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   WARNING - THIS EVERYDAY BLOG USES STORIES AND LANGUAGE THAT SOMETIMES OFFEND.............HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR WILL YA ?

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

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

Work hard :

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

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

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

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

             PERFORMED LIVE EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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  SUNDAY    2 - 24 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY     2 - 25 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY      2 - 26 - 19

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

  REALLY GETTING SICK OF SPACKLING AND SPONGING.

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

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

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

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

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

  OFFICER - " WHERE ARE YOU GOING TODAY ? "

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

  OFFICER - " DO YOU LIVE AROUND HERE ? "

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

  OFFICER - " WHERE DO YOU PRIMARY LIVE ?"

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

  OFFICER - " LICENSE AND REGISTRATION SIR "

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  OFFICER - " WHY ARE YOU HAPPY SIR ? "

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

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

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

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

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

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

  ME - " NO.......NO I DON'T. "

  OFFICER GOES TO HIS CAR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 NEXT STORY :

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SLEEPING INTERVALS FOR TONIGHT :

 - IN BED BY 11PM , UP AT 1:30AM.

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY     2 - 27 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   THURSDAY        2 - 28 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   FRIDAY      3 - 1 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY      3 - 2 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 2 - VISIT CHILI'S AND A FRIEND.

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

 4 - ORDER CHINESE AND STAY AT HOME.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   SUNDAY        3 - 3 - 19

 WELL THIS WAS AN INTERESTING DAY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY         3 - 4 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 BARTENDER SHOWS UP EARLY AND WE SHOOT POOL AND CHILL.

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

  I STAY UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT WHICH IS LATE FOR ME.

 TUESDAY          3 - 5 - 19

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

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

 MY DAY :

  - BANANA

  - SMOOTHIE

  - 30 MINUTES ON BOWFLEX TREAD CLIMBER.

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

  - MOZZARELLA AND GENOA SALAMI WITH WATER AND SODA SELTZER.

  - ONE GLASS OF RED WINE.

  YEP , THAT WAS MY DAY.......BLOW.

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

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

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

   76ERS WITH A GOOD SOLID WIN.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO WORK.

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY          3 - 6 - 19

  PAID IN FULL................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY        3 - 7 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY      3 - 8 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY       3 - 9 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   SUNDAY        3 - 10 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   TUESDAY        3 - 11 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY       3 - 12 - 19

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

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

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

  SHOWER AND SHAVE. SEEING MYSELF NAKED CONFUSES ME.

  SIDE JOB TOMORROW. IT WAS MOVED FROM TODAY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   WEDNESDAY        3 - 13 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY       3 - 14 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FLYERS GET SMOKED. WASHINGTON IS JUST SO MUCH BETTER.

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

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

  FRIDAY        3 - 15 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  76ERS WITH A GOOD WIN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY      3 - 17 - 19

  I HAD TO DO  IT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   SUNDAY      3 - 17 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   MONDAY     3 - 18 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY       3 - 19 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY       3 - 20 - 19

  YOU TELL HIM.............

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY        3 - 21 - 19

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

  FLYERS WIN TO KEEP THEIR FAINT PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY          3 - 22 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY        3 - 23 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY     3 - 24 - 19

 " ONE HOUR MY ASS "...............

 " YOU TRICKED ME "..................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY        3 - 25 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SO LET'S FAST FORWARD TO TODAY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WATCH 76ERS GET SMOKED.......BLOW.

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

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

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

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

   TUESDAY     3 - 26 - 19

  MAN.......IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

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

  DO MY ROUTINE OF BLOGGING AND EMAILING. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 27 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 TONIGHT THE PUP WILL SLEEP IN MY ROOM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   THURSDAY     3 - 28 - 19

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

  IT WAS WHEELSTOCK WEATHER SO I HAD TO BE OUTSIDE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY      3 - 29 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 SATURDAY      3 - 30 - 19

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

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

  FLYERS AT 1PM......BLOW.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY      3 - 31 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - FIX DAMAGED STEP.

  LATE AFTERNOON WHEELS AND I DID DO OTHER SMALLER PROJECTS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY       4 - 2 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY     4 - 3 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - I WINDEX BOTH SKY LIGHTS.

 - LEAF BLOW THE ENTIRE ROOF.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY      4 - 4 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 SAW SOME DEER WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

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

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

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

  FRIDAY     4 - 5 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  ( ONE OF THE 2 STORIES ABOVE IS TRUE )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY       4 - 6 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  PHILLIES LOSE.......BLOW.

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

  76ERS WIN OVER A VERY BAD TEAM.

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

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

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

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

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

    SUNDAY     4 - 7 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - EMPTIED ALL TRASHCANS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY       4 - 8 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 ME - " HMMMMMMMMMM........"

 YOUNGEST - " NO "

 ME - " I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING ? "

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

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

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

 ME - " IT'S BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. "

 YOUNGEST - " YOU'RE SUCH A NUDGE. "

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

 YOUNGEST - " NO "

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

 YOUNGEST - " ZERO PERCENT " SHE STARTS TO GIGGLE.

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

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

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

 YOUNGEST - " SEE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS ? "

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   TUESDAY      4 - 9 - 19

  JUST COULDN'T SLEEP..........

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

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

  BANGING OUT PUNCH LIST STUFF. 

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

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

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

  DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST AT WORK.

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

  GAVE SOME ADVICE TO A MALE FRIEND ABOUT DIVORCE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 WEDNESDAY         4 - 10 - 19 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY        4 - 11 - 19

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

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

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

  I LOAD UP THE WEEDS AND FILL ANOTHER TRASHCAN.

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

  A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST.

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

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

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

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

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

   FRIDAY      4 - 12 - 19

  LESSON LEARNED....................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   SATURDAY      4 - 13 - 19

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

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

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

  SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP TODAY. ALWAYS NICE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY      4 - 14 - 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY        4 - 15 - 19

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

  OK....MY DAY.

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

 PHILLIES SUCK ASS AND WE CAN NEVER BEAT THE DAMN FUCKING METS. WE LOSE AGAIN TO THEM AND THEIR FUCKING IRRITATING FUCKING MET FANS.

 IT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY AND WINDY BUT I DECIDE TO CUT THE LAWN. MY RIDING MOWER STARTED RIGHT UP AND THAT IS ALWAYS A HUGE PLUS. NEXT I FOUGHT MY SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER A LITTLE BIT BUT GOT THAT DONE. THAN , I HAVE BEEN CHARGING MY WEED WHACKER FOR 2 DAYS AND IT WORKS SO DAMN NICE. I GOT EVERYTHING COMPLETE AND THE LAWN LOOKS GOOD. FUNNY.....AFTER THE RIDING MOWER I TOLD MYSELF I WOULD NOT DO ANY MORE BUT I JUST KEPT GOING. I AM GLAD I DID.

  WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME AND I EDIT THE RADIO SHOW. IT TOOK ME 4 TIMES LONGER BECAUSE ONE GUEST USED THE " F " WORD 24 TIMES. THE SHOW IS DONE AND UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE. I WILL UPLOAD IT TO THE GOOGLE ACCOUNTS TOMORROW FOR FANS TO DOWNLOAD.

  TAKE A BREAK AND PLAY ONE FINAL MOVE ON AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME. A PLAYER WAS SHOCKED WHEN ON MY FINAL PLAY I MADE A 7 LETTER TRIPLE PLAY 90 POINT MOVE TO COME FROM BEHIND BY 65 POINTS TO WIN THE GAME. HE CHATTED ME AND WAS PRETTY FUNNY IN HIS RESPONSE. IT IS JUST A GAME BUT IT WAS FUN.

  WHEELS ORDERS ME NEW SWEAT SHORTS.....I LOVE THEM. THEY ARE SOFT , SLEEK , AND WHEELS CAN EASILY SLIDE HER HAND RIGHT UP THE LEG WHENEVER SHE WANTS.

  MESSING WITH MY YOUNGEST TO SEND ME PICTURES FROM THEIR GET AWAY TRIP WITH HER FRIENDS. I WAS CALLED A " NUDGE " SEVERAL TIMES.

 WHEELS AND I SEARCH FOR BIRD FEEDERS. GOOD GOD IT TOOK FOREVER TO FIND THEM.

  OFF TO THE NAIL FOR SOLO ACTS AND BANDS. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT FOR A MONDAY.

  BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH 2 MGD BEERS. I WAS TIRED SO BY 1AM I WAS OFF TO BED. DOG BARKING AT 2AM DID NOT HELP.

  TUESDAY    4 - 16 - 19

  1AM .......2AM.........3AM LISTEN TO SPORTS RADIO..........4AM STILL LISTENING TO SPORTS RADIO.......5AM....MILES GET UP. BLOW.

  IT IS OFFICIAL SPIDER RICO WILL BE PLAYING HERE ON FRIDAY JUNE 21ST. THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

  BEAUTIFUL DAY SO I DECIDE TO HEAD OUTSIDE FOR ALMOST 4 HOURS. THE PUP JOINS ME AND SO DOES MY ELDEST.  WE FINISH THE WEEDING AND ALL THE GARDENS LOOK GOOD. THIS YEAR I WILL ATTEMPT TO STAY ON TOP OF THE WEEDS.

  INSIDE I DO SOME COMPUTER WORK. I HAVE MY LEGS UP ON A BARSTOOL AND SHOW WHEELS MY LEGS. I LOVE MY LEGS AND FEET. YEARS AGO A GIRL WATCHING ME PLAY SOFTBALL SAID , " I LOVE YOUR LEGS. " ANYWAY ,   WHEELS MAKES A YUCKY FACE SAYS , " OH MY GOD. YOU DON'T WEAR SHOES WHEN WEEDING ? " I REPLY , " I LIKE TO BE ONE WITH THE EARTH. " I LATER SHOWERED.

  A RENTER STOPS BY TO DROP OFF A RENT CHECK. SHE TALKS TO MY NEIGHBOR AND ASKS HOW THE BALL GAME WAS. HE REPLIED , " IT WAS GREAT. WE WERE AT THE 3RD BASE LINE ABOUT 20 ROWS IN. WE HAD A FOUL BALL HIT NEAR US. ".  I JUST SMIRKED SAID TO MYSELF , " I'LL BE IN A SUITE TOMORROW FOR FREE. "

  SPEAKING OF FREE SUITE. I HATE MY DAD'S BLOOD WHICH IS IN ME AND HIS ALWAYS NEGATIVE FIRST REACTIONS. I FIND OUT WHEELS AND I WERE OFFERED TO GO TO A GAME IN THE PRIVATE SUITE WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES. I ASK IF THE KIDS CAN GO AND THEY WERE NOT INVITED. I TOLD WHEELS I DO WANT TO GO THAN. IMAGINE THAT ? I COULD SIT WITH FORMER PLAYERS , FREE FOOD & BOOZE , FREE V.I.P PARKING , AND BE TREATED LIKE A ROCK STAR AND I RATHER BE WITH MY KIDS. I MUST BEAN IDIOT. WHEELS CALMED ME DOWN.

 OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A NICE RIDE. I PREPPED AND CHANGED THE MARQUEE. PEOPLE HONKING AT ME AS I AM ON THE LADDER. I AM NOT SURE IF THEY KNOW ME AND SAYING HELLO OR TRYING TO SCARE ME OFF THE LADDER.

  HANG OUT AND PLAY A GAME OF POOL WITH MY ELDEST. I RAN THE TABLE. THE KID SAYS , " I GOT ONE TURN AND IT WAS BREAKING. " I REPLIED , " THAT'S WHAT 7'S DO. " ( A 7 IS THE HIGHEST RANK IN THE A.P.A. POOL LEAGUE. HUNDREDS OF PLAYERS AND ONLY A HANDFUL REACH THIS LEVEL. )

  RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE HOME AND SOME COLLEGE PRETTY GIRL PUTS HER THUMB OUT FOR A RIDE. SHE HAD LONG BLONDE SWIRLY HAIR PAST HER ASS. I WAS DAMN CLOSE TO PULLING OVER. I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND KNEW IF I TOOK OFF MY HELMET FOR HER TO USE SHE SEE MY FAT BALD HEAD. THAN RIDING WITH ME SHE HAVE TO PUT HER HANDS AROUND MY WAIST AND FEEL MY HUGE FAT FATTY FAT FAT STOMACH. SO I DROVE RIGHT BY AND JUST GAVE A HEAD NOD. YEP.....I THOUGHT OF ALL OF THAT IN THE 4 SECONDS DRIVING BY HER HITCH HIKING THUMB. #I'MALOSERFATTYFAT.

  BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PHILLIES SMOKE THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF THE METS. THEY SCORED 10 FRIGGIN' RUNS IN THE 1ST INNING. MAN IT WAS NICE TO SEE SINCE THE METS ALWAYS KICK OUR ASS.

  YOUNGEST ARRIVES HOME FROM THE POCONOS WITH HER FRIENDS. THE PUP AND US GREET THEM. THEY WERE TOO FUNNY. OF COURSE I APOLOGIZED FOR HARASSING THEM A COUPLE OF TIMES WITH TEXTS AND ASKING THEM TO SEND ME FUN PICTURES. THEY ARE REALLY GOOD KIDS.

  YOUNGEST SETTLES IN AND WITHIN MINUTES I AM SNUGGLING WITH HER ON HER BED. WE TALKED ABOUT HER VACATION AND OTHER STUFF. I HATED NOT DOING THIS FOR THE PAST 5 DAYS. IT WAS PURE JOY JUST TO HOLD THE KID AND ANNOY HER. IT WAS ONLY MINUTES UNTIL SHE CALLED ME A " NUDGE. "

  WHEELS AND I WATCH THE PHILLIES AND AN EPISODE OF SCHITT'S CREEK. BOTH WERE GOOD.

  I SLEPT REALLY GOOD FOR 2 HOURS THAN.................( SEE ABOVE ).

  PART 1 - I AM IN NEW YORK AND TRYING TO GET BACK TO PHILLY. IT DID NOT TAKE LONG BEFORE A GUY WITH A GUN TRY TO ROB ME AND ANOTHER MAN WAITING FOR THE TRAIN. THE ROBBER WAS TWITCHY AND SEEMED HESITANT SO I GOT PISSED AND WENT COMPLETELY CODE RED. I GRABBED HIS GUN AND WE STRUGGLED WITH IT FOR JUST SECONDS. I TURNED HIS WRIST WITH THE GUN TOWARDS HIS BELLY AND THE GUY GOT SUPER FRIGHTENED WHEN THE WEAPON WAS POINTED AT HIM. I SCREAM , " GIMME THAT FUCKING GUN YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE. OH ...........YOU DON'T LIKE THAT DO YA !!! ".  I TAKE THE GUN AND BEGIN PISTOL WHIPPING HIM. I MEAN I FUCKING GOING APE SHIT ON HIS HEAD. I REPEATEDLY SMASH HIS FACE AND HEAD UNTIL HE IS NOT MOVING ANYMORE.  I DUMP HIM IN A TRASHCAN AND SAY ," AND THAT'S WHERE YOU FUCKING BELONG. " THE OTHER MAN THANKS ME AND SHOWS ME WHERE TO GET THE PHILLY TRAIN. I FOLLOW HIM.

  PART II - THIS GUY I SAVED LEADS ME THROUGH WALLS OF A CONCRETE MAZE AND A SMALL PLANK. I SEE MOVING BLOCKS OF CINDER ABOUT 12 FEET LONG. PEOPLE ARE JUMPING ON THEM AS THEY GLIDE ALONG THE RAIL ROAD TRACK. THE GUY TELLS ME TO JUMP ON ONE.  I JUMP AND BALANCE MYSELF ON THESE MOVING PIECES OF CEMENT. THEY LOOK LIKE THE BARRIERS YOU SEE IN PARKING LOTS. I GLIDE ALONG WITH MANY OTHER PEOPLE TOO. THE GUY TELLS ME WE HAVE TO GET OFF AT THE NEXT STOP. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DO SO I JOIN THEM. I FOLLOW THE BIG CROWD UP SOME STAIRS AND THROUGH A GENERAL STORE. PEOPLE ARE JUST CUTTING THROUGH TO GET TO THE NEXT TRAIN. I RECOGNIZE THE OWNER FOR IT IS AN OLD GIRL FRIEND NAMED LORI M. SHE IS PISSED NO ONE IS BUYING ANYTHING SO SHE LOCKS THE DOOR AND PREVENTS PEOPLE FROM COMING IN. SHE WAS ANGRY SO I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING AND FOLLOWED ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE OUT THE EXIT DOOR.

 PART III - FOLLOWING THE CROWD WE COME UP STEPS AND TO A PLANK AGAIN. THERE ARE ONLY 2 GUYS WAITING FOR THE TRAIN. I SEE WHITE TAPE GOING UP THE STEPS AND WRITTEN ON THE TAPE IS THE WORD " PHILADELPHIA ". I SEE THE 2 GUYS AND ASK , " IS THIS THE STOP FOR PHILLY ? ". ONE GUY POINTS AND SAYS , " YOU SEE THE TAPE RIGHT ? "  I SAY TO HIM , " YOU LOOK LIKE A GUY I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH. HIS NAME WAS RICH L. " THE YOUNG GUY SPINS AND SAYS , " YEAH , I'M HIS SON AND HERE IS MY DAD. " THE DAD AKA RICH COMES OUT FROM A SIDE WALL AND I SAY HELLO AND SHAKE HIS HAND. WE BOARD THE TRAIN AND I SEE SIGNS FOR I-95 SOUTH. I FINALLY REALIZE I AM HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION HOME...................dream ends.

   WEDNESDAY        4 - 17 - 19

  MIKE , MIKE , MIKE, MIKE , MIKE.................WHAT SUITE IS IT ?

  TRASH MEN TAKES ALL OUR CANS FULL OF WEEDS.......THANK YOU.

  WHEELS AND I WORK HALF DAYS AND THAN......PHILLIES !!! 

  WE STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE , THAN ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE AND THAN TO THE GAME.  ALMOST 40,000 FANS PACKED CITIZEN'S BANK PARK AND THANKFULLY WE BEAT THE STINKIN' METS TO TAKE THE SERIES 2 - 1. I HATE THE METS , BUT I HATE THEIR FANS MORE.

  WE GET THE ROYAL TREATMENT WHICH IS JUST SO DAMN COOL.

  HERE WE GO :

 - V.I.P. PARKING. THEY HAVE 2 GUARDS WITH 2 DOGS TO SNIFF EACH CAR FOR DRUGS WHEN WE ENTERED. WE ARE TOLD TO PARK IN A WEIRD SPOT BUT ONCE A CERTAIN NAME WAS MENTIONED.........IT CHANGED.

 - IN THE PRIVATE ELEVATOR TO THE SUITE.  WE ARE THE ONLY ONES THERE.

 - FOOD - CHEESE STEAKS , TURKEY CLUBS , VEGGIE TRAY , 2 AWESOME CHIPS WITH DIPS , COOKIES. WE ARRIVED AND NO FOOD WAS OUT. ONE PHONE CALL AND 5 ATTENDANTS WERE RUNNING TO SET IT UP AND APOLOGIZING.

 - BOOZE - GOOD SELECTION OF BEER AND WINE.  WE HAD OTHER BOOZE BUT NO ONE DRANK IT.

 - PLAYBOOKS , HATS , AND WE GOT TAKE HOME A TON OF FOOD.

 - TV'S , TABLES , CHAIRS , BATHROOM , KITCHEN , INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SEATING , AND MORE IN THE SUITE.

 - THE PHILLIES WIN A VERY EXCITING GAME 3 - 2.....THANK GOODNESS.

 - KINDA COOL - AFTER THE GAME THEY ANNOUNCED PEOPLE OVER 55 CAN WALK THE BASES ON THE FIELD. USUALLY THEY DO THIS FOR KIDS BUT IT WAS REVERSED TODAY.  IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL AND PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS AND BLIND PEOPLE ( WHO WE WENT UP IN THE ELEVATOR WITH ) GOT TO GO ON THE FIELD AND WALK THE BASES AND TAKE PICTURES. I WILL SAY OVER 5,000 PEOPLE WALKED THE BASES INCLUDING WHEELS AND SOME FAMILY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.  WE SAW THE LINE MOVING GOOD AND WAITED 30 MINUTES JUST TO SEE OUR FAMILY. ANOTHER 20 MINUTES WE WAITED FOR THEM TO COME BACK UP TO THE SUITE. ANOTHER 20 MINUTES WE LEFT AND THE LINE WAS STILL GOING !!!

 - WHAT WAS VERY COOL. I GOT A GOOD PICTURE OF WHEELS AND FAMILY AT HOME PLATE ON THE FIELD ON THE FANAVISION. I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK AND A TON OF FAMILY REACTED. I ALSO FOUND OUT MY BROTHER'S SISTER-IN-LAW HAS SEASON TICKETS. SHE RESPONDED ON FACEBOOK TOO.

 - POWER -  I SEE A PHILLIES EMPLOYEE CLOSING UP ALL THE SUITES. HE GETS TO OURS AND TELL US , " HEY , YOU HAVE TO LEAVE. " MY FAMILY MEMBER SAYS ONE WORD AND THE WORKER SAYS , " OH , I'M SORRY I DIDN'T KNOW.....STAY AS LONG AS YOU LIKE. "

 - THE GIRLS RETURN AND OUR GREETED BY AN IDIOT.

THE STORY :

 - IDIOT - A GUY COMES INTO OUR SUITE AFTER THE GAME. WE ARE WAITING FOR THE GIRLS TO GET BACK FROM WALKING THE BASES ON THE FIELD. HE IS DRUNK AND TALKS WAY TOO LOUD AND WAY TOO MUCH.....HIS NAME IS MIKE. I THOUGHT MY FAMILY MEMBER KNEW HIM BUT AFTER 5 MINUTES I ASKED HIM. HE SAID NO AND I ESCORTED THE IDIOT OUT. WE WALKS BACK IN AND SAYS , " DID I LEAVE MY WIFE IN HERE ? "  I RESPOND , " YEAH , I AM PRETTY SURE YOUR WIFE IS NOT IN OUR SUITE. " I ESCORT HIM OUT AGAIN.

  IDIOT PART 2 - WE SEE A BAG FULL OF STUFF AND NOTICE IT IS NOT OURS. WE QUICKLY DEDUCE IT IS MIKE'S. WE GRAB IT AND RUN OUT AND HE IS TALKING THE EAR OFF AN EMPLOYEE. I MAKE A JOKE AND SAY , " HEY MIKE !!! WE DIDN'T FIND YOUR WIFE BUT WE FOUND HER BAG. "

  IDIOT PART 3 - WE GO BACK INTO THE SUITE TELLING " MIKE " STORIES AND NOTICE A POCKET BOOK WITH 3 CELL PHONES IN IT. GOOD GOD IT'S MIKES !!!    WE RUN OUTSIDE AND MIKE IS BY THE ELEVATORS. WE GIVE HIM HIS WIFE'S POCKETBOOK AND HE RIDES THE ELEVATOR DOWN WITH US.............DUMB ASS.

  WE ROLL HOME AND ACTUALLY MAKE DECENT TIME HOME CONSIDERING THE GAME TRAFFIC COUPLED WITH REGULAR 5 O'CLOCK RUSH HOUR.

  BACK HOME WE HAVE LEFTOVERS WITH THE KIDS.

  I DECIDE TO GO TO THE NAIL AND GLAD I DID. I GET ALOT OF BAND WORK DONE AND THIS ONE GUY TIPS ME $42. I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY COOL ESPECIALLY AFTER HE SHOOK MY HAND LIKE A GORILLA. I THINK THAT IS SO FUCKING IGNORANT TO SHAKE HANDS LIKE HERMAN THE MUNSTER. BUT I SHOOK IT OFF AND STARTED CLOSING. IT WAS THAN I NOTICED A CELL PHONE. OLD HARD HANDSHAKE GUY FORGOT HIS DAMN PHONE. I RUN OUTSIDE AND HE WAS GONE. I LOOKED AROUND THE PARKING LOTS AND THOUGHT FOR SURE HE WAS BANGING THIS BLONDE MILF HE MET BUT IT WAS NO GO.

 GAVE MY ELDEST A RIDE TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET. IT HURT.

  TEXT MY KID AND I PICK HER UP AFTER 12 MIDNIGHT. DRIVE HER BACK TO THE NAIL TO GET HER CAR AND WE DRIVE HOME FOLLOWING EACH OTHER. I THAN GIVE HER A RIDE TO ANOTHER BAR AND HEAD HOME.

 AT HOME I HAVE SOME NUTS AND A BEER.

  BY 1:15AM I AM TIRED. I GO IN MY BEDROOM AND THE DOG IS LAYING ACROSS MY BED. I LAY SIDE WAYS LIKE A DUMBASS ALL NIGHT. ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ?

 UP AT 3AM BECAUSE MY DAMN C-PAP MACHINE RAN OUT OF WATER. I TOLD MYSELF YESTERDAY TO FILL IT AND FORGOT .......BLOW.

  AT A GOOD SIZE BEACH HOUSE PARTY I START TALKING TO A 20 SOMETHING YEAR OLD GIRL WHO LOOKS EXACTLY REESE WITHERSPOON. SHE IS SO DAMN ADORABLE AND A PIECE OF ASS IN A SHORT BELLY SHIRT AND SHORT DAISY DUKE JEANS. I MAKE HER LAUGH AND WE TALK FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. SHE SAYS TO ME , " WHY DON'T WE GO DOWN TO THE BEACH AND WATCH THE OCEAN ? ". WE WALK TOGETHER AND I NOTICE AND VERY HIGH DROP OFF OF ABOUT 25 FEET TO THE BEACH BELOW. SHE SAYS , " YOU HAVE TO GO LEFT WHERE THERE IS A CUT-THROUGH ACCESS. IF YOU GO RIGHT YOU COME TO THESE CLIFFS. "  WE GO THROUGH THE LEFT ACCESS AND SETTLE IN ON SOME SAND. I PLACE A BEACH BLANKET DOWN AND WE LAY ON IT. I HAVE 2 LARGE TOWELS AND WE WRAP THEM AROUND OURSELVES. SHE SAYS , " I 'M KINDA COLD. " AND SHE MOVES BEHIND AND SPOONS ME AND SAYS , " THIS SHOULD WARM ME UP."  IT MUST LOOK LIKE A CHIHUAHUA BEHIND AN ELEPHANT SEAL. THERE IS NO WAY SHE COULD SEE THE OCEAN. ANYWAY , I PLACE BOTH TOWELS OVER US AND SHE BEGINS TO MOVE HER HANDS ALONG THE SIDES OF MY LEGS AND HIPS. THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD. HOUSTON WE  HAVE LIFTOFF !!

 CONTINUED - WE HEAR KIDS ON THE TOP OF THE CLIFF MESSING AROUND AWFULLY CLOSE TO THE EDGE. I RECOGNIZE THEM AS MY COUSIN'S KIDS. I TELL REESE I HAVE TO GO GET THEM. I RUN OVER TO THE BOTTOM AND ONE OF MY COUSIN'S KIDS SAYS , " UNCLE CHRIS CATCH ME !! " AND HE FRIGGIN' JUMPS !   I CATCH HIM AND HE LAUGHS LIKE IT WAS NOTHING. THE NEXT LITTLE COUSIN SAYS THE SAME THING BUT HE DECIDES TO DO A BACK FLIP. I SCREAM , " STOP !!! "  HE DOES THE FLIP AND I CATCH HIM. THE KID IS LAUGHING HIS ASS OFF THE WHOLE TIME. BOTH KIDS RUN TO THE OCEAN TO SWIM AND PLAY LIKE IT WAS NOTHING JUMPING OFF 25 FOOT CLIFF.

 CONTINUED - I RETURN TO REESE AND SHE IS WAITING FOR ME. SHE WRAPS THE TOWEL AROUND ME AND SNUGGLES SUPER TIGHT. SHE SMELLS LIKE MARSHMALLOWS AND I GET HUNGRY. JUST KIDDING.....I KNOW GOOD THINGS ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO MY PENIS. AGAIN , SHE BEGINS TO RUB ON ME AND IT IS " GO TIME ". I HEAR VOICES AGAIN BUT THIS TIME COMING THROUGH THE ACCESS WALKWAY TO THE BEACH. I SEE IT IS MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND MY 2 KIDS. I TURN TO REESE AND SAY , " HEY ...........I NEED TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. " SHE STOPS ME AND SAYS, " I KNOW. "................dream ends.

  THURSDAY      4 - 18 - 19

  THE NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE......I'M FAT.

 TAKE A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL TO MEET UP WITH A BEER DELIVERY.  I STOCK BEER , BREAK DOWN BOXES , AND SECURE A HAND SOAP DISPENSER TO A WALL IN THE MEN'S ROOM.  IT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR A LONG TIME. I GET SUCH A GOOD FEELING OF SATISFACTION OF FIXING SMALL THINGS. #I'MALOSER.

  THE PATRON WHO GAVE ME A $42 TIP LAST NIGHT AND LEFT HIS PHONE DID CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE NAIL PHONE. I CALLED HIM IMMEDIATELY AND TOLD HIM I WOULD BE HERE FOR 45 MINUTES. HE DROVE FROM SOUTH PHILLY AND RETRIEVED HIS PHONE. HE WAS A PRETTY HAPPY CAMPER AND THANKED ME SEVERAL TIMES. I DID NOT SHAKE HIS HAND.

  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE A PUNCH LIST IN MY BACK POCKET.

 BACK HOME I RIDE AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A NICE WALK AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. MAN WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS TOWNSHIP. SHE ALSO FOUND AN EAGLES SIGN FOR A CAR MOUNT. MY FEET DID HURT AFTER THE WALK. LATER AT THE NAIL I ACTUALLY TOOK MY SNEAKERS OFF AND WALKED IN MY SOCKS BEHIND THE BAR.

  CHILL WITH WHEELS AND ALL OF US GET READY TO MEET UP WITH FAMILY AT TRATTORIA GIUSEPPE. THIS RESTAURANT IS SO DAMN GOOD. THE FOOD IS FRIGGIN' AWESOME. IT CAN BE A LITTLE PRICEY BUT BRINGING YOUR OWN BOOZE HELPS DEFER THAT FINAL BILL. THEY DO HAVE A BAR BUT WE BROUGHT OUR OWN WINE.  I HAD A REALLY NICE TIME CHILLING WITH THE KIDS AND FAMILY.

  OH , WHAT WAS FUNNY WAS OUR ELDEST DROVE WHILE WHEELS AND I SAT IN THE BACK. I LIKED IT. WHEELS RUBBED MY INNER THIGH AND I MADE JOKES. WE GIGGLED WHEN I ASKED OUR ELDEST TO DRIVE AND OUR YOUNGEST INSTANTLY SPRANG TO THE FRONT OF THE CAR TO GET THE FRONT SEAT. SHE WAS GIGGLING THE WHOLE TIME.

  ROLL HOME AND I GO RIGHT TO THE NAIL.  I GET THINGS DONE AND HAVE SOME PEOPLE COME IN. I MET A REGULAR'S FATHER AND HE WAS PRETTY COOL. MAN DOES HE KNOW HIS MUSIC.

  ELDEST STOPS BY AND I GIVE HER A RIDE TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET. MAN THAT HURTS.

  76ERS WITH A HUGE STATEMENT WIN OVER THE NETS IN N.Y. TO GO UP 2 - 1. EMBIID SAT OUT BUT THE 76ERS PRETTY MUCH KEPT THE NETS OUT OF ARM'S REACH FOR MOST OF THE GAME. I REALLY LIKED SEEING THE 76ERS RESPOND TO THE NETS RUN OF POINTS. EVERY TIME THE NETS MADE A RUN THE 76ERS WOULD COUNTER.

 PHILLIES NEVER WIN IN COLORADO......BLOW.  I WAS SO PISSED WHEN RHYS HOSKINS STRUCK OUT HORRIBLY. WHAT A F'N SHITTY AT-BAT. WHY DO THESE PLAYERS NOT FUCKING KNOW SITUATIONAL HITTING?!?!?!?!  I KNOW HE IS A HOMERUN HITTER BUT LOOK AT THE SITUATION.  THE PHILLIES ARE DOWN 6 - 2. THAT'S 4 RUNS DOWN !! THERE ARE MEN ON 1ST AND 2ND BASE. HOSKINS HAS A FUCKING 3 - 0 COUNT.  I SAY TO MYSELF , " WELL , HE WILL DEFINITELY LOOK AT ONE PITCH TO MAYBE WALK THE BASES LOADED AND PUT THE TYING RUN AT HOME. " I WAS WRONG. HE SWINGS AT BALL 4 AND MISSES. A 3 - 1 COUNT AND HE SWINGS AGAIN BUT IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE A STRIKE. NOW IT IS A FULL COUNT AT 3 - 2.  THE PITCHER THROWS IT WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WIDE AND IN THE DIRT. THE PITCH ALMOST HITS THE BALL BOY IN THE DUG OUT.  HOSKINS THROWS HIS BAT AT THE BALL LIKE SOMEONE THROWING A BUTTERFLY NET OVER A BUTTERY FLY ON A LOW HANGING TREE LIMB. AN ABSOLUTE TERRIBLE SWING AND AT-BAT. HE STRIKES OUT.....INNING OVER...........BLOW.

  CLOSE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND DRIVE DOWN TO THE ANOTHER BAR TO PICK UP ELDEST. I DRIVE HER TO ANOTHER BAR AND HEAD HOME.

  AT HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A BEER AND HEAD TO BED.

 ** FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE - WHEELS AND I ARE EXTREMELY SADDENED TO HEAR OUR BERMUDA FRIEND WALTER HAS PASSED AWAY. OUR GREATEST MEMORIES WERE WITH HIM IN BERMUDA AND AT SEVERAL WHEELSTOCKS. WHEELS AND I ARE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT GOING TO BERMUDA FOR SERVICES. I AM COMPLETELY CRUSHED ON THIS NEWS **

  FRIDAY        4 - 19 - 19

  HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE PHILLIES. A HEARTBREAKING CRUSHING DEVASTATING GUT PUNCHING JUMP OFF A BRIDGE LOSS TONIGHT. THIS IS THE 2ND FUCKING TIME THIS TYPE OF LOSS HAPPENED IN THE EXACT SAME SCENARIO.....2 OUTS , 2 STRIKES. ONLY PHILLY FANS SUFFER THIS SEVERELY. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!

  THE LOSS :

 - PHILLIES TAKE A 3 - 2 LEAD IN THE TOP OF THE 12TH INNING ON A BRYCE HARPER DOUBLE. HE HAD 5 HITS TONIGHT. THE PHILLIES BULLPEN WAS DOING EXCELLENT. FROM THE 6TH INNING TO THE 12TH INNING THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN UP ONE SINGLE HIT......NOT ONE !!!  OUR PITCHER NICASIO GET 2 OUTS IN THE TOP OF THE 12TH INNING  AND WALKS  A COLORADO ROCKIES PLAYER.  I SAY TO MYSELF , " HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS GOING TO HIT A HOMERUN TO WIN THE GAME. "  NICASIO GET 2 STRIKES ON THE BATTER AND TV ANNOUNCER/FORMER PLAYER JOHN KRUK SAYS , " HE IS JUST ONE GOOD PITCH AWAY FROM WINNING THE GAME ".  I AM THINKING WITH 2 STRIKES ON THE BATTER , " WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THIS GUY HITTING A HOMERUN TO WIN THE GAME ? I MEAN HE GETS A HOMERUN MAYBE ONCE EVERY 40 AT-BATS. THE ODDS PROBABLY GO HIGHER WITH 2 STRIKES." THE NEXT PITCH IS RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE AND THE ROCKIES PLAYER ABSOLUTELY SMOKES IT.  THE FINAL WORDS FROM TV ANNOUNCER TOM MCCARTHY IS , " OH NO. THAT BALL IS CRUSHED. ROCKIES WIN 4 - 3. "

  I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH I STAYED UP TO 1:30AM TO WATCH THIS DEVASTATING LOSS. I WAS GOING TO MOVE TO THE KITCHEN WHERE MY COMPUTER WAS BUT I STAYED IN ONE POSITION ON THE COUCH SO I WOULDN'T JINX IT. SO MUCH FOR FUCKING JINXES.

  LET'S START THE DAY........NORMAL MORNING STUFF.  SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST.

  WHEELS AND I GET READY FOR ANOTHER FAMILY DINNER.  WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THAN WE HEAD TO A LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB TO MEET UP WITH HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY. A NICE DINNER WHERE THE FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD WITH SOME MISS ORDERS. THE BEST PART WAS THE 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF WINE WE BROUGHT. IT WAS GOOD TO GET TOGETHER AGAIN.

 I DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RED AND WHITE WINE GLASSES. DID YOU ?

  I LEAVE SLIGHTLY EARLY AND RACE TO THE NAIL SINCE THE BARTENDER WAS DOING THE DOOR TOO.  I ARRIVE AND GO RIGHT TO THE DOOR. I AM CRUSHED TO FIND OUT IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY DEAD NIGHT. ONE BAND MEMBER TELLS ME , " I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS SHOW UNTIL YESTERDAY. " THESE ARE DEVASTATING WORDS TO A VENUE BECAUSE IF HE DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT THE SHOW THAN THEIR FRIENDS/FANS DON'T KNOW EITHER. IT WAS EMBARRASSING BECAUSE WHEELS AND SOME FAMILY STOPPED AT THE NAIL. I WISH THEY PARK IN THE BACK LOT ON EVERY VISIT ESPECIALLY AFTER DRINKING BUT THEY DID NOT. I TRIED TEXTING BUT NO ANSWER. ANYWAY , I HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING TO THEM AND WATCHING THE PHILLIES BUT I WAS EMBARRASSED NO ONE WAS THERE ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. THE GOOD THING IS THE BARTENDER GOT TIPPED VERY WELL BY HER UNCLE WHICH WAS VERY NICE TO SEE.

  MY FAMILY MEMBER DID LIKE A BAND SO MUCH HE WANTED TO BUY A CD.....BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE ONE.

  BY MIDNIGHT WE WERE CLOSING UP. IT WAS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE ONE BAND WAS DRESSED LIKE HOBOS WITH LONG GREY BEARDS. IT REMINDED ME OF THE MOVIE " OH BROTHER , WHERE ART THO ? " THEY HAD A BAND IN THIS MOVIE CALLED THE SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS.  THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD BUT NO ONE WAS THERE TO LISTEN. IT SADDENS ME THAT SO MANY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT SAVING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND NIGHTS LIKE THESE ARE NOT SUPPORTED.

  HEAD HOME BUMMED. I WATCH THE END OF A MOVIE CALLED " THE ENFORCER 2 ". IT WAS GOOD.

 I ALSO PLAY ONE MOVE TO END AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME THAT I WAS LOSING THE ENTIRE TIME. I DECIDED TO COUNT THE LETTERS AND SEE WHAT MY OPPONENT HAD LEFT.  HIS LAST LETTERS WERE " I , R , R ". THIS TOLD ME I COULD SET UP A WORD ON PLAY AND THE NEXT PLAY WOULD BE A BIG SCORE TO WIN THE GAME. THE GUY PLACED A WORD EXACTLY LIKE I THOUGHT. I PLACED MY BIG SCORE AND WON. IT WAS A NICE LITTLE SATISFACTION. LITTLE DID THIS GUY KNEW HE COULD OF TIED ME IF HE PLAYED HIS LAST 2 WORDS DIFFERENT......BUT I WASN'T SAYING ANYTHING.

  TODAY FELT LIKE A SATURDAY AND TOMORROW FEELS LIKE A SUNDAY.

   OFF TO BED.......BLOW. 

  SATURDAY       4 - 20 - 19

  STILL FEELS LIKE A SATURDAY.

  I CAN NOT BELIEVE THE 76ERS WON TODAY.  THEY WERE LOSING THE ENTIRE GAME AND IN THE LAST 3 MINUTES TOOK THE LEAD AND KEPT IT.  PHILLY FANS ARE NOT USE TO THIS. I WAS COMPLETELY EXPECTING A BREAKDOWN AND LOSS. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE. THIS WAS A HUGE SWING GAME. 76ERS UP 3 - 1 IN THE SERIES.

  PHILLIES BOUNCE BACK AFTER CRUSHING LOSS VIA A WALK-OFF HOMERUN LAST NIGHT. A SOLID WIN AND NOLA WAS SHAKY BUT BETTER. HARPER WITH A BIG 3 RUN HOMERUN.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE FOR A WONDERFUL EASTER DINNER WHERE THERE WAS GOOD LAUGHS , GOOD FOOD , ME GETTING CUT UP FOR BEING FAT & DRESSING WAY DOWN , AND A 76ERS WIN.

  I RACE TO THE NAIL AND SITTING IN OUR DRIVEWAY IS THE BANDS. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AS I WAS PULLING UP. TIME TO LOAD-IN THE BANDS.

  METAL BANDS MOVED ALONG AND I HELPED THE DOORMAN AND BARTENDER AS MUCH AS I COULD. I GAVE THE 2ND BARTENDER OFF.

 ELDEST GOES TO THE PUB DOWN THE STREET. YEAH ......KINDA HURTS. SHE TEXTS ME A HUMOROUS PICTURE OF HER AND A FAMILY MEMBER THERE TOO. I WAS JUST AT HIS HOUSE. FUNNY THING .....I ALMOST WENT TO THE BAR MYSELF.

  ROLL HOME TO CHILL WITH SOME FAMILY. BY 11PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

  SUNDAY        4 - 21 - 19

  JESUS ......WHEELS AND I SLEPT LIKE ASS.

  TODAY WAS A CHILL WITH THE FAMILY AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. WE PREPPED THE HOUSE AND PUT UP THE PATIO UMBRELLAS. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY. 

  OH.....PHILLIES BLOW.

  WE GET SOME THINGS DONE AROUND THE HOUSE TO PREP FOR FAMILY TO COME OVER. TECHNICALLY IT WAS MOSTLY WHEELS.

  A WONDERFUL HAM DINNER AND ALL OF US SAT OUT ON THE PATIO. IT WAS REALLY NICE TO TELL STORIES AND JOKES AND BE TOGETHER. IT WAS ALSO NICE AN UNCLE JOINED US AND MY PARENTS STOPPED OVER LATER.

  BY 8:30PM THE HOUSE WAS CLEANED UP AND EVERYONE ROLLED OUT. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HAS BEEN STAYING WITH US FOR 3 DAYS. THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING TO DO...........WATCH GAME OF THRONES !!!

    GAME OF THRONES WAS A GOOD EPISODE BUT NOT GREAT. I DID ENJOY MAIN CHARACTERS SITTING AROUND A WARM FIRE TELLING STORIES AND KNOWING EVENTUAL DEATH WAS COMING EARLY MORNING. ONE GREAT CHARACTER CAME BACK AFTER WE THOUGHT HE DIED.  I CALL HIM " BIG RED " AND HE HAS GREAT  LINES ESPECIALLY WHEN HE WANTS TO BANG A BIG BLONDE SOLDIER WOMAN. I ALSO ENJOYED ONE BAD ASS GIRL WANTING TO BE BANGED SINCE IT WAS HER LAST NIGHT ALIVE.  MAN WHAT AN ASS ON THIS GIRL.  ANYWAY , THE BUILD UP FOR THE MOST MAJOR BATTLE IN TV AND CINEMA HISTORY IS COMING AND THE FANS ARE WAITING FOR IT. AT 27 MILLION DOLLARS AN EPISODE AND THE FINAL EPISODE MUST BE THREE TIMES THAT. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT TOO.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I HELPED A NEPHEW WITH HOME WORK. HE AND HIS DAD STRUGGLED FOR HOURS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE ALGEBRA QUESTIONS.  IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES MY NEPHEW SUBMITTED HIS TEST AND " WE " GOT 14 OUT OF 15 QUESTIONS RIGHT. I WAS SO PROUD......OF US.

 YOUNGEST DREW A REMARKABLE REALISTIC ART OF FRUIT. IT LOOKED LIKE AN ACTUAL PICTURE. I AM SO AMAZED THIS KID HAS MY GENE POOL. THE KID ALSO TOLD ME TOMORROW IS " SENIOR SKIP DAY ". I REPLIED , ISN'T THIS THE 3RD SENIOR SKIP DAY THIS YEAR ? " SHE GIGGLES.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND HEAD TO BED. BOTH WHEELS AND I SLEPT HORRIBLE. I COULD NOT GO TO SLEEP. AROUND 11PM I WENT TO BED. I KEPT THINKING ABOUT GAME OF THRONES....ESPECIALLY THE PART WERE THE BAD ASS GIRL GETS NAKED. SO , I TURNED ON SPORTS TALK RADIO. BY 1AM I AM PISSED. I GO OUT IN THE KITCHEN AND PLAY A TURN ON AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME. EARLIER IN THE DAY I WAS SHOWING MY NEPHEW THAT IF MY OPPONENT PLAYED ONE SPECIFIC WORD I COULD NOT WIN THE GAME ON MY LAST MOVE. WELL , AT 1AM I FOUND OUT MY OPPONENT MESSED UP. I PLAY MY FINAL WORD AND WIN BY 2 POINTS.

 AT 1:15AM I SEE MY ELDEST DRIVE UP. I AM IN NOTHING BUT MY BOXERS AND IMMEDIATELY GO INTO MY BEDROOM. GOOD THING TOO BECAUSE IN ANOTHER 10 MINUTES I MIGHT HAVE WENT TO PORN TO GET THIS DAMN GAME OF THRONES CHARACTER OUT OF MY HEAD.

  I WATCH SOME TV AND FORCE MYSELF TO TURN OFF THE TV OR RADIO.  I FINALLY FALL ASLEEP. I GOT UP AROUND 5AM AND THOUGHT , " I SHOULD GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR A WEEK. "

   MONDAY       4 - 22 - 19

    HEART CRUSHING STORY.......I CRIED.

 YOUNGEST TAKES OFF FOR " SENIOR SKIP DAY ".......YEP.

  OFF TO THE NAIL WITH A FAMILY MEMBER TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I ALSO INSTALLED A WOOD FLOOR LIP TO SEMI-PREVENT BARTENDERS FROM TRIPPING OVER THE METAL STEP LIP. IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY FOR OVER 50 YEARS. I HAD ENOUGH.

  BACK HOME FOR LUNCH AND I BEGIN TO LOAD UP MY VAN. I WOULD LOVE TO DRIVE OUR NEW CAR BUT I DECIDE NOT TOO.

  45 MINUTES TO LOAD VAN AND WITH A FAMILY MEMBER AND THE PUP WE GET ON THE ROAD.  I AM VERY SURPRISED TO SEE TRAFFIC AT 12:30PM. WE HIT A LITTLE RAIN AND SOME EXIT TRAFFIC IN WHICH I MADE AN ILLEGAL U-TURN AND THAN JUMPED A TRAFFIC LIGHT LINE BY 30 CARS......I DID NOT CARE.

  DROPPED OFF A FAMILY MEMBER AT HIS HOME AND WALKED THE PUP FOR A LITTLE BIT.

   ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE. WEATHER IS NICE AND I SEE A HAWK SOARING AROUND THE LAKE......PRETTY DAMN COOL.

  UNLOAD A 100 THINGS AND SETTLE IN.  I START MY PUNCH LIST AND IT HITS 15 JOBS.....CRAP.

  PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND OUR ALL-STAR TEAM BLOWS. HOW THE HELL DOES THIS TEAM LOSE 5 OUT OF THE LAST 6 GAMES ?

  CLEAN UP THE HOUSE ALITTLE AND FIND A TOILET BOWL CLEANER UNDER THE DECK.....NICE. I ALSO SET-UP MY BEDROOM STUFF. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW FAST TIME GOT TO 11PM.

  MADE SOME PASTA AND MEATBALLS.  I HAVE TO THANK MY YOUNGEST FOR LEAVING HEAVY CREAM. I USED THE SMALL HALF PINT IN MY SAUCE. I POSTED A FACEBOOK PICTURE OF A BEAUTIFUL DINNER WITH A GLASS OF RED WINE OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. 10 COUSINS RIP ME FOR USING " KRAFT " PARMESAN CHEESE. I GUESS I SHOULDN'T OF HAD THAT IN THE PIC. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. ONE COUSIN WANTED TO VISIT ME....SO I SAID YES.

  TEXTED A PICTURE TO MY KIDS AND WHEELS. NOT ONE RESPONDED. I CALL THEM LATER AND TELL THEM THIS. I BUST MY ASS FOR 5 YEARS TO BUILD THIS HOUSE AND YOU THINK ONE LITTLE RESPONSE OF " HEY , MISS YA , DAMN THAT LOOKS RELAXING. "......NOPE NOTHING.  AFTER TALKING TO EACH ONE I GET A TEXT. THAT DOESN'T COUNT BUT I DID APPRECIATE THE HUMOR.

  MY YOUNGEST WAS HERE LAST SO OF COURSE I HAD TO BUST THE KID ON HOW SHE AND HER FRIENDS LEFT THE HOUSE. TO ME , I WANTED IT PICTURE PERFECT...........IT WAS NOT.

  HAD MY KID TAKE A PICTURE OF THE BLU-RAY HOOK-UP. I MATCHED IT AND WAS VERY PLEASED TO HAVE IT WORK. THERE WASN'T DICK ON TV OR NETFLIX SO I TRIED A HULU SHOW CALLED " LETTERKENNY ".  I THINK THE SHOW IS GOOD , CREATIVE , AND FUNNY THOUGH I DID NOT LAUGH OUT LOUD ONCE. ALSO , THE DAMN COMMERCIALS REALLY KILLS THIS SHOW.

  HAD SOME GIN AND ORANGE CREME SODA WATER TO END THE NIGHT. I WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED. I SLEPT DECENT.

  ABSOLUTELY HEART CRUSHING STORY. I COULD NOT STOP CRYING DURING THE INTERVIEW.  HERE IS THE STORY SUMMARIZED : ( LITTLE GIRLS HIT HOME WITH ME )

  - EDDIE OLCZYK IS A FORMER HOCKEY PLAYER AND TV ANNOUNCER FOR THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS. HE BATTLED COLON CANCER AND CAME AWAY CLEAN. HE NOW WORKS WITH THE ORGANIZATION IN A PROGRAM CALLED " HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER ".  TO MAKE SOME LITTLE KID'S DREAM COME TRUE ON " ONE MORE NIGHT "A 9 YEAR OLD BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL WITH BIG BLUE EYES AND A GORGEOUS SMILE NAMED LAUREN PAVER. THIS MAGNIFICENT GIRL WITH A BIG SMILE AND A BANDANNA ON HER HEAD IS FIGHTING CANCER TOO. SHE GOT THE RED CARPET TREATMENT TO CENTER ICE AND DROPPED THE PUCK BEFORE THE GAME. ( I AM GETTING UPSET AND CRYING NOW WHILE WRITING THIS )

- LATER ON TV , OLCZYK IS BEING INTERVIEWED AND TALKING ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER AND HOW HE BEAT IT AND ABOUT HOW NERVOUS HE WAS WHEN HE WALKED LITTLE 9 YEAR OLD LAUREN DOWN THE RED CARPET FOR THE PUCK DROP. THEY SHOW VIDEO AND HIS HANDS ARE SHAKING. THE LITTLE GIRL IS JUST SUPER SMILING , WIDE EYED , AND ENJOYING THE LIFE'S MOMENT. THE FEMALE HOST SAYS , " THAT MUST OF BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. " OLCZYK DOES NOT RESPOND AT FIRST. HE CLEARLY IS EMOTIONAL AND WIPES HIS EYES. AFTER A BRIEF PAUSE HE SAYS , " THE PUCK DROP WITH LITTLE LAUREN WAS JUST LAST MONTH. I AM HEARTBROKEN TO ANNOUNCE THAT SHE TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE AND PASSED AWAY."  I BEGAN TO CRY AND ACTUALLY LOOKED UP AT THROUGH OUR SKYLIGHT AND SAID TO MYSELF , " WHY GOD......WHY HER ? "

  IF YOU LIKE TO SEE THE VIDEO - GOOGLE " EDDIE OLCZYK PUCK DROP WITH LAUREN PAVER ". ( I AM TEARING UP AGAIN JUST THINKING ABOUT IT )

  TUESDAY        4 - 23 - 19

  WHY IS THERE A VERY LARGE PUDDLE OFF THE HORSE SHOE PITS ?  AND WHAT THE HELL IS THAT EAR PIERCING NOISE ?

  SOME GOOD AND BADS ABOUT TODAY.  MY KNEES ARE HURTING AND THERE IS A REASON WHY.

  HERE IS MY DAY :

 - I NEED A LADDER STORED IN THE CRAWL SPACE SO I REMOVE THE DOORS AND ENTER. WHAT I SEE CONCERNS ME TO SAY THE LEAST.  I NOW KNOW WHY THERE IS A SMALL SWIMMING POOL OFF THE HILL OF OUR HORSESHOE PITS......THE CRAWLSPACE SUMP PUMP.  LOOKS LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IS ON HOLD. I MUST USE PRECIOUS ENERGY LIKE ULTRA MAN TO FIX THIS PROBLEM.

 - GRAB TOOLS , GLOVES , SCREW GUN , AND LONG PIECES OF WOOD.  I USES OLD BREAD GRATES TO KNEEL ON AND MOVE ABOUT BECAUSE THERE IS 3 INCHES OF WATER IN THE CRAWL SPACE. I AM TOTALLY BUMMING.  APPARENTLY THE LARGE BUCKET IN THE CRAWL SPACE HAD WATER UNDERNEATH IT.  THE PRESSURE FORCED THE BUCKET UP AND SIDEWAYS BREAKING MY WOOD SUPPORT. THIS PREVENTED THE SUMP PUMP FROM KICKING ON PROPERLY. IT WOULD ONLY TURN ON ONCE IN A WHILE INSTEAD OF INSTANTLY WHEN THE BUCKET FILLED. NOW , I HAVE A PROBLEM.

 - I REMOVE THE BUCKET AND THE 2 FOOT HOLE IS SUBMERGED WITH WATER. I PLACE THE SUMP PUMP IN AND IT BEGINS TO REMOVE THE WATER ..........AS MORE WATER FILLS IT FROM MY TRENCHES I MADE YEARS AGO. I MADE 2 TRENCHES THAT LEAD WATER RIGHT TO THE SUMP PUMP. WELL , THEY ARE WORKING AT 25% SO I RE-DIG THE TRENCHES WITH THE CLAW OF A HAMMER AND RE-DIG THE SUMP PUMP HOLE DEEPER WITH MY HANDS. ALL OF THIS IS ON MY KNEES.  I SECURE THE PUMP IN THE HOLE AND LET IT RUN FOR AN HOUR. I WILL RETURN LATER.

 - REPLACE A FLOOD LIGHT UNDER THE BALCONY DECK.

 - FLIP A CANOE FILLED WITH WATER AND SECURE IT TO A TREE.

 - ADD SHINGLES TO MY HOME MADE BIRD HOUSE. YEP.....I HAVE NO LIFE. I LEANED A LADDER ON THE TREE AND WORKED ON IT 12 FEET IN THE AIR.

 - LEAF BLEW THE DECK AND REMOVED STICKS FROM THE SPINDLE BOTTOMS.  THE TOILET BRUSH I FOUND WILL COME IN HANDY LATER.

 - RETURN TO THE CRAWL SPACE AND IT TOTALLY BLOWS MOVING AROUND IN JUST A 4 FOOT HIGH AREA.  THE WATER IS RECEDING AND I CAN NOW WORK ON SECURING THE DEEP BUCKET INTO THE DIRT HOLE. I DOUBLE CHECK MY BUCKET THAT IT HAS SMALL HOLES AT THE BOTTOM TO ALLOW WATER TO SEEP IN.  I DID THIS YEARS AGO.  THIS PREVENTS THE WATER LEVEL FROM RISING UNDERNEATH AND PUSHING THE BUCKET UP AND OUT OF THE HOLE.  DIGGING WITH MY LEFT HAND I THROW DIRT , MUD , AND STONE BEHIND ME LIKE A DOGGING DIGGING IN THE SAND. IT IS TIME CONSUMING AND DRAINING ME OF ENERGY BIG TIME. REMEMBER....I AIN'T NO SPRING CHICKEN COUPLED WITH BEING FAT AND BAD KNEE. I SPEND ANOTHER 30 MINUTES DIGGING AND FINALLY GET THE BUCKET IN PLACE. I THAN USE BOARDS TO SECURE THE BUCKET IN PLACE. I SCREWED A LONG 2 X 12 TO THE FLOOR JOIST AND INTO THE BUCKET. THAN I USE SPINDLES AND MADE A CROSS BAR AND SECURED THAT TO THE TOP OF THE BUCKET. BASICALLY I WAS HOLDING DOWN THE BUCKET IN CASE WATER GOT UNDER. IT WOULD HAVE NO WHERE TO GO BUT FILL THE CONTAINER AND KICK THE SUMP PUMP ON. TO WASTE SOME TIME I RE-DUG THE TRENCHES LEADING TO THE PUMP WHILE THE BUCKET FILLED. THERE WAS STILL A FAIR AMOUNT OF WATER UNDERNEATH. ANOTHER 20 MINUTES GOES BY AND I AM RELIEVED THE WATER ROSE IN THE BUCKET AND THE PUMP TURNED ON.

  - I GET OUT OF THE CRAWLSPACE WITH MY TOOLS AND GO DOWN TO THE HILL OFF THE HORSE SHOE PITS.  THE UNDERGROUND TUBES I RAN YEARS AGO ARE WORKING. WATER IS BEING PUMPED OUT. ALL DAY I COULD HEAR THE PUMP TURN ON ESPECIALLY IF YOU WERE INSIDE SINCE THE PUMP WAS RIGHT BELOW WHERE I WAS SITTING. IT SEEMED TO BE TURNING ON EVERY 15 MINUTES FOR ABOUT 6 HOURS STRAIGHT. THAN IT SLOWED DOWN TO ABOUT ONCE AN HOUR. I WILL CHECK IT AGAIN TOMORROW.

 - I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE NOT ONE FLYING SQUIRREL TRAP WAS TRIGGERED FOR OVER 3 WEEKS......NOT EVEN A MOUSE TRAP.

 - I AM EXHAUSTED AND MUDDY AND DIRTY AND FEEL TIRED. I GO INSIDE AND SLEEP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO RE-CHARGE. I FORCE MYSELF TO GET UP BECAUSE I MUST GET ON THE ROOF........AGAIN. IT WAS PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER AND I HAD TO UTILIZE IT.............SO NOW THE NEXT BIG PROJECT.

 - FIGHT THE GREEN MOSS ON THE ROOF. LAST TIME I WAS HERE I SCRUBBED IT WITH MY GLOVES. IT ACTUALLY WORKED PRETTY GOOD BUT CRAWLING AROUND AN ENTIRE ROOF ON YOUR HANDS AND KNEES AIN'T NO JOKE. IT WAS TIME TO USE CHEMICALS.

 - I SET-UP A LADDER AND BRING 2 GALLONS OF BLEACH , PLASTIC SPRAYER , 2 GALLONS OF WATER , A GALLON OF VINEGAR , TOILET CLEANER BUSH , A LEAF BLOWER , 2 CORDS , WINDEX , PAPER TOWELS , AND A DOUBLE LONG GARDEN HOUSE. I GET EVERYTHING UP THERE AND I NEED TO WATER DOWN THE ROOF FIRST BEFORE ADDING CHEMICALS. I GO TO SPRAY THE HOUSE AND.........I FORGOT TO TURN THE HOSE ON.

 - BACK DOWN THE LADDER AND ALL THE WAY DOWNSTAIRS TO THE OUTSIDE HOSE BIB. I TURN THE WATER ON. I BROUGHT AN EXTRA HOSE AND CONNECTED THE 2 AND USED NEW RUBBER WASHERS FOR A GOOD SEAL. I USE A GRAPPLING HOOK OF SORTS TO ATTACH THE HOSE NOZZLE TO AND THROW THE GRAPPLING HOOK ONTO THE ROOF ABOVE. I CLIMB BACK UP AND USE THE ROBE TO PULL THE HOSE UP. IT WORKED PERFECTLY. I SPRAY THE ROOF AND FIGHT SOME WASPS.

 - I USE WHITE VINEGAR FOR THE BAD SPOTS OF MOSS GROWING. I FOLLOW THAT BY USING A 50% SOLUTION OF BLEACH AND WATER AND SPRAY THE ENTIRE ROOF. I AM AMAZED HOW MUCH MOSS GROWS UP HERE. I CLIMB DOWN WAIT ABOUT 30 MINUTES FOR THE CHEMICALS TO SINK IN AND SATURATE THE MOSS.

 - DOWN STAIRS I GET SOME COMPUTER STUFF DOWN AND CALL 2 BANDS. I ALSO WALK THE PUP. MY COUSIN CALL AND I TALK TO HIM. I MAKE HIM ROAR LAUGH FOR A SOLID 2MINUTES. MOST OF MY JOKES ARE ABOUT SEX.

 - BACK ON THE ROOF I USE THE HOSE TO SPRAY OFF THE SOLUTIONS. I USE THE TOILET SCRUB BRUSH TO REMOVE THE MOSS IN HEAVY SPOTS. IMAGINE THIS ?............CRAWLING AROUND A LARGE ROOF , USING A HOSE , AND SCRUBBING SHINGLES WITH A TOILET SHITTY BRUSH. I HAD TO STOP SOME TIMES BECAUSE IT WAS TOO DAMN TIRING. I ALSO HAD TO BE CAREFUL OF NOT SLIPPING BECAUSE VINEGAR , BLEACH , AND WATER CAN BE SLIPPERY.  I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS ON THE ROOF. I EVEN WINDEXED THE SKY LIGHTS. I WAS TANKED.

 - I GET OFF THE ROOF AND BRING EVERYTHING DOWN WITH ME. SOME OF THE STUFF I THROW DOWN LIKE EMPTY GALLON JUGS. OH , I DID LEAF BLOW THE ENTIRE ROOF FIRST.....FIGHTING WASPS.  NOW I HAD THE MAIN BIG ROOF FINISHED  BUT I WAS NOT DONE. I HAD TO DO THE AWNING ROOF.............FUCK.

 - I RE-SET UP EVERYTHING ON THE AWNING ROOF AND BRING THE PUP OUTSIDE SO SHE CAN SUN. I MADE A 50% SOLUTION AGAIN WITH WATER AND BLEACH. THIS IS MY 4TH TIME DOING IT. I LEAF BLOW THE AWNING ROOF AND ADD CHEMICALS. I WAIT ABOUT 20 MINUTES FOR IT TO SINK IN. I WINDEX THE OUTSIDES OF THE BIG FRONT WINDOWS , A HALLWAY WINDOW , AND A BEDROOM WINDOW. KNEELING DOWN WAS HURTING WHEN WINDEXING THE BOTTOM OF THE BIG FRONT WINDOWS. I SPRAY THE ROOF AND FINALLY I AM DONE.

 - LEAF BLOW THE MAIN DECK AND BALCONY DECK.

 - GO BACK UNDER HOUSE INTO CRAWLSPACE TO DOUBLE CHECK SUMP PUMP. THE PROCESS OF JUST CRAWLING UNDER IS LABOR SOME. 

 - BACK INSIDE I FIGURE OUT WHY MY YOUNGEST DID NOT DO THE BEST JOB IN VACUUMING. I GAVE THEM NEW VACUUM BAGS TO BRING UP. I TOLD THEM INSERT ONE AND DOUBLE CHECK IT FITS. THE FRONT COVER IS NEXT TO THE VACUUM ABOUT 4 INCHES. I SEE THE VACUUM HAS THE NEW BAG IN IT BUT DOES NOT HAVE THE FRONT PLASTIC COVER ON IT. I INSTALLED THE COVER AND TEST THE VACUUM. LATER I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST AND SAY , " WHEN YOUR FRIEND WAS VACUUMING COULD YOU SEE THE NEW VACUUM BAG ? " THE KID SAID YES. I RESPOND , " YOU KNOW , YOU NEED TO PUT THE COVER ON IT. ? " SHE ASKED WHERE IT WAS AND I REPLIED , " 4 INCHES FROM THE VACUUM LEANING ON THE WALL."

 - I CLEAN UP EVERYTHING OUTSIDE AND MOVE BACK INSIDE. I MAKE SOME DINNER AND IT IS TIME TO SETTLE IN.

  OH , THE EAR PIERCING SOUNDS ARE FROGS. I MOVED 2 FROGS TO THE LAKE WHEN THEY WERE BY THE ENTRANCE OF THE CRAWL SPACE. I TOOK A PICTURE OF ONE. I MAY POST IT ON FACEBOOK LATER. GOOD GOD THESE THINGS WERE LOUD.......OR MAYBE IT WAS SOME KIND OF INSECT OR LOCUST OR SOMETHING.

  THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED AND THIS TEAM BLOWS. HOW CAN THEY BE SO BAD WITH SO MUCH TALENT ? HARPER GETS EJECTED.

  THE 76ERS TAKE A 24 - 2 LEAD AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. AT ONE TIME THEY WERE UP 40 POINTS. IT WAS AWESOME TO SEE A LAUGHER OF A GAME. 76ERS CLOSE AND WIN THEIR FIRST ROUND SERIES 4 -1 . NEXT.......THE BEST TEAM IN THE EAST.....TORONTO RAPTORS.

 WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " LETTERKENNY ". AGAIN , IT CAN FUNNY BUT THE COMMERCIALS JUST RUIN THE FLOW. ALSO  , THIS SHOW YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE THE CAPTIONS ON OR YOU WILL MISS ABOUT 75% OF THE DIALOGUE.

  GOD HELPED OUT WITH MY ROOF TONIGHT. IT RAINED REALLY HARD ON 2 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. THIS HAD TO HELP WASH THE ROOFS AND DECKS. IT WAS PREFECT TIMING. I ALSO FOUND OUT MY LEAK BY THE CHURCH PEWS HAS BE FIXED. ALSO , MY NEW BACK DOOR FRENCH DRAIN WORKED TOO. A TON OF RAIN AND NOT ONE PUDDLE BY THE BACK STEPS.

 EARLIER I HAD ZITI WITH MEATBALLS AND SOME DINNERS ROLLS AND RED WINE. I PLAYED INTERNET POKER AND SCRABBLE TO WIND DOWN.

  I WATCH HOGAN HEROES AND OTHER CHANNEL SURFING SHOWS. I ALSO ENJOYED SOME LIME GIN WITH LIME SODA WATER. BY 11:30PM I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I WALK THE DOG SINCE THE RAIN STOPPED AND THE TEMPERATURES WERE BALMY. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT THOUGH LATER IT RAINED AGAIN WITH LIGHTING.

