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

                                                THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF A CLUB OWNER , FATHER , & A GUY.

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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. She would get upset and I would eventually go out , but I must drive her insane.  I have a sleep disorder. It's called sleep apnea. I sleep no more than 3 hours in a row. I use it to my advantage. When I get up in the middle of the night I would start working on NAIL promotions , websites , and business. I eat, sleep, and think THE NAIL. If I had to guess why I am so passionate about being a semi " successful " club.  It's probably because certain people were against us. They said it was a foolish idea and a saturated business. We would be throwing money away. I had to prove them wrong , not for their opinions , but for myself. One person does stick out .........Wheels and I were over a " friend's " house.  We'll call him " J ".   Having a couple of beers with some " friends ", we decided to tell everyone we bought The Nail.  J's brother-in-law, " T " , said " it is the worst business to get in and you will fail eventually" ( and this was a person that was successful and I respected back than). I will never ever ever forget that. Here we were ....proud owners of an established 60 year old nightclub that Wheels and I have been patronizing for 2 decades and now told we had no chance of making it.....not even a fake congratulations. He was the first of several to try to shoot our hopes down.  Every time someone projects negativity towards our bar..........I WORK EVEN HARDER THAN BEFORE................... RUDY of Notre Dame would shit his pants. We bought the club in January of 1997 and as of today , we have the longest tenure of ownership of any owner dating back to its opening day as " Humps Bar " in 1948. This is a huge monumental enormous gigantic accomplishment since all employees bailed on us eventually 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 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 to be lies at the settlement table.  My famous antennas told me many times something was wrong , but we ended up driving the hard road. The quick story of the last owner and how we purchased The Nail. Wheels and I are sitting next to him at the bar one night. I say , " Hey Mitch , if you ever want to sell The Nail , Wheels and I would be interested. " He replies , " No , no , no , no , no I would never sell it. " He gets up and walks towards the front door. About midway he stops and comes right back to us and says , " Are you serious ? , we can meet tomorrow at Villanova Diner if you want ? "  Holy shit did my antennas go up , but they were so clouded by my overwhelming feeling that I could own the infamous Nail one day.  Anyway , back to the main story of employees and bailing friends. One old school employee left us because he wanted to get " out of the  business ". The next week he got a job at a another bar as a bartender......not so old school there.  These were the high hurdles Wheels and I had to endure.....day in and day out........by ourselves.   It was time to rebuild.

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

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

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

             PERFORMED LIVE EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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       SATURDAY        12 - 30 - 17

   HAD TO DO A LITTLE JOKE.............

    I ERASED THE BLOGS SINCE DECEMBER 2ND. I DO THIS ON OCCASION SO SCROLLING CAN BE MINIMAL. ALSO , I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHY I WRITE AND SEE SINGLE SPACING IN THE PARAGRAPHS BUT WHEN VIEWING ON THE WEBSITE IT IS QUADRUPLED SPACED. SO , I STARTED FRESH.

   I DO SAVE ALL MY WRITINGS TO FOLDERS SO MY KIDS CAN SEE HOW MUCH OF AN ASS I WAS. I ASK THEM PERIODICALLY ," WHEN I DIE , I LIKE MY WHOLE FAMILY TO READ MY BLOGS IN CHURCH AND AT THE LUNCHEON. "  THAT BE PRETTY DAMN FUNNY HEARING MY KIDS , WHEELS , BROTHERS , AND COUSINS READING SOME OF MY MANY FUNNY STORIES. MOVIE DEAL ?

   ANOTHER STRONG PUSH FOR PHASE 5 AKA ELDEST BEDROOM.   GETTING IN AT 2:15AM LAST NIGHT AND GOING TO BED AT 4AM WAS NOT A SMART THING TO DO. I WAS IN 1ST GEAR ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

   " CUTTING IN " IS PROBABLY WHAT I HATE THE MOST WHEN PAINTING. I AM FAT AND SITTING , KNEELING , STANDING , AND BEING BENT OVER JUST BLOWS. THIS BEDROOM HAS ALOT OF CORNERS , CLOSETS , AND SLANTED CEILINGS. I ALWAYS PAINT 2 COATS. I SO WANT TO DO JUST ONE COAT BUT AFTER 30 SECONDS I ALWAYS DO THE 2ND COAT.

   WE ALSO HAVE BEEN DOING EXTRA THINGS BESIDES JUST PAINTING. WHEELS CLEANS EVERYTHING I TAKE DOWN......CEILING FAN , BLADES , BULBS , SHADES , WINDOWS , A/C VENTS...........EVERYTHING.

   WHEN I GOT UP THIS MORNING I TURNED ON THE FIRE PLACE. GOD THIS THING IS THE BEST. I HOPE OUR GAS BILL DOESN'T TRIPLE BECAUSE THIS THING IS KICK ASS. WE HAD IT ON UNTIL 6PM. FOR 14 YEARS ARE MAIN ROOM WAS LIKE ICE. NOW..........TOASTY.

   I AM STILL FIDDLING AROUND WITH THE HEAT FROM THE FIRE PLACE. THE TV IS RIGHT ABOVE IT SO WE RAISED IT 6 INCHES. I USED A BLACK LACQUERED SHELF TO LAY OUR ELECTRONICS ON AND RAISE IT UP EVEN MORE AND CREATE A BARRIER FROM THE MANTLE HEAT. LASTLY , I PLACED A THICK COIN BOOK UNDER THE BLACK SHELF TO SEPARATE THE ELECTRONICS EVEN MORE FROM THE VERY WARM AIR RISING. LAST PHASE WILL BE A FAN NEXT TO THE FIREPLACE THAT WILL BLOW THE AIR INTO THE KITCHEN AREA. AFTER THAT I WILL FEEL PRETTY GOOD OUR ELECTRONICS WILL BE SAFE.

   UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS 50 TIMES. BY 4:40PM I FINISHED THE " CUTTING IN " ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF. I HAD MY YOUNGEST HELP ME RE-STALL AN A/C CEILING VENT AND CEILING FAN.  THE KID SAVES ME TIME AND I REALLY ENJOY HER COMPANY SO MUCH. I ADORE JUST LOOKING AT HER.  ANYWAY , MY ELDEST DID NOT LIKE THE CEILING FAN BECAUSE IT WOBBLED BIG TIME. I SECURED THE MOUNT AND RE-HUNG THE CEILING FAN. IT STILL WOBBLED A TINY LITTLE BIT. MY KID SAYS , " MAN , DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE WHOLE THING DOWN AND REMOVE THE BLADES ALL OVER ? " I RESPOND , " I THINK OF MY BROTHER WHO ALWAYS DOES THINGS THE RIGHT WAY. "  WE SPENT 10 MINUTES AND TOOK DOWN THE CEILING FAN AGAIN. I SECURED A TOP MOUNT TO THE BODY OF THE MOTOR. WE RE-HUNG IT AND THE WOBBLING WAS GONE. THIS FAN SHOOK FOR 14 YEARS. MY KID SAID ," THE FAN LOOKS SO DIFFERENT BEING ALL CLEAN AND NOT WOBBLING. "

   WHEELS ALSO HELPED WITH VACUUMING AND CLEANING THE TILT DOWN WINDOWS & FIXING A WEATHER SEAL. OF COURSE , WHEN SHE WAS STANDING ON A CHAIR TO REACH A TOP WINDOW I MASSAGED HER ASS. I SLIGHTLY PULL HER SWEAT PANTS OUT FROM BEHIND AND BARELY SEE HER BUTT. I SAY , " OH YEAH. THERE'S THE GOODS. " WHEELS REPLIES , " YEP , THERE IT IS." WE BOTH LAUGH.

   I HAVE BEEN POSTING FUNNY STORIES ON FACEBOOK. SOME OF THE PEOPLE AND FAMILY READING THEM ARE SURPRISING THE HECK OUT OF WHEELS AND I. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING AT MY STORIES AND HOW FAT I AM.

   AT THE VERY END OF THE DAY I HAD TO MAKE ONE JOKE TOWARDS MY ELDEST KID. I HAVE BEEN SENDING HER PICTURES OF UPDATES ON HER BEDROOM. BASICALLY , THE DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE WORK.  TODAY , I PAINTED ONE MESSAGE ON A WALL. THE SIGN PAINTED.......... " CANADA SUCKS ". I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY.

   WE HAVE A NICE DINNER TOGETHER INCLUDING SHRIMP COCKTAILS FOR APPETIZERS.

   PENN STATE WINS FIESTA BOWL WHILE VILLANOVA LOSES TO BUTLER.....THEIR 1ST LOSS. SAY GOOD BYE TO THAT #1 RANKING IN THE NATION.

   WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT MY HORRIBLE HABITS OF SLEEPING. I EVEN MENTION " MY PILLOW " MIGHT HELP. WE FIND OUT THE PILLOW COSTS ABOUT $75. SO WHEELS WENT SHOPPING AND PICKED ME UP A POSTURE PEDIC MEMORY FOAM , YOU'RE HEAD IS SO FAT , WHERE'S YOUR HAIR , WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU MAN , SUPER SOFT FIBER , PILLOW FROM TJ MAX. I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO USING IT TONIGHT.

   THE PUP JUST CRACKS US UP 50 TIMES EVERY SINGLE DAY. THE DOG ALWAYS LOOKS SO GUILTY OF SOMETHING WHICH MAKES US LAUGH. IT IS SUCH A JOY TO HAVE A PET. I SAID I WAS ENVIOUS OF OUR DOG BECAUSE EVERY TIME SHE ENTERS A ROOM EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY GOES HIGH VOICED HAPPY........" HEYYYY NELLIE !!!  " AND ABOUT 30 NICKNAMES.

   WHEELS HEADS TO A FRIENDS HOUSE WHILE I DRIVE TO THE NAIL. LAST NIGHT BEING SO LATE DEFINITELY DRAINED ME.  I AM SUPPOSE TO HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY AROUND 11PM.  THIS MEANS I WILL BE AT THE NAIL LATE NIGHT AGAIN.

   OH , WRITING MY WEBSITE AT THE NAIL AROUND MIDNIGHT WHEN IT IS SLOW. I LIKE DOING THIS BECAUSE IT SAVES ABOUT 60-90 MINUTES FROM MY MORNING.

   ALSO , WOKE UP TO SNOW TODAY. LUCKILY , IT WAS LIGHT AND FLUFFY THAT IT COULD BE MOVED EASILY WITH A BROOM. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST DID THE VEHICLES AND OUTSIDE WHILE I CONTINUED TO PAINT. I DID SHOVEL THE NAIL ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS AGAIN......IT WAS SUPER EASY.

   BIRTHDAY PARTY COMES IN AND I HANG LATE NIGHT.  I DID NOT MIND AND IT WAS NICE TO EVERYONE.

   I HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT AND CATCH WHEELS WATCHING THE END OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. IT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY GOOD. I HAVE SOME LIBATIONS AND PRETZELS & CHEESE....DAMN THESE LATE NIGHT SNACKS.

   THE PILLOW DID NOT WORK. I WILL TRY IT AGAIN TOMORROW. I DID HAVE SOME CRAZY DREAMS ABOUT OUR BARTENDER AND ANOTHER ONE ABOUT MY YOUNGEST.

   SUNDAY        12 - 31 - 17 ( NEW YEAR'S EVE )

   THE FINAL PUSH OF PHASE 5........THIS DAMN BEDROOM.

   FINISHED ALL PAINTING AND WE EVEN VACUUMED AND SHAMPOOED THE CARPETS. THIS BEDROOM HAS NOT BEEN THIS CLEAN IN A LONG TIME. WE HUNG BLINDS AND PUSHED FURNITURE BACK INTO PLACE ALONG WITH HOOKING CABLE , PHONE , AND 6 WAY POWER STRIPS UP.  THE ROOM LOOKS REALLY GOOD.  

   LITTLE BIT COLD OUT THERE. I DECIDED TO CLOSE THE NAIL SINCE NO BANDS WERE SCHEDULED.  WE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS DAY.

   AFTER WORKING UPSTAIRS ON THE BEDROOM I TOOK A BREAK TO WATCH OR EAGLES AND LISTEN TO MERRILL REESE. I THINK I SHOULDA OF JUST KEPT WORKING. BOY , THAT WAS A TOUGH GAME TO WATCH. I KNOW THE GAME WAS MEANINGLESS BUT GEEZ. ZERO POINTS SCORED BUT OUR 2ND & 3RD STRING DEFENSIVE PLAYERS DID HOLD THE OPPONENT'S 1ST STRING OFFENSIVE PLAYERS TO JUST 6 POINTS. 

   SIXERS WITH A NICE WIN.

   FAMILY COMES OVER AND WE CHILL. I REALLY ENJOYED THE KIDS AND THE PIZZA....ALONG WITH SOME BOOZE.  SPEAKING OF PIZZA AND BOOZE. I HIT MY " HOLY SHIT YOU ARE SO F'N FAT " WEIGHT ( AGAIN ) WHICH MEANS I HAVE TO GO ON A BETTER EATING & DRINKING PLAN........LIKE THE WHOLE WORLD ON JANUARY 1ST.

   KEEP SENDING UPDATED PICTURES TO OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. SHE THANKED ME FOR THE GREAT JOB ON HOW HER ROOM CAME OUT. I ALSO ASKED HOW'S THE WEATHER IN THE COUNTRY SHE IS IN ? THE KID RESPONDED , " MINUS 20 DEGREES , MINUS 40 WITH THE WIND. "......OUCH.

    FAMILY ROLLED OUT AROUND 9PM AND I JUST DID COMPUTER STUFF FOR A LITTLE.

   YOUNGEST GOES TO A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AND RETURNS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  WHEELS HEADS TO A PARTY UNTIL 11:30PM. I WAS EXHAUSTED AND BARELY MADE IT PAST MIDNIGHT FOR THE BALL DROP.

   OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT OKAY AT BEST. 

   MONDAY        1 - 1 - 18  ( HAPPY NEW YEAR )

   THE PILLOW DOESN'T WORK. I GAVE THE NEW POSTUREPEDIC PILLOW A 3 NIGHT TRIAL AND IT FAILED. I AM A FAILURE.

   OFFERED FREE TICKETS TO SEE " ANNIE " IN CENTER CITY. HAD TO DECLINE TO 8PM START , YOUNGEST HAS SCHOOL TOMORROW , AND IT IS 3 DEGREES OUT.

   UP EARLY LIKE AN ASSHOLE AND HEADED TO THE NAIL. I WANTED TO CHECK THE HEAT AND THE SECURITY SYSTEM. I THINK THE COLD IS AFFECTING THE ALARM BUT I DID GET IT TO WORK. I CLOSED FOR TONIGHT SINCE EVERYONE AND THERE MOTHER PARTIED LAST NIGHT. BETWEEN HOLIDAYS AND ICE COLD WEATHER THE NAIL TRAIN HAS COME TO A STOP.........BLOW.

   FIREPLACE WAS CHURNING AGAIN. THIS UNIT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE. WHAT I LIKE IS THE FIREPLACE IS DUCTLESS OR NO CHIMNEY. HEAT GET BLOWN OUT AND WITH THE HELP OF OUR FAN IT WARMS THE 1ST FLOOR MAIN AREAS. MOST FIREPLACES SUCK OUT THE HEAT VIA THE FLU AND BASICALLY ARE FOR ESTHETICS.  AGAIN , BEST DECISION EVER.

   MY YOUNGEST AND I PUT OUR ELDEST BEDROOM BACK TOGETHER. MAN , WE HAVE A TON OF MATTRESSES. WE ORGANIZED AND EVERYTHING IS BACK TOGETHER.  WHEELS WASHED THE BEDDING AND HELPED MOVE SOME MORE FURNITURE. THIS ROOM IS ABOUT 98% DONE. IT REALLY CAME OUT SUPER NICE.  I TEXTED FINAL PICTURES TO MY ELDEST AND SHE LOVED IT.

   FAMILY COMES OVER FOR DINNER AND IT WAS NICE. WE WATCHED SOME GOOD COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES AND THAN TRIED TO FIGURE OUT A GAME CALLED " W T F " OR " WHAT THE FISH ". ALL OF US READ THE DIRECTIONS AND WE EVEN WATCHED A YOU-TUBE VIDEO TWICE......COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT.  WORSE CARD GAME EVER.

   I STARTED MY " TRY NOT TO EAT AND DRINK LIKE KING KONG BUNDY " DIET. I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN. I HAD NO ALCOHOL AND MADE A SMOOTHIE. I WILL CONTINUE TO TRY THE 3 B'S AND MORE. OH , THE 3 B'S ARE BEER , BRANDY , AND BREAD.  BEST 3 B'S EVER..........CRAP. 

   I KNOW WHEN I HAVE TO GO ON A BETTER MEAL PLAN. IT IS THAT MOMENT WHEN I AM BENT OVER TYING MY SNEAKERS AND I LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS.  I ACTUALLY GOT DIZZY BECAUSE THE FAT OF MY STOMACH PUSHED SO HARD AGAIN MY CHEST AND LUNGS I LOST BREATHING CAPABILITIES. SOMETIMES I HOLD MY BREATH TO TIE MY SHOES. THIS IS THE MOMENT I REALIZED ELEPHANTS HAVE A TOUGH LIFE............BLOW.  LOVE BEING FAT AND EATING WHAT I WANT.

   WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN AND WATCH 1 EPISODE OF " SHAMELESS " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD AND THE LEAD GIRL GETS NAKED.......DAMN SHE IS A PIECE OF ASS.  WE ALSO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " VIKINGS " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT. THE STORIES ARE BASED ON TRUE EVENTS OF THE VIKINGS AND ONE LEADER CALLED " IVAR THE BONELESS "...........TOTAL PSYCHO BAD ASS SUPER GENIUS PLANNER OF BATTLES.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEEP LIKE ASS. TOSSING AND TURNING ALL NIGHT.

   ON A SAD NOTE WHEELS , HER MOM , AND BROTHER VISITED A FAMILY MEMBER AT PENN UNIVERSITY. SHE REALLY TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE.

    TUESDAY      1 - 2 - 18

    UP EARLY TO GET THE FIRE PLACE ON. VERY CHILLY IN OUR MAIN ROOM AND KITCHEN AREA. NOTHING A PAIR OF SLIPPERS AND SWEAT JACKET CAN'T SOLVE BUT I HAVE BEEN GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH USING THE FIRE PLACE AND OUR MAIN THERMOSTAT TO WARM THE WHOLE HOUSE OR JUST OUR 1ST FLOOR. SO FAR IT IS WORKING VERY GOOD.

   YOUNGEST GETS UP LATE FOR SCHOOL WHICH IS KINDA NOT SURPRISING SINCE THE KID HAD A WEEK OFF AND WAS GOING TO BED LATE NIGHT. I DROVE HER TO SCHOOL AND HAD NO PROBLEM WITH IT.

    WE HAVE AT LEAST 4 MATTRESSES AND 6 BOX SPRINGS. THEY REALLY COME IN HANDY WHEN OUR KIDS HAVE SLEEPOVERS. BUT , SOME HAVE GOT TO GO.

   DID ALITTLE MORE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE PAINTED BEDROOM. MOVED SOME END TABLES INTO THE ROOM WHICH LOOK NICE.

   I PREPPED 2 MATTRESSES FOR TRASHING. THESE ARE THE HARDEST TO GET RID OF. I HAVE FOUND THAT CUTTING THEM IN HALF IS THE EASIEST WAY. UNFORTUNATELY , THE EASY PART IS SCISSORING THROUGH THE CLOTH. THE HARD PART CUTTING THE INTERTWINED METAL COILS. I PREPPED BOTH AND WILL DISPOSE OF THEM IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

  SPACKLED THE NEW SHELVES ON THE STAIR CASE AREA. WHY I DID THIS I DON'T KNOW. YOU NEVER SEE THEM , BUT I DO LIKE THE NEW LOOK OVER THE PAST LOOK.........WHICH WAS 2 X 4'S AND OPEN DRYWALL.

  CONTINUED MY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION.........MOVE FROM ELEPHANT SIZE TO HIPPO SIZE. TODAY WAS SMOOTHIES , SALAD , 1 AWESOME PORK RIB WHEELS MADE AND ONE SMALL CHICKEN CUTLET.  I ALSO HAD SOME PEANUTS AND CHEESE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. 

   TRUE STORIES POSTED ON FACEBOOK TODAY :

   For 30+ years I try to make Wheels belly laugh at least once a day. This morning I already achieved 2 crying laughs. The day is not over. 2 quick weight stories :
     1 - From my body I drop my sweat shorts in the kitchen to the floor. I show Wheels how it takes me 2 hands to pull just one leg through the shorts again. She was already laughing when my boxers hit the ground.
     2 - Wait for it. I see Wheels takes one minute to read our website. She starts roaring laughing. I say to
her , " there it is. " Here is the very short story :
I KNOW WHEN I HAVE TO GO ON A BETTER MEAL PLAN. IT IS THAT MOMENT WHEN I AM BENT OVER TYING MY SNEAKERS AND I LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS. I GOT DIZZY BECAUSE THE FAT OF MY STOMACH PUSHED SO HARD AGAINST MY CHEST AND LUNGS. I LOST BREATHING CAPABILITIES FOR ABOUT 3 SECONDS. I THOUGHT OF FOOD TO REGAIN LIFE. SOMETIMES I HOLD MY BREATH TO TIE MY SHOES.
Everyday true stories at
www.thenail1.com
(click HISTORY link)

   A VERY NICE DINNER AND CHILLING WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST.

   I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO HANG FOR THE NIGHT. I PLACED BEER AND LIQUOR ORDERS. I APPROPRIATELY ORDERED  SAM ADAMS " COLD SNAP ". 

   WATCHED THE FLYERS SHIT THE BED AT HOME AGAINST THE PENGUINS. MAN, THAT WAS TOUGH TO WATCH.

   BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF " VIKINGS ".  NO BOOZE AND OFF TO BED. DAMN THAT IS THE HARD PART BUT I DO FEEL 10X BETTER IN THE MORNING.

   I DID NOT SLEEP SO GOOD BUT DID SLEEP WELL FROM 6AM TO 7:30AM.

    WEDNESDAY       1 - 3 - 17

   SAD START TO 2018.................  

   FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS I DO NOT GIVE A FLYING " F " ABOUT THIS SNOW STORM.....NAIL WISE THAT IS..   WHY ? BECAUSE OF COLD WEATHER AND HOLIDAYS I DO NOT HAVE A DAMN THING SCHEDULED AT THE NAIL. I ALSO HAVE A NEW ( USED ) SNOW BLOWER SO F-YOU MOTHER NATURE. I WIN ON 2 FRONTS. ( I HAVE NO LIFE )

   DISPOSING OF MATTRESSES....NOT MY FAVORITE THING TO DO.  TODAY I DID CUT IN HALF 2 MATTRESSES. I BROUGHT 2 HALVES TO THE NAIL.  THIS WAS A LONG TIME OVERDUE TO MOVE SOME MATTRESSES OUT OF OUR UPSTAIR AREA.

   WHEELS AND YOUNGEST " FACETIME" WITH OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. SEEMS THE KID TOOK A LITTLE TOO LONG OF A VACATION IN THE SNOWY PLACE. BUT I STILL THINK SHE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME.

   PRETTY PROUD OF THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM I PAINTED.  I FOUND MYSELF SITTING IN THERE TODAY TALKING ON THE PHONE AND I THOUGHT , " MAN THE LINES AND COLORS REALLY CAME OUT NICE. "  THE PUP JUMPED UP ON THE BED. SHE WAS TELLING ME SHE AGREED.

   ALLOWED MY YOUNGEST TO GO INTO SCHOOL LATE AGAIN. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THIS. GAVE HER A RIDE TO SCHOOL AND ENJOYED EVERY SECOND WITH THE KID. I TELL HER , " YOU GET STRAIGHT A'S I ALWAYS SAY YES ".

   I START CARS EVERY MORNING FOR ME OR WHEELS TO WARM THEM UP. I GO OUTSIDE AND START OUR JEEP TO TAKE MY KID TO SCHOOL. I HEAR THIS " CLICKING " SOUND FROM MY VAN. I SAY ," NOW WHAT ??!! "  APPARENTLY WHEN I REMOVED THE KEY IT WAS TURNED BACK ONE NOTCH.  THE KEY SHOULD OF NOT COME OUT BUT IT DID AND  I NOTICED NOTHING. I STARTED THE VAN YESTERDAY WHILE IN THE SUN JUST TO LET THE ENGINE RUN SINCE I DID NOT START IT FOR A WEEK. WELL , ONE DAY LATER MY BATTERY IS DONE.

   I GET ON THE INTERNET AND MAKE PHONE CALLS FOR CAR BATTERIES. I AM SO PISSED BECAUSE THIS IS MY 2ND BATTERY ON THE VAN. I HAD A BACK-UP BATTERY IN OUR BASEMENT FROM OUR PREVIOUS BLUE VAN THAT WHEELS TOOK FOR A PETER PAN RIDE.

   I DECIDE TO " JUMP " THE VAN USING OUR JEEP. AFTER 10 ATTEMPTS I GET IT TO START. I LET THE VAN RUN FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. IN-BETWEEN I LOWER THE SEATS IN THE JEEP AND LOAD UP THE CUT MATTRESSES.

   I HAVE 3 BATTERY CHARGERS AND I THINK THEY ARE ALL FOR SMALLER BATTERIES LIKE MOTORCYCLES. I ASK MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND HE DROPS ONE OFF......WHICH IS THE SAME AS MINE BUT NEWER. I TRICKLE CHARGE THE VAN'S BATTERY FOR ABOUT 5 HOURS.  EARLIER , AFTER THE 15 MINUTE BREAK THE VAN STARTED. I WAS SURPRISED.  I RETURN FROM THE NAIL AFTER 6 HOURS AND I WAS VERY SURPRISED THE VAN STARTED AGAIN.  WE WILL SEE I GUESS WHEN THIS SNOW COMES.

   I DID NOT FEEL LIKE DOING IT BUT I AM GLAD I DID. I PREPPED THE VAN ( IF IT STARTS TOMORROW ) FOR LOADING THE SNOW BLOWER IN. I REMOVED TOOLS AND SEATS AND ADDED MY LONG BOARDS IN TO ROLL THE MACHINE IN.  AGAIN , WE WILL SEE IF THE VAN EVEN STARTS TOMORROW.

   I CONTINUE MY EAT BETTER AND NO BOOZE MISSION.  I REALLY CAN FEEL IT AFTER 3 DAYS. WE WILL SEE WHEN HOW IT GOES BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT I FEEL ALOT BETTER IN THE MORNINGS. I AM STILL FAT THOUGH.

   YOUNGEST COMES HOME.  IT CRACKS ME UP EVERY TIME I ENTER HER ROOM SHE GROANS. I HUM THE " DARTH VADAR " SONG. SHE KNOWS WHAT THIS MEANS.......SNUGGLE TIME. I GIGGLE AS THE KID SAYS , " OH C'MON. THIS IS LIKE 8 TIMES ALREADY. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.  I ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS ON HOW HER DAY WAS.  OH , THE BEST TIME WAS WHEN WHEELS JOINED US. 

   WHEELS AND YOUNGEST " FACETIME " WITH OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. KINDA COOL. OUR KID GOT TO SEE HER FRESHLY PAINTED BEDROOM.  THEY TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. ANOTHER THING THAT IS COOL.........IT WAS FREE. ( I THINK )

   A SALAD FOR A LATE LUNCH AND SOMETHING ELSE HEALTHY I FORGOT I ATE. I ALSO HAD A SMOOTHIE IN THE MORNING......NO DINNER YET.

   WHEELS AND I CALL OUR ACCOUNTANT AND HE TELLS US PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NEW TAX PLAN WILL HELP US.  WE WILL SEE WHEN WE DO OUR TAXES IN FEBRUARY.

   ROLL TO THE NAIL AFTER STOPPING AT THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER. I STOCKED AS SOON AS I ARRIVED.  I ALSO HUNG NEW VACATION PROPERTY FLYERS AT THE NAIL. ON OUR COMPUTER , WHEELS AND I SPENT ABOUT 1 HOUR DEVELOPING NEW FLYERS FOR BOTH OUR LAKEFRONT AND OCEANFRONT PROPERTIES.  WE CHANGED SOME THINGS AND ANALYZED WHAT WE THOUGHT SHOULD BE UPDATED.  THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS COLOR.  THE BLACK & WHITE FLYERS HANGING AT THE NAIL ARE NOW IN COLOR.........A HUGE UPGRADE.

   WATCH THE 76ERS BEAT THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS.  THIS TEAM AND COACH HAVE THE MOST PLAYOFF APPEARANCES IN A ROW THAN ANY OTHER TEAM IN ALL OF SPORTS........20 YEARS IN A ROW THEY MADE THE PLAYOFFS.  THE 76ERS WIN A GOOD GAME. THE ONLY THING IS 5 PLAYERS FROM THE SPURS ( MOSTLY STARTERS ) DID NOT PLAY. THEY PULLED A LEBRON JAMES...........STAY HOME AND SIT OUT OF MEANINGLESS AWAY GAMES.

   BACK HOME I DISCONNECT THE BATTERY CHARGER FROM THE VAN AND IT STARTS. I AM SHOCKED. I FEEL IT WILL NOT START TOMORROW.

   I MAKE SOME HEALTHY SNACKS......SINCE I HAD NO DINNER.  SOME RICE WAFERS THAT TASTE LIKE AIR ALONG WITH SOME SPINACH & VEGGIE DIP , SHARP CHEESE , AND SODA WATER........MMMMMM..........MMM.  ( BLOW )

   WE WATCH A RECAP/EPISODE OF " VIKINGS ". IT WAS VERY GOOD BECAUSE IT BROUGHT BACK " RAGNAR !! "

   OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT BAD TO DECENT.

   ON A SAD NOT WE LOST A FAMILY MEMBER.  NEW YEARS DAY SHE WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL AND SHE PASSED QUITE QUICKLY AFTER HAVING A STROKE.  THE SILVER LINING IS SHE IS OUT OF PAIN AND LIFE WOULD HAVE HAD ZERO QUALITY IF SHE HUNG ON.

   THURSDAY        1 - 4 - 18

  THE SEMI-GOODS AND THE PRETTY BADS..............JESUS H IT IS ALWAYS GOD DAMN SOMETHING. ( SORRY LORD )

  A FAMILY MEMBER SAID TO ME TODAY , " I RESPECT YOU SO MUCH. YOU SEEM TO SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM THAT COMES TO YOU. I REALLY LOOK UP TO THAT. "

  I GUESS WE WILL START WITH THE SEMI-GOODS :

   - THE NEW " USED " SNOW BLOWER WORKED OKAY AT BEST AND THAN BECAME PHENOMENAL. I NOTICED A SLIGHT GAS LEAK THE DAY I GOT IT. THE CHUTE WAS NOT MOVING EITHER WHICH WAS A HASSLE. I USED IT THIS AFTERNOON ON OUR PROPERTY AND A RENTAL PROPERTY. I RAN OUT OF GAS TWICE. THE RENTAL HAD A GAS CAN UNDER THE DECK SO I USED SOME. IT MAY HAVE BEEN OLD SO I HARDLY PUT ANY IN THE TANK SINCE IT WAS COMING OUT IN CLUMPS. BUT IT DID START THE ENGINE BACK UP AND I RACED THE BLOWER BACK TO OUR HOUSE WHERE IT RAN OUT OF GAS AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DRIVEWAY. LET ME TELL YOU DRAGGING A 250 POUND SNOW BLOWER UP A DRIVEWAY IN THE SNOW WAS NO PICNIC. IT'S A SHAME BECAUSE THIS BLOWER WORKED EXCELLENT....................WHEN RUNNING.

   - I GOT MY OLDER BLOWER JUST TO SEE HOW IT WOULD WORK AND I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO SAY THE LEAST.  THE HANDLE BARS MOVE UP AND DOWN 5 FEET , THE WHEELS SKIP , AND THE PAIN OF PUSHING THIS MACHINE SEARED BACK INTO MY BRAIN. SO MANY YEARS OF TWISTING , TURNING , LIFTING , AND PUSHING IT TO GET THROUGH SNOW DRIFTS. I PUT IT BACK INTO THE GARAGE.

   - I FINISHED OUR PROPERTY INCLUDING SHOVELING , SWEEPING THE CARS , AND WARMING THEM UP. A GOOD THING I DID WAS LIFT ALL WINDSHIELD WIPERS THE NIGHT BEFORE. 

   - A FAMILY MEMBER OFFERS ME A FREE USED SNOW BLOWER. I SAW PICTURES OF IT AND IT LOOKS IN GOOD SHAPE. I FOUND OUT THE ENGINE DOES NOT START WHICH IS A PROBLEM THAT I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO MESS WITH.

   - STARTED THE FIRE PLACE EARLY MORNING AND IT WORKS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. ALL THESE YEARS OF THE MAIN ROOM BEING COLD.  NOW......TOASTY.

   - SNOW STORM COMES AND I DON'T CARE. THE NAIL HAS NOTHING GOING ON. IF I SET UP BANDS.......IT WOULD OF BEEN DISASTROUS.  OUR YOUNGEST HAS OFF FOR 2 DAYS AND I LOVED IT........THOUGH SHE IS NOT FEELING WELL.

   - FINISHED OUR HOUSE AND RENTAL PROPERTY WITH SNOW REMOVAL. MAN DID I WANT A BEER AND BRANDY SO BAD. BUT I STUCK TO MY PLEDGE OF TRYING TO KEEP ON A GOOD MEAL PLAN. WHEELS MAKES A WONDERFUL STIR FRY. I RE-FUEL AND CHANGE MY CLOTHES AGAIN.....2 SOCKS , 2 PANTS , 2 COATS , AND SNOW BOOTS.

   - NOW THE HARD PART......THE NAIL.  I CAUGHT A GOOD BREAK FOR MY NEIGHBOR PLOWED OUR BACK LOT. NOT SURE WHY BUT I AM SURE NOT COMPLAINING. I HAVE BEEN PLOWING THE FRONT SIDEWALKS FOR ALL OUR PROPERTIES ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS ( FOR 20 YEARS ) SO MAYBE THIS IS A EQUAL SOLUTION AND PAY BACK.   

   - I LOAD UP MY " NEW " SNOW BLOWER IN THE VAN AND NOTICE IT IS SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN THE OLD ONE. THIS IS A GOOD THING. IT IS MUCH EASIER TO GET IN AND OUT......EXCEPT WHEN MY WOOD PLANKS SLIP OUT AND THE BLOWER CRASHES ON THE BACK BUMPER AND TO THE GROUND. I BROUGHT 2 GAS CANS FULLY EXPECTING TO RE-FUEL THE MACHINE EVERY 15 MINUTES.

   - USING A EXTENSION CORD FROM THE NAIL THE BLOWER STARTS RIGHT UP. I FILLED THE GAS TANK TO THE BRIM AND RACED TO THE SEPTA LOTS. I WAS SUPER HAPPY THAT THIS MACHINE JUST CHEWED THROUGH 4 FOOT HIGH SNOW DRIFTS IN SOME AREAS.  WHAT A DIFFERENCE OF ME FIGHTING THE MACHINE IN THE PAST. WITHIN 30 MINUTES I HAD EVERYTHING DONE FROM THE FRONT OF THE NAIL ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS.  THIS WAS AWESOME.  I ALSO ZIP TIED THE CONTROL WIRES TO THE CHUTE AND IT SEMI-WORKED. I LOADED UP QUICKLY AND I WAS VERY CONTENT ON THIS SNOW STORM CLEAN UP.

   - I EVEN PLOW A HOLE THROUGH ON ORSINI'S SIDE. THEY PLOW THEIR SNOW INTO A WALL RIGHT UP TO OUR MARQUEE. EVERY YEAR I MAKE A HOLE. I WAS OUT SHOVELING AND A WOMAN WALKS THROUGH THE PASS I JUST MADE WITH THE SNOW BLOWER. SHE SAYS , " NOW THAT IS GOOD TIMING.  THANKS !! "  I THINK SHE WANTED ME SINCE I LOOK SO MUCH BETTER LOSING 9 POUNDS.

     THE BADS :

   -  I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND THE HEAT HAS SHUT DOWN. I AM SO PISSED. I CALL MY TECH AND HE WILL MEET ME TOMORROW.  WE DO HAVE A BACK-UP HEATER BUT IT IS OLDER THAN GOD HIMSELF.

   - THE SECURITY SYSTEM IS DOWN SO I WILL MEET A TECH TOMORROW TO FIX THAT.

   BACK HOME I WANT ALCOHOL AND EVEN ASK WHEELS FOR HER OPINION. SHE TELLS ME TO KEEP THE PATH AND LOOK INTO THE MIRROR BEFORE I SHOWER.  GOOD ADVICE......I HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY TONIGHT.

   WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " SURVIVING ESCOBAR ". THEY WERE VERY GOOD. 

   WE ALSO WATCH THE FLYERS WIN IN AN EXCITING GAME. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM WIN 5 - 4...AFTER BLOWING A 5 - 2 LEAD. IT WAS ENTERTAINING WATCHING WHEELS SQUIRM AND CURSE IN THE FINAL 3 MINUTES.

    ANOTHER PROBLEM FIXED NOT THAT I DON'T FIGHT SOMETHING EVERY DAY. BOTH WHEELS AND I NOTICED LAST NIGHT WE COULD NOT ACCESS THE NAIL'S WEBSITE.  I IMMEDIATELY GOT IN TOUCH WITH OUR HOST IN A CHAT ROOM. HE FIXED THE PROBLEM IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. I WAS SO GRATEFUL.

   DO THE TWIST - IF YOU WALK INTO THE NAIL AND YOU SEE YOU A FAT GUY DOING THE TWIST IN FRONT OF HIS COMPUTER DO NOT BOTHER HIM. YES , I FIGURE I SIT IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS SO WHEN I AM DONE MY PROJECTS WHY NOT STAND AND EXERCISE.

   I WIND DOWN THE  NIGHT WITH ONE GLASS OF WINE........MMMMMM.........MMM. I HAVE SOME PEANUTS AND HEAD TO BED. I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL THE PUP GOT ME UP AT 3AM TO GO OUT AND POOP. I FELL BACK ASLEEP UNTIL 6:30AM.  HEY......I'LL TAKE IT.

   OUR YOUNGEST HAS THE SNIFFLES AND COUGH. SO I ONLY SNUGGLED WITH HER HALF THE TIME I USUALLY DO........4 TIMES.

   FRIDAY      1 - 5 - 18

   SOLVING MAJOR PROBLEMS.............BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS. 

   3 MAJOR BREAK DOWNS AT THE NAIL. ALL OF THEM MOST LIKELY ARE RELATED TO THE COLD AND SNOW. I SHAKE MY HEAD MANY TIMES BECAUSE ALL I ASK A MACHINE TO DO IS WORK. TURN ON THE HEAT AND EXPECT IT TO HEAT.....THAT'S IT. NO DAMN ROCKET SCIENCE TO LEAVE THE ATMOSPHERE.

   A) - OUR MAIN HEAT IS DOWN AT THE NAIL. WE HAVE A BACK-UP SYSTEM THAT HAS NOT NEEDED MAINTENANCE SINCE 1948. THE THING IS OLDER THAN DIRT AND IT KEEPS BEING RELIABLE.  THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT FOR ITS LONGEVITY IS THE HEATER IS INSIDE AWAY FROM THE ELEMENTS.  NOW , I HAD IT RUNNING 12 HOURS AND THE NAIL BARELY HIT 60 DEGREES WHICH WAS TOLERABLE BECAUSE PEOPLE TONIGHT SAT AT THE BAR WITH SHORT SLEEVES.  I WILL LET IT RUN NON STOP UNTIL MONDAY WHEN OUR TECH ARRIVES.

       SPEAKING OF THE TECH. HE WAS GOING TO COME OUT SATURDAY MORNING IN THE FRIGID COLD AND WIND. I TOLD HIM NOT TOO.  SINCE WE HAD NO BANDS SCHEDULED WE WOULD ENDURE THE COLD WITH OUR BACK-UP HEATER. I TOLD HIM TO COME OUT ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY WHEN THE TEMPS WILL BE IN THE MID 40'S AND THAN WILL HIT THE 50'S NEXT WEEK. THAT WILL FEEL LIKE FLORIDA.

   B) - THE SECURITY SYSTEM IS DOWN......KINDA. I AM NOT SURE WHY IT IS MALFUNCTIONING BUT IT SEEMED TO WORK TONIGHT. BUT THE LAST SEVERAL NIGHTS IT DID NOT. I CALL A COUSIN WHO INSTALLED THE SYSTEM 15 YEARS AGO. HE WILL COME OUT TOMORROW MORNING. HE DID WALK ME THROUGH SHUTTING THE SYSTEM DOWN AND RE-BOOTING IT BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT DID NOT WORK......THOUGH IT DID WORK TONIGHT SO I SET THE ALARM.

   C) - WALK-IN FRIDGE IS WARM.......AT LEAST SO I THOUGHT. I BROUGHT MY TEMPERATURE GAUGE TO THE NAIL AND WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE TEMPS ARE NORMAL. I GUESS THE NAIL WAS SO COLD IT FELT WARM IN THE WALK-IN FREEZER.

    START MY MORNING BY LIGHTING THE FIRE PLACE.  IT IS A RITUAL AND IT IS SO WORTH IT.  THE TEMPERATURE IS 63 DEGREES.  WITHIN 2 HOURS IT IS 72 DEGREES IN MOST OF OUR FIRST FLOOR AREA.  BEDROOMS GET COLD BECAUSE THE MAIN HEAT KICKS OFF WHICH IS SET AT 70 DEGREES. TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM I PLACED AN ELECTRIC HEATER IN MY YOUNGEST BEDROOM SINCE THE KID IS IN THERE ALL THE TIME. IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

   ORDERED A NEW SODA GUN FOR THE NAIL. TO SAY IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I MET OUR SODA TECH AND HAD A BEER DELIVERY THIS MORNING TOO. THE NAIL IS NOW FULLY STOCKED ACROSS THE BOARD. I JUST NEED TO KEEP BOOKING ACTS AND BANDS.......WHICH I HAVE.

   JANUARY CALENDARS ARRIVE SO I PUT THEM OUT. WE ALSO GOT OUR FIRST COMPLIMENT ON OUR NEW VACATION FLYERS HANGING ON OUR CORK BOARDS.

   SPEAKING OF VACATION PROPERTIES. WE GET AN EMAIL FROM A RENTER , " WE JUST ARRIVED AND THE PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL !! ". WHEELS AND I ALWAYS FEEL HONORED THAT PEOPLE LIKE OUR VACATION HOMES. THERE WAS JUST ONE PROBLEM........THEY WERE NOT SUPPOSE TO BE THERE. OUR CONDO IS PRETTY MUCH SHUT DOWN WITH THE WATER OFF AND 1 FOOT OF SNOW. I IMMEDIATELY EMAILED THE WOMAN AND TRIED HER PHONE NUMBER. OF COURSE .........THE PHONE WAS NOT ANSWERED. BY THE NEXT MORNING WE DID GET AN ANSWER.........THE EMAIL WE JUST GOT WAS SENT 3 MONTHS AGO WHEN SHE RENTED IN OCTOBER. A NEIGHBOR WAS NICE ENOUGH TO CHECK FOR US IN NORTH WILDWOOD.

   WHEELS HEADS OUT TO CASEY'S BAR TO MEET UP WITH FAMILY. ONE DROVE FROM WASHINGTON. IT WAS NICE FOR THEM TO GET TOGETHER BUT THE REASON WAS A SAD ONE. WE HAVE A FUNERAL TO ATTEND TOO. THIS TIME TOMORROW WILL BE A SAD DAY.

   I CHECK ON MY YOUNGEST AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. EVERY 90 MINUTES OR SO I TEXT THE KID TO MAKE SURE SHE IS OKAY. I ALSO FACEBOOK MESSAGED WITH OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. SHE TOLD ME SHE IS GOING TO A NIGHTCLUB THAT " DJ JAZZY JEFF " WILL BE PERFORMING. REMEMBER HIM FROM THE TV SHOW " FRESH PRINCE " ? I HAD SOME ADVICE FOR HER , " NEVER LEAVE YOUR SODA UNATTENDED ".  SHE KNEW BY " SODA " I MEANT ALCOHOL......LEGAL AGE FOR DRINKING IS 18 WHERE SHE IS AT. 

   SOME REGULARS AND NEW FACES COME IN TONIGHT. I WAS PRETTY SURPRISED BECAUSE IT IS DAMN COLD OUT THERE.  NEW RECORD LOWS WILL BE ACHIEVED. SEVERAL NIGHT CLUBS AND BANDS CANCELLED THEIR PERFORMANCES. I DROVE BY 2 LOCAL RESTAURANT 2 BLOCKS FROM OUR HOUSE AND THEY HAD 3 PEOPLE IN EACH.  THE ONLY SILVER LINING IS I HAD NO BANDS THIS WEEKEND.  IT IS LOST REVENUE BUT AT LEAST THE PAIN IS NOT THERE IF I WOULD OF BOOKED A 6 BAND NIGHT AND HAD TO CANCEL. ACTION NEWS SAYS BUSINESSES HAVE LOST MORE THAN 50% OF REVENUES DUE TO THE COLD AND SNOW. I SAY IT IS MUCH HIGHER.

   SIXERS WIN SO BIG I ACTUALLY GOOGLE THE RECORD OF THE DETROIT PISTONS.  THE SIXERS WERE UP 30 POINTS IN THE 2ND QUARTER. I THOUGHT FOR SURE THE PISTONS HAD THE WORST RECORD IN BASKETBALL. IT ENDS UP THEY HAVE A BETTER RECORD THAN US......20 - 17. THE SIXERS ARE 19 - 19.

