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

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

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

Work hard :

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

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

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

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

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

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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  SUNDAY      1 - 19 - 20

  AMAZING.....ONE " RULE " OF THUMB AND IT WORKED.........SO FAR.

  FIRST , I MUST THANK THE BANDS FOR SHOWING UP TONIGHT AND HAVING FUN WITH US.  AGAIN , WE HAD BIG LISTENING NUMBERS WHICH MAKES US FEEL SOOOOOO GOOD AND PROUD THAT WE ARE DOING SOMETHING FOR THE BANDS AND THEIR MUSIC. MIXLR DOES AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF TRACKING LISTENERS AND THEIR MESSAGES TO US.

  LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW WAS PERFORMED TONIGHT AND WAS IT SO FUN. SOME GREAT MUSIC AND ENTERTAINING CONVERSATION. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST EVEN BROUGHT THE PUPPY IN AS A SURPRISE !! SORRY.......EVERYONE LAUGHED SO NO PUPPIES OR COOKIES WERE GIVEN OUT. WE MUST THANK THE BANDS SEMBLANCE , BIG HANDSOME , PLAYING PRETEND , NO! YOU FIRST , ANTTIMMY , SCARED20 , AND OF COURSE , MIDHEAVEN FOR HANGING SOME FUN WITH US TONIGHT. WE HAD HUGE LISTENING NUMBERS AGAIN ! THANK YOU !

  OK LET'S START THE MORNING. THERE WERE SOME THINGS TO DO.

  ATTEMPT NUMBER 15 TO FIX OUR LEAK IN THE FRIDGE'S ICE BIN THAT INHIBITS THE ICE CUBE PROCESS. I NOTICED OUR ICE MAKING MECHANISM WAS SLIGHTLY TILTED. SO , I DID A MACGYVER. USING A WOODEN RULER I SLID IT ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE MECHANISM AND AGAINST THE LEFT WALL. BASICALLY I WEDGED IT IN THERE. THIS WAS STRICTLY A TEST. IF IT WORKS I WILL USE A PROPER WAY OF FIXING THIS TILT......A SHIM. ANYWAY , I LET THE FRIDGE RUN ABOUT 12 HORUS AND LO AND BEHOLD THE ICE BIN HAD NO WATER IN IT.......JUST ICE CUBES. YEAH !!!

 SPEAKING OF FRIDGES. OUR ELDEST WANTS A FRIDGE UPSTAIRS IN OUR 2ND FLOOR KITCHEN / OFFICE AREA. BASICALLY , IT IS TO KEEP FOOD AWAY FROM ME THAT SHE BUYS. WELL.....CRAIGSLIST STRUCK AGAIN. TECHNICALLY IT WAS FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE.  A GUY WAS REMODELING HIS KITCHEN AND SELLING HIS FRIDGE FOR $25. AFTER ONE WEEK HE DECIDED TO JUST GIVE IT AWAY FOR FREE.....THUS I STEP IN.  THE POST WAS ONLY 11 MINUTES OLD. WHEELS AND I TAKE THE 22 MINUTE RIDE IN A LITTLE UNDER 40 MINUTES. I WAS A COMPLETE ASS AND WENT THE WRONG WAY ON THE BLUE ROUTE FOR AT LEAST 10 MINUTES. OUR G.P.S. KEPT GOING UP IN MINUTES....WHAT THE FUCK !!??!!  EARLIER I MAPQUESTED THE AREA OF GLENSIDE AND THOUGHT IT WAS TOWARDS SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP ESPECIALLY WHEN I SAW IT ON THE MAP .......SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP OFF THE BLUE ROUTE. WELL......THERE ARE 2 FUCKING SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIPS !!

 ANYWAY , WE FIGURED IT OUT AND HEADED TO THE ADDRESS. THE GUY WAS COOL AND EVEN PLACED THE FRIDGE ON THE CURB AND TOOK THE DOORS OFF. WE GOT IT HOME IN 22 MINUTES. WE MOVED IT INSIDE OUR HOME USING A DOLLY AND TARP. I INSTALLED THE DOORS ( THANKS BRO FOR THE NEW DRIVE SOCKETS AND TOOLS !! ) AND TESTED IT. AFTER 6 HOURS THE FRIDGE IS WORKING PERFECTLY AND IT IS PRETTY DAMN CLEAN.

 IMMEDIATELY HEAD TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN PREPPING FOR THE RADIO SHOW. B.B. OUR ENGINEER AND CO-HOST ALONG WITH STEPH ANOTHER CO-HOST HELPED ME SET UP. WE HAD A MINOR SET BACK BUT ALL WAS WELL. A GOOD AMOUNT OF MUSICIANS SHOWED AND WE HAD FUN !!!!

  I LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ANDY REID AND THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FOR WINNING OVER THE TEXANS AND GETTING INTO THE SUPER BOWL. SORRY TEXANS....EVEN THE PLANT BASED DIET CAN BEAT THE CHIEFS TALENT AND HOME FIELD.

 49ERS WIN OVER THE PACKERS WHICH I AM OKAY WITH.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH THE AWARD SHOWS WITH THE TV AND MOVIE ACTORS. THAT HUGE HALL THAT SEATED SO MANY BIG MOVIE STAR WAS PRETTY NICE. BUT, THE ONLY THING I THOUGHT ABOUT WAS THE MONEY IN THIS ROOM COULD STOP HUNGER IN EVERY COUNTRY WORLDWIDE.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT GOOD. AROUND 5AM A PUPPY JUMPED ON MY BED AND IMMEDIATELY SNUGGLED NEXT TO ME AND FELL ASLEEP. I FOUND OUT LATER SHE SNUCK OUT OF THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM AND CAME DOWN TO ME. THAT WAS COOL SINCE SHE NEVER DID THIS BEFORE.

  #AMAZINGMAZE

 MONDAY       1 - 20 - 20

  ROAD TRIP.........

  WHEELS TAKES THE PUP TO THE VET FOR A CHECK-UP. CRAZY MAZE IS IN GOOD HEALTH AND GAINED ANOTHER 5 POUNDS. TOTAL WEIGHT NOW - 24 POUNDS. WHEN WE GOT HER SHE WAS 14 POUNDS.

  I EDIT LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW. MAN , WHAT A DIFFERENCE FROM EDITING IN SEASON 1 TO SEASON 14 TODAY.  LIGHTNING FAST USING DIGITAL GADGETS.  TO GIVE YOU THE TIMING FACTOR. THE FIRST 5 SEASONS IT WAS TAKING ME 3 DAYS TO EDIT AND MAIL OUR SHOWS TO THE AFFILIATES. NOW..........UNDER 1 HOUR. ALSO , NO MORE GOING TO THE POST OFFICE AND MAILING CD'S INDIVIDUALLY. WHAT A FUCKING WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. ALL ARE SENT ELECTRONICALLY.

  WHEELS RETURNS AND STARTS PREPPING FOR A ROAD TRIP. I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY.  I GET DONE IN UNDER AN HOUR. THIS INCLUDES UPLOADING THE SHOW TO GOOGLE DRIVE.

  BACK HOME WE LOAD UP WHAT WE NEED AND THE PUP. WHEELS DRIVES WHILE I MAKE PHONE CALLS. WE ALSO DECIDE TO USE OUR CD PLAYER FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE HAVE ALL THESE OLDIES 70'S ROCK CD'S AND IT WAS FUN LISTENING TO THEM.

 WE MAKE VERY GOOD TIME A, UNLOAD , AND SETTLE IN. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL HERE. IN FACT , I TAKE A PICTURE OF OUR LAKE DRIVE ROAD COVERED WITH PACKED SNOW , LINED BY TREES , AND LAKE ON THE SIDE. OUR PUP PEERS DOWN THE ROAD AND I SNAP A PICTURE. IT IS A SUPER COOL PICTURE AND I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK. I NAME IT " ALBUM COVER ? "

  WE WATCH THE END OF THE 76ERS. THEY BEAT THE NETS AGAIN. WHEELS AND I WERE JUST AT WELLS FARGO LAST WEEK PLAYING THE SAME TEAM. 76ERS DID THE EXACT SAME THING.........ALL GAME LOSING AND THAN PILED ON THE DEFENSE IN THE 4TH QUARTER TO TAKE CONTROL AND WIN. SIMMONS SET A RECORD FOR 1ST BASKETBALL PLAYER EVER TO HAVE 30+ POINTS , 10+ REBOUNDS , 10+ ASSISTS , AND 5 STEALS.....SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WE SHOULD TRADE HIM.

 I TAKE A RIDE TO FILL GAS TANK , GET BRANDY , AND PICK UP OUR FAVORITE PIZZA.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND I TELL WHEELS , " I FRICKIN' LOVE THIS PLACE ".  IN UNDER 1 1/2 HOURS WE ARE DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY LOOKING AT THIS BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.

 ELDEST VISITS YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. THEY GO OUT FOR A SUSHI DINNER IN CENTER CITY. THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY NICE.

 I WALK THE PUP ALONG THE LAKE AND JUMP ABOUT 10 DEER.

 COULDN'T GET OUR BLU-RAY TO ACCESS NETFLIX.....THIS KINDA SUCKS.

  WE WATCH AN EXCELLENT DAVID BLAIN MAGIC DOCUMENTARY. IT HAD A SHITLOAD OF HUGE CELEBRITIES IN IT.

  OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP.........UGH. LOVE CHILLING AND SNUGGLING WITH HER.....NOT SO MUCH SLEEP.

   TUESDAY       1 - 21 - 20

   VERY HAPPY ON OUR CRAIGSLIST " FREE " PURCHASE OF A REFRIGERATOR. WHEELS SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES CLEANING IT WHILE I PAVED A PATH TO GET IT TO OUR UPSTAIRS KITCHEN AREA. IN TOTAL , IT TOOK US ABOUT 45 MINUTES BUT IT IS NOW IN PLACE AND I MUST SAY IT LOOKS VERY GOOD. OUR ELDEST IS SUPER HAPPY SHE HAS A FRIDGE UPSTAIRS AND AWAY FROM ME TAKING HER FOOD.

 SPEAKING OF CRAIGSLIST IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE A VERY LARGE DEAL WILL GO DOWN LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST PURCHASE WE EVER MADE USING THIS SITE.

 YOUNGEST STARTS CLASSES AT COLLEGE. SHE SAID ALL WAS GOOD.

 I DID NOT SLEEP VERY WELL SO I WAS IN SLOW GEAR ALL MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. BUT.....I PICKED UP SPEED AND BEGAN PUNCH LIST WORK. HERE IS THE LIST:

 - RE-ORGANIZE KITCHEN CABINETS. I TRY TO VISION OUR HOME NEVER BEING RENTED BUT THINGS GET SO PUT OUT OF PLACE IT IS TOUGH NOT TOO.

 - REMOVE A BALCONY SLIDING DOOR AND CLEAN EVERYTHING UNDERNEATH ON THE TRACK RAIL AND LUBRICATE THE TRACKS. OF COURSE , THE PUP TROTS OUT ON THE BALCONY DECK TO SEE THE SCENERY.....AND FINDS THE ONE LOOSE SPINDLE. MY HEART JUMPED WHEN SHE STUCK HER HEAD THROUGH IT. THE DROP IS ABOUT 12 FEET.

 - DUSTED ENTIRE 2ND FLOOR AND MAIN ROOM CEILING FAN , MADE ALL BEDS , CHECKED UNDER ALL BEDS , AND CHECKED ALL DRAWERS. I FOUND OVER 25 ORANGE PING PONG BALLS ALONG WITH TRASH OF ALL SORTS.

 - INSTALLED A PIECE OF WOOD TRIM TO HIDE CABLE WIRES IN A BEDROOM. IT WORKED EXCELLENT.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND DOLLAR STORE FOR SOME ITEMS NEEDED.

 - TRIED EXCHANGING A HDMI CORD TO SEE IF IT WOULD FIX OUR BLU-RAY MACHINE TO GET NETFLIX.....IT DID NOT WORK.

 - TURNED ON POWER FOR FRIDGE THAT WAS DEFROSTING FOR 24 HOURS.  THIS IS 3 REFRIGERATORS IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS WE HAD TO DEFROST TO MAKE THE ICE MACHINES WORK. WELL.....WE ARE 3 FOR 3.

 - WHEELS NOTICES WATER IN OUR 2ND MUDROOM FRIDGE UNDER THE VEGGY DRAWERS.....OF COURSE. I SPEND TIME LEVELING THE UNIT AND MOVE ALL FOOD TO THE KITCHEN REFRIGERATOR. THIS WILL BE THE 4TH FRIDGE TO DEFROST FOR ANOTHER 24 HOURS........OH.......MY........GOD.

 - CHECK ALL LIGHT BULBS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. ONLY HAD TO CHANGE AN AWNING BULB.

 - FIXED 2 LAMPS.

 - SHAMPOO 3 DIFFERENT STAINED AREAS ON ONE SECTIONAL COUCH. IT CAME OUT VERY NICE. IT IS VERY NICE TO HAVE A SMALL SHAMPOOER HERE.

 - CHECKED AND TESTED BOTH VACUUMS.

  CLEANING AND ORGANIZING EVERYWHERE I GO.  BY LATE AFTERNOON I WAS DONE.

 WALK THE PUP SEVERAL TIMES AND TAKE SOME COOL PICTURES. WE ALSO PURCHASED A HARNESS TO REPLACE THE NECK COLLAR. THE DOG IS JUST TO ENERGETIC AND PULLS CONSTANTLY ON A LEASH.

  LEFTOVER PIZZA FOR LUNCH IS ALWAYS GOOD.

  WHEELS MAKE A NICE DINNER AND WE CHILL. THE PUP WALKING ALONG THE TOP OF THE COUCH IS PRETTY FUNNY.

  WATCH THE FLYERS WIN A HUGE GAME OVER THE PENGUINS.

  WATCH AN EPISODE OF THIS IS US. WELL , WHEELS WATCHED IT WHILE I WAS ON CRAIGSLIST , DOING BAND EMAILS , AND PLAYING INTERNET POKER.

 WE HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS TO SETTLE IN ON THE NIGHT. I WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT TWICE AND DOESN'T POOP. THIS IS NOT GOOD. OH , THE SKY'S STARS ARE ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.

  HAD THE PUP SLEEP WITH ME AGAIN. SHE DID BETTER THIS NIGHT.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , HAVING A PUP ON THE BED CAN DISTRACT ANY CONCENTRATION. I MEAN ANY.

  WEDNESDAY      1 - 22 - 20

  THE PUP SEES HER FIRST DEER. FIVE DEER CASUALLY STROLL PAST OUR FRONT PATH. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SCENE WITH ALL THE SNOW AND LAKE FROZEN OVER. I GRAB THE PUP AND LET HER PEER OUT A WINDOW. IT WAS LIKE SHE SAW SANTA CLAUSE. I PLACE THE PUP DOWN AND SHE JUMPS UP ON TOP OF THE COUCH AND LOOKS OUT ANOTHER WINDOW.  WE ALL SHOULD LOOK AT LIFE WITH THIS MUCH ENTHUSIASM.

  CAN'T SAY SLEEPING WITH THE PUPPY IS A GOOD THING ESPECIALLY THE WAY MY SLUMBER IS.........BUT JESUS SHE IS SO NICE TO SNUGGLE WITH.

 START THE DAY WITH SOME PUNCH LIST THINGS. I AM CARRY A TOOL BAG AND I FEEL THIS SLIGHT PAIN ON MY CALF. I START TO BLEED.  I FIND A NEW UTILITY BLADE SLIGHTLY PIERCING OUT OF THE SIDE OF THE TOOL BAG. YEP, IT GOT ME. WHEELS PUT A BAND AID ON IT.

  GOT A LARGE SHOW MOVED ONE DAY EARLIER SO I CAN ATTEND A WEDDING. THIS WAS A BIG DEAL AND I THANKED THE PROMOTING COMPANY FOR DOING THIS.

 I CONTINUE MY HARD LOOK FOR A GOOD USED MINIVAN / WORK VEHICLE.  I HAVE SEARCHED COUNTLESS DEALERSHIPS , CRAIGSLIST , NEXT DOOR , AND FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. I CAN NOT FIND A BETTER DEAL THAN THE ONE WE HAVE NOW........UNTIL TODAY.  OF COURSE , I TOLD THE OWNER OF THIS ONE VEHICLE WE BUY HIS TOMORROW. WELL , I FOUND ANOTHER VEHICLE VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE SO I DECIDED TO CALL THE OWNER. WE EMAILED SEVERAL TIMES BUT THAT WAS NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH. I CALL THE GUY AND HE SEEMS COOL BUT HE IS NOT MOTIVATED TO SELL HIS VAN AT ALL.  THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR ME BECAUSE THERE WAS NO NEGOTIATING THE PRICE.

 CONTINUED -- WHAT WOULD YOU DO ?

  COMPARISONS OF THE 2 VEHICLES :

   KING OF PRUSSIA VAN              VERSE                NEW JERSEY VAN

  - 2 YEARS NEWER                                                 - $1150 CHEAPER

  - INSPECTED 3 DAYS AGO                                   - INSPECTION DUE NEXT MONTH

  - NEW BACK ROTORS AND BRAKES                  - CLAIMS IT IS IN MINT CONDITION ( I BELIEVED HIM )

  - VERBALLY AGREED TO PRICE                         - 7,000 LESS MILES

  - ONE OWNER                                                         - ACQUIRED VIA CAR REPO

  - GOOD COMMUNICATION                                    - NO PICTURES OF VEHICLE YET JUST ALL DESCRIPTION.

  BOTH VEHICLES HAVE ALL THE BELLS , WHISTLES , AND MORE. SO I WENT A STEP FURTHER AND ASKED MY 3 GIRLS. ALL SAID KEEP THE DEAL FOR THE KING OF PRUSSIA VAN. I AM AGREEING WITH THEM BUT IT WOULD OF BEEN NICE TO CHECK THIS VEHICLE OUT TOO.  AGAIN , I REALLY BELIEVE THE DEAL WE ARE ABOUT TO MAKE TOMORROW IS A FAIR DEAL FOR BOTH PARTIES......PROBABLY MORE FAIR ON HIS END. THE THING THAT IS ALWAYS MY MOTIVE WHEN USING CRAIGSLIST AND SUCH THE DEAL SHOULD BE GOOD TO EXCELLENT. THIS DEAL IS FAIR.

 EXAMPLES OF GREAT DEALS I HAVE DONE ON CRAIGSLIST AND SUCH.

  FLYERS TICKETS - $250 UNDER FACE VALUE THAT CAME WITH FREE PARKING AND ACCESS TO CADILLAC GRILL.

  76ERS TICKETS - $180 UNDER FACE VALUE.

  REFRIGERATOR - FREE AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.

  14 FIVE GALLON DRUMS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER - $4 A DRUM.

  COUCH FOR BASEMENT - EXCELLENT CONDITION - FREE.

  OK , SO YOU CAN SEE WHERE I AM GOING HERE. THE MINIVAN WE ARE ABOUT TO BUY TOMORROW IS IN MINT CONDITION AND WE HAVE A VERBAL AGREEMENT. I AM NOT IN LOVE WITH THIS DEAL BUT I AM OKAY WITH IT. THE ALTERNATIVE IS BUYING A BETTER USED VEHICLE AT $18,000 OR A NEW VAN AROUND $30,000. BOTH THESE OPTIONS WOULD HAVE MONTHLY PAYMENTS AND INTEREST RATES. BOTH WE DO NOT WANT.

  TRAINING THE PUP NOT TO GO BALLISTIC EVERY TIME WE ARE ABOUT TO FEED HER IS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. THE BEST DESCRIPTION I CAN GIVE IS THIS DOG IS " RAVENOUS " AT EVERY FEEDING.

  WHEELS AND I HEAD TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS UP HERE. IT IS A BYOB AND CALLED CHARLIE WEAVERS. THE WAITRESS " MIKE " IS ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES BUT COOL. TO BE ON HER GOOD SIDE BRING UP YOU ARE A FAN OF THE TV SERIES THE WALKING DEAD. OUR MEALS WERE VERY GOOD AND THE TOTAL COST WAS 60 BUCKS.....THAT'S WITH TIP.  ALSO , IT IS JUST SO COOL TO CHILL WITH WHEELS AND TALK ABOUT LIFE , BUSINESS , INVESTING , KIDS , PUP , FAMILY , AND MORE. THE THING WE ARE STARTING TO DIG NOW IS OUR FLEXIBILITY TO TRAVEL TO OUR CONDO AND MOUNTAIN HOUSE NOW THAT THE KIDS ARE OLDER. THIS IS PRETTY COOL. I FRIGGIN' LOVE COMING UP HERE AND THIS HOUSE.

 TALKED TO BOTH OUR KIDS TONIGHT......LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 TRIED TO SET UP A LUNCH DATE WITH SOME PHILLY AUNTS AND A COUSIN AND I GOT SHOT DOWN. I GIGGLED WHEN I HUNG UP THE PHONE. SO , I SET UP ANOTHER LUNCH DATE WITH SOME OTHER COUSINS.

  76ERS KEEP IT CLOSE BUT THAN GET SMOKED.

  WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN BACK AT HOME. WE HAVE A DRINK AND SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP. SHE IS PRETTY HAPPY TO SEE US. 

 OFF TO BED AND THIS TIME WE WILL FLIP FLOP BEDROOMS. WHEELS WILL HAVE THE PUP TONIGHT.

  THURSDAY     1 - 23 - 20

 WELP.........THE PURCHASE OF A USED VEHICLE ALL WENT DOWN AND I MADE A MISTAKE. I GOT A " SIGN " AND I DID NOT HEED IT.

 I SLEEP GOOD AND WHEELS TAKES THE PUP FOR THE NIGHT. MY SHIFT TURN WAS ABOUT 6:15AM SO I ENTER THE BEDROOM AND ASK WHEELS , " WHERE'S THE PUP ? " SHE LIFTS UP THE COMFORTER AND THERE IS THE PUP HIDDEN AND SNUGGLED AGAINST HER BODY.

  START THE MORNING AS ALWAYS WITH MY NORMAL ROUTINE....WHICH NOW INCLUDES PUPPY DUTY.

  BY LATE MORNING WE BEGIN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING AND LOADING UP THE CAR.

 4 REFRIGERATORS DEFROSTED IN 2 WEEKS AND...........IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING NORMALLY AGAIN. WE ARE 4 FOR 4 IN FIXING THEM.

  WE GET ROLLING AND STOP AT THE DUMPSTER TO DROP OFF A COUPLE OF BAGS OF TRASH.

  WE MAKE GREAT TIME GETTING HOME AND SETTLE IN. 

  I HEAD TO THE BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT AND ACQUIRE A CASHIER'S CHECK.

  WHEELS AND I HEAD TO A GUY WE MET AND HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH THE LAST 3 WEEKS. WE ARRIVE AT HIS WORK AND HIS SON IS THERE AGAIN. WE EXCHANGE LICENSES , THE CAR'S TITLE , AND OF COURSE......I HAND HIM THE CASHIER'S CHECK. MY ANTENNAS HAVE BEEN TELLING ME FOR 3 WEEKS TO KEEP LOOKING HARD FOR A SIMILAR VEHICLE.  I COULD ONLY FIND 2 EVEN CLOSE TO THIS ONE. FOR THE MOST PART NOTHING BEAT THE VALUE AND CONDITION OF THIS CAR.........SO ,ON THE DRIVE OVER I SAID TO WHEELS ," THIS IS IT , ANY LAST QUESTIONS TO BAIL ? " SHE GIVES ME THE " LOOK " LIKE " I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS , GET IT THE FUCK OVER WITH. YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE ".

  WE MAKE THE BIGGEST CRAIGSLIST PURCHASE EVER AND BUY THE VEHICLE.  THE ONE MISTAKE I DID WAS I NEVER TOOK IT FOR A TEST DRIVE. I SAW & LISTENED TO THE ENGINE , MADE SURE IT WAS INSPECTED , AND MORE BUT NEVER PHYSICALLY DROVE IT UNTIL NOW.

  SO...........WHEELS FOLLOWS ME IN HER CAR AND I ACCESS THE VEHICLE . I WILL NOT DO THE GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS VAN BECAUSE THERE ARE A TON. BUT , I WILL DO THE BAD THINGS.

  HERE THEY ARE :

 - THE SEAT - IT IS SLIGHTLY TO CLOSE TO THE STEERING WHEEL EVEN THOUGH I HAVE IT ALL THE WAY BACK. I THOUGHT IT SHOULD MOVE BACK AT LEAST ANOTHER 1 FOOT......OR I LOSE A 100 POUNDS.

 - THE SEAT - IT IS NOT AS COMFORTABLE AS I THOUGHT. IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING HARD WAS PUSHING ON MY ASS. YES , THERE ARE A 100 SEXUAL JOKES THERE. AGAIN , I HAVE A HUGE ASS AND JUST MY FAT ALONE IS COMFORTABLE BUT SOMETHING WAS HARD IN THE SEAT. I GUESS IT WAS THE OLD STORY OF THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA.

 - THE SOUND - THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT. IN THE FIRST MILE OR TWO EVERYTHING WAS GOOD. THAN.....I HEAR A SLIGHT HIGH PITCH NOISE IN THE BACK RIGHT OF THE VAN. I CAN NOT TELL IF IT IS ON THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS THE RADIO SO I TURN IT OFF. I NOTICE IT IS ONLY MAKES NOISE ON " TURNS " WITH THIS SLIGHT HIGH PITCH SOUND. I AM TOTALLY BUMMED. THE GUY DESCRIBED IT AS MINT AND PERFECT CONDITION AND JUST PASSED INSPECTION 3 DAYS AGO. I PULL UP TO OUR HOUSE KINDA MELANCHOLY. IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN 100'S OF CRAIGSLIST AND SUCH EXCHANGES AND I FEEL THE BUYER GOT THE BETTER DEAL.

 I TEXT THE GUY AND HE SAID HE NEVER HEARD THE SOUND BECAUSE HE ALWAYS HAS THE RADIO ON.

 - " THE SIGN " - AT THE BANK , THE TELLER SHOWS ME THE CASHIER'S CHECK AND SAYS , " DOES EVERYTHING LOOK OKAY HERE ? " I LOOK AT IT AND THE NAME ON THE CHECK IS SPELLED WRONG. SHE NOW HAS TO DO IT ALL OVER WHICH TAKES ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I AM IN LINE FOR 25 MINUTES AND PEOPLE BEHIND ME ARE NOT HAPPY....ESPECIALLY WITH THE ONE TELLER WORKING WITH ME AND THE OTHER TELLER ON THE PHONE. ONE LADY NEXT IN LINE ACTUALLY LEFT IN A HUFF OF ANGER. ANYWAY , I SHOULD OF SEEN THIS AS A " SIGN " FROM ABOVE.........( USE A DEEP GOD VOICE ) , " CHRIS .........HOLD OFF ......... YOU MUST CONTINUE SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER VAN.   ALSO......LOSE SOME WEIGHT........FATTY. "

  I HAVE 2 DIRECTIONS HERE. ONE - CANCEL THE CASHIERS CHECK AND RETURN THE VAN , OR 2 - GIVE IT A LITTLE MORE TIME TO FOR ME TO GET ACCLIMATED TO THE CAR.

  I HAVE SOME DINNER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. TO PUT ME IN A BETTER MOOD WE HAD THE BIGGEST JUST JAM SINCE WE STARTED IT 2 YEARS AGO. THE KEY.....A COMEDIAN. THE GUY WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY FUNNY AND HE BROUGHT A TON OF FAMILY.  MORE MUSICIANS ARE HEARING ABOUT OUR FORMAT AND THEY LOVE IT. THE WORD IS FINALLY GETTING OUT AND MAN DID WE HAVE A GOOD CROWD.  THE MOST HEART WARMING TO ME WAS 20 MUSICIANS WITH GUITARS , HARMONICAS , KEY BOARDS , AND MORE ALL STARTED SINGING JOHN DENVER'S " COUNTRY ROAD ".  YOU KNOW THE SONG , ( SING ALITTLE ) , " COUNTRY ROADS , TAKE ME HOME , TO THE PLACE I BELONG......WEST VIRGINIA , MOUNTAIN MAMA , ( STILL SINGING IN YOUR HEAD ? ) TAKE ME HOME , COUNTRY ROADS. " IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS I EVER HAD BEING PART OF THE NAIL. I WAS SINGING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS.....WITH TEARS IN MY EYES. TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE SINGING TOGETHER ON ONE SONG GOT ME SO EMOTIONAL AND PROUD THAT I THOUGHT , " MAYBE THIS WORLD ( SOMETIMES ) IS NOT SO BAD. "

 SPEAKING OF HEART WARMING........MANY " DELCO " PEOPLE SPREAD THE WORD FOR DWAYNE " THE ROCK " JOHNSON TO CONTACT A LOCAL GIRL NAMED EMILY WHO IS BATTLING CANCER. SHE REALLY LIKES THE ROCK AND LOVES TO COOK. ANYWAY , THE ROCK STEPPED UP .....AND IT WENT VIRAL INSTANTLY. HE GAVE HER A 6 MINUTE PERSONAL HEART WARMING VIDEO , A NEW COMPUTER , AND $1,000'S OF DOLLARS WORTH OF HIS CLOTHING LINE. A CUTE THING WAS A CHEF'S HAT HE HAD CUSTOMIZED AND EMBROIDER FOR EMILY WHICH SAID , " CAN YOU SMELL WHAT EMILY IS COOKIN'? " I TEARED UP WATCHING THE VIDEO OF HER BEING INTERVIEWED BY A LOCAL CHANNELL 10 REPORTER. IT IS ALL OVER FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA. IT IS SO F'N COOL.

 AFTER A REALLY FUN NIGHT AT THE NAIL AND BUSY ( I HAD A BARTENDER HELP ME FOR ABOUT AN HOUR ) I HEAD HOME STILL THINKING ABOUT THIS PURCHASE. I MAKE 2 DRINKS AT 1:30AM AND FALL ASLEEP DURING THE 2ND DRINK. I WAKE UP AT 3AM AND HEAD TO BED.

 ANOTHER CRAZY DAY AND NIGHT IN THE BOOKS.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE STORY :

 DRIVING HOME WITH WHEELS WE LISTEN TO ADELE 'S CD " 9 ". WE PLAYED ALL 12 SONGS AND I DID NOT KNOW A SINGLE ONE. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STORY. ANYWAY , I GO OFF ON A POSITIVE LIFE RANT AND SAY , " YOU KNOW WHEELS , I THINK WE ARE 1 PERCENTERS .....WITHOUT THE MONEY. " SHE GIGGLES AND TOTALLY AGREES. I CONTINUE , " I MEAN LOOK AT OUR LIVES RIGHT NOW.  WITH OUR 2 JOBS , THE KIDS IN COLLEGE AND A TEACHING JOB , AND 2 VACATION PROPERTIES WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE WANT. WE CAN TRAVEL TO THE SEASHORE AND POCONOS EVERY WEEK FOR 3 TO 5 DAYS IF WE WANTED TOO. I MEAN....WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THE STARS LINING UP FOR US ON ALL THESE SCENARIOS ? WE BUSTED OUR ASSES BUILDING THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE , THE NAIL , THE CONDO , AND I LOVE COMING UP HERE TO THE POCONOS. WE ARE 88 MINUTES DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY AND THAT IS AWESOME. IN 1 /1 2 HOURS HOURS YOU CAN BE DRINKING A BEER ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING A LAKE.  I MEAN THIS IS A PRETTY DAMN COOL SITUATION ". I GO ON AND ON ABOUT WE HAVE SO MUCH FLEXIBILITY TO REALLY ENJOY OUR PROPERTIES AND EACH OTHER......THAN MY BLOOD AND NEGATIVE GENES SETS IN.....AND THE RANT TURNED NEGATIVE.

 CONTINUED - THE GOOD VIBE AND LIFE RANT CONTINUES AND AS WE APPROACH THE LEHIGH TUNNEL. I AM TALKING ABOUT OUR NORTH WILDWOOD CONDO NOW AND I SEE AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN , THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO GO THROUGH , A TOWER ANTENNA ON THE VERY TOP. SO , I CHANGE TOPIC AND SAY TO WHEELS , " YOU SEE THAT HIGH MOUNTAIN ? YOU SEE THAT ANTENNA TOWER ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN ? THAT IS WHEN WE BOUGHT OUR CONDO AT THE " PEAK " OF THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. YOU COULD NOT GET ANY FUCKING HIGHER THAN WHEN WE BOUGHT IT. JESUS CHRIST WHAT THE FUCK WAS I THINKING ? THIS MOUNTAIN IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH FOR THE PRICE WE PAID SO THEY STUCK A FUCKING ANTENNA TOWER ON TOP OF THE FUCKING MOUNTAIN TO PISS ME OFF EVEN MORE AND REMIND ME THAT WE DROPPED THE FUCKING BALL ON THIS TIMELY PURCHASE. CHRIST.....THE OWNERS BEFORE US ARE PROBABLY IN FUCKING BARBADOS SINCE 2006 LIVING THE FUCKING DREAM SUCKING ON MARGUERITES WHILE WE GOT STUCK WITH THIS DAMN MOUNTAIN PRICE........DAMN IT !!  WE BOUGHT IT SO DAMN HIGH !!

 CONTINUED - WHEELS SHAKES HER HEAD ( I'VE SEEN THIS HEAD SHAKING MANY TIMES ) AND SAYS , " CAN YOU GET BACK TO THE GOOD PART OF OUR LIVES ? .........JESUS CHRIST. "

  FRIDAY     1 - 24 - 20

  THE MORE I DRIVE IT THE MORE I AM LIKING IT.

  TOOK A RIDE TO EAGLE AUTO TAG WHICH MOVED FROM HAVERTOWN TO SPRINGFIELD WHICH KINDA SUCKS FOR ME BUT I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. I HAVE USED THIS PLACE ON 5 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AND THEY CUT ME A BREAK. ANYWAY , I REGISTERED OUR " NEW " VEHICLE , GOT A NEW TITLE , AND RECEIVED A LICENSE PLATE.

 I TIMED IT PERFECTLY BECAUSE WHEN FINISHED I DROVE TO CENTER CITY TO PICK UP OUR YOUNGEST. IT IS ALWAYS A JOY TO CHILL WITH THIS KID.

 WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 WE STOP AT THE BANK TO GET CHANGE FOR THE NAIL. I ASK THE TELLER WHO RAN THE CASHIER'S CHECK YESTERDAY FOR ME , " IF I WANTED TO CANCEL THAT CHECK , COULD I DO IT ? " SHE CALLED IN A MANAGER AND HE SAID I COULD.....NOT THAT I WOULD........BUT I COULD.

  STOP AT VIC'S SUSHI. MY KID GETS LUNCH AND MAKES A LITTLE MONEY FOR HELPING ME FOR 15 MINUTES AT THE NAIL.

 AT HOME WE HAVE LUNCH.

  I DECIDE TO WORK OUTSIDE SINCE IT IS BEAUTIFUL OUT FOR LATE JANUARY.

  OUR YOUNGEST WALKS THE PUP AND PUTS HER ON THE RUNNER. THEY PLAY FOR A LITTLE BIT.  NOT KNOWING IT IS GOING TO BE A SERIOUS DOWNPOUR TOMORROW I ASK MY KID TO SWEEP UP ALL THE LEAVES GOING DOWN OUR OUTSIDE ENTRANCE STEPS.  IF THE DRAIN GETS CLOGGED THE RAIN POURS INTO OUR BASEMENT. I THINK I DODGED A BULLET HERE.

  SOME VEHICLE SMASHED OUR WOOD STREET BORDER........AGAIN. I TAKE SOME TOOLS AND WORK ON IT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

  I WINDEX THE VAN'S OUTSIDE WINDOWS THAN TAKE MY KID FOR AN EYE APPOINTMENT.

  BACK HOME WE PLAY WITH THE PUP.  WE TOOK THE " NEW " VAN AND IT MADE THE HIGH PITCH NOISE AGAIN BUT THIS TIME ONLY TWICE.  I PARKED IN SOME MUD SO WHEN WE GOT HOME I HOSED DOWN THE ENTIRE VAN.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL IN THE VAN AND I AM LIKING IT MORE AND MORE I DRIVE IT.  I FIGURED TONIGHT WAS GOING TO BE SLOW SO I BROUGHT THE VEHICLE'S MANUAL IN WITH ME. AFTER PREPPING AND LOADING THE BANDS I MANNED THE FRONT DOOR AND READ THE FEATURES OF THIS VAN........JESUS IT HAS A TON. MOST LIKELY I WILL NEVER USE 90% OF THEM. THE BEST IS THE VAN HAS AN OUTLET SO IF I EVER WANT TO HEAT UP A PIZZA WITH OUR MINIATURE MICROWAVE.....DONE.  THE SEATS SWIVEL 180 DEGREES AND A TABLE FOLDS OUT TOO. IT HAS U.S.B. FEATURES , 2 DVD MOVIE SCREENS , HEATED SEATS THROUGHOUT , SATELLITE RADIO , AND G.P.S. NAVIGATION. THIS THING WAS BUILT FOR TRAVELING.

  THE NIGHT MOVES ALONG I AM PLEASANTLY SURPRISED ON A GOOD NIGHT. THIS NIGHT HAD 3 BANDS CANCEL ON US SO WE DID A LAST MINUTE REBUILD AND GOT A SOLO ACT AND 2 BANDS TO FILL IN. WE ENDED UP WITH ABOUT 50 PEOPLE ATTENDING THE SHOW WHICH IS NOT BAD.

 I ROLL HOME AND CHILL. I HAVE ONE LIME GIN ON THE ROCKS AND WHEELS AND I WATCH A HALF EPISODE OF SHAMELESS. AGAIN , IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 MY TURN WITH THE PUP AND I DID A TEST. SHE WAS SLEEPING ON THE COUCH AND I DID NOT WANT TO DISTURB HER. I CLOSE ALL THE LIGHTS AND GO TO BED WITH MY DOOR OPEN. AT 3:15AM I HEAR A THUMP ON MY BED AND FEEL MY COMFORTER MOVE. WITHIN SECONDS I HAD A WARM PUPPY SNUGGLING ON MY NECK. I SMILED.

 BY 5:15AM THE PUP JUMPED OFF THE BED. THIS IS HER SIGN I NEED TO PEE. I WALK HER AND LUCKILY IT IS ONLY MISTING OUT. I KNOW THE HARD RAIN IS COMING SOON. SHE DOES HER THING AND WE GO BACK TO BED AGAIN.

 AT 6:45AM SHE JUMPS OFF THE BED AGAIN. SHE KNOWS IT IS FEEDING TIME.  I STARTED TRAINING HER ON FEEDING TOO. THE DOG GOES ABSOLUTELY BALLISTIC WHEN SHE SEES AND HEARS THE BAG RATTLING TO FILL HER BOWL. I MEAN JUMPING ON YOU AND ALL OVER THE PLACE. SHE FRIGGIN' BOUNCES LIKE TIGGER ON 2 HIND LEGS. I AM PUTTING A STOP TO THIS. I MAKE HER SIT AND STAY UNTIL THE BOWL IS ON THE FLOOR. IF SHE MOVES AN INCH TOWARDS I YELL THE COMMAND TO STAY. OH MY GOD IT IS HILARIOUS. IT'S LIKE ASKING A KID TO STAY AT THE TOP OF THE STEPS ON CHRISTMAS MORNING.

  OUR YOUNGEST DECIDES TO GO BACK TO COLLEGE TONIGHT. OF COURSE I AM SADDENED BUT I CAN NOT BLAME THE KID. I AM JUST SO HAPPY FOR HER THAT SHE IS ENJOYING COLLEGE AND HER FRIENDS.

   SATURDAY       1 - 25 - 20

 WHAT THE HELL IS A BACKING OR VACUUM PLATE ?......I FOUND OUT.

 THE SQUEAKING OF THE " NEW " VAN CONTINUES. I GAVE A RIDE FOR MY ELDEST TO MAGGIANOS IN KING OF PRUSSIA FOR HER WORK'S CHRISTMAS PARTY. BOTH OF US PINPOINTED WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM.........BACK RIGHT WHEEL. SO , THIS IS GOOD. AT LEAST I FOUND OUT WHERE.

  BACK HOME , I CALL THE MECHANICS SHOP WHO JUST CHANGED THE BRAKES AND ROTORS ALONG WITH LIGHT BULBS AND PA INSPECTION. HE THINKS IT IS A BACKING OR VACUUM PLATE. IT IS AN EASY FIX AND THEY WILL NOT CHARGE ME IF I BRING IT IN. THIS PLATE IS NEXT TO THE ROTOR ON THE BRAKING SYSTEM. HE TELLS ME IT IS AN EASY FIX BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM....THEY ARE IN COATESVILLE. BUT.............I HAVE A BACK UP PLAN FIRST.

 I MAKE HOME MADE BANANA PANCAKES FOR WHEELS AND I.

 I PROGRAMMED THE " NEW " VAN.  IT NOW CONTROLS OUR GARAGE DOORS AND GATE AT THE NAIL. I ALSO PLUGGED IN SOME NAVIGATION POINTS FOR QUICK G.P.S.ING.

  WHEELS GOES TO A CHARITY FUND RAISER WITH SOME FRIENDS AND THAN DINNER AT MAGGIANOS. I HAD A PEANUT BUTTER AND FLUFFERNUTTER SANDWICH.

  I TOOK A LITTLE NAP WITH THE PUP. THIS IS ALWAYS HEARTWARMING. I DO FIND MYSELF CALLING MAZE THE PUP OUR OLD DOG NELLIE.......WHICH MAKES ME SAD. I STILL REALLY MISS HER.

  WORK ON OUR BLU-RAY FOR ACCESSING NETFLIX AND SUCH ON TV'S WITHOUT AN HDMI PORT. I DID A TEST ON MY TV WITH AN HDMI PORT AND IT WORKED. THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS AND IT NARROWED MY TROUBLE SHOOTING DOWN TO ONE PROBLEM. I HAD A BAD CONVERTER. HAVING THIS AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS VERY USEFUL. NOW.....I CAN'T REMEMBER IF OUR MT HOUSE TV HAS A HDMI PORT OR NOT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A HUGE NIGHT. ONCE AGAIN WE RUN A PERFECT SHOW. OVER 130 TICKETS WERE SOLD AND MAN DID OUR STAFF RUN. I WAS SO APPRECIATIVE OF OUR STAFF I GAVE THEM OPEN BAR FOR OVER AN HOUR. I MOSTLY WANTED TO HANG WITH THEM TOO.

  SO MANY PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME AND THANKED US FOR PUTTING ON SHOWS LIKE THIS. IT WAS A DAMN GOOD FEELING.

 MY ONE ACE IN THE HOLE........OUR DOORMAN IS A MASTER CAR MECHANIC SO I TOLD HIM ABOUT MY BACKING/VACUUM PLATE PROBLEM WITH THE " NEW " VAN. HE TOLD ME IT IS AN EASY FIX. WE WALK OUTSIDE AND HE SPENDS ABOUT 1 MINUTE PUSHING BACK THE PLATE AWAY FROM THE ROTOR/BREAKING PAD. WHEN I DROVE THE VAN HOME I DID NOT HEAR ANYTHING. THAN AGAIN......I DID HAVE SOME BOOZE IN ME. I WILL TEST IT AGAIN TOMORROW.

  A SOLID 76ERS WIN OVER ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE NBA......LEBRON JAMES AND THE LAKERS.

 SPEAKING OF THE 76ERS.....I GOT OFFERED 2 TICKETS AGAIN. A GOOD PRICE.

 VILLANOVA WITH A GOOD WIN TOO.

 ROLL HOME TIRED. I GO STRAIGHT TO BED.

  SUNDAY       1 - 26 - 20

 AND IN AN INSTANT 9 LIVES WERE TAKEN FROM US.

  WELP , THE NOISE IS STILL THERE.  FIRST ATTEMPT HAS FAILED. THE HIGH PITCH SQUEAKING NOISE FROM THE VACUUM PLATE ( I THINK ) IS STILL MAKING THE SOUND ON MY VAN. I WAS SUCKED IN AND GOT ALL THE WAY TO THE NAIL AND HEARD NOTHING.....UNTIL I ENTERED THE GATE. I WAS EVEN THINKING , " MAN, I AM REALLY STARTING TO LIKE THIS VAN. "

 THE 2ND ATTEMPT WILL BE ME SINCE I KNOW HOW TO BEND BACK THE PLATE. I WILL DO THIS TOMORROW.IF NOT , OFF TO THE MECHANICS SHOP.

  I CLEAN AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 WHEELS TAKES A RIDE TO VISIT FAMILY.

 DID ANYONE WATCH THE PRO BOWL ?

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH WHEELS AND THE PUPPY. IT WAS MY TURN WITH THE PUPPY. WE TRIED A NEW GAME PLAN TO USE THE CRATE......KEEP THE PUPPY AWAKE. SO FROM 7PM WE KEPT HER AWAKE. I GO TO BED AND BY 3:45AM I HEAR HERE BARKING. OH WELL.....THAT DIDN'T WORK. SHE DID POOP AND PEE WHICH MADE IT LEGITIMATE FOR HER TO BARK.

 WE WATCHED THE MUSIC GRAMMY AWARDS. OH MY GOD IT WAS SO DAMN BAD. A COUPLE OF PERFORMANCES WERE GOOD BUT MOST WERE REALLY UNWATCHABLE AND UNLISTENABLE. SOCIAL MEDIA RIPPED THE SHIT OUT OF THE AWARD CEREMONY.

  WATCHING TV I SCROLL THROUGH FACEBOOK WHILE I AM SITTING AT MY DESK. I SEE A FEED THAT READS " R.I.P. KOBE ". I THINK NOTHING OF IT BECAUSE I KINDA QUICKLY SCROLLED THROUGH STORIES. THAN..........ON ESPN I SEE IT , " KOBE BRYANT HAS DIED DUE TO A HELICOPTER CRASH. " I AM HEART BROKEN. HE WAS TRAVELING TO A BASKETBALL EVENT IN WHICH HE WAS COACHING AND HIS DAUGHTER WAS PLAYING IN.

