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   WARNING - THIS EVERYDAY BLOG USES STORIES AND LANGUAGE THAT WILL OFFEND........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 !!....and help promote the BANDS as much as possible......these are the basic ingredients.

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.......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 to prevent frustrating phone tag and usually have 20-30 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 at "other " clubs for FREE ( what the hell other owner does this ? ). Several times with my van and easy pass. 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 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........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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        SUNDAY         4 - 30 - 17

        SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A CELEBRITY...........ITS NICE.

        I FEEL LIKE I AM BACK IN COLLEGE. THIS MORNING I HELPED OUR ELDEST WITH A RESEARCH PAPER AND OTHER ASSIGNMENTS. I WAS IMPRESSED AS THE KID SEEMED LIKE SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING.

        NEXT WAS A FRIEND COMING OVER AND HELPING ME WORK ON LAWN MOWERS.  WE GOT ONE OUT OF 2 TO WORK. THE ONE WE DID A TOTAL MACGYVER ON. I AM AFRAID IT MAY BURN OUT ONE THE FIRST CUT. BASICALLY WE SET THE ENGINE TO SUPER HIGH.  I BELIEVE THE BLADE SPINS SO FAST NOW THE LAWNMOWER ACTUALLY HOVERS.  WHEN OFFERING MONEY OR OPEN BAR MY FRIEND SAID , " NO MAN , THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS DO. "  MY EXACT MOTTO THAT I HAVE BEEN HELPING FRIENDS AND FAMILY 100'S AND 100'S OF TIMES.

        I CUT THE LAWNS AND MAN WAS THE MOWER SMOKING WHEN I TURNED IT OFF.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR LIVE AT THE RADIO SHOW. WE RAN INTO TECH PROBLEMS SINCE OUR LIVE FEED CHANGED THEIR FORMAT AND WANT MORE MONEY......BASTARDS.  BUT THE SHOW ENDED UP EXCELLENT.  I LIKE TO THANK THE BANDS CLOUD 9 FLY OR DIE , DISINHUME , AND MIDHEAVEN.  THE SHOW HAD A TON OF LAUGHS AND BEING ASKED FOR PICTURES AND GETTING SO MANY THANK YOU'S WAS PRETTY COOL.  ( I WON'T LET IT GET TO MY HEAD )

        WE HUNG OUT AFTER THE RADIO SHOW AND MINGLED WITH THE BANDS AND FRIENDS.  IT WAS A VERY GOOD CROWD AND IT WAS FUN.

        BACK HOME I CHILLED WITH EVERYONE.  IT WAS A LONG DAY SO OFF TO BED.

        MONDAY       5 - 1 - 17

        APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS IN OUR NAIL AIR CONDITIONERS. YEP ,THEIR DEAD F'N FLOWERS.

        APRIL WAS SUCH A GOOD MONTH OF FINDING OUT WE WILL BE SAVING MONEY ON DIFFERENT FRONTS.  I MEAN I ACTUALLY FELT GREAT ABOUT OUR BILLS BEING PAID ON TIME.  THAN......MAY 1ST ARRIVED WITH A PUNCH TO THE NUT SACK AND A SLAP TO MY 3 INCH DICK. ( THAT'S ERECTED )

        I HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY TO MEET OUR A/C TECHNICIAN.  OUR AIR CONDITIONER WAS NOT WORKING SO I JUMPED ON IT RIGHT AWAY.  HE SPENT SOME TIME ON THE ROOF AND WHEN HE ENTERED THE NAIL I ASKED , " SO LET ME HEAR IT ? " HIS BODY LANGUAGE TOLD ME THE STORY.......I AM SO FUCKED. HE RESPONDS , " YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LIKE IT. " HE WAS RIGHT.......I DIDN'T.

        SO , NOT ONLY DID I FIND OUT ONE 5 TON AIR CONDITIONER WAS DOWN BUT BOTH. YEP THE MAIN ROOM AND BAR-SIDE ROOFTOP 5 TON UNITS WERE INOPERABLE.  THE COST TO FIX THEM.......6 FUCKING THOUSAND DOLLARS.  YEP , I'M SCREWED. 

         I BEGIN MAKING A PUNCH LIST AND IT IS GROWING EVERY MINUTE.  TRYING TO TROUBLE SHOOT THE MONITORS WAS ON THE LIST.  I TALKED TO OUR SOUND GUY AFTER I MESSED WITH IT........STILL NOT RESOLVED. I AM STILL THINKING $6,000......FUCK !!!

        NEXT , VACUUM THE 100'S OF FEATHERS ON OUR FLOOR.  YEP,  THE SATURDAY NIGHT BAND DURIGN THEIR HACIENDA EXPLODED SOME SORT OF COLORFUL CHICKEN. WE HAD EVERY RAINBOW COLOR OF FEATHERS ON OUR FLOORS. I GET THE VACUUM ANNNNNNNNNND IT DOESN'T WORK.  I SPEND AN HOUR COMPLETELY TAKING IT APART.  FIXING VACUUMS ARE MY STUPID PET PEEVE. I FOUND THE PROBLEM AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER. I HAD EXTRA SCREWS OF COURSE.  I ALSO CLEANED IT AND CHANGED THE BAG WHICH WAS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH.

        4 HOURS LATER I ROLL HOME EXHAUSTED THINKING HOW TO RAISE 6 GRAND.

        START HELPING ELDEST WITH SCHOOL WORK AGAIN. IT WAS NOT FUN.

        CRAIGSLIST MAY STRIKE AGAIN.......WE'LL SEE.

        BY 9PM WE WERE BURNT OUT.  WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EXCELLENT EPISODES OF " BATES MOTEL ". THIS SHOW IS NOW 2ND ON MY LAST AND A DAMN CLOSE TO " BREAKING BAD "WHICH IS NUMBER 1.  OH , SEEING RIHANNA IN JUST A G-STRING AND THAN ENTERING THE SHOWER NAKED WAS GOOD TOO. THE SHOW IS BROADCASTED ON REGULAR CABLE CHANNEL A & E.

        THE PUP SEEMS TO BE DOING WELL AFTER SURGERY. I CAN TELL BECAUSE EVERY TIME I LEAVE THE ROOM AND COME BACK HER CONE IS OFF HER HEAD. SHE ALWAYS LOOKS AT ME LIKE ," PRETTY COOL TRICK EH ? "

        PHILLIES WITH A BIG WIN AFTER THE HEARTBREAKING CRUSHING LOSSES IN L.A.

        OFF TO BED COMPLETELY FALLING ASLEEP BY 11PM.  I SLEPT GREAT UNTIL 3:30AM.  I FINALLY GOT UP AT 5AM AFTER SQUIRMING AROUND AND THINKING ABOUT BANGING RIHANNA IN THE SHOWER.

        TUESDAY    5 - 2 - 17

        YOU WANT A STORY..........I WILL GIVE A FREAKIN' STORY.

        SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ATE AT MY GUT MORE?  $6000 TO FIX OUR TWO 5 TON A/C UNITS OR GETTING A FUCKING $20 PARKING TICKET ?

        MAN , APRIL WAS THE MONTH OF AWESOMENESS AND MAY FEELS LIKE SOME DOG BIT MY BALLS.  MONEY FLOWING OUT THE F'N WINDOW. I AM JUST IN A HORRIBLE MOOD.  PLUS , I DREAMT ABOUT AN OLD REGULAR AT THE NAIL WHO WANTED ME TO GIVE HIM A HAND JOB.......YES A FREAKIN' HAND JOB.  EVEN IN MY DREAMS I CAN'T HAVE A PIECE OF ASS GIRL WANTING TO ROLL MY FAT INTO MY COCK AREA.

        I DRIVE OUR ELDEST BACK TO COLLEGE AND SHE TELLS ME IT IS COOL TO PARK IN A LOT BEHIND THE BOOK STORE. IT IS A BIG LOT WITH CARS ALL OVER. I SEE A SIGN FOR PERMITS BUT PARK ANY WAY.  I RETURN FROM THE BOOK STORE IN 10 MINUTES AND THERE IS A YELLOW TICKET ON MY CAR.  I WAS FRIGGIN' INCENSED. THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE WALK FROM THE BOOK STORE TO MY CAR. I FOLLOWED THIS GIRL WEARING SPANDEX WITH THE NICEST ASS I HAVE EVER SEEN.  I WALKED BEHIND HER WITH MY RIGHT HAND IN MY POCKET FOR ABOUT 1 MINUTE AND THAN VEERED OFF BECAUSE I SO STICK OUT ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS. FAT GUY IN A LITTLE COAT.

        UP SUPER EARLY AND I GOT A 1000 THINGS DONE. RADIO SHOW WAS EDITED , POSTED ON FACEBOOK , DOWNLOAD TO GOOGLE , AND UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE.  MAY CALENDARS MADE AND SENT. I RECEIVED A LARGE BEER ORDER. I HELP EDIT AN ESSAY ABOUT A 1955 MOVIE ON UNIONS.  I CLEANED , I POOPED , I HAD A BANANA , AND I STILL FEEL FAT.

        PLAYED SOME SCRABBLE GAMES ON THE INTERNET.  I ACTUALLY TIED A NICE GIRL IN TENNESSEE.  WE CHATTED ALITTLE AND IT WAS FUN.

        OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO RECEIVE A BIG ORDER.  THEY WERE SUPER FAST AND THE CUTE GIRL WANTED ME SO BAD. 

        YES , PEOPLE I HAVE NO LIFE.  MARRIED 30 YEARS AND I LOOK LIKE JABBA THE HUT.

        HEY LET'S SPEND MORE MONEY ?!  EH ??  TALKED TO THIS SUPER COOL GUY WHO GOT GREAT REVIEWS ON FIXING LAWNMOWERS AND SUCH.  HE ACTUALLY COMES TO YOUR HOUSE. I FRIGGIN SPENT 40 MINUTES TALKING ABOUT HOGAN'S HEROES AND OLD DETECTIVE SHOWS WITH HIM.

        ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND UNLOAD AND BEGIN MY 50 CHORES.  I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM AND FEEL LIKE GOING TO SLEEP AT 6PM.

        SIT DOWN AND TALK INSURANCE WITH A REP.  HE IS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL AND WE TALK ABOUT OTHER STUFF BESIDES INSURANCE SINCE I DON'T KNOW DICK ABOUT IT. SO , ANY INSURANCE QUESTIONS I CALLED WHEELS AND HANDED OVER THE PHONE.

        I WATCH OUR PHILLIES GET SMOKED BY THE CUBS ALONG WITH OTHER SPORTS.

        BUT AT 10:30PM MY CALM COOL PEACEFUL MOMENTS WOULD TURNED INTO A CIRCUS.  YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.

        HERE WE GO ............... AT 10:15PM THE LAST PEOPLE LEFT THE NAIL. I AM SO FRICKIN' TIRED I AM THINKING OF SLEEPING ON A POOL TABLE.  BUT IN COMES A PRETTY GOOD LOOKING GIRL. I THOUGHT , " OKAY , THIS COULD BE GOOD TO WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. FANTASIZING ABOUT THIS 25 YEAR OLD COULD BE FUN. THOUGH I KNOW WHO WOULD WANT A 55 YEAR OLD BALD FAT LARGE ASSED MAN.  OK , LET'S SEE WHERE THIS GOES. "

        AT 10:16PM I REALIZE THIS GIRL IS A COMPLETE WHACK JOB.  SHE BEGINS CRYING UNCONTROLLABLY AND WHIMPERS THE WHOLE TIME ABOUT HER BOYFRIEND LEAVING HER. I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HER BECAUSE SHE IS MUMBLING HER WORDS.  I THOUGHT IT WAS BECAUSE SHE  WAS CRYING SO HARD BUT I SOON REALIZE SHE IS DRUNK. OH........MY.......GOD !!!

        SHE ASKS FOR A RUM & COKE BUT I PUT NO RUM IN IT.  THE GIRL IS DEFINITELY DRUNK AND AFTER WHAT I BEEN THROUGH I AM SERVING NOTHING TO HER. I WANT TO CLOSE , GO HOME , DRINK A TON , AND RUB ONE OFF BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN STRESSED OUT THE LAST 48 HOURS.

        SO THIS IS WHERE BIG DADDY AGAIN GETS SUCKERED IN TO THE " I'M A DAD " THING. I SEE THE GIRL IS SUPER UPSET SO I ASK HER HOW SHE GOT HERE. SHE NEVER GIVES ME A STRAIGHT ANSWER. BUT SHE DOES TELL ME SHE LIVES IN DOWNINGTOWN.  I CALL A CAB COMPANY AND THEY CHARGE $2.70 A MILE. I FIGURE IT IS AT LEAST A 45 MINUTE RIDE AND 25 MILES. PROBABLY LOOKING AT $70.  THAT IS TOO EXPENSIVE SO WE TRY UBER. I CALL WHEELS AND MY ELDEST FOR HELP. UNFORTUNATELY , I CAN'T DO DICK WITH UBER BECAUSE YOU NEED TO SIGN-UP AND PLACE A CREDIT DOWN.

        BUT WAIT ? SHE TELLS ME SHE HAS AN UBER ACCOUNT.  SHE IS SPEAKING SOME SORT OF ALIEN LANGUAGE BUT I SEMI- UNDERSTAND. SHE IS LIKE MONGO TALKING EVEN SLOWER. I LOG-IN ON MY COMPUTER AND WE NEED A CELL PHONE NUMBER AND A PASSWORD.  THIS IS WHERE WE HIT A STOP SIGN. I ASK HER FOR THE PASSWORD. SHE SAYS ANDI BEGIN TYPING , " Q , V. BANANA , 4 , ONE , CIGARETTE , 6 , MOMMY , 2 , 0 , AIRPLANE. "   YES I WASN'T SURPRISED IT DIDN'T WORK. I ALLOW HER TO USE MY COMPUTER TO TRY TYPING IN THE PASSWORD. I TURN MY HEAD SO I DON'T SEE THE PASSWORD SHE IS TYPING. I TURN BACK AND SHE TYPED , " MY BOYFRIEND IS A FUCK. "  YEP , THAT PASSWORD DIDN'T WORK EITHER.

        SO NOW WHAT DO I DO ? THE FATHERLY INSTINCT REARS ITS' STUPID HEAD AND I OFFER TO DRIVE HER TO DOWNINGTOWN.  YEP , I AM AN IDIOT. IF I LET THIS GIRL LEAVE WITH NO PHONE AND THIS DRUNK SHE COULD BE IN SOME SERIOUS TROUBLE. MY ONE MAIN THING I TOLD HER 20 TIMES , " IF I GET YOU TO DOWNINGTOWN WILL YOU BE ABLE TO GIVE ME DIRECTIONS TO GET TO YOUR HOUSE ?" SHE REPLIED , " I WANT A COCONUT. "

        THE RIDE :

         GETTING HER IN MY JEEP WAS FUN. THE PASSENGER DOOR WAS CLOSE TO THE WALL SO YOU HAD TO GET IN BY BEING BEHIND IT......BASICALLY STANDING AT THE PASSENGER BACK  DOOR BECAUSE IF YOU OPENED IT THE DOOR WOULD BLOCK YOU.  WELL I WATCHED FOR ABOUT 45 SECONDS AS SHE TRIED TO CRAWL UNDER THE OPEN DOOR TO ACCESS THE SEAT. IT WAS LIKE WATCHING FLIPPER THE DOLPHIN SWIM UPSTREAM ON A SLIDING BOARD.  I FINALLY SAY ," YOU'RE KIDDING ME RIGHT ? "  I CLOSE THE DOOR , PICK HER UP , MOVE HER BACK A BIT , RE-OPEN THE DOOR , AND POUR HER IN AND SAY , " PUT YOUR SEAT BELT ON.

        THE DOG :

        I ASK HER , " IS THERE ANYONE AT YOUR HOUSE THAT WE CAN MEET IN DOWNINGTOWN ? " SHE REPLIES , " MY MOM. "  I SAY , " OK GOOD. CAN WE MEET HER SOMEWHERE TO PICK YOU UP ? " SHE REPLIES , " NO SHE'S WATCHING THE DOG. " I REPLY , " DO YOU THINK SHE CAN NOT WATCH THE DOG FOR 10 MINUTES TO GET YOU ? " SHE MUMBLES , " NO SHE CAN'TSH , CAUSE SHEEZ HAS TO WOOTCH THE DOGSSHH. "  I WAIT ABOUT 5 SECONDS TO CALM MYSELF DOWN.  I FEEL IF I THROW HER IN THE BACK CREEK BEHIND THE NAIL SHE WOULD FLOAT TO UPPER DARBY AND I COULDN'T BE SUED.

        THE DRIVE :

        I BEGIN DRIVING UP HAVERFORD ROAD AND THAN TO CONESTOGA. I TELL HER, " IF YOU DON'T GIVE ME THE RIGHT DIRECTIONS I AM GOING TO TAKE YOU TO THE POLICE STATION." I ACTUALLY THINK OF CALLING WHEELS TO RIDE WITH ME BUT I KNOW SHE WOULD CALL ME A JERK-OFF. I DRIVE BY MY HOUSE AND ASK THE GIRL , " IS THERE ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT COULD MEET US SOMEWHERE THAT IS NOT WATCHING A DOG ? " SHE REPLIES , " NO......THE DOG DOESN'T DRIVE YA SILLY CHICKEN. " RIGHT AFTER THE WORD " CHICKEN " I THINK ABOUT PUTTING MY HEAD OUT MY DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW AND SIDE SWIPING A TELEPHONE POLE. I FIGURE A QUICK BEHEADING IS BETTER THAN WHAT I AM GOING THROUGH.

        WE CONTINUE DRIVING ON CONESTOGA ROAD AND I AM APPROACHING ROUTE 320. I THINK TO MYSELF , " CALL HER MOM ".

        THE CALL :

        I AM IN WAYNE AND ASK HER TO DIAL MY CELL PHONE TO CALL HER MOM. I HAND HER MY PHONE AND SHE BEGINS TO START BRUSHING HAIR WITH IT.  I PULL OVER AND TAKE MY PHONE BACK.  I ASK HER FOR THE NUMBER AND MIRACULOUSLY IT IS RIGHT. I TALK TO MOM.  MOM IS A WRECK AND SUPER WORRIED. I TELL HER WHO I AM AND THAT I AM BRINGING HER DAUGHTER HOME TO DOWNINGTOWN. MOM SAYS WITH A PANICKED VOICE , " NO NO DON'T COME HERE. I HAVE MY OTHER DAUGHTER IN ARDMORE SEARCHING FOR HER. I TURN TO MS. DRUNKY AND SAY , " WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME YOU HAD A SISTER ?"  SHE REPLIES , " I HAVE TWO....YEAH ME!! DID YOU HEAR THAT ? " BACK TO MOM AND I SAY , " PLEASE GIVE YOUR DAUGHTER MY CELL AND HAVE HER CALL ME. " I TURN AROUND ON LANCASTER AVENUE AND HEAD BACK TO ARDMORE AREA.  THE GIRL STARTS YELLING , " AHHHAAA HAHAHAHAHA AHHHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU HAVE TO TURNAROUND !!  I TOLD YA DUDE. YA DON'T LISTEN DUDE ".  I SAY TO MYSELF , " NOW SHE SPEAKS COHERENTLY. "

        THE SISTER:

        THE SISTER CALLS ME AND SAYS SHE IS IN SUBURBAN SQUARE. I TELL HER TO START DRIVING TOWARDS VILLANOVA.  I ALSO TELL HER I WANT TO STAY ON THE PHONE UNTIL WE SEE EACH OTHER.  SOON AS MS. HAMMERED HEARS HER SISTER IS ON THE PHONE SHE BEGINS SCREAMING HER NAME AND LAUGHING.  SHE IS YELLING , " YO SIS !! I TOLD HIM !! I TOLD HIM !! HE WOULDN'T LISTEN BUD !!  HE WOULD LISTEN BUD !! YEP WOULDN'T LISTEN BUD !! SORRY BUD !! SORRY BUD !!" I AM TRYING TO TALK HER SISTER AND ASK HER TO QUIET DOWN AND HAVE SOME RESPECT.  WELL , SHE GOT LOUDER WITH THE " BUD " THING.  SHE REALLY THOUGHT SHE TOLD ME TO STAY IN ARDMORE UNTIL HER SISTER ARRIVED. I SHOULD OF TOLD HER BIGFOOT CAN MEET US AT ARDMORE PIZZA. AT ANY SECOND I COULD RIGHT ELBOW HER TO SLEEP.

        THE SISTER IS IN BRYN MAWR NOW AND I AM IN VILLANOVA. I TELL  HER TO MEET ME IN THE PARKING LOT OF HOPE'S COOKIES WHERE THERE ARE 2 CERAMIC COWS.....YOU CAN'T MISS 'EM. WELP , AS SOON AS I SAID THE WORD " COWS " I KNEW THAT WAS WRONG.  THE GIRL STARTS LAUGHING AND YELLING , " HEY YOU FUCKING COWS !! HOW ABOUT I MILK YA !! YEAH I'MA COW !! GOOOOO COWS !!! I LIKE COWS. " IF I HAD A GUN I BE IN PRISON RIGHT NOW.

        I BACK MY JEEP IN WITH MY LIGHTS POINTING TOWARDS LANCASTER AVENUE. I FLASH THEM EVERY SO OFTEN AND THE SISTER AND HER BOYFRIEND FINALLY PULLS IN. THEY GET OUT AND THE BOYFRIEND HUGS THE GIRL AND SAYS I LOVE YOU. I THOUGHT THIS WAS KINDA WEIRD. I TALK TO THE SISTER WHO SEEMS PRETTY COOL AND I TELL HER SHE LOOKS FAMILIAR.  IT ENDS UP SHE WORKS AT AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN WAYNE. WE EXCHANGE SOME PLEASANTRIES AND I ROLL HOME.

         I CALL THE MOM TO TELL HER ALL IS GOOD. SHE THANKS ME ABOUT 30 TIMES WHILE CRYING. MY GOOD DEED WAS DONE.

         WHEN I GOT HOME I DRANK LIKE 10 MEN............IF NOT ONE.

        WEDNESDAY       4 - 4 - 17

        HOUSTON.......WE HAVE LIFT OFF.

        MAN DID I WASTE TIME LOOKING ONLINE FOR STUFF.  WEBSITE DID NOT GET DONE UNTIL 4:30PM.

        I RODE MY YOUNGEST ON THE NEW BIKE AND THE KID FELT UNCOMFORTABLE AND UNSAFE WITHOUT A BACKREST. SO I SPENT ALOT OF TIME ON MOTORCYCLE WEBSITES ALONG WITH EBAY AND AMAZON.  EBAY WON. I AM AMAZED THE DIFFERENCE OF PRICE FROM EBAY TO THE ACTUAL STORE THAT SELLS THE PRODUCT. YOU CAN SAVE AS MUCH AS 70%.

        MAJOR MIX-UP FOR BANDS FRIDAY NIGHT. I KNEW AND FELT IT FOR SEVERAL DAYS NOW. IT IS REALLY  BOTHERING ME.

        I SPENT ALOT OF TIME TRYING TO FINISH THE NAIL SHIRT ORDER. I AM DOWN TO 2 COMPANIES.  ONE COMPANY RESPONDS SUPER FAST AND IT IS SUPER EFFICIENT. THE OTHER COMPANY IS A FRIEND AND I HAVE USED THEM SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST.

        YOU KNOW WHAT IS NOT FAIR ?

          A) GOING TO BED EXHAUSTED AFTER 12 MIDNIGHT........AND WAKING UP AT 3:30AM.

          B) WAKING UP AT 3:30AM BECAUSE WATER IS LEAKING OUT OF MY DARTH VADAR MASK.  YEP , DURING THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT MY DEATH STAR MACHINE FLIPPED OVER SPEWING WATER ALL OVER THE BED AND DOWN THE TUBING THAT LEADS TO MY FAT FACE.  I WOKE UP LIKE I WAS AT SEA WORLD AND KIDS WERE THROWING SARDINES AT ME.

        GREAT TO HEAR OUR YOUNGEST GOT A GOOD REVIEW ON HER FIRST DAY ON THE JOB.

        PHILLIES BLOW LEAD AND BLOW.

        DAMN THE PENGUINS SMOKE THE CAPITALS EVERY FRIGGIN' YEAR.

        OUT OF SIGHT , OUT OF MIND. I AM ATTEMPTING TO ONLY BRING BEER HOME FOR HEELS. SHE HAS ONE A NIGHT.  I REALLY LIKE TO PHASE OUT BRANDY.  NO BEER = NO BRANDY......IN THEORY.

        VACATION WEBSITES - I USE THIS ONE SITE BUT THEY HAVE SUPER RESTRICTIONS AND HIGH FEES SO I ASK PEOPLE NOT TO PUT A DEPOSIT DOWN USING A CREDIT CARD.  IF THEY DO AND I DO NOT ACCEPT THEIR WANTED DATES I GET AN " X ".  FOUR " X'S " AND THEY TAKE OUR AD OFFLINE.  WELP , A 4TH PROSPECTIVE RENTER PUT CREDIT CARD NUMBERS IN FOR DATES ALREADY BOOKED.  I GOT A 4TH AND FINAL " X " AND THE SITE BLOCKED OUR AD. A SEMI-LONG CALL TO A SUPER NICE REP GOT ME 2 MORE " X'S ".  YEAH !!!...............................I'M A LOSER.

        WHEELS GETS TREATED TO THE COUNTRY CLUB.  GOOD FOOD AND A TON OF GOLFERS COMING OUT OF ONE ROOM.  SHE SAID IT LOOKED LIKE A SCENE FROM CLOWNS AT A CIRCUS COMING OUT OF A CAR.

        CRAIGSLIST - AGAIN SOMEONE CONTACTS ME ABOUT MY MOTORCYCLE. I GET A TEXT , " IS YOUR MAGNA 750 STILL FOR SALE ? "  I INSTANTLY REPLY , " YES ".  THAT WAS 4 DAYS AGO.

        CRAIGSLIST PART II - A FAMILY MEMBER AND I FIND A WEED WHACKER FOR SALE.  IT ENDS UP THE GUY WORKS AT THE VERY SAME PLACE MY FAMILY MEMBER DOES.  WE EXCHANGE EMAILS 10 TIMES AND FINALLY I WRITE , " OKAY , WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO MEET ? " THAT WAS 4 DAYS AGO. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE ?  A 2 SECOND REPLY EMAIL IS ALL IT TAKES. ANYTHING...........LIKE " HEY , I THINK YOUR A DICK SO I AM NOT SELLING YOU MY WEED WHACKER.....GO EAT AND WHACK SHIT. "  SEE , IS IT THAT HARD ?

        " HOUSTON , WE ARE GOOD TO GO !! " - ROLL TO THE NAIL TO MEET WITH OUR SOUNDMAN.  BESIDES OWING 19 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN BILLS THE MONITORS FOR OUR P.A. SYSTEM WAS ANOTHER PROBLEM ON MY MIND. WE CAUGHT A BREAK AND HE TROUBLE SHOT THE SITUATION WHILE I DRANK BLACK BERRY BRANDY AND SHOT POOL.  WE MAKE A GOOD TEAM. ACTUALLY , HE FOUND THE PROBLEM IN 15 MINUTES.......A LOOSE SEMI- FAULTY OUTPUT JACK.  WE CAUGHT A BREAK AND THAT WAS AWESOME.  I EVEN TRIED TO THROW HIM SOME CASH BUT HE WENT OLD SCHOOL WITH ME AND DID NOT ACCEPT.  ACTUALLY , HE TOLD ME TO , " PUT IT TOWARDS THE A/C BILL. " I WILL EXACTLY DO THAT.  BIG THANKS AGAIN.

        AFTER DINNER WHEELS AND SOME FAMILY STOP AT THE NAIL. IT WAS A NICE SURPRISE. 

        WE WRAP UP THE NIGHT AND I HEAD HOME.  ANOTHER LONG WEEKEND AND A BIG SIDE JOB FRIDAY.....UGH. 

        NO BRANDY OR BEER TODAY AND I HAVE TO ADMIT I FEEL 100X BETTER THE NEXT MORNING.........EVEN THOUGH I ONLY GOT 3 HOURS SLEEP.

        THURSDAY     5 - 4 - 17

        AND THE BURNING OF MONEY CONTINUES.........MAN IT IS SO DEPRESSING.

        OK , THE BAND AND OUR FRIENDS OF " SOCKO " ARE BACK ON FOR FRIDAY NIGHT.  A 99 CENT SHOT FROM 99 BANANAS LIQUORE WILL BE A SPECIAL......FOR CINCO DE MAYO.  WHY WE ARE USING 99 BANANAS I DO NOT KNOW BUT WHAT THE  HELL.I HEAR FREE TACOS WILL BE AT THE NAIL TOO.

        SO I BOUGHT THIS SUPER COOL BACKREST / LUGGAGE RACK ON EBAY FOR MY MOTORCYCLE. I ENJOY RIDING MY KIDS AND WHEELS AND IF IT MADE THEM UNCOMFORTABLE THAN I WILL RESOLVE THE PROBLEM BY INSTALLING A SISSY BAR.  ANYWAY , IT IS ALL CHROME AND SHAPED LIKE A SEMI-ROUNDED TRIANGLE. THE LUGGAGE RACK FLIPS UP OR DOWN. IT IS SUPER BADASS AND THE REVIEWS ON THIS PRODUCT BY CONSUMERS ARE PHENOMENAL.  THE FREE DELIVERY COMES IN 2 DAYS AND ARRIVES TODAY. I SAY , " OK COOL. I WILL TAKE ONE HOUR OUT OF MY DAY AND INSTALL THE PRODUCT. "  NOW THE PRICE I GOT WAS 50% CHEAPER THAN THE STORE.  I OPEN THE BOX AND SEE THE WORDS , " MUST BE INSTALLED WITH MANUFACTURER'S DESIGNED SIDE PLATES "  WAIT.......WHAT ?

        I NEVER SAW IN BIG WORDS OR WARNING WORDS " THIS PRODUCT MUST BE BOUGHT WITH SIDE PLATES SEPARATELY !!!  DO NOT BUY IT ALONE !!! MUST BUY WITH SIDE PLATES !!! DON'T BE AN IDIOT AND BUY THIS INDIVIDUALLY....DUMB ASS"  THAT WOULD OF  BEEN A NICE SIGN TO SEE. BUT NO , I GET SUCKERED IN AGAIN. THE SEMI-GOOD THING IS THERE IS A SMALL SILVER LINING. I CALL THE COMPANY IN OKLAHOMA AND THEY ARE OUT OF BUSINESS OR CLOSED......NICE.  I CALL THE SAME COMPANY IN FLORIDA AND GET A REALLY COOL SALES REP.  HER NAME WAS DONNA.  I SAY I NEED THE SIDE PLATES AND SHE MATCHES IT WITH MY NEW BIKE.  I FIGURE WHAT CAN LITTLE 8 INCH SIDE PLATES COST..........$25 ?  I TELL HER THIS AND SHE PAUSES AND SAYS , " YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LIKE THE PRICE. " I RESPOND , " FUNNY , ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TELLING ME THAT THIS PAST WEEK. "  SHE TELLS ME THE PRICE IS $107.  I BELIEVE A LITTLE POOP CAME OUT MY ASS.  I GIVE A BIG SIGH AND BUM OUT FOR THE NEXT MINUTE WHILE TALKING TO HER. SHE SAYS TO ME , " LET ME SEE IF I CAN HELP YOU OUT. "  I LIKE THOSE WORDS.  IN THE END SHE DROPPED THE PRICE TO $77 AND MADE IT FREE SHIPPING.  SHE TELLS ME , " HOPEFULLY THIS TAKES THE STING OUT OF IT ALITTLE. " I REPLY , " IT DOES, THANKS "

        SCRAMBLING AROUND TO GET THINGS DONE AND I GET THE CALL FROM MY A/C TECH.  THE MAIN ROOM A/C CONDENSER IS IN AND THEY WANT TO INSTALL IT TODAY.  I ARRIVE AT 2PM AND LET THEM IN. HE TELLS ME HE WILL BE AT THE NAIL UNTIL 7PM.  HE ALSO WANTS ANOTHER CHECK BEFORE THE BANKS CLOSE.  OH MAN THIS IS GOING TO HURT. I SAY , " WAIT , I AM PAYING YOU IN FULL BEFORE THE JOB IS COMPLETE ?  WHAT IF IT DOESN'T WORK ? " HE ASSURES ME IT WILL ALL BE GOOD AND HE HAS MY BACK.  THAT MADE ME GIGGLE THAT HE THINKS ALL WILL GO WELL AND THE A/C WILL BE WORKING CORRECTLY.......A GOOD LAUGH.  I ROLL HOME.

        GET A CALL FROM THE A/C TECH AND HE SAYS ," WE GOT A PROBLEM ".  I REPLY , " GEE , NEVER SAW THAT COMING. "  WE HAVE TO CALL P.E.C.O. BECAUSE THERE IS NO POWER COMING INTO YOUR METER.  I SHAKE MY HEAD AND MAKE THE FUCKING CALL TO EMERGENCY SERVICES.  I TALK TO P.E.C.O. AND STRICTLY INSTRUCT THEM THAT THE TECH MUST CALL ME BEFORE ARRIVING. THERE IS NO ONE AT OUR BUSINESS SO THEY MUST CALL.  DISPATCH ASSURES ME AND THEY NEVER CALLED.

        I CALL BACK OUR A/C TECH AND HE TELLS ME HE WILL HANG OUT A LITTLE MORE. HE WILL ORDER DINNER VIA ARDMORE PIZZA. OUR BARTENDER SHOULD BE ARRIVING TOO.  SO BOTH WILL MEET WITH P.E.CO.

        WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST TAKE A RIDE TO COLLEGE TO START MOVING OUT OUR ELDEST. THE KID HAS ONE MORE WEEK TO GO BEFORE THE SEMESTER ENDS. I BRING A HAND TRUCK FOR THE SMALL REFRIGERATOR AND WHEN ARRIVING I MAKE AN UNBELIEVABLE CALL TO BORROW A VERY LARGE BASKET TYPE CART.......HUGE. WE ARRIVE AT HER ROOM AND THE ROOM MATE IS IN BED.  THE KID IS NOT WEARING MUCH WITH HALF HER MELONS HANGING OUT.....A PIECE OF ASS.  NOT RIGHT TO SAY BUT I HAVE NO LIFE AND I AM MISERABLE FROM THE MONEY FLOWING OUT OF OUR BANK ACCOUNTS.  ANYWAY , WE LOAD IN 10 MINUTES AND A NEW RECORD.  WE PACK OUR CAR AND ROLL HOME. I SIT IN THE BACK SIDE TO SIDE WITH MY YOUNGEST. SHE DID NOT LIKE IT MUCH.......BUT I DID.

        UNLOAD AT HOME AND I GET A PIZZA FOR US. IT IS ALREADY 8:30PM.

        AT HOME I TURN ON MY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND SEE THE P.E.C.O. TECH AND OUR A/C TECH TALKING AT THE PANEL BOX.  I CALL BUT HE TELLS ME THEY ARE TROUBLE SHOOTING IT NOW AND WILL CALL LATER.

        THE CALL COMES IN.  I FEEL THE PAIN OF IT BEFORE I EVEN ANSWER THE PHONE. OUR TECH SAYS , " CHRIS , EITHER P.E.C.O. OR YOU HAVE THE PROBLEM HERE. " BASICALLY , THIS MEANS IF THE PROBLEM IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING IT IS P.E.C.O'S PROBLEM AND THEY PAY. IF THE PROBLEM IS ON THE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING I SUCK ASS PAY.  GEE.........I WONDER WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE ?

        OUR TECH TELLS ME THE BAD NEWS. OUR METER HAS MELTED ONTO THE METER BOX. YEP , SOMETHING NEITHER TECHS EVER SAW BEFORE.  CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HEARD THAT LINE IN MY LIFE.  THE P.E.C.O. GUY WAS VERY COOL AND TRIED TO PULL THE METER BUT JUST COULDN'T. IT WAS 10PM AND HE SAID HE COME BACK TOMORROW AND SHUT OUR POWER DOWN.  MY HEART SANK AND DEPRESSION FOLLOWED.

        SO I WILL CALL P.E.C.O. TOMORROW AND ASK FOR ANOTHER EMERGENCY SERVICE CALL SINCE I DO NOT EXPECT THIS TECH TO CALL ME ON MY CELL PHONE BEFORE ARRIVING BECAUSE I HAVE A SIDE JOB TOMORROW.

        WE WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE FINAL SEASON OF " BATES MOTEL."  IT IS EXCELLENT. WE HAVE 2 MORE LEFT.  I WAS SO BUMMED I NEVER HAD A BEER OR BRANDY. 

        OFF TO BED , TOMORROW I AM SURE WILL BRING MORE CHECK WRITING.

         OH , ONE MORE THING, THE PHILLIES INFURIATED ME WITH THEIR BATTERS. THIS IS FUCKING " JV " STUFF.  IN THE LATE INNINGS THE CUBS PITCHERS LOADED THE BASES.  TWO OF THE BATTERS WERE WALKED.  NOW, UP COMES OUR BATTER.  HE HAS A 2 - 0 COUNT AND I SAY TO WHEELS, " SO , TIED GAME , 9TH INNING , BASES LOADED , PITCHER WALKED 2 BATTERS ALREADY , 2 - 0 COUNT ..........WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE NEXT PITCH ? " WHEELS RESPONDS LOGICALLY AND SAYS , " TAKE A PITCH. " MAKES TOTAL SENSE RIGHT ?  BUT IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL A 2 - 0 COUNT MEANS YOU SWING AS HARD AS YOU CAN NO MATTER IF THE BALL IS THROWN AT A HOT DOG VENDER.  WELP , OUR PLAYER SWUNG AT A BALL IN THE DIRT AND EVENTUALLY STRIKES OUT.  THE NEXT BATTER DID THE SAME THING. I WAS CURSING AT THE TV. A FAMILY MEMBER WATCHING TEXTED ME THE SAME THING BASICALLY.  OH , PHILLIES LOSE IN 12 INNINGS ON A THROWING ERROR..........HOW APPROPRIATE.

        ** BONUS WRITING ** - YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME !!!!!

         THIS WEBSITE IS ALWAYS ONE DAY BEHIND WHEN I WRITE. BUT , I HAVE TO TELL YOU WHAT JUST HAPPENED. FRIDAY MORNING AT 8AM I CALL P.E.C.O.  THE GIRL IS NICE AND WE GO OVER ADDRESS OF THE NAIL AND CROSS STREETS 3 TIMES.  SHE WAS VERY THOROUGH WITH MAKING SURE OF OUR ADDRESS.  I WAS EXTREMELY ADAMANT AND TOLD HER " THE TECH ABSOLUTELY MUST CALL MY CELL PHONE SINCE I WILL NOT BE AT THE NAIL IN THE MORNING.  PLEASE IN BIG LETTERS MAKE SURE THEY  " MUST CALL FIRST !! "  RIGHT BEFORE I HANG UP I TELL HER ONE MORE TIME , " PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY KNOW TO CALL MY CELL PHONE. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW IMPORTANT IT IS. " SHE REPLIES , " ABSOLUTELY , AND YOUR CROSS STREET TO HAVERFORD ROAD IS LORRAINE STREET RIGHT ?"
          I REPLY , " YEP , SOUNDS GOOD , THANKS. "

        AT 9:29AM , I GET A KNOCK ON MY HOME DOOR.  THE DOG STARTS BARKING AND I SEE A GUY IN AN ORANGE OUTFIT WITH A WHITE HELMET.  I OPEN THE DOOR AND HE SAYS , " I'M FROM P.E.C.O. , YOU CALLED FOR AN EMERGENCY ? " OH...........MY..............GOD.

        FRIDAY          5 - 5 - 17

        START MORNING UP AT 4:30AM.  I DECIDE JUST TO GET UP AND START THE DAY.  I TRY TO WAIT AS LONG AS I CAN FOR P.E.C.O TO CALL.   BY 10AM I AM RUNNING BEHIND AND I START LOADING MY VAN. MY CELL PHONE RINGS AND P.E.C.O. TELLS ME THEY WILL ARRIVE FROM 11AM TO 3 PM.  I ASK IF HE CAN BE MORE SPECIFIC SINCE I HAVE TO WORK.  HE SAID HE CALL THE FIELD TECH AND GET RIGHT BACK TO ME.

        45 MINUTES LATER I AM STILL WAITING. I DECIDE TO GET MY SHAVING AND SHOWER OUT OF THE WAY WHILE I AM WAITING FOR THE PHONE CALL.  I GET THE SOAP AND LATHER UP ALONG WITH APPLYING SHAVING CREAM TO MY FACE. I LOOK LIKE A NAKED SANTA CLAUS COVERED IN SNOW.  JUST AS I AM ABOUT TO TAKE THE FIRST STROKE OF MY RAZOR MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF........OF COURSE.

        MY ELDEST HEADS TO THE NAIL AND OPENS THE DOORS FOR P.E.C.O.  THE KID IS MY GO-BETWEEN SINCE I AM HEADING TO A SIDE JOB.  VIA PHONE I COORDINATE WITH OUR A/C TECH AND THE P.E.C.O. TECH.  WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE WE NEED A NEW METER.  NOT SURE WHO IS PAYING FOR IT AND WE HAVE TO TEST OUR ELECTRIC PANEL FOR SURGES SO THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.........LOTSA FUN.

        I HEAD TO A FULL DAY SIDE JOB.  7 HOURS OF DOING PROJECTS LIKE TILING A BACKSPLASH , SECURING SIDING , FIXING 2 TOILETS , FIXING AN EXERCISE CYCLE MACHINE , REPLACING A STORM DOOR LOCK , INSTALLING A DOOR SWEEP , AND MORE.  BY 5:45PM I GOT ON THE TURNPIKE AND HEADED DIRECTLY TO THE NAIL.

        PREP THE NAIL FOR CINCO DE MAYO. A BAND WAS APPARENTLY BRINGING FREE TACOS AND WE WERE DOING 99 CENT " MONKEY IN A SOMBRERO " SHOT.  OF COURSE THE BARTENDER AND I HAD TO TEST THE TEQUILA , 99 BANANAS ,AND GRAPEFRUIT MIXTURE.  IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

        I ROLL HOME AT 7:30PM AND ALMOST FALL ASLEEP ON THE 6 MINUTE RIDE.

        WHEELS MAKES LEFTOVER PIZZA AND WE HANGOUT WITH OUR ELDEST.

        PHILLIES HAVE SUCH A TOUGH SCHEDULE. EVERY TEAM WE PLAY IS A PLAYOFF TEAM.

        WHEELS AND I WATCH THE FINAL 2 EPISODES OF THE LAST SEASON OF " BATES MOTEL ".  THEY WERE EXCELLENT.  I DID NOT EXPECT THE ENDING AND I EVEN MISSED SOMETHING KINDA IMPORTANT.  WHEELS HAD TO TELL ME. I WON'T BE A SPOILER IN CASE ANYONE IS READING THIS AND IS A FAN OF THE SHOW. I HATE TO SEE IT END BECAUSE IT REALLY IS AN EXCELLENT SERIES.

        HEAD TO BED AROUND 10:15PM AND AGAIN NO BRANDY OR BEER FOR A NIGHT CAP.  THOUGH I DID HAVE 2 VODKAS AND SODA WATER.  I FELT GOOD WITH NO SUGAR HEADACHES WHEN I GOT UP AT 4AM. IT IS 6AM NOW SO I GUESS I WILL START THE DAY.

        SATURDAY       5 - 6 - 17

        LONG NIGHT BUT A FUN NIGHT.

        START MORNING AT 4AM. I HELP SPELL CHECK SOME COLLEGE ESSAYS ALONG WITH SOME OTHER STUFF.

        SCRAMBLED THE WHOLE MORNING WITH PROJECTS I HAD TO GET DONE BEFORE 12 NOON.

        ALL OF US ATTEND A VERY NICE FIRST COMMUNION FAMILY PARTY.  IT IS 12:30PM AND I AM ALREADY TIRED. IT WAS A GOOD TIME.

        BACK HOME I CAN ONLY STAY 15 MINUTES. I SO WANTED TO NAP BUT JUST COULDN'T.  OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A LARGE SHOW AND A FIRST TIME EVER WORK TEAM.  OVER 186 TICKETS WERE SOLD AND 140 ACTUALLY CAME THROUGH AND IT WAS A FUN NIGHT.  MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD TO NOT BAD BUT THE PEOPLE I PLAYED WITH ALL NIGHT LONG MAKING JOKES ON THE MICROPHONE.  

        SOME FUN THINGS I DID :

        - TOLD A LARGE CROWD IF " PATCH " THE ONE EYED HORSE WINS THE KENTUCKY DERBY I WOULD BY THE WHOLE CROWD A ROUND.

        - I USE A MICROPHONE RIGHT OFF STAGE AND IT IS PREFECT WHEN I AM DOING THE DOOR AND RUNNING THE SHOW.  I HIDE AROUND THE CORNER WITH THE MIC AND SAY , " IF YOU CAN SEE ME I WILL BUY A DRINK ".  THIS GORGEOUS GIRL WITH A SMOKING BODY YELLS OUT , " I SEE YOU !!! " SHE WANTS ME TO DO A 99 BANANA SHOT WITH HER. I WILL NEVER TO ANOTHER 99 BANANA SHOT.

        - HASSLING A " MANAGER " FOR LETTING HER PROTÉGÉE PERFORMER BREAK HIS ANKLE THE DAY BEFORE THE SHOW.  SHE WAS ADORABLE.

        - ALL OLDER WOMEN I COMPLIMENTED THEM ON LOOKING GOOD AND I NEEDED TO CARD THEM.

        - SOME PERFORMERS I COMPLIMENTED BY SAYING YOU ARE WAY OVER DRESSED FOR HERE. ONE GUY HUGGED ME AND TOOK A PICTURE WITH ME TOO.

        THERE WERE SOME MORE THINGS AND THE CROWD HIT A HIGH OF 140.  THIS MONSTER CROWD WAS FUN. I PLAYED WITH EVERY HOT GIRL HERE........ESPECIALLY THE ONES IN CLOTH SPANDEX.  OH MY GOD. I THINK I SAID TO SOME FRIENDS , " MAN TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. "

        I ALLOWED " DRACO " , A LOCAL AND REGULAR TO PERFORM AND HE ABSOLUTELY KILLED IT.  A GROUP OF ABOUT 12 GIRLS WITH ALL SMOKING BODIES WERE YELLING , SCREAMING , AND LAUGHING AS THEY HEARD HIS LYRICS.  THE ONE SONG CALLED " PUT YOU IN  BOX " ( SOMETHING LIKE THAT) , THEY REQUESTED FOR HIM TO SING IT 2 MORE TIMES.  HE DID , ONE TIME WITH MUSIC AND ONE TIME ACAPELLA.  THEY WERE EATING IT UP !! I WAS HAPPY FOR HIM BUT HAD A DEFIBRILLATOR CLOSE......MAN HE WAS SWEATING.

        AGAIN , A SUPER EFFICIENT SHOW WAS RUN MAKING BOTH FANS AND ARTISTS FEEL GOOD.  I EVEN TOOK PICTURES WITH SOME PERFORMERS.

        ALL THIS GOOD STUFF AND SOME GIRL GAVE US 2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW HERE. OH WELL , CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY.

        THE ONE THING I WAS KINDA RELUCTANT BUT GLAD I DID IT WAS BOTH OUR KIDS WORKED TONIGHT.  ONE BARTENDED WHILE THE OTHER COOKED. THEY DID AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC JOB.

        I GOT HOME AT 1:30 AM , ATE A TINY BURRITO FROM TACO BELL , HAD SOME PEANUTS , DRANK SOME WATER , AND WENT TO BED.  MY LEGS WERE HURTING BIG TIME FROM STANDING THE ENTIRE SHOW.

        SAD NEWS HEARING FORMER NAIL SOFTBALL PLAYER AND FRIENDED AT 65.  COULD NOT FIND A NICER GUY.  RIP.....D.E.   WHEELS AND I WILL ATTEND THE VIEWING ON MONDAY.

        BARNABY'S IN HAVERTOWN WENT COMPLETELY UP IN FLAMES SUNDAY MORNING..........AN OWNERS WORSE NIGHTMARE.

        SUNDAY    5 - 7 - 17

        START MORNING UP AT 4AM AND JUST START MY DAMN DAY.  IT IS SO FRUSTRATING NOT TO SLEEP.

        PHILLIES WITH A NICE COME BACK WIN.

        HEAD OUT TO FINISH A SIDE JOB. THIS TIME TILING AND USING MY WET SAW....LOTSA FUN.  3 HOURS LATER I WAS DONE AND HEADING TO ANOTHER ESTIMATE. 

        BY 5:30PM I WAS HEADING HOME.  A QUICK DINNER AND OFF TO THE NAIL.  IT WAS A GOOD SATURDAY NIGHT AND LOTS OF CLEANING NEEDED TO BE DONE.  I HUNG OUT ALITTLE WITH SOME WORKERS AND REGULARS BUT BY 8:30PM I WAS TO DAMN TIRED. I DID READ EVERYONE MY ENCOUNTER WITH THE PSYCHO GIRL LAST TUESDAY....SUCH A GOOD STORY.

        AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF " HOMELAND ".  I FELL ASLEEP AND HAVE TO RE-WATCH IT.

        BY 9:50PM I WAS GOING TO BED.  I WAKE UP AT 1AM , 2AM , AND AT 3:30AM I JUST GOT UP AND STARTED DOING COMPUTER WORK.  WHEELS GETS UP TO PEE AND SEES ME IN THE KITCHEN SITTING IN FRONT OF MY COMPUTER WITH JUST BOXERS ON AND SAYS , " OH MAN ".  YEP , EXACTLY HOW I FEEL.

        OWNER OF BARNABY'S SAYS HE WILL RE-BUILD THE CLUB BY JULY 1ST. THAT IS A TOUGH TASK BUT I HOPE HE DOES.

        OUR NEW MOUNTAIN HOUSE CLEANER TEXTED ME " NO SIGNS OF SQUIRRELS IN AWNING ". THIS IS A GOOD THING.  I AM THINKING CONDO OR MOUNTAIN HOUSE VISIT IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.

        MONDAY      5 - 8 - 17

        A TRUE TESTAMENT - WHEELS AND I ATTENDED A FRIENDS FUNERAL. WE KNOW BOTH HIM AND THE WIDOWED WIFE. BOTH FREQUENTED THE NAIL IN THE PAST AND BOTH HUSBAND AND WIFE PLAYED ON OUR SOFTBALLS TEAMS. WE PLAYED WITH THEM FOR MANY YEARS. IT WAS SAD AND THEY HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE 100 YARD LINE JUST TO GET IN THE FUNERAL HOME. THIS IS A TRUE TESTAMENT ON HOW THIS GUY LIVED HIS LIFE........ALWAYS KIND.........ALWAYS POSITIVE.  WE STOOD IN LINE AND LET SOME FRIENDS CUT IN WITH US. I EVEN LENT A DAUGHTER MY JACKET BECAUSE IT WAS CHILLY.

        INSIDE......MANY PICTURES AND A VIDEO OF HIS LIFE WERE DISPLAYED.  WE MET MUCH OF THE FAMILY INCLUDING OUR FRIEND THE WIFE.  SHE JUST PAINFULLY SAID AFTER I HUGGED HER , " WE WERE SO CLOSE. WE WERE SO CLOSE ".

        BACK HOME WE GET SOME THINGS DONE. I HELP OUR ELDEST WITH SOME HOME WORK.

        THIS WILL MAKE MY DAD FEEL GOOD FOR A WEEK. ONE PROJECT I HELPED FOR MY KID WAS I HAD TO BE A NEWS REPORTER INTERVIEWING A PERSON WHO KNEW ABOUT TEACHING. WELL , MY DAD WAS A SUPERVISOR / PROFESSOR HIS WHOLE LIFE SO WHO MORE PERFECT. I ASKED HIM QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVATE VS PUBLIC SCHOOLING , CHANGES FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT AND MORE.  THERE WERE TIMES I WAS GETTING CHOKED UP BECAUSE I KNEW MY DAD WAS SO PROUD TO TALK ABOUT STUFF LIKE THIS.  IT WAS PRETTY COOL.  AFTER ABOUT 20 MINUTES OF TALKING THAN MY KID HAD TO PUT IT ALTOGETHER AND CRITIQUE IT , AND THAN WRITE AN ESSAY ON HIGHER EDUCATION.

