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

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

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

Work hard :

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

Treating people with respect :

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

Removing angry people:

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

Bands:

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

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

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

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

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

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

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

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

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

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

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

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

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

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

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

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

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

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

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

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

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

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

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  SUNDAY      1 - 19 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  #AMAZINGMAZE

 MONDAY       1 - 20 - 20

  ROAD TRIP.........

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   TUESDAY       1 - 21 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - FIXED 2 LAMPS.

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

 - CHECKED AND TESTED BOTH VACUUMS.

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

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

  LEFTOVER PIZZA FOR LUNCH IS ALWAYS GOOD.

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

  WATCH THE FLYERS WIN A HUGE GAME OVER THE PENGUINS.

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY      1 - 22 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

 CONTINUED -- WHAT WOULD YOU DO ?

  COMPARISONS OF THE 2 VEHICLES :

   KING OF PRUSSIA VAN              VERSE                NEW JERSEY VAN

  - 2 YEARS NEWER                                                 - $1150 CHEAPER

  - INSPECTED 3 DAYS AGO                                   - INSPECTION DUE NEXT MONTH

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

  - VERBALLY AGREED TO PRICE                         - 7,000 LESS MILES

  - ONE OWNER                                                         - ACQUIRED VIA CAR REPO

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

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

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

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

  76ERS TICKETS - $180 UNDER FACE VALUE.

  REFRIGERATOR - FREE AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.

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

  COUCH FOR BASEMENT - EXCELLENT CONDITION - FREE.

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

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

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

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

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

  76ERS KEEP IT CLOSE BUT THAN GET SMOKED.

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

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

  THURSDAY     1 - 23 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WE MAKE GREAT TIME GETTING HOME AND SETTLE IN. 

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

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

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

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

  HERE THEY ARE :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 ANOTHER CRAZY DAY AND NIGHT IN THE BOOKS.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE STORY :

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

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

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

  FRIDAY     1 - 24 - 20

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

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

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

 WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

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

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

 AT HOME WE HAVE LUNCH.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   SATURDAY       1 - 25 - 20

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

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

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

 I MAKE HOME MADE BANANA PANCAKES FOR WHEELS AND I.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 VILLANOVA WITH A GOOD WIN TOO.

 ROLL HOME TIRED. I GO STRAIGHT TO BED.

  SUNDAY       1 - 26 - 20

 AND IN AN INSTANT 9 LIVES WERE TAKEN FROM US.

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

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

  I CLEAN AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

 WHEELS TAKES A RIDE TO VISIT FAMILY.

 DID ANYONE WATCH THE PRO BOWL ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY      1 - 27 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 OK MY DAY IS DONE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY      1 - 28 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

  - SECURED A KITCHEN BASE CABINET TOE KICK.

  - REPLACED 6 BULBS FOR KITCHEN UNDER CABINET LIGHTS.

  - SECURED A TOILET PAPER HOLDER.

  - SEALED AND SECURED A TUB ASSEMBLY AND STOPPER.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY          1 - 29 - 20

 WHY DO I NOT LISTEN TO MY ANTENNAS ??

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP.

   THURSDAY      1 - 30 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   FRIDAY       1 - 31 - 20

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

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

 TIME TO RUN :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ELDEST COMES HOME AND WE TALK FOR AWHILE. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY     2 - 1 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY       2 - 2 - 20

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

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

 BACK HOME WE CHILL WITH OUR ELDEST AND HAVE BREAKFAST.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY      2 - 3 - 20

  LADY WALKING LITTLE DOG - " BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE "

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - WHEELS HELPS ME CLEAN UP.

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

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

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

 - FIX A CLOSET DOOR THAT CAME OFF ITS TRACKS.

 - ACCESS CRAWL SPACE AND STORE GORILLA LADDER.

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY       2 - 4 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY       2 - 5 - 20

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

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

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

 MAKE GOOD TIME HOME AND WE SETTLE IN.

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

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

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

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

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

 THURSDAY          2 - 6 - 20

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

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

  FLYERS AND 76ERS BLOW.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY        2 - 7 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY      2 - 8 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

 X F L ........EH.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY         2 - 9 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY / TUESDAY      2 - 10/11 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

 76ERS BOUNCE BACK AND EMBIID IS LOVED AGAIN.

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

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

 MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY         2 - 12 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY     2 - 13 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY      2 - 14 - 20

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

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

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY       2 - 15 - 20

  MY WEEKENDS ARE LIKE YOUR MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY     2 - 16 - 20

 LONG NIGHT NUMBER 3.

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

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

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

 SPENT SOME TIME LOOKING FOR A TRAILER.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 MONDAY         2 - 17 - 20

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

  LET THE RUNNING BEGIN :

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

 - STOP AT THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 TUESDAY       2 - 18 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY         2 - 19 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 NOW , I HEAD TO BED.

  THURSDAY        2 - 20 - 20

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

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

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

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

 MAKE A BREAKFAST SANDWICH AND DO MY NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY        2 - 21 - 20

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

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

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

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

 AT THE NAIL WE PREP FOR THE NIGHT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY     2 - 22 - 20

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

 SCRAMBLED TODAY.

 UP EARLY AND DO MY NORMAL ROUTINE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY       2 - 23 - 20

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

 ANYWAY , MY SMALL WORLD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 OFF TO BED AND HAD 2 DREAMS.

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

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

  MONDAY     2 - 24 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY   2 - 25 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY     2 - 26 - 20

  DOING THE RIGHT THING AND IT BRINGS GOOD KARMA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY     2 - 27 - 20

 A BET IS A BET........BUT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY     2 - 28 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

 A COUSIN STOPPED IN WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY       2 - 29 - 20

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

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

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

 SENT OUT MARCH CALENDARS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SUNDAY       3 - 1 - 20

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

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

   MY WRIST IS STILL HURTING.

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

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

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

 WHEELS TAKES ELDEST OUT TO LUNCH.

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

 FLYERS WITH ANOTHER BIG WIN.

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

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

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

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

 76ERS FIGHT BUT COME UP SHORT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MONDAY    3 - 2 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY      3 - 3 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 4 - 20

 PRETTY F'N COOL..........

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY      3 - 5 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  76ERS WITH A RARE ROAD WIN.

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

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

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

  FRIDAY     3 - 6 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   SATURDAY     3 - 7 - 20

 THIS......WAS A LONG DAY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 VILLANOVA WITH A NICE 1 POINT WIN.

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

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

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

  SUNDAY      3 - 8 - 20

 AND THE LARGE SIDE JOB IS DONE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   TOMORROW......70 DEGREES !!

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

  MONDAY   3 - 9 - 20

 HOW EARLY DO YOU CLEAN POOP ?

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

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

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

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

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

  YOUNGEST HAVING FUN ON HER VACATION WITH HER COLLEGE FRIENDS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  TUESDAY     3 - 10 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  WEDNESDAY     3 - 11 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  THURSDAY     3 - 12 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  FRIDAY      3 - 13 - 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  SATURDAY      3 - 14 - 20

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

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

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

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

  STOP AT WENDY'S FOR LUNCH.

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

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

  OFF TO THE NAIL AND PEOPLE DID COME IN.  BY MIDNIGHT I HAD ABOUT ENOUGH AND TOLD EVERYONE I WAS CLOSING.

  WHEELS MAKES IT HOME FROM HER JAMAICA TRIP. SHE SAID IT WAS OVER THE TOP ESPECIALLY THE FOOD.

  AT HOME I TALK TO WHEELS AND WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. SHE HEADS TO BED AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL.

  FOUGHT WHEELS ALITTLE BIT BUT EVENTUALLY CONVINCED HER TO PUT THE PUP IN THE CRATE. FOR THE 4TH NIGHT SHE DID VERY GOOD.

 I AM CANCELLING ALL SHOWS THIS WEEKEND...........AGAIN.

  SUNDAY      3 - 15 - 20

 WELL , SHIT GOT REAL.  AS OF MIDNIGHT TONIGHT GOVERNOR WOLF ORDERED THE SHUT DOWN OF ALL BARS. HAVE A NICE DAY.

 MY ELDEST NOT REALLY TAKING THIS " SOCIAL DISTANCING " TOO SERIOUSLY. SHE WENT TO AN IRISH DAY PARTY DOWN THE STREET.

  WHEELS GOES SHOPPING.........I AM SO NOT AGREEING WITH THIS " PANIC SHOPPING ".  THE PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND TOLD EVERYONE JUST " GET WHAT YOU NEED ". NOPE......PEOPLE BOUGHT HUNDREDS OF THINGS THEY WILL NEVER USE UP IN 10 YEARS. CHRIST , EVEN TRUMP CAME OUT AND ANNOUNCED NOT TO PANIC SHOP.

 BEAUTIFUL DAY SO MY KID AND I CLEANED THE NAIL AND THAN STOPPED AT RITA'S WATER ICE. AFTER THAT I TOOK HER PRACTICE DRIVING AT A LOCAL BUSINESS CENTER. I POSTED SOME PICTURES OF IT.

 I WATCHED A MOVIE CALLED ANNA. IT WAS GOOD ONLY BECAUSE THE LEAD ACTRESS LOOKED LIKE MY YOUNGEST. ANYWAY , THE FLASHBACKS FINALLY GOT SUPER ANNOYING.

 WHEELS ORDERS DINNER FROM ZESTO'S AND WE CHILL. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF OUTLANDER WHICH I FELL ASLEEP ON. I HAD TO RE-WATCH THE LAST 8 MINUTES.

  OUR YOUNGEST AND PUPPY JOIN US TO WATCH PARASITE. THIS MOVIE WON BEST PICTURE AND I MUST SAY IT WAS GOOD BUT THE ENDING CAME OUT OF LEFT FIELD. I GET THE REASONING FOR THE VERY ENDING BUT IT WAS WAY TOO FAR FOR ME.

  OFF TO BED AND THE PUP DOES ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE CRATE. SHE WASN'T THE  BEST AND SHE CRIED SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. BY 5:15AM I FINALLY GOT HER. I WALKED AND FED HER. NOW , SHE IS IN MY BED.

     MONDAY     3 - 16 - 20

  WELP , THIS SUCKS. SHIT GOT REAL.

  THIS MANDATORY SHUT-DOWN OF BARS MAKES TOTAL SENSE BUT MAN ARE WE GONNA TAKE A BATH. SOME SAY THIS SHUT-DOWN COULD LAST UNTIL AUGUST. NOT SURE IF I CAN MAKE IT THAT LONG.

  I MAKE A LIST OF HOME PROJECTS. I GUESS NOW IS THE TIME RIGHT ?  I AM WATCHING CNN AND THEY INTERVIEW A SPECIALIST PSYCHOLOGIST. HE SUGGESTED , " DO THOSE HOME PROJECTS THAT WERE ON HOLD FOR SO LONG TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED ". MAN , THAT IS ONE SMART MAN.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I HEAD TO CENTER CITY. SHE WAS ALLOTTED A ONE HOUR WINDOW OF TIME TO GET HER STUFF OUT OF HER DORM ROOM. IT IS SO BITTERSWEET.  THIS KID LOVES COLLEGE AND NOW SHE IS FORCED TO MOVE OUT. AGAIN , THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO " FLATTEN THE CURVE " BUT FELT BAD FOR HER. SHE SEEMS TO BE TAKING IT WELL.  WE GOT LUCKY WITH A PARKING SPOT AND WE MOVED VERY QUICKLY EMPTYING HER ROOM AND LOADING INTO OUR VAN.

  WE MAKE GOOD TIME COMING HOME AND DECIDED TO STOP AT MY PARENTS TO CHECK ON THEM. WE HAVE A NICE LUNCH.

  BACK HOME WE UNLOAD A 1,000 THINGS. WE SETTLE IN AND MOSTLY THE PUPPY IS HAPPY TO SEE EVERYONE.

  I MAKE A LIST OF 10 PROJECTS. TODAY I STARTED ONE OF THEM.  I BROKE DOWN A VERY LARGE REAR PROJECTED TV THAT WAS SITTING IN MY BASEMENT. IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE IT WORKS GOOD AND I EVEN TRIED TO GIVE IT AWAY ON WEBSITES. TODAY.....IT IS IN 15 PIECES.  EVERYONE HELPS ME LOAD THE TV PIECES INTO THE VAN. I WILL UNLOAD IT TOMORROW AT THE NAIL'S DUMPSTER. LOOKS LIKE EACH WEEK I WILL UNLOAD SOMETHING.

 REALISTICALLY THIS SHUT DOWN COULD EASILY GO TO AUGUST. WE ARE TALKING A FULL RECESSION AND THE NAIL WILL TAKE A PRETTY BIG HIT.

 WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

  WE HAVE A NICE LEFTOVER DINNER WHILE THE KIDS ORDER SUSHI.

  OUR ELDEST NOT TAKING THIS " HOME SHELTERING " OR " SOCIAL DISTANCING " TOO SERIOUSLY. SHE WENT TO A FRIEND'S BOND FIRE PARTY. I WILL STEP IN FROM NOW ON.

 WATCHED AMERICAN IDOL AND 20/20 ON THE VIRUS OUTBREAK.

  I TRIED TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL BUT WAS TOO TIRED.

  OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. EVEN WHEN THE PUP JUMPED ON MY BED AROUND 6AM.

  TUESDAY      3 - 17 - 20

  THE NEWS SAYS , " THE MILLENNIALS ARE NOT DOING THEIR PART. " THEY ARE RIGHT........I KNOW.

  WATCHING THE NEWS PRETTY MUCH 8+ HOURS OF THE DAY. THIS IS GETTING PRETTY DAMN REAL WHEN THE U.S. HAS VIRUS CASES DOUBLE SINCE FRIDAY. THIS IS SOME SERIOUS SHIT AND NOT ALL OF US ARE FOLLOWING WHAT OUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE ASKING. IF IT KEEPS DOUBLING WE COULD HIT A MILLION CASES IN A YEAR.

  I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO START DOWNSIZING EVERYTHING. ONE OWNER I KNOW OF A VERY LARGE BAR EMPTIED HIS PLACE OF ALL ALCOHOL.  PROBABLY NOT THE WORST IDEA. I SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR CONSOLIDATING THINGS. I ALSO EMPTIED MY VAN OF ALL THE TV PARTS.

 BACK HOME I WORK OUTSIDE WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP. I TOOK SOME THINGS OUT OF OUR GARAGE. I WAS REALLY SURPRISED I COULD NOT FIND MORE THINGS TO GET RID OF. I HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN.

  I AM LOOKING FOR A SMALL UTILITY TRAILER. I HAVE A REAL SMALL ONE IN MY GARAGE BUT IT CAN ONLY BE PULLED BY MY RIDING MOWER. I NEED SOMETHING LARGER TO LOAD MULCH UP AND DISTRIBUTE AROUND THE GARDENS. I EVEN TESTED IT UP AGAINST OUR JEEP WHICH HAS A HITCH. I AM NOT SURE IF IT WILL WORK BUT I MAY BE ABLE TO MACGYVER IT FOR SHORT DISTANCES.