 I NOW KNOW THE RECIPE FOR GOOD SLEEP.............GET MY ASS ON MY HANDS AND KNEES IN A CRAWLSPACE AND ROOF ALONG WITH RED WINE AND LIME GIN. WENT TO BED AT 11:40PM. WOKE UP AT 3AM FOR JUST A MINUTE. WOKE UP AT 6AM TO WALK THE DOG. BACK TO SLEEP WITH THE PUP IN MY BED AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WAS 9:30AM.

 MY BROTHER "G" AND I ATTEND THE MOVIE " AVENGERS - ENDGAME " IN A LARGE PAVILION ARENA. IT IS ABSOLUTELY HUGE. WE ARE GOING TO OUR SEATS AND WE SEE 5 GROUPS OF PEOPLE ALL OUT FIGHTING. AT FIRST WE THOUGHT THEY WERE SIMULATING SUPER HEROES AND JUST MESSING AROUND BUT IT ONLY TOOK A MINUTE TO KNOW THIS WAS REAL. WE DECIDE TO LEAVE BECAUSE IT IS JUST TOO DANGEROUS. OUTSIDE WE SEE A TON OF HEAD PHONES , RADIOS , DVD MARVEL MOVIES , AND IPODS. EVERYTHING HAD THE MARVEL THEME TO IT. MY BROTHER SAYS , " C'MON , LETS TAKE THEIR SHIT FOR ACTING LIKE ASSHOLES AND FIGHTING INSIDE." I AM RELUCTANT AT FIRST BUT WE TAKE SOME STUFF. BOTH OF US ARE CARRYING ARMFULS OF MARVEL THINGS WHEN WE HEAR PEOPLE YELLING AT US. WE ARE NEAR OUR CAR WHICH IS AT THE END OF A FENCE. THE GROUP CATCHES UP TO US AND THEY MEAN BUSINESS. THEY WANT TO TAKE THIS FIGHT OUTSIDE AND WITH US SINCE WE TOOK THEIR STUFF. THERE ARE 12 GUYS AND THEY RUN AT US. MY BROTHER AND I FIGHT BACK. I PUT 3 GUYS ON THE GROUND BUT I GET OVERWHELMED. 4 GUYS LIFT ME AND THROW ME OVER THE FENCE. MY BROTHER WRESTLES WITH 2 GUYS BUT THEY CALL IT OFF WHEN THEY SEE POLICE LIGHTS COMING AND YELL , " LET THEM THE FUCK GO AND LET'S GET OUTTA HERE !! ". MY BROTHER AND I JUST LOOK AT EACH OTHER............dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY        4 - 24 - 19

  THE BAND " MOONROOF " HAS BEEN ADDED TO OUR FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW. APPARENTLY THEY ARE PRETTY POPULAR. I WENT ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AND THEY HAVE 100'S OF LIKES AND COMMENTS.  THEY ARE ALSO OPENING UP FOR THE LUMINEERS AND DEATH CAB FOR A CUTIE ( VERY BIG BANDS ) AT THE BB&T PAVILION FOR THE 104.5FM 12TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.

  OK......BACK TO MY LIFE AS A FAT BALD MAN WHO LOVES HIS DOG.

  SPEAKING OF THE DOG. I AM REALLY CONSCIOUS OF HAVING THE PUP OUTSIDE. IF ANY CARS OR PEOPLE ARE SEEN I IMMEDIATELY BRING HER INSIDE. WELL , I HAD HER OUTSIDE AND I WENT INTO THE HOUSE TO DO SOMETHING FOR A MERE 60 SECONDS. OF COURSE A GUY WALKING 2 DOGS YELLS SOMETHING. I GO OUT THE BACK DOOR AND HE IS PISSED MY DOG WAS NOT ON A LEASH. I YELLED OUT , " SORRY , I LEFT THE BACK DOOR OPEN. " THE FUNNY THING IS OUR PUP NEVER MOVED OFF THE PROPERTY OR ENGAGED HIS 2 DOGS.

  ENERGY WAS RUNNING LOW TODAY AND I FORCED MYSELF TO START AT 90 MINUTE PROJECT AT 6:30PM........I'M AN IDIOT.

  TODAY'S STUFF :

 - LOOKS LIKE CRAIGSLIST WILL STRIKE AGAIN.........ACTUALLY 2 TIMES IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

 - WINDEXED THE FRONT DOOR AND SIDE GLASS.......BOTH SIDES. IT WAS BOTHERING ME.

 - WALKED AROUND LAKE WITH THE PUP AND STARTING PICKING UP TRASH. I FORGOT A TRASH BAG SO I WALKED BACK TO THE HOUSE AND GOT ONE. RE-WALKED THE LAKE AND PICKED UP TRASH AGAIN. I AM SO AMAZED AND PISSED PEOPLE LITTER.

 - PUT AWAY LADDER IN CRAWLSPACE AND DOUBLE CHECKED SUMP PUMP. IT IS WORKING PROPERLY AND THERE IS STILL WATER UNDERNEATH BUT ABOUT 75% LESS. FOR ONCE I GOT LUCKY. IF I DID NOT COME HERE THE WATER UNDERNEATH WOULD OF CONTINUED TO RISE. HOLY SHIT I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK WHAT COULD OF HAPPENED.

 - RE-RAN CABLE WIRES IN A BEDROOM THAT I INSTALLED A TV MOUNT FOR. THIS PROJECT TOOK WAY LONGER THAN I THOUGHT. I EXCHANGED ONE CABLE LINE AND EXTENSION CORD SO I COULD PROPERLY RUN THE LINES NEATLY AND AGAINST THE CORNER OF THE WALL. I TEST THE TV AND WATCH THE NEWS. BIG STORY COMES OUT ABOUT A LOST 5 YEAR OLD BOY IN THE CRYSTAL LAKE AREA. POLICE MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE BOY'S BODY WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE.  THE PARENTS WERE CHARGED WITH MURDER. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! WHAT A SICK WORLD.

 - REMOVED STAPLES FROM A HALLWAY WALL. WHO PUTS STAPLES IN A WALL ??

 - REPLACED 2 FLUORESCENT BULBS IN THE LAUNDRY/BATHROOM. THIS PROJECT TOOK WAY LONGER THAN I THOUGHT. I REMOVED THE LIGHT AND LAID IT ON THE WASHER AND DRYER FOR EASY TESTING. I AM NOT A FAN OF FLORESCENT LIGHTING SO I MAY REPLACE THIS LIGHT DOWN THE ROAD. I DID GET IT TO WORK.

 - I NOTICED LITTLE BIRDS FLYING UNDER OUR AWNING. THIS IS A GOOD AND BAD THING. THE GOOD - THEY EAT THE MOTHS AND INSECTS. THE BAD - THEY SOMETIMES POOP ON OUR DECK.

 - SECURED A BOTTOM PLATE TO A TOASTER. THIS TOOK LONGER THAN I WANTED.

 - AT 6:30PM THE FINAL PROJECT WAS TO GROUT THE FOYER TILE BY THE FRONT DOOR. THIS HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR QUITE SOME TIME.  I TAPED OUT THE EDGES AND MOVE THE COUCHES.  I LOADED MY GARDEN HOSE IN THE VAN AND SHUT-OFF THE WATER LINE. OF COURSE , I RE-OPEN THE WATER LINE AND GET THE GARDEN HOSE BACK OUT OF MY VAN. MAN , I HATE MOVING THINGS TWICE. I RUN THE HOSE INTO THE WOODS AS FAR AS IT CAN GO.  I AM TIRED BUT FORCE MYSELF TO FINISH THIS PROJECT. I GROUT THE TILE AND SOME OPEN HOLES ALONG A WALL BY THE WOOD STOVE. BY 8:15PM I AM DONE AND TIRED.

  TAKE A NICE LONG 8 MINUTE SHOWER AND SHAVE. IT FEELS GOOD TO PUT ON NEW BOXERS. JUST ONE THING.....I FORGOT TO LOAD UP SHIRTS. YEP , SAME SHIRT FOR 4 DAYS.

  WONDERFUL LEFTOVERS FROM AN EASTER DINNER. ROASTED PORK , BROCCOLI RABE , AND SEASONED MASH POTATOES WITH 2 GLASSES OF RED WINE. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. I PLAYED INTERNET POKER AND SCRABBLE WHILE HAVING DINNER.

  PHILLIES WITH A VERY NICE WIN OVER THE METS......FINALLY. HOSKINS WITH THE REVENGE HOMERUN TOOK THE LONGEST THIS YEAR IN THE MLB TO ROUND THE BASES. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 WASHINGTON CAPITALS BLOW 2 - 0 LEAD AND LOSE GAME 7 AT HOME. OH THAT IS PAINFUL.

 LAS VEGAS KNIGHTS BLOW 3 - 0 LEAD IN THE 3RD PERIOD TO LOSE IN OVERTIME 5 - 4 IN A GAME 7 AGAINST THE SAN JOSE SHARKS. I WAS HAPPY FOR THE SHARK FANS AT HOME. THE CRITICAL CHANGE WAS A 5 MINUTE MAJOR PENALTY BY A KNIGHT PLAYER FOR STUPIDLY CROSS CHECKING A SHARK PLAYER. THE SHARKS SCORED 4 F'N TIMES ON THAT 5 MINUTE POWER PLAY TO TAKE THE LEAD 4 - 3. THE KNIGHTS DID TIE THE GAME WITH 47 SECONDS LEFT BUT EVENTUALLY LOST IN OVERTIME......WHAT A GAME.

  WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " LETTERKENNY " THEY WERE GOOD. THEY TALK SO DAMN FAST AND HAVE CRAZY DIALOGUE.  IT IS TOUGH TO FOLLOW AND TOUGH TO READ THE CAPTIONS.

  I CALLED THE KIDS AND WHEELS TO CHECK UP. I ALSO SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP FOR 2 HOURS WHILE WATCHING TV. ONE GLASS OF LIME GIN AND LIME SODA WATER IS NOT ENOUGH SO I MADE 2 AT A TIME. I ONLY DID THIS ONCE. WE DO NEED BIGGER GLASSES HERE.

  THURSDAY       4 - 25 - 19

   I STAY LONGER BUT RENTERS ARE COMING IN.

  UP EARLY AND I START THE PROCESS OF CLEANING AND LOADING UP THE VAN. IT IS A ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY BUT BY 10:30AM I WAS ON THE ROAD. AGAIN , I GOT A FAIR AMOUNT OF PROJECTS DONE AND THE HOUSE IS IN GOOD SHAPE FOR RENTERS AND US. I WOULD GO HERE ONCE A WEEK OR MORE EVERY MONTH.....IT'S THAT DAMN PEACEFULL.

 CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. I TRAVELED A LITTLE FURTHER THAN I LIKE BUT I AM GLAD I DID. ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE I DIVERTED TO BENSALEM.  IT WAS ABOUT 30 MINUTES IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION OF OUR HOUSE SO THE ROUND TRIP DID TAKE ME ONE HOUR. BUT......I AM GLAD I DID IT.

 I WAS LOOKING FOR A CHESS SET SINCE MY KIDS SHOWED A NEW INTEREST AND I COULD NOT FIND MY WONDERFUL JADE STONE CHESS SET FROM WHEN I WAS A KID. I ASKED AROUND THE FAMILY BUT TO NO AVAIL. I FIND A STONE MARBLE CHESS ON CRAIGSLIST. I PRICE THEM OUT BETWEEN $135 TO $350.  EBAY WAS THE CHEAPEST BUT THE BOARD SIZE WAS TOO SMALL. ANYWAY , I TRAVEL TO A GUY'S HOME AND HE IS SUPER COOL. HE MEETS ME OUTSIDE AND HE FOLDS DOWN THE BACK OF HIS TRUCK'S TAIL GATE. I SEE TOOLS AND ASK WHO'S THEY WERE BECAUSE THIS GUY IS EASILY IN HIS LATE 70'S. IT ENDS UP HE OWNS RENTAL PROPERTIES AND FIXES EVERYTHING HIMSELF. WE HAVE AN INSTANT CONNECTION. HE ALSO HAS A DAUGHTER WHO LIVES JUST MINUTES FROM OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  HE IS A REALLY NICE GUY AND I ASK PERMISSION TO LET OUR PUP OUT ON HIS PROPERTY. HE ALLOWS IT AND WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 CONTINUED - HE IS ALSO A VIETNAM WAR VETERAN SO I THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICES. HE TAKES OUT THE CHESS SET AND DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PLAY OR ALIGN THE PIECES. I HELP HIM AND HE TELLS ME THE STORY OF THIS GAME. A RENTER LEFT THE CHESS SET IN ONE OF HIS UNITS.  THE GAME IS BRAND NEW AND NEVER USED. IT SAT IN HIS BASEMENT FOR 10 YEARS. THIS COOL MARBLE STONE CHESS SET IS EASILY $200+.  ON CRAIGSLIST , HE WAS ASKING FOR $40. I COUNTER OFFERED WITH A $20 BID.  HE ACCEPTED. I SHAKE HANDS AND JUST BOUGHT A NEW CHESS SET FOR $20..........GOOD TRADE.

  BY THE WAY BENSALEM AREA BLOWS.  NORTH PHILLY HAS SO MANY DAMN TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND TRAFFIC. IT WAS FRIGGIN' 12 NOON AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THIS AREA.

 I DECIDE TO TAKE I-95 SOUTH HOME. G.P.S. SAID THE FASTEST WAY IS TO TAKE I-676 VINE STREET. I TAKE I-95 ALL THE WAY TO THE BLUE ROUTE. I HAVE DONE THIS 100'S OF TIMES AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY. I AM DOING 80MPH THE WHOLE TIME WITH SEMI TRAFFIC. I GET TO THE BLUE ROUTE IN UNDER 20 MINUTES AND I AM SO GLAD I TOOK THIS WAY.  AS I AM APPROACHING MY HOME'S EXIT I SEE A WARNING SIGN........." CONSTRUCTION AHEAD EXPECT DELAYS AFTER ROUTE 30." OK.....I AM COOL WITH THAT SINCE I WILL BE GETTING OFF BEFORE ROUTE 30. I AM MAKING GREAT TIME AND SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR NOT LISTENING TO THE G.P.S.

  3 MILES FROM MY EXIT ................TRAFFIC PILES UP AND COMES TO A VIRTUAL STOP. I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT AT 1PM ALL THIS TRAFFIC STOPPED A 3 F'N LANE HIGHWAY.  MY EXIT WAS JUST 3 MILES AWAY. ONE VEHICLE TOOK THE RIGHT EMBANKMENT AND MAN I WAS SO DAMN CLOSE TO DOING IT TOO. BUT , SINCE MY TICKET OF GOING THE WRONG WAY ,  I WAS A GUN SHY.  WE STOPPED AND GO'ED FOR 3 MILES NEVER DOING MORE THAN 10 MILES AN HOUR. I LOST ABOUT 20 MINUTES........BLOW.

  AT HOME , WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD AND SAYS HELLO TO THE PUP.  IT WAS A LONG TRAVEL FOR THE DOG AND I FELT BAD FOR HER. SHE IS GETTING OLDER ANDI DON'T LIKE IT ONE BIT.  THE PUP GOES DOWN THE BASEMENT TO GREET OUR ELDEST AND YOU HEAR WONDERFUL HAPPY NOISES FROM OUR KID. LATER , OUR YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND THE PUP GETS HUGS AND KISSES BEFORE ME. THOUGH WHEELS DID HUG AND KISS ME AND SAID . " I MISSED YOU. " THIS IS RARE TO SEE PUBLIC AFFECTION FROM HER.......EVEN THOUGH IT WAS IN OUR KITCHEN.

 TRY TO NAP AND I FELL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. BY 3:45PM I WAS DRIVING MY YOUNGEST TO WORK. SHE TELLS ME HER SCHOOL IS PLAYING A GAME CALLED " ASSASSIN ". 170 STUDENTS ARE PLAYING AT $10 EACH. THE RULE IS - SHOOT YOUR TARGET WITH A WATER GUN.  SHE TELLS ME A STORY THAT HER AND HER FRIENDS INVITED 2 BOYS OVER TO THEIR HOUSE. LITTLE DID ONE BOY KNOW HE WAS A TARGET BY MY KID. MY YOUNGEST WATER PISTOLED THE KID. HE WAS NOT HAPPY BEING SET UP.

 ANOTHER GOOD " ASSASSIN " STORY IS ONE KID THREW HER CELL PHONE INTO HER TARGET'S CAR. USING ANOTHER FRIEND THEY TRACKED THE CELL PHONE TO THE KID'S HOUSE......AND THAT KID GOT THE WATER PISTOL SHOT.

 MY KID WANTS OUR HELP TO ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR UNUSUAL PEOPLE ACTIVITY BY OUR HOUSE AND HER WORK. SHE TELLS ME STUDENTS HAVE HID IN CARS TO GET THEIR TARGET. SHE IS NOW CAUTIOUS ON LEAVING THE HOUSE. I WALK OUT FIRST AND SUDDENLY YELL OUT , " WOAH WOAH !!! WHERE DID YOU COME FROM ?!!! " I START LAUGHING AS MY KID SLIGHTLY PEEKS OUT THE DOOR AND SEES NO ONE. YEP .....I PLAYED A LITTLE RUSE ON HER. SHE RESPONDS , " HEY , YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO BE HELPING ME. "

  DROP HER OFF AT WORK AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. THIS ONE PROMOTER CALLED KEITH W. CANCELS ANOTHER SHOW ON ME. HE HAS DONE THIS 10 TIMES AND I NEVER GIVE HIM A WEEKEND SHOW SO IT DOESN'T HURT THAT MUCH. I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN , POST A FACEBOOK AD , BEGIN MY CLEANING , AND MAKING LISTS. I AM FEELING SLEEPY BY 6:30PM.

  CLOSE AT 7PM TO GET MY KID FROM WORK AND TAKE HER HOME. WHEELS IS SHOPPING WITH OUR ELDEST SO I HAD NO PROBLEM DOING THIS.  I PARK MY CAR 6 INCHES FROM THE BACK DOOR AND TEXT HER , " THE COAST IS CLEAR ". SHE COMES OUTSIDE LAUGHING. SHE TOLD ME HER BOSS PLAYED A RUSE ON HER BY SAYING , " THERE IS A YOUNG BOY OUTSIDE WITH A WATER PISTOL ". SHE SAID TO HIM , " OH MY GOD , MY DAD MESSED WITH ME TOO. " THEY BOTH LAUGHED AND HER COMPANY SEEMS TO BE REALLY COOL.

  DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST AT HOME AND HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. SOME MUSICIANS CAME IN AND I GOT A 2ND WIND. I WATCH THE PHILLIES SUCK ASS AGAIN AND LOSE TO THE WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL.

 I DRIVE 2 PATRONS HOME AFTER 11PM. I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED.

  AT HOME I HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS AND WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " BROCKMIRE. " IT WAS GOOD.

  WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I HANG OUT LONGER. BY 1AM I FALL ASLEEP FAST. I WALK THE PUP RIGHT BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP. BY 5:30AM THE PUP WAKES ME UP TO GO OUT AGAIN.  WELP , GUESS I'LL START MY DAY.

  I GOOGLED THE STORY ABOUT THE 5 YEAR OLD WHO WAS MURDERED BY BOTH HIS PARENTS.  OH.....MY......GOD. WHAT A FUCKING WORLD WE LIVE IN WHERE LOWLIFES CAN INFLICT SO MUCH BRUTALITY AND PAIN TO A YOUNG CHILD. ALSO , THE POLICE AND CHILD SOCIAL SERVICES TOTALLY DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS ONE. IT SICKENS ME TO THE CORE.

  FRIDAY      4 - 26 - 19

  TEXT RECEIVED - " ARE YOU AT THE PHILLIES GAME ? "

  ME - " NO , BUT WHEELS IS.  I'M AT THE NAIL "

  TEXT RECEIVED - " JUST SAW HER ON TV BEHIND HOME PLATE. "

  ME - " YEP.......ME TOO. "

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN - I SAW THESE PRETTY COOL SALAD/DINNER PLATES THAT LOOKED PERFECT FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I EMAILED A NICE WOMAN AND SHE GAVE THEM TO ME FOR FREE. NEAR SPRINGFIELD MALL I TOOK THE DRIVE. MAN HER HOUSE AND NEIGHBORHOOD WAS NICE. SHE LEFT THEM IN A NICE BAG BY HER FRONT DOOR.

  WHEELS GETS INVITED TO THE PHILLIES GAME. HER SEATS WERE 3 ROWS BEHIND HOME PLATE TO THE RIGHT. YES , WE SAW HER ON TV 3 TIMES. SHE ALSO SAID THE NEW COMFORT SEATS WERE LIKE RECLINERS. PHILLIES WIN 4 - 0.

 " ASSASSIN " - THIS GAME IS BEING PLAYED AT OUR KID'S SCHOOL. A FRIEND PICKED UP OUR YOUNGEST.  THE FRIEND TURNED HER CAR AROUND IN OUR DRIVEWAY. AS A RUSE , I TOLD OUR KID , " LET ME CHASE YOU OUTSIDE LIKE WE ARE PRACTICING FOR ASSASSIN. "  THE KID GIVES ME HER WATER GUN AND I GIVE HER A 2 SECOND LEAD. SHE RUNS OUT THE BACK DOOR AND I FOLLOW CHASING AND SCREAMING AT HER. SHE RUNS TO HER FRIENDS CAR AND JUMPS IN. THE FRIEND ROLLS DOWN THE CAR WINDOW AND PUTS A WATER GUN IN MY FACE AND SAYS , " I DON'T THINK SO." IT WAS A VERY CLINT EASTWOOD MOMENT. WE ALL LAUGHED.

  5 MINUTES AFTER THEY LEFT THE RAIN CAME BIG TIME. I TEXTED HER AND SHE SAID THEY DID PULL OVER.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND THE BIG RAIN DEFINITELY SCARED OFF PEOPLE FROM COMING OUT. IT IS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE THE MUSIC WAS REALLY GOOD. MOONROOF PERFORMED AND THEY WERE REALLY COOL. THEY OPEN FOR THE LUMINEERS JUNE 2ND AT THE BB&T PAVILION IN CAMDEN. THAT IS A DAMN BIG SHOW FOR THEM. THEY WERE ALL SUPER COOL AND TOOK A PICTURE WITH THE BARTENDER.

 MAN I HAVE A VERY LONG WEEKEND. 

  THE NAIL WAS FUN AND ALL THE MUSICIANS AND PEOPLE THAT CAME OUT WERE COOL.  THE RAIN DID SUBSIDE EARLIER THAN WE THOUGHT WHICH WAS NICE. DAMN SHAME MORE PEOPLE DID NOT COME OUT.

  I ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH WHEELS. IT WAS 1:15AM AND SHE JUST GOT HOME FROM THE RAIN DELAYED GAME. SHE WAS FEELING GOOD.

  OFF TO BED........LONG DAY TOMORROW.

  SATURDAY    4 - 27 - 19

 WELL , THE BIG BRUNT OF MY WEEKEND IS OVER. I STILL HAVE ANOTHER DAY BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE AS HARD AS TODAY.

  YOU WANT A HARD 24 HOURS ?  HERE IT IS : ( BY THE WAY - IT IS 3:30AM RIGHT NOW )

 *** REMEMBER - FRIDAY NIGHT I WORKED THE DOOR UNTIL 1:30AM. AT HOME BY 2AM AND IN BED BY 3AM. MY LEGS WERE HURTING FROM STANDING AND RUNNING THE SHOW.  UP AT 5AM TO START MY DAY. NOW THIS IS JUST 2 HOURS SLEEP.....2.....HOURS ***

 - DO MY NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE. 

 - PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND FROM A SLEEPOVER AND DRIVE THEM HOME.

 - HAVE BREAKFAST AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I PREP AND CLEAN FOR OVER 2 HOURS FOR A GOOD SIZE PRIVATE PARTY. I ALSO RECEIVE A BEER DELIVERY.

 - BY 10AM I AM LOADING UP TO GO TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE. IT WAS AN " ALL CALL " REQUEST. THIS MEANS WHEN ONE FAMILY MEMBER ASKS FOR HELP TO REMODEL THEIR HOME WE ALL SHOW UP.

 - ARRIVE AND IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO DEMO. IT WAS THE LARGEST TEAR-OUT JOB I CAN REMEMBER BEING A PART OF. MY LEGS WERE HURTING WHEN I ARRIVED. WE FILLED A 40 YARD DUMPSTER WITH CONCRETE , CINDER BLOCKS , FLOOR MARBLE , WOOD , CARPETING , AND MORE. IT WAS THE HEAVIEST I EVER SEEN A DUMPSTER AND I AM SURE THE TRUCK WILL HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME MOVING IT FROM THE DRIVEWAY.  I USED A JACK HAMMER AND SLEDGE HAMMER FOR PART OF THE DAY.....NOT FUN.

 - THE GOOD THING IS IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO WORK WITH THE FAMILY. EVERYONE MAKES JOKES AND THE TIME DOES MOVE QUICKLY. MOST JOKES ARE ABOUT ME ESPECIALLY SINCE I WORE WORK PANTS THAT HAD A LARGE TEAR ALONG ONE LEG. JUST IMAGINE PETER GRIFFIN WEARING DAISY DUKES.

 -  WHEELS STOPPED BY TO HELP WHICH I THOUGHT WAS SUPER COOL. SHE TAKES A PICTURE OF THE WHOLE FAMILY AND MY BROTHER AND I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK. A TON OF LIKES AND FUN COMMENTS BY OUR FAMILY.

 - MOM STOPS BY WITH HOAGIES FOR A GROUP OF 8 GUYS. WE ATE OUTSIDE WHICH WAS NICE. A LITTLE WINDY BUT NICE.

 - BY 4PM I HAD TO ROLL. AGAIN MY LEGS WERE HURTING.  AT HOME I SHOWER , SHAVE , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 - GLAD I LEFT A LITTLE EARLY BECAUSE THE DJ WAS PARKED AT OUR FRONT DOOR WHEN I ARRIVED. I HAD A PRIVATE 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY TONIGHT.  THE CATERER ARRIVES ALONG WITH FAMILY TO DECORATE AND HELP PUT OUT CANDY , DECORATIONS , AND FOOD. EVERY ONE WAS COOL. IT WAS A 30ISH AGE GROUP AND EVERYONE WAS GOOD LOOKING....EVEN THE GUYS. ONE THING I DID NOTICE......NOT ONE PERSON SMOKED CIGARETTES. IT WAS A NON-SMOKING NIGHT BUT NOT ONE PERSON WENT OUTSIDE TO SMOKE.

 - I MADE A MISTAKE AND PUSHED THE BARTENDER BACK 40 MINUTES WHEN SHE WAS LITERALLY AT THE BACK GATE. I TOLD HER , " GO HAVE A DRINK WITH A FRIEND UP THE STREET AND COME BACK AT 8PM. " WELL , THAT WAS A MISTAKE. PEOPLE POURED IN FOR THE 76ERS GAME AT 7:30PM. ALL THE DRINK ORDERS WERE NOT BEER AND SHOT ORDERS LIKE I AM USED TO. THEY WERE MANHATTANS AND MARTINIS AND FLYING GRASSHOPPERS. WHAT THE FUCK IS A FLYING GRASSHOPPER ?!?!?!?! I IMMEDIATELY TEXTED OUR BARTENDER TO COME IN......TWICE.

 - I HELD THE FORT AS THEY SAY UNTIL OUR BARTENDER CAME IN. SHE HAS WORKED MANY WEDDINGS SO IT WAS HUGE TO HAVE HER ARRIVE.  THE DRINKS FLOWED SO DAMN FAST. I HELPED WITH EASY DRINK ORDERS AND WORKED THE DOOR TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE PARKED CORRECTLY. ONE THING THAT PISSED ME OFF WERE UBER DRIVERS. 2 DRIVERS PULLED UP IN ON-COMING TRAFFIC TO DROP OFF PEOPLE. I TOLD THEM, " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! " NOT 2 MINUTES LATER ONE UBER DRIVER MOVES HIS VEHICLE QUICKLY UP TO OUR FRONT DOOR BOTTOMING OUT HIS CAR. WAS IT A FULL MOON OR ARE MOST UBER DRIVERS IDIOTS ??

 - I GOT A LIMITED AMOUNT OF REQUESTED BOOZE FOR THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. WITHIN 90 MINUTES I TOOK A RIDE TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO GET MORE.  WHAT REALLY WORKED OUT WAS I KNEW THE LIQUOR EMPLOYEE AND BY THE TIME I ARRIVED THE ORDER WAS READY. PUT IT THIS WAY, I MADE THE ORDER ON MY CELL PHONE WALKING TO MY CAR. I ARRIVED IN 5 MINUTES AND IT WAS READY.

  - BACK AT THE NAIL I RE-STOCK THE BOOZE.  THE DJ HAD A COOL SET-UP BUT I FELT BAD FOR HIM AS HE CAME FROM NEW YORK FOR THIS JOB. I BELIEVE HE WAS DOING FRIEND A FAVOR.  HE HAD STROBE LIGHTS , A LIT WALL , AND BEAT MUSIC ALL NIGHT. WITHIN 2 HOURS A TON OF GIRLS AND SOME GUYS WERE DANCING. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD LOOKING 30ISH YEAR OLD CROWD. I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.

 - I THOUGHT THE CATERER DID A GOOD JOB TOO WITH HIS DAUGHTER. THE SHRIMP WRAPPED IN BACON WAS VERY GOOD. THEY HAD PULLED PORK RIB MEAT AND CLUB TURKEY SANDWICHES AS THE MAIN FOOD.  THEY ALSO PUT OUT COOL DOUBLE COOKED HOME MADE CHIPS WITH GUACAMOLE AND THE FAMILY PUT OUT CANDY AND DONUTS.

 - THE NIGHT MOVED NICELY BUT OF COURSE SOMETHING MUST ALWAYS HAPPEN. I PATROLLED WITH THE SECONDARY DUTIES LIKE EMPTYING TRASH , COLLECTING GLASSES , WASHING GLASSES , AND SERVING EASY ORDER DRINKS LIKE BEER AND SHOTS. BY 11PM I WAS WALKING LIKE MY 90 YEAR OLD DAD. I ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT GO ANY MORE.

 - MY ELDEST ARRIVES AND I GIVE HER SOME SHRIMP LERON OR WHATEVER IT WAS CALLED. I GIVE HER A RIDE TO ANOTHER BAR.

 - BACK AT THE NAIL I WASH MORE DISHES AND I SEE PEOPLE ARE ORDERING WATER. THE BARTENDER DOES SOMETHING SMART AND LAYS OUT 10 ORDERS OF WATER. WE SERVED THEM OUT WITH 2 MINUTES.

  I END THE NIGHT BY LIMPING TO MY VAN. MY LONG DAY AND NIGHT HAS COME TO AN END.  TWO HOURS SLEEP IN 24 HOURS AND GUESS WHAT ? IT WILL ALL BE PLAYED OUT AGAIN IN THE SAME WAY. BY MIDNIGHT I WAS AT HOME DRINKING 2 BEERS. MY YOUNGEST ARRIVES HOME AND I SAY GOODNIGHT TO HER AND WHEELS. MY BODY HIT THE BED AND I WAS READY TO SLEEP. I HAD THE TV ON AND COULD NOT FIND THE REMOTE TO TURN IT OFF. I GET UP OUT OF BED AND SEARCH MY ROOM. I FIND IT AND BY 12:30AM I AM OFF TO SLEEP. I WAKE UP AT 3:30AM WHICH I POSTED AT THE TOP OF THIS THREAD. IT IS NOW 5:30AM.

 OH , PHILLIES ALMOST BLOW A 10 - 1 LEAD BUT HOLD ON TO WIN 12 - 9.

 76ERS LOSE BADLY AND NOT ONCE WERE THEY REALLY IN THIS GAME.

  I HAD MY CELL PHONE IN MY VAN FOR MOST OF THE DAY DURING THE CONSTRUCTION. AFTER LUNCH I MOVED IT TO A WALL AND PLACED THE CELL ON TOP OF SOME RUBBER WORK GLOVES. WHEN I GOT HOME I NOTICED MY SCREEN WAS CRACKED BADLY. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.

  OH ,  JUST ONE MORE THING , WHEN I GOT UP AT 3:30AM I NOTICED A TEXT. IT SAID FROM MY BARTENDER , " 7/11 NEXT DOOR GOT ROBBED , COPS ALL OVER , AND THE FRONT DOOR KNOB FELL OFF AT THE NAIL. "

   APRIL     4 - 28 - 19

 LONG HARD WEEKEND AND MY LEGS HURT SO IT WAS TIME TO RELAX , BOOZE , AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH WHEELS !! OH AND GAME OF THRONES !!!!!!!

  NOW THIS WAS A HARD BUT SUPER FUN DAY AND NIGHT. 

  HERE WE GO :

  - START MORNING BY PICKING UP OUR ELDEST FROM A SLEEPOVER. LITTLE DID THE KID KNOW I WAS HEADING TO THE NAIL NEXT. SHE WAS A HUGE HELP.  I GOT THE NAIL PREPPED AND TALKED TO A BAND MEMBER WHO WANTED TO MOVE HIS 4 BAND SHOW TO THE NAIL TONIGHT. THIS WAS ON VERY SHORT NOTICE TO SAY THE LEAST. I FIRST SAID NO BUT EVENTUALLY SAID YES AND CHANGED IT TO A 21+ EVENT. I HAVE TO THANK A LOCAL BAND CALLED ABORTION SURVIVOR FOR THE RECOMMENDATION AND LEAD.

 - FOR HER HELP I GAVE MONEY FOR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES. SHE PICKED THEM UP AND I WENT STRAIGHT HOME TO CHANGE. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM.