        A FRIEND STOPS BY AND SHE IS ALWAYS FUN TO HANG WITH. WHEELS WAS TRYING TO NAP BUT THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS LETTING HER SLEEP WHEN HER BEST FRIEND STOPS IN.  WE TALKED AND LAUGHED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

        WHEELS HEADS TO A SECOND VIEWING AND IT WAS POLAR OPPOSITE OF THE MORNING ONE WE ATTENDED.  SHE TOOK SOME OLD FRIENDS OUT TO DINNER AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT. IT WAS FUNNY BECAUSE WHEELS WAS GREETED BY 2 WORKERS SHE KNEW ALONG WITH A COUSIN.  HER FRIENDS SAID , " YOU MUST COME HERE ALL THE TIME. " WHEELS REPLIED , " IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS. "

        I HEAD TO THE NAIL AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I HAD SOME PEOPLE COME THROUGH AND DID SOME MORE EDITING AND SPELL CHECKING FOR OUR KID'S HOMEWORK. I KINDA FELT I WAS BACK AT SCHOOL.  

        THE GIRL THAT NOT KNOWINGLY SHOWED ME HER TITS LAST WEEK DID NOT COME IN TONIGHT.  BUT , THE GUY SHE WAS WITH DID.  HE DID APOLOGIZE AND WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. HE WAS PRETTY COOL.

        I ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT PRETTY DAMN TIRED. I HAVE A SMALL SIDE JOB TOMORROW FOR THE TOP TOP DOG AT A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY.  I HEARD THEIR HOUSE IS A MANSION AND WHEN I USED G.P.S TO FIND IT ...............IT WAS HIDDEN.  THAT IS A GOOD HIDING SPOT.

        END THE NIGHT WITH SOME WINE , CHEESE , AND 2 SMALL CHICKEN CUTLETS.  OUR ELDEST WAS STILL UP STUDYING FOR HER FINALS THIS WEEK.  THE KID HAS 2 DAYS TO GO.

        WHEELS AND I THROW A GREETING/MEETING GET TOGETHER AT OUR 6 BEDROOM APARTMENT BUILDING. EACH YEAR WE LET THE RENTERS MEET EACH OTHER AND WE SUPPLY BEER , SODA , AND SNACKS. IT IS A GOOD WAY TO LET THEM SOCIALIZE AND SEE WHO IS RENTING WITH THEM IN OUR BUILDING. I SEE ONE GUY IS REALLY HELPING HIMSELF TO BEER SO I DECIDE TO GO TO OUR GARAGE TO GET MORE.  WE MET IN APARTMENT ONE'S KITCHEN. I GO DOWN STEPS THAT LEAD TO A STAIRCASE WITH NO RAILINGS. THIS LEADS TO OUR GARAGE AND THAN OUTSIDE. I SEE MY DAD WALKING UP THE STEPS EXTREMELY SLOWLY WITH HIS CANE AND I SAY , " YO DAD , DON'T GO UP THESE STEPS. I WILL BE DONE IN 10 MINUTES. JUST GO BACK OUTSIDE AND MEET ME THERE.  HAVE A SMOKE TO WASTE SOME TIME. " HE RESPONDS , " YOU'RE RIGHT I'LL TURN AROUND. "  AS I PASS HIM I REALIZE I BETTER HELP HIM BACK DOWN THE 5 OR 6 STEPS HE WENT UP. AS SOON AS I TURN AROUND I SEE MY DAD TRIP AND LEAP OFF THE 4TH STEP.  HIS CANE GOES FLYING AND HE DOES A COMPLETE FACE PLANT. I MEAN HANDS AT HIS SIDES FACE PLANT. I YELL OUT , " JESUS CHRIST DAD !! " I RUN OVER AND HIS HEAD IS BLEEDING ON THE SIDE AND HIS NOSE IS SMOOSHED IN.  I RUN UP THE STAIRCASE AND OPEN THE DOOR AND YELL UP TO APARTMENT ONE , " CALL 911 ! CALL 911 ! CALL 911 !!! " MY VOICE WAS SO FRANTIC IT WAS SKIPPING WHEN TRYING TO YELL 911. I SEE ONE WOMAN START DIALING HER CELL PHONE. I GO BACK TO MY DAD AND LEAN HIM ON HIS SIDE.  I SEE BLOOD AND SAY , " ARE YOU OKAY ? "............dream ends.

        TUESDAY     5 - 9 - 17

        THE BIG BOSS.

        START MORNING OUT DRIVING ELDEST BACK TO COLLEGE. ALWAYS A FUN RIDE SAYING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING......LOTSA FUN.  AHHHHHHH TEENAGERS.

        BENEFIT SHOW THIS FRIDAY FOR JAKE HEATON. HE WAS VERY MUCH LIKED ESPECIALLY AMONGST MANY BANDS IN THIS AREA. 6 BANDS TOTAL FOR FRIDAY NIGHT.

        BATTLE OF THE BANDS ON SATURDAY.  THIS SHOULD BE FUN WITH 7 BANDS COMING THROUGH.

        OFF TO A SIDE JOB FOR THE TOP DOG IN A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY.  IT WAS SMALL PROJECT BUT OF COURSE THERE WAS A CATCH.  A REALLY NICE CEILING FAN COUPLED WITH A REALLY NICE CHANDELIER NEEDED TO BE HUNG.  I MOVED PRETTY QUICKLY ON THAT.  ONE PROBLEM , THE LIGHT COULD NOT BE TURNED OFF INDIVIDUALLY BECAUSE OF NO PULL STRING.  A REMOTE HAD TO BE ORDERED SEPARATELY.  GOOD CHANCE I WILL BE RETURNING.

        WHEELS BOUGHT ME NEW CLOTHS.  THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED IN 20 YEARS.  SHE ALSO CALLED ME FAT.

        PHILLIES JUST BLOW.  A 9 - 5 LEAD WAS SQUANDERED AND WE LOSE 10 - 9.  MAN....CAN'T TAKE IT.

        IT'S OFFICIAL , I AM A FAN OF THE NEW TV SERIES EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT......" BROCKMIRE ". WHEELS AND I WATCHED 2 EPISODES.  IT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD MANY TIMES.  THE 3 FAT BASEBALL PLAYERS GETTING HIT BY PITCHES 3 TIMES IN A ROW BECAUSE THEIR BELLIES WERE HANGING OVER HOME PLATE IS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY.

        BACK HOME I CHILL FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND DECIDE TO GET THE NAIL PREPPING OUT OF THE WAY.  RETURN HOME AND HAVE THE WHOLE NIGHT TO MYSELF. THAN MY PHONE GOES OFF AND I FORGOT I WAS MEETING AN INSURANCE REP FOR AN INSPECTION...........DAMN IT.

        END THE NIGHT TIRED AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 10PM.  WATCH TV FOR JUST A LITTLE AND I ACTUALLY SLEPT DECENT.

        WEDNESDAY       5 - 10 - 17

        I WANT TO SIT AROUND AND DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. RUNNING TODAY.....UGH.

        COORDINATING WITH P.E.C.O. IS LIKE ASKING AN ELEPHANT TO WALK A TIGHTROPE.

        CANCELLATION AT OUR CONDO FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. RENTER GAVE US A 2 WEEK NOTICE ONLY BECAUSE I CALLED THEM.  WHEELS AND I WILL BE NICE AND RETURN THE DEPOSIT EVEN THOUGH THE LEASE SAYS , " FORFEIT DEPOSIT IF CANCELLING WITHIN 30 DAYS ".  YEP , NOT ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY.  OH , NOT ONCE HAVE WE EVER KEPT A DEPOSIT WHEN PEOPLE CANCEL ON US WITHIN 30 DAYS. IT HAS HAPPENED OVER 50 TIMES SINCE WE HAVE BEEN RENTING OUR HOMES. I BELIEVE IN KARMA AND KEEPING PEOPLE'S MONEY WOULD GO AGAINST THAT BELIEF. WHEELS IS OPPOSITE OF THAT BELIEF.

        MY BROTHER HAS BEEN RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR 15 YEARS STRAIGHT WITH 10 FRIENDS. A REALLY COOL RE-UNION OF FRIENDS AND HE ALWAYS POSTS PICTURES OF IT ON FACEBOOK. HE ASKED IF HE COULD ARRIVE A NIGHT OR 2 EARLY WITH HIS WEEKEND COMING UP. WE ALWAYS SAY YES AS LONG AS OUR HOME IS NOT RENTED. WE ALWAYS SAY PEOPLE CAN ARRIVE EARLIER OR LEAVE LATER FOR FREE.  WE HAVE DONE THIS OVER 200 TIMES SINCE 1993. YEP , NOT ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY.

        WHEELS WANTED TO KEEP THE SECURITY DEPOSIT. WHAT WOULD YOU DO ? I ARRIVED AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND IT COMPLETELY STUNK OF INDIAN FOOD OR PEOPLE OR B.O. OR I AM NOT SURE WHAT THE HELL IT WAS. I AIRED THE HOUSE OUT FOR 3 DAYS IN 45 DEGREE WEATHER. YEP , HAD THE HEAT ON WITH ALL THE WINDOWS OPEN AND WORE A JACKET TO BED....WITH SOCKS ON. HOW THE HELL CAN YOU SLEEP WITH SOCKS ON ?  ANYWAY , THAT WOULD LITERALLY BE THROWING MONEY OUT THE WINDOW.  OH , WE GAVE THE DEPOSIT BACK. YEP , NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY.

        TAKE A RIDE TO PICK UP A FRIEND IN KING OF PRUSSIA. MAN SHE HAS A BEAUTIFUL HOME IN A REALLY NICE AREA.

        CALL P.E.C.O. AND THEY SET UP 2 APPOINTMENTS. I JUST DON'T GET IT.

        PICK UP WHEELS AND TAKE HER AND A FRIEND TO MY SISTER-IN-LAW'S HOUSE. THEY SET-UP A JOINT SURPRISE FOR OUR FRIEND.  THE DAUGHTER FLEW IN FROM OUT OF STATE TO SURPRISE THE MOM FOR MOTHER'S DAY AND ALL OF THEM WERE GOING TO A BASEBALL GAME.....VERY NICE.

        BACK HOME I START THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING MY BACKREST / LUGGAGE RACK ON MY MOTORCYCLE. OF COURSE IT IS ALWAYS A PROJECT.  I DECIDE I WILL NOT START THE PROJECT UNTIL I FIND A TOOL TO FIT A HEXAGON BOLT. 1 HOUR LATER WITH TOOLS ALL OVER MY PATIO I HAVE NOTHING TO REMOVE THE HEX BOLTS. 

        I TAKE A RIDE TO BRYN MAWR HARDWARE STORE THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 75 YEARS.  PARK MY CAR , PAY THE METER , AND WALK TO THE STORE.  I SEE A SIGN ON THE DOOR " CLOSED BECAUSE I'M RETIRING. " BACK IN MY CAR I GO TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY. I FIND AN ALLAN WRENCH BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO FIT THE HEX BOLT. I EVEN TOOK A PICTURE OF IT TO SHOW THEM.

        BACK HOME I SAY A SMALL PRAYER. I OPEN THE NEW $10 ALLAN WRENCH SET AND IT FITS THE BOLT. 1 1/2 HOURS LATER I CAN NOW START THE INSTALLATION. IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES I HAVE IT DONE. I STORE AWAY THE 1000 TOOLS ON OUR PATIO AND THAN I HAVE THE GREAT IDEA OF ORGANIZING MY VAN OF ITS 1000 TOOLS.  ANOTHER HOUR AND EVERY THING IS DONE.

         I TAKE A SHORT RIDE ON THE BIKE JUST TO GET A FEEL FOR IT WITH THE BACK REST ON IT.  IT CAME OUT REALLY BEAUTIFUL AND I SPENT WAY TOO MUCH MONEY ON IT , BUT IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY.  MY KID FELT UNSECURE AND ALITTLE SCARED RIDING WITH ME SO THAT IS THE SOLE REASON FOR INSTALLING A BACK REST.  I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK TO SHOW SOME FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

        BACK HOME I MEET OUR RENTER WHO BORROWS OUR LAWN MOWER EVERY 2 WEEKS. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THIS AND I EVEN FILL THE GAS TANK FOR HER.  OH , SHE BROUGHT HER KID AND DOG. MAN DID OUR DOG FREAK OUT INSIDE THE HOUSE. OF COURSE , I LET OUR PUP OUT AND THE 2 DOGS PLAYED.

        OFF TO PICK UP MY NIECE. GOOD LOOKING KID WITH STRAIGHT A'S IN SCHOOL. I REALLY DIG THIS KID. WE TALK ABOUT HER PROMS AND SCHOOL.......IT WAS NICE.

        DROP MY NIECE OFF AND HEAD TO COLLEGE TO GET OUR ELDEST. PER MY ADVICE , THE KID BORROWED A LARGE CLOTH CART AGAIN TO MOVE HER STUFF FROM HER ROOM TO OUTSIDE. WE LOADED QUICKLY AND HEADED HOME.

        WHEELS GOES TO DINNER WITH SOME FRIENDS.

        WE ARRIVE HOME AND I MAKE A DAMN GOOD CHICKEN CUTLET , HAM , AND PROVOLONE GRINDER. IT WAS EXCELLENT.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND BARTEND FOR THE NIGHT. I WATCHED THE PENGUINS BEAT THE CAPITALS IN GAME 7......AGAIN.  WOW , WASHINGTON FANS MUST FEEL LIKE US. WE HAVE A TON OF COUSINS WHO CHEER FOR BOTH TEAMS BUT I WAS LEANING TOWARDS THE CAPITALS THIS TIME.

        PHILLIES BLOW.

        BACK HOME LATE NIGHT AND THE 15 HOUR DAY IS OVER. A GLASS OF WINE WITH LOW ASS CALORIE ASS CHIPS AND HUMMUS.   IT WAS OFF TO BED.

        THURSDAY      5 - 11 - 17

        FRIDAY - JAKE HEATON BENEFIT SHOW WITH 6 BANDS.  ALL MONEY FOR THIS FALLEN FRIEND WILL GO TO HIS FAMILY.

        SATURDAY - BATTLE OF THE BANDS BOOKED BY A COMPANY IN GERMANY.  FROM THE EMAILS OF THE SHOW MANAGER I DO NOT HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THIS NIGHT.  THE GOOD THING IS I KNOW BASMATI VICE WHO ARE AN EXCELLENT BAND.

        SOMETIMES I RE-READ MY PREVIOUS BLOGS.  JESUS MY SPELLING BLOWS.

        OH MAN , I AM NOT A FAN OF TEXTING ESPECIALLY GROUP TEXTING.  TODAY'S GROUP TEXT AND MY CELL WAS GOING OFF FOR 45 MINUTES STRAIGHT.  UGH.....NOT A FAN OF TEXTING. DOES ANYONE EVER CALL NOWADAYS ?  

        I DID SOMETHING TODAY I HAVE BEEN DREADING FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.  OH MY HANDS HURT BIG TIME. WE HAVE 7 GARDENS AT OUR HOUSE. TODAY I WEEDED 6 GARDENS AND TRIMMED BACK 3 TREES. OH THE FUN.  THE KIDS AND THE PUP HELPED ME RAKE AND LOAD ALL THE WEEDS.  FOUR TRASHCANS LATER I WAS DONE. TOMORROW IS THE LAST GARDEN AND THE BIGGEST AND THE ONE WITH THE MOST WEEDS THAT LITERALLY LOOK LIKE SMALL TREES NOW..........CRAP.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL AND HAVE A LITTLE TALK WITH ONE OF OUR BARTENDERS.  SOME RULES ARE BEING BROKEN AND IT HAD TO BE DISCUSSED.

        BACK HOME WHEELS AND I BINGE WATCH " BROCKMIRE " OF 5 EPISODES. THEY WERE EXCELLENT AND WE ARE CAUGHT UP FOR THE SEASON FINALE NEXT WEEK.  I ACTUALLY SHED TEARS FROM CRYING ON ONE SCENE.  THIS SHOW ON THE TV CHANNEL " IBF " CAN BE ON-DEMANDED AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. THE GOOD THING THEY ARE 30 MINUTE SHOWS AND FAST FORWARDING MAKES THEM ABOUT 22 MINUTES LONG. I DID NOTICE SINCE THE SHOW GAINED SO MUCH POPULARITY AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES THE COMMERCIALS WERE ADDED.  THE LAST EPISODE MAY HAVE BEEN 19 MINUTES LONG.

        OFF TO BED AND SLEEP PRETTY QUICKLY. THE DAMN WEEDS KNOCKED ME DOWN GOOD.

        AT MY PARENTS HOUSE WHEELS AND I WATCH " BROCKMIRE " IN MY OLD ROOM. WE ARE LAYING DOWN ON OUR BACKS WATCHING THE SHOW AND ENJOYING EACH OTHER'S COMPANY. I BEGIN MASSAGING HER CHEST.................dream ends.

         ( THERE WAS MORE TO THIS DREAM BUT I CAN'T WRITE ABOUT IT )

        FRIDAY        5 - 12 - 17

        UP EARLY AGAIN AND THERE WAS ONE THING I WANTED TO DO BEFORE THE MONSOON RAINS.......WEED.

        GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL EARLY MORNING AND GET MY NORMAL STUFF DONE.

        FOR THE 7TH STRAIGHT DAY I CALL P.E.C.O.  AFTER TODAY I WILL NOT CALL THEM AGAIN.  THERE IS A REASON FOR THIS. I CALL EMERGENCY SERVICE AND FOR THE 7TH TIME THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHO I AM OR WHAT PROBLEM WE HAVE AT THE NAIL.  SO TO MAKE IT REALLY IMPORTANT I SAY , " OUR METER IS MELTED TO THE METER BOX ".  THEY TELL ME SOMEONE WILL BE THERE.  AGAIN , FOR THE 7TH TIME I INSIST THEY CALL MY CELL PHONE FOR A HEADS UP.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET AN INSURANCE REP.  GUY WAS SUPER COOL AND SUPER FAST.  I DECIDE TO STAY AN HOUR TO PREP THE NAIL FOR A BIG NIGHT AND BENEFIT SHOW. SO GLAD I DID BECAUSE 30 MINUTES LATER THERE IS A KNOCK ON THE DOOR.  WHO IS IT ?......P.EC.O.  UNBELIEVABLE.

        THE TECH IS VERY COOL AND HE PROMISES ME HE WILL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. HE EVEN MAKES 4 OR 5 CALLS AND HIS SUPERVISOR SHOWS UP HERE TOO.  I GET OUR A/C TECH ON THE PHONE TO TALK WITH THEM AND NOW EVERYTHING IS STRAIGHT WITH JUST ONE PROBLEM .........THEY DO NOT HAVE A 3 PHASE METER. THE TECH ME THIS IS JUST NOT SEE ANYMORE.  OF COURSE THEIR NOT. I TELL THEM THAT IS WHAT ALL THE PREVIOUS TECHS SAID.  HE DECIDES TO PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER WITH ONE THING MISSING........THE METER.  HE TALKS TO MY A/C TECH AGAIN TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE AND GOOD TO GO. OUR TECH WILL RETURN ON MONDAY TO FINISH THE NEW A/C.  OH , ONE MORE THING , THE P.E.C.O. TECH SAYS RIGHT BEFORE HE LEAVES , " ENJOY YOUR FREE ELECTRICITY. "  YEP , NO METER = NO BILL........NICE. I AM SO NOT CALLING P.E.C.O.

        BACK HOME I TACKLE WHAT I SO DO NOT WANT TO DO.........WEED.  I START AT 10:30AM AND FINISH AT 4:22PM.  7 TRASHCANS LATER OUR GARDENS ARE DONE.  MY YOUNGEST HELPS WITH RAKING AND LOADING THE WEEDS INTO THE TRASHCANS. I AM EXHAUSTED.

        SHOWER AND HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A GOOD BENEFIT SHOW.  I WORKED THE DOOR AND HELP ORGANIZE BANDS ARRIVING UNTIL 8PM.  I BUY SOME DRINKS FOR 2 PROMOTERS I KNOW AND EVEN MAKE AN ORDER OF BROCCOLI BYTES FOR ONE PROMOTER SINCE HE DID NOT HAVE DINNER. ALL WAS FREE BECAUSE I BELEIVE IT IS NOT ABOUT MONEY BUT BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.

        I ROLL HOME AND MY LEGS ARE ACHING. I AM SO GOING TO BED AT 8:45PM.

        AT HOME WE HAVE FAMILY OVER SO I AM FORCE TO DRINK WITH THEM.  BY 11PM , THEY ROLL OUT AND I POUR MYSELF TO BED.

        AT 4:00AM I WAKE UP TO ITCHING ON MY LEG.....YEP , GOT POISON IVY OR SOMETHING.  I PUT SOME CALAMINE LOTION AND DO SOME WEBSITE STUFF UNTIL 6AM.  OFF TO BED AGAIN.

        AT COLLEGE MY ELDEST SHOWS ME THE CAMPUS. I DECIDE I WANT TO HANG OUT AND MAYBE TAKE A CLASS. THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS ME A ROOM FOR 2 NIGHTS NO CHARGE JUST TO SEE IF I LIKE IT.  MY KID LEAVES AND I SETTLE IN.  I WANT TO SHOWER AND I WAS TOLD THE BATHROOMS ARE AT THE END OF THE HALLWAY. IN JUST TORN BOXERS AND A TOWEL I WALK DOWN THE HALLWAY. AT THE END IT TURNS AND I WALK TO THE END OF THAT HALLWAY. I DO NOT SEE THE BATHROOMS BUT I OVER HEAR SOME STUDENTS COMPLAINING THAT THE SHOWERS ARE ALL DOWN IN THE BASEMENT. I GO DOWN THE STAIRCASE 4 FLOORS AND STILL CAN NOT SEE THE BATHROOMS.  I SEE BOILERS AND I KNOW I AM IN THE WRONG PLACE.

        CONT - I GO OUT A DOOR AND NOW I AM OUTSIDE WITH JUST RIPPED BOXERS AND A TOWEL.  TO MAKE IT WORSE I AM THE OLDEST ON CAMPUS AND ALL THE KIDS ARE STARING AT ME. I QUICKLY WALK TO AN ADJOINING BUILDING AND UP A STAIRCASE. A YOUNG GIRL COMING DOWN THE STAIRWAY SEES ME.  I ASK HER DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE SHOWERS ARE AND SHE REPLIES , " OH MY GOD YOUR BREATH IS HORRIBLE ".   I REPLY , " OK , THANKS."  I WALK TO A RECEPTION AREA WHERE 4 WOMEN ARE BUSY AND I ASK THEM IF I CAN BORROW A CELL PHONE. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GET BACK TO MY DORM OR EVEN KNOW MY ROOM NUMBER.  ONE LADY RELUCTANTLY SAYS , " I SHOULDN'T DO THIS BUT HERE. " I BEGIN TO DIAL MY KID'S PHONE NUMBER BUT I CAN NOT REMEMBER IT. I DECIDED TO CALL WHEELS.  MY SISTER-IN-LAW ANSWERS HER PHONE AND JUST STARTS GIGGLING.  I TRY TO EXPLAIN TO HER I HAVE A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE HERE AND NEED TO TALK TO NANCY. SHE JUST CONTINUES TO LAUGH AND HANGS UP.

        CONT -  I GIVE THE PHONE BACK AND FEEL ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS IN JUST BOXERS.  MY HAIRY CHEST , HAIRY LEGS , AND IN JUST A TOWEL TO COVER MY MONKEY BODY.  I FEEL LIKE I HAVE ALZHEIMER'S. I FEEL HELPLESS AND EMBARRASSED WHEN I HEAR MY CELL PHONE GO OFF...............dream ends.

        AT 8AM MY CELL PHONE RINGS AND IT IS MY ELDEST AT OUR BACK DOOR BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT HAVE A KEY TO GET IN.

        AT 8:15AM MY CELL GOES OFF AGAIN AND 3 HOURS LATER I SOLD MY MOTORCYCLE THAT I PUT ON CRAIGSLIST AT 4AM.

        AT 12 NOON ANOTHER PHONE CALL WITH ANOTHER OFFER ON THE BIKE.

        SATURDAY           5 - 13 - 17

        LONG DAY BUT AN INTERESTING ONE. OH , AND I REALLY SHOULDN'T TAKE MY SHIRT OFF IN FRONT OF 100 PEOPLE.

        THE GUY THAT BOUGHT MY BIKE IS ABSOLUTELY GUNG HO.  THE MOTTO OF " LET'S GET IT DONE RIGHT FRIGGN' NOW " IS BRED INTO HIS BLOOD FROM BIRTH I THINK.  THIS GUY LIVES IN A BAD NEIGHBOR WITH SOME DEMONS HE HAD TO OVERCOME. IT SEEMS HE IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND PATH WITH A GOOD GIRLFRIEND NOW. I GOT TO HEAR HIS WHOLE LIFE STORY AND THAN SOME.  I WAS ACTUALLY FEELING BAD FOR HIM. THE GIRLFRIEND COULD NOT OF BEEN SWEETER. I HAVE THIS PERSONA THAT PEOPLE TRUST. KINDA LIKE THEY WAY HOWARD STERN MAKES PEOPLE TELL THEM THEIR SECRETS.  IT IS HAS BEN THAT WAY WITH ME FOR YEARS. I THINK I JUST MAKE STRANGERS  FEEL COMFORTABLE.

        OFF TO MY FRIEND AT EAGLE AUTO TAGS IN HAVERTOWN. TO SAY HE WAS PATIENT WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.  I HAD ALL MY THINGS NEEDED FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE BIKE'S TITLE , NAME , AND INSURANCE. THE GUY BUYING THE BIKE......NOT SO MUCH.  HE DID NOT BRING HIS INSURANCE DETAILS AND THIS MADE THE PROCESS FROM 10 MINUTES TO 60 MINUTES.  IN THE BIG PICTURE I DID NOT MIND. I MET A NICE COUPLE AND THE GUY DOES SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS........REAL NICE GUY.  HE OFFERS A 4 CAMERA SYSTEM WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLE FOR $699. THAT IS NOT A BAD PRICE. ANYWAY , WHILE WAITING I TALKED TO THIS COUPLE ABOUT MANY SUBJECTS.  THEY WERE ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL.

          THE GUY BUYING MY BIKE PICKED ME UP AND I TOLD WHEELS IF I DIE HERE IS HIS PHONE NUMBER AND NAME.  OKAY , ONLY KIDDING BUT CRAIGSLIST STRUCK AGAIN FOR ME BUT ONE ALWAYS HAS TO BE CAREFUL.  SINCE THE GUY AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WERE PASSING RIGHT BY MY HOUSE I ASKED HIM TO PICK ME UP.  WE TALKED AND I JOKED BOTH WAYS. I CONNECTED WITH THEM AND MAN THIS GUY HAS BEEN THROUGH IT ALL.

        FINALLY ALL THE PAPERWORK GOES THROUGH AND HE IS SHORT $40. I LEND HIM THE MONEY INSTANTLY SO HE IS NOT EMBARRASSED. SOMETIMES IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT MONEY AND I OFFERED THE COUPLE OPEN BAR FOR BUYING MY BIKE AND MOVING SO QUICKLY ON THIS.  IT LOOKS LIKE THIS FRIDAY HIM AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WILL STOP AT THE NAIL. AGAIN , OPEN BAR FOR THEM.  THIS GUY HAD A REALLY TOUGH LIFE SO FAR SO I WANTED TO HELP IN ANY SMALL WAY. MAYBE JUST TALKING, HAVING SOME BEERS , AND LISTENING TO SOME LIVE MUSIC WOULD HELP ALITTLE BIT FROM REALITY.  I ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY ABOUT PEOPLE AND MONEY..........PEOPLE FIRST.

        BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND HAVE LUNCH.  OUR YOUNGEST GOES TO THE 104.5 BIRTHDAY SHOW WITH 15 BANDS IN CAMDEN AROUND 2PM.  IT WAS A HUGE EVENT AND THE KID WENT WITH 4 FRIENDS AND MET ABOUT 10 MORE THERE.  THEY TOLD ME SOME REALLY FUNNY STORIES ABOUT HOW PEOPLE TOOK THEIR POPCORN , A DRUNK MOM DANCING , AND PEOPLE FALLING IN THE MUD.  ALL THE KIDS WERE COOL.  BUT I WILL GET BACK TO THAT STORY IN A MINUTE.

        I ROLL TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A NIGHT I THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE SLOW.  BUT IT ENDED UP A PACKED HOUSE AND MAN DID BIG DADDY HAVE SOME FUN. IT WAS A BATTLE OF THE BANDS SHOW WITH THE MANAGER OF THE SHOW TAKING 2 TRAINS AND A TAXI FROM NEW YORK TO HERE.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.  HE WAS A BIG GUY , QUIET , AND REALLY HAD NO CLUE WHAT WAS GOING ON.  OUR STAFF AND MYSELF RAN AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT EVENT.  I HAD PEOPLE LAUGHING , COMPLIMENTING PARENTS , TELLING 2 GIRLS THEY TOOK THE BEST DRIVER'S LICENSE PICTURES I EVER SEEN , ASKING SOME MOMS FOR I.D. ( THEY GIGGLED AND LAUGHED ) , TELLING PEOPLE IT IS A NON-SMOKING EVENT AND SAYING " YOU DON'T LOOK LIKE A SMOKER....MOST SAID THEY DON'T SMOKE BUT ONE BIG GUY  I SAID " YOU KNOW , YOU LOOK LIKE A SMOKER ".......AND PLAYING WITH THE YOUNGER ACTS ALL NIGHT. MY FAVORITE WAS MONEE AND MEEKS. THEY ARE A HIP HOP ACT AND THE ONE GIRL IS AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF ASS.  SHE REMINDED ME OF THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER ON THE BILL COSBY SHOW. HER NAME ON THE SHOW WAS RUDY HUXTABLE PLAYED BY KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM....ONLY SEE WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE TODAY.  I MEAN A GORGEOUS GIRL. THIS KID COULD BE A MODEL AND SHE HAS A SMILE AS BRIGHT AS A FLASHLIGHT AT NIGHT.  HER ENERGY WAS INFECTIOUS AND I BELIEVE THE REASON FOR SUCH A HUGE CROWD SUPPORT.

        ALL NIGHT MAKING JOKES AND ALSO THE AUDIENCE THAT THE SOUNDMAN AND MYSELF WOULD SING A JOHNNY CASH SONG. I SWEAR I AM GOING TO DO THIS ONE NIGHT. ANOTHER FUN THING WAS MONEE AND MEEKS WERE GIVING OUT TEE SHIRTS.  THEY WANTED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THE OWNER ( ME ) AND THEM SO THEY HAD ALL KINDS OF FRIENDS SNAPPING PHOTOS OF US.  THAN SCREAMING AND LAUGHING ERUPTED AND I HEAR  " OH NO YOUR NOT !!! " , WHOA !!! " , AND " YOU GO BIG DADDY !! " AS I TOOK OFF MY NAIL SHIRT , SHOWING MY SASQUATCH BODY , AND THAN PUTTING ON THEIR SHIRT.  GIRLS WERE YELLING OUT , " SEXY MAN , SEXY MAN!! "  I IMMEDIATELY STOPPED THEM SAYING THAT AND RESPONDED , " STOP THAT RIGHT NOW !! I WILL NEVER ATTRACT ANOTHER WOMAN THE REST OF MY LIFE !!  THE LOOK MY BARTENDER GAVE ME WAS LIKE , " YOU COULD OF BEEN THE LEAD ACTOR IN THE MOVIE GORILLAS IN THE MIST. "

           THE ONLY THING I WAS BUMMING ALITTLE ABOUT WAS SUPER SEXY MONEE WANTED A VOLUNTEER TO ONE SONG WHILE THEY PERFORM. THEY ONLY CATCH THE GUY THEY BRING ON STAGE HAD TO BE SINGLE.  I HAVE TO ADMIT WHEN SHE SAID , " OH , YOU'RE MARRIED I CAN'T GRIND ON YOU. " THE SECOND AFTER I HEARD THE WORD " GRIND " MY PENIS MOVED LEFT AND ANGLED SLIGHTLY UP. I WAS TRYING TO GET MY RING OFF BUT BECAUSE MY FINGERS GOT SO FAT OVER THE YEARS IT WASN'T HAPPENING.  I HAD TO LET THIS 3 1/2 MINUTE SONG OPPORTUNITY OF A GIRL WITH AN ASS LIKE 2 ASHTRAYS PUT TOGETHER GRINDING UP AND DOWN MY SLAB OF A BODY SLIP BY AND GO TO THE SHOW MANAGER'S CROTCH WHO WAS SINGLE AND GOOD LOOKING.....DAMN IT !!

        SOUNDMAN , MYSELF , AND BARTENDER RAN A SUPER SMOOTH SHOW. THE SHOW MANAGER KINDA JUST WALKED NEXT TO US. WE WERE RUNNING EVERYWHERE MAKING PEOPLE FEEL GOOD , ORGANIZING ACTS , AND LOADING BANDS IN & OUT. ALSO GETTING ON STAGE , ANNOUNCING BANDS , AND MAKING JOKES.  IT WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME.

        ANOTHER GOOD THING THAT HAPPENED WAS I WAS CONTACTED BY A BAND I KNOW. THEIR 4 BAND NIGHT WAS CANCELLED AT A NIGHTCLUB IN PHILLY DUE TO FLOODING.  SO ........I MOVED THEM HERE AND ADDED THEM TO THE SHOW.  I WAS HAPPY TO HELP OUT AND I EVEN " BURIED THE HATCHET " WITH AN OLD RADIO SHOW HOST.  I TEXTED OUR RADIO SHOW ENGINEER , " BURYING THE AXE TONIGHT ".  I KNEW HE WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND AND ABOUT 45 MINUTES LATER HE TEXTS , " ? ? ? ".  I REPLY , " TONIGHT THE _ _ _ BAND IS PLAYING HERE. " HIS RESPONSE , " NO FUCKING WAY !!!!  HOW DID THIS HAPPEN ???!!! " I TEXTED HIM , " TELL YA LATER....BUSY RIGHT NOW."

        I SHOOK HANDS WITH THE OLD RADIO HOST AND ALL WAS GOOD.

        THE LAST ACT WAS ABOUT TO START WHICH I SO WANTED TO SEE BECAUSE IT WAS MONEE & MEEKS BUT I HAD TO PICK UP MY KID AND HER FRIENDS IN CAMDEN AT THE PP&L STADIUM. I MADE GREAT TIME BUT EVERYONE AND THERE MOTHER WAS PICKING UP KIDS. I PARKED IN A LONG LINE OF CARS ON MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD.  VIA CELL PHONE MY KID AND I TALK AND TRY TO MEET EACH OTHER.  IT TOOK US 15 MINUTES AND ME GETTING OUT OF MY CAR TO WALK TO WHERE I THOUGHT THEY WERE. WE FINALLY DID IT AND ALL WAS GOOD.  THEY TOLD ME THEY WERE ON DELAWARE AVENUE.  I ASKED 2 DRUNKS GUYS AND THE ONE SAYS , " DUDE , DELAWARE AVE IS IN PHILLY. YOU GOT A LONG WALK. " HE WAS DRUNK AND I JUST MOVED ON. 

        ON THE WAY HOME I STOP AT A WAWA IN NARBERTH. I TREAT ALL 5 KIDS TO HOAGIES , DRINKS , AND ICE-CREAM. THEY ALL YELL ," YEAHH !!! " AGAIN , NOT ABOUT THE MONEY AND I KNEW THEY BE HUNGRY AFTER A LONG DAY AT A COLD RAINY CONCERT. I REALLY ENJOYED THEIR BANTER AS I DROVE HOME. THEY ARE REALLY COOL RESPECTFUL KIDS WHICH YOU DO NOT SEE TOO OFTEN NOW-A-DAYS. I EVEN HAD A CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP AND IT WAS PRETTY GOOD. 

        I DRIVE EACH OF THE 4 FRIENDS HOME AND HEAD HOME WITH OUR YOUNGEST AFTER 12:30AM.  I EVEN CALL THE NAIL TO SEE IF THEY NEED MY HELP.  ALL WAS GOOD AND MY 14 HOUR DAY WAS ENDING.  I GOT HOME MADE A DRINK AND HEADED TO BED.

        SUNDAY -   5 - 14 - 17 ( MOTHER'S DAY )
         

        MAKE MONEY , SPEND MONEY.......WE ALL DO IT.  WE LIVE PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK FOR THE MOST PART AND CONTINUE LIFE'S TRAVELS ONE DAY AT A TIME. EVERYDAY IS AN ADVENTURE.

        NOT 30 MINUTES AFTER SELLING MY BIKE OUR BIG SCREEN TV FROM 2004 BEGINS TO FLICKER. WELP , TIME FOR AN UPGRADE...........MONEY MADE , SPEND MONEY.

        AT 9:30AM , I START MY MORNING BY TAKING MY OLDER MOTORCYCLE FOR ONE LAST RIDE.  I RODE IT FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. THE GUY PICKED IT UP AND I WATCHED HIM RIDE IT AWAY.......IT WAS KINDA SAD.

        WHEELS STARTS MORNING DOING SOME BUSINESS PROJECTS , PAYING BILLS , AND DOING THE BOOKS. I DO SOME MYSELF.

        BY 12 NOON WE WERE HEADING TO A FAMILY'S HOUSE FOR A BEAUTIFUL BRUNCH. WE SAT OUTSIDE ON A MULTI ACRE PROPERTY AND IT WAS NOTHING SHORT OF PERFECT. MY YOUNGEST FED COY FISH , A SUNNY , A CATFISH , AND A BIG TURTLE IN A POND. IT WAS PRETTY COOL. ALL OF US TALKED AND MADE JOKES.  I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. MY YOUNGEST TELLING SOME STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL AND THE CONCERT SHE ATTENDED LAST NIGHT WAS FUN TOO.

        I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A WEED WHACKER FOR ALMOST 2 MONTHS WITH NO SUCCESS. I ASK A FAMILY MEMBER AND HE HAS ONE THAT WILL NOT START. IT IS GOOD SIZE AND A COMMERCIAL ONE. THE KIND I SEE THE PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPERS USING ALL THE TIME.  HE SAID ," IF YOU CAN FIX IT , IT IS YOURS. " I HAPPEN TO HAVE A GUY COMING OVER TO FIX MY LAWN MOWER SO I WILL ASK HIM TO FIX THE WEED WHACKER IF HE CAN. IT BE A HUGE SCORE.

        IN THE NEWS - " RANSOMWARE "- SOMEONE CREATED THE LARGEST VIRUS IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY. IT HIT ENGLAND THE HARDEST SHUTTING DOWN COMPUTERS AND BIG COMPANIES.  THESE HACKER/KIDS HAVE SO MUCH TALENT AND THEY DO THIS ?.........UNBELIEVABLE.

        I HAVE TO TELL THIS ONE STORY. I NEVER KNEW OR HEARD AND WAS QUITE SURPRISED MY KID TOLD THIS EVENT. OUR YOUNGEST SAYS LAST YEAR 2 FRIENDS AT LUNCHTIME WALKED TO EVERY TABLE IN THE CAFETERIA. THEY TOLD EACH TABLE AT 11:45AM WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FOOD FIGHT. SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS WERE ON THE MENU.  THE KIDS ORDERED EXTRA SAUCE AND THE SERVERS EVEN SAID SOMETHING LIKE " WOW , EVERYONE IS ORDERING EXTRA SAUCE. " WELL , LIKE THE FAMOUS SCENE FROM " ANIMAL HOUSE " THE ONE ORGANIZER GOT UP AND SCREAMED " FOOD FIGHT !!!! ". THE ENTIRE CAFETERIA ERUPTED AND FOOD WAS FLYING EVERYWHERE. MY KID COULD NOT BELIEVE HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS WERE ALL PARTICIPATING.  SHE THREW FOOD AND IMMEDIATELY GOT UNDER  A TABLE WITH SOME FRIENDS. THE TEACHERS MONITORING WERE ACTUALLY COOL AND ONE QUOTED IN THE AFTERMATH , " THAT IS THE FIRST TIME I SEEN THE STUDENTS UNITE TOGETHER. " EVEN THE PRINCIPAL WAS LAUGHING WHILE FOOD WAS FLYING EVERYWHERE................UNTIL SHE GOT HIT IN THE EYE WITH A MEATBALL.

        FOOD FIGHT - BOYS HAD TO STAY AND CLEAN.  GIRLS IN THEIR NEXT CLASS GOT YELLED AT.

        WE ROLL HOME AND CHILL FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS. OUR ELDEST HEADS TO WORK AND I TAKE A NAP. I SLEPT A GOOD 90 MINUTES WHICH I COULD NOT BELIEVE.

        PHILLIES WIN A GREAT FUN GAME IN A COMEBACK FASHION IN THE 9TH INNING. BUT IN GAME 2 OF THE DOUBLE HEADER THEY BREAK OUR HEARTS AGAIN BY SUCKING ASS IN THE LATE INNINGS TO LOSE WITH A LEAD.

        WE ROLL OUT AND STOP AT THE NAIL. GET THE PLACE PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT.

        HEAD TO ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE AROUND 6PM FOR A 2ND GET TOGETHER FOR MOTHER'S DAY.  AGAIN , WE HIT GOOD WEATHER AND HAVE A BBQ.  WE CHILL , TELL STORIES , AND OUR ELDEST STOPS BY AFTER WORK. IT WAS REALLY NICE. MY ONE NEPHEW WHO IS ALMOST 2 YEARS OLD STOLE THE SHOW BY TALKING AND HAVING THIS GREAT EVIL LAUGH. IT ENTERTAINED EVERYONE. THE KID EVEN SAT ON MY LAP FOR OVER 30 MINUTES AND THAT WAS A FIRST. I ENJOYED IT AGAIN AND ALL THE KIDS WERE RESPECTFUL AND FUN WITH THEIR STORIES. IMAGINE THAT , KIDS THESE DAYS BEING RESPECTFUL TO THERE ELDERS ? SOMETHING YOU RARELY SEE IN TODAY'S GENERATION.

        BACK HOME WE CHILL. I LET WHEELS WATCH HER SHOWS WHILE I WATCH THE PHILLIES LOSE AND PLAY INTERNET SCRABBLE. I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH NO BOOZE BECAUSE I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

         SPEAKING OF WHEELS......A MOTHER'S DAY TRIBUTE.

        FIRST- THE KIDS GAVE WHEELS SOME REALLY COOL GIFTS.  OUR ELDEST BOUGHT A ROCKING CHAIR AND PICTURE FRAME THAT SAYS , " I'M JUST HERE FOR THE LAKE " AND OUR YOUNGEST DREW THIS BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK OF A MOTHERS DAY CARD. BOTH WERE SUPER COOL GIFTS.

        NOW ME WITH A LITTLE TRIBUTE :

        WE MET AT A POOL TABLE AT A FRIEND'S PARTY OVER 33 YEARS AGO.  MAN , HAS IT BEEN A SWEET RIDE.

        " THAT WAS ON WEDNESDAY " - THIS WAS A STATEMENT WHEELS NONCHALANTLY MADE LAST WEEK AND IT STILL MAKES ME LAUGH TODAY. THE VISUAL JOKES ARE THE BEST. I TEXTED WHEELS TO CALL ME WHEN SHE HAS A MOMENT. SHE CALLS AND ASKS ME " WHY DID YOU TEXT ME TWICE ? " I HAVE HER ON SPEAKER PHONE AND REPLY , " I ONLY TEXTED YOU ONCE. "  I VISUALIZE WHEELS FACE AS SHE IS LOOKING AT HER PHONE. I AM JUST STARING AT THE PHONE'S SPEAKER WHERE THERE IS TOTAL SILENCE. THERE IS THIS PAUSE OF ABOUT 5 SECONDS WHICH IS KINDA LONG FOR A PHONE CONVERSATION AND OUT OF THE SPEAKER BOX I HEAR WHEELS VOICE............." OH , THAT WAS ON WEDNESDAY. "  I BURST INTO LAUGHING AND SHE DOES TOO.  SHE WAS READING 2 TEXTS OF MINE BUT THEY WERE FROM DIFFERENT DATES. IT WAS VERY ENTERTAINING TO ME.

        SO , HERE IS TO WHEELS :

             IN MY EYES , TO THIS DAY , NO ONE EVER COMES CLOSE TO YOU AS A PERSON , MOTHER , WIFE , AND BEST FRIEND. I THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME ( 90% SEXUALLY ) AND THANK MY LUCKY STARS YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE. I AM TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE A BEST FRIEND WHO MAKES ME LAUGH AND IS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME.  THE KIDS ADORE YOU AND SO DO I. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY KID.

        MONDAY         5 - 15 - 17

        WELP , TODAY I STARTED THE PROCESS OF MULCHING.  THE TEMPERATURES ARE GOING UP TO 80 DEGREES TOMORROW AND THAN 90 DEGREES ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.......IT HAS TO GET DONE NOW.

        MY KIDS HAVE OFF TOMORROW SO THAT WILL BE A HUGE HELP.  BUT TODAY I WANTED TO GET THINGS GOING FOR THE " WEED , SEED , & MULCH " PROJECT.  HERE IS THE TIME LINE AND MAN I AM TIRED JUST WRITING ABOUT IT.

         PREPPING :

        - FIXED A CURB BORDER BY REPLACING A ROUNDED 6 X 6 LOG. HAD TO RUN A LONG EXTENSION CORD TO THE STREET ALONG WITH TOOLS.

        - USING HEDGE CUTTERS I TRIMMED BACK OUR JAPANESE MAPLE AND CUT DOWN THE BAY GRASS FROM 4 FEET HIGH TO ONE FOOT.

        - REMOVED ALL DRIVEWAY LIGHTS FOR EASIER MULCHING AND TO SEE WHICH ONES WORKED. I PUT THEM ALL IN A BOX AND IT WAS PRETTY COOL COMING HOME LATE NIGHT AND SEEING THEM ALL ILLUMINATED ON OUR PATIO.

        - REMOVED ALL AMERICAN FLAGS FOR EASIER MULCHING.

        - RAKED ALL GRASS AND CLIPPINGS INTO 2 MORE TRASHCANS.

        - HAD PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME.....ALWAYS FUN.

        - REPAIRED EXTENSION CORD THAT I RAN HEDGE CLIPPER THROUGH.

        - REMOVED ALL TOOLS AND SEATS FROM MY VAN.

        - LINED MY VAN WITH A CLOTH TARP , 4 X 8 SHEET OF WOOD , AND A GREEN PLASTIC TARP.  THIS IS HOW I LOAD A TON OF MULCH VIA MY CRAPPY VAN.

        - RAKE OUT BACK YARD GARDEN TO PREP FOR SEEDS.

        - WHEELS AND YOUNGEST PLANT VEGGIE AND FLOWER SEEDS.

        - HAVE SOME WATER INSIDE , DO BOOKS , AND THAN TAKE A RIDE TO THE BANK FOR DEPOSITS.

        - ON THE WAY HOME , I DRIVE TO A LOCAL PARK FOR MULCH BUT THERE IS A BASEBALL GAME AND THE FREE MULCH IS NOT ACCESSIBLE BECAUSE OF SO MANY VEHICLES PARKED THERE.

        - TAKE A RIDE TO A 2ND LOCATION AND LOAD UP THE VAN WITH REALLY GOOD THICK DARK MULCH. I WANT TO REALLY LAY IT DEEP THIS SEASON TO TRY TO PREVENT WEEDS FROM GROWING.

        - HELP AN OLD MAN FILL 4 SPACKLE BUCKETS OF MULCH AND LOAD THEM IN HIS CAR. I DID NOT KNOW HIM BUT WE WERE LOADING RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER SO I DECIDED TO HELP HIM.

        - BACK HOME I BEGIN THROWING MULCH IN OUR 7 GARDENS.

        BY 5:30PM I AM DONE. MY HANDS HURT.....SO DOES MY ASS , LEGS , AND LEFT NUT.

        WHEELS MAKES SOME REALLY GOOD CHICKEN CUTLETS AND WE HAVE  DINNER.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL TO STOCK , PREP , FIX , AND DO COMPUTER STUFF. I HAD A FUN HAPPY HOUR AS BARTENDERS CAME IN FROM OTHER BARS IN THE AREA. PLUS I KNEW ONE GUY AND WE TALKED ABOUT OLD FRIENDS AND WHEELSTOCK.

        BACK HOME I AM ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED. I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE WITH A SIDE SNIFTER OF BRANDY. WHEELS HEADS TO BED AND I FALL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH.  I FLINCH MY ARM AND SMACK THE WINE & BRANDY GLASSES TO THE GROUND SMASHING ONE AND SPILLING BOTH WINE AND BRANDY ON THE FLOOR.

        RELUCTANTLY CLEAN UP SPILL AND BARELY MAKE IT TO THE BEDROOM. 

        TUESDAY      5 - 16 - 17

        I CALLED 2 LANDSCAPING COMPANIES AND OFFERED THEM TWICE WHAT THEY CHARGE TO MULCH OUR GARDENS. BOTH COULD NOT DO IT BECAUSE THEY ARE BOOKED SOLID.  I WAS TOO TIRED FROM YESTERDAY.

        START MORNING AT 9AM AND DRIVE TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARK.  THERE ARE 2 PILES OF MULCH.  ONE IS STRAW AND CRAPPY LOOKING AND THE OTHER IS RICH DEEP COMPOST TYPE OF SOIL.  THE DAY IS GOING TO BE LONG AND THE ONLY WAY I AM DOING IT IS WITH HELP.......THE KIDS.

        BY 5PM WE ARE DONE.  6 VAN LOADS OF MULCH. THAT IS A SHITLOAD OF SOIL.  6 F'N TIMES WE RETURNED TO THE PARK AND FILLED THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE VAN EACH TIME.  TWO TIMES , MY ELDEST AND I WE HELPED OTHER PEOPLE.  SO , THE 3 OF US AND THE PUPPY FINISHED AROUND 5PM.  ALL GARDENS ARE HEAVILY MULCHED. IN FACT , 2 VAN LOADS MORE THAN LAST YEAR.  DRIVEWAY LIGHTS AND AMERICAN FLAGS ARE PUT BACK IN AND I AM JUST EXHAUSTED. I AM PRETTY SURE OF TRAVELING SOMEWHERE PEACEFUL FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS WILL BE IN MY NEAR FUTURE.

        I TAKE A NAP UNTIL 5:30PM AND I ASK MY YOUNGEST ONE MORE THING TO DO......CLEAN OUT THE VAN WHICH LOOKS LIKE IT GOT IN A FOOD FIGHT WITH MULCH.  IT IS EVERYWHERE.  I REMOVE ONE LARGE GREEN PLASTIC TARP AND HOSE IT DOWN ,THAN REMOVEA PIECE OF PLYWOOD , AND THAN REMOVE A 2ND CLOTH TARP. WE LEAF BLOW THE ENTIRE VAN OUT.  WE PUT ALL SEATS AND TOOLS BACK IN.  WE ALSO HOSE DOWN THE FLOOR MATS AND LAY THEM ON THE DRIVEWAY TO DRY TOMORROW IN THE HEAT.  BESIDES MULCHING LONG HOURS THIS WAS A HUGE TASK IN ITSELF TO PUT THE VAN BACK TOGETHER.

        I TAKE OUR YOUNGEST TO RITA'S WATER ICE FOR A TREAT.

        BACK HOME I LOAD UP AND HEAD TO THE NAIL TO BARTEND , FIX , AND CLEAN FOR 5 HOURS......LOTSA FUN.

        A/C TECH COMES AT 9PM TO FINALIZE OUR 5 TON AIR CONDITIONING UNIT. HE TESTS IT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND EVERYTHING SEEMS GOOD.

        SUNDAY - LAST LIVE RADIO SHOW AT 6PM AND THAN WE ARE OFF FOR THE SUMMER.

        WEDNESDAY NIGHT - 3 BANDS , FRIDAY NIGHT 6 BANDS , SATURDAY NIGHT - 6 BANDS , AND SUNDAY RADIO SHOW WITH MOST LIKELY 6+ BANDS. THE NAIL IS ON A LITTLE ROLL.

        BACK HOME , AFTER MIDNIGHT , I GO STRAIGHT TO BED.  I SHOULD SLEEP UNTIL MONDAY.

        WEDNESDAY        5 - 17 - 17

        TRIED TO CHILL FOR THE MOST PART TODAY SINCE THE LAST TWO DAYS I AM STILL PULLING PIECES OF MULCH OUT OF MY ASS AND UNDER MY BALLS.

        NAIL 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED AND I LIKE THEM. I TOLD MYSELF , " WHEN I OPEN THE BOX AND SEE THE SHIRTS FOR THE FIRST TIME I WANT TO BE PLEASED. "  I WAS VERY PLEASED.  WE ONLY ORDER SHIRTS EVERY 5+ YEARS BUT THESE HAVE A DEEP SPECIAL MEANING TO WHEELS AND I. OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS WHO ORDERED AND WEAR THEM WE ARE DEEPLY HONORED. THE CUSTOM NAMED SHIRTS ARE AT THE NAIL TODAY. IT HAS BEEN A LONG LONG ROAD TO 20 YEARS. 