  SO , THIS IS HOW QUICKLY THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE. HERE IS MY TAKE :

 - IT IS INCREDIBLY SAD 9 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES DUE TO A HELICOPTER CRASH. KOBE WAS A GOOD PERSON AND GAVE A TON TO HIS COMMUNITY. HE SEEMED TO LOVE HIS KIDS BIG TIME AND HEARING THE 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS IN THE HELICOPTER WAS EVEN MORE DEVASTATING.  SLOWLY NAMES ARE BEING RELEASED LIKE THE KID'S FRIEND AND HER PARENTS WERE ON THE TRAGIC TRIP. I BELIEVE THE FATHER WAS A BASEBALL COACH.  OH MAN , THE FEAR THESE PEOPLE MUST HAVE GONE THROUGH.

 - A WHOLE NATION IS SHOCKED AND FOR THE MOST PART EVERYONE IS SYMPATHETIC.  HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE LAKERS STADIUM AND EVEN HERE IN LOWER MERION WHERE KOBE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL.

 - EVERY NEWS AGENCY AND EVERY TV STATION HAS INTERVIEWS OR TRIBUTES TO KOBE. IT IS REALLY SO DAMN TRAGIC. OF COURSE , IN OUR WORLD , THERE ARE ALWAYS PEOPLE WHO BRING OUT THE NASTY SIDE OF THINGS. IT SEEMS ON SOCIAL MEDIA SUDDENLY PEOPLE ALL HAVE HARVARD DEGREES.

 - SOME PEOPLE POSTING ABOUT KOBE'S RAPE CHARGES. NOT THE TIME TO DO THIS.

 - SOME PEOPLE POSTING ABOUT A REPORTER WHO USED THE " N " WORD DURING HER DESCRIPTION OF KOBE'S OLD TEAM THE LAKERS. SHE CLEARLY AND ABSOLUTELY SAID " NAKERS " FOLLOWED EXTREMELY QUICKLY BY " LAKERS ".  OF COURSE SOCIAL MEDIA BLEW THIS WAY OUT OF PROPORTION. MOST PEOPLE AGREED SHE DID NOT SAY THE " N " WORD.

  THIS IS A HORRIBLE INCIDENT.  KOBE APPARENTLY USED HIS HELICOPTER FREQUENTLY BECAUSE HE HAD A LAUNDRY LIST OF AILMENTS ALONG WITH THE HORRIBLE CALIFORNIAN TRAFFIC. HE COULD NOT SIT IN A CAR FOR MORE THAN 2 HOURS WITHOUT BEING IN PAIN. I COULDN'T BLAME HIM FOR USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF TRAVEL. WHAT THE HELL.....I DO THE SAME THING IF I HAD HIS KINDA MONEY.

  AGAIN , 95% OF THE PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA ARE HEART BROKEN ON KOBE'S DEATH AND HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER ALONG WITH THE OTHERS. WE KNOW THERE WERE 9 PEOPLE TOTAL ONBOARD WHICH MAKES IT EVEN MORE TRAGIC. THIS WAS A LOCAL GUY WHO GAVE AN ABSOLUTE SHITLOAD OF MONEY AND TIME BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY.  I TEARED UP WHEN THEY SHOWED A SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO OF KOBE HOLDING HIS DAUGHTER AND DANCING WITH EXCITEMENT WHEN THE EAGLES WON THE SUPER BOWL.

  NEEDING BEER I DRIVE BACK DOWN TO THE NAIL AFTER DINNER. YEAH , IT'S KINDA NICE HAVING A 24/7 BEER DISTRIBUTOR AND LIQUOR STORE. BUT , THIS WAS NOT ON MY MIND. I WENT OUTSIDE AND CHANGED THE MARQUEE TO SAY " R.I.P. KOBE ".

  MONDAY      1 - 27 - 20

  KOBE STILL HITTING HARD ON PAIN AS I WATCH SEVERAL SPECIALS ON HIS LIFE. ON THE OTHER END THERE ARE CRUEL PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO POST BAD SHIT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.  IT AMAZES ME WHEN EVERYONE BECOMES A FUCKING SCHOLAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS. THEY KNOW ALL THE FUCKING ANSWERS.  THE MAIN NEGATIVE POST WAS THE RAPE CHARGES. THE GIRL HE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH DROPPED ALL CHARGES SO HE WAS ACQUITTED. THAN YOU CAN SAY WELL SHE TOOK A BOAT LOAD OF MONEY TO SETTLE IT OUT OF COURT.....WHICH WE DON'T EXACTLY KNOW. ALLS WE KNOW HE CLAIMED IT WAS CONSENSUAL AND SHE DROPPED THE CHARGES. I ALWAYS BELIEVE THE WOMEN IN ANY SEX CHARGE BUT HERE SHE DROPPED THE CHARGES.

 I UN-FRIENDED AT LEAST 5 PEOPLE TONIGHT AND BLOCKED 3 MORE. I AM JUST SO SICK OF THE PURE SINICISM AND NEGATIVITY. EVERYBODY HAS THEIR PERFECT LIVES AND KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS HIDDEN BEHIND A KEYBOARD.

 LOWEST RATINGS FOR THE GRAMMY MUSIC AWARDS OF ALL TIME. I THOUGHT IT WAS HORRIBLE AND EMBARRASSING EXCEPT FOR A COUPLE OF ARTISTS. I DID NOT KNOW AEROSMITH WAS LIP SYNCING.

  LINED UP A SIDE JOB FOR TOMORROW.   I NEED TO BRING MY OLD CRAP WORK VAN TO MY FAVORITE MECHANIC NEAR THE AIRPORT. HIS NAME IS " CHU ".......BEST EVER ON PRICING. ANYWAY , THIS MEANS I NEED TO TAKE 1,000 TOOLS OUT OF MY OLD VAN AND INTO THE " NEW " VAN.

  BRING THE PUPPY OUTSIDE AND PUT HER ON THE RUNNER. MEANWHILE , I RELOCATE ALL MY TOOLS FROM VAN TO VAN.

  I GET EVERYTHING DONE AND GO INSIDE. THAN I REMEMBER I WANTED TO GIVE A SHOT AT PUSHING BACK THE VACUUM PLATE AROUND MY VAN TIRE'S DISC. SO , I GET THE PUP AGAIN AND PUT HER ON THE RUNNER. I USE A HAMMER AND PRY BAR AND SLOWLY TAP AROUND THE EDGE OF THE PLATE. I EVEN MOVED THE VAN BACK A LITTLE TO GET ALL AROUND THE TIRE'S PLATE EVENLY. THE TRUE TEST WILL BE WHEN I DRIVE IT TO THE NAIL.

  BACK INSIDE I THROW OUT A CLOCK RADIO. I REALLY IKE IT BECAUSE I LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK AT MY DESK. I USED TO HAVE SEVERAL CLOCK RADIOS BUT CAN'T FIND ONE NOW. THAN I REMEMBER MY ELDEST HAD A PHONE / RADIO IN HER ROOM.  UNFORTUNATELY , SHE TOLD ME I TOOK IT OUT OF HER ROOM MONTHS AGO. I SEARCHED AND COULD NOT FIND ABOUT A WEEK AGO. WELL , TODAY I SEARCHED A BOX I LABELED " PHONES " IN MY BASEMENT AND FOUND IT. IT WILL BE A QUICK INSTALL......OR WILL IT ?

 THE PHONE HAS A VERY NARROW JACK PORT SO A NORMAL PHONE JACK DOES NOT FIT....OF COURSE IT WON'T. OK , I WILL USE THE JACK ALREADY IN THE PHONE. OK COOL.....OH WAIT , THE OTHER END OF THE PHONE CORD IS CUT. NOW I MUST SPLICE TOGETHER THIS CUT LINE WITH A NEW PHONE CORD. MAN, EVER TRY " STRIPPING " A PHONE LINE TO REVEAL THE RED AND YELLOW WIRES ? FUCKING HARD AS SHIT. THE WIRES ARE SO DAMN THIN. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS AND ME CURSING I GOT IT DONE. IT WORKS GOOD...BOTH PHONE AND RADIO.

  I MAKE SHRIMP FOR LUNCH. YEP...........20 SHRIMP WERE MICROWAVED THAN COOKED ON A SKILLET THAN PUT IN THE FREEZER FOR 15 MINUTES. THEY WERE SERVED WITH COCKTAIL SAUCE. HMMMM.....WHAT A LUNCH.

 I WALK THE PUP AT LEAST 10 TIMES TODAY. WHEELS TAKES HER TO A DOG PARK.

 OH , ONE MORE PUP STORY. LAST NIGHT , AFTER WALKING HER AT 3:45AM , WE SNUGGLE INTO BED AND I BEGIN TO FALL ASLEEP UNTIL I HEAR HER GAGGING TO COUGH. SHE IS AGAINST MY NECK AND UNDER THE COVERS SO I LITERALLY THROW HER ONTO THE MIDDLE OF THE BED ON TOP OF MY COMFORTER. I HEAR HER THROW UP. NOW , IT IS DARK , 3:45AM , AND I AM TIRED. SO , I DECIDE TO SEE IF ANY VOMIT HIT MY BLANKET IN THE MORNING. I CHECKED WHEN I GOT UP AND LUCKILY SHE WAS JUST AIR GAGGING FOR A QUICK SECOND.

 OK MY DAY IS DONE.

  MY RIDE TO THE NAIL AND ONLY ONE THING IS ON MY MIND.....THE DAMN VACUUM PLATE AKA BACKING PLATE AKA DUST PLATE......THAT IS FUCKING SQUEAKING. NOW , WHEN I FIRST GOT THE VAN IF I TEST DROVE IT I WOULD OF NOT BOUGHT THE VEHICLE. I WOULD OF JUST GOT IN OUR CAR WITH WHEELS AND SAID , " LET'S GO " ANDGAVE THE FINGER TO THE OWNER. IT WAS SQUEAKING ABOUT 25% OF THE TIME.  LAST WEEKEND I HAD MY DOORMAN LOOK AT IT. HE IS A MASTER MECHANIC BY TRADE. HE SHOWED ME WHAT TO DO BY DEMONSTRATING. HE USED A SCREW DRIVER AND PUSHED THE PLATE AROUND THE WHOLE BRAKE DISC. AFTER HE DID THIS THE SQUEAK DROPPED TO ABOUT 10%. NOW , MY HAMMER AND PRY BAR WAS TODAY SO I DROVE TO THE NAIL WITH THE BACK WINDOWS DOWN AND THE RADIO OFF. IT WAS COLD IN THE CAR BUT I HAD TO SEE........OR TECHNICALLY HEAR. I DROVE ALL THE WAY TO THE NAIL AND HEAR NOTHING......UNTIL AT THE VERY LAST SECOND AS I AM ABOUT TO PARK I HEAR A SLIGHT TINY SQUEAK. I SAY TO MYSELF , " FUCK ".

 IN THE NAIL I LINE UP A SODA GUY AND BEER CLEANING GIRL FOR TOMORROW. I THAN MAKE LISTS FOR BEER AND LIQUOR. I DO SOME CLEANING AND WATCH FAMILY GUY FOR AN EPISODE. THE SCENES WITH QUAGMIRE HITTING ON THE DAUGHTER MEG IS SO DAMN FUNNY AND EDGY TO SAY THE LEAST. ONE SCENE PETER FINDS OUT QUAGMIRE WANTS TO BANG MEG HIS DAUGHTER. SO HE KNOCKS DOWN THE FRONT DOOR AND RACES IN. MEANWHILE QUAGMIRE AND MEG SNEAK OUT THE BACK DOOR AND INTO HIS CAR. LIKE A MARRIAGE CEREMONY THEY DRIVE AWAY WITH SODA CANS DRAGGING BEHIND THE BUMPER. THE BANNER ON THE BACK BUMPER SAYS, " I'M GONNA BANG YOUR DAUGHTER. ".....TOO FUNNY. HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH ALL THIS. I GUESS THERE IS A REASON WHY FAMILY GUY HAVE THE MOST F.C.C. GRIEVANCES , VIOLATIONS, AND COURT CASES OF ALL TIME.  ANYWAY , I CAN NOT SIT STILL SO I MAKE BAND LISTS TO CALL FOR TOMORROW SINCE IT IS TOO LATE NOW. I MAKE A LIST OF 11 BANDS TO CALL.......THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT AND AGAIN I LISTEN TO THE SQUEAK. I HEAR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING UNTIL I GET TO MY DRIVEWAY. AGAIN , I HEAR A SLIGHT SLIGHT SQUEAK. THE PROBLEM IS DOWN TO 2%. NOW......DO I TRY PRYING IT BACK MYSELF AGAIN OR BRING IT TO THE ORIGINAL MECHANIC OR JUST LEAVE IT ALONE SINCE IT IS BELOW MINIMAL NOISE NOW. I WILL DO ANOTHER TEST LISTEN TOMORROW WHEN I GO TO MY SIDE JOB.

  ANOTHER LARGE SIDE JOB 2 WEEKS FROM NOW IS SET UP.....UGH. I GUESS THIS IS GOOD. THE PROBLEM IS PAINTING. I PAINTED 2 WOMEN'S BATHROOMS 2 WEEKS AGO AND THE COMPANY REP SAID I DID A " PHENOMENAL " JOB. THIS IS GOOD RIGHT ? WELL , THEY NOW WANT ME TO DO THE MEN'S BATHROOMS WHICH ARE LARGER.

 SETTLE IN AT HOME. OF COURSE , I WALK THE PUP AS SOON AS I GET HOME.

  WE WATCH THE GOOD DOCTOR WHICH IS ALWAYS VERY ENTERTAINING.  I HEAD TO BED AND SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. SURE WHICH I COULD REMEMBER MY DREAM THAT RE-OCCURRED TWICE DURING THE NIGHT. THIS MEANS YOU WAKE UP , PROBABLY PEE , THAN GO TO BED AND THE SAME DREAM OCCURS AGAIN.

 WHEELS IS IN AN UNCLES HOUSE THAT IS HUGE AND HAS ALL KINDS OF WATER POOLS , WATER FALLS , AND STEEP DROP OFFS OF A 100 FEET OR MORE. SHE SEES A LITTLE GIRL AND A DOG WADING IN JUST 1 FOOT OF WATER. SHE THAN SEES A SMALL SHARK APPROACHING THEM. WHEELS BEGINS TO RUN TOWARDS THE KID AND DOG BUT IT IS TOO LATE AND THEY BOTH GET SUCKED UNDER IN JUST 1 FOOT OF WATER. SHE WALKS OUR PUP AWAY FROM THIS AND THE DOG JUMPS IN A WHIRL POOL. HER LEASH GETS JAMMED AND SHE STRUGGLES TO PULL THE PUP OUT. THE JAMMED LEASH RECOIL DOES NOT MOVE AND THE DOG GETS SUCKED DOWN A DRAIN......WHEELS DREAM ENDS.

  TUESDAY      1 - 28 - 20

 WHEN YOU SEE GREEN LIGHTS ON PEOPLE'S HOMES DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS ?

  START MORNING SHUFFLING MY WEEK AROUND.  THE NEXT 3 DAYS I WILL BE SCRAMBLING. 

  WHEELS TAKES THE PUP AND SHE KEEPS HER UP. I AM NOT SURE WHICH IS TOUGHER RAISING A BABY OR RAISING A PUPPY IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS.

  OFF TO A SIDE JOB WHERE THE CUSTOMER IS JUST SO DAMN NICE. I HAVE WORKED ON HER HOME AT LEAST 10 TIMES. HERE IS TODAY'S LIST :

  - DROVE TO JOB IN " NEW " MINIVAN. SO PISSED IT IS STILL SQUEAKING. TOMORROW I WILL DRIVE TO MECHANICS SHOP THAT INSPECTED IT JUTS LAST WEEK. IF THEY CHARGE ME I WILL PISSED EVEN MORE.

  - SECURED A KITCHEN BASE CABINET TOE KICK.

  - REPLACED 6 BULBS FOR KITCHEN UNDER CABINET LIGHTS.

  - SECURED A TOILET PAPER HOLDER.

  - SEALED AND SECURED A TUB ASSEMBLY AND STOPPER.

  - RE-ALIGNED 2 SLIDING DOORS IN 2 DIFFERENT CLOSETS.

  - WITH THE HELP OF THE CUSTOMER WE INSTALLED AND SET-UP A CAMERA / DOORBELL WHICH A CELL PHONE CAN ACCESS. IT WAS SO COOL I LIKE TO GET ONE FOR OUR HOUSE AND EVEN THE NAIL..........DAMN PORCH PIRATES.

   THE CUSTOMER ASKED IF I LIKE MORE MONEY BUT I DENIED IT. SHE IS ALWAYS COOL AND GAVE ME A LEAD ON A FRIEND 2 BLOCKS AWAY.

  BACK HOME I CHILL WITH THE PUP. I TRY TO NAP BUT THAT AIN'T HAPPENING.

  I MAKE A DECISION TO PROMOTE THE NAIL AND DO A RADIO SHOW.  I WAS GOING TO HEAD TO THE NAIL BECAUSE IT IS MY NIGHT OF CALLING BANDS. I DECIDED TO CALL ABOUT 11 BANDS TONIGHT AND THAN GET ON THE ROAD.

 WHEELS HEADING TO JAMAICA. A $4,000 DOLLAR A NIGHT PLACE.....KINDA NICE. OH , SHE ALSO JUST BOOKED A LAS VEGAS TRIP.

  I CLOSED THE NAIL AND HEADED TOWARDS RIDLEY TOWNSHIP. A RADIO SHOW HOST OF DELCO LIVE ASKED ME TO CO-HOST WITH THEM. SO I TREKKED ON OVER.  THESE GUYS HAVE A MODERN SET-UP WITH A STREAMING VIDEO WHILE WE ARE ON-AIR. OVER 4,000 VIEWS AND OVER 200 COMMENTS FOR THE SHOW WE DID. THE SHOW'S SITE ON FACEBOOK WAS SHARED 30 TIMES. I SHARED IT TO IF YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

  IF YOU SEE GREEN LIGHTS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IT IS ABOUT KIDS WITH CANCER. FACEBOOK HAS ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE SHARING AND LIKING THE PAGE. TONIGHT WE GOT TO TALK ABOUT " LILY ". SHE IS A 15 YEAR GIRL WITH CANCER AND ALL KINDS OF TREATMENT FROM NEEDLES TO RADIATION TO FREQUENT HOSPITAL VISITS. TONIGHT WE TALKED TO THE MOM WHO WAS SO COURAGEOUS IN TELLING HER DAUGHTER'S STORY. DELCO LIVE WILL DO A FUND RAISER AND MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THIS.

  OTHER SUBJECTS WERE KOBE , ANGRY PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA , SEX , WHITE NOISE MUSIC , SPORTS , AGING , AND THE THEME WAS " WHY DELCO IS DELCO ".  THE SHOW IS 90 MINUTES AND I STAYED THE WHOLE TIME. WE DID PROBABLY DID CLOSER TO 2 HOURS AND I EVEN STAYED AFTERWARDS FOR ANOTHER 30 MINUTES AS WE TALKED AND BRAIN STORMED IDEAS FOR FUTURE FUND RAISERS.

  BY 1AM I WAS HOME AND HAVING A NIGHTCAP. I REGRETTED EATING SOME PEANUTS AND VEGGIES STICKS. I REGRETTED MOST OF ALL WAS HAVING 2 BRANDIES....DAMN IT !!

 GOD BLESS OUR ELDEST. THE KID WORKS 9 HOUR DAYS AND THAN GOES OUT AND PARTIES.  AT 3:30AM I DID NOT SEE HER CAR. I REMEMBER WHEN WHEELS AND I DID THIS.

 MY TURN WITH THE PUPPY. OH MAN WHAT A NIGHT. I WAS UP AT 3:30 , 4:30 , 6:30 , AND FINALLY 7:15AM.THE NEW THING THE DOG BARKS WHEN SHE WANTS TO GET UP ON THE BED. I REACH DOWN AND GRAB HER HARNESS AND PULL HER UP. I ROLL OVER AND HIT THE PILLOW. FIVE SECONDS LATER I FEEL THE PUP SNUGGLED HER HEAD ON MY NECK. JESUS THAT IS SO DAMN CUTE !!!

  TOMORROW....DRIVE TO COATESVILLE. I AM AN IDIOT. THAT STORY TOMORROW.....AND IT AIN'T GOOD.

  WEDNESDAY          1 - 29 - 20

 WHY DO I NOT LISTEN TO MY ANTENNAS ??

  I LOAD UP MY COMPUTER BECAUSE I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO TAKE TIME.  IT FIRST STARTS WITH ME HEADING THE WRONG WAY TO COATESVILLE. LIKE A FUCKING IDIOT I TOOK THE BLUE ROUTE TO 76 TO 202. IT WAS PACKED THE WHOLE WAY. THAN , I MISS THE ENTRANCE TO 202 SOUTH BECAUSE I WAS WATCHING THE NEW G.PS. SYSTEM AND HEADED ON 422 WEST....EVEN THOUGH I HAVE DONE THIS RIDE 1,000 FUCKING TIMES.

 ARRIVE AT ARTY'S MECHANIC SHOP. VERY COOL PEOPLE. A CUTE GIRL WITH ALL KINDS OF INK HELPS ME SETTLE IN. I AM HOPING THIS IS AN IN & OUT JOB. I MEAN JUST PUSH THE BACKING PLATE A LITTLE AND I AM ON MY WAY. WELL , AS ANDY DUFRESNE OF SHAW SHANK REDEMPTION WOULD SAY......." HOPE " IS A GOOD THING. WELL NO IT FUCKING BLOWS AND I AGREE WITH " RED ".

  I SET UP MY COMPUTER AND BEGIN MY NORMAL ROUTINE OF EMAILS AND UPDATING MY BLOG. AFTER ABOUT 20 MINUTES THE OWNER / MECHANIC COMES OUT. I SEE THE LOOK ON HIS FACE. IT'S LIKE WATCHING A SCENE FROM THE GOOD DOCTOR AND THE MECHANIC COMES FROM THE OPERATING ROOM TO TELL ME MY CAR HAS CANCER.

  WELL , THE CALIPERS WERE THE PROBLEM. THIS WAS CAUSING THE METAL SCREECHING SOUND AND THE ODOR OF BURNT METAL , RUBBER , AND ASS HAIR.  THE NEW BRAKES THAT WERE JUST REPLACED HAD TO BE REPLACED AGAIN. HOW THE FUCK DID THIS VAN PASS INSPECTION ? OF COURSE I GET A POLITE ANSWER OF WHY AND I JUST DON'T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT. AGAIN , EVERYONE WAS SUPER NICE HERE BUT BE PREPARED TO PAY A BIG BILL.

  HE TELLS ME $400 TO RE-DO EVERYTHING AND ADD IN NEW CALIPERS. HE ALSO TELLS ME FOR ANOTHER $300 THE FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS ARE BARELY HANGING ON. NOW WE ARE UP TO $700. I TELL HIM TO HOLD OFF AND JUST DO THE BACK BRAKES. I TEXT WHEELS AND SHE WRITES BACK , " GET THE FRONT BRAKES DONE TOO BECAUSE OF YOUR WEIGHT. " I DID NOT THINK THAT WAS A NECESSARY TEXT. SHE ALSO TEXTED , " LET IT GO. "

  SO , I TELL THE CUTE GIRL WITH A TON OF INK ALL OVER HER HANDS AND ARMS TO TELL THE MECHANIC TO DO EVERYTHING NEEDED. THE BILL IS NOW $850. I ALSO ASK THE GIRL IF SHE KNOWS THE NAIL AND LIKES HARD ROCK MUSIC. SHE SAYS " NO " TO BOTH AND LOOKS AT ME LIKE I AM A FAT PERVERT IN A CANDY STORE. AGAIN , SUPER NICE PEOPLE AND THE OWNER EVEN GAVE ME A BREAK ON PARTS BUT......BE PREPARED TO PAY A TON OF MONEY HERE. IT SEEMED LIKE EVERY CUSTOMER HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH THEIR VEHICLE.

 I DROVE HOME PISSED AND THINKING WHY DID I NOT FOLLOW THROUGH ON ONE OTHER VAN I LIKED. MY ANTENNAS TOLD ME TO KEEP LOOKING AND I JUST STOPPED. I MAKE GOOD TIME HOME BY GOING THE RIGHT WAY.

  BACK HOME I TEXT THE FORMER OWNER OF THE VAN AND OF COURSE HE DENIES EVERYTHING AND SKIRTS THE PROBLEM. IT COMES DOWN TO ETHICS. HE IS A SHORT LITTLE INDIAN GUY THAT WORKS AT A BIG COMPANY AS A TOP TECH ENGINEER. I REALLY DID NOT THINK HE DOOP ME HERE. BASICALLY , HE SOLD ME THE VAN KNOWING FULL WELL IT NEEDED WORK. I WILL ALSO EMAIL HIM EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE LIKE ANDY DUFRESNE IN SHAW SHANK REDEMPTION TRYING TO GET BOOKS FOR THE PRISON LIBRARY.

 OVER 6,000 VIEWS ON THE DELCO LIVE RADIO SHOW I DID.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO BARTEND AND CLEAN. I HAVE 2 GROUPS COME IN EARLY BUT THEY LEFT BY 10PM....SO I LEFT.

  GOT MY WEDNESDAY NIGHT CALL FROM MY YOUNGEST. THIS ALWAYS CALMS ME.

 OF COURSE I GET A CALL FROM A RENTER THAT HER TOILET IS NOT WORKING. I DRIVE UP AND DO A MACGYVER. I TEXT HER TO CALL ME IF IT DOES NOT HOLD. I WAS " HOPING " IT WOULD BUT BY THE NEXT MORNING IT WAS BROKE AGAIN. I HATE FUCKING " HOPE ".

 BACK HOME I DRINK ONE LARGE GLASS OF WINE AND WE WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF RAY DONOVAN......IT WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP.

   THURSDAY      1 - 30 - 20

  $500 TO $1,000 TO ....." I'M SORRY WE CAN'T FIND THE PART."

 VAN PART II - MY DILEMMA IS TO KEEP OR NOT TO KEEP THE CRAPPY VAN, I WANTED TO FIX IT FOR SIDE JOBS , LOADING MULCH , AND OTHER CRAPPY CRAP STUFF. THE GOOD VAN WOULD BE FOR TRAVELING AND PICKING UP STUFF LIKE FURNITURE , APPLIANCES , AND OTHER THINGS I GET ON CRAIGSLIST ON A WEEKLY BASIS. BUT NOW , I NOT SO SURE.

 I HEAD TO A VERY GOOD MECHANIC NAMED " CHU ". I ARRIVE ON ESSINGTON AVENUE AND HE IMMEDIATELY TAKES ME. HE PUTS THE CRAP VAN UP ON A CAR LIFT AND THERE IS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE REAR AXEL.  THE LEAF SPRINGS SHOULD BE REPLACED AND DEFINITELY THERE IS AN OIL LEAK THAT MADE " CHU " GIGGLE AS WE LOOKED UNDER THE CAR WITH A FLASH LIGHT. HE GIVES ME A PRICE OF $500. I REPLY , " IS THAT WITH PARTS AND LABOR ? " HE RESPONDS , " YES ".  SO , I AM VERY COOL WITH THAT. I SEARCH JUNKYARDS FOR A OLDER THAN GOD MINIVAN AXEL AND IT CAN NOT BE FOUND......UNTIL I SEARCH " VIRGINIA ". I FIND ONE FOR $426 WHICH IS 3X WHAT THE VAN IS WORTH. I BEGIN TEXTING AND EMAILING " CHU " AND WE DECIDE TO WAIT. NOW I AM AT AN IMPASSE.  I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO TRASH UP THIS "
 NEW " VAN WE HAVE.

  LEAVE MECHANIC'S SHOP AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND WALK OVER TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY FOR TOILET PARTS.

 STOP AT A RENTAL PROPERTY AND A 15 MINUTE JOB TURNS INTO A 75 MINUTE JOB. I HAD MY BROTHER LAUGHING AS HE CALLED ME WHEN I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. FINALLY FINISH AND I ALSO CLEAN THE TOILET , FLOOR , BATHTUB , SINK , AND ALL FAUCETS. ALL OF IT LOOKS REALLY DIRTY AND BAD UNTIL I CLEANED IT. OUR RENTER HAS ONE OF THE NICEST DOGS AND IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO SEE HER.

  BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. I AM SICK OF DOING VAN STUFF SO I SETTLE IN WITH THE PUPPY AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE ". I PONDER HOW THE  HELL IS EVERYONE OVER WEIGHT WHEN THEY ARE LIVING OFF THE LAND. I GOOGLE AND FIND OUT EACH PERSON MAKES OVER 50 GRAND AN EPISODE......NOW THAT IS MY KINDA OF LIVING OF THE LAND.

 ELDEST COMES HOMES IN A GOOD MOOD WHICH IS NICE TO SEE. WE HAVE DINNER AND CHILL.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO WATCH THE 76ERS LOSE TO THE WORST TEAM IN THE NBA.......WOW......THEY BLOW.

 THE NIGHT HAS A GOOD CROWD AND MUSICIANS. THESE " JUST JAM " NIGHTS HAVE BEEN BUILDING MOMENTUM AND IT IS SO NICE TO SEE.

 AFTER 1AM AND I ROLL HOME PRETTY TIRED. I HAVE NO DRINKS OR FOOD AND HEAD RIGHT TO BED.....AFTER I WALK THE PUPPY.

 I LET THE PUPPY SNUGGLE WITH ME AND WE DOSE OFF. I HAVE A VERY COOL DREAM THAT OF COURSE I FORGET.

  5:30AM THE PUP JUMPS OFF THE BED AND THAT TELLS ME IT IS POOPY TIME. SHE DOES 1 & 2 OUTSIDE AND I GIVE HER A TREAT. BACK IN BED AGAIN. 

 6:00AM THE DOG JUMPS OFF THE BED. I TELL HER TO " F - OFF ". I THROW HER BACK ON THE BED. THIS BUYS ME ANOTHER 30 MINUTES.

 BY 6:45AM THE YELPING DOG WANTS TO EAT. I FEED HER AND I GUESS MY DAY IS STARTING. I MAKE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR OUR ELDEST AND START HER CAR.....AND WALK THE PUPPY AGAIN.....AND PUT OUT THE RECYCLABLE TRASH.

   FRIDAY       1 - 31 - 20

 JANUARY IS IN THE BOOKS WITH ONLY ONE SNOW FALL AFFECTING THE NAIL.  OF COURSE , THE ONLY SNOW FALL OF ALL OF JANUARY WAS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. ANY NIGHT BUT FRIDAY OR SATURDAY AND I DON'T CARE. I HAD A 5 OUT OF 7 CHANCE AND LOST........BLOW.

 I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH THE CRAP VAN SO I PARKED IT ON OUR LAWN. I ALSO TRANSFERRED A 1,000 TOOLS TO IT.

 TIME TO RUN :

 - 7:45AM I GET A CALL FROM OUR SODA TECH. I MEET HIM AT 8:30AM.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO THE LIQUOR STORE AND PICK UP AN ORDER.

 - BACK TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR BEER LINE CLEANING TECH. SHE IS SUPER COOL. WE TALKED ABOUT PUPPIES , KOBE , KIDS , AND TRUMP.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF CLOTHES. I ALSO HAD A NICE BREAKFAST.

 - BACK TO THE NAIL TO MEET FOR A LARGE BEER DELIVERY. I SPEND ABOUT ONE HOUR STOCKING BEER , CLEANING , MARQUEE SIGN , AND POSTING ON FACEBOOK FOR THE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND.

 - BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. I WALK THE PUPPY AND IT IS NICE BEING GREETED BY HER.

 - BY 2PM I CAN NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I TAKE A NAP AND THE PUP STRETCHED HER BODY ALONG MY BACK. IT WAS A VERY NICE FEELING. I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I FELT SOMETHING WARM AGAINST ME IN BED BESIDES A PIZZA.

 - ELDEST COMES HOME AND WE TALK FOR AWHILE. 

 - GIVE ELDEST AND A FRIEND A RIDE TO A LOCAL PUB. I WAS GOING TO GO IN BUT I ORDERED A LATE NIGHT PIZZA. I HAVE NO LIFE. BY 10PM I WAS BACK WITH WHEELS. WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF SHAMELESS WHICH HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD.

 WATCHING THE FLYERS PUT ALL KINDS OF PRESSURE ON THE PENGUINS IN A TIED 3RD PERIOD GAME. I MEAN THEY DOMINATED WITH SHOT AFTER SHOT ON NET. I SAID TO WHEELS , "THEY'RE GOING TO LOSE. IT'S THE PHILADELPHIA WAY. " IN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS OF OVERTIME A FLYERS DEFENSEMAN GIVES THE PUCK AWAY IN OUR OWN ZONE LIKE A DUMB ASS AND CROSBY STEALS IT AND WINS THE GAME ON A SNAP WRIST SHOT.....BLOW.

 I TELL OUR ELDEST , " WHEN YOU GET HOME WALK THE PUP AND TAKE HER TO YOUR ROOM. "

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE. IT WAS GOOD. THAN I GOOGLED WHAT IS REAL ON THE SHOW. THEY KINDA DON'T LIVE ON THE MOUNTAIN. IT WAS DESCRIBED AS THEIR SET.

 AT 3:30AM I HEAR THE PUP BARKING. I GET UP AND WALK HER. I ALSO TURN OFF THE HAZARD LIGHTS ON OUR JEEP. I GUESS MY KID DID NOT HEAR MY INSTRUCTIONS RIGHT.

 BACK TO BED AND THE PUP STRETCHES ALONG SIDE OF ME AND THAN PUTS HER HEAD OVER MY NECK. JESUS.......WHAT A NICE FEELING. YOU COULD ALSO HEAR HER BREATHING.

  SATURDAY     2 - 1 - 20

 ALL HANDS ON DECK !!!!.........NOW !!!!

  I HAD A WONDERFUL DAY JUST CHILLING WITH WHEELS AND THE PUPPY. I WAS PRETTY LAZY THE WHOLE TIME JUST WATCHING TV , DOZING OFF , ON THE COMPUTER , PLAYING POKER , AND OF COURSE SNUGGLING WITH THE PUP.

  WHEELS WALKS THE PUP TO OUR NEIGHBORS HOUSE. THEY HAD TO PUT THEIR DOG DOWN 2 WEEKS AGO. EVEN THO I HATED THEIR DOG " YAPPER " AND I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF THESE PEOPLE I CAN TOTALLY RELATE TO LOSING A PET SO I SAID NOTHING.

 FOUND 2 RENTERS VIA AIRBNB.  MAN FACEBOOK AND LINKED-IN WORKS. WE BYPASSED THEM AND THEIR OUTRAGEOUS FEES AND THE PEOPLE WERE VERY HAPPY WITH THEIR DISCOUNTED PRICE.

  I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO TONIGHT AT THE NAIL. I WAS NOT EXPECTING A HUGE NIGHT.

  TO GET A FEEL ON THE NIGHT I SEE FACEBOOK POSTS AND TALK TO BAND MEMBERS. ONE BAND MEMBER SAID TO ME , " I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIG NIGHT ".  NOW , THEIR " BIG " AND MY " BIG " ARE 2 WAAAAAAAY DIFFERENT " BIGS ".  SO I ASK THE GUY , " IF YOU THINK THE NIGHT IS GOING TO BE BIG , IN PEOPLE COUNT , HOW MANY DO YOU THINK WILL COME TONIGHT ? " HE TELLS ME " 60 ".  OK , THIS IS WHAT I THOUGHT. HIS " BIG " IS 60. MY " BIG " IS 160.  I CANCEL OUR DOORMAN AND BACK-UP BARTENDER.

    THE BANDS START LOADING IN. THE PEOPLE START PILING IN TOO. I AM THINKING THIS IS GOING TO ME MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE SO I START SENDING OUT TEXTS TO ALL NAIL WORKERS. I GOT A DOORMAN AND HIS WIFE TO COME IN. I PAID HIM DOUBLE AND GAVE HIS WIFE OPEN BAR. I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO BARTENDING.

 SO THE BARTENDER AND I RAN FOR 3 STRAIGHT HOURS. NUMBERS HIT ABOVE 150 AND MAN DID WE SCRAMBLE.

  THE MUSIC AND THE FANS WERE COOL ALL NIGHT.....EXCEPT FOR ONE " RICH " GUY WHO WANTED TO KISS THE BARTENDER. I DID NOT ALLOW IT BUT HE DID TIP THE BARTENDER $100.

 BARTENDER NOT FEELING GOOD SO I LET HER COME HOME EARLY AND I CLOSE. I GAVE OPEN BAR TO OUR STAFF AND CHILLED FOR ANOTHER HOUR.

  I ROLL HOME TIRED AND STARVING. I HAVE SOME PIZZA AND WATER AND HEAD TO BED.

 I AM WALKING WITH KELLY RIPA AND SHE IS GUIDING ME TO A HOUSE NEAR GRANGE FIELD IN HAVERTOWN. I KNOW THIS AREA VERY WELL. WE ARE HOLDING HANDS AND SHE IS SUPER COOL.......AND SUPER ADORABLE. IT KINDA FEELS LIKE A DATE AND I DO FANTASIZE HOW AWESOME IT BE BANGING HER FOR 30 SECONDS. ANYWAY , WE ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE AND ENTER. ALL HER FRIENDS GREET ME NICELY. THEY DECIDE ON PLAYING A GAME WHICH I DO NOT KNOW.  10 OF US SIT IN A CIRCLE. SITTING ON OUR FEET AND KNEES THEY GO AROUND SAYING ONE WORD. EACH PERSON SAYS ANY SINGLE WORD THEY FEEL LIKE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON SO I WHISPER TO KELLY SITTING NEXT TO ME , " HOW IS THIS GAME PLAYED WITH SAYING ONLY ONE RANDOM WORD  ? " KELLY RIPA REPLIES , " IT'S REAL EASY. WHENEVER A PERSON SAYS ONE WORD THAN..............." I GET AWAKEN BY WHEELS AND SHE SAYS , " DID THE PUPPY EAT THIS MORNING ? "  OBVIOUSLY...............dream ends.

  SUNDAY       2 - 2 - 20

  THIS WAS A GOOD DAY. I ALMOST GO AS FAR AS SAYING A PERFECT DAY.

  EARLY MORNING I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SPEND A SOLID 2 HOURS CLEANING AND DOING MY NORMAL CHORES.  IT WAS A HUGE SATURDAY NIGHT AND THE FINAL COUNT WAS 171 PEOPLE CAME THROUGH THE DOORS.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL WITH OUR ELDEST AND HAVE BREAKFAST.

  WHEELS AND I LOAD THE VAN UP WITH SUPPLIES AND THE PUPPY. WE TAKE A ROAD TRIP AND IT BEGINS TO SNOW. DURING THE RIDE WE CHECK OUT ALL THE FEATURES ON OUR " NEW " VAN. HALF OF THEM WE CAN NOT FIGURE OUT. WE TRY TO USE G.P.S. , CD PLAYER , HANDLESS CELL PHONE , AND MORE. IT WAS FUN TRYING TO FIGURE THEM OUT PLUS IT TOOK UP TIME.

  THE SNOW IS COMING DOWN BUT NOT REAL BAD.  WE GET MAYBE 2 INCHES AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL CLINGING TO THE TREES. THE BAD THING IS ON OUR 80 MINUTE TREK WE SAW 4 ACCIDENTS.

 WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD. IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE.  SLIGHT SNOW AND WE SETTLE IN.

  ONE TASK ON MY LIST WAS THE BLU-RAY. LAST TIME WE WERE HERE IT DID NOT WORK. THE CONVERTER BOX THAT CHANGES HDMI TO RCA WAS MALFUNCTIONING.  I HOPED OUR TV HAD HDMI PORTS TO BYPASS THE CONVERTER BOX AND RCA WIRES. I TESTED IT AT HOME AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY GOING RIGHT INTO HDMI PORTS. WELL , NOW IS THE TEST. I PULL THE TV OUT AND AT FIRST I DO NOT SEE ANY HDMI PORTS. I AM KINDA BUMMED OUT. THAN......I SEARCH THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LARGE TV AND THERE ARE 2 PORTS !! I AM STOKED AND YELL TO WHEELS , " THE TV HAS HDMI PORTS !!! THE TV HAS HDMI PORTS !!! " SHE THINKS I'M A LOSER.

 NOW TO TEST THE BLU-RAY PLUGGED DIRECTLY INTO THE HDMI PORT'S OF THE TV. THE NETFLIX SCREEN POPS UP AND I AM SUPER STOKED. WE NOW HAVE NETFLIX , HULU , AMAZON , YOUTUBE , AND MORE. I SEARCH YOUTUBE SINCE THAT POPPED UP FIRST. TWO DAYS AGO I WANTED TO WATCH PICARD BUT YOU HAVE TO PAY CBSACCESS TO GET IT. WELL , YOUTUBE IS AIRING THE SHOW TOO. SO.........I WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE OF PICARD AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. I WAS LIKE A KID IN A PORN STORE.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN FOR DINNER ......MEATBALL SANDWICH , A SLICE OF PIZZA , SOME CORN , AND BEEF STROGANOFF.

  AFTER DINNER WE MAKE SOME DRINKS AND WATCH THE SUPER BOWL AND ITS COMMERCIALS.  SOME COMMERCIALS WERE VERY GOOD AND SOME WERE NOT. I AM JUST AMAZED IT IS 5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL.

 THE HALF TIME SHOW WITH JENIFER LOPEZ AND SHAKIRA WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEA. IT WAS WELL CHOREOGRAPHED WITH THE MOST DANCERS IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY BUT THE LATINO MUSIC AGAIN WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEA. I GUESS IT MADE SENSE IN MIAMI. IT WAS CATCHY BUT THE 2 MAIN GIRLS DRESSED SO DAMN SKIMPY IT WAS A LITTLE OVER THE TOP FOR ME. BELIEVE ME I LOVE ASS BUT I THOUGHT FOR A WORLDWIDE SHOW WITH KIDS WATCHING.....OVER THE TOP. LOPEZ'S OUTFITS WERE NOT FLATTERING BUT SHAKIRA'S WERE. I DID THINK THERE ARE A TON OF KIDS WATCHING THIS.....WONDERING WHAT THEY ARE THINKING.

 THE GAME WAS VERY GOOD AND WE CHEERED FOR ANDY REID.  SOME EAGLES/CHIEFS CONNECTIONS HERE OBVIOUSLY LIKE REID COACHED PHILLY 14 YEARS , KELSEY'S BROTHER , AND EVEN LESEAN MCCOY. 

 THE GAME WENT BACK AND FORTH AND I THOUGHT WHEN THE CHIEFS WERE DOWN BY 10 POINTS WITH 7 MINUTES LEFT THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE. BUT LIKE THEY HAVE DONE ALL PLAYOFFS THEY STORMED BACK AND WON THE GAME BY SCORING 21 UNANSWERED POINTS.

 PATRICK MAHOMES DOES IT AGAIN. NO NFL TEAM HAS COME BACK 3 STRAIGHT PLAYOFF GAMES BEING DOWN 10 POINTS OR MORE. HE ALSO WON THE MVP OF THE GAME AND BECAME THE YOUNGEST PLAYER TO WIN THE LEAGUE MVP AND SUPER BOWL MVP.

 IT WAS COOL WHEN THEY SHOWED THE CHIEFS FANS IN A STADIUM EVERY TIME THEY SCORED. THEY REMINDED ME OF PHILLY FANS. REID DESERVES A CHAMPIONSHIP AND I AM GLAD HE GOT ONE.

 OFF TO BED TO SLEEP WITH THE PUP. SHE WAS ACTUALLY VERY GOOD.

  MONDAY      2 - 3 - 20

  LADY WALKING LITTLE DOG - " BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE "

  ME - " FOR FEBRUARY.....I'LL TAKE IT. "

  LADY WALKING LITTLE DOG - " NOT TOO SURE ABOUT SHORTS AND A TEE SHIRT THOUGH "

  I WAS WEARING A TEE SHIRT AND SHORTS WHILE WORKING OUTSIDE......ANNNNNNNND LOVING IT. I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME IT WAS THIS WARM IN FEBRUARY AT THIS HOUSE. IT IS ALWAYS 10 - 15 DEGREES COLDER HERE. TODAY WAS AT LEAST 60 DEGREES.

  BEEN HERE 3 DAYS AND ONLY SEEN ONE LADY THE ENTIRE TIME........ANNNNNNNNND LOVING IT.

  THE PUNCH LIST TODAY TOTALLY DRAINED ME. MAN I WAS HURTING. HERE IS WHAT I DID :

 - SHOVELED ANY REMAINING SNOW AND HEAVY WET LEAVES OFF THE DECK.

  - I HAVE 2 GORILLA LADDERS. THESE LADDERS FOLD IN ANY POSITION. I DECIDED TO BRING ONE HERE AND LEAVE IT IN OUR CRAWL SPACE. THERE WAS A REASON FOR THIS.

 - PAINT THE STAIRCASE WALLS LEADING UPSTAIRS.  I BLUE TAPE EVERYTHING , TARP THE STEPS , AND USE THE GORILLA LADDER.  IT IS GOOD TO USE BUT IN SUCH A SMALL SPACE IT WAS NOT FUN. THIS 3 HOUR PROJECT TOOK 5 HOURS. THE PAINTING OF THE WALLS CAME OUT VERY GOOD. ONLY ONE PROBLEM , THE COLOR DID NOT MATCH EXACTLY SO NOW WHEELS WOULD LIKE THE 1ST AND 2ND FLOOR HALLWAYS DONE........UGH.

 - WHEELS HELPS ME CLEAN UP.

