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

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

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

Work hard :

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

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

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

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

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

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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  SUNDAY    10 - 31 - 21   HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 SO WHEN CAN A TOYOTA RAV BEAT A CORVETTE ?................

 WHEELS HEADS TO WALMART AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 WE MEET BACK AT HOME AND BEGIN PACKING. IT NEVER FAILS WHEN IN A RUSH YOU ALWAYS FORGET SOMETHING. THIS IS INCLUDES WORK , TRAVEL , OR JUST GOING ANYWHERE. I FORGOT MY TOILETRIES AND ROKU.....BLOW.

 WE HEAD EAST WITH THE PUP. WE HIT SOME RAIN FOR ABOUT A 1/3 OF THE DRIVE. AFTER THAT.....COOL BLUE SKIES , SUNSHINE , AND CREATIVE CLOUDS.

 TALK TO A BROTHER ABOUT THE EAGLES. IT IS ALWAYS FUNNY WHEN THEY PLAY WELL THEY ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL. WHEN THEY LOSE WE WATCH CURLING.

 A FAMILY MEMBER IS SIGNING A CONTRACTING JOB RIGHT NEAR OUR HOUSE. HE NEEDS MY HELP. WHAT IS IT ?.......A VEHICLE. ALL MY FAMILY HAVE OVER THE TOP SUPER SPORTY TOO EXPENSIVE HOT ROD CARS. THEY ARE TOTALLY DEPRECIATING AS SOON AS THEY LEAVE THE LOT AND FIT 2 PEOPLE WITH ENOUGH TRUNK SPACE FOR A SHOE. ME..........MINIVAN.....THAT I ONCE POOPED IN. SO I GET THE TEXT , " CAN I BORROW ONE OF YOUR CARS ? I HAVE A SIGNING NEAR YOU. " I REPLY , " DO YOU WANT THE MINIVAN THAT I POOPED IN OR THE JEEP WITH A LEAKY ROOF THAT I USED FLEX SEAL ON AND SOUNDS LIKE A MOTOR BOAT ? " HE PICKED THE JEEP. WHAT WAS THE REASON FOR CHOOSING MY GENERIC VEHICLE ? SO THE CUSTOMER WOULD NOT SEE HIM PULL UP IN A RITZY CORVETTE. I KEPT THINKING OF THE MOVIE " MONEY PIT " WITH TOM HANKS AND THE SONG PLAYING " I GOTTA BE MEEEEEE !!! " I CONCLUDED........MY MINIVAN FUCKING RULES. WHAT OTHER VEHICLE CAN YOU CARRY A SOFA , DRYWALL , AND TAKE A CRAP IN ?

 SPEAKING OF TOM HANKS WHO IS ARGUABLE THE MOST FAMOUS ACTOR ON EARTH. THERE WAS A WEDDING CEREMONY ON ABEACH. SO , MR. HANKS CRASHED IT FOR A COUPLE OF PICTURES AND SAY CONGRATULATIONS. THE PICTURES WENT VIRAL. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS SUPER COOL AND THE COUPLE WILL REMEMBER IT FOREVER ON THEIR SPECIAL DAY. OF COURSE , OUR WORLD HAS ASSHOLE PEOPLE IN IT THAT ALWAYS SEE THINGS DIFFERENT. ONE LADY SPEWED ANGER SAYING IT WAS NOT RIGHT FOR TOM HANKS TO CRASH THEIR SPECIAL TIME AND CEREMONY. WHAT A FUCKING WORLD.

 SPEAKING OF " WHAT A FUCKING WORLD " - I SEE A SOCIAL MEDIA POST OF A KID WITH CANCER PLAYING WITH A PUPPY IN HIS GURNEY BED. OVER 200K PEOPLE GAVE IT A " THUMBS UP ".  AROUND 150 PEOPLE GAVE IT A " THUMBS DOWN ". WHAT I LIKE TO KNOW WHO THE FUCK ARE THE 150 PEOPLE WHO GAVE A THUMBS DOWN TO A CANCER KID FUCKING PLAYING WITH A FUCKING PUPPY ???!!!

 WE SETTLE IN AND WALK THE PUP ON THE BEACH. IT'S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL HERE.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE PERFECT EAGLES GAME. FROM OFFENSE TO DEFENSE TO PLAY CALLING TO COACHING TO LIMITED PENALTIES. EVERYTHING WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. THIS TEAM IS AWESOME. OH WAIT , THEY WERE PLAYING THE 0 - 7 LIONS. WE STILL BLOW.

 ASTROS WIN AND MOVE SERIES BACK TO HOUSTON DOWN 2 - 3. 

 FUCKING COWBOYS WIN WITHOUT STARTING QUARTERBACK ZAK ASS. C'MON VIKINGS !!

 WE TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. ALWAYS A BLAST HERE. WE MEET SOME NICE PEOPLE AND A GIANT MASTIFF BLACK DOG THAT HAD DROOL HANGING 8 INCHES FROM BOTH SIDES OF HIS JAWS. I WOULD NEVER EVER GET A DOG LIKE THIS.....THOUGH THE DOG WAS SUPER COOL. ANOTHER WAS A HOUND DOG THAT BARKED AT THE MASTIFF FOR 30 MINUTES STRAIGHT.

 BACK HOME WHEELS GOES TO THE DOLLAR STORE. I WATCH SOME TV AND SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF.

 EACH VISIT WE ARE TRYING NEW RESTAURANTS OR PUBS. TONIGHT WE TRIED THE SALTY MERMAID ON ITS LAST NIGHT OPEN FOR THE SEASON. WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THE FOOD ? ANYWAY , THE DECOR IS TOP NOTCH MODERN WITH GLASS/MIRROR BAR , LARGE TV'S , MERMAID PICTURES , A SURF ROW BOAT ON THE CEILING , HEAVY ROPE CEILING LIGHTS , AND MORE ALONG THE BEACH-LIKE SCENERY. OUR WAITRESS WAS AN ADORABLE BLONDE 18 YEAR OLD. CHRIST , TO BE 18 AGAIN. SHE ALWAYS STOOD AT ARMS LENGTH AWAY FROM ME.  OH , THE FOOD WAS GOOD.

 OH , ONE MORE RESTAURANT STORY. I SAW M&M'S WHEN FIRST COMING IN. I ASSUME THEY WERE FOR KIDS WHO ATE THERE THIS HALLOWEEN NIGHT. THE GREETER WAS AT HER PODIUM SO I SAID TO MYSELF, " WHEN I LEAVE I AM SO GRABBING SOME M&M'S. " WE ARE LEAVING AND I DO NOT SEE THE GREETER LADY SO I GRAB LIKE 20 M&M BAGS OF CANDY.  I SPIN TOWARDS THE EXIT DOOR AND I SEE THE GREETER IS ACTUALLY BEHIND A HALF WALL READING A BOOK. SHE LOOKS AT ME WITH DISGUST........WHEELS DOES TOO.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH JEOPARDY , CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE , TOM BRADY AND THE BUCS , AND AN EPISODE OF BIG SKY.

 WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT ON THE BEACH. IT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY BUT ALWAYS COOL SIGHTS OF SAND , OCEAN , AND STARRY SKIES. ONE STAR WAS RED AND I HAD NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS....A SATELLITE ,  A PLANET , MY EYES , OR MAYBE A DISTANT PIZZA.

 TOOK A POT PILL AND OFF TO BED. THE PUP JOINED ME LATER.

 I TRIED TO STAY AWAKE FOR THE END OF THE COWASS GAME AND WORLD SERIES BUT JUST COULDN'T.

 BROTHER P AND BROTHER V ARE AT A JOB SITE. WE ARE PAINTING AND DOING DRYWALL. I HEAR COMMOTION OUTSIDE. I LOOK OUT A BAY WINDOW AND SEE A GUY DRESSED IN A HALLOWEEN COSTUME LIKE A ZOMBIE AND HE GETS SHOT. I SEE HIM FALL TO THE GROUND WITH BLOOD ON HIS CHEST. I YELL TO MY BROTHER , " CALL THE POLICE !  A ZOMBIE HAS BEEN SHOT. "..........dream ends.

  MONDAY     11 - 1 - 21

 AND JUST LIKE THAT IT'S NOVEMBER.

 ON THE BEACH AT SUNRISE AND TOOK PICTURES. THIS IS ALWAYS PEACE HEALING TO THE SOUL.

 AND JUST LIKE THAT A BAND HAS CANCELLED FOR A WEEKEND SHOW. THIS IS THE 7TH WEEKEND IN A ROW WHERE AT LEAST ONE BAND HAS CANCELLED. IT'S GETTING FRUSTRATING.

 IN NEW JERSEY I CAN PLAY POKER FOR REAL MONEY.  I ENTER A GAME AND THE 3RD HAND I GET POCKET BITCHES AKA QUEEN / QUEEN. A PLAYER RAISES TWICE THE BLIND , ANOTHER PLAYER CALLS , AND I RE-RAISE " ALL IN " WHICH IS 10 TIMES THE BLINDS. THE ORIGINAL RAISER FOLDS AND THE " CALLER " CALLS ME WITH JACK / TEN. HE HITS A 10 ON THE FLOP AND HITS ANOTHER 10 ON THE RIVER. I'M ELIMINATED. THIS IS WHY I CAN NEVER ENTER THE BIG TV TOURNAMENTS LIKE THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER BECAUSE LUCK IS SUCH A FACTOR AND I HAVE NONE. ACTUALLY , THE WORST LUCK EVER WHEN IT COMES TO GAMBLING. MAN , WAS I PISSED.

 FB MARKETPLACE BEACH PICTURE IS OFFICIALLY HUNG HERE. IT FITS PERFECTLY AND LOOKS NICE.

 SPENT A TOTAL OF 1 HOUR TRYING TO GET OUR SMART TV TO ACCESS NETFLIX AND SUCH. FOR 7 YEARS IT WOULD NOT WORK. WE ALWAYS USE A ROKU DEVICE. I HAVE HAD TECH FRIENDS AND COMCAST TECHS TRY TO FIX IT. I ACTUALLY CALL THE MANUFACTURER HISENSE. THEY TELL ME THE APPS ARE OUT DATED. I FIND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE AS I HUNG UP AND GOT THE STREAMING CHANNEL VUDU TO WORK.

 ON VUDU , I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED THE VILLAINESS. SPECIAL EFFECTS ARE VERY GOOD , SOME SCENES SHOT AT CRAZY ANGLES , BUT THE STORY LINE WAS VERY GOOD. I WAS ENTERTAINED.

 TAKE PUP TO THE DOG PARKKKKKKKKKK!!!  BOY DID SHE HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH 6 OTHER DOGS. ONE DOG ACTUALLY COULD OF BEEN HER SISTER. OUR PUP IS FROM WEST VIRGINIA. THIS DOG WAS FROM GEORGIA. THE OWNER AND SON COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH THEY LOOK AND ACTED ALIKE. I TOOK VIDEOS AND SENT THEM TO THE KIDS.

 STOP AND GET GAS AT A WAWA. NEW JERSEY PRICES ARE USUALLY ABOUT 10 - 15 CENTS CHEAPER.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND GET GROUP BAND EMAILS DONE ALONG WITH OTHER COMPUTER STUFF.

 I WALK THE PUP AT LEAST 3 TIMES BEFORE 12 NOON.

 I ALSO HAVE BEEN COLLECTING SEASHELLS. THE LAST HUGE STORM THAT BROUGHT 70 MPH WINDS AND THE OCEAN CAME OVER THE FIRST WALL AND DUNE. IT BROUGHT ALL KINDS OF SHELLS ALL THE WAY TO THE DUNE FENCE. I USE THE SHELLS TO OUTLINE / BORDER OUR GARDENS AT HOME.

 76ERS WIN WITHOUT EMBIID AND HARRIS.  THEY ARE 3 - 0 ON THE HOME STAND SO FAR. I ACTUALLY STARTED LOOKING FOR TICKETS FOR EAGLES , FLYERS , AND 76ERS. I COULD BE TWISTED TO GO.....WHEELS WOULD NOT.

 THIS PLACE IS JUST NEVER OPEN. WE DRIVE BY THE WESTSIDE SALOON AND THERE ARE SOME INTERIOR LIGHTS ON BUT NO WINDOW BEER LIGHTS ON. WHEELS INSISTS I KNOCK ON THE FRONT CLOSED BOARDED DOOR.  THERE WAS NO ANSWER.

 WHEELS DRIVES UP A ONE WAY STREET , THAN MISSES A TURN , AND THAN MISSES A PARKING SPOT SHE THOUGHT WAS ILLEGAL. YES , THERE WERE SOME JOKES THROWN IN THERE.

 WE GO TO DOGTOOTH BAR & GRILLE. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND OUR WAITER TALKED FASTER THAN SPEEDY GONZALES. WE HAVE NOT BEEN HERE IN YEARS AND IT SEEMED ALL NEW DECORATIONS , FURNITURE , PAINTING , BAR , AND MORE. IT WAS WAY NICER THAN I REMEMBER.

 I WROTE ANOTHER REVIEW FOR THE WESTSIDE SALOON - " YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THEY OPEN,  THE PHONE IS DISCONNECTED , BUT MAN IS THE FOOD AND SERVICE EXCELLENT. "

 BACK HOME I GAVE THE PUP SOME PEANUT BUTTER IN HER RUBBER BALL. SHE HAD A GOOD TIME WITH THAT. WHEELS WALKS HER TWICE.

 WE WATCH THE VOICE AND 76ERS. I TRIED TO STAY UP AS LONG AS I COULD FOR THE GOOD DOCTOR. I JUST COULDN'T DO IT.

 OFF TO BED WITH A POT PILL AND SLEPT OKAY. THE PUP SNUGGLED ALL NIGHT.

 A POTENTIAL BIG TUESDAY NIGHT METAL SHOW WILL HINDER MY STAY HERE.

  TUESDAY    11 - 2 - 21

 PRETTY DAMN COOL WHEN 70 PEOPLE SHOW UP AT YOUR LIVE MUSIC VENUE FOR A SHOW.  PRETTY.....DAMN......COOL. THE FACEBOOK POSTS AND COMMENTS ARE AWESOME !!

 SLEPT TO 8AM WHICH IS NICE. I TOSSED A LITTLE BIT BUT FOR THE MOST PART SLEPT DECENT.

 WALKED THE PUP ON THE BEACH AND I AM WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE. THERE IS CLOUD COVER ABOUT 20 FEET OVER THE OCEAN ( IN THE DISTANCE " 20 FEET " ) AND I AM THINKING , " HMMM....WHERE'S THE SUN ? " I GOOGLE ON MY CELL PHONE AND SUNRISE WAS 7:29AM. IT WAS 8:15AM. YEP , I WAS FOOLED.

 DO SOME ODD THINGS AND LOAD UP. I AM HEADING HOME FOR THE NAIL SHOW. WHEELS WILL CHILL HERE.

 OF COURSE , I MAKE A FB MARKETPLACE STOP NEAR THE CAPE MAY COURTHOUSE. A " LIKE-NEW " LAWN MOWER. I LIKE HAVING A BACK UP MOWER AND SINCE MY BACK-UP IS AT THE CONDO IN NEW JERSEY I NOW HAVE THIS ONE. FREE IS GOOD.

 MAKE GOOD TIME TAKING THE BACK WAY TO OUR HOME. I UNLOAD VERY QUICKLY ( 1 BIN.....NICE ) AND SETTLE IN NICELY.

 I DO ABOUT 10 THINGS AND NEED TO LAY DOWN. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE. THE PATRIARCH BILLY BROWN HAD PASSED. I HOWLED AS THE FAMILY HOWLED ON TV. IF YOU WATCH THE SHOW YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. IT WAS VERY SAD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN VACUUMING AND MORE. I SPEND ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS PREPPING. THAN......BANDS AND FANS ROLLED IN. HOLY CRAP , OVER 70 PEOPLE ON A TUESDAY NIGHT !!

 I HAD A VERY SICK 2ND BARTENDER SO I GAVE HER OFF. I LOVE SEEING HER BUT SHE WAS NOT FEELING WELL. I GOT LUCKY AS THE SHOW'S PROMOTER HELPED ME WITH RUNNING BANDS AND DOING THE DOOR. THIS GAVE ME TIME TO COOK FOOD ORDERS AND HELP THE MAIN BARTENDER WHO DID AN EXCELLENT JOB TONIGHT.

 THIS WAS ONE OF THE FASTEST MOVING NIGHTS OF A 4 BAND SHOW I CAN REMEMBER........AND EACH BAND HAD THEIR OWN DRUM KITS. IT WAS A METAL NIGHT WHICH NOT MIGHT BE MY CUP OF TEA BUT I SURE DID ENJOY IT. A BIG CROWD , MERCH TABLES FILLED , COOL BANDS , AND EVERYONE WAS HAVING FUN....EVEN THE MOSHERS. I GOT MORE THANK YOU'S THIS NIGHT THAN I CAN REMEMBER. IT WAS A NIGHT TO BE PROUD OF. ( I WILL NOT LET IT GO TO MY HEAD BECAUSE I KNOW IT IS A ROLLER COASTER RIDE IN THIS BIZ )

 I WAS TEXTING VIDEOS AND PICTURES ALL NIGHT TO THE OTHER BARTENDERS.

 I HAVE A NIGHT CAP AND CONTEMPLATE ABOUT DRIVING BACK TO NORTH WILDWOOD. I AM A MORNING PERSON SO I DECIDE TO HAVE SOME NIGHT CAPS WITH SOME PATRONS , THE PROMOTER , AND BARTENDER.

 IT WAS AN EXCELLENT NIGHT. I AM TELLING YOU SO MANY BAND MEMBERS AND FANS THANKED US ALL NIGHT AND AS THEY WERE LEAVING. WHAT A DAMN GOOD FEELING.

 I HEAD HOME AND TRY TO WATCH TV. IT ONLY TOOK 20 MINUTES FOR ME TO START FALLING ASLEEP. I HEAD TO BED.

  WEDNESDAY      11 - 3 - 21

 ROAD TRIP BACK............

  SLEPT GOOD AGAIN , WELL " MY GOOD " IS 2 STRAIGHT HOURS AT SOME TIME DURING THE NIGHT.

 WAITED TO 9:30AM AND HEADED BACK TO THE CONDO. I MADE GOOD TIME AND WAS GREETED WONDERFULLY BY WHEELS IN A SKIMPY NEGLIGEE. LOVE THAT ASS.

 OK , ACTUALLY THE GREETING WAS THE PUP WAGGING HER ASS AND TAIL AT 100 MPH. I THINK WIVES DO THAT STUFF...DON'T THEY ?

 SETTLE IN , UPDATE BLOG , SEND EMAILS , AND WALK THE PUP.

 BACK HOME I FIX A SHOWER CADDIE RADIO AND OUR THERMOSTAT WHICH JUST NEEDED A NEW BATTERY.

 OFF TO THE DOG PARK !!  I GOT THERE AND WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE. I FELT BAD FOR OUR PUP. BUT , IF YOU WAIT , THEY WILL COME. A TOTAL OF 6 OWNERS AND DOGS ENTERED AND BOY DID THEY HAVE FUN. I RE-MET A VERY NICE LADY BUILDING A HOUSE HERE. WE HAD ALOT IN COMMON.  SHE WAS COOL AS WE TALKED ABOUT NORMAL THINGS. I THINK SHE WANTED ME.

 BACK HOME I INSTALL THE ROKU AND WATCH A LIFE ON OUR PLANET HOSTED AND NARRATED BY DAVID ATTENBOROUGH. BOY IS IT DEPRESSING. HE SHOWS NATURE AND HOW IT HAS DECREASED INCREDIBLY OVER HIS LIFE OF 93 YEARS. BASICALLY PEOPLE TOTALLY FUCKED OUR PLANET. THE STATISTICS OF OCEANS RISING , ICE MELTING , FORESTS BEING LOST , AND ANIMAL NUMBERS DEPLETING IS UNBELIEVABLY EYE OPENING. HE TALKS OF SERIOUS GLOBAL WARMING WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS THE 7TH BIGGEST LIE EVER. GO TRUMP !!

  PLAYED A $15 POKER TOURNAMENT WITH 60 PLAYERS. TOP 8 CASH. OF COURSE I GET A HORRIBLE PAINFUL SUCK OUT. THE PAINFUL SCENARIO :

 - FIRST PLAYER RAISES , 2ND PLAYER CALLS , AND I CALL WITH ACE / 6. THE FLOP IS ACE - ACE - 7.  YEP , I FLOPPED TRIPS.

 - FIRST PLAYER BETS , 2ND PLAYER CALLS , AND I JUST FLAT CALL.

 - THE TURN --- A JACK --- FIRST PLAYER CHECKS , 2ND PLAYER CHECKS , AND I BET BIG. 1ST PLAYER FOLDS , 2ND PLAYER CALLS.

 - THE RIVER - A 10 -- I BET AND 2ND PLAYER RE-RAISES ME ALL-IN. I YELL OUT , " HE FUCKING STUCK AROUND WITH FUCKING KING / QUEEN ??!! " I AM POT COMMITTED AND HE REVEALS KING / QUEEN FOR A STRAIGHT. MY TRIPS MEAN DICK.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO THE SURFING PIG FOR DINNER ON THE WATER. WE WATCHED THE SUNSET AND CHILLED. OF COURSE I SENT PICTURES TO THE KIDS. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

 BACK HOME WE FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. ALWAYS A JOY.

 WE WATCH THE FINAL 2 EPISODES OF SEASON 2 OF TIN STAR. IT WAS GOOD.

 ON OCCASION I CRITICIZE WHEELS ON HER DRIVING ABILITIES. SHE PURPOSELY WENT DOWN A ONE WAY STREET SO I WOULD TAKE OVER DRIVING. WELL , I THINK SHE DID IT ON PURPOSE. NOW ALL DRIVING DUTI4S ARE MINE. SHE TOTALLY DID IT ON PURPOSE.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP.

 76ERS WITH ANOTHER SOLID WIN....THOUGH THEY GAVE UP A 19 POINT LEAD.

  THURSDAY         11 - 4 - 21

  WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH ME FEET ?..................

  WELP , ON THE ROAD AGAIN AND I DON'T LIKE IT. BUT DUTY CALLS.

 MAKE GOOD TIME HOME. IT REALLY IS A PERFECT TIME TO TRAVEL.............10:30AM-ISH......MID WEEK.

 FB MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. I ONLY HAD ONE PROBLEM WITH THIS VERY CUTE YOUNG ASIAN GIRL. SHE GAVE ME AN ADDRESS AND NOT THE APARTMENT BUILDING NAME. THE HUGE COMPLEX IS LITERALLY 1/2 MILE FROM OUR HOUSE. I GOT SPUN AROUND WITH MY GPS AND THAN REALIZE , " OHHH , THAT'S WHERE IT IS. ". I WAS KINDA MAD WHEN I ARRIVED AND THAN I SAW HER IN SHORT SHORTS RUNNING TO MY VAN. THE ANGER LEFT IMMEDIATELY AND THE FANTASY STARTED.  I HOPED SHE JUMP IN THE VAN. SHE DID HAND ME A BAG OF BRAND NEW STILL IN THE BOX 50' OF L.E..D LIGHTS. WATCHING HER WALK AWAY AND ME THINKING , " SHE WON'T BE COMING BACK " WAS ANOTHER REALITY SLAP THAT I AM FAT AND LOOK LIKE DOCTOR PHIL HAD A KID WITH FREE WILLY.

 GOING TO SELL A POWER WASHER I GOT FOR FREE. I PUT SOME TIME INTO IT AND JUST TOO MANY LEAKS. IT'S VERY FIXABLE AND THE ENGINE IS IN PERFECT SHAPE. 

  WE SETTLE IN AND BEGIN MY BAND AND NAIL WORK. I DID GET A REPLACEMENT BAND FOR SATURDAY.....DOG HOUSE. IT IS 7 STRAIGHT WEEKS OF AT LEAST ONE BAND CANCELLING AND 7 STRAIGHT WEEKS OF REPLACING THEM. THANK YOU FACEBOOK.

 MY FEET SEEM TO HURT ALL THE TIME. THAN I NOTICED SOMETHING ABOUT THE WEAR & TEAR ON MY SNEAKERS. THEY F'N WEAR ON AN EXTREME ANGLE......AND IT'S MY LEFT FOOT ONLY. WHAT THE FUCK ? IT'S LIKE I AM WALKING ON A SIDE OF A HILL THE WHOLE TIME.

 I DID SLEEP DECENT AGAIN BUT IT WAS A LONG DAY. I CONTINUE THE NO BRANDY AT NIGHT.

 ROLL TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN TO SET UP THE DRUM KIT ( IT REALLY LOOKS GOOD ) AND BONGOS. I AM ACTUALLY PROUD OF OUR HOUSE DRUM KIT NOW. GOT THANK " M " FOR HELPING ME EACH WEEK. I CAN BUILD A HOUSE BUT CAN'T PUT A KIT TOGETHER YET.

 I FIGHT THE DRAFT SYSTEM ALL NIGHT. I CAN NOT GET THE TEMPERATURE TO RAISE. THEY JUST KEEP DROPPING WHICH FREEZES OUR BEER LINES. THIS CAN'T BE GOOD.

 SLOW NIGHT STARTING BUT IT PICKED UP. I ACTUALLY HAD A GOOD TIME. SOME NEW FACES , SOME OLD FRIEND'S SISTER ( WANTS A BARTENDING JOB ) , AND SOME FUN MUSICIANS.

 THE FRIEND'S SISTER CAME IN WITH EXPERIENCE BARTENDING. HER AND HER DAD STOPPED IN...BUT REALLY LOOKING FOR A JOB WHICH WAS OK WITH ME. THE FATHER ORDERED A MANHATTAN AND OTHER NON-NAIL DRINKS ( I THINK ON PURPOSE ). FINALLY I ASKED THE DAUGHTER TO COME BEHIND THE BAR AND MAKE IT. I WAS A LITTLE EMBARRASSED WE DID NOT HAVE THE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE A RUSTY NAIL. I CAN ONLY REMEMBER 2 EVER BEING ORDERED HERE. I DID LIKE HER.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG AND WE WATCHED THE FLYERS COME BACK TO TIE THE PENGUINS BUT ONLY TO LOSE IN OVERTIME.......BLOW.

 COLTS AND WENTZ WIN. THIS IS GOOD WENTZ KEEPS PLAYING. THOUGH I THINK WE WANT HIM TO PLAY BUT NOT WIN....TO GET AN EXTRA DRAFT PICK FOR THE EAGLES.

 BACK HOME I WATCH TV WITH MY ELDEST. I HANG ABOUT AN HOUR AND HEAD TO BED. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER AT 3AM.

 FRIDAY    11 - 5 - 21

 THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO ME IN ONE DAY :

 - GOT A FREE POWER WASHER BUT COULD NOT FIX 3 LEAKS ON IT ( WELL , I DIDN'T WANT TO ). I SOLD IT ON FB MARKETPLACE IN 11 MINUTES. OVER 20 INQUIRES. WHEELS SAID I SHOULD OF ASKED FOR MORE. THE GUY WHO PICKED IT UP WAS A MECHANIC AND ON THE BACK OF HIS TRUCK --- " TRUMP 2024 !!! ".....YEP. I ASKED , " DO YOU WANT ME TO WEAR A MASK WHILE WE TALK ? " HE RESPONDS , " NO , I DON'T LIVE IN FEAR. "

 - WHEELS IS ALWAYS RIGHT....EVERY TIME. I TELL HER I NEED TO GET A JACUZZI PART FOR A LEAK. I SAY , " I AM GOING TO THE KING OF PRUSSIA STORE." SHE REPLIES , " YOU SHOULD GO TO THE BROOMALL STORE. SHE SAID IT TWICE. I WAS JUST ONLINE AND MY " HOME " STORE IS KING OF PRUSSIA AND IT SAID 14 ARE IN STOCK. SHE SAYS , " OK ". I DRIVE TO KING OF PRUSSIA STORE AND A NICE WOMAN SCANS FOR THE PRODUCT. SHE SCANS AND SAYS , " WE HAVE NONE HERE BUT THE BROOMALL STORE HAS 14. " OH......MY......GOD.

 - WE MAY BUY A VERY USED CAR FOR OUR ELDEST. THE SALES LADY SAYS , " I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE ". IT'S A LONG STORY I WON'T GET INTO BUT I SAID TO HER , " BOY IF THAT AIN'T MY MOTTO IN LIFE.......IN ALL MY YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE. "

 - HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. A BAND ARRIVES VERY EARLY TO DO A VIDEO SHOOT. BEFORE THEY ARRIVED I GOT SOME THINGS DONE.

 - I INSTALLED THE NEW L.E.D. LIGHTS ON OUR STAGE. THEY BLINK TO THE SOUND OF SPEECH OR MUSIC. I MADE A VIDEO AND SENT IT OUT TO 6 BARTENDERS AND FAMILY TO GET THEIR OPINIONS. THE CONSENSUS....THEY ARE COOL.

 - ON TOP OF THE WALK-IN FRIDGE I SECURE A COMPRESSOR THAT WAS SIDEWAYS FOR ALMOST 3 MONTHS. I MESSAGE OUR TECH AND HE ACTUALLY ANSWERS. THERE IS A CHANCE HE WILL COME TOMORROW. I ALWAYS THINK OF THE MOVIE THE MONEY PIT....." YOUR NUMBER CAME UP !! WE WORK TOMORROW !! " ANYWAY , OUR BEER LINES ARE FREEZING.

 - 1ST BAND - A GUY ACTS AS A SINGER FROM ENGLAND. HE SAYS HIS NAME OVER 100 TIMES IN THE FIRST 3 SONGS ( JIM E. BROWN ) AND SAYS HE IS AN OBESE ALCOHOLIC. THIS COMEDIC ROCK BAND WAS HIT OR MISS WITH THE CROWD. I LIKED THE ACT AND THOUGHT IT WAS ENTERTAINING. ONE BARTENDER LOVED HIM.

 - 2ND BAND - HAD A MENTALLY CHALLENGED LEAD SINGER. I NEVER HAVE SEEN OR HEARD THIS. THE BAND WAS ACTUALLY GOOD. THE LEAD SINGER WAS COOL AND THE NICEST PERSON.

 - 3RD BAND - A FUN ORIGINAL MUSIC ACT THAT BROUGHT IN THE MOST PEOPLE. IN FACT....TOO MANY PEOPLE. WHY TOO MANY ? THERE WAS ALREADY A LARGE CROWD OF 70+ WHEN A GROUP OF 10 KIDS TRY TO ENTER. I AM  THINKING , " THIS IS COOL....MORE MUSIC FANS ". BUT THAN I SEE THEIR YOUNG.....CRAP. MOST ARE YOUNG GIRLS AND I ASK , " PLEASE HAVE YOUR I.D. READY. THIS IS AN OVER 21 SHOW. " THE LEAD ALPHA OF THE PACK GIVES ME HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE. IT SAYS HE'S 19. WELP , A LESSON OF WHY WE DO NOT ALLOW UNDERAGE KIDS IN OUR BAR ENSUED FRO 10 MINUTES. OVER AND OVER I HAD TO EXPLAIN IT TO HIM AND HIS FRIENDS. THE PARENTS WERE INSIDE AND CAME OUT TO DEFUSE THE SITUATION......THOUGH IT WAS NEVER HEATED. AT LEAST I WASN'T.

 - 4TH BAND - OUROBOROS HAS PLAYED HERE AND ALWAYS PUTS ON A GOOD SHOW.

 - ONE TALL GIRL ( LIKE 6'4" WITH SUPER HIGH HEELS ) WAS MY FAVORITE. SHE HAD TIGHT BLACK LEATHER PANTS ON AND DANCED TO EVERYTHING. SO , WITH THE HELP OUR OUR BARTENDER AND HER SPOTIFY ACCOUNT WE PLAYED SOME OF THE FUNNEST MUSIC BETWEEN BANDS TO KEEP HER DANCING.

 - A GUY SLIPS HIS CREDIT CARD RECEIPT TO A BARTENDER WITH $40 TIP UNDERNEATH.....AND A PHONE NUMBER.

 - THE BARTENDERS DID EXCELLENT........AGAIN.

 - THE NIGHT ROLLS PERFECTLY AND WE END THE SHOW AROUND 11:40PM. BY 12:40AM WE WERE ON THE ROAD BACK TO CENTER CITY TO DROP OFF THE BARTENDERS.

 - I UPPED OUR DEAL TO FREE FRENCH FRIES AND CHOCOLATE FROSTIES AT WENDY'S FROM 2 CARS IN LINE TO THREE. IF LESS THAN 3 CARS ARE IN THE DRIVE-THRU WE WOULD STOP. UNFORTUNATELY , WE ARE 0 - 8. THERE WERE 11 CARS IN LINE AT 1AM......UNBELIEVABLE.

 - WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME AND I HEAD HOME. THEY DO UNLOAD 9 CHAIRS AND A TABLE WE LENT THEM FOR A BLOCK PARTY NEXT WEEK.

 - AT HOME I CHILL WITH OUR ELDEST. I HOUSED A CONTAINER OF GUACAMOLE.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD....AGAIN.

  SATURDAY      11 - 6 - 21

 DOG HOUSE BAND - " BEST SHOW IN A LONG TIME. THANK YOU RUSTY NAIL !!! " YEAH , THAT FB POST FELT GOOD.

 FB MARKETPLACE.....AGAIN - I VISITED A VERY NICE WOMAN OFF WEST CHESTER PIKE. SHE WAS SELLING HER HOUSE AND MOVING TO NEW YORK. EVERY ITEM WAS FREE - A NEW PLUNGER ( YEP , WE WERE LOOKING FOR ONE ) , AN ART EASEL , WD-40 , CLEANING SUPPLIES , NEW LAUNDRY BASKET , WICKER BASKET , DOUBLE SIDED TAPE , CANDLES , CROCK POT , HARDWARE STUFF , LIGHT BULBS , AND ABOUT 10 OTHER THINGS.

 NEXT STOP THE NAIL -  FRIDGE TECH WAS A NO-SHOW DUE TO HIM HURTING HIMSELF. I'VE BEEN FIGHTING THIS DAMN WALK-IN FRIDGE AND DRAFT SYSTEM FOR 3 MONTHS. I GOT OTHER THINGS DONE FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND WATCH PENN STATE , DO COMPUTER STUFF , AND PLAY A GAME OF POKER. I WANTED TO SETTLE IN A BIT FOR IT WILL BE A LONG NIGHT.

 A NEIGHBOR WORKS FOR A LOCAL RESTAURANT. SHE STOPS BY AND DROPS OFF MIS-ORDERS. THE ITALIAN FOOD WAS GOOD.

 ELDEST FEELING BETTER AND HEADS TO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME.

 WHEELS WALKS THE PUP.

  MOTHER-IN-LAW STOPS BY WITH EXTRA CLOTHES AND JEWELRY FROM THE 1960'S FOR THE KIDS.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP AGAIN AND LOAD-IN ACTS AND BANDS. A MISCOMMUNICATION ALMOST CANCELLED THE SHOW BUT I ADAPTED. OVER 80 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. I HAD TO CALL IN HELP.

 I HAD A BLAST WORKING WITH THE BARTENDER. THE SHOW MOVED PERFECTLY AND THE MUSIC BETWEEN BANDS WAS FUN.

 END OF THE NIGHT A GUY LET'S US USE HIS NIGHT VISION GOGGLES. I HAD OUR BARTENDER GO ON THE STAGE AND WE CLOSED ALL LIGHTS. SHE PUT UP FINGERS AND I GUESSED IT. SHE DID THE SAME WITH ME.....PRETTY COOL. HE SAYS HE USES THEM WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT......SMART IDEA. IT IS LIKE DAY LIGHT AT NIGHT....VIA THESE GLASSES.

 I ALWAYS SAYS THERE IS ONE NUDGE EACH NIGHT. IT HAPPENED AFTER WE CLOSED. A LOCAL GUY BANGED ON OUR FRONT DOOR FOR 5 MINUTES. LIGHTS ARE OFF AND DOOR IS LOCKED. I FINALLY ANSWERED THINKING A BAND FORGOT A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT. NOPE.....HE WANTED A BEER AT 1AM. I GOT MAD AT HIM AND ASKED HIM TO " BACK UP " WHEN HE TRIED TO STEP BY ME AT THE DOOR...........CHRISSY ALMOST GO CODE REDDY.

 AN OLDER EXPERIENCED BAND MEMBER WAS IN HIS GLORY AFTER HIS BAND'S SET. GROUPS OF FANS WERE ASKING TO TAKE PICTURES WITH HIM.  THAT IS A ROCK STAR FEELING.

 DRIVE TO MCDONALDS AND WENDY'S....PACKED. I DID NOT WAIT.    0 - 9.

 WE SEE OUR ELDEST IN LINE AT A LOCAL PUP. WE STOP AND SAY HELLO.

 BACK AT THE HOUSE I SET UP THE FIRE PIT , SOME MUSIC , CHAIRS , BLANKETS , LIGHTING , AND SIT WITH MY YOUNGEST. IT WAS WONDERFUL. THAN , MY ELDEST CAME WITH DRUNK FRIENDS.

 DRUNK FRIEND - CAN I HAVE A BEER ? HE HAS PEED 3 TIMES IN OUR BACK YARD IN UNDER 30 MINUTES. I SAY YES IF YOUR ARE NOT DRIVING. I SAY , " GET 4 BEERS FROM OUR FRIDGE.....4 BEERS. NO LESS , NO MORE......4 BEERS. " HE COMES BACK WITH 3. 

 OFF TO BED AT 2AM. VERY GOOD WINS FOR FLYERS , 76ERS , AND PENN STATE.

  SUNDAY      11 - 7 - 21

  WELP , THAT WAS 3 HOURS OF TIME LOST..........................

  THIS WEEKEND WAS A BLAST. I STARTED THIS MORNING EARLY AND WAS AT THE NAIL SETTING UP FOR LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO " TEST " SHOW. WE HAVE NOT BEEN AIRED SINCE SEPTEMBER OF 2019. I BEGAN PREPPING AND OUR ENGINEER MET ME AT 11AM. WHILE HE DOWNLOADED THE PROGRAMS TO RE-FAMILIARIZE HOW WE AIR THE SHOW I STARTED CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR TONIGHT.

 THREE HOURS LATER WE KEPT RUNNING INTO RECORDING AND SOUND ISSUES. WE HAD THIS PROBLEM A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE BUT THIS TIME WE RAN OUT OF STEAM. WE ROLLED OUT AND I JUST TOOK MY COMPUTER. I LEFT EVERYTHING ELSE THERE.

 OUR A/C TECH IS STILL HURT SO I HAVE TO KEEP FIGHTING THE DRAFT SYSTEM GETTING TOO COLD.

BACK HOME I HELP LOAD OUR VAN. WE HEAD TO CENTER CITY TO DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST ALONG WITH HER FREE FB MARKETPLACE STUFF......EASEL , CANDLE , AND CROCK POT ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF. SHE ALSO TOLD ME THEY STAYED UP TO 4AM WITH THE FIRE PIT AND SHOOTING POOL.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD EAST. WE TALK , LAUGH , AND LISTEN TO SPOTIFY MUSIC.

 WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE. WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE FIRST HALF OF THE EAGLES. IT WAS A COMPETITIVE GAME AND THE EAGLES WERE ACTUALLY WINNING BY 1 POINT AT THE END OF 2 QUARTERS. BUT WE KNOW AS PHILLY FANS THIS WILL END IN HEART BREAK.

 DALLAS LOSING DID HELP A LITTLE.

 OFF TO WESTSIDE SALOON.....FINALLY !! I BELIEVE WE WERE 0 - 5 IN STOPPING BY BUT I SAW A FACEBOOK POST ( BEST EVER SOCIAL MEDIA ) AND SAW THEY ARE OPEN FRIDAY TO SUNDAY. I HAD TO GO THERE.

 WITH FRIENDS/NEIGHBORS WE DRIVE TO THE WESTSIDE SALOON. I KNEW WE HAD TO GO BEFORE OR AFTER THE GAME TO GET A SEAT. THE PLACE IS JUST TOO POPULAR AND THE FOOD IS PRETTY GOOD TOO. WE ARRIVE AT THE SALOON IS FULL. WE DO GET SEATS ALONG THE WALL WITH SMALL TABLES WHICH I WAS COOL WITH.

 WE WATCH THE 2ND HALF OF THE GAME AND OF COURSE THE EAGLES LOSE ON A LAST SECOND FIELD GOAL. IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING BECAUSE THE CHARGERS NEVER USED THEIR PUNTER. WE DID NOT STOP THE OFFENSE ONCE IN THE 2ND HALF......BLOW.

 I ORDERED A BURGER AND SHRIMP/SCALLOPP POT STICKERS. BOTH WERE EXCELLENT. I WAS SO GLAD WE FINALLY GOT TO CHILL HERE , HAVE SOME PRETTY GOOD FOOD , AND HAVE SOME FUN. WE MET A GIRL AND HUSBAND FROM THE DOG PARK WHICH I JUST HAPPENED TO BE TALKING ABOUT ON THE WAY HERE BECAUSE SHE WAS BUILDING A HOME IN WEST WILDWOOD. THIS BAR IS SIMILAR TO THE NAIL IN WAYS. PEOPLE WERE COOL AND I GOT TO MEET SOME OF THEM. ONE GUY WHO HAD A BELLY LAUGH AND YELLED AT THE TV REMINDED ME OF A REGULAR AT THE NAIL NAMED " BUBBLES ".

 SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT THE REGULARS WHO CAME TO THE NAIL AND ALL WHO ATTENDED SO MANY WHEELSTOCKS.....WHERE ARE THEY NOW ? YOU THINK THEY STOP IN ONCE A YEAR OR EVERY OTHER YEAR JUST TO SAY HELLO. I GUESS PEOPLE MOVE ON IN LIFE. OH , WHEELSTOCKS WERE ANNUAL FREE WEEKEND HUGE PARTIES AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOME WITH FREE BEER ( 30 HALF KEGS )  , FREE FOOD ( BREAKFAST , LUNCH , AND DINNER ) , FREE BOOZE ( OVER 30 CASES OF ALCOHOL ) , FREE BANDS ( USUALLY 12 TOTAL ) , FREE FIREWORKS , AND CAMPFIRES AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. THE LAST WHEELSTOCK IN 2006 HAD 436 PEOPLE ATTEND. OUT OF THOSE 436 PEOPLE ATTENDING MAYBE 20 HAVE STOPPED BY THE NAIL SINCE. MANY CALLED WHEELSTOCK THE GREATEST ANNUAL PARTY THEY EVER ATTENDED.

 I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME AT THIS LOCAL PUB. BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF VIRGIN RIVER.......EH.

 MONDAY     11 - 8 - 21

 NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP TUESDAY MORNING AND FINDING OUT THE WHOLE EAST COAST AND FAIR AMOUNTS OF AMERICA IS SHUT DOWN VIA INTERNET AND CELL PHONE. THIS IS HUGE. YEP , I HAVE TO GUESS SOMEONE SUPER HACKED COMCAST. IT WAS ALMOST APOCALYPTIC IN A WAY......THINK SKY NET / TERMINATOR. WHEELS AND I KNOCKED ON OUR NEIGHBOR'S DOOR TO SEE IF WE COULD USE THEIR INTERNET. SHE TOLD US THE WHOLE EAST COAST IS DOWN. LUCKILY , HER PHONE WAS A T-MOBILE ACCOUNT SO SHE COULD MAKE PHONE CALLS , TEXTS , AND GET UPDATES FORM HER HUSBAND.

  SO HERE'S THE DAY.

 ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT HERE. AT 8AM IT IS 70 DEGREES. A PICTURE PERFECT MORNING TO WALK THE PUP AND ENJOY THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE BEACH AND OCEAN. EVERYDAY THERE ARE A FAIR AMOUNT OF SURFERS. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND SENT THEM TO THE KIDS.

 SECURED A COFFEE TABLE AND CAULKED IT.

 CLEANED THE FRONT WINDOWS AND SCREENS.

 TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK AND MEET UP WITH PEOPLE THAT WERE AT THE WESTSIDE SALOON LAST NIGHT. WE TALKED BUILDING HOMES. I HUNG OUT LONGER BECAUSE THIS REALLY NICE 82 YEAR OLD ARMY VETERAN CAME IN WITH HIS 11 YEAR OLD DOG. THE DOG JUST WANTED TO BE PETTED THE WHOLE TIME SO OBLIGED. I ASKED QUESTIONS TO THE OLD VETERAN ABOUT HIS DAY WITH COSTS , FOOD , AND LIFE STYLE OF LIVING. I DO THIS OFTEN WITH OUR OLDER GENERATION. I LIKE SEEING THEM SMILE AND THINK OF THE " OLD " DAYS. TO ME , IT KINDA GETS THEIR BRAIN ACTIVITY EXCITED AGAIN.

 STOP AT BILL'S CORNER DELI FOR LUNCH. WE GOT A TURKEY GRINDER AND CHEESESTEAK WITH ONIONS & MUSHROOMS. THE REVIEWS WERE EXCELLENT. MY REVIEWS.........GOOD. I THINK NEW JERSEY PEOPLE REALLY DO NOT KNOW THE LUXURY US PHILADELPHIANS HAVE WHEN IT COMES TO OUTSTANDING HOAGIES AND SANDWICHES.

 I USE A COUPLE OF HOURS TO MAKE PHONE CALLS , GROUP EMAILS TO BANDS THIS WEEKEND , AND THANK BANDS FOR PLAYING LAST WEEKEND. I DO THIS EVERY MONDAY.

 THE CONCERT WHERE 8 PEOPLE GOT CRUSHED AND DIED ALONG WITH HUNDREDS INJURED.....SHOULD JUST NOT HAPPEN EVER.

 A WONDERFUL SPEECH BY FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING. IT WAS IN SCOTLAND. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS IT IS THE 7TH BIGGEST LIE IN AMERICAN HISTORY.  I THOUGHT IT WAS PROFESSIONAL , INSIGHTFUL , FLUID , INTELLIGENT , AND A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION ON THIS FAKE WARMING OF OUR PLANET. GO TRUMP !!

 I TRY TO USE A SUCTION CUP TO POP UP DENTS ON OUR VAN......DIDN'T REALLY WORK.

 ASK A NIECE FOR SUGGESTIONS ON VAPING PRODUCTS. SHE IS ON THE WEST COAST.

 THE VETERAN AT THE DOG PARK GAVE ME A SUGGESTION FOR AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT BUT HE DID NOT KNOW THE NAME BUT HE DID KNOW THE AREA.

 I GOOGLE RESTAURANTS THE OLD VETERAN SUGGESTED. WE TAKE A RIDE TO CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE AREA. LET ME TELL YOU THEY HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF EATERIES IN THIS AREA. WE DROVE BY ONE AND I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A CAR DEALERSHIP. THERE WERE THAT MANY PEOPLE THERE.

 WE END UP GOING TO THE BELLEVUE TAVERN BECAUSE THE PARKING LOT IS PACKED AND IT WAS ONE OF THE THREE I PICKED VIA THE OLD VETERAN SUGGESTED AREAS. THIS WAS THE CLOSEST TO A WAWA WHICH HE SAID , " IT IS RIGHT PAST A WAWA. ". WHEN PARKING I ASKED WHEELS TO WALK AROUND THE CORNER JUST TO PEEK IN AT ANOTHER CAFE.

 INSIDE THE BELLEVUE TAVERN THE BAR AND ALL BOOTHS ARE FILLED EXCEPT ONE TABLE. APPARENTLY IT IS BUSY EVERY NIGHT SO I FEEL WE DEFINITELY MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. THE HOSTESS WALKED US TO A BACK AREA WITH JUST 2 TABLES. AS WHEELS SAID ( AND MADE ME LAUGH ) , " IT LOOKED LIKE THE KIDDIE TABLES ". I INSTANTLY ASKED THE HOSTESS TO SEAT US AT THE REMAINING BOOTH. SHE TOLD US THE WAIT WOULD BE LONGER AND IT WAS SLIGHTLY , BUT WE GOT AN EXCELLENT WAITRESS WHO HAS BEEN WORKING THERE 25 YEARS AND I WANTED THE FULL AMBIANCE OF THE BAR AND AREA....NOT THE BACK ROOM WITH 2 TABLES AND 6 CHAIRS.  THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD , THE PORTIONS WERE BIG , AND THE PRICES WERE WELL......PRICEY. BUT WE SHOULD GET 3 MEALS OUT OF THIS ONE VISIT. THE OLD MAN DID SAY THE PORTIONS WERE VERY BIG. I ASSUME THIS WAS THE RESTAURANT HE WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER.

 I ALWAYS SAYS TO WHEELS , " I LOVE HANGING WITH HER AND GOING OUT WITH HER. " SHE TRULY IS MY BEST FRIEND. LATELY , SHE HAS BEEN REALLY MAKING ME LAUGH FROM HER SHORT ONE WORD SARCASTIC ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS AND GRIEVANCES. JUST HER ONE WORD RESPONSE EQUATES TO A FULL STORY IN MY HEAD THAN ALWAYS ENDS WITH " CHRIS , YOU'RE SUCH AN ASSHOLE. "

 WE TALKED TO A NICE COUPLE ABOUT THE BEST LOCAL RESTAURANTS IN THIS AREA AND THEIR OPINIONS. THEY WERE VERY NICE. I EVEN SAID , " OK THANKS , SO WHAT TIME ARE WE MEETING YOU GUYS FOR DINNER TOMORROW ? " THEY LAUGHED. I REALLY ENJOY PLAYING , JOKING , AND TALKING TO PEOPLE AND OUR WAITRESSES.

 WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP SOME HOOKS TO MATCH MY " NEW " COAT HANGING BOARD. IT SAYS " BEACH IS HOME ". YEP , FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN.

 BACK HOME OUR NEIGHBORS TEXT US FOR A NIGHT CAP. WE FEED THE PUP AND I WALK HER ON THE BEACH. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AND THE STARS ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR. THE HALF MOON HAD A SUPER BRIGHT STAR RIGHT NEXT TO IT. FROM WHAT I GOOGLED IT IS NOT A STAR BUT THE PLANET VENUS......PRETTY COOL.

 ALSO SAW LITTLE AND BIG DIPPERS PERFECTLY. THERE IS HARDLY ANY LIGHT INFRACTION SO THE SKY IS SO DAMN BRIGHT WITH STARS. AGAIN , PRETTY DAMN COOL. I LET THE PUP OFF-LEASH AND SHE RAN. SHE RAN A TON AT THE DOG PARK EARLIER WITH SOME FUN DOGS. I TOOK VIDEOS AND SENT THEM TO OUR FAMILY GROUP TEXT.

 ELDEST FACETIMES ME. THIS IS NOT GOOD. IN LESS THAN 3 WEEKS SHE HAS DAMAGED 3 VEHICLES. THIS TIME SCRAPING A BLACK POLE WHILE LEAVING A PUB'S PARKING LOT.

 WE HEAD TO OUR NEIGHBOR'S FOR A NIGHTCAP. I WAS TOO FULL AND HELD OFF. I DID PET THEIR 2 DOGS FOR A SOLID 45 MINUTES. I AM A BIG DOG FAN.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE VOICE ( WELL , WHEELS WATCHES IT ) AND I PLAY A GAME OF INTERNET POKER ( AND WIN ). THE SEASON OPENER OF YELLOWSTONE WAS EXCELLENT.

 OFF TO BED EXHAUSTED AND FULL. I SLEPT TO 8AM BUT GOT AWFUL CHILLY DURING THE NIGHT. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH OUR THERMOSTAT. TO FIX THIS THE PUP AND I SPOONED ALL NIGHT TOGETHER FOR BODY WARMTH.

 TUESDAY       11 - 9 - 21

 HOLY SHIT THAT SCARED ME..........WANNA DO A THREESOME ?

 WELP , IF YOU FREAKED OUT WHEN YOU LOST INTERNET , CABLE TV , AND CELL PHONE CAPABILITIES.......YOU WEREN'T THE ONLY ONES.   APPARENTLY , IT STARTED IN SAN FRANCISCO BECAUSE OF HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN. IT KNOCKED OUT SERVICE AND IT SPREAD TO THE EAST COAST. I LIKE A HOW COMCAST MADE A STATEMENT , " WE APOLOGIZE TO SOME CUSTOMERS WHO LOST SERVICE........" ( SOME = MILLIONS ). OH , I FOUND OUT FROM A GUY AT THE DOG PARK WHO CALLED HIS SON ON THE WEST COAST WHO WORKS FOR COMCAST.

 START MORNING ON THE BEACH WATCHING THE SUNRISE WITH THE PUP. THERE IS JUST SOMETHING POWERFUL THERE. AGAIN , THE WEATHER IS SO DAMN NICE. DON'T EVEN NEED A JACKET AT 7AM. THAT IS REALLY AMAZING FOR NOVEMBER.

 MAKE BREAKFAST FOR WHEELS AND I.

 WHEELS AND I CAME UP WITH SOME IDEAS TO HANG THIS NEW " BEACH HOME " COAT RACK. I DID SOME MACGUYVERING AND ADDED HOOKS. I REMOVED THE OLD ONE. I LET IT DRY OVERNIGHT AND INSTALLED IT. I HAVE TO SAY IT CAME OUT PRETTY NICE.

 OFF TO A VERY GOOD , POSSIBLY THE BEST , DOG DAY FOR THE PUP YET. WE ARRIVE AT THE DOG PARK AND I MEET SOME REALLY NICE GUYS. I SOMETIMES ASK WHAT RESTAURANTS THEY RECOMMEND. ONE GUY SAID , " I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NINO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT IF YOU LIKE ITALIAN FOOD. I SWEAR I DO NOT EAT ALL DAY IF I KNOW I AM GOING HERE. THE BRUSHETTA APPETIZER IS HUGE WITH 10 PIECES OF LARGE BREAD SMOTHERED WITH CHEESE. TO ME , IT'S A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. " NOW THAT IS AN ENDORSEMENT.

 WHEELS WORKS FROM 7:30AM TO 6:30PM.......THAT IS A LONG DAY.

 WE DECIDE WE HAVE JUST TOO MANY LEFTOVERS AND STAY IN. WE HAD FOOD FROM AT LEAST 3 DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS. IT WAS GOOD.

 ANYONE SEE THAT STEELERS / BEARS GAME ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ? GEEZ ....WHO PAID THE REFS OFF. THE TAUNTING CALL WAS THE WORST EVER.

 76ERS LOSE AGAIN AT HOME......BLOW.

 I WALK THE PUP ALONG THE FRONT DECK TOWARDS THE BEACH. 99% OF THE TIME THE PUP IS AHEAD OF ME BECAUSE SHE IS A NUDGE. THIS TIME I AM IN FRONT. I ARRIVE AT THE CORNER OF THE BUILDING AND AHHHHHHH !!! I RUN INTO A BLONDE WOMAN. WE JUST MISS EACH OTHER AND WE BOTH SCREAM. I YELL OUT , " THAT WAS NOT VERY MANLY OF ME TO YELL OUT LIKE THAT. " SHE LAUGHS AND PETS MAZE. WHEELS MET HER EARLIER IN THE WEEK AS THIS WOMAN IS STAYING AT HER SISTER'S CONDO HERE. I TALK TO HER FOR A LITTLE BIT AND SHE SEEMS PRETTY COOL.

 I TELL WHEELS THE STORY OF ALMOST BUMPING INTO THE GIRL AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE DECKS. I SAID , " SHE SEEMS NICE AND I THINK SHE LIKE TO DO A THREESOME. " WHEEL'S RESPONDS , " SHE LOOKS LIKE THE TYPE THAT WOULD DO THAT. " THERE WAS INSTANT MOVEMENT IN MY PANTS.

 WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF THE CONNORS. THE CHARACTER " JACKIE " IS VERY GOOD AND THE WRITING IS EXCELLENT.

 IT TOOK ME SOME TIME TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO STREAM YELLOWSTONE HERE. I WAS QUITE PROUD TO SET IT UP. EPISODE 2 OF THE NEW SEASON WAS VERY GOOD AGAIN.

 PLAYED A CASH GAME OF INTERNET POKER. I CAN ONLY DO CASH HERE IN NEW JERSEY. OF COURSE I GET ANOTHER BAD BEAT.

 TALK TO FAMILY MEMBERS. I TELL ONE , " WE ARE KINDA LIKE 1%ERS WITHOUT THE MONEY. "

 WHEELS IN BED BY 10:30PM AND I WAS NOT FAR BEHIND. THE DAYS JUST GO TOO QUICK.

  WEDNESDAY        11 - 10 - 21

 START MORNING BY WATCHING THE SUNRISE AND DOLPHINS JUMPING OUT OF THE WATER. NOW THAT IS JUST MAGICAL. THE PUP AND I ENJOYED IT. I ALSO CLEANED UP SOME TRASH ON THE BEACH. I KNOW THE CULPRIT WHO LEFT A 160Z NATTY LIGHT BEER CAN TOO. WE SAW HIM YESTERDAY.

 DID MY NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE. BY 12 NOON I DECIDED TO WALK TO THE DOG PARK SINCE IT WAS THE LAST GOOD WEATHER DAY. I WANTED TO SUCK IT IN EVEN WITH A HEALING ANKLE. IT'S ABOUT A 25 MINUTE WALK ONE WAY. OF COURSE , I ARRIVE AND THE " BIG DOG " SIDE IS CLOSED DUE TO MAINTENANCE. SO , ME AND 6 OTHER DOG OWNERS USED THE " SMALL DOG " SIDE. I MET SOME FAMILIAR FACES AND MET MR. MOREY  ( MOREY'S PIERS ) WHO GOT THE DOG PARK FUNDED AND APPROVED. I ALSO MET THE GUY WHO MAINTAINS THE DOG PARK FOR FREE. HIS DOG'S NAME IS ON A PLAGUE HERE. I ACTUALLY HELPED HIM TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT AS HE HAD TO DRIVE BACK TO HIS SHOP FOR ANOTHER WORK VEHICLE.

 IT WAS A SHORTER STAY AS 4 PIT BULLS AND ROTTWEILER'S WAITED OUTSIDE. ALL 6 OWNERS LEFT BECAUSE THE OWNERS ( WHO WERE COOL AND ALL GIRLS ) SAID THEY DON'T GET ALONG WITH OTHER DOGS.

 WALK THE BEACH BACK HOME AND IT IS MAGNIFICENT WEATHER. IT IS A DAMN SHAME ITS GONNA GET COLD , WINDY , AND RAINY ( LIKE IT ALWAYS DOES ON NAIL WEEKENDS ).

MY WALK ALSO GOT DIVERTED AS A SEA WALL THAT HAD A BEACH TO WALK ALONG NOW HAD THE OCEAN HITTING IT. TO BYPASS IT I WALKED UNDER A PIER VIA A MAINTENANCE VEHICLE PATH.

 FUNNY - WALKING TO THE DOG PARK THE PUP IS IN FRONT OF ME. WALKING BACK FROM THE DOG PARK SHE IS BEHIND ME.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED HUNTING EMMA. I LIKE FEM FATALE MOVIES BUT THIS BORDER LINED BAD TO REALLY BAD. THE ONLY THING GOOD..........THE SMOKE SHOW FEM FATALE.

 ALSO WATCHED THE NEW SEASON EPISODE 1 OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS GOOD.

 WHEELS AND I GO TO THE BEACH AND JUST ENJOY THE PUP BEING A NUT JOB. WE ALSO TALK TO OUR HOT NEIGHBOR ON THE WAY BACK. I STILL THING SHE WANTS TO DO A THREESOME..........AFTER HER COLONOSCOPY CHECK UP........CALLING DOCTOR BIG DADDY !! WE LIKE HER AND WHEELS EVEN ASKED HER TO GO TO DINNER WITH US.

 WE HEAD TO NINO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT. I WAS TOLD MULTIPLE TIMES TO GO EITHER EARLY OR LATE. WE DECIDE AT PEEK TIME OF 5:30PM.  ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT IT WAS PACKED AND AT LEAST A 30 MINUTE WAIT. WOW , AND THIS IS OFF SEASON !!

 SO WE DRIVE TO SOUTH 9 BAR AND GRILLE. THIS WAS A REALLY PLEASANT SURPRISE. THE PLACE IS A FORMER CAR DEALERSHIP AND A COOL OLD INDIAN MOTORCYCLE IS BEHIND THE BAR AND A RACE CAR IN THE DINING AREA ROPED OFF. I TOOK SOME PICTURES. THE FOOD WAS GOOD , WAITRESS VERY GOOD , A LITTLE PRICEY , AND WE WERE SERVED IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. THIS WAS THE FASTEST I EVER RECEIVED APPETIZERS AND ENTREES. THE PLACE WAS PRETTY FILLED WITH A VERY GOOD DJ / SINGER. THE OLD PEOPLE REALLY LIKED HIM. 

 BACK HOME WE WALK THE PUP AND SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 6 EPISODES ( ONLY 4 MINUTES LONG ) OF BETWEEN 2 FERNS. I THINK THEY'RE FUN.

 WE ALSO WATCH THE FLYERS BLOW AND SHARK TANK.

 WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT AND AGAIN IT IS JUST TOO DAMN BEAUTIFUL HERE. I SLEEP OK. UP TWICE TO PEE.....BLOW.

  THURSDAY      11 - 11 - 21

 THE BAD WEATHER IS A COMIN'........OF COURSE ON A WEEKEND TO DISRUPT OUR MUSIC AND ATTENDANCE.......AHHHHHHHHHHH........GAN. I HATE BAD WEATHER.

 SUNRISE , DOLPHINS , PUP , BEAUTIFUL.....AGAIN. I TOOK A VIDEO OF DOLPHINS JUMPING OUT OF THE WATER. I UPLOADED IT TO WILDWOOD 365 WEBSITE. OVER 200 LIKES IN UNDER 15 MINUTES......PRETTY COOL.

 ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END , AT LEAST FOR THIS WEEK.  AFTER MY COMPUTER ROUTINE I BEGIN PACKING AND CLEANING. THE PUP LAID ON THE PARKING LOT TO SUN WHILE I LOADED THE VAN. SHE SEEMED TO ENJOY IT.

 YOUNGEST TEXTS US. HER ROOM MATE AND HER HAVE BED BUGS. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF.

  WE TAKE THE BACK WAY HOME AND MAKE GOOD TIME. IT WAS NICE LISTENING TO SPOTIFY MUSIC AND CONVERSATION ABOUT LIFE.

 WATCH EPISODE 1 OF DEXTER : NEW BLOOD. THIS POPULAR SERIES FINISHED 10 YEARS AGO , BUT IT IS BACK.  IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

 CHECK SURVEILLANCE TAPE. APPARENTLY A GUY WAS WALKING AROUND OUR PROPERTY AT 4AM TWO NIGHTS AGO.

