNESOTA......SKOL !!

  OFF TO BED AND MY SHOULDER HURTS. I DREAM ABOUT AN PAST DOORMAN AND 3 OTHER FRIENDS. WE ARE ALL HANGING OUT IN A CABIN MAKING JOKES , DRINKING , AND LISTENING TO MUSIC. I SEE THE DOORMAN DOING SOMETHING UNDER THE COVERS IN HIS BED. I SAY , " YO DUDE , ARE YOU  JERKING OFF ? " HE REPLIES , " YEAH , I HAVE TO OR I WILL NOT GET ANY SLEEP TONIGHT. "  I AM NOT SURPRISED BY THIS ANSWER BECAUSE HE SAYS SHIT LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME.  ALL OF US LAUGH AND SAY , " GO TO THE BATHROOM WILL YA ? ".  HE GETS OUT OF BED KINDA PISSED BUT STILL PROUD HE ENTERTAINED US.

 STILL CALLING OUT MY DOG'S NAME. I TALK TO WHEELS AND SHE HAD A DREAM OF HER AND GOT TO SEE HER. I WAS ENVIOUS.

  MONDAY     11 - 11 - 19

  DRIVING HOME I STARTED THINKING ABOUT MY PUP AGAIN.  I SEE HER LAYING ON THE FLOOR ON HER ZEBRA BLANKET AS WE LEFT THE VET'S OFFICE. I HATE THAT VISUAL.  I ARRIVE HOME , CALL HER NAME , YELP OUT LOUD ( IT WAS HOW I CALLED HER TO COME TO ME ) , AND CRIED AGAIN. JESUS........I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW HARD I AM TAKING THIS. LATER I TALKED TO MY ELDEST ABOUT IT.

 WHEELS MAKES IT TO THE CRUISE SHIP. ALL GOOD SO FAR.

  I HEAD TO MY SIDE JOB ON DAY 2. I AM ALLOWING 10 DAYS. TODAY I CONCENTRATED ON RECESSING SOME NAIL HOLES , INSTALLED KITCHEN CABINET DOOR MAGNETIC CATCHES , SPACKLING & SANDING THROUGHOUT 5 ROOMS , REMOVING SWITCH & OUTLET COVERS , REMOVING LIGHTS FROM THE CEILING , MAJOR CLEAN UP IN THE BASEMENT & VACUUMING FROM INSTALLING A TON OF CEILING TILES , AND REMOVING DRAPES. MOST OF THIS TO PREP FOR PAINTING.

  I DECIDED TO TAKE ON THE PAINTING MYSELF.  TWO PAINTERS I CONTACTED AND THEY BOTH WANTED $350 DOLLARS PER DAY. IT WAS NOT IN MY BUDGET. MAYBE I SHOULD OF BEEN A PAINTER....NOT TOO BAD TO MAKE $1750 A WEEK. MY 10 DAY JOB WITH 20 PROJECTS IS LESS THAN THAT.

  CUSTOMER GAVE ME A FAIR AMOUNT OF MASON JARS. I WILL GIVE THEM TO MY ELDEST'S FRIEND WHO IS MAKING SOME KIND OF HOOCH. THEY ASKED ME A WEEK AGO IF I HAD ANY. I REMEMBERED SO I ASKED THE CUSTOMER.

  I SPEND ABOUT 5 1/2 HOURS AT THE JOB. I LOAD UP ALOT OF OLD CEILING TILES AND TRASH TO BE PLACED IN OUR DUMPSTER.

  ROLL HOME AND TRAFFIC IS OKAY. LIKE I WROTE ABOVE I STARTED THINKING ABOUT THE PUP AND MAN DID IT MAKE ME MELANCHOLY.

  AT HOME I CHECK MY COMPUTER AND TAKE A NAP.

 MY ELDEST ARRIVES HOME AND SHE STILL SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING TRAINING TO BE A TEACHER AND THE LITTLE KIDS.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT , DUMP TRASH , AND STOCK THE MASON JARS FOR PICK UP LATER ON. I CLOSE UP AND MY KID PICKS ME UP.

  OFF TO DINNER AT MY PARENT'S HOUSE. WE HAVE ROASTED PORK LOIN , BROCCOLI RABE , MAC & CHEESE , AND WHITE WINE.  EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD. WE EVEN HAD OREO COOKIES WITH ICE CREAM AFTERWARDS.

 AFTER DINNER WE DRIVE TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE WHO IS HELPING ME WITH THE SIDE JOB. I PICK UP A HEAT GUN AND SOME MATERIAL.  I TALK ALITTLE TO HIM AND HIS WIFE BUT THAN THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT'S SIRENS WENT OFF. DAMN.....THAT IS LOUD.

  MY ELDEST DROPS ME OFF AT THE NAIL AND SHE GOES TO GULLIFTY'S TO MEET SOME FRIENDS.

  I CONCENTRATE ON BAND CALLS , EMAILS , AND FACEBOOKING ACTS.  I WAS BEHIND FROM THE WEEKEND BUT CAUGHT UP TONIGHT.

  ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT AND WATCH NFL FOOTBALL. IT WAS AN EXCELLENT GAME BETWEEN SEATTLE AND SAN FRAN. SEATTLE KICKED A FIELD GOAL IN OVERTIME TO WIN THE GAME. SAN FRAN LOST THEIR KICKER AND USED A ROOKIE THIS GAME. HE MADE 3 FIELD GOALS DURING THE GAME TO MY SURPRISE BUT WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO WIN THE GAME IN OVERTIME I SAID , " THERE IS NO WAY THIS KID IS GOING TO MAKE THIS "......HE SHANKED IT BIG TIME. I FELT BAD FOR HIM AS THE SEAHAWKS MARCHED THE BALL THE OTHER WAY AND KICKED THE GAME WINNING FIELD GOAL WITH AN EXPERIENCED KICKER.

 OH.....THERE IS NOW WAY THE EAGLES ARE BEATING THE SEAHAWKS IN 2 WEEKS. THIS IS A VERY GOOD TEAM. I WILL BE AT THE GAME.

 I PUT THE TRASHCANS DOWN BY THE CURB AND THINK OF THE PUP. EVERY NIGHT AT THIS TIME I WOULD WALK HER. I TRULY FEEL SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND COMPANION.

 OFF TO BED WAY TOO LATE. I SLEPT GOOD THOUGH.

  TUESDAY       11 - 12 - 19

  DAY 3 SIDE JOB............I AM AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

  DO MY NORMAL ROUTINE OF MAKING BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND START THE CAR TO WARM IT UP FOR MY KID. SHE HEADS TO WORK AND I DO MY COMPUTER STUFF.

 FIRST EMAIL I READ IS A BAND CALLED THE JIVE BOMBERS NOT WANTING TO PLAY WITH OTHER BANDS BECAUSE THEIR MUSIC IS WAY DIFFERENT.  I OFFER 3 SCENARIOS LIKE HAVING 2 DIFFERENT TIMED SHOWS. ONE SHOW AT 7PM - 9PM AND THE NEXT SHOW 10PM - CLOSING. MOVING THEM TO ANOTHER DATE OR MOVING THE OTHER BANDS TO ANOTHER DATE.  ALL SCENARIOS WERE SHOT DOWN AND THEY OFFERED NONE TO FIX THIS TINY PROBLEM. I AM JUST FUCKING AMAZED THAT SOME BANDS DO NOT WANT TO SHARE THE STAGE WITH OTHERS.  YEP.....THIS WILL HELP OUR ORIGINAL MUSIC CAUSE. I ASSUMED THEY JUST DID NOT WANT TO PLAY NO MATTER WHAT I OFFERED.

 START MY MORNING PISSED. I HEAD TO THE SIDE JOB AND START WORKING TO GET MY MIND OFF THAT DESPICABLE BAND. CANCELLING SHOWS WITHIN 2 WEEKS IS A MAJOR PET PEEVE OF MINE AND REALLY STEAMS MY CLAMS.

 SO THE JOBS TODAY :

 - USING A HEAT GUN I LITERALLY HEAT UP OLD KITCHEN FLOORS TILES AND REPLACE THEM. THIS WAS ALOT OF FUN AND TOOK MOST OF THE DAY.

 - THE GRAND FATHER TELLS ME STORIES OF HIS SERVICE IN THE KOREAN WAR , WORKING AT C.N.A. ( A FAMILIAR FIRM ) , AND WORKING AT VANGUARD ALONG WITH RAISING HIS KIDS.  THE GUY IS 90 YEARS OLD AND REMEMBERS STORIES LIKE THEY WERE YESTERDAY. THE ONLY TOUGH PART WAS ME WORKING QUIETLY WHEN HE FALLS ASLEEP IN HIS FAVORITE CHAIR.

 - INSTALL A SHOWER SPLASH GUARD AND CAULK.

 - REPAIR A DAMAGED WALL THAT WAS FILLED WITH MOLD.

 - SPACKLE AND WET SPONGE A 1,000 HOLES AGAIN.

 - USING PAINTER'S TAPE THROUGHOUT 4 ROOMS. I RAN OUT OF 3 ROLLS......THIS WILL BE ALOT OF " CUTTING IN ".

 - MITER BASEBOARD AND QUARTER ROUND MOLDING BUT IT DOES NOT MATCH THE ORIGINAL MOLDING. I DID IT ANYWAY JUST TO SHOW THE CUSTOMER.

 - REMOVED CABINET DOORS IN A KITCHEN AND MAIN ROOM TO ACCESS PAINTING MORE EASILY.

 - PUTTIED DECORATIVE MOLDING TO PREP FOR PAINTING.

  SOME MORE MINOR PROJECTS AND I DID ENJOY LISTENING TO THE GRAND FATHER'S STORIES. I TOLD HIM I WAS LEAVING AND HEADING TO MY NIGHT CLUB TO WORK INTO THE EVENING. HE RESPONDS , " WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WORKING HERE AND I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO BOTH. "

  ROLL HOME TIRED BUT FEELING I ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING TODAY.  THE HEATING UP AND REMOVING THE KITCHEN FLOOR TILES WAS A JOB AND A HALF ON ITS OWN.

  AT HOME I HEAT UP MUSSELS AND CRAB CLAWS FOR DINNER ALONG WITH SOME PEAS , CARROTS , AND DUMPLINGS. OUR ELDEST COMES HOME AND WE HAVE DINNER TOGETHER.

 MY PARENTS CALL ME TO STOP BY THEIR HOUSE. YEAH.....LIKE MY DAY AND NIGHT ISN'T TOO FILLED.  I ARRIVE AND MY MOM SHOWS ME 2 POTS STUCK IN EACH OTHER. I TAKE IT WITH ME AFTER SEVERAL FAILED ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THEM APART.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO VACUUM , CLEAN , AND DO COMPUTER WORK. A LADY CALLS ME AND SAYS SHE LIKED TO DO A 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY ON THE NIGHT THE JIVE BOMBERS ARE PLAYING. HOW IS THAT FOR GETTING KICKED IN THE BALLS.......TWICE IN ONE MONTH.

  I GOOGLE HOW TO TAKE 2 POTS APART :

 1 - PLACE BOTH POTS IN HOT WATER AND PUT SOME ICE IN THE TOP POT.

 2 - PUT BOTH POTS ON THE STOVE AND HEAT UP.

 SINCE I DID NOT HAVE A STOVE AT THE NAIL I DID THE FIRST SCENARIO........IT WORKED.

 76ERS WIN BY ONE POINT IN A SUPER EXCITING GAME. IT WENT DOWN TO THE LAST SECONDS.

 GABE KAPLER , FORMER PHILLIES MANAGER OF THE PHILLIES , LANDED A 3 YEAR DEAL WITH THE GIANTS.

 EAGLES GAME AGAINST SEATTLE GOT FLEXED DUE TO THE PACKERS / 49ERS GAME. INSTEAD OF PLAYING AT 8:20PM , THE GAME HAS BEEN MOVED TO 1PM. I AM OKAY WITH THAT.

 TALKED TO WHEELS AND SHE IS ON THE MAGNIFICENT GIGANTIC CRUISE SHIP.

  THINKING OF MY YOUNGEST AND MY CELL PHONE RINGS AS I AM DRIVING HOME. SHE CALLED TO TELL ME SHE AND 3 FRIENDS ( AND PARENTS ) WILL BE GOING TO A PENN STATE FOOTBALL GAME THIS MONTH. I WAS ELATED FOR HER. SHE FELT BAD BECAUSE SHE WOULD MISS A THANKSGIVING DINNER. I TOLD HER I WAS ABSOLUTELY FINE WITH IT. I WANTED HER TO EXPERIENCE A HUGE TAILGATE FOOTBALL GAME LIKE THIS.

 DRIVE TO MY PARENTS HOUSE AT MIDNIGHT AND PLACE 2 SEPARATED POTS ON THEIR PATIO.

  ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS VERY GOOD. I HAD SOME NIGHTCAPS AND SLEPT BAD.  OH WELL....CAN'T WAIT FOR ANOTHER DAY.

  OH.....ACTION NEWS AND EVERYONE FREAKING OUT HOW COLD IT IS ?!?!?!?!.......C'MON PEOPLE THIS IS NOTHING. THINK FEBRUARY , 12 INCHES OF SNOW , MINUS 20 DEGREES , SNOW DRIFTS ABOVE THE GARAGE , TREE BRANCHES FROZEN , POWER OUTAGES , ICE EVERYWHERE..........THAT'S COLD.

 WEDNESDAY         11 - 13 - 19

  DAY 4 OF SIDE JOB...................I CONTINUE TO BE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. I NOW THINK I CAN DO THIS JOB IN 7 DAYS INSTEAD OF 10.

  MY NORMAL ROUTINE IN THE MORNING..........AGAIN.  MAKE BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND START CAR FOR MY ELDEST. SHE LIKES WHEN I PUT THE HEATER SEAT ON.  I ACTUALLY MADE HER LAUGH IN THE MORNING. IT IS A TOUGH TASK TO MAKE SOMEONE LAUGH OUT LOUD AT 7:30AM ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE IS NOT A MORNING PERSON.

 SHOULDER IS STILL HURTING. THE CUSTOMER I AM WORKING WITH OFFERED TO PAY FOR MY ADVIL. THAT COULD OF BEEN THE NICEST GESTURE I HAVE EVER HEARD.

  A SECOND JOB HAD A VERY WEIRD REQUEST THAT I HAD TO ASK MY BROTHER ABOUT. THE CUSTOMER WANTED TO REMOVE OUTLETS FROM HER BACK SPLASH AND PLACE THEM UP AND UNDERNEATH EACH CABINET WHERE HER UNDER CABINET LIGHTS WERE. I NEVER HEARD OF THIS.

 OFF TO THE SIDE JOB. HERE IS WHAT I DID TODAY:

 - PAINTED FOR 6 1/2 HOURS STRAIGHT. OH......MY.......GOD. MAYBE $350 A DAY IS LEGIT.

  THE CUSTOMER TEXTS ME AND LOVES THE NEW PAINT ON HER WALLS. NEXT.....THE CEILINGS.

  ROLL HOME AND MY GAS TANK WAS VERY LOW. I AM WEARING SHORTS ON THIS " COLD " DAY BECAUSE THE HOUSE I AM WORKING AT IS SUPER WARM. THE WOMAN KEEPS IT VERY WARM FOR HER 90 YEAR OLD FATHER.

 I GET HOME AND SETTLE IN. I MAKE SOME MEATBALLS WITH SOME DINNER ROLLS AND CHECK MY EMAILS.

  LOOKS LIKE FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE WILL STRIKE AGAIN. IT IS JUST LIKE CRAIGSLIST. WE WILL SEE NEXT WEEK. I LIKE FREE,

  ELDEST COMES HOME LATE AFTER MAKING SOME TRIPS TO STORES FOR CLOTHING AND OTHER THINGS. I AM SO PROUD OF HER TO WORK 11 HOUR DAYS AND THAN GO SHOPPING. THAN......SHE GOES OUT TO DINNER WITH SOME FRIENDS.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER AND THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL

 FLYERS LOSE IN AN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT. NOW......WE ARE BACK TO NORMAL.

 76ERS SIT EMBIID FOR "LOAD MANAGEMENT " AND GET CRUSHED BY THE 3 - 7 ORLANDO MAGIC.

 BY 1AM I AM EXHAUSTED. I HEAD HOME , HAVE A NIGHTCAP , DOWN SOME CHEESE AND LIGHT PRETZELS , WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF LUCIFER ( WHICH WAS VERY GOOD ) , AND GO TO BED.

  NO CONTACT FROM WHEELS IN 2+ DAYS. I ASSUME 2 THINGS......1 - SHE IS TOO FAR AT SEA TO TEXT OR CALL OR 2 - SHE IS JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME AND DOESN'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT MY FACE.

 THINKING OF THE PUP AND CALLING HER NAME OUT.................AGAIN.

  THURSDAY     11 - 14 - 19

  DAY 5 OF SIDE JOB.............I CONTINUE TO BE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. THE GRANDFATHER SAYS TO ME, " YOU REALLY GOT ALOT DONE TODAY. DID YOU HAVE HELPERS BECAUSE YOU WORK LIKE YOU DO."

  DID NOT SLEEP WELL BUT I GOT UP AROUND 6AM.  MADE MY KID BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND STARTED HER CAR ON THIS CHILLY MORNING.

  GOT MY COMPUTER WORK DONE AND LOADED THE PILE OF MOUNTING DISHES INTO THE DISHWASHER AND RAN IT. MAN , WHEN WHEELS IS NOT AROUND STUFF PILES UP.

SPEAKING OF WHEELS , STILL HAVEN'T HEARD FORM HER IN 3+ DAYS.

  OFF TO THE SIDE JOB AND TODAY WAS MORE PREP FOR PAINTING AND ACTUAL PAINTING. I TOOK DOWN MANY LIGHTS , PAINTER'S TAPED ALL AREAS ( NOT FUN ) , TARPED ALL AREAS , AND BEGAN TO PAINT. WHAT SUCKED , I SAW TWO 1 GALLON CANS OF PAINT THINKING THEY WERE BOTH FOR THE CEILINGS........THEY WEREN'T. I RAN OUT OF PAINT AND HAVE TO FINISH TOMORROW. I DID SOME OTHER ODD JOBS AND CLEANED UP. I PUT THE ENTIRE ROOM BACK TOGETHER SO THEY COULD USE IT FOR THE NIGHT.

  THE CUSTOMER BOUGHT ME LUNCH.....A WAWA MEATBALL SANDWICH ON A LONG ROLL. I JUST BROUGHT IT HOME. THAT WAS VERY NICE OF THEM.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A NICE NIGHT OF MUSIC. NEW MUSICIANS STOPPED IN WHICH WAS COOL. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  ANYONE WATCH THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL?.......JESUS.  MASSIVE BRAWL AT THE END OF THE GAME WHERE ONE PLAYER TORE THE HELMET OFF THE QUARTERBACK'S HEAD AND THAN SWUNG IT AT HIS HEAD WITH THE HELMET AND HIT HIM RIGHT ON THE NOGGIN. I WOULD FINE THE PLAYER 1 MILLION DOLLARS AND SUSPEND HIM THE REST OF THIS SEASON AND NEXT SEASON. THEY ARE ALSO TALKING OF FILING A POLICE REPORT OF ENDANGERMENT AND ASSAULT.

  ( YESTERDAY ) - A FRIEND WHO IS HELPING ON THE SIDE JOB STOPPED IN. HE AS HELPED WITH GETTING PARTS AND WORK SO I RECIPROCATED. HE HAD 6 BEERS AND 2 SHOTS OF JAGER. I CHARGED 5 BUCKS TOTAL AND TOLD HIM TO KEEP HIS TIP MONEY. PRETTY GOOD DEAL AT 85 CENTS A DRINK.

  DID NOT SEE MY ELDEST ALL DAY OR NIGHT. SHE ACTUALLY MADE A JOKE YESTERDAY WHEN SHE SAID IN THE MORNING , " SEE YA TOMORROW ". AFTER WORK TODAY SHE ATTENDED A CHILI COOK-OFF AT HER SCHOOL WITH ABOUT 40 PEOPLE. SHE SAID SHE HAD A BLAST AND THE CHILI WAS VERY GOOD.  THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL ALSO GAVE HER A WHOLE PIZZA TO TAKE HOME. SHE TEXTED ME , " BEST JOB EVER ". THIS MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD FOR HER. I CALLED AND WE TALKED FOR A BIT.

 YOUNGEST ATTENDS AN " A J R " CONCERT. SHE SAID IT WAS EXCELLENT AND 2 FRIENDS ARE SLEEPING AT HER DORM TONIGHT.

 TALKED TO A MUSICIAN AND HE SAID HE JUST PUT HIS DOG DOWN 3 WEEKS AGO. YEAH.......WE TALKED MUCH MORE.

  BY 12:30AM I WAS TIRED. I ACTUALLY ASKED TWO REGULARS IF WE COULD LEAVE.

 AT HOME I HAD SOME PIZZA AND A COUPLE OF BEERS TO WIND DOWN. I HATE DOING THIS BUT I HAD NO DINNER. I ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. AGAIN , IT WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO BED AFTER 1:30AM. I WAS UP AT 5AM READY TO DO THE WHOLE DAMN THING OVER...........BOTH DAY AND NIGHT.............AGAIN.

 STILL THINKING OF THE PUP AND CALLING OUT HER NAME AS IF SHE WAS HOME.

  IT WAS CHILLY IN THE BEDROOM. A LONGTIME PATRON OF THE NAIL WHO I HAVE NOT SEEN IN A WHILE ASKED IF SHE COULD SNUGGLE WITH ME.  M.P. IS A GOOD LOOKING WOMAN SO I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THE SPOONING. M.P. SAYS . " I GET REALLY COLD SO I JUST WANTED TO USE YOUR BODY WARMTH. THIS IS NOT SEXUAL AT ALL. " AGAIN , I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THIS AND MY BODY IS A LITERAL HEATING PAD. SHE CLIMBS INTO BED WITH ME AND I FEEL HER BODY IS PRETTY COLD. SHE BEGINS TO WARM UP AND I HAVE TO ADMIT IT FEELS GOOD JSUT TO LAY NEXT TO SOMEONE.  IN 15 MINUTES I AM FALLING ASLEEP.  I AWAKE A FEEL A HAND ON MY COCK. A SECOND GIRL CLIMBED INTO BED. SHE WAS A CHEERLEADER I KNEW IN HIGH SCHOOL NAMED K.P.  SHE BEGINS TO PERFORM ORAL ON ME WHILE M.P. WATCHED.  IT FELT AWESOME BUT I WAS EMBARRASSED WITH M.P. WATCHING ME.  I TURN TO HER AND SAY , " ARE YOU OKAY WITH THIS ? "  M.P. RESPONDS , " HEY , I'M JUST HEAR FOR THE WARMTH. "

  FRIDAY         11 - 15 - 19

 DAY 6 AND STILL HAVEN'T HEARD FROM WHEELS.  ACTUALLY.....DAY 6 OF SIDE JOB.

  NORMAL MORNING BLA BLA BLA.

  ARRIVE AT THE JOB AND THE END IS NEAR.  HERE IS SOME PROJECTS DONE TODAY :

 - FINISH PAINTING CEILINGS.

 - REMOVE ALL PAINTER'S TAPE AND THERE WAS A TON.

 - CLEAN AND RE-HANG 6 CEILING LIGHT FIXTURES. THIS WAS FUN.

 - INSTALL BASEBOARD AND QUARTER ROUND MOLDING.

 - RE-INSTALL ALL OUTLET AND SWITCH COVER PLATES.

 - REINSTALL ALL CABINET DOORS.

 - APPLY 2ND COAT OF KILZ IN BASEMENT BATHROOM.

 - CLEAN UP EVERYWHERE.

 - INSTALL A VERY MODERN KITCHEN FAUCET. ( THE 90 YEAR GRANDFATHER HELPED ME )

 - LISTENED TO MORE STORIES FROM THE GRANDFATHER.

 - ALL TOOLS ( ABOUT 300 ) IN THE GARAGE GET LOADED IN MY VAN. ALL WEEK I HAVE BEEN DRIVING MY CAR BUT TODAY I TOOK THE VAN TO RETURN THE TOOLS BACK HOME.

 - HELP PUT FURNITURE , PICTURES , DECORATIONS , AND ANYTHING ELSE BACK TO ORIGINAL POSITIONS IN ALL ROOMS.

  I HAVE SOME PLUMBING TO DO FOR TOMORROW.

 THE BEST COMPLIMENT :

 THE 90 YEAR GRAND FATHER IS ON THE PHONE WITH SON. I CAN HEAR ONE SIDE OF THE CONVERSATION OBVIOUSLY.

  GRANDFATHER - " I AM TELLING I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH CHRIS IS GETTING DONE HERE.  HE TRULY IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB.......... AND ALL OF THIS IS PART TIME. IT IS REMARKABLE AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE HELL HE GETS SO MUCH DONE BY HIMSELF. HE DOES SO MANY THINGS AT ONCE.  "    I ALMOST STARTED CRYING. 

  YEAH.....BEEN I'VE BEEN IN AN EMOTIONAL STATE LATELY SO ANY EMOTIONAL STATEMENTS I HEAR GETS ME A LITTLE CHOKED UP.  GEEZ......I SAW A DIAPER COMMERCIAL AND GOT MOVED WHEN THE FATHER WAS HOLDING HIS DAUGHTER AFTER CHANGING HER DIAPER. I AM SUCH A LOSER.

  ROLL HOME AND UNLOAD ANY MATERIAL I DO NOT WANT TO FREEZE AT NIGHT INTO OUR HOUSE.

  I HAVE MY MEATBALL SANDWICH FROM WAWA THE CUSTOMER BOUGHT ME YESTERDAY.

 CHILL FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS AND FALL ASLEEP FOR 10 MINUTES. WELP.....THEY IS MY ENERGY BOOST. OFF TO THE NAIL I GO.

  I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND THE BANDS AND CROWD START ARRIVING. IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT.  HERE SOME THINGS I DID :

 - I LIKED THE WEATHER GOT A LITTLE WARMER. I WAS IN A SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT AND OKAY TO STAND OUTSIDE. I HELPED OUR DOORMAN MANEUVER PEOPLE WITH PARKING AND THE BANDS WITH UNLOADING.

 - FLYERS AND 76ERS LOSE....THEY BLOW.

 - COOK FOOD ORDERS. THIS ALWAYS HELPS THE BARTENDER OUT BIG TIME.

 - HELPED WITH THE SOUND SYSTEM.

 - WASHED A TON OF GLASSWARE. THIS ALWAYS HELPS THE BARTENDER.

 - GOT A WONDERFUL SURPRISE AND 2 OF OUR COLLEGE BARTENDERS STOPPED IN. THEY ARE MY FAVORITES AND I LOVE SEEING THEM. IT MADE MY NIGHT.  I TEXTED MY KIDS THEY WERE THERE ALONG WITH A FRIEND'S 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY. THEY WERE ALL GOOD AND FUN TO SEE.

 - RAN OUT OF COKE - WALKED OVER TO 7/11 TO PURCHASE SOME.

 - RAN OUT OF HALF/HALF - WALKED OVER TO 7/11 TO PURCHASE SOME.

  MADE A LIST FOR RESTAURANT DEPOT. I WILL GO THERE EARLY MORNING BEFORE GOING TO THE SIDE-JOB.

  I HEAD HOME AND HANG WITH MY ELDEST. SHE HAD ANOTHER GOOD DAY AT WORK AND WENT SHOPPING WITH MY MOM AT NIGHT FOR NEW WORK CLOTHES. I AM SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR HER. SHE SHOWERS AND HEADS TO A BAR TO MEET SOME FRIENDS.

  I AM TIRED AND GET A MIGRAINE HEADACHE. I NEVER GET HEADACHES. I DECIDE ALCOHOL WOULD DO THE TRICK......IT DIDN'T. I TOOK SOME ALEEVE AND THAN TOOK SOME MORE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.  I MAY HAVE PUSHED MYSELF A LITTLE TOO HARD THIS WEEK BY DOUBLE TIMING IT. THE FUNNY THING IS.............I HAD A STRONG SENSE OF PRIDE EACH DAY I GOT DONE MY DOUBLE SHIFTS.

  A RENTER STOPS AT OUR HOUSE TO PAY RENT. SHE'S NOT IN OUR HOUSE FOR 3 SECONDS AND SAYS , " HEY , WHERE'S NELLIE ? "

  HEAD TO BED THINKING OF MY PUP. MAN , I MISS HER COMPANY.  I STILL CALL HER NAME OUT AND APOLOGIZE FOR MY ACTIONS OF TAKING HER LIFE. I WANT TO SEE HER SO BAD.....EVEN IF IT IS IN A DREAM.

  SATURDAY       11 - 16 - 19

 DAY 7.........ANNNNNNNNNN DONE. I OFFICIALLY FINISHED THE 10 DAY JOB IN 7.

  EVER HAVE A 20 HOUR DAY ? ............I HAVE.

  EARLY MORNING I HEAD TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. I DO SOME SHOPPING AND JUST TRY TO TAKE MY TIME. THIS PLACE IS GOOD BUT THE REGISTER LINES ARE ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS. ALWAYS , AND I MEAN ALWAYS , EXPECT TO WAIT IN LINE 30 MINUTES.

 TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD STOCK AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WE NEEDED FOOD AND MAN WAS I GLAD I GOT IT THIS MORNING.

  A FRIEND PICKS ME UP AND WE HEAD TO THE BIG SIDE JOB IN COLLEGEVILLE. I HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR 7 STRAIGHT DAYS.  WE ARRIVE AND THE PARTS WE HAVE DO NOT WORK. THE CUSTOMER AND MY FRIEND GO TO SUPPLY STORE WHILE I CHANGE A FLUID MASTER IN A TOILET. THIS WAS NOT ON THE LIST AND I HAVE HAD MANY EXTRAS ADDED INTO THIS JOB.  THEY RETURN AND MY FRIEND INSTALLS THE PART.  I SETTLE UP WITH THE CUSTOMER AND WE ROLL OUT.........AFTER SHE LIKE 2 MORE BIG JOBS DONE IN THE FUTURE. I WILL BID ON THEM LATER.

 MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND IT IS ANOTHER CUSTOMER IN PAOLI. WE DECIDE TO STOP BY BECAUSE WE THINK IT IS AN EASY FIX.  SHE HAS A GARBAGE DISPOSAL NOT SPINNING OR POWERING UP.  WE ARRIVE AND IT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT. WE CLICK A RESET BUTTON AND USE AN ALLEN WRENCH DESIGNED FOR GARBAGE DISPOSALS TO WIGGLE IT LOOSE AND FREE.  THE CUSTOMER IS OVERJOYED WE SHOWED UP WITHIN 1 HOUR OF HER TEXT AND FIXED THE PROBLEM FOR $20.

  I GET DROPPED OFF AT HOME AND SETTLE UP WITH MY FRIEND. I AM ONLY HOME FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 WHEELS KEEPS ME POSTED ON HER FLIGHTS HOME. BY 9PM SHE MADE IT BACK SAFELY.

 AT THE NAIL AND I BEGIN FINISHING UP WHAT I STARTED EARLY MORNING.  I ASKED 10 BARTENDERS AND NOT ONE COULD WORK THE SHIFT TONIGHT. I AM NOT A FAN OF BARTENDING. MY ELDEST WAS THE BACK-UP BACK-UP. WE HAD AN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY AND THE BANDS AND PEOPLE STARTED COMING IN.......AND SO DID THE FOOD ORDERS. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY ORDERS WERE PLACED. MY ELDEST CAME IN AT 9:30PM TO 11PM.  IT WAS SUPER HELPFUL. I SHOULD  OF LET HER STAY LONGER.  OF COURSE , JUST WHEN I THOUGHT 11PM AND NO ONE WOULD BE ORDERING MORE FOOD......THEY POURED IN AGAIN.

  SO I BARTENDED THE WHOLE NIGHT , COOKED FOOD , AND HELPED WITH EVERY THING. WE HAD A GOOD DOORMAN AND THE NIGHT WAS STEADY.

  PENN STATE WITH A NICE WIN OVER A 27TH RANKED TEAM.  THEY HAVE 2 GAMES LEFT TO MAKE THE COLLEGE PLAY-OFF FINAL FOUR. IF THEY DO THIS THE EXPERTS AND COMPUTERS SAY THEY WOULD HAVE AN 89% CHANCE OF MAKING THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS.  ONE GAME IS SUPER EASY AGAINST RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN WHICH MY YOUNGEST IS GOING TO. THE OTHER GAME.......AGAINST OHIO STATE......THE 2ND RANKED TEAM IN THE NATION AND AT THEIR HOME. THIS WOULD BE A MIRACLE WIN.

 FLYERS WITH A CRUSHING CRUSHING LOSS. I WAS JUST SAYING TO A GUY FROM ASBURY PARK BEING A PHILLY FANS NOT ONLY MAKES US UPSET BUT CRUSHES US WITH BITTER GUT PUNCHING LOSSES. FLYERS UP 3 - 0 AT HOME IN THE 3RD PERIOD END UP LOSING IN AN OVER TIME SHOOT-OUT.

 THE NIGHT ROLLS ALONG AND I GET MANY COMPLIMENTS ON OUR VENUE FOR HOSTING SHOWS AND SUCH. THERE WAS ONLY ONE HEAVY SET SOUTHERN ACCENTED GIRL WHO WAS COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY ANNOYING. IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY AND SHE WANTED TO HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH VODKA.....SHE DID.  THE SURPRISING THING.........SHE TIPPED REALLY WELL.

 ANOTHER GIRL HAD A NICE BODY ON HER AND FLIRTED WITH BAND MEMBERS WHO HAD A 2 HOUR DRIVE HOME. ONE BAND MEMBER HIT ON HER FOR OVER 4 HOURS. THEY TALKED 3 INCHES FROM EACH OTHERS FACES. IT REMINDED ME OF THE SCENE IN SEINFELD.........THE CLOSE TALKER. THE OTHER BAND MEMBERS WANTED TO GO HOME. WELP..........SHE LEFT ALONE. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD AND THOUGHT , " THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL I WOULD TRY TO GET LAID IF I HAD A 2 HOUR RIDE HOME AND FRIENDS NEEDED THE RIDE.....UNLESS THE CHICK LOOKED LIKE CHRISTIE BRINKLEY IN THE MOVIE VACATION.

 BY 2AM I START SHUTTING TV'S AND LIGHTS DOWN. THERE ARE STILL 20 PEOPLE HERE. I HAD ONE DRINK WITH OUR DOORMAN AND ROLLED HOME.

 WE CLOSE AND I LEAVE AROUND 3AM. AT HOME I HAVE A SLICE A PIZZA AND SOME WATER. I TAKE SOME ALEEVE AND START THINKING ABOUT THE PUP. I AM STILL GRIEVING OVER MY BEST FRIEND AND FEELING ABSOLUTELY GUILTY I MADE THE WRONG DECISION TO PUT HER DOWN. I CURSE MYSELF FOR DOING THIS AND GO TO BED UPSET.

  SUNDAY      11 - 17 - 19

  SIDE JOB IS DONE SO NOW I SPEND THE WHOLE DAY AND NIGHT DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SINCE I WAS DOUBLE TIMING IT FOR 8 STRAIGHT DAYS. WELL.......THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

  FIRST I THOUGHT THE EAGLES GAME WAS AT 1PM....IT WASN'T. I KINDA WATCHED DALLAS WIN OVER THE LIONS. SO NOW MY DAY STARTS SUCKING ASS.

 I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND THE GAME STARTS.  I WATCH THE GAME WITH NO CELL PHONE AND MERRILL REESE ON THE RADIO.  I YELL OUT A FACT OR SUGGESTION AND NOT 2 SECONDS LATER EITHER MIKE QUICK OR MERRILL REESE SAY EXACTLY WHAT I JUST YELLED OUT. I WOULD THAN PRETEND TO BE MERRILL REESE AND SAY OUT LOUD , " ANNNNNND YES , EXACTLY WHAT CHRIS SAID FROM VILLANOVA IS WHAT THE EAGLES NEED TO DO. " SO HERE IS MY TAKE ON A VERY WINNABLE GAME.

 - WHY THE HELL DID WE GET AWAY FROM THE RUN ?  THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE PASS AND VERY BAD AGAINST THE RUN. SO WHAT THE HELL DOES DOUG DO ?......GOES CRAZY FUCKING PASS HAPPY.

 - THE RUN WAS WORKING AND THAN THE 2ND HALF COMES WHERE WE ARE VERY MUCH IN THE GAME. CHRIST , WE HAVE THE LEAD 10 - 9.  SANDERS GOT 4 TOUCHES IN THE 2ND HALF AND THAT WAS IT.

 - PLAY CALLING AGAIN IS GENERIC AND MUNDANE.  NO MIS-DIRECTION , CREATIVITY , AND HOW ABOUT SCREEN PLAYS ON A VERY AGGRESSIVE PATRIOT DEFENSE ?

 - DROPPED PASSES AGAIN BUT WENTZ HAS TO TAKE MOST OF THE FAULT HERE. HOLDING ON TO THE BALL WAITING FOR RECEIVERS TO GET OPEN IS NOT AN OPTION. IT CREATED 5 SACKS AND A FUMBLE LOST.

 - THE DEFENSE HAD THEIR BEST GAME OF THE SEASON. MILLS AND DARBY ARE SOMEWHAT SOLIDIFYING THE DEFENSE. DID YOU KNOW BRADY HAD SOME OF HIS WORSE NUMBERS OF THE SEASON AND HIS CAREER IN THIS GAME ?

 - I WILL BE THE FIRST TO SAY AGHOLOR IS A HEAD CASE BUT THE HAIL MARY WILLIE MAYS CATCH IN THE END ZONE WAS A TOUGH CATCH WITH HIS BODY ARCHED BACKWARDS. NOW.....ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS I ALWAYS SAY , " THESE RCEIVERS DO NOTHING ALL DAY BUT CATCH A FOOTBALL.  THIS IS ALL THEY DO FOR A LIVING AND GET PAID MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. SO......IF THE BALL TOUCHES BOTH YOUR HANDS EVEN IF YOUR ARE UPSIDE DOWN HANGING FROM A CHANDELIER WITH A GOLDFISH ON YOUR COCK........YOU SHOULD CATCH THE DAMN BALL.

 - PETERS AND JOHNSON GETTING HURT CERTAINLY DOES NOT HELP. TO ME , IT WOULD BE MORE REASON TO RUN THE BALL BECAUSE THE REPLACEMENTS WERE NOT BLOCKING AND GIVING TIME FOR WENTZ TO THROW.

 - EAGLES AVERAGE PER RUN WAS ALMOST 5 YARDS PER CARRY IN THE FIRST 3 POSSESSIONS. AFTER THE GOEDERT TOUCHDOWN THEY RAN THE BALL JUST 2 MORE TIMES IN THE 1ST HALF. THE 2ND HALF THEY THREW 33 TIMES TO 9 RUNS. THE PATRIOTS ARE THE TOP DEFENSIVE TEAM BUT OVER THE LAST 6 WEEKS THEY WERE GIVING UP ALMOST 6 YARDS PER CARRY IN THE RUN GAME. SO , WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU GET AWAY FROM THAT GAME PLAN ?? THE SCORE DICTATED RUN THE BALL !!! IF WE WERE LOSING BY 20 POINTS THAN THAT IS A DIFFERENT STORY.

 - MISSED OPPORTUNITIES TO EITHER INTERCEPT A BALL ON DEFENSE OR MAKE A GOOD CATCH ON OFFENSE. GAMES AGAINST SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS MUST HAVE VERY LIMITED MISTAKES.

 THIS WAS A VERY WINNABLE GAME BUT THE EAGLES COACHING STAFF SHIT THE BED ALONG WITH PLAYERS NOT STEPPING UP LIKE WENTZ AND AGH-O-ASS.

  I HAD TO WATCH THE 2ND HALF AT THE NAIL WHICH KINDA SUCKED BECAUSE NO ONE WATCHES A GAME LIKE I DO. BUT....BANDS WERE COMING IN AND THAT WAS THE PRIORITY.

  3 SOLO ACTS - ONE WAS OKAY , ONE NEVER SHOWED , AND WAS UNDERAGE SO I DID NOT ALLOW HIM TO PLAY.

  2 BANDS - ZOO TRIPPIN' WAS EXCELLENT AND HAD MORE ENERGY THAN A KID IN A CANDY ROOM.  THE 2ND BAND WAS FROM THE COUNTRY OF CHILE AND WERE GOOD.  IT WAS KINDA COOL SEEING BOTH BANDS NETWORK WITH EACH OTHER.

 I ROLL HOME TIRED AND CHILL WITH WHEELS FOR A NIGHT CAP. WE WATCH A HALF EPISODE OF RAY DONOVAN.

  I GO TO BED THINKING OF THE EAGLES BAD LOSS AND OF COURSE.....MY PUP.

  MONDAY      11 - 18 - 19

  I WANTED AN EASY DAY AND I GOT IT....THE NIGHT NOT SO MUCH BUT I AM OKAY WITH IT.

  NORMAL ROUTINE IN THE MORNING ALONG WITH DOING THE BOOKS FOR OCTOBER AND MAKING SOME BANK DEPOSITS.

  I TRIED TO RELAX , NAP , AND WATCH TV BUT WAS JUST UNEASY AND RESTLESS.

 HAVE A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST. THE KID IS STILL GOING STRONG WITH THIS NEW TEACHING JOB. I AM OVER THE MOON PROUD OF HER.

  STILL FIGHTING THIS DOG THING. I STARTED LOOKING FOR PUPPIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SHELTERS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND CLEAN. I WAS ABOUT TO CLOSE AT 10PM AND THAN REGULARS STARTED ARRIVING.  IT WAS GOOD BUT I WAS ALSO TIRED. I SAW THE BIG PICTURE AND STAYED OPEN ALONG WITH THE HELP OF A BARTENDER. IT WAS SO GOOD SHE WAS THERE.

  ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT AND STILL VISION MY PUP WELCOMING ME AT THE DOOR. I SORELY MISS THIS GREETING AND TALKING TO HER. I CAN NOT SHAKE THIS JUST YET AND THE PAIN IS STILL HERE EVEN THOUGH IT WAS 3 WEEKS AGO THE LAST TIME I SAW HER.

  I HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. BY 1AM I GO TO BED.

  TUESDAY       11 - 19 - 19

  GOT SOME REST TODAY..........KINDA.

  ANNNND WE HAVE TO DO THE WHOLE THING AGAIN. TONS OF DOCUMENTS AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING. WORKING WITH BANKS IS THE SLOWEST PROCESS EVER. I WON'T GET INTO IT BUT TODAY AN APPRAISER CAME TO VALUE OUR HOME...........AGAIN.  AND YES, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE FIRST APPRAISAL JUST 3 WEEKS AGO AND COST $500. ANYWAY ,  HE WAS MUCH FASTER THAN THE GUYS LAST MONTH. ONE GOOD THING I THINK IS HE TOOK OUR 31 PAGE APPRAISAL FROM LAST MONTH AFTER SAYING " NO " TWICE. WHEN HE WENT TO HIS CAR I SAW HIM PAGING THROUGH IT. I GUESS THIS IS GOOD....I HAVE NO IDEA.

