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

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

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

Work hard :

     Wheels ( my wife ) gets upset at me. She accuses me of one thing , " you only care about THE NAIL".  She is right.  If parties come around or social gatherings , I always say lets go and at the last second, I would  have to work on bands , websites , or ideas or head to the club. She would get upset and I would eventually go out , but I must drive her insane.  I have a sleep disorder. It's called sleep apnea. I sleep no more than 2 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 1948 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 , the bands , and ourselves. Yes we lost friends but true friends and family stuck with us. Little did we know the previous owner Mitch had Daddy buy him the bar as a college gift.  So the books looked outstanding without a MORTGAGE. We found out his numbers were all lies at the settlement table.  My famous antennas told me many times something was wrong , but we ended up driving the hard road. The quick story of the last owner and how we purchased The Nail. Wheels and I are sitting next to him at the bar one night. I say , " Hey Mitch , if you ever want to sell The Nail , Wheels and I would be interested. " He replies , " No , no , no , no , no I would never sell it. " He gets up and walks towards the front door. About midway he stops and comes right back to us and says , " Are you serious ? , we can meet tomorrow at Villanova Diner if you want ? "  Holy shit did my antennas go up , but they were so clouded by my overwhelming feeling that I could own the infamous Nail one day.  Anyway , back to the main story of employees and bailing friends. One old school employee left us because he wanted to get " out of the  business ". The next week he got a job at a another bar as a bartender......not so old school there.  These were the high hurdles Wheels and I had to endure.....day in and day out........by ourselves.   It was time to rebuild.

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

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

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

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

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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 SUNDAY   6 - 19 - 22 ( FATHER'S DAY )

 SO , WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU ?  LET'S SEE SOME ANSWERS DAD MIGHT OF TAUGHT YOU:

 - TO BE A GOOD PERSON. TO KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG. NOT TO BE MEAN OR CRUEL OR JUDGMENTAL ON ANY SITUATION. NEVER TO BE RACIST ON COLOR , CREED , OR RELIGION.

 - TO BE NICE IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE AND NEVER EVER BE UNKIND.

 - KNOWLEDGE - LEARN AND USE THAT ABILITY INSTEAD OF SCREAMING , YELLING , AND USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS YOUR ANSWERS.

 - A TRADE - WHO TAUGHT YOU TO GET INTO YOUR TRADE OF LIFE ? I MEAN THE THING YOU ARE DOING FOR MONEY RIGHT NOW.  WAS IT TEACHING , SELLING , COMPUTERS , OR USING YOUR HANDS TO BUILD THINGS ?  THINK ABOUT IT ? WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING TODAY MOST LIKELY DIRECTLY EXTENUATES FROM YOUR DAD.  IF YOU USE COMPUTERS MOST LIKELY YOUR DAD USED COMPUTERS. IF YOU SELL THINGS MOST LIKELY DAD WAS A SALESMAN. IF YOU BUILD THINGS MOST LIKELY YOUR DAD WAS A CONTRACTOR.

 WHEELS AND I PICK FLOWERS FROM OUR PROPERTY TO GIVE TO AN AUNT.

 WHEELS AND I VISITED MY AUNT WHO WAS TRANSFERRED TO A FACILITY VERY CLOSE TO US. I MUST SAY THE COMPLEX IS SEMI-DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE. WE ACTUALLY WALKED INTO A COTTAGE WITH AN OPEN DOOR. THANKFULLY THE LADY DIS NOT FREAK OUT. WE STAYED ABOUT 30 MINUTES OR SO. MY AUNT IS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER  BEING THERE. SHE NEEDS TO RE-HAB FROM A BAD FALL.

 AT THIS FACILITY MY HEART SANK AS AN ELDERLY PATIENT IN A WHEELCHAIR KEPT REPEATEDLY YELLING OUT , " HELP ME. HELP ME. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME. " I TALKED TO A NURSE AND SHE SAID HE DOES THIS ALL DAY LONG AND THEY JUST IGNORE HIM. I WALKED OVER TO HIM. HE TOLD ME HE WAS LOOKING FOR HIS DAUGHTER THAT HE JUST SAW DOWN THE HALLWAY. I ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HER. I KNEW SHE WAS NOT HERE BUT MAYBE MY 10 MINUTES WITH HIM COULD GIVE A LITTLE SOLACE. TO ME , IT'S NOT THAT TOUGH TO BE KIND.

MY DAY STARTED WITH THE NAIL AS ALWAYS.

 BACK HOME I HEAD TO MY PARENTS HOUSE. I PICK THEM UP AND GO TO PEPPERONCHIN'S RESTAURANT. WHEELS AND THE KIDS MEET US THERE ALONG WITH OTHER FAMILY. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. MY PARENTS SET THE BAR EXTREMELY HIGH ALONG WITH A COUSIN SAYING THEIR FOOD WAS PHENOMENAL. I DISAGREED. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. THE BIG PICTURE WAS EVERYONE HANGING OUT TOGETHER WHICH WAS FUN.

 WHEELS TAKES MY PARENT'S HOME WHILE ME AND THE KIDS HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A 5 BAND NIGHT. A NICE CROWD OF ABOUT 60 CAME THROUGH. THE BANDS WERE FUN , TALENTED , AND COOL. ALL THE PATRONS SEEMED TO HAVE A REALLY GOOD TIME.

 I TOOK A COOL PICTURE OF A FEMALE GUITAR PLAYER JUST AS SHE FLIPPED HER HAIR UP IN THE AIR. I POSTED IT AND SHE THANKED ME FOR THE COOL PHOTO.

 SOME FRIENDS STOPPED IN ALONG WITH A BARTENDER I LIKE. SHE IS OUR ELDEST BEST FRIEND. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER.

 BANDS HAD A TON OF EQUIPMENT. IT TOOK PRETTY LONG TO BREAK DOWN. THE GOOD THING IS I HAD ALL BANDS SET UP THEIR DRUM KITS OUTSIDE EITHER IN FRONT OR BACK. THIS SAVE ABOUT 12 HOURS.

 WE WAITED A LONG TIME FOR THE LAST BAND TO LOAD UP. WE ACTUALLY DROVE OUT WITH THEM.

 STOP AT WAWA FOR MY KIDS WANTED SOME SNACKS. IT WAS A LONG NIGHT.

 AT HOME WE ARE GREETED BY THE PUP. SHE IS JUST TOO FUN. WE WATCH CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD ( FRAN DRESSER LOOKED GOOD ) AND SETTLED IN WITH A NIGHTCAP.

 WE CONTEMPLATED A FIRE-PIT ABOUT 2AM WAS JUST TOO LATE.

 EARLIER I WATCHED THE PHILLIES LOSE AND FINISHED SEASON 2 OF ICARLY. I KNOW.....BUT SPENCER IS FUNNY.

 HEAD TO BED AROUND 2:30AM.  THE BODY WAS ACHING AGAIN.

 MONDAY    6 - 20 - 22

 THIS WEEK I CONCENTRATE ON GETTING PUNCH LIST THINGS DONE AND MORE.

 BROKE OUT THE TOOLS AND FIXED OUR PATIO UMBRELLA FOR THE 10TH TIME. IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN IT IS PROPERLY OPENED.

 HAD THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME TOO. I ASKED WHEELS IF SHE LIKE TO HELP ME PICK UP POOP AROUND THE PROPERTY...SHE DECLINED.

 WASHED A LAUNDRY TRASHCAN FOR MY ELDEST.

 MOVED TOOLS TO ANOTHER VEHICLE.

 TAKE A NAP AROUND 3PM. WHEELS AND MY YOUNGEST COME INSIDE MY BEDROOM AND SAY THEY ARE GOING SHOPPING AND MY YOUNGEST IS RETUNING HOME OT CENTER CITY. I YELL OUT , " NOOOOOOOOOO !! " I TRIED MY BEST TO MAKE HER STAY HOME. I EVEN SAT ON A CHAIR LOOKING SAD ON THE EDGE OF THE PATIO AS THEY LEFT. MY CONCERN IS SHE IS RETURNING TO A HOUSE WHERE ONE ROOM MATE HAS COVID.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO ORDER PRODUCT , CLEAN , CHANGE THE MARQUEE , WEED WHACK , LEAF BLOW , CLEAR COMPRESSORS , BALANCE REGISTERS , AND OTHER STUFF I CAN NOT REMEMBER.

 BACK HOME AROUND 7PM I SETTLE IN AND HAVE SOME PIZZA.

 EVER GET AN EYE LASH STUCK ON YOUR EYE BALL ? YEAH IT SUCKS. I HAVE HAD ONE STUCK FOR 3 MONTHS.

 WE TRY TO WATCH AN ANIMATION MOVIE BUT OUR ROKU PAUSES AND PIXILATES. OUR ELDEST GETS FRUSTRATED AND GOES UPSTAIRS.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF PEAKY F'N BLINDERS. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD.

 OFF TO BED PRETTY TIRED. I SLEPT OKAY TO DECENT. UP AT 1AM , 3AM , 5AM , AND FINALLY 6:15AM.

 TUESDAY     6 - 21 - 22

 A SLIGHT DIVERGE FROM MY PUNCH LIST GAME PLAN.....IT WAS A GOOD ONE.

 THIS MORNING I DID MY NORMAL ROUTINE BUT BY 11AM I STILL HAD AN ANNOYING PROBLEM .....MY DAMN EYEBALL.  SOMETHING WAS STUCK IN MY LEFT EYE. I AM NOT SURE IF IT WAS AN EYE LASH , SAND PEBBLE , PIZZA CRUST , OR SOME SORT OF CANDY BUT MAN DID IT HINDER MY DAY.

 I GOOGLE , " HOW TO GET AN EYE LASH OUT OF AN EYE BALL ". FIRST , I WAS TOLD TO DUNK MY EYE IN A BOWL OF WATER AND BLINK 400 TIMES......IT DID NOT WORK. NEXT , I HAD WHEELS POUR EYE SOLUTION IN MY EYE.......IT DIDN'T WORK.  NEXT , I SHOWERED AND GOT MY HAND HELD SHOWER HEAD AND BLASTED THE BEJESUS OUT OF MY EYE......IT DIDN'T WORK.

 SO , I DROVE TO THE BANK WITH ONE EYE FOR A DEPOSIT. A VERY LAZY BANK TELLER VIA THE DRIVE-THRU SAID NOTHING TO ME AND WAS SUPER SLOW ESPECIALLY SINCE I WAS THE ONLY ONE IN THE DRIVE-THRU.

 OFF TO A COUSIN'S HOUSE TO MEET UP. WE DRIVE ( HE DRIVES ) TO CENTER CITY FOR A LUNCH DATE WITH 2 OTHER COUSINS. THE PEOPLE WATCHING WAS FUN ESPECIALLY WITH MY ITALIAN COUSIN'S HUMOR. EVERY GOOD LOOKING GIRL THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A SHOT WITH. OF COURSE , I JOKED WITH THEM THAT WE WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER WOMAN THE REST OF OUR LIVES AND IN THE BEDROOM IS EVEN A LONGER SHOT OF LASTING MORE THAN 10 SECONDS.

 WE SAT OUTSIDE WITH GOOD SERVICE. THE PLACE WAS CALLED GRAN CAFFE L'AQUILA. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. IT WAS REALLY FUN JUST CHILLING WITH MY OLDER COUSINS. I WAS A LATE FILL IN BUT STILL HONORED THEY ASKED ME. THE ONLY THING THAT TOTALLY SUCKED WAS MY IRRITATING EYE. I WAS CONSTANTLY RUBBING IT. THERE IS ONLY ONE OTHER THING I RUB MORE BUT THAT IS ANOTHER STORY.

 ROLL HOME AND I STOP AT THE NAIL TO DO MINOR STUFF.

 NEXT STOP WAS TO PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER AND THAN HOME. OH , I DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS A BEER STRIKE.

 GREETED BY THE PUP IS ALWAYS , AND I MEAN ALWAYS , A JOY. IT LITERALLY CHANGES YOUR MOOD INSTANTLY.

 I CHILL WITH OUR ELDEST AND WHEELS.

 ELDEST HEADS TO BINGO AND WINS AGAIN.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF PEAKY F'N BLINDERS. AGAIN.......GOOD. I LIKE TO SEE MORE MOBSTER STUFF BUT IT WAS STILL GOOD.  I AM NOT DIGGING THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT ACTRESS ANYA TAYLOR JOY. I FEEL THEY ADDED HER IN ON HER POPULARITY AND PLUS SHE IS SUPER SUPER SKINNY.

ANOTHER THING I GOOGLED WAS SMOKING CIGARETTES. MY GOD EVERY SCENE THEY SMOKE. APPARENTLY , THEY ARE HERBAL CIGARETTES. IT IS ESTIMATED THE MAIN CHARACTER ( WHO DOESN'T SMOKE IN REAL LIFE ) HAS SMOKED OVER 30,000 OF THESE DURING THE 6 SEASONS.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.....BLOW.

 THE PUP GETS LOCKED OUT OF BOTH BEDROOMS. I USE THE BATHROOM AT 3AM AND THERE SHE WAS BY MY DOOR. WE SLEPT TOGETHER UNTIL 6AM.

 SCRAMBLING TO FIND BANDS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT.

ANOTHER BAND CANCELLED FOR THE 2ND TIME ON ME. I WILL NOT GET SUCKED IN AGAIN.

 WEDNESDAY    6 - 22 - 22

 A NICE SURPRISE..............

 TRYING TO CATCH UP ON ALL PROJECTS SINCE BEING AWAY IN PORTLAND. TODAY I GOT A GOOD CHUNK DONE.

 OFF TO RESTAURANT DEPOT WHERE PRICES HAVE INCREASED BY 30%. THE SILVER LINING WAS I GOT THROUGH THE CHECK-OUT LINE REALLY FAST. IT USUALLY TAKES UP TO 45 MINUTES TO GO THROUGH A LINE. TODAY.......5 MINUTES. THOUGH BILL WAS ABOUT $200 HIGHER THAN NORMAL.

 NEXT STOP WAS THE NAIL TO WAIT ON A LATE BEER DELIVERY. I STOCKED FOOD , BROKE DOWN 25 BOXES , EMPTIED TRASH , STOCKED LIQUOR , CHANGED THE MARQUEE SIGN , VACUUMED , SET-UP THE DRUM KIT , SET-UP THE BONGOS , CLEANED BATHROOMS & MORE , RECEIVED BEER ORDER , STOCKED BEER , AND BROUGHT BEER HOME PER WHEELS REQUEST. I DID OTHER STUFF I CAN'T REMEMBER. I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

 AT HOME WHEELS TELLS ME WE ARE GOING OUT AT 5:15PM. I SCRAMBLE TO DO A LARGE FACEBOOK BAND POST ( F'N TWICE !! BECAUSE I DELETED THE FIRST ONE BY ACCIDENT ).

 I ALSO SCRAMBLE RE-BUILDING SATURDAY NIGHT'S SHOW WHEN 2 BANDS CANCELLED THIS WEEK. AGAIN , FACEBOOK WORKS BIG TIME.

  I SHOWER AND DRESSS NICE CASUAL. I AM THINKING WE AE GOING TO A RESTAURANT WHERE I WON A $100 GIFT CARD. I SEE WHEELS WITH AN EAGLES SHIRT ON AND NOW KNOW THIS IS NOT HAPPENING. I SHOULD OF CHANGED.

 FAMILY ARRIVES AND WE DRIVE 30 MINUTES TO THE KESWICK THEATRE. WE DRIVE BY AND ON THE MARQUEE I SEE " GEORGE THOROGOOD ". I GIGGLE AND SO DOES MY FAMILY MEMBER. THIS IS A RUNNING JOKE WE HAVE HAD WITH GEORGE FOR A LONG TIME. WE LIKE HIS MUSIC BUT EVERY SONG SOUNDS THE SAME. SO HERE IS WHAT I REMEMBER :

 - KESWICK IS A GOOD PLACE TO SEE LIVE MUSIC. IT HAS NOT CHANGED IN 40 YEARS.  WE TAILGATE ACROSS FROM A PLAYGROUND WHICH ACTUALLY WORKED WELL ESPECIALLY SINCE IT HAD 2 VERY CLEAN PORTO POTTIES.

 - THE FIRST ACT I BELIEVE WAS NAMED GO-20. A LITTLE 3 PIECE WITH A COOL BLUES ROCK SOUND. WE WATCH FROM THE CONCESSION AREA. THE LEAD GUITAR PLAYER CAME ON STAGE TO JOIN GEORGE ON HIS LAST SONG.

 - SLOWLY WALK UP TO A PARTITION GLASS TO GET A CLOSER LOOK AT THE THEATRE SEATS , STAGE , AND BAND PLAY. I SEMI-WALK AROUND A GUY WHO I THOUGHT I DID NOT BOTHER OR TOUCH AT ALL. I EVENTUALLY MOVE AND ABOUT 1 MINUTE LATER THIS GUY LEANS INTO ME AND CASUALLY HOLDS HIS SHOULD AGAINST AS HE WALKS AROUND ME. I THOUGHT IT WAS A LITTLE TOO LONG FOR PUSHING INTO ME BUT FIGURED THE PLACE WAS CROWDED AND HE JUST DID NOT HAVE ROOM TO GET BY ME. WHEELS TOLD ME LATER THIS SAME GUY MADE AN UPSET  FACE WHEN I WALKED AROUND HIM TO GET TO THE PARTITION GLASS. I MUST SAY THIS OLD ROCKER WAS VERY LUCKY I DID NOT NOTICE.

 - THE AVERAGE AGE AT THIS ALMOST SOLD-OUT EVENT WAS 75. YES , I ACTUALLY FELT YOUNG HERE. I DID NOT SEE ONE PERSON UNDER 30 HERE.

 - GEORGE PERIODICALLY MADE SEXUAL REFERENCES AND JOKES. TO ME , HITTING ON 80 YEAR OLD LADIES WAS NOT QUITE SUCCESSFULLY. GEORGE SHOULD NOT DO THIS ANYMORE. OCCASIONALLY FLICKING HIS TONGUE A 100 MPH SHOULD BE HELD OFF TOO. THE VISUAL WAS HORRIBLE IN OVER 75 CROWD. OH , THE FRONT ROW HAD 2 OLD LADIES AND THE REST WERE MEN. AGAIN , HOLD OFF ON THE SEX STUFF GEORGE WE AIN'T YOUNG ANYMORE.

 - THE LIGHT SHOW WAS EXTREMELY BRIGHT ON THE AUDIENCE. I MEAN WE WERE PULVERIZED WITH AIRLINE-LIKE LIGHTS. I CLOSED MY EYES EVERY SINGLE TIME WE WERE BOMBARDED WITH 300 POWERFUL HALOGEN SUPER BULBS........WHICH WAS OFTEN.  IT WAS WAY TOO MUCH.

 - GEORGE CAN STILL PLAY AND PERFORM. HE STILL HAS A SHOWMANSHIP AND STAGE PRESENCE.

 - 2 OF THE 4 BAND MEMBERS ARE ORIGINAL. THE 2 OTHERS HAVE BEEN PLAYING WITH GEORGE FOR OVER 20 YEARS. LET ME TELL YOU , THE BASS PLAYER LOOKED 90 YEARS OLD. I AM 99% SURE HE HAD A WIG ON.......PROBABLY AS A JOKE.

 - THEY PERFORMED FOR 75 MINUTES WITH ONE ENCORE. GEORGE CAME OUT A 2ND TIME BY HIMSELF TO THANK THE AUDIENCE WHILE WEARING A BOXING ROBE THAT SAID "THOROGOOD" ON THE BACK.

 - ONE LADY IN FRONT OF US WAS A FANATIC OF GEORGE'S MUSIC. SHE ACTUALLY MADE IT FUN AND ENTERTAINING ESPECIALLY WHEN WHEELS AND HER CLINKED BEER GLASSES DURING THE SONG " ONE BOURBON , ONE SCOTCH , ONE BEER ".

 - MANY OTHER PEOPLE DID NOT MOVE AN INCH WHICH I FOUND ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DO WITH HIS HARD RHYTHM BEATS ON EACH SONG........WHICH SOUNDED THE SAME.

 - THE MAN CAN PLAY GUITAR AND IT IS IMPRESSIVE TO SEE. GEORGE IS 72 YEARS OLD SO TIMING , LYRICS , AND LEVELS OF SINGING WERE DIFFERENT FROM THE OLE' DAYS BUT OVERALL IT WAS A GOOD SHOW. I ENJOYED IT ENTIRELY.

  SEEING GEORGE BROUGHT BACK WONDERFUL MEMOIRES OF THE 1980'S WITH MY YOUTH , LONGER HAIR , KICK ASS BODY , AND GOOD TIMES.

 WE ROLL OUT AND TALK OF THE CONCERT. ALL OF US LIKED THE SHOW. A SLOW DRIVE HOME AND IT WAS VERY FUN HANGING WITH FAMILY AND GETTING SURPRISED.

 AT HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF PEAKY F'N BLINDERS. WE STARTED IT SUPER LATE BUT IT WAS GOOD. IT IS THE LAST SEASON BUT I HEAR THEY ARE MAKING A MOVIE.

 OFF TO BED AND AGAIN WE LET THE PUP SLEEP OUTSIDE OUR ROOMS. THIS TIME WITH OUR ELDEST.

 OH , THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

  THURSDAY     6 - 23 - 22

 EVERY 6 MONTHS OR MORE I SHORTEN THIS BLOG. THIS MORNING IT TOOK SOME TIME BUT I FOUND A WAY TO SAVE THIS DOCUMENT WAY BETTER. I MEAN IT ONLY TOOK 25 YEARS TO FIGURE OUT. MAN , I AM SO BAD WITH COMPUTERS.

 PLUMBING ESTIMATE ARRIVED.  10K IS NOW 20K. OH.......MY........GOD. I NOW WISH THE COMMUNICATION WOULD OF BEEN EVEN SLOWER THAN WHAT IT IS.

 I SCHEDULED MY " LET'S WORK OUTSIDE DAY ".....IT RAINED. SO , I DID INDOOR PROJECTS. LOADED MY UTILITY TRAILER , CHANGED A BATTERY FOR GARAGE DOOR KEYPAD PANEL , HID A GARAGE KEY , FIGURED OUT HOW TO WORK A GARAGE DOOR WITH NO ELECTRIC , AND MORE THINGS I FORGOT.

 TALKED TO SOME FAMILY TODAY AND CALLED MY AUNT WHO IS IN A REHAB FACILITY. SHE IS STILL NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

 TOOK PICTURES OF THE PUP LAYING UPSIDE DOWN ENJOYING LIFE. SHE IS SO FUNNY. I FORWARDED THEM IN OUR FAMILY GROUP TEXT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CHILL AT OPEN MIC. I HOOKED UP MY TRAILER AND EMPTIED ALL CONTENTS INTO OUR DUMPSTER.

 IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND A " REGULAR " HELPED ME FIX 1 OF OUR 2 BROKEN MONITORS. THIS WAS A VERY GOOD THING. NEXT WEEK HE WILL BRING THE RIGHT TOOLS AND PARTS TO POSSIBLY FIX THE OTHER MONITOR.

 A BARTENDER FINALLY LEFT A JOB IN HORRIBLE CONDITIONS. I GAVE HER " OPEN BAR " AS A LITTLE GIFT ON BEING SET FREE.

 I ALSO GAVE AN OPEN BAR TO THE " REGULAR " WHO HELPED ME FIX THE MONITOR.

 PHILLIES WIN AGAINST A GOOD PADRE TEAM IN SAN DIEGO.

 WE WATCH THE NBA DRAFT. I HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT THESE PLAYERS. I THINK THE 76ERS DID OKAY.

 I ROLL OUT WITH MY TRAILER IN TOW. THIS THING IS FRIGGIN' AWESOME. I PICK UP MY ELDEST ON THE WAY HOME. EARLIER IN THE DAY I HAD MY ELDEST DOUBLE CHECK MY BRAKE & DRIVING LIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS. I RE-WIRED THEM AND NOW THEY ARE FUNCTIONING PROPERLY. THIS IS HUGE SINCE I DID NOT APPLY FOR A TRAILER PERMIT YET.

 WE CHILL AND HAVE A NIGHT CAP. IT WAS FUNNY AS THE PUP JUST STARED AT HER FOR LIKE 20 MINUTES. WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT THIS MEANT BUT WE DID GIGGLE.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 1:30AM.....I WAS EXHAUSTED.

 FRIDAY     6 - 24 - 22

 DOUBLE SHOW TODAY BUT FIRST............

 SHORTENED THIS BLOG LIKE I SAID YESTERDAY. A LOT QUICKER TO UPLOAD NOW.

 CALLED AND TALKED TO MY AUNT.

 WALKED AROUND PROPERTY WITH A BRANCH CLIPPER. AFTER ONE HOUR OF CLIPPING A TON OF BRANCHES IT GOT TOO HOT.

 STARTED OBI-WAN KENOBI - I WATCHED 3 EPISODES AND THIS BORDER LINES EXCELLENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF A STAR WARS FAN......HIGHLY. I WAS ONLY GOING TO WATCH 1 EPISODE BUT GOT INTO IT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. WE HAVE 2 SHOWS TONIGHT STARTING AT 5PM. LOAD-IN WAS AT 4PM. THE BANDS STARTED TO ARRIVE AND PLAY. OVERALL , A GOOD NIGHT.

 A FRIEND DONATES TATER TOTS TO US. OK , I GAME. A BUSINESS THEY KNEW CLOSED AND THEY DID NOT WANT TO WASTE THE FOOD.

 2ND SHOW SHARED OUR DRUM KIT. MAN , DOES THIS MAKE THE NIGHT MOVE BETTER.

 DRIVE BARTENDER BACK TO CENTER CITY AND GOT TO SEE MY YOUNGEST WHICH IS A BIG BONUS.

 I HAD A FUN TIME ALL NIGHT WITH BANDS , MUSICIANS , PATRONS , WHEELS , A REGULAR , AND BARTENDERS. ( YES , WHEELS STOPPED IN )

 BACK AT THE NAIL I RIDE MY BIKE HOME WHILE THE BARTENDER HEADS TO ANOTHER BAR.

 AT HOME I DID NOT HAVE DINNER. MY GOD I GORGED MYSELF. I HATE DOING THIS AT 1AM.

 AGAIN WITH OBI-WAN KENOBI - I WATCHED 3 MORE EPISODES AND THIS BORDER LINES EXCELLENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF A STAR WARS FAN......HIGHLY. I WAS ONLY GOING TO WATCH 1 EPISODE BUT GOT INTO IT......AGAIN. I DID FALL ASLEEP BY THE 3RD EPISODE BECAUSE IT WAS 3AM.

 " SUCKING US IN " - THE PHILLIES LOSE 1 - 0 ON ANOTHER GREAT PITCHING PERFORMANCE BY NOLA. THEY SUCK US IN BY A LATE 9TH INNING RALLY BUT FALL SHIRT AS ALWAYS. OH , AARON NOLA'S BROTHER HAD THE ONLY RBI FOR SAN DIEGO TO WIN THE GAME.

 SATURDAY    6 - 25 - 22

 AND JUST LIKE THAT.......15 GRAND.  A NEIGHBOR WANTS TO RE-SURFACE THE SHARED DRIVEWAY AT ONE OF OUR RENTAL PROPERTIES. SO , WE MET WITH THE TECHNICIAN. WE ALSO GOT A PRICE FOR OUR DRIVEWAY. OH MY GOD. THIS TOOK UP SOME OF THE MORNING AS THE TECH RETURNED TO OUR HOUSE TWICE AND MET US AT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. I HAVE TO ADMIT I LIKE THE COMMUNICATION.

 I SPENT ANOTHER HOUR WEEDING AND FILLING TRASHCANS. AGAIN , IT GOT HOT.

 LUNCH WITH WHEELS AND B.L.T.'S.

 RE-WATCHED THE FINALE OF OBI-WAN KENOBI. IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

 FIXED A LEAKING HOSE. IT'S BEEN LEAKING SINCE 1970.

 PICK UP YOUNGEST AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. HERE IS HOW THE NIGHT WENT :

 - IT WAS SLOW BUT THE BARTENDER DID VERY WELL.

 - IN UNDER 1 WEEK I RE-BUILT A 4 BAND SHOW DUE TO CANCELLING BANDS.

 - ALL BANDS WERE SUPER COOL TONIGHT. ALL PATRONS WERE SUPER COOL TONIGHT.

 - A FAIR AMOUNT OF NEW PATRONS AND PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE NAIL CAME IN TONIGHT.

 - TONIGHT WE HAD MORE COMPLIMENTS THAN I CAN EVER REMEMBER. IT NEVER GETS OLD.

 - SHARING DRUM KITS HELPED THE NIGHT MOVE PERFECTLY. AGAIN , ALL BANDS WERE VERY COOL.

 - AN ASIAN GIRL GIVING ME INTERIOR DESIGN TIPS. I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT BANGING HER THE WHOLE TIME.

 - JUST AS WE ARE ABOUT TO LEAVE 2 GROUPS COME IN.....SO WE STAYED. THEY LOVED THE NAIL AND TOLD US REPEATEDLY.

 - ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP. WE WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN BUT LOSE HARPER ON A BROKEN THUMB FOR AT LEAST 6-8 WEEKS.

 ELDEST ARRIVES AT 2AM WITH FRIENDS. I HANG A LITTLE BIT BUT HEADED TO BED. THEY ASKED ME TO START A FIRE PIT BUT THAT WAS NOT HAPPENING AT 2AM.

 SLEPT GOOD AND DREAMT ABOUT ME RUNNING ( YOU KNOW THAT'S A DREAM ) AND ROBBING AN OLD AGE HOME WITH MY NEPHEWS AND YOUNGEST.

 SUNDAY    6 - 26 - 22

 THIS WAS A VERY GOOD DAY AND NIGHT.

 KIDS AND FRIENDS START A FIRE PIT AT 2AM....OH MY GOD.

 YOUNGEST DECIDES TO CHILL WITH US. MY HEART JUST BEAMS HAPPINESS. I DO MY BEST TO GUILT HER TO SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS SHE CAN WITH ME.

 NORMAL MORNING ROUTINES AND IT WAS NOT LONG BEFORE WE WERE PACKING AND LOADING THE VAN. I CHECKED THE OIL , FILLED A TIRE WITH AIR , SLIPPED IN A PLASTIC POOL ( FOR OUR NEIGHBORS & BEARS )  , AND SPRAYED PAINTED WHITE LINES ON OUR GRASS ( TO BE EXPLAINED LATER ).

 HEADING NORTH WE STOP AT WAWA FOR SANDWICHES. THE GIRLS GET THE FOOD AND I WALK THE PUP. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

 ON THE RIDE UP WE TALK TO FAMILY VIA OUR VAN'S SPEAKER SYSTEM.

 TATER TOTS ADDED TO OUR MENU. NOT REALLY THE BEST ITEM FOR LATE NIGHT FINGER FOOD BUT A RESTAURANT CLOSED AND A FRIEND GAVE THEM TO US. WE DID SAMPLE THEM......NOT BAD. WE WILL TAKE HALF HOME.

 BACK ON THE ROAD WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD. SOME DECENT SIZE BRANCHES FELL ON OUR DRIVEWAY. WHEELS GOT OUT TO REMOVE THEM WHILE I WAS DRIVING.