 - I HAVE THE LADDER SO WHY NOT UTILIZE THIS 60 DEGREE WEATHER. I BRING IT TO THE 2ND FLOOR BALCONY DECK AND ACCESS THE TOP ROOF. I LEAF BLOW THE ROOF AND GUTTERS.

 - MOVE LADDER TO DECK AND ACCESS THE AWNING ROOF. I LEAF BLOW ALL OF IT.

 - REMOVE LADDER FROM THE DECK AND LEAF BLOW THE ENTIRE DECK.  I AM EXHAUSTED BUT GLAD I AM DOING IT NOW BECAUSE RAIN IS EXPECTED TOMORROW PLUS IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL OUT.

 - FIX A CLOSET DOOR THAT CAME OFF ITS TRACKS.

 - ACCESS CRAWL SPACE AND STORE GORILLA LADDER.

  BY 6PM I AM SO DAMN TIRED. WHEELS WENT FOOD SHOPPING AND PICKED UP A PIZZA AND STROMBOLI. WE SETTLE IN AND I STRUGGLE TO STAY AWAKE. SHE USES THE BLU-RAY TO ACCESS NETFLIX AND WATCHES THE SEASON FINALE OF GRACE & FRANKIE.

  I HAVE DEVELOPED A COUGH SO I TAKE SOME MEDS. I HAD ONE BEER AT DINNER TIME BUT THAT WAS IT. BY 9PM I WAS JUST TOO TIRED OF MOVING LADDERS ALL DAY AND CLIMBING ROOFS.

  I HEAD TO BED AND WATCH TV IN MY ROOM. I ENJOY THIS TIME. I FLIPPED BACK AND FORTH FROM THE FLYERS ( WHO WON ) AND THE 76ERS ( WHO GOT SMOKED ).

 BY 9:45PM I TURN THE TV OFF AND FALL ASLEEP. I DID WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES BUT OVERALL SLEPT GOOD.

 TOMORROW MORNING..........WHAT IS THAT BUZZING ALARM SOUND ?

  TUESDAY       2 - 4 - 20

  UP EARLY AND I HEAR A BUZZING SOUND.  AT FIRST I THINK IT IS A WASHER OR DRYER. I ACTUALLY UNPLUGGED BOTH MACHINES BUT THE SOUND KEEPS COMING. THAN I KNOW WHAT IT IS.......THE SEPTIC SYSTEM ALARM.

  BACK UNDER THE HOUSE AND INTO THE CRAWL SPACE. I SET THE ALARM TO SILENT AND SEAL UP THE DOOR. I THINK IT IS PROBABLY JUST A MALFUNCTION UNTIL BOTH OUR 2ND FLOOR BATHROOMS WERE NOT FLUSHING PROPERLY.

 CALL OUR SEPTIC TECHNICIANS AND THEY " FIX " SOME COILED UP WIRES AFFECTING THE FLOAT DEVICE. I HAVE TO GO BACK UNDERNEATH THE CRAWL SPACE FOR THE 3RD FRIGGIN' TIME.  I MOVE THE SWITCH FROM SILENT BACK TO ALARM AND THERE IS NO NOISE. I DO SCHEDULE THEM TO EMPTY OUR TANK AT A LATER DATE.

 I WALK THE PUP AND SHE GETS TO SEE 8 DEER. SHE DID NOT BARK OR WANT TO CHASE THEM.

  I DECIDE TO TAKE DOWN SOME ADDRESS NUMBERS. TWO WEEKS AGO I INSTALLED REFLECTIVE NUMBERS BUT DID NOT TAKE DOWN THE OLD NUMBERS. IT NOW LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A DIFFERENT ADDRESS. SO , I GET A LADDER AND A SCREW GUN AND REMOVE THE OLD NUMBERS.

  CHILL WITH THE PUP IN THE " NEW " VAN. I FIGURE OUT HOW TO LINK UP OUR CELL PHONES. THE VAN HAS VOICE ACTIVATION ON PHONES , GPS , RADIO , AND MORE. THE PROBLEM IS......I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO USE IT.

 BACK INSIDE I MAKE A SIGN FOR OUR OUTSIDE CHAIRS. IT SIMPLE SAYS , " CUSHIONS IN THE FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM CLOSET "

 FIX A VACUUM THAT IS BADLY BROKEN.  THIS IS A TOTAL MACGYVER.

 TRY TO FIX A RECOIL LEASH......ITS DONE.

 I AM REALLY GLAD I LEAF BLEW ALL THE ROOFS YESTERDAY.  THE RAIN CAME BUT NOT TOO BAD. STILL.....SO GLAD I CLEANED ALL THE OUTSIDE DECKS AND ROOFS. I REALLY LIKE WHEN THE ROOF AND DECKS ARE CLUTTER FREE.

 SETTLE IN AND HAVE LEFTOVER PIZZA AND ITALIAN STROMBOLI. OUR FAVORITE PIZZA PLACE HERE IS EXCELLENT. THEY ARE CALLED JIREH'S. ONE ORDER AND WE GET 4 MEALS OUT OF IT.  WE ORDER PRETTY MUCH EVERY TIME WE COME UP.

 GET A WONDERFUL PHONE CALL FROM OUR YOUNGEST. SHE HAS A QUESTION ABOUT HER FIRST W-2 FORM. I TELL HER , " I AM STILL EXPECTING OUR WEDNESDAY WEEKLY PHONE CALL TOMORROW . " SHE RESPONDS , " I WAS THINKING OF THAT BUT WE WILL HAVE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT." I REPLY ," OH , I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT. "

  WATCH 2 EPISODES OF DEEP SPACE NINE WITH THE RETURN OF WORF. WORF TRANSLATES A KLINGON GENERAL'S WORDS TO HIS FEDERATION CAPTAIN. THE CAPTAIN SAYS , " WHAT DID HE SAY ? "  WORF RESPONDS , " HE SAID.......IT IS A GOOD DAY TO DIE."   FUCKING LOVE KLINGONS.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 3 EPISODES OF YOU. IT KINDA IS LIKE DEXTER. IT WAS GOOD.

  WE WATCH THE STATE OF THE UNION. I ACTUALLY SAID , " I'M VOTING FOR TRUMP WHEN NANCY PELOLSI TORE UP HIS SPEECH." OK , MAYBE I AM BEING FACETIOUS BUT I THOUGHT OVERALL TRUMP DID A GOOD JOB OF PRAISING HIMSELF.

 AGAIN I HEAD TO BED EARLY. I FORCED MYSELF TO STAY AWAKE UNTIL 10PMISH. WHEELS BRINGS IN THE PUP TO MY BEDROOM AND NOW MY NIGHT BEGINS.

 THE ENTIRE NIGHT THE PUP SNUGGLES ON MY BACK AND NECK.

 2:30AM - UP AND WALK THE DOG. SHE PEES AND POOPS. TEMPS IN THE 50'S STILL.

 6AM - UP TO FEED HER. TEMPOS DROP TO 30'S.

 8AM - WALK PUP AND SHE SEES AND HEARS 20 CANADIAN GEESE HONKING LOUDLY. SHE JUST STARES AND DOES NOT BARK OR WANT TO  CHASE. THE GEESE WALK ON THE FROZEN LAKE. THE TEMPS DROP AGAIN.

 SHAKE THE COUGH A LITTLE BIT AND NOW I HAVE SNEEZING FITS. ALSO , MY EYES HURT.

  WEDNESDAY       2 - 5 - 20

 START MORNING FEELING SLUGGISH BUT I BEGIN SOME SMALL PUNCH LIST THINGS AND CLEANING THE 2ND FLOOR.

  LATER IN THE DAY THE SEPTIC TECHS SHOW UP TO EMPTY OUR TANKS.

  THE NEXT HOUR WE ARE LOADED AND READY TO GO. I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE BUT BAD WEATHER IS COMING SO WE FIGURED TO GET ON THE ROAD. I REALLY WANTED TO STAY ONE MORE DAY......AT LEAST.

 MAKE GOOD TIME HOME AND WE SETTLE IN.

  I TYR TO REST WITH THE PUP. I AM STILL HAVING SNEEZING AND COUGHING FITS.  I REALLY FEEL MEDS DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

  ANYONE WATCHING THE SHIT SHOW WITH THE IMPEACHMENT , PELOSI , AND TRUMP.  I SWEAR THIS SEEMS LIKE A SCRIPT HOLLYWOOD WROTE.

 GTE A WONDERFUL CALL FROM OUR YOUNGEST. ALWAYS FUN MAKING HER LAUGH.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND CLEAN. I HAD A NICE GROUP OF FIREMEN COME IN.  THEY WERE ALL VERY COOL.

 HEAD HOME AND BASICALLY GO RIGHT TO BED. I TOOK SOME MEDS AND COUGH DROPS. UNFORTUNATELY , I SLEPT REALLY BAD.

 THURSDAY          2 - 6 - 20

  BEST CINEMATIC SCENE EVER ?..........PRETTY SURE IT IS.

  FIGHTING THIS SNEEZING / COUGHING THING AND THAN..........IT JUST BREAKS. NOT SURE BUT I THINK IT IS A COMBINATION OF MY FAT CELLS FIGHTING THE VIRUS ALONG WITH ORANGE JUICE , CHICKEN , SOUP , TUSSIN DM , AND NIGHTQUIL.

  FLYERS AND 76ERS BLOW.

  TRIED TO REST FOR MOST OF THE DAY TO FIGHT THIS FLU. BUT WAS INTERRUPTED BY THE PUPPY , CELL PHONE CALLS , AND A FAMILY VISITOR.

 TRUMP........I SWEAR WHAT A SHOW THIS IS.  UNFORTUNATELY , THIS IS OUR PRESIDENT AND OUR COUNTRY.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND SETTLED IN. I HAVE 2 SHIFTS. THE MUSICIANS ARRIVED EARLY AND IT WAS FUN. NEXT , THE REGULARS COMES IN UNTIL 1:30AM.

  WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED I WAS NOT FEELING GOOD BUT ABOUT 2 HOURS IN I FELT A SWITCH IN MY BODY.  IN A INSTANT I FELT BETTER. I STILL FEEL REMNANTS OF THE SICKNESS BUT DEFINITELY BETTER.

  AT HOME BY 2AM AND I TRY TO GET THE PUP OUT FROM THE COVERS IN WHEELS BED.  I AM DRESSED IN 2 THICK JACKETS WITH A HAT .....STANDING IN A DARK ROOM. IF WHEELS WAKES UP SHE IS GOING TO HAVE A SHIT FIT. THE PUP JUST SQUIRMS AROUND UNDER THE COVERS SO I SAY " F' IT. " AND GO TO BED.

  I CAN NOT THINK OF ANY ONE SCENE WHETHER A MOVIE OR TV THAT HAD THIS KINDA OF HUGE REACTION WORLD WIDE. I WATCH AT LEAST 50 VIDEOS AND TEARED UP ON HALF OF THEM.  THE AUDIENCE REACTIONS ARE UNBELIEVABLE.  SOME ARE JUST A COUPLE OF PEOPLE IN A ROOM THAT SHOW 2 SCREENS. ONE IS THE PEOPLE VIEWING THE SHOW AND THE OTHER IS THE SCENE BEING PLAYED. I SWEAR I TEARED UP A TON OF THE TIMES. I BEGAN WATCHING VIDEOS AT 1AM AND THE NEXT MORNING WAS WATCHING THEM AGAIN.

 THE SCENE IS FROM GAME OF THRONES WHEN ARYA KILLS THE NIGHT KING.  THE ASSASSIN COMES OUT OF NO WHERE TO ATTACK THE NIGHT KING. SCREAMS OF JOY FROM THE AUDIENCE. THAN , THE NIGHT KING SPINS AND STOPS HER IN MID-AIR.  SCREAMS OF PANIC FROM THE AUDIENCE.  THAN.....THE PAUSE OF THEM BOTH STARING AT EACH OTHER. SHE DROPS THE KNIFE TO THE OTHER HAND AND SHE DOES IN THE NIGHT KING. MAN , WHAT A FRIGGIN' SCENE.

 I ACTUALLY LIKE THE PART WHERE THE NIGHT KING'S GUARD HAS HIS FEW STRANDS OF HAIR SLIGHTLY BLOW IN THE WIND. HE SLIGHTLY TURNS AND THINKS , " WHAT WAS THAT ? "  THAN.....ARYA FLIES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE.  REACTIONS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES IS PRETTY ENTERTAINING. I MUST HAVE WATCHED 2 HOURS OF THIS ONE  SCENE. I JUST COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF IT.  THERE ARE MANY  " TV " WATCH GROUPS AND THEIR REACTIONS ARE FUN TOO.  THE BEST WAS A GROUP OF AT LEAST 1,000.........OVER THE TOP COOL.

 GOOGLE " ARYA KILLS NIGHT KING ".  I LATER GOOGLED ALL HER ONE LINERS , KILLS , AND BANTER WITH " THE HOUND. " ARYA IS SUCH A BAD ASS ASSASSIN. OH , BY THE WAY , ARYA IS A 5 FOOT HIGH , 100 POUND GIRL.

  FRIDAY        2 - 7 - 20

  LOCAL GUY GETS HIT BY A CAR ON ARDMORE AVENUE AND DIES FROM THE INJURIES.  IT WAS A HIT & RUN AND LATER THE DRIVER TURNED HIMSELF IN. MY HEART BREAKS BECAUSE THE GUY WAS A GREAT PERSON WITH WIFE AND KIDS. JUST SHOWS......LIFE CAN END IN SECONDS. THIS REALLY HIT ME HARD WHEN I SAW THE STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THERE IS A VIGIL SATURDAY NIGHT AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH.

 SO I DO MY NORMAL THINGS OF LIFE.  I THINK A LITTLE BIT LESS ON GETTING UPSET ON MONEY OR THINGS THAT BREAK.  BY 12 NOON I AM CHILLING WITH A SNAPPY PUPPY.

 DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR TOWNSHIP INSPECTOR.  FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HAD NO VIOLATIONS.  I HAVE TO THANK MY OLD DOG NELLIE WHO I STILL MISS TERRIBLY. THE INSPECTOR KNOWS THE HORRIBLE FEELING TO LOSE A PET.

 WHEELS GOES TO A NICE DINNER AT " THE CLUB " AND ENJOYS SOME MUSIC WITH FAMILY. I WAS HAPPY SHE INVITED OUR ELDEST WHO TAGGED ALONG......VIA MY SUGGESTION. 

 DRAG A LARGE BROKE TV DOWNSTAIRS AND INTO OUR " NEW " VAN.  I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL AND THROW IT IN OUR DUMPSTER.

  START LOADING IN THE BANDS AND THE CROWD ARRIVES.  I DID A SMART MOVE AND BROUGHT IN A EXTRA DOORMAN. THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD AND DIVERSE....THE CROWD WAS EXCELLENT.

  WE RAN HARD ALL NIGHT AND IT WAS A GOOD TIME. THIS WAS TRULY A NIGHT FOR THE NAIL TO GET SOME NOTORIETY ON A SMALL TINY LITTLE ITTY BITTY SCALE. IT WAS SUCH A POSITIVE NIGHT ON FANS , MUSIC , AND OUR STAFF.  I ALWAYS SAY GOOD NEWS / COMPLIMENTS MOVE LIKE A TURTLE. BAD NEWS / ANGER MOVE LIKE LIGHTNING. TONIGHT.....WAS A TURTLE.

 SPEAKING OF SCALES.  WE GOT A REPLACEMENT DELIVERED TODAY. DAMN THING READS EVERYTHING FROM WEIGHT TO BMI TO HOW LONG MY COCK IS. ALL OF IT FROM A PHONE TOO.

 ELDEST STOPPED IN THE NAIL ( WHICH I SUPER APPRECIATE ) WITH SOME CO-WORKERS. I TOLD THE CO-WORKERS IF THEY MAKE THEIR OWN DRINKS BEHIND THE BAR THEY WOULD BE FREE.  THEY WERE GIGGLING AND IT WAS FUN. THAN.........MY ELDEST ASKED ME TO DRIVE THEM TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET. ANNNNNNND SLAPPED IN THE FACE AGAIN.  WE HAD GREAT OLD TIME 70'S/80'S DANCE MUSIC AND FREE BAR AND SHE WANTS TO GO DOWN THE STREET. DO THEY GIVE COKE AWAY FOR FREE OR SOMETHING ?

 ROLL HOME SUPER TIRED. RIGHT TO BED .....NO BOOZE.

  SATURDAY      2 - 8 - 20

  MY FATHER TAUGHT ME TO ALWAYS RESPECT YOUR ELDERS. HE DID NOT SAY THIS TO US AS KIDS BUT DEMONSTRATED IT TO ME ONE DAY. THIS MEANS PARENTS FIRST  , GRAND PARENTS , AUNTS , UNCLES , AND SO ON. ANYWAY , THAT ONE DAY , I ONCE SAW MY BROTHER GET PINNED TO A WALL 3 FEET UP WHEN HE DISHONORED MY DAD.  RIGHT THERE I WAS TAUGHT , " IN HIS HOUSE , YOU RESPECT HIM AT ALL TIMES. I MEAN ALL FUCKING TIMES. " ( THIS GOES EQUALLY FOR MOM TOO ).    

  START MY DAY CLEANING UP PEE AND POOP. SURE GLAD WE HAVE TILE FLOORS.  IT WAS NOT THE PUPPY'S FAULT AND I AM STARTING TO THINK GETTING A PUPPY WAS TOO SOON.

 I CANCEL A LARGE SIDE JOB BECAUSE PAYMENT WAS NOT GIVEN TO ME FROM A JOB 3+ WEEKS AGO. I HAVE  A MOTTO , " I DON'T LEND MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO OWE ME MONEY AND I DON'T DO WORK FOR PEOPLE THAT OWE A BALANCE ".

 VILLANOVA LOSES.....I KNEW THEY WOULD.

 FLYERS WITH A BIG WIN OVER THE CAPITALS. DID NOT SEE THAT COMING AFTER A HOME LOSS TO NJ.

 X F L ........EH.

 WATCH SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME. I ACTUALLY FOUND SOME PARTS ANNOYING.

 I DECIDE TO HEAD TO THE NAIL REAL EARLY. LATELY , I LIKE ARRIVING 4 HOURS AHEAD OF LOAD-IN TIME FOR BANDS SO I CAN JUST TAKE MY TIME. I AM GLAD I DID.

 WITH TORNADO WARNINGS I PLAYED A LITTLE GAME WITH SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE BANDS. I CLAIMED A TORNADO HIT THE NAIL MARQUEE ON JUST ONE SIDE....THE OTHER SIDE WAS FINE WHICH READ THE 4 BANDS. THE SIDE HIT BY MOTHER NATURE WAS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DUE TO THE HIGH WINDS. EVERY BAND NAME HAD AN ENDING OF " ASS " IN THEIR NAME. IT WAS FUN AND SOME BANDS WANT TO NOW CHANGE THEIR NAMES PERMANENTLY LIKE PROJECT PEGASUS  TO PROJECT ASSBORED AS HELL LIKED THEIR NEW NAME BORED ASS TOO. THOUGH I THOUGHT SWEET FREEDOM TO SWEET ASS WAS THE BEST.

 SO I TOOK MY TIME CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. LAST NIGHT WAS BIG BUT I DID NOT THINK TONIGHT WOULD BE BIGGER......IT WAS. ONE BAND ALONE DID 60+ PEOPLE.  IT STARTED OUT SLOW AND THE DOORMAN AND I THOUGHT ABOUT TAKING OUR WALLS DOWN. I MADE THE CALL TO WAIT JUST ONE MORE BAND. THAN...........DROVES OF MUSIC FANS ARRIVED. MOST BY URBER OR LYFT.  THE DOORMAN GOT SLAMMED AND ME........ DOUBLE SLAMMED. OVER 100+ PEOPLE AND I WAS FLYING BEHIND THE BAR. IT ACTUALLY WAS A GOOD WORKOUT RUNNING HARD FOR 4+ HOURS.

 THE MUSIC WAS GREAT AND SO WERE THE FANS. IT WAS FUNNY BECAUSE THE DOORMAN AND I SURE FELT OLD TONIGHT WITH SUCH A YOUNG CROWD. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THESE YOUNG ADULTS SUPPORTING THE MUSIC SCENE.

  BY THE 4TH BAND THE NAIL HAD ABOUT 20 PEOPLE LEFT SO WE STARTED OUR CLOSING AND TAKING DOWN WALLS AND SUCH. WHAT SAVED ME TIME WAS MAKING IT A PLASTIC CUP NIGHT.  BY NOT WASTING TIME CLEANING GLASSWARE IN THE SINKS I COULD MOVE SUPER FAST.

 I END THE NIGHT GIVING THE DOORMAN OPEN BAR FOR HIS EXCELLENT WORK. WE CHILLED WITH SOME REGULARS BUT BY MIDNIGHT WE WERE READY TO CLOSE......WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME.

  AT HOME I GO RIGHT TO BED.....NO BOOZE.

  SUNDAY         2 - 9 - 20

  THAT WAS A LONG WEEKEND. IT WAS GREAT FOR THE NAIL , BANDS , AND MUSICIANS. I FEEL SO PROUD IN A SMALL WAY THAT SO MANY PEOPLE GAVE US COMPLIMENTS ON HOW WE RUN A SHOW AND OFFER OUR VENUE AS A TINY PLATFORM FOR THE BANDS.  IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I DID A SOLO SHIFT BARTENDING AND I RAN THE WHOLE TIME.  TECHNICALLY I DO NOT LIKE DOING IT BECAUSE WHO THE HELL WANTS TO LOOK AT A FAT BALD DUDE BEHIND A BAR. BUT........ONCE IN A WHILE IS OKAY.

  TALKED TO OUR DOORMAN AND WE BOTH AGREE " TODAY'S " KIDS HAVE NO IDEA OF THE VALUE OF A DOLLAR AND RESPECT OF OTHERS WHEN IN THEIR HOME. HE WENT INTO HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER'S BEDROOM AND SHE TOLD HIM TO " GET OUT ".

 76ERS WIN.....THIS IS GOOD.  THEY BASICALLY HAVE THE BEST RECORD IN ALL OF THE NBA AT HOME.  BEING AN AWAY TEAM......NOT SO GOOD.

 WATCHED JOHN WICK CHAPTER III PARABELLUM.  I THINK THEY SHOULD OF HAD A LITTLE MORE PEOPLE SHOT IN THE HEAD AND A LITTLE MORE OF HIM BEING THROWN THROUGH WALLS OF GLASS. IF JUST A LITTLE MORE OF THESE 2 THINGS THE MOVIE WOULD OF BEEN ALOT BETTER.

  HEAD DOWN TO THE NAIL AND SPEND ABOUT 2 1/2 HOURS CLEANING AND DOING THE NORMAL CHORES. THE DIRTIER THE NAIL THE BETTER THE NIGHT. IT WAS A VERY GOOD WEEKEND.

  I STILL FEEL COMPLETELY DISSED BY A CRAIGSLIST PURCHASE. I WILL CONTINUE BEING AN ANDY DEFRESNE ABOUT THIS. ONE LETTER A DAY......SOON TO BE 2.

  BACK HOME I CHILL AND WE WATCH THE OSCARS.  OVERALL IT WAS ENTERTAINING.   EMINEM MADE A RARE APPEARANCE. ALSO , THIS TIME , THOUGH IT HAD SOME HICCUPS , JOAQUIN PHOENIX GAVE A GOOD SPEECH AFTER WINNING BEST ACTOR IN JOKER.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUPPY. UP AT 2:30AM , 3AM , 5AM ......OH , I'LL JUST STOP COUNTING.

  MONDAY / TUESDAY      2 - 10/11 - 20

 MAYBE I SHOULDA OF WENT TO THE SEASHORE. I TOSSED AROUND THE IDEA BUT THE RAIN WAS DEFINITELY A MAJOR FACTOR.  USUALLY A GOOD NAIL WEEKEND = A LITTLE TRAVEL TIME.

 GLOBAL WARMING IS GOOD FOR ME BUT PROBABLY NOT SO GOOD FOR PEOPLE 50 YEARS FROM NOW.  I SPENT SOME TIME OUTSIDE RE-ARRANGING MY GARAGE TO LOAD TOOLS IN.  I ALSO TRANSFERRED ALL OF THE 1,000 TOOLS FROM MY OLD VAN TO MY " NEW " VAN AND THE GARAGE.  I HAD THE PUP OUT ON THE RUNNER CHAIN WITH ME TOO.

  SPEAKING OF GLOBAL WARMING. I TALKED TO A REALTOR TODAY ABOUT SELLING OUR CONDO AND PURCHASING A SINGLE HOME 5 OR MORE BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH. THAN.....AFTER HANGING UP .....I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING. IN LESS THAN 50 YEARS OCEANS WILL RISE MORE THAN 3 FEET BECAUSE OF MELTING GLACIERS. THIS MEANS.......ANY COASTAL HOMES ARE SCREWED. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT UNLESS YOUR PRESIDENT TRUMP.

 SPEAKING OF THE PUP. IT IS 2 STRAIGHT NIGHTS OF SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT......A WELCOME SIGHT.

  I FOUND AN AXLE FOR $175 FOR MY OLD CRAP VAN. I TALKED THE GUY DOWN TO $100.  THEY ONLY GLITCH IS IT IS LOCATED 90 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE. THE SELLER DID GIVE SOME SPECIFICS ABOUT THE AXLE AND AFTER THE 3RD EMAIL TO MY MECHANIC HE SAID DO NOT DO IT BECAUSE RE-WELDING WAS INVOLVED. I NOW HAVE DECIDED TO SELL MY CRAP VAN FOR $11. I WEIGHED THE OPTIONS AND IT CAME DOWN TO ME SELLING THE VAN I POOPED IN SEVERAL YEARS AGO. IT WAS TIME TO LET IT GO.

 76ERS BOUNCE BACK AND EMBIID IS LOVED AGAIN.

 FLYERS LOSE A VALIANT GAME BY COMING BACK FROM A 3 - 0 DEFICIT TO A VERY GOOD ISLANDER TEAM. A QUICK STORY : THE POOL LEAGUE MANAGER COMES IN AND HE IS A BIG FLYERS FAN. I TELL HIM THE SCORE IS 3 - 0 ISLANDERS. HE REPLIES , " OH MAYBE THEY WILL COME BACK ". HE LEAVES AND I GIGGLE. I WATCH BOTH THE 76ERS AND FLYERS AT ONCE. DON'T YOU KNOW THE FLYERS COME BACK AND TIE THE GAME 3 - 3 WITH JUST 2 MINUTES LEFT ?!?!?!  I BEGIN TO TEXT HIM , " DUDE !! NICE CALL !! THE FLYERS CAME BACK AND TIED THE GAME 3 - 3 !! " .........BUT..........I DO NOT SEND THE TEXT. I SAID TO MYSELF , " YOU KNOW WHAT ? I AM GOING TO WAIT JUST 2 MINUTES UNTIL THE REGULAR TIME RUNS OUT OF THE GAME. " ISLANDERS SCORE WITHIN 90 SECONDS LEFT. I DELETE AND NEVER SEND THE TEXT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO WORK ON A STAGE OUTLET. BANDS HAVE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE ACCESSING IT SO I SPENT TIME DOWN MY BASEMENT , IN MY GARAGE , AND SEARCHING MY VAN FOR ALL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.  I CAME UP WITH A NICE IDEA TO HAVE MORE OUTLETS ON THE STAGE'S RIGHT SIDE.

 MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT.

  BANDS ARE THE BACK BONE OF THE NAIL. IN 2 DAYS , I HAD OVER 15 BANDS CONTACT ME. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 WHEELS AND I DID THE JANUARY BOOKS FOR THE NAIL. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THE FINAL NUMBERS. IT MAKES ME SEMI-PROUD TO RUN A BUSINESS I WAS TOLD HAD A ZERO SHOT OF MAKING IT ........... 25 YEARS AGO.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE MARVELOUS MS MAISEL. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 EARLIER IN THE DAY I WATCHED ALL OR NOTHING ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES. IT WAS " EH " AT BEST AND THIS IS COMING FROM A BIG EAGLES FAN.

 WALK THE PUP TWICE AND SHE DOESN'T POOP. THIS IS NOT GOOD. I BRING HER IN MY ROOM AND SHE SLEEPS ALL THE WAY TO 5:45AM. SHE JUMPS OFF THE BED BUT WITHIN 2 MINUTE JUMPS BACK UP AND GOES BACK TO SLEEP WITH ME UNTIL 6:40AM. THIS IS A GOOD THING. NOW.........WE MUST GET BACK TO THE CRATE TRAINING AGAIN.

  ONE MORE PUP STORY........OUR YOUNGEST AND WHEELS TAUGHT THE DOG TO " PLAY DEAD " AND " ROLL OVER ". WHEELS POINTING A FINGER AND YELLING " BANG BANG " AND THE DOG DROPS AND FREEZES WITH HER LEGS UP IN THE AIR........IT'S PRETTY DAMN FUNNY.

  WEDNESDAY         2 - 12 - 20

 A SAD DAY.  IN LESS THAN 4 HOURS A TOW TRUCK WAS MEETING ME TO TAKE MY VAN AWAY. THE FINAL DECISION CAME WHEN THE AXLE I FOUND ONLINE WOULD NOT WORK. THIS EXPEDITED THE SITUATION TO EMPTYING THE VAN , REMOVING ALL THINGS INSIDE , TAKING OFF THE NEW WINDSHIELD WIPERS , AND REMOVING THE LICENSE PLATE. I DROVE THE VAN TO OUR LOCAL PARK WITH A LARGE PARKING LOT. IT IS A NICE FLAT AREA TO LOAD THE VAN ON. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK. IT WAS KINDA SAD SEEING MY VAN BEING DRIVEN AWAY. THE VAN SERVED ME FOR 18 YEARS AND HELPED ME WHEN I HAD TO POOP ONE DAY.  I MEAN WHAT KINDA OF VEHICLE GIVES SO MUCH ?

 BANDS ARE THE OIL TO THE NAIL'S ENGINE.  IT CONTINUES TO ROLL AS 4 BANDS AND A PROMOTER CONTACTED ME TODAY.

  SEEMS LIKE WHENEVER IT RAINS WE CAN NOT ACCESS AMAZON PRIME TO WATCH THE MARVELOUS MS. MAISEL.

 SPENT SOME TIME OUTSIDE RE-ARRANGING TOOLS AGAIN IN MY " NEW " VAN AND THE GARAGE. I LOADED DVD MOVIES , MENU'S , AND MUSIC CD'S TOO.

  TESTED A NEW MODERN WEIGHT SCALE THAT I GOT FOR FREE VIA A WARRANTY. IT IS SUPER NICE. UNFORTUNATELY , THE RESULTS ARE THE SAME. THE SCALE READ IN L.E.D. FORMAT " YOUR STILL FAT......FATTY ".

  I TRIED ON 5 DIFFERENT SUITS. I SWEAR I AM LIKE TOMMY BOY WEARING RICHARD'S SUIT JACKET. I KEPT HEARING THE SONG , " FAT GUY IN A LITTLE SUIT.......FAT GUY IN A LITTLE SUIT. "

 I TAKE THE PUP AGAIN FOR THE NIGHT AND SHE SLEEPS THROUGH UNTIL 6:30AM. THIS IS A GOOD THING. I HOPE IT CONTINUES.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP , BARTEND , ORDER STUFF , AND MEET WITH A PROMOTER. I ALSO PHONED SEVERAL BANDS.

  I GET MY TRADITIONAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT PHONE CALL FROM MY YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE. A WONDERFUL TALK AND AT THE END OF THE CONVERSATION I HEAR " LOVE YOU ". YOU REALLY DON'T GET TO HEAR THAT TOO OFTEN. I TOLD MY KID ," YOU CALM ME. "

 I ENTERED AN 18 PLAYER INTERNET POKER TOURNAMENT WHERE THE BUY-IN WAS $50,000. I WON IT AND POKERSTARS COMPANY ADDED OVER $330,000 TO MY ACCOUNT. DAMN SHAME IT WAS ALL " PLAY " MONEY.

  ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD SHAMELESS.

  I WALK THE PUP WHEN I GOT HOME AND SHE IS READY TO SETTLE IN. I LET HER SLEEP ON THE COUCH WHILE I HEADED TO BED.  ABOUT 3 HOURS LATER I HEAR A LITTLE DOG WHINING TO GET IN BED WITH ME. I HAVE TO ADMIT HAVING THIS TINY LITTLE WARM FURRY BODY SNUGGLE AGAINST YOU IS ALRIGHT.

  FOR JUST 3 SECONDS , AS MY VAN WAS BEING TOWED AWAY , I THOUGHT OF WHEN WE PUT OUR DOG DOWN LAST HALLOWEEN AND IT MADE ME SAD...............THAN I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A MACHINE.

  THURSDAY     2 - 13 - 20

 THE BAND CONTACTS KEEP ROLLING IN. THIS HAS BEEN A GOOD STRETCH LATELY AND I HOPE IT CONTINUES.

  THURSDAY IS TRASH DAY. OUR NAIL DUMPSTER GETS EMPTIED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING AROUND 5AM. SO I DECIDED EACH THURSDAY I WILL TRASH SOMETHING. THE LAST 2 THURSDAYS I DUMPED 2 LARGE TV'S. TODAY I TRASHED 2 SMALL TV'S AND SOME PARTS OF A KITCHEN STOVE.

  THE PUP CONTINUES TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

  THE NEW AND FINAL SEASON OF THE RANCH CAME OUT. I WATCHED SEVERAL EPISODES. IT IS VERY GOOD.

  STOPPED AND PICKED UP A LIQUOR ORDER.  IT IS REALLY NICE TO HAVE THE DRIVEWAY PARKING NOW. I CAN BYPASS ALL THE SHOPPERS. THE AREA IS A SHIT SHOW FOR PARKING.

  AT THE NAIL I WATCH OUR FLYERS WIN A SOLID GAME.

  I MADE A PRETTY BIG CONTACT TONIGHT. A GUY COMES IN WHO KNOWS S. Mc. FROM THE BAND THE STAND. THIS BAND PACKED THE NAIL YEARS AGO. HE TELLS ME HE TALKS ABOUT THE NAIL ALL THE TIME AND IS LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO DO A CD RELEASE PARTY. JESUS....THIS WOULD BE BIG. WELL , I WENT ON FACEBOOK AND SENT A " FRIEND " REQUEST. WITHIN 2 MINUTES HE ACCEPTED AND WITHIN 15 MINUTES WE WERE TALKING VIA CHAT. WE ARE GOING TO MEET NEXT THURSDAY.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF SHAMELESS. IT WAS VERY GOOD.  NEXT SUMMER THERE WILL BE A SEASON 11 BUT IT WILL BE ITS FINAL EPISODES.

  WALK THE PUP AND HEAD TO BED. I LEFT HER SLEEPING ON THE COUCH. SOMETIME DURING THE NIGHT I FEEL A SMALL WARM FURRY HEAD LAY ON MY NECK. I HEAR BREATHING TOO.  IT WAS A GOOD FEELING.  SHE SLEPT UNTIL 6AM AND JUMPED OFF MY BED. I GOT UP AT 7AM AND SHE WAS LAYING BY THE SIDE OF MY BED. I FED AND WALKED HER. BACK ON MY BED AND SLEPT UNTIL 8:30AM. THIS ROUTINE I CAN LIVE WITH.

  FRIDAY      2 - 14 - 20

 MY MOM THINKS I'M FAT. IT IS TRUE BUT MOMS SHOULDN'T SAY THAT.

 OPEN A NEW BANK ACCOUNT AND MADE $500. WE USED WSFS BANK ( HATE THE NAME....TOO HARD TO SAY ) LAST MONTH FOR A VERY LARGE LOAN FOR RENTAL HOMES AND CONSOLIDATION. WE HAVE USED THE SAME REP SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS. IT HELPED US GREATLY AND EVEN GAVE US A MONTH OFF FROM MAKING A PAYMENT. ANYWAY , I ARRIVED AND THE ASSISTANT MANAGER HAD EVERYTHING READY WHEN I ARRIVED. THE ONLY BAD THING WAS MY G.P.S. TOOK TO A WEIRD WAY.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 OFF TO MY PARENTS HOUSE WHERE MY MOM WENT SHOPPING FOR ME. WE HAVE A WEDDING COMING UP AND NOTHING FITS ME. WHEN SHE CALLED SHE SAYS , " NOTHING IS GOING TO FIT YOU. " YOU KNOW......EVEN AT 60 YEARS OLD YOU THINK , " WELL THAT KINDA HURT. " I UNDERSTOOD AND TRIED MY 91 YEAR OLD DAD'S SUIT JACKETS ON AND PEE STAINS IN THE PANTS............THEY FIT. GREAT....MY DAD AND I ARE THE SAME SIZE AND WE BOTH PEE A LITTLE WHEN WEARING CLOTHES.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND TRY TO REST A LITTLE BECAUSE I HAVE A LONG NIGHT. I FINISH THE FINAL SEASON OF THE RANCH. IT WAS EXCELLENT AND I AM MAN ENOUGH TO SAY I CRIED.

 BOOKED ANOTHER BIG SHOW. VASEY HALL WHO ALWAYS PACKS THE PLACE WILL DO ONE LAST PERFORMANCE UNTIL THEY GRADUATE VILLANOVA AND MOVE TO NEW YORK. THIS BAND BRINGS ALOT OF ASS TO THE NAIL........ALOT........OF...............ASS. I ALSO BOOKED 3 OTHER BANDS TODAY. I HAVE BEEN ON ONE OF MY BIGGEST ROLLS LATELY. MAN I HOPE IT CONTINUES. IT IS JUST SO GOOD FOR THE NAIL.

 MY MOTTO IN LIFE , " BE NICE TO ME AND I WILL BE NICER TO YOU. BE MEAN TO ME AND I WILL BE MEANER TO YOU. ". I ALSO HAVE THE CREED , " I WILL DO 10 THINGS FOR YOU BEFORE YOU DO ONE FOR ME. " ANYWAY , I HATE ARGUING WITH MY KIDS. IT FELT NICE WHEN MY ELDEST CALLED AND APOLOGIZED FOR FREAKING OUT WHEN I ATE HER 5 DAY OLD PASTA IN MY FRIDGE. I TOLD HER , " FROM NOW ON , I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR WHO'S FOOD IS WHO'S. IN THIS HOUSE EVERYONE SHARES."

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND PREPPED FOR THE BANDS. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AND FREE CANDY WAS GIVEN OUT. I THOUGHT ALL THE BANDS WERE VERY GOOD. ONE BAND CALLED " Z " SHORT FOR ZEEK MITCHELL BAND WAS MY FAVORITE......SAXOPHONE AND KEYBOARDS ARE ALWAYS A COOL SOUND. I POSTED A FACERBOOK PICTURE OF THEM ON OUR STAGE AND OUR PUPPY STANDING ON OUR WINDOW SILL LIKE OUR OLD PUP DID. STILL MISS YOU NELLIE.

 EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WHILE SNUGGLING WITH THE PUP I SAY TO HER , " NELLIE , ARE YOU IN THERE ? " THE DOG ALWAYS FLINCHES AND LOOK AT ME AS TO DAY , " YEAH , I'M HERE DAD. " I CRY EVERY TIME.

 CLEANED OUR KITCHEN SINK BY USING EASY OFF. MAN THAT STUFF WORKS. I ALSO CHANGED THE OIL IN THE FRYER.

  OH , PANIC SET IN AS THE BATTERY ON OUR FLOOR SAFE DIED. I ONLY CHANGED THIS ONCE AND TOTALLY FORGOT HOW TO DO IT. I JUST REMEMBERED IT WAS SUPER EASY. WELL , THE BARTENDER AND I SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT. I COULD NOT FIND THE GUY'S PHONE NUMBER I PURCHASED IT FROM SO LUCKILY THE SAFE HAD A PHONE CONTACT ON THE FRONT. IT WAS IN CALIFORNIA. WE CALL THE COMPANY AND A TECH FIGURED IT OUT IN ABOUT 30 SECONDS.

  DRIVING HOME I COME TO A STOP ON HAVERFORD ROAD AND LAID ON THE HORN JUST 1/2 MILE FROM THE NAIL. WHY ? ......A RACCOON. THAT SUCKER DID NOT WANT TO MOVE FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. LITTLE DUDE HAD SOME ATTITUDE............SO I RAN HIM OVER WITH MY NEW VAN.

  AT HOME I WATCH TV , HAVE 2 BEERS , AND SNACK ON FOOD WHEELS GOT. DAMN I HATE DOING THIS LATE NIGHT EATING BUT I WAS SO DAMN HUNGRY.

 THERE WERE SOME GIRLS DANCING AND BEING PLAYFUL ALL NIGHT WITH ME AND THE BARTENDER. I THOUGHT THEY WERE ADORABLE.

 TOMORROW , WE HAVE ONE OF 2 THINGS THAT ARE INEVITABLE IN LIFE. THE ONE OF 2......TAXES. WE ARE ALSO PUTTING A WILL TOGETHER AND MEETING WITH AN ATTORNEY. WHEELS AND I WANT TO GIVE ALL OUR DEBT TO OUR KIDS.

 I DID NOT RUN THE RACCOON OVER. HE CASUALLY MEANDERED OFF THE MIDDLE OF HAVERFORD ROAD AS I LAID ON MY HORN FOR 30 SECONDS. HE LEARNED NOTHING.

  SATURDAY       2 - 15 - 20

  MY WEEKENDS ARE LIKE YOUR MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS.

  MY CELL PHONE HAS BEEN GOING OFF PRETTY CONSISTENTLY ALL WEEKEND. I AM MISSING A BACHELOR PARTY. OUR FAMILY GROUP TEXTING IS SOMEWHERE ABOVE 400 TEXTS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY MORNING TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I SPEND ABOUT 90 MINUTES.  WHAT WAS NICE I FOUND 2 BRAND NEW BATTERIES AT HOME FOR OUR SAFE AND FIXED THE LOCK.

 OFF TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE FOR BREAKFAST AND GET FITTED FOR THE 3RD TIME FOR A SUIT. MY MOM IS OVER THE TOP WITH DRESSING MEN AND I HAVE TO ADMIT SHE IS EXCELLENT AT IT. WHEN SHE WORKED AT STRAWBRIDGE'S SHE WAS THE NUMBER 1 SALES REP IN THE AREA. THAT IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. SHE MUST OF READ MY WEBSITE BECAUSE SHE SAID , " YOU'RE NOT FAT ......LOOK AT THOSE BROAD SHOULDERS. "

 ROLL HOME AND WHEELS AND I IMMEDIATELY HEAD TO OUR ACCOUNT. HE IS LIKE TONY SOPRANO AND WE LOVE HANGING WITH HIM TO HEAR HIS 100 STORIES.  HE HAS 5 TV'S IN HIS OFFICE. ONE HAS HORSE RACING AND HE SAYS , " HEY , THAT ONE OF MY HORSES. " UP POPS HIS NAME ON THE TV AS AN OWNER. I SWEAR EVERY YEAR I SAY WE HAVE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THIS GUY. WHILE MOST PEOPLE DREAD GOING TO THEIR ACCOUNTANT OR GETTING THEIR TAXES DONE.......WE LIKE IT.

 WHEELS AND I ALSO TALKED TO AN ATTORNEY AND PUT A LIVING WILL TOGETHER. IT WAS A LONG TIME COMING. AT OUR ACCOUNTANTS OFFICE HE HAS ALL KINDS OF TRADES LIKE LAWYERS , REALTORS , INVESTORS , AND MORE.

 STOP AT BURGER KING TO GET WHEELS LUNCH. THEY SO BLOW. SHE DID THE 5 FOR 4.....THE BURGER WAS THE SIZE OF  A HOCKEY PUCK , THEY WERE OUT OF CHICKEN NUGGETS , AND THE COOKIE WAS SMALL......BLOW. I HAD NOTHING.

  WENT IN A DOLLAR TREE STORE TO PICK UP SOME ITEMS FOR OUR ELDEST. SHE NEEDED A BROOM AND A UTENSIL ORGANIZER FOR A KITCHEN DRAWER. I GOT BOTH......EACH WAS A DOLLAR.

  ROLL HOME AND WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT LIFE , INVESTING , VACATIONING , KIDS , AND MORE.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. OUR ELDEST HANGS WITH US AND TELLS US SOME REALLY FUN STORIES OF HER 2 FRIENDS ( BOTH I KNOW AN DONE IS A DOORMAN AT THE NAIL ) ARE ON A IMPRACTICAL JOKERS CRUISE. THEY SENT PICTURES AND VIDEOS......IT IS PRETTY FUNNY. THEY SAID IT WAS THE BEST VACATION EVER.

  WHEELS GOES OUT TO DINNER WITH FAMILY WHILE I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL.

  BANDS ARRIVE 2 HOURS TOO EARLY. OH MAN I HATE THIS.  I LOAD THEM IN. THE NIGHT WAS STEADY AND IT WAS AN EASY NIGHT FOR THE DOORMEN BECAUSE WE HAD 3 PROMOTERS WHO COLLECTED MONEY AT THE DOOR. WE JUST NEED TO CARD AND TELL PEOPLE WHERE TO PARK. IT WAS A SOLID CROWD AND BUSY ALL NIGHT. I HELPED BARTEND AND COOK UNTIL MIDNIGHT. IT WAS ALSO GOOD TO SEE MY MAN HOLLYWOOD.

 ROLL HOME AND CHILL WITH WHEELS AND THE PUPPY FOR A LITTLE BIT. WE WATCH SOME SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND HEAD TO BED. I GOT THE PUP TONIGHT. SHE WAS GOOD.

 DECIDED I DO NOT WANT TO TRASH MY " NEW " VAN ESPECIALLY WHEN MULCH SEASON COMES AROUND. SO NOW I AM IN SEARCH MODE FOR A TRAILER. OUR JEEP HAS A HITCH ON IT ALREADY WHICH IS NICE. ALL I NEED NOW IS THE TRAILER AND A BALL JOINT.