 SPEAKING OF DISTANCING. WE ARE SUPPOSE TO BE " SOCIAL DISTANCING " AND " SELF SHELTERING ".....WE ARE NOT. I MEAN I CLOSED THE NAIL FOR CHRIST SAKE. WHEELS GOES OUT TO BUY COOKIES AND 3 PLACES TO FIND EGGS. OUR ELDEST INVITES A FRIEND OVER TO HANG WITH. HE IS STILL WORKING AT A GAMING STORE WITH MANY PEOPLE COMING AND GOING. ALL AMERICANS ARE ASKED TO DO ONE SIMPLE THING AND WE CAN'T. IN THE NEWS ONE GUY REFUSED TO SELF SHELTER SO THE POLICE SURROUNDED HIS HOME. WHEN HE CAME OUT....THEY SHOT HIM.

 OK , THEY DIDN'T SHOOT HIM BUT DID ARREST HIM FOR BEING AN IDIOT.

  NOT SERIOUS ENOUGH ?  POLICE HAVE BEEN ORDERED NOT TO ARREST ANYONE ON NON-VIOLENT CRIMES. BASICALLY , YOU CAN ROB A CAR AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I CLEAN ALL LEAVES AROUND OUR BBQ/TRASH CAN AREA ALONG WITH DOWN OUR OUTSIDE STEPS.  THE STEPS AND DRAIN AT THE BOTTOM MUST BE CLEAR BEFORE ANY RAIN STORM.

 ON A SPORTS NOTE - TOM BRADY IS LEAVING THE PATRIOTS AFTER 20 YEARS. THERE'S SOME LOYALTY FOR YA. IT'S AMAZING , WHEN YOU STOP WINNING , IT STOPS RELATIONSHIPS IN ITS TRACKS. HIM AND THE COUCH HAD A GOOD " RELATIONSHIP " ONLY BECAUSE THEY WON SO MUCH.  TWENTY FUCKING YEARS AND SEE YA !!! WE KNOW THE COACH IS AN ASSHOLE BUT PLAYERS ACTUALLY SAY BRADY IS VERY COOL.

 I GO ON MY ROOF TO CLEAR PINE NEEDLES OUT OF THE METAL VALLEYS WE HAVE. THESE PINE NEEDLES BUILD UP AND CAN EASILY START A LEAK ON A STRONG RAIN. I KNOW......IT DID ONE YEAR.

  DID SOME LEGWORK ON VERTICAL SIDING. I FINISHED ABOUT HALF ON OUR PATIO 3 YEARS AGO AND I LIKE TO FINISH THE REST.

 BROUGHT UPSTAIRS FROM OUR BASEMENT CONSTRUCTION MASKS. I HAVE NOT USED THESE IN YEARS.

 WHEELS AND I SLICE LUNCH MEAT.  THE UPSTAIRS IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT. I KNOW BECAUSE OUR KID IS STOCKING FOOD , DRINK , AND KITCHEN SUPPLIES UP THERE. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH ANY FOOD UPSTAIRS. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE SAYING THIS TO MY DAD. HE FUCKING PUT ME THROUGH A WALL AND THROW THE FRIDGE DOWN THE STEPS............WHICH I AM VERY CLOSE TO DOING.

  A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST. OUR ELDEST ORDERS FOOD AGAIN AND EATS UPSTAIRS. AGAIN , MY PARENTS WOULD HAVE A SHIT FIT IF ANY OF THE SONS EVER FUCKING DID THIS. 

  AFTER DINNER I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL WHICH I STARTED LAST NIGHT. I FINISHED IT TODAY AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. LATER WE WATCHED A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF OUTLANDER.

  THE NEWS IS SO SCARY AND DEPRESSING THAT I AM ACTUALLY GETTING SICK OF HEARING SO MUCH PANIC AND BAD UPDATES. BUT , WE NEED TO DO THIS.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I TOSS AND TURN ALL NIGHT. UP EVERY FRIGGIN' HOUR. OUR YOUNGEST TAKES THE PUP FOR THE NIGHT. THE PUP STARTED IN THE CRATE BUT BY 5:15AM SHE WANTED OUT.

 EARLIER , I SNUGGLED WITH MY YOUNGEST AND SAID , " MAN , THIS IS GOING TO BE NICE TO DO EVERYDAY UNTIL AUGUST. " SHE GROANS.

 ANOTHER DREAM ABOUT L.M. AND D.E. AT THEIR HOME. I STOPPED BY TO VISIT AND AGAIN NO ONE WOULD TALK TO ME EXCEPT L.M.  SHE WAS SAD AND LOOKED STRESSED OUT. SHE LOOKED SO DRAINED I FELT BAD FOR HER.

   WEDNESDAY     3 - 18 - 20

  I LITERALLY DID NOT KNOW WHAT DAY IT WAS. I HAD TO CHECK MY CELL PHONE.

  SOME POSITIVE SIGNS IN CHINA AND INDIA WITH A COMBATANT TO THE VIRUS.  LOOKS LIKE THE U.S. WILL FAST TRACK THIS ANTIVIRAL TREATMENT.

 CONTINUING MY OUTDOOR PROJECTS WITH MY FAVORITE THING TO DO........WEEDING.  I DID 5 GARDENS TODAY. I HAD THE PUP OUT WITH ME 2 1/2 HOURS. I ALSO WENT THROUGH MY GARAGE TO THROW SOME THINGS OUT. I STILL ONLY ADDED A LITTLE BIT TO MY PILE.

 KIDS PICK UP WEEDS FOR ME AND FILL SOME TRASHCANS. THEY ALSO PICKED UP ALL THE SEA SHELLS FROM ALL GARDENS.

  A FRIEND STOPS OVER TO RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE LAST MINUTE. I KINDA CAN'T BLAME HIM. IT'S A GOOD PLACE TO GO WITH NO ONE AROUND. WE STAYED 10 FEET APART.

  MULCHING WITHOUT MY CRAP VAN LEAVES ME SOME DECISIONS :

 1 - USE MY NEW VAN. ( FREE )

 2 - HAVE A DELIVERY ( $420 - $600 )

 3 - PURCHASE A SMALL UTILITY TRAILER ( $200 - $500 PLUS PURCHASING A HITCH ( $20 ) - WOULD ONLY USE IT SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR )

 4 - HAVE SOMEONE DELIVER & MULCH ( $600 - $1,000 )

  I HAVE A SMALL UTILITY TRAILER IN MY GARAGE BUT IT CAN ONLY BE PULLED BY OUR RIDING MOWER. I COULD MACGYVER IT WITH HIGHER WALLS AND SOME HOW CONNECT IT TO MY JEEP WITCH HAS A HITCH ALREADY.

  DINNER WITH OUR YOUNGEST AND WE CHILL WITH THE PUP.

 HAD TO GIVE THE STOP SIGN TO OUR ELDEST. SHE WANTED TO GO TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR A FIRE PIT PARTY. I SWEAR THESE KIDS ARE JUST NOT GETTING IT. IT TOOK US 20 MINUTES TO CONVINCE THE KID OF THE SEVERITY OF THIS PLAGUE.

  SETTLE IN AND WATCH SOME TV. SOME VERY GOOD EPISODES OF OUTLANDER AND THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON.  WITH THE OJ TRIAL I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON FACTS VS COLLUSION. IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING HOW ATTORNEYS CAN BLUR WHAT THEY WANT...........WHETHER GOOD OR BAD.

 OFF TO BED. WE CONTINUE TO CRATE THE PUP. SHE IS BEING GOOD BUT SHE GOT ME UP AT 5:15AM. THE GOOD THING SHE EATS , PEES , AND POOPS ALL IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES SO I AM BACK TO BED QUITE QUICKLY.

 WHILE THE PUP WAS EATING I USED THE BATHROOM. I TOOK SOME ASPIRIN. MAN THAT MULCHING TOOK SOME ENERGY OUT OF ME.

  THURSDAY       3 - 19 - 20

  GETTING PRICING FOR MULCH AND A TRAILER.  BOTH ARE DIFFICULT.

  DELIVERING MULCH IS $400+. SO FAR THAT IS THE BEST PRICE I CAN GET FOR THE AMOUNT NEEDED. TO HAVE MULCH DELIVERED AND INSTALLED I GOT A PRICE OF $1100.  THIS IS TOUGH DECISION BECAUSE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WE GET VERY GOOD MULCH FOR FREE.

  SO I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A DECENT TRAILER FOR OVER A MONTH NOW. USING MY RUSTY NAIL ACCOUNT I LOW BALLED A GUY AND HE TOLD ME TO GO TO HOME DEPOT....BASICALLY TO GO POUND SAND. SO , I USED ANOTHER ACCOUNT AND CONTACTED HIM AGAIN AFTER A MONTH. HE CAME DOWN IN PRICE AND IT IS A VERY GOOD DEAL.

 I NEED A BALL HITCH FOR MY CAR WHICH ALREADY HAS A MOUNT. SO , I NEED TO LOOK FOR ONE.

  TAKE A RIDE WITH THE KIDS TO THE NAIL TO JUST GET THEM OUT.  WE DECIDE TO GET ALL BEER AND LIQUOR OUT OF THE NAIL.  I ALSO REMOVED ALL CASH.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL AND HAVE DINNER.  MY YOUNGEST ASKS IF SHE CAN GO TO VALLEY FORGE PARK WITH 3 FRIENDS. SHE KNEW THE ANSWER BEFORE SHE FINISHED THE QUESTION.

  OF COURSE I WATCHED THE NEWS.....SO DEPRESSING. ONE FAMILY HAD 4 MEMBERS DIE WITHIN DAYS OF EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS. JESUS THAT IS JUST CRUSHINGLY SAD.

  A BAND ASKED ME TO DO A LIVE FEED FROM THE NAIL. IT BE JUST THE BAND AND A COUPLE OF PEOPLE. I NIXED IT. I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO BUNKER DOWN AND CHILL DURING THIS EPIDEMIC. I STILL THINK IT IS OKAY TO GO OUTSIDE , DRIVE AROUND , AND DO SOME WORK AWAY FROM PEOPLE. THAT IS THE KEY.......DISTANCING.

  SPRING BREAKERS WERE CALLED STUPID...AND THEY ARE. THEY ARE NOW SHUTTING DOWN ALL BEACHES AND AIRLINES WILL FOLLOW.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL.......VERY GOOD.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF OUTLANDER...........VERY GOOD.

  ALL OF US WATCH A SERIES CALLED GET DOWN. THE FIRST EPISODE WAS 90 MINUTES. IT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE SERIES ON NETFLIX TODAY. I CAN SEE WHY IT DID NOT LIVE UP TO ITS MONEY AMOUNT WITH THE RATINGS. I WAS SO-SO ON THIS SHOW.....AT BEST.

  TRIED SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO TRY TO SLEEP. I TOOK SOME NYQUIL. IT WORKED PRETTY GOOD.

  SATURDAY      3 - 21 - 20

  REALLY THOUGHT THIS HOME SHELTERING WOULD ACTUALLY BE NICE BONDING FOR A LITTLE BIT.  I GUESS STRESS AND WORRY OVERLAP BONDING. PEOPLE JUST DO NOT CHANGE NO MATTER WHAT. I ALWAYS SAID PEOPLE USE THE " I " WORD WAY MORE THAN HELPING OTHERS.  MY MOTTO IN LIFE , " I WILL DO 10 THINGS FOR YOU BEFORE YOU DO ONE FOR  ME. " THIS IS HOW MY PARENTS BROUGHT ME UP.

  I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A TRAILER TO DO MULCHING WITH. I DO NOT WANT TO PACK THE NEW VAN WITH DIRT. I RECEIVED ABOUT 5 ESTIMATES FOR MULCHING AND DELIVERING AND ALL OF THEM ARE PRETTY EXPENSIVE.  I KNOW PEOPLE CALL ME CHEAP ( EVEN THOUGH I OWN 2 WATERFRONT VACATION HOMES ) BUT FREE AND DOING IT YOURSELF MAKES MORE SENSE TO ME. IT SUCKS I HAVE TO DO IT MYSELF WITH NO HELP.  I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD BECAUSE WHEN I WAS LIVING WITH MY PARENTS IF THEY ASKED ME TO DO SOMETHING THE WORD " NO " WAS NEVER SAID......NOT ONE FUCKING TIME. IT WOULD BE INCONCEIVABLE TO SAY " NO " TO MY DAD OR MOM. 

 A LOT DIFFERENT WITH TODAY'S YOUNG ADULTS. IN NEW JERSEY LIQUOR STORES WERE SUPPOSE TO BE CLOSED. ONE STORE OPENED AND LINES WERE FORMED IMMEDIATELY AROUND THE CORNER. THE POLICE CAME AND SHUT IT DOWN. YOUNG PEOPLE WERE LAUGHING AND SAYING THEY GOT THEIR " BOOZE ON ".

  ANOTHER STORY OF A WOMAN 95 YEARS OLD BEING INTERVIEWED BEHIND A DOOR OF HER HOME FOR SAFETY. THE REPORTER ASKED , " WHY DO YOU THINK THESE KIDS WILL NOT LEAVE THE BEACHES ? " SHE RESPONDED , " WHEN I WAS YOUNG WE JUST DID WHAT OUR PARENTS OR ELDERS ASKED US. WE NEVER QUESTIONED IT. MAYBE THAT'S WHY I AM 95 YEARS OLD. " I COULD NOT AGREE MORE.

  I ACTUALLY GOT NERVOUS TODAY ABOUT TAKING A RIDE TO GET SOME THINGS I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. WELL , IT STRUCK TWICE. NOT NERVOUS ABOUT THE VIRUS BUT HOW THINGS WOULD LINE UP. I WAS AMAZED EVERYTHING LINED UP PERFECTLY.

  SO MY PLAN HAD 2 PARTS. IF THE FIRST PART DID NOT WORK.....I WAS SCREWED WITH A PERFECT PLAN.

  1 - DRIVE TO LANSDALE AND PICK UP A BALL & HITCH MOUNT. I HAVE THE SLEEVE OR " TONGUE " ALREADY INSTALLED ON MY CAR SO THIS COULD BE A HUGE SCORE. IT HAS TO BE 1 1/4". IF IT IS NOT THE RIGHT SIZE I WILL GO TO A LOWES OR HOME DEPOT WHICH I SO DO NOT WANT TO DO......MOST NEED TO BE ORDERED ONLINE AND IT WOULD TAKE WAY MORE TIME. I FIND A NICE WOMAN ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE AND SHE SAYS SHE WILL SELL ME HER'S FOR $10. TOTAL PRICE FOR ALL PARTS I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS OVER $70. I KNOW THIS IS CHEAPIE BUT AGAIN....WHY NOT INVESTIGATE. INSTRUCTIONS WERE SHE LEAVE THE HITCH IN A BAG ON HER DRIVEWAY. IF IT FITS I WOULD LEAVE MONEY IN AN ENVELOPE UNDER HER DOOR MAT. I ARRIVE IN VERY GOOD TIME AND THERE'S THE BAG IN THE DRIVEWAY. I PULL UP , GET OUT , GRAB THE HITCH , AND SEE IF IT FITS. I AM ASTONISHED IT MATCHED PERFECTLY. I PUT $10 IN AN ENVELOPE AND SLIDE IT UNDER HER DOOR MAT. I KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND AS I WAS GETTING IN ME CAR I WAVE AND SAY , " THANK YOU AND BE SAFE ". SHE RECIPROCATES. SHE WAS VERY COOL AS WE COMMUNICATED VIA FACEBOOK MESSAGING. IMAGINE THAT.....JUST BEING POLITE AND NICE ?