 SETTLE IN AND HAVE LUNCH. IT IS PICTURE PERFECT HERE. WE SEE DEER RIGHT AWAY , PEOPLE FISHING , AND A FAMILY HAVING A PICNIC AT THE LAKE'S VERANDA AREA.

 NEIGHBOR SENDS ME PICTURES OF A MOMMA BEAR AND 3 CUBS. THEIR HOUSE IS ABOUT A BLOCK FROM US.

 HEAD TO OUR FAVORITE PLACE.....CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. I ABSOLUTELY ADORED BEING HERE. FOOD IS ALWAYS VERY GOOD ALONG WITH SERVICE. HANGING WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST WAS A BONUS.  EVEN MORE OF A BONUS WE BROUGHT WINE , TWISTED TEA ( LEFT FROM A RENTER ) , AND FELLINI CAFE'S AFTER DINNER LIQUORE ( THEY GAVE US A BOTTLE ) .

 IT WAS A WONDERFUL MEAL. WE TALKED TO THE OWNER , PLAYED WITH THE WAITRESS , AND EVEN HAD SOME BOURBON FROM ANOTHER TABLE THAT THE FAMILY OFFERED US. EVERYONE WAS SO FRIENDLY. I MADE JOKES AND IT WAS JUST SO GOOD TO " STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES " AGAIN......JUST LIKE OUR PORTLAND TRIP.

 WHEELS DOESN'T APPRECIATE IT BUT I HAD THE PHILLIES GAME MUTED ON MY CELL PHONE AT THE EDGE OF MY TABLE. SHE JUST DOES NOT GET HOW EACH GAME AFFECTS ME SO MUCH. 

 OH , PHILLIES WIN AND TAKE 3 OF 4 FROM THE FIRST PLACE PADRES.

 AFTER DINNER WE THANK THE OWNERS AND CHEF ALONG WITH THE PEOPLE WHO LET US SAMPLE THEIR BOURBON. THE MOM AND OWNER EACH HAD 1 YEAR OLD BABIES. THEY MADE SOME NOISE DURING OUR MEAL BUT I DID NOT MIND ONE BIT ( IT BROUGHT BACK GOOD MEMORIES )  IN WHICH THE MOM APOLOGIZED BUT OVERALL WERE THE KIDS WERE VERY GOOD.

 NEXT STOP IS THE LOCAL ICE CREAM SHOP. THEY ARE EQUIVALENT TO DAIRY QUEEN BUT HALF THE PRICE. WE EVEN PURCHASE A DOGGIE TREAT CUP FOR OUR PUP. THE PUP WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE US WHEN WE GOT HOME. SHE WAS ALSO VERY HAPPY TO SEE THE ICE-CREAM CUP.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 3 EPISODES OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. THEY ARE DIFFERENT BUT WE LIKE THEM.

 ALL OF US HEAD TO BED AROUND 11PM. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST....UP EVERY 90 MINUTES.

 OH , PEOPLE WERE NIGHT FISHING WITH LANTERNS AT THE EDGE OF THE LAKE. THE LIGHTS ATTRACT CAT FISH.

  MONDAY    6 - 27 - 22

  ANOTHER GREAT DAY. I SAID TO WHEELS , " EVEN WHEN IT RAINS HERE , IT IS STILL BEAUTIFUL. " WE SAW DEER AND FAWN ALL DAY.

 STARTED MY PUNCH LIST STUFF AND EVEN HAD SOME HELP FROM MY YOUNGEST.

 ELDEST TAKES A RIDE UP TO JOIN US. THIS MADE IT PERFECT.

 RAIN STOPPED AND IT BECAME ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY. IT WAS TIME TO BARBEQUE. WE HAVE DINNER OUT ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE.  IT IS SO QUIET IT JUST SEEMS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE. I TELL STORIES TO MY YOUNGEST ON HOW WE FOUND THIS LAND TO BUILD ON.

 WE PLAY CARDS OUTSIDE AND LAUGH ALMOST THE WHOLE TIME. THE FUNNIEST WAS WHEELS PUTTING PEANUTS OUT FOR THE CHIPMUNKS. WELL , I MOVED THEM TO THE RAILING AND SPREAD THE NUTS INTO SMALL LITTLE PILES ALL ALONG THE DECK RAILING. THE PUP , ON HER HIND LEGS " WALKS " ALONG THE DECK AND EATS ALL THE PILES. IT WAS FILMED AND WE LAUGHED. I EVEN JOKED OUR DOG HAS LEGS AND ASS LIKE THE CHARACTER " TOMMY " IN PEAKY F'N BLINDERS.

 SPEAKING OF PEAKY F'N BLINDERS. WE MADE OLD FASHIONS AND WATCHED THE SEASON FINALE. THE OLD FASHION KIT WAS GIVEN TO ME AS A GIFT FROM MY ELDEST FOR FATHER'S DAY. IT HAD EVERYTHING FROM SYRUP TO ORANGE SLICES TO BITTERS. WE CLINKED GLASSES ON SEVERAL SCENES. IT WAS SO APPROPRIATE TO HAVE THE OLD STYLE DRINK WHILE WATCHING THIS SHOW. OH , TWO OF US LIKED IT , TWO OF US DID NOT. ALL OF US LIKED THE SEASON FINALE.

 NEXT WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. AGAIN......GOOD.

 NEXT WE CHILL AND LAUGH AT CARPOOL KARAOKE. IT WAS GOOD.

 HEAD TO BED AND INSTALL A DUAL WINDOW FAN. IT ACTUALLY GOT SO COLD I REMOVED THE FAN AT 3AM AND TURNED ON THE HEAT.

 THIS WAS A FUN DAY AND NIGHT HANGING WITH EVERYONE. IT IS THESE TIMES THAT MEAN THE MOST.

 TUESDAY      6 - 28 - 22

 DAD'S SURPRISES............

  SCRAMBLING WITH BAND BOOKING AND SHOW DETAILS WE ACTUALLY HAVE 10 BANDS THIS JULY 4TH WEEKEND. I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS IN 25 YEARS.

 I ALSO DO SOME PUNCH LIST STUFF.

 SPEAKING OF 25 YEARS........THE NAIL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS ARE DONE.

 WE HAVE SOME LUNCH AND NOW IT IS TIME TO HAVE SOME FUN :

  1ST - WE MAKE A FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STOP IN THIS REALLY COOL AREA CALLED EMERALD LAKES. WE TALK TO A NICE COUPLE AND THE DEVELOPMENT HAS 4 LAKES. WE STOP AT ONE TO TAKE PICTURES. OH , WE PICKED UP 2 CAGES AND ACCESSORIES FOR OUR ELDEST PETS.

 2ND - A TOILET SEAT IS BROKEN SO.....FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN STRIKES. WE STOP AT THIS MAGNIFICENT FARMING AREA WITH HUGE PROPERTIES. A YOUNG GIRL GREETS US AND WE PICK UP A LIKE-NEW GERBER TOILET. I ONLY NEED THE SEAT BUT WHO KNOWS.

 SURPRISE ONE - I LET WHEELS DRIVE AS THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHERE WE ARE GOING. IT MAKES IT EVEN MORE FUN. WE CHILL , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND MAKE JOKES UNTIL WE ARRIVE AT THE POCONO SNAKE AND ANIMAL FARM. THIS MINI-ZOO FEATURES MONKEYS , LEMURS , ALLIGATORS , AND MORE. THE THING I LIKE IS YOU CAN BE INTERACTIVE WITH SOME ANIMALS LIKE BOTTLE FEEDING POT-BELLY PIGS AND GOATS OR THROWING LARGE PELLET FOOD TO THE MONKEYS THAT CATCH THEM. THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND IT WAS A NICE TIME SEEING THE KIDS GIGGLE.

 2ND SURPRISE - WE STOP FOR DINNER AT THE ICHIBAN HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE. ALL OF US ARE FANS OF HIBACHI WHERE THE FOOD IS USUALLY GOOD AND YOU GET A SHOW. THE SHOW WAS QUICK AND COULD OF HAD MORE FIRE BUT THE CHEF WAS EXPERIENCED. I ASKED 2 QUESTIONS AND I THINK THE JAPANESE CHEF ( WITH LIMITED ENGLISH ) WAS PERPLEXED WHEN I ASKED WHERE DID HE TRAIN OR LEARN HOW TO BE A HIBACHI CHEF ? HE LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS AN ASSHOLE.......SO I ASKED NO MORE QUESTIONS. THE HIBACHI AND SUSHI WAS VERY GOOD.

 NEXT WE GO TO THE OUTLET STORES. THERE HAS TO BE 100 STORES IN THE GIGANTIC-LIKE MALL AREA. I THOUGHT PRICES WOULD BE CHEAP TO REASONABLE.....THEY WERE NOT. PRICES WERE AT LEAST 2X OR EVEN 3X MORE EXPENSIVE THAN SAY A WALMART.

 ONE CUTE SALES GIRL WITH FANGS ( YEP ) WAS VERY GOOD AND FRIENDLY. TO ME , SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT EMPLOYEE TO WORK FOR ANY COMPANY. SHE GREETED EVERY PERSON WHO CAME IN THE DOOR. I ASKED , " WHERE IS THE 3XL SHIRTS ? " SHE TOLD ME NOTHING WAS OVER XL. IT WAS THAN I REALIZED I WILL START A DIET ( AGAIN ) SOON. EVEN WHEN WALKING AROUND I COULD SEE MY REFLECTION IN STORE GLASS WINDOWS. OH MY GOD IT LOOK LIKE I ATE ONE OF THOSE POT-BELLY PIGS WE FED 2 HOURS AGO.

 WE ROLL HOME TIRED AND BY 7PM WE ARRIVE AND WERE GREETED BY A VERY HAPPY PUP.

  I CHECK EMAILS , PLAY A GAME OF INTERNET POKER ( AND WIN ) , AND THAN SETTLE IN WATCHING THE PHILLIES LOSE.

 WE WATCH A CRAZY JAPANESE ANIME MOVIE CALLED SPIRITED AWAY. THIS 2002 FILM WON BEST ANIME MOVIE AND HAS A 97% ROTTEN APPLE RATING. MOST VOICE OVERS WERE DONE BY JAPANESE ACTORS BUT SOME FAMOUS AMERICAN ACTORS HAD PARTS LIKE SUZANNE PLUSHETTE , DAVID ODGEN STIERS ( DOCTOR WINCHESTER ON M.A.S.H. ) , MICHAEL CHIKLIS ( DETECTIVE ON THE SHIELD ) , JOHN RATZENBERGER ( CHEERS , TOY STORY ) , AND LAUREN HOLLY. IT IS SUPER CRAZY BUT IT KEEPS YOU INTRIGUED.

 I HEAD TO BED BY 11:15PM. I WAS TIRED AND PRETTY MUCH FELL ASLEEP QUICKLY. I ALSO SLEPT GOOD. I WAS UP SEVERAL TIMES BUT FELL BACK ASLEEP. BY 6AM IT WAS TIME TO START THIS DAY.

  WEDNESDAY     6 - 29 - 22

 A BEAUTIFUL DAY BUT FIRST....PUNCH LIST STUFF.

 THE LIST - LEAF BLOW ALL ROOFS ( KINDA GETTING FAT TO DO UPPER ROOF ) , REMOVE LADDERS & LAWNMOWER FROM CRAWL SPACE ( UGH )  , CUT LAWN , CLEAN ALL WINDOW SILLS ( WHY AM I OBSESSED ? ) , CHECK ATTIC FOR FLYING SQUIRRELS ( YOUNGEST HELPED SINCE I CAN NOT FIT THROUGH ACCESS PANEL ANYMORE ) , REPLACED LANTERN BULB ON DECK , ADDED TV CHANNELS TO OUR ROKU TV ( ELDEST HELPED ) , DO NAIL BOOKS ( LAST 4 MONTHS ) , CHECKED BBQ , DROP SEPTIC POD DOWN A TOILET , CHANGED 2 TOILET SEATS & CLEANED AREA , AND GOT A FUSE FOR AN ARCADE GAME ( ELDEST PICKED UP AT HARDWARE STORE ). THIS IS WHAT I CAN REMEMBER.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST WALK THE PUP. SHE IS JUST TOO FUNNY.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN......BLOW.

 TAKE A NAP SINCE I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 5AM.

 OFF TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS WEEK. THIS TIME WITH OUR ELDEST.  AGAIN , GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE.

 WE STOP FOR ICE CREAM AND THE KIDS GET A TREAT FOR THE PUP.

 BACK HOME BY 8PM WE GIVE THE ICE-CREAM CUP TREAT TO THE PUP. OH MY GOD SHE IS ELATED AND SOLELY FOCUSED ON THE DESERT. SHE IS VERY FOOD MOTIVATED.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH DRINKS AND WATCH 3 UMBRELLA ACADEMY EPISODES. ALL WERE VERY GOOD AND THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FOR EACH ACTOR IS BORDERLINE EXCELLENT.

  I HANG WITH THE KIDS ON THE OUTSIDE DECK. WE TALK FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. IT WAS WHEELSTOCK WEATHER SO I HAD TO TELL SOME STORIES.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY. UP ONLY TWICE TO PEE. NOT SURE HOW MANY TIMES I OPENED MY EYES DURING THE WHOLE NIGHT..........MAYBE 10 ? THIS IS GOOD SLEEP.

 THURSDAY    6 - 30 - 22

 I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE BUT BACK SOUTH I WENT. WHEELS , KIDS , AND THE PUP HANG LONGER.

 GOT ALL MY COMPUTER STUFF DONE ALONG WITH MORE LITTLE PUNCH LIST STUFF. I WAS DISAPPOINTED I COULD NOT FIX THE ARCADE GAME MISSILE COMMAND MACHINE.

 CLEANED SOME AND LOADED THE VAN. I WAS HEADING SOUTH AT 11AM-ISH.

 I CALLED A MECHANIC SHOP WHERE I ORDERED AN A/C COMPRESSOR FOR OUR VAN. IT IS A $2K JOB AND THE PART WAS SUPPOSE TO BE IN 10 DAYS AGO. WITH AMAZING COINCIDENCE THE SALES REP SAID , " WOW , YOUR PART JUST CAME IN TODAY ". TOTAL BULLSHIT.

 I DRIVE HOME IN 90 DEGREE HEAT AND IT WAS NOT THAT BAD BECAUSE I HAD MY WINDOW DOWN DRIVING 80 MPH. ABOUT HALFWAY I DECIDED TO TRY THE A/C.........DON'T YOU KNOW ICE COLD AIR COMES OUT AND I ENJOY AIR CONDITIONING THE REST OF THE WAY HOME...........NICE. HMMMMMM......MOST LIKELY IT WILL NOT LAST , BUT IT MAKES ME THINK OF BAILING ON FIXING IT.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND THE DRIVEWAY IS NOT DONE. THE SALES REP TOLD ME THEY START TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. MY CELL AND HOME PHONE GET AT LEAST 10 COLD CALLS. MAN , THEY ARE ANNOYING BUT ONE GUY TOOK THE CAKE. I ANSWER THE PHONE AND AS SOON AS THEY MISPRONOUNCE MY NAME I IMMEDIATELY REPLY , " PLEASE REMOVE US FROM THE LIST. THANK YOU. " THE GUY RESPONDS , " BUT YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I AM HERE TO OFFER. " I REPLY , " DON'T CARE. PLEASE REMOVE US FROM THE LIST. " HE RESPONDS , " 9 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE ".......CLICK. I HUNG UP.

 CALLED MY AUNT AT A RE-HAB CENTER TO CHECK UP ON HER. I ALSO TALKED TO A COUSIN WHO WAS THERE VISITING.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. A NICE DAY FOR A RIDE.

 I GOT TO WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN BIG WHICH WAS NICE. I EVEN SAID TO MYSELF I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO SCORE ALOT OF RUNS TODAY.....THEY NEEDED THIS WIN. THERE IS A CHANCE HARPER IS OUT FOR THE SEASON.....UGH.

 I HAVE AT LEAST 10 PROJECTS ALONG WITH BAND SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF. I GOT ALL OF IT DONE AND IT TOOK A SOLID 2 HOURS.

 TALKED TO 2 MUSICIANS TONIGHT AND ONE HAS A HOUSE IN THE POCONOS. WE HAD SOME STORIES TO TELL.

 ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. IT WAS EXCELLENT. IT WAS SO GOOD I TRIED TO WATCH THE FINALE BUT I JUST GOT TOO DAMN TIRED.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT BAD. DRY MOUTH WAS THE MAIN CULPRIT.

  FRIDAY       7 - 1 - 22

 AND JUST LIKE THAT IT'S JULY.

 WHEELS AND KIDS ARRIVE HOME. I HELP UNLOAD AND THEY SETTLE IN.......FOR 5 MINUTES.

 KIDS DRIVE TO CENTER CITY AND THAN TO DELAWARE. MY ELDEST TOLD ME ONE CAR STOPPED SUDDENLY ON INTERSTATE 95 WHICH CAUSED A CHAIN REACTION OF CARS AND TRACTOR TRAILERS ALL STOPPING AND SWERVING. THEY WERE ALMOST IN A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT. AS I ALWAYS SAY , " IT ONLY TAKES ONE VERY STUPID DRIVER TO CREATE AN AWFUL ACCIDENT. "

 I FINISHED THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. IT WAS EXCELLENT. WHEELS AND KIDS DID LAST NIGHT AND AGREE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THE GOOD THING IS I GOT ALOT DONE THURSDAY NIGHT.

 WHEELS DROPS OFF BARTENDER WHO TOOK TRAIN FROM CENTER CITY. THE 4 BANDS WERE VERY GOOD TONIGHT AND THIS INCLUDES THE SURPRISING LARGE CROWD THAT SUPPORTED THEM ON JULY 4TH WEEKEND. IT WAS A VERY FUN NIGHT.

 MANUFACTURERS FOR OUR NAIL ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS DELIVER THE PRODUCT. I WILL DO A SOCIAL MEDIA POST TO TELL PEOPLE THEY ARE IN. I THINK I AM GOING TO GIVE THEM OUT FOR FREE. PATRONS WHO ORDERED A SHIRT CAN DONATE TO OUR " PLUMBING FUND " OR POST A PICTURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH OUR NAIL TEE SHIRT ON.

 IN FACT WE GOT SO BUSY WE NEEDED TO BRING IN ANOTHER BARTENDER ON CALL. SHE WAS VERY HELPFUL.

 BANDS AND PATRONS THANKING ME THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT NEVER EVER GETS OLD. ONE EXPERIENCED MUSICIAN SAID TO ME AFTER THEIR SET , " THIS IS THE MOST PROFESSIONAL WELL RUN VENUE I EVER PLAYED AT. ". IT KINDA MAKES US FEEL PRETTY GOOD.

 DRIVE BARTENDER BACK TO CENTER CITY. I JUST ADORE THIS YOUNG ADULT. WE TALKED THE WHOLE WAY ABOUT THE NIGHT AND HER KITTENS.

 I DRIVE BACK HOME LATE NIGHT. THE GOOD THING IS NO TRAFFIC AND ALMOST ALL TRAFFIC LIGHTS WERE GREEN.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN WITH A NIGHT CAP , WATCH SOME TV , AND CHILL WITH THE PUP.

 WE WERE SO BUSY THE BARTENDER SAID TO ME , " IF THE NIGHT WENT ONE MORE HOUR I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD OF MADE IT. " I AGREED. I RAN OUT OF STEAM AT THE END OF THE NIGHT TOO.

  SATURDAY     7 - 2 - 22

 THAT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT ...............

 YESTERDAY WHEN RIDING MY MOTORCYCLE THE TAIL END FELT LIKE A SMALL FISH TAIL MOVE. I KNOW THIS MANEUVERING OF THE BIKE. IT IS A FLAT TIRE OR LOW ON AIR. TODAY I FILLED THE BACK TIRE AND BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE NAIL IT WAS FLAT AGAIN. JESUS CHRIST IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS PREPPING AND THAN SLOW RIDE THE BIKE BACK HOME. I HOPE I DID NOT RUIN THE RIM.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND TRY TO NAP SINCE I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 5AM AND ALREADY BEEN TO THE NAIL. I FELT LIKE I WORKED A 8 HOURS DAY ALREADY AND I STILL HAVE 8 MORE HOURS TO GO.

 RENTER SIGNS A NEW LEASE WITH US. SHE STOPPED BY THE HOUSE.

  WATCH THE PHILLIES COME BACK FROM A 5 - 0 DEFICIT ONLY TO LOSE 7-6. THIS IS THE TYPICAL PHILLY FAN'S PAIN.

 NAIL SHIRTS ARE IN AND THEY LOOK GOOD.

 BARTENDERS AND DOORMAN ARRIVE AND WE GET SLAMMED. CLOSE TO 100 MUSIC FANS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE BANDS CAME THROUGH. FOR THE FIRST 3 HOURS WE WERE RUNNING HARD ESPECIALLY WITH FOOD ORDERS.

 THE MUSIC WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE COOL.

 I DRIVE A BARTENDER BACK TO CENTER CITY AND ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL TO HELP FINISH THE NIGHT WITH THE LAST BAND AND MORE. I ALSO HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS WITH OUR DOORMAN WHICH WE USUALLY DO.

 TEXT AND TALK TO MY YOUNGEST WHO IS IN REHOBOTH BEACH WITH FRIENDS. IT ENDS UP A ROOM MATE HAS COVID SO SHE WILL COME TO OUR HOUSE TOMORROW. I BROUGHT HER COMPUTER STUFF HOME WITH ME AFTER I DROPPED OFF A BARTENDER/ROOM MATE. I FEEL LIKE COVID WILL NEVER GO AWAY.

 BACK HOME I HEAD TO MY BEDROOM. I CHECK EMAILS , PLAY A GAME OF POKER ( WIN ) , AND SURF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES. I WAS TOO TIRED. I HAD NO NIGHTCAPS OR FOOD WHICH IS A GOOD THING.

 THE PUP COMES IN MY ROOM AND I WALK HER.

 OFF TO BED AND MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AT 3AM AND WAKES ME UP. A PERSON TEXTED ME WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE 40% ON A PRODUCT. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. I LEAVE MY CELL PHONE CLOSE BECAUSE OF MY KIDS AND THE NAIL.

 OFF TO BED. THE PUP PUTS HER PAW ON MY NECK AND HEAD NEAR MINE. GOOD GOD I DID NOT SLEEP WELL BUT JESUS IT WAS ADORABLE.

  SUNDAY     7 - 3 - 22

 CAN'T SAY THIS WAS THE BEST DAY...........

 HEAD EARLY TO THE NAIL. I HAVE A COMPUTER TECH WORK WITH ME VIA PHONE FOR OVER 2 HOURS AND ZERO GOT DONE. WHAT SUCKED WAS I HAD TO STAND ON A LADDER THE WHOLE TIME TO ACCESS OUR COMPUTER. THE ONLY WORDS WERE COMPLETE FRUSTRATION.

 I DID ABOUT 10 OTHER THINGS AND FINALLY ROLLED OUT EXHAUSTED 2 MORE HOURS LATER. THE NEIGHBOR REVVING HOT ROD ENGINES WAS NICE TO HEAR.........FROM 4 MILES AWAY.

 WE WERE SUPPOSE TO GO TO THE PHILLIES GAME BUT I GOT VOTED OUT. WHAT SUCKED IS 3 WEEKS AGO I HAD ANOTHER 3 BAND SHOW WHO WANTED TO PLAY THIS DATE. I DECLINED THINKING I WAS GOING TO THE GAME. THIS IS SOMETHING I WILL NOT FORGET OR FORGIVE FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

 BACK HOME AND I TIME IT PERFECTLY AS OUR YOUNGEST AND 5 FRIENDS ARRIVE HOME FROM THE BEACH AND OUR ELDEST AND HER FRIENDS STOP BY TO DROP OFF PARTY SUPPLIES.

  I AM SO TIRED I CAN'T KEEP MY EYES OPENED. I TAKE A NAP.

 ELDEST SHOPS FOR LARGE PARTY TOMORROW. I HELP THEM FIND SLIP & SLIDES ON FB MARKETPLACE WHICH THEY END UP BUYING A 100' PLASTIC TARP. THEY ALSO PICKED UP PLASTIC POOLS THAT NEEDED INFLATING. I HELPED WITH THAT TOO.

 OH , ONE MORE THING , ELDEST COMES INTO THE HOUSE AND SAYS , " DAD , YOUR MOTORCYCLE FELL OVER. " THE BACK TIRE LOST SO MUCH AIR IT TILTED AND FELL OVER BREAKING A MIRROR AND LEAKING GAS. YEP.......FUCKING AYE.

 WE HAVE DINNER OUT ON THE PATIO ON A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT. IT WAS SO NICE TO CHILL WITH OUR YOUNGEST. SHE DECIDED TO STAY AT OUR HOUSE SINCE ANOTHER ROOM MATE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AT HER COLLEGE PLACE.

 TO THE BASEMENT TO SHOOT POOL , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN. ABOUT 2% OF ME WANTED THEM TO LOSE 20 - 0.

 UPSTAIRS WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH 2 VERY GOOD EPISODES OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING.

 WE ALL HEAD TO BED AROUND 11:30PM. AGAIN , I AM SUPER TIRED.

 CAN'T SLEEP....UN F'N BELIEVABLE. IT IS 1:30AM. I WRITE THIS BLOG , PLAY 2 GAMES OF POKER , AND DECIDE IT IS TIME TO START A DIET AGAIN ON JULY 4TH......A FORM OF INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR MY FAT.

   MONDAY    7 - 4 - 22  ( HAPPY JULY 4TH )

 4TH OF JULY AND I PURPOSELY PICKED  THIS DATE TO GO ON MY DIET AGAIN. IT'S A TOUGH DAY TO DO ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR KIDS PLAN A LARGE PARTY IN OUR BACK YARD.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL TO GET PLASTIC CUPS , UPDATE OUR MARQUEE , AND MORE.

 WHEELS VISITS PARADE , 2 FRIENDS HOMES , A BAR , AND MORE WHILE I CHILL AT HOME. I WANTED TO GO BUT I WAS NOT IN THE BEST MOOD ALONG WITH AVOIDING BEER AND FOOD WITH MY DIET. I JUST HAD TO DO THIS.

 OVER 25 FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS VISIT OUR HOME FOR A BBQ / SLIP N SLIDE PARTY. THE KIDS WERE HILARIOUS AS THEY PLAYED KICKBALL - SLIP N SLIDE WITH BABY SWIMMING POOLS AS THE BASES. IT WAS ENTERTAINING UNTIL ONE DUDE DISLOCATED HIS FINGER WHICH WE ADULTS PREDICTED ONE PERSON WOULD GET HURT..........BUT THAN FUN AGAIN WHEN HE RETURNED FROM THE E.R.

 A FRIEND AND I BBQ'D BURGERS AND DOGS FOR EVERYONE. THE FOOD AND BOOZE WAS FLOWING. ANOTHER ENTERTAINING DRINK WAS THE RUM BUCKET.  YOU CAN USE YOUR IMAGINATION ON HOW MUCH ALCOHOL WAS IN THIS PLASTIC BIN. I POSTED PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 FIREWORKS FROM DIFFERENT NEIGHBORS LITERALLY 2 HOUSE AWAY. I WAS OKAY WITH IT. OUR PUP WAS NOT.

 THE NIGHT WAS FUN AS I MADE JOKES AND ENTERTAINED OUR GUESTS. EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.

 I DRANK WATER ALL DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT UNTIL 8PM. EVERYONE ELSE WAS DRINKING SINCE 10AM. I DID HAVE 2 BEERS WITH WATER IN-BETWEEN.

 FLIP CUPS WAS PLAYED LATER AND WHAT AMUSED ME IS OUR YOUNGEST NOW PARTAKES IN THESE DRINKING GAMES. I WAS ALSO TOTALLY ENJOYING HER PLAYING KICK BALL - SLIP N SLIDE AS SHE JUST LAUNCHED HERSELF INTO THE SWIMMING POOL BASES.

 I POSTED OUR 25TH NAIL ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS ARE NOW READY FOR PICK-UP AT THE NAIL. I ALWAYS POSTED OF THE POOL PARTY HERE TOO.

 THE NIGHT JUST MOVED PERFECTLY. IT ACTUALLY FELT EARLIER THAN WHAT IT WAS BUT BY 11PM I WAS READY TO WIND DOWN IN MY ROOM.

 OVERALL , I WAS GLAD THE KIDS THREW A PARTY HERE. I NEEDED THIS AFTER THE LAST 3 WEEKS I HAVE BEEN HAVING.

 TUESDAY     7 - 5 - 22

 ELDEST HEADS TO SEASHORE TO VISIT FAMILY AND YOUNGEST STAYS WITH US TO CHILL.

 AFTER 4 CALLS I FINALLY GET IN TOUCH WITH A FRIEND RECOMMENDED MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC. A NICE GUY AND HE KNOWS THE NAIL WELL. SO WELL , OVER 30 YEARS AGO , HE GOT BANNED BECAUSE HIS FRIEND WAS BEING A NUDGE AND THE BOUNCER TRIED TO ESCORT HIM OUT. THE MECHANIC PUT HIS HANDS ON THE BOUNCER THUS GETTING HIM BANNED. THIS WAS 33 YEARS AGO. I TOLD HIM , " YOUR BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED. " HE LAUGHED.

 RAIN WAS SUPPOSE TO COME SO I SCRAMBLED TO CUT THE LAWNS. OH , YESTERDAY'S SLIP N SLIDE KICK BALL GAME WAS FUN AND ENTERTAINING. JUST ONE THING , THE DAWN LIQUID MIXED WITH WATER FOR THE SLIP N SLIDE KILLED OUR GRASS IN A SHAPE OF A BASEBALL DIAMOND.......NICE.

 BEING TREATED LIKE A KID DOES NOT SIT WELL WITH ME.

 CLEANED UP THE YARD AND PUT OUT THE TRASH OUT FROM YESTERDAYS JULY 4TH PARTY HERE.

 THE NAIL SHIRTS ARE IN. I BELIEVE I CONTACTED EVERYONE THAT ORDERED A SHIRT.........OVER 90% WERE ON FACEBOOK. I POSTED A PICTURE OF ME WEARING THE NEW NAIL SHIRT IN A MIRROR. I HID MY FACE BECAUSE OF SHAME.

 DAY 2 OF THE DIET AND MY KID SUGGESTS SUSHI. I FIGURE JAPAN IS ONE OF THE TOP COUNTRIES ON HEALTH AND FITNESS SO WHY NOT EMULATE THEIR EATING HABITS. IT MAKES SENSE TO ME.

 PHILLIES WIN BIG OVER THE NATIONALS AND HARPER HOPES TO COME BACK IN THE 2022 SEASON.

 WHAT WOULD YOU WANT ?  TO BE RICH AND NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BILLS BUT BE COMPLETELY MISERABLE OR BE HAPPY WITHOUT MONEY. IT'S A TOUGH DECISION.

 SALAD , MEATBALLS , AND WATER FOR DINNER......OH THAT BLOWS.

 YOUNGEST , WHEELS , AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. AGAIN......VERY GOOD.