 - ROLL OUT AND HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT DAY. WE CONCENTRATED ON PREPPING FLOORS FOR HARDWOOD. I MOVED A REFRIGERATOR AND DISCONNECTED AN ICE MAKER LINE , TORE OUT A SOFFIT MADE OF CEMENT ( NOT FUN ) , REMOVED AN EXHAUST FAN & A LIGHT , INSTALLED UNDERLAYMENT IN A 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY , MOVED A 100 TOOLS IN MY VAN & LOADED UP A SHITLOAD OF CONCRETE AND CARPET STRIPPING ( I WILL DUMP IT AT THE NAIL ) , AND SNAKED A MASTER BATHROOM SHOWER DRAIN. I WAS TIRED BUT IT WAS FUN WORKING WITH THE FAMILY. LAUGHS AND JOKING AROUND ALL DAY.

 - ROLL HOME AND SHOWER. WHEELS AND I DRESS CASUAL AND IT WAS OFF TO A PRETTY FUN NIGHT TO SAY THE LEAST.

 - SO WHAT DO PHILLIES PLAYERS BRYCE HARPER , AARON NOLA , ANDREW McCLUCHEN , RHYS HOSKINS , VINCE VELASQUEZ , SCOTT KINGERY , ROMAN QUINN , CESAR HERNANDEZ , JAKE ARRIETA , NICK WILLIAMS , AND OTHER PLAYERS ALL HAVE IN COMMON ?  ANSWER -- THEY TOOK PICTURES WITH WHEELS.

 - OF COURSE I HAD TO PLAY AROUND WITH THE BIG SHOT PLAYERS. EACH TIME I ASK A PLAYER TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH WHEELS THEY WOULD START TO PUT THEIR ARM AROUND HER. I WOULD HAND THEM MY CAMERA AND SAY , " HERE. YOU JUST PUSH THE WHITE CIRCLE TO TAKE THE PICTURE " AND I WOULD MOVE WHEELS TO ME. BASICALLY , ASKING EVERY PLAYER TO TAKE A PICTURE OF WHEELS AND I.  NONE OF THEM LAUGHED. JUST KIDDING.....THEY WERE ALL SUPER COOL.

 - I DID NOT TAKE A PICTURE WITH HURRICANE SCHWARTZ......SUCH A DOUCHE.

 - THIS CHARITY FOR UNDER PRIVILEGED KIDS WAS HELD AT A VERY LARGE SUPER COOL BOWLING ALLEY. IT HAD 2 LEVELS AND AN OUTSIDE DECK. ALL AREAS HAD BUFFET FOOD AND BARS.  IT HAD SILENT AUCTIONS TOO. WE WERE V.I.P. AND ALL OF IT WAS FREE......AT LEAST TO WHEELS AND I. THIS WAS A GREAT TIME.

 - I HEAR , " BIG DADDY !! ". AN OLDER SINGER WHO JUST PLAYED WAS THERE. WE TALKED FOR A LITTLE BIT.

 - AT LEAST 1,000 PEOPLE WERE HERE. ABOUT 100 GOT TO BOWL. WE WERE PART OF THAT 100.  FOOD , BOOZE , AND GIFTS WERE ALSO INCLUDED. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW POWERFUL AND PRIVILEGED IT FELT TO BE IN THE PRIVATE SECTION WE WERE IN. WE BOWLED FIRST AND THAN THE PLAYERS.  THE PHILLIES WIVES WERE IN OUR SECTION AND ALL OF THEM ARE ABSOLUTE PIECES OF ASS.

 - TONS OF MEDIA PRESS WERE THERE TOO. SCOTT PALMER WAS THE M.C.

 - TOO MANY STORIES TO WRITE ABOUT BUT THIS WAS DEFINITELY A HIGHLIGHT WITH WHEELS AND I. I WAS SO DAMN TIRED FROM MY LONG WEEKEND OF BUSTING CONCRETE AND MARBLE DURING THE DAY AND WORKING THE DOOR AT THE NAIL UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT EVERY NIGHT. IT WAS TIRING BUT MAN DID I ENJOY THIS NIGHT.

  SO THAT WAS OUR NIGHT OUT. WE ROLL HOME AND THERE WAS ONE THING LEFT TO DO......GAME.........OF.......THRONES !!!

  THE KIDS WENT TO THE MOVIES WITH SOME FAMILY AND HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST SEEING AVENGERS : ENDGAME.  GREAT REVIEWS FROM EVERYONE.

  ANYWAY , BACK TO GAME OF THRONES !!! WE ARRIVE HOME AFTER 9PM. IN FACT , IT WAS CLOSER TO 9:45PM SO WE MISSED THE AIRING START TIME.  I TOOK A CHANCE AND CHECKED " ON-DEMAND " AND GOT LUCKY. USUALLY IT TAKES 24 HOURS TO USE ON-DEMAND AFTER ITS INITIAL AIRING BUT HBO MUST OF BEEN FIGURING THIS MAY BE A WISE CHOICE TO GIVE EVERYONE IMMEDIATE ACCESS. SO , WHEELS AND I CLOSED ALL THE LIGHTS , MADE SOME NIGHTCAPS , AND WATCHED THE BIGGEST CINEMATIC BATTLE IN BOTH TV AND MOVIE SCREEN HISTORY.

  MY THOUGHTS - THE 100+ MILLION DOLLAR EPISODE 3 OF GAME OF THRONES WAS EXCELLENT. FROM START TO FINISH IT HAD YOU ONE THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT. THE BATTLE SCENE IS HUMANS TRYING TO SURVIVE A 100 -1 RATIO FROM A ZOMBIE ARMY. IT WAS COMPLETE CHAOS. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND SOME NICE SURPRISE OF SOME SUPER NATURAL HELP. OVERALL IT WAS EXCELLENT BUT I HAD ONE SERIOUS PROBLEM ( AND SO DID SOME SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS AND FANS ) .......THE WHOLE EPISODE WAS FILMED IN DARKNESS.  MANY TIMES YOU DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL WAS GOING ON.  AGAIN , I DID THINK IT WAS SUPER COOL AND REALLY LIKED HOW IT ENDED.

 THE KIDS COME HOME FROM THE MOVIES AND THEY HAD AN AWESOME TIME. I AM SO GLAD I CONVINCED THEM TO HANG WITH THEIR FAMILY BECAUSE THEY WERE OVER THE TOP HAPPY ON THE MOVIE AND THE EXPERIENCE.

  OH , SATURDAY NIGHT WAS A GREAT NIGHT EVEN IF 7/11 GOT ROBBED NEXT DOOR AND COPS CAME IN THE BACK DOOR OF THE NAIL WITH GUNS DRAWN.......ALWAYS SOMETHING. 

  MONDAY         4 - 29 - 19

  THERE HAS BEEN LEGITIMATE COMPLAINTS OF GAME OF THRONES LAST EPISODE.  IT WAS FILMED IN RAINY NORTHERN IRELAND FOR 55 NIGHTS SO YES PEOPLE / FANS HAD THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN IT WAS VERY DARK.....I DID MYSELF.

  NEXT WAS THE KILLING OF THE NIGHT KING.  MANY FANS BELIEVED IT SHOULD OF BEEN JON SNOW BUT I REALLY LIKED ARYA STARK. IT MADE SENSE. SHE IS A SUPER BAD ASS , SUPER TRAINED ASSASSIN , AND THE RED WITCH PROPHESIZE HER KILLING THE NIGHT KING IN SEASON 3 BY SAYING , " YOU WILL KILL BROWN EYES , GREEN  EYES , AND BLUE EYES "......THE COLOR BLUE OF THE NIGHT KING. YES , I HAD TO LOOK THIS UP AND I WATCHED SEVERAL SHORT VIDEOS OF ARYA STARK KILLING A SHITLOAD OF PEOPLE. SHE IS A SUPER COOL , ADORABLE , AND HAS A NICE ASS. I REALLY LIKED THE ENDING OF EPISODE 3.

    BACK TO MY LIFE.

  THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMENTS AND LIKES ON OUR FACEBOOK PICS WITH THE PHILLIES PLAYERS AND CHARITY FUNCTION. OUR FACEBOOK FAMILY WAS PRETTY COOL TODAY AND IT WAS A BLAST.

  HAD TO DO THE LAWN. I GO AWAY FOR ONE WEEK AND MAN DOES THE GRASS GROW. USING MY RIDING MOWER , SELF-PROPELLED MOWER ( LOVE IT ) , AND CORDLESS WEED WHACKER ( LOVE IT ) I GOT EVERYTHING DONE IN A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR. I ALSO DID A RENTAL PROPERTY.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO EMPTY MY VAN OF CONCRETE AND OTHER DEBRIS. THIS WAS FUN.

 I TOOK A DRIVE TO SEE IF A FREE LAWN MOWER WAS AVAILABLE VIA CRAIGSLIST. IT WAS ONLY 5 MINUTES FROM THE NAIL. I TOOK THE DRIVE AND THE LAWN MOWER WAS GONE. THE POST WAS UP JUST 9 HOURS.

 BACK TO THE NAIL I START MY BAND EMAILS AND CLEANING. I FIXED SOME FLOOR MATS ALONG WITH WEEDING OUT FRONT. YEP , I WEEDED ON ONE KNEE WHILE I WAS HOLDING A TRASHCAN TO BALANCE ME.

 SOME COMMENTS ON THE 76ERS BIGGEST WIN THIS SEASON AND MAYBE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS......I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY DID IT. THE 76ERS HAD TO LEAD THE LEAGUE IN TURNOVERS. SOME OF THE MOST WORST BALL GIVEAWAYS I HAVE EVER SEEN. IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING. IT WAS INFURIATING.  THE 76ERS BUILT UP A 19 POINT LEAD AND I SAID TO MYSELF , " IF TORONTO HAD A 19 POINT LEAD THIS GAME BE OVER , BUT SINCE THE 76ERS HAVE A 19 POINT LEAD THIS IS ALMOST LIKE A TIED GAME. " WELP , IN THE 2ND HALF TORONTO CAME ALL THE WAY BACK TO WITHIN 1 FRIGGIN' POINT.  THE 76ERS HAD A SOME HUGE LAST MINUTE SHOTS BY EMDBIID AND JIMMY " BUCKETS "  I COULD NOT BELIEVE THEY WON. THE BARTENDER CAME IN AND I TRIED TO GET HOME TO SEE WHEELS FACE BECAUSE THE LAST 30 SECONDS WAS SO DAMN PANICKY AND SHE IS MORE FUN TO WATCH THAN THE ACTUAL GAME. I DID LIKE LISTENING TO OUR 76ERS RADIO ANNOUNCER..........HE WAS GOING NUTS.

 ANYWAY , THE 76ERS MADE SOME TIMELY SHOTS , GOOD DEFENSE , AND TORONTO JUST COMPLETELY SHIT THE BED TO MAKE THIS SERIES TIED.

 POLICE CALL ME FOR SURVEILLANCE ON THE ROBBERY NEXT DOOR.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK ". IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND 5 MINUTES IN THE DOG STARTS BARKING......NICE. SO I RE-WATCHED GAME OF THRONES. I FELL ASLEEP WITHIN 20 MINUTES.

   TUESDAY    4 - 30 - 19

  STAYED ON MY " KEEP UP WITH THE WEEDING " PROGRAM TODAY. I EVEN GOT BOTH KIDS TO HELP AND THE PUP WAS THE LOOK-OUT.  YES , WHILE WE WEEDED ALL OF US HAD TO LOOK OUT FOR AN ASSASSIN. ALL OF MY YOUNGEST FRIENDS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED. THEY ARE RELYING ON HER TO STAY IN THE GAME.  I WAS MAKING JOKES AND PLAYING WITH MY KIDS THE ENTIRE TIME. ANYTIME A CAR GO BY I YELL OUT " ASSASSIN !!!! " IF A JOGGER RAN BY ....." ASSASSIN !!!!!! " IF AN OLD LADY SLOWLY WALKED BY " A............SSAS...........SIN !!!! " YES , IT DID NOT TAKE LONG FOR MY KIDS TO BE COMPLETELY EMBARRASSED AND CALL ME A " NUDGE ".

  HAD MY ELDEST DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK. THIS WAS NICE.

  BEFORE I SHOWER SINCE I HAD DIRT ALL OVER ME BECAUSE I LITERALLY CRAWL AROUND IN THE FLOWER BEDS TO WEED I HAD WHEELS PERFORM HER FAVORITE THING. I BRING A SWIVEL CHAIR INTO THE SHOWER AND WHEELS SAYS FOR ME TAKE ALL MY CLOTHES OFF. YEP.........IT IS SEXY. I PUT ON SOME LIGHT MUSIC AND PLUG IN MY SHAVER.  I SPIN MY BACK TO WHEELS AND SHE GRABS " IT ". SHE BEGINS TO DO MY BODY FROM BEHIND.  USUALLY I LIKE IT WHEN I AM BEHIND HER. WITHIN 10 MINUTES WE ARE DONE. IT WAS AWESOME.  WHEELS SHAVED MY BACK. IT WAS LIKE GAME OF FUR.  I WAS DRESSED TO PROTECT THE WALL AT WINTERFELL BUT NOW LOOK LIKE A BABY ELEPHANT.

 FINISH SHOWERING AND OFF TO THE NAIL. I HAD A GOOD TIME PRACTICING POOL AND SHOOTING WITH OUR TEAM. I DID GET SOME EMAILING DONE AND BAND CALLING.

 PHILLIES LOSE TO SUCKY SUCK SUCK DETROIT TIGERS. THE 2ND WORST TEAM IN HITTING IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE......BLOW.  RADIO GOT ON VELASQUEZ FOR A HIGH PITCH COUNT. HOW ABOUT THE 2 FLY BALL ERRORS BY OUR 330 MILLION DOLLAR PLAYER ?  WE LOSE 3 - 1 AND ALL RUNS WERE UNEARNED.......BLOW.

 I ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS. I WATCH A HOSPITAL SHOW. I AM AMAZED HOW MANY POLICE AND HOSPITAL SHOWS THIS GIRL WATCHES.

  HANG OUT A LITTLE LONGER AND OFF TO BED.  I SLEEP OKAY.

  WEDNESDAY      5 - 1 - 19

 SO THOUGHT IT WAS TUESDAY. PRETTY LONG DAY AND NIGHT.

  7AM ......DRIVING YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND TO SCHOOL. I DECIDE TO TAKE A RIDE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT.  I LISTEN TO MUSIC AND SPEND CLOSE TO 90 MINUTES GETTING MY LIST COMPLETE. I WAS ALSO PICKING THINGS UP FOR FAMILY AND A FRIEND.

 DRIVE TO MY PARENTS HOUSE TO DROP OFF SOME PRODUCT I GOT FOR THEM AND HAVE BREAKFAST. MY DAD SAYS , " I THOUGHT YOU WERE WORKING AT YOUR BROTHER'S HOUSE TODAY ? " I REPLIED , " I AM ON WEDNESDAY. " HE REPLIES , " TODAY IS WEDNESDAY. " I RESPOND, " CRAP. "

  NEXT I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND DROP OFF PRODUCT THERE. THIS IS SO MUCH FUN.

  3 HOURS LATER AND AT 10:30AM I AM AT HOME. NOW I MUST UNLOAD $500 WORTH OF PRODUCT BY MYSELF. IT F'N BLOWS BIG TIME.....I HATE IT. I LET THE PUP OUT , PROP THE DOOR OPEN , PUT ON SOME MUSIC , AND SPEND 20 MINUTES UNLOADING.

  WHEN DONE I WRITE MY BLOG FOR THE DAY , EMAIL BANDS , AND COMPLETE MAY CALENDARS FOR THE NAIL.  IT IS NOW 1PM. I TRY TO LAY DOWN FOR JUST 30 MINUTES BUT MY PHONE GOES OFF. IT WAS THE HAVERTOWN POLICE SEEING IF I HAD SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. I DID TELL THEM I WOULD CALL THEM IF I HAD. I DID NOT.

  I HANG OUT WITH MY YOUNGEST ON AND OFF FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I GO IN HER ROOM AND SNUGGLE. I LEAVE IN 5 MINUTES. FIVE MINUTES LATER I COME BACK IN HER ROOM AND SNUGGLE. BY THE 5TH TIME MY KID WAS SIGHING. WE TALKED AND HUGGED AND AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

  OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO HELP WITH ELECTRIC AND DRY WALLING. I WAS TOLD 4:15PM SO I LEFT AT 4PM. I HAVE A WONDERFUL BACK WAY TO BYPASS TRAFFIC. UNFORTUNATELY , MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND IT IS PUSHED BACK UNTIL 5PM. I DECIDE TO GO TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND WASTE SOME TIME.....I'M GLAD I DID.

 I FORGOT I TOLD A PROMOTIONAL COMPANY TO CALL ME AT 4:30PM. I AM GLAD I BROUGHT MY COMPUTER AND BOOKS BECAUSE THIS PROMOTER IS BOOKING JEN CHAPIN....GOOGLE THE NAME. IT IS THE DAUGHTER OF HARRY CHAPIN. HE HAS THE SONGS - " CAT'S IN THE CRADLE " AND " TAXI " AND COUNTLESS OTHER SONGS. THE PROMOTER HAS CONNECTIONS WITH JOAN JETT AND THE ROLLING STONES. I TOLD HIM , " YOU KNOW THIS IS A TINY DIVE CLUB. "  I DID GOOGLE " JEN CHAPIN " AND HER NAME WAS VERY POPULAR.

  I STOCK ALL THE PRODUCT I DROPPED OFF EARLIER AND RE-DO THE MARQUEE. 

  AT 4:45PM I HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE.  BY 5PM WE ARE ROUGHING IN ELECTRIC AND DRY WALLING. MY NIECE WAS WALKING IN WITH MY SISTER-IN-LAW AND OF COURSE I HAD TO CHASE HER OUTSIDE. I HID BEHIND A TREE AND THE KID WAS GIGGLING THE WHOLE TIME.  WE GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND WHEN A 2ND BROTHER ARRIVED THE 3 OF US LAID OUT THE LIGHTING. I CUT ALL THE HOLES FOR THE LIGHTS AND RAN OUT OF TIME. BY 7:15PM I WAS HEADING BACK TO THE NAIL. I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

  OPEN THE NAIL AND START MY EMAILING AND BAND CALLS. I HAD SOME FRIENDS COME IN AND WE TALKED GAME OF THRONES THE WHOLE TIME. ONE FRIEND REALLY KNEW HIS CHARACTERS AND PLOTS. HE MADE A PREDICTION AND WE WILL SEE IF IT COMES TRUE.

  PHILLIES BATS COME ALIVE AND WIN. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE.  RECORD MOVES TO 17 - 13 AND REMAIN IN 1ST PLACE.

  CLOSE THE NAIL AND GIVE 2 PATRONS A RIDE HOME.

  I HEAD HOME MYSELF AND WAS TOO TIRED FOR A NIGHTCAP OR EVEN HANGING OUT. I WENT TO BED. I GO TO WATCH THE NEWS FOR 5 MINUTES BUT MY TV WAS ON HBO. OF COURSE , GAME OF THRONES WAS ON. I WATCHED ABOUT 20 MINUTES UNTIL FALLING ASLEEP.

 THURSDAY        5 - 2 - 19

  1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6...............76ERS !!

  OK , THIS WAS A FUN GAME TO WATCH FROM A PHILLY STAND POINT.  EMBIID'S WINDMILL SLAM , JIMMY BUCKETS BREAKAWAY DUNK , REDICK'S TIMELY 3 POINTERS , AND GREAT DEFENSE.  FROM WHAT I HEARD THE WELLS FARGO ARENA WAS THE LOUDEST THEY HAVE EVER HEARD. WE MUST THANK OUR PASSIONATE FANS.  76ERS BLOW OUT THE RAPTORS TO TAKE GAME 3 AND LEAD THE SERIES 2 - 1.

 BUT..........DON'T GET SUCKED IN YET. TORONTO BLEW US OUT IN THEIR 1ST HOME GAME WITH THEIR CROWD THAN LAPSED IN THEIR 2ND HOME GAME.  THE 76ERS CAN NOT LET THIS HAPPEN. THEY NEED THE FANS TO BE EVEN MORE CRAZY , WILD , AND LOUD ALONG WITH KEEPING THE INTENSITY.  SMART BASKETBALL , SMART PASSING , SMART SHOT SELECTIONS , AND AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE IS A MUST. IT WAS SO FUN TO SEE OUR FANS REALLY ENJOYING A 76ERS WIN. I ACTUALLY WAS LOOKING ONLINE FOR TICKETS......I MAY FOR SUNDAY'S GAME TOO.

 START MORNING WITH MY ROUTINE.........GET KID OFF TO SCHOOL. WE PICKED UP A FRIEND AND IT IS ALWAYS FUNNY TO HANG WITH THESE YOUNG ADULTS. I LOVE PLAYING WITH THEM.

  A NICE VISIT FROM MY SISTER-IN-LAW AND NEPHEW. I WAS HOOKING THEM UP WITH MY FAVORITE STORE BOUGHT MEATBALLS.

  FELT SLUGGISH ALL DAY BUT I DECIDED TO DO A SIDE JOB. I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN OFF TO A GUTTER / ROOF JOB ONLY 5 MINUTES FROM THERE.

  MY MEMORY IS GOING. I SET UP A 30' LADDER AND 3 TIMES I HAD TO CLIMB BACK DOWN FORGETTING TOOLS. MY SCREW GUN I PLACED ON A TRASHCAN LID RIGHT NEXT TO THE LADDER. I CLIMB UP AND FORGET THE SCREW GUN. I CLIMB BACK DOWN AND WALK TO MY VAN AND SAY TO MYSELF , " WHERE THE HELL IS MY SCREW GUN ? "  IT TOOK ME SEVERAL MINUTES TO REMEMBER IT WAS ON THE TRASHCAN LID RIGHT NEXT TO THE LADDER.  I FINISHED BEING ON THE ROOF AND SECURED A GUTTER. I TALKED TO THE OWNER WHO IS A REALLY NICE WOMAN. THE HUSBAND I KNOW FROM ANOTHER COMPANY AND OWNING THE NAIL.

  I ALSO SPRAY PAINT A BATHROOM SHOWER RACK.

   DECIDE TO JUST GO RIGHT TO THE NAIL AND A CAR IS BLOCKING THE GATE. I PARK BEHIND IT AND WALK TO THE BACK DOOR. I CHANGE THE FRYER'S OIL AND BEGIN LITTLE PROJECTS.  THEY MOVE THE CAR AND I MOVE MY VAN TO OUR BACK DOOR.

  I GO FULL CLEAN MODE......VACUUMING , DUSTING , BATHROOMS , AND MORE.  I THAN PREP FOR TOMORROW'S SHOW WHICH INVOLVES SETTING UP WALLS AND SIGNAGE. AT ONE POINT I GOT SO SLEEPY I LAID HALF UNDER A POOL TABLE TO PRETEND FIXING IT. I TRIED TO CLOSE MY EYES FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES BUT IT DID NOT WORK.

  DO SOME MORE LITTLE THINGS AND SETTLE IN ON THE COMPUTER. BY 8PM I WAS WATCHING THE 76ERS.

  AFTER THE GAME I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME.

  AT HOME I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITT'S CREEK " WHICH WAS GOOD. SHE GOES TO BED AND I TRY TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF " S.H.I.E.L.D " BUT FELL ASLEEP.

  NEW BARTENDER STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT. I ADORE THIS GIRL.

  FRIDAY / SATURDAY      5 - 3 / 5 - 4- 19

  I TOLD MYSELF 3 DIFFERENT TIMES ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS TO UPDATE THIS BLOG. I FORGOT ALL 3 TIMES. I WAS THAT BUSY.

  FRIDAY WE HAD 70 TICKET SALES FOR THE SHOW AND MAYBE 25 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. I FELT BAD BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO TRAIN A NEW BARTENDER. I GAVE OUR COOK OFF TOO. THE ONLY GOOD THING.....IT WAS A QUICK NIGHT.

  WHEELS HEADS TO THE SEASHORE WITH FRIENDS AND THE PARTYING BEGINS. 

  PHILLIES WIN ON FRIDAY AND THAN LOSE SATURDAY WITH A HEART CRUSHING RALLY BY WASHINGTON......... AFTER TAKING AN 8 - 5 LEAD IN THE 8TH INNING..........BLOW. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I WROTE THAT.

 GO TO CHURCH WITH MY KIDS FOR MY NEPHEW'S FIRST COMMUNION. IT WAS VERY NICE. I HAD SOME ISSUES WITH THE PRIEST'S SPEECH AND HOW WORDS AND LYRICS HAVE CHANGED SINCE I WAS A TEENAGER. IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO ....... DO YOU BELIEVE IN DARWIN'S " THEORY OF EVOLUTION " OR " WHISPER DOWN THE LANE "? DISCIPLES WROTE ABOUT A GREAT MAN NAMED JESUS. IT REALLY IS FACT VERSE POSSIBLE FICTION. THE PRIEST TODAY SAID , " FAITH IS DO YOU BELIEVE THE STORIES THE APOSTLES ARE TELLING ABOUT JESUS ? " I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " IF I TOLD A STORY TO THE FIRST PERSON IN THIS PEW AND IT HAD TO BE REPEATED LIKE " WHISPER DOWN THE LANE " ALL THE WAY TO THE OTHER END THE STORY WOULD CHANGE BIG TIME. NOW , I SEE WORDS AND LYRICS CHANGE IN THE PAMPHLETS AND CAN SEE THAT THE APOSTLES WORDS ARE CHANGED BIG TIME IN THE READINGS.  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

  ALSO , I REMEMBER A " SOPRANOS " EPISODE WHERE TONY IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING SHOT AND ALMOST DYING. HIS KID GIVES HIM A DINOSAUR BOOK AND HE IS LOOKING AT THE PICTURES OF THE ANCIENT LARGE REPTILES. A PRIEST COMES IN TO SAY SOME PRAYERS AND TELLS TONY , " YOU KNOW , THE DINOSAURS CAN NOT BE REAL ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE AND ITS TIME. " TONY RESPONDS, " WHAT THE FUCK YOU TALKING' ABOUT ? " IT IS KINDA MY POINT HERE.

   ALSO , IF JESUS WAS LIVING 2,000 YEARS AGO THAN ALL THE SCIENTIFIC FACTS OF DINOSAURS AND SUCH ARE FALSE. THIS IS WHERE I CONTEMPLATE FACT VERSE FICTION. WHICH ONE IS MORE BELIEVABLE ? " FAMILY GUY " DOES A SPOOF OF THIS AND HAS THE CHARACTER " JEANNIE " FROM THE TV SITCOM " I DREAM OF JEANNIE " JUST BLINKING HER EYES AND MAN INSTANTLY APPEARS WITH ANIMALS AND OTHER LIFE ON A BEACH. THEY ARE JOKING BUT HOW MUCH ?...... AND THEY DO MAKE A VALID POINT ?

  THERE'S MY LITTLE QUESTIONS :

  ANYWAY , A NICE PARTY WITH FOOD AND BOOZE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE ALOT OF FACES.  I LEFT THE PARTY WITH MY YOUNGEST AND ELDEST SINCE ONE WAS GOING DOWN THE SEASHORE AND THE OTHER WAS GOING TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY. I CALLED TO GO BACK TO THE PARTY BUT NO ANSWER.......SO I STAYED HOME. THIS MIGHT OF BEEN A GOOD THING SINCE I STARTED DRINKING EARLY AFTERNOON.

  WHEELS GOES TO OUR CONDO AND FINDS OUT ALL KINDS OF SHIT TOOLS , SCREEN DOORS , WINDOWS , FOOD , DRINK WAS BEING STORED IN OUR CONDO. TO SAY IT FUCKING RUINED MY NIGHT BY THESE GOD DAMN WORKERS STORING THEIR SHIT IN OUR HOUSE WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. SHE WENT THERE TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR A RENTER AND NOW WE HAVE TO RETURN.

  OUR YOUNGEST ARRIVES TO THE SAME CONDITIONS AT OUR CONDO......SHIT ALL OVER THE PLACE. SHE ALSO FOUND OUT 2 BREAKERS WERE TURNED OFF. WHAT IF OUR RENTERS CAME IN ?  WE ARE THE SHIT CONDO OUT OF 12 AND THIS PISSES ME OFF TO NO END. OUT OF THE 12 CONDOS THEY HAVE TO PICK FUCKING OURS !!

 I TRIED TURNING OUR " BRIGHTNESS " ALL THE WAY UP WHEN WATCHING GAME OF THRONES FOR THE 4TH TIME. IT DID WORK EXCELLENT.......JUST LOVE THE ENDING.

 WATCHED SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH ADAM SANDLER. I MUST SAY THERE WERE SEVERAL FUNNY SKITS AND BRINGING BACK " OPERA MAN " WAS FUNNY TOO.

 ACTUALLY STILL SEARCHING FOR LATE 76ERS DEALS. CRAIGSLIST IS SO TOUGH SOMETIMES WITH SCAMS THOUGH.

  OFF TO BED AND FALL ASLEEP. 2:30AM THE DOG BARKS AND I WAKE UP........CRAP. BACK TO BED AND WAKE UP AT 6AM......DAMN IT. BACK TO BED AND FALL ASLEEP TO 11AM WHEN MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF..........NICE.

   SUNDAY      5 - 5 - 19

 EVERYONE IS BACK HOME.  ME AND THE DOG ARE HAPPY.  OH............GAME OF........EH.

  I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN BECAUSE WE ARE PHILLY. HEART ACHE AND DISGUST. THE 76ERS LAID BACK IN THEIR 2ND HOME GAME AND IT COST THEM. EMBIID SICK AGAIN DID NOT HELP AND WATCHING OUR TEAM IS SO DAMN FRUSTRATING. WHY IS THE OTHER TEAM ALWAYS BETTER THAN US ?  WE PLAYED HORRIBLE AND STILL HAD A CHANCE TO WIN.  WHAT IRRITATES ME IS MISSED FOUL SHOTS , SO MANY F'N MISSED LAYUPS , AND PISS POOR DECISIONS ON SHOT SELECTION. EVER NOTICE THE RAPTORS HAVE VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE SHOTS WHILE THE 76ERS ARE SPINNING IN THE AIR SIDEWAYS TO MAKE A SHOT. THIS HAPPENS JUST TOO MUCH.  SIMMONS ON A 4 ON 1 BREAK DECIDED TO SPIN IN THE AIR AND TRY TO PASS THE BALL BACKWARDS. HIS HEAD ALMOST FUCKING HIT THE RIM !!??!!......WHY NOT FUCKING DUNK IT !!!   SO GLAD I DID NOT BUY TICKETS........SICKENING LOSS.  SERIES IS TIED 2 - 2 AND NOW RAPTORS ARE HEAVY FAVORITES TO WIN THE SERIES.

 PHILLIES WITH A GOOD WIN.......SHOULDA TOOK ALL 3.  WHEELS WAS THERE.

 YOUNGEST COMES HOME FROM LITTLE ONE NIGHT TRIP TO THE SEASHORE. MY LITTLE DUCK IS GROWING UP.

 WHEELS MAKES IT HOME FROM THE SEASHORE AND PHILLIES GAME. THAT'S A GOOD TIME.

  A POST ON FACEBOOK OF A SOFTBALL TEAM WHEELS PLAYED ON 30+ YEARS AGO.......THAT WAS A DAMN FUN TEAM. THE GIRL WHO MADE IT FUN WAS " MURPH ". NOT TOO MANY GIRLS MAKE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD BUT THIS IS ONE OF THEM. ANYONE REMEMBER HER " FIG NEWTOWN " SONG AND DANCE ? SHE PERFORMED IT SEVERAL TIMES AT WHEELSTOCKS OVER THE YEARS.

 LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW HAS TO BE RE-SCHEDULED FROM MAY 19TH TO ANOTHER DATE BECAUSE I AM AN IDIOT.

  ELDEST COMES HOME FROM A BIRTHDAY PARTY.......AT 8PM. IT STARTED AT MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE. THAT'S A GOOD PARTY.

 PSYCHED FOR GAME OF THRONES. I CLOSE ALL LIGHTS BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR. I SETTLE IN WITH A BEER AND LIME GIN AND GET READY FOR GAME.........OF.............THRONES !!!  I MUST AGREE WITH THE SOCIAL MEDIA FANS THAT THIS EPISODE WAS " EH " AT BEST. 95% OF THE SHOW WAS THEM DRINKING AND BANGING. HEY , WHEN YOU BEAT THE NIGHT KING YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE AND GET SOME ASS....BUT THE WHOLE SHOW ? OF COURSE THE ENDING OR LAST 3 MINUTES WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCHED A " BROCKMIRE " AND " SCHITT'S CREEK ". BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

AVENGERS : ENDGAME - THE FASTEST TO 2 BILLION DOLLARS EVER. THEY DID THESE SALES IN UNDER 2 WEEKS. AVATAR DID IT IN 47 DAYS.

  HEAD TO BED KINDA TIRED AND DISAPPOINTED IN GAME OF THRONES. THERE ARE 2 EPISODES LEFT.

   MONDAY       5 - 6 - 19

  CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN..........

  GAME OF THRONES FANS ARE NOT HAPPY SO FAR WITH HOW QUICKLY EVERYTHING IS DEVELOPING IN THIS LAST SEASON. THE STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP LEFT ON A TABLE DURING A SCENE DIDN'T HELP EITHER.  I WAS OKAY WITH THE FIRST 2 EPISODES AND THE 3RD WAS AWESOME. THE 4TH EPISODE I THOUGHT WAS SO-SO AT BEST. I ALSO FOUND OUT I WILL NOT BE NEAR A TV WITH HBO OR GAME OF THRONES NEXT SUNDAY WHICH IS THE SERIES FINALE......BLOW.