 UNLOAD AND I TRY TO WAX SCRATCHES OUT OF VAN....NOT SUCCESSFUL.

 I TRY TO RE-PUZZLE TOYOTA RAV DAMAGE OF HITTING A POLE.........NOT SUCCESSFUL.

 EMPTY JEEP OFF ALL CONTENT. THIS VEHICLE HAS SERVED WELL BUT IT IS TIME TO GET ANOTHER USED CAR.

 VEHICLE INSURANCE CLAIM.........NICE. 

 PURCHASE A USED VEHICLE PAPERWORK....BLOW.

 MORTGAGE STUFF.......BLOW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN THE PREPPING PROCESS FOR JUST JAM OPEN MIC. AGAIN , A FUN NIGHT OF MUSIC , GOOD TURNOUT ,  AND I RAN ALL EVENING.

 OH , MY ONE ANGLED FOOT ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. I CAN WALK ON A SIDE OF A HILL , BUT FLAT GROUND HURTS. TIME FOR NEW SHOES.

 76ERS........BLOW.

 BACK HOME I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH SOME TV. I HEAD TO BED BY 1AM. THE PUP JOINS ME AROUND 6AM.

 FRIDAY      11 - 12 - 21

 I SWEAR TO CHRIST THE SHIT THAT HAPPENS TO ME............

 SO , HERE IS MY DAY.

  FIRST BATTLE - CAR MAX. A YOUNG SALES REP SAYS JUST COME IN AT ANY TIME BEFORE 6PM. WE PICKED OUT A USED CAR AND I STRICTLY EXPLAINED TO 4 DIFFERENT REPS " DUE TO COVID I WANT ALL PAPERWORK DONE AT HOME , PHONE , OR COMPUTER. " THE REP AND I TALKED FOR OVER 90 MINUTES AND HE SAYS AGAIN , " JUST COME IN AT ANY TIME BEFORE 6PM AND JUST SIGN FOR THE CAR........THAT'S IT. " HE TELLS ME I ONLY NEED A DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PROOF OF INSURANCE. AFTER WE HANG UP I CALL 2 TIMES TO CONFIRM A TIME TO STOP BY. I DO NOT WANT TO JUST ARRIVE. HE DOES NOT RETURN MY CALLS.

 I CALL 2 MORE TIMES AND TALK TO 2 CAR MAX ASSOCIATES. THEY CONFIRM A 2:30PM TIME SLOT ( NOT JUST SHOW UP ) AND THE ONLY THING I NEED IS A DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PROOF OF INSURANCE. I SAY BOTH TIMES TO BOTH REPS , " ARE YOU SURE THIS IS ALL I NEED ? " THEY BOTH SAID YES READING FROM A SCRIPT.

 OUR FRIDGE TECH CALLS ME AND SAYS HE CAN MEET AT THE NAIL......JUST AS I AM LEAVING FOR CAR MAX. IT IS HARDER TO GET TOGETHER WITH THIS TECH THAN FINDING WALDO SO I FUCKING RACE TO THE NAIL AND RACE BACK TO OUR HOUSE AND RACE TO CAR MAX. ARE YOU FEELING THE STRESS ?

 I DRIVE MY CRAP JEEP.

 OH WAIT , I FORGOT I HAD TO RE-DO OUR TRADE-IN VIA COMPUTER BECAUSE THE FIRST EVALUATION EXPIRED. NO ONE FUCKING TOLD ME THIS !!!  SO , BACK OUTSIDE IN THE FUCKING RAIN I TAKE 10 PICTURES FOR ANOTHER ESTIMATED VALUE OF THE SHIT ASS BALL BAG JEEP. IT COMES BACK EXACTLY THE SAME PRICE AS BEFORE AND I PLUGGED IN DIFFERENT DESCRIPTION TO DO IT FASTER BECAUSE I WAS ANGRY. NOW , BACK TO DRIVING TO CAR MAX IN KING OF PRUSSIA.

 DRIVING THERE - I FUCKING FORGET THE HANGING ROCK IS HAVING CONSTRUCTION FOR OVER 3 FUCKING YEARS. SO I GET RE-ROUTED BACK TO THE BLUE ROUTE THE WRONG FUCKING WAY. I GET OFF THE VILLANOVA EXIT AND RE-ENTER THE BLUE ROUTE AGAIN GOING NORTH. I ARRIVE AT CAR MAX STEAMING AND READY TO KICK A CHILD.

 THE WELCOME DESK LOGS YOU IN. MY REP COMES OUT AND SAYS , " WHERE'S YOUR WIFE ? " OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDD !!!!!!!!! ...........WITH TEETH CLENCHED AND RESPONDING LIKE CLINT EASTWOOD'S DIRTY HARRY I SLOWLY SEETHE RESPOND , " YOU , TOLD ME , I ONLY , NEEDED , MY LICENSE , AND PROOF OF INSURANCE. YOU SAID NOTHING , ABOUT MY WIFE BEING HERE OR HER LICENSE. " HE IS A VERY YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WITH DREAD LOCKS. HE SAYS , " OH YES , SHE IS IN THE DEED TOO SO SHE HAS TO BE HERE. "  I TURN AROUND AND LEAVE CURSING UNDER MY BREATH. HE SAYS , " SIR , SIR , SIR.........HERE IS MY CARD ! " I RESPOND , " KEEP YOUR FUCKING CARD. YOU WASTED MY FUCKING TIME AFTER I CALLED 4 TIMES. " HE REPLIES , " OH I WAS GOING TO CALL YOU BACK BUT FIGURED I JUST WAIT TO YOU GOT THERE. " I STOP BY THE DOUBLE DOOR BREEZEWAY AND AND SAY , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?? YOU WAITED TO CALL ??? OH !! MY !! GOD !!! " I STORM OFF THE PARKING LOT AT 3 MPH IN MY MOTOR BOAT SOUNDING JEEP.

  AT HOME I AM FUCKING LIVID. I CALL CAR ASS. I TALK TO AN AWESOME REP NAMED TYLER. HE APOLOGIZES 20 TIMES AND I NOW WANT THE USED CAR DELIVERED TO ME.  BUT.......I HAVE TO FUCKING DO THE PAPER WORK ALL OVER AGAIN. I NEED PICTURES OF ME AND WHEELS DRIVER'S LICENSE , SELFIES , AND PROOF OF INSURANCE. WHEELS ( NOT AT HOME ) AND MYSELF SEND PICTURES TO OUR YOUNGEST ( WHO IS SLEEPING ) TO EMAIL US THE PICTURES WE TEXTED TO HER. WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SEND TEXTED PICTURES TO EMAILS TO SAVE.

 I TALK TO TYLER AND HE WALKS ME THROUGH EVERYTHING. WE SCHEDULE A CAR DELIVERY FOR TOMORROW AT 10AM. I SAY , " WAIT , A REP TOLD ME IT TAKES UP TO 2 WEEKS ? " TYLER RESPONDS , " I AM PUSHING THIS THROUGH FOR YOU.  THIS HELPS MY ANGER DOWN FROM CODE RED TO WARNING WILL ROBINSON YELLOW. I TELL CAR MAX TYLER , " PLEASE , FOR THE LOVE OF GOD , TELL ME IF THERE IS ANY CHANGES FOR SATURDAY'S DELIVERY AND I LIKE A HEADS UP TEXT OR CALL 30 MINUTES BEFORE ARRIVAL. " HE REPLIES , " ABSOLUTELY , I AM WORKING UNTIL MIDNIGHT SO IF ANY THING CHANGES I WILL CONTACT YOU. " GEE.........I WONDER WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW ?

 NEXT - ALLSTATE  OR ALL-DICK - WHERE YOU'RE NOT IN GOOD HANDS BUT GETTING TEA BAGGED WITH THOSE GOOD HANDS. OUR ELDEST HIT A FUCKING POLE AND CREATED $1,037 OF DAMAGE. AGAIN , I HAD TO TAKE PICTURES AND SEND THEM VIA AN ALL-ASS WEBSITE PORTAL. THIS IS SO MUCH FUN. ALLSTATE PROFESSIONALS EVALUATE THE REPAIRS AT $1037. TRY TO GUESS WHAT OUR DEDUCTIBLE IS ? YEP...........$1,000. AFTER REPAIRS ARE COMPLETE ALLSTATE WILL SEND US A CHECK FOR $37. IT'S ALMOST LAUGHABLE. WE HAVE A GOOD FRIEND IN THE COLLISION BUSINESS AND I SENT HIM ALL DETAILS AND DOCUMENTS. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS ON THIS FRONT.

 ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL ASS - CALLS AND TELLS US WE CAN RENT A CAR OF THEIRS WITH A $40 A DAY EXPENSE LIMIT. I TELL THEM TO FUCK OFF.

 OK , SO STRESS IS HIGH AND I HELP WHEELS AND A FRIEND LOAD UP TO HEAD NORTH FOR A GIRL'S WEEKEND.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL BUT FIRST WILL STOP TO PICK UP SODA. I CALL THE BEER DISTRIBUTOR AND THEY HAVE NO COKE OR SPRITE. I DECIDE TO STOP AT 7/11 ( NO ONE IS EVER THERE ). I BYPASSED WAWA BECAUSE IT WAS PACKED. ANYWAY , I KEEP SAYING TO MYSELF , " PICK UP SODA , PICK UP SODA , PICK UP SODA , LISA NEEDS BRACES , LISA NEEDS BRACES , PICK UP SODA , PICK UP SODA. "

  IN THE NAIL I PREP FOR THE NIGHT. OH , I FORGOT TO GET THE SODA. I GET IN MY FUCKING VAN CURSING SO FUCKING BAD YOU THOUGHT I WAS FUCKING SAMUEL L. JACKSON. I GET 2 CASES OF COKE AND A CASE OF SPRITE.

 I ARRIVE AND BEGIN MY PREPPING. BARTENDERS ARRIVE AND WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD CROWD WITH VERY GOOD MUSIC........AGAIN.

 DID I SAY I FUCKING HATE ANGRY PEOPLE ?

 A COMEDIAN ONCE SAID , " I CAN HAVE 1000 PERSON AUDIENCE AND IF ONE IS NOT LAUGHING OR ANGRY IT RUINS MY NIGHT.

 I LOAD IN ONE BAND WHO HAS A VERY ANGRY FEMALE DRUMMER. SHE NEVER SMILED , NEVER HAD FUN , NEVER TALKED TO ANYONE , NEVER HAD A DRINK , NEVER ANSWERED QUESTIONS......JUST ANGRY. I TURLY FEEL SHE NEED A PENIS. THE WHOLE CROWD IS HAVING FUN AND WE EVEN GET COMPLIMENTED FOR EXCELLENT " HOUSE " MUSIC. I USE MY YOUNGEST SPOTIFY ACCOUNT AND PLAYLIST WE MADE AS A FAMILY. IT IS ALL SUPER FUN SONGS.

 I FIND OUT OUR " NEW " DRUM KIT HAS A LARGE HOLE IN THE MAIN BASS DRUM. OF COURSE IT DOES. THE BIGGEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE PART IS BROKE. A BAND MEMBER DUCT TAPES THE BEJESUS OUT OF IT. WE SURVIVE THE NIGHT AND EVERYONE IS SUPER COOL EXCEPT THE ANGRY " I NEED A PENIS " FEMALE DRUMMER.

 THE BARTENDERS DO GREAT AND THE NIGHT MOVES EXCELLENT. WE WERE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED ON SUCH A GOOD TURN OUT. I EVEN POSTED FB VIDEOS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SEE.

 I AM ON THE DOOR AND ARRIVES A SALTY OLD GUY. IMMEDIATELY I SENSE , " ANGRY FUCK ".  I INSTANTLY FEEL THE BAD KARMA. I SAY MY NORMAL LINE ,  " HELLO , YOU OLD ANGRY FUCK , DID YOU PARK AT THE SEPTA LOTS ? IT'S A $5 COVER CHARGE. JUST TELL ME WHO YOU'RE HERE TO SEE BECAUSE ALL THE MONEY GOES TO THE BANDS. " HE IS FUCKING PISSED HE HAS TO PAY $5 AND I SAY , " ARE YOU HERE TO SEE ANY ACT OR BAND TONIGHT ? " HE RESPONDS , " WELL , I GUESS I AM NOW. " HE RELUCTANTLY HANDS ME A CRUMPLED 5 DOLLAR BILL MOST LIKELY LODGED IN HIS ASS SINCE WEDNESDAY. I AM THINKING HE JUST WANTED TO STOP BY FOR ONE BEER ( WHICH I ALWAYS DON'T CHARGE ) AND KNOWS NO ONE. I WAS WRONG. HE FUCKING WALKS RIGHT TO A GROUP OF PEOPLE AND THEY GREET HIM. THEY ALL WERE HERE TO SEE THE BANDS. I SAW THIS AND WAS INCENSED. I WAS FUCKING FURIOUS. IT TOOK ALL MY BEING TO HOLD BACK FROM ESCORTING HIS NUT SACK OUT , GIVING HIM HIS CRUMPLED UP ASS 5 DOLLAR BILL , AND SAYING , "  STAY THE FUCK OUT OF HERE YOU MISERABLE FUCK. '

 SPEAKING OF BEING FURIOUS , MAYBE THIS IS THE REASON WHY I DID NOT CONFRONT THE ANGRY FEMALE DRUMMER AND THE ANGRY SALTY OLD FUCK WITH A 5 DOLLAR BILL IN HIS TAINT. I SAW A SHORT VIDEO OF MICHAEL JORDAN'S ( AND OTHER HUGE NAMES ) PSYCHOLOGIST COACH. IT WAS QUITE INSIGHTFUL. I AM PARAPHRASING HERE BUT HE SAID , " NEVER MAKE DECISIONS ON FEELINGS. MAKE YOUR DECISIONS ON YOUR MIND. THE MIND OVER FEELINGS ALWAYS WINS. THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU GET ANGRY AND SAY , " I WILL NEVER FUCKING DO THIS AGAIN. " NOW THIS GUY WAS TALKING SPORTS LIKE FIGHTING WITH OTHER PLAYERS OR SCREAMING AT REFEREES. BUT HE DID SAY USE IT IN LIFE. HE IS 100% RIGHT. I KNOW MY ITALIAN FAMILY GETS SO FUCKING ANGRY WHEN THE WEATHER CHANGES OR TRUMP'S RIGGED ELECTION OR OTHER RIVAL COUNTRIES WHO HATE TRUMP. THEY WOULD USE THEIR ARSENAL OF GUNS TO SHOOT ANY ONE ON THEIR PROPERTY BECAUSE RUSSIAN OR CHINA WOULD ATTACK THEIR HOUSE BEFORE A MAJOR CITY FIRST. THE PSYCHOLOGIST WAS RIGHT ON THE MONEY ABOUT HOW AMERICANS USE ANGRY FEELINGS ALL THE TIME TO MAKE REALLY BAD DECISIONS ALL THE TIME. THE MIND IS 100% RIGHT ON EACH DECISION. AT THE END OF HIS SPEECH HE SIMPLY SAID , " THINK ABOUT IT ? "

 OK , A PERSON AT THE NAIL WAS AN OLD HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND WHO HAPPENS TO BE IN A BAND. WE TALKED A BIT AND HIS COUSIN WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND EVEN IN MY WEDDING. I ASKED HIM TO CALL HIM. WHEN THE PHONE RANG I ANSWERED IT AND SAID , " HELLO JACK , WE ARE GOING TO PLAY 20 QUESTIONS TO SEE WHO I AM. " HE GUESSES AFTER 3 QUESTIONS AND I MAKE HIM LAUGH LIKE I ALWAYS HAVE. HE IS IN CONNECTICUT BUT WILL BE IN HAVERTOWN OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS. WE WILL TRY TO GET TOGETHER.

 MY YOUNGEST SAYS , " WHY DO WE HAVE SUGAR FREE COKE ? " I WALK WITH BOTH COKE CASES BACK TO PRAISE ALLAH 7/11. THE INDIAN GUY , THAT I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND , HAS NO CLUE I JUST WANTED TO EXCHANGE THE SUGAR-FREE COKE FOR REGULAR COKE. THEY HAVE NONE. IT WAS LIKE TO DEALING WITH " APU " ON THE SIMPSONS. I JUST HEARD , " THANK YOU , COME AGAIN. " I SWEAR TO SWEET BABY JESUS THINGS JUST PILE UP TO FRIGGIN' STRESS ME. " THANK YOU COME AGAIN "......DICK HEAD.

 SO THE NIGHT ENDS AND IT WAS FUN. I AM TIRED BUT FEEL GOOD. THE BEST THING I DID WAS WEAR DIFFERENT SNEAKERS. MY ANGLED ONES I THREW OUT. I DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST BACK TO CENTER CITY. THE POOR KID IS FIGHTING BED BUGS AND NOW AN OVERFLOWED TOILET WHICH SPILLED INTO THE KITCHEN AND ONTO THEIR SPICE RACKS. I GUESS FUTURE MEALS WILL TASTE A LITTLE DIFFERENT IN THEIR HOUSE.

 WENDY'S AND MCDONALDS ARE A FARCES !!! SO , THE LAST 10 TIMES DRIVING BY THESE ESTABLISHMENTS AND BARTENDERS BACK TO CENTER CITY WE PLAYED GAME CALLED " 3 CARS OR LESS ". I WOULD BUY THEM ( AT 1AM ) A CHOCOLATE FROSTY AND FRENCH FRIES IF 3 CARS OR LESS ARE IN THE DRIVE-THRU LINE.

 HERE IS OUR 3 STOPS :

 - MCDONALDS ON HAVERFORD ROAD - NO ONE IS IN LINE AND WE ASK FOR FRIES AND OREO FROSTY. THE SPEAKER RESPONDS LIKE THE CARTOON ADULTS ON PEANUTS WITH SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN....." WA WA WA WAA WAA WA WAAA ". THREE TIMES I ASK MY KID , " WHAT DID HE SAY ? "  WE PULL UP TO THE FINAL WINDOW AND HE SAYS , " DOOR DASH ONLY !!!! " I MEAN HE SCREAMED AT US. MY KID SAYS , " GEEZ ".

 WENDY'S ON CITY LINE AVENUE - WE SEE 4 CARS SO I SAY , "  ' F ' IT , LET'S JUST GO THROUGH. " MY KID GETS EXCITED. OH , I DID NOT SEE THE 5 OTHER CARS WAITING AROUND AT THE OTHER WINDOWS.  WE GET TO THE FIRST SPEAKER AND THE GIRL SAYS , " 1 - 12 ONLY , WAIT T PLEASE. "  WE GO TO THE 2ND WINDOW AND ASK , " ARE YOU SERVING FRENCH FRIES OR FROSTIES , " SHE REPLIES , " NO , JUST 1 - 12. " WE LEAVE. I BARELY SQUEEZE PAST 6 OTHER CARS IN LINE.

 MCDONALDS ON CITY LINE AVENUE FURTHER DOWN - ONLY 2 CARS IN LINE AND THE FIRST WINDOW SAYS , " GO TO NEXT WINDOW. " I DRIVE UP AND THE 2ND MENU SCREENS ARE FUCKING BLANK !! I DRIVE AROUND 2 CARS AND A 3RD CAR THAT IS PARKED AT THE EXIT SPOT TO CITY LINE AVENUE. I JUST SQUEEZE BY THAT CAR AND GO AROUND THE DRIVE-FUCKING-THRU AGAIN. THIS TIME WE READ WANT SHE WANTS....FRIES AND A SPRITE. WE HEAR A CAR HONK ITS HORN FOR 30 SECONDS STRAIGHT.  I GUESS HE WANTED THE " EXIT " CAR TO MOVE.

 A NICE EASY DRIVE TO CENTER CITY WITH LIMITED DRIVERS....EXCEPT THE ONES GOING 110 MPH AND ONE GUY DRIFTING INTO LANES.

 I SAY MY GOODBYES AND GET A HUG. SO DIG THIS KID.

 BACK HOME I HAVE 2 BEERS AND WATCH SOME NARCOS : MEXICO. THIS IS A TRUE STORY AND MAN THESE GUYS WERE NOT NICE. BY 2:30AM I HEAD TO BED. OH , I WALKED THE PUP TOO. SHE WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE ME AFTER BEING ALONE FOR 8 HOURS.

  SATURDAY     11 - 13 - 21

 GEE......CAR MAX NEVER SHOWED UP AND SALES REP TYLER NEVER CALLED WITH AN UPDATE OR RETURN MY CALL. I AM SO DAMN SURPRISED. I EVEN MOVED ALL VEHICLES UP TO THE BACK YARD TO MAKE MORE ROOM FOR THEIR TOW TRUCK TO TAKE OUR TRADE-IN.

 YOU WANT A FULL DAY ?........HOLY SHIT HERE IS WHAT I DID.

 SHOWER AND SHAVE MY HEAD AND MOUSTACHE. I STILL LOOK LIKE ASS.

 FB MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN - A GUY JUST 3 MILES FROM THE NAIL WAS GIVING AWAY 7 L.E.D. RECESSED CEILING LIGHTS. THESE KIND NEVER NEED CHANGING OF LIGHT BULBS AND ENERGY EFFICIENT SO I PICKED THEM UP. HE WAS VERY BAD AT COMMUNICATION BUT I FINALLY HEARD FROM HIM. I ABSOLUTE HATE WHEN PEOPLE " SEE " YOUR MESSAGE BUT DO NOT RESPOND. HE HAD A NICE DOG.

  ON THE WAY BACK HOME I STOP AT WENDY'S FOR THE DOLLAR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES. I PICK SOME UP.

 LAST NIGHT WE SAVE BEER BOTTLES FOR ANOTHER BAND VIDEO SHOOT AT THE NAIL.  THIS TIME BY OUR FRIENDS MIDHEAVEN. THEY SEEM TO HAVE FUN AND IT WAS MUCH FASTER THAN I THOUGHT. THEY USED THE EMPTY BEER BOTTLES FOR SCENES.

 WHEELS HAVING A GOOD TIME IN THE POCONOS WITH FRIENDS.

 ELDEST IS SICK AGAIN. THIS TIME IT IS AN EAR ACHE. I FEEL BAD FOR THE KID BECAUSE SHE IS ALWAYS TIRED OR SICK.  I KNOW HOW TO FIX HER DAILY HEALTH PROBLEMS BUT SOMETIMES , AS A PARENT , YOU HAVE TO LET KIDS FIGURE IT OUT ON THEIR OWN. SHE WANTED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL BUT I LET HER DO THAT ON HER OWN....SHE NEVER WENT.  JUST 2 DAYS AGO SHE WANTED TO TEST HERSELF FOR COVID. THIS IS AT LEAST 10 TIMES SHE WANTED TESTING. COLLECTIVELY WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST HAVE TESTED ZERO TIMES.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I HAVE ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE STOP. THIS TIME IT IS 4 MILES FROM THE NAIL. I ASK THE WOMAN IF SHE BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP BEFORE 6PM. SHE RESPONDS , " YOU CAN PICK IT UP AFTER 6PM. I WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE HOME UNTIL 6PM. " I REPLY , " ALL GOOD. " I MESSAGE HER AT 5:35PM THAT MY E.T.A. FOR 6PM IS STILL ON.  "  SHE REPLIES , " I'M HOME ".   UN.....FUCKING......BELIEVABLE.  I ARRIVE AT 5:50PM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF A NEW STILL IN THE BOX OVER THE TOILET CABINET. THESE RANGE FROM $80 TO $120. THIS WAS FREE AND NEW. I WAS JUST TELLING WHEELS I LIKE ONE FOR THE CONDO. OH , I WAS NOT HAPPY THE WOMAN NEVER MESSAGED ME SHE WAS HOME EARLIER THAN 6PM. THERE WAS EVEN A FAMILY MEMBER ON THE PORCH WHEN I ARRIVED. THEY WERE NICE BUT I WAS STILL PISSED A SIMPLE MESSAGE COULD OF SAVED ME TIME.

 PICK UP BARTENDER AT ARDMORE TRAIN STOP. WE TIME IT PERFECT EVEN THOUGH HER TRAIN WAS 25 MINUTES LATE. WE ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND THAT'S WHEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.........WE GOT F'N SLAMMED AND I HAD NO BACK-UP BARTENDER.

 OH THE OLD STRAWBRIDGE'S AND SHOPPING CENTER IN ARDMORE IS MAGNIFICENT WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND MORE. IT IS SUPER COOL.

 THE PEOPLE JUST KEPT COMING IN. THE FOOD ORDERS JUST PILED UP. I HAD TO MOVE FROM THE DOOR TO BARTEND AND THE BARTENDER COOKED AND BARTENDED BETWEEN FOOD ORDERS. IT WAS COMPLETE CHAOS. I HAD TO STOP FOOD ORDERS ON 20 MINUTE INCREMENTS TO SERVE DRINKS. I AM TELLING YOU WE WERE PHYSICALLY RUNNING. PUT IT THIS WAY ON HOW BUSTY WE WERE AND BACKED UP FOOD ORDERS. ONE GUY ( WE FELT BAD FOR ) PLACED AN ORDER AT 7:15PM. HE GOT HIS FOOD AT 9PM.

 IT WAS BUSY - I WAITED TOO LONG TO TEXT FOR HELP. I STARTED TEXTING AT 9PM. I SHOULD OF DID THIS AT 7PM. A BARTENDER AND BAND MEMBER WHO JUST SHOT A VIDEO HERE WAS AROUND THE CORNER. HE STOPPED IN AND HELPED FOR 1+ HOURS. SO NOW ALL 3 OF US WERE RUNNING. 

 IT WAS BUSY - FOOD ORDERS UP TO 90 MINUTES.

 IT WAS BUSY - OVER 30 CREDIT CARDS WERE LAID OUT BEHIND THE BAR. I TOOK A PICTURE OF THEM AND SENT IT TO OTHER BARTENDERS. THEY REACTED WITH LOTS OF $$$$ SIGNS. THEY WERE RIGHT.

 IT WAS BUSY - IT WAS SO CHAOTIC ALOT OF PEOPLE WERE PUTTING THE $10 COVER CHARGE ON THEIR CREDIT CARDS. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I WAS SHORT DOOR MONEY BY ALLOT. I WAS SO PISSED AND WE COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW THE HELL MY COUNT WAS SO DAMN SHORT. LATER , WHILE SLEEPING IN BED I FIGURED IT OUT. DURING THE NIGHT I NEVER TOOK MONEY OUT OF THE REGISTER TO PUT WITH THE DOOR MONEY WHEN PATRONS USED THEIR CREDIT CARD FOR THE COVER. I EVENTUALLY HAD TO TAKE MONEY OUT OF THE REGISTER AND AT FIRST WE THOUGHT PEOPLE WERE MARKING OUR CLIP BOARD WITH FALSE NUMBERS.

 IT WAS BUSY - THE BARTENDER ADDED HER TIPS. LET'S JUST SAY SHE WILL NOT WORRY ABOUT RENT FOR THE NEXT 2 MONTHS.

 I MADE ANNOUNCEMENTS WHENEVER I COULD ON THE MICROPHONE ABOUT BEING SHORT STAFFED , THANKING EVERYONE FOR COMING TO THE NAIL , BARTENDERS HELPING US OUT , AND SAYING IT WAS HER FIRST SOLO SHIFT. OK , THIS IS A RUNNING JOKE IT'S LIKE HER 7TH SOLO SHIFT.

 PENN STATE LOSES A HEART BREAKER. 76ERS BLOW , FLYERS BLOW.

 OF COURSE THERE IS ALWAYS A NUDGE. THIS TIME WE HAD 2 OF THEM. TWO WOMEN IN THEIR 60'S ARGUED BACK AND FORTH. I SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING FROM LIGHTS TO TV'S TO GIVE THEM THE HINT TO TAKE THE ARGUMENT OUTSIDE. THE HUSBANDS STOOD BEHIND THE 2 ARGUING WOMEN LIKE THEY SEEN THIS BEFORE.

 WE END THE NIGHT RUNNING AFTER A SLOW DOWN OF ABOUT 1 HOUR. WE KICKED IT BACK UP AND CLOSED QUICKLY. BY 1:30AM I WAS HEADING TO CENTER CITY TO GIVE OUR BARTENDER A RIDE HOME.

 I ARRIVE AND POP IN TO SAY HELLO SINCE MY YOUNGEST WAS UP. I THANKED HER FOR GETTING ME A SANDWICH FOR AT THE READING TERMINAL. THEY WERE THERE EARLIER IN THE DAY.  THE TRAINWRECK PO' BOY HOAGIE FROM BECKS' CAJUN CAFE.........VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD HOME AND MY ELDEST IS UP WATCHING TV. I HAVE A BEER BUT BY 2:30AM I HAVE TO GO TO BED. THE GOOD THING MY NEW SNEAKERS ARE SO SAVING MY SIDEWAYS FEET. THEY DID NOT HURT ( THAT MUCH ) WITH ALL THE RUNNING I DID TONIGHT.

 OH , SUNDAY I SCHEDULED A SIDE JOB. AT FIRST I ACTUALLY STARTED AN EMAIL SAYING I AM NOT WORKING SIDE JOBS ANYMORE. THE NEXT DAY I DECIDED TO KEEP THE JOB. DUE TO COVID I HAVEN'T BEEN THERE IN 2 YEARS.

  SUNDAY      11 - 10 - 21

 AS IF I'M NOT TIRED ENOUGH..............

 PHYSICALLY RAN MY ASS OF SATURDAY NIGHT. I FINALLY GOT TO BED BY 3AM.........SO LET THAT SINK IN.

 TODAY - UP AT 6:30AM TO WALK AND FEED THE PUP ( NOTICE - THAT IS 3 1/2 HOURS SLEEP INCLUDING TWICE GETTING UP TO PEE ).  I BEGIN MY NORMAL ROUTINE OF BLOGGING AND BAND RESPONSES. THANK YOU FOR THE FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM MESSAGES ABOUT LAST WEEKS BLOGGING.....YOU FELT MY PAIN PEOPLE.

 LOAD VAN WITH TOOLS AND LUNCH. I HEAD TO A SIDE SIDE JOB. I DECIDED I JUST TAKE MY TIME AND NOT RUSH. I MEAN SERIOUSLY ?.....WHAT DO I RUSH FOR ?....TO GET BACK HOME AND PLAY INTERNET POKER AND WATCH PORN ? WELL , MAYBE I'LL RUSH A LITTLE.

 I ARRIVE AT THE SIDE JOB AND BEGIN BRINGING IN A 100 TOOLS. THE BUILDING IS EMPTY AND THAT IS WHY I WANTED TO WORK SUNDAY FOR COVID REASONS AND TO MOVE AROUND WITHOUT HINDERING EMPLOYEES. THEY GAVE ME A SECURITY AND DOOR CODE TO ENTER. NOW LET'S BEGIN THE PAIN.....I MEAN WORK :

 - SECURE AND ANCHOR AN OFFICE WALL CABINET.

 - SPOT SPACKLE ABOUT 10 DIFFERENT AREAS.

 - INSTALL FLOOR GUIDES FOR A BARN DOOR.

 - INSTALL PADLOCK AND LATCH TO BARN DOOR.

 - INSPECT OVER 50 DROP CEILING LIGHTS AND CHANGE ANY BURNT OUT OR FLICKERING BULBS.

 - CLEAN UP AND THROW OUT ALL DEBRIS INTO A DUMPSTER.

 I HAVE HAD THIS SIDE JOB FOR AT LEAST 7 YEARS. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WERE GONE DUE TO COVID. IT HAD TO BE 50 EMPLOYEES DOWN TO 15.

 GRAB MY LUNCH FROM MY LUNCH BAG. I OPEN THE TIN FOIL AND SEE I DID NOT TAKE MY HALF OF A PO' BOY CHEESE STEAK FROM BECK'S CAJUN CAFE  BUT A BAKED POTATO. I HAD A 50/50 SHOT OF PICKING THE RIGHT TIN FOIL........BLOW.

 STOP AT A MAGNIFICENT NEIGHBORHOOD FOR YET ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE FREE PRODUCT. THIS TIME IT IS A VERTICAL BBQ. IT KINDA LOOKS LIKE A TOASTER. I WANT TO SEE IF IT WILL COOK FOOD AT THE NAIL FASTER THAN DEEP FRYING.

 AT THE NAIL I PREP FOR SUNDAY NIGHT. I WANTED TO DO ALL THIS STUFF BEFORE ARRIVING HOME. REMEMBER , I AM GOING ON 3 1/2 HOURS OF HALF-SLEEP. IT IS NOW 4PM AND I AM READY FOR BED.

 AT HOME I HAVE LUNCH AND WATCH THE EAGLES. FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT GAME THE EAGLES COMMITTED TO THE RUN. THIS OPENS UP THE AIR ATTACK AND STRESS OF THE ROOKIE QUARTER BACK HURTS. THEY LITERALLY PLAYED  A PERFECT GAME ON ALL 3 FRONTS......OFFENSE , DEFENSE , AND SPECIAL TEAMS. I LIKE THE INTERVIEW OF DARIUS " BIG PLAY " SLAY ON HIS FUMBLE RECOVERY TOUCHDOWN. TEAM MATES WERE SCREAMING " JUST GO DOWN ". HE YELLED OUT , " NOT WITH ALL THESE FAT GUYS !! ( REFERRING TO OFFENSIVE LINEMEN CHASING HIM ). IT IS FINALLY GOOD TO SEE SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT WEEK TO WEEK. SO NICE TO SEE A FUN GAME TO CHEER. TO THE SUPER BOWL !!!!! IT WAS ALSO FUN TEXTING A COUSIN , BROTHER , AND FRIENDS DURING THE GAME. I THINK " GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL " OR LET'S GO TO THE NEXT GAME " WAS TEXTED 20 TIMES.

 MORE EAGLES - THEY HAVE RUSHED THE BALL FOR MORE YARDS IN THE LAST 3 GAMES THAN THE FIRST 6 AND ALL OF LAST YEAR.  WHY DID THEY WAIT SO LONG ? ( OK , MAYBE NOT ALL OF LAST YEAR )

 ELDEST HEADS TO URGENT CARE AGAIN. SHE HAS AN OUTER EAR INFECTION.

 TALK / FACETIME WITH WHEELS. SHE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH HER FRIENDS AND GOING TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT ......TWICE. MAN , I AM SO JEALOUS.

 AFTER THE GAME I MAKE DINNER WHILE MY ELDEST ORDERS 3 BAGS OF FOOD. IT WAS DELIVERED. I WAS NOT ASKED TO JOIN IN.....I WOULD OF PAID FOR EVERYTHING.

 I WATCH SOME FOOTBALL , AN EPISODE OF ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE , AND AN EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD ( VERY GOOD ).

 I FELL ASLEEP WATCHING TV AND IT WAS 9PM. I WALK THE PUP AND SHE SCARES THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME. WHENEVER SHE GETS ALL RILED UP SHE BOLTS AROUND THE HOUSE TO PLAY. LUCKILY , SHE RUNS AROUND THE HOUSE AND RIGHT TO OUR BACK PORCH. SHE IS IN TOTAL PLAY MODE. I GET HER INSIDE AND MY ELDEST AND I CHASE HER AROUND THE 1ST FLOOR. SHE IS HILARIOUS.

 OFF TO BED AND OUR ELDEST TAKES THE PUP. THIS LETS ME SLEEP ALONE FOR ONCE. THE PUP JOINED ME AROUND 5AM.

    MONDAY     11 - 15 - 21

 I'M NOT USED TO BEING HOME SUNDAY TO THURSDAY. THE LAST 6 SUNDAYS TO THURSDAYS WHEELS AND I WENT EITHER NORTH OR EAST. SO , I MAKE A PUNCH LIST FOR HOME AND NAIL STUFF......IT'S A LOT.

 I NOW HAVE 15 L.E.D. RECESSED LIGHTS ( FOR FREE ) AND DECIDED THERE ARE 3 PLACES TO INSTALL THEM. THEY SAVE MONEY FOR THE ELECTRIC BILL , LOOK 10X BETTER , AND NEVER HAVE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB EVER AGAIN. THIS MORNING I REPLACED A TOTAL OF 5 LIGHTS IN OUR HOUSE......FOYER AREA , HALLWAY , AND BATHROOM. THE LIGHTS WE USE ON OUR WHOLE FIRST FLOOR IS COMPLETELY CHANGED TO L.E.D.

 FB MARKETPLACE AGAIN - IF PEOPLE ARE GIVING NEW THINGS AWAY AND STILL IN THE BOX FOR EITHER FREE OR EXTREME LOW COST THAN WHO WHY NOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT ?  I NEEDED 10 MORE FEET OF THE MULTI COLOR L.E.D. LIGHTS THAT CHANGE COLOR AND PULSE TO MUSIC. THIS WOULD BE FOR THE NAIL STAGE WHICH LOOKS PRETTY COOL AND WE HAVE RECEIVED A TON OF COMPLIMENTS ON THE NEW LOOK. ANYWAY , THEY RUN ABOUT $15 FOR 16 FEET OF LIGHTS..........BASICALLY A BUCK A FOOT. A NICE ASIAN COUPLE SOLD ME 130 FEET FOR $10. I HAVE NEVER EVER SEEN THESE LIGHTS THIS CHEAP FOR SUCH A LONG LENGTH.

 OH , ONE MORE THING. THE ASIAN COUPLE WHO SOLD THEM TO ME LIVE IN COATESVILLE. THAT WOULD BE A 50 MINUTE DRIVE ONE WAY TO GET THEM. THIS IS WAY OUTSIDE MY " 30 MINUTE MAXIMUM DRIVE ONLY FOR FB MARKETPLACE STUFF " SO I ASKED IF THEY COULD MEET SOMEWHERE.....THEY DID. WE MET AT HOME DEPOT. I BROUGHT MY PUP AND WALKED HER OUTSIDE IN ORDER TO BE SEEN QUICKLY. THEY TOLD NOT TO BE LATE. I WAS 5 MINUTES EARLY. THEY WERE 18 MINUTES LATE. STILL , IT ONLY TOOK ME 8 MINUTES TO GET THERE TAKING BACK ROADS.

 I DECIDED TO START HIRING BARTENDERS AGAIN. MY BROTHER'S FRIEND SAID HIS SISTER WAS LOOKING TO BARTEND. I TEXTED HER AND SHE CALLED ME BACK. SHE STARTS ON FRIDAY.

 DROVE TO CVS AND LATER RITE AID TO PICK UP MEDS FOR OUR ELDEST. THEY ASKED ME WHEN IS YOUR DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY...........CRAP.  WORST MEMORY EVER.

 RE-STACKED FIRE WOOD IN OUR BACK YARD AND COVERED IT. IT IS FIRE PIT SEASON OR AS MY KIDS CALL IT " BOND FIRES ". I HAD TO TEACH THEM THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOND FIRES AND FIRE PIT FIRES.

  WHEELS MAKES IT BACK FROM THE POCONOS. SHE HAD A GOOD TIME ON A GIRL'S WEEKEND.

 A PUPPY VISITS OUR PUP. OH MY GOD THE THING WAS TINY. THEY HUNG OUT ABOUT 30 MINUTES. THE ONLY THING I DID NOT LIKE WAS THE 11 WEEK OLD PUP WAS WALKED OFF-LEASH. WE SENT PLENTY OF PICTURES AND VIDEOS TO OUR YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES.

 WHEELS , ELDEST , AND MYSELF WATCH A MOVIE CALLED RED NOTICE WITH THE ROCKRYAN REYNOLDS , AND GAL GADOT ( WONDER WOMAN / PIECE OF ASS ). THE MOVIE WAS FUN AND HAD MANY GOOD JOKES BY RYAN REYNOLDS. MOSTLY CUTTING UP THE ROCK. ONE LINE REYNOLDS SAYS TO THE ROCK , " THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD LOOKS LIKE A PENIS ". OVERALL , THE MOVIE WAS ENTERTAINING AND JUST OK TO GOOD AT BEST WITH WAY TOO MANY " SURPRISES " BUT IT WAS FUN. IT IS TOUGH NOT TO EQUATE RYAN REYNOLDS TO THE CHARACTER IN DEADPOOL. ALOT OF THE SAME QUICK ONE LINERS IN BOTH MOVIES. THOUGH IT GOT 89% PEOPLE LIKING RED NOTICE THE ROTTEN APPLES SCORE WAS ONLY 36%. OH , SO FAR IT HAS GROSSED 2 MILLION DOLLARS. THE BUDGET WAS 200 MILLION.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11PM. OUR ELDEST TOOK THE PUP AGAIN SO I WAS HOPING FOR DECENT SLEEP. I GOT UP AT 1AM TO PEE THINKING IT HAD TO BE LATER.....IT WASN'T. BACK TO SLEEP AND UP TO PEE AGAIN AT 2AM. I THOUGHT IT WAS MUCH LATER......IT WASN'T. I ACTUALLY CURSED WHILE PEEING. HOW THE " F " CAN I SLEEP IF I WAKE UP OR NEED TO PEE EVERY HOUR ?..........BLOW.

  TUESDAY    11 - 16 - 21

 YOU WANT A FRICKIN' DAY ?..........HERE'S ONE. OH , VERIZON FIOS ARE DICK HEADS.

  IS THIS A NORMAL DAY IN PEOPLE'S LIVES ?

 - UP AT FRIGGIN' 5AM AND STAY IN BED JUST TO NOT USE ENERGY. I RUB MY BALLS AND COCK FOR OVER ONE HOUR. IT DOESN'T HELP ME GO BACK TO SLEEP. USING YOUR OWN HAND BLOWS. THERE REALLY IS NO SENSATION. MAYBE BECAUSE MY HANDS ARE LIKE CATCHER'S MITTS.

 - DO THE NORMAL BLOG , EMAILS , SEND PICTURES AND WORK DETAILS PERFORMED TO SALES REPS WHERE I HAD A SIDE JOB ON SUNDAY , AND MORE.

 - BY 10AM I FEEL I HAVE WORKED A FULL DAY ALREADY. BUT....TIME TO GET ON THE ROAD.

 - STOP AT A FEDEX TO DROP A COMPUTER OFF FOR WHEELS. IT IS BEING SHIPPED BACK TO THE MAIN OFFICE AT HER COMPANY.

 - DRIVE TO BERWYN TO PICK UP A MICROWAVE OFF FB MARKETPLACE.  IT IS IN PERFECT CONDITION AND THE SIZE I WANT.......AND FREE.

 - HERE'S ONE , GET FUCKING THIS........SO VERIZON FIOS TOLD ME I HAD TO RETURN AN OLD ROUTER OR GET CHARGED AFTER 30 DAYS. SO I AM ON PHONE HOLD 3 DIFFERENT TIMES.  I TALK TO 2 CUSTOMER SALES ASSOCIATES. BOTH TELL ME I HAVE TO DRIVE TO MANAYUNK TO THE CLOSEST STORE. THERE ARE NONE CLOSER.......BLOW. I DRIVE THERE AND THE BUILDING IS FUCKING VACANT !!!!! I AM FUCKING FURIOUS. I HATE THE FUCKING WORLD !!!......MOSTLY I FUCKING HATE VERIZON !!!!  FUCK EM' !!! I LET THE OLD ROUTER SIT ON MY KITCHEN TABLE FOR 2 WEEKS.

 PART II - TWO WEEKS LATER.........I CALL MY CELL PHONE COMPANY VERIZON AND SEE IF THEY CAN LEAD ME WHERE TO DROP OFF THIS OLD ROUTER SINCE THE CLOSEST VERIZON STORE IS NOW A CRACK HOUSE. I INSTANTLY GET A REP AND HE SAYS , " OH , YOU CAN DROP IT OFF AT ANY U.P.S. STORE. IT IS FREE AND THEY WILL BOX IT FOR YOU. " MY RESPONSE " YEAH RIGHT.....FREE. YOU'RE A DICK. "

 PART III -  I DRIVE TO MY LOCAL U.P.S. STORE JUST SECONDS FROM MY HOUSE. I AM FIRST IN LINE AND I FIND A PARKING SPOT RIGHT OUT FRONT WITH 18 MINUTES LEFT ON THE METER FROM THE PREVIOUS DRIVER. I WALK IN AND THE U.P.S. REP WAVES ME OVER. I SARCASTICALLY SAY , " I WAS TOLD I COULD RETURN THIS OLD ROUTER FOR FREE. " THE EMPLOYEE REPLIES , " YES YOU CAN. " A TEAR FORMED AND SLOWLY CASCADED DOWN MY FAT CHEEK AS IF I WAS EATING A CHOCOLATE DONUT FRO DINNER. I SEMI-FAKE CRY. THE REP SAYS , " ARE YOU ALRIGHT SIR ? " I REPLIED WHIMPISHLY , " YES , I'M JUST NOT USED TO SOMETHING GOING RIGHT. "

 PART IV - THE U.P.S. REP TAKES ABOUT 5 MINUTES TO PROCESS OUR OLD ROUTER. I LEAVE AND A LINE OF ABOUT 10 PEOPLE FORMED ALREADY. IF I WAS 5 MINUTES LATER I WOULD OF WAITED AT LEAST 45 MINUTES IN THE NOW VERY LONG LINE. I ACTUALLY SKIP WALK OUTSIDE GLEEFULLY. LATER IN THE DAY I GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL THAT MY OLD ROUTER HAS BEEN RETURNED TO VERIZON. THOSE FUCKING FIRST VERIZON REPS COST ME SO MUCH TIME AND AGGRAVATION WHEN THE WHOLE FUCKING TIME I COULD OF JUST DROPPED IT OFF AT AN U.P.S. STORE 11 SECONDS FROM MY HOUSE......BASTARDOS !!!!!

 - DRIVE ABOUT A 1/2 MILE PAST THE NAIL FOR ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE STOP. I PICK UP 4 OUTDOOR STACKABLE CHAIRS THAT OUR VERY COMFORTABLE FOR OUR FIRE PIT AREA. THEY ARE THE SAME AS 2 WE HAVE. THE REASON FOR THIS PICK-UP IS IT IS A HASSLE TO MOVE WOOD PATIO CHAIRS AND SEAT CUSHIONS FROM THE PATIO TO THE FIRE PIT AREA EACH TIME WE HAVE  A FIRE. NOW , WE HAVE 6 LARGE COMFY STACKABLE CHAIRS JUST FEET FROM THE FIRE PIT AREA.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR MORE PROJECTS :

 - I SPEND ABOUT 25 MINUTES CLEANING THE " NEW " CHAIRS WITH A HOSE , BRILLO PAD , AND RAG. THEY CLEAN UP VERY NICELY. I LET THEM DRY IN THE SUN. I AM SUPER HAPPY OF THIS " GET ".

 - TEST A VERTICAL BBQ I GOT OFF FB MARKETPLACE 3 DAYS AGO. I WANTED TO SEE IF IT COOK FASTER THAN A DEEP FRYER. I COOKED 4 PIECES OF CHICKEN TENDERS BUT IT TOOK DOUBLE IN TIME. THE TASTE WAS BLANDER BUT NOT BAD.

 - INSTALL 8 L.E.D. RECESSED LIGHTS IN THE MAIN ROOM. THEY ARE BRAND NEW AND $40 EACH. I GOT THEM FOR FREE. ALL TESTED WELL AND LOOK GOOD.

 - CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN AND TAKE PICTURES.

 - PUT DRUM KIT TOGETHER AND NEED TO FIND A NEW " HEAD " FOR THE BASS DRUM SINCE IT WAS SPLIT OPEN THIS PAST WEEKEND. A BAND MEMBER DUCT TAPED IT.

 - HOSED MY VAN DOWN.

 - REPLACED THE KITCHEN MICROWAVE. ANOTHER REASON FOR REPLACING IT IS THE OLDER MICROWAVE HAD NO CLOCK DUE TO THE NUMBERS 1 AND 2 NOT WORKING WHEN PUSHING THEM.

 - STOCKED AND ORGANIZED BEER IN WALK-IN FRIDGE.

 - MADE A BEER LIST AND CALLED IT IN.

 - MADE A LIQUOR LIST.

 - FIXED A FUZZY SNOWY TV THAT A LOCAL REGULAR CALLED , " MAN YOU HAVE SHITTY TV'S HERE. " HE ALSO SAID WHILE WATCHING THE DOLPHINS NFL FOOTBALL GAME , " IS IT SNOWING THAT HARD IN MIAMI ?  MAN YOUR TV'S ARE SHITTY. "

 I ROLL HOME AT 4PM-ISH. I FEEL LIKE MY DAY HAS BEEN DOUBLED. REMEMBER , I SLEEP LIKE SHIT JUST LIKE OUR NAIL TV'S SO ONE HOUR OF WORK FEELS LIKE 4 HOURS OF WORK. I FEEL FAT. I AM FAT.

 I SPEND TIME EMAILING BANDS WHO PLAYED LAST WEEKEND AND THAN EMAILING BANDS WITH DETAILS WHO ARE PLAYING THIS WEEKEND. I WATCH SOME PORN AND PLAY INTERNET POKER. EVER WATCH PORN WITH HEAD PHONES ? IT REALLY SHUTS OUT THE WHOLE WORLD......FOR 30 SECONDS.

 SHOWER AND SHAVE MY HEAD. I HATE THAT MY HAIR FORMS LITTLE ISLANDS ON MY FAT HEAD.  THE TOP OF MY HEAD LOOKS LIKE SMALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ON A MAP.

 A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND WE WATCH THE NEWS. I REALLY LIKE A KITCHEN TV.

 IN THE MAIN ROOM WE WATCH THE FLYERS WITH AN OUTSTANDING OVERTIME WIN. THE 76ERS WERE ON WAY TOO LATE AND I BELIEVE LOST BY 40 POINTS.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF YELLOWSTONE........VERY GOOD.

 OUR ELDEST WAKES UP AT 9PM AND WE WATCH A NEW TV SERIES CALLED ONLY MURDERS IN OUR BUILDING. IT STARS STEVE MARTIN , SELENA GOMEZ ( PIECE OF ASS AND SHOWS SIDE BOOB IN A SHOWER SCENE ....YEAH I NOTICED ) AND MARTIN SHORT. IT HAD A CAMEO OF TINA FREY. THE SHOW WAS KINDA SLOW MOVING AND SO-SO TO START BUT IT DID PEEK OUR INTEREST WITH THE ENDING....TO MAKE US WATCH EPISODE 2.

 OFF TO BED BY 11:30PM. AGAIN , I TOSS AND TURN AND I THINK I GOT 2 STRAIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP SOMEWHERE DURING THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT..........BLOW.

  WEDNESDAY        11 - 17 - 21

 YOU WANT ENTERTAINING ?................HERE IT COMES. HOW THE " F " THIS SHIT HAPPENS TO ME ON A CONSISTENT DAILY BASIS IS FUCKING AMAZING.

 SO HERE IS THE " SHIT SHOW " OF THE DAY. AND BELIEVE ME THERE IS A REASON I AM WRITING THE WORDS " SHIT SHOW ".

 SPEND ANOTHER 2 HOURS DOING PAPERWORK AND COMPUTER WORK WITH CARMAX TO PURCHASE A USED VEHICLE AND TRADE-IN OUR JEEP. THIS HAS BEEN A FUCKING NIGHTMARE. I HAVE TALKED TO AT LEAST 20 DIFFERENT SALES PEOPLE. THE FINAL PROCESS IS PAYMENT OF COURSE. THEY TOLD US WE COULD PUT A DOWN PAYMENT USING A CREDIT CARD. THIS WAS NOT TRUE. THEY SEND US AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO ALL BANKS SO WE COULD TRANSFER MONEY TO THEM. JUST ONE PROBLEM AGAIN......OUR FUCKING BANK WAS NOT ON THE LIST. BOTH WHEELS AND I NOW HAVE TO DRIVE OUT TO FUCKING CARMAX IN KING OF PRUSSIA TO DROP OFF JUST A CHECK. IT SHOULD ONLY TAKE 15 MINUTES......15...........MINUTES.

 OUR DRUM BASS HEAD SPLIT. IT IS ABOUT $40 TO REPLACE. IN THE MORNING I WATCH A YOU-TUBE VIDEO ON HOW TO REPLACE THEM. I ALSO TEXT 4 BANDS MEMBERS I KNOW..........ONE STEPS UP. STEVIE C. FROM THE BAND SMARTY PANTS ( PLAYING FRIDAY ) SAYS HE HAS A BRAND NEW 22" DRUM HEAD. I CAN VISIT HIS HOUSE IN OVERBROOK OR HE WILL STOP BY ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOR JUST JAM OPEN MIC. I DECIDE TO VISIT HIM BECAUSE HE HAS ASKED ME TO SEE HIS HOME MUSIC STUDIO SEVERAL TIMES.

 AT THE NAIL I DO SOME THINGS AND TAKE A 10 MINUTE RIDE TO SMARTY PANTS HOUSE. LET ME TELL YOU I USED THE WORDS , " I AM FUCKING OVERWHELMED " AT LEAST 10 TIMES. HIS HOUSE IS A GIGANTIC STONE HOME ON A BIG CORNER LOT. IT WAS LIKE VISITING WILLY WONKA EXCEPT FOR MUSIC AND BAND EQUIPMENT. THIS HOUSE HAD A BASEMENT WITH AT LEAST 5 DRUM KITS , A SOUND PROOF STUDIO , A RECORDING STUDIO , A STAGE WITH 12-14 SEATS , A BAR , LIGHTING , AND A SHIT LOAD OF BAND EQUIPMENT. IT WAS FUCKING UNBELIEVABLE. THE ONLY PROBLEM THE CEILINGS WERE JUST 5 FEET HIGH OR LOWER.

 CONTINUED - HE SHOWS ME OUTSIDE - A CAMPER , 2 FIRE PITS WITH SEATING AND BIG AWNINGS , A CLUB HOUSE BAR , A HUGE IN-LAW SUITE / HOUSE , A GREEN HOUSE , AND A TINY COTTAGE THAT HAS A BATHROOM , BED , COUCH , TV , FRIDGE , AND MORE IN IT. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY OFF THE HOOK. WE EVEN TALKED ABOUT DOING A SHOW AT HIS HOUSE. IT WAS THAT DAMN COOL. I LIKE HIS BULL DOGS TOO. I SAID TO HIM , " HE MUST HAVE 50 GUITARS. " HE RESPONDED , " MORE CLOSER TO A 100. " ANYWAY , HE GAVE ME THE NEW DRUM HEAD AND I ROLLED BACK TO THE NAIL.

 BACK TO THE NAIL AND I INSTALL THE DRUM HEAD. IT WAS VERY EASY. I OPEN UP THE 130' OF L.E.D. LIGHTS I GOT. UNFORTUNATELY , IT DID NOT GO ON WITH THE OTHER STRINGS. MY ONLY PROBLEM IS NOW ....WHERE THE HELL DO I PUT 130' OF L.E.D. LIGHTS ?

 I PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER AND FIND OUT MY FAVORITE STORE MANAGER IS RETIRING. I'M HAPPY FOR HIM. WE TALK FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES UNTIL MY PHONE GOES OFF. A FEMALE VOICE SAYS , " HI , THIS IS ALEXIS , I'M OUTSIDE. " I THINK IT IS A BAND OR MAYBE A BEER REP. SHE DID NOT TELL ME WHO SHE IS SO I ASK. SHE TELLS ME , " I'M FROM CARMAX AND DELIVERING YOUR CAR. " I SAY NOTHING. I CALL HOME AND TELL MY ELDEST AND WHEELS TO GREET HER. THEY ARE DELIVERING A CAR WE HAVE NOT PAID A DOWN PAYMENT YET. I'M NOT SAYING ANYTHING. SHE ALSO TELLS ME SHE DOES NOT SEE A TRADE-IN FOR THE PURCHASE. I AM FUCKING LIVID.

 I SWEAR TO CHRIST I WAS REALLY THINKING OF NOT TELLING THEM ANYTHING. WE SIGN PAPERWORK AND THEY GIVE US THE CAR.

 I ROLL BACK TO THE NAIL AND WHEELS GOES BACK TO WORK. TWO HOURS LATER THE DELIVERY GIRL CALLS , " UH , YOU'RE PAYMENT WAS NOT RECEIVED. " I REPLY , " REALLY ? " AND HANG UP. I AM SO FUCKING PISSED AT THIS FUCKING SHIT SHOW PURCHASE. WE HAVE DONE PAPERWORK TWICE NOW.

 CARMAX CALLS BACK LATER AND SAYS THEY HAVE TO RE-PICK THE CAR UP. I TELL HER TO COME FUCKING GET IT. I MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR 6:30PM TO MEET WITH MORE FUCKING REPS. SHE STUTTERS AND SAYS , " OH , THAN WE'LL WAIT FOR THE MEETING THAN. " SINCE LAST WEEK I HAVE SPENT OVER 8 1/2 HOURS ON THE PHONE AND PROBABLY ANOTHER 10 HOURS VIA COMPUTER AND TAKING PICTURES.

 I FINISH STUFF AT THE NAIL AND RETURN HOME. I TELL WHEELS WE HAVE TO GO TO THE 6:30PM APPOINTMENT TO FINISH THIS FUCKING NIGHTMARE OF A PURCHASE. MAYBE EVEN GO OUT TO DINNER WHILE IN THE AREA. WE GO BACK TO WORK.

 OH , THE GIRL DRIVER SAID SHE COULD NOT GET UP OUR DRIVEWAY. I NOTICED OUR WOOD BORDER WAS SMASHED.

   THE SHIT SHOW CONTINUES -- WE ROLL OUT AND ARRIVE AT CARMAX AT 6PM. I TELL THE GREETER , " I WANT YOUR MOST EXPERIENCED SALES PERSON AND MANAGER DURING OUR FINAL DOWN PAYMENT. I AM TELLING YOU THIS PURCHASE IS A SHIT SHOW."  WE WAIT FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. THEY WALK US OVER TO A GLASS PARTITION FOR PAYMENT AND IT IS THE FUCKING DELIVERY GIRL WHO DROPPED OFF THE CAR. SHE SAYS , " I NEED YOUR DOWN PAYMENT OF $_ _ _ _. " WE TELL HER ABOUT THE TRADE-IN AND SHE DOES NOT SEE ANYTHING. I SAY , " I THINK YOU BETTER GET YOUR SUPERVISOR. THE GIRL IS NOW SMUG.

 A SUPERVISOR ARRIVES AND STANDS WITH HER. HE INQUIRES AND I SAY , " LOOK , WE ARE GOING TO NEED AN OFFICE OR CONFERENCE ROOM. THIS SHIT SHOW IS GOING TO TAKE TIME. " HE WALKS US BACK AND WE HAVE A LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM. I BEGIN MY FUCKING RANT OF HOW MANY SALES REP I TALKED TO ( AND GIVE NAMES ) , HOW MUCH TIME ON THE PHONE , HOW MUCH TIME ON COMPUTERS , HOW MUCH TIME TAKING PICTURES , AND MORE. AND.......ALL FUCKING TWICE. HE IS SUPER SYMPATHETIC TO OUR CAUSE. I STRAIGHT RANT FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES WHILE HE WRITES NOTES. HE WANTED THE WHOLE STORY FROM THE BEGINNING.

 HE LEAVES AND SUPPLIES US WITH CHIPS , COOKIES , AND WATER,. WE FACETIME OUR YOUNGEST TO PASS THE TIME. I POCKET AT LEAST 4 COOKIES. I EVEN MAKE A JOKE I LIKE A $5 GIFT CARD TO MCDONALDS AS COMPENSATION FOR THIS SHIT SHOW. I MADE REPS LAUGH BUT THEY KNOW I WAS SERIOUS ABOUT SUCH AN INCREDIBLE ORDEAL.

 THEY DECIDE TO START THE WHOLE PROCESS FROM SCRATCH. TWO FUCKING HOURS WE WERE THERE. THEY PROCESSED OUR JEEP AS A DOWN PAYMENT AND WE SIGNED A 100 PAPERS. ALL THIS WAS DONE TWICE ALREADY THIS PAST WEEK. BY THE END I LOST MY APPETITE AND SENSE OF HUMOR. THEY OFFER TO PAY FOR OUR DINNER AT THE OUTBACK STEAK HOUSE.

 SO 4 REPS ARE NOW WORKING ON OUR PURCHASE. THEY BRING OUT THE DISTRICT PRESIDENT AND HE APOLOGIZES TO US 20 TIMES SAYING THEY DROPPED THE BALL BIG TIME. BOTH OF US GO BACK AND FORTH AND HE IS COOL TO OUR SITUATION. HE REALLY SEEMED LIKE HE CARED BUT PROBABLY DIDN'T SO I TOOK 2 MORE COOKIES. WE TALK MORE AND THEY SEND US TO FINAL PROCESSING. WE SIGN STUFF BOTH ON A COMPUTER AND ON PAPER. ALL THE COMPUTER STUFF I DID TWICE.

 WE ROLL OUT AND I AM MELANCHOLY. OUR ELDEST HUGS THE JEEP GOODBYE. I ACTUALLY WANT TO JUST GO HOME. WHEELS AND ELDEST DISAGREE SO WE STOP AT THE OUTBACK......45 FUCKING MINUTE WAIT. WE WALK NEXT DOOR TO THE YARD HOUSE. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL MEAL AND THEY HAVE OVER A 100 DRAFT BEERS. SINCE THE TAB WAS ON CARMAX WE FUCKING PILED IT UP. ALL FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND I RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.

 FUNNY THINGS OR STUFF SAID DURING THE 2 HOUR MEETING : ( MAKING OUR ELDEST LAUGH )

 - MY CELL PHONE RINGS BUT I CAN NOT GRAB MY PHONE BECAUSE OF SO MANY COOKIES BLOCKING IT IN MY POCKET.

 - OVERTIME I MOVED MY BODY YOU COULD HEAR COOKIE WRAPPERS.

 - A SALES REP REMOVES HIS MASK AND LEAVES. i SAY TO WHEELS AND I OUR ELDEST , " I DID NOT EXPECT HIS FACE TO LOOK LIKE THAT. "

 - A LARGE AND SUPER FRIENDLY GREETER WALKS BY ME. I SIMULATE HIS WALK AND ASK WHEELS , " WHO'S FATTER ? "

 - I CONVINCE A SALES REP FOR A $5 GIFT CARD TO MCDONALDS. OH BUY THE WAY MCDONALDS IS HAVING A 63 CENT EGG MCMUFFIN SALE TOMORROW FOR IT ANNIVERSARY.

 - I TOLD THE DISTRICT PRESIDENT I ADDED MORE NOTES TO HIS WHITE BOARD.

 BACK HOME I TRY TO WATCH ONE EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS 30 MINUTES LONG. I FELL A SLEEP TWICE. THE SHOW DID PICK UP THOUGH.

 THURSDAY     11 - 18 - 21

 AND MORE STUFF HAPPENS TO ME AGAIN.....THIS TIME IT'S GOOD.