 STRANGER THINGS GETS RELEASED FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS YEAR. IT IS THE FINAL 2 EPISODES OF SEASON 4. WE WATCHED BOTH EPISODES AND FINISH SEASON 4. OVER ALL , IT WAS VERY GOOD. I GUESS A GOOD THING IS THE FIRST EPISODE WAS 90 MINUTES LONG AND THE FINALE WAS 2 HOURS AND 22 MINUTES. IT WAS LIKE WATCHING A MOVIE AS MY YOUNGEST SAID.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT POORLY AGAIN. HOW CAN I GO TO BED SO EXHAUSTED AT 12:30AM AND WAKE UP AT 1:45AM LIKE I SLEPT 10 HOURS ? IT IS FRUSTRATING.

  WEDNESDAY       7 - 6 - 22

 ELDEST HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH FAMILY IN OCEAN CITY.

 ME , SLEEPING IS STILL BAD.

 MY YOUNGEST AND WHEELS HELP PUT TOGETHER A LIST OF FOOD FOR FAT PEOPLE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. I WILL GO SHOPPING FOR THIS PRODUCT. WE ORDERED SUSHI AGAIN TODAY. I STILL BELIEVE THE JAPANESE HAVE THE BEST WAY OF EATING HEALTHY.

 I WAS INTRIGUED ON HOW THE ACTOR DAVID HARBOUR LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT IN STRANGER THINGS. HE PORTRAYS THE CHARACTER JIM HOPPER AND LOST 80 POUNDS FOR THE 4TH SEASON. THE CHARACTER WAS IN A RUSSIA PRISON LIVING ON GRUEL AND WATERED DOWN SOUP. SO I GOOGLED HOW HE DID IT. BASICALLY HE SAID , " I TRIED ALL DIETS AND IT JUST CAME DOWN TO NOT EATING. " I AM NOT SURE I CAN DO THIS METHOD BUT I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND I ACTUALLY FIXED SOMETHING.......RED L.E.D. LIGHTS ON STAGE WERE ALL RED BECAUSE A METAL BAND WANTED IT THAT WAY FOR THEIR SET........2 MONTHS AGO. I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET ONE STRAND BACK TO THE ORIGINAL COLOR OF GREEN. TODAY I FIGURED IT OUT......WITH A LADDER. THE DEPRESSING THING IS I HAVE 10 THINGS TO FIX AND THIS WAS THE SMALLEST OF THE 10.

 BACK HOME I CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME FOLD SLIP N SLIDE PLASTIC AND TARPS FROM THE JULY 4TH PARTY THAT WERE JUST THROWN IN THE GARAGE. WE SPENT SOME TIME ORGANIZING A LITTLE SO I CAN MOVE AROUND IN THE ROOM.

 TALK TO MY AUNT AGAIN IN RE-HAB JUST TO SAY HELLO. SHE IS 95 YEARS OLDS AND I TRY TO GET HER MIND OFF BEING BORED LIKE TALKING ITALY AND HER PARENTS. I LIKE MAKING OUR ELDERLY REMINISCE ABOUT THE OLD GOOD TIMES.

 INSIDE WE HAVE DINNER OF SUSHI AND SALAD. I REALLY THINK I NEED A STRONG DIVERSITY OF MEALS TO MAKE THIS DIET WORK. I LIKE TO USE A WOK MORE TOO. I WILL INCLUDE MY STANDARD NO BEER , NO BRANDY , NO BREAD , AND OTHER THINGS LIKE NO SUGARY SNACKS TOO. IN 2 DAYS I LOST 3.3 POUNDS......WOO HOO !!......BLOW.

 PHILLIES LOSE ON A MISJUDGED FLY BALL BY HERRERA. THE BALL WAS A SEMI-TOUGH CATCH BUT SHOULD OF BEEN MADE. AGAIN , NOLA GETS LIMITED RUN SUPPORT AND LOSE 3 - 2.

 THE 3 OF US SIT OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO WITH SOME NIGHTCAPS. I HAVE 1 JAMESON AND COKE ZERO. WE PLAY CARDS AND IT WAS FUN. I EVEN SET UP AN UMBRELLA LIGHT. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND LOSING EVERY CARD GAME TO WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE WITH KEVIN HART AND WOODY HARRELSON CALLED THE MAN FROM TORONTO. THE MOVIE WAS OK AND I JUST FEEL HART TALKS WAY WAY WAY TOO MUCH TO BE FUNNY. THERE ARE SOME FUNNY SCENES TO MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD.

 WE TRY A NEW SERIES CALLED CRASHING WITH THE ACTRESS PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE FROM THE TV SERIES FLEA BAG WHERE SHE WON BEST COMEDIENNE AND ALSO IS THE CREATOR AND PRODUCER ( 1ST SEASON ) OF KILLING EVE....WHICH ALSO WON ALOT OF AWARDS. I RECOMMEND ALL 3 SERIES STARTING WITH FLEA BAG THAN KILLING EVE. THIS NEW SERIES CRASHING IS VERY SEXUALLY BASED AND A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE WATCHING WITH MY YOUNGEST. BUT , OVERALL WE LIKED IT.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT BAD AGAIN. I BASICALLY WAKE UP EVERY HOUR OR SO. IT IS DAMN FRUSTRATING. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY WHEN I LOST WEIGHT LAST TIME I SLEPT BETTER. MY GOAL IS TO FIT IN MY TEE SHIRTS AGAIN. EVERY DAMN SHIRT IS TIGHT AND IT IS EMBARRASSING TO ME. I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS THINK.....IT CAN'T BE GOOD.

 THURSDAY     7 - 7 - 22

 I CONTINUE THIS DIET AND IT IS SUCH A MENTAL STRAIN. I FEEL LIKE IT IS THE ONLY THING I THINK ABOUT.

 TODAY , MY YOUNGEST AND I WENT FOOD SHOPPING AND IT WAS STRICTLY HEALTHY FOOD. IT IS DEPRESSING BUYING FRUITS , VEGGIES , AND RABBIT FOOD ( WHICH I MADE JOKES ABOUT ) BUT I LOVED EVERY SECOND WALKING AROUND THE STORE WITH MY YOUNGEST. I HAVE LOST 6 POUNDS SINCE JULY 4TH.

 I'VE BEEN PRETTY MELANCHOLY THE LAST 3 WEEKS WITH PERSONAL STUFF AND MAJOR MONETARY THINGS.  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT SEEMS I WILL NOT CATCH UP FOR A LONG TIME.

 TALKED TO MY 2 AUNTS AGAIN AND ORDERED THEM A CONVERTER BOX FOR THEIR 1960'S TV. THEY REFUSE TO GET CABLE OR STREAM. I CAN'T BLAME THEM SINCE THEY ARE IN THEIR 90'S. I HAD A FRIEND FROM RADIO SHACK HELP ME PICK A PRODUCT.

 BREAKFAST - 3 FRIED EGGS WITH CHEESE AND PEPPER. OH MY GOD.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE COMEBACK WIN OVER A BAD TEAM. THESE ARE GAMES YOU SHOULD WIN. THEY HAVE QUIETLY BECOME A PLAY-OFF TEAM. YES......IF THE SEASON STOPPED TODAY THEY BE IN THE PLAY-OFFS.

 ELDEST RETURNS FROM THE SEASHORE. SHE HAD A GOOD TIME AND IT SEEMS FAMILY REALLY ENJOYED HER SURPRISE VISIT.

 YOUNGEST AND I SLICE MOZZARELLA AND PROVOLONE CHEESE AND CLEAN UP THE 2ND FLOOR A LITTLE BIT.

 STIR-FRY FOR DINNER AND I MADE A MISTAKE BY BUYING A STIR-FRY WITH PASTA IN IT. ONE OF MY DIET NO-NO'S IS NO PASTA. SO.....ONE BY FRIGGIN' ONE I PICKED ALL THE PASTA OUT. I WAS ACTUALLY PROUD OF MYSELF. I COULD OF WENT AND ATE IT AND SAID " F " IT BUT I SAID TO MYSELF , " IT IS THE FIRST WEEK AND I CAN NOT GO OFF MY PLAN SO SOON. "

   I WANT TO USE A WOK MORE OFTEN IN THE FUTURE. IT SEEMS CLOSER TO HIBACHI TO ME. 

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CHILL WITH SOME REGULARS AND WORKERS. SOME HELPED ME GO THROUGH ALL THE SHIRTS I ORDERED. I AM GLAD I DID BECAUSE SOME SHIRTS WERE NEVER RECEIVED. WE DID ORGANIZE THEM SO NAMES CAN BE FOUND WAY EASIER. I WILL PLACE A 2ND ORDER.

 I TALKED TO A BARTENDER ABOUT DIETING. HE IS PRETTY KNOWLEDGEABLE ON THE SUBJECT. HE HAS LOST 30 POUNDS SO FAR.

 I ENJOYED THE NIGHT AND DID AS MUCH AS I COULD TO PREP FOR THE WEEKEND.

 ROLL HOME TIRED BUT HANGOUT WITH THE KIDS TO WATCH RICK & MORTY THE FIRST EPISODE. IT WAS GOOD. WE WATCHED A 2ND EPISODE TOO.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OKAY. I WAS PROUD OF MYSELF NOT HAVING ANY LATE NIGHT SNACKS WHEN I GOT IN. THIS IS ANOTHER TOOL I WILL USE. NO EATING AFTER 8PM OR BEFORE 12 NOON.......ALONG WITH MY 10 OTHER RULES OF DIETING.

  FRIDAY      7 - 8 - 22

 I CAN'T SAY I SAVED HIS LIFE BUT MAYBE TAUGHT HIM A LESSON. I PULL OUT MY DRIVEWAY AND HEAD UP ONE BLOCK. I SEE THIS ONE CHUBBY KID RUNNING UP THE SIDEWALK AND SUDDENLY DARTS OUT IN FRONT OF ME. I WAS GOING SLOW AND DID NOT NEED TO SLAM MY BRAKES BUT IT DID SURPRISE ME. THE CULPRIT FOR HIS RUNNING ......A JACK & JILL TRUCK WITH THE MUSIC PLAYING.  THE KID IS ON THE CORNER AND I ROLL DOWN MY WINDOW AND SAY , " HEY , PLEASE ALWAYS LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING THE STREET. OK ? " THE KID KNEW HE WAS WRONG AND BOWED HIS HEAD A LITTLE AND EMBARRASSINGLY REPLIED , " YES SIR. "

 THE SUN AND CLOUDS PLAYED WITH ME TODAY. I EVEN TOLD MY YOUNGEST THIS STORY. I WALK THE PUP OUTSIDE AND NOTICE IT IS CLOUDY. I THINK TO MYSELF ," THIS BE A GOOD TIME TO HEDGE BUSHES. " I GET OUT MY EXTENSION CORD , CLIPPERS , HEDGERS , AND A GORILLA LADDER. AS SOON AS I PLUGGED IN THE HEDGER THE SUN CAME OUT AND IT FELT LIKE 95 DEGREES.

 I WORKED 2 HOURS CUTTING AND NARROWING DOWN OUR LARGE BUSHES THAT NOW REACH WIRES ACROSS THEIR TOPS. I MOVED THE GORILLA LADDER FROM BUSH TO BUSH BUT I OVERHEAT. I TOOK A BREAK AND HEADED INSIDE FOR WATER , COOL DOWN , AND CHECK EMAILS.

 I BOOK AT LEAST 6 BANDS IN ONE SITTING AND HEAD BACK OUTSIDE. MY YOUNGEST IS HAVING LUNCH AND I SAY TO  HER , " IT IS CLOUDY AGAIN SO I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO HEDGE. SHE KNOWS THE STORY OF THE SUN COMING OUT ON ME EARLIER. I OPEN OUR BACK DOOR AND WALK ON THE PATIO. WITHIN 2 SECONDS THE SUN CAME OUT AGAIN. I OPEN THE DOOR , SHOW HER THE SUNSHINE , AND TELL MY KID , " SEE ? " ........SHE LAUGHS.

 I PUT ANOTHER HOUR IN HEDGING AND RAN OUT OF STEAM. I DON'T EVER WANT TO DO THIS MUCH WORK IN THE SUN ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. IT DRAINED ME SO MUCH AND SOON I HAVE TO GO TO THE NAIL FOR 8 HOURS. I LEAVE ALL THE CUTTINGS ON THE GROUND AND STREET TO BE PICKED UP TOMORROW.

 BACK INSIDE TO COOL DOWN.

 BACK OUTSIDE TO PUT EVERYTHING AWAY.

 OUR YOUNGEST ROOM MATES TAKE THE TRAIN TO OUR HOUSE. THEY ARE BORROWING A CAR AND HEADING TO THE SEASHORE TO MEET SOME FRIENDS.  MY KID AND I HEAD TO THE GAS STATION TO FILL UP AND GET THEM AT THE TRAIN STOP. THE ROOM MATES HAVE NOT SEEN OUR YOUNGEST IN 3 WEEKS. I INTRODUCE THEM AS A JOKE. THEY ALL LAUGH. BACK HOME WE LOAD UP THE VEHICLE AND GIVE THEM A NICE SUPPLY OF BEER AND WHITE CLAWS. THEY SAY HELLO TO WHEELS AND OUR PUP AND GET ON THE ROAD.

   A NICE GESTURE - THE ROOM MATE DRIVING SAYS TO ME RIGHT BEFORE GETTING IN THE CAR , " THANK YOU FOR FILLING THE GAS TANK ". I THOUGHT THAT WAS NICE.

 WE GET A PICTURE OF THE KIDS HAVING DINNER AT THE BEACH. I WAS ENVIOUS. THEY SEEM LIKE THEIR HAVING A GOOD TIME.

 TALKED TO PLUMBER TODAY VIA TEXT. WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO THIS HUGE UNDERTAKING.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL AND IT WAS A STEADY BUSY NIGHT. THE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT. SOME OF THE BARTENDER'S FRIENDS STOPPED IN WHICH WAS ALWAYS NICE TO SEE. EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL AND POLITE.

 PHILLIES WITH A GREAT PITCHING PERFORMANCE FROM WHEELER AND 2 HOME RUNS FROM BOHM. IT WAS THE ONLY OFFENSE BUT IT WAS THE ONLY RUNS WE NEEDED. PHILLIES WIN 2 - 0.

 I CONTINUE MY DIET COUPLED WITH WORKING IN THE SUN FOR 3 HOURS. IT WAS LIKE A MILITARY MARINE CORP WORK-OUT.  I FELT I LOST 20 POUNDS. I KNOW I ONLY LOST 6 POUNDS SO FAR BUT I CAN ALREADY FEEL IT IN MY STOMACH.

 LATE NIGHT I HEAD HOME TO WALK THE PUP , HAVE A NIGHT CAP , SOME PEANUTS & GRANOLA BAR ( I DON'T WANT TO EAT AFTER 8PM BUT I HAD A SMALL DINNER OF 4 MEATBALLS ) AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED WILD CARD WITH JASON STATHAM ( I'M A FAN OF HIS ) , SOFIA VERGARA , AND STANLEY TUCCI. IT WAS OKAY IN A BEAT EM' UP STYLE MOVIE .....WHICH IS ALL JASON'S MOVIES.

 BY 2AM I HEAD TO BED. THE PUP JOINS ME AT 4AM. I WAS UP AT 6AM TO START MY DAY.

 SATURDAY    7 - 9 - 22

 A PLEASANT SURPRISE....................

 I CONTINUE TO WATCH WHAT I EAT AND DRINK. I NOTICED SOMETHING THIS MORNING......I'M STARTING TO FIT IN MY XL TEE SHIRTS AGAIN. USUALLY EVERY SHIRT IS TOO TIGHT. I HAVE LOST 10 POUNDS SINCE JULY 4TH. I KNOW THE FIRST 25-30 POUNDS IS THE EASIEST AND IT WILL GET ROUGHER BUT IT IS A STEP TO BETTER HEALTH.

 I DECIDED TO JUST RAKE MY HEDGE CLIPPINGS FROM YESTERDAY. I NEED MY BRANCH CLIPPER TO SNIP ONE LARGE WEED TREE.........2 HOURS LATER I HAVE CLOSE TO 15 TRASHCANS TO FILL WITH BRANCHES AND WEEDS. I GUESS MY 10 POUNDS LOST IS GIVING ME SOME MORE ENERGY.

 PHILLIES GIVE US A SCARE BUT HOLD ON TO A 9TH INNING " ALMOST " COLLAPSE. PHILS WIN 1 - 0.

 I HAVE EXCELLENT BOSTON CREAM YOGURT FOR LUNCH. YEP , THERE'S SOMETHING I THOUGHT I NEVER WRITE. I ALSO HAD SOME GRAPES AND SOMETHING ELSE A RABBIT WOULD CALL ME AN ASSHOLE FOR.

 WHEELS HEADS TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR DINNER AND DRINKS.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL ANTICIPATING A SLOW NIGHT. IN FACT , THE FIRST BAND WAS 30 MINUTES LATE FOR LOAD-IN........THAN WE GOT SLAMMED. IT WAS SUCH A PLEASANT SURPRISE. A YOUNG CROWD AND ALL BANDS WERE REALLY GOOD. I HAD A GOOD TIME WORKING WITH THE BARTENDER EVEN WHEN SHE SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. I WAS WAITING AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AND OUT OF NO WHERE A BANG ON MY WINDOW....SHE RETURNED MY CELL PHONE.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH ELDEST AND WHEELS. I ONLY LASTED ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED AND DREAMT ABOUT WHEELS GIVING THE FINGER TO A NEIGHBOR WHO WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT US STAYING IN AN AIRBNB RENTAL. WE WERE BRAKING SOME KIND OF SILLY ASSOCIATION RULE. WHEELS WAS OUTSIDE AND I LOOK THROUGH A WINDOW FROM INSIDE AND I SEE HER GIVING THE FINGER TO AN OLDER WOMAN.

  SATURDAY     7 - 10 - 22

 ARE YOU AT MCDONALDS ?

 YOU WANT A DAY AND NIGHT............MY GOD.

 WITH MY NEW 10 POUND LOST WEIGHT I HAVE A LITTLE MORE ENERGY. WELL , NOT REALLY BUT TO ME , THIS MORNING WAS A SERIOUS WORK-OUT. IMAGINE FILLING 8 TRASH CANS OF BRANCHES AND WEEDS AND IT HASN'T MADE A DENT IN YOUR PILE. THIS MORNING I SPENT 2 HOURS STUFFING TRASHCANS OF ALL THE WEEDS I PULLED AND BRANCHES I CUT IN THE LAST 2 DAYS. I EVEN WEEDED AND CUT MORE BRANCHES TODAY. A TOTAL OF 8 TRASHCANS AND LET ME TELL YOU THE LAST 3 I TOTALLY PUSHED MYSELF TO FINISH. IT WAS HOT AND I WAS SWEATING BIG TIME IN MY XL CINTEX ENTERPRISE SHIRT. ( NEED KITCHEN OR BATHROOM REMODELING ?....CALL THEM ).

 I ALSO GOT A WATER BOTTLE  AND ADDED SOME DAWN DISHWASHING LIQUID. FOR THE MOST PART I HAVE NOT SEEN TOO MANY LANTERN FLIES THIS SEASON. BUT , ONE BRANCH I CUT THERE MUST OF BEEN 50 OF THEM ON IT. I SPRAYED THAT BRANCH HARD AND USED THE BOTTLE ALL MORNING WHEN FILLING THE TRASHCANS.

 I WAS EXHAUSTED BY 11:30AM. I DRANK WATER AND WAITED FOR LUNCH WHILE DOING COMPUTER WORK. I AM TRYING TO ONLY EAT BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 8PM.....TRYING.

 WHEELS MAKES ME A NICE BREAKFAST OF SLICED EASTER HAM ( GIVEN TO US BY MY PARENTS ) AND MUSHROOMS COOKED ON A HOT PAN WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS. IT WAS ACTUALLY VERY GOOD....EVEN WITHOUT HAVING BREAD ( BLOW ).

 BY 12:30PM I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I FORGOT TO TELL THE BARTENDER TO LEAVE THE A/C ON. THIS WAS MY FAULT AND OUR ICE MACHINE HAS NO ICE. THE MACHINE IS AIR-COOLED WHICH KINDA SUCKS IN THE HOT MONTHS. SO HERE IS MY LIST AT THE NAIL :

 - I LOVE MY HOSE. SERIOUSLY , MY HOSE IS LONG AND THE NOZZLE SHOOTS LIKE A FIREMAN'S HOSE. I STRETCHED MY HOSE ALL THE WAY TO THE ICE MACHINE AND SPRAY IT LIKE A PORN MOVIE. I DID A FULL CLEAN SINCE THE BOX WAS EMPTY. I ALSO USED MY HOSE ON ALL THE SINKS AND HOSED DOWN THE CAR AND BACK STEP.

 - CHANGED THE MARQUEE AND TOOK PICTURES.

 - VACUUMED THE WHOLE PLACE.

 - MADE A BEER AND LIQUOR LIST.

 - CHECKED A CHANGE MACHINE.

 - CLEANED THE BATHROOMS AND MORE.

 - PICKED-UP CIGARETTE BUTTS AND TRASH OUT FRONT.....MY FAVORITE THING TO DO.

 - A BAND LEFT A BOOM BOX HERE.

 THERE WAS MORE STUFF AND I FORGET. TWO HOURS LATER I HEAD BACK HOME.

 I HAVE SEVERAL THINGS GOING ON AND I TRY TO COME UP WITH SEVERAL IDEAS TO MAKE THEM WORK.

 YOUNGEST AND 2 FRIENDS ARRIVE HERE. THEY USED OUR CAR TO GO TO THE BEACH. TO MY SURPRISE THEY FILLED THE GAS TANK.....UNHEARD OF. I EVEN MADE A JOKE TO ONE ROOM MATE WHO DROVE OUR CAR ALL WEEKEND BY SAYING , " DID YOU FILL THE GAS TANK ? " SHE REPLIES , " YES " .....TO MY SURPRISE. THE KIDS GO OUT TO GET FOOD AT SUSHI LAND WITH OUR ELDEST. I GAVE THEM MONEY FOR THEIR DINNER AND THE GAS THEY PAID.

  I DRIVE WHEELS TO THE AIRPORT. SHE IS HEADING OUT OF STATE FOR WORK. SHE ARRIVED SAFELY.

 BACK HOME I DECIDE LAST MINUTE TO CALL MY AUNT. A CONVERTER BOX WAS DELIVERED TODAY AFTER NOT BEING DELIVERED YESTERDAY. SO , INSTEAD OF THE ROOM MATES TAKING THE TRAIN  HOME I DRIVE THEM WITH MY YOUNGEST. I PARK MY CAR ON THE SIDEWALK ON THE SMALL STREET TO LET ANOTHER CAR GO BY. A LADY IN THE CAR ROLLS HER WINDOW AND THANKS ME.

 NEXT STOP IS MY CENTER CITY AUNT'S HOUSE. MY YOUNGEST IS A BIG HELP AS WE INSTALL A NEW CONVERTER BOX. LET ME TELL YOU TEACHING A 90 YEAR OLD WOMEN TO USE 3 DIFFERENT TV REMOTES WAS A TASK. WE SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES THERE. I WAS ELATED MY YOUNGEST HELPED ME.

 DRIVING HOME I OFFER ICE-CREAM TO MY YOUNGEST WHO HELPED AND ACCOMPANIED ME. SHE DECIDES ON MCDONALDS. THE FIRST MCDONALDS WE STOPPED AT WAS CLOSING JUST AS WE PULLED UP. THE CAR IN FRONT OF US WHO JUST BEAT US........GOT SERVED.

 DRIVE BY THE NAIL AND I SEE A REGULAR AND A BARTENDER. I JOKINGLY YELL OUT , " ARE THEIR ANY BANDS PLAYING TONIGHT ? " I ALSO YELLED OUT TO THE BARTENDER ON HOW SHE SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME SATURDAY NIGHT. SHE LAUGHS.

 THE 2ND MCDONALDS I PULL UP TO THE SPEAKER WINDOW. I WAIT 10 SECONDS AND NO RESPONSE. SO I PULL AROUND TO THE 2ND WINDOW AND SEE A WORKER. I SAY , " OH , ARE YOU CLOSING ? " HE RESPONDS , " NO WE ARE OPEN. " I ASK JUST FOR A MEDIUM FRIES. HE TELLS ME TO DRIVE AROUND AND GO TO THE SPEAKER BOX AGAIN. SO..........I DRIVE TO THE SPEAKER BOX AGAIN AND HIS VOICE COMES ON , " CAN I HELP YOU ? " I GIGGLE AND CAN'T BELIEVE IT IS THE SAME VOICE. I SAY , " ONE MEDIUM FRIES PLEASE. " I DRIVE TO THE 2ND WINDOW AGAIN AND IT IS THE SAME WORKER WHO TAKES MY MONEY AND GIVES ME THE FRIES. MY YOUNGEST AND I GIGGLE AND SHAKE OUR HEADS.

 DRIVING HOME MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. MY ELDEST TRACKED US AND SAYS , " ARE YOU AT MCDONALDS ? ". SHE WAS ABOUT 60 SECONDS TOO LATE AS WE WERE HALFWAY HOME. SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE US AND I SAY I WILL SEE HER AT HOME SOON. SHE RESPONDS , " OK , I'LL JUST STARVE THAN. "

 FINALLY HOME AT 9:30PM MY ELDEST USES CUTENESS AND HUGS ME TO BORROW MONEY AND THE CAR. I TELL HER , " THIS IS THE GIRL I WANT TO SEE ALL THE TIME. " SHE GOT BOTH.

 I CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST. ALL DAY AND NIGHT I'VE BEEN " GUILTING / JOKING " WITH HER TO TRAVEL WITH ME TOMORROW. TONIGHT WE MADE A NIGHTCAP AND I HAD SOME PEANUTS FOR DINNER AT 9:40PM. OH , I THINK MY YOUNGEST IS TRAVELING WITH ME.......YEAH !!!

  WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED THE ADAM PROJECT WITH RYAN REYNOLDS. HE IS SO TYPE CASTED AS DEADPOOL. EVEN THE FATHER WHO PLAYS THE HULK WAS TOUGH TO THINK AS ANOTHER CHARACTER. OVERALL , THE MOVIE WAS OKAY TO SEMI-GOOD.

 PHILLIES BLOW 3 - 1 LEAD AND LOSE. AHHHHH, THERE'S ARE PHILLIES.

 WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT , TEXT WHEELS GOOD NIGHT , AND HEAD TO BED. JESUS.....THAT WAS A LONG DAY.

 MONDAY     7 - 11 - 22

 A LITTLE RUSE......................

 HEAD TO NAIL TO MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT. WE HAVEN'T SEEN THEM IN A WHILE. ICE MACHINE MAKING ICE......GOOD.

 STOP AT BANK TO PICK-UP QUARTERS.

 BACK HOME I BEGIN TO LOAD VAN AND HAVE A LUNCH THAT A YOUNG RABBIT WOULD CALL ME A SPINELESS DICKHEAD.

 WAKE UP YOUNGEST AND I AM ELATED SHE IS TRAVELING NORTH WITH ME.

 MAKE EXCELLENT TIME BUT FIRST STOP AT WAWA. I WALK THE PUP AND FILL GAS TANK WHILE YOUNGEST GETS A PANINI SANDWICH.

 WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD. IT IS FRIGGIN' PICTURE PERFECT HERE. WE SETTLE IN AND DO COMPUTER WORK FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS.

 TAKE A WALK AROUND THE LAKE WITH THE PUP AND SOMETHING GIVES US A LITTLE STARTLE........AN ALLIGATOR HEAD. I ACTUALLY THREW SMALL STONES AT IT TO MAKE SURE IT WAS A PLASTIC DECOY....IT WAS. OF COURSE I POST ON FACEBOOK AND FREAK OUT FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THESE DECOYS LOOKS PRETTY DAMN REAL AND ARE SUPPOSE TO SCARE THE GEESE.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I DECIDE TO USE A WOK FOR DINNER. HERE IS THE INGREDIENTS : MARINATED CHICKEN , MUSTARD , A SPICE MY KID PICKED OUT , CHICK PEAS , RICE , BABY CORN SHOOTS , CORN , CARROTS , PEPPER , CHICKEN BROTH , GARLIC , RED PEPPER FLAKES , AND PROBABLY 5 OTHER THINGS I FORGET. IT ACTUALLY CAME OUT REALLY GOOD.

 FOR DINNER WE SIT ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE.....AWESOME.

 A FAIR AMOUNT OF FLIES IN THE HOUSE. SO , A WET/DRY VAC AND FLY SWATTER ( PUP DID NOT LIKE FLYSWATTER ) ELIMINATED THEM.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.....YEP.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED COLOSSAL WITH ANNE HATHAWAY AND JASON SUDIKIS. BOTH ACTORS WE LIKE BUT MY GOD THIS MOVIE WAS AWFUL. IT WAS INTRIGUING AT TIMES BUT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE DUMB PLOT TWISTS.

 NEXT WE WATCH 4 EPISODES OF MAN VS BEE. OK , IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MINDSET OF BEING ENTERTAINED BY A COMEDIC CARTOONISH NONSENSE VERY SHORT TV SERIES.......THAN THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR YOU. PUT IT THIS WAY , IT STARS THE ACTOR WHO PORTRAYED MR. BEAN. HIS NAME IS ROWAN ATKINSON. IT IS SUPER SILLY AND BORDERLINE IDIOTIC BUT WE KEPT LETTING THE EPISODES RUN..........MOSTLY BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME LAUGHS AND EACH EPISODE LASTED ANYWHERE FROM 11 TO 19 MINUTES.

 A LITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT WE HEAD TO BED. I HELP MY YOUNGEST MAKE HER BED. I WATCH A LITTLE TV IN MY ROOM FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I SLEPT GOOD AND DREAMT ABOUT MY FATHER-IN-LAW WHICH WAS PRETTY COOL.

 FACETIME WITH WHEELS AND ELDEST. THIS WAS FUN AND I FELT BAD FOR WHEELS WHO HAD EXPERIENCES EQUIVALENT TO MY LUCK. HOW ABOUT THIS STUFF ? :

 - FLIGHT IS 20 MINUTES LATE BUT ALL GOOD GETTING THERE LATE NIGHT.

 - 45 MINUTES IN LINE FOR A RENTAL CAR. PEOPLE WERE PISSED.

 - WHEN IN YOUR RENTAL CAR YOU GO THROUGH A FINAL TOLL-LIKE BOOTH. THEY ASK FOR A DRIVERS LICENSE AND PAPER WORK. THE WORKER LETS WHEELS THROUGH SO SHE BEGINS TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE PAST THE BOOTH AND..........UP POPS THE SPIKED SHREDDERS TO PUNCTURE BOTH FRONT TIRES. BOTH TIRES GO FLAT AND THE WORKER FREAKS OUT SAYING A POWER FAILURE TRIGGERED THE SPIKES TO ELEVATE. WHEELS LIMPS CAR OUT OF THE WAY.

 - A 2ND CAR RENTED FROM ANOTHER AGENCY SINCE THE ORIGINAL ONE IS NOW CLOSED SINCE IT IS AFTER HOURS.

 - SHE BEGINS TO DRIVE 2ND CAR AND WHEELS CAN NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO TURN OFF SUPER COLD A/C AIR. THE WINDOWS FREEZE UP AND SHE CAN'T SHE. HER SIGHT AT NIGHT IS NOT GOOD TO START WITH.