   I CHECKED THE HEAT IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE NAIL ALL NIGHT. THE OLD HEATER REALLY JUST DOES THE BAR SIDE.  BUT , WITH THE 2 BEER BINS , A JAGER MACHINE , AND A TAKE-OUT FRIDGE ALL GIVING OFF HEAT PLUS THE OLD HEATER PUSHING WARM AIR DOWN FROM THE CEILING WITH THE HELP OF CEILING FANS IT IS ABOUT 65 DEGREES AT THE BAR. IN THE MAIN ROOM IT WAS ABOUT 55 DEGREES.  LUCKILY , EVERYONE SAT AT THE BAR WHERE IT WAS COMFORTABLE.

   I GOT SOME THINGS DONE BUT MOSTLY JUST CHILLED ( LITERALLY ) WITH THE PATRONS. I GAVE AN ABSOLUTE VODKA BOTTLE WITH A TEAL BLUE MERMAID SKIRT DECORATED OVER IT FOR THE NEW YEAR TO A PATRON. SHE WAS SO HAPPY FOR THE GIFT.

   IT'S ONLY BEEN A WEEK BUT I STAYED TRUE TO MY BETTER EATING HABITS. WHEN I ARRIVED HOME AROUND 2AM I HAD NO BOOZE. MORE IMPORTANT I HAD NO SNACKS WHICH I THINK IS THE KEY TO LOSING WEIGHT. MY LATE NIGHT SNACKING COUPLED WITH BEER & BRANDY JUST IS SO BAD FOR MY FAT.

   LET THE PUP OUTSIDE AND SHE PEES ON THE PATIO. IT WAS QUITE EXTRAORDINARY TO SEE THE PEE FREEZE IN MID AIR DIRECTLY FROM HER ASS.

   TOMORROW IS AN EXTREMELY SPECIAL DAY FOR WHEELS AND I.  I ALREADY POSTED ON FACEBOOK WHAT IT IS.

   SATURDAY      1 - 6 - 17

  WHEELS AND I LIKE TO THANK SO MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO GAVE US CONGRATULATION COMMENTS AND LIKES. TO SAY THIS HAS BEEN A LONG JOURNEY WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

   HERE IS MY MIDNIGHT FACEBOOK POST OF OUR 21 YEARS OWNING THE NAIL :

       21 years the little Nail has survived the endless hurdles. 
No one knew Wheels had 3 jobs and I had 4 jobs for 3 years to keep The Nail afloat. 60-70 hour work weeks for 3 long years because we believed in this dive bar that so strongly supported original and all music. 
" Friends " left us and we had a decision.......our way or the highway. 
The longest tenure to own The Rusty Nail since 1948. This is a huge accomplishment. The lost money , the pure pain , the hards
hips , the long hours , and constant worries we went through was extremely difficult. 
I have to thank Wheels who is the true motor behind the engine and the bands who play here are the backbone. I and The Nail are nothing without them.
I like to thank all who have stayed and supported us over 21+ years. From our annual FREE Wheelstocks we threw for over 400 people for 4 days at a Mountain house we built with our own hands to BBQ's in the back lot.
I am honored to be part of The Rusty Nail Family.
Everyday true stories at 
www.thenail1.com
( click HISTORY link )

    ** Full Story of our tenorship is under " Work Hard "

   WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORDS ........" JEHOVAH WITNESS ? " YEAH , ME TOO.  BUT.......

   A DAY OF REMEMBERING..............AND A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING.

   WHEELS AND I ATTEND THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF A FAMILY MEMBER TODAY. OUR FAMILY MEMBER WAS A STOUT BELIEVER IN JEHOVAH.  OUT OF RESPECT YOU GO ALONG WITH IT. I FIGURE IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IN SOMEONE OR SOMETHING THAN WHO THE HECK AM I DO DENOUNCE IT ? ACTUALLY , SOME OF THEIR BELIEFS ARE NOT TOO FAR FROM CATHOLIC BELIEFS.  IN A MEMORIAL YOU REALLY SHOULD PUSH THE MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES OF THE PERSON WHO PASSED.  I WOULD SAY THE SPEAKER , WHO DID A DECENT JOB , WAS 70-30 IN PUSHING THE RELIGION OF JEHOVAH WITNESSES BUT NOT OVERBEARING AT ANY TIME.  I WOULD OF LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT MY LOST RELATIVE. BUT , WHEN AT A CATHOLIC CHURCH THEY DO THE SAME THING IF NOT MORE.

   SO SOME OF THINGS OF JEHOVAH WERE ACCEPTING DEATH AND MOVING " JUST AROUND THE CORNER " WHERE YOU WILL MEET UP WITH YOUR FAMILY IN A SANCTUARY ON EARTH. THE MODERATOR PLAYED A JAMES TAYLORISH SONG CALLED " JUST AROUND THE CORNER ".  IT WAS CHEESY BUT A CERTAIN HOPE WAS PASSED ON THAT THE DECEASED WERE GOING TO A BETTER PLACE. THEY ALSO SHOWED A VERY SIMPLE VIDEO OF A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HAVING A PERFECT BBQ , READING THE BIBLE , AND ENJOYING A PERFECT LIFE IN A PERFECT OUTDOOR GAZEBO BY A PERFECT STREAM AND PERFECT SWING FROM A TREE.........IT WAS SO PERFECT.  BUT NOT REALISTIC IN THIS WORLD BUT COULD BE IN A SPIRITUAL REALM. I ASSUME THIS WAS THEIR " HEAVEN " ON EARTH .  THEY PLAY THE PERFECT SPIRITUAL FAMILY VIDEO TO THEIR CONTINGENT QUITE OFTEN. AGAIN ,THIS WAS THEIR VERSION OF WHAT LIFE WOULD BE IN THE AFTER.  I FELT IT WAS ALMOST PROPAGANDA LIKE. IT WAS JUST TOO CHEESY AND AT TIMES I ALMOST GIGGLED. AGAIN , I DID NOT WANT TO JUDGE SO I TRIED TO LEARN AND EDUCATE MYSELF. THEIR VERSION OF AFTERLIFE WAS A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS , A METAPHYSIC UTOPIA , AND AN ESSENTIAL PART IN THE FULL CIRCLE OF LIFE.

   ONE THING GOOD WAS THE PEOPLE. WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH THE CONGRESSION WAS EXTREMELY POLITE. PERFECT STRANGERS SAYING HELLO AND WISHING YOU WELL. I FELT THIS REWARDING AND REFRESHING. IN FACT , IT WAS DOWN RIGHT NICE TO SEE. ........PEOPLE SIMPLY BEING NICE.  ON THE OTHER HAND THE AFTER SERVICE LUNCHEON HAD TO BE " INVITATION " ONLY.  THIS IS DID NOT GET. SHOULDN'T IT BE OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE SERVICES ? WELL , APPARENTLY PEOPLE ATTEND THESE SERVICES TO SUPPORT A FELLOW JEHOVAH. THAT IS FINE. SOME DID NOT EVEN KNOW OUR FAMILY MEMBER WHICH I AM OKAY WITH TOO. BUT FROM WHAT I HEAR SOME DO IT JUST TO ATTEND THE LUNCHEON AFTERWARDS WITH FREE FOOD AND DRINK. I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THIS IS FALSE BUT I KNOW IF I ATTENDED A FUNERAL SERVICE AND DID NOT KNOW THE PERSON WHO PASSED I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT GO TO THE LUNCHEON. TO ME, THAT IS A TIME FOR FAMILY TO UNITE , SOCIALIZE , SHARE STORIES , REMEMBER , AND REFLECT ON THEIR PASSED LOVED ONE. THE FAMILY MEMBER WHO PASSED SO QUICKLY I BELIEVE WAS A GOOD PERSON AND HAD A GOOD FAMILY. THAT IS WHAT I WILL REMEMBER.

   WHEELS AND I ROLL OUT AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. IN THE PARKING LOT A PERSON LEFT THEIR CAR DOOR WIDE OPEN. SO I CLOSED IT TO WITHIN ONE INCH OF TOTALLY CLOSING......IF THAT MAKES SENSE. BY THE WAY THE LUNCHEON WAS VERY GOOD.....BOTH FOOD & SERVICE. I REALLY ENJOYED TALKING TO FAMILY AND MAKING THEM LAUGH. WHEN DRIVING HOME I SAID TO WHEELS , " YOUR FAMILY FUCKING LOVES ME. "  EVEN THOUGH ONE FAMILY MEMBER SAID TO WHEELS IN THE RECEIVING LINE , " YOU STILL WITH HIM ? " AND LOOKED AT ME. I RESPONDED , " 30+ YEARS. "

   WE STOP AT THE NAIL AND THE BACK-UP HEATER IS NOT KEEPING THE PLACE TOTALLY WARM. IT IS STRUGGLING ACTUALLY. LIKE I SAID YESTERDAY THE ONLY THING KEEPING US OPEN IS THE COMPRESSORS PUTTING OFF HEAT THEMSELVES.  IN 30 MINUTES WE HEAD HOME AND ALSO BRING CHICKEN WINGS FOR OUR YOUNGEST.

   WE SETTLE IN AND GET THE FIREPLACE GOING. THE COLD IS SETTING RECORD LOWS AND I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE WHICH IS IN THE NEGATIVE TEMPS OF 25.......OUCH.

   OH , I HAD NO BOOZE AT THE LUNCHEON TODAY. HOW HARD IS THIS FOR ME BYPASSING AN OPEN BAR......DAMN IT !! I HAVE STAYED TRUE SINCE JANUARY 1ST ON THIS EATING HEALTHY THING. IN ONE WEEK I LOST 11 POUNDS. THIS IS ALL WATER , BELLY , AND ASS WEIGHT BUT I CAN TOTALLY FEEL IT.......IN MY FEET.

   WAIT , DID I JUST WRITE WEIGHT LOSS I CAN FEEL IN MY FEET ? YES , I EVEN JOKED AT THE LUNCHEON BECAUSE THESE NEW SHOES I GOT WERE SUPER TIGHT ON ME 3 MONTHS AGO. I LOSE SOME WEIGHT AND THEY SLIPPED RIGHT ON LIKE CINDERELLA. I DID NOT EVEN NEED MY SHOE HORN.

   WE PUT SOME COMFY CLOTHES ON AND SETTLE IN. I IMMEDIATELY GO TO MY YOUNGEST. WE GIVE HER THE WINGS AND SOON.......SNUGGLING.

   GOOD IDEA AND REALLY IT IS SUPER COOL. WHEELS , MYSELF , AND THE PUP ALL SNUGGLE WITH OUR YOUNGEST ON HER BED. OUR KID GROANS AS I KISS AND HUG HER A 100 TIMES. WE TALK A LITTLE ABOUT SHE WANTING TO TAKE FRIENDS TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR SPRING BREAK......BY THEMSELVES.  IT IS A LONG SHOT BUT MY RULE IS , " IF YOU GET STRAIGHT " A'S " IN SCHOOL I HAVE TO SAY YES. " THE KID USED THIS ON ME AND ALL HER FRIENDS ARE STRAIGHT " A " STUDENTS TOO.  BUT THE COOL THING WE DID WAS " FACETIME " OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. TRULY AMAZING TECHNOLOGY.  WE ENJOYED TALKING TO OUR ELDEST DIRECTLY WITH VIDEO IN REAL TIME 2357 MILES AWAY........UNBELIEVABLE.

   WE WATCH SOME GOOD PLAYOFF FOOTBALL GAMES. ANDY REID AND THE CHIEFS TOTALLY CHOKE AGAIN WITH A GOOD LEAD TO THE TITANS. TWICE IN ONE SEASON.  THE FALCONS UPSET THE RAMS BY RUNNING THE BALL ON ALMOST EVERY PLAY.

   SO , OUR BELOVED EAGLES WILL FACE THE FALCONS. I THINK IS THE BEST SCENARIO FOR OUR BIRDS BESIDES MAYBE FACING THE PANTHERS.

      THE GOODS FOR FACING THE FALCONS :

   - AT HOME , FANS , AND NOISE.

   - COLD & FALCONS ARE A DOME TEAM. PLAYING IN LOS ANGELES WAS PERFECT FOR THEM.

   -  OUR DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR JIM SCHWARTZ COACHED IN THE FALCON DIVISION WHEN HE WAS WITH THE LIONS. HE SHOULD KNOW THEM EXTREMELY WELL SINCE HE PLAYED THEM TWICE A SEASON.

   - FALCONS ARE THE LOWEST SEED IN THE PLAYOFFS AT #6.

   - FALCONS SHOULD NOT RUN THE BALL AS EFFECTIVELY AS THEY DID AGAINST THE RAMS WHO WERE 30TH IN RUN DEFENSE.

   - THEIR QUARTERBACK IS NOT MOBILE.........MUCH.

      THE BADS FACING THE FALCONS :

   - MATTY ICE IS A SEASONED QUARTERBACK.

   - THE FALCONS SHOULD OF WON THE SUPER BOWL LAST YEAR.

   - COACHES AND QUARTERBACK WILL MAKE WAY BETTER DECISIONS THAN OURS SINCE THEY HAVE TENURE AND EXPERIENCE.

   - WE LOST OUR MVP PRO-BOWL QUARTERBACK.

   - FALCONS HAD A HARD SCHEDULE AND BEAT THE PACKERS ( WITH RODGERS ) , LIONS ( AWAY ) , SEAHAWKS ( AWAY ) , SAINTS , AND PANTHERS. LOSSES TO VERY GOOD DIVISIONAL OPPONENTS AVERAGED LESS THAN 6 POINTS.  A 10 - 6 RECORD IS IMPRESSIVE.....ALONG WITH A PLAYOFF WIN ALREADY AGAINST THE RAMS.

   

   A NICE TREAT. WE REALLY LIKE NETFLIX BUT A FAMILY MEMBER TOLD US TO WATCH A SHOW CALLED " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER ". IT IS ABOUT A HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES LOSES WORLD WAR II. THE AXIS POWER TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY. THE NAZI'S ON THE EAST COAST AND THE JAPANESE ON THE WEST COAST.  WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. I BET THE SKINHEADS OUT THERE LOVE THIS. ANYWAY , THIS SHOW IS ONLY ON " AMAZON " WHICH WE GOT HOOKED UP FROM A FAMILY MEMBER. NOW WE HAVE NETFLIX AND AMAZON.......NICE.

    THE FLYERS WIN AGAIN WHICH IS REALLY NICE TO SEE.

   WE ACTUALLY STAY UP UNTIL ALMOST 1AM. WE WATCHED A GOOD AMOUNT OF " WHO'S LINE IS IT ANYWAY ? " SHOWS. THEY AIRED THEM BACK TO BACK LIKE 20 TIMES IN A ROW AND ARE PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. WE JUST LOOK AT COLIN MOCHRIE AND LAUGH.

   OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.  HMMMMMM........MAYBE THIS WEIGHT LOSS AND NO BOOZE THING IS HELPING.

    SUNDAY         1 - 7 - 17

   WHEELS AND I DO THE NAIL BOOKS FOR DECEMBER AND YEAR END.  IT WAS A TOUGH DECEMBER WITH SNOW STORMS ON WEEKENDS , FREEZING COLD TEMPS , HOLIDAYS , AND NO HEAT. BESIDES THAT.......ALL IS GOOD.

   WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST TOOK DOWN ALL THE INSIDE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. I HELPED STORE THEM IN THE BASEMENT. IT IS REALLY NICE AND WARM WHEN THE DECORATIONS GO UP BUT IT IS ALSO NICE WHEN THEY HOUSE IS BACK TO NORMAL..........ESPECIALLY SINCE WE RE-PAINTED.

   EVERY TIME I GO UPSTAIRS I WALK INTO MY ELDEST BEDROOM AND SAY TO MYSELF , " DAMN , I DID AN EXCELLENT JOB IN PAINTING. "

   I THOUGHT THE RENTERS WOULD BE FREEZING IN THE POCONOS. THEY RENTED OUR HOME FOR THE WEEKEND AND ACCUWEATHER WAS CALLING FOR -25 DEGREES WITH WIND CHILLS.  DAMN , THAT IS COLD. I CALLED TO SEE IF THEY WERE OKAY AND OFFER IF THEY LIKE TO STAY ANOTHER 2 DAYS FOR FREE.  THEY TOLD  ME IT WAS ACTUALLY OKAY AND THEY HAD A GOOD TIME. THEY WILL BE RE-BOOKING IN THE SPRING.

   WATCH SOME FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES.  KINDA WANTED BILLS TO WIN BUT JAGUARS IS FINE. AS AN EAGLE FAN WE WANTED THE PANTHERS TO WIN OVER THE SAINTS BUT IT IS SO DAMN HARD TO CHEER FOR THAT BABY POUTING CAM NEWTON. SO I WAS OKAY WITH THE SAINTS WINNING.

   DOWN MY BASEMENT I AM PREPPING FOR A SIDE JOB. I AM LISTENING TO SPORTS TALK RADIO AND THE DJ IS TALKING HOW THE FALCONS HAVE BEEN UP & DOWN ALL YEAR. I TOTALLY DISAGREE. THEY ARE 11 - 6 NOW WITH A PLAYOFF WIN OVER THE RAMS IN L.A.  THEY BEAT SOME VERY GOOD TEAMS AND MOST OF THEIR LOSSES ARE WITHIN 6 POINTS OR LESS. I FELT THE FALCONS WERE OUR BEST MATCH UP BUT I THINK THE PANTHERS WERE BETTER. PUT IT THIS WAY...........LAS VEGAS HAS THE EAGLES AS AN UNDERDOG AT HOME. I LIKE TO KNOW THE LAST TIME A #6 SEED TRAVELING TO A #1 SEED'S HOME STADIUM WAS A FAVORITE ?  JESUS , ONLY IN PHILLY. AGAIN , DREAMS SMASHED.

   LOOKS LIKE OUR KID'S FLIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. I AM OKAY WITH THIS BECAUSE THESE THINGS HAPPEN. THE GOOD NEWS...........SHE WILL BE COMING HOME EARLIER.

   TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST. SHE FIGHTS ME A LITTLE AND IT PISSES ME OFF. I TRY TO HIDE IT BUT I DO NOT LIKE ATTITUDE FOR A 20 MINUTE RIDE. THE KID HAS BEEN SICK FOR 3 DAYS AND I WANTED HER OUT OF HER BEDROOM FOR JUST 20 MINUTES. IT ALL WORKED OUT FINE. OH , THE BACK-UP HEATER IS BARELY KEEPING THE NAIL WARM.

   BACK HOME WHEELS MAKES A NICE SCALOPPINI AND SALAD. I HAD 2 HELPINGS OF SALAD AND THAT IS IT. I WAS OKAY WITH THAT.

   WE WATCH THE FLYERS WIN AGAIN. THEY TOOK 3 OF 4 AT HOME ( SHOULD OF BEEN 4 0F 4 ) AND A GOOD WAY TO GO INTO THE BREAK. THEY ARE IN THE HUNT FOR A PLAYOFF POSITION AT THIS HALF WAY POINT.

   WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER " WHICH IS VERY GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH A " SHAMELESS " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD ALSO. HAVING " AMAZON " AS ANOTHER OUTLET TO WATCH TV IS PRETTY COOL.

   MESSING WITH THE HOME HEAT PRETTY MUCH EVERY DAY.  I DECIDED I WANTED TOTAL WARMTH FOR SLEEPING TONIGHT. I MOVED OUR THERMOSTAT FROM 70 TO 74. SLEEPING WAS BLISS. I SLEPT ALL THE WAY TO 6AM.....WAKING UP JUST TWICE.

   WE ALSO WATCHED SOME OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS. LIKE HER OR NOT , OPRAH WINFREY GAVE AN OUTSTANDING UPLIFTING MOVING SPEECH AFTER BEING HONORED FOR THE CECIL B DEMILLE AWARD. SHE MADE HISTORY BY BEING THE FIRST FEMALE AFRICAN AMERICAN TO RECEIVE. IF SHE RUN FOR PRESIDENT..........SHE WIN IN A LAND SLIDE AND THERE WAS TALK ABOUT IT ON THE NEWS THE NEXT MORNING.

   MONDAY    1 - 8 - 18

   SHOULD I GO AND CHECK ?.................

   HUGE ICE STORM CREATES AN EARLY DISMISSAL FOR THE KIDS AT SCHOOL. WHERE HAVE THESE PEOPLE BEEN LIVING ? IT WAS NICE TO HAVE OUR YOUNGEST HOME EARLY.

   OH CANADA HOW I HATE THEE.  MORE MONEY SPENT.  A 3RD PARTY BOOKING AGENCY CANCELS A RETURN FLIGHT. THE NEW FLIGHT BACK HOME IS FREE BUT OUR ELDEST DENIES IT BECAUSE THE FLIGHT IS 20 HOURS.......MORE THAN TWICE THE AMOUNT. WE NOW HAVE TO RE-BOOK. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN 3RD PARTIES BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT. YOU CAN FIND GOOD DEALS BUT THAN GO DIRECTLY TO THE AIRLINE FOR THE DIRECT DEAL.  ANYWAY , $400 LATER WE BOOKED A FLIGHT......TWICE AS MUCH.  AGAIN F'N BURNED WITH THIS CANADA SHIT. MONEY IS FUCKING FLOWING LIKE WATER. THE SILVER LINING IS OUR KID IS COMING HOME A WEEK EARLY.

   SPEAKING OF WATER.......BESIDES OUR SECURITY SYSTEM BEING DOWN AND OUR MAIN HEAT BROKE HOW ABOUT A MAJOR LEAK BY OUR FRONT BAR.  IT IS ABSOLUTELY POURING IN.  I HAD TO CALL MACGYVER AT 11PM AT NIGHT.

   NOW , I WAS NOT GOING TO GO TO THE NAIL AT ALL BECAUSE OF THE BRUTAL WEATHER CONDITIONS. I KEPT ASKING MYSELF SHOULD I GO OR NOT ? 20 TIMES I SAID THIS TO MYSELF. WHEELS FINALLY SAYS , " JUST GO , CHECK ON EVERYTHING , AND COME BACK. "  I WANTED TO CHECK THE HEAT AND PIPES BUT I REALLY FELT CONFIDENT THEY BE OKAY. I WAS SO CORRECT......HEAT AND PIPES WERE GOOD.

     WHEN I ARRIVED WATER WAS POURING THROUGH THE ROOF VIA A RECESSED DRAIN ON THE ROOF. THE ICE CREATED AN ICE DAMN AND I NEEDED TO COME UP WITH AN IDEA. I CLEANED UP BIG TIME AND COULD NOT FIGURE ANYTHING OUT WITH THE MATERIALS AT THE NAIL WHICH WAS LIMITED. I HAD TO GO HOME. SO WANTED A BEER AND BRANDY RIGHT NOW.

  BACK HOME I GRAB SOME PLUMBING TOOLS , TAPE , AND A 9 FOOT LONG 3" PVC PIPE. I HAVE MY YOUNGEST RETURN TO THE NAIL WITH ME TO HELP.  THE BUCKETS ARE FILLING UP IN LESS THAN 45 MINUTES. THIS MEANS I CAN NOT LEAVE WITHOUT DIVERTING THE WATER. USING 2 FUNNELS , A 90 DEGREE PVC ELBOW ,  A 9 FOOT 3" PVC PIPE , AND TAPE I CAME UP WITH A SYSTEM TO CATCH THE LEAKING WATER AND RE-ROUTE IT TO A SINK.  PROBLEM SOLVED IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES. THE WATER IS POURING THROUGH THE ROOF LIKE NIAGARA FALLS. I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK. MAN , ALWAYS SOMETHING.

   STOP AT MCDONALDS TO GET MY YOUNGEST AN ORDER OF FRENCH FRIES. JUST ONE ORDER OF FRENCH FRIES.  WE WERE 2ND IN LINE BUT AS SOON AS WE PULLED UP TO THE WINDOW THE 1ST CAR DROVE AWAY.  WE SHOULD BE DONE IN SECONDS FOR JUST ONE FRENCH FRY ORDER. I WAS ABSOLUTELY FUCKING AMAZED ON THE KID WHO SERVED US.  THE BILL WAS $2.64. I GAVE THE WORKER $5.64 TO GET RID OF PENNIES IN MY CAR. THIS WOULD BE CHANGE OF $3.00.  I HAND THE WORKER THE CHANGE FIRST AND HE DROPS A PENNY ON THE GROUND OUTSIDE.  HE SAYS , " OH , IT WAS JUST A PENNY. "  HE TAKES ALOT OF TIME COUNTING MONEY.  I MEAN UNUSUALLY LONG. HE IS COUNTING ONE BY ONE EACH PENNY I GAVE HIM WHEN IT SHOULD JUST BE 3 DOLLAR BILLS IN CHANGE BACK TO ME. HE HANDS ME BACK 2 ONE DOLLAR BILLS AND A BUNCH OF CHANGE. I SAY TO HIM , " ARE YOU OUT OF ONE'S ? THAT IS ALOT OF CHANGE ". HE REPLIES , " NO , YOUR CHANGE IS $2 AND 99 CENTS BECAUSE YOU DROPPED A PENNY. "  I REPLY , " ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? "  WE WAIT ANOTHER 5 MINUTES FOR THE SINGLE ORDER FRENCH FRIES. I GIVE HIM ALL HIS CHANGE BACK PLUS ANOTHER PENNY AND GET A DOLLAR IN RETURN. AGAIN , HE TAKES A LONG TIME TO COUNT THE MONEY.  UN---- FUCKING-----BELIEVABLE !!!  99.99999% OF PEOPLE WOULD SAY , " HEY , DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE PENNY. I'LL WALK OUT AND GET IT LATER ON MY SHIFT. HERE IS YOUR 3 DOLLARS IN CHANGE. "   I WAS ABSOLUTELY PERPLEXED ON THIS KID.

   BACK HOME I WATCH THE MOST EXCITING COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP I CAN REMEMBER. I WANTED GEORGIA TO WIN AND THEY SHIT THE BED BIG TIME. A 2 TOUCHDOWN LEAD EVAPORATED AND ALABAMA WON THEIR 30TH TITLE IN LAST 31 YEARS. WHAT A FRIGGIN GAME. I THOUGHT THE ALABAMA QB WAS VERY COOL WITH HIS DEMEANOR DURING AND AFTER THE WIN. I ALSO THOUGHT THE LINEMAN PROPOSING TO HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS EVEN NICER.

   OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. SLEPT BAD WORRYING ABOUT EVERYTHING.

    TUESDAY        1 - 9 - 18

   SOLVING PROBLEMS.......IT'S WHAT I DO.  AND YOU KNOW WHAT ? I'M KINDA GETTING SICK OF IT.  TRYING TO SKIP BEER AND BRANDY DOESN'T HELP EITHER. I FORESEE MOUNTAIN HOUSE SOON.

   SO , HERE IS MY DAY :

   - TAKE A SHOWER AT 6AM.

   - GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL ON A 2 HOUR LATE ARRIVAL. FINE WITH ME.

   - CUT DOWN A CLOSET DOOR TO PREP FOR A SIDE JOB NEXT WEEK AT AN AUNTS HOUSE.  USING A CIRCULAR SAW IN MY BASEMENT MADE A MESS. I ASKED MY KID TO CLEAN IT UP..........WHICH MEANS I WILL DO IT TOMORROW.

   - SECURED DECORATIVE PANELS ON THE FRONT OF OUR FIRE PLACE BECAUSE THEY KEPT FALLING OFF WHENEVER WE PULL THE ACCESS PANEL DOOR DOWN.  THIS WAS A NUISANCE AND I AM GLAD I FIXED IT.

   - DO BOOKS AND DRIVE TO THE BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT. ALSO MAIL LETTERS.

   - DROP OFF A COMPUTER AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE IN HAVERTOWN SO HE CAN TROUBLE SHOOT IT.

   - MEET A COUSIN AT THE NAIL WHO HOOKS ME UP WITH A NEW SECURITY SYSTEM PAD AND OTHER THINGS.

   - CHANGE MARQUEE SIGN IN 6 FEET OF SNOW. YES , MOUNDS OF SNOW WERE PLOWED TO OUR SIGN. GLAD I WORE MY SNOW BOOTS.

   - HEAT TECH ARRIVES AND WE GO ON ROOF. HE CHANGES A FLAME SENSOR WHILE I CLEAN OUT A DRAIN AND SWEEP WATER TO A GUTTER ACCESS. GLAD I BROUGHT MY SNOW BOOTS AND LONG RUBBER GLOVES.

   - CLEAN UP AREA OF INDOOR LEAK.  I PUT EVERYTHING AWAY THAT I USED FOR THE MACGYVER. DIVERTING THE LEAKING WATER TO A SINK WAS HUGE.  BY CLEARING THE DRAIN ON THE ROOF AND SWEEPING WATER TO A CLOSE GUTTER IT STOPPED THE LEAK.

   SO , 3 MAJOR PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN FIXED.........MAIN HEAT , SECURITY SYSTEM , AND LEAK. 

   I LET THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN AND HEAD HOME. I WOULD WORK THE POOL LEAGUE TONIGHT BUT THE TEAM THAT BACK STABBED US WAS PLAYING SO THAT MEANS............GET OUT BEFORE I GO CODE RED.

   WHEELS AND I MAKE A WONDERFUL SALAD WITH LEFTOVERS.  ACTUALLY THAT SHOULD BE AN OXYMORON. THE WORDS " SALAD " AND " WONDERFUL " SHOULD NEVER MEET. I HAD 2 HELPINGS WITH LIMITED TO NO OTHER GREAT STUFF LIKE SCALOPPINI , MEATBALLS , BREAD , PASTA , RICE , AND MORE. BEING FAT TOTALLY BLOWS. KIDS LOOKS AT ME AND THAN LOOK TO THEIR PARENTS AND SAY , " MOMMY , CAN WE FEED HIM ? "

   I SETTLE DOWN FOR THE NIGHT. I HAVE A LONG WEEK AND WEEKEND AHEAD SO THIS NIGHT WAS NICE TO CHILL. I START THE FIRE PLACE AND WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SURVIVING ESCOBAR " AND 2 EPISODES OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER. " ALL OF THEM WERE EXCELLENT.

   OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT OK AT BEST.  GETTING WOKE UP AT MIDNIGHT ( MY PRIME R.E.M. ) BY MY CELL PHONE GOING OFF DID NOT HELP.  I ANSWERED THE CALL AND AGAIN SOLVED A PROBLEM.  HOW APPROPRIATE TO END THE NIGHT.

    WEDNESDAY        1 - 10 - 18

   THE SHIP IS RIGHTED.

    IT SEEMS I AM ALWAYS FIXING OR PROBLEM SOLVING SOMETHING. IT WAS NICE THE HEAT , SECURITY SYSTEM , AND LEAK WERE ALL SECURED.  IT WAS A WEIGHT LIFTED OF MY ASS.

   SPEAKING OF ASS. THIS IS A BIT GROSS BUT INQUISITIVE. I MEAN THEY EVEN WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT CALLED " EVERYONE POOPS ".  THERE IS A SIGN IN OUR UPSTAIRS BATHROOM THAT SAYS , " POOPING IN PROGRESS ". SO WHY ALL THIS POOP TALK ?  I BELIEVE IT IS A FORM OF ART. MAYBE EVEN SOME KINDA OF SPIRITUAL SIGN. ALLS I KNOW I HAVE BEEN WRITING DOWN MY LAST 3 DAYS OF POOP. THAT IS 9 TOTAL. YEP 3 TIMES A DAY I RELEASE THE HOUNDS AND I WROTE NOTES ON IT. I HAVE NO LIFE.

   POOP ART : ( I HOPE THESE VISUALS OF MY STOOL ARE NOT SO UNPLEASANT )

   MONDAY :

    1) A DOLPHIN PEAKING HIS HEAD OUT OF THE WATER WITH LITTLE BAIT FISH AROUND HIM

    2) AN ORIENTAL MALE HAPPY FACE WITH A CIGAR HANGING OUT THE SIDE OF HIS MOUTH.

    3) THE LETTER " C " UNDERLINED TWICE AND WITH AN EXCLAMATION POINT AND A COMMA.

  TUESDAY :

    1) A CANOE WITH ONE OAR.

    2) " Z " LIKE ZORRO WITH DOTS CIRCLING THE " Z "

    3) THE LETTER " H " WITH A HALF MOON THROUGH IT.

   WEDNESDAY :

    1) 3 TURTLES WITH THEIR HEADS OUT OF THE WATER AND ONE MINNOW SWIMMING AWAY.

    2) A SNAKE CIRCLED IN A COIL WITH ITS HEAD LOOKING UP.

    3) A LOG FLUME TILTED SLIGHTLY OUT OF THE WATER. SOME PARTS WERE BROKEN OFF THE BACK END.

   OK , ENOUGH ABOUT MY POOP ART.  TODAY , I GOT UP AND SCOOTED MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL.

   TO THE BASEMENT TO WORK ON THIS CUSTOM DOOR FOR MY AUNT. I ASKED MY YOUNGEST , " THIS DOOR DOES NOT LOOK THE BEST AFTER I CUT IT DOWN. I KNOW IT WILL LOOK DECENT IF I CAULK AND PAINT IT. THE QUESTION IS SHOULD I CONTINUE TO MAKE IT LOOK OKAY FOR FREE OR GO TO HOME DEPOT AND BUY A NEW ONE FOR $40. ?" THE KID REPLIED , " IT'S A CLOSET DOOR FOR THEIR UPSTAIRS. I GO WITH FREE. " I LIKE THIS KID.

   SO DOWNSTAIRS I WENT TO FILE NAILS POKING THROUGH THE DOOR A TINY TINY BIT AND CAULK OPEN SEAMS ON THE DOOR. TOMORROW I WILL PAINT IT TO SAVE TIME WHEN WE INSTALL IT.

   TRASH MEN TAKE OFFICE CHAIR AND SMALL LOVE SEAT.......NICE.

   TRIED TO JUST CHILL TODAY SINCE I WOULD BE BARTENDING TONIGHT. I HAVE A LONG WEEK AND WEEKEND. PLAYED WITH THE PUP , SNUGGLED WITH MY YOUNGEST , AND GRABBED WHEELS BUTT SEVERAL TIMES. IT WAS A GOOD DAY. 

   DAMN.......GOT OUR GAS BILL TODAY.  I KNOW IT WAS RECORD COLD BUT THE FIRE PLACE DEFINITELY CAME INTO PLAY ON THE HIGH BILL.  I WILL DO A BETTER JOB ADJUSTING FROM FIRE PLACE TO OVERALL HOUSE THERMOSTAT BETTER IN THE FUTURE.

   A SALAD FOR LUNCH AND NOTHING MORE UNTIL LATE NIGHT WHEN I ARRIVED HOME.  A GLASS OF WINE , VEYR OLD CRACKERS & HUMMUS , AND 3 SMALL PIECES OF SHARP CHEESE. I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT DIETING AND EATING HEALTHY REALLY BLOWS.

   ON CRAIGSLIST I LOOKED FOR EAGLES TICKETS FOR THE PLAYOFF GAME THIS SATURDAY. I FOUND SOME DECENT DEALS. IF IT FELL THROUGH I FIGURE I CALL SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY OR MAYBE GO TO A LOCAL PUB TO WATCH THE GAME. IT WAS THAN I REALIZED I COULD DO NONE OF THIS BECAUSE WE HAVE A HIP HOP SHOW ON SATURDAY IN WHICH I MUST WORK IT............DAMN IT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT , DO SOME STOCKING OF PBR BEER , UPDATE OUR SECURITY SYSTEM OF PRIVATE CODES , OTHER STUFF , AND BARTEND.

   HELPED A FRIEND.

   WATCHED VILLANOVA SMOKE XAVIER......BOUT TIME. THEY ALWAYS KICK OUR ASS. I DID NOT KNOW VILLANOVA WENT BACK TO A #1 RANKING.

   GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME. 

   I HEAD HOME TO CHILL WITH SOME SNACKS , WINE , AND WHEELS. I WALK THE PUP AND SOON HEAD TO BED.

   TOMORROW - A TRIBUTE TO A BIRTHDAY GIRL.......WHEELS. IF YOU HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT IT IS ON THERE NOW.

     THURSDAY     1 - 11 - 18

   HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHEELS !! ( TRIBUTE WILL BE LAST )

   I POSTED A BIRTHDAY WISH / TRIBUTE TO WHEELS TODAY. OVER 150 FAMILY MEMBERS RESPONDED IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS........IT WAS QUITE NICE TO SEE.

   WORK ON A BEDROOM DOOR IN MY BASEMENT.  I FINISHED PAINTING IT AND IS NOW READY TO BE TRANSPORTED TO A SIDE JOB NEXT WEEK.

   EXCITED ALL DAY. OUR ELDEST WAS COMING HOME FROM OUT OF COUNTRY 11 DAYS EARLY. IT COSTS US $200+ BUT I DID NOT CARE ONE BIT. I FOLLOWED HER FLIGHT STATUS ALL MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. I COULD WAIT UNTIL SHE GOT HOME.

   ALL OF US HEAD TO THE AIRPORT AND MAKE GREAT TIME. I USE A LITTLE TRICK ON THE BLUE ROUTE BY GETTING OFF THE HAVERTOWN EXIT AND THAN IMMEDIATELY GETTING BACK ON THE BLUE ROUTE VIA THE ENTRANCE FROM WEST CHESTER PIKE. A FRIEND SHOWED ME THIS WHEN TRAFFIC IS AT A STAND STILL.......IT WORKED PHENOMENAL.

   WE GOOD TIME AND PULL OVER ON THE EXIT FOR THE AIRPORT RIGHT OFF ROUTE 95.  WE WAITED AND WAITED AND WAITED. I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG.  AFTER 50 MINUTES OUR KID CALLS AND SAYS , " YEP , THE " B " LUCK.........MY LUGGAGE DID NOT ARRIVE. " WHAT HAPPEN IS HER TRANSFER PLANE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MOVE HER LUGGAGE TO THE PHILADELPHIA BOUND PLANE.  THE KID MADE A REQUEST AND THE AIRLINE COMPANY DELIVERED HER LUGGAGE TO OUR HOUSE 10 HOURS LATER.

   WE STOP AT " NICK'S ROAST BEEF " FOR A VERY NICE MEAL. A LITTLE CELEBRATION FOR WHEELS BIRTHDAY AND OUR ELDEST BEING HOME.  I BROKE MY " 3 B " MEAL PLAN ( NO BREAD , NO BEER , NO BRANDY ) BY HAVING A ROASTED PORK SANDWICH WITH HORSERADISH , LONG HOTS , AND PROVOLONE. JESUS IT WAS GOOD. I DID COMPENSATE BUT NOT DRINKING BEER AND HAVING WATER. DAMN THAT WAS TOUGH.  WE EVEN SAW AND TALKED TO SOME COUSINS THERE.

   I COMPLETELY ENJOY EVERYONE'S COMPANY AND THAN MY ELDEST MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT......SHE BROKE UP WITH HER BOYFRIEND. I FELT BAD FOR THE KID.  WE ALL HAD OUR HEARTS BROKEN. AFTER CONSOLING AND TALKING THE KID BOUNCED BACK WITH A NEW ATTITUDE......." SPEND TIME FOR ME ". IT WAS THE BATTLE CRY. I AGREED WITH HER AND SAID , " I AM HAPPY AS SHIT YOU BROKE UP WITH HIM. "  SHE LAUGHED WHICH MADE ME FEEL GOOD.  MY ANTENNAS TOLD ME SOMETHING WAS WRONG WHEN SHE ANNOUNCED COMING HOME WAY EARLY. 3 DAYS AGO FACE TIMING LIVE THE COUPLE SEEMED OKAY. FOR ONCE , I WAS SUPER GLAD MY ANTENNAS WERE NOT ON THE MONEY. THOUGH WHEELS AND I DID TALK ABOUT IT IMMEDIATELY AFTER FACE TIMING.

   WE ARRIVE HOME AND UNLOAD. WE TALK AND SHOW THE KID HER NEW ROOM. SHE LIKED IT AND ALL THE WORK WE DID WAS APPRECIATED.

   A SPECIAL GREETING FROM THE PUP. AGAIN , AND FOR THE 1000TH TIME , HAVING A DOG IS AWESOME. THE PUP FREAKED OUT WHEN OUR ELDEST ARRIVED HOME.  WHIMPERING , SMILING , HOWLING , AND MORE WAS THE GREETING. ALL OF US WENT UPSTAIRS TO SEE THE NEW BEDROOM......THE DOG RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.  THE PUP JUMPS ON THE BED AND FOR 15 MINUTES ALL OF US PET , HUG , AND PLAY WITH HER. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

   OFF TO THE NAIL. I GOT SOME THINGS DONE BUT I REALLY WANTED TO BE HOME.  I HAVE 2 UNDER AGE GUYS COME IN AND START SETTING UP SOUND EQUIPMENT. I ASK THEM WHY THEY ARE HERE ? THEY TELL ME FOR " OPEN MIC ". I IMMEDIATELY SHUT THEM DOWN BECAUSE THEY WERE UNDER 21 AND THERE WAS NO OPEN MIC TONIGHT.

   I DO " THE TWIST " FOR 45 MINUTES. IT IS MY FORM OF SEMI-EXERCISING. I GET CAUGHT WHEN A " REGULAR " STOPS IN AFTER BEING ON THE WEST COAST FOR 2 MONTHS.

   I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND GET A CALL FROM WHEELS. HER BEST FRIEND HAS STOPPED BY FOR A SURPRISE VISIT.  THIS BEST FRIEND IS A PARTY IN A CLOSET.  IT IS ALWAYS SO MUCH FUN TO BE WITH HER.  THE BOOZE FLOWED AND THE LAUGHS WERE CONSISTENT.  WE EVEN WENT UPSTAIRS TO HANG WITH OUR ELDEST FOR A LITTLE. OH , I WAS GOOD. I HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY BUT DID HAVE CLEAR VODKA AND SELTZER WATER WITH A SPLASH OF DIET CRANBERRY JUICE.

  PAPPA JOHNS PIZZA. I NEVER HAD IT AND TONIGHT WAS MY CHANCE. MY CELL PHONE RINGS AND THE DELIVERY GUY SAYS , " HELLO , I AM OUTSIDE WITH YOUR PIZZA. " IT IS 11:30PM AND I DID NOT ORDER A PIZZA BUT I TELL THE GUY , " YOU KNOW WHAT ? I DID NOT ORDER A PIZZA BUT I WILL BUY IT FROM YOU. I DON'T SEE YOU OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE. "  HE RESPONDS , " YES , I AM HERE. " I SAID , " WHERE EXACTLY IS HERE ? " I EVENTUALLY FOUND OUT HE WAS IN DENVER , COLORADO.  JUST HAPPENED TO BE WHERE MY KID'S 1ST FLIGHT WAS............HMMMMM.

   LUGGAGE COMES LATE NIGHT. OUR PUP ANNOUNCED THAT. IT WOKE ME UP AROUND 1AM. I BROUGHT THE SUITCASE INSIDE. PRETTY GOOD SERVICE ACTUALLY.

   ELDEST VISITS A FRIEND LATE NIGHT TOO. OUR HOUSE IS WHOLE AGAIN.

    MY BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE FOR WHEELS : 

  This Birthday dedication is very easy for me to write. It's to a girl who changed my life for the better 100 times over. I could not imagine being without her. 
--- She is the infamous " Wheels " :
- A huge annual party specifically named after her called Wheelstock.
- helped build a Mountain House for 5 years. On 40 foot ladders doing siding , bit by 100's of mosquitoes , getting buckets of water from a lake a 100 times for deck footers , peeing in the woods , on 20 foot high scaffolding staining wood ceilings, drywalling , spackling , nailing , and many things more.
- the most polite , nicest , loving , coolest , understanding , patient , fun human being I have ever met.
- 2 beautiful kids ( that look like her thankfully) .
- my best friend. my best friend. my best friend.
- rides on motorcycles , skiis , fishes , hikes , camps , dances , travels , and much more.
- respected and loved by her co-workers , friends , and family.
- 30+ years of laughing. Every day I make her cry laugh. It is fulfilling to say the least. Making her belly laugh each day is a pleasure and honor.
- puts up with my impatience and everything opposite I wrote above.
- had sex with me twice.....both on New Year's eve. Thus....2 kids.
- reads our daily website religiously and roars laughs at my stupidity and humor. 
- shoots pool and plays all sports.
- parties and cheers with every local team.
- the back bone of all financing on all properties.
- a loving Mom.
- an angel put on earth to better us.
- a person that sees the good in everyone.
- in 30+ years I can not remember one argument.....NOT ONE.
- a person that is hilarious to watch at the end of exciting sporting games. Any overtimes I just watch her instead of the TV.
- the funnest person to chill , tailgate , or hang out with.
- allows me to grab her butt 10 times a day and always says thank you. 
- Her softball years. She could run like the wind and I loved watching her play. Ran so fast she was nicknamed " Wheels ".
- generous , supportive , smart , and beautiful both inside and out.
- sings oldie songs and knows every word.
- She is a true soul of good. A person no one ever says anything bad about. A person that surpasses all my expectations as a wife , friend , and human. I am in awe of her.
** I can not tell you how blessed I am for meeting this girl on a pool table at a friend's party 33 years ago. Thank goodness she laughed when I asked her to go watch the sunrise with me at 11am. Yep....I was that smooth and maybe a little tipsy. ( true story )
Wheels , love is not a strong enough word to describe a pure person like you. The admiration and feelings is immeasurable. I wish the whole world was like you. It be such a better place. ** 
>> Happy Birthday kid - Love Big Daddy <<

       FRIDAY          1 - 12 - 18

    62 DEGREES ????........HAVE TO DO SOME OUTSIDE WORK NOW.

    WITH THIS WARM FRONT THAT CAME IN MID JANUARY I HAD TO GET 3 PROJECTS DONE IMMEDIATELY. THE ICE COLD TEMPS WILL RETURN WITHIN 24 HOURS.