 2 - DRIVE TO BETHLEHEM TO PICK UP A TRAILER. IT IS THE SIZE I WANT AND THE PRICE IS SPOT ON. I SEARCHED FOR 2 MONTHS AND NOTHING WAS UNDER $500. THIS GUY WANTED $200. I ASKED , " HAVE YOU GOT OFFERS ? " HE REPLIED , " YES , ALOT. " THIS TOLD ME HE WAS NOT NEGOTIATING TOO MUCH PLUS IT IS THE SAME GUY I LOWBALLED 2 MONTHS AGO SO I SIMPLY ASKED , " WHAT PRICE WOULD YOU BE CONTENT WITH ? " I KNEW HE WAS SICK OF TRYING TO SELL IT AND THE PRICE WOULD COME DOWN. HE RESPONDED , " $140 " . THIS WAS MORE THAN FAIR AND HE JUST PUT ON NEW TIRES.

 2A - OF COURSE HIS ADDRESS IS NOT ON THE STREET BUT HE CALLS ME AND I AM ONLY 1 BLOCK AWAY. THE GUY IS COOL AND WE TALK AND KEEP OUR DISTANCE. HE HELPS LOCK THE TRAILER TO THE HITCH AND I WAS OUT OF THERE. NOW THE DRIVE HOME......NERVOUS BY MYSELF. I HAD TO DRIVE AND KEEP AN EYE ON THE TRAILER TOO.

  I WAS PRETTY NERVOUS DRIVING WITH A TRAILER. I KEPT THINKING IF THIS THING POPS OFF I AM GOING TO CAUSE A HUGE ACCIDENT. TRAFFIC WAS LIGHT AND THE EXPRESSWAY MOVED NICELY. I NEVER DROVE OVER 50 MPH. I MAKE IT HOME SAFELY.

  I DECIDE TO CONTINUE TO WEED WHACK WHAT I DID NOT FINISH YESTERDAY BECAUSE MY 2 BATTERIES FAILED. I CHARGED THEM OVER NIGHT AND SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR WHACKING. IT WORKED NICELY.

  BACK INSIDE I WATCH A MOVIE CALLED A STAR IS BORN. IT STARS LADY GAGA AND BRADLEY COOPER. OVERALL IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE BUT I HAD SOME ISSUES.  BUT IT WAS COOL HAVING SAM ELLIOTT , DAVE CHAPPELLE , AND ANDREW DICE CLAY IN IT.

  ONE WEEK OFF - NO WRITING - DAMN COVID - 19

 SUNDAY     3 - 29 - 20

  THIS COVID-19 VIRUS IS VERY SERIOUS AND PEOPLE ARE STILL TAKING IT LIGHTLY. TO THIS DAY I STILL SEE COLLEGE KIDS PLAYING FULL COURT BASKETBALL TOGETHER AND ON THE NEWS THEY INTERVIEWED A MINISTER WHO ALLOWED HIS CHURCH TO FILL UP WITH PARISHIONERS TO HAVE PRAYER. HE FIGURED GOD WOULD BLESS AND KEEP THEM SAFE.

  I WANTED TO TAKE ONE WEEK OFF FROM COMPUTER WEBSITES ( FACEBOOK , ETC ) AND CELL PHONES.

  WATCHING TRUMP EVERY DAY IS JUST A PURE SHIT SHOW. THIS GUY REPRESENTS OUR COUNTRY.....JESUS CHRIST. HIS VOCABULARY HAS ABOUT 50 WORDS AND HE CUTS UP GOVERNORS. I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT BTU PEOPLE LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE IS THE HOWARD STERN OF POLITICS.

  FOR ONE WEEK I DECIDED TO TAKE A BREAK FROM WRITING.  SO HERE IS SOME HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS PAST WEEK.

 - IT IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING WATCHING THE NEWS AND EACH DAY IT CONTINUES TO GET WORSE.

 - WHEELS , KIDS , AND PUP STAY AT MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR THE WEEK. THEY RETURNED TODAY AND SAID THEY LOVED IT UP THERE......LESS PEOPLE. I CAN'T BLAME THEM.

 - I HAD MY OUTDOOR PROJECTS TO KEEP ME BUSY AND THEY SURE DID.

 - WEEDED THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. I HAD WEEDS ALL OVER THE STREET , DRIVEWAY , AND OUR YARD. OVER 4 HOURS 10 DIFFERENT PEOPLE STOPPED THEIR VEHICLES DRIVING BY OR WALKING AND SAID THEY LOVED OUR FRONT GARDENS. ONE OLDER GENTLEMAN WAS MY FAVORITE AND SAID , " I ALWAYS ENJOY  DRIVING BY YOUR HOUSE AND REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DONE WITH YOUR PROPERTY. " I REPLIED , " I PAY $10 AN HOUR IF YOU LIKE TO HELP." HE GIGGLES AND DROVE AWAY. THEY GUY WAS AT LEAST 90 YEARS OLD.

 - WEED WHACKED THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. I WENT CRAZY WITH THIS BECAUSE SOON I WILL TACKLE SEALING THE DRIVEWAY. REMEMBER THE CRAIGSLIST PURCHASE OF 14 FIVE GALLON BUCKETS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER I GOT 6 MONTHS AGO ?

 - CUT THE LAWNS. MY RIDING MOWER IS A BEAST. AFTER A LONG WINTER IT BASICALLY STARTED RIGHT UP.

 - RE-CUT LARGE LOG BORDERS ALONG OUR LARGEST GARDEN OUT FRONT. EVERY DAY I HAVE MY TOOLS , EXTENSION CORDS , RADIO , AND MORE OUT THERE.

 - I USED CARPETING TO COVER AS MUCH GARDENS AS I COULD. WHY ? - I AM NOT A FAN OF WEEDING. I GOT A TON OF NEW CARPET FROM A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE 10 MONTHS AGO BUT NEVER USED IT. THE LARGE CARPET JUST SAT IN OUR GARAGE. DID YOU KNOW CARPET TAKE 1,000 YEARS TO BIO-DEGRADE IN A LAND FILL ?  THEY RECOMMEND HOME OWNERS TO USE THEM IN YOUR GARDENS AND YARD AREAS TO PREVENT WEEDS AND SAVE THE LANDFILLS.....AS LONG AS THEY ARE POROUS.

 - WORKING ON MY NEW " USED " TRAILER. I HAVE SPENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME AND I FOUND OUT OUR CAR ALREADY HAS WIRING TO IT. I ORDERED A $5 DOLLAR PART FROM HOME DEPOT AND GOT ALL THE LIGHTS TO WORK ON THE TRAILER. IT WAS AWESOME. UNFORTUNATELY , I BLEW A FUSE. I SPENT OVER AN HOUR SEARCHING FOR THE BLOWN FUSE. LITTLE DID I KNOW THERE IS A 2ND FUSE BOX UNDER THE STEERING WHEEL. I SEARCHED THE WRONG FUSE BOX IN THE ENGINE AREA. BY 4PM I WAS JUST TOO DAMN TIRED TO CONTINUE IT. I WILL TACKLE IT AGAIN TOMORROW. TO GET THE LIGHTS TO WORK WAS KINDA COOL......UNTIL IT WENT TO SHIT.

 - THE WORK ON THE TRAILER HAD SEVERAL SMALL PROJECTS TOO. ONE DAY WHILE IT WAS RAINING I SET UP LIGHTS IN OUR GARAGE. I TURNED ON OUR OLD STEREO AND WORKED WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC. IT WAS CALMING BUT ALSO FRUSTRATING. I WANTED TO REMOVE " THE TONGUE " OF THE TRAILER HITCH TO EASIER GET TO WIRING. OF COURSE , ONE F'N BOLT WOULD NOT COME OFF AND WAS VERY INACCESSIBLE. I WASTED 1 HOUR AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER. OF COURSE , ONE BOLT WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO SCREW THE NUT BACK ON. I HAD TO REPLACE IT. SIMPLE JOBS AND I SPENT OVER 3 HOURS IN THE GARAGE. I PAINTED A METAL BAR TO BE ATTACHED TO THE BACK AND INSTALLED A LICENSE PLATE WHILE USING MY BROTHER P-TOUCH WRITING THE WORD " TRAILER " ON THE LICENSE PLATE. YEP , THIS IS TOTALLY ILLEGAL BUT I AM USING THIS TRAILER MAYBE TWICE A YEAR AT MOST SO I REALLY DO NOT FEEL LIKE GOING THROUGH THE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW WITH ALL THE VIRUS SHIT GOING ON.

 - CONTACTED OUR LOCAL PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. THEY ARE NOT COLLECTING WEEDS ON WEDNESDAYS FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS AND MULCH IS NOT BEING PRODUCED RIGHT NOW. I SPENT TIME FINDING THE 8 PARKS WHERE MULCH IS BEING DELIVERED AND IT USUALLY IS IN THE BEGINNING OF APRIL BUT WHO THE HELL KNOWS NOW. MY YARD IS WONDERFULLY WEEDED WITH UPSIDE DOWN CARPET ON IT.....BLOW.

 - I ALSO BEEN TAKING RIDES TO THE NAIL TO CHECK THE MAIL , CLEAN SURFACES , AND PAINTED THE BAR. I REMOVED ALL BEER AND BOOZE TO HOME TOO.

 - ONE THING I NOTICED BEING BY YOURSELF FOR A WEEK......YOU DON'T TALK MUCH. IT WAS KINDA WEIRD LIKE I WAS IN THE MOVIE CAST AWAY WITH TOM HANKS. YOU JUST DON'T TALK. I DID OCCASIONALLY TALK TO MY PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS THOUGH.

 - SPEAKING OF MOVIES AND TV. HERE IS A LIST : TIGER KING ( HOLY SHIT - IT IS BLOWING UP THE INTERNET AND #1 SERIES ON NETFLIX - TRUE EVENTS ) , PICARD ( VERY GOOD ) , THE HUNTERS ( TRUE EVENTS - VERY GOOD - THE OPENING SCENE IS F'D UP BIG TIME ) , ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD ( SLOW MOVING BUT WAS OKAY TO GOOD. I REALLY LIKED THE " ALTERNATIVE " ENDING ) , AND THE PLATFORM ( VERY BAD - SOUND OR SPEAKING PARTS WERE HORRIBLE WITH ECHOING ).

 - ON CRAIGSLIST I FOUND A GUY WHO REMOVES ANY BIG APPLIANCES AND MORE FOR.......FREE. THIS GUY IS EXCELLENT.  HE CAME OUT TO OUR HOUSE AND TOOK THINGS SITTING IN OUR GARAGE FOR OVER 5 YEARS........A DRYER , WASHER , A SLOW COOKER & SUPER HEAVY OVEN , CANDY MACHINE , AND 2 TOOL BOXES.  THIS REALLY HELPED CLEAR SOME SPACE OUT OF OUR GARAGE. DURING THE WEEK I SPENT AT LEAST 4 HOURS CLEANING , ORGANIZING , AND TRASHING THINGS TO THE NAIL DUMPSTER......BEST DUMPSTER EVER.

 - SPENT SOME TIME ORGANIZING MY TOOL ROOM IN OUR BASEMENT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING THINGS OUT OF THERE TOO.

 - I SEARCHED THE HOUSE 2 TIMES OVER FOR OUR BROTHER P-TOUCH PRINTING MACHINE. IT ENDS UP IN MY BEDROOM WHERE I ABSOLUTELY KNEW IT WAS. I CHECK UNDER MY BED AND NOTHING , BUT WHILE ON THE GROUND I TURN AND SEE IT IS UNDER A FILING CABINET IN MY ROOM.......45 MINUTES WASTED. THOUGH I DID FIND A TON OF OTHER STUFF.

 - I HAVE BEEN PLAYING SOME FUN ENTERTAINING GAMES OF SCRABBLE AND POKER.

 - TALK TO AND EMAILED 2 DIFFERENT EMPLOYEES AT " J & L SIDING AND ROOFING ". NEITHER GOT BACK TO ME.

 - WAS CHECKING MY CELL PHONE ONCE A DAY. I TURN IT ON AND THERE WOULD BE 30 TEXTS FROM A GROUP EMAIL. I AM REALLY NOT A FAN OF THESE.

 - FOR 5 YEARS I HAVE BEEN ASKING A RENTER TO MOVE AN ABANDONED CAR IN THE DRIVEWAY. THE ANSWER OF 100 TIMES IS ALWAYS " I AM WAITING FOR THE STATE TO SEND ME A TITLE " OR " MY BROTHER IS PICKING IT UP TOMORROW. " THIS WENT ON FOR 5 YEARS. I TRIED TO CUT THE LAWN ON MY RIDING MOWER AND COULD NOT GET BY THE 2 VEHICLES. I RETURN HOME AND GO TO CRAIGSLIST. I FIND A GUY WHO TOWS VEHICLES AND PAYS $150. I CALL HIM AND HE SAYS " I WILL BE THERE IN ONE HOUR. "

  OF COURSE I GET A TEXT FROM OUR RENTER. THE KITCHEN AREA I FIXED AND ROOF IS ALL FINE. ABOVE THE KITCHEN SHE HAS BEEN CLEANING AND ORGANIZING. SHE MOVED A LARGE CLOTHES CHEST AND THE WALL WAS CAVED IN A DETERIORATED...........NICE.

  AFTER WORKING ON THE TRAILER AND GARAGE I SETTLED IN WITH WHEELS , KIDS , AND THE PUPPY. THEY TAUGHT THE PUP TO JUMP THROUGH A HULA HOOP.....TOO FUNNY. ANYWAY , WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF OUTLANDER ( GOOD ) AND AN EPISODE OF OZARK ( EXCELLENT ).

  OFF TO BED TO WATCH THE NEWS IN MY BEDROOM AND FALL ASLEEP. I WAS UP AT 5AM. I FINALLY GOT UP AT 5:30AM. I WALKED THE PUP AND FED HER. LET THE VIRUS RIDDEN DAY BEGIN.

 OH , WHEN I GOT UP AT 5:30AM OUR HOUSE SMELLED LIKE POT.

  MONDAY     3 - 30 - 20

  WORKED ON THE TRAILER'S LIGHTING SYSTEM AGAIN. I FOUND THE BURNT OUT FUSE AND JUST FLIPPED FLOPPED IT WITH A SIMILAR FUSE. I INSTALLED A HANDLE AND 2 HOOKS AND PAINTED THEM ALONG WITH TESTING SAFETY CHAINS.  AFTER 30 MINUTES OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE WIRING I DECIDED TO JUST DO ONE WIRE AT A TIME. THIS WAS THE BEST WAY TO TROUBLE SHOOT. WITHIN MINUTES I HAD BOTH TURN SIGNALS WORKING AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS. THIS IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. I REALLY GOT LUCKY ONE OF OUR VEHICLES ALREADY HAD A HITCH AND WIRING. THIS WAS A HUGE SCORE. NOW.....WHEN WILL THE MULCH COME IN ?

