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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.

                                                        SCROLL DOWN TO MOST RECENT DATE

     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         3 - 6 - 17

        SQUEAK ,SQUEAK , SQUEAK............

        FULL SCALE LOOK FOR A MISSING RODENT PET.  THE 4 OF US SEARCHED EVERY FLOOR AND EVERY ROOM.  UNFORTUNATELY WE COULD NOT FIND THIS TINY PAIN IN THE ASS ANIMAL.

        WHEELS HELPS ELDEST CLEAN ROOM........A DAUNTING TASK.

        DOG UP AT 6AM.....I WALK HER.

        PICK UP ELDEST AT 7:15AM FROM A SLEEPOVER.  THE KID GOT SOMETHING IN HER EYE AND IT SWELLED UP.

        YOUNGEST AND ELDEST BABYSIT FOR A FAMILY MEMBER.

        STOP AT A FRIENDS HOUSE.  HE IS A TECH GUY AND FIXES MY MIC CORD BY SOLDERING IT.  HE WILL ALSO WORK ON MY MAIN P.A. SPEAKER.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. BARTENDER HELPS ME TAKE DOWN ONE MAIN SPEAKER.

        STOP AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE A 2ND TIME TO DROP OFF A STAGE SPEAKER. I FIGURE WHY NOT DO IT NOW INSTEAD OF WEDNESDAY IN WHICH WE ORIGINALLY PLANNED OUT.  THE NEXT MORNING I FORGOT I HAVE A 5 YEAR OPEN BLUES ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT THE NAIL.........ON MONDAY ( TONIGHT ). MAN , MY BRAIN.

        WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " HOMELAND ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

        WHAT IS THAT SQUEAKING SOUND ? OUR ELDEST SET-UP A NEW CAGE AND AMUSEMENT CENTER FOR THE REMAINING HAMSTER.  WHEELS AND I HEAR THIS SQUEAKING AND HEAD UPSTAIRS.  IT WAS THE HAMSTER RUNNING ON ITS WHEEL......GUESS THAT WHEEL NEEDS A LITTLE WD40.

        MONDAY       3 - 6 - 17

        WITHIN 15 MINUTES...........THAN MAKE A DECISION.

        START MORNING OUT WORKING WITH WHEELS AT HOME. SHE DOES HER THING AND I DO MINE.

        CRAIGSLIST STRIKES AGAIN. I AM 90% HAPPY.  A PERSON WAS SELLING THEIR HOUSE AND MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE. FOR FREE - THEY WERE OFFERING A LAWN MOWER AND GAS CAN WITH A ON/OFF SPOUT.  THE TRIP WAS 9 MINUTES FROM THE NAIL AND I DECIDED TO GO GET THEM.  I KNEW THE AREA AND RETRIEVED A LAWNMOWER , PLASTIC GAS CAN , A BUNDLED PACKAGE OF DRY WOOD , AND A BUNCH OF WOOD SHIMS.......ALL FOR FREE.  WHEN I GOT HOME THE LAWN MOWER STARTED ON THE FIRST TRY.  SINCE MY 2 LAWN MOWERS ARE NOT WORKING AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A GAS CAN WITH A SPOUT BOTH THESE WERE BIG SCORES IN MY BOOK.

        CRAIGS LIST PART II - THE NEXT FREE LIST WAS 12 FLOOD LIGHT BULBS , A MOTORCYCLE LUGGAGE RACK , AND 2 DOGGIE DOORS.  NOW FLOOD LIGHTS ARE $7 A PIECE AND I GO THROUGH THEM LIKE WATER. THIS WOULD BE A $100 IN FLOOD LIGHTS. SO I SAID TO MYSELF , " IF THE DRIVE IS WITHIN 15 MINUTES I WILL TAKE A RIDE TO GET THEM. " I WAS AT THE 1ST CRAIGSLIST HOUSE AND G.P.S.'d THE 2ND HOUSE.  G.P.S. SAID , " 14 MINUTES. GUESS I WAS GOING.  THIS WAS A SLIGHT DISAPPOINTMENT.  I MADE GOOD TIME AND ACTUALLY LIKED TRAVELING ON A ROAD I NEVER BEEN ON BEFORE. I TEXTED THE GUY EARLIER TO PLEASE TEXT ME IF ANY OF THE STUFF IS REMOVED.  HE RESPONDED " SURE THING !! "  I ARRIVE 45 MINUTES AFTER THAT TEXT AND ALL THE FLOOD BULBS ARE GONE.  I DID GET THE MOTORCYCLE LUGGAGE RACK AND 2 " OH NELLIE " DOGGIE DOORS. 

        OFF TO THE NAIL. I MAKE A LIST OF 10 THINGS AND GET THEM ALL DONE.  I ALSO USED OUR MARQUEE TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A COUSIN.  I WROTE " HEY NICKY GOOMBA - HAPPY F'N BIRTHDAY - FROM YOU CUZ AND THE NAIL STAFF ".  I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT AND POSTED IT ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE.  WITHIN 1 HOUR , 50+ FAMILY & FRIENDS WERE LIKING OR COMMENTING ON IT.  MY COUSIN WROTE BACK " LMFAO........I LOVE IT !! ". ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER WROTE , " THAT IS FREAKIN' AWESOME !! "

        HEAD HOME AND GET MY EMAILS AND SUCH DONE.  OUR ELDEST SELF DIAGNOSES AND DETERMINES SHE HAS " PINK EYE ".  I DO NOT BELIEVE IN SELF DIAGNOSES BUT THE KID WAS RIGHT.  I JUST SAW A CNN REPORT THAT SAID 60% OF SELF DIAGNOSES ARE WRONG.  I GUESS TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT NEWS REPORTS SUCKING WITH FACTS.  BUT IT TOOK ME TO TELL THE KID TO IMMEDIATELY GO TO URGENT CARE ESPECIALLY SINCE IT WAS 4PM.  I THINK I SAID IT 10 TIMES BEFORE THE KID LEFT. OUR ELDEST WENT WITH HER BOYFRIEND ( WHO I HOPE GETS PINK EYE TOO ) AND WERE FIRST IN LINE AT URGENT CARE.  IT WAS DETERMINED SHE HAD THE VIRUS AND THAN WENT TO CVS TO GET A PRESCRIPTION. 

        MAKE A BIG SALAD - A VERY LARGE MIXING BOWL WITH GRAPES , APPLES , TOMATOES , SHREDDED LETTUCE , SHARP CHEESE , ALMONDS , PEANUTS , CARROTS , AND FRENCH DRESSING.  IT TOOK ME AN HOUR TO EAT.........EATING HEALTHY BLOWS.

        I FOUND OUT THAT 10 POUNDS OF SHREDDED LETTUCE IS TOO MUCH.  THE FIRST BAG TURNED BROWN BEFORE I GOT 2/3'S THROUGH IT.  THE REST IS NOW IN OUR FRONT GARDEN FOR THE BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS.

        WHEELS AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF " HOMELAND ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.  THERE WERE SOME PARTS I DID NOT LIKE BUT THAN QUICKLY REALIZED WHERE IT WAS GOING......WHICH MADE IT ENTERTAINING.

        OH , 15 MINUTES INTO WATCHING " HOMELAND " MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF.  I SEE IT IS  A RENTER AND I INSTANTLY KNOW IT IS NOT GOOD.  ANNNNNNND IT WASN'T.  A KITCHEN CEILING LEAK FROM THE BATHROOM ABOVE........NICE.

        OH PART II - MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF AGAIN 30 MINUTES INTO WATCHING " HOMELAND " AND IT WAS A BARTENDER.  I DID FIX THAT PROBLEM QUICKLY. MAN , IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

        OFF TO BED EARLY AROUND 10PM.  I WATCHED SOME MORE TV BUT WAS REALLY TIRED BY 10:30PM. 

        MOTORCYCLE BUYER - " OK , HIT YOU UP ON MONDAY. " I WAITED UNTIL 10PM AND THAN I FINALLY TEXTED HIM.  MAN , FUCKING PEOPLE NOT SHOWING UP , NOT RETURNING CALLS , NOT RETURNING TEXTS , OR NOT DOING WHAT THEY SAID IS SO DAMN FRUSTRATING.  I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.  IT TAKES 5 FUCKING SECONDS TO TEXT " NOT INTERESTED ANYMORE ".

        TUESDAY       3 - 7 - 17

        LEAKS.........MY MORTAL ENEMY.

        EVERYDAY IS ONE DAY CLOSER TO SPRING.  I THINK THEIR CALLING FOR SNOW ON FRIDAY. GEE, WHAT OTHER DAY WOULD IT SNOW ?

        MAN, JUST GIVE ME A STRAIGHT ANSWER.  I THINK I AM MORPHING MORE LIKE OUR ENGINEERS ON THE RADIO SHOW.  SOMETIMES DEALING WITH PEOPLE JUST BLOWS.

        PHILLIES WIN......DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.

        FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN..........DOES MATTER.

        ANOTHER POTENTIAL BUYER BLOWS ME OFF AFTER TEXTING ME " VERY INTERESTED ".  HE WAS SUPPOSE TO TEXT ME BY 5PM IF HE LIKE TO SEE THE BIKE TODAY.........I NEVER GOT A TEXT.

        I DON'T UNDERSTAND.  WITH FACEBOOK YOU INSTANTLY SEE IF SOMEONE WANTS TO BE YOUR " FRIEND " OR IF SOMETHING IS SAID ABOUT YOU.  I AM TRYING TO CONTACT A PERSON AND IT IS TO NO AVAIL.  THERE IS THE LONG SHOT OF LETTING NO ONE " SEE " YOUR PERSONAL PAGE. IT CAN ONLY ACCESSED IF THE THEY ARE APPROVED BY YOU.  THIS MEANS YOU COULD HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE AND ONLY ONE PERSON COULD SEE IT.......YOU.

        ATE LIKE A FRICKIN' RABBIT TODAY. I DID MAKE IT UP BY DRINKING A HALF GALLON OF WINE.

        THE ABOVE STATEMENT MAY OR MAY NOT BE TRUE.

        $500 BILL AVERTED.  I SPENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME WORKING UNDER A BATH TUB.  YEAH.....FUN STUFF.  I HAD TO REPLACE A DRAIN SEAL.  LUCKILY THE ACCESS PANEL CAME OFF QUITE EASILY.  I WORKED AT A RENTAL PROPERTY AND I THINK I FIXED THE PROBLEM OF A TUB DRAIN LEAKING THROUGH A KITCHEN CEILING.  I ALSO WET/DRY VACCED THE BATHROOM OF MORE HAIR THAN ON MY BACK.  I ALSO DID A PET PEEVE THING TOO.........PICKED UP OVER  A 100 CIGARETTE BUTTS IN THE OUTSIDE YARDS. I HAD MORE TOOLS THAN A HARDWARE STORE LINED UP IN THE UPSTAIRS HALLWAY.  I WENT UP AND DOWN THE STEPS OVER A 1000 TIMES.

        BACK HOME I DO COMPUTER WORK.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  IT WAS NICE TO ROLL OUT EARLY.

        WHEELS WALKS WITH A FRIEND AGAIN.  ANOTHER FRIEND IS HAVING SOME SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS WITH HER YOUNGEST BOY.......DAMN HEARTBREAKING WHAT THIS KID HAS GONE THROUGH.

        CHILL FOR THE NIGHT WATCHING SPORTS AND " EDGE OF TOMORROW " FOR THE 50TH TIME.

        HEAD TO BED TIRED AND I SEE THAT THE NEW " X-MEN " MOVIE IS ON CABLE TV NOW.  I ON-DEMAND IT WHILE IN BED.  I DID NOT LAST THROUGH THE OPENING CREDITS. IT WAS THE FASTEST I EVER FELL ASLEEP. I MEAN IT WAS LIKE 2 MINUTES. CHRIST I LAST LONGER HAVING SEX.

        WAKE UP. IT'S 3AM......NICE.  BY THE TIME I AM DONE WRITING , PUTZING AROUND , AND SEARCHING ALL FLOORS FOR A NOCTURNAL RODENT. IT WILL BE 4:30AM.

        WEDNESDAY    3 - 8 - 17

        MOTHER NATURE SURE HAS A WAY OF BEING A DICK.

        ANNNNNNND ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE BUYER BLOWS ME OFF.  I HAVE NEVER WITNESSED THIS BEFORE.  THE GUY TEXTS ME , " VERY INTERESTED TO SEE BIKE.  WE TEXT BACK AND FORTH. MY FINAL  RESPONSE IS , " TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY LOOK GOOD WEATHER WISE. TEXT ME MONDAY WHEN YOU WANT TO MEET."

        MONDAY - I TEXT HIM.  HE TELLS ME HE GETS OFF WORK AT 5PM AND WILL TRY TO MEET UP. I RESPOND ," JUST TEXT ME BEFORE 6PM AND I WILL TAKE MYBIKE TO WORK. IF NOT , I WILL DRIVE MY CAR."

         MONDAY - NO TEXTS.

        TUESDAY - I TEXT HIM.  AGAIN HE SAYS ABOUT MEETING ON WEDNESDAY.  I TEXT THE SAME THING ABOUT " BEFORE 6PM "

        WEDNESDAY - NEVER GOT A TEXT OR CALL.  I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON HOW PEOPLE ARE SO INCONSIDERATE. IT TAKES 30 SECONDS TO TEXT , " HEY , LOVE YOUR BIKE AND I CAN'T BELIEVE IT HELD YOUR WEIGHT FOR 4 YEARS. THOSE TIRES MUST SCREAM NIGHTMARES WHEN YOU WALK UP. FOR THAT REASON......I'M OUT. "

        TRIED TO TAKE IT EASY DURING THE DAY SINCE I WAS BARTENDING ALL NIGHT.  NOT FUN WAKING UP AT 4AM AND BEING UP ALL DAY , AND THAN GOING TO THE BAR TO WORK UNTIL 1AM.

        APPRAISER CALLED ME WITH SOME LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS.  HE DID TELL ME THE APPRAISAL BE DONE BY MONDAY.  GEE , ITS WEDNESDAY AND IT IS NOT DONE.......SO SURPRISED.  I ASKED HIM ABOUT WHAT HE THINKS THE VALUE WOULD BE AND OF COURSE I CAN THE RED TAPE ANSWER.....WHICH IS NONE.  HE DID SAY , " I THINK YOU'LL BE OKAY. "  YEAH RIGHT AND MY COCK IS OKAY WHEN IN A WARM SOCK.   THE SILVER LINING IS I GUESS I AM GLAD I DID NOT HEAR , " YOU KNOW CHRIS I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE BUT............"

        HEAD TO THE NAIL AND MAKE MY CRAPPY PUNCH LIST.   I GET DONE AND WANTED TO DO THE MARQUEE SIGN BECAUSE THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING THROUGH. WHEN IT IS NICE OUT I REALLY DO NOT MIND DOING THE SIGN......ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.

        SPEAKING OF BAD WEATHER...........OF COURSE I HAVE A BIG FRIDAY NIGHT WITH 5 BANDS AND OF COURSE MOTHER NATURE AND HER 60 DEGREES DECIDES TO PLUMMET THE TEMPERATURES AND GET AS MUCH AS 6 INCHES OF SNOW.  I AM JUST SICK TO MY STOMACH ON WHY SNOW STORMS ALWAYS COME ON FRIDAYS OR SATURDAYS.

        BROUGHT A OVERHEATING SPEAKER TO A FRIEND WHO BROUGHT IT TO ANOTHER GUY I HAVE KNOWN FOR 40+ YEARS. I WAS TOLD THE MOTHER BOARD WAS TOTALLY FRIED ,THE COST TO FIX IT WILL BE $250 TO FIX , AND OTHER THINGS.  GEE , THE SPEAKER HAS BEEN WORKING FOR 2 YEARS WITH OCCASIONAL SHUTTING DOWN AND TURNING BACK ON ONCE IN AWHILE SO...........I BROUGHT BACK TO THE NAIL AND RE-HUNG IT.  I WILL GET A 2ND OPINION FROM ANOTHER FRIEND WHO FIXES THESE SPEAKERS FOR A LIVING.

        " OF COURSE " I SAY TO MYSELF.  I RE-HANG THE SPEAKER FROM THE CEILING ON OUR STAGE.  THE UNIT WEIGHS ABOUT 70 POUNDS SO STANDING ON A LADDER HOLDING IT WITH ONE HAND AND CONNECTING THE LINKS TO THE STEEL LOOPS ON TOP OF THE SPEAKER IS NO F'N PICNIC......ESPECIALLY IF YOU WEIGH 270 POUNDS LIKE ME.  I GET IT ALL DONE AND THE SPEAKER IS FACING THE WRONG WAY. I YELL OUT " OF COURSE !! " AND RE-DO AGAIN.  2 MINUTES LATER A REGULAR COMES IN AND WOULD OF HELPED ME TO MAKE THIS LITTLE JOB 10X EASIER........OF COURSE.

        BY 10PM I AM DONE MY CLEANING , ORGANIZING , STOCKING , FIXING, EMAILING , AND MAKING PHONE CALLS. I SIT DOWN AND SURF THE WEB, PLAY INTERNET POKER & SCRABBLE , AND BARTEND. THE FINAL CUSTOMERS ROLL OUT ALITTLE AFTER 1AM. 

        KINDA COOL........TALKING TO A FELLOW PLAYER IN SCRABBLE WHO WAS FROM THE U.K.  HE CHATTED TO ME ABOUT VISITING NEW ORLEANS AND THE U.S FOR THE FIRST TIME WHILE ON HOLIDAY IN OCTOBER.

        ARRIVE HOME AND LET THE PUP OUTSIDE. I DECIDE TO REMOVE MY MOTORCYCLE BATTERY AND GET IT INSIDE AND CONTINUE TRICKLE CHARGING IT ESPECIALLY SINCE THE SUPER COLD WEATHER IS COMING.  I HAD MY VAN LIGHTS ON TO HELP ME SEE AND MY SCREW DRIVER KEPT TOUCHING METAL WHILE I TRIED TO TAKE THE BOLTS OFF THE TERMINALS. THE SCREW DRIVER WAS TOUCHING METAL AND SPARKING LIKE THE BEJESUS.

        OH , JUST ONE MORE THING ON THE PREVIOUS STORY.  AT 1:20AM I DECIDE TO REMOVE THE BATTERY BECAUSE THE SUPER COLD WEATHER IS COMING IN.......I AM AN IDIOT. I THOUGHT IT WAS THURSDAY AND TOMORROW WAS FRIDAY. TOMORROW......62 DEGREES ALL DAY AND SO COULD OF TAKEN THE BATTERY OUT TOMORROW AFTERNOON IN THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER WITH MY PANTS AT MY ANKLES. NO , INSTEAD I DO IT AT NIGHT WITH A DOG......I AM SUCH A SNOOK. I SHOULD OF TOUCHED METAL WITH MY BALLS TO MAKE ME THINK STRAIGHT.

        GLASS OF WINE , MOZZARELLA CHEESE , PEANUTS WITH SEA SALT , AND FINALLY , AFTER THE 4TH ATTEMPT , FINISH THE MOVIE " X-MEN APOCALYPSE ". THE MOVIE WAS OKAY TO GOOD WITH A SHIT LOAD OF EXCELLENT SPECIAL EFFECTS. I DID NOT KNOW PIECE OF ASS SOPHIE TURNER ,WHO PLAYS SANSA STARK IN " GAME OF THRONES " WAS A MAIN CHARACTER IN THIS MOVIE. SHE PLAYED " JEAN GREY " AND I TOUCHED MYSELF EVERY TIME SHE HAD A SCENE.

        AFTER 2AM I CRAWL INTO BED.....AND WAKE UP AT 5:30AM.  THE DOG LIFTS HER HEAD AND LOOKS AT ME LIKE , " YOU GOTTA PEE TOO ? " GUESS I WILL STAY UP.

        THURSDAY      3 - 10 - 17

        SOMETIMES KARMA DOES COME AROUND............

        JUST BEING UP FROM 3AM TO 1AM......22 HOURS STRAIGHT KINDA BLOWS.

        SOMETIMES YOU ADJUST.  MY FAMILY DOES THIS ALL THE TIME.  IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS ALWAYS LATE MY PARENTS WILL TELL THEM AN EARLIER TIME.  LIKE.....DINNER IS AT 6PM WHEN IT IS REALLY AT 7PM.  I HAVE INCORPORATED THIS INTO MY LIFE AND BUSINESS.

        STILL NO SIGNS OF THE RODENT WE LOST A WEEK AGO.  I THINK IT'S TIME TO USE OUR PUP'S NOSE TO HELP OUT.

        YOUNGEST IS PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT HER FRIEND COMING FROM OUT OF STATE FOR A WEEK.

        ELDEST IS PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT TRAVELING TO OUR CONDO WITH FRIENDS TONIGHT TO SATURDAY.  SOME COLLEGE FRIENDS ARE STARTING THEIR SPRING BREAK ALREADY. THEY STOPPED BY TONIGHT AND WERE PRETTY FUNNY.

        I HAVE TAKEN MY MOTORCYCLE BATTERY OUT AND PUT BACK IN 5 TIMES THIS WINTER FOR TRICKLE CHARGING. IT REALLY IS SO WORTH THE 15 MINUTES OR EVEN FASTER.  I HAVE RIDDEN MY BIKE 4 TIMES THIS WINTER.  I HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR MOTHER NATURE.........CAN YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND PLEASE ?

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I HAVE NOT SEEN THE OPEN MIC HOST IN A WHILE SO IT WAS COOL TO CHILL WITH HIM.

        TALKED TO MY DAD AND TOLD HIM , " I FOUND A STATISTIC ON THE INTERNET.  FROM SUNDAY TO SATURDAY THE MOST INDIVIDUAL DAY IT SNOWS ON IS FRIDAY.  94% OF SNOW STORMS OVER 3 INCHES OF SNOW ARE ON FRIDAYS.  THIS HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED SINCE 1788. "  HE LAUGHED AND FELT MY PAIN...........AND ALSO TOLD ME THE SNOW ON FRIDAY SHOULD NOT BE TOO BAD.  WHY DOES IT ALWAYS SNOW ON A FRIDAY WHEN I HAVE 5 BANDS COMING THROUGH?......UGH.

        I AM SO SICK OF BUYING WEED KILLER FOR $33 A GALLON AND IT DOESN'T WORK.  SO TODAY I TOOK A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT AND CVS.  I BOUGHT VINEGAR , DAWN HAND SOAP , AND EPSOM SALT FOR A TOTAL OF $19.  I MADE A HOME MADE WEED KILLER MIXTURE I FOUND ON THE INTERNET.  I SPRAYED ALL 8 GARDENS WE HAVE.  THE WHOLE PROCESS PLUS OTHER THINGS I DID OUTSIDE TOOK A LITTLE OVER 3 HOURS.  IT WAS NICE HAVING THE PUPPY OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY.  WE WILL SEE IF THIS WEED KILLING MIXTURE WORKS. I FIGURED I SPRAY AND WITH THE SNOW TOMORROW IT BE A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR THESE IRRITATING PLANTS.

        SO I SAVED $47 DOLLARS USING MY OWN WEED KILLING MIXTURE.  ANOTHER GOOD THING FOR SAVING IS I HAD LEFTOVER SUPPLIES.  I HAD WHEELS PICK ME UP ANOTHER GALLON OF VINEGAR TO MAKE MORE.  THIS BATCH WILL COST $4.19.  I WILL SAVE $52 NEXT TIME AROUND.  SO TWO 2 GALLON BATCHES WILL SAVE ME A TOTAL OF $99.  I KINDA FEEL LIKE I'M MAKING MOONSHINE.

        FALLING ASLEEP I NEED A NAP BIG TIME.  WHEELS ASKS ME TO WALK WITH HER.  I AM ON A LITTLE HEALTH KICK SO I DECIDE TO WALK WITH HER.  IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL BECAUSE IT GIVES US A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT SEX POSITIONS WE LIKE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR......GOOD TIMES.

        I DID RE-WAKE DURING THE WALK. I MEAN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL WHERE WE LIVE.  I REALLY LIKE THIS AREA BIG TIME.

        BACK HOME I FEEL DRAINED AGAIN BUT IT IS TOO LATE. I HAVE TO HEAD TO THE NAIL.

        BACK HOME I CHILL AND WATCH THE FLYERS SUCK ASS. DAMN THIS TEAM IS FRUSTRATING AND HOW IS TORONTO NOT UNDEFEATED ? JESUS THEY GOT SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNG PLAYERS.

        ITS PHYLICIA RASHAD FROM " THE COSBY SHOW ". WHEELS HAS TOLD ME THIS BEFORE ABOUT A FEMALE CHARACTER ON " GREY'S ANATOMY ".  I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE TO HER , " MAN , THAT SO DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HER. " SO TONIGHT I ASK HER TO ON-DEMAND THE CAST BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE RASHAD LOST 2 FEET IN HEIGHT.  NOW WHEELS HAS BEEN WATCHING THIS SHOW FOR MANY YEARS.  IT ENDS UP THE CHARACTER IS PLAYED BY DEBBIE ALLEN. I SAY TO WHEELS , " SO , IT'S DEBBIE ALLEN THE SINGER ? DOES SHE PUT ON DARK MAKE-UP FOR EVERY SHOW ON GREY'S ANATOMY ? " ( DEBBIE ALLEN IS WHITE AND THE GREY'S CHARACTER IS AFRICAN AMERICAN )  WE BOTH LAUGH.

        WHILE WALKING WHEELS SAYS , " LOOK AT THOSE BIG BIRD NESTS ? "  I REPLY , " KID , THOSE ARE SQUIRREL NESTS UNLESS WE HAVE EAGLES BRYN MAWR. "

        TO SAY I HAVE USED PHYLICIA RASHAD AND " BIRD NEST " JOKES A COUPLE OF TIMES OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

        OK......ONE OF TWO IS GOOD BUT I AM STILL NOT CONVINCED.  WE ARE TRYING TO RE-FINANCE TWO HOMES.  IT IS LIKE PULLING TEETH , RECEIVING ANAL WITHOUT LUBE , AND WATCHING A 24 HOUR MARATHON OF " THE VIEW ". THE DOCUMENTATION A BANK WANTS IS SO OVERKILL.  IT REALLY IS FRUSTRATING. BUT TODAY WE GOT SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS.....THE APPRAISAL CAME IN FOR ONE HOME.  IT CAME IN 75K HIGHER THAN WHAT I THOUGHT. THIS IS AWESOME AND THE APPRAISER IS THE ONE THAT KNEW THE NAIL AND EVEN SAID HE POP HIS HEAD IN ONE NIGHT.

        NOW THE 2ND APPRAISAL IS ONE I AM MORE WORRIED ABOUT.  THE APPRAISER ASKED ME FOR DOCUMENTS AND I SAID OUR BANK HAS OVER 1500 PAPERS ABOUT OUR LIFE.  HE SAYS HE WILL ASK THEM FOR THE NECESSARY FACTS TO FINISH HIS APPRAISAL.  I FOUND OUT TODAY HE NEVER RECEIVED THEM.........THIS WAS 9 DAYS AGO.  HE PUT A 2ND REQUEST IN USING CAPITAL LETTERS.  THIS MAKES ME THINK HE IS A BALL BUSTER AND VERY STRICT WHICH WILL NOT BE GOOD FOR US.  I EMAILED HIM , " IF YOU DO NOT GET THE INFORMATION REQUESTED WE WILL GET IT TO YOU TODAY. "

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND REGRET THE NEXT MORNING DRINKING BRANDY.  DAMN YOU BRANDY !!!!  DAMN YOU TO HELL !!!!

        AS I AM LEAVING THE NAIL A CAR IS BLOCKING THE DRIVEWAY. I SEE IT IS A REGULAR AND HE SAYS , " THERE'S THE MAN. I HAVE THE LIGHT BULBS FOR YOU ! "   WE LOAD THEM UP AND HE GOT ME ABOUT 20 FLOOD LIGHT BULB FOR FREE.  I GAVE HIM OPEN BAR FOR THE NIGHT. REMEMBER THE OTHER DAY WHEN I DROVE 30 MINUTES TO GET LIGHT BULBS OFF CRAIGSLIST AND THEY WEREN'T THERE........WELL KARMA......THANK YOU.

        FRIDAY     3 - 10 - 17

        AS ALWAYS THE SNOW BLOWS. IT WILL AFFECT OUR WEEKEND......DAMN SHAME.

        IT GOT COLD IN A HURRY.........SQUALL SNOWS , SUN COMES OUT , AND THAN THE TEMPERATURES PLUMMET.  NONE OF THIS HELPS OUR LITTLE CLUB.

        MESSING WITH THE ELDEST.  THE KID HAS FRIENDS DOWN AT OUR CONDO. NOW ME BEING AN EX-TEENAGER I KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING SO I PRETEND I HAVE POTENTIAL RENTERS COMING OVER TO SEE OUR CONDO. THIS ACT KEPT THE KID ON HIGH ALERT.  MY RUSE WORKED FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS.....AND THAN THE KID CAUGHT ON.

        JESUS WHAT A VILLANOVA GAME. WHEELS AND I WERE SCREAMING AT THE TV AS 'NOVA WON THEIR SEMI-FINAL GAME IN THE FINAL SECONDS IN THE BIG EAST TOURNAMENT.  THAT WAS PRETTY COOL.

        YOUNGEST GETS TO HANG OUT WITH A FRIEND WHO MOVED AWAY.  THE BEST FRIEND IS VISITING FOR A WEEK SO IT WAS OFF TO THE RACES FROM SCHOOL TO WALKING AROUND TO DINERS TO ANOTHER FRIENDS HOUSE.  THAN THE KID WANTED TO NOT SLEEPOVER SINCE THEY HAD A LONG DAY TOMORROW.  SO WHEELS WENT AND GOT HER.  LITTLE DID WHEELS KNOW OTHER MOMS WERE HANGING OUT SO SHE HUNG OUT.  AFTER MIDNIGHT WHEELS GOT HOME AND OUR KID ENDED UP SLEEPING OVER. YEP.....OUR NIGHT ALONE WAS INTERRUPTED FOR NOTHING.

        WHEELS MADE SOME PRETTY GOOD CHICKEN PARM.  NICE LITTLE SURPRISE WHEN I GOT HOME.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL AND AT LEAST THERE WAS NO SHOVELING TO DO OF SNOW.  I DID HAVE TO PUT OUT SOME  SALT.

        HAD A GOOD TIME JUST CHILLING AT THE DOOR FOR ALITTLE BIT.  GOT TO TALK TO BANDS AND BARTENDER. 

        HEAD HOME AND STAYED AWAY FROM BEER AND BRANDY. SO A GLASS OF WINE AND VODKA / CRANBERRY ( DIET ) WITH A LEMON WEDGE WAS ON THE MENU. IT IS REALLY TOUGH NOT TO PARTAKE IN MY FAVORITE ELIXIR BUT MAN I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER THE NEXT DAY.

        NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE.......ALL OUR HARDWIRED SMOKE ALARMS WERE CHIRPING.  ABOUT EVERY 30 SECONDS THEY ALL CHIRP TOGETHER.  THEY ARE HARDWIRED WITH BATTERY BACK-UPS.  I HAD OUR ELDEST PUT A NEW BATTERY IN ONE AND IT SEEMED TO DO THE TRICK.  I AM PRETTY SURE , EVEN THOUGH HARDWIRED , THEY WILL CHIRP IF THE BATTERY IS LOW.  MY QUESTION.......ALL 5 SMOKE ALARMS HAD LOW BATTERIES AT THE SAME TIME ?

        ROLL TO BED A LITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.  I WAITED UNTIL WHEELS GOT HOME AND SINCE I HAVE A LONG DAY TOMORROW I WANTED TO TRY TO GET SOME SLEEP.  WELL........I WAS KINDA PISSED WHEN I FELL ASLEEP FAST AND WOKE UP THINKING I HAD TO SLEEP 4+ HOURS.  I WAS ALITTLE OFF. IT WAS 1:15AM.  OH MAN THAT BLOWS.

        SO , I HAVE A COOL DREAM IN WHICH I FORGET....SOMETHING TO DO WITH AN OLD NEIGHBOR NAMED " MRS. Di _ _ _ _.  ANYWAY , I RE-WAKE SEVERAL MORE TIMES AND FINALLY GET UP AT 3:45AM.  I GET SOME THINGS DONE AND BEFORE I KNOW IT.............IT'S 6:30AM.  I DID LET THE DOG OUT TWICE.........BOTH TIMES THE DOG CAME IN AFTER JUST 1 MINUTE.  IT IS COLD OUT THERE.

        WELP.........LET'S TRY TO GET SOME SLEEP BECAUSE I WILL BE AT THE NAIL ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

        ONE MORE THING.....BLUE & YELLOW MAKE GREEN. HOW DO I KNOW THIS ? I PUT THOSE BLUE CLEANING HOCKEY PUCKS IN THE TOILET TANK SO EVERY TIME YOU FLUSH IT CLEANS THE TOILET AND LOOKS A BRILLIANT CARIBBEAN BLUE. IT REALLY IS A COOL COLOR......UNTIL YOU PEE IN IT......THAN IT TURNS GREEN.  LITTLE FACT FOR YA.....OK........6:30AM......NIGHTY NIGHT.

        SATURDAY      3 - 11 - 17

        WELP , MOTHER NATURE IS GIVING US A SMACK IN THE FACE HUGE SNOW STORM THIS COMING WEEK.  I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 200 YEARS IT WILL BE ON A TUESDAY.  THAT'S RIGHT......NOT A WEEKEND SO THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE......AND OUR POOL TEAM IS AWAY EVEN MAKING IT MORE THANKFUL.

        PHILLY FANS HAVE HAD THEIR HEART SMASHED TO PIECES IN SO MANY WAYS IT IS ALMOST LAUGHABLE NOW.  TO ADD TO THIS HUGE PILE OF SHITTY DISAPPOINTING LETDOWNS THE FLYERS LOST A GAME TONIGHT BY TIPPING IN A GOAL.........BY THEIR OWN PLAYER........WITH 5 SECONDS LEFT IN THE GAME.  THE SECOND THE GOAL WHEN IN I SCREAMED VERY LOUDLY AND A LITTLE POOP CAME OUT MY ASS.  I JUST CAN'T TAKE PHILLY SPORTS ANYMORE.

        VILLANOVA WITH A HUGE WIN IN THE BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP.  I BELIEVE IT IS THEIR 3 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP EVER.

        WHEELS AND I DO THE NAIL BOOKS FOR FEBRUARY. WE PAID THE BILLS AND CAME OUT ON THE BLACK SIDE......THIS IS GOOD.

        TOOK IT EASY FOR THE MOST PART TODAY AT HOME BECAUSE WE HAD A BIG NIGHT.

        OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE OVER 200 PEOPLE CAME THROUGH.  A HUGE NIGHT AND I HAD 2 COLLEGE FEMALE STUDENTS BARTEND.  THEY RAN ALL NIGHT WHILE THE SOUNDMAN AND MYSELF RAN THE SHOW AND DOOR.  WHAT A FRICKIN'S NIGHT !!

        I ENJOYED ENDING THE NIGHT WITH OUR SOUNDMAN TALKING OLD STORIES.  WE LET THE COLLEGE KIDS ROLL HOME.  THEY HAD TO BE TIRED TOO FROM THEIR LAST 24 HOURS.

        BACK HOME I WIND DOWN WITH A BEER AND BRANDY......AND HAVE A HANGOVER IN THE MORNING.  MAN , THIS BRANDY THING HAS GOT TO GO.

        IN BED BY 2AM(ISH) AND GET UP AT 5AM.......BY A TEXT.  OH MAN I NEED SLEEP.

        SUNDAY      3 - 12 - 17

        " NOT THAT CARD..............................."

        LONG SATURDAY AND NIGHT SO ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS CHILL.........AND I DID.

        WHEELS VISIT HER BROTHER WITH HER MOM. THEY HAVE A VERY NICE LUNCH TOGETHER.

        THE SNOW IS A COMIN'.  I AM JUST TICKLED IT IS NOT ON A WEEKEND.  THE MONDAY ARRIVAL COULD NOT BE ANY BETTER TIMED FOR OWNING A BAR.  THIS GIVES ME UNTIL THURSDAY TO HAVE CLEAR SIDEWALKS AND ROADWAYS.

        YOUNGEST HAS 2 FRIENDS OVER TO PLAY AND HANG OUT. ONE FRIEND IS VISITING FROM ANOTHER STATE.  THE KID MOVED THERE LAST YEAR.  IT WAS REALLY GOOD TO SEE HER.

        LET'S MAKE A DEAL.  A HOAGIE FOR 30 MINUTES OF WORK.  BOTH SIDES ACCEPTED.  I HAD THE 3 KIDS COME TO THE NAIL WITH ME.  IT WAS A HUGE SATURDAY NIGHT OF OVER 200 PEOPLE SO HAVING HELP CLEANING WAS BIG.  I EVEN CHANGED OUT ALL THE MAIN ROOM FLOOD LIGHTS I JUST RECEIVED.  IT WAS SO COOL OF  A REGULAR TO GIVE ME 22 LARGE INTERIOR FLOOD LIGHTS.  THESE THINGS ARE $7 EACH SO IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO SAVE MONEY.

        ANOTHER NIGHT OF SLEEPING HORRIBLE.  FELL ASLEEP FAST BUT I WOKE UP AT 4AM.  MY ELDEST CAME DOWNSTAIRS TO THE KITCHEN FOR WATER WHILE I WAS IN JUST BOXERS READING EMAILS ON MY COMPUTER........THERE'S A VISUAL FOR YA.

        THE GOOD AND BAD : ( THIS HAPPENED MONDAY MORNING )

         THE BAD - GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND IT IS COLD. I AM WATCHING MY KID AND A NEIGHBOR'S KID WALK TO THE BUS STOP. THE BUS CAME EARLY AND LEFT THEM A 1/2 A BLOCK AWAY.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? THE DRIVER CAN'T WAIT ? THE DRIVER DOES THIS ROUTE EVERY DAY AND DOESN'T REALIZE KIDS ARE MISSING ?  NO OTHER STUDENTS SAY ANYTHING ?  WHAT A WORLD. 

        THE GOOD - I SEE THE KIDS WALKING BACK SO I GET THE PUP INSIDE AND IMMEDIATELY START OUR CAR TO WARM IT UP. BACK INSIDE I GET DRESSED AND ASK MY KID TO TEXT MY NEIGHBOR'S KID FOR A RIDE. I DRIVE BOTH KIDS TO SCHOOL AND IT GAVE ME A CHANCE TO TALK TO MY NEIGHBOR'S KID WHO I REALLY LIKE.  SHE IS SO GROWN UP AND WE TALKED ABOUT COLLEGE NEXT YEAR , WORKING , AND SPORTS.  I REALLY ENJOYED IT.

        BACK TO SUNDAY - AFTER THE NAIL ALL 3 KIDS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO WAWA.  AS PROMISED I BOUGHT THEM HOAGIES.......ALONG WITH DONUTS , CHICKEN FINGERS , AND A WAWA GIFT CARD.

        A FAMOUS IRISH BAR FURTHER OUT CLOSED ITS DOORS SUDDENLY.  I MEAN THEY HAD BANDS PLAYING THIS MONTH AND SCHEDULES BUT THEY JUST CLOSED.  I FORGET THE NAME BUT IT WAS ALL OVER FACEBOOK.

        SPEAKING OF FACEBOOK. I GET A MESSAGE THAT A GUY I GAVE A RIDE TO ANOTHER BAR 2 WEEKS AGO HAD PASSED AWAY.  HE WAS IN THE NAIL TWICE IN THE LAST WEEK AND HE WAS GOING TO RENT TO OUR BARTENDER'S SON AN APARTMENT.  MAN , THIS WAS OUT OF NO WHERE.

        BACK HOME ALL OF US HAVE A NICE DINNER.  WHEELS AND I ENJOY THE FRIENDS THAT CAME OVER.  SIX OF US HAVE DINNER , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND NICE CONVERSATION.

        OLD MAID : THE CARD GAME WHERE YOU DO NOT WANT THE OLD MAID CARD......A SIMPLE GAME OF ASKING OTHER PLAYERS FOR CARDS TO PAIR.  PLAYERS CAN BE SNEAKY TRYING TO GIVE THE OLD MAID CARD TO YOU WHICH WILL NEVER HAVE A MATCH. LET THE GAME BEGIN.......

        PAST GAME - I ASK MY YOUNGEST FOR A CARD KNOWING SHE HAD THE OLD MAID CARD.  AS SHE IS ABOUT TO GIVE ME A CARD I SAY , " NOT THAT CARD. " SHE REACHES INTO HER HAND AND GIVES ME A 2ND CHOICE CARD......IT WAS THE OLD MAID CARD. EVERYONE ERUPTS WITH LAUGHTER.  THE KID GOT ME.