   FIRST - MY YOUNGEST AND I REMOVED ALL OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.

   SECOND - MY YOUNGEST AND I CLEARED OUR OUTSIDE STEPS TO THE BASEMENT.  A LARGE TRASHCAN WAS FILLED WITH LEAVES. IF THE DRAIN CLOGS.......WATER GOES IN OUR BASEMENT.  THAT IS NOT FUN.

   THIRD - PUP GETS A LONG OVERDUE SHOWER.  I LATHERED SHAMPOO EVERYWHERE ON THIS SEMI-ACCEPTING DOG. SHE WAS GOOD AND LOOKED FORWARD TO FINISHING AND RUNNING OUTSIDE IN THE 62 DEGREE WEATHER TO DRY. SHE SMELLED GREAT THE REST OF THE NIGHT.

   YOUNGEST GOES TO DINNER WITH FRIENDS AND PUSHES IDEA OF USING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR SPRING BREAK.......WITH NO ADULTS.  TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM WHEELS HAS DECIDED TO HAVE A HAPPY HOUR AT OUR HOUSE WITH ALL THE MOMS TO DISCUSS IF THESE KIDS ARE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH. ALL KIDS ARE STRAIGHT " A " STUDENTS.

   SPEAKING OF WHEELS.  MY BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE RECEIVED QUITE ALOT OF ATTENTION. CLOSE TO 200 FAMILY MEMBERS COMMENTED OR LIKED MY BIRTHDAY WISH TO HER.

   WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". A LITTLE AFTERNOON MATINEE. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE IT WAS TOUGH LEAVING. MY ELDEST WORKED AND SEEMED TO ENJOY SOME MALE ATTENTION AND GOOD TIPS.  I TRIED TO STAY OUT OF IT.  EVERY TIME I LEFT SOMETHING WOULD NEED ATTENTION LIKE......CHANGE THE DEEP FRYER OIL , CHANGE A ROLLING ROCK KEG , CUT LEMONS & LIMES , CHANGE A VICTORY HOP DEVIL KEG , FIX A KEG HANDLE , AND ORGANIZING BANDS.

   AT 5PM THE NAIL WAS PROMOTED ON 104.5FM VIA THE BAND KNIGHTLIFE............KINDA COOL.

   I FINALLY ROLL OUT AND MEET UP WITH WHEELS. WE CHILL AND WATCH  " SURVIVING ESCOBAR " AND ANOTHER " THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

   I ROLL TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT AND LIKE A DUMB ASS I START WATCHING A MOVIE THAT CAUGHT MY INTEREST. IT WAS CALLED " ALMOST FAMOUS ".  A CUTE LITTLE DISNEY TYPE MOVIE WITH ROCK BANDS. IT WAS MADE IN 2000 AND THERE WERE AT LEAST 5 YOUNG ACTORS THAT ARE VERY POPULAR NOW 18 YEARS LATER.  I WAS PRETTY PISSED AT MYSELF FOR STAYING UP PAST 2AM.

   LONG DAY TOMORROW BUT MY MAIN CONCERN IS OUR EAGLES.  IT'S WEIRD , SOME TIMES I FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE GAME WHEN OUR ANNOUNCERS TALK ABOUT IT AND THAN REALLY BAD ABOUT THE GAME WHEN OUTSIDE EXPERTS TALK ABOUT IT.  MAN IT BE FUN IF THEY WIN.  THE CITY AND FAN SO NEED IT WAY WAY WAY MORE THAN THE FALCONS.

    SATURDAY      1 - 13 - 18

    THERE IS ONE AND ONLY ONE THING TO WRITE ABOUT TODAY.......E !!!  A !!!  G !!! L !!! E !!! S !!! EAGLES !!!

    THE DEFIBRILLATORS MUST HAVE BEEN GOING OFF CITY AND SUBURB WIDE BECAUSE THIS GAME WENT DOWN TO THE FINAL PLAY ON THE 2 YARD LINE..........AHHHHHH !!!!!!!!

    I ALREADY MOVED NEXT SUNDAY'S LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW TO FEBRUARY 3RD. THERE IS NOW WAY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH I COULD HOST A RADIO SHOW WHILE THE EAGLES ARE PLAYING IN THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.  THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I WILL BE TAILGATING NEXT SUNDAY , AT XFINITY LIVE OR McFADDENS , OR MAYBE EVEN ATTENDING THE GAME.

   I AM SO DAMN GIDDY OF THIS WIN !!!!!!!

   SO , HERE IS MY THOUGHTS :

   WE LITERALLY TRIED TO GIVE THIS GAME AWAY. WAS OUR TEAM TOO HYPED UP ? WAS THE ADRENALIN TOO PUMPED ? MAYBE A LITTLE OF BOTH BUT AS USUAL PHILLY FANS HAD DO ENDURE PAIN THE ENTIRE GAME. EXCEPT ONE HUGE DISTINCTION.........THE EAGLES HAVE BEEN FINDING A WAY TO WIN ALL SEASON.

   THE OVER COMES :

   - FIRST DAMN RUN PLAY AND WE FUMBLE.

   - NOT ONE , NOT TWO , BUT THREE EAGLES TOUCH A PUNTED BALL TO MAKE IT " LIVE ".  EVEN THOUGH OUR PUNT RETURNER IS WAVING HIS HANDS LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT TO STAY AWAY.  WHEN HE DOES THIS , THE PLAY IS CALLED " POISON " WHICH MEANS STAY AWAY FROM THE DAMN BALL !!!

   - FUMBLED THE BALL ON THE GOAL LINE BUT NICK FOLES RECOVERS IT.

   - 2 TURNOVERS CREATED 10 POINTS FOR THE FALCONS.......THE ONLY 10 POINTS.

   - MISSED EXTRA POINT. THOUGHT FOR SURE IT COME BACK AND BITE US IN THE NADS.

   - SOME DESERVED PENALTIES AND SOME NOT SO DESERVED PENALTIES. THE HELMET TO HELMET IN THE END ZONE WAS A HORRIBLE CALL. I THOUGHT MERRILL REESE WAS GOING TO HAVE A STROKE.

   - FOLES TAKING A SACK TO PUSH THEM OUT OF FIELD GOAL RANGE.

    HOW EAGLES BYPASSED THE MISTAKES AND OVERCAME  :

   - AJAYI SHIT THE BED BY FUMBLING HIS FIRST RUN BUT CAME BACK STRONG WITH A GREAT 32 YARD SCREEN RUN. HE TOTALED CLOSE OT A 100 YARDS BOTH PASS AND RUNNING.

   - THE DOUBTERS AND NON BELIEVERS WERE COMPLETELY SHUT UP BY NICK FOLES BACK-UP QB PLAY. HIS NUMBERS WERE EXCELLENT AND RAY DIDDINGER , THE MOST RESPECTED REPORTED , ANALYST , AND HALL OF FAME WRITE SAID HE WAS " CLUTCH ......IN FACT USE ANY DESCRIPTION YOU WANT .....AWESOME , EXCELLENT....."

   - NEW PLAYS THAT WORKED. FOR 2 WEEKS NAY SAYERS SAID ," YEAH RIGHT , OUR COACH HAS " NEW " PLAYS.....YEAH RIGHT ".  WELL , HE DID AND THEY WORKED PERFECTLY. ESPECIALLY THE 2 DOUBLE SCREENS IN A ROW AND A RUN OPTION TO AGHOLOR BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

  - THE FANS - ONE PLAYER DESCRIBED THE NOISE AS ," THE FILED WAS ACTUALLY SHAKING. "

   - THE DEFENSE STEPPED UP BIG TIME. THE ONLY 10 POINTS CAME OFF TURNOVERS.  THE DEFENSE ALLOWED 0 POINTS IN THE 2ND HALF.

   - OFFENSE - THEY MOVED THE BALL AND THE TWO EIGHT MINUTE DRIVES THAT LED TO FIELD GOALS WERE HUGE ESPECIALLY THE ONE STARTING AT OUR OWN 4 YARD LINE.

   - THE " MIRACULOUS KNEE RECEPTION " - A FALCON SAFETY SOOOOO SHOULD OF INTERCEPTED A BALL BUT HE MISPLAYED IT AND IT BOUNCED LIKE A SUPER BALL OFF HIS KNEE RIGHT INTO OUR TORREY SMITH'S HANDS. WHAT THE HELL ??!!   THIS LED TO A VERY IMPORTANT LAST SECOND FIELD GOAL TO END THE HALF.

   - COACHES DECISION 1 - 4TH AND GOAL ON THE 1/2 YARD LINE. BLUNT RUNS IT IN FOR A TOUCH DOWN.

   - COACHES DECISION 2 - 4TH DOWN AND 2 1/2 YARDS AND COACH DECIDES TO KICK FIELD GOAL TO GO UP 5 POINTS. ALL OF US THOUGHT FALCONS WOULD WIN ON A TOUCH DOWN. BUT.........THERE WAS ONE BIG FACT I KEPT TO MYSELF SO NO JINXES OCCURRED. THE FALCONS ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE RED ZONE.  THEY KICK FIELD GOALS BUT NOT TOUCH DOWNS.  WELP , THEY DID IT AGAIN AND SHIT THE BED IN THE RED ZONE......THANK YOU !!

   - THE FANS , CITY , AND SUBURBS WILLED THIS GAME. WE NEEDED IT , DESERVED IT , AND CHERISHED IT.

   - THE COACHES CALLING A GREAT GAME ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL.

   - MOTIVATION AND NOT RESPECT FOR BEING THE UNDER DOGS. JOHNSON AND LONG WEARING DOG MASKS AFTER THE GAME WAS AWESOME !!!

   - THE 50% RUN CALLING AND IT WORKED.  RUN NORTH / SOUTH WAS THE KEY.

  WELL , THAT WAS A GAME TO BE REMEMBERED.  I WAS PISSED AND IN A BAD MOOD BY THE EARLY PLAY AND THAN JUBILANT WHEN WE WON. WHAT A FUN NIGHT........EVEN THE NAIL WAS FUN ON A HIP HOP NIGHT. I ENJOYED MY YOUNGEST WHO WAS OUR COOK AND DOOR HELPER AND ARTIST ( I WILL POST  A PICTURE SHE DREW WHILE WAITING FOR FOOD ORDERS. I ALSO WAS A MANIAC TO HER DURING THE GAME BY HUGGING , SQUEEZING , AND KISSING HER THE ENTIRE GAME.

   I ALMOST HAD A BEER AND BRANDY. BUT THERE IS STILL WORK TO DO.

   I WATCHED THE REPLAY OF THE  GAME LATE NIGHT AND MY TV GOES FUZZY. I JUST GIGGLED AND WATCHED THE GAME LIKE AN OLD ZENITH ANTENNA TV......AND STILL LOVED IT. 

  THE BEST WAS TEXTING WITH FRIENDS , FAMILY , AND WHEELS. THE ONLY THING I MISSED WAS WATCHING WHEELS DURING THE FINAL PLAY. I WISH OUR KID VIDEOED IT. I ASKED WHEELS WHAT DID YOU DO THE FINAL PLAY WITH 4TH AND GOAL AT THE 2 YARD LINE ?  SHE TELLS ME SHE MADE A SOUND LIKE THE MOVIE " THE EXORCIST " WHEN WANTING OUR DEFENSE TO SACK THE FALCONS QUARTERBACK. SHE BELLOWED IN A DEEP DEMONIC VOICE , GET HIM !!! "  OUR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER CAME OUT OF HER BEDROOM AND SAID , " IS EVERYTHING ALRIGHT MOMMY ? " MAN, I WISH I WAS THERE.

    GREAT WIN BIRDS AND WE THANK YOU !!!   KEEP IT GOING !!!

   SUNDAY       1 - 14 - 18

    STILL ON THE HIGH OF THE EAGLES WIN OVER THE FALCONS. IT IS JUST SO GOOD FOR THE CITY AND SUBURBS. THE VIKINGS WILL BE THE NEXT OPPONENT AND AGAIN THE DEFENSE WILL BE NEEDED BIG TIME TO WIN. ALSO , WE CAN NOT TURN THE BALL OVER AT ANYTIME. WE WILL NOT GET AWAY WITH IT AGAINST THE VIKINGS LIKE WE DID AGAINST THE FALCONS.

   WHEELS MAKES CHEESE BURGER SOUP.....SO DAMN GOOD. SHE ALSO HOSTS A GET TOGETHER FOR THE MOMS.  THE REASON IS , SHOULD WE LET OUR KIDS GO AWAY BY THEMSELVES FOR 5 DAYS.  THE KIDS TRIED TO PROVE THEMSELVES VIA A POWER POINT PRESENTATION WHICH I HAD VIDEO TAPED. I AM LEANING TOWARDS NOT LETTING THEM GO UP UN-CHAPERONED. MAYBE THE VIDEO WILL PERSUADE ME OTHER WISE.

   TEMPERATURES DROPPED BIG TIME FROM OUR BEAUTIFUL 63 DEGREES JUST ON FRIDAY. IT DID AFFECT OUR SATURDAY NIGHT CROWD.  83 TICKETS WERE SOLD AND I WOULD SAY HALF SHOWED UP.  I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME WATCHING THE EAGLES , PLAYING WITH MY YOUNGEST WHO WAS OUR COOK / DOOR HELPER , AND THE FIRST BAND WAS VERY GOOD. 

   TONIGHT WAS A NICE CROWD FOR A SUNDAY.  ALL THE BANDS WERE VERY COOL AND SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER. ALWAYS FUN TO HANG WITH N.A.R.P.P. WHO BOOKED THIS SHOW. THEY SEEM TO LIKE IT HERE BECAUSE TONIGHT WE BOOKED 4 MORE SHOWS TOGETHER.

   WHEELS AND I WATCH AND FINISH SEASON 1 OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.  WE ARE A BIT CONFUSED ON THESE " FILMS " WHICH IS THE MAIN FOCUS ON THE WHOLE SEASON. IF IT IS WHAT I THINK IT IS I WILL BE VERY DISAPPOINTED. WE WILL SEE ON SEASON 2.

   WHEELS DID ENTERTAIN AND FEED 9 PEOPLE TONIGHT. I GAVE THE GUESTS A BEER LIST ALONG WITH WINE AND VODKA. THEY SEEMED TO ENJOY EVERYTHING ALONG WITH THE CHEESE BURGER SOUP AND LARGE VEGGIE TRAY.

   SOME VERY EXCITING FOOTBALL GAMES TODAY. PITTSBURGH LOST TO THE JAGUARS AGAIN AT HOME. WHEELS AND I WATCHED MOST OF THE GAME AND WOULDA LIKE TO SEE THE STEELERS WIN.  THE OTHER GAME THE VIKINGS WON ON A MIRACLE. WITH NO TIME LEFT , A RECEIVER MAKES A CATCH ALONG THE SIDE LINE WITH BASICALLY 10 SECONDS LEFT. THE SAINTS CORNER DECIDES TO DIVE AT HIM USING HIS SHOULDERS ONLY AND ARMS TUCKED IN. HE COMPLETELY MISSES THE RECEIVER AND TAKES OUT HIS OWN PLAYER HELPING HIM. THE VIKINGS RECEIVER RACED TO THE END ZONE TO WIN THE GAME WITH 0 SECONDS LEFT.........UNBELIEVABLE.

   THE ONE THING THAT WAS NICE WAS TO SEE WAS ACTIVITY AT THE NAIL.  BANDS , MUSIC , PEOPLE , AND EXCITEMENT. THE LAST 3 TO 4 WEEKS WITH HOLIDAYS , SNOW , AND COLD WAS KINDA DEPRESSING.

   OFF TO BED WHERE MY TV WORKED. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED SINCE IT DID NOT WORK THE NIGHT BEFORE. OH , IN THE MORNING I WATCH ABOUT 50 REPLAYS OF THE EAGLES GAME AND LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK. THIS CITY IS ELECTRIC AND I AM LOVING IT. COULD THIS TEAM BE MAGICAL ? COULD THIS " NEXT MAN UP " BE THE NEXT " INVINCIBLE " MOVIE  ?  IS THIS A TEAM OF DESTINY ? OH MAN , I SURE HOPE SO.

   MONDAY        1 - 15 - 18

   ESCORT ANYONE ?...........

   OFF TO A SIDE JOB IN PHILLY.  IT WAS FREE SINCE IT WAS FOR FAMILY.  I CUSTOM MADE A CLOSET DOOR FOR THEM.  HEY , IT'S FREE AND THEY OVER THE TOP LOVED THE COLOR I PAINTED IT. I ALSO WORKED ON AN OUTLET , CABLE TV ( WHICH THEY HAVE NO CABLE ) ,  SECURED A BACKING ON A PIECE OF FURNITURE GOD MADE , AND OTHER STUFF. MY YOUNGEST CAME WITH ME WHICH WAS AWESOME. WE TALKED AND GIGGLED AS WE WORKED AND MY FAMILY MADE A NICE LUNCH OF CHICKEN CACCIATORE AND HAM & SWISS SANDWICHES. OF COURSE , SWEETS FOLLOWED WITH COFFEE. I WAS OFFERED LUNCH 35 TIMES WITHIN A 2 HOUR WINDOW. MAN THE ITALIANS. MY YOUNGEST GIGGLED EVERY TIME WE WERE ASKED TO TAKE A BREAK AND HAVE LUNCH.

   WE ROLL HOME AND I TAKE A NEW ROAD BECAUSE SOME CONTRACTOR WERE BLOCKING THE SIDE STREET LIKE ASSHOLES. WE SAW A FAIR AMOUNT OF ART MURALS WHICH WAS KINDA COOL.

   STARTED THE FIRE PLACE FOR WHEELS BEFORE I LEFT FOR MY SIDE JOB. THE HOUSE WAS TOASTY WHEN I RETURNED. I TOOK A NAP LATE AFTERNOON BECAUSE I HAD A LONG NIGHT AT THE NAIL. I ARRIVE AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  6 BANDS AND ACTS AND A NICE LITTLE CROWD.  THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD AND THE MUSICIANS WERE COOL.  I ALSO TOTALLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH MY ELDEST WHO BARTENDED.

   A NICE LADY CALLS THE NAIL AND ASKS IF MUSIC IS BEING PLAYED AT THE NAIL. I TOLD HER YES. SHE DRIVES IN FROM SPRINGFIELD AND IT WAS NOT WHAT I EXPECTING AT ALL.  SHE WAS A HOT AFRICAN AMERICAN ABOUT 28 YEARS OLD.  SHE IS WEARING A SHORT SHORT COTTON SKIRT UP TO HER VAGINA WITH A GOOD SIZED BOOTY AND A SUPER SKINNY WAIST AND HIGH HEELS ON. SHE WAS A GOOD LOOKING KID. I DUG HER. THE GUY ON THE OTHER HAND WAS ABOUT 80 AND LOOKED ITALIAN......BALDING , CHEESY MUSTACHE , IN AN OLD SUITE , AND JUST WITHERING OLD. I ACTUALLY SAID TO MY ELDEST , " MAN , GUYS ARE SO DISGUSTING. "  HE PAYS THE COVER CHARGE AND THEY SHOOT POOL. DID NOT ORDER ANY DRINKS AND WITHIN MINUTES HE WAS GROPING HER LIKE A HORNY TEENAGER.  SHE WAS BACKING UP HER BOOTY AGAINST HIM WHILE HE GRABBED HER ASS AND WAIST. I THREW UP IN MY MOUTH TWICE.  THEY PLAYED 2 GAMES OF POOL AND THE GUY WALKS BY AND SEES ON MY COMPUTER MY EMAIL LIST AND ME TYPING.  HE SARCASTICALLY SAYS , " SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE PRETTY BUSY TONIGHT "  I REPLY , " YEAH , I HAVE SOME TIME TO CONTACT BANDS SINCE SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT DRINKING OR TIPPING. "  THE GUY KINDA HUFFS AT ME AS HIS HOT ESCORT SAYS GOODBYE TO ME  NICELY. I WIN THE BATTLE OF WORDS AND HE GETS TO BANG A SUPER HOT CHICK.  I AM THE LOSER.

   THE BANDS WERE REALLY COOL AND IT WAS A CROWD OF ABOUT 20 PEOPLE WHICH WAS NICE FOR A MONDAY NIGHT.  2 BANDS I WILL RE-BOOK.

   HOME LATE NIGHT AND CHILL WITH NO BOOZE AGAIN. I AM REALLY GET SICK OF THIS.  I MAY NEED A CHEAT DAY THIS SUNDAY ESPECIALLY AT 6:40PM.

   I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 1AM.  4 STRAIGHT NIGHTS AT THE NAIL AND A SIDE JOB. I WAS READY TO SLEEP OR DRINK. I CHOSE SLEEP.

   HAD A DREAM ABOUT BEATING THE HELL OUT OF AN EX EMPLOYEE / FRIEND AT THE NAIL.  DIFFERENT SCENES AND PLACES AND EACH TIME WE MEET I JUST BEAT THE HELL AT OF HIM. I GOT TO ADMIT IT WAS GRATIFYING SINCE THE GUY STOLE FROM FROM US REPEATEDLY.

   TUESDAY         1 - 16 - 17

   JUST SO PEOPLE AND BANDS KNOW.  I AM THE EASIEST PERSON TO FIND. I NEVER EVER HIDE ANYWHERE. YOU WANT TO BOOK A SHOW , TALK TO ME , OR HAVE A GRIEF........COME TO THE NAIL ANY DAY AT 7PM AND I WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.  I LOVE FACE TO FACE MEETINGS.......I LIKE THEM ALOT.

   SO THE DECISIONS WILL START SOON.  DO WHEELS AND I HEAD TO PHILLY TO TAIL GATE FOR OUR BELOVED EAGLES AND GO TO ONE OF THE GIGANTIC BARS OR GO TO A HOUSE PARTY OR GO TO THE NAIL OR STAY HOME.  I DID PUT SOME FEELERS OUT FOR PURCHASING TICKETS BUT I WILL GUARANTEE 9 OUT OF 10 ARE SCAMS ON CRAIGSLIST. SO I WOULD FEEL ALOT BETTER IF I KNEW THE PERSON OR MET THEM FACE TO FACE AT THE NAIL.

   I AM STILL ON MY EAT RIGHT PLAN AND TRYING TO STAY AWAY FROM  BREAD , BEER , AND BRANDY. I DROPPED 14 POUNDS SINCE JANUARY 1ST BUT THAT WAS ALL BEER AND WATER WEIGHT. I WILL CONTINUE BUT SUNDAY MAY BE A CHEAT DAY.

   CIGAR GUY HAS A LIFE. SEEMS TO HAVE MONEY , WORKS IN THE GOVERNMENT , AND BRINGS TO THE NAIL A NEW SUPER HOT CHICK EVERY TIME. I MEAN THESE GIRLS ARE SMOKING HOT.

   MORE SNOW COMING AND FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS SEASON I DON'T CARE BECAUSE IT IS FALLING ON A WEDNESDAY.  THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE FOR BEING EQUAL SO FAR THIS YEAR.

    ANY ONE HAVE ACCESS TO EAGLES TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT ME OR WHEELS.

    OUR CONDO IS BOOKED FROM JUNE 9TH TO SEPTEMBER 6TH ALREADY. I CAN NOT REMEMBER WHEN THIS HAPPENED BEFORE.  IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE BUT I ALSO KINDA MISS IT. THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS DOING WELL IN RENTING TOO.....WHICH I ALWAYS MISS.

   SNUGGLED WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP TODAY. CAN'T SAY I LOVE ANYTHING MUCH MORE.

   WATCH A MOVIE CALLED " STAR TREK BEYOND ". I LIKED IT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO OPEN AND BARTEND. I GOT ALOT OF EMAILING DONE WITH BANDS. ALSO A BAND CAME IN AND A COUSIN STOPPED BY WHO IS RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN. I ASKED HER TO BE A PART TIME BARTENDER ONCE IN AWHILE. I DID GET 2 MORE GIRLS I KNOW WHO LIKE TO BARTEND HERE.

   CHANGED THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. FIGURE I DO IT NOW BEFORE THE SNOW COMES TOMORROW. 

   CONTACTED SOME FRIENDS WHO ARE TAIL GATING AT THE EAGLES ON SUNDAY. THIS IS JUST GETTING THE BALL ROLLING. AGAIN , WE WILL MAKE A DECISION BY SATURDAY.

   BY 10:30PM EVERYONE LEFT SO I WAS GONE TOO. I GAVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME TOO.

   FLYERS GET SMOKED BY THE RANGERS.

   BACK HOME I CHILL WITH SOME RED WINE AND VEGGIE TREATS.......PEPPERS , TOMATOES , AND CELERY. OH MY GOD THEY WERE SO GOOD !!!! ( SAID NO ONE EVER ).  I COMPENSATED BY HAVING SOME SHARP CHEESE  , MUSTARD , AND LITTLE PRETZELS THAT HAD TIC-TAC-TOE SHAPES.

   SLEPT PRETTY DARN GOOD UNTIL MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF AT 5AM. MY KID ASKED ME TO OPEN THE BACK DOOR. THE HOME PHONE WENT OFF TOO......YOUNGEST HAD A 2 HOUR DELAY.

    WEDNESDAY        1 - 17 - 18

     IT'S THURSDAY RIGHT ?

    AWAKENED AT 5AM BY A CELL PHONE TEXT MY DAY STARTS. I MAKE A LUNCH ( FLUFFER NUTTER AND PEANUT BUTTER....REMEMBER THEM ? ) FOR MY YOUNGEST AND START DOING WEBSITE STUFF.  BY 8:40AM MY KID DID NOT GET UP WHICH MEANT I HAD TO DRIVE HER TO SCHOOL.  I CLEAN THE CAR OF SNOW AND ICE FOR WHEELS , DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL , AND RETURN HOME WITH A NICE AND TOASTY CAR FOR WHEELS TO HEAD TO WORK.

    HEAD DOWN THE BASEMENT AND SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR ORGANIZING THINGS.  I FIGURE EVERY TIME I GO DOWN THE BASEMENT I WANT TO DO SOMETHING. MY TOOL ROOM REALLY GOT OUT OF HAND.

    POOP TWICE BEFORE 10AM. I WILL NOT TELL YOU THE ARTWORK BUT I DO EXAMINE IT AND GIGGLE TO MYSELF. YES......I HAVE NO LIFE.

    MAKE A SMOOTHIE...........BANANA , BERRIES , PINEAPPLE SODA WATER , STRAWBERRIES , AND ICE. OH MY GOD IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN A MCDONALDS EGG AND SAUSAGE SANDWICH WITH A MILK SHAKE. I ALSO HAD 3 SLICED PIECES OF APPLE.

    BLOW.

    BY 2PM I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN SO I NAPPED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES WITH THE PUP. I WATCHED SOME " BLUE PLANET " ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL.  MAN THE FILMING IS REMARKABLE OF UNDERWATER LIFE. 

   OUR YOUNGEST CAME HOME AT 2:45PM AND I SNUGGLED WITH HER AND THE PUP. THIS IS A GOOD DAY.

   I MADE A DEAL WITH MY YOUNGEST.  WHATEVER MY FAMILY MEMBER SENDS IN THE MAIL FOR OUR SIDE JOB 2 DAYS AGO GOES TO HER. WELL , WITHIN 48 HOURS THE CHECK ARRIVED. MY KID MADE $100 WITH A LUNCH. I GOT THE SATISFACTION OF BEING WITH HER FOR 3 HOURS.  SEEMS LIKE A GOOD TRADE TO ME.

   I MAKE A BIG SALAD...........MIXED ROMAINE LETTUCE , CHERRY TOMATOES , MUSHROOMS , CELERY , BABY CARROTS , SHARP CHEESE , ROMANO CHEESE , UNSALTED PEANUTS , SUN FLOWER SEEDS , SMALL PURPLE BERRIES , AND A VINAIGRETTE DRESSING. OH MY GOD IT WAS SO GOOD. WAY WAY BETTER THAN A PIZZA OR CHEESE STEAK WITH A BEER.

   BLOW.

   OFF TO THE NAIL - YESTERDAY I WORKED ON A VACUUM CLEANER. I WAS OUT OF BAGS SO I ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE DIRT FROM THE TINY HOLE IN THE BAG.  IT WAS REALLY GOING GOOD UNTIL I RIPPED IT LIKE THE BEJESUS. I EVEN TRIED TO SCOTCH TAPE IT AND AFTER 2 PIECES OF TAPE I JUST STARTED GIGGLING.....NO WAY MACGYVER WAS SAVING THIS PREGNANT BAG THAT I GAVE A C-SECTION TO.  I CALLED THE HARDWARE STORE WHO HAD THE BAGS I NEEDED. I CALLED A VACUUM PARTS STORE IN HAVERTOWN AND THEY DID NOT HAVE THE BAGS I NEEDED. THAN I THOUGHT.....LET ME CHECK MY BASEMENT NICKNAMED " THE HARDWARE STORE ". I HAD 10 BAGS. I BROUGHT ONE TO THE NAIL , INSERTED IN THE VACUUM , AND VACUUMED THE WHOLE NAIL. IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

   LAST NIGHT I GO TO EMPTY THE OUTSIDE TRASHCAN AT THE NAIL.  I GRAB IT AND THE HANDLE DISINTEGRATES IN MY HAND. I SHAKE MY HEAD IN DISGUST. I GRAB THE WHOLE CAN BY THE BOTTOM AND BRING IN TO OUR BACK DUMPSTER. I TAP THE WHOLE TRASH CAN UPSIDE DOWN ON THE EDGE OF THE DUMPSTER TO KNOCK OUT THE FROZEN TRASH AT THE BOTTOM OF IT. THE WHOLE BUCKET BREAKS INTO 2000 PIECES..........I GIGGLE.  AGAIN , DOWN MY BASEMENT I FIND AN ALUMINUM TRASHCAN IN VERY GOOD SHAPE.  I CLEAN IT UP AND BRING IT WITH ME.  I WILL WAIT UNTIL THE WEATHER GETS WARMER TO PUT IT OUTSIDE.  THE PLASTIC JUST COULD NOT HOLD UP TO THE COLD , SNOW , AND ICE.

   A NICE LITTLE CROWD TONIGHT. TALK TO A FRIEND HOOKING MY DAUGHTER UP WITH A COMPUTER AND ALSO ONE OF THE " KIDS " SHOWED UP. I REALLY DIG HER AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE HER. MAN TO BE IN MY MID 20'S AGAIN.  SHE WAS PLAYING WONDERFUL JUKE BOX SONGS AND SHOOTING POOL. MY KINDA CHICK.

   SET UP A DINNER WITH MY PARENTS THINKING TONIGHT WAS THURSDAY. I TEXTED MY FAMILY AND SAID IT WAS TOMORROW NIGHT. WHEELS TEXTS ME BACK , " THE DINNER IS MOVED FROM FRIDAY TO THURSDAY ?  " TO SAVE FACE I TEXTED BACK , " YES. "   2 MINUTES LATER I TEXTED , " FRIDAY ".

   TAKE DOWN ALL THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT THE NAIL. IT IS ALWAYS " WARM " WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE ON DURING THE HOLIDAYS.  BUT I THINK IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO COME DOWN. I ALSO REMOVE A HEAVY FAN FROM THE STAGE AREA. I TRASH IT.  BY MIDNIGHT I AM NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING MORE TO DO.  MOST OF THE CROWD LEFT EXCEPT 2 GERMAN GUYS SPEAKING GERMAN.

    WATCHING THE NEWS - 13 KIDS MALNOURISHED AND CHAINED TO THEIR BEDS.  ALL SUPER SKINNY AS HELL.  THEIR HOME IS A PIG STY AND FILTHY. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE ?

     I REALIZE NOW THAT GERMAN PEOPLE DO NOT TIP. THESE 2 GUYS SPEAKING GERMAN TO EACH OTHER ALL NIGHT. THEY ENJOY PLAYING POOL AND LISTENING TO MUSIC A BUNCH OF GIRLS WERE PLAYING. THEY WERE EVEN SINGING. I SERVE THEM 3 VICTORY HOP DEVIL DRAFTS EACH. A WONDERFUL BEER. I EVEN BRING THEIR BEERS TO THE POOL TABLE AREA AND STAY OPEN A LITTLE LATER. WHEN LEAVING ONE GERMAN THANKS ME FOR A REALLY GOOD TIME. THE OTHER GERMAN PAYS THE BILL AND LEAVES $5.25 ON THE BAR. I AM LIKE , " OKAY , THAT IS DECENT TIP ". I GO TO THE BACK WALK-IN TO LOAD BEER TO BE STOCKED AND RETURN......THE TIP MONEY IS GONE.  AS THEY LEFT AND CLOSED THE FRONT DOOR I HEAR , " AUF WIEDERSEHEN !! ".  ROUGHLY TRANSLATED I BELIEVE THAT MEANS " YOU STINKING AMERICAN LOWLIFE !!!  YOU WILL GET NOTHING !!!! SIEG HEIL !!! ".  PRETTY SURE THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS.

    ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT. I CHILL WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND SOME ROASTED PEANUTS.  MY ELDEST LEAVES ME A NOTE AND TAKES THE CAR WITH A FRIEND TO GO TO A LOCAL DINER..........AT MIDNIGHT. AT LEAST THE NOTE ENDED IN " I LOVE YOU ".

    HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP WELL.  DAMN TV ACTED UP AGAIN WHILE I WAS WATCHING A REPLAY OF THE EAGLES / FALCONS GAME FOR THE 30TH TIME.............DAMN IT.

     THURSDAY        1 - 18 - 18

    BEEN WORKING THE CRAIGSLIST PRETTY HARD FOR EAGLES TICKETS.  I DID GET A COUPLE OF RESPONSES.....MOST GOOD AND ONE GUY NOT SO GOOD.  OUR WORLD IS SO MEAN IT JUST AMAZES ME. EVERYONE HAS TO GIVE THEIR F'N OPINION ABOUT SOMETHING. IS IT SO HARD TO SAY , " NO THANKS. HAVE A GOOD DAY ". AND WE JUST MOVE ON WITH LIFE. OH, THE SCAMMERS ARE OUT THERE BIG TIME.......MORE F'N LOW LIFES.

   I DID NOTICE PRICES COMING DOWN FOR EAGLES TICKETS. THE CLOSER TO THE GAME THE MORE PEOPLE REALIZE THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET A $1,000 FOR 200 LEVEL TICKETS.

    THE COUPLE WHO TORTURED 13 KIDS IS PERPLEXED ON WHAT THEY DID WRONG.  GEE , LIVING IN FILTH , CHAINING YOUR KIDS TO BEDS , AND MARCHING THEM LIKE SOLDIERS AT MIDNIGHT FOR HOURS IS ALL NORMAL. YOU FUCKING LOWLIFE MOTHER F'ERS. MOM AND DAD ARE SICK AND SICKLY LOOKING SO THEY TAKE IT OUT ON LITTLE SKINNY MALNOURISHED KIDS SO THEY CAN FEEL IN CONTROL.  HOW DID THIS GO ON SO LONG ? THANK GOODNESS THE OLDEST TEENAGER OF 17 ESCAPED THROUGH A WINDOW AND CALLED 911 ON A DE-ACTIVE CELL PHONE. OH , THE KID LOOKS LIKES SHE IS 10 YEARS OLD.

     GOT TO THANK A FRIEND FOR HOOKING UP MY KID WITH UPDATING HER COMPUTER.  I HOPE IT IS BETTER FOR THE KID WHO COULD NOT PLAY POPULAR GAMES NOR DOWNLOAD THINGS.

     SIXERS WITH 2 HUGE WINS BEATING THE #1 & #2 TEAMS. TONIGHT WAS THE BOSTON CELTICS.   AGAIN THEY HAD A HUGE LEAD OF 17 POINTS , BLEW THE LEAD , AND THAN HUNG ON.  THEY ARE THE #1 TEAM IN THE NBA TO BLOW DOUBLE DIGIT LEADS. IF THEY EVER GET THIS " STEP ON THE THROAT " THING DOWN WHEN UP BIG THEY COULD BE A SERIOUS PLAYOFF CONTENDER.

    FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN TOO.  THEY RETIRED #88 ERIC LINDROS JERSEY TONIGHT. I WATCHED THE WHOLE THING AND IT WAS SPECIAL. IT IS A SHAME THIS GUY NEVER GOT A STANLEY CUP FOR HIM AND US.........HE WAS SO DAMN GOOD AND HE REALLY DID NOT DESERVE THE RIDICULE. ANYWAY , DOWN 0 - 2 TO TORONTO THEY FLYERS TIE THE GAME IN THE 3RD PERIOD AND WIN IT IN OVERTIME......15 SECONDS INTO OVERTIME. THANK GOODNESS IT DID NOT GO TO A SHOOT-OUT.

    WATCHED A MOVIE CALLED " HEARTBREAK RIDGE ". A TRUE STORY ABOUT A SOLIDER WHO DID NOT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH GUNS BUT WANTED TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY AS A MEDIC. IT WAS VERY GOOD. THE INTERVIEW AT THE END OF THE MOVIE OF HIM AND HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS HE SAVED WAS TEAR JERKING. THE SHIT OUR SOLDIERS WENT THROUGH IS OVER THE TOP. EVERY SOLIDER THAT SEEN ACTION SHOULD BE AWARDED A MILLION DOLLARS EVERY YEAR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. I COULD NOT IMAGINE THE PAIN AND FRIGHTENING SITUATIONS THEY WENT THROUGH.

    GET KID OFF TO SCHOOL BY DRIVING. OUR YOUNGEST DECIDED TO GO IN 2 HOURS LATE WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME. THE SCHOOL SENT A MEMO THAT STUDENTS WERE COMPLAINING MIDTERMS CAME TOO EARLY DO TO SNOW DAYS. THE SCHOOL REACTED BY PUSHING THEM BACK. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A NICE GESTURE. IN MY DAY , IF WE SUGGESTED THIS TO OUR NUN TEACHERS A CHALK ERASER WOULD BE THROWN AT YOUR HEAD. WHEN IT HIT YOU IT WAS LIKE AN ATOM BOMB MUSHROOM PUFF CLOUD. YOU COULD BE IN THE BACK OF THE CLASSROOM AND THE NUN WOULD HIT YOU FROM THE FRONT AT THE CHALK BOARD. MAN , THOSE NUNS COULD THROW LIKE NOLAN RYAN.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO GET SOME SIDE PROJECTS DONE. MORE THINGS TO FIX AND STOCK. I AM GETTING TIRED OF THIS.  MY MAIN COMPLAINT ( WHICH IS TINY ) IS ONE DAY I LIKE TO NOT CARRY ANYTHING TO MY CAR OR FROM MY CAR. I AM SICK OF CARRYING THINGS IN AND OUT OF BUILDINGS EVERY DAMN TIME.

    BACK HOME LATE NIGHT. I GAVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND ACTUALLY HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING FLYERS , SIXERS , AND MOSTLY EAGLES !!!

    DRIVING MY KID TO SCHOOL I TOOK A REALLY GOOD BACK SIDE STREET TO AVOID TRAFFIC LIGHTS.  I AM AT A STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN AND START MOVING MY CAR THROUGH IT. I SEE A CAR PULL UP TO AN ADJACENT STOP SIGN OF ME AS I AM GOING THROUGH MY STOP SIGN. HE BLOWS RIGHT THROUGH IT AND HONKS HIS HORN. I STAND ON MY BRAKES AND JUST MISS CLIPPING HIM.  I COULD NOT F'N BELIEVE IT.  THE GENERAL RULE IS " WHOEVER GETS TO THEIR STOP SIGN FIRST , MOVES FIRST. ".....NOT THIS GUY.

     HEAD TO BED WITH NO BOOZE AGAIN. BLOW.........BUT I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING BETTER.  MY TV WENT ON THE FRITZ AGAIN. I MAY HAVE TO THROW IT OUT.

     STARTED WATCHING A MOVE CALLED " THE MECHANIC: RESURRECTION " OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  I HAVE DETERMINED THAT JESSICA ALBA IS AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF ASS. I WATCHED THIS MOVIE WITH A FUZZY SCREEN FOR 30 MINUTES JUST TO WATCH HER WALK AROUND IN A BIKINI.  I HAVE NO LIFE.

     FRIDAY        1 - 19 - 18

    ACTION NEWS DOES A PIECE ON 2 VIKING FANS IN PHILLY. WORST STORY EVER !!! I DON'T FUCKING CARE !! THE PHILLY FOOTBALL FANS HAVE SUFFERED IMMEASURABLE FOR 60 DAMN LIFE SUCKING YEARS. THIS IS OUR MOMENT SO PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET ALL YOUR STORIES BE EAGLE RELATED.  IT IS NOT TOO OFTEN WE GET TO ENJOY THE NATIONAL LIME LIGHT.  THOUGH.......BUD LIGHT ALREADY POSTED AN AD TO SEE THE PATRIOTS VS VIKINGS SUPERBOWL. GEE , ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE. EVERY INTERNET AD I SEE OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA ALWAYS HAS A VIKINGS OR PATRIOTS LOGO TO PROMOTE FOOTBALL. PHILLY FANS HAVE BEEN SHUNNED FOR YEARS AND IT IS SICKENING. THE ONLY WAY TO DEFLECT NON-EAGLE STORIES AND MAKE IT PHILLY RELATED IS TO ......................WIN.

    I AM STILL LOOKING FOR EAGLES TICKETS.  I HAD 3 REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN CONVERSATION. I DO NOT THINK ANY WILL GO THROUGH THOUGH.  I ALSO FOUND ABOUT 9 OF 10 CRAIGSLIST ADS ARE FAKE. WHAT A FUCKING LIFE TO SPEND TIME DUPING PEOPLE OUT OF MONEY. GOD DAMN LOW LIFE ASSHOLES.

    ELDEST HELPS ME REMOVE A LARGE TV IN MY ROOM. I BELIEVE IT IS SHOT. I DON'T THINK IT IS WORTH FIXING SO WE TOOK IT OUT OF MY ROOM.  I HAD AN EXTRA TV IN MY HARDWARE BASEMENT AND INSTALLED THAT IN MY BEDROOM. AFTER CLEANING IT UP AND CONNECTING WIRES ALL IS GOOD.  LATER WHEELS HELPED ME LOAD THE BROKE TV INTO THE JEEP. I LATER DUMPED IT AT THE  NAIL.

    100 GYMNAST GIRLS ABSOLUTELY RIP THE DOCTOR A NEW ASSHOLE IN COURT.......GOOD FOR YOU.  EACH ONE ABSOLUTELY DESERVE TO SAY THEIR PEACE.

    WATCHED A SPECIAL ON 20/20 ABOUT THE PARENTS WITH THE 13 KIDS. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.

    I SAW A HEALTH FITNESS CHICK ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA TALKING ABOUT " GOOD CARBS " LIKE OATMEAL. I REMEMBERED WE HAD 1100 OATMEAL PACKETS FROM 3 YEARS AGO AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR CUPBOARD.  AFTER REMOVING PILES OF COFFEE FILTERS , TOWELS , NAPKINS , AND OTHER STUFF I FOUND THEM. I TRIED A CINNAMON YESTERDAY AND I REGULAR TODAY. THEY ARE QUICK TO MAKE WITH MILK OR WATER. I USED WATER BECAUSE MILK IS TOO FATTY LIKE MY ASS. I MUST SAY IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF WHEN I WAS A KID AND HOW MUCH I HATED OATMEAL. OH GOOD GOD IT IS BAD. I WILL EAT ONE A DAY ON PRINCIPAL AND KEEP MY STUPID STUPID EATING HEALTHY THING GOING.......STUPID.  SO LIKE CREAM OF WHEAT BETTER.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SODA TECH. AFTER 8 MONTHS WE FINALLY GET OUR SODA GUN REPLACED.  I WAS GIVEN A PRICE OF $350 JUST FOR THE NEW GUN PLUS ANOTHER $125 TO INSTALL IT. I WENT ON AMAZON AND BOUGHT IT FOR $82.

    GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND RETURNED HOME. I STOPPED AND FILLED OUR CARS WITH GAS TOO.  SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP AND MY YOUNGEST.  2 THINGS I ADORE DOING.

    BACK TO THE NAIL TO MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT WHO INSTALLED A NEW BATTERY AGAIN FOR OUR POOL TABLE.  I ALSO MET " JAY " FROM THE BAND DROPPIN DEUCE TO LEND A LARGE TABLE FOR HIS CHARITY SHOW HE THROWS EVERY YEAR. THE CHARITY IS A COMBINATION MUSIC / ART / DEDICATION TO HIS PASSED SISTER. IT IS THE 2ND YEAR IN A ROW I HAVE HELPED.

   GET PICKED UP BY WHEELS AND FAMILY ( INCLUDING THE PUP ). WE HEAD TO MY PARENTS HOUSE FOR A REALLY NICE DINNER.  ROASTED PORK , BROCCOLI RABE , STEAK FIRES IN OIL & BASIL , WHITE CORN , AND FINISHED WITH TESTA'S CHEESE CAKE. WE ENJOYED SOME RED WINE AND CONVERSATION.  IT WAS VERY NICE.

   I GET DROPPED OFF AT THE NAIL. I WANT TO GET THERE BY 7PM BUT ARRIVED AT 7:20PM. I WAS SURPRISED THAT 12 PEOPLE WERE ALREADY THERE , A BAND , AND OUR BARTENDER. I HELPED CARD PEOPLE , COLLECT COVER CHARGE , AND SET-UP THE 1ST BAND.  OH , THERE WERE ALOT OF VERY " EASY ON THE EYES " YOUNG WOMEN HERE. AHHH TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. AS I CARDED EACH ONE THEY ALL LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS THE SASQUATCH ON SLIM JIM COMMERCIALS ABOUT TO TAKE THEIR FOOD OR DRINK. THE DISGUSTED FACES I GOT REALLY HIT HOME THAT MY " LOOKS " HAVE LONG PAST ME.   