  GOT OUR ELDEST OFF TO WORK. SHE PARTIED WITH FRIENDS LAST NIGHT AND GOT IN LATE. I WAS SO AFRAID SHE CALL IN SICK LIKE SHE HAS DONE IN THE PAST. I WAS ELATED TO SEE SHE GOT UP ON TIME AND HEADED TO WORK ON TIME.

  IS ANYONE WATCHING THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS ? SEEMS LIKE A BIG WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.

  OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  YEP , IT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY BUT NOT TOO BAD. I DID MY NORMAL CHORES AND MET FOR A BEER DELIVERY AND GOT OUR BEER LINES CLEANED.

 RIDE HOME AND I DECIDE TO RE-PACK MY VAN. I TAKE ALL THE TOOLS OUT AND INSERT THE 4 SEATS THAT WERE SITTING IN OUR GARAGE. AFTER THE 4 SEATS WERE INSERTED , I PILED MY TOOLS BACK IN THE VAN. I ALSO PLACED BIGGER TOOLS LIKE MY POWER MITER AND WET SAW TILE CUTTER BACK IN THE GARAGE.

 REMOVED THE BATTERY FROM MY MOTORCYCLE AND COVERED IT. IT ONLY TAKES MINUTES AND I LIKE TRICKLE CHARGING IT IN A NICE WARM HOME DURING THE WINTER. IT HAS WORKED FOR 5 STRAIGHT YEARS SO WHY BREAK TRADITION. FOR 5 YEARS THE ONLY MAINTENANCE I DID ON THIS BIKE WAS REPLACE THE BATTERY......WHEN I LEFT IT OUTSIDE IN THE GARAGE DURING THE WINTER.

  PUT LAWN MOWERS TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE GARAGE AND BROUGHT FORWARD THE GENERATOR ( FREAKIN' LOVE THIS MACHINE " AND SNOW BLOWER. I STARTED THE SNOW BLOWER TO TEST IT FOR THE WINTER. IT WORKED FINE AND I FILLED THE TANK WITH FRESH GAS.

 MADE A MOVE ON BAND BOOKING. I THINK I BOOKED 10 BANDS IN ONE NIGHT. IT COULD OF BEEN 15 BUT DATES DID NOT ALIGN FOR 5 OF THEM WHICH SUCKS.

 ELDEST COMES HOME TIRED. SHE WANTS TO BARTEND AND I FEEL BAD AND GIVE HER THE OPTION OF TAKING OFF. SHE DECIDES TO GO IN. THIS MEANS I STAY HOME.

  WHEELS COMES HOME FROM A THANKSGIVING WORK PARTY. SHE BROUGHT SOME FOOD HOME BECAUSE EVERYONE BROUGHT WAY TOO MUCH FOOD. HERE IS A RULE OF THUMB ( THAT NO ONE EVER LISTENS TO ME ) - " COOK HALF OF WHAT YOU THINK WHEN BRINGING FOOD TO A 40+ PEOPLE PARTY ).

 I CHILL AND WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE AGAIN....THAT IS 4 STRAIGHT. OH WELL ....WE BLOW.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 TV SHOWS RETURNING TO NEW SEASONS. ONE WAS SHAMELESS WHICH WAS VERY GOOD AND SEASON 4 AND THEIR LAST MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE WHICH WAS GOOD TOO.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AND SHE  TALKS TO US. SHE IS LAUGHING AND TELLING STORIES. SHE SEEMS TO HAVE TURNED OVER A NEW LEAF. SO FAR SO GOOD AND IT IS GREAT TO SEE HER HAPPY.

 LATE NIGHT I STAY UP AND START THINKING OF THE PUP AGAIN. IT DEPRESSES ME AND I DECIDE TO HAVE ONE MORE NIGHTCAP AND SOME HUMMUS. I STAY UP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER.

  WEDNESDAY      11 - 20 - 19

  START THE MORNING WITH MY NORMAL " DAD " ROUTINE OF MAKING BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND STARTING THE CAR AND THE HEATER SEAT ON. NEVER REALLY FEEL APPRECIATED.

 LOOKS LIKE BIG DADDY IS GOING TO THE EAGLES GAME THIS SUNDAY. I HAVE FOUND 2 PEOPLE TO MEET UP WITH AND ONE VERY GOOD TAILGATE. TEXT ME IF YOU LIKE US TO STOP BY AND VISIT YA.

  WE DID THE BOOKS FOR OCTOBER. IT IS THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR I DID NOT LIKE THE NUMBERS. THE STREAK OF BEING IN THE BLACK IS OVER. I HAVE NEVER GONE A WHOLE YEAR WITH 12 STRAIGHT GOOD MONTHS......BLOW.

  GIVE A FRIEND A RIDE TO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A WHILE. I BELIEVE IN GOOD KARMA.....I COULD USE IT.  MY GIFT FOR DRIVING HIM WAS A VITO'S PIZZERIA'S MOZZARELLA GARLIC BREAD CHEESE STEAK WITH FRIED ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS. I GAVE HALF TO WHEELS AND THE OTHER HALF TO OUR ELDEST. I NEVER HAD A BITE.

  VITO'S PIZZERIA - THE CHEESE STEAK WAS VERY GOOD FROM WHAT WHEELS TELLS ME BUT I HAD AN ISSUE.  I CALLED TWICE , PUT ON HOLD FOR SEVERAL MINUTES , AND HAD TO WAIT. OK , SO ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE NORMAL WITH A POPULAR PLACE. MY ISSUE......THEY TOLD ME THE ORDER BE READY IN 15 MINUTES.  IT WAS 25 MINUTES. WAITING 10 MINUTES MADE ME LATE TO MEET A TECH AT THE NAIL. SO , WHAT SHOULD THEY DO WHEN TELLING CUSTOMERS HOW LONG THE WAIT IS ?  REAL SIMPLE...........TELL THEM MORE TIME , LIKE...... " HEY , YOUR ORDER WILL BE READY IN 30 MINUTES " THAN , WHEN YOUR ORDER IS DONE IN 25 MINUTES YOU ARE VERY PLEASED IT IS 5 MINUTES EARLY. THE GIRL WHO TOOK THE ORDER WAS VERY POLITE.

 MEET OUR SODA TECH AT THE NAIL. I THANKED HIM FOR WAITING FOR ME. WE HAD ONE OF THE LARGEST ORDERS I CAN REMEMBER.

  WHILE CLEANING AT THE NAIL I WATCH A NEWS STORY. A POLICEMAN WHO LOST HIS GOLDEN RETRIEVER 2 MONTHS AGO VOWED NEVER TO OWN A DOG AGAIN BECAUSE HE WAS SO HEART BROKEN. I FELT HIS PAIN BIG TIME.  WELL , DURING HIS SHIFT HE PULLS OVER AND SEES AN ABANDON CAR. HE LOOKS IN AND THERE IS A PUPPY IN THE BACK SEAT SHAKING AND SCARED. HE TOOK THE PUP TO THE SHELTER TO GET CHECKED ON. FOR 3 WEEKS HE VISITED THE DOG TO MAKE SURE IT WAS OKAY. WELL , TODAY HE ADOPTED HER........GOOD STORY. I CRIED.

 I AM STILL CALLING OUT MY DOG'S NAME AND LOOKING FOR HER.  OUR HOME AND YARD IS EMPTY OF ANY SIGN SHE LIVED HERE FOR 11+ YEARS. I KNOW I WILL GET OVER THIS BUT NEVER REALIZED HOW CLOSE I WAS TO THIS DOG.

 ANOTHER CRAIGSLIST DEAL ( ACTUALLY FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE ) GOING DOWN ON SUNDAY.

  BACK HOME I DO MY NORMAL BAND THING. I BOOKED MORE BANDS WHICH IS MY GOAL EACH DAY. I ALSO DID MY WEDNESDAY FACEBOOK POST OF BANDS PLAYING HERE THIS WEEKEND. OVER 25 ACTS & BANDS THIS WEEKEND.

  I CHILL IN MY ROOM WITH MY COMPUTER. I DO THIS BECAUSE WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME AND IN OUR  KITCHEN AND SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE MY FACE. I PLAY SOME POKER , WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER , AND TAKE A NAP.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AND WE TALK AGAIN. SHE SHOWED US PICTURES OF HER STUDENTS IN HER CLASS. THEY ARE ADORABLE. OUR ELDEST ALSO WAS ASSIGNED TO MAKE HER FIRST LESSON PLAN FOR THE CLASS FOR NEXT WEEK. AGAIN , THIS KID IS COMING HOME HAPPY , GIGGLING , AND SAYS HER DAYS GO BY REALLY FAST. THESE ARE ALL GOOD SIGNS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO FIX A DAMN 4 FOOT FLORESCENT LIGHT. I TOOK IT DOWN AND WORKED ON IT ON THE POOL TABLE. I GOT ONE LIGHT TO WORK OUT OF THE 2 BULB FIXTURE. I HATE 4 FOOT FLORESCENT LIGHTS.

 SOME PATRONS COME IN AND I WATCH THE 76ERS COME BACK FROM A 17 POINT 3RD QUARTER DEFICIT TO WIN THE GAME. THIS IS A REALLY GOOD WIN. THE ONLY NEGATIVE....IT WAS THE NEW YORK KNICKS. THEY ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE NBA. I THINK WE ARE NOT AS GOOD AS THE " EXPERTS " ARE SAYING.

  GOT MY WEEKLY CALL FROM OUR YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE......THE KID CALMS ME AND I LOVE EVERY SECOND TALKING TO HER.  WE TALKED FOR OVER 40 MINUTES. MY MOOD CHANGED TO GOOD.

 DROVE HOME AND HEAD RIGHT TO BED. I WAS TIRED. WHAT TOTALLY SUCKED. I WAS UP EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR......FRIGGIN' NIGHTMARE.  I DID NOT SLEEP FOR MORE THAN ONE HOUR ALL FUCKING NIGHT !!

  THURSDAY     11 - 21 - 19

 AND MANKIND LETS ME DOWN AGAIN.....IN A TINY WAY.  BACK AND FORTH ALL WEEK , BACK AND FORTH ALL WEEK , BACK AND FORTH ALL WEEK................I HAVE BEEN EMAILING BACK AND FORTH ALL WEEK WITH THIS GUY ABOUT PICKING UP A LARGE A/C UNIT FOR THE NAIL. WE EXCHANGED INFORMATION , CELL #'S , AND MORE. HE IS LOCATED IN CENTER CITY. I TELL HIM 3 DIFFERENT TIMES I COULD PICK IT UP. HE DECIDES ON THIS SUNDAY. I WRITE BACK " COOL , SEE YA ON SUNDAY ". I PUT A TARP IN THE BACK OF MY CAR AND EITHER BEFORE THE EAGLES GAME OR AFTER I WILL STOP BY TO GET THIS UNIT. I GET AN EMAIL TONIGHT , " SORRY CHRIS , OUT OF THE BLUE SOMEONE PICKED THE UNIT UP. " I SWEAR I FUCKING HATE MEN. " OUT OF THE BLUE ? " .........SOMEONE HAD TO GET HIS ADDRESS AND CELL # TO KNOW WHERE TO PICK IT UP. OUT OF THE FUCKING BLUE MY ASS.

  IN SEARCH MODE FOR PUPPIES. I AM NOT SURE IF I AM GOING TO PULL THE TRIGGER BUT I HAVE TALKED TO THE KIDS AND WHEELS. I DID FIND 2 PUPS THAT NEED A HOME.  I THINK THE DATE OF ME DOING SOMETHING IS QUICKER THAN I THINK.....WHY ? ........2 REASONS.

 1 - I SAW A FACEBOOK POST AND IT READ " LOSING A PET IS HARDER THAN YOU THINK. "  THE PICTURE HAS A LITTLE KID KNEELING AT A LITTLE GRAVE WITH A CROSS IN THE GROUND.  BEHIND THE KID IS THE GHOST OF HIS DOG WITH IT'S PAW OUT. YES........I STARTED CRYING AT THE NAIL. I MOVED BEHIND MY LAMP SO NO ONE WOULD SEE MY FACE. TO SEE THE POST GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE SINCE I SHARED IT.

 2 - ( TOO FAR MAYBE ? ) - MANY MANY TIMES I WOULD ARRIVE HOME AND GO INTO MY DARK BEDROOM. I WOULD SEE A BLACK SILHOUETTE OF THE PUP ON MY BED AND THAN I WOULD HEAR THE THUMPING OF A HAPPY TAIL TO SEE ME THIS WAS SO REWARDING.  WHAT DID I DO TONIGHT IN DESPERATION TO SEE MY PUP ONE MORE TIME ? I GOT 2 OF MY BLACK SHORTS AND SHAPED THEM INTO MY PUP'S SILHOUETTE.  IN THE DARK IT LOOKED LIKE HER LAYING ON MY BED AGAIN. I SAID QUIETLY , " GOOD NIGHT GIRL. DADDY LOVES YOU. " I GO TO SLEEP SAD AGAIN.

  START MY MORNING GETTING OUR ELDEST OFF TO HER TEACHING JOB. I HAVE SEEN A TOTAL TRANSFORMATION OF HER PERSONALITY AND CONFIDENCE. I HOPE SHE CONTINUES THIS PATH.

 DRIVE TO MY PARENTS AND WE VISIT SOME AUNTS AND A COUSIN FOR LUNCH. IT WAS A VERY NICE VISIT. I ATE TOO MUCH , SHOWED ALL OF THEM PICTURES ON MY PHONE , AND HAD A GOOD TIME.  TRAFFIC ON THE WAY HOME WAS NOT GOOD.

 BACK HOME I DO MY COMPUTER WORK AND TRY TO NAP. I DID FALL ASLEEP FOR 30 MINUTES WHICH WAS NICE.

 MY ELDEST TEXTS ME ABOUT THE HALF OF MOZZARELLA GARLIC BREAD CHEESE STEAK WITH FRIED ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS I GAVE HER FOR LUNCH FROM VITO'S PIZZERIA. THE TEXT WAS " UNREAL ".

 WHEELS AND I WATCH THE LAST 2/3'S OF THE CLINT EASTWOOD MOVIE " THE MULE ". IT WAS GOOD.

 I HAVE BEEN ON A ROLL WITH BOOKING LIVE MUSIC AT THE NAIL. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND SETTLE IN.  WE HAD A NICE CROWD TONIGHT WITH MUSICIANS , REGULARS , AND " DAN TV WORLDWIDE. "  I WAS INTERVIEWED AGAIN. YES IT CAN BE SEEN ON FACEBOOK.

 FLYERS WITH A NICE COMEBACK WIN. DOWN 2 - 0 IN THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF THE GAME THEY SCORED 4 UNANSWERED GOALS.

  LATE NIGHT I ROLL OUT CLOSE TO 1AM. AT HOME I HAVE SOME WINE , CHEESE , AND CRACKERS. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS GOOD. I GO TO BED TIRED AND SAD ( FROM THE STORY EARLIER )

   FRIDAY    11 - 22 - 19

  ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO MY SECOND DOG " BEAR " WAS HIT BY A CAR.  HE DIED IN MY ARMS WHEN I GOT HIM TO THE VET. THEY JUST COULD NOT DO ANYTHING FOR HIM. IT WAS THE 2NDDOG TO DIE IN MY ARMS AND I HATED THAT MEMORY. IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS I TOLD WHEELS , " I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE. I VISIONED OUR DOG AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR STEPS LAST NIGHT AND CRIED. " I CALLED A FRIEND WHO HAD 12 PUPPIES JUST 2 WEEKS AGO. HE WAS DOWN TO ONLY 2 NOW. WITHIN 5 MINUTES WE WERE AT HIS HOUSE PICKING OUT ONE OF THE 2 REMAINING DOGS. HER NAME WAS " SHELBY ". SHE WAS A SWEET HEART. MY HEARTBREAK WITH SHELBY AND I WILL NEVER EVER DO THIS AGAIN WAS I HAD HER PUT DOWN WHILE WHEELS AND THE KIDS WENT TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I WAS OKAY WITH THIS BECAUSE THE KIDS WERE REALLY YOUNG AND DID NOT WANT THEM TO EXPERIENCE THIS EXTREME HEART ACHE. THE ONE THING I DREAD I DID WAS I HAD THE VET DOCTOR TAKE SHELBY TO THE BACK ROOM BY HERSELF AND HE PUT HER DOWN........ALONE.  I TOLD THE DOCTOR , " I HAVE HAD 2 DOGS DIE IN MY ARMS AND I JUST CAN'T TAKE A 3RD." SHELBY DIED BY HERSELF. I HATED MYSELF FOR DOING THIS. TWO DAYS LATER I VOWED I WILL NEVER EVER LET A PET DIE BY THEMSELVES.  WELL ,  IT HAS BEEN 3 WEEKS SINCE WE PUT OUR BELOVED PUP DOWN " NELLIE ".  I AM SURPRISED I HAVE GONE THIS LONG. TOMORROW WILL BE A NEW DAY FOR OUR FAMILY........WE HOPE.

 GET ELDEST OFF TO WORK AND I MAKE HER LAUGH. LET ME TELL YOU IT IS SUPER HARD TO MAKE SOMEONE LAUGH WHO IS NOT A " MORNING " PERSON. I AM SO HAPPY FOR MY DAUGHTER RIGHT NOW.

 HEAD TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE FOR LUNCH AND DROP OFF SOME MASON JARS FOR THEM. I MUST SAY HAVING HOT DOGS FOR LUNCH WASN'T WHAT I EXPECTED. BEING ITALIAN , I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A MEAL ENDING IN A VOWEL.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE LIQUOR STORE. I TALK TO A FRIEND WHO WORKS THERE. HE WAS SUPER SYMPATHETIC TO MY LOSS OF OUR DOG. HE SAW IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA ALONG WITH OVER 300 PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO MY HEART ACHE.

 TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT......VACUUMING , STOCKING LIQUOR , MARQUEE , BATHROOMS , AND MORE....THE NORMAL STUFF.

  RETURN HOME AND SETTLE IN. WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT OWNING ANOTHER DOG SO WE GET OUR KIDS INVOLVED TO BY TEXTING AND CALLING THEM.

 YOUNGEST GOES TO ANOTHER CONCERT WITH FRIENDS. I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM HER BUT SHE WILL BE HOME TOMORROW WHICH IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

 I TRIED TO REST BUT IT AIN'T HAPPENING. I WATCH SOME TV AND DO SOME COMPUTER WORK.

 BACK TO THE NAIL AND RE-OPEN AND PREP. THE BANDS START ARRIVING AND SO DO THE FANS OF MUSIC. A SOLID CROWD ALL NIGHT AND I RAN HELPING THE DOORMAN AND BARTENDER ANYWAY I COULD.

 DURING THE NIGHT I STOPPED ONE BAND AFTER THEIR FIRST SONG AND MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT......." HELLO EVERYONE AND WE THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MUSIC TONIGHT. I JUST LIKE TO QUICKLY SAY THE BAND PLAYING NOW ( AUTOPILOT ) IS FROM CANADA. THEY .......( A LARGE APPLAUSE )....... ARE TOURING SO IF YOU LIKE TO DONATE ANY MONEY TOWARDS THEIR GASOLINE OR MCDONALDS MEALS ( SOME LAUGHS )  PLEASE SEE THE DOORMAN.  ANOTHER LARGE APPLAUSE.

 DURING THE NIGHT I MUST OF BEEN THANKED 25 TIMES BY BAND MEMBERS , FAMILY OF MUSICIANS , AND/OR MUSICIANS THEMSELVES.  IT IS EVEN NICER WHEN A 85 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER COMES UP TO ME ( AFTER I GOT HER A BARSTOOL ) AND SAYS , " I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO HERE "......AND HUGS ME.

  ROLL HOME WHEN EVERYTHING WAS UNDER CONTROL. I MAKE ONE DRINK AND GO TO BED. I SLEPT HORRIBLE THE NIGHT BEFORE. 

 TONIGHT....... I SLEPT LIKE A LARGE EMOTIONAL WEIGHT WAS LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS. THIS STORY WILL BE TOLD TOMORROW.

   ME AND A FAMILY MEMBER ARE IN A HARDWARE STORE.  2 AFRICAN AMERICAN GUYS STORM IN AND YELL , " GIMME ALL YOUR FUCKING MONEY !!! " THEY SMASH THE REGISTER AND THAN HOLD US WITH GUNS TO OUR HEADS. I .........GO............CODE..........RED.  I TWIST AROUND WHILE QUICKLY HOLDING THE SHAFT OF THE ROBBER'S GUN. THESE GUYS HAD ALL THE POWER AND NOW I CHANGED IT. THEY WERE SO FUCKING CONFIDENT AND THE FEAR I SEE TURNED THE SITUATION TO MY POWER. I SHOOT THE ROBBER HOLDING ME 5 TIMES. I FEEL RAGE. I KNOW I HAVE ONE BULLET LEFT. THE OTHER ROBBER IS HOLDING MY FAMILY MEMBER FROM BEHIND.  I YELL TO MY FAMILY MEMBER ," WHAT IS THE NICKNAME OF MY YOUNGEST ???!!!.....LITTLE WHAT !!!???!!! "  HE KNOWS THE ANSWER IS " DUCK ". HE BENDS DOWN AND I SHOOT THE 2ND ROBBER RIGHT IN THE HEAD. HE GOES DOWN LIKE A SACK OF BRICKS.  I WAS NOT CONFIDENT ENOUGH IN MY SHOOTING ABILITIES WHICH IS WHY I WANTED MY FAMILY MEMBER TO DUCK DOWN...............dream ends.

  SUNDAY     11 - 23 - 19

 WELP , I PULLED THE TRIGGER. THE FAMILY AGREED WE NEEDED ANOTHER DOG. SO , I DID THE LEG WORK FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS AND WE FOUND AND SAVED A DOG. THE 9 WEEK OLD FEMALE PUP WAS IN A SHELTER AND WE GOT HER VIA WWW.ADOPT-A-PET.COM

  WE HAD THE CHOICE OF 2 FEMALE PUPPIES ABOUT 7 WEEKS OLD AT THE TIME. ONE WAS IN HAVERTOWN NAMED " RILEY " AND THE OTHER IN NEW JERSEY NAMED " SADIE ". WE WANTED " SADIE " AT FIRST BUT WHEN WE FOUND OUT HER SISTER " RILEY " WAS IN HAVERTOWN THAT CHANGED THINGS. THE DIRECTOR CARING FOR " RILEY " LIVES IN HAVERTOWN , KNEW THE NAIL BIG TIME ( SHE HAD A 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY HERE ) AND GREW UP IN ARDMORE. WE ALL MET AT THE NAIL TO EXCHANGE PAPERWORK , MONIES , AND THE PUP. 

 WE ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND ALL OF US BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE PUPPY TO ARRIVE.  THE KIDS , WHO ARE OLDER NOW , WERE LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN GETTING READY TO RUN DOWN THE  STEPS ON CHRISTMAS MORNING TO SEE WHAT WAS UNDER THE TREE. I NEVER SEEN THEM SO ANXIOUS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE.  THE DIRECTOR ARRIVED AND WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. SHE WAS VERY NICE AND INFORMATIVE.

 TAKE A RIDE TO PET VALUE TO PICK UP A COLLAR AND PUPPY FOOD. THERE ARE OTHER BIG DOGS THERE AND OUR PUP WENT RIGHT UP TO THEM TO SAY HELLO. THE STORE HAD AN AREA TO WASH YOUR DOGS FOR $10 WHICH WAS VERY COOL.

 STOP AT MY PARENTS TO SHOW THEM THE PUP. MY MOM NOW WANTS ONE. I DID TELL HER THE SISTER " SADIE " IS STILL AVAILABLE. NOW........CONVINCING MY DAD IS ANOTHER STORY.

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND FRIENDS START ARRIVING WHEN THEY SAW THE NEWS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.  IT WAS VERY NICE TO SEE.

  I TOOK THE LOSS OF " NELLIE " VERY HARD. IT STILL PAINS ME TO THINK OF HER. THIS NEW PUP LOOKS LIKE HER AND SEEMS TO BE A SWEET HEART. SHE WILL FILL THE VOID A BIT AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE ANOTHER WONDERFUL DOG IN OUR LIVES AGAIN. SHE ALREADY IS ENTERTAINING US.

  I LEAVE MANY VISITING GIRLS AT OUR HOUSE COOING OUT " AWWWWWWW " EVERY TIME THE PUP DOES SOMETHING CUTE. IT WAS ENTERTAINING TO HEAR.

 AT THE NAIL I BEGIN TO LOAD-IN BANDS AND START THE NIGHT. I HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING TO PATRONS AND THE BARTENDER ABOUT PUPPY NAMES.  I FEEL A WEIGHT WAS LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS WITH FINALIZING THE PURCHASE OF THE PUPPY. I ALSO FEEL A LITTLE GUILTY BUT THINK.......I AM SURE " NELLIE " WOULD WANT THIS. WE RESCUED A DOG FROM A SHELTER AND THAT IS THE BIG PICTURE.

  BY 10:15PM THE LAST BAND STARTS AND THE BARTENDER CAN HANDLE IT THE REST OF THE WAY. IT WAS FREE SHOW WHICH I THOUGHT WAS NICE OF THE BANDS.

  76ERS BLOW OUT MIAMI AND JIMMY BUTLER WHILE THE FLYERS LOSE IN A OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT........AGAIN.

  AT HOME MY YOUNGEST , WHEELS , AND MYSELF WATCH SOME TV AND SNUGGLE WITH THE PUPPY. AFTER A LITTLE PLAYFULNESS SHE LIKES TO SNUGGLE ON YOUR LAP OR ARMS. IT IS A GOOD FEELING.

  MY YOUNGEST GIVES ME A BIRTHDAY CARD WITH A REMARKABLE ART PICTURE OF NELLIE. I STARTED TO CRY BECAUSE I MISS HER SO MUCH. MY YOUNGEST HUGGED ME.

 I SLEPT GOOD TONIGHT THINKING OF BOTH DOGS.

  SUNDAY    11 - 24 - 19

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ..........YEP , THIS WAS A LONG DAY AND NIGHT BUT IT WAS FUN.

  CRATE TRAINING THE PUP AND SO FAR SO GOOD. THE DIRECTOR WAS CRATE TRAINING THE PUP SO WE CONTINUED IT. WHEELS GOT UP AT 5:30AM TO LET THE PUP OUT. THE DOG IS CUTE AND WHEN SHE YAWNS SHE MOANS AT THE SAME TIME.

  WE HANG WITH THE PUP FOR A LITTLE BIT BUT WE HAVE TO ROLL OUT.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I LOAD UP THE CRATE , FOOD , TOYS , AND THE PUP.  WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND THAN GO GET  A FAMILY MEMBER.

 THE DOG IS HILARIOUS AND ALREADY MAKING EVERYONE LAUGH. SHE BARKS PLAYFULLY AT MY YOUNGEST AND SHE CHASES HER AROUND THE NAIL. MY KID WAS LAUGHING THE WHOLE TIME...........DOGS = HAPPINESS.

 STOP AT A 2ND FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE WHO WILL PUPPY-SIT.  WE HANG OUT A LITTLE BIT AND THAN ROLL OUT.

  WE DROP OUR YOUNGEST OFF AT COLLEGE AND MAKE VERY GOOD TIME.

 A FAMILY MEMBER AND I HEAD TO THE LINC FOR SOME TAILGATING AND EAGLES FOOTBALL.  WE HIT 1 OF 3 TAILGATES. IT WAS A COUSIN AND ABOUT OF HIS 20 FRIENDS. THEY HAD A NICE LAY OUT OF FOOD , BOOZE , BEER , TENTS , AND MUSIC. I THOUGHT THE GIRLS DANCING THE ENTIRE TIME WERE SO ENTERTAINING. THEY SANG AND DANCE TO LOUD MUSIC THE WHOLE TIME. THE GUYS PLAYED CORN HOLE AND DRANK SHOTS OF CINNAMON WHISKEY. THEY ALSO HAD A PEE TENT WHICH IS VERY USEFUL.

 IT RAINED AND IT SUCKED BUT WE HAD A TAILGATE WITH TENTS AND EVERYONE WAS COOL. WE LAUGHED AND DRANK COORS ORIGINAL ALONG WITH SOME I.P.A. BEERS.

 MET UP WITH WHEELS , OUR ELDEST , AND MORE FAMILY. WE TAKE THE V.I.P. ENTRANCE AND BYPASS 10,000 PEOPLE GOING IN THE REGULAR ENTRANCES.  TWO ESCALATORS LATER AND WE WERE IN A SUITE. YEP........WE WERE IN A SUITE WITH FOOD , DESERTS , BOOZE , BATHROOMS , TV'S HEAT , AND MORE. WE EVEN HAD A GOOD YOUNGER CROWD THAT ACTUALLY CARED ABOUT THE EAGLES. THIS IS RARE AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE. EVERYONE WAS VERY POLITE.

 UNFORTUNATELY , THE  ACTUAL GAME WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE AS AN EAGLE'S FAN. AGAIN , OUR OFFENSE WAS JUST TERRIBLE. NOT ONE TIME DID WE GET TO CHEER ALL GAME. A DISGUSTING GAME FOR THE OFFENSE AND WE LOSE 17 - 3. WE WERE NEVER IN THE GAME AT ALL. WE DID SCORE A TOUCHDOWN WITH 19 SECONDS LEFT BUT I DON'T COUNT IT.

  WE STAYED UNTIL THE VERY END WHERE MORE THAN 80% OF THE FANS LEFT ALREADY. IT STILL WAS VERY GOOD TIME BECAUSE SOME FAMILY CAME WITH ME. 

  WE HEAD HOME AND THE TRAFFIC IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. EVERY DIRECTION YOU GO IS PACKED WITH THE TRAFFIC. WHAT I NOW DESPISE IS THE POLICE FUNNEL ALL VEHICLES TO GO TOWARDS THE WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE. A HORRIFIC AND COMPLETELY STUPID IDEA. THEY STARTED DOING THIS 2 YEARS AGO AND IT MAKES THE ONE AND ONLY STREET TO GET OUT OF A SHIT SHOW / CATTLE SHOOT. WELL , ONE VEHICLE WENT TO THE ON-RAMP TOWARDS THE WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER WILDEBEEST CARS IN LINE .....EXCEPT ........THIS ONE VEHICLE MADE A U-TURN ONTO THE ONCOMING RAMP BACK TO PACKER AVENUE.  THIS ONE LITTLE MANEUVER SAVED OVER 60 MINUTES OF WAITING IN TRAFFIC. IT WAS THE BEST MOVE I EVER SEEN.  THE CAR TOOK PACKER AVENUE TO ANOTHER STREET TO GET TO BROAD STREET AND THAN THE TIMED LIGHTS OF WALNUT STREET ALL THE WAY BACK TO HAVERTOWN. THIS CAR STOPPED AT A SUPERMARKET BECAUSE SOMEONE HAD TO PEE AND THAN DROPPED OFF A FAMILY MEMBER. THIS LONE WOLF VEHICLE MADE IT HOME FROM PHILLY TO BRYN MAWR IN 55 MINUTES WITH 2 STOPS. THIS VEHICLE WAS ............ME.

 MY ELDEST IS THE ONE WHO HAD TO PEE. SHE USED THE BATHROOM AT THE SUITE AND IN 18 MINUTES WE WERE AT 48TH STREET AND WALNUT STREET. SHE SAID SHE " MUST " USE THE BATHROOM AGAIN.  A FAMILY MEMBER FARTS IN MY CAR AND SHE RUNS OUT. THE ODOR WAS NOT PLEASANT SO I LOWERED THE WINDOWS AND GOT OUT TOO. THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS NOT GOOD BUT WE WAITED ABOUT 15 MINUTES. OUR ELDEST HAD TO FIND A SECURITY GUARD , WHO THAN GOT A BATHROOM KEY , AND THAN HAD TO GET AN ESCORT HER TO THE EMPLOYEES' BATHROOM. SHE MUST OF BEEN BURSTING. I MADE A JOKE WHEN I SAW HER WALKING BACK....." HEY YOU , I SEE YOU RAN LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL TO THE BATHROOM BUT ARE NOW CASUALLY WALKING BACK ".  SHE BEGINS TO LAUGH AND TELLS US THE STORY.

BACK HOME I SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP FOR 15 MINUTES. THAN I ROLL TO THE NAIL FOR A BIRTHDAY SHOW. THERE WAS A NICE CROWD AND ONE SUPER BEST GREAT THING IS DALLAS LOST TO THE PATRIOTS.

 AFTER 3 HOURS OF OVERSEEING EVERYTHING I ROLLED HOME. I SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP AND HEADED TO BED.  I WAS TIRED.

 HAD A DREAM ABOUT A BARTENDER WHO I HELPED WHEN SHE AND HER KID WERE BEING HARASSED.

  MONDAY     11 - 25 - 19

  ANNNNNNNND THE PUP HAS WORMS......NICE. THIS IS VERY NORMAL FOR YOUNG DOGS.

 WE DECIDED TO CHANGE VETERINARY HOSPITALS FROM RADNOR TO ARDMORE. THOUGH RADNOR ARE ALL VERY POLITE THEIR PRICING IS VERY HIGH. WE WILL SEE HOW ARDMORE DOES.

 PLAYING WITH THE PUP ALL DAY. IT IS SUCH A WELCOMED SITE IN OUR HOME. I DO FEEL GUILTY AND PAIN FROM NELLIE'S PASSING THOUGH. I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM THE NAIL TONIGHT AND MY YOUNGEST CALLED ME. I SAID , " WOW , PERFECT TIMING. I WAS JUST THINKING OF NELLIE AND IT MADE ME SAD. HEARING YOUR VOICE ALWAYS HELPS ME."

 HAD MY NEPHEW COME OVER TO PLAY WITH THE PUP FOR 90 MINUTES. WE HAD HER OUTSIDE SEVERAL TIMES. THE DOG HAS CONFIDENCE CARRY A SOCCER BALL 3 TIMES THE SIZE OF HER AND CHASING MY NEPHEW AROUND THE PROPERTY.

  2 FRIENDS STOP BY AND WE LET THEM SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP. THIS DOG IS GETTING ATTENTION AND A VERY GOOD HOME. AS A FRIEND SAID , " THE DOG HIT THE JACK POT ".

  ELDEST DOES HER FIRST " PLANNER " FOR HER STUDENTS THIS WEEK AND GETS AN CERTIFICATE PASSING A CLASS ON " RECOGNIZING AND REPORTING CHILD ABUSE ". I AM SO SO SO HAPPY FOR THIS KID ( ADULT ).

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO VACUUM FOR AN HOUR AND CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN. I ALSO WATCHED THE FLYERS WIN A GOOD 2 -1 GAME AND THE 76ERS ABSOLUTELY AND TOTALLY SHIT THE FREAKIN' BED. A 6 POINT LEAD BLOWN WITH MINUTES LEFT. THEY SCORED 0 POINTS IN THE LAST 3 MINUTES AND TORONTO SCORED THE LAST 10 POINTS TO WIN THE GAME. EMBIID SCORED........0 POINTS......UN-FUCKING-HEARD-OF.

  ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH THE PUP. OUR ELDEST TOOK OUR PUP TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE TO VISIT THEIR YOUNG DOG.  OUR PUP WAS A TERROR. THIS LITTLE THING HAS SOME ATTITUDE.

 HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS GOOD.

 YOUNGEST CALLS AGAIN AND WE HAVE A FAMILY CHAT VIA CELL PHONE. THE MAIN TALK WAS WHAT TO NAME THE PUP. WE HAVE GONE THROUGH 100'S OF NAMES AND NOTHING IS FITTING JUST YET. WE HAVE 3 WAYS OF CHOOSING A PET NAME :

 1 - ALL 4 OF US AGREE ON A NAME.

 2 - ALL 4 OF US PICK 5 OF OUR FAVORITE NAMES. WE TALLY THE COMMON NAMES AND SEE WHO WINS.

 3 - USE OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK AND DO A " VOTE ". ALL 4 OF US WOULD CHOOSE JUST ONE NAME AND LET THE PUBLIC VOTE AND DECIDE.

   EVERYONE GOES TO BED AND THE PUP GOES RIGHT TO HER CRATE TO SLEEP. I STAY UP AND SHE BEGINS TO WINE A LITTLE BIT. SO......I PICK HER UP AND WE WATCH TV FOR AN HOUR TOGETHER. IT WAS NICE.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 12:30AM. I SLEPT OKAY.

  TUESDAY        11 - 26 - 19

 RADNOR VET IS EXPENSIVE SO WE CALLED ARDMORE VET. THEY TOLD US THE SOONEST APPOINTMENT WOULD BE FRIDAY. WE CALLED RADNOR VET AND THEY SAID BRING HER IN 2 HOURS.

  AT THE RADNOR VET 6 TECHNICIANS PICKED UP OUR PUPPY TO HUG AND KISS HER. THEY ALL KNEW NELLIE AND HOW WE WERE HURTING.  EVERY EMPLOYEE CONGRATULATED US AND SHOWED MAJOR LOVE TO THE NEW PUP. IT WAS NICE TO SEE. OUR DOCTOR HUGGED US. SHE TRULY KNEW THE PAIN WE WENT THROUGH. EVEN THE OWNER OF THE BUILDING AND HEAD DOCTOR WE KNEW CAME OVER TO HUG THE PUP AND SAY KIND WORDS. HE POSTED ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE ABOUT US MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION AND NOT TO FEEL GUILTY. ANOTHER ENTERTAINING PART WAS 2 CAGED KITTENS FOR SALE. OF COURSE , OUR PUP HAD TO INVESTIGATE. IT WAS FUNNY WATCHING THE KITTENS AND PUPPY INTERACT.

 THE TESTING........I BROUGHT POOP IN AND IT WAS ANALYZED. LIKE WE THOUGHT THE PUP HAS WORMS. IN FACT , 2 DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORMS. FIRST - ROUND WORMS WHICH CAN BE SEEN IN THE POOP.  IT IS PRETTY CREEPY SEEING TINY WHITE WORMS MOVING IN HER POOP. THEY IMMEDIATELY PUT HER ON THE MEDS FOR THAT. ADULT ROUND WORMS WILL BE KILLED OFF WITHIN 48 HOURS. A SECOND TREATMENT WILL BE NEEDED TO KILL OFF ANY EMBRYOS. SECOND - MICROSCOPIC WORMS WERE FOUND IN ABUNDANCE. THE TECH SAID IT WAS THE MOST SHE'S EVER SEEN. THEY TREATED THE PUP FOR THIS TOO. A DISTEMPER SHOT ALONG WITH SOME PILLS AND THE PUP IS ON HER WAY TO GOOD HEALTH. SHE ALSO GOT HER NAILS CLIPPED.

 WE STOPPED AT A PET VALUE FOR FISH OIL. THE PUP HAS DRY SKIN FROM SCRATCHING.  I CAN NOT IMAGINE THE FEELING OF WORMS UNDER YOUR SKIN.....UGH. WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE TOTAL COST WAS $200.

  ENJOYING THE PUPPY'S ANTICS ALL DAY. SHE IS A SWEET HEART AND WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO NAMING HER.

 ELDEST DOES A DOUBLE SHIFT. WORKED ALL DAY AT HER TEACHING JOB AND THAN BARTENDED AT NIGHT. SO PROUD OF HER.

 YOUNGEST WANTED TO COME HOME LATE NIGH TONIGHT SINCE SHE IS DONE HER CLASSES. I WOULD ALWAYS LIKE TO BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. TOMORROW I WILL GET HER.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. IT WAS GOOD. I FELL ASLEEP ON THE LAST 5 MINUTES AND RE-WATCHED IT WHEN I GOT UP THE NEXT MORNING.

 UP AT 4AM BECAUSE I COULD NOT SLEEP. I HEAR THE PUP WHINING AT 5AM. SO....WE PLAYED , WALKED HER OUTSIDE , AND WATCHED TV TOGETHER. I ALSO TAUGHT HER WHO IS BOSS IN BITING. THIS THING IS A LITTLE BITING DEMON. SO A COUPLE OF LOUD GROWLS AND FLASHING MY TEETH KINDA PUT HER IN HER PLACE.

  THE BANDS ARE COMING THROUGH WEDNESDAY , FRIDAY , SATURDAY , AND A SUNDAY MATINEE SHOW. CAN ALWAYS CLICK ON BAND SCHEDULE ON THE HOME PAGE ON THIS SITE.

  WEDNESDAY       11 - 27 - 19

  START MORNING SCRAMBLING BUT FIRST..........THE PUPPY.  WE HAVE ANNOUNCED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA THE NAME OF OUR NEW PUP. TO SAY SHE CAME AT A PERFECT TIME TO FILL OUR BROKEN HEARTS WOULD BE A HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT. THIS TINY BUNDLE OF JOY IS SIMPLE.......A..."MAZE"...ING.  WE WELCOME " MAZE " WITH WHOLE HEARTS TO OUR FAMILY.

   I AM UP AT 4AM AND BY 5AM I HEAR SQUEALING.  I WALK MAZE OUTSIDE AND WE PLAY. WE LAY DOWN AND WATCH TV TOGETHER AND IT WAS A NICE MOMENT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY AND PREPPING OF THE BAR. I WORKED FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES AND THAN I WAS HEADING TO MY KID'S COLLEGE. I MADE VERY GOOD TIME. IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE OUR YOUNGEST.

 WE HEAD TO MY AUNT'S HOUSE IN SOUTH PHILLY AND HAVE LUNCH WITH HER , ANOTHER AUNT , AND A COUSIN. IT WAS VERY NICE.

  HEAD HOME AND OUR YOUNGEST IMMEDIATELY PLAYS WITH MAZE. THE KID IS ENTERTAINED FOR SEVERAL HOURS. I CAN NOT TELL YOU THE JOY A LITTLE PUPPY BRINGS TO A HOUSEHOLD. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE IT.

  YES........WE DO LIKE THE CHARACTER " MAZE " ON THE TV SHOW LUCIFER. IT DID HAVE A SOME BEARING ON NAMING THE PUP SINCE THE DOG BITES LIKE A LITTLE DEMON. WHEELS ALSO LIKES MAISY OR MAZEY AS NICKNAMES.

 FAMILY ARRIVES AND ONE WITH STAY AT OUR HOME FOR SEVERAL NIGHTS.

  ELDEST ARRIVES HOME ANNNNNND......RIGHT TO THE PUP. THE KIDS ARE OVERJOYED AND OVER THE MOON WITH THIS LITTLE BUNDLE OF PURENESS.

 ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE BANDS AND PATRONS. I TRAINED A NEW DOORMAN AND HAD A GREAT TIME WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE. SHE BARTENDED TONIGHT AND I ALWAYS DIG THIS KID.

 IT WAS A STEADY CROWD ALL NIGHT AND CONTINUED TO GROW TO MIDNIGHT. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. PEOPLE WERE HAVING A GOOD TIME AND IT WAS FUN.

 ELDEST CALLS ME TO COME TO A PARTY SHE IS AT. THE FATHER IS AN OLD SCHOOL OLD TIMER OF THE NAIL. I WAS DAMN CLOSE IN GOING BUT STAYED AT THE NAIL TO HELP A LITTLE LONGER AND I DID NOT REALIZE HOW LATE IT WAS.