        GOT SOME THINGS DONE AROUND THE HOUSE AND ON THE COMPUTER. MAIN THING WAS REMOVING A HEAD BOARD AND BED FRAME FROM OUR KID'S ROOM. I DECIDED TO USE THE HEAD BOARD IN MY ROOM AND STORE THE FRAME. WELL , FIGHTING MY DAMN BED I REMOVED MY MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING TWICE BECAUSE THE STUPID METAL BED FRAME KEPT COMING APART. TO HOLD IT TOGETHER I WELDED IT........THERE......THAT WILL HOLD MY FAT. SOME SCREAMING MAY HAVE BEEN HEARD BY OUR NEIGHBORS.

        GAVE MY ELDEST A RIDE ON THE NEW BIKE TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE , THAN OFF TO THE NAIL.

        FIRST DAY OF FREE ELECTRICITY AT THE NAIL.....WELL , JUST THE 5 TON A/C THAT IS.

        HAD 3 BANDS COME THROUGH TONIGHT.  ALL MUSIC WAS GOOD AND I DID THE DOOR AND MET ALL THE MEMBERS.  EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.

        A WONDERFUL RIDE HOME ON THE NEW BIKE.  I REALLY LIKE THE SOUND OF THE ENGINE.  IT IS BAD ASS AND TOUGH BUT NOT SO LOUD WHERE SQUIRRELS FALL OUT OF TREES AND OLD LADIES GIVE YOU THE FINGER WHEN YOU RIDE BY.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH A GLASS OF WINE , PITA CHIPS & HUMMUS , AND WATCHED THE SEASON FINALE OF " LAST MAN ON EARTH ".  IT WAS VERY GOOD.

        THURSDAY        5 - 18 - 17

        GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL.

        START MORNING OUT TRYING TO GAIN ACCESS TO AN OLDER EMAIL ADDRESS VIA AN INFINITY CHAT ROOM.  MAN , TALK ABOUT JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS.  45 MINUTES LATER I FINALLY RECEIVED A NEW PASSWORD.

        ANOTHER 45 MINUTES WITH A VACATION WEBSITE. THEY JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I HAVE NOT BOOKED ANYTHING THROUGH THEM IN OVER A YEAR.  I WONDER WHY ? AN INDIAN REP EVEN CALLED ME AND SAID HE HAS THE RENTER ON THE OTHER LINE AND READY TO BOOK. I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND HIM AND THE DATES REQUESTED WERE ON-HOLD FOR ANOTHER FAMILY.

        LEND LAWN MOWER TO A RENTER AND TALK A LITTLE.

        CUT OUR LAWN BECAUSE IT WAS PRETTY HIGH.  I LIKE OUR MULCH FOR IT IS STAYING A DARK COLOR. I THOUGHT FOR SURE IT WOULD TURN DRY AND BECOME LIGHTER.  MAYBE IT WILL IN A FEW MORE OF THESE HOT DAYS.

        P.E.C.O. HAS NOT CALLED ME........I DON'T CARE.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I SPEND ABOUT ONE HOUR CLEANING AND DOING THE NORMAL STUFF. I TURN THE 5 TON A/C ON AT 10AM.

        GET IN CAR AND DRIVE EAST. I DID NOT STOP UNTIL I SAW THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.  OH , I DID STOP FOR A BADA-BING PRIMO HOAGIE.

        UNLOAD TOOLS , PUT THE PHILLIES GAME ON ( THEY BLOW ) , AND BEGIN SOME PUNCH LIST PROJECTS. IT REALLY IS A PERFECT DAY WEATHER-WISE.

        THINGS DONE WERE CLEANING , REPLACING A SCREEN ON THE FRONT STORM DOOR ( FORGOT MY TOOL & I'M A DUMBASS ) , SWITCHED DEADBOLT & DOORKNOB ( MAN DID IT NEED CHANGING , THE RUST , BECAUSE OF LOCATION , REALLY MAKES IT LOOK BAD ) ,  FIXED ALL THE BLINKING CLOCKS , SANDED PARTS OF THE DOORKNOB'S KEEPERS AND CATCHES , CHANGED LOCK BOX CODE , AND FABRICATED 2 L-BRACKETS TO FIX A LEANING FRONT DOOR SCREEN ( IT COULD OF BEEN MY GREATEST MACGYVER EVER ).

        EXPLANATION OF LEANING FRONT STORM DOOR.  WHEN CLOSING THE DOOR THE RIGHT SIDE WAS LEANING DOWN WHILE THE LEFT SIDE STAYED STRAIGHT. THIS WOULD INHIBIT THE DOOR CLOSING PROPERLY. I OPENED THE DOOR AND WEDGED A PLASTIC TUBE VACUUM EXTENDER UNDERNEATH THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE DOOR. THIS MADE IT LEVEL AND EVEN.  USING THIN METAL FROM A ELECTRICAL OUTLET BOX HOLDER I CUT 2 PARALLELOGRAMS AND BLACK TAPED THEM TOGETHER. THAN WITH SHEET METAL SCREWS I SECURED THE TOP OF THE STORM DOOR'S PANEL TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DOOR'S PANEL. I REMOVED THE PLASTIC VACUUM PART AND WALLAH !!.....ALL GOOD. I AMAZED MYSELF.

        BY 6PM I WAS WINDING DOWN. I LOAD UP SOME BEERS , CHAIR , TABLE , AND WALK TO THE BEACH. WITHIN 1 MINUTE I WAS SITTING IN THE SUN , TAKING A PICTURE OF 2 BEERS ON A TABLE WITH THE OCEAN AS THE BACKGROUND ( ALONG WITH 2 SMOKING GIRLS IN BIKINIS AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK)

        I AM SURPRISED THERE ARE A FAIR AMOUNT OF PEOPLE HERE.  MOST OF THEM ARE FISHING AND HAVE VEHICLES ON THE BEACH. THERE IS 3 GROUPS OF YOUNG COLLEGE KIDS. ALL GROUPS ARE GIRLS.  THE ONLY ONE ON THE BEACH MY AGE IS A GRAND-MOM WITH HER GRAND DAUGHTER. I TALKED TO HER FOR A MINUTE ABOUT HOW FAST KIDS GROW UP.  I WOULD OF TALKED TO THE COLLEGE GIRLS BUT THEY MAY HAVE ROLLED ME BACK INTO THE OCEAN.

        SURPRISINGLY THE WATER WAS NOT ICE COLD.

        I GOT A FAIR AMOUNT OF " LIKES " & " COMMENTS " ON MY FACEBOOK PICTURE.  I POSTED A PICTURE OF A YARDS BRAWLER BEER AND A MAGIC HAT #9 BEER ON A TABLE WITH MY FEET , OCEAN , AND THE 2 HOT GIRLS IN BIKINIS ALL IN THE PHOTO.  I WROTE ," 10 TRASHCANS OF WEEDS AND 6 VAN LOADS OF MULCH........I NEEDED A CHANGE OF SCENERY. "

        BACK HOME I DO LITTLE STUFF , HAVE A NICE DINNER OF LEFTOVERS THAT WHEELS MADE ( SUPER LARGE SHRIMP , CHICKEN , BROCCOLI , AND BROTH....VERY GOOD ) , AND WATCHED THE MOVIE " STRIPES " WHICH IS ACTUALLY STILL PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

        LOCK IN 3 MORE RENTALS FOR THE SUMMER.

        IT IS A PICTURE PERFECT DAY AND SEVERAL TIMES I JUST WALKED OUTSIDE JUST TO FEEL AND SMELL THE OCEAN AIR.  BUT, THERE WAS SOMETHING BOTHERING ME AND ALWAYS HAS SINCE 2006. I KEPT TELLING MYSELF ," WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING ??!! "  SO , WHAT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR 11 YEARS ?  IT NICHES AT MY BRAIN AND GNAWS AT MY GUT THAT A HUGE DECISION WAS MADE AND I NEVER SAW IT BECAUSE I WAS CLOUDED BY BEAUTIFUL SCENERY........THE ANSWER.........THIS CONDO.  SEVERAL TIMES WHILE WALKING AROUND I SAID TO MYSELF , " I AM A DUMBASS ".

        SO LET ME EXPLAIN , IN 2006 WE BOUGHT THIS OCEANFRONT CONDO. AT THE TIME IT WAS PEEK MARKET AND OTHER CONDOS WERE HIGHER IN PRICE. LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT PRICES WOULD PLUMMET TO 1/3 THE VALUE TODAY.  DON'T GET ME WRONG I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS CONDO AND ALL THE WORK WE DID HERE. THE LOCATION IS PHENOMENAL , OUR NEIGHBORS ARE SUPER COOL NOW , AND THERE IS AT LEAST 50 SMALL THINGS I CAN NAME THAT ARE POSITIVE ABOUT THIS HOME. BUT , THERE IS ALWAYS ONE SUPER BIG THING THAT ALWAYS MAKES ME SHAKE MY HEAD. THE ANSWER - OUR BALCONY DOES NOT HAVE AN OCEAN VIEW. YOU CAN SEE THE OCEAN ON AN ANGLE AND IF OUR NEIGHBORS ARE SITTING ON THEIR BALCONY WE LITERALLY ARE LOOKING OVER THEIR SHOULDERS.  IT IS AWKWARD AND I STILL SHAKE MY HEAD THAT SO MUCH MONEY WAS SPENT AND THIS ONE FATAL FLAW I DID NOT SEE BECAUSE AT THE TIME IT WAS A GOOD BUY.  IN HINDSIGHT , IT WAS NOT A GOOD BUY BECAUSE REAL ESTATE DROPPED FASTER THAN A TEENAGERS PANTS ON PROM NIGHT. I CAN'T REMEMBER BUT I NEVER SAID TO MYSELF , " CHRIS , IDIOT , DUMAIS , GET A 2ND OPINION OR THERE IS NO OCEAN VIEW HERE. " I JUST KICK MYSELF TO THIS DAY.  NOW, LET ME STRESS AGAIN , THERE IS OVER 50 REALLY GOOD LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THIS HOME AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BEING HERE.......BUT MAN IT BE NICE TO HAVE AN OCEAN VIEW FOR SITTING , WATCHING SEAGULLS , AND SIPPING ON BRANDY.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD.

        FRIDAY       5 - 19 - 17

        I THOUGHT IT BE AN EASIER DAY...........IT WASN'T.

        START MORNING EARLY. I DID WAKE UP AT 4:30AM BUT WENT BACK TO BED AFTER PEEING CLOSE TO A GALLON AND A HALF.  MAN , I ALMOST FILLED THE BOWL. I ACTUALLY HAD TO USE THE WALL TO LEAN FORWARD ON AND BRACE MYSELF FOR STANDING SO LONG AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

        CLEANING MODE......AND SOME MORE PROJECTS.  LET'S GET STARTED WITH THE UPSTAIRS :

        - SCRUBBED A FILTHY PATIO AREA. I REPLACED WATER IN A BUCKET 10 TIMES.  UP AND DOWN STEPS TO GET FRESH CLEAN WATER FROM AN OUTSIDE HOSE , ON MY HANDS & KNEES WIPING CONCRETE FOR 2 HOURS.  THIS WAS NOT FUN AT ALL BUT IT REALLY NEEDED IT.  THE BLACK COATING FROM THE PATIO WAS BEING TRACKED INTO OUR 2ND FLOOR WITH NEW CARPETS ( WHICH NEED TO BE CLEANED NOW ).  I ALSO WIPED DOWN A GATE DOOR , STORAGE BOX , THREW OUT HORRIBLE LOOKING MATS , FIXED A SLIDING SCREEN DOOR , MADE A WELCOME MAT OF OLD CARPETING , FIXED SOME DOOR STOPS , FIXED A MINI-BLIND THAT WAS BROKEN ON THE SLIDING DOOR , TESTED THE TV , CLEANED & STORED A GLASS INSERT FOR A STORM DOOR , WIPED DOWN A CEILING FAN , SWEPT OUR HALLWAY AND SOME STEPS , VACUUMED , RELOCATED A WELCOME MAT , CUT SOME FIBERS RIPPED OUT OF OUR CARPETING , AND THREW ALL TRASH OUT.  IT IS 11:30AM AND I AM ALREADY TIRED......... AND ONLY FINISHED THE UPSTAIRS........UGH.

        MAKE 2 WONDERFUL EGG & CHEESE OMELET WITH WHEAT BREAD SANDWICHES. TOOK A BREAK FROM CLEANING AND WENT ON THE INTERNET FOR ALITTLE......OH , AND TOOK A 15 MINUTE NAP.

        DOWNSTAIRS IS NEXT - SWEPT THE WHOLE FIRST FLOOR WHICH INCLUDED MOVING FURNITURE , THREW OUT A BUSTED PLASTIC CHAIR , CLEANED FRONT WINDOWS INSIDE & OUT , TEMPORARILY MACGYVERED A WINDOW THAT DOES NOT HOLD IN THE UP POSITION , WIPED DOWN ANYTHING I COULD , MADE BEDS , TESTED ALL TV'S , LOCKED WINDOWS , CHANGED THE A/C FILTER , STRAIGHTENED OUR STORAGE CLOSET , CHANGED SOME LIGHT BULBS , WIPED DOWN THE FRONT DOOR , CLEANED A TUB CEILING THAT LOOKED LIKE RED LIPSTICK ( MAN , WHAT POSITION WAS THIS CHICK IN WHERE SHE IS KISSING A CEILING ? ) , CLEANED A VENT , FIXED A BED FRAME , INSTALLED A CLOSET LIGHT , REPLACED A VACUUM , AND END MY PROJECTS WITH A POOP THAT LOOK LIKE A DOLPHIN STICKING HIS HEAD OUT OF THE WATER WHILE STANDING ON SOME JETTIES.

        BY 1:30PM I HAVE TO GET ON THE ROAD. I MADE EXCELLENT TIME ALL THE WAY UNTIL I HIT PHILLY.

        STOPPED AT THE NAIL TO GET THE A/C ON AND THAN ROLLED HOME. GREETED BY MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP THEY HELPED ME UNLOAD. 

        DO SOME COMPUTER STUFF , LAY DOWN FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES , SHOWER , AND IT WAS OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE.

        PREPPED , BARTENDED , DID THE DOOR , AND HAD A DRINK BEFORE LEAVING.

        PRETTY HOT FEMALE LEAD SINGER ASKED IF SHE CAN SIT ON MY BIKE AND TAKE BAND PICTURES.  THAT WOULD BE A " YES , YOU CAN CERTAINLY PUT YOUR ASS ON MY SEAT ". YOU CAN SEE THE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK.

        A BEAUTIFUL RIDE HOME UNTIL I GET ABOUT 1 MILE FROM THE NAIL........THAN MY BIKE RUNS OUT OF GAS. I GLIDED FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS, CROSSED INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC , AND PULLED UP ON A SIDEWALK. I TURNED ON MY FUEL RESERVE , STARTED THE BIKE , DROVE UP A SIDEWALK , WENT INTO ONCOMING LANE AGAIN , AND PULLED IN A GAS STATION THAT WAS ONLY 200 FEET AWAY. ( BOTH TIMES I WENT INTO ONCOMING LANES NO TRAFFIC COULD BE SEEN , THOUGH I THINK I DID CUT OFF A PATRON AT THE NAIL )

        FILL GAS TANK AND PATRON FROM THE NAIL PULLS IN GAS STATION TO CHECK ON ME.  THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY NICE OF HIM.

        AGAIN , TAKE A BEAUTIFUL RIDE HOME ON THE BIKE.

        CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST AND PUP AND WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH A COUPLE OF LIBATIONS.  BY 10PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

        REMINDER - SUNDAY IS LAST RADIO SHOW BEFORE WE TAKE OFF FOR THE SUMMER.

        SATURDAY         5 - 20 - 17

        RADIO SHOW TODAY !!

        UP EARLY AS ALWAYS AND PLANNING OUT MY DAY.

        WHEELS AND I HAVE TO REPLACE OUR BIG SCREEN TV. VIA A TECH FRIEND AND ME GOOGLING OUR TV SEEMS IRREPARABLE AND JUST TOO EXPENSIVE TO FIX. ON THE OTHER HAND I SPEND A WEEK OR MORE LOOKING FOR THE BEST DEALS.  I USUALLY GO BY REVIEWS FIRST AND PRICE 2ND BUT THIS TIME I GOT BOTH.  WALMART , SMART 60" TV , SHARP PRODUCT...........$426.  OVER 800 REVIEWS GAVE THIS TV 4 OF 5 STARS.

         IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL I WAS ON THE PA. TURNPIKE HEADING TO A SIDE JOB. ARRIVING AT THE JOB I HAD TO TAKE DOWN A CEILING FAN AND CHANDELIER LIGHT FIXTURE TO INSTALL A RECEIVER FOR A REMOTE CONTROL. THIS WAS NOT A FUN JOB BUT I GOT IT DONE AND IT WAS A PRETTY COOL FEATURE TO HAVE.

        BACK HOME I TRANSFER ALOT OF TOOLS FROM OUR CAR TO THE VAN. I AM PREPPING FOR ANOTHER BIG SIDE JOB TOMORROW.  YEP , WORKING ON A SUNDAY. ACTUALLY I ALWAYS SAY , " EVERY DAY IS THE SAME TO ME. THERE IS NO WEEKENDS. "

        OFF TO HOME DEPOT TO PICK UP 2 X 4'S , DRYWALL , CHICKEN WIRE , SPRAY PAINT , 50:1 OIL , AMERICAN FLAGS , OUTSIDE FLUSH MOUNT LANTERN , AND WEED KILLER.  YEP , I COULD SHOP HOME DEPOT EVERY DAY.

        BACK HOME I FINISH CUTTING MY LAWN WITH OUR PUSH MOWER. THAN MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME PUT UP 2' HIGH CHICKEN WIRE AROUND OUR GARDEN.  WE INSTALLED STAKES FOR MOR STABILITY.  THIS YEAR I WANT TO KEEP THE BUNNIES OUT AND REALLY GIVE OUR GARDEN VEGGIES A CHANCE TO GROW.  IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE AS I PULLED UP THERE WAS A LARGE RABBIT RIGHT BY OUR GARDEN.

        CLEAN UP THE TOOLS , TAKE A SHOWER , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. IT WAS ONLY MINUTES UPON ARRIVING AND THE BANDS STARTED SHOWING UP AT 5:30PM.  I GOT MY CLEANING DONE AND PREPPING. I SPENT 45 MINUTES CONTACTING BANDS FOR TOMORROW'S LAST RADIO SHOW BEFORE THE SUMMER BREAK.

        WHEELS GAVE ME A RIDE TO THE NAIL , WENT FOR A WALK WITH A FRIEND , WENT HOME , SHOWERED , AND RETURNED TO THE NAIL TO GET ME AGAIN. IT WAS TIME FOR SOME R & R WITH THE COUSINS. IT WAS A VERY GOOD TIME. WE MET AT A RESTAURANT IN BALA CYNWYD CALLED " PESCATORE " WHICH ROUGHLY TRANSLATED MEANS " FISHERMAN ". ANYWAY , THE PLACE WAS PACKED AND THE ONLY SLIGHTLY BAD THING OF THE WHOLE NIGHT WAS OUR 7:30PM RESERVATION GOT PUSHED BACK TO 8:10PM.  LET ME TELL YOU FROM STAFF TO FOOD TO EVERYTHING WAS TOP NOTCH.  PUT IT THIS WAY ......WE CLOSED THE PLACE.  THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT.

        BACK HOME I AM PRETTY TIRED AND HEAD TO BED FOR ANOTHER LONG DAY IS TOMORROW.

        SUNDAY       5 - 21 - 17

        LAST RADIO SHOW BEFORE SUMMER BREAK WAS JUST TOO FUNNY.  A GREAT SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST WE HAD.  AFTER THE SHOW WE DID CHOCOLATE MARTINI'S.....IT WAS THAT DAMN GOOD. HAVE TO THANK THE BANDS SOCKO AND MIDHEAVEN FOR HAVING FUN WITH US.

        START MORNING OUT WITH MY USUAL UP AT 4AM.  BY 8:20AM , I HAD MY VAN LOADED AND HEADED TO ANOTHER SIDE JOB.  IT WAS A SPECIAL PROJECT JOB SO I BROUGHT IN MY BROTHER. I HAD SOME ISSUES WITH HOME DEPOT BUT BY 12 NOON WE WERE HEADING HOME.  I WILL RETURN SEVERAL MORE TIMES FOR SPACKLING AND PAINTING.  OVER ALL , THE ADDING OF A DOOR AT THE BOTTOM OF A STEP AREA AND CONSTRUCTING A WALL CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

        BACK HOME I SPLIT AN ITALIAN WAWA HOAGIE WITH MY YOUNGEST.  THAN WE GO OUTSIDE A FINALIZE ALL OUR GARDENS BY BORDERING THE FRONT ONES WITH SEASHELLS AND NEW AMERICAN FLAGS.  IT CAME OUT VERY NICE. ALSO , I AM AMAZED THE WEEDS ARE ALREADY STARTING TO POP THROUGH THE MULCH. THEY ARE LIKE TERMINATOR WEEDS.

        WHEELS VISITS HER MOM WITH A FRIEND.  ALWAYS A GOOD TIME GETTING TOGETHER WITH THE BEST FRIEND.

          LOAD JEEP WITH RADIO EQUIPMENT AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.  I BEGIN MY ROUTINE OF OPENING AND THAN MOVE TO SETTING UP THE RADIO SHOW.  I INSTANTLY SEE SOMETHING IS WRONG. I TOLD THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW MANAGER TO PUT OUR PA SYSTEM BACK TOGETHER BECAUSE HE WAS TAKING IT APART AND MOVING THE MIXER.  WELP , TODAY I ARRIVE AND WE HAVE NO MIXER POWER SUPPLY , AN EXTRA COMPRESSOR CORD , AND MISSING 1/4" ADAPTERS FOR OUR RCA CABLES.  THE ENGINEER AND MYSELF SCRAMBLED TO FIND ALL 3 OF THESE.

        SHOW STARTED 20 MINUTES LATE BUT WE ENDED UP ADAPTING OUR SOUND SYSTEM TO WORK.  MAN, IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

        A SUPER FUN NIGHT AND A LONG DAY. BUT HAVING " HOLLYWOOD " AND " B.B. " TOGETHER MEANS WE LAUGHED ALL NIGHT.

        I MADE A BET WITH A PATRON BEFORE I LEFT. WOULD HE GIVE ME 30 POINTS AND THE BOSTON CELTICS TONIGHT ? HE AGREED AND THE CELTICS ENDED UP WINNING IN CLEVELAND.  SO DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING.

        BACK HOME I MAKE A PIZZA WITH MY YOUNGEST.  WE HANG OUT TOGETHER AND I HEAD TO BED.  NOTHING LIKE STARTING YOUR DAY AT 4AM AND GOING TO BED BY MIDNIGHT.  THE NEXT DAY ( MONDAY ) I WAS UP AT 4:30AM.

        OH , ONE MORE THING,  STILL NOT CALLING P.E.C.O.

        MONDAY      5 - 22 - 17

        Nothing hurts more than innocent children being victimized , injured , or killed. Kids uniting at a concert to see performer Ariana Grande should of been a wonderful experience. This bombing at Manchester Arena is devastating. As a parent I can not fathom the forever pain of losing a child. I am so painfully sorry.
        To stop terrorism we must go on their level. They are willing to blow themselves up and kids ?? It is time to fight in any way possible. Enough is enough. All countries from around the world must go to War against these despicable scumbags and completely eradicate them. This must be priority one.
        My heart and soul absolutely breaks for the families. Thoughts and prayers Manchester.........thoughts and prayers.

        I AM REALLY GETTING SICK OF SAYING " LIFE GOES ON ". THIS CHAOS OF TERRORISM HAS TO BE STOPPED. ARE YOU TELLING ME WITH THE FBI AND ALL THE COUNTRIES HELPING THEY CAN NOT FIND THESE LOWLIFE ORGANIZATIONS AND BLOW THEM TO HIGH HELL ?  I JUST DON'T GET IT. THEY HAVE TO LIVE , EAT , AND SHIT ON THEMSELVES SOMEWHERE.

        UP REAL EARLY AGAIN. MY LONG WEEK STARTS ON WEDNESDAY SO I AM TRYING TO SEMI-CHILL.

        HAS ANY TEENAGE CHILDREN EVER LISTENED TO THEIR PARENTS ?

        ONE THING MADE ME GIGGLE TODAY. I WATCHED A JEALOUS SQUIRREL LEAP TO OUR BIRDFEEDER. IT SAW THE BIRDS HAVING A GOOD TIME EATING AND HANGING OUT WITH EACH OTHER. SO , HE WANTED TO JOIN THE PARTY. HE MAKES A WONDERFUL LEAP ONTO THE TOP OF THE FEEDER BUT SLIPS RIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND SINCE I GREASED IT WITH WD40.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO MAKE PHONE CALLS , EMAIL BANDS , POST ADS ON FACEBOOK , CLEAN , PREP , STOCK , MEAT WITH MERCURY AMUSEMENT , MEET AN OLD FRIEND , AND BARTEND.

        NOT SURE WHY I WAS SO TIRED TODAY.  MAYBE BECAUSE I AM UP AT 3:30AM. I CLOSE THE NAIL AROUND 11PM AND JUST AS I AM ABOUT TO SET THE ALARM THE PHONE GOES OFF. A GUY ASKS IF WE ARE OPEN. I TELL HIM NO ONE IS HERE AND I AM LITERALLY LEAVING RIGHT NOW.  10 SECONDS LATER THE PHONE RINGS AGAIN. ANOTHER GUY ( SAME GROUP I'M GUESSING ) TELLS ME HE HAS A LIMO AND A BACHELOR PARTY OF 10 GUYS AND THEY WANT TO COME HERE.  I TELL HIM TO GO DOWN THE STREET TO MCSORLEYS.  I WAS JUST TOO TIRED.

        AT HOME I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH A NIGHTCAP.  I FALL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH.

        TUESDAY             5 - 23 - 17

        NICE EASY DAY TO PREP FOR MY LONG WEDNESDAY............NOT QUITE.

         OH , TODAY'S WRITING WILL OFFEND MOST OF YOU OR IT WILL MAKE YOU THINK I AM A PERVERT OR BOTH.

        CANCELLING CANADA.  YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. WELL , MY ELDEST SAYS TO ME A FRIEND IN CANADA IS WILLING TO LET HER CRASH AT HIS PLACE. SHE WOULD NOW NEED TO CANCEL HER " UNCANCELLABLE " RESERVATION BECAUSE OF A SPECIAL RATE THE KID BOUGHT AT.  WE ALSO FOUND OUT SHE COULD GET THE SAME HOTEL USING OUR TIMESHARE POINTS.  3 HOURS LATER AND HAVING PEOPLE TELLING ME SHE CAN NOT CANCEL THE RESERVATION I GOT IT CANCELLED.

        NEXT , I MUST CONTACT OUR TIMESHARE COMPANY.  THE WAIT IS OVER 60 MINUTES WHICH IS VERY RARE. I DECIDE TO CALL AND USE THE SPEAKER PHONE.  2 1/2 HOURS OF PLAYING SCRABBLE , POKER , AND DOING MY EMAILS I HAD TO LEAVE.  AFTER 3 HOURS ON HOLD MY KID CALLS ME AND SAYS THE TIMESHARE REP ANSWERED. THE LADY ASKED A QUESTION AND SAID SHE WOULD TRANSFER THEM TO ANOTHER DEPARTMENT.  ANOTHER HOUR AND THEY JUST HANG OUT. SO GLAD I GOT OUT OF THIS TIMESHARE SCENE.

        LOST ALL THAT MORNING TIME. I HAD SOME PROJECTS I WANTED TO DO.  I FORCED MYSELF TO DO THEM EVEN THOUGH IT WAS GETTING LATE. TRIED TO SOUND PROOF MY VAN'S MUFFLER WHICH SOUNDS LIKE A MOTORBOAT. WITH THE HELP OF MY KID I COULD NOT FIND THE HOLE TO SEAL IT. NEXT , USING RUSTOLIUM PROTECTIVE COATING FOR RUST I SPRAY UNDERNEATH OUR VAN WHICH IS KINDA RUSTY. I GET A SHITLOAD OF PAINT ON ME AND NEED TO USE GASOLINE TO REMOVE IT. BY THE WAY , GASOLINE REMOVES EVERYTHING SUPER QUICKLY. NEXT , LOOK AT A WEED WHACKER FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I COULD NOT GET IT TO START. NEXT , WEEDS ARE ALREADY COMING BACK SO I SPRAYED WEED KILLER IN ALL THE GARDENS.

        NOW I AM TIRED. ALL OF US SIT FOR A NICE DINNER WHEELS MADE.........PASTA AND SHRIMP IN AN PESTO OIL TYPE OF SAUCE ALONG WITH CHICKEN CUTLETS AND VEGGIES.

        OFF TO THE NAIL FOR POOL LEAGUE NIGHT. I RUN HARD FOR ALMOST 3 HOURS. THE BEST PART WAS A GIRL TURNING 21. OUR ID MACHINE EVEN SHOWED " HAPPY BIRTHDAY " WHEN I CARDED HER.  OH , THE BEST THING WAS NOT CARDING HER BUT HER 8 FRIENDS WHO CAME WITH HER.............EVERY ONE OF THEM COULD OF BEEN A MODEL. I ALMOST TEXTED MY BROTHER TO GET TO THE NAIL RIGHT NOW.  ALL WEARING SUPER SKIMPY OUTFITS , FLAT BELLIES SHOWING , SUPER ASSES , LONG HAIR..................I WAS DEPRESSED IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES. THE GIRLS PRE-GAMED FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS AND THAN HEADED TO PHILLY. I WAS GLAD TO SEE THEM GO BECAUSE FANTASYING SO MUCH IT WAS TOUGH BARTENDING WITH A CHUBBY.

        GAVE OUT A FAIR AMOUNT OF NAIL 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS.  EVERYONE WAS SUPER COOL WITH ONLY ONE DRAW BACK. I ALLOWED THE VISITING TEAM WHO I REALLY LIKE TO TAKE OVER THE RADIO. THE GUY PLAYED USHER ALMOST THE ENTIRE TIME. THE GOOD THING ......GIRLS DANCED WHICH IS REALLY LIKE DIFFERENT SEX POSITIONS.

        ANOTHER COOL THING WAS AN ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE FEMALE POOL PLAYER ON THE OTHER TEAM. SHE IS A BARTENDER DOWN THE STREET AND SHE WAS WEARING A KUTZTOWN TEE SHIRT AND SHORT SHORTS. OH GOOD GOD THE THINGS I DO TO HER IF I WAS 30 YEARS YOUNGER , HAD HAIR , AND LOST A HALF TON. ANYWAY , SHE WAS VERY COOL AND WE TALKED KUTZTOWN. I TOLD HER I WENT THERE TOO BACK IN THE 60'S AND WE SHARED SOME STORIES. EVERY TIME SHE TALKED I VISUALIZED HER NAKED. I THINK SHE WAS DOING THE SAME WITH ME.

        A FORMER GIRLFRIEND COMES IN TO MEET UP WITH A NAIL POOL PLAYER. BY THE END OF THE NIGHT THEY WERE SLOW DANCING AND SUCKING FACE.  ANOTHER REGULAR COUPLE WHO THE GIRL IS JUST FLAT OUT A PIECE OF ASS AND DRUNK WERE ALSO GROPING EACH OTHER.  TO SAY I FELT LIKE THE BIGGEST 5TH WHEEL IN THE WORLD WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. THIS WAS AT THE VERY END OF THE NIGHT AND IT WAS JUST THE 5 OF US.  THEY ARE SLOW DANCING AND THE GUYS ARE GETTING THEIR CROUCHES RUBBED BY THEIR GIRLS ASSES GRINDING UP IN FRONT OF THEM. THE MUSIC & DANCING CONTINUED WHILE I PLAYED INTERNET SCRABBLE. GET THE PICTURE ? ......FAT GUY WITH 4 GOOD LOOKING THIN PEOPLE HUMPING EACH OTHER. I FEEL LIKE THE LONELY COWBOY AT THE TABLE DRINKING A MUG OF BEER LIKE THE SCENE IN " THE BLUES BROTHERS ".  THE MUSIC DID NOT HELP AT ALL AS " FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE " CAME ON FOLLOWED BY " I WANT YOUR SEX " BY GEORGE MICHAELS.  I YELLED OUT " OH C'MON !!! " WHEN DEF LEPPARD'S " POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME " PLAYED NEXT I WENT TO THE BACK KITCHEN AND SLAMMED MY DICK IN THE WALK-IN REFRIGERATOR DOOR.

        I COULD NOT TAKE ANYMORE SO BY 1AM I ASKED THE 2 COUPLES TO ZIP UP AND HEAD OUT.  I CLOSED THE BAR AND STOOD IN THE WALK-IN FREEZER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO LET EVERYTHING ON MY BODY CHILL DOWN INCLUDING MY COCK. I BECAME SUPER MELANCHOLY AS I DID THIS.

        ARRIVED HOME AND WENT STRAIGHT TO BED. I TRIED TO THINK ABOUT RUBBING ONE OFF TO THE BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS OF SO MANY FEMALE CUSTOMERS TONIGHT. BUT IT WAS FUTILE. I REALIZE WHO I AM AND I STARTED THINKING ABOUT MY CRAZY WEDNESDAY.  I COULDN'T GET HARD IF MILA KUNIS SAT ON MY FACE.

        I SLEPT GOOD TONIGHT........GO FIGURE.

        WEDNESDAY        5 - 24 - 17

        HOW THE HELL AM I UP AFTER A 16 HOUR DAY ?

        I'LL TUMBLE FOR YOU. YEP DID A LITTLE CULTURE CLUB HERE. WHEELS WHILE WALKING TRIPS , FALLS , AND ROLLS INTO A STREET. YEP , EXERCISE CAN BE STRENUOUS.  A NICE COUPLE PULLED OVER TO SEE IF SHE WAS OKAY. SOME BRUISING ON THE KNEE , A HURT WRIST , AND MAYBE ALITTLE HUMILIATED BUT THAT IS THE EXTENT OF IT. WHAT SUCKS IT WAS HER GOOD WRIST AND HAND. AFTER YESTERDAYS BLOG YOU CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT MEANS.

        SPEAKING OF YESTERDAY BLOGS.  I GET OVER 100 RESPONSES TO IT AND ONE LADY WAS PISSED AT ME.  THE AGITATED MOM DID NOT APPRECIATE MY SEX HUMOR. I DID NOT KNOW HER BUT SHE SEEMED HOT WHEN WRITING TO ME. I DO HER.

        MY BROTHER HIT SOME PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER THIS PAST WEEKEND IN THE POCONOS. HE RENTED OUR MOUNTAIN WITH 10+ FRIENDS AND MAN DID HE TELL ME HE HAD A GOOD TIME. WE HAVE DONE 1000'S OF THINGS FOR EACH OTHER OVER THE YEARS BUT I WAS SO GLAD HE HAD A GOOD TIME. EVEN THOUGH HE HELPED ME BUILD THE HOUSE HE STILL OFFERS RENT EVERY YEAR.....OLD SCHOOL YOU RARELY SEE NOWADAYS.

        OFF TO 4 SIDE JOBS AT 3 LOCATIONS.  THIS WAS A LONG ASS DAY FOR A 270 POUND MAN.  HERE ARE SOME OF MY ADVENTURES :

        1ST -  IN HARLEYSVILLE I SAND AND SPACKLE FROM A JOB I DID WITH MY BROTHER ON SUNDAY.

        2ND -  OFF TO LANSDALE FOR MANY PROJECTS LIKE PAINTING 3 EXTERIOR WINDOWS , REPLACING A KITCHEN LIGHT , REPLACING AN EXTERIOR LANTERN , INSTALLING 2 TOWEL BARS , FABRICATING A DRIP EDGE FOR A GUTTER , REMOVING A CLOSET AND INSTALLING A CLOTHING BAR , AND PAINTING 2 EXTERIOR PILLARS. I ALSO TOOK HOME A SHELVING UNIT AND HALF CLOTHING BARS TO TRASH IN OUR DUMPSTER...........FREE TO THE CUSTOMER.

        3RD - A NEIGHBOR WALKS UP TO ME AND ASKS IF I CAN FIX SOME THINGS FOR HER. SHE ASKED FOR A PRICE AND I TELL HER " FREE ". AGAIN , IT IS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY.  ON A 40 FOOT LADDER I NAILED BACK SOME FACIA BOARD TO GO BACK UNDER A ROOF SHINGLE EDGE , RE-NAILED THE LENGTH OF A GUTTER , AND FIXED SOME J-CHANNEL. AGAIN.......FREE AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THE LADY.

        4TH - BACK TO HARLEYSVILLE TO SPONGE AND ADD ANOTHER COAT OF SPACKLE.

        I RACE BACK HOME AND MADE GOOD TIME.  WHEELS WATCHES ME PEE IN THE BACK YARD AND LOOKS AT ME LIKE AN ASSHOLE.

        I AM HOME 2 MINUTES AND RACE TO THE NAIL FOR A 3 BAND NIGHT. I BARTEND , DO THE DOOR , AND ORGANIZE THE BANDS WITH SOUND.  EVERYONE WAS COOL AND THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD.

        PHILLIES JUST OUTRIGHT BLOW.

        NEW TV AND MOUNT DELIVERED.  THIS SHOULD BE FUN.

        YESTERDAY INSTALLED A FRONT OUTSIDE LIGHT. OF COURSE IT DID NOT FIT OVER THE ORIGINAL LIGHT SO AGAIN I HAD TO MACGYVER IT WITH SOME WHITE CAPPING METAL.  IT CAME OUT REALLY NICE.

        BACK HOME AFTER 11PM. MY LEGS ARE SO HEAVY I FEEL LIKE FAT ALBERT TRYING TO STAND UP WITH HIS SHOES TIED. HEY HEY HEY I'M A FAT ASS.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING FAMILY GUY WITH MY YOUNGEST IN HER BEDROOM.  ONE SCENE MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD FOR A SOLID MINUTE.  BRIAN THE DOG USES STEWIE'S TIME MACHINE TO BANG CHICKS.  HE BREAKS IT MAKING THE WORLD GO IN REVERSE......PEOPLE WALKING BACKWARDS , AIRPLANES FLYING BACKWARDS , KIDS RIDING BIKES BACKWARDS......YOU GET IT.   THE VOMIT AND STEWIE GETTING A FRESH DIAPER REMOVED AND PUTTING ON A DIRTY DIAPER FROM THE TRASHCAN BY LOIS WAS HILARIOUS.

        A VERY COOL MANAGER OF THE SHOW TONIGHT.  I SPLIT A PIZZA WITH HIM AND GAVE HIM OPEN BAR FOR HELPING US OUT.  IT WAS A SLOW NIGHT BUT I ALWAYS FEEL DOING THE RIGHT THING IS FIRST.  AGAIN, NOT ABOUT MONEY HERE JUST BEING COOL TO A PROMOTER WHO HELPS OUT OUR LITTLE DIVE BAR.

        OH , I AM STILL THINKING OF THOSE SUPER HOT CHICKS LAST NIGHT HERE FOR THE 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY.  I AM SURE I WILL GET ANOTHER EMAIL FORM ANGRY MOM.

        THURSDAY         5 - 25 - 17

        A NICE LITTLE SURPRISE.

        START MORNING OFF BY TACKLING A LARGE PROJECT...........HANGING A WALL MOUNT AND A LARGE TV.......TWICE. ANNNNNNNNNNND BLOW.

        GET MY TOOLS IN THE RAIN AND LOAD INSIDE. LET THE PROCESS BEGIN. AT FIRST WE WANTED THE TV TO HANG IN THE CORNER. I RE-ROUTED WIRES , TAPES THEM NICELY , HUNG THE MOUNT , AND WOKE MY KID UP AT AN EARLY 9:30AM TO HELP ME HANG THE TV.  I ALSO MOVED AND CLEANED A SHELVING UNIT ALONG WITH EVERY SINGLE STINKING PICTURE AND OTHER KNICK KNACKS ON THE SHELVING UNIT. THE TV LOOKS GOOD BUT WHEELS AND I DECIDE TO CENTER IT ON THE WALL INSTEAD OF THE CORNER.

        TAKE EVERYTHING BACK DOWN , MOVE ALL FURNITURE , CUT ALL TAPE , AND BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RE-MOVING THE MOUNT OVER 1 STUD OR ABOUT 16 INCHES. 3 BOLTS NEED TO BE RATCHETED OUT.........ONE SNAPS AND LEFT IN THE STUD. I KICK THE DOG'S CAGE AND YELL PROFANITIES IN GERMAN.  RESET THE MOUNT , HANG THE TV WITH WHEELS , AND PUT ALL THE FURNITURE BACK ALONG WITH TAPING WIRES NEATLY.

        I TEST THE TV AND IT IS REALLY NICE. GREAT PRICE AND EXCELLENT REVIEWS. ANNNNNND THE TV HAS NO INTERNET. IT SAYS WE HAVE A WIFI SIGNAL , BUT DOESN'T WORK JUST LIKE OUR ONE AT THE CONDO. I RUN AN ETHERNET CORD FROM THE TV TO THE MODEM AND BANG !! WE HAVE INTERNET ALONG WITH NETFLIX.  THIS IS HUGE FOR VIEWING TV.

        TRY TO PROGRAM MY FIOS TV REMOTE TO THE NEW TV.  I RUN INTO PROBLEMS AND VIA A CHAT ROOM WITH A FIOS TECH I FIX OF ALL FEATURES ON THE TV REMOTE EXCEPT ONE. I WASTED TOO MUCH TIME AND WRAP IT UP.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I LET THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN BECAUSE WHEELS AND I ARE  GETTING TREATED TO A COUNTRY CLUB DINNER. WE GET PICKED UP AROUND 6:30PM WITH MY YOUNG NIECE DRIVING. IT WAS HER FIRST TIME AND OF COURSE I HASSLED/TESTED HER LIKE ASKING HER TO TEXT ME NEXT RED LIGHT. OUR YOUNGEST CAME WITH US TOO WHICH WAS AWESOME. I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH THE KIDS.

        GREAT FOOD , WINE , ALLAGASH WHITE BELGIUM BEER , AND TELLING OLD STORIES OF THROWING SNOW BALLS AT CARS. I ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT.

        BACK HOME WITH A NIGHTCAP AND SOME FAMILY HANG OUT A LITTLE BIT. BY 10PM , I WAS OFF TO BED EXHAUSTED.

        SLEPT REALLY GOOD UNTIL 3:30AM.  DID SOME COMPUTER UNTIL 5AM. THAN BACK TO BED WHERE I FELL ASLEEP UNTIL A DOG JUMPED ON MY BED AT 7:05AM.  WELP , TIME TO START THE DAY.

        FRIDAY           5 - 26 - 17  ( MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND )

        IT'S NOT ABOUT BURGERS ..............MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND STARTS AND I PLANTED NEW FLAGS IN OUR GARDENS. I THOUGHT ABOUT THE UNTHINKABLE. I THOUGHT ABOUT THE MOST SELFLESS THING A HUMAN CAN DO.......SACRIFICE HIS/HER LIFE FOR THEIR COUNTRY.  DURING THE WEEKEND EACH OF US SHOULD JUST THINK FOR A MOMENT THE EXTREME SACRIFICES OUR ARMED FORCES DID FOR US.

        START MID-MORNING BY WITH WHEELS WALKING TOWARDS ME.  I KNEW ONE THING......IT WAS TOO EARLY FOR SOME ASS. SHE STARTED WITH THE WORDS , " SO I WAS THINKING ". THESE FEW WORDS MEAN ONE THING............WORK PROJECT.   WE WERE PRETTY HAPPY WITH OUR NEW SET-UP IN THE MAIN ROOM OF OUR HOUSE.  BUT WHEELS HAD AN IDEA.  USE A STORED FIREPLACE THAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE FOR OVER 11 YEARS AND PLACE IT IN OUR MAIN ROOM.  THIS WOULD BE A DECENT SIZE PROJECT.

        WE SPENT ABOUT 90 MINUTES REMOVING THE FIREPLACE FROM THE GARAGE , CLEANING IT , AND PAINTING IT.  ALL METAL PARTS WERE SPRAY PAINTED WITH A HIGH HEAT BLACK SPRAY PAINT AND ALL WOOD PARTS WERE PAINTED WITH A WHITE HIGH GLOSS. WE PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER AND IT ACTUALLY LOOKS GOOD.  WE PLACED UNDER THE TV AND I LIKED IT.  NOW THE QUESTION IS ........HOW DO WE RUN AN ELECTRIC AND  GAS LINE TO IT AND WILL IT WORK ?  I CALLED MY BROTHER AND WE STARTED A GAME PLAN. THE GOOD THING OF ALL THIS WAS I WORKED WITH WHEELS OUTSIDE ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY WITH MUSIC ON AND THE PUPPY SUNNING IN THE DRIVEWAY.

        WHEELS AND I WALK AROUND OUR GARDENS JUST ENJOYING THEM AND TALEKD TO SOME NEIGHBORS. OUR VEGGIE GARDENS SO FAR HAVE A GREAT START WITH THE NEW CHICKEN WIRE PROTECTION. IT IS NIGHT AND DAY FROM LAST YEAR.

        SHOWER , B.L.T. SANDWICH , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I PICK UP TWO 30 PACKS OF PBR CANS FOR A $2.50 BEER SPECIAL TONIGHT.  I BEGAN CLEANING AND PREPPING AND THE BANDS STARTED TO ARRIVE WHILE I WAS VACUUMING.  I HUNG OUT AND GOT THE BANDS ORGANIZED AND THE SHOW STARTED.  BY 8PM I WAS READY TO HEAD HOME FOR DINNER AND A MOVIE.

        I HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT OF SUSHI AND WHEELS AND I WATCH THE FIRST MOVIE ON OUR NEW TV.  WE USED " NETFLIX" WHICH WAS SUPER COOL TO HAVE.  THE MOVIE SELECTED WAS " THE JUNGLE BOOK " IN HD. WE WERE COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY WITH THE SPECIAL EFFECTS. THE MOVIE WAS OKAY BUT THE SCENERY AND ANIMALS WERE OVER THE TOP EXCELLENT.  OH , AND THE NEW TV'S PICTURE WAS EXCELLENT TOO. 

        BY 10:30PM I WAS SO DAMN TIRED. I SLEPT GOOD ALL THE WAY TO 5:30AM AND ONLY WOKE UP TWICE.

        A WEIRD DREAM ABOUT ME ON A COLD WINDY BEACH WITH OTHER CAMPERS. THERE WERE 2 CAMPSITES WITH BOTH TRYING TO START A FIRE. IT WAS SO WINDY AND COLD SO EVERYONE REALLY WANTED TO MAKE FIRE. PEOPLE HUDDLED IN 2 LARGE TENTS FOR WARMTH WHEN FINALLY ONE FIRE GOT STARTED.  I AM ONLY 8 OR 9 YEARS OLD AND LOOKING INTO THE TENT FROM OUTSIDE.  PEOPLE ARE CELEBRATING THEY JUST MADE A FIRE.  THAN.............ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE AND PANDEMONIUM ARISES. A LITTLE KID STARTS MORPHING INTO THIS EVIL MONSTER. IT GROWS TO ABOUT 7 FEET HIGH WITH ITS HEAD HITTING THE TOP OF THE TENT. IT THAN TRANSFORMS WHITE GNARLY BIG TEETH AND BLACK EYES.  HIS HANDS BECOME CLAWS AND HE STARTS TEARING AND SHREDDING PEOPLE UP.  BLOOD IS SPLATTERING ON THE TENT'S WINDOWS AND SCREAMS ARE ALL OVER. I WATCH IN ABSOLUTELY HORROR AND THIS CREATURE BRUTALIZES THE CAMPERS. AFTER ONLY 5 MINUTES IT GROWS ALMOST SILENT. THE MONSTER TURNS AND SEES ME THROUGH THE TENT'S PLASTIC WINDOW.  I RUN LIKE HELL DOWN THE SANDY BEACH WITH THE COLD WIND IN MY FACE.....................dream ends.

        SATURDAY        5 - 27 - 17

        I CAN NOW SAY I TOOK APART A 58" REAR PROJECTION TV AND CHANGED A WAX SEAL ON A TOILET IN THE SAME DAY.  YEP , CROSS THIS OFF MY BUCKET LIST.

        START MORNING IN THE BASEMENT. I TURN THE RADIO ON AND DID SOME PROJECTS LIKE INSTALL A SHELVING UNIT , TROUBLE SHOOT A BROKEN VACUUM ( BAD BEATER BAR ) , FIGURE OUT HOW TO RUN A GAS AND ELECTRIC LINE TO OUR MAIN ROOM , ORGANIZE THE TV & POOL TABLE AREA , AND PILE A TON OF STYROFOAM IN OUR CRAWL SPACE AS AN INSULATOR.  I FIGURE WHY THROW STYROFOAM IN THE TRASH WHERE IT WILL SIT IN A SINKHOLE FOR A 1000 OF YEARS.

        A BEAUTIFUL MORNING AND WHEELS AND I DO THE BOOKS. I TAKE A RIDE TO THE BANK ON MY MOTORCYCLE WHERE THE ENGINE IS SPUTTERING AGAIN.

        BACK HOME I HAVE 2 PROJECTS TO DO. THE FIRST IS TRASHING OUR OLD 58" REAR PROJECTION TV WE GOT BACK IN 2004.  I DECIDED TO UNSCREW EVERY BOLT I SAW WITH A SCREW GUN. THIS WAS A GOOD GAME PLAN. I EVEN SAVED SOME PARTS OFF OF IT.  45 MINUTES LATER I HAD 3 TRASHCANS FULL OF PARTS , MY VAN WITH SOME PARTS IN IT , AND SOME PARTS LEFT ON OUR PATIO. I WILL USE OUR TOWNSHIP TRASH AND THE NAIL DUMPSTER TO GET RID OF ALL OF IT OVER THE COURSE OF 2 WEEKS. MAN , THAT DUMPSTER HAS COME IN HANDY OVER THE YEARS.

        OH , SUGGESTION HERE. A REAR PROJECTION TV WORKS ON THREE COLORS RED , YELLOW , AND GREEN.  DO NOT POP THESE BULBS OFF THEIR CANISTERS BECAUSE THERE IS A TOXIC CHEMICAL INSIDE THEM CALLED GLYCERIN. I HAD WHEELS GOOGLE IT.  I HAD THE IDEA OF POPPING THESE GLASS COLORED LIGHTS OFF AND USING THEM AT THE NAIL FOR OUR STAGE LIGHTING.  WE HAVE COLORED TRACK LIGHTS AND SOME OF THE PLASTIC COVER OVER THE LIGHTS ON STAGE ARE WEARING. I FIGURE I COULD MACGYVER THESE ONTO THEM.....BAD IDEA.  I STILL KEPT THEM THOUGH.

        WORKED ON TRYING TO START A GAS WEED WHACKER AGAIN.  I TRIED 2 MORE METHODS VIA GOOGLE AND IT WAS A NO GO. JESUS THESE THINGS ARE TOUGH.

        NEXT WAS A SMALL LEAK ON A TOILET.  I HAD A TOWEL WRAPPED AROUND THE BASE FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS. I NEEDED A NEW WAX SEAL AND HAVEN'T HAD THE TIME TO GO TO HOME DEPOT TO GET ONE.  WELL , WHILE SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING IN MY GARAGE I FOUND A NEW MODERN RUBBER TOILET SEAL. THIS PRODUCT CLAIMS NO MORE MESSINESS WITH WAX SEALS......" JUST STICK IT ". THEY WERE RIGHT. I REMOVED THE TOILET , CLEANED EVERYWHERE , APPLIED THE SEAL , AND IT WAS DONE.

        OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , A LARGE PIECE OF THE OLD WAX SEAL DROPPED DOWN THE DRAIN WHILE I WAS PEALING IT OFF. IT WAS DOWN THERE ABOUT 16 INCHES WHICH I COULD NOT REACH WITH MY BIG ARMS. SO , I CALLED MY YOUNGEST. THE KID WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT.

        ELDEST GOES TO WORK AND I CHILL WITH MY YOUNGEST , WHEELS , AND THE PUP. 