 OUTSIDE OF THE NAIL I ONLY HAVE A RUSTY NAIL TEE SHIRT. I KEEP AN EYE ON PEOPLE SMOKING AND PARKING. THERE IS A GROUP OF GIRLS.....ALL OF THEM ADORABLE. ONE GIRL SAYS TO ME , " IT IS FREEZING OUT HERE HOW ARE YOU JUST IN A TEE SHIT ? " I REPLY , " MY FAT RESERVES HELP ALOT. " SHE REPLIES , " WHAT ? YOU ARE DEFINITELY NOT FAT. " I SMILED .........AND WALKED INSIDE AND TOLD OUR BARTENDER NOT TO SERVE HER ANY MORE ALCOHOL.

  SUNDAY     2 - 16 - 20

 LONG NIGHT NUMBER 3.

  A BAD THING TO HAVE IS A GIGANTIC STROMBOLI WHEN I COME HOME AT MIDNIGHT.......DAMN IT.

  I DO NOT LIKE DOING IT BUT I CANCELLED A WHOLE NIGHT OF BANDS BECAUSE A FRIEND TOLD ME SO. HE HAD ISSUES WITH A PROMOTER AND I M GOING TO TRUST HIM ON THIS ONE.

  MOST OF THE DAY JUST CHILLED AND TRIED TO REST FOR THE NIGHT.

 SPENT SOME TIME LOOKING FOR A TRAILER.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AFTER A WEEK OF HOUSE AND DOG SITTING. THAN I FIND OUT SHE HAS TO PICK UP FRIENDS AT THE AIRPORT AT 1AM.

 OFF TO THE NAIL EARLY SO I THOUGHT. AN 8PM START ENDED UP A 7:30PM START.......I COULD OF USED THAT 30 MINUTES. I ARRIVE AT 5PM AND STILL RAN OUT OF TIME SETTING UP.

 BANDS AND FANS START LOADING IN AND SOON IT WAS PACKED.  SOME FUN AND TALENTED YOUNG BANDS TONIGHT.  CLEVER BAND CALLED WITHOUT A MAP WHILE CHANGING INSTRUMENTS AND WANTED NO SILENCE HAD A RECORDED MESSAGE RUN THROUGH OUR SPEAKERS. IT WAS FUNNY AND DIFFERENT. THE FANS TURNING ON THEIR CELL PHONE FLASH LIGHTS DURING ONE SONG WAS KINDA COOL TOO.

 AGAIN , HAVING PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND THANKING US FOR PUTTING ON A GOOD SHOW.  ONE BAND I LIKED THE MOST CALLED BIG HANDSOME.  BEFORE THEIR SET THE LEAD GUITARIST SAYS , " I LIKE TO DEDICATE THIS SET TO BIG DADDY. "

  BACK HOME I CHILL AND MAKE A GRAPEFRUIT DRINK WITH VODKA. THAN I SEE A HUGE ZESTO'S STROMBOLI IN THE FRIDGE.............DAMN IT.

  OFF TO BED AND I LET THE PUP SLEEP ON THE COUCH.  IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I FEEL A LITTLE WARM HEAD NUZZLE AGAINST MY NECK.

 MONDAY         2 - 17 - 20

  THE PERFECT DAY...............GOTTA THANK MOTHER NATURE AND GLOBAL WARMING FOR A 53 DEGREE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY.

  LET THE RUNNING BEGIN :

 - WHEELS AND I LOAD UP THE " NEW " VAN WITH SUPPLIES AND THE PUPPY. WE STOP AT PHILLIPS 66 ( BEST PRICE FOR GAS AROUND ) AND FILL THE TANK.

 - STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 - STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO GET MY SUIT WITH NEW SHIRTS AND TIES.

 - STOP AT OUR YOUNGEST COLLEGE AND WE WALK TO A LOCAL PARK. WE GET LUNCH AT A STREET VENDOR...... A HOT DOG , 2 HAMBURGERS , AND A HOT SAUSAGE. ALL SERVED ON LONG ROLLS. THE SANDWICHES WERE " EH " AT BEST. LACK OF MEAT WAS THE MAIN PROBLEM. THE GUY WAS NICE BUT I WOULD NOT GO HERE AGAIN. THE GOOD THING.......HIS MATH WAS HORRIBLE. 4 SANDWICHES AND A LARGE WATER FOR $17.

  ** QUICK STORY - PARKING IS ALWAYS BAD IN CENTER CITY. I SEE A VAN MOVING OUT OF A SPOT SO I GO AROUND THE BLOCK. I GET TO THE PARKING SPOT AND JUST 2 CARS ARE AHEAD OF ME SITTING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT. I SAY , " MAN , WHAT ARE THE CHANCES ONE OF THOSE 2 CARS WILL TAKE THAT PARKING SPOT ? " ONE MINUTE LATER THE 2ND CAR TAKES THE SPOT.  I SAY , " JESUS H CHRIST IF THAT  DOESN'T EPITOMIZE MY ENTIRE LIFE WITH LUCK RIGHT THERE !! 2 DAMN CARS TO THE SPOT AND ONE OF THEM TAKES IT......DAMN IT !! " ** BOTH WHEELS AND MY KID TELL ME TO " LET IT GO ".

  UPDATE - I GOT A WAY WAY BETTER PARKING SPOT 2 MINUTES LATER. THE SPOT WAS AT THE PARK. I COULD NOT OF NOT RESERVED A BETTER PARKING SPOT FOR 3 HOURS AND FREE. WHEELS COUNTERED MY BAD LUCK WITH HER GOOD LUCK.

 - WE HANG IN THE PARK AND EAT OUR LUNCH. CRAZY MAZE IS HAVING A BLAST WITH SIGHTS , SOUNDS , OTHER GODS , AND SMELLS.  WE WALK TO THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER AND THERE IS A SUPER LONG PATH FOR WALKERS , JOGGERS , AND BICYCLISTS. LET ME TELL YOU......BIKE PATHS ARE THE WAY TO GO FOR ASS. THERE WAS A TON OF PEOPLE OUT EXERCISING. ALL GIRLS IN SHAPE AND ALL PIECES OF ASS. I NEVER SEEN SO MUCH SPANDEX.

 - WALK ALONG THE RIVER AND HEAD TO A REALLY COOL DOG PARK. A GUY RECOMMENDED THE PARK AFTER HIS YOUNG DOG WRESTLED WITH OUR PUP FOR 10 MINUTES. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. THERE HAD TO BE A 100 DOGS AND OWNERS THERE. MAZE WAS EXCELLENT. I THOUGHT FOR SURE SHE FREAK OUT BUT SHE WAS COOL WITH GREETING AND BEING GREETED BY EVERY DOG. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK.

 - WHEELS GOES INTO THE DORM TO USE THE BATHROOM AND CARRY SOME THINGS DOWN WHILE I GOT THE VAN. WE SAY GOODBYE AND ROLL OUT. WE ACCESS 76 EAST IMMEDIATELY AND MADE GREAT TIME.

  WE ARRIVE AND TALK TO SOME NEIGHBORS. ONE NICE NEIGHBOR ENTERS OUR HOME TO SEE THE FLOORING WE HAVE. I HOOK HER UP WITH A NAME TO MAYBE GETTING A BETTER PRICE AT AVALON TILE.

  OK.....KEY THINGS HERE. IF WHEELS IS TO WORK AT HOME SHE MUST HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.  WE ARE IN " SEASONAL " MODE HERE SO SOME THINGS ARE SHUT OFF FOR THE WINTER. LAST TIME I WAS HERE I DID GET EMAILS , FACEBOOK , AND INTERNET SO I WAS HOPING FOR THE SAME. WHEELS SETS UP AND DOES A TEST........WE HAVE INTERNET FOR HER WORK !!!

 PART II - IT BE NICE TO HAVE A LAND LINE FOR WHEN WHEELS DOES HER PHONE CONFERENCE CALLS. A CELL PHONE WORKS BUT SOMETIMES THE CLARITY AND SIGNALS ARE NOT THE STRONGEST.  LAST TIME HERE THE PHONE JACKS DID NOT WORK. WELL.......THEY DIDN'T WORK AGAIN. I DECIDE TO CALL COMCAST AND TALK TO A TECH. I TELL HER I HAVE NO DIAL TONE SO SHE SUGGESTS PLUGGING THE PHONE CORD DIRECTLY INTO THE BACK OF THE MODEM. WAAAALLLLLLAHH !!! IT WORKS !!!  SHE ALSO TELLS ME WE CAN ONLY GET 911 , 1 800 NUMBERS , AND LOCAL CALLS.....THAT'S IT. WELL , WE DO A TEST AND IT ENDS UP WE CAN CALL ANYWHERE WE LIKE. WHEELS IS NOW 2 FOR 2 IN WORKING AT HOME.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT TO PURCHASE A LONG PHONE CORD.

  STOP AT OWENS PUB FOR SOME DRINKS AND $2.95 CHEESE STEAK SANDWICHES. IT WAS THE SPECIAL OF THE NIGHT. WE ALSO GOT SPICY SHRIMP AND SCALLOPS WITH BACON. ALL OF IT WAS GOOD. WE SAT AT THE BAR. WE WERE 0 - 3 STOPPING HERE BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS PACKED. THERE WAS A SOLID CROWD TONIGHT AND SOME BAR STOOLS WERE OPEN. WE MAY GO BACK TOMORROW FOR 39 CENT WINGS.

 IT WAS A WONDERFUL DAY AND NIGHT. WE RETURN HOME FOR SOME NIGHTCAPS AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF YOU. BOTH WERE GOOD.

 I TELL WHEELS , " WE ARE 1 PERCENTERS.........WITHOUT THE MONEY. "

 TUESDAY       2 - 18 - 20

 63 DEGREES IN MID-FEBRUARY ? I'LL TAKE IT.

 DID SOME PUNCH LIST STUFF LIKE FIX A LAMP , FIX A VACUUM , AND CLEAN A TUB DRAIN.

 RAN A PHONE CORD AND IT WORKED PRETTY GOOD FOR THE SPEAKER PHONE.

 I HAD THE PUP SLEEP WITH ME AGAIN. THE DOG STRETCHES UNDER THE COVERS AND MAN SHE CAN SCRATCH A BACK.

 DOG PARK II - I TAKE A LONG WALK ALONG THE BEACH AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL.  WE STOP AT THE DOG PARK HERE AND THERE WERE AT LEAST 15 OWNERS THERE. THE SMALL DOG SIDE WAS EMPTY SO I LET CRAZY MAZE RUN AROUND. SHE WAS HAVING A BLAST. I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND POSTED THEM.

  WE WALK THE BOARDWALK BACK AND PEOPLE ARE COMING UP TO ME AND MAZE. WE TALKED AND THEY LOVED OUR LITTLE PUP.

 I TALKED TO A FORMAN ABOUT THE BEACH WORK BEING DONE. THEY CONSTRUCTED A METAL WALL AS A BARRIER TO HELP WITH BEACH EROSION AND PROTECT OCEANFRONT HOMES. HE TOLD ME PEOPLE ARE FREAKING OUT ABOUT NOT ACCESSING THE BEACH. IT WAS VERY NICE WHEN THEY CUT INTO THE WALL AND NO STEPS WERE NEEDED ANYMORE TO ACCESS THE BEACH PATHS. WELL , DUE TO THE WICKED STORMS THE PAST YEAR THIS WALL HAD TO BE CONSTRUCTED. THEY WILL GO BACK TO CONSTRUCTING STEPS TO GO UP AND OVER THE BARRIER AGAIN. TO ME , IT IS NO BIG DEAL. I MEAN OUR BEACHES HAVE TO BE MAINTAINED AND SAVED. HE TOLD ME THE OLD DUNES WILL EVENTUALLY BE THE BEACH.

 AFTER A 2 HOUR  WALK AND PLAYTIME WE ARE BACK HOME. THE PUP GOES RIGHT TO MY BED AND JUMPS ON IT. SHE WAS ASLEEP IN SECONDS.

 WHEELS AND I GO TO OWENS PUB AGAIN. $1 DRAFTS , 39 CENT WINGS , AND CHICKEN PARM PLATTER WITH PASTA AND BREAD FOR $4.99. YEP........IT WAS A CHEAP NIGHT OUT.  THE BAR IS ALWAYS PACKED AND WE LIKE IT.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF YOU. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 DURING WINTER SEASON WE ONLY GET LIKE 12 TV CHANNELS. THIS MEANS I COULD NOT WATCH THE FLYERS ON TV. BUT..........I HAVE THE APP FOR COMCAST SPORTS NETWORK. IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS , I WAS STREAMING THE FLYERS GAME ON MY COMPUTER. THIS WAS A VERY NICE PLUS FOR THE NIGHT. OH.....FLYERS WIN !!

 A COUPLE OF NIGHTCAPS AND WALKING THE PUP I HEAD TO BED. ANOTHER GREAT DAY AND NIGHT.

  WEDNESDAY         2 - 19 - 20

 GOT TO ADMIT.....IT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL HERE.

  THE PUP GETS ME UP AT 6AM.  WE GO THROUGH OUR ROUTINE. I WALK HER IN THE DARK BUT IT IS STILL 50 DEGREES.

  WORKERS STILL CONSTRUCTING A WALL TO 13TH STREET. I WONDER IF TRUMP'S WALL IS MOVING THIS QUICKLY ?

 DO SOME ODD JOBS LIKE CLEANING BATHROOM EXHAUST FANS AND A TUB DRAIN. I ALSO SPRAY PAINTED THE BOTTOM PORTION OF OUR FRIDGE. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT. LITTLE SMELLY BUT EXCELLENT.

 INTERNET , PHONE LINE , NETFLIX , AND GOOD WEATHER. THIS IS KINDA TOUGH TO BEAT.

 I TAKE THE PUP ON A LONG WALK AGAIN. THIS TIME WE TAKE " THE WALL ". I COLLECTED SEASHELLS FOR OUR GARDEN ON THE BEACH AND WE MET SOME NICE PEOPLE AGAIN. ONE LADY JUST LOVED MAZE.

  WHEELS AND I HEAD OUT TO DINNER AGAIN. WE STOPPED AT DOGTOOTH AND THE PLACE WAS BUSY FOR A WEDNESDAY HAPPY HOUR AND IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY.  $1 DRAFTS AND HALF OFF APPETIZERS. WE DID CHICKEN QUESADILLAS , TERIYAKI CHICKEN WITH VEGGIES , AND CHEESE STEAK EGGROLLS. ALL WERE VERY GOOD. WE ALSO HAD A VERY ENTERTAINING WAITRESS BEHIND US SERVING TABLES. WE SAT AT THE BAR. ANYWAY , SHE WAS BUBBLY AND TELLING STORIES TO CUSTOMERS THE WHOLE TIME. THE ENTERTAINING PART......HER VOICE WAS AS IF PEEWEE HERMAN AND THE MOM ( KITTY FORMAN ) ON THAT 70'S SHOW HAD A KID.

  AFTER DINNER WHEELS AND I LOOK AT A 5 BEDROOM / 4 BATHROOM HOME.  WE WALKED AROUND THE YARD AND PROPERTY. THE HOUSE HAS POTENTIAL BUT WE DECIDED IT WAS NOT WHAT WE WANTED.

 BACK HOME WITH THE PUP. SHE SNUGGLES WITH WHEELS ON THE COUCH EVERY TIME.

  NEXTDOOR STRIKES AGAIN. THIS IS A GOOD WEBSITE. IT IS SIMILAR TO CRAIGSLIST BUT VERY  LOCAL TO YOUR AREA. I AM PICKING UP A FOAM FILLER SUPPORT MATTRESS TO ADD TO A BUNK BED MATTRESS WE HAVE. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND BRAND NEW. THE PEOPLE ARE MOVING AND DON'T WANT TO TAKE IT WITH THEM. THEY HAD THIS MATTRESS SUPPORT FOAM FOR 3 MONTHS.  THE PRICE..........FREE.

 CALL SOME BANDS TONIGHT. WHEELS SAYS , " WHY WERE YOU SO RUDE TO HIM ? " I DID NOT THINK I WAS RUDE BUT I DID SAY TO THE GUY 3 TIMES , " PLEASE GIVE ME SHORT ANSWERS SINCE I HAVE TO CALL 4 MORE BANDS TONIGHT. I ALWAYS THINK OF A FAMILY MEMBER WHO WAS DIAGNOSED BY A PSYCHOLOGIST FOR A JOB POSITION. THE DOCTOR WROTE , " IF YOU DO NOT GET HIS ATTENTION IN 5 SECONDS OR LESS HE WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU. " I THINK I HAVE A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION SPAN THAN MY FAMILY MEMBER. I'M MORE LIKE 10 SECONDS.

  WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF YOU. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 TEXT MY YOUNGEST , " PRETTY SAD DAY TODAY ". THE KID RESPONDS , " WHY ? " I REPLY , " I ALWAYS GET A WEDNESDAY NIGHT PHONE CALL EVERY WEEK BUT TONIGHT IT DID NOT HAPPEN. "......8 SECONDS LATER MY CELL PHONE RINGS.

  WE ALSO WATCHED THE 2 HOUR DEMOCRATIC DEBATE. TO ME , CANDIDATES LOOK LIKE LITTLE KIDS WHEN THEY RAISE THEIR ARMS TO COUNTER ANOTHER CANDIDATES' ANSWER. I THOUGHT BUTTIGIEG DID THE BEST AT ANSWERING ACTUAL QUESTIONS. I THOUGHT V.P. BIDEN HELD HIS OWN FOR THE MOST PART. EXPERTS SAY WARREN DID THE BEST BUT I THOUGHT SHE WAS ANNOYING AND REPETITIVE. KLOBUCHAR DID A GOOD JOB TOO. SHE HAD TO ANSWER ONE OF THE MOST STUPIDEST QUESTIONS FROM THE HOT CHICK REPRESENTING TELEMUNDO TV AND THEIR 2% VOTERS. THIS CHICK ASKED HER IF SHE WAS A QUALIFIED CANDIDATE SINCE SHE FORGOT THE NAME OF THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO. OF ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU  CAN ASK ....THIS IS THE FUCKING ONE ? EVEN WARREN STOOD UP FOR KLOBUCHAR WITH THE IDIOCY OF THAT QUESTION. I ALSO THOUGHT BERNIE SANDERS WAS GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER HEART ATTACK AND WE RARELY SAW HIS UPPER TEETH. I ALSO THINK HE SOUNDS LIKE DOC BROWN FROM THE MOVIE BACK TO THE FUTURE. BLOOMBERG HAD THE LEAST EXPERIENCE WITH ONLY 10 WEEKS IN ON THIS CAMPAIGN. HIS POLL NUMBERS WENT UP AND I WAS HOPING HE HOLD HIS OWN BUT......HE DID NOT.

 OFF TO BED AND I TURN OFF THE TV RIGHT AS A PROTESTOR SCREAMS " YOU DEPORTED 3 MILLION PEOPLE " WHEN BIDEN WAS ABOUT TO ANSWER A QUESTION. THE PROTESTOR WAS ESCORTED OUT. PEOPLE CRACK ME UP.

 NOW , I HEAD TO BED.

  THURSDAY        2 - 20 - 20

 I CAN'T HAVE AN EARLY DINNER AROUND 2;30PM. WHY ? BECAUSE WHEN I GET HOME AT 1:30AM I AM STARVING. DAMN IT I HATE EATING LATE NIGHT.

  UP AT 6AM WITH THE PUP. WE WALK TO THE BEACH AND I TAKE PICTURES OF THE SUNSET WITH HER IN THEM. THEY ARE PRETTY COOL. I POSTED THEM LATER.

  DECIDED TO USE A HAIR DRYER TO MELT SOME ICE AWAY FROM THE ICE MAKER MECHANISM. IT WORKED.

  IT IS SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL HERE. SOMETHING WAS LINING UP RIGHT TO GET INTERNET , NETFLIX , AND A PHONE LINE DURING THE WINTER SEASON. THE COMCAST TECH TOLD US WE WOULD NOT GET ANY OF THE ABOVE. SO........I WILL NOT CALL THEM TO COMPLAIN.

 MAKE A BREAKFAST SANDWICH AND DO MY NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE.

  LOAD UP AND I HEAD HOME. I MAKE GREAT TIME BECAUSE I HAVE EXPERIENCE WHEN TO " ARRIVE " AND " LEAVE ". IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING WITH TRAFFIC PATTERNS.

  ELDEST GETS TO SEE THE PUP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 5 DAYS. IT WAS CUTE.

 I FIND IN MY HARDWARE STORE BASEMENT AND POWER SUPPLY FOR A BEACH RADIO. I ALSO FIX A TEMPERATURE GAUGE THAT I USE QUITE OFTEN.

  WHEELS GOES TO DINNER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

  A GOOD CROWD COMES IN AND THE MUSIC STARTS WITH JUST JAM / OPEN MIC. IT WAS FUN BECAUSE WE HAD A COMEDIEN TONIGHT AND HE BROUGHT A NICE CROWD.

  WHAT ALSO WAS FUN WAS THE FLYERS AND 76ERS.  FLYERS COMEBACK FROM 3 -1 TO WIN IN OVERTIME. 76ERS COMEBACK FROM A 20 POINT DEFICIT AND WIN IN OVERTIME. THOUGH THE 76ERS DID HAVE A 16 POINT LEAD.

 A GUY CAME IN TONIGHT WHO WENT TO SCHOOL WITH MY BROTHER AND HIS FATHER PLAYED TENNIS WITH MINE.

  I RAN HARD ALL NIGHT. HEAD HOME AROUND 1:15AM. I WAS NOT REALLY TIRED BUT SUPER HUNGRY SINCE I HAVE NOT EATEN IN 12 HOURS. BY 1:30AM I WAS HAVING 3 BEERS , 2 BRANDIES , AND HEALTHY CHIPS WITH A SALSA CHEESE. NONE OF THIS IS HEALTHY. WORST TIME TO EAT EVER.

  FRIDAY        2 - 21 - 20

 244 TICKETS SOLD TONIGHT. OH.......MY..........GOODNESS.

 FIGHTING AN ORDER FOR NEW BARSTOOLS. MAN , WHAT A HASSLE.

 TOOK A RIDE TO 2 BANKS TODAY. THE BANK I JUST ACTIVATED AN ACCOUNT WITH KINDA DISAPPOINTED ME BY NOT HAVING A WORKING FAX NUMBER. SO , I HAD TO DROP OFF DOCUMENTS.

  STOP AT OUR YOUNGEST COLLEGE. ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE THIS KID. WE STOPPED AT GOT SUSHI.

 AT THE NAIL WE PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 BACK HOME THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING OUR YOUNGEST WANTED TO DO.........PLAY WITH THE PUPPY !!!

  OFF TO THE NAIL AGAIN AND SOON THE CROWD ARRIVES ALONG WITH THE BANDS. ALL STAFF WAS ASKED TO COME IN EARLY BECAUSE THE CROWD PACKED THE NAIL.  THE NIGHT WAS OVERBOOKED WITH SO MANY ACTS SOME ADJUSTMENTS HAD TO BE MADE. IF I DID NOT PLACE 4 ACTS BEFORE THE FIRST BAND AND 3 MORE ACTS BETWEEN BANDS SETTING UP..........WE WOULD OF DEFINITELY RAN OUT OF TIME. THE LAST ACT FINISHED AT 1:45AM.

  WE BEGIN CLOSING AND I TRY TO PREP FOR TOMORROW AS BEST AS I CAN.  MY LEGS WERE HURTING FROM STANDING AND MOVING ALL NIGHT. FOR THE MOST PART IT WAS A VERY GOOD NIGHT. A COUPLE ACTS COMPLAINED ABOUT BEING PUSHED BACK BUT OVERALL EVERYONE WAS COOL.

 ROLL HOME AROUND 2:30AM TIRED AND MY LEGS ARE THROBBING. FOR ONCE I GO RIGHT TO BED WITH NO FOOD OR BOOZE. THE BED NEVER FELT SO GOOD. I WAS ASLEEP BY 2:45AM.

 UP AT 6:30AM AND READY TO START ANOTHER DAY.

 QUICK STORY : A GUY COMES INTO THE NAIL EARLY TONIGHT BEFORE THE CROWD AND ACTS ARRIVED. HE SPOKE VERY LITTLE ENGLISH. HE LITERALLY POINTS TO A BEER IN THE FRIDGE. I SAY , " AZUL LUNA ? " HE SAYS , " SI , SI !! ". I KNEW SOME SPANISH ( BLUE MOON ) SO I WAS ABLE TO COMMUNICATE TO HIM ALITTLE. AFTER GOING BACK AND FORTH TRYING TO COMMUNICATE HE SHOWS ME A WAVING FINGER TO " PAUSE " ME FROM FIGURING OUT WHAT HE IS TRYING TO SAY TO ME. HE USES AN APP ON HIS PHONE TO TRANSLATE SPANISH TO ENGLISH. HERE IS WHAT I READ WHEN HE SHOWED ME HIS PHONE......" EXCUSE ME SIR. IS THERE GOING TO BE SEXY LADIES DANCING TONIGHT AND REMOVING THEIR CLOTHES ? " I GIGGLE AND THRUST MY HAND SIDEWAYS SAYING " NO NADA , NO NADA ".  ONLY AT THE NAIL.

  SATURDAY     2 - 22 - 20

 YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE THESE STORIES UP.............

 SCRAMBLED TODAY.

 UP EARLY AND DO MY NORMAL ROUTINE.

  OFF TO LANSDOWNE AS NEXTDOOR  ( LIKE A LOCAL CRAIGSLIST ) STRIKES AGAIN. I PICKED UP A FOAM SUPPORT MATTRESS FOR OUR CONDO'S BUNK BED. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A WHILE WITH NO LUCK BECAUSE DIMENSIONS HAD TO MATCH PERFECTLY. WELL , I FOUND ONE. THE GUY WAS VERY COOL AND AN ELECTRICIAN. OH.......IT WAS FREE. I SWEAR I COULD FURNISH AN ENTIRE APARTMENT FOR FREE USING THE SITES I KNOW.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FROM THE 240+ PEOPLE FRIDAY NIGHT. I HAD TO SCRAMBLE BECAUSE I WAS ATTENDING A WEDDING AT 2PM. PLUS I HAD TO PICK UP FAMILY. I RACE AROUND AND GET EVERYTHING DONE. I EVEN CRAWLED ON MY HANDS & KNEES AROUND THE ENTIRE NAIL TO PICK UP PIECES OF PAPER AND CARDBOARD A VACUUM WOULD NOT PICK UP. THIS WAS FUN. I ALSO TAKE A FILLER BEER ORDER ( FOR A $1,000 ) BECAUSE LAST NIGHT SUCKED US DRY OF EVERYTHING.

 I RACE HOME , SHOWER , SHAVE , PLAY WITH MYSELF , AND GET DRESSED. I USE OUR WASHER AND DRYER TO CLEAN A 100 BAR RAGS. I ALSO UPDATE OUR FEBRUARY CALENDARS WITH NEW BANDS BOOKED AND PRINT OUT 30.

 SPEAKING OF BANDS I JUST BOOKED A 5 ACT NIGHT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT MAN HAS THE NAIL BEEN ON A ROLL WITH BOOKINGS. I AM NEVER HESITANT TO SAY , " THE BANDS ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE NAIL ".

 WE LOAD UP AND HAD BACK TO THE NAIL TO DROP OFF CALENDARS AND BAR RAGS.

 PICK UP A FAMILY MEMBER. THAN PICK UP MY PARENTS. THAN OFF TO A CHURCH FOR A FAMILY MEMBER'S WEDDING.

 THE CHURCH WAS NICE AND THE WEATHER WAS EXCELLENT FOR A LATE FEBRUARY DAY. IT FELT LIKE 60 DEGREES.

 OFF TO THE RECEPTION WHERE WHEELS AND I HAVE BEEN BEFORE.  THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE DRINKS FLOWED.  THERE WERE ALOT OF LAUGHS AND THE EVENING WAS A LOT OF FUN. THEY EVEN GOT A SEMI-CELEBRITY TO SING A SET OF SONGS. HE WAS CHRISTIAN GUARDINO OF THE SHOW AMERICAS GOT TALENT IN 2017. THE GUY WAS FORMERLY BLIND AND 17 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME. HE JUST MISSED BEING IN THE FINAL 10 PERFORMERS AND RECEIVED THE GOLDEN BUZZER AWARD WHATEVER THE HELL THAT MEANS.

 THE NIGHT ROLLS ALONG AND OF COURSE I TRY TO DANCE. IT IS A HORRIBLE SCENE OF FATNESS. WE HAD FUN DANCING WITH THE BRIDE AND GROOM INDIVIDUALLY ALONG WITH WHEELS AND MY KIDS. TO ME , IT WAS A HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT. AND LIKE MY SEX LIFE , IT LASTED 2 MINUTES BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK DANCING FAST SONGS.

  MY ELDEST WAS FEELING GOOD AND IT WAS FUN TO WATCH HER DANCE AND SING. I GOT TO SLOW DANCE WITH MY KIDS AND WHEELS.

  WEDDING CRASHER. MY ELDEST INVITES A FRIEND , WITH OUR APPROVAL , TO THE RECEPTION SINCE THEY WERE GOING TO AN IMPRACTICAL JOKERS MOVIE RELEASE. IT WAS CLOSER FROM THE RESTAURANT THAN DRIVING ALL THE WAY BACK HOME. THE GUY FITS IN QUITE WELL WITH OUR FAMILY.

  FOOD WAS GOOD , DRINKS WERE GOOD , AND HAVING A PHOTO BOOTH , TATTOO CORNER , AND MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE ACTIVITIES ALL MADE THE WEDDING MORE FUN. IT REALLY WAS A FUN EVENING.

  SAY OUR GOODBYES AND ROLL HOME. I DROP OFF MY PARENTS AND WE CONTEMPLATE GOING TO A BAR WITH SOME FAMILY. BUT , IT WAS TIME TO GET HOME TO THE PUPPY.

  A FRIEND STOPPED BY TO FEED , WALK , AND PLAY WITH OUR PUPPY WHILE WE ATTENDED THE WEDDING.

 AT HOME WE ARE EXCITED TO GREET THE PUP. THE DOG FREAKS OUT ESPECIALLY WHEN SEEING OUR YOUNGEST. 

 WE SETTLE IN AND WHEELS AND I HAVE ONE NIGHTCAP. WE WATCH SEASON 1'S FINALE OF  YOU. IT WAS VERY GOOD BUT I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED IN THE LOSS OF ONE CHARACTER.

 THAN MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF. I GET  A TEXT THAT A GIRL HAS LOCKED HERSELF IN OUR BATHROOM. I SWEAR IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING AT THE NAIL.  AFTER 30 MINUTES I TELL OUR STAFF TO BREAK THE DOOR DOWN. OUR DOORMAN DOES THIS AND THE GIRL IS PISSED. SHE TRIES TO RUN BUT HE CATCHES AND CALMS HER DOWN. WE ORDER A LYFT AND GET HER HOME SAFELY. TOMORROW I WILL FIX THE DOOR.

  SUNDAY       2 - 23 - 20

 I AM ALWAYS AMAZED HOW CRUEL PEOPLE CAN BE.  THEY POST THINGS THAT ARE JUST DOWN RIGHT MEAN.  FOR INSTANCE , I POST A STORY ABOUT A TROUBLED GIRL LOCKING HERSELF IN A BATHROOM FOR 30 MINUTES. SHE CAN BE HEARD CRYING , UPSET , GETTING SICK , AND SAYING " I JUST WANT TO GO HOME. " WHAT DO SOME PEOPLE COMMENT ?  HOW ABOUT THIS ONE ," SHE DESERVES IT " OR " GIRLS DO THIS ALL THE TIME. " THIS IS THE FUCKING WORLD WE LIVE IN.

 ANYWAY , MY SMALL WORLD.

 I SPEND SOME TIME USING OUR SHAMPOO MACHINE ON A FOAM MATTRESS. I SPRAYED IT HARD AND THAN USED THE HAND HELD VACUUM. THE ONE SIDE CAME OUT NICE. I WILL DO THE OTHER SIDE TOMORROW WHEN IT IS ALMOST 60 DEGREES.

 EVERY WEEK I AM TRYING TO THROW OUT SOME THING. MY MOM ALWAYS SAID , " IF YOU DO NOT TOUCH IT FOR ONE YEAR THAN THROW IT AWAY ".  WELL , MY MOTTO IS PROBABLY CLOSER TO 2 OR 3 YEARS. TODAY I LOADED AN OLD COMPUTER MONITOR AND AN ELECTRIC GLASS TOP STOVE.

  TRIED TO TAKE IT IS EASY TODAY SINCE WE HAVE BANDS COMING IN TONIGHT.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH SEASON 2 , EPISODE 1 OF YOU.  IT WAS GOOD. BUT AGAIN , YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THE MAIN CHARACTER SAYS.....BECAUSE IT CHANGES EVERY TIME AT THE END OF THE SHOW. I GUESS THIS IS WHAT THE WRITERS WANT. IT WAS STILL VERY GOOD.

 PLAY WITH THE PUPPY. THIS IS ALWAYS A NICE THING. I TRULY BELIEVES IT LOWERS ANXIETY LEVELS.

 STOP AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE TO DROP OFF A BIRTHDAY CARD. OF COURSE I PLAYED WITH MY NEPHEWS.

 FELT REALLY BAD FOR A FAMILY MEMBER THIS MORNING SO I TEXTED HIM FOR A WHILE. IT WAS NICE OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS EVENTUALLY JOINED IN.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND I STOP AT THE DUMPSTER TO UNLOAD THE COMPUTER MONITOR AND GLASS STOVE TOP. I TAKE OUT THE COMPUTER MONITOR AND EVER SO GENTLY LEAN IT ON THE REAR BRAKE LIGHT COVER. ANNNNNNND IT BREAKS A SMALL TINY CHIP ON THE EDGE OF THE BRAKE LIGHT. JESUS H !!!! .......MY DAMN LUCK.

 I UNLOAD SOME TOOLS AND FIX THE BROKEN WOMEN'S BATHROOM DOOR. I ALSO FIX A TRIM PIECE FOR A MAIN ROOM TABLE. I MAKE A LIST FOR FOOD TOO.

 BANDS ARRIVE AND I LOAD THEM IN. ONE BAND WAS COUNTRY ROCK CALLED THE BARREN WELLS. THEY WERE VERY GOOD. THE NEXT BAND FROM KENTUCKY CALLED RAGS TO RICHES WERE ALTERNATIVE TECHNO ROCK. THEY USED MASKS THAT LIGHT UP WHILE PLAYING 2 SETS OF DRUMS. THEY ALSO USED A SYNTHESIZER WITH BACKING TRACKS. IT WAS A COOL SOUND. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME A BAND DID NOT WANT MONITORS ON WHICH I THOUGHT WAS STRANGE.

 I DID THE DOOR AND HUNG OUT WITH SOME REGULARS. AT THE END OF MY SHIFT I HAD ONE CHOCOLATE MARTINI AND A GOOSE ISLAND DRAFT. AFTER A WEDDING THEY SHOULD OF NOT TASTED THAT DAMN GOOD.

 BACK HOME I SEE MY ELDEST ORDERED A PIZZA. I HAVE NOT EATEN SINCE BREAKFAST AND IT WAS 10:30PM. I WAS PRETTY HUNGRY. I ASKED FOR A PIECE AND SHE SAID NO.  IMAGINE THAT ? I DID NOT GO BALLISTIC THIS TIME. IF I EVER SAID THIS TO MY PARENTS.........JESUS CHRIST HEADS WOULD ROLL. I BLAME IT ON MYSELF FOR BAD PARENTING I GUESS. PEOPLE ALWAYS COMPLAIN KIDS ARE SELFISH OR BAD. I DISAGREE. IT'S THE PARENTS FAULT EVERY TIME. ANYWAY ,  I TRY TO ORDER PIZZA WITH MY YOUNGEST FROM 2 DIFFERENT PLACES BUT BOTH WERE CLOSED. I ENDED UP DOING HEALTHY CHIPS AND HUMMUS.

 OFF TO BED AND HAD 2 DREAMS.

 1 - A BARTENDER GAVE ME A BILL SAYING I DRANK 3 SHOTS OF SHIVETS CORDIAL. I TOLD HIM I NEVER DRANK THIS EVER IN MY LIFE AND HIS BILLS HAD TO BE MIXED UP. HE BEGAN FREAKING THE FUCK OUT. I SAID " LOOK , GO OVER AND ASK MY WIFE WHAT I DRINK ? " HE IS FURIOUS AND WALKS OVER TO WHEELS AND HE ASKS HER. SHE RESPONDS , " BEER ". THE GUY IS EVEN MORE PISSED WHEN HE ASKED , " WHAT ELSE DOES HE DRINK ? " WHEELS RESPONDS , " LIQUOR. " SHE WOULD NOT GIVE A STRAIGHT UP ANSWER. I PLEADED MY CASE AGAIN AND SAID , " DUDE , I DIDN'T EVEN DRINK ALCOHOL TONIGHT. " HE RUNS OFF FUMING. I GET WHEELS WHO IS FEELING GOOD AND I LITERALLY CARRY HER TO THE CAR. WE ARE SLOWLY WALKING AND WE PASS 2 BASKETBALLS ON THE SIDEWALK THAT ARE DIFFERENT SIZES. AS WE APPROACH THE SMALLER BASKETBALL MOVES INTO THE STREET ON ITS OWN......dream ends.

 2 - I SEE AN OLD FRIEND. HE TELLS ME HE IS OKAY AND EVERYTHING WAS HIS FAULT.  HE LOOKED GOOD AND NORMAL FROM WHAT I REMEMBERED HIM AS. I TOLD HIM , " IT'S ALL GOOD. " HE BACKS AWAY AND SEMI ROLLS HIS EYES AND WHISPERS , " NOT REALLY FOR ME. "............dream ends.

  MONDAY     2 - 24 - 20

  LET THE RUNNING BEGIN...........AND ASSEMBLING.

  I TOOK A HOME DEPOT SURVEY AND THEY OFFERED ME A WATCH. ALL I HAD TO DO WAS PAY FOR SHIPPING......5 BUCKS. THE WATCH ARRIVED TODAY AND IS ACTUALLY PRETTY NICE. I GOOGLED THE PRICE AND IT IS WORTH OVER 8 GRAND.

  ALWAYS SAD WHEN OUR YOUNGEST GOES BACK TO COLLEGE AFTER VISITING.  WE LOAD UP AND STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE FOR A NICE BRUNCH.

  OFF TO COLLEGE AND I PARK. I HELP HER CARRY STUFF UP TO HER DORM ROOM.  WE HUG AND I ROLL OUT.

  STOP AT RESTAURANT DEPOT. THE PLACE IS ALWAYS PACKED AND LINES TAKE 40 MINUTES TO GO THROUGH.  I GOT LUCKY BECAUSE A WORKER JUST OPENED A REGISTER. I WAS 2ND IN LINE. DOING THIS 20+ YEARS I ALSO FIGURED OUT SOMETHING TO MAKE THE PROCESS OF CHECKING OUT FASTER.........SPIN ALL THE PRODUCT'S SCAN CODES TOWARDS THE REGISTER WORKER.  I ALWAYS HAVE TIME WHEN WAITING IN LINE SO I DO THIS. WHEN THE CODES ARE FACING THE WORKER IT GOES MUCH FASTER WHEN THEY SCAN THE PRODUCT. ROLL OUT WITH MY $700 WORTH OF FOOD TO THE CAR AND 2 BAGS OF BREAD FALL OFF THE CART. YEP.........IT CAN'T BE ALL GOOD.

  DRIVE TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD A TON OF PRODUCT. I FRICKIN' LOVE OUR " NEW " FREEZER IN THE KITCHEN AREA. EVERY BOX I BOUGHT WAS STORED IN THE FREEZER. USUALLY WHEN I GET HOME I HAVE TO GO UP AND DOWN OUR STEPS  5 TIMES , THAN DE-BOX ALL FOOD , AND THAN LOAD THEM INTO OUR 2ND FLOOR FREEZER. MANY TIMES I WAS THROWING BOXES UP THE STEPS TO SAVE TIME. NOW..........JUST LOAD IN NAIL'S FREEZER 2 FEET FROMT HE BACK DOOR. SOME PRODUCT I DO NOT STOCK BECAUSE I KNOW I AM RETURNING LATER TONIGHT.

  BACK HOME I PUT THE PUP ON THE RUNNER AND UNLOAD MORE PRODUCT. I STOCK EVERYTHING AND THAN GO OUTSIDE. I FINISH THE 2ND SIDE OF THE SUPPORT MATTRESS BY CLEANING WITH AN ENZYME SPRAY ( I SPRAYED IT BEFORE I LEFT ) AND USING OUR SHAMPOO VACUUM AGAIN. I ALSO SPENT SOME TIME THOROUGHLY CLEANING THE SHAMPOO VACUUM. IT HAS BEEN LENT OUT SEVERAL TIMES AND IT NEEDED A REAL CLEANING. LUCKILY IT WAS 62 DEGREES OUT AND I COULD USE OUR OUTDOOR HOSE.

 ONE FOR TWO WITH FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE WHICH IS JUST LIKE CRAIGSLIST.  A COUPLE WAS GIVING AWAY TWO BIG GREEN TURF RUGS. THEY LOOKED LIKED ASTRO TURF. WHEN I SAW IT I THOUGHT OF OUR CONDO'S 2ND FLOOR PATIO. I SHOWED WHEELS AND SHE AGREED. EACH RUG WAS 9' X 12' WHICH WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THE CONDO'S PATIO. I ONLY HAVE TO DO 2 SMALL SEAMS. ANOTHER BIG PLUS IS THEY LIVED JUST 7 MINUTES FROM OUR KID'S COLLEGE. THE WOMAN POSTED A PICTURE AND SHE HAD THIS SUPER COOL ROOF DECK OVERLOOKING THE CITY. EVERY PIECE OF FURNITURE WAS MODERN AND NEW. THE RUGS WERE IN PERFECT SHAPE. I WAITED 6 HOURS AND NO RESPONSE. I EVEN HAD WHEELS CHECK MY COMPUTER WHEN I WAS RUNNING ERRANDS. THE LADY ONLY HAD THE RUGS POSTED FOR 12 HOURS. I KNEW THEY GO QUICK.....AND THEY DID. THE NEXT MORNING I AM UP AT 6AM AND SEE HER POST SAYS " SOLD ".........DAMN.

  THE 2ND CONTACT WAS FLYERS TICKETS.  TWO TICKETS FOR $85 WHICH IS A GOOD PRICE. THE SEATS ARE 2ND LEVEL BUT I AM OKAY WITH THAT. THE GUY IS A BARTENDER AND HAS A FAMILY SO I KNEW I HAVE A CONNECTION WITH HIM. I SAW HIS OLD POST AND IT SAID " TONIGHT'S GAME REDUCED TO $65 FOR 2 TICKETS ". I MESSAGED HIM , " HEY , I OWN A NIGHTCLUB ( THE CONNECTION ) AND HAVE PATRONS WHO ARE FLYER FANS. CONTACT ME THE DAY OF THE GAME AND I WILL BUY THEM AT THE DISCOUNTED PRICE YOU OFFERED LAST WEEK. " HE REPLIES , " LET'S JUST DO THE DEAL NOW. "  SO WHEELS USED HER VENMO ACCOUNT AND PURCHASED 2 TICKETS. THE GUY EXPLAINED TO ME HIS HOME IS A ONE HOUR DRIVE FROM WELLS FARGO WHERE THE FLYERS PLAY. WELL , HE MOVED EVEN FURTHER JUST LAST MONTHS AND NOW HAS A 2 HOUR DRIVE.....THUS HE NEEDS TO SELL HIS SEASON TICKETS. SO , I NEED TO SET UP A FLYERS APP ON MY PHONE TO RETRIEVE THE TICKETS. I THINK $32.50 A TICKET IS A VERY GOOD PRICE. 

 STILL ON THE FLYERS.........A GUY WHO SOLD ME 2 TICKETS FOR $250 CONTACTED ME AGAIN. THESE SEATS ARE RIGHT BEHIND THE FLYERS BENCH WHICH IS SUPER COOL. THE ONLY THING IS THE SIGHT LINES TO WATCH THE GAME WERE NOT THE BEST. WE HAD ACCESS TO THE CADILLAC GRILLE AND FREE PARKING BUT OUR NIGHT STILL ENDED UP OVER $400. WHEELS WANTED TO BUY THE EXPENSIVE TICKETS BUT I WANTED TO GO CHEAP.

  I LOAD UP NEW BARSTOOL SEATS FOR THE NAIL. THEY ARE HEAVY SO I NEED A HAND TRUCK. I ALSO MOVE THE MATTRESS ON THE PATIO TO INSIDE BECAUSE IT IS SUPPOSE TO RAIN. LATER I WALK BACK INTO THE HOUSE AND THE NEWLY CLEANED MATTRESS IS ON THE DIRTY KITCHEN FLOOR WITH MY ELDEST AND THE DOG ON IT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AGAIN. I UNLOAD THE BARSTOOL SEATS AND TOOLS. I COVER BOTH POOL TABLES AND BEGIN TO ASSEMBLE THEM. THIS WAS NOT FUN BUT THEY LOOK GREAT. I HATED HOW OUR BARSTOOLS LOOKED. ABOUT HALF OF THEM HAD RIPS & TEARS IN THEM ALONG WITH ME PATCHING THEM 10 TIMES WITH BLACK GORILLA TAPE.  I ASSEMBLED 17 BARSTOOLS AND FIXED 2.  I USED MOLLIES WHICH COULD BE THE BEST INVENTION EVER.

 I CLEAN UP AND GO TO THROW OUT ALL THE BOXES AND OLD BARSTOOLS. ONE PROBLEM , OUR NEIGHBORS STUFFED MY DUMPSTER. I DON'T SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE I WANT TO BE A NICE NEIGHBOR. THEY THROW TRASH IN MY DUMPSTER ALL THE TIME. I RE-ARRANGE THE TRASH TO FIT MOST OF THE BOXES AND BAR STOOLS. I STORE THE EXTRA BOXES ALONG THE SIDE OF OUR BUILDING. THEY WILL BE TRASHED WHEN OUR DUMPSTER GETS EMPTIED LATER IN THE WEEK.