  I HEAD HOME AND THERE IS MY YOUNGEST AND MAZE SNUGGLING. WE WALK HER OUTSIDE AND PLAY WITH A SOCCER BALL. THE PUPPY CRACKS US UP TO NO END. WE USE A FLASH LIGHT TO SEE AT NIGHT. YES.....IT IS 1AM AND WE ARE PLAYING. THIS IS HOW MUCH JOY A DOG BRINGS TO FAMILY. AT 1AM YOU DON'T THINK TWICE ABOUT HAVING FUN WITH HER. WE LAUGHED THE WHOLE TIME.

 MY YOUNGEST IS JONESING FOR A CHEESEBURGER. I NEVER SAY " NO " TO HER. WE DRIVE TO THE MCDONALDS NEAR US AND THERE IS A LINE 6 CARS DEEP. THIS MCDONALDS HAS HORRIBLE SERVICE SO WE BYPASS IT. WE DRIVE TO WENDY'S AND IT IS CLOSED. WE DRIVE TO A MCDONALDS IN ARDMORE AND IT IS WIDE OPEN.....NOT ONE PERSON THERE. WE GET OUR FOOD AND IT IS COLD........TOO FUNNY. 

AT HOME WE MICROWAVE THE CRAPPY FOOD AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER. I SHOW MY YOUNGEST THE CHARACTER " MAZE " ON THE PROGRAM.

 WE WALK THE PUP AGAIN , PLAY A LITTLE , AND HEAD TO BED.

  THANKSGIVING THURSDAY     11 - 28 - 19

 A DAY TO BE THANKFUL OF WHAT WE HAVE. THIS IS BEING SHARED ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY AND WE SHOULD PAUSE AND TAKE A MOMENT TO DO THIS.

  THE PUP REALLY CAN SCREECH WHEN SHE WANTS OUT OF HER CRATE. WE CONTINUE TO ALL TRAIN HER AND SHE IS FILLING THE VOID A BIT AT A TIME.

  TOOK A FAMILY MEMBER TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR FRIDAY NIGHT. WE SPENT OVER 2 HOURS CLEANING , FIXING , STOCKING , AND OTHER THINGS. WE GOT A LOT DONE AND HE WAS VERY HELPFUL.

 BACK HOME I RELAX WITH THE PUPPY AS WHEELS AND HER MOM MAKE DINNER. I DID NOT WANT TO MOVE.

  DALLAS COWDICKS LOSE AND MAN DOES THIS MAKE ALOT OF EAGLES FANS HAPPY.

  FAMILY ARRIVES AND WE CHILL. WE WATCH FOOTBALL , LISTEN TO MUSIC , TELL STORIES , MAKE JOKES , AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DINNER. I REALLY ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT.  THE PUP SLEPT THE WHOLE TIME WHICH GAVE US TIME TO EAT AND HAVE CONVERSATION.

  WAIT AN HOUR AND THAN DESERTS OF PUMPKIN AND APPLE CRUSTED PIE WITH ICE CREAM. I AM OFFICIALLY OVER-FAT.

  A FRIEND STOPS BY AND WE HAVE NIGHTCAPS AFTER FAMILY LEFT.  MY KIDS SET UP A GAME WHICH JUST AMAZE ME. THEY CONNECTED OUR MAIN ROOM TV TO A COMPUTER.  THAN 5 OF US LOGGED-IN ON A WEBSITE VIA OUR CELL PHONES. WE PLAYED 3 DIFFERENT GAMES ALL AT THE SAME TIME AND INTERACTIVELY......AMAZING.

  THE FOUR OF US CONTINUE TO PLAY AFTER A FRIEND LEFT. IT WAS FUN FOR JUST OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY TO CHILL AND HANG WITH EACH OTHER. I HUGGED MY KIDS SEVERAL TIMES.

 OFF TO BED BY 11:30PM. I DID NOT SLEEP WELL.

  AWAKENED AT 2AM BY THE PUP SCREECHING. BOTH MY YOUNGEST AND I WALKED HER.

  AWAKENED AT 7AM BY THE PUP SCREECHING. WHEELS AND I GET HER OUT OF HER CRATE AND I WALKED HER.

   I PLAYED WITH MAZE FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO LET WHEELS GO BACK TO SLEEP. MAZE IS PLAYING IN MY BEDROOM WITH TOYS & MY SOCKS AND THAN CRASHED ON MY BED WHILE I DID COMPUTER WORK. I LAID WITH THE PUP AND AS SHE SLEPT I TOLD HER STORIES ABOUT A GREAT FRIEND SHE REALLY WOULD OF LIKED NAME NELLIE.

  FRIDAY      11 - 29 - 19 

  IT FELT LIKE A SATURDAY...........

  THE PUP SQUEAKS AT NIGHT AND MAN IT IS LIKE HAVING A NEW BORN BABY. UP AT 3:30AM TO WALK HER , THAN HAD HER SLEEP IN MY BED UNTIL 7AM , THAN WALK HER , AND THAN FEED HER.  SHE HAS ENERGY FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND THAN SLEEPS FOR ABOUT 2/3 HOURS. REPEAT THE PROCESS ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

  START MY MORNING CLEANING AND PLUNGING A TOILET......NICE.

 ALL OF US PLAY WITH THE PUP IN THE MORNING.

  I EMAIL OUR DECEMBER CALENDARS TO OUR PRINTING COMPANY.

 YOUNGEST HEADS TO A PENN STATE FOOTBALL GAME AND TAILGATE PARTY. IT WILL BE HER FIRST VENTURE.

  FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN...........AKA A BETTER CRAIGSLIST. MY ELDEST TELLS ME SHE BOUGHT A 40" SMART TV FOR $170. I SAID TO HER , " GIVE ME 15 MINUTES ".  I COMMUNICATE WITH 3 PEOPLE AND ONE PERSON AGREES ON A PRICE. A 55" PRACTICALLY NEW SMART TV FOR SALE AT $200. I OFFERED A $100. THE FINAL PRICE SETTLED WAS $150.  MY ELDEST AND I TOOK A RIDE TO SOUTH HAMPTON ( ABOUT 30 MINUTES ) AND HAD LUNCH AT A SONIC. I DID NOT KNOW SONIC EMPLOYEES BRING THE FOOD OUT TO YOU LIKE THE OLD DAYS. I WAS EXPECTING OUR SERVER TO BE ON ROLLER SKATES. THE FOOD WAS MUCH BETTER THAN MCDONALDS THOUGH I ONLY HAD ONE CHEESEBURGER.

 BACK HOME WE INSTALL THE TV. IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AND WE TEST IT FOR NETFLIX AND SUCH. IT CAME WITH A TON OF FEATURES INCLUDING MAGIC REMOTE , HDMI INPUTS , 3D GLASSES , AND MORE. I ACTUALLY OFFERED MY KID $160 FOR IT TO BRING TO THE NAIL. SHE DID NOT ACCEPT.

 SHOWER AND RACE TO THE NAIL. I AM LATE AND THE BANDS , DOORMAN , AND BARTENDER ALL BEAT ME. I AM FANATICAL ABOUT LOADING-IN BANDS SO I STAY UNTIL WHEELS PICKS ME UP. I LEAVE MY VEHICLE THERE.

  WHEELS IS BLOW DRYING HER HAIR WHILE I AM IN THE SHOWER. I APPLY SHAVING CREAM TO MY FACE AND FORGOT TO GET MY RAZOR IN THE MEDICINE CABINET. I POKE MY HEAD OUT  OF THE SHOWER CURTAIN AND SAY TO WHEELS , " HEY........WANNA STEP IN HERE FOR 30 SECONDS ? " SHE REPLIES , " WOW.....THAT IS TEMPTING.. " SHE HANDS ME THE RAZOR AND LOOKS AWAY IN DISGUST.

 OFF TO DINNER WITH 5 FAMILY COUPLES. WE HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING , TELLING STORIES , AND JOKING. THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD AT GIAMPINO'S CUCINA ITALIA. THE MANAGER OF THE RESTAURANT KNEW US AND HE EVEN BROUGHT OUT HIS 3 MONTH OLD BABY TO SAY HELLO. I RECOMMEND THIS B.Y.O.B RESTAURANT WITH ONE PIECE OF ADVICE....." PREPARE TO WAIT ONE HOUR FOR THE MAIN ENTREE ". IF YOU HAVE THIS MINDSET YOU WILL ENJOY THE NIGHT MUCH BETTER. I HAD A GREAT TIME CHILLING WITH MY FAMILY.

  WE ARE THE LAST ONES TO LEAVE THE RESTAURANT. THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS WITH US.  I CHECK MY CELL PHONE WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS AND THE BARTENDER AND DOORMAN HAVE IT WELL HANDLED.  THIS MEANS I SHOULD PARTY MORE....AND WE DID.

 BACK HOME I WAS TIRED. I WALK THE PUP AND WE CHILL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO. OUR ELDEST HEADS OUT TO A BAR AROUND MIDNIGHT WHICH I DID NOT LIKE BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I WAS AWAKENED AT 3:30AM. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS KINDA NICE HAVING A DOG SLEEP NEXT TO ME AGAIN. I KNOW I COMPLAINED ALOT BUT FEELING THIS LITTLE THING'S WARMTH MADE ME THINK OF NELLIE. I STILL MISS HER PRETTY BAD AND I EVEN TALKED TO MY COUSINS ABOUT IT AT DINNER TONIGHT. THEY HAD BAD EXPERIENCES TOO AND CRIED LIKE LITTLE KIDS WHEN THEIR DOG WAS PUT DOWN........JUST LIKE ME.

  SATURDAY    11 - 30 - 19

  THANKSGIVING DINNER PART II

 THE PUP IS DEFINITELY LIKE A NEW BORN. CONSTANT ATTENTION AND EVERY 4 HOURS NEEDS TO BE FED AND EVERY 2 HOURS NEEDS TO BE WALKED.

 BASICALLY CHILL TODAY AND TRY TO RELAX AND SPEND TIME WITH MAZE.

  YOUNGEST ARRIVES AT PENN STATE AND SEEMS TO HAVE A REALLY GOOD TIME TAILGATING AND HAVING FUN WITH HER FRIENDS.

  SHOWER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I SPEND A SOLID HOUR PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

  HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR ANOTHER THANKSGIVING DINNER. THEY DID ALOT OF WORK ON THEIR HOME AND IT IS NOW A PERFECT PLACE TO HOUSE A LARGE GET TOGETHER. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT , WE JOKED ALL NIGHT , WATCHED THE FLYERS & PENN STATE , LISTENED TO JOHNNY CASH , AND TOLD STORIES. IT WAS SUCH A GOOD TIME AND EVERYONE WAS FUN.

  A FAMILY MEMBER TEXTED THAT HIS YOUNG KID HAD CAUGHT AN INFECTION EARLIER IN THE WEEK. IT IS CALLED MOUTH AND FOOT. IT IS A MILD INFECTION AND VERY COMMON IN LITTLE KIDS. ONCE THE FEVER IS BROKEN THAN ALL IS OKAY. HIS KID BROKE THE FEVER 3 DAYS AGO AND HER MILD RASH WAS BARELY NOTICEABLE. LET ME TELL YOU THE JOKES THAT WERE FLYING WERE OFF THE CHARTS FUNNY. WE JOKED ABOUT IT ALL NIGHT AND THE KID WAS FINE. JUST NO KISSING WAS THE RULE OF THUMB.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I AM NOT HERE TO JUDGE MUSIC BUT MAN DID WE HAVE A DIFFERENT STYLE OF SOUND. ONE ADORABLE GIRL IN SPANDEX BASICALLY HUMMED AND USED A SYNTHESIZER FOR VOCAL EFFECTS. ONE ACT USED A MONSTER 7 FOOT HIGH BOARD OF GLOWING ELECTRONICS TO MAKE AN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRO POP SOUND. HIS ONLY VOCALS WERE ONE WORDS LIKE " FUCK !! " , " RESPECT !! " AND MORE . ANOTHER ACT JUST SEEMED TO HAVE ANGRY LYRICS IN EVERY SONG. I THOUGHT I SEEN IT ALL BUT TONIGHT FIXED THAT.

 WATCHED COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE 76ERS WIN A BIG EXCITING GAME.

  I ROLL HOME TO CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE ENJOY THE PUP , WATCH TV , AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP.

 OFF TO BED AND I HEARD THE PUP SCREECHING CRYING AT 1AM , 2AM , AND 3AM. MY NEW MODE IS NOT TO GO GET HER RIGHT AWAY AND JUST WAIT. EACH TIME AFTER 2-3 MINUTES SHE QUIETED DOWN. LITTLE DID I KNOW THE  NEXT MORNING WHEELS GOT HER AT 3AM.

 OH ONE MORE STORY. WHEN WE PICKED UP THE SMART TV VIA FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE , THE WHOLE TIME I WAS TALKING TO THE LADY WITH MY ZIPPER DOWN. I TOLD THIS TO MY KID ON THE DRIVE HOME AND SHE ROARED LAUGHED.

 SUNDAY     12 - 1 - 19

  NORMALLY I REALLY ENJOY SUNDAYS BECAUSE MY FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS ARE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE'S MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS. OK....GOT ALL THAT. SO WHY DID I NOT ENJOY TODAY?.........THE EAGLES.

  DO MY NORMAL ROUTINE AND NOW ADDING PUPPY CHORES INTO IT.

  BY 12:30PM I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL FOR A MATINEE SHOW WITH SMARTY PANTS. I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME REMINISCING OLD WHEELSTOCK STORIES AND MORE.  A FUN LITTLE CROWD AND THE BEST WAS WHEN A GUY HELD UP HIS PHONE HIGH AND WAVING IT AROUND AND YELLS REPEATEDLY , " IT'S MY WIFE !!! IT'S MY WIFE !!! ". WITHIN 2 SECONDS , I TURNED OFF THE MAIN ROOM RADIO. AFTER HIS " CONVERSATION " , THEY ALL LAUGHED AND HIGH FIVED ME FOR THE QUICK THINKING. I GUESS HE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE GETTING MILK AND EGGS. THEY TOLD MANY STORIES AND THEY WERE ALL FUN.

 LISTENING TO MERRILL REESE AND MIKE QUICK. THE PAINFUL EAGLES GAME LINGERED ON AND IT JUST DID NOT FEEL RIGHT. THE DOLPHINS SCORE 23 UNANSWERED POINTS FROM AN EAGLES 28 - 14 LEAD AND WE LOSE. ANOTHER GUT PUNCHING HEART BREAKING LOSS FOR EAGLES FANS. THE DOLPHINS WHO ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE MADE US LOOK LIKE ASSHOLES. I JUST KNEW THIS GAME WAS GOING TO BE MUCH HARDER THAN IT SEEMED. VEGAS MADE US A 10 POINT FAVORITE WHICH IS A TOTAL JINX. THIS WAS SO SICKENING. THE ONLY FANS IN FOOTBALL TO HAVE OUR HEARTS RIPPED OUT TIME AND TIME AGAIN. I HAVE COME TO THE REALIZATION WE DO HAVE A SHITTY COACH AND TEAM.

 BY 7PM THE SHOW WAS DONE AND EVERYONE LEFT. I ROLL HOME.  I LET THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN.

 ELDEST GETS A FEVER AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES. WHEELS TAKES HER TO THE QUICK CLINIC AND FOR MEDS AT RITE-AID. THE POOR KID HAS BEEN FIGHTING MIGRAINES FOR 3 DAYS NOW.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH A SHAMELESS AND RAY DONOVAN. BOTH WERE GOOD.

  ALL OF US SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT AN HOUR EACH.

 OFF TO BED AND OUR NEW RULE IS " DO NOT GET THE PUP UP WHEN SHE CRIES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. " I HEARD HER CRY 3 TIMES BUT SHE IMMEDIATELY CALMED DOWN. SHE SLEPT ALL THE WAY TO 6:30AM. I WALK HER AND SHE GOT TO CHASE HER FIRST RABBIT AND PLAY WITH HER FIRST SNOWBALL.

  MONDAY       12 - 2 - 19

  WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER NEEDS HELP......I ALWAYS SAY YES.

  ENJOYING THE PUP AND TRYING TO BOND AND HAVE A CONNECTION. I STILL THINK OF NELLIE AND IT STILL HURTS. THIS PUP MAZE IS ENTERTAINING THOUGH.  MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIENDS CAME HOME FROM A PENN STATE GAME AND TAILGATE. ALL 4 GIRLS GOT OUT OF THE CAR IN OUR DRIVEWAY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY YELLED OUT , " OHHHHHHHHH ". YES, I HAD THE PUPPY WAITING FOR THEM.

  MY YOUNGEST DOES SHOTS OF JAGER AT A PENN STATE FOOTBALL GAME. SHE TOLD ME THIS AS I DROVE HER BACK TO COLLEGE. MY HEART SANK A LITTLE BIT AND I WAS QUITE SURPRISED. I AM REALLY NOT LIKING THIS " GROWING UP " STUFF. SHE GIGGLED AND SAID , " AT LEAST I TOLD YA. " OF COURSE ,I OVER SIGHED AND ROLLED MY EYES SEVERAL TIMES DURING OUR TALK. SHE RESPONDS , " YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE A BIG THING OF THIS AREN'T YOU ? " INSIDE.....I LAUGHED.

 TEAMS WITH 2 WINS WERE 0 - 42 WHEN DOWN 14 POINTS IN THE 3RD QUARTER. THE EAGLES SNAPPED THAT RECORD ON SUNDAY. WHAT A CRUSHING LOSS.

 ELDEST GETS CALLED INTO WORK AFTER A VISIT TO THE QUICK CLINIC LAST NIGHT. SHE HAS A SLIGHT FEVER AND INNER EAR INFECTION. HER DIRECTOR DID NOT THINK IT WAS SERIOUS ENOUGH. THE POOR KID DROVE TO WORK AND PUT IN 3+ HOURS IN. I SUGGESTED OUR ELDEST SHOULD OF MADE HER CASE A LITTLE STRONGER IF SHE REALLY WANTED OFF BY SAYING , " I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL ALL NIGHT AFTER THEY MEDIVAC'ED ME FROM THE AMBULANCE. I HAVE A FEVER OF 102 DEGREES BUT IT CAME DOWN AFTER MY BLOOD TRANSFUSION. OH , DURING THE BLOOD TRANSFUSION THEY FOUND A FRACTURED BONE IN MY ARM. ANYWAY , DO YOU STILL WANT ME TO COME IN ? "

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF LUCIFER WITH THE PUP TODAY. IT WAS NICE TO SNUGGLE.

 BOUGHT SUSHI FOR MY YOUNGEST AND SHE WENT TO THE BANK WITH ME TOO. THAN....I DROVE HER TO COLLEGE. I REALLY LIKE THESE TIMES WITH HER.

 BACK HOME FOR A LITTLE AND THAN TO THE NAIL WITH MY VAN AND TOOLS. I HAD ONE PROJECT I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO FOR A LONG TIME.

  SOME THINGS DONE :

 - WATCHED SEATTLE JUST STORM BACK AND CRUSH THE VIKINGS. IT MUST BE NICE TO CHEER FOR YOUR TEAM.

 - 76ERS LOSE A 30 POINT LEAD BUT STILL WIN BY 9.

 - REMOVED THE MEN'S BATHROOM DOOR. IT IS VERY HEAVY AND ONLY 26 INCHES WIDE. THE THING IS SOLID. THIS DOOR HAS BEEN STICKING OPEN FOR MANY MONTHS AND IT TOTALLY BOTHERS ME WHEN MEN GO INTO PEE YOU CAN SEE THEIR ASS FROM OUTSIDE BECAUSE THE DOOR WON'T SHUT. WELL , I SET UP TARPS AND A CIRCULAR SAW AND SHAVED OFF 3/4'S OF AN INCH. IT NOW WORKS PERFECT.

 - TALKING TO A PATRON ABOUT OUR DOGS. HE HAD A WONDERFUL STORY ABOUT HIKING ALONG THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. HE WAS MEETING UP WITH A SHELTER. THE DOG STOPS IN ITS TRACKS AT A FORK IN THE ROAD.  HE CONTINUED BUT THE DOG STAYED.  HE CALLED THE LOYAL DOG BUT IT WOULD NOT BUDGE. HE WALKS BACK TO THE FORK IN THE ROAD AND HE DECIDES MAYBE THE DOG IS TELLING HIM SOMETHING SO HE TAKES THE OTHER ROAD. THE DOG FOLLOWS HIM AND THEY FIND THE SHELTER CAMP SITE WITHIN 15 MINUTES.

 - DECEMBER CALENDARS ARE IN ON TIME.  I REPLACED ALL OF NOVEMBER ONES WITH THEM. A PATRON WALKED IN AND GAVE ME A BAG HANGING ON OUR DOORKNOB WHICH I NEVER SAW. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME A U.P.S. DRIVER PLACED OUR BOX IN A BLACK PLASTIC BAG AND HUNG FROM THE DOOR KNOB SO IT WOULDN'T GET WET. NOW THAT IS A GOOD DRIVER/DELIVERY PERSON.

 - HAD TO FIX A CLOGGED UP KITCHEN SINK DRAIN. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN.

 GET ALOT OF BAND EMAILS DONE AND THAN I HEAD HOME.

 WALK THE PUP AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE GOOD DOCTOR. MAN THIS GUY CAN ACT....GOOD EPISODE.

  THE PUP SLEEPS THROUGH THE NIGHT AGAIN. FROM 11PM TO 6:30AM. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

   TUESDAY       12 - 3 - 19

 FRIDGE DOWN AGAIN.  AFTER 3 CALLS OUR TECH RETURNS MINE AND WE SCHEDULE FOR TODAY AT 11:45AM.

  MY NORMAL ROUTINE IN THE MORNING PLUS THE PUPPY.

  LOAD MY VAN WITH BUNGEE CORDS AND WOOD PLANKS.  THAN , OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE TECH. I REMOVE THE TV ON TOP OF THE FRIDGE AND WRAP A BUNGEE CORD AROUND THE WHOLE UNIT TO KEEP THE DOOR CLOSED.  I LAY DOWN WOOD PLANKS TO MATCH THE HEIGHT OF THE FRIDGE AND ALSO REMOVE STABILIZING SCREWS AT THE FEET. I WIGGLE THE WHOLE FRIDGE FORWARD WITH ALL THE BEER IN IT. THERE IS NOW ENOUGH ROOM TO GET BEHIND IT TO ACCESS WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO LIKE ADDING MORE REFRIGERANT OR REPLACING A FILTER. 

  I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN AND VACUUM THE NAIL.  I REPLACE SOME BULBS ON A KITCHEN SHOP LIGHT TOO.

 AT 12:45PM THE TECH SHOWS UP. HE WORKS AN HOUR AND WE ROLL OUT. WE WILL CHECK IT WHEN I RETURN.

 I STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO PICK UP A BABY GATE AKA A PUPPY GATE.

  I STOP AND GET GAS FOR OUR CAR.

  ROLL HOME AND DO SOME COMPUTER STUFF AND WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF LUCIFER. I ALSO TRY TO NAP WITH THE PUP BUT NEVER DO.

  BACK TO THE NAIL AND AS I EXPECTED THE FRIDGE DID NOT CHANGE AT ALL WHEN CHECKING THE TEMPERATURE. I CALL THE TECH AND LEAVE A MESSAGE. GEE.....NO ANSWER.

  WE FINALLY GET A BILL FROM THE HOSPITAL WHERE I GOT STITCHES IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. DID YOU KNOW WITH JEFFERSON HOSPITAL IN CHERRY HILL YOU GET 2 BILLS ? ONE FROM THE HOSPITAL AND ONE FROM THE DOCTOR.  BOTH BILLS WERE ABOUT $3,500 EACH TOTALING 7 GRAND. I WAS THERE 4 HOURS AND IT COST 7 FUCKING THOUSAND DOLLARS. WE THINK OUR INSURANCE WILL COVER HALF. I ALSO PLACED A GRIEVANCE BECAUSE THE DOCTOR CHARGED ME FOR BLOOD AND LABORATORY WORK. I SHOULD OF NEVER GOT BLOOD TAKEN BUT THE DOCTOR PRICKED HERSELF WHILE GIVING ME STITCHES. WHY SHOULD I FUCKING PAY FOR THAT ?

  WATCH THE FLYERS BLOW OUT THE MAPLE LEAFS. IT WAS ACTUALLY A VERY CLOSE GAME AT 1 - 1 BUT THE LAST 8 MINUTES THE FLYERS SCORED 5 TIMES FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE AN EASY 6 - 1 VICTORY. IT WAS ACTUALLY MUCH CLOSER THAN THAT.

  I HAVE A NICE LITTLE CROWD AND A NEW YOUNG COUPLE. THE GIRL WAS ADORABLE IN BLACK SPANDEX AND FROM NORTH CAROLINA. WE EXCHANGED SOME STORIES AND THEY WERE VERY COOL.

  I GET SOME EMAILING DOWN , PREPPING FOR THE RADIO SHOW , AND INSTRUCTION FOR BANDS THIS WEEKEND. SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE ANY WEEKEND SHOW I SEND LOAD-IN INSTRUCTIONS AND PA SYSTEM INFORMATION TO ALL THE BANDS. I DO THIS EVERY WEEK ALONG WITH " THANK YOU " EMAILS FROM THE BANDS WHO JUST PLAYED HERE.

 ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT. I MAKE ONE VODKA / CRANBERRY LIGHT DRINK TO WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF LUFICER WHICH WAS NOT THE BEST.

I SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP , WALK HER , AND THAN PUT MAZE IN HER CRATE.

  I SHOULD OF WENT TO BED BECAUSE I HAVE A VERY LONG 2 DAYS AHEAD OF ME. I FALL ASLEEP QUICKLY AT 2AM.

  BY 6:15AM I HEAR THE PUP SQUEAKING. TIME TO START MY VERY LONG 2 DAYS.

  WEDNESDAY      12 - 4 - 19

 TODAY .....A MAN'S MAN DAY OF WORK. SO , WHY DID I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP ?

  UP EARLY AS ALWAYS AFTER A LONG TUESDAY NIGHT. I MAKE A LUNCH FOR MY KID , FEED & WALK THE PUP , LOAD MY CAR , AND DRIVE TO NEW JERSEY.

  OUR FAMILY HAS A MOTTO......IF ONE FAMILY MEMBER IS DOWN THAN ALL OF US COME TO HELP. SO , I ALWAYS COME TO HELP. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS ONE FAMILY MEMBER HELPING ME BUILD OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE , REMODEL OUR CONDO FROM TOP TO BOTTOM , AND A 100 OTHER THINGS.

 ARRIVE IN CHERRY HILL AND THE WORK BEGINS. A LARGE TEAR OUT JOB SO WE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING. WE TEAR UP 3 SETS OF FLOORING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM LAYER. WE REMOVE ALL KITCHEN BASE CABINETS , APPLIANCES , AND BASEBOARDS.  THIS IS A HUGE UNDERTAKING AND I RAN OUT OF STEAM AROUND 2PM.

 WE BEGIN TO WRAP UP AND I SAY , " I GOT A 2ND WIND....LET'S KEEP GOING ". SO WE SPEND 2 MORE HOURS BANGING STAPLES DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND REMOVING ANY NAILS. THIS WAS PAINSTAKING BEING ON OUR HANDS AND KNEES. AT TIMES , I WAS LAYING ON A TARP SIDEWAYS TO HELP RELIEVE MY KNEES.

BY 4PM WE HAD ALL THE FLOORS IN THE KITCHEN , HALLWAY , AND BATHROOM SMOOTH AND READY FOR HARDYBACKING AND TILING. OH , WE ALSO LOADED IN 20 BOXES OF FLOOR TILE AND FILLED THE DUMPSTER WITH ALL THE TRASH. THE CUSTOMER WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZED WE GOT SO MUCH DONE.

  I DROVE BACK TO MY FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE AND DECIDED TO SLEEP OVER. I WAS TOO TIRED TO TREK HOME.

 TOOK A NICE LONG SHOWER IN THIS OVER THE TOP MAGNIFICENT HOME. YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE THE DECORATIONS , APPLIANCES , KITCHEN , BATHROOMS , TILING, AND ART HERE. BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS WOULD SHIT THEIR PANTS. I SETTLED IN WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND WE HAD A NICE DINNER OF STUFFED SHELLS , MEATBALLS , AND A SALAD.

 WE WATCHED 2 HOURS OF THE MOVIE " THE IRISHMAN ". IT WAS GOOD....SO FAR.

 I GO TO BED EXHAUSTED AND MY HANDS HURT. JUST AS I GET READY TO T=CLIMB INTO BED I SEE A PICTURE OF MY YOUNGEST AND ELDEST. IT WAS A CHRISTMAS PICTURE......WITH MY OLD FRIEND NELLIE IN IT. I CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP THINKING OF HER.

  THURSDAY      12 - 4 - 19

  WELP , THIS IS A DIFFERENT MORNING FOR ME. NO PUPPY OR LUNCHES BEING MADE BUT HARD WORK. MY BODY IS DEFINITELY NOT USE TO THIS.

 UP AT 6:20AM I AM STILL THINKING OF NELLIE. LATER IN THE DAY WHEN OUR CUSTOMER WAS WALKING HER 2 GERMAN SHEPPARD'S I TOLD HER THE STORY OF OUR OLD BEST FRIEND AND THE NEW PUPPY.

  OUT THE DOOR BY 7:40AM. WE STOP AT WAWA FOR SOME APPLE JUICE AND A BREAKFAST SANDWICH. I JOKE WITH THE 2 FEMALE WORKERS WEARING REINDEER ANTLERS.

 DAY 2 AT THE JOB AND WE DRYWALL A BACK SPLASH , HOOK UP OUTLETS & UNDER CABINET LIGHTS , AND BEGIN TILING A LARGE FLOOR. MIXING CEMENT OUTSIDE IN THE COLD WAS NO FUN OR CUTTING TILE WITH A GRINDER EITHER.  WE WORKED UNTIL 4:30PM AND GOT ABOUT 70% OF THE TILING DONE. WE CLEANUP AND LOAD THE TRAILER OF TRASH.

 STOP AT AVALON TILE TO DROP OFF EXTRA UNUSED MATERIAL.

 AT HOME I SHOWER. I NEED TO CLEAN MY ONLY BLUE JEANS OF WHITE  POWDER CEMENT , CEMENT GLUE , AND SPACKLE. THEY WERE EVERY WHERE. I WENT INTO THE BATHROOM , TURNED MY CELL PHONE FOR SPOTIFY MUSIC , AND WASHED MY PANTS FOR 15 MINUTES. LATER MY FAMILY MEMBER WOULD HEAT THEM IN THE DRYER.

 I TAKE A LONG SHOWER ( 12 MINUTES ) , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND FEEL THE WARM WATER ON MY ACHING BODY. IT WAS NICE.

 TALK TO WHEELS AND MY ELDEST. BOTH SEEM TO BE DOING VERY GOOD. I MADE MY ELDEST LAUGH SEVERAL TIMES WHICH ALWAYS FEEL GOOD.

  WHEELS CALLED ME THAT OUR HOUSE WAS COLD. OUR THERMOSTAT WENT TO " VACATION " MODE BUT SHE FIXED IT WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM ME.

 I HAVE A NICE LIBATION AND CHILL WITH THE TV ON AND TALK.

 WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER TO A PLACE CALLED OTT'S. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I TAKE SOME IBUPROFEN AND THAN A MUSCLE RELAXER LATER ON. BOTH SEEM TO HELP.

  OFF TO BED LATE NIGHT AND TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY.

 FRIDAY       12 - 6 - 19

  UP AT 6:30AM AND OUT THE DOOR BY 7:15AM.

  AT THE JOB SITE ALITTLE AFTER 10AM. I WAS ON MY HANDS AND KNEES GROUTING AND SPONGING. THIS IS NOT FUN WHEN YOU ARE DOING 4 DIFFERENT AREAS. WE ALSO MOVED ALL THE KITCHEN BASE CABINETS BACK INTO PLACE ALONG WITH ALL APPLIANCES. I HAD TO UNLOAD AND RE-LOAD THE REFRIGERATOR. I DID GET SOME HELP FROM THE CUSTOMER WHEN I WAS MORE THAN HALF WAY DONE.

  ROLL TO THE NAIL AND MY MAIN OBJECTIVE WAS TO SLIDE THE TAKE-OUT REFRIGERATOR BACK INTO PLACE. THIS IS NORMALLY A 2 MINUTE JOB BUT OUR FRIDGE IS ON A HALF STEP SO IT MAKES IT 10X HARDER DOING IT BY YOURSELF. AFTER 1 HOUR AND CURSING THE GODS I CALL WHEELS. SHE CAME DOWN AND IN 5 MINUTES WE SLID THE FRIDGE BACK INTO ITS SPOT. WE USED THE OLD EGYPTIAN WAY OF FULCRUM POWER AKA THE SEESAW WAY. I USED LARGE PLANKS OF WOOD TO COUNTER BALANCE THE FRIDGE'S WEIGHT.  THERE IS SO MANY JOKES THERE.

 FINISH PREPPING THE NAIL AND ROLL OUT.

 AT HOME WE PACK FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND ROLL OUT AGAIN.

  WHEELS DRIVES AND I HALF FALL ASLEEP BUT I TRY TO KEEP CONVERSATION TOO.

  WE ARRIVE AND THE PUP GETS TO SEE A NEW HOUSE. SHE WAS EXCELLENT ON THE RIDE UP....NOT A PEEP.

  WE SETTLE IN AND I BEGIN DRINKING. MY BODY WAS HURTING AND I KNOW ALCOHOL SOLVES ALL PROBLEMS.

  I TAKE A LONG JACUZZI AND WHEELS BRINGS THE PUP IN WITH ME ON THE LAST 10 MINUTES OR SO. JUST IN THE ROOM NOT IN THE TUB.

  FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARRIVE AND WE DO OUR FAVORITE PIZZA PLACED CALLED JIREH'S.  CHEESE STEAKS AND OTHER STUFF WAS ORDERED BUT THE CHICKEN ALFREDO BROCCOLI WHITE PIZZA WAS EXCELLENT.

  FRIENDS BRING 2 DOGS...ONE IS 2 YEARS OLD AND THE OTHER 11 MONTHS. OH......MY......GOD.......THE CIRCUS BEGINS WITH 3 DOGS CHASING AND PLAY FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER FOR 1 HOUR.

 EVERYONE SITS AROUND THE TABLE BUT I AM ACHING SO I SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP ON THE COUCH. BY 10PM I WAS JUST TOO TIRED AND HEADED TO BED.

   SATURDAY     12 - 7 - 19

  TOO MUCH FOOD AND BOOZE. IT NEVER FAILS WHEN YOU HAVE GET TOGETHERS THERE IS ALWAYS TOO MUCH FOOD. 

  THE PUP DID GOOD AGAIN BY SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT. IT IS A CIRCUS WITH 3 DOGS BUT IT IS VERY ENTERTAINING.

  WHEELS GOES SHOPPING WITH FAMILY AT THE OUTLETS HERE.  20 YEARS AGO THERE WERE 15 STORES. NOW.....OVER 200.

  PRETTY MUCH THE WHOLE DAY WE TALKED , JOKED , LAUGHED , DRANK , AND ATE.

  76ERS JUST SMOKE THE CAVALIERS. I THINK THEY WERE UP BY 40 AT HALFTIME.

  FLYERS WITH A SOLID WIN TOO. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE.

 SOME FUN COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES.

 GOT TO THANK MY ELDEST FOR PREPPING THE NAIL TODAY SO I COULD DRINK AND EAT TOO MUCH FOOD.

  I TRIED JIM BEAM PEACH. IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED AND GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER DAY.

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

 ANYONE GOING TO THE EAGLES / GIANTS GAME ON MONDAY NIGHT ?

  SUNDAY      12 - 8 - 19

 LARGEST LISTENING AUDIENCE IN OUR 13TH SEASON. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AND LISTENED TO LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW TONIGHT.

 ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE WITH 3 DOGS ALL UNDER THE AGE OF 2 YEARS OLD. OH MY GOD WHAT A CIRCUS.  IT WAS QUITE ENTERTAINING CHASING AND NAVIGATING THESE PUPS ALL WEEKEND.

 UP EARLY I BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST STUFF. I HAVE NOT BEEN TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE IN QUITE A WHILE AND I MISSED IT BIG TIME.  AFTER A NICE BREAKFAST OF COCONUT ROLLS.....SO AWESOME .

I BEGAN MY PUNCH LIST.

 THE LIST :

 CLEANED WINDOW SILLS , CLEANED TV GLASS , CLEANED OUT WOOD STOVE , CLEANED WHOLE AREA OF WOODSTOVE'S FLOOR TILE , LOADED WOOD NEXT TO STOVE , REMOVED STAIN ON TOP OF WOODSTOVE , REMOVED STAIN ON CARPET , CLEANED GLASS DOOR ON WOOD STOVE ( USE EASY OFF ...IT WORKS GREAT !! ) , FIXED A TOWEL BAR , REMOVED A STINKY BROKEN TOILET SEAT , DUSTED HIGH WINDOWS & OTHER AREAS , SHOVELED AREAS ON BOTH DECKS , AND OTHER OTHER THINGS.

  LOAD UP AND HEAD HOME. AGAIN , THE PUPPY IS EXCELLENT IN HER CRATE DURING THE WHOLE RIDE. WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME.

  AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND CHILL. I SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP AND WATCH FOOTBALL FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL. I STOP AND GET GAS FIRST. I MUST ADMIT I LET THE TANK RUN PRETTY LOW. AFTER DRIVING 20 MINUTES THE WARNING LIGHT OF " LOW FUEL " CHANGED TO " YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE ".

  I BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE RADIO SHOW. WE HAD 5 BANDS SHOW UP AND IT WAS AN INTERESTING NIGHT. I LEARNED SEVERAL NEW THINGS LIKE " NOISE " MUSIC. I HAD A GREAT TIME AND LOTS OF LAUGHS. I MUST THANK THE BANDS AT THE INTERVIEW ( ONE MEMBER IS A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND HE GAVE ME HIS CARD. HMMMMM , I GUESS HE IS TELLING ME SOMETHING ) , HAXON , WITHOUT A MAP , OUARQUE ( PRONOUNCED " WARK " ) , AND TACHYONN.  THE LARGEST LISTENING AUDIENCE WE EVER DONE. THANK YOU !!! SOME FUNNY CHAT MESSAGES TOO !!

  I HANG OUT WITH B.B. FOR ONE BEER AND IT IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING TO HEAR HIS STORIES. I GIVE HIM A RIDE HOME AND I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH WHEELS AND THE PUPPY. WE WATCH A GOOD EPISODE OF SHAMELESS.

  HEAD TO BED TIRED.  UP AT 1AM TO THE SMELL OF BACON AND A PUPPY SQUEAKING.  I GET UP AND MY KID IS COOKING.....UGH.

 UP AGAIN AT 3AM TO A PUP SQUEAKING. THIS TIME I WALK HER. WHEELS GETS UP TOO. I LET THE PUP SLEEP IN MY BED UNTIL 7AM.

 STILL THINKING OF OH NELLIE. WHEN I GET HOME MANY TIMES WHEELS WOULD LET NELLIE OUT JUST AS I WAS PULLING UP THE DRIVEWAY. IT WAS A VERY WELCOMED SIGHT TO HAVE MY DOG WAITING FOR ME , WAGGING HER TAIL , STANDING ON THE EDGE OF THE PATIO WAITING TO BE GREETED.....I MISSED THOSE TIMES DEEPLY.  I GOT MYSELF UPSET THINKING OF THIS WHEN I GOT OUT OF MY CAR AND UNLOADED ALL THE RADIO ELECTRONICS.

 I WALK INSIDE AND TELL THIS TO MY ELDEST. SHE SAYS , " OH MY GOD DAD......CAN YOU JUST LOOK AT THIS PUPPY INSTEAD ? "

  MONDAY     12 - 9 - 19

 BEST GAME EVER ..........

 STARTED MORNING WALKING THE PUPPY , FEEDING THE PUPPY , AND PLAYING WITH THE PUPPY.

 FRIENDS STAY AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND NOTICE WATER ON THE FLOOR IN A BATHROOM. THIS HAPPENED TO WHEELS WITH THE WASHER MACHINE BUT WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT IT IS IN FRONT OF THE SHOWER AND TOILET. THIS CAN NOT BE A COINCIDENCE WITH 2 LEAKS WITHIN 2 DAYS.

  I EDIT RADIO SHOW FROM SUNDAY. OH THE PAINFUL PAST IS LONG GONE. IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES I HAD THE SHOW EDITED , UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE , AND DOWNLOADABLE TO GOOGLE DRIVE FOR THE BANDS. THE PURE JOY OF THIS QUICKNESS IS UNENDING. EXAMPLE - YEARS AGO WE USED CASSETTE TAPES , BURNING THE SHOW TO CD'S AND THAN MAILING EACH COPY TO OUR AFFILIATES. I F'N HATED STANDING IN LINE AT THE POST OFFICE. THIS PROCESS WOULD TAKE 3 FUCKING DAYS.

  I DO SOME MINOR THINGS FOR THE NAIL. I AM NOT TOO CONCERNED BECAUSE WE WILL BE CLOSED TONIGHT.

  FRIENDS ARRIVE WITH THEIR 2 DOGS AGAIN AND THEIR SON. WE HANG OUT WHILE THE DOGS GO APE SHIT.

  OUR PUP KNOWS THE COMMAND " SIT " . WE ARE TEACHING " STAY " AND " COME HERE ". I THINK IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO TEACH DOGS AT A YOUNG AGE SOME SIMPLE COMMANDS.

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO TAKE 2 VEHICLES TO THE EAGLES / GIANTS GAME. IT WAS THE WORSE TRAFFIC I EVER SEEN........1 1/2 HOURS TO GET THERE. THE GOOD THING WE GET TO TAILGATE THE WHOLE GAME BY BEING IN A SUITE.  AGAIN , WE ALL WERE TREATED FOR FREE.......JUST AWESOME.

 GIANTS TAKE THE LEAD AND IT LOOKS DISMAL. A SHITLOAD OF GIANTS FANS ARE RUBBING IT IN OUR FACES. THE EAGLES ARE A DISGRACE IN THE FIRST HALF. 5 EAGLES RECEIVERS AND 3 ARE ON THE PRACTICE SQUAD AND ONE IS A 4TH QUARTERBACK. OUR RUNNING BACK BOSTON SCOTT WAS BASICALLY CUT 4 WEEKS AGO AND EXCELLED FOR OVER 155 YARDS. I TELL OUR SUITE , " THIS WILL BE THE TALE OF 2 HALVES "........MAN I KNOW MY FOOTBALL. I WAS CALLING PLAYS ALL GAME AND CRITICIZING THE EAGLES PLAY CALLING ALL FIRST HALF.

  THAN....THE 2ND HALF THEY WENT FAST PACED NO HUDDLE. BEST GAME EVER !!!  WE SAW OUR EAGLES STORM BACK TO WIN IN OVERTIME , GIANTS FANS TUCKED THEIR DICKS BEHIND THEIR ASSES , AND THE SUITE NEXT TO US ( THOUGH I DO NOT AGREE ) WERE TOTALLY DISSING THIS ONE DRUNK GIANTS FEMALE FAN. THEY RIPPED HER A NEW ASSHOLE AND THREW BEER CANS AT HER. I ACTUALLY ALERTED SECURITY TO HELP OUT. THE GIANTS GIRL WOULD NOT JUST WALK AWAY WHICH WAS STUPID.