        TONIGHT'S GAME PART I - I AM FORCED TO CHOOSE FROM MY YOUNGEST.  NOW THE KID KNOWS MY " DON'T TAKE THE 1ST CARD TRICK " SO I SAY GIVE ME A CARD. SHE HAS 4 CARDS LEFT IN HER HAND. SHE HANDS ME THE FIRST CARD......I SAY " NOT THAT ONE. " SHE HANDS ME A 2ND CARD AND I SAY , " NOT THAT ONE."  SHE HANDS ME A 3RD CARD AND I TAKE IT......IT'S THE OLD MAID CARD.  EVERYONE ROARS LAUGHING AS I ERUPT WITH PAIN THAT THE KID GOT ME AGAIN.

        TONIGHT'S GAME PART II - THE KID KNOWS I DON'T TAKE THE FIRST CARD OFFERED SO I ASK MY YOUNGEST FOR A CARD AND I SAY , " YOU KNOW WHAT , I'M GOING TO TAKE THE 1ST CARD "........IT WAS THE OLD MAID CARD.  EVERYONE ERUPTS AGAIN AS I YELL OUT, " OH C'MON ON !!! "

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING SOME TV AND HEAD TO BED EXHAUSTED.  I ROLL AROUND PRETTY MUCH ALL NIGHT THINKING ABOUT PREPPING FOR THE SNOW STORM.

        MONDAY          3 - 13 - 17

        TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.................

        WORKED WITH WHEELS AT HOME.  GOT YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL BUT AS I WROTE YESTERDAY THE KID AND A FRIEND MISSED THE BUS. I GAVE THEM A RIDE.

        MOUSE IN THE HOUSE.  YEP , WE HEARD MOVEMENT SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS IN OUR BATHROOM CEILING.  I WONDER IF OUR RODENT FRIEND FOUND OUR MOUSE FRIEND ?

        SPEND A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME PREPPING FOR THE HUGE BLIZZARD COMING. SOME NEWS AGENCIES ARE PREDICTING AS HIGH AS 20 INCHES.  SO , I TESTED OUR SNOW BLOWER AND GENERATOR.  MOVED LAWNMOWERS TO ACCESS EVERYTHING.  BROUGHT A 1000 TOOLS IN A NEAT AND ORDERLY SPACE IN OUR KITCHEN AND BROUGHT FROM THE BASEMENT A NEW PUSH SNOW BLOWER FOR THE NAIL.  AFTER ABOUT 90 MINUTES I WAS PREPPED FOR TOMORROW'S STORM.

        SNUGGLE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUPPY JUST TO HEAR BOTH OF THEM SLIGHTLY GROAN AT ME.  I AM LOSING TIME DOING ANY MORE OF THIS.

        OFF TO THE NAIL. I UNLOAD THE MINI SNOW BLOWER AND START CLEANING.  BY 9PM I WAS DONE. I ALSO WATCH OUR FLYERS SHIT THE BED AGAIN. 

        I POSTED A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK OF OUR NAIL'S MARQUEE OUTDOOR SIGN. IT GOT CLOSE TO 100 LIKES RIGHT AWAY FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  I WROTE " MAN, DID MOTHER NATURE TIME THE BANDS RIGHT THIS WEEK ".  THE PICTURE HAD THE FRONT OF THE NAIL WITH THE MARQUEE SIGN READING " TUESDAY - BLIZZARD , WEDNESDAY - SHOVEL , THURSDAY - SALT , FRIDAY - DEFIBRILLATOR. "......C'MON THAT'S FUNNY STUFF.

        5 YOUNG GIRLS FROM NEW JERSEY STOP IN.  ALL OF THEM ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. TWO OF THEM WERE BARTENDERS. I WOULD OF TAKEN THEIR PHONE NUMBERS BUT LIVING IN NEW JERSEY WAS TOO FAR.  THEY WERE VISITING FRIENDS IN ARDMORE AND HEARD OF THE NAIL TO STOP IN. THEY PLAYED POOL , DRANK APPLE BEERS , AND LISTENED TO MUSIC. MAN , TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. ALL OF THEM HAD SMOKING BODIES WITH YOUTH IN THEIR EYES AND G-STRINGS HANGING OUT WHEN BENT OVER SHOOTING POOL. NOT THAT I NOTICED THAT..........MUCH.  ME , I PLAYED SCRABBLE LIKE A SNOOK AND NEVER MADE EYE CONTACT. I DID NOT EVEN WANT TO LOOK AT THEM ANYMORE FOR I MAY SCARE THEM.

        I TALK TO ONE OF THESE NEW JERSEY KIDS AND ON A PHONE SHE SAYS ITS 42 DEGREES AND ONLY CALLING FOR A COATING OF SNOW.  I SAY I THINK THIS MAY BE A BIG BLIZZARD FROM WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. LATER I FIND OUT THE GIRL WAS TALKING ABOUT ATLANTIC CITY WHERE THEY WERE FROM. 

        ROLL HOME AND WHEELS AND I ON-DEMAND ANOTHER EPISODE OF " HOMELAND ". IT WAS VERY GOOD.

        AFTER UNLOADING A 100 TOOLS AND PREPPING SNOW BLOWERS AND A GENERATOR I REALIZED AND TOLD WHEELS , " SINCE I MOVED THE ROUTER DOWNSTAIRS IT SHOULD BE EASY TO HAVE CABLE TV AND INTERNET IF WE LOSE POWER.....WHICH BE KINDA COOL."

        AFTER YEARS I FINALLY FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.........I NEED TO TURN OFF MY ANSWERING MACHINE. THIS MACHINE IN MY BEDROOM GOES OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT ESPECIALLY WITH WEATHER , SCHOOL , AND KIDNAPPED KIDS ALERTS. MANY TIMES IT WAKES ME. TONIGHT , I TURNED THE SYSTEM OFF AND SLEPT 4 STRAIGHT HOURS...........FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 18 YEARS.

        TUESDAY    3 - 14 - 17

        NIGHT 2.......DECENT SLEEP AGAIN. I COULD BE ON TO SOMETHING.

        I GUESS EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER EITHER HAD OFF OR WORKED FROM HOME.  WHEELS WORKED A LATE DAY AND I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK.

        BAD LUCK ...........GOOD LUCK I GUESS.

        TESTED THE SNOW BLOWER YESTERDAY AND ALL IS WELL. I EVEN DID SOME MODIFICATIONS. WELL , TODAY'S SNOW WOULD NOT ALLOW THE BLOWER TO SCRAPE ALONG THE GROUND.  THE BIG SNOW BLOWER WAS ABSOLUTELY USELESS FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS YEAR.  I HAND SHOVELED SMALL PATHS AT THE MINIMUM OR NEEDED BY LAW.  

        CLEANED 2 CARS AND DROVE OUR YOUNGEST TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE.  ROADS WERE FINE.

        OFF TO THE NAIL AND THIS WAS NOT FUN BUT A PLEASANT LITTLE SURPRISE WAS AN ELECTRIC SNOW BLOWER I HAVE NOW.   I DID ONE PATH AND IT WAS TOUGH BUT IT DID WORK FROM THE NAIL FRONT DOOR TO THE STREET.  I ALSO WENT TO THE RIGHT PAST THE MARQUEE SIGN A LITTLE ( OF COURSE OUR NEIGHBOR PILES IT UP TO BLOCK IT.  I ALSO SHOVELED & PLOWED A PATH TO THE TRAFFIC LIGHT. USUALLY I GO ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS BUT THAT WASN'T HAPPENING.  BETWEEN SHOVELING AND PUSHING THAT LITTLE ELECTRIC PLOW 3,000 TIMES I WAS THINKING HEART ATTACK.  I TOOK FREQUENT BREAKS TO BE SEMI-SAFE.

        AN OLD HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND WALKED BY AS I WAS MOVING SNOW. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

        OUR NEIGHBOR HAS 2 PLOWS AND DOES NOT SWEEP THE BACK LOTS EVEN THOUGH HE OWNS 3/4'S OF THE PROPERTY BACK THERE.  I AM JUST AMAZED HOW PEOPLE JUST DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT OTHERS AND THEIR RENTERS.  I DECIDED TO DRIVE MY 4 WHEEL JEEP BACK AND FORTH 20 TIMES TO MAKE IT SEMI-DRIVEABLE BACK THERE.  WHAT SUCKS IS THE TEMPERATURES PLUMMETED TO ICE COLD AND THIS SNOW WILL BE AROUND FOR A MONTH.

        NOT A SOLE ON THE ROAD.  WHEN I DID SEE CARS THEY WERE SAFELY GOING THROUGH RED LIGHTS.  I CAN'T BLAME THEM.

         I HUNG OUT AND FINISHED MY WORK AND CHILLED ON THE COMPUTER.

        BACK HOME WE HUNG OUT AND WATCHED TV.

        DECENT TO GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP AGAIN.  I HAD A GOOD DREAM AND FORGOT IT BY THE TIME I STARTING WRITING THIS BLOG.......DAMN IT.

        WEDNESDAY      3 - 15 - 17

        THIS SNOW AIN'T BUDGING.  TRIED STABBING A METAL SHOVEL INTO A LARGE PILE BY THE NAIL AND IT WAS LIKE THE ICEBERG THE TITANIC HIT.

        YOUNGEST HAS ONE OF HER ART PIECES SELECTED FOR AN ART SHOW AT THE SCHOOL.  FAMILY AND US WILL ATTEND.

        IN THE BASEMENT I  PUT OUT A LARGE PEANUT BUTTER PLATTER FOR OUR MISSING RODENT.

        YOUNGEST USES STRAIGHT A's AGAINST ME.  I TOLD MY KIDS , " IF YOU GET STRAIGHT A's I WILL ALWAYS SAY YES TO ANYTHING YOU ASK. " WELL , AT THE END OF THE SNOW STORM THE KID ASKED IF I COULD DRIVE HER TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE. I SAID , " THE ROADS ARE STILL NOT THE BEST EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE 4 WHEEL DRIVE. " THE KID RESPONDS , " I COULD USE THE ' STRAIGHT A ' RULE YOU PROMISED. "   I DROVE THE KID TO THE FRIENDS HOUSE.

        ELDEST GETS A TATTOO FROM A FRIEND. TO SAY I AM AGAINST THIS WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I HAVE LOTS OF FRIENDS THAT KNOW TATTOOING AND THE ART OF IT AND I WAS NOT EVEN ASKED.  I COULD OF LED HER TO A PROFESSIONAL , BUT A TEENAGE FRIEND DID THE TATTOO.  MY OPINION ON THIS ART WILL BE SILENT.

        WHEELS WORKS AT HOME AGAIN AND IT IS ALWAYS FUN MAKING HER LAUGH WHILE WE HANGOUT. ALSO , THE PUP CRACKS US UP TO NO END. DOGS ARE THE FRIGGIN' BEST.

        FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN TO STAY MATHEMATICALLY ALIVE FOR THE PLAYOFFS. ALWAYS NICE TO BEAT THE PENGUINS DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AND THAN WATCH PITTSBRUGH WIN ANOTHER STANLEY CUP.

        I THINK ANY KIND OF CHAMPIONSHIP IN ANY OF THE BIG 4 PRO TEAMS AND THIS CITY WOULD GO APE SHIT.

        AT THE NAIL I DECIDE TO CLEAN AND ORGANIZE. I NOTICE THE " TAKE OUT " FRIDGE IS NOT LIT. I CHANGE THE BULB AND NOTHING HAPPENS.  OH CRAP , NOW WHAT ??!!   I SPEND 40 MINUTES TROUBLE SHOOTING AND FINALLY FIX THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. 

        AGAIN IT IS A GHOST TOWN AND NO ONE IS ON THE ROADS SO I CLOSE AFTER THE FLYERS GAME.  I SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING AND LOOK OUTSIDE TO DOUBLE CHECK LOCKS AND SUCH. I NOTICE OUR MARQUEE SIGN IS NOT ILLUMINATED..............JESUS IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

        HEAD HOME , HAVE SOME LIBATIONS , AND HEAD TO BED. I THINK I SLEPT GOOD AGAIN.

        AT A FUND RAISER FOR A GOOD CAUSE.  I AM HELPING CHECK PEOPLE IN AND TELLING THEM WHERE TO DONATE MONEY ALONG WHERE FOOD , BATHROOMS , AND ENTERTAINMENT IS.  ONE COUPLE ASKS ME, " WHAT IS THE ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE NIGHT ? "  I REPLY , " IT IS THIS LOVELY LADY BEHIND ME." THE COUPLE GASPS AS THE WOMEN INTRODUCES HERSELF AND SAYS , " HELLO , MY NAME IS CELINE DION AND THANK YOU FOR COMING TONIGHT. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE EVENING."  THE COUPLE IS GIDDY AND MOVE ON. I ASK CELINE , " DO PEOPLE ALWAYS ACT LIKE THAT ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YOU KNOW CHRIS , IT NEVER GETS OLD. "..................dream ends.

        THURSDAY           3 - 16 - 17

        WHY ISN'T WORKING .............?

        START THE MORNING WITH OKAY SLEEP. GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND I TRY TO CHILL FOR MOST OF THE DAY SINCE I WILL BE BARTENDING LATE NIGHT.

        WE HAVE EXTRA BARSTOOLS IN OUR BASEMENT SO INSTEAD OF BUYING NEW ONES I DECIDE TO USE THEM AT THE NAIL.  HEY , WHY NOT SAVE $400 ?  I MEASURE THE CHAIRS AND THE HEIGHT IS WAY TOO LOW.......ABOUT 5 INCHES.........ABOUT 2 INCHES MORE THAN MY COCK.  MAN, I COME UP WITH A GOOD IDEA TO TRY TO SAVE A LITTLE MONEY AND BAM..........ASSHOLE.  I EVEN BROUGHT ONE TO THE NAIL TO TEST IT.  I FELT LIKE AN UPA UPA SITTING AT THE BAR.

        WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME AGAIN WHICH IS AWESOME.  I PARADE AROUND NAKED TO MAKE HER LAUGH FROM MY FATNESS.  SHE ASKS ME FOR SOMETHING AND I COME OVER BACKWARDS. I LOWER MY BOXERS AND SHOW MY ASS.  I START WIGGLING AND DANCING SAYNG " YOU WANT SOME OF THIS ? ".  HER FACE OF REPULSE AND SADNESS WAS SEEN QUITE QUICKLY.

        PARENTS AND ALL OF US ALONG WITH A FLORIDA FRIEND HEAD TO THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR AN ART SHOW. I SWEAR A 1000 PEOPLE CAME THROUGH.  WE WENT BECAUSE MY YOUNGEST HAD A PICTURE ACCEPTED INTO THE SHOW.  WE TOOK PICTURES IN FRONT OF IT AND I WILL POST THEM ON FACEBOOK FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS.  THE SCHOOL GAVE OUT COOKIES AND IT WAS A GOOD TIME.  MY DAD WAS SO ELATED AND IMPRESSED WITH THIS SCHOOL HE TALKED AND THANKED THE ART TEACHER SEVERAL TIMES. OH , OUR YOUNGEST UPPED HER GRADES THIS SEMESTER FROM A 3.89 TO A 4.0.......STRAIGHT A's

        OFF TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN MY CHORES.  ONE OF THEM ALMOST MADE ME GET ELECTROCUTED.  HERE SOME THINGS :

        - UNLOAD BARSTOOL , TEST, AND GET PISSED BECAUSE IT IS TOO LOW......BLOW.  I PUT IT BACK IN THE CAR AND THROW A SNOWBALL AT IT.

        - LOAD SNOW BLOWER IN CAR ALONG WITH EXTENSION CORDS.

        - CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN WITHOUT A LADDER. YES , I CAN STAND ON MOUNDS OF FROZEN SNOW.

        - DO AN ELECTRIC TEST AND IT SEEMS THE MARQUEE HAS POWER.  I THINK IT IS A BAD BULB OR TWO.......OR.......A BAD BALLAST.  IT WOULD SO SUCK IF IT WAS A BAD BALLAST.  I MUST WAIT UNTIL THE MOUNDS OF SNOW ARE GONE TO ATTEMPT TO FIX IT.  ME , LADDER , AND SNOW = ME , I.C.U. , HOSPITAL.

        - I HAVE MY TOOLS AND JUST DO PROJECTS UP TO 10PM. I WATCH VILLANOVA SCARE THE BEJESUS OUT OF US IN THE FIRST HALF.  BUT A TENACIOUS DEFENSE IN THE 2ND HALF AND THEY WON EASILY.  I SAID THIS BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT STARTED.....WISCONSIN IS A REALLY GOOD TEAM. WELP , THAT IS WHO VILLANOVA PLAYS NEXT.

        - CHANG OUT BAR LIGHT BULBS WITH FLOOD LIGHTS. THESE ARE WAY TOO BRIGHT AND I MAY HAVE MADE A MISTAKE.  THESE LIGHTS CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE.

        ** ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE LIGHT SWITCH IS TURNED OFF BEFORE STICKING YOUR FINGER IN A LIGHT SOCKET.  NOW, WHY THE HELL WOULD I STICK A FINGER IN A LIGHT SOCKET.  I WAS NOT HORNY AT THE PRESENT TIME SO WHAT LOGICAL REASON WOULD I BE AN IDIOT ? I'LL TELL YOU WHY.  AS I WAS CHANGING NORMAL BULBS TO TITANIC BULBS I ALWAYS MADE SURE THE SWITCH WAS OFF.  THIS ONE RECESSED LIGHT WAS OFF-CENTER SO I REACHED MY HAND IN IT SEARCHING FOR THE SOCKET TO GUIDE THE FLOOD LIGHT BASE INTO.  I MEAN I WAS FINGERING THIS SOCKET LIKE A TEENAGER ON PROM NIGHT.  I FINALLY FIND THE HOLE AND SCREW IN THE BULB.......AND IT GOES ON.  I YELL OUT , " JESUS CHRIST I HAD THE SWITCH ON??!! "  SOME OF THE REGULARS LAUGH.  NOW I AM WALKING ON OUR BAR AND I GOT DOWN AND SAY TO A REGULAR , " IF I GOT ELECTROCUTED YOU WOULD OF HAD A 270 POUND MAN FALL ON YOU.  HE RESPONDED , " IT'S HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE. " WE ALL LAUGH AND A SMALLER REGULAR SAYS , " I WAS HOLDING THE LADDER AND IF YOU FELL I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WOULD OF DONE. " I RESPOND , " DUDE , YOU HAVE A BETTER SHOT DRAGGING THE POOL TABLE OVER TO BREAK MY FALL. "

        SO THE NIGHT CREEPS ALONG AND I HAD A GOOD TIME.  I WAS ONLY BARTENDING BECAUSE I WANTED TO WITNESS " OPEN MIC ".  WELL , I DECIDED TO CANCEL IT BECAUSE OF COLD , ICE , COLD , AND BLOW.

        FLYER KEEP PACE WITH THE PACK. THEY PLAY A PERFECT TEAM BY WAY OF THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS. THIS TEAM HAS LOST 10 GAMES IN A ROW.  SO THE FLYERS GET BLOWN OUT 19 - 2 AND KEEP PACE OF SUCKING ASS.

        AT 1:15AM I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME. HE HAD ONE TOO MANY PBR'S BUT SEEMED OKAY.  BUT I WANTED TO BE SAFE SO I DROVE HIM HOME AND HAD A WORKER WATCHED THE BAR.  I ALSO THINK WATER HAS MORE ALCOHOL THAN PBR.

        I RETURN IN JUST 6 MINUTES AND SIT AT MY COMPUTER. I NOTICE MY MOUSE IS NOT WORKING.  I SAY TO A REGULAR , " WHY THE HELL WOULD MY COMPUTER MOUSE NOT WORK ALL OF A SUDDEN ? " I CONTINUE BARTENDING AND HANGING OUT UNTIL 3AM THE ENTIRE TIME FRUSTRATED MY COMPUTER MOUSE WAS NOT WORKING.  I WAS EXHAUSTED.

        I ARRIVE HOME AND CRASH IMMEDIATELY. I COMPLETELY FALL ASLEEP AT 3:15AM AND TOTALLY PASS OUT UNTIL 8AM WHEN MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF.......DAMN IT.

        THE NEXT MORNING ( FRIDAY ) I DECIDE TO WATCH SURVEILLANCE. IT IS TOO MUCH OF A COINCIDENCE THAT MY COMPUTER MOUSE SUDDENLY NOT WORKING AFTER I RETURNED FROM DROPPING A PATRON OFF IN 6 MINUTES. 

        I WATCH A SECTION OF VIDEO WHERE A PATRON THROWS A CELL PHONE AND THE BARTENDER SEMI-CATCHES IT OFF THE TOP OF MY.....................MOUSE.  PROBLEM FOUND AND SOLVED.  MY ANTENNAS WERE RIGHT.

        FRIDAY       3 - 17 - 17   ( MISS YA MY MAN )

        SOMETIMES REMINDER FACEBOOK MEMORIES HURT..................

        SCRAMBLED ALITTLE BIT TODAY BUT IT WAS A GOOD DAY.

        WHEELS AND I LOAD UP AND HEAD TO OUR FRIENDS HOME.  IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND ON A LAKE.   THE BOOZE WILL FLOW TONIGHT.  I POSTED A PICTURE OF WHEELS DRINKING BRANDY FROM A HUGE SNIFTER. FAIR AMOUNT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS COMMENTED ON IT.

        ELDEST DROPS US OFF AND GETS LOST ON THE WAY HOME.  MAN THESE KIDS SHOULD PAY ATTENTION WHEN BEING A PASSENGER IN ACAR INSTEAD OF HEAD DOWN LOOKING AT A CELL PHONE.

        WHEELS AND I ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY AS WE CHILL TOGETHER.  I REALLY LOVE HANGING WITH HER.  IN FACT ON A STRANGER'S FACEBOOK PAGE HE ASKED , " WHAT IS THE SECRET OF 10+ YEARS OF MARRIAGE ? "  MANY PEOPLE COMMENTED .....MOSTLY HUMOROUS BUT I WROTE " I MARRIED MY BEST FRIEND".  THE GUY RESPONDED AND ASKED , " WHAT IS THE ADVICE THAN ? ".  I REPLIED " MARRY YOUR BEST FRIEND. "  ANYWAY , I GOT TO WATCH " SUICIDE SQUAD " FOR 24 MINUTES..........NICE.  WE ARRIVED TOO FAST AT OUR FRIENDS HOME AND HAD TO SHUT MY COMPUTER OFF.

        ARRIVE AT OUR FRIENDS HOME AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL. ON THE WATER AND WARMER THAN ARDMORE......WELL ALITTLE BIT.  THEY SHOW US THE HOME AND WE HAVE TASTY SNACKS BEFORE A FABULOUS DINNER OF CHICKEN CUTLETS , PASTA , AND ZUCCHINI.   THE WINE , BEER , VODKA , TEQUILA , HIRAM WALKER BRANDY , COFFEE & AMARETTO, AND OF COURSE JACQUINS APRICOT BRANDY...........ALL FLOWED VERY QUICKLY.

        WE HAD ALOT OF LAUGHS AND PLAYED A NEW CARD GAME CALLED " PRESSURE RUMMY ".  IT IS A PRETTY COOL GAME AND WE WILL TEACH IT TO OUR KIDS.

        HEAD TO BED LATE NIGHT PRETTY DAMN TIRED.  I GET SOME APPLE WHICH WAS AWESOME AND SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. I DID GET UP AT 6:45AM.

        WHEN WE ALL GOT TOGETHER WE MADE A TOAST TO BEING HERE. I STOPPED EVERY ONE BEFORE WE CLINKED GLASSES AND SAID , " HERE'S TO WHEELS DAD ".  WHEELS TEARED UP AND SO DID I. I POSTED 2 STORIES ON FACEBOOK.  THE WEBSITE REMINDS YOU OF CERTAIN MEMORIES EACH DAY.  WELL , TODAY 3 - 17 - 17 , MY FATHER-IN-LAW LEFT US 3 YEARS AGO.  IT IS A PAINFUL MEMORY AND I TRY TO THINK OF ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD......MAYBE THAT MAKES IT EVEN MORE PAINFUL,  WHEELS GETS A HUG FROM OUR FRIEND AND WE START THE NIGHT OF HANGING OUT AND ENJOYING EACH OTHER'S COMPANY.

        I MISS MY FATHER-IN-LAW.  THE DUDE WAS A CHARACTER TO SAY THE LEAST AND CERTAINLY A 1 IN A MILLION TYPE OF GUY. EVERY SO OFTEN I GET MAD AT MYSELF FOR LOSING THAT WONDERFUL COMEDIC VIDEO MY FAMILY MADE FOR WHEELS AND HER FAMILY.  MY WHOLE FAMILY , ON VIDEO , RE-ENACTED TRUE STORIES ABOUT MY FATHER-IN-LAW......AND OF COURSE ADDED SOME WRESTLING JARGON IN THERE TOO.  IT WAS ABOUT 24 MINUTES LONG. I EVEN SENT THE VIDEO TO THE TV SHOW " FUNNIEST HOME MOVIES ".  I HAD 3 COPIES AND SOMEHOW WE LOST ALL 3. I REALLY REGRET THAT AND EVERY TIME I SEE A VCR TAPE I DOUBLE CHECK IT TO MAKE SURE IT WAS NOT OUR LOST FAMILY VIDEO CALLED " JACK'S BIRTHDAY ".

        ANYWAY , WE MISS THE GUY AND IT IS SO APPROPRIATE OF THIS FUN MAN TO PASS ON ST. PADDY'S DAY AND HAVE A BIRTHDAY ON APRIL FOOLS DAY.

        SATURDAY      3 - 18 - 17

        BEAUTIFUL DAY ........................

        NICE LITTLE BREAKFAST OF BAGELS , CEREAL , COFFEE , AND COOKIES. MAN, I SO DON'T NEED COOKIES.

        HEAD TO CENTER CITY OR " UPTOWN " FOR A ST. PADDY'S DAY FESTIVAL.  WALKED THE STREETS WITH 1000'S OF PEOPLE AND LOTS OF VENDERS.  TONS OF FOOD , BEER , IRISH MUSIC , AND ITEMS FOR SALE. I PLAYED WITH THIS CUTE LITTLE KID WHO HAD A BUBBLE GUN.....HE WAS SHOOTING BUBBLES AT ME AND I WAS TRYING TO CATCH THEM.

        I ALSO DIMED OUT A BUDDY WHO WAS WAITING FOR HIS WIFE IN THE PORTA POTTY.  HE HELD HER PURSE SO OF COURSE I YELLED OUT , " NICE PURSE !! "  A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE ALL DRESSED IN GREEN STARTED ROARING LAUGHING.  THE WIFE COMES OUT AND GETS HER PURSE BACK AND I SAY , " OH , THAT IS VERY NICE OF YOU TO HOLD HIS MAN PURSE ".......CROWD LAUGHS AGAIN.

        LOTS OF PEOPLE.......LOTS OF ASS.  MAN , I LIKE DOING THESE EVENTS.

        OFF TO A RESTAURANT FOR WINGS , BRISKET SANDWICH , AND DRINKS.  WE WATCH THE VILLANOVA GAME AND OF COURSE WE HAD TO HEAR WISCONSIN FANS CHEERING.  WE CHEERED ZERO TIMES.  SO PISSED AND AGONIZED THEY LOST IN THE 2ND ROUND.  I DID WRITE 2 DAYS AGO BE WARY OF WISCONSIN.  ANNNNNND AGAIN PHILLY FANS GET CRUSHED.

        POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK OF THE FESTIVAL AND ME DRESSED LIKE A FAT LEPRECHAUN.

        ROLL BACK HOME TO PLAY CARDS , SIT OUTSIDE , AND DRINKS WAY TOO MUCH......GOOD TIMES.

        SUNDAY     3 - 20 - 17

        MY KINDA DAY..................

        SLEPT PRETTY GOOD , HAD SOME REALLY COOL DREAMS , AND ENJOYED A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

        DREAMT ABOUT INTRODUCING A GIRL TO LOTS OF MY FAMILY , WORKING WITH MY BROTHER THE PAINTER , AND LEARNING HOW TO FLY AN AIRPLANE.  ALL OF THEM WERE GOOD DREAMS. ALL OF THEM  I FORGOT ALREADY.......BLOW.

        TAKE A RIDE WITH A FRIEND TO GET BOOZE AND BREAKFAST SANDWICHES.  I MEAN WHO DOESN'T SHOP FOR BOOZE AT 9 IN THE MORNING.

        I SAY TO MY FRIEND , " EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY HERE." HE REPLIES IT KINDA WEARS ON YA. "  WE STOP AT A FAST FOOD PLACE CALLED " BOJANGLES " AND IT IS PRETTY GOOD.  THE BO-ROUNDS ARE BITE SIZE HASH BROWNS WITH A HINT OF ONION......DAMN GOOD AND YOU CAN EAT THEM LIKE POTATO CHIPS. I GOT FATTER JUST LOOKING AT THEM.  AFTER I SAID THE COMMENT ABOUT FRIENDLY PEOPLE A GUY IN LINE WITH US SAYS , " HEY !! HOW YEE ALL DOIN' ??!! I AM REALTOR AND LIVED HERE 25 YEARS. WHERE Y'ALL FROM ? LOCALS OR JUST VISITING ? " WE SMALL TALKED UNTIL OUR ORDER WAS READY.  THE GUY LEAVES AND COMES BACK TO ASK ANOTHER QUESTION , HE SAYS , " I JUST GOTTA ASK , " YOUR ACCENTS ARE NOT NEW JERSEY OR NEW YORK. ARE THEY PENNSYLVANIA ? " WE BOTH SAY PENNSYLVANIA.  THE GUY REALLY PICKED UP ON OUR SPEAKING ACCENTS OR US WEARING AN EAGLES SHIRT AND EAGLES HAT. ANYWAY , WE WALK OUTSIDE AND I SAY , " YEAH , I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THE FRIENDLINESS WEARING THIN ON YA. "

        BACK AT THE HOUSE WE ENJOY BREAKFAST AND TALK ABOUT STUFF.  MY FRIEND CALLS THEIR CABLE TV COMPANY BECAUSE SHE GOT A NOTICE THAT THEY WILL NOT BE CARRYING " CBS " WHICH IS A MAJOR STATION.  ALOT OF SHOWS ARE ON THIS STATION INCLUDING SOME OF THE NCAA MARCH MADNESS GAMES.

        DUKE LOSES , NORTH CAROLINA WINS , AND I AM STILL BITTER & ACHING FROM VILLANOVA LOSING TO WISCONSIN AND THOSE DAMN FANS AT THE BAR 2 DAYS AGO CHEERING LIKE MENTAL PATIENTS.  DAMN IT !!.....I WANTED TO CHEER LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT !!

        WHEELS AND A FRIEND TAKE A RIDE TO GET SOME FISHING SUPPLIES.  I SPEND TIME WATCHING TV ABOUT MARYLYN MONROE. IT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD AND SHE WAS A PIECE OF ASS TRAIN WRECK.  SHE HAD A VERY TOUGH LIFE BEING ABANDONED AT 2 YEARS OLD AND LIVING IN 7 DIFFERENT ORPHANAGES.

         I HELPED FIXED THEIR TV USING EXTERNAL SPEAKERS.  OH , AND I ALSO GO IN AND OUT OF SLEEPING ON A LARGE RECLINER WHICH WAS NICE.

        90 MINUTES LATER WHEELS AND OUR FRIEND RETURN. GOOD GOD THAT TOOK LONG.  APPARENTLY EVERY STORE THEY WENT TO HAD NO FISHING HOOKS OR BAIT. 

         I SPEND SOME TIME OVER TURNING ROCKS TO MAKE A STEP STAIRCASE TO A LITTLE BEACH THEY HAVE RIGHT OUTSIDE THEIR FRONT DOOR. I DID NOT DO THE BEST JOB BUT ACCESSING THIS TINY BEACH IS KINDA COOL.

        SPEAKING OF THE TINY BEACH , A PADDLE BOAT WASHED UP 3 WEEKS AGO.  THE BOAT IS IN WORKING ORDER BUT HAS A CRACK THAT SEEPS WATER INTO.  I OVERTURNED THE BOAT TO EMPTY THE WATER AND INSPECTED THE STEERING AND PADDLES UNDERNEATH.  IT IS SEA WORTHY SO I PUT MY CELL PHONE ON SOME ROCKS AND STEP INSIDE THE BOAT. I WAS NOT TAKING MY CELL PHONE INTO WATER JUST IN CASE.  I QUICKLY DECIDE THAT A 270 POUND GUY SHOULD NOT BE FLOATING AROUND IN THIS CRACKED LEAKING PLASTIC PADDLE BOAT.

        WHEELS AND I WALK AROUND TO VISIT SOME PRIVATE PIERS.  WE FISH OFF THEM BUT QUICKLY RETURN TO ANOTHER DOCK AREA WITH A FRIEND.  THIS COULD OF BEEN MY FAVORITE TIME.  WE SAT ON THE DOCK WITH TONS OF BOATS AROUND AND FISHED OFF THE EDGES.  WE TALKED AND FISHED FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. THE WEATHER WAS BEAUTIFUL AND THE SCENERY WAS JUST AMAZING. I POSTED A COUPLE OF PICTURES ON FACEBOOK. I ALSO POSTED SOME BEAUTIFUL SUN SETS.

        BACK HOME WE BBQ HUGE STUFFED BURGERS ALONG WITH DOGS , CHOPPED POTATOES , AND BROCCOLI.  AGAIN I WAS EATING AND DRINKING BOOZE.  OH GOOD GOD.

        LATE NIGHT CALL FROM A PERSPECTIVE RENTER FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. IT WAS 10:30PM BUT I DECIDE TO DO MY THING, SEND HIM A LEASE , AND TALK TO AN AUNT. THEY SEEM TO BE NICE AND I FINISHED START TO FINISH IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

        A LITTLE BEFORE MIDNIGHT ALL OF US BEGIN TO HEAD TO BED.  WHEELS WAS UP TO 3:30AM THE NIGHT BEFORE AND EVERY NIGHT WE HAD BEEN BOOZING AND EATING.  OFF TO BED , WATCHED TV FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES , AND SLEPT OKAY AT BEST. 

        MONDAY      3 - 20 - 17

        PHILLY FESTIVAL ?.......NOT QUITE.

        WHEELS AND I WAKE UP TO ANOTHER BRISK BUT BEAUTIFUL MORNING.  OUR VIEWS OVERLOOK A VERY LARGE LAKE.  IT IS QUITE A WAY TO START A MORNING.

        WE TAKE A LONG WALK AROUND THE LAKE COMMUNITY.  IT IS SOMETHING TO SEE.  WE ALSO NOTICE A 2ND WATERCRAFT HAS FLOATED UP TO OUR FRIEND'S BEACH.

        BACK AT THE HOUSE WE DO A LATE BREAKFAST AND IT WAS OFF TO THE AIRPORT.  OUR FLIGHT HERE WAS THE MOST PERFECT FLIGHT EVER. THE WAY HOME.........NOT THE BEST BUT STILL GOOD.

        AMERICAN AIRLINES OFFERS FREE INTERNET AND MOVIES SO I WATCHED ABOUT AN HOUR OF " SUICIDE SQUAD ".  THE MOVIE IS DECENT AND HARLEY QUINN STEALS THE SHOW.

        FLIGHT IS DELAYED ABOUT 25 MINUTES BECAUSE OF STANDBY CUSTOMERS. THEY WANTED TO FILL THE PLANE AND THEY SURE DID.

        OH , WHEELS STOPS BREATHING FOR 5 SECONDS AND PUNCHES ME.  THIS IS RIGHT AS WE ARE ABOUT TO LIFT OFF.  THIS WAS SCARY BUT SHE SAID IT FELT LIKE WHEN YOU GET THE WIND KNOCKED OUTTA OF YOU.  IT PASSED AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES BUT THIS SHOULD BE SOMETHING OF A CONCERN IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN.

        ELDEST PICKS US UP AT THE AIRPORT WHICH IS A NICE PERK NOW. SHE BROUGHT HER SISTER WHICH WAS NICE TOO. A LITTLE " NOT LISTENING " TO MY INSTRUCTIONS CAUSED US ANOTHER 10 MINUTE DELAY. BUT , WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE IT WORKED OUT GOOD.

        5PM TRAFFIC IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST TIME TO BE AT AN AIRPORT.  WE HEADED TOWARDS OUR KIDS COLLEGE AND DECIDED TO STOP AT A PJ WHELINAN'S FOR DINNER.  IT WAS A VERY GOOD CHOICE.  FOOD , BEER ( UGH ) , AND SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD.  I REALLY ENJOYED JUST HANGING WITH THE KIDS SINCE WE HAVE NOT SEEN THEM IN 3 DAYS.

        STOP AT A LIQUOR STORE NEXT TO THE RESTAURANT.  YES , THIS IS A TRUE STORY.  WE DRANK ENOUGH BOOZE FOR 10 MEN AND AS SOON AS WE ARE HOME........MORE BOOZE.

        DRIVE TO COLLEGE AND DROP OFF OUR ELDEST. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST HELP CARRY THINGS TO THE DORM WHILE I WAIT IN THE CAR AND STARE AT COLLEGE GIRLS LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT.

        WE ROLL HOME AND IT IS AFTER 8PM.  GREETING THE PUPPY IS THE BEST.  I AM EXHAUSTED AND THE ONE VERY NICE BELGIUM BEER AT DINNER WAS ENOUGH FOR ME.

        WE SETTLE IN AND I DECIDE TO CLOSE THE NAIL TONIGHT. I AM JUST TOO EXHAUSTED FROM BINGING ALL WEEKEND AND TRAVELING.

        I HEAD TO BED AROUND 9PM AND CHILL WITH THE PUPPY.  THE DOG JUST CRACKS US UP TO NO END EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

        BY 10PM I CAN'T EVEN WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES. I FEEL I WILL SLEEP FOR 12 HOURS.  BY 10:10PM I COMPLETELY CRASH.

        AT 2AM......I WAKE UP.........SHIT.

        USE THE BATHROOM AND HEAD TO THE COMPUTER IN THE KITCHEN.  I DECIDE TO READ A DISAPPOINTING APPRAISAL WE GOT FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  LAST WEEK ANOTHER HOME APPRAISAL CAME IN REMARKABLE BUT THIS WAS NOT SO GOOD BECAUSE THERE ARE NO COMPARABLES.  I DECIDED TO OPEN UP THE REPORT AND READ IT.  I MADE A LIST OF 20 THINGS I FOUND WRONG WITH THE APPRAISAL.  ONE SIMPLE ONE.....HE HAD OUR HOME AS A 2 BATHROOM HOUSE WHEN IT IS A 2 1/2 BATH. THIS MAY BE LITTLE BUT 19 MORE THINGS I FOUND AND IT PISSED ME OFF EVEN MORE. WE WILL SEE WHAT OUR BANK SAYS AND THIS LONG STRUGGLE IS COMING TO A CLOSE. WHETHER WE REFI OR NOT I AM STILL NOT SURE.

        IT IS NOW 5AM AND I WILL TRY TO HEAD BACK TO SLEEP.

        OH , THE " PHILLY ST. PADDY'S DAY FESTIVAL " PICTURES I POSTED ON FACEBOOK WAS ACTUALLY IN NORTH CAROLINA.  YES , WHEELS AND I VISITED OUR FRIENDS FOR 4 DAYS AND IT WAS A REALLY GOOD TIME.  WE GIGGLED AS PEOPLE " LIKED " AND COMMENTED ON THE PICTURES AND NOT ONE PERSON SAID , " GEE , I DON'T REMEMBER PHILLY BEING 70 DEGREES , EVERYONE WALKING AROUND IN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS AND SHORTS , AND........ A HUGE FESTIVAL IN CENTER CITY. "  OH BY THE WAY , NORTH CAROLINA WOMEN ARE VERY EASY ON THE EYES.

        ONE MORE THING......OUR ELDEST WAS NOT TO HAVE NO MORE THAN 2 GIRLS OVER OUR HOUSE. NO PARTIES OR ANYTHING ILLEGAL.   MY ANTENNAS WENT UP AS SOON AS I ENTERED THE HOUSE.....IT WAS TOO CLEAN AND ALL TRASHCANS WERE EMPTIED. MAN THIS KID IS THE WORST AT HIDING PARTIES.  PUNISHMENT TO BE NAMED LATER.

        TUESDAY       3 - 21 - 17

        WHY I WORRY.......................

        BACK TO THE GRINDSTONE AND SLEEPING ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.  I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.  I WILL TRY MY TRAVEL CPAP MACHINE TONIGHT.  MAYBE THAT WAS THE REASON I SLEPT BETTER IN NORTH CAROLINA.  I DON'T THINK IT WAS THE HUGE AMOUNT OF BOOZE.