    BANDS - I DON'T GET IT. WHY DO YOU NEVER LEAVE A PHONE CONTACT ?  I AM SUPER EASY TO FIND. I LEAVE PHONE NUMBERS , EMAIL ADDRESSES , PLACE OF BUSINESS , WEBSITES , FACEBOOKS ACCOUNTS , AND STILL YOU DO NOT LEAVE A PHONE NUMBER OR WHEN TO CONTACT YOU.  I AM NOT HIDING LIKE SOME PEOPLE THINK. ANY TIME YOU WANT TO CALL OR MEET I AM AVAILABLE 24/7.  NO OTHER CLUB OWNER GIVES HIS HOME & CELL NUMBER OUT FOR INSTANT CONTACT.  YOU WANNA MEET ME AND TALK.......COME TO THE NAIL ANY DAY AT 7PM. I WILL BE THERE.

    BACK HOME I ENJOY ONE GLASS OF WINE.  I JOKE WITH WHEELS AS SHE GETS A BEER AND BRANDY OUT OF THE FRIDGE. I JUST STARE AT HER AND THAN THE BEER AND THAN THE BRANDY AND THAN HER AND THAN THE BEER AND THAN THE BRANDY.  OK......YOU GET IT.  WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " VIKINGS " WHICH WERE VERY GOOD.

   FALLING A SLEEP AT 10:30PM PISSES ME OFF. I GOT HOME AFTER 8PM WHICH MEANS I AM UP FOR 2+ HOURS WITH EVERYONE.  I LET THE PUP OUT AND FORCE MYSELF TO STAY UP. WHEELS GOES TO BED. I STAY UP ALITTLE MORE. I GO TO BED AND WATCH SOME TV.  I EVEN WATCHED ONE EPISODE OF " LAST MAN ON EARTH " WHICH WAS GOOD. I STARTED A 2ND EPISODE AROUND 1AM AND JUST COULDN'T STAY UP.

    SATURDAY       1 - 20 - 18

    START MORNING WITH MY NORMAL ROUTINE.  WEBSITE , EAT HORRIBLE OATMEAL , CONSOLIDATE STUFF IN MY TOOL ROOM , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

   WHEELS VISITS A FAMILY MEMBER AND OUR YOUNGEST GOES TO A FUND RAISER. 

   I TRIED CRAIGSLIST AND HAD SOME BITES AND EVEN A LONG SHOT OF SCORING TICKETS FOR FREE BUT ALL FELL THROUGH. WAY TOO MANY SCAMMERS ON THE INTERNET.  WHAT A LIFE THEY MUST LEAD TO THINK OF WAYS TO SCAM PEOPLE OUT OF MONEY ON SUCH A FUN EVENT AS THE EAGLES IN THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP.  PHILLY FANS HAVE SUFFERED SO LONG AND PEOPLE FEED OFF THEIR ENTHUSIASM.  LOW LIFES.

   FLYERS WITH A GREAT SOLID WIN AND SIXERS TOO !!

   HEAD TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN MY ROUTINE.  I KNEW TONIGHT HAD A CHANCE BUT NOT THIS BIG.  CLOSE TO 200 PEOPLE RALLIED AT THE NAIL FOR MUSIC , FUN , DANCING , CHEERING , AND MORE.  I HAD TO BRING IN 2 MORE PEOPLE TO HELP. EVEN WHEELS WAS ON THE DOOR !!  MY YOUNGEST CAME FROM A FUND RAISER TO HELP COOK FOOD ORDERS.  WHAT A FUN NIGHT.......EXCEPT FOR ONE GUY.

   ONE LITTLE OLD GUY THAT LOOKS ANGRY ENTERS THE NAIL AND TOTALLY BITCHES ABOUT A $5 COVER CHARGE. HE HAS HIS WIFE AND 3 OTHER PEOPLE WITH HIM.  HE BITCHES UP AND DOWN ON HOW HIGH THE PRICE IS AND HE HAS NEVER SEEN A COVER CHARGE THAT EXPENSIVE.  I FIGURED HE WAS ABOUT 70 YEARS OLD SO MAYBE WHEN A LOAF OF BREAD WAS 11 CENTS IN THE EARLY 1900'S THAT'S WHEN HE WENT TO NIGHT CLUBS AND COVER CHARGES WERE 2 BITS.  I TOLD HIM THE MONEY ALL GOES TO THE BANDS AND CENTER CITY CHARGES 3 TIMES THAT MUCH AND MORE.  HE SAID , " NO WAY. NO WAY. I GO TO CLUBS. THIS IS A TOTAL RIP-OFF. "  AGAIN , I SAID THE MONEY ALL GOES TO THE BANDS. HIS WIFE WAS TOTALLY EMBARRASSED. THIS MEAN LITTLE TROLL OF A GUY COMPLAINED ABOUT FIVE BUCKS.  MUST BE A FUN MARRIAGE.  IF HE WASN'T WEARING AN EAGLES JACKET I WOULD OF KICKED HIM OUT.......MISERABLE FUCK.

   A BIRTHDAY PARTY SPILLS OVER TO THE NAIL. IT WAS REALLY GOOD SEEING SOME PEOPLE BUT THE MAIN PERSON I ADORE IS THE INFAMOUS " O B ".  I MISS HIM PRETTY BAD FROM JOKING TO PARTYING TO WHATEVER. HE STOPPED IN WITH HIS WIFE AND IT WAS SO GOOD TO HANG WITH THEM. WE KISSED EACH OTHER GOODBYE AND SAID WE LOVE EACH OTHER.......OLD SCHOOL.  I NEED MORE OF HIM.

   BOTH MY ELDEST AND I HEAD HOME AROUND 2:40AM.  WE WERE PRETTY TIRED. THE KID ALMOST CONVINCED ME TO GO GET BREAKFAST AT A LOCAL DINER BUT 3AM IS JUST TOO DARN LATE.

   AT HOME I HIT THE BED AND PASS OUT.

   STILL NOT SURE WHAT I AM DOING FOR THE EAGLES GAME BUT I DO HAVE SEVERAL PARTIES WE WERE INVITED TOO OR HOME GET TOGETHERS.   C'MON EAGLES !!! ONE MORE HOME WIN !!!

    SUNDAY        1 - 21 - 18

    " THE VIKINGS WILL NOT SCORE ANY MORE POINTS THE REST OF THE GAME.......NOT ONE !! "  - MY PISSED OFF PREDICTION AFTER THE VIKINGS SCORED ON THEIR 1ST DRIVE.

    THERE IS ONLY ONE THING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY..........OUR BELOVED PHILADELPHIA EAGLES !!!!  I HAVE BEEN A STRONG MIAMI DOLPHIN FAN SINCE I WAS 6 YEARS OLD BUT NOTHING , AND I MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING , COMPARES TO MY PURE LOVE FOR OUR PHILADELPHIA EAGLES.  THIS IS WHERE I LIVE. THIS IS WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL. AGAIN , THIS IS WHERE I LIVE AND THIS IS WHERE MY FAMILY LIVES.  THIS IS WHY I AM A PHILADELPHIA FAN AND NEVER EVER CHEER FOR ANOTHER TEAM WHEN IT INVOLVES OUR PHILLY TEAMS........NEVER !!!

   NOW , LET'S GET TO MY DAY , NIGHT , AND DRINKING UNTIL THE WEE HOURS.

   AS OF 10AM , I WAS STILL LOOKING FOR TICKETS. ALL FAILED SO IT WAS TIME TO MAKE A DECISION.  I HAD AT LEAST 3 TAILGATES THAT I WAS INVITED TOO BUT TIME WAS NOT ON MY SIDE.  I DROVE MY ELDEST BACK TO COLLEGE , SETTLED HER IN , AND HOOKED UP HER TV. BY THE TIME I GOT HOME IT WAS EARLY AFTERNOON. I WOULD NEED TO ROLL RIGHT AWAY.

   ON MY WAY HOME MY CELL PHONE WAS GOING OFF BIG TIME. WE DECIDED TO HAVE A GET TOGETHER AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE.  WHEELS AND I HEAD THERE AND JOINED FAMILY FOR LAUGHS AND FUN ESPECIALLY SINCE OUR EAGLES ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED THE VIKINGS.  FOOD AND BOOZE WAS FLYING LIKE OUR EAGLES.....AND SO WAS MY DIET FOR IT WAS A CHEAT DAY AND NIGHT.

   LOTS OF LAUGHS AND DANCING THROUGH THE ENTIRE NIGHT AS OUR EAGLES JUST DOMINATED THE VIKINGS AFTER THE 1ST SET OF OFFENSIVE PLAYS BY THE VIKINGS.  3 BONE HEAD MISTAKES AND THE EAGLES WERE DOWN 0 - 7.  I YELL OUT , " THE VIKINGS WILL NOT SCORE ONE MORE DAMN POINT THE REST OF THE GAME......NOT ONE !!!! ".  THIS PROPHECY CAME TRUE AND 1,000'S AND 1,000'S AND 1,000'S AND 1,000'S OF MY FRIENDS , FAMILY , AND FELLOW PHILADELPHIANS ARE CELEBRATING THIS MONSTER VICTORY. THIS IS WHY YOU CHEER FOR YOUR HOME TOWN TEAM.

   I THINK TO MYSELF A " PICK 6 " IS COMING ON THIS SERIES OF PLAYS ".  I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO JINX MY BELOVED EAGLES.  2 PLAYS LATER WE INTERCEPT A PASS AND RUN INTO THE END ZONE TO TIE THE GAME.  THIS WAS THE MAIN REASON FOR THE TIDE TO TURN. THE MOMENTUM SHIFTED LIKE A TSUNAMI WAVE AND IT DID NOT STOP UNTIL ALL VIKING SHIPS WERE DESTROYED.

   WE HAD UNDERDOG SIGNS AND EAGLE SIGNS IN THE HOUSE.  WE PARTIED AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN TO US SUFFERING FANS.  BUT ONE HOUSE PARTY WAS NOT ENOUGH.  WITH WHEELS CONVINCING WE HAD TO GO TO THE STREETS AND AND SOME LOCAL PUBS.

   WE STOP IN AT MCGILLICUDDY'S PUB WHERE WHEELS AND I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE.  I KNOW THE OWNER WHICH I HEARD NEVER GOT HIS VILLANOVA BANNER BACK THAT I GAVE TO A FRIEND. WE SAW LEAD SINGER OF DROPPIN DUECE. WE SAW A FORMER BARTENDER WHO I REALLY LIKED AND SHE LOOKS AWESOME.  WE SAW NAIL PATRONS. WE SAW OLD FRIENDS. WE HUNG WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALL OF THIS WAS AWESOME.  OUTSIDE THE PUB MANY PEOPLE GATHERED TO CHEER , LAUGH , CELEBRATE, AND YELL " EAGLES !! " AT EVERY CAR THAT WENT BY.

   WHEELS WALKED NEXT DOOR TO THE IVY NEXT DOOR TO SAY HELLO TO ONE FRIEND. SHE IMMEDIATELY RETURNED TO TONS OF PEOPLE WE KNEW AT CUDDY'S.  THE NIGHT CONTINUED AND WAS JUST SO MUCH FUN.  WE WATCH THE TV'S OF ALL THE CELEBRATION GOING ON IN NORTH EAST PHILLY AND ALL AREAS.  THERE IS A VIBE HERE AND MAYBE EVEN SOMETHING BIGGER THAN US.  THE EAGLES HAVE ONE MORE STEP AND ONE MORE WIN TO BRING THIS STORY BOOK MOVIE TO LIFE. I AM SO ENJOYING THIS RIDE AND I JUST FEEL OUR FANS DESERVE THIS. WE HAVE SUFFERED PAIN IN ALL SPORTS BUT THE CLOSEST TO OUR HEARTS IS FOOTBALL.  THERE IS ONLY ONE THING THAT WILL CURE THIS HEARTACHE.........WIN ONE MORE GAME.

      MONDAY       1 - 22 - 18

    SOME MORE THINGS ABOUT  SUNDAY FUN DAY AFTER HUGE EAGLES WIN.

    WHEELS - " THERE'S ALOT OF PEOPLE BANGING TONIGHT ".  TOO FUNNY..........AND THAN I GOT SOME.

    DID ANYONE NOTICE ANYTHING TODAY?  JUST 24 HOURS AFTER THE EAGLES WON ?  AFTER THE MONSTER UNDERDOG WIN BY OUR EAGLES EVERYONE WAS NICER..........KIDS DOING THEIR HOMEWORK AND NOT HASSLIGN THEIR PARENTS , GIRLS OFFERING ASS , GUYS ACCEPTING THEIR ASSES , PEOPLE OPENING DOORS FOR OTHERS , PRIESTS LEAVING THE KIDS ALONE ( SICK BASTARDS ) , POLICE NOT GIVING OUT TICKETS , DOGS GETTING ALONG WITH CATS , WEATHER TEMPS RISE , PEOPLE SMILING , BIRDS NOT FLYING SOUTH UNTIL FEBRUARY 5TH , AND THE MEDIA ALREADY TALKING HOW THE EVIL EMPIRE ( PATRIOTS ) WILL BEAT OUR EAGLES. OH WELL , BACK TO BEING THE UNDERDOG AGAIN.

    SPENT ABOUT 10 MINUTES SEARCHING FOR SUPERBOWL PACKAGES.  WHEELS AND I ARE VERY CLOSE ON ONE PACKAGE.........2 ROUND TRIP AIRLINE TICKETS TO MINNEAPOLIS , 2 SUPERBOWL TICKETS , AND HOTEL FOR 4 DAYS FOR $15,000.  I TEXTED SOME FAMILY TO SEE IF THEY GO WITH US.

    OH , I WAS TOLD IF I ORDER THIS PACKAGE WHEELS WOULD NOT PAY ATTENTION TO MY PACKAGE.  WE WILL BE AT A HOUSE PARTY AND THAN A BAR 2 WEEKS FROM NOW.

    YOUNGEST GETS ME UP FOR SCHOOL AT 6:15AM.  I LABOR TO THE KITCHEN TABLE AND SIT LIKE A LUMP ON A LOG.  MY YOUNGEST SAYS , " DAD , CAN YOU MAKE MY LUNCH ? " I REPLY , " I JUST GOT IN AN HOUR AGO. TAKE MY HOAGIE AND DRINK FROM THE WATER FOUNTAIN AT SCHOOL.............GOOD NIGHT. "

    WHEELS HAD OFF TODAY SO IT WAS NICE TO CHILL WITH HER.  SHE WENT THROUGH OUR ELDEST CLOSET TO SEARCH FOR A " CLICKER " THAT OUR KID NEEDS FOR COLLEGE. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT IS BUT SHE DID FIND THERAFLU MEDICINE , BATTERIES , UMBRELLA , CELL PHONE CHARGE WHICH WE THOUGHT WAS THE CLICKER , CLOTHES , NOTE BOOK , CANADIAN CONDOMS ( GEE , I WONDER WHOSE THEY WERE ) , A BOOK BINDER , A CHAIR , 2 LAWN FLAMINGOS , A TV , 3 PIECE SET OF LUGGAGE , A CIRCULAR SAW , A PISSED OFF SQUIRREL , A ROCKY MOVIE ON BETA TAPE , CANNED GOODS , 2 FLASH LIGHTS , AND A HULA-HOOP. MAN , THESE KIDS SURE STOCK THINGS AWAY.

    BOOKED SOME MORE WEEKENDS AT OUR VACATION PROPERTIES.  2 FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE ( I SO NEED TO GO UP THERE SOON ) AND A RARE FEBRUARY WEEKEND AT THE CONDO.  THE RENTERS ARE DOING THE POLAR PLUNGE THAT WEEKEND IN WILDWOOD. THE POLAR PLUNGE IS ON MY BUCKET LIST BUT THAN AGAIN SO IS GETTING ANAL SO I GUESS I WILL DO NEITHER.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO PLACE ORDERS AND CLEAN THINGS. I ALSO DID THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE SIGN SINCE THE WEATHER WAS NICE AND THE RAIN IS COMING TOMORROW.  4 PEOPLE HONKED AT ME. I GAVE MY STANDARD ONE ARM RAISE.

    BOOKED 4 NIGHTS AND A POSSIBLE 5TH BUT IT WAS TOO LATE TO CALL THE BAND. I WAS EMAILING A BAND LATE NIGHT AND RAN OUT OF TIME.  BUT , VERY HAPPY TO BOOK 4 NIGHTS.

    SMOKING POT IN PUBLIC. A FRIEND HAS THIS METAL CIGARETTE DEVICE THAT HOLDS POT.  WHEN YOU " TOKE " ON IT NO SMELL IS RELEASED.  TECHNOLOGY IS SO COOL.

    SIXERS WITH A CRUSHING LOSS TO A BAD TEAM. THEY HAD A 3 WIN STREAK GOING ON AND BEAT 3 PLAYOFF TEAMS IN A ROW. THEY PLAYED MEMPHIS WHO IS A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE 6TH GRADE GIRLS TEAM AT ANNUNCIATION BVM.  AGAIN , BLOWING A HUGE LEAD AND LOSING IN THE 4TH QUARTER.

    ROLL HOME TO CHILL. UTILIZING THE GOOD WEATHER I WALK THE DOG AND BURN SECRET IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. YEP , MY YOUNGEST HELPED ME BURN PAPERWORK IN AN OUTSIDE METAL TRASHCAN.  WHEELS FELT MY EMAILS TO HILARY CLINTON SHOULD BE TURNED TO ASH.

    I WATCH THE ENDING OF THE " GOOD DOCTOR " WITH WHEELS. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.  I WONDER HOW CLOSE THEY ARE WITH DIAGNOSING THE MEDICAL ISSUES AND STUFF. WE ALSO WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER ".  IT WAS VERY GOOD. WHEELS AND I CONTINUE TO FORGET THE LAST EPISODE WE WATCHED AND IT WAS ONLY 2 DAYS AGO.  I TOLD HER , " MAN , WE SHOULD REALLY WRITE THINGS DOWN. "

   DURING MY TV WATCHING OF ONE HOUR I MADE 2 LARGE DRINKS. NOTHING LIKE CHERRY/LIME SODA WATER AND A SPLASH OF DIET CRANBERRY IN A 16 POUNCE GLASS WITH LOTS OF ICE. OH , THERE WAS NO VODKA OR BOOZE IN IT. LIKE TOM HANKS IN THE MOVIE " A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN " HE DRINKS A SODA ON THE BUS AFTER GINA DAVIS TAKES HIS BOOZE FLASK AND GIVES HIM A SODA POP BOTTLE.  HANKS TAKES A SIP AND SMIRKS A SARCASTIC FACE & VOICES , " AAAAAHHHHH ........THAT'S GOOD. " I DID THE SAME THING AND WHEELS LAUGHED.

   OFF TO BED AND I DID NOT GO TO SLEEP.  NFL NETWORK WAS REPLAYING THE EAGLES / VIKINGS GAME. OF COURSE I HAD TO WATCH IT. DURING THE COMMERCIALS I FLIPPED OVER TO THE MOVIE " KONG : SKULL ISLAND ". I ALWAYS FLIP TO STATIONS WITH NO COMMERCIALS SINCE I HATE COMMERCIALS. IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES I EVER SEEN.  THE FIRST SCENE I SEE IS KONG HAD REMARKABLE AIM. HE WAS THROWING ROCKS & UPROOTED TREES AT HELICOPTERS AND HITTING THEM LIKE COLE HAMELS FASTBALL TO A CATCHER'S MITT. HE ALSO USED HELICOPTERS HE CAUGHT AND THREW THEM AT OTHER HELICOPTERS. THE PILOTS WERE THE WORST PILOTS I EVER SEEN. KONG DESTROYED 20 ARMY HELICOPTERS.  C'MON MAN.........CAN'T ONE PILOT SAY , " HOLY SHIT , LOOK AT THE FUCKING GIANT MONKEY THROWING OUR HELICOPTERS AT EACH OTHER !!  I THINK I SHOULD FLY 1 MILE HIGHER. "

     OFF TO SLEEP AT 1:30AM ONLY TO BE AWAKENED AT 5AM BY A GRUNTING MOANING DOG.  YEP , HAD TO LET THE PUP OUT TO PEE. IT WAS RAINING AND I OPEN THE BACK DOOR. THE DOG IMMEDIATELY STOPS AND WAS LIKE " F-THIS I AM NOT PEEING IN THIS WEATHER. " I SPOKE TO THE DOG POLITELY TO CONVINCE HER RAIN IS OKAY AND SAID , " C'MON. GO GET A RABBIT. GO GO GO GO.  " THE DOG LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS AN ASSHOLE AND GAVE ME A LOOK  LIKE , " I'LL TELL YOU WHAT. I WILL GO PEE IN THE RAIN BUT THE NEXT TIME YOU PEE IN THE BATHROOM I WILL HOSE YOU WITH WATER. SEE IF YOU LIKE IT........DUMB ASS. " THE DOG PEED AND CAME BACK IN 30 SECONDS LATER. A LITTLE LONGER THAN IT TOOK ME TO BANG WHEELS AFTER THE EAGLES GAME.

     SPEAKING OF WHEELS. THE CHICK DOES EVERYTHING. NOT IN BED BUT TODAY WE RENTED A LARGE YELLOW PENSKE TRUCK.  OUR YOUNGEST ASKED FOR A RIDE TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE. I ASKED WHEELS I SHOULD DRIVE THIS 30 FOOT TRUCK BUT SHE SAID SHE WANTED TOO.  WE ARRIVE IN WEST PHILLY AND WHEELS GOES BY OUR KID'S FRIEND'S HOUSE. I ASKED , " WHY ARE YOU DRIVING BY ? " SHE REPLIES , " I WILL TURN AROUND AND THAN WE WILL BE POINTED IN THE DIRECTION HOME. " I REPLY , " THESE SMALL STREETS ARE TOUGH TO TURN AROUND IN. YOU SHOULD JUST GO AROUND THE BLOCK. "  SHE DRIVES UP A SMALL STREET AND TURNS LEFT. SHE BACKS UP WITHOUT LOOKING IN HER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS. THE TRUCK COMES INCHES FROM SCRAPING 3 CARS. I CRINGED MY WHOLE BODY.  PEOPLE ON 2ND FLOOR DECKS ARE WATCHING US. I AM SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE OUTSIDE HANGING OUT. SOME ARE BARBEQUING , MOST HAVE EAGLES JERSEYS ON , AND 2 NEIGHBORS ARE THROWING A FOOTBALL BACK AND FORTH TO EACH OTHER FROM THEIR OWN DECKS.

   CONTINUED - WHEELS FINALLY SPINS THE TRUCK AROUND AFTER PERFORMING A 12 POINT TURN AROUND. I HANG OUT THE WINDOW AND SHAPE MY HANDS TO RECEIVE A FOOTBALL THROW FROM A GUY ON A UPPER DECK.  HE SEES MY SIGNAL AND THROW A PERFECT PASS. I CATCH THE BALL BUT NOW I MUST GET THE BALL BACK UP TO THE UPPER DECKS. EVERYONE IS WATCHING. HANGING OUT A WINDOW I MUST THROW UNDER HAND. I FLING THE BALL UP AND IT HITS THE OUTSIDE OF A DECK RAILING. PEOPLE BOO AND LAUGH. AN OLD GUY IS WATCHING ME. I LUCKILY RE-CATCH THE BALL AS WHEELS IS DRIVING VERY SLOWLY DOWN HILL TO THE FRIEND'S HOUSE. I MADE ANOTHER THROW AND THE OLD GUY CATCHES IT. I WAS GLAD THE BALL WAS RETRIEVED BUT THE OLD MAN THROWS IT BACK DOWN TO ME. ALL THE PEOPLE ON ALL THE NEIGHBORING DECKS YELL OUT , " NOOOOOOOO !!! " AND START GIGGLING. I FIGURED THE OLD GUY THOUGHT THE BALL WAS MINE. HE REALIZES THIS AS I THROW IT BACK TO HIM. HE THAN THROWS IT TO ANOTHER NEIGHBOR ON ANOTHER DECK.  ALL THE NEIGHBORS ERUPT WITH LAUGHTER AND CHEER AS THE BALL IS BEING PASSED ONE BY ONE TO VIA NEIGHBORING DECKS UNTIL THE RIGHTFUL OWNER RETRIEVES IT.  I WAVE GOODBYE AND SO DO THEY.....................dream ends.

     TUESDAY         1 - 22 - 18

     OKAY , I CAN NOT STOP WATCHING OR LISTENING TO ANY SUBJECT DEALING WITH OUR EAGLES. THIS DREAM RUN I WANT TO SOAK IN. IT IS NEEDS TO MARINATE FOR ME. I AM GLAD THERE IS A 2 WEEK HIATUS UNTIL THE BIG SUPERBOWL GAME. I WANT TO CHERISH EVERY SECOND OF THIS.  EVERY TV OR RADIO STATION YOU TURN ON HAVE SUBJECTS ABOUT THE EAGLES.  THE FANS ARE PRAYING , WISHING , WANTING , AND SEEKING ONE MORE WIN TO FINISH THE CINDERELLA CHAPTER.  IT SHOULD BE A HAPPY ENDING HERE. I AM NOT TALKING A HAND JOB HERE. THE EAGLES MATCH UP WITH THE EVIL EMPIRE PATRIOTS.  THE DARK LORD BRADY MUST BE TAKEN DOWN BY OUR YOUNG JEDI EAGLES

    WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.  I DID ANOTHER CONSOLIDATION DOWN OUR BASEMENT AND TOOK TRASHCANS TO THE CURB. 

    MY BEER DISTRIBUTOR TEXTED ME THEY COULD NOT DELIVER UNTIL TOMORROW BUT I NEEDED A DELIVERY TODAY. I HAD A POOL LEAGUE AND A SMALL BIRTHDAY PARTY COMING IN. WE WORKED A COMPROMISE AND I GOT WHAT I NEEDED. I WILL TRY THIS SAME NEGOTIATION TACTICS TOMORROW NIGHT WITH WHEELS IN ALLOWING ME TO SEE HER ASS.

    I LOAD MY VAN AND HEAD TO THE NAIL AT 1:30PM. I MET THE BEER DELIVERY AND DECIDED JUST TO STAY HERE. I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 5AM AND NOW I AM PUTTING IN A 12 HOUR DAY.  I BROUGHT MY COMPUTER TO CONTACT BANDS , PLAY SOME INTERNET GAMES , WATCH EAGLE REPLAY VIDEOS , WATCH EAGLE FANS , WATCH PORN , AND UPDATE MY PUNCHLIST.  I ALSO GOT SOME PROJECTS DONE LIKE CHANGING THE DEEP FRYER OIL , UPDATING POSTERS , CUTTING A CLOSET DOOR DOWN FROM A SIDE JOB IN PHILLY ( MY CIRCULAR SAW WAS GIVING ME PROBLEMS OF COURSE ) , STOCKING BEER , AND MORE.

    I HAD A GOOD TIME FOR IT WAS A NICE CROWD AND THE POOL TEAM MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS VERY COOL. FLYERS WIN AGAIN IN AN EXCITING OVERTIME GAME. THE SAME PLAYER SCORED THE OVERTIME WINNER AGAIN AND AT THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME.......25 SECONDS IN. THE LAST 2 GAMES TRAVIS KONECNY SCORED. IT WAS FUN AS THE WHOLE CROWD HERE CHEERED WHEN HE SCORED JUST 25 SECONDS INTO OVERTIME........AGAIN.  OUR FLYERS ARE ON A ROLL WHICH IS NICE TO SEE.

    IT WAS DOCUMENTED THAT 3 MILES AWAY PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY HEARD THE EAGLES FANS CHEERING AND SINGING THE FIGHT SONG.......THAT IS PRETTY 'F'ING COOL. 

    I WOULD RECOMMEND NOT RUBBING IT IN. PROVIDENCE WAS PLAYING #1 SEED VILLANOVA TONIGHT IN VILLANOVA. THEY HAD AN EARLY LEAD OF 6 POINTS. ONE PROVIDENCE PLAYER MADE A BIG 3 POINT SHOT TO GO UP 9 POINTS.  HE TURNED TO THE FANS AND GAVE THE " SHHHH " SIGN BY PUTTING ONE FINGER OVER HIS LIPS.  PROVIDENCE LOST BY 20.  WONDER IF HE LEARNED HIS LESSON.

    VIKING FANS ARE PRETTY PISSED ON HOW THEY WERE TREATED HERE IN PHILLY.  I GUESS DRESSING OUR ROCKY STATUE WITH VIKING ATTIRE AND SKOLLING ON " THE STEPS " DID NOT SIT WELL AS SOME FANS RETALIATED BY TAKING THEIR HATS OFF AND PEEING ON THEM , SAYING "F" YOU TO 99 YEAR OLD MILLIE , AND THROWING BEER CANS AT THE TEAM'S BUS.  THERE WAS SOME MORE THINGS BUT THEY HAD TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE GETTING INTO. ANYWAY , A GOOD RETALIATION WHICH I THINK IS KINDA CLEVER. MINNESOTA FANS ARE GOING TO TAKE UP BEING UBER DRIVERS. WHEN THE PHILLY FANS ARRIVE AND NEED A RIDE TO THE STADIUM THEY WILL TAKE THEM TO A DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.  ITS KINDA FUNNY AND DIABOLICAL ALL AT ONCE.

     A FRIEND HERE HAS A FAKE CALIFORNIA I.D. OF MARTY McFLY.  THIS IS THE MICHAEL J. FOX CHARACTER OF THE MOVIE " BACK TO THE FUTURE ".  WELL , I MADE A JOKE AND POSTED THIS I.D. ON FACEBOOK SAYING , " I DID NOT ACCEPT THIS I.D. BECAUSE IT WAS EXPIRED. " FUNNY THING......SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS TRUE.  I GIGGLED AT SOME OF THE 50 OR SO FRIENDS WHO MADE COMMENTS OR LIKED IT.  MY COUSIN WAS ONE OF THEM.

     ROLL OUT LATE NIGHT AND I WAS TIRED.  12 HOURS AT THE NAIL OR ANYWHERE IS A LONG TIME. I AM GLAD I DID IT BECAUSE SOME LITTLE PROJECTS GOT DONE. BACK HOME I CHILLED WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND SOME UNSALTED PEANUTS.......HMMMMM , MMMMMM THAT'S GOOD.  I WENT TO BED PRETTY TIRED ONLY TO BE AWOKEN BY MY YOUNGEST AT 6:15AM. THAT STORY WILL BE TOLD TOMORROW.

     WEDNESDAY       1 - 24 - 18

    STILL SAVORING THE DELICIOUSNESS OF OUR EAGLES. IT IS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL DREAM SO FAR.  WATCHING THE NEWS WHERE LITTLE KIDS IN SCHOOLS ARE SINGING OUR FIGHT SONG MAKES ME TEARY EYED.  THE FANS HAVE WAITED SO LONG AND SUFFERED SO MANY HEART BREAKS FOR SO MANY YEARS.  ONE MORE WIN WOULD DO THIS CITY AND SUBURBS SOOOOOOOOO MUCH GOOD.

    GAVE MY YOUNGEST CARTE BLANCHE TO GO INTO SCHOOL LATE.  MY MOTTO , " IF YOU GET STRAIGHT " A's " I WILL ALWAYS SAY YES TO ANY REQUEST. I WAS WOKEN UP AT 6:15AM AND ASKED IF THE KID COULD GO IN 30 MINUTES LATE. I AGREED AND GOT MORE SLEEP TOO.....AND DROVE HER TO SCHOOL.

    MY CELL PHONE KEEPS CHIMING AND BUZZING WITH UPDATES FROM SPORTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA. THIS IS PRETTY COOL TO GET INSTANT INFORMATION. JUST ONE LITTLE PROBLEM............I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE UPDATES THEY ARE.

    THE FLU HAS BECOME AN EPIDEMIC NATION WIDE. WASHING YOUR HANDS IS NUMBER IN PREVENTING IT.  WELP , OUR YOUNGEST HAD IT FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS.  I NOW HAVE IT......SNEEZING , SNIFFLING , AND SOME COUGHING.  I HAVE ALITTLE ACHINESS IN MY BODY AND BACKBONE.  I RARELY GET SICK AND OF COURSE IT CAME FROM ME SNUGGLING WITH MY KID WHILE SHE WAS SICK.......IT WAS WORTH IT.

    THE EAGLES FAN WHO PUNCHED THE HORSE HAS APOLOGIZED AND MADE A DONATION TO THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED ANIMALS. HE WAS QUOTED , " MONGO HAVE FEELINGS FOR SHERIFF BART. "

     DR. NASSAR HAD 200 WOMEN SPEAK RAGE AGAINST HIM DURING A TRIAL. THIS FUCKING LOWLIFE GOT HIS JOLLIES OFF FEELING UP YOUNG GYMNASTS FOR YEARS. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!   JESUS CHRIST , GO HOME AND JERK OFF. AFTER SHOOTING A LOAD IN YOUR HAND , THE FEELING OF SEX INSTANTLY LEAVES YOUR BODY AND THE UNIMPORTANTNANCE OF SEX.  HE COULD GET UP TO 175 YEARS. I SURELY HOPE HE STILL LIKES SEX BECAUSE HIS ANAL CAVITY WILL BE INVESTIGATED MANY TIMES.

     LOOKS LIKE CRAIGSLIST HAS STRUCK AGAIN FOR ME. THIS TIME IT COULD BE 2 FOLD. I AM SELLING SOMETHING AND THIS PERSON HAS A SERVICE I WILL USE IN THE FUTURE. DETAILS TOMORROW.

    DRINKING CINNAMON SPICE TEA WITH HONEY.........STARTED TONIGHT AROUND 11PM AND INTO TOMORROW. I DID SEE ON THE NEWS THAT GREEN TEA IS ALSO GOOD FOR FIGHTING OR PREVENTING THE FLU. JUST SUCKS I DON'T HAVE ANY GREEN TEA.

    BEING A NEANDERTHAL I NEED TO SHAVE 3 THINGS ONCE A WEEK...........MY FACE , MY HEAD , AND MY BACK. THIS MORNING I SHAVED MY HEAD AND THAN TOOK A NICE LONG SHOWER AND SHAVED.  I WILL WAIT UNTIL WHEELS GETS HOME FOR HONOR OF DOING MY BACK AND OTHER LOWER AREAS NOT TO BE MENTIONED.  I USED SKIN LOTION ALL OVER MY HEAD AND FACE. IT FELT REFRESHING AND I LOOK 2 WEEKS YOUNGER.

   LOSING WEIGHT JUST BLOWS BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT DROPPING 15 POUNDS SO FAR IS GOOD.  I CAN SO FEEL IT. THERE IS A LITTLE HOP IN MY STEP GOING UP THE STAIRCASE AND WHEN SHOWERING I SAW MY PENIS.  I SAID A ENTHUSIASTIC HELLO ALONG WITH A VERY HEALTHY HAND SHAKE TO IT. I SWEAR IF I COULD HUG MY COCK I WOULD. I MISSED IT THAT MUCH. I WILL ASK WHEELS TO GIVE IT A HUG WHEN SHE GETS HOME. SHE NICKNAMED IT " LITTLE FELLA ".

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP , STOCK , FIX , AND WATCH THE 76ERS WIN A MUST GAME.  AFTER A HORRIBLE LOSS TO MEMPHIS THEY NEEDED TO BOUNCE BACK......AND THEY DID.

    WITH A PATRON WE HAVE FIGURED OUT HOW TO USE A COMPUTER VIA A HDMI CABLE TO PROJECT THE COMPUTER TO A LARGE TV. I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA AND I HAPPEN TO FIND A HDMI CABLE.  THIS MEANS THE WWE ROYAL RUMBLE WILL BE SEEN AT THE NAIL THIS SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL BE FREE.

    WE ALLOW A COUSIN OF MINE TO HEAD TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE ONE DAY EARLY. WE HAVE BEEN ALLOWING RENTERS TO ARRIVE EARLY OR LEAVE LATE AS MUCH AS ONE DAY ON WITHER END.  SHE WAS RENTING FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY BUT WE ARE ALLOWING THEM TO ARRIVE ON THURSDAY. MOST LAND LORDS ARE SUPER STRICT WITH CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES SO WHEELS AND I DO THE OPPOSITE IF WE CAN..............FOR FREE.

   HEAD HOME AND ONLY HANG ABOUT 20 MINUTES BEFORE HEADING TO BED. I WALK THE DOG AND PUT ON AN EXTRA JACKET FOR THE TEMPS HAVE DROPPED.  I DID STOP AT 7/11 TO PURCHASE AFRIN NASAL SPRAY........BEST SPRAY EVER !! BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T GET ADDICTED !!!  OH , A GUY IN FRONT OF ME WAS SO HAMMERED TRYING TO PURCHASE CIGARETTES.  IT WAS NICE ENTERTAINMENT TO END MY NIGHT. THE 2 COPS IN THE SEPTA LANE THOUGHT SO TOO.

   OFF TO BED WHERE MY EYES HURT SO WATCHING TV LASTED ABOUT 5 MINUTES. I DECIDED NOT TO TURN ON THE RADIO FOR SPORTS TALK WHICH I LIKE TO DO. TONIGHT......SLEEP , AFRIN , AND THERAFLU. I DID SLEEP WELL FOR ABOUT 5 HOURS.  THE PUPPY JOINED ME WHICH WAS NICE. I RUBBED HER BUTT FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE FALLING ASLEEP. I USED TO DO THIS WITH WHEELS TO MAKE HER FALL ASLEEP.

     THURSDAY      1 - 14 - 18

    YEP , I AM FIGHTING THE FLU AND SO IS OUR ELDEST.  IT IS NATION WIDE.  OUR YOUNGEST HAD IT FOR 2 WEEKS. I GUESS IT IS OUR TURN.

    STRUGGLING THROUGH THE NIGHT I CAUGHT A LITTLE BREAK. OUR YOUNGEST HAD A 1/2 DAY DUE TO MID-TERMS. NOT MAKING A LUNCH IS SO BIG TO A PARENT. I ENDED UP GETTING UP ANYWAY.  OFF TO SCHOOL THE KID WENT AND SHE ALWAYS TEXTING ME WHEN AT THE BUS STOP. OF COURSE I ALWAYS JOKE WITH HER EVERY MORNING.

    DIARRHEA CAN BE GOOD AND BAD. I DRANK A 1/2 GALLON OF CINNAMON TEA LAST NIGHT. I AM NOT SURE WHAT TRIGGERED MY STOMACH BUT I WAS NOT MAKING MY TOILET ARTWORK LIKE I USUALLY DO AND ENJOY.

   THE GOOD THING WITH DIARRHEA IS YOU CAN EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT BECAUSE IN 5 MINUTES IT IS COMING RIGHT OUT............LITERALLY.

   THE BAD THING IS...........WELL , LET ME TELL THE STORY.  CRAIGSLIST HAS STRUCK AGAIN. SINCE A FAMILY MEMBER DECIDED TO DONATE HIS NEW SNOW BLOWER TO US I WANTED TO GET RID OF MY 20 YEAR OLD ONE. I HAVE MACGYVERED IT 30 TIMES.  I POSTED AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST AND WITHIN 48 HOURS THE BLOWER WAS GONE.  THE GUY ARRIVED AROUND 10AM THIS MORNING AND WAS EXCELLENT WITH TEXTING. I SO APPRECIATE INSTANT COMMUNICATION.  HE WAS WEATHERED LOOKING BUT SEEMED OKAY.  I STARTED THE BLOWER AND HE QUESTIONED SOME THINGS. HE TRIED TO TALK ME DOWN BUT I WAS NOT BUDGING ON MY PRICE. I WAS $50 FIRM.  I COME UP WITH SUGGESTION TO ROLL IT ON HIS TRUCK. HE FIRST WANTS TO ROLL IT ON HIS TRUCK USING PLANKS WHICH IS A GOOD IDEA.  I SAID  LET'S USE GRAVITY AND PARK ON THE HILL OF MY DRIVEWAY. HE MOVES HIS TRUCK ON THE HILL , SETS UP HIS PLANKS , AND WE PUSH THE SNOW BLOWER ONTO HIS TRUCK WITH 1/2 THE EXERTION IT WOULD OF TAKEN IF WE WERE ON LEVEL GROUND. NOW , THE KEY WORD HERE IS " EXERTION ".  AS BOTH OF US PUSHED THE 300 POUND BLOWER UP THE RAMP MY STOMACH MUSCLES TIGHTENED AND AIR WAS LET OUT MY ASS. WELL , IT WAS NOT AIR.  I RECOMMEND NOT PUSHING HEAVY OBJECTS WHEN YOU HAVE DIARRHEA.

    I SAY GOODBYE TO THE GUY AND WADDLE LIKE A PENGUIN INSIDE TO USE THE BATHROOM , SHOWER , AND RINSE MY BOXERS AT A LOCAL CREEK.

    THIS FLU THING IS A SERIOUS EPIDEMIC. ONE FLORIDA SCHOOL CLOSED ENTIRELY.  I AM BATTLING IT WITH MEDS , AFRIN , AND GREEN TEA.  OH , DON'T GET HOOKED ON AFRIN. OH MY GOD !! IT IS WORSE THAN COCAINE !!!  VERY VERY ADDICTIVE. DON'T USE THIS PRODUCT NOT EVEN ONCE !!! IT WILL MAKE YOU RELY ON IT EVERY DAY FOREVER AND EVER.

     OKAY THE AFRIN STORY - MY KIDS AND WHEELS WILL TELL YOU I AM A HUGE ADVOCATE OF AFRIN NASAL SPRAY.  YEARS AGO A GIRL I KNOW CAME INTO THE NAIL TOTALLY STUFFED UP. SHE COULD NOT BREATHE THROUGH HER NOSE FOR 3 DAYS. I MEAN ZERO.  I SUGGESTED SHE USE AFRIN. HER REPLY WAS I DO NOT WANT TO USE THAT MEDICINE BECAUSE I HEAR YOU CAN GET ADDICTED.  I REPLIED , " SO FOR 3 DAYS YOUR STUFFY AND TOTALLY MISERABLE AND CAN'T BREATHE BUT ONE USE OF AFRIN AND YOUR NASAL PASSAGES WILL CLEAR LIKE STANDING ON TOP OF A SNOW MOUNTAIN IN LESS THAN 10 SECONDS...........AND YOU WON'T TRY IT ? " HER ANSWER WAS NOPE.  I WAS ASTONISHED AND DUMB FOUNDED.  WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT INSTANT RELIEF ?  OH WELL.  I HAVE USED IT THREE TIMES IN THE LAST 3 DAYS AND IT WORKS FRICKIN' UNBELIEVABLE.........ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAVE TO USE A DARTH VADAR CPAP MASK WHEN SLEEPING.

     AFRIN II STORY - I WAS STUFFY AND NOT FEELING LIKE BARTENDING TONIGHT. I TOOK A DOSE OF AFRIN IN BOTH SIDES OF MY NOSE AND WITHIN 10 SECONDS I FELT 10 TIMES BETTER. I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WILL NOT USE THIS REMARKABLE PRODUCT. IT IS NOT ADDICTING AT ALL.........ZERO. JUST USE COMMON SENSE.  IF YOU'RE STUFFY.........USE IT.  IF YOU'RE NOT STUFFY.....DON'T USE IT.  REAL SIMPLE PEOPLE.

     HEAD TO RESTAURANT DEPO AFTER TAKING AFRIN. I WAS NOT GOING TO GO AND JUST REST BUT MY SINUSES WERE SUPER CLEAR NOW AND I DO BELIEVE OF GETTING OUT OF THE ROOM YOU WERE SLEEPING AND SPENDING TIME IN WHILE BEING SICK. I BRING MY IPOD AND PLAY JOHNNY CASH WITH MY HEAD PHONES ON. THE TIME JUST MELTED AWAY.  I CASUALLY WALKED AROUND ENJOYING THE MUSIC AND SHOPPING FOR PRODUCT.  A VERY GOOD LOOKING YOUNG MOTHER WAS SHOPPING WITH HER DAUGHTER WHO WAS RIDING ON THE PUSH CART.  WE WERE GOING OPPOSITE WAYS BUT EVERY ISLE WE KEPT CROSSING PATHS GOING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. BY THE 3RD ISLE I SMILED AT HER AND SAID , " YOU KNOW , WE GOT TO STOP MEETING LIKE THIS. "  THE GIRL GIGGLED HARD AND WALKED AWAY THINKING , " I WOULD NEVER MEET WITH A GUY WHO  LOOKS LIKE DOCTOR PHIL."

    I HAVE BEEN SAVING PAPERWORK FOR 2 MONTHS NOW. AN EMPLOYEE AT RESTAURANT DEPOT SAID I NEEDED TO UPDATE MY CARD SINCE THEY MOVED TO THIS NEW STORE. LAST TIME I GAVE THEM NUMBERS BUT IT WAS NO GOOD. I NEEDED DOCUMENTED PAPERWORK TO CONTINUE SHOPPING THERE. I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER SINCE 1999. THE GIRL WAS COOL AND GAVE NAME 2 TEMPORARY CARDS TO ME THAT WERE GOOD UNTIL FEBRUARY 2018. WELL , WHEELS HELPS ME GET THE DOCUMENTATION AND I GO TO THE OFFICE. THE NEW GIRL TAKES MY PAPERWORK AND TEMPORARY CARD AND SAYS , " THIS CARD IS GOOD. YOU DID NOT NEED THIS PAPERWORK. YOUR CARD WILL EXPIRE AT THE END OF 2021. " I GRIMACED AND SMILED THROUGH MY VERY CLENCHED TEETH AND SAY SLOWLY , " THANK YOU AND HAVE A NICE DAY. "

  STOP AT THE NAIL TO UNLOAD PRODUCT.