  I EMAILED THE TOWNSHIP AND THE REP GOT BACK TO ME VERY QUICKLY. THEY ARE NOT PICKING UP YARD TRASH ANYMORE. THIS IS NOT GOOD SINCE I HAVE 7 TRASHCANS OF WEEDS AND ALL OUR GARDENS ARE READY FOR MULCHING.

  TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO TAKE MORE BOOZE OUT AND DUMP 3 LARGE BOXES OF ADULT DIAPERS. YEP.......ADULT DIAPERS I GOT OFF CRAIGSLIST FOR FREE TO HELP OUR AILING DOG. I WAS GOING TO GIVE THEM TO A NURSING HOME. I WAITED ABOUT 6+ MONTHS BUT NO ONE WANTED THEM. I SAVED ONE PACK FOR MYSELF.....OR MAYBE FOR A CERTAIN FAMILY MEMBER AT AN EAGLES GAMES. HE HAS A VERY SMALL BLADDER.

 TALKED TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT FAMILY MEMBERS TODAY. EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE HANGING IN THERE.

  THE NEWS CONTINUES TO BE MORE BLEAKER BY THE DAY.

 OUR ACCOUNTANT SAYS I CAN APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE THE GOVERNMENT SHUT OUR BAR DOWN. GOING BY OUR TAX RETURNS IT WON'T BE MUCH. WE HAVE 2 OTHER AVENUES TO GET MONETARY SUPPORT.

  WATCHING MORE TV - OZARK ( EXCELLENT ) , PICARD ( VERY GOOD ) , THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON ( MIND BLOWING HOW DIRECT PHYSICAL EVIDENCE IS JUST CLOUDED BY SUPER UNETHICAL ATTORNEYS ) 

  THEY DID A SURVEY ON THIS TRIAL. SOME INTERESTING NUMBERS :

  1994 - THE HEIGHT OF THE TRIAL -  78% OF WHITE PEOPLE SAID O.J. WAS GUILTY.

                                                              - 22% OF AFRICAN AMERICANS SAID O.J. WAS GUILTY. ( 78% NOT GUILTY )

  2015 - THE MOST RECENT POLL BY THE WASHINGTON POST :

                                                              - 83% OF WHITE PEOPLE SAID O.J. WAS GUILTY.

                                                              - 57% OF AFRICAN AMERICANS SAID O.J. WAS GUILTY. ( 43% NOT GUILTY )

  A STAGGERING JUMP IN AFRICAN AMERICANS OPINIONS 20 YEARS LATER.

  MADE SOME STILETTOS TONIGHT ALONG WITH SOME BLUE MOONS. WHEELS ALSO GOT A NEW BOTTLE OF APRICOT BRANDY.

  OFF TO BED AND IT WAS MY TURN WITH THE PUP.  I WALKED HER AT 10:30PM AND SHE DID BOTH HER THINGS. IN HER CRATE SHE CRASHED RIGHT AWAY. UNFORTUNATELY , SHE GOT BACK UP AT 3:15AM. I WALKED HER AGAIN AND SHE DID BOTH HER THINGS AGAIN. I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 3:30AM WRITING THIS BLOG AND PLAYING A LITTLE INTERNET SCRABBLE. BACK IN MY BED WITH THE PUP. IT SUCKS NOT FALLING ASLEEP AGAIN BUT THE PUP DID LINE HERSELF UP ALONG MY BACK WHICH WAS KINDA NICE.

  TUESDAY       3 - 31 - 20

 WELP.....GOTTA FIX IT.

 A RENTAL PROPERTY HAD A SMALL PART OF A LOWER BEDROOM WALL CAVE IN. IT WAS REALLY DETERIORATED. SO , I WENT INTO MY BASEMENT'S CRAWL SPACE AND GOT THE MATERIAL I NEEDED. THAN , EXCHANGED VEHICLES AND LOADED 50 TOOLS. I HEAD TO THE PROPERTY WITH PLASTIC GLOVES AND MASK.

 TRASH MEN DID NOT TAKE MY CANS OF WEEDS. I HAVE 7 BUT I ONLY PUT OUT 2 HOPING THEY TAKE THEM. THEY HAVE IN THE PAST......NOT TODAY.

 I ARRIVE AT THE PROPERTY AND SEE THE OLD S.U.V. VEHICLE IS STILL THERE. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT. THE RENTER SAYS SHE TEXTED THE TOW TRUCK GUY TWICE. I DECIDE TO CALL HIM. HE WAS THERE IN 40 MINUTES AND REMOVED THE VEHICLE AND PAID $150 FOR THE TRUCK.......DONE.

 TOW TRUCK GUY GAVE SOME GOOD ADVICE ON OUR VAN.......FLUSH IT EVERY 2 YEARS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT " FLUSH IT " MEANS BUT I WILL TRY TO STAY ON TOP OF IT. THE RENTER IS SO HAPPY SHE HAS A BACK YARD NOW. ME....IT WAS AN EYE SORE BIG TIME.

 I ALSO CALLED MY NEW CRAIGSLIST HOOK-UP FOR GETTING RID OF APPLIANCES FOR FREE. I HAVE 3 BROKEN WASHING MACHINES IN THE BASEMENT.  YEP....3 TIMES I CHANGED THE WASHING MACHINE THERE. UNFORTUNATELY , HE KEPT PUSHING ME BACK TO AFTER 9PM. I RE-SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW. I WILL TRY TO GET THE MACHINES OUT MYSELF BUT I AM SURE I WILL POP AT LEAST ONE NUT.

  I BEGIN BRINGING TARPS AND TOOLS UP TO THE BEDROOM OF THE RENTAL. FIRST I MUST CLEAR A TON OF DEBRIS. IT IS OLD BRICKS , STONES , LATHE , RED BRICK DUST , AND MORE. ONE SMALL AREA FILLED A TRASH BAG......I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. I CLEAN THE WHOLE WALL AND AREA. I GO OUTSIDE AND CUT 1/4" UNDERLAYMENT TO COVER THE OPEN WALL AREA. THIS IS JUST A PATCH FOR NOW SINCE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE WORLD I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO GET INTO A FULL RE-DRYWALL. I ALSO INSULATED THE WALL WITH FOAM I HAD IN MY BASEMENT.  THIS IS A PAIN IN THE ASS JOB BY I FIGURE A PRICE FOR THIS HAD TO BE AROUND $500 WITH MATERIAL AND LABOR. I TRIM OUT WHERE THE 2 WALLS MEET AND CAULK ALL SEAMS AFTER SCREWING THE WALLS TIGHT. I PUT A FAN ON IT TO DRY THE CAULK AND TOMORROW I WILL PAINT THE WALL TO SEMI-MATCH THE ORIGINAL COLOR.

 OF COURSE I FORGET CERTAIN TOOLS LIKE A CIRCULAR SAW. I DRIVE BACK AND FORTH TO OUR HOUSE TO GET NEEDED MATERIAL AND TOOLS.......LIKE AN IDIOT.  WHEN DONE WITH THE INSTALLATION I CLEAN UP BY VACUUMING THE AREA. I LAY A TARP DOWN AND LEAVE SOME MINOR TOOLS AND PAINT FOR TOMORROW.

 BACK HOME I AM TIRED FROM GOING UP AND DOWN STAIRCASES 20 TIMES. I WAS GOING TO WAIT UNTIL WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY TO DO THIS JOB BUT I FIGURED I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT DAY IT IS ANYWAY SO WHY NOT DO IT NOW. PLUS.......MY YARD PROJECTS CAN WAIT. THIS WAS A KID'S BEDROOM AND NEEDED TO BE FIXED.

  I CHILL AT MY DESK AND FINISH WATCHING AN EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD......IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WHEELS MAKES A NICE DINNER AND WE CHILL AT THE TABLE.

 BOTH WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST GO FOOD SHOPPING. THEY DO WEAR GLOVES AND MASKS.

  WE MOVE TO THE MAIN ROOM TO WATCH SOME TV SHOWS. ONE EPISODE OF OZARK WAS VERY GOOD. WE ALSO WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON. I AM OVER THE TOP INTRIGUED ABOUT THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY. IT IS JUST AMAZING HOW MANIPULATIVE THE ATTORNEYS CAN BE. ALSO , HOW CRUEL THE MEDIA CAN BE ESPECIALLY WITH MARSHA CLARK.

  EVIDENCE VERSE DOUBT. JOHNNIE COCHRANE AND THE DREAM TEAM SURE DID PLACE DOUBT IN THE JURY'S HEADS. IT WAS COMPLETELY UNETHICAL TO SAY THE LEAST. THEY ONLY CARED ABOUT WINNING AND NOT THE TRUTH. THEY MADE IT SEEM LIKE THE POLICE ( FURMAN AND 2 OTHER OFFICERS ) MOVED BLOOD AROUND TO 5 DIFFERENT AREAS TO " SET-UP " O.J. THE BLACK MAN.  MARSHA CLARK DESCRIBED IT TO SOME AFRICAN AMERICANS IN A BAR WHEN SHE WAS ATTENDING A FUN BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH CHRIS DARDEN. SHE SAID " THIS WAS THE MOST INTRICATE " SET-UP " EVER. WHEN SHE EXPLAINED HOW AND " IF " THE COPS COULD DO THIS IT WOULD OF BEEN COMPARABLE TO MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.

 I HAVE SERVED ON JURY 8 TIMES. THREE TIMES AS A CAPTAIN AND TWICE AS A FOREPERSON. I NEVER GOT CAUGHT UP IN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS PRESENTED BY THE DEFENSE. I JUST LISTENED TO FACTS AND WHAT WAS LOGICAL. O.J.'S AND BOTH VICTIM'S BLOOD WERE AT 5 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.......2 HOMES , THE WHITE BRONCO , THE ACTUAL MURDER AREA OUT FRONT OF THE HOUSE , AND AN ALLEY WAY. IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH COMMON SENSE TO PUT TOGETHER THIS PUZZLE. ONE PERSON ( O.J. ) WAS TRANSFERRING THE BLOOD AND D.N.A. FROM PLACE TO PLACE......NOT 3 POLICEMEN IN A SABOTAGE EFFORT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SUPER STAR.  I AM JUST SO FASCINATED ON HOW PEOPLE CAME BE MANIPULATED. BOTH EPISODES WERE EXCELLENT , SADDENING, AND FRUSTRATING. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST RACIAL SEGREGATION IN ANY MEDIA OR EVENT IN THE NATION. MANY INTERVIEWED AFRICAN AMERICANS SAID THEY DID NOT CARE GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY IT WAS ABOUT GETTING BACK FOR THE DECADES OF MISTREATMENT AND ESPECIALLY THE RODNEY KING INCIDENT. THEIR HERO O.J. WAS NOT BEING TAKEN DOWN BY " THE MAN ".

  WHEELS AND I ARE COMING UP WITH NEW CONCOCTIONS OF BOOZE. I FORGOT HOW MUCH I MISSED " STILETTO'S " AND COKE ZERO & JAMESON.

 OFF TO BED WHERE I ACTUALLY SLEPT GOOD.  

  WEDNESDAY     4 - 1 - 20

  IT USED TO BE A FUN DAY...........BUT NOT ANYMORE.

  FINISH THE JOB AND MORE.

  LOAD UP THE RIDING MOWER WITH A HAND TRUCK , 2 BUNGEE CORDS , 5 GALLON PAINT DRUM , A PAINT BRUSH , AND RIDE IT TO THE JOB. IT IS NICE ONE OF OUR RENTAL PROPERTIES IS A BLOCK AWAY. I ALSO BROUGHT GLOVES AND A MASK AGAIN.

  I MOVED A VEHICLE IN 40 MINUTES WHICH TOOK OVER 4 YEARS FOR THE RENTER TO DO. NOW THERE IS TREES AND ROOTS GROWING ALL AROUND AND UNDER WHERE THE TRUCK WAS. I TOOK MY RIDER MOWER AND JUST WENT BACK AND FORTH OVER EVERYTHING. IT LOOKS A 100 TIMES BETTERS.

 APPLIED 1 COAT OF PAINT ON MY PATCH WALL. FOR A RENTAL IT ACTUALLY CAME OUT OKAY. CLEANED UP AND BROUGHT ALL TARPS AND SUPPLIES OUTSIDE. OH , I TAKE MY GLASSES OFF BECAUSE THEY FOG UP WHEN WEARING A MASK......REMEMBER THAT.

 TO THE BASEMENT WHERE I MUST USE MY 300 POUNDS TO MOVE 2 WASHING MACHINES AND A DRYER OUT OF THE BASEMENT. I COULD WAIT FOR MY SCRAPER GUY LATER TODAY OR GET THEM OUT AND BE DONE WITH IT. SO.........I GAVE IT A SHOT.

  - FIRST WASHING MACHINE STILL HAD SOME WATER IN IT. THIS WOULD GIVE IT A LITTLE MORE WEIGHT JUST TO MAKE SURE I AT LEAST POP ONE NUT.  I USED MY HAND TRUCK AND WRAPPED 2 BUNGEE CORDS AROUND IT. FROM THE OUTSIDE I LIFTED THE DAMN MACHINE UP ONE STEP AT A TIME. LET ME TELL YOU THIS IS NO EASY TASK BY YOURSELF. I GOT IT OUTSIDE AND WAS COMPLETELY OUT OF BREATH. IT WAS LIKE I RAN A 10 MILE MARATHON.

 - SECOND WASHING MACHINE HAD MORE WATER IN IT THAN THE FIRST. THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS LUGGING IT UP STEP BY STEP BACKWARDS. SO.......I TILTED AND FLIPPED IT OUT. USING LEVERAGE I TILTED THE MACHINE ONTO THE 2ND STEP. THAN USING MY 200 POUND BELLY I FLIPPED IT UPSIDE DOWN. WATER POURED OUT WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME......LESS WEIGHT. BUT , I HAD A PROBLEM. I HAD A TOP STEP " LIP " TO GET OVER.  I STRUGGLED AND JUST COULD NOT GET A GRIP TO MOVE IT OVER THE 2 INCH LIP. I LET THE WHOLE MACHINE SLIDE BACK DOWN TO THE BASEMENT. IT WAS EXHAUSTING. I TURN THE MACHINE AROUND AND TAKE OFF THE LID. NOW I HAVE SOMETHING TO GRAB ON TO. I GIVE IT A SECOND TRY BY FLIPPING IT TO THE 2ND STEP AGAIN. THIS TIME I MANEUVER IT OVER THE LIP AND SLIDE IT OUT TO THE BACK YARD. I LAID ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO CATCH MY BREATH. SQUIRRELS WOKE ME UP BY SQUEAKING AT ME. I KNEW WHAT THEY WERE SAYING.........FATTY.