        WHEELS WORKS FROM HOME AND I PUTZ AROUND DOING LITTLE STUFF.  MY MAIN THING WAS TO UTILIZE THE GOOD WEATHER. I RELOADED MY VAN OF 1000 TOOLS AND THE CAR SEATS. I ALSO VACUUMED THE ENTIRE VEHICLE.

        WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE I LEAF BLOW OUR PATIO.  I FOUND BROKEN GLASS SO I PICKED UP AS MANY AS I COULD , MOVED ALL PATIO FURNITURE , AND LEAF BLEW THE WHOLE AREA. JUST TOO MANY SIGNS A PARTY WAS AT OUR HOUSE WHILE WE WERE GONE.

        MORE OFFERS ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  ONE GUY ASKED IF I COULD MEET YESTERDAY. I TOLD HIM, " I LIKE TO WAIT UNTIL THE WEATHER IS A LITTLE NICER. " HE RESPONDED , "
         WHY DOES WEATHER MATTER ? I HAVE A TRAILER. " I REPLY , " I THOUGHT YOU LIKE TO MEET AT A PUBLIC PLACE LIKE MY BAR.  I DO NOT WANT TO RIDE WHEN IT IS 30 DEGREES OUT." I AM SURE I WILL NEVER HEAR FROM HIM AGAIN. I AM COMPLETELY AMAZED HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE CONTACTED ME FOR THE BIKE AND THAN NEVER RETURN A CALL OR TEXT AFTER THE INITIAL TALK.

        IT WAS TOO NICE OUT SO I DECIDED TO SHOWER WITH MY DOG.  OKAY , DON'T THINK PERVERTED LIKE I ALWAYS DO. THE PUP NEEDED A SHAMPOO SO WHEELS AND I GOT THE DOG IN THE SHOWER. UNFORTUNATELY WHEELS DID NOT JOIN US SO I JUST SHAMPOOED THE PUP WITH SOME ALLERGEN SOAP.  WATCHING THE DOG RUN OUT OF THE SHOWER AND THAN OUTSIDE IS PRETTY FUNNY TO SEE.

        I TAKE A NAP SINCE I SLEPT LIKE ABSOLUTE ASS LAST NIGHT.

        OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A VERY GOOD NIGHT. THE POOL TEAMS WERE FUN AND THEY DRINK LIKE I DO.  NEW PEOPLE CAME IN AND THIS ONE GIRL TIPPED ME $5 EVERY TIME SHE ORDERED A BEER.  SHE MUST HAVE HAD 6 BEERS OVER THE NIGHT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE.  SHE WAS CUTE , FUNNY, AND LIKED PLAYING POOL.  I THINK SHE WANTED ME.

        MAN IT IS DARK OUTSIDE WHEN THAT MARQUEE IS NOT ILLUMINATED.  THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS WE HAVE BEEN SHINING A FLOOD LIGHT ON IT.  I CAN'T DO  WORK BECAUSE OF THE SNOW AND ICE.  I NEED A TALL LADDER. ONE SLIP AND IT WILL BE A SCENE FROM HUMPTY DUMPTY.

        I USE TRAVEL WEBSITES TO POSSIBLY HOOK UP WITH POTENTIAL RENTERS.  THE ONLY THING IS THESE SITES CHARGE A SHITLOAD OF MONEY.  IF OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTS FOR $500.........THEY WILL CHARGE THE RENTER $800 AND THAN CHARGE US FOR FEES. I COULD EASILY SAY , " 'F' IT I WILL TAKE THE EXTRA MONEY. " BUT I DO NOT THINK IT IS FAIR SO I FACEBOOK THE PERSON'S NAME AND SEE IF I CAN SAVE THEM MONEY.  TONIGHT I HAD THIS ONE WOMEN WHO KNEW AN OLD TIME FRIEND OF MINE.  WE WILL TALK TOMORROW.......NOW THAT IS A SMALL WORLD.

        THIS IS WHY PARENTS WORRY.  ONE OF WHEELS BEST FRIENDS TOLD US A TRAGIC STORY THAT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND.  HER KID WENT TO A PARTY WITH BEER , BOOZE , AND DRUGS.  HER KID GOT IN AN ARGUMENT AND LEFT THE PARTY WITH A FRIEND. THE NEXT DAY THEY FOUND OUT A KID OVERDOSED AND DIED.  NO PARENTS WERE PRESENT AT THIS PARTY.

        WEDNESDAY     3 - 22 - 17

        AFTER A LONG TUESDAY NIGHT I NEEDED TO CHILL.  I SLEPT BAD AGAIN AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO GIVE SOON.  I TELL MY YOUNGEST EVERY TIME I SNUGGLE WITH HER , " I'M GONNA MISS THIS. "

        ON MONDAY , I  ASKED 2 PROSPECTIVE MOTORCYCLE BUYERS TO TEXT OR CALL ME TONIGHT......THEY DIDN'T.

        ON MONDAY , I ASKED A PERSPECTIVE MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER TO CALL ME BETWEEN 6:30PM - 9:30PM.  WE HAVE BEEN TEXTING AND TALKING MANY TIMES OVER THE LAST 2 WEEKS.  I SAID TO MYSELF , " IF HE DOES NOT CALL ME TONIGHT BY 9:30PM I WILL CANCEL THE RESERVATION.  AT 9:31PM I BEGIN WRITING AN EMAIL DENYING RENTAL FOR HIM.  AT 9:35PM HE CALLS , PAYS VIA CREDIT CARD , TOLD ME HE FORGOT , AND THAT IS WHY HE WAS LATER THAN 9:30PM.  I NEVER TOLD HIM HE WAS SECONDS AWAY FROM CANCELLATION. I DELETED THE EMAIL.

        ON TUESDAY NIGHT , A WOMAN CONTACTED ME ABOUT RENTING A PROPERTY.  WE HAVE A GOOD MUTUAL FRIEND SO THE GIRL AND HER FAMILY IS RELIABLE.  BUT , THE OLD NOT CALLING BACK GAME CAME INTO PLAY AGAIN. WE EMAIL AND FACEBOOK MESSAGE EACH OTHER ON TUESDAY NIGHT. SHE TELLS ME SHE WILL CALL ME WEDNESDAY BEFORE 6PM.  I TELL HER CALL ME BEFORE 6PM AT HOME OF AFTER 6:30PM AT THE NAIL.  I NEVER GOT A CALL.  I AM JUST AMAZED HOW PEOPLE JUST FORGET OR DON'T CARE.

        MET WITH OUR SODA GUY THIS MORNING. MAN DID OUR SYSTEM NEED HELP.  HE FIXED EVERYTHING AND STOCKED ALL SUPPLIES. WE ARE GOOD TO GO.

        MET WITH AMUSEMENT TECH THIS MORNING TOO. 

        I FINALLY SHOVELED SNOW FROM THE NAIL TO THE SEPTA PARKING LOTS.   IT WAS A LITTLE COLD BUT I FIGURE I GET IT OUT OF THE WAY FOR FRIDAY'S SHOW.  SATURDAY WILL BE 72+ DEGREES AND HOPEFULLY ALL THE SNOW WILL BE GONE.

        BANK - " YOUR REFI'S ARE APPROVED. " YES !!!!!! THIS IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL FOR WHEELS AND I.  HUNDREDS OF DOCUMENTS WERE GIVEN TO OUR BANK OVER THE LAST 4 WEEKS. IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR US TO GET LOANS. WE HAVE BEEN DENIED MANY TIMES IN THE PAST.  WE ARE PRETTY HAPPY THIS IS GOING DOWN. WE DECIDE TO CELEBRATE AND I START FILLING THE JACUZZI AND SETTING UP ROMANTIC CANDLES.

        3 MINUTES LATER - BANK ACCOUNTING OFFICE - " YOUR REFI'S ARE NOT APPROVED BECAUSE OF INSUFFICIENT INSURANCE ON ONE PROPERTY. "   YEP , WHEELS AND I GOT TO ENJOY 3 MINUTES OF CELEBRATING OUR VERY DIFFICULT REFI LOANS OF PASSING.  THE CALL FROM ACCOUNTING EXPLAINED OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS NOT COVERED ENOUGH TO PASS THE LOAN.  MAN , ISN'T LIFE A KICK IN THE ASS ? I TURNED THE WATER OFF FILLING THE JACUZZI AND PUT THE CANDLES AWAY.

        WHEELS DOES THE INSURANCE SIDE OF STUFF SINCE SHE HAS BEEN DOING IT FOR DAMN NEAR 40 YEARS.  NOW HERE IS AN UPPER CUT TO THE BALLS. OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE INSURANCE FOR 21 YEARS DID NOT HAVE ONE CLAIM.  THAN , A LOWLIFE SCUM SUCKING , BALL LICKING, GITBAG GULPING , MOTHER F'ER THIEF BREAKS INTO OUR HOME , STEALS ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATERS FOR $20 , SMASHES OUR WATER HEATER PIPE , AND CREATES A MASSIVE WATER DAMAGE SOAKING OUR FIRST FLOOR CARPETS.  WE MAKE A CLAIM , THEY BATTLE US , I HIRE A PUBLIC ADJUSTER, WE WIN , AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY DROPS US.  HOW'S THAT FOR FUCKING LIFE ?

        3 YEARS AGO WE ESTABLISH ANOTHER INSURANCE COMPANY FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE......ZERO CLAIMS. OH , RIGHT AFTER WE WERE DROPPED BY OUR 21 YEAR COMPANY.  WHEELS TELLS THEM ABOUT NOT HAVING ENOUGH INSURANCE ON OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE TO MAKE A REFI GO THROUGH. THEY TELL US THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THEY CAN DO FOR US.........AND DROP OUR POLICY. WHEELS CALLS OUR BANK AND THE ACCOUNTING OFFICE. THEY GIVE US A LEAD FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY THAT CAN HELP.   SHE CONTACTS THEM AND OUR MT HOUSE IS RE-INSURED IN LESS THAN 45 MINUTES.  OH , ONE MORE THING , OUR YEARLY FEE ARE 30% CHEAPER.   RUN US THROUGH THE GRINDER AND WE COME OUT PAYING LESS ANNUALLY.  INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE A PIECE OF WORK. I WAS NOT RE-FILLING THE JACUZZI AGAIN NOR GETTING THE CANDLES.

        THE NAIL INSURANCE..........YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT WE PAY MONTHLY.  I'LL GIVE YOU A HINT.......4 CAR PAYMENTS A MONTH.  SINCE I KNOW ABSOLUTELY DICK ABOUT INSURANCE I AM PRETTY MUCH USELESS IN FINDING NEW COMPANIES TO HELP US.

        RUMOR A POOL PLAYER TOLD ME TUESDAY NIGHT - " WE ( LOVE THE WORD " WE " ) HEARD YOUR NEIGHBOR IS BUYING THE NAIL ? "   I RESPOND , " WHEN ? BECAUSE AFTER 20 YEARS I WOULD LISTEN TO AN OFFER. "

        COLD AGAIN AND SO GLAD I DID THE MARQUEE SIGN LAST NIGHT. I ALSO FOUND A GOOD WAY OF FLASHING A FLOOD LIGHT ON OUR MARQUEE WHILE THE LIGHTS ARE OUT.  TONIGHT I NOTICED SEVERAL DRILLED OUT HOLES IN THE POLE.  I SHOVED IN THE STAND HOLDING THE FLOOD LIGHT AND IT WORKED PERFECT SHINING UPWARDS TO THE LETTERS.  GO FIGURE.

        ROLL TO THE NAIL AND MEET A BAND PLAYING ON SATURDAY. THEY ARE CALLED " GRIN BARKERS " AND THEY WERE VERY COOL.

        HAVE A SIDE JOB TOMORROW SO IT WAS NICE TO LEAVE THE NAIL SEMI EARLY.  MAN I HAVE SOME RUNNING TO DO THE NEXT 2 DAYS.

        COUSINS TEXTING ME THINKING WE WERE GETTING TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND.  NOPE......NEXT WEEKEND.  I MIGHT HAVE RIBBED THEM ALITTLE BIT.

        ROLL HOME AND WIND DOWN THE NIGHT. AGAIN I HAVE A BRANDY AND COMPLETELY REGRET IT. JESUS I HAVE AN ADDICTION.

        THURSDAY         3 - 23 - 17

        OFF TO A SIDE JOB TODAY.  FOR ONCE EVERYTHING WENT PRETTY SMOOTHLY.

        STOPPED AT A VERY LOCAL BEER DISTRIBUTOR CALLED " ROSEMONT BEVERAGE ". I INTRODUCED MYSELF AND MET THE NEW OWNER WHO IS THE WIFE TAKING IT OVER FOR HER HUSBAND. ANYWAY ,  MY BEER COMPANY PRINTZ BEVERAGE PUSHED ME OFF TO TOMORROW BUT I WANTED 3 CASES OF ROLLING ROCK BOTTLES FOR OUR $2 SPECIAL TONIGHT.  I WAS CHARGED $23 PER CASE WITH A $1.50 DISCOUNT WHICH I DIDN'T GET. MY COMPANY CHARGES ME $19.50 PER CASE.  WITH TAX AND NON- DISCOUNT IT CAME TO $73.14.  A LITTLE TOO EXPENSIVE I THINK.  NEXT TIME I WILL PRICE CHECK LIKE I USUALLY DO.

        STOP AT HOME , PLAY AND WALK THE PUP , AND HEAD TO THE BANK TO MAKE DEPOSITS.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT. I STOCKED THE ROLLING ROCK BOTTLES AND WILL MEET OUR BEER GUYS TOMORROW ALONG WITH THE GIRL WHO CLEANS OUR BEER LINES. 

        FLYERS WITH A GOOD WIN. I THINK THEY NEED TO WIN THE LAST 9 GAMES IN A ROW TO GET INTO THE...........AHHHH I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO WRITE IT.

        SOME REALLY GOOD NCAA B-BALL GAMES.  STILL TOTALLY SICKENED BY 'NOVA LOSING......BLOW.

        ELDEST PERSUADES ME TO PICK HER UP AT COLLEGE TONIGHT. I DO NOT LIKE DRIVING AT NIGHT BECAUSE WE TAKE A LONG SIDE ROAD TO GET THERE.  THERE IS ALWAYS DEER.  I MADE GOOD TIME AND ARRIVED JUST BEFORE DARK.  WHEN PARKING I ALMOST SMOKED A KID WHEN I WAS BACKING INTO A PARKING SPOT.  THE KID WALKED RIGHT BEHIND MY CAR..........DUMAS.

        DRIVE HOME AND I TALK WITH OUR ELDEST.  SEE A DEER RIGHT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.  I AM GLAD I GOT HER TONIGHT BECAUSE WE DO HAVE SOME RUNNING TOMORROW.  THE KID ALSO KNEW A PUNISHMENT WAS COMING FOR THROWING A PARTY AT OUR HOUSE WITHOUT US THERE.  THE LITTLE SISTER GAVE THE WARNING TEXTS.  PUNISHMENT......NO CAR UNTIL JUNE 1ST. THE KID TOOK IT VERY WELL.

        BACK HOME WE HAVE A NICE DINNER AND CHILL.  WHEELS AND ELDEST WATCH GREY'S ANATOMY AND SCANDAL WHILE I SURF THE TV FOR SPORTS AND WORK ON THE COMPUTER AND PLAY SOME GAMES TO WIND DOWN IN THE KITCHEN. I LOVE HAVING A KITCHEN TV......LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

        ANOTHER TEXT TO MEET FOR THE MOTORCYCLE TOMORROW AT 2PM.  GEE.....I WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN ?

         COUPLE OF COCKTAILS AND IT WAS OFF TO BED.  I ACTUALLY SLEPT DECENT.

        AT MY OLD HOME WHERE MY PARENTS LIVE IS A LONG HIGH STONE WALL.  WHEELS AND I WALK AROUND THE BLOCK TO EXERCISE BUT I DECIDE TO CUT THROUGH FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BLOCK LIKE I USED TO AS A KID. WE WALK DOWN A NEIGHBOR'S DRIVEWAY PAST THEIR GARAGE AND THROUGH A NARROW GAP TO ENTER THE BACK OF MY PARENT'S YARD. I JUMP UP ON THE WALL AND START WALKING ALONG IT TO THE GRILL SECTION IN THE MIDDLE WHERE I CAN GET DOWN. WHEELS FOLLOWS ME.  RIGHT BEFORE I AM ABOUT TO JUMP DOWN I SEE A PAIR OF RED SNEAKERS. I YELL OUT , " WHAT THE HELL ??!! "  I IMMEDIATELY SEE IT IS A SMALL GIRL.  I JUMP BEHIND THE WALL AND THE GIRL IS SOAKED TO THE BONE AND BARELY BREATHING.  I YELL AT HER AND SHE MOVES ALITTLE.  THE GIRL IS TINY AND I RECOGNIZE HER RIGHT AWAY. IT IS AN OLD FRIEND NAMED MARGO H.

        I EASILY LIFT AND CRADLE HER INTO MY ARMS. SHE MUST ONLY WEIGH 70 POUNDS AND IS SHIVERING. I STEP ONTO THE WALL AND HOP DOWN WITH HER IN MY ARMS.  SHE IS SOAKED TO THE BONE BECAUSE OF LYING IN THE DAMP MUD BEHIND THE WALL.  I BRING HER INTO MY PARENTS HOUSE AND TELL WHEELS WE HAVE TO GET HER CLOTHES OFF AND GO GET SOME BLANKETS.  MARGO IS RELUCTANT TO TAKE THE SOAKED CLOTHES OFF BUT I TELL HER WE WILL PUT A BLANKET ON TOP OF YOU FIRST TO HIDE YOUR BODY FROM US. WHEELS HELPS ME AND WE SMOTHER HER WITH WARM COMFORTERS.  SHE IS STILL SHAKING UNCONTROLLABLY.  I TELL WHEELS TO GO MAKE HOT TEA.  I STRIP DOWN TO MY BOXERS AND SNUGGLE UNDER THE BLANKETS AGAINST HER BODY.  MY LARGE FRAME IS LIKE A HUGE HEATING BLANKET AS I BRING HER INTO MY BODY. I CAN FEEL HER QUIVERING SLOWLY COMING TO A STOP. SHE BREATHS A SIGH OF RELIEF AS HER CORE BODY TEMPERATURE STABILIZES. HER HEAD IS SLIGHTLY DAMP AND I TOWEL DRY IT SLIGHTLY. I PUT MY HEAD NEXT TO HER EAR AND WHISPER , " WHERE YA BEEN KID.......I MISS YOU. ".....................dream ends.

        FRIDAY       3 - 24 - 17

        I SURF THE TV AND STOP AT THE NCAA WISCONSIN VS FLORIDA GAME. I CLICK ON " INFO " AND IT SAYS " VILLANOVA KILLER WISCONSIN TAKES ON FLORIDA. THIS AGITATED ME ALITTLE.  THE NEXT MORNING I FOUND OUT THAT FLORIDA HIT A 3 POINT BUZZER BEATER TO WIN THE GAME IN OVERTIME.  TO THE WISCONSIN FANS HOOPING AND HOLLERING AT THE BAR WE WERE AT IN NORTH CAROLINA WHEN YOUR TEAM BEAT VILLANOVA........SUCK MY BALLS.  OH.......THAT HAD TO HURT BIG TIME......WORSE THAN MY PAIN.

        TODAY WAS A PRETTY COOL DAY.

        WELP , LOOKS LIKE WHAT TRUMP SAYS IS ALOT STRONGER THAT WHAT HE DOES.  THE NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN TO REPLACE OBAMACARE COMPLETELY COLLAPSED AND WASN'T EVEN BROUGHT TO VOTE.  EVEN THE REPUBLICANS WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.  " IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT ".......NOT SO MUCH. THE WHOLE BILL WAS PULLED.

        MEET BEER DELIVERY GUYS AND GIRL WHO CLEANS OUR BEER LINES.  I LIKE THE GIRL AND WE ALWAYS SHARE STORIES ABOUT RAISING KIDS.  I TELL HER , " PARENTS ALWAYS HAVE STORIES. "

        TALKED TO AN OLD FRIEND ABOUT A PERSPECTIVE RENTER.  SHE HAD GOOD ADVICE WHEN COMMUNICATION CAME TO A STOP........" BUSINESS IS BUSINESS. "  COMMON DECENCY WAS ANOTHER GOOD ADJECTIVE FROM ANOTHER FRIEND.

        BACK HOME THE KIDS TALK , SNUGGLE , AND PLAY WITH THE PUPPY ON MY BED.  I JOINED IN FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES BUT THEY HUNG OUT FOR OVER AN HOUR.....WHICH WAS PRETTY COOL.

        WHEELS HEADS TO POCONOS WITH FAMILY.  A NICE LITTLE GET AWAY SHOULD BE NICE.

        SO , I CHILL ALL DAY AND NIGHT.  I ALREADY PREPPED THE NAIL SO IT WAS TV , COMPUTER , COUPLE OF LIBATIONS , AND HANGING OUT WITH THE PUP. I ACTUALLY ENJOYED DOING NOTHING.

        YOUNGEST GOES TO SEE " BEAUTY & THE BEAST " WITH SOME FRIENDS. ELDEST HEADS TO A MOVIE USING OUR GIFT CARD AND I HAVE THE HOUSE TO MYSELF.  I DID TELL WHEELS I WISH SHE WAS HERE TO ENJOY THE PEACE AND QUIET BUT EVERYONE IS DOING SOMETHING SO THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TOO.

        END THE NIGHT PRETTY TIRED AROUND 11:30PM.  OFF TO BED TOTALLY EXHAUSTED FROM DOING NOTHING.  HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE ?

        UP AT 3AM AND 5 AM TO PEE. GUESS I'LL START MY DAY.  I GET A TEXT FROM A FAMILY MEMBER AT 6:40AM.......GLAD I WAS UP.

        SATURDAY     3 - 25 - 17

        IF YOU LIKE THE MOVIE " OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU " AND ITS BLUE GRASS MOVIE MUSIC AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS " MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW " BY THE SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS.........OH , WOULD YOU OF LOVED TONIGHT'S MUSIC.

        ANNNNNNND A PERSPECTIVE MOTORCYCLE BUYER CANCELS AGAIN.  THE GOOD THING IS AT LEAST I GOT A TEXT SO I DID NOT HAVE TO PUT THE BATTERY BACK IN THAT IS CHARGING IN MY BASEMENT AND WASTE TIME.

        FLYERS PLAY A SOLID GAME AND LOSE 1 - 0.  IT SO SUCKS TO BE A PHILADELPHIA FAN IN ANY SPORT.

        WATCHED THE END OF " ICE AGE - COLLISION COURSE ".........OKAY AT BEST.  NOT SURE WHY I STARTED WATCHING THIS MOVIE 3 NIGHTS AGO AND FINISHED IT TODAY. 

        LOADED VAN WITH A TALL LADDER AND HAD TO TACKLE THE OUTDOOR MARQUEE LIGHT AT THE NAIL.  IN THE SLIGHT RAIN I PARKED THE VAN OUT FRONT AND SET UP A TON OF STUFF.  I SLID OUT THE LARGE HEAVY AWKWARD PLASTIC SIGN FROM ITS CASING WHILE STANDING ON A LADDER.  YEP , IN THE RAIN I DID THIS.  THOUGHT FOR SURE SOMETHING BAD WOULD HAPPEN.

        FOUND THE PROBLEM.......A BURNT OUT BLUB AT THE SOCKET WAS THE CULPRIT.  I DID DO A TEST BUT DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH HIGH OUTPUT BULBS TO FINISH THE JOB.  I HAD 3 IN STORAGE AND ALL 3 TESTED DID NOT WORK.......DAMN IT.  I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND RAN THE FLOOD LIGHT OUTSIDE ONE MORE NIGHT.

        WATCHED ON VIDEO SOME GIRLS STEALING OUR MARQUEE LETTERS AGAIN.

        PREP THE NAIL FOR THE NIGHT AND AN OLD FRIEND COMES IN.  WE CHILL FOR AWHILE AND THAN ANOTHER OLD FRIEND / FORMER SOFT BALL PLAYER STOPPED IN TOO.   WE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME TELLING STORIES AND BUYING BEERS & SHOTS.......GOOD GOD I HAD TOO MANY.

        THE MUSIC TONIGHT WAS ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL.  I TOLD MY FRIENDS " IT'S THESE NIGHTS I AM SO PROUD OF THE LITTLE DIVY NAIL. "  OUR SOFTBALL FRIEND HAD A GREAT COMPLIMENT AND SHE WAS SUPER COOL ALL NIGHT.  I FORGOT THE COMPLIMENT BUT IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE NAIL BEING A STAPLE IN THE MUSIC BIZ AND A GREAT STARTING POINT FOR MUSICIANS. AGAIN , I AM PARAPHRASING BECAUSE I WAS DOING MANY LIBATIONS WITH HER AND ANOTHER FRIEND.

        BACK HOME MY ELDEST WAS TEXTING ME EVERY HOUR WHEN I WILL BE HOME FOR DINNER.  WELL , BY 9:30PM I ARRIVED AND ME AND MY 2 KIDS DROVE TO CHILI'S FOR RIBS AND BACON RANCH QUESADA'S.  THEY WERE PRETTY DAMN GOOD. I ALSO LET MY ELDEST DRIVE.

        BACK HOME I HAVE ONE RELUCTANT NIGHTCAP AND HEAD TO BED.

        SUNDAY     3 - 26 - 17

        $28............$17.........$6.........NICE.

        IT'S OFFICIAL.....OUR WHOLE FAMILY WILL HAVE ACCOUNTS WITH FACEBOOK.  BUT , AND THERE IS ALWAYS A BUTT. MY YOUNGEST MUST USE THE " PRIVATE " SETTING ONLY.  THIS MEANS THE PUBLIC CAN NOT SEE OR FIND THE KID'S ACCOUNT.  ONLY FRIENDS CAN COMMUNICATE. EITHER WHEELS OR MYSELF WILL APPROVE OF FRIENDING.  RIGHT NOW THE KID HAS ONE FRIEND.....ME.  SO , OUT OF THE WHOLE WORLD ONLY I CAN SEE THIS KID'S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.....JUST HOW I LIKE IT.

        WHEELS ARRIVES HOME AFTER WEEKEND STAY AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  SHE ENJOYED THE TIME WITH HER FAMILY AND CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY.  THERE WAS ALSO A TON OF SNOW UP THERE.

        WE HAD A GOOD TIME CHILLING TODAY. KIDS DID HOME WORK , WHEELS WASHED CLOTHES , AND I DID COMPUTER WORK AND GAMES .......AND PETTED THE PUPPY.

        ** UPDATE -WHY THE HELL WOULD WE HAVE A POWER OUTAGE AT 8:18AM MONDAY MORNING ? **

        DO SOME RUNNING...........MY YOUNGEST CAME WITH ME FOR SAFETY REASONS.

        LET'S START WITH ME INVESTING PRICING FOR HIGH OUTPUT 4 FOOT FLORESCENT BULBS.  15+ YEARS AGO I WENT TO RITTENHOUSE ELECTRIC FOR A PRICE OF $28 PER BULB....RIPOFF AND ALWAYS HIGH PRICES. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE HIGH PRICE FOR A 4 FOOT BULB.  I INVESTIGATE MORE AND FOUND A LIGHTING STORE THAT SOLD THEM FOR $17 EACH.  OKAY THAT IS A LITTLE BETTER.  FAST FORWARD TO TODAY. THESE OUTSIDE MARQUEE BULBS TOOK ANOTHER PRICE DROP.  HOME DEPOT ONLY SELLS THEM IN CASES.......24 AT A TIME.  WAY TOO MANY SO I SEARCHED LOWES AND THERE IT WAS........SINGLE BULBS FOR $5.98. THE LOWES WEBSITE EVEN TOLD ME WHERE IT WAS.........AISLE 1 , ROW 19.

        SO MY KID AND I HEAD TO LOWES IN HAVERTOWN. RIGHT TO AISLE 1 ROW 19 AND THERE THEY WERE.....HALLELUJAH !! BUT , AND THERE IS ALWAYS A BUTT. I PURCHASED 4 BULBS.  SINCE THEY ARE THE SAME THE LOWES REGISTER GIRL RANG UP ONE BULB.....4 TIMES.  I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THIS......ITS FASTER.   WE HAVE THE VERY FRAGILE BULBS IN A CART. WE DID NOT EVEN GET TO THE PARKING LOT AND I DECIDED THERE IS TOO MUCH BOUNCING AROUND FOR THE FRAGILE BULBS TO BE IN A CART.  I GENTLY PICK UP ALL 4 AND NOTICE ONE BULB IS A NORMAL 2 PRONG BULB.  BACK INTO THE STORE AND HAVE MY KID REPLACE IT WHILE I EXPLAIN TO THE REGISTER GIRL. THE GIRL DID NOT QUITE GET IT BUT FINALLY AFTER MY 3RD EXPLANATION THAT WE ARE JUST REPLACING A BULB WE THOUGHT WAS THE SAME AS THE OTHER 3.

        WE ROLL OUT AND GENTLY LAY THE FRAGILE BULBS DOWN ON THE FLOOR OF THE BACK SEAT. WE ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND PARK OUT FRONT.  WE BEGIN TO SET UP LADDERS AND I HOPE THE MARQUEE ONLY HAS A BURNT OUT BULB ISSUE.  WE SLIDE OUT THE WHOLE SIGN OUT AND I BEGIN REPLACING BULBS. WE GET IT TO ILLUMINATE AND I AM JUST ELATED.  JUST AS WE ARE ABOUT TO PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER 2 SMOKING HOT GIRLS PARK IN DMI HOME SUPPLY LOT. THEY WALK OVER TO US AND ASK IF WE ARE OPEN. I TELL THEM WE OPEN AT 7PM.  THEY START WALKING BACK TO THEIR CAR AND I ASK MY YOUNGEST , " WHAT SHOULD WE DO ? " THE KID SAYS , " I KINDA FEEL BAD FOR THEM. " AS THEY ARE WALKING AWAY I YELL OUT ," HEY GIRLS , COME ON BACK WE WILL STAY OPEN FOR YA." IT WAS 5:45PM SO NOW WE HAD 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES TO USE.

        OH , ONE MORE THING. THE GIRLS WERE SO APPRECIATIVE OF US STAYING THERE AND HANGING OPEN THEY TIPPED PRETTY WELL AND THANKED US SEVERAL TIMES. I GAVE MY TIPS TO MY YOUNGEST AS I ALWAYS DO.  I FEEL REALLY GOOD WITH OUR GESTURE. PLUS I GOT TO STARE AT 2 HOT GIRLS IN SPANDEX WHILE WORKING.  A GOOD DEED INDEED.

        FIRST THING MONDAY MORNING I GET AN EMAIL THAT A 2 STAR ( BAD REVIEW ) RATING WAS PLACED ABOUT THE NAIL.  OH WELL , GOOD FEELING GONE.

        ANYWAY , SO WHAT DID WE DO ? "

        - THE GIRLS SHOT POOL IN SPANDEX....YES I NOTICED , WHILE MY KID AND I PREPPED THE NAIL.  WE GOT EVERYTHING DONE OUTSIDE AND ALL TOOLS & LADDERS PACKED AWAY IN MY VAN.

        - I TOLD MY YOUNGEST HOW FRAGILE THESE 4 FOOT BULBS ARE. THEY CAN EASILY POP AND EXPLODE A SMALL AMOUNT OF GAS.  I ASK THE KID ," WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ? "  WE GET AN OLD BULB AND GO TO THE BACK DUMPSTER.  I SAY , " WATCH THIS ! ".  THE KID STEPS BACK AND I FIRE THE TUBE INTO THE DUMPSTER.  IT MAKES A POPPING NOISE , SMASHED INTO 10,000 PIECES , AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF WHITE PUFFY CLOUDS APPEAR.  THE KID REACTS WITH A " WHOA ".

        - I USE A LEAF BLOWER TO BLOW DUST OFF A SMALL OLD TIME FAN WHEELS BROUGHT HOME.  WE WERE GOING TO PUT IT DOWN THE BASEMENT BUT I HAD A BETTER IDEA.  MY YOUNGEST HELPS ME MOUNT THE FAN BEHIND A P.A. SPEAKER ON OUR STAGE.  HOPEFULLY IT WILL HELP KEEP IT COOL. SO FAR , KNOCK ON WOOD , THE SPEAKER HAS BEEN WORKING PROPERLY.

        - WE GET OTHER STUFF DONE LIKE STOCKING , CLEANING BATHROOMS , AND LAYING OUT CALENDARS.

        - WE DECIDE TO BRING HOME 2 PEPPERONI PIZZAS. I MAKE ONE AND MY YOUNGEST MAKES ONE.  THEY WERE ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

        BACK HOME WE CHILL , HAVE DINNER , AND WATCH SOME REALLY GOOD NCAA GAMES.  OH , THE FLYERS WIN BIG OVER PITTSBURGH BUT MEANS NOTHING.  THE PHILLIES WIN OVER PITTSBURG BUT MEANS NOTHING.

        UNBELIEVABLE.....I AM HOLDING A WEEK FOR A POTENTIAL RENTER.  A 2ND RENTER WANTS THE SAME WEEK.  I CONTACT THE 1ST RENTER SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE WEEKEND. THE GIRL DID WRITE BACK ONCE SAYING SHE IS SO BUSY SHE DOES NOT HAVE TIME TO CALL ME FOR MINOR DETAILS AND CONFIRM THE WEEK. SHE POSTED 7 TIMES ON FACEBOOK OVER THE WEEKEND BUT DID NOT HAVE 30 SECONDS TO CALL ME.  I EMAILED THE 2ND RENTER THE WEEK IN QUESTION IS YOURS IF I DO NOT GET AN ANSWER BY MONDAY MORNING.

        MONDAY MORNING AT 7:15AM I EMAIL THE 2ND RENTER THAT THE WEEK IN QUESTION IS HERS IF SHE WANTS IT. I AM JUST AMAZED PEOPLE WOULD NOT TAKE 10 SECONDS TO CONFIRM A DATE FOR A FAMILY VACATION INSTEAD OF FACEBOOKING 7 TIMES.....ABSOLUTELY SHAKING MY HEAD.  IT TAKES 4 SECONDS TO MESSAGE ," HOLD DATE......CALL YOU MONDAY. "

        WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " HOMELAND ".  BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

        I HAVE BEEN ENJOYING PLAYING ONLINE SCRABBLE.  MANY PLAYERS ARE FROM ENGLAND.

        VIA A TRAVEL WEBSITE AND POTENTIAL RENTER EMAILS ME ABOUT PRICING , HOW TO PROCEED , AND WHERE IS LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK IN COMPARISON TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  SINCE I NEVER HEARD OF LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK I GOOGLED IT. APPARENTLY IT IS A LARGE POPULAR PARK IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. I GOOGLE DISTANCE FROM THE PARK TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. I EMAIL BACK THE POTENTIAL RENTER ON HER QUESTIONS.  I WRITE , " SINCE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK IS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OUR HOME IS IN THE POCONOS OF THE UNITED STATES THE DISTANCE WOULD BE 3,372 MILES FROM EACH OTHER. "  YES , I WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A DICK.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT BUT DID TOSS AND TURN THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

        MONDAY      3 - 27 - 17

          WHAT WOULD YOU DO ?.....................

        MENTAL HEALTH IS A PRETTY SERIOUS ISSUE AND TONIGHT I HAD IT FACE ON.  A 25 YEAR OLD KID CAME INTO THE NAIL TONIGHT SAYING HE WAS THE DEVIL.  THAN LATER HE SAID HE WAS BATMAN. THAN HE SAID , " AT 10PM I NEED TO KICK MY DAD IN THE BALLS SO HE WILL HAVE MORE EMPATHY TOWARDS ME AND OTHERS AND SAVE HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND OF 10 YEARS FROM DYING."

        FOR OVER 2 HOURS I LET THIS KID VENT AND I ANSWERED IN A FATHERLY WAY AS BEST AS I COULD WITH SOUND LOGIC ADVICE. MY QUESTION WAS , " SHOULD I DO THIS ? " PATRONS SEEM TO THINK TO LET IT GO AND MOVE ON.  THAT ANSWER BOTHERED ME. I FELT COMPELLED TO HELP IN SOME LITTLE SMALL WAY.  2+ HOURS HE TALKED INTELLIGENTLY BUT UNREALISTICALLY.  HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED ON AS MANY SUBJECTS AS I CAN REMEMBER:

        -  HE WAS HOMELESS AND HIS DAD KICKED HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE.  HE SAYS HIS DAD WAS INSANE AND HAD NO EMPATHY IN HIS HEART. 

        - AT FIRST HE TOLD ME HIS MOM IS THE MOON , HE IS DEATH , AND HIS FATHER WAS INSANE. THIS KID SPOKE INTELLIGENTLY AND ELOQUENTLY ON MANY SUBJECTS.

        - HE TOLD ME A STORY OF A CHINESE WARLORD WHO HAD A MILLION MEN TO MARCH SOUTH AND CRUSH 2 WARLORDS WHO ONLY HAD 200,000 MEN TOTAL.  BUT ONE SUPERIOR SOUTHERN MAN WHO HAD AN INCREDIBLE GIFT OF WAR KNOWLEDGE AND WEATHER DEVISED A BRILLIANT PLAN. THE SOUTHERN LORDS FELT THEY NEEDED 500,000 ARROWS TO BEAT THE MILLION MAN ARMY.  THE HUGE ARMY WOULD BE UPON THEM IN 1 WEEK. THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE SO MANY ARROWS SO THEY WENT TO THE SUPREME STRATEGIZER AND ASKED HIM.  HE SAID , " I WILL GET YOU THOSE ARROWS IN 3 DAYS ".  HE GATHERED ALL THE SOUTHERN BOATS AND SAILED TO WHERE THE MILLION MAN ARMY WAS CAMPED AT. HE FILLED HIS BOATS WITH HAY.  BUSHELS AND BUSHELS OF HAY.  HE PICKED A NIGHT OF HEAVY FOG AND CREPT HIS BOATS WITHIN ARROW REACH OF THE MILLION MAN ARMY'S CAMP.  HE HAD ALL HIS BOATS BEAT WAR DRUM NOISE SO THE MILLION MEN FIRED THEIR ARROWS AT THEM.  IN THE FOG , HE SIPPED TEA IN THE LOWER GALLEY WHILE ARROWS RAINED ON HIS SHIPS FULL OF HAY.  WHEN THE FOG LIFTED HE SAILED ALL HIS BOATS BACK SOUTH TO THE 2 WARLORDS AND SAID , " HERE ARE YOUR 500,000 ARROWS ".  ALL THE ARROWS WERE STUCK IN THE HAY OF EVERY BOAT GIVING THE SOUTH A FIGHTING CHANCE TO BATTLE THE HUGE NORTHERN ARMY.

        - HE TOLD ME HE WROTE A BOOK TO SAVE THE EARTH AND PEOPLE.  HE WANTED HIS GOOD DEEDS TO COME FULL CIRCLE BACK TO HIM. HE JUST DID NOT KNOW WHEN THEY WOULD BE OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGED. I ASKED HIM IF I COULD READ HIS BOOK.  HE OPENED HIS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AND SHOWED ME POSTS.....NOT A BOOK. HE IS ACTUALLY A GOOD ARTIST AND ONE PICTURE HAD 2 MATHEMATICAL CIRCLES INTERSECTING EACH OTHER.  ONE CIRCLE WAS " FATHER TIME " AND THE OTHER CIRCLE WAS " MOTHER EARTH ".  I LATER FOUND OUT THE 2 CIRCLES WERE HIS DAD'S NUT SACK.  HE NEEDED TO DEFLATE THE LEFT NUT BY 10PM TONIGHT BY KICKING HIM IN THE BALLS.  THIS WOULD INSURE HIS DAD HAVING EMPATHY IN HIS HEART , THE KID NOT DYING TONIGHT , AND HE COULD MARRY A PLAYBOY MODEL.  IF HE DID NOT KICK HIS DAD IN THE BALLS BY 10PM TONIGHT THAN HE WOULD DIE , HIS DAD'S NEW FIANCÉE WOULD GET CANCER , AND HIS FUTURE PLAYBOY GIRL WIFE WOULD MARRY A BLACK GUY.

        - HE TOLD ME HE COULD CHANGE THE WEATHER AND READ PEOPLE'S MINDS IF THEY HAD PROBLEMS.

        - HE TOLD ME HE HAS ONE DEFLATED TESTICUL.