  NO BRANDY FOR 3+ MONTHS. MY SLEEPING HABITS ARE DEFINITELY BETTER AND NO SUGAR HEADACHES ARE NOT MISSED AT ALL. I THOUGHT FOR SURE ELIMINATING 3 ROCK GLASSES OF BLACKBERRY BRANDY EVERYDAY IN MY LIFE I WOULD SURELY DROP 10 POUNDS. I HAVEN'T.......BLOW.

 LOST MY MOTIVATION FOR SIDE JOBS. JUST DON'T HAVE THE ENERGY IT SEEMS. TODAY I GOT SO DAMN TIRED AROUND 1PM I HAD TO NAP. I FELL A SLEEP FOR 3+ HOURS. THIS IS A GOOD THING SINCE I SLEPT BAD THE NIGHT BEFORE.

 WELP , IT IS MULCHING SEASON AND I AM SICK OF WEEDING. SO TODAY I STARTED A PROJECT. I HAD A LARGE CARPET IN MY GARAGE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I USUALLY USE THEM FOR THE STAGE AT THE NAIL BUT THIS RUG WAS STORED TOO LONG ON THE GROUND.  I PICKED THE 2 HARDEST PLACES FOR WEEDING OUT OF OUR GARDENS. I DRUG THIS MONSTER CARPET DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AND BEGAN CUTTING IT INTO PIECES. I PLACED THE OLD CARPET UPSIDE DOWN IN OUR GARDENS WHERE WEEDS ARE. IF I SEE ANOTHER WEED IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS IN THESE PLACES I WILL BE SO PISSED.

  A WONDERFUL FAMILY DINNER OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO WITH THE PUP.  THESE LITTLE MOMENTS I LOVE.

  OFF TO THE NAIL BUT FIRST I STOP FOR A CRAIGSLIST FIND. SINCE I WAS DOING THE CARPET THING ON OUR WEEDS I LOOKED FOR " FREE CARPET " ON CRAIGSLIST. I FOUND ONE IN HAVERTOWN. A VERY NICE YOUNG FAMILY WITH 2 KIDS IN MY OLD STUMPING GROUNDS. I PICKED IT UP AND HEADED TO WORK.

  HAD A FUN NIGHT BUT BY 10PM EVERYONE ROLLED OUT.......SO THAT MEANS ME TOO.

  AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SCHITTS'S CREEK ".  AGAIN , IT WAS CLEVER WRITING.

  IT'S WEIRD....I DO NOT FEEL LIKE DRINKING ANYMORE. I THINK I DO IT AS A REFLEX OR LIKE THE GROUND HOG DAY MOVIE.

  OFF TO BED AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I WAS UP SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. BY 5AM I WAS PISSED AT MYSELF.

  TUESDAY        5 - 7 - 19

  HOW THE " F " DO I WRITE ABOUT MY LIFE WHEN THESE SENSELESS TRAGEDIES KEEP HAPPENING ? YESTERDAY , I READ MORE AMERICAN STUDENTS HAVE DIED IN THE LAST 10 YEARS THAN SOLDIERS FIGHTING ABROAD IN WARS. TONIGHT ON THE NEWS I SEE ANOTHER FUCKING SCHOOL SHOOTING. THIS ONE IN COLORADO.  MY FIRST THOUGHT WHEN I SAW " ONLY " ONE STUDENT DIED BECAUSE I WAS THINKING THEY SAY 50.....AND THAN I SAID TO MYSELF , " ONE IS TOO FUCKING MANY. WHAT IF IT WAS MY KID ? " OH MY GOD THESE DAMN FUCKING BENT OUT OF SHAPE KILLERS WHO SPRAYED PAINTED THE SIDE OF THEIR CAR " FUCK SOCIETY ".  YEAH ? FUCK SOCIETY ? YOU FUCKING LOWLIFE MOTHERFUCKERS !! BIG TOUGH GUYS SHOOTING FUCKING KINDERGARTEN KIDS !! I HOPE THESE FUCKING 2 SCUM SUCKING FUCKERS GET WHAT'S COMING TO THEM...... A COCK IN THE ASS EVERY 15 MINUTES. EVERY PARENT AND FAMILY MEMBER SHOULD BE ABLE TO STAND IN LINE TO FUCKING SLAP THEM RIGHT IN THE FACE FOR BEING FUCKING SCUM OF THE EARTH. IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE " SOCIETY " THAN PUT A FUCKING BULLET IN YOUR OWN FUCKING HEAD AND BE DONE WITH IT. WE WON'T FUCKING MISS YOU ONE FUCKING BIT.  THE FRANTIC PARENTS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE THEIR YOUNG KIDS WERE MUST OF BEEN SO PAINFUL. OH MY GOD I WOULD NEVER WANT THAT PANIC. CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE THE PARENTS WHO LOST THEIR CHILD. WHAT A FUCKING WORLD.  YO GOD !!!.......LITTLE HELP HERE.  WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING !!??!!??!!

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  I GET SO DAMN ANGRY ON THESE YOUNG WHITE KIDS WHO THINK THE WORLD IS SO DAMN BAD AND DECIDE TO OFF OTHER KIDS.  JESUS CHRIST I REALLY HATE THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF THE NEWS......ALL DEATH.

 MY INSIGNIFICANT DAY : 

 I DECIDE TO DO MORE PREPPING OF THE GARDENS SINCE I KNOW THE HEAT IS COMING.  I USE THE CRAIGSLIST CARPET I GOT YESTERDAY AND 2 ROLLS OF PLASTIC / CLOTH FOR TABLES FROM THE NAIL THAT HAVEN'T BEEN USED IN 1 YEAR.  I PLACED THEM ON OUR GARDENS AS BARRIERS TO PREVENT SUN TO FEED THE WEEDS. THE PUP JOINS ME.

  BACK INSIDE I SHOWER AND HEAD TO A 5 HOUR SIDE JOB IN PLYMOUTH MEETING. I HAVE BEEN PUTTING IT OFF SINCE LAST WEEK SO TODAY I HAD TO GET IT DONE. I'M GLAD I DID.

  BACK HOME FOR JUST 10 MINUTES. I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN TAKE A DRIVE TO AUTOZONE. ONE HOUR BEFORE MY MANAGER CALLED THEM TO SEE IF THEY ACCEPTED USED BATTERIES. A WOMAN NAMED RENEE SAID YES AND THEY WOULD GIVE US A $20 STORE CREDIT FOR THE 2 BATTERIES.  I DID NOT BRING IN THE BATTERIES YET. I WALK IN SAY " RENEE ? " SHE SAYS , " YES ? "  I EXPLAIN THE BATTERY SITUATION AND SHE CAN NOT REMEMBER. I TELL HER MY MANAGER CALLED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. SHE STILL DID NOT REMEMBER. RENEE WOULD NOT BE MY MANAGER. FINALLY SHE JUST SAID , " BRING IT IN AND I WILL GIVE YOU A STORE CREDIT. " I GOT A $20 PRE-PAID CREDIT CARD.

  ALL KINDS OF TRAFFIC ON HAVERFORD ROAD SO I DECIDE TO TAKE A WONDERFUL BACK DOOR VIA KARAKUNG DRIVE. LITTLE DID I KNOW THEY TOOK A WHOLE BRIDGE OUT ON MANOA ROAD. LUCKILY , I KNEW A BACK-UP SHORT CUT VIA POWDER MILL PARK. IT WORKED PERFECTLY. 

  OH......THE SIDE JOB I WENT TOO.....CONSTRUCTION ON THE ROAD TO THE BUILDING. I PRETTY MUCH HAD TO GO AROUND PLYMOUTH MEETING TOWNSHIP TO GET IN FROM THE OPPOSITE SIDE.

  AT THE NAIL I BEGIN SEVERAL PROJECTS ALONG WITH ORDERING BEER AND LIQUOR. I GET SOME EMAILING DONE AND SETTLE IN FOR THE NIGHT.  I OPEN UP THE POOL TABLES FOR THE PLAYERS PRACTICING ON THEIR DAY OFF.  I TEXT MY YOUNGEST SHE WILL BE PICKED UP BY HER SISTER.

  I GET A CALL FROM MY YOUNGEST. I AM THINKING SHE DID NOT GET MY TEXT ABOUT HER SISTER PICKING HER UP. I WAS WRONG.  THE KID CALLS AND ASKS IF I HAVE MONEY FOR DINNER. SHE SAYS SHE IS IN THE MOOD FOR SUSHI. I SAY I HAVE SOME MONEY. SHE REPLIES , " OK GOOD......BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE NAIL'S PARKING LOT. " I WALK OUTSIDE AND THEY ARE BOTH LAUGHING.  I TAKE ALL MY CASH OUT IN  MY WALLET AND I ASK MY YOUNGEST TO COUNT IT. SHE SAYS $27. MY ELDEST GIGGLES , " OH GOOD. NOW THERE IS ENOUGH FOR ME TO GET SUSHI TOO. " THEY BOTH GIGGLE AND DRIVE AWAY. IT COST ME $27 TO HAVE MY ELDEST PICK UP MY YOUNGEST FROM WORK. THE FUNNY THING WAS.....SEEING THEM LAUGHING TOGETHER AS THEY DROVE AWAY MADE ME FEEL GOOD.....BONDING. I TRULY HOPE THEY WILL BE BEST FRIENDS THEIR WHOLE LIVES.

 BACK INSIDE TO FINISH MY WORK. ONE HOUR LATER MY ELDEST RETURNS AND SAYS SHE WILL WORK THE SHIFT. I STARE AT HER IN DISBELIEF AND SHE SAYS , " I GOT NOTHING ELSE TO DO. " WELL , YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME TWICE. I ROLL HOME.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH A HORRIBLE DISGUSTING 76ERS PLAYOFF GAME WHERE THEY LOST BY ALMOST 40 POINTS. IT WAS SICKENING TO WATCH.

  PHILLIES WITH A NICE COMEBACK WIN ESPECIALLY WITH A HARPER GRAND SLAM. THAT SHOULD SHUT UP THE CRITICS FOR A DAY.

 FRIENDS STOP OVER FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I BOUGHT THEM A LARGE 5 POUND PRE-SLICED AMERICAN CHEESE FROM THE DELI DEPARTMENT AT RESTAURANT DEPOT. IT'S A GOOD DEAL......$15.

  OFF TO BED TO CHILL FOR THE NIGHT.

  DREAM ABOUT FIGHTING A VERY LARGE BLACK BEAR. HERE IS WHAT I REMEMBER. I BELIEVE IT WAS IN 3 PARTS.

 1 - I SEE A VERY LARGE FEMALE BLACK BEAR WITH A CUB. I INSTANTLY KNOW THIS IS DANGER.  THE BEAR CHARGES ME. I DECIDE TO FAKE ONE WAY AND JUMP TO THE SIDE. THE BEAR GOES FLYING BY ME BUT QUICKLY SPINS AND CHARGES ME AGAIN.  THIS IS ALL IN A PARK NEAR MY PARENTS HOUSE WHERE I GREW UP. THE VERY LARGE BEAR CHARGES ME AGAIN. THIS TIME I STAND TALL AND YELL OBSCENITIES AT THE BEAR AS IT RUNS AT ME. THE MONSTER BEAR SLOWS TO ALMOST A STOP. I DROP TO THE GROUND AS THE BEAR GOES OVER ME.  I THAN LUNGE UPWARDS SPREADING MY ARMS AND HUGGING THE BEAR FROM UNDERNEATH. I HOLD ON LIKE A BABY MONKEY TO IT'S MONKEY MOM. YOU VISUALIZING THIS ?  THE BEAR IS TOTALLY CONFUSED AND BEGINS TO RUN SO I LET GO AND IT HEADS STRAIGHT TOWARDS A GIRL WALKING A BABY IN A STROLLER......I KNOW THIS GIRL.

 2 - THE GIRL IS DEB F. I KNOW HER AND SHE OCCASIONALLY WALKS A BABY IN A STROLLER IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. I SEE THE BEAR CHARGE HER AND IMMEDIATELY TAKE OFF FOLLOWING THE BEAR. I YELL TO HER , " PLAY DEAD !! PLAY DEAD !! " SHE DROPS TO THE GROUND AND I YELL AT THE BEAR , " STOP !! HERE I AM !! COME GET ME !!! " THE BEAR BARRELS INTO THE STROLLER KNOCKING IT OVER BUT MY FRIEND PLAYS IT SMART AND DOES NOT MOVE. THE BABY DOESN'T EVEN CRY IN THE STROLLER.  I KEEP YELLING AND I GET THE BEAR'S ATTENTION. IT CHARGES ME FOR A 3RD TIME. THIS TIME I RUN TO MY PARENTS PORCH AND IN THEIR HOUSE.

 3 - MY DAD IS SITTING AT THE KITCHEN TABLE AND HEARS ME COME CRASHING IN. I SLAM THE DOOR BEHIND ME AS THE BEAR SLAMS INTO IT. THE GROWLING AND SNARLING SCARES MY DAD AND HE YELLS , " WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ??!!! " I SCREAM , " IT'S A BEAR AND I AM TRYING TO KEEP HIM FROM HARMING A GIRL AND A BABY. "  HE JUMPS UP AND YELLS , " WHAT ABOUT HARMING US ?? !! " AND HELPS ME HOLD THE DOOR..............dream ends.

   WEDNESDAY      5 - 8 - 19

  Et tu Brute ?............AND YOU THINK YOU KNOW PEOPLE.

  I HAD A 4 PHASE DAY..........4 IS THE HARDEST.   DO MY NORMAL MORNING STUFF AND THAN IT WAS FULL PHASE MODE. MY HANDS AND LEGS HURT JUST WRITING THIS NOW......AT 5:30AM.

 PHASE 1 - UNLOAD ALL TOOLS FROM OUR VAN AND BRING THEM INTO OUR KITCHEN. - DONE  - ( BEST VEHICLE EVER ) WHEELS WANTED IT SOLD 11 YEARS AGO.

 PHASE 2 - REMOVE ALL CAR SEATS - DONE - WHEELS WENT " THELMA AND LOUIS " ON OUR GOOD VAN 2 YEARS AGO SO NOW I HAVE TO LIFT THESE HEAVY SEATS OUT EVERY TIME

 PHASE 3 - LINE THE INTERIOR OF OUR VAN WITH WOOD , TARPS , AND PLASTIC. I USED BUNGEE CORDS AND SOME PIECES OF PLYWOOD TO GIVE IT A SLIGHT ANGLE TOWARDS THE BACK. - DONE.

 PHASE 4A - LAY DOWN CARDBOARD OVER THE WEEDS.

 PHASE 4B - CRAP.........THIS IS THE HARDEST. LAST YEAR I FILLED OUR VAN 4 1/2 TIMES. I DROVE TO OUR LOCAL PARK WHERE FREE MULCH IS DROPPED OFF. IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD DARK MULCH. I THINK I OVERFILLED THE VAN BECAUSE NOW MY BRAKES AND OTHER MOVING PARTS ARE MAKING ALL KINDS OF NOISE. I RETURN AND MULCH THE HARDEST GARDENS FIRST. WE HAVE 6 GARDENS AND I DID 3.

  ** 2 LANDSCAPERS ARE MULCHING THE YANGMING RESTAURANT AND MY NEIGHBORS HOUSE ABOUT A BLOCK AWAY. I STOPPED AND ASKED BOTH FOR PRICING JUST TO GET A FEEL.  YANGMING..........$2200. THE NEIGHBOR UP THE STREET...........$1100. BOTH PRICES INCLUDED MULCH AND LABOR.  BOTH I WILL NOT USE BECAUSE FREE IS GOOD **

 PHASE 4B - CONTINUED - THROUGH MANIPULATION I GET BOTH KIDS TO HELP WITH THE 2ND MULCH LOAD. MY ELDEST AND I TAKE A RIDE AND FILL THE VAN BIG TIME. I TALK TO A NICE OLD LADY WALKING A DOG. WE TALKED MULCH. NEVER THOUGHT I EVER DO THAT. ANYWAY , IT IS A HUGE HELP WHEN 2 PEOPLE SHOVEL IN 600 POUNDS OF WET MULCH INTO A 1988 MINIVAN......HUGE.  WE RETURN AND OUR YOUNGEST IS THE 3RD HELPER. ALL 3 OF US MULCH THE BIGGEST GARDEN. WE GET DOWN ABOUT 75%.  BY 5PM I COULD NOT MULCH NO MORE. AFTER DAY ONE WE GOT 3 3/4 GARDENS DONE OUT OF 6.

  A WONDERFUL MEAL OUT ON THE PATIO PREPARED BY WHEELS. I LOVE EATING OUTDOORS , WAVING TO NEIGHBORS , AND JUST MAKING THE KIDS LAUGH. WE ACTUALLY TALKED ABOUT SERIOUS STUFF LIKE WILLS , RENTAL PROPERTIES , AND INVESTMENTS. I ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT.....ESPECIALLY MAKING THE KIDS AND WHEELS LAUGH.

  OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER. I HAVE BEEN DRINKING LIME GIN INSTEAD OF BLACKBERRY BRANDY. OUT OF MY 50 BOTTLE ORDER GUESS WHICH ONE THEY DID NOT HAVE IN STOCK ?......LIME GIN. MAYBE THIS IS A GOOD THING NOT HAVING IT IN THE HOUSE. SO GOING BACK TO BRANDY. I DID SEE BOBBY PEPPERS AND TALKED TO HIM.

 TO THE NAIL TO PREP , STOCK LIQUOR , AND DO SOME ODD JOBS ON MY PUNCH LIST. I GOT EVERYTHING DONE AND A FRIEND HELPED ME CONNECT A BLUE TOOTH SPEAKER TO MY CELL PHONE. I AM AMAZED THAT THROUGH THE AIR I CAN LISTEN TO MUSIC ON THIS SMALL SPEAKER YOU CAN HANG FROM A BELT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH A HOCKEY GAME 7 AND WIND DOWN. MY HANDS AND LEGS HURT FROM THIS LONG DAY AND NIGHT. OFF TO BED WHERE I DID NOT FALL ASLEEP UNTIL 1AM. I GOT UP AT 5AM.......BLOW.

 MY BEEF :

 OUR FRIENDS AT RAMBO'S DELCO RADIO DO THIS ANNUAL POLL OF " MOST DELCO BAR " COMPETITION. THEY CHOOSE 128 BARS AND USE A NCAA BRACKET FOR FANS AND FRIENDS TO VOTE ON. THE NAIL WON THE FIRST ROUND OVER A PLACE CALLED JOHNNY B'S.  WE WON 53% TO 47%.

  THE NEXT ROUND WE FACE #1 SEED TROPHY TAVERN. BY NOON WE ARE DOWN 75% TO 25%.  THE NAIL IS A #16 SEED SO IT LOOKS LIKE OUR COMPETITION IS GOING TO BE OVER REAL SOON. THE #1 SEED SMOKED THEIR 1ST ROUND OPPONENT CHASERS BAR 68% TO 32%. IT IS DEFINITELY NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR THE LITTLE NAIL.

  ALSO , THE GUYS WHO RUN THE POLL ARE BIG FANS OF THE #1 SEED AND ACTUALLY VOTED TWICE FOR THEM. A FORMAL PROTEST WILL BE INVESTIGATED ESPECIALLY SINCE IT IS A BAND WHO PLAYS THE NAIL ALL THE TIME AND WE PROMOTE THEIR RADIO SHOW EVERY MONTH ON LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW. OK , SO WE GOT BACKSTABBED LIKE CAESAR.  BUT , IT IS A FRIENDLY COMPETITION , AND IN THE BIG PICTURE OF LIFE IT MEANS NOTHING....BUT IT IS FUN !!

  SO WHY THE " Et tu Brute ? " IN THE START OF THIS BLOG ?  THE 3RD REASON IS WHY.

 YOU CAN SEE WHO VOTED......

 REASON 1 - MY ELDEST BEST FRIEND AND SHE CALLS HIM A BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY IS HER FAMILY VOTED FOR THE #1 SEED. I THREATENED SENDING OVER BROTHERS TO HIS HOUSE. IT WAS AN HONEST MISTAKE SINCE HE DID NOT KNOW THE #1 SEED'S BAR AND HE UNDID HIS VOTE TO SUPPORT THE NAIL.  OK.....COOL.

 REASON 2 - A FORMER FEMALE BARTENDER WHO I TOTALLY DUG VOTED FOR THE #1 SEED. I WROTE ON HER PAGE " Et tu Brute ? ". SHE WAS CONFUSED.  I MADE A JOKE ABOUT VOTING AND SHE RESPONDED , " OOPS ". OK , SO WE LIVE WITH THAT EVEN THOUGH I HELPED HER AND GAVE HER A BARTENDING JOB.

 REASON 3 - I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD. THIS GUY IS A REGULAR. I MEAN AT LEAST STOPS IN ONCE A WEEK. HE WORKED THE DOOR AND BARTENDED HERE. I BELIEVE HE ATTENDED WHEELSTOCKS. JESUS ....THAT ALONE SHOULD BE A VOTE FOR THE NAIL. WE LET HIM IN FOR FREE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. HE GETS TO WATCH WRESTLING AND USE OUR WIFI. WELL , HE VOTED FOR THE OTHER BAR. SOME OF US WERE OUTRAGED......OKAY , NOT THAT MUCH BUT HIS FAVORITE BEER JUST DOUBLED IN PRICE AND HE WILL BE CHARGED A COVER FROM NOW ON.

  TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK GO TO " DELCO LIVE " ( BLUE BALL ) AND SCROLL DOWN TO RUSTY NAIL.

  AS OF 7AM THURSDAY MORNING , THE NAIL TOOK THE LEAD 53% TO 47%. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ???!!!!  THURSDAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF VOTING.

  THURSDAY        5 - 9 - 19

 DELCO LIVE 128 BAR COMPETITION CONTINUES AS THE NAIL WINS ROUND 2 AND ADVANCES TO THE FINAL 32.  THIS WILL BE THE TOUGHEST YET AS WE FACE A 4 TIME CHAMPION. TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK GO TO " DELCO LIVE " ( BLUE BALL ) AND SCROLL DOWN TO RUSTY NAIL.

  MORE MULCHING.......2 MORE VAN LOADS. THIS IS 4 TOTAL.  EVERY YEAR IT IS 4 1/2 VAN LOADS. THIS YEAR IS THE SAME. TOMORROW I NEED JUST A HALF LOAD TO FINISH. IT IS THE EASIEST GARDEN SO NO BIG DEAL.....THOUGH MY HANDS HURT.

  OH , ONE FAMILY MEMBER WANTS ME TO HELP HIM MULCH HIS HOUSE TOMORROW AND ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER WANTS ME TO HELP HIM HANG DRYWALL ON SATURDAY..........NICE.

  EARLY MORNING I TAKE MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND TO SCHOOL. I RETURN HOME AND BEGIN WEEDING OUR GARAGE GARDEN AND LAYING DOWN MORE CARDBOARD.  I REALLY AM TRYING TO PREVENT WEEDS FOR THE FUTURE. I KNOW THE CARPET I PUT DOWN WILL LAST 20 YEARS WITH NO WEEDS.

  WHILE LOADING MULCH AN OLD GERMAN WOMAN PULLS UP NEXT TO ME. SHE HAS 2 SMALL BAGS AND TRIES TO LOAD MULCH INTO THE BAG WHILE HOLDING THE BAG OPEN. OF COURSE I HELP HER AND LOAD THE BAGS IN HER CAR. SHE WAS SO DELIGHTED AND ASKED , " WILL YOU BE HERE TOMORROW ? "

  THE OTHER DAY I TOLD MYSELF TO WATCH THE PHILLIES AFTERNOON GAME. I GET TO THE NAIL AT NIGHT AND SEE THE GAME ON. THE TV'S ARE ALWAYS MUTED SO I TRY TO TUNE IN THE GAME VIA THE RADIO. I CAN NOT FIND THE RADIO STATION THAT ALWAYS AIRS THE GAME. I AM THINKING , " WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE ? " I SEARCH FOR ALTERNATE STATIONS WITH NO LUCK. AFTER 10 MINUTES I REALIZED IT WAS A REPLAY FROM THE AFTERNOON GAME I FORGOT ABOUT. I GOOGLED HOW THEY DID AND WATCHED THE REPLAY. PHILLIES WON 5 - 0.

  OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I WAS SO TIRED FROM MULCHING AND WEEDING ALL MORNING I ONLY STOCKED THE NECESSARY BEERS.  I WAS BACK HOME IN ONE HOUR.

  BACK HOME I TOOK A NAP AND THAN DID ONE MORE VAN LOAD. MY ELDEST HELPED ME FOR 25 MINUTES.

  LOST ABOUT 45 MINUTES -- IN THE RAIN MY VAN GOT STUCK ON A SMALL SIDE HILL OF OUR DRIVEWAY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. I TRIED ROCKING IT AND HAD MY ELDEST DRIVE WHILE I PUSHED. IT DID NOT WORK. I PUT CARDBOARD AND WOOD UNDER THE WHEEL AND DUG OUT LARGE PATCHES OF GRASS UNDERNEATH THE WHEEL. AGAIN , TO NO AVAIL. I DECIDE TO TAKE LUNCH WITH WHEELS AND RE-ACCESS.

 AFTER LUNCH I GET THE VAN TO ROCK BACK AND FORTH. I ACTUALLY MOVE IT TO THE POINT WHERE I THINK I AM DONE BEING STUCK........NOPE. THE WHEEL THAT SPINS IS NOW UP IN THE AIR. I IMMEDIATELY THINK OF THE MOVIE " MY COUSIN VINNY " WHERE ACTRESS MARISSA TOMEI AKA MONA LISA VITO SAYS , " CHRIS'S MINIVAN DOES NOT HAVE SLIP DIFFERENTIAL WHICH DISTRIBUTES POWER EQUALLY TO BOTH THE RIGHT AND LEFT TIRES. CHRIS'S 64' SKYLARK MINIVAN HAS REGULAR DIFFERENTIAL , WHICH , ANYONE WHO'S BEEN STUCK IN THE MUD IN HAVERTOWN KNOWS , YOU STEP ON THE GAS , ONE TIRE SPINS , THE OTHER DOES NOTHING. " 

  I FIND 2 STRONG WIRE ROPES AND ATTACH THEM TO THE BACK OF OUR 4 WHEEL DRIVE JEEP. THE OTHER END I TIE UNDERNEATH TO THE VAN.  MY ELDEST GETS IN AND USING WALKING TALKIES WE GET THE VAN UN-STUCK. I COULD NOT BELIEVED IT WORKED.

   YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND SHE HELPS ME TRASHCAN WEEDS , PLACE DOWN SEASHELLS , AND SWEEP OFF THE TOP WOOD EDGES OF THE SPRAYED MULCH. I LATER TOOK PICTURES AND POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK.

  A NICE FAMILY DINNER 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW. WE TURN ON LOW MUSIC AND JUST CHILLED. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 ROLL TO THE NAIL TO FINISH STOCKING BEER.  I ALSO INSTALLED A BATHROOM DEVICE , TIGHTENED SOME TV CABLE WIRES ON OUR BIG TV I LOVE , AND GOT SOME EMAILS DONE ALONG WITH THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. BY 8PM IT WAS TIME TO SIT WITH SOME PATRONS AND WATCH OUR 76ERS !!!

  76ERS AND A HEALTHY EMBIID PRETTY MUCH HAD CONTROL THIS ENTIRE GAME. JIMMY BUCKETS WAS THE MOTIVATOR AGAIN. IT WAS SO DAMN FUN TO SEE !!! THEY FORCE A GAME 7 ON SUNDAY AT 7PM. THIS WILL BE A VERY TOUGH GAME.

 BY 11:15PM I CLOSE AND GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME.

  I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND HEAD TO BED.  MY BODY IS HURTING. TO HELP I HAVE BEEN TAKING ADVIL THE LAST 2 MORNINGS.

 REMEMBER TO VOTE -- ON FACEBOOK -- GO TO " DELCO LIVE " ( BLUE BALL ) AND SCROLL DOWN TO RUSTY NAIL.

  FRIDAY       5 - 10 - 19

  OHHHHHHH NELLIE.

  REALLY GETTING SICK OF MULCHING.  THIS MORNING I HELPED A FAMILY MEMBER AND DID HIS WHOLE HOUSE BEDS. I HAVE FILLED THIS VAN 5 TIMES. MY HANDS AND KNEES HURT.

 HEAD HOME BUT STOP AT A NEW LOCATION FOR MULCH SINCE MY LOCAL ONE IS DEPLETED. I HALF FILL MY VAN. THIS IS 6 TIMES FILLING IT. I DRIVE HOME AND MY ELDEST HELPS ME MULCH AND FINISH THE FINAL GARDEN.

 MY RELIABLE VAN HAS TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORSE. I FEAR THE VEHICLE IS ON ITS LAST LEGS.  IT HAS HIGH PITCHING SQUEAKING AND MOVES LIKE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS ON. IT ALSO HAS AN ODOR THAT SMELLS LIKE SOMETHING IS NOT RUNNING RIGHT.

 SPEAKING OF LAST LEGS. OUR PUP NELLIE HAS TO GO IN FOR SURGERY. SHE HAS THIS LARGE  CYST ON THE BOTTOM OUTSIDE OF HER BOTTOM TEETH. WE NOTICED IT IS GROWING SO THE VET WANTS TO REMOVE IT AND 2 TEETH. THIS DOG WILL BE 11 YEARS OLD SOON AND I AM CONCERNED TO SAY THE LEAST. SHE HAS BROUGHT UNLIMITED JOY TO THIS HOUSE AND OUR FAMILY. I TRULY HOPE SHE STAYS WITH US MUCH LONGER. SURGERY IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK.

  ALL OF US TALK IN THE MAIN ROOM. IT IS SO FUNNY HOW THE GIRLS GANG UP ON ME.....EVEN THOUGH I AM RIGHT MOST OF THE TIME.

  WHEELS AND I PLANNED ON HEADING TO THE SHORE TO PREP THE CONDO FOR RENTERS. THIS MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER , 76ERS GAME , AND GAME OF THRONES.

   ROLL TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I LOAD IN BANDS AND HANG A BIT. I HAD FUN TALKING TO OUR BARTENDER AND CHILLING.

  BACK HOME WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST WATCH THE MOVE " BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY ". IT WAS VERY GOOD. IT WAS EXCELLENT. IT WAS MOTIVATING. IT WAS SAD. IT MADE WHEELS CRY.....AGAIN ( SHE SEEN THE MOVIE BEFORE )

  SATURDAY        5 - 11 - 19

WANT A LONG DAY ?.................I FEEL OLD BUT AT LEAST I LOOK BETTER THAN A GUY I SAW TONIGHT.

  UP AT 6AM AND OUT THE DOOR BY 7:45AM. I DROP MY YOUNGEST OFF AT WORK AND HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR OVER AN HOUR TO CLEAN AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. 

  STOP TO MEET AT MY BROTHER'S HOUSE WHERE HE DECIDES TO CHANGE HIS ROOM LAYOUT FROM THE MONSTER TEAR-OUT WE DID 2 WEEKS AGO. HE NOW WANTS TO REMOVE A PILLAR AND INSTALL A 20' BEAM.....OH MY GOD.

  AFTER 5 HOURS WE INSTALL THE BEAM WITH 4 BROTHERS TOTAL.....WITH IT FALLING ONCE.  WE BEGIN SOME CEILING DRY WALLING BUT I WAS RUNNING OUT OF STEAM. IT DID COME OUT REALLY NICE.

  LEAVE AROUND 1:45PM AND PICK UP MY YOUNGEST FROM WORK. WE HEAD HOME. I SPLIT A HORRIBLE CHEESE STEAK WITH THE KID.

  AT HOME AND AFTER LUNCH I TAKE A NAP FOR 30 MINUTES. I THINK I SLEPT 15 MINUTES WHICH IS OKAY I GUESS.

 AT 4:45PM , I SHOWER AND HEAD TO A GRADUATION PARTY. FAMILY WAS FUN AND SO WAS THE FOOD......BUT I HAD TO ROLL OUT PRETTY QUICKLY WHICH SUCKED.

  AT THE NAIL BY 7PM AND THE BANDS ARE WAITING FOR ME. I DID THE DOOR AND BARTENDED BECAUSE THE BARTENDER WAS LATE.  I MADE A MISTAKE AND KEPT PUSHING HER BACK FROM 7PM TO 7:30PM TO 8PM TO 8:30PM. SHE ARRIVED AT 8:45PM AND I WAS FINALLY RELIEVED FROM DOING BOTH JOBS.

 ONE BAND DID ALL THE SOUND WHICH IS GREAT FOR ME. HE ALSO DID IT REMOTELY WHICH WAS PRETTY COOL.  ANOTHER REALLY NICE WOMAN RAN CAMERAS TO DO A LIVE FEED VIA INTERNET. THAT WAS KINDA COOL.

  THE RAIN HURT THE NIGHT BUT IT WAS A STEADY CROWD. EVERYONE WAS COOL AND I FOUGHT CIGARETTE THROWING BUTTS ALL NIGHT. IT WAS A NON-SMOKING EVENT AND I AM AMAZED HOW MANY PEOPLE LITTER. THEY JUST DON'T CARE. I KNOW IT IS A PET PEEVE OF MINE BUT AN ASHTRAY IS LITERALLY 3 FEET AWAY.