 I CLEAN UP INSIDE AND LOAD MY TOOLS AND HAND TRUCK BACK INTO THE VAN. I AM PRETTY TIRED BUT I FORCE MYSELF TO CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN. IT WAS JUST TOO NICE OUT NOT TO DO IT NOW.

  76ERS GAIN A BIG LEAD , LOSE IT , AND THAN REGAIN IT TO WIN.

 BACK HOME I HAVE SOME NIGHT CAPS AND WATCH THE GOOD DOCTOR WITH WHEELS. IT IS A GOOD SHOW.

 I ALSO WATCH THE HALF SEASON OPENER OF THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS EXCELLENT. ONE LONG SCENE HAD PEOPLE CRAWLING THROUGH SMALL CAVITIES IN A CAVE TO ESCAPE THE ZOMBIES AND THE BAD GUYS. MAN IF YOU ARE CLAUSTROPHOBIC THIS WAS A TOUGH SCENE TO WATCH.......ESPECIALLY THE ONE ACTOR WHO WAS BIG IN SIZE. HE MADE JOKES GOING THROUGH THESE LITTLE TUBES OF CAVE. NOT FUN AT ALL FOR HIM ESPECIALLY WHEN ZOMBIES ARE BITING AT YOUR FEET.

 OFF TO BED AND MAN WAS I EXHAUSTED. IT FELT SO GOOD TO HIT THE MATTRESS. I LEAVE THE PUP ON THE COUCH AND MY BEDROOM DOOR SLIGHTLY OPEN. ABOUT 2 HOURS LATER I FEEL A LITTLE WARM BODY AGAINST MINE.

  I NEVER SEEN A SPIDER THIS BIG BEFORE. IT HAD TO BE 4 FEET ACROSS. IT ACTUALLY LOOKED FAKE HANGING IN A OUTDOOR BREEZE WAY. I WARNED PEOPLE WALKING BY NOT TO APPROACH IT. IT REALLY LOOKED LIKE A STUFFED ANIMAL UNTIL IT MOVED AND DROPPED TO THE GROUND. I ALMOST SHIT MYSELF.  IT STARTED OOZING SOME GOOEY SUBSTANCE OUT OF ITS ABDOMEN AND THAT'S WHEN I WAS COMPLETELY FREAKED OUT. I WANTED TO STEP ON ITS HEAD TO KILL IT. PEOPLE WERE AROUND AND I KEPT YELLING , " SHOULD I KILL IT ?!?!  SHOULD I KILL IT?!?!? " , BUT NO ONE ANSWERED...............dream ends.

  I AM IN BED WITH AN OLD GIRLFRIEND NAMED L.M.  WE ARE COMPLETELY NAKED AND WE BEGIN FOOLING AROUND. EVERY TIME I GET CLOSE TO " DOING THE ACT " SOMEONE COMES INTO THE BEDROOM TO INTERRUPTS US. EACH TIME THEY LEAVE WE GO BACK TO FOOLING AROUND. I AM REALLY ENJOYING THIS AND MY ROCK HARD LOVE HAMMER IS READY FOR 10 SECONDS OF LOVE. BUT , ANOTHER PERSON COMES IN AND THIS TIME IT IS D.E. HE SAYS , " OH , SORRY , I DID NOT KNOW YOU GUYS HAD NO CLOTHES ON. " HE FUMBLES AROUND THE BEDROOM GATHERING SOME CLOTHES AND SUCH...............dream ends.

 AND AGAIN , I DON'T GET ASS IN A DREAM. OH.....D.E. IS MARRIED TO L.M. IN REAL LIFE. NO IDEA WHAT THIS DREAM MEANT.

  TUESDAY   2 - 25 - 20

  BEST NIGHT EVER...........DAMN CLOSE.

  I CONTACT 10 FAMILY AND FRIENDS. NOT ONE CAN GO TO A FREE FLYERS GAME. THIS ALSO INCLUDED FREE PARKING , FREE MEAL AT CHICKI & PETE'S , A FREE RIDE , AND A FREE MEAL IN CHINATOWN. NOT ONE COULD DO IT. SO.........I CALL MY YOUNGEST.  BEST KID EVER.

  I DOWNLOAD THE FLYERS APP AND BOTH TICKETS ARE TRANSFERRED TO MY ACCOUNT.  TWO TICKETS FOR $65 IS A DAMN GOOD PRICE. FACE VALUE IS $85 PLUS FEES.......EACH.

 DID SOME PAPERWORK AND NAIL BOOKS. I ALSO WATCHED THE SEASON FINALE OF ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE. IT WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO CENTER CITY TO PICK UP MY YOUNGEST. I TAKE BACK ROADS AND MAKE VERY GOOD TIME AT 5PM.  THE SCHUYLKILL EXPRESSWAY WAS JAMMED PACKED......I DID NOT TAKE IT.

 DURING DRIVE I TALK TO A POTENTIAL MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER. SHE AND HER FAMILY SEEM VERY NICE. WE WILL SEE IF THEY RENT OR NOT.

  AT HER COLLEGE WE HEAD TO CHICKIE & PETES. WE ORDERED BONELESS WINGS AND DUAL FRIES. OVERALL , IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THEIR FOOD.

  MY PHONE WILL NOT DOWNLOAD THE TICKETS PROPERLY. I ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE GOING TO THE GAME. SO , I GAVE THE FLYERS ACCOUNT APP OVER TO MY KIDS PHONE. SHE FIGURED IT OUT AND UPLOADED THE TICKETS IN ABOUT 30 SECONDS.

 TAKE THE CRABBY TAXI TO THE GAME. IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO TAKE THIS CAB PLUS.....IT IS FREE. THOUGH I DO TIP THE DRIVER.

 AT THE GAME WE HEAD TO OUR SEATS. THEY ARE 12TH ROW ON THE 2ND LEVEL. I KNEW THEY WERE HIGH BUT OVERALL I KINDA LIKED THEM BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THE PLAY DEVELOPING. ON EVERY GOAL I TELL MY KID , " OK , WATCH THE GUY COMING DOWN THE MIDDLE ". THE PLAYER PASSED TO THE TEAM MATE IN THE MIDDLE AND SCORED. WE JUMP UP AND CHEER EVERY TIME. MAN I KNOW MY HOCKEY !!! OUR ROW WAS HALF EMPTY WHICH WAS NICE TO PUT ONE SEAT BETWEEN US SINCE I AM FAT. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE WAS THE FLYERS SHOT AWAY FROM US 2 OF THE 3 PERIODS. FLYERS WIN 4 - 2 WHICH IS AWESOME SINCE THE SAN JOSE SHARKS USUALLY BEAT US.

  BETWEEN PERIODS WE WALK COMPLETELY AROUND THE 2ND LEVEL. I GET HER SOME GELATO  / ICE CREAM AND I BUY A LARGE CORONA CAN FOR $14.50......OUCH.

 WE WIN AND MY KID SAYS , " THIS IS MUCH MORE EXCITING THAN BASEBALL. "

 WE TIME GETTING TO THE CRABBY TAXI PERFECTLY. THE TAXI WAS FILLED AND AS SOON AS WE GOT ON THEY LEFT. IT WOULD OF SUCKED TO WAIT 20 MINUTES FOR THEM TO RETURN. ANYWAY WE MADE THE BUS AND EVERYONE WAS IN A GOOD MOOD SINCE WE WON. THE DRIVER'S PHONE GOES OFF AND HE ANSWERS IT WITH SPEAKER PHONE. A FLYERS FAN ASKS WHEN HE WILL RETURN. THE DRIVERS SAYS , " I HAVE A FULL BUS BUT WILL BE BACK IN 15 MINUTES. " I SPIN TO MY DAUGHTER AND SAY , " WATCH THIS ".  SHE ROLLS HER EYES AND WHISPERS , " OH GOD , YOU'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING TO EMBARRASS ME AGAIN AREN'T YOU ? "  I SPIN IN MY SEAT AND FACE EVERYONE IN THE BACK OF THE BUS. I PUT MY PHONE ON SPEAKER AND DIAL THE DRIVER. HE JUST GOT A CALL 3 SECONDS AGO. HE HEARS HIS PHONE RING AND GROANS, " OH MAN NOT ANOTHER CALL. " LITTLE DOES HE KNOW IT IS ME SEATED RIGHT BEHIND HIM. HE ANSWER HIS PHONE AND I SAY , " EXCUSE ME SIR CAN YOU TELL ME WHEN WE WILL BE ARRIVING AT CHICKIE & PETE'S ? " THE WHOLE BUS ROARS AND THE DRIVER LAUGHS TOO AND SAYS , " OH YOU SUCKA ". A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER MY KID SAYS TO ME , " THE GUY 2 SEATS BEHIND US IS STILL LAUGHING AT YOUR PRANK TO THE DRIVER. "

 BACK AT OUR CAR WE GO TO CHINATOWN. WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND FIND FREE PARKING. WE WALK AROUND THE CORNER AND THERE IS A RESTAURANT WE COULD NOT GET INTO LAST TIME BECAUSE OF A 90 MINUTE WAIT. THE NAME IS CHUBBY CATTLE. WE GET SEATED RIGHT AWAY AND THE PLACE IS VERY COOL. IT HAS STOVES ON YOUR TABLE FOR COOKING DEEP PANS OF SOUP INTO. THEY ALSO HAVE A CONVEYER BELT BEHIND GLASS NEXT TO YOUR TABLE TO SEE THE FOOD PREPPED EVERY DAY. OUR ASIAN WAITRESS IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE SO I ASK HER TO CHOOSE OUR ENTIRE MENU. SHE GIGGLES , LAUGHS , AND GETS NERVOUS DOING THIS. SHE BRINGS TO OUR TABLE OXTAIL SOUP ( WHICH WE COOK UNTIL BOILS RIGHT AT OUR TABLE ) , EEL SUSHI , AND WAGYU BEEF SKEWERS. DO NOT LET THESE DESCRIPTIONS SWAY YOU......THE FOOD WAS PHENOMENAL. OVER 1,000 REVIEWS OF THIS RESTAURANT AND EVERY REVIEW IS 5 STARS.  WHAT RESTAURANT HAS REVIEWS LIKE THAT !!??!! THE ADORABLE WAITRESS THANKS US FOR THE BEST TIME SHE HAD AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SHE EVER PICKED A MENU FOR A CUSTOMER.

 WALK OUT TO THE STREETS OF CHINATOWN AND TAKE SOME PICTURES. I POSTED PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA LATER OF ALL THE THINGS WE DID.

 AT DINNER I TEXT WHEELS , " IN CHINATOWN. ETA IS 11:30PM. PLEASE LEAVE DOOR UNLOCKED. "

 I DROP OFF MY KID AFTER A HUG AND KISS. IT WAS SUCH A GREAT TIME HANGING WITH HER. MY HEART MELTS AND MY BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS OUT.

 I MAKE VERY GOOD TIME GETTING HOME. LITERALLY 20 MINUTES FROM CENTER CITY. I PULL UP THE DRIVE WAY AT 11:32PM . IT WOULD OF BEEN 11:30PM BUT I HAD TO DELIVER SOME LETTERS. I GET OUT OF MY CAR , WALK TO THE DOOR , AND IT IS LOCKED. I PISS AND SCREAM A LITTLE WHILE I GET THE HIDE-A-KEY.

 CHECKED MY COMPUTER AND THAN RIGHT TO BED. I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.

 TOMORROW I AM UP AT 6:30AM. I AM TAKING A FRIEND FOR A DENTAL OPERATION. I HAVE TO BE IN KING OF PRUSSIA BY 7:30AM. THIS STORY.........TOMORROW.

  WEDNESDAY     2 - 26 - 20

  DOING THE RIGHT THING AND IT BRINGS GOOD KARMA.

  I PICK UP A FRIEND AT 7:30AM TO BRING TO A DENTIST FOR SURGERY.  WE ARRIVE AT THE OFFICE AND HE CHECKS IN. I HAVE TO STAY FOR THE SURGERY AND DRIVE HIM HOME AFTERWARDS. THE SECRETARY ASKS FOR PAYMENT AND HE SHUDDERS........HE FORGOT HIS CHECK BOOK. I ASK THE  AMOUNT SO I WILL FRONT THE MONEY. THE SECRETARY SAYS , " 6 THOUSAND DOLLARS. "

  GAME PLAN II - I TELL A NURSE I WILL DRIVE HIM BACK HOME TO GET THE CHECK BOOK. IT IS JUST A 10 MINUTE DRIVE AND WE SHOULD BE BACK IN 30 MINUTES. I DRIVE HIM BACK AND HE GOES INTO HIS APARTMENT. 5 MINUTES..........10 MINUTES..............15 MINUTES.............ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?!?!  I CALL HIM AND HE CAN NOT FIND THE 6 THOUSAND DOLLAR CHECK. YOU THINK THAT BE SOMETHING YOU COULD FIND EASILY. I TELL HIM TO RE-SCHEDULE AND I HEAD HOME. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER BECAUSE I WANTED TO GO BACK TO THE SEASHORE BUT STAYED HOME BECAUSE OF THIS..

 BACK HOME - I ORDER A PHONE BATTERY AND A DIETARY KETO PRODUCT. TWO SECONDS LATER WHEELS TELLS ME WE GOT A NOTICE FROM OUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY THAT " SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY " IS BEING DONE AND THEY FROZE OUR ACCOUNT. I GUESS THEY WERE COOL WHEN I PURCHASED A BATTERY BUT RED FLAGS WHEN UP WHEN I ORDERED A DIET SUPPLEMENT. THE COMPANY MUST OF SAID , " THERE IS NO F'N WAY FATTY BOY IS ORDERING THIS. IF IT WAS A CHEESECAKE WE LET IT GO THROUGH.

  HANG WITH THE PUP AND SHE IS A NUT JOB TODAY. THE FUN PART WAS WHEN SHE SETTLED DOWN AND SNUGGLED AGAINST ME. WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED UNKNOWN WITH LIAM NEESON AND JANUARY JONES. THE MOVIE WAS " EH " TO " OKAY ".

 WHY " EH " TO " OKAY " ? - ONE SCENE A HITMAN IS FIGHTING LAIM NEESON. THEY ARE IN AN APARTMENT ON THE 5TH FLOOR. A GIRL HELPS IN THE FIGHT AND STABS THE HITMAN WITH A DEADLY NEEDLE. THE 2 ESCAPE VIA A SMASHED WALL INTO ANOTHER APARTMENT AND DOWN AN OUTSIDE BUILDING LADDER TO A CAR BELOW. A 2ND HITMAN ENTERS THE 5TH FLOOR APARTMENT AND LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW AND SEES THEM 2 SCREECH OFF AT 50 MPH AWAY IN A CAR. THEY SHOW LIAM NEESON IN THE CAR DRIVING 80 MPH WITH THE GIRL. NEXT THING YOU SEE IS ANOTHER CAR T-BONE THEM IN A HUGE CAR CRASH........IT WAS THE 2ND HITMAN IN HIS CAR. SO.........YOU'RE TELLING ME THE 2ND HITMAN UP ON THE 5TH FLOOR APARTMENT LOOKING DOWN OUT A WINDOW AT A CAR SCREECHING AWAY AT 50 MPH RAN DOWN TO HIS CAR AND T-BONED THEM NOT 2 BLOCKS AWAY ? .........INCONCEIVABLE.

 ADDED A 6TH BAND TO FRIDAY NIGHT.....CORNERS OF SANCTUARY. I AM HELPING OUT A FRIEND'S BAND WHO IS BRINGING IN A NEW SINGER BEFORE THEY HEAD TO EUROPE FOR A TOUR.

  GO UPSTAIRS TO PRINT OUT AND COPY VISA SLIPS FOR THE NAIL. OUR ELDEST NOW HOARDS FOOD IN HER BEDROOM AND FRIDGE.....SHIT ALL OVER.  ITS SICKENING. IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN LIKE OLD CHINESE FOOD MIXED WITH ASS AND DIRT. TO SAY I GET INFURIATED THAT FAMILY DOESN'T SHARE EVERYTHING IN THIS HOUSE WOULD BE AN MAJOR UNDERSTATEMENT. FOOD SITS UP THERE AND NOW MUST BE TRASHED.  OH.......THE PUP LOVES GOING UPSTAIRS. TO HER , IT'S LIKES A CANDY TRUCK SPILLED OVER IN THE BACK YARD.

 I FINISH WATCHING THE SEASON FINALE OF ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE. I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY SEEM TO HAVE A SHIT LOAD OF CASH NOW. I GUESS THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL PAYS WELL.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN....UGH. I NOTICE A BATHROOM FLOOR TILE IS DISLODGED. ANOTHER THING TO FIX.  I CHANGE A VACUUM BAG THAT WAS 2 WEEKS PAST IT'S 9 MONTH PREGNANCY. OH MY GOD WAS THIS THING STUFFED. I VACUUM THE WHOLE NAIL. I HAVE TO ADMIT WHEN DONE I LIKE HOW IT LOOKED.

  FIRST STOP AT A GAS STATION TO FILL UP JEEP TANK FOR OUR ELDEST. I WINDEX BOTH SIDES OF THE WIND SHIELD AND THROW OUT A TON OF TRASH AND USED TISSUES.......DISGUSTING AND I WILL NEVER GET A THANK YOU.

  WIPE DOWN BAR TOPS , STOOLS , BATHROOMS , AND LEDGES.  THIRTY MINUTES OF THIS WAS FUN.

 YOUNGEST CALLS AS I WAS PUTTING AN ITINERARY TOGETHER FOR THE KID ON ," WHAT TO DO IN THE POCONOS. " I JOKED WITH HER LIKE WE HAVEN'T TALKED IN WEEKS....EVEN THOUGH WE HAD A GREAT TIME JUST LAST NIGHT.

  A NICE LITTLE CROWD BUT EVERYONE LEAVES EARLY WHICH IS FINE WITH ME. I AM NOT A LATE NIGHT PERSON ANYMORE. 

 AT HOME I SETTLE DOWN WITH A SODA WATER/VODKA DRINK AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF YOU. IT WAS GOOD BUT STARTING TO GET ON MY NERVES A LITTLE BIT. THE SHOW IS VERY SIMILAR TO DEXTER.....WHICH IS NO COMPARISON.

 OFF TO BED. THE PUP IS IN THE OTHER ROOM ON THE COUCH. TWO HOURS LATER SHE JUMPS ON MY BED AND SNUGGLES AGAINST ME. IT IS A NICE FEELING HAVING SOMETHING WARM SNUGGLE AGAINST YOU.

  THURSDAY     2 - 27 - 20

 A BET IS A BET........BUT.

  GOT THE PUP TO SLEEP MOST OF THE NIGHT. SHE DID TRY TO TELL ME I HAVE TO POOP BUT I KINDA MIS-READ HER. ANYWAY , THE DOG COMPLETELY STRETCHED UNDER THE COVERS WITH EVERY INCH OF HER BODY TOUCHING MINE. IT IS QUITE AMUSING AND LOVING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.

  EVERY THURSDAY OR SO I LOAD UP THE VAN TO BRING STUFF TO DUMP AT THE NAIL. HAVING A DUMPSTER IS SO NICE TO HAVE. I LOADED UP 2 TV'S , CARD BOARD , AND A MAIN SPEAKER. I HATED THROWING OUT A MAIN SPEAKER BUT THE COST WOULD NOT MATCH SAVING IT.

  TOOK A NAP WITH THE PUP. I REALLY ENJOY THIS. I TALK TO HER ABOUT OUR FORMER DOG NELLIE. I WAS ON INSTAGRAM AND SAW SOME PICTURES OF HER. IT STILL MAKES ME SAD WHEN I THINK OF HER. I TELL THE PUP THIS AND SHE IS FILLING THE VOID NICELY FOR ME.

 CRAIGSLIST MAY STRIKE AGAIN........WE WILL SEE.

  A HEALTH CARE COMPANY CALLED ME SAYING I OWE MONEY ON A CPAP MACHINE FROM 4 YEARS AGO. THE GIRL WAS SUPER IGNORANT AND TALKED WHILE I TALKED.....SO I KEPT TALKING...AND SO DID SHE. I REFUSED TO STOP EXPLAINING AND BOTH OF US TALKED OVER EACH OTHER. SHE ENDED UP SAYING , " CALL THE NUMBER I GAVE YOU." I REPLIED , " OK , I WILL WAIT FOR THEM TO CALL ME."  SHE SAID ,"  NO , YOU MUST CALL THEM." I REPLIED," OK SOUNDS GOOD , I WILL WAIT FOR THEIR CALL." I SHOULD OF JUST NOT ANSWERED THE PHONE.

 OFF TO THE NAIL. I STOP TO GET GAS FOR THE VAN FIRST. THAN STOP AT OUR DUMPSTER TO UNLOAD.  IT WAS NICE TO SEE THE DUMPSTER WAS COMPLETELY EMPTIED. I AM SURE MY NEIGHBORS WILL FILL IT QUICKLY.

 IT IS OFFICIAL A 6TH BAND HAS BEEN ADDED TO FRIDAY NIGHT'S SHOW. THIS HAS POTENTIAL TO BE FUN.

  A VERY NICE JUST JAM TONIGHT. ABOUT 10 MUSICIANS SHOWED UP ALONG WITH A FEMALE LEAD SINGER. MAN , SHE HAD A SET OF LUNGS ON HER. I HAD A GOOD TIME. I HANG OUT WITH SOME REGULARS TO ALMOST 2AM.

 I REPLACE A STAGE FAN....ALWAYS SOMETHING.

  BACK HOME I CHILL FOR ALITTLE BIT. I END THE NIGHT WITH A NIGHTCAP AND HEAD TO BED. MY START OF THE WORK WEEK TECHNICALLY STARTS TOMORROW......THE WEEKEND.

  I MAKE A LIST FOR MY YOUNGEST OF " THINGS TO DO " AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND POCONO AREA. I EMAILED IT TO HER.

 FINISH MY BLOG FOR TOMORROW WHILE I AM AT THE NAIL.

  THE BET - ( POSTED THE STORY AND PICTURES ON FACEBOOK TONIGHT )

  - TWO CUTE GIRLS SIT AT THE BAR. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY THE " GIRL NEXT DOOR " ADORABLE. ONE GIRL IS JUST DOWN RIGHT SWEET. SHE BEGINS FOLDING OUR CALENDARS INTO AIRPLANES AND A SWAN. IT IS THEIR FIRST TIME HERE AND THEY ARE ENJOYING THE MUSIC AND AMBIANCE OF OUR DIVY TAVERN. I TELL ONE GIRL , " IF YOU THROW YOUR PLANES AND HIT THE FAR WALL I WILL GIVE YOU OPEN BAR THE NEXT TIME YOU COME HERE. " WELL , I TURN MY BACK AND SHE THINKS I DO NOT SEE HER BUT THE FIRST PAPER PLANE THROW ONLY GOES ABOUT 3 FEET. SHE RETRIEVES IT. I RING UP A SALE AND COME BACK. SO I SAY , " OK , YOU READY TO THROW ALL 3 PLANES ? " SHE DOESN'T KNOW I SAW HER FALTER ON THE FIRST THROW OF THE BIGGER PAPER PLANE. SHE THROWS THE BIG PLANE AGAIN AND IT FLOATS PERFECTLY AND HITS THE WALL. IT ACTUALLY LEANS AGAINST THE WALL UPSIDE DOWN AND ALL OF US LAUGH. SHE THROWS THE OTHER 2 SMALL PLANES BUT THEY ONLY GO A COUPLE OF FEET.

  I ASK HER , " SO I AM GOING TO ASK YOU A QUESTION." SHE SAYS , " OKAY ". I ASK , " WAS THIS YOUR 2ND THROW OF THE BIG PAPER PLANE ? " HER FACE IS ADORABLE AND SHE BLUSHES AND ROLLS HER EYES. SHE KNOWS SHE WAS CAUGHT AND SAYS , " OH NO !!! " I REPLY , " IF YOU WERE HONEST I WOULD OF DOUBLED THE BET. I DO THIS WITH MY KIDS ALL THE TIME. " SHE ROARS LAUGHS. AS THEY WERE LEAVING I TOLD THE GIRL , " NEXT TIME YOU COME IN I GOT YOUR DRINKS " SHE CHEERS AND RAISES HER FISTS AND YELLS , " I LOVE THIS PLACE !!!! "

  FRIDAY     2 - 28 - 20

  ANOTHER PACKED NIGHT............AND CALLING 9 1 1.

  MOST OF MY FAMILY HAVE SPORTS CARS OR VERY EXPENSIVE VEHICLES. ME........A CRAIGSLIST MINIVAN. TODAY A FAMILY MEMBER ASKED IF HE COULD BORROW IT. YEAH...........RESPECT.

  NUTTY PUPPY STILL ENTERTAINING US.  THE DOG IS JUST NON-STOP WANTING TO PLAY AND EATING.

  STARTED WATCHING BETTER CALL SAUL. OVER 24 HOURS I WATCHED 3 EPISODES. IT IS VERY GOOD AND IT IS ENTERTAINING TO SEE OLD BREAKING BAD CHARACTERS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO GET READY FOR THE NIGHT. SOON BANDS ARRIVED AND FANS OF MUSIC. BY 10PM WE WERE PACKED. I KNOW I KEEP SAYING THIS AND I HOPE I CONTINUE TO DO SO.........IT WAS SO MUCH FUN.

  THE STAFF AND ME START TO RUN......AND MAN DID WE RUN LIKE FORREST GUMP. I POSTED SOME PICTURES. ONE WAS 30 CREDIT CARDS LINED UP BEHIND OUR BAR.

 A COUSIN STOPPED IN WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE.

  SOON WE ARE FULL BLOWN PACKED AND I HEAR MY NAME CALLED. A MUSIC FAN WENT DOWN TO THE GROUND. WE GET HIM OUTSIDE AND REMOVE A HEAVY SWEAT SHIRT.  HE IS SWEATING PRETTY BAD SO WE TAKE HIM OUTSIDE AND GIVE HIM ICE WATER TO COOL DOWN.

  15 SECONDS AFTER THE GUY GOES DOWN AND YOUNG GIRL HITS THE GROUND. WE DO THE SAME AND GET HER OUTSIDE WITH ICE WATER.

  WE CALL 9 1 1 AND THE POLICE AND AMBULANCE ARRIVE QUICKLY. THEY CHECK ON THE 2 PEOPLE AND THEY ARE OKAY. THE GOOD THING WAS NEITHER OF THEM WERE DRINKING.

  BACK ON TRACK AND THE NIGHT ROLLS ALONG WITH SOME GOOD MUSIC. 

  FLYERS CONTINUE TO PLAY SOLID HOCKEY. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE THEM BEAT THE FRIGGIN' RANGERS. I HATE THEIR FANS THAT COME TO OUR HOUSE. RANGERS SCORED FIRST AND YOU SEE ALL OF THEM CELEBRATING. THAN , WE SCORE THE NEXT 5.......DONE.

  ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHT CAP.  I WATCH SOME TV BUT HEAD TO BED. WHAT SUCKS IS WHEN I GOT UP AROUND 6AM MY LEFT WRIST HURT AND FELT SPRAINED.

  SATURDAY       2 - 29 - 20

 LEAP FRIGGIN YEAR. LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY AND ONLY ONE MINOR SNOW STORM IN 2 MONTHS THAT AFFECTED THE NAIL.  I NEVER REMEMBER THIS HAPPENING OVER A WINTER. I AM NOT COUNTING MOTHER NATURE OUT BECAUSE SHE HAS THROWN US SOME DUSIES IN MARCH.

  WATCHED SOME MORE EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL. IT IS VERY GOOD.

 TRIED TO CHILL MOST OF THE DAY SINCE I WAS WORKING TONIGHT. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE GREEN BOOK I RECOMMEND IT. I WATCHED IT FOR THE 20TH TIME LATE MORNING AND THAN AGAIN WITH WHEELS LATE AFTERNOON. IT IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY.

 SENT OUT MARCH CALENDARS.

  GOT A DELIVERY ON A PHONE BATTERY THAT WHEELS CAN USE WHILE ON CONFERENCE CALLS. I WAS GOING TO DRIVE 25 MINUTES TO PICK UP 7 PHONES FOR $10 ( 3 SPEAKER PHONES ) BUT DECIDED TO USE OUR SPEAKER PHONE INSTEAD. JUST ONE PROBLEM......WE LEFT IT AT THE SEA SHORE............HMMMMM. THE SELLER COMMUNICATED WITH ME SEVERAL TIMES AND THAN JUST STOPPED. I NEVER GET THAT.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND WE ALWAYS COME ACROSS PEOPLE THAT HAVE TO BE ASSHOLES. IT WAS A PACKED NIGHT ON FRIDAY SO WHEN I ARRIVED TODAY I EXPECTED SOME EXTRA CLEANING. WELL , THE MEN'S BATHROOM CORK BOARD WAS TRASHED. ALL FLYERS AND CALENDARS WERE TAKEN DOWN TO THE FLOOR AND ONE IN THE MEN'S URINAL. YEP......ASSHOLES. I CLEANED IT UP AND RE-HUNG ALL FLYERS QUITE QUICKLY.

  NEXT , I AM OUTSIDE CHANGING THE MARQUEE SIGN. I AM GLAD WE HAVE THIS BIG MARQUEE BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE TAKE PICTURES OF IT WHEN THEIR BAND IS UP IN THE LIGHTS. ANYWAY , I NOTICE A LARGE PIECE OF PLASTIC ON THE GROUND. I AM A STICKLER FOR PEOPLE WHO LITTER ESPECIALLY CIGARETTE BUTTS. WELL , I PICK UP THIS PIECE OF PLASTIC AND IT LOOKS FAMILIAR........IT'S PART OF OUR LETTERING THAT SAYS ON OUR FAR OUTSIDE WALL , " THE NAIL - LIVE MUSIC ". SOMEONE BROKE OFF PART OF A LETTER. I FIND A 2ND SMALL PIECE AND NOW I CAN REPAIR IT. I JUST HAPPEN TO BRING MY DRILL AND SCREW GUN. IN LESS THAN 3 MINUTES I REPAIRED THE BROKEN LETTER. ANOTHER ASSHOLE'S DAMAGE FIXED QUICKLY.

 I CHANGED THE STAGE'S WALL FAN THAT COOLS ONE MAIN SPEAKER. ON THURSDAY I CHANGED THE FAN BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL WAS NOT SPINNING ANYMORE. WELL , I CHANGED IT AGAIN BECAUSE THE FAN THERE NOW WAS SLIGHTLY NOISY. WHEN I WAS DOWN OUR BASEMENT WATCHING GREEN BOOK FOR THE 25TH TIME I SAW A SMALLER FAN AND IT WORKED PERFECT.

 I WAS NOT EXPECTING A CROWD TONIGHT AND TO EVERYONE'S DELIGHT WE GOT HIT AGAIN WITH A BIG CROWD. SOME EXCELLENT MUSIC WAS PERFORMED FROM VERY SEASONED MUSICIANS TONIGHT.

 I DID THE DOOR AND HELPED BARTEND ALONG WITH COOKING. WE RAN BUT IT IS ALWAYS FUN. EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL AND AGAIN TO GET COMPLIMENTS ON OUR LITTLE DIVE BAR IS ALWAYS A NICE LITTLE TINY FEELING.

  ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP. I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. IT WAS EXCELLENT.

 I HAVE THE PUPPY TONIGHT. I WALKED HER....WELL PUT HER ON THE CHAIN. WE HAVE A NEW SYSTEM. WE ACTUALLY BRING THE CHAIN IN OUR HOUSE. WHEN WALKING THE DOG WE JUST CLICK HER TO IT AND LET HER GO OUT.......DONE IN 3 SECONDS.

 MY WRIST - 2 DAYS I WOKE UP WITH A SWOLLEN LEFT WRIST. IT IS NOW 2 DAYS WHERE THE PAIN IN SIGNIFICANT. I CAN'T HOLD A BOTTLE OF ASPIRIN AND TWIST THE TOP OFF........MAN, ALWAYS SOMETHING. I WISH I COULD SAY IT WAS MASTURBATING BUT IT IS MY LEFT HAND SO THAT RULES IT OUT.

  SUNDAY       3 - 1 - 20

  I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL..........WEIRD THOUGH , I JUST HAD A DREAM ABOUT HIM AND HIS WIFE.

  START DAY AND SEARCH FOR 2 ITEMS I KNOW I HAVE...........SMALL GLOBE BULB AND WHITE TAPE. I COULD FIND NEITHER.

   MY WRIST IS STILL HURTING.

  WHEELS AND I HELP ELDEST CLEAN HER ROOM AND KITCHEN AREA. WELL , IT WAS MORE LIKE AN ULTIMATUM.  BAGS AND BAGS OF TRASH. A TON OF GOOD FOOD NOT SHARED WAS THROWN OUT. I HATE WASTING FOOD.  WE DID STEP ONE WHICH WAS CONCENTRATE ON FOOD , TRASH , AND ORGANIZING.  THE TWO ROOMS ARE 10X BETTER. IT WAS LIKE AN EPISODE OF HOARDERS.

 ON A SAD NOT WE FOUND BOTH GERBILS HAVE PASSED TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. I TRY TO TEACH OUR KIDS THAT HAVING PETS IS A BIG RESPONSIBILITY. THIS WAS A LEARNED PHASE I GUESS.

  I LOAD UP THE VAN WITH TOOLS , SUPPLIES , AND A MATTRESS.

 WHEELS TAKES ELDEST OUT TO LUNCH.

 I ROLL TO THE NAIL FOR A MATINEE SHOW. A NICE TURNOUT AND AN OLD FRIEND STOPPED IN. I HAVE NOT SEEN HIM IN 20 YEARS. SOME OTHER OLD FRIENDS ALSO CAME IN AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE.  THE MUSIC WAS FUN IF YOU LIKE RATED R CIRCUS ROCK AKA SMARTY PANTS. YOU EITHER LIKE THEM OR HATE THEM....THERE IS NO GREY AREA. PUT IT THIS WAY. THE LEAD SIGNER DREW A LARGE PENIS ON THE OUTSIDE OF HIS PANTS. THE COCK DRAWN WENT DOWN TO HIS KNEE. UNDERNEATH THE PICTURE IT SAID " ACTUAL SIZE ".

 FLYERS WITH ANOTHER BIG WIN.

 I TEXT AN OLD FRIEND. IT WAS GOOD TO HEAR FROM HIM.

 WHEELS AND ELDEST MEET ME AT THE NAIL AFTER THEIR LUNCH AT CHILI'S.

  OUR ELDEST WILL BARTEND FOR 30 MINUTES AND THAN CLOSE. LATER WE WILL RE-OPEN. AT LEAST THAT WAS THE PLAN. WELL , WHEELS AND I ROLL OUT AND 3 HOURS LATER THE NAIL HAS FRIENDS COMING IN. FOR A SUNDAY THIS WAS A GOOD THING. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE NAIL HAS BEEN ON SUCH A GOOD ROLL BUT MAN I AM NOT COMPLAINING.

 WHEELS AND I HEAD TO CENTER CITY TO MEET OUR YOUNGEST  AND SOME COLLEGE FRIENDS. WE EAT OUTSIDE ON SOME PICNIC TABLES WHICH WORKED OUT PERFECTLY BECAUSE WE HAD THE PUP. OF COURSE , ALL THE STUDENTS LOVED THE PUP. OTHER DOGS WALKING BY......NOT SO MUCH.

 76ERS FIGHT BUT COME UP SHORT.

 WE ROLL OUT AND ROAD TRIP. WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND SETTLE IN. WE HAVE SOME NIGHTCAPS AND WATCH AMERICAN IDOL. I'LL TELL YOU THE WRITERS REALLY KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT HEART WARMING. I THINK I CRIED 10 TIMES DURING THE SHOW.

 WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF YOU. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP AND I WAS PRETTY TIRED. I SLEPT OKAY.

  WE GOT NEWS TODAY THAT AN OLD FRIEND PASSED AWAY. WELL , HE WAS MORE LIKE WHEELS FRIEND THAN MINE. I KNEW THE WIFE VERY WELL AND ALWAYS WAS TREATED LIKE AN OUTSIDER.  THIS GUY ALSO RAN THE NAIL FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL I STEPPED IN.  YOU CAN READ THE HOME PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE AND SEE HOW MUCH PAIN I WENT THROUGH TO KEEP THE NAIL AFLOAT. IN SHORT......WE LOST ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A HOUSE IN HAVERTOWN. THE EXCRUCIATING PAIN I CAN NOT DESCRIBE.  ANYWAY , THIS GUY WAS THE MANAGER AND WE OFFERED HIM 4 DIFFERENT WAYS TO HELP US KEEP THE NAIL AFLOAT. WE NEEDED HIM BIG TIME. HE WAS THE MAYOR OF ARDMORE. WHEELS HAD 3 JOBS AND I HAD 4 AND WE KEPT POURING MONEY INTO THE NAIL BILLS. IT WAS PAINFUL. WE EXPLAINED ALL THE NUMBERS. WELL , HE DECIDED TO RETIRE FROM THE BARTENDING BUSINESS. WELL , THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. HE GOT ANOTHER JOB AT A LOCAL BAR 2 WEEKS LATER AND ALL THE NAIL REGULARS FOLLOWED. ANOTHER CRUSHING BLOW. NOW I AM IN SHITS CREEK. IMAGINE THAT HEARTACHE ?

 I WAS VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH THE WIFE. WE ACTUALLY DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL. I REALLY LIKED HER. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT WE HAD A GOOD CONNECTION AND EVEN THOUGHT IF I DIDN'T MEET WHEELS SHE BE THE ONE I BE WITH. SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE IN HIS CROWD.  BUT , THAT WAS DONE NOW TOO. SO , 23 YEARS GO BY AND I HEAR HE PASSED FROM LONG HEALTH ISSUES. THE NAIL AND HIM WERE ICONS. WE WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS. THE NAIL STRUGGLED FOR 3 LONG YEARS. I WORKED 70 HOUR WEEKS WHILE WHEELS WORKED 50.  WE EVENTUALLY TURNED IT AROUND AFTER MANY HARDSHIPS THAT I DON'T EVEN WISH OTHER BARS TO GO THROUGH. IT WAS THE BIGGEST STRUGGLE I EVER FACED. I CAN NOT TELL YOU THE HARDSHIP I WENT THROUGH. THE PAIN IS STILL THERE. THE SCARS WILL NEVER HEAL IN MY HEART AND MIND.

  I GUESS THE RIGHT THING TO SAY IS....REST IN PEACE. HE WAS A VERY GOOD PERSON.........BUT JUST NOT TO ME.

  MONDAY    3 - 2 - 20

  WEATHER IS NICE THOUGH A LITTLE WINDY......WHICH ACTUALLY HELPED ME.

  HAD THE PUP....THE DOG HAS A SCHEDULE. 5AM - I WANT TO GO OUT TO POOP AND PEE. BACK TO BED AND AT 6AM - I WANT TO EAT. BACK TO BED. 8AM - I NEED TO POOP AND PEE AGAIN.

 WALK TO THE BEACH FOR THE SUNRISE. I POST SOME PICTURES.

 EACH SEASON OWNERS ARE ASKED TO WORK ON THE CONDOMINIUMS......ALWAYS OUTSIDE STUFF.  SINCE WHEELS AND I ARE GOING TO MISS THE NEXT MEETING WE OFFERED TO CLEAN THE BACK ALLEYS. THIS IS ABOUT A 45 MINUTE JOB.

 I SET UP 2 LONG EXTENSION CORDS , DUST PAN , BROOM , TRASH BAG , AND TRASH CAN.  IT WAS LIKE CLEANING OUTSIDE OF THE NAIL AND ITS CIGARETTE BUTTS. I HAVE SOME KINDA OF CLEANING DISORDER BECAUSE 3+ HOURS LATER I WAS DONE. I TOLD WHEELS 45 MINUTES. SHE COMES OUTSIDE AND SAYS , " DO YOU KNOW YOU BEEN OUT HERE 3 HOURS ? " I HAD NO IDEA. OH USING THE STRONG WIND HELPED BLOW THINGS QUICKER.

 WHEN TRAVELING, WHEELS IS IN CHARGE OF BRINGING FOOD AND MEALS. IT'S NEAR DINNER TIME AND I ASK , " WHAT DID YOU BRING FOR DINNER ? " SHE REPLIES , " NOTHING REALLY. " I SAY , " DOES THIS MEAN WE ARE GOING OUT TO EAT ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YES ". I REPLY , " DID YOU DO THIS ON PURPOSE ? " SHE SAYS , " YES , YES I DID. "  WE BOTH LAUGH.

  IT'S PAST 5PM SO WE ROLL OUT FOR A HAPPY HOUR. WE STOP AT OLD CITY PUB WHICH THE WEBSITE SAID IT IS OPEN YEAR ROUND. WE SEE A GUY OUTSIDE CLEANING SO WE FIGURED IT IS OPEN......IT WAS NOT. MAN , DID HE HAVE A STRONG IRISH ACCENT.

 GAME PLAN 2 - WE HEAD TO GOOD NIGHT IRENE'S.  IT WAS A GOOD CHOICE. OVER 30 DRAFTS ON TAP AND SOME NICE SPECIALS ON FOOD AND DRINK. WE HAD 2 COOR LIGHT BOTTLES , 2 BLUE MOON DRAFTS WITH ORANGE SLICES , QUESADILLAS WITH SPICY PEPPERS AND CHEESE , AND BUFFALO WINGS WITH 3 DIPS......SPICY GARLIC , TERIYAKI , AND BLUE CHEESE. ALL SERVED WITH CELERY. WE HAD A VERY COOL BARTENDER AND WE TALKED QUITE A BIT.  I ASKED HER , ' WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN DONE WORK ? "  SHE ANSWERED IMMEDIATELY. THE ANSWER............TOMORROW.

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP. SHE IS SUCH A NUT JOB. SHE JUMPS ON THE COUCH AND WITH BOTH PAWS ON WHEELS BACK I SAY , " OH HOW CUTE , SHE IS GIVING YOU A MASSAGE. "

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF YOU WHICH WERE GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE GOOD DOCTOR WHICH WAS.............GOOD.

  TUESDAY      3 - 3 - 20

  ALWAYS LITTLE PROJECTS TO DO. TODAY , I GOT EVERYTHING DONE........AND THAN ADDED 4 MORE.

  WALKED THE PUP 37 TIMES TODAY. SEVERAL TIMES ON THE BEACH TO LET HER RUN. THIS DOG IS A BUTT HEAD. A LOCAL HAD HER DOG MEET MAZE AND SHE OFFERED FOR US TO COME TO HER HOUSE BECAUSE THEY HAVE A FENCED IN YARD FOR THEM TO PLAY.

  THE BULKHEAD BARRIER IS FINISHED UP TO 13TH STREET AND 14TH STREET.....ABOUT HALF WAY BETWEEN. APPARENTLY PEOPLE ARE FREAKING OUT. I ADMIT IT SUCKS BUT IT IS SOMETHING NEEDED. THEY WILL SOON BUILD STEPS TO GO UP AND OVER THE BARRIER TO ENTER THE BEACH.  THE ALTERNATIVE IS WALKING 2 BLOCKS WHERE THE LARGE BARRIER STOPS AND GO TO THE BEACH AROUND IT NORMALLY.

  I BELIEVE I SENT OVER 50 EMAILS TODAY. ALL OF THEM HAD TO DO WITH BANDS.

  HAPPY HOUR IS HERE AND WE HEAD TO OWEN'S PUB FOR WINGS , 2 CHICKEN PARMS , AND 4 DRAFT BEERS. EVERYTHING WAS GOOD INCLUDING ARE ADORABLE WAITRESS. TOTAL PRICE......$22.

  BACK HOME TO THE PUP. I WALK HER AND WE SETTLE IN.

 WATCH SOME SUPER TUESDAY WHICH WAS COMPLETELY BORING AND SO DID NOT NEED TO BE  3 HOURS. WE WATCHED IT THREE TIMES FOR A TOTAL OF 45 SECONDS WHILE SURFING BETWEEN NETFLIX SHOWS.

 WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF YOU........THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  76ERS LOSE BIG TIME TO LAKERS. I NEVER WATCHED ONE MINUTE SINCE IT STARTED AT 10PM.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP AGAIN.  UNFORTUNATELY , HER NEW ROUTINE IS UP AT 4AM , 6AM , AND 8AM.

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 4 - 20

 PRETTY F'N COOL..........

 I SAY TO WHEELS , " WE SHOULD DO THIS ONE WEEK A MONTH AND THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE ONE WEEK A MONTH. "

 DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST WITH THE PUP. UP AT .....4.....6.....AND 8AM.

 I TOOK THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I SET HER OFF THE LEASH. OH MY GOD WAS SHE LOVING IT. SHE PLAYED WITH ONE DOG FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. THAN 4 MORE DOGS WERE LET IN AND SHE WAS IN SENSORY OVERLOAD. THE PUP WAS IN HER GLORY UNTIL........ONE DOG STARTED HUMPING HER. I QUICKLY GOT HER OUT OF THERE. I POSTED PICTURES.

 I MET A NICE GUY AT THE DOG PARK. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES. I LIKE GETTING INTEL FROM LOCALS ON RESTAURANTS , PUBS , AND MORE.

 DOG PARK STORY - AN ANGRY LADY GETTING PULLED AROUND BY HER DOG FINALLY SAYS TO THE NICE GUY , " CAN YOU CALL YOUR DOG HE BIT MY DOG'S HEAD AND HE IS BLEEDING. " HE SAYS ONE WORD , " MAX " AND THE DOG GOES RIGHT TO HIM. THE BITTER LADY STRUGGLED WITH HER DOG TO GET HIM OUT OF THE ENCLOSED AREA. I EVEN HELD THE DOOR OPEN FOR HER. I GUESS SHE DID NOT SEE THE BIG SIGN , " ENTER AT OWN RISK ".