        - I TOLD HIM A QUOTE I TELL MY KIDS EVERY DAY , " KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG , JUST DON'T SAY IT.....DO IT. "

        - LATER HE TELLS ME THAT HE IS BATMAN.  HE DESCRIBES A STORY WHERE BATGIRL SLEEPS WITH BATMAN AND THEY GROW APART AFTER IT HAPPENING. THE JOKER SHOOTS BATGIRL IN THE SPINE CRIPPLING HER AT MAYOR GORDON'S OFFICE. HE TELLS ME BATMAN DOES NOT KNOW WHY HE FIGHTS THE JOKER BUT HE KNOWS HE HAS TO STOP HIM FROM KILLING PEOPLE.  BATGIRL FIGHTS FOR THE THRILL BUT BATMAN FIGHTS FOR JUSTICE AND NEVER KILLS PEOPLE EVEN HIS MORTAL ENEMY THE JOKER.

        - MANY TIMES HE STOPS AND CAN'T FINISH HIS TRAIN OF THOUGHT. HE TELLS ME HE HAS TOO MANY REALTIES GOING ON IN HIS HEAD.  I HELP REVIVE THE POINT OF THE STORY AND HE WOULD CONTINUE.

        - HE TALKS ABOUT ZEUS , HADES , POSEIDON , AND OTHER FICTIONAL GODS AND HE COMPARES HIMSELF TO THE DEVIL.  HE ALSO TELLS ME HOW GOD SENT LUCIFER TO HELL EVEN THOUGH HE WAS A LOYAL ANGEL TO GOD. LOVE RUINED THEIR RELATIONSHIP.  HE SAID GOD QUESTIONED HIMSELF ON WHO MADE HIM AND THE DECISIONS HE MAKES.

        - HE TOLD ME THERE ARE 2 INTERNETS.  ONE OLD ONE AND ONE NEW ONE. PEOPLE CAN NOT SEE IT AND THE REALITY WILL IMPLODE DESTROYING THE EARTH BECAUSE OF 2 MAGNETS PULLING TOWARDS EACH OTHER. THE NORTH AND SOUTH POLES WOULD REVERSE.

        - SEVERAL TIMES HE STOPPED AND SAID THE OLD MUSIC ON THE RADIO IS PURPOSELY PLAYING FOR HIM. I TOLD HIM , " IT'S 98.1FM. THEY ALWAYS PLAYED OLDIES. "

        - HE COMPARED BATMAN AND THE JOKER TO REAL LIFE.

        - HE SAID A BLACK CAR WAS FOLLOWING HIM TONIGHT AND HE WOULD DIE BY 11PM IF HE DID NOT KICK HIS DAD IN THE NUTSACK BY 10PM.

        - I OFFERED HIM A BET , " DO NOT KICK DAD'S BALLS AND I WILL GIVE YOU OPEN BAR FOR LIFE.  IF YOU LIVE AND DON'T DIE LIKE YOU SAY......YOU HAVE TO CLEAN MY BAR EVERY DAY. HE TOLD ME , " I CAN NOT TAKE YOUR BET BECAUSE THAN I WOULD BE INDEBTED TO YOU LIKE  OTHER PEOPLE THINK I AM INDEBTED TO THEM.  MANY PEOPLE LIVED AT MY HOUSE FOR FREE WITH NO PAYMENTS AND NOW THEY THINK I OWE DEBT TO THEM. "

        - HE TOLD STORIES OF SPACE , STARS , TRAVEL , AND ALTERNATE UNIVERSES.  HE WAS VERY WELL SPOKEN AND SEEMS TO KNOW THE LANGUAGE DESCRIBING CERTAIN THINGS.

        - WITH HIS HANDS HE SAYS , " YOU THINK YOU ARE HERE AND I AM HERE ( ONE HAND IS HIGHER THAN THE OTHER. BUT IN REALITY , I AM HERE AND YOU ARE HERE ( HE SHIFTS ONE OF HIS HANDS LOWER )

        - MANY TIMES HE REVERTS BACK THAT HIS MOM , WHO DIED 15 YEARS AGO , IS THE MOON. THIS MEANS HE LOST HIS MOM AT THE TENDER AGE OF 10 YEARS OLD.

        - DAD AND A " NEW " FIANCÉE ,  I LATER FIND OUT THEY HAVE BEEN GOING OUT FOR 10 YEARS. HE TELLS ME HIS DAD IS MENTALLY ABUSIVE TOWARDS THE " NEW " GIRLFRIEND " AND HE MUST STOP THE CRUELTY LIKE BATMAN STOPS THE JOKER.....BY KICKING HIS DAD IN THE JEWELS TONIGHT AT 10PM.

        - BEFORE THE GUY LEAVES HE ACCESSES HIS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AGAIN. HE TELLS ME , " READ MY BOOK. YOU WILL NOT LIKE WHAT YOU SEE. " HE LEAVES AND I SEE VERY CREATIVE BUT DARK PICTURES. I ALSO SEE MANY POSTS ABOUT DEATH AND NON-REALITY SUBJECTS.  HIS FACEBOOK COVER PAGE PICTURE IS THE GRIM REAPER.......KINDA APPROPRIATE.

        - HE LEAVES FOR THE IVY INN AND I FACEBOOK MESSAGE A FRIEND/BARTENDER THERE TO KINDA WARN THEM WHAT'S COMING.

        - WHEN HE LEFT I READ SEVERAL OF HIS PRIVATE MESSAGES TO HIS " FRIENDS " TO REALLY TRY TO GET INTO THIS GUY'S HEAD AND PAIN. ALMOST ALL OF THEM GOT ANGRY AND IMMEDIATELY BLOCKED HIM.  HE HAD A TOTAL OF 32 FRIENDS AND MOST WERE STRIPPERS.  IT WAS SAD THAT ALL HIS POSTS DID NOT HAVE ONE " LIKE " AND ALL HIS " COMMENTS " ON EACH POST WAS HIS OWN. HE WOULD ARGUE BACK AND FORTH WITH HIS OWN COMMENTS.

        - HE DID POST MUSIC AND SOME VERY CREATIVE ARTWORK. SOME " FRIENDS " ANGRILY REPLIED IF HE HURT ANY OF THEIR LOVED ONES THERE WOULD BE CONSEQUENCES.

        SO 2+ HOURS OF ME LISTENING AND TRYING TO GIVE ADVICE. TO LET THIS KID WHO IS ON A DANGEROUS PATH SEE SOME KIND OF LIGHT.  HE HAS SERIOUS MENTAL ISSUES AND WAS WEARING A HOSPITAL BRACELET. HE TOLD ME , " NO ONE WILL HELP ME. " I REPLIED , " I WILL HELP YOU. I WILL PICK UP THAT PHONE RIGHT NOW AND CALL SOMEONE.  SHOULD I CALL FAMILY , FRIEND , OR EVEN A HOSPITAL ? " HE SHOOK MY HAND AND SAID , " I NEED TO BE SOMEWHERE BY 10PM " AND BEGINS TO LEAVE. I REPLY , " YOU KNOW BATMAN WOULD NEVER KICK HIS OWN DAD IN THE BALLS. " HE LAUGHS AND I SAY , " WELL , I SEE YOU STILL HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR AND I AM GLAD I MADE YOU LAUGH. "

        HE RETURNS AND SHAKES MY HAND AND SAYS , " NO ONE EVER LISTENED TO ME LIKE THIS BEFORE. I THANK YOU FOR THAT. I REALLY ENJOYED THIS CONVERSATION. " HE LEAVES AND AGAIN TELLS ME TO READ HIS FACEBOOK PAGE AND THE BOOK HE WROTE. I COULD OF LEFT HIS ACCOUNT OPEN TO READ MORE LATER TONIGHT OR EVEN INTO THE WEEK. I DECIDED NOT TOO BUT I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING. HE REFERS MANY TIMES AS HIS MOM BEING THE MOON.  I DEDUCED HIS REALITY QUITE QUICKLY.  MOM DIED , DAD IS CONFRONTATIONAL , AND HE WAS NEVER LOVED EXCEPT BY HIS MOM. 

           USING HIS ACCOUNT I WRITE ON HIS PAGE , " FOLLOW MOTHER MOON AND WHAT SHE WOULD DO. ALL WILL BE ALRIGHT. SHE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. "...................AND THAN I LOGGED OUT OF HIS ACCOUNT.

          I HAD TO DO SOMETHING EVEN IF IT IS A SMALL MESSAGE.

        TUESDAY            3 - 28 - 17

        HERE'S THE BET.............WOULD YOU TAKE IT ?

        AN EMOTIONAL WRITING YESTERDAY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH CARE. I MUST THANK FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO POSTED ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE , EMAILED , CALLED ,TEXTED , AND STOPPED AT THE NAIL TO HEAR ME TELL THE STORY LIVE.  I THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF MY MOST INTRIGUING HEART BREAKING BLOGGING I HAVE DONE IN YEARS.

        HAVE TO TAKE SIDES ON GUN CONTROL ON THIS ONE.  IN OKLAHOMA , 3 TEENS SMASH A BACK DOOR WINDOW AND BREAK INTO A HOUSE DRESSED IN BLACK AND WEARING MASKS.  THEY HAVE KNIVES AND BRASS KNUCKLES. IMAGINE HOW FRIGHTENING THAT BE.  THEY ENCOUNTER THE SON OF THE HOME AND BRIEFLY EXCHANGE WORDS.  THE SON HAS AN AK47 AND KILLS ALL OF THEM.  THE FEMALE DRIVER FOR THE GET AWAY CAR FLEES BUT LATER GIVES HERSELF UP. SHE WILL BE TRIED FOR MURDER.  I  HAVE TO AGREE ON ALL OF THE FINAL EVENTS HERE.

        OFF TO A SIDE JOB.  SPENT ABOUT 3 HOURS WITH A NICE ELDERLY GUY.  HE REMINDED ME OF MY AUNT.  THEY HAD SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR. EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE A ROOM THEY TURN THE LIGHTS OFF.  AT LEAST 5 TIMES I RE-ENTERED A ROOM TO FIX SOMETHING AND THE LIGHTS WERE OFF. I JUST GIGGLED THAT THEY WERE SAVING ABOUT 3 PENNIES A WEEK FOR DOING THIS.

        WHEELS VISITS A BEST FRIEND WHOSE KID WENT THROUGH SOME SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES , SURGERIES , AND A LENGTHY HOSPITAL STAY.  IF ANYTHING BAD HAPPENED TO THIS BEAUTIFUL FRIENDLY YOUNG TEENAGE BOY...............I WOULD NOT BELIEVE IN GOD ANYMORE.

        FOUND MYSELF THINKING ALOT ABOUT THAT YOUNG GUY I MET MONDAY NIGHT.  HE HAD SO MANY ISSUES RUNNING IN HIS HEAD.  I EVEN SEARCHED FOR HIS FACEBOOK PAGE AND THOUGHT MAYBE HE POST SOMETHING ABOUT CONFRONTING HIS DAD OR NOT DYING.  SINCE I AM NOT " FRIENDS " WITH HIM I HAD VERY LIMITED ACCESS.

        OFF TO THE NAIL AND I GET ALOT OF THINGS DONE WITH BANDS. I THAN MAKE THE DECISION TO PREP THE BAR FOR A GOOD SIZE JOB. I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS PREPPING FOR TOMORROWS JOB.

        MOM CALLS ME...........THIS ONLY MEANS ONE THING......I AM NEEDED TO FIX SOMETHING.  THE CONVERSATION STARTS OFF CASUAL AND THAN SHE TELLS ME SOMETHING MY BROTHER DROPPED OFF AT THEIR HOUSE FOR ME.  SHE THAN ASKS IF I CAN FIX SOME KITCHEN CABINETS WHEN I STOP BY TO PICK IT UP. I SAY , " I WILL TRY TO GET OVER TO YOUR HOUSE AROUND NOON TOMORROW. I WILL CALL YOU TOMORROW AROUND 10AM TO CONFIRM. "  SHE RESPONDS , " OH 12 NOON. THAT IS PERFECT. I WILL MAKE LUNCH. " I RESPOND AGAIN , " MOM , I WILL CALL TOMORROW AT 10AMISH TO CONFIRM. " SHE REPLIES , " SOUNDS GOOD. SEE YA TOMORROW AT 12.  LOVE YOU. " I JUST REPLIED , " LOVE YOU TOO " AND HUNG UP.

        AT THE NAIL I HELPED IN SOME SMALL WAY 3 GIRLS :

        PATRON - " TONIGHT WAS ALOT OF FUN "

        SO A CUTE " GIRL NEXT DOOR " STOPS IN AT THE NAIL.   SHE SEEMS PREOCCUPIED AND DEPRESSED BUT I ENGAGE IN SOME LIGHT CONVERSATION. WHO KNEW IN 30 MINUTES I HAVE HER LAUGHING , INTRIGUED , STANDING ON A BARSTOOL , HELPING ME CHOOSE PAINT COLORS FOR OUR WALLS , ENGAGING IN SERIOUS POLITICAL TALK , DRIVING HER HOME , AND GETTING A HUG AND A "THANK YOU BIG DADDY."  YEP....THIS ALL HAPPENED.

        SHE IS BACK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FROM OUT OF STATE.  A FAMILY MEMBER HAS SOME SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES BUT LOOKS VERY TREATABLE.  I FELT FOR HER BECAUSE WE TOO HAVE HAD SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS OVER THE RECENT PAST.  SHE WAS INTRIGUED WHEN I TALKED TO HER ABOUT OUR RADIO SHOW , INTERVIEWING BANDS ( ESPECIALLY WHEN 2 ACTS WALKED IN ) , AND HELPING ME PICK AREAS TO PAINT FOR THE NAIL WALLS.  I LIKED HER RIGHT AWAY. SHE EVEN ENJOYED WATCHING FLYERS HOCKEY WHICH IS ANOTHER FEATHER IN HER CAP WITH ME.

        IT TOOK ME ABOUT 2 HOURS TO PREP THE NAIL AND BARTEND.  WHEN I WAS DONE I ASKED HER TO JOIN SOME REGULARS WITH ME AT THE NEAR END OF THE BAR. THEY TALKED POLITICS WHILE I GOT MY EMAILS DONE.  TO SAY SHE WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT POLITICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.  HER USING THE " F " WORD MADE HER STATUS OF " GIRL NEXT DOOR " DROP A COUPLE OF RUNGS.  I STILL LIKED HER.  IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD THAT A PERSON CAN COME INTO THE NAIL AND LEAVE A LITTLE HAPPIER.

        A COUPLE CAME IN WHERE THE GIRL IS JUST SICK HOT.  THE GUY LOOKS LIKE A WEIGHT LIFTER AND THE SHE REMINDED ME OF PAULA ABDUL.  THEY ARE SHOOTING POOL AND HE SCRATCHES ON THE 8 BALL. THEY ASKED ME FOR A RULING.......GIRL WINS.

        ANOTHER COUPLE COMES IN AND I HAVE THE GUY MOVE THEIR CAR TWICE TO PREVENT A TOWING.  THE GIRL WAS SO THANKFUL AND I TOLD HER A STORY ABOUT THE LAST TOWING WE HAD FROM THE NASTY TOW TRUCK DRIVER WE HAVE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

        FLYERS WIN AN EXCITING OVERTIME GAME SHOOT-OUT TO KEEP THEIR HOPES ALIVE FOR A ..........NOT EVEN GOING TO WRITE IT.

        SIXERS WITH A NICE WIN OVER THE WORST TEAM IN THE NBA.........MEANS NOTHING AND THEY PROBABLY SHOULD NOT BE WINNING AT ALL.

        A REGULAR AND MY NEW " GIRL NEXT DOOR " FRIEND HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK.  I DECIDE AND INSIST TO GIVE BOTH OF THEM A RIDE HOME. WE DROP THE GIRL OFF AND SHE HUGS AND THANKS ME BY SAYING , " THANK YOU BIG DADDY , THANK YOU BIG DADDY. YOU ARE SO AWESOME. YOU ARE SO AWESOME !! "  SHE GETS OUT OF MY VAN AND WALKS THE LETTER " Z " TO GET TO HER FRONT DOOR.  SHE MADE IT HOME SAFE AND THAT WAS MY OBJECTIVE.

        I DRIVE THE REGULAR HOME TOO AND EVEN REMEMBER WHERE HE LIVED FROM THE LAST TIME.   HE IS A GOOD GUY AND EVEN HELPED ME STRATEGIZE WITH MATERIAL I NEED FOR TOMORROW'S JOB.

        I ARRIVE HOME A LITTLE LATE AND WHEELS IS UP.  WE TALK A LITTLE ABOUT HER BEST FRIENDS ORDEAL WITH HER SON AND THE HOSPITAL STAY. 

        HEAD TO BED PRETTY TIRED.  I STARTED WATCHING " INDEPENDENCE DAY : RESURGENCE " AND FELL ASLEEP IN THE FIRST 5 MINUTES.

        WEDNESDAY        3 - 29 - 17

        " MY GOD YOU ALWAYS HAVE STORIES ................."

        WHY THE HELL AREN'T I SLEEPING ??!!  I PUT IN A 20 HOUR DAY IN I SHOULD BE F'N SLEEPING !!

        UP EARLY AGAIN AND BEGIN MY DAY WITH GETTING OUR KID OFF TO SCHOOL , WALKING THE PUP , DOING COMPUTER STUFF , AND SHOWERING.

        LATE MORNING I ARRIVE AT MY PARENTS TO PICK UP A GALLON OF PAINT MY BROTHER GOT ME.  I STAYED FOR BREAKFAST AND FIXED 3 THINGS FOR THEM. I CAN NEVER STOP BY THEIR HOUSE WITHOUT FIXING SOMETHING.

        I DID TELL MY DAD 12 DIFFERENT STORIES.  HE SAYS , " MY GOD , YOU ALWAYS HAVE SO MANY STORIES ".  I REPLIED , " YA JUST CAN'T MAKE THEM UP. "

        TUESDAY NIGHT I PREPPED THE NAIL'S BAR SIDE FOR PAINTING.  THE STAGE SIDE WAS PAINTED GREY AND LOOKS 100X BETTER THAN IT WAS.  NOW , THE BAR SIDE..........WHY DID I GET INTO THIS?

        I MUST ADMIT WHEN " CUTTING IN " TODAY I DID NOT LIKE THE LOOK OF THE COLOR. BUT AFTER I " ROLLED " I LIKED IT BIG TIME.  YOU WANT A DAY ( AND NIGHT )..........I'LL GIVE YOU ONE.

        LATE MORNING I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL. I FIGURE I CAN " CUT IN " FOR 3 HOURS AND ROLL FOR ONE HOUR AND BE DONE BY 4PM. I COULD GO HOME , SHOWER , RUB ONE OFF , HAVE DINNER , AND RETURN TO BARTEND , CLEAN ,AND RE-HANG STUFF.  THIS DID NOT HAPPEN AND MY BLUE JEANS THAT I WAS GOING TO WEAR AFTER PANTING ARE STILL HANGING BY THE POOL TABLES........I NEVER PUT THEM ON.

        HERE'S MY DAY AND NIGHT :

        - I DECIDE TO USE A LEAF BLOWER TO BLOW DUST ACCUMULATING OVER CENTURIES AT THE NAIL.  THE DUST BEHIND TV'S AND ON TOP OF THE CABINETS WAS CHOKINGLY ( IF THAT IS A WORD ). I HAD ALL DOORS OPEN AS I LEAF BLEW VENTS , WALLS , CEILING FANS , CABINETS , TV'S , ...........FRICKIN' EVERYTHING.  THE DUST BLOWING OUT OUR DOORS HAD TO LOOK LIKE A COWBOY SCENE IN THE DESERT PLAINS FROM OUTSIDE. THE ONLY THING MISSING WAS THE ROLLING TUMBLEWEEDS.

        - THE REASON FOR LEAF BLOWING WAS IT WOULD OF TAKEN ME 2 WEEKS TO WIPE EVERYTHING DOWN TO PREP FOR PAINTING. YOU JUST CAN'T PAINT DUST ON WALLS. ANYWAY , I LEAF BLEW FOR 30 MINUTES. WHEN DONE , MY HAIR LOOKED LIKE " DOC BROWN " FROM THE MOVIE " BACK TO THE FUTURE ".  SINCE I AM A BALD IMAGINE HOW MUCH DUST THAT IS ON MY HEAD.

        - I HAD ONE GALLON OF PAINT. A REGULAR FIGURED I NEEDED AT LEAST 2 GALLONS TO COVER 500 SQUARE FEET.  SINCE A GALLON OF PAINT COVERS 400 SQUARE FEET I ADDED A HALF GALLON OF BLUE PAINT TO MY LIGHT GREY.  IT WAS THE PERFECT COLOR.......MORE LIKE A SHARK GREY NOW AND DMAN NEAR MATCHES THE MAIN ROOM.  I MIXED IT AND WAS READY TO PAINT BY 1PM.

        - THERE ARE 3 AREAS OF " CUTTING " WHEN PAINTING........TOP , MIDDLE , AND BOTTOM.  I STARTED WITH MIDDLE.  I REACHED AS HIGH AS I COULD GO AND THAN USED A SMALL STOOL TO SIT ON AND DO THE BOTTOM AREAS AS I MOVED AROUND THE ROOM.  I DID NOT ANTICIPATE " CUTTING " AROUND A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF.  BY 5PM I AM STILL CUTTING MIDDLE AND LOW AREAS.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHEN I TAPPED MY CELL PHONE FOR THE TIME AND IT READ " 5:05PM ". I TEXTED WHEELS , " E.T.A - MIDNIGHT ".  THIS ESTIMATED TIME OF FINISHING WAS RIGHT ON THE MONEY.

        - I BEGIN CUTTING IN THE TOP OF THE WALLS BY THE CEILING.  THIS WAS A NIGHTMARE GOING BEHIND TV'S , HEATERS , DUCTS , SHELVES , TOP OF CABINETS , AND AVOIDING WIRES. 

        - A FRIEND CALLS TO SEE IF WE ARE OPEN.  THE NAIL IS LITERALLY UPSIDE DOWN BUT I TELL HIM TO STOP DOWN. IT IS 7PM AND I AM NOT OPENING THE NAIL.

        - BY 7:15PM I BEGIN " ROLLING " WHICH GOES VERY FAST. I FINISH EVERYTHING THING IN 30 MINUTES. A FRIEND ARRIVES AND HE OFFERS TO BUY ME A CHEESE STEAK FOR DINNER.

        - I PREP THE BAR SIDE BY WIPING DOWN EVERYTHING AND VACUUMING.  BY 8PM I AT LEAST HAVE THE BAR SIDE READY.  WE HAVE DINNER AND I OPEN THE NAIL. I AM EXHAUSTED. 

        - I HAVE BEEN ANSWERING PHONE CALLS ALL DAY.....MOSTLY COLD-CALLS. EVERY ONE OF THEM I SAID " TAKE US OFF THE LIST ". I DID MISS A VERY IMPORTANT PHONE CALL THAT WENT TO OUR ANSWERING MACHINE. I DON'T KNOW HOW I MISSED IT.

        - BY 9PM I CAN'T MOVE.  I EMAIL THE PERSON WHO I MISSED THE CALL AND TELL HIM I WILL WAIT UNTIL 10PM. A BAND MEMBER THAT HAS NOT PLAYED HERE IN ONE YEAR WALKED IN AND I DID BOOK THEM A DATE.

        AT 10PM I LEAVE EVERYTHING OUT. TOOLS , PAINT , BRUSHES , TARPS ,........EVERYTHING.  I WAS EVEN RELUCTANT TO LOAD MY COMPUTER UP WHICH ONLY TAKES 1 MINUTE TO PACK BUT I WAS THAT DAMN TIRED.  I WOULD COME BACK TOMORROW MORNING FRESH AND FINISH THE 2 HOURS I HAD LEFT TO DO.

        I DRIVE MY FRIEND TO HIS HOUSE AND HEAD HOME. I CAN BARELY KEEP MY EYES OPEN AND IT IS ONLY 10:20PM.  I TALK TO WHEELS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND WATCH MY YOUNGEST PLAY WITH THE PUPPY.........MAN IS THAT SO ENTERTAINING.

        I HAVE ONE ROCKS GLASS OF BRANDY AND A MAD ELF BEER. I FIGURE JUST PASSING OUT AFTER MY DAY & NIGHT COUPLED WITH SOME ALCOHOL I WILL AT LEAST SLEEP 6 HOURS.  I WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES UNTIL 11PM. MY EYES ARE TOO HEAVY TO KEEP OPEN.  I WAS ASLEEP BY 11:01PM OR SOONER.

        I WAKE UP AND SAY TO MYSELF , " IT HAS TO BE AT LEAST 3AM. " IT WAS STILL DARK OUT. I ROLL OVER AND LOOK AT THE CLOCK............1:35AM.  I AM SO PISSED.   I GET UP AND GO TO THE BATHROOM AND TAKE 2 ADVIL.  BACK IN BED I CHANGE CPAP SLEEP MACHINES AND FALL ASLEEP A 2ND TIME.

        I WAKE UP AGAIN HOPING TO SEE SOME KIND OF SUN LIGHT.  I CHECK THE CLOCK AND IT IS 3:35AM. I TOSS AND TURN AND FINALLY JUST GET UP. 

        IT IS NOW 5:30AM AND I AM IN THE KITCHEN IN NOTHING BUT BOXER SHORTS......ANOTHER DAY HAS STARTED.

        THURSDAY       3 - 30 - 17

        THE 48 HOUR WORK WHIRLWIND IS OVER. AFTER GETTING OUR YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND DOING SOME COMPUTER STUFF LIKE APRIL CALENDARS I HEADED TO THE NAIL.  WHEELS SAYS TO ME EARLY MORNING , " WHY DON'T YOU GO BACK TO BED? " I REPLIED , " I CAN'T ".

        I ARRIVE IN THE MORNING AND BEGIN THE SLOW PROCESS OF CLEANING EVERYTHING I TOOK OFF THE WALLS.  ONE BY ONE I WIPE DOWN PICTURES , CLOCKS , BEER SIGNS , OUTLET PLATES , AND MORE AND THAN RE-HANG THEM. I AM REALLY AMAZED HOW CHANGING A COLOR CAN BE SO DRASTIC.  WHEN ENTERING THE NAIL IT WAS VERY DARK WHICH IS OK FOR OUR VIBE.  BUT A FRESH NEW COLOR NOW BRIGHTENS THE PLACE WHEN ENTERING. THIS PROJECT WAS BIGGER THAN I THOUGHT.......SO MUCH " CUTTING IN " AND CLEANING.

        ONE THING........I AM GLAD I STARTED FRESH THIS MORNING.

        RENTED 2 MORE WEEKS AT OUR CONDO VIA A TRAVEL WEBSITE. I AM GETTING GOOD AT THIS SLEUTHING WITHOUT BEING CREEPY.

        BY 2PM I WAS OFFICIALLY DONE......EVERYTHING WAS RE-HUNG , CLEANED , AND TOOLS PUT AWAY. I WAS SO TIRED AND DECIDED TO CHILL A COUPLE OF HOURS.  I HEADED HOME AND GOT SOME DINNER.

        WHEELS GET OUR ELDEST AT COLLEGE. THE YOUNG ADULT GOT SOME VERY GOOD GRADES WHICH WAS NICE TO HEAR.

        FLYERS HAVE A .2 ( YES , THAT IS POINT TWO ) CHANCE OF REACHING THE PLAYO...............NOT GOING TO WRITE THE REST.  TONIGHT'S GAME WAS WON IN THE 1ST HALF OF THE FIRST PERIOD.  GOOD TO SEE BUT MAN IT SUCKS WE WILL NOT MAKE THE PLAY.............AH , NOT GOING TO WRITE IT.

        WE GOT AN OFFICIAL DATE FOR ARE REFI'S.  THE HEAD UNDERWRITER CALLED US AND SAID WE ARE GOOD TO GO ON BOTH REFI'S.  I ASKED WHEELS , " DO YOU THINK THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN ? " SHE REPLIED , " YES , I FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. " I REPLIED , " I WILL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT. "  WE HAVE A GOOD CHANCE TO DROP OFF A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF OUR MONTHLY PAYMENTS AND SQUEEZE SOME FUNDS OUT TOO.   WELL , WE'LL SEE IF THESES NUMBERS ARE TRUE NEXT MONTH.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT SURFING THE TV.  I WAS PRETTY BORED AND WENT TO BED BY 11PM.  AGAIN, NOT THE BEST SLEEP BUT NOT THE WORST.

        FRIDAY       3 - 31 - 17

        TECHNICALLY ............A SQUIRREL IS A CUTE RAT.  TAKE THE TAIL OFF , COLOR IT DARK.........RAT.

        UP EARLY AGAIN......REAL EARLY. I MEAN LIKE 3AM EARLY.

        GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL AND DO THE NORMAL CHORES IN THE MORNING.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL EARLY AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I STILL CAN NOT BELIEVE THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE BAR SIDE FROM A DARK RED TO A BRIGHT GREY.  THE NAIL IS STILL A DIVE BAR BUT JUST A DARK DIVE BAR NOW.  A FRESH COAT OF PAINT IN BOTH ROOMS WAS SO NEEDED. IT WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS BUT NEEDED.

        TAKE A NICE RIDE WITH WHEELS. I LIKE IT AS WE TALKED ABOUT FAMILY , FRIENDS , AND BUSINESS.

        WE SETTLE IN WITH THE PUPPY AND 2 COUSINS VISIT.  LET THE DRINKING BEGIN.......AND WE DID.  WE HAD OUR FAVORITE CHICKEN RANCH PIZZA WITH A SALAD. 

        WE NEVER DID THAT BEFORE.  I ASK WHEELS , " WHAT BRANDY DID YOU GET ? "  SHE REPLIES , " I GOT ONE BLACKBERRY AND ONE APRICOT." I SLIGHTLY FAVORITE APRICOT AND SHE SLIGHTLY FAVORS BLACKBERRY. I SAY , " LETS SEE WHO DRINKS MORE.  I'LL TAKE THE APRICOT AND YOU TAKE THE BLACKBERRY. " YES , THIS IS NOT THE BEST OF BETS.  WHEELS REPLIES, " WELL, WE HAVE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE.

        MADE A NICE FIRE AND WE CHILLED OUR COUSINS.  DRINKING WINE , SPECIALTY BEERS , AND BRANDY. I GOT A REALLY BIG LEAD ON WHEELS.

        LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES OF LEFT OVER PIZZA , CHEESE & PRETZELS , AND MORE BOOZE. I HAD A GOOD TIME AND I READ 2 BLOGS FROM MY WEBSITE TO MY COUSINS. 

        RELOCATION OF SQUIRRELS.  I PATCHED 2 HOLES UNDERNEATH OUR HOME'S AWNING. WELL , 2 NEW HOLES ARE NOW PRESENT.  SQUIRRELS CHEW A CIRCLE AS A DOOR AND LIVE IN THE AWNING CAVITY.......NICE LITTLE GIG WITHOUT PAYING RENT. WELL , NOT ANY MORE.

        SET-UP A " HAVE A HEART " TRAP.  I LOAD PEANUT BUTTER ON A PAPER PLATE AND WAIT.  WITHIN 2 HOURS I CAUGHT 2 SQUIRRELS.  BOTH WERE TAKEN FOR A RIDE.  BOTH WERE RELEASED.............ONE MILE AWAY.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND I GOT SOME APPLE.  WINNING THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE BRANDIES DEFINITELY HELPED.  30 SECONDS WAS STRETCHED TO 10 MINUTES.  I .........AM.........THE ...........MAN.  I REMEMBER NOTHING.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I DID GET 5 HOURS OF COMPLETE PASS-OUT SLUMBER.  I'LL TAKE IT.

        SATURDAY         4 - 1 - 17

        A FUN DAY..............AND SOMETHING I CAN CROSS OFF MY BUCKET LIST.

        DO MY MORNING ROUTINE AND UP VERY EARLY AGAIN.

        2 COUSINS , WHEELS , AND I TAKE A RIDE TO A LOCAL DINER FOR BREAKFAST. IT WAS A VERY GOOD MEAL.

        TAKE A RIDE TO SEE SOME LAKES AND BEACHES. AGAIN THIS WAS FUN EXPLORING & WALKING BUT IT GOT A LITTLE COLD.

        BACK HOME WE PLAY WITH THE PUPPY FOR A LITTLE BIT.  BUT , IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL WE WERE ON THE ROAD AGAIN.

        OFF TO " BIG CREEK VINEYARDS " FOR A WINE TASTING AND CHEESE SAMPLING EXPERIENCE. THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME DOING THIS AND IT WAS FUN. OUR HOSTESS / MANAGER " CHAN " ( PRONOUNCE SHAWN ) WAS ADORABLE AND PLEASANT.  I REALLY ENJOYED IT.  WE BOUGHT A BOTTLE OF WINE AND TIPPED WELL TO SUPPORT THE BUSINESS.

        SOME BEAUTIFUL SCENIC RIDES TOO.

        NEXT STOP WE VISIT AN AUNT AND COUSINS.  THEY HAVE A HUGE PROPERTY AND THEY ARE ALWAYS HILARIOUS.  THE ONE COUSIN ALWAYS GRABS MY MAN BOOBS. THEY ALWAYS MAKE US FEEL WELCOMED AND THE 2 PUPPIES THEY HAD WERE ADORABLE.

        BACK TO THE HOUSE WE ORDER SOME SALADS AND WINGS WHILE I COOK SOME BBQ BURGERS.  THIS WAS TOO FUN AND I AM EATING AND DRINKING WAY TOO MUCH AGAIN.........DAMN IT !!

        WE SETTLE IN AND PLAY SOME MUSIC VIA MY IPOD AND MY ELDEST SPEAKERS  ( THANK YOU ) AND MY COUSINS IPAD.  WE BEGIN TO EMPTY WINE BOTTLE AFTER WINE BOTTLE.  WE ARE LAUGHING , TALKING , AND HAVING A GOOD TIME.

        WALKING OUR KIDS AND A FRIEND VIA OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM TO PREP THE NAIL WAS ENTERTAINING.  THEY MADE PIZZA AND MOZZARELLA STICKS FOR THEMSELVES TOO.  WHEELS AND I ALSO GAVE THEM $20 EACH FOR HELPING OUT.

        WE WATCH THE NCAA GAMES ALONG WITH THE FLYERS.  ALL WERE GOOD GAMES.

        WE PLAY " APPLES TO APPLES " AND THAN OUR COUSINS SHOW US A NEW CARD GAME CALLED " SWEEP ".  IT WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD GAME.  MY MAKING JOKES IS ALWAYS MISINTERPRETED AS COMPETITIVENESS BUT I REALLY DON'T CARE ABOUT WINNING OR EVEN PLAYING CARD GAMES. TO ME , IT IS ABOUT GETTING TOGETHER AND HAVING SOME FUN.  NOW , MY COUSINS......THEY ARE COMPETITIVE.

        I TRAP ANOTHER SQUIRREL.....THAT'S A TOTAL OF 3.  I FIND OUT THERE IS MORE THAN 2 SQUIRRELS HOUSING IN OUR AWNING.  THERE IS AT LEAST 4.  THE SQUIRRELS ALSO PACKED THE CAVITY UNDER THE AWNING SIDING WITH  LEAVES.  IT MUST BE PRETTY COZY IN  THERE.  OH , AND CHIPMUNKS ARE TRIPPING MY TRAP.

        I WIN THE BATTLE OF BRANDY.  THIS IS NOT A WIN I AM PROUD OF.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT/PASSED OUT PRETTY GOOD.

        SEVERAL TOASTS I MADE TODAY.  JUST A QUICK HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WHEELS DAD.....MISS YA MY MAN.

        SUNDAY          4 - 2 - 17

        IT AIN'T ARE FAULT..........................

        LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW RETURNS AND AGAIN THE LAUGHTER WAS A PLENTY ESPECIALLY WHEN I DID A MOCK PHONE SEX CONVERSATION WITH A BAND MEMBER'S FIANCÉE.  SHE PLAYED RIGHT ALONG AND WAS HILARIOUS !!!  WE THOUGHT WE HAD MAJOR ISSUES BECAUSE IT DID NOT GO LIVE.  WATCHING CO-HOST BIG BILL PANIC WAS HILARIOUS.  HE CURSED MORE THAN A SAILOR THAT HASN'T HAD LEAVE IN 2 YEARS. AFTER 30 MINUTES OF FIGHTING NOT GOING LIVE HE SAYS , " IT NOW HURTS WHEN I PEE ".  AGAIN , LAUGHTER ALL NIGHT.

        WELL, WHEELS AND I ENJOYED A WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH OUR PUP AND OUR COUSINS.  IT WAS ALOT OF FUN AND TODAY WAS CHILLING , CLEANING , FIXING STUFF , AND HEADING HOME. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE.  I CONTINUED TO TRAP SQUIRRELS AND ONE GOT AWAY BECAUSE A DAMN CHIPMUNK TRIPPED MY TRAP...............DAMN CHIPMUNK.

        WE DID SOMETHING TOUGH TODAY AND FIRED OUR CLEANER OF 15 YEARS.  WE MET WITH A NEW CLEANER IN THE MORNING.  SHE WAS VERY NICE AND PROFESSIONAL AND WE GOT TO MEET HER DAUGHTER TOO.

        MAKE GREAT TIME COMING HOME UNTIL THE TRAFFIC JUST STOPPED. I MEAN A COMPLETE STOP.  WE SAW FLASHING YELLOW LIGHTS ABOUT A MILE IN FRONT OF US.  WE CREPT FOR ABOUT 20MINUTS AND THAN THE LIGHTS WERE GONE AND WE WERE DOING 870 MPH HOME.  WE THINK IT WAS A WORK CREW PICKING UP ORANGE CONES.

        WE SURPRISE THE KIDS AND BRING HOME A FAVORITE PIZZA OF THEIRS AND OURS......CHICKEN RANCH PIZZA.  WE SET OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY AND CHILLED. IT WAS VERY NICE.

        YOUNGEST SPENDS 6 HOURS DOING HOMEWORK. MAN THIS KID TOOK A WONDERFUL TURN ABOUT VIEWING SCHOOLWORK AND GRADES.

        TAKE A QUICK NAP AND IT WAS OFF TO THE NAIL.  I PREPPED AND WAS IN SLOW GEAR THE WHOLE TIME. MAN DID I PARTY AND EAT TOO MUCH THIS WEEKEND. LUCKILY RADIO SHOW CO-HOST B.B. CAME IN EARLY.......THAT WAS SO HELPFUL.

        BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS AND WIND DOWN THE NIGHT.  ONE DRINK AND I WAS OFF TO BED. OH , I HAD NO DRINKS DURING THE RADIO SHOW WHICH IS RARE.

        BEING A PHILLY FAN SUCKS PART 372 :

        SO THE FLYERS PLAY THE RANGERS IN NEW YORK. THE RANGERS HAVE THE LONGEST LOSING STREAK AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN THEIR HISTORY.  SO WHAT TEAM WOULD BREAK THAT LONGEST LOSING STREAK EVER ?  YOU GUESSED IT...................A FREAKIN' PHILLY TEAM.  TO MAKE THE PAIN A LITTLE MORE WORSE THE FLYERS WERE DOWN 4 - 1 WITH 4 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME SO I TURNED IT OFF.  THE NEXT MORNING I FOUND OUT THEY SCORED 2 GOALS AND STILL HAD A MINUTE+ LEFT.  GIROUX HAD A POWERFUL ONE TIME SLAP SHOT AND THE GOALIE MADE A GREAT SAFE TO PRESERVE THE RANGER 4-3 WIN ON NATIONAL TV........BLOW.  OH MAN DOES IT SUCK TO BE A PHILLY FAN.  I JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR THE PHILLIES SEASON TO START ON MONDAY AT 4PM.

        THE PAIN IS BACK. I EVEN HAD WHEELS LOOK AT IT. THIS IS MY OPINION AND ANALYSIS AND MOST LIKELY IT IS VERY WRONG BUT TONIGHT I HAD WHEELS LOOK AT MY HEAD WITH A FLASHLIGHT. I TURNED ON ALL 4 CEILING FAN LIGHTS AND EVEN GAVE HERE A FLASH LIGHT TO REALLY GET CLOSE TO MY HEAD.  THE PROGNOSIS......SHE SAW NOTHING UNUSUAL.

        FOR YOU DIRTY MINDED PEOPLE READING THIS , THE SCALP ON MY HEAD WAS VERY PAINFUL TO THE TOUCH. WHEN I WAS 18 I WENT TO A DERMATOLOGIST AND THEY TOLD ME THE PAIN WAS FROM WEARING A BASEBALL CAP AND SWEATING. THIS WAS QUITE NORMAL.  I ACCEPTED IT AND MOVED ON.  YEARS LATER I WOULD BE BALD AND MY OLDER BROTHER HAS MORE HAIR ON HIS HEAD THAN MY ASS........AND MY HIND SIDE IS LIKE A SILVER BACK GORILLA.  WELL , A LIGHT TOUCH TO MY SCALP AND PAIN SHOT THROUGH. I REALLY FEEL I WAS MISDIAGNOSED BACK THAN AND IT AFFECTED MY HAIR GROWTH OVER TIME.  I ASK WHEELS ABOUT INSURANCES AND STUFF TO COVER A DOCTOR'S VISIT. SHE TELLS TIME THE PRICE AND SAYS ," YOU WILL NOT GROW HAIR AGAIN."