  PHILLIES WITH A NICE SHUT-OUT WIN.

 WHEELS AND I HAD PLANS TO HEAD TO THE SEASHORE TO PREP OUR CONDO FOR THE 1ST RENTER OF THE SEASON , CHECK ON THE WORK BEING DONE , AND DO A MOTHER'S DAY DINNER WITH HER FAMILY. THIS WAS PUT OFF BECAUSE OF WEATHER , 76ERS GAME , NO HBO, AND GAME OF THRONES.........NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER.

  MY ELDEST SAYS TO ME , " YOU SHOULD TREAT YOURSELF  FOR WORKING SO HARD WITH MULCHING AND HELPING YOUR BROTHERS. WE SHOULD GO OUT TO AN EARLY DINNER FOR MOTHER'S DAY TOO.  A KINDA OF 2 FOR 1 THING. " I STAYED HOME AND WHEELS AND THE KIDS WENT OUT TO EARLY DINNER. I THOUGHT I DID NOT HAVE TIME PLUS I WASN'T HUNGRY. WHEN THEY PULLED UP I WAS LEAVING FOR THE NAIL.....SO COULD OF WENT. ( THIS WAS FRIDAY ).

  BY 2AM WE WERE CLOSING THE NAIL. MY LEGS WERE HURTING BIG TIME FROM STANDING AND HELPING PATRONS AND BANDS ALL NIGHT.  THE BARTENDER AND I CLOSE AND HEAD HOME.

  OH.......... ONE GUY IS HAVING A CIGARETTE OUT FRONT. HE SMOKED AT LEAST A PACK AND A HALF THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.  HE WAS OUTSIDE SMOKING EVERY 10 MINUTES. HE TELLS ME HE IS PLAYING WITH HIS SON IN THE BAND. THE SMALL BANTER TURNED TO " MAN , HOW DID WE GET SO OLD ? " TYPE OF STUFF. HE ASKED ME MY AGE AND I SAID , " 56 ". HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS 75 AND SAYS , " OH , I'M 52. " MAN DID THAT MAKE ME FEEL GOOD. HE WAS MUCH SKINNIER THAN ME THOUGH SO IT KINDA EVENED OUT.

  I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH MY ELDEST AT 3AM. WE WATCH A LITTLE OF AUSTIN POWER MOVIE AND THAN HEAD TO BED.

  I HAVE A COOL DREAM AND SLEEP GOOD UNTIL 6AM. I WALK THE DOG , PEE , TURN ON MY COMPUTER , DRINK WATER WITH ADVIL , LET THE DOG IN , GIVE HER A TREAT , CHECK EMAILS , CHECK FACEBOOK ( NOT DOING GOOD IN THE ROUND OF 32 ) , AND START WRITING MY BLOG.

  I PROMISED MY BROTHER ANOTHER DAY OF WORK AT HIS HOUSE SO 9AM SUNDAY I WILL BE IN HAVERTOWN...........FUN..........FUN STUFF.

  BLOW

  SUNDAY        5 - 12 - 19

 A MOTHER'S DAY TO REMEMBER IF YOU ARE A 76ERS FAN. ACTUALLY IT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY......BLOW.

  LIKE I HAVEN'T BEEN BUSTING MY TIRED ASS ENOUGH I DECIDE TO HELP MY BROTHER AGAIN AT HIS HOUSE. MY KNEES WERE HURTING BUT HE HAS HELPED ME NUMEROUS TIMES AND IT IS MY MOTTO TO RECIPROCATE.

  BY 9AM I AM IN HAVERTOWN DRY WALLING CEILINGS AND HIGH WALLS ON A MOVING SCAFFOLDING. WE FRAMED OUT EVERYTHING AND PATCHED IN PIECES FIRST.

  I ROLL OUT AROUND 1PM AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR CLEANING , VACUUMING , AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. DOING THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE IN THE RAIN WAS FUN.

  AT HOME AFTER 2PM WHEELS TELLS ME THE BASEMENT IS FLOODED......YEP.  WE GO DOWN AND MOVE FURNITURE AND MORE TO ACCESS THE WET AREAS. WE USE A WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP WATER AND PLACE 2 INDUSTRIAL FANS DOWN TO DRY THE FLOORS. EARLIER , WHEELS CLEANED THE CLOGGED OUTSIDE DRAIN WHICH WAS THE PROBLEM. WE ALSO PICKED UP SOAKING WET CARPET TILES AND PUT THEM IN OUR LAUNDRY TUB TO DRY.

  UPSTAIRS I SHOWER AND WHEELS WANTS TO DO THE BOOKS. I FINISH THE DAILY BOOKS BUT WHEN I STARTED THE MONTHLY NUMBERS I FELL ASLEEP. I JUST COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. IN 2 DAYS I HAVE BEEN WORKING OR DOING SOMETHING FOR OVER 30+ HOURS. I THINK I FELL ASLEEP FOR 20 MINUTES.

  REFRESHED I FINISHED THE MONTHLY BOOKS FOR THE NAIL. WE HAVE ANOTHER MONTH SLIGHTLY IN THE BLACK WHICH I THINK IS A GOOD THING AND WHEELS THINKS IT IS NOT SO GOOD. 

 SPEAKING OF THE NAIL WE WERE ELIMINATED FROM THE ROUND OF 32 BY A POLL OF 60% TO 40%. WE NEVER REALLY GOT CLOSE.  I WISHED THE OWNER ( WHO I KNOW AND IS A GOOD GUY ) AND MARTY MAGEES GOOD LUCK AND THE NAIL WOULD SUPPORT THEM IN THE SWEET 16 ROUND.

 I ASK WHEELS WHAT SHE WANTED TO DO FOR MOTHER'S DAY. WE TOSSED AROUND SOME IDEAS BUT STAYING HOME WITH THE KIDS WAS NUMBER ONE FOR HER. ORDERING FOOD WAS THE SECOND. SHE ORDERS FOR EVERYONE FROM BERTUCCI'S. THEY SAY THE ORDER WILL BE READY IN 30 MINUTES. WE SEND OUR ELDEST TO GET THE FOOD AND 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES AFTER THAT 30 MINUTES SHE FINALLY GOT THE ORDER. OUR KID WAS TEXTING US THE WHOLE TIME. ONE SPONGE BOB TEXT I FOUND HUMOROUS WAS " ONE HOUR LATER ". SHE TOLD US PEOPLE WERE YELLING AND SCREAMING AT THE EMPLOYEES AND ONE OLD GUY HELD UP EVERYONE. A MANAGER STEPPED IN AND DID THE RIGHT THING.......AT LEAST FOR US. THE WHOLE ORDER WAS FREE. YEP , WE GOT OUR MONEY BACK.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE DINNER AND LISTEN TO LIGHT MUSIC. WE TALK , LAUGH , AND I MAKE SILLY JOKES. OUR PUP MOOCHES LIKE SHE ALWAYS DOES.

  PHILLIES WIN ANOTHER SERIES. AS MUCH AS WE COMPLAIN ABOUT HARPER'S BATTING AND OUR BULLPEN PITCHING BLOWING DID YOU KNOW THE PHILLIES HAVE WON THEIR LAST 5 SERIES ?

 NEXT THE 76ERS GAME. I SET UP A BOOM BOX AND PUT OUR ANNOUNCER ON. HE IS OVER THE TOP EMOTIONAL TO SAY THE LEAST......." ARE YOU KIDDING !!!??!!! " ( WAS SAID ABOUT 30 TIMES )

 SO THIS IS HOW THE MOST DEVASTATING LOSS IN 76ERS HISTORY WENT DOWN.

 - IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN NBA HISTORY A GAME WINNING BUZZER BEATER IN A GAME 7 EVER HAPPENED. GEE........WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED. I SAID TO WHEELS WHEN TORONTO WAS ABOUT TO INBOUND THE BALL WITH 4 SECONDS LEFT , " GEE , I WONDER IF KAWHI LEONARD IS GOING TO WIN THE GAME ? " THEY INBOUND THE BALL AND LEONARD GETS IT. HE GOES ACROSS THE COURT HALF CIRCLE BEING CHASED BY REDDICK AND EMBIID.  HE LAUNCHES A HIGH ARCHING SHOT FALLING SIDEWAYS FROM DEEP IN THE CORNER. THE BALL BOUNCES SOFTLY 4 TIMES ON THE RIM AND GOES IN AS TIME EXPIRES. 

 - THERE WAS ONLY ONE OTHER TIME WHERE I FELT A KNIFE LIKE THIS GO THROUGH MY SPORT FAN HEART LIKE THIS. THE 1983 WORLD SERIES WHEN JOE CARTER OF " TORONTO " HITS A WALK-OFF 3 RUN HOMERUN TO WIN THE GAME AND THE WORLD SERIES.

 - STATS AND OTHER GRIEVANCES :

    - CAN NOT REMEMBER A WORST 1ST QUARTER START AS THE 76ERS MISSED THEIR FIRST 11 SHOTS. IF TORONTO WAS NOT AS BAD WE WOULD OF BEEN LOSING BY 20 PINTS AT THE END OF IT. EVERYTHING I SAID THE 76ERS ANNOUNCERS WOULD REPEAT JUST A SECOND OR TWO LATER. I HATED BEING RIGHT.

    - 76ERS LOSE THE 1ST QUARTER BUT WIN THE 2ND , 3RD , AND 4TH QUARTERS.

    - TO ME , A DEVASTATING STAT WAS OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS......16 - 5. I THINK I YELLED OUT 16 TIMES , " ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME WITH THESE REBOUNDS ??!!??!! "

    - THE NUMBER STAT THAT CRUSHED THE 76ERS WAS POSSESSIONS. THE RAPTORS HAD 24 FOR MORE SHOTS THAT THE 76ERS.  TWENTY ..........FUCKING.........FOUR !!! THIS IS UNHEARD OF !!!

    - THE LAST 3 POSSESSIONS AND WE NEVER GET A SHOT OFF. THIS IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST PET PEEVES OF BASKETBALL. I WANT A GOOD CLEAN SHOT EVERY TIME BUT IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT THAN YOU MUST GET OFF SOME KINDA OF SHOT OR DRIVE TO THE BUCKET FOR A FOUL. THE LAST 3 POSSESSIONS OF THE GAME AND THE 76ERS RAN THE SHOT CLOCK OUT EACH TIME. IT WAS INFURIATING.

  THE GAME WAS A CRUSHING DEFEAT. AGAIN , PHILLY FANS HAVE TO ENDURE A HISTORY MAKING SHOT. I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. EMBIID CRIED ON HIS GIRLFRIEND'S SHOULDER. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND MAN I DON'T EVEN WANT TO IMAGINE WHAT GOES ON IN THE BEDROOM WITH  A 7' FOOT 4" GUY AND A 5' 5" GIRL. ONE WORD COMES TO MIND......" OUCH. "

 ANYWAY , IT IS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE THIS GAME WAS VERY WINNABLE IF THE 76ERS JUST PLAYED SUB-PAR AND NOT SUB-ASS. I WAS SICK TO MY STOMACH WITH TURNOVERS AND SHOTS NEVER EVEN TAKEN.

 OH , RADIO SHOW HOSTS ARE BLAMING THE COACH. I BLAME THE PLAYERS.

 NEXT.....GAME OF THRONES !!

  AGAIN HBO ALLOWED US TO INSTANTLY ON-DEMAND THE SHOW. I HAD TO WATCH THE 76ERS TO THE END. SO AT 9:20PM IT WAS GAME OF THRONES TIME.

  WE TURN ALL LIGHTS OFF BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. GRAB SOME NIGHT CAPS AND SETTLE IN.

  BASICALLY ONE THING HAPPENS THE ENTIRE SHOW......THE DRAGON KILLS EVERYONE. YES , THE DRAGON QUEEN'S JEALOUSY TURNED TO RAGE AND MAN DID SHE TAKE IT OUT ON EVERYONE. I THOUGHT THE EPISODE STARTED OUT SLOW ESPECIALLY AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITH DRAGON QUEEN ACTRESS ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE WHERE SHE SAID , " BEST......EPISODE ......EVER. " YOU CAN'T SAY THAT !!  BUT......TO ME , THE EPISODE STARTED SLOWLY , BUT THE LAST 40 MINUTES ENDED STRONGLY WHERE IT WAS VERY ENTERTAINING. I DID RECEIVE SOME TEXTS FROM MY BROTHERS WHO LOVED IT.

  MONDAY         5 - 13 - 19

  ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH TODAY.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND DO MY NORMAL ROUTINE.  BY 11:30AM I WAS AT THE NAIL CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS HELPS ME COLLECT 20 CARPET TILES. I HAD TO MOVE AROUND IN OUR DIRTY CRAPPY COBWEBBY CRAWL SPACE. IT WAS NOT FUN. BOTH OF US LOADED THE VEHICLE.

  BY 12:30PM I WAS HEADING EAST AND ALREADY TIRED. ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO I FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL FOR ABOUT 2 SECONDS. I HAD 3 KIDS IN THE CAR AND THIS SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME. 5 MINUTES BEFORE I DOSED I ASKED ALL 3 KIDS TO ASK ME QUESTIONS , HIT ME ON THE HEAD OR SHOULDERS , SCREAM , OR WHATEVER TO KEEP ME AWAKE. IF IT WASN'T FOR THE RUMBLE STRIPS ON THE EDGE OF THE HIGHWAY I FEAR I WOULD NOT BE WRITING BLOGS TODAY.

 I HAD A 2 HOUR DRIVE AND FOUGHT DROWSINESS MOST OF THE TIME. I WAS LOOKING FOR REST STOPS OR PULL-OFFS FROM THE HIGHWAY. EACH TIME I SAY TO MYSELF , " JUST DRIVE 5 MORE MINUTES. "  I DID NOT WANT TO LOSE TIME BUT I PROMISED MYSELF I NEVER EVER DRIVE DROWSY AGAIN.  I FOUGHT IT THE WHOLE TIME AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WHEN I CLOSED MY EYES FOR A MILLA-SECOND. I SAID TO MYSELF , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME !!! ???!!! " I WAS IN THE RIGHT LANE WITH NO ONE AHEAD OF ME FOR A MILE OR 2. IF I WAS IN THE CENTER LANE I WOULD OF HIT A CAR FROM BEHIND DOING 70 MPH. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I DID THAT. ALSO , DRIVING IN THE RAIN SUCKS.

 I ARRIVE AND UNLOAD A TON OF STUFF.....MOSTLY TOOLS.  I AM COMPLETELY DISHEARTENED THAT SO MUCH NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE RENTERS COME IN ON FRIDAY. I HAVE A GREAT AMOUNT OF WORK TO DO AND I SO DO NOT WANT TO WAIT FOR THE CONTRACTORS TO FINISH IT. I ADMIT THE EXTERIOR LOOKS GREAT BUT OUR INTERIOR DOES NOT.

HERE IS MY DAY AND NIGHT :

 - I AM HERE 1 MINUTE AND FIND A LARGE HOLE IN OUR FLOOR.  I PATCH IT.

 - I FIND STRESS CRACKS AND SCREWS POPS FROM THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW FRONT WINDOWS. I SPACKLE THEM AND SAND.

 - SPACKLE A BATHROOM CEILING THAT WAS BOTHERING ME FOR 2 YEARS. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 - FIXED A THERMOSTAT THAT WAS NOT WORKING AND HAD NO DISPLAY SCREEN. I CLEANED THE CONTACTS AND REPLACED THE BATTERIES USING MY NEW FLASH BATTERIES. I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO TAKE A RIDE TO JUST GET AAA BATTERIES.

 - SEALED HOLES ABOVE A MICROWAVE IN A CABINET. I FORGOT I INSTALLED A NEW MICROWAVE LAST YEAR. I REALLY LIKE THIS MICROWAVE.

 - CLEANED , WINDEXED , AND VACUUMED SAND OUT OF THE SILLS OF THE NEW WINDOWS. I REMOVED THE NEW STICKERS AND USED THE TILT DOWN FEATURE TO CLEAN BOTH SIDES. THE BOTTOM WINDOWS HAVE A VERY HARD WAY OF TILTING DOWN.

 - DECIDE TO RE-INSTALL A STORM DOOR AND SCREEN INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR THE CONTRACTORS WHO REMOVED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. OH , NO CONTRACTORS ARE HERE. THIS IS A LONG PROCESS AND I REALLY TAKE MY TIME. SCREWS WERE HAMMERED SIDEWAYS , JAMBS WERE BASHED IN VIA A HAMMER , AND I WIPED DOWN EVERYTHING. I SLOWLY PUT THE DOOR BACK TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE IT FIT BETTER THAN WHAT IT DID BEFORE. I SPRAY PAINTED A DOOR KEEP AND CUT ANY PROTRUDING SCREWS. LUCKILY I HAD A HACKSAW. THE CONTRACTORS BROKE UP THE WOOD JAMB BY TRYING TO HAMMER CLAW SCREWS OUT OF WOOD. YOU CANNOT DO THIS WITH SCREWS BECAUSE THEY BITE INTO THE WOOD. I CUT THEM AND CAULKED ANY HOLES , SPLINTERS , AND A PIECE OF BROKEN WOOD BACK INTO ITS PLACE. I DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS 9PM AT NIGHT WHEN I FINISHED.

 - WHILE WORKING I WATCHED THE PHILLIES WIN A NICE COME BACK GAME AND THE MOVIE " EDGE OF TOMORROW " WITH TOM CRUISE FOR THE 50TH TIME.

 - REPLACED A LIGHT BULB AT THE TOP OF THE STEPS. LUCKILY I AM TALL ENOUGH TO REACH IT EASILY. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I WAS UPSTAIRS AND REALIZED I HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF WORK UP HERE TOO......CRAP.

 - TESTED 3 TVS AND ALL WORK.

 - SET ALL CLOCKS IN THE KITCHEN AND PROGRAMMED AN UNDER CABINET RADIO WITH 5 RADIO STATIONS.

 - TESTED HEAT AND IT WORKS FINE. I PUT A THERMAL GAUGE TO TEST THE HEAT'S TEMPERATURE COMING OUT OF A VENT. IT READ 147 DEGREES. I THOUGHT THIS WAS VERY HIGH BUT WHEN I GOGGLED IT 140 - 150 IS NORMAL FOR A GAS HEATER.

 - USED WET/DRY VAC AROUND FLOORS BEHIND THE SOFAS.

  I REALLY DID NOT KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. WE COULD HAVE 3 PEOPLE HERE AND STILL NOT BE DONE BY FRIDAY. I GUESS THIS IS WHY I WORKED UNTIL 9PM.

  I PANIC A LITTLE BIT WHEN I CAN NOT FIND MY CELL PHONE CHARGER. IT IS ALWAYS IN MY COMPUTER BAG. I SEARCH THE BAG 3 TIMES AND I SEARCH MY CAR TWICE. I TRY TO COME UP WITH IDEAS TO CHARGE MY PHONE BUT IT IS 10PM AT NIGHT. THE CELL PHONE PINGED AT 15% AND NOW IT IS DOWN TO 5%. I AM STRESSING SO I GO OUTSIDE AND CHECK MY CAR ONE MORE TIME. THIS IS IN THE RAIN AND THE 3RD TIME GOING OUT TO THE CAR. I ACTUALLY USED THE VEHICLE'S CIGARETTE LIGHTER TO CHARGE MY PHONE TO 14%. I TEAR APART THE GLOVE BOX AND ELBOW REST COMPARTMENT. I GO IN THE BACK SEAT AREA TO CHECK THE POUCHES BEHIND THE SEATS. LO AND BEHOLD THERE ARE MY CHARGERS !!

  OH , THE NEW DECK NIGHT LIGHTING LOOKS VERY COOL.

  9:05PM I TALKED TO MY KIDS AND WHEELS. I HAVE LEFTOVER MEXICAN FOOD ( NOT THE BEST ) AND SOME GLASSES OF WINE.

  I GOT SOME FACEBOOK MESSAGING DONE ALONG WITH EMAILING BANDS. I ALSO AM TRYING TO FIND A REGULAR WHO WANTS TO HELP ON THE DOOR.

  BY MIDNIGHT I AM HEADING TO BED. I SLEPT DECENT UNTIL 5AM. I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO BUT WILL HAVE THE ATTITUDE OF JUST TACKLING THINGS ONE AT A TIME.

   TUESDAY        5 - 14 - 19

   THAT STARTLED ME..........

UP EARLY AND WORKED UNTIL 7:30PM.  TWO DAYS NOW WITHOUT SEEING ANY CONTRACTORS. ONE TRUCK DID PARK HERE BUT I NEVER SAW A WORKER.

   HERE'S MY LIST :

 - FOCUSED ON PAINTING TODAY. I COMPLETED THE FRONT DOOR , JAMBS , AND SOME TRIM. I ALSO TOUCHED UP MY PATCHES IN THE MAIN ROOM AND BATHROOM CEILING.

 - RE-HUNG A STORM DOOR AND REPLACED A SCREEN. SO GLAD I AM NOT WAITING FOR WORKERS BECAUSE RENTERS COME IN JUST 3 DAYS. NO WAY THIS WORK WILL BE DONE IN TIME AND AS GOOD AS ME DONG IT. THE DOORS CAME OUT EXCELLENT.  I DID NOTICE I HAVE TO REMOVE SOME STICKERS WHICH KINDA SUCKS. ANOTHER JOB FOR TOMORROW. STILL , I AM SUPER PLEASED HOW THE 2 DOORS CAME OUT.

 - HEAD TO HOME DEPOT AND 1/3 OF THE WAY I FORGOT TO WRITE DOWN THE SIZE OF A/C FILTERS I NEEDED. TURN AROUND AND GO BANK HOME.....BLOW.

 - AT HOME DEPOT A NICE LADY GIVES ME A FREE MINI-BLIND ROD.........NICE.  I PICK UP OTHER SUPPLIES AND IT ONLY TOTALS $23. I ALSO HAD TO PICK UP PAINT TO TOUCH UP A BATHROOM CEILING. I OPENED AN OLD CAN IT IS WAS LIKE THE SAHARA DESERT PLUS MOLD INSIDE. LUCKILY ALL THE HOME DEPOT NUMBERS WERE ON THE TOP LID SO THE WORKER COULD MATCH THE COLOR EXACTLY.

 - A MUCH OLDER FEMALE EMPLOYEE AT HOME DEPOT GOT THE WONDERFUL JOB AS A GREETER. SHE CLEARLY HAD SOME MENTAL ISSUE BUT IT IS NICE HOME DEPOT HIRES ALL PEOPLE WHETHER THEIR NORMAL , LIKE  ME , OR FIGHTING SOME MENTAL ISSUE. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS THE ACTUAL GREETING.  IT WAS A LITTLE SLOW AND VERY LOUD TO THE POINT THE LADY SCARED ME. AS I WALKED IN THE DOOR , A WOMAN IN A WHEELCHAIR SCREAMS OUT , " HELLLOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!! ,  CANNNNNNNN !!!!!!................I !!!!!!!!!!!........HELP YOU !!!!!!!............. WITH ANYTHING !!!!!!!!! ".     I SHIT MY PANTS AND POLITELY SAID " NO THANKS BUT THANK YOU ".

 - STOPPED AT MAUI'S DOG HOUSE WHERE THEY HAVE A SELECTION OF 50 SPECIALTY HOTDOGS. I HAVE PASSED THIS PLACE 100 TIMES AND WANTED TO TRY IT. I TOLD THE OWNERS , WHO WERE VERY COOL , " THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE MAKE ME YOUR 2 MOST POPULAR DOGS ". THEY ASKED IF I LIKE CHILI OR SAUERKRAUT. SO THEY MADE ME A " GHOST " AND A " BETTER CALL SAUL " DOGS.  IT WAS A LITTLE EXPENSIVE AT $6 A DOG BUT.......THE DOGS WERE PACKED WITH CHILI , SPICES , SAUERKRAUT AND MORE. I WOULD GO THERE AGAIN.

 - STOPPED AT PRIMO'S HOAGIE BECAUSE IT WAS THERE. I HAD TO GET A BADA-BING FOR DINNER.

 - BACK HOME AT 1:30PM I HAVE A COUPLE OF HOT DOGS. I ALSO WALK THE BEACH AND TAKE PICTURES. I POSTED THE EXTERIOR WORK BEING DONE HERE AND THE BEACH WHICH IS NOW ONLY 40 YARDS WIDE WITH A 4 FOOT DROP-OFF TO THE OCEAN. TRUCKS WERE DRIVING UP AND DOWN THE BEACH ALL DAY. SOME PEOPLE WERE CHILLING AND FISHING.  I BROUGHT A BAG FOR SEASHELLS BUT DID NOT SEE ONE.

 - BACK HOME I NAP FOR 30 MINUTES. I JUST COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I WAS UP AT 5AM AND BY 3PM I WAS TIRED. I NEEDED A RE-CHARGE.

 - INSTALLED NEW BATTERIES INTO THE THERMOSTAT. I WAS HAPPY THE SETTINGS KEPT SO I DID NOT HAVE TO RE-PROGRAM THE ENTIRE UNIT AGAIN.

 - REPLACED AN A/C FILTER AND LABELED 4 FILTERS TO BE USED MONTHLY DURING THE SEASON.

 - ORGANIZED A CLOSET.

 - HANG A REMINDER NOTE ON OUR FRIDGE FOR RENTERS ABOUT RECYCLING.

 - CLEANED ALL PAINT BRUSHES AND PAINT PAN.

 - VACUUMED THE EDGES OF THE FIRST FLOOR. IT WAS FINALLY NICE TO MOVE FURNITURE BACK TO WHERE IT BELONGS.

 - TESTED 50 KEYS TO MAKE 4 SETS. I RE-HUNG A KEY LOCK BOX AND CHANGED THE CODE.

 - TESTED INTERNET ABILITY ON OUR MAIN ROOM'S SMART TV. IT ACCESSED NETFLIX AND I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D " WHILE I WORKED. I ALSO FOUND OUT NETFLIX HAS CANCELLED LUKE CAGE , IRON FIST , THE PUNISHER , DAREDEVIL ( I KNEW THIS ONE ) , AND JESSICA JONES WILL ONLY HAVE A 3RD SEASON AND THAN BE CANCELLED TOO. WOW......JESSICA JONES IS SO DAMN GOOD.

 - CLEAN OVEN ABOUT 50%. THE OVEN CLEANER I HAD RAN OUT. I ALSO TRIED TO INSTALL A LIGHT BULB COVER BUT I NEED TO COME UP WITH A MACGYVER. I ALSO NEED A OVEN BULB.

  THERE WERE OTHER LITTLE THINGS TOO BUT FOR GOT THEM.

 I HAVE THE MOTTO " IF I GO UPSTAIRS , BRING SOMETHING UP. ALSO , EVERY TIME I MOVE EITHER TRASH SOMETHING OR MOVE SOMETHING. "

 BY 7:30PM I SHUT IT DOWN. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS 5:30PM. I HAVE MY PRIMO'S BADA-BING AND A SALAD.

 CHECK MY EMAILS AND TAKE SOME PHONE CALLS. I HIRED A NEW DOORMAN AND BOOKED A SHOW WERE A WORLD WIDE COMPANY CLAIMS IT WILL PACK THE NAIL WITH UP TO 300 PEOPLE ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT. I JUST GIGGLE AND SHAKE MY HEAD. I ALSO CHARGE THEM FOR A VENUE FEE JUST IN CASE THOSE 300 PEOPLE DO NOT SHOW UP. ( CAN YOU FEEL ANY WRITTEN SARCASM HERE ? )

  WATCH THE PHILLIES BLOW AND SOME TV SHOWS ALONG WITH SOME GLASSES OF RED WINE.

  BY 11PM I WAS TIRED. TOMORROW IS ANTHER DAY OF CLEANING AND DOING MY PUNCH LIST.

  WEDNESDAY       5 - 15 - 19

  UP AT 5AM AND I COULD ONLY THINK OF ONE THING........THE PUP.

  I COULD SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

 HERE IS MY DAY :

  - MY MAJOR PROJECT OF THE DAY WAS TO CARPET TILE THE ENTIRE 2ND FLOOR PATIO.  THIS IS NOT A FUN PROJECT CRAWLING AROUND ON MY HANDS AND KNEES FOR 2 HOURS.  THE TILES I USED WERE ALSO NOT THE BEST BUT I DID FINISH THE PROJECT. WHEN I RETURN I WILL REPLACE SOME STAINED TILES WITH GOOD TILES.

  - BEFORE CARPET TILING I HAD TO SWEEP THE PATIO OF A TON OF DEBRIS AND OLD LIGHTING THE WORKERS LEFT. I THAN USED A WET/DRY VAC TO DO THE EDGES AND INTERIOR RAILS OF THE SLIDING PATIO DOOR.  ONCE THE TILES WERE DOWN I USED A REGULAR VACUUM FOR THE PATIO AND HALLWAY AREAS.

  - SPEAKING OF WORKERS.....TWO OF THEM SHOWED UP TODAY. BOTH WORKED UNTIL 7:3OPM.

  - A BROKEN ROLLER SUPPORT FOR THE UPSTAIRS BED LEG. I GRAB A PIECE OF 2X4 WOOD AND DRILL A HOLE IN IT. IT WORKS PERFECT TO BRING THE BED UP HIGHER. UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS STILL NOT LEVEL.  SO I RANDOMLY GOT ANOTHER PIECE OF 2 X 4 WOOD AND ATTACHED IT TO THE ORIGINAL PIECE. I SLID THAT UNDERNEATH AND THE BED IS NOW LEVEL. THE TWO RANDOM PIECES OF WOOD WERE EXACTLY THE SAME WIDTH. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THAT ?

  - RE-HANG A PICTURE , VACUUM THE UPSTAIRS , AND SLIDE A TOY CHEST BACK OUT TO THE PATIO. THE WORKERS BROKE IT SO I HAD TO RE-ASSEMBLE 2 SIDES. I VACUUM OUTSIDE AGAIN.  THE PATIO DOES LOOK ALOT BETTER WITH CARPET TILE. EVERY YEAR I WOULD HAVE TO WIPE THE CEMENT FLOOR DOWN ON MY HANDS KNEES AND I HATED IT. THE SAND AND FEET OILS WOULD BE TRACKED IN AND TRANSFERRED ONTO OUR 2ND FLOOR CARPETING..........FEET OIL ?

  - TEST A TV AND ORGANIZE THE UPSTAIRS ALONG WITH CLEANING THE BATHROOM. I MOVE A WICKER CHEST BACK INTO PLACE AND HANG A ROLLING SHADE ALONG WITH A SCREEN DOOR.

  - I TEXT WHEELS , " THE 2ND FLOOR IS DONE. " TO ME THIS WAS A BIG ACHIEVEMENT AND IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING ACTUALLY GOT ACCOMPLISHED. IN MY LITTLE MIND I DESERVED A TREAT.

  - I ORDER A PEPPERONI PIZZA AND CHICKEN CUTLET HOAGIE WITH BROCCOLI RABE FROM A PLACE CALLED A & LP FOODS. WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE AND THE FOOD IS GOOD BUT THE PRICES ARE ALWAYS HIGH HERE IN NEW JERSEY. OH , THE GIRL ORDERING WAS A LITTLE.....PUZZLING. I ASKED FOR A PIZZA AT 3:40PM.  THE GIRL SAYS , " WE DO NOT MAKE PIZZAS UNTIL 4PM.  " I RESPOND ," OK. I WILL STOP BY AFTER 4PM FOR BOTH THE PIZZA AND THE CHICKEN CUTLET. " SHE REPLIES , " WE DO NOT MAKE PIZZA UNTIL 4PM. DO YOU JUST WANT THE CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICH ? " I REPLY , " I AM WORKING RIGHT NOW AND WON'T BE DONE FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR. CAN I PLACE AN ORDER FOR 4:30PM ? " THE GIRL REPLIES , " SURE WE CAN DO THAT. " I REPLY , " CAN I ORDER A PEPPERONI PIZZA AND CHICKEN CUTLET WITH BROCCOLI RABE FOR 4:30PM. " SHE REPLIES , " NOT A PROBLEM , WHAT IS YOUR FIRST NAME AND PHONE NUMBER ? "

 - I PAINT A COFFEE TABLE TOP AND TEST OUR A/C. IT IS BLOWING AT 49 DEGREES. THAT IS GOOD BUT THAN AGAIN IT IS ONLY 65 DEGREES HERE.

 - A NICE NEIGHBOR WHO HAS BEEN OVERLOOKING THE ENTIRE GIGANTIC EXTERIOR PROJECT HERE KNOCKS ON MY DOOR. HE ASKS ME , " WHEN DID YOU HAVE CARPETING PUT DOWN ON THE PATIO ? " I REPLY , " I JUST LAID IT THIS MORNING. " HE RESPONDS , " OH , I WAS GOING TO HAVE THE WORKERS PAINT 2 COATS ON THE FLOOR. " I WISH THEY DID THIS 2 WEEKS AGO SO I TOLD HIM THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BUT I LIKE THEM TO RE-HANG OUR PATIO DOOR.

 - I GO GET MY FOOD AND ALL COLLEGE GIRLS ARE HERE. JESUS TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. 

 - I STOP AT WAWA TO GET ICE CREAM I WAS JONESING FOR. I NEVER EAT IT. I WILL GIVE IT TO MY KID WHEN I GET HOME.

 - BACK HOME I BRING ALL MY TOOLS DOWN FROM UPSTAIRS.