  WE TOOK THE PUP TWICE ON THE BEACH. BOTH TIMES WE LET HER RUN. SHE STARTED DIGGING AND IT REMINDED ME OF OUR OLD PUP NERVOUS NELLIE. I COLLECTED MORE SEASHELLS FOR OUR GARDENS. I TOOK PICTURES AGAIN AND POSTED THEM.

A NICE PERK AGAIN.........MY KIDS HAVE THE DISNEY PLUS APP. I HAPPEN TO HAVE A HDMI CORD HERE. I CONNECTED AND TESTED IT ON 2 TVS AND IT WORKED. IT IS REALLY NICE TO HAVE THIS. I WATCHED A LITTLE OF THE NEW LION KING. THE  GRAPHICS ARE AMAZING.

  WE ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO ON-DEMAND. AGAIN , THIS IS USEFUL ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ONLY HAVE 12 TV STATIONS IN THE OFF SEASON.

 FLYERS STEPPING IT UP BIG TIME. THEY COULD BE THE HOTTEST TEAM IN HOCKEY. THEY SMOKED THE CAPITALS IN WASHINGTON TONIGHT.

 I HAVE BEEN TAKING PICTURES OF SUNRISES. THE LAST COUPLE DAYS I TOOK PICTURES OF SUNSETS.....PRETTY COOL. I POSTED THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 OFF TO ANOTHER PUB TO CHECK OUT. THIS TIME IT WAS THE FIREHOUSE TAVERN. FOOD AND PRICES WERE GOOD AND OUR COOK WAS ENTERTAINING.  WHEELS SAID , " SHE DEFINITELY DID DRUGS.....PROBABLY WITH ME. "  ACTUALLY SHE WAS VERY POLITE AND A LITTLE HYPER.  BARTENDER WAS SLOW MOVING BUT EVENTUALLY NICE. WE LIKED THE FOOD , PRICES , AND HUNDREDS OF FIREMEN HELMETS.

 A NICE FIREHOUSE TAVERN STORY - A FRIEND POSTED ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE AFTER I POSTED PICTURES OF THE FIREHOUSE TAVERN. HE WROTE , " MY UNCLE WENT THERE FOR MANY YEARS WITH HIS DOG. THEY ALWAYS FED HIS DOG. AFTER HE PASSED THE DOG WAS BROUGHT BY A FAMILY MEMBER AND THEY STILL FED THE DOG. "

  BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH THE FINAL EPISODE OF SEASON 2 CALLED YOU. I DID NOT LIKE HOW THIS LAST EPISODE TURNED THE PLOT LINE. TO ME , IT DID NOT GO WITH THE STORY THAT WAS LAID OUT ALL SEASON 1 AND 2 UNTIL THIS POINT. THE FINAL SCENE WAS EVEN MORE OFF SUBJECT AND TURNED 180. I GUESS THE LIFE THE MAIN CHARACTER WANTED OF LOVE , WIFE , BABY , AND SUBURBAN HOME IS REALLY LIKE A PRISON TO HIM.

  ALWAYS WONDERFUL TO TALK TO OUR YOUNGEST. EVERY WEDNESDAY WE GET A CALL FOR UPDATES.  WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT AND IT WAS NICE.

  ALSO , DURING OUR PHONE CALL OUR KID TELL US , THIS IS PRETTY COOL , SHE POSTED A PIECE OF ARTWORK SHE THOUGHT A VERY POPULAR RAPPER WOULD LIKE. THE GUY HAS OVER 1.2 MILLION FOLLOWERS AND DON'T YOU KNOW THE GUY RESPONDS !! THIS IS PRETTY DAMN COOL !! THEY MESSAGED BACK AND FORTH. I HAVE NO CLUE WHO THE RAPPER IS BUT HE GOES BY THE NAME ANIME'. I GOOGLED HIM AND HE DOES HAVE A HUGE FOLLOWING.

 LATE NIGHT WE GET A 2ND CALL AND OUR YOUNGEST IS EXCITED AGAIN. SHE SAYS , " YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS BUT I GOT CONTACTED BY ANOTHER ARTIST. I POSTED ON HIS WEBSITE TO A PIECE OF ART I THOUGHT HE MIGHT LIKE. IT WAS FUTURE COVER ART. HE RESPONDED AS WELL. HE IS PERFORMING WITH AJR IN WHICH OUR YOUNGEST IS GOING TO. THEY MESSAGED EACH OTHER WHICH IS PRETTY COOL. HE HAS OVER 200K IN FOLLOWERS AND GOES BY THE NAME QUINN XCII.

  THURSDAY      3 - 5 - 20

  ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY AND IT IS TOUGH TO LEAVE. I HAD THE PUPPY AGAIN AND THIS TIME IT WAS BETTER. SHE SLEPT ALL THE WAY TO 5:15AM.  WE TOOK A WALK AND LET ME TELL YOU THE STARS OVER THE OCEAN ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR.......ZERO LIGHT INFRACTION.  IT IS AMAZING HOW BRILLIANT THEY LOOK. IT WAS SUPER COOL TO SEE THE BIG DIPPER AND LITTLE DIPPER.

  ANOTHER THING WHEN WALKING ALONG THE BARRIER AND DUNES IS HEARING THE OCEAN AT NIGHT. IT IS KINDA EERIE. THE OCEAN IS JUST SO DAMN POWERFUL.

  DO A QUICK LEAVE BECAUSE MOST LIKELY WE WILL BE THE NEXT ONES IN THE CONDO AGAIN. I FRICKIN' LOVE BEING HERE......5 DAYS WENT TOO FAST.

  LOAD UP THE VAN AND WE STOP AT WAWA FOR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES AND GAS.  THE PUP GETS WALKED TWICE BECAUSE OF HER EAR PIERCING BARKING.

 WE MAKE EXCELLENT TIME GETTING HOME. WE UNLOAD AND PUT THE PUP ON THE RUNNER. WE SETTLE IN.

 WHEELS HAS HER YEARLY WORK REVIEW AND IT WAS GOOD. IT ALSO COMES WITH A RAISE AND A BONUS. I WAS SO HAPPY FOR HER.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. IF YOU ARE A FAN OF BREAKING BAD THAN THIS WILL ENTERTAIN YOU. I AM IN SEASON ONE AND IT IS EXCELLENT.

 I TAKE A NAP AND THE PUP TOTALLY SNUGGLES AGAINST MY BODY. IT IS SUCH A COOL FEELING.

 LOAD UP MY CAR FOR A VERY LARGE SIDE JOB THIS WEEKEND.

 WHEELS AND I ALSO LOAD UP STUFF TO BE TRASHED. IT IS A DAMN SHAME TO THROW OUT CAMCORDERS , KEYBOARDS , AND COPYING MACHINES.  BUT.....WE NEVER USE THEM SO THE MOTTO , " IF I HAVEN'T TOUCH THEM IN 3 YEARS .....THEY ARE GONE. " THESE HAVEN'T BEEN TOUCHED IN 15 YEARS.

  I DIG A HOLE FOR A BURIAL OF 2 RODENTS. OUR ELDEST CAME HOME IN A GOOD MOOD AND WAS OKAY WHEN BURYING HER 2 PETS. I LEFT A SHOVEL AND RAKE OUT FOR HER. I DUG THE HOLE....SHE BURIED THEM.

 A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND THAN I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

  OVER 25 MUSICIANS SHOWED UP FOR JUST JAM TONIGHT. IT WAS REALLY NICE TO SEE. ALSO A KEYBOARD AND FIDDLE MADE AN APPEARANCE.  IT WAS A FUN NIGHT.

  FLYERS WIN AGAIN TO STRETCH THEIR STREAK TO 8. THEY ARE TIED FOR FIRST NOW. WHO WOULD OF THUNK IT.

  76ERS WITH A RARE ROAD WIN.

  HEAD HOME AFTER 1AM AND I AM PRETTY TIRED. I HAVE A NIGHT CAP AND HEAD TO BED.

  OH , A RENTER GOT QUITE CREATIVE BY USING 4 PADDLE BALL RACKETS TO SUPPORT A BED LEG. I WONDER WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO BREAK IT.  SINCE WORKERS ARE ACROSS THE STREET USING TREATED WOOD AND SUCH I BORROWED AN OFF CUT. I REPLACED THE PADDLE BALL RACKETS.

 ALSO , GOT A LITTLE NERVOUS WHEN WE LOST INTERNET EARLY MORNING. WE THOUGHT MAYBE COMCAST PICKED UP ON OUR " OUT OF SEASON " USAGE. IT ENDS UP , WE GOT IT BACK WITHIN A COUPLE OF MINUTES.......NICE. MAN , I LOVE COMING HERE.

  FRIDAY     3 - 6 - 20

 KINDA FRUSTRATING...........I HAVE BEEN ON AN ABSOLUTE TEAR WITH BOOKING BANDS. I KNEW IT WOULD SLOW DOWN BUT HOW IT PAUSED WAS FRUSTRATING. IT WAS THE TRICKLE AFFECT. ONE BAND CANCELLED , SO THAT MADE THE 2ND BAND CANCEL , WHICH MADE THE 3RD BAND CANCEL.  THIS HAPPENED TWICE IN ONE WEEK. I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

  PUP KINDA WAS TELLING US SOMETHING. THREE OF US WERE IN MY BEDROOM TALKING , JOKING , AND WATCHING THE NEWS. THE PUP KEPT BARKING IN THE OTHER ROOM AND WE BLEW IT OFF. SO , 15 MINUTES LATER WHEELS WALKS IN THE MAIN ROOM AND THE DOG POOPED ON OUR LEATHER COUCH. I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. THE DOG ACTUALLY JUMPED ON THE COUCH AND DID HER THING. WHAT THE HELL ? I GUESS WE SHOULD LISTEN NEXT TIME.

  WATCHED SEVERAL MORE BETTER CALL SAUL EPISODES. ONE SCENE ACTUALLY MADE ME TEAR UP AND APPLAUD.

  PLAYED AND TOOK A NAP WITH THE PUP. IT IS A GOOD FEELING JUST LAYING ON A BED PETTING AND TALKING TO THE YOUNG PUP.

  PREPPED MY VAN FOR MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIENDS. I ALSO LOADED TOOLS INTO ANOTHER CAR TO PREP FOR THIS WEEKEND'S SIDE JOB.

  DINNER WITH WHEELS AND THAN ALL OF US PLAYED WITH THE PUP. WHEELS USES A WET NAP TO FREAK THE DOG OUT. SHE GOES TO WIPE HER FACE WITH IT AND THE DOG TAKES OFF. THE DOG RUNS , SPINS , BARKS , SPINS , TAKES OFF , JUMPS ON THE BED , JUMPS OFF THE BED , JUMPS OVER MY KID'S HEAD SEVERAL TIMES , AND MORE. OUR ELDEST FILMED IT......PRETTY FUNNY. THE GIRLS WERE LAUGHING PRETTY HARD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND CHILLED FOR A WHILE. THE WEATHER WAS BAD BUT I NEVER SEEN SNOW. A FRIEND CAME IN WHICH WAS COOL BECAUSE WE WENT OVER A GAME PLAN FOR MY LARGE SIDE JOB. I GOT HIM TO HELP ME AND THAT IS BIG. THIS WEEKEND I WILL BE RUNNING.

  SOME PEOPLE CAME IN BUT IT WAS MOSTLY QUIET. I DID NOT MIND SINCE I HAVE A LONG DAY TOMORROW. I CLOSE UP AND HEADED HOME.

  SETTLE IN WITH A NAP CAP OR TWO ( NO BEER OR BRANDY ) AND WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON.  WHAT BOTHERS ME IS THE ATTORNEYS. THEY WILL FABRICATE AND TWIST THE DETAILS NO MATTER WHAT. THEY DON'T CARE IF THEIR CLIENT IS GUILTY OR NOT. SO MUCH EVIDENCE JUST THROWN OUT THE WINDOW. IF THE GLOVE DON'T FIT , YOU GOTTA ACQUIT. OJ'S BLOOD LED FROM THE BODIES TO HIS HOUSE TO HIS SHOWER TO HIS BRONCO.....ALL THROWN OUT. THE MANIPULATIVE LAWYERS SPUN IT INTO A RACE ISSUE.

  WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH ONE MORE EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. AGAIN , IF YOU ARE A BREAKING BAD FAN THAN YOU WILL BE A FAN OF THIS SHOW. SOME GOOD OLD CHARACTERS CONTINUALLY MAKE APPEARANCES.

 OFF TO BED AND I SLEEP OKAY. I GET UP TO PEE AND THE TOILET MAJORLY OVERFLOWS. SO , AT 4AM I START THROWING TOWELS ON THE FLOOR. I PLUNGED THE TOILET AND WENT BACK TO BED. NO IDEA WHAT CAUSED THIS OVER FLOW..........BLOW.

   SATURDAY     3 - 7 - 20

 THIS......WAS A LONG DAY.

 FACEBOOK WORKS , I DON'T CARE WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NOT HAVING AN ACCOUNT.  I POSTED A BAND SITUATION AND BOOKED 7 BANDS ON 2 NIGHTS IN 2 HOURS THAT WERE RECENTLY CANCELLED.  THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

  DOWNLOADED AN APP THAT CAN TEXT OR CALL FOR FREE IF OUT OF COUNTRY.

 WHEELS HEADS TO THE AIRPORT.  THE HOTEL SHE IS STAYING AT IS 2K ..........A NIGHT. OH ..........MY.......GOD.

 ELDEST PICKS UP YOUNGEST AT COLLEGE.  THEY RETURN HOME WHICH IS NICE.....BUT SOON ROLL OUT.

  YOUNGEST TAKES A ROAD TRIP WITH A BUNCH OF FRIENDS. THEY USE OUR " NEW " MINIVAN.

 ELDEST GOES TO A " TA TA " PARTY. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT IS AND DON'T WANT TO KNOW.

  VERY LARGE SIDE JOB AND I MADE A SMART MOVE. MORE WORK WAS ADDED SO I CALLED IN A FRIEND. HOLY CRAP WAS THIS A GOOD MOVE.

 LOAD UP AT HEAD TO SIDE JOB. MY FRIEND MEETS ME AND WE BEGIN THE 15 PART PUNCH LIST. THE MANAGER LEFT A DETAILED LIST AND MAP OF WHERE WORK NEEDED TO BE DONE. IT REALLY HELPED.  I CONCENTRATED ON PAINTING ( SO DREAD IT ) WHILE MY FRIEND STARTED THE PUNCH LIST. HE WAS VERY GOOD.

  I LET MY FRIEND HEAD HOME AND I STAYED UNTIL AFTER 6PM. I WAS GETTING TOO TIRED AND I STILL HAD TO WORK TONIGHT.

   IT WAS NICE TO LISTEN TO THE PHILLIES GAME AND ANNOUNCER LARRY ANDERSEN....HE IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. PHILLIES WIN AND HAVE THE BEST RECORD IN THE GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE.  IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  ANYWAY , I ROLL HOME.

  NOT HOME FOR 30 MINUTES I FEED AND WALK THE PUP. 

  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  IT WAS A GOOD BUSY NIGHT. BARTENDER RAN HARD WITH COOKING AND SERVING DRINKS.

  CALLED MY YOUNGEST JUST TO CHECK ON HER. SHE FOUND OUR BLU-RAY REMOTE....THIS WAS GOOD NEWS. APPARENTLY I LEFT IT RIGHT THE TV TABLE.

  I GET A FREE TEXT THAT WHEELS HAS LANDED SAFELY AND HAS BEGAN HER VACATION.

   I DID SOMETHING THAT I REGRETTED LATER. I TRIED MAKING THE NAIL A SPLIT BAR WITH SMOKING. THE BAR WOULD HAVE SMOKING AND THE MAIN ROOM WOULD NOT. MY CLOTHES REEKED OF SMOKE WHEN I GOT HOME.

  FLYERS PLAY SO-SO BUT GET THE WIN. GOOD TEAMS WIN THESE GAMES.

 76ERS....COMPLETE OPPOSITE. LOSE TO ONE OF THE WORST TEAMS IN THE NBA. A HORRIBLE LOSS.

 VILLANOVA WITH A NICE 1 POINT WIN.

  BANDS AND FANS WERE FUN AS I MOVED THE NIGHT ALONG.  BY MIDNIGHT I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED.  I WAS UP AT 5AM AND I STILL HAVE TO DO THIS SAME ROUTINE TOMORROW.

  ROLL HOME AND SNACK A LITTLE. I HAVE A ONE & ONE WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL.  OFF TO BED BY 1AM.

  THE PUP MOVES FROM THE COUCH TO MY BED. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I FEEL DAMPNESS AROUND MY ANKLES WHERE THE PUP WAS SLEEPING UNDER THE COVERS. YEP.......SHE PEED MY BED.  I WILL IMMEDIATELY GO BACK TO CRATE TRAINING.

  SUNDAY      3 - 8 - 20

 AND THE LARGE SIDE JOB IS DONE.

 START MORNING SHAVING MY HEAD. MY LITTLE ISLANDS OF HAIR LOOK STUPID. THESE PATCHES OR GROUPS OF HAIR GOT TOO LONG AND I DECIDED TO SHAVE MY HEAD. I SHOWER AND SHAVE MY FACE TOO. IT FEELS REFRESHING. I WILL WAIT FOR WHEELS TO GET BACK FROM VACATION TO SHAVE MY BACK.

 OH , THAT FREE APP TO CALL OUT OF COUNTRY.........BLOWS. TEXTING WORKS FINE THOUGH.

  OFF TO THE SIDE JOB.....BY MYSELF.  I MADE 2 BREAKFAST SANDWICHES AND ARRIVE EARLY. I HAVE MY OWN PASS CODE TO GET IN AND I LEFT A SHIT LOAD OF TOOLS ALL OVER THE PLACE FROM YESTERDAY.  TODAY, I CONCENTRATED ON PUTTING THE TWO PAINTED ROOMS BACK TOGETHER , SMALL FINISH PROJECTS , AND CLEAN UP.  I REALLY LIKE THAT NOT ONE PERSON IS HERE. IT GIVES ME A CHANCE TO MOVE AROUND FREELY AND QUICKLY.

 LATE AFTERNOON I LOAD THE FINAL TOOLS IN MY CAR. I AM SLOW MOVING.........REAL SLOW.

  BACK HOME I JUST GO RIGHT TO BED. I FEED AND WALK THE PUP FIRST AND THAN LAY DOWN. I SLEEP FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. WELP........NOW WHAT ? I HAVE 2 HOURS UNTIL I HAVE TO GO TO THE NAIL SO I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  THE ARTIST PERFORMING TONIGHT DID NOT FACTOR IN THE SPRING FORWARD TIME THING AND WHEN I ARRIVED SHE WAS WAITING AT THE DOOR. SHE IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE SO I JUST ROLLED WITH IT.

SHOW STARTS AND A NICE CROWD COMES IN. I WAS ON THE DOOR AND IT WAS FUN. 

  AFTER THE SHOW I HUNG OUT WITH SOME REGULARS AND CHILLED. I HAD 2 LARGE CHOCOLATE MARTINIS AND THEY WERE EXCELLENT.

 CALL MY ELDEST FOR DINNER AROUND 9PM. I HAVE NOT EATEN SINCE THE BREAKFAST SANDWICHES THIS MORNING. I ORDER A PIZZA AND BRING IT HOME.  I ARRIVE AND WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I WALK THE PUP. I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. AGAIN , VERY GOOD.  TO WATCH THIS SHOW YOU MUST WATCH BREAKING BAD FIRST.

 OFF TO BED. THIS TIME MY ELDEST TAKES THE PUP. IT IS A WELCOMED RELIEF.

   TOMORROW......70 DEGREES !!

  CORONA VIRUS GOT MUCH CLOSER......LOWER MERION.

  MONDAY   3 - 9 - 20

 HOW EARLY DO YOU CLEAN POOP ?

  TODAY WAS ABSOLUTELY CHILL DAY. I HAD A LONG WEEKEND TO SAY THE LEAST SO I WANTED SOME R & R.

  SO , I WATCH 20 EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL. THEY WERE EXCELLENT AND THIS SHOW IS DEFINITELY BINGE-ABLE. OK....MAYBE IT WAS 5.

  HAD THE PUP OUTSIDE SEVERAL TIMES IN THIS 70 DEGREE DAY. I UNLOADED HALF THE TOOLS IN OUR CAR BUT ADDED SOME MORE. LOOKS LIKE I HAVE ANOTHER BIG PROJECT I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO FOR A WHILE.

  ORDERED SUSHI WITH MY ELDEST. IT WAS NICE. SUSHI WAS OKAY.

 TALKED TO WHEELS. SEEMS LIKE SHE IS HAVING AN " OKAY " TIME.

  YOUNGEST HAVING FUN ON HER VACATION WITH HER COLLEGE FRIENDS.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND I WANTED TO START A PROJECT .....BUT.......I WAS QUICKLY DIVERTED WHEN NOT 1 , BUT 2 PLUMBING PROBLEMS AROSE. I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS ON THEM. MY GOD IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 FIXED THE MEN'S BATHROOM DOOR FOR THE 15TH TIME.  I WAS WORKING ON THE TOP HINGE BECAUSE THAT IS ALWAYS THE PROBLEM. THAN , 10 MINUTES IN , THE BOTTOM HINGE BREAKS. OH MY GOD IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING !!

  MADE 2 HUGE BEER AND LIQUOR ORDERS. THIS SHOULD BE FUN TO STOCK TOMORROW.

  PHILLIES ON A ROLL.....MEANS NOTHING.

  HEAD HOME AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE MY ELDEST TOOK THE PUPPY TO BED WITH HER AGAIN. THIS WAS A NICE RELIEF. I HAD ONE NIGHTCAP AND WATCHED TV FOR A LITTLE BIT.

 I MADE MY BED AFTER CLEANING ALL SHEETS AND COMFORTERS AND LETTING THEM AIR OUT FOR 48 HOURS.

  OH , JUST ONE PROBLEM WITH MY ELDEST TAKING THE PUPPY. THE PUP WILL JUMP OFF THE BED AND THIS MEANS CODE RED " I HAVE TO POOP !!!! " SO , WHAT DOES THE KID DO ? SHE JUST LETS THE PUP OUT THE BEDROOM DOOR TO ROAM THE HOUSE FOR A GOOD PLACE TO PLOP DOWN A DEUCE. I GET AWAKEN 1 HOUR LATER BY THE PUP. I GO IN THE KITCHEN AND THE FOOD AND BOWL I LAID OUT FOR MY KID TO FEED HER IS IN THE SAME POSITION. IT WAS NEVER TOUCHED. I WALK INTO THE MAIN ROOM AND THE SMELL HITS ME. THE PUP POOPED ON THE COACH AGAIN. THIS TIME BETWEEN THE CUSHIONS. YEP.....THIS WAS FUN PULLING THE COUCH APART AND CLEANING CRAP AT 6AM. TONIGHT .......WILL.......BE........THE........CRATE.

  TUESDAY     3 - 10 - 20

  WHY DOES THE STOVE KEEP TURNING OFF ?.............OH........MY........GOD !!!

  WHEN WHEELS IS AWAY THERE IS 2 THINGS THAT WILL DEFINITELY HAPPEN.........LAUNDRY AND DISHES WILL PILE UP LIKE A FRATERNITY HOUSE.

  I ASKED MY ELDEST 3 DAYS IN A ROW TO DO THE LAUNDRY AND DISHES. I WAS 0 - 3.

  I DID THE LAUNDRY ALONG WITH ALL MY BEDDING. I FOLDED ALL MY CLOTHES AND ASKED MY ELDEST TO FOLD HERS AND WHEELS CLOTHES............3 DAYS STILL NOT FOLDED.

  NOW THE SCARY PART......BIG TIME.  I DECIDE TO TACKLE THE MONSTER PILE OF DISHES ADDING UP. I LOAD UP THE DISHES AND RUN A CYCLE. ALL IS GOOD. I KNOCK OUT ABOUT 95% OF ALL GLASSWARE , PANS , AND DISHES. BUT , I WANTED TO CLEAN THE STOVE WHICH HAD A HUGE EGG SPILL ON A BURNER. I ASKED MY ELDEST TO CLEAN THIS FOR 3 DAYS.......NOTHING. I REMOVE FRYING PANS AND NOTICE ONE OF THEM IS FILLED WITH OIL. I REMEMBER MY KID ASKING ME IF SHE COULD USE OIL IN THE SAME PAN 2 DAYS IN A ROW. I SAID SHE COULD. I DUMP THE OIL OUTSIDE ON OUR GRASS. LATER THE PUP FOUND IT IN3 SECONDS.

 ANYWAY , BACK TO A SUPER SERIOUS THING. I REMOVE ALL PANS FROM THE STOVE AND I SEE A POOL OF OIL AROUND ONE BURNER.  I SAY TO MYSELF , " JESUS CHRIST THAT IS NOT GOOD. "  I REMOVE ALL BURNERS , IGNITER COVERS , AND GRATES. I BEGIN TO SOAK UP THE OIL ON THE BACK RIGHT BURNER AND CLEAN THE EGG OFF THE FRONT LEFT BURNER. THIS IS SOME SERIOUS SHIT. IF USING THE GAS STOVE WITH A FLAME AND THAT OIL CAUGHT FIRE THE WHOLE HOUSE GO UP. MY KID TOLD ME THE STOVE KEPT TURNING OFF. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " JESUS , I HAVE TURNED THE STOVE BACK ON SEVERAL TIMES THIS WEEK. " I NEVER NOTICED THE LARGE POOL OF OIL SITTING IN THE BACK RIGHT BURNER BECAUSE PAN WAS COVERING IT. I CLEANED ALL PARTS AND THE ENTIRE TOP OF THE STOVE. ANOTHER THING WAS THE IGNITERS WERE NOT WORKING PROPERLY. THE SHUTTING OFF OF THE STOVE AND THE BURNERS NOT IGNITING WERE 2 SIGNS I JUST DID NOT PICK  UP. BASICALLY , THE STOVE WAS TRYING TO SAY , " IF YOU DON'T CLEAN ME NOW I WILL SET FIRE TO YOUR HOUSE. " I LET EVERYTHING DRY AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER.  I TEST THE IGNITERS AND EVERYTHING " SEEMS " FINE. I TRY TO LIFT THE LID OFF THE STOVE TOP BUT CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT.

  YOUNGEST SEEMS TO BE HAVING A GOOD TIME ON VACATION. SHE DID TEXT ME IF WE HAD LAUNDRY PODS , AN IRON , AND SUGAR.  I ALSO TEXTED HER THAT WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY AND BUCKNELL COLLEGE HAVE CLOSED THEIR CAMPUSES FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS. HER COLLEGE COULD BE NEXT.

  EARLY MORNING IS DONE AND NOW I GO TO THE NAIL TO RECEIVE A LARGE BEER DELIVERY. THIS WAS FUN. I STOCK A TON OF BEER FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. I LEAVE ALL BOXES FOR WHEN I RETURN.

 ON THE WAY HOME I STOP AND PICK UP A LARGE LIQUOR ORDER. I FIGURE I GET THIS OUT OF THE WAY.

 I ARRIVE HOME AND BRING IN SOME BOOZE. I INSTANTLY NOTICE THE LIQUOR STORE MESSED UP MY ORDER AGAIN. I CALL THEM.

  CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL. IT IS VERY GOOD BECAUSE ONE EPISODE SAUL IS MOSTLY NOT IN IT.  THE BAD GUYS FROM BREAKING BAD ARE....ALL DRUGS , CARTELS , AND WHACKING PEOPLE.  I AM TELLING YOU THIS IS A VERY ENTERTAINING SHOW. IT IS NOW IN MY TOP 5 OF ALL TIME BEST TV SERIES FOR ME.......MAYBE TOP 3.

  SO NOW MY NIGHT BEGINS. LIKE THE DAY HASN'T BEEN LONG ENOUGH. ROLL OUT AND HEAD BACK TO THE LIQUOR STORE......AGAIN. I CALLED AHEAD AND HAD THEM MEET ME IN THE DRIVEWAY DOCKING AREA. IT WENT FAST.

  A PROJECT I HAVE BEEN REGRETTING TO DO FOR 10 YEARS.......OUR STAGE. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR 3/4" PLYWOOD VIA CRAIGSLIST , FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE , LOWES , HOME DEPOT , AND NEXT DOOR. NOT ONE HAD ANY GOOD PRICING. I DECIDE FOR CONVENIENCE I WILL CALL D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY. DON'T YOU KNOW THEY HAVE THE CHEAPEST PRICES PER SHEET.....GO FIGURE. ONE THING I WANTED TO DO IS GET A SALES WORKER WHO I KNEW. THERE IS A REASON FOR THIS. I ALSO PURCHASE 2 LIQUID PLUMBER BOTTLES FOR THE DRAINS THAT BLOW.

 SPEAKING OF " BLOW ". THE APP WHEELS GOT TO TALK FOR FREE WHEN OUT OF COUNTRY. SHE CALLED ME TODAY AND IT WAS BAD AGAIN. I FRUSTRATINGLY SAID , " WHEELS , IF YOU CAN HEAR ME SAY ' BLOW '. "  I HEAR CRACKLING AND GIBBERISH AND THAN I HEAR HER SAY " BLOW " AND HANGS UP LAUGHING.

 BACK TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND MY BIG PROJECT.  I GET A GUY I KNOW WELL AT THE STORE AND HE HELPS ME PICK OUT THE PLYWOOD. I HAD ONE PROBLEM.....GETTING IT TO THE NAIL. I DID NOT WANT TO PAY A $50 CHARGE FOR 200 FOOT DELIVERY SO MY FRIEND SAID , " WE WILL DOLLY THEM TO RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. IT WORKED PERFECT. THEY DOLLIED 4 SHEETS OF PLYWOOD TO RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE NAIL. I CARRIED 3 SHEETS OVER AND LEANED THEM ON OUR MARQUEE. MY FRIEND CARRIED ONE. I BROUGHT THEM ALL INSIDE. THE MATERIAL END WAS DONE. 

  I PREP THE NAIL , DO THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE , STOCK ALL LIQUOR , AND BREAK DOWN ALL THE BEER BOXES. THIS TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR.

 NOW IT IS 7PM. I PUT ON THE FLYERS AND USE THE RADIO FOR THE ANNOUNCERS. THE FLYERS ARE THE HOTTEST TEAM IN THE NHL WITH A 9 GAME WIN STREAK. THEY ARE PLAYING THE BEST TEAM IN THE NHL AT HOME. OF COURSE WE LOSE 2 - 0.

  I BEGIN MY LARGE PROJECT .......SUPPORT THE STAGE.  BANDS HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING FOR YEARS THAT OUR STAGE HAS SOFT SPOTS IN SEVERAL AREAS AND THEY WERE RIGHT. METAL BANDS JUMPING UP AND DOWN SMASHED THE WOOD BELOW. IT WAS TIME TO FIX THIS.

  I HAVE TOOLS ALL OVER AND I BEGIN TO PEEL BACK THE FIRST CARPET LAYER. I GO TO A CORNER AND PEEL BACK AT LEAST 4 MORE LAYERS OF CARPET. I HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE. PEEL AND REMOVE ALL LAYERS OF UNDER CARPET OR JUST GO OVER TOP WITH THE NEW 3/4" PLYWOOD. I DECIDE TO GO OVER TOP. IT WOULD TAKE WAY TOO LONG TO REMOVE 5 LAYERS OF CARPETING.

 I BEGIN TO CUT AND INSTALL EACH PLYWOOD SHEET IN PLACE.  THIS IS A PROCESS. I AM CUTTING EVERYTHING INSIDE WITH A CIRCULAR SAW. I THAN PRE-DRILL ALL HOLES FOLLOWED BY DRILLING RECESSES FOR EACH AND EVERY FRIGGIN' HOLE. I DO THIS DURING COMMERCIALS OF THE FLYERS GAME THAT STARTED AT 7PM. BY 9:30PM I FINISHED THE MAIN THINGS OF ADDING PLYWOOD TO OUR STAGE. I WAS JUST TOO TIRED TO CONTINUE. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY.

  I LEAVE ALL TOOLS OUT AND SEMI CLEAN UP BY SWEEPING SAW DUST AND USING MY WET/DRY VAC. I AM READY TO GO HOME......AND THAN MORE PATRONS COME IN. I STAY ANOTHER 2 HOURS.

 MY ELDEST DID DROP OFF MY COMPUTER IN WHICH I FORGOT. SO I OPENED THAT UP AND BEGAN CONTACTING BANDS. LATER I GET A TEXT MY KID WON BINGO DOWN THE STREET FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT WEEK. NOT BAD WINNING ANYWHERE FROM $150 TO $300 THREE WEEKS IN A ROW.

  OH , ONE MORE STORY. WHEN MY KID DROPS OFF MY COMPUTER OUT FRONT OF THE NAIL SHE TELLS ME THE HOUSE SMELLS OF USED OIL. SHE WAS COOKING BAKED MACARONI IN THE OVEN. SHE HAD TO OPEN ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS. HERE EYES WERE BURNING LIKE SHE CUT 10 ONIONS. FIRST THING I SAID WAS , " WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE PUPPY ? " SHE REPLIES SHE IS IN HER CRATE. OF COURSE I HAVE TO SAY , " SO , YOU ENDANGER THE DOG AND RATHER GO PLAY BINGO ? "

 NOW I HAVE THE PUPPY ON MY MIND AN ENVISION ARRIVING HOME TO A DEAD DOG......GREAT........JUST GREAT.

  PATRONS FINALLY LEAVE AND I RACE HOME. THE HOUSE DID SMELL BUT THE PUPPY GREETED ME WITH A WAGGING TAIL. I OPENED MORE WINDOWS AND AIRED OUT OUR HOME. OKAY SO THE SMELL IS GONE......MOSTLY. I WALK THE PUP AND MAKE A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH SOME TV FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. IT WAS TIME FOR BED.

  TONIGHT.....THE CRATE. THE PUP IS SLEEPING ON THE COUCH BUT I MOVE HER TO THE CRATE. I HAD ENOUGH OF THIS. SHE MUST BE TAUGHT THE CRATE IS HER SAFE PLACE AND BED AREA JUST LIKE OUR FORMER DOG.

 OFF TO BED I GO. I HEAR BARKING AT 2AM , 3AM , AND 5:30AM. I NEVER GOT UP.  AT 6AM I FINALLY GET UP TO FEED AND LET HER OUT.

 VISIT MY KIDS AND THEIR FRIEND AT A VACATION HOUSE. I DECIDE TO SURPRISE THEM BY DOING AN UNANNOUNCED VISIT. IT IS A WEIRD LAYOUT OF A HOUSE. I ENTER THE FRONT DOOR AND THE FIRST FLOOR IS A PRETTY STANDARD LAYOUT BUT THERE IS ONE THING MISSING.....A 2ND FLOOR. ON THE LEFT SIDE THERE IS A VERY NARROW STAIRCASE. I WALK UP IT TO THE 3RD FLOOR.  I SEE A DOOR AND OPEN IT. MY 2 KIDS SPIN QUICKLY AND HIDE A BOTTLE OF SOMETHING UNDER A PILLOW. I SAY , " WELL , ISN'T THIS A NICE SURPRISE BY YOUR DADDY. " THEY KNOW THEY WERE BUSTED AND SHOW ME A PLASTIC BOTTLE OF SODA. I KNOW IT WASN'T SODA AND SAY , "ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHOW ME ? " THEY JUST STARE AT ME WITH EMBARRASSMENT...........dream ends.

  I AM IN A SMALL MOTEL BEDROOM ABOUT TO HEAD TO SLEEP. A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND 2 GIRLS ENTER. ONE IS JULIE L AND THE OTHER IS JOANIE L. I KNOW THEM FROM YEARS PAST AND BOTH OF THEM ARE FEELING GOOD. THEY BRING IS BEERS AND BOTH ARE DRESSED IN SHORT SHORTS AND SHIRTS THAT SHOW THERE BELLIES. I AM SURPRISED THAT BOTH ARE IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. THEY BEGIN TO JUMP ON MY BED AND ASK ME TO PARTY WITH THEM. I AM PRETTY TIRED AND POLITELY SAY NO THANKS.............dream ends. ( 1 GIRL DIED 5 YEARS AGO BY TRIPPING OVER A CAT GOING DOWN BASEMENT STEPS )

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 11 - 20

  CORONA VIRUS IS MAKING A MOVE. THE NBA HAS SHUT DOWN ALONG WITH SCHOOLS , LARGE EVENTS , AND MORE. UNFORTUNATELY , IT WILL AFFECT THE NAIL AT SOME POINT. ALREADY BANDS ARE CONTACTING ME. I CAN'T BLAME THEM. WE WILL CONTINUE ON I GUESS.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST HAVING FUN ON VACATION. I THINK WHEELS IS A LITTLE MORE AS SHE HAD DINNER ON THE BEACH WITH HALF NAKED MEN TOSSING FIRE AROUND.

  SPENT 2 HOURS TAKING APART AND CLEANING OUR OVEN. I SAW BURNT INSULATION AND OIL RESIDUE. I CLEANED THAT UP AND BEHIND THE STOVE TOO. THIS WAS NOT FUN.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I FEEL BAD FOR THE LITTLE THING BECAUSE SHE ALWAYS WANTS TO PLAY.  SHE DID VERY WELL ON HER 2ND NIGHT IN THE CRATE.

  EMPTIED DISHWASHER AND STARTED LOADING IT AGAIN. MY ELDEST CAN REALLY PILE UP THE DISHES.

 WATCHED SOME MORE EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL.  IT IS IN MY TOP 3 NOW.

  MY ELDEST WON BINGO FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT WEEK. THIS TIME $500.......NOT TOO BAD.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND I AM ALREADY TIRED.  I BEGIN FINISHING THE STAGE. BY 10PM I HAD EVERYTHING DONE AND POSTED PICTURES OF THE FINISH PRODUCT. FACEBOOK GOT ALOT OF REACTION......MOSTLY BANDS THANKING ME FOR FIXING THE DIPS AND SOFT SPOTS IN OUR STAGE. IT ONLY TOOK 20 YEARS.

 ON MY HANDS AND KNEES SCREWING IN THE STAGE WAS NO FUN. I SPENT SOME TIME GOING THROUGH MY TOOLS FOR LONG SCREWS AND IT WORKED WELL. I ALSO USED A CARPET KICKER TO STRETCH THE RUG ACROSS THE STAGE. I SECURED THE CARPET WITH MORE SCREWS ALONG THE EDGES TO KEEP IT IN PLACE. I WENT ONE STEP MORE. SOME OF THE CARPET HAS SMALL HOLES IN IT SO NOW YOU CAN SEE THE WHITE PLYWOOD UNDERNEATH. SO........I GOT A SHARPIE AND COLORED IN ANY OPEN AREAS.......ON MY KNEES.....UGH.

  PEOPLE CAME IN AND I BARTENDED WHILE I CLEANED UP. I LOADED ALL MY TOOLS BY THE BACK DOOR BUT WAS TOO TIRED TO PUT THEM IN MY CAR.

 I FELT BAD WHEN SOME REGULARS CALLED AND THEY SAID THEY BE " RIGHT " DOWN. I WAITED TO A LITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND THAN STARTED TO CLOSE AFTER WAITING 2 HOURS. I WAS JUST TOO TIRED. OF COURSE , THEY COME IN. I SENT THEM DOWN THE STREET. I DON'T LIKE DOING THAT BUT THEY TOLD ME THEY BE " RIGHT DOWN ". I WAITED BECAUSE I STILL HAD PEOPLE IN THE BAR. AFTER 2 HOURS THEY ROLLED OUT.

 HEAD HOME AND WALK THE PUP. I CHILL AND WATCH SOME TV.  I PUT THE PUP IN THE CRATE AND I HEAD TO BED.

  THURSDAY     3 - 12 - 20

  PEOPLE GOING PRETTY CRAZY WITH THE BUYING OF TOILET PAPER. ABSOLUTE PURE PANIC. THE CHANCES OF GETTING THE VIRUS IS 1%. THE CHANCES OF DYING FROM IT.......UNDER 1%.  I JUST DON'T GET IT.

  I AM SO HOOKED ON BETTER CALL SAUL. MORE THAN PEOPLE BUYING TOILET PAPER.

  PUP DID VERY WELL 3 NIGHTS IN A ROW.......IN THE CRATE.

  WHEELS TEXTED ME FROM HER VACATION , " YOU SHOULD GO TO RESTAURANT DEPOT FOR TOILET PAPER ".  OH MY GOD.

  PLAYED WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE AGAIN. I HAD HER RUNNING CHASING A BALL WHICH WAS FUN. BUT , ONE THING NOT FUN IS HER " FLYING SNAPS ". SHE CAUGHT ME ON THE OUTSIDE OF MY HAND....MADE IT BLEED.

  HERE'S A DECISION I MADE......PICK UP POOP. YES , I WALKED AROUND OUR PROPERTY AND PICKED UP PUPPY POOP.

  OFF TO THE NAIL. I WALKED ON THE STAGE AND IT IS NOW HARD. I MISS THE SOFT FLUFFINESS OF OUR OLD STAGE. A GOOD EARLY CROWD FOR JUST JAM BUT BY 10PM EVERYONE WAS ROLLING OUT.....SO I DID TOO.

  AT HOME I STOCK SOME BEER AND PLAY WITH THE PUP. I FELT BAD BECAUSE MY ELDEST DID NOT COME HOME SO SHE WAS IN THE CRATE LONGER THAN EXPECTED. I WATCH SOME TV AND CHILL.

 OFF TO BED BUT BEFOREHAND I PUT THE PUP IN THE CRATE. SHE BARKS A LITTLE BUT QUIETS DOWN AFTER 5 MINUTES.

 AT 1AM I WAKE UP AND HEAR MY KID COME IN WITH FRIENDS. THEY WERE SLEEPING OVER FOR THE WEEKEND.

  OFF TO BED AGAIN. I WAS PISSED BECAUSE I WAS SLEEPING GOOD AND THAN MY DAMN CELL PHONE WENT OFF. NOW UP A 2ND TIME.  A USELESS TEXT BUT IT WOKE ME. I ALWAYS KEEP MY PHONE ON ESPECIALLY SINCE MY KID AND WIFE ARE TRAVELING. THIS COST ME SLEEP.

  FRIDAY      3 - 13 - 20

  WELP.......CORONA VIRUS HAS HIT HOME ON THE BUSINESS SIDE FOR ME.  I BEGAN COMMUNICATION WITH BANDS AND ALL OF US AGREE TO RE-SCHEDULE SHOWS. SO FAR , 3 WEEKEND SHOWS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. THIS WILL CRUSH THE NAIL. I GUESS I SHOULD OF HELD OFF RE-DOING THE STAGE AND PLACING 2 HUGE BEER & LIQUOR ORDERS.

  LOOKS LIKE SOUTH KOREA OF ALL COUNTRIES IS SHOWING HOW TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS. THEY ARE AGGRESSIVELY TESTING AND TREATING PEOPLE. FOR THE FIRST TIME THE NUMBERS OF CURED PATIENTS IS HIGHER THAN THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS TESTING POSITIVE.

  MAN I HOPE THE GOVERNMENT COMES UP WITH A RELIEF FUND FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.

  FRIENDS OF OUR ELDEST SLEEP OVER AGAIN. I KINDA THWARTED A LARGER LATE NIGHT GATHERING BY COMING HOME AT 1:45AM. AROUND 3AM MY KID WANTED MORE FRIENDS TO COME OVER. I DISAGREED WITH THAT.

 A LITTLE SLAP IN THE FACE........FRIENDS , MY KID , AND MORE FIENDS GO TO THE BAR DOWN THE STREET WHILE I BARTENDED AT THE NAIL. I KNOW ALL OF THEM THEIR WHOLE LIVES , SOME BARTEND FOR ME , SOME ARE SLEEPING AT MY HOUSE , AND ONE I WAS THROWING A LARGE BENEFIT SHOW FOR. KINDA FELT SLIGHTED HERE.

 IT'S WEIRD WATCHING ESPN.......THEY WERE SHOWING CLIPS OF FRIGINN' CRICKET.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUP AND TRIED TO GET HER OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS I COULD.

 WATCHED MORE BETTER CALL SAUL. I AM ALMOST CAUGHT UP TO THE 5TH SEASON. AGAIN........VERY GOOD. I ALSO WATCHED THE WALKING DEAD BUT THAT WAS JUST OKAY.

 GOT SOME LAUGHS AND SOME " REALLY ? " BY A FACEBOOK POST ON OUR MARQUEE. I WROTE , " TONIGHT - OUT OF TOILET PAPER - SHOW CANCELLED - F  U   COVID-19 ". I AM DEEPLY AFRAID THIS MARQUEE SIGN WILL NOT CHANGE FOR AWHILE. MAN.....THAT WOULD SUCK.

  HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT AND I CAN'T BELIEVE I STAY UP UNTIL 3AM.  THE PUP WANTED TO BE IN MY ROOM BUT I MOVED HER TO THE CRATE......NOT ONE PEEP AND SHE WENT RIGHT TO SLEEP. SHE DID GET UP AT 6:15AM. I FED AND WALKED HER. SHE DID BOTH HER THINGS AND BOTH OF US RE-SLEPT UNTIL 9:15AM.

  SATURDAY      3 - 14 - 20

  GOVERNOR WOLF IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGING BARS AND RESTAURANTS TO CLOSE.  LIQUOR STORES WILL BEGIN TO CLOSE BY TUESDAY.  OUT OF 88 STORES IN THE 4 COUNTIES 6 WILL REMAIN OPEN. YOU CAN STILL GET BEER AND WINE AT OTHER OUTLETS LIKE ACME AND SUCH. THEY CLOSED KING OF PRUSSIA MALL AND DISNEY WORLD.

 ONE PERSON BOUGHT 60 GALLONS OF MILK. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ? I REFUSE TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS " PANIC BUYING ".