 - THE 3RD MACHINE IS A DRYER WITH NO TOP OR CONTROL BOARD. I USED THE HAND TRUCK AND BUNGEE CORDS AND THIS FELT LIKE LIFTING A FEATHER COMPARED TO THE 2 WASHING MACHINES. I PRETTY EASILY MOVED IT RIGHT OUTSIDE.

  SO NOW I HAVE ALL MACHINES OUTSIDE READY TO BE EASILY PICKED UP.

 I GO BACK INSIDE AND PAINT A 2ND COAT TO MY PATCHED WALL.

  LOAD UP EVERYTHING ( SO I THOUGHT ) AND RIDE THE LAWN MOWER HOME.  I UNLOAD AND NOTICE ONE THING RIGHT AWAY........I HAVE NO GLASSES. I WALK BACK UP TO THE RENTAL AND GRAB MY GLASSES AND WET/DRY VAC WHICH I ALSO FORGOT. I WALK BACK HOME.

  AT HOME I MAKE 2 HOTDOGS. I DO NOT KNOW WHY I WAS JONESING FOR HOTDOGS BUT I WAS. I WANT TO REST BUT THE PUP IS RAMBUNCTIOUS AND WANTS TO GO OUT. I COULD EASILY FALL ASLEEP WITH ALL THE ENERGY I USED TO GETTING THE 3 APPLIANCES OUT OF THE BASEMENT.

 I HEAD OUTSIDE FOR ANOTHER PROJECT. I WANTED TO INSTALL BETTER FLOOR BOARDS ON THE TRAILER. I REALLY LIKE THE GARAGE NOW BECAUSE I CAN EASILY MOVE AROUND IN IT. EVEN MORE IMPORTANT I CAN MOVE THE UTILITY TRAILER , LAWN TRACTOR TRAILER , RIDING MOWER , AND MY MOTORCYCLE QUITE SIMPLY NOW.

 I ROLL OUT THE UTILITY TRAILER AND BEGIN SETTING UP TOOLS AND MATERIAL. I GOOGLE IF HARDY BACK BOARDING IS OKAY TO USE. APPARENTLY THIS CEMENT / FIBER BOARD ARE EXCELLENT FOR OUTSIDE AND WEATHER PROOF. ACTUALLY MY TRAILER WILL BE SHELTERED IN A GARAGE AND ONLY USED ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR SO I DON'T CARE TOO  MUCH ABOUT WEATHER PROOFING.  ALSO, I REALLY LIKE USING MATERIAL I HAVE AROUND THE HOUSE. IT IS FREE AND GETS THINGS OUT OF STORAGE. I USED OLD 1/4' PLYWOOD FOR THE RENTAL HOUSE BEDROOM WALL JOB AND NOW I AM USING THIS HARDY BACK BOARD FOR THE TRAILER'S FLOOR..........IT WORKED PERFECT. I USED A CIRCULAR AND JIG SAW TO CUT THEM NICELY INTO PLACE. THAN I PAINTED THE FLOOR BLACK TO MATCH THE TRAILER. I SENT PICTURES TO A FAMILY MEMBER AND HE TEXTED BACK , " OH MY GOD IT LOOKS GREAT !! YOU EVEN HAVE THE LICENSE PLATE TOO. I AM SURE THIS IS REGISTERED AND LEGIT. " I TEXT BACK , " OH YEAH......ALL LEGIT. " IF THE POLICE EVER RUN MY PLATE WITH THE BROTHER P-TOUCH LABEL THAT SAYS " TRAILER " A SILVER MINIVAN WILL COME UP. YOU KNOW.....THE ONE I POOPED IN.

 I EMAILED OUR TOWNSHIP REP AGAIN. THIS TIME WHEN DRIVING TO THE NAIL AND CHECKING TO SEE IF MULCH CAME IN. I NOTICED EVERY OTHER HOUSE HAD YARD TRASH OUT AT THEIR CURBS. I WROTE HIM ABOUT THIS AND MAYBE THEY SHOULD RE-THINK THE CANCELLING OF YARD TRASH PICKUP SINCE MANY PEOPLE ARE WORKING IN THEIR YARDS TO GET THEIR MINDS OFF THE HORRENDOUS EVERY DAY NEWS.  AGAIN , HE EMAILED ME RIGHT BACK AND SAID THE WEEK OF APRIL 13TH ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY YARD TRASH WILL BE PICKED UP.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH A FAMILY MEMBER WHILE I FINISH THE TRAILER. I ROLL IT BACK INTO THE GARAGE TO LET THE PAINT DRY.

 TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO CHECK ON MAIL AND LOOK FOR SOME PAINT. IT IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING BEING SHUT DOWN BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH THIS. IT BE NICE TO TALK TO THEM. WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR OWN BUSINESS NO ONE REALLY CARES ABOUT  IT.

 PLAY SOME INTERNET SCRABBLE AND POKER. THIS MEANS NOTHING TO YOU BUT ONE SCRABBLE GAME I WON WAS QUITE ENTERTAINING. WITH ONE LETTER IN THE BOX I TRADE MY " Q " AND STICK MY OPPONENT WITH IT. I WAS DOWN 37 POINTS BUT HE HAD TO " PASS " EVERY TURN BECAUSE HE COULD NOT LAY DOWN A WORD USING THE LETTER " Q ". I PLAYED ONE OF MY LETTERS ONE AT TIME. EACH TIME WHITTLING AWAY AT THAT 37 POINT LEAD. I ENDED UP WINNING BY 3 POINTS. IT WAS KINDA FUN. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PLAY ME I GO UNDER THE NAME " THENAIL1 ".

 WHEELS MAKES TACOS AND IT WAS PRETTY GOOD. ALL OF US SAT AT THE TABLE WHICH IS RARE. WE PLAYED MUSIC AND TALKED ABOUT THE PUPPY. IT WAS NICE.

 SCRAP GUY PICKS UP ALL APPLIANCES I LEFT OUTSIDE FOR HIM.....MAN THAT WAS A GOOD FIND. BOTH HE AND THE RENTER TEXTED ME THANK YOU'S.

 I CHECK EMAILS AND SUCH WHILE EVERYONE ELSE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF TIGER KING.

 I GO BACK TO THE MAIN ROOM AND WHEELS AND I WATCH THE FINAL 3 EPISODES OF THE PEOPLE VERSE O.J. SIMPSON. AGAIN , I WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZED AND IN DISBELIEF OF WHAT LAWYERS WILL DO JUST TO WIN.

 I ALSO WATCHED ONE EPISODE OF PICARD. IT WAS VERY GOOD BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT BACK ONE SUPER BAD PIECE OF ASS CHARACTER.  CBS IS ALLOWING FREE ON-LINE STREAMING FOR 30 DAYS. JUST TYPE IN " GIFT ".

 OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT OKAY AT BEST.

 TO MOST PEOPLE APRIL FOOLS DAY IS FUN. WELL , NOT SO MUCH FOR US BECAUSE IT MAKES US THINK ABOUT WHEELS' DAD. THE GUY WAS A PIECE OF WORK AND ONE OF A KIND. I NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE HIM.....NOT EVEN CLOSE. MAN HE WOULD OF LIKED " TIGER KING ". I HAVE A PICTURE OF HIM IN MY BASEMENT TOOL ROOM SO THE LAST 4 WEEKS I SEE HIM ALMOST EVERY DAY. HE IS CERTAINLY MISSED BY ALOT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

  THURSDAY        4 - 2 - 20

 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1997 I HAVE NOT PRODUCED A MONTHLY CALENDAR FOR THE NAIL. THIS MONTH IS JUST " RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS ". YEP.....THAT IS KINDA DEPRESSING.

 SOME FRIENDS ARE NOW ASKING ME TO SELL THEM BOOZE. I HOOKED UP ONE TODAY. LIQUOR STORES HAVE STARTED GOING ON-LINE TO SELL. THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. THE WEBSITE CRASHED WITHIN MINUTES.

  MORE PROJECTS - DURING A RAIN I NOTICED A TINY HOLE IN OUR GARAGE'S ROOF. A SHINGLE BLEW OFF AND A ROOFING NAIL SHOOK LOOSE. I GOT THE PUPPY AND PUT HER ON THE RUNNER AFTER SHE SNAPPED AT ME 20 TIMES AND RIPPED MY GLOVE. ANYWAY , I USED AN ORANGE SKINNY STREET POLE MARKER TO PIERCE THROUGH THE ROOF. IT WOULD GIVE ME A GAUGE ON WHERE EXACTLY WHERE THE HOLE WAS ON THE ROOF. I SET UP A LADDER AND GET ON THE ROOF. I BRING UP NAILS , A HAMMER , ROOF MUCK , SPACKLE BLADE , AND A SINGLE SHINGLE. I SPENT ABOUT 15 MINUTES FIXING THE LEAK.

 USING A BOLT CUTTER I FABRICATED TRAILER CHAINS FROM SNOW TIRE CHAINS I HAD STORED IN MY BASEMENT FOR 15 YEARS. THE CHAINS WERE LIKE NEW. I ALSO USED THE BOLT CUTTERS TO CUT A QUICK RELEASE FROM THE PUP'S RUNNER.

  SPENT SOME TIME ON-LINE LOOKING FOR MULCH AND VINYL SIDING. BOTH ARE KINDA EXPENSIVE SO I SEARCHED MY NORMAL WEBSITES. NO LUCK UNFORTUNATELY.  I AM REALLY GETTING IMPATIENT FOR OUR TOWNSHIP TO START PRODUCING MULCH. PEOPLE ARE DOING A TON OF OUTSIDE PROJECTS AND THIS COULD REALLY KEEP OUR MINDS OFF THE SHITTY NEWS WE GET EVERY DAMN DAY.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF PICARD. I CRIED 10 TIMES AS THEY BROUGHT BACK 2 OLD CHARACTERS. THE RE-UNITING WAS PRETTY COOL.  ALSO , THE STORY LINE IS ENTERTAINING.

  WHEELS MAKES A VERY GOOD MEATLOAF. I ALWAYS LIKED MEATLOAF. KIDS ORDER CHIPOTLE.

  LOOKING OUT OUR BAY WINDOW I NOTICE 2 THINGS. MY CARPET COVERING THE WEEDS WAS GETTING BLOWN OVER AND OUR DRIVEWAY WALL CAVED IN WITH 2 TOP LOGS FALLING OFF. I WALK OUTSIDE AND FLIP THE CARPET BACK ALONG WITH PIECING THE DRIVEWAY WALL BACK TOGETHER LIKE A PUZZLE. JESUS.........IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING. TOMORROW I WILL SECURE IT.

 MORE INTERNET SCRABBLE AND POKER. ACTUALLY KINDA COOL CHATTING TO PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. EVERYONE IS SUPER WORRIED ABOUT THIS WORLDWIDE SHUT DOWN.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL AND AN EPISODE OF OZARK. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

  OFF TO BED AND THIS TIME IT IS MY ROTATION WITH THE PUP. 

  FRIDAY     4 - 3 - 20

 I SWEAR.............

 THE PUP GETS ME UP AT 4:15AM. I WALK HER AND SHE DOES HER THING. BACK IN MY BEDROOM THE PUP SLEEPS UNTIL 10AM. OF COURSE I DID NOT GO BACK TO BED UNTIL 6:45AM..........SHE SLEPT THOUGH.

  I NOTICED OUR DRIVEWAY WALL BUCKLED SO THE EASIEST THING TO DO IS LOAD THE VAN UP WITH TOOLS AND DRIVE DOWN THERE. THAN , OPEN THE BACK GATE AND SIDE DOORS AND I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED RIGHT THERE TO FIX THE WALL. I EVEN TOOK THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME. WHAT COULD GO WRONG ?

  I PARKED THE VAN BY THE DRIVEWAY WALL AND GET OUT. THE PUP IS ON A RUNNER AND CAN REACH ME BUT I AM COOL WITH THAT.  I NOTICE I AM WAY TOO CLOSE TO THE WALL TO WORK ON IT. I TRY TO MOVE THE VAN BUT I SEE THE PUP IS RIGHT BEHIND IT. I SLIGHTLY MOVE THE VAN BACKWARDS AND HIT THE WALL WITH AN OPEN SIDE DOOR. I EVEN GET STUCK A LITTLE ON THE HILL AND MUD. THE DOOR WON'T CLOSE AND I DENTED THE BOTTOM PRETTY GOOD. I PUSH THE BUTTON TO AUTOMATICALLY CLOSE THE DOOR AND IT FALLS OFF THE TRACK. PEOPLE WALKING BY AND SAY ," THAT CAN'T BE GOOD. " I AGREED WITH THEM. I AM FUCKING FURIOUS. THE NEW VAN NOW HAS 3 THINGS HAPPEN TO IT FOR DAMAGE.......A TINY PIECE OF BRAKE LIGHT BROKEN WHEN I MOVED AN A/C OUT OF IT , TREE LIMBS SLIGHTLY DENTING THE SIDE PANEL AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE , AND NOW THIS. I SEAR TO THE LORD JESUS.

 I DECIDE TO STAY THE COURSE SINCE I AM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY WITH ALL MY TOOLS. A LAST MINUTE MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTER STOPS BY TO DROP OFF MONEY AND GET THE KEY CODE. THIS IS 2 LAST MINUTE FAMILIES HEADING TO THE WOODS AND I CAN'T BLAME THEM. IT IS A NICE PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM EVERYONE.

 ANYWAY , BACK TO WORKING ON THE DRIVEWAY WALL. I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND RE-SECURE IT. I ALSO FLIP MY CARPET BACK OVER ON THE FRONT GARDENS AND FIX DRIVEWAY LIGHTS MY DOG KEEPS KNOCKING OVER. THE STRONG WINDS BLEW THE CARPET ALL OVER. ANOTHER THING IS I USE A HAND SAW TO CUT A VERY LARGE BRANCH A NEIGHBOR PLACED BY MY TRASH CANS. I ASSUME IT WAS MY TREE BRANCH SO SHE MOVED IT TO OUR PROPERTY. I WAS OKAY WITH IT.

 I USE MY BOLT CUTTERS AGAIN TO MAKE OUR RUNNER CHAIN BETTER.

  CLEAN UP AND LIMP MY VAN TO THE GARAGE AREA. I GO INSIDE AND GOOGLE ON YOU-TUBE " HOW TO RE-HANG " A MINIVAN DOOR.  I USE A HEAVY CLOTH AND CHANNEL LOCKS TO BEND THE EDGE OF THE DOOR BACK STRAIGHT. I AM SO PISSED. I USE A PLASTIC KID'S CHAIR TO PULL OUT THE DOOR OFF IT'S TRACKS AND SIT IT ON TOP OF THE TOY CHAIR. I GRAB A SOCKET KIT AND REMOVE A BRACKET. IT ENDS UP I DID THIS PRETTY QUICKLY. THANK GOODNESS FOR HAVING THE RIGHT TOOLS AND YOU-TUBE. I RE-INSTALLED AND TESTED THE DOOR. TO MY SURPRISE IT WORKED PERFECTLY AND ACTUALLY LOOKS SEMI-CRAPPY AFTER I TURTLE WAXED THE AREAS.