   AT HOME I UNLOAD A TON OF PRODUCT AND TOTALLY FORGET TO PUT AWAY FROZEN FOOD. I LEFT IT ON THE STEPS. MY YOUNGEST COMES HOME 1 HOUR LATER AND SAYS , " WHY IS THERE CHICKEN WINGS ON THE STEPS  ? " I REPLY , " BECAUSE YOUR DAD IS AN IDIOT. CAN YOU PUT THEM IN THE UPSTAIRS FREEZER PLEASE. "

   HIT AND RUN - WHEELS PICKING UP OUR ELDEST AT COLLEGE AND IS ON WEST CHESTER PIKE ABOUT TO TURN ON TO GOSHEN ROAD. A YOUNG KID WITH FRIENDS BUMPS HER FROM BEHIND AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AND DOES CREATE SOME DAMAGE TO THE BUMPER. BELIEVE ME I LOVE HITTING WHEELS FROM BEHIND BUT IT USUALLY DOES NOT INVOLVE DEDUCTIBLES.  ANYWAY , WHEELS PULLS OVER IN A BANK PARKING LOT THINKING THE KID WOULD FOLLOW.  NOPE........HE SPED OFF PAST HER.  WHEELS CHASES HIM BUT THE KID GOT AWAY.  I WOULD OF CHASED THAT FUCKING KID LIKE THE MOTORCYCLE SCENE IN THE MOVIE " MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION ". I AM NOT SURE IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE FIXED ONLY BECAUSE OUR DEDUCTIBLE IS PROBABLY MORE EXPENSIVE THAT THE ACTUAL BILL TO FIX IT.

   I TRY TO TAKE A NAP LATE AFTERNOON. I DO CATCH SOME SLEEP WHICH IS NICE. THE PUP JOINS ME. SPEAKING OF THE PUP. I HEAR PETS GET THE FLU TOO WHICH MAKES SENSE I GUESS.

   OPEN MIC KINDA FLOPPED.  " BIG NIGHT " I WAS TOLD. I GAVE THIS KID A SHOT AND HE KEPT TELLING ME IT BE A " BIG NIGHT ".  I HAD ONE STRICT RULE.........NO ONE UNDER 21. HE ARRIVES WITH A DRUMMER WHO IS UNDER 21.  HE HAS 3 FRIENDS ARRIVE.....ALL UNDER 21......ALL GET KICKED OUT. I AM A LITTLE PISSED SO I POST A SIGN ON THE FRONT DOOR , " MUST BE 21 TO ENTER ".  MOM AND DAD SHOW UP WITH THE SISTER......WHO IS UNDER 21.  THEY ALL LEAVE WITHIN 30 MINUTES. YEP , NOT A GOOD NIGHT.  OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , A FRIEND SHOWS UP AFTER TO HELP THEM LOAD UP AND LEAVE. HE WAS UNDER 21.  THE HELPER WALKS TOWARDS OUR GATE FROM THE INSIDE LOT AREA. I SEE HIM ON THE MONITOR AND RUN LIKE A FAT ALBERT MIXED WITH USAIN BOLT.  I JUMP THROUGH THE POOL TABLE DOORS AND YELL , " DON'T TOUCH THAT GATE !! " JUST AS HE WAS 5 FEET AWAY.  I GET THE REMOTE AND THEY ALL LEAVE.  CRISIS AVERTED.

    KINDA COOL - THE DAD THAT CAME IN WAS A FORMER DOORMAN HERE.  HE MENTIONS DAVE " BIGS " M. WHO I AM A BIG FAN OF. " BIGS " WAS A FORMER OWNER AND WAS AT THE CLOSING WHEN WHEELS AND I BOUGHT THE NAIL. HE ASKS ME , " DID YOU BUY IT FROM DAVE ? " I REPLY , " WELL , TECHNICALLY I BOUGHT IT FROM MITCH VINOCHER BUT DAVE WAS AT THE SETTLEMENT SINCE MITCH OWED HIM MONEY. " THE GUY JUMPS FROM HIS BAR STOOL AND REPLIES EXUBERANTLY , " I FUCKING HATE MITCH !! DADDY BOUGHT HIM THE BAR AND IT WENT DOWN HILL FROM THERE. ONE TIME I WAS DOING THE DOOR AND A BUS LOAD OF VILLANOVA STUDENTS PULLED UP. I DID NOT ALLOW THEM IN. THEY TOLD ME THE OWNER MITCH SAID IT WAS OKAY. I TOLD THEM THEY WERE ALL UNDERAGE AND IF ONE OF THEM CAME IN I WILL CALL THE COPS MYSELF. "   I REPLIED , " WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK THE DOOR FOR ME ? "

     SMALL CRISIS #1 - I GET A CALL ON MY CELL PHONE ( WHICH I ANSWER ) AND IT IS OUR TRASH DISPOSAL COMPANY. HE TELLS ME THE DRIVER IS STUCK BEHIND THE NAIL BECAUSE THE GATE WON'T OPEN. I GIVE THE BOSS THE CODE FOR THE KEY PAD. I AM NOW WATCHING ON VIDEO SURVEILLANCE WHICH IS GOOD. ONE PROBLEM , THE DRIVER WALKS AROUND THE BUILDING AND TRIES TO USE THE CODE ON THE OUTSIDE KEY PAD WHICH DOESN'T WORK. I IMMEDIATELY CALL THE BOSS AND TELL HIM TO TELL THE DRIVER IT IS FOR THE INSIDE ONLY. THE GATE DOESN'T OPEN AND I CALL THE NEIGHBOR ( NO ANSWER )...........FUCKING HATE DOING THIS.  I SEE THE DRIVER WALK ON THE INSIDE NOW AND PRESSES IN THE CODE. THE GATE OPENS AND IT ENDS UP HIS BATTERIES WERE DEAD IN THE REMOTE. I CALL THE NEIGHBOR BACK ( HATE DOING THIS ) AND TELL HIM ALL IS WELL.

     SMALL CRISIS #2 - I ALLOW A RENTER WHO IS MY COUSIN TO GO INTO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE TONIGHT INSTEAD OF TOMORROW.  I GET  A CALL THAT THERE IS NO KEY IN THE LOCK BOX......FUCKING GREAT. I HAVE HER AND HER BOYFRIEND LOOK FOR A HIDE-A-KEY BUT THEY CAN NOT LOCATE IT. I CALL OUR CLEANER ( NO ANSWER ) AND THAN CALL THE LAST RENTER WHO GAVE US 2 PHONE NUMBERS ( NO ANSWER ). I AM GETTING PISSED NOW. LATER I DO GET A HOLD OF THE PREVIOUS RENTER AND OUR CLEANER.   THE CLEANER GETS THEM IN USING HER KEY AND MY COUSIN'S BOYFRIEND WILL HAVE DUPLICATES MADE UP DURING THEIR STAY.

    FLYERS GET ABSOLUTELY SMOKED BY THE BEST TEAM IN HOCKEY TAMPA BAY.  WE BEAT THEM IN DECEMBER BUT THE REVENGE GAME WASN'T EVEN CLOSE. WE LOSE 5 - 1 TO GO INTO THE ALL STAR BREAK. VORACEK WHO LEADS THE NHL IN ASSISTS DID NOT MAKE THE ALL-STAR TEAM.   HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE ?

    ROLL HOME AND HAVE SOME PEANUTS AND A CHOCOLATE BAR.  I HEAR CHOCOLATE HELPS YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN HAVING THE FLU......SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  I SLEEP GOOD AFTER TAKING AFRIN.  DON'T TAKE AFRIN ITS ADDICTING !!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD !!!! DON'T BE A DRUGGY !!!!

    NEXT MORNING BUT HAVE TO WRITE IT STORY 1 - MY ELDEST IS HOME FROM COLLEGE AND I AM LOVING IT.  WE ARE SIPPING GREEN TEA TOGETHER SINCE WE ARE BOTH SICK. I DECIDE TO TELL HER THE GOOD AND BADS OF HAVING DIARRHEA LIKE I WROTE ABOVE EARLIER. I ADDED A LITTLE MORE DETAIL ALONG WITH VISUAL JOKES OF ME WALKING WITH POOPY PANTS. THE KID STARTS ROARING LAUGHING AND TEARING UP EXACTLY LIKE I DO FOR WHEELS. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD.

   NEXT MORNING STORY 2 - MY ELDEST SAYS TO ME , " WHAT ?  WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME ? ( I DO THIS ALL THE TIME ) " I REPLY , I LOVE LOOKING AT YOU. YOU'RE LIKE A MODEL. I AM SO PROUD I MADE YOU. " SHE RESPONDS , " YEAH , I KNOW. BOTH MY SISTER AND I WERE BOTH " MADE " ON NEW YEARS EVE WHICH TOTALLY GROSSES ME OUT. "  ( SHE READ MY BIRTHDAY POST FOR WHEELS ON FACEBOOK AND I HAPPENED TO WRITE I BANGED WHEELS TWICE DURING OUR 29 YEAR MARRIAGE. BOTH ON NEW YEARS EVE. BOTH PRODUCING 2 KIDS. "

   NEXT MORNING STORY 3 - I SAY TO MY ELDEST AS I AM WRITING MY BLOG AT THE KITCHEN TABLE. , " I DON'T WANT YOU TO READ MY WEBSITE. " SHE REPLIES , " I KNOW. I READ IT ONCE AND IT IS TOTALLY GROSS. "

    FRIDAY        1 - 26 - 18

      WELP , I AM FULL BLOWN FLU MODE.  I TRIED GETTING A BARTENDER FOR TONIGHT BUT NO ONE COULD DO IT.  MAN DID I SUFFER THROUGH THE NIGHT.

      WHEELS HAS THE SAME EXPERIENCE WHEN SHOPPING AT GIANT.  SHE KEEP CROSSES PATHS WITH A DAD AND HIS DAUGHTER. EACH ISLE THEY MEET GOING DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.  THE FIRST ISLE MEET WAS THE KID SITTING IN THE CART. THE 2ND ISLE THE KID IS BEING CARRIED LIKE A FOOTBALL. THE 3RD ISLE WHEELS STARTED LAUGHING AS THE KID WAS BEING HELD UPSIDE DOWN.

     TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY MOST OF THE DAY.  KEPT THE FLUIDS AND MEDS GOING.

     BEER DELIVERY IN THE LATE MORNING. I MEET THE GUYS AND SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS THERE. THE THING IS NOT ALL 2 HOURS WERE STOCKING BEER.  I RE-WATCHED " MONK " SEASON FINALE. I ACTUALLY STARTED CRYING AT THE END WHEN HE FINDS OUT ABOUT HIS WIFE'S KILLER AND THAT HE HAS A DAUGHTER.  JESUS I WAS TEARING LIKE A BABY. MAN, I MISS THIS SHOW.

     STILL SAVORING ALL THE EAGLES TALK AND HOOPLA.  THIS AREA IS ABSOLUTELY UPSIDE DOWN OVER THIS TEAM.  HOW CAN YOU NOT BE AN ADVOCATE OF THIS TEAM WHILE LIVING IN THIS TOWN ??!!  IT IS SO FUN TO SEE LITTLE KIDS , 100'S OF FRIENDS , AND PEOPLE SOAKING IT IN. 

     SEVERAL STORES ARE DOING PROMOTIONS WITH PLAYERS VISITING THEM AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS.  2 STORES HAD 4+HOUR WAITS JUST TO MEET ONE PLAYER.  I REALLY LIKE TO TO KNOW DO OTHER TEAMS HAVE THIS KIND OF LOYALTY ??  4+ FRIGGIN HOURS !!! TO MEET ONE PLAYER FOR 15 SECONDS ??!!  THE LOVE FOR THIS TEAM IS OFF THE CHARTS.  A FRIEND OF MINE WROTE ON FACEBOOK , " GEE , CAN WE JUST PLAY THIS GAME ALREADY ??!! ".  MY VIEW IS I DO NOT WANT TO PLAY IT RIGHT NOW. I WANT THE FULL 2 WEEKS.  IT IS SO RARE FOR US TO ENJOY THESE PRECIOUS MOMENTS AS A FAN BASE. WE ALL SO WANT THIS SEASON TO END ON A WIN.

    RETURN HOME TO JUST CHILL AGAIN.  I AM LOSING ENERGY REAL FAST.

    HEAD TO THE NAIL TO RE-OPEN AND BARTEND.  IT WAS A SLOW NIGHT AND THAT MADE IT WORSE. I HAD THE CHILLS , SLIGHT COUGH , AND THAN I STARTED GETTING FEVERISH.  BY 1AM I ASKED EVERYONE TO LEAVE. I WAS FEELING THAT BAD.

    I HEAD HOME WITH THE CHILLS. I TAKE SOME MEDS AND CLIMB IN BED UNDER 2 COMFORTERS.  MY EYES HURT AND MANY TIMES DURING THE NIGHT I REMOVED MY GLASSES TO RUB MY EYES AND REMOVED MY BASEBALL CAP TO LET HEAT ESCAPE FROM MY FAT HEAD.  IT FELT SO GOOD TO BE UNDER THE COVERS. AT THE NAIL I TEXTED WHEELS , " CAN YOU BE IN MY BED NAKED WHEN I GET HOME ? " SHE TEXTED BACK , " AIN'T HAPPENING. NELLIE WILL BE WAITING."  I SLEPT VERY GOOD.

    SATURDAY          1 - 27 - 18

     WELP , FIGHTING THIS COLD / FLU THING. MY 3RD DAY AND FEELING BETTER. THERE ARE STILL SIGNS OF LINGERING SYMPTOMS BUT I WILL FORGE ON.

     I DECIDED TO CANCEL GOING TO A COUSINS PRIVATE PARTY WITH A PRIVATE CHEF THAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR 4 MONTHS. 4.........F'N.........MONTHS. I DROPPED OFF WHEELS AT A COUSIN'S HOUSE AND LATER PICKED HER UP AT ANOTHER COUSIN'S HOUSE FOR A RIDE HOME.  SHE TOLD ME EVERYTHING WAS FUN IN CENTER CITY , IN AN APARTMENT , ON THE 21ST FLOOR , OVER LOOKING THE CITY.  I WAS TOTALLY BUMMING I MISSED THIS.

    AS A JOKE AND A LITTLE SERIOUS I PUT A WHITE MASK ON. I HAD WHEELS TAKE A PICTURE OF ME AND I POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK TELLING HOW I MISSED THE PRIVATE PARTY.  ALOT OF COUSINS AND MY BROTHER RESPONDED..........MOST SAYING " GET WELL " SOME SAYING I WAS FAKING. IT WAS NICE AND PRETTY FUNNY.  WHEN DROPPING OFF WHEELS I MADE JOKES AS MY COUSIN SAW ME WITH A MASK.  I YELLED , " I DECIDED TO GO AND WILL JUST WEAR THIS MASK ALL NIGHT. " THEY LOOKED AT ME LIKE " OH NO YOUR NOT ". AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I PICKED WHEELS UP AT ANOTHER COUSIN'S HOUSE AND TRIED TO HUG HIM WITH A MASK ON. HE RAN AWAY.

   TOOK A SHORT NAP AND SLEEPING SEEMS TO BE HELPING BIG TIME. I ALWAYS FEEL MUCH BETTER BUT AS THE DAY GOES ON SYMPTOMS COME BACK.

    TOOK A LONG WARM JACUZZI. THIS HELPED THE BONES AND MUSCLES.  ALMOST TOO MUCH ACTUALLY.  I FELT SLUGGISH AS I GOT OUT AND INTO THE SHOWER.

    ROLL TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  SINCE I WASN'T GOING TO A PRIVATE DINNER PARTY WE PLANNED FOR 4 MONTHS I STAYED AT THE NAIL FOR A LITTLE BIT.  I GOT THE 1ST BAND LOADED IN BUT DECIDED TO ROLL HOME TO NOT SPREAD THE GERMS. IT WAS NICE TALKING TO OUR BARTENDER WHO TOLD ME SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS ABOUT EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING SHE GOT........REALLY HAPPY FOR HER.

   WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " THE PUNISHER " WHICH WAS GOOD. I ALSO WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF " THE RANCH " WHICH WAS GOOD.  I AM ONLY IN SEASON 1 AND I MADE A MISTAKE. I GOOGLED THE SHOW TO SEE HOW MANY SEASONS IT IS AND FOUND OUT ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS GOT KICKED OFF THE SHOW FOR SEXUALLY HARASSING 4 GIRLS 18 YEARS AGO......UNBELIEVABLE WITH THIS SHIT.

   SCOTT BAIO........ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY HARASSING A GIRL WHILE SHOOTING HIS SHOW " CHARLES IN CHARGE ".

   I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT PRETTY TIRED. LATE NIGHT I ASK MY ELDEST TO PICK UP WHEELS. THE KID WAS TOO TIRED AND NOT FEELING GOOD......................WHEN SHE GOT BACK FROM " CHILI'S " RESTAURANT WITH FRIENDS.  I GOT WHEELS AND GLAD TO DO IT.  I ALSO GOT TO TALK TO MY COUSIN WHICH WAS NICE.

   HAD A DREAM WAYNE MOVIE THEATRE BURNED DOWN. I HEAR THEIR LEASE IS UP AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND MAY NOT RE-NEW IT. WE WILL SEE.

   I THINK I NEED TO GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE FOR AWHILE.  I KNOW A VERY GOOD PLACE..........HMMMMM.

      SUNDAY      1 - 28 - 18

    SAVOR THESE DAYS BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE HAVE HOPE. AS ANDY DUFRESNE ONCE SAID , " HOPE IS A GOOD THING. "  GO EAGLES !!

     IF YOU SAY YOU WILL DO SOMETHING AND THAN DON'T DO IT AND MAKE AN EXCUSE..................IT TELLS ME ALOT ABOUT YOU.  ESPECIALLY IF YOUR FAMILY AND I DID SOMETHING REALLY NICE FOR YOU......REALLY NICE.

     STILL FIGHTING THE REMNANTS OF THE FLU I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. 

     STOP AT D.M.I. FOR SOME PRODUCT I MAY NEED. A NEW FEMALE WORKER IS VERY EXUBERANT TO SAY THE LEAST.  FOUND OUT A WORKER I KNEW RETIRED. HE WAS AN ANGRY GUY BUT I LIKED HIM.

     STOP AT A GAS STATION TO FILL UP.  AN OLD LADY PULLS UP BEHIND ME 3 INCHES FROM MY BUMPER. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.

     STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO PICK UP A 40' LADDER. THEY HAVE AN EXTREMELY ANGRY NEIGHBOR WHO HATES HER LIFE AND FAMILY. THE RUNNING JOKE IS SHE STARES OUT THE WINDOW WHEN SOMEONE PULLS UP THE DRIVEWAY. THAN , 15 SECONDS LATER SHE RUNS OUTSIDE TO GET IN HER CAR AND PRETENDS SHE HAS SOME WHERE TO GO.  THIS HAS HAPPENED OVER 100 TIMES WHERE IT IS A FULL BLOWN JOKE NOW. WELL , I AM PARKED FOR 30 SECONDS AND BEGIN LOADING A LADDER ON TOP OF MY VAN. IT WILL ONLY TAKE MINUTES BUT SHE BEGINS LAYING ON HER HORN FOR ME TO MOVE.  I LAY ON MY HORN TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY PARENTS. IT WAS PRETTY COMICAL. I WONDER WHERE SHE WAS GOING IN HER SLIPPERS ?

     I WAS THINKING ABOUT TAKING A RIDE. 1 - WAS TO FIX A FLYING SQUIRREL HABITANT AND 2 - WAS TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE SO I DO NOT GET ANYONE ELSE SICK.  I END UP NEEDING TO GO BECAUSE 2 KEYS WERE LOST TO OUR PROPERTY........HOUSE AND HIDE-A-KEY.  I WAS PROMISED BY A FAMILY MEMBER THEY GET KEYS MADE BUT THAT FELL THROUGH. SO , NOW I AM 100% GOING UP.  I LEFT WITHIN 2 HOURS.

    MAKE GOOD TIME AND UNLOAD. WEATHER IS NICE BUT IS GOING TO GET COLDER EACH DAY. FORGOT MY WINTER JACKET WHICH WAS INCHES FROM THE BACK DOOR.

    DO SOME LITTLE PUNCH LIST STUFF LIKE CLOSING WINDOWS , LOCKING WINDOWS , PICKING UP ALOT OF CIGARETTE BUTTS , TURNING ON OUTSIDE DECK LIGHTS , LOCKING UPPER DEAD BOLT , AND SETTING THE ALARM. ALL THIS WAS NOT DONE WHEN I ARRIVED.

   CHILL WITH THE PUP AND WATCH SOME TV.  SIXERS LOSE TO AN ASSHOLE PLAYER.  I ALSO WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF " MONK ".

   TEXT MY ELDEST THAT I FOUND A CABLE BOX FOR HER DORM ROOM. SHE TOLD ME SHOULD COULDN'T TEXT BECAUSE SHE IS AT THE MOVIE THEATRE. I TEXTED BACK , " ON CAMPUS ?? ".  SHE RESPONDED , " NO , AT KING OF PRUSSIA. " GOOD TO SEE SHE IS FEELING BETTER.

   I SLEPT GOD AWFUL.

    MONDAY     1 - 29 - 18

    MAN I'M GETTING TOO FAT FOR THIS.  YOU WANT A DAY ?.............I'LL GIVE YOU ONE.

    ( TUESDAY ) WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING I THOUGHT IT WAS WEDNESDAY. IN A GROUP EMAIL I EVEN WROTE SORRY IT WAS ONE DAY LATE. I LITERALLY CHECKED MY PHONE TO SEE WHAT DAY IT WAS.

    ( TUESDAY ) - WEATHER FORECASTERS SAID SNOW WAS ARRIVING AT 7AM.  THEY WERE RIGHT ON THE MONEY. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS I AM NOT DONE WITH MY TOOLS AND LADDER SO LOADING THEM BEFORE THE SNOW WAS NOT HAPPENING. IT DOES LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

   OKAY , MONDAY'S EVENTS...............I ACTUALLY PETTED MY HOUSE AND SAID I WAS PROUD OF HER.  NOW , HERE ARE THE UNBELIEVABLE POSITIONS I PUT MY FAT BODY IN.

   OH , BEFORE I WRITE ABOUT MY MONDAY EVENTS OUR WEBSITE COUNTER HIT 1700 IN A 12 HOUR CYCLE. THIS IS THE MOST I CAN REMEMBER. MAN , THERE IS A SHIT LOAD OF " IN THE CLOSET " READERS. THIS IS A GOOD THING AND I THANK YOU. I DON'T MIND IF YOU COME OUT OR NOT.

   6 STRAIGHT DAYS MY FOOTBALL APP FEED SHOWS PATRIOT ADS. TODAY I SAW AN EAGLES ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS WAS FINALLY GOOD TO SEE. TOMORROW IT WOULD BE BACK TO PATRIOTS. I DID NOT KNOW THEY HAD THEIR OWN FRIGGIN' PLANE.

    COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF MY YOUNGEST WINNING HER ART WORK AT HER SCHOOL. SHE WILL REPRESENT HER SCHOOL LATER THIS WEEK.  I TALKED TO THE KID FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES CONGRATULATING HER AND I ALSO POSTED HER ART ON FACEBOOK.  A SHIT LOAD OF FAMILY RESPONDED WITHIN 15 MINUTES. THE ART IS AN EXTREMELY DETAILED PINE CONE AND DRY LOTUS FLOWER. IT IS F'N AMAZING.

    SO , GET READY TO SHAKE YOUR HEAD ON VISUALS ON THE PUNCH LIST STUFF TODAY :

   - I REPLACED THE 2 LOST KEYS. THOUGH I WAS PROMISED FROM A FAMILY RENTER THEY WOULD DO IT. THEY FELT IT WAS NOT THEIR PROBLEM FOR A PAST RENTERS ACTIONS OF LOSING THE KEY.  HMMMMMMM........SO IF YOU LOSE OR FORGET SOMETHING AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE YOU DON'T WANT ANY ONE TO HELP YOU RECOVER IT ?  I BET THAT COMES FULL CIRCLE.......AND IT DID. HOW INTERESTING KARMA IS WHEN I GOT 3 TEXTS ABOUT STUFF THEY FORGOT.  NOW I FEEL IT IS NOT MY PROBLEM TO HELP FIND THEIR STUFF.........." LOL ". EVERY TEXT ENDED IN " LOL ". I DID NOT FIND MYSELF " LAUGHING AT LOUD " AT ANY OF THIS.  ACTUALLY , I WILL RELOCATE THE HIDE-A-KEY AGAIN AND CHANGE ALL CODES BUT THAT WILL BE DONE TOMORROW.

   - MY MAIN PROJECT WAS A LITTLE THING BUT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A BIG PROBLEM.........A FLYING SQUIRREL.  LAST TIME I WAS HERE I TRIED A LOUD RADIO IN THE ATTIC AND THREW SOAKED VINEGAR RAGS TO DIFFERENT PLACES IN THE ATTIC TO " SMELL " THE CRITTER OUT. THIS DID NOT WORK FOR ALL MY RAGS HAD POOP ON THEM.  YES , THE FLYING SQUIRREL USED MY SMELLY RAGS AS TOILET PAPER. ROUND 2 IS TODAY.

   - MY FIRST PROBLEM - LAST TIME I COULD NOT ACCESS THE ATTIC THROUGH A CEILING ENTRANCE PANEL.  THE HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1993 SO I WAS ALOT SKINNIER THAN.  I WAS TOO FAT TO GET THROUGH SO I BROUGHT UP ALL KINDS OF MATERIALS AND TOOLS TO MAKE A LARGER OPENING. THIS IS A GOOD SIZE PROJECT ON ITS OWN.  BUT.......I CAUGHT A BREAK.

   - I SET UP A 100 TOOLS , A TARP , AND REMOVE EVERYTHING FROM THE CLOSET THAT HAS THE ACCESS PANEL TO THE ATTIC.  AFTER EVERYTHING WAS REMOVED I SET UP A LADDER AND CLIMBED UP IT. TO MY SURPRISE I COULD FIT THROUGH THE SMALL OPENING. I WAS TEXTING WHEELS MY UPDATES ALL DAY. THIS WAS A HUGE HURDLE AND THE REASON I SQUEEZED THROUGH IS BECAUSE I LOST 15 POUNDS.

   - OKAY , NOW I MUST BRING TOOLS UP INTO THE ATTIC ALONG WITH EXPANDING FOAM , METAL SCREENING , A BIGGER RADIO , AND PEANUT BUTTER. THIS IS WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING. I ALSO MUST SAY IT ABSOLUTELY BLOWS ASS WORKING BY YOURSELF. IMAGINE MY FATNESS GOING UP AND DOWN A LADDER AND THROUGH A HOLE THE SIZE OF A SMALL PILLOW 10 TIMES. I WAS SO PISSED MY DOG DIDN'T HAVE HANDS TO HELP.....LOVE HER.

    - WITH EVERYTHING UP IN THE ATTIC INCLUDING MYSELF IT WAS TIME TO ATTACK EACH PROBLEM I COULD SEE......AND THE MAIN ONE WAS ACKNOWLEDGED RIGHT AWAY.  I HAVE TUBES LAYING ACROSS THE FRAMING AND INSULATION.  THESE ARE THE VENTS FOR THE UPSTAIRS BATHROOMS. I NOTICE ONE HAD UNHINGED ITSELF FROM A WALL LEADING OUTSIDE. I CRAWL AND KNEEL MY WAY TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE TO REATTACH THE TUBE TO AN OUTSIDE LOUVERED VENT.  I GRAB THE TUBE AND OUT COMES MY FLYING SQUIRREL FRIEND. HE GOES RIGHT THROUGH THE VENT LEADING OUTSIDE. I JUST GIGGLE AND SHAKE MY HEAD.   USING SNIPS I CUT CIRCLE METAL SCREENING AND SECURE THEM IN THE VENT HOLE. I THAN USE SPRAY EXPANDING FOAM AROUND THE EDGES AND RE-SECURE THE TUBING TO IT. ONE ENTRANCE BLOCKED.

    - NEXT THING IS PAINFUL.  SITTING IN THE ATTIC I CAN SEE DAY LIGHT AT THE EDGES. THIS IS WHERE THE ROOF TAPERS DOWN ALL THE WAY. IT IS RIGHT WHERE THE GUTTERS ARE IF LOOKING FROM THE OUTSIDE.  NOW , WHAT I LIKE TO DO IS USE EXPANDING FOAM WHICH IS TOXIC IF LICKED OR EATEN ON THOSE 1/2" OPEN AREAS I SEE. BUT HOW DOES AN ELEPHANT LIKE ME GET TO THEM ?.....BY SLITHERING.  YES , ON MY BELLY I SLID TOWARDS EACH 16 INCH CAVITY. IF IT WAS NOT FOR MY LONG ARMS , MY HIPPITY HOP HORSE BELLY , AND THE 10 INCH STRAW ON THE END OF THE CAN I WOULD NOT OF BEEN ABLE TO REACH AND FILL THOSE GAPS. ONE BY ONE I FOAMED THEM. ONE.......BY.........FRIGGIN......ONE. THE SWEAT POURED AND MY BODY ITCHED FROM THE INSULATION.

    - EVERY RAFTER WAS IN THE WAY. THE HOUSE WAS BUILT ON 16 INCH STUDS SO EVERY TIME I FINISH ONE CAVITY I HAD TO SLIDE OVER TO THE NEXT. I NEEDED MY HANDS TO MOVE SO I THREW THE SPRAY FOAM CAN AND FLASH LIGHT AHEAD OF ME. REMEMBER THE ROOF WITH NAILS POINTING DOWN IS INCHES FROM MY HEAD. ANYWAY I WOULD CATCH UP AND GET THE FLASHLIGHT AND SPRAY. THIS WAS A PAINFUL TASK OF 90 MINUTES. IMAGINE THE WHOLE HOUSE I SEALED 16 INCHES AT A TIME. I WISH THIS ON NO ONE.

    - CRAWLING ON A SINGLE BOARD DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATTIC WAS ALSO PAINFUL ON MY KNEES. I SHOULD OF BROUGHT KNEE PADS BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.  OH I DID FIND A SKELETAL REMAINS OF A FLYING SQUIRREL.  IT WAS KINDA COOL ACTUALLY. IT LOOKED PREHISTORIC. 

    - I WORK MY WAY AROUND AND I AM EXHAUSTED. THE ONLY THING HELPING ME IS THE COLD WEATHER.  THE ATTIC IS A NICE 68 DEGREES. IF IT WAS SUMMER TIME THIS PROJECT COULD NOT BE DONE.

    - I SET UP MOUSE TRAPS IN THE ATTIC TOO. PEANUT BUTTER WILL BE MY LURE. I ALSO RUN AN EXTENSION CORD TO THE ATTIC FOR MY LARGE RADIO. I WILL BLAST ROCK MUSIC 24/7 AS LONG AS I AM HERE.  I GATHER ALL MY TOOLS AND RAGS THAT WERE UP THERE FROM LAST TIME AND HEAD DOWN. I AM STILL TEXTING WHEELS UPDATES.

    - OKAY , THE INSIDE ATTIC IS DONE BUT I HAD TO DO THE OUTSIDE TOO. THIS IS WHERE THE 40 FOOT LADDER I BROUGHT UP COMES IN TO PLAY. LET ME TELL YOU MOVING A LARGE LADDER IS NO EASY TASK.  GOING AROUND THE POWER LINE BY THE CORNER OF OUR HOUSE WAS THE HARDEST. WHEN MANEUVERING THE LADDER INTO THE CORNER WHERE I AM ABOUT 20 INCHES FROM THE POWER LINE I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " IF THIS LADDER MOVES AND TOUCHES THAT ELECTRICAL LINE I HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN........JUMP AWAY TO THE LOWER ROOF. "

    - AT THE TOP CORNER OF THE HOUSE I SEE WHERE THE FLYING SQUIRREL CAN ENTER. HE CHEWED AWAY METAL FLASHING ABOVE THE GUTTER AND BELOW THE ROOF LINE.  I CUT METAL SCREENING AGAIN AND USED SPRAY EXPANDING FOAM UNDER THE ROOF EDGE LIKE I DID IN THE ATTIC. I WAS ATTACKING IT FROM BOTH SIDES.  THIS WAS ANOTHER MAIN ENTRANCE THAT IS NOW SEALED.

     - FOOT BY FOOT I MOVED THE MONSTER LADDER AROUND THE HOUSE USING SCREENING AND SPRAY FOAM.  I ALSO REMOVED ANY STICKS OR LEAVES IN THE GUTTERS.  CARRYING THE LADDER AROUND TREES AND THE DECK WAS NO PICNIC.  WHEN CARRYING LARGE LADDERS YOU KEEP THEM IN THE UPRIGHT POSITION.  SO , IMAGINE MOVING SOMETHING 20 FEET HIGH THAT WEIGHS A COUPLE HUNDRED POUNDS.  I HIT EVERY TREE BRANCH AND CURSED EVERY WORD IN THE BOOK.

     - BY THE TIME I DID A FULL CIRCLE OF THE HOUSE A FOOT AT A TIME I HAD NOTHING LEFT. MY TASK WAS OVER. DO I FEEL IT WILL WORK ?.....PROBABLY NOT. THESE FLYING SQUIRRELS CAN GET THROUGH ANY OPENING THE SIZE OF A NICKEL.  WE WILL SEE I GUESS.

     - THE INSTRUCTIONS SAID TO WEAR GLOVES AND GOGGLES WHEN WORKING WITH EXPANDING FOAM.....I DIDN'T. THIS SHIT WAS ALL OVER MY HANDS AND A SPOT ON MY GLASSES.  I USED WD40 WHICH GOT OFF ABOUT 70%. A LONG HOT SHOWER ANOTHER 10%.  OH , SHAVING WAS FUN WITH A TOTALLY USED RAZOR.  I GOT OUT OF THE SHOWER AND STILL HAD A 5 O'CLOCK SHADOW.  THE SHOWER DID FEEL WONDERFUL.

   I WANTED A TREAT FOR DINNER. I ORDER CHICKEN RANCH PIZZA WHICH IS OUR FAVORITE UP HERE AND A CHICKEN PARM ENTREE. I EVEN USED A $5 COUPON.  I SHOULD GET 3 MEALS OUT OF IT FOR $28.

    TAKE A RIDE TO GET THE FOOD. IT WAS NICE JUST TO GET OUT.  I DROPPED OFF SOME TRASH AND TOOK SOME IBUPROFEN FOR MY NOW BACK PAIN. YEP , THE LADDER CAUGHT UP TO ME.

     BACK HOME I ENJOY 2 SLICES OF PIZZA AND A SMALL PLATE OF CHICKEN PARM & PASTA. I HAD A GLASS OF WINE TOO.

     I SET-UP THE Wii WHICH WAS AN EXCELLENT IDEA TO BRING. I CAN NOW ACCESS NETFLIX. I MAKE MY NON-ALCOHOLIC MIMOSAS.......ORANGE JUICE AND LIME FLAVORED SODA WATER. I AM STILL TRYING TO PUMP ORANGE JUICE INTO ME BECAUSE I FEEL SOME LINGERING OF THE FLU.

    I PLAY SOME GAMES ON THE COMPUTER ALONG WITH FACEBOOKING BUT MOSTLY WATCH TV TO WIND DOWN. IT WAS A VERY LONG DAY. I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " THE PUNISHER " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT AND AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD. I ONLY GAVE THIS SHOW A CHANCE BECAUSE A SMOKING HOT ASIAN GIRL WAS ON THE NETFLIX COVER. ENDS UP SHE IS A BAD ASS ASSASSIN THAT WEARS BIKINIS. ENDS UP THE SHOW WAS GOOD TOO.  I ALSO WATCHED 5 EPISODES OF " THE RANCH " WHICH WERE GOOD. I LIKE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE ONLY 25 MINUTES LONG.

   MET WITH OUR CLEANER TO PAY HER AND GIVE HER THE KEY BACK THAT SHE WAS SO NICE ENOUGH TO HELP OUT RENTERS AT 11PM AT NIGHT WHO I ALLOWED TO COME A DAY EARLY FOR FREE. THE CLEANER WAS VERY COOL.

    OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT DECENT. I COULD BARELY HEAR THE RADIO BLASTING IN THE ATTIC.

      ONE LAST STORY : AS I AM MOVING THE 40' LADDER AROUND THE TOP OF THE HOUSE I PAUSED ONE TIME TO CATCH MY BREATH.  AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER I LAID MY HAND ACROSS THE GUTTER AND ONTO THE SHINGLED ROOF. I PETTED THE ROOF AND THANKED THE HOUSE FOR BEING SO GOOD TO ME. I TOLD HER , " I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE JOY YOU BRING TO US. I WILL ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF YOU. "  I CLIMB DOWN THE LADDER AND 3 DEER ARE LOOKING AT ME. ONE IS REDDISH IN COLOR. I THOUGHT IT WAS A BUCK AT FIRST. ANYWAY , ALL 3 DEER JUST STARED AT ME. AFTER 2 MINUTES , I MOVED THE LADDER AND I KNEW THE DEER WERE THINKING , " DID YOU JUST SEE THAT GUY PET HIS HOUSE ? MAN , HE MUST BE DELIRIOUS........WHO WANTS TO BET HE FALLS ? "

    TUESDAY         1 - 30 - 18

   FOR THE FIRST TIME I FELT I WOULD OF SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT BUT ONE THING WOKE ME UP 3 DIFFERENT TIMES.......MY LOVING PUP. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. I WENT TO BED AT MIDNIGHT AND FELL ASLEEP QUITE QUICKLY. AT 3AM I HEAR , " ARRUUUMMM..........ARRUUUUMMM. " IT WAS THE PUP RIGHT AT MY BED. I LET HER OUT.   BACK IN BED I FALL ASLEEP AGAIN. THIS IS HUGE. AT 5:30AM THE PUP GROANS AGAIN.  I LET HER OUT.  FOR A 3RD TIME I GO BACK TO SLEEP THINKING IF I CAN FALL ASLEEP JUST ONE MORE TIME THAT BE A GOOD THING........I DID.  BUT AWOKEN AGAIN AT 8AM. I JUST THOUGHT IF THE PUP DID NOT WAKE ME THAT COULD OF BEEN THE 1ST TIME I EVER SLEEPING 8 STRAIGHT HOURS.  OH , I THINK THE DOG MAY HAVE DIARRHEA.

   PROJECTS FOR THE DAY :

   - SOME KITCHEN DRAWERS LOOK ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE ON THE BOTTOMS. I PICKED 2 DRAWERS AND A CABINET THAT HOLDS A TRASH CAN.  AFTER CLEANING ALL CABINETS WITH A WET/DRY VAC I PAINTED THE THREE I PICKED. THEY CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

   - STRAIGHTENED THE MUD ROOM.  CRAP ALL OVER IS NOW TRASHED OR ORGANIZED.

   - MADE A DOOR STOP FOR OUR YOUNGEST. SINCE I HAD A POWER MITER INSIDE I QUICKLY MADE A WOOD DOOR STOP.

   - 2 HEATERS WERE NOT WORKING.  I HAD 2 FIXES FOR THEM. ONE - BUY NEW ONES AND TWO - SEE IF THERE IS A " FEED " THAT IS INTERRUPTING ELECTRICAL FLOW TO THE UNITS.  I REMEMBER WHEN I BUILT THE HOUSE I PIGGY BACKED NO MORE THAN 3 ELECTRIC BASE BOARD HEATERS AT A TIME. IF THE 1ST ONE WAS NOT TURNED ON THAN THE OTHER 2 WOULD NOT WORK. I TOOK APART THE 2 NON WORKING HEATERS AND FOUND THERE WAS ELECTRIC THERE.  BUT IT SEEMED NOT ENOUGH CURRENT. SO I TURNED ON A HEATER IN THE GAME ROOM AND THIS SURGED THE 2 THAT WERE NOT WORKING.  I FOUND THE PROBLEM. I LABELED THE 2 HEATERS FOR RENTERS TO SHOW THEM HOW TO MAKE THEM HOT. 

   - SECURITY SYSTEM HAS MAJOR PROBLEM. I REALLY FEEL SOMEONE MESSED WITH THIS. BUT I WILL PUT MY SUSPICIONS ASIDE AND FIX THIS PROBLEM.  LUCKILY I CALLED A FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS AN INSTALLER FOR SECURITY SYSTEMS.  OF COURSE AFTER 2 HOURS HE NEVER SAW A PROBLEM LIKE THIS.  WE WERE ON THE PHONE FOR ALMOST 2 HOURS. WE WOULD FOLLOW MANUAL INSTRUCTIONS , YOU-TUBE VIDEOS , GOOGLE , AND HIS KNOWLEDGE BUT WE WERE NOT SEEING THE SCREENS WE WANTED.  FINALLY HE SAYS HE WANTS TO DO MORE RESEARCH AND I WILL DO THE SAME.  WE DECIDE TO TALK TOMORROW.  BUT HE CALLS BACK IN 5 MINUTES AND SAYS  LETS TRY ONE MORE THING. POWER DOWN BOTH AC OUTLET AND BATTERY BACK-UP. OF COURSE THE BATTERY CLIP WOULD NOT MOVE FROM THE MOTHER BOARD. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I DID NOT WANT TO BREAK THIS SO I CLIPPED A WIRE AND REATTACHED IT.  WE CHECK THE SYSTEM AFTER IT RE-BOOTS. IN SECONDS EVERY THING POWERS UP AND WE FIX ALL THE PROBLEMS WE HAD AND MORE........HUGE SCORE HERE.

   I WAS SO HAPPY THE SECURITY SYSTEM WAS FIXED AND WORKING PROPERLY NOW.  WE HAD TO USE BYPASSES AND SIGNAGE ON OUR WALL FOR RENTERS TO FOLLOW. THIS IS ALL GONE NOW......LOVE IT.

   MAKE SOME BREAKFAST OF EGGS AND CHEESE ALONG WITH ORANGE JUICE.

   CONTINUE MY DAY DOING LITTLE THINGS. I AM GLAD I DID ALL THE OUTSIDE STUFF BECAUSE 2 INCHES OF SNOW DID ARRIVE. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. I TOOK SOME PICTURES OF DEER AND POSTED MY STORY ABOUT ME PETTING OUR HOUSE ON FACEBOOK.

  SPEAKING OF FACEBOOK......OVER A 100 FAMILY MEMBERS SAW OUR YOUNGEST ARTWORK VIA FACEBOOK.  THE KID WON THE REGIONAL FINAL AND WHEELS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WENT TO D.C.C.C WERE THE ART WAS DISPLAYED AND AWARDS WERE GIVEN OUT.  SHE SENT ME 2 WONDERFUL PICTURES OF OUR KID IN FRONT OF HER ARTWORK HANGING ON A WALL AND ANOTHER PICTURE WITH MY MOM IN IT. A BUNCH OF THEM WENT OUT TO DINNER AFTERWARDS TO CELEBRATE. I REALLY BUMMED OUT MISSING THIS.  THE GOOD THING IS THE ARTWORK IS BEING DISPLAYED THROUGH THE WEEKEND SO I WILL GO THAN.

    I SETTLE IN FOR THE NIGHT.  RE-HEATED SOME CHICKEN PARM , SPAGHETTI , AND PIZZA. I WATCHED A TON MORE EPISODES OF " THE RANCH ".  IT IS THE NUMBER ONE SHOW FOR " BINGE WATCHING ". MORE THAN " STRANGER THINGS " AND " BREAKING BAD ". ANYWAY , THE EPISODES ARE REALLY GOOD AND THE CAST OF " THAT 70'S SHOW " BROUGHT ANOTHER FORMER CHARACTER IN......." FEZ ".

    I ALSO WATCHED TRUMP'S STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH. I AM NOT A TRUMP FAN BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS A POSITIVE SPEECH. IT WAS GOOD NOT HEAR HIM SAY THE NAME " HILLARY ".  I DID NOT SEE MUCH BADGERING ON SOCIAL MEDIA THE NEXT DAY AND MOST NEWS STATIONS POLLS WERE GENUINELY OKAY WITH HIS SPEECH. THE ONLY THING I FOUND ENTERTAINING WAS THE LEFT SIDE CHEERED AND APPLAUDED WHILE THE RIGHT SIDE SAT ON THEIR HANDS.  STANDING OVATIONS AND CLAPPING EVERY 5 MINUTES ON ONE SIDE WHILE THE OTHER SIDE SULKED.  MAN , ARE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS THAT FAR APART FROM EACH OTHER ?

     WEDNESDAY        1 - 31 - 18

    A DAY OF SEMI-REST IS WELL DESERVED AFTER SLITHERING AROUND IN AN ATTIC.

    START MORNING BY CHANGING A LOCK BOX CODE. I AM STILL SUSPICIOUS OF HOW ALL THIS WENT DOWN.  I AM FEELING BETTER THAT BOTH LOCK BOX AND SECURITY SYSTEM ARE UPDATED AND WORKING PROPERLY.

    STARTED MY VAN TO HEAT UP AND BROOMED OFF ALL SNOW.  AS THE VAN WAS WARMING I CHANGED THE LOCK BOX CODE AND SHOVELED THE 2 STEP AREAS.  I ALSO PLAYED WITH THE PUP ALITTLE.

    DECIDED TO TOUCH UP PAINT SOME AREAS OF THE HOUSE AND PAINT A DOOR STOP I MADE FOR MY YOUNGEST.