        I DO MORE REVIEWING OF WEED WHACKERS. IT'S A MONTH I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING. I TALK TO MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND THE GUY FIXING MY LAWN MOWER AND BOTH GIVE THEIR OPINIONS......STAY AWAY FROM GAS/OIL MIXTURED MACHINES.  THE GAS TODAY HAS AN ADDITIVE THAT SHUTS DOWN DETERIORATES THE OIL MIXTURE. MANY GOOD MACHINES ARE BREAKING DOWN.  I GOOGLE AGAIN THE TOP SELLING AND BEST REVIEWED WEED WHACKERS ON THE MARKET AND A PRODUCT CAME UP.  IN FACT , 4 OF THEIR 5 PRODUCTS WERE IN THE TOP 5 NATIONALLY. NOT 10 MINUTES LATER I SEE AN INFO COMMERCIAL.....IT WAS THE PRODUCT I WAS JUST LOOKING AT. SO FOR ALITTLE OVER A 100 BUCKS I BOUGHT A MUCH NEEDED ONE.  THE PRODUCT IS CALLED " WORX ". EXCELLENT REVIEWS AND CORDLESS WHICH IS FINE WITH ME. IF BOUGHT TODAY ( AND PROBABLY ANY DAY ) YOU GET AN EXTRA BATTERY , 3 YEAR WARRANTY , LIFETIME SUPPLY OF SPOOLS , AND 10% OFF.  OVER A MILLION WERE SOLD......MAKE THAT A MILLION AND ONE.

        OK GOT A COUPLE THINGS DONE TODAY , NOW OFF TO WORK.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR A DECENT NIGHT FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. I ARRIVE AROUND 5:30PM AND THE BAND WHO WAS SUPPOSE TO BE THERE AT 7PM IS AT THE FRONT DOOR. THEY WERE ALITTLE EXCITED TO PLAY. WHAT SUCKS ( AND IS A GOOD THING ) I GOT SLAMMED TO PREP THE BAR , BARTEND , COOK , DO THE DOOR , AND OTHER ODD JOBS.  I CALLED IN SOME TROOPS.......MY KIDS. YEP , OUR ELDEST BARTENDED WHILE MY YOUNGEST COOKED. THEY ARRIVED AROUND 7PM AND WORKED TO ABOUT 10:30PM. THEY GOT A NICE SURPRISE WHEN MOM AND HER GROUP OF FRIENDS STOPPED IN ALONG WITH AN UNCLE.

        HAD SOME NICE VISITORS TONIGHT......SOUNDMAN AND HIS WIFE , WHEELS AND HER GROUP OF FRIENDS , A BROTHER-IN-LAW , 2 OLD FRIENDS, AND A MECHANIC FROM NEXT DOOR.

        MY ELDEST DOES A GOOD DEED.  AFTER LEAVING THE NAIL SHE STOPPED AT WAWA WITH HER SISTER. A GUY FORGOT HIS WALLET AND HAD NO MONEY.  SHE GAVE THE GUY $10.

        MY LITTLE GOOD DEED.  THERE WAS CLOSE TO 50 PEOPLE WHO CAME TO SEE A BAND TONIGHT. AT LEAST 30 OF THEM WENT OUTSIDE AFTER THEIR SET TO TAKE PICTURES. THE BAND NAME WAS NOT ON THE MARQUEE SO I GOT LETTERS AND PUT THEIR NAME IN THE LIGHTS. OH .....MY ......GOD ........DID THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS GO NUTS. THEY WERE SHAKING MY HAND AND HIGH FIVING ME ALONG WITH RE-DOING PICTURE TAKING WITH THEIR KIDS AND THE BAND MEMBERS.  IT WAS LITTLE BUT MADE ME FEEL GOOD. THIS WAS A REALLY FUN NIGHT.

        I GOT TO ADMIT I HAD A VERY VERY GOOD TIME WORKING WITH MY KIDS.  MY YOUNGEST AND I EVEN HUNG OUTSIDE FOR AWHILE AND DISCUSSED HOW TO " TOUCH UP " THE MUSIC BEAT LINE ON OUR EXTERIOR WALL. THE KID WILL DO THIS FOR ME AND CAME UP WITH SOME COOL IDEAS.  SHE EVEN DREW A PICTURE OF IT FOR ME AS A SAMPLE.

        BACK HOME I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH A COCKTAIL. MY LEGS WERE ACHING AND FEELING HEAVY. IT WAS PRETTY QUICK TO THE BED.

        SUNDAY      5 - 28 - 17

        HOW THE HELL DO I GO TO BED EXHAUSTED AT 11:30PM AT NIGHT AND WAKE UP AT 1:30AM THINKING IT'S MORNING ?  SO F'N SICK OF THIS.

        YOUNGEST IS SICK WHICH SUCKS. WE HAD A REALLY NICE FAMILY DAY PLANNED.  WE DECIDED TO LET THE KID STAY AT HOME. 

        ELDEST GOES TO WORK AND WE DECIDE TO LET HER HANG WITH HER SISTER INSTEAD OF BE WITH US.......WHICH REALLY SUCKS AGAIN.

        WHEELS AND I HEAD TO CITIZENS BANK PARK. THIS IS A SUPER TREAT TO GET. I ALWAYS FEEL AWKWARD BUT IT WAS FUN.  IN A SUITE EVERYTHING AVAILABLE FROM A TO Z IS AT YOUR FINGER TIPS. I EVEN GOT " L.A. " TO PHOTOBOMB A PICTURE WITH WHEELS. I MADE A COUPLE OF JOKES AND HE LAUGHED. WE THAN WENT UP THE ELEVATOR WITH HIM AND MADE SOME MORE JOKES.

        JUST A DELIGHTFUL DAY FROM FOOD TO DRINK TO PEOPLE. EVERYONE WAS VERY NICE.  THERE WAS EVEN SOME KIND OF BASEBALL GAME TOO.

        DID YOU KNOW THE PHILLIES HAVE THE WORST RECORD IN ALL OFF BASEBALL ?

        MAKE GREAT TIME LEAVING THE STADIUM AND WHEELS AND I MAKE A PIT-STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

        WE ROLL OUT AND HEAD HOME.  WE HANG WITH OUR YOUNGEST MOST OF THE NIGHT.  GETTING SOME SOUPS AND FLUIDS IN THE KID.  AFTER REPEATED TIMES THE KID FINALLY LISTENED TO ME ABOUT USING NASAL SPRAY.  ALLLLLL DAY AND LAST NIGHT THE KID WAS STUFFY AND COULD NOT BREATHE THROUGH HER NOSE.  ALLLLLLLLL DAY I TRIED TO CONVINCE THE KID THAT ( THIS IS A QUOTE ) , " USE THE NASAL SPRAY AND IN 6 SECONDS YOU WILL BE BREATHING CLEAR COLD AIR LIKE STANDING ON TOP OF A SNOWY MOUNTAIN EATING A YORKSHIRE PEPPERMINT PATTY."  WHEELS RESPONDS " YORKSHIRE ? "

        WE HANGOUT AND WATCH AT LEAST 4 EPISODES OF " IMPRACTICAL JOKERS ". THIS SHOW CAN BE VERY FUNNY.

        OUR YOUNGEST DECIDES TO TAKE A STEAM SHOWER TO RELIVE THE STUFFINESS. AGAIN , I MENTION USING NASAL SPRAY AND HER 24 HOUR BATTLE WITH STUFFINESS WILL END IN 6 SECONDS.  AGAIN I MENTION THE MOUNTAIN AND YORKSHIRE CANDY. I JUST DON'T GET IT. I HAVE USED THE NASAL SPRAY SEVERAL TIMES IN MY LIFE AND IT WORKS INSTANTLY......BEST STUFF EVER INVENTED ACTUALLY.  OH , AND I DID NOT GET HOOKED ON IT EITHER. ( WORSE EXCUSE I EVER HEARD NOT TO USE THIS PRODUCT )

        WHEELS AND I DECIDE TO START WATCHING " HOUSES OF CARDS " ON NETFLIX WITH KEVIN SPACEY.  EPISODE 1 IS VERY GOOD AND PEEKED OUR INTEREST TO CONTINUE.  I AM NOT BIG ON HIM TALKING TO THE TV AUDIENCE BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS VERY GOOD. THERE IS 4 SEASONS AND THEY DID ANNOUNCE THAT " H.O.C. " WILL COME BACK FOR A SEASON 5.

        I HEAD TO MY KIDS ROOM TO SAY GOODNIGHT. SHE JUST FINISHED HER SHOWER AND IS LAYING IN BED. I ASK , " DID THE STEAM SHOWER HELP ? " THE KID REPLIES , " YES ". I SAY , " LET ME HEAR YOU BREATHE THROUGH YOUR NOSE ONLY. " THE KID TAKES A DEEP BREATH AND EXHALES WITH NOT A SOUND.......JUST CLEAR PASSAGES.  I REPLY , " OH MY GOD THAT IS SO MUCH BETTER !! "  THE KID REPLIES SHYLY , " I TOOK YOUR ADVICE AND USED THE NASAL SPRAY. " I HUG HER CLOSELY AND WHISPER IN HER EAR , " WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE. " SHE RESPONDS , " NUDGE ".

        OFF TO BED AT 11:30PM. I WAKE UP AT 1:30AM AND I GET F'N BELIEVE IT. I AM SO PISSED. I GET SOME WATER AND GO BACK TO BED. THE GOOD THING IS I FELL ASLEEP QUICKLY...........UNTIL OUR DOG STARTED WHINING AT 4::30AM. I LET THE DOG OUT AND START WRITING THIS BLOG ALONG WITH EMAILS , CHECKING SURVEILLANCE , PLAYING INTERNET SCRABBLE , AND FACEBOOKING.

        IT IS 6:15AM NOW AND I HEADING BACK TO BED.

        MONDAY     5 - 29 - 17  ( MEMORIAL DAY )

        HAD TO TAKE A MOMENT JUST TO REFLECT ON SO MANY LIVES TAKEN TO GIVE US FREEDOM. HOW MANY HAVE SERVED AND LOST THEIR LIVES FIGHTING FOR THE UNITED STATES ?............OVER A MILLION.  KINDA PUTS LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE DOESN'T IT.

        I WAS GONG TO TAKE A RIDE TO THE SEA SHORE BUT PLANS CHANGED AND WE ARE LETTING A FAMILY MEMBER AND A FRIEND USE IT FOR FREE.  YEP , NOT ABOUT THE MONEY.

        PRETTY MUCH EVERY DAY I TREAT THE SAME. THERE IS NO WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS. IF THEY ARE.....I WORK THEM. TODAY I WENT TO A SIDE-JOB IN HARLEYSVILLE. I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS THERE.

        BACK HOME I FIX A BROKEN SEASHORE LIGHT. I SPENT A SOLID HOUR RE-WIRING IT AND COMING UP WITH SOME MACGYVER'S. IT CAME OUT NICE.

        CHILL WITH WHEELS AND THE KIDS.  A NICE DINNER AND THAN SOME TV.

        WHEELS AND I CONTINUE TO WATCH " HOUSE OF CARDS " ON NETFLIX. I AM REALLY DIGGING THIS SMART TV WHICH CONNECTS TO THE INTERNET.

        YOUNGEST DOES HOMEWORK FOR 6 HOURS. MAN THIS KID HAS TAKEN SUCH A GOOD TURN IN HOW SHE SEES SCHOOLING.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT TIRED BY 10PM. OFF TO BED TO WAKE UP AT 1:30AM AND 5AM WHICH I THOUGHT WAS 6AM......DAMN IT.

        TUESDAY      5 - 30 - 17

        OKAY DOG.........ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

        MY RULE TODAY........KEEP MOVING.  I WAS SUPPOSE TO HEAD TO THE SEASHORE FOR 3 DAYS TO CHECK ON OUR PLACE AND CLEAN IT.  BUT LETTING A FAMILY MEMBER USE IT WITH A FRIEND FOR FREE WAS MORE IMPORTANT. IT ALSO GAVE ME TIME TO GET MY " LISTS " DONE.

        A FAMILY MEMBER CALLING ME FROM OUT OF STATE.......ALWAYS FUNNY CONVERSATION.

        I TRIED TO CHILL DURING THE DAY BUT I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO FIX , ORGANIZE , OR TROUBLE SHOOT. I THINK OVER MY LIFE I HAVE SAVED OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN COSTS JUST BY ME BUILDING OR FIXING SOMETHING.  IT'S PROBABLY TRIPLE THAT AMOUNT AS I SEE IT. THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE ALONE HAD TO SAVE US 200 GRAND BY BUILDING IT OURSELVES. MAN I LOVE THAT PLACE.

        OH , SPEAKING OF THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE , BUILDING A FIRE PIT 5 FEET FROM OUR FRONT STEPS IS NOT THE BEST IDEA.  THE ASSOCIATION DIDN'T THINK SO EITHER.

        PHILLIES HAVE BECOME UNWATCHABLE......UNLESS YOU'RE IN A SUITE WITH AN OPEN BAR.

        GOT TO GIVE IT TO MY YOUNGEST. ARRIVING HOME AT 2:45PM I MAKE THE KID COFFEE , SANDWICH , SCALLOPED POTATOES , AND FRUIT.  WHY COFFEE ?  I RETURNED HOME AROUND 11PM AND THE KID WAS STILL STUDYING. 

        WEEDS ARE BACK AGAIN WITH ALL THIS RAIN. THE ONLY GOOD THING IS OUR GARDEN IS GOING GOOD SO FAR.

        OFF TO THE NAIL AND FOR 3 STRAIGHT HOURS I CLEANED , FIXED , OR ORGANIZED SOMETHING. I EVEN POSTED A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK OF OUR MARQUEE. IT READ " THURS OPEN MIC , FRI 5 BANDS , SAT 9 BANDS , SUN 4 BANDS ".  I ALSO POSTED " LOOKS LIKE WE WILL BE RUNNING HARD THIS WEEKEND !! PLEASE SUPPORT THESE ORIGINAL BANDS.......THEY DESERVE IT. "

        FOR THE MOST OF THE NIGHT I WAS EITHER BARTENDING OR CLEANING SOMETHING. I ALWAYS TELL MYSELF , " IF I DON'T PICK IT UP WHO WILL ? "

        LOAD UP SOME IMPORTANT SUPPLIES AND HEAD HOME.  UNLOAD THE CAR , WALK THE DOG , AND HAVE A NIGHTCAP ALONG WITH SOME PRETZELS AND CHEESE TO END THE NIGHT.

        I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I GOT OUT OF MY CAR OR LEFT THE HOUSE WITHOUT CARRYING SOMETHING......NOT ONE TIME.

        IN BED I SNUGGLE UNDER THE COVERS AND IT IS SO WARM. I FALL ASLEEP PRETTY QUICKLY. BUT , THE SLUMBER WOULD NOT LAST LONG FOR AT 4AM THE DOG CAME IN MY ROOM AND BEGAN WHINING. I GUESS SINCE OUR PUP IS GETTING OLDER SHE HAS TO PEE MORE IN THE NIGHT TOO. I CONTEMPLATED WHAT WOULD BE WORSE.........ME GETTING OUT OF A WARM TOASTY BED OR JUST LET THE DOG PEE IN THE HOUSE SOMEWHERE.

        I LET THE DOG OUT , CHECK MESSAGES ON MY COMPUTER , AND PLAY INTERNET SCRABBLE UNTIL THE DOG COMES IN.  BACK TO BED WHERE I LISTEN TO SPORTS TALK RADIO UNTIL 5:30AM AND THAN FALL ASLEEP FOR A 2ND TIME.  I GET UP AT 7:30AM TO START MY DAY.

        WHEELS , " O.T.A. " IN FOOTBALL MEANS " ORGANIZED TEAM ACTIVITIES ".

        WEDNESDAY        5 - 31 - 17

        AND MAY IS DONE...........I KNOW OUR ELDEST IS HAPPY.

        MAN DID I GET SUPER TIRED AROUND 1AM. I ASKED OUR DOORMAN TO CLOSE. THEY CAN STAY UP HOURS INTO THE NIGHT.

        FIRE STORM FROM KATHY GRIFFITH. THE COMEDIAN HELD A BLOODY SEVERED HEAD OF TRUMP. I AM NOT A FAN OF TRUMP BUT THIS WAS JUST DOWN RIGHT STUPID.

        FAMILY MEMBER STOPS OVER FOR KEYS TO OUR CONDO AND OF COURSE SOME INSTRUCTIONS FROM ME TO DO SOME REALLY LITTLE THINGS LIKE VACUUM A CARPET AND BRING A LAMP DOWN.  IN AN EXCHANGE FOR THESE TINY LITTLE THINGS.........4 DAYS FREE AT OUR HOME WITH A FRIEND.  AGAIN , NOT ABOUT THE MONEY.

         I WROTE " NOT ABOUT THE MONEY " 74 TIMES THIS YEAR.

        TOOK A NICE RIDE ON MY BIKE AFTER ADJUSTING IDLE AGAIN.  MET OUR BEER DELIVERY GUYS AND STOCKED OVER 50 CASES OF BEER. THIS WAS NOT FUN.

        PENGUINS BLOW OPEN THE GAME AGAINST THE PREDATORS AND WIN.  SO MUCH FUN TO SEE THEM WIN ANOTHER STANLEY CUP......SO MUCH. GOD DOES IT SUCK TO BE A PHILLY FAN IN ANY DAMN SPORT.

        PHILLIES LOSE BUT AT LEAST IT WAS CLOSE.  THE ONLY LOST BY ONE SCORE..........A TOUCHDOWN.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND BARTEND FOR THE NIGHT. A NICE LITTLE LATE NIGHT CROWD.  I DID GET SOME MORE THINGS DONE WHICH WAS COOL.  I ALSO MET A NICE WOMAN WHO DROVE FROM WEST CHESTER TO GIVE A DEPOSIT AND PAY A WEEK RENT FOR OUR CONDO IN JULY.  SHE TOLD ME 2 COUPLES IN THE LAST 2 YEARS HAVE GOTTEN ENGAGED RIGHT IN OUR KITCHEN. SHE WAS HOPING 3 FOR 3 THIS YEAR. I LIKED HER AND SO APPRECIATED HER DRIVING 40 MINUTES JUST TO SQUARE UP WITH US EVEN THOUGH IT IS 2 MONTHS FROM NOW......JUST DON'T SEE THAT TOO OFTEN NOW-A-DAYS.

        HEAD HOME AND ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED......WENT RIGHT TO BED.

        THURSDAY            6 - 1 - 17

        I DIDN'T MEAN TO PUNCH STEVEN TYLER OF AEROSMITH.

        RAN HARD WITH MY ELDEST TODAY AND IT WAS ACTUALLY NICE.

        START MORNING DOING NORMAL STUFF BUT I DECIDED TO SPRAY OUR WEEDS AGAIN.  IT SEEMS WEED KILLER DOES NOT WORK ON GRASS.

        MY ELDEST AND I HEAD TO RESTAURANT DEPOT TO PURCHASE A MORTGAGE PAYMENT OF SUPPLIES. WHAT TOTALLY SUCKED WAS JUST AS WE ARE ABOUT TO LEAVE A GALLON OF WHISKEY SOUR mix FALLS OFF THE TOP SHELF OF OUR CART AND EXPLODES AT THE FEET OF OUR REGISTER GIRL.  SHE SAYS , " NOW I GOTS TO GO HOME ".  I COULDN'T BLAME HER. 

        ALSO At RESTAURANT DEPOT I CALL SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY ( AT NO CHARGE BECAUSE IT IS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY ) AND ASK IF THEY NEED ANYTHING. WE PICKED UP SOME THINGS FOR A FAMILY MEMBER AND A FRIEND...........AND WE DELIVERED IT TO THE THEIR HOMES TOO.

        STOP AT MY PARENT'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF PLUM PEELED TOMATOES AND HAVE LUNCH WITH MY DAD. WE ARE WALKING UP THE DRIVEWAY AND SEE MY MOM PLANTED A BEAUTIFUL ARRANGEMENT OF FLOWERS BORDERED BY HALF CIRCLED CLEAN BRICKS ON EDGE. AS SOON AS I WALK IN MY DAD SAYS , " DID YOU GUYS SEE WHAT MOM PLANTED AT THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY ? " I REPLY , " YES , I JUST SAID SOMETHING TO HER ( POINT TO MY DAUGHTER ) ABOUT HOW NICE IT LOOKED ". MY DAD REPLIES , " OUR BITCHY NEIGHBOR TOLD ME , " IT LOOK HIDEOUS AND IF SHE TRIPS ON IT OR DAMAGES HER CAR DRIVING OVER IT SHE WILL SUE US. " MY DAD RE-ENACTING - LIFTED HIS ARMS , TURNED AROUND , AND SAID , " SUE US. "   IMAGINE A NEIGHBOR BEING THAT FUCKING IGNORANT ??!!

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO DROP OFF PRODUCT.

        HEAD HOME AND MY KID HEADS TO SOUTH STREET IN PHILLY WHILE I UNLOAD A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF.......AND STOCK IT. ( WHEELS ......THE CHICKEN FOR CUTLETS IS IN THE UPSTAIRS FREEZER )

        AFTER UNLOADING AND STOCKING I REALIZE THERE IS AT LEAST 3 THINGS I PURCHASED WRONG.  DAMN.....GOT TO GO BACK TOMORROW.

        LAY DOWN WITH THE PUPPY AND PLAY WITH HER FOR A LITTLE. THAN I SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND BE A NUDGE TO HER.  ALL GOOD MOMENTS.

        OFF TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK-UP A HUGE ORDER. MY FAVORITE MANAGER WAS THERE AND I WAS IN AND OUT IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. THAT IS BEDROOM SPEED FOR ME.

        AT THE NAIL AGAIN I UNLOAD A TON OF BOOZE.  I ALSO SET-UP A NEW DEEP FRYER AND GOT TO TEST IT WITH SOME ORDERS TONIGHT.  I HAD SOME REGULARS COME IN , ONE LOUD TALKING GUY , A GIRL WHO SHOWS HER WONDERFUL BOOBS BY KEEP MONEY & A CREDIT CARD IN HER BRA , AND WATCHED THE WARRIORS SMOKE THE CAVALIERS.  I DID GET ALOT DONE TONIGHT ALONG WITH HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH NEW REGULARS.

        DAMN CLOSE TO 2AM I LET MY DOORMAN CLOSE AGAIN.  THE OPTION IS I CLOSE NOW OR LET THEM HANG OUT AND ENJOY MUSIC AND FINISHED THEIR DRINKS A LITTLE LONGER.

        ROLL HOME AND COMPLETELY TIRED.  NO DRINKS AND STRAIGHT TO BED.

        I AM AT A HOTEL WITH MY BROTHERS. WE ARE MAKING A SCENE AND DOING OUR NORMAL SILLINESS. AT THE END OF THE HALLWAY I SEE THIS GUY APPROACHING US.  HE HAS SCARVES AROUND HIS NECK , BANDANNA ON HIS HEAD , AND WEARING EYE LINER.  I SEE IT IS NONE OTHER THAN STEVEN TYLER OF AEROSMITH.  HE SAYS TO US , " WHAT'S ALL THE RUCKUS BOYS AND CAN I JOIN IN ? "  WE ARE OVERJOYED AND HE COMES IN OUR ROOM AND BEGINS PARTYING WITH US AND TELLING SUPER COOL STORIES ABOUT BEING IN HIS BAND........LIKE PERFORMANCES , PLACES HE'S BEEN, AND GIRLS HE DID. WE ARE LIKE LITTLE KIDS LISTENING TO ALL THESE STORIES.  HE TELLS THIS ONE STORY ABOUT DOING 4 SUPER MODELS AT ONCE ON THE ROOF OF A MARRIOT HOTEL.  I YELL OUT , " OH C'MON !! NO F'N WAY ??!! " I GO TO SLIGHTLY PUNCH HIM ON THE SHOULDER AND HE TURNS HIS HEAD. MY FIST HITS HIM RIGHT IN THE CHIN. THE GOOD THING IT WAS NOT HARD.  HE REPLIES , " DAMN DUDE "  I APOLOGIZE 3 TIMES AND ASK HIM ," I HOPE THIS WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR PERFORMANCE TONIGHT ? " HE REPLIES , " ALL GOOD MY MAN. IN FACT , I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU GUYS TICKETS TO TONIGHT'S SHOW AND BACK STAGES PASSES FOR ALL OF YOU FOR LETTING ME PARTY WITH YOU. THOUGH I COULD OF DONE WITHOUT THE PUNCH. " WE JUMP UP AND DOWN LIKE WE WON STUFF ON THE TV SHOW " ELLEN ".

        STEVEN TYLER ROLLS OUT AND WE TELL HIM WE WILL SEE HIM TONIGHT. AT THE VENUE ACROSS THE STREET WE GATHER TO OUR SEATS.  TYLER COMES OUT ON STAGE TO A BIG APPLAUSE AND WE ALL STAND AND RAISE OUR ARMS FOR HIM TO ACKNOWLEDGE US. ON THE MICROPHONE HE POINTS TO US AND YELLS TO THE CROWD AS A SPOT LIGHT HITS US , " HEY PHILADELPHIA !!  THESE ARE THE CATS I PARTY WITH LAST NIGHT.......AND ONE OF THEM PUNCHED ME IN THE FACE !! I'M OUTTA HERE !!"  HE LAUGHS AND RUNS UP THE STEPS AND PRETENDS TO LEAVE BUT STOPS AT THE VERY TOP. THAN MUSIC STARTS. HE BEGINS TO SING " WALK THIS WAY "................dream ends.

        FRIDAY        6 - 1 - 17

        I ACTUALLY FIXED IT...........KINDA.

        MY NEW THINKING OF NO SUGAR HEADACHES WITH APRICOT BRANDY INSTEAD OF BLACK BERRY IS SO NOT TRUE.  I FOUND THIS OUT IN THE MORNING.

        START MORNING BY TAKING A RIDE TO RESTAURANT DEPOT. I HATE GOING TO THIS PLACE. I WAS HERE YESTERDAY AND PURCHASED WRONG PRODUCT.  4 THINGS HAD TO BE RETURNED AND 2 NEW THINGS HAD TO BE PURCHASED. I MAKE GREAT TIME GETTING THERE.  THIS WAS THE ONLY GOOD TIME I WILL LITERALLY HAVE.  I GET MY 2 NEW THINGS AND GO TO THE RETURN DESK.  THIS STEALTHY LARGE BONED GIRL IS ON THE PHONE SAYING GOOD BYE TO A CUSTOMER. FOR 4 MINUTES ALL I HEARD ON HER END WAS , " UH HUH , UH HUH , UH HUH , UH HUH. "........TALK ABOUT FRUSTRATING. SHE GETS TO ME AND NOW THE REAL WAIT STARTS. SHE MUST FIND 4 THINGS ON YESTERDAY'S $1100 RECEIPT. THE PAPER RECEIPT WAS A RELIGIOUS SCROLL 15 FEET IN LENGTH. IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES SHE FINDS 3 OF THE 4. I TELL HER I AM GOING TO STAND IN LINE AT THE OTHER REGISTER TO PURCHASE 2 NEW PRODUCTS. THE LINES ARE UNBELIEVABLY LONG. I JUST HAVE 2 FRIGGIN' THINGS TO GET.  I GO BACK AND FORTH FROM MY LINE TO THE RETURN DESK. ANOTHER 10 MINUTES AND THE GIRL ASKS ME TO FIND THE FINAL PRODUCT TO BE RETURNED. SHE HANDS THE RECEIPT TO ME AND I FIND IT IN 6 SECONDS. SHE STARTS HER PAPERWORK AND I RETURN TO THE REGISTER LINE.

        STILL WAITING IN LINE I FINALLY MOVE UP TO A GIRL AT THE REGISTER.  STUPIDLY I WROTE A CHECK FOR $13. THE GIRL HAS ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS AND NEEDS APPROVAL OF MY LAST CHECK IN MY BOOKLET. SHE GOES TO THE MAIN OFFICE TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT ABOUT MY CHECK SO I GO BACK TO THE RETURN DESK TO SAVE TIME. THE GIRL HAS ME SIGN 2 DOCUMENTS AND NOW I HAVE A CREDIT FOR $100. I RETURN TO THE REGISTER LINE AND THE GIRL IS HAVING ALL KINDS OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. I SAY TO THE GIRL , " CAN I PAY CASH AND THIS WILL BE DONE IN SECONDS. "  SHE AGREES , HANDS ME THE CHECK , AND I HAND HER THE CASH. WHY DIDN'T I DO THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE !! ??

        HEAD BACK HOME AND HIT EVERY RED LIGHT FROM NORTH PHILLY TO GARRET HILL.

        BEAUTIFUL DAY I HAD TO DO SOMETHING. I JUST CAN'T SIT AROUND.  SO , FOR THE 3RD TIME I AM ATTEMPTING TO FIX A GOOD / OLDER WEED WHACKER. I KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT MACHINES AND ENGINES.  THE POWER OF GOOGLE WOULD AGAIN HELP ME BIG TIME.  " CLEAN THE CARBURETOR " WAS THIS ONE GUY'S MOTTO.  I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A CARBURETOR DOES , WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE , OR WHERE IT IS LOCATED. WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE AND MY TOOLS ON THE PATIO I DECIDED TO FIND IT AND CLEAN IT. I EVEN HAD THE PRODUCT " GUNK REMOVER " IN MY BASEMENT.  I AM TELLING YOU THIS IS A BIG ACHIEVEMENT FOR ME.  I USED THE GUNK STUFF AND THAN MY AIR COMPRESSOR TO BLOW EVERYTHING OUT INSIDE THE CARBURETOR. I BELIEVE SQUIRRELS WERE LIVING IN THIS CARBURETOR.  I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND SAID TO MYSELF , " IF IT DOESN'T START THAN I WILL TAKE IT TO A REPAIR SHOP ".  I EVEN GOOGLED LAWNMOWER / WEED WHACKER REPAIR SHOPS IN MY AREA. I FOUND 4 COMPANIES AND WROTE THEM DOWN.

        DO YOU REMEMBER THE SCENE IN THE MOVIE " CAST AWAY " WITH TOM HANKS ? HE FINALLY FIGURES OUT HOW TO MAKE FIRE AND BELLOWS OUT HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT BY YELLING TO THE SKIES. WELL , THIS WAS MY SCENE WHEN THE WEED WHACKER STARTED. I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.  THE LOUD ENGINE ROARED AND I HELD THE THROTTLE FULL TILT. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SOUND. NEXT , PUT STRING IN THE SPOOL WHICH HAD NONE. AGAIN , NO IDEA HOW TO CHANGE IT OR EVEN OPEN THE DAMN SPOOL CASING.  BACK INSIDE WITH GAS/GUNK CRAP ALL OVER MY HANDS TO GOOGLE IT. IN SECONDS , I FOUND OUT AND IN MINUTES , I HAD THE STRING HANGING OUT OF THE WEED WHACKER.  I BEGAN WHACKING AWAY AND IT IS LOUD AND STRONG.  IT DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB UNTIL I START TO FEEL LIQUID ON MY HAND.  THE GAS TANK IS LEAKING LIKE A SIV.  OH WELL , MY JOY OF ACHIEVING A GREAT FIX COMES TO A SCREECHING HALT.  GEE , NEVER SAW THAT COMING.

        OH , ONE MORE THING , I SPENT $226 PURCHASING 2 NEW WEED WHACKERS AND NOW I FIX THIS OLD ONE.  I GUESS THIS IS A GOOD THING.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. I PREP FOR THE NIGHT , BARTEND , AND THAN MOVE TO THE DOOR. I HELP ORGANIZE BANDS UNLOADING AND THE NIGHT STARTS.

         I KEEP A CONSTANT TEXTING COMMUNICATION WITH MY YOUNGEST AT HOME. I ALSO SPEND MOST OF MY TIME OUTSIDE BECAUSE IT WAS DEATH THRASH KILL DESTROY METAL NIGHT. OKAY , THIS IS NOT MY CUP OF TEA , BUT EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.

         THE NEW DEEP FRYER IS VERY GOOD AND SO CLEAN.

        A NICE SLIGHTLY CHILLY RIDE HOME. WHEELS IS WITH FRIENDS FOR A BIRTHDAY AT A LOCAL PUB.  I CHILL WITH MY KID AND PUPPY FOR ALITTLE BIT.  BUT I GOT TIRED AFTER A COUPLE LIBATIONS AND HEADED TO BED. ANOTHER DAY DOWN.

        SATURDAY         6 - 3 - 17

        LONG DAY.....BUT FUN.

        LOST MY SCRABBLE APPLICATION TO PLAY THE GAME ONLINE........KINDA SUCKS.  SPENT ABOUT 60 MINUTES TRYING TO RE-INSTALL BUT TO NO AVAIL.

        RECEIVED MY NEW WEED WHACKER IN THE MAIL. I FORGOT IT IS A 3 IN1 TRIMMER. IT EDGES AND MOWS ALONG WITH WHACKING WEEDS WHICH IS KINDA COOL. I PUT IT TOGETHER PRETTY QUICKLY AND STARTED CHARGING BATTERIES. I WILL TEST IT TOMORROW TO SEE IF THE HYPE OF THE GOOGLE AND YELP REVIEWS HAS ANY TRUTH. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A CORDLESS AND GAS-LESS MACHINE BUT WE WILL SEE.

        ALSO , I PURCHASED 2 WHACKERS AND A FAMILY MEMBER ALREADY BOUGHT THE 2ND ONE FROM ME.

        GET DROPPED OFF AT THE NAIL WHERE THE BANDS WERE WAITING AT 4PM. A 5:20PM START WITH 9 BANDS AND MERCH TABLES IN THE BACK LOT KINDA MADE ME NERVOUS. EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL EXCEPT ONE GUY WHO DID NOT WANT TO MOVE HIS VAN FROM A NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY. BESIDES THAT EVERYONE ELSE WAS REALLY COOL.

        I KEPT THE BANDS MOVING WITH UNLOADING AND LOADING VERY EFFICIENTLY ( EXCEPT THE GUY WHO I DIDN'T WANT TO MOVE HIS VAN ) AND EVERYONE WAS APPRECIATIVE OF THE SHOW PUT TOGETHER.  I FINALLY GOT THE GUY TO MOVE HIS VEHICLE ......WITH MAJOR ATTITUDE. I SAVED HIM A GUARANTEED $350 TOW AND GETTING HIS VAN IMPOUNDED UNTIL MONDAY BUT HE DIDN'T CARE ONE BIT.

        NEW BARTENDER STARTED TONIGHT. SHE HAS WORKED THE NAIL BEFORE AND I REALLY LIKE THIS KID. ALSO , MONDAY WILL BE ANOTHER NEW BARTENDER BUT SHE HAS ALSO WORKED THE NAIL BEFORE SEVERAL TIMES TOO.

        WHEELS PICKS ME UP AND WE HEAD TO A FAMILY BIRTHDAY PARTY. IT WAS VERY NICE AND WE WERE THE LAST TO LEAVE.

        BACK HOME WE CHILL FOR ALITTLE , GOT SOME APPLE , AND HEAD TO BED.  IT WAS A LONG DAY.

        A DREAM WITH WHEELS AND WE WERE TRYING TO DODGE BUILDINGS FROM COLLAPSING ON US.  IT WAS LIKE AN ARMAGEDDON SCENE.

        SUNDAY      6 - 4 - 17

        WOW...........REVIEWS WERE RIGHT ON THIS ONE.

        WATCHED THE LAST 40 MINUTES OF " SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE ".  THIS IS A VERY GOOD FILM AND I FORGOT HOW MUCH OF A LOVE STORY IT IS.  THE LEAD FEMALE ACTRESS IS DOWN RIGHT BEAUTIFUL.

        WHEELS BEST FRIEND'S DAUGHTER CAME OVER TO COLOR OUR ELDEST'S HAIR.  SHE IS ONLY 18 BUT PRETTY DAMN GOOD AT IT.

        START MORNING OUT BY PUTTING TOGETHER MY NEW WEED WHACKER FROM THE COMPANY CALLED " WORX ".  FOR THE FIRST TIME I WILL HAVE A CORDLESS , GAS-LESS MACHINE. I AM AFRAID IT WILL SUCK. THOUGH OVER A MILLION WERE SOLD AND THE REVIEWS ON YELP AND GOOGLE WERE EXCELLENT I AM STILL HESITANT.  THE OLD " I'LL BELIEVE IT WHEN I USE IT " FELL INTO PLACE HERE.

        I CHARGED THE BATTERY YESTERDAY AND PUT THE WHACKER TOGETHER QUITE QUICKLY......UNDER 10 MINUTES. I TOOK ANOTHER 10 MINUTES TO GET TO KNOW THE PRODUCT BECAUSE IT IS A 3 - 1 MACHINE. IT WHACKS , MOWS , AND EDGES......KINDA COOL.

        THE TRUE TEST..........START WHACKING GRASS & WEEDS.  FOR 35 MINUTES I WALKED AROUND OUR PROPERTY WHACKING ANYTHING I COULD SEE.  I AM NOW A TRUE BELIEVER AND ALL THE REVIEWS WERE SPOT ON. I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I USED A WEED WHACKER CONTINUOUSLY FOR 35 STRAIGHT MINUTES.  I ALWAYS STOP TO CHANGE STRING OR SOMETHING. THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY EFFORTLESS AND SO DAMN RELIEVING NOT TO CHANGE OR FIX SOMETHING DURING THE PROCESS.  IT HAS A SELF FEEDER AND VERY GOOD POWER.

        AFTER WHACKING MYSELF SILLY I MOWED THE LAWNS. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME I FELT GOOD ABOUT OUR LAWN AND A PRODUCT I BOUGHT.

        LOAD THE REMAINING PARTS OF OUR OLD BIG SCREEN TV IN A TRASHCAN AND IN OUR JEEP. WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE NAIL I DUMPED IT.

        I PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND BANDS STARTED LOADING IN.  4 ACTS TONIGHT AND ALL OF THEM WERE EXCELLENT. I MOVE TO THE DOOR AND KEEP THE BANDS FLOWING.  SO SO SO PLEASANT WORKING WITH OLDER MORE EXPERIENCED BANDS. THEY ARE SO DAMN POLITE , THE MUSIC WAS PHENOMENAL , AND THE CROWD WAS ALL MIDDLE AGED LADIES.  THEY SO WANTED ME.

        PHILLIES WIN , CAVALIERS LOSE.

        ROLL OUT LATE NIGHT AND ARRIVE HOME TO WHEELS HANGING WITH 2 FRIENDS.  I JOINED IN AND IT WAS A FUN TO WIND DOWN THE NIGHT.

        MONDAY        6 - 5 - 17

        FIRST CLOSE.

        STARTED THE GROUND WORK TO RUNNING A GAS LINE AND FIXING A HEATER IN OUR BATHROOM. I KNOW I HAVE UNTIL WINTER BUT I FIGURE GET A LITTLE JUMP ON IT.

        P.E.C.O. CALLED.......DAMN IT. NOW , DO I MAKE THEM WAIT LIKE THEY DID TO ME 7 TIMES 3 WEEKS AGO ?

        MAKING PASTA - DECIDED TO USE A WONDERFUL PESTO SAUCE WITH MOZZARELLA BALLS , SPINACH , , SPICES , AND RED PEPPERS IN IT.  MAN IT WAS GOOD.

        BILL COSBY TRIAL RIGHT IN NORRISTOWN.  RESTAURANT OWNER SAYS , " THIS IS REALLY COOL. "  PEOPLE ON TRIAL MIGHT THINK DIFFERENTLY.

        LATELY WHEELS HAS BEEN MAKING ME LAUGH OUT LOUD. MAN HAS SHE COME TO THE DARK SIDE........THOUGH SO FUNNY.

        PREDATORS TIE THE SERIES.  GOOD TO SEE.

        PHILLIES WIN FOR 3 IN A ROW.........WOO HOO !!

        HIRED 2 KINDA NEW BARTENDERS AND LET ONE GO.

        INTERNET SCRABBLE IS BACK.....YEAH !!!!!  IT ENDS UP THEIR SERVER WAS DOWN.  OK I HAVE NO LIFE BUT I DO LIKE PLAYING IT.  FIRST GAME BACK AND I AM LOSING THE ENTIRE GAME.....UNTIL THE LAST PLAY.  I WON AND EVEN SHOWED WHEELS.  SHE CONFIRMED , I AM A LOSER.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  A SEMI-NEW BARTENDER HAD HER FIRST " CLOSE ". I THOUGHT SHE DID EXCELLENT.  I ALSO BROUGHT IN A 2ND NEW BARTENDER TO LEARN HOW TO CLOSE. I FIGURE A LITTLE 2 FOR 1 HERE.

        PUPPIES VISITED THE NAIL TODAY.  I FEEL PUPPIES SHOULD BE IN OUR LIVES EVERY DAY. OH , NOW MY ELDEST WANTS A PUPPY.

        BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH SURVEILLANCE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE NEW BARTENDER.

        HELPED MY YOUNGEST WITH A LARGE ESSAY DUE NEXT WEEK.  THE KID REALLY DID NOT NEED MY HELP.

        A COUPLE OF LIBATIONS AND IT WAS OFF TO BED.

        TUESDAY        6 - 6 - 17

        WHAT THE HELL ?  I WOKE UP AT 9:11AM WEDNESDAY MORNING. I DID GET IN LATE AND HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY.  HMMMMM..........MAYBE A PATTERN.

        ANYWAY , I START MY MORNING BY LOADING MY VAN WITH TOOLS AND SUPPLIES. I HAD A SIDE-JOB FOR SPACKLING , PAINTING , STAINING, AND HANGING CHAIR RAIL.  OH , I STOPPED AT HOME DEPOT FIRST TO PICK UP THE CHAIR RAIL TRIM. I HAD A SAMPLE AND OF COURSE THEY DID NOT HAVE IT. AGAIN , F'N SPECIAL ORDER.......BLOW. 

        ROLL HOME TO CHILL FOR ALITTLE BIT.  I HAVE SOME OF MY PASTA I MADE 2 NIGHTS AGO.  BOTH CONTAINERS ARE NOW GONE. I GUESS THE KIDS LIKED IT TOO.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. IT WAS A VERY FUN NIGHT BECAUSE SOME REGULARS CAME IN , A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION , AND THE POOL TEAM.

        A FRIEND CAME IN WHO COMPLETELY CHANGED HIS LIFE. HE GAVE UP SWEETS , SUGARS , SMOKING , AND WENT VEGETARIAN. HE WAS EVEN DRINKING NON-ALCOHOLIC BEER.  HE DROPPED 40 POUNDS AND I WAS SO PROUD OF HIM AND EVEN ENVIOUS OF THE WEIGHT LOSS.  HE REALLY IS ON A GOOD ROAD RIGHT NOW.

        LATE NIGHT AND I AM GETTING PRETTY DAMN TIRED. THE FINAL 2 PATRONS/REGULARS I ASK IF WE CAN WRAP IT UP.

        PHILLIES WIN AGAIN.........STILL KINDA DON'T CARE.

        BACK HOME I CHILL WITH MY KID AND HAVE SOME SODA WATER.  IT IS LATE NIGHT AND I ONLY HANG ABOUT 15 MINUTES.  OFF TO BED WHERE I HAD SOME CRAZY DREAM ABOUT PREVENTING A PSYCHO FROM BEHEADING PEOPLE.

        I COULD NOT BELIEVE I WOKE UP AT 9:11AM THE NEXT DAY.

        WEDNESDAY      6 - 7 - 17

        SO WAKING UP AT 9:11AM I SHOULD OF BEEN ENERGETIC ALL DAY.......NOPE.

        TEST NUMBER 2 - I HAD TO MEET OUR SODA TECHNICIAN THIS MORNING AT THE NAIL. I DECIDED TO LOAD MY LAWN MOWER AND NEW WEED WHACKER IN OUR JEEP. THE TECH FIXED OUR FLAT SODAS BY CHANGING OUT OUR EMPTY CO2 TANKS. YES , YOU NEED CARBONATION FOR SODA.  HE ROLLS OUT AND I START GRASS CUTTING.

        IT WAS PRETTY BAD OUT BACK OF THE NAIL. I USED THE LAWNMOWER FOR THE MAIN CUTTING. NOW , THE TRUE TEST....WHACKING STONES , WEEDS , GRASS , AND SIDEWALKS. THE NEW PRODUCT HELD UP AGAIN.  FOR 40 MINUTES I DID BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE NAIL. NOT ONE TIME DID I STOP. THE FREEDOM OF CORDLESS IS HUGE. THE BATTERY NOW HELD ITS' CHARGE FOR 2 CUTTINGS. I AM IMPRESSED. I AM SO NOT USED TO THIS.  WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE IT IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER CUT THE FRONT AND BACK. IT IS LITTLE BUT WHEN I RETURNED LATER I HAD A GOOD FEELING WHEN PULLING UP IN THE BACK LOT.......EVERYTHING WAS SO MAINTAINED AND EVEN.

        BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH THE FIRST EPISODE OF " DARE DEVIL " ON NETFLIX. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS GOOD. I ASKED WHEELS TO WATCH IT LATER TONIGHT AND SHE LIKED IT TOO. SEVERAL PEOPLE RECOMMENDED IT TO ME.

        PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT A FRIENDS HOUSE. THE KID WAS DOING A STUDY DATE. WHEN I ARRIVED HOME LATE NIGHT THE KID WAS STILL DOING HOMEWORK. THIS KID HAS CHANGED NIGHT AND DAY WITH GRADES. I TOLD HER , " IT'S GOOD YOU STUDY WITH YOUR FRIEND " M " BECAUSE SHE IS A STRAIGHT " A " STUDENT. MY YOUNGEST REPLIES , " WE'RE ALL STRAIGHT " A " STUDENTS. "  LOVE THAT ANSWER.

        BACK HOME WE DO A LATE LUNCH.

        OFF TO THE NAIL AGAIN. I MAKE MY PUNCH LIST AND GET ABOUT 10 THINGS DONE.  THAN " TJ " COMES IN.  HERE IS WHAT I WROTE ON FACEBOOK ABOUT THIS GUY ALONG WITH PICTURES OF GOD , PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS, AND JOHN LENNON.

        Just met " TJ ". He told me he was a professional pool player , is John Lennon in the spirit world , was in the band Paul McCartney & Wings , and talks to God directly. I beat the professional pool player by 5 balls and Googled for his picture in Paul Mc & Wings. He was not in the band. He told me not to use Google because that was stone age stuff. He contacts everything light years ahead of us via the spirit world and outer space. He points to the ceiling and says , " Watch this , ( 2 second pause ) just talked to John Lennon.......see ? " Yep , never a dull moment at the Rusty Nail. I'm here all night.

        BY 10PM , I CAN NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN AND I AM STRAINING TO STAY AWAKE. I DECIDE TO CLOSE BY 10:30PM.

        PHILLIES GET SMOKED AND CLEVELAND LOSES AT HOME. NBA PLAYOFFS ARE NOT FUN RIGHT NOW.

        BACK HOME I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH A LIBATION. AGAIN , NO BEER OR BRANDY. I DO NOT LAST MORE THAN 30 MINUTES AND I DEVELOP " THE CHILLS ".  I AM FREEZING AND CAN NOT GET WARM ENOUGH IN MY BED.  UNDER A BED SHEET AND 2 COMFORTERS I STILL SHIVER. I PULL OVER THE OTHER HALVES OF THE COMFORTERS TO DOUBLE THEM ON TOP OF ME. I NOW HAVE 4 COMFORTERS ON TOP OF ME.  I WATCH TV BUT SOON GET SUPER TIRED AGAIN.  MY CORE TEMP STARTS TO WARM UP AND IT WAS SLEEPY TIME. THE COLD SHIVERING WAS NOT FUN.

        THURSDAY    6 - 8 - 17

        I GOT TO TRY TO STOP EATING AND DRINKING LATE NIGHT. I DISGUST MYSELF WITH THIS RITUAL.  I HAVE AN LATE LUNCH AROUND 2PM SO BY 5:30PM I AM NOT HUNGRY FOR DINNER. OFF TO THE NAIL AND RETURN HOME AFTER 1AM. I AM HUNGRY AND LIKE TO WIND DOWN WITH SOME LIBATIONS. BEER , BRANDY , SNACKS ......UGH.  FELT HORRIBLE THE NEXT MORNING.

        A LOT OF CUTE GRADUATION PICTURES OF SEVERAL OF MY ELDEST FRIENDS.  I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW FAST THEY HAVE GROWN UP.  THEY POSTED MANY PICTURES AND WILL SOON BE HEADING TO COLLEGE.....WOW.

        WELP , THE DAY STARTS WITH ME HEADING TO THE NAIL IN THE MORNING TO MEET OUR BEER LINE CLEANING GIRL.  I GET SOME STUFF DONE TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT WHEN I RETURN.  IT WAS NICE PULLING UP IN THE BACK LOT TO SEE ALL GRASS CUT CLEAN AND LOW TO THE GROUND.

         STOP AND MAKE A DEPOSIT BEFORE HEADING HOME.  BY EARLY AFTERNOON I HAVE LUNCH AND WATCH A 2ND EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ". IT WAS EXCELLENT.

        WATCHED " COMEY " ON CNN & ONE AMERICAN NEWS FOR SEVERAL HOURS.  SOME FACEBOOK PEOPLE WROTE HE WAS A NUT JOB. I SAW THE EXACT OPPOSITE.  HE WAS WELL SPOKEN , WELL DOCUMENTED , TO THE POINT , ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS ELIQUENTLY EXCEPT THE ONE FOR " OPEN FORUM " , AND DOWN RIGHT BELIEVABLE.  IT COMES DOWN TO WHO YOU BELIEVE......TRUMP OR COMEY.  TO ME IT BE LAUGHABLE TO BELIEVE ANYTHING TRUMP SAYS.

        5 BANDS TONIGHT ON OUR 40 BAND/ACT NEXT 4 DAYS. NOT SURE IF THIS IS A RECORD BUT MAN THAT IS ALOT OF MUSICIANS.  WE HAD 2 BANDS FROM FLORIDA WHO ABSOLUTELY LOVED PHILADELPHIA AND THE SUBURBS ALONG WITH OUR WEATHER.  THE ONLY SLIGHTLY BAD THINGS THEY SAW WERE 2 HOMELESS PEOPLE FIGHTING OVER THE SAME BEGGING SPOT AND 2 PEOPLE HAVING SEX 2 BLOCKS FROM THE LIBERTY BELL.  BESIDES THAT THEY HAD AN AWESOME TIME.

        ONE BAND FROM TEXAS WITH A CUTE LEAD SINGER. THIS BAND HAS NOW MOVED TO PHILLY AND ARE PLAYING HERE ON THE 16TH AGAIN. THEY ARE CALLED " CUPID'S VICTIM ".

        THE OTHER 2 BANDS WERE FROM PHILLY.

        HIRED 2 NEW BARTENDERS AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM.

        A REGULAR TOLD ME THE LETTERS " Mc " IN AN IRISH NAME MEANS " SON OF ".  LEARN SOMETHING EVERY DAY.

        BEER DISTRIBUTOR FORGOT TO CALL ME AND I FORGOT TO CALL THEM BACK. WE RAN OUT OF PBR TONIGHT AND I WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT.  DELIVERY TOMORROW. I WENT TO STOCK PBR AND NOTICED WE WERE OUT. THAT IS WHEN I CALLED MY BEER DISTRIBUTOR.

        PHILLIES JUST BLOW AGAIN.  PENGUINS CRUSH THE PREDATORS.

        LAST MONTH A NEPHEW OF MINE HEARD WE NEEDED A TV. HE TRASH PICKED A 55" TV AND GAVE TO A TECH FRIEND OF OURS. I DROP OFF SOME BROKEN MICS AND MIC CORDS TO THE SAME TECH FRIEND. I CALL HIM AND TELL HIM I LEFT THE STUFF AT HIS DOOR. HE SAYS HE CAN FIX THE TV FOR $50.  LOOKS LIKE WE ARE GETTING ANOTHER BIG SCREEN TV.

        WITH ALITTLE DIFFICULTY GETTING THE BANDS OUT OF THE BACK LOT I END THE NIGHT.  A BUNCH OF LATE LATE NIGHT REGULARS COME IN AND I AM READY TO FALL ASLEEP. I HAVE MY DOORMAN CLOSE FOR ME.

        HEAD HOME AND............WELL READ FIRST PARAGRAPH AGAIN.  OFF TO BED WITH A COOL DREAM OF HELPING KIDS GARDEN IN THE INNER CITY.  THE GARDEN HAD HUGE FENCES LIKE 30 FEET HIGH WITH 5 LOCKS ON THE FRONT GATE SO NO ONE COULD DESTROY THEIR PLANTS.