 - FINALLY AT HER HOTEL SHE CHECKS-IN AND GETS A KEY CARD DOOR PASS. SHE GOES TO THE ROOM AND THE DOOR WILL NOT UNLOCK. BACK DOWN TO THE FRONT DESK FOR ANOTHER ROOM AND KEY CARD. 

 - IN BED AROUND 2AM......NOT FUN.

 TUESDAY      7 - 12 - 22

 CAN'T SAY HOW MUCH I LOVE BEING HERE..........ESPECIALLY WITH MY YOUNGEST.

 TODAY I CONCENTRATED ON PUNCHLIST THINGS WHILE MY YOUNGEST DID INTERNSHIP WORK. SOME THINGS WERE SECURING DECK SPINDLES , LEAF BLOWING AWNING ROOF ( YOUNGEST DID THIS ONE ) , LEAF BLOW DECK , VACUUM MOTHS UNDER AWNING ( YEP ) ,  CHECK KEY LOCK BOX , CLEAN OUT MICROWAVE , FIX A BROKEN WINDOW SCREEN , CLEAN SOME WINDOW SILLS , CLEAN 3 BLUE DINING ROOM CHAIRS , WINDEX FRONT GLASS , EMPTY VACUUM DIRT CONTAINERS , FIX A LOUD CLICKING FROM OUR ICE MACHINE ( THANK YOU GOOGLE AGAIN ) , AND MORE.

 ELDEST HEADS TO SEASHORE WITH FRIENDS. AT THE VERY LAST SECOND SHE ASKS TO USE OUR CAR. GEE......NEVER SAW THAT COMING.

 PHILLIES ON LOSING STREAK......NOT SURPRISED. FOUR PLAYERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER CANADA FOR THE TORONTO SERIES. WHY ? THEY HAVE A STRICT COVID LAW. THE 4 PLAYERS WHO REFUSED TO GET INOCULATED.......REALMUNTO , NOLA , GIBSON , AND BOHM. OH , REALMUNTO SAID , " A LITTLE MONEY IS NOT AND CANADIAN RULES ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE HIS MIND. THAT " LITTLE " MONEY WAS $243,000.

 RED PEPPER CHUTES WITH PEANUT BUTTER OR CREAM CHEESE. OH MY GOD SO MUCH BETTER THAN COOKIES.

 FORECAST - IN THE NEXT HOUR TORRENTIAL RAIN AND THUNDER STORMS. WE SHOULD GO TO THE LOCAL MARKET FOR LAUNDRY DETERGENT........WE DID AND IT RAINED LIKE THE BEJESUS.

 BACK HOME WE DID NOT LOSE POWER WHICH WAS NICE.

 FACETIME WITH WHEELS AND ELDEST......ALWAYS NICE.

 WE FINISHED MAN VS BEE. A CUTE BUT REALLY STUPID TV SERIES WITH VERY SHORT EPISODES. IT IS SUPER SILLY SO ONE NEEDS TO HAVE THAT MINDSET WHEN ENTERING IT. BUT.....THERE ARE SOME NICE LITTLE TWISTS AND HEARTFELT SCENES IN THE STORY LINE.

 FOR DINNER - SALMON WITH JAPANESE SESAME SEED OIL IN A CHICKEN STIR-FRY PLUS KALE SALAD WITH LIGHT ITALIAN DRESSING. OH MY GOD WAYYYYYY BETTER THAN PIZZA AND A COLD BEER.......FUCKING BLOW.

 I CATCH UP ON A SERIES CALLED CRASHING AND FIND OUT THERE IS ONLY ONE SEASON........BLOW.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING ON HEALTH , VITAMINS , DIETING , AND SPAS. OH MY GOD , HE BASICALLY PROVES THE HEALTH AND DIET WORLD ALONG WITH SPA TREATMENTS DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. IT IS ABSOLUTELY EYE OPENING AND DEPRESSING AT ONCE.  BASICALLY , TO LOSE WEIGHT , EAT HEALTHY , SMALLER PORTIONS , AND EXERCISE. SOME THINGS MENTIONED IN HIS SHOW -

 - ONE GUY PLACED A FAKE ARTICLE IN A SMALL COOL MEDICAL " NAMED "  JOURNAL MAGAZINE THAT CHOCOLATE ACTUALLY HELPS LOSE WEIGHT. IT WAS A COMPLETE HOAX AND HE WAS PROVING HOW THE MEDIA BLOWS THINGS WAY WAY WAY OUT OF PROPORTION. THE ARTICLE WENT VIRAL AND WITHIN MONTHS NEWS AGENCIES , TV SHOWS , AND RADIO ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WERE PROMOTING IT.

 - SUGAR IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON FOR WEIGHT GAIN.....NOT FAT IN OUR FOOD.

 - CANDY COMPANIES IN THE EARLY DAYS ACTUALLY BERATED A SCIENTIST WHO PROVED SUGAR WAS BAD. THEY GOT ANOTHER SCIENTIST WHO SAID " FAT " IS THE REAL REASON FOR WEIGHT GAIN. "

 - TOXINS CAN NOT BE SWEATED OUT IN A SAUNA OR IN ANY OTHER WAY AT A SPA.

 - VITAMINS........DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. THE FOOD YOU EAT ON A DAILY BASIS HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH VITAMINS YOU NEED.

 - VITAMIN C DOES NOT HELP CURE COLDS IN ANYWAY WAY OR FASHION. THERE IS NOT ONE BIT OF PROOF THAT SAYS VITAMIN C CURES COLDS.

 - M.S.G. IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU. ONE SCIENTIST WROTE HE FELT QUEASY AFTER EATING CHINESE FOOD SO SAID THIS MAY BE RELATED TO CHINESE FOOD AND M.S.G..   IT WAS NEVER PROVEN BUT HIS ARTICLE WENT VIRAL.

 AGAIN , THE TV SHOW ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING IS ABSOLUTELY EYE OPENING.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:30PM. I WAS JUST SO TIRED. I SEEM TO SLEEP OKAY IF WAKING UP 5 TIMES IS NORMAL.

 WEDNESDAY     7 - 13 - 22

 IT IS SO DAMN NICE HERE WE DECIDED TO STAY ONE MORE DAY.

 PROJECT MISSILE COMMAND DOES NOT LOOK GOOD. IT SEEMS NO ONE WORKS ON THESE OLDER ARCADE MACHINES ANYMORE. I SPENT ABOUT 1 HOUR TESTING FUSE CIRCUITS AND ANOTHER 1 HOUR ON THE PHONE WITH POSSIBLE TECHS. THIS IS NOT LOOKING GOOD.

 GOT SOME OTHER ODD JOBS DONE.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WALKED AROUND THE LAKE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND PUP. WE SAW SOME DEER AND BABY FAWN WHICH IS ALWAYS COOL.

 PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.....YEP.....BLOW.

 HEALTHY LUNCH AGAIN AND LOOKING FORWARD TO DINNER AT CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT.

 WE LOAD UP SOME WINE , BOURBON SELTZER ( NOT SO GOOD ) , APPLE BEERS , AND SOME FELLINI'S CAFE LIQUORE.

 WE ARRIVE AND DINNER WAS EXCELLENT. I RATED IT AS TOP 3 BEST TIMES I HAD HERE. MOSTLY BECAUSE OF MY YOUNGEST JOINING ME AND THE OWNER SITTING WITH US 3 DIFFERENT TIMES. I JUST ADORED BEING HERE WITH MY KID.

 DRIVING BACK HOME WE SEE THE COOLEST CLOUD FORMATION.

 THE PUP IS OVERJOYED TO SEE US. MY YOUNGEST CHASES HERE AROUND WITH A PLASTIC BAG FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 IF YOUR DOG DOES NOT EAT HIS OR HER FOOD RIGHT AWAY.....DROP A TREAT IN THE BOWL. IT WORKS FOR ME ALMOST EVERY TIME.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED DRIVE MY CAR. THIS FILM HAS WON A SHITLOAD OF AWARDS AND NOMINATED FOR BEST MOVIE IN 2021. I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS A 3 HOUR FLICK AND PROBABLY HAD TOO MANY SEX SCENES IN IT ( YEP....ME WRITING THAT ) BUT OVERALL I AM INTRIGUED. WE WATCHED THE FIRST 2 HOURS AND WILL WATCHING REMAINING HOUR TOMORROW.

 I MOVE SOME THINGS AROUND AND WILL STAY ANOTHER DAY. IT IS JUST TOO DAMN NICE HERE.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT OK AT BEST.

 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME I HAD SEX 2 TIMES IN ONE NIGHT. WHEELS WAS IMPRESSED. UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS IN A DREAM.......................dream ends.

  THURSDAY     7 - 14 - 22

 I STAY ANOTHER 5 DAYS WITHOUT A BLINK OF AN EYE...........BUT.

 ONE MORE DAY AT THIS PLACE I LOVE WITH MY YOUNGEST THAT I LOVE.

 SOME PEOPLE OUT THERE DO NOT BELIEVE IN HAVING ANY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. I DISAGREE WITH THEM BIG TIME. YOU CAN CONTROL ANYONE WHO SEES YOUR PAGE OR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH IT. YOU CAN HAVE 1 " FRIEND " OR 5,000.....IT'S UP TO YOU. TO ME IT HAS HELPED CONNECT BANDS , MUSICIANS , FRIENDS , AND FAMILY 10,000 TIMES FOR ME. WELL , TODAY I POSTED SOME PICTURES ON FACEBOOK ON HOW TO FIX OUR MISSILE COMMAND ARCADE MACHINE. IN UNDER 15 MINUTES OVER 60 COMMENTS OF ADVICE. THAT IS FUCKING COOL AS SHIT.

 AT LEAST 5 TIMES I WAS GOING TO LOAD UP THE ARCADE MACHINE AND TAKE HOME. BUT , 2 TECHS ARE WILLING TO LOOK AT IT HERE. AGAIN , FACEBOOK CONNECTED THESE ARCADE TECHS AND SAVED ME A SHIT LOAD OF PAIN IN LOADING THE HEAVY MACHINE IN OUR VAN. OUR YOUNGEST WAS SO RELIEVED WHEN SHE FOUND OUT WE WERE LEAVING IT  HERE.

 MY PHILLY AUNT HAS CALLED ME 6 TIMES THIS WEEK ON HOW TO OPERATE HER TV. I CALL IT THE " JUST PUSH PLAY " EFFECT.

 ME AND YOUNGEST WALK THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE AND CUL-DE-SAC. THE DOG IS FRICKIN' HILARIOUS. SHE IS SO EXCITED TO SEE THE WORLD. WE LET HER OFF-LEASH BACK NEAR THE HOUSE AND MAN DID SHE RUN.

  SOME LITTLE PROJECTS DONE TODAY BUT MOSTLY IT WAS CHILLING WITH MY YOUNGEST. EVERY SECOND I ADORED.

 FACETIME WITH ELDEST AS SHE COVERS THE NAIL AND OTHER PROJECTS FOR ME.

 ELDEST PICKS UP WHEELS AT AIRPORT. SHE IS BACK HOME. WE TALKED LATE NIGHT AND IT SEEMED IT WAS A GOOD BUSINESS TRIP.

 DINNER ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. I SAY IT EVERY TIME HERE , " IT IS SO DAMN QUIET AND I LOVE OUR LOCATION." WE EAT AND LISTEN TO MUSIC AS THE PUP MOOCHES FOR FOOD. OF COURSE 2 DOE AND 2 FAWN CASUALLY STROLL BY US. HOWE COOL IS THAT. WE DID NOT SEE ONE BEAR ALL WEEK WHICH SUCKED.

 WE PLAY CARDS OUTSIDE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO. AGAIN , LISTENING TO MUSIC , CHILLING , MAKING JOKES , AND JUST ENJOYING MY KID'S COMPANY.

 WE FINISH THE SERIES THE BEAR WITH THE ACTOR " LIP " FROM SHAMELESS.  WE LIKED IT. FX TV CHANNEL QUICKLY PICKED IT UP FOR A 2ND SEASON. REVIEWS WERE VERY GOOD. 97% " LIKED " THIS SERIES AND IT RECEIVED 100% ON ROTTEN APPLES (THAT IS PRETTY DAMN GOOD ).

 OF COURSE THE PLUMBERS WANTED TO BEGIN WORK NEXT WEEK AFTER I THOUGHT THEY WOULD START ANY OF THE LAST 6 WEEKS. I HAD TO ACTUALLY DECLINE BECAUSE I HAVE A SHOW TUESDAY NIGHT.

 I LASTED UNTIL 1AM. WE HEAD TO BED AND I SLEEP DECENT TO GOOD. MAN , I JUST DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE.

 FRIDAY     7 - 15 - 22

 VERY LONG DAY AND I SHOULD OF STAYED HERE.

 TOO MUCH RICE I BELIEVE WAS THE CULPRIT. IT RUINED MY KETO DIET. A WEEK IN THE POCONOS IS TOUGH TO LOSE WEIGHT EVEN THOUGH I WAS STILL TRYING TO BE GOOD. HAVING A STIR-FRY EVERY DAY IS PROBABLY NOT THE BEST FOR LOSING POUNDS. THE GOOD.....I DID NOT GAIN ANY WEIGHT ALL WEEK. THE BAD....I WAS HOPING TO LOSE AT LEAST 5 POUNDS. THIS GOAL WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE. I LOST .2 OF A POUND. THIS IS DEPRESSING BECAUSE MY YOUNGEST AND I WERE REALLY TRYING.

 I SEEM TO CARE LESS ABOUT THE PHILLIES NOW. THEY DO STOP LOSING STREAK AND WIN.

 2 HOURS OF CLEANING AND LOADING AND WE ARE OFF. I HATED GOING BUT DUTY CALLS.

 WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND STOP AT VIC'S SUSHI. I EAT HALF AND IT WAS THE ONLY THING I HAD ALL DAY.

 UNLOAD AT HOME THE PUP GREETS WHEELS. IT WAS ADORABLE.

 AFTER A SUSHI LUNCH I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS. I ALSO STOPPED FOR A LIQUOR ORDER. THERE WAS MUCH TO DO AND OUR ICE MACHINE STOPPED PRODUCING AGAIN. GOD THESE AIR-COOLED MACHINES BLOW.

 BACK HOME AT 5PM. I NAP FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND BY 6PM MY YOUNGEST AND I OUR HEADING TO THE TRAIN STATION. WE PICK UP 2 ROOM MATES.

 I MADE A MISTAKE OF LETTING 3 BARTENDERS WORK TONIGHT. I SHOULD KNOW BETTER. AN ANTICIPATED BIG NIGHT BY A PROMOTER BUT NOT BY ME. BUT....I HAD TO BE PREPARED JUST IN CASE HE WAS RIGHT. IT ENDED UP THE NIGHT WAS 1/5 OF WHAT THE PROMOTER THOUGHT IT BE. MY PREDICTION WAS SPOT ON. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE AN OLD BAND PLAY AGAIN. I'LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN.

 THE NIGHT ENDED EARLY AND WE WERE OUT THE DOOR BY 12:12AM. I ADORE WORKING WITH OUR BARTENDERS AS I GAVE THEM A RIDE BACK TO CENTER CITY.

 BACK HOME BEFORE 1AM I DRINK AND EAT NOTHING.

 I WALK THE PUP AND SHE DID HER THING. IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE HER.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT. I WOKE UP TO A FREEZING HOUSE. OUR ELDEST SET THE THERMOSTAT SUPER LOW AND I SWEAR TO CHRIST SHE IS GOING TO BURN OUT THE COMPRESSOR. I AM ACTUALLY WEARING A SWEAT JACKET WRITING THIS. I TOLD HER 10 TIMES DO NOT TOUCH THE THERMOSTAT AND TEN TIMES SHE DOES.

 SATURDAY   7 - 16 - 22

 EVER SEE THE SPONGEBOB EPISODE WHERE SPONGEBOB RIPS HIS PANTS ?........REMEMBER THAT IN TODAY'S BLOG.

 FRIDAY I SCRAMBLED AND TODAY WAS NOTHING LESS.

 I WALK AROUND OUR YARD AND WE DO HAVE SOME VEGGIES GROWING LIKE STRING BEANS , LETTUCE , AND TOMATOES. ONE REALLY COOL FLOWER BLOOMED WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE. I ALSO PULL 40 LARGE BRANCHES UP ON OUR GRASS LINE FROM THE STREET FLOWER BEDS. I WILL NEED AT LEAST 8 MORE TRASHCANS TO GET RID OF THEM. THIS WILL TO BE FUN.

 HEAD TO COLLEGEVILLE FOR 3 PROJECTS :

 1 - DROP OFF A HAND GUN TO A RENTER. YES , THEY LEFT A GUN AT OUR HOUSE. OVERALL , I AM COOL WITH IT. I MET THE WIFE AND SHE SENT ME A COOL VIDEO OF A LARGE MOMMA BEAR WITH CUBS RIGHT AT OUR FIRE PIT. I POSTED ON FACEBOOK AND OVER 500 VIEWS IN LESS THAN 1 HOUR ALONG WITH 50 COMMENTS FROM MY ITALIAN FAMILY. THE BEST ITALIAN COMMENT , " YOUSE GOTTA BE FUKIN' KIDDIN' ME !! "

 2 - I PICK UP A NEW BRITA WATER FILTER PITCHER WITH 4 FILTERS. ALL NEW....ALL FREE. WE ALWAYS WANTED ONE FOR THE SEASHORE SINCE NEW JERSEY WATER BLOWS.

 3 - ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE STOP AND PICK UP A NEW CORDLESS PHONE. THIS WILL BE FOR MY 90 YEAR OLD AUNTS IN PHILLY. THEY CALL ME ALMOST EVERY DAY FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO FIX THEIR TV. THEY ONLY HAVE A CORDED PHONE SO GOING BACK AND FORTH FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE TV AND WHERE THE PHONE IS A HASSLE. PLUS MY AUNT IS HOME FROM REHAB AND COULD USE A PHONE NEAR HER.

 I DECIDE TO HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. REMEMBER THE SPONGEBOB " RIP " MY PANTS EPISODE ? WELL , LET'S CHANGE " RIP " TO " POOP ". SO , EVERY TIME I WRITE " RIP " FROM NOW ON IT REALLY MEANS POOP. REMEMBER RIP = POOP.

 - I RIPPED MY SHORTS TODAY.

 - I KNEW IT WOULD BE CLOSE AND I SAT AT THE 7/11 TRAFFIC LIGHT JUST SECONDS TO THE NAIL. I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE JAMES BOND DOWN TO THE SECOND BOMB EXPLOSION.

 - THE BACK LOT SLOW MOVING GATE COULD NOT OPEN UP FAST ENOUGH. I " FEEL "  IF I WAS TO GOING TO LET THE RIP GO IT WOULD BE MORE LIQUIDITY THAN NORMAL. OH......MY......GOD.

 - I JUMP OUT OF THE CAR WITH THE ENGINE STILL RUNNING AND LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN. I ALMOST RIPPED IN THE BACK LOT AGAINST THE WALL BY MY GARDEN HOSE BUT I DECIDED TO TAKE A CHANCE AND GET TO A TOILET.

 - INSIDE I RUN PAST THE SECURITY PANEL. THE ALARM IS BEEPING TO BE TURNED OFF....FUCK THAT...NOT ENOUGH TIME !!  I RACE TO THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM AND FORGET TO HIT THE LIGHT SWITCH IN THE HALLWAY TO TURN THE BATHROOM LIGHT ON. I MISS THE TOILET AND SIT ON HALF. IT IS NOT A PRETTY SCENE AS RIPPING CANNOT BE HELD ANYMORE.

 - ADD ANOTHER PROBLEM......THE ALARM GOES  OFF WITH EAR PIERCING BLARING BELLS AND WHISTLES. IT CAN BE HEARD FROM 3 BLOCKS AWAY. I SCREAM , " NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD !!! NOOOOOOO !!!!

 - I MUST TURN IT OFF OR THE POLICE WILL SHOW UP WITH ME RIPPING ALL OVER THE GOD DAMN PLACE. IT IS A SCENE FROM THE DUMB AND DUMBER MOVIE WHERE HARRY USES THE BROKEN TOILET WITH HIS LEGS STRAIGHT OUT. THIS IS THE VISUAL I GIVE YOU.

 - I MUST DEACTIVATE THE ALARM BEFORE THE COPS COME. SO , WITH MY BOXERS AND SHORTS AT MY ANKLES AND ME STILL TRYING TO HOLD RIPPING I WADDLE TO THE ALARM PANEL IN THE HALLWAY AND SHUT IT OFF.

 - I PENGUIN WALK BACK TO THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM BUT IT IS A FUCKING SCENE FROM STRANGER THINGS. IT IS LIKE UPSIDE DOWN WORLD FULL OF RIP AND NO HUMAN SHOULD GO IN. THE TOILET AND FLOOR LOOK LIKE SOMEONE BROWN GROUTED IT 3 DAYS AGO AND FORGOT TO SPONGE IT DOWN.

 - NOW  , I GO TO THE MEN'S BATHROOM TOILET TO FINISH MY RIPPING. HOLY HELL WHERE IS ALL THIS RIP COMING FROM ??!! IT IS AN UNENDING NIAGARA FALL OF RIPPING !!!  JESUS PLEASE HELP MY RIP !!

 - 5 MINUTES LATER IT IS ALL OVER AND I SIGH WITH RELIEF. THE CHAOTIC BATHROOM SCENE OF RIPPING HAS ENDED AND NOW I MUST TAKE INVENTORY ON WHAT DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE NAIL SHIP. LIKE A STAR TREK CAPTAIN ( IN MY MIND ) I HEAR DAMAGE CONTROL COME IN FROM MY OFFICERS REPORTING ........." SIR , DECK 2 REPORTING , 3 OF 4 WALLS DAMAGED BADLY. " ,  "  CAPTAIN , ENGINEERING IS DOWN , WE HAVE NO POWER. " , " SIR , SENDING INJURED TO SICKBAY. " ALL THIS IS GOING THROUGH MY MIND AS I LOOK DOWN AT MY BOXERS AND SEE A TON OF RIP. IT IS SO BAD I JUST WANT TO THROW THEM OUT.

 - SO , THESE BOXERS ARE BRAND NEW AND I DECIDE TO KEEP AND CLEAN THEM IN OUR BACK SINK. THE RIP IN THESE BOXERS MAKES LASSIE RUN AWAY.

 - I NOTICE RIP ON MY SHORTS TOO. SO , OFF THEY COME. I CLEAN THEM AND HANG THEM ON A BOX FAN TO DRY. MY BOXERS I PUT OUTSIDE IN THE SUN ON A MILK CRATE.

 -  I TAKE OFF MY FLIP FLOPS AND THE ONLY THING I AM WEARING IS A NAIL SHIRT. I SEE DROPLETS OF RIP ON THE GROUND LEADING FROM MY CAR DOOR TO THE BACK DOOR TO THE HALLWAY TO IN FRONT OF THE JUKE BOX ENDING AT BOTH BATHROOMS. THIS CARNAGE IS REVOLTING. IT LOOKS LIKE A LARGE BROWN DOG EXPLODED.

  - I BEGIN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING UP EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE......IN JUST A TEE SHIRT........ WITH MY BALLS , ASS , AND COCK HANGING OUT. IT IS A VISUAL I WISH ON NO ONE.

 - SO I STILL HAVE 10 THINGS TO DO. WHILE MY SHORTS DRY ON THE BOX FAN I BEGIN TO DO PROJECTS LIKE VACUUMING , SETTING UP THE DRUM KIT , AND STOCKING BEER ALL HALF NAKED. EVERY TIME I BEND DOWN TO CLEAN SOMETHING MY ASS SPREADS AND BALLS DANGLE LIKE ORNAMENTS ON A CHRISTMAS TREE.

 -  IT'S WORST THAN THE TIME I RIPPED IN MY VAN IN A CARDBOARD BOX AT A RESTAURANT DEPOT PARKING LOT YEARS AGO.

 - AFTER 2 HOURS MY SHORTS ARE DRY AND I JUST PUT THEM ON WITH NO BOXERS. I GO OUTSIDE AND CHANGE THE LETTERS ON THE MARQUEE. I SIT ON THE BENCH AND NOTICE SOMETHING DISGUSTING......DRIED RIP WAS DOWN MY RIGHT LEG. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD , FINISH THE MARQUEE SIGN , AND GO INSIDE TO WASTE ANOTHER TABLE RAG ON MY LEG. IT LOOKED LIKE SOMEONE USED A BROWN SHARPIE AND PAINTED THE COUNTRY OF ITALY ON MY INTERIOR INSIDE THIGH DOWN TO MY ANKLE.

 I ROLL HOME AND TELL THE STORY TO WHEELS. HER LOOK OF DISGUST WILL HAUNT HER FOREVER.

 SO MY FULL HALF DAY IS DONE.

 WHEELS VISITS HER BROTHER AND BRINGS HOME EXTRA PIZZA HUT PIZZA. MY ALL TIME FAVORITE. I DO NOT HAVE A SLICE AND IT IS TORTURE.

 WHEELS HEADS TO A LARGE GRADUATION PARTY IN WEST CHESTER WITH MANY OF MY ITALIAN COUSINS. I JUST CAN'T GO BECAUSE OF THE TIMING GOING BACK TO THE NAIL. I TOTALLY REGRET MISSING EVERYONE. I DON'T MISS HOW MUCH FOOD AND DRINK I WOULD OF CONSUMED.

 I SHOWER LIKE IT WAS THE LAST DAY OF HAVING WATER EVER. I USED THE SHOWER SPRAY BETWEEN MY LEGS AND UP MY ASS FOR OVER 15 MINUTES. IT WAS A SHOWER I WILL NOT FORGET FOR A LONG TIME. REMEMBER THE MOVIE PSYCHO WHERE THE GIRL GETS KILLED IN THE SHOWER AND THEY SHOW BLOOD RUNNING DOWN THE DRAIN ? WELL , MY WATER DRAINING WAS RIP.

 I TAKE A NAP FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. ONE WOULD OF NEVER KNEW JUST 3 HOURS AGO A FULL WORLD WAR III ASS BATTLE OCCURRED.

 THE NIGHT STARTED SUPER SLOW BUT PICKED UP REALLY NICELY. THE MUSIC WAS FUN AND EVERYONE WAS COOL. I WAS VERY HAPPY FOR THE BARTENDER THOUGH SHE MADE A PERFECT PEPPERONI PIZZA AND I DID NOT HAVE ONE SLICE.

 BY 2AM I WAS HEADING HOME. I WALKED THE PUP AND HAD NO LATE NIGHT FOOD OR DRINK. I CHECKED SOME EMAILS AND WENT TO BED WATCHING THE REPLAY OF THE PHILLIES WINNING AGAIN. THE PUP SLEPT WITH ME.

 OH , DAY 2 HOME FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND I LOST ANOTHER 3 POUNDS. I ASSUME MOST OF IT WAS RIP.

 SUNDAY      7 - 17 - 22

 OK , THE CARNAGE OF YESTERDAY IS OVER. WORD MUST OF GOT OUT BECAUSE I HAD OVER 3,000 HITS WITHIN A 12 HOUR CYCLE. SOME EMAILS AND TEXTS I RECEIVED WERE PRETTY CLEVER. ONE TEXT SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGE WAS , " SO , IS THIS ANOTHER PLUMBING PROBLEM AT THE NAIL ? "

 A DAY OF REST......KINDA.

 A NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE....UP AT 6AM AND TIRED BY 2PM. I HEAD TO THE NAIL WITH OUR PUP. I CHASE AND VIDEO HER WHICH WAS PRETTY FUNNY. I SEND THE VIDEO TO OUR FAMILY TEXT.

 I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES AND GET PROJECTS DONE. I AM STILL BATTLING THE ICE MACHINE. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE FOR A RARE TUESDAY NIGHT SHOW. MICAELA WILL BE BARTENDING AND LOOKS LIKE I WILL GET HER IN MORE ROTATIONS.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN TO DO SOME LITTLE PROJECTS. ONE IS TO CHARGE THE CORDLESS PHONE FOR MY AUNTS.

 BEAR VIDEO NOW HAS OVER 800 VIEWS.

 PHILLIES SWEEP MARLINS WHICH IS RARE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE AS THE M.L.B. TAKES A BREAK FOR THE ALL-STAR GAME.

 WHEELS MAKES AN EXCELLENT EGGPLANT PARM. SHE ALSO TAKES OUR ELDEST TO A POT STORE. PRICES ARE MUCH BETTER THAN OUR LOCAL DEALER.

 90 DEGREES ALL WEEK. I SO WISH TO BE BACK AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

 A CLEVER SOCIAL MEDIA POST ABOUT THE EXTREME HOT WEATHER WAS A RELATIONSHIP ONE. MANY TIMES YOU SEE NEWLY COUPLES POST " IN A RELATIONSHIP " ON THEIR PAGE. I SAW ONE TODAY , " IN A RELATIONSHIP ".....HAD A PICTURE OF AN AIR CONDITIONER.

 SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ON BAD DECISION MAKING. ON SOCIAL MEDIA , A PROFESSOR HAD SOME REALLY GOOD ADVICE. HE SAID , " MAKE YOUR DECISIONS FROM YOUR MIND NOT YOUR EMOTIONS. " IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT , HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU GET UPSET AND MAKE TERRIBLE DECISIONS ? ANYWAY , IT MADE SENSE TO ME.

 AFTER DINNER WE SETTLE IN. I REALLY REALLY ENJOY ANOTHER EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. THE SHOW IS CLEVER AND HAS EXCELLENT WRITING AND STORY LINES. IT MAY NOT BE IN MY TOP 5 AS ALL TIME FAVORITE TV SERIES BUT IT IS IN THE TOP 5 AS ONE I TRULY ENJOY WATCHING.

 WE TRY A NEW TV SERIES MY BROTHER TOLD ME ABOUT. IT IS CALLED THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WITH THE ACTRESS KALEY CUOCO FROM BIG BANG THEORY. SHE DOES A PRETTY DAMN GOOD JOB ACTING EXTREMELY DISTRESSED.

 NEXT WE WATCHED $100,000 PYRAMID HOSTED BY MICHAEL STRAHAN. THERE WERE 2 EPISODES OVER THE ONE HOUR SHOW. ONE EPISODE HAD GUEST RAPPERS AND THE OTHER WERE COMEDIANS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. I THINK THEY MAY HAVE HELPED THE RAPPERS A LITTLE. ONE SUBJECT , " NAME THESE FAMOUS RAPPERS ".

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:45PM BUT WAS ON MY COMPUTER UNTIL ABOUT MIDNIGHT.

  MONDAY     7 - 18 - 22

 6:15AM..........WEEDING AND FILLING 6 TRASHCANS. YEP....THIS IS WHAT I DO FOR EXERCISE AND AVOID THE 90+ DEGREE HEAT ALL WEEK. I WILL DO THE SAME TOMORROW.

  BACK INSIDE TO DO MY NORMAL COMPUTER STUFF WITH BOOKING BANDS BEING A PRIORITY.

 ABOUT ONCE A MONTH WHEELS AND I DOUBLE CHECK OUR RENTERS FOR ALL PROPERTIES. WE HAD A LITTLE SCARE OF A POSSIBLE DOUBLE BOOKING WHEN A RENTER USED ANOTHER NAME WHEN SENDING US A DEPOSIT CHECK.