 - ALL MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON I HAVE BEEN RE-PAINTING THE FRONT DOOR. I REMOVED 2 NUMERAL STICKERS WITH A RAZOR BLADE. WE HAD 3 SIGNS SAYING THE NUMBER OF OUR CONDO AND IT WAS TOO MUCH. A NICE CONDO OWNER MADE THESE WOOD TRIMMED ADDRESSES FOR ALL THE CONDOS HERE. THEY WERE MOUNTED UNDER EACH EXTERIOR LIGHT. OURS HAD THAT , A STICKER ON THE SCREEN DOOR , AND A STICKER ON THE FRONT DOOR. IT WAS TOO MUCH. USING A RAZOR I REMOVED 2 STICKERS , SANDED , A PUTTIED THE FRONT DOOR EVENLY. AFTER MANY COATS OF PAINT AND HAVING A FAN BLOW ON IT I GOT IT TO LOOK VERY GOOD.

 - THE SUN IS COMING DOWN AND I DECIDE TO WALK TO THE BEACH.  ONE LARGE GROUP OF COLLEGE GIRLS ALL IN BIKINIS ARE TO THE RIGHT OF ME AND 2 COLLEGE GIRLS ARE TO THE LEFT OF ME. MAN, DO I FEEL LIKE THE FAT KID IN THE CAFETERIA. 2 GIRLS JUMP DOWN OFF A 4 FOOT HIGH WALL TO WALK TO THE OCEAN. I TAKE PICTURES OF TRUCKS DRIVING BY MOVING SAND. IN JUST 15 MINUTES 20 TRUCKS DROVE BY ME. THE 2 GIRLS RETURN TO THE WALL AND DECIDE THEY DO NOT WANT TO TOUCH THE SAND WITH THEIR WET HANDS. THEY WANT TO GET BACK UP BUT CONTEMPLATE HOW. I MEAN THEY TOOK 5 MINUTES THINK THIS , IT GOT TO THE POINT I WAS GOING TO WALK OVER AND JUST STRETCH MY ARM OUT TO LIFT THEM UP. I DECIDED TO WAIT A LITTLE MORE BECAUSE MAYBE THAT WAS CREEPY.   BOTH GIRLS MAKE IT UP AND THEY STRETCH THEIR TOWELS OUT WHILE IN THE DOWN DOGGY YOGA POSITION. I HATE BEING OLD AND FAT. BOTH IN BIKINIS STRETCHING THEIR TOWELS ON ALL FOURS WAS SO PAINFUL.  ONE GIRL LOOKED LIKE A YOUNG MARISA TOMEI.  I THINK ABOUT THIS LATER AND IT WILL BE THE LAST PARAGRAPH.

  BACK HOME I EAT BECAUSE I AM DEPRESSED FROM SEEING 10 SMOKING HOT GIRLS IN BIKINIS AND I KNOW THEY ALL THOUGHT , " I WONDER IF WE SHOULD ROLL HIM BACK INTO THE OCEAN WHERE HE COULD BE WITH HIS FAMILY ? I WONDER IF HE IS HUNGRY ? "

  I CONTINUE MORE JOBS AND MY LIST IS COMING TO AN END. I ACTUALLY START LOADING TOOLS INTO MY CAR THAT I DO NOT NEED.

  THE VET CALLS ME AND TELLS ME SURGERY WENT WELL FOR OUR PUP. WE CAN PICK HER UP LATE AFTERNOON. OUR PUP HAD TO GET A POSSIBLE CANCEROUS CYST OR BLISTER OFF HER BOTTOM LIP. 2 LOWER FRONT TEETH HAD TO BE REMOVED ALONG WITH REMOVING A " TAG " UNDER HER CHIN.  WHEELS CALLED ME WHEN SHE GOT HOME WITH THE PUP. SHE IS RESTING AND SEEMS TO BE DOING WELL. WE TREAT THIS DOG LIKE FAMILY AND ALL OF US WERE CONCERNED. THE MONEY OF $1200 WAS EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT.

  ASSASSIN !!!!  OUR DOG SCARED THE LIVING BEJESUS OUT OF THIS YOUNG KID. I HAVE TOLD YOU OUR KID'S SCHOOL HAS A GAME WHERE YOU TRY TO SHOOT DESIGNATED STUDENTS WITH A WATER GUN. 2 DAYS AGO A KID KNOCKED ON OUR DOOR SAYING HIS HIGH SCHOOL WAS SELLING MULCH. WELL , HE IS NOT A SMART KID BECAUSE THERE WAS 6 VAN FULLS OF MULCH ALL OVER OUR PROPERTY. WHEEL'S WAS SMARTER AND ANSWERED THE DOOR VIA A SIDE WINDOW.  SHE NEVER OPENED THE DOOR. AS THE KID WAS WALKING AWAY MY ELDEST SEES HE IS HOLDING A WATER PISTOL. SHE YELLS OUT , " ASSASSIN !!! " THE GAME IS CALLED ASSASSIN.

  LET'S FAST FORWARD TO 7AM WHERE OUR DOG IS FREAKING OUT BARKING ON THE PATIO. LET'S JUST SAY THIS KID IS VERY LUCKY I WAS NOT THERE BECAUSE 95% OF THE TIME IT IS ME WHO LET'S THE DOG OUT AT 6AM AND IN MY UNDERWEAR. ANYWAY , WHEELS RUNS TO THE PATIO AND OUR DOG IS BARKING AT SOMETHING AROUND THE CORNER ON THE STEPS TOWARDS THE DRIVEWAY. IT IS THE ASSASSIN. WHEELS YELLS OUT , " YOUR BUSTED " AND THE KID REPLIES , " I AM SO TIRED. I HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE SINCE 5:30AM. " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! OH MAN, IS HE LUCKY I WAS NOT THERE LETTING THE DOG OUT LIKE I NORMALLY DO. THEY TALK AND THE KID SAYS , " CAN YOU TELL YOUR DAUGHTER I WILL GIVE HER $20 IF SHE LET'S ME GET HER ? "

  I LATER FOUND OUT IF ASSASSINS DO NOT GET THEIR TARGET BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THAT THEY WOULD BE ELIMINATED. OUR YOUNGEST CALLED THE KID AND SAID MEET ME AND MY FRIENDS AT THIS PIZZA PLACE. SHE KNEW SHE WAS NOT GETTING HER TARGET BY MIDNIGHT SO SHE LET THE KID GET HER.

  I AM REALLY HAPPY HOW THE CONDO IS SHAPING UP. I FINALLY AM SEEING THE LIGHT AT THE END OF TUNNEL SO TO SPEAK. THE PLACE IS REALLY COOL AND I LOVE IT HERE. AS I ALWAYS SAY , " IT HAS A 1,000 LITTLE GOOD THINGS AND 1 BIG BAD THING. " I THINK ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I WAS THINKING WHEN WE BOUGHT THIS PROPERTY. I WILL NOT WRITE THE 1,000 LITTLE THINGS BUT THE BAD ONE IS NOT HAVING A BALCONY TO VIEW THE OCEAN. OUT OF 12 CONDOS WE ARE THE ONLY ONE......OF COURSE. WHAT PAINS ME EVEN MORE WAS A THE BEST OCEANFRONT CONDO HERE WENT UP FOR SALE 3 YEARS AGO. I ASKED FAMILY , PARENTS , AND A COUSIN TO BUY IT WITH ME. IT WAS 4 BEDROOMS , 2 BATHROOMS , AND HAD 2 LEVELS FACING THE OCEAN. WHEELS AND I WALKED THROUGH IT WITH OUR KIDS AND I SAW A DOLPHIN IN THE OCEAN. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A TRUE SIGN.  THIS PLACE WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND HAD NO FLAWS BUT WE COULD NOT SWING IT BY OURSELVES. THE PRICE WAS 30% CHEAPER THAN OURS. I REGRET NOT PURCHASING IT. RENT IS TWICE AS MUCH AS OURS AND THIS WOULD OF BEEN A LIFE LONG PROPERTY. I SHAKE MY HEAD ON THESE TWO THINGS EVERY TIME I'M HERE.

 BACK TO EMAILS , BAND CONTACTS , AND  SIDE JOBS. I GOT 4 SIDE JOBS IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS.

  WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN AND AN EPISODE OF " AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D."

  I AM JONESING FOR ICE CREAM BUT DO NOT WANT THE WAWA PINT IN MY FRIDGE. ON FACEBOOK I MESSAGE DAIRY QUEEN TO SEE IF THEY ARE OPEN. MOST BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY. TO MY SURPRISE I GET MESSAGED BACK. THEY ARE OPEN UNTIL 9PM. I DRIVE OVER THERE FOR A BUTTERFINGER BLIZZARD.  I WAS 2ND IN LINE BEHIND 2 YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS IN DAISY DUKE SHORT SHORTS......OF COURSE. WHEN I HEARD THEM ORDER 6 THINGS FOR JUST THEM 2 I KNEW I HAD A WAIT PLUS THE WORKER WAS OLDER THAN MY DAD WHO IS 90. SHE REMINDED ME OF THE LADY ACTOR FROM THE WENDY'S HAMBURGER COMMERCIALS , " WHERES THE BEEF !! ". SHE WAS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE COUNTERTOP. EACH TIME THE OLD LADY WORKER MADE ONE BLIZZARD SHE GIVE THE SPOON WITH SOME ICE CREAM ON IT TO THE GIRLS TO LICK. MAN I LIKE TO GIVE THEM MY SPOON.  SHE DID NOT GIVE ME A SPOON TO LICK WHEN MY ORDER CAME UP. IN FACT , SHE LOOKED AT ME , GRIMACED , AND THREW THE SPOON IN THE TRASHCAN RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. SHE SAW I HAD TOO MANY ICE CREAM SPOONS DURING MY LIFE. ANYWAY , IT TOOK OVER 20 MINUTES BECAUSE OF THIS VERY OLD , VERY NEW LADY WORKING. AT LEAST 3 TIMES I TOLD MYSELF TO JUST LEAVE AND GO HOME AND HAVE THE WAWA PINT. BUT THE URGE FOR DAIRY QUEEN WAS TOO STRONG. TO SAVE TIME I EVEN ASKED THE OLD LADY , " WHAT IS THE TOTAL PRICE ". I HAD PLENTY OF CHANGE AND FIGURE I COULD SAVE TIME IF I KNEW THE PRICE WHILE SHE WAS MAKING MY BLIZZARD. WELL , SHE NEEDED TO GRAB A MENU AND COULDN'T FIGURE OUT THE TAX , SO I SAID , " PLEASE JUST MAKE THE BLIZZARD , NO BIG DEAL. " I MUMBLED , TO MYSELF , " YOU ONLY MADE 400 BLIZZRADS TODAY WHY SHOULD YOU KNOW THE PRICE. "

 BACK HOME I HAVE SOME OF MY ICE CREAM LIKE A SPOILED RICH FAT KID. I FELT LIKE " RICKY " IN THE MOVIE " BETTER OFF DEAD ".  ( HEY RICKY , SORRY FOR BLOWING UP YOUR MOM )

  I WAS SO JONESING FOR A BEER OR 2 BUT IT WAS 9:30PM. I SEE MY NEIGHBOR OUTSIDE CLEANING UP AND GATHERING WINDOW SCREENS. I ASK IF HE NEEDS HELP AND WAS THINKING MAYBE HE GO OUT FOR A BEER OR WHAT EVER. HE SEEMED PRETTY TIRED AND SO WAS I. I WAS SICK OF WINE SO I HAVE SODA WATER WITH MY BUTTERFINGER BLIZZARD.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. I NEVER DID THIS BEFORE WITH SLEEPING. THAT STORY WILL BE TOMORROW.

  I ARRIVE HOME LATE NIGHT AND WHEELS IS IN BLACK SPANDEX. SHE LOOKS DAMN GOOD AND SAYS , " I KNOW YOU BEEN WORKING HARD SO I HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU. I KNOW YOU'LL LIKE IT. " SHE MOVES TO THE FLOOR AND GETS ON ALL FOURS. SHE MOVES TO THE DOWN DOGGY POSITION WITH HER ASS UP IN THE AIR AND BACK ARCHED.  I DON'T NEED ANOTHER CLUE FOR WHAT'S GOING DOWN HERE. I MASSAGE HER LOWER BACK AND GET BEHIND HERE. MAN THIS APPLE LOOKS GOOD. I BEGIN TO SLOWLY ROLL DOWN HER SPANDEX............dream ends.

 Sonna of a bitch.

  THURSDAY       5 - 16 - 19

 TRY TO GUESS WHAT THESE NUMBERS MEAN ?  12 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , AND 7 ?  THESE ARE THE TIMES I WOKE UP TONIGHT. YEP , I WENT TO BED AT FRICKIN' 11PM AND WOKE UP ON THE HOUR EVERY HOUR UNTIL 7AM.

  THANK YOU FOR THE TEXTS AND EMAILS ON YESTERDAY'S WEBSITE. IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD WHEN PEOPLE LAUGH AT MY LIFE. I SAW ONE OF MY STORIES ON INSTAGRAM.

  I BEGIN FULL CLEAN UP. I THINK I HAVE A.D.D , A.D.H. , A.D.S , OR A.S.S. BECAUSE I CLEAN THE LITTLEST THINGS.  I BEGIN LOADING ALL MY TOOLS AND THE FINAL CLEAN-UP OF OUR CONDO LOOKS VERY GOOD. I AM SUPER PLEASED ON ALL THE WORK I DID THIS WEEK.

 MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME.  WHEELS AND ELDEST HELP ME UNLOAD AND I GET GREETED BY THE PUP AFTER HER SURGERY.

  I CUT THE LAWN AND MY RIDING MOWER JUST BARELY FINISHES....SOMETHING IS GOING ON. I USED THE RIDING MOWER , PUSH MOWER , WEED WHACKER , AND LEAF BLOWER. I ALSO DID A RENTAL PROPERTY.

  CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP. HAVE SOME LUNCH AND IT WAS DOWN THE BASEMENT TO PUT ALL OUR CARPET TILES BACK TOGETHER ALONG WITH FURNITURE. WE HAD WATER IN OUR BASEMENT AND FANS HAVE BEEN BLOWING FOR 4 DAYS NOW. WHEELS AND ELDEST HELP ME.

  NEXT....HELP ELDEST CLEAN OUT 90% OF HER BEDROOM. OH.......MY.........GOD.  THIS WAS NOT FUN.

  OK......BEEN CLEANING FOR 12 HOURS TIME FOR A BREAK.

  WE GOT A WONDERFUL CALL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER TO GO TO DINNER AT " THE CLUB ".

  WE PICK UP A FRIEND AND HEAD TO THE CLUB. DRINKS AT THE BAR AND A WONDERFUL DINNER.

  I LEAVE EARLY AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I HAVE TO ADMIT I WAS FEELING GOOD AFTER A COUPLE OF FAT TIRE BEERS AND RED WINE.

  PHILLIES BLOW , GET SMOKED AGAIN. BREWERS ARE THE BEST TEAM EVER.

  GET SOME THINGS DONE AT THE NAIL LIKE A CHANGING A LOCK AND BY 11PM EVERYONE LEFT.....SO I CLOSED.

  BACK HOME WE HAVE FAMILY BUT THEY LEAVE WITHIN 20 MINUTES.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH A 21 MINUTE EPISODE OF " BROCKMIRE " I FALL ASLEEP AT THE 19 MINUTE MARK. YEP.....LAST NIGHTS SLEEP PATTERNS DID NOT HELP.

 OFF TO BED. I HAD A GOOD DREAM BUT FORGOT IT.

  FRIDAY       5 - 17 - 19

  RUNNING............

  UP EARLY LIKE USUAL AND START THE MORNING. TIME TO GET STUFF DONE.

  HERE'S MY DAY :

 - MAKE LUNCH AND GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL. A FRIEND PICKS HER UP.

 - CLEAN OUT MY DIRTY MULCHY VAN.

 - TALKED TO OUR CAR MECHANIC ACROSS THE STREET. THEY PUSH ME BACK TWICE SO A NEW GAME PLAN IS NEEDED.

 - STOP AT A BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT.

 - STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND SEND PICTURES TO A FRIEND WHO IS GOING TO FIX A DOOR KNOB FOR ME.

 - BACK HOME I SHOWER AND PACK.

 - YOUNGEST CALLS ME AND ASKS FOR MONEY FOR A PROM. I DRIVE TO HER SCHOOL AND DROP OFF MONEY TO HER.

  I AM OUTSIDE WAITING AND SHE COMES WALKING OUT.  I AM PARKED BEHIND A BUS AND SHE CALLS ME AND ASKS WHERE AM I ? I TELL HER AND SHE GETS OUT OF A CAR AND LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN.  I GIVE HER SOME MONEY AND TALK TO HER FOR A MINUTE.  I DRIVE HER TO THE CAR WITH THE DOOR OPEN. I ASK THE DRIVER TO ROLL DOWN HER WINDOW.....I KNOW THE KID. I SAY , " EXCUSE ME MISS , BUT YOU SHOULD NOT DRIVE WITH A CAR DOOR OPEN ? "  ALL THE KIDS LAUGH AND YELL....... IT WAS HER FAULT !! ....AND POINT TO MY KID.

 - STOP AT ANOTHER BANK TO GET ONES AND FIVES FOR THE NAIL.

 - BACK HOME AGAIN AND PREP FOR PACKING AND MAKING A LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR A MECHANIC. I HAVE ALL MY DUCKS IN ORDER AND THE SCHOOL NURSE CALLS. OUR KID IS NOT FEELING GOOD. BACK TO SCHOOL TO PICK THE KID UP. I SAY , " YOU WERE FEELING AWFULLY GOOD WHEN I WAS HERE EARLIER GIVING YOU MONEY. " SHE REPLIES , " I WANTED TO SEE YOU BEFORE YOU LEFT ". I REPLY , " SO THIS WHOLE SICKNESS IS A RUSE ??!!! "

  I RETURN HOME WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND WE SETTLE IN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I HAVE A HALF OF A CHICKEN CUTLET WITH BROCCOLI RABE.

  I DECIDE TO USE A MECHANIC I USED LAST YEAR TO INSPECT OUR VAN. HE WAS VERY GOOD AND PRICES WERE FAIR. I AM NOT SURE HOW IT WILL GO THIS TIME AROUND BECAUSE THE VAN IS MAKING SQUEAKING NOISES DUE TO MY EXCESSIVE LOADING OF MULCH. I FEAR IT COULD BE ON ITS LAST WHEELS SO TO SPEAK.  I DRIVE TO A BAD INDUSTRIAL SECTION OF SOUTH PHILLY.  WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST WILL PICK ME UP IN 30 MINUTES.

 I ARRIVE SAFELY AT THE MECHANIC'S SHOP AND NO ONE IS IN THE OFFICE. I WALK AROUND AND IMMEDIATELY SEE THE MECHANIC. I RECOGNIZE HIM FROM LAST YEAR. HE IS VERY COOL AND WE TALK FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.

  TWENTY MINUTES LATER WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST PICKS US UP. WE STOP AT THE AIRPORT AND OUR KID TAKES THE CAR HOME.

  WHEELS AND I SEE A HUGE LINE AND WE THINK WE MAY MISS OUR FLIGHT. WE ARE BOTH SURPRISED HOW QUICK IT MOVED. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE OUR FLIGHT WITH 10 MINUTES TO SPARE. THAN......HER TEXT GOES OFF. OUR FLIGHT IS DELAYED ONE HOUR.

  WE GO THROUGH CUSTOMS AND A WORKER SCUFFS AT ME FOR NOT TAKING " EVERYTHING " OUT OF MY POCKETS WHEN GOING THROUGH THE METAL DETECTOR. I HAD CASH , MY LICENSE , AND A CREDIT CARD. HE SAYS TO ME , " WHEN WE ASK TO TAKE " EVERYTHING " OUT OF YOUR POCKETS WE MEAN EVERYTHING. I SHOW HIM THE CASH TO MAKE A BRIBE AND A JOKE. HE SCUFFS AND TURNS HIS HEAD AWAY FROM ME.

  SIT IN THE TERMINAL AND WE TALK AND MAKE JOKES. ONE GIRL ASKS ME IF THE SEAT IS TAKEN NEXT TO ME. I SAY , " YES , AND SO ARE THE NEXT 3 SEATS.....I LIKE TO STRETCH OUT ( I MAKE A SUPERMAN POSE ) ". WHEELS GIGGLES AND THE GIRL THINKS I AM AN ASSHOLE.

  TEXT GOES OFF.....FLIGHT DELAYED AGAIN.  THE TIME GOES FAST AND WE FINALLY BOARD WITH ONE BIG PROBLEM IN WHICH I NEVER HEARD BUT WHEELS DID. IN FACT , SHE SAYS TO ME , " I WAS WAITING FOR YOU TO REACT AND YOU NEVER DID. " WELL , THE THING I NEVER HEARD WAS..........CARRY-ON BAGGAGE WAS NOW BEING STOWED UNDER THE PLANE BECAUSE THE OVERHEAD COMPARTMENTS WERE FULL. " THE WHOLE POINT OF CARRY-ON IS TO AVOID THE DAMN BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA !!!  .......BLOW.

  OUR KID TEXTS ME , " HOW WAS THE FLIGHT ? " I RESPOND , " BESIDES BEING PUSHED BACK TWICE AND TAKING OR LUGGAGE IT WAS VERY GOOD. "

  OH, NO MORE FREE PEANUTS........2 SMALL RECTANGULAR GRAHAM CRACKERS COOKIES. THE FLIGHT WAS GOOD AND FAST. THE LANDING WAS SOFT AND IT WAS FUN AS WHEELS AND I LISTENED TO AN OLD NAIL RADIO SHOW IN WHICH OUR KIDS AND WHEELS WERE GUESTS. IT WAS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY.

 LAND AND A FRIEND PICKS US UP. WITHIN 30 MINUTES WE WERE EATING CHICKEN CUTLETS AND DRINKING ALL KINDS OF BOOZE.  TELLING STORIES AND PLAYING WITH 2 PUPPIES WAS A BLAST TOO.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I AM WOKEN UP BY WHEELS TAPPING ME ON THE HEAD. I WILL ASK TOMORROW WHY SHE DID THIS.

   SATURDAY        5 - 18 - 19

  LET THE DRINKING BEGIN.

  HAVING A BLAST IN HERE.

  START MORNING OUT WITH A WONDERFUL BREAKFAST AND JUST CHILLING WITH OUR FRIENDS. WE WATCH ESPN FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THAN TIME TO HEAD TO THE PUB.

  SIX OF US UPTOWN AND INTO THE CITY. A GOOD SIZE PUB WITH SEVERAL LEVELS AND LOUD DJ MUSIC. WE MOVED OUTSIDE TO A PATIO AREA AND HAD A NICE TIME. I ASKED OUR BEAUTIFUL WAITRESS AMBER FOR A FAVOR.....CAN SHE PUT THE PHILLIES GAME ON THE ONE TV......SHE DID. A NICE LITTLE PERK.

 FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD AND THE DRINKS WERE NOT SO GOOD. BEER DRAFTS WERE FINE BUT ONE CRANBERRY AND VODKA FOR OUR FRIEND CAME OUT IN A 8 OUNCE PLASTIC CUP. IT WAS ABOUT THE SIZE YOU DO A URINE TEST IN.......NOT COOL.

  WHEELS AND I TREAT EVERYONE AND WE HEAD OUT. THE CITY IS JUMPING WITH KIDS FROM THEIR PROMS AND ACTIVITIES. I MUST SAY SOUTHERN WOMEN ARE ABSOLUTELY PIECES OF ASS. EVERY GIRL IS BLONDE , BLUE EYED , AND WEARING SHORT SHORTS.

  WE WALK TO A LOCAL BASEBALL STADIUM TO WATCH OUR TRIPLE AAA TEAM LEHIGH IRON PIGS VS THE LOCAL TEAM CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS.  WE WON 10 - 8. THE STADIUM WAS COOL AND I JOKED WITH PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME. IT WAS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SO KIDS WERE GETTING THEIR HAIR SPRAYED PINK. GUESS WHO GOT THEIR HAIR SPRAYED PINK ?  I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.  THE PLAYERS AND FIELD HAD PINK IN IT TOO.

  WEARING OUR PHILLIES SHIRTS SEVERAL PEOPLE TALKED TO US. OF COURSE I HAD FUN WITH THEM. WHEELS AND I WALKED AROUND THE STADIUM WHICH WAS BEAUTIFUL.  THE CITY AND BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS IN THE BACK GROUND.  THEY HAD A GRASS HILL FOR CHEAPER SEATS , PLAY THINGS FOR THE KIDS , AND AREAS FOR PARTYING. IT REALLY WAS A GOOD TIME. THEY HAD THIS AREA TO TAKE PICTURES.....THIS IS FUNNY......VISUALIZE IT.  A BUNCH OF KIDS ARE TAKING PICTURES AT A BOOTH. THEY SUPPLY COSTUMES , SIGNS , AND HATS. OF COURSE I CONVINCE WHEELS TO GET IN LINE. WE HAVE AT LEAST 20 KIDS BEHIND US. THE LINE WAS ALL KIDS UNDER 10 YEARS OLD......AND US. I HOLD A SIGN AND SO DOES WHEELS WHO ALSO PUTS ON A PINK BOA AND PINK HAT. I POSTED THE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK AND A TON OF FAMILY SAW AND LIKED IT........THE THINGS I MAKE WHEELS DO.

 WE PULL A TOTAL SEINFELD AND CAN NOT FIND OUR CAR ON THE MULTI LEVEL PARKING GARAGE. WE KNEW WE WERE ON LEVEL 3 " DEER " SECTION. YES , THEIR LEVELS ARE NAMED AFTER ANIMALS. I WAS ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE WE WERE ON LEVEL 3 DEER. A FRIEND WAS POSITIVE WE WERE ON LEVEL 2 " TIGER ". WE WALKED AROUND FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT. IF YOU WALK UP THE RAMP AND OUT A DOOR YOUR ARE ON LEVEL 3 DEER. IF YOU WALK DOWN THE RAMP AND OUT THE DOOR YOU ARE ON LEVEL 2 TIGER. TECHNICALLY WE WERE BOTH RIGHT. WE ALL LAUGHED.

 BACK HOME WE SAY OUR GOODBYES TO FRIENDS.  ONE GIRL IS AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF WORK. TOUGH GIRL WITH A HARD SOUTHERN ACCENT AND SHE LOVES SHOOTING POOL.  SHE IS HILARIOUS.

  WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME PHILLY PRETZELS WE BROUGHT FOR OUR FRIENDS. OF COURSE WE HAVE SOME LIBATIONS AND WE WATCH " SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ".

 PHILLIES WIN THEIR LAST 2 GAMES ON TIMELY HITTING AND SOLID PITCHING.

  TIME IS GOING TOO FAST AND WE ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME.

 MY BROTHER AND HIS FRIENDS OF 30 YEARS ARE AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THEY BEEN DOING THIS ANNUAL GET TOGETHER FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS. THEY POSTED A VERY NICE FACEBOOK PICTURE OF 9 OF THEM IN THE WOODS WHERE WE USED TO HAVE WHEELSTOCKS. I COMMENTED " THAT AREA LOOKS VERY FAMILIAR ".

  OH , ONE MORE THING , MY MECHANIC BY THE AIRPORT TEXTED ME AND OUR VAN IS DONE. ONE DAY......DONE. MY LOCAL MECHANIC PUSHED US BACK TWICE AND SAID DROP THE VAN OFF NEXT WEEK. THE PRICE WOULD OF BEEN DOUBLED....MAYBE TRIPLED. I ABSOLUTELY TIMED IT PERFECTLY WITH THE AIRPORT. ALSO , I DID MESS THE VAN UP WITH THE HEAVY LOADING OF MULCH......A BACK TIRE , BRAKES , AND AN EMERGENCY BRAKE ALL NEEDED TO BE FIXED. I KNEW THIS COULD COST UP TO A $1,000 TO FIX. I KNEW IF OUR LOCAL MECHANIC FIXED THE VAN IT DEFINITELY BE OVER A $1,000.

 CONTINUED - WHEELS AND I MADE AN AGREEMENT. IF OVER $1,000 WE GET RID OF THE VAN. IF OVER $500 WE THINK ABOUT GETTING RID OF THE VAN. FINAL PRICE TO FIX -- $478.  ANOTHER YEAR OF OUR VAN.......YEAH !!

  SUNDAY     5 - 19 - 19

  I COULD GET USE TO THIS..................

  A NICE LITTLE BREAKFAST AND EVERYONE STARTS RECOVERING FROM LAST NIGHT.......JUICE , COFFEE , ADVIL , ETC.

  IT'S VERY LITTLE IN LIFE BUT IT SURE MADE ME FEEL GOOD. INTERNET SCRABBLE -   I WIN BEST OF FIVE - I SPENT 15 MINUTES TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN A GAME 5 WHEN I WAS LOSING BY 32 POINTS WITH ONLY 2 MOVES LEFT.  I FIGURED OUT THE LETTERS HE HAD REMAINING.  AFTER BRAINSTORMING AND TRYING 10 DIFFERENT SCENARIOS THAT ALL FAILED I CAME UP WITH ONE. IT WAS MY ONLY PLAY. I PLACED A WORD AND I NEEDED MY OPPONENT TO PLACE AN EXACT WORD TO THINK HE WAS BLOCKING ME. I FIGURED I HAD A 10% SHOT  OF WINNING AT BEST. HE HAD SEVERAL OTHER MOVES BUT I NEEDED HIM TO DO EXACTLY ONE. I COULD SCORE A TRIPLE WORD , THAN GO OUT , AND WIN. I PLACE MY WORD AND SCORE. NOT 1 MINUTE LATER I SEE MY OPPONENT DOES EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. I PLACE MY BIG SCORE FINAL WORD WITHIN SECONDS AND WIN THE GAME BY 3 POINTS. I FIST PUMPED FOR 10 SECONDS.....BY MYSELF.....IN A CORNER. I TOLD WHEELS THIS STORY AND SHE CALLED ME A LOSER.

 POSTED SOME MORE PICS ON FACEBOOK. A TON OF FAMILY AND HAVERTOWN FRIENDS RESPONDED.....TOO FUNNY.  MY BROTHER ALSO POSTED PICS OF HIS NEW HOUSE BEING BUILT. THIS BRINGS PAINFUL MEMORIES OF WHEN WE BUILT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

  LOAD UP THE CAR AND WE HAD TO A GIGANTIC WALMART. WE GET SOME SUPPLIES AND OF COURSE I MESS WITH SOME PEOPLE. THEY ARE SO FRIENDLY HERE. I AM WALKING DOWN AN ISLE AND THIS REALLY OLD GUY IS LOOKING AT SCOOBY DOO WATER BOTTLES AND OTHER CARTOON CHARACTERS ON THESE WATER DEVICES. I SAY TO HIM , " C'MON , YOU'RE A LITTLE TOO OLD FOR THEM. " HE STARTS LAUGHING. I ALSO MESSED WITH A YOUNG GIRL BAGGING OUR GROCERIES.

  NEXT STOP WE PICK UP HOAGIES. WITH A PHONE APP EVERYTHING WAS PLACED. WHEN WE ARRIVED.......EVERYTHING WAS READY.

 NEXT STOP THE MARINA AND IT IS PACKED. LOTS OF YOUNG EMPLOYEES WELCOME YOU. THE SOUTHERN GIRLS ARE ADORABLE.

  WE RENT A PONTOON BOAT FOR 8 HOURS. WE FISH , DRANK , ATE , TOLD STORIES , LAUGHED , HOUSE WATCHED , BOAT WATCHED , LISTENED TO MUSIC , AND MORE. IT WAS A PERFECT DAY OF WEATHER AND MAN I COULD GET USED TO THIS. AGAIN , I POSTED SOME PICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH A WONDERFUL BBQ.  THE FOOD HAS BEEN EXCELLENT THE WHOLE TIME HERE.  THE DRINKS START AGAIN BUT BY 9PM WHEELS AND I ARE WATCHING GAME........OF........THRONES !!! OUR FRIENDS ORDER HBO FOR US AND WE WENT INTO A BEDROOM TO WATCH IT. BOTH WHEELS AND I THOUGHT THE SERIES & SEASON FINALE WAS GOOD.........NOT GREAT..........BUT GOOD.

  BACK DOWNSTAIRS WE CONTINUE TO BOOZE. THE GIRLS AND ME WATCH THE FINALE OF AMERICAN IDOL.  BY 12 MIDNIGHT I WAS TIRED AND HEAD TO BED. LAST NIGHT I SLEPT GOOD. TONIGHT.....NOT SO GOOD.

  MONDAY      5 - 20 - 19

 THERE'S ALWAYS A " BUT "................FROM ELATION TO DEFLATION.......BLOW.

 SO IT IS TIME TO ROLL HOME FROM BEAUTIFUL CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA.  WE LOAD UP AND HEAD TO THE AIRPORT. FLIGHT IS ON TIME. WHEELS AND I DECIDE TO SAVE A LITTLE MONEY BY NOT GETTING ASSIGNED SEATS BECAUSE WE COULD NOT FIND 2 TOGETHER. THEY DID ASSIGN US BACK TO BACK WHICH WAS OKAY. THOUGH......WHEELS PROBABLY DID NOT APPRECIATE ME REACHING MY ARM THROUGH AND MAKING HAND PUPPET GESTURES TO HER USING MY HAND ALONE. I SHOOK MY HAND NO- NO-NO WHEN WHEELS DID NOT ACCEPT A COMPLIMENTARY COOKIE FROM THE STEWARDESS.

  FLIGHT IS QUICK , ON TIME , AND AGAIN WE HAVE TO CHECK OUR ONE CARRY-ON BAG.....BLOW. THEY RAN OUT OF LUGGAGE SPACE AGAIN ABOVE YOUR SEATS. I JUST DON'T GET IT.