 SCOTT MCCLATCHY OF THE BAND THE STAND HAS AGREED TO PERFORM FOR OUR TOY DRIVE ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH. THIS IS PRETTY COOL.

 STEVE HALEY WILL PERFORM WITH HIS BAND KISS OF THE SPIDERS TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24TH. HIS BASS PLAYER PLAYED WITH DAVID BOWIE FOR YEARS. THIS IS PRETTY COOL.

 MORE CARMAX SHIT............A FEMALE DRIVER SAID SHE COULD NOT GET UP OUR DRIVEWAY WITH HER VAN. ABOUT 3 HOURS LATER OUR FRONT STREET BORDER WAS SMASHED TO THE BEJESUS. COULD THIS BE A COINCIDENCE ?

 I DECIDE TO USE THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. I BEEN STORING 7 LARGE AND LONG RAILROAD TIES IN OUR BACK YARD BEHIND THE GARAGE ( GOT FOR FREE ON FB MARKETPLACE - EASILY $150 A PIECE ). USING THE VAN I HAULED THEM DOWN TO THE CURB AND REPLACED ALL THE BROKEN STREET BORDERS POSSIBLY DESTROYED BY CARMAX.

 SEND BORDER DAMAGE PICTURES TO CARMAX AND DINNER BILL.

 CONGRATS TO BRYCE HARPER WINNING HIS 2ND MVP.

 12 NOON WHEELS AND I HEAD TO CVS TO GET OUR BOOSTERS. ALL KINDS OF CONSTRUCTION DELAY OUR VISIT FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES. WHEELS GETS OUT OF THE CAR AND WALKS A 1/2 BLOCK TO SAVE 3 MINUTES WHILE I DRIVE AROUND CONSTRUCTION. A WORKER YELLED AT HER. OH , WHEN I ARRIVE 3 MINUTES LATER WE WERE THE ONLY ONES IN LINE. THE SHOTS TOOK ABOUT 1 MINUTE EACH OF OUR TIME AND THAT INCLUDED ME TALKING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PENN NURSE.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A BEER DELIVERY. I SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR STOCKING BEER. I ALSO INSTALL ANOTHER 65' OF L.E.D. STRIP LIGHTS FOR OUR STAGE. I THINK I AM GOING OVER BOARD WITH LIGHTS. ONE MUSICIAN TOLD ME , " YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH L.E.D. LIGHTS ". I SENT A VIDEO TO FAMILY AND BARTENDERS. WHEELS TEXTED , " CAN YOU SAY SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER ? ".....SHE HAD A POINT.

 SPEAKING OF WHEELS......I LOST MY CREDIT CARD. I DO THE NORMAL SCRAMBLE AROUND LOOKING IN THE USUAL PLACES.........NOTHING. I AM AT THE NAIL AND ASK HER TO CHECK MY BLUE JEANS......NOTHING.  ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER SHE TEXTS ME , " IT WAS IN MY WALLET. " I TRY TO TEXT , " SONNA OF A BITCH " BUT MY SPELL CHECK MAKES IT " DONNA OF A BITCH ". I TRY TO JUST TEXT  " SONNA " AND IT AGAINST SPELLS AND SENDS " DONNA ". I DECIDE TO JUST FUCK IT. SHE KNEW WHAT I MEANT.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT IS PICKING UP SPEED AND I LIKE SELENA GOMEZ. SHE IS NOT A KID ANYMORE.

  THREE OF US HAVE DINNER. IT WAS NICE TO JUST CHILL.

 I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL FOR A LONG NIGHT OF MUSIC AND OPEN MIC CALLED JUST JAM. I GET SURPRISED FROM AN OLD BAND TRAINWRECK AND WHEELSTOCKERS STOPPING IN TO JAM. IT WAS PRETTY FUN TALKING OLD STORIES. I WAS ALSO TEXTING JAY OB !!

 76ERS WITH A NICE WIN.

 FLYERS BLOW A 2 - 0 LEAD THAN TIE THE GAME 3 - 3 WITH 8 SECONDS LEFT THAN LOSE IN A SHOOT-OUT......PRETTY STANDARD GAME.

 I ALLOW A MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER TO ARRIVE ONE DAY EARLIER ON ONE CONDITION. SHE CLEAN THE HOUSE BEFORE THEY LEAVE. BOTH PARTIES AGREED.

 THE HEAD I INSTALLED ON THE DRUM BASS WORKED PERFECTLY. NO ONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT MY MOTHER SHIP OF L.E.D. STRIP LIGHTS ON THE STAGE. IT IS A LITTLE LESS LIGHTS THAN STEVEN SPIELBERG'S MOVIE " CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. "

 ROLL HOME KIND FIRED UP FROM SOME GOOD THINGS TODAY. I MAKE A MISTAKE AND HAVE A DOUBLE SHOT OF BRANDY. IT'S BEEN SO LONG. I GOT A SUGAR HEADACHE IN THE MORNING........DAMN IT !!

 OH , 24 HOURS LATER NO SYMPTOMS AT ALL FROM THE BOOSTER SHOT. GO TRUMP !!

 ONE LAST THING. BEST COMPANY EVER ? I ORDER A DRUM PATCH FOR $4. I RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMING ORDER , AN EMAIL OF A THANK YOU , A PRESIDENT EMAIL THANKING ME , AND THAN I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND THERE IS A MESSAGE ON OUR PHONE....THE PRESIDENT OF SWEETWATER THANKING ME PERSONALLY. DAMN , THAT IS SOME DAMN GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. A MUSICIAN I TOLD AGREED AND SAYS HE ORDERS OFF THEM ALL THE TIME AND LOVES THEM.

  FRIDAY      11 - 19 - 21

 OFFICER .........." GET TO YOUR GIG , BUT DON'T SPEED ANYMORE ".

 I TOOK OFF THE CARMAX FRONT LICENSE PLATE. THEY EVEN PLACE A CARMAX STICKER ON THE BACK. I USED MY FINGER NAIL TO SCRAPE OFF THE LETTERS " C " AND " X " SO NOW IT SAYS " ARMA ". I'M OKAY WITH THAT.

 WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. IT IS GETTING BETTER AND I STILL LIKE TO BANG SELENA GOMEZ FOR 30 SECONDS.

 FOUND OUT THE HITCH ON OUR NEW USED SUV IS NOT THE RIGHT SIZE.....OF COURSE IT ISN'T. I WILL BUY A REDUCER ON EBAY AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL FIT. I ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE MY UTILITY TRAILER.

 SCHEDULED AN OVER HALL ON OUR SODA SYSTEM. TECH CANCELLED. OF COURSE HE DID.

 TO THE BASEMENT.....OH........MY........GOD. OUR ELDEST AND FRIENDS REALLY TRASHED THE PLACE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS. I SPENT 2 1/2 HOURS REORGANIZING. I WAS ON MY HANDS AND KNEES RE-LAYING CARPET TILES THAN CLEANED , ORGANIZED , CONSOLIDATED , STACKED , AND VACUUMED THE WHOLE PLACE. I ALSO DID MY TOOL ROOM. IT IS 11AM AND I FEEL LIKE I ALREADY PUT IN A 10 HOUR DAY. IT SUCKS I GOT 8 MORE TONIGHT AT THE NAIL.

 A SIMPLE VACUUMING PISSES ME OFF. I GO TO USE THE BASEMENT VACUUM AND THE BELT IS BROKE. I GO UPSTAIRS AND BRING DOWN ANOTHER VACUUM AND.....THE BELT IS BROKE. I GO UPSTAIRS A 3RD TIME AND GET ANOTHER VACUUM.......IT WORKS.........BLOW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. A GOOD CROWD CAME IN AND THE BANDS WERE SUPER COOL.

 LEAD SINGER DROPPIN DEUCE STOPPED IN WITH HIS WIFE. SO GOOD TO SEE. I LOVE THE HIS AND HERS SCOOTERS PARKED OUT FRONT. THEY USE THEM IN WILDWOOD ON THE BOARDWALK. THEY WERE REALLY COOL.

 HIRED A NEW BARTENDER TONIGHT. SHE HAD HER FIRST TEST SHIFT.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG PERFECT WITH  ALITTLE HICCUP. A DUO FORGOT HIS GUITAR. HE RACED HOME AND RACED BACK ON THE OVER 1 HOUR ROUND TRIP. WE PUSHED A BAND IN FRONT OF HIM TO BUY SOME TIME. IT WORKED PERFECT EXCEPT HE GOT PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING. THE COP WAS COOL AND LET HIM GO SAYING , " GET TO YOUR GIG BUT NO MORE SPEEDING. "

 A REALLY GOOD CROWD BUT A CIGARETTE SMOKING CROWD. ALL WERE OUTSIDE SMOKING SINCE I DO NOT ALLOW INDOOR SMOKING ANYMORE.

 ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP. I WAS SPENT. IN BED BY 3AM.

 ALWAYS ONE NUDGE. A LATE NIGHT REGULAR SAYS TO ME , " SO PBR BEERS WENT UP 50 CENTS ? " I WENT ON A LITTLE RANT ABOUT BEING CLOSED FOR ALMOST 1 1/2 YEARS , COVID , AND LOST REVENUE.

 SATURDAY     11 - 20 - 21

 WORST FUCKING DIRECTIONS EVER !!!!..............

  4 BANDS TONIGHT - 2 BANDS CANCEL DUE TO COVID AND 1 CANCELS BECAUSE THEIR DICKS. I HAVE TO THANK CORNERS OF SANCTUARY FOR STEPPING UP AND PLAYING THE SHOW TONIGHT. THEY WERE ACTUALLY VERY GOOD AND IT WAS GREAT TO SEE PEOPLE COME IN TO SUPPORT THEM.

  WATCHED THE FLYERS BLOW. HEARD THE 76ERS BLEW TOO.

  HEY , THE UNION WON IN THE FIRST ROUND OF PLAY-OFFS AGAINST N.Y.  IT WAS THE LATEST GOAL EVER SCORED IN A M.L.S. SOCCER PLAY-OFF GAME. THAT HAD TO BE FUN FOR THE HOME FANS. OH , I DON'T THINK THE UNION HAS EVER GOT PAST ROUND 2. WE WILL SEE.

 WHEELS BEGINS PREPPING HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING. I BEGIN EATING.

 WE TAKE A QUICK RIDE JUST 7 MILES TO KING OF PRUSSIA. A WOMAN ON NEXTDOOR WAS GIVING AWAY A " BEHIND THE DOOR SHOE RACK " WHICH OUR ELDEST WOULD LIKE. WHAT A FUCKING NIGHTMARE !!! SHE GAVE US AN ADDRESS TO A FUCKING SHOPPING CENTER !!!! I FELT LIKE THE COPS IN THE BLUES BROTHERS MOVIE WHERE THEY ARE GIVEN THE ADDRESS TO WRIGLEY FIELD. I WAS FUCKING FURIOUS. THE WOMAN CLAIMED TO BE NERVOUS THAT SOMEONE WOULD STAB HER OVER A FREE FUCKING SHOE RACK. SHE DOES NOT GIVE OUT HER FULL ADDRESS. I EMAILED HER 5 TIMES BERATING HER AND NOT BEING TRANSPARENT OR EVEN OPEN TO PERSPECTIVE BUYERS. SHE COULD OF SAID , " HEY , THIS IS A GENERAL ADDRESS. WHEN YOU GET CLOSER I WILL LOOK OFF MY BUILDING'S ROOF FOR YOU AND YOUR CAR TO MAKE SURE YOUR NOT A TERRORIST OR WANT TO BANG MY ASS OR MOTOR BOAT MY TITS..........THAN I CAN THROW THE SHOE RACK OFF THE ROOF FOR YOU TO CATCH. " GOD , I WAS SO FUCKING PISSED. I HATE WASTING TIME !!!!

 ORDERED A TOW REDUCER SLEEVE FOR OUR NEW " USED " CAR AND UTILITY TRAILER. AT A STORE IT COSTS $40. ONLINE..........$16.

 PENN STATE WINS.....DON'T REALLY CARE......THAT MUCH.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WITH MORE SODA CANS SINCE OUR SODA GUNS WERE NOT UPDATED......BLOW.

 SAMPLED SOME CONSHOHOCKEN BEERS WITH BARTENDER AND HER BOYFRIEND.

 TOLD A PATRON I WOULD LEND HIM OUR VAN TO HELP HIM MOVE INTO ANOTHER APARTMENT. YEAH.......IT'S WHAT I DO.

 THE BAND PUT ON A FUN SET. PEOPLE WERE COOL AND I JOKED WITH THEM ALL NIGHT. SOME REGULARS CAME IN TOO. I ALSO LIKE THE 2 YOUNG COUPLES THAT CAME FROM THE FLYERS GAME. THEY ALL HAD FLYERS JERSEYS ON. THE GIRLS WERE F'N SMOKE SHOW BLONDES. DAMN IT TO BE YOUNG AGAIN !!! OH , I ALSO FELT BAD FOR THEM SINCE THE FLYERS SUCKED ASS TONIGHT.

 HMMM , THE WORDS " SUCKED ASS ".....THERE'S A VISUAL.

 ROLL HOME TO MEET UP WITH WHEELS AND ELDEST. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. AGAIN........PRETTY GOOD. AGAIN........LIKE TO BANG SERENA GOMEZ.

 HEAD TO BED AND I AM HURTING. I WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 11 SECONDS. IT TOOK MORE TIME TO TURN THE TV ON AND OFF.  THE PUP JOINS ME AROUND 5AM.

 I'M AT AN ELTON JOHN CONCERT. I GOT TO BE UP ON STAGE WITH THE BACK-UP SINGERS WHICH WAS SUPER COOL. I STARTED TALKING TO A GUY NEXT TO ME ABOUT HOW I OWN THE RUSTY NAIL. ALL MY OLD SOFTBALL TEAM MATES ARE IN THE AUDIENCE. THE AUDIENCE GIVES A NICE APPLAUSE TO MY FRIEND L.C. , WHO IS A NURSE , WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED HER NAME AND JOB OCCUPATION. THE STAGE FLOOR MOVES WHILE WE ARE SITTING AND IT STARTS TO MAKE US UPRIGHT. THE SHOW IS ABOUT TO START. I SAY TO THE BACK-UP SINGER SITTING NEXT TO ME , " I GUESS I SHOULD LEAVE NOW ? " HE NODS HIS HEAD YES. HE THAN LEANS TO ANOTHER BACK-UP SINGER NEXT TO HIM AND SAYS , " WE SHOULD GO TO THE RUSTY NAIL AFTER THIS AND ASK ELTON IF HE LIKE TO GO TOO. "..........WHEELS DREAM ENDS.

  SUNDAY      11 - 21 - 21

 THIS WAS A GOOD SUNDAY.............

 TODAY WAS CLEANING , COOKING , AND PREPPING FOR A FAMILY GET TOGETHER FOR THANKSGIVING.

 EARLY MORNING DOING MY NORMAL STUFF.  TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR TONIGHT. I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

 I TAKE A RIDE TO CENTER CITY TO GET OUR YOUNGEST. THE CITY IS MOVING AND TRAFFIC IS PACKED DUE TO THE PHILADELPHIA MARATHON. I SURPRISED OUR YOUNGEST BY BRINGING THE PUP.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WHEELS COOKED A TURKEY AND SET-UP THE HOUSE. I UNLOAD CHAIRS AND TABLES WE BROUGHT HOME.

 THE DAY STARTS VERY GOOD AS MY BROTHER STOPPED OVER TO WATCH THE EAGLES. THEY PLAYED EXTREMELY SOLID ( MOST OF THE GAME ) AND CAME OUT WITH A GREAT WIN. IT WAS FUN TO SEE THEM STACK UP YARDS AGAIN VIA THE RUN. THEY DID MAKE IT A LITTLE INTERESTING NEAR THE END BUT I THINK THE SAINTS MADE A FATAL ERROR BY KICKING A FIELD GOAL WITH 6 MINUTES LEFT INSTEAD OF GOING FOR THE TOUCHDOWN ON A 4TH AND 8 YARDS AT THE GOAL LINE. THE FIELD GOAL WAS MEANINGLESS AND STILL MEANT THEY WERE 2 SCORES DOWN. THE SAINTS HAD SOME SERIOUS MOMENTUM BUT OUR QB HURTZ RAN IN FOR A TOUCHDOWN ( HIS 3RD AND A RECORD ) TO REALLY SEAL THE GAME.

 BONUS - COWBOYS LOSE.

 YOUNGEST AND I WALK THE PUP AND PREP A FIRE PIT.

 CLOSE TO 30 FAMILY AND FRIENDS STOPPED BY. IT MADE US FEEL GOOD HOSTING BECAUSE SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS WERE SAYING THIS WAS THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT BUT IT WAS ALOT OF FUN WITH A TON OF LAUGHS AS ALWAYS.

 I CARVED THE TURKEY UP AROUND 6PM. WE HAD 3 DIFFERENT TABLES SET UP IN 2 ROOMS ALONG WITH FOOTBALL ON ( MUTED ) ON 2 TV'S. ALOT OF FAMILY TRAVELED UP TO 3 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS BUT MADE OURS THE LAST. EVERYONE BROUGHT FOOD WHICH MADE IT SO MUCH EASIER. ALL FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND PEOPLE WERE PRETTY HUNGRY SINCE WE DID NOT REALLY SIT DOWN TO 6:30PM.

 I TRULY APPRECIATED THE FRIENDS WHO STOPPED BY TOO. THEY ARE FRIENDS OF OUR KIDS AND I WAS SUPER SURPRISED WHEN THEY SHOWED UP. I FEEL ALL OF THEM ARE MY DAUGHTERS. THEY ALSO TIMED IT PERFECTLY AS ALL FAMILY LEFT BY 9PM.

 LATE NIGHT ALL THE GIRLS SAT BY A BLAZING FIRE PIT AND I GOT TO CATCH UP ON THEIR COLLEGE EXPERIENCES. I ADORE THESE YOUNG ADULTS SO MUCH.  IT WAS CONSTANT STORY TELLING , JOKING , AND BOOZING FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. BY 11PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

 OVERALL , THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME. FAMILY DROVE IN FROM ALL OVER AND AS FAR AS OCEAN CITY NEW JERSEY AND ALLENTOWN. THESE ARE LONG DRIVES AND SOME FAMILY HAD OTHER FUNCTIONS BEFORE ATTENDING OURS.  IT WAS AS SMOOTHLY AS A GET TOGETHER COULD GO.

 I HAVE TO ADMIT THE EAGLES WINNING AND THE COWBOYS LOSING ALWAYS MAKES A GOOD DAY BETTER.

 FUNNY - MY DAD USES THE TERM " HORNY "  FOR THE  WORD " LUCKY ".  WHILE WATCHING FOOTBALL HE YELLED OUT , " THESE COWBOYS ARE SO HORNY. THEY'LL COME BACK TO WIN. " OH MY GOD.........MY BROTHERS AND NEPHEWS THAN PROCEEDED TO ASK ALL THE GIRLS AND SISTER-IN-LAWS , " ARE HORNY ? DO FEEL WATCHING FOOTBALL MAKES YOU HORNY ? " THE JOKES ROLLED AND I HAD A FUN TIME MESSING WITH MY BROTHERS AND SISTER-IN-LAWS. I ALSO HAD FUN MAKING MIS-DIRECTION JOKES. THE BEST IS MY ONE BROTHER WHO BASICALLY HAS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT EVERYTHING EXCEPT......SPORTS. I RIB HIM ON SPORTS QUESTIONS AND HE RIB ME BACK ON BEING FAT.

 ANOTHER REALLY GOOD THING IS ALL THE KIDS GOT ALONG , PLAYED DOWN THE BASEMENT , AND WERE ZERO AFRAID OF OUR DOG. IN FACT , ALL OF THEM PETTED HER.

 ANOTHER THING I MADE SURE OF WAS MY SISTER-IN-LAWS HAD NO KIDS IN THEIR ARMS OR HANGING ON THEM. I WANTED THEM TO HAVE A HALF GLASS OF WINE AND RELAX SO I ASKED THE NIECES TO OCCUPY THEIR LITTLE COUSINS WHILE THE MOMS HAD A CHANCE TO CHILL. I DO THIS QUITE OFTEN. THE YOUNGER COUSINS STEPPED UP WHILE THE OLDER ADULTS JOKED AROUND IN THE MAIN ROOM. IT WAS NICE TO SEE THE YOUNG COUSINS PLAYING WITH THEIR REALLY YOUNG COUSINS.

 I WAS THE LAST AT THE FIRE PIT AND JUST CHILLED BY MYSELF TO DECOMPRESS. IT WAS A LONG WEEKEND AND SITTING THERE WAS NICE. DURING THE FIRE PIT I HAD THE HOUSE LIGHTS OFF , SOME MUSIC PLAYING , AND WATCHED SOME SILLY BUT FUN TIKTOK VIDEOS. THEY ARE REALLY ADDICTING.

 THESE GET TOGETHERS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN AND I WAS GLAD WE HOSTED IT.  I MUST SAY WHEELS WAS A HUGE PART IN PREPPING FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS.

 INSIDE WHEELS , OUR YOUNGEST , AND MYSELF WATCH AN EPISODE OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. AGAIN , THIS IS KEEPING OUR INTEREST IN THIS WHO DUNNIT TV SERIES.

 OFF TO BED BY 11:45PM BUT UNFORTUNATELY I GOT UP AT 2:30AM. I WROTE THIS BLOG AND SENT OUT EMAILS TO BANDS PLAYING THIS WEEK. OF COURSE I SURFED FB MARKETPLACE AND NEXT DOOR ( INSTALLED ON MY PHONE SO I NEVER RUN INTO A PROBLEM AGAIN WITH DIRECTIONS AND COMMUNICATION ). ANYWAY , IT IS NOW 5:30AM AND I WILL TRY TO GET BACK TO SLEEP WITH THE PUP WHO JOINED ME AT 3AM.

 MONDAY     11 - 22 - 21

 WELP , A COLLEGE ROOM MATE GOT OUR YOUNGEST SICK AND NOW OUR YOUNGEST GOT ME SICK. FOR NOW IT IS JUST A SCRATCHY THROAT.

 THERE IS NO " PITY FOR PAIN ". I SAY THIS ALL THE TIME. NOW , THIS IS ON A SMALL SCALE LIKE WHEN I SAY I HAVE SLEPT 2 HOURS IN THE LAST 3 DAYS. NO ONE REALLY CARES. BUT WHAT THE FUCK !! , A PSYCHO DRIVER PLOWING DOWN A WISCONSIN PARADE ??!!! FIVE PEOPLE DIED WITH MANY INJURED. WHAT A FUCKING WORLD.... AT A FUCKING PARADE ???!!!

  MORE SADNESS AND ANGER IS THE NUT JOB THAT PLOWED INTO SO MANY PEOPLE HAD WARRANTS , JUMPING BAIL , AND A JUDGE LOWERED HIS BAIL ON OTHER ACCOUNTS TO JUST $500. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME !!!!???!!

 IT'S AMAZING THIS DAY AND AGE WE CAN NOT CONTROL ASSHOLES LIKE THESE WHETHER WITH GUNS , DRUGS , OR USING VEHICLES AS BATTERING RAMS.

 NOW MY INSIGNIFICANT LIFE ........I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO MEET UP WITH PEOPLE.

 - HAD ALL SODA LINES COMPLETELY RE-DONE. THE TECH LEAVES AND THE SPRITE LEAKS. OF COURSE IT DOES. I SPEND OVER AN HOUR FIXING IT SO THE TECH DID NOT HAVE TO RETURN.

 - STOP FOR A FB MARKETPLACE EXCHANGE. A 48" FLAT SCREEN TV WITH A MOUNT , REMOTE , AND INSTRUCTIONS. THE GUY WAS SUPER COOL WITH A HUGE HOUSE. HE KNEW THE NAIL AND RENTS A HOUSE ON OUR STREET. HE KNEW ALL OUR NEIGHBORS.

 - MEET BEER DRAFT TECH AND SHE GETS ALL OUR LINES TO POUR. NEXT , LABELING THEM.

 - A FRIEND STOPS OVER AND DELIVERS A SNARE DRUM. WE MAKE AN EXCHANGE WITH SOME OF MY STUFF IN THE BACK STORAGE ROOM.

 - TRYING TO POWER UP AN IPOD TO PLAY FUN SONGS BETWEEN BANDS. I WILL LET IT CHARGE FOR ONE DAY.

 I CHANGE THE MARQUEE AND UPDATE MY FACEBOOK POSTS TO PROMOTE THE BANDS PLAYING HERE.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN AND DO COMPUTER WORK. I LAY IN BED WITH THE PUP AND OUR YOUNGEST. WE WATCH TV BUT IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL I GOT SUPER TIRED. THE LACK OF SLEEP CAUGHT UP TO ME. ALSO , HAVING A LARGE PORTION OF LEFTOVER TURKEY DID HELP WITH GETTING DROWSY.

 SOME BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS WERE DELIVERED FROM MY BROTHER AND SISTER-IN-LAW WHO MISSED THE THANKSGIVING GET TOGETHER. THERE WAS A MIX-UP ON DATES SO THEY FELT BAD.

 OFF TO CENTER CITY TO DROP OFF OUR YOUNGEST AND FIX A LEAKY FAUCET ALONG WITH CLEANING OUT A STOVE TOP.  IT WAS NICE JUST SPENDING TIME FIXING THINGS TOGETHER. HER ROOM MATES ARE ALWAYS FUN TO SEE TOO. DURING THE RIDE THERE WE GOT TO KNOW OUR NEW USED CAR A LITTLE BETTER. WE PAIRED OUR PHONES TO THE RADIOS SYSTEM. ON THE WAY HOME I PLAYED SPOTIFY.

 MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME. WHEELS , MYSELF , AND ELDEST WATCH 3 EPISODES OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING. EPISODE 7 WAS EXCELLENT. THEY FINISHED THE SERIES AND I WILL WATCH THE FINALE LATER.

 76ERS WITH A HECK OF A COMEBACK TO WIN WITH NO STARTERS.

 OFF TO BED. I SLEPT PRETTY BAD. I HAD A FUN TIME USING THE BATHROOM AND COMING BACK TO HEAR AND FEEL MY CPAP TUBE SPEWING OUT WATER. NOTHING LIKE TRYING TO GET BACK TO SLEEP WITH A WET MASK........BLOW.

 A SOFTBALL GAME WHERE HOLLYWOOD AND MYSELF GET RECRUITED TO PLAY. IN MY DAY I LED THE LEAGUE IN DOUBLES , TRIPLES , AND HOME RUNS FOR 5+ STRAIGHT YEARS. ONE PLAYER SAID AFTER MY HOME RUN OVER HIS HEAD , " I HAVE BEEN PLAYING 20 YEARS OF SOFTBALL AND NEVER SEEN A BALL HIT SO FAR. " ANYWAY , HOLLYWOOD HAS A VERY GOOD BACKGROUND AND STATS ON PLAYING BALL ALSO WHICH IS WHY THE TEAM RECRUITED US FOR A FINAL DRIVE TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS AND MAYBE WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP.

 CONTINUED - IT'S THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON AND OUR FIRST GAME I SEE HOLLYWOOD MADE IT TO THE FIELD BEFORE ME. HE WAS IN THE BATTING CAGE JUST SMOKING BALLS TO DEEP CENTER FIELD. WE TALKED A LITTLE AND THE COACH SAYS HELLO AND THANKS US FOR SIGNING WITH HIS TEAM.  HE MAKES THE ROSTER LINE-UP AND BOTH OF US LOOK AT EACH OTHER WHEN SEEING THE BATTING ORDER. HOLLYWOOD WAS BATTING 8TH AND I WAS 9TH. I SHRUG A LITTLE AND SAY TO HOLLYWOOD , " I GUESS WE HAVE TO PROVE OURSELVES AT LITTLE BIT. " HE REPLIES , " I GUESS WE DO. "...............dream ends.

 TUESDAY       11 - 23 - 21

 WELP , I TOTALLY JINXED MYSELF BY SAYING I NEVER GET SICK. I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I FELT BAD. THIS HAS CHANGED AS OUR YOUNGEST IS SICK AND NOW SHE PASSED IT TO ME......BLOW.

 TRIED THE CHICKEN SOUP , MEDS , AFRIN , AND COUGH DROPS FOR THE LAST 48 HOURS. DOES NOT SEEM TO HELP. I ALWAYS FELT MEDS DOES NOT DO DICK AND IT IS JUST YOUR BODY THAT MAKES YOU RECOUP. GO TRUMP !!

 SPEND TIME IN THE EASEMENT PUTTING CARPET TILES BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. I ALSO EMPTY TRASH AGAIN. WHILE IN THE BASEMENT I SEARCH FOR SUPPLIES FOR PROJECTS AT THE NAIL.

 TO THE NAIL BUT FIRST ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE STOP RIGHT IN ARDMORE. ONE THING THAT BOTHERS ME IS NOT HAVING A WET/DRY VAC ON SITE AT THE NAIL. WELP , NOW I HAVE ONE. I PICKED IT UP JUST 3 MINUTES FROM THE NAIL. I HOSED IT OFF AND LET DRY OUTSIDE. LATER , I USED IT TO CLEAN UP MY PROJECTS. THE REASON I WANTED THIS ONE IS IT HAD DOUBLE THE HORSE POWER AS MINE. I MEAN THIS THING CAN SUCK. YES , IT BE REALLY EASY TO MAKE A JOKE HERE.

 TEST THE TV I PICKED UP VIA FB MARKETPLACE THE OTHER DAY. IT WORK PERFECT. IT CAME WITH A TV MOUNT AND I HUNG IT TODAY IN THE MAIN ROOM. I ALSO RAN CABLE TO IT VIA THE CEILING AND BEHIND A WALL BY SNAKING THE WIRE SO IT CAN NOT BE SEEN. I THOUGHT IT CAME OUT NICE.

 LOOKED AT AND FIXED EVERY BAR STOOL.

 WE HAVE SOME NIGHTS THAT COULD BE PRETTY BIG. WE WILL SEE. IT STARTS WITH WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. ONE VERY LOCAL ACT I DID NOT EVEN KNOW WAS BOOKED UNTIL I SAW IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 STOP AT OUR BANK TO GET QUARTERS. THE DRIVE-THRU TELLER SAYS I MUST GO INSIDE EVEN THOUGH I HAVE GOTTEN QUARTERS VIA DRIVE THRU MANY TIMES. I DECIDE NOT TO FIGHT IT.

 I PARK AND 100% OF THE TIME THEY SLIDE ROLLS OF QUARTERS UNDER THE GLASS TO ME. THE TELLER SAID , " JUST HAND ME THE BAG AND I WILL FILL IT. " I WAS RELUCTANT TO IT. I SEE HE COUNTS $80 WHEN I GAVE HIM $100. I TAKE THE BAG OF QUARTERS OVER TO A TABLE AND COUNT THEM.......HE WAS SHORT. MY ANTENNAS WERE RIGHT ON THE MONEY AS I SAID TO THE TELLER , " IT IS SHORT $20. "

 OH , AT THE BANK , IT WAS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY. THEY WERE GIVING OUT FREE CANDIES , CHIPS , AND COOKIES. I TOOK TWO. WHEN THE TELLER MESSED UP.....I TOOK TWO MORE.

 THE PUP AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL. SHE FOLLOWS ME ANYWHERE I GO. THE ONLY THING I DID NOT LIKE IS SHE RAN OUTSIDE WHEN SHE SAW MY NEIGHBOR. LUCKILY HE WAS COOL AND PETTED HER.

 I HAVE TO ADMIT NOT GOING NORTH OR EAST EVERY SUNDAY TO THURSDAY HELPS ME  GET ALOT OF STUFF DONE......THOUGH I RATHER GO NORTH OR EAST.

 AFTER SEVERAL MORE PROJECTS I HEAD BACK HOME.  I PLAY WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE. SHE JUST CRACKS ME UP TO NO END.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH SOME TV.  FLYERS LOSE....BLOW.

 WE DID WATCH VERY GOOD SHOWS YELLOWSTONE AND THE CONNORS.

 I HIT THE MEDS AGAIN AND FIGHT SLEEP ALL NIGHT.

  WEDNESDAY       11 - 24 - 21

 I SWEAR , THE SHIT THAT HAPPENS TO ME. WE HAVE ONE RULE , " GET IN A FIGHT , DONE FOR LIFE ". THIS WAS IMPLEMENTED TONIGHT.

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. THIS WAS AN INTERESTING DAY AND NIGHT TO SAY THE LEAST.

 WONDERFUL FB POST BY OUR ELDEST ABOUT ME AND MY BIRTHDAY. I COMMENTED " I'M NOT CRYING....MUCH "

 HERE IS THE POST ( WITH A BUNCH OF PICTURES ) :  Happy Birthday to the most caring, big hearted, hard working father in the world! Even though you’re also the biggest nudge in the world, you always support me and inspire me on the daily to work on being the best version of myself and I don’t know what I’d do without you. You always say we joined the dark side as Braccili’s but I think that just makes us more fun 😉 Love you Dad ❤️

 THIS POST WAS MY FAVORITE THING OF THE DAY. WHEELS POSTED ONE TOO WHICH I COULD NOT BELIEVE SHE EVEN KNEW HOW. HERE IS HER POST : " happy birthday chris love you "  SHE ADDED A BUNCH OF PICTURES TOO.

OVER 400 FAMILY AND FRIENDS COMMENTED ON 4 DIFFERENT PAGES OF MINE. IT WAS NCIE TO SEE.

 I CONTINUE TO FIGHT THIS STUFFINESS AND COUGH.  APPARENTLY IT IS GOING AROUND.

 FAMILY COMING IN TO STAY AT OUR HOUSE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

 HEAD TO BROOMALL TO PICK UP A DROP LIGHT. ALL THESE YEARS I NEVER HAD ONE. NOW I DO. THANK YOU FB MARKETPLACE. I BROUGHT IT TO THE NAIL AND CLEANED IT UP A BIT. IT IS PERFECT. I ALSO WANTED SOMETHING TO ILLUMINATE THE WOOD AREA WHEN HAVING A FIRE PIT.

 AT THE NAIL I PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SCRAMBLE TO FIND KEGS. I CALLED 5 BEER DISTRIBUTORS. THE BEST I COULD DO WAS A 1/4 KEG OF YUENGLING. ALL THAT SCRAMBLING AND I NEVER NEEDED IT. WHY ? , IT WAS A BUST OF A NIGHT. I HAD 3 BARTENDERS AND A DOORMAN PLUS MYSELF BUT ENDS UP IT WAS BAD......REAL BAD. THE DOORMAN I GAVE FF AND THE BARTENDER WE GOT HOME BY 10:30PM

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND TRY TO NAP. THE COUGHING AND STUFFINESS IS BAD.

 I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN LOADING IN BANDS. THE FEMALE FRONTED BANDS ARE VERY GOOD. ALL 3 BANDS REALLY PERFORMED VERY GOOD SETS.

 I MEET A GUY WHO HAS RENTED OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND TELLS ME ALL KINDS OF BIG FISH HE HAS CAUGHT. HE SEEMED VERY NICE. KEY WORD " SEEMED ".

 ANOTHER LOCAL COMES IN WHO HAS SOME ISSUES BUT HAS BEEN COOL WHEN HE IS HERE. AT 10PM HE WENT OFF A LONG SPEECH TO MY BARTENDER AND I ON HOW GREAT I AM.....GREAT FATHER , GREAT PERSON , GREAT OWNER.......ETC. THIS WAS AT 10PM. BY 11PM I BANNED HIM FOR LIFE AT THE NAIL.

 SO HERE IS THE STORY. THE FIRST 3 BANDS WERE PROFESSIONAL , ON TIME , AND FUN. ALL OF THE FIRST 3 BANDS HAD FEMALE SINGERS WHICH IS ALWAYS COOL.

 THE FINAL ACT WAS A COMPLETE SHIT SHOW. APPARENT CAR TROUBLES MADE THEM 90 MINUTES LATE. I WAS STILL OKAY WITH THIS.  BUT UPON ARRIVAL THERE WAS NO URGENCY TO GET THE SHOW STARTED. IN FACT , I DON'T THINK THEY PLAYED ONE FULL SONG THE ENTIRE 1 HOUR SET. IT WAS BRUTAL TO SEE AND LISTEN TOO.

 NOW THE FUN PART. I WANT TO LEAVE SO BAD. I DECIDE I WILL GET THIS FINAL ACT UP AND RUNNING AND ROLL OUT. I GET EVERYTHING DONE AND I HEAR , " DON'T FUCKING TOUCH THE FUCKING DRUM KIT !!! ". I THINK THIS IS A JOKE BUT I HEAR IT 3 MORE TIMES. I QUICKLY MOVE FROM THE BACK OF THE BAR TO THE STAGE. APPARENTLY THE LOCAL WANTED TO PLAY THE DRUMS AND GET ON STAGE. HE CAN NOT PLAY DRUMS. THE FATHER OF THE DRUMMER ( WHO IS AT WAWA ) SCREAMS BLOODY HELL TO NOT TOUCH THE DRUM KIT. IT ESCALATED OF COURSE. I GOT THE FATHER TO FINALLY SHUT THE FUCK UP FROM SCREAMING " DON'T TOUGH THE FUCKING DRUM KIT " AND I GOT THE REGULAR OFF STAGE. IT TOOK WAY TOO LONG FOR ME TO DO THIS.

 JUST 1 HOUR AGO THIS REGULAR WAS SAYING HOW GREAT I WAS. HE WOULD NOT GET OFF STAGE SO I KEPT TELLING HIM I AM GOING TO BAN YOU IF YOU DON'T GET OFF THE STAGE NOW. HE WOULD NOT. HE WAS SCREAMING AT ME THAT IT WAS NOT HIS FAULT. HALF OF THAT IS TRUE. BUT HE COULD OF JUST WALKED OFF THE STAGE AND EVERYTHING WOULD OF BEEN FINE. THE FATHER COULD OF STOPPED SCREAMING HIS FUCKING HEAD OFF AND IT WOULD OF BEEN FINE. BUT NO........BOTH ESCALATED IT. I BANNED BOTH FROM THE NAIL AND WILL NOT RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE TO THE FATHER AGAIN.

 IT WAS A COMPLETE SHIT SHOW. I NEVER SEEN A MORE UNORGANIZED ACT TO FINISH THE NIGHT. I FELT HORRIBLE AND SUGGESTED CANCELLING THE SHOW. I HAD THE FAMILY AND BAND REMOVE THE DRUM KIT AS THE SOLO ACT TALKED AND PERFORMED 30 SECONDS OF ANY SONG HE KNEW. I SWEAR I DO NOT REMEMBER HIM PLAYING A FULL SONG IN OVER 1 HOUR. IT GOT SO BAD WE JUST STARTED TURNING OFF LIGHTS AND TVS. THEY JUST DID NOT GET THE HINT. SO WE MADE LAST CALL AT 12 MIDNIGHT. ALL THIS I AM FIGHTING A COLD.

 THE LAST ACT IS A SUPER NICE GUY BUT TONIGHT WAS HORRIBLE. IT WAS A DAMN SHAME BECAUSE I TRULY THOUGHT THIS NIGHT WAS GOING TO BE GOOD. BY THE END MAYBE 8 PEOPLE WERE WATCHING THE SOLO ACT SING A 20 SECONDS OF BOWIE SONGS.

 FLYERS LOSE , 76ERS LOSE.......BLOW.

  IF YOUR ITALIAN APPARENTLY SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO IS HILARIOUS. SOME FAMILY SAW HIM LIVE TONIGHT AND THEY SAID HIS SET WAS LIKE TALKING ABOUT OUR FAMILY. I AM NOT SURE IF THAT IS GOOD OR NOT. I AM THE BUTT OF EVERY JOKE IN OUR FAMILY AND IT SEEMS THIS COMEDIAN HAD IT DOWN WITH THE ITALIAN TRADITIONS , MANNERISMS , AND MORE.

 ANYWAY , WE ROLL OUT AND GET HOME AROUND 1:30AM. I GO TO BED JUST SO PISSED.

  THURSDAY       11 - 25 - 21

 IT WAS A GOOD DAY............LESS THE COUGHING AND SNIFFLING.

 MY 3RD DAY OF BEING SICK. IT COMES AND GOES BUT IT IS DEFINITELY ANNOYING.  I THINK WHATEVER THIS IS IT SPREADS FAST.

 THE DRUMMER OF THE FATHER SENT A VERY NICE APOLOGY FOR HIS FATHER'S ACTIONS. HMMMMMM.......A KID APOLOGIZING FOR A DAD'S STUPIDITY OF ANGER ?......GO FIGURE. YES IT SHOULD BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND THE PUP. WE HANG TO CLEAN AND DO SOME OTHER SMALL PROJECTS.

 BACK HOME WE PREP OUR FIRE PIT.

 I AM PLEASED THAT MY REDUCER HITCH ARRIVED. I TESTED IT AND IT MATCHES PERFECTLY. THIS PART WILL MAKE OUR NEW " USED " CAR PULL MY UTILITY TRAILER. NOW......HOW TO HOOK UP THE LIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS ?

 IF YOUR AN EAGLES FAN IT WAS A GOOD DAY FOR FOOTBALL. DALLAS AND SAINTS BOTH LOST.

 FAMILY STARTS TO ARRIVE AND WE HOST ANOTHER WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING DINNER. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND IT WAS FUN.  I REALLY ENJOYED IT.........LESS THE COUGHING AND SNIFFLING.

 I SHOOT POOL WITH MY DAUGHTERS AND BROTHER-IN-LAW. IT WAS NICE LISTENING TO MUSIC , TALKING , AND WATCHING FOOTBALL.

  DESERTS WERE SERVED BUT I HAD NONE. IN FACT I ONLY HAD ONE GLASS OF WINE ALL NIGHT.

 OUTSIDE I PLAY MUSIC , USE MY NEW DROP LIGHT , FIRE UP THE FIRE PIT , AND SIT AROUND THE FIRE PIT WITH FAMILY. IT WAS SUPER COOL TO TALK TO MY NIECE WHO I ADORE.

 OUR ELDEST WAS IN HER GLORY AS SOME FAMILY PARTAKE IN A MEDICINAL PRODUCT.

 I HEAD TO BED AROUND 10PM. I AM UP TOO DAMN EARLY COUPLED WITH BEING SICK I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED. I SLEEP PRETTY GOOD.

 LATE NIGHT FRIENDS STOP OVER. THEY WATCH TV AND PLAY Q&A GAMES VIA THE TV AND CELL PHONES TOO.

 I AM ON A SIDE-JOB WITH AN OLD FRIEND NAMED " TW ". WE HAVE TO REPLACE A PLAY GROUND'S WOOD TOWER. WE USE ROPES AND TILT THE TOWER UNTIL IT GENTLY FALLS SIDEWAYS. I BROUGHT A POWER MITER AND SUGGEST WE MATCH EACH WOOD SECTION. IT WOULD TAKE A LITTLE LONGER BUT IT STILL BE FAST AND THE POWER MITER CUTS PERFECT.  " TW " COMPLETELY DISAGREES AND I TELL HIM IT IS JUST A SUGGESTION. WE DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT THIS WAY. HE GETS UPSET AND FIRES ME. I GRAB MY POWER MITER AND CIRCULAR SAW WHILE HE DRIVES OFF. I NOW DO NOT HAVE A RIDE BACK TO MY VEHICLE AND I CURSE MYSELF FOR NOT DRIVING TO THIS JOB SITE BECAUSE MY CELL PHONE IS IN MY VAN. I SHOULD OF NEVER DROVE WITH HIM.

 CONTINUED - LEAVING THE PARK I SEE A YOUNG WOMAN CRYING. SHE IS KNEELING DOWN AND A SMALL DOG COMES UP TO HER AS I AM APPROACHING TO INVESTIGATE. I RECOGNIZE WHO IT IS IMMEDIATELY BUT DO NOT LET THE STAR STRUCK POWER HIT ME FOR IT IS JESSICA ALBA THE MOVIE STAR / PIECE OF ASS ACTRESS. I KNEEL NEXT TO HER AND SAY , " HEY , CAN I HELP IN ANYWAY ? " SHE RESPONDS , " I'M LOST AND I DO NOT KNOW MY WAY BACK HOME. " I REPLY , " OK I WILL HELP YOU. " WE USE HER PHONE AND CALL A TAXI. SHE OFFERS TO HELP ME GET BACK TO MY VAN. THE TAXI ARRIVES AND HE POPS THE TRUNK. JESSICA ALBA GETS IN THE FRONT SEAT WHILE I LOAD THE POWER MITER IN THE TRUNK.  I TURN AND WALK AWAY TO GET MY CIRCULAR SAW AND THE TAXI DRIVER TAKES OFF WITH THE TRUNK OPEN. I GRAB THE SAW AND RUN AFTER THE TAXI. I FEAR SOMETHING IS WRONG AGAIN. I SEE TRAFFIC WILL MAKE THE TAXI DRIVER STOP. I RUN UP TO THE TAXI AND THROW MY CIRCULAR SAW IN THE TRUNK.................dream ends.

  FRIDAY    11 - 26 - 21

 40 YEARS AGO.............

 EVER HAVE ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHERE EVERYTHING FALLS TO SHIT ? I HAVE IT ON A DAILY BASIS.

 THE GOOD - THIS MORNING I WATCHED TV WITH MY YOUNGEST WHO SNUGGLED NEXT TO ME AND THE PUP ON MY LAP. THIS WOULD BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY.

 I TAUGHT MY YOUNGEST HOW TO MAKE HOME MADE PANCAKES. MY GRAND MOM TAUGHT MY DAD AND MY DAD TAUGHT ME. WE SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES MAKING BANANA PANCAKES. THEY CAME OUT VERY GOOD. THE CUTE THING IS WHEN MY KID SAID , " I HAVE TO WORK ON MY LADLING SKILLS. "

 MOTHER-IN-LAW STOPS BY AND WHEELS AND HER DRIVE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW BACK HOME.

 UMBRELLA BLOWS OVER WITH THE TABLE. MAN IT WAS WINDY TODAY.

 MOVED AROUND SOME BANDS TO HELP ONE BAND BOOK AN ENTIRE NIGHT HERE THAT WAS CANCELLED ON THEM BY ANOTHER VENUE.

 FLYERS LOSE......BLOW.

  STARTING TO LOOK FOR EAGLES TICKETS. I LIKE TO GO TO AT LEAST ONE GAME A SEASON. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW MIGHT HOOK ME UP.

 YOUNGEST ORDERS DINNER FROM VIC'S SUSHI. IT'S ONE OF HER FAVORITE RESTAURANTS WHEN SHE IS HOME.

 WE HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. THIS IS WHERE THE CRAP STARTS. 

 - 2 DRAFTS OUT OF 5 NOT WORKING AGAIN. I CHANGED KEGS AND LINES ALL NIGHT.

 - SODA GUN WHICH WE JUST REPLACED AND UPDATED ARE COMPLAINED ABOUT. THE COKE IS FLAT. I PUT EXTRA ICE ON THE SINK PLATE AND CHANGE AN EMPTY CO2 TANK THAT WAS JUST FILLED 2 DAYS AGO. THESE TANKS SHOULD LAST 6 MONTHS. MINE LASTED 2 DAYS. I WAS FURIOUS WHEN I FOUND THE TANK DID NOT HAVE A WASHER INSTALLED. IT BASICALLY LEAKED EMPTY FOR 2 DAYS. I WENT TO 7/11 TO PURCHASE SODA....AGAIN.

 OH , MOST MISERABLE WORKERS AT 7/11. NO WONDER WAWA KICKS THERE ASS. THEY JUST DON'T CARE.

 - PA SYSTEM - ONE LEAD SINGER BASICALLY WHISPERED WHEN SINGING. I FOUGHT THIS THE WHOLE SET AND FEED BACK ALL NIGHT. I WAS FURIOUS.

 THE NIGHT STARTED PRETTY GOOD WITH ABOUT 30 PEOPLE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE NIGHT BUT THAN JUST FIZZLED OUT BIG TIME.

 THE COOL THING WAS A DUO WHO PLAYED THE NAIL 40 YEARS AGO. ONE WOMAN SAID SHE BARTENDED HERE 40 YEARS AGO AND THE DUO SANG A NAIL SONG. BOTH WERE VERY COOL.

 I ROLL OUT BY 10:30PM BECAUSE IT WAS SO SLOW.

AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF COWBOY BEBOP. THE TV SERIES IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. I WAS RELUCTANT AT FIRST.

 WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED. TOMORROW I HAVE TO GO TO THE NAIL AND TRY TO FIX ALL 3 THINGS. I WAS TEXTING WITH THE SODA TECH AND I WASN'T HAPPY.

  SATURDAY      11 - 27 - 21

 I'M REALLY ENJOYING TIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE SHE HAS STAYED AT OUR HOUSE FOR MORE THAN 2 DAYS STRAIGHT.

 WE WATCH MORE EPISODES OF COWBOY BEBOP. I'M GETTING INTO IT ( LESBIAN SCENES HELP ) .

 " DAD , CAN MY FRIENDS HAVE A FIRE PIT TONIGHT ? " - YES

 " DAD , CAN MY FRIEND PARK HIS MOTORCYCLE IN OUR GARAGE ALL WINTER ? " - YES

 " DAD , CAN MY 2 FRIENDS USE THE JACUZZI ? " - YES

 " DAD , CAN MY FRIEND USE OUR SHOWER ? " - WELL , SINCE HIS BALLS WERE IN OUR JACUZZI EARLIER.........YES.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND TRY TO FIX ALL THE SHIT THAT WENT WRONG THE PREVIOUS NIGHT. I BROUGHT THE PUP AND SPENT TIME ADJUSTING THE PA SYSTEM , TURNING OFF THE WALK-IN FRIDGE ( 22 DEGREES !! ) , RE-CHECKING SODA GUNS ( TECH NEVER SHOWED ) , CHANGED THE MARQUEE ( BEING INSIDE GATHERING LETTERS IS MUCH WARMER - WHY DID I NOT DO THIS IN THE PAST ? ) , AND PLAYING HIDE & SEEK WITH THE PUP.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND SEARCH FOR EAGLES TICKETS. IT LOOKS LIKE I GOT AN OKAY TO GOOD DEAL.  FIRST LEVEL SEATS , 13TH ROW FROM THE FILED FOR $180 AND COMES WITH PARKING PASS. FACE VALUE FOR THESE SEATS ARE $197 PLUS TAXES , TRANSFERS , PRINTING OUT ON PAPER , ETC.  I AM NOT SURE I EVER SPENT MORE THAN $150 BUT THE PARKING PASS HELPED SEALED THE DEAL. TOMORROW I WILL SEE IF IT GOES THROUGH.

 SNUGGLED WITH MY PUP AND YOUNGEST ...........FOR 4 MINUTES. I ASK MY KID , " I HAVE 4 MINUTES UNTIL TO I GO TO THE NAIL , CAN YOU SNUGGLE WITH ME ? " I HEAR A GROAN. SHE COMPLIES WRAPPED IN A COMFORTER AND PLOPS ON ME. I ASKED WHEELS TO TAKE A PICTURE SO I COULD POST IT ON FACEBOOK. WHEELS SAYS , " NO " AND MY YOUNGEST SAYS , " YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH. YOU ALREADY DID THE PANCAKE ONE. " WE LAUGHED.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL AND FULLY PREP. ONE DRUMMER WAS EARLY ( GRRR ) AND WE BEGIN THE SHOW. FOUR BANDS TONIGHT AND I REALLY LIKED ALL OF THEM. I POSTED A VIDEO OF A 20 YEAR OLD LEAD GUITARIST WHO JUST SHREDDED WITH HIS DAD ON STAGE. I ALSO LIKE THE BLONDE GIRLFRIEND WHO PLAYED THE DRUMS.

 AGAIN , THE MUSIC WAS REALLY REALLY GOOD. I ENJOYED HANGING WITH A RADIO SHOW HOST FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT.

 THE NIGHT MOVED PERFECTLY AS A DRUMMER SHARED HIS KIT WITH ALL THE BANDS. THIS REALLY HELPS CHANGING OUT BANDS.

 PENN STATE LOSES. GIVE COACH A 10 YEAR 75 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT. MUST BE NICE.

 BACK HOME I FORGOT TO EAT DINNER. THIS IS NOT GOOD TO EAT AT 12:45AM BUT I MADE ENGLISH MUFFIN PIZZAS. I DID NOT DRINK BOOZE. I AM FINDING OUT I CAN NOT DRINK LIQUEURS OR WHISKEYS ANY MORE. I GUESS THIS IS GOOD.

 WALK THE PUP AND PLAY WITH HER OUTSIDE. THAN WE CHILL A LITTLE BIT WHILE WATCHING TV. I WATCH THE END OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND HEAD TO BED WITH THE PUP. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT KIM KARDASHIAN AND FAMILY WERE COOL IN ONE JUDGE/COURT ROOM SKIT.

 FIVE MINUTES LATER MY YOUNGEST COMES IN. SHE SAYS HELLO AND TAKES THE PUP. SHE ALSO STOPPED AT A LOCAL PUB WITH HER SISTER TO HAVE A NIGHTCAP.

  SUNDAY    11 - 28 - 21

 AND NOW I DON'T FEELING LIKE GOING TO AN EAGLES GAME..............WHAT A BRUTAL FUCKING LOSS. ( AGAIN )

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO MEET A NICE GUY TO EXCHANGE FOR EAGLES TICKETS. HE IS VERY COOL AND WE TALK FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. THE VENMO EXCHANGE IS DONE AND I FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE EAGLES TICKETS AND OUR CHANCES OF OUR TEAM MAKING LITTLE PUSH WITH A FAVORABLE SCHEDULE. THIS IS AT 11AM.

 BACK HOME A NICE BREAKFAST. THIS IS AT 11:30AM

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST SET-UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE. THIS IS AT 12:30PM.

 1PM - DON'T TALK TO ME , DON'T LOOK AT ME , DON'T CALL ME.........BECAUSE IT IS EAGLES VERSE GIANTS TIME.

 4PM - WORST GAME I EVER WATCHED IN EAGLES HISTORY. I MEAN HOW CAN WE KEEP TOPPING OUR WORST GAMES EVER ? IT FELT LIKE WE WERE LOSING 27 - 0 BY HALFTIME BUT IT WAS ONLY 3 - 0. EAGLES HAD A 1ST AND GOAL AND DECIDE QUARTERBACK SNEAKS WILL NOT WORK AND MAKE HORRIBLE PLAY CALLING DECISIONS. THEY COME OUT WITH 0 FUCKING POINTS BECAUSE OF AN INTERCEPTION. HALFTIME - 3 - 0. I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH.

 I AM THINKING , " OK , THIS COULD BE " THE TALE OF 2 HALVES ". EAGLE SCORE ON A 100 YARD RUSHING IN 3RD QUARTER AND DRIVE TO MAKE IT 10 - 7. GIANTS KICK A FIELD GOAL AND THE DEFENSE IS PLAYING PRETTY SOLID. IT IS NOW 13 - 7 AND STILL WINNABLE. WE DON'T DESERVE TO WIN BUT WE CAN DEFINITELY STEAL THIS GAME. I MEAN DECENT TEAMS WIN AND BAD TEAMS LOSE. THE GIANTS ARE BAD.

 A FINAL DRIVE ( WE THOUGHT ) AND WE FUMBLE......SICKENING.

 THE DEFENSE HOLDS AND EAGLES GET THE BALL BACK. THE FINAL DRIVE HAS 3 VERY VERY VERY VERY CATCHABLE BALLS .......DROPPED. ONE DROP BY REAGOR ON THE GOAL LINE WAS SO PAINFUL IT PHYSICALLY HURT.  TO SEE THE BALL GO RIGHT THROUGH HIS HANDS WAS JUST INTOLERABLE. HOW THE FUCK DOES A NFL RECEIVER LET A BALL GO THROUGH YOUR HANDS ??? THE PREVIOUS PASS REAGOR DROPPED IT AND IT HIT HIM IN THE FUCKING FACEMASK !!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?? THE BALL HITS YOUR FUCKING FACEMASK ??? LIFT UP YOUR FUCKING HANDS !!!! THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I HAVE SEEN A BALL HIT REAGOR'S MASK.

 THIS WAS A BRUTAL GAME TO WATCH. IT MADE ME SO DAMN DEPRESSED. HOW THE FUCK DOES THE PLAY CALLING BE SO GOOD AND SO BAD IN ONE GAME ? THE 4 FUCKING TURNOVERS WAS KILLER. EAGLES PROVED THEY ARE NOT A GOOD TEAM AND THEY AGAIN , AS ALL PHILLY TEAMS DO , ......SUCKED US IN. IT WAS DEVASTATING TO THE SEASON FOR MAKING A RUN AT THE PLAYOFFS. A WIN WOULD BE A 56% CHANCE. THIS HEART CRUSHING GUT PUNCHING LOSS NOW DROPS OUR ODDS TO 24%. I SERIOUSLY WANT TO SELL MY TICKETS I JUST BOUGHT 5 HOURS AGO. THAT IS HOW BAD I FEEL.

  TEST OUR NEW SUV'S TOW WIRES TO MY UTILITY TRAILER. IT IS WORST THAN THE JEEP'S. OF COURSE IT IS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND SHAVE. WE HEAD OUT TO A WONDERFUL ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALLED TECA NEWTOWN SQUARE. THE FOOD , AMBIANCE , AND SERVICE IS EXCELLENT. IT IS ALSO ALITTLE PRICEY. MY BROTHER AND HIS WIFE JOINED US. IT WAS A VERY GOOD TIME.

 UNION STEP UP AND WIN AN EXCITING OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT IN THE SEMIFINALS. THEY ADVANCE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. HEY FLYERS.......YOU SHOULD WATCH THEIR SHOOT-OUT.

 BACK HOME WE PLAY WITH THE PUP AND WATCH A TRUE STORY MOVIE CALL FATHERHOOD. IT WAS GOOD AND VERY SAD. A FATHER HAS TO RAISE HIS NEWLY BORN DAUGHTER ALONE. IT IS BASED ON A BOOK " 2 KISSES FOR MADDIE: A MEMOIR OF LOSS AND LOVE. " HE DID RE-MARRY AND HIS LIFE CHANGED AGAIN WHEN HIS BOOK GOT PUBLISHED TO A MOVIE.

 I FEEL BAD BECAUSE I WANT TO HANG OUT MORE WITH MY YOUNGEST BUT I AM TOO TIRED TO SHOOT POOL.......DAMN IT.

 OFF TO BED AND MY CELL PHONE KEEPS GOING OFF.

 I FINALLY FALL ASLEEP. I WOKE UP WITH SAHARA DRY MOUTH 3 DIFFERENT TIMES. I DID LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND FROM 4AM TO 6:30AM.  THE EAGLES COACH AND RECEIVER REAGOR ARE GETTING  RIPPED NEW ASSHOLES.

 OH , ANYONE WATCH EAGLES POST GAME ?? SETH JOYNER WAS LIVID.

  MONDAY       11 - 29 - 21

 MATT......MATT......MATT......MATT........MATT.........MATT..........MATT........MATT......MATT......MATT......MATT..........WORST EXPERIENCE EVER !!!!!!

 I AM GOING TO WRITE ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE AND ONLY THIS FUCKING EXPERIENCE ON TODAY'S BLOG. NOTHING ELSE.........OH MY GODDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!! YOU CAN FEEL MY PAIN WHEN READING THIS.

 I WAS SO FUCKING FLUSTERED TODAY WITH ONE GUY NAMED MATT KELLY FROM NEW YORK. HE WORKS AT VERIZON FIOS. HE COULD BE THE MOST ANNOYING EMPLOYEE ON THE PLANET.......NOT CITY.........NOT STATE ........NOT COUNTRY.............FUCKING PLANET !!

  SO , HERE IS THE PROJECT. MAKE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS LINK WITH NEW PURCHASED ROUTER. THAT'S IT. WELL , APPARENTLY THIS IS A FUCKING NIGHTMARE AND IT INVOLVES A SHITLOAD OF TECHS AND TIME TO CHANGE OVER IP ADDRESSES , ROUTER ADDRESSES , INTERNAL ADDRESSES , EXTERNAL ADDRESSES , GRAND MOM'S DRESSES , HOUSE ADDRESSES , SALAD DRESSES , WINDOW DRESSES..........WHAT A FUCKING CRAZY BAT SHIT WAY TO DO STUFF.

PHONE CALL TO MY CAMERA COMPANY......OVER AN HOUR AND HALF WAIT. I DECIDED TO USE THE " CALL BACK " FEATURE. THE FUNNY THING IS THEY CALL YOU BACK VIA AUTOMATED COMPUTER AFTER 90 MINUTES. THAN......I WAS ON HOLD ABOUT 30 MINUTES MORE. I FELT LIKE JERRY SEINFELD , " I MADE THE RESERVATION , YOU JUST DIDN'T HOLLLLLLLDDDDD THE RESERVATION ". I TALK TO THE TECH WHO I KNOW AND IT MOVES ALONG QUICKLY. I WOULD OF NEVER FIGURED OUT HOW TO CHANGED IP ADDRESSES AND PORT NUMBERS. HOW THE FUCK THE " NORMAL " PERSON DOES THIS IS BEYOND ME.

 MY 3 FINAL QUESTIONS TO THE CAMERA TECH WHO WILL NOW CALL ME BACK ( MY IDEA AND REQUEST ) TOMORROW TO CHECK UP ON ME.  THE FINAL 3 QUESTIONS ARE THE SAME , " IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO DO BEFORE CALLING VERIZON FIOS......ANYTHING ELSE ???? " I ASKED THIS 3 TIMES AND ALL ANSWERS ARE , " NO , YOU WILL BE GOOD ONCE THEY CHANGE THE PORT NUMBERS. " ME ......" WHAT THE FUCK IS A PORT ? "

 NEXT I CALL VERIZON FIOS. OVER A 1 HOUR WAIT SO AGAIN I USE THE " CALL BACK " SYSTEM. THEY CALL ME BACK IN 40 MINUTES WHICH IS GOOD BUT PUT ME ON HOLD FOR 30 MINUTES WHICH IS NOT GOOD.

 NOW , TO FUCKING MATT AND GOD FORBID DON'T CALL HIM MATTHEW.

 I GET VERIZON REP MATT KELLY FROM NEW YORK. I INSTANTLY KNOW HE IS A " TALKER ". LITTLE DID I KNOW HE WAS THE MOUTH OF THE WORLD TALKER. I AM TELLING YOU I HAVE NEVER EVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE THIS. I REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. IT FUCKING PISSED ME OFF TO NO END. THE STORY IS QUITE UNBELIEVABLE.