 ANYONE WATCH THE HOMERUN DERBY ? YEAH....ME NEITHER. I HAPPEN TO TURN THE CHANNEL ON AND SEE KYLE SCHWARBER FROM THE PHILLIES GO AGAINST HOMETOWN LOVED CARDINALS ALBERT PUJOLS. OF COURSE OUR PHILLIE LOST WHICH WAS FINE FOR THE HOME TOWN AGING PUJOLS. I KEPT THINKING OF THE WYSP DJ REPEATEDLY SAYING , " THERE IS NO WAY SCHWARBER WILL LOSE TO PUJOLS. "......DUMBASS. WELL , APPARENTLY HE MIGHT HAVE NOT BEEN WRONG. AFTER A TIE BREAKER PUJOLS WON. BUT , SOCIAL MEDIA CAUGHT ONE HOMERUN NOT COUNTED IN THE ORIGINAL ROUND AND IT WOULD OF MADE SCHWARBER THE WINNER......OH WELL.

 I HAVE 30 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK. I SAW A STAT THAT SAID HUMANS MAKE 35,000 DECISIONS...........A DAY. I WOULD THINK I AT LEAST DO TWICE THAT.

 WE DROP OFF THE VAN TO HAVE THE A/C CONDENSER REPLACED. IT TOOK 5 WEEKS TO GET THE PART. THAN IT TOOK 3 WEEKS TO SCHEDULE SERVICE. IT IS AT VIDEON DODGE WHO WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL. OH......COST WILL BE AT LEAST 2K........NICE. I WAS DAMN CLOSE OF JUST NOT HAVING A/C IN THE VAN TO SAVE A $2,000+ EXPENSE.

 I WON A GIFT CARD TO THE DESMOND HOTEL FOR WRITING ABOUT HOW I PROPOSED TO WHEELS. OVER 200 ENTRANTS AND I CAME IN THE TOP 5 WHICH THE PRIZE IS A GIFT CARD. SO , WE WENT FOR DINNER AND EVERYTHING WAS INCLUDED BUT BOOZE. I DID NOT HAVE ANY WINE BUT STILL EVERYTHING ELSE WAS INCLUDED. OUR BILL......$16. I MUST SAY THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD ALONG WITH SERVICE AND PORTIONS. WE HAD N.Y. STRIP STEAK , MAHI MAHI ( ME ) , POTATOES , ASPARAGUS ( WHY DOES THIS MAKE URINE SMELL ? ) , HUMMUS , PITA CHIPS , MARYLAND CRAB SOUP ( EXCELLENT ) , ICEBERG SALAD , SPINACH SALAD , SPRITE ZERO , AND BREAD ( I HAD NONE ). AGAIN ......ALL THIS FOR 16 BUCKS. I TOLD WHEELS I REALLY ENJOY BEING WITH HER WHEN DINING. OH , WE TOOK HOME 2 DESERTS......STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE AND CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CAKE. ( I HAD NONE )

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. THE SHOW CONTINUES TO KEEP OUR INTEREST BUT IT IS GETTING A TINY BIT REPETITIVE.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11PM. I HANG IN MY ROOM FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES UNTIL HITTING THE HAY AS THEY SAY.

 TUESDAY NIGHT SHOW AT THE NAIL WITH MICAELA BARTENDING. THIS SHOULD BE FUN.

  TUESDAY      7 - 19 - 22

 WOW ......DID NOT EXPECT THAT.

 START MY MORNING AT 6:15AM BY WEEDING , RAKING , AND FILLING TRASHCANS. THERE IS 8 MORE FILLED CANS BROUGHT TO THE CURB. THIS TOTALS 16 IN THE LAST WEEK. I ALSO WEED WHACKED FOR OVER AN HOUR.

 THE PUP GETS A PLAY DATE ACROSS THE STREET.....YEAH !

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET A SODA TECH , BEER CLEANING TECH , AND A PERSON PICKING UP A 25TH NAIL ANNIVERSARY SHIRT. I ALSO WEED WHACK THE FRONT AND BACK ALONG WITH PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 STOP MY MECHANIC SHOP TO CONFIRM I AM DROPPING OFF MY MOTORCYCLE TOMORROW.

 STOP BY BANK FOR A DEPOSIT.

 I MUST SAY THEY WERE EXCELLENT. VIDEON DODGE WAS FAST , EFFICIENT , AND EVEN LOWERED THE BILL BY $300. IT WAS STILL 1300 BUT WHAT THE HECK. WE PICKED UP THE VAN AND IT SEEMS TO BE COOLING PROPERLY AFTER CHANGING A $600 A/C COMPRESSOR. YES , THE LABOR WAS $700.

 BACK HOME MORE BAND AND COMPUTER STUFF.

 BACK TO THE NAIL FOR A 4 ACT NIGHT. TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS A BIG CROWD FOR A TUESDAY NIGHT. EVEN BETTER A LONG TIME HAVERTOWN FRIEND WHO LIVED BEHIND MY OLD HOUSE AND MY ELECTRICIAN HAD HIS WIFE STOP IN. OF COURSE , I MADE TEXT JOKES WITH HIM ABOUT HIS WIFE BEING HERE HAMMERED. I EVEN TOOK A PICTURE OF US TWO DRINKING A DIRTY MARTINI AND SENT IT TO HIM. HE WAS LAUGHING WHEN HE RECEIVED IT.

 THE SHOW WAS FUN AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE MICAELA BEHIND THE BAR. SHE IS ADORABLE AND AN EFFICIENT BARTENDER. A 2ND BARTENDER WAS CALLED IN AROUND 9:30PM. ALL THE BANDS AND FANS WERE SUPER COOL.

 I ROLL HOME AND SETTLE IN. I START A MOVIE CALLED WRATH OF MAN. I GOT ABOUT AN HOUR INTO IT UNTIL I GOT TOO TIRED. THE PUP JOINS ME AND WE FALL ASLEEP. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST.

 WEDNESDAY     7 - 20 - 22

 YEP......JUST ANOTHER DAY OF DOING NOTHING. YEAH RIGHT.

 TRASH MEN EMPTIED ALL 8 CANS OF BRANCHES AND WEEDS. IT WAS A SLIGHT HASSLE JUST BRINGING THEM DOWN TO THE CURB.

 MY MOTORCYCLE HAS A FLAT TIRE. NOW.....HOW DO I GET IT TO THE MECHANIC ? THERE ARE 2 SCENARIOS. 1 - FILL TIRE WITH AIR AND HOPE IT HOLDS LONG ENOUGH TO RIDE THE BIKE THERE OR 2 - LOAD BIKE ON MY UTILITY TRAILER. I LIKE TO DO THE FIRST ONE.

 FIRST A TEST , I FILL MY MOTORCYCLE BACK TIRE UP WITH 45 POUNDS OF AIR. I THAN USE MY CELL PHONE TO TIME HOW LONG THE TIRE WOULD TAKE TO DEFLATE..........9 MINUTES AND 42 SECONDS. OK , I CAN GET THE BIKE TO THE MECHANIC IN ARDMORE IN UNDER 6 MINUTES. THIS LEAVE ME 3 MINUTES AND 42 SECONDS OF WIGGLE TIME. I CAN DO THIS.

 FILL AIR ONE MORE TIME AND START THE BIKE. WHEN IT FELL OVER I DID LOSE LIQUID WHICH I BELIEVE WAS GAS. I RIDE THE BIKE AND EVEN GO THROUGH OUR ONE-WAY STREET TO SAVE 1 MINUTE. I GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL AND THE ENGINE SHUTS DOWN. I SWEAR TO CHRIST THIS SHIT HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME. I PULL OVER AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING UNTIL THE TIRE GOES FLAT.

 I SWITCH TO " TANK RESERVE " AND THIS MEAN I HAVE ABOUT 1/2 PINT OF GAS OR MAYBE 15 MILES TO THE GAS RUNS OUT. THE BIKE STARTS AND I AGAIN START MY RIDE TO ARDMORE......I HIT EVERY DAMN RED LIGHT. I CAN NOT FUCKING BELIEVE EVERY FUCKING TRAFFIC LIGHT TURNS RED ON ME. I AM TALKING NOT ONE GOD DAMN LIGHT WAS GREEN ALL THE FUCKING WAY TO THE MECHANIC'S SHOP. BUT.....I DID MAKE IT.

 JUST YESTERDAY I PRE-STOPPED AT THE SHOP JUST IN CASE THEY FORGOT ABOUT ME. NOPE....ALL GOOD. JUST BRING THE BIKE IN AT 9AM. I ARRIVE AT 9:15AM AND THE SHOP IS CLOSED WITH 3 TRUCKS THERE WAITING FOR DELIVERIES. I WAIT ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND JUST DROP INSTRUCTIONS AND KEY THROUGH A MAIL SLOT.

 I WALK TO THE NAIL. IT IS ALREADY HOT OUT. I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND GET A RIDE HOME.

 FINISH WEBSITE AND EMAILING BANDS.

 MEET A REALLY NICE HOUSE INSPECTOR AT ONE OF OUR RENTALS. HE IS A BIG GUY LIKE TWICE THE SIZE OF ME. HE SURVEYS THE HOUSE VERY QUICKLY AND NO VIOLATIONS ARE FOUND. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 NEXT I DRIVE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. I ONLY NEED 15 THINGS SO I AM IN AND OUT SEMI-FAST.

 RETURN TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD PRODUCT. I DO SOME THINGS AND CHECK OUR ICE MACHINE. IT IS STILL PRODUCING LIMITED ICE. I MAY BUY A COUNTERTOP MACHINE TO HELP COMPENSATE A LITTLE BIT OR EVEN GET US THROUGH A NIGHT. I AM SICK OF BUYING ICE.

 HEAD HOME AND UNLOAD PRODUCT FOR OUR HOME. IT IS PRETTY DAMN HOT OUT. WE EVEN NOTICE OUR MAIN ROOM TEMP WENT UP BUT THE REST OF THE HOUSE IS COOL. I AM NOT SURE WHY THIS DEGREE CHANGE FROM ROOM TO ROOM IS DIFFERENT BUT I AM NOT TOUCHING ANYTHING IF MOST OF THE HOUSE IS COOLING.

 LOOKS LIKE I AM HELPING ANOTHER TOUR FOR THIS TUESDAY NIGHT.

 I MISS THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND SO WANT TO GO BACK. IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL NOT GET BACK THERE UNTIL LATE AUGUST OR EVEN EARLY SEPTEMBER. OUR CONDO IS THE SAME.....BLOW.

 AFTER ALL THE RUNNING I FINALLY SETTLE DOWN. WHEELS GETS ME SOME SUSHI. I HAVE NOT BEEN GOOD ON MY DIET AT ALL EVEN THOUGH I HAVE HAD ZERO BEER AND BRANDY FOR 2 WEEKS NOW. JUST AVOIDING THEM ALONE I SHOULD LOSE 5 POUNDS A WEEK.

 FACETIMED WITH MY FAMILY. IT IS ALWAYS FUN.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT IS GOOD.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. IT IS OK TO GOOD.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. IT IS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND CLOSE MY DOOR SO THE PUP WILL NOT COME IN. I FELT BAD SO WHEN I GOT UP TO USE THE BATHROOM AT 3AM I LEFT THE DOOR SLIGHTLY OPEN. WITHIN 15 MINUTES THE DOG JUMPED IN MY BED AND TOOK IT OVER. I SLEPT HORRIBLE.

 THURSDAY      7 - 21 - 22

 GO SHOPPING FOR LUNCH FOR MY PHILLY AUNTS AND COUSIN. AN ERA HAS ENDED WHERE I GO TO SOUTH PHILLY FOR FANTASTIC MEALS.

 PICK UP MY DAD AND HEAD TO CENTER CITY TO ALSO PICK UP MY YOUNGEST. WHAT A TREAT THIS WAS. OH.....STAY FAR FAR AWAY FROM CITY LINE AVENUE.

 WE ARRIVE IN CENTER CITY AND I BRING EVERYTHING FOR LUNCH. MY AUNT WHO WAS IN REHAB IS HOME NOW AND SHE IS THANKFUL BUT STILL SAD SHE CAN NOT MOVE AROUND LIKE BEFORE. MY YOUNGEST SHOWS THEM HOW TO USE THE TV REMOTE AGAIN WHILE I INSTALL A CORDLESS PHONE. I THOUGHT IT WAS CUTE WHEN MY 90 YEAR AUNT SAID , " CAN I TAKE THIS PHONE OUTSIDE ? " I REPLIED , " MAYBE FOR A 1/2 BLOCK BUT THAT IS IT AUNT. " SHE THOUGHT IT BE LIKE A CELL PHONE.

 WE HAVE A NICE LUNCH AND I ALWAYS TRY TO BRING UP THE OLD TIMES WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG LIKE KICK THE CAN OR HALF BALL GAMES. IT ALWAYS PERKS THEM UP.

 WE ROLL HOME AND I TAKE A SMALL MATTRESS THE TRASH MEN WOULD NOT TAKE.

 I DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AND DAD AND HEAD TO THE NAIL TO DUMP THE MATTRESS.

 AT HOME I MUST NAP BECAUSE I HAVE TO BARTEND TONIGHT AND I ALREADY PUT 9 HOURS IN.

 WHEELS HEADS TO AN OUTDOOR CONCERT WITH OUR ELDEST AND A FRIEND.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND JUST START PREPPING FOR TOMORROW....STOCKING , CUTTING LEMONS , LIMES , AND ORANGES , FIXING L.E.D. LIGHTS , VACUUMING, CLEANING BATHROOMS , AND MORE. I WAS TIRED BY 9PM.

 SOME REGULARS CAME IN ALONG WITH MY ELDEST WITH A " PLEASEEEEEEE " FACE. SHE WANTED MONEY.

 I SWEAR BY MIDNIGHT I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I BEGIN MY CLOSE AND OF COURSE JUST 1 MINUTE AWAY FROM LEAVING 5 PEOPLE COME IN. I WAS TOO TIRED SO I TOLD THEM , " WE ARE CLOSING , I'M SO SORRY. "

 HEAD HOME AND THE VAN A/C IS WORKING. AT FIRST IT BLEW WARM AIR AND I THOUGHT , " YEP , HERE WE GO. " BUT IT GOT COOL IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

 AT HOME I MAKE ONE DRINK, WATCH TV , AND GO TO BED.

  FRIDAY     7 - 22 - 22

 FOUND A NEW SCAM ON FB MARKETPLACE. THE " SELLER " KEEPS ASKING FOR CONFIRMATION VIA TEXT ONLY AND A 2ND PHONE NUMBER. IT JUST GOT TOO WEIRD SO I STOPPED IMMEDIATELY.

 CUT THE LAWNS....NOT FUN IN THIS HEAT BUT GLAD I GOT IT DONE.

 DRIVING HOME TONIGHT I SAW 2 DEER ON THE SIDEWALK RIGHT OFF MONTGOMERY AVENUE IN NARBERTH......THAT'S A FIRST.

 STOPPED AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I CHILL.

 PHILLIES DO NOT PLAY ON REGULAR TV. THE GAME WAS AIRED ON APPLE+. I AM SO GLAD IT WAS NOT AIRED......PHILLIES LOSE 15 - 2. I KEPT THINKING OF THE WYSP SPORTS HOST SAYING , " THE CUBS STINK. " I ABSOLUTELY KNEW THEY LOSE WHEN HE SAID THIS. ANOTHER REASON I KNEW THEY LOSE. THE CUBS PLAYED THE METS ( BEST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE ) AND WON 1 OF 3. NOW WINNING 1 OF 3 IS NOT THE BEST FOR A " STINK " TEAM. BUT.......ALL GAMES WERE DECIDED BY 1 RUN.,,,,,AGAINST THE BEST TEAM IN BASEBALL.

 HEARD SOME DEVASTATING NEWS IN MY COUSIN'S FAMILY. I'M JUST SHAKING MY HEAD ON THIS ONE.

 PICK UP BARTENDERS AT TRAIN STOP AND WE HEAD TO THE NAIL. I SO ENJOY BEING WITH THEM.

 HARD ROCK TO METAL ALL NIGHT AND THE BANDS KEPT COMPLIMENTING ME ON PLAYING HERE....WHICH ALWAYS FEELS NICE. UNFORTUNATELY , THE CROWD WAS VERY LIGHT TONIGHT. THERE WERE A FAIR AMOUNT OF FOOD ORDERS.

 OF COURSE THE DAY AFTER OUR SODA TECH LEAVES......A CO2 CANISTER SHUTS DOWN.

 DRIVE THE BARTENDERS BACK HOME TO CENTER CITY.

 BACK AT HOME AFTER 1:30AM.  I STAYED UP A LITTLE BIT AND HAD A NIGHT CAP. I WISH I WENT RIGHT TO BED.

  SATURDAY      7 - 23 - 22

 WYSP SPORTS EXPERTS , " CHICAGO CUBS STINK ". PHILLIES GET SMOKED AGAIN BY THE CUBS........BLOW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND TRY TO GET THROUGH A NIGHT WITH NO CO2.....AGAIN. I JUST CAN'T GO A DAY WITHOUT SOMETHING BREAKING.

 MOTORCYCLE DID MOVE FROM WHERE I PARKED IT 4 DAYS AGO. THIS IS GOOD I GUESS.

 FILLED GAS CANS AGAIN. $60 TOTAL FOR 4 CANS.

 FINISHED WATCHING THE MOVIE WRATH OF MAN. IT WAS OK TO A LITTLE BETTER THAN OKAY.

 YES , IT IS 100 DEGREES. I AM NOT A FAN OF COLD BLUSTERY WINTER BUT I MUST SAY THIS HEAT IS NOT FUN EITHER.

 AT HOME I TRY TO NAP AND GET SOME EMAILING DONE. BY 6PM I WAS RETURNING TO THE NAIL.

 BARTENDERS JOIN ME AROUND 8PM. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED ON A DECENT CROWD AND REALLY GOOD MUSIC.

 KINDA COOL - WALT LAFTY WAS THE LEAD SINGER OF SILVERTIDE. THIS WAS A GOOD SIZE BAND AND THEY TRAVELED THE COUNTRY AS TEENAGERS AND TOURED WITH A BAND CALLED VAN HALEN. NOW A SOLO ACT. HE JUST PLAYED WITH GORDON LIGHTFOOT. IT WAS FUN HEARING HIM TELL STORIES TONIGHT.

 ONE BARTENDER CLOSES AS I TAKE THE OTHER TO CENTER CITY. I GOT TO SEE MY YOUNGEST WHICH IS ALWAYS A JOY.

 YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES HAVING SOME ISSUES WITH BUGS IN THE HOUSE. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT GETTING ANOTHER PLACE TO LIVE. ONE ROOM MATE SAID , " I MAY MOVE BACK WITH MY PARENTS FOR A YEAR. OF COURSE I IMMEDIATELY SPIN FROM MY SEAT WITH TOTAL JOY AND LOOK DIRECTLY AT MY YOUNGEST WITH ANTICIPATION SHE MOVE BACK HOME. SHE SIGHS AND SAYS RELUCTANTLY , " I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO DO THAT. "

 YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES ATTEND A K-POP CONCERT AT A BOWLING ALLEY. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT K-POP IS.

 MORE BEAR VIDEOS FROM NEIGHBORS AND RENTERS AT OUR POCONO HOME. THE COOLEST WAS A SMALL BLUE PLASTIC POOL WE BROUGHT UP. THREE BEAR CUBS WERE PLAYING IN IT.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND WATCH COMEDY CENTRAL'S TOP 100 BEST JOKES DURING A CELERITY ROAST. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD BUT TOO MANY COMMERCIALS AND NOT ENOUGH STAND-UP LINES.

 SUNDAY   7 - 24 - 22

 WE CALL IT " THE BRACCILI LUCK "...................

 FB MARKET PLACE STRIKES TWICE :

 1 - I DROVE ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO PICK UP A PLASTIC BIN FULL OF STUFF. MOST I WILL TRASH BUT THERE ARE 2 REALLY COOL EXTENDABLE L.E.D. FLASH LIGHTS THAT I WILL KEEP AND SOME OTHER SMALL THINGS.

 2 - WHEELS AND I TAKE A 20 MINUTE RIDE TO SPRINGFIELD. A VERY NICE YOUNG COUPLE. BOTH WERE PIECES OF ASS AND KNEW THE NAIL. ANYWAY , I ALWAYS WANTED AN INDOOR SMOKELESS GRILL. RENTERS AT OUR CONDO ASK FOR A BBQ ALL THE TIME. OUR ASSOCIATION DOES NOT ALLOW OUTDOOR BBQ'S SO I GOT THIS ONE AND IT IS KINDA COOL.  THESE PRODUCTS RANGE AROUND $138. WE GOT ONE IT $10.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 WHEELS MAKES A VERY GOOD BATCH OF CHILI.

 I TAKE THE PUP TO THE VET FOR A SHOT NEEDED. FUNNY , WE BELIEVE DOCTORS FOR PETS TO GET A VACCINATION BUT DON'T BELIEVE DOCTORS ABOUT COVID.  I SAW A SOCIAL MEDIA POST WHERE SOMEONE WROTE , " DOCTORS SPEND A LIFE TIME IN THEIR FIELD BUT PEOPLE WOULD RATHER BELIEVE A FACEBOOK POST BY A RANDOM STRANGER. " OH .....GO TRUMP !!!

 HELP ELDEST LOAD CAR UP FOR SHE IS HEADING NORTH WITH SOME FRIENDS. SHE ARRIVES AND ALL IS WELL.....EXCEPT SHE HAS A FLAT TIRE NOW. I WILL CALL A LOCAL MECHANIC TOMORROW.

 HEY , PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN TO THE CUBS THAT STINK. GOOD CALL WYSP SPORTS HOST.....TOTAL JINX.

  WHEELS SPENDS SOME HOURS MAKING CHILI. WHAT DO WE DO FOR DINNER ?.......GO OUT. OUR FAVORITE LOCAL SPOT IS FELINI'S CAFE IN BRYN MAWR. NOT HAVING BREAD OR PASTA KINDA BLOWS. I DID TRY THEIR SPECIAL WHICH WAS SEA BASS. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND I AM TRYING TO STILL EAT HEALTHY.

 BACK HOME WE TALK TO OUR KIDS VIA FACETIME. THIS IS ALWAYS FUN.

  I FINISH WATCHING THE TOP 100 FUNNIEST MOMENTS OF COMEDY CENTRALS ROASTING OF CELEBRITIES. IT WAS GOOD BUT AGAIN TOO MANY COMMERCIALS AND TOO MANY UNKNOWN COMEDIANS CRITIQUING THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT THE JOKES USED. NICKI GLASER WAS THE MAIN HOST WHO WAS VERY GOOD. THE FEMALE COMICS WERE VERY FUNNY.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. THEY ARE PICKING UP A LITTLE SPEED AND IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. WE ALSO WATCHED THE 100,000 PYRAMID. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP JOINS ME LATER.

  MONDAY    7 - 25 - 22

  " 911 , WHAT'S YOUR EMERGENCY ? ".......................

 CALLED A LOCAL MECHANIC SHOP TO REPLACE A FLAT TIRE FOR OUR ELDEST. THEY WILL ORDER IT TODAY AND INSTALL THE TIRE TOMORROW. MAN.....IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED MY ELDEST AND FRIENDS KNEW HOW TO INSTALL THE DOUGHNUT TIRE TO GET IT TO THE MECHANICS SHOP.

 MET OUR SODA TECH AGAIN AND HE FOUND THE LEAK. IT WAS A BEER TAP CONNECTOR TO A BLUE MOON KEG.

 TALKED TO MY COUSIN TODAY BUT ONLY BRIEFLY. IT IS A VERY SAD DAY.

 ANOTHER BAND HAS ADDED TO THE TUESDAY NIGHT SHOW HERE. I WAS GOING TO WORK THE SHOW BY MYSELF BUT A BARTENDER WILL COME IN FOR 2 HOURS TO HELP OUT.

 SET A TRAP FOR A PET HAMSTER RUNNING AROUND UPSTAIRS. I SENT A PICTURE TO MY ELDEST.....SHE LAUGHED SINCE I WROTE ON THE TRAP , " HERE ASH !! ( NAME OF RODENT ) COME AND GET FREE FOOD !! ".

 TRIED TO FIX A BOX FAN. IT WENT INTO TODAY'S TRASH.

 TEXTED MY YOUNGEST HOW THE MINION MOVIE WAS LAST NIGHT THAT SHE ATTENDED WITH A BUNCH OF FRIENDS. SHE REPLIED , " IT WAS GOOD BUT I HAD MORE FUN CATCHING UP WITH OLD FRIENDS I HAVEN'T SEEN IN A WHILE. " I REPLY , " OH GOOD. WE SHOULD FACETIME AND TALK ABOUT IT. " THERE WAS NO RESPONSE. HEY , I TRIED.

 WHEELS MEMORY :

 - " WHERE IS THE INDOOR GRILL ? " I REPLY , " WANNA PLAY HOT OR COLD ? " SHE RESPONDS , " OK ".  I SAY , " YOU'RE VERY HOT ". SHE TURNS AND THE GRILL WAS LITERALLY RIGHT BEHIND HER ON A TABLE.

 - WHEELS HEATS UP LEFTOVERS FOR DINNER IN THE MICROWAVE. SHE LEAVES THE MICROWAVE DOOR OPEN. I SAY , " DO YOU WANT THE MICROWAVE DOOR OPEN ? " SHE REPLIES , " NOPE ".

 - THERE WAS ANOTHER INCIDENT OF FORGETFULNESS BUT I FORGET IT. ( IRONIC ? )

 CLEANED OUR CEILING A/C RETURN VENT AND CAGE COVER. I GOOGLED IT BECAUSE A DIRTY FILTER COULD MEAN SPORADIC COOLING THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.......WHICH WE HAVE.

 TALKED TO 2 MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS. THE FIRST SAID THEY HAVE NOT LOOKED AT MY BIKE AT ALL IN THE LAST WEEK. I HANG UP AND THINK TO MYSELF , " WHY THE HELL DID I DROP IT OFF LAST WEEK THAN ? " A 2ND MECHANIC CALLS ME RIGHT BACK AND SAID HE ORDERED A TIRE , FIXED A CLUTCH , CHANGED OIL , AND CHECKED OUT LIGHTS THAT WERE NOT WORKING. THESE 2 MECHANICS WERE NOT ON THE SAME PAGE AND I WAS GLAD THEY WEREN'T.

 I GIVE THE PUP A SHOWER. SHE WAS NOT TOO APPRECIATIVE OF MY EFFORTS. I ALSO SHAVED AND SHOWERED. DAMN......SHOWERING ONCE A WEEK FEELS SO GOOD.

 PRINTED OUT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE INDOOR GRILL. IT IS PRETTY EASY TO USE.

 2ND ORDER OF NAIL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS IS GETTING BIGGER.

 GO FIGURE.....PHILLIES GET SWEPT BY A CRAPPY CUB TEAM BUT BEAT THE HOTTEST TEAM AND HOTTEST PITCHER IN ALL OF BASEBALL........GO FIGURE. IT WAS A FUN WIN TONIGHT.

 CHILI FOR LUNCH AND DINNER. I AM NOT SURE HOW THIS FITS IN MY DIET/EATING HEALTHY PLAN. I FIGURE IF IT TASTES GOOD IT CAN'T BE GOOD FOR MY DIET.

 WE FINISH SEASON 1 OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. WAY TOO MUCH CRYING FOR ME THOUGH. WE GET IT WE GET IT....MOVE ON WITH THE STORY LINE.

 I ASK OUR ELDEST HOW HER VACATION IS GOING WITH HER FRIENDS. SHE RESPONDS' , " NOT SO GOOD. WE HAD TO CALL 911 BECAUSE OUR FRIEND TURNED GHOST WHITE AND PASSED OUT. " THE PARAMEDICS ARRIVED IN 25 MINUTES AND DETERMINED DEHYDRATION WAS THE CULPRIT. THE FRIEND IS OKAY AND DID NOT NEED TO GO TO THE E.R.

 TUESDAY     7 - 26 - 22

 YOU KNOW IT IS HOT WHEN YOU PLACE A BROKEN BOX FAN AT THE CURB AND IT IS GONE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES.

 WELP , 2 MORE TRASHCANS OF WEEDS. YES THIS TOTALS 18 CANS NOW. I SPENT ABOUT 1 HOUR GOING AROUND THE PROPERTY AND ANOTHER 30 MINUTES TALKING TO A NEIGHBOR. OH I HAD TO USE A 10' LADDER TO REMOVE WEED VINES IN THE TOPS OF THE DRIVEWAY TREE. HOW THE HELL DO THEY GET UP THERE ?

 A FAMILY MEMBER SHOWS A DIMMER OF LIGHT WITH THE DOCTORS.

 OUR DOORMAN HAS GONE OFF THE RADAR BIG TIME. I EVEN HAVE HIS FAMILY CONTACTING ME. THIS IS A CONCERN ESPECIALLY BY THE FB POSTS HE MADE.

 THE MOUNTAINS IS ALWAYS BETTER AND CHEAPER. THE LOCAL MECHANIC REPLACED THE TIRE ON OUR CAR FOR OUR ELDEST. TOTAL COST $127. IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IT BE TRIPLE. THE GIRLS PICKED THE CAR UP THIS AFTERNOON WHILE I TALKED TO THE MECHANIC IN THE MORNING AND PAID FOR IT.

 FOUND A VERY NICE POTENTIAL RENTER VIA AIRBNB. WE WILL SEE IF SHE AND FAMILY RENT OUR CONDO.

 PHILLIES GO BACK TO BLOWING THOUGH THE BRAVES HAVE THE BEST PITCHING AND BEST HITTERS EVER.

 TALKED TO MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC. THINGS ARE GETTING DONE ON THE BIKE AND COULD POTENTIALLY BE DONE BY TOMORROW.

 ELDEST SEEMS TO BE HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH FRIENDS UP NORTH AS THEY VISITED A LOCAL BIG RIVER. SHE SENT A PICTURE THAT LOOKED LIKE A POST CARD.

 FOR LUNCH I DECIDED TO TEST THE POWER SMOKELESS GRILL. IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL AND COOKS VERY WELL. I COOKED 2 HOT DOGS AND HAD THEM WITH WHEELS' CHILI. I ALSO COOKED A HAMBURGER BUT WILL SAVE THAT FOR LATER.

 WHEELS COUNTRY COUSINS ORDERING NAIL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS......KINDA FUNNY THE CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE BEEN HAVING ON FACEBOOK. MOST LIKELY MONDAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO ORDER A FREE SHIRT FROM US. WE DO THIS ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND THANK GOODNESS I GOT A BARTENDER TO COME IN. SHE WAS A HUGE HELP. THE TRAVELING BANDS ARRIVED IN THEIR BUSSES AND TRAILER WITH ENOUGH EQUIPMENT TO PLAY CITIZENS BANK PARK. THEY ALSO HAD A TON OF MERCH. THEY MOVED QUICKLY AND ALL BANDS MEMBERS THANKED ME 20 TIMES FOR HOSTING THEIR CANCELLED SHOW FROM ANOTHER VENUE. BANDS WERE FROM WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN ALONG WITH A PHILLY BAND.