 BACK INSIDE I FIND A RELIGIOUS ARBOR COMPANY CALLED GRACE TREE SERVICES. THEY WORK WITH TREE CREWS , GOD , AND DELIVER MULCH OR WOOD TO YOUR HOUSE FOR FREE. YOU KINDA DON'T KNOW WHEN OR HOW MUCH BUT FREE IS FREE. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING HARD FOR MULCH AND VINYL SIDING. OF COURSE I TRY TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT AND RUN INTO PROBLEMS. WE DID EMAIL BACK AND FORTH 5 TIMES BUT TO NO AVAIL.

 WHEELS WORKS WITH OUR MORTGAGE COMPANIES AND WE GET HELPED OUT BIG TIME TO SAY THE LEAST. TOMORROW I WILL HELP HER WITH OTHER BILLS LIKE UTILITIES AND SUCH.

  SPRINT IS DOING LITTLE THINGS TO HELP CUSTOMERS BUT NOT WILL MONTHLY BILLS WHICH IS THE BIG ONE. THEY OFFER EXTRA GIGAWATTS AND SUCH BUT I TALKED TO A REALLY NICE REP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND HE HELPED US OUT ON SEVERAL OTHER THINGS.

 WE ORDER FROM PRIMO'S AND ZESTO'S PIZZERIA. THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD. WE DECIDE TO CELEBRATE A LITTLE BIT SINCE THE MORTGAGE COMPANIES ARE HELPING US.

 A NAIL PATRON TEXTED ME TO SELL HIM SOME BOOZE. I WILL MAKE THE EXCHANGE TOMORROW.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HUNTERS. IT WAS VERY GOOD. THIS IS BASED ON TRUE EVENTS....SUPER EVIL STUFF.

 KIDS AND WHEELS PLAY CARDS AND WITH THE PUP. I SETTLE IN THE MAIN ROOM.

  LATER WHEELS AND I WATCH EPISODES OF OZARK AND THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 I TAKE DUTIES FOR THE PUP AGAIN. THIS TIME IT WAS WEIRD GETTING UP. THE STORY WILL BE IN TOMORROW'S BLOG.

  SATURDAY       4 - 4 - 20

  WELP , ANOTHER DAY OF QUARANTINE.  IT IS GETTING QUITE REPETITIVE.  NOT AS MUCH FUN AS I THOUGHT IT BE.......NOT EVEN CLOSE.

  THE PUP GETS ME UP AT 5:15AM WHICH IS NOT BAD.  SHE ONLY MOANED /BARKED A LITTLE BUT SOMETHING TOLD ME TO GET UP. I GO TO THE KITCHEN AND OUR BACK DOOR IS WIDE OPEN. I GO GET MY RAMBO KNIFE. I HAVE SEVERAL GUNS BUT I DO NOT FEEL THIS IS A BREAK-IN. I ALSO PUT SOME CLOTHES ON AND WHEN I WAS GOING BACK TO THE DOOR MY KID CAME IN. MYSTERY SOLVED.

  HOOKED UP ANOTHER FRIEND WITH BOOZE. I EVEN DELIVERED IT TO HIS HOUSE.

  DOWN MY BASEMENT I GO THROUGH MORE STUFF I WANT TO THROW OUT. MY MOM HAD THE 1 YEAR RULE , I HAVE THE 5 YEAR RULE. BASICALLY , IF YOU HAVE NOT TOUCHED SOMETHING IN 1 YEAR.....THROW IT OUT. IN MY CASE......5 YEARS.

 AT THE NAIL WITH THE PUPPY. I DUMP MY COLLECTED BASEMENT STUFF. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO THIS. I REALLY LIKE HOW I CAN MOVE AROUND MY GARAGE AND NOW THE BASEMENT TOOL ROOM IS GETTING BETTER TOO.

  I DO SOME SMALL THINGS BUT SOON HEAD HOME AFTER I STOP AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE AND GAS STATION.

  I WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF PICARD. THE SERIES AS VERY GOOD BUT I WAS SO-SO ON THE ENDING.

 FOUND OLD PIZZA IN THE BASEMENT'S REFRIGERATOR. I HATE THROWING FOOD OUT. ANYWAY , WE HAVE FRIDGE'S ON EVERY LEVEL OF OUR HOUSE. I THINK IT WAS 2 WEEKS OLD BUT WRAPPED PRETTY GOOD IN TINFOIL. I DECIDE TO PRE-HEAT THE OVEN AND PREP THE PLAIN PIZZA BY ADDING SAUSAGE AND MEATBALLS TO IT.  IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE HUNTERS.....VERY GOOD. NAZIS ARE THE MOST EVIL MONSTERS EVER. IT IS UNIMAGINABLE WHAT THEY DID TO GOOD PEOPLE IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

  WHEELS WALKS THE PUP AND TALKS TO SEVERAL NEIGHBORS. THE PUP FOUND A BONE. WE LET HER ENJOY IT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND THAN THREW IT OUT.

 WHEELS ALSO WALKS WITH A FRIEND. IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE 4 OF THEM BUT IT ENDED UP TWO. SURE HOPE THEY ARE DOING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH EPISODES OF THE MARVELOUS MR.S MAISEL AND OZARK. BOTH CONTINUE TO BE VERY GOOD.

  IT IS VERY HELPFUL ( OR NOT ) TO HAVE A SHIT LOAD OF BOOZE. I BROUGHT CHAMBORD HOME ALONG WITH BACARDI RUM AND CROWN ROYAL.

 I CAN NOT BLAME PEOPLE FOR GOING TO OUR POCONO HOME. IT REALLY CUTS DOWN ON PEOPLE PHYSICALLY. I MEAN NO ONE IS AROUND.

  STILL WAITING FOR THE TOWNSHIP TO UPDATE THE MULCH SITUATION. MY TRAILER IS READY TO GO. I WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH ON-LINE FOR MULCH AND HOUSE SIDING.

 I WILL TAKE THE PUP AGAIN TONIGHT. NOT AS GOOD AS LAST NIGHT THOUGH. THIS DOG REALLY SHOULD BE SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT BY NOW.

  SUNDAY       4 - 5 - 20

  THE PUP GETS ME UP AT 3AM AND 6AM.  THE ONLY GOOD PART WAS WHEN WE WENT BACK TO BED SHE SNUGGLED RIGHT ALONG MY BACK. ONE PAW WAS RIGHT IN MY ASS. YOU KNOW WHAT ? I DID NOT MOVE IT...............IT KINDA FELT GOOD TO HAVE SOMEONE TOUCH MY BUTT.

  FOUND THE PERFECT SELLER FOR VINYL SIDING. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHIGN HARD AND FOUND A GUY WITH 20 NEW 12 FOOT LENGTHS INCLUDING 9 LENGTHS OF J-CHANNEL. ALL FOR FREE. THIS WOULD BE A HUGE SCORE.  BUT , AND THERE IS ALWAYS A BUT , HE MESSAGED ME SAYING THE SIDING IS " PENDING " , MEANING SOMEONE BEAT ME TO IT......DAMN IT. IT WAS ONLY ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE FOR 17 HOURS AND SOMEONE MESSAGED HIM BEFORE ME. I GUESS THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE THE FIRST PERSON COULD BAIL IN PICKING IT UP. THE GUY SAID HE WOULD TEXT ME EITHER WAY. I GUESS WE WILL SEE TOMORROW.

 WHEELS MAKES A LIST OF ALL OUR BILLS. WE WILL SEE WHAT COMPANIES WILL BE LENIENT WITH PAYING THEM DURING THIS CRISIS. SO FAR SPRINT AND COMCAST DO DON'T DICK MONETARILY......SHAME ON THEM.

  WATCHING THE NEWS. AGAIN , SO DAMN DEPRESSING. THE VIRUS JUST KEEPS DOUBLING.

  WHEELS , YOUNGEST , AND PUPPY HEAD TO THE WOODS. I CAN'T BLAME THEM.  IT IS SO DAMN PEACEFUL THERE AND AWAY FROM PEOPLE. THEY CAUGHT BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND MADE GREAT TIME. WHEELS HAD EVERYTHING LOADED AND THE BOTH KIDS BAILED IN GOING SO SHE STARTED UNLOADING. THAN , OUR YOUNGEST FELT BAD AND CHANGED HER MIND. SO WE RE-LOADED THE VAN UP. ELDEST AND I STAYED HOME.

  I STARTED A PRETTY BIG PROJECT.............POURING FILLER / SEALER ON OUR DRIVEWAY. MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO I PURCHASED 14 FIVE GALLON DRUMS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER ( IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE 15 ) OFF CRAIGSLIST. HE WAS RIGHT OVER THE BRIDGE IN NEW JERSEY AND WE MET A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT. IT WORKED PERFECT BECAUSE I WAS PICKING UP OUR YOUNGEST FROM COLLEGE IN CENTER CITY. ANYWAY , IT WAS TIME TO START MOVING ALL 14 DRUMS OUT OF THE BASEMENT.

  I DID A TEST AREA. FIRST WEED WHACK THE EDGES AND USE A LEAF BLOWER ON EVERY SQUARE INCH. I USED A SHOVEL TO DIG OUT / EDGE A SMALL AREA TO. I FLIPPED 3 DRUMS UPSIDE DOWN BEFORE PREPPING THE DRIVEWAY. I PUT ON CRAPPY SNEAKERS AND WEAR AN OLD TOWEL LIKE A LONG EVENING DRESS. WHY THE DRESS ? BECAUSE I HAD TO MIX THE DRIVEWAY SEALER WITH A DRILL AND IT ALWAYS SPRAYS BACK AT YOU.......I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU'RE MIXING.  ONE BY ONE I USED 3 DRUMS AND DID A TEST AREA.  IT LOOKS LIKE A NEW DRIVEWAY BUT I WANT TO SEE HOW IT DRIES AND HOW IT HOLDS UP WHEN VEHICLES AND SUCH GO OVER IT. I SENT PICTURES TO WHEELS AND SOME FAMILY AND I ADMIT IT DOES LOOK GOOD......FOR NOW.  

 I STARTED AFTER 4:30PM AND BY 7PM I FIGURED I STOP. I WAS GETTING TIRED AND IT WAS TIME TO SHUT DOWN. I CLEAN UP AND GO DOWN THE BASEMENT AND FLIP THE REST OF THE DRUMS UPSIDE DOWN. I BRING 2 MORE UPSTAIRS. TOMORROW I WILL DO SOME MORE DRIVEWAY SEALING. BY THE WAY , POURING AND LAYING THE SEALER IS THE EASY PART. PREPPING BY YOURSELF TAKES SO LONG WITH A LARGE DRIVEWAY.

 FOUND OUT A FAMILY MEMBER SPENT SOME TIME IN THE HOSPITAL. AT FIRST THEY THOUGHT IT WAS COVID-19 BUT ENDED UP BEING A SERIOUS BRONCHIAL INFECTION. THIS IS PRETTY SERIOUS TOO.  AFTER A WEEK HE SEEMS TO BE OUT OF THE WOODS AND ON THE MEND.

 PRETTY NICE HAVING FRIENDS TEXT TO SEE IF ME AND THE NAIL ARE DOING OKAY.

 AN OLD DRUMMER FROM THE BIG DADDY BAND CONTACTED ME ABOUT FINDING A BRAND NEW RUSTY NAIL SOFTBALL BASEBALL CAP FROM THE EARLY 80'S. I TOLD HIM TO AUTOGRAPH IT AND DROP IT OFF AT THE NAIL AFTER THE WORLD HEALS. UNFORTUNATELY , HE IS LIVING IN COLORADO RIGHT NOW SO THIS MAY TAKE AWHILE. HE CONTACTED THE LEAD SINGER ( CHICO ). THEY WANT A 6 PACK AND 2 SHOTS FOR THE EXCHANGE OF THE HAT TO SIT ON OUR GLASS SHELF BEHIND THE BAR. HE AND THE LEAD SINGER WOULD AUTOGRAPH THE BASEBALL CAP. THEY WERE A POPULAR BAND BACK IN THE DAY. TWO NIGHTS AGO WHEELS WENT ON THE LEAD SINGER'S FACEBOOK PAGE FOR HE WAS DOING A LIVE PERFORMANCE. SHE REQUESTED " BROWN EYE GIRL " AND HE PERFORMED IT ALONG WITH GIVING SHOUT OUTS TO WHEELS. HE HAD OVER 1,000 VIEWS AND 500 COMMENTS.

  BACK INSIDE MY ELDEST MAKES DINNER AND PRACTICES GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING BY EATING DINNER UPSTAIRS IN HER BEDROOM. SHE COMPLAINS A LITTLE BIT THAT MOM LEFT NO BUTTER FOR HER PASTA.

  I RE-HEAT 2 WEEK OLD PLAIN PIZZA AGAIN. I ADDED SLICED SAUSAGE AND MEATBALLS TO ALL INDIVIDUAL SLICES.  IT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY GOOD WITH A COUPLE OF BLUE MOON BEERS.

 I WATCH ONE EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD , BETTER CALL SAUL , AND THE HUNTERS. ALL WERE VERY GOOD. I CHANGED OVER FROM BEER TO JAMESON & COKE ZERO ALONG WITH ONE SNIFTER OF FROZEN SAMBUCA.

 HEAD TO BED AROUND 11PM AND I AM PRETTY TIRED. I WATCH TV FOR ONLY 5 MINUTES AND FALL ASLEEP QUICKLY. I GET UP AT 3AM TO PEE AND CAN'T FALL BACK ASLEEP.......DAMN IT.  AFTER CHECKING THE INTERNET AND WRITING THIS BLOG IT IS NOW 5AM..........DAMN IT.

   MONDAY    4 - 6 - 20

 EVERY MORNING , I LITERALLY HAVE TO CHECK MY COMPUTER TO SEE WHAT DAY IT IS.

  FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN AND FAILS BIG TIME.

  UP AT 3AM I JUST COULD NOT SLEEP.  I DID COMPUTER STUFF AND THAN TRIED TO LAY BACK DOWN.  BY 8AM I JUST GAVE UP AND STARTED MY DAY. THIS PUTS ME IN A PISSED OFF MOOD ALL THE DAY. I LITERALLY R=FIGHT THIS MOOD EVERY DAY FOR NOT SLEEPING DURING THE NIGHT. FUCKING 3 HOURS OF ON AND OFF SLEEP IS HORRIBLE. IT REALLY DOES NOT HELP THE MOOD.

  I STARTED THE DRIVEWAY SEALING YESTERDAY. I DID A TEST OF 3 BUCKETS AND IT SEEMED OKAY.  TODAY I DID ANOTHER 11 BUCKETS. LET ME TELL YOU THIS IS NOT A FUN PROJECT BUT I AM GLAD I DID IT. FIRST REASON IS NOW 14 BUCKETS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER ARE OUT OF THE BASEMENT. THERE IS A REPEAT PROCESS TO EVERY 5 GALLON DRUM TO BE POURED. HERE IS HOW IT GOES.

 THE PROCESS :

FIRST , I MOVED BOTH CARS TO THE STREET. I'M SURE MY NEIGHBORS WERE NOT TOO HAPPY TAKING UP LIMITED PARKING SPACES ON OUR STREET.