    STARTED THE " LEAVING PROCESS " BY CLEANING ALL 3 BATHROOMS , WOOD STOVE AREA , FOYER TILE , AND MUDROOM. I ALSO CLEANED OUT THE WOOD STOVE OF ALL ASHES.

    USING A WHITE STONE I LABELED THE OUTSIDE METAL TRASHCAN " ASHES ". RENTERS PREFER TO JUST THROW THEM OVER THE DECK INSTEAD OF TAKING A 5 SECOND WALK TO THE METAL CAN.

    RE-ARRANGED SOME LAMPS BACK TO WHERE WHEELS AND I LIKE THEM. RENTERS MOVE THEM ALL THE TIME.  WHEN I GET HERE I IMAGINE THERE IS NO RENTERS AND JUST MAGIC ELVES MOVING AND BREAKING STUFF.

    THE HOUSE LOOKS REALLY GOOD. I AM GLAD I CAME UP TO FRESHEN THINGS AND FIX STUFF.  THE CHANCES OF ME GETTING THAT FLYING SQUIRREL EVICTED IS ABOUT 25% AS I SEE AT IT.  ANYTHING THAT CAN SQUEEZE THROUGH A HOLE THE SIZE OF A NICKEL DEFINITELY IS THE FAVORITE. THE ONLY THING I HAVE IN MY FAVOR IS MY BOOM BOX BLARING ROCK MUSIC IN THE ATTIC FOR 5 STRAIGHT DAYS.  THIS HAS TO FREAK THE RODENT OUT , GIVE HIM A HEART ATTACK , OR HE CALLS HIS FRIENDS AND HAS A ROCK PARTY.

    EGGS AND CHEESE FOR BREAKFAST , OATMEAL FOR LUNCH , AND PIZZA & CHICKEN PARM FOR DINNER. I GOT 3 MEALS OUT OF THE DINNER.

    FINISH THE BOX WINE WITH 2 1/2 SMALL GLASSES LEFT. I WATCHED TV FROM 5:30PM TO MIDNIGHT. THIS WAS NICE JUST TO WIND DOWN. I WATCHED THE 76ERS LOSE TO A BAD TEAM , WATCHED THE FLYERS BLOW A 2 GOAL LEAD TO A GOOD TEAM , WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF NIKITA ( VERY GOOD ) , WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF THE PUNISHER ( EXCELLENT ) , AND WATCHED 3 EPISODES OF THE RANCH ( GOOD ).

   OFF TO BED AT MIDNIGHT. I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL " OH NELLIE " WOKE ME UP AT 5AM GROANING. I WAS AWAKENED AGAIN WHEN THE HOUSE PHONE RANG  AROUND 7AM.  I FINALLY GOT UP AT 7:15AM. 

   TODAY WAS VERY NICE. I ENJOYED THE " ME " TIME ALONG WITH THE PUP.  BUT , I AM MORE THAN READY TO GET HOME.

    THURSDAY       2 - 1 - 18

    I SURE DON'T MISS THE SUGAR HEADACHES.......UGH.

    SLEPT OKAY AT BEST. THIS MORNING I CONCENTRATED ON CLEANING AND LOADING THE VAN.  I WAS GLAD I CLEANED FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS YESTERDAY BECAUSE I ONLY HAD ABOUT AN HOUR THIS MORNING.

    I DID CLIMB INTO THE ATTIC TO REMOVE MY BOOM BOX THAT HAS BEEN SCREAMING MUSIC 24/7 FOR 5 STRAIGHT DAYS. TO MY SURPRISE 2 LARGE MICE TRIED TO EAT MY PEANUT BUTTER.  HOW THE HELL CAN YOU EAT WITH A RADIO BLAZING MUSIC SO LOUD ? ANYWAY , THEY WILL NOT BE EATING PEANUT BUTTER ANYMORE.

    OUT OF THE ATTIC I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND ORGANIZE THE CLOSET.  THE PUP COMES UPSTAIRS TO CHILL WITH ME.

    ALL LOADED UP AND TIME TO HEAD HOME. I GOT ALOT OF WORK DONE AND CRAWLING AROUND AN ATTIC WAS NO FUN. ME AND THE PUP HEAD HOME. WE DO STOP AT THE LOCAL DUMPSTER TO DROP OFF SOME TRASH BAGS.

    MAKE VERY GOOD TIME EVEN WHEN ROUTE 80 HAD " CONED " OFF ONE LANE.  I DROVE BY WITH COPS AND HIGHWAY WORKERS ASSESSING AN ACCIDENT.  A SEMI TRUCK WITH NO BACK DROVE OFF THE HIGHWAY AND WAS HANGING DOWN A HILL BY THE METAL FENCING.  IT WAS PRETTY BAD.

    LEFT AT 11:25AM AND HOME BY 12:45. WHEELS HAD LUNCH FOR ME AND SHE WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE PUP.

    ROLL TO MY PARENTS HOUSE TO DROP OFF A LADDER. I STOP AT THE NAIL FOR AN HOUR OR SO TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

    BACK HOME I DO COMPUTER STUFF AND SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST 11 TIMES.  I MISSED THAT.

    RETURN TO THE NAIL TO BARTEND AND DO THE DOOR.  HAD A NICE TALK WITH THE BARTENDER WHO RELIEVED ME.

    BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND THE PUP.  I BRING BEER HOME AND DECIDE I DESERVE A TREAT.....BEER AND BRANDY.  I REGRET THESE TREATS..........TOO MUCH BRANDY. THE NEXT MORNING I HAD A SUGAR HEADACHE.

    WE DID WATCH AN EPISODE OF "SHAMELESS" WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

    UP AT 5:30AM TO LET THE PUP OUT. I GO BACK TO SLEEP AND DREAM OF DRINKING A LIME BEER. JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO TAKE A SIP MY YOUNGEST WAKES ME UP.  MY MORNING STARTS.

    FRIDAY         2 - 2 - 18

    THIS TIME WHEELS MADE ME BELLY LAUGH...........WELL BOTH OF US AT THE SAME TIME.

    WATCHED EAGLES VIDEOS AND GOT TEARIED EYED ON ONE OF THEM. THIS IS HOW PASSIONATE US FANS GET.  THE PURE JOY OF WATCHING THIS TEAM WIN IS LIKE NO OTHER. ON CHANNEL 10 NEWS I WATCHED A PEP RALLY OF 5TH GRADERS ALL IN GREEN SINGING THE FIGHT SONG. AT VALLEY FORGE ACADEMY I WATCH 200 SOLDIERS MARCH TO THE EAGLES FIGHT SONG. THIS METROPOLITAN AND SUBURBAN AREA IS GOING ABSOLUTELY CRAZY WITH THIS TEAM.  I TRULY HOPE OUR BIRDS CAN WIN ONE MORE GAME TO BRING THIS CITY A CHAMPIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE STARVED FOR SINCE 1960.

    STATS ARE SHOWING THE PATS DEFENSE AS 29TH IN THE LEAGUE OVERALL. ALL THE TALK FROM OUR EXPERTS MADE ME FEEL CONFIDENT BUT THERE WERE 2 STATS I HEARD TODAY THAT BROUGHT ME BACK TO EARTH.  THOUGH THE PATS DEFENSE IS RANKED LOW THERE ARE 2 VERY IMPORTANT FACTS THAT EVEN IT UP ALOT.  FIRST - THE PATS ARE IN THE TOP 5 IN RED ZONE DEFENSE.  SECOND - THE PATS GIVE UP ONLY .1 MORE POINTS THAN THE EAGLES EAGLES GIVE UP ABOUT 15.4 POINTS A GAME AND THE PATS ARE 15.5......NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE THERE.

    TRIED TO CHILL DURING THE DAY SINCE I HAD A LONG NIGHT.  I FINISHED WATCHING " THE PUNISHER " SEASON 1 AND IT WAS EXCELLENT. THE LAST  EPISODES HAD FIGHT SCENES EQUIVALENT TO " BANJEE "........IT WAS THAT BAD ASS.  IT EVEN MADE ME CRINGE.

     A NICE DINNER OF PIZZA AND ITALIAN PANINI.  WE HAVE SOME FAMILY OVER AND THAN I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

     GUESS I SHOULD OF HAD A BARTENDER TONIGHT. I WAS SURPRISED THAT THE BAR WAS FILLED ALL NIGHT UNTIL CLOSING. EVEN ONE REGULAR CACKLED OUT , " WHERE ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE COMING FROM ? " I WAS HAPPY TO SEE AND MEET NEW FACES. 2 GIRLS FROM NEW JERSEY WERE MY FAVORITE. THEY WERE ADORABLE AND FUN TO TALK TOO.

    WHEELS AND I ARE PLANNING 2 VACATIONS.  WE ARE WORKING OUT NUMBERS AND HOW MANY NIGHTS WE SHOULD STAY AT HOTELS AND AIR FARE.  THAN , WE TALKED ABOUT LENGTH OF THE VACATIONS.  SHOULD THEY BE 3 OR 4 DAY STAYS WAS ONE CROSS ROAD QUESTION WE HAD.  SHOULD THE 2 VACATIONS BE SPREAD OUT AND NOT EVEN IN THE SAME MONTH ?  THIS IS WHERE WE SIMULTANEOUSLY GAVE THE ANSWER AT THE EXACT TIME.......WE BOTH ERUPT WITH LAUGHTER AS I POINT OUT WHEELS ANSWER WAS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT THAN MINE.

  THE QUESTION FOR THE VACATIONS :

    " SHOULD WE STAY 3 OR 4 DAYS ON 2 VACATIONS ? "  AT THE EXACT SAME TIME WE BOTH ANSWER.

 WHEELS - " OH MY GOD I COULD NOT TAKE 4 DAYS OF DRINKING."

 ME - " WE COULD DO 3 DAYS TO SAVE A LITTLE MONEY. WAIT , WHAT DID YOU SAY ? "

   BOTH OF US ERUPT WITH LAUGHTER AS OUR ANSWERS WERE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT.  WHEELS A LEGEND AND ME WORRYING ABOUT EXPENSES.

   ONE MORE STORY :

    WHEELS TEXTS ME , " CAN YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF MY GROCERY LIST AND SEND IT TO ME ? "  I TAKE THE PICTURE OF THE LIST AND TEXT HER THIS LIST-  " FRUIT , DISH WASH , BREAD , EGGS , SAUSAGE , BUTTER , BLOW CHRIS "   ( I MIGHT HAVE ADDED ONE THING TO HER LIST )

    WHEELS TEXTS BACK - " VERY FUNNY !! SHOULD'VE ANTICIPATED THAT ONE ! "

    HEAD HOME PRETTY TIRED. WAS NOT EXPECTING HANGING AT THE NAIL SO LATE.  I WANTED TO HAVE A LATE NIGHT COCKTAIL ALONG WITH SOME SNACKING BUT I DECIDED NOT TOO.  I WENT RIGHT TO BED AND SLEPT VERY GOOD UNTIL 7:45AM.

     SATURDAY       2 - 3 - 18

     YEP.........THAT PRETTY MUCH DESCRIBES MY LUCK.

     BEEN SLEEPING DECENT LATELY WHICH IS A GOOD THING. I START MY MORNING AROUND 8AM WHICH IS LATE FOR ME BUT I WILL CERTAINLY TAKE IT.

     MAKE BREAKFAST FOR MY ELDEST WHO COMES HOME FROM A SLEEPOVER. THAN I MAKE A SMOOTHIE FOR WHEELS AND I.

     STILL BUMMING I MISSED MY YOUNGEST AWARD PRESENTATION I WANTED TO TAKE A RIDE TO D.C.C.C TO SEE THE DISPLAY. I WAS TOLD BY WHEELS IT IS OPEN FOR 2 MORE WEEKS. TECHNICALLY THAT IS CORRECT. BUT WITH MY LUCK IT WAS NOT. ALL OF US GO AND WHEN WE ARRIVE IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THIS CAMPUS. A HUGE NEW BUILDING.  WE WALK TO THE EXHIBIT AND IT IS CLOSED. YEP...........MY LUCK IS VERIFIED.......CLOSED ON WEEKENDS.  BLOW.

     I HAVE WHEELS TAKE PICTURES OF ME " POINTING " TO MY KID'S ARTWORK THROUGH A PIECE OF GLASS. THE ART WAS HANGING ON A WALL IN A LOCKED ROOM.  WE ASKED A SECRETARY AND SECURITY GUARD TO NO AVAIL.  THE PICTURE TAKING WAS FUNNY AS WE HAD TO KEEP RE-SHOOTING THE PICTURE TO GET IT RIGHT. I HAD MY KIDS ROARING LAUGHING ALONG WITH WHEELS. IT WAS A FUN MOMENT TO SEE THEM LAUGHING.

     OFF TO " BONE FISH " RESTAURANT FOR A NICE LUNCH WITH EVERYONE. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD HERE BUT SEVERAL TIMES I FOUND PLATES AND GLASSES DIRTY WHICH IS UNUSUAL FOR THIS PLACE.  WE ALSO TRIED TO USE A GIFT CARD THAT WAS 3 DAYS EXPIRED.  DID THEY ACCEPT IT ?......NO.  WILL I GO THERE AGAIN..........NO.

     TRY TO CONVINCE THE FAMILY TO GO TO A MOVIE SINCE WE ARE ALL TOGETHER AND THE THEATRE IS 100 FEET AWAY. I TRIED MY BEST BUT TO NO AVAIL.  WE ROLL HOME AND I STILL ENJOY HANGING WITH EVERYONE.

     WHEELS DOES SOME BOOK WORK AND I DO SOME BAND WORK.  WE ALSO WATCH A " SHAMELESS " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

    I HEAD TO THE NAIL WHILE WHEELS HEADS TO A GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS.  I CHILL TO ABOUT 11PM AND DECIDE TO CLOSE.  I THINK EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER ARE READY TO PARTY TOMORROW.  I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS GAME AND MAN WILL I BE CHEERING OUR EAGLES ON TOMORROW.

  SIXERS LOSE AND THE GAME WAS NEVER REALLY CLOSE.  FLYERS TIE GAME WITH 2.6 SECONDS LEFT ONLY TO LOSE IN A SHOOT-OUT.  IT IS SO SICKENING TO WATCH THIS TEAM IN SHOOT OUTS. THEY ARE SO DAMN BAD.

    BOTH OWNERS OF THE 76ERS AND FLYERS WERE QUOTED , " WE WILL LOSE TODAY SO THE EAGLES CAN WIN TOMORROW. " THAT WAS PRETTY COOL OF THEM.  I MAY OF MIS-WROTE THEIR QUOTES BUT IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

     WHEELS ARRIVES HOME LATE NIGHT WITH A FRIEND. WE WATCH " SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE " WHICH WAS GOOD. WHEN IT WAS OVER AT 1AM I GAVE THE FRIEND A RIDE HOME.

     BACK HOME AT 1:30AM I HEAD RIGHT TO BED. NO BOOZE ALL NIGHT OR SNACKS. I SLEPT UNTIL 9:15AM. I SAID TO MYSELF , " WOW , I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I SLEPT UNTIL 9:15AM. " I WALK INTO THE KITCHEN AND MY COMPUTER SAYS " 8AM ".  YEP.......MY CLOCK WAS ONE HOUR AND 15 MINUTES FAST IN MY BEDROOM.

    I GET A TEXT - " YOUR WEBSITE WAS FUCKING HILARIOUS TODAY. " THAT WAS SEVERAL DAYS AGO ACTUALLY.

    SHE HATES HER LIFE.  DIVORCED , KIDS VERY UNHEALTHY , HUSBAND WITH NO BACK BONE , AND JUST AN EVIL PERSON THAT IS HATED BY EVERYONE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.  MY PARENTS ARE HAVING THEIR BASEMENT RE-MODELED FROM WATER DAMAGE.  A TON OF FAMILY WAS UNLOADING MATERIAL VIA A SHARED DRIVEWAY.  THE ANGRY LADY CAME OUT AND STARTED CURSING THE " F " WORD AND CALLED THE COPS.  FAMILY MEMBERS TRIED TO CALM HER DOWN AND SAY THEY ONLY BE IN THE DRIVEWAY ABOUT 15 MINUTES AT MOST.  EVEN THE HUSBAND THE DAY BEFORE SAID NO PROBLEM FOR THEY WERE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. WELL , THE WIFE STORMED OUT AND BITCHED UP A STORM.  THE DAY BEFORE SHE BEEPED THE HORN AT ME FOR BLOCKING THE DRIVEWAY WHILE I LOADED A LADDER FOR 5 MINUTES.  IMAGINE THIS LIFE...........BARB FRANKENFIELD IS JUST A VERY ANGRY PERSON.  THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD LOATHES HER. EVERYONE WE TALK TO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS STORIES OF HER JUST BEING AN EVIL PERSON. WHAT A LIFE.  MY PARENTS HAVE 10 FAMILY MEMBERS HELPING THEM REBUILD THEIR BASEMENT FOR FREE.  LAUGHTER CAN BE HEARD THE WHOLE DAY IN MY PARENTS HOUSE WHILE THE EVIL NEIGHBOR LOOKS OUT A WINDOW 24/7 TO SEE IF ANYONE BLOCKS THEIR SHARED DRIVEWAY FOR A MINUTE OR SO.  WE COMPLAINED FOR YEARS TO OUR PARENTS THAT SHE WAS AN ASSHOLE. THEY WOULD ALWAYS TRY TO SEE THE GOOD IN PEOPLE.  WELL , NOT ANYMORE.  THE FINAL STRAW WAS WHEN MY MOM MADE A WONDERFUL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT AT THE END OF THEIR DRIVEWAY WELL ON THEIR SIDE OF THE GRASS LAWN. BARB HATED IT AND DRIVES OVER IT EVERY CHANCE SHE GETS. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ACT PEOPLE LIKE THIS.

     SUPER BOWL SUNDAY        2 - 4 - 18

    I KEEP THINKING OF THE FANATIC'S 95.7FM MIKE MISSANELLI.  THE MONDAY AFTER WHEN CARSON WENTZ WENT DOWN AGAINST THE RAMS HIS EXACTS WORDS WERE " NICK FOLES SUCKS !!! "  EVERY CALL-IN FAN TRIED TO NO AVAIL TO SWAY HIM FROM HIS OPINION ON FOLES.  EVERY ANSWER WAS THE SAME , " NICK FOLES SUCKS !! " I KEPT THINKING HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT ?  HIS REBUTTAL WAS , " OH LIKE YOU EXPECTED HIM TO PERFORM LIKE THAT AGAINST THE VIKINGS.....YEAH RIGHT ? "  NO , WE DID NOT EXPECT A SUPERIOR GAME LIKE THAT BUT WE HAD CONFIDENCE HE WOULD NOT " SUCK !!! ". I AM A FAN OF MIKE'S BUT THIS BOTHERED ME FOR WEEKS.  FOLES DOES NOT SUCK !! THAT WAS WAY TOO HARSH OF A WAY TO DESCRIBE HIM.  MIKE KEPT BRING UP 4 YEARS AGO HIS 27 TD'S AND 2 INTERCEPTIONS MEANT NOTHING.  TODAY HE COULD NOT DO THAT 4 YEARS LATER.  MAYBE THE REASON HE " SUCKED " WITH THE RAMS IS BECAUSE HE DID NOT HAVE THE BEST OFFENSIVE LINE IN FOOTBALL......MAYBE MIKE ?   MAYBE HE DID NOT HAVE 3 QUALITY RUNNING BACKS TO UTILIZE........MAYBE MIKE ?   MAYBE HE DID NOT HAVE SOLID RECEIVERS TO WORK WITH. ....MAYBE MIKE?  MAYBE HE DID NOT HAVE A DEFENSE SO GOOD HE DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING EVERY PASS AND PLAY CORRECT.......MAYBE MIKE ?   ALL THIS WAS NEVER BROUGHT UP. I KEEP HEARING IN MY MIND " FOLES SUCKS !! "  THE REPEATED TIMES OF MISSANELLI SAYING " FOLES SUCKS " RINGS IN MY EARS AND WAS THE WORST PREDICTION OF A QUARTERBACK I HAVE EVER HEARD.  SOME RADIO FANS OF HIS SHOW AND MISSANELLI HIMSELF THOUGHT ABOUT BRINGING IN " COLON " KAEPERNICK TO BE THE QUARTERBACK......WORST FUCKING IDEA I EVER HEARD AS A FOOTBALL FAN......WORST !!!!!!!!

    NOW MIKE MASSENELLI DID JUMP ON BOARD AS THE WINS KEPT COMING LIKE ALL RADIO SHOW HOSTS DO BUT I ACTUALLY THOUGHT OF DONG OUR RADIO SHOW WITH MIKE DUBBED-IN SAYING " FOLES SUCKS !! "AND ME ASKING QUESTIONS TO MIKE WHILE EACH ANSWER OF HIS WOULD BE " FOLES SUCKS !! ".  WELL , FOLES IS THE SUPER BOWL MVP.  YES , THIS IS ABOVE OUR EXPECTATIONS BUT WE DID BELIEVE HE COULD DO AN ADMIRABLE AND GOOD JOB AND NOT SUCK.

   OKAY , TO THE GAME. WE STOP AT THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I GAVE PERMISSION TO OUR BARTENDER TO CLOSE IF HE LIKE TO GO ENJOY THE GAME AT A HOUSE PARTY. MEANWHILE WE MET AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE.  THERE WAS WAY TOO MUCH FOOD AND BOOZE BUT THAT IS A GOOD THING.  WE CHILLED AND LAUGHED UNTIL KICKOFF WAS UPON US.

  THE EAGLES HAD THE LEAD FOR MOST OF THE GAME AND THAN 2 SCENARIOS HAPPENED WE DID NOT WANT TO SEE. 

   1 - COULD WE RELY ON " SUCK " FOLES TO MOUNT A DRIVE BEING BEHIND 1 POINT TO TAKE THE LEAD ?  HE DID.

   2 - BRADY GETS THE BALL BACK WITH 2:16 LEFT AND BEHIND 5 POINTS.  HE WAS UNSTOPPABLE IN THE 2ND HALF.  HE HAD 616 TOTAL YARDS WHICH IS A SUPER BOWL RECORD....FOR A LOSING TEAM.  WELL ,THE EAGLES DEFENSE STEPPED UP AND HAD THE ONLY SACK OF EITHER TEAM. THIS ONE AND ONLY SACK BY EITHER TEAM CREATED A FUMBLE AND TURNOVER. 

    THE EAGLES WERE DEFIANT WITH PLAY CALLING.  COACH PEDERSON WHO WAS CALLED AN IDIOT ALL YEAR BY OTHER SPORTS " EXPERTS " CAME UP HUGE .  THE BEST " SLAP IN THE FACE " PLAY WAS THE 4TH AND 1 CALL IN WHICH A ROOKIE , HANDS THE BALL OFF TO A GUY WHO DID NOT GET PICKED UP BY ANY NFL TEAM , WHO THROWS THE BALL TO A BACK UP QUARTERBACK , WHO WAS THINKING OF RETIREMENT LAST YEAR.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME ??!!  WHAT A SLAP IN THE FACE ?........BECAUSE THE PATRIOTS TRIED THE EXACT SAME PLAY TO BRADY. EXCEPT WITH ONE LITTLE FLAW........BRADY DROPPED THE BALL.

    AS ALL FANS DID WE JUMPED UP AND DOWN THROUGHOUT THE GAME.  THAN ONE TRADITION WE CONTINUED....HEAD TO A PACKED HOUSE AT MCGILLICUDDYS ON BROOKLINE BOULEVARD.....MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS.  THE PLACE WAS ROCKING AND ABSOLUTELY PACKED ON BOTH FLOORS. OUR VERY GOOD FRIEND RENTED THE TOP FLOOR SO WE GOT RIGHT IN. THE DJ HAD THE GREATEST SONGS EVER AND THE CROWD SUNG EVERY ONE OF THEM.  WHEELS AND I HAD TO KNOW 50 PEOPLE THERE.....MANY BAND MEMBERS , NAIL PATRONS , FAMILY , FRIENDS , AND MORE.  WE WERE HUGGED SO DAMN MUCH WE STARED LAUGHING EVERY TIME.  I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT !!!! I GOT TO ENJOY IT EVEN MORE AS MY ELDEST DAUGHTER WAS THERE WITH US. I CHERISHED THESE MOMENTS WITH HER.  I MIGHT OF ALLOWED HER TO HAVE ONE BEER......MAYBE.

    THE CELEBRATION WENT ON AS WE WATCHED FROM THE 2ND FLOOR DOWN TO THE 1ST FLOOR AND STREET AREA.  THERE WERE SOME ISSUES I HAD.....SOME GOOD AND SOME BAD :

   - ONE BARTENDER WAS NO WAY NEAR ENOUGH FOR THE UPSTAIRS. THEY FIXED THAT PROBLEM AFTER ABOUT 30 MINUTES.  THE GIRL WAS SUPER ADORABLE AND RAN HER ASS OFF. SHE DID GET HELP AND SHE WAS SO DAMN CUTE SINGING TO THE DJ 'S SONGS AND GETTING BOOZE FOR CUSTOMERS.

   - THEY BLOCKED OFF THE BOULEVARD SO WE HAD TO PARK ABOUT 3 BLOCKS AWAY. I DID NOT MIND THIS.

   - ALL THE TIME SPENT ON THE 2ND FLOOR WE LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW ONTO THE BOULEVARD. PEOPLE WAVED TO US AND WE WATCHED THE FANS SINGING AND LAUGHING THE EAGLES FIGHT SONG.

    - ONE SUPER HOT GIRL STANDING ON A BARSTOOL DANCING. THIS IS A NO-NO.  I TOLD MY ELDEST , " IS IT WRONG TO WAIT FOR HER TO FALL ? "   WELP , SHE FELL RIGHT ON HER ASS AND BACK......ONLY TO GET BACK UP , STAND ON THE BAR , AND WAVE A HUGE EAGLES BANNER. I GAVE THE GIRL KUDOS FOR JUMPING BACK ON THE HORSE.

    - WHEELS HUGGING AND TALKING TO  A SLIGHTLY PORT WOMAN. AFTER ABOUT 30 SECONDS OF THEM HUGGING , I HEAR WHEELS SAY TO HER , " I HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE BUT I LIKE YOU !! ".

   - A FRIEND OF MINE WHO USED TO OWN A BAR WAS FEELING PRETTY GOOD TO SAY THE LEAST. ANYONE WALKING AROUND WITH A BOTTLE OF TEQUILA IS A SURE SIGN HE HAD WAY TOO MUCH. TO ME , HE WAS A COMPLETE IDIOT.  HOW CAN YOU CAN GET STAGGERING DRUNK ON SUCH A BIG NIGHT ? HE WILL REMEMBER NOTHING.

   - THE MAJOR DOWNER WAS A FIGHT BROKE OUT. WE WERE WATCHING FROM UPSTAIRS WHEN A DICK HEAD DUDE I KNEW FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOTALLY SUCKER PUNCH A GUY. THE GUY AND HIS FRIEND TRIED TO FIGHT BACK. THEY WERE QUICKLY REMOVED BUT THEY DID NOT REMOVE THE DICK HEAD FOR THROWING THE FIRST 10 PUNCHES.  I WAS GLAD TO SEE THEY DID THROW HIM OUT AFTER HE TRIED TO HUG THE BOUNCER AND BARTENDER.  HOW THE FUCK DO YOU GET IN A FIGHT ON THIS GREATEST NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS !!??  THIS ONE GUY OUT OF 1000'S MAKES US PHILLY FANS LOOK SO BAD. WHAT A FUCKING JERK OFF. HE WAS A DICK HEAD IN 6TH GRADE AND A DICK HEAD AT 50 YEARS OLD.

    WE ROLL HOME AFTER 1AM. THE GIRLS HEAD TO BED AND I STAYED UP AND WATCHED ALITTLE MORE NEWS COVERAGE.  IT HAS NOT SOAKED IN. I AM STILL STUNNED.  I AM STILL ON CLOUD 9.  AS MIKE QUICK SAID AFTER THE FINAL SECONDS TICKED OFF AND THE EAGLES WON SUPER BOWL 52 , " IF I AM DREAMING.....DON'T WAKE ME UP. "

   ( THE PARADE IS STILL NOT ANNOUNCED AS OF MONDAY 12 NOON. IT DOES SEEM THE ROUTE WILL BE REVERSED FROM WHAT THE PHILLIES DID.........FROM THE LINC TO THE ART MUSEUM STEPS )

     MONDAY       2 - 5 - 18

    AND SO IT BEGINS.......PLANNING FOR THE PARADE FOR OUR SUPER BOWL WINNING PHILADELPHIA EAGLES !!!  WHEELS AND I HAVE COME UP WITH A PLAN AND IT WILL INVOLVE THE R5 TRAIN TO CENTER CITY.  A 15 MINUTE WALK TO THE ART MUSEUM ( IF WE WANT ) AND THAN WHO THE HELL KNOWS FROM THERE. THE PARADE IS THURSDAY AT 11AM.

     I TRULY BELIEVE THERE WILL BE A MOVIE MADE ABOUT 5 YEARS FROM NOW CALLED " NEXT MAN UP ". I WILL BE AT THE PREMIER LIKE I WAS FOR " INVINCIBLE ".

    TODAY I WATCHED THE SUPER BOWL GAME 2 MORE TIMES.  COUNTLESS NEWS REPORTS AND FACEBOOK VIDEOS TOOK UP NEARLY 15 HOURS OF MY DAY.........AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. THE NATIONAL MEDIA IS FORCED TO DO REPORTS ON OUR EAGLES.  THAT IS F'N AWESOME.

    BRADY SHOOK HANDS WITH MCNABB WHEN HE BEAT US IN 2004/2005 BUT THIS PAST SUNDAY HE TOTALLY BITCHED OUT AND RAN OFF THE FIELD LIKE A BABY.  THE GUY HAS A SHIT LOAD OF SUPER BOWL RINGS. HE COULDN'T COME OVER TO NICK FOLES AND SAY , " HEY MAN, I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT WITH YOUR WIFE'S SERIOUS ILLNESS , ALMOST QUITTING FOOTBALL , AND HAVING A BABY. YOU'RE A CLASS GUY AND IF ANYONE BEAT US I AM GLAD IT WAS YOU. " IS IT THAT HARD TO DO ? THAN HE CAN GO HOME AND BANG HIS SUPER HOT WIFE.

    GOT MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AT 6:45AM.  THAN TOOK MY ELDEST TO COLLEGE AT 7:45AM.  THIS WAS NOT FUN BUT I AM GLAD I DID IT.

    BACK HOME I WENT TO TAKE A NAP BUT WHEELS AND THE PUP WERE IN MY BED. AT FIRST I THOUGHT WHEELS WAS GIVING AWAY SOME APPLE. THAN I REALIZED IF I WOKE HER UP SHE DO A HEAD SPIN LIKE IN THE MOVIE " THE EXORCIST ". I LET HER SLEEP........I KNEW BETTER.

    SO HAPPY FOR NICK FOLES. HE IS IN DISNEY WORLD......PRETTY COOL FOR A GUY THAT " SUCKS ".  AGAIN , SO WANT TO MAKE A RADIO TAPE OF MIKE MISSANELLI ANSWERING EVERY ONE OF MY QUESTIONS WITH HIS STUPID PREDICTION THAT " NICK FOLES SUCKS !!!! " AND GIGGLING AT PEOPLE TRYING TO CONVINCE HIM HE WAS ACTUALLY A SOLID BACK-UP AND STARTING QUARTERBACK.  WORST FUCKING STATEMENT I CAN REMEMBER IN MY 45 YEARS OF FOLLOWING SPORTS. HE WAS SO ADAMANT ON HIS OPINION. FOR DAYS AND DAYS AND DAYS AND DAYS HE RUB IT IN THAT HE WAS SO RIGHT. THAN , WHEN REALIZING HE WAS WRONG , A MEASLY 3 SECOND RESPONSE OF BEING WAY WAY OFF ON THIS GUY AND JUMPS ONBOARD OF THEM WINNING. OH , HE WAS SO BAD AGAINST OAKLAND AND DALLAS.......DUMBASS.  FOLES PLAYED ZERO SNAPS BEFORE THE SEASON STARTED AND ZERO SNAPS DURING THE SEASON. HE CAME IN AGAINST THE RAMS WITH 2 DRIVES FOR FIELD GOALS TO WIN THE GAME....BUT THIS WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN OFF AND MEANT NOTHING. HE COULD NOT SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. LET'S CALL THIS STUPID ANALYSIS " THE PHILLY SPECIAL ".

   WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH SOME VERY GOOD EPISODES OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER ".  THE SHOW IS VERY GOOD JUST WE HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT HORRIBLE. I ACTUALLY DRANK BEER AND BRANDY AND I THINK THAT WAS IT. TOMORROW I WILL NOT DRINK AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

     TUESDAY        2 - 6 - 18

    WAS IT DESTINY ? , DID THE STARS ALIGN PERFECTLY ? WAS IT MEANT TO BE ? WAS THERE AN INTERVENTION ON A SPIRITUAL LEVEL ? IS THIS MAGIC ? ARE WE DREAMING ?  WHAT UNIVERSE ARE WE TO FINALLY HAVE THIS FORTUNE OF..........A SUPER BOWL WIN ?  SO MANY THINGS STRANGE THAT CAME TO FRUITION IN THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY :

   - EAGLES WERE PREDICTED TO BE A 7 - 9 TEAM.  

   - MAJOR PLAYERS INJURED - RONALD DARBY ( BEST CORNER BACK , COMES BACK AFTER 8 WEEKS ) , CALEB STURGIS ( STARTING KICKER ) , DARREN SPROLES ( ALL AROUND  BEST PLAYER ON SPECIAL TEAMS & OFFENSE ) , FLETCHER COX ( BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER , MISSED 2 GAMES ) , CHRIS MARAGOS ( SPECIAL TEAMS CAPTAIN ) , JORDAN HICKS ( DEFENSIVE LEADER & SIGNAL CALLER ) , JASON PETERS ( NEED I EXPLAIN HERE , 2ND MOST IMPORTANT POSITION IN FOOTBALL , PRO BOWL LINEMAN ) , AND THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN.....CARSON WENTZ ( STARTING QB AND ARGUABLY MVP OF THE LEAGUE )

   - LOSING SO MANY KEY PLAYERS AND COMPONENTS WAS A MAJOR SET BACK TO COACHES , PLAYERS , AND FANS.

   - HEAD COACH PEDERSON , WHO SOME " EXPERTS "  ( MIKE LOMBARDI ) SAID WAS THE WORST COACH IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL. PEDERSON HAD THE ATTITUDE OF " NEXT MAN UP " AND BE AGGRESSIVE. THIS WILL BECOME A MOVIE 10 YEARS FROM NOW. TO ME , HE SHOULD OF BEEN " COACH OF THE YEAR " HANDS DOWN. COACH PEDERSON'S TESTICLES ARE NOW IN THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE.

    - WINNING GAMES IS NOT WHAT WE ARE USE TO HERE IN PHILLY.  THE MOST EXCITING GAME WAS A 22 YEAR OLD ROOKIE KICKER NAMED JAKE ELLIOT. HE KICKS A 61 YARD FIELD GOAL TO WIN THE GAME OVER THE GIANTS WITH NO TIME LEFT.  MERRILL REESE HAS A CORONARY AND IS REVIVED BY MIKE QUICK USING A DEFIBRILLATOR AND MOUTH TO MOUTH. ELLIOT WAS CARRIED OFF THE FIELD AND WAS GIVEN CARSON WENTZ'S GAME DAY PAY CHECK ( LATER GIVEN TO CHARITY ). ELLIOT WAS A 5TH ROUND PICK BY THE BENGALS & REMOVED FROM THE PRACTICE SQUAD AFTER WEEK 1 AND NOW HE SHATTERS AN EAGLES RECORD FOR LONGEST FIELD GOAL.

    - THE EAGLES LIMP ON AND KEEP WINNING WITH THE MENTALITY OF " NEXT MAN UP ".  A HUGE GAME WAS AGAINST THE RAMS WHEN WE LOST OUR MVP QUARTERBACK FOR THE SEASON TO AN A.C.L. TEAR IN HIS KNEE.  IN STEPS NICK FOLES AND MAKES 2 CRUCIAL PASSES TO KEEP DRIVES ALIVE AND THE EAGLES KICK 2 IMPORTANT FIELD GOALS WITH THE ROOKIE KICKER TO WIN A BIG GAME.  RADIO SHOW HOST MIKE MISSANELLI OF 95.7 THE FANATIC REPEATEDLY SAYS MANY TIMES THAT " NICK FOLES SUCKS !!! " AND WE CAN NOT COMPARE HIS 27 TD'S AND HALL OF FAME GAME AGAINST OAKLAND INTO THE FUTURES' SCENARIO. THERE WAS MORE TALK OF COLON KAEPERNICK BEING SIGNED. ARE YOU KIDDING ME !!!!????!!! WELL , MIKE WAS PRETTY DAMN WRONG ON THIS ONE. IN FACT , NOT EVEN FRIGGIN' CLOSE.

   - FOLES THROWS 4 TDS AGAINST THE GIANTS AND SUB-PAR GAMES AGAINST OAKLAND IN WHICH THE EAGLES WON & CLINCHED HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE AND PLAYED ONLY 10 MINUTES IN AN ABSOLUTELY MEANINGLESS GAME AGAINST THE DALLAS COWBOYS. MOST EXPERTS LIKE MIKE MISSANELLI TOOK THESE GAMES AS A HUGE IMPORTANCE TO DEPICT FOLES PLAY FOR THE PLAYOFFS. SOME PHILLY FANS DIDN'T AND NEITHER DID I. EAGLES CLINCH THE NUMBER #1 SEED. NO ONE SEES THE BIG PICTURE THAT FOLES NEVER PLAYED ONE SNAP BEFORE OR DURING THE SEASON. HE JUST NEEDED TIME AND PRACTICE........PHILLY PHILLY.

    - MORE DISRESPECT - THE EAGLES BECOME THE FIRST TEAM IN NFL HISTORY TO BECOME A HOME DOG IN 2 PLAYOFF GAMES. THIS WAS MAJOR MOTIVATION AND THE TEAM USED IT PERFECTLY. BOTH HOME GAMES WERE WON OVER THE FALCONS AND VIKINGS. THE EAGLES WILL GO TO THE SUPER BOWL AS.......THE UNDER DOG.......AGAINST THE EVIL EMPIRE PATRIOTS.  THIS IS HOLLYWOOD STUFF HERE.

    - VIKINGS WIN A MIRACLE GAME ON THEIR FINAL OFFENSIVE PLAY AGAINST THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS.  A 61 YARD CATCH AND RUN CALLED THE " MINNEAPOLIS MIRACLE ".  THE SAINTS DEFENSIVE CORNER BACK MADE THE MOST HORRIFIC BAD TACKLE ATTEMPT IN FOOTBALL HISTORY.  BUT THE STARS ALIGNED AGAIN BECAUSE THE EAGLES WITH A BACK-UP QUARTERBACK MATCH UP WAY BETTER AGAINST THE VIKINGS AND THEIR BACK-UP QUARTERBACK THAN DREW BREEZE AND THEIR NEW FOUND #1 RUNNING GAME.

   - EAGLES WIN ON A GOAL LINE STAND TO BASICALLY END THE GAME AGAINST THE FALCONS.  PRO BOWL RECEIVER DROPS HIS 3RD PASS OF THE GAME WHERE THE BALL GOES RIGHT THROUGH HIS HANDS IN THE END ZONE.  IS THIS THE MOVIE " ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD " LATER NAMED " ANGELS IN THE END ZONE " ? DID SOME GODLY HELPER INTERVENE AND PUT A FORCE FIELD AROUND THAT BALL  ?? HOW IN THE WORLD DID HE NOT CATCH THAT BALL ????!!!  EAGLES WITH A DRAMATIC HOLY WIN.

   - THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP.  THE VIKINGS MARCH DOWN AND SCORE EASILY ON THEIR FIRST DRIVE TO GO UP 7 - 0. I YELL OUT , " THE VIKINGS WILL NOT SCORE ONE MORE POINT AGAINST OUR EAGLES !!!! "  OKAY, I HAD TOO MANY BEERS AND GELATOS BUT IT WAS A CORRECT STATEMENT. EAGLES NEVER LOOK BACK AND ABSOLUTELY BLOW OUT THE VIKINGS 38 -  7.  THE DOG MASKS COME OUT AGAIN. THE CITY GOES NUTS.

   - THE SUPER BOWL AND RECORDS AND MORE: ( THE EAGLES TAKE DOWN THE EVIL EMPIRE )

* BRADY THROWS FOR A RECORD NUMBER OF YARDS AND LOSES.  HE ALSO HAS 10 MORE  RECORDS OF MOST GAMES, MOST TD'S , MOST PASSING YARDS , MOST BEING A BITCH , MOST CRYING , ETC.

* FOLES IS THE MVP AND CALLS THE REMARKABLE PLAY " PHILLY SPECIAL " ( HE ACTUALLY SAYS PHILLY PHILLY ). THIS IS SUCH A SLAP IN THE FACE TO THE PATRIOTS BECAUSE THEY TRIED THE SAME PLAY AND BRADY DROPPED THE BALL AND LOMBARDI TROPHY IN ONE PLAY.

* COACH BELICHICK INEXPLICABLY STARTS A ROOKIE ( WHO NEVER PLAYED ALL SEASON !! ) OVER 2 TIME PRO BOWL CORNER BACK MALCOLM BUTLER. HE WAS ALSO THE PLAYER WHO HAD THE MIRACLE INTERCEPTION IN THE SUPER BOWL AGAINST THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS ON A GOAL LINE STAND WITH 20 SECONDS LEFT. BUTLER PLAYED 98% OF THE SEASON AND NOW THE SUPER BOWL !!........IN FOR ONE MEANINGLESS SPECIAL TEAM PLAY !! WHAT ??!! KEY WORD " MIRACLE " AND BELICHICK AND HIS SMUGNESS DECIDES NOT TO PLAY HIM ????!!!!   THANK YOU !!!!!  THIS WAS THE FOOTBALL GODS TESTING BELICHICK'S HUGE EGO.  THE ROOKIE GAVE UP AT LEAST 3 GIGANTIC PLAYS ( 2 FOR TOUCHDOWNS ) THAT BUTLER MOST LIKELY WOULD OF NOT.

* MOST POINTS AND LOSING TEAM - NEW ENGLAND

* MOST FIRST DOWNS , YARDS , MISSED P.A.T.'S , PASSES , FIELD GOALS , TOUCHDOWNS , AND TOTAL YARDS.

* FEWEST PUNTS - ONE AND SACKS - 1 ( HUGE !!! )

 THERE ARE MORE RECORDS BUT ONE THING STANDS OUT.........THE ONE AND ONLY SACK AND TURNOVER BY OUR EAGLES. THE MOST CRITICAL TIME IN THE GAME. BRADY HAD PUT TOGETHER THREE 70+ YARD DRIVES FOR TOUCHDOWNS IN THE 2ND HALF. HE HAS NOT BEEN STOPPED IN THE 2ND HALF YET.  THAN.....A STRIP SACK ON THE 2ND PLAY. ARE YOU KIDDING ME ????!!!!

   ON THE LAST PLAY OF THE GAME TOM BRADY THROWS A 55 YARD " HAIL MARY " PASS TO THE END ZONE.  WE ALL HELD OUR BREATH AS THE BALL HUNG IN THE AIR ENDLESSLY. I WAS EXPECTING AL MICHAELS TO SAY , " DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES !!! " ONE MORE TIME. THE BALL HIT THE GROUND HARMLESSLY AND YES......PHILADELPHIA DOES BELIEVE IN MIRACLES.  THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WON THEIR FIRST SUPER BOWL.

    WEDNESDAY    2 - 7 - 18

  WELP , THERE IS ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO DO......PLAN FOR THE PARADE. 

   WE CHANGED OUR ATTACK OF ENTERING CENTER CITY 4 TIMES. I THINK THIS LAST ONE IS THE BEST. WE WILL BE MEETING AT OUR HOUSE AND THAN GOING TO THE TRAIN STATION ABOUT 2 BLOCKS AWAY. THAN INTO 69TH STREET TERMINAL TO CATCH THE EL WITH 4 MILLION OTHER EAGLES FANS.  OUR GROUP COULD HIT AS HIGH AS 20 PEOPLE.

   I WILL BE MAKING BREAKFAST AND GIVING OUT SNACKS TO WALK WITH ALONG WITH A SHUTTLE TO THE TRAIN.

   THIS DAY IS GOING TO BE HUGE !!!!

    A BIG NIGHT AT THE NAIL ON TUESDAY NIGHT AND A SLOW NIGHT TONIGHT. I FIGURE EVERYONE IS PREPPING FOR THE PARADE.

   SHORT BLOG TODAY......SEE YA TOMORROW !!!   EAGLES !!!!

    THURSDAY       2 - 8 - 18

    PICTURES , PICTURES , PICTURES , STORIES , STORIES , STORIES.

    FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ARE ABSOLUTELY FLOODED WITH PICTURES AND STORIES OF THE EAGLES PARADE. 100'S AND 100'S OF CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS SHARED THEIR EXPERIENCES...........IT WAS AWESOME !!! IT WAS SO COOL TO SEE SO MANY PICTURES AND STORIES BY SO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.  EVEN HUMOR FELL INTO PLACE AS SOME FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE LITERALLY 50 FEET FROM US AND WE NEVER KNEW IT.