 THERE IS ALWAYS ONE NUDGE. THE GUY MADE HORRIBLE JOKES OR " BUSTING BALLS " AS HE SAID 50 TIMES TO ME AND BAND MEMBERS. HE WANTED TO GET IN FREE BECAUSE HE WAS FRIENDS WITH THE DRUMMER. DUDE , EVERY PERSON WHO COMES TO A SHOW IS FRIENDS OR FAMILY TO A MUSICIAN. OF COURSE HE HAD NO CASH. HE TOLD ME REPEATED STORIES ABOUT BASEBALL CARDS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. HE WREAKED OF CIGARETTE SMOKE. IT GOT TO THE POINT I JUST AVOID HIM AT ALL COSTS. IF HE START TALKING TO ME I SAY , " ONE SECOND , I HAVE TO CHECK THE SOUND BOARD. " ( BANDS WEREN'T EVEN PLAYING AT HE TIME )

 FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HAD TO MOVE THE DUMPSTER TO GET A BAND'S BUS IN THE BACK. IT WORKED OUT PERFECT.

 BANDS ROLL OUT AND I HEAD HOME EXHAUSTED.

 I WALK THE PUP , MAKE A NIGHTCAP , AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED SAFE WITH JASON STATHAM. NOT SURE WHY I HAVE BEEN GETTING INTO HIS MOVIES LATELY.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 3:30AM. I WAS UP AT 6:30AM. I DID PEE TWICE IN THOSE 3 HOURS.

   WEDNESDAY    7 - 27 - 22

 SOME THINGS ARE GETTING DONE ON MY MAJOR PUNCH LIST.

 DO MY NORMAL WEBSITE BLOG , EMAILS , AND MORE.

 BY MID-MORNING I AM RE-ARRANGING VEHICLES TO MOVE MY UTILITY TRAILER OUT OF THE GARAGE. I UNLOAD THE TRAILER AND CONNECT IT TO OUR CAR.  OFF TO THE LOCAL PLAYGROUND PARK AROUND THE CORNER FOR FREE MULCH. OUR TOWNSHIP STOCK PILES FRESH DARK MULCH TO 6 PARKS IN OUR AREA. IT IS A 45 SECOND DRIVE.

 AT THE PARK I BEGIN LOADING THE BLACK MULCH. I USE MY CELL PHONE TO ACCESS SPOTIFY AND LISTEN TO MUSIC. IT TAKES ABOUT 40 MINUTES TO FILL THE TRAILER. IT WAS HOT BUT I CONSIDERED THIS MY WORKOUT. I DRIVE HOME SLOWLY AND START THROWING MULCH TO 4 DIFFERENT AREAS OF OUR PROPERTY. WHEN I STARTED THE SUN WAS HIDDEN FROM THE CLOUDS. WELL , ABOUT 1 HOUR IN , THE SUN CAME OUT AND MAN DID IT GET HOT. I HAD TO TAKE A BREAK.

 INSIDE I DRINK A QUART OF WATER AND COOL DOWN. I CHECK EMAILS FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 BACK OUTSIDE I SPEND ANOTHER 45 MINUTES UNLOADING MULCH ON THE FINAL AREA. EVERYTHING CAME OUT NICE AND I LOVE MY FRIGGIN' UTILITY TRAILER.......BEST DECISION EVER !!!

 RETURN INSIDE TO WATCH OUR PHILLIES WIN A SOLID GAME AGAINST THE PERFECT BRAVES. THEY TAKE 2 OF 3 WHICH KEEPS THEM IN THE HUNT FOR A PLAYOFF POSITION.

 WHEELS MANIPULATES ME - WE'VE BEEN HAVING CHILI ALL WEEK SO SHE SAYS TO ME SLOWLY, " SOOOOO , FOR DINNER , WOULD YOU LIKE...............CHILI.............AGAIN............OR GO OUT FOR DINNER ? " THE WAY SHE EXTENDED THE WORDS "CHILI" AND "AGAIN" MADE ME LAUGH. I KNEW WHAT SHE WAS IMPLYING.

 SO FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS WEEK WE WENT TO FELINI'S CAFE. AGAIN ....VERY GOOD.

 MY MOTORCYCLE IS READY FOR PICK-UP AND I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED HOW MUCH WORK WAS DONE ON IT. MEADE'S AUTOMOTIVE DID A GOOD JOB OF CHANGING A FRONT TIRE , REPLACING A BACK TIRE STEM WITH A TITANIUM STEM , FIXING L.E.D. LAMP LIGHTS THAT HAVE NEVER WORKED , FIXING A BROKEN SIDE VIEW MIRROR , CHANGING THE OIL , CHANGING SPARK PLUGS , NEW INSPECTION STICKER , AND FIXING THE CLUTCH.....WHICH I HAVE TO GET USED TO NOW. WHEELS DROPPED ME OFF AND I TALKED TO THEM FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I WILL ORDER THEM 25TH NAIL ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS TOO.

 RODE MY BIKE AND THE GEARS CHANGE SUPER EASY NOW. THE ONLY THING I HAVE TO GET USE TO IS NOT PULLING THE CLUTCH ALL THE WAY BACK ANYMORE. I MEAN IT CHANGES GEAR BY JUST BARELY PULLING THE CLUTCH IN.

 FACETIME WITH THE KIDS AND ENJOY EVERY SECOND.

 TREAT ELDEST TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. SHE WAS KINDA HAPPY TO SAY THE LEAST.

 WE HEAD BACK HOME AFTER A WONDERFUL DINNER. THE OWNER/WAITER TALKED TO US FOR ALITTLE BIT ABOUT OLD SCHOOL ITALY WHERE HE LEARNED TO PLAY POKER , DRINK BOOZE , AND WORK IN HIS MOM'S RESTAURANT...........STARTING AT 12 YEARS OLD. IT WAS FUNNY.

 BACK HOME I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. IT WAS A FLASH FROWARD WITH CAROL BURNETT AS A SPECIAL GUEST. IT WAS GOOD BUT I KINDA WANTED TO SEE MORE CURRENT THINGS DEVELOP.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. AGAIN , THIS TV SERIES CONSISTENTLY CONTINUES TO BE ENTERTAINING.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF BIG SHOT WITH JOHN STAMOS. THIS IS A DISNEY CHICK-TYPE TV SERIES BUT ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. WE WATCHED 4 OF THE 10 EPISODES LAST YEAR AND DECIDED TO CONTINUE TO WATCH IT AND EVENTUALLY FINISH SEASON ONE.

 WALK THE PUP AND CALL OUR ELDEST TO CHECK IN. I HEAD TO BED PRETTY TIRED FROM THE MULCHING.

  THURSDAY     7 - 28 - 22  

 " SUPER EASY TO DO "................YEP THERE'S 2 HOURS LOST IN MY LIFE.

 I TRIED TO PRINT OUT MY REGISTRATION CARD FOR MY MOTORCYCLE. I CAN NOT BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW COMPLICATED THE D.M.V. WEBSITE IS AND OH............ZERO LIVE SUPPORT. I CHANGED SO MUCH STUFF I AM PRETTY SURE SOMEONE IN NORTH KOREA NOW HAS THE TITLE OF MY BIKE.

 15 STRAIGHT DAYS OF BLISTERING HEAT I SO THINK , " YOU KNOW , MY MOTORCYCLE IS FIXED. I THINK I WILL TAKE IT TO THE NAIL TONIGHT AND ENJOY THE NEW UPGRADES. " FIVE MINUTES BEFORE LEAVING.....IT STARTS TO RAIN.

 FB MARKETPLACE - I PICKED UP A 34" FLAT SCREEN TV IN DAMN GOOD SHAPE. IT IS FUNNY THE WHOLE TIME I WAS TALKING TO THE PERSON GIVING IT AWAY I ASSUMED IT WAS A GUY. NOPE.........PIECE OF ASS GIRL. I BROUGHT IT HOME , CLEANED IT UP , AND TESTED IT.....ALL GOOD.

 ELDEST CONTEMPLATES WHEN TO LEAVE POCONOS. TODAY , TONIGHT , OR TOMORROW ? GEE , I WONDER IF IT WILL AFFECT ME ?

 I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND MY LIST OF 50 THINGS GETS DONE. A FULL PREP FOR TOMORROW. MY GOD IT WAS EXHAUSTING. I ALSO CHANGED OUT THE NEW FB MARKETPLACE TV WITH ONE OF OURS HERE. OF COURSE I RAN INTO PROBLEMS. A PATRON HELPED ME FIGURE IT OUT.

 THE 2ND AND LAST NAIL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRT ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED.

 MY MOM STOPS BY TO DROP OFF CLOTHES FOR OUR YOUNGEST. WE TALK FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 A NICE EVENING OF MUSIC AND CHILLING. WE ALSO WATCHED THE PHILLIES ALMOST BLOW AN 8 - 0 LEAD. PHILS WIN THOUGH 8 - 7.

 AT 10:30PM I AM TEXTING OUR ELDEST WHAT IS HER GAME PLAN ON HEADING BACK HOME. SHE GOES BACK AND FORTH ON WHETHER TO LEAVE LATE NIGHT OR TOMORROW MORNING.

 I ARRIVE HOME ALITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT TOTALLY TIRED.....AND MY CELL GOES OFF. OUR ELDEST DECIDED TO GET ON THE ROAD NOW TO HEAD HOME.........UGH. I CALL AND TALK TO HER.

 WELP , LOOKS LIKE I AM NOT GOING TO BED. I WAIT 90 MINUTES FOR OUR KID TO MAKE IT HOME AND SHE DOES. I HELP HER UNLOAD A SHITLOAD OF STUFF. HER AND FRIENDS BROUGHT WAY WAY WAY TOO MUCH FOOD , GAMES , BOOZE , AND STUFF.  I ALWAYS SAY WHEN GOING ON A VACATION OR PLANNING A PARTY , " BRING HALF OF WHAT YOU THINK. "

 THE PUP IS ELATED TO SEE HER AND WE HANG ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I HEAD TO BED AROUND 2:30AM.......NICE.

  FRIDAY        7 - 29 - 22

 TECHNICALLY , IT'S NOT A LIE........

 COMPUTER WORK TO AFTER 12 NOON STARTING AROUND 7AM. AUGUST CALENDARS ARE BEING PRINTED.

 OF COURSE AS SOON AS I CLOSE 25TH NAIL ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS A COUSIN ASKS FOR ONE.

 TIKTOK IS NOT ALWAYS CORRECT - SO FOR A QUICK HEALTHY SUGGESTION TIKTOK HAD A RECIPE FOR FAST PANCAKES.....JUST MIX 2 EGGS AND A BANANA. IT WAS BAD.....REAL BAD. IT ALSO TOOK 4 TIMES LONGER TO COOK. THE " PANCAKE " DID NOT FLIP NICELY LIKE THE VIDEO. IN FACT , I COULD NOT FLIP IT AT ALL. WHEN ALL SAID IT DONE THE MIX LOOKED LIKE BURNT SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH A BANANA THROWN IN.

 PHILLIES WITH A NICE COME BACK WIN AGAINST A BAD TEAM.

 WATCHED A MOVIE WITH JASON STATHAM CALLED THE BANK JOB. IT WAS OKAY AT BEST. IN FACT I FAST FORWARDED THROUGH MORE THAN HALF OF IT. GOOGLE HAD IT AS HIS BEST MOVIE......SO DISAGREE. ANYWAY , WHAT MADE IT INTRIGUING THE MOVIE WAS BASED ON A VERY POPULAR TRUE STORY.

 OFF TO THE TRAIN STATION TO PICK UP 2 BARTENDERS. IT IS FUNNY AS I ALWAYS GET " LOOKS " WHEN I PICK THEM UP. THIS TIME I BACKED MY CAR UP ON THE CURB AND SIDEWALK TO WHERE THEY WERE SITTING ON A BENCH. ONE GUY GAVE ME A LOOK LIKE , " MAN......WHAT AN ASSHOLE. "

 THE BANDS AND FANS START ARRIVING AND MAN WHAT A FUN FUN NIGHT. ALL BANDS DID A GREAT JOB WITH EXCELLENT MUSIC. TWO BANDS WITH FEMALE LEADS WERE MY FAVORITE.

 I HAD A 3RD BARTENDER COME IN AS IT WAS SOLID BUSY ALL NIGHT. OF COURSE I PLAYED WITH THE BARTENDERS ALL NIGHT. I JUST ADORE THEM. THIS WAS A FUN FUN NIGHT.

 THE NIGHT MOVED PERFECTLY AND WE RAN A REALLY SMOOTH SHOW. WE USUALLY HAVE ONE " NUDGE " BUT NOT TONIGHT.

 I DRIVE THE BARTENDERS HOME AND AT THE LAST MINUTE ONE SAYS , " HOW ABOUT I JUST DRIVE HOME WITH YOU TONIGHT SINCE I AM WORKING TOMORROW ? " MY FACE FROZE WITH JOY LIKE PETER FROM FAMILY GUY. SHE LAUGHED.

 SO , ON THE DRIVE HOME SOMETIMES I SEMI-COAST THROUGH STOP SIGNS AND RED TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT 1:30AM IN THE MORNING. I WAS ONCE TOLD BY A FEMALE BARTENDER , " JUST CRY TO GET OUT OF A TICKET. " TONIGHT I DID THAT AND MY YOUNGEST IN THE CAR WITH ME HAD MY BACK. SHE SAID , " YOU CRY , I CRY. WHEN I HEARD YOUR VOICE " CRACK " I WAS READY TO CRY. WE GOT OUT OF THE TICKET AND I SAID , " AM I BEING A BAD FATHER TEACHING YOU HOW TO GET OUT OF A TRAFFIC TICKET ? " SHE REPLIED , " NO , NOT AT ALL. " I SAY , " I MEAN I AM AT 100% ON WHAT I DID TONIGHT, HOW ABOUT YOU ? " SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " I'M 100% TOO. " I MADE HER LAUGH AT LEAST 20 TIMES ON THE REST OF THE DRIVE HOME.

 MORE ON TICKET ESCAPING - THE ONE THING I SAID WAS SAYING WE JUST CAME FROM A HOSPITAL VISITING A COUSIN ON DEATH'S DOOR. THE OFFICER SAID , " YOU CLEARLY SLOWED DOWN AND THAN WENT THROUGH THE RED TRAFFIC LIGHT. " I REPLY , " I AM SO SORRY I WAS JUST GOING OVER WITH MY DAUGHTER ON OUR VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL AND HOW OUR COUSIN WAS FINE JUST LAST WEEK AND NOW GIVEN 2 DAYS TO LIVE. I ALWAYS SLOW DOWN AT INTERSECTIONS AND THOUGHT I SAW A GREEN LIGHT WHEN I TURNED MY HEAD RIGHT. I WAS JUST SO ENGROSSED ON MY SICK FAMILY MEMBER. " ( SPEAK WITH A BROKEN CRACKED VOICE )

 OH , ONE MORE THING. MY INSURANCE CARD WAS OUT OF DATE SO I NEED TO EMAIL THE POLICE A PICTURE OF IT TO GET OUT OF THE TICKET. THIS IS SO WHEELS FAULT SINCE SHE IS IN INSURANCE.

 WE DRIVE HOME GIGGLING. WE ARRIVE AND THE PUP GREETS HER LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW. WE STAY UP TO 3AM WITH A NIGHTCAP AND WATCHING SOME TV SHOWS LIKE SOLAR OPPOSITES AND ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE TIMES I EVER HAD WITH HER.

 OFF TO BED AFTER 3AM.......UGH.

 SATURDAY       7 - 30 - 22

  TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND NOTICE SOMETHING NOT HAPPENING ANYMORE SINCE I HAD THE BIKE LOOKED AT.........IT DOES NOT HAVE WOBBLING ANYMORE BETWEEN 50-55 MPH. THIS IS BIG TO ME SINCE IT WOBBLED FOR OVER 6 YEARS. IT IS CONCERNING WHEN RIDING AND THE HANDLEBARS SHAKE AT 55 MPH.

 SPENT AT LEAST 2 HOURS PREPPING FOR TONIGHT.

 CONTINUE MY EATING HEALTHY AND IT SUCKS BUT.....I AM DOWN 14 POUNDS.

 THREE TIMES IN ONE WEEK........THIS TIME ALL OF US GO TO FELINI'S CAFE. IT WAS WONDERFUL. YES , I ATE HEALTHY STUFF.

 BACK HOME I CHILL , DO COMPUTER WORK , AND CONTACT BANDS.

 TREAT YOUNGEST TO SUSHI AT VICS. WE TOOK A MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO GET THE FOOD AND THAN A SHORT RIDE AROUND SOME COOL ROADS ALONG STREAMS AND WOODED AREAS. I AM STILL GETTING USED TO THE NEW CLUTCH.

 YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO OPEN AND BANDS START ARRIVING. IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL WE HAD A PACKED US. A 2ND AND 3RD BARTENDER ARRIVED EARLY EVENING TO HELP OUT.

 THE NIGHT PRETTY MUCH MOVED PERFECTLY AND MAN DID THE FANS LIKE THE MUSIC AGAIN. DANCING AND SINGING ALONG ALL NIGHT.

 DRIVE BARTENDERS BACK TO CENTER CITY AND ONE CALLS A FRIEND VACATIONING AT NIAGARA FALLS. SHE TELLS A GOOD STORY ABOUT A GIRL PATRON HERE TONIGHT THAT SHE GOT IN A FIGHT WITH BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL. IT WAS ENTERTAINING.

 A BARTENDER RECOGNIZES A NAME OF A FELLOW STUDENT AND FRIEND FROM 4TH GRADE. THAT IS PRETTY COOL.

 I TAKE THE DRIVE HOME FROM CENTER CITY. I WAS TIRED BUT IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT. I WAS GOING TO START A MOVIE BUT BY 1:30AM I STARTED FALLING ASLEEP SO I FIGURED IT WAS TIME TO GO TO BED. THE PUP JOINED ME.

 SUNDAY    7 - 31 - 22

 WELP , THAT DIDN'T LAST LONG............

 LAST DAY OF JULY AND IT GOES OUT WITH A BANG........AT THE NAIL.

 HEY PHILLIES SWEEP THE PIRATES. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 SO I AM PRETTY HAPPY HOW MY MOTORCYCLE HAS GOTTEN AN UPGRADE. BUT , YOU SEE , THIS IS MY LIFE AND GOD OR ANY SUPERIOR SPIRIT DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO HAVE JOY FOR LONGER THAN 24 HOURS. I ROLL MY MOTORCYCLE OUT OF THE GARAGE TO RIDE TO THE NAIL. IT IS HARD TO ROLL AND THIS MEANS ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY.......THE TIRE IS FLAT.

 I FILL MY BIKE TIRE AND RIDE TO THE NAIL. I GET 50 THINGS DONE AND RIDE HOME. I CALL THE MECHANIC TO GIVE HIM THE BAD NEWS. I ASSUME THE TIRE WILL LOSE AIR 99.9% ANNNNNNND BACK TO THE MECHANIC SHOP. MAN IT WAS SO JOYFUL TO RIDE IT FOR ONE DAY. STILL TRYING TO GET USED TO THE NEW EXPANDED CLUTCH THOUGH.

 PRINTED OUT NEW INSURANCE CARDS FOR ALL VEHICLES , HAD YOUNGEST TAKE PICTURE OF ONE , EMAILED IT TO LOWER MERION POLICE , AND GOT CONFIRMED I ESCAPED A TICKET........NICE.

 BACK TO THE NAIL TO OPEN AND THE BANDS WERE WAITING. A BAND JUST BOOKED TO REPLACE ANOTHER BAND BROUGHT A REALLY DECENT CROWD FOR A SUNDAY NIGHT. THERE WAS A " TELL " WHEN THEY ASKED TO MOVE ALL THE TABLES AND BARSTOOLS.

 THE NIGHT ROLLED ALONG WITH QUICK SETS AND A DRUM KIT ANDRE THE GIANT WOULD BE SMALL TO USE. IT WAS A HARD CORE METAL NIGHT AND AS I WRITTEN MANY TIMES IT IS NOT QUITE MY CUP OF TEA. FOR THE FIRST TIME I ACTUALLY GOT A HEADACHE FROM THE SUPER LOUD MUSIC.

 I ROLL HOME AND CHILL A BIT WITH WHEEL'S. WE WATCH A HALF EPISODE OF BIG SHOT. IT IS GOOD FOR A DISNEY SERIES.

 NOT A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP. WHY ? I THINK AROUND 1AM THE POWER WENT OUT. AS SOON AS IT GOES OFF SO DOES MY DARTH VADAR MASK. POWER WAS RESTORED SOMETIME AFTER 4:30AM. I KNOW......I WAS AWAKE THE WHOLE TIME.........BLOW.

  MONDAY    8 - 1 - 22

 A SAD SAD DAY..............

 HEY , DRIVEWAY GUYS SHOWED UP WITHOUT NOTICE. THIS I DID NOT AGREE WITH.

 DIETING BLOWS. WE ALL KNOW IT. I AM CONTINUING IT THOUGH AND IT SUCKS...............DOWN 16.4 POUNDS.

 A PROJECT I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS. WHILE WALKING THE PUP OUTSIDE I LOADED 50 TOOLS , 2X4'S , AND PLYWOOD. I ALSO EMPTIED MY ELDEST CAR OF ALL THE STUFF SHE BROUGHT TO THE POCONOS AND NEVER USED. ALL THIS TOOK ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL AND CHANGE THE MARQUEE , POST A FB AD , WEED WHACK , LEAF BLOW , STOCK THINGS , CLEAN BATHROOMS , AND OTHER STUFF I DON'T REMEMBER.

 NOW AT 2PM I MAKE A DECISION TO START CONSTRUCTING SPEAKER SHELVES FOR THE STAGE.  THIS TAKES A LITTLE OVER 3 1/2 HOURS. I LIKE HOW THEY CAME OUT AND I EVEN PAINTED THEM BLACK TO MATCH THE STAGE WALLS.

 TOMORROW I WILL RETURN TO THE NAIL AND FINALIZE HOOKING UP THE SPEAKERS TO OUR MAINS AND BEGIN CLEAN UP. OH MY GOD WILL THIS TAKE A WHILE.

 DRIVE HOME EXHAUSTED. WHEELS MAKES DINNER AND WE CHILL WATCHING ACTION NEWS. I WANTED TO SHOWER AND SHAVE BEFORE DINNER BUT THERE WAS NO TIME.  AFTER DINNER I WAS TOO TIRED SO I WILL WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW TO CLEAN UP.

 SEND OUT SCHEDULE FOR BARTENDERS. I ALSO TALK TO MY YOUNGEST.

 I CHECK MY EMAILS ALL DAY. I AM SCRAMBLING FOR BANDS TO FILL IN OPEN SLOTS.

 90+ DEGREES ALL WEEK AND THURSDAY COULD HIT A HUNGE. JULY WAS RECORDED AS THE 2ND HOTTEST MONTH EVER.

 WE FINISHED SEASON 1 OF BIG SHOT. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11PM AND I SLEPT BAD. I KEPT THINKING ABOUT THIS DAMN SHELF PROJECT. AT 4AM I HEAR A LOUD BANG. I CHECK IT OUT AND IT WAS OUR ELDEST MAKING FOOD IN THE KITCHEN.

 THE TERRIBLE NEWS WE WERE EXPECTING CAME........A CLOSE COUSIN HAS PASSED AWAY OUT OF NO WHERE. THE WHOLE FAMILY IS SHAKING THEIR HEADS ON HOW FAST THIS HAPPENED. ALMOST EVERY FAMILY MEMBER I TALK TO SAYS ( INCLUDING ME ) , " I JUST CAN'T WRAP MY HEAD AROUND THIS ". IT WAS UNDER 30 DAYS AGO ALL OF US WERE HAVING DINNER TOGETHER.

  TUESDAY    8 - 2 - 22

 DEATH , DEATH THREAT , NEIGHBORS ARGUING WHICH WHEELS HAD TO BREAK IT UP , AND OUR HOUSE A/C GOES DOWN.........YEP , NORMAL DAY HERE.

 I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND THE ANSWERING MACHINE HAS A MESSAGE FROM A GUY SUPER PISSED ABOUT ME SELLING HIM A MOTORCYCLE. I PROBABLY SHOULD OF IGNORED IT BECAUSE I HAVEN'T SOLD A MOTORCYCLE IN 10 YEARS. BUT I DO THE RIGHT THING AND CALL BACK. THE GUY IS INFURIATED I SOLD HIM A BROKEN DAMAGED MOTORCYCLE. WE ARGUE BACK AND FORTH WITH MY MAIN POINT BEING " THIS WAS 10 FUCKING YEARS AGO !! "

 THE ANGRY GUY MADE DEATH THREATS SO I CALLED THE POLICE TO MAKE A REPORT. I HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF ANGER SO I WELCOME THIS CHALLENGE. IN FACT , I THINK I NEED THIS FIGHT.

 DEATH IS INEVITABLE BUT MAN THIS LAST ONE WAS HEART BREAKING. A CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER PASSED AWAY IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS. IMAGINE THAT ? GO IN FOR A BAD BACK AND TOLD YOUR BODY IS RIDDLED WITH CANCER. TONIGHT WHEELS , MYSELF , AND ELDEST VISITED MY COUSIN ALONG WITH ABOUT 40 OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. IT'S AN ITALIAN THING TO VISIT RIGHT AWAY.

 WE DECIDED TO RE-SURFACE A RENTAL PROPERTY. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT BUT JUST ONE PROBLEM OUR RENTER ARGUED WITH THE LANDLORD OF THE SHARING HOUSE. MY GOD IT WAS TRIVIAL. WHEELS WAS THERE FIRST BREAKING IT UP AND I STOPPED LATER TO SETTLE OUR TENANT DOWN.

 PRINT OUT VISA SLIPS AND BAND SHEETS FOR THE NAIL. I CAN NOT FIND A THERMOSTAT I HID FROM MY ELDEST BECAUSE SHE IS ALWAYS TOUCHING THE TEMPERATURE SETTINGS. SHE DID IT AGAIN BY CHANGING " AUTO " TO " FAN. " WHAT SUCKS....I CAN NOT FIND THE THERMOSTAT I HID AND USED ANOTHER THERMOSTAT WHERE WE HAD HEAT. THIS COULD BE THE REASON THE HOUSE IS ONLY COOLING HALF.

 I DRIVE TO HAVERTOWN TO PICK-UP A HAMSTER CAGE FOR OUR ELDEST VIA FB MARKETPLACE. I MIS-READ THE AD WHICH HAD A HAMSTER COME WITH IT. I FELT BAD HANDING THE CAGE BACK TO THE LITTLE KID. I TOLD HER , " SORRY , WE HAVE TOO MANY HAMSTERS RIGHT NOW. "

 AT THE NAIL I SPEND ANOTHER 3 HOURS FINISHING HANGING THE SPEAKERS , CLEANING UP , LOADING TOOLS UP , AND FIXING/CLEANING A STAND-UP OSCILLATING FAN. YES , I TRASH PICKED IT AND IT WAS A SUPER SIMPLE PROBLEM TO FIX.  OH , THE RAISED SPEAKERS ON THE STAGE CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

  AT HOME OUR A/C SHUT DOWN. MY GOD IS THERE ANYTHING FUCKING ELSE THAT CAN GO WRONG ? I GO OUTSIDE A USE A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK OUT ANY OVER FLOWING WATER FROM THE CONDENSATION PIPE. MY ELDEST RE-SETS THE THERMOSTATS AND HALF THE HOUSE WORKS NOW AS I USED MY TEMPERATURE GAUGE TO TEST CEILING VENTS.

 RE-STOP AT THE NAIL TO GET SOME CASH AND BUY CIGARETTES AT 7/11 FOR MY ELDEST. MAN , I WISH SHE STOP SMOKING.

 WHEN RETURNING HOME FROM A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE WE SETTLE IN.

 PHILLIES GET SMOKED.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 THE A/C IS BACK ON FOR HALF THE HOUSE. THE GOOD THING IS THE BEDROOMS ALL HAVE A/C FOR SLEEPING.

 OFF TO BED WITH NO TV. I WAS JUST TOO TIRED.

  WEDNESDAY     8 - 3 - 22

 I SWEAR ONE THREATENING PHONE CALL AND I COULDN'T SLEEP.  I WAS SO PISSED I NOW WANT TO SEEK HIM OUT. MONDAY , I RECEIVED A CALL ABOUT A GUY WHO PURCHASED A MOTORCYCLE FROM ME AND HE WASN'T PLEASED BECAUSE THE BIKE BROKE DOWN. THIS WAS 6+ YEARS AGO. I WAS FRIGGIN' UP TO 3AM DWELLING ON THIS ASSHOLE. I ALSO WROTE AN EMAIL TO A HAVERTOWN POLICE OFFICER WHO THIS CASE IS ASSIGNED.

 ORDERED AUGUST CALENDARS AND THEY ARRIVED.

 WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. THIS EPISODE WAS CALLED BREAKING BAD. IT WAS PRETTY COOL TO SEE SOME OLD CHARACTERS.

 SCRAMBLING FOR BANDS FRIDAY NIGHT AND DATES IN AUGUST.

 PHILLIES WITH A REALLY GOOD COMEBACK WIN AGAINST THE BRAVES.

 RETURNING MY MOTORCYCLE ON FRIDAY. IT WAS CONFIRMED THE BACK TIRE IS LOSING AIR AGAIN.

 THE 2ND AND FINAL NAIL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRT ORDER HAS BEEN MADE. I WILL NOT DO ANYMORE.

 LEFTOVERS OR GO OUT. THE GIRLS CONVINCED ME TO GO OUT. WE ARE SPENDING MONEY LIKE WATER. WE DINE AT LA CABRA BREWING SMOKEHOUSE. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO CHECK OUT THIS PLACE FOR AWHILE. THE GOODS - SERVICE , PORTION , AND SPEED TO GET FOOD. SEMI-BADS - WINE POUR IS VERY SMALL AND ALITTLE PRICEY. OVERALL , WE LIKED IT AND WOULD RETURN. IT SPECIFICALLY CATERS TO BBQ COOKING WHICH IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND START A NEW SERIES CALLED DARK WIND WHICH I THOUGHT STARRED LOU DIAMOND PHILIPS. THIS IS WRONG LOU STARRED IN THE 1991 MOVIE CALLED DARK WIND BASED ON THE SAME STORY LINE OF SOLVING A MURDER. WE DID LIKE IT.

 WENT INTO GARAGE AND BASEMENT TO FIND GUTTER PARTS TO DO A SMALL PROJECT AT OUR RENTAL.

 ELDEST CHANGES THERMOSTAT AGAIN. I SWEAR TO CHRIST THIS KID JUST DOESN'T GET IT.

 I LOOKED UP PRICING ON MY ORIGINAL THERMOSTAT HERE TO MATCH IT. THE PRICE WAS $357. IT USUALLY COSTS ABOUT $40. WOW , PRICES HAVE GONE UP SINCE 2017.

 FACETIME WITH MY YOUNGEST . THIS IS ALWAYS A JOY. WHEELS FACETIMED LATER.

 THURSDAY    8 - 4 - 22

 DOING PROJECTS TOGETHER WITH WHEELS AND ELDEST IN OUR BASEMENT.....ALWAYS FUN.