 - I FIRST TRY TO EXPLAIN OUR SITUATION ABOUT LOSING A GOOD SIGNAL FOR 2 YEARS AND DECIDING ON GETTING RID OF OUR OLD ROUTER ( ONLY 2 YEARS OLD ) AND EXTENDER. I AM NOT 10 WORDS IN WITH EXPLAINING AND MATT " THE SUPER TALKER " INTERRUPTS ME. HE GOES OFF ON A RANT ABOUT HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED. HE ALSO TELLS ME IN ANOTHER RAMBLE I WILL NEED AN EXTENDER AGAIN. THREE OTHER TECHS SAID I DIDN'T.

 - I TRY A 2ND TIME TO EXPLAIN OUR SITUATION. MATT KELLY OF NEW YORK OF VERIZON FIOS GOES OFF AGAIN ABOUT HOW COVID IS AFFECTING PEOPLE'S HOME AND WORKING ALONG WITH CONCRETE WALLS THAT SIGNALS CAN'T GO THROUGH. EACH EXPLANATION IS NO SHORTER THAN 60 SECONDS. NOT ONE TIME IS IT A 1 OR 2 WORD ANSWER FROM MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION.

 - A 3RD ATTEMPT AND HE INTERRUPTS AGAIN. I TRY TO STOP HIM AND SAY , " MATT ......MATT.......MATT.......MATT......MATT......MATT....." 20 TIMES BUT HE JUST RAMBLES ON ABOUT EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES. I CAN NOT GET A FUCKING WORD IN.

 - THE 4TH ATTEMPT AND NOW WE ARE TALKING AT THE SAME TIME. I SAY FUCK IT. I AM JUST GOING TO KEEP TALKING UNTIL I GET MY EXPLANATION IN. HE FUCKING TALKS SO I FUCKING TALK. HE TALKS ,  I TALK. WE TALK SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR A SOLID 60 SECONDS. I AM TELLING YOU TO TRY THIS WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER. JUST BOTH TALK AT EACH OTHER FOR 60 SECONDS EACH. IT WAS FUCKING INSANE !!

 - THE 5TH TRY - I SAY , " MATT , CAN I JUST EXPLAIN OUR SITUATION AND THAN YOU CAN TELL ME HOW TO FIX IT ? " HE INTERRUPTS AGAIN AND I SCREAM , " MAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTT  !!!!!!  MAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTT  !!!!!! MAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTT  !!!!!! I NEED YOU QUIET FOR 30 SECONDS !!!! " HE SHUTS UP FOR 10 SECONDS AND I ONLY EXPLAIN HALF OUR PROBLEM WITH ROUTER , CAMERAS , AND SIGNAL STRENGTH. HE GOES OFF ON A 5 MINUTE SUPER TECHNOLOGICAL TUTORIAL ANSWER ON WHY I AM HAVING THESE PROBLEMS. I DO NOT FUCKING CARE ONE SHIT HOLE ON WHY THIS IS HAPPENING I JUST CARE HOW TO FIX IT.

 - I TELL HIM HE MUST SHUT UP AND LET ME EXPLAIN. AFTER 7 ATTEMPTS HE GIVES ME 30 SECONDS TO EXPLAIN THE WHOLE SITUATION.

 I SAY , " MATTHEW .....YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME A CHANCE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS OR EXPLAIN OUR SITUATION. HE FUCKING INTERRUPTS AGAIN !!!!! AND GOES OFF A RANT ABOUT HOW HIS DAD IS MATTHEW AND NOT HIM.  THIS LAST ANOTHER 60 SECONDS. YOU KNOW 1 MINUTE DOES NOT SOUND LONG BUT TALKING FOR 1 MINUTE MULTIPLE TIMES OVER AND OVER AND OVER ADDS UP TO BE A TOTAL DICK.

 HE TAKES OVER MY COMPUTER VIA REMOTE. HE CALLS ANOTHER SPECIFIC SPECIALIZED VERIZON TECH. I AM FUCKING LIVID AT THIS POINT AND JUST BE QUIET. HE IS THE GO-BETWEEN IN ALL THIS SHIT SHOW. HE IS SUPER " FOLLOW THE RULE " WHEN THE OTHER TECH JOINS OUR CONVERSATION. HE SAYS THINGS LIKE , " TECH HAMAD , THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I AM WITH CUSTOMER 184555999 CHRIS BRA _ _ _ _ _ ....... WITH TICKET # NUMBER 8748907645890764. I AM MATT KELLY OF THE VERIZON FIOS DIVISION IN NEW YORK. I WILL BE ASSISTING IN THIS CALL. THE TECH ANSWERS , " OK. "

 THE TECH ASKS ME SOME QUESTIONS BUT MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION ANSWERS THEM. I ACTUALLY SAY TO THE TECH , " DO YOU JUST WANT MATT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS." THE TECH SAYS , " I RATHER HAVE YOU RESPOND. " MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION INSTANTLY CHIMES IN ON A LONG EXPLANATION THAT HE IS HERE TO HELP AND ASSIST. HE ACTUALLY THINKS HE'S POLICE OR MEDIC OR AQUAMAN OR SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT. HE HAS NO CLUE HE IS AN ASSHOLE. I TRULY WANT TO PULL HIS TONGUE OUT AND SHIT ON IT.

 IT ENDS UP I NEED " INTERNAL " IP ADDRESSES FOR EACH AND EVERY SECURITY CAMERA. MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION EXPLAINS THIS TO ME 5 DIFFERENT TIMES AND BELITTLES ME WHEN I DO NOT CARE OR EVEN UNDERSTAND. THE TECH HANGS UP AND MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION ACCESSES MY SURVEILLANCE COMPANY'S WEBSITE THAT DOES OURCAMERAS. THERE IS A VIDEO ABOUT " ADDING " CAMERAS AND NOT " ROUTER CHANGING ".  HE GOES OFF ON AN EXPLANATION THAT MY ANSWER IS RIGHT THERE. I RESPOND , " MATT , LIKE I SAID SEVERAL TIMES , I AM NOT GOOD WITH COMPUTERS AT ALL. SINCE THE ANSWERS ARE RIGHT HERE , CAN YOU UPDATE THE INFORMATION SINCE YOU ARE USING MY COMPUTER? " HE GOES OFF ON A 2 MINUTE ANSWER THAT I STILL NEED TO GET THE INTERNAL IP ADDRESSES.

 I ASK REPEATED QUESTIONS AND HE EXPLAINS TO ME IN THE " YOU'RE AN IDIOT " TONE , " I TOLD YOU THIS ALREADY YOU JUST NEED TO........" AND GOES OFF FOR ANOTHER 2 MINUTES OF ANSWERING. I HAVE WASTED 5 HOURS THIS MORNING ON A SIMPLE ROUTER CHANGE FOR SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

 MY YOUNGEST NEEDS A RIDE BACK TO CENTER CITY.  IN THE MIDDLE OF MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION I SAY EXTREMELY SUPER VIOLENTLY QUICKLY , " MATT, IGOTTAGIVEMYKIDARIDEBACKHOME. IWILLCALL VERIZONTOMORROWONCEITALKTOOURCAMERATECHNICIAN.GOODBYE "  ( YES I PURPOSELY WROTE THOSE WORDS WITH NO SPACES BETWEEN SO YOU GET AN IDEA ON HOW FAST I SAID IT ).   I AM TELLING YOU I SAID THAT WHOLE RESPONSE IN LESS THAN 1/2 OF A MILLI-SECOND..,......AND HUNG UP THE PHONE WITH THE FORCE OF A GORILLA THROWING SHIT ON A GLASS PARTITION.

 I WAS SO FUCKING UPSET AND FRAZZLED. I TELL THE STORY TO WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST. I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST BACK TO CENTER CITY. I TELL HER THE INSANITY OF THAT PHONE CALL THE ENTIRE RIDE. I NEVER EVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE IT. IT WAS FUCKING CRAZY.

 MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION WOULD NOT SHUT THE FUCK UP AND NEEDS A COCK IN HIS MOUTH. I AM NOT GAY BUT IF I WERE IN AN OFFICE WITH HIM I WOULD WHIP OUT MY DICK , SLAP HIS FACE , TEABAG HIS NOSE , AND FORCE MY PENIS DOWN HIS THROAT LIKE A ANACONDA EATING A CAPYBARA. YES......I WOULD DO THAT IF IT MEANT ONE OTHER VERIZON CUSTOMER WOULD BE SPARED THIS DICKHEAD'S RANTING.

 OH , I CHECK MY EMAILS JUST AS I AM ABOUT TO LEAVE FOR CENTER CITY AND ONE EMAIL COMES IN AND SAYS , " HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH OUR VERIZON TECHNICIAN TODAY ? PLEASE FILL OUT THIS SURVEY SO WE CAN GET BETTER OURSELVES AS A COMPANY AND WITH SERVICE. " I TURN TO MY YOUNGEST AND SAY , " CAN YOU GIVE ME 15 MINUTES BEFORE WE LEAVE PLEASE ? "

 WITH GOD , BUDDHA , BABY JESUS , AND YODA AS MY WITNESSES I USED THE " F " WORD AT LEAST 20 TIMES IN THE FILLING OUT OF THIS SURVEY ALONG WITH USING THE NAME OF MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION 20 TIMES. IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT FELT GOOD IN THE LAST 5 1/2 HOURS.

 TUESDAY     11 - 30 - 21

 OKAY , SO I HAVE COME DOWN OFF THE ANGER TRAIN OF MATT KELLY OF VERIZON FIOS NEW YORK DIVISION. BACK TO MY NORMAL CRAP.

 MOUNTAIN HOUSE HAS A LEAK AT THE WATER HEATER AND NOW A LEAK ON THE CEILING OF THE 1ST FLOOR BATHROOM. ALSO , THE ALARM NOW NEEDS TO BE SET VIA A " BYPASS ". YEP.........ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 BE THERE IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES.........LIAR. FB MARKETPLACE STRUCK AGAIN WITH A VERY NICE DIGITAL DUAL WINDOW FAN. THE PEOPLE TOLD ME TO MEET AT 10:45AM. I ARRIVED AT 10:40AM. THEY TOLD ME , " THAT'S FINE. WE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES AWAY. " THEY SHOW UP AT 11:05. I WAS ACTUALLY STARTING TO DRIVE AWAY WHEN THE WIFE WAVED AT ME TO STOP.

 ON THE PHONE WITH VERIZON FIOS AGAIN. ANOTHER 3 HOURS AND MOVING OUR ROUTER TO THE UPSTAIRS AREA. THE TECH " GRIM " WAS SUPER SUPER COOL. WE COULD NOT GET OUR CAMERAS TO WORK SO AS A BACK UP HE IS SENDING OUR OLD ROUTER BACK TO US......WHEN THEY ALL WORKED. ZMODO TECH WILL CALL ME TOMORROW TO SEE IF THEY CAN FIX IT. OH , I HAD TO GET A LADDER OUT AND TAKE DOWN OUR WIRELESS CAMERA ON TOP OF THE GARAGE ROOF. IT HAD TO BE PLUGGED IN DIRECTLY TO THE NEW ROUTER. WE DID GET THIS TO WORK. WHAT A FRIGGIN' NIGHTMARE AND I WONDER HOW REGULAR PEOPLE OR OLD PEOPLE FIGURE ALL THIS SHIT OUT ?

  I HAVE NOT BEEN TO READING TERMINAL MARKET IN YEARS. MY YOUNGEST AND I STOPPED AT 6 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS FOR ROASTED PORK WITH BROCCOLI RABE , ITALIAN HOAGIE , CANDY , SHRIMP FRIED RICE , AND SLEEP DROPLETS CALLED " HIT THE HAY " ( THEY DID NOT WORK ). I HAD A GREAT TIME. THIS PLACE IS SO COOL AND BEEN AROUND SINCE 1893. I DROVE BACK TO HER COLLEGE HOUSE.

 BUILDING A TOY DRIVE SHOW FOR THIS SATURDAY. I ADDED SCOTT McCLATCHY OF THE STAND AND MOONROOF.

 CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS FALL ON A WEEKEND....NOT GOOD FOR A BAR OWNER.

 NEW YEARS EVE AND NEW YEARS DAY FALL ON A WEEKEND.....NOT GOOD FOR A BAR OWNER.

 THE VARIANT AND OMICRON ( WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ? ) SPIKING CRAZILY. WHO THE HELL DO WE BELIEVE ? OUR WHOLE FAMILY GOT BOOSTERS.

 FLYERS....BLOW.  76ERS BARELY WIN OVER A TEAM THAT IS 3 - 17.......BLOW.

 WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF COWBOY BEBOP. EPISODE #9 WAS EXCELLENT ( ALMOST BANSHEE-LIKE ). ALSO WATCHED YELLOWSTONE......VERY GOOD.

 PLAYED 2 GAMES OF INTERNET POKER. ONE WAS FOR 50K AND 6 PLAYERS. I WON THAT. THE 2ND WAS FOR 100K AND 9 PLAYERS. I WON THAT. MAN , IF THIS WAS ONLY REAL MONEY.

 MY BROTHER WAS OVER WATCHING FOOTBALL WITH ME. A POKER COMMERCIAL COMES ON AND HE SAYS , " PEOPLE WHO WATCH POKER ON TV ARE TOTAL LOSERS. " I SAID NOTHING UNTIL THE PIZZA HUT COMMERCIAL CAME ON.

 GOT DECEMBER CALENDARS OUT TO OUR PRINTING COMPANY.

 EMAILED BANDS AND FB POSTED ABOUT WEEKEND.

 MONDAY - ONE OF THE WORST NIGHTS OF " SLEEP " I CAN REMEMBER. I TRIED THIS NEW HERBAL PRODUCT CALLED " HIT THE HAY ". I WENT TO BED AT 11PM AND NEVER FELL ASLEEP UNTIL 6:15AM. HOLY SHIT WAS THIS BRUTAL. I FELL ASLEEP FROM 6:15AM TO 7:15AM AND THAN STARTED MY DAY.

 TUESDAY SLEEP - UP AT 5:15AM. IT IS NOW 7AM. I WILL TRY TO SLEEP AGAIN.

 THURSDAY MIGHT HIT 60 DEGREES. I HAVE AT LEAST 4 OUTDOOR PROJECTS I COULD DO. I RATHER BE EAST OR NORTH THOUGH.

 DROP OFF U.P.S PACKAGE FOR WHEELS. I FOUND A NEW VERY FRIENDLY STORE OFF HENDERSON ROAD.

 DROP OFF CAR TO GET INSPECTED. A CALL BACK 5 HOURS LATER AND I KNEW IT WASN'T GOOD. NEVER EVER EVER DOES THE MECHANIC SAYS , " HEY , YOUR CAR JUST NEEDED WINDEX IN THE WINDOW WASHER BIN. YOU'RE ALL DONE. THE BILL IS $29. NOPE.....NEW TIRES AND BRAKES. IT'S ALWAYS FUCKING NEW TIRES AND BRAKES. 

 THERE WAS MORE STUFF I JUST FORGET.

  WEDNESDAY    12 - 1 - 21

 AND DECEMBER COMES..............

 HOW MUCH EARLIER CAN I RESPOND ?  A WOMAN GIVING AWAY A BRAND NEW OVER THE TOILET SHELVING UNIT RESPONDS TO MY INQUIRY , " SORRY , IT WAS PICKED UP ALREADY. EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM ! " I REPLY , " I CONTACTED YOU AT 4:13AM. THE BIRDS WEREN'T EVEN UP YET. "

 YEP , GUNS KEEP MAKING THE NEWS. WHAT A FUCKING SHAME AT THE MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL.  SEEING THE KIDS WHO DIED IS HEART CRUSHING. OH , THIS IS A PAIN I NEVER EVER WANT TO SEE. I JUST DON'T GET IT. IF KIDS ARE BEING KILLED WHY NOT JUST GET RID OF GUNS LIKE OTHER COUNTRIES ? GREAT BRITAIN HAS 1 DEATH A YEAR BY GUN. THE UNITED STATES HAS 1 DEATH EVERY 1 SECOND. OH , THE FATHER NEEDS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TOO.

 THURSDAY GOING TO HIT 60 DEGREES. THIS MEANS OUT DOOR WORK.........UGH.

 THE BLOG OF MONDAY  11 - 29 - 21 HIT AN ALL TIME HIGH OF 4200 HITS IN A 24 HOUR CYCLE. I THANK YOU FOR BEING ENTERTAINED BY MY PAIN. EVERYDAY TRUE STORIES RIGHT HERE AT WWW.THENAIL1.COM ( CLICK HISTORY LINK )

   FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. THIS IS ALWAYS A JOY.  I TOLD HER NOT TO READ MY BLOG THIS WEEK FOR IT WAS RATED X. IT WAS CUTE AS I SEE HER COMPUTER'S GLOW AND I TELL HER AGAIN , " DO NOT READ THIS WEEK'S BLOG. " SHE SLOWLY WAVERED HER EYES AWAY............WHICH WAS ADORABLE. HER FACE READ , " I WANT TO LOOK BUT I WON'T...........FOR NOW. "

 WHEN YOU CAN MAKE SOMEONE CRY LAUGH WHEN THEY FIRST GET UP AT 3AM.....THAT'S GOOD WRITING OR A PAINFUL LIFE.  I GOT AN EMAIL FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON AT 6AM SAYING , " DO YOU MAKE UP MOST OF YOUR STORIES ? " I REPLIED , " I DON'T USE MAKE-UP. "

  FLYERS AND 76ERS LOSE.......BLOW.

 ANOTHER 2 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH SURVEILLANCE PEOPLE. WE DID GET SOME CAMERAS TO WORK. IT HAS BEEN BACK AND FORTH WITH VERIZON AND ZMODDO FOR 4 STRAIGHT DAYS NOW. I JUST KEEP SETTING UP CALL BACKS TO MAKE SURE THE JOB WAS COMPLETE.

 WHEELS WRAPS OVER A 100 CHRISTMAS GIFTS. MAZE HELPS BY EATING SOME.

 SENT OUT DECEMBER CALENDARS......AGAIN. GOT PRICING FOR 2022. THEY WENT UP.........NICE.

 GOT CAR INSPECTED AND PAID BILL. OVER $700........NICE. I ALMOST BOUGHT BOOTLEG INSPECTION STICKERS FOR $50 OFF FB MARKETPLACE. I AM THINKING I SHOULD OF. EVERY DAMN YEAR IT'S NEW TIRES AND BRAKES. I KNOW ZERO ABOUT CARS SO TRUST IS A BIG FACTOR. I SAY THIS EVERY YEAR AND EVERY YEAR WE CAN NOT FIND THE DAMN BILLS FORM THE PREVIOUS YEAR.  I AM WILLING TO BET FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS I HAD CHANGED OUR TIRES AND BRAKES EACH TIME.

 THE NAIL WEBSITE DUES BY DREAMHOST WENT UP......NICE.

 I HAVEN'T HAD A CHINESE DINNER IN A LONG TIME. WE ORDERED HO CHOI WHICH IS VERY GOOD.

 WATCHED THE FINALE OF COWBOY BEPOP. IT WAS GOOD. SOME THINGS WERE NOT BELIEVABLE AND ONE CHARACTER DID A 180 BUT OVERALL GOOD. THE SEASON WAS ENTERTAINING AND I HOPE THERE IS A SEASON 2.

 FINISHED EPISODE 1 OF 3 OF GET BACK. EACH EPISODE IS OVER 2 HOURS. WE WATCHED HALF AT A TIME. THIS BEATLES DOCUMENTARY IS SLOW MOVING BUT INTERESTING. IT REALLY SEEMS PAUL WAS THE TRUE GENIUS IN SONG WRITING. I THOUGHT YOKO ONO SITTING FOR HOURS AND HOURS JUST OBSERVING AND NOT SAYING ANYTHING WAS COMMENDABLE. WHEN SHE SANG.......UGH.

 OFF TO BED AND I TRY " HIT THE HAY " ALL NATURAL DROPLETS AGAIN. I SLEPT BETTER BUT HAVING OUR PUP IN THE BED DEFINITELY AFFECTS MY SLEEP. A KING SIZE BED AND I HAD 6 INCHES ALONG THE SIDE OF IT. THE ONLY THING NEW IS DRY MOUTH. IT SEEMED EVERY OTHER HOUR I NEEDED TO TAKE A SIP OF WATER. THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED BEFORE IN YEARS.

 AT MY COLLEGE DORM THERE ARE ROWS OF BEDS LINED UP IN BIG AUDITORIUM. I JUST HAPPEN TO GLANCE UNDER THE BEDS AND I CAN SEE A LONG WAY. I AM SHOCKED AND YELL OUT WHEN I SEE 2 SNAKES SLITHERING UNDERNEATH. MOST GIRLS SCREAM AND ONE GUY HELPS ME TRY TO CAPTURE THEM WITH 2 CLAMPING POLES WE HAVE.  THE 2 SNAKES I INDENTIFY AS COPPER HEAD RATTLE SNAKES. THIS IS NOT GOOD. WE ALSO SEE ONE LARGE YELLOW AND WHITE CONSTRICTOR SNAKE. I SAY TO HIM , " IT'S OKAY. THEY SHOULD NOT BITE AND NOT VENOMOUS. I AM NOT AFRAID OF IT FOR I AM PRETTY SURE IT IS AN ALBINO BURMESE PYTHON. " THE FRIEND TRUSTS ME AND LETS THE SNAKE'S HEAD  SLOWLY CROSS OVER HIS HAND....THAN HE GRABS IT.  WE ARE AGAINST A WALL BY A WINDOW AND THE SNAKE IS TOO STRONG AND FORCES ITSELF OUT OF HIS GRIP AND OUT THE OPEN WINDOW. THE PYTHON FALLS DOWN TO THE FIRST FLOOR. I SEE A GIRL COME OUT AND GRAB HIM..............dream ends.

  THURSDAY       12 - 2 - 21

 YOU WANT A LONG DAY AND NIGHT ?...........HERE WE GO. ( REMEMBER I GO ON 2 HOURS SLEEP AT MOST )

 START MORNING EARLY ( WHAT'S NEW ) WITH BAND UPDATING AND BLOG RESPONSES. A LITTLE OVER 20 PEOPLE WROTE ME ABOUT THIS WEEK'S BLOG. HERE ARE SOME RESPONSES THAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD.....WELL , APPRECIATED MAYBE ?

 1 - " CHRIS , YOU'RE HILARIOUS. I LITERALLY SPIT MY COFFEE OUT WHILE READING MONDAY'S STORY. I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN YOU BEFORE BUT I JUST HAD TO TODAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HUMOR. "

 2 - " DUDE , I FUCKING LOVE YOU. I HAD A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE WITH A REP FROM A CAR DEALERSHIP. GOOD TO SEE I'M NOT ALONE. YOURS WAS WORST - LOL "

 3 - " I HAVE THINGS TO DO EACH MORNING LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS I READ YOUR BLOG EVERYDAY NOW. IT IS SO DAMN ADDICTING. "

 I START MY DAY WITH THE MIND SET I MUST WORK OUTSIDE BECAUSE IT IS 60 DEGREES IN DECEMBER. HERE IS HOW IT WENT :

 - PLACE 2 FULL TRASHCANS OF BOTTLE AND CAN RECYCLABLES OUT. WE TRULY HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM.

 - ORGANIZE A SHIT LOAD OF SEA SHELLS ALONG OUR STREET BORDER.

 - DO SOME WEEDING.

 - GO ON ROOF TO CLEAN OUT RIDGES FILLED WITH PINE NEEDLES. MY ANKLE STILL HURTS AND I WAS NERVOUS BECAUSE I WAS ON SUCH AN ANGLE PUTTING PRESSURE ON MY BAD ANKLE. I SHOULD OF GOT MY OLD SNEAKERS THAT ARE ALREADY ANGLED LIKE WALKING ON A SIDE OF A HILL. THEY WOULD OF WORKED BETTER. WHEELS TIMES IT PERFECT TO " FOOT " THE LADDER SO FATBOY CAN GET DOWN. OH MY ELDEST SAYS , " WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU DOING ON THE ROOF ? ALLS I HEARD WAS STOMP , STOMP , STOMP. "

 - PICK UP PUP POOP AND DUMP IN A CORNER OF OUR YARD IN THE DEEP HEDGES. THREES TIMES I RETRIEVED MY SHOVEL AND BUCKET BECAUSE HER POOP HIDES LIKE THE WIND. OVERTIME I THINK I PICKED UP EVERYTHING I FIND ANOTHER PRESENT.

 - USING MY HEDGERS I CUT THE CRAP OUT OF ANY TREE OR BUSH OVER GROWING. THIS WAS THE HARDEST.

 - FROM THE BASEMENT I CARRIED UPSTAIRS 4 BINS OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. I F'N HATE DOING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BY MYSELF. I SPENT AT LEAST 2 HOURS PLACING LIGHTS IN OUR FRONT GARDENS. I HAD 1,000 WHITE SNOW FLAKE LIGHTS THAT WERE COMPLETELY BIRD NESTED TOGETHER. IT WOULD OF TOOK ME TIL NEXT CHRISTMAS TO UNTANGLE THEM. SO , I CAME UP WITH A GAME PLAN........THROW THEM ON THE F'N GROUND AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SNOW. IT ACTUALLY CAME OUT NICE. I ALSO LIKE OUR OLD CHRISTMAS TREE WHICH IS NOW OUTSIDE. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND SENT THEM TO OUR FAMILY GROUP TEXT AND POSTED ON FACEBOOK.

 - HAD THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY. SHE GOT ENTANGLED WITH LIGHTS OR BINS ABOUT EVERY 5 MINUTES.

 - I'M ALLOWING MY KID'S FRIEND TO PARK HIS MOTORCYCLE IN MY GARAGE. I DID NOT KNOW HE ALSO CHARGES IS BATTERY 24/7. I GUESS I AM PAYING FOR THE ELECTRIC USAGE. ANYWAY , I RE-RAN HIS TRICKLE CHARGER AND WIRE.

 - DOWN THE BASEMENT I COLLAPSED A PATIO UMBRELLA THAT DID NOT WANT TO COLLAPSE. I WON BECAUSE FAT WINS OVER UMBRELLAS EVERY TIME.

 OK , IT IS NOW 3PM AND I AM TOTALLY EXHAUSTED. I TRY TO NAP BUT IT ISN'T HAPPENING.

 HAVE SOME RAISIN BRAN CEREAL. THE MILK IS BAD......BLOW.

 MY 5TH STRAIGHT DAY WITH VERIZON FIOS. THIS TIME THEY CAN NOT ACCESS MY COMPUTER LIKE THE PREVIOUS 4 DAYS. IT MADE NO SENSE. THE TECH SAID HE DID NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY SO HE WALKED ME TROUGH IT. OH , WHEN BEING RE-ROUTED TO ANOTHER NUMBER I GOT HUNG UP ON. THE INDIAN TECH THAT I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WALKED ME THROUGH THE PROCEDURES OF CHANGING IP ADDRESSES AND PORT FORWARDING. IN THREE HOURS WE GOT NOTHING DONE. ALL WASTED TIME......AGAIN. 

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET A SUPER SOUND TECH. HE GETS OUR PA SYSTEM BACK UP TO SPEED AGAIN.

 MEET WITH A BAND WHO GIVES ME 2 CEILING MOUNTS FOR MICROPHONES. I LET HIM TAKE A TON OF STUFF FROM OUR BACK STORAGE ROOM.

 MUSICIANS START ROLLING IN. I HAD A GOOD TIME. I WAS TIRED BUT I DID GET A LOT DONE. OH , OUR SODAS ARE DOWN AGAIN. THE 2ND CO2 TANK IS EMPTY.....IN LESS THAN 3 DAYS. ONE TANK USUALLY LASTS 3 - 6 MONTHS.

 $700 DOLLARS TO INSPECT A CAR. MAN THAT JUST EATS AT ME.

 ELDEST STOPS IN. GEE , I WONDER FOR WHAT ? I NOW MAKE HER SIGN CASH TABS AND PLACE IN REGISTER. " WE " SEEM TO FORGET HOW MUCH I LEND HER.

 ROLL OUT AROUND MIDNIGHT AND STOP BY OUR LOCAL PUB TO VISIT MY KID AND HER FRIEND BARTENDING. I FELT IT WAS GOOD JUST TO BOND WITH MY ELDEST. I DO GET NERVOUS THAT THEY LET SO MANY UNDER 21 KIDS IN.

 AT HOME BY 12:45AM. I WALK THE PUP AND I FEEL LIKE MAKING A FIRE PIT. SO INSTEAD , I HAVE SOME CHEESE AND PRETZELS LIKE AN IDIOT.

 FRIDAY   12 - 3 - 21

 NOW THAT IS A LONG DAY.................BUT A GOOD ONE.

 OH , I FORGOT YESTERDAY I ALSO LEAF BLEW AND SWEPT OUR OUTDOOR STEPS TO KEEP A DRAIN OPEN. I LIKE THIS DECEMBER WEATHER.......SO FAR.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST GET A WONDERFUL TREAT FOR DINNER........" THE CLUB ".

 NUMEROUS THINGS TODAY BUT HUNG OUT.

 TAKE A RIDE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. I MOVED QUICKLY BUT GOT A REGISTER GIRL STUCK ON ONE SALE. A 15 MINUTE WAIT.....OH WELL.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SODA TECH AGAIN AND UNLOAD PRODUCT. WE HAD 3 LEAKS ON OUR SODA CANS AND A 4TH LEAK THAT COULD NOT BE FIXED. HE DID A MACGYVER TO GET US THROUGH THE WEEKEND. AS OF TODAY THE PA SYSTEM , SODAS , AND DRAFT BEERS ARE WORKING.

 I DECIDE TO STAY AT THE NAIL AND WAIT FOR THE SOUNDMAN. HE BRINGS ENOUGH EQUIPMENT TO DO WELLS FARGO CENTER. WHILE HE SETS UP AND I DO 50 THINGS. I'M ALWAYS AMAZED THAT THERE IS ALWAYS THINGS TO DO.

 MISS MY CAMERA TECH PHONE CALL.

 THE BANDS ROLL IN VERY EARLY AND SO DO THE FANS OF MUSIC. WE GOT SLAMMED AND HAD TO CALL IN HELP AND MOVE ME FROM THE DOOR TO BEHIND THE BAR. THE HEADLINER AND SIGNED ACT FROM WEST VIRGINA CALLED SCATTERED HAMLET WERE SUPER COOL. IN FACT ALL THE BANDS WERE. THE NIGHT MOVED NICELY AND WE WERE RUNNIN' !!!!! ( SAY IT LIKE FOREST GUMP )

 I HAD SO MANY BAND MEMBERS AND PATRONS COME UP TO ME TO THANK US ON HOW WE RUN A SHOW AND OUR BARTENDERS. TONS OF PEOPLE TOOK PICTURES OUTSIDE WITH THE MARQUEE.

 76ERS WITH A REALLY REALLY NICE WIN OVER THE HAWKS WHO UPSET US IN THE PLAYOFFS LAST YEAR.

 THE BEST COMPLIMENT - A YOUNG COUPLE ARE JUST CHILLING. THE GIRL ( VERY CUTE BLONDE )  WALKS UP TO ME AND SAYS , " COMING TO THE NAIL HAS BEEN ON MY BUCKET LIST. I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE GREATEST VENUE FOR LIVE MUSIC AND I LOVE IT HERE !! YOUR BARTENDERS ARE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB AND THEY ARE LOVABLE !! " SHE WENT ON AT LEAST ANOTHER 5 MINUTES WITH COMPLIMENTS. LATER I TOLD MY BARTENDERS THEY ARE " LOVABLE ". ONE RESPONDS , " YEAH , WE ARE. "

 HEADLINER BAND MEMBER - ( THEY WERE IN OHIO LAST NIGHT AND PITTSBURGH TOMORROW ) " I HAVE TO TELL YOU THE SOUND LAST NIGHT IN OHIO THE GUY SEEMED HIGH OR ON SOMETHING. TONIGHT WAS OVER THE TOP FANTASTIC. I ALSO MUST SAY YOUR BARTENDERS WERE PHENOMENAL.  I TOLD THEM BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I TOLD YOU TOO. I EVEN GAVE THEM SOME EXTRA CASH. " I REPLIED , " YEAH I THINK IT STARTS AT THE TOP ON WHO TAUGHT THEM ". HE LAUGHS , " YOUR RIGHT !  I'M A BARTENDER BACK HOME SO I KNOW HOW IT IS. "

 THE BAND ASKED ME IF I LIKE A SHIRT. I TOLD THEM TO HOOK UP THE BARTENDERS. THE GIRLS LOVED THEIR SCATTERED HAMLET CUSTOM SHIRTS. 

 A NICE YOUNG COUPLE COME IN A SIT AT THE BAR. THE GUY SAYS , " DO YOU SERVE FOOD HERE ? WE'VE HAVEN'T HAD DINNER. " I GRAB A TABLE TENT MENU AND SAY TO HIM , " YES , WE DO. TONIGHT , I RECOMMEND THE FILET MIGNON OR BABY BACK RIBS. " I WAIT ABOUT 5 SECONDS AS HE READS THE TABLE TOP MENU AND THAN I BLURT OUT , " NAAAAH !! WE DON'T HAVE THAT !! , JUST BAR FOOD LIKE WINGS AND STUFF. " HE AND HIS GIRL FRIEND ROAR LAUGH.

 OF COURSE THERE IS ALWAYS ONE NUDGE. EVER HAVE A GUY BE SO THEATRICAL , SO ANNOYING , SO OBNOXIOUS , AND USE OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY TO ORDER ? WELP.....WE HAD ONE TONIGHT.  HE KEPT " FUN " HITTING HIS FRIEND WHO WAS AN ATTORNEY. I MEAN KICKING , SLAPPING , HUGGING , PUNCHING........IT WAS AT THE POINT I WAS GOING TO ASK THE FRIEND TO JUST MOVE AWAY FROM HIM. THERE WERE 7 OF THEM TOTAL.

 MORE  NUDGE GUY - HE ORDERS DRINKS AND SHOTS FOR HIS 6 FRIENDS AND HAS THE ATTORNEY FRIEND PAY FOR IT. OUR BARTENDER SAYS , " CASH OR CHARGE ? " HE RESPONDS , " OH , YOU HAVE MY CREDIT CARD BEHIND THE BAR. " THE BARTENDER REPLIES , " NO I DON'T. " THE GUY SPINS ON HIS BARSTOOL AND PRETENDS TO REACH IN HIS POCKET TO GET HIS WALLET BUT NEVER DOES. I AM WATCHING ALL OF THIS. HE THAN ASKS HIS ATTORNEY FRIEND TO PAY FOR THE DRINKS. THE ATTORNEY WHIPS OUT A WAD OF 20 DOLLAR BILLS AND THROWS 4 OF THEM ON THE BAR TO PAY. THE NUDGE GUY SAYS , " WHERE'S THE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS ? " THE ATTORNEY FRIEND ( WHO KEEPS GETTING HIT ) RESPONDS , " I'M NOT THAT RICH. " THE DICKHEAD LOOKED LIKE A BULLY WHEN HE WAS YOUNG. THE ATTORNEY GUY LOOKED LIKE A GEEK IN HIS DAY ( STILL DID KINDA ). I GUESS SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE.

 I'M WATCHING THIS THE WHOLE TIME AND JUST TRYING TO BUY TIME UNTIL THE NUDGE LEAVES. HE TRIED TO SHAKE THE BARTENDERS HAND BUT SHE WITHDREW. I WENT BEHIND THE BAR AND I DID THE SAME THING. NEITHER OF US WANTED TO DEAL WITH HIM. HE MADE A SPECTACLE OF HIMSELF WITH ALL HIS FRIENDS LIKE HE WAS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. LITTLE DID HE KNOW HE LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT. LATER , I ASKED HIM TO DRINK ONE GLASS OF WATER OR LEAVE FOR AN HOUR........HE LEFT. I CALL THAT A WIN - WIN WITH EITHER DECISION.

 THIS WAS A FANTASTIC NIGHT WITH SO MANY COMPLIMENTS. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE AND HEAR.

 WE GET EVERYTHING DONE TO CLOSE AND I JUST TELL THE SOUNDMAN TO LOCK UP. AFTER 1 HOUR HE STILL HAD ANOTHER 45 MINUTES TO PACK UP. WE ROLLED OUT.

 AT THE LAST MINUTE WE DECIDE NOT TO DRIVE TO CENTER CITY BUT JUST HEAD HOME. THE 2 BARTENDERS AND MYSELF HAVE A FIRE PIT WITH MUSIC. IT WAS WONDERFUL. OUR ELDEST JOINED LATER. BY 4AM I WAS HEADING TO BED. I MAY HAVE SMOKED POT AND SPIT OUT MY BEER A LITTLE IN ATTEMPT TO SQUELCH THE COUGHING FIT. IT DID NOT WORK. THEY LAUGHED AT ME.  HEY , YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ,  " YOU DON'T GET OFF , UNLESS YOU COUGH. "

 I SLEPT TO 9:30AM AND DREAMT I BANGED THE CHICK ON COWBOY BEPOP.

 SATURDAY     12 - 4 - 21

 THE MOST MAGICAL NIGHT IN NAIL HISTORY............DAMN CLOSE.

 STARTED DAY DOING MY NORMAL STUFF.

 WHEELS , THE PUP , AND I DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATE BACK TO CENTER CITY. BUT NOT BEFORE WE STOP AT THE DOG PARK !!! CRAZY MAZE HAD A BLAST AND WE ALSO GOT PRETZEL SANDWICHES AT ROWHOME COFFEE ON PINE STREET......SO GOOD.

  WE DRIVE BACK WITH ANOTHER ROOM MATE TO HELP BARTEND TONIGHT.

 WE GET DROPPED OFF AND WHEELS HEADS HOME TO WATCH DEXTER AND BE WITH THE PUP.

 I WANTED OUR TOY DRIVE TO BE SPECIAL TONIGHT AND MAN IT WAS. WAIT TO YOU SEE THE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS OF COMMENTS , PICTURES , AND VIDEOS.

  THE BARTENDER AND I SPENT TIME CLEANING , STOCKING , AND PUTTING THE PA SYSTEM BACK TOGETHER. THAN THE BANDS ROLLED IN.

 AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN I WRITE PHENOMENAL MUSIC JUST KEEPS COMING IN EVERY WEEKEND......TONIGHT WAS NO EXCEPTION.

 PSYCHEDELIC ELDERS - THE DRUMMER QUOTE , " BEEN DOING THIS FOR 55 YEARS AND THE EQUIPMENT SEEMS TO BE GETTING HEAVIER. " THIS BAND PUT ON A FANTASTIC SET.

 LEVEL EYE - I BELIEVE THE GUITAR PLAYER ( AND WIFE ) HAD THE BEST EVENING AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. THIS BAND PUT ON A GREAT SET TOO.

 THE WIFE , WHO REMINDS ME OF JENNIFER LAWRENCE , SAID " I DO NOT WANT THIS WEEKEND TO EVER END ".

 MOONROOF - OVER 1 MILLION SPOTIFY PLAYS 2ND TO COLDPLAY IN THEIR CATEGORIES JUST PUT ON AN UNBELIEVABLE SET. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WAS DANCING. THEY SAID , " OUT OF ALL THEIR SHOWS THIS IS THE LONGEST THEY EVER STAYED. "

 OUROBORUS - DONG SOME BEATLES SONGS WAS NEAR PERFECT.

 SCOTT MCCLATCHY DUO - THEY DECIDED TO GO OLD SCHOOL AND JUST SIT AT THE BAR AND SING & PLAY ACOUSTIC LIKE IT WAS AROUND A FIRE PIT. THIS LOCAL LEGION TOLD STORIES UNTIL 2AM WHILE PLAYING. PLAYING IN FRONT OF 14,00 PEOPLE IN FRANCE , STORIES WITH BRYAN ADAM , BILLY IDOL , THE STONES , AND MORE WAS INTOXICATING. THE YOUNG BANDS STARED WITH AMAZEMENT AND CLUNG TO EVERY WORD.

 THE NIGHT WAS DESCRIED AS MAGICAL , NEVER ENDING , TIME IN A BOTTLE , AND ME......WHEELSTOCK-ISH.  SO MANY PICTURES AND VIDEOS WERE MADE. IT WAS DOWN RIGHT THE MOST REWARDING EVENING I CAN REMEMBER IN A LONG TIME. IT WAS OVER THE TOP UNBELIEVABLE.

 FOR THE FIRST TIME I DID NOT WANT TO CLOSE. BAND MEMBERS JUST TALKED UNTIL THE WEE HOURS.

 I GOT HOME AROUND 3AM AND CHILLED FOR ALITTLE BIT TO DECOMPRESS. IT'S NIGHTS LIKE THESE THAT I AM SO PROUD OF THE NAIL. I WON'T LET IT GET TO MY HEAD BECAUSE I KNOW THE NEXT GIG SOMEONE WILL BE AN ASSHOLE.

 SUNDAY      12 - 5 - 21

 GLAD I CHECKED.............

  FACEBOOK BLEW UP WITH COMMENTS , PICTURES , AND VIDEOS OF THE NAIL TOY DRIVE SHOW SATURDAY. ONE OF THE POSTS ( OUT OF 20 I SAW ) HAD OVER A 100 PEOPLE REACTING WITHIN 24 HOURS. THAT IS PRETTY COOL.

 FLYERS COACH FIRED.

  IF THE EAGLES LOST TO THE JETS I WAS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING SELLING MY 12TH ROW SEATS WITH A PARKING PASS. WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED GARDNER " LOOK LIKE AN 70'S PORN ACTOR " MINSHEW I THOUGHT FOR SURE THEY LOSE ESPECIALLY AFTER THE OPENING KICK-OFF AND JETS SCORING FIRST TO GO UP 7 - 0. BUT THE EAGLES STRUCK BACK AND SCORED ON EVERY POSSESSION EXCEPT THE LAST ONE WITH 2 MINUTES LEFT. THEY WIN HANDILY 33 - 18.

COOL FACT -  PORN STAR MINSHEW BOUGHT VINCE PAPALE'S OLD HOUSE AND TRAINS WITH PAPALE'S SON OFF SEASON.

 I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE WE LOST TO THE F'N GIANTS.  TOTALLY CHANGED THE PLAYOFF PICTURE FOR THE EAGLES. OH , THE GIANTS LOST TO THE F'N DOLPHINS TODAY. FUNNY THING IS THE EAGLES ARE STILL IN THE PLAYOFF PICTURE. SOME GOOD LOSSES BY OTHER TEAMS LIKE THE VIKINGS LOSING TO THE LIONS ( 1ST WIN ) DEFINITELY HELPED. VIKING FANS AHD TO HURT MORE THAN US LOSING TO THE GIANTS LAST WEEK.

 UNION HAS AWFUL LUCK AS 11 PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID RIGHT BEFORE A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME......5 WERE STARTERS INCLUDING THE CAPTAIN AND GOAL KEEPER BLAKE. THEY REALLY HAD NO CHANCE AND ACTUALLY SUCKED US IN WITH A 1 - 0 LEAD BY A GOAL TIPPED IN BY A NEW YORK DEFENDER. WE ENJOYED THE LEAD FOR 90 SECONDS. UNION LOSES EASTERN FINAL 2 - 1. THE COACH DID SAY ALL PLAYERS WERE VACCINATED THOUGH PLAYERS ARE SUPPOSE TO ( BUT DON'T HAVE TO ) SHOW PROOF. NOT ONE PLAYER SHOWED PROOF.

 BARTENDER PARTIED WITH OUR ELDEST TO 4AM......POOR KID. SHE SAID SHE HAD A GREAT TIME WHICH I WAS HAPPY FOR HER. I DID HAVE TO WAKE HER UP AT 10:30AM TO GET ON THE ROAD.

 WE LOAD UP AND STOP AT THE NAIL TO DO SOME MINOR THINGS.

 NEXT WE STOP IN CENTER CITY TO DROP OFF BARTENDER / ROOM MATE.

 NEXT , WHEELS AND I HEAD EAST. IT WAS LONG OVER DUE.

 WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME AND WE STOP AT WAWA FOR LUNCH ( NOT THE BEST ). I FILLED GAS TANK AND WALKED THE PUP WHILE WHEELS WENT INSIDE.

 WE ARRIVE AND SETTLE IN AND THAN WATCH THE 1ST HALF OF THE EAGLES WHILE LISTENING TO MERRILL REESE. BUT , WE NOTICED OUR INTERNET WAS NOT WORKING. GEE.....SO SURPRISED. MORE WAITING :

 - 1 HOUR ON THE PHONE AND FINALLY GET THROUGH TO LIVE COMCAST TECH.

 - 1 HOUR WITH TECH AND I SAY 5 TIMES " IF FOR ANY REASON WE GET HUNG UP ON PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CALL BACK. " I LITERALLY SAY THIS EVERY 10 MINUTES AND INCLUDE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE EVERY TIME. GEE.....GUESS WHAT FUCKING HAPPENS ? THE OLE " I CAN'T HEAR YOU BULLSHIT. "  THE TECH SAYS , " HELLO , HELLO , HELLO , CAN YOU HEAR ME ? " WE DID THIS FOR 2 MINUTES. I BELIEVE ABSOLUTELY ZERO HE CAN NOT HEAR ME. HE FINALLY SAYS , " DUE TO PROTOCOL I MUST HANG UP. HAVE A GOOD DAY. " HE NEVER CALLED BACK. I WAS FUCKING FURIOUS.

 - THE NEXT TECH FIGURES OUT IMMEDIATELY WHAT IS WRONG. OUR SEASONAL PLAN DOES NOT HAVE FULL INTERNET ACCESS. THIS IS NEW TO ME SINCE WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 15 YEARS AND ESPECIALLY THE LAST 2 SEASONS DUE TO COVID. WE UPGRADED BACK TO FULL ACCESS ( $225 A MONTH ) BUT WILL GO BACK TO SEASONAL ( $50 A MONTH ) WHEN WE LEAVE.........."F" EM.

 WHEELS AND I WALK THE BOARDS TO THE DOG PARK. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY OF 60 DEGREES. THE PUP HAS A BLAST AND WE MEET 5 OTHER DOG OWNERS.

 WALK BACK AND MEET OUR NEIGHBOR. WE TALK AND CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. HE AND HIS WIFE SET UP SOME WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HERE.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE OUR NEIGHBORS OUT TO DINNER. WE TRY A NEW PLACE CALLED RIO STATION. OVERALL , IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 BACK TO OUR PLACE AND OUR FRIENDS BRING OVER BOOZE FOR CARMENTINIS. I HAD 10 OF THEM. OH MY GOD SO DAMN GOOD.

 THE GIRLS DECIDE TO GET ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WHO IS PRETTY FUN HERSELF. SHE JOINS US AND THE STORIES AND JOKES BEGIN. OH , THERE MAY OF BEEN SOME " PARTAKING " DURING THIS NIGHT. YES , I ROLLED MY FIRST DUBE IN OVER 30 YEARS.

 BY 10PM WE WERE FEELING GOOD. MY NEIGHBOR WAS STAGGERING. HE WAS HILARIOUS. I FELT BAD BECAUSE HE AND HIS WIFE GET UP AT 4:30AM FOR WORK.

 SENDING PICTURES TO OUR KIDS OF MARTINIS AND A JOINT I ROLLED WAS PRETTY FUNNY. WE ARE THE COOLEST NON-COOLEST PARENTS EVER.

 WE WATCH SOME TV BUT I HEAD TO BED BY 11PM. I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED. THE PUP JOINS ME. I ASKED WHEELS TWICE TO JOIN US BUT SHE NEVER DID.......CAN'T BLAME HERE. I DO LOOK LIKE ASS.

  MONDAY       12 - 6 - 21

 JESUS H CHRIST HAVE YOU EVER PUT AN OVER THE TOILET CABINET TOGETHER ? I HAVE AND IT BLOWS. I SPENT 2 HOURS PUTTING TOGETHER THIS DAMN THING. IT SHOULD OF TOOK 30 MINUTES. I DO LIKE IT BUT GEEZ.

  SPENT A SHIT LOAD OF TIME ON THE COMPUTER WITH BANDS AND SUCH. AGAIN , SOCIAL MEDIA BLEW UP WITH LAST WEEKEND'S SHOWS.

 TAKE THE PUP ON THE BEACH. SHE IS JUST TOO FUNNY. IT'S NICE BECAUSE I CAN DO OFF-LEASH WITH HER. LATER WE TOOK HER TO THE DOG PARK TOO.

 SETTLING IN HERE AND IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND RIBBONS LOOK EXCELLENT.

 TRYING TO RE-DO OUR MORTGAGE. BANK WAS SO NICE TO LET US HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR 12 MONTHS. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS NOW WE HAVE TO PAY IT BACK. OUR MORTGAGE INCREASED BY $500 A MONTH........NICE.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO MULLIGAN'S SHORE BAR & GRILL. THIS PLACE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 50 YEARS AND WE NEVER REALLY NOTICED IT. BOTH OF US LIKE THE SERVICE AND FOOD. PRICES ARE GOOD TOO.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE FLYERS LOSE AND 76ERS WIN IN OVERTIME.

 WE ALSO WATCH EPISODES OF BIG SKY WHICH WAS GOOD.

  I STAY UP LATE NIGHT ( AFTER MIDNIGHT ) AND WATCH TV , PLAY 1 GAME OF POKER , AND WALK THE PUP AGAIN. IT GOT COLD AND WINDY.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE BED. I ACTUALLY SLEPT DECENT.

  TUESDAY     12 - 7 - 21

  I HAVE TO REALIZE PEOPLE JUST DON'T RESPOND TO TEXTS AND PHONE CALLS LIKE ME.....WHICH IS 4 SECONDS.

 SLEPT DECENT AND ENJOYING THIS TIME HERE. I TOTALLY LOVE OUR NEW ( FREE ON FB MARKETPLACE ) OVER THE TOILET CABINET. I TOOK A SHOWER AND SHAVE AND HAD TONS OF SHELVES TO PUT STUFF ON. I EVEN PLACE MY CELL PHONE AND USED SPOTIFY TO PLAY MUSIC IN THE CABINET WHERE THE SOUND WAS LOUDER AND ACOUSTICS BETTER.

 WALKED THE PUP ON THE BEACH. I LET HER OFF-LEASH , SAW SOME DOLPHINS , WATCHED SOME SURFERS , CHECKED OUT SOME PEOPLE SURF FISHING , AND COLLECTED 2 LARGE SEASHELLS FOR OUR GARDEN.

 BACK HOME I FIX A TABLE AND ORGANIZE THE CHAIRS IT HOLDS INSIDE OF ITS SHELL. IT IS KINDA COOL. BASICALLY , A SPACE SAVER TABLE THAT FOLDS OUT AND CAN SEAT UP TO 8. IN A SMALL CONDO THIS COMES IN HANDY.

 I REPLACE A STORM DOOR SCREEN WITH A GLASS INSERT. OF COURSE , THE SCREEN IS WEDGED IN THERE LIKE A ROCK IN MY ASS. IT AIN'T MOVIN'. I RUIN THE TRIM PIECES HOLDING IT IN. LUCKILY , ( RARE ) I HAD EXTRA TRIM KITS IN A CLOSET AND USED A MACGYVER TO HOLD THE GLASS IN. IT CAME OUT NICE BUT MAN WHAT A HASSLE.

 I REPLACED THE SCREEN AND WILL INSERT IT LATER WHEN THE WEATHER CHANGES.

 WATCH THE NEWS. FIRST STORY - MAN SETS FIRE TO CHRISTMAS TREE OUTSIDE OF FOX NEWS BUILDING. WHAT A WORLD. CAN YOU IMAGINE THINKING THIS AROUND BREAKFAST TIME. YOU SAY TO YOURSELF , " YOU KNOW WHAT ? AFTER I EAT MY CHEERIOS , I'M GONNA SET THAT DAMN FOX TV CHRISTMAS TREE ON FIRE.  YEEEE HAWWW !!! THAT'S A DAMN GOOD IDEA !!! " GO TRUMP.

 PREPPED AN EXTERIOR FRONT DOOR TO BE PAINTED. IT IS A 10 PANE GLASS DOOR. IT TOOK ME 30 MINUTES TO BLUE TAPE IT.....UGH. IT WILL BE WORTH IT THOUGH.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK ON THE BEACH. I DECIDE LET'S SEE WHO THE PUP RUNS TO FIRST. WE STAND APART AND HAVE THE PUP IN THE MIDDLE. WE BOTH YELL TO HER. WHEELS WINS 2 -1 IN BEST OF 3. MAN , I SPEND ABOUT 75% MORE TIME WITH THIS DOG AND SHE GOES TO WHEELS.......NOT COOL.

 A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND SET THEM TO THE KIDS JUST TO PISS THEM OFF.

 WE HEAD TO NINO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT IN CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE. I HEARD VIA OUR DOG PARK FRIENDS THIS PLACE IS " UNBELIEVABLE " , " BEST FOOD EVER " , AND " HUGE PORTIONS ". WELL , I CAN'T AGREE ON THOSE QUOTES BUT OUR EXPERIENCE WAS GOOD AND ALITTLE NOT SO GOOD. SO HERE IS MY CRITIQUE.

 - THE PLACE IS SMALL BUT GOOD AMBIANCE WITH OLD SCHOOL SAIL BOAT PICTURES AND SEASHORE DECOR ALONG WITH CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. A GOOD CROWD ON A TUESDAY. THIS INSTANTLY TELLS ME THE FOOD IS GOOD ALONG WITH PRICING AND SERVICE. MY INSTINCTS WERE CORRECT.

 - FIRST APPETIZERS WERE PASTA FAZOOL SOUP AND A CAESAR SALAD. THE SOUP WAS SPOT ON LIKE MOM AND DAD'S. THE SALAD WAS GOOD PORTION AND FRESH. THIS IS A GOOD START.

 - I TEASE A YOUNG ADORABLE WAITRESS FOR NOT COMMITTING TO SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A CUSTOMER. I TOLD HER I NEEDED TO SEE MORE ENTHUSIASM. SHE IS ADORABLE AND GIGGLED. SHE REMINDED ME OF A YOUNG EARTHA KITT.....PIECE OF ASS IN HER DAY ESPECIALLY AS CAT WOMAN. LATER , I ASKED HER HOW I CAN GET MY EYE LASHES THAT LONG.

 - BREAD AND MARINARA DIPPING SAUCE IS VERY GOOD. WE ALSO GET CLAM STEAMERS. THEY ARE TOO CHEWY AND THE BROTH IS OKAY TO GOOD. SOME RESTAURANTS I ACTUALLY ASK TO TAKE THE REMINDER OF THE BROTH HOME. THIS ONE I DID NOT.

 - IT IS BYOB SO THIS IS VERY GOOD FOR THE CUSTOMER. ANOTHER PLUS FOR NINO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT. ALL WAITRESSES AND GREETERS ARE POLITE AND NICE. I OVERHEAR 2 GREETERS AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE SAY TO EACH OTHER , " I NEED THREE $150 GIFT CARDS WRITTEN OUT TO MR. & MRS. _ _  _ _ _ ".  I PEEK MY HEAD AROUND THE GLASS PARTITION AND SAY , " CAN YOU MAKE ONE OF THOS $150 GIFT CARDS OUT TO CHRIS AND NANCY _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ? " THEY GIGGLED. THEY HAD A SPECIAL - BUY $50 GET AN EXTRA $10.

 - THE AVERAGE HEIGHT FOR CUSTOMERS AND STAFF IS 4 FOOT HERE.  I FELT TALL. THE AVERAGE AGE IS A HUNGE TOO.  I FELT YOUNG.

 - ENTREE'S - I GET THEIR SURF ( CHICKEN )  AND TURF ( SHRIMP ) SPECIAL FOR $25. IT WAS CHICKEN PARM AND SHRIMP SCAMPI. IT IS VERY GOOD. WHEELS GETS VEAL PARM AND UNFORTUNATELY IT IS VERY CHEWY. SHE DOES GET A PIECE OF CAKE AS DESERT WITH HER ENTREE. THE SIDE DISH OF ONION AND VEGETABLE MIXTURE WAS VERY GOOD.

 OVERALL , I WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK TO THIS MOM & POP PLACE CALLED NINO'S......JUST NOT ORDER VEAL OR CLAM STEAMERS. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS VERY GOOD.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH JIMMY KIMMEL'S AND NORMA LEAR'S ( 99 YEARS OLD !! ) LIVE ON A STUDIO STAGE REMAKE OF THE FACTS OF LIFE AND DIFFERENT STROKES. SOME MAJOR HOLLYWOOD STARS PARTICIPATED LIKE KEVIN HART , DAMON WAYANS , SNOOP DOG , JENNIFER ANISTON , JON STEWART , WILL ARNETT , JASON BATEMAN , JOHN LITHGOW , AND MORE. WE THOUGHT THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCH SOME OF THE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS. SOME HUGE STARS WON.

 PLAYED INTERNET POKER FOR REAL MONEY. I ENTER A $5 GAME WITH A GUARANTEE PURSE OF $500. IT DID NOT TAKE 5 MINUTES FOR MY DAMN GAMBLING LUCK RAN TO SHIT. ME AND ANOTHER PLAYER CALL A RAISE. THE RAISER HAD KING / 9.  NOT KNOWING THIS I CALL WITH MY KING / JACK. LITTLE DID I KNOW I WAS A HUGE FAVORITE.

 CONTINUED - A KING COMES ON THE FLOP. HE BETS BIG AND BOTH ME AND ANOTHER PLAYER JUST FLAT CALL. THE " TURN " CARD IS A BLANK AND THE RAISER BETS REALLY BIG. I CALL AGAIN. I HAVE VERY LITTLE CHIPS LEFT. THE RIVER CARD IS A FRICKIN' 9. HE HITS 2 PAIR ON THE LAST CARD WITH HIS KING AND 9 WHILE I HAVE KING / JACK. HE PUTS ME ALL-IN AND I CALL. ......WORSE FUCKING LUCK EVER. IT IS WHY I COULD NEVER EVER WIN REAL MONEY ON THE POKER TOUR AND BEING ON TV AND SUCH. I BE WORSE THAN PHIL HELLMUTH.

 STAY UP AND WATCH SOME TV AND HEAD TO BED. I CLOSE MY DOOR BUT THE PUP PUSHES IT OPEN WITH HER NOSE AND JUMPS INTO BED. I SARCASTICALLY SAY TO HER , " OH SURE JUMP IN MY BED WITH ME AFTER CHOOSING MOM ON THE BEACH EARLIER. "

  WEDNESDAY       12 - 8 - 21

 GOT A LITTLE CHILLY BUT STILL NICE.

  I LOOK AT IT AS A 2 FOR 1 AND SOMETIMES 3 FOR 1.....IN MEALS. WHEN WE GO OUT TO DINNER AS A COUPLE YOU PAY $80.  YOU THINK , " OK , THAT IS NOT THE WORST TO SPEND ON A NICE MEAL. " BUT IF YOU HAVE THOSE LEFTOVERS THE NEXT DAY IT IS LIKE THE MEAL WAS $40......2 FOR 1. I JUST FINISHED MY RIBS FROM RIO STATION TODAY AND I GOT 4 MEALS OUT OF THAT. YEP , IT'S ABOUT VALUE. I WILL CONVINCE MYSELF GOING OUT TO DINNER IS BETTER THAN EATING IN.

 PAINTED OUR FRONT DOOR TODAY. IT GOT 3 COATS AND SOME AREAS UP TO 6 COATS. I HAD TO HAND SAND PARTS OF THE DOOR THAT WERE BUBBLING. OVERALL , IT CAME OUT GOOD OR AT LEAST A LOT BETTER THAN WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. WHAT HELPED IS INSTALLING THE GLASS STORM DOOR YESTERDAY. IT KEPT THE COLD OUT ENOUGH FOR ME TO PAINT THE OPENED EXTERIOR DOOR IN THE WARM MAIN ROOM.

 TODAY MEANS FACETIMING WITH OUR YOUNGEST. IT KINDA SUCKED BECAUSE OUR PHONES WERE NOT STRONG ENOUGH HERE TO GET A PICTURE VIDEO. WE HAD JUST SOUND.

 A COUSIN TEXTS ME A REMINDER ABOUT DINNER THIS WEEKEND WITH 8 COUSINS AND MY BROTHER. I TEXT BACK , " I CAN'T GO BUT WHEELS CAN. " I WAS MESSING AROUND BECAUSE I HAVE DONE THIS IN THE PAST. WHEELS SAYS , " YOU KNOW HE IS GOING TO CALL YOU. " MY PHONE RINGS IN LESS THAN 3 MINUTES. HE SAYS , " I GOT GOOD NEWS. I'M PICKING UP NANCY AND NOT YOU. " HE LAUGHS. I TELL HIM I AM STILL IN AND WAS ONLY JOKING. WE BOTH LAUGH.

 FLYERS LOSE......WHAT'S NEW.

 76ERS HOLD ON TO WIN......A NICE LITTLE 3 GAME WIN STREAK AND HEADING BACK HOME.

 COVID , OMICRON , VARIANT...........I AM REALLY GETTING SICK OF IT. APPARENTLY SPREADING WORSE THAN BEFORE. THEY SAY THIS WINTER SURGE WOULD MEAN A 4TH BOOSTER WHICH IS FINE WITH ME. WE ARE TALKING ALMOST 2 YEARS NOW. IT SEEMS THERE WERE NEVER BE A " NORMAL " AGAIN.

 CLEANED AND VACUUMED OUR 2ND FLOOR PATIO. I CHECKED OUT HOW WE COULD EXTEND OUR PATIO BY REMOVING A 2X4 HALF WALL. THIS COULD EASILY BE DONE. EXTENDING THE AREA WOULD MEAN WE HAVE AN OCEAN VIEW. THIS MEANS OUR NEIGHBOR WOULD LOSE HALF OF THEIR BALCONY BUT STILL HAVE A FULL 3RD FLOOR BALCONY TO VIEW OCEAN. THIS WOULD BE A HUGE GAME CHANGER. WHY ALL THIS ? A FELLOW UNIT OWNER SUGGESTED MAYBE DOING THIS IF OUR JOINING NEIGHBOR SELLS HIS PROPERTY. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS I AM NOT SURE HOW TO APPROACH IT. I ASSUME THE FIRST STEP IS ASKING THE CONDO ASSOCIATION. I THINK THEY SAY YES IN A VOTE. THE NEXT IS HOW TO CONVINCE THE SELLER WE CAN TAKE HALF THEIR 2ND FLOOR BALCONY ( THOUGH THEY HAVE A 3RD FLOOR BALCONY ). AGAIN , THIS BE A TOTAL GAME CHANGER AND FINALLY " FAIR " THAT ALL CONDOS HAVE A BALCONY TO VIEW THE OCEAN. I COULD BUILD THIS PARTITION IN ONE DAY AND MAKE IT AS IF IT WAS THERE FOR 15 YEARS. 