  OUR YOUNGEST COMES HOME FROM A WEEK VACATION AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. SHE AND HER FRIENDS HAD A GOOD TIME. I GOT A FATHER TO MEET AT OUR HOUSE TO TAKE 2 KIDS HOME. MY YOUNGEST AND I TOOK  ANOTHER FRIEND HOME TO THE TEMPLE SECTION OF THE CITY. I REALLY LIKED THE AREA.

  WE STOP AT LOWE'S FOR 2 THINGS.....BOTH WERE NOT IN STOCK. WASTE OF TIME.

  STOP AT WENDY'S FOR LUNCH.

 BACK HOME WE STORE EVERYTHING BROUGHT HOME FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

  I CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT AS WE HAVE FRIENDS OF FOUR KIDS IN OUR HOUSE. THEY TAKE THE PUP TO A DOG PARK. BOY DID SHE HAVE FUN.

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND PEOPLE DID COME IN.  BY MIDNIGHT I HAD ABOUT ENOUGH AND TOLD EVERYONE I WAS CLOSING.

  WHEELS MAKES IT HOME FROM HER JAMAICA TRIP. SHE SAID IT WAS OVER THE TOP ESPECIALLY THE FOOD.

  AT HOME I TALK TO WHEELS AND WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. SHE HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL.

  FOUGHT WHEELS ALITTLE BIT BUT EVENTUALLY CONVINCED HER TO PUT THE PUP IN THE CRATE. FOR THE 4TH NIGHT SHE DID VERY GOOD.

 I AM CANCELLING ALL SHOWS THIS WEEKEND...........AGAIN.

  SUNDAY      3 - 15 - 20

 WELL , SHIT GOT REAL.  AS OF MIDNIGHT TONIGHT GOVERNOR WOLF ORDERED THE SHUT DOWN OF ALL BARS. HAVE A NICE DAY.

 MY ELDEST NOT REALLY TAKING THIS " SOCIAL DISTANCING " TOO SERIOUSLY. SHE WENT TO AN IRISH DAY PARTY DOWN THE STREET.

  WHEELS GOES SHOPPING.........I AM SO NOT AGREEING WITH THIS " PANIC SHOPPING ".  THE PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND TOLD EVERYONE JUST " GET WHAT YOU NEED ". NOPE......PEOPLE BOUGHT HUNDREDS OF THINGS THEY WILL NEVER USE UP IN 10 YEARS. CHRIST , EVEN TRUMP CAME OUT AND ANNOUNCED NOT TO PANIC SHOP.

 BEAUTIFUL DAY SO MY KID AND I CLEANED THE NAIL AND THAN STOPPED AT RITA'S WATER ICE. AFTER THAT I TOOK HER PRACTICE DRIVING AT A LOCAL BUSINESS CENTER. I POSTED SOME PICTURES OF IT.

 I WATCHED A MOVIE CALLED ANNA. IT WAS GOOD ONLY BECAUSE THE LEAD ACTRESS LOOKED LIKE MY YOUNGEST. ANYWAY , THE FLASHBACKS FINALLY GOT SUPER ANNOYING.

 WHEELS ORDERS DINNER FROM ZESTO'S AND WE CHILL. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF OUTLANDER WHICH I FELL ASLEEP ON. I HAD TO RE-WATCH THE LAST 8 MINUTES.

  OUR YOUNGEST AND PUPPY JOIN US TO WATCH PARASITE. THIS MOVIE WON BEST PICTURE AND I MUST SAY IT WAS GOOD BUT THE ENDING CAME OUT OF LEFT FIELD. I GET THE REASONING FOR THE VERY ENDING BUT IT WAS WAY TOO FAR FOR ME.

  OFF TO BED AND THE PUP DOES ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE CRATE. SHE WASN'T THE  BEST AND SHE CRIED SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. BY 5:15AM I FINALLY GOT HER. I WALKED AND FED HER. NOW , SHE IS IN MY BED.

     MONDAY     3 - 16 - 20

  WELP , THIS SUCKS. SHIT GOT REAL.

  THIS MANDATORY SHUT-DOWN OF BARS MAKES TOTAL SENSE BUT MAN ARE WE GONNA TAKE A BATH. SOME SAY THIS SHUT-DOWN COULD LAST UNTIL AUGUST. NOT SURE IF I CAN MAKE IT THAT LONG.

  I MAKE A LIST OF HOME PROJECTS. I GUESS NOW IS THE TIME RIGHT ?  I AM WATCHING CNN AND THEY INTERVIEW A SPECIALIST PSYCHOLOGIST. HE SUGGESTED , " DO THOSE HOME PROJECTS THAT WERE ON HOLD FOR SO LONG TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED ". MAN , THAT IS ONE SMART MAN.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO CENTER CITY. SHE WAS ALLOTTED A ONE HOUR WINDOW OF TIME TO GET HER STUFF OUT OF HER DORM ROOM. IT IS SO BITTERSWEET.  THIS KID LOVES COLLEGE AND NOW SHE IS FORCED TO MOVE OUT. AGAIN , THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO " FLATTEN THE CURVE " BUT FELT BAD FOR HER. SHE SEEMS TO BE TAKING IT WELL.  WE GOT LUCKY WITH A PARKING SPOT AND WE MOVED VERY QUICKLY EMPTYING HER ROOM AND LOADING INTO OUR VAN.

  WE MAKE GOOD TIME COMING HOME AND DECIDED TO STOP AT MY PARENTS TO CHECK ON THEM. WE HAVE A NICE LUNCH.

  BACK HOME WE UNLOAD A 1,000 THINGS. WE SETTLE IN AND MOSTLY THE PUPPY IS HAPPY TO SEE EVERYONE.

  I MAKE A LIST OF 10 PROJECTS. TODAY I STARTED ONE OF THEM.  I BROKE DOWN A VERY LARGE REAR PROJECTED TV THAT WAS SITTING IN MY BASEMENT. IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE IT WORKS GOOD AND I EVEN TRIED TO GIVE IT AWAY ON WEBSITES. TODAY.....IT IS IN 15 PIECES.  EVERYONE HELPS ME LOAD THE TV PIECES INTO THE VAN. I WILL UNLOAD IT TOMORROW AT THE NAIL'S DUMPSTER. LOOKS LIKE EACH WEEK I WILL UNLOAD SOMETHING.

 REALISTICALLY THIS SHUT DOWN COULD EASILY GO TO AUGUST. WE ARE TALKING A FULL RECESSION AND THE NAIL WILL TAKE A PRETTY BIG HIT.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  WE HAVE A NICE LEFTOVER DINNER WHILE THE KIDS ORDER SUSHI.

  OUR ELDEST NOT TAKING THIS " HOME SHELTERING " OR " SOCIAL DISTANCING " TOO SERIOUSLY. SHE WENT TO A FRIEND'S BOND FIRE PARTY. I WILL STEP IN FROM NOW ON.

 WATCHED AMERICAN IDOL AND 20/20 ON THE VIRUS OUTBREAK.

  I TRIED TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL BUT WAS TOO TIRED.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. EVEN WHEN THE PUP JUMPED ON MY BED AROUND 6AM.

  TUESDAY      3 - 17 - 20

  THE NEWS SAYS , " THE MILLENNIALS ARE NOT DOING THEIR PART. " THEY ARE RIGHT........I KNOW.

  WATCHING THE NEWS PRETTY MUCH 8+ HOURS OF THE DAY. THIS IS GETTING PRETTY DAMN REAL WHEN THE U.S. HAS VIRUS CASES DOUBLE SINCE FRIDAY. THIS IS SOME SERIOUS SHIT AND NOT ALL OF US ARE FOLLOWING WHAT OUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE ASKING. IF IT KEEPS DOUBLING WE COULD HIT A MILLION CASES IN A YEAR.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO START DOWNSIZING EVERYTHING. ONE OWNER I KNOW OF A VERY LARGE BAR EMPTIED HIS PLACE OF ALL ALCOHOL.  PROBABLY NOT THE WORST IDEA. I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR CONSOLIDATING THINGS. I ALSO EMPTIED MY VAN OF ALL THE TV PARTS.

 BACK HOME I WORK OUTSIDE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP. I TOOK SOME THINGS OUT OF OUR GARAGE. I WAS REALLY SURPRISED I COULD NOT FIND MORE THINGS TO GET RID OF. I HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN.

  I AM LOOKING FOR A SMALL UTILITY TRAILER. I HAVE A REAL SMALL ONE IN MY GARAGE BUT IT CAN ONLY BE PULLED BY MY RIDING MOWER. I NEED SOMETHING LARGER TO LOAD MULCH UP AND DISTRIBUTE AROUND THE GARDENS. I EVEN TESTED IT UP AGAINST OUR JEEP WHICH HAS A HITCH. I AM NOT SURE IF IT WILL WORK BUT I MAY BE ABLE TO MACGYVER IT FOR SHORT DISTANCES.

 SPEAKING OF DISTANCING. WE ARE SUPPOSE TO BE " SOCIAL DISTANCING " AND " SELF SHELTERING ".....WE ARE NOT. I MEAN I CLOSED THE NAIL FOR CHRIST SAKE. WHEELS GOES OUT TO BUY COOKIES AND 3 PLACES TO FIND EGGS. OUR ELDEST INVITES A FRIEND OVER TO HANG WITH. HE IS STILL WORKING AT A GAMING STORE WITH MANY PEOPLE COMING AND GOING. ALL AMERICANS ARE ASKED TO DO ONE SIMPLE THING AND WE CAN'T. IN THE NEWS ONE GUY REFUSED TO SELF SHELTER SO THE POLICE SURROUNDED HIS HOME. WHEN HE CAME OUT....THEY SHOT HIM.

 OK , THEY DIDN'T SHOOT HIM BUT DID ARREST HIM FOR BEING AN IDIOT.

  NOT SERIOUS ENOUGH ?  POLICE HAVE BEEN ORDERED NOT TO ARREST ANYONE ON NON-VIOLENT CRIMES. BASICALLY , YOU CAN ROB A CAR AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I CLEAN ALL LEAVES AROUND OUR BBQ/TRASH CAN AREA ALONG WITH DOWN OUR OUTSIDE STEPS.  THE STEPS AND DRAIN AT THE BOTTOM MUST BE CLEAR BEFORE ANY RAIN STORM.

 ON A SPORTS NOTE - TOM BRADY IS LEAVING THE PATRIOTS AFTER 20 YEARS. THERE'S SOME LOYALTY FOR YA. IT'S AMAZING , WHEN YOU STOP WINNING , IT STOPS RELATIONSHIPS IN ITS TRACKS. HIM AND THE COUCH HAD A GOOD " RELATIONSHIP " ONLY BECAUSE THEY WON SO MUCH.  TWENTY FUCKING YEARS AND SEE YA !!! WE KNOW THE COACH IS AN ASSHOLE BUT PLAYERS ACTUALLY SAY BRADY IS VERY COOL.

 I GO ON MY ROOF TO CLEAR PINE NEEDLES OUT OF THE METAL VALLEYS WE HAVE. THESE PINE NEEDLES BUILD UP AND CAN EASILY START A LEAK ON A STRONG RAIN. I KNOW......IT DID ONE YEAR.

  DID SOME LEGWORK ON VERTICAL SIDING. I FINISHED ABOUT HALF ON OUR PATIO 3 YEARS AGO AND I LIKE TO FINISH THE REST.

 BROUGHT UPSTAIRS FROM OUR BASEMENT CONSTRUCTION MASKS. I HAVE NOT USED THESE IN YEARS.

 WHEELS AND I SLICE LUNCH MEAT.  THE UPSTAIRS IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT. I KNOW BECAUSE OUR KID IS STOCKING FOOD , DRINK , AND KITCHEN SUPPLIES UP THERE. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH ANY FOOD UPSTAIRS. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE SAYING THIS TO MY DAD. HE FUCKING PUT ME THROUGH A WALL AND THROW THE FRIDGE DOWN THE STEPS............WHICH I AM VERY CLOSE TO DOING.

  A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST. OUR ELDEST ORDERS FOOD AGAIN AND EATS UPSTAIRS. AGAIN , MY PARENTS WOULD HAVE A SHIT FIT IF ANY OF THE SONS EVER FUCKING DID THIS. 

  AFTER DINNER I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL WHICH I STARTED LAST NIGHT. I FINISHED IT TODAY AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. LATER WE WATCHED A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF OUTLANDER.

  THE NEWS IS SO SCARY AND DEPRESSING THAT I AM ACTUALLY GETTING SICK OF HEARING SO MUCH PANIC AND BAD UPDATES. BUT , WE NEED TO DO THIS.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I TOSS AND TURN ALL NIGHT. UP EVERY FRIGGIN' HOUR. OUR YOUNGEST TAKES THE PUP FOR THE NIGHT. THE PUP STARTED IN THE CRATE BUT BY 5:15AM SHE WANTED OUT.

 EARLIER , I SNUGGLED WITH MY YOUNGEST AND SAID , " MAN , THIS IS GOING TO BE NICE TO DO EVERYDAY UNTIL AUGUST. " SHE GROANS.

 ANOTHER DREAM ABOUT L.M. AND D.E. AT THEIR HOME. I STOPPED BY TO VISIT AND AGAIN NO ONE WOULD TALK TO ME EXCEPT L.M.  SHE WAS SAD AND LOOKED STRESSED OUT. SHE LOOKED SO DRAINED I FELT BAD FOR HER.

   WEDNESDAY     3 - 18 - 20

  I LITERALLY DID NOT KNOW WHAT DAY IT WAS. I HAD TO CHECK MY CELL PHONE.

  SOME POSITIVE SIGNS IN CHINA AND INDIA WITH A COMBATANT TO THE VIRUS.  LOOKS LIKE THE U.S. WILL FAST TRACK THIS ANTIVIRAL TREATMENT.

 CONTINUING MY OUTDOOR PROJECTS WITH MY FAVORITE THING TO DO........WEEDING.  I DID 5 GARDENS TODAY. I HAD THE PUP OUT WITH ME 2 1/2 HOURS. I ALSO WENT THROUGH MY GARAGE TO THROW SOME THINGS OUT. I STILL ONLY ADDED A LITTLE BIT TO MY PILE.

 KIDS PICK UP WEEDS FOR ME AND FILL SOME TRASHCANS. THEY ALSO PICKED UP ALL THE SEA SHELLS FROM ALL GARDENS.

  A FRIEND STOPS OVER TO RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE LAST MINUTE. I KINDA CAN'T BLAME HIM. IT'S A GOOD PLACE TO GO WITH NO ONE AROUND. WE STAYED 10 FEET APART.

  MULCHING WITHOUT MY CRAP VAN LEAVES ME SOME DECISIONS :

 1 - USE MY NEW VAN. ( FREE )

 2 - HAVE A DELIVERY ( $420 - $600 )

 3 - PURCHASE A SMALL UTILITY TRAILER ( $200 - $500 PLUS PURCHASING A HITCH ( $20 ) - WOULD ONLY USE IT SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR )

 4 - HAVE SOMEONE DELIVER & MULCH ( $600 - $1,000 )

  I HAVE A SMALL UTILITY TRAILER IN MY GARAGE BUT IT CAN ONLY BE PULLED BY OUR RIDING MOWER. I COULD MACGYVER IT WITH HIGHER WALLS AND SOME HOW CONNECT IT TO MY JEEP WITCH HAS A HITCH ALREADY.

  DINNER WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND WE CHILL WITH THE PUP.

 HAD TO GIVE THE STOP SIGN TO OUR ELDEST. SHE WANTED TO GO TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR A FIRE PIT PARTY. I SWEAR THESE KIDS ARE JUST NOT GETTING IT. IT TOOK US 20 MINUTES TO CONVINCE THE KID OF THE SEVERITY OF THIS PLAGUE.

  SETTLE IN AND WATCH SOME TV. SOME VERY GOOD EPISODES OF OUTLANDER AND THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON.  WITH THE OJ TRIAL I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON FACTS VS COLLUSION. IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING HOW ATTORNEYS CAN BLUR WHAT THEY WANT...........WHETHER GOOD OR BAD.

 OFF TO BED. WE CONTINUE TO CRATE THE PUP. SHE IS BEING GOOD BUT SHE GOT ME UP AT 5:15AM. THE GOOD THING SHE EATS , PEES , AND POOPS ALL IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES SO I AM BACK TO BED QUITE QUICKLY.

 WHILE THE PUP WAS EATING I USED THE BATHROOM. I TOOK SOME ASPIRIN. MAN THAT MULCHING TOOK SOME ENERGY OUT OF ME.

  THURSDAY       3 - 19 - 20

  GETTING PRICING FOR MULCH AND A TRAILER.  BOTH ARE DIFFICULT.

  DELIVERING MULCH IS $400+. SO FAR THAT IS THE BEST PRICE I CAN GET FOR THE AMOUNT NEEDED. TO HAVE MULCH DELIVERED AND INSTALLED I GOT A PRICE OF $1100.  THIS IS TOUGH DECISION BECAUSE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WE GET VERY GOOD MULCH FOR FREE.

  SO I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A DECENT TRAILER FOR OVER A MONTH NOW. USING MY RUSTY NAIL ACCOUNT I LOW BALLED A GUY AND HE TOLD ME TO GO TO HOME DEPOT....BASICALLY TO GO POUND SAND. SO , I USED ANOTHER ACCOUNT AND CONTACTED HIM AGAIN AFTER A MONTH. HE CAME DOWN IN PRICE AND IT IS A VERY GOOD DEAL.

 I NEED A BALL HITCH FOR MY CAR WHICH ALREADY HAS A MOUNT. SO , I NEED TO LOOK FOR ONE.

  TAKE A RIDE WITH THE KIDS TO THE NAIL TO JUST GET THEM OUT.  WE DECIDE TO GET ALL BEER AND LIQUOR OUT OF THE NAIL.  I ALSO REMOVED ALL CASH.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL AND HAVE DINNER.  MY YOUNGEST ASKS IF SHE CAN GO TO VALLEY FORGE PARK WITH 3 FRIENDS. SHE KNEW THE ANSWER BEFORE SHE FINISHED THE QUESTION.

  OF COURSE I WATCHED THE NEWS.....SO DEPRESSING. ONE FAMILY HAD 4 MEMBERS DIE WITHIN DAYS OF EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS. JESUS THAT IS JUST CRUSHINGLY SAD.

  A BAND ASKED ME TO DO A LIVE FEED FROM THE NAIL. IT BE JUST THE BAND AND A COUPLE OF PEOPLE. I NIXED IT. I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO BUNKER DOWN AND CHILL DURING THIS EPIDEMIC. I STILL THINK IT IS OKAY TO GO OUTSIDE , DRIVE AROUND , AND DO SOME WORK AWAY FROM PEOPLE. THAT IS THE KEY.......DISTANCING.

  SPRING BREAKERS WERE CALLED STUPID...AND THEY ARE. THEY ARE NOW SHUTTING DOWN ALL BEACHES AND AIRLINES WILL FOLLOW.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL.......VERY GOOD.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF OUTLANDER...........VERY GOOD.

  ALL OF US WATCH A SERIES CALLED GET DOWN. THE FIRST EPISODE WAS 90 MINUTES. IT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE SERIES ON NETFLIX TODAY. I CAN SEE WHY IT DID NOT LIVE UP TO ITS MONEY AMOUNT WITH THE RATINGS. I WAS SO-SO ON THIS SHOW.....AT BEST.

  TRIED SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO TRY TO SLEEP. I TOOK SOME NYQUIL. IT WORKED PRETTY GOOD.

  SATURDAY      3 - 21 - 20

  REALLY THOUGHT THIS HOME SHELTERING WOULD ACTUALLY BE NICE BONDING FOR A LITTLE BIT.  I GUESS STRESS AND WORRY OVERLAP BONDING. PEOPLE JUST DO NOT CHANGE NO MATTER WHAT. I ALWAYS SAID PEOPLE USE THE " I " WORD WAY MORE THAN HELPING OTHERS.  MY MOTTO IN LIFE , " I WILL DO 10 THINGS FOR YOU BEFORE YOU DO ONE FOR  ME. " THIS IS HOW MY PARENTS BROUGHT ME UP.

  I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A TRAILER TO DO MULCHING WITH. I DO NOT WANT TO PACK THE NEW VAN WITH DIRT. I RECEIVED ABOUT 5 ESTIMATES FOR MULCHING AND DELIVERING AND ALL OF THEM ARE PRETTY EXPENSIVE.  I KNOW PEOPLE CALL ME CHEAP ( EVEN THOUGH I OWN 2 WATERFRONT VACATION HOMES ) BUT FREE AND DOING IT YOURSELF MAKES MORE SENSE TO ME. IT SUCKS I HAVE TO DO IT MYSELF WITH NO HELP.  I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD BECAUSE WHEN I WAS LIVING WITH MY PARENTS IF THEY ASKED ME TO DO SOMETHING THE WORD " NO " WAS NEVER SAID......NOT ONE FUCKING TIME. IT WOULD BE INCONCEIVABLE TO SAY " NO " TO MY DAD OR MOM. 

 A LOT DIFFERENT WITH TODAY'S YOUNG ADULTS. IN NEW JERSEY LIQUOR STORES WERE SUPPOSE TO BE CLOSED. ONE STORE OPENED AND LINES WERE FORMED IMMEDIATELY AROUND THE CORNER. THE POLICE CAME AND SHUT IT DOWN. YOUNG PEOPLE WERE LAUGHING AND SAYING THEY GOT THEIR " BOOZE ON ".

  ANOTHER STORY OF A WOMAN 95 YEARS OLD BEING INTERVIEWED BEHIND A DOOR OF HER HOME FOR SAFETY. THE REPORTER ASKED , " WHY DO YOU THINK THESE KIDS WILL NOT LEAVE THE BEACHES ? " SHE RESPONDED , " WHEN I WAS YOUNG WE JUST DID WHAT OUR PARENTS OR ELDERS ASKED US. WE NEVER QUESTIONED IT. MAYBE THAT'S WHY I AM 95 YEARS OLD. " I COULD NOT AGREE MORE.

  I ACTUALLY GOT NERVOUS TODAY ABOUT TAKING A RIDE TO GET SOME THINGS I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. WELL , IT STRUCK TWICE. NOT NERVOUS ABOUT THE VIRUS BUT HOW THINGS WOULD LINE UP. I WAS AMAZED EVERYTHING LINED UP PERFECTLY.

  SO MY PLAN HAD 2 PARTS. IF THE FIRST PART DID NOT WORK.....I WAS SCREWED WITH A PERFECT PLAN.

  1 - DRIVE TO LANSDALE AND PICK UP A BALL & HITCH MOUNT. I HAVE THE SLEEVE OR " TONGUE " ALREADY INSTALLED ON MY CAR SO THIS COULD BE A HUGE SCORE. IT HAS TO BE 1 1/4". IF IT IS NOT THE RIGHT SIZE I WILL GO TO A LOWES OR HOME DEPOT WHICH I SO DO NOT WANT TO DO......MOST NEED TO BE ORDERED ONLINE AND IT WOULD TAKE WAY MORE TIME. I FIND A NICE WOMAN ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE AND SHE SAYS SHE WILL SELL ME HER'S FOR $10. TOTAL PRICE FOR ALL PARTS I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS OVER $70. I KNOW THIS IS CHEAPIE BUT AGAIN....WHY NOT INVESTIGATE. INSTRUCTIONS WERE SHE LEAVE THE HITCH IN A BAG ON HER DRIVEWAY. IF IT FITS I WOULD LEAVE MONEY IN AN ENVELOPE UNDER HER DOOR MAT. I ARRIVE IN VERY GOOD TIME AND THERE'S THE BAG IN THE DRIVEWAY. I PULL UP , GET OUT , GRAB THE HITCH , AND SEE IF IT FITS. I AM ASTONISHED IT MATCHED PERFECTLY. I PUT $10 IN AN ENVELOPE AND SLIDE IT UNDER HER DOOR MAT. I KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND AS I WAS GETTING IN ME CAR I WAVE AND SAY , " THANK YOU AND BE SAFE ". SHE RECIPROCATES. SHE WAS VERY COOL AS WE COMMUNICATED VIA FACEBOOK MESSAGING. IMAGINE THAT.....JUST BEING POLITE AND NICE ?

 2 - DRIVE TO BETHLEHEM TO PICK UP A TRAILER. IT IS THE SIZE I WANT AND THE PRICE IS SPOT ON. I SEARCHED FOR 2 MONTHS AND NOTHING WAS UNDER $500. THIS GUY WANTED $200. I ASKED , " HAVE YOU GOT OFFERS ? " HE REPLIED , " YES , ALOT. " THIS TOLD ME HE WAS NOT NEGOTIATING TOO MUCH PLUS IT IS THE SAME GUY I LOWBALLED 2 MONTHS AGO SO I SIMPLY ASKED , " WHAT PRICE WOULD YOU BE CONTENT WITH ? " I KNEW HE WAS SICK OF TRYING TO SELL IT AND THE PRICE WOULD COME DOWN. HE RESPONDED , " $140 " . THIS WAS MORE THAN FAIR AND HE JUST PUT ON NEW TIRES.

 2A - OF COURSE HIS ADDRESS IS NOT ON THE STREET BUT HE CALLS ME AND I AM ONLY 1 BLOCK AWAY. THE GUY IS COOL AND WE TALK AND KEEP OUR DISTANCE. HE HELPS LOCK THE TRAILER TO THE HITCH AND I WAS OUT OF THERE. NOW THE DRIVE HOME......NERVOUS BY MYSELF. I HAD TO DRIVE AND KEEP AN EYE ON THE TRAILER TOO.

  I WAS PRETTY NERVOUS DRIVING WITH A TRAILER. I KEPT THINKING IF THIS THING POPS OFF I AM GOING TO CAUSE A HUGE ACCIDENT. TRAFFIC WAS LIGHT AND THE EXPRESSWAY MOVED NICELY. I NEVER DROVE OVER 50 MPH. I MAKE IT HOME SAFELY.

  I DECIDE TO CONTINUE TO WEED WHACK WHAT I DID NOT FINISH YESTERDAY BECAUSE MY 2 BATTERIES FAILED. I CHARGED THEM OVER NIGHT AND SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR WHACKING. IT WORKED NICELY.

  BACK INSIDE I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED A STAR IS BORN. IT STARS LADY GAGA AND BRADLEY COOPER. OVERALL IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE BUT I HAD SOME ISSUES.  BUT IT WAS COOL HAVING SAM ELLIOTT , DAVE CHAPPELLE , AND ANDREW DICE CLAY IN IT.

  ONE WEEK OFF - NO WRITING - DAMN COVID - 19

 SUNDAY     3 - 29 - 20

  THIS COVID-19 VIRUS IS VERY SERIOUS AND PEOPLE ARE STILL TAKING IT LIGHTLY. TO THIS DAY I STILL SEE COLLEGE KIDS PLAYING FULL COURT BASKETBALL TOGETHER AND ON THE NEWS THEY INTERVIEWED A MINISTER WHO ALLOWED HIS CHURCH TO FILL UP WITH PARISHIONERS TO HAVE PRAYER. HE FIGURED GOD WOULD BLESS AND KEEP THEM SAFE.

  I WANTED TO TAKE ONE WEEK OFF FROM COMPUTER WEBSITES ( FACEBOOK , ETC ) AND CELL PHONES.

  WATCHING TRUMP EVERY DAY IS JUST A PURE SHIT SHOW. THIS GUY REPRESENTS OUR COUNTRY.....JESUS CHRIST. HIS VOCABULARY HAS ABOUT 50 WORDS AND HE CUTS UP GOVERNORS. I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT BTU PEOPLE LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE IS THE HOWARD STERN OF POLITICS.

  FOR ONE WEEK I DECIDED TO TAKE A BREAK FROM WRITING.  SO HERE IS SOME HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS PAST WEEK.

 - IT IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING WATCHING THE NEWS AND EACH DAY IT CONTINUES TO GET WORSE.

 - WHEELS , KIDS , AND PUP STAY AT MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR THE WEEK. THEY RETURNED TODAY AND SAID THEY LOVED IT UP THERE......LESS PEOPLE. I CAN'T BLAME THEM.

 - I HAD MY OUTDOOR PROJECTS TO KEEP ME BUSY AND THEY SURE DID.

 - WEEDED THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. I HAD WEEDS ALL OVER THE STREET , DRIVEWAY , AND OUR YARD. OVER 4 HOURS 10 DIFFERENT PEOPLE STOPPED THEIR VEHICLES DRIVING BY OR WALKING AND SAID THEY LOVED OUR FRONT GARDENS. ONE OLDER GENTLEMAN WAS MY FAVORITE AND SAID , " I ALWAYS ENJOY  DRIVING BY YOUR HOUSE AND REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DONE WITH YOUR PROPERTY. " I REPLIED , " I PAY $10 AN HOUR IF YOU LIKE TO HELP." HE GIGGLES AND DROVE AWAY. THEY GUY WAS AT LEAST 90 YEARS OLD.

 - WEED WHACKED THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. I WENT CRAZY WITH THIS BECAUSE SOON I WILL TACKLE SEALING THE DRIVEWAY. REMEMBER THE CRAIGSLIST PURCHASE OF 14 FIVE GALLON BUCKETS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER I GOT 6 MONTHS AGO ?

 - CUT THE LAWNS. MY RIDING MOWER IS A BEAST. AFTER A LONG WINTER IT BASICALLY STARTED RIGHT UP.

 - RE-CUT LARGE LOG BORDERS ALONG OUR LARGEST GARDEN OUT FRONT. EVERY DAY I HAVE MY TOOLS , EXTENSION CORDS , RADIO , AND MORE OUT THERE.

 - I USED CARPETING TO COVER AS MUCH GARDENS AS I COULD. WHY ? - I AM NOT A FAN OF WEEDING. I GOT A TON OF NEW CARPET FROM A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE 10 MONTHS AGO BUT NEVER USED IT. THE LARGE CARPET JUST SAT IN OUR GARAGE. DID YOU KNOW CARPET TAKE 1,000 YEARS TO BIO-DEGRADE IN A LAND FILL ?  THEY RECOMMEND HOME OWNERS TO USE THEM IN YOUR GARDENS AND YARD AREAS TO PREVENT WEEDS AND SAVE THE LANDFILLS.....AS LONG AS THEY ARE POROUS.

 - WORKING ON MY NEW " USED " TRAILER. I HAVE SPENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME AND I FOUND OUT OUR CAR ALREADY HAS WIRING TO IT. I ORDERED A $5 DOLLAR PART FROM HOME DEPOT AND GOT ALL THE LIGHTS TO WORK ON THE TRAILER. IT WAS AWESOME. UNFORTUNATELY , I BLEW A FUSE. I SPENT OVER AN HOUR SEARCHING FOR THE BLOWN FUSE. LITTLE DID I KNOW THERE IS A 2ND FUSE BOX UNDER THE STEERING WHEEL. I SEARCHED THE WRONG FUSE BOX IN THE ENGINE AREA. BY 4PM I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED TO CONTINUE IT. I WILL TACKLE IT AGAIN TOMORROW. TO GET THE LIGHTS TO WORK WAS KINDA COOL......UNTIL IT WENT TO SHIT.

 - THE WORK ON THE TRAILER HAD SEVERAL SMALL PROJECTS TOO. ONE DAY WHILE IT WAS RAINING I SET UP LIGHTS IN OUR GARAGE. I TURNED ON OUR OLD STEREO AND WORKED WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC. IT WAS CALMING BUT ALSO FRUSTRATING. I WANTED TO REMOVE " THE TONGUE " OF THE TRAILER HITCH TO EASIER GET TO WIRING. OF COURSE , ONE F'N BOLT WOULD NOT COME OFF AND WAS VERY INACCESSIBLE. I WASTED 1 HOUR AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER. OF COURSE , ONE BOLT WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO SCREW THE NUT BACK ON. I HAD TO REPLACE IT. SIMPLE JOBS AND I SPENT OVER 3 HOURS IN THE GARAGE. I PAINTED A METAL BAR TO BE ATTACHED TO THE BACK AND INSTALLED A LICENSE PLATE WHILE USING MY BROTHER P-TOUCH WRITING THE WORD " TRAILER " ON THE LICENSE PLATE. YEP , THIS IS TOTALLY ILLEGAL BUT I AM USING THIS TRAILER MAYBE TWICE A YEAR AT MOST SO I REALLY DO NOT FEEL LIKE GOING THROUGH THE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW WITH ALL THE VIRUS SHIT GOING ON.

 - CONTACTED OUR LOCAL PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. THEY ARE NOT COLLECTING WEEDS ON WEDNESDAYS FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS AND MULCH IS NOT BEING PRODUCED RIGHT NOW. I SPENT TIME FINDING THE 8 PARKS WHERE MULCH IS BEING DELIVERED AND IT USUALLY IS IN THE BEGINNING OF APRIL BUT WHO THE HELL KNOWS NOW. MY YARD IS WONDERFULLY WEEDED WITH UPSIDE DOWN CARPET ON IT.....BLOW.

 - I ALSO BEEN TAKING RIDES TO THE NAIL TO CHECK THE MAIL , CLEAN SURFACES , AND PAINTED THE BAR. I REMOVED ALL BEER AND BOOZE TO HOME TOO.

 - ONE THING I NOTICED BEING BY YOURSELF FOR A WEEK......YOU DON'T TALK MUCH. IT WAS KINDA WEIRD LIKE I WAS IN THE MOVIE CAST AWAY WITH TOM HANKS. YOU JUST DON'T TALK. I DID OCCASIONALLY TALK TO MY PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS THOUGH.

 - SPEAKING OF MOVIES AND TV. HERE IS A LIST : TIGER KING ( HOLY SHIT - IT IS BLOWING UP THE INTERNET AND #1 SERIES ON NETFLIX - TRUE EVENTS ) , PICARD ( VERY GOOD ) , THE HUNTERS ( TRUE EVENTS - VERY GOOD - THE OPENING SCENE IS F'D UP BIG TIME ) , ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD ( SLOW MOVING BUT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. I REALLY LIKED THE " ALTERNATIVE " ENDING ) , AND THE PLATFORM ( VERY BAD - SOUND OR SPEAKING PARTS WERE HORRIBLE WITH ECHOING ).

 - ON CRAIGSLIST I FOUND A GUY WHO REMOVES ANY BIG APPLIANCES AND MORE FOR.......FREE. THIS GUY IS EXCELLENT.  HE CAME OUT TO OUR HOUSE AND TOOK THINGS SITTING IN OUR GARAGE FOR OVER 5 YEARS........A DRYER , WASHER , A SLOW COOKER & SUPER HEAVY OVEN , CANDY MACHINE , AND 2 TOOL BOXES.  THIS REALLY HELPED CLEAR SOME SPACE OUT OF OUR GARAGE. DURING THE WEEK I SPENT AT LEAST 4 HOURS CLEANING , ORGANIZING , AND TRASHING THINGS TO THE NAIL DUMPSTER......BEST DUMPSTER EVER.

 - SPENT SOME TIME ORGANIZING MY TOOL ROOM IN OUR BASEMENT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING THINGS OUT OF THERE TOO.

 - I SEARCHED THE HOUSE 2 TIMES OVER FOR OUR BROTHER P-TOUCH PRINTING MACHINE. IT ENDS UP IN MY BEDROOM WHERE I ABSOLUTELY KNEW IT WAS. I CHECK UNDER MY BED AND NOTHING , BUT WHILE ON THE GROUND I TURN AND SEE IT IS UNDER A FILING CABINET IN MY ROOM.......45 MINUTES WASTED. THOUGH I DID FIND A TON OF OTHER STUFF.

 - I HAVE BEEN PLAYING SOME FUN ENTERTAINING GAMES OF SCRABBLE AND POKER.

 - TALK TO AND EMAILED 2 DIFFERENT EMPLOYEES AT " J & L SIDING AND ROOFING ". NEITHER GOT BACK TO ME.

 - WAS CHECKING MY CELL PHONE ONCE A DAY. I TURN IT ON AND THERE WOULD BE 30 TEXTS FROM A GROUP EMAIL. I AM REALLY NOT A FAN OF THESE.

 - FOR 5 YEARS I HAVE BEEN ASKING A RENTER TO MOVE AN ABANDONED CAR IN THE DRIVEWAY. THE ANSWER OF 100 TIMES IS ALWAYS " I AM WAITING FOR THE STATE TO SEND ME A TITLE " OR " MY BROTHER IS PICKING IT UP TOMORROW. " THIS WENT ON FOR 5 YEARS. I TRIED TO CUT THE LAWN ON MY RIDING MOWER AND COULD NOT GET BY THE 2 VEHICLES. I RETURN HOME AND GO TO CRAIGSLIST. I FIND A GUY WHO TOWS VEHICLES AND PAYS $150. I CALL HIM AND HE SAYS " I WILL BE THERE IN ONE HOUR. "

  OF COURSE I GET A TEXT FROM OUR RENTER. THE KITCHEN AREA I FIXED AND ROOF IS ALL FINE. ABOVE THE KITCHEN SHE HAS BEEN CLEANING AND ORGANIZING. SHE MOVED A LARGE CLOTHES CHEST AND THE WALL WAS CAVED IN A DETERIORATED...........NICE.

  AFTER WORKING ON THE TRAILER AND GARAGE I SETTLED IN WITH WHEELS , KIDS , AND THE PUPPY. THEY TAUGHT THE PUP TO JUMP THROUGH A HULA HOOP.....TOO FUNNY. ANYWAY , WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF OUTLANDER ( GOOD ) AND AN EPISODE OF OZARK ( EXCELLENT ).

  OFF TO BED TO WATCH THE NEWS IN MY BEDROOM AND FALL ASLEEP. I WAS UP AT 5AM. I FINALLY GOT UP AT 5:30AM. I WALKED THE PUP AND FED HER. LET THE VIRUS RIDDEN DAY BEGIN.

 OH , WHEN I GOT UP AT 5:30AM OUR HOUSE SMELLED LIKE POT.

  MONDAY     3 - 30 - 20

  WORKED ON THE TRAILER'S LIGHTING SYSTEM AGAIN. I FOUND THE BURNT OUT FUSE AND JUST FLIPPED FLOPPED IT WITH A SIMILAR FUSE. I INSTALLED A HANDLE AND 2 HOOKS AND PAINTED THEM ALONG WITH TESTING SAFETY CHAINS.  AFTER 30 MINUTES OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE WIRING I DECIDED TO JUST DO ONE WIRE AT A TIME. THIS WAS THE BEST WAY TO TROUBLE SHOOT. WITHIN MINUTES I HAD BOTH TURN SIGNALS WORKING AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS. THIS IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. I REALLY GOT LUCKY ONE OF OUR VEHICLES ALREADY HAD A HITCH AND WIRING. THIS WAS A HUGE SCORE. NOW.....WHEN WILL THE MULCH COME IN ?

  I EMAILED THE TOWNSHIP AND THE REP GOT BACK TO ME VERY QUICKLY. THEY ARE NOT PICKING UP YARD TRASH ANYMORE. THIS IS NOT GOOD SINCE I HAVE 7 TRASHCANS OF WEEDS AND ALL OUR GARDENS ARE READY FOR MULCHING.

  TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO TAKE MORE BOOZE OUT AND DUMP 3 LARGE BOXES OF ADULT DIAPERS. YEP.......ADULT DIAPERS I GOT OFF CRAIGSLIST FOR FREE TO HELP OUR AILING DOG. I WAS GOING TO GIVE THEM TO A NURSING HOME. I WAITED ABOUT 6+ MONTHS BUT NO ONE WANTED THEM. I SAVED ONE PACK FOR MYSELF.....OR MAYBE FOR A CERTAIN FAMILY MEMBER AT AN EAGLES GAMES. HE HAS A VERY SMALL BLADDER.

 TALKED TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT FAMILY MEMBERS TODAY. EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE HANGING IN THERE.

  THE NEWS CONTINUES TO BE MORE BLEAKER BY THE DAY.

 OUR ACCOUNTANT SAYS I CAN APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE THE GOVERNMENT SHUT OUR BAR DOWN. GOING BY OUR TAX RETURNS IT WON'T BE MUCH. WE HAVE 2 OTHER AVENUES TO GET MONETARY SUPPORT.

  WATCHING MORE TV - OZARK ( EXCELLENT ) , PICARD ( VERY GOOD ) , THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON ( MIND BLOWING HOW DIRECT PHYSICAL EVIDENCE IS JUST CLOUDED BY SUPER UNETHICAL ATTORNEYS ) 

  THEY DID A SURVEY ON THIS TRIAL. SOME INTERESTING NUMBERS :

  1994 - THE HEIGHT OF THE TRIAL -  78% OF WHITE PEOPLE SAID O.J. WAS GUILTY.

                                                              - 22% OF AFRICAN AMERICANS SAID O.J. WAS GUILTY. ( 78% NOT GUILTY )

  2015 - THE MOST RECENT POLL BY THE WASHINGTON POST :

                                                              - 83% OF WHITE PEOPLE SAID O.J. WAS GUILTY.

                                                              - 57% OF AFRICAN AMERICANS SAID O.J. WAS GUILTY. ( 43% NOT GUILTY )

  A STAGGERING JUMP IN AFRICAN AMERICANS OPINIONS 20 YEARS LATER.

  MADE SOME STILETTOS TONIGHT ALONG WITH SOME BLUE MOONS. WHEELS ALSO GOT A NEW BOTTLE OF APRICOT BRANDY.

  OFF TO BED AND IT WAS MY TURN WITH THE PUP.  I WALKED HER AT 10:30PM AND SHE DID BOTH HER THINGS. IN HER CRATE SHE CRASHED RIGHT AWAY. UNFORTUNATELY , SHE GOT BACK UP AT 3:15AM. I WALKED HER AGAIN AND SHE DID BOTH HER THINGS AGAIN. I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM WRITING THIS BLOG AND PLAYING A LITTLE INTERNET SCRABBLE. BACK IN MY BED WITH THE PUP. IT SUCKS NOT FALLING ASLEEP AGAIN BUT THE PUP DID LINE HERSELF UP ALONG MY BACK WHICH WAS KINDA NICE.

  TUESDAY       3 - 31 - 20

 WELP.....GOTTA FIX IT.

 A RENTAL PROPERTY HAD A SMALL PART OF A LOWER BEDROOM WALL CAVE IN. IT WAS REALLY DETERIORATED. SO , I WENT INTO MY BASEMENT'S CRAWL SPACE AND GOT THE MATERIAL I NEEDED. THAN , EXCHANGED VEHICLES AND LOADED 50 TOOLS. I HEAD TO THE PROPERTY WITH PLASTIC GLOVES AND MASK.

 TRASH MEN DID NOT TAKE MY CANS OF WEEDS. I HAVE 7 BUT I ONLY PUT OUT 2 HOPING THEY TAKE THEM. THEY HAVE IN THE PAST......NOT TODAY.

 I ARRIVE AT THE PROPERTY AND SEE THE OLD S.U.V. VEHICLE IS STILL THERE. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT. THE RENTER SAYS SHE TEXTED THE TOW TRUCK GUY TWICE. I DECIDE TO CALL HIM. HE WAS THERE IN 40 MINUTES AND REMOVED THE VEHICLE AND PAID $150 FOR THE TRUCK.......DONE.

 TOW TRUCK GUY GAVE SOME GOOD ADVICE ON OUR VAN.......FLUSH IT EVERY 2 YEARS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT " FLUSH IT " MEANS BUT I WILL TRY TO STAY ON TOP OF IT. THE RENTER IS SO HAPPY SHE HAS A BACK YARD NOW. ME....IT WAS AN EYE SORE BIG TIME.

 I ALSO CALLED MY NEW CRAIGSLIST HOOK-UP FOR GETTING RID OF APPLIANCES FOR FREE. I HAVE 3 BROKEN WASHING MACHINES IN THE BASEMENT.  YEP....3 TIMES I CHANGED THE WASHING MACHINE THERE. UNFORTUNATELY , HE KEPT PUSHING ME BACK TO AFTER 9PM. I RE-SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW. I WILL TRY TO GET THE MACHINES OUT MYSELF BUT I AM SURE I WILL POP AT LEAST ONE NUT.

  I BEGIN BRINGING TARPS AND TOOLS UP TO THE BEDROOM OF THE RENTAL. FIRST I MUST CLEAR A TON OF DEBRIS. IT IS OLD BRICKS , STONES , LATHE , RED BRICK DUST , AND MORE. ONE SMALL AREA FILLED A TRASH BAG......I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. I CLEAN THE WHOLE WALL AND AREA. I GO OUTSIDE AND CUT 1/4" UNDERLAYMENT TO COVER THE OPEN WALL AREA. THIS IS JUST A PATCH FOR NOW SINCE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE WORLD I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO GET INTO A FULL RE-DRYWALL. I ALSO INSULATED THE WALL WITH FOAM I HAD IN MY BASEMENT.  THIS IS A PAIN IN THE ASS JOB BY I FIGURE A PRICE FOR THIS HAD TO BE AROUND $500 WITH MATERIAL AND LABOR. I TRIM OUT WHERE THE 2 WALLS MEET AND CAULK ALL SEAMS AFTER SCREWING THE WALLS TIGHT. I PUT A FAN ON IT TO DRY THE CAULK AND TOMORROW I WILL PAINT THE WALL TO SEMI-MATCH THE ORIGINAL COLOR.

 OF COURSE I FORGET CERTAIN TOOLS LIKE A CIRCULAR SAW. I DRIVE BACK AND FORTH TO OUR HOUSE TO GET NEEDED MATERIAL AND TOOLS.......LIKE AN IDIOT.  WHEN DONE WITH THE INSTALLATION I CLEAN UP BY VACUUMING THE AREA. I LAY A TARP DOWN AND LEAVE SOME MINOR TOOLS AND PAINT FOR TOMORROW.