  WE STAY 45 MINUTES AFTER THE GAME AND CONTINUE TO EAT AND DRINK. WE EVEN TAKE FOOD WITH US.

 WALKING BACK TO OUR V.I.P. PARKING A DRUNK GIANTS FANS SEE US CARRYING FOOD. HE YELLS OUT , " GIMME SOME FOOD. " HE IS A COMPLETE JERK-OFF BUT I WALK BACK AND SAY , " EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE A GIANTS FAN HERE SOME TURKEY HOAGIES.

 WE MADE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME AND HAVE A COUPLE OF NIGHTCAPS TO END THE EVENING WITH THE PUPPIES. OUR ELDEST LOVED HANGING WITH THE DOGS AND SENT US PICTURES AND VIDEOS ALL GAME. BY 1AM I HAD TO GO TO BED.

 GETTING UP AT 6:30AM TO WALK THE PUP 4 TIMES , FEED HER , AND HELP OUR FRIENDS PACK WAS NOT REAL FUN. I WAS SAD TO SEE THEM GO BUT WE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME.

  TUESDAY      12 - 10 - 19

  PUP GETTING UP EARLY IS NOT IN THE PLAY BOOK.  I FORGOT HOW TIME CONSUMING RAISING A PUPPY IS.

  OUR FRIENDS AND THEIR SON SLEPT OVER. BY 7AM THEY WERE ON THE ROAD WITH A 10 HOUR TREK HOME.  THEY MADE IT SAFELY WHICH MADE ME FEEL RELIEVED.  THEIR SON GOT UP AROUND 11AM AND HE ROLLED OUT.  TIME TO PUT OUR HOME BACK TOGETHER AND I WANTED TO CHILL WITH THE PUP.

WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF LUCIFER WITH THE PUP.  ALL WERE GOOD.

 HAD SOME LEFTOVER PULLED PORK FROM THE EAGLES GAME. I HAD FOR LUNCH AND DINNER....GOOD STUFF.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND PREP.  I WAS TIRED FROM PARTYING ALL WEEKEND AND MONDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES GAME BUT I FORCED MY WAY THROUGH IT. THE LIST WAS CHANGING THE MARQUEE SIGN IN THE RAIN , ORGANIZING THE MAIN ROOM'S TABLES ,  VACUUMING THE WHOLE NAIL , HANGING AN UPDATED SMOKING PERMIT , FIXING A CLOGGED URINAL , WRAPPING AN ETHERNET LINE FROM OUR RADIO SHOW , CONTACTING BANDS VIA PHONE & EMAIL , CLEANING THE BATHROOMS , STOCKING BEER , ORDERING BEER , AND BARTENDING. YEP........LOTTA FUN.

  WATCH THE 76ERS WIN AGAIN AT HOME. THEY HAVE A 3 GAME WIN STREAK AND ARE 13 - 0 AT HOME WHICH IS VERY COOL. SURE WISH OUR EAGLES WOULD HAVE A 3 GAME WIN STREAK..... WELL 4 , COUNTING THE GIANTS VICTORY.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AFTER WALKING PUPPY TWICE. BY 4AM SHE WAS CHIRPING. I WALKED HER AND LET HER SLEEP WITH ME UNTIL 7AM. AGAIN , THIS IS NOT IN THE GAME BOOK FOR RAISING PUPS.

   WEDNESDAY       12 - 11 - 19

  THANK YOU MINIVAN....THANK YOU.

  DID THE MORNING THING WITH THE PUPPY.  SHE HAS BEEN SQUEAKING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHICH IS TOO MUCH. I WALKED HER 3 TIMES AND HAD HER SLEEP WITH ME UNTIL 7AM.

  MADE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR OUR ELDEST.

  GOT MY EMAILS DONE AND BAND STUFF. I AM ALREADY TIRED AND IT IS ONLY 9AM.  THAN AGAIN......'I'VE BEEN UP FOR 5 HOURS.

  2 BEDROOM DOORS ON OUR 1ST FLOOR DO NOT CLOSE PROPERLY. I NEED TO HAVE THEM CLOSE TIGHTLY SINCE THE PUPPY LIKES TO EXPLORE. SO , I BROKE OUT A CIRCULAR SAW AND SCREW GUN. I CUT ONE DOOR DOWN AND RE-INSTALL IT. OF COURSE , IT DOES NOT CLOSE PERFECTLY. I TAKE THE DOOR DOWN AGAIN , GET ALL MY TOOLS OUT AGAIN , AND WITH A LITTLE CURSING AGAIN .............I RE-CUT IT. IT NOW CLOSES NICELY.

  THE SECOND BEDROOM DOOR NEEDS ADJUSTMENT ON THE DOOR KNOB AND KEEPER. A FAMILY MEMBER GAVE ME SOME HAND TOOLS ( ALONG WITH A BEAUTIFUL FINISH NAIL GUN , SANDER , PLANER , AND ONE OTHER TOOL I CAN'T REMEMBER ) AND I USED A CHISEL TO ADJUST THE DOOR KNOB KEEP AND THE JAMB KEEP. THIS WAS QUITE ENTERTAINING WITH A PUPPY IN THE MIDDLE OF IT THE WHOLE TIME.

 HAD SOME PUPPY TIME AND WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF LUCIFER. THEY WERE GOOD.

 CLOSED THE NAIL TONIGHT FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS WEEK. MONDAY I CLOSED BECAUSE OF A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE EAGLES GAME. TONIGHT......A SPECIAL DINNER WITH A FAMILY MEMBER WHO FLEW IN FROM PORTLAND. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED IS IT WAS A 1 HOUR AND 40 MINUTE DRIVE. WE EVEN SAVED TIME BY HAVING MY PARENTS DRIVE TO OUR HOUSE INSTEAD OF PICKING THEM UP. THIS SAVED ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I TOOK MY OLD MINIVAN WHICH MAKES ALL KINDS OF SCARY NOISES TO OUR KID'S COLLEGE IN PHILADELPHIA. THAN , WE HEADED TO NEW JERSEY.

  WE ARRIVE AT THE RESTAURANT AND IT WAS NICE. WE DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS B.Y.O.B SO NONE OF US BROUGHT BOOZE. THE GOOD THING A FAMILY MEMBER BROUGHT MANY BOTTLES OF RED WINE. SO......RED WINE IT WAS. SERVICE AND FOOD WERE GOOD. WE HAD A NICE TIME. I WANTED TO TALK TO MY FAMILY MEMBER AND NEW BOYFRIEND MORE BUT I COULD NOT HEAR AND SEATED SEVERAL AWAY. OVERALL , A FUN TIME. I DID FEEL BAD FOR MY 90 YEAR DAD WHO TREKKED THE WHOLE WAY.

 AT 10PM WE FINISH WE DECIDE TO VISIT A FAMILY MEMBER'S NEW HOUSE SINCE WE ARE JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE RESTAURANT. WE FIGURE WE DO IT NOW SINCE IT IS VERY RARE TO SEE THEIR HOUSE AND IT WAS BRAND NEW. WE DRIVE OVER AND VISIT FOR 15 MINUTES. WITH SHOES OFF ( YES , YOU MUST TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF ) EXCEPT FOR MY 90 YEAR DAD. THIS WAS MY FAVORITE TIME BECAUSE NOW I GOT A CHANCE TO TALK TO MY NIECE AND HER NEW BOYFRIEND.  OTHER FAMILY EXPLORED THE NEWLY RENOVATED HOUSE. SINCE I SEEN IT I TALKED TO MY NIECE AND HER BOYFRIEND. OF COURSE I MADE JOKES AND THE GUY IS COOL.  OUR FAMILY IS OVERWHELMED AT THEIR HOME. I CALL IT " THE MUSEUM ". IT IS SUPER OVER THE TOP DECORATED AND BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN WOULD SHIT THEMSELVES SEEING THIS HOUSE.

  SHOES BACK ON AND WE ROLL OUT. IT IS NOW 10:45PM AND WE STILL HAVE A LONG DRIVE HOME. WE STOP AT OUR KID'S COLLEGE TO DROP HER OFF , GET GAS , AND MAKE IT BACK TO OUR HOME WITH THE PUPPY WAITING. I THANKED MY MINIVAN FOR MAKING THE LONG 3+ HOUR TREK. THE NOISES THIS VEHICLE WAS MAKING WAS CONCERNING TO SAY THE LEAST.

  MY PARENTS ROLL OUT THOUGH I DID OFFER TO DRIVE THEM HOME. AGAIN , I FELT BAD FOR MY 90 YEAR OLD DAD WHO STILL HAVE A DRIVE WELL AFTER MIDNIGHT. THEY ROLL OUT FROM OUR HOUSE AND WE SETTLE IN WITH THE PUPPY.

  WHEELS AND I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. I WAS TIRED.

 FLYERS LOSE......BLOW.

 WELP , ANOTHER DAY IN THE BOOKS.

 THE PUPPY WAKES UP AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. THIS TIME IT WAS WHEELS TURN.

  THURSDAY      12 - 12 - 19

 FUN JUST JAM NIGHT AND NEW MUSICIANS STOPPED IN.  IT WAS COOL TO SEE SO MANY ACTS JAMMING WITH EACH OTHER.

 76ERS WITH A BIG STATEMENT WIN OVER THE CELTICS.  BOSTON WAS 10 - 0 AND HOME. EMBIID STEPPED UP AND DID NOT HAVE ONE TURNOVER IN THE 4TH QUARTER. HE ALSO MADE FREE THROWS AND HAD A HUGE BLOCKED SHOT AT THE END OF THE GAME.

  WATCHED THE SEASON 4 FINALE OF LUCIFER. IT WAS GOOD BUT I THOUGHT IT BE BETTER. I WATCHED SOME OF THE AFTER BITS WITH THE CAST. IT WAS GOOD.

  THE PUP IS A NUTTY DOG. SHE IS ENTERTAINING US ALL THE TIME. IT'S LIKE HAVING A BABY THOUGH. CONSTANT ATTENTION , HOURLY FEEDING , AND CHANGING DIAPERS OR IN THIS CASE....WALKING HER OUTSIDE.

 MET A BEER DELIVERY FOR TODAY. SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR STOCKING BEER AND PREPPING FOR THE WEEKEND.

  STILL EATING LEFTOVERS FROM THE EAGLES GAME SUITE BUFFET.  THE PULLED PORK IS NOT TOP TASTE 4 DAYS LATER.

 LATELY , THE HAPPIEST I HAVE SEEN OF OUR ELDEST AND IT IS SO NICE TO SEE. I BELIEVE THE NEW JOB THAT HAS RESPECT AND COUPLED WITH A NEW PUPPY ARE THE REASONS.

  WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE MAN IN THE HIGHTOWER. IT WAS EXCELLENT.

 HAD WHEELS MAKE ME MORE OF THE COLORED COPIED RENTAL FLYERS FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND CONDO. I PLACED THEM IN THE NORMAL SPOTS OF THE NAIL. WE ARE STARTING TO BOOK SOME WEEKS AT THE SEASHORE CONDO ALREADY.

 OUR YOUNGEST ASKED FOR A WEEK AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. WHEN I ASKED IF I COULD GO WITH HER FRIENDS THERE WAS A LONG PERIOD OF SILENCE.....THAN LAUGHTER.  MAN , THEY ARE GROWING UP TOO FAST.

  SPEAKING OF THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I NEED TO GET UP THERE TO SEE WHY WATER IS ON OUR BATHROOM FLOOR.  IT CAN BE ONLY 3 THINGS....WASHER , SHOWER , OR TOILET.

  BEEN MAKING A MOVE ON BOOKING BANDS AND CREATING SHOWS.

  LOOKS LIKE I MAY BE WORKING IN NEW JERSEY AGAIN.

  OFF TO BED AND DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST. HEY......WHAT'S NEW ?

  FRIDAY    12 - 13 - 19

  NORMAL ROUTINE IN THE MORNING. WHEELS BUYS THE PUPPY ONE OF THE THOSE " SLOW EATING " DOG BOWLS. THE PUPPY IS SO DAMN RAVENOUS ( WHICH IS NORMAL ) WHEN EATING SHE PURCHASED A BOWL THAT HAS HIGH RIDGES IN THE BOWL. IT DOES SLOW THE PUP DOWN FROM EATING. BASICALLY , 30 SECONDS TO ABOUT 3 MINUTES.

 DRIVE TO GET MY YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. I PLAYED A LITTLE RUSE ON HER BUT SHE PICKED IT UP QUITE QUICKLY. DURING MY RIDE SHE CALLS ME :

  YOUNGEST - " HOW CLOSE ARE YOU ? "

  ME - " ABOUT 20 MINUTES I WILL TEXT YOU WHEN 5 MINUTES AWAY LIKE I ALWAYS DO "

  YOUNGEST - " I WILL NEED HELP BRINGING STUFF TO THE CAR. "

 ME - " I HIGHLY SUGGEST LETTING YOUR FRIENDS HELP YOU. THEY SHOULD COME OUTSIDE TO THE CAR. "

 YOUNGEST - " OH MY GOD  !!!! I KNEW IT !!!!! YOU BROUGHT THE PUPPY !!!! "

 ME - " SORRY , YOU'RE BREAKING UP I CAN'T HEAR YOU. AGAIN , HAVE YOUR FRIENDS HELP YOU BRING STUFF TO THE CAR. " ( I COULD TOTALLY HEAR HER )

 YOUNGEST - " DID YOU BRING THE PUPPY ??!!??!! "

 ME - " AGAIN , I CAN'T HEAR YOU SO DEFINITELY HAVE YOUR FRIENDS HELP BRING YOUR STUFF OUTSIDE TO THE CAR. " ( AGAIN , I COULD TOTALLY HEAR HER )

 YOUNGEST - " CAN YOU HEAR ME ? "

  ME - " YOU ARE BREAKING UP.....CAN'T........HEAR..........STUFF........BRING........FRIENDS."  ( AGAIN , I CAN TOTALLY HEAR HER )

  SHE COMES OUT OF HER DORM ROOM AND I HAVE THE PUPPY WAITING RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR. ALL THE GIRLS SCREAM " AWWWWWWWWW.....SHE'S SO CUTE !!!!! " THEY ALL HUG THE PUP AND LAUGH WITH JOY.

 WE HANG OUT FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. I TAKE SOME PICTURES AND POST THEM ON FACEBOOK. A LADY WITH HER DOG STOPS BY TO VISIT OUR PUP. THESE MOMENTS WERE ADORABLE. WE SAY GOODBYES AND ALL THE KIDS HUG MY YOUNGEST. I SAY TO MY YOUNGEST ," YOU HAVE REALLY GOOD FRIENDS THERE ".

 I TAKE A DIFFERENT WAY HOME VIA WEST RIVER DRIVE........LOVE IT.

 AT HOME ME AND MY YOUNGEST SNUGGLE WITH THE PUPPY WHILE WATCHING TV. IT WAS AWESOME.

  SHOWER AND OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A LATE NIGHT PUNK SHOW. THE FIRST BAND STARTED AT 10PM WHICH IS THE LATEST I REMEMBER BUT IT DID WORK OUT AND THERE WAS A NICE LITTLE SOLID CROWD.

 I DID GET MELANCHOLY FOR IN MY " MEMORY " FEED ON FACE BOOK THERE WAS A CHRISTMAS PICTURE FROM 3 YEARS AGO. MY KIDS AND THE OLD DOG ALWAYS TOOK AN ANNUAL PICTURE IN FRONT OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE. THIS MADE ME SAD AND I SCROLLED THROUGH MANY PICTURES OF MY NELLIE DOG.  SHE WAS SUCH A SWEET HEART. I EVEN BLEW UP PICTURES TO SEE HER EYES CLOSER.

 FEELING SAD I GROUP TEXT MY FAMILY. I ASK THEM , " DO YOU THINK WE CAN PHOTOSHOP NELLIE INTO THIS YEARS CHRISTMAS PICTURE WITH THE NEW PUPPY ? " NO ONE AGREED.

 I CALL MY ELDEST AND WE TALK. SHE TELLS ME " TO LET IT GO AND THINK OF THE NEW PUPPY. " I KNOW THIS BUT I STILL MISS OH NELLIE.

 THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I WILL CONTACT A FAMILY MEMBER TO SUPER IMPOSE / PHOTO SHOP OUR CHRISTMAS PICTURE THIS YEAR......EVEN IF IT IS JUST FOR ME.

  THE NIGHT ROLLS ALONG AND IT WAS FUN.

 76ERS WITH ANOTHER HOME WIN. THEY ARE 14 - 0 AND THE ONLY TEAM IN THE NBA UNDEFEATED AT HOME.

  HEAD HOME AND MY YOUNGEST HAS 3 FRIENDS STOP OVER AFTER 12:30AM. I BRING THE PUPPY DOWNSTAIRS TO THE BASEMENT AND ALL THE KIDS WOO AND SAY " AWWWWW ". I HAND THE PUPPY OVER TO A FRIEND TO HUG. SHE SAYS , " OH MY GOD I WANT A PUPPY NOW. "

  I END THE NIGHT WITH A NIGHTCAP. MY YOUNGEST WALKS THE PUP AGAIN AND PUTS HER IN HER CRATE.

  MY YOUNGEST STEPPED UP AGAIN BY GETTING UP AT 5AM TO WALK AND FEED THE PUP AT 7AM. I WAS UP AT 6:30AM BUT DECIDED TO STAY IN BED UNTIL 8AM. MY KID WAS SO RELIEVED WHEN I TOOK OVER THE PUPPY SHIFT.

   SATURDAY       12 - 14 - 19

  THIS PUP IS SOMETHING. MAN SHE HAS SOME ENERGY AND SHARP LITTLE PIN TEETH.

   DID THE BOOKS FOR NOVEMBER......THEY WERE VERY GOOD. 

  TRIED TO JUST CHILL DURING THE DAY BECAUSE I HAVE A LONG NIGHT. MANY TIMES I WILL GO TO THE NAIL TO PREP BUT TODAY I WAITED TO GO IN. IT WORKED OUT NICELY.

 WATCHED THE ARMY/NAVY GAME. THIS IS ON MY BUCKET LIST TO ATTEND SOME DAY.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  WITHIN 2 HOURS I WAS READY.  BARTENDER AND COOK COME TO HELP AND IT WAS A PACKED NIGHT.  IT WAS NICE TO SEE.  I LET THE " NOISE " ACT GO ON FIRST AND IT GAVE ME A HEADACHE. I WENT OUTSIDE FOR MOST OF HIS SET ALONG WITH OTHER PEOPLE. I AM SORRY BUT THIS " SOUND " SO AIN'T MY CUP OF TEA. I DID TALK TO THE FATHER. AGAIN, GOOD PEOPLE JUST NOT MY SOUND. THE 4 BANDS REMAINING WERE FUN AND ENERGETIC.

 PLAYED A LITTLE RUSE ON MY YOUNGEST FRIEND. USING OUR WIRELESS MIC ( WHICH IS AWESOME ) I WAS INTRODUCING BANDS AND SUCH.  BETWEEN BANDS SETTING UP I ANNOUNCED , " IS E.M. IN THE HOUSE ? " I KNEW SHE WAS AND THE WHOLE CROWD MURMURED , " EWWWWWWW " ( THE SOUND OF BEING IN TROUBLE ). I THAN SAID , " YOUR MOTHER IS AT THE FRONT DOOR AND SHE KNOWS YOUR HERE. "  ANOTHER BELLOW OF " EWWWWWWSSSSSS " AND IT WAS FUNNY. SHE COMES TO THE FRONT DOOR AND YELLS AT ME PLAYFULLY , " I KNEW YOU WERE MESSING WITH ME !!! "

 THE NIGHT ROLLED ALONG PERFECTLY. I LOADED BANDS IN AND OUT QUICKLY AND THE SETS WERE ON TIME.

  I REALLY ENJOYED THE BARTENDER AND COOK. THEY ARE SO FUN TO WORK WITH.

  FLYERS LOSE BAD.  WHAT TOTALLY IS HEART BREAKING IS OUR 2ND LEADING SCORER WAS ANNOUNCED HAVING CANCER. HE IS OUT FOR THE SEASON.

  BY MIDNIGHT THE BANDS WERE DONE AND I SAT FOR A NIGHTCAP.  I TAUGHT OUR BARTENDER HOW TO CLOSE AND SHE DID WELL.  AGAIN , THIS GIRL ENTERTAINS ME TO NO END.

 AT HOME I CHILL AND WATCH TV. I LEAVE THE PUP IN HER CRATE AND HEAD TO BED WITHIN 30 MINUTES. IT IS 1AM.

 BY 4:15AM I HEAR THE PUP SQUEAKING. I WALK HER TO PEE AND POOP.

  INSIDE I LET THE PUP SLEEP WITH ME. SHE SNUGGLES ON MY NECK AND I GET AN HOUR SLEEP AT MOST.

 AT 7:15AM THE PUP STANDS UP ON MY BED. THIS IS A SIGNAL. I WALK HER AND SHE PEES AND POOPS AGAIN. I THAN FEED HER.......THE DOG IS RAVENOUS WITH HER FOOD.

 WELP , TIME TO START THE DAY.

  SUNDAY     12 - 15 - 19

  THAT LOOK OF DISGUST FROM YOUR OWN MOTHER.............

  START MORNING WITH PUPPY-SITTING DUTIES. 

  DRIVE TO MY PARENTS HOUSE FOR BREAKFAST , THE INQUIRER'S SPORTS SECTION , AND A BIRTHDAY SHIRT.  LAST MONTH MY MOM GOT ME A SHIRT BUT IT WAS TOO SMALL. SO , I STOP BY TONIGHT AND SHE HAS ANOTHER SHIRT FOR ME......THIS TIME A 2X. INSTEAD OF GOING IN ANOTHER ROOM I DECIDED TO TAKE MY SHIRT OFF RIGHT IN THE KITCHEN TO TRY THE NEW SHIRT ON. OF COURSE , I MADE FAT JOKES TO MAKE MYSELF FEEL BETTER AND EVEN TOLD MY MOM I MAY NEED A SHIRT BIGGER THAN A 2X.....ACTUALLY A FX. SHE ASKS ME WHAT IS A " FX " ? I REPLIED , " IT MEANS FAT X ". THE BEST PART WAS MY NAKED UPPER BODY WHEN TRYING ON THE NEW SHIRT. MY MOM ACTUALLY GROANED. MY TURNED AWAY AND LIT UP A SMOKE. BUT........I WAS HAPPY THE SHIRT FIT. I NOW HAVE ONE SHIRT I CAN WEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL MID-MORNING TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I LIKE DOING THIS AND TAKING MY TIME. THIS WAY ONCE I AM DONE I HAVE THE REST OF THE DAY AND NIGHT TO CHILL....AND I CHILLED.

 AT THE NAIL I VACUUM , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , ADD A 2ND DROP LIGHT IN THE KITCHEN ON THE CEILING ( THIS WAS FUN BECAUSE I HAD TO REMOVE EXTRA CHAIN LOOPS FROM THE POOL TABLE LIGHTS ) , DO THE REGISTERS , AND CLEAN THE BATHROOMS. 

 ROLL HOME TO WATCH OUR EAGLES.  A GREAT GAME OF 5 LEAD CHANGES AND THE EAGLES END UP ON TOP BY ANOTHER GAME WINNING DRIVE BY WENTZ WITH ONLY 26 SECONDS LEFT. PEOPLE THINK WE SHOULD CRUSH THE REDSKINS BY 30 POINTS. REMEMBER WE ARE A BELOW AVERAGE TEAM AT BEST SO WE ARE NOT CRUSHING ANYONE. THE PLAY CALLING ON OFFENSE WAS THE BEST ALL SEASON.......SCREENS , MIS-DIRECTION , CREATIVE RUN PLAYS , UTILIZING OPEN SPACE FOR THE RECEIVERS , AND IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. THE DEFENSE.....WELL DIFFERENT STORY. THE REDSKINS ARE BASICALLY LAST IN EVERY CATEGORY ON OFFENSE AND THEY HAVE A ROOKIE QUARTERBACK. SURE WISH WE COULD OF PLAYED BETTER ON DEFENSE.

  2/3'S OF THE FANS AT WASHINGTON STADIUM WERE EAGLE FANS. I ACTUALLY KICKED THE IDEA AROUND OF DRIVING TO WASHINGTON SINCE WE HAVE MANY CONNECTIONS THERE.

 76ERS AND FLYERS LOSE BAD.

  RAMS COULD OF HELPED US BUT MAN DID THEY SHIT THE BED. THE COWCOCKS ROLLED THEM BIG TIME. RAMS LOSING DEFINITELY TOOK SOME OF THE GOOD FEELING AWAY OF OUR EAGLES WIN OVER THE REDSKINS.

 SO WHAT IS THE PLAY-OFF SCENARIO FOR THE EAGLES WITH JUST 2 GAMES LEFT AGAINST THE COWPENISES AND GIANTS ? IT IS VERY SIMPLE..............WE MUST WIN BOTH.

 A NICE DINNER WITH ALL OF US. THIS IS RARE WITH SO MUCH GOING ON. IT WAS VERY NICE AS WHEELS MADE DINNER , WE LISTENED TO SOFT ROCK MUSIC , AND I MADE JOKES. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT THIS DURING THE DINNER  ( AND I KNOW WHEELS READS MY BLOG EVERYDAY ) , ALWAYS DO THE FAMILY HOLIDAY GET TOGETHERS BUT EACH HOLIDAY WE PLAN A GET TOGETHER WITH JUST US. CHRISTMAS IS THE 25TH BUT WE COULD DO A DINNER OR BREAKFAST ANY TIME NEAR THE DATE WITH US 4 AND THE PUPPY. THIS GOES THE SAME WITH ALL HOLIDAYS.

  ALL OF US CHILL AFTER DINNER BUT AFTER AN HOUR I GATHER EVERYONE AGAIN TO WATCH A CUTESY MOVIE WITH NOT THE BEST ACTING. THE MAIN ATTRACTION OF THIS MOVIE WAS THE SETTING ( AFRICA ) AND THE CARE FOR A CERTAIN ANIMAL ( BABY ELEPHANTS ). THE MOVIE , WITH ROB LOWE , WAS CALLED " HOLIDAY IN THE WILD ". THE SCENES OF AFRICA'S LANDSCAPE AND THE ANIMALS WERE BEAUTIFUL. THE STORY LINE AND ACTING..........EH.

 BY 9:45AM I WAS TIRED. YEP....HEADED TO BED. I WATCH SOME FOOTBALL AND CHANNEL SURFED BUT WITHIN 30 MINUTES I WAS ASLEEP. I DID GET UP AT 1AM AND THAN 2AM TO PEE. BY 5:15AM THE PUP GOT BOTH WHEELS AND I UP. WHEELS TOOK THIS SHIFT.

 AT 7:15AM WHEELS BRINGS THE PUPPY INTO MY BEDROOM. I CHILL WITH THE LITTLE THING UNTIL 7:30AM.  TIME TO START MY DAY.

  MONDAY     12 - 16 - 19

 YOUNGEST HELPS AGAIN WITH THE PUPPY BY GETTING UP AT 2AM AFTER HEARING HER SQUEAKING.  ALSO MY YOUNGEST IS NOT FEELING GOOD BUT SHE STILL HELPED OUT.

  LOOKS LIKE I WILL HELP OUT A FAMILY MEMBER AGAIN SOMETIME LATER THIS WEEK.  AGAIN , I HAVE AN OBLIGATION HERE. HE HAS HELPED ME MANY TIMES IN THE PAST INCLUDING BUILDING THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE , ALL MY RENTAL PROPERTIES , MY HOMES , AND REMODELING OUR CONDO. I WILL ALWAYS HELP HIM UNTIL I AM TOO FAT NOT TO.

  MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT AT THE NAIL AROUND 4:30PM. I DECIDE TO JUST STAY HERE.

 PLACE A LIQUOR ORDER.  THEY ALWAYS GIGGLE WHEN I ORDER 2 GALLONS OF APRICOT BRANDY.

  I BEGIN MY CLEANING AND CALLING BANDS. BY 9PM I DID AS MUCH AS I COULD.

  SATURDAY NIGHT A GUY EXPLAINED TO ME HOW JUST 5 YEARS AGO THE STAGE WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MAIN ROOM AND THE BEHIND THE BAR WAS ALL WOOD AND NOT GLASS & MIRROR.   HE ALSO TOLD ME THE BAR WAS DIRTY ALL THE TIME AND ALWAYS SMELLED OF SMOKE.  HE COULD NOT BELIEVE THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE NAIL NOW. HE WAS ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY ON HOW CLEAN AND NEW EVERYTHING LOOKED.  IT WAS NICE TO HEAR AND I DID NOT HAVE THE HEART TO TELL HIM WE REMODELED AND MOVED THE STAGE MORE THAN 15 YEARS AGO.

  ON SATURDAY NIGHT I SAW A MOM CRYING SEEING HER SON PERFORM ON OUR STAGE.  I KNOW WE ARE A SMALL DIVE BAR BUT THE PURE EMOTION I SAW FROM THE MON FOR JUST A MINUTE MADE ME TEAR UP TOO. #OLDSOFTY.

  HEAD HOME TO CHILL WITH WHEELS , THE PUPPY , AND WATCH SOME TV SHOWS. WE HAVE A TON TO CATCH UP ON.

  WHEN A TV SHOW MAKES YOU JUMP FROM YOUR SEAT......THAT IS EXCELLENT. A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE TONIGHT.

 OFF TO BED EARLY AGAIN. HEY.....IT'S 5AM........NICE.

  TUESDAY      12 - 17 - 19

  UP AT 5AM WITH THE PUPPY TO WALK HER.  WE SNUGGLE TO ABOUT 6AM.

  SHOWER , MAKE LUNCHES & BREAKFAST , AND GET ON THE ROAD BY 6:45AM.

  BY 8AM I AM ON A JOB SITE. THE AREA I AM IN IS CALLED " MILLIONAIRE ROW ".  THE HOMES HERE ARE JUST OVER THE TOP MAGNIFICENT.

  WE BEGIN WORKING ON TAKING A WALL DOWN , INSTALLING A POCKET SLIDING DOOR , ELECTRIC , A/C WORK , AND SPACKLING. I WENT UP AND DOWN 2 FLIGHTS OF STEPS 50 TIMES.

  ROLL HOME TO SHOWER FOR AN HOUR....IT FELT GOOD. I SEE WATER ACCUMULATING ON THE LIP OF THE SILL OF THE SHOWER DOOR. I TRY TO SWIPE THE WATER OFF WITH MY FOOT AND CUT 2 TOES. I RE-START THE SHOWER AND BLEED DOWN THE DRAIN. MAN.....IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

  EMAIL BANDS..........ONE BAND KINDA IRKS ME FOR THEY WANTED TO DO A CD RELEASE PARTY. WHY THE " IRK " ?...THEY DID NOT PROMOTE IT PROPERLY.

  WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER AT THE IRON HILL BREWERY. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND GREAT TO WIND DOWN.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE FLYERS WIN AND A SHOW CALLED " BULL ". IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. IT IS BASED ON DOCTOR PHIL'S LIFE WHICH WAS HARD TO  GRASP.

  I WAS FALLING ASLEEP AND CAUGHT A 2ND WIND WHILE EVERYONE ELSE WENT TO BED.  I AM AN IDIOT. I HAVE ONE BEER AND WATCH A REPLAY OF THE EAGLES / REDSKINS GAME.  I FORCED MYSELF TO WATCH THE FULL GAME BECAUSE OF A JINX. I FELT IF I ENDURED THE WHOLE GAME THIS WOULD HELP OUR EAGLES WIN AGAINST THE COWDICKS THIS SUNDAY.........MAN MY SUPERSTITIONS. I SURE HOPE IT WORKED.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD FOR 3 1/2 HOURS.

  WEDNESDAY      12 - 18 - 19

  I SPENT 2 DAYS IN NEW JERSEY HELPING A FAMILY MEMBER OUT AGAIN.

  DAY 2 - FIRST JOB WE RETURN TO THE AREA CALLED " MILLION DOLLAR ROW ". WE INSTALL TRIM AND SPACKLE & LOAD UP A 100 TOOLS ALONG WITH VACUUMING.

  STOP HOME FOR 15 MINUTES AND I GATHER MY BELONGINGS AND CAR. A FAMILY MEMBER ALSO GIVES ME A VERY NICE " LITTLE GIANT " LADDER ( I HAVE 2 NOW ) AND A FLAT SCREEN TV. WE DRIVE SEPARATELY TO THE NEXT JOB IN CHERRY HILL. WE SPEND TIME DOING ELECTRIC BY RUNNING OUTLETS , LIGHTS , SWITCHES , AND OF COURSE.........SPACKLING.  MET SOME NICE PAINTERS.

 BY 3PM I HEAD HOME TO PENNSYLVANIA. TRAFFIC WAS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. MY FAMILY MEMBER TEXTS ME , " TEXT ME HOW LONG IT TAKES YOU TO GET HOME. "  AFTER LEAVING AND JUST 18 MINUTES INTO THE DRIVE I TEXT HIM, " I AM HOME....TOOK 18 MINUTES. " HE CALLS ME LAUGHING.

 AT HOME I PLAY WITH THE PUP AND HAD A LEFTOVER DINNER.

  OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER.

 AT THE NAIL I BEGIN CLEANING AND STOCKING.  I GET DONE AND BARTEND THE REST OF THE NIGHT WHILE ON MY COMPUTER. BEEN UP SINCE 4AM , WORKING BY 7:30AM , AND NOW GETTING DONE AT THE NAIL BY 10PM.

  BRING BEER AND BRANDY HOME. I MAKE A MISTAKE AND HAVE SOME BRANDY. THE NEXT MORNING I HAVE A SUGAR HEADACHE.

  THE BIG NEWS IS THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. MY YOUNGEST AND I WATCHED ABOUT 90 MINUTE OF DIFFERENT NEWS STATIONS. MY IMPRESSION WITH EVERY NEWS STATION SAYING " THE PRESIDENT IS IMPEACHED " IS TRUMP IS DONE. TO ME " IMPEACHMENT " MEANS HE HAS TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT NOW. WELL , THIS IS NOT TRUE. IT'S MORE LIKE CHARGING THE PRESIDENT OF MISDOINGS , ABUSING HIS POWERS , AND SUCH.  IT IS A 3 STEP PROCESS AND THIS WAS THE 2ND STEP. THE HOUSE VOTING......WHICH THE DEMOCRATS HOLD. ALL REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST IMPEACHMENT. ALL DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR IMPEACHMENT EXCEPT 3.  NOW , IT GOES TO THE SENATE. A TOTAL OF 100 SENATORS WILL BE VOTING AND THEY NEED A 2/3 TOTAL FOR IMPEACHMENT. THE SENATE IS CONTROLLED BY THE REPUBLICANS SO I DO NOT SEE THIS HAPPENING. TRUMP WAS IN MICHIGAN LAST NIGHT AND SEEMED CALM AN ORANGE CUCUMBER. HE BERATED ALL KINDS OF POLITICIANS AND THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL. I HATE TO SAY THIS , BUT ALOT OF THE STUFF I AGREED WITH HIM.

  TRUMP WILL BE THE 3RD PRESIDENT EVER IMPEACHED.  TRUMP WILL BE THE FIRST PRESIDENT IMPEACHED WITHOUT BEING PROVEN GUILTY OF HIS CRIMES. IT IS MORE LIKE " PROVEN GUILTY UNTIL INNOCENT ".  AGAIN , C.N.N. AND O.A.N. BROUGHT UP HARSH CRITICISM OF THIS WHOLE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AND STATED THE DEMOCRATS HAVE AN AGENDA. THEY MADE SOME PRETTY SERIOUS VALID POINTS AND I AGREED WITH MOST OF THEM.

 AGAIN , I DO NOT LIKE TRUMP. I VOTED AGAINST HIM AND THINK HE IS A POMPOUS ASS. I HATE WATCHING HIM SPEAK WITH HIS LIMITED VOCABULARY AND ALWAYS USING THE 3RD PERSON TO DESCRIBE HOW GREAT HE IS. EVERY TIME I SEE HIM SPEAK I THINK , " IS THIS WHAT WE WANT AS A PRESIDENT ? A GUY THAT RIDICULES EVERYONE FROM WOMEN TO POLITICIANS TO NEWSPAPERS TO OTHER COUNTRIES , TO THEIR LEADERS, AND EVERYTHING." TONIGHT HE CUT UP A POLITICIAN FOR BEING UGLY. WHAT FUCKING PRESIDENT OF ANY COUNTRY SAYS THIS ? SHOULDN'T A PRESIDENT OF A NATION BE COMPASSIONATE AND WELL VERSED ? SHOULDN'T HE BE CALM , COOL , AND COLLECTED TO SHOW CONFIDENCE ?

 I UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE VOTED FOR TRUMP. HE IS THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF A POLITICIAN WHICH I AGREE IS REFRESHING. WE , AS AMERICANS , HAVE HEARD THE SAME EXACT QUOTES FROM POLITICIANS OVER AND OVER....." I WILL LOWER  TAXES , BUILD A BETTER ECONOMY , CREATE MORE JOBS , ETC ". THIS COULD BE A CAMPAIGN IN 2014 OR 1814. IT IS THE SAME EXACT SHIT EVERY ELECTION FOR DECADES. BUT....HERE COMES TRUMP WITH HIS VAGINA GRABBING ORANGE HANDS AND PIECE OF ASS WIFE AND THE WHOLE GAME CHANGED. PEOPLE OF OUR NATION TOOK TO IT ..........EVEN KNOWING THE FACE OF OUR COUNTRY WOULD BE AN ARROGANT ASS.

 A DOG AND I ARE IN THE COLD OUTSIDE. THIS IS A LARGE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. HE IS A GOOD SMART DOG. WE ENDURED THE ICE COLD CONDITIONS WALKING ALONG THE EDGE OF A HIGHWAY AND OCCASIONALLY STOPPING TO CUDDLE AND USE OUR BODY WARMTH. I KNEW WE HAD TO KEEP MOVING SO SEVERAL TIMES I CARRIED THE DOG. I SEE AN ABANDONED HOTEL SO WE GO INSIDE AND UP TO AN OPEN APARTMENT. WE SIT ON A TARP BY PATIO SLIDING DOORS FACING AN OCCUPIED APARTMENT BUILDING. I LOOK OUT THE DOOR AND SEE A GIRL SITTING IN A CHAIR TRYING TO LOOK OUT HER PATIO SLIDING DOOR. SHE SEEMS VERY NERVOUS. IT IS DARK OUT AND SHE CAN NOT SEE OUT THE GLASS DOOR SO SHE TURNS OFF AN INTERIOR LIGHT. SHE STILL CAN'T SEE SO SHE TURNS OFF ANOTHER LIGHT. I NOW REALIZE WHO IT IS.....WHEELS. SHE SEEMS TO BE LOOKING FOR US. SHE SITS IN A DESK CHAIR AGAINST THE GLASS DOOR. SHE LOOKS WORRIED AND TRIES TO LEAN BACK AND TURN OFF THE FINAL INSIDE LIGHT ABOVE HER HEAD SO SHE COULD SEE OUTSIDE. THE CHAIR GOES TOO FAR BACK AND SHE FALLS. WHEELS GETS RIGHT BACK UP AND CONTINUES TO LOOK OUTSIDE FOR US......DREAM ENDS.

  THURSDAY    12 - 19 - 19

 FREE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY ?  YES.....IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS TRUE. THERE IS ONE CATCH......YOU MUST KNOW " PETE ".  HE PUT THIS IDEA TOGETHER TODAY. MORE DETAILS LATER.

 THE NAIL WILL BE OPEN ALL HOLIDAYS NEXT WEEK.

  SAT IN MY YOUNGEST ROOM WITH THE PUPPY ON MY LAP. WE LISTENED TO VINYL RECORDS ON AN OLD RECORD PLAYER WHILE SHE CLEANED HER ROOM. WE TALKED AND HUNG IT. IT WAS AWESOME.

 INSTALLED A RUNNER CHAIN FOR OUR PUP. USING A 10 FOOT LADDER I RAN A WEED WHACKER LINE FROM ONE END OF THE PROPERTY TO THE NEXT. FASTENING EACH END ON A BRANCH AND THAN INSTALLING A QUICK RELEASE TO THE LINE. IT WORKED PERFECT.

  REMOVED A CELL PHONE HOLDER FROM MY VAN AND INSTALLED IT IN OUR JEEP FOR OUR ELDEST.

 OFF TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE TO HAVE LUNCH. MAN , 90 YEAR OLDS BICKER. I JUST DON'T GET IT. BY 90 YOU REALLY SHOULD BE ENJOYING LIFE. OH...THEY MADE ME FIX STUFF.  A TRIPPED BREAKER , TEST CABLE & TV , RUNNING WINDOW CANDLE LIGHTS , AND BRING IN TABLES & CHAIRS FOR A CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY. THE LUNCH WAS GOOD WITH A PASTA /STEAK SOUP KINDA THING. THE PIZZA GRILLED CHEESE....NOT SO GOOD. ONE SLICE OF CHEESE PER SANDWICH.  C'MON.....WHO DOES ONE SLICE ? I DID GET A 4 FOOT FLORESCENT LIGHT OUT OF THE DEAL.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL.  WHEELS MAKES A LEFTOVER DINNER AND WE LISTEN TO MUSIC. IT WAS NICE. THE PUPPY DOES NOT BEG WHICH REALLY SURPRISES ME BECAUSE THIS DOG IS SUPER RAVENOUS EVERY TIME WE FEED HER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND STOCK LIQUOR. I GET HIT WITH A NICE CHRISTMAS PUB CRAWL. THEY WERE FROM BRYN MAWR RUNNING COMPANY. ALL DRESSED IN RED AND CHRISTMAS ATTIRE. THEY WERE FUN. I TOOK A PICTURE ON OUR STAGE AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.

 I INSTALL A 4 FOOT LIGHT IN OUR BACK KITCHEN. IT WORKS PERFECT.

 A NICE CROWD CAME IN AND I CHILLED DOING BAND WORK AND WATCHED OUR FLYERS CRUSH BUFFALO 6 - 1.

  ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT AND BOTH OUR KID'S HAVE FRIENDS OVER. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE EVERYONE SNUGGLING WITH THE PUPPY. 2 FRIENDS WERE COLLEGE KIDS AND BARTENDERS OF OURS.

 APOLOGY ACCEPTED........OUR ELDEST DOESN'T SEEM TO ACKNOWLEDGE OR APPRECIATE ME GETTING UP EVERY MORNING MAKING HER BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND STARTING HER CAR SO IT IS NICE AND WARM WHEN SHE LEAVES FOR WORK. I EVEN TURN ON THE SEAT WARMER. I GOT ATTITUDE LAST NIGHT AND YESTERDAY MORNING SO I SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. SO , WITHOUT AN APOLOGY ,  I WOULD NOT DO IT ANYMORE.

  I GET A TEXT LATE NIGHT :

 ELDEST TEXT - " I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR ME. I KNOW I'M HARSH SOMETIMES BUT IT'S ALL FROM LOVEEEEE ".

 ME - " NOT ACCEPTED VIA TEXT. THIS COULD BE MOM WRITING THIS. "

 ELDEST - " NOPE "

 ME - " APOLOGY MUST BE IN PERSON OR LIVE PHONE CALL ".