 WE SETTLE IN WITH A GO TO DINNER.......PRIMO HOAGIES. THEY ARE ALWAYS GOOD AND ALWAYS PRICEY. BUT , WE WILL GET AT LEAST 2 MEALS OUT OF IT.

 WHEELS DOES A ZOOM HAPPY HOUR WITH HER CO-WORKERS IN CHICAGO. SHE SEEMED PRETTY HAPPY BRINGING HER BEER IN THE BACK BEDROOM.

 SEX IN THE CITY IS MAKING A REBOOT CALLED AND JUST LIKE THAT. THE MAIN FUN " SEX " STAR KIM CATTRALL WILL NOT BE IN IT BECAUSE SHE THINKS SARAH JESSICA PARKER IS A HORSE FACED BITCH. YOU KNOW.......I JUST DON'T CARE.

 WE WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF VIRGIN RIVER. MY BROTHER TOLD ME " IT PICKS UP ". WE ARE NOW MORE THAN HALF WAY SEASON 2 OF 3 AND IT HAS NOT PICKED UP. THE SHOW HAS BEEN PICKED UP FOR A 4TH AND 5TH SEASON BY NETFLIX.

 MADE A FB POST FOR BANDS AND TALKED TO SOME BANDS ABOUT BOOKING.

 WILL SMITH NEW TV SERIES EXPLORING THE WORLD LOOKS PRETTY COOL.

 MICHAEL STRAHAN PREPARING  TO GO IN SPACE IS ALSO KINDA COOL.

 WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT AND IT GOT A LITTLE COLD.  WE ALSO HAVE BEEN PUTTING OINTMENT ON HER SLIGHTLY RED PAWS.

 COMPARISONS - OUR LOCAL VET GAVE US AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE PRICE OF $170 FOR OUR NEXT VISIT. I EMAILED OUR POCONO VET TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY ARE IN PRICING TO OUR LOCAL VETERINARIAN.

 OFF TO BED. IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES THE PUP PUSHED MY DOOR OPEN AGAIN TO JOIN ME. I WAS OKAY WITH IT. THEY SAY SLEEPING WITH A PET LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE , STRESS , AND MAKES YOU FALL ASLEEP FASTER.

  THURSDAY      12 - 9 - 21

 WALK THE PUP , START PREPPING THE VAN , AND CLEANING A LITTLE BIT. WE ARE HEADING  WEST. THE TIME JUST GOES TOO FAST.

 WE MAKE GOOD TIME TAKING THE BACK ROADS. I REALLY LIKE TAKING THIS WAY. IT IS A LOT LESS STRESSFUL DRIVING. SOMETIMES IT MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER BY 10-15 MINUTES OR SOMETIMES LOSE NO TIME AT ALL BUT YOU SAVE ON GAS , WEAR & TEAR OF VEHICLE , AND TOLLS.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. OUR ELDEST WATCHES US UNLOAD AND THAN IMMEDIATELY TAKES HER FOOD FROM OUR FRIDGE UPSTAIRS. LOL..........BOY IF I EVER DID THIS IN FRONT OF MY PARENTS.

 I TRIED TO REST SINCE I'VE BEEN UP VERY EARLY AND I STILL HAVE A LONG NIGHT AT THE NAIL. I FORCE MYSELF TO LAY DOWN WITH THE PUP.

 MT HOUSE NEEDS ATTENTION , BUT NOT SURE WHEN I CAN GET UP THERE.

 I FINISHED THE LAST HALF OF THE LAST SEASON FOR MONEY HEIST. IT WAS JUST RELEASED AND VERY GOOD TO BORDERLINE EXCELLENT.  THE HIGHEST RATED TV SERIES WORLD WIDE AND THE BINGE WATCHING OF THE FINAL 1/2 SEASON SET ALL KINDS OF RECORDS.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL AND FOR 2 HOURS I PREP THE STAGE WITH OUR HOUSE DRUM KIT AND BONGOS ALONG WITH STOCKING , CLEANING , CHANGING THE MARQUEE , AND EMPTYING TRASH. THE NIGHT STARTED OUT SLOW BUT PICKED UP LATE NIGHT. SO LATE I ENDED UP SITTING DOWN AND TALKING WITH BARTENDERS , FRIENDS , AND PATRONS TO 1:30AM.

 I ROLL HOME AND TURN ON THE SEAT WARMERS. MAN , HAVING YOUR ASS WARMED UP ON A COLD DRIVE HOME RULES.

 AT HOME I WALK THE PUP WHILE OUR ELDEST WATCHED A TV SERIES REMAKE OF DYNASTY. I HAD NO IDEA THERE WAS A REMAKE OF THIS OLD SHOW.

 BY 2AM I TOTALLY CRASH. I FALL ASLEEP BUT GET WOKEN UP BY THE PUP JUMPING ON MY BED AT 4AM. IT WAS PAWS IN MY ASS AND BACK THE REST OF THE NIGHT.

  FRIDAY      12 - 10 - 21

 5 1/2 HOURS..........5 1/2 HOURS.........5 1/2 HOURS.

 SO BACK TO THE GRIND WHERE CRAP JUST KEEPS PILING UP NO MATTER HOW MUCH I SHOVEL. IT'S ALWAYS FRIGGIN' SOMETHING.

 MY LISTS KEEP GROWING AND ON IT IS MY SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS AT HOME. OVER 2 WEEKS I HAVE SPENT 30+ HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH VERIZON FIOS AND ZMODO CAMERA TECHS. WELL......ADD 5 1/2 HOURS MORE TODAY. THE HARDEST THING IS ME BEING THE DUMB MIDDLE MAN TO TRANSFER INFORMATION ( THAT I KNOW ZERO ABOUT ) BACK AND FORTH. TODAY.......I DID A THREE-WAY. NOT THE KINDA THREE-WAY I LIKE BUT I HAD BOTH TECHS ON THE PHONE AT ONCE. THIS MADE A MAJOR DIFFERENCE.

 FOR 4 1/2 HOURS BOTH TECHS WERE ON THE LINE. SO MUCH SO MY PHONE BECAME LOW ON BATTERY CHARGE. WHAT A F'N NIGHTMARE TO CHANGE IP ADDRESSES AND PORTS WHEN GETTING A NEW ROUTER. I AM TALKING 3 WEEKS FIGHTING THIS WITH MULTIPLE HOURS ON THE PHONE. TODAY WE SOLVED 3 OF THE 4 CAMERAS. THIS IS A GOOD THING. I LET THE VERIZON TECH GO AND STAYED WITH THE ZMODO CAMERA TECH. HE COULD NOT FIGURE OUT OUR WIRELESS CAMERA SO HE HAD HIS SUPERVISOR CALL ME. I STAYED ON THE LINE ANOTHER HOUR MORE BUT TO NO AVAIL. WE WILL TRY AGAIN NEXT WEEK.

 OFF TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE TO HELP HIM INSERT A 250 POUND STONE HEARTH FOR HIS FIREPLACE AND HANG A FLAT SCREEN TV.

 TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND GET READY FOR AN ANNUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY. THE NIGHT WAS LONG AND THE ACTS RAN OVER THEIR SET TIMES. I THOUGHT ALL 13 ACTS WERE GOOD AND I DID ENJOY THEM. THE BIRTHDAY BOY " DRACO " ALSO GAVE OUT FREE PIZZA , LIGHTERS , MASKS , AND CUP CAKES. EVERYONE WAS COOL AND I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS.

 BY 1:30AM WE ARE HEADING TO CENTER CITY. I GET TO TALK MORE WITH THE BARTENDERS AND CHILL. WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME.

 I HEAD HOME AND MAKE GOOD TIME. THE BAD THING OF MAKING GOOD TIME AT 2AM IS DRUNKS BEING ON THE ROAD AND SPEEDERS. IT IS NERVE RACKING.

  I WALK THE PUP AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP THAT I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T OF HAD.

 OUR ELDEST COMES IN AT 3AM WITH FRIENDS TO PLAY POOL. YEP........3AM. WITHIN 5 MINUTES SHE RUNS UPSTAIRS EXCITED YELLING , " I MADE THE 8 BALL ON THE BREAK ! I MADE THE 8 BALL ON THE BREAK ! I NEVER DID THAT BEFORE !! " I WAS HAPPY FOR HER.......AT 3:05AM IN THE MORNING.

 OFF TO BED. THIS WAS A LONG LONG DAY.

  SATURDAY      12 - 11 - 21

 ALIENS DO EXIST. WELL..............MAYBE.

  FIX ONE THING......2 MORE BREAK.

  FB MARKET PLACE - OUR YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES ARE LOOKING FOR AN OCTAGON  BUMPER POOL TABLE THAT ALSO FLIPS TO A CARD OR REGULAR TABLE TOP. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR OVER 2 MONTHS. THERE IS NO USED TABLE UNDER $250. THE NEW TABLES ARE OVER $1,500. I REALLY DID NOT KNOW HOW  MUCH VALUE THESE TABLE ARE. WELL , THIS MORNING WHEELS AND I TOOK A RIDE TO FARM COUNTRY KENNETT SQUARE. SOME OF THE COOLEST FARMS ARE OUT HERE. WE TOOK 926 FOR 14 MILES AND IT WAS VERY COOL. WE MET A VERY NICE SUPER TALKATIVE LADY THAT HAD HORRIBLE COMMUNICATION SKILLS ( OVER 2 WEEKS TO FINALLY GET AN ADDRESS AND TIME TO MEET ) AND HER ANGRY HUSBAND WHO SAID ZERO. HER FARM LOOKED MORE LIKE A JUNK YARD BUT THE AREA WAS SUPER COOL. WE LOADED UP THE TABLE , COVER , STAND , POOL STICK , AND BALLS FOR ..............20 BUCKS. THIS WAS A GOOD TRADE.

 THE RIDE IS NICE BECAUSE WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING AND THE SCENERY IS SO DAMN COOL.

 AT HOME I MADE A LIQUOR ORDER.

 WHEELS AND I ( MOSTLY WHEELS ) PUT TOGETHER A SHIT LOAD OF DOCUMENTS FOR OUR BANK. WE ARE TRYING TO RE-MORTGAGE AGAIN SINCE OUR PAYMENTS WENT UP $500 A MONTH DUE TO COVID " RELIEF " IN WHICH WE NOW HAVE TO PAY IT BACK........BLOW.

 I SPEND AN HOUR ON THE PHONE WITH COMCAST. APPARENTLY YOU CAN NOT SWITCH FROM FULL INTERNET SERVICE TO " SEASONAL " BACK TO FULL AND THAN BACK TO SEASONAL. I EXPLAINED OUR SITUATION AND HOW COMCAST SUCKED ASS , COCK , AND BALLS WHILE WHEELS AND I WERE THERE LAST WEEK. AFTER 3 REPS , A MANAGER , AND A SUPERVISOR I GOT OUR CONDO CHANGED BACK TO SEASONAL. I MIGHT OF EXAGGERATED A LITTLE BIT OF OUR SHIT SHOW SERVICE. HEY , $40 A MONTH IS ALOT BETTER THAN $250 A MONTH.

THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS PILING UP THINGS TO BE FIXED. NOW A RENTER/FRIEND THERE SAID THERE IS AN OUTDOOR ODOR PLUS TOILETS ARE NOT FLUSHING PROPERLY. THIS IS NOT GOOD.

 STOP TO PICK UP LIQUOR ORDER AND I GET A TRAINEE.....CRAP.  THE NORMAL 5 MINUTE PICK-UP IS NOW 25 MINUTES.........BLOW.

 TO THE NAIL AND I BEGIN PREPPING UNTIL I GET A GUY WHO QUITE DIDN'T HOLD A FULL DECK OF CARDS. IN FACE HIS DECK ONLY HAD 2 - 9'S. ALL FACE CARD WERE NOT PRESENT. ANYWAY , I SEE HIM OUTSIDE ON OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. I STEP OUTSIDE AND SAY LOUDLY , " IN A BAND OR HERE TO SEE A BAND ? " HE JUMPS AND SCREAMS , " OH MY GOD YOU SCARED ME !! " I CAN SEE SOMETHING IS  NOT RIGHT AS HE ASKS FOR A CIGARETTE AND LIKE TO SEE THE SHOW FREE SINCE HE SPENT HIS LAST DOLLAR AND CAN NOT AFFORD THE $10 COVER CHARGE. HE IS DISHEVELED AND MORE. AS A CLUB OWNER HAVING ZERO MONEY MEANS NO MONEY FOR THE BANDS , US , OR BARTENDERS. IT IS THE MOST HORRIBLE WAY TO START A CONVERSATION TO GET IN. HE " TALKS " TO HIMSELF AND BAND MEMBERS AS THEY ARRIVE. THEY ALL SEE SOMETHING IS NOT QUITE RIGHT WITH THIS SMALL MAN. AFTER ABOUT 30 MINUTES I RELUCTANTLY ASKED HIM TO MOVE ON. HE DID AND CAME BACK AND THAN LEFT AGAIN. I DID FEEL BAD FOR HIM AND HOPED THIS WASN'T; A CANDID CAMERA THING AND THE GUY WAS A BILLIONAIRE ASKING FOR HELP. MAN , I WOULDA FELT LIKE A DICKHEAD.

 IF YOU LIKE PUNK MUSIC TONIGHT WAS VERY GOOD WITH FEMALE DRUMMERS AND MORE. I WAS TIRED BUT 2 THINGS HELPED ME OUT BIG TIME......OUR DOORMAN TOOK THE DUTIES OF COLLECTING AND DIRECTING AND A BAND MEMBER TOOK OVER SOUND FOR ALL BANDS. THIS LEFT ME TO JUST BARTENDING AND COOKING. THIS WAS A VERY GOOD THING.

 THE TEMPERATURES WERE A WONDERFUL 65 DEGREES BUT RAIN DID COME.

 A GUY COMES UP TO THE DOOR AND SAYS , " AN ALIEN SHIP JUST DROPPED THIS ON MY HEAD. " HE EXPLAINS WHILE IN THE PARKING LOT AND PIE SHADE SHIP HOVERED OVER HIM MAKING NO NOISE. IN FACT HE SAID , " IT ABSORBED SOUND ". THE SMALL DEVICE WAS BLINKING BLUE AND DROPPED ON HIS HEAD. HE LOOKED UP AND IT MADE NO SOUND ZIPPING AWAY. JOKINGLY , I WAS RELUCTANT TO LET HIM IN. I TOLD THE STORY ON STAGE TO THE FANS AND MADE A FB POST.

 HAD SOME PIZZA AND DRINKS WITH THE DOORMAN. ALWAYS GOOD TO CHILL WITH HIM.

 FLYERS BEAT A VERY BAD TEAM BUT HEY ITS A WIN.....2 IN A ROW NOW.

 76ERS WERE A 10 1/2 POINT DOG AT HOME AND THEY BEAT THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA.....THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. THIS WAS A VERY GOOD GAME FOR OUR HOME TEAM.

 QUESTION ? - DO WE " CHEER " FOR DALLAS TO BEAT WASHINGTON TOMORROW ? EAGLES NEED HELP FOR A PLAYOFF SPOT AND WASHINGTON LOSING WOULD HELP.

 ELDEST AND DOORMAN CLOSE THE SHOW AND IT WAS FUN.

  OUR ELDEST CAME TO OUR HOUSE WITH FRIENDS AND SHOT POOL TO DAMN NEAR 6AM.

 THE NIGHT MOVED SUPER FAST WITH A PINK DRUM KIT BEING SHARED AND PUNK BANDS JUST DO SHORTENED SETS. BY 11PM THE SHOW WAS ALMOST OVER SO I ROLLED OUT.

 I ROLL OUT AND STOP AT A GAS STATION TO FILL UP OUR CAR WHICH WAS BELOW EMPTY.......GRRRRRR.

 AT HOME I SETTLE IN. WHEELS GOES TO BED AND I AM NOT TOO FAR BEHIND HER. EARLIER WE DID WATCH AN EPISODE OF NEW DEXTER. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OH , I WAS UP AT LEAST 3 TIMES TO USE THE BATHROOM.....MAYBE 4. EACH TIME I HEARD OUR ELDEST AND FRIENDS IN OUR BASEMENT. THE LAST BATHROOM VISIT WAS 4:30AM.

 SUNDAY    12 - 12 - 21

 BE THERE IN THE MORNING , BE THERE THIS AFTERNOON , BE THERE TOMORROW.  IT WAS ALWAYS ME CALLING THE TECH. NOT ONCE DID HE CALL AND UPDATE ME. THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE HAS SOME SERIOUS SEPTIC SYSTEM PROBLEMS.

 YOUNGEST AND ROOM MATES HEAD NORTH. ELDEST HEADS NORTH TOO. I WAS HAPPY FOR THEM BECAUSE IT IS A SMALL GROUP.

 FB MARKETPLACE - WHEELS SAID , " IT BE NICE TO HAVE OUR OWN FOLDING CHAIRS FOR PARTIES INSTEAD OF ALWAYS BORROWING THEM. " LAST WEEK , I FOUND A NICE WOMAN RIGHT BEHIND THE NAIL WHO WANTED $8 A CHAIR. SHE LOWERED THE PRICE THIS WEEK TO FREE. ME LIKEY THAT PRICEY. I PICKED UP 4 CHAIRS STILL IN THE SHIPPING BOX AND STILL ALL WITH PLASTIC. ALL 4 WERE BRAND NEW AND NEVER USED.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP AFTER PICKING UP CHAIRS. IT WAS NICE THE CHAIR PICK-UP WAS LITERALLY 1 MINUTE FROM THE NAIL. NOW IT WAS TIME TO DO SOME THINGS.......OUTSIDE MARQUEE , STOCK , MAKE LISTS , VACUUM ( UGH..... LEAVES EVERYWHERE ) , AND BALANCING REGISTER. THE PUP WAS READY TO ROLL BACK HOME.

 AT HOME I UNLOAD CHAIRS AND PLAY WITH THE PUP IN THE BACK YARD. SHE IS SO FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING.

 WE HAVE LUNCH AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF NEW DEXTER. AGAIN , IT BORDERLINES VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

 STE UP A DINNER WITH MY 2 AUNTS AND COUSIN ION SOUTH PHILLY.

 TALK TO ANOTHER COUSIN AND HE TELLS ME THERE WILL BE NO NEW YEARS DAY PARTY AT HIS HOUSE THIS YEAR. THIS TOTALLY BLOWS. IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME.

 WATCH SOME DALLAS / WASHINGTON AND OTHER NFL GAMES. SOME TEAMS LOST LIKE WASHINGTON TO HELP THE EAGLES BUT SOME TEAMS WON WHICH DID NOT HELP THE EAGLES. I AM GOING TO THE NEXT HOME GAME WITH MY BROTHER AND IT WILL BE A PLAYOFF-LIKE GAME. I'M SURE THEY'LL BLOW.

 IF THE EAGLES CAN STAY IN THE PLAYOFF PICTURE BY DALLAS ( LAST GAME OF THE SEASON ) THERE IS A CHANCE I WILL GO TO THAT GAME IN THE SUITE. WELL , AT LEAST WHEELS WILL.

 WE HELP LOAD CAR FOR OUR ELDEST. I MAKE A SEMI-JOKE THAT WE WILL NOT HELP LOAD THE CAR JUST LIKE WHEN SHE WATCHES US FROM ( THE COUCH UNDER A BLANKET ) WHEN WE LOAD OR UNLOAD. SHE GIGGLED. OF COURSE WE HELPED.

 KIDS ARRIVE AT MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THEY GO OUT TO DINNER , VISIT A FARMERS MARKET , AND SHOP AT WEGMEN'S.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO PORTOBELLO'S CAFE TO MEET UP WITH MY BROTHER AND 6 COUSINS. THE SMART THING IT IS A BYOB. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD , THE SERVICE NOT SO GOOD , AND THE PRICES WERE GOOD.  TO MAKE IT SUPER EASY FOR THEM , I HAD PILED FINISHED DINNER PLATES ON THE EDGE OF OUR TABLE. BUT , FOR OVER 30 MINUTES THEY WERE NOT TAKEN. THREE TIMES I ASKED TO HAVE THEM REMOVED AS WAITERS WALKED BY THEM.  ANYWAY , THE JOKES AND BONDING WAS AWESOME. IT WAS A NEEDED FUN NIGHT TO CHILL , DRINK , LAUGH , AND TON OF DRINK WINE AND SAMBUCA. OVERALL , IT WAS JUST GREAT TO SEE EVERYONE.

 ONE THING I DID NOT LIKE WAS THE CAFE GIVES OUT FREE SAMBUCA AT THE END OF THE DINNER. FROM WHAT MY COUSIN SAID ( HE'S BEEN HERE MANY TIMES ) THEY WILL JUST FILL YOUR SHOT GLASS AS MANY TIME AS YOU LIKE. THIS IS VERY NICE AND CONSIDERING THE TIP WE LEFT THIS WOULD BE A NICE GESTURE. BUT............MY COUSIN PULLS OUT A BOTTLE OF SAMBUCA OF HIS OWN , THE WAITER IMMEDIATELY ( FASTEST ALL NIGHT ) BRINGS OVER SHOTS GLASSES AND SAYS , " I SEE YOU HAVE SAMBUCA SO I BROUGHT OVER SOME SHOT GLASSES. "  I SHOOK MY HEAD. IF HE AT LEAST BOUGHT THE FIRST ROUND I WOULD OF BEEN COOL WITH IT. THAN WE USE OUR BOTTLE TO FINISH.

 WE SAY OUR GOOD BYES AND SET UP A TENTATIVE DATE FOR OUR NEXT DINNER. MAN , IT IS ALWAYS SUCH A GOOD TIME. MY FAVORITE IS WATCHING WHEELS TELL STORIES TO MY COUSINS. THEY SO LOVE HER MORE THAN ME.

 BACK HOME WE PLAY WITH THE PUP. SHE IS PURE JOY. WE FEED & WALK HER AND SETTLE IN.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF YELLOWSTONE. IT WAS GOOD. I DID NOT DRINK AT ALL WHEN HOME.

 OFF TO MY BEDROOM TO WATCH FOOTBALL , PLAY A GAME OF POKER , AND HEAD TO BED. THE PUP JOINED ME IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES.

  MONDAY      12 - 13 - 21

 THAT FEELS A LITTLE LIGHT...............

  TRY A TEST NIGHT WITH THE PUP TO SLEEP OUTSIDE OUR BEDROOMS. SHE CAN PICK THE CRATE , COUCH , OTHER BEDROOMS , OR ANYWHERE. I CLOSE MY BED ROOM DOOR AND GO TO BED. AROUND 1AM I USE THE BATHROOM AND SEE WHEELS LET THE PUP IN HER BED. SO MUCH FOR THE TEST.

 ANOTHER 2 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH OUR ZMODO SURVEILLANCE TECH. WE CAN NOT GET OUR WIRELESS CAMERA TO WORK.  AGAIN , THE TECH PASSES THE PROBLEM TO VERIZON. THIS SWITCH BACK AND FORTH HAS BEEN DONE 15 TIMES. THE OTHER CAMERAS ARE FINE. THIS IS A COMPLETE SHIT SHOW AND UNBELIEVABLY FRUSTRATING.

 WELL , LET'S KEEP THE FRUSTRATING SHIT SHOW GOING SHALL WE ?  OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE SEPTIC " TECH " ARRIVES 2 HOURS LATE AFTER HE SAID HE COME ON SUNDAY. HE TELLS ME WE NEED TO RUN A NEW LINE FROM THE BREAKER BOX IN THE MUDROOM ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTIC HOLDING TANK. WHY ? BECAUSE THE WIRES ARE DIRTY AND HE CAN NOT FIGURE OUT WHICH IS THE " HOT " , " NEUTRAL , " OR " GROUND " OUT OF THE 5 LOOSE WIRES. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??  I WAS FURIOUS THIS WAS THE OPTION OF OUR TOILETS NOT FLUSHING PROPERLY. I SUGGESTED USING THE HOME RUN SEPTIC LINE UNDER THE CRAWL SPACE AND MAKE A JUNCTION BOX TO CUT THE DISTANCE BY 2/3'S. I ALSO SUGGESTED USING A ELECTRIC AND VOLTAGE TESTER TO MAKE SURE THERE IS POWER AND SEE WHAT WIRE IS WHAT. HE SAID THERE IS POWER. I REPLIED , " THAN WHY THE HELL DO I NEED TO RUN A WHOLE NEW LINE ? EVERY IDEA WAS MINE AND THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR. I WANTED TO HEAR WE WILL CHANGE THE PUMP ( IF BAD ) AND EMPTY THE FULL TANK FILLED WITH SHIT AND PISS. HE DID EMPTY THE TANK AND TOLD ME THIS IS TOO MANY PEOPLE FOR THIS HOUSE. AGAIN , IN DISGUST , I REPLY , " WE HAVE HAD THIS HOUSE FOR 30 YEARS AND NOW IT IS NOT OKAY TO HAVE THIS SYSTEM ? "

  HE WILL RETURN TOMORROW TO ATTEMPT ANOTHER TROUBLE SHOOT. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD THE WHOLE DAY. YOU WERE THERE AND KNEW THE PROBLEM. WHY NOT FIX IT NOW ??!!!

 I COMMUNICATE WITH OUR ELDEST , YOUNGEST , AND ROOM MATES. THE NEXT PROBLEM IS MICE. WHY ? A RENTER LEFT A SHIT LOAD OF BREAD , ONIONS , ENGLISH MUFFINS , BAGELS , CANDY , PIZZA CRUST , AND MORE IN A TRASH CAN CABINET. GET THIS......ALL THIS FOOD WAS NOT IN A FUCKING TRASHCAN !! THEY JUST PILED ALL THE FOOD INTO THE OPEN CABINET. THE MICE SMELLED IT , TOLD THEIR FRIENDS IN A 3 COUNTY AREA , AND HAD AN EARLY CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER BETTER THAN THE 7 FISHES. IT MUST OF LOOKED LIKE A SCENE FROM RATATOUILLE.

 SHIT SHOW III - I TAKE A RIDE ON ANOTHER FB MARKETPLACE ADVENTURE. IT WAS A LARGE 14' X 18' CARPET IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. I'VE BEEN WANTING TO COVER THE NAIL STAGE CARPET WITH SOMETHING BETTER. THE PIECE I NEED FOR OUR STAGE IS 10' X 14' SO THIS 14' X 18' WOULD EASILY FIT THE STAGE. I LOAD MY VAN WITH TOOLS , CARPET KICKER , AND FOLD DOWN SEATS TO PREP FOR LOADING.

 OFF TO SPRINGFIELD TO PICK UP THE CARPET. IT WAS A QUICK DRIVE AND THE CARPET WAS PLACED ON THE FRONT PORCH FOR AN EASY PICK-UP. I WANTED WHEELS TO GO WITH ME BECAUSE A 14' X 18' CARPET CAN BE HEAVY. DOING IT BY MYSELF WOULD BLOW. I BACK UP THE VAN IN THEIR DRIVEWAY AND I OPEN THE VAN'S BACK GATE.  I EASILY LIFT THE ROLLED CARPET AND SLIDE IT INTO THE VAN. ON THE RIDE TO THE NAIL I SAY TO MYSELF , " MAN , THIS CARPET ROLL SEEMED VERY LIGHT FOR A 14' X 18' PIECE. "

 AT THE NAIL AND WITHIN 10 MINUTES AND I LAY THE CARPET OUT ON THE BACK PARKING LOT AREA. IT NOW SEEMS SMALLER THAN 14' X 18'. I TAKE OUT TOOLS , MOVE FLOOR MONITORS , MOVE TABLES , AND PREP THE STAGE TO BE RE-CARPETED. OH , THE MAROON COLORED CAPET IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. I DRAG THE PIECE ON STAGE AND................THE WIDTH IS ONLY 8 FEET. OK , I SAY TO MYSELF , " THAT IS WHAT I GET FOR TRUSTING A FACEBOOK SELLER. I CAN " PIECE " THE CARPET ON STAGE." I SPIN THE CARPET AND IT IS ONLY 11 FEET WIDE. I WAS SO PISSED AND TEXTED THE LADY , " WELL , THAT'S WHAT I GET FOR TRUSTING YOU. YOUR 14' X 18' CARPET IS ACTUALLY 8' X 11'. " SHE APOLOGIZES AND SAYS SHE WAS GOING OFF MEMORY AND HOPES I CAN STILL USE IT. SHE IS LUCKY I DIDN'T DRIVE BACK AND FUCKING THROW IT THROUGH HER FRONT FUCKING WINDOW.  I FUCKING LOAD EVERYTHING BACK UP AND ROLL HOME PISSED OFF.

 AT HOME I PUT THE VAN BACK TOGETHER AND THE CARPET IN THE GARAGE. I WILL NOW GIVE THIS CARPET TO MY YOUNGEST AND HER ROOM MATES WHO NEED ONE FOR THEIR BASEMENT.

 MY COUSIN CALLS ME ABOUT THE DINNER LAST NIGHT. I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH A CAMERA TECH SO I HAND THE PHONE TO WHEELS AND SAY , " HERE , IT'S COUSIN " T " , YOU KNOW , THE GUY THAT GAVE US TOO MUCH SAMBUCA LAST NIGHT. " ALL I HEAR WALKING AWAY IS LOUD LAUGHTER THROUGH THE PHONE'S SPEAKER.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO OUR BANK AND MEET UP WITH A REP WE LIKE. WE SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES EXCHANGING A SHIT LOAD OF DOCUMENTS. THE COVID-RELIEF IS NOW COMING BACK TO BITE US BIG TIME.

 NEXT , WE STOP AT ACME FOR SOME FOOD FOR HOME AND FOR THE NAIL.

 AT HOME ,  I AM TIRED AND NAP FOR A BIT AFTER DOING EMAILS.

 WHEELS AND I TREAT THE KIDS AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH JIREH'S PIZZA. I DID THIS BECAUSE THEY TOOK A RIDE TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO PICK UP MOUSE TRAPS. THEY SET TRAPS AND BY 8PM THEY WERE GOING OFF. WE CAUGHT 6. MY ELDEST TEXTED ME , " IT'S A MURDER SCENE UP HERE ". I TEXTED BACK , " IT IS GOOD AND BAD WE ARE CATCHING THESE RODENTS. " I WAS SO PISSED A RENTER LEFT SO MUCH DAMN FOOD.

 ONE GOOD THING IS OUR WATER HEATER WAS NOT LEAKING. THAN AGAIN , NO WATER WAS BEING USED THE LAST WEEK OR SO.

 WHAT A FUCKING DAY WITH SEPTIC TECHS , LEAKS , MICE , SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS , BANKS , AND TOILETS NOT FLUSHING.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF DEXTER : NEW BLOOD. THIS SHOW IS NOW UPGRADED TO EXCELLENT. I ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD WHICH A LITTLE CAMPY BUT GOOD.

 WE ALSO WATCH GORDON RAMSAY'S ROAD TRIP WITH 2 OTHER CHEFS FROM ITALY AND FRANCE. IT WAS HILARIOUS. IN THE PAST I HAVE WATCHED GORDON RAMSAY'S UNCHARTED WHICH IS VERY GOOD. BUT.....ROAD TRIP WAS REALLY REALLY FUN TO WATCH.

 OFF TO BED STRESSED.

  TUESDAY        12 - 14 - 21

 STRESS LEVEL LOWERING....................1 OF 5 FRONTS FIXED.

 FB MARKETPLACE - AGAIN , RIGHT NEAR THE NAIL I STOP TO PICK UP A PITCHER THAT HAS A WATER FILTER ON TOP ALONG WITH A HOSE CONNECTION TO YOUR SINK'S FAUCET. WHEELS DOES NOT LIKE THE NJ WATER SO WE WILL BRING THIS TO OUR CONDO. FREE IS GOOD.

 AT THE NAIL I PUT THE TABLES AND MONITORS BACK TOGETHER AFTER GETTING A WRONG SIZED RUG. I ALSO DO THE MARQUEE AND MAKE A BEER ORDER.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND DO BAND WORK. OUR NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY IS BUILDING QUITE NICELY WITH OVER 8 ACTS/BANDS.

 WATCHED A FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. THIS WAS GOOD BUT SLOW AT THE END.

 SEPTIC TECH CALLS AT 3:45PM. BY 4:40PM AND IN THE DARK HE REPLACED OUR SEPTIC SYSTEM'S WATER PUMP IN UNDER 45 MINUTES. I GUESS HE FIGURED OUT I DID NOT NEED TO RUN A WHOLE NEW ELECTRIC LINE. WORST SUGGESTION EVER AND ALMOST LAUGHABLE. OH........A $1,000.  IT SEEMS HIGH BUT THE TANK WAS EMPTIED ( $300 ) , NEW ( I THINK NEW ) PUMP WAS INSTALLED ( PUMP CAN BE $400-$600 ) AND 2 VISITS PLUS WORK. SO......I AM OK WITH A GRAND. I AM NOT OKAY I HAD TO MAKE ALL THE SUGGESTIONS TO FIX IT.

 LOOKS LIKE THIS EAGLES GAME VS WASHINGTON IS GOING TO BE A PLAY-OFF STYLE GAME. THIS EQUATES TO TOTAL HEARTBREAK FOR EAGLES FANS. BUT IT SHOULD BE FUN......UNTIL THE GAME.........BLOW. 4 GAMES LEFT IN THE SEASON AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE EAGLES HOLD THEIR OWN PLAYOFF DESTINY.......WIN AND YOUR IN. ( ALL 4 GAMES THAT IS )

 THE TEST IS SUCCESSFUL. THE PUP SLEPT IN ANOTHER ROOM TONIGHT. I SLEPT ALL THE WAY TO 5:30AM. I ONLY GOT UP BECAUSE MY CLOCK WAS WRONG AND IT SAID 6:30AM. THE PUP SEES ME FROM THE OTHER BEDROOM AND WITHIN 15 MINUTES SHE COMES INTO MY BED. I STAYED UP UNTIL 6:30AM. BUT......WE CRASHED AGAIN UNTIL 8AM.

 DID YOU KNOW WHEELS IS THE WORST THROWER EVER ? THIS GIRL WAS A SOFTBALL LEAGUE MVP AND AN ALL-STAR EVERY YEAR SHE PLAYED WHICH WAS LIKE 20 YEARS. IT IS ALWAYS A RUNNING JOKE WHEN I ASK HER TO THROW ME SOMETHING. KINDA LIKE THE REVERSE OF THE ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS AS JACK DUNDEE IN THE MOVIE THE BEST OF TIMES. TODAY , I ASKED HER TO THROW A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER DOWN THE BASEMENT STEPS. THE THROW OR " ROLL " ACTUALLY WENT SIDEWAYS AT STEP NUMBER 3. HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE ? THE TOILET PAPER HIT THE 4TH STEP AND ROLLED AWAY FROM ME ABOUT 25 FEET. AGAIN.......AMAZING. I COULD HEAR WHEELS LAUGHING UPSTAIRS.

 WHEELS ( MOSTLY HER WITH ME DIRECTING ) AND I MAKE A NICE DINNER OF HUGE SHRIMP COCKTAILS , GARLIC BREAD , MEATBALLS , AND GNOCCHI'S. I WAS JONESING FOR PASTA.

 YOUNGEST MAKES IT BACK HOME FROM MOUNTAIN HOUSE TO CENTER CITY IN A LITTLE OVER 4 HOURS. DAD'S WAY WOULD OF BEEN 1 HOUR AND 45 MINUTES AT HALF THE COST. NO ONE LISTENS TO DAD. I AM GLAD THEY HAD AN OKAY TIME.

 ELDEST CHILLS AND CONTINUES TO SET TRAPS FOR THE LITTLE FRIGGIN' RODENTS. ONE VIDEO SENT WAS NOT TO MANLY.  A TRAPPED MOUSE CAUGHT AND STILL WIGGLING AROUND.......UGH. LATER , WE FACETIMED 3 TIMES WHICH WAS NICE. THE MOUSE WAS RELEASE OUTSIDE....TO LATER FIND ITS WAY BACK IN MOST LIKELY.

 WE HAVE SOME FAMILY OVER AND WHEELS GETS SOME OF HER COUSIN'S BEE HONEY CALLED STEVE'S BEE AND A TEE SHIRT. ALL OF US HANG OUT AND HAVE SOME WINE WHILE WATCHING GORDON RAMSAY'S ROAD TRIP. AGAIN , IT WAS GOOD AS THEY QUESTED TO FIND SANTA CLAUSE IN HIS HOME OF FINLAND.

 NUMBER #1 SHOW ALL WEEK HAS BEEN MONEY HEIST. I WATCH A SHORT VIDEO OF URSULA CORBERO AKA " TOKYO " ( PIECE OF ASS ) BEING INTERVIEWED BY JIMMY FALLON. SHE TELLS THE STORY HOW SHE MET MADONNA ON A PLANE AND IS A BIG FAN OF HER'S. IT IS A VERY GOOD STORY.

 I HAD 3 DREAMS.

 1 - A MAFIA LADY ASKED ME TO DELIVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS TO ANOTHER MAFIA ASSOCIATE. WHEN I ARRIVED HE TOOK OUT 70 GRAND AND GAVE IT TO ME FOR DELIVERING.

 2 - IN A RESTAURANT A WOMAN SMACKS ME IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND EVERYONE STARTS LAUGHING. SO.....I STARTED LAUGHING.

 3 - MY DAD WRITES A CHECK TO A DEBTOR. WE ARE IN A BOOTH AT A DINER. I WATCH HIM AND NOTICE HE SIGNS THE CHECK WITH A DIFFERENT SPELLING OF OUR NAME. HE SAYS , " DON'T TELL ANYONE. " THE FIRST 3 LETTERS WERE B , E , R.   IT FELT LIKE HE WAS WRITING A BAD CHECK OR TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING.

 WEDNESDAY     12 - 15 - 21

 BOY , IS THIS SETTING UP TO BE A COLOSSAL HEART BREAK. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NOW HAS 18 PLAYERS OUT. MOSTLY DUE TO COVID. THERE IS EVEN TALK OF FORFEITING THE GAME. YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS. THEY PLAY AND THE EAGLES LOSE. OH , HERE COMES THE EXCRUCIATING PAIN ..................AGAIN.

 WEATHER - THURSDAY - 65 , FRIDAY - 62 , SATURDAY - 57.....SUNDAY ( EAGLES GAME ) - 42 AND BLUSTERY. OF COURSE.......BLOW.  60 DEGREE WEATHER WOULD OF BEEN PERFECT.

 I HAVE BEEN CONTACTING  PEOPLE TO VISIT FOR TAILGATING.

 THIS DAMN COVID / OMICRON / ASSATRON IS FUCKING GETTING DAMN SERIOUS AGAIN. THE GOOD THING IS THE DEATH RATES IS NOT NEARLY AS SEVERE.

 I GOT MY WIRELESS CAMERA TO WORK VIA MY COMPUTER. THIS IS A GOOD THING. THE BAD IS I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ACCESS VIDOE ON MY CELL PHONE. I MISSED A RETURN CALL FROM MY ZMODO CAMERA TECH. GET THIS.........I CALL BACK 10 TIMES AND EACH MESSAGE IS " CALL FORWARDING IS NOT WORKING. GOODBYE ". MAN , WHAT A NIGHTMARE.

 STOP AT A U.P.S. STORE TO RETURN AN OLDER MODEL ROUTER BACK TO VERIZON. I JUST CAN'T GO THROUGH THE ROUTER / CAMERA THING AGAIN. IT IS JUST TOO DAMN FRUSTRATING.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO RECEIVED A BEER ORDER AND HAVE OUR SODAS LOOKED AT FOR THE 4TH TIME. IT " LOOKS " LIKE WE ARE BACK ON TRACK USING THE SODA GUNS. WE WILL SEE.

 BACK HOME I SPEND TIME POSTING A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE FOR THIS WEEKEND'S BANDS. I HAD TROUBLE AS FACEBOOK WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO " EDIT " ANYTHING VIA MY COMPUTER. SO........I USE MY PHONE. THIS IS MY WAY OF GIVING THE FINGER  TO THEM.

 FACETIME WITH ELDEST.  WE TREAT HER TO A CHARLIE WEAVER DINNER. IT'S THE HAPPIEST I HAVE SEEN HER THIS MONTH.

 ONE BY ONE I FIX SHIT.

 WHY DO PEOPLE POST STUFF ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND NOT RESPOND TO INQUIRES. MAKES ZERO SENSE TO ME.

 WHEELS MAKES A DAMN GOOD CHICKEN CUTLET. WE CHILL AT THE KITCHEN COUNTER WHILE WATCHING TV. I REALLY LIKE A KITCHEN WITH A TV AND UNDERCABINET LIGHTS.

 WE SETTLE IN. I WATCH THE 76ERS MAKER A HUGE COMEBACK ONLY TO LOSE. I TURNED THE 76ERS GAME BACK ON AND SEE " 76ERS ON A 22 - 6 RUN. "  THAN I SEE THE SCORE - HEAT 68 - 76ERS - 54. I SAY TO WHEELS , " HOW THE HELL TO YOU GO ON A 22-6 RUN AND STILL BE DOWN 14 POINTS ? "

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF WELCOME TO EARTH HOSTED BY WILL SMITH. IT IS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF BIG SKY WHICH WAS VERY GOOD TOO.

 OFF TO BED AND TEST NUMBER #2........NO PUP IN THE BEDROOM. AGAIN , I DID SLEEP BETTER AND OF COURSE MISS THE PUP. SHE SLEPT ON THE COUCH AND THERE WAS NO COLD SHOULDERING IN THE MORNING WHEN WE WALKED AND FED HER. IN FACT , SHE WAS VERY PLAYFUL LIKE SHE GOT A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.

  THURSDAY       12 - 16 - 21

 SNEAKY..........

 ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY. UNFORTUNATELY , IT WILL NOT LAST LONG.

 I LOAD MY VAN WITH AN OCTAGON BUMPER POOL TABLE.

 I VACUUM A LARGE CARPET OUTSIDE ON THE DRIVEWAY. ONE PROBLEM......THE DAMN VACUUMS ARE NOT WORKING. I HAVE 5 VACUUMS ( ALL FROM FB MARKETPLACE ). I WORKED ON ALL OF THEM OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP. TWO I THREW AWAY , ONE I CLEANED AND IT STILL WON'T WORK  , ONE I ORDERED A NEW BELT , AND THE LAST ONE I TOOK APART AND CLEANED OUT EVERYTHING. 1 OUT OF 5 VACUUMS I GOT TO WORK TODAY.

 WHEELS HEADS TO HOSPITAL FOR A MINOR SURGERY. I STAY AT HOME AND PLAY WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE. I REMOVE A PATIO UMBRELLA TO BE STORED , PLACE 2 LARGE SEASHELLS IN A GARDEN , PUT THE RECYCLABLE TRASH OUT , AND FIX A CAMERA.

 TRIED CALLING ZMODO CAMERA COMPANY AGAIN........NOTHING.......BLOW.

 SODAS ARE DOWN AGAIN. I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT. TECH WILL COME AGAIN TOMORROW FOR THE 4TH TIME. OH , LAST TIME HE FORGOT HIS WRENCH. THIS TIME HE FORGOT HIS FLASH LIGHT. HE DID LAUGH PRETTY HARD WHEN I TOLD HIM.

 TALK TO YOUNGEST AND ELDEST FOR ALITTLE BIT.

 HEAD TO THE NAIL AND INSTALL A MINI-BLIND TO HIDE SODA CANISTERS. I ALSO HOSE DOWN MY VAN , UNLOAD THE DRUM KIT TO THE STAGE , UNLOAD THE BONGO DRUMS TO THE STAGE , CHANGE OIL  , SAVE OIL JUG ( YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHY I AM SAVING THIS LARGE CONTAINER ) , MOP & CLEAN THE BATHROOMS , AND STOCK THE BEER.

 MUSICIANS START ARRIVING AND IT IS A GOOD NIGHT OF JUST JAM OPEN MIC. ONE GUY WAS BUYING THE MUSICIANS DRINKS BECAUSE THEY WERE SO GOOD.

 FLYERS AND 76ERS BLOW.

 GOOD FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN CHIEFS AND CHARGERS. CHIEFS WIN IN OVERTIME.

 A PATRON / MUSICIAN HAS NOT BEEN HERE SINCE 2010. HE IS COOL AND LOVES THE NAIL. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I RUN HIS CREDIT CARD FOR $20. THE CARD ONLY HAS $1.98 ON IT. YEP..........$1.98. HE SWORE TO PAY IT BACK BUT I KNOW I WON'T SEE HIM FOR ANOTHER 11 YEARS SO I TOLD HIM , " I GOT IT. MERRY CHRISTMAS. "

 TALK TO SOME REGULARS AND BARTENDERS LATE NIGHT. I HAD TO GET HOME BUT IT WAS NICE CHILLING.

 AT HOME I HAVE A NIGHT CAP AND SOME MOZZARELLA. I WALK THE PUP TOO. I ALSO TALK TO MY ELDEST VIA FACETIME TO CHECK IN. SHE'S ALWAYS UP AT 2AM.

 THE LAST 2 NIGHTS THE PUP HAS SLEPT OUTSIDE OUR BEDROOMS. TONIGHT SHE WAS SNEAKY. SHE WAS NEXT TO ME ON THE COUCH WHILE I WATCHED TV. I FELL ASLEEP AROUND 2:30AM. I WOKE UP AND STAGGERED TO BED. I LOOK IN MY BED AND ALL I SEE IS A BLACK NOSE. SHE WIGGLED HER WAY UNDER THE COMFORTERS......SNEAKY BASTARD. I WAS TOO EXHAUSTED TO MOVE HER.

  FRIDAY       12 - 17 - 21

  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!

  SHOWER , SHAVE , AND OFF TO CENTER CITY.

 LAST NIGHT I LOADED UP OUR VAN WITH A LARGE CARPET AND OCTAGON BUMPER POOL TABLE. I STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT FIRST AND THAN CONTINUE TO CENTER CITY. I MEET OUR YOUNGEST AND HER AND 2 ROOM MATES HELP UNLOAD EVERYTHING. WE SPEND SOME TIME IN THEIR BASEMENT SETTING UP THE BUMPER POOL TABLE AND CARPET. IT WORKED OUT PERFECT. I REALLY ENJOYED CHILLING WITH THESE COLLEGE KIDS. THEY ARE SO FUN.

 OUR YOUNGEST FINISHED HER SEMESTER SO SHE COMES HOME WITH ME FOR A 30 DAY BREAK. THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY.

 WE STOP AT PENN VALLEY PUB FOR LUNCH. THERE IS A REASON WHY THIS PLACE IS ALWAYS BUSY. THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD AND THE PRICES NOT BAD EITHER. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND JUST BEING WITH MY YOUNGEST AND TALKING. THIS PERSON WENT FROM KID TO ADULT IN SECONDS. AT TIMES I JUST STARED AT HER FACE WHILE SHE TALKED. I SIMPLY IMMERSE IN HER WHOLE BEING. HER BLUE / GREEN EYES ARE JUST AMAZING.

 AT HOME WE UNLOAD , SETTLE IN , AND CHILL A LITTLE BIT.

 I AM LAYING ON THE COUCH HALF FALLING ASLEEP WATCHING AN EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALK DEAD AND MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. I AM GOING TO THE EAGLES GAME ON SUNDAY AT 1PM.  MY BROTHER'S FIRST WORDS ARE , " HAVE YOU HEARD ? " I SCREAM OUT , " NOOOOOOOOO !!! THEY MOVED THE FUCKING GAME RIGHT ???? !!! "

  THIS MESSES UP MY PLANS BIG TIME AS IT PROBABLY DOES WITH ALOT OF PEOPLE. WE DID FIND OUT OUR COUSIN IS NOW GOING AND I HAVE A BAND MEMBER WHO HAS A TAILGATE TOO. THIS GIVES US 2 PLACES TO VISIT IF WE WANT. OUR TICKETS HAVE A PARKING PASS WHICH IS HUGE WHEN IT COMES TO ENJOYING THE GAME.

 SO THE EAGLES / WASHINGTON IS NOW MOVED TO TUESDAY AT 7PM. THIS HELPS WASHINGTON BIG TIME AS THEIR 21 PLAYERS ON COVID WILL MOSTLY ALL RETURN WHILE THE EAGLES WILL HAVE  A SHORTENED WEEK TO PLAY THE GIANTS THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY......OR MONDAY NIGHT. WE HAVE GOOD PROTOCOL AND WASHINGTON DOESN'T YET THE EAGLES GET THE SHITTY END OF THE FOOTBALL.

 ALL KINDS OF COMPLAINTS FROM FANS , MEDIA , AND PLAYERS ABOUT THIS SUNDAY TO TUESDAY MOVE FOR THE EAGLES GAME.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. IT WASN'T TOO LONG UNTIL WE GOT SLAMMED. THANK GOODNESS I HAD A NEW BARTENDER AND DOOR MAN BECAUSE IT WAS STEADY BUSY ALL NIGHT. THE MUSIC WAS ABOVE EXCELLENT AGAIN ESPECIALLY REMEDY WHO IS AN 8 PIECE BAND.

  HOLLYWOOD STOPS IN AND THIS IS ALWAYS A CIRCUS ESPECIALLY HIS ENTRANCE. OF COURSE I HAD SHOTS AND BEERS WITH HIM AND WE TOLD STORIES. GETTING THIS ONE GIRL , WHO WAS COCK BLOCKING HIM , TO TAKE AN UBER HOME WAS PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

 I ALSO DID SOME BEERS WITH OUR DOORMAN WHO I LIKE HANGING WITH. WE EXCHANGE OUR CRAPPY LIFE STORIES.

 THE NIGHT ROLLS ON AND THE MUSIC WAS OVER THE TOP VERY GOOD. BY 12:30AM THE 4 BAND NIGHT WAS OVER. WE CLOSED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND THAN I OFFERED A BAND MEMBER TO SIP ON SOME SAMBUCA WITH ME AND THE BARTENDER SIPPED ON CROWN APPLE. ANOTHER HOUR OF TELLING STORIES. IT WAS FUN TALKING WHEELSTOCK , BANDS , AND SPORTS.

 AT HOME MY YOUNGEST AND I WALK THE PUP. SHE IS SO FUNNY EVERY TIME SHE SEES US. I HEAD RIGHT TO BED WHILE OUR YOUNGEST MAKES A SNACK.

 ELDEST COMES IN AT 3AM , SHOOTS POOL WITH FRIENDS UNTIL 6AM , AND THAN GOES OUT AGAIN. THIS IS NOT GOOD.

 I CLOSE MY DOOR AND TELL OUR YOUNGEST , " THE PUP IS WITH YOU. " I BELIEVE I FELL ASLEEP AND STARTED SNORING MID-AIR. I DO NOT REMEMBER LAYING DOWN , FIXING A PILLOW , OR EVEN TAKING CLOTHES OFF. I SLEPT FROM 2:30AM TO 5:30AM. UP TO USE THE BATHROOM AND THAN FORCED MYSELF TO GO BACK TO SLEEP. I GOT ANOTHER 2 1/2 HOURS IN. HEY......I'LL TAKE IT.

  SATURDAY       12 - 18 - 21

 I NOTICE I AM GETTING TIRED MUCH FASTER. ME + FAT = FATTER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY TO PREP FOR TONIGHT. I RETURN HOME WITHIN 2 HOURS. OH , SODAS ARE DOWN AGAIN FOR THE 5TH TIME.

 SNUGGLE TIME........YOUNGEST COMES IN MY ROOM AND I AM WATCHING THE MOVIE PLANES , TRAINS , AND AUTOMOBILES WHICH IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD WITH A TEAR JERKING ENDING THAT GETS ME EVERY TIME.  I ASK HER TO SNUGGLE WITH ME AND THE PUP. SHE ROLLS HER EYES. EVERY COMMERCIAL I HUGGED HER. IT IS SO NICE HAVING HER HOME FROM COLLEGE.

 DAMN EAGLES GAME BEING MOVED TO TUESDAY REALLY BLOWS AND F'S MY SCHEDULE UP. I MAY NOT GO AT THE LAST MINUTE. I TALKED TO MY BROTHER AND HE BEGGED ME TO GO. I TOLD HIM , " MAN , AM I THAT MUCH FUN TO GO WITH ? " ANYWAY , IF I DON'T GO SOME LUCKY BASTARD WILL GET A FREE TICKET ,  PARKING PASS , AND A GOOD TAILGATE WITH MY COUSIN.

 BY 5:45PM MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I ALREADY PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT SO WE ONLY HAD ABOUT 15 MINUTES OF THINGS TO DO. WE GOT TO PLAY POOL FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES UNTIL THE BANDS STARTED TO ARRIVE. I CHERISH EACH SECOND WITH THIS KID BECAUSE SOON SHE WILL GROW UP AND REALIZE I'M AN ASSHOLE.

 SPEAKING OF ASSHOLE. WHEELS IS DOING BILLS IN THE KITCHEN. I SEE HER CONFUSINGLY LOOK AT HER CHECK BOOK WHICH I USE ON OCCASION. THIS CHECK BOOK I STRUGGLE EVERY DAMN TIME IN FINDING WHERE THE HELL IS THE BALANCE SHEET IN IT ? I WALK INTO THE KITCHEN AT 7:45AM AND SHE SAYS , " I CAN NOT FIND WHERE YOU WROTE YOUR CHECKS LAST WEEK. " I GO OFF ON A 30 SECOND SPEECH ABOUT HOW BAD THIS CHECK BOOK IS TO FIND THE PAGES TO BALANCE IT. I MEAN I GO OFF. AT THE END OF MY RANT WHEELS IS JUST LOOKING AT ME ( LIKE SHE ALWAYS DOES )  AND I SEE IN HER BIG BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES WITHOUT HER SAYING A WORD , " MY GOD YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE. "

 THE NAIL NIGHT ROLLS PERFECTLY FROM BAND TO BAND.  SEVERAL MUSICIANS SAID WE ARE PROFESSIONAL AND THE EASIEST VENUE EVER TO LOAD-IN AND OUT OF THAT THEY HAVE EVER SEEN. THIS MADE ME FEEL GOOD BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I STRIVE FOR.

 IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND WORKING WITH THE BARTENDER. DURING THE NIGHT SHE MADE WHITE RUSSIANS. I TOLD HER THEY ARE ADDICTING BECAUSE THEY TASTE LIKE VANILLA MILK SHAKES. AT THE END OF THE NIGHT WE TRIED ONE. THIS WAS A MISTAKE BECAUSE WE DROVE TO MCDONALDS FOR BURGERS AND FRIES. OH.....WORST BURGERS EVER. I WILL NOT GO TO MCDONALDS FOR ANOTHER 5 YEARS.

 SHOW IS DONE BY 11:30PM BUT WE DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL 1:30AM. PEOPLE JUST WANTED TO CHILL.

 FLYERS WITH A NICE OVERTIME WIN. I TEXTED WHEELS TO TURN ON GAME WHEN IT HIT OVERTIME. SHE TEXTED BACK , " AS SOON AS I TURNED THE GAME ON THEY WON. " I THANKED HER.

 COLTS AND CARSON WENTZ ( YES I WAS CHEERING FOR HIM ) WITH A GOOD WIN OF THE DAMN PATRIOTS WHO I CAN NEVER CHEER FOR.

 AFTER MCDONALDS WE STOP HOME TO CHILL WITH OUR ELDEST AND THE PUP. I GAVE THE LAST 1/3 OF MY CHEESEBURGER TO THE DOG. SHE THREW UP 45 SECONDS LATER.  EVEN SHE KNEW THE BURGER SUCKED ASS.

 OFF TO BED SUPER TIRED AND BODY ACHING.

 QUICK STORY - I AM SITTING IN MY OFFICE CHAIR. WHEELS IS TALKING TO ME AND I HAND SIGN TO HER IF SHE LIKE TO HAVE SEX BY POINTING AT MY COCK. SHE SAYS , " YOU KNOW ,  I LIKE SOME TOO EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. " I REPLY , " NANCY , YOU ONLY NEED TO MEER BRUSH ME AND I AM READY TO GO. "  SHE ROARS LAUGHS AT 8:45AM. I MADE HER BELLY LAUGH 2 MORE TIMES THIS MORNING. MY GOAL OF MAKING WHEELS BELLY LAUGH AT LEAST ONCE A DAY OF THE LAST 33 YEARS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED.

  SUNDAY      12 - 19 - 21

  THE WAS A VERY VERY ENJOYABLE NIGHT..............

  OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY WITH WHEELS. SHE TRAVELS WITH ME FOR ANOTHER FB MARKETPPLACE RUN. THIS TIME IT WAS A HD COMPUTER CAMERA. WE MET AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET AT THE FEDERAL DONUTS. YES....THIS IS NOT GOOD. A COUPLE OF STORIES ABOUT THIS ADVENTURE :

 - AN ADORABLE ASIAN GIRL AND HER HUSBAND TEXT ME TO MEET AT FEDERAL DONUTS. I TEXT BACK , " OH MAN , CAN'T WE MEET AT A GYM AND NOT A DONUT SHOP ? " NOT ONE LAUGH. I EVEN SAID IT TO HER IN PERSON. AGAIN , NOT ONE LAUGH. SHE WAS SO NERVOUS I WAS A SERIAL KILLER OR WOULD EAT HER.......WITH A DONUT.

 - WE MAKE THE EXCHANGE FOR A NEW COMPUTER CAMERA. LATER , I TESTED IT WITH MY YOUNGEST AND IT WORKS EXCELLENT. FREE IS GOOD. I WANTED A COMPUTER CAMERA BECAUSE MY COMPUTER CAMERA HAS DUCT TAPE RESIDUE ON IT WHICH MEANS NO PICTURE WHEN ZOOMING.

 - THE GIRLS AD FOR THIS CAMERA WAS 3 MINUTES OLD. I WAS THE FIRST TO RESPOND. AFTER ME..........OVER 20 PEOPLE RESPONDED.

 - I HAVE NOT BEEN TO THIS WHOLE FOODS MARKET. IT IS HUGE AND HAS UNDERGROUND PARKING. IT IS VERY PRICEY THOUGH.

 - OF COURSE I HAD TO BUY DONUTS. I HAD A CUTE GIRL WORKER AND SAID TO HER , " YOU PICK 6 AND I WILL PICK 6. " AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES SHE WAS ASKING CO-WORKERS. I SAID , " HEY , I ASKED YOU TO PICK THE 6. OKAY OKAY , HOW ABOUT THE 3 OF YOU PICK 2 - 2 - 2. " THEY ALL GIGGLED AND THOUGHT I WAS AN ASSHOLE WITH AN EATING DISORDER.

 - WHEELS AND I WALK AROUND THE MARKET. IT IS PRETTY COOL ESPECIALLY THE CART ESCALATOR.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 AT HOME WE LOAD UP THE VAN. WE ARE HEADING NORTH AND LOVE IT.

 WE ARRIVE IN VERY GOOD TIME AND EVEN STOP AT A PACKED WAWA FOR GAS AND SANDWICHES. WHEELS DROVE WITH OUR YOUNGEST IN THE FRONT SEAT. I DID THIS ON PURPOSE SO THOSE 2 COULD TALK. I STAYED IN THE BACK WITH THE PUP AND WATCHED TICK-TOCK VIDEOS.

 TICK TOCK VIDEOS ARE ADDICTING - FROM HUMOR TO CRAZY TO INSPIRATIONAL. I DO LIKE TO MOTIVATIONAL VIDS THAT TELL PEOPLE TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES OR JUST HAVE CONFIDENCE. ONE GIRL SAID , " YOU WANT TO KNOW AN ANSWER IN LIFE ? WHEN A PERSON DOES YOU WRONG , THEY DON'T TALK TO YOU. " I THINK ALL OF US CAN RELATE TO THIS.

 WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD. I GO INTO GAUNTLET MODE FOR THE MICE HERE. I SET UP A TON OF TRAPS AND WE CLEAR ALL CABINETS OF UTENSILS , DISHES , GLASSES , AND MORE. EVERYTHING GETS WASHED IN THE DISHWASHER. OF COURSE NOT ONE TRAP GOES OFF IN 12 HOURS. THIS IS A GOOD THING THOUGH.

 WE CHILL AND HAVE WAWA HOAGIES WHILE LISTENING TO OUR SPOTIFY MUSIC ON THE ROKU TV HERE. EVERY SONG ON OUR LIST IS AWESOME.

 WALK AND PLAY WITH THE PUP. 

 THE 3 OF US HEAD TO CHARLIE WEAVERS. THE BYOB RESTAURANT IS OVER THE TOP EXCELLENT AND OUR FAVORITE. WE LITERALLY COME HERE EVERY TIME WE COME UP. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THE OWNER AND WE GOT A HUGE SURPRISE........OUR ELDEST DROVE UP AFTER WORK TO SURPRISE US. YES , I CRIED. I JOKED  I WASN'T SURE IF SHE DROVE UP TO SEE US OR HAVE CHARLIE WEAVER'S FOOD.

 WE HAD A WONDERFUL MEAL OF FILET , SHRIMP , NEW YORK STRIP , MAHI MAHI , CORN BREAD , BEANS , MASH POTATOES WITH GRAVY , MUSSELS WITH BREAD FOR DIPPING , WATER WITH LEMON , WINE , AND BEERS. WE ALSO BROUGHT HOME 2 DESSERTS FOR LATER. ALL THIS FANTASTIC FOOD AND OUR BILL WAS $119.

 I MAKE A JOKE TO TAKE THE LEMONS IN MY WATER FOR LATE NIGHT DRINKS AT HOME. OF COURSE , I GET A HASSLED. WE LAUGHED AND TOLD STORIES THE WHOLE TIME. THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST PLEASURABLE BONDING DINNERS I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME.

 WE ROLL OUT AND THE KIDS GO GET ICE-CREAM FOR THE PUP. THE ICE-CREAM SHOP HERE IS JUST AS GOOD AS DAIRY QUEEN BUT 75% CHEAPER AND OPEN YEAR ROUND FOR US FAT PEOPLE.

 WHEELS AND I ARRIVE HOME FIRST TO A VERY HAPPY PUP. THE KIDS ARRIVE RIGHT AFTER US AND DON'T YOU KNOW THEY STOPPED TO GET A LEMON FOR ME.

 WITH FULL BELLIES WE ATTEMPT TO WATCH TV BUT ALL OF US FALL ASLEEP EXCEPT WHEELS. WE DID GET THROUGH ANOTHER EPISODE OF WELCOME TO EARTH WITH WILL SMITH AND BIG SKY. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF DRUNKEN HISTORY WHICH WAS EXCELLENT. THE ACTOR JASON MOMOA WHO PLAYS AQUAMAN PORTRAYED SUPER ATHLETE JIM THORPE. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT SO-SO AT BEST. I EVEN TOOK SOME " HIT THE HAY " DROPLETS. I DID HAVE SOME COOL QUICK DREAMS BUT FORGOT THEM ALL.