        MONDAY      4 - 3 - 17

        THIS WAS A VERY LONG DAY.

        UP AT 3:30AM I START MY DAY. GET MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL , WRITE THE BLOG , DO THE EMAILS , EDIT THE RADIO SHOW , UPLOAD THE RADIO SHOW , AND DO A FACEBOOK POST ABOUT THE RADIO SHOW BEING READY FOR LISTENING.  YEP......JUST STARTING MY MORNING.

        WAVING TO OUR YOUNGEST AS SHE HEADS TO THE BUS STOP.  THIS MORNING I USED MY CELL PHONE FLASHLIGHT AND WAVED MY HAND IN FRONT OF IT AS IF GIVING LIGHT SIGNALS LIKE THE OLD NAVY DID BETWEEN SHIPS.  THEY CALLED IT " FLAG SIGNALING ".  MY NEXT WAVE WAS BIG HALF CIRCLES WITH THE FLASHLIGHT.  THE LAST WAVE TO A NEIGHBOR'S KID AND OUR YOUNGEST WALKING TOGETHER WAS A PEE-WEE HERMAN LIGHT SHOW DANCE. THE KID REACHED THE BUS STOP AND I TEXTED HER ," C'MON , THAT'S FUNNY STUFF I DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE. " BY THE TIME I GOT HALFWAY UP THE DRIVEWAY MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF. IT HAD ONE WORD..........." NUDGE ".

        ONE LITTLE THING...............I UPLOAD THE RADIO SHOW AND CAN SEE AND READ EVERYTHING BUT I CAN NOT HEAR THE SHOW.  I GO BACK AND FORTH WITH TROUBLE SHOOTING AND FINALLY FIGURE IT OUT. IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I TOLD MYSELF , " C'MON CHRIS YOU HAVE DONE THIS A 100 TIMES AND IT WILL UPLOAD FINE. "  IT DID NOT UPLOAD FINE.

        THE REASON - THE DATE WAS WRONG. I SAVED THE SHOW AS NAIL 4002.  THIS IS WRONG. THE SHOW IS APRIL 02 WHICH WOULD BE NAIL 0402.  THAT ONE LITTLE NUMBER MISTAKE AND OUR SERVER COULD NOT FIND THE RADIO SHOW TO BE PLAYED ON OUR WEBSITE.

        OFF TO MEDIA TO BE DISPLAYED , QUESTIONED , AND FIGHT A BATTLE THAT HAS LASTED ALMOST 4 YEARS. A BARTENDER AND I VISITED THE COURT HOUSE.  I WILL GIVE ZERO DETAILS NOW BUT WE ARE HOPING FOR A POSITIVE OUTCOME AND CLOSURE TOMORROW.

        I TREAT AND HAVE LUNCH WITH MY BARTENDER.  I DIG HER AND IT WAS NICE TO TALK ABOUT OUR KIDS AND RELATIONSHIPS.

        NICE LITTLE SURPRISE. I THOUGHT FOR SURE I GET A PARKING TICKET IN MEDIA.  EVERYTHING IS METERED OR " PERMIT PARKING ONLY".  I DID NOT EXPECT OUR CASE TO GO ALL THE WAY TO 5PM.  I ARRIVED AT MY CAR AND NO TICKET...........NICE.

        WHEELS........SAY IT.........SAY IT.   ON OCCASION I WILL GO OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE OF INVESTIGATING INSURANCE.  TODAY WE GOT SOME VERY GOOD NEWS.  THOUGH THIS IS TOTALLY WHEELS GAME SHE HASSLED ME FOR EVEN STARTING THE PROCESS MANY TIMES.  AFTER HER WALK WITH A FRIEND SHE WAS ADORABLE TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO A FRIEND IN FRONT OF ME HER CASE.  I FINALLY GOT A " CHRIS , YOU DA MAN ".

        RIGHT FROM MEDIA TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW CHANGING ONE DEPRESSING BLOOD RED COLOR TO A PASTEL GREY ILLUMINATES THE ENTIRE BAR SIDE. SO MANY TIMES I HEARD FROM PATRONS ENTERING THE NAIL , " MAN IT IS SO DARK IN HERE ".  I BET I WILL NEVER HEAR THAT AGAIN.

        ROLL HOME AND MAKE A CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICH AND BEGIN MY ENDLESS EMAILS AND FACEBOOK MESSAGING.  I WAS EXHAUSTED. BY 9PM WE ARE WATCHING " THE VOICE " , "  DANCING WITH THE STARS ", AND THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP.

        OH ,.......TOTALLY JINXED IT. I AM DRIVING HOME AND LISTENING THE LAST OUT OF THE PHILLIES GAME.  THEY NEED ONE MORE OUT TO WIN A 4 - 1.  THE ANNOUNCER SAYS ," WELL ,THE REDS NEED A BASE RUNNER TO KEEP THIS GAME ALIVE."  I SAY TO MYSELF , " TECHNICALLY THAT IS NOT TRUE , A BATTER COULD HIT A HOMERUN. " NEXT PITCH......HOME RUN.  REDS CUT LEAD TO 4-3 BUT THE PHILLIES HANG ON AND WIN THEIR OPENING GAME OF THE 2017 SEASON.

        CONGRATS TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR REDEEMING THEMSELVES FROM LAST YEAR.  I WAS LEANING TOWARDS GONZAGA BUT I HEARD THE GAME ENDED DAMN NEAR MIDNIGHT WITH THE REFS BREAKING RECORDS FOR CALLING FOULS. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY COOL THAT LAST YEARS VILLANOVA PLAYER KRIS JENKINS WHO WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP OVER NORTH CAROLINA WITH A BUZZER BEATER WAS RIGHT BEHIND THEIR BENCH WITH A NORTH CAROLINA SHIRT ON.  HE WAS CHEERING HIS YOUNGER BROTHER ON WHO PLAYS FOR N.C.

        OFF TO BED AND START WATCHING HOGAN'S HEROES AT 10PM.  BY 10:01PM I WAS ASLEEP.  I WILL SURELY SLEEP UNTIL MORNING.

        1:35AM THE DOG ABSOLUTELY FREAKS OUT BARKING. THIS WAS A BARK I HAD TO INVESTIGATE. I FOUND NOTHING , CURSED THE DOG , PETTED HER , AND WENT BACK TO BED.

        BACK TO BED AND ROLLED UNTIL 5:30AM. THE DOG STARTED GROANING TO GO OUT. I DID GET SOME SLEEP ON AND OFF BUT DECIDED TO JUST GET UP AND WALK THE DOG.

        TUESDAY       4 - 4 - 17

        AND THE TRUTH............SHALL SET YOU FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        NOW I CAN WRITE ABOUT 2 DRUNKEN VAGRANTS' WHO TRY TO MANIPULATE THE SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE LAW SUITES AND LOST.    4 F'N YEARS AND TODAY WAS THE FINAL DAY OF REDEMPTION !!

        ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO 2 GUYS  CAME UP TO THE NAIL FRONT DOOR WHILE I WAS MANNING IT.  DRINKING HALF GALLONS OF VODKA AT A HOUSE FOR 6 HOURS THEY DECIDED TO COME TO THE NAIL.  I CONFRONTED THEM AND ASK THEM TO LEAVE.  ONE GUY BEGGED ME LIKE A FUCKING LITTLE GIRL WHICH AGITATED ME. I DECIDED TO ALLOW THEM TO STAY INSTEAD OF THEM DRIVING A 2 TON TRUCK AND KILLING SOMEONE. THIS FATHERLY ACT OF MINE WILL COST ME TIME , MONEY , AND EMBARRASSMENT.  ME BEING NICE WILL FUCKING BACK-FIRE FOR 4 FUCKING YEARS. 

        THE LOWLIFE RAT RODENT PLAINTIFF DECIDED TO SUE THE NAIL.  THIS IS HIS 4TH LAW SUITE WITH THE SAME LOWLIFE RODENT ATTORNEY AND SAME LOWLIFE FAT FUCKING EXPERT DOCTOR WITNESS.  I WAS SICK TO MY STOMACH FOR 48 HOURS.   11 TIMES THIS TRIAL WAS PUSHED BACK DUE TO THE PLAINTIFFS' DRUG HABITS , DRINKING HABITS , INCARCERATIONS , AND BEING IN THE HOSPITAL. SO NOW A COMMON PERSON LIKE MYSELF HAD TO ENDURE THE PAIN OF PROTECTING HIS REP AND HIS TAVERN HE LOVED.  BY THE END I TURNED MY BACK ON THE ATTORNEY EVERY TIME HE APPROACHED ME OR OUR ATTORNEY........I WAS THAT PISSED.

        SO , MONDAY AND TUESDAY I WAS GRILLED BY A LOWLIFE ATTORNEY WHO MANIPULATED WORDS AND TESTIMONY. I GOT A FIRST HAND LOOK OF HOW LAWYERS SUCKER GOOD PEOPLE TO MAKE A BUCK.  I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE A BARTENDER TO JOIN ME IN MY TRIAL. SHE DID GREAT AND I ENJOYED HANGING WITH HER.  I EVEN TOOK HER TO LUNCH AND WE TALKED FOR AWHILE.

        THE PROCESS - I DID NOT KNOW THIS WAS GOING TO TRIAL WITH A JURY.  FOR SOME REASON I THOUGHT IT WAS A JUDGE RULING OR A 3 JUDGE RULING.  BUT GOOD WILL COME OUT OF ALL OF THIS.  JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED. GOOD PEOPLE WILL BE REDEEMED. BAD PEOPLE AND BAD LAWYERS WILL GET NOTHING IN THE MOST HUMILIATING WAY.

        MONDAY WAS JURY SELECTION.  ABOUT 30 PEOPLE WERE BROUGHT INTO THE COURTROOM AND ONLY 8 WILL BE PICKED.  PEOPLE STARED AT ME LIKE I WAS A GITBAG. I WAS SO FUCKING PISSED BUT KEPT MY COOL THE ENTIRE TIME. THE PROCESS TOOK 6 HOURS.......6........FUCKING HOURS.  THEIR DICK HEAD ATTORNEY WAS SLOW AND REPEATED HIMSELF THE ENTIRE TIME.  THE JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER CALLED BOTH COUNSELORS FOR A SIDE BAR AND TOLD THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY TO IMMEDIATELY PICK IT UP. THEIR ATTORNEY REPLIES , " WE'RE READY TO ROCK & ROLL ".....FUCKING JERK-OFF IDIOT.  THE JUDGE ROLLED HER EYES. THE FEMALE JUDGE WAS VERY COOL THE ENTIRE 2 DAYS.

        THE PROCESS TAKES LONG ESPECIALLY WITH EXPLAINING LAWS TO THE JURY. THIS TOOK 1 HOUR. YEP , ONE HOUR JUST TO EXPLAIN TO THE JURY WHAT WAS BEING TRIED.  AFTER THE JURY WAS SELECTED OUR BARTENDER WAS FIRST UPON MY REQUEST. SHE HAD A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT AND I WANTED HER TO GET TO HELL OUT OF THERE ASAP.  SHE TESTIFIED AND WAS VERY BELIEVABLE.

        NEXT WAS THEIR WITNESS AND 2 DRUNKS WHO CAME TO THE DOOR.  HE IS AN ADMITTED ALCOHOLIC AND STILL IS. HE IS ON SO MANY DRUGS KEITH RICHARDS BE IMPRESSED. HE QUOTED , " MY MEMORY IS SHOT. " HE COULD NOT REMEMBER WHAT HE HAD FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING AND WITH OUR CASE , HE COULD NOT REMEMBER THE YEAR , MONTH , OR EVEN IF IT WAS DAY OR NIGHT WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE NAIL. HOW HE TESTIFIED HIS " FACTS ".  HE SAT OUTSIDE THE COURT HOUSE WITH HIS ROACH OF AN ATTORNEY FOR 45 MINUTES AND TALKED ABOUT THE CASE AND " FACTS " HE SHOULD SAY.  OUR ATTORNEY PICKED HIM APART. AMAZINGLY HE REMEMBERED " FACTS  FROM 4 YEARS AGO. THIS GUY WOULD FORGET WHERE HE PARKED THIS MORNING.

        NEXT WAS THE FATHER. OUR ATTORNEY ASKED HIM , " YOUR SON DRANK VODKA RIGHT OUT OF THE HALF GALLON BOTTLE FOR 6 HOURS.  DO YOU THINK THIS IS RESPONSIBLE ? " HE RESPONDED , " I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T WANT TO SPECULATE. "  OUR ATTORNEY SAID , "
         IF IT WAS MY KID I WOULD. "  FOUR DIFFERENT QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS SON'S ACTIONS AND EVERY TIME THE FATHER SAID " I DON'T WANT TO SPECULATE. " I WAS SICK THAT A FATHER WOULD NOT STEP UP AND ADMIT THE SON HE RAISED WAS A DIRT BAG. 

        I TOOK THE STAND NEXT AND I WAS THE LONGEST OUT OF ALL THE WITNESSES.  EVERY ONE WAS QUIET IN THEIR ANSWERS BUT I TRIED TO " SPEAK TO THE BACK OF THE ROOM " AND BE CONFIDENT , DIRECT , AND SPOKE TO THE JURY.....UNLIKE THE PLAINTIFF AND HIS WITNESS WHO LOOKED DOWN THE ENTIRE TIME.  FOR OVER AN HOUR I WAS QUESTIONED. SOME OF MY OWN WORDS WOULD BE TWISTED LIKE " FAKE FUCKING NEWS ".  THE ATTORNEY IN HIS FINAL ARGUMENT WOULD TWIST ENTIRE SENTENCES INTO ONE WORD ADJECTIVES TO CONVINCE THE JURY I WAS LYING.

        EXAMPLE - I SAID, " IF I ASKED MY BARTENDER NOT TO SERVE SOMEONE SHE WOULD DO IT WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED.  I WOULD DO THE SAME FOR HER. WE NEED TO WORK AS A TEAM.  I KNOW OUR BARTENDER HAS AN ATTITUDE TO HANDLE ANY SITUATION.  I TRUST HER COMPLETELY. " THIS IS ACTUALLY IN THE TRANSCRIPT AND ALL QUOTES ARE IN 20 PAGE PAMPHLETS FROM EVERY WITNESS. THE TIME IT MUST OF TOOK TO DO THIS IS UNIMAGINABLE.

        HIS CLOSING STATEMENT - " THE OWNER OF THE BAR , MR. " B " ADMITS HIS BARTENDER HAS ATTITUDE AND GAVE THE DRINKS TO MY CLIENT TO MAKE HIM BLACK OUT."

        SEE HOW THESE SERPENTS WORK ?

        THE PLAINTIFF WAS QUESTIONED AND OUR ATTORNEY BASICALLY MADE HIM PLEAD GUILTY.  ALMOST EVERY ANSWER FROM BOTH DRUNKEN GUYS WERE " I DON'T KNOW OR I CAN'T REMEMBER ".  HE WAS RIPPED FOR OVER 45 MINUTES AND I WAS GLAD TO SEE IT.  THIS SCUM WAS IN HIS 4TH LAWSUIT SUING SOME INNOCENT BUSINESS OWNER AGAIN. 

        THE OWNER OF THE LAW FIRM STOPPED INTO  SEE HOW HIS ATTORNEY WAS DOING IN THE CASE.  A BIG FAT FUCK THAT OUR ATTORNEY CALLS A " WADDLING BUFFOON. "  THIS " ATTORNEY " ENTERS THE COURTROOM AND YELLS , " I AM HERE TO BE A CHEERLEADER  !! LET'S GO TEAM " AND BEGINS TO BOISTEROUSLY TALK TO HIS ATTORNEY OUT LOUD IN A QUIET COURTROOM.  WHO THE FUCK DOES THIS WHEN PEOPLE'S LIVES , MONEY , AND REPUTATION IS ON THE LINE ??!!

        A EXTREMELY LARGE " JABBA THE HUT "DOCTOR MAKES A VIDEO DEPOSITION. HE IS IN A SUIT AND TIE AND BUSTING OUT OF IT LIKE A FULL VACUUM BAG. THIS WAS A 2 HOUR TALK OF BODY PARTS THAT WAS CUT DOWN TO 50 MINUTES BECAUSE OUR ATTORNEY OBJECTED TO ALOT OF THE CONTENT.  NOW GET THIS. THE EXPERT WITNESS DOCTOR WHO ATE YODA TREATED THE SCUM PLAINTIFF COLLECTS $2,000 PER VIDEO DEPOSITION.  HE IS IN THE BUSINESS FOR 30 YEARS AND DOES IT TWICE A MONTH JUST FOR THIS FIRM. SO , DO THE MATH. I ASSUME HE KNOWS MANY FIRMS.  OH , AND HE ONLY MAKE DEPOSITIONS FOR PLAINTIFFS IN LAWSUITS.  OH JUST ONE MORE THING...........THE PLAINTIFF , LOW-LIFE ATTORNEY , FAT OWNER ATTORNEY , AND FAT DOCTOR ALL WORKED TOGETHER AT LEAST 5 TIMES IN THE PAST AND SHARE MCDONALD'S BREAKFASTS TOGETHER WEEKLY.  CAN YOU SAY COLLABORATION ?

        BETWEEN UNBELIEVABLY LONG WAITING I TALKED TO EVERY GUARD AND THE LADY WHO TYPED THE WORDS IN SHORT HAND OR STENOGRAPHER.  I MADE HER LAUGH MANY TIMES.

        NEXT WAS THE 2 ATTORNEYS GIVING THEIR CLOSING SPEECHES.  THEIR ATTORNEY BELITTLED ME SAYING I WAS IRRESPONSIBLE FOR HIS CLIENT " BLACKING OUT " AND INJURING HIMSELF.  HE CLAIMED " COMMON SENSE " WAS JUST NOT RIGHT HERE. NO........ COMMON SENSE IS THEY WERE DRUNK VAGRANTS DRINKING HALF GALLON VODKAS FROM THE BOTTLE ALL DAY BEFORE THEY ARRIVED AT THE NAIL.  OUR ATTORNEY RETORTED AND RIPPED HIM , THE DOCTOR , THEIR WITNESS ,THE PLAINTIFF , AND MORE.  HE DID AN EXCELLENT CLOSING STATEMENT. I WANTED TO STANDUP AND CHEER. WHAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD WAS THE JURY FALLING ASLEEP WHENEVER THEIR ATTORNEY TALKED. HE WAS LONG WINDED AND ALWAYS SAID , " NOT TO BEAT A DEAD HORSE ".  NOW THAT STATEMENT MEANS REPEATING THE SAME SUBJECT OVER AND OVER.....WHICH HE DID MULTIPLE TIMES BECAUSE HE HAD NOTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT.  HE CLOSED WITH " IT MAKES MY IRISH BLOOD RISE TO SEE THE OWNER MAKE A COUPLE OF BUCKS OFF A GUY WHO IS CLEARLY INTOXICATED. " WHEN IT WAS OUR ATTORNEYS TURN FOR A CLOSING SPEECH HE LEAPT UP AND YELLED AND NOW IT IS TIME FOR THIS IRISH ATTORNEY TO GET HIS BLOOD RISEN !!! .....AND HE RIPPED THEIR ATTORNEY AND ALL HIS WITNESSES , PLAINTIFFS ,  AND MORE TO SHREDS.

        DURING THE CLOSING THEIR ATTORNEY TRIES TO DISCREDIT OUR SIGNAGE AROUND THE NAIL AND ON THE DOORS AND HE BEGINS TO  SAY," IN FACT , I WAS JUST THERE THIS PAST WEEKEND..................OUR ATTORNEY LEAPS UP AND YELLS " OBJECTION !! "  HIS STATEMENT WAS INADMISSIBLE AND THE JUDGE OVER RULED IT IMMEDIATELY. SO THE LOWLIFE LAWYER WAS GOING TO LIE AND SAY NO SIGNAGE WAS ON THE DOOR TODAY SO THAT MEANS IT WASN'T THERE 4 YEARS AGO......FUCKING SCUM OF THE EARTH. WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE NAIL TONIGHT I DOUBLE CHECKED. OF COURSE ALL THE SIGNAGE AND EVEN 2 EXTRA SIGNS WERE UP.

        SO THE JUDGE EXPLAINS THAT THE ATTORNEYS ARE FINISHED AND ALL EVIDENCE WAS PRESENTED.  THE PREPONDERANCE OF EVIDENCE WEIGHS ON THE PLAINTIFF TO GAIN MONETARY AND LIABLE DAMAGES.  SHE SAID ," PICTURE IT LIKE A SCALE. IF THE SCALE TIPS TOWARDS THE PLAINTIFF BY 50% OR MORE THAN THEY WILL SEEK DAMAGES OF PAIN AND SUFFERING ALONG WITH NEGLIGENCE.  IF THEY TIP TOWARDS THE DEFENDANT THE RUSTY NAIL THAN ALL CHARGERS WILL BE DROPPED AND NO REWARDS WILL BE RECEIVED.

        THE JUDGE BEGINS TO EXPLAIN IN LENGTHY DETAIL THE RESPONSIBILITIES THE JURORS HAVE TO RULE WITH HONESTY , FAIRNESS , AND NO BIAS.  THIS SPEECH IS ABOUT 30 MINUTES LONG. AGAIN THE PROCESS IS WAY TOO LONG BUT I GUESS IS NEEDED. 

        FINALLY THE JUDGE SAYS , THE JURY WILL PICK ONE JUROR TO ASK A QUESTION WHILE IN DELIBERATION. THIS IS THE FOREPERSON. THEY WILL WRITE THE QUESTION DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER , HAND IT TO A COURT APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVE , AND THEY WILL GIVE IT TO ME TO EXPLAIN TO YOU. SHE TELLS THE JURORS TO LEAVE AND HEAD TO A PRIVATE ROOM TO DELIBERATE AND MAKE A VERDICT ON THIS CASE.

        IT IS 4:19PM AND I TELL MY ATTORNEY ," AT 5PM I NEED TO GO PUT QUARTERS IN THE METER WHERE MY CAR IS PARKED. HE AGREES.  I JUST FINISHED SAYING THAT TO HIM WHEN A COURT APPOINTED MAN ENTERS THE ROOM WITH A YELLOW PIECE OF PAPER.  I TELL MY ATTORNEY , " DAMN THAT WAS FAST. THE JURORS HAVE A QUESTION ALREADY ? "  THE OFFICIAL GIVES IT TO THE COURT REPORTER AND SHE SAYS ( WHO I BEFRIENDED EARLIER ) , " OH MY GOD , ITS A VERDICT ". SHE CALLS THEIR ATTORNEY TO COME BACK TO THE COURT ROOM NOW. SHE CALLS THE JUDGE AND TELLS THE BAILIFF TO RETURN THE JURORS NOW.

        THE JUDGE ENTERS THE ROOM AND ASKS THE JURY , " HAVE YOU COME UP WITH A VERDICT ? " THE HEAD JUROR OR FORE PERSON SAYS , " YES WE HAVE.  WE FIND THE RUSTY NAIL NOT LIABLE FOR ANY NEGLIGENCE FOR DAMAGES ".   THEY HAD 6 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER BUT IF THEY STOPPED AT EITHER FIRST 2 WITH AN ANSWER OF " NO " THAN THERE WAS NO NEED TO CONTINUE.  YES , THEY RULED THIS TRIAL IN 4 1/2 MINUTES. THE JUDGE , OUR ATTORNEY , THE COURT PEOPLE ALL SAID , " THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN A VERDICT SO QUICKLY ". THEY RULED 8 - 0 IN THE NAIL'S FAVOR.

        I LEFT  THE COURT ROOM WITH MY BACK TO THEIR ATTORNEY AND PLAINTIFF AGAIN. I COULD NOT STOMACH THE LIES AND THE PERSON SUING US.

        I MAY WRITE MORE TOMORROW BUT IT IS 3AM AND I AM STILL AT THE NAIL. MY 15 HOUR DAY IS NOW CONCLUDED.

        THE TRUTH SET ME FREE TODAY AND I MUST THANK OUR ATTORNEY AND BARTENDER.

        WEDNESDAY        4 - 5 - 17

         DO I CONTINUE TO RANT ABOUT FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS AGAINST INNOCENT PEOPLE ?

         DO I CONTINUE TO PREACH ABOUT GOOD OVER EVIL OR RIGHT OVER WRONG ? 

         DO I CONTINUE ABOUT HOW CERTAIN ATTORNEYS SUCK HARDWORKING BUSINESS OWNERS REPUTATIONS AND MONEY ?

         SHOULD I CONTINUE THAT I DON'T BELIEVE IN THE WORLD WHEN CASES LIKE THIS ARISE ? 

         SHOULD I CONTINUE TO LOOK DOWN ON SCUM WHO ACCUSE OTHER PEOPLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS ?

        THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THIS LOWLIFE SUFFERED WAS FROM HIS OWN DOING.  HE DRANK FROM HALF GALLON " LOW GRADE " VODKAS FOR 6 HOURS.  OH , I LOVE HOW THEIR ASS EATING ATTORNEY TO CONTINUE TO USE THE WORD " LOW GRADE " TO DESCRIBE THE ALCOHOL AS IF IT WERE FRUIT PUNCH.  THESE ARE " WORDS " DISHONORABLE ATTORNEYS SUBLIMINALLY PLANT SO JURORS SUBCONSCIOUSLY THINK THE ALCOHOL MAY NOT BE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE HERE.

        MY ONE SAYING IN LIFE IS " NEVER POINT A FINGER ". IF YOU GET DRUNK , CLIMB A FENCE , FALL ON YOUR FUCKING HEAD , RUN FROM THE COPS , FALL IN A DITCH , FIGHT ALL HOSPITAL CARE TAKERS , AND THAN REMEMBER ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BECAUSE YOU BLACKED OUT...............YOU ALWAYS POINT THE FINGER TO YOURSELF AND SAY , " YOU KNOW WHAT ? I WAS A FUCKING ASSHOLE TO PEOPLE , POLICE , HOSPITAL NURSES , PARAMEDICS , AND ENDANGERED OTHERS BECAUSE I DROVE A 2 TON TRUCK WHILE FUCKING HAMMERED AND BEGGED LIKE A CRACK HEAD BABY TO BE LET IN A BAR.  HE NEVER SAID , " THIS IS MY FAULT AND I WILL NOT DO IT AGAIN."

        NO , THIS FRIGGIN' RAT HAS TO BLAME ALL THESE PEOPLE FOR HIS ACTIONS OF BEING A DELINQUENT.  HIS ACTIONS CAUSED ALL THIS COMMOTION.  NOTHING IRKS ME MORE THAN TO BLAME OTHERS WHO TRIED TO HELP AND KEEP YOU SAFE.  I AM STILL FREAKIN' PISSED ABOUT THIS 4 YEAR ORDEAL. 

        SO THE LOWLIFE LOST THE CASE.  THE NAIL WON BY A UNANIMOUS DECISION.  THE GUY STILL OWES THE HOSPITAL AND OTHERS OVER $26,000.  IN 4 YEARS HE HAS NOT GIVEN THEM ONE PENNY.  DOES THIS KINDA TELL YOU ABOUT THIS PERSON ?  UNETHICAL LAWYERS SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCK MONEY FROM INNOCENT BUSINESS OWNERS.  THEIR CASE WAS REPRISED AND REVISED MULTIPLE TIMES DURING THIS ORDEAL ON WHO AND WHAT THEY WERE SUING. EVERY TIME WE WENT TO COURT SOMETHING CHANGED IN THEIR CASE LIKE :

        - NOT SUING FOR LOST WAGES BECAUSE , GUESS WHAT , THE FUCKER HAD NO JOB SO NO WAGES WERE LOST.

        - NOT SUING THE NAIL FOR ONSITE DAMAGES BECAUSE THE GUY WAS NOT ON OUR PROPERTY WHEN HE FELL ON HIS FUCKING EMPTY HEAD AND CRACKED IT LIKE A HUMPTY DUMPTY.

        - THE POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS THEIR WITNESS WAS TOLD NOT TO SHOW UP BECAUSE HE WOULD OF HURT THEIR CASE EVEN MORE BY SAYING THE GUY WAS AN IRRESPONSIBLE DICKHEAD. 

        - THE CLAIM STARTED AT $100,000 , THAN $50,000 , THAN $10,000 , THAN A $1,000 , THAN $500 AND OUR ATTORNEY SAID " FUCK YOU " TO EVERY STINKING OFFER TO SETTLE.  THEY GOT ZERO MONIES AND NOW OUR ATTORNEY IS GOING TO COUNTER SUE FOR FEES AND PAPERWORK.  IT MAY ONLY BE ABOUT $500 BUT I SAY WHATEVER YOU CAN DO ..........DO IT.

        I AM STILL SICK TO MY STOMACH ON QUESTION 1 THAT THE JURY SPLIT VOTE THAT THE NAIL WAS LIABLE IN SOME WAY WITH THIS INCIDENT.  I SAY , " WHAT THE FUCK COULD I OF DONE DIFFERENT ?

        HERE IS THE SHORT SCENARIO AGAIN : 2 GUYS SHOW UP DRUNK.  AFTER CONSISTENT BEGGING FROM THEM LIKE LITTLE FUCKING GIRLS I GIVE THEM STRICT ORDERS TO STAY AWAY FROM THE BAR , PEOPLE , AND BOOZE.....JUST PLAY POOL.  I TURN MY BACK FOR 3 MINUTES AND THE BARTENDER SERVED THEM WITHOUT KNOWING MY RULE.  I RUN TO THE BARTENDER AND SHE REMOVES THEIR DRINKS BEFORE THEY HAD 2 SIPS OF THEM.  TO HELP BRING THEM " DOWN " FROM THEIR DRUNKENNESS WE GIVE THEM WATER.

        SO , WHAT WERE WE NEGLIGENT FOR ?  TURNING MY BACK FOR SEVERAL MINUTES AFTER I YELLED AT THEM NOT TO DRINK ANYTHING ? SHOULD I HAVE RETURNED TO THE NAIL AFTER THE INCIDENT WHEN ALL POLICE AND AMBULANCES WERE GONE ? SHOULD I HAVE SEARCHED FOR BLOOD THE NEXT DAY AND INVESTIGATED ON MY OWN ?  I STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL ELSE I COULD OF DONE TO THIS DAY.

        ANOTHER THING - PART 1 -- I SAID I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS LAWSUIT FOR OVER A YEAR. THEIR BALL LICKING LAWYER CLAIMED THEY SENT A LETTER TO THE NAIL.  ALL MY IMPORTANT LETTERS GO TO MY PRIMARY HOME.  IT IS ALWAYS JUNK MAIL OR BAND POSTERS AT THE NAIL. IF IT IS A CERTIFIED LETTER THEY LEAVE A NOTE SAYING " YOU MISSED A DELIVERY OF A LETTER THAT IS REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT SO COME AND GET IT ". I GOT NO SUCH THING.

        ANOTHER THING PART 2 -- THEIR TAINT SUCKING LAWYER SAID I WAS SENT AN EMAIL ABOUT THE LAW SUITE. I DID AND INSTANTLY FORWARDED TO MY INSURANCE COMPANY AND THEY STARTED THE BALL ROLLING WITH AN INVESTIGATION.  I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.

        ANOTHER THING PART 3 - THEIR ANAL DILDO RECEIVING OF A LAWYER SAID AFTER THE BARTENDER TEXTED YOU .........I DID NOTHING AFTERWARDS ?  AGAIN , THE TEXT WAS " THE COPS WERE HERE LAST NIGHT ".  AGAIN , AM I SUPPOSE TO INVESTIGATE.  I ASKED WHAT HAPPENED AND WAS TOLD A GUY FELL OFF THE GATE AND THE COPS CHARGED HIM WITH PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS AND THEY LEFT. SO DO I BECOME COLUMBO AND INVESTIGATE ?

        ANOTHER THING PART 4 - THEIR TEA BAGGING BALL SUCKING ATTORNEY SAID I PURPOSELY AND CONVENIENTLY HID SURVEILLANCE TAPES TO COVER UP THE INCIDENT. I RESPONDED TO THIS QUESTION , " SIR , YOU DON'T KNOW HOW BAD I WISH I HAD THOSE SURVEILLANCE VIDEOS BECAUSE IF I DID WE AND THIS JURY WOULD NOT BE HERE. " OUR ATTORNEY USED THAT LINE IN HIS CLOSING STATEMENTS.  OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ROTATES EVERY 6 MONTHS SO SINCE I DID NOT EVEN HEAR ABOUT THIS LAWSUIT FOR OVER A YEAR.....THE SURVEILLANCE WAS GONE. AS SOON AS I HEARD ABOUT THE CASE I ASKED MY NEIGHBOR FOR ANY OF HIS SURVEILLANCE BUT OF COURSE HE DIDN'T HAVE IT EITHER.  OH GOD I WISH I HAD THOSE TAPES BECAUSE THE 2 DRUNKS CLAIMED THEY WALKED RIGHT IN WITHOUT SEEING A DOORMAN ( ME ) AND BEGAN DRINKING MARTINIS AND BEER UNTIL ONE OF THEM BLACKED OUT.  YEP , EVEN THOUGH , THEY TESTIFIED WITH " CLEAR " MEMORY THEY WERE ONLY AT THE NAIL FOR 35 MINUTES THEY " BLACKED OUT " BECAUSE OUR BARTENDER SERVED THEM WAY TOO MUCH.  OR THE REAL COMMON SENSE THING IS THEY WERE FUCKING DRINKING VODKA ALL DAY LIKE HILLBILLIES FROM A HIDDEN DISTILLERY.

        ANOTHER THING PART 5 -- THEIR ASS HAIR EATING ATTORNEY CLAIMED HIS CLIENT " LAID ALL HIS CARDS ON THE TABLE AND HID NOTHING ABOUT HIS DRUG ADDICTION , BEING AN ALCOHOLIC , HAVING NO MEMORY , AND BLACKING OUT." OUR ATTORNEY RIPPED THIS QUOTE FOR OVER 30 MINUTES NON STOP.  BOTH ATTORNEY AND CLIENT HID SO MUCH STUFF A SQUIRREL WOULD GET A HARD-ON.

        OK , GOT SOME MORE OUT OF MY SYSTEM.  LET'S SEE HOW I FEEL TOMORROW.  CALGON TAKE ME AWAY.

        THURSDAY          4 - 6 - 17

        OK , MY WRITING RANT IS OVER FOR NOW. 

        WENT TO A SIDE JOB FOR 5 HOURS TODAY......LOTS OF FUN IN THE POURING RAIN.

        MET BEER DELIVERY GUYS FOR A LARGE SUPPLY. I ALSO STOPPED AT A BANK AND LIQUOR STORE.  ANOTHER BIG ORDER.

        2 HOURS OF STOCKING AND FIXING THINGS.  I HAD TO GLUE DOWN A TILE BETWEEN THE BATHROOMS ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF. I ACTUALLY PLACED A BUCKET OF GLUE AND 2 CASES OF BEER ON TOP OF IT TO WEIGHT IN DOWN FOR 24 HOURS.  AFTER 4 HOURS AT THE NAIL I HAD TO ROLL HOME.

        5:30PM I MAKE MYSELF A CHICKEN CORDON BLEU SANDWICH.  I DID NOT HAVE BREAKFAST OR LUNCH SO THAT SANDWICH WAS GONE QUITE QUICKLY.

        WHEELS AND YOUNGEST HAVE THEIR HAIR DOWN.  THE GIRL COMES TO OUR HOSE WHICH IS KINDA COOL.  WHEELS DOES THIS EVERY 10 WEEKS.

        6:45PM I TAKE A RIDE TO PICK UP OUR ELDEST AT COLLEGE.  IT WAS A NICE PLEASANT DRIVE. I LISTENED TO MUSIC AND TOOK MY TIME.  PRETTY MUCH DID THE SAME THING ON THE WAY HOME.

        I TOLD MY ELDEST " PEOPLE WILL REACT EXTREMELY ANGRILY " ON HER " GO FUND ME " PAGE. THE KID POSTED A PAGE ON FACEBOOK AND I TRIED TO WARN HER THAT THESE GFM PAGES ARE FOR REALLY HARDSHIP CASES.  HERS WAS TO TRAVEL TO CANADA AND BERMUDA OVER THE SUMMER.  I SAID I WOULD HELP BY SHARING HER POST BUT WARNED HER AGAIN PEOPLE ARE EXTREMELY VICIOUS AND WILL VOICE THEIR OPINIONS.  WELL , IN THE FIRST 30 MINUTES 2 NEGATIVE COMMENTS APPEARED.  I DELETED THEM.  WITHIN 2 HOURS 6 MORE COMMENTS THAT WERE EXTREMELY VULGAR APPEARED.  I TOLD MY KID IF ANYONE POST NASTY THINGS I WILL DELETE THE PAGE.  AFTER THE VULGAR STATEMENTS I DELETED IT.  I TRIED TO WARN THE KID BUT SHE STILL LEFT HER GFM PAGE UP. I REMOVED MY NAME FROM IT.

        " HILLARY IS MORE SHORT TEMPERED THAN ME " - WELP , WITHIN 100 DAYS , TRUMP DROPS BOMBS ON SYRIA AND SO MUCH FOR THAT NICE RELATIONSHIP EVERYONE THOUGHT TRUMP HAD WITH PUTIN AND RUSSIA.  IT WAS A LEGIT REASON BECAUSE SYRIA EXPOSED POISONOUS GAS TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE......ESPECIALLY KIDS.

        BACK HOME I CATCH UP ON COMPUTER STUFF. 

        PHILLIES LOSE 2 OF 3 TO THE WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL.  JESUS , WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT US ?  ANOTHER LONG PAINFUL SEASON FOR PHILLY FANS.

        WHEELS AND I WATCH THE SEASON OPENER FOR " BATES MOTEL ".   MULTI BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY COMCAST DECIDED TO MAKE ALITTLE MORE MONEY BY CHARGING THEIR CUSTOMERS $3 TO WATCH THE SEASON OPENER AND EPISODE 2.  ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?   WE ACCUMULATED POINTS AND DECIDED TO USE THEM.  WHAT A GREEDY FUCKING COMPANY.

        WHEELS AND I DECIDED TO HAVE A SMALL OPERATION ON OUR PUPPY TO REMOVE A LARGE GROWTH ON THE BASE OF HER TAIL.

        FIRED........YEP , PULLED A TRUMP AND FIRED OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE CLEANER.  LOYALTY AND TRUST OVER YEARS HAS NO DOUBT BEEN TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.  THE NEW CLEANER LIVES IN THE DEVELOPMENT , YOUNGER , AND SEEMS TO BE VERY EFFICIENT. SHE WILL ALSO BE OUR YEES AND EARS FOR THE COMMUNITY THAT DOESN'T LIKE US.

        OFF TO BED EARLY. IT WAS A LONG WEEK. 

        A FAMILY MEMBER LOST HER FATHER TODAY.  THE NICE MAN WAS 91 YEARS OLD.  THAT IS A PRETTY DAMN GOOD LIFE. WE ALSO LOST DON RICKELS AT 90 YEARS OLD.  NO DOUBT MY FAVORITE COMEDIAN.

        FRIDAY      4 - 7 - 17

        THIS WAS A LONG DAY AND NIGHT.  BY 10PM I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN.

        ATTENDED A VIEWING AND MASS AT A LUTHERAN CHURCH.  I LIKED THE PRIEST AND HIS FEMALE ASSISTANT.  HE PRESENTED A NICE MASS AND NOT ONE TIME DID WE HAVE TO KNEEL. 

        THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE OF MY SISTER-IN-LAW'S FATHER WAS DONE VERY ELOQUENTLY.  THIS GUY WAS A NAVY PILOT ON AIR CRAFT CARRIERS IN WWII , GOLDEN GLOVE BOXER , ENGINEER , MASTER GARDENER , AND MORE.  GOOD GOD I SAID TO MYSELF , " MAN , WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO SAY ABOUT ME ?  HERE LIES BIG DADDY.  HE WAS FAT , BALD , AND DRANK BRANDY. "

        LUNCHEON WAS AT " THE LAMB TAVERN / THE PORCH ". I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN.  SERVICE WAS OKAY BUT WE INSTANTLY RAN INTO A MAJOR PROBLEM.......BUGS IN THE FOOD.  THE SALADS WERE OUT WHEN WE ARRIVED.  I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG THEY WERE SITTING OUT BUT THEY DID NOT LOOK APPEALING.  MY MOM SEES A GREEN STINKBUG IN HER SALAD.  THIS RUINS AN APPETITE IMMEDIATELY.  WE JOKED OF COURSE BUT NOT 5 MINUTES LATER MY SISTER-IN-LAW FOUND A SMALL FLY IN HER SALAD.  THAN I FOUND A " FLOATIE " IN MY SODA.  SODAS WERE SERVED AT A TABLE STATION.  SODA WAS FILLED IN CRAFT BOTTLES AND LABELED EXCEPT THEY WERE FLIP FLOPPED FROM COKE TO DIET COKE.  LARGE OFFICE DIVIDERS SEPARATED THE ROOM TOO.......A WEIRD LOOK AND UNAPPEALING.  OH , THE LAST THING..........IF YOU PARK IN THE BACK LOT YOU HAVE TO WALK THROUGH A MOUSE MAZE TO GET TO THE DINING AREA IN THE FRONT. 

        WHEELS AND I DROP OFF MY PARENTS AND A SISTER-IN-LAW.  OVERALL , THE BIG PICTURE WAS WE GOT TO HANG WITH FAMILY TO CELEBRATE A REALLY COOL GUY'S LIFE. I MEAN THE MAN LIVED TO 91......THAT IS AMAZING IN ITSELF.

        WHEELS AND I STOP AT THE NAIL. WE SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES PREPPING EVERYTHING.

        NEXT STOP.............THE BANK.  WE CLOSE ON 2 REFINANCES. YEP ,TO OUR SURPRISE BOTH LOAN APPLICATIONS WENT THROUGH.  WE SAT AND SIGNED OVER 300 DOCUMENTS.  3 STAFF MEMBERS WERE EXCELLENT DURING THE WHOLE CLOSING PROCESS.  WHEELS AND I HAVE BEEN THROUGH SEVERAL OF THESE AND THIS ONE WAS PRETTY PAINLESS. THE BIG PICTURE IS WE WILL SAVE A MORTGAGE PAYMENT A MONTH SINCE OUR INTEREST RATE WENT DOWN FROM 7% TO 4.7% , ALSO SKIP A MONTH FOR A MORTGAGE PAYMENT ( THIS IS NORMAL WHEN RE-MORTGAGING ), AND WE GOT A LITTLE AMOUNT OF CASH OUT TOO.  THESE ARE 3 VERY NICE THINGS.

        BACK HOME WE PREP FOR KIDS AND MOMS STOPPING OVER.  I FIXED A VACUUM CLEANER ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH WHILE THE KIDS HELP WHEELS CLEAN.   I NEVER SEEN SO MUCH DUST AND DIRT BACKING UP IN A VACUUM CLEANER HOSE AND BEATER BAR.  I CLEANED OUT EVERYTHING.

        A NEPHEW PICKS UP QUESADILLAS FROM CHILI'S AND STOPS BY OUR HOUSE.  THE 5 OF US ENJOYED A NICE MEAL AND THAN STARTED PLAYING CARDS.  SOON OUR YOUNGEST HAD FRIENDS STOP OVER AND THEY JOINED IN WITH THE CARD PLAYING ALONG WITH A MOM.

        CUTE STORY - THIS ONE ADORABLE FRIEND SAT-IN AS SOON AS SHE ARRIVED AT OUR HOUSE IN PLAYING " OLD MAID ". I REALLY LIKE THIS ADORABLE GIRL.  THE GAME IS NOT TO GET THE OLD MAID CARD.  THE VERY FIRST HAND AND FIRST DRAW I TURN TO HER AND SAY , " CAN I TRUST YOU ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YES ". I LOOK INTO HER BLUE EYES AND SAY , " YOUR EYES TELL ME YOUR A TRUTHFUL PERSON. " SHE RESPONDS , " I AM. "  I SAY , " OKAY , I SEE GOOD IN YOU SO GIVE ME ANY CARD IN YOUR HAND YOU LIKE. "  THE KID GIVES ME THE OLD MAID CARD.   OF COURSE I MAKE A FACE OF ASTONISHMENT AS THE GIRL AND THE WHOLE TABLE ROARS WITH LAUGHTER.

        ANOTHER MOM COMES OVER AND NOW THE FOOD AND BOOZE IS FLOWING.  THE KIDS TALK AND PLAY DOWN THE BASEMENT WHILE I SHOOT POOL WITH MY NEPHEW.

        MY NEPHEW GIVES OUR ELDEST A RIDE TO VISIT A FRIEND.  BY THE TIME HE GOT BACK AROUND 10PM I COULD BARELY STAY AWAKE.  I SAID GOODNIGHT AND HEADED TO BED BY 10:15PM. I ATTEMPTED TO WATCH " HOGAN'S HEROES " BUT IT WASN'T HAPPENING.  WHAT ALSO KINDA SUCKED IS WE MOVED A TON OF STUFF FROM THE KITCHEN TO MY BED.  I HAD HALF A BED TO SLEEP ON TONIGHT.

        BY 4AM I START WRITING THIS BLOG.  IT IS NOW 6AM AND I HAVE ANOTHER LONG DAY AHEAD OF ME. DO I TRY TO TAKE A NAP OR JUST START THE DAY IS THE QUESTION.

         OH , ONE MORE THING.......PHILLIES BLOW.  THE SILVER LINING IS THEY DID COMEBACK FROM A 7 - 0 DEFICIT TO MAKE IT 7 - 6. OF COURSE , THEY SUCKED US IN LIKE ALL PHILLY TEAMS DO BY HAVING ONE MAN ON IN THE 9TH INNING WITH A BATTER UP THAT HAS HOMERUN POWER.  HE DRIBBLED A HARMLESS BALL TO THEIR FIRST BASEMAN AND WE LOST BY ONE RUN.

        UPDATE - OUR ELDEST TOOK DOWN THE GO FUND ME PAGE ( OR BLOCKED ME ). EITHER WAY IT IS AN ADULT DECISION FINALLY MADE.

        OH , THE OTHER DAY I FINISHED WATCHING " INDEPENDENCE DAY - RESURGENCE ".  IT WASN'T AS BAD AS I THOUGHT BUT IT WASN'T GOOD EITHER.

        SATURDAY        4 - 8 - 17

        ME VS SQUIRREL......TRULY A BATTLE HARDER THAN I THOUGHT.

        START MORNING EARLY BY UNLOADING MY VAN IN PREPARATION FOR A MOUNTAIN HOUSE TRIP.  IT WAS A 2 FOR 1 MISSION FOR ME.

        BY 9AM I AM AT THE NAIL FIXING A HINGE ON A DOOR , ALIGNING A SLIDE LOCK , GROUTING 12 TILES , CHANGING THE MARQUEE SIGN , AND THE NORMAL ROUTINE FOR PREPPING A NIGHT.

        I LEAVE THE NAIL ONLY TO TURN RIGHT AROUND BECAUSE I FORGOT TO FIX A LOCK.

        SOME VICIOUS PEOPLE HAVE TO VOICE THEIR OPINION ON A TEENAGE KID.....GUESS IT MAKES THEM FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEIR SHITTY LIVES.  THAT GO FUND ME PAGE WE TOOK DOWN IN LESS THAN 6 HOURS WAS " SHARED " AND THAT MEANS PEOPLE CAN STILL SEE AND COMMENT ON IT. A FRIEND TOLD ME ABOUT IT LATE TONIGHT.  THE GOOD THING I GUESS IS OUR DAUGHTER CANNOT SEE THE HURTFUL STATEMENTS. I SHOULD OF STAYED OUT OF IT AND NOW THE NAIL WILL HAVE THESE BRUTAL COMMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

        ANYWAY , BACK HOME I LOAD A LARGE LADDER ON THE ROOF OF THE VAN , TOOLS , SOME SUPPLIES , AND HEAD TO THE POCONOS.

        I AM CUTTING THIS SUPER CLOSE. I ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE AND UNLOAD EVERYTHING.  I PUT ON A SUIT AND HEAD TO A CEMETERY FOR A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE.  THE U.S. NAVY HONORED A PASSING VETERAN BY PERFORMING " TAPS " AND THE FOLDING AND PRESENTATION OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG TO THE WIDOW.  IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SERVICE AND I WAS GLAD I EXPERIENCED IT.

        A LUNCHEON FOLLOWED AT A COOL HISTORIC RESTAURANT CALLED " THE POWERHOUSE EATERY ".  I HAVE NOT BEEN HERE IN A LONG TIME.  THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND SO WAS THE PRICING AND SERVICE.  COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF YESTERDAYS " LAMB TAVERN " DEBAUCHERY.

        I GOT TO SIT AT THE FAMILY TABLE AND IT WAS A PRIVILEGE.  THEIR FAMILY TOLD STORIES OF THEIR DAD.  A DAUGHTER GAVE A NICE SPEECH ABOUT HER FATHER' LIFE. IT WAS ALL WONDERFUL.  I ENJOYED THE CONVERSATION AND STAYED 2 HOURS.  SOME PEOPLE STARTED LEAVING SO I WAS GETTING TIRED MYSELF AND HEADED OUT AFTER I SAID MY GOODBYES.

        BACK AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE I CHANGE AND SETTLE IN.  I DECIDED TO START MY LIST AND IT INVOLVED ONE SMART DETERMINED SQUIRREL.  THE LIST BEGINS :

        - SET-UP 30 FOOT LADDER INSIDE AND CHANGED A BULB IN THE VAULTED CEILING.

        - CHANGED OUT DOOR LOCKS.

        - RESET CODES FOR SECURITY SYSTEM.  I AM REALLY SURPRISED I FIGURED THIS OUT.

        - SET-UP A " HAVE A HEART " TRAP FOR ONE SQUIRREL.  IT SEEMS WE HAD 4 SQUIRRELS LIVING COMFORTABLY IN OUR AWNING UNDER THE SIDING.  LAST WEEK I CAPTURED AND RELOCATED 3 SQUIRRELS.  THIS RELOCATION SEEMS TO BE WORKING. BUT I STILL HAD ONE MORE SQUIRREL LEFT.   HE AVOIDED THE TRAP SEVERAL TIMES.

        - UNLOAD VAN OF TOOLS AND LOAD IN A 400 POUND ARCADE MACHINE.  I WILL TAKE THIS " MORTAL COMBAT " MACHINE TO OUR FRIENDS AT " MERCURY AMUSEMENT ".  I TALKED TO THE OWNER WHILE DRIVING HERE AND IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD IT CAN BE FIXED.

        - CHANGED OUT BULBS IN MUDROOM TO FLOODS.

        - LAST TIME HERE I FOUND A PIECE OF AWNING THAT MATCHES WHAT EXISTS NOW.  THE SQUIRRELS CHEWED 2 HOLES THE SIZE OF TENNIS BALLS AS ENTRANCES AND I NEEDED TO COVER THEM.  I TOOK SOME TIME AND PATCHED BOTH HOLES PRETTY WELL.  THIS WOULD PISS OFF THE ONE REMAINING SQUIRREL LIVING IN THE CAVITY OF THE AWNING.

         I DID SEVERAL OTHER PUNCH LIST THINGS ALONG WITH CHECKING EMAILS AND FACEBOOKING. BUT THE ENTERTAINMENT STARTED AROUND SUNDOWN.

        SQUIRRELS FORAGE DURING THE DAY FROM EARLY MORNING THAN RETURN TO THEIR NEST OR OUR AWNING AT SUNDOWN.  WELL , OUR ONE SQUIRREL WAS NOT SO HAPPY WHEN HIS FRONT AND BACK DOORS HAD BEEN BLOCKED.  IN ESSENTIAL.......HIS LOCKS WERE CHANGED FOR NOT PAYING RENT.

         ON AND OFF FOR OVER 5 HOURS I CHASED OFF THIS LONE SQUIRRELY TRYING TO GET BACK IN HIS HOME.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY TIMES HE RETURNED. I STOPPED COUNTING AT 10. I PLACED MY COMPUTER AND MYSELF BY A TABLE THAT COULD SEE THE ENTRANCE I PATCHED THROUGH A WINDOW.  EVERY TIME THAT SQUIRREL CLIMBED TO THE AREA I RUN OUTSIDE YELLING AND WAVING A BROOM.  THIS WENT ON UNTIL 11:10PM.

        FLYERS WIN IN THE AFTERNOON.....NEVER SAW THE GAME.

        PHILLIES SCORE 11 RUNS IN THE 1ST INNING TO WIN. THIS WAS REALLY NICE TO SEE.

         I SURF THE INTERNET , SURF TV , AND BATTLE THE SQUIRREL ALL NIGHT. I SET-UP A LONG DUSTING POLE AND WEDGE IT UNDER THE AWNING WHERE THE SQUIRREL WANTS TO GET IN.  I FINALLY HEAD TO BED.

        I AM SUPER TIRED BUT WAKE UP UNBELIEVABLY AT 2:30AM. I AM JUST SO PISSED.   I GO TO THE BATHROOM AND CHECK THE POLE I WEDGED.  IT WAS KNOCKED ON THE GROUND WHILE I WAS SLEEPING.  AS I AM RESETTING THE POLE AT 2:30AM THE SQUIRREL LEAPS FROM A TREE AND RUNS AWAY FROM ME.

        IT IS NOW 5:30AM AND I WILL ATTEMPT TO SLEEP AGAIN.

        BACK UP AT 7:30AM.  I SEE THE DUST POLE WEDGED AGAINST THE SQUIRREL ENTRANCE IS KNOCKED DOWN AGAIN AND THE OTHER ENTRANCE HAS CHEWED PIECES OF WOOD FALLEN TO THE DECKING. SOMETHING TELLS ME I NEED MORE TIME TO GET THIS LAST ONE.

        SUNDAY          4 - 9 - 17

        I WENT TO BED AT 8:15PM................8..............FRICKIN'................FIFTEEN.

        FOUGHT WITH SQUIRRELS ALL MORNING.  I DID NOT THINK THEY BE SO ADAMANT ABOUT GETTING BACK INTO THEIR ( MY ) HOME.  ONE DETERRENT THAT SEEMED TO WORK IS I SPRAYED WD40 ALL OVER BOTH ENTRANCES. THEY SEEMED TO WORK AND PISS THEM OFF.  I HAD TO ROLL OUT THIS MORNING TO AN EASTER DINNER SO THE SQUIRRELS WON THIS BATTLE.  BUT NEXT TIME I AM UP THE BATTLE WILL CHANGE TO WAR.

        PHILLIES WITH A GREAT DESERVED WIN.  PHILLIES ARE WINNING 3 - 0 WITH ONE OUT IN THE 9TH INNING. MY LITTLE NEPHEW SAYS , " THE PHILLIES ARE GONNA LOSE ".  I REPLY , " YOU'RE PROBABLY RIGHT. " WASHINGTON HITS A 3 RUN HOME RUN TO TIE THE GAME.   LUCKILY OUR PHILS GOT A RUN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH TO WIN......THEY DESERVED IT BIG TIME.

        SLEPT HORRIBLE AS YOU KNOW FROM THE LAST BLOG. 

        MET NEW CLEANER TO EXCHANGE KEYS AND ROLLED HOME FROM THE POCONOS.   A GOOD RIDE WITH NO TRAFFIC.

        BACK HOME WHEELS HELPS ME UNLOAD.  IT WAS A TON OF STUFF.

        WE DRESS AND WE HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

        OFF TO AN EASTER DINNER AT MY PARENTS WHERE LAMB & EGGS ALONG WITH " MONNA'GUTS " WERE ON THE MAIN MENU.......SO DAMN GOOD.   AGAIN I ATE WAY TOO MUCH.  A BIG GROUP OF FAMILY WAS ALOT OF FUN WITH AN EASTER EGG HUNT , TRIP TO THE PARK WITH THE KIDS , AND LOTS OF LAUGHS.

        BACK HOME MY BODY WAS HURTING.  I WAS UP AT 2:30AM AND FIGHTING THE DAY AND NIGHT THE ENTIRE TIME.   I WAS ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED AND BY 8:15PM I WENT TO BED.   UNFORTUNATELY I WAS UP EVERY 2 HOURS TO PEE OR JUST BEING AWOKEN.

        TIME FOR ANOTHER DAY TO BEGIN.

        OH , I WAS VERY HAPPY FOR SERGIO GARCIA FOR WINNING HIS FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP.  IT WAS A GOOD ONE.........." THE MASTERS ".

        MONDAY          4 - 10 - 17

        THIS WAS A LONG DAY.  GO TO BED AT 10:30PM.....UP AT 1:30AM......NICE.   IT IS NOW 4AM.

        YOUNGEST FLIES TO FLORIDA WITH 2 FRIENDS TO VISIT A BEST FRIEND..........KINDA COOL.

        START MORNING OFF EARLY AS ALWAYS.  NO SLEEP AND I AM GETTING SICK OF IT.

        PARENTS MAKING THEIR FAMILY FEEL BAD FOR MISSING AN EASTER DINNER........GETTING SICK OF THAT TOO.  I WILL NEVER RE-ARRANGE MY SCHEDULE AGAIN.

        LET'S START THE DAY WITH SOME RUNNING :

        - RE-POSITION TOOLS IN MY VAN.

        - TAKE A RIDE TO MERCURY AMUSEMENT. THE TECH TROUBLE SHOOTS OUR " MORTAL COMBAT " ARCADE GAME FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR BUT IT WILL BE THE LAST FATALITY.  I ALLOW HIM TO TAKE OUT THE MOTHER BOARD AND OTHER PARTS TO SELL FOR AROUND $200.  SINCE THEY HAVE HELPED ME IN THE PAST I TOLD HIM HE CAN KEEP THE MONEY.

        - TAKE A RIDE TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO FIX A STORM DOOR.

        - TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL AND SMASH UP THE ARCADE GAME INTO 50 PIECES. I FORGOT THE MACHINE'S MONITOR STILL HAS ELECTRONS GONG THROUGH IT AND I GOT SHOCKED.

        - PREP THE NAIL BY CHANGING THE MARQUEE SIGN , INSTALLING A WEATHER STRIP TO THE FRONT DOOR , STOCKING, FIXING, AND CLEANING. IT IS 11:30AM AND I AM ALREADY TIRED.

        - STOP AT THE BANK TO MAKE DEPOSITS.  I GET A BANK TELLER I LIKE BECAUSE SHE IS CUTE BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY........FAST.

        - STOP AT A GAS STATION TO FILL UP. MAN DID PRICES RISE FAST.

        - BACK HOME I MAKE 2 GALLONS OF WEED KILLER.  TOTAL COST THIS TIME.........$2.99.  I MIXED VINEGAR , PALMOLIVE SOAP , AND EPSOM SALT. I SPRAYED ALL THE GARDENS AS BEST AS I COULD.

        - BACKED OUT 2 MOTORCYCLES FROM THE GARAGE TO ACCESS OUR RIDING MOWER.  VERY HAPPY IT STARTED RIGHT UP. I CUT THE LAWN WHICH I DID NOT WANT TO WAIT ANY MORE DAYS BECAUSE OF ITS HEIGHT.  I SCARE A 2 FOOT LONG GARDEN SNAKE.  I SHOW THE SNAKE TO WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST.

        - CUT EDGES AND HILLS OF OUR PROPERTY WITH NEW USED CRAIGSLIST LAWN MOWER. IT WORKS PERFECT BUT OF COURSE I RUN OUT OF GAS. YOUNGEST LEAF BLOWS GRASS CLIPPINGS FOR ME.  I AM GLAD I GOT THIS PROJECT OUT OF THE WAY.

        - LOAD UP VAN WITH CLOTHES , TOOLS , SUPPLIES , PUPPY , AND PUNCH LISTS.   YEP , I AM EXHAUSTED AND TAKING THE SAME DAMN RIDE I JUST TOOK 24 HOURS AGO. I AM A COMPLETE FUCKING IDIOT.  I WILL HAVE TRAVELED THIS LONG RIDE 4 TIMES NOW IN LESS THAN 4 DAYS......DUMBASS.

        - ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME AND IT IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTIFUL DAY.  I SET-UP SQUIRREL TRAPS AND WALK THE PUPPY.   I UNLOAD EVERYTHING AND SETTLE IN TO SOME PROJECTS.  IT IS 5PM AND I AM RUNNING OUT OF STEAM.

        - IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS THE SQUIRREL CHEWED ANOTHER CIRCLE OPENING UNDER OUR AWNING. THIS TIME I HAVE 3 TRAPS.  ONE IS A " HAVE A HEART " AND THE OTHER 2 " IS NOT HAVING A HEART ".  LET THE WAITING BEGIN........AND IT DID NOT TAKE LONG.

        - I BELIEVE I HAD 4 SQUIRRELS LIVING IN THE AWNING. LAST WEEK I RELOCATED 3 OF THEM.  I THINK I AM DOWN TO ONE.  WELL , THIS SQUIRREL DID NOT KNOW HOW CLOSE HE WAS TO MEETING HIS MAKER.  SEVERAL TIMES IT WENT TO BOTH TRAPS.  SEVERAL TIMES IT WAS SUPER CAUTIOUS AND SKITTISH.  I ACTUALLY FELT BAD AS IT WAS APPROACHING THE RAT TRAP.  LUCK WAS ON HIS SIDE AND HE KNEW BETTER.  HE JUMPED OFF THE RAILING DOWN TO THE DECK AND APPROACHED THE " HAVE A HEART TRAP "AGAIN.  AFTER 4 OR 5 TIMES OF GOING IN AND OUT OF THE TRAP HE FINALLY TRIGGERED IT. 

        - I TOOK THE SQUIRREL FOR A 2 MILE RIDE TO FORKS RESTAURANT PARKING LOT.  I RELEASED HIM THERE.  HIS LIFE WAS SPARED BUT LATER A DIFFERENT ANIMAL WILL HAVE ITS LIFE SPARED TOO.

          I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WITH SOME SNACKS , ONE & ONE , PLAY INTERNET SCRABBLE , AND WATCH TV.  BEFORE I HEAD TO BED I TRIP THE " HAVE A HEART TRAP " BECAUSE I COULD TRAP A SKUNK AND THAT WOULD NOT BE FUN BUT I DO LEAVE THE RAT TRAPS ACTIVE.

        I GET UP AT 1:30AM AND THERE HAS BEEN ZERO ACTIVITY UNDER THE AWNING.  THIS IS A DRASTIC CHANGE FROM SEVERAL DAYS AGO WHERE ONE SQUIRREL TRIED TO GAIN ENTRANCE 15 TIMES.  I HOPE THIS MEANS THERE ARE NO MORE SQUIRRELS LIVING IN THE AWNING.

        I KEEP THINKING I SHOULD TRIP THE RAT TRAPS BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO INJURE ANY NOCTURNAL ANIMALS OR EVEN A HOUSE CAT MEANDERING AROUND.  THE LURE OF PEANUT BUTTER ON MY TRAP IS ENTICING AND AT 3:30AM I SAVED ANOTHER ANIMAL.......A RACCOON.

         I AM SITTING HERE WRITING AT 3:30AM AND CONSISTENTLY WATCHING THE RAT TRAPS.  I SEE MOVEMENT IN THE CORNER OF MY EYE AND THERE IS A DECENT SIZE RACCOON UP ON THE RAILING OF THE DECK HEADING TOWARDS THE SPRING-LOADED RAT TRAPS.  I LEAP UP SCARING MY DOG AND BANG ON THE WINDOW. I OPEN THE DOOR AND YELL AT THE RACCOON.  IT RUNS AWAY AND I TRIP THE TRAPS SO NO MORE WORRYING ABOUT OTHER ANIMALS GETTING INJURED.

        IT IS 4 AM AND I WILL ATTEMPT TO GO BACK TO BED.

        TUESDAY        4 - 11 - 17

        NOW I KNOW WHY THAT DAMN SQUIRREL WANTED BACK IN OUR AWNING...........CRAP.

        ABSOLUTELY PICTURE PERFECT DAY.  SOME PEOPLE WERE FISHING , PICNICKING , PLAYING BASKETBALL , AND LISTENING TO MUSIC.

        WATCHED 11 DEER WALK RIGHT ALONG THE LAKE IN FRONT OF ME.  I TOOK A PICTURE......PRETTY COOL SURREAL MOMENT.

        WHEELS HEADS TO A PHILLIES GAME.  I THINK SHE SHOULD OF SAT THIS ONE OUT.  THAT WAS A VERY TOUGH GAME TO WATCH.  OF COURSE THE METS SMOKE US AGAIN.  A FAIR AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WE KNOW ATTENDED THE GAME TOO......INCLUDING SOME NEIGHBORS/FRIENDS.

        I BEGIN MY PUNCH LIST.  ALOT OF IT WAS SMALL BUT THE ONE MAJOR PROJECT WAS NOT FUN AT ALL.  LET'S JUST SAY I INTERRUPTED THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.

        BEFORE THE PUNCH LIST 2 THINGS I SAW :

        1 - SITTING AT THE MAIN TABLE I LOOK THROUGH THE FRONT GLASS DOOR AND SEE THIS LARGE INSECT CRAWLING TOWARDS OUR FRONT STEPS.  BY THE TIME I GOT MY GLASSES ON AND WALKED TO THE DOOR...............IT WAS UNDER THE DECK.  IT LOOKED LIKE A HERMIT CRAB.

        2 - WATCHING TV THE PUP LIFTS HER EARS AND STARES AT A CERTAIN SPOT ON THE CARPET.  I WAS LIKE " WHAT IS IT LASSIE ? " THE DOG JUMPS DOWN AND INSPECTS.  I MOVE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COFFEE TABLE AND HERE COMES A SPIDER CHASED BY OUR DOG.  IT STOPPED TO PEER AT ME.  IT SHOULDN'T OF STOPPED. THAT SPIDER IS NOW SWIMMING WITH THE FISHES.

        OK , BACK TO PUNCH LIST STUFF ON THIS PICTURE PERFECT DAY :

        - ANY DECK AREAS BEING CHEWED BY OUR LOCAL SQUIRRELS GOT A HEALTHY DABBING OF HOT SAUCE. YES , I READ IT VIA GOOGLE.  IT SEEMS IT WILL DETER THEM.

        - TRAPPED 2 SQUIRRELS AND TOOK THEM FOR A LONG RIDE. ONE SQUIRREL WAS AN INHABITANT OF OUR AWNING.  THE OTHER WAS JUST WANDERING BY AND SNIFFED SOME PEANUT BUTTER.  BOTH HAVE BEEN RELOCATED.  ONE SQUIRREL CAME SUPER CLOSE TO TRIGGERING THE RAT SNAP TRAP.  HE DID NOT KNOW HOW CLOSE HE CAME TO MEETING THE BIG MIGHTY MOUSE IN THE SKY.  THE GOOD NEWS FOR BOTH MAN AND ANIMAL I STOPPED USING THE RAT TRAPS AND NEVER GOT A HIT IN THEM.

        - I DID BAIT SOME MOUSE TRAPS IN OUR ATTIC. ALWAYS FUN TO SQUEEZE A FAT GUY THROUGH A ACCESS PANEL......ON A 6 FOOT LADDER.

        - WALKED AROUND OUR PROPERTY AND THE LAKE PICKING UP TRASH.  THIS IS A LITTLE TRADITION I DO.  I FIND IT IRRITATING THAT PEOPLE JUST THROW TRASH ON THE GROUND.  I MEAN IT IS FRIGGIN' BEAUTIFUL HERE SO WHY TRASH IT UP ?  OH , I FOUND A CONDOM RIGHT UNDER OUR 2ND FLOOR DECK.  THIS WAS A REALLY FUN FIND. I FIGURED SOME GUY GOT TO BANG HIS GIRL ( OR GUY ) DOGGIE STYLE ON THE UPPER DECK. WHEN HE WAS DONE HE JUST TOSSED THE RUBBER ONTO THE GROUND BELOW.   WHO FUCKING DOES THIS ?

        - TOOK A RIDE TO THE LOCAL OFFICE TO PICK UP 2017 CAR STICKERS.

        - SHAVED DOWN A CLOSET DOOR THAT WAS NOT CLOSING PROPERLY.

        - FIXED SOME THERMOSTAT LABELS.

        - WALKED THE PUP AROUND THE LAKE AGAIN AND LET HER HANG OUTSIDE MOST OF THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY.

        - SWATTED ABOUT 20 WASPS LOOKING FOR HOMES IN OUR AWNING.  I YELLED OUT , " YOU GOT 100'S OF ACRES OF WOODS AND YOU HAVE TO PICK THIS HOUSE FOR A HOME !! "

        - HAD A NICE BBQ OF A BURGER AND 2 DOGS WITH FRIED ONIONS , KETCHUP , AND MUSTARD.  I CAN'T REMEMBER SUCH A PERFECT DAY FOR WEATHER.

        - PICKED OUT STICKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SPINDLES ON THE DECK....FUN STUFF.

        - LEAF BLEW THE DECK SEVERAL TIMES.

        OK , THERE WAS OTHER STUFF I JUST FORGOT BUT NOW TO MY MAIN PROBLEM........SQUIRRELS IN OUR AWNING.  SINCE I TAKEN THE SQUIRRELS FOR A RIDE THERE HAS BEEN ZERO ACTIVITY. I AM THINKING  , " OKAY THIS IS GOOD. "  THAT WAS PHASE 1.  PHASE 2 IS TO REMOVE THE LEAVES THE SQUIRRELS PACKED IN THE AWNING AND AGAINST OUR RECESSED LIGHTING.  I WAS NERVOUS THIS COULD BE A FIRE HAZARD.  SO , I HAD TO REMOVE AWNING PIECES AND LET THE LEAVES DROP TO THE GROUND. THIS IS WHERE NATURE AND THE CIRCLE OF LIFE GOT STOP SIGNED BY ME.....AND I FELT BAD ABOUT IT...............REAL BAD.

        I SEND A PICTURE TO WHEELS. SHE RESPONDS WITH A TEXT , " ARE THEY BABIES ? "  SEMI-JOKINGLY WHEELS MENTIONS TO ME BEFORE I LEFT , " WHEN YOUR TAKING DOWN THE AWNING AND REMOVING THE LEAVES MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO BABY SQUIRRELS IN THERE ? "  WELL , ONE BY ONE AS I AM RAKING OUT THE LEAVES WITH A BROOM HANDLE 3 BABY SQUIRRELS DROP TO THE GROUND..........CRAP !!!!   THEY SQUEAK LIKE BABY BIRDS AND THIS IS NOT FUN. I RELOCATE ALL OF THEM TO A LARGE HEMLOCK TREE.  THEY ARE SQUEAKING PRETTY LOUDLY.......CRAP.

        I COULD OF TAKEN THEM FOR A LONG DRIVE BUT I FIGURED THE ADULT SQUIRRELS WERE LONG GONE.  THE ONLY HOPE WAS A FOSTER SQUIRREL. LATER IN THE DAY I SAW A LARGE STORK UNDER THE HEMLOCK. THIS WAS NOT GOOD.   LATER IN THE DAY WHEN I WALKED AROUND TO PICK UP TRASH AND I QUIETLY MOVED TO THE HEMLOCK TREE AND ONLY SAW ONE BABY SQUIRREL LEFT.  THE OTHERS EITHER CRAWLED INTO A HIDING SPOT OR THEY WERE LUNCH BY THE STORK.  EITHER SCENARIO DID NOT SIT WELL WITH ME.

        BACK TO WORK - BOTH AREAS I CLEAR OUT THE TONS OF LEAVES THE SQUIRRELS PACKED IN THE AWNING AND AROUND THE LIGHTS.  I WAS VERY NERVOUS ABOUT LEAVES STARTING A FIRE AND THE SQUIRRELS CHEWING ON THE WIRES WHICH COULD ALSO START A FIRE.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH DEBRIS FELL FROM THE AWNING. I REMOVED ABOUT 5 FEET FROM BOTH AREAS AND OLD FOOD , LEAVES , STICKS , AND ANYTHING TO DO WITH INSULATING CAME RAINING DOWN.  I MUST OF LEAF BLEW 10 TIMES.

        I MAKE-DO WITH PATCHING AS BEST AS I CAN.  IT LOOKS DECENT BUT I HAVE A FEELING NEXT TIME UP I WILL ORDER ONE 12 FOOT AWING SIDING AND RE-DO IT.  I HAD SUCH SMALL PIECES AND IT WAS PUT TOGETHER LIKE A PUZZLE.  IT LOOKS OKAY FOR NOW.  I ALSO SMEARED A HEALTHY DOSE OF HOT SAUCE ON THE PATCHED AREAS TOO.

        BETWEEN CLEANING AND ORGANIZING I PLAY SOME INTERNET SCRABBLE AND POKER. I ALSO DO EMAILS AND MAKE SOME PHONE CALLS.

        MISSED A DEADLINE BY 11 DAYS.....STORY OF MY LIFE.  I FOUND A WAY OF RETURNING OUR ACCOUNT OR " TIME SHARE " TO WYNDHAM HOTELS.  USUALLY THIS CAN COST UP TO $3,000 BUT WYNDHAM IS WILLING TO TAKE BACK THE ACCOUNT AND ALLOW US TO USE THE TIME SHARE FOR 3 MORE YEARS WITH NO MAINTENANCE FEES.  THIS IS A VERY GOOD DEAL.  I HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING THIS FOR YEARS AND THE SCENARIO ALWAYS ENDS UP WITH A REALTOR ATTORNEY AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.  I CALLED THEM ON 1 - 27 - 17 AND USED OUR POINTS TO PAY FOR 3 MONTHS OF MAINTENANCE FEES.  HEY WHY PAY CASH ? WELL , I WAS TOLD IT TAKES 10 TO 15 WEEKS TO RESOLVE THE TRANSFER.  WELL , IT WILL BE 3 MONTHS ON 4 - 27 - 17 AND STILL NO ACTIVITY FROM THEIR END. I FIGURE I CALL AND EXTEND OUR POINTS FOR FEES.  JUST ONE SNAG..........YOU CAN NOT TRANSFER POINTS AFTER MARCH 31ST.  YEP , MISSED IT BY 11 DAYS.

        WIND DOWN WITH SOME LIBATIONS AND THE PUP.  WE CHILL AS I SURF THE TV CHANNELS. 

        IN BED BY 10:30PM.  UP AT 5AM TO SHOWER. LET THE DAY BEGIN..........BLOW.

        WEDNESDAY       4 - 12 - 17

        A BEAUTIFUL MORNING AND I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  A RENTER TOLD ME HE IS ARRIVING AROUND 11AM.....WHICH ENDED UP 3PM. I DECIDE TO GET ON THE ROAD.  BY 8AM I WAS HEADING BACK HOME.

        MADE GOOD TIME WITH A LITTLE TRAFFIC AT A WORK AREA NEAR LANSDALE.  STILL , I WAS HOME BY 9:30AM. I LOVE THAT IT ONLY TAKES  88 MINUTES FROM DRIVEWAY TO DRIVEWAY.

        BACK HOME I UNLOAD AND RE-LOAD SEATS , TOOLS , AND SUCH.  THE PUPPY IS GLAD TO SEE WHEELS.....AND VICE VERSA.

        SINCE I SLEPT BAD AGAIN I TOOK SEVERAL NAPS DURING THE DAY.

        HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND BARTEND FOR THE NIGHT. I GOT A TON DONE AND IT WAS GOOD TO GET EVERYTHING UPDATED.

        MORE MOUNTAIN HOUSE STUFF :

        -- GET AN EMAIL FROM THE RENTER WHO JUST ARRIVED THAT THE KITCHEN SINK IS LEAKING UNDERNEATH. JESUS , I WAS THERE 5 DAYS AND NEVER SAW IT. 

        -- WELP , LOOKS LIKE I WILL RETURN TO THE MOUNTAIN AGAIN TO FIX THE LEAK. MAN, IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

        -- I WILL NEVER EVER DO THIS AGAIN........BOOK A RENTER WITHOUT TAKING A DEPOSIT.  NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN WILL I HOLD DATES. 

        -- APRIL 21ST WEEKEND -- WHEELS AND I ARE OFFERING 50% OFF.  YEP , $250 TO RENT OUR BEAUTIFUL HOME. SO IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE ABOUT $21 A DAY TO RENT OVER A WEEKEND.

        -- I WILL NEVER EVER BE NICE AND HOLD DATES WITHOUT A DEPOSIT.....NEVER EVER.  I HAD 3 DIFFERENT FAMILIES WANT THIS APRIL 21ST WEEKEND AND ALL OF THEM I TOLD WAS BOOKED.  NEVER EVER AGAIN WILL I HOLD DATES WITHOUT A DEPOSIT.

        OK , I HAVE ENGRAINED IN MY BRAIN THE ABOVE INFORMATION.

        DRIVE A " REGULAR " HOME FROM THE NAIL.

        BACK HOME WHEELS AND I WATCH " BATES MOTEL ". IT COSTS US $1.99 TO WATCH BECAUSE MONEY GRUBBING COMCAST CHARGES THEIR CUSTOMERS EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE THE CHANNEL.  THEY ONLY DO THIS WITH THE FIRST 2 EPISODES.  F'N MULTI BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY AND THEY CHARGE AGAIN.  SOME LITTLE FUCKING GEEK TOLD HIS BOSS, " HEY , WHY DON'T WE CHARGE THE CUSTOMER ON THE MOST VIEWED EPISODES LIKE THE FIRST ONE OR SEASON OPENER ? MAYBE EVEN THE 2ND EPISODE TOO ? "  SUCKING US DRY.

        OH , " BATES MOTEL " WAS EXCELLENT.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD........UNTIL THE DOG WOKE ME UP AT 5AM.

        THURSDAY        4 - 13 - 17

        SAINT ANTHONY JUST ROCKS.  MAN THIS GUY COMES UP BIG EVERY TIME.

        ACTUALLY SLEPT GOOD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME.  NOT EXACTLY SURE WHY BUT I SLEPT A SOLID 6 HOURS STRAIGHT.  MAN , WHATEVER I DID YESTERDAY I WILL DO TODAY.

        TRUMP WHO PREACHED HE HAS MORE TOLERANCE THAN HILARY CLINTON WHEN IT COMES TO WAR DROPPED THE LARGEST NON NUCLEAR BOMB EVER ON AFGHANISTAN.  HE IS QUICKLY BECOMING A MILITARY PRESIDENT.  I AM NOT SURE IF THIS IS GOOD OR BAD BUT I AM SURE MANY REDNECKS ARE YELLING " BOMB THE SHIT OUT OF THEM !! " I CAN'T SAY I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH THEM.  OH , THE BOMB WAS CALLED M.O.A.B. WHICH NICKNAMED " MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS. "  30 FEET LONG AND OVER 22,000 POUNDS.  THERE IS ALOT OF AFGHANS WITH HEADACHES RIGHT NOW.

          ( TECHNICALLY THE BOMB IS CALLED MASSIVE ORDINANCE AIR BLAST )

        SOCIAL MEDIA WORKS.  FOR THE 2ND TIME WE USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO RENT A PROPERTY.  THE FIRST TIME WE USED FACEBOOK AND LET A FAMILY USE OUR CONDO FOR FREE.  THIS TIME WE CUT THE PRICE IN HALF.  IN LESS THAN 4 HOURS 2 FAMILIES WERE INTERESTED. IN LESS THAN 4 HOURS A MOM DROVE TO OUR HOUSE TO PUT A DEPOSIT DOWN AND PAY IN FULL.

         MY BROTHER RENTS OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE EVERY YEAR ON THE SAME WEEKEND.  I FOUND OUT BY THE BOOKS THIS TIME WILL BE HIS 15TH YEAR RENTING FROM US.  I WILL ASK HIM , " YOU GOT ROOM IN YOUR TRUCK TO BRING UP CHAIRS ? "  YEP , THAT'S WHAT BROTHERS DO.

        TIME TO PUT THE TRICKLED CHARGED BATTERIES BACK IN THE MOTORCYCLES.  MY BIKE STARTS RIGHT UP AND RIDES PERFECT.  THE NEW BIKE I GOT HAD PROBLEMS STALLING SO I PURCHASED A NEW BATTERY.  UNFORTUNATELY , IT IS STILL STALLING WHEN RIDING.  IT JUST FEELS LIKE THE IDLE IS TOO LOW.  IT WAS NICE TO TAKE RIDES TODAY THOUGH.

        ELDEST BREAKS A PROMISE MADE TO ME LAST YEAR. " I WILL NEVER MISS ANOTHER CLASS AGAIN."  THIS PROMISE WAS BROKEN THIS WEEK AS HER BEST FRIENDS HAD OFF FROM SPRING BREAK IN HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEK.  ISN'T THAT AN AMAZING COINCIDENCE ? 