 ELDEST - SENDS ME A PICTURE OF HER AND A FRIEND ( ANOTHER FRIEND / BARTENDER I TREAT AS IF MY OWN KID ) SMILING.

 ME - " THAT'S NICE. "

  30 SECONDS LATER I GET AN APOLOGY PHONE CALL.

  FRIDAY     12 - 20 - 19

  DAY STARTS AND I TRY TO WORK OUT GETTING TO AN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EGGNOG PARTY.  UNFORTUNATELY , THE NAIL ALWAYS HAS PRECEDENCE. AS I ALWAYS SAY , " MY FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS ARE LIKE YOUR MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS ".

  YOUNGEST STEPS UP AGAIN TAKING CARE OF THE PUPPY ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY AFTERNOON AND SPEND 2 HOURS PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.  I TOOK MY TIME AND GLAD I DID THIS.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH THE PUP AND HAVE A LATE LUNCH.

  YOUNGEST GOES TO DINNER AT A HIBACHI WITH FRIENDS.

  ELDEST COMES HOME FROM HER TEACHING JOB AND RECEIVES SOME REALLY NICE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FROM HER STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS. SHE SAID SHE TEARED UP WHEN THE GIFTS WERE GIVEN TO HER. SO FAR THIS JOB IS VERY REWARDING AND A HUGE CONFIDENCE BUILDER ON THIS KID.

  WHEELS HEADS TO A COUSINS EGGNOG PARTY.  I AM BUMMED I MISSED IT BUT I HAD A BIG NIGHT AND HAD TO BE THERE. NO ONE RUNS A SHOW LIKE I DO......OBVIOUSLY.

 AT THE NAIL I PREP A LITTLE AND THE BANDS START ROLLING IN ALONG WITH THE CROWDS. IT STARTED OUT ROADHOUSE STYLE.  HERE IS MY FIRST STORY : ( IN 4 PARTS )

 1 - A BAND IS LOADING IN AND A GUY WHO I JUST SAW CROSSING HAVERFORD ROAD VERY SLOWLY AND AWKWARDLY PEEKS MY ANTENNAS.  THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG HERE. I HAVE THE BANDS LOAD-IN PER OUR GROUP EMAILS AND THE GUY ASKS A BAND MEMBER CAN I BRING ANYTHING IN ? THE MUSICIAN HANDS HIM A SMALL SNARE DRUM. THE GUY TAKES IT AND JUST WALKS AROUND THE NAIL WITH IT. I TOLD HIM TWICE TO JUST LAY IT ON THE STAGE.  HE PUTS IT ON TOP OF MY WIRELESS MIC BOX. OK....I WILL LET THAT SLIDE.

 2 - I GO BACK TO LOADING THE BAND FROM OUTSIDE IN AND AFTER A MINUTE I DO NOT SEE THE GUY ANYMORE. I ASK THE BAND MEMBERS INSIDE , " WHERE IS THE GUY WHO CARRIED IN THE SNARE DRUM ? " THE LEAD SINGER REPLIES , " HE WENT OUT THE BACK DOOR." OH.......GOOD........GOD !!! I RUN OUT THE BACK DOOR AND THERE HE IS WANDERING AROUND MY NEIGHBORS PROPERTY. I INSTANTLY YELL AT HIM AND OPEN THE GATE. HE TELLS ME HE DID NOT KNOW HOW TO LEAVE.  I GO BACK INSIDE AFTER THE GATE CLOSES AND HE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT.

 3 - I THOUGHT FOR SURE HE WALK BACK TO THE NAIL. I WAIT SEVERAL MINUTES AND HE IS A NO SHOW. TWO PATRONS COME TO THE FRONT DOOR AND I ASK , " DID YOU SEE A GUY HOLDING A JACKET ? " THE MAN REPLIES , " YES , WE JUST PASSED HIM. HE WAS LOOKING AT CARS THROUGH A WINDOW AT YOUR NEIGHBORS. " I WALK DOWN AND THERE HE IS TRYING TO GET THROUGH THE FAR GATE. I TALK TO HIM AGAIN AND HE SAYS HE WAS TRYING TO GET BACK INTO THE NAIL. I ESCORT HIM AWAY FROM MY NEIGHBORS PLACE AND TOWARDS 7/11. HE TELLS ME HE WANTS PIZZA.

 4 - I SEE THE GUY AT THE BRIDGE WHILE I AM LOADING IN A 2ND BAND. HE STARTS WALKING TOWARDS ME. HE ARRIVES AT MY FRONT DOOR AND I BLOCK HIM. THE GUY IS BIGGER THAN ME BUT I AM NOT MOVING AN INCH. HE SAYS , " CAN I COME IN ? " I REPLY , " HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING TONIGHT ? " HE REPLIES , " I AM NOT GOING TO LIE TO YOU......YES I HAVE. "  I SAY TO HIM , " YEAH . NOT GOING TO LET YOU IN UNTIL YOU GET SOME PIZZA DOWN THE STREET. " I POINT TOWARDS HAVERTOWN AND HE STARTS WALKING AWAY.

  THE NIGHT ROLLS ALONG AND THE NAIL GETS PACKED QUICKLY. OVER 80 PEOPLE IN THE FIRST 2 HOURS COME IN. AGAIN , I RECEIVE MANY COMPLIMENTS ON THE WAY WE RUN THINGS AND PARENTS GETTING THEIR MUSICIAN  KIDS OUT OF THEIR BASEMENT AND ONTO A VENUE STAGE.............UNTIL...................

  A TOUGH GUY WALKS IN. I TELL HIM , " IT IS A $10 COVER CHARGE TONIGHT. ALL THE MONEY GOES TO THE BANDS. "  HE SEEMS RELUCTANT AND GIVES ME A CRUMPLED UP 10 DOLLAR BILL. I PUT A GREEN WRISTLET ON HIM AND SAY , " THERE IS JUST ONE RULE TONIGHT......NO ALCOHOL IN THE MAIN ROOM. " HE SCUFFS AND TOUGHLY SAYS TO ME , " SO I PAY $10 AND I CAN'T DRINK IN THE OTHER ROOM ? " I REPLY , " HERE IS YOUR MONEY BACK. YOU CAN LEAVE ". HE TOTALLY CHANGES HIS MOOD FROM DICKHEAD TO A DICK TO A SHY FAWN AND SAYS , " NO NO NO NO NO NO , IT'S OKAY.....SORRY. " #ROADHOUSE.

 THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG AND I WORK WITH MY FAVORITE BARTENDER AND COOK. WE RUN THE SHOW LIKE CLOCK WORK.

  2 FAMILY MEMBERS AND A FRIEND STOP IN. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM. THEY HANG OUT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I GIVE ALL OF THEM OPEN BAR.

 THE FINAL BAND ENDS AROUND 11:30PM. IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT. A FAMILY MEMBER GIVES MY YOUNGEST A RIDE HOME WHILE I STAY BEHIND WITH THE BARTENDER.

  8 FRIENDS OF THE BARTENDER VISIT AND 2 OF THEM ARE BARTENDERS OF OURS. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THEM. THEY HUNG OUT ABOUT 2 HOURS. 

  LATE NIGHT WHEELS AND 2 COUSINS STOP IN. THEY STAY ABOUT AN HOUR SHOOTING POOL AND TELLING STORIES. I GAVE THEM OPEN BAR. MY COUSIN MAKES " JELLY BEAN " SHOTS FOR ME AND 2 COLLEGE GIRL BARTENDERS OF OURS. SHE LIT THEM ON FIRE WHICH WAS KINDA COOL. I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT.

 I LET THE BARTENDER LEAVE AND HANGOUT A BIT. WE ROLL OUT BY 1:15AM AND I TELL WHEELS , " I HAVE AN IDEA. " SHE RESPONDS , " YOU WANT TO GO VISIT OUR ELDEST AT ROACHES & OBRIEN'S ? " SO THAT'S WHAT WE DID.

 WE DRIVE TO THE BAR AND THERE IS OUR ELDEST. PEOPLE WHO WERE JUST AT THE NAIL ARRIVE AFTER US AND WE SURPRISE THEM TOO. THE BARTENDER WAS VERY COOL ( THOUGH I DON'T LIKE DRINKING SHOTS ON SHIFT ) AND I ENJOYED PEOPLE COMING UP TO US THAT KNEW ME AND THE NAIL. WE HANG OUT ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 ROLL HOME TO THE PUPPY AND OUR YOUNGEST. I WALK THE DOG AND OUR KID LET'S THE PUP SLEEP WITH HER ALL NIGHT.

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WHEELS GOES TO BED. IT WAS A LONG NIGHT AND IT WAS SO NICE TO HAVE THE COLLEGE FRIENDS STOP IN , SOME COUSINS , AND SOME FAMILY.

  SATURDAY     12 - 21 - 19

  SPENT SOME TIME MOVING 3 DIFFERENT TV'S AROUND.  OUR KITCHEN TV GOT REPLACED BY A SMALLER ONE THAT FITS BETTER. OUR YOUNGEST TV GOT REPLACED BY A SLIGHTLY SMALLER TV. FINALLY , I MOVED MY YOUNGEST TV TO THE NAIL TO LATER BE INSTALLED.

  ANYONE WATCH THE VILLANOVA / KANSAS GAME ?.....WOW !!  'NOVA UPSETS THE NUMBER 1 SEED JAYHAWKS BY ONE POINT. THEY WERE LOSING BY 5 POINTS WITH 2 MINUTES LEFT.

 FLYERS AND 76ERS WIN. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE.

  AGAIN , I HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY AFTERNOON TO SET-UP.  I REALLY LIKE DOING THIS BECAUSE I CAN JUST TAKE MY TIME AND NOT " SCRAMBLE ".

  EAGLES.....BIGGEST REGULAR SEASON GAME IN THE HISTORY OF OUR TEAM.  MOST OF ALL BECAUSE IT IS THE COWASSES AND THE DIVISION AND PLAYOFFS ON THE LINE. I TALKED WITH SEVERAL PATRONS TONIGHT AND IT IS CLEAR THEY HAVE WAY MORE TALENT THAN US. SO......LET'S TAKE THE PLAYERS OUT OF THE PICTURE. I WANT TO WIN THE " LUCK " FACTOR FOR ONCE. IT ALWAYS SEEMS PHILLY TEAMS HAVE GUT WRENCHING HORRIBLE LUCK ON BALL BOUNCES , REF CALLING , MIS-PLAYS , AND MORE.  I WANT US TO WIN " THE LUCK FACTOR " !!!!!!......IT REALLY IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN WIN THIS GAME.

  THE NIGHT MOVES ON AS I LOAD-IN BANDS. I KINDA GOT UPSET AT ONE BAND CALLING ME 3 HOURS BEFORE THEIR CD RELEASE SHOW AND ASKED WHEN THEY GO ON ?  THIS IS A BIG PET PEEVE OF MINE......NOT KNOWING YOUR TIME SLOT. WHY.....2 REASONS. 1 - I CREATE GROUP EMAILS WITH ALL BANDS ON THEIR NIGHT. WE TALK LOAD-IN , SET TIMES , SET LENGTHS , EQUIPMENT , AND MORE. I JUST EMAILED THIS BAND THE SET TIMES THIS MORNING. I WAS NOT HAPPY WHEN HE CALLED. 2 - IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR SET TIME , HOW THE HELL DO YOUR FANS KNOW ?  WHENEVER I HEAR THIS I ABSOLUTELY KNOW THEIR DRAW WILL BE ZERO.

  I NEVER GET SICK.  I DON'T KNOW WHY. I GUESS MY FAT AND ALCOHOL KILL ANY GERMS.

 LOCAL BAND CANCELS TONIGHT DUE TO SEVERE VOMITING. OH WELL.......IT HAPPENS. I NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS IN MY LIFE BUT IT MUST SUCK BIG TIME.

  ROLL HOME TO WATCH THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES ....THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  FIND OUT THE NEXT MORNING A " REGULAR " WAS AN ASSHOLE.......NICE.

  SUNDAY      12 - 22 - 19

 HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS !!!......SUUUUUUUUUUCK IT YOU FRAUD FANS !!!!! WOOOOOOOOOHHHHH !!!!!

  ARGUABLY THE BIGGEST REGULAR SEASON GAME IN OUR HISTORY AND THE EAGLES STEPPED UP BIG TIME.  HOLDING THE COWDICKS TO 54 YARDS RUSHING. HOLDING THE COWGITS TO 9 POINTS.  OUR OFFENSE WAS GOOD WITH PLAY CALLING........THOUGH LEFT SOME POINTS OF THE BOARD.  THE DEFENSE STEPPED UP AND PLAYED A SOLID GAME.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE WE WON BECAUSE EVERYONE HAD THE COWCOCKS WINNING.

 ALL SYSTEMS DOWN.....OF COURSE.  AT OUR HOME , WITH THE BIGGEST FOOTBALL GAME OF THE YEAR AND WE LOSE INTERNET AND LAND LINE PHONES. OK....NO BIG DEAL , WE STILL HAVE CABLE TV.  THREE TIMES I CALL VERIZON FIOS AND ALL 3 TIMES THEY EITHER HANGOUT UP ME OR I WAIT ON THE PHONE OVER 45 MINUTES. I GET THROUGH TO A TECH CALLED " BOB ". HIS FIRST WORDS ARE , " HOW Y'ALL DOING ?? YEEE HAHH !! " AT THIS MOMENT MY ANTENNAS TOLD ME , " DO NOT LISTEN TO A WORD BOB SAYS. " I DID NOT HEED MY ANTENNA'S WARNING.

  " BOB " TELLS ME TO GO DOWN THE BASEMENT AND SHUT DOWN ALL POWER TO OUR MODEM. I DO THIS AND I LOSE ALL TV'S IN THE HOUSE. WE NOW HAVE NO TV , INTERNET , OR PHONE. UN.....F'N.....BELIEVABLE. I HANG UP TOTALLY PISSED OFF AND CALL AGAIN. A VETERAN TECH TELLS ME HE LEARNED THE HARD WAY BY NEVER SHUTTING DOWN THE MAIN MODEM BECAUSE YOU WILL LOSE THE TV'S WHEN THE BROKEN MODEM TRIES TO RESET. HE SAYS THAT " YEE YAH BOB " WAS JUST FOLLOWING PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURE AND IT IS NOT HIS FAULT....HE JUST DIDN'T KNOW.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY....REAL EARLY.  WHEELS HEADS TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR A SMALL EAGLES PARTY.  I SPEND OVER 2 HOURS PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.  THE NAIL GETS PACKED QUITE QUICKLY WITH A TON OF EAGLES FANS. OVER A 100 PEOPLE ENTER AND EAGLES CHANTS START GOING. TONS OF PEOPLE IN EAGLES JERSEYS AND I HAD MERRILL REESE ON THE RADIO AT FULL VOLUME. IT.......WAS........AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!

  EVERYONE IS CHEERING AND SCREAMING EVERY PLAY , EVERY FIRST DOWN , EVERY SCORE , EVERY DEFENSIVE STOP , EVERY TURNOVER. IT.........WAS...........AWESOME !!!!!!!!

  A PROFESSIONAL DJ COMES IN AND HE HAS ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES FOR LIGHTS AND SOUND. HE WAS A TOP NOTCH DJ AND A HUGE EAGLES FAN. WE HAD 11 ACTS AND ONE CALLED " CP TIME " WHO PERFORMS AT HALFTIME AT 76ERS GAME. THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG WONDERFULLY. EVERYONE WAS IN A GREAT MOOD. I CALL IN BOTH MY KIDS TO HELP WITH COOKING AND BARTENDING. I ENJOY EVERY SECOND WITH THEM. IT WAS SUCH A DELIGHT BEING WITH THEM. I LET MY ELDEST ROLL OUT AFTER SOME TIME BUT MY YOUNGEST STAYS AND HELPS ME WITH THE DOOR.  SO MANY PEOPLE CONTINUE TO COME IN. I WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND MERRY CHRISTMAS AS THEY LEAVE. THEY WISHED ME BACK AND EVERYONE WAS IN A GREAT MOOD......E.......A.........G.......L.......E......S..!!!!...........................................EAGLES !!!!!!!!

  OKAY......SO THE EAGLES HAVE ONE MORE STEP TO TAKE AND NOTHING IS EASY THIS SEASON SO PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT OUR BIRDS TO BEAT THE GIANTS EASILY. I MEAN , 2 WEEKS AT HOME , IT TOOK OVERTIME. MY QUESTION IS......DO I TRAVEL TO THE MEADOWLANDS ?  I HAVE NOTHING GOING ON THIS WEEKEND SO THIS COULD HAPPEN.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I DRIVE HOME AND SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS AND THE PUPPY. SHE HAD A VERY GOOD TIME AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE WITH ABOUT 10 PEOPLE. WE TALK AND GIGGLE PLAYING WITH THE CRAZY PLAYFULNESS OF THE PUP.

  I WILL TELL YOU....NO INTERNET AND TV BLOWS.

  THE 3 OF US MAKE A DEAL IN GETTING THE PUP UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. WE KINDA BEING GETTING UP AT THE SAME TIME. WE NOW MADE A PACT TO DO A ROTATION.

  OFF TO BED AS I LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK RADIO. IT WAS SO NICE.......GO BIRDS..........I LOVE YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENT OF KEEPING OUR SEASON ALIVE.

  MONDAY    12 - 23 - 19

  YOU WANT A LONG DAY AND NIGHT........HERE WE GO.

  FIRST WE MUST THANK VERIZON FOR PUTTING OUR CABLE TV , INTERNET , AND PHONES BACK ON-LINE.  A BAD INTERIOR PART IN A MODEM AND HE HAD TO CLIMB A TELEPHONE POLE OUT FRONT TO ACCESS A JUNCTION BOX. ALSO.....A 12 NOON TO 2PM APPOINTMENT AND HE SHOWED UP AT 11:15AM. I LIKE EARLY.

 START MORNING MAKING BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND STARTING THE CAR FOR OUR ELDEST. I ALSO WALK THE DOG AND FILL UP A VERY LOW BACK TIRE WITH MY COMPRESSOR.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE THE PUP FOR HER 2ND APPOINTMENT. A COUPLE OF NEEDLES AND THE PUP IS IN GOOD HEALTH. SHE GAINED 5 POUNDS SINCE THE LAST VISIT.......14 POUNDS TO 19 POUNDS.

 STOP AT A DRIVE THRU BANK FOR A DEPOSIT. WE MISS A TURN AND CIRCLE BACK TO THE BANK. THAT 2 MINUTES COSTS US 10 MINUTES. WHY ? AN OLD LADY WHO'S FIRST BIRTHDAY PRESENT WAS FIRE MEANDERED IN FRONT OF US VIA A 1920 STUDEBAKER. I COULD CRAWL FASTER. I ACTUALLY ASKED WHEELS TO BACK UP AND GO IN ANOTHER LINE. SHE CALLED ME A DICK. IT SAVED US 2 MINUTES.....NICE.  OH , I SAT IN THE BACK WITH THE WINDOW DOWN AND THE PUPPY PEERING OUT. I SAID TO HER , " LOOK MAZE......THERE'S A WHOLE WORLD OUT THERE. "  BASICALLY , IT WAS THE PARKING LOT OF OUR BANK.

  BACK HOME I MAKE AN EGG , HAM , & CHEESE SANDWICH ON A BAGEL. I HAVE A LITTLE TRICK THAT MAKES THEM TASTE MUCH BETTER.....TIN FOIL.  ONCE DONE , WRAP THE HOT SANDWICH IN TINFOIL AND WAIT ABOUT 5 MINUTES.....TRUST ME......MUCH BETTER.

 OFF TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW BAD TRAFFIC WAS ON A FRIGGIN' MONDAY AT 11AM.  I ARRIVE AND START MY JOURNEY THROUGH MASSIVE AISLES OF PRODUCT.  AS ALWAYS THE REGISTER LINES ARE LONG AND ALWAYS EXPECT TO WAIT 30 MINUTES TO GET THROUGH.

  ROLL TO MY PARENTS HOUSE TO PICK UP DRESS SHIRTS. I HAVE A ZERO WARDROBE AND MY MOM IS AN EXCELLENT SHOPPER OF CLOTHES. I MEAN OVER THE TOP EXCELLENT. THIS IS HER 3RD TIME SHOPPING FOR ME BECAUSE THE SHIRTS WERE ALWAYS TO SMALL.  WELL , THEY ALL FIT GOOD. YEP......3X IS FOR ME NOW. I MUST ACCEPT I WILL BE FAT THE REST OF MY LIFE.

 AT MY PARENTS HOUSE I GO IN THE DINING ROOM AND START TRYING ON SHIRTS TO MAKE SURE THEY FIT. MY PARENTS ARE PRE-PLANNERS BIG TIME AND THE CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER FOR 30 PEOPLE IS ALL PREPARED. I MEAN EVERYTHING IS DONE FROM TABLES TO GLASSWARE TO DECORATIONS TO PLATES , FORKS , ....YOU NAME IT. THIS WAS ALL DONE AND READY ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO. ANYWAY , I MOVE A GLASS COOKIE PLATE TO LAY MY SHIRTS DOWN AS I TRY ON EACH ONE. MY FAT ARM KNOCKS OVER A BRONZE DEER SCULPTURE ON THE TABLE. IT SMASHES THE GLASS PLATE.....JESUS MY LUCK. I GAVE MY MOM MONEY FOR ALL THE SHIRTS LAST WEEK AND SHE HAD SOME CHANGE. I TOLD HER TO PUT IT TOWARDS A NEW PLATE. OH......LOVE ALL THE SHIRTS.

 LEAVE THEIR HOME AND AT THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY IS THEIR NASTY EVIL NEIGHBOR PRUNING HER BUSH BY A WHITE PICKET DRIVEWAY FENCE. THIS LADY IS A FUCKING NUTJOB. I WON'T GET INTO THE MULTIPLE SHIT SHE HAS DONE TO OUR FAMILY. ANYWAY , I WALK BY HER AND I HEAR , " MERRY CHRISTMAS ".  I REPLY , " OH , I THOUGHT SCROOGES DON'T LIKE CHRISTMAS. "

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD PRODUCT. I FRIGGIN' LOVE MY LARGE FREEZER FRIDGE. NO MORE STOCKING STUFF AT HOME. IT FITS A TON AND I LOVE IT. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE AND DO OTHER LITTLE STUFF. I AM GETTING TIRED ALREADY SO I ROLL HOME.

  AT HOME I UNLOAD AND WHEELS HELPS ME. I SETTLE IN AND CHECK MY EMAILS AND INTERNET.....ALL IS GOOD.

  GET SOME WORK DONE AND HANG WITH THE PUPPY. MY YOUNGEST GOES SHOPPING AND TO LUNCH WITH A FRIEND.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AND WHEELS AND I HAVE A NICE CHICKEN CUTLET DINNER. SHE REALLY DOES A GOOD JOB ON CUTLETS. IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS MOM WOULD MAKE US CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICHES WITH EXTRA SALT. OH MY GOD THEY WERE GOOD.

  YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND SHE GOT CHICK FILET FOR DINNER WITH A FRIEND. AFTER 15 MINUTES I ASK HER TO HELP ME AT THE NAIL. SHE RELUCTANTLY COMES WITH ME. I LOVE EVERY SECOND HANGING WITH THIS KID.

  WE ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND BEGIN DOING SO MANY THINGS....STOCKING PRODUCT , BREAKING DOWN BOXES , EMPTYING TRASH IN THE DUMPSTER , BREAKING DOWN DIVIDER WALLS , VACUUMING ,  CLEANING , DOING THE REGISTER , AND......SETTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. YEP.....I DECIDED TO BREAK THEM OUT SINCE WE ARE THE ONLY BAR OPEN EVERYDAY THIS CHRISTMAS WEEK.

 BARTENDER COMES IN AND SHE IS ADORABLE...ONE OF MY FAVORITES. SHE HELPS US FINISH THE DECORATIONS AND FIX A BARSTOOL. I ALWAYS ENJOY HER COMPANY AND SHE PLAYS OLD CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR US. I MAKE HER DO A FULL PRACTICE " CLOSE " WHILE I AM THERE.  WE RE-OPEN AND PEOPLE COME IN. WE ROLL OUT. LATER I HAVE HER TURN ON THE PA SYSTEM BECAUSE A GROUP WANTS TO DO KARAOKE. SHE ALSO CALLS ME LATE NIGHT TO DOUBLE CHECK HOW TO CLOSE. I FORGOT TO TELL HER NO CALLS AFTER 10PM. 1AM IS TOO LATE FOR ME.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I HANG WITH THE KIDS UNTIL THEY GO OUT OR TO THEIR ROOM. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER.  I DRINK WAY TOO MUCH. I HAD 4 BEERS AND 3 ROCKS GLASSES OF BRANDY. THE NEXT MORNING.....SUGAR HEADACHE.

 FLYERS AND 76ERS WITH GOOD WINS AGAIN.

  I AM LOOKING TO POSSIBLY GO TO THE EAGLES / GIANTS GAME IN THE MEADOWLANDS. A COMPANY WITH VERY REPUTABLE REVIEWS DOES EAGLES ROAD TRIPS ALL THE TIME. THEY ARE CALLED THE GREEN LEGION. PRICE......$275 A PERSON. IT INCLUDES FOOD , BOOZE , TICKET , AND BUS TRIP.

  WHEELS IS FEELING GOOD AND ONLY WEARING A TOWEL WHILE SITTING ON OUR COUCH. I KNOW THIS MEANS GO TIME AND I AM GETTING SOME APPLE. WITH WHEELS ALCOHOL = SEX. I CAN'T BLAME HER AND THIS IS A GOOD THING FOR ME. ANYWAY , A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND HER BROTHER COMES IN TO VISIT . I OFFER HIM SOME WINE AND WE JUST CHILL WATCHING TV.  WE HANG OUT ABOUT 2 MINUTES AND I SEE WHEELS IS RESTLESS. SHE WANTS TO GO TO BED RIGHT NOW. OH , THIS IS ANOTHER THING WITH HER. SHE WANTS 3 SECONDS OF SEX AND THAN IMMEDIATE SLEEP. I USUALLY PROVIDE THIS. SHE SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND JUMPS OFF THE COUCH AND GOES UPSTAIRS TO BED. WE SEE HER ASS AND BOTH HER BROTHER AND I DON'T BAT AN EYE. WE CONTINUE TO WATCH TV.............dream ends.

   TUESDAY     12 - 24 - 19

  UP EARLY AND DOING MY MORNING ROUTINE.  PLAYING WITH THE PUP IS PART OF THIS ROUTINE NOW. THIS DOG IS DEFINITELY A SWEETHEART AND STARTING TO KNOW OUR FAMILY.....AND US TO HER TOO.

  SHOWERED AND DRESSED I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AROUND 4:15PM. WITHIN 30 MINUTES , I AM HEADING TO OUR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER.  AROUND 30 FAMILY MEMBERS GATHERED TOGETHER. IT WAS FUN. THE 7 FISHES WERE PROBABLY THE BEST I CAN REMEMBER. THE LAUGHS WERE A PLENTY AND I GOT TO ENJOY CHILLING WITH SOME OF MY YOUNGER NEPHEWS.  THE JOKES WERE FLYING OF COURSE AND THE LAUGHTER WAS CONTINUOUS.

  BY 8:15PM I AM THE FIRST ONE TO LEAVE. WHY ?....THE NAIL OF COURSE.  I OPEN BY 8:30PM AND MEET OUR ADORABLE COLLEGE BARTENDER IN FOR THE HOLIDAYS.  WE GO OVER SOME MINOR PROCEDURES AND I ROLL OUT.  THIS KID IF REALLY A GOOD PERSON AND I LIKE HER BIG TIME.

 AT HOME THE KIDS CHILL WITH THE PUPPY AND WHEELS AND I FINISH THE SERIES THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

  I HAVE SOME VODKA'S AND DIET CRANBERRY.....NO BRANDY.  HEAD TO BED AROUND 11:30PM ONLY TO BE AWAKENED AT 1:30AM BY THE PUPPY. I DO NOT GET HER AND WAIT UNTIL 2:30AM....NOW THE DOG WANTS OUT OF HER CRATE.

 I WALK HER AND SHE DOES HER THING. I GIVE HER A TREAT AND PLACE HER ON MY BED. SHE WILL SLEEP WITH ME UNTIL MORNING. THE DOG CUDDLES UP TO YOUR NECK WHICH IS ADORABLE.

 BEFORE GOING BACK TO BED AT 2:30AM I DECIDE TO CHECK ON OUR BARTENDER BY TURNING ON MY CAMERAS. I SEE SHE IS STILL THERE CLEANING BY HERSELF. I CALL THE NAIL AND TALK TO HER. I SEE HOW SHE DID AND TELL HER NOT TO WORRY ABOUT CLEANING UP AND TO GET OUT NOW.  I HELP HER CLOSE AND I ASK , " IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAD A BIG NIGHT ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YES I DID AND IT WAS ALOT OF FUN. I MADE $605 " I WAS HAPPY FOR HER. NOT BAD....ARRIVE AT 9PM , DONE BY 2AM , AND MADE 605 DOLLARS.

    WEDNESDAY        12 - 25 - 19

  MERRY CHRISTMAS.......THIS MORNING I GOT TO ENJOY KIDS OPENING PRESENTS , A PUPPY ON MY LAP , AND LISTENING TO SOME MUSIC.

  SNUGGLES WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUPPY. WE STARTED A MOVIE BUT BOTH OF US GOT TIRED WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

  ROLL TO THE NAIL AND PREPPED FOR TONIGHT. CHRISTMAS EVE WAS A BIG NIGHT HERE. THE BARTENDER DID PRETTY GOOD FOR 5 HOURS.  HER FINAL TALLY.....$605.   

 BACK HOME WE CHILL FOR ALITTLE BIT BUT THAN HEAD TO A FAMILY CHRISTMAS DINNER. THIS ONE WAS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT THAN MY SIDE OF THE FAMILY. A PRIVATE CHEF DROVE IN FROM SOUTH JERSEY AND THE HOUSE HAD 3 FIREPLACES GOING.  FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND I GOT TO JOKE WITH BLUE BLOODS.  LET'S JUST SAY THEY HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE PHILLIES.  I TOLD STORIES TO GET THEM TO TELL STORIES AND IT WORKED OUT NICELY. I LIKE MAKING THE OLDER FAMILY TELL STORIES. IT KINDA REJUVENATES THEM. NO ONE KNOWS I DO THIS ON PURPOSE. I EVEN WALKED THEM TO THEIR CAR AT THE END OF THE EVENING.  THEY LOOKED FOR ME TO SAY GOOD BYE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS PRETTY NICE.

  NINE OF US SHOT POOL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. MY EXPERTISE AND BEING A " 7 " IN OUR POOL LEAGUE FOR 20+ YEARS ( THE HIGHEST RANK YOU CAN BE AND UNDER 2% OF PLAYERS EVER REACH THIS RANKING )  WAS NOT REALLY APPRECIATED. I WAS ALSO MVP 3 TIMES IN OUR LEAGUE AND TO THIS DAY NOT ONE PLAYER EVER ACHIEVED THIS. BUT......MY " HELP " WAS NOT REALLY RECEIVED WARMLY. I LIKE TO COACH AND ASSIST BUT SOME OF THE FAMILY RIBBED ME FOR HELPING.  I GUESS I WILL BE QUIET NEXT TIME. I TRIED TO BE POLITE , SUPPORTIVE , AND MAKE JOKES. BUT.........NOT RECEIVED. I MEAN IF BARRY BONDS GAVE ADVICE ON BASEBALL OR KOBE BRYANT ON BASKETBALL WOULDN'T YOU JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LISTEN TO LEARN ? I GUESS I SEE THINGS DIFFERENT.  WHENEVER THE GRANDFATHER TALKED TONIGHT I WAS QUIET AS A MOUSE TO LISTEN TO HIS STORIES. I MEAN THIS GUY MADE IT IN LIFE 100X'S OVER SO WHY WOULDN'T I HEED ANY ADVICE OR JUST SIMPLY LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ?

 OH , TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE SIZE OF THIS BASEMENT AND HOUSE......IN THE BASEMENT ALONE - POOL TABLE , FOOSBALL TABLE , PING PONG TABLE , BERMUDA POOL TABLE , FULL SECTIONAL , HUGE TV'S , TREADMILL , BATHROOM , STORAGE ROOM , A TON OF DEER HEADS AND SO MUCH MORE. THE HOUSE IS REALLY NICE TO SAY THE LEAST. IT KINDA MAKES ME MELANCHOLY AND ENVIOUS THAT WE STRUGGLE DAY TO DAY MONETARILY AND THEY HAVE THE EASY TRAIN. IMAGINE REMOVING MONEY OUT OF YOUR LIFE AND NEVER WORRYING ABOUT MONEY ?.........NO BILLS FOREVER. I CAN NOT GRASP THAT REALITY.

  I DID ENJOY HANGING OUT WITH MY KIDS AND THE YOUNG ONES.  A LITTLE WINE AND SOME CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND IT WAS FUN. OVERALL A VERY GOOD NIGHT.

 ROLL HOME AND I WIND DOWN WITH A VODKA/ DIET CRANBERRY. AGAIN.....NO BRANDY. WE WATCH A CUTE LITTLE MOVIE CALLED THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN IT'S WALL WITH JACK BLACK. IT IS KINDA A HARRY POTTER TYPE FLICK.

 OF COURSE WE PLAY WITH THE PUPPY.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. I THINK THIS ROTATION WITH THE PUP IS WORKING PRETTY GOOD FOR EVERYONE.

  THURSDAY       12 - 26 - 19

  WELP , ANOTHER DINNER OF WAY TOO MUCH FOOD AND DESERT. BUT.....IT WAS VERY NICE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR TONIGHT. I BROUGHT A FAMILY MEMBER WITH ME. WE STOP AT WAWA TO GET PRETZELS AND I LET HIM RUN IN.  HE COMES OUT AND GOES TO THE WRONG VEHICLE. THE LADY IN THE CAR FREAKED OUT WHILE I LAID ON MY HORN TO TELL HIM WHERE I WAS. SHE SHOOK HER HEAD AND I LAUGHED.

 AT THE NAIL WE CLEANED FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR.

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH THE PUPPY AND I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED GREENBOOK. IT WAS BASED ON A TRUE STORY ( THOUGH ALWAYS HOLLYWOODIZED ) IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  FAMILY ARRIVES AND WE HAVE PEOPLE OVER. A TON OF FOOD AND IT WAS VERY NICE.

 I ROLL OUT TO THE NAIL AND MUSICIANS ARE WAITING FOR ME. I HAD A NICE CROWD AND SOME PATRONS WERE OLD FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF FORMER FRIENDS / SOFTBALL PLAYERS HERE. IT WAS FUN TO TALK TO THEM.

  A GOOD CROWD BUT I HAD SOME BAD NEWS FOR A REGULAR. HE ACTED LIKE AN ASS TO ONE OF OUR FEMALE BARTENDERS. A DOORMAN ESCORTED HIM OUT. HE RECEIVED A FLAGGING OF NO SATURDAYS HERE ANYMORE. HE ACCEPTED IT AND APOLOGIZED.

  ROLL HOME AND I HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS TO END THE NIGHT.

  DREAMT OF MY FATHER-IN-LAW AND UNCLE THROWING FOOD AT ME AND I WAS CATCHING IT.  WE WERE WAITING FOR OUR DESERTS AT A RESTAURANT AND THEY GOT BORED SO THEY THREW SMALL PIECES OF UNEATEN STEAK AT ME. THEY WERE LAUGHING..............DREAM ENDS. ( IT WAS GOOD TO SEE MY FATHER-IN-LAW )

  FRIDAY         12 - 27 - 19

  WELP , WHEELS AND I ALWAYS SEEM TO MAKE TO FIRST MOVE WITH BANKS EVERY DAMN TIME AND AGAIN , WE DID IT TODAY.  YOU WAIT AND WAIT AND WAIT AND NOTHING HAPPENS. IT IS TOTALLY FRUSTRATING. THIS MORNING SHE SENT A GROUP EMAIL FOLLOWED BY ME ADDING MORE BANK EMPLOYEES INTO IT. IT WORKED. WE GOT A PHONE CALL FROM A FRIEND AT THE BANK AND WE GOT A SETTLEMENT DATE AND TIME.  LATER I TALKED TO WHEELS AND I AM NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY UNTIL IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS.  WE HAVE BEEN BURNED BEFORE.

  FAMILY AND WHEELS DRIVE TO ALLENTOWN TO RETURN HOME. I CHILL AT HOME AND TAKE IT EASY.

  OFF TO THE NAIL BY MYSELF. I TRIED TO GET MY KIDS TO GO WITH ME BUT THAT WASN'T HAPPENING.

 STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO PICK UP CLOTHES. AGAIN , THEY ARE TOO SMALL AND NEED TO BE HEMMED BY A TAILOR.  EARLIER I ASKED TO HAVE DINNER. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND I NOTICED THERE WERE JUST 2 DINNER PLATES ON THE TABLE INSTEAD OF 3.  MY PARENTS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS HAVE EVERYTHING READY WHEN I ARRIVE. WELL , I PUT MY JACKET ONLY SLOWLY THINKING I WOULD HEAR FROM ONE OF MY PARENTS , " WAIT , I THOUGHT YOU TOLD ME YOU'RE STAYING FOR DINNER ? "  THEY TOLD ME TO LOSE WEIGHT SEVERAL TIMES SO I GUESS THE NO 3RD DINNER PLATE WAS A SIGNAL OF , " HEY FATTY , WE'RE NOT FEEDING YOU ANYMORE. "

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR TONIGHT. I GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND HEADED HOME.

 NEVER DID THIS BEFORE. ON THE DRIVE HOME I HIT EVERY RED TRAFFIC LIGHT. IT ACTUALLY PISSED ME OFF STOPPING AT EVERY FUCKING RED LIGHT.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP.  WE HAVE A LITTLE EPISODE AS THE PUP COMES SPRINTING OUT OF MY YOUNGEST BEDROOM WITH A PAINT POD IN HER MOUTH. MY KID WAS RIGHT BEHIND HER. WHEELS AND I HELP WITH THE CHASE AND THE DOG PIERCED THE POD WITH HER LITTLE PIN TEETH. SOME WHITE PAINT GOT ON HER TONGUE. ALL OF US GRAB THE PUP AND BRING HER TO THE SINK AND BEGIN SPRAYING WATER IN HER MOUTH. YEP....ANOTHER DAY WITH THE PUPPY.

  WE SETTLE IN WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND WATCH THE 76ERS GET SMOKED BY A HORRIBLE TEAM AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF SHAMELESS WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF MAGIC FOR HUMANS. THE MAGICIAN IS VERY CLEVER. IT IS ON NETFLIX AND ONLY 22 MINUTE EPISODES.

  LATE NIGHT I WATCHED THE 2ND HALF OF A CUTE MOVIE WITH  REESE WITHERSPOON AND THE ACTOR WHO PLAYS THE HULK. IT WAS CALLED FEELS LIKE HEAVEN.

 OFF TO BED AND IT IS MY ROTATION FOR THE PUP. BY 3AM I HEAR THE SQUEAKS. I WALK HER AND BRING HER TO MY ROOM. NO MATTER WHERE I MOVED ON MY BED SHE FOLLOW BY SNUGGLING UP AGAINST ME COMPLETELY. IT IS KINDA NICE. I GOT ZERO SLEEP BUT IT IS NICE. MY FAVORITE PART IS WHEN SHE SNUGGLE ON MY NECK LIKE A CAT. IF I MOVED SHE WOULD GROAN AND I COULD HEAR AND FEEL HER BREATH.

  SATURDAY       12 - 28 - 19

 DOING MY DUE DILIGENCE.....FOR NAUGHT.

  I SPENT 3+ HOURS PLANNING FOR A 3 DAY GET AWAY AND CHECK UP ON OUR CONDO. BUT , ALL OF THAT WENT WAS CANCELLED WHEN FAMILY MEMBERS STARTED BAILING ON ME.  I WAS PEEVED BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO.

 SPENT TIME SENDING OUT JANUARY CALENDARS FOR THE NAIL.

 RE-FIXED A CELL PHONE VEHICLE HOLDER FOR OUR JEEP.

  76ERS LOSE HEART BREAKER AGAIN. GEE....NOT SURPRISED.

  FLYERS GET CRUSHED.

  PENN STATE WINS.

  COLLEGE SEMI FINALS - LSU CRUSHES OKLAHOMA AND CLEMSON STEALS A WIN VERSE OHIO STATE.

  ANTICIPATING A CRUSHING GUT PUNCHING LOSS BY OUR EAGLES. THIS WOULD BE THE PHILLY WAY TO HAVE OUR HEARTS AND SOULS SMASHED WHILE THE COWDICKS SMOKE THE REDSKINS.  EAGLES LOSE 21 - 20 ON A MISSED 45 YARD FIELD WITH 3 SECONDS LEFT IN THE GAME. COWCOCKS BEAT REDSKINS 48 - 3.

  HORRIBLY SAD IS THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF AN LSU COACH DIES IN A PLANE CRASH. SHE WAS ON BOARD A 6 PERSON SMALL AIRCRAFT COMING TO SEE THE GAME.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I DECIDED TO START WASHING ALL GLASSWARE AND MORE. I COULD NOT FIND MY STOCK OF DISHWASHING CHEMICALS............AND GONE.

 HUNG OUT WITH THE BARTENDER AND SOME PATRONS.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH THE PUPPY FOR ABOUT 2 SOLID HOURS.

 WALKED THE DOG AT NIGHT AND I SEE A GLOW IN THE DARK LEAF ON A BRANCH ON OUR TREE.  NOT SURE WHAT THEY ARE. IT IS 4 NIGHTS IN A ROW NOW.

  OFF TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT.

  SUNDAY     12 - 29 - 19

  WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO TALK ABOUT EXCEPT ONE THING.........OUR EAGLES !!!  I HAVE TO ADMIT WHEN IT WAS TIED 17 - 17 I COULD FEEL THE PAIN OF PHILLY FANS CREEPING UP IN MY GUT AND SOUL. BUT , WE GOT A CHRISTMAS GIFT LAST WEEK BY BEATING THE COWDICKS AND NOW A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR'S GIFT BY SECURING THE NFC EAST TITLE BY BEATING THE GIANTS 34 - 17. IT WAS AWESOME TO SEE.  I AM NOT SURE WHAT I LIKE MORE.....LOVING THE EAGLES OR HATING THE COWPANTIES.

  I ALSO THINK THE BEST SCENARIO FOR US IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS IS TAKING ON SEATTLE.  IT IS A WINNABLE GAME AND THE SEAHAWKS LOSING LAST NIGHT IN A HEART BREAKING FASHION AND THAN TRAVELING 2,800 MILES TO PLAY US HAS TO HELP A LITTLE BIT.

  THE SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND RADIO STATIONS HAVE ERUPTED AND IT IS FUN TO SEE AND HEAR.

  LOAD UP WHEELS AS SHE HEADS TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR A VISIT. SHE HIT TRAFFIC AND RAIN BUT GOT THERE OKAY.

  GOT TO HANG OUT WITH THE PUP FOR A LONG TIME WHICH WAS NICE.

 FLYERS WITH AN AWESOME OVERTIME WIN.