 MONDAY / TUESDAY     12 / 20-21 / 21

 THERE'S A REASON I MISSED A DAY OF WRITING THIS BLOG...............TIME.

 I BASICALLY HAVE ONE DAY TO GET MY PROJECTS DONE HERE BECAUSE I AM DRIVING BACK HOME FOR THE DAMN RE-SCHEDULED EAGLES GAME.

 I RAN INTO A BUZZ SAW......FIXING A DAMN LEAKING TOILET.  THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM 3 MONTHS AGO WITH ANOTHER 15 YEAR OLD TOILET. HERE IS MY LUCK. I GO TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND ASK FOR A FLUID MASTER VALVE. IT IS " USUALLY " THE FIRST THING A TOILET NEEDS WHEN MALFUNCTIONING. AN OLD WOMAN EMPLOYEE AT THE HARDWARE SAYS , " ARE YOU SURE YOU DON'T NEED A FLUSH VALVE ? " THREE TIMES I GO BACK AND FORTH AND POLITELY SAY , " NO A FLUID MASTER IS FINE. " I MEAN HOW DOES THIS OLD BAG KNOW WHAT I NEED ? TRY TO GUESS WHAT I EVENTUALLY NEEDED IN THE END ?

  BACK HOME I TRY TROUBLE SHOOTING AND THE TOILET IS STILL LEAKING. SOMETIMES IN DIFFERENT PLACES. I AM DRAINED AND TAKE A BREAK TO FIX OTHER STUFF.

 OUTSIDE I PUT THE PUP ON A CHAIN AND WORK ON DRIVEWAY LIGHTS. I FIX THREE AND ALSO REPLACE SOME AWNING DECK BULBS.

 MY YOUNGEST LEAF BLOWS THE AWNING , BALCONY , AND MAIN DECKS. GETTING HER OUT THE WINDOW WAS ENTERTAINING. THIS IS A BIG HELP. SHE ALSO DOES OTHER THINGS ON MY LIST TO SAVE ME TIME.

 I PUT BACK A LARGE ROCK ON TOP OF OUR SEPTIC TANK LID TO PREVENT ANY RENTERS TO PEEKING IN THERE.

 I GO BACK TO THE TOILET AND TRY TO MACGYVER SOME THINGS WITH PRODUCT I HAVE IN STOCK. NONE OF IT WORKS. I WAS STUCK. IT IS NOW 7PM AND I AM EXHAUSTED. I MAKE A DECISION TO GO TO THE HARDWARE STORE WHEN THEY OPEN AT 8AM TOMORROW. THIS BLOWS.

 WHEELS AND KIDS ORDER JIREH'S PIZZA WHILE I HAVE LEFTOVERS. I SETTLE IN WITH THEM FOR SOME TV. AGAIN WE WATCH DRUNKEN HISTORY WHICH IS PRETTY COOL. THE STAR OF THE STAGE PLAY HAMILTON TALKS ABOUT........HAMILTON. IT WAS GOOD.

 I HANG WITH MY YOUNGEST BUT NEED TO GET TO BED. I TRIED TO STAY UP LATER TO GET MORE TIRED BUT IT DID NOT WORK. WHEN I WENT TO SLEEP I WAS BASICALLY UP ALL NIGHT WORRYING ABOUT THINGS LIKE THE TOILET , LOADING UP , GETTING HOME , AND THE EAGLES GAME WHICH I AM STILL REGRETTING THE DAMN TIME AND DAY CHANGE. I SLEEP DAMN HORRIBLE.

 WALK THE PUP EARLY AND HEAD TO THE HARDWARE STORE TO PICK UP TANK BOLT AND.......A DAMN OLD LADY FLUSH VALVE. THIS WAS PAINFUL. I ALSO MAKE A TRASH STOP AND SEE ABOUT 12 DEER.

 BACK HOME I INSTALL THE NEW VALVE AND TANK BOLTS. IT SEEMS TO BE HOLDING WATER AND TESTING GOOD BUT I LEAVE SOME TOOLS AND A WATER SUPPLY LINE FOR MY YOUNGEST JUST IN CASE. I LAY TISSUES DOWN UNDER THE TANK AND NEXT TO THE WATER SUPPLY. I SAY TO MY YOUNGEST , " IF THIS TISSUE GETS WET YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE SUPPLY LINE ". SHE RESPONDS , " OK ".

 ALL 4 OF US LOAD AND PACK THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE VAN. MY ELDEST AND I HEAD HOME. I THINK WE MADE IT HOME IN 44 MINUTES. I WAS DOING A HUNGE. I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE. IT IS SO FRIGGIN' BEAUTIFUL THERE.

 WE UNLOAD A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF AND I SHOWER AND SHAVE. I LOAD EAGLES STUFF UP AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I PICK UP CHAIRS , TABLE , COOLER , BEER , WATER , VODKA , SODA , PAPER TOWELS , BLANKET , TP , AND MORE FOR OUR TAIL GATE.

 I PICK UP MY BROTHER AT 12 NOON AS HE IS WALKING AWAY FROM HIS HOUSE. I THINK THIS WAS A JOKE BUT I PICKED HIM UP ANYWAY.

 WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME TAKING 76. YEP.....76. WE EASILY FIND OUT WHERE OUR PARKING PASS LOT IS ( $40 - $80 ) AND WE PARK NEXT TO A NICE COUPLE WHO HAD A VERY PROFESSIONAL TAILGATE............HEAT , TOILET , MUSIC , GRILL , TARPS , AND MORE. WE TALKED TO THEM FOR A WHILE. THE GIRL HAD SPANDEX ON.

 WE SET UP AND I SEND PICTURES TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND OF COURSE FACEBOOK. FAMILY AND FRIENDS RESPOND. I SIT DOWN AND HAVE A BEER AND I WAS GLAD I WAS HERE. THE WEATHER IS 40 DEGREES AND NO WIND SO I WAS OKAY WITH THE TEMPS.

 WE CHILL WITH SOME FELLOW TAILGATERS FOR ABOUT 2 1/2 HOURS. I NEEDED THIS. MY BROTHER LIKES PEOPLE , JOKES WITH PEOPLE , AND IT IS FUN TO HANG WITH. IT IS NICE TO HAVE ZERO STRESS. I BLOCKED OUT ALL THE CRAP GOING ON. WE TALK AND JOKE THE WHOLE TIME. HE EVEN BOUGHT CHEESE STEAKS AND HOAGIES.

 WE PACK UP AND HEAD TO OUR COUSINS TAILGATE. THEY HAVE A BATHROOM TENT BUT NO SPIKES TO HOLD IT DOWN. THEY USED PLASTIC FORKS. IT WAS FUNNY BUT USEFUL. I THOUGHT THE MOST CLEVER IDEA WAS PLACING THIS SMALL TENT OVER A PIPE GRATE. WHY ? SO WHEN YOU PEE IT GOES RIGHT DOWN THROUGH THE GRATE'S METAL SEPARATORS AND INTO PHILADELPHIA'S SEWER SYSTEM.

 OK , MY BROTHER IS IN " PARTY " MODE. IT WAS OVER PARTY MODE AS MY COUSIN SAID , " I NEVER SEEN HIM LIKE THIS. " YES , HE'S WAS A ONE MAN CIRCUS. WE LAUGHED AND PARTIED WITH OUR COUSINS AND HIS FRIENDS ALL TAILGATE. 

 STORIES :

 - WE ARE WALKING BY XFINITY LIVE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC AND WATCH THE BAND. 2 GUYS APPROACH MY BROTHER WHO HAS A TRAVEL BEER BAG. THEY ASK FOR A BEER,. HE GIVES THEM AN ALLAGASH. THE GUY SAYS THANKS BUT NOW NEEDS A BOTTLE OPENER. MY BROTHER FEELING " GOOD ". GOES OFF ON A RANT OF HIM BEING A GRADE " D " TAILGATER FOR BEING UNDER PREPARED. I SAID , " GIVE HIM THE MILLER HIGHLIFE , IT'S A TWIST OFF. "

 - MY BROTHER USES THE SMALL PEE TENT. AFTER HE DOES HIS THING HE TRIES TO STAGGER OUT. AGAIN , HE IS FEELING " GOOD. " THE NEXT THING I SEE IS THE WHOLE TENT GO DOWN FLAT TO THE GROUND WITH HIM IN IT. IT DOES NOT MOVE FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS. I BEGIN TO CRY LAUGH. THE WHOLE AREA OF TAILGATERS STARTS LAUGHING. MY BROTHER FINALLY WIGGLES HIMSELF OUT OF IT. HE FEEBLY ATTEMPTS TO FIX THE TENT TO NO AVAIL UNTIL WE COME OVER TO HELP. I SWEAR I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD MY RIBS PHYSICALLY HURT. THESE ARE TIMES I WILL REMEMBER FOR A LONG LONG PERIOD.

 - WE LEAVE AT 6PM THINKING IT WILL TAKE TIME TO GET THROUGH INSPECTIONS AND SUCH.........NOPE. WE WERE AT OUR SEATS IN 10 MINUTES. THIS IS UNHEARD OF. WE DID GET TO SEE THE TEAMS PRE-PRACTICE WHICH WAS KINDA COOL. HAROLD CARMICHAEL CELEBRATION WAS COOL TOO.

 - WE STOP AT A CONCESSION STAND FOR 2 BEERS AND 2 HOT DOGS. THE CUTE GIRL SAYS TO MY BROTHER , " ARE YOU DRINKING MORE ? " I RESPOND , " OH , THOSE 2 BEERS ARE FOR ME. " WE WALK AWAY AND MY BROTHER SAYS TO ME , " THAT GIRL WAS HITTING ON ME BIG TIME. " I RESPOND , " NO SHE WASN'T " . HE SAYS , " I'M TELLING YA BRO THERE WAS A SPARK AND A CONNECTION. " I REPLY , " NO BRO , THERE WASN'T ANY SPARK OF ANY KIND. "

 - SEATS WERE VERY GOOD AT THE 5 YARD LINE AND 12 ROWS DEEP. EVEN OUR HAVERTOWN FRIENDS THE " H " BROTHERS COMMENTED ON THEM VIA FACEBOOK. WE REALLY LIKE OUR SEATS. BUT..............I SIT NEXT TO A DOUCHE BAG DRUNK KNOW-IT-ALL. EVERY THING HE SAID WAS IDIOTIC. HE SAY TAKE SANDERS OUT ....SANDERS RUNS FOR 13 YARDS. HE SAY THE INTERCEPTION WAS THE HURTS' FAULT ....IT ACTUALLY WAS THE RECEIVERS FAULT FOR MISSING THE PASS RIGHT IN HIS HANDS AND POPPING UP OFF HIS HEEL.  IT WENT ON AND ON TO WHERE I KEPT MOVING DOWN OUR AISLE AWAY FROM HIM. IN THE END WE WERE AT SEATS 1 AND 2 WHEN WE WERE SUPPOSE TO BE AT 13 AND 14.

 THE GAME STARTED OUT HORRIBLE BEING DOWN 10 - 0 WITH 2 TURNOVERS. BUT THE EAGLES STUCK TO THE RUN GAME PLAN AND THE DEFENSE HELD THE 4TH STRING WASHINGTON QB IN CHECK.....WHO WAS JUST SIGNED 3 DAYS AGO.

 THE LINC WAS ROCKING AND LOUD. THERE WERE FUN PEOPLE AND SOME SMOKING HOT GIRLS BEING PLAYFUL WITH THE YOUNG BOYFRIENDS. MAN , IT IS SO DEPRESSING TO GET OLD , FAT , AND BALD. I ACTUALLY OFFERED TO TAKE A PICTURE FOR A COUPLE WITH THEIR CELL PHONE. THE BLONDE WAS A SMOKE SHOW. WHEN I WAS DONE TAKING THE PICTURE SHE SAID , " CAN YOU TAKE ONE MORE ? I OBLIGED AND SHE DOES THE KISSING THE SIDE OF HER BOYFRIEND'S FACE PIC. THE ONLY THING I THOUGHT WAS , " MAN , THE THINGS I DO TO THE SIDE OF HER FACE FOR 30 SECONDS. IT BE ILLEGAL IN 4 STATES. "

 THE GAME GOES ON AND WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT LOCATION FOR THE BATHROOM.....TOP OF THE STEPS LEFT LEFT. I THINK I PEED 10 TIMES. I MEAN LIKE A HORSE.

 AT HALF TIME WE USE THE BATHROOM WITH THE MOBS OF PEOPLE WHICH ACTUALLY WASN'T BAD. LINES CAN BE BACKED UP 8 DEEP BEHIND EACH URINAL. I GOT AN URINAL RIGHT AWAY AND TOLD MY BROTHER , " REMEMBER WE ARE ROW 12. " I MAKE IT BACK AND WAIT 3 MINUTES FOR THE 2ND HALF TO START.

  MY BROTHER MAKES IT BACK NEARLY AT THE END OF THE 3RD QUARTER. HE WALKS DOWN THE STEPS RIGHT BY ROW 12 ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIELD. I AM GIGGLING. HE LOOKS AROUND AND I WAVE MY HANDS AND CALL HIS NAME. HE GIVES ME A STAR TREK NOD LIKE CAPTAIN PICARD. I GIGGLE AND SHAKE MY HEAD. HE IS SO FUNNY.

 HE GETS TO THE SEAT AND I ASK WHERE HE WAS. HE TELLS ME , " GETTING  A PRETZEL. " I JUST LAUGHED , I TRULY FEEL HE HAD NO IDEA HE WAS GONE 30 MINUTES. HE DID OFFERED ME SOME PRETZEL.

 THE ROW OF GIRLS IN FRONT OF US ALL WEARING SPANDEX........THANK YOU.

 WE STAY ALL THE WAY TO THE VERY END. THE GAME WAS FUN AND A WIN ALWAYS MAKES IT SO MUCH BETTER FOR THE OVERALL TAILGATE PARTY OF THE DAY OR IN THIS CASE NIGHT. I WAS SO GLAD I MADE THE DECISION TO GO.

 WE WALK BACK TO OUR PARKING LOT AND NOTICE THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY OUT. IT DID NOT MOVE FOR 15 MINUTES. I AM CONTEMPLATING JUST PARKING AND RE-TAILGATING. WE STICK WITH IT AND IT MOVES QUITE WELL. WE EVEN WATCH A WASHINGTON FAN TRY TO PEE WHILE WALKING ALONG A SLIGHTLY MOVING CAR. HE GOES BETWEEN 2 PARKED TRUCKS TO PEE BUT SOME EAGLES FANS DID NOT APPRECIATE IT AND MOVED HIM PHYSICALLY.

 WE MOVE SLOW BUT I GET IN THE RIGHT LANE WHICH TOTALLY MOVES. I MEAN PEOPLE STAYED ION THE LEFT LANE. I MUST OFF PASSED 200 CARS. WE MAKE A GIGANTIC HALF CIRCLE AROUND FRONT STREET AND EVENTUALLY TO 676. THE POLICE FORCED THE HERDS OF CARS TO DO THIS. THERE WERE NO TURNS AT ALL BUT IT WORKED. WE LEFT AT 10:20PM AND I WAS HOME BY 11:20PM AFTER DROPPING OFF MY BROTHER. TO ME , THAT IS DAMN GOOD TIME.

 OH , MY BROTHER FELL ASLEEP FOR 30 MINUTES DURING THE RIDE. NOT THE BEST CO-PILOT.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND MY ELDEST IS IN THE BASEMENT WITH A BOY. I DECIDE NOT TO BOTHER OR EMBARRASS HER AND GO TO MY ROOM. I HAVE 2 ROLLING ROCK PONIES AND A PIECE OF STROMBOLI.

 OFF TO BED FOR TOMORROW AND I HAVE 2 THINGS TO DO. I WORRY ABOUT ONE......MAN IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 WEDNESDAY    12 - 22 - 21

  TRYING TO GET CAUGHT UP. I HAVE 2 PROJECTS I LIKE TO HAVE DONE. TODAY WAS PROJECT NUMBER 1.

 TOOK A RIDE TO PICK UP A VERY LARGE CARPET IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I RE-DID THE NAIL STAGE 2 YEARS AGO AND COVID CAME THE NEXT WEEK. SO , MAYBE THIS WILL REVERSE IT.

 A NICE GUY MOVING TO SOUTH CAROLINA BECAUSE HE DISLIKES THE WEATHER HERE HELPS ME LOAD A 19 X 10 PIECE OF CARPET. OH , IT WAS FREE ON FB MARKETPLACE. THE CHEAPEST PRICES I SAW WAS $350 - $400...........UM NO.

  BACK HOME I WRITE MY BLOG THAT I MISSED FOR 2 DAYS. I AM STILL RECOVERING FROM MY LONG DAY AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND LONG NIGHT AT THE EAGLES GAME.

 I BOOK A LAST MINUTE SHOW AT THE NAIL FOR THIS SUNDAY WITH 3 BANDS. HEY , WHY NOT.

 RENTER TELLS ME THE GAS STOVE IS NIGHT LIGHTING. UGH.....ALWAYS SOMETHING. THIS IS PROJECT NUMBER 2. I CALL MY BROTHER AND HE JUST FINISHED A KITCHEN REMODEL AND THE CUSTOMER HAD THE OLDED STOVE STILL IN THE GARAGE. IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND FREE. SO , TOMORROW I WILL TAKE A RIDE TO PICK IT UP AND INSTALL IT.

 I TRIED TO TAKE A NAP TODAY FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I AM STILL TRYING TO CATCH UP FROM THE LAST 2 DAYS.

 AROUND 6PM I DECIDE TO TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO INSTALL THE CARPET ON OUR STAGE. I FIGURED WHAT THE HELL ELSE AM I DOING. ALSO , I NEEDED TO GET THE CARPET OUT OF MY VAN BECAUSE I AM PICKING UP A STOVE TOMORROW.

 I ARRIVE AND BEGIN THE PROCESS OF LAYING A CARPET. I AM NOT THE BEST AT IT. I LAY OUT THE BIG CARPET ON THE BACK PARKING LOT. I CUT IT TO A MORE SMALLER MANAGEABLE SIZE. THE OFF-CUTS I PUT BACK IN MY VAN TO BE USED FOR GARDENING OR SOMETHING ELSE I CAN THINK OF.

 I MOVE MONITORS , TABLE MIC STANDS , COMPRESSOR , SPEAKERS , TABLES , BARSTOOLS AND BRING IN MY TOOLS AND SET THEM ON A POOL TABLE. I LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK AND PLAY MUSIC ON MY IPOD WHICH I FOUND A MONTH AGO. THE IPOD CONNECTS TO OUR RADIO SYSTEM AND I HAVE AT EAST 2,000 SONGS. I REALLY LIKE IT.

 I BEGIN TO LAY THE CARPET. IN ABOUT AN HOUR IT IS COMPLETE. I HAD NO CARPET TACKING STRIPS SO I USED GOOD OLD FASHION DECK SCREWS. THE GOOD THING THE SCREWS HIDE IN THE PLUSH OF THE CARPET WHEN SCREWED DOWN DEEP. I VACUUM THE WHOLE NAIL INCLUDING THE STAGE. I AM PRETTY HAPPY HOW IT CAME OUT. I SEND PICTURES TO MY FAMILY. THEY APPROVED. 

 I PUT TOGETHER ALL TOOLS , THROW OUT SMALL OFF-CUTS OF CARPET AND LOAD MY VAN AGAIN.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST HEAD TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. I CAN'T BLAME THEM. I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING THEIR MEAT LOAF BUT THEY WERE OUT OF STOCK. 

 I ROLL HOME BY 7:30PM. I FACETIME MY YOUNGEST AND WHEELS A TOTAL OF 3 TIMES. THE ONE THING I DID NOT LIKE WAS COMING HOME AND THE PUP WAS NOT THERE TO GREET ME. BUT.....I GOT TO SEE HER ON FACETIME WHICH WAS ENTERTAINING. SHE REALLY IS A SWEET HEART AS SHE FOLLOWED OUR YOUNGEST AROUND.

 SPEAKING OF MY YOUNGEST SHE HELPED FINISH MY PUNCH LIST. I WALKED HER THROUGH STUFF VIA FACETIME.

 I MAKE SOME DRINKS AND HAVE SALSA AND SCOOP CHIPS FOR DINNER. OK , MAYBE I HAD A PIECE OF LEFTOVER STROMBOLI.

 I WATCH THE DISNEY MOVIE BLACK WIDOW WITH SCARLETT " PIECE OF ASS " JOHANSSON. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD AS FAR AS ENTERTAINMENT. I GOT EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED.

 ELDEST COMES HOME FROM WORK AROUND 10PM. I TELL HER STORIES ABOUT THE EAGLES GAME AND HER UNCLE. I HAD HER CRYING LAUGHING. LATER , SHE HEADS OUT ON ANOTHER DATE.

 I TRY TO SLEEP BUT ONLY LAST 2 HOURS. I HAD A PRETTY COOL DREAM AND WAKE UP AT 2:15AM. I AM WRITING  THIS BLOG NOW UNTIL 3:30AM.

 I WILL WATCH SOME TV AND RE-HEAD TO BED AGAIN AT 3:45AM.

  THURSDAY        12 - 23 - 21

 YOU WANT A DAY AND NIGHT ?........TRY LIVING THIS.  EVERY DAMN DAY IT'S SOMETHING.

 SO MY 3 STRESSES ( PROJECTS ) THIS WEEK WERE :

 1 - FINISH PUNCH LIST AT MT HOUSE AND DRIVE HOME FOR EAGLES GAME - DONE ( AND IT WAS FUN ).

 2 - PICK UP FB MARKETPLACE CARPET AND INSTALL AT THE NAIL - DONE ( NOT FUN )

 3 - REPLACE A GAS STOVE. ( OH MY GOD )

 HERE WE GO:

  ONE OF OUR RENTERS TELLS ME THEIR STOVE IS LIGHTING. THE BOYFRIEND TRIES TO LIGHT IT BUT TO NO AVAIL. IT IS OLD AND I DECIDE NOT TO FIX IT BECAUSE IT IS IN CRAPPY CONDITION AND LOOK ON FB MARKETPLACE FOR ONE. MY BROTHER JUST HAPPENS TO CALL ME WHILE I AM DOING THE STOVE SEARCH. HE TELLS ME HE JUST FINISHED A KITCHEN JOB AND THE WOMAN HAS THE OLD STOVE IN HER GARAGE AND I CAN HAVE IT. HE CALLS HER TO CONFIRM.

 THE DAY - HERE IS THE PROCESS TO REPLACE A STOVE :

 - THIS MORNING I DRIVE TO NEW JERSEY TO PICK UP THE STOVE. I TAKE A WRONG TURN AND IT COSTS ME 5 MINUTES. I AM SO PISSED AT MYSELF FOR THIS LITTLE THING.  I ARRIVE AND THE STOVE IS RIGHT OUTSIDE THEIR GARAGE FOR AN EASY PICK-UP.  THIS STOVE IS BIG AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. IT HAS 5 BURNERS ON TOP AND THE MIDDLE ON IS IN AN OVAL SHAPE.  SOME COOL THICK GRATES ON TOP AND 2 OVENS BELOW. IT IS A BEAST AND HEAVY.

 - I AM GLAD I DROVE OUT IN THE MORNING INSTEAD OF THE AFTERNOON WHICH WAS THE GAME PLAN IN THE BEGINNING. I WAS WAITING FOR MY YOUNGEST TO COME HOME FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH WHEELS. SHE IS A VERY GOOD HELPER. ANYWAY , I ARRIVE HOME AND DO SOME COMPUTER STUFF ALONG WITH MY DAILY BLOG.

 - IN MY DRIVEWAY I UNLOAD THE STOVE FOR CLEANING. I WANTED MY LEAF BLOWER BUT IT WAS IN ANOTHER CAR. I EASY-OFF THE INSIDE GLASS OF THE DOUBLE OVEN AREA AND USE MY AIR COMPRESSOR TO BLOW OUT DEBRIS IN THE BURNERS. I ALSO WIPE THE WHOLE THING DOWN. I USE A CARPET TO SIT IT ON. THIS STOVE IS MODERN AND BIG. MY BROTHER TELLS ME IT IS A $1500 APPLIANCE. OH , THE WOMAN DID TELL ME SHE WAS GOING TO SELL IT ON CRAIGSLIST FOR A $100. I TOLD HER TO TRY TO SELL IT BUT I WAS HELPING A SINGLE MOM WITH 2 KIDS. ONE KID HAS LEUKEMIA AND THE OTHER KID IS MISSING A LEG. SHE SAID , " OH MY GOD , PLEASE GIVE IT TO THE MOM AND KIDS. THAT BE A GOOD HOME FOR IT. "

 - I RELOAD THE HEAVY CLEANED UP STOVE AT 12:30PM AND DRIVE TO OUR RENTAL. I PULL OUT THE OLD STOVE AND IT IS DISGUSTING. I ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE OLD METAL GAS LINE BUT IT TWISTS SO BAD I THINK I RIP IT. THIS TAKES 40 MINUTES OF TIME TO DO THIS SIMPLE 5 MINUTE TASK. BOTH ENDS OF THE GAS LINE JUST WON'T BUDGE.

 - FINALLY GET THE STOVE OUTSIDE AND I BEGIN TO SWEEP AND VACUUM WITH MY WET/DRY VAC. I PREP THE AREA. NOW , HOW THE HELL DO I GET THIS BIG STOVE UP 3 STEPS TO A BACK YARD DECK AND INTO THE HOUSE ? I DECIDE USING MY FAT AND LEVERAGE WOULD BE THE ANSWER. I TALK TO MY BROTHER AND FRIEND FOR ADVICE ABOUT HOOKING UP A GAS LINE TOO.

 - I LAY A CARPET DOWN IN THE DRIVEWAY AND SLIDE THIS BEHEMOTH OF A STOVE ON TO IT. I PLACE 2 LONG BOARDS ON THE STEPS AND TILT THE STOVE BACKWARDS ON TO THE BOARDS. USING MY ASS AND BELLY I FUCKING PUSH THIS LARGE OVEN UP THE WOOD BOARDS. BY MY SURPRISE IT ACTUALLY WORKS. I GRAB THE END OF THE BOARDS AND LIKE A FAT BALDING HERCULES BETWEEN THE CHAINED PILLARS I LIFT.  I ALMOST LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS BUT THE STOVE SLIDES RIGHT ONTO THE DECK. I DID IT. I ROLL ON MY BACK AND PASS OUT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. A LITTLE KID ON A SKATEBOARD NEXT DOOR WAKES ME UP.

 -  I USE A HAND TRUCK TO GET THE NEW STOVE INSIDE. I ATTEMPT TO USE THE OLD GAS LINE BUT IT IS BEAT UP. I CAN'T EVEN TAKE OFF THE INSERTS. I DO REMEMBER I HAVE A NEW GAS LINE AT HOME. I DRIVE BACK AND SEARCH MY BASEMENT. I FIND THE NEW GAS LINE BUT IT IS ONLY 18 INCHES LONG.

 - RETURN TO THE RENTAL AND TRY TO INSTALL THE NEW LINE. I ATTACH IT TO THE STOVE BUT I DO NOT HAVE THE ROOM TO ATTACH THE OTHER END TO THE GAS FEED. I DECIDE TO WAIT FOR MY KID AND PREP EVERYTHING ELSE. I NEED HER SMALLNESS.

 - I HEAD HOME AND WAIT FOR MY YOUNGEST TO ARRIVE. WHEELS AND OUR KID GET HOME AND I HELP THEM UNLOAD. WE HAVE A NICE LATE LUNCH AND MY DAUGHTER AND I GO BACK TO THE RENTAL. I TELL HER , " IT SHOULD ONLY TAKE 5 MINUTES IF GOOD AND 15 MINUTES IF BAD. "

 - WE ARRIVE AND MY KID GETS BEHIND THE STOVE. THE DAMN NEW GAS LINE DOES NOT FIT THE GAS FEED. UN......FUCKING.....BELIEVABLE. I TRY TO INSTALL THE OLD GAS LINE WHILE MY KID PLAYS WITH THE PUPPY IN THE OTHER ROOM. IT IS VERY CLEAR THE OLD LINE WAS TWISTED SO BAD IT NOW LEAKS. I REMOVE IT FOR A 3RD TIME.

 - I MAKE A DECISION TO DRIVE TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY AND DROP OFF MY YOUNGEST. I DID ASK , " DO YOU WANT TO COME WITH ME OR GET DROPPED OFF ? " I WAS ON MY OWN.

 - OFF TO D.M.I. HARDWARE STORE AND A GOOD EMPLOYEE HELPS ME FIGURE OUT THE GAS LINE I NEED. I EVEN BRING THE OLD PART WHICH HELPED. I BUY THE PART AND A NEW INSERT ( NIPPLE ) SO I DO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TAKING APART THE OLD GAS LINE AND USING THE PARTS. I TRIED WITH MY KID FOR 15 MINUTES AND IT WOULD NOT COME LOOSE.

 - BACK TO THE RENTAL WITH THE NEW PARTS. IT'S NOW 4:30PM. A 1 HOUR JOB IS NOW GOING ON 4 HOURS. I RE-LUBE THE THREADS AND ATTACH ONE END OF THE NEW GAS LINE TO THE GAS FEED. MY HEART DROPS AS THE OTHER END IS TOO BIG FOR THE STOVE SIDE. I JUST CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE IT.

 - I GO BACK TO MY OLD GAS LINE AND PARTS TO SEE IF I CAN MACGYVER THE NEW AND OLD TOGETHER. I SEE THE NEW GAS LINE COMES WITH ADAPTERS. I NEVER KNEW THIS AND EITHER DID THE HARDWARE STORE EMPLOYEE.  THEY FIT PERFECTLY TO THE STOVE. I FINALLY FINISH AND TEST THE STOVE. 2 OF THE 5 BURNERS DO NOT IGNITE. OF COURSE THEY DON'T. I GET 4 OF 5 TO WORK AND TEXT THE WOMAN WHO GAVE IT TO ME. SHE TELLS ME , " WE DID HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE BACK RIGHT BURNER BUT IT EVENTUALLY COMES ON. " AT THIS POINT I DON'T CARE. I LIGHT THEM BY HAND AND TAKE PICTURES OF ALL 5 BURNERS IGNITED. I SEND THEM TO THE RENTER. SHE THANKS ME AND HAS NO IDEA HER STOVE HAS BEEN REPLACED AND UPGRADED BIG TIME.

 - I CLEAN UP AND PUT BACK A LOT OF DISHES AND THINGS I REMOVED. I HAD TO PLACE EVERYTHING BACK INCLUDING THE MICROWAVE AND A SHELF. I HEAD HOME. THE GOOD THING IS MY ELDEST OFFERED TO WORK MY SHIFT TONIGHT.

 - AT HOME I SETTLE IN AND CHECK EMAILS.

 MY ELDEST COMES HOME AND COLLAPSES ON MY BEDROOM FLOOR. SHE A HAD A LONG 6 HOUR DAY AT WORK WHERE IT WAS QUITE BUSY HER ENTIRE SHIFT. SHE SAYS , " SOOOOOOOOO....... ".  I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS AND STOP HER AND REPLY , " YOU CAN HAVE OFF. I WILL WORK THE NAIL. "

 THE NIGHT :

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

 THE ONLY REASON I DID THIS STOVE PROJECT TODAY WAS KNOWING I HAD OFF. WELL , IT SHOULD BE AN EASY NIGHT.

 I ARRIVE AND WATCH THE 76ERS LOSE AND THE TITANS COME BACK TO BEAT THE 49ERS. THIS HELPS THE EAGLES.

 I DECIDE NOT TO SET UP THE DRUM KIT AND BONGOS FOR JUST JAM OPEN MIC. MY ANTENNAS WERE UP ABOUT NO MUSICIAN SHOWING UP. I WAS CORRECT. IN FACT , ONLY OUR BARTENDER/MUSICIAN SHOWED. I HAD A CHRISTMAS DRINK WITH HIM WHILE ANOTHER GUY PRAISED HIS ABILITIES AND SAID , " THE ONLY REASON I SHOWED UP TONIGHT WAS TO WATCH YOU PLAY. " THIS HAD TO MAKE HIM FEEL GOOD.

 OH , SO LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THEY ARRIVED.

 I PLACE LETTERS ON THE MARQUEE TO SPELL OUT , " HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENTUCKY ! ". THIS IS ONE OF OUR BARTENDERS AND ROOM MATE OF OUR YOUNGEST. I SENT IT OUT TO ALL BARTENDERS AND THEY WERE CUTE WITH RESPONSES. ONE SAID , " I'M NOT CRYING , YOU ARE. "

 A YOUNG GUY COMES IN AND I SEE HE WAS HERE LAST WEEK. HE RAN A CREDIT CARD WHICH HAD $2 ON IT FOR A $15 TAB. HE PAID $11 OF IT. THERE IS SOMETHING CLEARLY WRONG WITH THIS DUDE BUT HE SEEMS INTELLIGENT. I SIT AND LISTEN TO HIM GO OFF ON A RANT ABOUT HIS LIFE. SUBJECTS WERE -  PHYSICALLY FIGHTING HIS DAD CONSTANTLY , IMPREGNATING A STRIPPER WITH TWINS , 4 KIDS TOTAL , KARATE , INVESTING IN ACREAGE IN COLORADO FOR RETIREMENT , A.D.H AND OTHER LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET HE HAS , AND VERY FAMOUS FATHER / MUSICIAN WHO TALKS SHIT ON THE NAIL AND WOULD NEVER PLAY HERE ( HIS NAME IS AMOS LEE AND HE DOES HAVE 340K FOLLOWERS - I DON'T KNOW HIM AT ALL ) , AN INVESTMENT GUY AND HIS BOOKS AND SEMINARS ,  AND MORE THINGS I REALLY DID NOT CARE ABOUT. THIS WENT ON FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 THAN 4 GUYS COME IN VERY LOUDLY. THEY HAVE BEEN DRINKING. THEY START OFF TOTAL DICK HEADS WITH WANTING STUFF AND I JUST " KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS ". THE MAIN GUY WAS TELLING ME HOW THE NAIL WAS FOR SALE AND HE WAS THINKING OF BUYING IT. HIS PRICE AND MY PRICE WERE NOT EVEN CLOSE. THEY DID ALOT OF ROCKS GLASS SHOTS. THEY WERE COOL BY THE END.......KINDA.

 I WAS ACTUALLY THINKING OF CLOSING AT 9PM BUT ANOTHER GROUP CAME IN OF ALL IRISH GUYS. THEY WERE VERY COOL AND BEGAN PARTYING BIG TIME. MY " TOO TIRED " ELDEST TEXTS ME TWICE TO COME TO THE PUB UP THE STREET TO MEET HER AND FRIENDS.

 A 3RD GROUP ARRIVES AND I KNEW I WAS HERE TO AT LEAST 11PM. THANK GOODNESS " THE TALKER LEFT ". OH HE STILL OWED ME $4 SO HE GIVES ME A BICENTENNIAL FAKE DOLLAR COIN AND SAYS , " THIS IS WORTH MONEY. I CAN SAY WE ARE EVEN NOW. " I DIDN'T CARE AND JUST WANTED HIM OUT.

 I ROLL OUT PRETTY DAMN TIRED. I CALL MY YOUNGEST TO SEE WHAT THEY WERE DOING. SHE AND HER FRIENDS HAD THEIR MOMS OVER AND WHEELS ENTERTAINED THEM. THEY ALL ROLLED OUT SO I ASKED IF HER AND WHEELS WANTED TO GO TO THE LOCAL PUB TO MEET OUR ELDEST. THEY WERE TOO TIRED AND SO WAS I.

 I DRIVE BY THE PUB AND ALL I SEE IS 18 YEAR OLDS. I DO NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH IT EVEN THOUGH I WANTED TO SEE MY ELDEST AND HER FRIEND / BARTENDER UP FROM VIRGINA. SHE WAS GOING TO STAY WITH US FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH HER FRIEND AND 2 DOGS BUT I ASSUME THE MOM AND DAD GOT JEALOUS AND OFFERED HER THEIR HOUSE AFTER DENYING A STAY AT FIRST.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS AND YOUNGEST. I GET A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF ATYPICAL. IT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I HANG OUT LONGER AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF DRUNKEN HISTORY. THEY ARE REALLY FUNNY AND INFORMATIVE.

 OH , IT WAS SO GOOD TO HAVE THE PUP AROUND. I HEAD TO BED AND SHE JOINS ME ABOUT 3 HOURS LATER. SO THERE IS A TYPICAL DAY AND NIGHT FOR ME. I TRULY HOPE IT MAKES YOU FEEL A LITTLE BETTER ABOUT YOUR DAILY LIFE. 

   MERRY CHRISTMAS.........BLOW.

  FRIDAY       12 - 24 - 21

 JUST WHAT I NEEDED.......FOOD AND LAUGHS.

 THE HOLIDAYS ARE IN FULL SWING NOW. THE LAST THREE PROJECTS DRAINED ME SO TODAY AND TONIGHT WAS FUN TIME. I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND. BUT FIRST.....THE NAIL.

 MEET OUR SODA TECH FOR THE 5TH TIME. HE FINDS 2 MORE LEAKS. THIS TOTALS 6 NOW. IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE. HE SPENDS ABOUT 2 HOURS WHILE I CLEAN AND STOCK.

 BACK HOME I SHOWER AND CHANGE. OFF TO MY PARENTS HOUSE FOR OUR ANNUAL 7 FISH DINNER.

 WE ARE THE FIRST ONES TO ARRIVE AND THIS IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE......FIRST DIBS ON FOOD. YES , I AM FOOD DRIVEN. ANYWAY , FROM MY STAND POINT AND TASTE BUDS ALL FOOD WAS THE BEST I CAN REMEMBER ACROSS THE BOARD. I REALLY ENJOYED SAMPLING EVERYTHING.

 I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED AND LAUGHED AT ALL MY LITTLE NEPHEWS. THEY JUST CRACK ME UP. THE LAUGHS WERE CONSTANT THE WHOLE NIGHT. MY YOUNGEST ASKING MY 92 YEAR OLD DAD ABOUT TEACHING AND COLLEGE WAS PRETTY COOL TOO. THE NIGHT ROLLED ALONG PERFECTLY AND THE FUN. I REALLY NEEDED THIS SINCE THIS LAST WEEK WAS PRETTY MUCH FIXING STUFF AND STRESS.

 I ALSO ENJOYED WATCHING MY KIDS SOCIALIZE WITH THE OLDER COUSINS. THEY HAVE COME SO FAR AND I WAS PROUD HOW THEY HAVE GROWN UP.

 WE ROLL OUT AND HEAD HOME. THE TEMPERATURES WERE PERFECT FOR A FIRE PIT. I GOT THE FIRE STARTED AS WHEELS AND THE KIDS PREPPED DRINKS AND MORE. WE SAT OUTSIDE WITH CHRISTMAS MUSIC PLAYING FOR A SOLID 2+ HOURS.  AGAIN......JUST PERFECT. I THINK I SAID , " THIS IS SO COOL AND I LOVE WHERE WE LIVE AND BEING WITH YOU ALL. "  WE MADE JOKES AND LAUGHED AS STORIES WERE TOLD.  THE FUNNIEST MOMENT WAS TOASTING GOODBYE TO MY ELDEST SUITOR. HE IS OUT OF THE PICTURE.

 MY ELDEST FRIENDS / NAIL BARTENDERS START TEXTING IN. THEY ALL WANT TO STOP BY. I ADORE THESE YOUNG ADULTS. MY FAVORITE STOPS BY TO EXCHANGE GIFTS. SHE IS ADORABLE AND A GOOD PERSON.

 ALL OF US SHOOT POOL AND LISTEN TO MORE CHRISTMAS MUSIC. AGAIN , THE LAUGHS CONTINUE AND I REALLY ENJOY HOW MUCH MY KIDS LIKE TO SHOOT POOL.

 WHEELS GOES TO BED AND I FINISH A DISNEY MOVIE CALLED SHANG-CHI AND THE TEN RINGS. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. THE PUP JOINS ME AT 6:30AM.

 I GET UP CHRISTMAS MORNING AND WHEELS HUGS ME. I GRAB HER ASS.  5 MINUTES LATER SHE TELLS ME THE DISHWASHER IS MAKING A FUNNY NOISE AND THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL IS NOT WORKING.

  SATURDAY      12 - 25 - 21      MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

 A LITTLE RUSE..........

  ANOTHER WONDERFUL DAY AND NIGHT WITH A BONUS !!!......OUR NEW BBQ !!!

 A PERFECT MORNING AND THE KIDS JOIN WHEELS AND I IN THE MAIN ROOM. WE TURN THE TV ON WITH THE CHANNEL THAT HAS A LOOPED VIDEO OF A FIREPLACE BURNING AND CHRISTMAS MUSIC.....LOL.

 IT WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TO SIT AROUND WITH THE KIDS AND THE PUP. THEY OPENED GIFTS ( WHEELS DOES A PHENOMENAL JOB ) AND THE PUP WAS INTERESTED IN ALL THE WRAPPINGS.  I TRULY ENJOY THESE MOMENTS OF MY FAMILY. THEY ARE THE INTER CORE OF ME AND IT WAS SO NICE FOR ALL OF US TO HANG OUT.

 I MAKE A BIG BREAKFAST FOR EVERYONE AND AGAIN WE SIT , EAT , TALK , JOKE , AND LISTEN TO MUSIC. THE KIDS DID THE DISHES SINCE WHEELS DOES EVERYTHING FROM COOKING TO SHOPPING.

 ALL OF US SETTLE IN THE MAIN ROOM AND WATCH A DISNEY ANIMATED MOVIE CALLED ENCANTO. THE GRAPHICS ARE EXCELLENT AND THE MOVIE WAS CUTE.

 I HEAD DOWN THE BASEMENT TO FIX A VACUUM AND VACUUM THE ENTIRE BASEMENT. MY YOUNGEST JOINS ME TO SHOOT POOL. SHE REALLY ENJOYS PLAYING AND IS MY PROTÉGÉ.

 FAMILY STARTS TO ARRIVE AND WE FIND OUT SOME CAN'T MAKE IT DUE TO COVID. THIS DEFINITELY SUCKS. I FEEL THIS DAMN COVID THING WILL NEVER GO AWAY. ALL KINDS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE GETTING IT.

 WHEELS AND HER MOM MAKE A REALLY GOOD FILET DINNER WITH ONE REQUEST...........TO HAVE ME BBQ THE STEAKS. I AM RELUCTANT TO DO THIS BUT DECIDE TO GO FOR IT. I HATE OUR BBQ.

 I GO OUTSIDE AND REMOVE MY JACKET BECAUSE IT IS MUCH WARMER THAN I THOUGHT. I REMOVE THE BBQ COVER AND SEE OUR " NEW " BBQ. I TOTALLY FORGOT WHEELS AND I DID A FB MARKETPLACE PURCHASE ( FREE ) FROM THIS REALLY CUTE YOUNG BLONDE IN THIS SUPER NICE NEIGHBORHOOD.  SHE EVEN GAVE US 2 BACK-UP PROPANE TANKS. THIS BBQ IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT ABOUT IT. NO MORE FIGHTING MY OLD BBQ !!!

 SO THE FIRST TEST. I PUT ALL THE HEATER PLATES IN PLACE AND CLICK THE IGNITER BUTTON. THE FRIGGIN' BBQ INSTANTLY LIGHTS UP !! I MEAN THIS IS AWESOME !! SO IT BEGINS TO RAIN. YEP.......EVERYTHING CAN'T BE PERFECT RIGHT ?  I PUT THE FILETS ON THE GRILL AND GO INSIDE.

 BACK OUTSIDE TO CHECK THE BBQ AND THE STEAKS. THE FLAME WENT OUT BECAUSE THE PROPANE TANK IS EMPTY. OF COURSE IT DID. I QUICKLY GET ONE OF THE 2 BACK-UP PROPANE TANKS FROM THE GARAGE AND THIS BBQ HAS A VERY COOL FEATURE...........AN APPARATUS TO HANG THE TANK ON. IT QUICKLY UNLOCKS AND LOCKS THE TANK TO THE SIDE OF THE BBQ FROM UNDERNEATH. I CHANGED THE TANK IN LESS THAN 20 SECONDS. I CLICK THE IGNITER AND THE FLAME INSTANTLY FIRES BACK ON. I COOK THE FILETS PERFECTLY. I AM LIKE A LITTLE KID WITH THIS " NEW " BBQ THAT I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT.

 A NICE MEAL WITH FAMILY AND THE SUBJECT CONTENT WAS BOTHERING MY KIDS AND US A LITTLE BUT WE ROLLED WITH IT.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I DECIDE TO GIVE A BARTENDER OFF ON THIS CHRISTMAS NIGHT SO WE HEAD TO THE NAIL. WE PREP FOR SUNDAY NIGHT'S SHOW , GREET PEOPLE COMING IN. AND PLAY POOL FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS. I ENJOYED EVERY SINGLE SECOND WITH MY YOUNG MATURING ADULT. I EVEN ENJOYED HER PLAYING POOL AGAINST PATRONS. I JUST CAN'T TAKE HER. I SAY TO HER , " YOU KNOW , I LOVE JUST LOOKING AT YOU. HAVE I EVER DONE THIS BEFORE ? " SHE SARCASTICALLY REPLIES , " YES , LIKE ALWAYS. "

 A COOL GIFT FROM MY YOUNGEST WAS SHE CREATED AN ART MURAL FOR OUR WALL OUTSIDE THE NAIL. IT IS SUPER COOL WITH ANIMALS. A PENGUIN ON A GUITAR , A COOL CAT ON VOCALS  , AND A PUP ON DRUMS. IT IS OVER THE TOP SUPER COOL !!!

 USING PHOTOSHOP MY YOUNGEST SHOWS ME WHAT IT WOULD LIKE LIKE ON THE EXTERIOR WALL AT THE NAIL. I DECIDE TO POST IT ON FACEBOOK TO SEE WHAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS THINK OF IT.  IT IS A TEST AND A RUSE SIMULTANEOUSLY. IN UNDER 3 HOURS OVER 200 PEOPLE RESPOND INCLUDING MY BROTHERS , COUSINS , SISTER-IN-LAWS , NEPHEWS , NIECES , HAVERTOWN FRIENDS, AND MORE. ALL POST AND COMMENT HUGE ACCOLADES AND GIGANTIC PRAISE ON THIS PHENOMENAL MURAL. IT MADE MY YOUNGEST FEEL SO GOOD.....AND ME. OF COURSE THERE WAS ONE PERSON / FRIEND WHO DID NOT LIKE IT. MAN , DID MY FAMILY BUST ON HER VIA THE INTERNET. MOST WROTE , " HATERS WILL HATE. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM.  "

 WE ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT AND MY ELDEST FRIENDS START ARRIVING. IT HAD TO BE ABOUT 10 OF THEM WITH A PUPPY. I LOVE THESE GIRLS AND THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE. WE SIT AN TALK UNTIL ALMOST 2AM. THE 2 PUPS FLY AROUND THE HOUSE. IT WAS ENTERTAINING. I ENJOYED ALL OF IT. ONE GIRL IS A COLLEGE STUDENT IN VIRGINIA AND SHE SAID SHE HELP US TOMORROW IF WE GET BUSY. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE HER AND HER TWIN SISTER. WE EVEN ALL WATCHED A DRUNK HISTORY EPISODE TOGETHER. TO ME , THIS GET TOGETHER OF FAMILY AND FRIEND EPITOMIZED WHAT CHRISTMAS SHOULD BE. I HAD A BLAST.

 I HEAD TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT.

 I WAKE UP AND THE HOUSE IS COLD. FOR SOME REASON OUR THERMOSTAT GOES INTO " VACATION " MODE EVERY 6 MONTHS OF SO. YEP , IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

  SUNDAY       12 - 26 - 21

 A DICK MOVE.................

 SOME VERY GOOD THINGS TODAY AND A BAD THING. LET'S GET INTO IT.

 DOWN THE BASEMENT I LEVEL OUR POOL TABLE AND FIX CARPET TILES AGAIN.

 A CHILL MORNING FOR THE MOST PART. AGAIN , THE TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE 50'S.  FOR DECEMBER .....THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE WE KNOW JANUARY AND FEBRUARY WILL BE COLD AS F _ _ _ .

 SUNDAY AFTERNOON MEANS ONE THING.......EAGLES FOOTBALL AND MERRILL REESE.  AGAIN , THE EAGLES START OUT HORRIBLE AND THE PLAY CALLING IS HORRIBLE BUT THE DEFENSE PLAYED WELL AGAINST A SHIT GIANT'S TEAM. WE DID GET SOME HELP WITH THE RAMS BEATING THE VIKINGS. WITH 2 GAMES REMAINING THE EAGLES STILL NEED HELP TO GET INTO THE PLAY-OFFS. IF THE DOLPHINS ( MY 2ND FAVORITE TEAM ) COULD SOMEONE BEAT THE SAINTS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL THAT WOULD REALLY HELP.

 76ERS WIN......EH.

 I PREP FOR A FIRE PIT. I SPEND ABOUT 20 MINUTES DURING THE DAY USING SUN LIGHT TO SET UP.

 COVID IS RUNNING RAMPANT. IT HAS AFFECTED OUR FAMILY DINNERS AND FRIEND GET TOGETHER. TONIGHT WE WERE HAVING 23 GUESTS OVER. IT ENDED UP 11. I FEEL COVID AND VARIANTS WILL NEVER END.

 I TAKE A SHOWER AND MY 80 YEAR OLD UNCLE JUST WALKS IN THE BATHROOM TO USE THE TOILET. MY KIDS LAUGHED. IN THE SHOWER I YELL OUT , " HELLLLLOOOOO ??? ".  MY UNCLE SAID NOTHING......KINDA WEIRD.

 FAMILY COMES OVER FOR A GREAT MEAL ( THANKS TO WHEELS AND HER MOM ). THERE WAS A TON OF LAUGHS AND THE COUSINS THAT STOPPED BY ARE ALWAYS FUN TO BE WITH. THEY ARE SUPER SMART AND HAVE GREAT SENSES OF HUMOR.

 BY 7PM FAMILY IS ROLLING OUT AND SOME IS ARRIVING. I FEEL BAD THAT MY YOUNGEST AND I HAVE TO LEAVE FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT. WE SAY ARE GOODBYES.

 WE ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND BEGIN TO OPEN. THIS ONLY TAKES MINUTES BECAUSE WE SPENT SOME TIME SETTING UP THE NIGHT BEFORE........THAN THE PHONE RINGS.  MY YOUNGEST TELLS ME IT IS A BAND ON THE PHONE. I ACTUALLY ASK HER TO TURN OFF THE RADIO SO I CAN HEAR BETTER. BOTH OF US HAD A BAD FEELING ABOUT TONIGHT.

 ONE BAND CALLS AND TELLS ME THE 2 OTHER BANDS HAVE TO CANCEL TONIGHT DUE TO A DRUMMER GETTING COVID. I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER AT ALL FOR THIS LAST SECOND CANCELLATION.  WE SEE CARS OUTSIDE BUT IT ENDS UP A BAND MEMBER GAVE ME 2 SPEAKERS AND TRIPODS ( SAYS $1100....CLOSER TO $300 ) AND I CAN HAVE THEM. I ALLOWED HIS BAND TO DO A 12 HOUR VIDEO SHOOT HERE AND DID NOT CHARGE HIM.

 SO THE GOOD THING IS I GOT SOME STAGE SPEAKERS. THE BAD THING IS 2 OF 3 BANDS CANCELLING. THE BAND ON THE PHONE SAYS THEY CAN ARRIVE EARLIER AND PLAY LONGER. I INSTANTLY MAKE THE DECISION TO " FUCK THIS !! I'M GOING BACK TO OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY. " YEAH.......I WASN'T HAPPY.

 WE LITERALLY CLOSE THE NAIL 5 MINUTES AFTER WE OPENED.  I DRIVE BACK HOME WITH MY YOUNGEST. THE BIG PICTURE IS I AM GLAD BECAUSE MY ANTENNAS TOLD ME SOMETHING WOULD GO WRONG TONIGHT. 

 WE ARRIVE HOME AND FAMILY HAS ROLLED OUT. I WATCH SOME OF THE DALLAS / WASHINGTON GAME. GOOD GOD THE COW DICKS KICKED THEIR ASS.

 WE DECIDE NOT TO FIRE PIT.

 I DID ENJOY A NICE FAMILY TIME BOARD GAMES. THE 4 OF US PLAYED SEVERAL DIFFERENT GAMES UNTIL 11PM. WE THAN WATCHED A DRUNK HISTORY AND WENT TO BED.

 OFF TO BED WITH AN ADDED FLOOR FAN IN MY ROOM. IT MOVES THE AIR AND HELPS ME SLEEP A LITTLE BETTER. UNFORTUNATELY , NOT TONIGHT. I WAS UP ABOUT EVERY OTHER HOUR TO EITHER LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK RADIO OR USE THE BATHROOM.

 OH , I EMAILED THE BANDS ABOUT FUCKING CANCELLING. ONE BAND REPLIED , " THEY TRIED TO GET ME ALL DAY ". I RESPONDED , " HOW DID YOU TRY TO CONTACT ME ALL DAY ?.............BY FUCKING COURIER PIGEON ??!! "

  SO , I'M JUST GOING TO TELL YOU THIS IS A DREAM. I AM IN BED WITH A SMOKING HOT DYNAMITE BODY REDHEAD WOMAN.  SHE REMINDS ME OF LOIS ON FAMILY GUY , JUST NOT A CARTOON.  WE ARE HAVING SOME SERIOUS ROLL AROUND FUN AND I CAN SEE AND SEEMINGLY " FEEL " EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING. THE SECOND ROUND WE ARE UNDER THE COVERS AND MY BEDROOM DOOR IS OPEN. MY ELDEST AND HER BOYFRIEND WALK BY AND STOP AND OBSERVE US. I SAY , " C'MON MAN. CAN YOU CLOSE THE DOOR ? " MY ELDEST GIGGLES AND SHE CLOSES THE DOOR. THE RED HEAD ROLLS ON HER BELLY AND I RUB HER BACK AND ASS. THIS IS THE BEST DREAM EVER. I MOVE TO THE " MOUNTING " POSITION AND HER ASS LOOKS PERFECT. OH MAN THE THINGS I'M GOING TO DO TO THIS ASS. I WHISPER UNDER THE COVERS TO HER , " YOU'RE ASS IS FUCKING PERFECT. "  I SPIN ON TOP AND JUST AS I AM ABOUT TO DRIVE THE HAMMER DRILL................I WAKE UP. ( OH MAN THAT BAAAAA.........LOWS. CAN'T EVEN HAVE FUN IN A DREAM )

  MONDAY        12 - 27 - 21

  JONESING TO HEAD NORTH. BUT.....TIME TO DO SOME PUNCH LIST STUFF.

 JESUS CHRIST THIS COVID SHIT. NUMBERS UP 80 FUCKING PERCENT !! THIS IS PAINFUL.

 I LOAD UP 50 TOOLS PLUS A TON OF WOOD ( THAT I NEVER USE ) TO HEAD TO THE NAIL. THERE ARE SOME PROJECTS I WANTED DONE.

 OH , THE WOOD IS LOCATED IN A CRAWL SPACE IN THE BASEMENT. THIS IS LOTS OF FUN TO GET. I ALSO STORE A PATIO UMBRELLA IN THE CRAWL SPACE AREA LIKE I DO EVERY SEASON.

 I ARRIVE AND BEGIN THE PROJECTS :

 - REPLACE A BADLY BROKEN BATHROOM LIGHT SWITCH. I ALSO TRY TO FIX A NON-WORKING KITCHEN OUTLET AND CALL MY BROTHER FOR SUGGESTIONS. IT COULD NOT BE DONE. AMAZINGLY , THIS THIS 3 SWITCH BOX HAD 3 DIFFERENT " HOTS " IN IT. I COULD NOT FIND THE 3RD HOT. I TURNED OFF 40 FUCKING BREAKERS AND IT STILL READ HOT. I SWEAR TO BABY JESUS EVERYTHING HAS TO BE FUCKING DIFFICULT.

 - MY NEMESIS......A LEAKING TOILET. THE BACK STORAGE ROOM TOILET HAS BEEN LEAKING ( ONLY WHEN FLUSHING ) FOR ABOUT 1 YEAR. I WALK OVER TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY TO PURCHASE TOILET TANK BOLTS. THIS PROJECT LOOKS DAMN FAMILIAR ( MT HOUSE ). I SET UP A TARP AND DROP LIGHT ( MAN THIS LIGHT IS AWESOME - FREE ON FB ) WITH AN OUTLET ON IT. I REMOVE THE TANK PRETTY EASILY AND INSTALL THE NEW BOLTS. I FLUSH THE TOILET AND WATER COMES GUSHING OUT OF THE BACK LIKE NIAGARA FUCKING FALLS. OF COURSE IT DOES. I REMOVE THE TANK A 2ND TIME AND REPLACE A VALVE CUSHION. I LAY DOWN AND TIGHTEN THE BOLTS AGAIN FROM UNDERNEATH. MY TARP IS SOAKED. I TEST BY FLUSHING AND NOW MY WATER SUPPLY IS LEAKING. I SEE A BREAK IN IT. OH......MY........GOD.

 - I REPLACE THE WATER SUPPLY ( I HAVE SEVERAL WITH ME ) AND WET/DRY VAC ALL WATER ON THE GROUND. I THAN SWEEP OUT THE CLOSET AREA.

 - BANDS CANCELED LAST NIGHT AND I WAS PISSED. THE WALLS WE SET UP CHRISTMAS FUCKING NIGHT WILL NOW BE TAKEN DOWN AND STORED AWAY IN THE CLOSET.

 - CHANGE THE MARQUEE BECAUSE I WANT THE CANCELLING BANDS OFF OUR FUCKING MARQUEE YESTERDAY.

 - FIND A BACK UP TV REMOTE HERE FOR THE MT HOUSE. I ALSO FIND AN EXTRA ALLAN WRENCH FOR OUR DISPOSAL.

 - DUMP ALL TRASH AND REPLACE LINERS IN TRASH CANS.

 - RAISE WOOD SHELVING FOR SODA CANISTERS. IT'S BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR 25 YEARS THAT OUR CANISTERS DO NOT SLIDE UNDER THE SHELF EASILY.....NOW THEY DO.

 - FIX A BROKEN KITCHEN BASE CABINET HANDLE.

 - REPLACE A HOSE NOZZLE. THE OTHER DAY I USED THE HOSE AND DID NOT SEE THE NOZZLE BROKE. I TURN ON THE WATER TO SPRAY IT AND THE FUCKING THING EXPLODES. 200 GALLONS OF WATER SPLOOGED ALL OVER MY HEAD AND FACE LIKE A FUCKING BUKAKE PORN VIDEO. I SCREAMED SO LOUD 2 PIGEONS WENT KAMIKAZE AND FLEW OFF A WIRE 100 YARDS AWAY DIRECTLY INTO THE 7/11 BUILDING. THEY DIED FOR MY PAIN AND I THANK THEM.

 LOAD UP A 100 TOOLS ON THE POOL TABLE AND HEAD HOME. I AM PRETTY SATISFIED OF THE PROJECTS DONE TODAY.

 AT HOME I COVER THE FIRE PIT WITH PLASTIC TO KEEP THE WOOD DRY. IT ACTUALLY SNOWED TODAY. IT MADE MY YOUNGEST HAPPY AS WE PLAYED WITH THE PUP IN THE BACK YARD.

 WE HAVE A NICE DINNER AND SETTLE IN.

 OUR ELDEST TESTS FOR COVID FOR THE 11TH TIME. FRIENDS SHE WAS HANGING WITH TESTED POSITIVE THAN NEGATIVE THAN FALSE POSITIVE THAN FALSE NEGATIVE THAN NEGATIVE.  LATER SHE WENT OUT WITH THEM ALL AND THAN TESTED AGAIN WHEN SHE GOT HOME. YEAH , IT WAS CONFUSING TO ME TOO.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED " DON'T LOOK UP ". SOME PRETTY BIG STARS LIKE LEONARDO DECAPRIO , JENNIFER LAWRENCE , JONAH HILL , MERYL STREEP , MATTHEW PERRY ( DON'T REMEMBER HIM THOUGH ) , RON PERLMAN , AND MORE ARE IN IT.  IT WAS A COMEDY / THIS COULD BE REAL SHIT END OF THE WORLD SCENARIO. I THOUGHT TRUMP THE WHOLE TIME. IT SHOWS HOW HALF THE WORLD WILL BELIEVE YOU AND THE OTHER HALF WON'T.

 DOWN THE BASEMENT TO SHOOT POOL , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND WATCH MY DOLPHINS HELP THE EAGLES BY BEATING THE SAINTS.

 OFF TO BED....SLEPT OKAY........BLOW.

  TUESDAY     12 - 28 - 21

 OMG........265 THOUSAND NEW CASES A DAY WITH COVID. THIS WILL NEVER END.

 SO THE DAY :

 PICKING UP A FRIEND AT THE AIRPORT GETS PUSHED BACK FROM 11AM TO 5PM. THIS IS VERY GOOD FOR ME BECAUSE IT'S MY YOUNGEST FRIEND AND NOW SHE CAN COME WITH ME ON A SIDE JOB.  WHEELS ROLLS HER EYES AT ME BUT THIS IS HUGE FOR OUR YOUNGEST IN HELPING OUT.

 - I UNLOAD MY VAN OF ALL WOOD I DID NOT USE YESTERDAY AT THE NAIL. MY YOUNGEST SHOWERS AND DRESSES.

 - WE STOP AT A BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT FOR OUR YOUNGEST. I LET HER TALK TO THE TELLER. MAN , SHE IS GETTING SO ADULT LIKE.

 - GO TO A FB MARKETPLACE TRANSACTION. WE MEET A VERY NICE GUY IN KING OF PRUSSIA. I NEED 70' OF 12-2 WIRE TO MAKE A HOMERUN LINE FOR OUR BACK KITCHEN. A 100' OF 12-2 WIRE GOES FOR ABOUT $129. THE GUY SOLD IT TO ME VIA VENMO ( KINDA LIKE FREE MONEY AND NOT OUT OF POCKET ) FOR 50 BUCKS......GOOD TRADE. HE WANTED $65 BUT WE SETTLED AT $50. MY YOUNGEST DID THE VENMO EXCHANGE SINCE I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE IT.

 - OFF TO WAWA TO GET LUNCH FOR MY YOUNGEST AND USE OUR WAWA CARD FOR FREE COFFEE DAY.