        FRIDAY          6 - 9 - 17

        ONE COW PASSES ABOUT 100 KILOGRAMS OF GAS A YEAR. THIS IS ENOUGH TO FILL A DOMED STADIUM.  TONIGHT..............I WAS DAMN CLOSE TO THAT. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH MY ASS BUT I WAS UNLOADING ALL NIGHT. I HAVEN'T CHANGED MY DIET OR ANYTHING BUT MAN AT LEAST 5 PEOPLE TONIGHT SMELT MY BUTT WRATH. I AM SO SORRY FOR I MAY HAVE KILLED SPERM AND EGGS ON MEN AND WOMEN THAT INHALED AND ABSORBED MY NOXIOUS GAS FROM MY ASS.

        OK , WITH MY ASS OUT OF THE WAY LET'S START THE DAY.  BOTH WHEELS AND I SLEPT IN SO OUR YOUNGEST GOT OFF TO SCHOOL ON HER OWN. THE KID IS SO COOL AND AGAIN DID A TON OF STUDYING TO PREP FOR FINAL EXAMS.

        MET AT THE NAIL FOR A SMALL BEER DELIVERY. I GOT A TON OF STUFF DONE AND TOTALLY PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT.

        WELP , OUR STAGE LIGHTS BLEW OUT ONE BULB. THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE SO I DO NOT THINK I WILL MESS WITH IT.  THERE ARE SO MANY WIRES ITS LIKE FIGURING OUT HOW A COMPUTER WORKS. I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN ALL THE LIGHTS WERE WORKING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS. I DID INSTALL 2 COLORED COVERS THAT I TOOK FROM A REAR PROJECTION BIG SCREEN TV.  THEY ARE KINDA COOL.

        BACK HOME I CHILL FOR ONLY 3 HOURS. I DID WATCH A 3RD EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ". IT WAS BANJEE LIKE AND EXCELLENT.

        EARLY NIGHT SO I HEAD BACK TO THE NAIL. SO GLAD I SET-UP IN THE MORNING BECAUSE BY 5PM PEOPLE WERE COMING IN AND MY PHONE WOULD NOT STOP RINGING.

        A HUGE CROWD ENTERED THE NAIL TONIGHT AND THE SHOW FLOWED PERFECTLY.  WE HAD A GREAT CREW AND I WAS SUPER HAPPY WITH THE BARTENDER. THIS KID RAN ALL NIGHT.  I RAN THE SHOW , BARTENDED , AND COOKED TOO. I TRIED TO CONVINCE MY YOUNGEST BY OFFERING $50 TO HER AND GIVE HER FRIENDS $12 EACH ALONG WITH FREE FOOD AND SODA ALL NIGHT. IT WAS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY AS ALWAYS WITH ME ( OR I WOULD BE IN THIS BUSINESS ) BUT ABOUT WORKING WITH MY KID WHO I SO ENJOY BEING WITH AND WE NEEDED HELP. THE KID DECLINED BECAUSE SHE HAD ALTERNATE PLANS.

        THE BANDS / ACTS MOVED ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY ALL NIGHT. I JOKED WITH THE CROWD AS I ALWAYS DO. MAKING PEOPLE FEEL WELCOMED FROM THE TIME THEY ARRIVE TO THE TIME THEY LEAVE. I ONLY DO THIS TO GET BETTER YELP REVIEWS.  OK , MAYBE NOT.  I HAD SO MANY PEOPLE COME UP TO ME THANKING OUR STAFF AND VENUE FOR RUNNING THE SHOW......ALONG WITH ME BEING FUN. IT WAS A GOOD FEELING.

        THE BARTENDER I WAS MOST PROUD OF. THIS KID RAN HARD FOR 5 STRAIGHT HOURS AS OVER 205 TICKETS WERE SOLD TO THE SHOW TONIGHT. I JOKED WITH THE BARTENDER ALL NIGHT INCLUDING PASSING GAS TOO CLOSE TO HER. SHE DID NOT APPRECIATE THAT WHICH I CAN'T BLAME HER.  I EVEN MADE HER SAY " I LOVE YOU " DURING THE NIGHT. I TRIED ABOUT 5 TIMES IN FRONT OF CUSTOMERS BUT SHE ONLY SAID IT ONCE. IN CASE YOU DIDN'T FIGURE IT OUT ....THE BARTENDER WAS MY ELDEST.  THE KID WAS EXTREMELY HAPPY TONIGHT ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE TOLD ME SHE MADE MORE MONEY TONIGHT THAN A WEEK AT HER DAY JOB.  I WAS HAPPY FOR THE KID.

        THE NIGHT WINDS DOWN AND I HEAD HOME TIRED. MY LEGS WERE KILLING ME AGAIN. ONE ARTIST WHO HAD A TON OF FAMILY AND HIS 2 KIDS THERE WERE HANGING OUT FRONT AFTER HIS PERFORMANCE.  A FRIEND AND I STOOD BETWEEN THEIR WHOLE FAMILY AND HAVERFORD ROAD. WHY ? BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC.  WE WERE THE BLOCKERS. HE MUST OF TOLD HIS FAMILY 10 TIMES WHAT WE WERE DOING AND THANKED ME 10 TIMES TOO.

        I PLAYED WITH AN ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE GIRL AND HER HUSBAND. THEY WERE FROM CLEVELAND AND THE HUSBAND HAD A CAVALIER'S JERSEY ON. I JOKED WITH HER ALL NIGHT BUT THAN SHE TOLD ME SHE DID NOT WATCH BASKETBALL UNLIKE HER HUSBAND WHO WAS GLUED TO THE TV. AS SOON AS SHE TOLD ME THIS I TURNED MY BACK ON HER PLAYFULLY AND BEGAN A DISCUSSION WITH HER HUSBAND. THEY BOTH LAUGHED OUT LOUD.

        THE HOTTEST GIRL IN THE HOUSE I HAD TO PLAY WITH. I CALLED HER " MOZZARELLA DIANA ". THIS GIRL HAD BRIGHT BLUE EYES , A BRILLIANT SMILE , ADORABLE FACE , AND A SMOKING BODY.  SHE WAS PLAYFUL AND DRANK BLUE MOONS. I WAS DIGGING THIS  CHICK ALL NIGHT BECAUSE WE WERE SO BUSY RUNNING AND SHE KEPT TRYING TO ORDER MOZZARELLA STIX.  SHE WAS SUPER COOL BEING PATIENT AND AFTER ABOUT 15 HARD MINUTES OF RUNNING I FINALLY MADE HER THAT ORDER. BUT THE FUNNY THING WAS EVERY TIME I RACE BY HER DURING THAT 15 MINUTES OF BARTENDING I TURN TO HER AND SAY " MOZZARELLA STIX ?? "  I FELT LIKE JOE ON IMPRACTICAL JOKERS WHEN HE YELLS OUT LARRY AND RUNS AROUND LIKE A MANIAC.  WHEN SHE WAS LEAVING AT THE END OF THE NIGHT I WAS OUTSIDE. I SAY , " THANKS FOR COMING DOWN TONIGHT AND HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND...............MOZZARELLA DIANA."  SHE BUSTS OUT LAUGHING AND HUGS ME AND SAYS , " YOU WERE AWESOME TONIGHT AND I HAD ALOT OF FUN. THANKS SO MUCH !! ( WHILE SHE WAS HUGGING ME I UNHOOKED HER BRA )

        OK , I DID NOT UNHOOK HER BRA.

        I HAVE A LIBATION WITH OUR CREW AND HEAD HOME TIRED BUT FEELING GOOD ABOUT HOW WE TREATED AND ENTERTAINED PATRONS TONIGHT.

        AT HOME I HANG WITH WHEELS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND IT WAS OFF TO BED. I UNHOOKED HER BRA.

        SORRY , AGAIN THERE WAS NO UNHOOKING OF ANY BRAS TONIGHT.

        SATURDAY      6 - 10 - 17

        SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST MEAN................

        START MORNING SNUGGLING WITH MY YOUNGEST. I LOVE THESE SHORT MOMENTS. YES THE GROANS IMMEDIATELY STARTED.  KNOWING MY WIFE BE SHOPPING TODAY I ASKED WHEELS TO BUY ME A COOL SHIRT. MY YOUNGEST REPLIES IT SHOULD SAY " NUDGE ".

        NOT LIKING HOW MOTORCYCLE IS IDLING.  IT JUST DOESN'T IDLE RIGHT. I CAN HEAR AND FEEL IT WHEN RIDING.

        WHEELS TAKES A RIDE WITH HER MOM TO PICK UP HER BROTHER. WHEN THEY RETURNED WE HAD A NICE EARLY DINNER WITH THE KIDS.

        DAMN IT !!  I THINK I CAN ONLY REMEMBER ONE OTHER TIME WE DID THIS......DOUBLE BOOKING A VACATION PROPERTY. WELP , WE FOUND OUT TODAY WE DOUBLE BOOKED THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE........CRAP !!!

        WHEELS AND I WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " HOUSE OF CARDS ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

        LAST THURSDAY I RE-SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT WITH P.E.CO. FOR TODAY.  GEE , P.E.C.O. CALLED ME AT 7:15AM THIS MORNING AND THAN ARRIVED AT THE NAIL AT 8AM.  AS USUAL DISPATCH AND THE TECHS DO NOT COMMUNICATE VERY WELL. I DID NOT CARE ONE BIT. THE SHIT SHOW THEY PUT ME THROUGH 2 MONTHS AGO.

        HANG OUT WITH FAMILY A LITTLE BIT , WATCH THE PHILLIES GET SMOKED , AND TAKE A SHORT WALK TO DELIVER MAIL WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW. I HAD TO RETURN FROM THE WALK BECAUSE WHEELS FOROGT TO PUT A STAMP ON ONE LETTER. YES , OUR MEMORIES ARE FADING QUICKLY.

        MY BROTHER-IN-LAW WALKS 40 MILES A DAY. I AM SO ENVIOUS THIS GUY CAN EAT 2 WHOLE PIZZAS , HALF A HOAGIE , AND 2 PRETZELS IN ONE SITTING........AND NOT GAIN WAIT. I ASK HIM WHAT MOTIVATES HIM. HE TELLS ME , " IT'S EASY TO WALK. " HE HAS A POINT. I ALSO KNOW HE WORKS OUT ALMOST EVERY MORNING TOO.

        ADAM WEST OF BATMAN AND SIMPSONS FAME HAS PASSED AWAY.  HE WAS THE TRUE BATMAN.

        DAMN , INTERNET SCRABBLE IS DOWN AGAIN. BEEN THAT WAY FOR 4 DAYS NOW.

        OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  AGAIN , IT IS RIDING ROUGH AND I DON'T LIKE IT.  IT IS STILL NICE TO RIDE THOUGH.

        PREP THE NAIL AND WAIT FOR THE BANDS TO ARRIVE.  I GET ALOT OF THINGS DONE AND IN THE SURVEILLANCE MONITOR I SEE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE FUCKING WITH MY MARQUEE SIGN.  YES , THIS IS A PET PEEVE OF MINE.  I GO OUTSIDE AND CONFRONT THEM. THINKING THEY ARE PART OF A BAND I ASK , " DID WE SPELL A BAND NAME WRONG OR SOMETHING ? " THEY JUST GIGGLE AND ONE GUY WHO I SAW HAD HIS HANDS ON THE MARQUEE SIGN JUST FREEZES AND STARES AT THE SIGN LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT.  I MEAN HIS FACE IS 12 INCHES FROM THE MARQUEE.  HE LITERALLY JUST STARES AT IT. I SAY , " DUDE , WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING ? " HE JUST CONTINUES TO STARE AT IT LIKE WE ARE ON A HIDDEN CAMERA PRANK SHOW. FINALLY THE PEOPLE ROLL IN AND I QUICKLY FIGURE OUT IT IS THE HAVERTOWN PUB CRAWL. I GET SLAMMED WITH BEER AND PIZZA ORDERS.

        OH , I WALK TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MARQUEE AND THAT " STARING " GUY ADDED A PLASTIC LETTER " C " TO ONE OF THE BAND'S NAME. I TOOK IT DOWN , CRACKED IT IN 4 PIECES , AND THREW IT IN THE TRASH.

        ABOUT 30 CRAWLERS CAME IN AND THEY WERE FUN.  ALL LEAVE EXCEPT OF 6 OF THEM. THE BANDS FINALLY ARRIVE WAY LATE.  THE SHOW WAS SUPPOSE TO START AT 8PM WHICH GOT PUSHED BACK TO 9PM. THIS IS NOT GOOD. THEY ALSO DID NOT KNOW THE SET TIMES.  AS SOON AS I HEAR THE BANDS DO NOT KNOW THEIR SET TIMES I INSTANTLY KNOW IT WILL BE A SLOW NIGHT. IF THE BANDS DO NOT KNOW WHEN THEY PLAY THAN THEIR FANS/FRIENDS WON'T KNOW EITHER......WHICH MAKES THEM NOT SHOW UP.

        THAN A BAND MEMBER COMES IN AND ASKS WHERE TO LOAD IN. I SAY SINCE YOUR ARE 3RD JUST TAKE THIS WHOLE CORNER. RIGHT AWAY I KNEW THIS GUY HAD ANGER ISSUES AND WE GO BACK AND FORTH ON WHERE TO LOAD-IN , WHERE TO PARK , AND/OR JUST GO TO THE STAGE. HE THINKS HIS BAND IS FIRST BY LOOKING AT MY PAPERWORK FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.  BUT I JUST WROTE THE BANDS DOWN AND PUT NUMBERS 1 - 4 FOR THE ORDER. HIS BAND SAID NUMBER 3 OR 3RD POSITION.  AFTER THE 4TH TIME OF ASKING WHERE TO LOAD-IN AND WHEN THEY GO ON HE SLAMS ON MY PAPERWORK AND SAYS " SEE RIGHT HERE !! LET ME SHOW YOU WE ARE FIRST ". HE POINTS TO MY PAPERWORK. I EXPLAIN TO HIM THE PAPERWORK WHERE THE NUMBERS ARE AND THAT THE BAND'S ORDER ARE VIA THE CIRCLED NUMBERS AND NOT BY THE ORDER I WROTE THEM.  I MIGHT HAVE SAID IT SARCASTICALLY. HE SHRUGS , NEVER APOLOGIZES , AND IGNORES ME THE REST OF THE TIME I AM THERE.  SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST MEAN PEOPLE BY NATURE. I KNEW HE AND HIS BAND WOULD DO SOMETHING TO PISS OFF SOMEONE TONIGHT......I FELT IT IN MY BONES & MY ANTENNAS WENT UP LIKE FRIGGIN' FIREWORKS.

        UPDATE - I GET A SUNDAY MORNING EMAIL THAT THE LAST BAND OR 4TH ACT WAS PISSED OFF BECAUSE GUESS WHAT ? THE 3RD BAND PLAYED WAY TOO LONG.  GEE , NEVER SAW THAT COMING.

        MOTORCYCLE RIDE HOME AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. THE BIKE IS STILL NOT IDLING RIGHT BUT IT WAS SO NICE OUT.

        WHEELS GOES SHOPPING WITH ELDEST FOR 3+ HOURS. I DID NOT GET MY " NUDGE " SHIRT.

        YOUNGEST GOES TO SEE SOME FRIENDS WHO ARE IN A BAND. THEY DID A HOUSE SHOW.

        I WIND DOWN WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND CHILL FOR THE NIGHT. I BASICALLY BEEN AT THE NAIL EVERY NIGHT. TOMORROW WILL BE NO DIFFERENT AS WE HAVE 2 NATIONAL ACTS COMING IN ON A 7 BAND NIGHT.  IT SHOULD BE A GOOD SUNDAY NIGHT COUPLED WITH GAME 6 OF THE STANLEY CUP. SHOW STARTS AT 6PM. LOAD-IN AT 4PM. WHICH MEANS I SHOULD BE THERE AROUND 3PM.

        SUNDAY       6 - 11 - 17

        JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU SAW IT ALL........BAMMM !!

        IT STARTED OUT A NORMAL DAY.........COMPUTER STUFF , CHILLING , BREAKFAST , WHEEL'S SHOPPING FOR 4 HOURS , DOT HE BOOKS WITH WHEELS , AND THAN.......SOME SHIT HIT THE FAN. OH PHILLIES GET SMOKED AGAIN AND THE PENGUINS WIN THE CUP.

        WAS IT THE FULL MOON ?  WHAT AN INTERESTING NIGHT.  I GUESS I WILL JUST HIGHLIGHT STUFF THAT I REMEMBER : ( YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP )

        - A 7 BAND NIGHT STARTING AT 6PM. LOAD-IN AT 4PM.  BANDS ARRIVED AT 2:30PM. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD AS THEY ALL WANT TO LOAD-IN THEIR EQUIPMENT EVEN THOUGH SOME BANDS ARE NOT PERFORMING UNTIL 8 HOURS FROM NOW. THEY DID NOT LISTEN SO I JUST ROLLED WITH IT.

        FIGHTING MONITORS ALL NIGHT WITH SKIPPING PROBLEMS. OF COURSE 2 NEW MONITORS ARE HAVING THE ISSUES.

        - BANDS SET-UP ENOUGH MERCH TO FILL A KMART. I ASKED THEM TO HOLD OFF SINCE IT IS ONLY 3PM. THEY DIDN'T LISTEN.

        - TABLES GET MOVED AND BARSTOOLS TOO. I AM COOL WITH THAT. MOST TABLES WERE BY THE BAR WHICH IS RARE BUT WHAT THE HECK.

        - THE LAST BAND SET-UP THEIR BACKLINE ON THE STAGE. IT TAKES HALF THE STAGE UP. I ASKED THEM TO HOLD OFF SINCE THEY ARE NOT PLAYING UNTIL 9 HOURS FROM NOW. THEY DIDN'T LISTEN.

        - THE FIRST 5 BANDS MOVE VERY WELL. WE ARE ON TIME AND THE  SHOW IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY. EVERYONE IS COOL AND THE FIRST 5 BANDS DID NOT COMPLAIN AT ALL ABOUT THE HEADLINERS PUTTING HALF THEIR STUFF ON THE STAGE.  THE NATIONAL ACT KISSING CANDICE WERE COOL SO I ROLLED WITH THEM.

        - THE 6TH BAND WAS GOOD WITH ATTITUDE FROM THE BASS PLAYER. THIS BAND IS HUGE SOMEWHERE BUT JUST NOT HERE.  I LIKED THEM AND THE LEAD SINGER WAS SMACKED 2 TIMES BY A PSYCHO MOSHER. HE WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER AND EVEN STOPPED SINGING ON THE 2ND SONG OF THEIR SET. I COULD NOT BLAME HIM AT ALL.....BUT HE CONTINUED ON PROFESSIONALLY. 

        - THE LAST 2 BANDS SET-UP 10 GUITARS ALONG THE WALL BY THE SOUND BOARD........10 !!! NOW 2 PSYCHO MOSHERS WITH THEIR FIST THROWING AND ROUND HOUSE KICKING SMASHED INTO THEM. THEIR ROADIE TELLS THEM HE WILL MOVE THE GUITARS AND TO WAIT JUST 30 SECONDS BECAUSE THERE IS $10,000 OF EQUIPMENT THERE.  THE PSYCHO MOSHERS DID NOT WAIT. SO AS THE ROADIES START MOVING ALL THE GUITARS THE 2 NUTJOBS BEGIN THRASH FIGHTING / MOSHING AGAIN.

        - AFTER THAT I SHOWED THE GUYS THE PHONE AND SAID I WAS CALLING THE POLICE. THEY RAN OUT THE BACK DOOR , OVER THE BRIDGE , AND AROUND A GATE LIKE DUMBASSES. SOMETHING WAS MENTALLY WRONG WITH THESE GUYS. I DO NOT KNOW MAYBE IT WAS THE FULL MOON.

        - THE ASSISTANT MANAGER WHO KNOWS THE MOSHERS CHASES THEM INTO SEPTA LOTS. I TELL HIM NOT TOO BUT WHY LISTEN TO ME.  I SEE HIM CHASING THEIR CAR AS THEY SCREECH AWAY. OH , THEY DROVE OVER HIS FOOT.

        - I WATCH THE ACTIVITY IN THE PARKING LOT FROM 7/11. I WAIT FOR THE ASSISTANT MANAGER TO COME BACK. HE IS FURIOUS AND SAYS HE IS SUING HIS MANAGER FOR HIS BROKEN FOOT.  HE SAYS , " I AM WORKING FOR HIM SO I AM SUING HIM. " I RESPOND , " DUDE , ARE YOU AN IDIOT. I TOLD YOU NOT TO CHASE THEM. IT IS YOUR FAULT. "

        - WE GO BACK INSIDE AND THE ASSISTANT MANAGER IS FURIOUS BECAUSE THE MANAGER HAS BEEN BADGERING HIM ALL NIGHT ABOUT SHOW DETAILS.  A YELLING MATCH BREAKS OUT AND OUR BARTENDER JUMPS BETWEEN THEM. WE ESCORT THEM OUTSIDE WHERE A FIGHT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.  BUT I KNOW SOMETHING THAT WILL STOP A FIGHT.......AN AUDIENCE.  I TELL OUR STAFF AND PATRONS TO ALL COME BACK INSIDE LEAVING THE 2 GUYS BY THEMSELVES. JUST AS I THOUGHT THE LITTLE ANGRY DUDE JUST CUSSED AND LEFT.

        - THE FUNNY THING IS I JUST TOLD THE SHOW MANAGER THAT THE ASSISTANT MANAGER WAS DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB.  5 MINUTES LATER THEIR FIGHTING.....GO FIGURE.

        - THE SHOW CONTINUED AND WE GET TO THE FINAL BAND.  THE HAVE MASKS , COSTUMES , FOG MACHINES , LIGHT SHOW , LIGHT BOX TO STAND ON , AND MORE STUFF FOR A STADIUM SHOW. I ACTUALLY ENJOYED THEM BUT TO ME ALL THE MUSIC SOUNDED EXACTLY THE SAME EXCEPT FOR THE 4TH BAND IN FINDING WAYS WHO I THOUGHT WERE EXCELLENT. EVERY OTHER BAND WAS THE SAME.....SCREAM , WAY TOO LOUD , AND SCREAM.....AND THAN SCREAM MORE.

        - SO THRASH METAL IS NOT MY CUP OF TEA BUT I NEVER JUDGE ANY GENRE OF MUSIC. IF THIS MUSIC MAKES YOU HAPPY OR ENTERTAINS YOU THAN THAT IS THE BIG PICTURE.  JUST BECAUSE I PREFER LED ZEPPELIN OR THE EAGLES OVER IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

        - TRAINED A NEW BARTENDER AND SHE WAS EXCELLENT.

          SO I RIDE HOME ON MY MOTORCYCLE PRETTY TIRED. IT WAS AN INTERESTING NIGHT OF BANDS NOT LISTENING TO INSTRUCTIONS ( JUST 2 ACTUALLY )  , DEATH METAL , 2 FREAK MOSHERS , AND A ASSISTANT WHO NEEDS ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES.  WHAT SUCKED , THE 5 MINUTES OF MAYHEM DID OUTWEIGH THE OVERALL GOOD TIME IN MY OPINION. IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE SOME OF THE BANDS REALLY WORK HARD TO PRESENT AND ENTERTAIN BUT BECAUSE OF 2 NUTTY ASSHOLE MOSHERS AND A LITTLE ANGRY ASSISTANT IT PUT A DAMPER ON A FUN NIGHT. I GOT TO ADMIT IT WAS ENTERTAINING AND IT GAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.  EVEN THE LEAD SINGER OF KISSING CANDICE WAS COOL.  HE INVITED EVERYONE TO PLEASE COME TO THE MAIN ROOM AND PROMISED NO ONE WOULD BE PUNCHED. I THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY.

         I ARRIVE HOME AND TALK TO MY ELDEST ABOUT THE NIGHT AND HER FRIEND WHO BARTENDED. I TELL HER BOTH OF THEM DID AN EXCELLENT JOB. I HAVE A NIGHTCAP AND HEAD TO BED. MAN, WHAT A DAY.

        MONDAY     6 - 12 - 17

        IT'S OFFICIAL.................I AM A BIG FAN OF THE NETFLIX SERIES " DAREDEVIL ".  HOLY CRAP THE EPISODE I JUST WATCHED I WANTED TO SEE WHEELS FACE WHEN SHE WATCHES IT.  IT IS BANJEE REVISITED.  THE TOP BAD GUY IS PLAYED BY THE CHARACTER " PYLE " IN THE MOVIE " FULL METAL JACKET ".  JESUS , HIS FIRST CONFRONTATION SCENE IS AWESOME.

        DRIVE YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL ON HER LAST DAY. THE SUMMER OFFICIALLY BEGINS AT 12 NOON TODAY.

        YOUNGEST COMES HOME AND WE SNUGGLE WITH THE PUPPY. WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST STOP IN THE ROOM AND WE DECIDE TO CELEBRATE THE STRAIGHT " A " GRADES BY GOING OUT TO DINNER.

        GO TO " BONE FISH " FOR A GOOD MEAL. NOT THE BEST BUT NOT THE WORST BUT THE PRICE WAS THE BEST THING. TOTAL COST WITHOUT TIP........12 BUCKS.  YES , WE HAD BANG BANG SHRIMP , MUSSELS , 4 ENTREES , 2 ORDERS OF BREAD , AND WHEELS AND I HAD 4 GLASSES OF MERLOT......ALL FOR $12. 

        OK , THE REASON FOR THE CHEAP DINNER PRICE WAS TWO FOLD. WE HAD A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM CHRISTMAS AND WE HAD A 20% OFF CARD FROM A MAILER. WHEELS DID NOT BELIEVE WE COULD USE BOTH AT ONE SITTING.....BUT IT DID.  I SAID TO OUR WAITRESS WHEN WE GOT THE BILL ,
        " DO I TIP YOU ON THE $12 BILL ? "  SHE GIGGLED AND SAID , " I SURE HOPE NOT. " IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE EVER HAD A TIP BIGGER THAN THE BILL.

        OH , DINNER WAS FUN. WE JOKED ( MOSTLY ABOUT ME ) AND I PLAYED IN A TURN STYLE TYPE DOOR WITH THE KIDS EMBARRASSING THEM.........GOOD STUFF.

        BACK HOME THEY CHILL AND I HEAD TO THE NAIL.

        PREP ALOT OF STUFF AND HAVE A 21 BIRTHDAY PARTY COME IN. IT WAS FUN BUT I WAS HAPPY WHEN THEY LEFT BY 11PM.  I HAD A LONG 5 DAYS IN A ROW.

        PHILLIES BLOW 2 LEADS AND LOSE AGAIN......BLOW.

        FORMER REFEREE SAYS NBA FINALS ARE FIXED AND GUARANTEES A CLEVELAND VICTORY TONIGHT. YEP , GOOD CALL DUMB ASS.

        GOLDEN STATE  WARRIORS WIN TITLE.  2 TIMES INB3 YEARS.  SIXERS BLOW AND SO DOES EVERY PHILLY TEAM. SO SUCKS TO BE FROM PHILLY AND FORCED TO CHEER FOR CRAPPY TEAMS.......BLOW.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT TO RELAX WHEN I NOTICE AS SOON AS I GET HOME IT IS WARM.  HEY , WHY NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE A/C AT 11:15PM AT NIGHT. SO , TIME TO TROUBLE SHOOT :

        - TURN OFF HEAT THAT WHEELS TURNED ON. THOUGH THE THERMOSTAT SAYS " HEAT ONLY " I BELIEVE SHE DOES THIS JUST TO TEST ME.

        - GET A LADDER FROM THE GARAGE AND BRING IT UPSTAIRS. I REMOVE THE WHOLE HOUSE CEILING FILTER.

        - GO OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP AND GET A WET/DRY VAC FROM THE GARAGE. I RUN AN EXTENSION CORD TO OUR AIR CONDITIONER.  I SUCK OUT THE DRAIN LINES OF ABOUT A GALLON OF WATER. I BELIEVE THIS WAS THE PROBLEM BECAUSE I SEEN IT BEFORE.

        - UNCOIL THE GARDEN HOSE AND SPRAY THE A/C FILTER HARD. I LET IT HANG OVER NIGHT TO DRY ON A FENCE.

        - GO TO MY VAN AND GET A TEMPERATURE GAUGE. IN THE HOUSE I TEST FOR TEMPERATURES IN 6 DIFFERENT CEILING REGISTERS ( VENTS ).  IT WAS GOOD TO SEE TEMPERATURES DROPPING TO 58 DEGREES. I FIXED THE PROBLEM. I ASK WHEELS TO MAKE ME SOME LIBATIONS AS I PUT AWAY MY TOOLS.  THIS WAS ALOT OF FUN AT MIDNIGHT.

        WHEELS AND I DECIDE TO ADD ANOTHER FLOOR TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. THIS IS A MAJOR PROJECT AND I LET MY OLDER BROTHER TAKE LEAD ON THIS. HE IS A MASTER CARPENTER AND PRETTY MUCH LED THE HOME BUILDING 20 YEARS AGO.  HE GETS HIS IN-LAWS TO HELP ON THE FIRST WEEKEND. I MEAN EVEN HIS FATHER-IN-LAW AND MOTHER-IN-LAW WERE HELPING ALONG WITH SISTER-IN-LAWS AND THEIR HUSBANDS. IT WAS A GOOD SIZE CREW OF 20 AND MY BROTHER ORDERLY GAVE OUT INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD DO. IN ONE DAY WE REMOVED THE ROOF AND STARTED ERECTING 3RD FLOOR WALLS.  THIS IS QUITE A PROJECT TO SAY THE LEAST. WE COVER THE OPEN ROOF AND MY BROTHER SAYS , " TOMORROW WE WILL FINISH THE WALLS AND LAYOUT OF BEDROOMS & ANOTHER BATHROOM.............dream ends.

        TUESDAY      6 - 13 - 17

        THE RECORD HOT WEATHER CONTINUES.

        I SO ENJOY HANGING WITH MY KIDS. TODAY MY YOUNGEST , TOMORROW MY OLDEST.  TODAY I TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO REPLACE A DUAL SPOT LIGHT. I HAD AN EXTRA FLOOD LIGHT IN MY BASEMENT SO WHY NOT USE IT. USING WOOD PLANKS STRETCHED ACROSS THE DUMPSTER IT MADE A PERFECT SCAFFOLDING. MY YOUNGEST HANDED ME TOOLS WHILE TURNING ON & OFF LIGHT SWITCHES WHEN I NEEDED TO TEST SOMETHING.  AFTER ABOUT 30 MINUTES I REPLACED THE DUAL LIGHT AND FABRICATED A TRIPLE LIGHT.  LATER AT NIGHT , I CHECKED THEM AND THEY LOOK AND PERFORM REALLY WELL.

        PREP THE BAR QUICKLY AND DO THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE SIGN. IT MOVED FAST AND WE GOT BACK HOME IN UNDER AN HOUR.  MY YOUNGEST PREPS FOR TRAVELING AND SOON SOME FRIENDS ARRIVE.  KIDS , WHEELS , AND PUPPY TAKE A LITTLE TRIP TO COOLER WEATHER. I AM HAPPY FOR THEM AND A LITTLE JEALOUS.

        PREP A COOLER OF SANDWICHES , DRINKS , AND SNACKS FOR MY ELDEST. THIS KID IS TAKING A DAY TRIP TO THE BEACH WITH SOME FRIENDS.  AGAIN , I AM A LITTLE JEALOUS.

        WELP , ALLLLLLLLL BYYYYY MYSELFFFFFFF ( SINGING THE SONG )  I HEAD TO MY BASEMENT TO GET SOME SUPPLIES AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. I ARRIVE AND SPEND 45 MINUTES ON  THE MONITORS. WE HAD SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS LAST SUNDAY NIGHT. IT SEEMS SOMEONE MOVED WIRES AROUND AND THE FEEDING WAS WRONG.  ONE BY ONE I PUT THEM BACK TOGETHER AND IT SEEMS I GOT EVERYTHING BACK TO NORMAL. I DID A TEST WITH A MICROPHONE AND SUNG SOME JOHNNY CASH SONGS. LUCKILY THERE WAS NO ONE IN THE BAR TO HEAR ME SING.

        THE LAST BAND THAT PLAYED HERE MARKED LARGE BLACK X'S ON THE CARPETED STAGE.  THOUGH THEY WERE THE 7TH BAND THEY DECIDED TO MOVED A TON OF EQUIPMENT TO THE STAGE AND LITERALLY SQUEEZE THE FIRST 6 BANDS. I ASKED THEM NOT TO BUT THEY DID IT ANYWAY. THE LEAD SINGER TOLD ME HE WAS JUST SETTING UP LIGHTING. THIS WAS A LIE. OKAY , SO I ROLL WITH IT BUT NOW I HAVE THESE LARGE BLACK X'S ON THE STAGE CARPET.  WHAT DID THEY USE TO MAKE LARGE BLACK X'S ?.......GORILLA TAPE. CHRIST , ON MY HANDS AND KNEES AND GOING BACK AND FORTH 4 TIMES TO THE BACK ROOM FOR DIFFERENT TOOLS I FINALLY REMOVE THEM.  JESUS THIS WAS NOT FUN.

        SETTLE IN AND BY 9:30PM I AM DAMN TIRED. START TO CLOSE AND I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND HEAD HOME MYSELF. I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING THE PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN ALONG WITH SOME HOGAN'S HEROES.  BUT BY 11PM IT WAS OFF TO BED.

        OH ONE MORE THING , A BAND MEMBER FROM SATURDAY NIGHT LEFT A LARGE BLACK BOX OF CABLES. I PRIDE MYSELF ON THINGS BEING FORGOTTEN LIKE CREDIT CARDS , EQUIPMENT , JACKETS , AND SUCH WILL STILL BE HERE THE NEXT DAY OR EVEN WEEK. THE BAND MEMBER CALLS ME AND I TELL HIM I AM PRETTY TIRED AND WILL BE CLOSING BY 9:30/10.  AT 8PM HE TELLS ME HE WILL BE RIGHT THERE. I FORGET AND LEAVE CLOSE TO 10PM I BELIEVE. I SEE A GUY WALKING TOWARDS THE NAIL AS I DRIVE BY HIM. I SAY TO THE PASSENGER/PATRON I AM DRIVING HOME , " DAMN , I THINK THAT GUY IS GOING TO THE NAIL. " I WAIT ANOTHER SECOND AND REALIZE IT IS THE BAND MEMBER PICKING UP HIS BOX OF CABLES. I MAKE A U-TURN IN THE MIDDLE OF HAVERFORD ROAD AND CATCH THE GUY AT OUR GATE. HE FOLLOWS US TO THE BACK LOT AND I GET HIM HIS BOX OF CABLES.

        WEDNESDAY      6 - 14 - 17

        GUNMEN DRIVES 800 MILES FROM OHIO TO LOOK FOR A JOB AND THAN SHOOTS AT REPUBLICANS PRACTICING BASEBALL.  A LOCAL FORMER MAYOR EVEN TRIED TO HELP HIM FIND A HOUSE INSPECTION JOB. HE WAS LIVING OUT OF A CARGO VAN AND THE YMCA. THANK GOD THE 3RD PERSON IN CHARGE OF OUR COUNTRY HEAD WHIP & CONGRESSMAN STEVE SCALISE HAD SOME SECURITY THERE ALONG WITH METRO POLICE WHILE PRACTICING FOR A CHARITY BASEBALL GAME. THIS REALLY COULD OF BEEN AN UGLY SCENE. THE SHOOTER IS A SELFLESS FUCKING FAT PIG WHO SHOT UP HIS OWN PARTY. HE SHOULD BE GUTTED AND HUNG UPSIDE DOWN BY HIS FAT BALLS. HE HATED TRUMP BUT SHOT REPUBLICANS. SO GLAD HE DIED WHEN THEY SHOT HIM FULL OF HOLES.  ON THE GOOD SIDE IT LOOKS LIKE ALL 5 VICTIMS WILL SURVIVE. SCALISE IS STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH VERY SERIOUS PELVIC WOUNDS. SCALISE SEEMS SUPER COOL , HAS 2 KIDS , AND A BEAUTIFUL WIFE. EVERYONE LOVES HIM ON BOTH SIDES SO I SURE HOPE HE RECOVERS FULLY.

        THERE ARE MANY GREAT STORIES OF HOW BOTH DEMOCRATS & REPUBLICANS CAME TOGETHER WITH THIS LOWLIFE AMBUSH ESPECIALLY CONGRESSMAN BRAD WENSTRUP WHO SERVED IN IRAQ AND WAS A DOCTOR. HE WAS FIRST TO HELP SCALISE WHEN HE WAS SHOT. WENSTRUP'S INTERVIEWS ON CNN WERE ABOVE EXCELLENT.

        WHEELS START HER VACATION WITH OUR YOUNGEST , SOME FRIENDS , AND THE PUP.  I AM GLAD THEY CAUGHT SOME GOOD WEATHER AND HAVING FUN. A SMART THING THEY DID WAS SET-UP THE Wii AND NOW THEY CAN WATCH NETFLIX TOO DURING THEIR VACATION.

        WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ". IT CONTINUES TO BE EXCELLENT.

        ANTENNAS UP ................I CAN JUST FEEL IT IN MY BODY. BANDS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT. I KNEW IT BUT I JUST WISH SOMEONE WOULD OF TOLD ME TOW OR THREE MONTHS AGO.  GAVE OUR NEW BARTENDER OFF TONIGHT.

        CHILLED AROUND THE HOUSE TODAY AND TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY. IT'S WEIRD , I FEEL LAZY DOING NOTHING EVEN THOUGH I HAVE TO WORK 8 HOURS AT NIGHT.

        MEET A BEER REP WHO IS EXCELLENT ON ADJUSTING OUR TEMPERATURES FOR THE BEER LINES. ONE PERSON COMPLAINED OVER THE WEEKEND ON ONE MILLER LITE DRAFT BEER SO I CALLED HIM IN.  WE ANALYZED AND TASTE TESTED ALL THE BEERS AND WE DETERMINED THE PATRON HAD NO TASTE BUDS. I BELIEVE THE WORD " EFFERVESCENCE " WAS USED WHILE TASTE TESTING ALL THE DRAFTS. WE DO NOT USE THAT WORD TOO MUCH AROUND HERE.

        ADDED ANOTHER FLOOD LIGHT TO THE BACK LOT AREA. WITHOUT MY NEIGHBORS HELP IT IS NOW FULLY LIT AGAIN.  I DID NOT LIKE THE WEEK WE WENT WITHOUT FULL LIGHTS BACK THERE. 100% OF THE TIME IT IS FULLY LIT LIKE AN AIRPLANE STRIP.

        HANG AT THE NAIL AND DO MY NORMAL STUFF. IT WAS A SLOW NIGHT BUT I DID NOT MIND TOO MUCH. I GOT ALOT DONE AND BY MIDNIGHT I WAS READY TO HEAD HOME.  OH , ONE PROBLEM WHEN LEAVING , A MOTORCYCLE WAS BLOCKING THE DRIVEWAY.  I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD , BEEPED MY HORN , GOT OUT OF THE CAR , AND ASKED THE GUY TO MOVE IT.  THE RIDER HAS NO SENSE OF DECENCY. WHY BLOCK A GOD DAMN DRIVEWAY ?   I CAN'T IMAGINE EVER DOING THIS EVER.

        SINCE I GOT TO THE NAIL AT 4PM AND WORKED UNTIL MIDNIGHT I HAD NO DINNER. I DO NOT LIKE EATING LATE NIGHT BUT HAD TO INDULGE........SHARP SWISS CHEESE & RITZ CRACKERS , A PIECE OF CHICKEN , 2 BEERS , AND 2 SNIFTERS OF BRANDY.  YEP , I THINK I HIT ALL THE FOOD GROUPS.

        THURSDAY        6 - 15 - 17

        " THANKS BIG DADDY " , " THANKS BIG DADDY "

        KINDA WEIRD I KEEP THINKING I HAVE TO FEED THE PUP OR WALK HER.  FOR A NANO SECOND I FORGET THE PUP IS ENJOYING SOME MOUNTAIN AIR HANGING WITH KIDS AND WHEELS. THAT'S GOT TO BE FUN. 

        WHEELS DID SOME FISHING WITH THE KIDS.

        ELDEST PUTTING IN SOME BIG HOURS AT WORK. PROUD OF THE KID.

        PHILLIES BEAT ONE OF THE BEST PITCHERS IN BASEBALL....1 - 0. GO FIGURE. ENDS LOSING STREAK. BOSTON TAKES 3 OF 4.

        WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ". THIS COULD OF BEEN MY FAVORITE.......EXCELLENT.

        DRAIN NOT DRAINING , SINK LEAKING UNDERNEATH......CALL ME. THINKING I JUST NEED TO SNAKE A DRAIN AND REMOVE A P-TRAP I HEADED TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE. THIS SHORT 30 MINUTE JOB TURNED INTO 90 MINUTES. I WAS SWEATING LIKE FAT ALBERT NEAR A PIZZA OVEN. AFTER ALL SAID AND DONE I ASKED MY MOM TO CALL A COUSIN WHO IS A PLUMBER. I AM JUST TOO FAT FOR THIS. 

        CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. SINCE WHEELS READS THIS BLOG RELIGIOUSLY I WILL WAIT TO UNVEIL MY LITTLE SURPRISE FOR HER AND OUR FAMILY.  I DID DRIVE TO ROYERSFORD WITH A ROUND TRIP OF ONE HOUR. THE GIRL I MET WAS A PIECE OF ASS AFRICAN AMERICAN. THE TRANSITION ONLY TOOK MINUTES. THE GIRL REMINDED ME OF AN ACTRESS ON QUEEN LATIFAH'S FIRST TV SITCOM CALLED " LIVING SINGLE ". IT WAS HER FRIEND / ATTORNEY ON THE SHOW NAMED ERIKA ALEXANDRA. SHE IS ACTUALLY FROM PHILLY......PIECE OF ASS. ANYWAY , THIS GIRL REMINDED ME OF OF ACTRESS ALEXANDRA RIGHT AWAY.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL LATE. MY SIDE JOB TOOK WAY TOO LONG.  NOW I AM SWEATING LIKE A PIG ON A 95 DEGREE DAY IN A CLOSED BARN. A FRIEND IS WAITING AT THE FRONT DOOR.

        GET ALL MY STUFF DONE AND SIT DOWN AROUND 9PM. MY FRIEND AND I DECIDE TO PLAY INTERNET POKER TOGETHER FOR ALITTLE BIT.  I ASK HOW MUCH PLAY MONEY HE HAS AND HE SAYS $100,000. I TRY TO TRANSFER HIM MONEY AND THE SITE WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO DO IT. SO I COME UP WITH ANOTHER IDEA. WE GO TO A SIT-N-GO TABLE AND PLAY JUST ONE ON ONE.  I TELL HIM I WILL RAISE YOU AND THAN RE-RAISE ME BACK.  HE IS RELUCTANT AND I STRESS JUST DO IT.

        SO HOW I GOT HIM MORE PLAY MONEY WAS MAKING HIM WIN THE HAND. I WOULD RAISE $4,000 , HE RE-RAISE  $28,000 , I RE-RE-RAISE $46,000 , HE RE-RE-RE-RAISE TO $110,000 AND I WOULD FOLD.  WE DID THIS SEVERAL TIMES AND THE POLITE THING HE DID EVERY TIME I LET HIM WIN A BIG HAND WAS SAY , " THANKS BIG DADDY ".  I MEAN EVERY TIME I LET HIM WIN HE SAY , " THANKS BIG DADDY ". I FOUND TI CUTE. IN THE END , HE TRIPLES HIS 100 GRAND TO 300 GRAND. HE ASKS ME , " HOW MUCH PLAY MONEY DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR ACCOUNT ? " I REPLY , " 23 MILLION MINUS 200 GRAND ". HE GIGGLES.

        NEW DEAL WITH DOORMAN/BARTENDER. HE COMES IN LATE LATE NIGHT ON THURSDAYS AND I LET HIM CLOSE. HE MAKES A FEW BUCKS AND I GO HOME EARLY.......GOOD TRADE.

        BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH JUST A BEER , BRANDY , AND SOME MIXED NUTS. I DID NOT GO CRAZY EATING LIKE THE NIGHT BEFORE. I STILL FEEL UNCOMFORTABLY FAT.  IT'S FUNNY , I LOOK DOWN AT MY BODY AND I CAN SEE MY FEET ( AND COCK IF NAKED ) AND SAY TO MYSELF , " WELL , I DON'T FEEL SUPER LOUIE ANDERSON FAT AT LEAST. " THAN I WATCHED SOME SURVEILLANCE OF ME AND TO SAY CAMERAS PUT AN EXTRA 10 POUNDS ON YOU IS A VAST UNDERSTATEMENT. AFTER WATCHING , MY OPINION CHANGED OF HOW I LOOK VERY QUICKLY.

        FRIDAY       6 - 16 - 17

        2 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE............ALWAYS FELT BAD FOR THE BIRDS WITH THIS POPULAR PROVERB.

        MORNING RITUAL ALONG WITH LOADING DISHES IN THE DISHWASHER. I DIDN'T WANT WHEELS TO COME HOME TO A FULL SINK AND COUNTERTOP OF DIRTY DISHES.

        ON THE PHONE WITH SPRINT TO MAKE SURE OUR ELDEST HAS HER PHONE SET-UP FOR INTERNATIONAL CALLING AND TEXTING.

        CALL HOME DEPOT AND MY DOOR AND TRIM CAME IN FOR MY SIDE-JOB.  THE TRIM IS NOT A MATCH......OF COURSE.

        OUR INTERNET LATELY HAS REALLY SUCKED ASS. I AM NOT SURE HOW THEY DO THIS BUT I UPGRADED FROM 75 GIGABYTES TO 940 GIGABYTES. THAT IS A HUGE JUMP. A FIOS TECH HAS TO COME TO OUR HOUSE A RUN A SPECIAL ETHERNET LINE. THE FIOS REP ASSURED ME " IT WILL BE LIKE NIGHT AND DAY WITH YOUR CURRENT SERVICE ". OH , OUR BILL GOES UP $12 A MONTH PLUS A $90 TECH CHARGE.  MAN , THEY GOT YOU BY THE BALLS WITH THIS INTERNET AND CABLE STUFF.

        WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND PUP ARRIVE HOME SAFELY AFTER A NICE STAY IN THE POCONOS. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THEM AND HEAR SOME STORIES. PLUS , THEY BROUGHT HOME SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PIZZA.

        MY LITTLE SURPRISE OFF CRAIGSLIST WAS A LARGE AREA RUG FOR OUR MAIN ROOM. FOR $20 I TOOK A RIDE TO PICK IT UP OFF A VERY CUTE GIRL. IT WAS LESS THAN A YEAR OLD AND THE GIRL WAS MOVING TO NEW YORK. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I DESCRIBED THE GIRL IN YESTERDAY'S BLOG.  IT IS A MAJOR DIFFERENCE THAN THE ORIENTAL RUG WE HAVE.......... " NIGHT AND DAY " YOU COULD SAY.

        HOW I  PREPPED:

         - REMOVED THE ORIENTAL RUG AND CUT IT INTO 2 PIECES.

        - REMOVED UNDER PADDING THAT PREVENTS SLIPPAGE. THIS DID NOT SMELL GOOD AT ALL. I WANNA SAY THE DOG HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.

        - LOADED EVERYTHING IN MY VAN.

        - SWEPT AND FILLED A DUSTPAN.

        -  REMOVED A STRIP OF STICKY GLUE USING WD40 , A FLAT RAZOR BLADE , A GREEN SCRUB PAD , AND PAPER TOWELS.

        -  I SWEPT WHOLE FLOOR WITH A SWIFTER AND TURNED ON THE FAN TO LET DRY.

        - REMOVED SOME FURNITURE AND CENTERED RUG WHERE IT WOULD COVER A STRIP GLUE LINE ON ONE SIDE AND A SCREWED DOWN PATCH AREA ON THE OTHER SIDE. IT WAS JUST LONG ENOUGH.

        - PUT BACK FURNITURE AND NOTICED THERE IS NO SMELL IN THE MAIN ROOM ANYMORE. THAT ALONE WAS WORTH THE WORK I DID HERE.

        - TRASHED EVERYTHING AT THE NAIL'S DUMPSTER.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I ONLY HUNG OUT A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE I WAS TIRED FROM THE WORK I DID EARLIER. MAN I GET TIRED MORE EASILY NOW.

        SIDE JOB - WAITING FOR MATERIAL MAKES THIS LARGE SIDE-JOB UNENDING. IT IS A FAR DRIVE BUT I DECIDED TOMORROW I WILL KILL 2 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE. WE HAVE A GRADUATION PARTY TO GO TO AND WILL BE DRIVING RIGHT BY THE SIDE JOB. THIS MEANS I WILL WORK ARRANGEMENTS OUT FOR BEING PICKED UP AND DROPPED OFF BEFORE AND AFTER THE PARTY.  I COULD DO WORK TWICE IN ONE DAY WHILE GOING TO A GRADUATION PARTY. MAKES SENSE TO ME RIGHT ?

        PUSHED P.E.C.O. BACK 2 WEEKS FOR THE METER EXCHANGE.

        2ND COURT CASE NEXT WEEK. SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS.

        BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS. I RE-WATCH THE LAST EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL " WITH HER SO SHE CAN CATCH UP TO ME.

        OFF TO BED AND PRETTY DAMN TIRED. REALLY WISH I COULD MOTIVATE MYSELF AGAIN INTO WORKING OUT AND EATING RIGHT.  I FEEL THE EXTRA TON I CARRY IS SLOWING ME DOWN AND MAKING ME TIRED.

        HAVE ANOTHER COOL DREAM AND FORGET. I BELIEVE MY HEAD IS FATTER SO I LOSE DREAMS MORE EASILY. IT'S LIKE SEARCHING A STORAGE SHED TO A WAREHOUSE NOW. I JUST WON'T FIND DREAMS AS MUCH AS I USED TOO.

        SATURDAY        6 - 17 - 17

        WANT A LONG DAY.......I'LL GIVE YOU ONE.

        UP AT 4:30AM TO LET PUP OUT , PEE FOR A SOLID 4 MINUTES , START MY PUNCH LISTS , AND COMPUTER WORK. I SWEAR I PEED SO LONG I THOUGHT I PASS OUT AND FLIP INTO THE JACUZZI TUB.

        BY 7:30AM , I HEADED TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND LET OUR BARTENDER RE-OPEN. AFTER ABOUT 2 HOURS I HAD EVERYTHING DONE.  WE HAD A VERY GOOD FRIDAY NIGHT. I CAN ALWAYS TELL BY HOW LONG IT TAKES ME TO VACUUM.

        BACK HOME I GO OVER MY LISTS AND LOAD MY VAN. I HEAD TO A HOME DEPOT IN HARLEYSVILLE. I CALLED AHEAD WHICH WAS A VERY SMART THING TO DO.  I WENT TO " SERVICES " AND MY PRE-ORDERED DOOR WAS READY FOR ME. A LITTLE LINE BUT NO MORE THAN A 5 MINUTE WAIT.

        OFF TO MY CONTINUING SIDE-JOB. I SPEND 3+ HOURS INSTALLING CHAIR RAIL , PAINTING , SPACKLING , SANDING , SPONGING , AND MOST IMPORTANTLY TESTING THE NEW DOOR TO FIT.  A HUGE RELIEF WHEN I EXCHANGED AN OLD DOOR FOR THE NEW.  THANK GOD IT FIT PERFECTLY.

        I BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND FAMILY PICKS ME UP IN THE LANSDALE AREA.  WE HEAD TO A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION WHERE A FAIR AMOUNT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHOWED UP.  THE FOOD AND LAUGHS WERE CONSTANT THE WHOLE TIME. 

        WE ROLL OUT AND I GET DROPPED OFF BACK AT MY SIDE JOB ON THE WAY HOME.  MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME LOAD MY VAN WHILE I DO SOME SPACKLING. WHEELS AND FAMILY WAIT IN THE CAR FOR ME TO FINISH. 

        WE FOLLOW EACH OTHER HOME AND BY 8:45PM WE ARE SITTING IN OUR HOUSE TIRED.  IT GOT DARK FAST AND THE RAIN WAS NOT FUN TO DRIVE IN.  MORE FAMILY STOP BY TO PICK UP THEIR CAR AT OUR HOUSE.

        WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME LIBATIONS. WE WATCH A 50 MINUTE EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED IS IT TOOK AN 1 1/2 HOURS TO WATCH. OUR INTERNET KEPT SHUTTING DOWN. I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL MONDAY WHEN OUR NEW FIOS LINES GET INSTALLED.  AGAIN , THE REP TOLD ME IT IS LIKE NIGHT AND DAY GOING FROM 75 GIGABYTES TO 940 GIGABYTES. THIS BETTER BE " JAMES BOND SAVING THE WORLD FROM A BOMB ABOUT TO GO OFF " FAST OR I WILL BE SO PISSED.