 THE FINAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY NAIL SHIRT ORDER HAS BEEN CONFIRMED VIA THE PRINTING COMPANY. I HOPE I DO IT AGAIN 5 YEARS FROM NOW.

 MAN DID I SLEEP BAD LAST NIGHT. UGH......BLOWS.

 WHEELS HAS HER HAIR DONE EVERY 6 WEEKS. THE LITTLE ISSUE I HAD WAS THE HAIR DRESSER DUMPING HAIR ON OUR LAWN. AT LEAST I THINK THE MULTIPLE CLUMPS WAS HUMAN HAIR. UNLESS A HAWK GOT A SQUIRREL.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. I WAS THINKING IT WOULD JUST BE 15 MINUTES.....NOPE. THE NEW SPEAKERS I HUNG IN THE BACK OFF THE STAGE WERE NOT WORKING. OF COURSE THEY WEREN'T. I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES TESTING AND RUNNING NEW XLR LINES TO FIX THEM. I AM VERY PROUD OF THE NEW BACK CEILING SPEAKERS.

 I POSTED A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK OF THE NEW SPEAKERS ON STAGE AND TO MY SURPRISE OVER 200 PEOPLE / BANDS / AND FAMILY RESPONDED IN UNDER 3 HOURS.....KINDA COOL.

 I DO SOME OTHER STUFF AND CHASE THE DOG AROUND THE NAIL. MAN , SHE CRACKS ME UP. JUST ONE STARE AT HER AND SHE GOES INTO HIGH ALERT MODE.

 DROP OFF A HEATING TRAY AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE.

 STOP AT LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER. MY REQUEST FOR THE TRANSACTION TO BE OUTSIDE WAS GRANTED. WHY ? , I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE THE PUP ALONE. THE SALES REP GATHERING THE ORDER CAME OUTSIDE AND PETTED OUR DOG FOR A LITTLE BIT. IT IS THE 2ND TIME SHE HAS MET MAZE.

 THE NEW PHILLIES PITCHER SYNDERASS BLOWS. BUT......RAIN AND A LEAD GAVE HIM A COMPLETE GAME WIN. AFTER 5 INNING THE UMPIRES CALLED THE GAME DUE TO RAIN. PHILS WIN 5 - 4. HEY , A WIN IS A WIN. I DO LIKE THE NEW CENTERFIELDER.

 BACK HOME I NAP , CHECK EMAILS , AND HAVE A SMALL DINNER OF CAULIFLOWER WITH CHEESE AND MEAT LOAF.

 OFF TO THE TRAIN STATION TO PICK UP OUR BARTENDER. WE HEAD TO THE NAIL AND BANDS ARE WAITING.

 A SURPRISING BUSY NIGHT WERE I CALLED IN A 2ND BARTENDER. ALL THE BANDS WERE FUN AND EVERYONE WAS COOL. NOT ONE NUDGE ENTERED.

 I DRIVE BARTENDER BACK TO CENTER CITY AND HER STORY TELLING ALWAYS CRACKS ME UP.

 I GET TO SEE MY YOUNGEST FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES WHICH IS ALWAYS AWESOME.

 ROLL HOME LISTENING TO SPORTS TALK RADIO AND CALLING BARTENDER TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS OK IN CLOSING. SHE ALREADY CLOSED AND WAS AT ANOTHER BAR.

 AT HOME I EAT TOO MANY PEANUTS AND HAVE ONE NIGHT CAP. I HAVE NOT HAD A BEER OR BRANDY IN OVER A MONTH. YOU THINK THAT ALONE I LOSE A POUND A DAY....NOPE. I FINISHED SEASON 1 OF MOON KNIGHT. IT WAS OKAY TO ALITTLE BETTER THAN OKAY.

 FRIDAY    8 - 5 - 22

  7:30PM........8PM......8:30PM.......9PM........"TEXT ME AT 9PM TO SEE IF BUSY ENOUGH TO COME IN ". YES , THESE ARE THE TEXTS FROM ME TO OUR BARTENDER TO SEE IF THERE WAS ENOUGH PEOPLE TO COME IN. BOY AM I GLAD I SAID COME IN AT 8:50. PEOPLE CAME IN AND IT WAS A FUN NIGHT.

 MECHANIC TOLD ME TO BRING MY MOTORCYCLE BACK IN ON FRIDAY AT 10:30AM. HE WILL HAVE IT DONE THE SAME DAY. AT 10:15AM I FILLED THE BACK TIRE UP WITH AIR , ROAD TO THE SHOP , AND NEVER HEARD A WORD. I REALLY LIKE THESE MECHANICS BUT A 4 SECOND UPDATE TEXT WOULD OF BEEN NICE.

 WALK TO THE NAIL TO MEET A REALLY COOL BEER REP WHO HAPPENS TO BE A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN. HE REPLACED A KEG CONNECTOR AND ORDERED ME A NEW STAGE BANNER.

 I RECEIVED A BEER ORDER AND STOCKED ALL BOTTLES. THAN.....CHANGED THE MARQUEE , CLEANED BATHROOMS , BROKE DOWN A 100 BOXES , THREW OUT ALL TRASH , MADE PUNCH LISTS , TESTED PA SYSTEM , AND CLEANED MORE. BY 1PM I FELT I ALREADY PUT IN A 10 HOUR DAY. ( REMEMBER I GET UP AT 5AM)

 BACK HOME I EMAIL BANDS , POST FACEBOOK PROMOTIONS , WATCH MY COUSINS VIDEO ( SAD ) , AND TOOK A NAP.

 FACETIME WITH MY YOUNGEST.....ALWAYS A JOY.

 TALK TO A SOUTH PHILLY AUNT. THEIR TV WAS DOWN AGAIN. I HELPED HER FIX IT AGAIN. I AM GOING TO SURPRISE THEM WITH A NEW TV AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL GET THEM MORE CHANNELS. OH , SHE CALLED ME A " LIFE SAVER ".

 A LITTLE DINNER WITH WHEELS. I HAD CAULIFLOWER WITH CHEESE AND PORK AGAIN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO FINAL PREP FOR THE BANDS. WHAT WAS COOL WAS MY YOUNGEST HELPING ME GET APPLE + SO WE COULD WATCH THE PHILLIES GAME. PHILS WIN 7 - 2.

 I REALLY ENJOYED THE NIGHT AS WE HAD A NICE CROWD OF GOOD PEOPLE. NATIONAL AND SIGNED BAND LEAD SINGER OF MOONROOF STOPPED IN AND WAS THE LAST PERSON TO LEAVE.

 I REALLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDER TONIGHT. SHE IS ADORABLE , FUN , FUNNY , AND SHE IS LIKE A DAUGHTER TO WHEELS AND I.

 WE CLOSE AND HEAD HOME.

 AT HOME I WATCH SOME TV BUT ONE THING IS BOTHERING ME.....FLIES. IT SEEMS EVERY SUMMER SEASON FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS OR SO FLIES SOME HOW GET IN OUR HOME AND HAVE AN ORGY. TOMORROW , I WILL BREAK UP THIS SEX PARTY. THE " SUCKING " AT THIS PORNO PARTY WILL NOT BE GOOD FOR THEM.

 SATURDAY    8 - 6 - 22

 THIS WAS A WEIRD NIGHT.....BUT IN A GOOD WAY.

 DAY 2 NO MOTORCYCLE UPDATE.....DAMN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. AGAIN , 20 THINGS TO DO. I BRING THE PUP WITH ME AND CHASE HERE AROUND THE BAR. IT IS SO FUNNY ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE GIVES ME THE SIDE WAY EYE BALL LOOK. MAN I LOVE THAT LOOK.

 WHEELS DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST AT THE TRAIN STATION..........I WAS COOL WITH IT.

 BACK HOME WE SHOWER AND ALL OF US HEAD TO A FAMILY BIRTHDAY PARTY. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE. IT WAS A NICE AFFAIR FROM FOOD TO JUST TALKING WITH EVERYONE. I ALSO FIND OUT FAMILY IS GOING TO PURCHASE A HOUSE JUST 5 HOMES DOWN FROM OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE......KINDA COOL.

 THE KIDS AND I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND IMMEDIATELY GOOD THINGS HAPPEN. ( BUT DIFFERENT )

 HERE IS WHAT I REMEMBER :

 - A FAMILY OF 5 WITH 3 DAUGHTERS COME IN AND ASK FOR A TABLE FOR DINNER. UMMMMMM.....OK TABLE FOR 5. THE BARTENDERS AND I GIGGLE AND WE TAKE THEIR ORDER VIA WAITRESS STYLE. THEY WANTED ONE OF EVERYTHING ON OUR MENU. THEIR TEENAGE DAUGHTERS AND WIFE WERE ADORABLE. I THOUGHT IT WAS CUTE WHEN I SENT MY YOUNGEST OVER WITH A CLIP BOARD TO TAKE THE FOOD AND DRINK ORDER. SHE JUST ROLLED HER EYES AND SAID , " UGHHH ".

 - THE HUSBAND ASKS IF I CAN SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIS WIFE. I GET ON THE MIC AND SAY , " I LIKE TO SAY HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY TO _ _ _ _ _ AND WISH HER A WONDERFUL DAY WITH HER FAMILY. LOOK AT HER !!  SHE'S ADORABLE !!!! THEY ALL LAUGHED.

 - THE FIRST BAND BRINGS CLOSE TO 30 PEOPLE. THIS NIGHT HAS A CHANCE TO BE FUN. FOOD ORDERS ARE ROLLING IN.

 - THE FIRST BAND ASKED ME EARLIER IN THE WEEK IF THEY COULD BRING THEIR DAUGHTERS TO THE SHOW. SO NOW WE HAVE ABOUT TEN 18 OLD GIRLS IN THE HOUSE. THEY ARE ALL ADORABLE. ONE GIRL I JOKE WITH AND TEACH HER HOW TO USE THE MIXING BOARD WHILE HER FATHER PLAYS.

 - A BAND MEMBER TELLS ME AN OLD SCHOOL FRIEND THAT HE KNOWS THE NAIL AND WHEELSTOCK IS COMING DOWN. HE SAYS , " DO YOU REMEMBER A GUY NAMED PIGEON ? " I GIGGLE.

 - TWO LADIES COME IN AND THEY HAVE TO BE 70+ YEARS OLD. THEY TELL ME THEY FREQUENTED THE NAIL 40+ YEARS AGO. I WANTED TO TALK WITH THEM BUT IT GOT TOO BUSY.

 - A YOUNG GROUP COME IN. THEY ARE YOUNG AND I ASK FOR I.D.'S. THE 2 BARTENDERS WATCH ME CARD THEM. THE FIRST GUY HANDS ME HIS I.D. I SAY TO HIM , " I GOT A PROBLEM HERE."  HE SAYS , " WHAT'S THAT ? " I REPLY , " WELL , I AM 6' 1" AND YOUR I.D. SAYS YOUR 6 FOOT. " HE REPLIES , " OK , SOOOO ? " I RESPOND , " YOU'RE EASILY 3 INCHES TALLER THAN ME. " HE SAYS , " I GREW ? " I SAY , " I'LL SEE YA WHEN YOUR 21." HE LEAVES RIGHT AWAY AND NEVER FOUGHT ONE BIT. THE BARTENDERS GIGGLE.

 - 2 YOUNGER ADULTS SMOKE CIGARETTES OUTSIDE.  I SAY TO THEM , " YOU GUYS DO NOT SMOKE DO YOU ? " THEY BOTH SAY , " NO WE DON'T. HOW DID YOU KNOW ? " I REPLY , " YOU'RE NOT INHALING THE SMOKE. "

 - WE EASILY HAD 10 GROUPS OF YOUNG TO MID-AGE TO OLDER PEOPLE COME IN. ONE BARTENDER SAYS , " THIS IS THE MOST " OFF THE STREET " PEOPLE I HAVE EVER SEEN. I AGREED.

 - 2 REALLY CUTE GIRLS COME IN. THEY ASK , " DO WE NEED TO SHOW I.D. ? " I REPLY , " YES YOU DO , BUT YOU'RE 26 AND YOU'RE 28 ". BOTH GIRLS JAWS DROP AND BOTH SAY , " HOW THE HECK DID YOU KNOW THAT ??!!  "

 - THE NIGHT MOVES PERFECT AS I ASK ALL BANDS TO USE OUR HOUSE DRUM KIT FOR QUICKER CHANGEOVERS.

 - PHILLIES WIN OVER THE NATIONALS. THEY NEED TO WIN THESE WINNABLE GAMES.

 - TALK ABOUT OLD OLD SCHOOL AGAIN. TWO GUYS I HAVE NOT SEEN IN 20 YEARS COME IN...."HOP" AND "GRAHAMY". OF COURSE WE TALK ABOUT THE OLD DAYS , WHEELSTOCK , KIDS , HEALTH , AND MORE.

 - MY 3RD DAUGHTER / BARTENDER COMES IN. SHE IS SO FUNNY AND ADORABLE. SHE HAD A LONG DAY TO SAY THE LEAST WORKING AT ANOTHER PUB. I ENJOY HER COMPANY SO MUCH. THIS WAS POSSIBLY THE MOST FUN NIGHT I EVER HAD ESPECIALLY WITH ALL 3 DAUGHTERS HERE.

   A FUN NIGHT ALL AROUND WITH A GOOD CROWD WITH ONLY ONE OLD LADY COMPLAINING ABOUT OUR GENERIC COLA. OH WELL.......CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE.

  STOP AT WAWA AND THE GIRLS GET FOOD AND DRINK. ONE GUY ACTS SUPER SQUIRRELLY AND MAN DID MY ANTENNAS GO UP. I WATCHED HIM THE ENTIRE TIME TO MAKE ANY KIND OF BAD MOVE. I EVEN HAD MY CELL READY TO TEXT MY KIDS , " GET OUT NOW ". THANKFULLY THIS STRANGE GUY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING BUT I WAS READY TO GO INTO CODE RED MODE.

 AT HOME WE WATCH TWO ANIMATED SHOWS AND CHILL WITH THE PUP. IT WAS A FUN DAY ESPECIALLY BEING WITH MY DAUGHTERS MOST OF IT.

 OFF TO BED LITTLE BEFORE 3AM AND UP AT 7:30AM.....NICE.

 SUNDAY        8 - 7 - 22

 A SAD DAY.............

 PHILLIES CONTINUE TO WIN OVER BAD TEAMS. THIS IS WHAT THEY SHOULD DO. PHILLIES KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE.

 SPEAKING OF THE PHILLIES. THEY HONORED THE 1980 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION TEAM. IT WAS PRETTY COOL THEY INVITED FORMER PLAYERS TO THE TV BOOTH TO TALK THE OLD DAYS DURING INNINGS. THE ONE PLAYER WHO MADE AN ASS OF HIMSELF WAS..........PETE ROSE. BASICALLY , HE WAS SURLY , SARCASTIC , AND CURSED TWICE ON TV. HE JUST SOUNDED ANGRY AND MAN DID THE RADIO TALK SHOWS RIP HIM A NEW ASSHOLE AFTERWARDS. YA JUST CAN'T CHANGE AN OLD DOG.

 NEIGHBOR CAME OVER TO WATCH THE PHILLIES GAME WITH US AND SHE DROPPED OFF A TON OF FOOD TOO.

 THOUGHT IT WAS CUTE OUR 2 KIDS WATCHED TV TOGETHER IN MY ROOM.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND GOT STRAIGHT BACK HOME.

 SHOWER AND CHANGE AND ALL OF US HEAD TO A COUSIN'S VIEWING. IT WAS THE LARGEST ATTENDED VIEWING I HAVE EVER SEEN. THE LINE WAS AT LEAST A 2 HOUR WAIT. TO ME , THIS HUGE SHOWING IS A TRUE TESTAMENT OF THE PERSON'S LIFE AND HOW THE AFFECTED OTHERS.

 WE STOP AT BARNABY'S AFTERWARDS TO HAVE DINNER WITH MY BROTHER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW. FOOD WAS GOOD AND OUR WAITRESS WAS ADORABLE. I BROKE MY EATING HEALTHY PLAN....DAMN IT.

 BACK HOME BY 10PM WE WATCH THE DISNEY ANIMATED MOVIE LIGHTYEAR. WE MADE IT A LITTLE MORE THAN HALFWAY AND IT WAS GOOD.

 BOOKED A WEDNESDAY SHOW.

 OFF TO BED PRETTY TIRED. I DID HAVE A CHEAT DAY ON MY DIET WHICH I DID NOT WANT TO.

 OH , IT'S 4AM AND I CAN'T SLEEP.

 MONDAY    8 - 8 - 22

  A LONG DAY BUT IT WAS ONE VERY NICE SEND OFF. AGAIN , FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHOWED UP IN DROVES.

 BY 10AM WE ARE HEADING TO CHURCH FOR A FUNERAL MASS OF A LOST COUSIN. IT WAS A TRAGIC QUICK END AND IT WAS JUST SO SAD HOW LIFE CAN BE SNUFFED OUT IN LITERALLY DAYS.

 THE CHURCH WAS PACKED AND I THOUGHT ONE FAMILY MEMBER DID SOMETHING SUPER COOL , HONORABLE , AND RESPECTFUL FOR HIS PASSED MOM. HE ASKED THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION TO STAND AND APPLAUD HIS MOM FOR DOING A FANTASTIC JOB OF RAISING HER CHILDREN. I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS HEARTWARMING. OH.....YOU KNOW WHO DISAGREED WITH THIS GESTURE OF KINDNESS AND ASKED MY FAMILY MEMBER NOT TO DO IT ?.....THE PRIEST.

 I GREW UP CATHOLIC AND THIS WAS MY CHURCH GROWING UP BUT MAN HAS SO MUCH HAS CHANGED. I STILL HAVE A HARD TIME " BELIEVING " THERE IS A SUPER SPIRIT WHO WATCHES ALL OF US AND CREATED EVERYTHING. IF I BELIEVE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THAN EARTH IS 6,000 YEARS OLD AND DINOSAURS NEVER EXISTED. IF I BELIEVE THE EVOLUTION OF MAN AND SCIENCE THAN EARTH IS MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD. SCIENCE AND FACTS MAKE MUCH MORE SENSE BUT I WANT TO BELIEVE THERE IS A SUPERIOR BEING.....IT'S JUST SO NOT BELIEVABLE. ALL THESE STORIES FROM JESUS TO APOSTLES WERE RE-WRITTEN AND UPDATED HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF TIMES OVER HUNDREDS AND HUNDERS OF YEARS. I MEAN PLAY ONE GAME OF " WHISPER DOWN THE LANE " WITH JUST 10 PEOPLE AND THE STORY IS COMPLETELY MISCONSTRUED BY THE 10TH PERSON. HOW DO WE BELIEVE SCRIPTURES WRITTEN OVER AND RE-DONE FOR 1000'S OF YEARS ? PUT IT THIS WAY , I WAS STRICT CATHOLIC STUDENT AND TODAY'S MASS WAS WORDED ALOT DIFFERENT FROM WHEN I WAS A KID. I DON'T KNOW....I'M PROBABLY WRONG.

 ALL THE READERS OF SCRIPTURES AND 2 COUSINS DOING THE EULOGIES CRIED. THERE WAS NOT A DRY EYE IN THE HOUSE.

 WE STOP HOME TO LOAD UP AND CHECK EMAILS. I MAKE ONE FACEBOOK POST TO FILL AN OPEN DATE AT THE NAIL.  IT WAS SHARED 30 TIMES WITH 7 ACTS AND BANDS RESPONDING TO PLAY IN LESS THAN 60 MINUTES.......60 F'N MINUTES !!! YEP , I DON'T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY , FACEBOOK HAS HELPED ME A 1,000 TIMES CONNECTING WITH BANDS , FAMILY , AND FRIENDS ALONG WITH PURCHASING A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF......MOST FOR FREE.

 OFF TO THE LUNCHEON AND AGAIN PEOPLE PACKED IT. THE FAMILY THOUGHT 100 WOULD BE SUFFICE.....150 SHOWED UP. THE RESTAURANT TECA SCRAMBLED TO ACCOMMODATE AND THEY DID. I WAS HAPPY MY FAMILY SAVED SEATS FOR US AND MY KIDS COULD GO WITH WHEELS AND I. I PURPOSELY TRIED TO TALK TO AS MANY COUSINS AND FRIENDS AS I COULD. IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO RE-CONNECT BECAUSE I KNOW ALL OF US WILL GO BACK TO OUR DAILY LIVES.

 I ROLL OUT WITH MY KIDS WHILE WHEELS HANGS WITH FAMILY.  WE DRIVE TO CENTER CITY TO VISIT MY AUNTS AND COUSIN. I DELIVER A FLAT SCREEN TV TO REPLACE THEIR 1950'S ONE. UNFORTUNATELY , WE COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT. SO AFTER AN HOUR , WE PUT THE OLD TV BACK TOGETHER. OH WELL.

 OH THE CORDLESS PHONE I GAVE THEM.....THEY DON'T USE IT. 

 DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AT HER COLLEGE HOUSE. I WAS SO GLAD SHE HUNG OUT WITH US FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS.

 WE TAKE A PERFECT BACK ROAD TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. MY ELDEST AND I SHOP QUICKLY AND ROLL TO THE NAIL.

 AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD PRODUCT. THE ICE MACHINE IS STRUGGLING AND MY MOTORCYCLE NOW NEEDS A NEW BACK TIRE.....YEP , I KNEW IT.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD PRODUCT AND THE FLAT TV.

 OFF TO T.J. MAX AND TO LOOK FOR CLOTHES. I WAS EXHAUSTED. I DID LOSE 2 SIZES THOUGH IN PANTS. I KNOW , I WENT FROM REALLY FAT TO STILL FAT.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND CHILL. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF DARK WINDS. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 PETE ROSE STILL GETTING RIPPED FOR BEING AN IDIOT ON LIVE RADIO. ALSO , HIS LONG SEX AFFAIR WITH A 14 YEAR OLD DIDN'T HELP EITHER.

 A FRIEND / DAUGHTER STOPS BY. WE PLAY TRIVIA GAMES ON OUR TV. MY GOODNESS AM I BAD AT THESE GAMES. IT WAS FUN THOUGH. THE KIDS AND WHEELS WERE ROARING LAUGHING.

 OFF TO BED AND I THINK I PEED 5 TIMES DURING THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT. WHEN GOING TO BED I CLOSED MY DOOR. I GET UP TO PEE AND LEAVE THE DOOR SLIGHTLY OPEN. I COME BACK AND THERE IS THE PUP LOOKING AT ME. I ASKED HER TO GO OUT AND SHE SPUN AND JUMPED UP ON MY BED. WELP.....IT IS NICE TO HAVE A WARM BODY NEXT TO YOU....LESS THE 4 DAGGER PAWS.

  TUESDAY   8 - 9 - 22

 WENT OFF MY DIET PRETTY BAD ON MONDAY SO TODAY I FASTED FOR 24 HOURS. I KNOW ONE SHOULD PROBABLY NOT DO THIS BUT I WAS CURIOUS TO SEE IF I COULD GO 24 HOURS WITHOUT EATING ANY FOOD ESPECIALLY CANDY , BREAD , AND BEER WHICH I DID 2 DAYS AGO. TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT. THE 3 POUNDS I PUT ON IN THE LAST 2 DAYS WAS NOW 3.2 POUNDS LOST DUE TO THE FASTING. AT LEAST NOW I CAN SAY I TRIED IT AND LOST .2 OF A POUND.

 TRIED ON BLUE JEANS THAT HAVE BEEN IN MY DRAWER FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS. THEY ALL FIT EVEN THE ONE WITH SPACKLE AND PAINT ON THEM. I USED " GOOF OFF " TO REMOVE THE STAINS. I SAT THE PANTS OUT IN THE SUN TO DRY AND.............IT RAINED. I THINK GOD IS TELLING ME TO REMAIN FAT.

 MORE BAD NEWS ON THE MOTORCYCLE. NOW THE BACK WHEEL NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. APPARENTLY , THE ORIGINAL WHEEL WAS 3X TOO BIG SO A SMALLER WHEEL NEEDS TO BE PUT ON. I THINK THIS WILL RUIN THE LOOK OF MY BIKE............OH WELL.

 CUT THE LAWNS IN THE 100 DEGREE HEAT. I ALSO WEED WHACKED ALOT. YEP , NOT THE BEST IN THIS HOT WATER BUT I CONSIDERED IT A WORK OUT.

 THE BANDS ARE ROLLING IN WHICH IS NICE TO SEE.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. I HAVE TO SAY I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN IT. IT WAS COOL TO HAVE ANOTHER APPEARANCE FROM " JESSE " OF BREAKING BAD BUT WHERE IT IS LEADING WAS DISCOURAGING. THERE IS ONLY ONE EPISODE LEFT.

 NOT GOOD - WHEN 6 BARTENDERS HAVE THE SAME PARTY TO GO TO. I AM SCRAMBLING FOR A SATURDAY BARTENDER.

 PHILLIES WIN BEHIND GOOD PITCHING AND A COUPLE OF HOME RUNS.

 A RARE WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHOW WITH 5 BANDS.

 WHEELS FINDS OUT SHE IS HOSTING A MOTHER/DAUGHTER GET TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND. SURE GLAD THE KID TEXTED HER.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF DARK WINDS. AGAIN , VERY GOOD. THIS SERIES HAS ALREADY BEEN PICKED UP FOR A 2ND SEASON.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT BAD. I KNOW , WHAT'S NEW. I JUST DON'T GET IT.

 WEDNESDAY   8 - 10 - 22

 SHE MUST BE GOOD LUCK.........

 FINISHED CUTTING THE LAWN IN THE HEAT AND DID A LITTLE MORE WEED WHACKING. FRIGGIN' LOVE MY WEED WHACKER.

 MOTORCYCLE.....NOPE....NOTHING. BRING IT IN FRIDAY , IT WILL BE DONE AT THE END OF THE DAY. IT IS NOW THURSDAY.

 LUNCH - MOZZARELLA & BROCCOLI RABE. DINNER - MIXED STRING BEANS/RED PEPPERS & 2 VERY SMALL PIECES OF CHICKEN MARSALA.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WE HAVE A 5 BAND NIGHT THAT WAS MOVED HERE JUST LAST WEEK. BY 8:30PM I THOUGHT IT WAS A 1 BARTENDER NIGHT ONLY. WELL , AT THE LAST MINUTE I DECIDED TO BRING IN A 2ND BARTENDER. I TOLD HER I BUY HER DRINKS , FOOD , AND GIVE HER A PAYOUT JUST TO CHILL. WELL , I DID NOT SEE HER FOR OVER 2 HOURS. SHE WAS IN THE KITCHEN COOKING FOOD ORDERS. IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT. I TOLD HER SHE IS GOOD LUCK BECAUSE THIS IS TH E2ND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED.

 OH , THE ICE MACHINE MADE ICE. I BOWED TO IT , RUBBED ITS EXTERIOR DOOR , AND THANKED IT FOR MAKING ICE. I TOLD THE BARTENDER , " I WONDER HOW MANY OTHER OWNERS DO THIS TO THEIR ICE MACHINES ? " SHE BOWED TO THE MACHINE TOO. WE BOTH GIGGLED.

 A NUDGE - A GUY COMES IN AND CLEARLY HAS BEEN PARTYING. HE PLAYS SOCCER WITH A FAMILY MEMBER AND BOUGHT A LOCAL BAR. HE TALKED TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON HERE. THIS INCLUDED A TON OF SMOKING HOT GIRLS. THE BARTENDER CAME UP TO ME 3 TIMES SAYING THIS GUY IS A NUDGE. I SAID , " I WILL GIVE HIM SOME WIGGLE ROOM SINCE HE KNOWS FAMILY. " LATER HE TIPPED THE GIRLS $300. WELL , TECHNICALLY THE GIRLS MADE IT $200 SINCE HE ADDED HIS TIP WRONG. THE BILL WAS $66 AND HE ADDED A $200 TIP WHICH SHOULD OF CAME TO $266...... BUT HE TOTALED IT $366. OH , WHEN LEAVING HE FORGOT HIS CELL PHONE AND PEED ON THE BRIDGE BUSHES. I ACTUALLY WALKED UP TO MAKE SURE HE DID NOT FALL IN THE CREEK.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG PERFECTLY AS ALL 5 BANDS SHARED A DRUM KIT AND BACK LINE. THEY ALSO DID 25 MINUTE SETS.

 I EASILY HAD 30 PEOPLE COME UP THANKING ME FOR SAVING THIS SHOW BY MOVING IT TO THE NAIL. IT IS A GOOD FEELING WHEN THEY SAY HOW " OFF THE CHARTS GREAT " WE ARE IN RUNNING A SHOW FROM START TO FINISH.

 PHILLIES BEAT THE BEST PITCHER IN BASEBALL FOR A 3RD TIME THIS SEASON. IT WAS A LATE 8TH INNING RALLY. I THOUGHT FOR SURE THEY WOULD NOT DO IT WHEN MARSH GOT TAGGED FOR A DOUBLE PLAY WHEN LEANING OFF 3RD BASE TOO MUCH. BUT TWO MORE 2 OUT HITS GAVE THEM A 4 - 3 LEAD AND WIN. THEY WERE DOWN 3 - 1 WITH 1 HIT AT THE TIME.

 TALK TO A BAND MEMBER AND GUY WHO HAS RENTED OUR MT HOUSE SINCE 2005. HE ALSO CAME TO MY COUSINS FUNERAL. WE TALKED AND HE WAS THE LAST ONE TO LEAVE. HE SUGGESTED WATCHING A TV SERIES CALLED THE BOYS.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN AND WATCH 1 1/4 EPISODES OF THE BOYS. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS PRETTY GOOD. BASICALLY , IT'S ABOUT VERY CORRUPT SUPER HEROES. IT HAS SEX AND DARK SUBJECTS. IT ALSO STARS THE LEAD ACTOR FROM BANCHEE AND SEVERAL ACTORS FROM FEAR THE WALKING DEAD , BREAKING BAD , AND STRANGER THINGS.

 BY 2:45AM I HEAD TO BED. MY ELDEST DID JOIN ME FOR A LITTLE BIT WHEN SHE GOT HOME.

 THURSDAY    8 - 11 - 22

 SOME SMALL PROJECTS IN THE HEAT. I LOADED TOOLS AND DROVE TO A RENTAL PROPERTY TO WORK ON SOME DOWNSPOUTS. BACK HOME SINCE I HAD MY TOOLS OUT I WORKED ON SOME DRIVEWAY WOOD BORDERS.

 SPEAKING OF TOOLS..........A FAMILY MEMBER GAVE ME THIS DELUXE MULTI-TOOL SET. I UNCRATED THE BOX AND PUT TOGETHER ALL TOOLS. I CHARGED THE BATTERIES AND IT EVEN CAME WITH A CARRY BAG.

 WHILE PUTTING TOGETHER MY TOOL SET I WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE BOYS. THE SERIES IS VERY GOOD AND MORE PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME IT IS ONE OF THEIR FAVORITES. I COMMENTED ON A FRIEND'S FACEBOOK PAGE WHO LED ME TO THE SHOW AND HOW I STARTED WATCHING THIS SERIES AT 1:30AM AND HOOKED. OF COURSE HE RESPONDED ALONG WITH MORE FAMILY AND FRIENDS CONFIRMING THE BOYS IS A VERY FUN SERIES TO WATCH.