 - WE DRIVE TO THE SIDE JOB IN PLYMOUTH MEETING. I AM SO SO SO SO SO GLAD MY YOUNGEST CAME WITH ME. OUR LIST - SPOT PAINT ALL HALLWAY BASEBOARDS , TOUCH UP PAINT AND ROLL IN NEW RENTAL AREA ( 2 COATS ) , AND TOUCH UP PAINT AND ROLL IN AN OFFICE ( 2 COATS ) . THIS IS 3 DIFFERENT PAINTS WE HAD TO CHOOSE OUT OF 14 PAINT CANS. MY YOUNGEST WAS PERFECT. SHE PAINTED THESE 3 PROJECTS FOR 90 MINUTES WHILE I STARTED MY PROJECTS. ALSO , AND MORE IMPORTANTLY , I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH HER.

 - I HUNG 2 LOCKS ON A BARN DOOR AND REMOVED A LOCK. I ALSO INSTALLED A WATER FILTER ON A FRIDGE ICE MAKER. I MOVED ALL FURNITURE AWAY FROM WALLS SO MY YOUNGEST COULD EASILY SPOT PAINT BASEBOARDS. I ALSO NAIL BACK SEVERAL TOE KICKS ON BASEBOARDS AND HAD MY YOUNGEST FOLLOW ME AND PAINT THEM. SOME OTHER THINGS WERE DONE TOO. WE WEAR MASKS THE WHOLE TIME. THIS OFFICE HOLDS 100 PEOPLE. THERE WERE 6 IN TODAY.

 - WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT MICRO CENTER TO MEET A FRIEND AND PURCHASE A WIRELESS MOUSE. WE TALK TO A TECH GUY WHO GIVE US AN OUTRAGEOUS PRICE OF $600 TO FIX A BROKEN PLASTIC PIECE ON A COMPUTER. NOW THE KID IS CONTEMPLATING BUYING A NEW COMPUTER.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. I AM TIRED BUT WE CHILL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND HEAD TO THE AIRPORT AT 5PM. IT IS LITERALLY THE WORST TIME TO HEAD TO THE AIRPORT. MY KID'S PHONE GOES OFF....HER FRIEND HAS LANDED SAFELY FROM POLAND AND NOW WE GET ON THE ROAD. THIS IS HOW I TIME THINGS WHEN PICKING UP FAMILY OR FRIENDS AT THE AIRPORT......." TEXT WHEN LANDING ".

 FOR SOME CRAZY LUCK WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME..,....NO TRAFFIC. THIS NEVER HAPPENS AT THIS TIME.  THE FRIEND GETS OFF THE PLANE AND GETS LUGGAGE VIA THE CARRASSEL IN 17 MINUTES. WE MAKE IT TO THE AIRPORT IN 25 MINUTES. THE FRIEND IS OUTSIDE WAITING FOR US. I TURN MY VAN LIGHTS OFF TO BE SPOTTED SUPER EASILY.

 I ASK QUESTIONS TO THE FRIEND ABOUT SCHOOLING IN POLAND AND THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE OF LIVING ABROAD. WE ALSO STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF.

 AT HOME WE HAVE DINNER AND LISTEN TO MUSIC. MAN NICK'S IS SO DAMN GOOD.  MY ELDEST COMES HOME FROM WORK BECAUSE OF COVID PROTOCOL. SHE WAS EXPOSED TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO TESTED POSITIVE. THIS MEANS WE WERE EXPOSED. I CANCEL A SUNDAY DINNER WITH MY AUNTS AND BROTHER. THIS OMICRON VARIANT IS SPREADING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN COVID 2 YEARS AGO. IT IS DOWN RIGHT SICKENING.

 ALL OF US HEAD OUTSIDE TO SIT BY THE FIRE PIT. WE GOT ABOUT 90 MINUTES IN UNTIL IT STARTED TO RAIN.

 INSIDE WE PLAY BOARD AND TRIVIA GAMES FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. THAN DOWN THE BASEMENT TO SHOOT POOL FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. WE HAD LOTS OF LAUGHS AND IT WAS FUN.

 UPSTAIRS WHEELS AND I END THE NIGHT WITH THE KIDS BY WATCHING ONE EPISODE OF DRUNK HISTORY. IT WAS GOOD ESPECIALLY THE ONE ABOUT KRIS KRISTOFFERON AND JOHNNY CASH.

 76ERS WIN.

 EAGLES CAN ACTUALLY MAKE THE PLAYOFFS NEXT GAME BY 3 THINGS HAPPENINGS :

 1 -  WINNING OVER WASHINGTON.

 2 -  PACKERS BEATING THE VIKINGS.

 3 - 49ERS BEATING TEXANS OR SAINTS LOSING TO PANTHERS.

  IF THIS HAPPENS THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE OUR HOME GAME AGAINST DALLAS WILL MEAN NOTHING. EVEN MORE WEIRD THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE WE WOULD PLAY DALLAS AGAIN IN THE 1ST ROUND OF PLAYOFFS.

  I HEAD TO BED PRETTY TIRED AND BODY HURTING. I TAKE SOME ASPIRIN.

 THIS WAS A VERY GOOD DAY WITH MY YOUNGEST HELPING ME ( " HUGE " IS NOT A BIG ENOUGH WORD  ) BUT I AM STILL BUMMING ON HOW THE COVID VIRUS AND VARIANTS ARE SPREADING SO DAMN WILDLY.

  WEDNESDAY       12 - 29 - 21

 I TRULY BELIEVE THE NAIL STAGE HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH COVID. HERE ARE 2 EXAMPLES :

 NAIL STAGE 1 - REPLACE ALL BROKE WOOD WITH NEW 3/4" PLYWOOD. THE NEXT DAY THE WORLD IS EXPOSED TO COVID.

 NAIL STAGE 2 - REPLACED OLD CRAP RUG WITH NEW CARPET. THE NEXT DAY NEWS AGENCIES REPORT VARIANTS AND OMICRON WITH THE HIGHEST RESULTS IN ONE DAY EVER. OVER 240 THOUSAND NEW CASES A DAY AND THAN ANNOUNCE 40 THOUSAND WILL DIE WITHIN A MONTH.

 SO THE NAIL STAGE DEFINITELY HAS SOME COSMIC THING GOING ON WITH COVID........BLOW.

 FB MARKETPLACE - WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO A BEAUTIFUL AREA FOR 2 STAIR GATES. I KNOW WE DO NOT NEED BABY GATES ANYMORE BUT FOR THE PUP WE COULD. AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE , I LIKE TO PLACE 2 GATES ON THE OPENINGS OF THE MAIN DECK. THE PUP LIKES TO GO OUTSIDE ABOUT 50 TIMES A DAY. NOW.......SECURE THE GATES AND LET THE DOG IN & OUT ALL SHE WANTS.......DONE........BLOW.

 WHEELS , KIDS , AND OUR POLAND FRIEND HEAD TO CENTER CITY FOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND LUNCH. THEY SEEMED TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. I DROVE THEM TO THE TRAIN STATION.

 I STAYED HOME AND GOT SOME THINGS DONE :

 - COORDINATED WITH A FRIEND WHO OWNS A CAR COLLISION SHOP. HE JOKES WITH OUR $1,000 DEDUCTIBLE IS WAY WAY TOO HIGH. IF I OWNED A CAR COLLISION SHOP THE DEDUCTIBLE  WOULD BE LOWER. I GIVE HIM THE INSURANCE ESTIMATE VIA EMAIL.

 - CALL MY INSURANCE COMPANY AND HAVE THEM EMAIL ME AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE ESTIMATE DONE IN NOVEMBER. I THAN EMAIL THAT TO MY CAR COLLISION FRIEND.

 - DO A FB POST ON THE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY FRIDAY NIGHT HERE. I SAY WE WILL USE MASKS AND ASK PEOPLE TO PROVE NEGATIVE RESULTS OR HAVE A VACCINATION CARD. WITHIN MINUTES 50 FAMILY AND FRIENDS RESPOND WITH ALL POSITIVE COMMENTS. ONE GUY RESPONDS , " YOU LOST MY BUSINESS " HE MIS-SPELLED 2 WORDS IN THE 4 WORD SENTENCE. I BLOCKED HIM AND REMOVED THE COMMENT. JESUS , OUR COUNTRY IS SPLIT IN HALF.

 - WROTE SIDE-JOB REPORT OF FINISHED WORK WE DID YESTERDAY AND SENT IT TO MY COMPANY. I COPIED IN 6 EMPLOYEES.

 - RE-RAN AN ETHERNET CORD IN THE BASEMENT.

 - PUT TOGETHER A C-PAP MACHINE FOR A FRIEND'S MOM.

 - FOUND A MINI COOLER THAT I SEARCHED FOR AN EAGLES TAILGATE.

 - EMAIL GROUP OF MUSICIANS PLAYING ON FRIDAY.

 - PREPPED A FIRE PIT.

  GO TO GAS STATION TO FILL TANK AND PURCHASE CIGARETTES FOR ELDEST. I DO NOT LIKE PURCHASING CIGARETTES. I HAD $5 CASH AND REALIZED CIGS ARE LIKE $9 NOW. I USED MY GAS CARD AND OF COURSE ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS.  I SWEAR THE INDIAN GUYS WENT CRAZY FIGURING OUT WHY THE CARD JUST WORKED FOR GAS AND NOT FOR AN IN-STORE PURCHASE. I WAIT WHILE THEY FIGURE IT OUT. THE 2 COLLEGE BLONDES GETTING GAS KEPT MY BRAIN OCCUPIED SINCE I HAVE NO LIFE.

 PICK UP EVERYONE AT TRAIN STATION. I PRETEND NOT TO SEE THEM IN THE PARKING LOT AND DRIVE BY THE GROUP. I GO TO THE NEXT FLIGHT OF STEPS ABOUT 100 FEET AWAY. I MAKE IT SEEM LIKE THEY WILL COME DOWN FROM THERE. WHEELS , THE KIDS , AND FRIEND ALL SEEM PERPLEXED. I AM WAITING FOR ONE OF THEM TO WALK UP TO ME. MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AND KNOW ITS THEM CALLING ME. I TURN AROUND AND DRIVE TOWARDS THE GROUP WHILE GOING UP ON THE CURB. MY RUSE WAS EXPOSED BUT WE ALL LAUGHED. ALL OF THEM WERE THINKING , " WOW , HE IS AN IDIOT FOR NOT SEEING US. " THE FRIEND WANTS TO GO BACK TO POLAND NOW.

 I WAS TIRED FOR MOST OF THE DAY. BY 4:30PM I DECIDED TO JUST GO OUTSIDE AND START THE FIRE PIT. I SAT BY MYSELF FOR A LONG TIME. MY YOUNGEST AND POLAND FRIEND JOINED AROUND 5:30PM UNTIL ANOTHER FRIEND STOPPED BY WITH CHINESE FOOD FOR DINNER. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER.

 EARLIER I HAD A LARGE LATE LUNCH. SO FOR DINNER THEY ALL ATE WHILE I JUST CHILLED AT THE FIRE PIT FOR A 2ND TIME. I HAD MY SPOTIFY MUSIC GOING AND A SMALL GLASS OF WINE. I ENJOYED THIS DOWN TIME.

 INSIDE BY 8PM AND HANG WITH EVERYONE. WE PLAY TRIVIA GAMES USING OUR CELL PHONES AND THE TV. IT IS PRETTY COOL. I HANG OUT UNTIL ABOUT 11:30PM. IT WAS FUN. I SERVED CRACKERS AND CHEESE.

 ELDEST GOES ON A DATE WITH A GUY WHO JUST SAID HE CAN'T GET OVER HIS EX. 3 DAYS AGO WE DID A MOCK GOODBYE TOAST TO HIM. WITHIN ONE HOUR OUR ELDEST IS TEXTING US , " PLEASE CALL ME AND SAY I HAVE TO COME HOME. THIS GUY IS A CONSERVATIST....WE'RE DONE. " I AM NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANS BUT I ASSUMED A TRUMPSTER.

 FLYERS WIN IN OVERTIME AGAINST THE WORST TEAM IN THE NHL CALLED KRAKEN. WHAT THE HELL IS KRAKEN ? I WATCHED A REPLAY. KRAKEN SCORES TO GO UP 2 - 1 WITH 5 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME. THE ANNOUNCER IS SCREAMING WITH DELIGHT THAT THEY SCORED !!!! ONE MINUTE LATER , THE FLYERS SCORE TO TIE IT UP AND HE SAYS WITH A LOW MONOTONE VOICE......." FLYERS TIE GAME ". HE WAS EVEN MORE BLANDER WHEN THE FLYERS WON IN OVERTIME.

 OFF TO BED BY MIDNIGHT ANNNNNNNNNNNND MY C-PAP TUBE AND MASK BREAK. I USE SCOTCH TAPE TO GET ME THROUGH THE NIGHT. MAN , IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

  THURSDAY       12 - 30 - 21

  I FEEL WE ARE GOING TO GO THROUGH COVID PROTOCOL ALL F'N OVER AGAIN. THIS MEANS SHUTTING DOWN.

 LAST DAY TO VOTE AND HELP A LOCAL BAND CALLED MIDHEAVEN OUT. PLEASE VOTE - IT TAKE LIKE 11 SECONDS. COPY AND PASTE LINK BELOW , FOLLOW IT , VOTE....DONE. THEY SHOT THE VIDEO AT THE NAIL. ( I KNOW IT'S LONG.....JUST COPY & PASTE PLEASE AND VOTE )

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  I AM GETTING MORE CONCERNED WITH THIS DAMN COVID KICKING BACK IN SO I DECIDED TO DO SOME OUTSIDE WORK TO TAKE MY MIND OF IT FOR A LITTLE BIT. IT WAS NICE ENOUGH TO HAVE NO JACKET ON. HERE IS SOME COMPLETED PROJECTS :

 - RE-HUNG OUR OUTDOOR CAMERA AT THE TOP OF THE GARAGE AND TESTED.

 - STORED ALL FIRE PIT CHAIRS IN THE GARAGE.

 - CLEANED AND ORGANIZED GARAGE.

 - REMOVED ALL TOOLS TO LEAF BLEW THE VAN ( DON'T ASK )

 - MOVED FIRE PIT TO BACK OF GARAGE.

 - LEAF BLEW PATIO.

 - MOVED WOOD BENCH BACK TO PATIO.

 - CONSOLIDATED FIRE PIT WOOD AND RE-COVERED.

 - FIXED A GARAGE WINDOW TRIM.

 - REMOVED MOTORCYCLE BATTERY AND PLACED IN BASEMENT FOR TRICKLE CHARGING THROUGH OUT WINTER.

  YOUNGEST , WHEELS , AND FRIEND FROM POLAND HEAD TO CENTER CITY. THEY DROPPED OFF THE FRIEND AT 30TH STREET TRAIN STATION. WHEELS AND YOUNGEST DO LUNCH AT PENN VALLEY PUB WHERE YOU NEED RESERVATIONS AT 4PM. MUST BE NICE TO BE BUSY. THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD.

 DID YOU KNOW POLAND IS A 14 HOUR PLANE RIDE ?

 I GET SOME COMPUTER WORK DONE AFTER WORKING OUTSIDE. I ALSO HANG OUT WITH EVERYONE UNTIL 7PM.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL AT 7PM. FOR 2 HOURS I PREP FOR TOMORROW NIGHT'S NEW YEARS EVE PARTY. WE WILL RUN A 25 CENT ROLLING ROCK PONY SPECIAL. SHOW STARTS AT 7PM AND WE ARE REQUESTING MASKS AND VAX CARDS OR PROOF OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS.

 BY 9:30PM I JUST ROLL HOME. THE HOLIDAYS PLUS COVID INCREASE IS JUST DOWN RIGHT DEPRESSING.

 BACK HOME I REALLY HAVE A MUCH NEEDED FAMILY TIME. WE HANG OUT TOGETHER AND REALLY HAVE A GOOD TIME. I EVEN SAY TO WHEELS , " DID YOU EVER THINK WE BE DRINKING WITH OUR KIDS  ? "

 ALL OF US PLAYED PICTIONARY. I AM SO BAD. WE ALSO SHOT POOL AND LISTENED TO MUSIC. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 76ERS WITH A BIG WIN OVER BROOKLYN. EMBIID TALKS SHIT TO PLAYERS AND TELLS FANS TO GO HOME.......LOL.

 FLYERS TIE GAME WITH 4 MINUTES LEFT BUT LOSE IN OVERTIME......BLOW.

 WE END THE NIGHT WATCHING A DRUNK HISTORY. IT WAS GOOD , ENTERTAINING , AND INFORMATIVE.

 OFF TO BED WITH MY BROKEN SCOTCHED TAPED MASK.

 OH , I GAVE A CPAP MACHINE TO A FRIENDS' MOM. WHEELS DROPPED IT OFF.

 WITH ALL THIS COVID , VARIAN T, OMICRON , ASS-A-CRON......I THINK I WANT TO HEAD NORTH.

  FRIDAY    12 - 31 - 21

  AND LIKE THE YEAR COULD NOT GET ANY WORST , FUCKING BETTY WHITE DIES.   JESUS ....C'MON MAN ?

 IT WAS A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT EXCEPT FOR ME DRINKING TOO MUCH AND HAVING LATE NIGHT PIZZA.

 WHEELS AND I DRIVE TO A FRIENDS CAR COLLISION CENTER TO DROP OFF OUR VEHICLE TO BE WORKED ON. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE OUR FRIEND. I EVEN INVITED HIM TO A SUPER SUITE FOR A FLYERS GAME NEXT WEEK.

 WE STOP AT A BEER DISTRIBUTOR TO DROP OFF A CHECK. ONE CAR DRIVER WAS INSANELY NERVOUS. HE LITERALLY STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT. I ACTUALLY GOT OUT OF OUR CAR AND WALKED THE REST OF THE WAY TO THE BEER DISTRIBUTOR.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. WE TRY TO WATCH A MOVIE WITH THE ROCK CALLED JUNGLE CRUISE. SEVERAL OF US FELL A SLEEP.

 BY 6PM MY ELDEST AND I ARE HEADING TO THE NAIL FOR AN 8 ACT NEW YEARS EVE PARTY. THIS WOULD BE A VERY FUN NIGHT.

 WE ARRIVE AND SHOOT A GAME OF POOL AFTER SETTING UP. THE ACTS START ARRIVING. SOME MEMORABLE THINGS :

 - ALL FEMALE ACTS I JUST LOVE WATCHING. THREE OF THE 8 ACTS WERE FEMALE LED. THEY ARE ADORABLE AND REALLY GOOD.

 - FEMALE ACT IN BLACK LEATHER PANTS....WE THANK YOU. WE ALSO ADORE YOUR SONG WHERE EVERYONE STANDS ON ONE LEG.

 - THE FEMALE PATRON WHO SHOT POOL WITH THE BARTENDER AND SHOWED MORE SKIN THAN CLOTHES.....WE THANK YOU.

 - EVERYONE WAS IN A GOOD MOOD ESPECIALLY WITH THE 25 CENT ROLLING ROCK PONY SPECIAL.

 - THE ONE ACT NOT SHOWING UP........WE THANK YOU.

 - I WAS SURPRISED THAT MASKING UP AND SHOWING PROOF OF VACCINATION WENT QUITE SMOOTHLY. OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE COMING IN....ONLY ONE WAS AN ANTI-VAXXER. HE LEFT.

 - A TON OF FOOD ORDERS.

 - WATCHED THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES.....EH.

  THE CROWD WAS FUN AND SOME ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE GIRLS WERE HERE TONIGHT. THE BARTENDER TOLD ME 3 DIFFERENT TIMES , " I AM HAVING A GREAT TIME !! "

 WE DID THE MIDNIGHT COUNT DOWN WITH BAND OUROBOROS. AGAIN.....AN EXCELLENT SET BY THEM.

 I ROLL OUT BY 1AM AND CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST. I ASK HER WHAT SHE LIKE TO DO ? AND SHE SAYS , " LET'S GO UP THE STREET FOR A DRINK. "

 SO , AT HOME I HAD SOME PIZZA AND THAN WE WALKED UP THE STREET AT 1:30AM TO MEET OUR ELDEST AND 4 GIRL FRIENDS.....2 BARTENDING. THEY ARE ALL ADORABLE. I WAS TIRED BUT GLAD I DID IT.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH THE LAST EPISODE OF MONK. MAN , I MISS THAT SHOW.  I ALSO HAVE ANOTHER BEER AND A SLICE OF PIZZA. I HATE MYSELF.

 ELDEST COMES IN AT 2:30AM AND WE ALL HANG UNTIL 3AM. I MUST GO TO BED.

  SATURDAY     1 - 1 - 22

 I ASK , " SHOULD WE HEAD NORTH ? WHAT IS YOUR PERCENTAGES ? " MANY TIMES MYSELF AND FAMILY WOULD REPLY OUR ANSWERS.  IT RANGES FROM 70-80%. I RESPOND , " WE NEVER REPLY 100% UNTIL WE GET HERE. THAN IT'S ALWAYS A 100%........EVERY TIME ".  THIS PLACE IS NOTHING SHORT OF AWESOME.

 KINDA COOL - A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE WAS ON A REAL ESTATE MARKET TV SHOW.  IT'S ABOUT 2 BLOCKS FROM OUR HOUSE. I WAS HOPING THE VIDEO WOULD SHOW OUR HOME WHICH WOULD BLOW THEIR HOUSE OUT OF THE WATER. I SHOOK MY HEAD WHEN THE REALTOR SAID TO THE PERSPECTIVE COUPLE WITH KIDS , " IF YOU ARE NOT LOOKING FOR SIZE THAN THIS TINY PLACE IS THE RIGHT CHOICE. " THE COUPLE SMIRKED AT EACH OTHER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR SUNDAY NIGHT. WE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY NEW YEARS DAY. MY YOUNGEST RIDES WITH ME WHICH IS ALWAYS WONDERFUL.  WE LOAD BOOZE AND BEER FOR THE RIDE HOME.

 BACK HOME AROUND 11AM AND MY ELDEST AND WHEELS ARE PACKING. WE LOAD 2 CARS WITH WAY TOO MUCH STUFF.

 ON THE ROAD NORTH WITH 2 CARS. WHEELS IS DRIVING ONE AND ME THE OTHER. I BRING SOMETHING TO BOTH ENTERTAIN US , MAKE TIME GO FASTER , AND HELP WITH DRIVING TOGETHER..........WALKING TALKIES. SO NOW , DURING THE RIDE I TALK TO MY YOUNGEST THE ENTIRE RIDE. THIS MAKES THE RIDE SO MUCH MORE FUN. WE ALSO USE COMMANDS TO NAVIGATE BOTH CARS LIKE CHANGING A LANE.  I WOULD WALKIE-TALKIE THEM TO FOLLOW AND VICE VERSA.

 IT WAS SLIGHTLY RAINING AND FOGGY BUT WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME......UNDER 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES. I TOLD MY ELDEST WHO RODE WITH ME , " PEOPLE TALK ABOUT CABIN HOMES OR POCONOS VACATION HOMES THAT ARE 4 - 5 HOUR DRIVES AWAY. YOUR MOM AND I DID NOT WANT THAT AT ALL.....NEVER. WE WANTED SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS. BASICALLY IN 80 MINUTES , YOUR ARE IN THE POCONOS. I ALSO LOVE OUR PRIVATE / DEAD-END CUL-DE-SAC ROAD. ONLY 13 HOMES AND MAYBE 4 LIVE HERE FULL TIME. " AS I ALWAYS SAY TO RENTERS , " YOUR ENTIRE STAY YOU MAY SEE 3 PEOPLE AND MOST LIKELY IT IS THE SAME PERSON WALKING AROUND THE LAKE 3 TIMES. "

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST STOP AT WAWA TO PICK UP LUNCH. MY VAN DRIVES ON TO THE HOUSE. I DID DO A TEST. THESE WALKIE-TALKIES ARE SUPPOSE TO HAVE A RANGE OF 2-3 MILES. WELL , AS THEY PULLED INTO WAWA AND WE GOT UP ON THE 2ND HIGHWAY IT ONLY TOOK ABOUT 10 SECONDS UNTIL WE LOST A SIGNAL. THAT 2-3 MILE ADVERTISED SIGNAL IS ABOUT 2 BLOCKS.......BLOW.

 WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD.  WHEELS AND YOUNGEST ARRIVE ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER. WE HELP THEM UNLOAD. WE HAVE LUNCH AND IT WAS NICE TO BE HERE WITH EVERYONE. FUNNY.......THE WHOLE RIDE IT WAS OVERCAST AND RAINY. WE SIT FOR LUNCH AND THE SUN CAME OUT.

  WE MAKE OUR BEDS AND ACCESS THE LAST RENTER. NOT THE BEST CHECK-OUT AS THEY LEFT BREAD , POMEGRANATE CRANBERRY JUICE , ALARM OFF , WINDOWS UNLOCKED , ALARM OFF , AND SOME OTHER LITTLE THINGS 22 BULLET CASINGS ON THE DECK. YEP , SOMEDAY I WILL NOT RENT THIS HOUSE ANYMORE. IN MY MIND I PRETEND NO OPEN WAS HERE.

 I FIX MY CPAP MASK , CALL OUR SEPTIC TECH WHO WE WILL SETTLE UP WITH , CONSOLIDATE A PUNCH LIST ,  AND DO SOME OTHER LITTLE THINGS.

 OUR YOUNGEST AND WHEELS MAKE A WONDERFUL DINNER CALLED A SALMON BOWL. BASICALLY , GRILLED SPICED SALMON WITH RICE AND ALL KINDS OF OTHER LIQUID SPICES LIKE SALANDRA , SOY SAUCE , SESAME OIL AND EVEN A LITTLE SPOON OF MAYO. IT HAD A WONDERFUL FLAVOR AND OUR YOUNGEST SAYS HER AND ROOM MATES MAKE THIS ON OCCASION. THEY ADDED ITALIAN SOUP AND SOUR DOUGH TOO.

  NEXT , WE MAKE DRINKS AND MAN DID WE BRING UP A TON OF BOOZE. IT IS A NICE LITTLE LUXURY TO OWN A BAR AND I FIGURED , " WHY THE HELL NOT ? WE JUST BRING IT BACK TO THE NAIL WHEN DONE. " OUR YOUNGEST MADE WHITE RUSSIANS AND CROWN APPLE / SPRITE / POMEGRANATE. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 WE USED OUR ROKU TV TO ACCESS OUR SPOTIFY PLAY LIST. MAN THE MUSIC IS EXCELLENT. WE PLAYED CARDS , MADE JOKES , AND I GET CUT UP AS ALWAYS. WE PLAY DIFFERENT CARD GAMES LIKE 7'S , OLD MAID , PRESIDENT , HEARTS , WAR , HIGH/LOW , AND KNOCK RUMMY FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. IT WAS NICE ALL OF US CHILLING TOGETHER.

 WE END THE NIGHT AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED SPACE JAM : A NEW LEGACY. IT STARRED  LEBRON JAMES AND ALOT OF OTHER FAMOUS ACTORS WHO DID VOICE OVERS. IN A " KID " STATE OF MIND THE MOVIE WAS GOOD. I ACTUALLY LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT LEAST 3 TIMES OR MORE. THAN AGAIN I AM A BIG DAFFY DUCK , BUGS BUNNY , AND LOONEY TUNE FAN.

 I HEAD TO BED AND TAKE SOME " HIT THE HAY " SLEEP DROPLETS. I SLEPT OKAY.

   SUNDAY      1 - 2 - 22

 YOUR PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE IN THE PLAY-OFFS !!! THIS IS NOT BIG NEWS BUT IT MAKES ME HAPPY ALONG WITH SOME FAMILY I WAS TEXTING THE ENTIRE GAME. IT WAS A NERVOUS GAME AGAIN AS THE EAGLES CAME BACK AND WON 20 - 16. THEY WERE DOWN 16 -7 AT HALFTIME. THEY STOPPED WASHINGTON ON OUR 30 YARD LINE WITH A GREAT INTERCEPTION IN THE END ZONE.  FROM A TEAM PREDICTED BY ALL THE " EXPERTS " TO COME IN LAST OR NEXT TO LAST PLACE WE ARE NOW IN THE PLAY-OFFS AT 9 - 7 WITH ONE GAME TO GO.

 SUNDAY'S EAGLES / COWASS GAMES HAS BEEN FLEXED TO SATURDAY NIGHT.

 IT IS ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT HERE. WE HAVE SEEN ZERO PEOPLE IN 2 DAYS. IF THERE WAS A WAY TO AVOID THE COVID SPREADNESS THIS IS IT.

 OH , THE NAIL MARQUEE FOR THE WEEK - " HAPPY NEW YEAR  -- EXCEPT COVID -- YOU'RE STILL A DICK "

  WHEELS AND KIDS GO TO DOLLAR STORE AND THRIFT SHOP ( MOST EXPENSIVE THRIFT SHOP I KNOW ). THE BEST DEAL WAS A $1 PURCHASE BY MY YOUNGEST. WORST PURCHASE - WHEELS BOUGHT AN EAGLES SHIRT FOR $10. THAT IS ACTUALLY OKAY. THE ONLY PROBLEM......IT SAYS " BRADFORD ".  WHEELS ASKED ME WHO IS BRADFORD ? I DROPPED MY HEAD AND SAID , " OH WHEELS , SAM BRADFORD WAS NOT A GOOD SHIRT PURCHASE. "

 MEANWHILE I WATCH THE EAGLES VS WASHINGTON. OF COURSE THEY TORTURE US BUT CAME OUT WITH AN EXCITING WIN. MERRILL REESE WAS HILARIOUS AS ALWAYS. 

 AFTER THE GAME I DO SOME PROJECTS -- SECURED 2 WALL SECTIONS OF WAINSCOTING, FIXED A DRIVEWAY LIGHT BY SHAKING IT VIGOROUSLY ( THEY ARE MY NEMESIS HERE ) , CHECK HOT WATER HEATER , CHECKED MOUSE TRAPS ( ALL CLEAR FOR 2 WEEKS - WE KILLED AN ENTIRE FAMILY IN 24 HOURS. MY KID SAID , " IT WAS LIKE A MURDER SCENE ) , CHECKED ATTIC FOR FLYING SQUIRRELS ( MY YOUNGEST HELPED AND WASN'T HAPPY ABOUT IT....NO SQUIRRELS ) , CHECKED 3 BABY GATES BROUGHT HERE ( ALL FREE FROM FB MARKETPLACE ) , REPLACED A TV REMOTE , REMOVED A SECURITY MOTION SENSOR ( TALKED TO 2 ADT TECHS AND A COUSIN ) , AND SOME OTHER THINGS.

 FUNNY - TALKED TO 2 ADT TECHS AND BOTH SAID WE COULD NOT CONTINUE UNTIL WE GAVE THE 6 LETTER PASSWORD. I COULD NOT FIND IT NOR REMEMBER IT.  THE 2ND TECH WAS VERY COOL AND I MADE HER LAUGH SEVERAL TIMES AS I JOKED. SHE EVEN FELT BAD FOR US. I GO THROUGH OUR PASSWORD BOOK AND AT THE VERY LAST PAGE THE POSSIBLE 6 LETTER WORD POPPED INTO MY LITTLE BRAIN..........W H E E L S.  THE TECH LAUGHED AND SO DID WHEELS AND I.

 YOUNGEST VIDEOS A 6 POINT BUCK.

 AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL DINNER. WE RECEIVED OMAHA STEAKS WRAPPED IN BACON FROM MY PARENTS FOR CHRISTMAS. SO WHILE I GRILLED THEM ( LOVE BBQ'S !!! ) WHEELS MADE HUGE SHRIMP , POTATOES , STRING BEANS , AND A VERY GOOD BÉARNAISE SAUCE. ALL OF US SAT TOGETHER , LISTENED TO MUSIC , AND CHILLED. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

 ALL OF US PLAY XBOX TRIVIA GAMES VIA THE TV. I AM SO BAD AT THESE GAMES. IT AMAZES ME STUFF YOU CAN DO USING THE TV , CELL PHONES , AND CONTROLLERS.

  WE PAY FOR A MOVIE......$3.99. I DON'T LIKE PAYING FOR ANY MOVIES SINCE WE HAVE 10 STREAMING SERVICES WITH ACCESS TO 1000'S OF SHOWS. . BUT , IT WAS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOVIE CALLED THE COMMITMENTS. IT WAS GOOD WITH GREAT MUSIC.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED FOR SHE HAS TO WORK TOMORROW. I HANG WITH THE KIDS. OUR ELDEST MAKES LATE NIGHT FOOD WHILE MY YOUNGEST AND I SHARE A GUINNESS STOUT. IT WAS KINDA COOL. I ALSO LOOKED UP THE INGREDIENTS OF THE BEER. DID YOU KNOW GUINNESS IS THE 3RD MOST HEALTHIEST BEER FOR YOU ?

 OFF TO BED AROUND 1AM. I SLEPT DECENT. I TRULY LOVE BEING HERE.

  MONDAY      1 - 3 - 22

 I JUST DON'T WANT TO LEAVE.

  THIS IS GOOD AND BAD...........WHEELS SET'S UP HER HUGE NETWORK OF COMPUTERS AND MONITORS LAST NIGHT SO SHE CAN JUST LOG-IN FOR WORK THE NEXT MORNING. ALL HER WORK STUFF LITERALLY TAKES UP MORE THAN HALF OF THE MAIN ROOM TABLE. THIS MORNING SHE LOGS-IN AND STARTS CONTACTING FELLOW EMPLOYEES. THIS IS NORMAL EXCEPT THIS TIME NO ONE IS RESPONDING UNTIL ONE WORKER SAYS , " ISN'T IT A COMPANY VACATION DAY ? " YEP , WHEELS WAS OFF TODAY.

 AS SOON AS SHE SAID SHE WAS OFF I SAID , " WHY DON'T YOU AND I GO OUT TO BREAKFAST TOGETHER ? " SHE INSTANTLY SAYS YES.  IT WAS EARLY SO I DIDN'T THINK THE KIDS WERE UP BUT I SENT AN OBLIGATORY TEXT. TO MY SURPRISE AND HAPPINESS THEY BOTH WANTED TO GO.

 WE DRIVE TO WHITE HAVEN DINER ( BEST DINER EVER ). WE GET A CORNER LARGE TABLE BOOTH AWAY FROM EVERYONE. I SWEAR THIS PLACE IS THE BEST. HUGE ORDERS , VERY GOOD FOOD,  UNLIMITED COFFEE , AND SUPER CHEAP. I LOVED THAT THE GIRLS GOT UP TO GO WITH US. OH , THE GIRLS BOUGHT WHITE HAVEN DINER TEE-SHIRTS. THERE IS A PICTURE ON THE SHIRTS OF A HUGE ANIMATED BURGER PERSON. THEY ARE KNOWN FOR GIGANTIC BURGERS.

 OH , I DID HAVE SOME DIFFICULTY GETTING OUT OF OUR BOOTH AS MY BELLY PUSHED AGAINST THE TABLE AS I GOT UP TO LEAVE. YES , THE TABLE MOVED ABOUT 4 FEET. YES , I FELT EXTRA FAT.

 STOP AT HARDWARE STORE TO PICK-UP A MOTION DETECTOR BATTERY. WE ALSO STOP AT LOCAL MARKET FOR MILK AND COOKIES.

 BACK AT HOME I TALK MY COUSIN WHO IS A SECURITY TECH. HE SHOWS ME HOW TO FIX OUR ALARM SYSTEM AND MOTION DETECTOR. THE 2 ADT TECHS SAID , " NOTHING CAN BE DONE. " I WILL NOW HOOK UP MY COUSIN WITH A WEEKEND HERE OF FISHING. OH , I BROKE A PART ON THE MOTION DETECTOR THINKING IT WAS RELEASE HANDLE FOR A BATTERY COMPARTMENT. OF COURSE I BROKE IT.

 I CALL INSTALL AMERICA WHO PUT IN 12 WINDOWS HERE ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE WINDOWS EXCEPT.......THE CHEAPIE PLASTIC TILT LATCH FOR THE TILT-DOWN FEATURE.  A TOTAL OF 4 BROKE WHILE I CLEANED THE WINDOWS. A PIVOT BAR BROKE IN ANOTHER WINDOW. TO MY SURPRISE THEY ARE SENDING A TECH OUT TO LOOK AND/OR FIX THEM.

 SINCE WHEELS WAS OFF WE DECIDE TO DO A FAIRLY BIG PROJECT TODAY. WHEELS LAYS A NEW FLOOR WHICH MEANS MOVING THE FRIDGE , A CABINET DIVIDER , A BASEBOARD HEATER , 2 FLOOR STRIPS , A KITCHEN ENTRANCE DOOR , AND A DISHWASHER PANEL. OH , AND WE CLEANED AS MUCH AS WE COULD BECAUSE WHO KNOWS THE NEXT TIME IT WILL BE MOVED. THE VASES AND ORNAMENTS ON TOP OF THE KITCHEN WALL CABINETS SOOOOOOO NEEDED CLEANING.

 BY 5PM WE WERE DONE.

 LAST NIGHT OUR ELDEST MADE SUGGESTIONS ABOUT RELIEVING MIGRAINE HEADACHES TO HER UNCLE. HE TEXTED HER THIS MORNING SAYING THE SUGGESTIONS WORKED.

 AT 5PM WE HAVE A VERY NICE DINNER LISTENING TO MUSIC OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. IT IS GLORIOUS HERE. I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE.

 NEXT WE MOVE TO THE SECTIONAL COUCH AND PLAY VIDEO TRIVIA GAMES , BOARD GAMES , AND CARD GAMES. I ALWAYS FEEL BAD ON HOW STUPID I AM BUT TO HAVE ALL OF US HANGING TOGETHER IS A PARENT'S ONLY JOY.

 76ERS WITH A WIN.

 EAGLES DO NOT KNOW THERE OPPONENT YET FOR THE PLAYOFFS. THERE IS A STILL A NUMBER OF POSSIBILITIES. OH , IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN EAGLES HISTORY THEY MADE THE PLAY-OFFS STARTING AT 2 - 5.

 I START WATCHING THE FIRST THIRD OF A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE AMAZING JONATHAN. I WAS A BIG FAN OF HIS. IT STARTED OUT FUN BUT TURNED DEPRESSING AND EVEN DICK-ISH. I NEED TO WATCH MORE FOR A FULL ANALOGY.

 WE END THE NIGHT WATCHING FROZEN 2. I HAVE TO SAY THIS 1.5 BILLION DOLLAR GROSSING MOVIE WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. TO KEEP ME INVOLVED WAS AN ATTRIBUTE TO THE WRITERS AND STORY LINE.

 FROZEN , THE FIRST MOVIE , GROSSED 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS.

 I TRY A LITTLE " SMOKING " TO HELP ME SLEEP. I EVEN TAKE A SLEEPING PILL TO ADD TO THE HELP. I WAS BASICALLY UP ON THE HOUR EVERY HOUR. I FINALLY GOT UP AT 8:15AM. THIS IS NORMALLY A RARE LATE TIME FOR ME TO GET OUT OF BED BUT SINCE I WAS UP EVERY HOUR EITHER PEEING OR THINKING 8:15AM WAS NOT THE BEST.

 STILL.........I AM ABSOLUTELY ENJOYING EVERY SINGLE SECOND WITH WHEELS AND THE KIDS HERE.

  WEDNESDAY      1 - 4 - 22

 " I WANT TO SEE A DIFFERENT ANIMAL........"

 POSTED PICTURES OF WHEELS LAYING A NEW KITCHEN FLOOR ON FACEBOOK.  IT WAS SURPRISING TO SEE HOW MUCH FAMILY AND HAVERTOWN FRIENDS REACTED TO IT. I MEAN DOES EVERYONE HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT ON HEATHERWOOD AND PICKWICK ROADS ? IT WAS LIKE RE-LIVING MY BULLETIN PAPER ROUTE.

 SOME MORE LITTLE PROJECTS WERE DONE TODAY BUT MY FAVORITE WAS DRIVING AROUND THE 2 DEVELOPMENTS WITH MY YOUNGEST , ELDEST , AND PUP. I LET MY YOUNGEST DRIVE TO PRACTICE. WE WERE ALL OVER THIS DEVELOPMENT. WE SAW , TOOK PICTURES , AND VIDEOED OVER 60 DEER , 5 BUCKS , 2 CATS ( ONE WAS POOPING ) , A VERY LARGE BLACK CROW , SQUIRRELS , PEOPLE FIRE-PITTING , COOL HOMES , AND 3 TURKEYS.  I ASKED MY KIDS , " I REALLY WANT TO SEE A DIFFERENT ANIMAL ". WITHIN 30 SECONDS WE SAW 3 WILD TURKEYS.

 ALSO , IT WAS VERY COOL DRIVING UP AUTUMN MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT. A HOME BUILT ON THE EDGE WAS SO COOL. IT OVERLOOKED MILES OF WOODS AND TREES.

 BACK HOME WE LOAD UP A CAR AND OUR ELDEST DRIVES BACK HOME. SHE HAS TO WORK TOMORROW. SHE DID GO OUT TO SOME LOCAL PUBS AND WON A BINGO GAME OF $175.....AGAINST OUR ADVICE.

 I DECIDE I LIKE TO SEE HOW MANY FREE STREAMING TV CHANNELS COMES WITH OUR ROKU TV. I DID THIS BEFORE BUT KINDA FORGET. IT TOOK ME OVER AN HOUR TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THE STATIONS.......DAMN. I DID THIS BECAUSE OUR REGULAR TV PACKAGE ONLY HAS 20 CHANNELS NOW. I CUT OUR MONTHLY BILL IN HALF BY GETTING RID OF 2/3'S OF THE CHANNELS WHICH I DO TOTALLY MISS.

 I FINISH WATCHING A DOCUMENTARY ON THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN. IT ENDS UP GOOD AND INTRIGUING.

 A NICE DINNER OF SPAGHETTI AND MUSSELS. WE CHILL AND LISTEN TO MUSIC. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW AWESOME IT IS TO BE HERE.

 I TALK TO SOME BROTHERS , MY DAD , A FRIEND , AND A COUSIN.  MY BROTHER CALLED TO THANK MY ELDEST FOR THE TIPS ON TREATING A MIGRAINE HEADACHE. ALL SEEMED TO WORK AND HE WAS FEELING MUCH BETTER. I ASKED HIM TO CALL OUR ELDEST....AND HE DID.

  WE SETTLE IN WITH THE PUP AND BLANKETS. WE WATCH 2 MOVIES......FROZEN AND COCO. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD. 

 I STAYED UP LATE NIGHT WITH MY YOUNGEST. SHE PET THE PUP AND I MASSAGED HER FEET THE ENTIRE MOVIE. AGAIN , SUPER ENJOYING THESE MOMENTS.

 I HAVE ASKED OUR YOUNGEST MULTIPLE TIMES , " IF YOU LIKE TO TAKE A GAP YEAR FROM COLLEGE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH ME AND THE PUP I WILL NOT GO AGAINST THAT DECISION ".  SHE ROLLED HER EYES AND SAID " NO " EVERY TIME. I THAN ASKED , " WELL , WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGES OF YOU TAKING OFF A SEMESTER FROM 0 - 100 ? " SHE ROLLS HER EYES AND SAYS , " ZERO PERCENT ".  WE GIGGLE.

 OFF TO BED AND I HELP OUR YOUNGEST SET UP IN A LARGER BEDROOM SINCE HER SISTER ROLLED HOME. THE PUP WOULD JOIN HER.

 WE SAW WILDWOOD GOT 12+ INCHES OF SNOW AND WE GOT ZERO HERE. AGAIN.......WINNING.  IT IS MAGNIFICENT AND I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE.

  I HEAR SNOW ON FRIDAY AT HOME. OF COURSE , IT'S A FRIDAY WITH BANDS PLAYING.

 I SLEPT DECENT TO GOOD. UP AT 6:45AM TO WALK AND FEED THE PUP.

  WEDNESDAY       1 - 5 - 22

 ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY. IT IS COLD BUT NOT COLD COLD + WIND. WE PLAYED WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE AND CHASED HER. IT IS QUITE ENTERTAINING.

 FINALLY FOUND OUT HOW TO ACCESS THE FREE STREAMING CHANNELS MUCH FASTER AND A TV GUIDE. IT ONLY TOOK 2 YEARS.

 COVID , OMICRON , VARIANT........CASES ARE POPPING UP AT A RECORD PACE NOT ONLY IN THE U.S. BUT WORLDWIDE.  THIS IS DEPRESSING AND MOST LIKELY NEVER END. IT TRULY IS AMAZING THAT IN THIS DAY AND MODERN AGE WE CAN NOT CONTROL IT.

 DID SOME SMALL PROJECTS TODAY BUT NOTHING TOO HARD.

 6 DAYS AND WE SAW ONE PERSON WALKING 2 DOGS.

  SOME MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS TOO. EACH TIME OVER THE LAKE.....PRETTY COOL.

 DINNER AT CHARLIE WEAVER'S.....ALWAYS PHENOMENAL. IT WAS VERY NICE CHILLING WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST.

 I PLAY OR MAKE JOKES WITH OUR KIDS ABOUT 100 TIMES A DAY. 

 BACK HOME THE PUP IS SO HAPPY TO SEE US. IT IS VERY HEARTWARMING. I BELIEVE ANIMALS LOVE US MORE THAN THEMSELVES.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED MALEFICENT. IT STARS ANGELA JOLIE , MICHELLE PFEIFFER , AND MORE. WE LIKED IT. DAKOTA FANNING'S SISTER ELLE PLAYS THE LEAD AND EVEN JOLIE'S DAUGHTER IS IN THE MOVIE.

 I STAY UP LATE NIGHT AND MY YOUNGEST SURPRISES ME BY SAYING , " WHY DON'T WE WATCH SOME EPISODES OF DRUNK HISTORY WITH CHILLED SAMBUCA ? " A TEAR ROLLED DOWN MY FACE.

 WE ALSO PLAYED CARDS ( KNOCK RUMMY ) WHILE FACETIMING OUR ELDEST. THIS GAME ALWAYS MAKES ME THINK OF OUR FRIEND WALTER FROM BERMUDA. HE TAUGHT US THE GAME.

 WE END THE NIGHT PLAYING WITH THE PUP AND APPLYING OINTMENT ON HER PAWS. WE SNUGGLED WITH HER FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS. THIS DOG REALLY KNOWS HOW TO RELAX.

 OFF TO BED , SLEPT DECENT. FRIGGIN' LOVE IT HERE.

 OH , ONE MORE VISUAL OF MY LIFE. IT'S OFFICIAL.......I AM SO FAT NOW I CAN NOT WIPE MY ASS.  IF I WAS A GYMNAST IT STILL BE IMPOSSIBLE. I CONTORT MY BODY LIKE GUMBY.....A LEG ON THE TOILET TANK LID , A FOOT ON THE JACUZZI , A HAND ON THE WALL , AND LEAN FORWARD LIKE A GIRAFFE AT A WATERING HOLE. I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION IT IS JUST IMPOSSIBLE TO REACH MY OWN ASS.

 THURSDAY    1 - 6 - 22

 A LITTLE ADDENDUM TO THE VERY LAST PARAGRAPH OF YESTERDAYS BLOG. ( SEE ABOVE - IN YELLOW )

 WELP , WE SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR CLEANING THE HOUSE AND LOADING THE VAN. WE LOCK UP AND EXIT THE DRIVEWAY ON TO LAKE DRIVE TO HEAD HOME. I AM NOT 50 FEET FROM THE DRIVEWAY AND I SAY , " I WILL CLOSE THE NAIL TONIGHT TO STAY ONE MORE DAY. " BOTH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST AGREE TO STAY ANOTHER NIGHT.

 I POSTED SILLY VIDEOS OF DEER , BUCKS , TURKEYS , AND MORE ON FACEBOOK. YES , I MAKE A FOOL OF MYSELF AND JOKE WITH THE KIDS IN ALL 4 VIDEOS POSTED. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE PEOPLE LAUGHED.

 WHEELS AND I WATCHED " MAYBE NEXT YEAR ( COULD ALSO BE CALLED MAYBE THIS YEAR - A LITTLE CONFUSING ). AS A DIE HARD EAGLES FAN I ENJOYED IT. THERE WERE DEFINITELY SOME FACTORS I WOULD OF CHANGED AND CERTAINLY ADDED IN THE PARADE AND JASON KELSEY'S SPEECH BUT.........THEY DIDN'T. IT WAS STILL GOOD " IF " YOU'RE AN EAGLES FAN.

 SPEAKING OF THE EAGLES. WITH ONE GAME REMAINING WE STILL HAVE NO CLUE WHO WE PLAY IN THE 1ST ROUND. IT COULD BE TAMPA BAY , ARIZONA , RAMS , OR COWASSES. PEOPLE ARE SAYING THE BUCS ARE THE BEST CHANCE OF A WIN SINCE THEY HAVE A TON OF INJURIES.

 WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME COMIGN HOME EVEN WITH A STOP IN PLYMOUTH MEETING. YES , FB MARKETPLACE STRUCK AGAIN. WHEELS TOLD ME WE HAVE NO WINE GLASSES AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. WE NOW HAVE 9 .....FOR FREE.

 UNLOAD AND WE HAVE MINELLA'S FOR LUNCH. MY YOUNGEST AND I TAKE THE RIDE TO PICK UP THE FOOD.

 I WAS OFFERED A FLYER'S TICKET IN A BOX SUITE FOR SATURDAY'S GAME AGAINST SAN JOSE. SINCE ALL 4 BANDS CANCELLED ON SATURDAY I WILL GO WITH WHEELS AND 2 FRIENDS. OH , FLYERS LOST TONIGHT 6 - 2.....BLOW.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I AM NOT EXPECTING MUCH SINCE COVID IS SPREADING THE WORST IT HAS BEEN IN 2 YEARS AND THEY FOUND ANOTHER VARIANT. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE WALKING DEAD. TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH......I WOULD NOT CARE. I BE A GOOD ZOMBIE.

 PRESIDENT BIDEN SPEAKS TO THE NATION. HE MENTIONS " FORMER PRESIDENT " 17 TIMES AND NEVER SAYS HIS NAME.  I WILL WRITE IT.....TRUMP.

 AT THE NAIL I CAN'T WATCH THE FLYERS BECAUSE THE GAME IS BLACKED OUT. I AM GLAD BECAUSE THEY BLOW.

 ABOUT 10 REGULARS COME IN TO EXCHANGE CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND THE NAIL GOT A BOX OF COOKIES.

 WE SET UP THE DRUM KIT AND OPEN MIC PERFORMS. SOME PEOPLE COMING IN ENJOYED IT. THE 2 SMOKE SHOW GIRLS WERE MY FAVORITE. MY GOD TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.

 IT ACTUALLY PAINS ME TO SEE YOUNG GOOD LOOKING GIRLS. WHEN THEY SEE ME I TRULY FEEL THEY THINK , " IF WE GIVE HIM A PEANUT MAYBE HE'LL GO BACK TO HIS HERD. "

 BY MIDNIGHT EVERYONE ROLLS. I DO TOO. I HAD A GOOD TIME.

AT HOME I CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST. WE HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH SOME EPISODES OF DRUNK HISTORY. THEY WERE VERY ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE. EARLIER WHEELS AND YOUNGEST WATCHED RESPECT. THE STORY OF ARETHA FRANKLIN. THEY SAID IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 SPENT SOME TIME MACGYVERING MY CPAP MACHINE. IT WORKED FOR 24 HOURS. THIS MORNING I GOT UP AND IT WAS NOT WORKING THE BEST.......BLOW.

   FRIDAY       1 - 7 - 22

  HEARING THE LAUGHTER -- RE-CONTACTING WITH A COUSIN TOTALLY MADE MY DAY................LAST STORY.

 NAIL - 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS WILL BE PUT ON ORDER. EMAIL US NAME YOU LIKE ON YOUR SHIRT AND SIZE ( $20 ). WE DO THIS EVERY 5 YEARS AND I FEEL THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME.

YES , I TOO , AM STILL WRITING 2021 INSTEAD OF 2022.

  TO MY SURPRISE THIS WAS A FUN DAY.....FOR THE MOST PART.

GOOGLE UPDATES ME ON " SEARCHES " OF THE NAIL. THE MONTH OF DECEMBER WE HAD OVER 13,000 SEARCHES , CONTACTS , WEBSITE VIEWS , AND MORE. MY QUESTION IS ......CAN THESE PEOPLE COME TO THE NAIL ?......PLEASE.

 ABOUT 5 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN THE EARLY WEE HOURS. I AM SO GLAD I GOT MY SNOW BLOWER TUNED UP IN THE SUMMER. IT STARTED RIGHT UP AND I PLOWED OUR DRIVEWAY AND STEP AREAS IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES. IT WORKED PERFECT. I DID NOT DO NEIGHBORS OR RENTAL PROPERTIES. 

  OFF TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST. WE SPEND ABOUT 15 MINUTES SHOVELING THE NAIL. I SHOVELED FROM OUR FRONT STOOP TO THE SEPTA LOT. I RETURNED AND HELP FINISH THE FRONT. AGAIN....DONE IN 15 MINUTES. THERE WAS BARELY 2 INCHES AND IT WAS THE LIGHT SNOW.

 OH , ALSO GLAD I ORGANIZED MY GARAGE A MONTH AGO. I LET MY KID'S FRIEND STORE HIS MOTORCYCLE NEXT TO MINE AND THOUGHT I MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY GETTING MY SNOW BLOWER OUT....ENDED UP ALL GOOD.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE SETTLE IN. I TRY TO NAP BUT TO NO AVAIL. I END UP WATCHING 4 EPISODES OF LETTERKENNY. THE EPISODE OF THE GUYS GETTING A PROSTRATE EXAMINATION WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 WE ORDER A PIZZA AND SOME CHINESE.  MY YOUNGEST AND I THAN HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR THE SHOW.

 WHEELS HAS FAMILY OVER. THEY CHILL TO PLAY CARDS AND HAVE A COUPLE OF LIBATIONS.

 WITH BANDS CANCELLING LEFT AND RIGHT I THOUGHT FOR SURE THIS RE-BUILT NIGHT ON 1 WEEK'S NOTICE BE A VERY PEACEFUL NIGHT........IT ENDED UP ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

 THE 3 ACTS TONIGHT WERE SO MUCH FUN.  WE HAD A GOOD CROWD FOR WHAT WE THOUGHT WOULD BE A SLOW NIGHT DUE TO SNOW AND COVID ELEVATIONS. IT WAS AWESOME.  EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL AND I LOVE WORKING WITH THE BARTENDERS.

 ONE OF THE FUNNEST REPETITIVE MOMENTS WAS SO MANY ADORABLE GIRLS SINGING AND DANCING TO OUR HOUSE MUSIC. IT MADE MY NIGHT TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE SINGING AND DANCING. THIS IS WHAT I TRY TO ACHIEVE EVERY WEEKEND HERE. EVEN MORE ENTERTAINING WAS WHEN I OPENED THE FRONT DOOR PEOPLE OUTSIDE WERE SINGING THE SONG PEOPLE WERE SINGING INSIDE. IT WAS SO COOL !! I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED THIS EVENING.

 76ERS WIN....6 STRAIGHT GAMES SO FAR.

 WE ROLL HOME AFTER MIDNIGHT.  MY YOUNGEST AND I DECIDE TO SHOOT POOL IN THE BASEMENT , HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS , AND LISTEN TO MUSIC. AGAIN , I CHERISH EVERY SECOND WITH THIS YOUNG ADULT. SHE IS REALLY LIKING SHOOTING POOL WHICH I ADORE.

 BY 2:30AM WE DECIDE TO HEAD BACK UPSTAIRS. I THINK WE SAID , " ONE MORE GAME " 5 TIMES. WE USUALLY END THE NIGHT WATCHING DRUNK HISTORY WHICH IS PRETTY FUNNY AND INFORMATIVE. BUT TONIGHT , WE WATCH PROFESSIONAL POOL PLAYERS. I INSTANTLY DOWNLOAD THE BILLIARDS CHANNEL. IT WORKED PERFECT BECAUSE ON OF MY FAVORITE PLAYERS IS EFREN " THE MAGICIAN " REYES. WE HAPPENED TO FIND HIS 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST A VERY TALENTED GERMAN PLAYER. I WANTED MY YOUNGEST TO SEE HOW PROFESSIONALS USE BALL SPEED , DEFENSE , AND ENGLISH TO WIN GAMES. WE STAYED UP PAST 3AM.

 OFF TO BED AND BASICALLY CRASHED RIGHT AWAY.

 LAST STORY :

 SOMETIMES YOU MISS CERTAIN PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE. AS WE ALL KNOW TIME SEEMS TO SPEED BY SO FAST YOU TEND TO JUST FORGET ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS AND CONCENTRATE ON YOUR OWN THINGS IN LIFE. I MEAN GETTING MARRIED , KIDS , JOBS , ETC.  THE FUNNY THING IS HOW THE COSMIC STARS SOMETIMES ALIGN.

 OVER THE YEARS , ON OCCASION , I SEARCH A COUSIN OF MINE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. I REALLY ENJOYED HER COMPANY AND SHE ALWAYS LAUGHS SO HARD AT ALL MY SILLY JOKES. SHE HAS A HEART OF GOLD , ALWAYS POSITIVE , AND A DOWNRIGHT GOOD HUMAN BEING. WE NEED MORE OF HER ON THIS PLANET. I WISH I HAD A 100 OF HER.

  ANYWAY , JUST 2 DAYS AGO , WHILE AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE I TRIED TO FIND HER ON FACEBOOK. I COULD NOT.

   HER PARENTS ARE MY GOD PARENTS. IT'S FUNNY HOW I WAS JUST THINKING OF HER. MAYBE THERE IS A MIND MELD THING US HUMANS DO KNOT KNOW ABOUT. THEY SAY WE ONLY USE 10% OF OUR BRAIN......WHICH IS A MYTH BY THE WAY.

 TODAY I GET A CALL AND I INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE HER VOICE. I TRULY FEEL IT HAS BEEN 20+ YEARS SINCE I LAST TALKED TO HER. I ENJOYED OUR CONVERSATION FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES OR MORE. OF COURSE , I HAD HER LAUGHING MOST OF THE TIME. IT WAS A WONDERFUL RE-UNION VIA PHONE. IT ENDS UP SHE IS STILL IN THE AREA AND THE REASON FOR THE CALL WAS SHE IS GETTING MARRIED TO A GUY SHE SAYS IS ALOT LIKE ME. THE FUN THING IS SHE SENT ME PICTURES AND THIS FIANCÉE SEEMS TO HAVE A FUN RUCKUS FAMILY LIKE OURS AND IN THE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS. IN FACT , A VERY LARGE PROMINENT LOCAL BUSINESS THAT HANDLES BIG PROJECTS LIKE SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES. I FELT ZERO TIME PASSED WHEN TALKING AND REMINISCING WITH HER.

 HER WEDDING IS MIDWEEK WHICH IS PERFECT FOR ME. I AM PRETTY SURE SHE PURPOSELY MADE THE DATE OF THE CEREMONY MID-WEEK SO I COULD ATTEND. OK , MAYBE NOT. MY WEEKENDS ARE RARELY AVAILABLE SINCE WE ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE BANDS AT THE NAIL ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS. I SEND OUT A GROUP TEXT TO FAMILY SAYING HER DATE OF MARRIAGE AND IT IS RIGHT HERE IN OUR AREA AT A VERY PRESTIGIOUS MAGNIFICENT ESTABLISHMENT. EVEN IF SHE WASN'T GETTING MARRIED THIS IS A PLACE I WANT TO VISIT. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO RE-CONNECTING WITH MY COUSIN AND SHE SAYS MY KIDS CAN GO TO. THEY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT BIG TIME. MY YOUNGEST ENJOYED LISTENING IN ON THE PHONE CONVERSATION TOO. SHE GIGGLED AS I MADE MY COUSIN LAUGH.  TECHNICALLY , SHE IS NOT BLOOD BUT MY FATHER AND HER FATHER WERE BEST OF BEST OF BEST FRIENDS. HER FATHER PASSED AWAY DECADES AGO AND TO THIS DAY MY DAD STILL TALKS ABOUT HIM. MY FATHER AND MOTHER WERE SO EXCITED TO BE INVITED TO HIS BEST FRIEND'S DAUGHTERS WEDDING. I WAS HAPPY FOR MY DAD AS HE SAID , " MY BEST FRIEND WOULD WANT ME TO SEE HIS DAUGHTER MARRIED."

 ON A SAD NOTE -  HER FATHER PASSED MANY YEARS AGO AND IT WAS A MOMENT I WILL NEVER FORGET IN MY LIFE TIME. THE DAY MY COUSIN'S DAD PASSED MY AUNT CALLED OUR HOUSE HYSTERICAL. I RACED OVER TO THEIR HOUSE AND ARRIVED AS THE PARAMEDICS ARRIVED. MY AUNT WAS SO DISTRAUGHT AND UNDERSTANDABLY SO. MY UNCLE HAD PASSED AND THE PARAMEDICS WERE CARRYING HIM DOWNSTAIRS TO THE AMBULANCE. AS I HELD MY AUNT SHE CRIES TO ME , " I NEED TO GET HIS WEDDING RING.......PLEASE. " I TELL HER TO WAIT IN THE KITCHEN AND I WALK TO THE FRONT DOOR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRCASE. I STOP THE PARAMEDICS AND ASK IF I CAN REMOVE HIS WEDDING WING. IT IS A MOMENT I WILL NEVER FORGET. THEY UNZIP THE BODY BAG AND I REACH FOR HIS ARM AND HAND. I HOLD HIS HAND FOR A BRIEF MOMENT AND TALK TO HIM. I AM CRYING AND SLIP THE RING OFF HIS FINGER. I SAY GOODBYE TO MY FAVORITE UNCLE AND MY DAD'S BEST FRIEND.

  SATURDAY     1 - 8 - 22

 I DO BELIEVE IN MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH , FEEL GOOD , AND GET EMOTIONS OUT. BASICALLY , IS IT THAT HARD JUST TO BE NICE ? HERE IS A TEXT FROM MY COUSIN FROM YESTERDAY'S BLOG , " WHAT YOU WROTE WAS BEAUTIFUL. YOU MADE ME CRY. YOU HAVE SUCH A FULL HEART. LOVE YOU ".

 " DAD , I LIKE TO GO BACK MONDAY. " ME , " NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!! ".  MY YOUNGEST TELLING ME SHE LIKE TO JOIN HER ROOM MATES BACK AT COLLEGE SINCE THEY RETURNED.  I HAVE ENJOYED EVERY SECOND WITH THIS YOUNG ADULT AND DO NOT WANT IT TO END.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST. WE STOP AND PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER. I CHECK IT AND SEEMS OKAY. WE ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND UNLOAD THE BOOZE. I AM SHORT ONE LARGE BOTTLE OF CROWN APPLE..........NOOOOOOOOO !!!