        OFF TO BED PRETTY DAMN TIRED. I HUG MY YOUNGEST GOOD NIGHT.

        DREAM ABOUT 2 FORMER GIRL FRIENDS WANTING TO SPEND TIME WITH ME. WE ARE IN COLLEGE AND I GO TO A DORM ROOM WITH A GIRL NAMED MARGO. THAN WE MOVE TO A FRIEND'S ROOM TO HANG OUT. EACH TIME WE MOVED ANOTHER FRIEND NAMED LORI WOULD SHOW UP AND ASK IF I LIKE TO GO TO A PARTY WITH HER.  IT WAS GOOD TO BE LIKED BY 2 GIRLS...........AND THAN MY DREAM ENDED.

        SUNDAY       6 - 18 - 17 ( FATHER'S DAY )

        THIS WAS A NICE DAY.  I EVEN GOT A REALLY COOL MOTORCYCLE SHIRT WITH A BULLDOG ON IT. I WAS ALITTLE CONFUSED WHEN I WAS WEARING IT AND WALKED AWAY WITH MY BACK TO EVERYONE AND HEAR GIGGLING. I TOOK THE SHIRT OFF AND LOOKED AT THE BACK AND IT SAID " #1 NUDGE ". GOTTA LIKE A SENSE OF HUMOR.

        A WONDERFUL FAMILY BBQ TODAY. I WENT TO THE NAIL AROUND 9AM TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I GOT EVERYTHING DONE AND LET THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN. ALSO , LIKE TO THANK 2 BARTENDERS FOR NAMING A MARTINI AFTER ME ON FATHER'S DAY........THE " BIG DADDY ".

        BACK HOME WHEELS IS CLEANING AND COOKING AND PREPPING FOR THE NIGHT. I DO THE SAME ON THE OUTSIDE PROPERTY.  I TRIMMED BACK TREE LIMBS FOR BASKETBALL AND ORGANIZED THE BBQ PIT AREA. I ALSO MOVED CARS ONTO THE BACK YARD AND WE WERE READY.

        A LITTLE 90 MINUTE BREAK TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL " AND SHOWER. WHEELS AND I WATCHED DAREDEVIL TOGETHER BUT DID NOT SHOWER TOGETHER. OH , THAT WOULD OF BEEN A NICE FATHER'S DAY GIFT.

        FAMILY START TO ARRIVE AND I START TO BBQ ON 4 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.  IT WAS WONDERFUL SHARING STORIES AND MAKING JOKES ALL DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT. WHEELS DID A GREAT JOB OF PREPPING ALL THE FOOD.

        EVERYONE ROLLS OUT BUT THE KIDS PLUS A NIECE HANG OUT.  WE PLAY CARDS FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

        KIDS AND COUSIN ROLL TO GIANT AND THAN GET ICE-CREAM. I GAVE THEM MONEY FOR BOTH.  WHEELS AND I HANG OUT AND WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH ONE MORE LIBATION. WE WATCH ONE MORE EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ".  IT WAS FRUSTRATING BECAUSE OUR INTERNET KEEPS GOING OUT WHILE WATCHING NETFLIX.

        TOMORROW WE GET UPGRADED TO SUPER LIGHTNING JAMES BOND FAST INTERNET. I TELL WHEELS , " TOMORROW WHEN THIS UPGRADE GOES THROUGH I WANT TO JUST TOUCH THE NETFLIX BUTTON AND IT COMES ON INSTANTLY. " WHEELS REPLIES , " I DON'T EVEN WANT TO TOUCH THE NETFLIX BUTTON AND IT SHOULD COME ON. "  WE BOTH LAUGH.

        ANOTHER DREAM FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT NIGHT OF 2 GIRLS I KNEW NAMED LORI & MARGO. BOTH WANTED TO TAKE ME TO THE MOVIES. IN THE THEATRE I WAS WITH MARGO AND THE MOVIE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. WE ARE JUST SITTING WATCHING PREVIEWS AND HAVING A NICE CHAT. THE 2ND GIRL LORI COMES IN TO WHERE WE WERE SITTING AND ASKS IF I GO WITH HER TO A MOVIE AFTER THIS MOVIE. I REALLY LIKE THIS GIRL AND SEE A POSSIBLE FUTURE WITH HER SO I SAY , " ABSOLUTELY , CAN I TALK TO YOU AFTER THIS MOVIE ? " I WANTED TO BE COOL WITH MARGO AND NOT OFFEND HER.  LORI  RESPONDS , " OKAY , MEET YA IN THE LOBBY AFTERWARDS ".  I SEE MARGO IS ALITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE BUT SHE SEEMS COOL WITH IT........AND PUTS HER HAND ON MY KNEE. WE BOTH START WATCHING THE MOVIE AS THE PREVIEWS END.............dream ends.

        MONDAY          6 -  19 - 17

        ANNNNNNND BULLSHIT AS ALWAYS..........

        CALL VERIZON FIOS TO SET-UP A STRONGER SUPER SIGNAL FOR OUR INTERNET.  I HAD A COOL TECH ARRIVE EARLIER THAN EXPECTED WHICH WAS GOOD.  A 1PM APPOINTMENT BECAME A 9:30AM APPOINTMENT.  WELP , I GOT TO HEAR THE WORDS I AM SOOOOO USED TOO , " MAN , I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 30 YEARS AND NEVER SAW THIS BEFORE ? ". JESUS CHRIST I AM GETTING SICK OF HEARING THAT LINE.

        HE RAN A ETHERNET LINE DIRECTLY TO OUR MODEM FROM THE MAIN CABLE BOX IN THE BASEMENT.  NO MORE COAXIAL CABLE LINES AND SPLITTERS OUT THE ASS......FIOS COMPUTER LINES BABY !!  WELL , THIS FOR THE MOST PART , MEANS DICK. WE WERE SUPPOSE TO GO FROM 75 GIG TO 940 GIG. AGAIN , WASTE OF $90 FEE AND AN EXTRA $12 A MONTH ON OUR BILL.

        YOU WANNNA SEE FRUSTRATION ? I'LL SHOW IT. I KNOW THIS IS PETTY STUFF IN LIFE BUT MAN BEING LIED TO BLOWS.  THE REP FROM VERIZON TOLD ME " IT BE LIKE NIGHT AND DAY " WHEN INSTALLING THIS UPGRADE.  NOT EVEN CLOSE.  THE TECH WAS VERY COOL THOUGH EXTREMELY TALKATIVE WHICH WAS OKAY I GUESS. I KNEW HIS WHOLE LIFE 5 HOURS LATER. HE WAS MARRIED 4 TIMES AND IT CABLE BILL IS $12 A MONTH.....LUCKY BASTARD.  HE SEEMS TO KNOW CABLE , SURVEILLANCE , AND COMPUTERS REALLY WELL. SO GOOD, I TOLD HIM IF HE COULD FIX MY INTERNET AT THE SEASHORE I GIVE HIM A WEEKEND FREE AT THE OCEANFRONT CONDO. SEE , IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT MONEY WITH ME.....NEVER HAS MY WHOLE LIFE. I HAVE DONE MORE FREE THINGS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAN ALL THE PEOPLE I KNOW PUT TOGETHER. NO ONE COMES CLOSE TO FREE THIGNS THAN ME. ANYWAY , .......GIVING SOMEONE YOUR WORD LIKE " NIGHT & DAY " MEANS ALOT. 

        BY NOON I WAS MAKING HIM HOTDOGS ALONG WITH POTATO SALAD AND CHICKEN SALAD WITH 16 OUNCE GREEN TEA DRINKS FOR FREE. YEP , A 20 MINUTE JOB IS NOW AT 2 1/2 HOURS.  HE DOUBLE CHECKS EVERYTHING AND ROLLS OUT. THE TECH IS PARKED IN OUR DRIVEWAY THAT I MADE SPACE FOR. I GO INSIDE AND TURN THE TV STATION TO CNN. A POP-UP SCREEN TELLS ME TO " CONNECT A LOOSE WIRE ". I CALL OUR TECH BACK IN.

        30 MINUTES LATER HE HAS EVERYTHING DONE AGAIN. I SAY GOODBYE AGAIN.  HE IS IN HIS TRUCK ON THE PHONE DRINKING COFFEE ABOUT TO PULL OUT.  THE KITCHEN TV STARTS TO PIXILATE. I CALL HIM BACK IN A 2ND FUCKING TIME.  HE COMES IN AND ADDS A FIOS BOOSTER IN WHICH HE HASN'T USED ONE ...........EVER.  YEP , 30 YEARS DOING THIS AND NEVER USED ONE BOOSTER. I AM THE FIRST. CAN YOU FUCKING BELIEVE THAT ??!!  I TOLD HIM SEVERAL TIMES THE KITCHEN TV PIXALATES WITHOUT A BOOSTER. WE DID THIS WITH COMCAST AND IT WORKED.  HE FINALLY BELIEVED ME AND ROLLED OUT FOR A 3RD F'N TIME. I TOLD HIM IF ANY TROUBLE HAPPENS AGAIN I WILL JUST TEXT YOU.

        I WILL USE HIM IN AUGUST FOR A SEASHORE HOUSE. WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM THERE WHERE WE CAN NOT ACCESS NETFLIX VIA A SMART TV. THIS HAS NOT BEEN WORKING FOR 2 YEARS. 10 PEOPLE LOOKED AT IT AND NO ONE CAN FIX IT.

        IT IS 2PM AND I GIVE MY KID AND A FRIEND A RIDE TO THE MAIN TOWN NEAR HER SCHOOL. I STOP AT THE BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT.

        BACK HOME I TRY TO REST.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO GET SOME THINGS DONE. BY 10PM AND A SHIT LOAD OF RAIN I SAID " F " THIS I AM OUTTA HERE.

        BACK HOME WITH WHEELS. I HAVE A PINEAPPLE , VODKA , AN ABSOLUTE LIME VODKA DRINK ALONG WITH SOME SALAMI , CHEESE , AND SPICY MUSTARD. I HAD 2 HOTDOGS THE WHOLE DAY.

        THE TEST OF THE NEW HIGH SPEED JAMES BOND CONNECTIVITY. HERE IS THE SCENARIO OF EVERYTHING :

        - " NETFLIX " - WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT. THEY ARE WHACKING MAIN CHARACTERS OFF THE LAST 2 SHOWS. OH , BACK TO THE NEW FIOS ETHERNET LINE. IT DID NOT STOP AND SHOW THE SPINNING PERCENTAGE ICON AT ALL.  SO THE NETFLIX WORKED GOOD......FOR NOW.

        - THE KIDS COMPLAIN ALL THE TIME ABOUT THEIR PHONES LOSING CONNECTIVITY TO THE INTERNET.  THEIR PHONES HAVE BEEN UPGRADED FROM 1G TO 5G. TIME WILL TELL IF IT WORKS BETTER. WHEELS AND I CANNOT UPGRADE TO 5G SINCE OUR PHONES DO NOT ACCEPT THAT SPEED AND BLOW.

        - COMPUTERS - THE TECH TELLS ME WE WILL NOT LOSE CONNECTIVITY ANYMORE. WE USED TO LOSE CONNECTION 30 TIMES A DAY. TIME WILL TELL ON THIS ONE TOO.

        - MY COMPUTER CAN NOT UPGRADE TO 5G. I WAS LIED TO BY THE FIOS REP.  SEE , YOU NEED A NEWER COMPUTER TO ACCEPT THE SPEED. SINCE MY COMPUTER IS 5 YEARS OLD IT WILL NOT WORK FASTER.  SO THIS BLOWS.

        - WHEELS COMPUTER DOES ACCEPT 5G SPEED WHICH IS VERY GOOD WHEN SHE WORKS AT HOME. AGAIN , WE WILL SEE.

        - I ALLOWED THE TECH TO RUN AN ETHERNET WIRE ABOVE OUR POOL TABLE ALONG A SUPPORT BEAM BECAUSE IT WAS 10X EASIER THAN THE WAY I WANTED IT RUN.....WHICH WAS THROUGH A CLOSET AND CINDER BLOCK WALL. NOW I HAVE TO PUT UP A TRIM PIECE TO COVER IT.

        SO DAMN FRUSTRATING TO BE LIED TO.  I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM FIOS TO ASK ABOUT HOW THE SERVICE WAS. I DID NOT GIVE THEM A GOOD REVIEW AND WILL CALL THEM TOMORROW.

        NOW , TOMORROW I AM WORRIED ABOUT. IT IS THE 2ND COURT CASE AGAINST US. I AM STRESSED OVER THIS AND SHOULD BE ALOT OF FUN BEING QUESTIONED BY ATTORNEYS FOR 6 HOURS LIKE THE LAST ONE.  ARBITRATIONS ARE SO MUCH FUN.

        TUESDAY           6 - 20 - 17

         WE LOSE.   MOTHERFUCKER GETS SIZABLE MONEY.

        WEDNESDAY     6 - 21 - 17

        WE LOSE.    MOTHERFUCKER POINTS A FINGER DUE TO HIS OWN ACTIONS AND FUCKING WINS A SHITLOAD OF MONEY.  WHAT A FUCKING WORLD WE LIVE IN.  ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED.

        THURSDAY    6 - 22 - 17

        THANKS FOR THE SHITLOAD OF EMAILS BUT WE GOT HIT WITH ANOTHER BOMB LAST NIGHT. JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE WRITING RIGHT NOW UNTIL THIS IS RESOLVED.  SORRY.

        FRIDAY     6 - 23 - 17

        STILL IN A FUNK. TRYING TO SHAKE IT AND SOLVE PROBLEMS.

        SATURDAY      6 - 24 - 17

        YEP , BEEN IN THIS QUANDARY FOR THE PAST WEEK. THIS IMPASSE I AM AT AND A DECISION WE HAVE TO MAKE WILL AFFECT A TON OF PEOPLE.  I KNOW LIFE MOVES ON BUT I AM NOT SURE I AM READY FOR IT. 

        I DID ENJOY MY FIRST UNION SOCCER GAME WHICH I TRIED TO ENJOY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.  WE ALSO ATTENDED A VERY NICE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION PARTY.  THESE KIDS ARE GROWING UP SO FAST.

        STILL TRYING TO WORK OUT STUFF BUT WHEN RELYING ON OTHER PEOPLE IT TAKES FOREVER TO GET RESPONSES.  AN ATTORNEY I WORKED WITH FOR OVER 5 YEARS WILL NOT EVEN RETURN A PHONE CALL NOW BECAUSE THE CASE IS OVER.  HOW'S THAT FOR BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.  I PRIDE MYSELF ABOUT PUTTING PEOPLE AND THEIR PROBLEMS FIRST AND NEVER MONEY. BEEN THIS WAY MY WHOLE LIFE. MY MOTTO IS , " I WILL DO 10 THINGS FOR YOU BEFORE YOU DO ONE FOR ME ".  MAYBE IT'S TIME TO PUT ME FIRST.

        SOME FUN THINGS HAVE HAPPENED THIS WEEK BUT I AM JUST NOT INTO WRITING ABOUT THEM. ALSO THE NORMAL NO SLEEP , WORKING , SIDE JOBS , SOME REALLY COOL FUN  BANDS , AND FIXING THINGS TOO.  I AM HOPEFUL NEXT WEEK WE WILL GET SOME RESULTS SO WE CAN MOVE ON.

        SUNDAY       6 - 25 - 17

          A YOUNG FEMALE LEAD SINGER CRIED AFTER HER SET TONIGHT. SHE WAS UPSET THAT SHE FORGOT LYRICS TO SOME SONGS. MOM CONSOLED HER FOR 15 MINUTES OR SO. THEY WERE OUTSIDE AND I WAS MANNING THE DOOR. I SAW HOW UPSET THE GIRL WAS.  AS THEY WERE WALKING IN I STOPPED THE LEAD SINGER AND ASKED MOM IF I COULD HAVE A PRIVATE WORD WITH HER DAUGHTER. I TOOK THE GIRL ASIDE AS SHE WAS CLEARLY UPSET AND STILL WIPING HER TEARS. I GAVE MY OPINION OF HER PERFORMANCE AND 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE I HAVE WORKING WITH BANDS. THE KID ALMOST BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES BECAUSE SHE WAS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT HER MUSIC AND SINGING. SHE FELT SO BAD TO LET HER FRIENDS DOWN AND HERSELF. I EXPLAINED TO HER ABOUT VOCALS , MOTIVATION , CONFIDENCE , ATTITUDE , THANKING FRIENDS & FAMILY FOR COMING , NETWORKING WITH OTHER FEMALE LEAD SINGERS ( WHICH SHE LATER DID WITH 2 OTHER FEMALE LEAD SINGERS FROM OTHER BANDS ) AND HAVING FUN.  I TOLD HER SHE HAS A POWERFUL VOICE AND COULD HIT THE HIGH AND LOW NOTES AND NOT TO WORRY ABOUT FORGETTING LYRICS TO SONGS.  IT IS A PROCESS AND SHE WILL DO FINE. I ALSO SAID TO HER I HAVE SEEN 100'S & 100'S OF BANDS AND SHE IMPRESSED ME THE MOST WITH HER ENTHUSIASM.  I LET HER GO BACK INSIDE AND THE KID STARTED DANCING TO MUSIC , LAUGHING , AND HAVING FUN WITH HER FRIENDS. A LITTLE LATER MOM CAME OUTSIDE AND I SAW TEARS IN HER EYES NOW. SHE HUGS ME AND SAYS , " I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU SAID TO MY DAUGHTER ".

        MONDAY       6 - 26 - 17

        SHAVED MY HEAD , WHEELS FINDS SOLUTIONS SINCE LOWLIFE SUED US , CONTINUED TRAINING 2 NEW BARTENDERS , HIRED A 3RD BARTENDER , FIXED A PAIR OF SUN GLASSES , GOT A $500 BILL TO INSPECT OUR VAN AND I'M OKAY WITH IT , WATCHED ANOTHER DAREDEVIL , AND TOTALLY ENJOYED RIDING MY MOTORCYCLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND STOPPING AT RITA'S WATER ICE WITH THE KID. I THANKED THE KID 10 TIMES FOR HANGING WITH ME. OH , AND HAD MY BACK SHAVED.....AGAIN.

        TUESDAY     6 - 27 - 17

        AND 2 MORE VERY POPULAR LONG RUNNING BARS IN BRYN MAWR ARE TO CLOSE.  ERIN PUB AND NEXT TO IT MALONEY'S PUB.

        HERE'S THE ARTICLE - http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/erin-pub-maloneys-villanova-bars-closing-bryn-mawr-20170627.html

        HEY , GOT OUR KEY BACK FROM AN EX-BARTENDER.......2 MONTHS LATER.

        HIRED 3 NEW BARTENDERS.

        WHEELS FINDS A ROCK SOLID SOLUTION......ANNNNNND NO RESPONSE.

         I AM THE ONLY PERSON WHO RESPONDS IN SECONDS TO EMAILS , TEXTS , AND PHONE CALLS. IT IS A STUPID PET PEEVE AND MEANS NOTHING IN LIFE.

        I BROKE DOWN AN ARCADE MACHINE FROM OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE MONTHS AGO.  A FRIEND AT MERCURY AMUSEMENT TOLD ME TO SAVE SOME PARTS AND HE WOULD SELL THEM ON E-BAY. I TOLD HIM TO KEEP THE MONEY SINCE HE HAS DONE SEVERAL THINGS FOR ME IN THE PAST. TODAY , HIS WORKER STOPPED IN THE NAIL AND GAVE ME $60. HE SAID , WE SOLD THE PARTS YOU GAVE US.

        I HAVE A $105 IN MY WALLET. A FRIEND ASKS ME TO LOAN HIM $100.  I NOW HAVE $5. I DO THIS ALL THE TIME BUT MAYBE THIS LOAN WAS FOR ME.  I REALLY NEED GOOD KARMA RIGHT NOW.

        WALK AROUND PROPERTY WITH MY YOUNGEST TO LOOK AT FLOWERS AND A BIRD'S NEST. SOME REALLY COOL STUFF IS GROWING IN OUR GARDENS.  ALSO , THE BEST YEAR FOR VEGETABLES THAT I CAN SEE. ANYWAY , I KEEP TELLING MY KID I NEED TO SPEND TIME WITH HER. SHE REALLY LOWERS THE STRESS.  WE THAN SNUGGLED WITH THE PUP ON HER BED.....WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE. I LOVE HOLDING HER. I WILL SORLEY MISS THESE MOMENTS.

        OH , AND I GOT A SMALL SPLINTER IN MY FOOT AND IT SWELLED UP THE NEXT DAY.

        WATCHED ANOTHER EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ".  THEY BROUGHT IN CHARACTERS " THE PUNISHER " WHO IS DOWN RIGHT AWESOME AND NOW " ELECTRA ". I DO NOT KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THESE CHARACTERS BUT THE EPISODE WAS VERY GOOD.

        FOUND 2 RENTERS FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE TODAY.  I SAVED ONE RENTER $1,000.  I COULD OF CHARGED THEM $1,800 VIA A TRAVEL WEBSITE WE USE BUT DECIDED TO BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THEM AND CHARGE $800. SEE , IT IS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY , BUT DOING THE RIGHT THING.    MAYBE THIS WILL BRING SOME GOOD KARMA TO ME.

        WEDNESDAY       6 - 28 - 17

        AMAZING HOW PEOPLE ARE.  HOW THIS WORLD SEEMS TO FEED ON " ME " INSTEAD OF WORKING TOGETHER. IT SICKENS MY VIEW ON EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD. I HAD THE WORD " I ". IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE " WE " OR " US ". ANOTHER DAY AND NO RESPONSE. IT IS WHY THE WORLD JUST BLOWS AND REPULSES ME SOMETIMES.

        START DAY FIXING SOME THINGS. TOTALLY MACGYVERED A PAIR OF SUN GLASSES THAT CLIP TO PRESCRIPTION GLASSES.  4 CLIPS AND ONE WAS BROKEN SO WITH A BREAD BAG TIE , SCOTCH TAPE , AND A SHARPIE I HAD MY FAVORITE CLIP-ON SHADES WORKING AGAIN.  THE REASON IS WHENEVER I WEAR SUNGLASSES I HAVE TO REMOVE MY PRESCRIPTION GLASSES.  IT IS A HASSLE. THESE CLIP-ON SHADES BYPASS THAT ONE STEP.

        FIXED A RAKE. I ASKED MY YOUNGEST TO TEST IT BY RAKING GRASS CLIPPINGS IN THE BACK YARD.  SHE DENIED MY REQUEST. CAN'T BLAME THE KID.

        FIXED A BROKEN FAN MY BROTHER GAVE TO ME. THE SWITCH DID NOT WORK SO WITH SOME WD40 AND A SCRAPING TOOL. I GOT IT TO WORK.

        YOUNGEST HAS FRIENDS OVER FOR A SLEEP OVER / FIRE PIT / BURN SCHOOL PAPERS NIGHT.

        ORGANIZED MY VAN OF A 100 TOOLS. I HAVE 2 VERY SMALL SIDE-JOBS TOMORROW AND FRIDAY.

        GOT GAS FOR MY JEEP AND 4 GAS CANS. A FRIEND RUNNING FOR SHERIFF ASKS ME TO SIGN A SHEET FOR HIM. HE NEEDS A 1000 SIGNATURES IN HAVERFORD DISTRICT TO RUN FOR THE POSITION. I WRITE MY NAME AND USE MY HOME ADDRESS IN RADNOR. I SAY ," OH CRAP , I MEANT TO USE MY ADDRESS AT THE NAIL FOR HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP DISTRICT. " I CROSS IT OUT AND OVERWRITE MY NAIL ADDRESS. HE HAS A LOOK OF TOTAL DISGUST AND DISAPPOINTMENT. HE TELLS ME THE TOWNSHIP WILL NOT ACCEPT CROSSED OUT SIGNATURES. MAN , I CAN'T EVEN DO THAT RIGHT.

        PLANTED 4 FLOWERS GIVEN TO US BY A FAMILY MEMBER. I THINK 3 SURVIVED. DID SOME LIGHT WEEDING.

        PICTURE PERFECT DAY. MY YOUNGEST WAS HANGING OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP AND DRAWING. I HUNG OUT ALITTLE BIT WITH THEM.

        IT'S FUNNY , I AM UP AT 5 AM EVERY DAY AND I FEEL ANXIOUS TO DO THINGS DURING THE DAY EVEN THOUGH I KNOW I HAVE A 7 HOUR NIGHT AHEAD OF ME AT THE NAIL WITH BANDS. I STUPIDLY FEEL LAZY FOR NOT DOING STUFF DURING THE DAY. SO , I DO STUFF AND NOW MY 7 HOURS AT THE NAIL WILL BE TIRING.

        I WATCHED THE PHILLIES WIN IN THE 9TH INNING 4 TIMES.  REAL TIME WAS MID-AFTERNOON , THAN I REPLAYED IT TWICE AT THE NAIL BECAUSE NO SPORTS WERE ON. THAN AT HOME I WATCHED A COUPLE OF PITCHES RIGHT BEFORE BED AT 1:30AM.

        RODE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL BUT TOOK THE BACK WAY.  SIDE STREETS LINED WITH TREES AND MANICURED PROPERTIES. I AM NOT A FAST RIDER AND ENJOY JUST HEARING THE ENGINE LOWLY GROWL AS I CRUISE SLOWLY AND ENJOY THE SCENERY.

        SPEAKING OF THE MOTORCYCLE. I FEEL IT SHOULD BE LOOKED OVER BY A MECHANIC. THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT NEED ATTENTION AND THE BIKE WAS SITTING FOR 10 MONTHS OR MORE BEFORE I PURCHASED IT.

        MET ALL 4 BANDS TONIGHT FOR A FUN SHOW. THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD. OUR NEW BARTENDER IS ADORABLE AND SHE DID A WONDERFUL JOB TONIGHT.  TALKING , MOVING , CLEANING , AND ASKING QUESTIONS.  I GOT TO HANG WITH THE BANDS AFTER THE SHOW AND BOUGHT SOME ROUNDS OF DRINKS. THE ONE TOURING BAND WAS FROM CALIFORNIA AND I TALKED TO THE SINGER/GUITARIST FOR QUITE A WHILE.  HE WAS EXTREMELY INSIGHTFUL ON LIFE AND MUSIC. IT IS REALLY COOL TO HEAR STORIES AND THEIR ADVENTURES.

        A WONDERFUL BIKE RIDE HOME IN THE COOL NIGHT. I CHILLED WITH SOME LIBATIONS ALONG WITH MOZZARELLA AND SAUSEEGE.  BY 1:30AM IT WAS BED TIME.

        THURSDAY            6 - 29 - 17

        STARTED MORNING UP EARLY AS ALWAYS THAN OFF TO A SIDE-JOB. I WAS DONE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR BUT THE CUSTOMER WAS VERY HAPPY WHEN I MACGUYVERED A SLIDING CLOSET DOOR FOR HER WHEN A ROLLER WAS BROKEN.

        MAN , YOU CAN'T WATCH JUST ONE VIDEO OF MILITARY PEOPLE COMING HOME SURPRISING THEIR KIDS......TEARS A FLOWIN'.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO HOST AN OPEN MIC.  I ACTUALLY HAD A GOOD TIME. SOME PRETTY GOOD MUSICIANS TOO.

        DOING PROJECTS DURING THE DAY , SIDE-JOBS , WORKING AT NIGHT , AND THAN NO SLEEPING COUPLED WITH STRESS......YEP , ALL GOOD. OH , STILL HAVEN'T HEARD ANY NEWS YET SINCE OUR EMAIL ON TUESDAY.

        TAKE YOUNGEST FOR A SCHOOL PHYSICAL AT OUR NEW LOCAL CHOP HOSPITAL. I ACTUALLY GOT EMOTIONAL BUT NOT FOR THE DOCTOR TALKING TO MY YOUNGEST. I WAS KICKED OUT OF THE ROOM RIGHTFULLY SO BUT I DECIDED TO TAKE A WALK TO AN OLD PROPERTY BEHIND THE HOSPITAL.  IT WAS MY FATHER-IN-LAW'S HOUSE.  I WALKED AROUND THE BACK AND FRONT AND TALKED TO A NEIGHBOR. I EVEN HELPED A NEIGHBOR FIND HER DOG. THE PLACE WAS THE SAME FOR THE MOST PART WITH AN ADDED FENCE AND ALOT OF BICYCLES. I GOT MY DAUGHTER AND SHE LOOKED WITH ME AND SAID , " THAT WAS A REALLY COOL HOUSE. I LIKE TO SEE IT AGAIN ".  I RESPONDED , " ME TOO KID. ME TOO. "

        FRIDAY      6 - 30 - 17

        WRONG NUMBER..............TRIED CALLING OUR SODA REPS BECAUSE THEY SUPPLY OUR CO2 FOR BEER AND SODAS.  LAST WEEK I CALLED 30 TIMES TO BUSY SIGNALS WHEN ALL OUR TANKS WERE EMPTY. I REALIZED TODAY MY CELL PHONE WAS ONE DIGIT OFF.

        IN EARLY MORNING , I MET OUR SODA TECH AT THE NAIL. WE HAD 2 LEAKS AND BLEW THROUGH A BRAND NEW & EXPENSIVE CO2 TANK IN LESS THAN ONE WEEK. REMEMBER LAST FRIDAY I MET THE TECH AT A MCDONALDS PARKING LOT ?  ANYWAY , WE THINK WE FOUND AND FIXED THE LEAKS. I DATED THE CO2 CANISTER , WHICH SHOULD LAST 6-8 WEEKS AND I WILL KEEP AN EYE ON IT. I ACTUALLY DATED THE TANK SO I WONT FORGET.

        ALSO HAD LARGE BEER DELIVERY TOO.  I WAS BEHIND SCHEDULE AND OUR SODA TECH WAS STILL WORKING IN THE HALLWAY. I HAD THE BEER GUYS JUST STACK THE CASES BY THE POOL TABLES.  I STOCKED ALOT OF BEER AND LEFT THE EMPTY BOXES ON THE BAR. I WILL CLEAN UP WHEN I RETURN.

        STOP AT BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT ON THE WAY HOME. I WAS ON MY MOTORCYCLE THE WHOLE TIME.

        AT HOME I GET SOME THINGS DONE.

        HEAD TO A SIDE-JOB TO MESS WITH A WATER LINE , ICE MAKER , EMERGENCY LIGHTING , AND HALLWAY LIGHTS.  I ROLL OUT IN ABOUT 2 HOURS.

        BACK HOME FOR 15 MINUTES AND OUR YOUNGEST NEEDS A RIDE TO A FRIENDS HOUSE.  WE TAKE THE MOTORCYCLE ON SOME NICE BACK ROADS FOR A REALLY RELAXING RIDE.

        BACK HOME AGAIN AND I MAKE COPIES FOR NAIL BAND SHEETS AND VISA SLIPS.

        WHEELS TAKES UBUR WITH A BEST FRIEND. THIS MEANS LATE LATE NIGHT FUN.

        I ROLL TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  I MOVE ALL BEER CASES TO THE HALLWAY AND THAN BREAK DOWN ALL EMPTY BOXES. I HAD LITTLE PREPPING SINCE I WAS THERE EARLIER WHICH WAS NICE.

        KEEP BANDS MOVING WITH STRICT LOADING PROCEDURES.  SOME FRIENDS CAME IN SO I HUNG OUT ALITTLE. A BARTENDER I JUST RELEASED WALKED UP TO ME TO TALK. SHE WANTED TO WORK HERE AGAIN AND APOLOGIZED. THERE SEEMED TO BE SOME MIXED SIGNALS IN EMAILS.

        I TAKE A WONDERFUL RIDE HOME ON THE BIKE.  I CHILL WITH THE PUP , HAVE SOME PIZZA , AND WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. BY 11PM I AM IN BED. BUT TONIGHT WILL NOT BE A SLEEPING NIGHT BECAUSE OUR ELDEST IS TAKING THE RIDE EYE WITH 2 STOPOVERS FROM CANADA. I TOLD HER TO TEXT ME AT EACH FLIGHT AND LANDING. FIRST TEXT WAS 1:30AM. I WILL NOT SLEEP THE REST OF THE NIGHT.

        ELDEST RED EYE FLIGHT STARTED AT MIDNIGHT FROM CALGARY AND STOPPING IN TORONTO.  THE TORONTO FLIGHT GOT PUSHED BACK TO ALMOST 12 NOON SATURDAY. THE LAYOVER IS 10 HOURS.....POOR KID. I STARTED TEXTING WITH HER AT 6AM CANADA TIME. I WAS SUPPOSE TO PICK HER UP IN PHILLY AT 10:45AM. THIS IS NOW PUSHED BACK TO 1:30PM.

        OH , WHEELS COMES IN AT 3AM.  SHE SEES I AM UP AND ASKS WHY. I TELL HER BECAUSE OUR ELDEST IS TEXTING ME AND I AM NERVOUS. WHEELS GOES TO THE BATHROOM AND COMES BACK TO THE MAIN ROOM WHERE I AM AND ASKS , " WHY ARE YOU UP ? " I REPLY , " DID YOU JUST FORGET WHAT I ANSWERED FROM THE BATHROOM TO HERE ? " SHE SAYS NOTHING AND SITS ON THE COUCH AND LOOKS AT HER PHONE AND SAYS , " OUR ELDEST IS TEXTING ME. " LITTLE DID WHEELS KNOW THIS WAS A GROUP TEXT OF ME , WHEELS , AND OUR KID HOURS AGO. "  SHE STARES AT HER PHONE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES THAN GETS UP AND WALKS TO HER BEDROOM AND CLOSES THE DOOR. SHE NEVER SAID GOODNIGHT.

        SATURDAY        7 - 1 - 17

        YOUNGEST HELPED ME GO THROUGH LIGHT BULBS TODAY.......LOTTA FUN. THAN WE TESTED A LARGE TV TO GIVE TO A BARTENDER. I COULD NOT GET IT TO THE RIGHT INPUT. I RAN OUT OF TIME SO I WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.  OH , OUR BARTENDER ASKED TO PAY MONEY BUT I TOLD HIM IT WAS FREE.  AGAIN , NOT ABOUT THE MONEY.......FREE.

        YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO THE AIRPORT TO PICK UP OUR ELDEST. THE KID TOOK A RED-EYE FROM CANADA AND SPENT OVER 15 HOURS WITH AIRPORTS AND FLYING.

        WE STOP AT A CHIPOTLE BECAUSE THE KID WAS JONESING FOR IT. SHE SAID ALL HER CANADIAN FRIENDS FEAST ON JUNK FOOD.

        THAN WE STOP AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF FOR OUR YOUNGEST WAS JONESING FOR GRAVY FRIES.   WE SIT AND I HAVE A ROAST PORK SANDWICH WITH BROCCOLI RABE AND HORSE RADISH.  I BROUGHT ONE HOME FOR WHEELS TOO.

        BACK HOME WE CHILL AND HEAR FEW DETAILED STORIES ABOUT CANADA. IT WAS LIKE THE KID WENT TO VEGAS.....NO PICTURES OR STORIES........NOTHING. OH , SHE DID HOOK UP WITH AN OLD BOYFRIEND.

        WHEELS GETS TREATED TO A SUPER SUITE AT WELLS FARGO.  A LITTLE TOM PETTY CONCERT......MUST BE NICE.

        I ROLL TO THE NAIL IN THE THUNDERING RAIN STORM. I GET A LOT OF CLEANING AND PREPPING DONE AND DO THE MARQUEE SIGN WHEN IT STOPPED RAINING. IT ACTUALLY TURNED OUT TO BE A NICE NIGHT.

        SOME REALLY GOOD MUSIC BY YOUNG MUSICIANS TONIGHT. I ENJOYED WORKING THE WHOLE NIGHT.

        BACK HOME I WATCH THE HORN VS PACQUIAO FIGHT.  PACMAN GOT TOTALLY ROBBED IN THIS UNANIMOUS DECISION. THE BEST WAS AN OLD EX-BOXER ANNOUNCER/ANALYST RIPPED THE WHOLE BOXING ORGANIZATION FOR THIS TRAVESTY OF A DECISION.  HE RANTED FOR A LONG TIME AND IT WAS HILARIOUS. AFTER THE FIGHT ESPN'S STEPHEN A. SMITH ALSO WENT ON A TIRADE ABOUT THE DECISION. IT WAS PRETTY DAMN ENTERTAINING.

        SUNDAY          7 - 2 - 17

        TRYING TO CHILL AND GET THINGS OFF MY MIND.  IT'S TOUGH BUT MY BRAIN KEEPS COMING UP WITH IDEAS TO MAKE THIS WORK.

        OFF TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST. WE PREP THE NAIL AND GET IT READY FOR TONIGHT. ALOT OF REALLY COOL PICTURES OF JULY 4TH SPECIALTY DRINKS ON FACEBOOK.

        WHEELS HELPS ME LOAD A LARGE HEAVY TV THAT I TESTED IN OUR BASEMENT. IT WORKS NICE AND THE PICTURE IS CLEAR. WE ARE GIVING IT FOR FREE TO A BARTENDER.  YEP , AGAIN ( WHAT'S THIS THE 50TH TIME I WROTE THIS IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS ) NOT ABOUT THE MONEY.........FREE AND I WRAPPED IT IN OUR HAND TRUCK , LOADED IT OUR JEEP , AND DELIVERED IT TO THE NAIL.

        WE ALSO DUMPED A BOX OF 4' FLORESCENT LIGHT BLUBS.

        BACK HOME WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST HEAD TO THE SWIM CLUB. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.  WE PLAYED WATER BASKETBALL WHICH IS HILARIOUS WITH WHEELS. SHE THROWS LIKE A NFL QUARTERBACK BUT YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS GOING. THE WATER AND SIGHTS WAS SO NICE. ESCAPING REALITY FOR 2 HOURS WAS REALLY NEEDED.

        BACK HOME WHEELS AND I DO SOME MAJOR COOKING. SHE COOKS PORK LOIN , CHICKEN , BROCCOLI , CORN , AND MORE.  I MAKE A REALLY GOOD CHICKEN NUT SALAD.

        WE HAVE DINNER ON THE PATIO.  WE HAVE 70'S MUSIC PLAYING AND WE SET-UP A FAN FOR A NICE BREEZE. IT WAS PERFECT.

        ELDEST AND 2 FRIENDS STOP OVER.  OUR KID ASKED FOR MONEY AND I GIVE IT TO HER EVEN THOUGH WHEELS GAVE HER MONEY THIS MORNING.  A FRIEND JOKES AND SAYS, " HOW ABOUT ME MR. B ? "  I LIKE THE KID AND GAVE HER MONEY TO GO OUT TO DINNER WITH HER FRIENDS. AGAIN , NOT ABOUT THE MONEY ( WHAT'S THAT 51 TIMES ? )

        WE PLAY CARDS UNTIL DARK. AGAIN.....WONDERFUL WITH MUSIC PLAYING AND MY WORK FAN BLOWING COOL AIR.

        WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " DAREDEVIL ". I THOUGHT BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

        OFF TO BED ONLY TO BE WOKEN UP AT 4AM WITH OUR DOG BARKING LIKE THE BEJESUS. IT WAS MY ELDEST COMING IN.  YEP , BEEN UP SINCE 4AM......NICE.

        PUT IN PERSPECTIVE - I AM AT THE SWIM CLUB IN THE POOL. I OVERHEAR A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL TELLING A FRIEND HOW HER DAD DIED 2 YEARS AGO. SHE EXPLAINED TO HER FRIEND HE DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT COMING HOME FROM THE MOUNTAINS. SHE ALSO SAID HE WAS AN ARCHITECT AND HE NEVER PRINTED OUT DESIGNS. THEY WERE ALL IN HIS HEAD WHICH WOULD BE FRUSTRATING TO THE OTHER WORKERS BECAUSE THEY WERE SO GOOD BUT THEY DID NOT KNOW HOW TO COMPLETE THEM.  KINDA MAKES MY PROBLEMS LOOK PRETTY DAMN TRIVIAL.

        MONDAY      7 - 3 - 17

        GOOD DAY TO FORGET PROBLEMS FOR ALITTLE BIT.

        PICK UP A FAMILY MEMBER AT A MECHANIC'S SHOP.

        2 HOURS LATER , BOTH WHEELS AND I PICK UP A FAMILY MEMBER NEAR THE MECHANIC'S SHOP.

        STOP AT FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO HAVE 2 SLICES OF PIZZA AND SEE SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

        DRIVE TO MOTHER-IN-LAW'S HOUSE TO PICK HER UP AND ALL OF US HEAD TO THE PHILLIES GAME.  20+ FAMILY MEMBERS AND PITTSBURGH FANS JOIN US. WE DINE , DRINK , LAUGH , AND HAVE FUN.  THE PHILLIES EVEN WON THE GAME. I POSTED A NICE PICTURE OF ME AND THE KIDS IN THE SUITE.

        I GET HOOKED UP WITH A FIRE STICK.  I WILL TEST IT IN THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.  WE WILL ALSO GET HOOKED UP WITH A CHARGING STATION FOR CELL PHONES. I WILL BRING IT TO THE NAIL.

        WONDERFUL FOOD AND BEING TREATED LIKE ROYALTY IS ALWAYS NICE. REALITY WILL SET IN SOON BUT I WAS ENJOYING THIS NIGHT MAKING JOKES AND HANGING OUT WITH THE KIDS.

        GOT TO MEET AND TAKE PICTURES WITH GARY " THE SARGE " MATTHEWS ".  HE IS VERY COOL. I EVEN MESSED WITH HIM A LITTLE BIT AND SAID , " HEY WHEELS , CAN YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF ME AND GARRY MADDOX ? "  I IMMEDIATELY JOKED WITH HIM AND HE LAUGHED.   ( MADDOX WAS HIS FELLOW OUTFIELDER AND SINCE THEY BOTH HAVE THE SAME FIRST NAME I PRETENDED TO MIX THEM UP )

        OH , SARGE WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER TO BE LET GO IN THE RADIO BOOTH.

        ONE OF MY COUSINS GOT TO WEAR HIS WORLD SERIES RING.  WHEN WE WERE WALKING AWAY TO GO TO DINNER " SARGE " SAYS  , " CAN I HAVE MY RING BACK ? "  ALL OF US LAUGHED.

        ROLL HOME TO DROP OFF MOM AND STOP AT OUR HOUSE.  ELDEST GOES TO A GATHERING OF FRIENDS AND THAN A LATE NIGHT SLEEPOVER AT OUR HOUSE AND YOUNGEST GOES TO WAWA VIA US. THIS KID IS DOING A SLEEP-OVER TOO AT A FRIENDS HOUSE.

        AFTER DROPPING OFF OUR YOUNGEST WHEELS AND I HEAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO JOIN ABOUT 12 PEOPLE AT MIDNIGHT. YEP , VERY LATE FOR WHEELS AND I.  WE BROUGHT SOME BRANDY AND THE LAUGHS STARTED FLOWING.   WE TOLD OLD STORIES AND I HAD PEOPLE LAUGHING WHICH MADE ME FEEL GOOD.  TELLING OLD HUNTING STORIES AND WHEELS DAD STORIES WERE THE BEST. MY ONE UNCLE IS LIKE THE PATRIARCH OF THE FAMILY AND WITH THIS GROUP TONIGHT. HE TOOK LEAD ON MANY STORIES.  IT WAS SO MUCH FUN.

        SAY GOODBYES AND ROLL HOME.  WE GREET OUR PUP WHO HAD TO ENDURE 3 PAINFUL GREETINGS. IT SEEMS ALL DAY AND NIGHT WE WERE HOME FOR ONLY 3-5 MINUTES AND THAN OUT THE DOOR. THE DOG WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. THIS TIME WE HUNG OUT WITH HER EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SUPER LATE.

        END NIGHT WITH SOME APPLE.............VERY GOOD STRESS RELIEVER..........VERY GOOD.

        NJ GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTY AND " BEACH GATE "......TOO FUNNY.  ONE FRIEND POSTED ON FACEBOOK OF CHRISTY SUPER IMPOSED TO THE FAMOUS " JAWS " MOVIE SIGN AND IT SAID " AMITYVILLE BEACHES WILL BE CLOSED TODAY. "........VERY CLEVER.

        OFF TO BED AT 3AM.

        CELL PHONE GOES OFF FOR A TEXT. MY YOUNGEST ASKING TO BE PICKED UP AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE FROM A SLEEPOVER.  IT IS 6AM.  LUCKILY , THE KID KNEW I WAS UP ALREADY. I GOT HER BY 6:10AM.

        TUESDAY        7 - 4 - 17 ( JULY 4TH - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA )

        LONG DAY BUT FUN.

        AND ANOTHER BIG TIME BAR CLOSES.  THERE WAS JOKING LAST WEEK ABOUT NEW MANAGEMENT AND NEW OWNERSHIP BUT APPARENTLY THAT WAS ALL BULLSHIT. THE OWNERS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY AND I GOT FACEBOOK MESSAGED FROM A FRIEND THAT THE WHISKEY TANGO HAS CLOSED.

        AFTER A LONG LONG LATE NIGHT AND GETTING UP AT 6AM I WAS IN LOW GEAR ALL DAY......SO WAS THE FAMILY.

        SO I GOT MY YOUNGEST FROM A SLEEPOVER AND WAS HOME BY 6:30AM.  I DID SOME COMPUTER STUFF AND TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY.

        TOMORROW I WILL ATTEMPT TO DOWNLOAD THIS " FIRE STICK ". A COOL THING IS ANYWHERE YOU GO , IF THE HOME HAS INTERNET , YOU CAN USE THIS DEVICE THAT HAS OVER 5,000 CHANNELS , APS , GAMES , NETFLIX , SLING TV , PAY PER VIEWS , SPORTS PACKAGING , AND MORE. GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE........BRING " THE STICK ". GOING TO CONDO.......BRING " THE STICK ". NOW MY FRIEND SWEARS BY IT. I WILL ATTEMPT TO DOWNLOAD AND SEE IF IT WORKS. IT IS LEGAL AND ANYTHING TO " STICK " IT TO COMCAST I WILL DEFINITELY TRY.

        WE HEAD TO OUR LOCAL JULY 4TH PARADE.  IT IS PRETTY DAMN BIG.  WE WALK AROUND THE BLOCK TO " TUNNELL PARK " SINCE " CLEM MACRONE PARK " IS GETTING A 9 MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER.  IT WAS NICE TO SEE OUR KIDS , FRIENDS , AND NEIGHBORS ALL OVER.  FREE HOTDOGS , PRETZELS , SODA , AND WATER WERE ON HAND ALONG WITH PLENTY OF GAMES AND RUBBER PLAY HOUSES FOR THE KIDS. IT IS REALLY A NICE EVENT.  THE PARADE WAS NICE TOO WITH FIRE TRUCKS , ARMY VEHICLES , POLICE CARS , MARCHING BANDS , AND MORE.

        THAN WE VISIT OUR MECHANIC ACROSS THE STREET WHO THROWS A HUGE PARTY......FOOD , BOOZE , JAGER MACHINE , WINNEBAGO ,TENTS , BBQ'S , AND MORE. WE CHILLED THERE AND HAD SOME BEERS AND TALK TO FRIENDS.  FUNNY.........A FEMALE FRIEND WE KNOW TRIED RIDING A MINI-BIKE....AND CRASHED IT ON A NEIGHBORING WALL.  THE VIDEO WAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK.  PRETTY ENTERTAINING AND NO ONE WAS HURT.

        I ROLL HOME TIRED BUT WHEELS GOES TO A FRIENDS HOUSE FOR AN ANNUAL RE-UNION OF SOFTBALL PLAYERS AND FRIENDS.....MORE BEER.

        BACK HOME WE SHOWER AND HEAD TO A FAMILY BBQ.  WE WERE PRETTY DAMN TIRED BUT WANTED TO STOP BY.  MY DAD WAS IN A BAD MOOD BECAUSE THE SKY WAS BLUE.  THIS DID NOT WANT ME TO STAY ANY LONGER THAN NECESSARY.

        BACK HOME AND IT CAUGHT UP TO WHEELS AND I.  I WAS TWISTABLE BUT DECIDED TO NOT GO SEE OUR LOCAL FIREWORKS JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY. I DID HEAR THE FREE BUSINESS PARKING LOTS WERE NOW CHARGING $20 A VEHICLE.  OUR KIDS AND ALL THEIR FRIENDS WENT AND SAID THE FIRE WORK SHOW WAS GOOD.

        WE DID WATCH THE FIREWORKS ON TV FROM JONATHAN HILLSTRAND'S " DEADLIEST CATCH " TV SERIES ". IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL.

        WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " DAREDEVIL ". DEFINITELY SOME " BANJEE " SCENES.  BOTH EPISODES WERE GOOD.

         KIDS COMES HOME AND I WAS IN BED BY 11PMISH.  THE LAST 48 HOURS WERE HARDCORE PARTYING BUT IT WAS FUN.

        WEDNESDAY            7 - 5 - 17

        CLOSED FOR 2 DAYS. IT WAS NICE TO CHILL , BOOZE , HANG WITH FAMILY , AND WATCH SOME TV. I ALSO REFLECTED ON OUR HONORED MILITARY WHO GAVE US THESE FREEDOMS. I WATCHED SOME SERIOUS DOCUMENTARIES OF WWII.......GOOD GOD MY LIFE IS SO DAMN TRIVIAL.  THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT SERVED US TODAY AND YESTERDAY DESERVE ANYTHING THEY ASK FOR. IF I DO IT ALL OVER I JOIN THE MILITARY. THEY ARE THAT DAMN HONORABLE.

        NEW JULY CALENDARS WERE DELIVERED. JUST ONE MINOR GLITCH.......THEY WERE FROM 2016.  THE PROCESS I NEEDED TO GO THROUGH TO SEND 2017 WILL BE TOLD TOMORROW.

        POLICE WOMAN BEING AMBUSHED , GIRL SHOT FROM A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT ( MY MOTHER-IN-LAW KNEW HER & THE MOM , TERRORIST BOMBINGS , AND THE LATEST NEWS IS SO DESPICABLE A LOCAL COUNTY IS ASKING FOR A HANGING. I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THEM. A LOWLIFE SCUM OF ALL THE EARTHS RAPED A 6 MONTH OLD BABY UNTIL SHE DIED. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THIS FUCKING PEOPLE ?

        ANNNNNNND THE FIRE STICK DIDN'T WORK. DIDN'T EVEN COME CLOSE TO WORKING.  STORY OF MY FRIGGIN' LIFE.  EVERYONE ELSE CLAIMS IT IS FUCKING AWESOME. I CONTACTED 2 COUSINS AND A FRIEND.  ALL 3 TOLD ME HOW TO SET IT UP AND ALL 3 FAILED.  MY FRIEND STOPPED BY OUR HOUSE AND I RETURNED IT TO HIM.  2 HOURS WASTED.

        OFF TO A SIDE-JOB TO INSTALL AN ICE MAKER KIT. LOTSA FUN. 

        THE SAME FRIEND DID GIVE US A CHARGING STATION. IT CAN CHARGE UP TO 12 CELL PHONES AT ONCE. I WILL BRING IT TO THE NAIL.

        OFF TO THE NAIL AND FIND OUT THE ICE MACHINE IS COMPLETELY EMPTY. NOT A SINGLE FUCKING CUBE. DRIVE BACK HOME TO GET A HOSE AND WET/DRY VAC.  BACK TO THE NAIL AND THE HOSE IS TOO SHORT. I COULD NOT FIND A 2ND HOSE AT MY HOUSE SO I USED A 4 FOOT EXTENSION OF A HOSE AT THE NAIL. 2 HOURS CLEANING IT AND FUCKING WATER ALL OVER THE PLACE AND ME.  I TOOK THE MACHINE APART AND CLEANED 50 INDIVIDUAL PARTS. I WAS SOAKED BY THE END.

        2 PATRONS COME IN THAT USED TO COME HERE 30 YEARS AGO. IT WAS FUN TELLING STORIES OF THE OLD DAYS.....IN MY WET UNDERWEAR.

        REPLACE A FLOOD LIGHT AND DO SOME LIGHT CLEANING. MY SHIRT IS WET BUT I DARE NOT TAKE IT OFF.

        ROLL HOME TIRED. CHANGE CLOTHES. CHILL WITH WHEELS AND PUP. WE WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ". IT WAS VERY GOOD. DAMN NEAR " BANJEE " WITH ONE FIGHT SEEN.

        THURSDAY      7 - 6 - 17

        SIMPLE......JUST SEND ANOTHER CALENDAR.  SO SIMPLE A 10 YEAR OLD COULD DO IT.