    WE START OUR MORNING MEETING AT OUR HOUSE. I MADE BREAKFAST SANDWICHES , GAVE UP SNACKS , AND MADE SURE EVERYONE HAD DOLLAR BILLS & QUARTERS FOR THE TRAIN RIDE.  IT WAS TIME TO HEAD TO CENTER CITY.  HERE IS OUR DAY :

 - I SHUTTLE 14 PEOPLE TO OUR TRAIN STOP 2 BLOCKS AWAY. I PARK OUR VAN AT A RENTAL PROPERTY WE OWN AND TEXT THE RENTER.  IT WAS PERFECT.

 - WE ARRIVE AT OUR TRAIN STOP AND LESS THAN 20 PEOPLE ARE THERE.  I ASK THE GROUP HOW LONG THEY WERE WAITING AND THEY TELL ME 2 TRAINS HAVE GONE BY ALREADY. WE WAITED AND 2 MORE TRAINS WENT BY. ABOUT 15 PEOPLE LEFT BECAUSE OF IMPATIENCE........SUPER BAD DECISION.  THE WAIT WAS ABOUT 25 MINUTES BUT WE STARTED DEVISING A BACK-UP PLAN. THAN..........NO BACK-UP PLAN WAS NEEDED AS THE 3RD TRAIN STOPPED. WE WERE ELATED AND ALL OF US PAID $2.50. THIS WAS THE LAST TIME WE WOULD EVER PAY FOR TRAINS.

 - TRAIN RIDE IN WAS FUN ESPECIALLY FOR THE LITTLE KIDS.  I PLAYED WITH THEM AND STRANGERS ALL DAY.  WE TOOK THE R100 WHICH GOES RIGHT BY THE NAIL......SOME JOKES WERE SAID AND SOME PROPAGANDA WAS SPREAD AS I YELLED OUT , " I HEAR THAT RUSTY NAIL NIGHTCLUB IS THE BEST PLACE FOR LIVE MUSIC !! "

 - WE ARRIVE IN 69TH STREET AND ALL RIDERS ARE DRESSED IN EAGLES GEAR.  SEPTA OFFICIALS , ENFORCEMENT , AND WORKERS HERD US TO THE NEXT TRAIN.......THE EL.   THE WAIT WAS LESS THAN 2 MINUTES.  I MAKE JOKES AGAIN LIKE ASKING ANYONE IF THEY LIKE FREE FACE PAINTING. MY YOUNGEST PAINTED AN EAGLES LOGO ON MY CHEEK. AN AFRICAN AMERICAN GUY WAS SITTING NEXT TO MY SISTER-IN-LAW. I HAD A SMALL PIECE OF PLEXY GLASS BETWEEN ME AND THEM. THROUGH THE PLEXY GLASS I YELL RIGHT AT HIM AND SAY , " I AM SO GLAD YOU CAME WITH MY SISTER !! ". HE STARTS TO LAUGH.  THE TRAIN STOPS AND HE IS THE ONLY ONE TO GET OFF. I ASK HIM WHY AND HE SAYS , " I HAVE TO WORK. " RIGHT BEFORE THE DOORS CLOSE I YELL OUT , " OKAY , NOBODY TALK ABOUT HIM UNTIL AFTER THE DOORS CLOSE. " .......EVERYONE LAUGHS.

 - WHEELS AND I TALK TO A GUY WHO SAYS TO GET OFF AT 30TH STREET BECAUSE IT IS REALLY EASY TO GET TO THE ART MUSEUM FROM THERE. I GET OFF WITH WHEELS AND OUR KIDS BUT A FAMILY MEMBER FREAKS OUT AT ME AND SAYS GET BACK ON !! I GOT OFF AT THE WRONG SPOT BECAUSE WE WERE MEETING ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER AT 15TH STREET.  THIS ENDED UP BEING A BAD DECISION BUT THE RIGHT ONE......KINDA.

 - IN 15 MINUTES WE WERE AT 15TH STREET UNLOADING. THE CROWDS MOVED LIKE CATTLE BUT SURPRISINGLY QUICKLY.  THE ONE THING I DID SMART WAS BRING A LONG PLASTIC GREEN HORN. THE KIDS ENJOYED BLOWING THE HORN BUT I HAD IT FOR ANOTHER PURPOSE........VISIBILITY.  OUR LARGE GROUP GOT SEPARATED AT LEAST 10 TIMES. I HELD THE GREEN PLASTIC HORN STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR AND COULD BEEN SEEN FOR A LONG DISTANCE. IT WORKED PERFECTLY ALL 10 TIMES TO GET US BACK TOGETHER.

 - WE INSTANTLY MEET UP WITH A FAMILY MEMBER. WE BEGIN TO WALK OUR LARGE GROUP WITH VERY YOUNG KIDS.  WE QUICKLY REALIZE WE ARE NOT GOING TO EVEN COME CLOSE TO THE 1.2 MILE WALK TO THE ART MUSEUM STEPS.  WITHIN 15 MINUTES THE FAMILY MEMBER WE MET AT 15TH STREET DECIDES HE WANTS TO TREK TOWARDS THE ART MUSEUM STEPS......AFTER WE DID SWIGS OF AMARETTO. I COULD NOT BLAME HIM AT ALL. IN FACT , IF IT WAS WHEELS AND I........I WOULD OF DONE THE SAME.

 - ANOTHER FATHER AND SON DECIDE TO TREK TOWARDS THE ART MUSEUM STEPS TOO. AGAIN , IF I WAS IN A SMALLER GROUP OF JUST ME , WHEELS , AND MY KIDS I WOULD OF DONE THE SAME.  BUT , WE HAD LITTLE KIDS AND WE STUCK TO THE GAME PLAN WHICH WAS TRY TO ENJOY THIS FESTIVENESS TOGETHER.

 - OF COURSE THERE WERE THE IDIOTS :

   1 ) PEOPLE CLIMBED ON TOP OF SEPTA STOP AWNINGS.  THERE WERE 2 IN FRONT OF US. THIS DID HINDER OUR SIGHT LINE A LITTLE BIT. BOTH ROOFS CAVED IN A LITTLE BUT THEY DID NOT FALL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE GROUND. PEOPLE WERE AGITATED AND GAVE THE FINGER TO THESE CLIMBERS AND THREW WATER BOTTLES TOO.  THEY SAID A FIGHT BROKE OUT ONLY 50 FEET FROM US BUT I NEVER SAW ANYTHING.  SOMEONE STUPID WAS SPRAYING BEER AND I THOUGHT MAYBE THIS IS NOT AS SAFE SITUATION.  THE CARAVAN BEING ONE HOUR LATE THAN WHAT THEY SAID DID NOT HELP THE SITUATION.  BUT IT ENDED UP OKAY.

   2 ) A GUY BEHIND ME WANTS TO THROW THINGS AT THE PEOPLE ON THE ROOF OF THE BUS STOP. HE IS SO PISSED HE DOES NOT HAVE A BEER CANS OR BOTTLES TO THROW AT THEM. I TURNED TO HIM AND SAID , " THAT WOULD BE THE STUPIDEST THING TO DO.  WE HAVE KIDS HERE AND IT COULD START A STAMPED. " HE MOVED ON.

  3 ) FOR THE MOST PART 99% OF THE PEOPLE WERE COOL. BUT THAN THERE WAS " THE REP " GUY. AN AFRICAN AMERICAN GUY CLEARLY HAMMERED STARTS YELLING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS , " WE MUST REPRESENT !!  WE GOTTA REP !! WE GOTTA REP !!  I DON'T KNOW THE GUY IN FRONT OF ME BUT WE HAVE TO REP !! "   WELP , I WAS THAT GUY IN FRONT OF HIM. 3 MILLION PEOPLE AND THE CRAZY ONES ALWAYS FIND ME.  I SAY , " HOW DO THEY FIND ME ? ( TURN TO THE GUY ) OKAY I WILL REP !! "

  4 ) I TURNAROUND AND NOTICE A 7 FOOT GUY BEHIND ME. THERE IS A LAMP POST BEHIND ME AND I THINK HE IS STANDING ON IT. I QUICKLY REALIZE AND ASK HIM , " MAN , WHAT ARE YOU STANDING ON ? " HE RESPONDS , " THE GROUND. " I TALKED WITH HIM AND ANOTHER LADY AND IT ENDS UP HE WAS A BASKETBALL PLAYER FOR URUGUAY'S NATIONAL TEAM......KINDA COOL.

  SO THE TRAIN RIDES IN WERE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. PEOPLE COMPLAINED IT WAS COLD BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS PICTURE PERFECT.  WE HAD THE WARMTH OF SO MANY PEOPLE AROUND US. SO NOW WE WAITED. THE PROCESSION WAS OVER ONE HOUR DELAYED. YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE MIND SET THAT THIS IS A LONG PROCESS OF WAITING , STANDING , AND WALKING. I BELIEVE THE EAGLES AND CITY WANTED TO SAVOR EVERY SINGLE DROPLET OF THIS SWEET VICTORY DRINK. SO WE WAITED AND WATCHED SOME COOL THINGS LIKE PEOPLE ON TOP OF SKY RISE BUILDINGS LOOKING DOWN , SOME DRONES , SKY WRITERS WRITING " PHILLY PHILLY " AND " DILLY DILLY " , AND OF COURSE PEOPLE CLIMBING ANY POLE OR EQUIPMENT THEY COULD.  IT WAS QUITE A SCENE.

   THE PARADE OF BUSSES AND FLAT BEDS CAME BY. UNFORTUNATELY IF YOU WERE NOT 6 FOOT TALL THE SIGHT LINE WAS BARELY VISIBLE. I WAS GLAD THE KIDS WERE ON OUR SHOULDERS SO THEY COULD SEE.  AGAIN , IF I DID THIS AGAIN I WOULD OF HAD A DIFFERENT GAME PLAN. 2 COUSINS DID IT RIGHT. ONE WENT TO AN AUNTS HOUSE AND GOT ON BROAD STREET AND WAS RIGHT AGAINST THE RAILING FOR GREAT PICTURES. ANOTHER COUSIN RENTED A HOME FOR $250 VIA AIRBNB AND PARTIED THE NIGHT BEFORE AND WALKED A 1/2 BLOCK TO BROAD STREET. THESE WERE 2 VERY SMART IDEAS AND IF I WASN'T WITH A LARGE GROUP WITH YOUNG KIDS I WOULD OF DONE THE SAME. NOT SEEING THE PARADE DIRECTLY LIKE I DID AT THE PHILLIES PARADE DID TAKE A LITTLE OUT OF THE EXCITEMENT BUT I WAS STILL GLAD I WAS WITH WHEELS AND MY KIDS. I MADE JOKES AND HUGGED THEM THE WHOLE TIME.......AND LOVED EVERY SECOND. ALWAYS FUN AND EASY GOING WITH MY KIDS AND THEY RECIPROCATED.  WE TOOK SOME GREAT PICTURES AND POSTED THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

    THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS STAYING FOR THE SPEECHES SO WE HEADED BACK TO THE EL AT 15TH STREET.  THIS IS WHERE I THOUGHT WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR HOURS. WELL , AFTER ABOUT A 20 MINUTE STAND STILL THE LINE MIRACULOUSLY MOVED AND WE WERE ON THE EL IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES.  WE GOT SUPER LUCKY.  THEY MOVED US LIKE CATTLE AGAIN BUT IT WAS QUITE QUICKLY. MANY PEOPLE WERE NOT THIS LUCKY. I TALKED TO 5 DIFFERENT POLICE OFFICERS AND SEPTA COPS. I ASKED THEM ALL THE SAME QUESTION , " WERE THE PEOPLE GOOD TODAY ? " ALL OF THEM SAID YES.

   WE MADE IT BACK TO 69TH STREET GREAT AND FREE AGAIN. THAN ON THE NORRISTOWN 100 TO BRYN MAWR ( AFTER A KIDS BATHROOM BREAK ) . WE MADE GOOD TIME AND TALKED TO MANY PEOPLE ON THE RIDE. AGAIN , I ENJOYED BEING SUPER COOL WITH MY KIDS AND PLAYING JOKES WITH THEM AND THEIR FRIENDS THEY BROUGHT. ONE JOKE LIKE PLACING THE LARGE PLASTIC GREEN HORN INCHES FROM THEIR EARS WHEN THEY WERE NOT LOOKING.........I NEVER BLEW THE HORN BECAUSE WHEELS KEPT TAKING IT AWAY FROM ME. I HAD MY KIDS LAUGHING AND LOVING EVERY MOMENT OF THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE. IT WAS AWESOME !!

   AT OUR STOP WE WALK TO OUR HOUSE. I GET MY VAN AT OUR RENTAL PROPERTY AND ALL OF US MET BACK AT OUR HOUSE. THE GROUP ALL HEADED HOME RIGHT AWAY WHILE WHEELS AND MYSELF AND OUR KID'S FRIEND ORDERED PIZZA AND WATCHED THE CEREMONY ON TV FOR 2 HOURS.  WE LAUGHED AND JOKED AND TALKED ABOUT THE ENTIRE DAY WHILE WATCHING TV AND EATING PIZZA. AGAIN , LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT.

   THE BEST SPEECH WAS NO DOUBT JASON KELCE.  SOCIAL MEDIA IS ABSOLUTELY FLOODED WITH HIS MOTIVATIONAL UNDERDOG SPEECH. IT WAS EPIC AND I HAVE WATCHED IT AT LEAST 10 TIMES.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND BARTEND. MY LEGS WERE HURTING FROM STANDING ALL DAY BUT I WAS SO GLAD I GOT EVERYTHING DONE FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. MY ELDEST EVEN STOPPED BY TO SAY HELLO WITH HER FRIEND. AGAIN WE TALKED ABOUT OUR DAY. I LOVED IT.

   WATCHED THE FLYERS WIN A BIG GAME.  ALSO WATCHED ACTION NEWS AND PEOPLE BEING INTERVIEWED. MANY MANY FANS WERE STUCK WAITING FOR OVER 4 HOURS TO GET ON THE EL TO 69TH STREET. WE WAITED 20 MINUTES AND SOME PEOPLE WERE SUPER IMPATIENT ABOUT A 20 MINUTE WAIT.  OH MAN DID WE GET LUCKY BY LEAVING EARLY AND NOT WATCHING THE PRESENTATION AT THE ART MUSEUM VIA A JUMBO TRON OR TRYING TO GET TO THE ART MUSEUM'S STEPS.

  I ROLL HOME AND GIVE A PATRON RIDE. IT WAS NICE HEARING STORIES OF PATRONS GOING TO THE PARADE AND THEIR EXPERIENCES.  MAN , WHAT A SUPER BOWL AND CELEBRATION.

  WE GET A NICE TEXT FROM MY COUSIN RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THEY ARE FROM BALTIMORE AND TEXTED ME THAT OUR HOUSE ROCKS , THEIR KIDS LOVE IT , AND HOPE WE ENJOYED THE PARADE.

   WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". I HAVE SOME GENOA SALAMI AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE ALONG WITH SOME BEER AND BRANDY. I SHOULD OF BROUGHT BRANDY TO THE PARADE BUT GLAD I DIDN'T BECAUSE OF THE YOUNG KIDS. AGAIN , IF IT WAS JUST WHEELS AND I .........4 FLASKS WOULD OF TOOK THE JOURNEY.

   THIS WAS A SPECIAL DAY AND I AM GLAD I SPENT IT WITH WHEELS AND MY KIDS. I MADE OUR KIDS AND THEIR FRIENDS LAUGH ALL DAY BY PLAYING WITH THEM AND OF COURSE JOKING WITH OUR FELLOW EAGLE FANS.

   OH , THE DOG WOKE ME UP AT 3:30AM. I LET HER OUT TO PEE AND THAN WATCHED THE SUPER BOWL REPLAY FOR THE 6TH TIME. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF OUR EAGLES.

    FRIDAY      2 - 9 - 18

    STILL RECOVERING FROM THE EAGLES PARADE. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE.  1000'S OF PICTURES AND MEMORIES ON FACEBOOK FROM CLOSE FAMILY TO FRIENDS ABROAD. EVERYONE ENJOYED AND CELEBRATED THIS DAY.  I WILL RELISH THIS FOR A LONG TIME.  FINALLY THE 600 POUND GORILLA IS OFF OUR BACK.

    TECHNICALLY THE EAGLES HAVE WON THE NFL CHAMPIONSHIP 4 OTHER TIMES.  BUT IT WAS NOT THE " SUPER BOWL ". IN 1948 & 1949 THEY WON BACK TO BACK. THE 2ND TIME WITH SOME KID NAMED CHUCK BEDNARICK.  ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1960. IN 1926 THE FRANKFORD YELLOW JACKETS WON. A FRIEND OF MINE HAD THESE COLORS ON AT THE EAGLES PARADE. NOT ONE OF THESE 4 CHAMPION TEAMS EVER CELEBRATED WINNING. OF COURSE WE RACE TO 2018 AND OUR EAGLES WINNING THE SUPER BOWL AND CELEBRATING WITH OVER 3 MILLION PEOPLE WAS PRETTY DAMN SPECIAL TO SEE.

   OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE WE GET SLAMMED WITH MUSIC AND EAGLE FANS. OVER 130 PEOPLE PACKED THE NAIL.  I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE TO WORK WITH MY 2 KIDS AND THE SOUND MAN. EVERYONE WAS COOL AND THE ACTS FLOWED LIKE WATER.

   WHEELS AND A NEPHEW VISIT WHICH WAS REALLY NICE TO SEE. 

   I GET A CREDIT CARD AND GLOVES BACK TO 2 DIFFERENT PATRONS. WE REALLY PRIDE OURSELVES HERE AT THE NAIL TO GET LOST THINGS RETURNED. NEVER EVER HAVE THE ATTITUDE " IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY ". THE 2 PATRONS WERE SO HAPPY TO GET THEIR CREDIT CARD AND GLOVES BACK.

   A VERY NICE VISIT FROM MY ELDEST FRIEND AT COLLEGE. SHE IS ADORABLE AND BARTENDS AT THE NAIL WHENEVER SHE IS HOME FROM COLLEGE. SHE HELPED AND WE TALKED LATE NIGHT.  I ALSO GAVE OPEN BAR TO SOME REGULARS WHO HUNG WITH US.

   WE RAN THE SHOW VERY EFFICIENTLY WITH SO MANY ACTS AND PEOPLE.  SO GOOD WE WERE DONE BY 12 MIDNIGHT WHICH IS NICE. THOUGH WE DID HANG OUT AWHILE TOO.

   I WATCHED JASON KELCE'S SPEECH 10 TIMES. THE BEST SO FAR IS AGAIN ON FACEBOOK WHERE 100'S OF MY FAMILY FRIENDS ARE. THE SPEECH IS NO COUPLED WITH THE PLAYERS NAMED IN HIS NO MEMORABLE SPEECH. EXAMPLE  - WHEN KELCE SCREAMED OUT " ALGOHAR CAN'T CATCH " THE VIDEO WOULD HAVE ALGOHAR CATCHING A BALL FOR A TOUCHDOWN.......AND SO ON. IT WAS VERY CLEVER WHOEVER PUT IT TOGETHER.

   OH BY THE WAY , ALGOHAR'S GIRLFRIEND VIVIANA VOLPICELLI IS A PIECE OF ROYAL ASS.

    GOT HOME LATE NIGHT AND HAD PIZZA. I HATE EATING LATE NIGHT BUT WITH NO DINNER AND BEING AT THE NAIL 12 HOURS I WAS STARVING.  I STARTED WATCHING A 25 MINUTE EPISODE OF " THE RANCH " AND BEGAN FALLING ASLEEP JUST 10 MINUTES IN.

  OFF TO BED STILL ENJOYING AND RELISHING THIS EAGLES SUPER BOWL WIN.

   SATURDAY     2 - 10 - 18

   THIS DAY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO WHEELS AND I. WHY ?.....TIME TO DO OUR TAXES.

   TO PAUSE WITH ANOTHER QUICK TALE. WHEELS IS NOTORIOUS FOR TAKING BAD PICTURES. THAT MIGHT BE TOO HARSH. ACTUALLY SHE TAKES VERY GOOD PICTURES BUT JUST " TIMES " THE SNAP OF THE CAMERA BAD. I POSTED ON FACEBOOK ( AGAIN ) A REALLY GOOD GROUP SHOT AT THE EAGLES PARADE. I ALWAYS SAY BEFORE SHOOTING THE PICTURE , " ONEEEEEEE , TWOOOOOOO , THREEEEE " TO GIVE EVERYONE TIME TO SMILE OR WHATEVER.  WELL , WHEELS HAD THIS FROWN ON HER FACE. TODAY I FOUND OUT WHY. I WAS QUITE ENTERTAINED BY HER ANSWER.

   OKAY , BACK TO GETTING OUR TAXES DOWN. SO , IF I TOLD YOU YOUR TAXES WOULD TAKE 3+ HOURS AND YOU DID 90% OF THE LAYING OUT OF NUMBERS WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ?  YEAH , MOST OF YOU WOULD BE PISSED OFF. FOR WHEELS AND I.........WE LOVED EVERY SECOND. FOR US , IT'S LIKE SITTING WITH TONY SOPRANO. HERE ARE SOME UNBELIEVABLE DETAILS : (  I WILL TRY TO REMEMBER AS MANY AS I CAN )

  - HE HELPED CARSON WENTZ GET OUT OF SOME ACCOUNTING TROUBLE WITH NORTH DAKOTA STATE.  HE ACCEPTED NO MONEY AND CARSON GAVE HIM SIGNED HELMETS AND FOOTBALLS. WE SAW THE HELMET.  WORKERS WERE COMING INTO TAKE PICTURES WITH IT AND SHOW FRIENDS.

  - FREDDIE MITCHELL BRINGS IN BRENT CELEK.  HE GETS HIS TAXES DONE. CELEK OWNS A STEAK HOUSE IN PHILLY.

  - WE GET TREATED TO LUNCH.  2 OUTSTANDING CHICKEN CHEESE STEAKS WITH MUSHROOM AND ONIONS. OH , THE PIZZERIA / DELICATESSEN BARELY CHARGES THEM.  4 LARGE SANDWICHES FOR $5......TOTAL.  THE OWNER ALWAYS SAYS NO CHARGE FOR OUR GUY.

  - TRUMP DID HELP WITH TAXES. OUR GUY LOVES HIM. THE QUOTE , " IF YOU HAVE A JOB AND WORK........THIS TAX PLAN IS GREAT. IF YOU DON'T WORK AND COLLECT FROM THE GOVERNMENT......NOT SO GOOD. "

  - SIGNED AUTOGRAPH TO HIM FROM TRUMP AND HIS WIFE.

  - WE TALK ABOUT HIS KIDS , WIFE , AND LIFE STYLE.  HE CURSES ALOT. I LOVE EVERY SECOND.

  - HE OWNS 21 HORSES.

  - HE HAS 37 ACCOUNTANTS WORKING FOR HIM. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE HOSPITAL HE OWNS AND OTHER STUFF WITH MANY MORE EMPLOYEES.

  - WHILE IN VEGAS , BEFORE THE EAGLES SEASON , HE PLACES 2K FOR THE EAGLES TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL.

  - THIS IS THE BIG ONE. HE OFFERS WHEELS A JOB. WE WERE TALKING INSURANCE STUFF AND HE SAYS , " I CAN TELL YOU KNOW INSURANCE BY THE WAY YOU TALK. WHY DON'T I HIRE YOU ? "  MY JAW HITS THE GROUND.  I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF A WAY TO GET IN THIS CIRCLE FOR YEARS AND WHEELS HAS A SHOT NOW. WE WILL SEE DOWN THE ROAD. I LOVED IT !!!!

  - TRUMP'S NEW TAX LAW HELPS US RECOVER SOME MONEY IN A PONZI SCHEME MANY OF US AND HIS CLIENTS GOT INVOLVED WITH.

  - WHEELS AND I DRINK PONY ROLLING ROCKS AND COORS LIGHT.  OH , OUR GUY MET THE OWNER OF ROLLING ROCK LAST SUMMER.

  - AT A HORSE RACE WITH 150,000 PEOPLE OUR GUY IS IN THE FRONT ROW ( $1,000 A TICKET ). SITTING BEHIND HIM.....BRAD PITT. HE PLAYED WITH MR. PITT THE WHOLE TIME. BRAD ASKED HIM NOT TO MAKE A SCENE PLEASE.  OUR GUY PRETENDED NOT TOO KNOW HIM AND JUST ASKED WHAT HORSES HE LIKED. WHEN THEY WERE LEAVING OUR GUY WALKS OVER TO BRAD PITT AND SAYS AS THE ELEVATOR DOORS WERE CLOSING , " I KNOW WHO THE FUCK YOU ARE.........NOW GET OUTTA HERE. "  THEY BOTH LAUGH.

  - HE ENCOURAGES HIS WIFE TO GET PERSONAL INJURY INSURANCE............SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  SHE FIGHTS HIM ON IT BECAUSE IT IS AN EXTRA 3K A YEAR.  FINALLY SHE GETS THE POLICY AND 3 WEEKS LATER.........SHE GETS IN A VERY SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT WHERE THE VEHICLE FLIPPED. SHE RECOVERS AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS AND THE KID IN THE CAR IS SAVED BY A ROLLED UP CARPET THEY WERE MOVING OUT OF THE HOUSE. THE KID WAS BETWEEN THE CARPET AND BACK SEAT. SHE NOW COLLECTS ALMOST 10K A MONTH.

 - NEW WIFE MAKES 400K A YEAR AS A VETERINARIAN SURGEON. HE BOUGHT HER A HOSPITAL TO STAY CLOSER TO HOME AND SHE COULD CONTROL HER SCHEDULE.

 - WE MEET WITH AN ASSOCIATE IN THE BUILDING ABOUT OUR INVESTMENTS. WE ALSO MEET WITH ANOTHER ONE AND MEET SEVERAL OTHER. WE RE-ROUTE ALL OUR INVESTMENTS TO THEM.....THOUGH MOST HAVE BEEN WITH THEM ANYWAY.

  - LARGE TV SCREENS IN A VERY OFFICE.  VIA THEIR COMPUTERS THEY SHOW US DETAILS ON THE BIG TV'S WHEN DOING OUR TAXES AND HOW OUR INVESTMENTS HAVE GROWN OVER THE YEARS.

 - WE GET A TOUR OF THE BUILDING AND NEW ADDITIONS. THERE IS LARGE FLAT SCREEN TV'S EVERY WHERE....HALLWAYS , BATHROOMS , OFFICES ,CLOSETS.........ETC.  I ASKED OUR GUY , " DO YOU HAVE A CONNECTION WITH FLAT SCREEN TV'S. KINDA GOT ALOT HERE. HE RESPONDS , " YEAH THAT'S JUST ME.....NO CONNECTIONS "

 - ONE OFFICE HAS ETCHED WINDOWS WITH HORSE THEMED ARTWORK.

 - GOES TO CASINO ON A FAMILY GET AWAY. HE DECIDES TO PLAY POKER AND LET HIS KIDS AND WIFE SHOP AND DO WHATEVER.  HE WINS THE $800 BUY-IN TOURNAMENT FOR 50K. HE CASHES OUT USING POKER CHIPS. HE GIVES HIS FAMILY 5K CHIPS EACH TO CASH OUT.

 - SEE CELINE DION IN CONCERT AND LOVES IT.  THE WIFE WANTS TO SEE CHER AND HE IS NOT SO INTO IT.  HE MAKES 4 PHONES CALLS.....THE FIRST 3 TO NO AVAIL. THE 4TH CALL....." BINGO !! ". HE GETS GRETA SEATS.  HE SAID CHER WAS AWESOME.

 - COOKIES , SNACKS , AND WATER THE WHOLE TIME.

 - HIS CELL PHONE GOES OFF ABOUT EVERY 10 MINUTES.

  THERE IS A TON MORE AND WHEELS AND I ARE GIDDY WHEN LEAVING.  OUR HEADS OUR SPINNING AND WE LAUGH THE WHOLE RIDE HOME TRYING TO REMEMBER ALL THE STUFF THAT JUST HAPPENED.  OUR GUY INVITES US TO GET TOGETHER SOON. I TOLD WHEELS , " I AM PRETTY DAMN HAPPY WITH OUR LIVES.......OUR KIDS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND COOL , WE OWN PROPERTIES , MARRIED ALMOST 30 YEARS , WE TRAVEL , HAVE FRIENDS, AND YOU KNOW WHAT ?............COMPARED TO OUR GUYS LIFE.............OURS TOTALLY BLOWS. "

   BACK HOME I GIVE HALF A CHEESE STEAK TO OUR YOUNGEST.  OUR ELDEST HEAD TO THE TATTOO CONVENTION IN PHILLY AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

  I SPEND OVER 2 HOURS PREPPING THE NAIL SINCE WE HAD A BIG FRIDAY NIGHT.  I ROLL HOME AND HAVE A NICE CHINESE DINNER WITH OUR YOUNGEST. WE PLAY CARDS FOR AWHILE TOO. I LOVED IT.  WHEELS AND I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH OUR KIDS AND MAKING THEM LAUGH. ALWAYS BEING SUPER COOL WITH THEM

    FLYERS AND 76ERS WITH BIG WINS. FLYERS WIN THEIR FIRST GAME IN A SHOOT-OUT. THEY ARE NOW 1 - 7 IN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUTS. IT IS A RUNNING JOKE THAT ANYTIME THE FLYERS GO TO A SHOOT -OUT I TURN THE GAME OFF BECAUSE I KNOW THEY WILL LOSE. SIXERS GET A BIG SCARE WITH EMBIID GETTING HURT.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER ". IT WAS EXCELLENT. WE JOKE BECAUSE THERE IS ONE IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS SERIES WE ARE NOT GETTING. I MAY HAVE TO RE-WATCH THE ENDING BECAUSE AGAIN I WAS FALLING ASLEEP AT 10PM. I AM SUCH A LOSER. 

  JASON KELCE WAS IN HAVERTOWN SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AT A CARD SHOP NEAR BROOKLINE BOULEVARD AND DARBY ROAD. ALSO BEAU ALLEN WAS THERE. I HEARD THE LINE WAS 2 1/2 BLOCKS LONG. 

  THE TATTOO CONVENTION SAID " EAGLES " TATTOOS WERE OFF THE CHARTS.

  RODNEY MCLEOD WAS IN KING OF PRUSSIA....SAME LONG LINES.

  UP 3 TIMES AFTER HEADING TO BED AT 10:30PM.  TWO TO PEE AND ONE TO LET THE PUP OUT.

   WHEELS SEEN OUR ELDEST ON ACTION NEWS TWICE AT THE TATTOO CONVENTION.

   SUNDAY          2 - 11 - 18

   SOME DOUCHE FROM CALIFORNIA SAID THERE WAS 700,000 FANS AT THE SUPER BOWL PARADE IN PHILLY. SO A PHILADELPHIA ENGINEER DECIDED TO SYSTEMATICALLY USE " GOOGLE EARTH " AND MATHEMATICS TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE.  HE CAME UP WITH 3.2 MILLION. HE ALSO QUOTED IT IS DEFINITELY MORE FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE INDOORS WATCHING ALONG THE ROUTE.  HIS ESTIMATE ADDED ANOTHER 1/2 MILLION MAKING IT 3.7 MILLION.  EVEN I KNEW THERE WAS MORE THAN 700K. CHRIST , FROM DICKINSON STREET TO REED STREET WAS 700K ALONE AND THAT IS JUST 5 BLOCKS.

   A FRIEND IS IN LAS VEGAS. I TEXT HIM ,  " ARE YOU AT THE FLYERS / VEGAS GAME ? " HE TEXTED BACK , " YEP , SAW DIANA ROSS FIRST AND NOW AT THE FLYERS GAME. "  FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN AGAINST A TEAM THAT ONLY LOST 3 TIMES AT HOME THIS SEASON.........WELL , NOW 4 LOSSES.

   CHILLED AND WATCHED 2 EXCELLENT EPISODES OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER ".  WE NOW KNOW THE MAIN REASON AND THEME OF THIS SERIES. CAN'T SAY I AM A BIG FAN OF IT BUT THE SERIES IS VERY GOOD.

   YOUNGEST GOES TO A " COIN " CONCERT. THEY GOT THERE EARLY AND THE KID WAS AT THE STAGE. SHE CAUGHT A DRUM STICK.........KINDA COOL.  OH , I HAVE NO IDEA WHO " COIN " IS.

   WATCHED SOME OLYMPICS.  I FELT VERY UN-MASCULINE WHEN I WAS MAKING COMMENTARY ON THE MEN'S FIGURE SKATING.

   ELDEST GETS  RIDE BACK TO COLLEGE LATE NIGHT. THIS SAVED US FROM DRIVING HER WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. THE KID TEXTED US WHEN SHE GOT THERE.

   YOUNGEST ARRIVES HOME SUPER EXCITED FROM THE CONCERT. 

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I GOT TO ADMIT CHANGING THE MARQUEE SIGN IN 55 DEGREE WEATHER WAS VERY NICE. IT EVEN STOPPED RAINING FOR 30 MINUTES SO IT WORKED OUT PERFECT.

  SPEAKING OF RAIN.........WHENEVER HARD RAIN COMES I MUST ALWAYS CHECK OUR DRAIN AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR OUTSIDE STEPS TO THE BASEMENT. GLAD I DID BECAUSE THE DRAIN WAS CLOGGED WITH LEAVES AND DEBRIS. I CLEARED IT AND A LOUD " WHOOSH " OCCURRED............THE WHOLE POOL OF WATER DRAINED PERFECTLY.

   WHEELS AND I WATCH MOST OF A MOVIE CALLED " SNATCHED ". AMY SCHUMER DEFINITELY HAS SOME FUNNY SCENES THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD SEVERAL TIMES.  GOLDIE HAWN LOOKED BAD WITH COSMETIC SURGERY TO HER FACE AND LIPS. AGAIN , FUNNY SCENES BUT THE MOVIE WAS BAD AND NOT BELIEVABLE AT ALL.

  WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME GENOA AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE. A BEER AND SOME BRANDY AND IT WAS OFF TO BED.  THE PUP WOKE ME UP AT 3:30AM......CRAP.  STAYED UP FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR AND WENT BACK TO BED WITH THE PUP SLEEPING IN MY SPOT.  I SCOOCHED AROUND HER AND PULLED THE COMFORTER SIDEWAYS TO COVER ME. WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING ?  I DID FALL ASLEEP AND THAN AWOKEN AT 6:30AM BY MY YOUNGEST.

    WHEELS AND I ARE AT A MARRIOT HOTEL. WE DECIDE TO GO TO THEIR SHOWROOM BECAUSE SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WAS TAPING A SKIT.  THE HOUSE BAND WAS PISSED OFF ABOUT MONEY OR CONTRACTS OR SOMETHING SO THEY ALL LEFT.  A COUPLE OF MOMS IN THE AUDIENCE SAID THEIR KIDS ARE IN A BAND AND COULD PLAY IF THE PRODUCERS LIKED THEM. THE KIDS GRAB THE HOUSE INSTRUMENTS AND START PLAYING. THEY WERE AWESOME ! THEY HAVE THIS BLUE GRASS / COUNTRY SOUND. AFTER THE TAPING WHICH WAS PRETTY FUN TO WITNESS WHEELS AND I HEAD BACK TO OUR ROOM.  A MAID AND BELL HOP ARE CLEANING OUR ROOM AND MAKING OUR BEDS AT A VERY STRANGE TIME OF NIGHT.  I SAID IT WAS NOT NECESSARY BUT THEY WERE ALMOST FINISHED.  AFTER 5 MINUTES THEY LEAVE. I GO TO OUR CLOSET TO CHECK OUR LUGGAGE AND THEIR IS ONE EXTRA PIECE. I LOOK INSIDE AND IT IS A HUGE PLASTIC PACKAGE IN THE SHAPE OF A SQUARE AND GREEN. I QUICKLY DEDUCE IT IS MARIJUANA.  I STARTED THINKING , " WOW , I COULD SELL THIS FOR $200 A 1/2 OUNCE. THERE HAS TO BE 10 POUNDS HERE. THAT IS A TON OF MONEY. " I MOVED THE POT TO OUR BEDROOM AND INTO MY LARGER LUGGAGE. THREE MINUTES LATER THE BELL HOP KNOCKS ON THE DOOR. HE ASKS ME , " SIR , CAN I CHECK YOUR ROOM ONE LAST TIME FOR CLEANLINESS ? "  WE WALK ACROSS THE SEMI-WET TILE IN THE FOYER AREA. IT IS KINDA SLIPPERY SO WE TAKE OUR TIME. HE CHECKS THE CLOSET WHERE I JUST WAS AND SEEMS PERPLEXED. HE THANKS ME AND LEAVES. RIGHT THERE AND THAN I KNEW IT WAS HIS POT..................................dream ends.

    MONDAY      2 - 12 - 18

    JUST SAYING.......FLYERS AND 76ERS ARE UNDEFEATED SINCE THE EAGLES WON THE SUPER BOWL.

    FIXED AN OUTSIDE GUTTER AND DRAIN. MAN , ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

    WATCHED SOME EPISODES OF " THE RANCH ".  THIS SERIES IS REALLY PRETTY GOOD.  

    NEW SNUGGLING RULES WITH MY YOUNGEST. THE KID DOES NOT SEEM TO LIKE MY NEW 24 / 7 SNUGGLING SUGGESTION.  I HAD HER LAUGHING AND GROANING LIKE THE PUP AT ME.

    WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. 

    THE PUP CRACKS US UP AT LEAST 10 TIMES A DAY.  WE SPOIL HER BUT IT IS FUN AND JOYFUL EVERY DAY.  ALL OF US COVER HER WITH EXTRA BLANKETS WHENEVER SHE IS LAYING ON A BED.......TOO FUNNY.

    I AM STILL REELING FROM OUR SUPER BOWL WIN BY OUR EAGLES.  FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS ARE STILL BE FLOODED.  SOME FAMILY MEMBERS REALLY HAD SOME CLEVER POSTS.

    76ERS WITH ANOTHER NICE WIN.......GOOD TO SEE.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I WAS BARTENDER , DOORMAN , AND SOUNDMAN FOR THE NIGHT.  I WAS VERY SURPRISED THAT WE HAD A NICE LITTLE CROWD. IT WAS A NICE MIX OF OLDER PARENTS AND YOUNGER FANS. I TOLD THE FIRST ACT , " YOU MIGHT WANT TO ADJUST YOUR LYRICS AND SONGS TO THE CROWD ".  ONE SINGER WAS VERY COOL AND SAID BEFORE PERFORMING , " WE WILL NOT GET OFFENDED IF YOU LEAVE DURING OUR SET AND GET SOME CHEETOHS OR SOMETHING AT 7/11 NEXT DOOR. "  WELL , SOME PEOPLE DID AS THEY CURSED THROUGH THEIR SONGS. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE POINT IS TO GAIN FANS. KEEP YOUR STYLE AND MUSIC BUT ADJUST JUST ALITTLE. THEY DID NOT BUT THEIR STATEMENTS BETWEEN SONGS DID HELP AND WARN PEOPLE OF THE LANGUAGE.

    GOT TO THANK OUR FRIENDS " KNIGHTLIFE ".  THEY PLAYED HERE MANY TIMES AND PUT ON ANOTHER SOLID SET. THEY BROUGHT THEIR CROWD AND GAVE ALL THEIR COVER CHARGE TO THE OPENING OUT OF STATE ACT. THAT IS PRETTY COOL.

    I ALSO MUST THANK THE DRUMMER OF KNIGHTLIFE FOR FIGURING OUT HOW TO ADD A SMALL MIXING BOARD TO OUR MASTER MIXING BOARD. IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS , THE DRUMMER FIGURED IT OUT. WE NOW HAVE 2 MIXING BOARDS FOR ADDED MICS AND MORE.................KINDA COOL.

    WATCHING SOME OLYMPICS......SOME OF IT IS PRETTY COOL. STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT CURLING. ISN'T THIS KINDA LIKE SHUFFLE BOARD I PLAY AT OUR SWIM CLUB ?

     I FOUND MYSELF STOPPING WHATEVER I WAS DOING AND WATCHED BILL AND MELINDA GATES TALK ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA.  I FIGURE WHEN BILLIONAIRES TALK MAYBE I SHOULD LISTEN. THOUGH I MUST ADMIT THE FIRST THING I SAW WAS AN INTERVIEW OF THE 2ND AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN TO MAKE THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE COVER. JESUS.........BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND SEEMS LIKE A GOOD KID.

    ENJOYED THE MUSIC AND FANS TONIGHT. SOME REGULARS WERE COOL TOO AS ALWAYS.  A PATRON ASKED ME FOR A RIDE HOME AND I SAID NO PROBLEM.  HE TRIED TO CANCEL UBER BUT THAT COST MORE THAN THE RIDE......SO HE HAD TO TAKE UBER HOME INSTEAD OF ME FOR FREE.

   BACK HOME LATE NIGHT TO SNACK ON HEALTHY GARLIC CHIPS , SHARP CHEESE , AND A GLASS OF WINE.  I KNOW THIS IS BAD BUT I AM FAT. 

    TUESDAY       2 - 13 - 18

   MY FAULT. TOTALLY JINXED THE FLYERS. I ACTUALLY WAS SICK TO MY STOMACH ON THE CRUSHING LOSS TONIGHT. YESTERDAY I WROTE THE FLYERS AND 76ERS HAVE NOT LOST SINCE THE EAGLES WON THE SUPER BOWL. I INSTANTLY KNEW THEY LOSE TONIGHT.

   TWO TIMES THE FLYERS BLEW A 2 GOAL LEAD.  TWO NEW JERSEY FANS IN OUR HOME BUILDING GOT TO CHEER AND JUMP UP & DOWN LIKE GIDDY HORNY RABBITS.  OUR FANS GO HOME CRUSHED. THE DEVILS WERE LOSING THE WHOLE GAME.....NEVER HAD A LEAD !!!!! THE DEVILS PULL THE GOALIE AND TIE THE GAME WITH 90 SECONDS LEFT. IN OVER-TIME THE FLYERS HAVE SOLID CHANCES AND THEIR GOALIE STYMIES ALL OF THEM. IT GOES TO A SHOOT-OUT WHERE THE DEVILS ARE 244 - 1 AND THE FLYERS ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE NHL SINCE THE SHOOT-OUT WAS INDUCTED 15 YEARS AGO 1 - 270..............ABSOLUTELY LAST. YES , IN 15 YEARS I CAN ONLY REMEMBER THE FLYERS WINNING 1 SHOOT-OUT.  IT WAS OVER HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL AT A CHARITY MATCH. THE FLYERS WON 1 - 0 AFTER 24 ROUNDS.  THE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM RAN OUT OF PLAYERS SO THE MASCOT HAD THE LAST ATTEMPT.......HE HIT THE POST. GIROUX SCORED WHEN THE GOALIE COULD NOT HOLD HIS PEE AND WENT TO THE BATHROOM. GIROUX SCORED WITH THE NET EMPTY. HE HIT THE INSIDE OF THE POST BUT THE PUCK SLID IN.

    I DROVE HOME JUST SICKENED THE FLYERS LOST.  YES , I HAVE NO LIFE AND FOLLOW SPORTS TOO MUCH.  OH WELL , BACK TO US PHILLY FANS GETTING GUT PUNCHED AGAIN.

   SORRY.....LITTLE RANT THERE.

    LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW THIS SUNDAY. WE MAY TALK ALITTLE ABOUT THE EAGLES.

    I FINISHED WATCHING " THE RANCH ".  CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS SINCE THE MAIN ACTOR AND PRODUCER FOR THE SHOW WAS CHARGED WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT / RAPE AND WAS LET GO.

    SHAUN WHITE......AWESOME !! HE WINS HIS 3RD GOLD MEDAL IN 3 OLYMPICS IN THE HALF PIPE. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE. THIS IS PRETTY COOL ESPECIALLY AFTER LAST YEAR WHERE HE CRASHED ON HIS FACE AND HAD 60 STITCHES. IT WAS A BRILLIANT WIN.  OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , THE FIRST QUESTION AT A PRESS CONFERENCE WAS ABOUT THE SEX ALLEGATIONS OF A FEMALE DRUMMER IN HIS BAND. THEY SETTLED OUT OF COURT IN 2016.

    SCOTT BAIO , ANOTHER PERSON COMES OUT ABOUT SEX ALLEGATIONS.

     PRESIDENT TRUMP - I AM NOT A SUPPORTER OF TRUMP BY ANY MEANS BUT I KNOW HIS FOLLOWERS WILL THINK THIS IS SUPER COOL.  TRUMP'S ATTORNEY , WHO IS A PERSON CLOSE TO HIM AS HIS FAMILY , ANNOUNCED THAT TRUMP DID BANG A PORN STAR IN COLORADO WHILE HIS WIFE WAS PREGNANT. THIS LAWYER GAVE THE PORN STAR $130,000 OUT OF HIS POCKET AS HUSH MONEY. NOW I KNOW THE TRUMPS SUPPORTS ARE GOING TO FEEL ( AND NOT SAY ) " FUCK YEAH , OUR PRESIDENT BANGED A PORN STAR !! "

    CHILLED WITH MY YOUNGEST FOR A LITTLE BIT. ALSO ENJOYED HANGING WITH THE PUP WHILE TRYING TO REST. I TRY TO TAKE IT EASY DURING THE DAY SINCE I WORK AT NIGHT. MONDAY NIGHT WORKING FROM 6PM TO 1AM WAS FUN BUT TOOK A TOLL ON MY BODY A LITTLE BIT.

    LADY DRIVES UP TO A 114 MPH.  SHE CALLS POLICE CLAIMING HER ACCELERATOR IS STUCK.  SHE SCREAMS DOWN THE HIGHWAY PASSING VEHICLES FOR A GOOD PERIOD OF TIME. SHE HAS NO CLUE WHAT TO DO.  I HAVE ONE..........PUT THE FUCKING CAR IN " NEUTRAL !!!!!! " HOW GOD DAMN DUMB CAN YOU BE ??!!