        ALLENTOWN TEACHER HAS SEX WITH A STUDENT.  WHAT DO THEY THINK OF DURING THIS RELATIONSHIP ?  OH MAN , I AM BANGING THIS HOT STUDENT AND THIS IS GOING TO GO ON FOREVER. NO ONE WILL EVER FIND OUT.  THE TEACHER SURRENDERED HIMSELF TO THE POLICE AND IS NOW IN JAIL HOLDING HIS DICK.

        U.P.S. DRIVER PULLS OVER , BANGS ON A DOOR , GETS PEOPLE OUT OF THE HOUSE , AND USES A NEIGHBORS GARDEN HOSE TO PUT OUT A LARGE PORCH FIRE.  THIS GUY WAS AMAZING.  MY ONLY QUESTION. WHY THE HELL DIDN'T NEIGHBORS HELP ?  THEY ALL WATCHED.

        TWO AIR FORCE MEN HOUSED A HOMELESS 15 YEAR OLD. THE GIRL RAN AWAY FROM HOME LAST MARCH. GUESS WHAT ? IN EXCHANGE FOR SEX SHE COULD STAY ON THE MILITARY BASE.  AGAIN , WHAT WERE THEY THINKING ?  BOTH MEN ARE IN JAIL AWAITING TRIAL AND ANAL PROBING.

        A GIRL GANG RANDOMLY JUMPS INNOCENT PEOPLE AND BEATS THE HELL OUT OF THEM.  THIS HAPPEN AT A CARNIVAL IN PHILLY.  WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE ?

        YOUNGEST MUST BE HAVING FUN IN FLORIDA.  HAVEN'T HEARD FROM THE KID IN 3 DAYS.

        THE LAST OF THE " MANNA GUTS " ARE OFFICIALLY GONE. MY PARENTS HAD A FAIR AMOUNT OF LEFT OVERS FROM EASTER DINNER LAST SUNDAY. THIS IS A GOOD THING AND NEVER HAPPENS IN OUR FAMILY. SO WE BROUGHT A WHOLE CASSEROLE DISH HOME.   I AM GLAD I DROVE ALL THE WAY HOME FROM THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR THIS DINNER.  MY PARENTS ARE SO OLD SCHOOL AND GET SO PISSED IF WE MISS IT.  EVEN WHEELS STRESSED TO ME TO COME HOME BECAUSE MY PARENTS WOULD BE PISSED OFF. SO I DID THE RIGHT THING. WHAT DID SUCK WAS DRIVING BACK THE VERY NEXT DAY. I DID BRING SOME " MANNA GUTS " WITH ME WHICH MADE IT ALITTLE MORE PLEASANT.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  I SPENT 30 MINUTES CRAWLING AROUND THE GROUND WITH A FLASHLIGHT LOOKING FOR A KEY A BARTENDER LOST.  THE BARTENDER ARRIVES AND I TOLD HER I SEARCHED AND I WILL GIVE HER UNTIL FRIDAY UNTIL I CHANGE THE LOCKS.  I ASKED HER TO LOOK OVER HER VEHICLE.  I THOUGHT OF MY MAN SAINT ANTHONY AND WITHIN 2 MINUTES THE KEY WAS FOUND BY THE SON.  THEY WERE GOING TO SEARCH THE CAR TOMORROW BUT I SUGGESTED NOW. I BOUGHT THE SON A BEER FOR FINDING IT.

        A STUDY SAYS RUNNING ADDS 3 YEARS TO YOUR LIFE.  I ASSUME RUNNING TO THE FRIDGE DOES NOT COUNT.

        2 FIRE FIGHTERS SWIM OUT TO A DOG IN A HALF FROZEN LAKE TO SAVE IT.  THAT IS VERY COOL.

        THE GUY DRAGGED FROM THE UNITED AIRLINE THAT IS GOING SUPER VIRAL.....WOW WHAT A LAWSUIT THIS IS GOING TO BE.  HE WAS A DOCTOR AND SUSTAINED A BROKEN NOSE , LOST TEETH , AND CONCUSSION.  THEIR FAMILY AND ATTORNEY HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE.  THIS WILL BE IN THE 100'S OF MILLIONS. 

        FAMILY MEMBER DROPS OFF A SAMPLE CHAIR FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE. IF WE LIKE IT HE HAS A TOTAL OF 8 OF THEM. THE CHAIR IS BRAND NEW LIKE ALL HIS STUFF.  OH , AND HE IS THROWING IN WINE GLASSES TOO.  THE CHAIRS ARE COMING FROM A BUILDING/OFFICE HE IS SELLING.  I AM HAPPY FOR HIM.  HE DOES NOT NEED TO BE A LAND LORD ANYMORE.

        WHEELS DID BRING A FRIEND TO THE OWNERS SUITE WHO WAS ATTENDING THE PHILLIES GAME LAST THURSDAY.  IN FACT 3 DIFFERENT SUITES.  THE FRIEND ENJOYED FOOD , BOOZE , AND SUITES FOR FREE.

        A BARTENDER FROM SMOKEY JOES STOPPED IN.  I TALKED WITH HER FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. OH MAN DOES THIS PLACE HAVE MEMORIES FOR ME. I SHOT ALOT OF POOL THERE AND FOUGHT 6 BOUNCERS ONE NIGHT.  WAIT , 6 BOUNCERS ?  I GOTTA HEAR THIS !! YEP IT TOOK 6 OF THEM TO ESCORT ME OUT. 

        LET ME TELL THE SHORT STORY -  HOW IT STARTED..........UPON LAST CALL AROUND 1:55AM THE BARTENDER SERVES ME A BEER.  I ASK HER , " IS THIS COOL ? " SHE SAYS YES AND STARTS HER CLOSING.  NOT 2 SECONDS LATER A DOORMAN WITH MAJOR ATTITUDE STARTS YELLING AT PEOPLE AT 1:56AM TO GET THE FUCK OUT.  NOW I JUST GOT MY BEER AND ASKED HIM POLITELY , " IS IT OKAY IF I FINISH MY BEER ? THE BARTENDER JUST SERVED ME AND SAID IT WAS COOL."  HE YELLS AT ME , " I SAID IT IS TIME TO GET THE FUCK OUT !! "  THIS WAS NOT A GOOD IDEA AND HE WILL BE FOREVER EMBARRASSED ON WHAT I DID TO HIM.  I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.  HE CONTINUES TO SCREAM AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS FOR PEOPLE TO GET THE FUCK OUT.  YEP , NOT MY KIND OF DOORMAN/BOUNCER.  HE RETURNS TO ME IN SECONDS AND GRABS MY ARM TO ESCORT ME OUT AND SAYS , " I TOLD YOU TO GET THE FUCK OUT. "  NOW IN MY DAY I WOULD FIGHT LIKE A WILD BANJEE. MY NICKNAME WAS " BULL DOG " AND LEARNING JUDO AND JU-JITSU FROM MY COUSIN FOR MANY YEARS ALSO HELPS IN CONFRONTATIONS. I REVERSE HIS GRIP ON ME AND SPIN HIM AROUND AND PICK HIM UP IN THE AIR. I REVERSE BEAR HUGGED HIM.  I HELD AND PROPPED HIM UP LIKE A RAG DOLL. 

        CONTINUED - I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS MOMENT. HIS BACK WAS TO ME AS I HELD HIM IN THE AIR.  HIS LEGS WERE FLAILING AND HE WAS SCREAMING AT ME TO LET HIM GO.  I SHOOK HIM HARD LIKE A DOG SHAKING WATER OFF ITS BACK.  I SAID TO HIM , " NOT SO FUCKING TOUGH NOW ARE WE ? " AGAIN I SHOOK HIM VIOLENTLY.  IT WAS ONLY SECONDS UNTIL I SEE ANOTHER BOUNCER FLY OVER THE BAR AT ME. I PUT THE GUY I WAS HOLDING IN THE AIR BETWEEN US.  IT WAS LIKE THE KEYSTONE COPS TRYING TO FREE HIM AS I KEPT SPINNING.  IT WAS PRETTY ENTERTAINING. BEFORE I KNEW IT 5 BOUNCERS WERE TRYING TO UNLOCK MY GRIP.  THEY COULD NOT DO IT AS I SPUN. ALL THE BOUNCERS CONTINUED TO FIGHT ME AND WE SHUFFLED TO THE FRONT DOOR LIKE A SCRUM IN RUGBY. THEY WERE ALL YELLING , " JUST LEAVE !! "  THE DOOR WAS ABOUT 20 FEET AWAY WITH ME STILL HOLDING THE FIRST BOUNCER IN THE AIR.  HE WAS SCREAMING AND BEGAN CRYING " GET HIM THE FUCK OFF OF ME !! "  HE CONTINUES TO CRY AND I FINALLY LET HIM DOWN AS I GET TO THE FRONT DOOR. HE RUNS TO THE BATHROOM WHILE  ALL 5 BOUNCERS ESCORT ME OUTSIDE.  ONE BOUNCER SAYS , " DUDE , THAT WAS FUCKING FUNNY."  ANOTHER BOUNCER SAYS , " WE HATE THAT GUY TOO."  I WALK AWAY AND REPLIED , " IF HE WAS JUST NICE. "  A THIRD BOUNCER SAYS , " I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT DONE BEFORE. "

        FRIDAY      4 - 14 - 17

        WELP , IN LESS THAN 100 DAYS A COUNTRY HAS SAID , " WE ARE READY TO GO TO WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES ".  TRUMP SUPPORTERS.................YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANT. WASN'T HIS FOREIGN POLICY MOTTO , " AMERICA FIRST ?"

        IN OTHER NEWS , APRIL THE GIRAFFE IS FINALLY CLOSE TO GIVING BIRTH.  YEP ,THERE ARE 2 FEET HANGING OUT HER ASS.  SURE HOPE THE BABY IS HEALTHY !

        THE POWER OF GOOGLE...........SO THE NEW MOTORCYCLE WAS RUNNING A LITTLE RAGGED AND STALLING.  I GOOGLED IT AND FOUND AN EASY FIX.....I THINK.  THERE IS A SCREW TO TURN CALLED A FUEL/AIR MIXTURE VALVE.  IT ADJUSTS THE IDLE.  WITH THE CHOKE " IN " THE BIKE WOULD STALL.  LEAVING THE CHOKE " OUT " AND THE BIKE RAN A LITTLE ROUGH.  I ADJUSTED THE VALVE AND IT SEEMS TO BE RUNNING FINE.  I TOOK IT FOR A RIDE AND TO THE NAIL.........ALL GOOD SO FAR.

        A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND I WORKED ON AND RODE BOTH MOTORCYCLES.

        SUPPOSE TO MEET ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE BUYER FOR MY OLD BIKE TOMORROW.  AGAIN....NOT HOLDING MY BREATH ON THIS.

        AMAZINGLY THE DOCUMENTS FOR OUR TIME SHARE ARRIVED VIA EMAIL JUST ONE DAY AFTER I CALLED THEM.  WHY IT TAKES 10-15 WEEKS TO SEND AN EMAIL I HAVE NO IDEA.  BUT WE ARE SUPER HAPPY TRANSFERRING IT BACK TO THE HOTEL AND THEY ARE ALLOWING US TO USE IT 3 MORE YEARS WITH NO COSTS.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR 6 BANDS.  I MET SOME OF THE BAND MEMBERS AND PROMOTER AND EVERYONE WAS VERY COOL.

        BACK HOME SOME FAMILY STOPS BY FOR DRINKS AND A GAME CALLED " CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY ".  THIS GAME CAN BE RATED R.

        PHILLIES SUCK US IN AGAIN AND CONTINUE LOSING STREAK.  ANOTHER PHILADELPHIA HEARTBREAK BY LOSING IN THE 10TH INNING AND WATCHING THE OTHER TEAM CELEBRATE.

        MAN THE STAR WARS PEOPLE ARE INTO IT.  A 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION WAS HELD AND 1000'S OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP ALL DRESSED AS THEIR AVORITE CHARACTER.  THEY WERE ELATED AND SURPRISED WHEN GEORGE LUCAS CAME OUT AND THAN INTRODUCED MARK HAMILL AND HARRISON FORD. OH MY GOD !!!!! THEY ALSO SHOWED A SNEAK PEEK OF STAR WARS 8TH CHAPTER MOVIE CALLED " THE LAST JEDI "......OH MY GOD !!!!

        SLEPT GOOD AGAIN. SO NOT SURE WHY.

        OH , SOMEONE STOLE OUR FUNNY FRAGRANCE BOTTLE IN THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM AT THE NAIL.  YEP , ONE THING I DON'T AGREE WITH IS STEALING.

        SATURDAY       4 - 15 - 17

        ALOT OF RUNNING.....ALL FOR NOTHING.

        FOUND THE GUY WHO RE-POSTED A FACEBOOK AD ABOUT OUR ELDEST.  THIS FAT GUY FELT IT WAS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO BERATE THE KID AND WHAT SHE POSTED.  I WILL NOT SHOW IT TO HER BECAUSE SOME OF THE COMMENTS WERE EXTREMELY VICIOUS.

        PHILLIES SHOW SOME FIGHT AND WIN A GAME AFTER LOSING 4 STRAIGHT.

        SOME FAMILY COMES INTO VISIT FOR 3 DAYS OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND.

        WHEELS AND I DO THE BOOKS FOR MARCH. SOME BIG BILLS CAME IN BUT THE NAIL STAYED IN THE BLACK.  IN THIS BIZ , IF YOU CAN PAY YOUR BILLS AND BE IN THE BLACK.....THAT IS A GOOD THING.

        THIS IS WHERE THE RUNNING CAME IN. THE BRIEF STORY : 

        IT STARTS WITH ME NOTICING 2 BULBS OUT ON THE MOTORCYCLE. MY FIRST THOUGHT IS THE BULBS ARE BURNT OUT.  NO BIG DEAL JUST REPLACE THEM.  WELL , THE HOUSING OR LANTERN THE BULBS SIT IN MAKE IT VERY TOUGH TO REMOVE THE BULB.  I EVENTUALLY DID THIS AND TOOK BOTH THE LANTERN AND BULB WITH ME.  THIS IS WHERE THE RUNNING STARTS :

        - TAKE A RIDE WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW TO " AUTO ZONE " ON TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD.  THIS PLACE ALWAYS HAS BAD SLOW SERVICE.  I RARELY GO IN HERE BECAUSE OF IT.  I WILL DRIVE TWICE AS FAR TO A PEPBOYS BEFORE GONG HERE BUT SINCE I WAS STOPPING AT MY PARENTS HOUSE THIS STORE WAS ONLY A MILE OR SO AWAY.  ANYWAY , 2 WORKERS AND 8 PEOPLE IN LINE.   3 WORKERS IN THE BACK TALKING.  NO ONE SAYS HELLO OR " BE WITH YOU IN A MINUTE "......JUST HORRIBLE SERVICE.  A LADY CUTS IN LINE BUT THE WORKER SEES IT AND ATTENDS TO ME FIRST. HE HAS NEVER SEEN THIS TYPE OF BULB EVER.  HE RECOMMENDS THE MOTORCYCLE SHOP ON WEST CHESTER PIKE.

        - TAKE A RIDE TO THE MOTORCYCLE SHOP WHERE I KNOW A MECHANIC. THE SALES REP IS EXTREMELY BUSY AND THERE ARE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE PLACE.  AGAIN , WE WAIT.  ONE SALES REP WHO WAS VERY COOL SAYS TO ME HE HAS NEVER SEEN A BULB LIKE THIS. HE IS COOL AND SAYS COME BACK ON MONDAY OR CALL HIM AND HE WILL TRY TO HUNT IT DOWN.

        - STOP AT MY PARENTS HOUSE TO DROP OFF A CASSEROLE DISH.  MOM GIVES ME AND MY BROTHER-IN-LAW A LARGE HALF OF A PRIMO TUNA HOAGIE.

        - OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  WE SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR HERE AND HOUSE THE HOAGIE.

        - NOT FINDING THIS BULB THAT LOOKS SO FAMILIAR IS REALLY BOTHERING ME.  I ASK MY BROTHER-IN-LAW IF WE CAN TAKE A RIDE TO A PEP BOYS.  HE IS COOL WITH IT AND WE ARRIVE AT THE PEP BOYS IN BROOMALL.  SAME THING.........THE REP SAYS HE HAS NEVER SEEN ANY BULB LIKE THIS EVER.

        - I SAY TO MY BROTHER-IN-LAW , " MAN I KNOW I HAVE SEEN THIS BLUB BEFORE. I WISH THERE WAS A HOME DEPOT AROUND. " HE REPLIES , " WE ARE NOW ON A MISSION. FIND A HOME DEPOT ".  I REPLY AS WE ARE LEAVING THE PARKING LOT , " ACTUALLY , THERE IS ONE 3 MILES AWAY."  WE DRIVE TO THE HOME DEPOT IN BROOMALL/HAVERTOWN. OH, MOST OF THE TIME WE TALK ABOUT BANDS AND CONCERTS WE ATTENDED.

        - AT THE DEPOT WE GO TO THE LIGHTING SECTION. I INSTANTLY FIND THE BULB AND THE LANTERN.  YEP , 3 MAJOR PARTS STORES ALL HAD NO IDEA THE BULB WAS VERY COMMON AND AT A LOCAL HOME DEPOT.....UNBELIEVABLE.

        BACK HOME I CHANGE THE BULBS OUT WITH SOME DIFFICULTIES........AND NOTHING HAPPENS. THEY STILL DON'T WORK.  JUST AS I AM THINKING OF CONTACTING A FRIEND WHO OWNED THE BIKE WHEELS WALKS OUT AND SAYS ," YOU SHOULD TEXT OR CALL R _ _ _ AND SEE WHAT HE SAYS."  THE TEXT WAS ALREADY ON ITS WAY. I GET A RESPONSE , " A FUSE BLEW AND THAT IS WHY THE LIGHTS DON'T WORK ".......CRAP.  WASTED ALL THAT TIME AND NOW I HAVE A NEW PROBLEM TO TACKLE.......WHERE THE HELL IS THE BURNT OUT FUSE ?  IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE THE LIGHTS ARE PRETTY COOL AND I WOULD LIKE TO ACTIVATE THEM.

        WHEELS AND I SLICE A LARGE TURKEY FOR LUNCHMEAT.  I SAY TO HER," I WONDER HOW MUCH MONEY THIS SLICER SAVED US OVER THE YEARS ? "  I BUY IT FOR $2 A POUND AND ACME OR GIANT SELL IT FOR $8 A POUND.

        WE ORDER ZESTO'S AND EAT OUT ON THE PATIO ON THIS BEAUTIFUL NIGHT. I EVEN SET-UP THE LARGE UMBRELLAS FOR TOMORROWS GET TOGETHER.

        A NEPHEW STOPS BY AND WE WATCH " SUICIDE SQUAD " AND SHOOT SOME POOL. OH , MARGOT ROBBIE AS  HARLEY QUINN SO MAKES THE MOVIE. ALSO WATCHED A LITTLE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.  SOME SKITS WERE GOOD.

        YOUNGEST IS BACK HOME FROM HER SPRING BREAK IN FLORIDA. THE KID AND 2 FRIENDS VISITED A FRIEND WHO MOVED TO FLORIDA LAST YEAR.  THE KID ARRIVED HOME CLOSE TO 1AM.  WE TALKED TO ONE OF THE MOMS FOR A LITTLE AND THAN OUR YOUNGEST. SEEMS LIKE THE KID HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME.

        OFF TO BED FOR I AM PRETTY TIRED. AGAIN , I SLEEP GOOD.  THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE ESPECIALLY 3 STRAIGHT NIGHTS.

        EASTER SUNDAY        4 - 16 - 17

        A GOOD FUN DAY OF FOOD , BOOZE , AND WEATHER.

        START MORNING OFF BY TAKING A RIDE TO THE NAIL. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW CAME WITH ME AGAIN.  WE CLEANED AND PREPPED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

        WE MEET ANOTHER BROTHER-IN-LAW AT HIS OFFICE HE IS SELLING.  THIS MEANS FURNITURE , CHAIRS , LARGE SECRETARY DESK , SHELVING UNIT , AND OTHER STUFF IS BEING MOVED OUT.  HE IS GIVING US BRAND NEW OFFICE CHAIRS FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  IF YOU HAVE A NEED FOR ANY THIS STUFF I CAN GET IT TO YOU FOR FREE.

        OH , ONE MORE THING..........THOSE MOTORCYCLE LANTERN LAMPS AND LIGHT BULBS I DROVE TO 4 STORES TO FINALLY FIND...............MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HAD A PACK OF 14 IN HIS BASEMENT. HE GAVE ME 2. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

        BACK HOME WHEELS PREPS FOR A EASTER DINNER BY CLEANING AND COOKING.

        I TAKE SEVERAL RIDES ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND TRY TO FIX THE LIGHT BAR TO NO AVAIL. I EVEN REGISTERED ON A HONDA VTX WEBSITE TO ASK A FELLOW RIDER WHO FIXED THE SAME PROBLEM I HAD.  I FINALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO LOG-IN AND EMAILED THE GUY FOR AN ANSWER.  OH , ONE MORE THING.........THE GUY'S LAST EMAIL ON  THIS SITE WAS 2009. I MAY BE WAITING ALITTLE BIT.

        THE GOOD THING WITH THE NEW BIKE.  VIA GOOGLE I NOW KNOW HOW TO TAKE THE SIDE COVERS OFF , WHERE THE FUSES ARE , WHERE THE MANUAL IS , AND WHERE THE TOOLS ARE FOR THE BIKE.

        SINCE TURNING UP THE IDLE THE NEW BIKE HAS BEEN RIDING MUCH NICER.

        FAMILY STARTS TO ARRIVE AND WE HAVE A WONDERFUL DINNER OUTSIDE. I GOT TO SEE MY NIECE AND QUESTIONED HER ABOUT LIFE , SCHOOL , AND MORE.  IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.  THE KID IS ADORABLE AND SHE SHOWED US PICTURES OF HER " DATE " TO A PROM.  WHAT BLEW ME AWAY WAS A DRESS SHE PICKED ONLINE AND SHE SHOWED US A PICTURE OF HER WEARING IT.  THE KID LOOKED 10 YEARS OLDER AND LIKE A MODEL........I DIDN'T LIKE IT.  MAN, THESE KIDS GROW UP SO FAST.

        CUTE STORY - HOW MY NIECE ASKED HER DATE TO THE PROM.  AT A DINER , SHE ASKED THE WAITRESS TO MAKE THE PANCAKES INTO THE WORDS " PROM? ".  IT WORKED PERFECTLY WHEN THE WAITRESS RETURNED AND PLACED THE PANCAKES IN FRONT OF HIM.

        TO WHEELS - I DO NOT WANT YOU CLEANING DISHES FOR 45 MINUTES WHILE YOUR FAMILY IS TELLING STORIES AND I AM GRILLING THE KIDS WITH QUESTIONS.  IF IT IS MY FAMILY......CLEAN AWAY.

        I DID ENJOY TALKING OUTSIDE WITH FAMILY FOR A LONG TIME.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND WATCH AN EXCELLENT EPISODE OF " HOMELAND ".

        WE ALSO WATCH A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES....MAN THEY HAD A SHIT LOAD OF MEMORABLE SONGS.  WE ALSO FLIP FLOP WITH THE TV GAME SHOW " MATCH GAME " HOSTED BY ALEC BALDWIN.  IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY AND MARTHA STEWART COULD BE THE STUPIDEST PERSON ON THE PLANET.

        PHILLIES CRUSH OUR HEARTS AGAIN.  COME BACK FROM A 3 - 1 DEFICIT TO TAKE A 9TH INNING LEAD OF 4 - 3. NOW , IT IS THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH WITH 2 OUTS AND RUNNERS ON 1ST AND 2ND.  THE BEST BATTER IN BASEBALL IS UP......BRICE HARPER.  THE COACH HAS A MEETING AT THE MOUND BEFORE HE BATS.  I ASSUME HE TELLS HIS PITCHER , " LOOK , HE IS THE BEST BATTER IN THE M.L.B.  HE ALREADY SLAMMED A HOMERUN EARLIER AND MADE US LOOK LIKE ASSHOLES. SO , TECHNICALLY WE HAVE 3RD BASE OPEN , LET'S NOT GIVE HIM ANYTHING GOOD TO HIT............KEEP AWAY FROM HIM BY PITCHING OUTSIDE PITCHES.  WE CAN ALWAYS GET THE NEXT BETTER. "

        HARPER SMOKED A 3 - 2 FASTBALL RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE PLATE FOR A WALK-OFF 3 RUN HOME RUN.  ANOTHER CRUSHING BITTER HEARTBREAKING DEVASTATING LOSS FOR PHILLY FANS...........AGAIN.

        ON A TRAVEL VACATION WEBSITE I WRITE ON OUR PAGE " DO NOT PUT ANY DEPOSITS DOWN OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION UNTIL WE TALK VIA EMAIL."  THIS IS WRITTEN ON EVERY PAGE , EVERY PICTURE , EVERY DETAIL , AND EVERY LINE ON THE PAGE.  SO , WHAT DOES A PERSON DO ?.........GIVES CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.  MAN PEOPLE SOMETIMES.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I DID NOT SLEEP AS WELL AS THE LAST 3 NIGHTS......BLOW.

        MONDAY     4 - 17 - 17

        SLEPT DECENT AND STARTED MY DAY BY LOADING THE VAN WITH OFFICE CHAIRS , DECK CHAIRS , TOOLS , AND THE PUP. 

        MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND I TAKE A RIDE TO HIS HOME.  WE MADE GOOD TIME.

        ARRIVING AT OUR HOUSE I UNLOAD ALL THE CHAIRS. I ALSO LOAD OLD CHAIRS IN MY VAN.  I SPEND ABOUT 2 HOURS SETTLING IN AND DOING LITTLE PROJECTS.

        I LIKE THEIR COMMERCIALS AND NOW I LIKE THEIR PRODUCT......BUSH'S COUNTRY STYLE BAKED BEANS.  I MIXED IN SOME SMALL CHUNKS OF EASTER HAM ALONG WITH ROASTED SLICED HOTDOGS. I MADE ENOUGH FOR 2 NICE MEALS.

        OUTSIDE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY AND IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL I TRAPPED SQUIRREL NUMBER 1.  I HAVE A VERY AFFECTIVE WAY OF ATTRACTING THEM.  I USE A COFFEE FILTER.  YEP , SMEAR HALF OF IT WITH PEANUT BUTTER AND THE OTHER HALF BEND UP.  WHEN THE WINDS BLOWS IT LOOKS LIKE A SAIL BOAT OR FLAG FLUTTERING.  BASICALLY IT ATTRACTS ATTENTION.

        2ND SQUIRREL ESCAPED THE TRAP BECAUSE OF A MALFUNCTION.  THAT WAS ONE LUCKY RODENT.

        WALKED THE DOG AROUND THE HOUSE AND PICKED UP ALOT OF TRASH.  I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE PEOPLE LITTER LIKE IT IS NOTHING.

        I BELIEVE THE AWNING HAS NO ACTIVITY FROM OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS.  THOUGH WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED A PIECE WAS BENT DOWN.  THIS COULD OF BEEN THE WIND , PEOPLE , OR A SQUIRREL.  EITHER WAY ,  THIS MADE ME SUSPICIOUS SO I SECURED IT AND WILL KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON IT.

        I ALSO BROUGHT UP 2ND FLOOR DECK CHAIRS.  THEY WILL REPLACE THE OLDER AND FLIMSY ONES THERE NOW.  I THREW THEM DOWN ONTO THE GROUND AND THEY SMASHED INTO A 100 PIECES.  I GUESS I SHOULDN'T OF DONE THAT BECAUSE NOW I HAVE TO PICK THEM UP.

        SETTLE IN DOING SOME COMPUTER STUFF , PLAYING SOME GAMES , COMPLETING SOME SMALL PROJECTS , AND WATCHING CNN FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

        SOME PSYCHO BLAMING HIS GIRLFRIEND SHOOTS A FATHER OF 10 CHILDREN.  HE IS CALLED THE FACEBOOK KILLER AND THERE WAS A REPORT HE WAS IN OUR AREA.  HIS NAME IS STEVE STEPHENS FROM CLEVELAND AND POSTED A VIDEO OF THE UNGODFUL ACT.  I NEVER UNDERSTAND THESE ROGUE KILLERS PICKING OUT INNOCENT PEOPLE. IF YOU HATE YOUR LIFE THE FIRST PERSON YOU SHOULD KILL IS YOURSELF.  THE HORRIFYING VIDEO THIS GUY POSTED WHEN KILLING THIS GOOD OLD MAN IS VIOLENT AND DEPRESSING. THIS MURDERER SHOULD BE TORTURED.

        ANOTHER TOUGH GUY POSTED A VIDEO ABOUT KILLING TRUMP AND INNOCENT PEOPLE.  HE WAS CAUGHT AND PUT IN PRISON. I BET YOU HE IS NOT SO TOUGH NOW.

        WATCHED HOCKEY AND BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS.  IT IS SO DEPRESSING NOT ONE PHILLY TEAM WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR IN ANY SPORT.

        I FROZE A MUG AND HAD A COUPLE OF NIGHTCAPS WITH BEER AND SOME BRANDY.  IT WAS A NICE WAY TO END THE NIGHT.  BY 11PM I COULD NOT STAY AWAKE.

        ( FOR TUESDAY ) - UP AT 1:30AM , THAN 3:30AM. I WALKED THE DOG , GAVE HER A TREAT , AND WROTE THIS WEBSITE ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF.  IT IS NOW 5:30AM AND I WILL RE-ATTEMPT TO GET SOME SLEEP.

        TUESDAY      4 - 18 - 17

        MIMOSA ANYONE ?...............................

        3RD TIME HERE IN LESS THAN 10 DAYS. I DID NOT HAVE THE MOTIVATION TO COME UP A 3RD TIME BUT NOW I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE.  GOOD CHANCE THE NAIL WILL BE CLOSED TONIGHT......AGAIN.

        NEW - " PHANTOM OPEN MIC HOSTED BY THE NAIL GHOST " - YES , SINCE WE LOST BOTH ARE HOSTS WE ARE GONG TO LET THE GHOST HOST.  ANYONE WHO PERFORMS ONE OR MORE SONGS , POETRY , OR ANY FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT THAN ONE BEER IS FREE.....ON THE GHOST.

        SOME GREAT NEWS - THAT FUCKING DICKBAG WHO SHOT THAT INNOCENT ELDERLY MAN OF 10 CHILDREN DECIDED TO STOP FOR SOME MCDONALDS FRENCH FRIES.  THE WORKERS RECOGNIZED HIM AND CALLED POLICE.  AFTER A SHORT CHASE THE GUY PULLED OVER AND PUT A BULLET IN HIS FAT FUCKING HEAD.  I HAVE ZERO PITY FOR HIM.  10 CHILDREN NOW DON'T HAVE A GOOD FATHER BECAUSE THIS GUY WOULDN'T PAY HIS BILLS AND MAKE HIS GIRLFRIEND HAPPY.

        PATRIOTS TIGHT END AARON HERNANDEZ WILL BE OUT THE REST OF THE 2017 SEASON AND FOREVER. HE DECIDED TO HANG IT UP.

        IT IS JUST SO FRIGGIN' BEAUTIFUL HERE.  HERE IS THE FUN STUFF I DID :

        - 2 MORE SQUIRRELS GET RELOCATED. I DROVE THEM 3+ MILES AWAY.  I TELL WHEELS THIS AND SHE SAYS , " DO YOU THINK THEY'LL COME BACK ? " I REPLY , " JESUS , THEY ARE 6 INCHES OFF THE GROUND.  3 MILES TO THEM BE LIKE 300 MILES."  WHEELS MAKES ME LAUGH OUT LOUD AND REPLIES , " I THINK THEY CAN RETURN. WHAT ELSE THEY GOT TO DO ? "

        - INSTALL A NEW KITCHEN FAUCET.  THIS WAS VERY NEEDED.  I GOT SUPER LUCKY THAT THE MAIN HOT & COLD WATER LINES FIT THROUGH THE MANUFACTURED SINK'S HOLE.  I DID INSTALL IT BACKWARDS WHICH KINDA SUCKED.  I REMOVED ALL PLASTIC DRAINS FROM UNDERNEATH SO MY FATNESS COULD SLIDE IN SIDEWAYS AND FASTEN ALL THE PLUMBING EASIER. I ALSO CLEANED AND ORGANIZED EVERYTHING UNDER THE SINK.

        - NEVER REALLY DID THIS BEFORE.......SELF CLEAN AN OVEN.  I WAS THINKING OF SPRAYING THE OVEN WITH EASY-OFF OVEN CLEANER BUT GOOGLE REVIEWS SAY NOT TO.  SO WHAT ACTUALLY DOES THE " SELF CLEANING " MODE DO ? YOU DON'T SPRAY OR PRE-CLEAN ANYTHING IN IT SO HOW DOES THAT BAKED ON CRAP IN THE OVEN GET REMOVED ? IT IS SIMPLE - IT SIMPLY BAKES THE BEJESUS OUT OF EVERYTHING IN THE OVEN FOR 4 HOURS. THE DOORS LOCK FOR SAFETY.  AFTER THE INTENSE " BAKE " ALL STAINS TURNED TO ASHE.  YOU SIMPLY WIPE IT CLEAN AFTER IT COOLS.

        - THE DOUBLE OVEN ONLY SELF CLEANED THE TOP PART. I DECIDE TO SPRAY THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE BOTTOM OVEN WITH EASY OFF , LET IT SIT FOR 2 HOURS AND THAN CLEAN IT.  BOTH OVENS LOOK EXCELLENT NOW. BY THE WAY , THE ELECTRIC METER WAS FLYING DURING THE 4 HOUR SELF-CLEAN. 

        - PICKED UP A SHIT LOAD OF TRASH.  OVER THE DAY AND TAKING THE PUP WITH ME EACH TIME I CONCENTRATED ON 3 AREAS.  FIRST - AROUND OUR HOUSE. SECOND - AROUND THE LAKE. THIRD - IN THE LAKE. I HAVE NEVER PICKED UP SO MANY CAPS , CIG BUTTS , AND PAPER IN MY LIFE.

        - WAIT ?......DID I WRITE " IN " THE LAKE ?  YES , WITH THE PUP WATCHING I WADED IN THE WATER.  I HAD SHORTS ON ALONG WITH FLIPS FLOPS. I PLACED MY GLASSES , FLIP FLOPS , AND CELL PHONE ON A ROCK AND ENTERED THE WATER. I MADE A LONG LACROSSE STYLE STICK BY USING A BRANCH AND WRAPPING FISHING WIRE AROUND THE ONE END.  I SLOWLY CREPT IN THE CHILLY WATER AND BEGAN RETRIEVING CANS AND BOTTLES FLOATING.  EACH TIME I GRABBED ONE I THROW IT INTO A PILE ON LAND.  I SCOOPED UP AROUND 15 BOTTLES AND CANS.  IT WAS BOTHERING ME WHEN WALKING AROUND THIS BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY AND YOU SEE LITTER IN THE WATER.  SOMEONE HAD TO DO IT I GUESS.

        - CLEANED OUT THE WOOD STOVE OF ALL ASHES.

        - BURNT STICKS RIGHT OFF THE DECK STEPS.  AGAIN WHY WOULD PEOPLE JUST THROW IT RIGHT THERE WHEN AN ASHCAN IS 20 FEET AWAY ?  I PILED ALL AND PLACED THEM NEXT TO THE METAL ASHCAN.

        - REPLACED A BATHROOM BULB WITH A SMALL FLOOD LIGHT.  THE RECESSED CANISTER HAS A HEAT SENSOR ON IT.  IT IS ALITTLE ANNOYING WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OFF AFTER 5 MINUTES.  THE FLOOD LIGHT LASTS ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEFORE SHUTTING OFF.

        - RAKED OUT THE HORSESHOE PITS WITH A LARGE CANOE PADDLE. YEP.....DIDN'T HAVE A RAKE.

        - SECURED AN OUTSIDE PANEL DOOR FOR OUR CABLE BOX.

        - ORGANIZE ALMOST EVERYTHING CABINET I SEE.

        - LEAF BLOW DECK.  LAST RENTER USED A PELLET GUN.  I PICKED UP ABOUT 50 TINY PELLETS AND LEAF BLEW ANOTHER 50.

        - FLY SWATTED ABOUT 20 WASPS. THEY WON'T BE COMING BACK.

        - CLEANED AND WHACKED CLEAN 2 WELCOME MATS.

        - SCOTCHED TAPED SOME FALLING THERMOSTAT SIGNS.

        - INSTALLED BATTERIES ON 2 TV REMOTES.  LAST RENTERS OR BEFORE THEM TOOK OUT THE BATTERIES AND NEVER REPLACED THEM.

        - NEW WINDOWS LOOK ABSOLUTELY AWESOME.  I DECIDED TO KEEP THEM LOOKING GOOD SO I WIPED DOWN THE SILLS OF EVERY ONE OF THEM.

        - AFTER GIVING A SQUIRREL A RIDE I STOPPED AT A GAS STATION TO FILL UP MY VAN.

        - TOOK A PICTURE AND POSTED ON FACEBOOK OF A BADASS WOODPECKER CALLED A " PILEATER WOODPECKER. " GOT A ALOT OF COMMENTS AND LIKES OF THIS BAD ASS BIRD.

        - CLEANED OUT THE DRYER LINT TRAP.  IT ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE A PIECE OF CARPET PADDING.

        - CLEANED OUT A BAGLESS VACUUM CONTAINER.  IT LOOKED LIKE A LARGE BEEHIVE.  MAN , DOES ANYONE EVER CLEAN ANYTHING?

        - TESTED AN EXTENSION LADDER BY EXTENDING IT IN THE MAIN ROOM AND ACCESSING OUR ATTIC SPACE.  I STORED IT UNDERNEATH THE HOUSE.  IT WILL BE NICE NOT HAVING TO BRING A LADDER UP ANYMORE.

        CHECKED UNDER BEDS AND BEHIND FURNITURE....YEP , FOUND MORE TRASH.

         THERE ARE ALOT MORE THINGS BUT I JUST CAN'T REMEMBER THEM.  THE HOUSE LOOKS AWESOME AND IT BE NICE TO ENJOY IT JUST ONE NIGHT WITHOUT DOING ANY WORK.

        WATCHED OUR PHILLIES WIN A SOLID GAME. THE METS ALWAYS BEAT US SO IT WAS NICE TO SEE.  IT'S ASHAME THE PHILLIES COULD HAVE A BETTER RECORD IF THE BULLPEN DIDN'T BLOW.

        WATCHED SOME NHL AND NBA PLAYOFF GAMES.

         WATCHED " DEADLIEST CATCH " SEASON OPENER AND OF COURSE.....HOGAN'S HEROES.

        MADE SOME WONDERFUL LIME/ORANGE VODKA MIMOSAS.  I SLOWLY WIND DOWN THE NIGHT CHANNEL SURFING , WATCHING THE AWNING FR SQUIRRELS , AND USING THE COMPUTER.

        HEAD TO BED TIRED FROM A LONG DAY. UNFORTUNATELY , I DID NOT SLEEP WELL.........AGAIN.

        WEDNESDAY     4 - 19 - 17

        DECIDED TO STAY ANOTHER DAY HERE.  IT IS TOO DAMN PEACEFUL.  NOW , DO I STAY ONE MORE DAY ?

        GOT TO ADMIT BEING HERE 9 DAYS OUT OF 2 WEEKS IS KINDA COOL.

        I WON'T GET INTO MY LIST BUT TRAPPING 3 MORE SQUIRRELS WAS ON IT.  I POSTED SOME SLIGHTLY ENTERTAINING PICTURES ON FACEBOOK.

        METS DID IT ONE GAME AND SO DID THE PHILLIES AND IT COST THEM A WIN TOO.  PITCHER AND 3RD BASEMAN BOTH CALL FOR A POP UP FLY............AND COLLIDE.  HOW THE HELL DO YOU DO THIS AT A MAJOR LEAGUE LEVEL ?  I KNOW BY EXPERIENCE , FROM 8 YEARS OLD , YOU SCREAM ALL BLOODY HELL , " I GOT IT !! I GOT IT !! I GOT IT !! "..........AND ANOTHER CRUSHING LOSS.

        STILL PICKING UP TRASH......JUST SHAKING MY HEAD.

        AGAIN , THIS TIME IN 3'S.  THREE PEOPLE CONTACTED ME ABOUT MY MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE.  TWO BY TEXT AND ONE BY EMAIL.  ALL THREE WERE ON MONDAY.  I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM ANY OF THEM.

        I HAVE LOST COUNT ON HOW MANY SQUIRRELS I HAVE RELOCATED BUT THIS MORNING I WOKE UP AND SAW 2 RUNNING ABOUT RIGHT OFF OUR FRONT DECK.  APPARENTLY SQUIRRELS CAN RETURN TO THEIR HOME AS FAR AS 10 MILES AWAY.  JESUS .......DO THEY USE GPS  ?