 BACK HOME I AM TIRED FROM GOING UP AND DOWN STAIRCASES 20 TIMES. I WAS GOING TO WAIT UNTIL WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY TO DO THIS JOB BUT I FIGURED I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT DAY IT IS ANYWAY SO WHY NOT DO IT NOW. PLUS.......MY YARD PROJECTS CAN WAIT. THIS WAS A KID'S BEDROOM AND NEEDED TO BE FIXED.

  I CHILL AT MY DESK AND FINISH WATCHING AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD......IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WHEELS MAKES A NICE DINNER AND WE CHILL AT THE TABLE.

 BOTH WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST GO FOOD SHOPPING. THEY DO WEAR GLOVES AND MASKS.

  WE MOVE TO THE MAIN ROOM TO WATCH SOME TV SHOWS. ONE EPISODE OF OZARK WAS VERY GOOD. WE ALSO WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON. I AM OVER THE TOP INTRIGUED ABOUT THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY. IT IS JUST AMAZING HOW MANIPULATIVE THE ATTORNEYS CAN BE. ALSO , HOW CRUEL THE MEDIA CAN BE ESPECIALLY WITH MARSHA CLARK.

  EVIDENCE VERSE DOUBT. JOHNNIE COCHRANE AND THE DREAM TEAM SURE DID PLACE DOUBT IN THE JURY'S HEADS. IT WAS COMPLETELY UNETHICAL TO SAY THE LEAST. THEY ONLY CARED ABOUT WINNING AND NOT THE TRUTH. THEY MADE IT SEEM LIKE THE POLICE ( FURMAN AND 2 OTHER OFFICERS ) MOVED BLOOD AROUND TO 5 DIFFERENT AREAS TO " SET-UP " O.J. THE BLACK MAN.  MARSHA CLARK DESCRIBED IT TO SOME AFRICAN AMERICANS IN A BAR WHEN SHE WAS ATTENDING A FUN BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH CHRIS DARDEN. SHE SAID " THIS WAS THE MOST INTRICATE " SET-UP " EVER. WHEN SHE EXPLAINED HOW AND " IF " THE COPS COULD DO THIS IT WOULD OF BEEN COMPARABLE TO MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.

 I HAVE SERVED ON JURY 8 TIMES. THREE TIMES AS A CAPTAIN AND TWICE AS A FOREPERSON. I NEVER GOT CAUGHT UP IN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS PRESENTED BY THE DEFENSE. I JUST LISTENED TO FACTS AND WHAT WAS LOGICAL. O.J.'S AND BOTH VICTIM'S BLOOD WERE AT 5 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.......2 HOMES , THE WHITE BRONCO , THE ACTUAL MURDER AREA OUT FRONT OF THE HOUSE , AND AN ALLEY WAY. IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH COMMON SENSE TO PUT TOGETHER THIS PUZZLE. ONE PERSON ( O.J. ) WAS TRANSFERRING THE BLOOD AND D.N.A. FROM PLACE TO PLACE......NOT 3 POLICEMEN IN A SABOTAGE EFFORT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SUPER STAR.  I AM JUST SO FASCINATED ON HOW PEOPLE CAME BE MANIPULATED. BOTH EPISODES WERE EXCELLENT , SADDENING, AND FRUSTRATING. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST RACIAL SEGREGATION IN ANY MEDIA OR EVENT IN THE NATION. MANY INTERVIEWED AFRICAN AMERICANS SAID THEY DID NOT CARE GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY IT WAS ABOUT GETTING BACK FOR THE DECADES OF MISTREATMENT AND ESPECIALLY THE RODNEY KING INCIDENT. THEIR HERO O.J. WAS NOT BEING TAKEN DOWN BY " THE MAN ".

  WHEELS AND I ARE COMING UP WITH NEW CONCOCTIONS OF BOOZE. I FORGOT HOW MUCH I MISSED " STILETTO'S " AND COKE ZERO & JAMESON.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I ACTUALLY SLEPT GOOD.  

  WEDNESDAY     4 - 1 - 20

  IT USED TO BE A FUN DAY...........BUT NOT ANYMORE.

  FINISH THE JOB AND MORE.

  LOAD UP THE RIDING MOWER WITH A HAND TRUCK , 2 BUNGEE CORDS , 5 GALLON PAINT DRUM , A PAINT BRUSH , AND RIDE IT TO THE JOB. IT IS NICE ONE OF OUR RENTAL PROPERTIES IS A BLOCK AWAY. I ALSO BROUGHT GLOVES AND A MASK AGAIN.

  I MOVED A VEHICLE IN 40 MINUTES WHICH TOOK OVER 4 YEARS FOR THE RENTER TO DO. NOW THERE IS TREES AND ROOTS GROWING ALL AROUND AND UNDER WHERE THE TRUCK WAS. I TOOK MY RIDER MOWER AND JUST WENT BACK AND FORTH OVER EVERYTHING. IT LOOKS A 100 TIMES BETTERS.

 APPLIED 1 COAT OF PAINT ON MY PATCH WALL. FOR A RENTAL IT ACTUALLY CAME OUT OKAY. CLEANED UP AND BROUGHT ALL TARPS AND SUPPLIES OUTSIDE. OH , I TAKE MY GLASSES OFF BECAUSE THEY FOG UP WHEN WEARING A MASK......REMEMBER THAT.

 TO THE BASEMENT WHERE I MUST USE MY 300 POUNDS TO MOVE 2 WASHING MACHINES AND A DRYER OUT OF THE BASEMENT. I COULD WAIT FOR MY SCRAPER GUY LATER TODAY OR GET THEM OUT AND BE DONE WITH IT. SO.........I GAVE IT A SHOT.

  - FIRST WASHING MACHINE STILL HAD SOME WATER IN IT. THIS WOULD GIVE IT A LITTLE MORE WEIGHT JUST TO MAKE SURE I AT LEAST POP ONE NUT.  I USED MY HAND TRUCK AND WRAPPED 2 BUNGEE CORDS AROUND IT. FROM THE OUTSIDE I LIFTED THE DAMN MACHINE UP ONE STEP AT A TIME. LET ME TELL YOU THIS IS NO EASY TASK BY YOURSELF. I GOT IT OUTSIDE AND WAS COMPLETELY OUT OF BREATH. IT WAS LIKE I RAN A 10 MILE MARATHON.

 - SECOND WASHING MACHINE HAD MORE WATER IN IT THAN THE FIRST. THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS LUGGING IT UP STEP BY STEP BACKWARDS. SO.......I TILTED AND FLIPPED IT OUT. USING LEVERAGE I TILTED THE MACHINE ONTO THE 2ND STEP. THAN USING MY 200 POUND BELLY I FLIPPED IT UPSIDE DOWN. WATER POURED OUT WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME......LESS WEIGHT. BUT , I HAD A PROBLEM. I HAD A TOP STEP " LIP " TO GET OVER.  I STRUGGLED AND JUST COULD NOT GET A GRIP TO MOVE IT OVER THE 2 INCH LIP. I LET THE WHOLE MACHINE SLIDE BACK DOWN TO THE BASEMENT. IT WAS EXHAUSTING. I TURN THE MACHINE AROUND AND TAKE OFF THE LID. NOW I HAVE SOMETHING TO GRAB ON TO. I GIVE IT A SECOND TRY BY FLIPPING IT TO THE 2ND STEP AGAIN. THIS TIME I MANEUVER IT OVER THE LIP AND SLIDE IT OUT TO THE BACK YARD. I LAID ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO CATCH MY BREATH. SQUIRRELS WOKE ME UP BY SQUEAKING AT ME. I KNEW WHAT THEY WERE SAYING.........FATTY.

 - THE 3RD MACHINE IS A DRYER WITH NO TOP OR CONTROL BOARD. I USED THE HAND TRUCK AND BUNGEE CORDS AND THIS FELT LIKE LIFTING A FEATHER COMPARED TO THE 2 WASHING MACHINES. I PRETTY EASILY MOVED IT RIGHT OUTSIDE.

  SO NOW I HAVE ALL MACHINES OUTSIDE READY TO BE EASILY PICKED UP.

 I GO BACK INSIDE AND PAINT A 2ND COAT TO MY PATCHED WALL.

  LOAD UP EVERYTHING ( SO I THOUGHT ) AND RIDE THE LAWN MOWER HOME.  I UNLOAD AND NOTICE ONE THING RIGHT AWAY........I HAVE NO GLASSES. I WALK BACK UP TO THE RENTAL AND GRAB MY GLASSES AND WET/DRY VAC WHICH I ALSO FORGOT. I WALK BACK HOME.

  AT HOME I MAKE 2 HOTDOGS. I DO NOT KNOW WHY I WAS JONESING FOR HOTDOGS BUT I WAS. I WANT TO REST BUT THE PUP IS RAMBUNCTIOUS AND WANTS TO GO OUT. I COULD EASILY FALL ASLEEP WITH ALL THE ENERGY I USED TO GETTING THE 3 APPLIANCES OUT OF THE BASEMENT.

 I HEAD OUTSIDE FOR ANOTHER PROJECT. I WANTED TO INSTALL BETTER FLOOR BOARDS ON THE TRAILER. I REALLY LIKE THE GARAGE NOW BECAUSE I CAN EASILY MOVE AROUND IN IT. EVEN MORE IMPORTANT I CAN MOVE THE UTILITY TRAILER , LAWN TRACTOR TRAILER , RIDING MOWER , AND MY MOTORCYCLE QUITE SIMPLY NOW.

 I ROLL OUT THE UTILITY TRAILER AND BEGIN SETTING UP TOOLS AND MATERIAL. I GOOGLE IF HARDY BACK BOARDING IS OKAY TO USE. APPARENTLY THIS CEMENT / FIBER BOARD ARE EXCELLENT FOR OUTSIDE AND WEATHER PROOF. ACTUALLY MY TRAILER WILL BE SHELTERED IN A GARAGE AND ONLY USED ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR SO I DON'T CARE TOO  MUCH ABOUT WEATHER PROOFING.  ALSO, I REALLY LIKE USING MATERIAL I HAVE AROUND THE HOUSE. IT IS FREE AND GETS THINGS OUT OF STORAGE. I USED OLD 1/4' PLYWOOD FOR THE RENTAL HOUSE BEDROOM WALL JOB AND NOW I AM USING THIS HARDY BACK BOARD FOR THE TRAILER'S FLOOR..........IT WORKED PERFECT. I USED A CIRCULAR AND JIG SAW TO CUT THEM NICELY INTO PLACE. THAN I PAINTED THE FLOOR BLACK TO MATCH THE TRAILER. I SENT PICTURES TO A FAMILY MEMBER AND HE TEXTED BACK , " OH MY GOD IT LOOKS GREAT !! YOU EVEN HAVE THE LICENSE PLATE TOO. I AM SURE THIS IS REGISTERED AND LEGIT. " I TEXT BACK , " OH YEAH......ALL LEGIT. " IF THE POLICE EVER RUN MY PLATE WITH THE BROTHER P-TOUCH LABEL THAT SAYS " TRAILER " A SILVER MINIVAN WILL COME UP. YOU KNOW.....THE ONE I POOPED IN.

 I EMAILED OUR TOWNSHIP REP AGAIN. THIS TIME WHEN DRIVING TO THE NAIL AND CHECKING TO SEE IF MULCH CAME IN. I NOTICED EVERY OTHER HOUSE HAD YARD TRASH OUT AT THEIR CURBS. I WROTE HIM ABOUT THIS AND MAYBE THEY SHOULD RE-THINK THE CANCELLING OF YARD TRASH PICKUP SINCE MANY PEOPLE ARE WORKING IN THEIR YARDS TO GET THEIR MINDS OFF THE HORRENDOUS EVERY DAY NEWS.  AGAIN , HE EMAILED ME RIGHT BACK AND SAID THE WEEK OF APRIL 13TH ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY YARD TRASH WILL BE PICKED UP.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH A FAMILY MEMBER WHILE I FINISH THE TRAILER. I ROLL IT BACK INTO THE GARAGE TO LET THE PAINT DRY.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO CHECK ON MAIL AND LOOK FOR SOME PAINT. IT IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING BEING SHUT DOWN BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH THIS. IT BE NICE TO TALK TO THEM. WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR OWN BUSINESS NO ONE REALLY CARES ABOUT  IT.

 PLAY SOME INTERNET SCRABBLE AND POKER. THIS MEANS NOTHING TO YOU BUT ONE SCRABBLE GAME I WON WAS QUITE ENTERTAINING. WITH ONE LETTER IN THE BOX I TRADE MY " Q " AND STICK MY OPPONENT WITH IT. I WAS DOWN 37 POINTS BUT HE HAD TO " PASS " EVERY TURN BECAUSE HE COULD NOT LAY DOWN A WORD USING THE LETTER " Q ". I PLAYED ONE OF MY LETTERS ONE AT TIME. EACH TIME WHITTLING AWAY AT THAT 37 POINT LEAD. I ENDED UP WINNING BY 3 POINTS. IT WAS KINDA FUN. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PLAY ME I GO UNDER THE NAME " THENAIL1 ".

 WHEELS MAKES TACOS AND IT WAS PRETTY GOOD. ALL OF US SAT AT THE TABLE WHICH IS RARE. WE PLAYED MUSIC AND TALKED ABOUT THE PUPPY. IT WAS NICE.

 SCRAP GUY PICKS UP ALL APPLIANCES I LEFT OUTSIDE FOR HIM.....MAN THAT WAS A GOOD FIND. BOTH HE AND THE RENTER TEXTED ME THANK YOU'S.

 I CHECK EMAILS AND SUCH WHILE EVERYONE ELSE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF TIGER KING.

 I GO BACK TO THE MAIN ROOM AND WHEELS AND I WATCH THE FINAL 3 EPISODES OF THE PEOPLE VERSE O.J. SIMPSON. AGAIN , I WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZED AND IN DISBELIEF OF WHAT LAWYERS WILL DO JUST TO WIN.

 I ALSO WATCHED ONE EPISODE OF PICARD. IT WAS VERY GOOD BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT BACK ONE SUPER BAD PIECE OF ASS CHARACTER.  CBS IS ALLOWING FREE ON-LINE STREAMING FOR 30 DAYS. JUST TYPE IN " GIFT ".

 OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT OKAY AT BEST.

 TO MOST PEOPLE APRIL FOOLS DAY IS FUN. WELL , NOT SO MUCH FOR US BECAUSE IT MAKES US THINK ABOUT WHEELS' DAD. THE GUY WAS A PIECE OF WORK AND ONE OF A KIND. I NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE HIM.....NOT EVEN CLOSE. MAN HE WOULD OF LIKED " TIGER KING ". I HAVE A PICTURE OF HIM IN MY BASEMENT TOOL ROOM SO THE LAST 4 WEEKS I SEE HIM ALMOST EVERY DAY. HE IS CERTAINLY MISSED BY ALOT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

  THURSDAY        4 - 2 - 20

 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1997 I HAVE NOT PRODUCED A MONTHLY CALENDAR FOR THE NAIL. THIS MONTH IS JUST " RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS ". YEP.....THAT IS KINDA DEPRESSING.

 SOME FRIENDS ARE NOW ASKING ME TO SELL THEM BOOZE. I HOOKED UP ONE TODAY. LIQUOR STORES HAVE STARTED GOING ON-LINE TO SELL. THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. THE WEBSITE CRASHED WITHIN MINUTES.

  MORE PROJECTS - DURING A RAIN I NOTICED A TINY HOLE IN OUR GARAGE'S ROOF. A SHINGLE BLEW OFF AND A ROOFING NAIL SHOOK LOOSE. I GOT THE PUPPY AND PUT HER ON THE RUNNER AFTER SHE SNAPPED AT ME 20 TIMES AND RIPPED MY GLOVE. ANYWAY , I USED AN ORANGE SKINNY STREET POLE MARKER TO PIERCE THROUGH THE ROOF. IT WOULD GIVE ME A GAUGE ON WHERE EXACTLY WHERE THE HOLE WAS ON THE ROOF. I SET UP A LADDER AND GET ON THE ROOF. I BRING UP NAILS , A HAMMER , ROOF MUCK , SPACKLE BLADE , AND A SINGLE SHINGLE. I SPENT ABOUT 15 MINUTES FIXING THE LEAK.

 USING A BOLT CUTTER I FABRICATED TRAILER CHAINS FROM SNOW TIRE CHAINS I HAD STORED IN MY BASEMENT FOR 15 YEARS. THE CHAINS WERE LIKE NEW. I ALSO USED THE BOLT CUTTERS TO CUT A QUICK RELEASE FROM THE PUP'S RUNNER.

  SPENT SOME TIME ON-LINE LOOKING FOR MULCH AND VINYL SIDING. BOTH ARE KINDA EXPENSIVE SO I SEARCHED MY NORMAL WEBSITES. NO LUCK UNFORTUNATELY.  I AM REALLY GETTING IMPATIENT FOR OUR TOWNSHIP TO START PRODUCING MULCH. PEOPLE ARE DOING A TON OF OUTSIDE PROJECTS AND THIS COULD REALLY KEEP OUR MINDS OFF THE SHITTY NEWS WE GET EVERY DAMN DAY.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF PICARD. I CRIED 10 TIMES AS THEY BROUGHT BACK 2 OLD CHARACTERS. THE RE-UNITING WAS PRETTY COOL.  ALSO , THE STORY LINE IS ENTERTAINING.

  WHEELS MAKES A VERY GOOD MEATLOAF. I ALWAYS LIKED MEATLOAF. KIDS ORDER CHIPOTLE.

  LOOKING OUT OUR BAY WINDOW I NOTICE 2 THINGS. MY CARPET COVERING THE WEEDS WAS GETTING BLOWN OVER AND OUR DRIVEWAY WALL CAVED IN WITH 2 TOP LOGS FALLING OFF. I WALK OUTSIDE AND FLIP THE CARPET BACK ALONG WITH PIECING THE DRIVEWAY WALL BACK TOGETHER LIKE A PUZZLE. JESUS.........IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING. TOMORROW I WILL SECURE IT.

 MORE INTERNET SCRABBLE AND POKER. ACTUALLY KINDA COOL CHATTING TO PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. EVERYONE IS SUPER WORRIED ABOUT THIS WORLDWIDE SHUT DOWN.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL AND AN EPISODE OF OZARK. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED AND THIS TIME IT IS MY ROTATION WITH THE PUP. 

  FRIDAY     4 - 3 - 20

 I SWEAR.............

 THE PUP GETS ME UP AT 4:15AM. I WALK HER AND SHE DOES HER THING. BACK IN MY BEDROOM THE PUP SLEEPS UNTIL 10AM. OF COURSE I DID NOT GO BACK TO BED UNTIL 6:45AM..........SHE SLEPT THOUGH.

  I NOTICED OUR DRIVEWAY WALL BUCKLED SO THE EASIEST THING TO DO IS LOAD THE VAN UP WITH TOOLS AND DRIVE DOWN THERE. THAN , OPEN THE BACK GATE AND SIDE DOORS AND I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED RIGHT THERE TO FIX THE WALL. I EVEN TOOK THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME. WHAT COULD GO WRONG ?

  I PARKED THE VAN BY THE DRIVEWAY WALL AND GET OUT. THE PUP IS ON A RUNNER AND CAN REACH ME BUT I AM COOL WITH THAT.  I NOTICE I AM WAY TOO CLOSE TO THE WALL TO WORK ON IT. I TRY TO MOVE THE VAN BUT I SEE THE PUP IS RIGHT BEHIND IT. I SLIGHTLY MOVE THE VAN BACKWARDS AND HIT THE WALL WITH AN OPEN SIDE DOOR. I EVEN GET STUCK A LITTLE ON THE HILL AND MUD. THE DOOR WON'T CLOSE AND I DENTED THE BOTTOM PRETTY GOOD. I PUSH THE BUTTON TO AUTOMATICALLY CLOSE THE DOOR AND IT FALLS OFF THE TRACK. PEOPLE WALKING BY AND SAY ," THAT CAN'T BE GOOD. " I AGREED WITH THEM. I AM FUCKING FURIOUS. THE NEW VAN NOW HAS 3 THINGS HAPPEN TO IT FOR DAMAGE.......A TINY PIECE OF BRAKE LIGHT BROKEN WHEN I MOVED AN A/C OUT OF IT , TREE LIMBS SLIGHTLY DENTING THE SIDE PANEL AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE , AND NOW THIS. I SEAR TO THE LORD JESUS.

 I DECIDE TO STAY THE COURSE SINCE I AM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY WITH ALL MY TOOLS. A LAST MINUTE MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER STOPS BY TO DROP OFF MONEY AND GET THE KEY CODE. THIS IS 2 LAST MINUTE FAMILIES HEADING TO THE WOODS AND I CAN'T BLAME THEM. IT IS A NICE PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM EVERYONE.

 ANYWAY , BACK TO WORKING ON THE DRIVEWAY WALL. I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND RE-SECURE IT. I ALSO FLIP MY CARPET BACK OVER ON THE FRONT GARDENS AND FIX DRIVEWAY LIGHTS MY DOG KEEPS KNOCKING OVER. THE STRONG WINDS BLEW THE CARPET ALL OVER. ANOTHER THING IS I USE A HAND SAW TO CUT A VERY LARGE BRANCH A NEIGHBOR PLACED BY MY TRASH CANS. I ASSUME IT WAS MY TREE BRANCH SO SHE MOVED IT TO OUR PROPERTY. I WAS OKAY WITH IT.

 I USE MY BOLT CUTTERS AGAIN TO MAKE OUR RUNNER CHAIN BETTER.

  CLEAN UP AND LIMP MY VAN TO THE GARAGE AREA. I GO INSIDE AND GOOGLE ON YOU-TUBE " HOW TO RE-HANG " A MINIVAN DOOR.  I USE A HEAVY CLOTH AND CHANNEL LOCKS TO BEND THE EDGE OF THE DOOR BACK STRAIGHT. I AM SO PISSED. I USE A PLASTIC KID'S CHAIR TO PULL OUT THE DOOR OFF IT'S TRACKS AND SIT IT ON TOP OF THE TOY CHAIR. I GRAB A SOCKET KIT AND REMOVE A BRACKET. IT ENDS UP I DID THIS PRETTY QUICKLY. THANK GOODNESS FOR HAVING THE RIGHT TOOLS AND YOU-TUBE. I RE-INSTALLED AND TESTED THE DOOR. TO MY SURPRISE IT WORKED PERFECTLY AND ACTUALLY LOOKS SEMI-CRAPPY AFTER I TURTLE WAXED THE AREAS.

 BACK INSIDE I FIND A RELIGIOUS ARBOR COMPANY CALLED GRACE TREE SERVICES. THEY WORK WITH TREE CREWS , GOD , AND DELIVER MULCH OR WOOD TO YOUR HOUSE FOR FREE. YOU KINDA DON'T KNOW WHEN OR HOW MUCH BUT FREE IS FREE. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING HARD FOR MULCH AND VINYL SIDING. OF COURSE I TRY TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT AND RUN INTO PROBLEMS. WE DID EMAIL BACK AND FORTH 5 TIMES BUT TO NO AVAIL.

 WHEELS WORKS WITH OUR MORTGAGE COMPANIES AND WE GET HELPED OUT BIG TIME TO SAY THE LEAST. TOMORROW I WILL HELP HER WITH OTHER BILLS LIKE UTILITIES AND SUCH.

  SPRINT IS DOING LITTLE THINGS TO HELP CUSTOMERS BUT NOT WILL MONTHLY BILLS WHICH IS THE BIG ONE. THEY OFFER EXTRA GIGAWATTS AND SUCH BUT I TALKED TO A REALLY NICE REP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND HE HELPED US OUT ON SEVERAL OTHER THINGS.

 WE ORDER FROM PRIMO'S AND ZESTO'S PIZZERIA. THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD. WE DECIDE TO CELEBRATE A LITTLE BIT SINCE THE MORTGAGE COMPANIES ARE HELPING US.

 A NAIL PATRON TEXTED ME TO SELL HIM SOME BOOZE. I WILL MAKE THE EXCHANGE TOMORROW.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HUNTERS. IT WAS VERY GOOD. THIS IS BASED ON TRUE EVENTS....SUPER EVIL STUFF.

 KIDS AND WHEELS PLAY CARDS AND WITH THE PUP. I SETTLE IN THE MAIN ROOM.

  LATER WHEELS AND I WATCH EPISODES OF OZARK AND THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 I TAKE DUTIES FOR THE PUP AGAIN. THIS TIME IT WAS WEIRD GETTING UP. THE STORY WILL BE IN TOMORROW'S BLOG.

  SATURDAY       4 - 4 - 20

  WELP , ANOTHER DAY OF QUARANTINE.  IT IS GETTING QUITE REPETITIVE.  NOT AS MUCH FUN AS I THOUGHT IT BE.......NOT EVEN CLOSE.

  THE PUP GETS ME UP AT 5:15AM WHICH IS NOT BAD.  SHE ONLY MOANED /BARKED A LITTLE BUT SOMETHING TOLD ME TO GET UP. I GO TO THE KITCHEN AND OUR BACK DOOR IS WIDE OPEN. I GO GET MY RAMBO KNIFE. I HAVE SEVERAL GUNS BUT I DO NOT FEEL THIS IS A BREAK-IN. I ALSO PUT SOME CLOTHES ON AND WHEN I WAS GOING BACK TO THE DOOR MY KID CAME IN. MYSTERY SOLVED.

  HOOKED UP ANOTHER FRIEND WITH BOOZE. I EVEN DELIVERED IT TO HIS HOUSE.

  DOWN MY BASEMENT I GO THROUGH MORE STUFF I WANT TO THROW OUT. MY MOM HAD THE 1 YEAR RULE , I HAVE THE 5 YEAR RULE. BASICALLY , IF YOU HAVE NOT TOUCHED SOMETHING IN 1 YEAR.....THROW IT OUT. IN MY CASE......5 YEARS.

 AT THE NAIL WITH THE PUPPY. I DUMP MY COLLECTED BASEMENT STUFF. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO THIS. I REALLY LIKE HOW I CAN MOVE AROUND MY GARAGE AND NOW THE BASEMENT TOOL ROOM IS GETTING BETTER TOO.

  I DO SOME SMALL THINGS BUT SOON HEAD HOME AFTER I STOP AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE AND GAS STATION.

  I WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF PICARD. THE SERIES AS VERY GOOD BUT I WAS SO-SO ON THE ENDING.

 FOUND OLD PIZZA IN THE BASEMENT'S REFRIGERATOR. I HATE THROWING FOOD OUT. ANYWAY , WE HAVE FRIDGE'S ON EVERY LEVEL OF OUR HOUSE. I THINK IT WAS 2 WEEKS OLD BUT WRAPPED PRETTY GOOD IN TINFOIL. I DECIDE TO PRE-HEAT THE OVEN AND PREP THE PLAIN PIZZA BY ADDING SAUSAGE AND MEATBALLS TO IT.  IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HUNTERS.....VERY GOOD. NAZIS ARE THE MOST EVIL MONSTERS EVER. IT IS UNIMAGINABLE WHAT THEY DID TO GOOD PEOPLE IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

  WHEELS WALKS THE PUP AND TALKS TO SEVERAL NEIGHBORS. THE PUP FOUND A BONE. WE LET HER ENJOY IT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND THAN THREW IT OUT.

 WHEELS ALSO WALKS WITH A FRIEND. IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE 4 OF THEM BUT IT ENDED UP TWO. SURE HOPE THEY ARE DOING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH EPISODES OF THE MARVELOUS MR.S MAISEL AND OZARK. BOTH CONTINUE TO BE VERY GOOD.

  IT IS VERY HELPFUL ( OR NOT ) TO HAVE A SHIT LOAD OF BOOZE. I BROUGHT CHAMBORD HOME ALONG WITH BACARDI RUM AND CROWN ROYAL.

 I CAN NOT BLAME PEOPLE FOR GOING TO OUR POCONO HOME. IT REALLY CUTS DOWN ON PEOPLE PHYSICALLY. I MEAN NO ONE IS AROUND.

  STILL WAITING FOR THE TOWNSHIP TO UPDATE THE MULCH SITUATION. MY TRAILER IS READY TO GO. I WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH ON-LINE FOR MULCH AND HOUSE SIDING.

 I WILL TAKE THE PUP AGAIN TONIGHT. NOT AS GOOD AS LAST NIGHT THOUGH. THIS DOG REALLY SHOULD BE SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT BY NOW.

  SUNDAY       4 - 5 - 20

  THE PUP GETS ME UP AT 3AM AND 6AM.  THE ONLY GOOD PART WAS WHEN WE WENT BACK TO BED SHE SNUGGLED RIGHT ALONG MY BACK. ONE PAW WAS RIGHT IN MY ASS. YOU KNOW WHAT ? I DID NOT MOVE IT...............IT KINDA FELT GOOD TO HAVE SOMEONE TOUCH MY BUTT.

  FOUND THE PERFECT SELLER FOR VINYL SIDING. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHIGN HARD AND FOUND A GUY WITH 20 NEW 12 FOOT LENGTHS INCLUDING 9 LENGTHS OF J-CHANNEL. ALL FOR FREE. THIS WOULD BE A HUGE SCORE.  BUT , AND THERE IS ALWAYS A BUT , HE MESSAGED ME SAYING THE SIDING IS " PENDING " , MEANING SOMEONE BEAT ME TO IT......DAMN IT. IT WAS ONLY ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE FOR 17 HOURS AND SOMEONE MESSAGED HIM BEFORE ME. I GUESS THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE THE FIRST PERSON COULD BAIL IN PICKING IT UP. THE GUY SAID HE WOULD TEXT ME EITHER WAY. I GUESS WE WILL SEE TOMORROW.

 WHEELS MAKES A LIST OF ALL OUR BILLS. WE WILL SEE WHAT COMPANIES WILL BE LENIENT WITH PAYING THEM DURING THIS CRISIS. SO FAR SPRINT AND COMCAST DO DON'T DICK MONETARILY......SHAME ON THEM.

  WATCHING THE NEWS. AGAIN , SO DAMN DEPRESSING. THE VIRUS JUST KEEPS DOUBLING.

  WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND PUPPY HEAD TO THE WOODS. I CAN'T BLAME THEM.  IT IS SO DAMN PEACEFUL THERE AND AWAY FROM PEOPLE. THEY CAUGHT BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND MADE GREAT TIME. WHEELS HAD EVERYTHING LOADED AND THE BOTH KIDS BAILED IN GOING SO SHE STARTED UNLOADING. THAN , OUR YOUNGEST FELT BAD AND CHANGED HER MIND. SO WE RE-LOADED THE VAN UP. ELDEST AND I STAYED HOME.

  I STARTED A PRETTY BIG PROJECT.............POURING FILLER / SEALER ON OUR DRIVEWAY. MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO I PURCHASED 14 FIVE GALLON DRUMS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER ( IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE 15 ) OFF CRAIGSLIST. HE WAS RIGHT OVER THE BRIDGE IN NEW JERSEY AND WE MET A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT. IT WORKED PERFECT BECAUSE I WAS PICKING UP OUR YOUNGEST FROM COLLEGE IN CENTER CITY. ANYWAY , IT WAS TIME TO START MOVING ALL 14 DRUMS OUT OF THE BASEMENT.

  I DID A TEST AREA. FIRST WEED WHACK THE EDGES AND USE A LEAF BLOWER ON EVERY SQUARE INCH. I USED A SHOVEL TO DIG OUT / EDGE A SMALL AREA TO. I FLIPPED 3 DRUMS UPSIDE DOWN BEFORE PREPPING THE DRIVEWAY. I PUT ON CRAPPY SNEAKERS AND WEAR AN OLD TOWEL LIKE A LONG EVENING DRESS. WHY THE DRESS ? BECAUSE I HAD TO MIX THE DRIVEWAY SEALER WITH A DRILL AND IT ALWAYS SPRAYS BACK AT YOU.......I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU'RE MIXING.  ONE BY ONE I USED 3 DRUMS AND DID A TEST AREA.  IT LOOKS LIKE A NEW DRIVEWAY BUT I WANT TO SEE HOW IT DRIES AND HOW IT HOLDS UP WHEN VEHICLES AND SUCH GO OVER IT. I SENT PICTURES TO WHEELS AND SOME FAMILY AND I ADMIT IT DOES LOOK GOOD......FOR NOW.  

 I STARTED AFTER 4:30PM AND BY 7PM I FIGURED I STOP. I WAS GETTING TIRED AND IT WAS TIME TO SHUT DOWN. I CLEAN UP AND GO DOWN THE BASEMENT AND FLIP THE REST OF THE DRUMS UPSIDE DOWN. I BRING 2 MORE UPSTAIRS. TOMORROW I WILL DO SOME MORE DRIVEWAY SEALING. BY THE WAY , POURING AND LAYING THE SEALER IS THE EASY PART. PREPPING BY YOURSELF TAKES SO LONG WITH A LARGE DRIVEWAY.

 FOUND OUT A FAMILY MEMBER SPENT SOME TIME IN THE HOSPITAL. AT FIRST THEY THOUGHT IT WAS COVID-19 BUT ENDED UP BEING A SERIOUS BRONCHIAL INFECTION. THIS IS PRETTY SERIOUS TOO.  AFTER A WEEK HE SEEMS TO BE OUT OF THE WOODS AND ON THE MEND.

 PRETTY NICE HAVING FRIENDS TEXT TO SEE IF ME AND THE NAIL ARE DOING OKAY.

 AN OLD DRUMMER FROM THE BIG DADDY BAND CONTACTED ME ABOUT FINDING A BRAND NEW RUSTY NAIL SOFTBALL BASEBALL CAP FROM THE EARLY 80'S. I TOLD HIM TO AUTOGRAPH IT AND DROP IT OFF AT THE NAIL AFTER THE WORLD HEALS. UNFORTUNATELY , HE IS LIVING IN COLORADO RIGHT NOW SO THIS MAY TAKE AWHILE. HE CONTACTED THE LEAD SINGER ( CHICO ). THEY WANT A 6 PACK AND 2 SHOTS FOR THE EXCHANGE OF THE HAT TO SIT ON OUR GLASS SHELF BEHIND THE BAR. HE AND THE LEAD SINGER WOULD AUTOGRAPH THE BASEBALL CAP. THEY WERE A POPULAR BAND BACK IN THE DAY. TWO NIGHTS AGO WHEELS WENT ON THE LEAD SINGER'S FACEBOOK PAGE FOR HE WAS DOING A LIVE PERFORMANCE. SHE REQUESTED " BROWN EYE GIRL " AND HE PERFORMED IT ALONG WITH GIVING SHOUT OUTS TO WHEELS. HE HAD OVER 1,000 VIEWS AND 500 COMMENTS.

  BACK INSIDE MY ELDEST MAKES DINNER AND PRACTICES GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING BY EATING DINNER UPSTAIRS IN HER BEDROOM. SHE COMPLAINS A LITTLE BIT THAT MOM LEFT NO BUTTER FOR HER PASTA.

  I RE-HEAT 2 WEEK OLD PLAIN PIZZA AGAIN. I ADDED SLICED SAUSAGE AND MEATBALLS TO ALL INDIVIDUAL SLICES.  IT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY GOOD WITH A COUPLE OF BLUE MOON BEERS.

 I WATCH ONE EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD , BETTER CALL SAUL , AND THE HUNTERS. ALL WERE VERY GOOD. I CHANGED OVER FROM BEER TO JAMESON & COKE ZERO ALONG WITH ONE SNIFTER OF FROZEN SAMBUCA.

 HEAD TO BED AROUND 11PM AND I AM PRETTY TIRED. I WATCH TV FOR ONLY 5 MINUTES AND FALL ASLEEP QUICKLY. I GET UP AT 3AM TO PEE AND CAN'T FALL BACK ASLEEP.......DAMN IT.  AFTER CHECKING THE INTERNET AND WRITING THIS BLOG IT IS NOW 5AM..........DAMN IT.

   MONDAY    4 - 6 - 20

 EVERY MORNING , I LITERALLY HAVE TO CHECK MY COMPUTER TO SEE WHAT DAY IT IS.

  FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN AND FAILS BIG TIME.

  UP AT 3AM I JUST COULD NOT SLEEP.  I DID COMPUTER STUFF AND THAN TRIED TO LAY BACK DOWN.  BY 8AM I JUST GAVE UP AND STARTED MY DAY. THIS PUTS ME IN A PISSED OFF MOOD ALL THE DAY. I LITERALLY R=FIGHT THIS MOOD EVERY DAY FOR NOT SLEEPING DURING THE NIGHT. FUCKING 3 HOURS OF ON AND OFF SLEEP IS HORRIBLE. IT REALLY DOES NOT HELP THE MOOD.

  I STARTED THE DRIVEWAY SEALING YESTERDAY. I DID A TEST OF 3 BUCKETS AND IT SEEMED OKAY.  TODAY I DID ANOTHER 11 BUCKETS. LET ME TELL YOU THIS IS NOT A FUN PROJECT BUT I AM GLAD I DID IT. FIRST REASON IS NOW 14 BUCKETS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER ARE OUT OF THE BASEMENT. THERE IS A REPEAT PROCESS TO EVERY 5 GALLON DRUM TO BE POURED. HERE IS HOW IT GOES.

 THE PROCESS :

FIRST , I MOVED BOTH CARS TO THE STREET. I'M SURE MY NEIGHBORS WERE NOT TOO HAPPY TAKING UP LIMITED PARKING SPACES ON OUR STREET.

 1 - FLIP ALL DRUMS UPSIDE DOWN. ( I DID THIS YESTERDAY - OF COURSE ONE BUCKET HAD SOME WATER COME OUT SO I NEEDED TO PLACE A TOWEL DOWN )

 2 - CARRY ALL DRUMS FROM THE BASEMENT TO OUTSIDE. THESE BUCKETS HAVE SOME WEIGHT.

 3 - GATHER ALL NEEDED TOOLS AND TURN ON GARAGE RADIO. THE GOOD THING IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

 4 - PREP AREA BY LEAF BLOWING THOUSANDS OF LITTLE PEBBLES , TREE SEEDS , AND DEBRIS OFF THE DRIVEWAY. THIS SEEMS TO TAKE FOREVER.

 5 - USE SHOVEL AND WEED WHACKER TO EDGE THE DRIVEWAY AND TRY TO REMOVE ANY WEEDS IN THE CRACKS OF THE DRIVEWAY.

 6 - REMOVE A LID , REMOVE PACKING STRAP , AND PUT ON A TOWEL AS A SKIRT ( PROTECTS FROM SPLASHING - I LOOKED LIKE I JERK-OFF WHEN I TALKED TO 2 NEIGHBORS )

 7 - CARRY A DRUM TO AREA AND SPIN SEALER WITH A DRILL & MIXING PADDLE.

 8 - POUR OUT SEALER TO DESIGNATED AREA AND SQUEEGEE SPREAD IT. THAN USE A BROOM TO DO EDGES AND TEXTURE.

 9 - REPEAT THIS PROCESS 14 TIMES. THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE WITH AND RADIO STATION.....THOUGH I THINK I HEARD " FAITH " BY GEORGE MICHAELS 8 TIMES DURING THE DAY.

 SO APPARENTLY 14 FIVE GALLON DRUMS IS NOT ENOUGH TO DO OUR ENTIRE DRIVEWAY. I FIGURE I WILL GO TO HOME DEPOT TO PURCHASE AT LEAST 2 MORE. BUT.......I DECIDE TO CHECK FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. DON'T YOU KNOW A LADY IS WILLING TO SELL ME 4 FIVE GALLON DRUMS FOR 5 BUCKS TOTAL. YEP.......JUST $5. WHEELS AND YOUNGEST PICK IT UP. THE DRIVE WAS 29 MINUTES VIA MAPQUEST. THE LADY SAID CALL HER WHEN CLOSE AND SHE WILL DIRECT WHEELS TO THE BACK GARAGE. GEE........SEE NEVER ANSWERED HER PHONE. LUCKILY A FAMILY MEMBER WAS PAYING ATTENTION SAW THEM PULL UP. HE EVEN HELP LOAD THE DRUMS INTO THE VAN WHICH WAS VERY NICE. THIS IS A HUGE SCORE.

  FACEOOK MARKET PLACE AGAIN. I FOUND THE PERFECT SELLER. THIS TIME IT WAS FOR VINYL SIDING. I NEEDED A FAIR AMOUNT TO FINISH AN AREA OF OUR HOUSE. I FIND THIS GUY WHO HAD 20 TWELVE FOOT LENGTHS WITH J-CHANNEL INCLUDED. HE EVEN WRAPPED THEM AND THEY LOOKED NEW. THE PRICE IS FREE......MY KINDA OF PRICE. I CONTACT HIM AND HE TELLS ME THE FREE SIDING IS " PENDING ". AFTER ONE DAY I MESSAGE HIM FOR AN UPDATE. HE SAYS HE WILL GET BACK TO ME EITHER WAY. BY DAY 2 HE NEVER GETS BACK TO ME AS PROMISED. I EVEN NOTICED HE " SEEN " MY FACEBOOK MESSAGES BUT NEVER RESPONDED. IT AMAZES ME PEOPLE " SEE " THE MESSAGE BUT CAN NOT RESPOND TO IT. THE TOTAL TIME IS ABOUT 4 SECONDS BUT NO RESPONSE......ASSHOLES. AFTER DAY TWO I NOTICED WHY HE DID NOT RESPOND AND TOTALLY DICKED ME. THE SIDING WAS MARKED " SOLD ".  THE " PENDING " WENT THROUGH AND I MISSED A HUGE SCORE. I SEARCHED FOR 3 WEEKS AND THIS WOULD OF BEEN PERFECT. THE COLOR EVEN MATCHED............OH WELL.

 BACK TO THE DRIVEWAY. I FINISH AND COME UP 2 BUCKETS SHORT. I STARTED AT 10AM AND ENDED AT 6PM. I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED. I NEVER HAD BREAKFAST OR LUNCH. I JUST WANTED TO KEEP GOING.  I CLEAN UP ALL MY TOOLS AND SUCH.  IN THE HOUSE I PLOP DOWN EXHAUSTED.  I MADE 3 HOTDOGS , SOME CHIPS , AND 2 BEERS I PUT IN THE FREEZER FOR 10 MINUTES. MY BODY WAS HURTING BIG TIME.

 MY ELDEST TAKES A RUN TO THE STORE AND THE NAIL. SHE RETURNS AND HER SISTER CALLS. SHE ASKS IF SHE CAN DRIVE UP TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE TO JOIN THEM. WITHIN 30 MINUTES , I WAS HELPING HER PACK. I WAITED BY THE FRONT DOOR FOR 5 MINUTES AS THE KID PREPPED THE VEHICLE FOR DEPARTURE VIS THE STREET PAKRING. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY IT TAKES A SOLID 5 MINUTES TO LEAVE BUT I WAITED. SHE STARTED THE CAR AND DROVE UP THE STREET. SHE NEVER SAW ME WAVING GOODBYE. ANYWAY , I TEXTED LATER AND SHE MADE GREAT TIME AND ARRIVED SAFELY.

 LATER , I TALKED TO WHEELS AND THEY ARE CHILLING THERE. SHE SAID , " I HAVE NO REASON TO COME HOME. " I GUESS I CAN'T BLAME HER. I TRIED NOT TO TAKE THAT ANSWER TOO PERSONALLY. AGAIN , CAN'T BLAME THEM.

 A MOUNTAIN HOUSE NEIGHBOR POSTED A PICTURE OF A LARGE BLACK BEAR IN OUR DEVELOPMENT. IT WAS GOOD SIZE AND COOL TO SEE.

  BACK TO MY DINNER OF 3 HOTDOGS. WITH NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH I THOUGHT I BE STARVING. I THREW HALF A HOTDOG OUT. I DID DRINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE DURING THE DAY FOR SUGAR ENERGY.

 I FORCE MYSELF TO STAY AWAKE AT 8PM. I WATCH 3 EPISODES OF BROCKMIRE. SEASON FOUR IS 3 WEEKS IN AND IT WILL BE THE LAST SEASON. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD BUT IT SURE DID TAKE A TWIST. ONE EPISODE WAS ONLY 19 FRIGGIN' MINUTES. I EVEN REPLAYED THE LAST 2 MINUTES TO MAKE SURE IT WAS THAT SHORT OF AN EPISODE......IT WAS.

  I ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE HUNTERS. AGAIN ......VERY GOOD.

 TALKED TO A FRIEND. HE WANTS TO ME SELL A BAND SAW ON CRAIGSLIST FOR HIM.

 I ALSO WATCH A DOCUMENTARY ON THE 2016 PENN STATE FOOTBALL TEAM AND A FLYERS VS SABRES HOCKEY GAME.

 A 2ND BAND HAS ASKED ME TO DO A VIRTUAL LIVE SHOW WITH ME AS A HOST. I DECLINED AGAIN. WITH THIS MAJOR WORLDWIDE CRISIS AND SHUTTING DOWN THE NAIL I HAVE LOST ALL FUN MOODS FOR COMMUNICATING OR POSTING THINGS ON FACEBOOK..........WHICH IS VERY RARE FOR ME. I HAVE NOT POSTED ANYTHING IN ALMOST 3 WEEKS......NOT EVEN A COMMENT OR " LIKE ".  I JUST DO NOT FEEL LIKE IT. THE NEWS IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING EVERY DAY.

 I GO TO BED AT 10PM. BY 10:30PM I CAN NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. IT WAS A LONG DAY AND I FELT I WOULD SLEEP FOR AT LEAST 10 HOURS. AT 1:30AM I WOKE UP AND CURSED OUT LOUD. HOW THE FUCK IS THIS POSSIBLE ? I PEE AND TRY TO FALL BACK ASLEEP. I JUST CAN'T. I GO ONLINE AND SEARCH FOR VINYL SIDING AND WRITE THIS BLOG. IT IS NOW 5:00AM. THE ONLY THING I WILL DO IS WHEN THE PUP IS BACK IN THE HOUSE I WILL GET UP WITH HER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT FROM NOW ON. NO REASON FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO LOSE SLEEP.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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