 1 - FLIP ALL DRUMS UPSIDE DOWN. ( I DID THIS YESTERDAY - OF COURSE ONE BUCKET HAD SOME WATER COME OUT SO I NEEDED TO PLACE A TOWEL DOWN )

 2 - CARRY ALL DRUMS FROM THE BASEMENT TO OUTSIDE. THESE BUCKETS HAVE SOME WEIGHT.

 3 - GATHER ALL NEEDED TOOLS AND TURN ON GARAGE RADIO. THE GOOD THING IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

 4 - PREP AREA BY LEAF BLOWING THOUSANDS OF LITTLE PEBBLES , TREE SEEDS , AND DEBRIS OFF THE DRIVEWAY. THIS SEEMS TO TAKE FOREVER.

 5 - USE SHOVEL AND WEED WHACKER TO EDGE THE DRIVEWAY AND TRY TO REMOVE ANY WEEDS IN THE CRACKS OF THE DRIVEWAY.

 6 - REMOVE A LID , REMOVE PACKING STRAP , AND PUT ON A TOWEL AS A SKIRT ( PROTECTS FROM SPLASHING - I LOOKED LIKE I JERK-OFF WHEN I TALKED TO 2 NEIGHBORS )

 7 - CARRY A DRUM TO AREA AND SPIN SEALER WITH A DRILL & MIXING PADDLE.

 8 - POUR OUT SEALER TO DESIGNATED AREA AND SQUEEGEE SPREAD IT. THAN USE A BROOM TO DO EDGES AND TEXTURE.

 9 - REPEAT THIS PROCESS 14 TIMES. THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE WITH AND RADIO STATION.....THOUGH I THINK I HEARD " FAITH " BY GEORGE MICHAELS 8 TIMES DURING THE DAY.

 SO APPARENTLY 14 FIVE GALLON DRUMS IS NOT ENOUGH TO DO OUR ENTIRE DRIVEWAY. I FIGURE I WILL GO TO HOME DEPOT TO PURCHASE AT LEAST 2 MORE. BUT.......I DECIDE TO CHECK FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. DON'T YOU KNOW A LADY IS WILLING TO SELL ME 4 FIVE GALLON DRUMS FOR 5 BUCKS TOTAL. YEP.......JUST $5. WHEELS AND YOUNGEST PICK IT UP. THE DRIVE WAS 29 MINUTES VIA MAPQUEST. THE LADY SAID CALL HER WHEN CLOSE AND SHE WILL DIRECT WHEELS TO THE BACK GARAGE. GEE........SEE NEVER ANSWERED HER PHONE. LUCKILY A FAMILY MEMBER WAS PAYING ATTENTION SAW THEM PULL UP. HE EVEN HELP LOAD THE DRUMS INTO THE VAN WHICH WAS VERY NICE. THIS IS A HUGE SCORE.

  FACEOOK MARKET PLACE AGAIN. I FOUND THE PERFECT SELLER. THIS TIME IT WAS FOR VINYL SIDING. I NEEDED A FAIR AMOUNT TO FINISH AN AREA OF OUR HOUSE. I FIND THIS GUY WHO HAD 20 TWELVE FOOT LENGTHS WITH J-CHANNEL INCLUDED. HE EVEN WRAPPED THEM AND THEY LOOKED NEW. THE PRICE IS FREE......MY KINDA OF PRICE. I CONTACT HIM AND HE TELLS ME THE FREE SIDING IS " PENDING ". AFTER ONE DAY I MESSAGE HIM FOR AN UPDATE. HE SAYS HE WILL GET BACK TO ME EITHER WAY. BY DAY 2 HE NEVER GETS BACK TO ME AS PROMISED. I EVEN NOTICED HE " SEEN " MY FACEBOOK MESSAGES BUT NEVER RESPONDED. IT AMAZES ME PEOPLE " SEE " THE MESSAGE BUT CAN NOT RESPOND TO IT. THE TOTAL TIME IS ABOUT 4 SECONDS BUT NO RESPONSE......ASSHOLES. AFTER DAY TWO I NOTICED WHY HE DID NOT RESPOND AND TOTALLY DICKED ME. THE SIDING WAS MARKED " SOLD ".  THE " PENDING " WENT THROUGH AND I MISSED A HUGE SCORE. I SEARCHED FOR 3 WEEKS AND THIS WOULD OF BEEN PERFECT. THE COLOR EVEN MATCHED............OH WELL.

 BACK TO THE DRIVEWAY. I FINISH AND COME UP 2 BUCKETS SHORT. I STARTED AT 10AM AND ENDED AT 6PM. I WAS PRETTY DAMN TIRED. I NEVER HAD BREAKFAST OR LUNCH. I JUST WANTED TO KEEP GOING.  I CLEAN UP ALL MY TOOLS AND SUCH.  IN THE HOUSE I PLOP DOWN EXHAUSTED.  I MADE 3 HOTDOGS , SOME CHIPS , AND 2 BEERS I PUT IN THE FREEZER FOR 10 MINUTES. MY BODY WAS HURTING BIG TIME.

 MY ELDEST TAKES A RUN TO THE STORE AND THE NAIL. SHE RETURNS AND HER SISTER CALLS. SHE ASKS IF SHE CAN DRIVE UP TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE TO JOIN THEM. WITHIN 30 MINUTES , I WAS HELPING HER PACK. I WAITED BY THE FRONT DOOR FOR 5 MINUTES AS THE KID PREPPED THE VEHICLE FOR DEPARTURE VIS THE STREET PAKRING. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY IT TAKES A SOLID 5 MINUTES TO LEAVE BUT I WAITED. SHE STARTED THE CAR AND DROVE UP THE STREET. SHE NEVER SAW ME WAVING GOODBYE. ANYWAY , I TEXTED LATER AND SHE MADE GREAT TIME AND ARRIVED SAFELY.

 LATER , I TALKED TO WHEELS AND THEY ARE CHILLING THERE. SHE SAID , " I HAVE NO REASON TO COME HOME. " I GUESS I CAN'T BLAME HER. I TRIED NOT TO TAKE THAT ANSWER TOO PERSONALLY. AGAIN , CAN'T BLAME THEM.

 A MOUNTAIN HOUSE NEIGHBOR POSTED A PICTURE OF A LARGE BLACK BEAR IN OUR DEVELOPMENT. IT WAS GOOD SIZE AND COOL TO SEE.

  BACK TO MY DINNER OF 3 HOTDOGS. WITH NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH I THOUGHT I BE STARVING. I THREW HALF A HOTDOG OUT. I DID DRINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE DURING THE DAY FOR SUGAR ENERGY.

 I FORCE MYSELF TO STAY AWAKE AT 8PM. I WATCH 3 EPISODES OF BROCKMIRE. SEASON FOUR IS 3 WEEKS IN AND IT WILL BE THE LAST SEASON. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD BUT IT SURE DID TAKE A TWIST. ONE EPISODE WAS ONLY 19 FRIGGIN' MINUTES. I EVEN REPLAYED THE LAST 2 MINUTES TO MAKE SURE IT WAS THAT SHORT OF AN EPISODE......IT WAS.

  I ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE HUNTERS. AGAIN ......VERY GOOD.

 TALKED TO A FRIEND. HE WANTS TO ME SELL A BAND SAW ON CRAIGSLIST FOR HIM.

 I ALSO WATCH A DOCUMENTARY ON THE 2016 PENN STATE FOOTBALL TEAM AND A FLYERS VS SABRES HOCKEY GAME.

 A 2ND BAND HAS ASKED ME TO DO A VIRTUAL LIVE SHOW WITH ME AS A HOST. I DECLINED AGAIN. WITH THIS MAJOR WORLDWIDE CRISIS AND SHUTTING DOWN THE NAIL I HAVE LOST ALL FUN MOODS FOR COMMUNICATING OR POSTING THINGS ON FACEBOOK..........WHICH IS VERY RARE FOR ME. I HAVE NOT POSTED ANYTHING IN ALMOST 3 WEEKS......NOT EVEN A COMMENT OR " LIKE ".  I JUST DO NOT FEEL LIKE IT. THE NEWS IS SO DAMN DEPRESSING EVERY DAY.

 I GO TO BED AT 10PM. BY 10:30PM I CAN NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. IT WAS A LONG DAY AND I FELT I WOULD SLEEP FOR AT LEAST 10 HOURS. AT 1:30AM I WOKE UP AND CURSED OUT LOUD. HOW THE FUCK IS THIS POSSIBLE ? I PEE AND TRY TO FALL BACK ASLEEP. I JUST CAN'T. I GO ONLINE AND SEARCH FOR VINYL SIDING AND WRITE THIS BLOG. IT IS NOW 5:00AM. THE ONLY THING I WILL DO IS WHEN THE PUP IS BACK IN THE HOUSE I WILL GET UP WITH HER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT FROM NOW ON. NO REASON FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO LOSE SLEEP.

   TUESDAY      4 - 7 - 20

 MY MEMORY BLOWS AND I FOUND A NEW TV SERIES THAT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE IN MY TOP 5 OF ALL TIME.

 CONTACTED MY LOCAL TOWNSHIP REP FOR MULCH AND YARD TRASH PICK-UP.  LOOKS LIKE THE MULCHING COMPANY HAS STARTED THE PROCESS OF SCREENING. THIS COULD MEAN FREE MULCH DELIVERY TO SOME OF OUR LOCAL PARKS IS CLOSE. I CAN'T WAIT TO USE MY NEW TRAILER. I AM SURE NOTHING WILL GO WRONG AND IT WILL BE A GOOD EXPERIENCE. ( CAN YOU FEEL THE SARCASM )

 A SIGNED UP FOR FREE MULCH DELIVERY BY A COMPANY CALLED GRACE TREE SERVICE. I AM SURE THEY WILL CONTACT ME EXACTLY WHEN I PICK UP THE TOWNSHIP MULCH.

 I SLEPT HORRIBLE AGAIN. DOWNRIGHT HORRIBLE.

  EVER NEED A BRILLO PAD TO SHOWER WITH ? .......I DID. AFTER WORKING AND SPINNING BLACK TAR DRIVEWAY SEALER 14 TIMES IT IS BOUND TO SPLASH ON YOU. I HAD SHORTS ON AND USED A TOWEL AS A LONG DRESS BLOCKER BUT I DEFINITELY GOT SPLATTERED ON. A LONG SHOWER OF SHAVING , SHAMPOOING , SOAPING , AND BRILLO PADDING MY LEGS WAS NICE. MAN , I GOT NICE LEGS THOUGH THE REST OF ME IS HIDEOUS.

 I MAKE HOME MADE BANANA PANCAKES. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

 WHILE WORKING AT MY COMPUTER I DECIDE TO SEARCH FOR " KILLING EVE " VIA NETFLIX. I SPELL OUT " KILLING EVE " AND CLICK ON " SIMILAR NAMES ". I THAN CLICK ON IT WITH SANDRA OH , WHO IS THE MAIN ACTOR IN KILLING EVE " AND IT SAYS " CAT FIGHT ". I JUST FIGURED IT WAS THE NAME OF THE FIRST EPISODE OF SEASON ONE. I FIND IT STRANGE IT IS 90 MINUTES LONG. BUT , THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE HUNTERS WAS 90 MINUTES TOO. I WATCH IT AND IT BLOWS. I SEARCH FOR EPISODE 2 BECAUSE IT CAN NOT BE THIS BAD WITH SUCH PHENOMENAL REVIEWS. I CAN NOT FIND IT ON NETFLIX.

  ANYWAY , THE " NEW " SEALER ON OUR DRIVEWAY LOOKS EXCELLENT AT NIGHT. NOW , DURING THE DAY ?.......I ALREADY NOTICED SPLITTING ON CRACKS I FILLED EXTRA HEAVY. THIS TELLS ME THE SEALER WAS MUCH OLDER THAN I THOUGHT. BUT HEY , WHEN YOU BUY 18 FIVE GALLON DRUMS FOR $55 , I AM STILL VERY VERY OKAY WITH IT ESPECIALLY WHEN I GOT PRICES OF $5500 AND $6300 TO SEAL OUR DRIVEWAY. I DID IT OVER 2 DAYS FOR $55 AND IT LOOKS 10X BETTER.   I WAS ALSO CALLED " CHEAP " AGAIN TODAY.

 TALKED TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I HOOKED UP 2 MORE PEOPLE WITH BOOZE. I EVEN DELIVERED IT AGAIN. MY CHARGE IS $5 OVER THE PRICE OF THE BOTTLE. NOT TOO BAD OF A PRICE THAT COMES WITH MY TIME , A LUNCH  BAG , GAS USED , AND DELIVERY.

 MY PROJECT TODAY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR 5 YEARS. THIS IS GOOD............LIKE BAD GOOD. YOU WANT TO SEE HOW BAD AND GOOD LUCK MIX IN MY LIFE ?  THIS HAPPENS MY ENTIRE LIFE ? WHY THIS SHIT HAPPENS TO ME EVERY DAMN DAY I HAVE NO IDEA. I THINK I AM A GOOD PERSON WHO TRIES TO DO TEN THINGS FOR YOU BEFORE YOU DO ONE FOR ME. I EVEN TRY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. ANYWAY,  HERE'S THE CHRONOLOGICAL STORY REPLACING THE 5 YEAR BROKEN GARAGE DOOR OPENER:

 - WE HAVE 2 GARAGE DOORS.....ONE WORKS AND ONE DOES NOT. IT HAS BEEN " BROKEN " FOR 5 YEARS......5........YEARS.  LAST YEAR I GOT 2 EXACT SAME GARAGE DOOR OPENERS OFF CRAIGSLIST FOR FREE FROM A VERY LOCAL NEIGHBOR. I STORED BOTH OF THESE LARGE MACHINES IN THE RAFTERS OF OUR GARAGE. TODAY , I WOULD ACCESS THEM AND REPLACE OUR ONE BROKEN MODEL. SOUNDS SIMPLE DOESN'T IT ? YOU DON'T KNOW ME DO YA ?

 - I SET-UP IN THE GARAGE THE TOOLS I NEED. I LOVE MOVING AROUND SO EASILY IN THE GARAGE NOW.  I ALSO BRING MY LAPTOP IN TO WATCH YOU-TUBE VIDEOS FOR INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY KIND I MAY NEED.

 - BEFORE TAKING DOWN THE OLD GARAGE DOOR LIFTER I FIRST TEST THE 2 I GOT OFF CRAIGSLIST. THEY ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND MATCH MY BROKEN ONE'S MODEL. I CAN NOT GET EITHER TO WORK. 