 WE GET OUR STUFF DONE INCLUDING CHANGING THE MARQUEE TO " 25TH ANNIVERSARY TEE SHIRT - CONTACT TO ORDER - ONLY ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS ".

 BACK TO THE DAMN LIQUOR STORE AND NOW THEY TELL ME THEY DO NOT HAVE THE 1.75 LITER OF CROWN APPLE. THERE WERE 6 IN STOCK WHEN I ORDERED. AMAZING.....THEY SOLD OUT IN 2 HOURS. SO , I HAD TO BUY 3 SMALLER BOTTLES AND PAY MORE. OH.......NOT ONE APOLOGY FOR MESSING UP MY ORDER.

 HEAD HOME AND SETTLE IN.

 BY 5PM A FRIEND ARRIVES HOOKING US UP WITH A FLYERS SUITE. I DRIVE SINCE HE CAME FROM HARRISBURG. WE MAKE GOOD TIME AND HIT SOME PARKING TRAFFIC SINCE THERE WAS AN EAGLES GAME TOO.

 EAGLES HAD ALL STARTERS SIT. DALLAS PLAYED THEIR FIRST STRINGERS. IT WAS NO CONTEST AND THEY KICKED OUR ASS.

  WE HEAD INSIDE WELLS FARGO AND TO OUR SUITE. IT WAS AWESOME. FOOD, BOOZE , SERVICE , BATHROOM , TV'S , AND FOR THE FIRST 2 PERIODS NO ONE BUT US. BY THE 3RD PERIOD KIDS FIGURED OUT HOW TO JUST WALK IN. OUR TEENAGERS WERE FEELING GOOD. WE DID NOT HASSLE THEM.

 UNFORTUNATELY , THE FLYERS SUCKED US IN. IT WAS 0 - 0 AFTER 2 PERIODS BUT THE FLYERS " JVR " SCORES 2 GOALS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 3RD PERIOD TO GO UP 2 - 0. SO , 6 MINUTES AND 47 SECONDS INTO THE 3RD PERIOD WE HAVE A 2 - 0 LEAD. WE ARE ALSO GOING BACK AND FORTH WATCHING THE EAGLES GAME ON THE TV IN OUR SUITE.....KINDA NICE.

 WE ENJOYED THE 2 GOAL LEAD FOR EXACTLY 1 MINUTE. WITH A LITTLE OVER 5 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME THE SHARKS TIED THE GAME. TO MAKE IT EVEN MORE PAINFUL THEY SCORE IN OVERTIME AND IT ONLY TAKES 24 SECONDS.....BLOW.

 WE WATCH THE EAGLES ON TV IN THE SUITE UNTIL HALF TIME. THEY GET SMOKED 51 TO WHO CARES.

 THE YOUNG GIRLS AND GUYS IN OUR SUITE WHO SNUCK IN WERE FEELING PRETTY GOOD. ONE BIG KID WAS HAMMERED AND ATE 6 PIZZAS. LOL.......I WAS OKAY WITH IT EVEN WHEN THEY STARTED POCKETING THE BEERS WHEN LEAVING.

 BY THE WAY , ALL THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD.......ROASTED PORK WITH BROCCOLI RABE , CHEESE STEAKS , HUGE PIZZAS , TURKEY CLUBS , SALAD , PRETZELS , CHICKIE & PETE'S FRIES WITH THAT INCREDIBLE DIPPING SAUCE , COOKIES .....ALL GOOD.

 YOU DID HAVE TO PRODUCE A VAX CARD AND LICENSE TO GET IN. I COULD OF SHOWED THE WELLS FARGO SECURITY A MCDONALDS EGG MCMUFFIN COUPON AND A PICTURE OF BIG BIRD AND WOULD OF GOT IN. YES , THEY DO NOT CHECK VERY WELL.

 I HAD A GREAT TIME THOUGH BOTH THE FLYERS AND EAGLES LOST. WHEELS AND I INVITED OUR DOORMAN TO COME ALONG. HE PARKED IN CHICKIE & PETE'S AND ALL OF US DROVE TO THE PARKING SECTION OF WELLS FARGO.

 I DO NOT BELIEVE " WILDEBEESTING ". THIS MEANS FOLLOWING THE HERD OF PEOPLE TO WHEREVER YOU GO. YES , I MADE AN ILLEGAL U-TURN ( SAVED 20 MINUTES. YES , I MADE MY OWN LANE TO PASS A LIMO ( SAVED 10 MINUTES ) AND THE BEST ONE YET THAT MOST LIKELY SAVED 45 MINUTES IS.........BY SIMPLY GOING THE OTHER WAY. I HAVE NEVER EVER EVER MADE IT HOME FROM A PHILLY SPORTS COMPLEX IN 22 MINUTES.

 EXPLANATION - WE WERE IN THE PARKING LOT AND ALL CARS ARE EXITING TO ONE GATE. I MEAN IT WAS 100 CARS DEEP CATTLE SHOOTING INTO A SINGLE LANE. IT WAS HORRIBLY BACKED UP. I NOTICE AT THE FAR OTHER SIDE OF THE PARKING A LONE CAR. I DECIDE TO INVESTIGATE. THIS LONE CAR FOUND A 2ND SMALLER GATE TO EXIT RIGHT TO THE STREET , RIGHT TO BROAD STREET , AND WE GO RIGHT TO CHICKIE & PETE'S IN UNDER 5 MINUTES. IT LITERALLY MADE UP FOR THE FLYERS LOSING IN OVERTIME.

 OH , A SHIT TON OF EAGLES FANS LEFT AT HALFTIME WHICH AFFECTED US A LITTLE BIT LEAVING.

 WE GPS'D TO 76 WEST AND WAS AT THE ST. JOES EXIT IN 12 MINUTES. WE ARRIVE HOME 10 MINUTES LATER.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND OUR FRIEND HEADS BACK TO HARRISBURG....A 2 HOUR DRIVE. HE TEXTS US WHEN HE GOT HOME.

 WE HANG OUT WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND WATCH THE REMAINDER OF THE REYES 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP....HE WON. OH , IT WAS ON YOU-TUBE AND 12 YEARS AGO. WE DID WATCH SOME OF HIS INTERVIEWS AND HIS BEST SHOTS EVER. SOME OF THEM WERE JUST AMAZING.

 FOR 3 DAYS I TRIED TO MACGYVER MY CPAP MACHINE. I AM IN WHEELS BEDROOM THIS MORNING AND NOTICE SHE HAS A SHIT-TON OF SUPPLIES. SHE HOOKS ME UP WITH A TUBE. LATER ..........I HOOKED HER UP WITH " MY " TUBE.

  SUNDAY       1 - 9 - 22

 FIRST EMAIL OF THE DAY AND THE SUBJECT LINE IS " FIGHT YOUR PENIS ".

 WHAT A CRAZY DAY OF NFL FOOTBALL. HERE ARE SOME SCORES AND CRAZY HAPPENINGS.

 - EAGLES WILL FACE TAMPA BAY ON SUNDAY AT 1PM.

 - BROWNS UPSET BENGALS TO COST THEM A #1 SEED.

 - LIONS BEAT PACKERS TO COST THEM A #1 PICK .

 - STEELERS WIN IN OVERTIME AGAINST THE RAVENS IN BALTIMORE AND MAKE PLAYOFFS BIZARRELY.

 - WENTZ AND THE COLTS LOSE TO THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL JAGUARS AND MISS PLAYOFFS. THIS HELPS EAGLES PICK TO CLIMB TO 18TH.

 - DOLPHINS BEAT PATRIOTS TO KNOCK THEM OUT OF 5 SEED. DAMN SHAME BECAUSE THE DOLPHINS WERE ON A ROLL BY WINNING THEIR LAST 8 OF 9 GAMES BUT MISS PLAYOFFS.

 - 49ERS UPSET RAMS AND MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. THEY WILL FACE COWBOYS. UNFORTUNATELY , FOR US COWGIRLS HATERS , THIS IS THE BEST SCENARIO FOR DALLAS. THEY SHOULD WIN VERY EASILY OVER 49ERS.

 - THE MOST BIZARRE GAME WAS RAIDERS VS CHARGES. A " TIE " WOULD GET BOTH TEAMS IN THE PLAYOFFS AND ELIMINATE THE STEELERS.  CHARGERS TIE THE GAME ON A TOUCHDOWN THROW WITH NO TIME LEFT TO MAKE IT  32 - 32. REMEMBER.....A TIE GETS BOTH TEAMS IN THE PLAYOFFS. IT GOES INTO OVERTIME. WITH 10 SECONDS LEFT , IN OVERTIME , IT LOOKED LIKE THE RAIDERS WERE JUST GOING TO LET THE CLOCK RUN OUT BUT THE CHARGERS CRAZILY CALL A TIME OUT. THE BALL IS AT THE CHARGERS 46 YARD LINE AND A 3RD AND 5. RAIDERS RUN THE BALL FOR A FIRST DOWN AND NOW DECIDE TO ATTEMPT A FIELD GOAL WITH 2 SECONDS LEFT. THE ANNOUCERS WERE FREAKING OUT. RAIDERS WIN 35 - 32 ON A 47 YARD FIELD GOAL AND THE CHARGERS ARE ELIMINATED. STEELERS GAIN PLAYOFF BIRTH.

 - ALSO , RAIDERS MADE A HUGE 3 AND 8 CONVERSATION TO MAKE IT TO MIDFIELD WITH 2 MINUTES LEFT. IF THE CHARGERS STOPPED THEM THE RAIDERS WOULD OF PUNTED AND MOST LIKELY CHARGERS WOULD OF JUST RUN THE BALL TO NO TIME LEFT. CRAZY HOW THESE EVENTS HAPPENED.

   -- EVEN THE ANNOUNCER CHRIS COLLINGSWORTH WAS SAYING JUST KNEEL DOWN AND LET THE CLOCK RUN OUT. WHEN THE CHARGERS CALLED THE TIME OUT HE WAS PERPLEXED. FANS HAD SIGNS , " JUST TAKE THE TIE ". THERE WERE STEELER FANS AT THIS GAME AND THEY WERE FURIOUS THINKING THEY JUST LET THE CLOCK RUN OUT......UNTIL THE CHARGERS TOOK A TIME OUT.

 MY DAY :

 FINISHED THE NEW SEASON OF LETTERKENNY. IT WAS OKAY TO VERY GOOD.

 I JOKED WITH MY YOUNGEST ABOUT STAYING LONGER AT OUR HOUSE AT LEAST 25 TIMES TODAY. SHE WANTS TO SPEND HER LAST VACATION WEEK WITH HER ROOM MATES. I ONLY DO THIS OUT OF LOVE.

 I TAKE THE PUP TO THE NAIL. SHE IS FUNNY AS SHE FOLLOWS ME AROUND. I WATCH THE END OF THE STEELER / RAVENS GAME AND THAN BEGIN TO DO MY PUNCH LIST. I'M BEHIND THE BAR AND TURN AROUND. MY PUP IS SITTING AND STARING AT ME. I THROW AN ICE CUBE TO HER......3 TIMES TOTAL. 

 I ALSO MAKE A FOOD LIST , STOCK BEER , VACUUM THE WHOLE BAR , PREP FOR THE NIGHT , DO A KITCHEN PROJECT , AND OTHER LITTLE PROJECTS. I DID NOT REALIZE I WAS THERE FOR ALMOST 3 HOURS.

 BACK HOME ALL OF US HAVE A NICE DINNER VIA GULLIFTY'S.....WE HAD A GIFT CARD.

 WE CHILL AND WATCH SOME YOU-TUBE VIDEOS OF JEANNETTE " THE BLACK WIDOW " LEE , EFREN " THE MAGICIAN " REYES , MINNESOTA FATS , WILLIE MOSCONI , AND MORE. SOME OF IT WAS ENTERTAINING LIKE FATS VS MOSCONI ON WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS HOSTED BY HOWARD COSSEL.

 OFF TO BED TIRED WITH A HEADACHE.

 WE WILL BE PLACING A SHIRT ORDER FOR THE NAIL'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY. IF YOU LIKE ONE PLEASE EMAIL US AT THENAIL1@COMCAST.NET. LEAVE NAME YOUR LIKE ON SHIRT AND SIZE.

  MONDAY     1 - 10 - 22

 I REALLY GOT TO GET USED TO WRITING 2022.

 HAPPY FOR GEORGIA BULLDOGS IN UPSETTING ALABAMA TO WIN COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

 76ERS WIN 7TH STRAIGHT. EMBIID ON A TEAR WITH 30 POINT GAMES.

 WELP .......KINDA SUCKS BUT I DROVE OUR YOUNGEST BACK TO COLLEGE. I TRIED MY BEST BUT I CAN SEE WHY SHE WANTED TO GO BACK. WHEN SHE OPENED THE DOOR TO THEIR COLLEGE HOUSE ALL HER ROOM MATES RUSHED HER AND DID A GROUP HUG BOUNCING UP AND DOWN WHILE SCREAMING IN HAPPINESS. I STEPPED ASIDE AND ENJOYED THE RE-UNITING......WITH A LITTLE TEAR COMIGN DOWN MY FACE.

 WE MADE SOME STOPS FIRST....THE BANK ( ONLY DRIVE THRU NOW ) , A DROP BOX IN PHILLY TO PROTEST A PARKING TICKET , AND THAN HER HOUSE. WE UNLOADED A FAIR AMOUNT OF STUFF INCLUDING MY LITTLE GIFT OF CROWN APPLE. I ALREADY MISS HER.

 IF SOMEONE SAID TO YOU , " YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE 100% IN 1 YEAR ( JOB , RELATIONSHIPS , HEALTH  , CLOTHES , CONFIDENCE , ENERGY ,  ETC ) IF YOU DO WHAT I SAY AND IN 2 YEARS YOUR WILL BE ENGAGED. "  WOULD YOU DO IT ? YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES FOR 1 YEAR. IF I WAS YOUNG I DO IT IN A SECOND. NO ONE EVER HELPED ME.

 ROLL TO RESTAURANT DEPOT AND I CAN SEE THEY HAVE SHORTAGES IN STOCK TOO.

 NEXT I GO TO THE NAIL TO DROP OFF EVERYTHING.

 AT HOME I CHECK EMAILS AND TRY TO TAKE A NAP........IT FAILED.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH 2 EPISODE OF YELLOWSTONE ( VERY GOOD - I REPLAYED 1 SCENE 5 TIMES ) , AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS ( JACKIE CRACKS ME UP ) , AND SOME OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

 OFF TO BED AND MAN DID I FIGHT SLEEPING BIG TIME FOR THE FIRST 4 HOURS. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS. THREE TIMES I CLOSED MY DOOR SO THE PUP WOULD NOT COME IN. THAN AT 4AM I LEFT IT SLIGHTLY OPEN. AT 4:05AM SHE HOPPED ON MY BED. I WAS OKAY WITH IT. IN FACT , I LOVED IT.

 TUESDAY      1 - 11 - 22   ( HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WHEELS )

 A FUN DAY AND NIGHT UNTIL MY CELL PHONE RINGS AT 10:30PM........JESUS , IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 GOT NEWS MY DAD TOOK A FALL AT THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY AT 6AM. AT 92 , HE REFUSES GETTING HELP FOR GETTING THE NEWSPAPER OR EVEN PURCHASING FOOD AT THE LOCAL STORE. TIME TO INTERVENE.

 GOT A LITTLE NIPPY OUT TODAY. OFF TO THE NAIL TO RUN A DEDICATED ELECTRICAL LINE FROM OUR PANEL BOX TO THE KITCHEN....YEAH , THIS WAS FUN RUNNING THE 12-2 LINE THROUGH THE CEILING. I ALSO MET A TECH FROM MERCURY AMUSEMENTS. WE TALKED ABOUT HIS PARTNER BEING A BIG TRUMPSTER FAN AND ANTI-VAX PERSON. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON PEOPLE WITH VIEWS LIKE THIS. BUT......EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO HAVE THEIR OWN OPINION.

 I DID CLEAN ALL CEILING FAN BLADES AND ADJUST HEAT VENTS IN THE CEILING GRIDS.

 STARTED LIST FOR THE NAIL'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS. THESE COME OUT EVERY 5 YEARS AND MOST LIKELY THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME. EMAIL US NAME AND SIZE IF YOU LIKE ONE.

 HEAD TO CENTER CITY AGAIN. YES , I WAS JUST HERE YESTERDAY BUT THIS TIME WE ARE GOING OUT TO DINNER FOR WHEELS BIRTHDAY. IT WAS WONDERFUL AT THE CONTINENTAL. I DID POST SOME PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA. OK , SO THE GOODS OF THIS RESTAURANT - AMBIANCE , FOOD, DRINKS , SERVICE , AND LOCATION. THE BADS - KINDA COLD , LIMITED MENU , AND VERY PRICEY.

 BIG PICTURE - I ADORED BEING THERE WITH MY GIRLS.

 AFTER DINNER WE GO TO OUR YOUNGEST COLLEGE HOUSE. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE HER ROOM MATES AND OUR BARTENDERS. WE ALL GO DOWNSTAIRS AND PLAY BUMPER POOL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO. IT WAS WONDERFUL SEEING THEM AND HEARING LAUGHTER.

 HEAD HOME TO THE PUP. BOY , SHE WAS HAPPY TO SEE US.

 WE SETTLE IN AND BEGIN WATCHING  A VERY INTENSE MOVIE CALLED THE GUILTY. I DO RECOMMEND IT. THE STORY IS ABOUT A 911 OPERATOR. I ASSUME THIS SCRIPT WAS EXTREMELY CLOSE TO REALITY.

 I TESTED OUR GAS INSERT FIRE PLACE. IT HAS NOT BE USED IN 2 YEARS. IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

 BUT......THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING. JUST 20 MINUTES INTO THE MOVIE AND MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. OF COURSE IT DOES. THE RENTER HAS NO HEAT. MY ELDEST AND I HEAD TO THE HOUSE IN UNDER 60 SECONDS. I REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT AND PINCH THE 2 WIRES TOGETHER TO KICK ON THE BOILER. THIS WILL GET US BY FOR THE NIGHT. I WILL RETURN TOMORROW TO INSTALL A NEW THERMOSTAT. I DID CALL A BROTHER AND FRIEND JUST TO DOUBLE CHECK.

 MY ELDEST WAS A BIG HELP HOLDING A FLASH LIGHT FOR ME AND PETTING THEIR PUPPY.

 BACK HOME WE FINISH THE MOVIE. I STAY UP A LITTLE LONGER AND HAVE ANOTHER NIGHT CAP I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T OF HAD. I DID WATCH 2 EPISODES OF DRUNK HISTORY WHICH WAS GOOD.

  WEDNESDAY       1 - 12 - 22

 A LITTLE RUNNING TODAY...........

 IT ALWAYS TAKES ME A SOLID 3 HOURS TO BLOG , CREATE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR THE NAIL BANDS , AND EMAIL BANDS. THAN IT IS TIME TO FIX STUFF.

 STOP AT RENTAL PROPERTY TO CHECK THERMOSTAT WITH NEW BATTERIES. IT DID NOT WORK. I TAKE A PICTURE OF THEIR PUPPY AND SEND IT TO MY KIDS AND WHEELS.

 OFF TO HOME DEPOT TO PURCHASE A NEW THERMOSTAT AND SOME ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES I NEED TO FINISH A NAIL PROJECT.

 BACK HOME I PICK UP THE PUP AND HEAD TO THE VETERINARIAN. I SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR THERE. THEY ARE VERY NICE BUT PRICE IS ALWAYS HIGH. THEY QUOTED ME $136 AND THE BILL ENDED UP $202. BUT ANY DOCTOR THAT CAN WEAR SPANDEX IS OKAY WITH ME. SHE WAS SUPER COOL. OUR PUP DID A GOOD JOB TOO....BESIDES WANTING TO PLAY WITH EVERY ANIMAL COMING OR GOING IN THE VET HOSPITAL.

 OH , I HAD TO BRING A POOP SAMPLE TO THE VET. WHEELS DECLINED. TO ME PICKING UP POOP AND BRINGING IT TO THE VET IS EQUIVALENT TO CLEANING THE DISHES 50 TIMES.

 BACK HOME I DROP THE PUP OFF AND HEAD BACK TO RENTAL TO INSTALL THE NEW THERMOSTAT. OF COURSE ONE GOD DAMN SCREW IS STUCK. SOMETHING THAT SHOULD OF TOOK 5 MINUTES TURNED INTO 30 MINUTES.

 RETURN HOME AND ALREADY TIRED. I WONDER WHY I AM SO TIRED ALL THE TIME AND THAN I SAY TO MYSELF , " OH YEAH , I ONLY SLEEP 2 HOURS A NIGHT. "

 TRY TO NAP WITH THE PUP A LITTLE BIT. I THINK SHE MIGHT OF BEEN A LITTLE BUMMED ABOUT THE VET VISIT SO I SNUGGLED WITH HER.

 A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS WHILE OUR ELDEST ORDERS OUT 3 MEALS AND GOES UPSTAIRS BY HERSELF. I SO DO NOT BELIEVE IN THAT. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT MY DAD WOULD SAY IF I DID THAT.

 YOUNG KIDS KNOCKING ON OUR DOOR TO TALK ABOUT VERIZON. I DID LIKE THEY STEPPED BACK BIG TIME WHILE I OPENED THE DOOR BUT MY ANTENNAS WENT UP. THOUGH THEY HAD ON LANYARDS HANGING FROM THEIR NECKS IT WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR ME AT 7:30PM AT NIGHT.

 WHEELS AND I FACETIME WITH OUR YOUNGEST. THE JOKES I MAKE CRACK HER UP. WE HAD TO END THE CALL BECAUSE THEY WERE HAVING DINNER TOGETHER. I ASKED , " CAN YOU JUST PUT YOUR PHONE ON THE CENTER OF THE TABLE WHILE YOU EAT ? THIS WAY IT WILL MAKE IT SEEM LIKE I AM WITH YOU. " SHE DID NOT AGREE. SHE DID AGREE TO ME SAYING , " OKAY , HAVE YOUR ROOM MATES WAVE GOOD BYE TO ME AND I WILL HANG UP. " IN LESS THAN 5 SECONDS ALL ROOM MATES WAVED AND SHE HUNG UP WHILE LAUGHING.

 I THINK THEY WILL MISS MY SILLINESS AND JOKES...........PROBABLY NOT.

 YOUNGEST BRAIN STORMING FOR NEW AND MOST LIKELY FINAL NAIL ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH TV. WE FINISH THE SEASON OF YELLOWSTONE. THE FINALE WAS OKAY TO GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS. IT WAS GOOD. AGAIN , THE JACKIE CHARACTER IS PRETTY DAMN ENTERTAINING. WE END THE NIGHT WITH AN EPISODE OF DEXTER : NEW BLOOD. THIS COULD BE THE BEST TV SERIES ON RIGHT NOW......SO GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND STRUGGLED TO SLEEP AGAIN ALL FRIGGIN' NIGHT. THIS IS BORDERLINE TORTURE.

  THURSDAY    1 - 13 - 22

 THERE'S ALWAYS ONE NUDGE...........AND I MET HAVE TALKED ABOUT MY COCK TOO MUCH.

 UTILIZE THE WEATHER BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE BAD COLD CRAP SNOW IS COMING........USUALLY ON WEEKENDS TO DESTROY OUR BAND NIGHTS.

 OUTSIDE TO TAKE DOWN THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. IT WAS 50 DEGREES SO THE PUP AND I DECIDED TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO PACK UP THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. IT WAS NICE TO BE OUTSIDE. WHEELS DID THE INSIDE LIGHTS LAST WEEK.

 I HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF WHITE TEE SHIRTS SPLOOGED WITH SPACKLE , PAINT , SEMEN , AND ASS STAINS. SO LAST YEAR I GOT A TIE DYE KIT FOR FREE OFF FB MARKETPLACE. TODAY , I DECIDED TO TEST IT. I WATCHED SEVERAL YOU-TUBE VIDEOS AND WENT DOWN MY BASEMENT. IN JUST MINUTES I HAD EVERYTHING SET-UP AND STARTED TRYING TO TIE DYE. THIS WAS A TOTAL TEST RUN AND WE WILL SEE HOW THEY TURN OUT. IT WAS ACTUALLY KINDA COOL AND FUN. I WILL LET THEM SOAK IN A BAG FOR 24 HOURS AND THAN WE WILL SEE. MOST LIKELY THEY WILL BLOW.....BUT AT LEAST THE ASS STAINS WILL BE COVERED.

 OFF TO PICK UP OUR CAR AT A FRIEND'S COLLISION SHOP. I MET THE PARENTS AND THEY WERE COOL. WE SAVED SOME MONEY BY NOT GOING THROUGH OUR INSURANCE COMPANY.  IT WAS NIGHT BUT IT SEEMED LIKE EVERYTHING WAS PERFECTLY REPAIRED. THE ONLY THING WAS OUR ELDEST DRIVING HOME SAID , " A PAINT SMELL " GAVE HER A HEADACHE. WE WILL OPEN ALL WINDOWS INCLUDING THE MOON ROOF FOR 24 HOURS TO AIR IT OUT......IT WAS PRETTY BAD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND HOST JUST JAM OPEN MIC. IT WAS INTERESTING AND NOT A GOOD WAY INTERESTING.

 I GOT SOME SMALL PROJECTS DONE LIKE I ALWAYS DO. I ALSO WATCHED THE FLYERS LOSE AGAIN.

 A GUY COMES IN AND SEEMS NICE.....TOO NICE. HE ASKS ALOT OF QUESTIONS FOR CONVERSATION AND I OBLIGED. IT WAS TOO MANY QUESTIONS BUT WE TALKED TV AND OTHER STUFF. HE WAS PAYING CASH. HE DECIDES TO GO TO A CREDIT CARD AND...........IT GETS DECLINED FOR 20 BUCKS. OF COURSE IT DOES. I PUT HIS PURCHASES ON A TAB AND TOLD HIM TO PAY ME LATER. THAT MONEY WILL NOT BE COMING BACK.

 SO , LET'S CONTINUE ABOUT THE NUDGE. HE BUMS SOME MONEY OFF A MUSICIAN AND A CIGARETTE. HE GETS ON STAGE AND BEGINS " SINGING " WITH THE MUSICIANS BUT DOES NOT KNOW THE WORDS EXCEPT........." I CAN'T GET NO......NO NO NO. " HE REPEATS THIS LINE 25 TIMES DURING THE 4 MINUTE SONG. IF MICK JAGGER WAS HERE HE THROW A BOTTLE AT HIM. IT IS GOD AWFUL BUT HEY THIS IS OPEN MIC SO NO ONE IS JUDGED........MUCH.

 NUDGY ALSO QUESTIONED ME ABOUT WEARING A MASK. I GAVE THE ANSWER I ALWAYS GIVE , " I JUST ASKED MY DOCTOR OF 35 YEARS WHAT TO DO AND SOME NURSES WE KNOW. I DON'T WATCH SOCIAL MEDIA OR NEWS FOR ANSWERS JUST THEM. SO......I GET MY VACCINATIONS AND BOOSTER. "  TWO MINUTES LATER HE IS SHARING A MIC WITH A MUSICIAN AND LITERALLY 3 INCHES FROM THE GUITARIST'S FACE. I QUICKLY ADDED A 2ND MIC TO THE STAGE.

 SOME MORE PATRONS SIGNED UP FOR THE NAIL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS.

 A GUY ON FACEBOOK POSTED A PICTURE OF EMPTY SHELVES AT A FOOD MARKET STORE. HE CAPTIONS , " THANKS JOE ". I COMMENTED , " WE HAD NO PROBLEM GETTING ALL WE NEEDED AT GIANT YESTERDAY. "

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND OUR ELDEST BRINGS SOME FRIENDS OVER TO SHOOT POOL.

 I WALK AND PLAY WITH THE PUP. SHE JUST CRACKS ME UP. DID YOU KNOW A DOG IS THE ONLY ANIMAL THAT LOVES YOU MORE THAN ITSELF ?

 MACHINE GUN KELLY GETS ENGAGED TO MEGAN FOX. SHE SAID IT IS THE HARDEST SHE IS EVER LAUGHED. I TOTALLY SEE HIM AS A FUNNY GUY AND THIS RELATIONSHIP WILL PROBABLY LAST A LIFETIME. HE PROPOSED TO HER AND THAN THEY DRANK EACH OTHERS BLOOD. YEP , I SEE THIS LASTING.

 I TEXTED WITH OUR YOUNGEST ABOUT THE NAIL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRT IDEAS. I ALSO FACETIMED WITH WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST TOO.

 HEAD TO BED THINKING , " HOW DID I GET SO FAT ? " IT TOTALLY SUCKS. I HAVE MY SOCCER PICTURE AT THE NAIL TO REMIND AND MIMIC ME WHEN I WAS A GOD. I TRULY FELT I COULD GET HIT BY A CAR AND DAMAGE THE CAR. I WAS CAPTAIN OF THE SOCCER TEAM IN COLLEGE , PERFECT SHAPE , COULD RUN FOR MILES , GIRLS LOVED ME , LEGS LIKE A JOE NAMATH , PLAYED ALL SPORTS AT AN MVP LEVEL , AND MY COCK LOOKED HUGE WHEN LAYING DOWN WITH MY 12 PACK STOMACH. NOW , I LAY DOWN AND MY BELLY IS HIGHER THAN MY BED POST. I CAN JUST BARELY SEE THE TIP OF MY PENIS. ACTUALLY , " THE TIP " OF MY COCK KINDA LOOKS LIKE A BABY GROUNDHOG JUST PEEKING OUT OF HIS HOLE IN THE EARLY EVENING. IT IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING MY COCK LOOKS LIKE A FRIGHTENED TURTLE NOW. WHEN IT'S COLD MY COCK HIDES.......LITERALLY.  I SWEAR SOMETIMES I PHYSICALLY HAVE TO GRAB MY DICK AND PULL IT OUT OF MY NUTSHELL HOME......IT'S THAT DAMN SMALL.

  FRIDAY    1 - 14 - 22

 STAYING WITH THE COCK STORIES. I LET THE PUP STAY IN MY BED TONIGHT. AROUND 4AM I ROLL OVER WITH A SLIGHT HARD-ON. I DID NOT KNOW THE DOG WAS FACING ME AS SHE SPRING RELEASED A KICK FROM HER BACK PAW RIGHT TO MY COCK. IF YOU HEARD A HOWL AROUND 4:01AM..........IT WAS NOT THE DOG.

 AFTER 2 DAYS I CHECKED MY TIE DYE SHIRTS......NOT THE BEST. I MIGHT HAVE TO RE-DO THEM. IT WAS STILL FUN THOUGH.

 SODA TECH CANCELS AGAIN.....UGH. I CHECKED INTO ANOTHER PROVIDER.

 CHECKED OUT THE ETERNALS. IT WAS TOO LATE AT NIGHT AND I FELL ASLEEP. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY IN THE FIRST 30 MINUTES I SAW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. SOME GOOD MUSIC AND A LITTLE COLD AIR.

 THE BANDS WERE FUN AND THE CROWD WAS OKAY CONSIDERING WEATHER AND COVID SPIKING. I WAS HAPPY FOR OUR BARTENDER.

 WHEELS BOUGHT BETTER MASKS FOR US.

 THE NIGHT MOVED ALONG PERFECTLY AND THE BARTENDER RAN BUSY ALL NIGHT ESPECIALLY WITH FOOD ORDERS.

 I HAVE A NIGHTCAP WITH THE BARTENDER AFTER I CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN AND PUT AWAY THE HOUSE DRUM KIT. MAN , I WAS ACTUALLY SWEATING WHEN DONE.

 HEAD HOME AND WALK THE PUP. THE COLD WINDS ARE COMING ALONG WITH BAD WEATHER. I AM HOPING WE CAN GET THROUGH OUR SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW.

 I FALL ASLEEP AND HEAD TO BED TIRED. 4 HOURS LATER MY DOG WOULD KICK MY DICK.

  SATURDAY      1 - 15 - 22

 SOMETIMES IN THIS HARD BUSINESS PEOPLE MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD............SOMETIMES.

 TRY TO CHILL DURING THE DAY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE SINCE I HAVE A VERY LONG NIGHT. TODAY , I DID THIS BY TRYING TO NAP AND WATCHING TV. MY FAVORITE WAS SNUGGLING WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS TOTAL.

 I WATCHED THE DISNEY MOVIE THE ETERNALS. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. THE SPECIAL AFFECTS ALONE MADE IT GOOD.

 WHEELS AND I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF AFTER LIFE. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST GET TREATED TO DINNER AT " THE CLUB ". MUST BE NICE.

 I PICK UP OUR 3 BARTENDERS AT THE TRAIN STOP. THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF MISCOMMUNICATION OF LOCATION FOR PICK UP.  THE NORMAL STOP WAS CONFUSED BY MY ONE TEXT. WE WORKED IT OUT.

 I LIKE WHEN I DROVE UP TO PICK UP THE 3 BARTENDERS I STEERED MY CAR ON TO A SIDEWALK WHERE THEY WERE STANDING. ONE GIRL DID NOT MOVE AN INCH. WE ALL LAUGHED.

 AT THE NAIL BY 6:29PM. WE OPENED THE DOORS AT 6:30PM AND INSTANTLY A CROWD CAME IN FOR THIS SPECIAL NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE.

 HERE ARE SOME DETAILS....MOSTLY GOOD:

 - I ABSOLUTELY ADORE OUR 3 COLLEGE BARTENDERS. THEY ARE ADORABLE , DO AN EXCELLENT JOB , AND ALL GET ALONG SO WELL.

 - ICE MACHINE FIGHTS US ALL NIGHT. WE HAD TO GO TO 7/11 TWICE. THIS IS A GOOD PROBLEM BUT THE ICE MACHINE NEEDS LOOKING AT.

 - PEOPLE GATHER IN A LARGE GROUP TO HONOR A FALLEN FRIEND/DRUMMER. WE WOULD RAISE MONEY FOR THE FAMILY BY HAVING 50/50'S AND RAFFLES.  SOME PRIZES WERE FLYERS TICKETS , A GUITAR , CASH , BOOZE TO MAKE CAR BOMBS , AND SOME OTHER THINGS.

 - THE NIGHT WAS SOLID BUSY ALL SHOW. THE BANDS AND MUSICIANS WERE PHENOMENAL.

 - A NICE SURPRISE WAS WHEELS AND FAMILY STOPPING BY. I MADE THEM A SMALL PRIVATE AREA WITH A TABLE TENT RESERVING THE AREA......LOL. AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE MY NIECE TOO.

 - THERE'S ALWAYS ONE NUDGE AND HE WAS A REGULAR. THE GUY COULD NOT USE OUR REST ROOM BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE IN THERE SO HE DECIDED TO PEE OUTSIDE. I CAUGHT AND YELLED AT HIM. THAN HE TRIED TO LEAVE VIA THE BACK DOOR. A BARTENDER AND MYSELF CAUGHT AND I YELLED AT HIM.........AGAIN.  A BIG CROWD AND THERE IS ALWAYS ONE NUDGE AKA ASSHOLE.

 - I BELIEVE 5 PRIZES WERE GIVEN OUT TONIGHT. I WAS HAPPY AS OUR ELDEST WON THE " CAR BOMB " PACKAGE. BASICALLY IT IS GUINNESS BEER , BAILEYS , AND GLASSES. I COLLECTED THE GIFT AS SHE WENT HOME TO GET HER CAR.

 - THE SISTER OF THE FALLEN FRIEND WALKS UP TO ME AT THE DOOR. SHE SAYS , " I CAN NOT TELL THANK YOU ENOUGH ON HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO ME FOR YOU TO ORGANIZE THIS EVENT. I THANK YOU. I THANK YOU. " I REACH OUT TO SHAKE HER HAND AND SHE SAYS , " SORRY , I'M A HUGGER. " SHE STARTS TO CRY AND WE HUG.

 - I WAS PLAYFUL WITH EVERYONE TONIGHT. IT IS GOOD TO SEE HAPPY FACES. I ALSO PLAYED WITH MY BARTENDERS WHO AGAIN........I ADORE.

 - LATE NIGHT THE STAFF AND I HAVE A NIGHTCAPS TOGETHER.

 - I FEEL IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLAY EXCELLENT FUN MUSIC BETWEEN BANDS AND AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. WE HAD PEOPLE SINGING AND DANCING.

 - A HOST / COMIC ALSO PARTICIPATED BETWEEN BANDS. I THOUGHT HE WAS SUPER COOL BUT CURSED WAY TOO MUCH FOR MY LIKING.

 - BAND MEMBERS COMING UP TO ME THANKING THE NAIL FOR HOSTING AND DIRECTING THE SHOW. IT HAD TO BE AT LEAST 20 MUSICIANS WHO GAVE PRAISES TO THE NAIL AND OUR STAFF DURING THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT. FUNNY.........WHENEVER OUR CUTE BARTENDERS HEARD THE PRAISE OF PATRONS I DOWNPLAYED THE COMPLIMENTS BIG TIME AND SAID , " WELL , THE BARTENDERS WERE OKAY. " THEY WOULD GEER AT ME AND GIGGLE. "

 - A RED FOX RUNS ALONG THE SIDEWALK ACROSS THE STREET. TO ME IT IS ALWAYS COOL TO SEE NATURE. ONE MUSICIAN OUTSIDE SEES THE FOX  AND TELLS ME HOW ONE NIGHT HE WAS WALKING HOME AND A RED FOX FOLLOWED ALONG HIS SIDE FOR ABOUT 1/3 OF A MILE. HE SAID IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE HE WILL NEVER FORGET.

 BY 2AM WE WERE CLOSING UP. I DECIDE TO DRIVE THE GIRL BARTENDERS BACK TO CENTER CITY SINCE TOMORROW'S WEATHER WON'T BE SO NICE. I ALLOWED THEM 2 BEERS EACH FOR THE RIDE FOR WHEN THEY GET HOME AND I GAVE THEM A LIGHT TO HANG ABOVE THEIR BUMPER POOL TABLE. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW COOL THESE YOUNG ADULTS ARE.

 I ARRIVE HOME AROUND 2:45AM. I WALK THE PUP AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP.

 IT'S AFTER 3AM AND I MUST HEAD TO BED. I AM SO EXHAUSTED FROM THE 9 HOURS OF STANDING , ORGANIZING , RUNNING , DIRECTING , DOING THE DOOR , BARTENDING , DOING SOUND , AND DRIVING THEM HOME. I ALLOW THE PUP TO SLEEP WITH ME. I AM SO TIRED I TRULY FEEL I WILL SLEEP UNTIL 12 NOON AT LEAST.

 UP AT 7AM AND DECIDE TO SHOWER AND START MY DAY.

 SUNDAY       1 - 16 - 22

 W.I.P. LISTENER ( 2 DAYS AGO ) SAYS ,  " MARK MY WORDS ,  EAGLES WILL WIN AGAINST TOM BRADY AND THE BUCCANEERS AND JALEN REAGOR WILL HAVE OVER 100 YARDS AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS. WRITE IT DOWN !! RIGHT NOW WRITE IT DOWN , RIGHT NOW !!!! I WILL CALL TOMORROW TO PROVE ALL OF YOU WRONG. "

 EAGLES LOSE 31 - 0 ( TECHNICALLY 31 - 15 ). JALEN REAGOR HAD 1 CATCH FOR 2 YARDS WITH 2 MUFFED FUMBLES.

  FUNNY , I PREDICTED EAGLES TO LOSE 31 - 3. I KNOW WE ARE ALL HOMER EAGLE FANS BUT TO PREDICT THE EAGLES WIN WAS VERY FAR FETCHED. I WON'T GO INTO THE 30 REASONS WHY.

 SO MY DAY.......

 I SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLY. ONE OF THE WORST NIGHTS I CAN REMEMBER. IN BED BY 3:30AM AFTER ON MY FEET FOR 9 HOURS AND UP AT 7AM SHOWERING WITH A HEADACHE. LATELY , I AM GETTING MORE AND MORE SLIGHT MIGRAINES.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP. I WANTED TO GET SOME THINGS DONE BEFORE THE SNOW ARRIVES. I HUNG OUT ABOUT 1 HOUR.

 BACK HOME FOR THE EAGLES GAME. MY BROTHER COMES OVER AND WE WATCH THE GAME WITH WHEELS. WE ORDER SOME PIZZA AND BURGERS AND HAVE SOME BEER. WE TALK AND WATCH THE GAME. IT NEVER REALLY " FELT " LIKE IT WAS GOING TO BE COMPETITIVE......AND IT WASN'T.

 MY BROTHER DID LIKE WE HAD THE MAIN ROOM TV ON WITH THE EAGLES AND MERRILL REESE ON THE RADIO. ALSO , OUR KITCHEN TV WAS ON WHILE WE ATE , AND THE BEST....THE RADIO ON IN THE BATHROOM SINCE ALL OF US PEE EVERY 30 MINUTES.

 OH , ONE MORE THING , WHERE WAS THAT HORRENDOUS WEATHER ALL THE EXPERTS SAID WOULD HAPPEN AND GIVE THE EAGLES AN ADVANTAGE RUNNING THE BALL ?

 I ENJOYED JUST CHILLING AND THE SNOW EVENTUALLY CAME ALONG WITH RAIN. MY BROTHER ROLLS HOME AFTER DALLAS COMPLETELY SHITS THE BED AGAINST THE 49ERS. WE WERE CHEERING AND YELLING AT THE TV WHILE THE FINAL SECOND TICKED AND DALLAS WAS TOO LATE SPIKING THE BALL.  IT WAS EXCELLENT. AS A COWBOY HATER I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER ENDING. THANK YOU 49ERS , OFFICIALS , AND IT MADE ME TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT OUR EAGLES LOSS.

 I WILL NEVER EVER EVER UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CNA BE A FAN OF ANOTHER TEAM WHILE LIVING IN PHILADELPHIA. IT'S EXACTLY LIKE  NOT CHEERING FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE YOU ATTENDED.  IT MAKES ZERO SENSE TO LIVE HERE AND CHEER FOR ANOTHER TEAM. HEY , I LOVE AND BEEN A DOLPHINS HUGE FAN SINCE 1973. BUT THE EAGLES WILL ALWAYS BE MY NUMBER #1.

 OH , AT LEAST THE EAGLES WERE PREDICTED TO SUCK ASS AND BE THE 2ND WORST TEAM IN THE NFL. WE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING BY HAVING A WINNING RECORD , MAKING THE PLAYOFFS , AND HAVING ALL ROOKIE COACHES AND QB.

 DALLAS , ON THE OTHER HAND , HAD THEIR NUMBER #1 OFFENSE ABSOLUTELY BLOW AND REALLY HAD A SHOT TO GO 2 ROUNDS OR MORE. THANK YOU FOOTBALL GODS BECAUSE NOW THE FAKE COWGIRL FANS WILL GO SILENT FOR ANOTHER SEASON.

 OTHER THINGS :

 TO MY SURPRISE ANOTHER BROTHER , MY PARENTS , AND MY FAMILY WILL BE ATTENDING A SUPER COOL LOCATION FOR A WEDDING NEXT MONTH. IT IS JUST MINUTES FORM OUR HOUSE. THE VIDEOS SENT BY THE BRIDE WAS PRETTY DAMN COOL. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. THE WEIRD CONNECTION IS MY COUSIN ( TECHNICALLY NOT BY BLOOD ) CONTACTED ME AFTER 20 YEARS OF NOT SEEING HER. I THOUGHT IT WAS AWESOME TALKING TO HER.  I WILL GO TO SEE HER AND RECONNECT. I AM ALSO SO CURIOUS ABOUT THIS EXTRAVAGANT MANSION THE WEDDING IS AT ALONG WITH SERVICE , FOOD , AND BOOZE. ANOTHER WEIRD THING IS MY COUSIN IS REQUESTING NO GIFTS AT ALL. I HAVE NEVER ATTENDED A WEDDING / BANQUET WITH DINNER AND OPEN BAR WITHOUT BRINGING SOMETHING. I MEAN , I AM SURE EVERYONE WOULD SAY ,. " FREE FOOD AND BOOZE AT A MAGNIFICENT CASTLE ?.....I'M IN !! " BUT I FEEL DIFFERENT AND NOT RIGHT. ALL OF US TALKED AND WE WILL ACCEPT THEIR WISHES. MAYBE I WILL THROW IN AN " OPEN BAR GIFT CARD " TO THE NAIL AS A JOKE.

 STEELERS LOSE TO THE CHIEFS. KINDA EXPECTED THIS.

 OH , EVEN NICER AGAIN ABOUT THE COWDICKS. THEY WERE THE ONLY TEAM THIS WEEKEND TO LOSE AT HOME.

 MY BROTHER ROLLS OUT AND WHEELS AND I CHILL. WE FINISH THE FINAL SEASON OF AFTER LIFE. IT MAKES YOU CRY AND LAUGH. RICKY GERVAIS IS EXCELLENT. WE EVEN WATCHED YOU-TUBE BLOOPERS OF THE SHOW WHICH GERVAIS IS THE MAIN ONE ALWAYS LAUGHING. HIS HIGH PITCH CACKLE IS HILARIOUS. I WILL MISS THE SHOW AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.  THE NEXT MORNING WE WATCHED AN INTERVIEW OF GERVAIS ON A MORNING TALK SHOW.

  I WAS FIGHTING BEING TIRED MOST OF THE DAY AND INTO THE EVENING.  BY 10:30PM , I HAD TO GO TO BED. I CHECKED MY EMAILS AND PLAYED A GAME OF INTERNET POKER FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES UNTIL MY DOOR OPENED.

 OF COURSE , THIS IS MY LIFE AND EACH DAY SOMETHING HAPPENS. OUR ELDEST COMES IN AND SAYS HER WINDOW IS LEAKING. I GO UPSTAIRS TO INVESTIGATE. THE NEW REPLACED WINDOW IS LEAKING BAD FROM A UNUSUAL SPOT AT THE TOP OF THE WINDOW. THERE ARE NO DRAINS , DOWNSPOUTS , GUTTERS , OR ANY MOVING WATER EVEN CLOSE TO THIS AREA. WE USE TOWELS TO HALT AND SOAK THE RAIN WATER COMING IN. THE NEXT MORNING THE ONLY THING I CAN FIGURE OUT IS AN ATTIC WINDOW MIGHT ALLOW HIGH DRIVEN RAIN INTO IT AND RIGHT DOWN TO THE BEDROOM WINDOW ABOUT 4 FEET BELOW.

 ONE AMERICAN NEWS OR O.A.N. BERATES DOCTOR FAUCI FOR GETTING UPSET AND REALLY STUPID QUESTIONS A FROM SENATOR. FAUCI HAS A LAUNDRY LIST OF CREDENTIALS IN THE MEDICAL FILED. THESE 5 REPORTERS GIGGLED AND GOATED SAYING FAUCI IS THE MAIN REASON FOR THE COLLAPSE OF THE AMERICAN REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS MARKET. OUR COUNTRY IS SO SPLIT IS IS DOWNRIGHT AMAZING. I ALWAYS SAY YOU WILL NEVER EVER CHANGE ONE PERSON'S VIEW. OUR COUNTRY IS JUST TOO DIVERSE...............AND STUPID.

 CONTINUED - YOU CAN TELL A 100 PEOPLE TO LOOK UP AND ASK THEM THE COLOR OF THE SKY. MOST WILL SAY BLUE. BUT SOME WILL SAY , " WELL , TECHNICALLY IT'S TRANSPARENT WITH GASSES AND MOLECULES REFLECTING LIGHT. SO I DON'T CONSIDER THE SKY BLUE. I SEE NO COLOR AT ALL. "  THAN OTHERS WOULD SAY , " DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO AND LOOK UP. SCIENCE IS NOT REAL IF YOU CAN NOT SEE IT. I'M NOT LISTENING TO YOU OR ANYONE OR THE GOVERNMENT. THE EARTH IS FLAT AND GO TRUMP 2024 !!

 I WATCH CNN AND O.A.N. TO GET BOTH VIEWS. IT IS TRULY DUMBFOUNDING HOW BOTH NEWS'S AGENCIES REPORT THE SAME TOPIC BUT WITH DIFFERENT OPINIONS.

  MONDAY       1 - 17 - 22

 SNOW THAN RAIN THAN NOTHING......FINE BY ME.

 WEDNESDAY IS SUPPOSE TO HIT 50 DEGREES. THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO CHECK OUT WHY A BEDROOM WINDOW WAS LEAKING......ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 KINDA FUN - I DECIDED TO TIE DYE MY SHIRTS AGAIN EXCEPT THIS TIME WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST JOINED ME. WE SPENT ABOUT 25 MINUTES LISTENING TO MUSIC AND DYEING OUR SHIRTS.

 GOT THE FIRE PLACE INSERT GOING AGAIN. IT REALLY PUSHES HEAT UNLIKE REGULAR FIRE PLACES THAT SUCK THE HEAT OUT OF THE ROOM AND UP THE CHIMNEY.

  LEFTOVERS..........A TON. FOR DINNER WE HAD A CHOICE OF ABOUT 12 THINGS.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AND FINISH THE LIMITED SEASON ( JUST 1 ) OF DEXTER : NEW BLOOD. IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THE ONLY THING BAD..........IT ENDED.

 WE STARTED A NEW SERIES CALLED PEACEMAKER WITH JOHN CENA AS THE MAIN LEAD. LET ME TELL YOU THE SEX SCENES AND SEX TALK ARE PRETTY RAMPANT THROUGHOUT THIS SPIN-OFF TV SERIES OF THE MOVIE  SUICIDE SQUAD. NOW , IF THEY CAN ONLY GET HARLEY QUINN INVOLVED. WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES. BOTH WERE ENTERTAINING , FUNNY , AND GOOD.

 WATCHED THE 76ERS GET BLOWN OUT. OH , AND THE FLYERS BLOW TOO.

 WATCHED TRUMP FOR ABOUT 60 SECONDS AT A HUGE CROWD IN ARIZONA. HERE WE GO AGAIN. THE ANTICS AND MOCKS AND SAME 100 WORDS HE USES IS DOWNRIGHT LAUGHABLE AND ENTERTAINING. GO TRUMP !!!

 RAMS BEAT UP CARDINALS. I AM STILL FILLED WITH JOY ON HOW THE COWJERKS LOST. I EVEN POSTED A SOCIAL MEDIA PICTURE TO A FRIEND.  IT WAS A PICTURE OF A DESIGNED PLAY BY DALLAS TO RUN THE BALL UP THE MIDDLE WITH 14 SECONDS LEFT IN THE GAME.

 OFF TO BED BUT I ALWAYS CHECK MY EMAILS AND MAYBE PLAY A GAME OF POKER. I WAS UP TO 1:30AM. I DID ORDER SOME MULTI-COLOR MIC CABLES SINCE OURS KEEP DISAPPEARING.

 I GET UP AT 4:30AM AND 5:30AM. I WALK TO A WINDOW AND SEE IF OUR ELDEST IS HOME ALONG WITH OUR CAR. I DO NOT SEE THE CAR IN THE DRIVEWAY.  I DO NOTICE OUR BASEMENT DOOR IS OPEN AND LIGHT IS ON. I YELL DOWN THE BASEMENT TO NO ANSWER. AT 6:30AM MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. MY ELDEST SAYS , " YOU LOCKED ME IN THE BASEMENT.

 LAST STORY - WHEELS SAYS , " I JUST APPLIED MEDIATION TO THE BACK OF THE PUP. DON'T TOUCH IT. " I REPLY , " OKAY ". THE PUP COMES IN MY ROOM JUST 15 SECONDS LATER AND I PET HER BACK....WORST MEMORY EVER.

  TUESDAY      1 - 18 - 22

 WHEN YOU LAUGH SO HARD YOU FALL TO THE FLOOR...........

  TO THE NAIL AND MET WITH A REP. I AM NOT SURE IF WE CAN CHANGE OUR SODA SYSTEM BUT I SURE LIKE TOO.

  OK....READY ? AFTER THE REP LEAVES I DECIDE TO DO A FULL CLEAN ON OUR ICE MACHINE. YOU JUST DON'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP :

 - MY " NEW " HOSE ( FREE ) RUNS PERFECTLY TO THE ICE MACHINE ALL THE WAY FROM THE BACK PARKING LOT. IT IS A LONG RUN AND IN THE PAST I NEEDED TO CONNECT 2 HOSES TO REACH THE ICE MACHINE. THIS SAVES TIME AND LEAKS. I RUN IT AND LET IT WARM UP A BIT.

 - MY MAIN THING IS I DO NOT WANT TO GET ANY WATER ON THE FLOORS.

 - EMPTY TRASH CANS AND ORGANIZE THE WALK-IN FRIDGE WHILE HOSE WARMS UP ON THE FLOOR.

 - I THINK I SHUT OFF THE HOSE NOZZLE AND PLACE IT IN A BAR SINK.  NOW , THE KEY WORD HERE IS " THINK ". I CASUALLY WALK OUTSIDE TO THE SPIGOT. I SPIN THE FAUCET TO FULL FIRE ENGINE POWER. I CASUALLY WALK BACK INSIDE TO WHERE MY HOSE AND NOZZLE IS LAYING IN THE SINK AND SEE.........." THE MIST OF NIAGARA FALLS ."

 - I FUCKING FREAK THE FUCK OUT. I AM TELLING YOU IT TOTALLY REMINDED ME OF " THE MAID OF THE MIST " BOAT TOUR UNDER NIAGARA FALLS. THE ONES WERE PEOPLE WEAR RAIN COATS. THE NOZZLE HAD 10 PIN SIZE HOLE LEAKS IN THE HANDLE. THIS MEANS 10 SPRAYS WERE SHOOTING OUT WATER LIKE A FIRE HOSE ALONG WITH THE ACTUAL NOZZLE BEING OPEN AND ON. SO TECHNICALLY , 11 DIFFERENT SPRAYS WERE GOING ON AT ONCE. IT WAS A GOD DAMN BUKKAKE PORN MOVIE.

 - TO VISUALIZE HOW HARD THE WATER WAS SPRAYING ...........IT WAS HITTING THE CEILING TILES. I RUN AS FAST AS A FAT GUY CAN RUN TO CLOSE THE HOSE SPIGOT OFF.

 - I RETURN AND EVERYTHING IS FUCKING SOAKED.........FLOORS , BAR TOP , CELL PHONE CHARGER , POWER STRIPS , DROP LIGHT FOR FRIDGE , AND MORE.  I ACTUALLY SAW A F'N RAINBOW ABOVE OUR BAR FROM THE NIAGARA FALLS MIST SHOW. I WAS SO PISSED I FRIGGIN' ANGRY LAUGHED LIKE TOM HANKS IN THE MOVIE " MONEY PIT " WHEN HIS TUB FALLS THROUGH THE 2ND FLOOR SMASHING INTO HIS DINING ROOM. IT WAS THAT BAD.

 - I GET MY WET / DRY VAC ( FROM FB MARKETPLACE ) AND BEGIN CLEANING UP FOR 45 MINUTES WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY CLEANING THE ICE MACHINE. I TOOK AT LEAST 10 PARTS OFF THE MACHINE TO INDIVIDUALLY INSPECT AND SCRUB THEM. I POWER HOSED THE INSIDE BIN AND ALL COMPONENTS. WHILE THE BIN DRAINED I DO OTHER STUFF.

 - PUT A VERY LARGE BEER ORDER TOGETHER AND PHONE CALLED IT IN.

 - THREW ALL TRASH IN THE DUMPSTER.

 - I DID UP TO 5 CLEANINGS OF THE SAME PARTS AND PUT THE ICE MACHINE BACK TOGETHER. I SUCK UP WATER OFF THE FLOORS , CARPET TILES , AND MORE. MOST EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL. I TURN THE ICE MACHINE SWITCH TO " ON " AND..............NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENS. OF COURSE IT DOESN'T. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD AND LAY DOWN. I PLACE THE WET/DRY VAC NOZZLE ON MY COCK AND CLICK THE " ON " BUTTON.

 -  ON THE GROUND I REMOVE THE FRONT PANEL. IT WAS NICE TO LAY DOWN. FAT PEOPLE LIKE LAYING DOWN. IT MAKES US ONE WITH THE EARTH. I SEE 2 WIRES SLIPPED OFF THEIR CONTACTS. I SLIDE THEM BACK ON AND THE MACHINE KICKS ON. I LAY THERE IN SILENCE. I TURN ON MY SIDE AND WISH I HAD A PILLOW. TOMORROW WE WILL SEE IF THE MACHINE MAKES ICE. GEE......I WONDER WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE ?

 I PACK AND CLEAN UP AND HEAD HOME.

 WELL , I DIDN'T EXACTLY GO HOME JUST YET. A PERSON LEFT HIS WALLET , LICENSE , CREDIT CARDS , AND MORE AT THE NAIL LAST WEEKEND. I DECIDE TO DRIVE IT TO HIS HOUSE. A NICE NEIGHBOR HOOD AND OF COURSE NO ONE IS HOME. I EVEN ASKED A LADY WALKING HER DOG IF SHE KNEW THE HOME OWNER.....SHE DIDN'T. SO , I LEFT IT IN HIS MAIL BOX.

 SPEAKING OF MAIL BOXES.  HERE IS SOMETHING I DID NOT KNOW. THE GUY'S MAILBOX HAD A RED FLAG ON THE RIGHT SIDE WHICH APPARENTLY IS LAW. NOW , I PLACED HIS WALLET IN THERE NOT KNOWING WHETHER THE FLAG SHOULD BE PUT UP OR DOWN SO I GOOGLED IT. THE RED FLAG UP TELLS THE MAIL MAN ( OR WOMAN ) YOU HAVE A LETTER THAT NEEDS MAILING. THEY WILL STOP EVEN IF THEY ARE DONE THEIR ROUTE TO PICK IT UP. SO , I SWUNG THE RED FLAG ARM TO THE DOWN POSITION. NOW I HEAD HOME.

 I TRY TO FIND THE GUY WITH THE LOST WALLET ON FACEBOOK. I FIND HIM BUT HE TURNS OFF ALL COMMENTING OR MESSAGING. BASICALLY THIS MEANS NO ONE CAN CONTACT HIM.

 WHEELS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO PICK UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. YES.....ON FB MARKETPLACE YOU WILL FIND ALOT OF LIGHTS FOR FREE AFTER THE HOLIDAYS....A TON FOR FREE. IT WAS A 5 MINUTE RIDE AND MOST OF OUR LIGHTS ONLY HALF WORK AT BEST.

 CELEBRATING 3 BIRTHDAYS WE HEAD OUT TO DINNER AT CHARLOTTES RESTAURANT.  TO ME , IF A PLACE IS BUSY DURING THE PANDEMIC IT HAS TO BE PRETTY GOOD.  WE PICK UP MY PARENTS AND DRIVE THERE.  WE KINDA GET A WAITER WHO IS EITHER A DICK HEAD OR KINDA COOL. WE JUST COULDN'T TELL IF HE WAS BEING NICE OR SARCASTIC. ALL OF US LOVED EVERY APPETIZER AND ENTREE WE ORDERED.....EXCEPT MY MOM. SHE RETURNED A FILET THAT WAS CHEWY. THE CHEF SAID IT WAS NOT CHEWY. OF COURSE HE DID. MAYBE MOM HAD HER TEETH OUT WHEN EATING. THE RETURNED MEAL KINDA BUZZED DOWN THE EXPERIENCE BUT OVERALL I HAD A GOOD TIME. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST SAID IT WAS THE BEST CRAB CAKES THEY EVER HAD. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GOING HERE WITHOUT MY MOM.

 SEND A PICTURE TO OUR YOUNGEST BECAUSE SHE COULD NOT GO WAS FUNNY. WE ALWAYS TAKE PICS HOLDING A MENU TO OUR FACES. THIS TIME I HAD MY PARENTS DO IT. IT WAS CUTE.

 DRIVE MY PARENTS HOME WHO PAID FOR THE MEAL....NICE.  WE HEAD BACK TO OUR HOUSE. ACTUALLY MY ELDEST DROVE WHICH WAS KINDA NICE. THE PUP TOTALLY FREAKED. IT IS A " JOY " JUST SO REWARDING TO SEE EVERY DAMN TIME WE COME HOME.

 KINDA COOL.....MY ELDEST SAYS GRAND POP ALWAYS CALLS ME " HIS PRINCESS ". SHE WANTS TO HAVE HIM WRITE IT DOWN AND SHE WILL HAVE IT TATTOOED ON HER BODY SOMEWHERE.

 BACK HOME THE FUN STARTS....OH MY GOD. OUR ELDEST INVITES HER BEST FRIEND OVER. SHE IS NOT SURE BECAUSE SHE IS IN A SAD MOOD. WHEELS TEXTS HER.....SHE STOPS BY. IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES THE FRIEND / BARTENDER / OUR DAUGHTER IS CRYING LAUGHING ON OUR FLOOR. ONE WAS WHEELS SAYING SHE LEFT HOOK ME AND THE OTHER WAS ME LIGHTING A BOWL WITH A BBQ LIGHTER. THE LAUGHS CONTINUED LATE NIGHT.

 THE 4 OF US PLAY TRIVIA GAMES VIA THE TV AND OUR CELL PHONES. IT IS KINDA COOL THOUGH I ALWAYS LOSE. WE PLAY FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND THAN ANOTHER BARTENDER / FRIEND STOPS IN WITH HER 2 FRIENDS. WE NOW HAVE A SMALL PARTY GOING ON. IT IS SO GOOD TO SEE THIS FRIEND TOO. SHE IS STUDYING IN VIRGINA TO BE A VETERINARIAN AND TRIPLE MAJOR. IT WAS A WONDERFUL SURPRISE VISIT. SHE WILL WORK THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE NAIL. I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED SEEING ALL THESE GIRLS. THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE.

 NOW ALL OF US ARE PLAYING THE TRIVIA GAMES AND THE LAUGHS ARE ABUNDANT. WHEELS AND I ACTUALLY LASTED TO AFTER 1AM....TOO FUNNY.

 MY ELDEST WANTS TO OPEN THE NAIL AT 1:15AM. I GIVE HER A HARD " NO " ON PERMISSION. I DO NOT RECOMMEND DRIVING ANYWHERE BUT OF COURSE THEY DO. I WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED. I ALLOW THE PUP TO SLEEP WITH ME AGAIN. OH , I DID PLAY SOME POKER AND CHECK EMAILS. NOW IT'S 2AM.

 OH , FLYERS LOSE AGAIN IN A SHOOT-OUT.....BLOW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 
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