        I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL 2 DAYS AGO AND BEGIN DISPERSING OUR NEW JULY CALENDARS. A PATRON SAYS , " THESE ARE FROM 2016 ". 

        I GATHER ALL 2016 CALENDARS AND BRING THEM HOME. THE NEXT MORNING I WILL SIMPLY GO ON MY COMPUTER , UPDATE THE JULY 2017 CALENDAR , AND SIMPLY SEND IT TO OUR COPYING COMPANY.

        1 HOUR LATER MY CRAPPY COMPUTER WOULD NOT GET A WIFI SIGNAL. EVER SINCE THE CRAZY ASS VERIZON TECH CAME OUT TO UPDATE OUR WIFI TO SUPER SPEED AND MAKE IT SEEM LIKE " NIGHT AND DAY " WE STILL HAVE PROBLEMS.  ABSOLUTELY BLOW AND HATE EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WIFI , CABLE TV , AND CELL PHONES. THEY ALL SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF YOU.

        I MOVED MY COMPUTER AND MONITOR TO WHERE THE ROUTER IS. I SPEND ANOTHER 30 MINUTES FIXING THE CONNECTION AND FINALLY GET IT TO WORK.  2 HOURS ABSOLUTELY WASTED......BLOW.

        THE GOOD THING OUR COPYING COMPANY DELIVERED THEM IN ONE DAY.

        BACK TO COMPUTER STUFF AND MORE WATCHING CNN NEWS.  I WANTED TO CUT THE LAWN BUT THE DAMN RAIN CONTINUES. I ALWAYS FEEL GUILTY NOT DOING STUFF DURING THE DAY EVEN THOUGH I WILL BE WORKING THE NAIL FOR 7 HOURS TONIGHT.

        MADE ANOTHER REALLY GOOD CHICKEN SALAD.

        DO SOME ODD JOBS AND HEAD TO THE NAIL FOR A LONG NIGHT.  I WAS TIRED BUT IT WAS A GOOD TIME. THE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT AND I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE BARTENDER.

        FRIEND PICKS UP FIRE STICK......WORSE LUCK EVER.

        THE NAIL NOW HAS A MULTIPLE CELL PHONE CHARGER FOR PATRONS TO USE.

        WORKED THE DOOR AND MOVED THE BANDS ALL NIGHT. IT WAS NICE TO MEET EVERYONE.

        PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.......ALMOST UNWATCHABLE.

        WE LET AN EMPLOYEE CLOSE SO THE BARTENDER AND I COULD ROLL OUT. PEOPLE WALKING INTO A BAR AT 1AM ALWAYS AMAZES ME.

        NEW BARTENDER POSTS COMING BACK TO PHILLY AND WORKING AT THE NAIL. SHE RECEIVED OVER 170 LIKES AND COMMENTS. THIS IS A GOOD THING AND SHE SEEMS SUPER COOL.

        BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND TV. ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE BOOKS. BY 2AM I AM IN BED. 

        NORTH KOREA IS FUCKED UP. MY YOUNGEST AND I WATCHED AN EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY ON NORTH KOREA. HOLY SHIT WHAT A COUNTRY. THEY THANK THE DICTATOR FOR EVERYTHING.  HAD A BABY ....THANK THE DICTATOR.  CURED FROM A SICKNESS....THANK THE DICTATOR.  NO PICTURES IN THE HOUSE EXCEPT OF......YOU GOT IT.....THE DICTATOR.  THE LINE THAT SEPARATES NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA IS UNBELIEVABLE.  THERE IS A SMALL BUILDING FOR MEETINGS WHICH IF BASICALLY NEVER USED.  WHEN A DOOR IS UNLOCKED AND OPENED , ONE SOLIDER MUST HOLD HANDS WITH THE SOLDIER OPENING THE DOOR JUST IN CASE HE FALLS THROUGH ONTO THE NEIGHBORING SIDE AND ACROSS THE LINE.  THIS WOULD MEAN 30 YEARS IN JAIL.  HOLY SHIT THERE WAS SO MUCH MORE.

        FRIDAY      7 - 7 - 17

        START MORNING WITH NORMAL STUFF LIKE SLEEPING BAD THE NIGHT BEFORE , DOING COMPUTER STUFF , PLAYING ALITTLE INTERNET SCRABBLE WITH A VERY NICE WOMAN FROM ENGLAND , AND WATCHING CNN & OAN.

        TRUMP & PUTIN GET TOGETHER ALONG WITH RIOTS AND PROTESTS. I THINK IT WENT WELL ( EXCEPT THE FIRES AND RIOTERS ) BUT I THOUGHT THE BEST MOVE WAS SENDING HIS WIFE IN TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON TIME.  THE 40 MINUTE MEETING WENT TO 2 HOURS AND 16 MINUTES.  SENDING IN MELANIA IN A SHORT SKIRT WITH HIGH HEELS ON WAS A GOOD CALL AS PUTIN MUST OF BEEN LIKE......." HOLY BORSHGA YOU'RE BANGING THAT ? I GOT TO RESPECT YOU ALITTLE MORE NOW. "  THEY ALSO SAT MELANIA NEXT TO PUTIN DURING THE DINNER.  MAYBE SHE GAVE HIM A HAND JOB UNDER THE TABLE TO HELP RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. & RUSSIA.

        DECIDED TO CUT THE LAWN USING OUR RIDING MOWER WHICH IS SO NICE TO HAVE.  I STILL HAVE TO USE A PUSH MOWER AND EDGER THOUGH.

        TRIED TO CHILL BUT I DECIDED TO MAKE COPIES FOR SIGNAGE AT THE NAIL ALONG WITH A NEW " CELL PHONE CHARGING STATION "

        DOORMAN NEEDED OFF SO I TOOK THE SHIFT. I DIDN'T MIND BECAUSE I WANTED TO WORK WITH THE BARTENDER.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND GET READY FOR 4 BANDS.  I ENJOYED THE NIGHT AS I HUNG OUT WITH THE PROMOTER ALONG WITH OUR NEW BARTENDER WHO STOPPED IN. I CHILLED WITH THEM ALL NIGHT ALONG WITH DOING THE DOOR , MOVING THE BANDS , DOING SOUND , BARTENDING , AND KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR EVERYTHING.  BY 2AM I WAS PRETTY BEAT.

        BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH ONE LIBATION AND HEAD TO BED.......WITH OUR PUP LAYING IN THE MIDDLE.

        SATURDAY        7 - 8 - 17

        CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN....THIS TIME WHEELS MAKES THE TRANSACTION.

        START MORNING EARLY AGAIN.  IN BED BY 3AM AND UP AT 6AM. NOT SURE IF THIS CAN LAST.

        IN INTERNET SCRABBLE I JUST FIGURED OUT HOW TO CANCEL A REQUEST TO PLAY A GAME. I HAD REQUESTS FOR GAMES FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS. PLAYERS DON'T RESPOND AND NOW I KNOW HOW TO DELETE THEM.  IT IS LITTLE BUT NICE TO CLEAR THE CLOGGED NON-PLAYING GAMES.

        HELP MY YOUNGEST LOOK FOR ONE MISSING PLAYING CARD.  THE KID THOUGHT IT WAS LOST IN OR AROUND OUR SECTIONAL COUCH.  WE MOVED THE WHOLE THING IN PIECES , FLIPPED THEM UPSIDE DOWN , FELT IN CREVICES THAT WERE DISGUSTING , SWEPT DIRT , WIPED DOWNED COBWEBS , REMOVED SPIDER EGGS , AND CLEANED THE AREA UNDER AND BEHIND THE COUCH.  I BELIEVE THE WORD " EWWWW " WAS SAID ABOUT 30 TIMES DURING THIS WHOLE PROCESS.

        WHEELS AND I DO THE JUNE BOOKS. THIS FUN JOB HAS BOTH OF US USING 2 SEPARATE CALCULATORS. I MUST SAY IT WAS POSSIBLY OUR BEST MONTH IN 20 YEARS. I SAW THE NUMBERS AND GAVE MYSELF A QUIET " GOOD JOB ".

        CLEANER GETS HURT SO RENTERS HELP US BY SAYING THEY WILL CLEAN WHEN ARRIVING.  THAT IS GOOD PEOPLE. I HAD MY CAR LOADED AND READY TO DRIVE TO NEW JERSEY.......AT 6AM.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  OUR BARTENDER/DOORMAN'S BAND ARRIVED.  THEY HAVE ENOUGH EQUIPMENT TO PLAY WELLS FARGO. I TOOK A PICTURE OF THEIR MASSIVE MOUND OF STUFF OUTSIDE THE NAIL AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK.

        " PICTURE AND PICTURE "....MY VERSION.  PARK MY BIKE AT THE NAIL. A PATRON PARKS HIS TINY SCOOTER NEXT TO IT. I TOOK A PHOTO AND POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK AND WROTE , " IF THESE 2 BIKES WERE TV'S , IT BE MY VERSION OF PICTURE AND PICTURE. "

        YOUNG GIRL I KNEW FROM FRIDAY NIGHT CAME TO THE NAIL WITH HER DAD TO SEE A BAND. THEY ACTUALLY TEXTED WHEELS TO MAKE SURE IT WAS COOL.  WHEN THE BAND WAS DONE I ASKED IF THEY COULD TAKE A PICTURE WITH THIS YOUNG GIRL WHO CAME TO SEE THEM. THE WHOLE BAND GATHERED ON THE STAGE WITH THE GIRL AND TOOK THE PICTURE.  THE GIRL HAD A HUGE SMILE ON HER FACE AND MAN DID THAT MAKE HER NIGHT.  THE PICTURE HAS BEEN SHARED ON FACEBOOK MANY TIMES ALREADY.  OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , THAT YOUNG GIRL I KNEW.......WAS DATING THE LEAD SINGER OF THE BAND. YEP , I'M AN IDIOT. I DID TALK TO DAD I KNEW ABOUT HIS DAUGHTER DATING LEAD SINGERS OF METAL BANDS AND HE WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.

        OUR Wii GAME IS SHOT. THE CONSOLE DOES NOT ACCEPT CD'S , PADDLES DON'T WORK , CD'S ARE SCRATCHED , AND I DO NOT FEEL LIKE SPENDING $400+ FOR ALL NEW CRAP. SO , I GO TO CRAIGSLIST.  I FOUND A KID RIGHT IN BRYN MAWR. I HAGGLED HIM FROM $75 TO $50 FOR A SHITLOAD OF MINT CONDITION Wii GAMES , CONSOLE , ANTENNA , PADDLES , AND MORE......GOOD TRADE.  I ASKED THE KIDS TO MAKE THE TRANSACTION AT A LOCAL ACME.  THE VERY YOUNG GUY WORKED THERE AND WOULD COME OUTSIDE TO MAKE THE EXCHANGE. OF COURSE , BOTH KIDS BAILED ON ME AFTER SAYING THEY DO IT SO THIS LEFT WHEELS TO MAKE THE TRADE.  SHE DID AND SAID THE GEEKY KID WAS COOL DURING THE EXCHANGE BY SAYING," NICE DOING BUSINESS WITH YA LADY ! "

        KIDS BAILING ON ME FOR THE CRAIGSLIST TRANSACTION DID MAKE ME ANGRY ALITTLE.  IN FRONT OF MY COMPUTER , WE WENT THROUGH THE CRAIGSLIST POST AND COMPARED PARTS AND PRICES FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. BOTH AGREED TO GET THE CONSOLE. BEFORE I HEAD TO THE NAIL I TELL MY ELDEST TO STOP BY THE ACME TO MAKE THE DEAL. I CAN'T BECAUSE I AM HEADING TO THE NAIL. THE KID AGREES AND IN 25 MINUTES SHE WILL DRIVE OVER TO THE ACME AND MAKE THE TRADE.  I LATER FOUND OUT THE KID GOT SUDDENLY SICK AND COULDN'T GO SO WHEELS WENT.  OH , THE KID GOT BETTER AND WENT TO A FRIENDS HOUSE FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT 2 HOURS LATER.

        BARTENDED SOME FRIENDS AND A COOK OF PEPPERS CAFE. I KNEW THE COOK WHO WAS A YOUNG KID AND HE BROUGHT 4 OF HIS FRIENDS IN. WE TALKED WHEELSTOCKS AND PEPPERS FOOD. IT WAS FUN. FOR 2 HOURS WE HUNG OUT. I EVEN TEXTED B.P. TO TELL HIM HIS FORMER COOK WAS HERE.

        I LEFT FEELING MELANCHOLY BECAUSE SOMETHING HAPPENED RIGHT BEFORE MY SHIFT WAS OVER.  I DECIDED NOT TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE IT IS SMALL BUT OLD SCHOOL STUFF IS BIG TO ME.  I RODE MY MOTORCYCLE HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT.

        WHEELS AND I HANG OUT AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

        THE Wii IS KINDA IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU AND USE IT TO ACCESS NETFLIX.  IF TRAVELING IT IS A FUN WAY TO PLAY GAMES AND WATCH MOVIES.

        I HAVE BEEN WORKING LATE NIGHT EVERY SHIFT AND IT IS CATCHING UP WITH ME BECAUSE OF MY LACK OF SLEEP AND DOING STUFF DURING THE DAY LIKE SIDE-JOBS AND HOME THINGS.  THIS DOUBLE TIMING NEEDS A BREAK.  I REALLY MUST TRY TO SLEEP MORE DURING THE DAY.

        WHAT KINDA SUCKS IS TONIGHT I GET HOME EARLY AT 9PM.  WHAT SUCKS ?  I HAVE ABOUT 1 HOUR BEFORE I START FALLING ASLEEP.

        OH , PHILLIES LOSE AGAIN.

        SUNDAY        7 - 9 - 17

        MY LIFE CONSISTS OF LISTS.

        TAKE A BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO THE NAIL.  DOING MY NORMAL CHORES I GET EVERYTHING DONE IN ABOUT 90 MINUTES.

        BACK HOME I LOAD TOOLS AND SUPPLIES. ME AND THE PUP ARE TAKING A RIDE.  I MADE GREAT TIME AND GOT TO LISTEN TO THE PHILLIES GAME THE WHOLE RIDE WHICH WAS COOL.  NOT THE GAME BUT LISTENING TO LARRY ANDERSEN IS ALWAYS FUN AND THE PHILLIES ACTUALLY WON.

        SAW A BUCK DEER IN VELVET.......PRETTY COOL.

        THE HIGHWAY EXIT TO GET HERE WAS COMPLETELY BLOCKED BY CONSTRUCTION.  I HAD TO USE A SMALL DRIVEWAY/PATH PAST THE EXIT ABOUT 1/2 MILE THAT CONNECTED THE HIGHWAYS.  USUALLY THESE ARE USED BY STATE TROOPERS.  THERE WAS NO DETOUR SIGNS OR ANYTHING........MAN IT IS BACKWARDS UP HERE.

        UNLOADED VAN ON A PICTURE PERFECT WHEELSTOCK DAY.  IT WAS 94 DEGREES WHEN I LEFT HOME AND HERE IT IS 79 DEGREES.  I ACTUALLY BROUGHT A WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER THINKING IT BE HOT.  ON OCCASION , RENTERS ASK IF THERE IS A/C IN OUR HOUSE.  FUNNY THING IS MORE PEOPLE ASK , " HOW DO YOU TURN OFF THE A/C IN YOUR HOUSE ? "  THE TEMPERATURES ARE ALWAYS 10 - 15 DEGREES COOLER HERE.

         I BEGIN MAKING MY PUNCH LISTS AND DOING THINGS I SEE RENTERS DID.  I PICK UP CIGARETTE BUTTS AT THE NAIL AND NOW I AM PICKING UP BUTTS HERE.  WHY ARE PEOPLE SO FUCKING DISGRACEFUL TO NATURE AND OUR PROPERTY? I MEAN WHO FUCKING JUST FLICKS LIT CIGARETTE BUTTS INTO THE WOODS WHEN THERE ARE 2 ASHTRAYS AND ONE GIANT ASHCAN 3 FEET AWAY......F'N IGNORANT FUCKS. I ALSO CLEANED UP FIREWORKS AND SODA CANS IN THE HORSE SHOE PIT AREA.

        FOUND THE LOST ANTENNA FOR THE Wii. THIS SHOULD MEAN WE WILL HAVE 2 Wii'S FOR NETFLIX. I WILL TEST THEM WHEN I GET HOME.

        THE BIG ASH CAN WAS MOVED TO WHERE I HAD IT. I WENT TO MOVE IT BACK BUT SAW SOMETHING UNDERNEATH THAT WILL BE USED.......WORMS.  A FAIR AMOUNT OF NIGHT CRAWLERS WERE UNDER THE CAN SO I DECIDED TO LEAVE IT THERE UNTIL I DO SOME FISHING.

        LEAF BLEW DECK , CHAIRS , WALLS , AWNING LIGHTS , AND TABLES. I ALSO TOOK APART A LANTERN LIGHT THAT WAS HALF FILLED WITH BUGS. I USED MY WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK THEM OUT.  THAT WAS FUN.  THREW MANY FALLEN LOGS NEAR OUR HOUSE BACK INTO THE WOODS ALONG WITH MOVING ROCKS BACK WHERE THEY WERE AND CLEARING 2 CAMP FIRE SITES RIGHT OFF OUR DECK.  AGAIN.....RENTERS CAN BE IDIOTS.

        EVERYWHERE I GO I MAKE A LIST. I LITERALLY CARRY A CLIP BOARD WITH ME. IT AMAZES ME HOW THINGS ADD UP OR GET BROKE.

        WIND DOWN NIGHT WITH SOME LIBATIONS. I WATCH TV , PLAY INTERNET SCRABBLE , PLAY INTERNET POKER , AND BY 11:15PM I WAS EXHAUSTED. I COULD BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN.  BY 1AM I RE-WOKE AND WAS UP EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR UNTIL 6:19AM.  THE ONLY GOOD THING IS I TOOK SOME PICTURES OF A MOM DEER AND HER 2 FAWNS. I POSTED THEM ON FACEBOOK.

        OH , JUST ONE MORE THING. THE FIRST THING I FIXED WAS A LARGE PIECE OF PLASTIC STUCK IN THE TEETH OF THE ICE MAKER.  I HAD TO TAKE THE WHOLE ICE MAKER KIT OUT OF THE FREEZER AND PLUCK THE PLASTIC FREE.........LOTS OF FUN.   RENTERS = DUMAS

        MONDAY     7 - 10 - 17

        THIS WAS A SPECIAL DAY AND SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME THAT WAS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

        PUNCH LIST STARTS AND EVERYWHERE I GO SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE FIXED.  STILL PICKING UP TRASH AND COMPLETING SMALL PROJECTS.  I TOLD MYSELF TO BRING A GAS CAN BUT FELT IT MAY STINK UP THE CAR WHILE DRIVING A LONG RIDE. I GO TO CUT THE LAWN AND THE CAN IS OUT OF GAS.  DRIVE TO A GAS STATION TO FILL IT UP. I RETURN AND CUT THE LAWN.  THIS LAWN TAKES A WHILE TO CUT AND I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SNAKES AND FROGS TO JUMP OUT. WE ALSO HAD 4 DEER BEDS RIGHT ON OUR HORSESHOE PIT AREA.

        LAST TIME I WAS HERE I DID A HARD LOOK AROUND THE LAKE SEEKING TRASH. I WALK DOWN TO THE LAKE AND THERE IS BASICALLY NO LITTERING. I SAY TO MYSELF , " GOOD TO SEE NO ONE TRASHING THE LAKE AREA. " I WALK ALITTLE MORE AROUND THE LAKE ON OUR SIDE AND SEE A BLANKET UNDER A LOG. I PULL IT OUT AND IT WAS OUR MISSING TAPESTRY BLANKET THAT WAS HANGING ON OUR 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY WALL.  YEP , A RENTER PULLED IT OFF THE WALL , WALKED DOWN TO THE LAKE , AND BANGED A GIRL ON IT.......THAN LEFT IT UNDER THE LOG.  I MOVED IT TO DRY OUT ON A DECK RAILING AND WHEELS WILL WASH IT TO SEE IF IT WILL STILL BE USABLE.

        OTHER JOBS DONE :

        - SPRAY PAINTED A HEATER.

        - SPRAY PAINTED A SINK DRAIN.

        - SPRAY PAINTED HORSESHOE PIT POLES.

        - SPRAY PAINTED A SHOWER DRAIN.  OH , I LOOK DOWN THE DRAIN AND THERE IS ENOUGH HAIR IN THERE THAT LOOKS LIKE AN UPSIDE RAT. I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT AND SENT IT TO WHEELS.   " EHHHHHH " WAS HER RESPONSE.

        - STAINED 2 COATS ON A HEAD BOARD.

        - SECURED A TOWEL BAR.

        - SEWED A BARSTOOL CHAIR.

        - SEWED AN OUTDOOR CHAIR.

        - LEAF BLEW DECK.

        - INSTALLED ASSOCIATION STICKERS ON SEVERAL WINDOWS.

        - REPLACED A KITCHEN LIGHT BULB.

        - FIXED 2 TVS.

         THERE WAS OTHER STUFF BUT ONE THING STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS.

        I LET OUR PUP OUT AND I AM STANDING ON THE PATH OUTSIDE OUR FRONT DOOR. SHE MOSEYS ALITTLE BIT TOWARDS THE CORNER OF THE LAKE. IT WAS THAN I SAW MOVEMENT WITH MY PERIPHERAL VISION. AT FIRST I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT , BUT THE REALITY WAS IT WAS BIG AND BLACK.  WE BUILT THIS HOME 28 YEARS AGO. THIS WOULD BE MY FIRST ENCOUNTER OF A LARGE BLACK BEAR.  MY HEART WAS PUMPING AND ADRENALIN RUNNING. I INSTANTLY KNEW ONE THING.....GET THE DOG INSIDE RIGHT AWAY !!

        I HARD WHISPER TO MY DOG ABOUT 30 FEET AWAY ," COME HERE GIRL. WANT A TREAT ? ". IT SEEM LIKED I SAID THIS 50 TIMES AND SHE CAME TO ME IN A QUICK WALK. NOW , MY NEXT MOTIVE WAS TAKING PICTURES. MY YOUNGEST TEXTED ME THEY WERE 15 MINUTES AWAY. I TEXTED BACK " OK COOL ".  BUT SECONDS LATER I TEXTED , " BEAR !!!!! " AND " HOLY SHIT !!! " YES , I CURSED TO MY YOUNGEST KID VIA TEXT.

        I GOT THE DOG INSIDE. IN THE CORNER OF OUR DECK BY THE BBQ I BEGIN TAKING PICTURES. THE BEAR REARS UP AND PUTS ITS 2 FRONT PAWS ON A FALLEN TREE. HE ( OR SHE ) MOVES IT LIKE IT WAS A KITCHEN ROLLING PIN.  HE MOVED A 30 FOOT FALLEN TREE LIKE IT WAS NOTHING. HE SCRAPED AT IT FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS AND FOUND NO GRUBS OR EDIBLE BUGS SO HE MOVED ON.  IT WAS SO DAMN COOL.

        THE BEAR MOVED SLOWLY AROUND OUR HOUSE. I RAN LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL TO THE UPSTAIRS 2ND FLOOR DECK. I SLOWLY SNUCK OUT AND TOOK MORE PICTURES. THE PUP WAS ON MY TAIL BUT I HAD HER STAY INSIDE. THE BEAR CONTINUES TO MOVE AROUND OUR HOME SLOWLY SO I RACE DOWNSTAIRS TO OUR BACK DECK. I TAKE MORE PICTURES AND NOW THE PUP SEES THE BEAR. IT IS JUST 25 YARDS AWAY AND I TAKE MY BEST PICTURES. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS I POSTED ONE ON THERE AND GOT ALOT OF COMMENTS AND LIKES.

        I GET IN MY VAN AND SEE THE BEAR CROSS OUR DRIVEWAY AND HEAD PERPENDICULARLY ALONG LAKE DRIVE.  HE IS GRADUALLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE ROAD. I WAS GOING TO DRIVE AROUND THE LOOP BUT I DID NOT WANT TO SCARE THE BEAR BACK TOWARDS OUR PROPERTY AND THE LAKE AREA WHERE FAMILIES WERE. I TURN AROUND AND HEAD TO THE LAKE AND HERE COMES WHEELS AND THE KIDS PULLING IN.  I EXPLAINED TO JUST HEAD HOME AND NOT DRIVE AROUND THE LOOP. I WANTED THEM TO SEE THE BEAR BUT AGAIN , DID NOT WANT THE BEAR SCARED BACK TOWARDS US. I FELT BAD BUT SAFETY WAS FIRST.

        I DRIVE DOWN TO THE LAKE AND WARN 3 FAMILIES THAT A LARGE BLACK BEAR IS ONLY 75 YARDS IN OFF THE STREET. ALL 3 FAMILIES PACK UP AND LEAVE.  BACK AT THE HOUSE WE HAVE DINNER OUTSIDE ON THE DECK WATCHING THE WOODS INTENSELY. A LOCAL STOPS BY AND SAYS A BEAR WAS SEEN LAST MONTH AT THE DUMPSTERS ALONG WITH 2 LARGE BUCKS.

        THIS WAS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE. OH , AND I SAW A DOE WITH HER 2 FAWNS AGAIN PLAYING. THEY WERE ADORABLE. I POSTED PICS ON FACEBOOK OF THEM TOO.

        WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH THE KIDS TESTING OUR " NEW " Wii GAME. MY ELDEST THINKS WE GOT CLOSE TO A $1,000 OF Wii STUFF FOR $50. GO CRAIGSLIST !!

        TUESDAY       7 - 12 - 17

        OVERCAST , LITTLE RAIN , THAN SUN.....BEAUTIFUL DAY.

        DID SOME ODD JOBS AND THE KIDS HELPED BIG TIME. THE BIGGEST WAS LEAF BLOW ALL 3 ROOFS. THEY NEEDED IT ESPECIALLY OUR GUTTERS WITH THE PROTECTIVE GUARDS.

        STOP AT OFFICE TO PICK UP MORE POOL TAGS. THAN WE HEAD TO A LOCAL DINER FOR BREAKFAST.  IT WAS COOL BECAUSE 8 TRAVELING MOTORCYCLES AND TRIKES WERE PARKED OUT FRONT.....ALL HARLEYS.  AS FAR AS OUR FOOD AND SERVICE....IT WAS A MISS THIS TIME AROUND.

        STOP AT OUR LOCAL THRIFTWAY FOR SOME SMALL STUFF.

        MACGYVER - SO , HOW DO YOU REACH A BURNT OUT LIGHT BULB 17 FEET HIGH WITH A 14 FOOT LADDER ?  WELL , YOU GET A 2ND BROKE LADDER AND USE PIECES OF ROPE TO TIE THEM TOGETHER. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DID. I ACTUALLY HAD TO OPEN A WINDOW TO GET THE LADDER INTO A SKYLIGHT WINDOW CAVITY.  OF COURSE THE BURNT OUT BULB BROKE IN THE SOCKET. I GOT LUCKY AND TURNED IT OUT WITH MY HAND. I DID GET A CUT AND IT BLED FOR ALITTLE BIT.  I WILL TELL YOU A BIG GUY ON A DUAL LADDER CONNECTED AND HELD TOGETHER WITH ROPE WHILE 17 FEET IN THE AIR.......TESTS THE NERVES. 

        NOTE TO SELF - DO NOT INSTALL A DUAL WINDOW FAN AND HAVE THE AIR BLOW IN WITH THE SCREEN UP. THE KIDS SAID THEIR BEDROOM WAS A LITTLE MUGGY WHILE SLEEPING SO I THOUGHT HAVING THE NICE COOL AIR FROM OUTSIDE BLOW IN WOULD DO THE TRICK.  WELL , THE COOL AIR CAME IN ALONG WITH MOTHS AND BUGS.  YEP , SCREEN DOWN NEXT TIME.

        PLAYED CARDS OUT ON THE DECK WHICH WAS FUN BUT WATCHING WHEELS PLAY Wii HAD TO BE THE BEST. SHE WAS CRYING LAUGHING PLAYING A GAME. IT WAS PRETTY DAMN FUNNY.

        CLEANER TOLD ME THE SAME BEAR WAS ON HER MOTHER-IN-LAW'S PORCH LAST WEEK.  AND 3 CUBS WERE SIGHTED TOO.

        MACGYVERED A HEAD BOARD. IT WAS TOO LOW SO I USED TWO 2X4'S TO BRING IT UP A LITTLE BIT.  WORKED OUT NICE.

        A WONDERFUL DINNER ON THE DECK FACING THE LAKE.....EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER HERE.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH AN EPISODE OF " DAREDEVIL ". IT WAS VERY GOOD. KIDS GO GET ICE-CREAM.

        IT IS SO FRIGGIN' NICE HERE.

        WEDNESDAY       7 - 12 - 17

        ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY.  DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE.

        WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO FAMILY TIME EVEYR DAY HERE.  TODAY WE DID SOME STUFF TOGETHER WHICH WAS NICE.

        HERE IS WHAT WE DID :

        - DID SOME CLEANING AND FIXING PUNCH LIST STUFF.

        - TOOK A WALK AROUND THE LAKE.

        - TOOK A RIDE TO A DOLLAR STORE.

        - TOOK A RIDE TO A 2ND DOLLAR STORE 4 BLOCKS AWAY.

        - TOOK A RIDE TO WALMART.

        - TOOK A RIDE TO " POWERHOUSE EATERY ". LITTLE PRICEY AND FOOD WAS OKAY TO GOOD. IT HAS BEEN 25 YEARS SINCE WHEELS HAS BEEN THERE AND OUR KIDS FIRST TIME.

        - BACK HOME WE GET THE PUP AND ALL OF US GO FISHING TO THE LAKE.  IN SECONDS WE ARE AT THE LAKE AND IN MINUTES THE KIDS ARE REELING IN LARGE SUNFISH. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW FAST THE KIDS AND WHEELS WERE CATCHING THEM.  IT WAS AWESOME.

        - BACK HOME WHEELS PLAYS Wii WITH THE KIDS. I HAVE NEVER SEEN HER LAUGH SO HARD WHILE PLAYING A GAME. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE.

        - KIDS PLAY TOGETHER AND GO GET ICE CREAM.

        - WHEELS AND I WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF " DAREDEVIL ". IT WAS VERY GOOD. WE ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " JESSICA JONES " WHICH WAS GOOD TOO WITH AN EXCELLENT ENDING.

        OFF TO BED PRETTY TIRED.  SLEPT BAD AGAIN. BUT I DID SLEEP IN SMALL INCREMENTS. I ALSO HAD SOME COOL DREAMS.

        LIVE AND LEARN - INSTALLED A DUAL WINDOW FAN FOR THE KIDS IN THEIR BEDROOM. I DID NOT LOWER THE WINDOW SCREEN AND THE BUGS HAD A FIELD DAY. I NOW KNOW TO PUT THE SCREEN DOWN.  BY THE WAY , THE DUAL WINDOW FAN WORKS EXCELLENT WITH TEH COLD COOL MOUNTAIN AIR AT NIGHT.

        WE DID SEE MORE DEER AND FAWNS WHICH IS PRETTY COOL.....AND A BLUE HERON.

        ME VS MOTHS.  I USED A WET/DRY VAC AND SUCKED ALL MOTHS I SAW EVERY MORNING OUT ON THE DECK UNDER THE AWNING. I DO NOT LIKE OPENING A DOOR TO BE GREETED BY SEVERAL MOTHS. BY DOING THIS IT CUT DOWN ON THE BUGS BY 80%.

        THURSDAY         7 - 13 - 17

        WALK TO THE LAKE ONE MORE TIME.

        IT IS SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL UP HERE AND I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE. I MEAN SERIOUSLY.....I DON'T WANT TO.

        SLEEPING PATTERNS ARE THE SAME WHICH I DON'T UNDERSTAND. I GUESS I THINK ABOUT BEARS OR  EVEN SASQUATCHES WHEN I AM UP HERE. I WALKED INTO THE WOODS TO LOOK AT THE FALLEN TREE THE BEAR WAS MOVING AROUND LIKE IT WAS A PENCIL. THE TREE WAS LONGER THAN 30 FEET.......MORE LIKE 50 FEET. I SAW SOME CLAW MARKS BUT THAT WAS IT. I WAS HOPING FOR A FRESH BEAR PAW PRINT. I ALSO FOUND A CAN OF BAKED BEANS. THIS IS THE 3RD TIME I FOUND THIS BRAND OF BEANS IN OUR WOODS.....WHICH I REALLY LIKE ( BUSH COUNTRY STYLE ).  I THINK SOME DUMBASS RENTERS LEFT CANS OF BEANS AROUND THE WOODS TO ATTRACT BEARS. IT IS THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF UNLESS IT IS SOME KINDA OF RELIGIOUS CULT RITUAL.

        I LIKE WALKING AROUND IN THE WOODS BY MYSELF. IT IS KINDA SCARY BUT BRINGS ME INTO NATURE. I BECOME ONE WITH THE TREES.....THE REALLY FAT ONES.  I JUMPED 2 FAWNS WHICH WAS KINDA COOL...NOT FOR THEM. I ALSO PICK UP ANY TRASH. I FOUND THE BAKED BEANS CAN , A YUENGLING BOTTLE , AND A 2 FOOT METAL ROD. SO ME , BEING A STUPID FAN OF " FINDING BIGFOOT " , I DID A " KNOCK ".  THIS IS HOW BIGFOOT'S COMMUNICATE BY KNOCKING ON TREES. I DID IT WITH THE METAL PIECE OF ROD I HAD. I KNOCKED TWICE BUT NO BIGFOOT ANSWERED.

        UP EARLY I GOT SOME MORE THINGS DONE. I WANTED TO STAY ONE MORE DAY BUT NAIL OBLIGATIONS AND OUR ELDEST HAD TO PICK-UP HER BOYFRIEND AT THE AIRPORT. YEP.....CANADA BOY IS BACK IN THE PICTURE.....OH JOY. LIKE MY COUSIN OF 6 KIDS SAYS , " IF I DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN I WOULD OF HAD ONE BOY AND 5 DOGS. "

        KIDS WALK DOWN TO THE LAKE ONE MORE TIME. THE PUP AND WHEELS JOIN THEM.

        WE LOAD UP AND GET ON THE ROAD. I AM EXCITED TO USE THE WALK TALKIES FOR WE HAVE 2 CARS. OF COURSE , THE BATTERIES DIE IN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS.  JESUS CHRIST ALLS I WANTED TO DO IS HAVE FUN WITH WALKIE TALKIES.

        OUR TOWNSHIP SHUTS DOWN AN EXIT FOR 3 WEEKS TO GET RE-PAVED. IT MADE THE NEWS AND THE LOCALS ARE GOING BALLISTIC. YOU THINK GOD WAS GOING TO START THE APOCALYPSE. A TOWNSHIP SPOKESMAN ( A TOTAL HICK WITH HAIR LIKE A DOC BROWN IN " BACK TO THE FUTURE " AND HALF HIS TEETH ) SAID IT WOULD CREATE A 45 MINUTE DELAY TO GET TO WORK AND PEOPLE WILL GUARANTEE KILL EACH OTHER BY THE 3RD WEEK. WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT. I SAY HERE'S A SIMPLE SOLUTION.....TAKE THE PREVIOUS EXIT , GO THREW TOWN , AND DRIVE OVER THE CONSTRUCTION AREA. CAN EVEN GIVE A LITTLE WAVE AND FINGER TO THE TRAFFIC BELOW. TIME LOST........4 MINUTES. MAN WHAT DUMAS'S. ( PRONOUNCED DUMB ASSES )

        MAKE GOOD TIME COMING HOME. WE CROSS OVER ROUTE 76 AKA SCHUYLKILL EXPRESSWAY AKA WORSE HIGHWAY EVER AND IT IS TOTALLY BACKED UP IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. WORSE.......EVER......ROAD.........AND VOW NEVER TO USE IT.

        UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN AT OUR HOUSE. I SO WANT TO GO BACK TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE BUT IT IS BOOKED SOLID FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS......SAME WITH THE CONDO.  NEXT CHANCE I GET I AM SO HEADING BACK UP.

        30 BANDS IN 6 DAYS. YEP , I WILL PRETTY MUCH BE LIVING AT THE NAIL FOR THE NEXT WEEK.

        RAIN COMES AND RUINS A POTENTIAL GOOD NIGHT. WORKED WITH A NEW BARTENDER AND SHE WAS FUN.

        HEAD HOME AND WATCH A " JESSICA JONES " WITH WHEELS.  I AM LIKING THIS BETTER THAN " DAREDEVIL ".  THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER LIKES TO DRINK , BANGS IN BED ( I LIKED WHEN SHE ROLLED OVER .....OH GOOD GOD )  , HAS AN ATTITUDE , STRONG POWERS , AND A SUPER DARK PAST.  THIS CHARACTER IS PRETTY DAMN INVOLVED AND IT IS ENTERTAINING. SHE KINDA REMINDS ME OF THE ACTRESS IN THE TV SERIES " WEEDS ".

        FRIDAY           7 - 14 - 17

        WHAT GOES AROUND , COMES AROUND.

        TRY TO DO A SMART THING AND IT COMPLETELY GOES SOUTH. JESUS CHRIST ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING.  OUR ELDEST LEAVES ME A NOTE THAT THE JEEP BROKE DOWN TWICE ON HER WAY HOME AT 1AM.  YEAH , THIS IS A CONCERN.  THIS MORNING I CHECKED THE OIL AND IT IS DIRT LOW. I HAVE MAYBE 4 OUNCES OF OIL SO I DRIVE TO HOME DEPO BECAUSE I NEEDED OTHER STUFF.  RETURN HOME AND FILL THE OIL CASE OF THE JEEP.  NEXT , GAS IS SUPER LOW. SO , ME BEING A SMART PERSON AND PRIDES MYSELF OF USING EXPERIENCE NOT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES DECIDE TO SIT A GAS CONTAINER ON THE FLOOR OF THE BACK SEAT.

        I DRIVE TO GET GAS AND THE JEEP MAKES IT. THE GAS CONTAINER IN THE BACK SEAT'S FLOOR WAS A PRECAUTION BECAUSE MY KID SAID THE GAS TANK WAS SUPER LOW. I DID NOT WANT TO GET STRANDED. I FILL THE TANK AND DRIVE HOME. MY KID IS WAITING TO GO TO WORK AND I SAY I THINK THE JEEP IS FINE NOW. AS SOON AS I SAID THE WORD " FINE "......THE JEEP STALLED AND THE ENGINE KICKED OFF. THE KID HAD TO TAKE MY VAN WITH A SHITLOAD OF TOOLS AND SUPPLIES TO WORK.  I RE-START THE JEEP AND DRIVE IT TO THE CORNER OF THE DRIVEWAY TO BE OUT OF THE WAY. IT STALLS AGAIN. I CALL OUR MECHANIC AND SCHEDULE IT FOR MONDAY.

        OH, JUST ONE MORE THING. REMEMBER THAT GASOLINE CONTAINER I PUT IN THE BACK SEAT ? WELL , THE CAP WAS LOOSE AND IT KNOCKED OVER. IT SPILLED OVER 1 GALLON OF GASOLINE ALL OVER THE BACK FLOOR AREA. I AM SICKENED TO MY STOMACH BECAUSE I DID NOT LEARN WHEN MY KID DELIVERED ME GAS WHEN MY MOTORCYCLE RAN OUT.  SHE TOO HAD THE CONTAINER FALL OVER WHILE DRIVING.  NOW, ME BEING A TOTAL IDIOT , DID THE SAME DAMN THING.  I USED 4 TOWELS TO SOP IT UP AND REMOVED THE FLOOR MATS. THE RAIN POURED WHILE I RAN AN EXTENSION CORD TO THE JEEP. I PLACED A FAN INSIDE , OPENED ALL 4 WINDOWS , AND PLACED A LARGE UMBRELLA IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW TO PREVENT RAIN FROM COMING IN.  YEP , I LEFT IT LIKE THIS ALL NIGHT.

        MORE STUPID SHIT HAPPENED TO ME ALL DAY WHERE TIME AND ENERGY WAS SPENT USELESSLY.

        I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST AND 3 FRIENDS TO THE MALL. I SO ENJOY LISTENING TO THESE YOUNG KIDS AND THEY ARE VERY ENTERTAINING.  THE ONE THING THEY ARE NOT GOOD AT WAS DIRECTIONS.  I ASKED ONE FRIEND HOW SHE GETS TO THE MALL FROM HER HOUSE.  SHE GAVE ME A WAY AND WE GOT SPUN AROUND.  I BASICALLY MADE A LARGE CIRCLE. THE DRIVE COST ME AN EXTRA 20 MINUTES.

        PICK UP WHEELS AT WORK SINCE I DROVE HER TO WORK IN THE MORNING. THE JEEP IS DOWN SO WE WORKED OUT VEHICLES TODAY. SINCE IT RAINED MY MOTORCYCLE WAS NOT AN OPTION.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. WHEELS DROPPED ME OFF AND WILL PICK ME UP LATER.

        A BAND MEMBER THANKED ME FOR HOSTED ORIGINAL MUSIC SHOWS TODAY. IT WAS NICE TO HEAR.

        WHEELS PICKS ME UP AND WE HEAD TO A 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR A FAMILY MEMBER. IT HAD ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES YOU COULD WANT FROM FOOD TO BOOZE TO AMBIANCE TO LOCATION TO ENTERTAINMENT.  LAUGHS AND SEEING OLD FRIENDS WAS A GOOD TIME.

        BACK HOME WE WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. I STOPPED DRINKING FOR THE LAST 2+ HOURS BECAUSE I KNEW I WAS DRIVING HOME.  WE DROP OFF A FRIEND AND ARRIVE HOME SAFELY. I HAVE A ONE & ONE AND HEAD TO BED.

        OH , ONE MORE THING. WAKE UP SUPER EARLY AGAIN AND GO TO MY COMPUTER. I FIND FLYING ANTS IN OUR KITCHEN.  AFTER SMOOSHING ABOUT 30 OF THEM I WENT BACK TO THE COMPUTER.

        SATURDAY         7 - 15 - 17

        ONE GOOD DEED MAYBE BROUGHT SOME GOOD KARMA........AND A BUS.

        JUST SEEMED LIKE EVERY PROJECT I STARTED I EITHER HURT MYSELF OR IT TOOK 3 TIMES LONGER THAN IT SHOULD. THIS MORNING I COULDN'T CATCH A BREAK.

        HOW THINGS TURN ON A DIME. MY MORNING :

        - CHECK ON GASOLINE SMELLY JEEP. IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER BUT I POURED A SHITLOAD OF BAKING SODA ALL OVER THE BACK FLOOR. ( GOOGLED IT )

        - UP AT 6:30AM ( I SLEPT IN ) AND STARTED MY DAILY ROUTINE.

        - TOOK A RIDE TO GET STAMPS AND MAIL A LETTER.

        - TOOK A RIDE TO MAKE A DEPOSIT AND GET $200 WORTH OF FIVE DOLLAR BILLS.

        - RETURN HOME AND THE LOW ON GAS LIGHT GOES ON.

        - TURN AROUND IN DRIVEWAY AND HEAD TO A LOCAL SUNOCO.  IT IS ABSOLUTELY PACKED AND 3 DEEP WITH VEHICLES. I SAY " F THAT " AND HEAD TO A CITGO GAS STATION HALFWAY TO THE NAIL.

        - FILL UP GAS TANK , CALL WHEELS AND TELL HER SINCE I AM SO CLOSE TO THE NAIL I WILL GO PREP IT.

        - SPEND A SOLID 3 HOURS CLEANING AND FIXING AND MAKING LISTS.  WHEELS CALLS ME TO GO OUT TO LUNCH WITH FAMILY BUT I WILL NEVER MAKE IT. SHE GOES AND I DECIDE TO STAY ANOTHER HOUR. I ALSO NOTICE A BATHROOM DOOR LOCK AND TOILET SEAT IS BROKEN.

        HEAD HOME ON MY MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL RIDE.

        EAT A VERY LATE LUNCH AND BEGIN FALLING ASLEEP.

        A FAMILY MEMBER DROPS OFF A CHAINSAW FOR ME. THIS WILL BE USED LATER IN THE WEEK.....UGH.

        CALL BACK A POTENTIAL RENTER. HE ANSWERS HIS PHONE AND SAYS , " CAN I CALL YOU BACK IN 10 MINUTES ? I AM GETTING A HAIRCUT RIGHT NOW ".  I GIGGLE AND RESPOND , " NO PROBLEM ".  HE NEVER CALLED ME BACK.

        I TRY TO TAKE A POWER NAP AND GET IN 15 MINUTES. I SHOWER AND GET DRESSED BECAUSE ON MY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM A BAND IS AT THE FRONT DOOR. 

        RACE TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND BEGIN BARTENDING AND DOING THE DOOR.  I WAS SO GLAD I PREPPED EARLIER. 

        10 BANDS TONIGHT AND IT WAS STEADY BUT NOT SUPER BUSY. I ASKED MY 2ND BARTENDER TO COME IN AROUND 9:30PM FOR AN HOUR.  BOTH OF US DECIDED IT WAS NOT BUSY ENOUGH SO I GAVE HER OFF. THIS WAS A MISTAKE AND WHY DON'T I LISTEN TO MY DAMN ANTENNAS.

        "MAN YOU RUN A TIGHT SHIP " - A GIRL SAYS THIS TO ME OUTSIDE AND I EXPLAIN TO BANDS LOADING AND UNLOADING PROCEDURES. OH , AND CHRIST SHE WAS SUPER HOT.

        A CAR IS PARKED OUT FRONT OF THE NAIL. I MEAN LITERALLY BY THE FRONT DOOR.  I THOUGHT IT WAS A MOM OF A BAND. AFTER 3 MINUTES I WALK OVER AND ASK IF SHE NEEDS HELP. SHE TELLS ME HER CAR BROKE DOWN. I GATHER 8 BAND MEMBERS INSTANTLY AND WE STOP TRAFFIC AND PUSH THE CAR INTO OUR NEIGHBOR'S MECHANIC SHOP ACROSS THE STREET. GOOD DEED DONE.

        SO HAPPY WHEN ANOTHER DOORMAN AND BARTENDER CAME IN.  THE NIGHT IS ROLLING ALONG PERFECTLY. EVEN A FRIEND DROPPED OFF A TOILET SEAT FOR ME. I INSTALLED THAT AND ALL IS GOOD. I DID FORGET TO FIX THE BATHROOM DOOR LOCK THOUGH.

        WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ?  I SEE WHITE POWDER ALL OVER THE GROUND RIGHT BY MY MOTORCYCLE. I AM LOOKING UP AND ALONG THE WALLS AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL THIS SUBSTANCE IS.  THAN.......BAND MEMBERS COME OUT. THEY PROCEED TO SMOTHER THEIR BLACK TEE-SHIRTS WITH POOL TABLE CAULK. THE MIST GOES ALL OVER MY BIKE. WHAT THE FUCK ?  I JUST ROLLED WITH IT AND WHEN THEY STARTED THEIR SET I GOT A CLEAN RAG AND WIPED DOWN MY BIKE 3 TIMES.  I ALSO GOT SOME NICE COMPLIMENTS ON THE BIKE TOO.

        GOT TO SEE 2 SUPER COOL PUPPIES.

        I ROLL HOME BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY.  IT WAS NICE TO LEAVE EARLY AND GO HANG WITH WHEELS. WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF " JESSICA JONES " AND THEY WERE EXCELLENT.

        THAN MY PHONE GOES OFF AT 11PM........." WE NEED HELP !! ". I TURN ON MY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ON AND A BUS PULLS UP AND UNLOADS A TON OF MUSIC FANS.  THE NAIL HIT CAPACITY AND I CALL A 2ND LOCAL BARTENDER. IT WAS SOOOOOOO AWESOME SHE ANSWERED HER PHONE AND WAS AT THE NAIL IN 15 MINUTES.  200 PEOPLE SLAMMED THE NAIL TONIGHT.

        I WATCHED THE CAMERAS AND I SEE A FLOOD OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE AND IN THE NAIL. THERE HAD TO BE 70 PEOPLE OUT-FRONT AND ANOTHER 130 INSIDE. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE AND I WAS THINKING MAYBE MY GOOD DEED OF MOVING THAT CAR HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH  IT. MAN THE BARTENDERS WERE RUNNING AND THE DOORMAN WAS SWAMPED.

        THEY HANDLED THE RUSH PERFECTLY.

        WHEELS AND I WATCH A LITTLE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AND IT WAS OFF TO BED. WHAT A DAY......AND NIGHT.

        SUNDAY      7 - 16 - 17

        NO BATHING SUIT ?  NOPE.......GET ONE. 

        ON ANOTHER SUBJECT , IS THAT A BABY ?

        TURNED OUT TO BE A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT.

        IT WAS HOT BUT I DECIDED TO WORK OUTSIDE  FOR ALITTLE BIT.  THE PUP JOINED ME AND BOTH OF US TRIED TO STAY IN THE SHADE.

        CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN............SOMETHING FOR THE NAIL.

        SATURDAY NIGHT'S NUMBERS RANK IN THE TOP 10 OF ALL TIME AT THE NAIL. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE AND IT WAS EVEN BETTER TO GET SO MANY THANK YOU'S VIA FACEBOOK AND EMAILS.

        WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST TAKE A RIDE TO THE SWIM CLUB. IT WAS A GLORIOUS DAY AND THE WATER WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.  OUR CLUB IS TUCKED AWAY AMONGST A BEVY OF TREES AND NOT VISIBLE FROM ANY STREET......I KINDA LIKE THAT.......NOBODY CAN SEE MY FATNESS.       OH , AT THE VERY END , I SAID I AM GOING TO USE THE DIVING BOARD. MY FIRST " DIVE " WAS WALKING OFF THE BOARD. I WAS AFRAID TO BOUNCE AND BREAK THE DIVING BOARD. MY 2ND " DIVE " WAS A CAN OPENER. I TOLD MY YOUNGEST I WILL TRY TO GET WHEELS WET WHO WAS 75 YARDS AWAY. I BOUNCED ON THE BOARD AND DID THE PERFECT CAN OPENER. THE PERCUSSION I FELT WHEN I HIT THE WATER WAS LIKE AN IMPLOSION OF AN ATOM BOMB.  WHEN I SURFACED MY KID WAS LAUGHING , WHEELS WAS SHAKING HER HEAD , AND A GUY WAS GIGGLING. MY SPLASH WENT THE WRONG WAY AND HIT 11 FAMILIES AND A LIFE GUARD IN A 12 FOOT HIGH STAND.

        THE SWIM CLUB PART II - WE ARRIVE AND OUR YOUNGEST STARTS READING A BOOK. THIS IS A GOOD THING. I ASK FOR US TO GO IN THE WATER AND SHOOT BASKETBALLS. WE ARE ONLY HERE ABOUT 45 MINUTES. THE KID TELLS ME SHE DOES NOT WANT TO GO IN THE WATER.

        ELDEST DELIVERS BATHING SUIT AND ME AND MY YOUNGEST HAVE FUN SWIMMING , JOKING , AND SHOOTING HOOPS.  WHEELS JOINS IN TOO.  

        BACK HOME OUR ELDEST MAKES DINNER FOR US. PRETTY GOOD CHICKEN CUTLETS , VERY GOOD MAC / CHEESE USING BOW TIES , AND NOT SO GOOD STRING BEANS FROM OUR GARDEN.  I REALLY HAVE TO GOOGLE OR ASK MY PARENTS A GOOD RECIPE FOR STRING BEANS.

        OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE WE THOUGHT TONIGHT WOULD BE SLOW BUT IT TURNED OUT FUN AND THE MUSIC WAS GOOD TOO.

        SO , I MOVE THE BANDS WITH PERFECTION. EVERYONE IS PLAYING , HAVING FUN , AND BRINGING THEIR BABIES IN.

        WAIT ? DID YOU SAY BABY ? THE BAND " CARPOOL PARTY " I REALLY LIKED. THE 2 PIECE OF A YOUNG HUSBAND AND WIFE WERE VERY NICE. THE GIRL WAS VERY EASY ON THE EYES TOO. I EVEN POSTED A PICTURE OF THEM ON FACEBOOK.  THEY ARE UNLOADING EQUIPMENT AND I NOTICE THEY HAVE A 6 MONTH OLD BABY. THEY SAY A BABY SITTER OR SOMETHING IS FAR AWAY BUT THE BABY COULD STAY IF I MAKE IT A NON-SMOKING NIGHT. I LOVE NO SMOKING NIGHTS SO I OBLIGED THEM. THEY THANKED ME 20 TIMES.