  WEATHER IS RAINING SO I ROLL HOME. I GOT TO HANG OUT WITH MY KIDS AND LATE NIGHT WE WATCHED THE MOVIE BRUCE ALMIGHTY WITH JIM CARREY. MY YOUNGEST NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.

  QUESTION - IN THE SEQUEL MOVIE EVAN ALMIGHTY TO BRUCE ALMIGHTY DO THESE MOVIES HAVE ANY CONNECTIONS TO EACH OTHER IN ANY WAY ?

 ANSWERS :

  YES THEY DO. BESIDES THE OBVIOUS OF GOD BEING PLAYED BY MORGAN FREEMAN. THE CHARACTER EVAN BAXTER IS IN BRUCE ALMIGHTY AS AN NEWS ANCHOR. IN EVAN ALMIGHTY HE UPGRADES TO A SENATOR AND DEALS WITH GOD BY BUILDING AN ARK.

  THEY ALSO INTRODUCE EVAN AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS LAST NEWSCAST.

  I SEEN BOTH THESE MOVIES 50 TIMES AND NEVER PUT 2 AND 2 TOGETHER.

  THE PUPPY WENT APE SHIT TONIGHT WHILE PLAYING WITH THE KIDS AND RETRIEVING A BALL. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY TO SEE THIS PUP SLIDING ON OUR FLOORS CHASING A BALL.

 HEY DALLAS FAKE FANS.....SUCK IT.

  ALL NFC COACHES WERE FIRED EXCEPT......DOUGY P.

 #GO BIRDS

  MONDAY     12 - 30 - 19

  I ARRIVE HOME AND MY KIDS ARE USING A COMPUTER TO WATCH A SHOW ON OUR BIG MAIN ROOM TV. I ASK , ": WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ? " THEY RESPOND WITH SOME KINDA OF KIDS MUSICAL SHOW.  I ASK , " WHAT WEBSITE ARE YOU USING TO WATCH IT ? " THEY RESPOND , " DISNEY PLUS. WE BOUGHT IT FOR $7 A MONTH. "

  I WATCH THE MANDALORIAN AND SEE BABY YODA. FIRST EPISODE WAS GOOD. YOU MUST BE A STAR WARS FAN TO EVEN HALF LIKE THIS SHOW. SOME COOL OLD SCHOOL CHARACTERS LIKE LITTLE BABY YODA ( WHO IS 50 YEARS OLD ) , CARL WEATHERS ( YO ROCKY ) , NICK NOLTE , PEDRO PASCAL AS THE MAIN ACTOR ( HE WAS IN GAME OF THRONES ) , MING NA WEN ( IN ONE OF  MY FAVORITE SERIES AGENTS OF SHIELD ) , CLANCY BROWN ( THE BAD GUARD IN SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION ) , AND MORE. THE REVIEWS HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT ON THIS SERIES.

  KIDS ARE SO NICE AND BEAUTIFUL WHEN THEY ASK FOR MONEY FOR SUSHI.

 ELDEST TAKES 2 TURNS IN A ROW TO GET PUP UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

  WE PLAY WITH THE PUPPY FOR MOST OF THE DAY. IT WAS NICE TO DO.

  GOOD CHANCE I WILL BE ATTENDING THE NEW YEARS DAY PARADE.

  WHEELS TRAVELING AGAIN. SHE TOURED WASHINGTON AND GOT TO SEE A COOL MUSEUM ALONG WITH A FANTASTIC RESTAURANT FOR DINNER. I HAD 2 SMALL BAGS OF CHOCOLATE COOKIES AND LEFT OVER MAC & CHEESE WITH LEFTOVER STEWED TOMATOES.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN AND CONTACT BANDS. I TALKED TO 4 BANDS TONIGHT.....NOT INCLUDING EMAILING BANDS. MY GOAL IS TO TALK / BOOK 2 BANDS A DAY.

 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY IS OFFICIAL. " PETE " , A REGULAR , WILL FOOT THE BILL FOR 2 HOURS TOMORROW NIGHT. YES , A FREE OPEN BAR FROM 10PM TO MIDNIGHT. THERE WILL BE A $5 COVER CHARGE IF YOU WANT THE OPEN FREE BAR. ALSO , ONE CATCH , IT IS FOR PETER'S FRIENDS OR FAMILY ONLY. IF HE DOESN'T KNOW YOU THERE IS NO FREE OPEN BAR. BUT......I HAVE A FEELING HE WILL ADD YOU ANYWAY.

 BACK HOME I CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST AS MY ELDEST HEADS OUT.  IT WAS NICE.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.

 EAGLES FANS GOING WAY OVER BOARD WITH ENTHUSIASM. C'MON MAN....SUPER BOWL TALK ? I THINK PLAYING SEATTLE AT HOME IS WINNABLE BUT ANYTHING AFTER THAT  IS A HUGE LONG SHOT.

 TUESDAY     12 - 31 - 19

 THE LAST DAY OF 2019. 

  WHEELS ROLLS HOME FROM HER WASHINGTON TRIP.

  WE TAKE A RIDE TO THE MARPLE MOVIE THEATRE. I BOUGHT A GROUP-ON FOR TICKETS LAST YEAR. ANNNNNNDDDDD IT DID NOT WORK. THE TICKET BOOTH SAID THERE WAS NO MONEY IN THE ACCOUNT AND THAN I TALKED TO A MANAGER AND SHE CONFIRMED. LOOKS LIKE I WAS SCAMMED.

  WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST LIKED JUMANJI 2. I THOUGHT THE FIRST HALF WAS SILLY AND ACTUALLY A LITTLE ANNOYING. I CAME TO THE MOVIE THEATRE TO SEE AND HEAR THE ROCK AND KEVIN HART. THE 2ND HALF THE MOVIE ADJUSTED AND IT WAS GOOD. THE THEATRE IS VERY COMFORTABLE......BIG LEATHER RECLINING SEATS.  I HAD SOME ISSUES THOUGH. AFTER HELPING A FEMALE HANDICAPPED GIRL TO HER SEAT I WENT TO MINE.

 THE ISSUES :

 1 - THE MOVIE WAS SOLD OUT SO WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST WERE AWAY FROM ME. KINDA LIKE THEY WERE AN ISLE AND WINDOW SEAT ON AN AIRPLANE AND I WAS ACROSS THE ISLE SEAT ON THE OTHER SIDE. THIS WAS NO BIG DEAL.

 2 - A FAT LADY AND HER FAT DAUGHTER WITH A HUGE HEAD STAND IN LINE IN FRONT OF ME FOR 20 MINUTES TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE GIGANTIC TRASHCAN OF POPCORN THEY GOT AND HOW RUDE THE EMPLOYEE WAS TO THEM.

 3 - THE THEATRE LEAVES ONE FRIGGIN' CEILING LIGHT ON. GUESS WHERE THIS WAS ?.....RIGHT OVER MY HEAD.

 4 - THE GUY SITTING NEXT TO ME SHOOK HIS LEG THE ENTIRE MOVIE. IT VIBRATED MY RECLINER SINCE WE WERE CONNECTED.

 5 - ON-LINE BUYING KINDA SURPRISED ME. THE MOVIE SHOWTIME WAS 1:30PM.  WE GET TO OUR SEATS BY 1:25PM. THE THEATRE WAS EMPTY. I ALMOST WENT BACK TO THE TICKET BOOTH AND SAID , " WHAT THE FUCK MAN ? YOUR SEATING CHART SAID THE SHOW WAS SOLD OUT AND WE COULD NOT GET SEATS TOGETHER ? " WELL , BY 1:55PM THE SHOW STARTED AND THE WHOLE THEATRE WAS PRETTY MUCH FILLED.

 6 - A LITTLE KID RAN UP AND AROUND THE ISLE AND RIGHT BY ME. SHE STOMPED HER FEET THE WHOLE WAY. THIS TINY KID WAS 3 FEET HIGH BUT WITH THE HEAVIEST FEET I EVER HEARD. SHE SOUNDED LIKE A HIPPO COME THROUGH STICKER BUSHES. THIS TRIGGERED 10 OTHER PEOPLE TO GET UP AND WALK AROUND.

 7 -  IT TAKES MUCH LONGER TO PURCHASE TICKETS THAN I THOUGHT. IT IS NOT THE OLD DAYS OF HERE IS CASH , HERE IS YOUR TICKET. EVERYTHING IS ONLINE , GIFT CARDS , MEMBERSHIPS , OR GROUP-ONS THAT DON'T WORK. I WAITED A FUCKING YEAR TO USE THESE DAMN TICKETS AND THEY DO NOT WORK......FUCKING BLOW.

  BACK HOME WE ORDER CHINESE. I MAKE A CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICH.  MY ELDEST SAYS IT WAS RUDE OF ME TO COOK DINNER AND EAT BEFORE THEIR CHINESE FOOD CAME. SO AFTER MY CHICKEN I HAD CHINESE WITH THEM.

  I WATCH AVENGERS ENDGAME. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I STAYED UNTIL 10PM AND THAN ROLLED HOME.  I DID SHOOT POOL AND PLAYED EXCELLENT. ONE GUY CHALLENGED ME AND I RAN THE TABLE. I PLAYED DOUBLES WITH MY ELDEST AND WE WON. I PLAYED A CUT THROAT GAME AND WON THAT. IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE I SHOT POOL ON THE NAIL TABLES.

  THE NAIL HAS A BIG CROWD AND I LET THE BARTENDERS HANDLE IT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF RAY DONOVAN WHICH WERE VERY GOOD AND WE WATCH THE BALL DROP IN NEW YORK.

 OFF TO BED AND I START A WET DREAM WITH WHEELS. THE ONLY PART THAT SUCKED WAS MY BROTHER SLEEPING IN A BED ACROSS FROM US. I NEVER GOT ASS. MAN......EVEN IN MY DREAMS I GET NONE.

  WEDNESDAY     1 - 1 - 20 ( NEW YEARS DAY )

  WE DO THIS ABOUT EVERY OTHER YEAR......HEAD TO BROAD STREET FOR THE PARADE.  THE MAIN REASON IS BECAUSE WE HAVE A HUGE HOOK-UP.

  BY 11AM IN THE MORNING I START GOING THROUGH OUR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR DAY SUPPLY OF HATS AND BEADS.  I GATHER WHEELS , OUR YOUNGEST , AND A FRIEND TO LOAD OUR VEHICLE. OF COURSE , I HAD FILLED 3 FLASKS WITH CROWN AND BLACK BERRY BRANDY.

 AROUND 11:30AM WE ARE HEADING TO THE PARADE. WE MAKE GREAT TIME.

  WE ENTER OUR COUSINS HOME WHICH IS JUST 50 YARDS FROM BROAD STREET. YEP..........BOOZE , FOOD , WARMTH , BOOZE , BATHROOMS , FAMILY , FRIENDS , BOOZE , AND PARKING IS ALL JUST 50 YARDS AWAY. THIS IS A MONUMENTAL HOOK-UP AND WE HAD A BLAST.

 2 MAIN COUSINS WERE ACTUALLY IN THE PARADE THIS YEAR. THE OVERBROOK STRING BAND HAD 2 NEW HELPERS.  IT WAS FUNNY AS WE LOOKED FOR THEM ALL DAY AND THEY ENDED UP AT THE HOUSE. THEY QUIT ABOUT 3/4'S OF THE WAY THROUGH. THE JOKES WERE APLENTY.

  I GET RECOGNIZED TWICE BY RUSTY NAIL BANDS. IT WAS NICE THEY STOPPED TO SAY HELLO. ALSO , 2 FRIENDS SAW A FACEBOOK POST AND STOPPED AT THE CORNER OF PINE STREET AND BROAD STREET TO FIND US.

  I TOOK A LOT OF PICTURES AND MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIEND WHO I ADORE WERE SO ENTERTAINING. I LOVED EVERY SECOND. I BROUGHT A GREEN PLASTIC BUGLE HORN AND IT WAS ENTERTAINING. WE HAD A GROUP OF SMALL KIDS WHO TRIED BLOWING IT. THIS HORN IS KINDA TOUGH TO DO BUT THIS ONE ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL DID IT EVERY TIME. THE CROWD AROUND US CHEERED HER. THE PARENTS THANKED ME SEVERAL TIMES.

 EVEN FUNNIER , THE OWNERS OF CHRISTOPHERS IN WAYNE WERE IN OUR GROUP.  THE WIFE HAD A GREEN PLASTIC HORN JUST LIKE US SO EVERY TIME SHE BLOW IT I TELL OUR KID'S FRIEND TO RESPOND. IT WAS LIKE TWO SONGBIRDS CALLING EACH OTHER......TOO FUNNY.

  MORE GREEN HORN STORIES - THE DAY HAD HORN BLOWERS COMMUNICATING BACK AND FORTH.  THE ABSOLUTE BEST WAS WHEN WE WALKED BACK TO THE HOUSE AND I HEARD A HORN FROM ABOUT 2 BLOCKS AWAY. I ASKED " M " , " BLOW THE HORN. " ( SHE WAS THE BEST AT IT ) AND SHE DID. TWO SECONDS LATER THE PERSON RESPONDED. WE DID THIS ABOUT 3 MORE TIMES AND LO & BEHOLD AS WE PASS A SMALL SIDE STREET THERE IS THE HORN BLOWER WITH A FRIEND ABOUT 3/4'S OF A BLOCK AWAY. I POINT TO THEM AND LAUGH AND WE WAVE HELLO. THEY DO THE SAME WITH US. WE ALL LAUGH.

  MORE GREEN HORN STORIES - IN THE HOUSE I ASK " M " TO BLOW THE HORN. SHE DOES AND I MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT , " WE ARE GOING BACK TO BROAD STREET TO SEE OUR COUSINS " J " & " T " IN THE PARADE. IF YOU LIKE TO JOIN US PLEASE BRING CROWN. "

  LAST GREEN HORN STORY - WE END UP MEETING WITH ALL OUR COUSINS AND BY 5PM I ASK " M " TO BLOW THE HORN. SHE DOES AND I ANNOUNCE , " HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE. WE ARE HEADING OUT !! "  WE WALK WITH MY FAVORITE COUSIN TO WHERE WE PARKED AND I HAD " M " DRIVE HOME. WHEELS AND I WERE IN NO CONDITION TO DRIVE. OH , SHE FINISHED HER FLASK ABOUT 3 HOURS BEFORE ME. ACTUALLY I GAVE HER MY FLASK. SHE IS A LEGEND.

  OVERALL NEW YEARS DAY EXPERIENCE :

 FOOD - MAIN APPETIZERS WERE PIZZA HUT PIZZA ( AWESOME !! ) , CHILI , MAC & CHEESE , BUFFALO CHICKEN DID , ROASTED PORK WITH ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL SPICES AND FLAVORS INSERTED INTO IT ( GRANDMA'S RECIPE ) , ROASTED TURKEY , CHEESES , AND THE MAIN ENTREE.......NEW ORLEANS STYLE JAMBALAYA.  MY COUSIN IS FORMERLY FROM NEW ORLEANS SO ALL HIS RECIPES OUR CAJUN STYLE AND FROM HIS GRAND MOTHER. I HAVE TO ADMIT ADDING 6 JARS OF OYSTERS WAS NOT THE MOST APPEALING BUT THE JAMBALAYA STEW CAME OUT EXCELLENT. WE MADE JOKES EVERY TIME HE ANNOUNCED , " I AM ADDING OYSTER JAR NUMBER 2 " AND SO ON. SOME OF US CRINGED WHEN WE SAW THE RAW OYSTERS SLURP OUT OF A DRIPPING JAR OF GOO INTO THE MASSIVE BOILING POT. BY THE 6TH JAR THE JOKES WERE FLYING AND SO WERE THE SHOTS OF CROWN.  WE MADE JOKES IN THE KITCHEN AND IT WAS FUN. I LATER MADE A JOKE TO MY COUSIN AS I WAS LEAVING AND SAID , " I THINK YOU SHOULDA OF ADDED A 7TH JAR OF OYSTERS. " HE BURSTED OUT LAUGHING. 

  PEOPLE - COUSINS AND FRIENDS MADE APPEARANCES ALL DAY LONG. WE JOKED WITH EVERYONE. IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE EVERYONE.

  THE PARADE - THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER PARADES FOR SEVERAL REASONS. FIRST.....OUR 2 FUN COUSINS WERE IN IT. THOUGH THEY SAID THEY NEVER DO IT AGAIN.....TOO MUCH WALKING AND TROUBLE PLUS THEY RATHER BE AT THE COUSINS HOUSE.

  THE MAIN REASON WAS THE PERFORMERS. ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO THEY REVERSED THE DIRECTION OF THE PARADE. THIS MEANS THEY WOULD NOT PERFORM WHERE WE WERE STANDING AT. THIS IS A BIG DOWNER HAVING THEM JUST WALK BY. IT STILL IS FUN BUT IT IS BETTER WHEN THEY HAVE CHOREOGRAPHED DANCING AND MUSIC. WHEN WE ARRIVED THERE WAS A HUMAN WALL ACROSS BROAD STREET RIGHT AT PINE STREET. I SAID TO OUR GROUP , " THIS IS NEW . " TWO BANDS WERE FORCED TO STOP AND THEY PERFORMED.  THE POLICE BROKE UP THE HUMAN WALL BUT ANOTHER GOOD THING HAPPENED LATER. THE STRING BANDS WERE BACKING UP AND WAITING TO MOVE. SO , ONE BAND ANNOUNCED , " WE ARE GOING TO PERFORM RIGHT HERE "....SO THEY DID. THE BAND BEHIND THEM SAW THIS SO WHEN THEY WALKED UP TO OUR BLOCK...........AND THEY PERFORMED. IT WAS AWESOME !!!!

  WE ARRIVE HOME VIA " M " OUR DRIVER. WHEELS AND I SAT IN THE BACK WHILE THE KIDS WERE UP FRONT. I EVEN SAID , " I KINDA FEEL LIKE THE KIDS AND ADULTS HAVE BEEN REVERSED HERE.   EXCEPT ALMOST HITTING A CAR OUT OF THE PARKING LOT " M " DID AN EXCELLENT JOB DRIVING US HOME SAFELY.

 WE LAY WITH THE PUPPY AND SETTLE IN. I COULD DRINK NO MORE. WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 GOOD EPISODES OF RAY DONOVAN.

  THURSDAY       1 - 2 - 20

  THE NAIL NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME.  IT IS NICKNAMED THE BLACK HOLE FOR A REASON.

  2 DAYS IN A ROW I BEEN GETTING THESE HEADACHES. I NEVER GET SICK SO THIS IS NEW TO ME.  I THINK MY BODY IS TELLING MY HEAD , " HEY FATTY........STOP EATING SO MUCH OR WE WILL GIVE YOU A MIGRAINE HEADACHE EVERYDAY UNTIL YOU LOSE A 100 POUNDS. "

 NOT A HAPPY CAMPER WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE NAIL TODAY. I LIKE WHEN THE PLACE IS MESSY. THIS MEANS IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT. WELL , HOW ABOUT THIS ? I ARRIVED AROUND DINNER TIME AND DID NOT STOP CLEANING UNTIL 1:30AM.

 FLYERS MAKE A COMEBACK BUT FALL SHORT. WITH 2+ MINUTES LEFT , THEY HAD A 5 ON 3 WITH THE GOALIE PULLED TO MAKE IT A 6 ON 3 AND COULD NOT DO SQUAT.

  A FUN NIGHT WITH JUST JAM OPEN MIC. A LOCAL BAND STOPPED IN AND JAMMED WITH OUR REGULARS. IT WAS COOL TO SEE EVERYONE PLAYING TOGETHER.

  SPENT ALOT OF TIME CLEANING AND REMOVING ABOUT HALF THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. MUSICIANS WERE ON OUR STAGE SO I WILL LEAVE THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS THERE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. I GUESS KEEP A LITTLE SPIRIT GOING.

  PEOPLE JUST KEPT POURING IN AFTER 1AM. I AM JUST AMAZED BY THIS.  I HAVE TO ADMIT THEY WERE GOOD TIPPERS BUT THERE IS ALWAYS ONE PERSON WHO IS A BUTTHEAD. THAT PERSON WAS ASKED TO LEAVE AROUND 1:50AM.

 ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. BY 3AM I WAS A SLEEP.

 UP AT 5:45AM TO PEE AND MY YOUNGEST ASKS IF I CAN TAKE THE PUP. I TAKE LITTLE MAZE AND WE SLEEP IN MY BED. I ROLL OVER WHILE SHE WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF MY BED. WITHIN 1 MINUTE I FEEL A LITTLE BODY SNUGGLE UP AGAINST MY BACK AND SHE WORKS HER HEAD TO AND ON MY NECK. I FEEL AND HEAR HER BREATH NEXT TO MY EAR. IT WAS A WONDERFUL FEELING.

  FRIDAY     1 - 3 - 20

  " MY TURN "...........NOT A GOOD NIGHT.

  I SPEND WASTED TIME CALLING GROUP-ON AND AMC THEATRES TO ACCESS MY PURCHASE.  WASTED TIME.

  PURCHASED 5 WATCH BATTERIES TO FIX 3 WATCHES AND A SCALE.  I ALSO WATCH YOU-TUBE VIDEOS. I GOT ONE WATCH TO WORK. WASTED TIME.

  CALLED HEALTH-O-METER FOR WARRANTY. SURPRISINGLY THERE IS A 5 YEAR WARRANT.  THEY WERE EXCELLENT AT EMAILING ME DETAILS AND A FREE FEDEX SHIPPING LABEL.  I PRINTED IT OUT AND WILL MAIL TOMORROW. I LOOK FORWARD FOR THEM DENYING MY REQUEST 6 MONTHS FROM NOW.

  MY YOUNGEST TAUGHT OUR PUP TO " ROLL OVER ". IT IS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY.  THE PUP NOW KNOWS SIT , STAY , ROLL OVER , RING THE BELLS , LAY DOWN , GIVE ME YOUR PAW , COME , AND ALL WITH HAND SIGNALS ALONG WITH VOICE COMMANDS.

 WHY DON'T KIDS TAKE PARENT'S ADVICE ? I SWEAR TO CHRIST IT IS SO F'N FRUSTRATING. I ACTUALLY GOT HUNG UP ON BY BOTH MY KID AND WHEELS. THERE'S SOME FUCKING RESPECT. HOW ABOUT THIS STORY IN A TIME LINE FORMAT ?

 - ELDEST NEEDS A NEW PHONE. WHEELS CALLS AND SPRINT PHONE CONFIRMS SHE CAN HAVE AN UPGRADE....INSTEAD OF $750 THERE IS A SPECIAL FOR $450.  WHAT A DEAL !!! ( FEEL THE SARCASM ? ) ANYWAY , I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY SUGGEST CALLING SPRINT FIRST FOR DETAILS.

 - AFTER A 9 HOUR WORK SHIFT OUR ELDEST RACES TO KING OF PRUSSIA. IT TOOK 15 MINUTES FOR HER TO DECIDE WHEN WHEELS TOLD HER SHE CAN HAVE AN UPGRADE WITH A $300 DISCOUNT.  SHE IS NOT ON THE LIST TO MAKE A DECISION SO SHE CALLS US. THE REP THERE CAN NOT HELP HER EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ALL ON A GROUP PHONE CALL. I START TO COMPLAIN AND TELL OUR KID WHY SHE DROVE OUT NOW IN TRAFFIC AND RAIN. I GET HUNG UP ON.

 - ELDEST DRIVES HOME. SHE REALIZES SHE LOST HER LICENSE. SHE DRIVES BACK TO THE MALL TO SEARCH AT THE SPRINT STORE AND LOST & FOUND. IT CAN NOT BE FOUND.

 - BACK HOME AGAIN THEY CALL SPRINT AND NOW THEY SAY SHE CAN GET A NEW PHONE EVEN THOUGH THE STORE REP , IN FUCKING PERSON , COULD NOT DO THE TRANSACTION.

 - I ARRIVE HOME FROM THE NAIL AND SHE IS CRYING. SHE RETURNED A 2ND TIME FROM THE MALL AND STILL NO LUCK FINDING HER LICENSE.  ALL OF US SEARCH AND PRAY TO SAINT ANTHONY. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER SAINT ANTHONY COULD NOT HELP.

 ALL OF THIS SHIT AND WASTED TIME COULD OF BEEN TOTALLY AVOIDED IF THEY JUST LISTENED TO DAD.  BUT.....WHO THE FUCK AM I ? A FUCKING SPACONE.

  ROLL TO THE NAIL AND THE BANDS STARTED LOADING IN.  IT ENTERTAINS ME AS THE 1ST BAND WAS SUPER POLITE. WE TALKED ABOUT GRANDMAS , CHRISTMAS PRESENTS , BASKET WEAVING , SUGAR COOKIES , AND MORE. THAN THEY HIT THE STAGE WITH TOTAL HARDCORE DEATH METAL STYLE. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD AND SAID TO MYSELF , " NOT 5 MINUTES AGO WE TALKED ABOUT SUNSETS ON A BEACH. "

 HEADLINE BAND CANCELS DUE TO DIARRHEA.........NICE.

 I ROLL HOME AND IT IS MY TURN TO CARE FOR THE PUP OVERNIGHT. WORST NIGHT EVER. HERE IS ANOTHER NIGHTMARE SCENARIO IN TIME LINE FORMAT.

 - I GO TO BED AT 11:30PM. WHEELS STAY UP TO MIDNIGHT. SHE PUTS THE DOG IN THE CRATE AND AFTER 60 SECONDS SHE COMES IN MY ROOM AND TELLS ME THE DOG IS BARKING. I GET UPSET AND SAY , " I HEAR HER. LET THE DOG CRY FOR 5 DAMN MINUTES. " 1 MINUTE LATER THE DOG IS QUIET.

 - 1:30AM THE DOG STARTS SQUEAK BARKING AGAIN. I GET UP AND WALK HER. IT'S RAINING OUT.

 - IN MY BED WE SLEEP.

 - 3:30AM THE DOG JUMPS OFF MY BED. I GET UP AND WALK HER. SHE PEES AND POOPS. IT'S RAINING OUT.

 - IN MY BED WE SLEEP. WE TOSS AND TURN AND THE DOG LOVES TO SNUGGLE AGAINST MY BODY. IT IS A WONDERFUL FEELING HAVING A WARM BOYD SNUGGLE AGAINST YOU. I HAVE NOT FELT THAT IN MANY YEARS.

 - UP AT 6:45AM SHE JUMPS OFF MY BED. I FEED HER.

 - BACK IN BED WE FALL ASLEEP ONE MORE TIME.

 - 7:30AM SHE JUMPS OFF THE BED. I WALK HER AND SHE PEES AND POOPS. IT STOPPED RAINING. I AM THINKING FO HEADING TO THE SEASHORE BECAUSE IT IS SO DAMN WARM OUT. LOVE TO SEE THE PUP ON THE BEACH.

 IT IS NOW 9:30AM AND I AM WORKING ON MY WEBSITE , BAND EMAILS , AND THE PUP IS LAYING NEXT TO ME.

 3 DIFFERENT PEOPLE CONTACTING ME ABOUT EAGLES TICKETS. GO BIRDS. FUNNY..... I FELT LIKE THE EAGLES WOULD LOSE AGAINST THE GIANTS AND COWGIRLS. I FEEL SEMI-CONFIDENT AGAINST THE SEAHAWKS. THIS MEANS THEY WILL LOSE BIG TIME. EVERYTHING I DO IS REVERSED IN LIFE.

 BANK WAS SUPPOSE TO CONTACT US NEXT MONDAY BUT I DECIDE TO START THE BALL ROLLING NOW. THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT DECISION AS 3 DIFFERENT BANK REPS UPDATED US BIG TIME ON OUR SITUATION AND STATUS. IT LOOKS VERY GOOD FOR A CLOSING NEXT FRIDAY BUT I ALWAYS HAVE THE SAYING , " I WILL BELIEVE IT WHEN I FUCKING SEE IT. "

  OH , ONE MORE THING. THE PUP THREW UP IN MY BED.

 SATURDAY     1 - 4 - 20

  UP EARLY AFTER A HORRIBLE NIGHT WITH THE PUP. SHE IS ADORABLE , FUN , AND HAS ATTITUDE BUT MAN GETTING UP 5 TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT IS NOT FUN.

 FIGHTING AN ICE MACHINE. NO IDEA WHY OUR ICE BIN IS FILLING UP WITH SOME WATER AND FREEZING THUS MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO GET ICE FROM IT VIA THE DOOR PANEL.

 MADE A BUNCH OF VISA SLIPS VIA OUR PRINTER AND HOME MADE CUTTER. IT WORKS PERFECT.

  START MY RUN - HEAD TO THE NAIL AND SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR TONIGHT.  SOMETIMES I AM SO PROUD OF THIS DIVE BAR EVEN AFTER A BAND MEMBER FROM THURSDAY NIGHT SAID , " EVER THINK OF REMODELING THIS PLACE? "

  AFTER PACKAGING A DIGITAL WEIGHT SCALE I DRIVE TO A FEDEX STORE THAT DOES NOT EXIST. YEP.......I COULD NOT FIND IT. IT HAD THE ADDRESS OF THE LOCAL ACME. SO , I LOOK FOR A 2ND CLOSEST ADDRESS AND IT IS IN VILLANOVA. I DRIVE THERE WITHIN 5 MINUTES , ENTER THE PLACE , THEY TAKE THE PACKAGE , AND I GET A RECEIPT ALL IN ABOUT 30 SECONDS. I EVEN HELD A DOOR OPEN FOR A PIECE OF ASK LADY. SHE THANKED ME AND WANTED TO KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING LATER TONIGHT.

 THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH WAS NOT TRUE.

 BACK HOME TO CHILL AND TRY TO NAP. I COULDN'T.

 RETURN TO THE NAIL AND BANDS ARE WAITING. WE FILL UP QUICKLY AND IT WAS A VERY GOOD NIGHT.  A VERY GOOD STAFF RAN A TIGHT SHIP AND IT WAS A FUN NIGHT. OH......EVERYONE WORE BLACK. YES , IT WAS A METAL SHOW. I DO NOT MIND BECAUSE METAL BANDS STAY FOR EACH OTHER. THE ONLY GENRE OF MUSIC TO DO THIS.

 LISTENING TO SPORTS RADIO PRETTY MUCH 24/7. I FEEL GOOD ABOUT OUR 1ST ROUND PLAYOFF GAME BUT I AM STILL NERVOUS FOR OUR EAGLES. THIS SEASON HAS BEEN COMPLETELY OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE THINK. CRAPPY TEAMS WE LOSE TO AND GOOD TEAMS WE PLAY WELL AGAINST. SOMETIMES WE WIN SOMETIMES WE DON'T.

  3 DIFFERENT PEOPLE OFFERED ME EAGLES TICKETS. I SAID NO TO ALL OF THEM.

  I REALLY ENJOY WORKING WITH OUR STAFF TONIGHT. I ALSO ENJOYED TALKING TO THE BANDS AND THIER FANS.

 QUICK STORY :

 AN ADORABLE BLONDE COMES OUTSIDE WITH ME AND THE DOORMAN. SHE IS DRESSED IN A SKIMPY LEATHER OUTFIT AND MAKE-UP THAT ACCENTS HER BLUES EYES. IT WAS A COOL LOOK AND SHE HAD A KNOCK-OUT BODY TO BOOT. ANYWAY , WE START TALKING. SHE CAME OUTSIDE BECAUSE THE BAND WAS USING A FOG MACHINE. IT BOTHERED HER EYES. SHE TELLS ME SHE GRADUATED FROM HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL AND HER PARENTS LIVE 2 BLOCKS FROM HERE......BUT......SHE NEVER BEEN TO THE NAIL. OF COURSE I JOKE WITH HER.  SHE WAS VERY COOL.

 CONTINUED - I ASK HER WHAT YEAR SHE GRADUATED HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL ? SHE TELLS ME 2014. I GIGGLE AND SHAKE MY HEAD AS I TELL HER , " OH MAN ,TO BE YOUNG WITH HAIR AGAIN. I GRADUATED IN 1981." SHE LAUGHS AND PROBABLY THINKS SLEEPING WITH ME WOULD BE HORRIFIC. I CALL MY DOORMAN OUTSIDE WHO STEPPED INSIDE FOR A MOMENT. I TELL HIM ," IF YOU CAN GUESS WITHIN ONE YEAR OF HER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL I WILL BUY YOU MILLER HIGHLIFE'S AFTER THE SHOW ". HE WAS FUNNY AND HE STALLED TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE TIMELINE. BUT....HE GUESSED 2015. THAT WAS A DAMN GOOD GUESS AND IT WON HIM MILLER HIGHLIFE'S.

 TRAVELING BAND MEMBER ASKS ME IF IT IS COOL TO USE A FOG MACHINE. I SAY YES AND HE REPLIES , " AWESOME !!! THE LAST CLUB SAID NO. "

 ANYONE FEEL BAD THE PATRIOT LOST AT HOME ?

 BUFFALO SHITS THE BED WITH A 16 - 0 LEAD. I WANTED HOUSTON TO WIN AND THEY DID. MOSTLY BECAUSE OF J.J. WATTS RETURNING AFTER BEING OFF 4 MONTHS. I ALSO LIKE WHEN THE HOME TEAM WINS.....HINT HINT OH GODS OF FOOTBALL.

 FLYERS BASICALLY BLOW. THEY GET CRUSHED.

 ROLL HOME AND HANG WITH THE PUP. OUR YOUNGEST TEACHING THE PUP TO ROLL OVER IS HILARIOUS.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH NO BEER OR BRANDY. BUT , I DID HAVE A ROCKS GLASS OF LIME GIN AND FINISHED A FLASK OF CROWN ROYAL FROM THE PARADE. THERE WAS ABOUT 2 SHOTS LEFT. I ALSO HAD SOME SODA WATER.

 SLEPT DECENT.

  SUNDAY     1 - 5 - 20

  YEP........JUST LIKE I FIGURED. THE LAST REGULAR SEASON GAMES AGAINST THE GIANTS AND COCKDICKS I FELT WE WOULD LOSE. TODAY , I BOUGHT INTO ALL THE " DETAILS " AGAINST THE SEAHAWKS AND THOUGHT , " OK , MAYBE WE DO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN. " WE HAD HOME FIELD , REVENGE FACTOR , A HOT QUARTERBACK , YOUNG PLAYERS TRYING TO MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES......DAMN , MAYBE THIS COULD HAPPEN. SHIT , THE VIKINGS UPSET THE SAINTS , MAYBE WE COULD DO THE SAME AGAINST THE SEAHAWKS ?

  WELP , THIS IS PHILADELPHIA AND HEARTS ALWAYS GET CRUSHED. OUR BEST PLAYER ON OFFENSE GETS HITS FROM BEHIND HELMET TO HELMET AND IS REMOVED JUST 9 MINUTES INTO THE GAME.  OUR BACK-UP QB DID A GOOD JOB BUT WE ALL KNEW THE OUTCOME. IT WAS THE EXACT DUPLICATE GAME IN THE NOVEMBER MATCH.....EVEN THE DAMN SCORE WAS THE SAME.  OUR HEARTS GET CRUSHED WITH THIS LOSS.  I WAS EVEN THINKING , " DAMN , IF WE WIN 2 IN A ROW AND THE VIKINGS WIN ONE MORE WE COULD HAVE ANOTHER HOME GAME FOR THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP. "

 OH , ALL THE CARSON WENTZ NAYSAYERS AND BEATERS ARE POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA HE SHOULD BE TRADED AND IS INJURY PRONE. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I RESPONDED TO SUCH IDIOTIC STATEMENTS.

  I HAD A GOOD SCENARIO IN WATCHING THE GAME....BIG SCREEN , MERRILL REESE , MY YOUNGEST , AND A PUPPY. I GOT TO WATCH THE GAME WITH 100% ATTENTION.

   OH WELL , IT SICKENS ME TO WATCH THIS GAME AND AGAIN , JUST LIKE NOVEMBER'S GAME , NOT REALLY CHEER. WE NEVER WERE IN THIS GAME.

  SO ....MY DAY.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR TONIGHT. IT TAKES ABOUT 2 HOURS AND I HEAD BACK HOME.  OH , I WAS PRETTY ANGRY ON HOW OUR BAR WAS LEFT AT CLOSING. NOT LOCKING DOORS OR SAFES IS NOT A GOOD THING.

 AT HOME WE LOAD UP. ME , THE PUPPY , AND MY YOUNGEST.  I LOVED EVERY FREAKIN' SECOND OF OUR TREK TODAY.  WITHIN 1 HOUR WE WERE ON THE ROAD. WE ACTUALLY PASSED THE LINC AND I SAID , " WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VISITING SOME FRIENDS TAILGATING ? " WE DECIDED NOT TOO.

 WE ARRIVE AT THE BEACH AND MAN DID OUR SAND TAKE A BEATING. I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS. IF YOU WALK TO THE BEACH THERE IS A 12 FOOT DROP OFF. IT IS REALLY SOMETHING TO SEE. MOTHER NATURE BEAT US DOWN. WE WALK ALONG THE DUNES AND TREAT OUR OUR PUPPY SO MANY NEW SMELLS AND SIGHTS. IT WAS PRETTY FUN TO SEE. WEATHER WAS NICE FOR JANUARY.

 USING A GIFT CARD WE GET TREATED TO PRIMO HOAGIES. WE TRY 3 DIFFERENT SANDWICHES.....THE BADA BING , THE WHACK , AND THE PRIMO. ALL WERE GOOD BUT NOTHING BEATS THE BADA BING. WE EAT REALLY GOOD AND I SO ENJOY MY KID AND PUPPY'S COMPANY. I WOULD NOT TRADE THIS FOR ANYTHING.

  WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE EAGLES. MY KID FALLS ASLEEP WITH THE PUP WHILE I WATCH THE GAME. OUR CONDO IS IN " SEASONAL " MODE SO I WAS HAPPY I GOT THE GAME , MERRILL REESE TIMED PERFECTLY ON A RADIO , AND INTERNET. I EVEN TEXTED 2 NEIGHBORS TO USE THEIR ID NAMES AND PASSWORDS IN CASE WE COULD NOT GET INTERNET. WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS YESTERDAY I SPENT 30 MINUTES WITH COMCAST AND THEY TOLD ME I WOULD HAVE NO INTERNET. GUESS I AM NOT CALLING THEM TOMORROW.

  AFTER THE GAME WE DECIDE ON A LATE NIGHT DINNER. WE CALL PIZZA HUT AND TAKE THE PUPPY WITH US. WE ARRIVE TO PICK UP OUR ORDER AND ONE WORKER LOVES THE PUPPY AND STARTS PLAYING WITH HER. THE FEMALE MANAGER WAS NOT SO CHEERY TO SEE OUR PUP BUT SHE WAS OKAY.  WE KINDA ORDER MORE THAN WE THOUGHT.  WE THINK GARLIC KNOTS ARE A SIDE APPETIZER BUT IT IS AN ACTUAL FULL PIZZA.

  BACK HOME WE TRY 3 DIFFERENT PIZZAS. WE WATCH THE GOLDEN GLOBES WHICH WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. JOAQUIN PHOENIX WAS PRETTY DRUNK AND WAS THE ONLY IDIOT DURING THE NIGHT.

  WE CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. I WALK THE PUP AND WE ALL SLEEP PRETTY GOOD.

  MONDAY      1 - 6 - 20 ( 23RD ANNIVERSARY )

 ON THIS DAY I ALWAYS THINK ABOUT A PERSON WHO KNOCKED US DOWN ON OUR VERY FIRST DAY PURCHASING THE NAIL. WE WERE OWNERS FOR LESS THAN 3 HOURS AND HE SAID " YOU WILL FAIL ". HOW'S THAT FOR A CONGRATULATION ? PRETTY MUCH THE STORY OF MY LIFE.  ONE YEAR LATER SOME MAIN EMPLOYEES AND FRIENDS OF THE NAIL LEFT US NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. IMAGINE THAT FEELING ? YOU THOUGHT YOU HAVE LOYAL FRIENDS THAT YOU PLAYED FOOTBALL , SOFTBALL , POOL , WHEELSTOCK FUCKING PARTIES AND MORE FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND THEY LEAVE YOU AT A DROP OFF AT HAT. NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TOUGH TO FORGET. I KNOW WHEELS IS AN ANGEL BUT WAS I THAT FUCKING BAD TO HAVE PEOPLE JUST LEAVE ? WHAT A FUCKING WORLD WE LIVE IN.

 WELL TO THE POSITIVE , AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF FACEBOOK FRIENDS , MUSICIANS , AND FAMILY CONGRATULATED US ON OUR " BIRTHDAY " TODAY. YES , ON FACEOOK , I MADE TODAY'S DATE OUR BIRTHDAY WHICH IS REALLY THE NAILS' ANNIVERSARY FOR US BUYING IT. WE WILL BE CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP. THE HARDSHIP AND PAIN I WENT THROUGH I WISH ON NO ONE. I READ THE PAIN IN OUR " HISTORY " PAGE LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. IT IS EXCRUCIATING TO BE BACK STABBED BUT REWARDING TO HAVE 20X MORE FRIENDS TODAY.

 SO , LET'S START THE DAY.

 A VERY LONG WALK WITH MY YOUNGEST AND PUP. WE COLLECTED SEASHELLS , WALKED THE BEACH IN OUR BARE FEET , WALKED THE BOARDWALK , AND VISITED THE DOG PARK. I DID NOT EXPECT 10 DOGS AND OWNERS THERE. EVERYONE WAS VERY POLITE. I TOOK PICTURES AND PLACED THEM ON FACEBOOK FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SEE.

 THEY ARE DOING SOME MAJOR WORK HERE BUILDING A METAL BARRIER WALL. MOTHER NATURE IS SO DAMN POWERFUL. SHE KNOCKED DOWN OUR BEACH BIG TIME TO NOW OUR ENTRANCE HAS A 12 FOOT DROP. IT REALLY IS SOMETHING TO SEE. WE HAVE TO WALK THROUGH THE DUNES ONE BLOCK LEFT AND SLIDE DOWN AN ALLEY EMBANKMENT OF SAND OR WALK 2 BLOCKS TO OUR RIGHT AND DO THE SAME THING ON A SMALLER DROP OFF OF SAND.

  BRING PUP HOME AND SHE RUNS RIGHT INTO THE SCREEN DOOR.

 LEFT OVER PIZZA HUT AND PRIMO'S IS NOT A BAD THING.

  WE CHILL AND PLAY WITH THE PUP. WINDING DOWN AND RELAXING IS VERY NICE HERE. ALSO , HAVING NETFLIX AND INTERNET IS GOOD TOO.

  TAKE A RIDE TO GET SUSHI. AGAIN MY KID USES THE INTERNET TO ORDER THE FOOD. WE DRIVE WITH THE PUP , SHE WALKS IN , AND 3 SECONDS LATER SHE COMES OUT. IT WAS DONE THAT FAST.

 OH , BEFORE GETTING IN THE CAR I SAY , " IS THAT A 20 DOLLAR BILL NEXT TO THE WHEEL ? " IT WAS.....MY KID DROPPED IT EARLIER. I GAVE HER 20 DOLLARS EARLIER IN THE DAY.

 BACK HOME I HAVE LEFTOVERS AGAIN ( THE 3RD TIME ) AND MY YOUNGEST HAS HER SUSHI.