    THE KIDS PICK US UP AT THE AIRPORT. I AM IN A GREAT MOOD AS WE DRIVE 5+ MINUTES TO ARRIVE AT OUR PHILLY MECHANIC. I PAY THE $478 AND WE USE WALKIE TALKIES AS MY ELDEST DRIVES WITH ME AND OUR YOUNGEST RIDES WITH WHEELS. IT IT PERFECT TIMING AND I AM ENJOYING SEEING OUR KIDS AGAIN ALONG WITH JOKING ON THE WALKIE TALKIES. BUT.......

  I CAN NOT BELIEVE MY GOOD FORTUNE OF GETTING OUR VAN FIXED SO QUICKLY , WHILE WE WERE TRAVELING, AND FOR THE MOST PART A FAIR PRICE. BUT.....MORE THAN HALF WAY HOME I SEE SOME SMALL AMOUNTS OF BLUE SMOKE AND AN OIL-LIKE ODOR. OF COURSE.....IT'S ALWAYS GOD DAMN SOMETHING. I CAN'T HAVE ONE F'N THING GO RIGHT. I CALL THE SHOP AND THEY EXPLAIN THAT OIL IS PROBABLY LEAKING ON A PAN. BY THE TIME I GOT HOME THERE WAS A BANGING NOISE IN THE BACK AREA. JESUS.....MY PERFECT PLAN MADE ME GO FROM FEELING GOOD TO FEELING LIKE MELONCHOLY. SO PISSED THIS PERFECT PLAN WENT AWRY.

  WE STOP AT NICKS ROAST BEEF. THE KIDS AND WHEELS GET DINNER. I AM NERVOUS ABOUT THE VAN.

 BACK HOME WE UNLOAD AND GET GREETED BY A JOYFULLY CRYING PUP. OUR DOG WAS OVERJOYED TO SEE US. IT WAS ADORABLE TO SEE. HAVING A DOG FREAKIN' RULES.

  SO NEXT PROJECT WAS DRIVE TO THE CONDO TO CLEAN AFTER A RENTER AND PREP FOR THE NEXT RENTER ALONG WITH A 10 ITEM PUNCH LIST.  WHAT WAS KINDA COOL IS MY ELDEST SAID SHE WOULD DO THE PUNCH LIST AND CLEAN THE HOUSE. I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING AWAY FOR THE WEEK BUT I LET MY KID GO INSTEAD. I MEAN I DID JUST GOT BACK FROM NORTH CAROLINA.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO 50 THINGS FROM CLEANING TO ORGANIZING TO REGISTERS TO EMAILING BANDS. I WAS DONE BY 10:15PM.  A VERY NICE YOUNG COUPLE CAME IN. THE GIRL ASKED IF IT WAS OKAY TO STAY FOR ONE DRINK. I OBLIGED AND SHE TIPPED ME NICELY. THEY ALSO TOOK OUT 6 PACKS AND TIPPED ME AGAIN.

  I WRITE A PUNCH LIST & CLEANING LIST AND EMAIL IT TO MY KID.

  PHILLIES BLOW 3 -1 LEAD BUT THAN TIE IT IN THE 9TH INNING AND WIN THE GAME IN THE 10TH 5 - 4. I TOLD MYSELF , " JESUS , SO MANY TIMES TEAMS ' STEAL ' GAMES FROM US. " WELP , WE STOLE THIS ONE BACK.

 BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH 2 BEERS AND WATCH SOME TV. I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

   TUESDAY       5 - 21 - 19

  BLOW........PHILLIES ARE SO FRUSTRATING SOMETIMES. A 2 - 1 LEAD INTO THE 9TH INNING AND LOSE 3 - 2. I CAN'T STAND HEARING , " THE BULLPEN IS DEPLETED. "  A RELIEVER IS USED 2 NIGHTS AGO AND THROWS 18 PITCHES AND HE IS " DEPLETED " FOR TONIGHT ? OH BOO HOO.....BLOW.

  MIGHT OF FOUND OUR SHOWER LEAK PROBLEM.  I REMOVED THE STRAINER ON THE FLOOR OF THE SHOWER STALL AND ABOUT 4 FEET OF HAIR FOLLOWED IT. IT LOOKED LIKE A PORTUGUESE MAN O'WAR JELLY FISH WAS LIVING IN OUR DRAIN.  I CLEANED IT OUT , SPRAYED THE DRAIN & CORNERS OF THE STALL WITH FLEX SEAL TWICE , AND RAN A FAN TO DRY IT FOR OVER 3 HOURS. I WILL TEST IT TOMORROW.

  DRIVE YOUNGEST TO WORK AND THAN PICK HER UP ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A RIDE.

  TRYING TO GET ALL MY DUCKS IN ORDER. A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH SIDE-JOBS , RENTAL PROPERTIES , CONCERTS , THE NAIL , AND MORE.

 CALLED MY PHILLY MECHANIC AND ACTUALLY TALKED TO THE MECHANIC FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. THEY ARE ALWAYS SUPER COOL. THE VAN DOES NEED 2 MORE THINGS FIXED.....BOTH SMALL OIL LEAKS. MY MAIN CONCERN WAS , IS THE VAN DRIVABLE EVEN ON LONG DISTANCES ? THE MECHANIC TOLD ME IT IS AN OLDER VAN SO YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW BUT AS FAR AS HE COULD SEE IT BE FINE.

   TO THE NAIL TO PREP , CLEAN , AND DO BAND WORK. I WATCH THE PHILLIES ABSOLUTELY SHIT THE BED IN THE 9TH INNING. I SPEND TIME UPDATING MY NEW PUNCH LIST. MAN , IT GOT BIG QUICKLY. I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME.

  VIA THE PHONE I WALK MY ELDEST THROUGH IN FIXING A TV. MAN THESE KIDS HAVE ATTITUDE.

  IT IS SO FRIGGIN' NICE TO SEE MINIMAL WEEDS 2 WEEKS AFTER MULCHING. MY PUNCH LIST DOES HAVE " LIGHT WEEDING " BUT THAT IS IT.

  WALK UP TO A RENTAL PROPERTY WHERE A FAMILY MEMBER IS PAINTING. HE IS GOING TO PAINT THE UNDER SIDE OF OUR PORCH ROOF SINCE HE IS WORKING AT THE ADJOINING PROPERTY. I THOUGHT THIS WAS SUPER COOL OF HIM. I WILL ALSO BE DOING A SIDE-JOB NEXT TO HIM TOMORROW.....SMALL WORLD.

 NEIGHBOR CUTS OUR RENTAL HEDGES DOWN TO 2 FEET HIGH. THIS IS A LITTLE EXTREME BUT IT DOES LOOK 10X BETTER. OUR TENANT WAS NOT TOO HAPPY.......AGAIN. I HAD TO MAKE PEACE BETWEEN OUR RENTER , THE LANDSCAPER , AND MY NEIGHBOR........IMAGINE THAT.

  OFF TO SLEEP WHERE I COMPLETELY RE-MADE MY BED. I HAD A COUSIN USE MY BEDROOM FOR 2 NIGHTS WHILE WE WERE AWAY.  IT LOOKED LIKE A PORN MOVIE WAS FILMED HERE. I REMOVED ALL BEDDINGS AND MY FOAM MATTRESS AND RE-DID IT. A FRESH MADE BED AND I SLEPT LIKE ASS.............BLOW.

   WEDNESDAY          5 - 22 - 19

 SIDE JOBS HAVE BEEN ACCUMULATING A LITTLE BIT SO......I NEED TO GET THEM STARTED.

  I TIMED THIS ONE PERFECT AS A FAMILY MEMBER WAS WORKING RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO MY JOB. I ASKED HIM TO BRING A 40' LADDER AND A POWER WASHER ( FOR ANOTHER JOB ). IT WORKED OUT PERFECT.  HE ALSO PAINTED THE UNDERSIDE OF ONE OF OUR RENTAL HOMES WHICH WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HIS JOB. ALL OF THIS WAS TIMED ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY.

  I USED THE 40' LADDER AND CLEANED OUT GUTTERS , DOWNSPOUTS , AND STREET DRAINS. I ALSO SECURED A DOWNSPOUT ELBOW AND LENT MY FAMILY MEMBER A SCREW GUN AND SCREWS. THE CUSTOMER LIKED MY WORK SO MUCH SHE GAVE ME 3 MORE JOBS AND ASKED ME TO BE HER PERSONALLY HANDY MAN. SURE WISH SHE WAS 25 YEARS OLD INSTEAD OF A 100.

  BACK HOME TO CLEAN UP, HAVE SOME LUNCH , AND CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I ALSO LAID WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP , CLEAN , AND DO MY NORMAL THINGS.  I HAD THIS TOTALLY ANNOYING PATRON WHO TRIED TO PICK UP THIS NICE WOMAN 10 TIMES. HE JUST DID NOT HAVE A CLUE OF HOW ANNOYING HE WAS. I WAS NOT SURPRISED WHEN HE TOLD ME HE WAS DIVORCED.........TWICE.  I WILL NOT GET INTO THE 50 COMPLETELY ANNOYING THINGS HE DID BUT ONE WAS HE DID NOT SHUT UP. HE ASK YOU A QUESTION AND THAN AS YOU WERE ANSWERING IT HE BEGIN TALKING WHILE I ANSWERED.........SO FUCKING FRUSTRATING. PLUS HIS SENSE OF HUMOR WAS HORRIBLE. I ASK , " SO HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO PAY CREDIT OR CASH ? " HE REPLY , " I'M NOT PAYING.......(PAUSE 3 SECONDS)......AHHH I'M JUST FUCKING WITH YA !! "  OH MY GOD YOU ARE SO FUCKING FUNNY !!......DOUCHE. HOW THIS GIRL EVEN TALKED TO HIM FOR E SECONDS I HAVE NO IDEA..........JEEZ.

  WATCH PHILLIES SUCK ASS. A 3 - 0 LEAD AGAINST COLE HAMELS ( 1ST TIME AGAINST THE PHILLIES ) AND THE CUBS AND THAN EVERYTHING WENT TO SHIT. WE LOSE 17 - 3.....OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I THINK THE CUBS HIT 3 GRAND SLAMS. LOOKS LIKE OUR NEW PITCHER PROSPECT IS NOT AT THE BIG LEAGUE LEVEL.

 TALKED TO MY ELDEST AT THE CONDO. THE KID COMPLETED MY PUNCH LIST I GAVE HER. SHE SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING HER TIME THERE.

  BACK HOME I HAVE ONE BEER AND ONE BRANDY. YEP , THINK I AM GOING BACK TO BRANDY. WHY NOT. 

  GO DOWN OUR BASEMENT AND I FORGOT HOW NICE THE TV WAS. I MEAN IT REALLY HAS A NICE PICTURE. I HUNG OUT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

  I HEARD THE RE-MAKE OF ALL IN THE HOUSE AND THE JEFFERSONS WAS VERY GOOD. THE NEWS HAD SOME DETAILS ABOUT IT AND IT LOOKED ENTERTAINING.

  OFF TO BED....SLEPT OKAY.

  THURSDAY          5 - 23 - 19

 OFF TO A SIDE JOB. THE ONLY THING I NEED TO LOAD ON MY VAN IS A 30 FOOT LADDER. IT BEGINS TO RAIN SO BAD I ASK MY YOUNGEST FOR A BASEBALL CAP. I LOAD THE LADDER AND BEGIN TO DRIVE MY KID TO SCHOOL.........IT STOPS RAINING. AM I THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS LUCK ?

  I ARRIVE AND MY MAIN GOALS ARE TWO FOLD.....POWER WASH AND PAINT. TODAY WAS POWER WASHING. THE CUSTOMER ASKED FOR SPECIFIC THINGS TO BE POWER WASHED. I TOLD HER , " I AM HERE. I AM GOING TO POWER WASH EVERYTHING."..........SO I DID. YOU NAME IT I DID IT........WINDOWS , SIDING , GUTTERS , DOWNSPOUTS , EVES , FACIA BOARD , PATIO FLOORS , AND MORE. I EVEN CLEANED OUT SOME GUTTERS OF HEAVY WET LEAVES. A NEIGHBOR SAW ME SO I DID THE SAME FOR HER AND SHE ASKED ME TO DO SOME CEMENT PATCH WORK.  THE CUSTOMER ADDED MORE WORK SO I WILL RETURN ANOTHER DAY TO PAINT AND DO CEMENT PATCH WORK FOR THE NEIGHBOR.  IT WAS NOT FUN BEING HIGH UP ON A 30' LADDER POWER WASHING EVES AND GUTTERS. I WAS SOAKED. BY 1PM I WAS LOADED UP AND HEADING HOME.

  TO MY SURPRISE THE VAN DROVE VERY NICELY. I DID NOT HEAR ANY BANGING IN THE BACK OR SEE OR SMELL ANY SMOKE.  THIS COULD CHANGE BY TOMORROW.

  LOOKS LIKE A FAMILY MEMBER SCORED BIG ON A CRAIGSLIST FLAT SCREEN TV. IF I SAW THIS DEAL I WOULD OF BOUGHT IT MYSELF......60" FOR $35.  HERE IS MY CONVERSATION IN TEXTING HIM :

  ME - " DUDE , HUGE SCORE ON TV "

  FAMILY - " YEAH , TRYING TO SET UP TIME TO PICK IT UP. MAYBE SUNDAY. "

  ME - " YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET TV ASAP. IT IS SUCH A GOOD DEAL PEOPLE WILL INQUIRE AND OVER BID YOU. I HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE.

  FAMILY - " DON'T REALLY CARE. IF HE SELLS IT THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER TV OUT THERE."

  ME - " I JUST OUT BIDDED YOU. ON MY WAY TO PICK UP TV NOW. "

 PLANTED SEEDS IN OUR GARAGE GARDEN. I ALSO DID LIGHT WEEDING. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE DONE IN 20 MINUTES.

  WATCHED PHILLIES ALMOST BLOW A 7 - 0 LEAD. IT WAS SO FUNNY TO SEE PITCHER NESHEK SHIT THE BED. ALL KINDS OF CONTROVERSY WITH THIS GUY WHO ONLY PITCHES ON HIS TERMS. HE GAVE UP 2 HOMERUNS ON 3 PITCHES.....BLOW. PHILLIES HANG ON WITH NERIS IN A SCARY 9TH INNING TO WIN 9 - 7. THIS IS A GOOD SPLIT OF 2 GAMES EACH IN THIS 4 GAME SERIES. CUBS ARE A VERY GOOD TEAM AND HAVE NOT LOST 2 HOME GAMES IN A ROW ALL YEAR. TECHNICALLY , IF THE PHILLIES DIDN'T SHIT THE BED THEY WOULD OF TOOK 3 OUT OF 4.

 HOW ABOUT TORONTO WINNING 3 STRAIGHTS GAME TO GO UP 3 - 2 OVER THE BUCKS. GAME 6 IN IS TORONTO. WINNER GOES TO GOLDEN STATE FOR NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY SAY LEBRON JAMES IS TRYING TO CONVINCE LEONARD OF THE RAPTORS AND BUTLER OF THE 76ERS TO COME TO HIS TEAM THE LAKERS. JESUS.....THAT WOULD MAKE THEM VERY GOOD.

 ELDEST COMES HOME FROM THE CONDO. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE HER AND I THANKED HER FOR DOING THE PUNCH LIST. SHE CHILLED WITH WHEELS AND WATCHED SOME COMEDY TV SHOW. THEY WERE LAUGHING SO I ASSUMED IT WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND DO MY ROUTINE. HAD A NICE LITTLE CROWD EARLY.

  AT LEAST 5 FAMILIES CONTACTED US ON TRAVEL WEBSITES WE ADVERTISE ON. IT LOOKS LIKE A NICE MILITARY FAMILY WILL BE RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE ON LAST MINUTE NOTICE FOR THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. THE FUNNY THIS IS , AND I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE , I DID NOT CARE IF IT RENTED OR NOT. IF IT RENTS .......COOL. IF IT DOESN'T....WHEELS AND I GO UP. SEE , MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING WHEN YOUR HOPING TO GET SOME ASS.

  BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A BEER ( NO BRANDY ) AND WATCH TV FOR A LITTLE BIT. I ALSO TALK TO MY YOUNGEST WHO WAS STILL DOING HOME WORK LATE LATE NIGHT.

  OFF TO BED.

  OH ONE MORE THING:

  I SAY , " WHEELS , YOU MUST PRINT ME OUT 2 PICTURES I SENT YOU VIA EMAIL BY TODAY. "  SHE RESPONDS , " WHY ? " I REPLY , " I HAVE A COURT CASE TOMORROW MORNING. " SHE REPLIES , " OH GOOD GOD , NOW WHAT ?  I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. "

 TOMORROW..........THE RESULTS.

 FRIDAY      5 - 24 - 19

  FULL DAY TODAY.....I KEEP PUSHING IT.

  START MORNING BY SEEING A DEER IN OUR BACK YARD. THIS IS ONLY THE 2ND TIME IN 14 YEARS I HAVE SEEN A DEER HERE. I ASKED WHEELS , " WHAT ANIMAL DID I SEE IN OUR BACK YARD FOR ONLY THE 2ND TIME IN 14 YEARS ? " SHE REPLIES , " A RABBIT ? "  I GIGGLE AND SAY , " REALLY ?.......A RABBIT .....THAT'S YOUR GUESS ??? " I MEAN WE HAVE 100'S OF RABBITS AROUND HERE ALL THE TIME. " SHE REPLIES , " I REALLY DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU ASK. "

  SHOWER , SHAVE , AND PUT ON A SUIT. TODAY WAS MY COURT APPEARANCE FOR GOING THE WRONG WAY ON A ONE WAY STREET. HERE IS HOW IT WENT FOR THE $200 FINE:

 - ARRIVE AND THERE ARE 50 PEOPLE IN LINE. A SLICK LOOKING OLDER ATTORNEY WITH A PONY TAIL SAYS , " I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS BEFORE. "  YEP........LIKE I HAVEN'T HEARD THOSE WORDS BEFORE.

 - A COURT EMPLOYEE DIRECTS PEOPLE. I AM IN A SUIT AND SHE THINKS I AM AN ATTORNEY. EVERYONE ELSE IS DRESSED IN STREET CLOTHS. I BELIEVE IN HONORING THE COURT AND DRESSING UP. HEY , I WATCH JUDY JUDY.

 - THE COURT IS PACKED. I GIVE UP MY SEAT TO A PIECE OF ASS ITALIAN GIRL. SHE THANKS ME AND ASKS , " ARE YOU SURE ? " I REPLY HUMOROUSLY  , " DON'T LET ME ASK YOU AGAIN." SHE SO WANTED ME TO REPRESENT HER.

 - THE COURT WOMAN MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT , " THE JUDGE IS WITH A PRISONER AND WILL BE DELAYED 30 MINUTES. " I AM THINKING I WILL BE HERE FOR 10 HOURS AND THIS IS NOT WORTH IT , BUT THAN SHE MAKES ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT , " ANYONE WITH A SPEEDING TICKET WE ARE GOING TO REDUCE YOUR TICKET TO JUST 5 MPH HOUR OVER THE SPEED LIMIT. THIS WILL NOT HAVE GIVE YOU ANY POINTS , NOT AFFECT YOUR INSURANCE , AND YOU WILL GET  ARE REFUND OF $50 OFF YOUR PAID TICKETS. " 40 PEOPLE GET UP AND LEAVE.  THIS WAS AWESOME.

 - I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE ARRESTING OFFICER WHO  GAVE YOU THE TICKET HAD TO SHOW UP IN COURT. IF THE OFFICER DID NOT SHOW THAN YOUR CASE IS DISMISSED. THIS IS NOT TRUE. THEY ASSIGN ONE OFFICER TO ALL THE CASES.

 - THE OFFICER CALLS OUT MY NAME AND APPROACHES ME. HE DID THIS WITH THE REMAINING 10 PEOPLE TO WORK OUT A DEAL. HE SAYS , " YOUR TICKET DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR POINTS OR INSURANCE. DO YOU STILL WANT TO PROCEED ? " I RESPOND , " YES , I LIKE TO TELL MY STORY. " HE WAS A TOUGH GUY AND SCUFFS AND SAYS , " TSK........... " AND WALKS AWAY.

 - THE JUDGE ARRIVES AND I AM 2ND. THE FIRST WOMAN REDUCED HER TICKET BY 50% WITH EXPLAINING HER SIDE OF THE STORY. APPARENTLY SHE LET HER DOGS STAY OUTSIDE BARKING ALL NIGHT WHILE THEY WERE AWAY. THIS WAS A NOISE ORDINANCE TICKET.

 - I AM UP NEXT. THE JUDGE ASKS THE OFFICER TO READ THE TICKET. THE COP READS , " WE SAW A VERY FAT GUY WITH A LARGE BALD HEAD GO THE WRONG WAY ON A ONE WAY STREET TO MCDONALDS TO GET A 2 FOR 1 BIG MAC DEAL. SO WE PULLED HIM OVER AND FINED HIM $200 FOR BEING FAT "............IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

 - AFTER MY LAST COURT APPEARANCE , IN WHICH I DID NOT KNOW 3 APPOINTED ATTORNEYS WOULD BE MAKING THE RULING INSTEAD OF A JURY AND JUDGE , AND I GAVE MY ANSWERS SARCASTICALLY THINKING THE WHOLE TIME , " WAIT TO I GET YOU IN COURT ". WELL , I LOST , AND NOW MY NEIGHBOR HATES ME. THIS STILL STINGS ME EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT IT. THE GUT WRENCHING PAIN I FELT AFTER THIS LOSS HURT ME FOR SO LONG AND STILL PISSES ME OFF TO THIS DAY. WHY THE FUCK DIDN'T MY ATTORNEY STRONGLY EXPLAIN THIS TO ME ??!!

 - OK ANYWAY , THE JUDGE ASKS ME TO SPEAK , " GOOD MORNING YOUR HONOR. I AM HOPING A GOOD DEED AND SOME COMMON SENSE ON MY PART WILL BALANCE THIS MATTER IN SOME WAY. THE STREET HAS BEEN 2 WAYS FOR OVER 50+ YEARS. IT JUST RECENTLY CHANGED TO A ONE WAY. MY WIFE AND I KNOW BECAUSE WE STARTED THE PETITION TO MAKE IT A ONE WAY SINCE WE HAVE KIDS AND LIVE ON THE CORNER. WE DEFINITELY KNOW IT IS A ONE WAY. CAN I HAND YOU SOME PICTURES ( HE SAYS YES ) ?  ON THIS DAY I SAW A MAN WITH HIS ENGINE HOOD UP. HE SAW ME IN THE DRIVEWAY SO I OFFERED ASSISTANCE. I PULLED MY CAR DOWN MY DRIVE WAY ( AS YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE ) UP TO HIS CAR AND JUMPED HIS BATTERY.  I DECIDED TO JUST LEAVE THE CAR THERE SINCE I WAS DRIVING MY DAUGHTER TO WORK LATER THAT EVENING.  WHEN NIGHT CAME I SAW THE POLICE CAR AND WAVED TO THE OFFICER SIGNALING I WOULD PREFER TO DRIVE JUST 6 FEET TO CONESTOGA ROAD AND NOT BACK UP AND TURNAROUND ON THE ONE WAY STREET. I WAVED TO THE OFFICER AGAIN AND MY DAUGHTER AND I TOOK CONESTOGA ROAD.  I HAD 2 CHOICES , FORWARD 6 FEET OR TURNAROUND AGAINST THE ONE WAY STREET. MY DECISION WAS THE LATER.

  JUDGE RESPONDS , " YOUR CASE IS DISMISSED................NEXT. "

  SO , DID THIS HELP ME A LITTLE BIT WITH MY HORRIBLE APPEARANCE IN COURT LAST TIME ?.......A TINY TINY BIT.

  AT HOME I GET MY COMPUTER STUFF DONE AND DECIDE IT IS JUST TOO BEAUTIFUL OUT NOT TO DO A SIDE JOB. I DRIVE TO QUAKERTOWN AND GET LOST.  THE CUSTOMER GUIDES ME IN. 3 HOURS LATER I FINISH PAINTING FASCIA BOARDS , UNDER GUTTERS , AND MORE. I WAS AT THE TOP OF A HOUSE AND LET ME TELL YOU WITH MY FATTINESS BEING 30 FEET IN THE AIR ON A LADDER IS NO JOKE. I GOT PAID , THE CUSTOMER LOVES ME , AND I HEAD HOME.

  TRAFFIC GOING TO THE POCONOS IS PACKED. TRAFFIC ON THE SCHUYLKILL EXPRESSWAY IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED. THANK GOD I DID NOT HAVE TO GO IN EITHER OF THOSE DIRECTIONS. I HAVE A MOTTO , " NEVER TAKE THE SCHUYLKILL. "

  AT HOME I HAVE LUNCH AND CHILL FOR 2 HOURS.

  TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I TAKE A WONDERFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE. TO MY SURPRISE , ESPECIALLY ON A MEMORIAL DAY FRIDAY , WE HAD A GOOD CROWD AND ONE VERY SPECIAL PERSON WHO SUPPORTED MUSIC. THE BAND DRACULA'S MINISKIRT SUNG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER. SHE WAS 99 YEARS OLD. HOW FUCKING COOL IS THAT !!

  A LAST SECOND MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER COMES IN. AT FIRST I CARDED HER AND ASKED WHAT BAND IS SHE HERE TO SEE. THAN I SAW HER NAME ON HER LICENSE.  SHE WAS ADORABLE. HER HUSBAND AND HER SERVE IN THE AIR FORCE AND HAVE 2 LITTLE GIRLS. SHE DROVE FROM HARRISBURG TO PAY US. SHE REMINDED ME OF MY SISTER-IN-LAW.  WE TALKED AND I WALKED HER TO HER CAR.  I FELT LIKE I MADE A DRUG DEAL WHEN SHE HANDED ME $750 IN CASH. I HOOKED HER UP WITH SOME LITTLE THINGS LIKE ANYTIME CHECK-IN AND A HALF CASE OF MILLER LITE FOR HER HUSBAND. I FELT BAD SHE DROVE 90 MINUTES TO HERE.

  BACK TO THE BANDS WERE I HAD A GREAT TIME ON THE DOOR AND TALKING WITH PEOPLE. EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.

  OUR PHILLIES WIN AGAINST A TEAM WE RARELY BEAT.......NICE !!

  SOME FRIENDS STOPPED IN AND I HAD A NIGHTCAP WITH THEM AND MY ELDEST.

  I ROLL OUT ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND FOLLOW MY ELDEST IN HER CAR FOR A LITTLE BIT. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT.

  AT HOME I WAS TOTALLY BEAT FROM THE FULL DAY. I HAD SOME BRANDY ( WHICH I REGRETTED THE NEXT MORNING ) AND ONE BEER. OFF TO BED. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER LONG DAY.

  SATURDAY      5 - 25 - 19

  WHOOOOOOOO ARE YOU.........WHO WHO ......WHO WHO !!  I REALLY WANT TO KNOW !!  WHOOOOO ARE YOU....WHO WHO......WHO WHO.

  DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO WORK AT 8AM. I THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL AND SPEND ONE HOUR PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT.

  STOP AT A BANK FOR ONES , FIVES , AND QUARTERS.

  BACK HOME I CHECK EMAILS AND WRITE MY BLOG.

  BY 10:45AM I HEAD TO ANOTHER SIDE-JOB.  THIS TIME IN PLYMOUTH MEETING.  I SPEND CLOSE TO 4 HOURS DOING ALL KINDS OF MISCELLANEOUS JOBS FROM CHANGING 4' FLORESCENT BLUBS ( FRIGGIN' HATE DOING THAT ) , CHANGING A WATER FILTER ON A FRIDGE COLD LINE , MOVING HEAVY FILING CABINETS , HANGING PICTURES , ADJUSTING DOOR KNOB CATCHES , AND MORE. BY 2:30PM I WAS FINISHED.

  RUNNING ON EMPTY I MAKE IT TO A GAS STATION TO FILL UP MY BELOVED VAN........IN WHICH IT HAS BEEN RUNNING WELL OVER THESE LAST 5 DAYS OF SIDE-JOBS......SO FAR.

  AT HOME I SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP. I WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AGAIN OVER THE VERY GOOD BREWERS.

   BY 5:30PM I AM SHOWERING AND GETTING DRESSED. TONIGHT WE ARE MEETING UP WITH 18 FRIENDS. IT WAS TIME TO GO TO THE WHO CONCERT AT CITIZENS BANK PARK......IN THE SUITE.

 FUNNY......I GOT OFFERED FREE WHO TICKETS , 10TH ROW....AND SHOT IT DOWN. IF I WAS 20 YEARS OLD I BE ALL OVER THAT. A SUITE IS MORE MY SPEED NOW.

  A FRIEND DRIVES TO A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE WHERE WE MEET UP. WE WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO ARRIVE AND THAN WE HEAD TO THE STADIUM. WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND PARK IN THE PRIVATE LOTS UNDER THE SECURITY OF DOG SNIFFING UNITS. YEP......OUR CAR GOT SNIFFED.

  THE AVERAGE AGE WAS OVER 50 TONIGHT. IT WAS KINDA FUNNY TO SEE BECAUSE IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD ON HOW I LOOK.  WE ARRIVE FIRST IN THE SUITE TO FOOD AND BOOZE....WITH NO BARTENDER. A SECURITY GUY TELLS US THERE WILL BE NO BARTENDER TONIGHT. LITTLE DID HE KNOW WHO RUNS THIS SUITE TONIGHT. I BARTENDED FOR EVERYONE IN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES. WITHIN 45 MINUTES WE HAD A VERY NICE FEMALE BARTENDER AND 3 OTHER PEOPLE SCRAMBLING AROUND FOR REQUESTS. THEY SERVED US FOOD , DELIVERED DRINKS , PUT ON THE RAPTORS BASKETBALL GAME , AND MORE.

 WE HAVE A BLAST AND A BALL MAKING JOKES AND HAVING FUN. THE MUSIC STARTS WITH THE LEAD SINGER OF THE JAY GILES BAND. HE WAS GOOD.

  THAN THE MAIN ACT.......THE WHO !!! LAST TIME I SAW THEM WAS AT VETERANS STADIUM WHERE WE THOUGHT THE SUITE WOULD COLLAPSE. I RANKED THIS CONCERT IN MY TOP 5 BEST EVER. TONIGHT.....DID  NOT MAKE MY TOP 5 BUT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I GIVE IT FOR DAULTRY AND TOWNSEND WHO IN THEIR 70'S LOOK GREAT. I MEAN ROGER HAD MAJOR ARM BICEPS. SO THEY DIDN'T GET FAT LIKE BILLY JOEL OR ELTON JOHN....THIS IS GOOD. THEY SOUNDED GOOD AND PERFORMED WELL WITH A HUGE ORCHESTRA BEHIND THEM. A FAIR AMOUNT OF INSTRUMENTAL SONGS WAS GOOD BUT FOR ME ......A LITTLE TOO LONG. I WANTED THE BIG HITS OF THE WHO NOW !!  THE FIRST 4 SONGS AND 3 WERE INSTRUMENTAL. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE ASIAN GIRL WEARING A HARPER PHILLIES SHIRT PLAYING THE ELECTRIC VIOLIN WAS A PIECE OF ASS AND REMARKABLE TALENT.

  WE DANCED AND SANG SONGS ALL NIGHT LIKE WE WERE TEENAGERS. I GOT TO PARTY WITH THE FUNNEST GIRL ON THE PLANET.......WHEEL'S BEST FRIEND. THIS GIRL IS A FRIGGIN' BLAST. IF SHE SAID SHE WAS HAVING A PARTY IN A CLOSET I GO.

  MEMORIAL DAY FIREWORKS FAR AWAY BEHIND THE BIG SCREEN WAS APPROPRIATELY COOL.

  I HAND WHEELS CROWN ROYAL ON THE ROCKS. SHE THINKS ITS BRANDY BUT I TELL HER ITS CROWN. SHE KINDA SCUFFED NICELY AND HAD THE FACE LIKE .....UGH.......CROWN. NOT 15 MINUTES LATER SHE W=ASKED ME TO GET HER ANOTHER ROUND. I DID THIS 6 MORE TIMES.

  BOOZE IS FLOWING , WE ARE DANCING , AND SINGING LIKE KIDS ON SESAME STREET. IT WS AWESOME AND I NEEDED IT.

  THIS WAS A FUN NIGHT. WE ROLL OUT OF THE SUITE AND INTO THE PRIVATE PARKING AREA. WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME HOME. BACK AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE I GOT TO SEE MY NIECE. SHE FINISHED HER FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE AND SHE  IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER.

  A FRIEND DRIVES US HOME AND WHEELS AND I ARE FEELING GOOD. SO GOOD......I GET SOME APPLE.

   I GET A WONDERFUL TEXT FROM THE BARTENDER - " THE BANDS AND PEOPLE ARE SO NICE. I'VE CRIED 3 TIMES ALREADY. " I LOVE HEARING THAT.

 IT IS VERY RARE TO BOOK ALL 3 NIGHTS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

  SUNDAY NIGHT.....MORE BANDS.

 SOMETIMES I RE-READ OLDER THREADS. JESUS.......I BLOW AT SPELLING. I RE-READ YESTERDAY'S THREAD AND FIXED AT LEAST 10 MISSPELLINGS.

  OH.......RE-STARTING ONE'S CELL PHONE FIXES STUFF. IT DID FOR ME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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