        I RE-ARRANGED THE LINE-UP BETTER TO ACCOMMODATE THE TOURING BAND FROM SOUTH CAROLINA.........." CARPOOL PARTY ".  THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO GO ON LAST BUT IF WE DID THAT ALL THE LOCALS AND BANDS WERE ROLL HOME. I PUT THEM ON 3RD AND IT WORKED OUT PERFECTLY.  THEY THANKED ME 20 MORE TIMES.

        SO WHAT OR WHERE DO WE PUT THE BABY DURING THEIR SET ?  MOM GIVES BABY A FULL BOOB FULL OF MOTHER'S MILK. THE KID KNOCKS OUT FOR 3 HOURS LIKE NOTHING.  THEY PLACE THE KID IN A CAR SEAT AND IN THE CORNER OF THE BAR.  I AM VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS SO I TELL THEM I WILL SIT WITH THE KID DURING THEIR SET.  THEY THANK ME 20 MORE TIMES.

        WHAT WAS IRONIC. THE NEXT BAND PLAYED AND DURING ONE SONG THE LEAD SINGER PUT ON A GIANT CRYING BABY FACE MASK.

        BANDS RE-LOAD AND THE NIGHT WAS OVER. IT WAS FUN , PEOPLE WERE COOL , AND I ENJOYED A PUMPKIN MARTINI WITH WHIP CREAM TO END THE NIGHT.

        A BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE RIDE HOME TO END THE EVENING.  AT HOME I MAKE A COCKTAIL , WATCH SOME TV , AND HEAD TO BED.  IT WAS A GOOD DAY.

        MONDAY        7 - 17 - 17

        IF IT WASN'T FOR BAD LUCK........I HAVE NO LUCK AT ALL.

        OIL LIGHT ON ?  OK , LET'S NOT TELL DAD OR MOM FOR A MONTH.   OUR JEEP IS NOW TRASHED. I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH AND AGAIN A JUNKYARD IS OFFERING US $75 - $200. 

        OH , ONE MORE THING JUST TO STICK IT TO ME A LITTLE MORE. I FILLED THE GAS TANK AND OIL CRANK CASE. BRAND NEW OIL AND GAS.............WASTED.

        OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE ONE HIP HOP ARTIST SHOWED UP TONIGHT. THE PROMOTER AND THE OTHERS NEVER SHOWED.  HE WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER NOR I.  I SENT OUR BARTENDER HOME AND I ROLLED OUT BY 10PM.

        AT HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH SEASON 7 OPENER " GAME OF THRONES ".  IT WAS ALOT OF SETTING UP PLOT LINES BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT LIKE ASS.........AGAIN.

        TUESDAY        7 - 18 - 17

        WE'RE HERE FOR THE PAJAMA PARTY.............

        THE HEAT IS HITTING US AGAIN. ANOTHER HEAT WAVE , THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY SUCKS ABOUT THE SUMMER.

        SCRAMBLING FOR A CAR. SO HERE ARE SOME OPTIONS WE ARE LOOKING AT SINCE OUR JEEP IS NOW DEFUNCT : ( SOME VERY GOOD HOOK-UPS BY THE WAY VIA FACEBOOK AND THE NAIL FRIENDS )

        - REPLACE ENGINE - GOT A PRICE FOR AN ENGINE OF $600 AT A JUNKYARD.

        - MECHANIC TO INSTALL ENGINE - $600 ( INCLUDES ALL FLUIDS LIKE OIL , BRAKE , STEERING , ETC. )

          * OUR MECHANIC GAVE ME A PRICE OF $2500 *

        - BUY THE SAME JEEP FOR $1200. THIS WOULD BE THE SAME COST TO REPLACE THE ENGINE.

        - FOUND SEVERAL CARS VIA CRAIGSLIST , CARMAX , CAR GURUS , CARS.COM , FACEBOOK , CARSENSE , AND SOME OTHERS.

        SO WE GOT THE BALL ROLLING WITH CONTACTING JUNKYARDS AND MECHANICS. TOMORROW I WILL VISIT THEM AND KEEP THIS BALL ROLLING. WE ALSO HAVE TO THINK OF OUR YOUNGEST WHO WILL NEED A CAR SOON TOO.

        OFF TO THE NAIL ON THE MOTORCYCLE. A BEAUTIFUL RIDE.

        PREP FOR THE NAIL , HAD A GOOD TIME WITH THE BARTENDER , GOOD MUSIC , PHENOMENAL SOLO GUITAR PLAYER , ALL BAND MEMBERS  WERE COOL.  FOR A TUESDAY NIGHT IT WAS PRETTY CHILL BUT FUN.  I MOVED THE BANDS EFFICIENTLY AND WORKED WITH THEM.

        BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A NICE RIDE HOME ON THE BIKE AND A COUPLE OF DRINKS. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

        CLOSE TO 1AM AND I HEAR MOVEMENT OUTSIDE OUR FRONT DOOR.  3 PEOPLE KNOCK AND OUR DOG GOES BALLISTIC. I SEE A CAR OUT FRONT ON OUR STREET TOO. I FIGURE THAT WAS A PARENT. I SLIDE THE WINDOW UP AND PEER OUT AND SEE 3 KIDS DRESSED IN PAJAMAS.  THERE IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY , A WHITE GIRL , AND A KID THAT I THINK HAS EPILEPSY. ALL OF THEM ARE ABOUT 12-14 YEARS OLD. I SAY THROUGH THE WINDOW , " CAN I HELP YOU ? ".  THE GIRL RESPONDS , " WE ARE HERE FOR THE PAJAMA PARTY ".  I REPLY , " HEY GUYS , YOU HAVE THE WRONG ADDRESS. " THE GIRL IS POLITE AND SAYS , " OH , SORRY FOR BOTHERING YOU THIS LATE SIR.  THIS WAS THE ADDRESS WE WERE GIVEN ON FACEBOOK. "  BOTH KIDS HELP THE EPILEPTIC BOY DOWN OUR STEPS TOWARDS THE WAITING CAR.  THE BOY SEEMED REALLY DISAPPOINTED.  HE KINDA CRIED OUT WITH DESPAIR AND FELL ALITTLE BIT BY OUR FRONT DOOR STEPS BUT THE OTHER 2 KIDS HELP HIM UP.  ABOUT 5 MINUTES LATER , LOCAL POLICE WERE ALL OVER OUR STREET AND INTERVIEWED THE KIDS AND THE PARENT IN THE CAR. THIS WAS DEFINITELY WEIRD BUT THE ONLY THING I WAS THINKING WAS...........WHY COULDN'T IT BE 3 HOT FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENTS IN PAJAMAS BANGING ON MY DOOR AT 1AM ?

        WEDNESDAY       7 - 19 - 17

        COULD A JUNKYARD WORK ?........WE'LL SEE.

        DROVE WHEELS TO WORK SINCE WE ARE SHORT A CAR. ON THE WAY I SEE A NEIGHBOR PUT OUT A FAIR AMOUNT OF KITCHEN CABINETS. I SAY TO WHEELS , " HMMMM......OUR RENTAL COULD USE AN UPGRADE. " BY THE TIME I RETURNED HOME THE CABINETS WERE GONE. SOMEONE ELSE HAD THE SAME IDEA.

        THIS MORNING I TRAVELED TO THE PITS OF PHILADELPHIA........" DEALERSHIP ROW " ON ESSINGTON AVENUE. THIS IS A VERY INDUSTRIAL AREA AND SUPER DEPRESSING.  ON ONE SIDE YOU HAVE ONE MILE LONG OF CAR DEALERSHIPS. I SO SHOULD OF TRAVELED TO HERE TO BUY OUR LATEST CAR BUT WAS RELUCTANT BECAUSE OF THE AREA. IT IS TOUGH , DIRTY , AND LOOKS LIKE THE SET OF THE MOVIE " SIN CITY ".  BUT , THERE ARE SOME GOOD THINGS.

        I HAD TO TRAVEL TO A JUNKYARD AND A MECHANIC SHOP RECOMMENDED FROM A FRIEND. I TOOK MY YOUNGEST AS A CO-PILOT AND I AM GLAD I DID. SHE GOT TO SEE THE UNDER BELLY OF PHILLY AND I NEEDED A G.P.S. NAVIGATOR & PHOTOGRAPHER. FIRST STOP WAS THE JUNKYARD.

        IS YOUR JEEP BETTER THAN OURS ? 

        OUR LOCAL MECHANIC SAID IT WOULD COST $2500 FOR LABOR TO INSTALL A NEW ENGINE TO OUR JEEP. THAT IS A LABOR ONLY PRICE.  I STARTED A LARGE INTERNET SEARCH FOR CARS BUT THIS JUNKYARD OPTION COULD WORK.  WE FOUND A JEEP SIMILAR TO OURS AND THE SAME ENGINE.  THE JUNKYARD REP EVEN SAID HIS JEEP MAY BE BETTER THAN OURS.  JUNK.........YARD........BETTER...........I GIGGLED. HE DIDN'T.

        WE DRIVE ALONG " DEALERSHIP ROW " AND IT IS MODERN WITH NEW BUILDINGS. THE OTHER SIDE IS JUNKYARDS AND SMELLS OF ASS. WE ENTER THE JUNKYARD AND THE GUY I MEET IS COOL. HE SHOWS US HIS JEEP. WE HAVE 2 OPTIONS : 1 - BUY HIS JEEP FOR $1200 OR 2 - BUY THE ENGINE FOR $600.  MY YOUNGEST TAKES PICTURES WHILE GIGGLING. HIS JEEP IS HORRIBLE. THE DECISION IS QUICK. BUY THE ENGINE.  HE STARTS THE JEEP AND IT RUNS NICE. THE ENGINE LOOKS CLEAN. NEXT STEP WAS TO LET THE MECHANIC RIGHT NEXT DOOR SEE IT.

        A JUNKYARD REP DRIVES US ABOUT 100 YARDS TO C & B AUTO.  A GUY NAMED " CHU " IS SUPER COOL.  HE WANTS US TO LET THE ENGINE RUN FOR 30 MORE MINUTES.  WE GO TO LUNCH AT A VERY NICE CHILI'S. OH , BY THE WAY , THE LITTLE COMPUTER ON YOUR CHILI'S TABLE CHARGES $1.99 TO PLAY THEIR INTERNET GAMES.  WE DID WIN AGAINST 5 OTHER TABLES IN A TRIVIA CONTEST WITH ANIMALS.

        WE DID DRIVE AROUND A BIT TO FIND THE CHILI'S RESTAURANT. LET ME TELL YOU MY KID REALLY GOT TO SEE SOME OF THE MODEST AREAS OF PHILLY.  WE HAD A WONDERFUL LUNCH AND I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND WITH THIS KID. WE EVEN RAN LATE SO I CALLED THE JUNKYARD TO BRING THEIR JEEP BACK OVER TO THE MECHANIC. THE JEEP WAS NOW RUNNING MORE THAN 30 MINUTES.

        WE RETURN TO THE MECHANIC AND HE LIKES THE ENGINE.  WE SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK AND HE ONLY CHARGES $600 ( WITH ALL FLUIDS !! ) TO INSTALL THE ENGINE. REMEMBER OUR MECHANIC AT HOME WANTED $2500 ? MECHANIC " CHU " ALSO TALKED TO US AND EXPLAINED SOME THINGS. HE WAS OVER THE TOP SUPER COOL. OUR MECHANIC SAID WE COULD DRIVE OUR JEEP TO ESSINGTON AVENUE. CHU SUGGESTED GETTING IT TOWED AND NOT DAMAGING THE TRANSMISSION. I WILL LISTEN TO CHU.

        WE RETURN TO THE JUNKYARD AND I PUT A DOWN PAYMENT ON THE ENGINE BUT I WANT TO SEE THE ENGINE ONE MORE TIME. I NOTICE THE GUY DOES NOT FOLLOW ME OUT AND I SAY TO MY KID , " DAMN, I WANTED HIM TO COME OUTSIDE SO I CAN HAGGLE WITH HIM. WE PURPOSELY WAIT A MINUTE OR TWO AND HE DOES COME OUTSIDE. " I TRY A LITTLE HAGGLING BUT THERE WAS NO WIGGLE ROOM. I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH A $600 ENGINE.  MY KID GIGGLES AS I TRIED TO HAGGLE. MECHANIC CHU TOLD ME TO LOOK-OUT FOR ELECTRICAL ISSUES. I RETURNED TO THE JUNKYARD AND TRIED TO USE THAT " ISSUE " TO HAGGLE WITH. IT DID NOT WORK. WE GET IN THE CAR TO HEAD HOME AND MY KID SAYS , " DID YOU USE THE ELECTRICAL THING TO TRY TO HAGGLE ? " . I REPLY , " VERY GOOD MY YOUNG JEDI. "

        SO FOR $1200 WE WILL RESURRECT OUR JEEP WHICH IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  NOW , WILL THE JUNKYARD ENGINE AND " CHU " THE MECHANIC HOLD UP ON THEIR END ? WE WILL SEE.

        WE DECIDE TO USE A TOW TRUCK TO GET OUR JEEP TO THE MECHANIC'S SHOP IN ESSINGTON. I AM FIGURING AT LEAST $250 SINCE LAST TIME WE USED A TOW TRUCK THE GUY CHARGED US $50 TO TOW IT 1 BLOCK.  WELL , USING THE JUNKY YARD AGAIN THEY GIVE ME A PRICE OF $85.  OUR INSURANCE PAYS $50. SO THE TOTAL COST TO HAVE OUR JEEP TOWED TO THE ANALS OF PHILLY............$35.

        BACK HOME WE CHILL AND I TRY TO REST.

        IN A COUPLE OF HOURS IT IS OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND BARTEND FOR THE NIGHT. I GOT A TON OF PHONE CALLS DONE , SET-UP & MADE LISTS , FIXED SOME THINGS , CLEANED SOME THINGS , AND ENDURE A VERY VERY ANNOYING GUY. HE WAS SO GOD DAMN ANNOYING I MAY FLAG HIM JUST FOR BEING ANNOYING.

        OH , ONE GUY CALLED FROM CRAIGSLIST ABOUT A CAR I INQUIRED ABOUT. HE LIED ABOUT HIS CAR AND WHERE THE CAR WAS LOCATED. IT TOOK SECONDS FOR ME TO SAY NO.

        BACK HOME I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH A LIBATION AND FALL ASLEEP IN MINUTES ON THE COUCH.

        OH , ONE MORE THING , A NEWS REPORT SAID A COYOTE WAS SPOTTED IN THE VILLANOVA AREA AND FOR RESIDENTS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT WHEN LETTING THEIR PETS OUT AT NIGHT LIKE CATS AND DOGS. THESE ANIMALS ARE TWICE THE SIZE OF FOXES. I FEEL OUR DOG IS TOO BIG FOR A COYOTE TO MESS WITH BUT ONE NEVER KNOWS. I AM SURE A COYOTE WOULD WANT SOMETHING IN THE SMALLER 5 - 15 POUND RANGE...........LIKE MY NEIGHBORS IRRITATING LITTLE " ALWAYS BARKING " DOG THAT BARKS WHEN I OPEN MY METAL MAILBOX FROM ACROSS THE STREET.  YEAH , I BET HE BE TASTY TO A COYOTE.

        THURSDAY        7 - 20 - 17

        IT'S NOT OFTEN BIG DADDY SINGS LED ZEPPELIN ON STAGE WITH A STRANGER.

        THE HEAT IS ON AND THERE IS NO BREAK IN THE FUTURE. I HAVE OUTDOOR PROJECTS BUT I AM PUTTING THEM OFF UNTIL THE HEAT BREAKS A LITTLE BIT.

        O.J. SIMPSON GETS PAROLED. I DON'T THINK HE DESERVED 33 YEARS FOR TRYING TO GET HIS FAMILY AND PERSONAL ITEMS BACK. MOST LIKELY HE GOT THAT AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE MURDERS BACK IN THE 90'S.  TO ME , HE WAS GUILTY. BUT FOR THIS ROBBERY THING ......9 YEARS WAS ENOUGH. I STILL THINK HE SHOULD BE BEHIND BARS THOUGH.  OH , THE FAMILY OF NICOLE SIMPSON HAVE NOT RECEIVED ONE PENNY IN RESTITUTION EVEN THOUGH THEY WON THAT IN COURT.

        SPEAKING OF COURT. EVERY TIME I SEE ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE COURT SYSTEM I CRINGE ON HOW I SHIT THE BED DURING OUR ARBITRATION LAST MONTH.  I WAS SO UNPREPARED AND I THOUGHT ARBITRATION WAS A RULING TO SEE IF THIS CASE WOULD GO TO JURY LIKE THE LAST ONE. NO ONE TOLD ME THIS SO I TREATED IT LIKE " WHEN THIS GOES TO COURT WE WILL COME AT YOU WITH GUNS BLAZING " , PLUS OUR ATTORNIES WERE NOT PREPARED. OVER AND OVER I GO THROUGH WHAT I SHOULD OF SAID TO STRENGTHEN OUR CASE.  IT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT AND GIVES ME SO MUCH PAIN DURING THE DAY TO EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. THE NAIL WAS ON A ROLL AND NOW I HAVE TO DEAL THE REPERCUSSIONS.

        LEAD SINGER OF LINKIN PARK HANGS HIMSELF. MULTI MILLIONAIRE , 6 KIDS , AND 2 WIVES..........THIS MENTAL HEALTH THING IS SO SERIOUS BUT DAMN NO ONE SAW THIS COMING.  C'MON..........MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LOVED HIM. I TRY TO THINK OF MY KIDS WHEN DAYS ARE BAD WHICH HAS BEEN PLENTY LATELY. THERE HAD TO BE SOMEONE WHO COULD OF HELPED HIM.

        THE NEWS IS PRETTY DAMN DEPRESSING. MAYBE I SHOULD STOP WATCHING CNN & OAN ALL DAY.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND BARTEND. WE ACTUALLY HAD A NICE LITTLE CROWD FOR GHOST OPEN MIC. I EVEN SUNG A ZEPPELIN SONG WITH A STRANGER. A FAIR AMOUNT OF MUSICIANS WERE GOOD AND SOME MAYBE NOT SO GOOD BUT I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THEM ALL. EVEN OUR DOORMAN GOT UP AND SHREDDED SOME SONGS TO BACKING TRACKS. I ENJOYED IT.

        LATE NIGHT AND I LET THE DOORMAN CLOSE THE BAR. I WAS TIRED AND READY TO HEAD HOME.

        I WATCH SOME TV AND EAT & DRINK TOO MUCH.  DAMN THE LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES CRUSH ME.

        OFF TO BED AND DREAMT ABOUT PICKING UP QUARTERS AND BOLTS OFF A PARKING LOT. I ALSO HAD A DREAM ABOUT BUYING A HUGE HOUSE IN CALIFORNIA. THE ROOMS WERE BIG AND THE MAIN ROOM HAD WOODEN FLOORS. IT WAS THE SIZE OF A ROLLING RINK AND ALL THE WINDOWS HAD MOUNTAIN SCENERY.

        FRIDAY            7 - 21 - 17

        THE GIRL WAS SHAKING AND NERVOUS AND BEGAN TO CRY......IT WAS MY 2ND GOOD DEED OF THE DAY. I HOPE KARMA WAS WATCHING. I SURE COULD USE SOME.

        OFF TO THE NAIL ......SO MANY TIMES.  BUT , EACH TIME I TOOK MY MOTORCYCLE WHICH WAS NICE.

        EARLY MORNING I MEET OUR SODA/BEER TECHNICIAN. BEER DELIVERY NEVER SHOWS SO I TAKE ON A PROJECT OF FIXING OUR WALK-IN FREEZER DRAIN. THIS WAS NOT A FUN PROJECT AND I DID SOME MACGUYVERING AS ALWAYS. BEER DELIVERY STILL DOESN'T' SHOW.  I HEAD BACK HOME.

        DO SOME COMPUTER WORK AND THE CELL PHONE GOES OFF.   I MEET THE BEER DELIVERY GUYS AND STOCK A TON OF NEW VICTORY BEERS LIKE SUMMER LOVE , GOLDEN MONKEY , HOP DEVIL , AND DIRTWOLF. WE ALSO GOT A NEW BEER CALLED BELL'S OBERON.

        BACK HOME I CHILL FOR ALITTLE BIT.  WHEELS DOES A GIRLS WEEKEND AND MY YOUNGEST HAS A FRIEND STOP OVER FOR A SLEEPOVER.

        ELDEST HAS 3 JOBS TODAY. IT BE A LONG DAY AND NIGHT FOR HER BUT THE KID MADE SOME MONEY BIG TIME.

        I ROLL TO THE NAIL AGAIN TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT , BE A DOORMAN , BARTEND , AND RUN A SHOW. OUR ELDEST WAS BARTENDING AND COULDN'T GET HERE UNTIL 10PM. THAT 10PM TURNED INTO 10:30PM AND MAN I WAS RUNNING.  IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT.

        SO MY ELDEST AND I WERE BARTENDING TOGETHER. I WAS PLAYING WITH ALL THE PATRONS AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE SOME OLD FRIENDS STOP IN. ONE CUTE GIRL GOES TO ORDER A BEER FROM MY ELDEST. I PUT MY HEAD ON MY ELDEST SHOULDER AND SAY , " CAN I HELP YOU ? "  SO NOW IT LOOKS LIKE OUR BARTENDER HAS 2 HEADS. I PLAY WITH HER ORDER AND THE GIRL IS CONFUSED BUT GIGGLING. THAN I SAY TO THE FEMALE PATRON , " HOW DO YOU THINK I KNOW THIS BARTENDER ? "  SHE REPLIES , " I DON'T KNOW. " I SAY , " PICTURE I HAD LONG RED HAIR AND SHE HAS A MOUSTACHE. " RIGHT IN SYNC MY KID THROWS HER HAIR OVER MY HEAD. SO NOW MY HEAD IS ON HER SHOULDERS WITH HER RED HAIR OVER MY BALDNESS.  THE GIRL STILL DOES NOT KNOW BUT A FRIEND WHISPERS TO HER , " IT'S HIS DAUGHTER ". SHE YELLS OUT , " OH !!!! NOW I GET IT !! THAT'S SO FUNNY !!! ".

        ALL NIGHT I PLAYED AND MADE CUSTOMERS LAUGH AND HAVE FUN. THE DOORMAN AND I  RAN A TIGHT SHOW TONIGHT EVEN THOUGH THE BANDS HAD ENOUGH EQUIPMENT TO PLAY CITIZEN'S BANK PARK.

        GOOD TO SEE AN OLD SOFTBALL BUDDY AND AN ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE GIRL WHO SAID TO ME ," HI CHRIS , DO YOU REMEMBER ME? I WAS YOUR BARTENDER DOWN AT SPORTS SALOON. " NOW THIS GIRL IS IN HER 40'S AND LOOKS VERY GOOD.....BLONDE , NICE BODY , AND BLUE EYES.........JUST ADORABLE AND I SAY , " UHMM.....I AM SO SORRY BUT WASN'T THAT 20 YEARS AGO ? I CAN'T REMEMBER WHY I GO UP A FLIGHT OF STEPS NOWADAYS. " SHE GIGGLES AND INTRODUCES HERSELF AND SHE IS A LEAD SINGER IN A BAND SO HER BAND WILL PLAY THE NAIL.

        I ROLL HOME AND LET MY KID CLOSE WITH THE DOORMAN.  IT WAS LATE NIGHT AND I WAS HURTING FROM BEING AT THE NAIL FOR 16 HOURS.

        I WIND DOWN AT HOME WITH 2 NEW BEERS AND HEAD TO BED.

        OH , ALL THE TIPS I MADE UNTIL 10:30PM.....GAVE THEM TO THE BARTENDER.  THE KID WAS QUITE HAPPY WHEN HUGGING ME. I DID DO A TEST. I TOLD HER , " CAN I HAVE MY TIPS FROM THE BASKET PLEASE ? " NOW , IF SHE WAS GREEDY , AND ASKED TO KEEP THE MONEY.....I KEEP IT. IF SHE GIVES ME THE MONEY THAN I HAND IT BACK AND SAY , " YOU PAST THE TEST ". WELL , SHE PAST THE TEST AND I GAVE HER MY TIPS ( LIKE I ALWAYS DO )

        SPICER RESIGNS. OH SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE IS GOING TO HAVE A FIELD DAY FOR A COUPLE OF EPISODES.

        GOOD DEED 1 - THERE WAS A TRAVELING BAND AND I STARTED TALKING TO THEM. I OFFERED THEM MY BASEMENT WHICH IS LIKE A LITTLE APARTMENT IF THE LIKE TO CRASH THERE. MAN DID THEY APPRECIATE THAT BUT SAID THEY ALREADY HAD A HOTEL IN KING OF PRUSSIA.

        GOOD DEED 2 - EARLY EVENING........A NICE LOOKING WOMAN IN HER 30'S COMES INTO THE NAIL. SHE IS FUSSING WITH PAPERS AND EXPLAINING HOW SHE WANTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER. SHE JUST LOST HER MOM TO CANCER LAST MONTH AND IT HIT HARD.  EVEN WORSE SHE RAISED A GOAL NUMBER AND WAS ROBBED IN ARDMORE 3 DAYS AGO.  HER HANDS WERE SHAKING AS SHE EXPLAINED AND I TOLD HER , " YOUR HANDS ARE SHAKING.  NO NEED TO BE NERVOUS HERE. IT'S THE NAIL. I WILL HELP YOU IN ANYWAY I CAN. WE ALL LOSE FAMILY TO CANCER."  AFTER EVERYTHING I TELL HER , " WE WILL RAISE THE MONEY TONIGHT AND DO A 50/50 AND WHATEVER I CAN THINK OF. " THE GIRL BEGAN TO CRY. SHE HUGS ME FROM ACROSS THE BAR AND CRIES ON MY SHOULDER WHILE THANKING ME MULTIPLE TIMES. SHE HEADED OUT AND THANKED ME 10 MORE TIMES. METAL FANS RAISED THE MONEY WITH ME AND WE HIT THAT GOAL AGAIN. SHE CALLED ME 2 MORE TIMES TONIGHT JUST TO THANK ME AGAIN AND AGAIN. THE LAST PHONE CALL I SAID , " ALL GOOD KID IT WAS MY PLEASURE. GLAD WE COULD HELP. " I HANG UP THE PHONE AND LOOK UPWARDS AND SAY , " HEY KARMA , YOU SEE ANY OF THIS ?

        SATURDAY        7 - 22 - 17

        START MORNING BY CUTTING THE LAWN. USING A RIDING MOWER , PUSH MOWER , WEED WHACKER ( F'N LOVE MY NEW WHACKER !! ) , AND LEAF BLOWER I GOT THE WHOLE PROPERTY DONE INCLUDING A LITTLE WEEDING.  GLAD I DID BECAUSE THE RAIN WAS COMING.

        OFF TO THE SWIM CLUB WITH MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND. WATER AND I HAVE A SPECIAL KINSHIP.  WATER IS ALWAYS ASKING ME TO LIVE WITH HER. IN A PREVIOUS LIFE I WAS PROBABLY A WHALE , MANATEE , OR SOME LARGE SEA CREATURE WITH FLIPPERS.  IT WAS A REALLY FUN TIME AS WE PLAYED SOME GAMES AND GOT THE KIDS ICE-CREAM.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT AND ONE BY ONE SOME FORMER " KIDS " CAME IN. IT WAS FUN TO SEE THEM AND WE HAD SOME GOOD LAUGHS.

        WHILE DRIVING TO THE NAIL THE RAIN IS COMING DOWN HARD. BUT I SEE WHITE/BLUE SKIES DRIVING TOWARDS THE NAIL. I AM THINKING MAYBE IN 3 MILES THE RAIN HAS STOPPED IN ARDMORE AND IT WILL GIVE ME ALITTLE WINDOW OF TIME TO DO THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE SIGN FOR THE BANDS TONIGHT. I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND THE RAIN IS A HARD DRIZZLE. I RACE AND GET THE LADDER AND LETTER BOX. RUN OUTSIDE AND START THE SIGN. BUT IN SECONDS IT WAS POURING BIG TIME. I GRAB AN UMBRELLA AND FINISH THE ONE SIDE. I SAY TO MYSELF , " CHRIS , JUST WAIT 30 MINUTES AND SEE IF THE RAIN STOPS. I DIDN'T AND FINISHED THE ONE SIDE IN THE MONSOON. MY BACK AND ASS WAS COMPLETELY SOAKED BECAUSE ONE UMBRELLA CAN NOT COVER MY FAT BODY. I BE DRIER USING OUR DRINK UMBRELLAS.

        OH , 15 MINUTES LATER , THE SUN COMES OUT AND I FINISH THE OTHER SIDE ALONG WITH TAKING A PICTURE AND POSTING IT ON FACEBOOOK.  ALL THESE YEARS AND I STILL DON'T' LEARN.

        BOUGHT CHINESE FOOD FOR OUR YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND. IT WAS A GOOD CALL. I HAVE NOT HAD IT IN A WHILE AND IT WAS GOOD.

        TRIED A NEW SHOW ON NETFLIX CALLED " THE RANCH ". I LIKE THE FORMER " THAT 70'S SHOW " CHARACTERS AND EVEN THE OLD MAN SAM ELIOT AND DEBRA WINGER. I HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS SHOW BUT I WAS DISAPPOINTED RIGHT IN THE BEGINNING. WHAT WAS IT ? THAT FAKE " CANNED " AUDIENCE LAUGHTER.  I FELT LIKE I WAS WATCHING " THREE'S COMPANY " WITH THE STUDIO INPUT LAUGHING. I GAVE IT A CHANCE AND I ACTUALLY FELL ASLEEP HALFWAY THROUGH A 22 MINUTE SITCOM. MAYBE I WAS TOO TIRED. I WILL GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT TOMORROW.

        OFF TO BED WHERE THE PUP IS SPRAWLED OVER MY COMFORTER. I SNUGGLE AND PET WITH HER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. AFTER THAT , I IMMEDIATELY PASS OUT.

        90 MINUTES LATER THE DOG STARTS BARKING AND MY ELDEST COMES IN. SHE IS JOINED BY MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIEND. I HEAR GIGGLING AND THE DOG OPENS THE DOOR TO JOIN THEM.  WELP , THAT WAS A GOOD SLEEP UNINTERRUPTED.

        FALL BACK ASLEEP AND WAKE UP A COUPLE OF TIMES AND FINALLY GET OUT OF BED AROUND 6AM.

        ELDEST COMES IN WITH BOYFRIEND AROUND 8AM FROM A SLEEPOVER. WE TALK FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I DO NOT LIKE ANY OF MY DAUGHTER'S BOYFRIENDS BECAUSE OF THEY HAVE PENISES.

        SPEAKING OF " THE KIDS ".................FOR OVER A MONTH 2 " KIDS " WERE ARGUING. THEY WERE A COUPLE FOR A LONG TIME AND THE CONSTANT BICKERING ACTUALLY WAS BECOMING ENTERTAINING. WHETHER IT WAS ON FACEBOOK OR AT THE NAIL THE CONSTANT SOAP OPERA CONTINUED. THAN ONE DAY THE " KIDS " COME IN WITH WHEELS WHICH I THOUGHT WAS PECULIAR SINCE SHE NEVER HANGS WITH THEM.  I SAY , " HEY , WHAT'S GOING ON ? " ONE KID RESPONDS , " ALL THIS ARGUING WE ARE DOING WAS BECAUSE OF YOU. " I AM TOTALLY SURPRISED AND RESPOND , " HOW ? " WHEELS RESPONDS , " THEY READ YOUR BLOG EVERYDAY AND SEE HOW YOU ARE ALWAYS COMPLAINING AND ARGUING ABOUT THINGS. " I AM TOTALLY FLOORED THAT WHEELS WAS A PART OF THIS AND REPLY , " ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? WHO DO I ARGUE WITH ? I TRY TO WRITE FUNNY STUFF AND TRUE STORIES THAT HAPPENED TO ME OR YOU OR WHOEVER. " ONE KID LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS , " WELL , WE READ IT EVERY DAY AND YOU ARE ALWAYS ARGUING WITH PEOPLE SO WE DECIDED TO PLAY THIS PRANK ON YOU. " I LOOK AT WHEELS AND SAY SARCASTICALLY , " GOOD PRANK. " I WALK OUT OF THE NAIL , GET ON MY MOTORCYCLE , AND RACE OFF...............................................dream ends.

        WHEELS AND I HEAD TO A COUSINS PARTY IN CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA. AS WE ARE ENTERING A PERSON IN A WHEELCHAIR IS LEAVING WITH A FRIEND. THERE IS AN EXTENSION CORD ON THE GROUND AND THE WHEEL CHAIR AND THE PERSON KINDA GET HUNG UP ON IT. THE CORD GOES AROUND THE CORNER AND INTO THE KITCHEN. NO ONE CAN SEE US AND A PERSON WITH THE GUY IN THE WHEELCHAIR YELLS AROUND THE CORNER TO THE PEOPLE IN THE KITCHEN , " HEY , CAN SOMEONE PULL ON THE EXTENSION CORD ? IT IS STUCK ON A WHEEL ! " WE FEEL THE CORD PULL AND THE WHEEL IS RELEASED AS WE PASS THEM IN THE DOORWAY. I SAY TO THE PERSON ," CAN YOU ASK THEM TO PULL ON THE EXTENSION CORD ONE MORE TIME ? I WANT TO PLAY A LITTLE JOKE ON MY COUSINS." SO THE PERSON YELLS OUT , " PLEASE PULL HARDER ONE MORE TIME? THANKS !! " SO I GRAB THE EXTENSION CORD AND WHEN I FEEL A GOOD PULL I PRETEND TO BE PULLED LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER FROM A FISHING POLE.  I SLIDE ON MY BACK INTO THE KITCHEN AREA ON THE FLOOR AND SAY , " YO CUZ , MAN CAN YOU PULL THINGS. " I SEE MY COUSIN " T " SITTING ON A BARSTOOL AND HE ABSOLUTELY ROARS WITH LAUGHTER AS HE LOOKS DOWN ON THE FLOOR AT ME. THE REST OF THE COUSINS ROAR LAUGH WITH HIM. MY COUSIN " T " STILL LAUGHING SAYS , " IS THIS YOUR VACATION ? ....SLIDING ON FLOORS? " I REPLY ," YEP , THIS IS HOW I SEE THE UNDERBELLY OF PHILADELPHIA..........LITERALLY. "  AGAIN , HE ROAR LAUGHS ALONG WITH THE OTHER COUSINS AS I AM STILL ON THE FLOOR PRETENDING TO BE A CAUGHT FISH.  MY COUSIN " T " RESPONDS , " YOU HAVE TO FIND A BETTER PLACE TO VACATION AT "......................................................dream ends.

        SUNDAY          7 - 23 - 17

        I AM GOING TO WHISPER. IF YOU HEAR ME , YOU CAN GO WITH US.

        BEEN SEARCHING CRAIGSLIST AND STORES FOR A SMALL METAL CIRCLE TABLE. I JUST COULDN'T FIND ONE BUT THAN I THOUGHT .................WE HAVE ONE AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  NOW , HOW DO I GET IT HOME ?

        FUNNY HOW THINGS WORK OUT SOMETIMES.  AROUND 11:30AM I GET A CALL ON MY CELL PHONE.  IT IS THE FAMILY RENTING OUR HOME AND ABOUT TO LEAVE. THEY WERE HAVING TROUBLE SETTING THE SECURITY SYSTEM. IN SECONDS I HELP THEM  AND THAN I ASKED , " BY ANY CHANCE TO YOU USE THE BLUE ROUTE TO HEAD HOME ? " THE ANSWER WAS YES AND NOW THE BALL WAS ROLLING ON HOW TO GET THE METAL TABLE HOME.

        I TOLD MY YOUNGEST LAST NIGHT THAT I LIKE TO TAKE HER & A FRIEND TO BREAKFAST TOMORROW MORNING. MY ELDEST OVERHEARD AND INQUIRED , " HOW ABOUT ME ? ". I TOLD HER , " THERE IS NO WAY YOU WILL BE UP AT 11:30AM. "  SHE DENIES THE ACCUSATION AND WANTS IN SO I SAY , " I'LL TELL YOU WHAT. YOU'RE SLEEPING DOWN THE BASEMENT RIGHT ? " AT 11:29AM , I WILL CRACK THE BASEMENT DOOR OPEN ONE INCH AND WHISPER , YOU GUYS WANNA GO TO BREAKFAST ? IF YOU HEAR ME , YOU CAN GO. "  MY KID SLEEPS MORE THAN METHUSELAH SO I KNOW THERE IS NO WAY SHE WILL BE AWAKE.

        AT 11:30AM MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND START HEADING OUT THE DOOR FOR BREAKFAST. MY ELDEST WAS RIGHT IN LINE FOR SHE WAS SMART AND SET HER ALARM. SO NOW HER AND HER BOYFRIEND TAG ALONG. IT WAS ALL GOOD AND 5 OF US HEAD TO LLANERCH DINER.

        WE ARE DRIVING DOWN HAVERFORD ROAD TOWARDS HAVERTOWN.  I MUTTER A PRETTY VOCAL " HMMMMMMMMMMMM ". BOTH MY KIDS REACT QUICKLY AND SAY " NO !!! " THE BOYFRIEND AND THE OTHER FRIEND HAVE NO CLUE BUT MY KIDS DO............WE STOP AT THE NAIL FIRST TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

        OFF TO LLANERCH DINER WHERE THE BREAKFAST WAS VERY GOOD , OUR WAITRESS WAS SMOKING HOT , AND THE SERVICE WAS...........SO-SO.  I ENJOYED HANGING WITH ALL THE KIDS AND OF COURSE I MADE JOKES.

        OFF TO MARPLE SHOPPING CENTER TO MEET THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTERS IN A PARKING LOT. THEY WERE BRINGING MY TABLE HOME AND THE KIDS WENT TO WALMART TO SHOP.  I MET THE RENTERS AND THEY WERE SUPER COOL.  THEY ABSOLUTELY LOVED OUR HOME.  IT WAS THEIR 2ND TIME RENTING AND NOW THEY SAY THEY WANT TO RENT AGAIN IN FEBRUARY AND THAN NEXT YEAR AND THIS SAME TIME. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD.

        WE HEAD HOME AND I CLEAN AND SPRAY PAINT THE METAL TABLE FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. IT WILL BE A NICE FIT FOR THE NAIL.  I WILL BRING IT DOWN TOMORROW.

        I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST AND A FRIEND TO ANOTHER FRIEND'S HOUSE. I RETURN HOME TO JUST ME & THE DOG WHICH WAS KINDA COOL.  I MADE A REALLY GOOD COCKTAIL SAUCE AND ENJOYED EXTRA LARGE SHRIMP FOR DINNER. I HAD A HALF BOTTLE OF RED WINE AND WATCHED THE MOVIE " DOCTOR STRANGE ". I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD.

        ELDEST ASKS FOR A SLEEPOVER WITH A BUNCH OF FRIENDS AND A PUPPY.  MY YOUNGEST GETS PICKED UP LATE NIGHT BY MY ELDEST. SHE REALLY WANTS TO SEE THE PUPPY.  SO FRIENDS HANG OUT AND AT OUR HOME AND IT WAS COOL TO SEE SOME OF THE KIDS. 

        OH , ONE MORE THING , BEFORE I WENT TO BED MY ELDEST SAYS , " DAD , I BACKED THE NEW CAR INTO A BASKETBALL POLE IN A DRIVEWAY AT " M's "  HOUSE WHEN I WAS GETTING MY SISTER. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO POP IT RIGHT OUT. "

        THE NEXT MORNING I SAW THE DAMAGE. THAT WILL NOT BE A  " POPPER RIGHT OUT " JOB BY ANY MEANS.  JESUS , IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

        MONDAY       7 - 24 - 17

        50/50.

        TO THE NAIL TO MEET WITH OUR SODA TECH AGAIN. ANOTHER CO2 LEAK AND ANOTHER EXPENSIVE CANISTER RAN EMPTY.  WE FIND THE LEAK AND AGAIN FIX IT. IT WAS A BAD SEAL CONNECTION OF A MILLER LITE KEG.

        I ALSO MET WITH MERCURY AMUSEMENT.  THESE GUYS HAVE THE PULSE OF THE BAR & RESTAURANT SCENE.

        DRAIN ON OUR WALK-IN FRIDGE STILL NOT DRAINING. THIS TIME I HAD MY VAN AND 1000'S OF TOOLS. I SPENT 90 MINUTES TAKING EVERYTHING APART THAN SNAKING OUT THE HOSE LINE , MAKING A NEW CONNECTOR , AND CLEANING THE ENTIRE PAN. THIS WAS NOT A FUN JOB.

        PLACED THE NEWLY PAINTED TABLE OUTSIDE.  I AM HOPING THIS TABLE WITH ASHTRAYS WILL CUT DOWN PEOPLE THROWING CIGARETTE BUTTS ON THE GROUND BY 80%.

        WHEELS COMES HOME FROM A LONG WEEKEND WITH FRIENDS.  SHE IS LEGEND.

        YOUNGEST , A FRIEND , AND MYSELF DRIVE WHEELS TO THE AIRPORT. SHE WILL HEAD TO ANOTHER STATE ON BUSINESS FOR A DAY OR SO WHILE WE CONTINUE ON TO ANOTHER STATE OURSELVES.  IT WAS A LAST MINUTE DECISION BUT ALL OF US COLLECTIVELY DECIDED TO HEAD TO THE BEACH FOR THE DAY.

        MAKE GOOD TIME AND CHILL WITH FAMILY. WE PICK UP HOAGIES FOR EVERYONE. I ALSO STOP AT A LIQUOR/BEER STORE TO BUY A CASE OF BEER AND A BOTTLE OF LIQUOR. I PLACE A 50 DOLLAR BILL ON THE COUNTERTOP. THE GUY AT THE REGISTER SAYS , " THAT WILL BE $69 PLEASE".  I TOTALLY FORGOT EVERYTHING IS MARKED UP 50% FOR 3 MONTHS HERE.

        WE TAKE SOME FAMILY TO THE BEACH. THEY PLAY TAG , RACE EACH OTHER , AND WE DUG FOR SAND CRABS. IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE AND OUR 50/50 DECISION WAS A GOOD ONE.

        THE KIDS ALL PLAY CARDS AND THAN A QUICK DINNER.  IT WAS NICE TO SEE MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIEND PLAYING WITH THEIR YOUNGER NEPHEWS.

        OFF TO THE BOARDWALK FOR RIDES , GIGGLING , TAKING PICTURES , AND ICE CREAM. IT WAS FUN. THE PLACE WAS PACKED.  ONLY ONE DOWNER...........MANY RIDES WERE CLOSED.

        BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH SOME FAMILY. SOME LIBATIONS AND WE WATCH THE PHILLIES GET ABSOLUTELY SMOKED. OVERALL ,  IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT.

        TUESDAY        7 - 25 - 17

        WEATHER IS NOT THE BEST BUT IT WAS A GOOD DAY.

        BEING ON VACATION IS A GOOD THING. BUT , I THINK I PUT ON AN ANOTHER 20 POUNDS. MAN , GOTTA GO BACK TO EATING HEALTHIER.

        START MORNING UP EARLY AND PLAYING WITH YOUNG FAMILY. I HAD A GOOD TIME WATCHING THEM COMPETE IN A GAME OF " CONNECT 4 "

        BREAKFAST AND RAIN.  BUT BY EARLY AFTERNOON THE BEACH WAS READY FOR US.  IT ACTUALLY TURNED OUT TO BE AN OKAY  DAY.  WE PLAYED SOCCER AND BOCCI ON THE BEACH. THE KIDS WENT INTO THE OCEAN.

        SOON , THE BEERS WERE FLOWING AND JUST CHILLING ON A BEACH IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

        BY NIGHT WE HAD PIZZA AND WATCHED SOME SOCCER AND THE PHILLIES GET CRUSHED AGAIN.

        I TOOK A BUNCH OF KIDS TO GET ICE-CREAM. THEY WERE PRETTY FUNNY IN COMPETING AGAIN. ONE KID SAW HIS BROTHER HAD A BIGGER ICE-CREAM. THIS WAS NOT RIGHT TO HIM ON PRINCIPLE.  HE HAD A POINT. SO , I RE-ORDERED HIM A BIGGER ICE-CREAM TO MATCH. THE GIRL WORKERS AT THE ICE-CREAM SHOP WERE CRACKING UP LAUGHING AS I SAID JOKES AND RIGHTED THE SITUATION. ANOTHER KID I TRIED TO FEED ICE-CREAM VIA A SMALL SPOON. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY KID NOT WANT TO TOTALLY GO APE SHIT ON EATING IT. WE ALL LAUGHED AS THE KID JUST HELD HIS MOUTH OPEN BUT WOULD NOT CLAMP DOWN ON THE SPOON FULL OF VANILLA & CHOCOLATE WONDERFULNESS. IT WAS REALLY SOMETHING TO SEE.  ALL THE KIDS AND AGAIN THE GIRLS AT THE ICE-CREAM SHOP WERE GIGGLING.

        BACK TO THE HOUSE AND MORE FAMILY ROLLED IN.  WE PLAYED A PRETTY COOL GAME OF WRITING DOWN A FAMOUS PERSON'S NAME AND THAN YOU WOULD HAVE TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO WROTE THE FAMOUS NAME.  WE ALSO PLAYED A KNOCKED DOWN ( PG ) VERSION OF " CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY ".  BY MIDNIGHT I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

        IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT AND I ONLY WOKE UP 3 TIMES. I GUESS THAT IS GOOD.

        WEDNESDAY     7 - 26 - 17

        CHARITY & DOING THE RIGHT THING , LOSS OF ANOTHER CO2 TANK , GETTING CAUGHT AGAIN , AND YELLING AT A PATRON..........YEAH I WAS KINDA PISSED AND YET ANOTHER NORMAL DAY.

        UP EARLY , MORNING BREAKFAST , AND IT WAS OFF TO THE HIGHWAY. IT WAS CUTE AS MY NEPHEWS ASKED ME 100 TIMES TO STAY. I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY NICE AND IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD THEY ENJOYED HANGING WITH ME FOR A COUPLE DAYS. I ALSO ENJOYED TALKING WITH MY YOUNGEST AND HER FRIEND THE WHOLE RIDE. WE LISTENED TO 21 PILOTS THE ENTIRE RIDE WHICH WAS OKAY WITH ME.

        CATCHING THE KID - I NEVER TELL MY ELDEST WHEN I AM COMING HOME FROM A MINI-VACATION. WELP , THE KID GOT CAUGHT AGAIN FOR THROWING A SMALL PARTY. 

        TRUMP MAKES A LAW THAT NO TRANSGENDER WILL SERVE FOR THE UNITED STATES.  THERE ARE CURRENTLY 6,000 TRANSGENDER IN OUR WHOLE MILITARY. THE BEST QUOTE ON FACEBOOK FROM A FRIEND I SAW WAS , " IRONY - WHEN A TRANSGENDER HAS THE " BALLS " TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR PRESIDENT DOESN'T. "

        WE ARRIVE HOME TO UNLOAD AND SEE MANY SIGNS OF MY KID THROWING A PARTY. SHE ALSO TOOK OFF OF WORK WHICH IS ANOTHER SIGN OF A LONG PARTY THE NIGHT BEFORE.

        YOUNGEST HAS FRIENDS OVER AND A SLEEPOVER. I ORGANIZE MY ROOM WHICH WAS PRETTY BAD. I AM GLAD I DID.  IT SUCKS SLEEPING WITH PILES OF CLOTHES AND 2 PLASTIC BINS ON YOUR BED.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO FIND MY CO2 CANISTER IS EMPTIED AGAIN. OUR SODA TECH AND BEER TECH WILL MEET WITH ME TOMORROW. THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING AND I WILL COME UP WITH A BACKUP PLAN AFTER TOMORROW........SHUT OFF CO2 BEFORE LEAVING EVERY NIGHT.

        FIX AND STOCK AND CLEAN. I SETTLE IN ON MY COMPUTER AND THAN 2 GUYS WALK IN. I WAS NOT IN A GOOD MOOD SO I CONFRONTED ONE OF THEM. I SAID TO HIM ," DO YOU REMEMBER THE LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE ? " HE SAID LAST WEEK ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  I REPLY , " YES AND IF I EVER SEE YOU DO WHAT YOU DID TO ME I WILL FUCKING PUNCH YOU IN THE FUCKING THROAT. " THE GUY IS PERPLEXED.  I SAY , " WHO THE FUCK SLAMS A FUCKING DOOR IN THE OWNER'S FACE WHEN LEAVING ? WHAT KIND OF FUCKING PERSON DOES THAT ? "  HE DOES NOT REMEMBER AT ALL. I WAS FUCKING FURIOUS HE DID THIS LAST WEEK AND I TRIED TO LET IT GO BECAUSE I HAVE OTHER SHIT ON MY PLATE. I SAID TO HIM, " WHAT MADE IT WORSE AS I WAS WALKING TO THE DOOR YOU ANNOUNCED YOU WOULD SLAM THE DOOR IN THE OWNERS FACE. IF I DID NOT BLOCK THE DOOR WITH MY HAND IT WOULD OF HIT ME. "  HE STILL DOES NOT REMEMBER AND I SAY , " I WILL CHALK THIS ONE UP TO ALCOHOL BUT IF I EVER HEAR OF YOU BOTHERING MY PATRONS , WORKERS , OR BARTENDERS YOU WILL BE FLAGGED FROM HERE. "  AGAIN I KNEW HE WOULD NOT REMEMBER AND HE SEMI- APOLOGIZES. I AM SO AGITATED ON HOW PEOPLE DO MEAN THINGS. I FINALLY SAY, " WHO THE FUCK DOES THAT TO A 275 POUND GUY ? " 

        THE NIGHT ROLLS ON AND I GET SOME BAND PHONE CALLS DONE. I ALSO WATCH THE PHILLIES WIN AND THE U.S.A. WIN THE GOLD CUP OVER JAMAICA.

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          It's about doing the right thing------------
          Driving home from the seashore I go through the tolls over the Walt Whitman bridge. I go right to I-95 and stop at a traffic light. I see a young woman on the corner with a sign " Please Help ". I roll down the window and say , " Here ( I hand her $23 ), how ya holding up kid ? " She replies , " I am hanging in there ". I respond , " Promise me you'll keep trying. " She replies , " I will Sir. Thank you and bless you. " We drive on to I-95 South and I say to my youngest daughter , " Did I do the right thing giving money to a homeless person ? " My kid replies , " Yes you did Dad. " Lesson taught.

        NEIGHBOR DUMPING IN OUR DUMPSTER. HE IS COOL ABOUT IT BY NOT FILLING IT TOO MUCH. I DID TELL HIM ONLY THROW A TRASHCAN OR 2 OF STUFF IN THERE. HE HAS BEEN GOOD ABOUT IT BUT IT SOMETIMES ANNOYS ME ALITTLE BIT. I GUESS IT BE NICE IF HE SAID , " HEY CHRIS , HOW ABOUT I GIVE YOU $50 BUCKS EVERY 6 MONTHS FOR USING YOUR DUMPSTER. " I WOULD SAY " NO " TO IT BUT THE GESTURE BE NICE.

        ONE OF MY YOUNGEST'S FRIENDS IS DRIVING CROSS COUNTRY. THE FRIEND WAS DRIVING AND GOT PULLED OVER FOR DOING 80MPH BUT THE KID WAS WEARING A WOOL HELMET-LIKE HAT WHICH THE OFFICER FOUND INTRIGUING. THIS KID JUST CRACKS ME UP.

        WHEELS AND I ATTEND AN AWKWARD WEDDING. THE GIRL IS 19 AND THE GUY IS 36. DURING THE NIGHT I SEE THE BRIDE IS SITTING BY HERSELF.  SHE HAS HER HEAD DOWN AND SEEMS DEPRESSED. I SIT NEXT TO HER AND SAY , " EVERYTHING OKAY ? " SHE REPLIES , " WHAT DO YOU THINK OF US AS A COUPLE ? " I REPLY WITH HESITATION , " WELL , UHM ,YOU SEEM TO HAVE SOME SAME INTERESTS. " SHE RESPONDS ," JUST GIVE ME YOUR HONEST OPINION. "  I REPLY , " HE'S TOO OLD AND YOU'RE TOO YOUNG. AGE IS NOT A FACTOR ALL THE TIME BUT IN THIS CASE I BELIEVE IT IS. BEFORE GETTING MARRIED YOU GUYS SHOULD OF AT LEAST LIVED TOGETHER FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER. I'M SORRY BUT THIS IS A TOUGH ROAD BUT YOU ASKED FOR AN HONEST ANSWER. " SHE DROPS HER HEAD AND QUIETLY SAYS , " I KNOW. " ...................dream ends.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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