 TAKE THE PUP ON ANOTHER LONG WALK AT SUNSET. IT WAS WONDERFUL. WE THREW A TENNIS BALL AND SHE CHASED IT UNTIL DARK. THE DOG IS HAVING FANTASTIC TIME WITH THE NEW SIGHTS AND SMELLS.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A COOL ANIMATED MOVIE CALLED SPIDERMAN : INTO THE SPIDEY VERSE. IT WAS VERY CLEVER.

 TAKE A RIDE TO WAWA TO GET MY KID A COFFEE MILKSHAKE. I GOT FLAVORED SELTZER WATER. WE ALSO FILLED OUR GAS TANK SINCE IT IS ABOUT 40 CENTS CHEAPER HERE IN NEW JERSEY.

 BACK HOME WE WIND DOWN. I DO SOME COMPUTER WORK WHILE MY YOUNGEST PLAYS WITH THE PUP IN HER BED ROOM.

 DURING THE DAY I DID DO SOME PUNCH LIST WORK :

 - MY LUCK - I BRING A CAN OF WHITE SPRAY PAINT. I TESTED IT AT HOME IN OUR BASEMENT. OF COURSE THE SPRAY NOZZLE IS GUNKED UP AND I NEED WD40 PENETRATING FLUID TO UNGUNK IT. I TELL MY KID I WILL BE OUTSIDE IN JUST 30 SECONDS. WELL , 5 MINUTES LATER I HAD THE SPRAY CAN WORKING.

  OH , THE " WHITE " SPRAY PAINT WAS ACTUALLY A " SATIN WHITE " WHICH IS A TOTAL DIFFERENCE. I SPRAY PAINTED THE BOTTOM 12 INCHES OF OUR FRIDGE BECAUSE IT HAD RUST MARKS. WELL , IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD EXCEPT NOW THE BOTTOM 12 INCHES DOES NOT MATCH. I SWEAR TO GOD MY LUCK BLOWS.

 - WINDEXED THE FRONT WINDOWS AND DOOR.

 - CLEANED A BATHROOM TOILET SEAT AND FAUCET HANDLE.

 - CLEANED A GLASS TOP ON A BEDROOM DRESSER.

  WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT AND SHE SETTLES IN WITH MY YOUNGEST.

 I GO TO BED AND SLEEP PRETTY GOOD. HAD SOME CRAZY DREAMS.

 THERE IS SOME GOOD IN THIS WORLD - OUR ELDEST LOST HER DRIVER'S LICENSE AT THE KING OF PRUSSIA MALL SEVERAL DAYS AGO. SHE WAS QUITE UPSET ABOUT IT. WELL , IT WAS FOUND AND MAILED BACK TO US TODAY. THE NOTE JUST SAID , " FOUND IN PARKING LOT ".  THANK YOU GOOD SAMARITAN.

    TUESDAY       1 - 7 - 20

  PRETTY TOUGH TO LEAVE THIS PLACE SO WE STAYED ANOTHER DAY.

  UP AT 5:30AM AND I TOOK 2 SETS OF PICTURES DOWN ON THE BEACH OF THE SUNRISE. I POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK. THEY ARE PRETTY COOL. THIS SOLE BIRD SWIMMING AND DIVING WAS PRETTY COOL. HE ( OR SHE ) DIVE AND WOULD POP UP 75 YARDS AWAY.

  NEXT I SAW A POD OF AT LEAST 30 DOLPHIN. THAT WAS DEFINITELY COOL. THEY COULD BE MY FAVORITE ANIMAL.

  ANOTHER CHILL DAY OF SNUGGLING WITH THE PUP , WATCHING TV , GOING TO THE BEACH EARLY , AND EATING LEFTOVERS. I THINK WE GOT 4 MEALS OUT OF 2 ORDERS OF PIZZA HUT AND PRIMO'S....AND STILL HAVE LEFTOVERS.

  WE WATCHED A VERY GOOD AND EYE OPENING DOCUMENTARY ON EATING HEALTHY. IT WAS PRODUCED BY JACKIE CHAN AND ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AND CALLED THE GAME CHANGERS ON NETFLIX.  A FORMER MMA FIGHTER / CHAMPION , SUPER SELF DEFENSE TEACHER OF SOLDIERS , AND HEALTH ENTHUSIAST SEARCHED FOR ANSWERS ON THE BEST POSSIBLE DIET OUT THERE ALONG WITH THE STIGMATISM OF EATING PLANTS. HE INTERVIEWS NFL PLAYERS , DOCTORS , NUTRITIONISTS , OLYMPIC ATHLETES , SCIENTISTS , NATURALISTS , ENVIRONMENTALISTS , AND MORE. IT WAS EXTREMELY EYE OPENING. WHAT IS COMES DOWN TO IS HAVING A PLANT BASED DIET IS WAY BETTER THAN MEAT BASED.  THE WHOLE WORLD WOULD BENEFIT IN MONUMENTAL  PROPORTIONS ALONG WITH BEING WAY HEALTHY AND HELPING THE PLANET BIG TIME.

 SOME FACTS AND GOOD ONE LINERS : ( OFF MY MEMORY NOW )

 - ABOUT 85% OF THE EARTH'S LAND IS USED TO RAISE CATTLE AKA ANY KIND OF MEAT. REVERSE THIS AND RAIN FORESTS AND SUCH WOULD THRIVE.

 - 25% OF ALL WATER IS FOR RAISING ANIMALS TO EAT.  THIS EQUATES TO 1 MILLION BOTTLES OF WATER PER PERSON PER YEAR.

 - THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD FROM AUSTRALIAN SET A NEW RECORD FOR SHOULDER LIFTING OVER A 1,000 POUNDS. HIS SHIRT READ " ONE BADASS VEGAN ".  HIS NICKNAME IS " THE OX ". HE WAS ASKED BY A REPORTER , " WHY DON'T YOU EAT MEAT ? " HIS ANSWER , " EVER SEE AN OX EAT MEAT ? "

 - 3 MIAMI DOLPHIN PLAYERS DID A TEST. 2 ATE BEEF OR CHICKEN BURRITOS WHILE ONE ATE A BEAN BURRITO. FOR JUST ONE MEAL AND THAN THEY ALL DID A BLOOD TEST. THE CLARITY OF BLOOD OR CLEARNESS WAS EYE OPENING. THE BEAN BURRITO PLAYER WAS SO MUCH MORE CLEAR THAN THE OTHER 2.

 THEY DID THE SAME TEST FOR ONE WEEK WITH A BOSTON FIRE COMPANY.  OVER A 70% OF FIREMAN DIE FROM HEART ATTACKS. AGAIN THE RESULTS AND THE NUMBERS WERE EYE OPENING.

 - SUPER ATHLETES , ONE AFTER ANOTHER , CONFIRM A PLANT BASED DIET WAS WAY HEALTHIER AND MORE ENERGETIC.  SCIENTISTS AND DOCTORS CONFIRMED. ONE DOCTOR EXPLAINED IN ONE SIMPLE SENTENCE. HE SAID ( I AM PARAPHRASING ) , " WE ARE ALL ANIMALS AND NATURE DESIGNED US FOR WHAT IS BEST WHEN HUNTING OR GATHERING FOR FOOD. LOOK AT THE DESIGN OF THE LION'S TEETH ? THEY ARE EDGED , SCISSOR-LIKE , AND MADE FOR TEARING. NOW LOOK AT THE HUMAN'S TEETH.....FLAT AND DULL MADE FOR CHEWING AND GRINDING. " THIS SIMPLE EXPLANATION MADE SENSE.

 - ARNOLD MADE AN APPEARANCE AND WAS GOOD. HE SAID , " TRY NO MEAT FOR JUST ONE DAY A WEEK. "

  OVERALL , IT WAS A VERY GOOD FACT BASED ANALYSIS ON EATING HEALTHY AND WHAT SUPER CHARGES US. TOP ATHLETES SET MORE RECORDS ON PLANT BASED DIETS AND LATER IN LIFE THAN ANY MEAT DIET THEY WERE ON BEFORE.

 A GOOD EXAMPLE - A CHEF FOR THE TENNESSEE TITANS COOKED ONLY HEALTHY PLANT BASED MEALS FOR HER SON ON THE TEAM. WITHIN 4 WEEKS 18 PLAYERS WERE MEETING AT HER HOUSE OF HEALTHY MEALS. THE FOOD LOOKED DAMN GOOD AND CONFIRMED BY THE PLAYERS TOO ON TASTE. THE TITANS HAVE NOT MADE TH E PLAYOFFS IN 15 YEARS. THEY MADE THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WON THEIR FIRST GAME OVER THE PATRIOTS IN NEW ENGLAND. THERE WERE AT LEAST 20 STORIES LIKE THIS DURING THE DOCUMENTARY.

 ICEBERG LETTUCE HAS MORE ANTI-OXIDANTS THAN ANY MEAT OR EVEN SALMON.

  I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH THE PLANET WOULD BE HELPED IF THE WORLD WENT VEGAN. IT REALLY IS EYE OPENING AND THE STIGMATISM OF EATING VEGAN IS PUT DOWN EVERY WHERE WE LOOK. THEY SHOWED COMMERCIAL AFTER COMMERCIAL WITH THE SAME THEME , " EAT MEAT AND EAT LIKE A MAN ". IT WAS CLEVER ADVERTISING AND RALLY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING A MAN.

  THE ROPE EXERCISE - AT THIS GYM A PERSON WOULD HOLD 2 LARGE AND LONG ROPES. THEY LOOK LIKE THEY COULD ANCHOR A SHIP. THE EXERCISE IS TO WAVE THESE ROPES NON-STOP FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN. IF YOU GO 20 MINUTES YOU GET TO WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE GYM'S WALL. NOT MANY DID THIS.  THE HOST , AFTER GONG FULL VEGAN PLANT BASED DIET AFTER INJURING BOTH KNEES TRIED THE ROPE EXERCISE 1 YEAR LATER ON THIS DIET. HE DID IT FOR OVER AN HOUR AND SMASHED ALL RECORDS. MANY ATHLETES HAD SIMILAR STORIES.

 THIS DOCUMENTARY WAS SO REVEALING AT THE END BOTH MY YOUNGEST AND MYSELF SAID WE WOULD TRY IT......AND I FRIGGIN' LOVE MEAT.

 WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF THE POLITICIAN. IT IS VERY GOOD.

 I WATCHED 2 EPISODES WITH THE PIECE OF ASS JEANNETTE MCCURDY FROM  ICARLY. THE SHOW IS CALLED BETWEEN. IT IS ABOUT A SMALL TOWN AND EVERYONE OVER 21 DIES FROM A MYSTERIOUS VIRUS. IT IS KINDA LIKE THE WALKING DEAD WITHOUT THE DEAD WALKING.

 WATCHED THE JEOPARDY SUPER COMPETITION. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED LATE NIGHT AND SLEPT GOOD AGAIN.  MY YOUNGEST TEACHING OUR PUP TO GO TO HER CRATE WAS CUTE.

  WEDNESDAY     1 - 8 - 20

  A NEW FAN OF MY BLOG EMAILED ME AND SAID " I LIKE YOUR STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS ".  I HAD NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANT AND LOOKED UP THE MEANING.  I NOW CAN SAY ......THANK YOU.

 I ASK MY YOUNGEST , " WOULD YOU STAY ANOTHER DAY ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YES I WOULD BUT I HAVE A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT AT 8AM TOMORROW. " MY RESPONSE , " CRAP........OK. "

 WE GET HOME AND FIND OUT THE DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT IS ACTUALLY NEXT WEEK. THERE WAS ALOT OF CURSING GOING ON IN MY HEAD.

 PUP SLEEPS THROUGH THE NIGHT AND I SLEEP GOOD AGAIN. OF COURSE THIS MEANS I SLEPT TO 5:45AM WHICH IS GOOD FOR ME. I WALK THE PUP AND GET TO SEE ANOTHER AMAZING MAROON AND RED SUNRISE.

  I BEGIN CLEANING AND FIND OUT OUR  ICE MACHINE IS NOT PRODUCING ANY ICE. MAN.....IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING. EVERY HOUSE HAS AN ICE MACHINE PROBLEM.  I BEGIN CLEANING EVERYTHING ELSE. MY KID GETS UP AT 11AM AND WE BEGIN LOADING UP. WE MAKE GREAT TIME HEADING HOME AND HAVE WONDERFUL CONVERSATIONS. HMMMMMM.....THIS WEEKEND IS SUPPOSE TO BE IN THE HIGH 60'S..........HMMMMM.

  A VERY BIG DAY FOR WHEELS AND I ON FRIDAY.  AGAIN , I WILL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT.

  AT HOME WE SETTLE IN FOR A BIT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND BARTEND FOR THE NIGHT. I WATCH THE FLYERS UPSET THE CAPITALS IN A VERY EXCITING 3 - 2 WIN AT HOME. FLYERS SCORED A GO AHEAD GOAL SHORT HANDED.

 GOOD CHANCE I WILL LOOK FOR FLYERS AND SIXERS TICKETS.

 I AM STILL SICK TO MY STOMACH ON THE EAGLES LOSING LAST SUNDAY.  ONLY PHILLY FANS GET OUR QUARTERBACK KNOCKED OUT OF THE GAME 9 MINUTES INTO IT. JESUS....THE PAIN WE SUFFER.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH MY YOUNGEST.  SHE HELPS ME SET-UP MY NETFLIX IN MY BEDROOM BECAUSE THE FIOS TECH RESET EVERYTHING 2 WEEKS AGO. WE TRIED TO SET-UP AMAZON PRIME VIDEO TOO BUT A FAMILY MEMBER WOULD NOT RESPOND TO A TEXT. WE HAVE BEEN USING HER ACCOUNT....JUST LIKE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE USING OUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT.

  NETFLIX IS WORKING AND WE ( WITH THE PUP ) WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE POLITICIAN. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 EATING PIZZA AND PRIMO'S FOR 4 DAYS AND I LOST 6 POUNDS......GO FIGURE. WELL , WE DID GO ON VERY LONG WALKS AND I HAVE NOT DRANK BEER OR BRANDY.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEEP BAD........DAMN IT.

  THURSDAY       1 - 9 - 20

  CRAIGSLIST MIGHT BE STRIKING AGAIN.........FLYERS AND 76ERS. BOTH PEOPLE KNOW THE NAIL WHICH ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL MORE SECURE.  WE WILL SEE.

  PUP KEEPS ENTERTAINING US. MY YOUNGEST HAS REALLY HAD PATIENCE IN TEACHING HER NEW TRICKS. TWO OF HER FRIENDS STOPPED BY TO VISIT.

  76ERS LOSE EMBIID FOR A MONTH AND WIN OVER THE CELTICS. IT WAS A GOOD WIN AND HAVING THE CELTICS PLAY 3 GAMES IN 4 NIGHTS ON THE ROAD HAD TO HELP.

  A VERY NICE DINNER WITH A FAMILY MEMBER. ALL OF US MEET AT A RESTAURANT AND OVERALL IT WAS GOOD. WHEELS GOT SOME BIRTHDAY GIFTS AND THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS OKAY TO VERY GOOD. SOME DISHES WERE VERY GOOD AND OTHERS LIKE THE MUSSELS WERE JUST OKAY. .....MORE GARLIC IN THE BROTH PLEASE.  THE BIG PICTURE WAS ALL OF US GETTING TOGETHER WHICH IS VERY NICE. I'VE BEEN SAYING FOR 5 YEARS WE SHOULD GET TOGETHER ONCE A MONTH OR EVERY OTHER MONTH.

 FOUND OUT THE REASON A FAMILY MEMBER HAS NOT TEXTED ME BACK.........SHE IS IN GERMANY.

  THE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PLANT BASED EATING REALLY AFFECTED ALL OF US. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE WE MAY GIVE IT A SHOT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WATCHING IT. AGAIN....OVER THE TOP EYE OPENING. IT IS CALLED GAME CHANGERS ON NETFLIX.........ABSOLUTELY EYE OPENING. PLUS IS IS PRODUCED BY ARNOLD AND JACKIE CHAN.

  BACK HOME I LOAD UP AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I TIMED IT PERFECTLY AS IN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES OVER 15 MUSICIANS CAME IN. IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT OF MUSIC AND PLAYERS JUST JAMMING WITH EACH OTHER. SOME OF THEM WERE VERY GOOD.

 SOME REGULARS COME IN AND I HANGOUT A LITTLE LONGER THAN I WANTED TO. PLUS THE OPEN MIC JUST JAM WENT PAST 12 MIDNIGHT SO I DECIDED TO PREP FOR FRIDAY NIGHT'S ACTS. I BEGAN SETTING UP WALLS AND MORE. I FINISHED EVERYTHING AND THIS WILL HELP FOR TOMORROW BIG TIME. I EVEN CHANGED THE MARQUEE SIGN.

 SHOPPING FOR A NEW ( USED ) VEHICLE. I AM TRYING TO DO MY DUE DILIGENCE.  I HAVE CONTACTED AT LEAST 5 DIFFERENT DEALERSHIPS.  MOST LIKELY I WILL MAKE A MOVE VERY SOON.

 AT HOME LATE NIGHT I WALK THE PUP. I DECIDE TO JUST BRING HER IN MY ROOM TO SETTLE IN. WE KINDA TOSSED AND TURNED BUT SHE DID NOT GET UP UNTIL 6:30AM WHICH IS FINE BY ME.

 SPEAKING OF THE PUP I AM GOING TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR WHOM WE GOT THE PUPPY FROM. I WANT TO SEE IF ANY OF OUR DOG'S BROTHERS OR SISTERS ARE IN THE AREA FOR A PUPPY PLAY DATE.

  FRIDAY      1 - 10 - 20

  WELP........IT'S DONE. WHEELS AND I RE-FINANCED A VERY LARGE LOAN.  IT COULD NOT HAVE GONE ANY SMOOTHER. WE HAVE WORKED WITH THIS AGENT SEVERAL TIMES WITH OTHER BANKS. HE IS NOW AT WSFS AND IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. WE SIGNED OR INITIALED OVER 200 PAPERS BUT I CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW EASILY THE WHOLE PROCESS WAS. WE NOW HAVE A DEFINITE " GO TO " BANK FOR ANY INVESTMENTS OR PROPERTY LOANS. WE EVEN GOT SOME CASH BACK MONEY OUT OF THE TRANSACTION.

 WE VISIT CAR MAX IN KING OF PRUSSIA.  I AM GOING TO PULL THE TRIGGER ON A CAR PURCHASE SOON.

 SCHEDULED A LARGE SIDE JOB FOR THE WEEKEND. SO NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS.

 CRAIGSLIST HAS STRUCK AGAIN. WE PURCHASED 76ERS TICKETS. THE GUY WAS IN A BAND WHO PLAYED THE NAIL. HE MESSED UP THE PRICING. IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE A $100 A TICKET AND HE CHARGED ME $60 FOR 2. HE KEPT HIS WORD AND ONLY CHARGED US 60 BUCKS.  I AM ALSO NEGOTIATING FOR FLYERS TICKETS AND A VEHICLE. I TALKED TO BOTH GUYS YESTERDAY. AGAIN , BOTH KNOW THE NAIL.  MAN, EVERYONE KNOW THE NAIL.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP. MAN , THIS DOG IS OVER THE TOP IN SNUGGLING. I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. SHE LOVES TO SNUGGLE AROUND YOUR NECK OR AGAINST YOUR BODY. WE WATCHED THE FINAL 2 EPISODES OF THE POLITICIAN. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO WAIT FOR THE ACTS. I DID PREP THE NIGHT BEFORE WHICH WAS AWESOME.  I HAD 2 PATRONS UNTIL 10PM. THE ACTS WANTED TO START AT 10PM TOO. WELL , WE WAITED UNTIL 11:15PM.  THE SHOW STARTED , THEY PLAYED ABOUT 75 MINUTES , AND WE WERE DONE. I AM NOT A FAN OF HIP HOP FOLLOWERS. THE MUSIC I CAN RESPECT BUT SOME OF THE  FANS ARE VERY DISRESPECTFUL.  I WON'T GET INTO IT.  I DID LIKE THE ABSOLUTE PIECES OF ASS THAT SHOWED UP. ABOUT 20 GIRLS LINE DANCING ON OUR STAGE WAS PRETTY FUNNY TO SEE. ALL OF THEM DRESSED SUPER SCANTILY BECAUSE OF THE WARM WEATHER.....JESUS TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.

 I GET SUPER AGITATED WHEN I HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH A PERSON AND THEY START TALKING WHILE I AM STILL TALKING AFTER ASKING ME A QUESTION !!!!!. I HAD THIS GUY TONIGHT WHO WAS IN A FORMER BAND I KNEW. HE ALSO KNEW A GOOD FRIEND OF OURS AND WAS TEXTING HIM. I ANSWERED THE SAME QUESTION 20 TIMES. SO DAMN FRUSTRATING.

 BARTENDER FALLS ASLEEP AND ARRIVES 1 HOUR LATE......NICE.

 A REGULAR GOING BEHIND OUR BAR. I DID NOT LIKE IT AND ASKED HIM NOT TOO.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN WITH A VODKA / DIET COKE. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETWEEN. IT WAS GOOD. IT STARS THE HOT BLONDE FROM ICARLY TV SERIES.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD.

 OH , WHEELS , YOUNGEST , PUP , AND A FRIEND HEAD EAST.  THEY ARRIVED SAFELY AND SETTLED IN NICELY. I AM A LITTLE BIT JEALOUS.

  SATURDAY     1 - 11 - 20

  MUST START BY SAYING HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHEELS.

  THIS WAS A LONG DAY.  I START THE MORNING EARLY AS ALWAYS. I LOAD MY VAN WITH TOOLS AND A 30' LADDER.  I HEAD TO A BIG SIDE JOB AT A COMPANY I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS.

  HERE IS SOME OF THE LIST I CAN REMEMBER : ( I EVEN MADE A LUNCH )

 - INSTALL A WATER FILTER FOR A FRIDGE ICE MAKER. IT GIVES ME ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS.

 - INSTALL A BATHROOM SINK FAUCET.

 - FIX 3 DESK DRAWERS ON 3 DIFFERENT DESKS.

 - REPLACE 10 DIFFERENT LIGHT BULBS IN CEILING FIXTURES.

 - ACCESS A HUGE ROOF AND CLEAN DRAINS AND ANY DEBRIS ALONG THE EDGES. I TOOK PICTURES.

 - HANG PICTURES.

 - RE-HANG 3 LARGE WHITE BOARDS.

 - FIX A DESK CHAIR.

 - SECURE A CUBICLE WALL.

  I LEFT PRETTY TIRED AND I WILL RETURN TOMORROW FOR PAINTING.....UGH. I GOT A KEY CARD AND PASS CODE TO WORK ON A SUNDAY.  NOW TO ME  , EVERY DAY IS THE SAME. IT REALLY DOESN'T BOTHER ME TOO MUCH WORKING ON A SUNDAY. AT THIS JOB I LIKE IT BECAUSE THE ENTIRE OFFICE BUILDING IS EMPTY. TODAY THERE WERE ABOUT 10 EMPLOYEES AND THEY LEFT AROUND 1PM. I STAYED TO ALMOST 5PM.

  AT HOME I TRY TO FALL ASLEEP FOR JUST 15 MINUTES.....I COULDN'T DO IT SO I JUST CHANGED AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I ARRIVE AT 5:50PM AND BANDS ARE WAITING. THEY WERE 45 MINUTES EARLY.

  A VERY YOUNG SHOW TONIGHT WITH A GOOD CROWD. I CARDED VERY HARD AND DENIED 4 DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM ENTERING. HOW DO YOU GO TO A BAR WITHOUT I.D. ? THE OTHER THREE I CAUGHT FOR BEING UNDER 21.

 I MADE A MISTAKE AND PUSHED MY DOORMAN BACK 1 HOUR. I COVERED THE DOOR UNTIL HE ARRIVED. THE MISTAKE.......WE GOT SLAMMED WITH FOOD ORDERS. I FELT BAD FOR THE BARTENDER WHO RAN HARD.

 CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. I MET A GUY WHO KNOWS THE NAIL AND HE VISITED ME. WE MADE THE EXCHANGE AT THE NAIL AND HE WAS COOL.  WHEELS AND I WILL BE ATTENDING A FLYERS GAME. THE SEATS.....RIGHT BEHIND THE FLYERS BENCH. I AM PRETTY PSYCHED TO BE SO CLOSE  BUT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE SIGHT LINES FOR VIEWING THE GAME. IF THEY ARE GOOD......I WILL USE THIS GUY AGAIN. IF THEY BLOW.......NO MORE.

 SO I PURCHASED FLYERS AND 76ERS TICKETS IN THE LAST 48 HOURS. ANOTHER CRAIGSLIST DEAL IS IN THE WORKING. I AM NOT SURE IF IT WILL GO DOWN BUT IT HAS A CHANCE TO BE THE BIGGEST PURCHASE I EVER MADE ON THIS WEBSITE. WE WILL SEE.

 FLYERS LOSE TO ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE NHL....TAMPA BAY.....1 - 0.

 49ERS ROLL OVER THE VIKINGS.

 REMEMBER THAT FOOTBALL TEAM WHERE 80% OF THE STARTERS ARE ON A PLANT BASED DIET AND IT SUPER CHARGERS THEM ? WELL , IS THIS A COINCIDENCE ? THE TENNESSEE TITANS NOW HAVE BEATEN THE FORMER SUPER BOWL CHAMPS PATRIOTS AND COMPLETELY OUTPLAYED THE #1 SEED RAVENS. BOTH GAMES ON THE ROAD......GO FIGURE. THE TITANS HAVE NOT MADE THE PLAYOFF SIN 15 YEARS. THIS IS THERE 1ST YEAR DOING THIS MEAL PLAN.

 TALKED TO WHEELS. SEEMS LIKE THE PUP HAD ANOTHER VISIT TO THE DOG PARK ON THE BEACH. THIS PUPPY IS A TERROR AND HAS NON-STOP ENERGY. I FELT BAD FOR THE OTHER DOGS AND I AM 100 MILES AWAY.

  THE NIGHT ROLLS ALONG AND FOR THE MOST PART EVERY ONE IS COOL. A MOM GOT UP ON OUR STAGE TO INTRODUCE HER SON. SHE READ A POEM ABOUT HIM FIRST. THOUGHT THAT WAS KINDA NICE.

NEARING 10PM I HEAD HOME. MY ELDEST ORDERED A BUNCH OF FOOD SO I HAD 2 SLICES OF PIZZA. I STAYED UP UNTIL 1AM AND HEADED TO BED.

 I DID NOT SLEEP TOO WELL.....UP AT 5AM.

  WELP , IT'S 7:30AM. GUESS I WILL START GETTING READY FOR DAY 2 OF THE SIDE JOB.

  TWO MORE STORIES :

  IF YOU SAW A CRAPPY MINIVAN BACKING UP AN ENTRANCE TO THE BLUE ROUTE 476 , THAN U-TURNING INTO A ONE WAY , THAN DRIVING THE ONE WAY TO LANCASTER PIKE.....THAT WAS ME. THE REASON......THE BLUE ROUTE WAS JAMMED PACKED AND STOPPED COMPLETELY. I HAD NO PATIENCE FOR THIS. I TOOK A PERFECT BACK DOOR TO GET TO THE JOB WITHOUT THE HELP OF MY STUPID GOOGLE MAPS ON MY PHONE WHICH IS NOT WORKING FOR SOME REASON NOW. IN STEAD OF SAYING " DIRECTIONS " , IT SAYS " PREVIEW ". WHAT THE HELL ?

 TALKING TO A SUPER NICE LADY TODAY AND SHE HAS A HUGE MOLE ON HER FACE. OH MY GOD I FELT LIKE AUSTIN POWERS....IF YOU KNOW THAT MOVIE SCENE.

  SUNDAY       1 - 12 - 20

   WELP , THIS WAS A LONG WEEKEND.

  START WITH HUMOR --- WHEELS TO ME - " THESE NEW SNEAKERS HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE 2 WEEKS. DO YOU PREFER THE ONES SOAKED IN BLOOD STILL ? "  I AM WEARING THE SNEAKERS I GOT BADLY CUT ON AND NEEDED STITCHES WHEN MY LEG WAS BLEEDING INTO THEM.

  SO UP EARLY ( WHAT'S NEW ? ) AND I DECIDE , ON A SUNDAY , TO GET TOT HE SIDE JOB A LITTLE BEFORE 8AM.

  I ARRIVE AND I CAME UP WITH A GAME PLAN THE NIGHT BEFORE. I HAVE TO LARGE WOMEN'S BATHROOMS TO PAINT. I PLAN ON DOING THEM TOGETHER AND NOT SEPARATE. IT WORKED OUT NICELY. 

  I REMOVE EVERYTHING FROM THE WALLS IN EACH BATHROOM.....LIGHTS , MIRRORS , PICTURES , OUTLET & SWITCH COVERS , SIGNAGE , SOAP DISPENSERS , AND MORE.

  NEXT I BLUE TAPE EVERYWHERE FOR " CUTTING " IN ON THE PAINT.  THAN I ROLL BOTH ROOMS.  I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND DO A MAJOR CLEAN-UP. THAN......LOAD A 1,000 TOOLS.

  I ROLL HOME AFTER 5PM AND DECIDE I BETTER GO TO THE NAIL FIRST FOR I AM CLOSE TO FALLING ASLEEP.

 ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND BEGIN MY NORMAL PROCEDURES. I HANG OUT A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR.

 HAPPY FOR ANDY REID AND THE CHIEFS. DOWN 24 - 0 , THEY SCORED 40 STRAIGHT POINTS AND WIN. THEY WILL BE AT HOME NEXT WEEK TOO FOR THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. IT WILL BE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY TO HOST A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

 PACKERS BEAT SEAHAWKS......THANK YOU GREEN BAY. I'M STILL SICK TO MY STOMACH ON EAGLES LOSS AND OUR QB 9 MINUTES INTO THE FRICKIN' GAME.

 LONG WEEKEND AND I WANTED BOOZE. I BASICALLY PUT 20 HOURS IN.  BACK AT HOME I MADE A VODKA/DIET CRANBERRY AND A GIN / SODA WATER DRINKS. I SEE WHEELS MAKES A BRANDY AND I ASK , " DO YOU THINK IF I ADD A BRANDY WOULD 2 DRINKS BE TOO MUCH ? " SHE REPLIES , " LAST TIME YOU DID THAT YOU CURSED AND PASSED OUT SAYING YOU HATE THE NEW YORK RANGERS. " SHE HAD A POINT.

  ALL OF US SIT IN THE MAIN ROOM WITH DRINKS , BLANKETS , AND THE PUPPY. I ASKED MY YOUNGEST TO SNUGGLE WITH ME AND HAVE THE PUP BETWEEN US. SHE ALWAYS DOES WHAT I ASK BUT WITH A GROAN. I LOVED EVERY SECOND. WE EVEN SHARED POPCORN.

 WE WATCH A CUTE MOVIE WITH SOME GOOD LAUGHS CALLED LONGSHOT. SETH ROGEN AND CHARLIZE THERON ( PIECE OF ASS ) STARRED IN IT. I EVEN WATCHED SEVERAL YOU-TUBE VIDEOS OF THESE TWO. THERE CHEMISTRY WAS SURPRISINGLY VERY GOOD.

   SLEPT PRETTY DECENT.

 NOTHING LIKE A GOOD PEE IN THE MORNING AFTER A NIGHT OF REST.  I AM ALMOST DONE AND I FEEL FUR ON MY LEFT LEG. I SAY GOOD MORNING TO THE PUP.

   TRYING TO GET MY CAR OUT OF A TIGHT PARKING SPOT I DECIDE TO GO UP A CURB AND EXIT THAT WAY. I STOP THE VEHICLE BECAUSE TWO GUYS ARE YELLING AT ME. I EXPLAIN I CAN NOT MOVE UNLESS I GO THIS WAY. THEY KEEP YELLING AND I DECIDE IT IS GO TIME. I TAKE MY KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION AND IT DISINTEGRATES INTO 10 PIECES. I AM TOTALLY SCREWED. I TRY TO PUT THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER AND MY COUSIN " T " STEPS IN. THE 2 GUYS LEAVE AND I ASK MY COUSIN IF HE CAN TAKE ME TO A HARDWARE STORE TO MAKE A COPY OF THE CAR KEY. HE SAYS HE HAS TO STOP TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT FIRST. WE STOP AT A VERY SMALL ITALIAN BISTRO AND HIS PASTA COMES RIGHT OUT. I TELL HIM I HAVE TO GO BECAUSE MY VEHICLE IS PARKED ILLEGALLY ON THE CURB......LITERALLY. HE SAYS , " OKAY LET'S GET OUT OF HERE. " AND IN ONE MASSIVE GULP HE SWALLOWS A WHOLE PLATE OF PASTA. HE STANDS UP WITH A GOOD PORTION OF PASTA HANGING OUT OF HIS MOUTH. HE USES THE TABLE CLOTH AS A NAPKIN. I JUST STAND THERE AMAZED........dream ends.

   MONDAY    1 - 13 - 20

  MAKING WHEELS BELLY LAUGH ONCE A DAY. THIS WAS COMPLETED BY 11:15AM.  I SAY , " IS THERE ANY LEFTOVERS FOR LUNCH ? " WHEELS REPLIES , " YOU CAN HAVE MY LEFTOVER BADA BING FROM PRIMO'S." NOW I JUST RE-WRAPPED THIS SANDWICH MINUTES AGO AND I REPLY , " YOU MEAN THE SANDWICH WITH ALL THE TEETH MARKS IN IT ? "  WHEELS ROARS LAUGHS.  MY JOB IS COMPLETE.

 HAD A VERY GOOD TIME WITH WHEELS TONIGHT. THE NAIL HAD A GOOD 2019 , WE DID A CLOSING WITH A REALLY GOOD BANK , AND I FINISHED A LARGE SIDE JOB.........IT WAS TIME TO CELEBRATE WHEELS BIRTHDAY AND CHILL. MAN , WE DID IT RIGHT.

  CRAIGSLIST STRUCK AGAIN WITH FLYERS TICKETS AS I WROTE SEVERAL DAYS AGO AND HERE'S HOW IT WENT :

 - MY MAIN GOAL WAS NOT TO RUSH AND ENJOY TIME WITH WHEELS AND THE EXTRAS WE GOT WITH THESE TICKETS.  FLYERS VS THE BRUINS ( HOTTEST TEAM IN THE NHL AND NUMBER 1 ) 

 - I LOAD UP OUR VEHICLE WITH A COOLER. WE LEAVE AT 4:20PM AND HEAD TOWARDS PHILLY. I KNEW IT TAKE ME AN HOUR DRIVE BUT I DID NOT CARE. WHEELS AND I TALKED THE WHOLE TIME , LISTENED TO MUSIC , AND IT WAS FUN. WE EVEN CONTEMPLATED GOING TO PAT'S STEAKS OR GENO'S.  WE BYPASS IT BECAUSE TIME ENDED UP BEING A FACTOR.

 - WE ENTER THE PARKING LOTS AND OUR TICKETS INCLUDED FREE ACCESS. IT IS A NICE THING TO HAVE AND YOU SAVE $40. WE HAD EVERYTHING PRINTED OUT AND WENT RIGHT IN. THE ATTENDANT TOLD ME TO GO STRAIGHT WHICH WAS AWAY FROM THE STADIUM SO I WENT LEFT AND GOT CLOSER. YES WHEELS CALLED ME SOME COLORFUL NAMES.

 - NEXT WE ENTER WELLS FARGO AND I JOKE WITH SEVERAL ATTENDANTS. I TELL THEM IT IS OUR FIRST TIME HERE. SEVERAL HELP US FIND THE CADILLAC GRILL. AGAIN , OUR TICKETS INCLUDED THIS MEMBERSHIP. WE ENTER AND EVERYONE IS DRESSED IN SUITS. I AM THERE 10 SECONDS AND I SEE " COATSIE " WALKING TOWARDS ME. HE IS A FORMER FLYER PLAYER AND DOES COLOR FOR THE PLAY BY PLAY. I SHAKE HIS HAND AND SAY ," BIG FAN , LOVE YOUR ENTHUSIASM. "

 - WE ENTER THE RESTAURANT AND WE THOUGHT IT BE A PLACE TO STAND AROUND , HAVE A BEER , AND MAYBE ORDER SOME FOOD. WELL , THIS IS A 5 STAR RESTAURANT WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS OF THE CITY OUTSIDE ( WITH FIRE PITS ) AND INSIDE WE REQUESTED A TABLE AGAINST THE GLASS VIEWING THE WHOLE HOCKEY RINK AND STANDS. IT WAS AWESOME !! THE PLACE IS OVER THE TOP BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS. WE ACTUALLY  FEEL WAY UNDER DRESSED. WE ORDER A $27 CHEESESTEAK ALONG WITH FRENCH ONION SOUP AND A CAESAR SALAD.  THE WAITERS AND WAITRESSES WERE ALL SUPER POLITE EVEN WHEN I JOKED WITH THEM. THE BATHROOMS WERE SUPER MODERN AND CLEAN AND MOST PEOPLE HERE WERE BLUE BLOODS. IT REMINDED ME OF WHEN WE GO TO PHILLIES  GAMES IN THE SUITE. WE EVEN OVER HEARD A BUSINESSMAN TALKING A 3/4 OF A MILLION DOLLAR DEAL HE HAD LAST WEEK. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND. THIS IS PROBABLY SOMETHING YOU DO ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS SO TONIGHT WAS OUR NIGHT. THE PLACE IS VERY COOL AND BEAUTIFUL DECORATED BUT WAY WAY OVERPIRCED.

 - WE FINISH UP AND WALK DOWN TO OUR SEATS. WE STOP TO GET A BEER AND BY THIS TIME THE GAME HAS STARTED. WE WALK DOWN TO THE CLOSEST SEATS I EVER HAD AT A FLYERS GAME. BASICALLY , WE WERE BEHIND THE FLYERS BENCH. I KEPT SLOWLY SPINNING MY HEAD TOWARDS WHEELS WITH MY MOUTH OPEN.  I DID THIS IN SUPER SLOW-MO 3 TIMES. SHE LAUGHED EVERY TIME. THESE SEATS WERE AWESOME !!

 - I POSTED ABOUT 12 PICTURES ON FACEBOOK FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SEE. WE WERE SO CLOSE TO THE PLAYERS WE COULD TOUCH THEM.......IF THERE WASN'T FOR A GLASS PARTITION BETWEEN US. IT WAS AWESOME !!! IT WAS SUPER COOL SEEING THE PLAYERS EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS ON THEIR FACES.

 - THE GAME - DOWN 5 - 2 THE FLYERS STORM BACK AGAINST A RED HOT BRUIN TEAM. WE TIE THE GAME 5 - 5 AND IT GOES INTO A 5 MINUTE OVERTIME. THE WHOLE STADIUM WAS CHEERING AND I YELL TO WHEELS , " ARE YOU READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING 5 MINUTES IN ANY SPORT ? " SHE KNOWS THIS AND GIVES ME A SUPER NERVOUS LOOK. BOTH TEAMS HAVE THEIR CHANCES AND IT GOES TO A SHOOT-OUT......OH CRAP......WE SUCK AT SHOOT-OUTS.

 - I HAVE A YOUNG NICE COUPLE SITTING NEXT TO ME. UNFORTUNATELY , THEY ARE ALL DECKED OUT IN BRUINS ATTIRE. IN FACT , THERE WERE A FAIR AMOUNT OF BRUINS FANS THERE. THEY GOT ALL THEIR CHEERING IN FOR MOST OF THE GAME WHICH SUCKED. BUT........NOW IT IS OUR TURN.  I TALKED SEVERAL TIMES TO THE GUY AND HE WAS COOL. AT THE START OF THE SHOOT-OUT I SAY TO HIM , " SINCE THE INDUCTION OF THE SHOOT-OUT THE FLYERS ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE NHL. "  HE REPLIES , " THE BRUINS ARE 0 - 6 THIS SEASON. " WE BOTH LAUGH.

 - THE SHOOT-OUT - 5 PLAYERS FROM EACH TEAM HAVE TURNS. NONE CAN MAKE A GOAL. WE NOW GO INTO SUDDEN DEATH SHOOT-OUT.....ONE ON ONE.....MONO Y MONO.  FLYERS KONECKY ( WHO ALWAYS HAS AN ANGRY SCOWL ON HIS FACE ) GETS A HUGE OVATION WHEN HIS NAME WAS CALLED OUT. I THOUGHT......" WHY DIDN'T THEY USE HIM EARLIER ? " ANYWAY , HE SCORES AND WELLS FARGO ERUPTS !!!!  I YELL TO WHEELS , " IF OUR GOALIE STOPS THIS SHOT , WE WIN !!! " THE PLACE IS GOING CRAZY. IT IS LOUD ! IT IS FUN ! AND I AM SCREAMING LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT ON CRACK !!!

 - THE FINAL BRUIN PLAYER ON THE SUDDEN DEATH SHOOT-OUT DOES SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER SEEN EVER IN AN OVERTIME MATCH LIKE THIS. THE REFEREE PLACES THE PUCK AT CENTER ICE. HE SIGNALS TO THE BRUIN PLAYER WHO IS AT THE BLUE LINE TO START. THE PLAYER SKATES HARD TOWARDS THE PUCK AND MISHANDLES HIS STICK TO THE PUCK. THE FANS GO WILD BECAUSE THE PUCK MOVED ABOUT 2 INCHES. THIS IS CONSIDERED A TURN. THE FANS ARE GOING NUTS ,THE REFEREES ARE HUDDLING TOGETHER TO MAKE A DECISION , AND THE FLYERS PLAYERS JUMP THE BOARDS.  WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE DECISION HERE IS.......GAME OVER !! THE FLYERS WIN !!!!

  IF THE PLAYER DID NOT TOUCH THE PUCK AT ALL HE CAN RE-GROUP AND TRY AGAIN. BUT....SINCE THE PUCK SLIGHTLY MOVED IT WAS CONSIDERED A TURN. WHAT WAS AWESOME WERE THE PHILLY FANS YELLING AND SCREAMING GREATLY.  THE BRUIN'S COUPLE SEATED NEXT TO ME......NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. I LOVED IT !!!! WOOOOH !!!

 THIS OVERTIME WIN WAS THE SUPER DAIRY QUEEN BIRTHDAY CAKE ICING TOPPING EVER. IF THEY LOST IT WAS STILL A REALLY GOOD TIME. BUT , SINCE THEY WON.....IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!

  WE LEAVE AND HEAD TO OUR CAR. WE DECIDE TO TAILGATE TO LET THE TRAFFIC GO DOWN. WE SIP SOME BRANDY AND SPLIT A BEER.  IT WAS WONDERFUL AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT TEMPERATURE WISE.

  ANOTHER GOOD THING IS WE FOUND A VERY GOOD WAY TO GET HOME. WE HAVE BEEN TO THESE STADIUMS 100'S OF TIMES AND NOW WE FIGURE THIS WAS OUT. WE ARE HOME IN 35 MINUTES.

 WE TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP TO END THIS WONDERFUL EVENING. I TOLD WHEELS SEVERAL TIMES I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME WITH HER.