    GIRLS AND HAIR CUTS.......I DON'T GET IT.  EVERY OTHER MONTH STYLING , CUTTING , AND COLORING. THE STYLIST DOES COME TO OUR HOUSE WHICH IS COOL. IN FACT SHE CAME TO OUR HOUSE TODAY ON A MIX-UP OF DATES. NO BIG DEAL. ONE HOUR LATER SHE IS WALKING AWAY WITH $120 PLUS A TIP. NOW THAT IS A DAMN GOOD SIDE-JOB.

    HUNGER ALL DAY......SO SUCKS BEING FAT.

    " BLACK PANTHER " GETTING VERY GOOD REVIEWS.

    OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE I STOCKED BEER FOR ALITTLE BIT , MESSED WITH OUR NEW PIGGY BACK MIXER , AND CLEANED 2 BEER BINS.  I CAN NOT SAY THIS WAS FUN.  THE PAIN OF THE FLYERS GAMES WAS NOT FUN EITHER.

    SLOW NIGHT AND PEOPLE LEAVE BY 10PM. OF COURSE THE PHONE RINGS AND ITS A GIRL ASKING WILL I STAY OPEN. I TOLD THE GIRL NO AND HEADED HOME.

     SODA WATER AND NO SNACKS. OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP.....AFTER I LET HER OUT.

     WEDNESDAY        2 - 14 - 18

    UN......FUCKING.......IMAGINABLE.

    I AM REALLY GETTING SICK OF GUNS , AUTOMATIC WEAPONS , BOMBS , AND ANY OTHER THING THAT CAN CAUSE MASS DESTRUCTION.  THIS HAS GONE WAY TOO GOD DAMN FAR WITH THE BULLSHIT OF THE CONSTITUTION WRITTEN SO DAMN LONG AGO.  THE " I HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTECT MYSELF " HAS TO BE RE-EVALUATED. THIS IS FROM A PERSON WHO OWNS GUNS AND RIFLES.

   TODAY A 19 YEAR DISGRUNTLED KID KILLED 17 AT A FLORIDA SCHOOL HE WAS EXPELLED AT AND WOUNDED 15 MORE. MOST LIKELY THIS NUMBER WILL GO UP. HIS STEP MOTHER PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY OF THE FLU AND HIS ADOPTIVE FATHER EARLIER IN THE YEAR SO HE WAS DISTRAUGHT.  HE PURCHASED AN ASSAULT RIFLE LEGALLY AND DECIDED TO SHOOT UP THE STUDENTS. IMAGINE IF THIS WAS YOUR KID'S SCHOOL ? IMAGINE THE PAIN ? , THE ANGUISH ? , AND THE LIFE TIME SUFFERING OF THESE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG ADULTS. IT IS TIME TO FUCKING CHANGE EVERYTHING ABOUT OWNING GUNS !!  THIS TOTAL BULLSHIT ABOUT PROTECTING ONESELF IN CASE THE NORTH KOREANS INVADE YOUR HOUSE IS ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS.  IT IS TIME TO COME UP WITH A MEDIUM FOR ALL GUN OWNERS AND PEOPLE WHO FUCKING HATE GUNS TO THE CORE.

    WE ARE THE ONLY FUCKING COUNTRY THIS HAPPENS IN...........THINK ABOUT THAT ??!!!

    HOW ABOUT SOME NEW LAWS ?

  - AGAIN , FOR THE 1000TH TIME , CAN WE FOLLOW OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE GREAT BRITAIN AND AUSTRALIA WHO HAVE GUN DEATHS 95% LESS THAN THE UNITED STATES ?  WOULD IT BE THAT FUCKING HARD TO USE THEM AS AN EXAMPLE SINCE THEY HAVE PROVED THEIR GUN LAWS WORK ?

  - NO ONE CAN OWN A FUCKING AUTOMATIC GUN. GET RID OF THEM !!

  - SO NOW THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE COMES UP. OKAY , TREAT EVERYONE , KEEP AN EYE ON SOCIAL MEDIA , REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR , GETTING A GUN MUST BE HARDER THAN MEETING THE PRESIDENT , OR GET RID OF GUNS. 

  - HOW ABOUT NO ONE OWN A GUN UNDER THE AGE OF , 40 , 50 , 60 OR 70 ? THESE ARE THE AGES YOU NEED PROTECTION OF YOUR HOME. IF YOU ARE SO FUCKING HELL BENT IN PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY THAN LET'S SET AN AGE FOR OWNING A GUN.  MOST PARENTS ARE 30+ YEARS OLD. HOW ABOUT WE START THERE ?...........NO OWNERSHIP OF GUNS UNDER THE AGE OF 30.  OH , YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF ?.....SAME FUCKING RULE.

  - HOW ABOUT NO GUN IS EVER ALLOWED OFF YOUR PROPERTY.....EVER. IF YOU ARE SO FUCKING BENT OUT OF SHAPE TO PROTECT YOUR FUCKING FARM , CHICKENS , AND NORTH KOREANS COMING AT YOU THAN KEEP YOUR GOD DAMN ASSAULT RIFLES IN YOUR HOME. AS SOON AS YOUR GUN COMES OFF YOUR PROPERTY ....YOU GET SHOT.

  - ALL HIGH POWER AUTOMATIC GUNS HAVE TRACKING SYSTEMS. IF YOU DISABLE THE DEVICE THE GUN EXPLODES.

  - THE BULLSHIT OF PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE NOT GUNS IS MISGUIDED.  TAKE THE GOD DAMN GUNS AWAY AND IT WILL STOP BY 99%. WHY CAN'T WE SEE THIS ?? 

 - MONEY IS THE MAIN MOTIVATOR FOR KEEPING GUNS AROUND. PLEASE DON'T GIVE ME THE SHIT THAT YOUR PROTECTING YOUR HOUSE AND FAMILY.  A STUDY SAID 75% OF THE TIME A PERSON PROTECTING THEMSELVES HURT THEMSELVES AND NOT THE PERPETRATOR WHEN DISPENSING A FIREARM.

  - THERE ARE A LOT OF PASSIONATE PEOPLE ABOUT OWNING GUNS.  I SAY WHAT ARE YOU MORE PASSIONATE ABOUT ?.....GUNS OR YOUR FAMILY?  THIS HAS TO STOP NOW.  THERE IS A MEDIUM TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY.  GET RID OF THE ASSAULT GUNS , GET RID OF THE AUTOMATIC HAND GUNS , KEEP HAND GUNS THAT SHOOT WAY LESS ROUNDS , KEEP GUNS ON YOUR PROPERTY ONLY , KEEP GUNS AT A GOVERNMENT FACILITY FOR HUNTING AND THEY MUST BE RETURNED BY 4PM , RETURN THE GUNS EACH DAY , ........ I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND.

  - THIS IS THE FUCKING 18TH SCHOOL SHOOTING THIS YEAR ALONE. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!  OTHER COUNTRIES HAVEN'T HAD 18 SCHOOL SHOOTINGS SINCE THEY BECAME COUNTRIES. WHEN WILL WE FUCKING LEARN ??!!

    I DON'T GET IT AT ALL.  PEOPLE HIDE BEHIND THE CONSTITUTION THAT WAS WRITTEN OVER 230 YEARS AGO.  I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS !!!  YES , YOU DO.....WHEN YOU OWNED A FUCKING HORSE AND YOUR SON WAS BANGING A SHEEP IN THE BARN. TIMES HAVE CHANGED AND SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE ABOUT THESE HORRIFIC OCCURRENCES THAT HAPPEN MORE THAN TWICE A MONTH.  I COULD NOT FATHOM OR CONCEIVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING AT MY KIDS SCHOOL. 

   HOW ARE POLITICIANS NOT LEAPING OUT OF THEIR SEATS TO GET RID OF THE ASSAULT RIFLES AND GUNS ??  HOW IS THIS COUNTRY NOT SO ENRAGED OVER THESE SENSELESS MURDERS ??  IT HAS GONE WAS TOO DAMN FAR. 

   IT COMES DOWN TO WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT .........OWNING GUNS OR SAVING COUNTLESS YOUNG LIVES ?  GUNS NEVER SAVE LIVES SO DON'T GIVE ME THAT BULLSHIT. GUNS ARE EVIL. GUNS KILL. GUNS MUST BE ERADICATED OFF OUR COUNTRY. DO BE AN IDIOT AND SAY , " THAN OUR MILITARY SHOULD HAVE NO GUNS ? "  YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE DUMB FUCK.  THIS IS MY VIEW.  MY OPINION WILL NEVER BECOME REALITY SO WHY CAN'T THERE BE A MIDDLE GROUND SOMEWHERE ?  

   I AM SICKENED , SADDENED , AND ABSOLUTELY HEART BROKEN FOR THE FAMILIES IN FLORIDA.  A TOTAL NIGHTMARE THAT I COULD NOT EVER IMAGINE IN MY WORST NIGHTMARES.  FUCK YOU GUNS.

    THURSDAY        2 - 15 - 18

   I OWN GUNS. THE FAMILY I MARRIED INTO 30 YEARS AGO HAS A SHIT LOAD OF GUNS. I POSTED ON FACEBOOK THE PICTURES OF THE PEOPLE MURDERED IN FLORIDA. I THINK SOMETHING MUST BE DONE NOW.

   I KEEP THINKING OF THE KID'S FACES WHO WERE SNUFFED OUT BY SOME ASSHOLE SCUM WHO WAS TOO FUCKING PUSSY WHIPPED TO PUT A BULLET IN HIS OWN USELESS HEAD.  THIS ONE LOWLIFE HAS AFFECTED 1000'S OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I CAN'T SHAKE THIS OUT OF MY MIND. I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR LIFE SIT ON A RIFLE AND FIRE AWAY UNTIL YOUR BALLS HIT THE ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH. WHY FUCKING AFFECT OTHERS ??!!

   BACK TO MY MEANINGLESS LIFE COMPARED TO THE REAL WORLD AND THE SHIT GOING ON.

   CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. SOMETIMES I WILL SEARCH " CURB ALERTS ".  I DROVE MY YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL AND ON THE WAY I HOME I SAW THE STUFF BEING THROWN OUT FROM A HOUSE MOVE.  I GOT HOME AND CHANGED VEHICLES.  I DROVE TO THE PROPERTY AND 30 SECONDS LATER A GUY WHO LOOKED HOMELESS PULLS UP IN A SHITTY LITTLE CAR FROM THE 70'S. I ALREADY LOADED IN A LAWN MOWER AND WEED WHACKER. I TOOK 2 BROOMS ( ALWAYS NEED BROOMS ) AND SAID TO THE GUY , " YOU HERE FOR THE SAME REASON I AM. " HE RESPONDS , " YUP. "

  BACK HOME I UNLOAD EVERYTHING AND MESS WITH THE LAWN MOWER. I GET THE PUP TO HANG WITH ME TOO. I FIGURE THIS MOWER HAS NOT BEEN STARTED SINCE THE SUMMER. IT IS IN GOOD SHAPE BUT I COULD NOT GET IT TO START. ON A NICER DAY I WILL TRY TO CLEAN THE CARBURETOR. IF THAT DOESN'T WORK I WILL CALL MY HISPANIC MECHANIC ( LIKE THAT RHYME ) . IF FIXED I WILL GIVE THIS MOWER TO OUR RENTER.

   BEEN PLAYING AN INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME AGAINST A GOOD PLAYER OVER THE LAST 7 DAYS. EACH NIGHT WE MAKE ABOUT 5 MOVES.  HE WAS WINNING BY 70 POINTS MOST OF THE GAME. I HAD 3 MOVES LEFT.  I PLACED AN 8 LETTER WORD TO GET ME WITHIN 10 POINTS.  I PLACED AN 8 POINT WORD TO SET-UP THE COUP DE GRACE.  WITH NO LETTERS LEFT I THOUGHT IF HE GOES OUT HE WINS THE GAME. I HAD 2 LETTERS LEFT FOR A BIG 33 POINT SCORE. THIS MORNING HE PLACED A MEANINGLESS WORD FOR 10 POINTS. I PLACED THE 33 POINT WORD " LEZ " TO WIN THE GAME.  HE PLAYFULLY CURSED AT ME VIA THE CHAT ROOM. I REPLIED , " WHO DOESN'T LIKE LESBIANS ? ". HE REPLIED , " GOOD POINT. " ( YES , I AM A LOSER FOR PLAYING SCRABBLE )

   BROUGHT TOOLS TO THE NAIL. I FIXED ANY BARSTOOL THAT WAS LOOSE. I ALSO MADE A TON OF BAND PHONE CALLS.  AFTER STOCKING BEER I DECIDED TO LOOK AT A GAS POWERED LEAF BLOWER. EARLIER IN THE DAY I WORKED ON IT IN MY BASEMENT. IT STARTED.  THAN I BROUGHT IT OUTSIDE AND IT WAS HARD TO START BUT I GOT IT TO WORK. I LEAF BLOW OUR PATIO.  I DID HAVE TO MACGYVER THE SNOUT OF THE MACHINE BECAUSE 3 FEET OF OF THE LONG SPOUT WAS MISSING. I USED A PIECE OF TIN DUCT WORK ,  SLID IT INTO THE MACHINE , AND THAN SLID A 2ND LARGER PLASTIC VACUUM PIECE OVER THE TIN DUCT WORK.........NEVER KNOW IT WAS DOCTORED.  OH , IT WORKED EXCELLENT AT THE NAIL.

  GEE , SNOW STORM COMING IN ON SATURDAY NIGHT RIGHT AT 7PM. ALL WEEK IT WAS PEACEFUL NOW ON THIS POTENTIALLY BIG NIGHT........WELL , YOU KNOW........BLOW.

   GOT A TON DONE AT THE NAIL. PLAYED ALITTLER POKER AND SCRABBLE BUT GOT OUT OF THERE BEFORE MIDNIGHT. I GAVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME SINCE IT WAS RAINING.

    WATCH AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". DID NOT KNOW THIS WAS A MARVEL SHOW UNTIL I SAW STAN LEE MAKE HIS 5 SECOND CAMEO. HE ALWAYS MAKES SOME KIND OF APPEARANCE ON EVERY ONE OF HIS 100 CHARACTER SERIES OR MOVIES.  THE SHOW IS VERY GOOD WITH ONE FLAW. I REALLY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH AN 80 POUND SMOKING HOT ASIAN GIRL BEATING UP 250 POUND GUYS. I DON'T CARE IF BRUCE LEE TRAINED HER........SHE'S FRICKIN' 80 POUNDS !!  ONE PUNCH AND SHE WAKES UP ON A BARGE. BESIDES THAT , IT IS VERY GOOD. OH SHE LOOKS SUPER HOT IN A BIKINI BUT I DON'T LIKE HER SQUARE BUTT.

   LISTENED TO A VERY GOOD COMPILATION OF THE EAGLES SEASON ON 94.1 FM. I ACTUALLY SAT IN MY CAR UNTIL IT WAS DONE.

   MADE A BAD MISTAKE. WHEN I GOT HOME I HAD NO SNACKS OR BOOZE. THAT'S A GOOD THING I GUESS.  I WALK THE PUP. I GO TO BED AND START TO WATCH TV.  I ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE 2 MOVIES MADE AT ONE TIME.  BOTH WERE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD.  ONE WAS CALLED " FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS ". THIS WAS VERY GOOD AND STRICTLY SHOWS THE AMERICAN SIDE OF THE BRUTAL BATTLE ON THE ISLAND OF IWO JIMA. THE MOVIE WAS RELEASED IN 2006 AND I SAW IT. IT WAS REMARKABLE AND PAINFUL TO SEE THE TRUE RE-ENACTMENTS.  TONIGHT WAS THE SISTER MOVIE CALLED " LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA ".  I DID NOT SEE THIS MOVIE WHICH WAS THE ALTERNATE VIEW OF THIS BLOODY INSANE BATTLE. IT WAS STRICTLY FROM THE JAPANESE SIDE. BY 1:30AM , I WAS TOO TIRED TO CONTINUE WATCHING IT.  THE MOVIE WAS VERY GOOD AND ALL IN ENGLISH CAPTIONS.

     FRIDAY       2 - 16 - 18

      I'M GOING TO BED.....SO POOP HERE.

     BEEN WATCHING SOME OLYMPICS AND TRYING TO GET INTO IT.  ONE SPORT THAT IS TOTAL BAD ASS IS THE " SUPER G " SKIERS. JESUS THEY ARE GOING FRIGGIN' FAST.  ONE DOUCHE BAG REPORTER WROTE THAT LINDSEY VONN " WHINED " ABOUT HER #1 POSITION IN THE DRAW. SKIING FIRST IS A DISADVANTAGE. ANYWAY , SHE PLACED 6TH AND WAS DISAPPOINTED BUT OKAY WITH IT SINCE SHE HAD 2 MORE RACES TO GO. WHEELS AND I SAW THE INTERVIEW AND SHE WAS FAR FROM WHINING. IN FACT , SHE WAS SUPER COOL ABOUT IT.

     SO APPARENTLY ALL KINDS OF RED FLAGS WERE UP FOR THE FUCKING DICKHEAD KID WHO SHOT UP AND MURDERED INNOCENT KIDS AND ADULTS AT THE FLORIDA SCHOOL.  FUCKING F.B.I. DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS ONE BIG TIME. THE NEWS ONLY SHOWED TWO 3 SECOND SEGMENTS OF PARENTS OUTRAGED AND YELLING WHEN SPEAKING AT A FLORIDA COURT HOUSE.  I SAID TO WHEELS , " THEY SHOULD SHOW EVERY PARENT SCREAMING RAGE AT OUR GOVERNMENT FOR NOT RE-ACTING TO ALL INQUIRES ON PSYCHOS.  OH.........THE LOWLIFE SCUM OF THE EARTH KILLER PLEADED GUILTY IF THERE WAS NO DEATH SENTENCE.

    SO MUCH HATE AND ANGER IN THIS WORLD.....FUCKING HATE IT. ( I KNOW THE OXYMORON THERE )

    ANOTHER SMOKING HOT CHICK COMES OUT AND SAID SHE WAS BANGING TRUMP FOR ALMOST A YEAR AND GOT PAID TOO. THIS IS SO COOL AND MANLY THAT OUR PRESIDENT BANGS HOT GIRLS. ( THERE MAY BE SOME SARCASM THERE )

    SICKNESS SPREADING AGAIN IN OUR HOUSE.....NOT GOOD.

    FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN AT COLUMBUS. THEY HAVE NOT WON THERE IN 28 YEARS. THEY WON IN OVERTIME. THANK GOODNESS IT DID NOT GO TO A SHOOT-OUT.

    WHEELS AND I WATCHED EMMY NOMINATED MOVIE " FENCES ".  DENZEL WASHINGTON STARS AND CO-PRODUCED THIS MOVIE. BASICALLY IT IS ABOUT A DISGRUNTLED OLD MAN WHO MISSED HIS SHOT AT BASEBALL. HIS MISSED OPPORTUNITY ESCALATES HIS DAILY LIFE AS A FATHER AND HUSBAND ESPECIALLY WHEN HIS SON HAS A POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIP TO A COLLEGE FOR FOOTBALL.  OVERALL , IT'S A GOOD MOVIE BUT VERY SLOW MOVING. THE BEST THING ABOUT WATCHING THIS MOVIE.......WE TURNED ON THE FIRE PLACE. MAN, IT WARMS THE ROOM AWESOME.

    I ALSO WATCHED A " NIKITA ".......VERY GOOD.

    YOUNGEST GOES THRIFT SHOPPING WITH FRIENDS AND THAN OUT TO DINNER AT ANOTHER FRIENDS HOUSE. I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS KID HAS A SLIGHT FEVER AND SLIGHT COUGH.  WHEELS IS NOT TOO FAR BEHIND.

     ALSO , A FRIEND FROM FLORIDA CAME IN FOR A VISIT. I WONDER HOW CLOSE SHE WAS TO THE SHOOTING. 

     OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT LIKE ASS. UP AT 5:30AM , I COULD HEAR WHEELS COUGHING BIG TIME. BY 7:30AM I GAVE HER " TUSSIN DM ".

      I MOVE AROUND THE HOUSE THIS MORNING.  I NOTICE SMALL PIECES OF CARD BOARD LAID ON OUR FLOOR IN THE MAIN ROOM. THE CARD BOARD IS IN A SPOT ONLY 1 FOOT BY 1 FOOT.....A VERY SMALL AREA.  FIRST THING I THOUGHT WAS THE PUP PEED ON THE RUG LATE LAST NIGHT AND SOMEONE WAS TOO TIRED TO CLEAN IT UP AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.  I WAITED FOR WHEELS TO GET UP. I HAVE THE STORY. REMEMBER WHERE I TRY TO MAKE WHEELS CRY LAUGH AT LEAST ONCE A DAY ?.......WELP , HERE IT COMES.

  ME - " WHEELS , HOW COME THERE IS CARD BOARD IN THAT SMALL AREA ON THE FLOOR ? "

  WHEELS - " OH , NELLIE HAD A STINKY BUTT LAST NIGHT SO BEFORE I WENT TO BED I TOLD HER IF SHE HAD TO POOP SHE WAS TO GO RIGHT THERE. "

  ME - ( WHEELS KNOWS A JOKE IS COMING ) - " SO , YOU EXPECTED THE DOG TO LINE UP HER ASSHOLE OVER THAT TINY CARD BOARD AREA AND POOP ? "

   WHEELS ROARS LAUGHS AND COUGHS NON STOP FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES.

   SATURDAY     2 - 17 - 18

   THE SNOW COMES AT THE ABSOLUTELY WORSE TIME. AGAIN A WEEKEND SNOW DISRUPTS OUR 4 BAND NIGHT.  A BIG CROWD WAS EXPECTED AND WE DID ABOUT HALF.  TO SEE ABOUT 40 PEOPLE COME THROUGH WAS STILL NICE BUT I JUST SHAKE ME HEAD THAT EVERY DAMN SNOW STORM IS ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY.

   I POSTED A VIDEO OF A COURAGEOUS FEMALE STUDENT WHO GAVE A PASSIONATE SPEECH ON THE FLORIDA MASSACRE.  IT WAS HER SCHOOL AND NEIGHBORHOOD. SHE MAKES EYE OPENING POINTS ON THE N.R.A. , POLITICIANS , AND GUN LAWS.  LOOK FOR A NEW MOVEMENT CALLED " WE CALL B.S. !! "  EXCELLENT SPEECH WHICH I AGREED WITH EVERYTHING THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG KID SAID.  LOOK FOR A YOUNG GIRL WHO HAS A SHAVED HEAD ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLET.  IT WAS BEEN VIEWED OVER 9 MILLION TIMES.

    FLORIDA DICKHEAD SHOOTER HAD A SHIT LOAD OF WARNING SIGNS.  F.B.I. CONTACTED.  FAMILY SERVICES CONTACTED. SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS ABOUT WANTING TO SHOOT UP A SCHOOL. POLICE CONTACTED OVER 20 TIMES.  ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! THE F.B.I. NEVER RESPONDED.. LOCAL SHERIFF RESPONDED BUT DID DICK.

    HEARD ON THE RADIO A PROFESSOR OF LAWS AND WAR.  HE TEACHES AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. HE TALKED ABOUT THE 2ND AMENDMENT WHERE PEOPLE GET SO BENT OUT OF SHAPE.  THE MAIN CRY OF GUN OWNERS , " I HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT MYSELF WHEN WE GET INVADED BY NORTH KOREA !! "  YEP , GOOD POINT. I WILL PROTECT THE NAIL WHEN THE FAT GUY FROM NORTH KOREA COMES THROUGH OUR DOORS FOR CHICKEN FINGERS. THAT COULD BE THE STUPIDEST POINT I EVER HEARD. ANYWAY , THIS LAW EXPERT SAID THE 2ND AMENDMENT WAS NOT MEANT FOR INDIVIDUALS " TO BEAR ARMS " BUT IT WAS FOR NATIONS TO BEARS ARMS AGAINST OPPOSERS. BASICALLY MEANING , WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BUILD AND ARMY TO PROTECT OURSELVES AS A STATE.......OR BACK THAN.......BUILD A MILITIA.  SEVERAL CALLERS CHIMED IN WITH REALLY STUPID SUGGESTIONS LIKE PUBLIC EXECUTIONS ON E.S.P.N. OR PUT GOD BACK INTO SCHOOL BECAUSE PRAYERS WILL HELP.  SORRY , I CAN'T AGREE WITH THAT. PRAYERS AND GOOD THOUGHTS DO ABSOLUTELY DICK. KIDS MUST BE TAUGHT FROM AN EARLY AGE BY PARENTS AND SCHOOLS WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG. YES , TEACH ABOUT GOD , RELIGION , BELIEFS , AND EVERYTHING ELSE RIGHTEOUS.  THE MORALS HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT THE WINDOW. I KNOW EACH KID HAS CERTAIN AND SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES SOMETIMES.........NO FATHER , NO MOTHER , POOR , DRUGS , MENTAL ISSUES , AND MORE. BUT THE MAIN THING IS TOO SEE THE WARNING SIGNS SO MUCH FASTER.

    A FRIEND COMES IN FROM FLORIDA AND WE HAVE A 4 EXTRA YOUNG ADULTS SLEEPING OVER.  OUR ELDEST CAME IN TOO. SO , FOR THE SPECIAL OCCASION WHEELS AND I DECIDED TO TAKE THE KIDS TO DINNER.  IT WAS WONDERFUL AND FUN.  OUR PARTY OF 8 PEOPLE HAD A PRIVATE ROOM AT SHANGRI LA HIBACHI RESTAURANT.  IT WAS VERY GOOD. AGAIN , I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SEE. 

   I PREP MY VAN BY INSTALLING THE SEATS FROM THE GARAGE. I NOTICED A BUCKET OF TOOLS WAS FILLED WITH WATER.  APPARENTLY MY GARAGE ROOF LEAKED RIGHT INTO MY 5 GALLON BUCKET. I DUMPED ALL THE TOOLS OUT AND SPREAD THEM ACROSS OUR LAWN.  I FORGOT TO TAKE THEM BACK IN AND THE SNOW COVERED THEM......CRAP.

   I WAS SO PISSED THIS DAMN SNOW STORM OCCURRED AT THE PERFECT TIME..........ONE HOUR BEFORE LOAD-IN OF 4 BANDS. AGAIN I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD.  ANYWAY , TEMPS ARE RISING TO 70+ DEGREES ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. BOTH GOOD DAYS TO FIX A ROOF AND BRING IN RUSTY TOOLS.

   LOAD UP 8 PEOPLE AND WE HEAD TO THE NAIL. WE PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND OUR BARTENDER MEETS US......45 MINUTES EARLY. MAN , I LIKE THAT.  THAN WE HEADED TO THE HIBACHI LIKE I MENTIONED ABOVE. WE SAW AN OLD FRIEND WHICH WAS NICE. HE WAS A MUSICIAN THAT PLAYED THE NAIL AND WHEELSTOCK MANY TIMES. AGAIN , THE RESTAURANT WAS VERY GOOD. I TOOK MANY PICTURES , MESSED WITH THE KIDS , TALKED TO THE CHEF ( WHO HAD VERY INTERESTING STORIES ) , AND ENJOYED THE NIGHT.

    WE LEAVE THE HIBACHI AND THE SNOW IS COMING DOWN. ROADS ARE SLIPPERY BUT IF YOU GO SLOW ALL IS FINE. WE STOP AT WAWA TO TREAT THE KIDS TO ICE CREAM AND SNACKS.

    BACK HOME WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN WHILE THE KIDS HEAD UPSTAIRS TO THE ART ROOM TO PLAY AND HAVE A SLEEP OVER.

    WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED " DUNKIRK ".  I HEARD AWESOME THINGS ABOUT THIS MOVIE BUT HAD SOME RESERVATIONS ABOUT IT.  FIRST THIS TRUE STORY IS HAUNTING WITH HORROR AND WAR.  THESE POOR TROOPS WERE TRAPPED LIKE RATS ON A BEACH AND SHOT UP LIKE DUCKS ON A POND. IT WAS HEART BREAKING.  THE SPECIAL EFFECTS WERE EXCELLENT.  THE ONE ISSUE IS THE DIALOGUE IS VERY LIMITED AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND THROUGH OUT THE MOVIE WITH BRITISH ACCENTS. OVERALL , IT WAS GOOD AND AGAIN IT SHOWED HOW AWFUL WAR IS AND HOW MUCH WE SHOULD MAKE EVERY DAMN SOLDIER A MILLIONAIRE AND WHATEVER THEY WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT HELL.

   OFF TO BED AND UP AT 3:30AM.....UGH.

    SUNDAY         2 - 18 - 18

   WE HAD ONE OF OUR LARGEST LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW'S WITH BANDS AND LISTENING AUDIENCE.  A STANDING OVATION AND PICTURES WITH THE HOSTS. WE WERE HONORED AND IT WAS A GREAT TIME WITH LOTSA OF LAUGHS.  WE MUST THANK THE BANDS - TRY HARD CHARLIE , THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS , SWWIK , HEDERA , DRACO THE UNABOMBER , THE GOD BOMBS , T.I.P. BATTLE WITH TRE , MOON MAN , THE DUKENFIELDS , AND ERA OF DISCORD.

   CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. DETAILS TOMORROW.

    FLYERS KEEP THIS POINT STREAK GOING WITH A BIG WIN OVER THE RANGERS 7 - 4. ROOKIE GOALIE WAS FORCED INTO THE GAME AND HELD HIS OWN.

    WATCHED AN AWARD WINNING MOVIE TODAY ( BETWEEN THE FLYERS CAME ) CALLED " ALONE IN BERLIN ". IT IS ABOUT A GERMAN COUPLE WHO LOSES THEIR ONLY SON IN WWII. THEY START WRITING POSTCARDS SAYING" HITLER KILLED MY SON. PASS IT ON."  THIS TRUE STORY WAS VERY COMPELLING. WHAT SUCKED IS THEY GOT CAUGHT AND WERE GUILLOTINED.  THE WORD DID GET OUT BIG TIME.

    BOOKED 2 CHARITY SHOWS WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.  I FEEL LIKE THAT IS MY CONSTANT JOB.....BOOK , BOOK , BOOK.

    NUMBERS WERE GOOD ON 2 SCALES.  ONE FROM THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW WITH THE SNOW AND TODAY WHEELS AND I DID THE JANUARY BOOKS.  WE CAME OUT IN THE BLACK. I WAS SO SURPRISED I EVEN ASKED WHEELS TO RE-DO THE NUMBERS. THEY JUST COULD NOT BE RIGHT FOR JANUARY WITH SNOWSTORMS , EAGLES PLAYOFF GAMES , NEW YEARS EVE & DAY , AND TWO WEEKENDS WITH NO BANDS.  SHE TOLD ME TO RE-DO THE NUMBERS MYSELF. I REPLIED I BELIEVE YOU.

   SPEAKING OF THE EAGLES - I AM STILL TOTALLY GIDDY OVER THEM WINNING THE SUPER BOWL. THIS MORNING I MET WITH OUR BEER LINE GIRL WHO CLEANS OUR DRAFT LINES. SHE WAS IN LAS VEGAS AT THE TIME. SHE ACTUALLY SAID SHE THOUGHT OF ME WHEN THEY WON.

  SPEAKING OF THE EAGLES - 94.1 WYSP RE-AIRED THE SUPER BOWL GAME VIA MERRILL REESE.  IT WAS AWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEESOME !!  I LAUGHED RIGHT AWAY AS MERRILL , WHO IS AGING , CALLED OUT , " IT IS 4TH AND 1 AND THE EAGLES DID NOT MAKE IT. "  MIKE QUICK SAVES HIM ( AGAIN ) AND SAYS ," NO , THEY MADE IT WITH FORWARD PROGRESS. "  IT WAS FUN LISTENING TO IT SINCE I DID NOT HEAR IT THE FIRST TIME. I WILL BE HONEST.......I TEARED UP WHEN MERRILL REESE YELLS OUT , " THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS !!! EAGLES FANS EVERYWHERE !!!  THIS IS FOR YOU !!! LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN !!! "  THAN MIKE QUICK YELLS OUT , " THERE'S GOING TO BE A PARADE IN PHILADELPHIA !! HEY MAN , IF THIS IS A DREAM DON'T WAKE ME UP !!! ".  I STARTED TO TEAR UP AGAIN.

     I HAVE WATCHED THE REPLAY OF THE SUPER BOWL , PARADE , AND JASON KELSEY'S SPEECH ABOUT 10 TIMES EACH.

     I JUST WATCHED  ABOUT 5 VIDEOS OF " PATRIOT FANS CRYING ON LAST PLAY OF SUPER BOWL ". IT WAS AWESOME.  ONE PATRIOT FAN WAS COOL AND SAID THE EAGLES DESERVED IT.  I ALSO WATCHED CELEBRITIES TOO LIKE STALLONE , WILL SMITH , AND MORE.

   SPEAKING OF THE EAGLES - 94.1 WYSP AIRED A COMPILATION OF THE EAGLES SEASON. IT WAS EXCELLENT. IT ENDED WITH JASON KELSEY'S SPEECH.

    AFTER THE RADIO SHOW I HEAD BACK HOME. I GO TO BED AROUND 9:45PM. I MADE THE MISTAKE OF STARTING A JAPANESE MOVIE WITH CAPTIONS. I THINK I FELL ASLEEP 5 TIMES BUT MADE IT TO THE END. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. BIG FAN OF ASIAN CULTURE. SOME OF THE SETTINGS WERE BEAUTIFUL BUT ALSO VERY POOR.

     AN OLD GIRL FRIEND WAS IN THE BATHROOM WITH ME AT A PARTY. WHEN YOU CAN USE THE BATHROOM WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER IN A BATHROOM THAN YOU HAVE TAKEN A MAJOR STEP IN THE RELATIONSHIP.  THIS IS PRETTY WEIRD BUT I TOLD HER I HAD TO POOP. SHE SAID , " I WANT TO SEE HOW YOU WIPE ? " I LAUGHED OUT LOUD AND REPLIED , " ARE YOU SERIOUS ? "  I GUESS SHE WAS BECAUSE THE LOOK ON HER FACE WAS LIKE ' I AM NOT MOVING UNTIL I SEE YOU WIPE YOUR ASS '.   SO , AFTER A VERY AWKWARD 5 MINUTES I FINALLY MUSTARDED THE COURAGE TO DO MY THING.  WHILE SITTING ON THE BOWL I ROLLED OUT TOILET PAPER TWICE. BOTH TIMES FOLDING IT NEATLY. I AM SUPER NERVOUS ABOUT THIS ' WATCH ME WIPE MY BUTT ' THING. SHE IS STILL LOOKING AT ME AND WAITING.  I STAND UP , ANGLE MY ASS OUT , SPREAD MY RIGHT LEG OUT LIKE A COWBOY , SLIGHTLY BEND OVER , AND GRAB BOTH OF THE NEATLY FOLDED TISSUES TO DO THIS HORRIBLE PROCESS OF REMOVING ACCESS CRAP FROM MY INNER ASS AREA. EACH WIPE I FOLD OVER THE TISSUE. THE TOILET PAPER KEEPS GETTING CUT IN HALF TO USE AGAIN. AFTER WIPING MY ASS AND ANUS ABOUT 8 TIMES I THROW BOTH FOLDED TOILET PAPERS INTO THE TOILET. I WAS ABOUT TO FLUSH AND SHE SAYS , " STOP ........CAN I FLUSH IT ? " I AM SO SHOCKED I RESPOND ," GO FOR IT. " I WASH MY HANDS AND SHE GIGGLES AND SAYS , " SEE , WAS THAT SO BAD ? " I DRY MY HANDS AND WALK OUT...........................dream ends.

      MONDAY       2 - 19 - 18

    " I THINK IT IS MY MOM AND YOUR MOM PULLING UP THE DRIVEWAY AT THE SAME TIME.....THAT'S WEIRD ? "

     BIG SLEEPOVER AND THE KIDS ( AFTER BREAKFAST ) ALL HEAD BACK HOME OR TO WORK.  THEY ARE ALWAYS FUN AND GOOD TO SEE.  OUR YOUNGEST FRIENDS ARE ALL HONOR STUDENTS. IN THE MORNING THE KIDS ALL GO OUT TO BREAKFAST.

     SPEAKING OF HONORS..........OUR YOUNGEST DID IT AGAIN THIS SEMESTER.

     SPEAKING OF HONORS........OUR ELDEST HAS STRAIGHT A'S ( AS OF TODAY ) AND THAT IS A GOOD THING. THE KID IS TRYING TO USE THE EXCELLENT GRADES AGAINST ME.  THIS IS QUITE CLEVER. MY RULE IS , " IF YOU GET STRAIGHT A'S IN SCHOOL I MUST SAY ' YES ' TO ANYTHING ASKED. "  WELL , THE KID WANTS TO TAKE OUR NEW CAR ON A MAJOR ROAD TRIP FOR SPRING BREAK. IT WOULD BE A 1000 MILE ROUND TRIP. 

     WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " NIKITA ". IT WAS GOOD BUT IT IS GETTING FAR FETCHED AND THAT IS BOTHERING ME.  EXAMPLE - A ROGUE AGENT IS SEEN VIA A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IN PAKISTAN.  YEP , IN SECONDS THIS SUPER TECH AGENT IN WASHINGTON ACCESSED THE HOTEL'S SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND JUST HAPPEN TO FIND " NIKITA " WALKING IN WITH THE ROGUE AGENT.  THE DIRECTOR SAYS , " GET A TEAM ON THE NEXT FLIGHT ASAP. " THE NEXT SCENE IS NIKITA AND THE ROGUE AGENT ABOUT TO ASSASSINATE A TOP TERRORIST.  JUST AS THEY ARE ABOUT TO SHOOT THE TERRORIST THE FBI TEAM DISRUPTS IT. YES , IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS THE FBI FOUND SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF NIKITA AND THE ROGUE AGENT , FLEW A TEAM TO PAKISTAN FROM WASHINGTON , LOCATED THE TOP TERRORIST'S HOME , AND TOOK OUT THE ROGUE AGENT.  JESUS , IT TAKES ME 2 DAYS JUST TO FIND WHO THREW A ROCK AT OUR MARQUEE SIGN.

    BOTH YOUNGEST AND WHEELS ARE FIGHTING THIS COUGH , SNEEZING , COUGH , AND COUGH FLU. THEY BEEN DRINKING " TUSSIN " COUGH MEDICINE WHICH DOES ABSOLUTELY DICK.  I DON'T THINK ANY OF THIS SHIT WORKS FOR THESE HARDER COLDS.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO DO SOME CHORES. I PAINTED 2 BATHROOMS AND TOUCHED UP SOME MAIN ROOM TABLES. I WANTED TO PAINT SOME GREEN TRIM BUT COULD NOT FIND THE PAINT.

    BACK HOME I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " HOMELAND " WITH WHEELS. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

    OFF TO BED KINDA EARLY AGAIN.

    CRAIGSLIST HITS AGAIN......STORY TOMORROW.

    SO , WHEELS AND I ARE GETTING OLDER.  2 VEHICLES PULL UP OUR DRIVEWAY AND WHEELS SAYS , " I THINK IT IS MY MOM AND YOUR MOM PULLING UP THE DRIVEWAY AT THE SAME TIME.....THAT'S WEIRD ? "   OF COURSE I KNOW THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE AND MOST UNLIKELY TO BE OUR MOMS. AS WHEELS IS STILL LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW PONDERING WHY THE HECK ARE BOTH MOMS COMING TO OUR HOUSE I SEE IT IS OUR YOUNGEST COMING BACK FROM BREAKFAST WITH ALL HER FRIENDS.  OF COURSE , I HAVE TO MAKE A JOKE. PRETENDING TO BE A VERY OLD MAN I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND SARCASTICALLY SAY IN A VERY OLD VOICE , " YEP.........THAT'S DEFINITELY YOUR MOM AND MY MOM. "  2 SECONDS LATER , OUR YOUNGEST WALKS IN WITH HER FRIENDS AND WHEELS ERUPTS WITH LAUGHTER.

     TUESDAY        2 - 20 - 18

   CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. TODAY I TOOK A RIDE TO BLUE BELL. GOT THERE QUITE QUICKLY AND PURCHASED A LEATHER SWIVEL RECLINING CHAIR WITH AN OTTOMAN FOR $25. THE GUY WAS VERY COOL AND EVEN LOWERED HIS PRICE FROM $75.  THE CHAIR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I PURCHASED IT FOR MY MOTHER-IN-LAW. I ALSO " TESTED " IT FOR 2 HOURS TONIGHT WHILE WATCHING THE FLYERS. I MAY NOT WANT TO GIVE IT TO MY MOTHER-IN-LAW NOW..........VERY COMFY CHAIR.

   SPEAKING OF THE FLYERS........A SUPER EXCITING WIN IN OVERTIME.  VORACEK TIES THE GAME WITH A LITTLE OVER 1 MINUTE LEFT AND THAN HE WINS THE GAME IN OVERTIME.  IT COMES WITH A PRICE THOUGH , BESIDES 2 STARTING GOALIES HURT NOW WAYNE SIMMONDS IS OUT. OH , WATCHING WHEELS IN OVERTIME GAME IS PRETTY ENTERTAINING TOO.

   SICKNESS STILL LINGERING AND MAKING ME NERVOUS.  BOTH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST HAVE BEEN FIGHTING IT FOR OVER A WEEK NOW. I AM STARTING TO FEEL TIGHTNESS IN MY CHEST WHICH WAS A SYMPTOM I HAD 6 WEEKS AGO WHEN I WAS FEELING BAD.

   I ALWAYS HAVE A PUNCH LIST. THE NEXT 2 DAYS I WILL WORK OUTSIDE. TODAY I TRIED TO FIX A LARGE FOLDING TABLE. IT WAS TOO FAR GONE SO IT IS HEADING TO THE TRASH. I WORKED OUTSIDE ON IT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. THE ONLY THING THAT GOT DONE WAS ME WATCHING THE PUP CHASE A RABBIT. THE RABBIT IS OKAY.

    WHEELS TAKES A WALK WITH FRIENDS. I REALLY THOUGHT SHE GET BACK LATER THAN WHAT SHE DID.  THIS FRIEND SHE VISITED IS LIKE A PARTY IN A CLOSET........WITH WHITE WINE INCLUDED.

   WATCHED ANOTHER " NIKITA ". AGAIN , THEY SUPER EASILY GET TO REMOTE LOCATIONS WHERE VILLAINS ARE HIDING AND HOLDING A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL FOR RANSOM. IT IS A GOOD SHOW BUT I NEED TO GET PAST THIS GETTING INTO OTHER COUNTRIES IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS AND BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS AT THE BAD GUY'S LAIR AT THE SAME TIME.

    ROLLED TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I AM LETTING OUR BEER AND LIQUOR STOCK RUN SUPER LOW. I NEED TO CHANGE OVER ALL STOCK WITH NEW PRODUCT. IT HAS BEEN TOO LONG SINCE I DID THIS.  OF COURSE I GOT A CALL FROM OUR BARTENDER THAT THE REGISTER IS MALFUNCTIONING. OH WELL...ANOTHER DAY TO FIX OR SOLVE A PROBLEM.

    WASTED SOME TIME WITH A TRAVEL SITE CALLED " AIRBNB ". THE SITE TOOK ME THROUGH PROMPTS TO BOOK A GUY AND HIS PARTY AT OUR MT HOUSE. I INSTANTLY REALIZED THE DATES HE WANTED WERE " ON HOLD" FOR ANOTHER FAMILY.  I CANCELLED THE RESERVATION IN LESS THAN 15 SECONDS. IT TOOK OVER 6 HOURS TO GET THIS GUY A FULL REFUND. HE PAID WITH A CREDIT CARD AND " AIRBNB " KEPT SOME OF HIS MONEY EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER BOOKED A RESERVATION.  I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR ALMOST 45 MINUTES. WE GOT DISCONNECTED. THEY NEVER CALL YOU BACK. I WENT ONLINE AND GOT THE GUY A FULL REFUND. HE LATER EMAILED AND THANKED ME.  I EMAILED HIM IF HE LIKE THE NEXT WEEKEND. HE SAID YES. SO WE BOOKED HIM AND BYPASSED THE TRAVEL SITE.

  SPEAKING OF THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  WE HAVE A LEAK VIA ICE DAMMING ON OUR STAIR CASE. JESUS.....ANOTHER THING TO FIX. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL NEED ATTENTION AS SOON AS THE WEATHER BREAKS.  OH , AND OUR FRIDGE LEAKS TOO.

    BACK HOME I SETTLE IN. I HUG AND SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST ABOUT 10 TIMES......ALONG WITH THE PUP.

    WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE FLYERS , SOME OLYMPICS , AND AN EPISODE OF " SURVIVING ESCOBAR ". SURVIVING ESCOBAR IS THE TRUE STORY OF ESCOBAR'S #1 HITMAN TRYING TO SURVIVE IN PRISON WHEN ESCOBAR DIES AND HIS ENEMIES ARE IN THE JAIL. HE HAS NO PROTECTION. IT IS PRETTY GOOD.

    COULD NOT FIND THE GREEN PAINT FOR THE NAIL BATHROOM'S TRIM. I HAVE ANOTHER COLOR THAT IS TURQUOISE. I AM RELUCTANT TO TRY IT. I ALSO DO NOT LIKE THE GREEN TRIM EITHER.  DECISIONS DECISIONS.

    OFF TO BED.....SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. DREAMT ABOUT MY DAYS OF PLAYING SOCCER. I WAS SUCH A PIECE OF ASS BACK THAN. NOW..........PLAYING MCDONALD'S MONOPOLY GAME EXCITES ME.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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