 FOUND OUT MY BIKE IS DONE. UNFORTUNATELY , I WAS ALREADY AT THE NAIL AND COULD NOT PICK IT UP AT 6:30PM. I AM REALLY CONCERNED THE SMALLER TIRE WILL RUIN THE " LOOK " OF THE BIKE. THE MECHANIC DID TELL ME IT LOOKS FINE AND RIDES EVEN BETTER. IT'S WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR. WE WILL SEE TOMORROW.

 THREW OUT MY 2 BLUE JEANS I'VE BEEN WEARING FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS. IT WAS A SOMBER GOODBYE TO THE JEANS ME AND MY BALLS GOT SO CLOSE TOO. IT IS NICE MY OLDER JEANS I COULD NOT GET INTO NOW FIT ALONG WITH MANY TEE SHIRTS. IT FEELS GOOD AND SUCKS BUT I WILL CONTINUE THIS EAT HEALTHY PLAN. I STILL DON'T GET HOW I HAVE HAD VERY LIMITED BEER AND BRANDY ( 2 BEERS AND ZERO BRANDY IN 2 MONTHS ) AND DON'T DROP WEIGHT MORE QUICKLY.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO ABOUT 20 THINGS. THURSDAYS ARE MY " PREP FOR THE WEEKEND " NIGHTS ALONG WITH JUST JAM OPEN MIC. A MUSICIAN PLAYING PINK FLOYD WAS KINDA COOL. ALSO , A BAND MEMBER PICKED UP 2 25TH NAIL ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS.

 THE NUDGE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT PICKED UP HIS CELL PHONE LEFT HERE. HE TOLD ME HE IS PAYING FOR HAVING A GOOD TIME 2 NIGHTS AGO.

 PHILLIES GET SHUT OUT AND SUCKED US IN LATE INNING. DOWN 3 - 0 THE PHILLIES RALLY TO GET THE BASES LOADED WITH NO OUTS IN THE 9TH INNING. THEY SCORE ZERO RUNS AND LOSE 3 - 0. NEXT IS THE METS WHERE WE WILL LOSE ALL THREE.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE FINAL 2 EPISODES OF DARK WINDS. IT WAS GOOD.

 I STAY UP EVEN LATER AND WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE BOYS. AGAIN , VERY GOOD.

  FRIDAY    8 - 12 - 22

 WELP , I GOT MY MOTORCYCLE BACK AND AGAIN THE BACK TIRE NEEDED TO BE CHANGED. IT IS A SMALLER TIRE AND IT DOES AFFECT THE LOOK BUT NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT.

 STOPPED AT THE NAIL AND THE SMOKE EATER WAS LEFT ON FOR 2 DAYS. THIS IS NOT GOOD BECAUSE IT SUCKS ALL THE COLD AIR OUT OF THE BUILDING WHICH MAKES OUR ICE MACHINE NOT PRODUCE ICE EVEN WORSE.

 BACK HOME I FINISH SEASON 1 OF THE BOYS WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

 LOOKS LIKE A BIRTHDAY PARTY WILL BE MOVED TO NAIL TOMORROW. IF IT HAPPENS ALL THE GIRLS ARE FRIENDS OF OUR KIDS AND US.

 WHEELS PICKS UP YOUNGEST AND 2 ROOM MATES AT THE TRAIN STATION.

 A FUN MOTHER/DAUGHTER GET TOGETHER. WE HAD OUR YOUNGEST FRIENDS AND MOMS OVER TODAY. WE CHILLED OUR ON THE PATIO FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES UNTIL I HAD TO ROLL TO THE NAIL WITH THE BARTENDERS. I ADORE MY KID'S FRIENDS.

 AT THE NAIL WE ARRIVE AND THERE IS A LITTLE MISHAP.........A BAND DOES NOT KNOW THEIR TIME SLOT OR LOAD-IN TIME. THERE IS SOMETHING I NEVER WANT TO HEAR A BAND SAY AFTER WE DO GROUP EMAILS FOR 2 WEEKS......" SO , WHEN DO WE PLAY ? "  I THINK , " IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHEN THEIR PLAYING , THAN THEIR FANS WON'T KNOW. "

 IT ENDED UP A FUN NIGHT WITH GOOD MUSIC AND PEOPLE. IT WAS NOT A DRINKING OR TIPPING CROWD BUT THEY ORDERED A TON OF FOOD.

 A BARTENDER HELPED ME GET APPLE+ TV TO WATCH THE PHILLIES GAME. I DID A TEST AT HOME AND IT WORKED. OF COURSE , WHEN I GOT HERE IT DID NOT WORK. I WAS HAPPY SHE HELPED AND I GOT TO SEE THE PHILLIES WIN OVER THOSE STINKING METS 2 - 1 IN 10 INNINGS. IT IS THE FIRST TIME A PLAYER GOT ON BASE 4 TIMES AGAINST MAX SCHERZER. THAT PHILLIE WAS STOTT.

 EAGLES SHOW SOME GOOD THINGS IN A LOSS. HURTS WAS PERFECT AND THE ONLY THING I SAW BAD WAS SPECIAL TEAMS. THE LATE HIT ON HURTS WAS BRUTAL. EAGLES LOSE BUT SEEM ON THE RIGHT PATH.

 OUR ELDEST GOES TO THE EAGLES GAME AND SENT PICTURES. SHE HAD A GOOD TIME.

 I MOVE THE BANDS PERFECTLY. THE LAST 2 BANDS SHARED OUR DRUM KIT WHICH HELPS HUGE.

 A HUGE SURPRISE. MY YOUNGEST TEXTS ME , " I COME TO THE NAIL BUT I DON'T DRIVE. " I REPLY , " I WILL PICK YOU UP.  AROUND 11:30PM I DRIVE HOME AND GET HERE. I WAS SO ECITED TO GET HER. OF COURSE I HIT EVERY F'N RED LIGHT GOING TO AND FROM. THE BARTENDERS WERE ELATED TO SEE HER.

 WE END THE NIGHT WITH SOME DRINKS AND PLAYING POOL.

 I DRIVE THE BARTENDERS BACK TO CENTER CITY. I WAS SO HAPPY TO HAVE MY YOUNGEST COME WITH ME.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH AN ANIMATED SERIES. I STRUGGLED TO STAY AWAKE UNTIL 1:30AM.

 ELDEST TEXTS ME TO STOP AT THE NAIL TO GET MONEY TO GO TO ANOTHER BAR......NICE.

  SATURDAY    8 - 13 - 22

 THIS WAS A LONG BUT SUPER FUN DAY........

 RODE MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. IT IS RIDING THE BEST SINCE I HAVE HAD IT. I GET SOME PROJECTS DONE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS ALONG WITH A BEER DELIVERY.

 BACK HOME I TRY TO REST FOR I HAVE A VERY LONG NIGHT. I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE BOYS....VERY GOOD.

 I SPEND SOME TIME CLEANING OUT OUR VAN AND LOADING IT WITH TOOLS FOR A EAST COAST TRIP.

 WHEELS PICKS UP ROOM MATES AND THEY HAD TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN TO PREP AND LOAD-IN BANDS. THE DOORMAN ARRIVES AND I MOVE TO BARTENDER......SOMETHING I AM NOT A FAN OF.

 HAD A GREAT TIME WITH EVERYONE INCLUDING OUR DOORMAN.  I WILL POST SOME PICTURES OF 10 BARTENDERS , ME , AND THE DOORMAN BEHIND THE BAR.

 THERE IS A BIG CROWD AND I AM SCRAMBLING.  ON LATE NOTICE A BIRTHDAY PARTY MOVES TO THE NAIL AND I KNOW THE BIRTHDAY GIRL. A GROUP OF 50+ ARRIVES AND THE BIG PLUS IS 10 NAIL BARTENDERS ARE IN THE PARTY. I MOVE ALL OF THEM TO BEHIND THE BAR. IT WAS THE MOST FUN I CAN RECENTLY REMEMBER HERE AT THE NAIL.

 SOME COUSINS SHOW UP FOR THE SHOW WHICH WAS SUPER COOL.

 PHILLIES LOSE A PITCHERS BATTLE 1 - 0. KINDA SUCKS THEY HELD THE METS TO 2 TOTAL RUNS IN 2 GAMES AND LOSE ONE OF THEM.

 THE NIGHT CONTINUES WITH SINGING , DANCING , AND HAVING FUN. WHEELS AND FRIENDS STOP DOWN AND IT IS A PACKED HOUSE.

 THE NIGHT WINDS DOWN AND IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE SO MANY FAMILIAR FACES. IT WAS QUITE A NIGHT.

 I GIVE A RIDE HOME TO 7 FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AT OUR HOUSE AND WATCH SHREK 2 FOR A LITTLE BIT. BY 1:30AM I HAD TO HEAD TO BED.

 HAD A DREAM I WAS AT A FRATERNITY HOUSE PARTY. A MEAN DEAN OF THE COLLEGE ENTERS THE HOUSE AND TELLS THE GROUP A $500 DOLLAR FINE HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR VIOLATIONS AND ALL ACTIVITIES AND THE FRATERNITY WILL STOP IMMEDIATELY UNTIL PAID. SHE IS AN ANGRY WOMAN AND THINKS SHE HAS THE UPPER HAND TO THIS FRATERNITY UNTIL I SAY , " I WILL PAY FOR IT. " ALL THE PARTIERS GASP AND THE DEAN'S FACE TURNS FROM SATISFACTION TO SURPRISE. I HAND HER A CREDIT CARD AND HER ASSOCIATES RUN THE $500 BILL. WHEN SHE LEAVES THE WHOLE PARTY MOBS ME WITH HUGS AND THANK YOU'S.

 SUNDAY     8 - 13 - 22

 THIS WAS A REALLY FUN DAY AND AFTER LAST NIGHT'S BIG SHOW I DID NOT THINK 2 DAYS IN A ROW OF FUN COULD HAPPEN.

 TAKE A RIDE ON MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND HEAD BACK HOME.

 I POSTED ON FB SOME PICTURES OF THE BIRTHDAY PARTY AND THE 8 BARTENDERS BEHIND THE BAR LAST NIGHT. OVER 100 LIKES AND COMMENTS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN UNDER 2 HOURS. IT WAS PRETTY COOL TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE ENJOYING THE STORY AND PICTURES.

 THE BEST PICTURE WAS MY ELDEST HAVING ONE OF OUR ONE BARTENDERS ( LIKE A DAUGHTER ) CRADLED IN HER ARMS UP IN THE AIR. IT WAS ADORABLE.

 AT HOME I AM TOTALLY SURPRISED ALL THE YOUNG KIDS ARE UP. I CONVINCE MY ELDEST TO GET UP AND NOW WE HAVE A FULL PARTY HEADING EAST. WE PACK 2 CARS AND HEAD TOWARDS THE OCEAN. WE USE WALKIE TALKIES WHICH ALWAYS MAKES IT FUN.

 WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME AND BEGIN TO UNLOAD A TON OF STUFF. WE SETTLE IN AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THE GAME PLAN IS. EVERYONE DECIDES TO HIT THE LARGE FLEA MARKET RIGHT OUTSIDE AND THAN HEAD TO THE BEACH. I DECIDE TO HEAD TO A FAMILY GET TOGETHER ON ANOTHER BEACH.

 I ARRIVE AND THE DRINKING BEGINS. A TON OF FAMILY ARE CHILLING ON THE BEACH AND I INSTANTLY GO INTO BEACH-MODE. ALL PROBLEMS ARE FORGOTTEN FOR THIS PERIOD OF TIME.  WE SIT , CHILL , TALK , LAUGH , DRINK , AND PLAY BOCCI. IT WAS A PICTURE PERFECT DAY.

 ANOTHER VERY GOOD DECISION WAS TO GO TO THE BOARDWALK. I AM ELATED MY ELDEST DRIVES OVER TO VISIT AND TAKES HER COUSINS OUT FOR RIDES. WE MEET UP WITH MORE FAMILY AND DO THE RIDES. I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING.........THEY ARE EXPENSIVE. TWICE AS EXPENSIVE AS I CAN REMEMBER FROM SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

 MY ELDEST TREATS HER 2 YOUNGER COUSINS TO RIDES AND GOES ON THE RIDES WITH THEM. THESE KIDS WERE HILARIOUS AND REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME. I COULDN'T HAVE MY KID SPEND ALL THIS MONEY FOR EXPENSIVE RIDES SO I REIMBURSED HER ON EVERYTHING WHEN WE GOT BACK HOME.

 STORY - THEY WERE GOING TO DO THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE AND WHILE IN LINE IT BROKE DOWN WITH A BROKEN WHEEL. I AM NOT SURE IF IT WAS FATE OR NOT BUT I DID FEEL BAD FOR THEM. THEY ENDED UP RIDING THE SMALLER COASTER.

 ALL NIGHT WAS HILARIOUS AND FUN. MY FAMILY WAS REALLY COOL AS THEY SPENT TIME WITH THEIR KIDS ON RIDES AND MAKING JOKES WITH US.

 I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW COOL MY ELDEST WAS. SHE EVEN TREATED ME TO PIZZA. I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN SHE SHOWED UP BECAUSE I COULD NOT CONVINCE ANY OF MY FAMILY TO TAKE A RIDE WITH ME. I CAN'T BLAME THEM BUT IT WOULD OF BEEN NICE.

 NOT EVERYHTING WAS GOOD......WHAT WAS THAT NOISE ? WHEN WE WERE UNLOADING I PLACED A LONG WHITE BASEBOARD ON THE TOP OF MY VAN. MY MEMORY TOTALLY BLOWS AS I LEFT IT UP THERE. WHEN DRIVING ACROSS THE BRIDGE TO THE HIGHWAY AND I HEAR A LOUD WOOD TO METAL NOISE. THE FRIGGIN' THING FLEW OFF THE ROOF. I DON'T THINK ANY CARS WERE HIT BUT IT COULD OF BEEN MUCH WORSE.

 MY MEMORY BLOWS - I PREP EVERYTHING TO TRAVEL TO ANOTHER BEACH 3 F'N TIMES. I END UP FORGETTING THE BOARD ON THE ROOF , MY WALLET , AND A CHANGE OF CLOTHES.......BLOW.

 I COULD NOT BELIEVE WE STAYED TO AFTER MIDNIGHT. I GUESS TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN.

 MY ELDEST FOLLOWS ME AND WE STOP AT WAWA. SHE GETS SOME FOOD AND WE CONTINUE BACK HOME.

 AT HOME WE HANGOUT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS UNTIL 2:30AM. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND MAY HAVE PARTAKED IN SOME STUFF TO MAKE ME SLEEP BETTER.

 PHILLIES GET CRUSHED BY THE METS. WE CAN NOT COMPETE WITH THEM.

 MONDAY    8 - 15 - 22

  NOW THIS WAS A DAY............

 LAST MINUTE SHOWS BOOKED BECAUSE VENUES CANCELLED ON THEM. WE NOW HAVE A SATURDAY MATINEE SHOW AND MONDAY NIGHT SHOW.

 UP EARLY TO DO MY COMPUTER WORK BUT IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL FRIENDS , ROOM MATES , AND PARENTS WERE VISITING.  WE HAVE A FUN GROUP OF 13 PEOPLE.

 BIRTHDAY GIRL FROM NAIL PARTY SENDS ME A NICE THANK YOU AND PICTURE OF US DURING THE NIGHT.

 DROP KIDS OFF WITH THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK WHILE I DRIVE TO HOME DEPOT TO LOOK FOR THE PIECE OF WOOD THAT FELL OFF MY VAN AND SUPPLIES. WE DID NOT FIND THE WOOD.

 BACK HOME WE HEAD TO THE BEACH AND IT WAS A GOOD WEATHER DAY. BEER , MARGARITAS , AND MIMOSAS WERE ON THE LIST. WE ALSO HAD A PARENT WHO WAS IN THE CATERING BUSINESS SO SAY GOODBYE TO MY DIET THIS WEEK. SHE PREPPED FOOD FROM 8AM TO 1PM.....DIPS , DRINKS , CHEESES , AND MORE. I MEAN SHE WAS CLEANING AND COOKING FOOD ALL MORNING. WHEN WE WERE AT THE BEACH I JOKINGLY SAID , " IF YOU HAVE TIME CAN YOU PUT TOGETHER SOME QUESADILLAS ? " THE WHOLE GROUP LAUGHS. OH , 30 MINUTES LATER SHE CAME BACK TO THE BEACH WITH QUESADILLAS , SOUR CREAM , AND SALSA.

 A LOT OF LAUGHS AS THE COLLEGE GIRLS , THEIR FRIENDS , AND OUR ELDEST CHILLED ON THE BEACH WITH US. IT WAS ALOT OF FUN.

 WE PLAYED SOME EPIC GAMES OF BOCCI. ONE WAS AN 8 PLAYER GAME AND ANOTHER WAS FATHERS VS DAUGHTERS. IT WAS HILARIOUS AS THE YOUNG GIRLS BEAT THE DADS.

 A PARENT AND I WERE THE LAST ONES TO LEAVE THE BEACH AROUND 7:30PM. WE RE-GROUP AND ALL THE KIDS WENT TO THE BOARDWALK. A COUPLE OF FUN THINGS :

 - MY ELDEST ASKS ABOUT THE RAFFLE GOING ON AND IS IT STILL AVAILABLE. THE WORKER SAYS , " HERE IS SOME RAFFLES , DON'T TELL ANYONE. " HE PULLS OUT A BUNCH OF TICKETS FROM HIS POCKET AND GIVES THEM TO HER. DON'T YOU KNOW ONE OF THOSE TICKETS WINS.

 - A FAULTY SKITTLE BOWLING MACHINE SPITS OUT TONS OF FREE TICKETS. THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO MY DAUGHTER AND I YEARS AGO.

 - MY ELDEST CASHES IN HER TICKETS FOR 1400 BOARDWALK DOLLARS. THE GUY GIVES HER 14,000 BY MISTAKE.

 - THERE IS A GAME WHERE YOU DROP A BALL AND IT MANEUVERS ITS WAY DOWN SLOTS BELOW VIA PROTRUDING PINS. DON'T YOU KNOW MY ELDEST HITS THE CENTER ( ONE IN A MILLION ) SLOT. FIVE MINUTES LATER A ROOM MATE HITS THE SAME WINNING SLOT.

 - THE KIDS FOUND A DEAL FOR RIDES. ALL 3 PIERS AND ALL RIDES FOR $45 A PERSON EVERY TUESDAY FROM 1PM - 7PM.......GOOD TRADE.

  THE PARENTS CHILL , DRINK , TALK , AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. IT IS A NEW TV SERIES SPUN OFF THE 1992 MOVIE. IT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD.

 ALL THE PARENTS HEAD TO BED AND I CHILL FOR THE KIDS TO COME HOME. IT WAS SO FUNNY WHEN ALL THE GIRLS ARRIVE WITH THEIR STORIES. I STAYED UP WITH THEM FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 MANEUVERING CARS - I FOUND OUT FROM MIDNIGHT TO 9AM YOU CAN PARK FREE ON THE STREET. NOT THE BEST TIMES I KNOW BUT IT DID HELP TONIGHT WITH LATE NIGHT FRIENDS VISITING AND LEAVING AFTER MIDNIGHT. WE EVEN MOVED ONE OF OUR CARS.

 TUESDAY     8 - 16 - 22

 I HAD TO KICK IN SOME PROJECTS TODAY.

 I SPENT A SOLID 2 HOURS PREPPING A STORM DOOR THAT BLEW OFF IN THE HIGH WINDS. BOTH " CLOSERS " WERE DAMAGED. MY NEIGHBOR WAS NICE ENOUGH TO MACGYVER ONE BACK ON SO THE DOOR WAS USABLE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. I LITERALLY HAD THE WHOLE DOOR OFF AND STARTED FROM SCRATCH,

 REPLACED THE SEVERELY DAMAGED MINI-BLINDS ALONG WITH WINDEXING ALL FRONT GLASS.

 THE KIDS GO ON RIDES ALL DAY FOR $45......GOOD TRADE.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE BEACH LATE AFTERNOON. IT'S ALWAYS NICE BUT IT WAS VERY WINDY. WE ONLY STAYED ABOUT AN HOUR. IT WAS STILL RELAXING.

 SPENT OVER AN HOUR MAKING A SOCIAL MEDIA POST FOR THE BANDS. MY YOUNGEST HELPED.

 BOOKED A MATINEE SHOW ON SATURDAY AND A MONDAY SHOW WITH A NATIONAL ACT. WE ALSO HAVE A BENEFIT SHOW ON SUNDAY.

 A FAMILY MEMBER PHOTO SHOPPED ME INTO A FAMILY BEACH PICTURE. USUALLY , I AM THE BUTT OF ALL JOKES FROM HIM BUT THE PICTURE CAME OUT VERY GOOD.

 PHILLIES WITH A GOOD WIN OVER A BAD TEAM. THEY NEED THESE WINNABLE GAMES.

  A NIECE VISITS AND A ROOM-MATES PARENTS DO TOO. WE ALL HANG OUT AND CHILL AND OF COURSE EAT THE 40 DIPS THE ONE CATERING PARENT MADE. WE WATCH CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD WHICH WAS FUN.

 EARLIER I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF THE BOYS. OF COURSE DURING ONE SCENE SUPERMAN GETS A BLOW JOB. I WAS NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THIS SCENE AND THE GIRLS IN THE ROOM SO I TURNED IT OFF IMMEDIATELY.

 WE ORDERED PRIMO HOAGIES AND FOR THE FIRST TIME I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THEM. THEY CLOSED AT 8PM AND WE ORDERED AT 7:35PM. I THINK THE SMALLER AND UNDER MEAT SANDWICHES WERE DUE TO THE WORKERS WANTED TO GET THE HECK OUT OF THERE.

 A FUN NIGHT OF HANGING OUT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS STOPPING BY.

 WE TALKED TO OUR NEIGHBORS FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. BASICALLY , THEY TOLD US HOW OUR RENTERS MAKE NOISE , BRING DOGS , AND COMPLETE CHAOS IN PARKING OF CARS. 

 ALL THE GIRLS WATCH THE 2008 MOVIE CALLED MAMMA MIA. OH......MY..........GOD.......THEY SANG AND COUCH DANCED EVERY SONG. IT WAS ADORABLE.

 I HEAD TO BED AROUND 12:30AM. MY DIET HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN THROWN OUT THE WINDOW.

 I DREAMT I WAS AT A TRAINING FACULTY TO WORK FOR SEPTA. THEY MARCHED IN LINE ON HOW TO DRIVE A BUS , WORK ON ENGINES , POWER WASH THE BUSSES AND MORE. THE ALSO GAVE US LUNCH TO CHOOSE FROM. I SAT NEXT TO YOUNGER GUYS AND ONE WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR. I ACTUALLY DROVE A BUS WITH PEOPLE IN IT AS A TEST. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW HEAVY THE BUS WAS WHEN FULLY LOADED.

 OH , THIS MORNING ( WEDNESDAY ) I SEE MY COMPUTER IS ON BATTERY CHARGE ONLY. I TRY TO PULL OUT THE PLUG FROM A 6 WAY POWER STRIP AND ONE OF THE 2 PRONGS OF THE PLUG STAYS IN THE OUTLET. THIS IS NOT GOOD. FUNNY , BECAUSE LAST NIGHT , MY KID SAID , " THIS POWER STRIP IS NOT CHARGING THE COMPUTER. " I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST THE ON/OFF BUTTON.......NOPE.

 WEDNESDAY    8 - 17 - 22

 FULL PUNCH LIST MODE AND THAN THE BEACH.....NOT A BAD COMBINATION.

 INSTALLED NEW MINI-BLINDS , CLEANED GLASS , FIXED A BROKEN VACUUM SWITCH , INSTALLED 2 DOOR CLOSERS , FIXED A BROKEN FRIDGE SHELF , REPLACED SOME LIGHT BULBS , FIXED A LAMP SHADE , REPLACED A VERY DIRTY A/C FILTER , FIXED A TOWEL BAR , AND TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT.

 SEARCHED FOR A COMPUTER POWER CHARGER WITH NO LUCK ANYWHERE IN THIS AREA. WHILE ON THE PHONE A FRIEND IN THE COMPUTER BUSINESS JUST HAPPENED TO CALL ME. THERE IS A CHANCE HE HAS A POWER SUPPLY AT HOME. MY COMPUTER IS DOWN TO 20%.

 PHILLIES LOSE 1 - 0 TO A BAD TEAM.........BLOW.

 TO THE BEACH..........ABOUT 10 OF US JUST CHILLED FROM 2PM TO 7PM. IT WAS WONDERFUL. I PLAYED BOCCI WITH WITH MY 2 KIDS AND ROOM MATES WHICH WAS ALSO WONDERFUL.  THE DRINKING BEGAN AND THERE IS JUST SOMETHING ABOUT CHILLING ON A BEACH. MY ELDEST AND I WERE THE LAST ONES TO LEAVE.

 BOOKING BANDS IS PEEK RIGHT NOW. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 WE HEARD FROM THE PLUMBER.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE BOYS......I'M HOOKED.

 FAMILY VISITED AND PARENTS OF A ROOM MATE AGAIN. THIS WAS FUN TOO.

 WE GET DINNER FOR 9 PEOPLE AT RICK'S SEAFOOD. OVERALL , ALL ENTREES WERE GOOD AND MY DAD GIVING US A $100 GIFT CARD WAS HELPFUL. OH , WHEN I FIRST CALLED TO PLACE THE ORDER THE WOMAN IMMEDIATELY SAID , " NEXT PICK UP IS 8PM. " MUST BE NICE TO BE BUSY BECAUSE IT WAS 5PM.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST PICKUP FOOD AND WE DINE IN OUR MAIN ROOM. IT WAS FUN TO JUST CHILL WITH EVERYONE. THE LAUGHS WERE A PLENTY.

 A FAMILY MEMBER PHOTOSHOPS ME INTO A FAMILY PICTURE. IT LOOKED PERFECT. I ARRIVED A LITTLE LATE FOR THE PICTURE AND SOME FAMILY HAD LEFT.

 ALL THE GIRLS GO GET ICE-CREAM. THEY WENT TO " SCOOPS " FIRST WHICH HAD A LINE AROUND THE CORNER.....SO THEY WENT TO MY FAVORITE D.Q. AKA DAIRY QUEEN.

 THEY RETURN AND PLAY A BOARD GAME WHILE WE WATCH THE TV GAME SHOW PASSWORD. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY WITH MARTIN SHORT AND JIMMY FALLON.

 I HEAD TO BED WITH A SLIGHT HEADACHE. I KINDA BUMMED GOING TO BED A LITTLE EARLY AROUND 10:30PM. I WATCHED A LITTLE TV UNTIL 11PM.

 THURSDAY       8 - 18 - 22 

 DECIDED TO STAY ONE MORE DAY.......THOUGH WHEELS SAID SHE BE COOL WITH ME LEAVING.

 THIS WAS A VERY GOOD DAY AND NIGHT. HERE'S THE LIST :

 - UP AT 4AM.....UGH. BY 6:15AM I WAS ON THE BEACH TAKING SUNRISE PICTURES. I POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK AND OVER 100 FAMILY AND FRIENDS COMMENTED IN UNDER 2 HOURS. I WAS SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ON THE BEACH DOING THE SAME THING. THERE IS SOMETHING PRETTY DAMN COOL ABOUT A SUNRISE OVER THE OCEAN....IT JUST EMITS NEW HOPE FOR THE DAY.

 - FULL CLEAN AND ALL THE GIRLS HELP. WE LOAD UP 2 CARS , SAY OUR GOODBYES , AND ALL OF THEM ROLL HOME. I WISH THEY COULD OF STAYED BUT MANY HAD WORK TO DO.

 - WHEELS AND I HEAD TO MARVIN'S PANCAKE HOUSE. I HAD A HALF OF A CHICKEN CLUB WHILE WHEELS HAD AN OMEGA HUGE SEINFELD BIG SALAD.

 - OFF TO HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP SOME CLEANING SUPPLIES AND A POWER SUPPLY PLUG.  MY COMPUTER POWER SUPPLY IS BROKE AND I AM DOWN TO 7% BATTERY.

 - ATTACHED THE NEW PLUG TO MY COMPUTER SUPPLY CORD. IT DID NOT WORK THE FIRST TIME BUT WHEN I REVERSED THE WIRES IT DID. MY FRIEND ALSO GAVE ME A POWER SUPPLY IN WHICH MY ELDEST PICKED UP. I ALMOST WAS GOING TO WAIT UNTIL I GOT HOME BUT HAVING THE COMPUTER AT FULL POWER WAS NICE.

 - I NOTICED THE FRONT DOOR DEAD BOLT WAS NOT ENGAGING. THE LAST 2 DAYS THE DOOR WAS UNLOCKED WHICH I THOUGHT WAS WEIRD. THANK GOODNESS I SAW THIS. SO , AT 7AM , I TRIED TO BE AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE TO FIX IT. I ALSO FIXED A NOISY CEILING FAN.

 - KIDS MAKE IT HOME SAFELY AND ELDEST WORKS THE NAIL SHIFT FOR ME.

 - STOP AND GET GAS......$4.07 HERE AND THEY PUMP IT.

 - OFF TO THE DOG PARK AND CHILL WITH ABOUT 6 OTHER DOGS AND OWNERS. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND EVERYONE WAS COOL. THERE WERE 3 DOGS HERE WITH THE NAME MAZE OR MAZEY. THE LITTLE DOG WITH A PURPLE MOHAWK WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 - BACK HOME WE HEAD TO THE BEACH. WHEELS STAY 45 MINUTES AND I COULD STAY 6 HOURS. AGAIN , JUST A PICTURE PERFECT DAY AND THE ASS SO GETS ME DEPRESSED OF BEING OLD , BALD , FAT , AND SHREK-LIKE.

 - WHEELS HEADS BACK BUT I CHILL ANOTHER HOUR. IT IS MY LAST DAY AND I WANTED TO ABSORB THIS.

 - OFF TO THE SURFING PIG AT 6PM. WE GET A SEAT AT THE BAR INSTEAD OF WAITING 35 MINUTES FOR A TABLE. THE VIEWS WERE BOATS AND THE BAY........MAGNIFICENT. FOOD WAS GOOD AND THIS WILL BE MY LAST DAY OF BREAKING MY DIET. I THINK I GAINED ALL 20 POUNDS I LOST IN 1 WEEK. WE ALSO USED A GIFT CARD A NEIGHBOR GOT US WHEN I INSTALLED A DISHWASHER FOR THEM.

 - BACK HOME WE WALK THE PUP AND HAVE A NIGHT CAP IN THE PARKING LOT WITH OUR NEIGHBORS. WE SET UP CHAIRS AND TABLES AND CHILL FOR ABOUT 2 1/2 HOURS. IT WAS FUN CATCHING UP.

 - INSIDE WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 - EARLIER I DID WATCH THE FINALE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD.

 - WE STARTED AN EPISODE OF A LEAGUE ON THEIR OWN BUT WE JUST GOT TIRED.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT. I DID WAKE ONCE TO USE THE BATHROOM AND ONCE WHEN TH E PUP HEAD BUTTED THE DOOR TO OPEN IT. SHE FLEW ON MY BED.

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