        THE GOOD THING IS THERE HAS BEEN ZERO ACTIVITY UNDER OUR AWNING FOR THE LAST 4 DAYS SINCE I REMOVED THE SQUIRRELS.

        BILL O'REILLY FIRED.  I HAVE NO ISSUES WITH THIS.  SEEMED LIKE A WEASEL. SUCKS WHEN THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT AKA BEING " IN THE NEWS ".  HE PROBABLY DOESN'T LIKE WHEN PEOPLE SAY HURTFUL THINGS AGAINST HIM.  HEY BILL.........JOIN THE PARTY.

        MADE A WONDERFUL PENNE PASTA WITH ASPARAGUS , SLICED BABY CARROTS , MILD PROVOLONE AND A MIXED PEPPER CONCOCTION.  GOT TO ADMIT IT WAS PRETTY DAMN GOOD. 

        I TRY TO WALK THE PUP AS MUCH AS I CAN.  I LIKE WHEN SHE JUST STARTS BEING PLAYFUL.  THE GAME WE PLAY IS SHE RUNS BY ME AT FULL SPEED AND IF I CAN SMACK HER ASS I WIN. IF I MISS HER ASS........SHE WINS. I PLAY THIS GAME WITH WHEELS ALL THE TIME.

        WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING TV.  I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF " MONK "......MAN I MISS THIS SHOW.

        ALSO WATCHED HOCKEY & BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS ALONG WITH THE 1ST EVER EPISODE OF " HOGAN'S HEROES......IT WAS ACTUALLY IN BLACK AND WHITE.

        HAD A DREAM I COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND SEE WHO MURDERED BOB CRANE OF " HOGAN HEROES ". I DREAMT IT WAS A PISSED OFF GIRL FRIEND AND HOGAN WAS MARRIED AT THE TIME. I ALSO WENT BACK IN TIME TO GET THE DICKHEAD WHO ROBBED THE NAIL.  I HAD A BAT AND SINCE I KNEW THE EXACT SECOND THE DICKHEAD WAS RUNNING OUT THE BACK DOOR I SWUNG AS HARD AS I COULD ACROSS HIS KNEES.  HE WENT DOWN LIKE A BAG OF BRICKS.  I CONTINUED TO BEAT ON HIM UNTIL HIS HOODIE CAME OFF.  I DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM.

        AT A LOCAL COLLEGE I HEAR DON RICKLES WILL BE DOING A FREE ROOFTOP PERFORMANCE. THE WORD QUICKLY SPREADS AND STUDENTS ARE FLOCKING TO ELEVATORS TO GET UP TO THE ROOF.  THE WAIT IS SUPER LONG AND I TRY THE STEPS.  UNFORTUNATELY , THERE IS A SIGN THAT THE STEPS DO NOT GO ALL THE WAY TO THE ROOF.  I AM FREAKING OUT AND HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET TO THE ROOF.  I SEE A SMALL FREIGHT ONLY GLASS ELEVATOR THAT IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.  I CLIMB IN AND HIT THE BUTTON THAT SAYS " ROOF ".  IT HAS TAKEN ME VERY LONG TO GET HERE BUT FINALLY I AM GOING UP TO THE ROOF TO SEE DON RICKLES.  THE BUILDING IS 9 FLOORS HIGH AND AS I RISE IN THIS TIGHT GLASS TUBE OF AN ELEVATOR I FEEL CLAUSTROPHOBIC AND A LITTLE SCARED FROM THE HEIGHT AS I KEEP RISING.  I MAKE IT TO THE TOP AND THE DOORS OPEN. I HEAD OUTSIDE RIGHT ONTO THE ROOF AND EVERYONE IS GONE.  THE SHORT SHOW OF 30 MINUTES WAS ALREADY PERFORMED.....................dream ends.

        THURSDAY         4 - 20 - 17

        SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO ?

        DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST SO I STARTED MY MORNING AROUND 6AM.   I BEGAN CLEANING AND PREPPING FOR THE NEXT RENTER. I NEVER REALIZED HOW MUCH WASHING DISHES SUCKS.  I STARTED PUTTING ALL TOOLS BACK IN MY VAN AND BEGAN VACUUMING.   IT IS A BEAUTIFUL MORNING SO I PAUSED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND WALKED THE PUP OFF OUR DECK BY THE LAKE.  SO DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE. I DID PICK UP MORE TRASH. I COULD VISIT THIS MOUNTAIN HOUSE EVERY WEEKEND.....IT'S THAT DAMN BEAUTIFUL.

        NO ACTIVITY UNDER OUR AWNING BUT I DID SEE SEVERAL SQUIRRELS OFF THE FRONT DECK AGAIN. SINCE THEY ARE NOT USING OUR AWNING AS THEIR HOME I WILL LEAVE THEM ALONE.

        EVERYTHING LOADED INCLUDING OLD DINING ROOM CHAIRS. THE NEW CHAIRS LOOK EXCELLENT.  I MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME.  I LEFT AT 9:30AM AND GOT HOME BY 10:50AM.  I DID HIT 2 TRAFFIC SLOW DOWNS.  ONE WAS CONSTRUCTION AND ONE WAS ON THE BLUE ROUTE NEAR VILLANOVA WHERE 2 CARS CRASHED.  A CAR  WAS UPSIDE DOWN AND IT DID NOT LOOK GOOD.  NO POLICE OR FIREMEN WHERE THERE YET SO IT PROBABLY HAPPENED JUST 5 MINUTES BEFORE I ARRIVED.

        NOW HOME AND THE PROCESS BEGINS................UNLOAD A SHITLOAD OF STUFF , PUT AWAY A SHITLOAD OF STUFF , AND SETTLE IN.  I DID NOTICE A RADIATOR ODOR WHEN DRIVING AND AGAIN WHEN I RETURNED FROM THE NAIL. I THINK PUSHING THIS OLD VAN 3 TIMES IN 2 WEEKS TO DRIVE TO THE POCONOS WAS TOO MUCH.

        KITCHEN TV HAS BEEN PIXILATING FOR THE LAST WEEK.  AFTER 3 FAILED ATTEMPTS OF RE-ARRANGING CABLE WIRES TO MAKE THE KITCHEN TV SIGNAL STRONGER I DECIDED TO USE A BOOSTER THAT OUR LAST CABLE TECH SAID WE DIDN'T NEED.  IT WORKED PERFECTLY. OH , SO GLAD I LABELED EACH CABLE WIRE. IT MADE IT SOOOOO MUCH EASIER.

        DRAGGING A LARGE FLIMSY MATTRESS UP 2 FLIGHTS OF STEPS.  JUST SHORT OF GETTING A STROKE I GOT IN THERE.

        DUPLICATED COPIES OF OUR CONDO FLYERS FOR THE NAIL.

        MET WHEELS AT OUR BANK WHERE THEY NOTARIZED SOME DOCUMENTS FOR US.  DO YOU KNOW BANKS DO THIS FOR FREE ?.......IF YOU ARE A CUSTOMER.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AND CLEAN FOR THE NIGHT.  OF COURSE I RUN INTO A PROBLEM.  I LET THE BANDS THIS PAST WEEKEND USE THEIR OWN P.A. SYSTEMS. THEY ASKED IF THEY COULD MOVE OUR MIXING BOARD FOR SPACE.  ACTUALLY ONE BAND MEMBER NEATLY LABELED OUR MONITOR INPUTS BUT UNFORTUNATELY I COULD NOT GET ALL 4 MONITORS TO WORK TONIGHT.  MAN , IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

        TIZ THE SEASON.  EVERY 5 YEARS I ORDER NEW NAIL SHIRTS.  IF YOU LIKE ONE WITH YOUR PERSONAL NAME ON IT THE COST SHOULD BE ABOUT $10.

        WHEELS WALKS WITH 2 FRIENDS AND PICKS UP ELDEST AT COLLEGE.

         I STOP AT MY PARENTS FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND PICK UP SOME CLOTHES MY COUSIN GAVE US.

        HOME BY 9PM I SETTLE IN WITH SOME LIBATIONS.  DAMN BRANDY GAVE ME ANOTHER SUGAR HEADACHE.  WHEN WILL I LEARN.  ANYWAY , WATCHED SPORTS AND SOME OTHER SH0WS.

        PHILLIES BEAT THE METS IN A SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR HISTORY OF BEING A FRANCHISE. ( THAT STATEMENT MAY HAVE TO BE FACT CHECKED )

        OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT GOOD BUT WOKE UP WITH A BRANDY MIGRAINE.

        FRIDAY      4 - 21 - 17

        LEGEND..............EVERYONE LOVES HER.

        HOME FOR ONE DAY AND OFF AGAIN.......THIS TIME A LARGE ITALIAN FAMILY RE-UNION.  MY LIVER HURTS.

        RAN HARD THIS MORNING AND HAD TO PUSH OFF A SIDE JOB UNTIL MONDAY.  THERE WAS JUST NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY.

        OFF TO THE BANK , ACME , U.P.S. STORE , AND THE NAIL.  THE RAIN BROKE SO IT WAS TIME TO MOVE.  BACK HOME BY 1PM I MADE A LAST MINUTE DECISION.  CUT THE LAWN............I COULD NOT ALLOW THE GRASS TO GROW 4 MORE DAYS , IT WAS JUST TOO HIGH NOW.

        CUT THE LAWN ON MY RIDING MOWER AND THE GRASS IS WET.  I DECIDE NOT TO LEAF BLOW OR USE THE WALKING MOWER TO DO THE EDGES.

        LOAD UP AND WHEELS & I HEAD TO OUR DESTINATION.........ITALIANVILLE.  WE LEAVE A LITTLE TOO LATE AND HIT SOME TRAFFIC BUT FOR THE MOST PART WE MADE GOOD TIME.  I ENJOY HANGING WITH WHEELS ,TALKING , AND DISCUSSING BUSINESS. IT WAS A NICE RIDE OF TALKING , TEXTING , AND CALLING FAMILY.

        WE STOP AT A LIQUOR STORE/ BAR.  IT WAS KINDA DEPRESSING WITH ABOUT 12 MALE PATRONS ALL DRINKIGN AND QUIET BUT THE BARTENDERS WERE VERY POLITE.  I REALLY WANTED TO STOP AT A PLACE CALLED CIRCLE LIQUOR.  THE FUNNY THING.......WE PULL OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY OF THE BAR WE PURCHASED SMALL BOTTLES OF BRANDY BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE HALF GALLONS.  WE MOVE THE CAR 60 FEET PAST THEIR BUILDING AND THERE IS CIRCLE LIQUOR WHICH IS A CITY BLOCK LONG.

        WE ARRIVE AT A HUGE 16 BEDROOM DOUBLE HOME.  IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND RIGHT ON THE OCEAN.  FAMILY STARTS TO ARRIVE AND THE BOOZE STARTS FLOWING.   MY COUSIN MADE OUTSTANDING SHREDDED PORK SANDWICHES WITH BROCCOLI RABE , ROASTED PEPPERS , AND MORE.  THEY HAVE ENOUGH FOOD AND BOOZE HERE TO FEED AN ARMY.

        I WAS PROUD OF MYSELF FOR I ONLY HAD ONE SHOT OF BLACKBERRY BRANDY ALL NIGHT.  NOW , THE 10 BEERS AND 10 SHOTS OF CROWN MAY HAVE NOT HELPED TOO MUCH.

        OUR ROOM IS HUGE WITH CRAZY ANGLED VAULTED CEILINGS ALONG WITH OUR OWN BIG BATHROOM.  WE SETTLE IN AND BEGIN TO GREET AND HANG OUT WITH FAMILY ARRIVING.  THE LAUGHTER AND BOOZE IS UNBELIEVABLE.

        THE " LEGEND " OF WHEELS.  I TRY TO PACE MYSELF SINCE WE STARTED BOOZING AT 3PM.  BY 7PM I STOPPED DRINKING ALCOHOL AND CHANGED OVER TO WATER FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS.  NOT WHEELS........LEGEND. SHE CONTINUES AND AT ONE PONT SHE IS DANCING AND SINGING WITH MY COUSIN.....IT WAS HILARIOUS.

        THE LAUGHS CONTINUED TO ROLL INTO THE NIGHT AND SOME OTHER STIMULANTS TOO.  BY MIDNIGHT A SPREAD OF FRESH ITALIAN SOUTH PHILLY BREAD WAS BEING LAID OUT ALONG WITH ROASTED AND RED PEPPERS IN OIL.......OH......MY.......GOD.

        I DO NOT REMEMBER GOING TO BED BUT I KNOW WHEELS FOLLOWED ME...........3 HOURS LATER.

        SATURDAY       4 - 22 - 17

        OVERLOOKING THE MASSIVE OCEAN ON A BEAUTIFUL MORNING I DETERMINED I AM WAY TOO FAT.  I HAVE TO ATTEMPT BEING HEALTHIER AND CURBING THE BAD FOOD & BOOZE..........AGAIN.

        ANOTHER DAY AND NIGHT OF EATING , PARTYING , AND LAUGHING. MORE FAMILY CAME IN AND THE DOUBLE OCEANFRONT HOUSE IS BEGINNING TO FILL UP.  THIS PLACE HAS 16 BEDROOMS AND AN ELEVATOR.  IT IS QUITE BEAUTIFUL AND FOR SALE...........FOR AMERE7.5 MILLION.

        SAY WHAT YOU WANT BUT THE FIRST THING WE DO IN THE MORNING IS HAVE A WONDERFUL BREAKFAST OF EGGS, PANCAKES , BACON , SCONES ( IN WHICH I TREATED THE FAMILY ) , JUICE , AND ALOT MORE.  BUT........THE FUNNIEST WAS ALL OF US SITTING AROUND THE BIG SCREEN TV AND WATCHING............" MY COUSIN VINNY ".   WE QUOTED LINE FOR LINE THE ENTIRE MOVIE AND IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO START ANOTHER DAY OF FAMILY RE-UNIONING.

        BANDS CANCELING......UGH.  DO I GET INTO HOW I FEEL ABOUT CANCELLATIONS AGAIN ?  THIS IS OVER 50 TIMES AND IT STILL BOTHERS ME. 

        FOOD KEEPS POURING IN AND SOME OF MY COUSINS ARE EXCELLENT COOKS.  AGAIN , I AM EATING AND DRINKING WAY TOO MUCH.

        PHILLIES BLOW A LEAD AND THAN FOR THE 1ST TIME THIS YEAR MAKE US PHILLY FANS FEEL GOOD. THEY COME BACK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EXTRA INNING AND WIN THE GAME.

        FAMILY ROLLS IN ALL DURING THE DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT INCLUDING 2 BROTHERS OF MINE.  AGAIN SO MANY PEOPLE MADE IT REALLY FUN.  WE TALKED AND TOLD STORIES ALL NIGHT.  OH........WHEELS IS A LEGEND.

        I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS AREA IS PRETTY COOL.

        BEST STORY OF THE NIGHT WAS A COUSIN DESCRIBING AN EXPERIENCE OF HERS.  I WILL PARAPHRASE IT :  SHE IS WALKING HOME AND A BLACK MAN PULLS UP IN A CAR.  HE ASKS IF SHE KNOWS WHERE A PET SMART IS.  SHE KINDA BLOWS HIM OFF AND GIVES AN UNSURE ANSWER.  2 MINUTES LATER THE GUY PULLS UP AGAIN AND ASKS WHERE A PETSMART IS.  SHE SAYS SHE IS NOT REAL SURE AND ASKS WHY.  THE GUY SAYS HE NEEDS SOME ONE TO LOOK AT HIS SNAKE. SHE SEES HALF WAY UP THE STEERING WHEEL IS HIS COCK. YEP , FROM A SITTING POSITION THIS GUY'S BLACK MAMBA WAS HALF WAY UP THE DAMN STEERING WHEEL. SHE RUNS AND LATER THE AUTHORITIES CATCH THIS GUY DOING THIS TO 2 OTHER GIRLS.  SHE GETS SUMMONS TO COURT TO TESTIFY AS A WITNESS.  THE JUDGE ASKS HER SEVERAL QUESTIONS IN WHICH SHE SAYS NO TO ALL OF THEM LIKE COULD YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN ? DO YOU KNOW HIM ? COULD YOU PICK HIM OUT OF A LINE-UP ? DO YOU REMEMBER HIS CAR ?  SHE SAYS NO TO ALL QUESTIONS AND THE JUDGE FINALLY SAYS ," WELL , IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT THE DEFENDANT ? " SHE RESPONDS , " I KNOW ONE THING , HE HAD A REALLY BIG PENIS. "

        SUNDAY         4 - 23 - 17

        ANNOUNCER DESCRIBING MESSI ON HIS LATE HEROIC GOAL.........." YOU CAN DROP A TARANTULA IN HIS SHORTS AND HE STILL BE COOL. "

        NAIL WORKERS ( AND FRIENDS ) PLEASE SEND ME YOUR SIZE AND NAME YOU LIKE ON YOUR SHIRT. IT IS FREE FOR NAIL EMPLOYEES.

        I CAN NOT EVEN LOOK AT BOOZE TODAY......WELL AT LEAST UNTIL THE AFTERNOON. A LONG WEEKEND WITH FAMILY AND MAN I WAS HURTING.  UP EARLY AND EVEN GOT WHEELS OUT OF BED BY 8AM.  WE HAD TO GET ON THE ROAD BECAUSE WE HAD ANOTHER FAMILY EVENT TO ATTEND.  YES.......MORE FOOD AND BOOZE TO COME.

        WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND ON THE ROAD BY 8:30AM.  HOME BY 10AM WE MADE GOOD TIME.  WE GET AS MUCH AS WE COULD GET DONE AND IT WAS OFF THE PHILLIES GAME.  AGAIN ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES BEING IN A SUITE.  EVEN THE PHILLIE PHANATIC CAME IN FOR A VISIT. THE REASON FOR THE GET TOGETHER A FAMILY MEMBER TURNED 80 YEARS OLD.  30 FAMILY AND FRIENDS ATTENDED AND IT WAS A GOOD TIME ALONG WITH A GREAT EXCITING GAME BY THE PHILLIES. 

        CONTINUED - FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND FINALLY NEW BEERS ON TAP.  IT WAS ALWAYS BUD AND BUD LIGHT BUT THEY SUPER UPGRADED TO VICTORY HOPDEVIL AND YARDS BRAWLER.  IT WAS A HUGE TREAT BUT I ONLY HAD ONE BEER THE ENTIRE TIME.  I JUST COULD NOT DRINK ANYMORE.  WHAT I FOUND MORE ENTERTAINING WERE SOME OBNOXIOUS ATLANTA BRAVE FANS.  THEY CAME TO OUR STADIUM AND WERE CHEERING WAY TOO LOUD WHEN THEY WERE UP 1 - 0. EVEN MY STOIC UNCLE YELLED THEM JOKINGLY " ENOUGH OF THAT ".  WELL THE 8TH INNING ARRIVED AND BACK TO BACK TO BACK HOME RUNS BROKE THE GAME WIDE OPEN. I MAY HAVE CHEERED WAY OVER EXCESSIVELY DURING THAT SPREE OF 3 HOMERUNS JUST TO SINK IT IN A LITTLE MORE TO THE BRAVES FANS.

        BACK HOME WE ARE EXHAUSTED.  I DO NOT DRINK AT ALL AND I HOPE TO RE-START MY EATING HEALTHY / WORKING OUT A LITTLE BIT AGAIN.  MONDAY WILL BE A GOOD DAY TO START IT.

        WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EXCELLENT EPISODES OF " BATES MOTEL ". AGAIN THEY CHARGE US 2 BUCKS TO WATCH IT USING ON-DEMAND WITH NO COMMERCIALS.......BLOOD SUCKING COMCAST.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.....ONLY WOKE UP TWICE THE WHOLE NIGHT.

        MONDAY          4 - 24 - 17

        THIS WAS A LONG DAY.

        LANDED 2 SIDE JOBS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS.  ONE IS BIG AND THE OTHER IS SMALL. I WILL BRING IN A FRIEND TO HELP WITH A BIG JOB.

        HEAD TO MY 2ND PART TIME JOB FOR 5 HOURS TODAY.  I PRETTY MUCH WORKED IN AN OFFICE PUTTING TOGETHER DESK CHAIRS.  IT WASN'T TOO BAD AS I LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO.

        MY VAN DEFINITELY HAS A LEAK AND I HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE. I ARRIVED AT MY 2ND JOB AND IMMEDIATELY SMELLED RADIATOR FLUID.  I FILLED THE RADIATOR UP WITH AT LEAST 2 GALLONS OF WATER YESTERDAY AND THAT IS ALOT.  TODAY WAS BUSY FOR ME SO I JUST WANTED TO GET TO THE JOB AND BACK.  I WILL WORK ON THE VAN TOMORROW.

        AFTER 2ND JOB I HEAD TO A SIDE JOB TO DO A WALK THROUGH.  THE CLIENT ADDED SOME LITTLE THINGS AND I HELPED HER BY LOADING A LARGE 4' X 8' WAINS COATING WOOD PANEL IN MY VAN THAT SHE DIDN'T WANT.  I ALSO WALKED AROUND AND LOOKED AT PROJECTS TO BE DONE SOON. 

        BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH SOME COMPUTER STUFF.  NOT 5 MINUTES IN I HAVE TO PICK UP MY YOUNGEST AT A DENTIST APPOINTMENT. BACK HOME AGAIN I GET SUPER TIRED AND HAVE TO TAKE A NAP.  30 MINUTES LATER I AM UP.

        OFF TO THE NAIL FOR A LONG NIGHT OF ORDERING , FIXING , ORGANIZING , CLEANING , AND CHILLING WITH SOME PATRONS.  HOME BY 1AM I WAS PRETTY TIRED.

        GLASS OF WINE , SOME PEANUTS , 2 SMALL CHICKEN CUTLETS , AND A SMALL PIECE OF BANANA BREAD FOR MY DINNER.  I DO NOT LIKE EATING SUPER LATE NIGHT EVEN THOUGH I HAD NO DINNER.  I WILL NOT DO THIS AGAIN.

         I GOOGLED WHAT IS MORE HEALTHIER FOR A PERSON BOTH BY CALORIES AND NUTRITION.  WINE , ANY LIQUOR NEAT OR ON ICE , BEER , AND THAN MIXED DRINKS.  THEY CAN RANGE FROM 100 TO 400 CALORIES PER DRINK.

        ABOUT 30 PEOPLE EMAILED ME TO SAY CREATE OUR NEW NAIL SHIRTS WITH SOME KIND OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF OUR 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY.  THIS WOULD MAKE THESE SHIRTS EVEN MORE SPECIAL.  I LIKE THE IDEA AND WILL INVESTIGATE IT.

        NAIL SHIRT ORDER WILL BE FINALIZED BY FRIDAY.  THE ORDER WILL BE PLACED MOST LIKELY ON MONDAY.  I WANT TO EXTREMELY THANK SO MANY EXCITED FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO CONTACTED ME ABOUT WANTING A SHIRT. IT IS TRULY HUMBLING THAT OVER 200 PEOPLE INQUIRED ABOUT GETTING A SHIRT.  MOST OF THE ENTHUSIASTIC EMAILS WERE HEART WARMING AND ENTERTAINING.  EVERY EMAIL MADE WHEELS AND I FEEL SO PROUD THAT PEOPLE WOULD WANT THEM.............A TRUE HONOR AND TO ME THAT IS THE BIG PICTURE.  THIS IS A VERY RARE THING WE DO AND THE LAST ORDER WAS OVER 9 YEARS.  AGAIN , THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ACKNOWLEDGING TO BE IN OUR LITTLE NAIL FAMILY WE ARE TRULY HUMBLED.

        TUESDAY       4 - 25 - 17

        MUCH NEEDED DAY OF CHILLING SINCE THE PARTYING OF THE PAST WEEKEND.   BUT IT WILL NOT LAST LONG.  IT WILL BE A BUSY THURSDAY TO SUNDAY FOR ME.

        DRIVE ELDEST BACK TO COLLEGE. MY ANTENNAS ARE UP AND THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING.

        BACK HOME I MAKE PREP LISTS FOR SIDE JOBS COMING UP.

        I AM AMAZED HOW FAST WEEDS COME BACK IN OUR GARDENS.  WEED AND SEED STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE AND IF I WANT TO GET INTO MULCHING TOO.  AGAIN , THE TOWNSHIP DELIVERED GOOD MULCH THIS YEAR BUT MAN I AM NOT UP TO IT. SOMEONE HAS TO COME UP WITH AN IDEA TO PREVENT WEEDS.

        RAINING FOR THE LAST 7 DAYS...........KINDA READY FOR THE SUN.  I HEAR IT WILL BE IN THE 80'S ON THURSDAY.  I AM SO JONESING TO RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE.

        WENT ANOTHER 24 HOURS WITH NO BEER OR BRANDY. I MUST ADMIT I FEEL BETTER IN THE MORNING AND CAN FEEL LESSENING FAT IN MY BELLY.  I SO FEEL LIKE JABBA THE HUT.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP AGAIN. MY MAIN OBJECTIVE WAS TO START PUTTING THE LARGE NAIL SHIRT ORDER TOGETHER. I WORKED WITH ONE TECHNICIAN VIA " CHATTING " FOR A COMPANY CALLED " CUSTOM INK ". AFTER ABOUT 2 HOURS WE CAME UP WITH A DESIGN.  WE INCORPORATED " 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY" IN THE SHIRT AND I THINK IT IS KINDA COOL. I POSTED A PICTURE ON FACEBOOK THE TRIAL SHIRT SO FAR. 

        SHIRT ORDER - FOR $10 , IF YOU LIKE A CUSTOM NAIL TEE SHIRT WITH YOUR NAME OR NICKNAME ON IT I WILL BE ACCEPTING ORDERS UNTIL FRIDAY. SHIRT COLOR IS BLACK WITH GREEN AND GOLD LETTERING. PLEASE EMAIL OR TEXT ME " NAME " YOU LIKE AND " SIZE ".

        HUNG OUT WITH THE POOL TEAM TONIGHT WHO ALL ORDERED SHIRTS WITH CRAZY FUN NICKNAMES.  IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

        AGAIN , 3 POTENTIAL MOTORCYCLE BUYERS NEVER RE-CONTACTED ME.  I HAVE BEEN USING CRAIGSLIST FOR MANY YEARS WITH MANY PURCHASES AND HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE.

        MULTI TRILLION DOLLAR COMPANY COMCAST BECOMES GREEDY. I GOOGLED WHY THEY ARE CHARGING $2 TO $3 AN EPISODE TO ON-DEMAND " BATES MOTEL ".  THE COMPLAINT COMMENTS WERE SUPER LONG.  COMCAST SAYS THE TV STATION A&E HAS A CONTRACT WITH COMCAST.  A&E IS THE ONE DETERMINING THE PRICE NOT COMCAST.  I SAY LET MONSTER COMPANY COMCAST FOOT THE BILL FOR ITS MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS.  WE PAY FOR CABLE THAT INCLUDES A&E AND THAN CHARGED AGAIN FOR ON-DEMANDING A&E.  IT MAKES NO SENSE AND IS ABSOLUTELY FRUSTRATING.  THE EPISODE I WATCHED WITH WHEELS TONIGHT WAS EXCELLENT AND INTRODUCED A NEW CHARACTER..........PIECE OF ASS RIHANNA PLAYS THE PART.

        OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT DECENT.

        WEDNESDAY          4 - 26 - 17

        MY 16 HOUR DAYS WERE SUPPOSE TO START TOMORROW.  I WAS WRONG.

        THURSDAY TO SUNDAY IS GOING TO BE VERY LONG. I WANTED TO HAVE ONE MORE EASY DAY UNTIL TOMORROW.  IT STARTED OUT WITH NORMAL STUFF LIKE FINDING OUT MY VAN BLOWS.

        THE VAN HAS A RADIATOR LEAK.  THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE AND I KNEW WHAT TO DO.  I REMOVED A HOSE AND WENT ACROSS THE STREET TO MY MECHANIC.  HE GIVES ME A SMALL FREE PIECE IN WHICH I ALWAYS OFFER MONEY BUT HE DENIED.  IN FACT , MY MAIN CREED IN LIFE IS TO ALWAYS OFFER MONEY NO MATTER HOW SMALL. IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.  THIS WAS SUPER INSTILLED IN ME AT A VERY YOUNG AGE BY MY PARENTS. MY DAD ALWAYS SAID , " GETTING THINGS FOR FREE IS NICE BUT ALWAYS OFFER COMPENSATION. " 

        BACK HOME I INSTALL THE HEATER HOSE IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES. I FILL THE RADIATOR UP AND IT LEAKS LIKE A SIV........BLOW. I DRIVE THE VAN UP ON ONE STEP BY OUR TRASHCANS  SO I CAN GET UNDERNEATH OF IT.  THE MAIN WATER LINE IS RUSTED OUT.  I DRIVE IT OVER AND MY MECHANIC BYPASSES THE HEATER LINE AND FIXES IT FOR $30.  THE ONLY LITTLE THING IS THE VAN WILL NOT HAVE HEAT IN THE BACK OF THE VEHICLE. I DID NOT CAR ONE BIT.

        OH JUST ONE MORE THING.....THE VAN IS ROTTING OUT FROM UNDERNEATH AND WILL NOT PASS NEXT MONTH'S INSPECTION. I GOT TO ENJOY THAT $30 PRICE FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.  MAYBE I SHOULD SMOKE POT FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES. I HAVE ENOUGH OF IT FROM OWNING THE NAIL

        OK , I DO NOT SMOKE POT BECAUSE IT PUTS ME TO SLEEP BUT I FELT LIKE GETTING AWAY FROM REALITY.  I COULDN'T SMOKE ANYWAY BECAUSE I ALWAYS GIVE MY STASH OF LOST AND FOUNDS TO FRIENDS OR FAMILY FOR FREE.  THE LAST STASH I JUST GAVE AWAY 2 WEEKS AGO.

        OFF TO THE NAIL AT 9AM.  WHY 9AM ? BECAUSE I FORGOT MY COMPUTER'S POWER SUPPLY FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE.  THE BATTERY TELLS ME " 100% POWER AND IT WILL LAST 14 HOURS. "  2 HOURS LATER I AM DOWN TO 50% AND 90 MINUTES LEFT. SO , SINCE I WAS AT MY MECHANIC'S SHOP I DROVE DOWN THE STREET TO THE NAIL.  THERE IS MANY BENEFITS OF BEING JUST 3 1/2 MILES AWAY FROM WORK.

        BACK HOME I START MY ROUTINE. I FIND OUT MY YOUNGEST MADE HONOR ROLL AGAIN AND GOT A JOB VIA WHEELS AT A LOCAL FLOWER / GROCERY STORE.  WHEELS AND A FRIEND WERE WALKING AND SHE STOPPED IN THE STORE AND ASKS THE OWNER IF SHE NEEDED HELP.  THAT'S HOW IT STARTED. CAN'T BELIEVE THIS KID HAS GOT A JOB.  THE KID WILL START SOON AS A TEST RUN AND GO FROM THERE.

        OFF TO THE NAIL TO GET ABOUT 10 THINGS DONE. BY 10PM I AM THINKING OF CLOSING BUT THAN SOME REGULARS COME IN , A GIRL FEELING GOOD SHOWS ME HER TITS , AND I WAS THERE TO ALMOST 2AM.  I LET MY DOORMAN CLOSE BECAUSE I COULD NOT STAY ANY LONGER. I WAS JUST TOO TIRED AND I HAVE A SUPER LONG DAY TOMORROW.

        OKAY ......GIRL SHOWING ME HER BOOBS WAS NOT INTENDED BY HER TO DO. THE GIRL AND BOYFRIEND ( BUT I GOT THE FEELING HE WAS NOT HER BOYFRIEND EVEN THOUGH SHE TOLD ME HE WAS HER HUSBAND )  ARRIVED AFTER MIDNIGHT AND I KNEW SHE WAS FEELING GOOD.  I SAID , " HOW DID YOU GET HERE ? "  SHE TELL ME THEY WALKED FROM MC-A-SORLEYS ".  I RESPOND , " WHAT BAR ? " THE GIRL SAYS , " DIABLO'S ".  I TELL THE GIRL SHE IS OBVIOUSLY FEELING GOOD BY MISPRONOUNCING THE NAME OF THE BAR MCSORLEYS SO IT WILL BE " ONE AND DONE ".  I GIVE THEM ONE DRINK AND SHE LOOKS FOR A CREDIT CARD IN HER BRA WHICH SHE WASN'T WEARING I BELIEVE BECAUSE HER TITS JUST FLOPPED OUT.   OK , I'M A GUY AND ENJOYED THE 2 SECOND PEEP SHOW BUT THIS WAS WARNING SIGN NUMBER TWO.  I WALKED AWAY TO LET TH GIRL GATHER HERSELF. I CAME BACK 30 SECONDS LATER AND ONLY 3 MINUTES AFTER SERVING THEM DRINKS I SAID , " HEY GUYS , LET'S WRAP IT UP FOR THE NIGHT. " THEY GAVE NO FIGHT WHEN I TOOK THEIR FULL DRINKS AWAY AND DUMPED THEM.  I WATCHED THEM ON SURVEILLANCE OUTSIDE AND THAN I PHYSICALLY WALKED OUTSIDE AND THEY WERE FAR AWAY WALKING PAST THE ENTERPRISE RENTAL.

        BACK TO THE BAR AND I HANG TO ABOUT 1:30AM.  I HAVE TO ROLL OUT BECAUSE THE REGULARS ARE STILL TALKING AND CHILLING.  MY DOORMAN / BARTENDER CLOSES FOR ME.

        AT HOME I HAVE SOME PEANUTS AND SODA WATER.  IT WAS OFF TO BED BECAUSE I HAD A LONG DAY TOMORROW.

        OH , PHILLIES WITH A VERY GOOD WIN TO GO 10-9 AS A RECORD. THEY WON 7 - 4 ON A FRANCO GRAND SLAM.

        THURSDAY      4 - 27 - 17

        THE LONG 4 DAY GRIND STARTS......TODAY WAS THE HARDEST.

        EARLY MORNING BRING THE PUP TO THE VET FOR A SURGICAL OPERATION.  THE DOG HAS HAD A GROWTH ON THE BASE OF HER TAIL FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW.  THIS MASS WAS REMOVED TODAY AND OF COURSE FOR MORE MONEY WE CAN GET IT DIAGNOSED AND SENT FOR A BIOPSY.  OUR PUP IS HOME AND VERY GROGGY.

        PICK UP A FRIEND IN HAVERTOWN AND THAN OFF TO A SIDE JOB IN PLYMOUTH MEETING.  WE MOVED PRETTY QUICKLY AND THE CUSTOMER WAS VERY HAPPY WITH OUR WORK......SO WAS I.

        BACK HOME I CHILL FOR AN HOUR OR SO. OFF TO THE NAIL ON MY MOTORCYCLE.  I PREPPED FOR THE NIGHT AND THAN MOVED TO THE DOOR FOR A 5 BAND NIGHT.  THE SHOW ENDED AROUND MIDNIGHT.

        CAME HOME , DRANK SOME WINE , HAD SOME CHEESE & PEPPERONI..........AND PASSED OUT. I SLEPT GOOD.  MY 18 HOUR DAY HAS ENDED.

        WHEELS HELPING ELDEST WITH HOMEWORK.......AT MIDNIGHT.......UGH.

        3 SQUIRRELS RAN IN FRONT OF MY VAN ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.  ONE SQUIRREL DID NOT MAKE IT.

        PHILLIES WITH A GOOD WIN TO KEEP THE WINNING STREAK GOING.  I GOT ISSUES WITH THE SCHEDULING.  WE PLAYED THE 2 TOP TEAMS IN THE MLB AND AGAIN WE WILL PLAYING THE NATIONALS 2 MORE TIMES IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEK.  CAN WE PLAY ANYONE OTHER THAN THE METS AND NATIONALS ?......WORSE SCHEDULE EVER.

        I LIKE THE EAGLES 14TH PICK. LOOKED LIKE A FUN SCENE AT THE DRAFT.

        SEE YA TOMORROW......OH I WILL BE ON THE DOOR ALL NIGHT FRIDAY.

        FRIDAY / SATURDAY  4 - 29/30 - 17

        OK , I EITHER FORGOT TO UPLOAD YESTERDAYS BLOG OR TOTALLY FORGOT TO WRITE IT.......THERE WAS A REASON FOR THIS.

        2 DAYS BOTH MY YOUNGEST AND I HELP OUR ELDEST WITH COLLEGE HOMEWORK.  I ASKED OUR YOUNGEST AFTER 8 HOURS OF HELPING , " DO YOU FEEL UNDER APPRECIATED ? " THE KID ANSWERED , " YEP ".  I WANT TO HELP AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR ASSISTANCE BUT WHEN YOUR OLDEST IS HOLDING A CELL PHONE WHILE I'M HELPING WITH HER HOMEWORK IT KINDA TAKES THE APPRECIATION AWAY.....EVEN IF HOLDING IT FOR ONE MINUTE.

        PHILLY HEARTS CRUSHED TO LITTLE PIECES AGAIN. I DECIDE TO WATCH THE PHILLIES' 9TH INNING. I SAY TO MYSELF , " THEY ARE GOING TO BLOW THIS 5 - 2 LEAD."  WHY I SAID THIS I DO NOT KNOW.....MAYBE BECAUSE OUR CLOSER BLOWS.  WELL , IN THE 9TH INNING , UTLEY'S DODGERS HIT BACK TO BACK TO BACK HOME RUNS TO TIE IT 5 - 5 . THAN 2 MORE HITS AND AN ERROR SEAL THE WIN. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD. I THINK I DON'T EVEN FEEL THE GUT PUNCHING PAIN ANYMORE.

        YOUNGEST STARTS A NEW JOB. I AM SO PROUD OF THIS KID FOR WORKING IN 90 DEGREE HEAT.  THE KID WAS PRETTY SATISFIED WITH THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE. I TOOK HER TO WORK AND TALKED TO ONE OF THE OWNERS.  THE BOSS WAS COOL AND I HOPE THIS WORKS OUT FOR THE KID.

        FRIDAY'S NAIL SHOW I WORKED WITH MY ELDEST.  THE CROWD WAS AROUND 50 PEOPLE AND I ENJOYED THE NIGHT.

        WHEELS HEADS TO THE SEA SHORE FOR AN ASSOCIATION MEETING AND CLEAN UP.  THE WEATHER WAS BEAUTIFUL AND SHE WENT WITH A FRIEND.  IT WAS A PERFECT WEEKEND.

        OHHHHHHHHH, JUST ONE MORE THING. AT THE ASSOCIATION MEETING IT WAS BROUGHT UP THAT THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING NEEDS CLOSE TO $150,000 OF WORK FROM OLD AGE.  THIS WOULD AVERAGE $13,000 AN OWNER TO PONY UP BY THE END OF THE YEAR. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!

        STILL HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE MONITORS. I SPENT SOME TIME BY MYSELF THE NEXT DAY TO GET A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OF TROUBLE SHOOTING.  IT DID NOT WORK.  I GOT 2 OF  4 TO WORK BUT THE CONNECTIONS ARE WRONG. MAN IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.

        OH , JUST ONE MORE THING ABOUT THE NAIL......OUR MAIN A/C IS DOWN AGAIN.  CALLED OUR TECH AND WE WILL MEET NEXT WEEK.

        ORDER A PIZZA AND CHICKEN PARM PLATTER WITH THE KIDS. I WAS SURPRISED HOW LITTLE I ATE. USUALLY I EAT ALMOST A WHOLE PIZZA. THIS TIME...........2 SLICES.

        TOOK A RIDE ON BOTH MOTORCYCLES THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS.  IT IS DETERMINED THE NEWER BIKER IS MUCH MORE BAD ASS. OH ,ONE MORE THING, GOT ANOTHER EMAIL OF INTEREST FOR THE BUYING OF MY FIRST BIKE...............ANNNNND NO RESPONSE AFTER I REPLIED WITHIN MINUTES.

        WHY IS TRUMP STILL CAMPAIGNING AT EVERY SPEECH.  HE DOES KNOW HE WON RIGHT ?

        BY 10:30PM I STOPPED DOING HOMEWORK. I WAS JUST TOO TIRED.

        SETTLED DOWN WITH SEVERAL VODKAS & SODA WATER. I WAS PROUD I HAVE HAD NO BRANDY FOR A WEEK. I JUST FEEL SO MUCH BETTER IN THE MORNING.

        SUNDAY'S LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW HAS BEEN PUSHED TO 7PM SUNDAY NIGHT.

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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