  THE PUPPY SLEEPS WITH ME AND I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD UNTIL 5AM. MAN , DID I HAVE TO PEE. I WALK THE PUP AND WE SNUGGLE BACK IN BED UNTIL 7:15AM. THE DOG REALLY IS A LITTLE SNUGGLE BUNNY.

  TUESDAY     1 - 14 - 20

  CRAIGSLIST CREEPS CLOSER BUT WE HAVE CONCERNS.  WHEELS TOOK A RIDE WITH ME TO LOOK A CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING MINIVAN. IT IS IN MINT SHAPE AND HAS ALL THE BELLS & WHISTLES INCLUDING REMOTE START WHICH IS KINDA COOL.  WE MET THE OWNER AND HIS SON AND THEY WERE CLOSER GEOGRAPHICALLY THAN WE THOUGHT.....BASICALLY A 10 MINUTE RIDE. ANYWAY , I LIKE THE VAN OVERALL. BUT MY CONCERN IS THE INSPECTION IS DUE THIS MONTH. THE OWNER SAID HE GET IT INSPECTED ON THE 27TH. SO NOW WE WAIT WHICH MEANS I KEEP LOOKING. OF COURSE THE NEXT MORNING I FIND A VEHICLE VERY SIMILAR FOR LESS MONEY. I AM ALSO IN COMMUNICATION WITH MANY DEALERSHIPS AND EVERY ONE OF THEM THAVE HE SAME VEHICLES FOR 10 GRAND HIGHER.......... THOUGH THEY ARE NEWER AND LESS MILEAGE.

 WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF BETWEEN WITH THE PUP. IT STARS THE HOT BLONDE FROM ICARLY. THE SHOW'S PREMISE IS GOOD. THE ACTING.........SO-SO. BUT IT IS ENTERTAINING. DAMN SHAME IT ONLY LASTED 2 SEASON. IT HAS A PRETTY BIG FOLLOWING AND MANY HAVE ASKED ON ITS RETURN BUT NO ONE HAS STEPPED UP TO ANSWER THEM. I FIGURE IF THEY DO NOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IN OVER 2 YEARS AND TAKE DOWN THEIR WEBSITES......THE SHOW IS DONE.

 YOUNGEST HAS FRIENDS OVER AFTER THE WENT ART SUPPLY SHOPPING AND HAD SUSHI FOR DINNER. THEY ALL CAME BACK TO OUR HOUSE AND PLAYED WITH THE PUP AND WATCHED RICK & MORTY CARTOONS IN MY BEDROOM.....WHICH I WAS A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I CLEANED FOR 3 HOURS STRAIGHT. MY ELDEST CAME IN AND GIGGLED WATCHING ME CLEAN LIKE A MAID. ANYWAY , SHE WAS IN AN EXCELLENT MOOD.......WHY ?, BECAUSE I GAVE HER $60 TO GO DOWN THE STREET TO ANOTHER BAR AND PLAY BINGO.......ET TU , BRUTE ?

  VILLANOVA WITH A FUN WIN.....NERVOUS.....BUT FUN.

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF RAY DONOVAN. IT WAS EXCELLENT.

 WHEN WHEELS WAS AT THE SEASHORE I ASKED HER TO DEFROST THE FRIDGE COMPLETELY. THE REASON........TO FIX THE ICE MAKER. IT WORKED. NOW I JUST HAVE TO DO THIS WITH 2 OTHER PROPERTIES.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT. BEEN HAVING COOL DREAMS AND CAN'T REMEMBER THEM WHICH SUCKS BECAUSE I KINDA LIKE WRITING ABOUT THEM.

  WEDNESDAY      1 - 15 - 2020

  ANOTHER GOOD DAY AND NIGHT.

  STARTED MORNING DOING MY NORMAL STUFF.....LUNCH AND START CAR FOR ELDEST , EMAILING BANDS , AND DOING PUNCH LIST THINGS.

 I CHILLED WITH THE PUPPY AND WATCHED THE 2 FINAL EPISODES OF BETWEEN. THEY WERE GOOD AND IT IS A SHAME THIS SHOW GOT CANCELLED IN JUST 2 SEASONS ( WITH NO EXPLANATION ) IN 2016.

 WELP , I GOT A RESPONSE FROM ANOTHER MINIVAN OWNER SELLING HIS VEHICLE ON CRAIGSLIST.  I TEXT HIM FIRST OF COURSE. HE TEXTED BACK , " THE REASON I DID NOT EMAIL YOU BACK BECAUSE YOU ARE A LOWBALLER " I TEXTED BACK , " ALL GOOD. YOU COULD OF JUST COUNTER OFFERED. HAVE A GOOD DAY. " MAN , HOW FUCKING EASY IT TO RESPOND TO AN EMAIL AND SAY , " HEY , THAT PRICE IS TOO LOW BUT I COULD OFFER THIS PRICE. NO......GOTTA BE AN ASSHOLE.

 WELP......WHEELS AND I HAVE ANOTHER FUN NIGHT.  HERE IS HOW IT WENT AND THANKS FOR SO MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS COMMENTING ON MY SEVERAL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS I MADE WITH ALOT OF PICTURES.

 - LOAD UP CAR WITH COOLER AND TAKE A NICE RIDE TO CENTER CITY. WE MADE VERY GOOD TIME. I WANTED TO " MOSEY " EVERYTHING WE DID TONIGHT......AND WE SURE DID.

 - STOPPED AT PAT'S STEAKS ON PASSYUNK AVENUE. WE GET ONE CHEESE STEAK " WIT " WITH FRIED ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS. WORKERS WERE VERY POLITE.

- WALK ACROSS THE STREET TO THE EXTREMELY OVER THE TOP WELL ILLUMINATED GENO'S STEAKS. WE PURCHASE ONE PIZZA STEAK WITH MUSHROOMS AND PROVOLONE. WORKERS WERE VERY POLITE.

 ** COMPARISONS - BOTH SANDWICHES WERE UNDER-MEATED ( IF THAT IS A WORD ) , ABOUT $12 EACH , SMALLER IN SIZE THAN WE EXPECTED , AND " EH " IN TASTE.  THESE 2 COMPANIES ARE ICONS IN THE CHEESE STEAK PHILADELPHIA WORLD. I WAS EXPECTING TO BE BLOWN AWAY IN SIZE AND TASTE.  WE BOTH WERE DISAPPOINTED. WHEELS LIKES PAT'S AND I LIKED GENO'S.  BOTH OF US PREFER DALESSANDORS IN MANAYUNK WAY MORE.

 - DRIVE TO CHICKIE & PETE'S - WE ACTUALLY TAILGATE THERE FOR ABOUT 35 MINUTES. WE HAVE ARE STEAK SANDWICHES , SOME BEERS , AND OF COURSE......SOME BRANDY. ( YES I WENT OFF TRACK WITH THE BRANDY ). AGAIN , IT WAS AWESOME JUST TO CHILL , TALK , AND HANGOUT WITH WHEELS. I REALLY ENJOYED THIS TIME.

 - WHEELS AND I TAKE THE TAXI CRAB TO THE STADIUM. IT IS FREE AND ALWAYS FUN TO MEET PEOPLE. ONE GUY TOLD US HE HAS NOT BEEN TO A 76ERS GAME IN 15 YEARS. I TOLD HIM OUR STORY OF HOW WE GOT ENGAGED HERE 30 YEARS AGO.

 - INSIDE WE WALK AROUND AND LOVE THE 2ND LEVEL. OUR SEATS WERE 4TH ROW WHICH ARE PERFECT TO GETTING IN AND OUT FOR BATHROOMS , BEVERAGE , AND SUCH. WE EVEN HAVE NO ONE SITTING NEXT TO US SO WE SKIPPED SEATS FOR MORE ROOM. ALSO , WE WERE SEAT 1 & 2 ( TECHNICALLY 1 & 3 ) WHICH MADE IT EVEN FOR COMFORTABLE.  WE LOVED HOW CLEAN THIS WHOLE 2ND  LEVEL AREA WAS. SUPER CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING AND THE CROWDS FOR LINES AND BATHROOMS WERE AT LEAST 75% LESS THAN ON THE FIRST LEVEL.

 ** 76ERS DID NOT PLAY WELL BUT THEY KEPT HANGING AROUND. NEVER REALLY HAD THE LEAD. I WAS HOPING BY THE 4TH QUARTER WE HAVE MORE ENERGY THAN THE TRAVELING BROOKLYN NET TEAM. WE DID. WE MADE A RUN AND ENDED THE GAME WINNING.

 ** IN A MEN'S BATHROOM THEY HAVE AN OLDER GENTLEMAN AS THE ATTENDANT. I DO NOT THINK THIS IS NECESSARY BUT WHAT THE HECK. ANYWAY , THE GUY WAS VERY COOL AND HE PLACED A BOX OF FRENCH FRIES ON TOP OF A COUNTERTOP. HE TAKES ONE FRENCH FRY AND STEPPED OUTSIDE TO THE ENTRANCE. AS I WAS LEAVING I TAP HIM ON THE SHOULDER AND SAY TO THE OLD GUY , " HEY , SO YOU KNOW , I HAD A COUPLE OF YOUR FRENCH FRIES. I DID WASH MY HANDS BEFORE TAKING SOME. " HE ROARS WITH LAUGHTER.......MADE ME FEEL GOOD.

 ** IF A VISITING TEAM DURING THE 2ND HALF MISSES 2 FREE THROWS IN A ROW THE WHOLE STADIUM GETS FREE WENDY'S ICE-CREAM. OH MY GOD DOES IT GET SUPER LOUD WHEN THE PLAYER MISSES THE 1ST FOUL THROW. UNFORTUNATELY THEY ALWAYS MADE THE 2ND SHOT.

 - THE GAME ENDS AND WHEELS CLAIMS WE ARE GOOD LUCK FOR BOTH THE FLYERS AND 76ERS.  PERSONALLY , I SAY SHE IS THE GOOD LUCK.

 - WE WALK TO THE TAXI CRAB PICK-UP AND TALK TO THE SAME PEOPLE AGAIN. EVERYONE WAS IN A GOOD MOOD AND IT WAS FUN. WE WAITED 10 MINUTES AND THE TRAFFIC WAS PACKED. WE DECIDE TO WALK BACK TO CHICKIE & PETE'S WHERE WE ARE PARKED. THIS WAS FINE WITH ME BECAUSE AFTER BEER AND CHEESE STEAKS I COULD USE A GOOD WALK. WE FIGURED IT WAS ABOUT 1 MILE AT MOST OR A 15 MINUTE WALK.

 - IN OUR CAR WE TAKE A GREAT WAY HOME. AGAIN......35 MINUTES TO GET TO OUR DRIVEWAY.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP AND SETTLE IN. A FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST IS HERE AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THAT 70'S SHOW. AFTER THAT WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF RAY DONOVAN......AGAIN....VERY GOOD.

 WHEELS MAKES ME CRY LAUGH. THE STORY - I TELL HER I ALMOST WOKE HER UP MONDAY NIGHT AFTER THE FLYERS GAME. I WOKE UP AND HAD A MAJOR " STIFFY ". I MEAN I COULD OF HIT BASEBALLS WITH THIS THING. ANYWAY , IT IS 3AM AND NO WAY I AM WAKING HER UP UNLESS I WANT TO RECREATE THE SCENE FROM THE EXORCIST MOVIE. I TELL WHEELS I NEED TO THINK OF SOMEONE NOT SO APPEALING TO RELIEVE THE ROCK SOLID HARD-ON. I SAY 3 NAMES AND WHEELS PERFECTLY TIMED THE 4TH NAME AND SAYS IT. TO BE NICE I WILL NOT GIVE INITIALS LIKE I USUALLY DO. I STARTED CRYING LAUGHING.

 THURSDAY & FRIDAY    1 - 16/17 - 20

 I SWEAR MY MEMORY BLOWS. WHEELS ASKS ME IF I WROTE MY DAILY BLOG ON THIS WEBSITE. I SAY I AM GETTING TO IT NOW. TOTALLY......FORGOT.

 SO LET'S SEE WHAT I CAN REMEMBER FROM 2 DAYS AGO LET ALONE YESTERDAY.

 WHEELS CONTINUES HER BIRTHDAY WEEK OF PARTYING. WE WENT TO " THE CLUB " ON THURSDAY AND EDGEWOOD CAFE ON FRIDAY WITH OUR WHOLE FAMILY WHICH WAS VERY NICE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EDGEWOOD CAFE. IT IS A BYOB AND THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.

  AGAIN , I POSTED PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 I BARTEND AT THE NAIL AND WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS. FOR ME TO MAKE THE CLUB DINNER I HAD TO USE MY YOUNGEST AND PUPPY TO MAN THE HOUSE AT THE NAIL. THIS MADE ME QUITE NERVOUS. I HAD THE DOORS LOCKED UNTIL THE MUSICIANS KNOCKED ON THEM AT 7:45PM. BY 8PM I WAS THERE.  WHEELS AND HER FAMILY PICKED UP OUR YOUNGEST AND THE PUP FOR A RIDE HOME. IT WORKED OUT PERFECTLY.

  WE HAVE A VERY NICE GROUP OF MUSICIANS COME IN....ABOUT 15 TOTAL. WE ALSO HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY ARRIVE AND SOME REGULARS.  EVEN MY ELDEST STOPPED BY IN WHICH I WAS QUITE CONCERNED.  I WON'T GET INTO IT BUT I DROVE HER VEHICLE HOME AND LEFT MINE AT THE NAIL.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH EPISODES OF RAY DONOVAN AND SHAMELESS. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD AND BOTH HAVE STEPPED IT UP THIS SEASON.

 FLYERS LOSE AND 76ERS WIN.

  LATE FRIDAY MORNING , WHEELS ROLLS WITH ME TO THE NAIL TO RETRIEVE OUR CAR AND I HANG OUT TO CLEAN AND RECEIVE A BEER ORDER.

  WHEELS DOES THE FINAL TABULATIONS OF ALL OUR PROPERTIES AND THE NAIL. OVERALL , I AM VERY GRATEFUL WE CAN PAY OUR BILLS , BE IN THE BLACK , AND HAVE BRANDY IN THE FRIDGE 24/7.

 SNOW IS COMING......OH !!! MY !! GOD !!

 I BROKE THE BEJESUS OUT OF TOILET TANK LID AT A SIDE JOB LAST WEEKEND . SO , I WENT ONLINE TO PRICE THEM. I DID NOT REALIZE THIS STYLE OF TOILET LIDS CAN BE $80 OR MORE. WHAT THE HELL ? I MILES BUY A NEW TOILET.......OR GO DOWN MY BASEMENT AND FIND A LID THAT MATCHES. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT BUT I THINK I FOUND 2 LIDS THAT MATCH THE ONE I BROKE. I WILL TAKE A RIDE TO MY SIDE JOB TOMORROW AND A CLEANER WILL LET MEET. WE WILL SEE.

SPEAKING OF SIDE JOBS......I AM LINING UP 2 MORE SMALL ONES.

 STILL SEARCHING ONLINE AND DEALERSHIPS FOR A TOWNE & COUNTRY MINIVAN. I FOUND SOME PRETTY GOOD DEALS. WE WILL SEE.

 MY YOUNGEST , THE PUP , AND MYSELF WATCH ALADDIN USING THE DISNEY PLUS FEATURE. IT STARS WILL SMITH AND I DO RECOMMEND IT.  MY YOUNGEST USED MY COMPUTER AND A HDMI CORD AND WITHIN 2 MINUTES I HAVE THE DISNEY PLUS APP......PRETTY COOL.

   SATURDAY       1 - 18 - 20

  .........THERE'S ALWAYS ONE ASSHOLE.

  START DAY BY AGREEING TO A CRAIGSLIST DEAL. BOTH PARTIES AGREED ON PRICE SO THE NEXT STEP IS THE EXCHANGE. THE VEHICLE IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES ONE COULD WANT. THE FUNNY THING IS..............I'M STILL LOOKING. I FEEL WE BROKE EVEN ON THIS DEAL WHICH IS SO NOT MY MOTTO USING CRAIGSLIST.

 KINDA DEPRESSED TODAY. FOR THE LAST 48 HOURS I HAVE BEEN A NUDGE TO MY YOUNGEST. IN ANYWAY I CAN I WOULD USE THE PUPPY TO MAKE HER STAY A LITTLE LONGER AT HOME. I KNOW COLLEGE IS MUCH MORE FUN BUT IT SUCKS TO SEE HER GO. MY LITTLE DUCK HAS FULL WINGS AND FLYING SOUTH. WELL.....MORE LIKE EAST AND BEING DRIVEN BY HER MOM. WHEELS RETURNED HER TO COLLEGE. CLASSES DO NOT START UNTIL TUESDAY BUT ALL HER FRIENDS ARE THERE NOW.

  WE UNLOADED THE FRIDGE AND STOCKED FOOD IN ANOTHER SMALLER FRIDGE , FREEZER , AND OUTSIDE USING 3 COOLERS. FOR 24 HOURS I LET THE FRIDGE DEFROST. UNFORTUNATELY , IT DID NOT WORK LIKE IT DID AT OUR CONDO. OUR ICE BIN FROM THE ICE MAKER IS FILLING UP SLIGHTLY WITH WATER AND THAN FREEZING. THIS MAKES THE ICE CUBES STICK TO THE FROZEN WATER ALONG WITH THE ICE MAKER MECHANISM NOT TURNING.

  I HEAD TO A SIDE JOB IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS SNOW " STORM ". I SWEAR YOU WONDER WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LIVING.  TRAFFIC WAS BAD AND I SAW 4 DIFFERENT ACCIDENTS.  ANYWAY , I GOT TO THE SIDE JOB ONLY TO REPLACE A TOILET TANK LID. I GOT LUCKY AND OUR NAIL STORAGE ROOM TANK LID MATCHED PERFECTLY. SO I GAVE IT TO THEM. I WILL REPLACE THE NAIL STORAGE ROOMWITH ANOTHER ONE I HAVE IN STORAGE IN OUR GARAGE.

  WHEELS ARRIVES HOME AND I IMMEDIATELY HEAD TO THE NAIL.  I SHOVEL THE SNOW FROM OUR FRONT DOOR ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS. I ALSO HEAVILY SALTED. REMEMBER THAT FREE SALT I GOT BY THE AIRPORT LAST YEAR ? IT CAME IN VERY HANDY.  

  THE BANDS ARRIVE EARLY. I RUN HARD WITH LOADING THEM IN , FINISHING SHOVELING & SALTING , AND BARTENDING.

  2 BANDS CANCEL BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY SNOW STORM WE GOT. I BELIEVE IT WAS 2 INCHES WE ENDED UP GETTING. DRIVE SLOW AND STEADY AND YOU WILL BE FINE. WHEELS WENT TO CENTER CITY AND I WENT TO PLYMOUTH MEETING WITH NO PROBLEMS.

  SO WE HAVE 3 BANDS NOW BUT IT ENDED UP A GOOD NIGHT CONSIDERING MOTHER NATURE. THE FIRST BAND HAD A VERY NICE DRAW OF 30+ PEOPLE. MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD ALL NIGHT.

 FLYERS AND 76ERS WIN.....ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE.

   FOOD ORDERS AND DRINKS WERE MOVING QUITE WELL AND SO WAS THE MUSIC. I EVEN ASKED THE FIRST BAND TO PLAY LONGER.

  I ROLL HOME A LITTLE EARLY TO CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH A 1/2 EPISODE OF SHAMELESS WHICH WAS GOOD. SHE GOES TO BED SO I STOPPED SHAMELESS AND WATCHED SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. THIS WAS PRETTY GOOD TOO. THEY DID THE TRUMP ROUTINE ALONG WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ HOSTING. SHE JUST TURNED 50 AND LOOKS AWESOME.

 I POSTED A STORY ON FACEBOOK TONIGHT THAT HAPPENED TO ME. HERE IT IS :

    There's always a first. One angry older guy with a very embarrassed girlfriend and 2 embarrassed friends refused to pay a cover charge for their friend's band playing here. He also wanted free food. He got more pissed when we told him to move his car parked illegally. He was so agitated at that too. I mean we were saving him from being towed. It would take 3 minutes to move but he stormed away with 3 friends holding their heads down. In 30 years we never saw this before. The band called their " friend " a cheap !#!#!! ass.....and we all just shook our heads. I told the guy as he was leaving, " these bands work their asses off. Don't you think they deserve something ? " He scuffed and replied , " It will probably be a suck night anyway. I'm leaving."......the girlfriend and friends followed like sheep.
#hesoangry

 PEOPLE ARE SO GOD DAMN ANGRY. ALL THE SHIT IN THE WORLD AND THIS GUY GETS INFURIATING OVER A COVER CHARGE. I WANTED THE GIRLFRIEND OR FRIENDS TO STEP UP. IMAGINE BEING THIS GUYS GIRLFRIEND ?  OH , SHE MUST OF BEEN SO PROUD. I FUCKING DROP HIM LIKE A BAG OF ROCKS IN A RIVER. I DON'T GET WHY THE FRIENDS OR GIRLFRIEND DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING. IF THIS WAS ME. I BE LIKE , " OK , SEE YA AT HOME .......I'M STAYING."

  SUNDAY - LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW AT 6PM. GOOD CHANCE A SPECIAL GUEST WILL HELP HOST ALONG WITH AN APPEARANCE OF A LITTLE PUPPY.

  OH , JUST ONE MORE THING - THE PUP SLEEPS WITH ME TONIGHT AND IT IS ADORABLE. SHE SLEEPS AGAINST MY BACK AND THAN MOVES TO MY NECK. UNFORTUNATELY , I TOSS AND TURN HORRIBLY AND SHE HARDLY GETS ANY SLEEP. THAN , THE DOG HEARS SOMETHING AND JUMPS OFF THE BED. IT IS MY ELDEST COMING IN WITH AT LEAST 3 FRIENDS. I TRY TO FALL BACK ASLEEP BUT IT IS NO GOOD. MY KID COMES IN MY BEDROOM. THAN HER FRIEND COMES IN MY BEDROOM I JUST MET AT THE NAIL EARLIER. MIND YOU IT IS FRIGGIN' 4:30AM. THEY WERE POLITE BUT THIS WAS ALITTLE AWKWARD. SO , I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3AM AND I WENT TO BED AT 12:30AM. IT IS NOW 6AM AND I HAVE WALKED THE PUP TWICE.........AND FINISHED THIS BLOG.

  SUNDAY      1 - 19 - 20

  AMAZING.....ONE " RULE " OF THUMB AND IT WORKED.........SO FAR.

  FIRST , I MUST THANK THE BANDS FOR SHOWING UP TONIGHT AND HAVING FUN WITH US.  AGAIN , WE HAD BIG LISTENING NUMBERS WHICH MAKES US FEEL SOOOOOO GOOD AND PROUD THAT WE ARE DOING SOMETHING FOR THE BANDS AND THEIR MUSIC. MIXLR DOES AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF TRACKING LISTENERS AND THEIR MESSAGES TO US.

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW WAS PERFORMED TONIGHT AND WAS IT SO FUN. SOME GREAT MUSIC AND ENTERTAINING CONVERSATION. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST EVEN BROUGHT THE PUPPY IN AS A SURPRISE !! SORRY.......EVERYONE LAUGHED SO NO PUPPIES OR COOKIES WERE GIVEN OUT. WE MUST THANK THE BANDS SEMBLANCE , BIG HANDSOME , PLAYING PRETEND , NO! YOU FIRST , ANTTIMMY , SCARED20 , AND OF COURSE , MIDHEAVEN FOR HANGING SOME FUN WITH US TONIGHT. WE HAD HUGE LISTENING NUMBERS AGAIN ! THANK YOU !

  OK LET'S START THE MORNING. THERE WERE SOME THINGS TO DO.

  ATTEMPT NUMBER 15 TO FIX OUR LEAK IN THE FRIDGE'S ICE BIN THAT INHIBITS THE ICE CUBE PROCESS. I NOTICED OUR ICE MAKING MECHANISM WAS SLIGHTLY TILTED. SO , I DID A MACGYVER. USING A WOODEN RULER I SLID IT ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE MECHANISM AND AGAINST THE LEFT WALL. BASICALLY I WEDGED IT IN THERE. THIS WAS STRICTLY A TEST. IF IT WORKS I WILL USE A PROPER WAY OF FIXING THIS TILT......A SHIM. ANYWAY , I LET THE FRIDGE RUN ABOUT 12 HORUS AND LO AND BEHOLD THE ICE BIN HAD NO WATER IN IT.......JUST ICE CUBES. YEAH !!!

 SPEAKING OF FRIDGES. OUR ELDEST WANTS A FRIDGE UPSTAIRS IN OUR 2ND FLOOR KITCHEN / OFFICE AREA. BASICALLY , IT IS TO KEEP FOOD AWAY FROM ME THAT SHE BUYS. WELL.....CRAIGSLIST STRUCK AGAIN. TECHNICALLY IT WAS FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE.  A GUY WAS REMODELING HIS KITCHEN AND SELLING HIS FRIDGE FOR $25. AFTER ONE WEEK HE DECIDED TO JUST GIVE IT AWAY FOR FREE.....THUS I STEP IN.  THE POST WAS ONLY 11 MINUTES OLD. WHEELS AND I TAKE THE 22 MINUTE RIDE IN A LITTLE UNDER 40 MINUTES. I WAS A COMPLETE ASS AND WENT THE WRONG WAY ON THE BLUE ROUTE FOR AT LEAST 10 MINUTES. OUR G.P.S. KEPT GOING UP IN MINUTES....WHAT THE FUCK !!??!!  EARLIER I MAPQUESTED THE AREA OF GLENSIDE AND THOUGHT IT WAS TOWARDS SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP ESPECIALLY WHEN I SAW IT ON THE MAP .......SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP OFF THE BLUE ROUTE. WELL......THERE ARE 2 FUCKING SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIPS !!

 ANYWAY , WE FIGURED IT OUT AND HEADED TO THE ADDRESS. THE GUY WAS COOL AND EVEN PLACED THE FRIDGE ON THE CURB AND TOOK THE DOORS OFF. WE GOT IT HOME IN 22 MINUTES. WE MOVED IT INSIDE OUR HOME USING A DOLLY AND TARP. I INSTALLED THE DOORS ( THANKS BRO FOR THE NEW DRIVE SOCKETS AND TOOLS !! ) AND TESTED IT. AFTER 6 HOURS THE FRIDGE IS WORKING PERFECTLY AND IT IS PRETTY DAMN CLEAN.

 IMMEDIATELY HEAD TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE RADIO SHOW. B.B. OUR ENGINEER AND CO-HOST ALONG WITH STEPH ANOTHER CO-HOST HELPED ME SET UP. WE HAD A MINOR SET BACK BUT ALL WAS WELL. A GOOD AMOUNT OF MUSICIANS SHOWED AND WE HAD FUN !!!!

  I LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ANDY REID AND THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FOR WINNING OVER THE TEXANS AND GETTING INTO THE SUPER BOWL. SORRY TEXANS....EVEN THE PLANT BASED DIET CAN BEAT THE CHIEFS TALENT AND HOME FIELD.

 49ERS WIN OVER THE PACKERS WHICH I AM OKAY WITH.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH THE AWARD SHOWS WITH THE TV AND MOVIE ACTORS. THAT HUGE HALL THAT SEATED SO MANY BIG MOVIE STAR WAS PRETTY NICE. BUT, THE ONLY THING I THOUGHT ABOUT WAS THE MONEY IN THIS ROOM COULD STOP HUNGER IN EVERY COUNTRY WORLDWIDE.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT GOOD. AROUND 5AM A PUPPY JUMPED ON MY BED AND IMMEDIATELY SNUGGLED NEXT TO ME AND FELL ASLEEP. I FOUND OUT LATER SHE SNUCK OUT OF THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM AND CAME DOWN TO ME. THAT WAS COOL SINCE SHE NEVER DID THIS BEFORE.

  #AMAZINGMAZE

 MONDAY       1 - 20 - 20

  ROAD TRIP.........

  WHEELS TAKES THE PUP TO THE VET FOR A CHECK-UP. CRAZY MAZE IS IN GOOD HEALTH AND GAINED ANOTHER 5 POUNDS. TOTAL WEIGHT NOW - 24 POUNDS. WHEN WE GOT HER SHE WAS 14 POUNDS.

  I EDIT LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW. MAN , WHAT A DIFFERENCE FROM EDITING IN SEASON 1 TO SEASON 14 TODAY.  LIGHTNING FAST USING DIGITAL GADGETS.  TO GIVE YOU THE TIMING FACTOR. THE FIRST 5 SEASONS IT WAS TAKING ME 3 DAYS TO EDIT AND MAIL OUR SHOWS TO THE AFFILIATES. NOW..........UNDER 1 HOUR. ALSO , NO MORE GOING TO THE POST OFFICE AND MAILING CD'S INDIVIDUALLY. WHAT A FUCKING WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. ALL ARE SENT ELECTRONICALLY.

  WHEELS RETURNS AND STARTS PREPPING FOR A ROAD TRIP. I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY.  I GET DONE IN UNDER AN HOUR. THIS INCLUDES UPLOADING THE SHOW TO GOOGLE DRIVE.

  BACK HOME WE LOAD UP WHAT WE NEED AND THE PUP. WHEELS DRIVES WHILE I MAKE PHONE CALLS. WE ALSO DECIDE TO USE OUR CD PLAYER FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE HAVE ALL THESE OLDIES 70'S ROCK CD'S AND IT WAS FUN LISTENING TO THEM.

 WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME A, UNLOAD , AND SETTLE IN. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL HERE. IN FACT , I TAKE A PICTURE OF OUR LAKE DRIVE ROAD COVERED WITH PACKED SNOW , LINED BY TREES , AND LAKE ON THE SIDE. OUR PUP PEERS DOWN THE ROAD AND I SNAP A PICTURE. IT IS A SUPER COOL PICTURE AND I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK. I NAME IT " ALBUM COVER ? "

  WE WATCH THE END OF THE 76ERS. THEY BEAT THE NETS AGAIN. WHEELS AND I WERE JUST AT WELLS FARGO LAST WEEK PLAYING THE SAME TEAM. 76ERS DID THE EXACT SAME THING.........ALL GAME LOSING AND THAN PILED ON THE DEFENSE IN THE 4TH QUARTER TO TAKE CONTROL AND WIN. SIMMONS SET A RECORD FOR 1ST BASKETBALL PLAYER EVER TO HAVE 30+ POINTS , 10+ REBOUNDS , 10+ ASSISTS , AND 5 STEALS.....SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WE SHOULD TRADE HIM.

 I TAKE A RIDE TO FILL GAS TANK , GET BRANDY , AND PICK UP OUR FAVORITE PIZZA.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND I TELL WHEELS , " I FRICKIN' LOVE THIS PLACE ".  IN UNDER 1 1/2 HOURS WE ARE DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY LOOKING AT THIS BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.

 ELDEST VISITS YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. THEY GO OUT FOR A SUSHI DINNER IN CENTER CITY. THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY NICE.

 I WALK THE PUP ALONG THE LAKE AND JUMP ABOUT 10 DEER.

 COULDN'T GET OUR BLU-RAY TO ACCESS NETFLIX.....THIS KINDA SUCKS.

  WE WATCH AN EXCELLENT DAVID BLAIN MAGIC DOCUMENTARY. IT HAD A SHITLOAD OF HUGE CELEBRITIES IN IT.

  OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP.........UGH. LOVE CHILLING AND SNUGGLING WITH HER.....NOT SO MUCH SLEEP.

   TUESDAY       1 - 21 - 20

   VERY HAPPY ON OUR CRAIGSLIST " FREE " PURCHASE OF A REFRIGERATOR. WHEELS SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES CLEANING IT WHILE I PAVED A PATH TO GET IT TO OUR UPSTAIRS KITCHEN AREA. IN TOTAL , IT TOOK US ABOUT 45 MINUTES BUT IT IS NOW IN PLACE AND I MUST SAY IT LOOKS VERY GOOD. OUR ELDEST IS SUPER HAPPY SHE HAS A FRIDGE UPSTAIRS AND AWAY FROM ME TAKING HER FOOD.

 SPEAKING OF CRAIGSLIST IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE A VERY LARGE DEAL WILL GO DOWN LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST PURCHASE WE EVER MADE USING THIS SITE.

 YOUNGEST STARTS CLASSES AT COLLEGE. SHE SAID ALL WAS GOOD.

 I DID NOT SLEEP VERY WELL SO I WAS IN SLOW GEAR ALL MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. BUT.....I PICKED UP SPEED AND BEGAN PUNCH LIST WORK. HERE IS THE LIST:

 - RE-ORGANIZE KITCHEN CABINETS. I TRY TO VISION OUR HOME NEVER BEING RENTED BUT THINGS GET SO PUT OUT OF PLACE IT IS TOUGH NOT TOO.

 - REMOVE A BALCONY SLIDING DOOR AND CLEAN EVERYTHING UNDERNEATH ON THE TRACK RAIL AND LUBRICATE THE TRACKS. OF COURSE , THE PUP TROTS OUT ON THE BALCONY DECK TO SEE THE SCENERY.....AND FINDS THE ONE LOOSE SPINDLE. MY HEART JUMPED WHEN SHE STUCK HER HEAD THROUGH IT. THE DROP IS ABOUT 12 FEET.

 - DUSTED ENTIRE 2ND FLOOR AND MAIN ROOM CEILING FAN , MADE ALL BEDS , CHECKED UNDER ALL BEDS , AND CHECKED ALL DRAWERS. I FOUND OVER 25 ORANGE PING PONG BALLS ALONG WITH TRASH OF ALL SORTS.

 - INSTALLED A PIECE OF WOOD TRIM TO HIDE CABLE WIRES IN A BEDROOM. IT WORKED EXCELLENT.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND DOLLAR STORE FOR SOME ITEMS NEEDED.

 - TRIED EXCHANGING A HDMI CORD TO SEE IF IT WOULD FIX OUR BLU-RAY MACHINE TO GET NETFLIX.....IT DID NOT WORK.

 - TURNED ON POWER FOR FRIDGE THAT WAS DEFROSTING FOR 24 HOURS.  THIS IS 3 REFRIGERATORS IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS WE HAD TO DEFROST TO MAKE THE ICE MACHINES WORK. WELL.....WE ARE 3 FOR 3.

 - WHEELS NOTICES WATER IN OUR 2ND MUDROOM FRIDGE UNDER THE VEGGY DRAWERS.....OF COURSE. I SPEND TIME LEVELING THE UNIT AND MOVE ALL FOOD TO THE KITCHEN REFRIGERATOR. THIS WILL BE THE 4TH FRIDGE TO DEFROST FOR ANOTHER 24 HOURS........OH.......MY........GOD.

 - CHECK ALL LIGHT BULBS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. ONLY HAD TO CHANGE AN AWNING BULB.

 - FIXED 2 LAMPS.

 - SHAMPOO 3 DIFFERENT STAINED AREAS ON ONE SECTIONAL COUCH. IT CAME OUT VERY NICE. IT IS VERY NICE TO HAVE A SMALL SHAMPOOER HERE.

 - CHECKED AND TESTED BOTH VACUUMS.

  CLEANING AND ORGANIZING EVERYWHERE I GO.  BY LATE AFTERNOON I WAS DONE.

 WALK THE PUP SEVERAL TIMES AND TAKE SOME COOL PICTURES. WE ALSO PURCHASED A HARNESS TO REPLACE THE NECK COLLAR. THE DOG IS JUST TO ENERGETIC AND PULLS CONSTANTLY ON A LEASH.

  LEFTOVER PIZZA FOR LUNCH IS ALWAYS GOOD.

  WHEELS MAKE A NICE DINNER AND WE CHILL. THE PUP WALKING ALONG THE TOP OF THE COUCH IS PRETTY FUNNY.

  WATCH THE FLYERS WIN A HUGE GAME OVER THE PENGUINS.

  WATCH AN EPISODE OF THIS IS US. WELL , WHEELS WATCHED IT WHILE I WAS ON CRAIGSLIST , DOING BAND EMAILS , AND PLAYING INTERNET POKER.

 WE HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS TO SETTLE IN ON THE NIGHT. I WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT TWICE AND DOESN'T POOP. THIS IS NOT GOOD. OH , THE SKY'S STARS ARE ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.

  HAD THE PUP SLEEP WITH ME AGAIN. SHE DID BETTER THIS NIGHT.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , HAVING A PUP ON THE BED CAN DISTRACT ANY CONCENTRATION. I MEAN ANY.

  WEDNESDAY      1 - 22 - 20

  THE PUP SEES HER FIRST DEER. FIVE DEER CASUALLY STROLL PAST OUR FRONT PATH. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SCENE WITH ALL THE SNOW AND LAKE FROZEN OVER. I GRAB THE PUP AND LET HER PEER OUT A WINDOW. IT WAS LIKE SHE SAW SANTA CLAUSE. I PLACE THE PUP DOWN AND SHE JUMPS UP ON TOP OF THE COUCH AND LOOKS OUT ANOTHER WINDOW.  WE ALL SHOULD LOOK AT LIFE WITH THIS MUCH ENTHUSIASM.

  CAN'T SAY SLEEPING WITH THE PUPPY IS A GOOD THING ESPECIALLY THE WAY MY SLUMBER IS.........BUT JESUS SHE IS SO NICE TO SNUGGLE WITH.

 START THE DAY WITH SOME PUNCH LIST THINGS. I AM CARRY A TOOL BAG AND I FEEL THIS SLIGHT PAIN ON MY CALF. I START TO BLEED.  I FIND A NEW UTILITY BLADE SLIGHTLY PIERCING OUT OF THE SIDE OF THE TOOL BAG. YEP, IT GOT ME. WHEELS PUT A BAND AID ON IT.

  GOT A LARGE SHOW MOVED ONE DAY EARLIER SO I CAN ATTEND A WEDDING. THIS WAS A BIG DEAL AND I THANKED THE PROMOTING COMPANY FOR DOING THIS.

 I CONTINUE MY HARD LOOK FOR A GOOD USED MINIVAN / WORK VEHICLE.  I HAVE SEARCHED COUNTLESS DEALERSHIPS , CRAIGSLIST , NEXT DOOR , AND FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. I CAN NOT FIND A BETTER DEAL THAN THE ONE WE HAVE NOW........UNTIL TODAY.  OF COURSE , I TOLD THE OWNER OF THIS ONE VEHICLE WE BUY HIS TOMORROW. WELL , I FOUND ANOTHER VEHICLE VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE SO I DECIDED TO CALL THE OWNER. WE EMAILED SEVERAL TIMES BUT THAT WAS NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH. I CALL THE GUY AND HE SEEMS COOL BUT HE IS NOT MOTIVATED TO SELL HIS VAN AT ALL.  THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR ME BECAUSE THERE WAS NO NEGOTIATING THE PRICE.

 CONTINUED -- WHAT WOULD YOU DO ?

  COMPARISONS OF THE 2 VEHICLES :

   KING OF PRUSSIA VAN              VERSE                NEW JERSEY VAN

  - 2 YEARS NEWER                                                 - $1150 CHEAPER

  - INSPECTED 3 DAYS AGO                                   - INSPECTION DUE NEXT MONTH

  - NEW BACK ROTORS AND BRAKES                  - CLAIMS IT IS IN MINT CONDITION ( I BELIEVED HIM )

  - VERBALLY AGREED TO PRICE                         - 7,000 LESS MILES

  - ONE OWNER                                                         - ACQUIRED VIA CAR REPO

  - GOOD COMMUNICATION                                    - NO PICTURES OF VEHICLE YET JUST ALL DESCRIPTION.

  BOTH VEHICLES HAVE ALL THE BELLS , WHISTLES , AND MORE. SO I WENT A STEP FURTHER AND ASKED MY 3 GIRLS. ALL SAID KEEP THE DEAL FOR THE KING OF PRUSSIA VAN. I AM AGREEING WITH THEM BUT IT WOULD OF BEEN NICE TO CHECK THIS VEHICLE OUT TOO.  AGAIN , I REALLY BELIEVE THE DEAL WE ARE ABOUT TO MAKE TOMORROW IS A FAIR DEAL FOR BOTH PARTIES......PROBABLY MORE FAIR ON HIS END. THE THING THAT IS ALWAYS MY MOTIVE WHEN USING CRAIGSLIST AND SUCH THE DEAL SHOULD BE GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THIS DEAL IS FAIR.

 EXAMPLES OF GREAT DEALS I HAVE DONE ON CRAIGSLIST AND SUCH.

  FLYERS TICKETS - $250 UNDER FACE VALUE THAT CAME WITH FREE PARKING AND ACCESS TO CADILLAC GRILL.

  76ERS TICKETS - $180 UNDER FACE VALUE.

  REFRIGERATOR - FREE AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.

  14 FIVE GALLON DRUMS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER - $4 A DRUM.

  COUCH FOR BASEMENT - EXCELLENT CONDITION - FREE.

  OK , SO YOU CAN SEE WHERE I AM GOING HERE. THE MINIVAN WE ARE ABOUT TO BUY TOMORROW IS IN MINT CONDITION AND WE HAVE A VERBAL AGREEMENT. I AM NOT IN LOVE WITH THIS DEAL BUT I AM OKAY WITH IT. THE ALTERNATIVE IS BUYING A BETTER USED VEHICLE AT $18,000 OR A NEW VAN AROUND $30,000. BOTH THESE OPTIONS WOULD HAVE MONTHLY PAYMENTS AND INTEREST RATES. BOTH WE DO NOT WANT.

  TRAINING THE PUP NOT TO GO BALLISTIC EVERY TIME WE ARE ABOUT TO FEED HER IS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. THE BEST DESCRIPTION I CAN GIVE IS THIS DOG IS " RAVENOUS " AT EVERY FEEDING.

  WHEELS AND I HEAD TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS UP HERE. IT IS A BYOB AND CALLED CHARLIE WEAVERS. THE WAITRESS " MIKE " IS ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES BUT COOL. TO BE ON HER GOOD SIDE BRING UP YOU ARE A FAN OF THE TV SERIES THE WALKING DEAD. OUR MEALS WERE VERY GOOD AND THE TOTAL COST WAS 60 BUCKS.....THAT'S WITH TIP.  ALSO , IT IS JUST SO COOL TO CHILL WITH WHEELS AND TALK ABOUT LIFE , BUSINESS , INVESTING , KIDS , PUP , FAMILY , AND MORE. THE THING WE ARE STARTING TO DIG NOW IS OUR FLEXIBILITY TO TRAVEL TO OUR CONDO AND MOUNTAIN HOUSE NOW THAT THE KIDS ARE OLDER. THIS IS PRETTY COOL. I FRIGGIN' LOVE COMING UP HERE AND THIS HOUSE.

 TALKED TO BOTH OUR KIDS TONIGHT......LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 TRIED TO SET UP A LUNCH DATE WITH SOME PHILLY AUNTS AND A COUSIN AND I GOT SHOT DOWN. I GIGGLED WHEN I HUNG UP THE PHONE. SO , I SET UP ANOTHER LUNCH DATE WITH SOME OTHER COUSINS.

  76ERS KEEP IT CLOSE BUT THAN GET SMOKED.

  WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN BACK AT HOME. WE HAVE A DRINK AND SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP. SHE IS PRETTY HAPPY TO SEE US. 

 OFF TO BED AND THIS TIME WE WILL FLIP FLOP BEDROOMS. WHEELS WILL HAVE THE PUP TONIGHT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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