 - TO TROUBLE SHOOT - I FLIP FLOP BATTERIES IN 2 GARAGE DOOR OPENERS , I TRY REPLACING THE BATTERIES WITH MATCHING WATCH BATTERIES , AND I CALL A VERY NICE FEMALE REP AT LIFT MASTER. ALL THIS TO TROUBLE SHOOT WHY MY ONE GARAGE DOOR IS NOT WORKING FOR 5 YEARS AND WHY THE TWO I GOT ON CRAIGSLIST ARE NOT WORKING EITHER.  I AM NOW THINKING MAYBE THE DOOR WIRING HAS TO BE CONNECTED TO MAKE THE MACHINE TURN ON AND NOT JUST PLUGGED IN. I PLUG THEM IN AND THE REMOTE WOULD MOVE THE CHAINS. THERE IS NO WAY I AM REMOVING THE BROKEN ONE FROM THE CEILING AND CHANGING IT WITH A USED ONE WITHOUT TESTING ON THE GROUND FIRST. I HAVE LEARNED THAT MUCH DURING MY LIFE.

 - I TALK TO THE REP AND SHE STARTS TROUBLING SHOOTING MY ORIGINAL DOOR OPENER THAT HAS NOT WORKED IN 5 YEARS. PAY ATTENTION , THIS IS WHERE IT GETS FUN. ACTUALLY, I FIGURED IT OUT FIRST. WE START TESTING SENSORS AND IT IS STILL NOT WORKING. I HAVE THE FEMALE REP ON SPEAKER PHONE AND I SAY , " LET ME TRY ANOTHER POWER SOURCE THAT FEEDS THE DOOR OPENER. EARLIER I DID TEST THE OUTLET 3 TIMES FOR POWER. " I RAN AN ORANGE EXTENSION CORD TO THE BROKEN LIFT MACHINE AND PLUGGED IT IN. I SAY TO THE REP , " UMMMM , NEVER MIND , I FOUND THE PROBLEM. IT WAS THE POWER SOURCE. " THE OLD MACHINE THAT HAS NOT WORKED IN 5 YEARS STARTED RIGHT UP BY USING AN EXTENSION CORD..........LIGHTS AND EVERYTHING. "

 - SO , AFTER 1 HOUR OF USING THE COMPUTER , TESTING , REPLACING BATTERIES , TROUBLE SHOOTING , AND THINKING OF CALLING A FRIEND FOR IDEAS.........THE POWER SOURCE WAS THE 5 YEAR PROBLEM. OR WAS IT ?? SEE , ANYONE ELSE'S LIFE IT BE DONE........NOT ME.

 - I GET MY ELECTRICAL TOOLS AND GO TO MY BASEMENT TO TURN OFF THE POWER IN THE GARAGE. I REPLACE THE OUTLET. I DID NOTICE ONE PECULIAR THING. INSIDE THE OUTLET IT WAS WIRED LIKE A LIGHT SWITCH. I FOUND THIS ODD BUT I WAS NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANY WIRING SINCE IT WORKS NOW AFTER 5 YEARS. I WILL JUST MATCH EVERY WIRE AND INSTALL THE NEW OUTLET. I AM SUPER CONFIDENT SINCE I JUST SAW THE LIFT OPENER WORK. I GO BACK TO MY BASEMENT AND TURN THE POWER BACK ON. I AM VERY CONFIDENT THE GARAGE DOOR OPENER IS FIXED AFTER 5 YEARS. I GET TO THE GARAGE , HIT THE REMOTE , ANNNNNNNND......IT DOESN'T WORK. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?!?!?!?!?!!?!!!!

 - I USE THE ORANGE EXTENSION CORD AGAIN AND IT POWERS RIGHT UP. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE ?!?!?!!

 - I GO BACK TO WHEN I REPLACED THE OUTLET AND I KEEP THINKING , " WHY WAS IT WIRED LIKE A LIGHT SWITCH ? "  I WALK OVER TO THE ONE AND ONLY OUTLET THAT FEEDS EVERYTHING IN THE GARAGE. THERE WAS ONE LIGHT SWITCH BELOW IT. I TURN THE SWITCH OFF AND OUR ONE GOOD DOOR OPENER TURNS OFF. THIS SWITCH POWERS ONE GARAGE DOOR OPENER. I INSTANTLY PUT 2 AND 2 TOGETHER..............THERE IS A 2ND LIGHT SWITCH IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAT HAS BEEN TURNED OFF FOR 5 YEARS. I RE-PLUG THE LIFT MASTER MACHINE BACK INTO THE CEILING OUTLET THAT I WASTED TIME REPLACING AND TURN THE SWITCH ON. DON'T YOU KNOW THE DOOR OPENER POWERS UP. I NEVER HAD TO DO ANY OF THIS TROUBLE SHOOTING , PICKING UP 2 GARAGE DOOR OPENERS OFF CRAIGSLIST , OR REPLACE AN OUTLET. IT WAS A SIMPLE FLIPPING OF A SWITCH THAT TURNED ALL POWER OFF TO THE LIFT MASTER MACHINE AFTER 5 FRIGGIN' YEARS.

 I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD AND PLACE THE 2 LIFT MASTERS BACK UP IN THE GARAGE'S RAFTERS AND PUT MY COMPUTER AND TOOLS AWAY. I TEST THE 5 YEAR BROKEN GARAGE DOOR AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY. I AM NOW THINKING AT ONE TIME I TURNED THE SWITCH OFF AND DISCONNECTED THE DOOR FROM THE AUTOMATIC DOOR LATCH ON PURPOSE. THE REASON..........POWER OUTAGES. WHEN THE POWER GOES OFF I CAN NOT OPEN THE GARAGE DOORS. BUT , IF ONE DOOR IS UNHINGED AND POWER OFF I COULD OPEN THE DOOR MANUALLY. THERE ARE KEY HOLES TO ACCESS THE MANUAL OVER RIDE BUT I HAVE NO CLUE WHERE THE KEYS ARE. ANYWAY , I NOW HAVE 2 WORKING GARAGE DOORS. SOMETHING THAT COULD OF BEEN FIXED IN 2 LITTLE SECONDS BY JUST FLIPPING ON A LIGHT SWITCH. THAT MY FRIENDS IS THE STORY OF MY LIFE. I HAVE SAID IT MANY TIMES ......." I HAVE TO DO THINGS 10X BEFORE GETTING IT RIGHT ONCE ".

 I ACTUALLY ENJOYED WORKING IN THE GARAGE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY. I LIKED MOVING AROUND SO EASILY AND LISTENING TO MUSIC. I HEAD BACK INSIDE. I MAKE LUNCH AND PLAY A GAME OF INTERNET SCRABBLE. I LOST TO THE SAME PLAYER ON A CALCULATED MISHAP SO I WANTED PAY BACK. THIS TIME I WON. IT MEANS NOTHING BUT IT WAS ENTERTAINING.

 I CALL COMCAST / XFINITY. I DOWNGRADE EVERYTHING AT THE NAIL AND OUR CONDO. I EVEN TURNED OFF THE PHONES. IT WAS QUITE DEPRESSING. BOTH BILLS WILL BE LOWERED BY $130 EACH. IT WILL SAVE A LITTLE MONEY EACH MONTH WE ARE SHUT DOWN. WE ARE DOING THIS WITH EVERYTHING WE CAN THINK OF.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AND IT IS 7PM ALREADY. I CHECK FOR MAIL AND CLEAN UP A BROKEN BOTTLE IN THE WALK-IN FREEZER. I TEST THE PHONE AND THERE IS NO DIAL TONE. I GET SAD AGAIN AND THAN I THINK , " WHEN AND IF I TURN EVERYTHING BACK ON I SURE HOPE I KEEP WE THE NAIL PHONE NUMBER. IT IS A VERY NICE PERK TO HAVE YOUR BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER 649 NAIL.

 TALK TO SOME FRIENDS AND ONE TELLS ME HE STOPPED BY OUR HOUSE. HE SAW OUR DRIVEWAY AND CALLED ME CHEAP AFTER I TOLD HIM HOW I PURCHASED 18 FIVE GALLON DRUMS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER FOR $55. HE DROPPED OFF A BLUES CD I LENT HIM LAST YEAR.

 I MAKE SOME ONION RINGS & CHICKEN NUGGETS AND ROLL HOME IN THE DARK. I DECIDE NOT TO PARK ON THE NEW SEALED DRIVEWAY AND PLACE MY VEHICLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY WHERE I DID NOT FINISH IT YET. I FIGURE THE LONGER I GIVE THE SEALER TO DRY THE BETTER. OH , THE DRIVEWAY LOOKS EXCELLENT AT NIGHT.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN WITH AN ICE COLD BLUE MOON AND LAGUNITAS' BEER. I LIKE STORING THEM IN THE FREEZER FOR 15 MINUTES FIRST. I SETTLE IN WITH MY ONION RINGS AND CHICKEN NUGGETS. GOOD COMFORT FOOD AT THIS TIME.

 TALK TO WHEELS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. SHE TELLS ME THE VAN SMELLED OF BURNT RUBBER. YEP , THIS IS NOT GOOD.

  I SIT IN THE MAIN ROOM AND AGAIN SEARCH FOR KILLING EVE. IT ENDS UP NETFLIX DOES NOT AIR IT BUT HULU , BBC , AND AMC DO.  I ON-DEMAND AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF KILLING EVE. LET ME TELL YOU , AFTER WATCHING JUST 2 EPISODES KILLING EVE VAULTED INTO MY TOP 5 ALL TIME TV SERIES WITH BREAKING BAD , BANJEE , BETTER CALL SAUL , AND GAME OF THRONES. THE SHOW IS EXCELLENT AND THE PIECE OF ASS FEMALE ACTOR WHO PLAYS A PSYCHOTIC HIT-WOMEN IS OFF THE CHARTS PHENOMENAL. IF YOU THOUGHT THE HIT-MAN IN THE MOVIE NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN WAS BADASS AND PSYCHOTIC THAN YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT THIS GIRL.

 BUT , OF COURSE THERE IS A SLIGHT PROBLEM WITH KILLING EVE AND IT INVOLVES GREED. THE MONSTER MONEY GRUBBING COMCAST CABLE COMPANY NOW CHARGE YOU $3 ( $2 IN S.D. ) AN EPISODE AFTER GETTING YOU INTERESTED IN A TV SERIES. THIS NEW GREED STARTED ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO. EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE PAYING FOR CABLE WITH THE SAME EXACT TV STATIONS YOU HAVE TO PAY PER EPISODE IF NOT CAUGHT UP. THIS IS WHY WE STOPPED WATCHING VIKINGS WHEN WE FELL BEHIND. KILLING EVE IS FREE FOR THE FIRST 2 EPISODES. THE REST OF SEASON 1 COST $3 PER EPISODE. SEASON 2 IS FREE FOR TODAY. I WILL TRY OTHER AVENUES TO GET THE REST OF SEASON 1 FOR FREE......MAYBE YOU-TUBE OR MY KID'S " FIRE STICK ".

 OFF TO BED AT 10PM. I WOKE UP AT 1AM PISSED BUT FELL BACK ASLEEP ( AFTER PEEING ) UNTIL 6AM. I WAS PLEASED. I REALLY THOUGHT I MIS-READ THE CLOCK WHEN IT SAID 6AM. 

 SAW A BLUE JAY THIS MORNING. A COOL BIRD AND IT REMINDED ME OF THE MOVIE K-PAX. A GOOD MOVIE WITH KEVIN SPACEY AND JEFF BRIDGES.

 I ALSO NOTICED SOMETHING THAT MAY INHIBIT MY SLEEPING PATTERNS. SOME OF MY BOXERS HAVE LARGE RIPS AND TEARS IN THEM. THE DAMAGE IS MOST LIKELY DONE FROM MY LARGE COCK SWINGING AROUND IN THEM ALL DAY.  WHEN SLEEPING I TOSS AND TURN LIKE 2 HORNY SQUIRRELS CHASING EACH OTHER AROUND A TREE......... EVENTUALLY MY JUNK FALLS OUT. BELIEVE ME , IT TOTALLY WAKES ONE UP WHEN YOU SLEEP DIRECTLY ON YOUR BALLS ESPECIALLY WITH HALF OF CLOTH BOXERS AROUND THEM. I LIFT THE COVERS AND SEE MY NUT SACK LOOKS LIKE AN UPSIDE DOWN ICE CREAM CONE.

  WEDNESDAY     4 - 8 - 20

  WELP......JUMPED THE GUN ON THAT ONE.

  ON TUESDAY I DOWNGRADED OUR CABLE TV , INTERNET , AND PHONE LINES. EVERYTHING WAS CANCELLED OR DOWN TO THE BARE MINIMUM. I WAS THINKING OF SAVING $140 A MONTH BUT DID NOT REALIZE THIS WAS NOT A SMART MOVE ON 2 FRONTS.  I ACCESS MY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AT THE NAIL AT LEAST 5 TIMES DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT. WELL , I NOTICED SOMETHING QUITE QUICKLY. I COULD NOT ACCESS MY CAMERAS VIA MY CELL PHONE OR COMPUTER. THE NAIL IS NOW TOTALLY DARK. JESUS.....IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.

 I IMMEDIATELY CALL COMCAST AND SPEAK TO A REALLY COOL WOMAN. SHE GIVES ME A BETTER DEAL BOTH WITH PRICE AND PACKAGE FROM WHAT WE HAD. OUR INTERNET WAS BACK UP WHILE WE WERE TALKING. OKAY , THIS IS COOL , WE HAVE OUR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM MONITOR BACK ONLINE.  SHE ASKS ME , " IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE ? " I REPLY , " COULD I HAVE LOST MY NAIL PHONE NUMBER 649 NAIL ? " SHE REPLIES , " YOU MEAN YESTERDAY'S REP DID NOT TELL YOU THIS ? "........OH........MY.......GOD. IT WOULD TOTALLY SUCK IF I LOSE THE NAIL'S PHONE NUMBER.

  SHE WORKS WITH ME AGAIN ON RETRIEVING OUR PHONE NUMBER. SHE IS SUPER COOL AND WORKING FROM HOME IN DELAWARE. WE TALK ABOUT THE VIRUS AND FAMILY. AFTER 15 MINUTES SHE SAYS , " I AM DOING THE BEST I CAN. THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF YOU GOT YOUR ORIGINAL PHONE NUMBER BACK IS TO WAIT UP TO 24 HOURS. IF NOT CALL BACK TOMORROW ".......OH........MY........GOD.  IT IS 8:30AM.  I TRY THE NUMBER AND IT DOES NOT WORK.

 I PLAY ON THE COMPUTER FOR OVER AN HOUR AND HAVE BREAKFAST. I DECIDE I AM GOING TO GIVE THE GARAGE ORGANIZING THING ANOTHER FULL SHOT. I BRING MY COMPUTER IN THE GARAGE SO I CAN PLAY INTERNET SCRABBLE , CHECK EMAILS , AND USE GOOGLE IF I NEED IT. I PUT SOME MUSIC ON AND I REALLY ENJOY WORKING OUTSIDE. I SPEND OVER 4 HOURS GOING THROUGH STUFF AND TRASHING THINGS. THIS TIME I FILL UP MY " NEW " TRAILER. I FRICKIN' LOVE THIS THING. BY 11AMISH I HEAD OUTSIDE. I OPEN BOTH GARAGE DOORS VIA REMOTE OPENERS FROM MY KITCHEN......NICE.

  IN THE GARAGE I AM USING BATTERY POWER FOR MY LAPTOP. I DECIDE TO IMMEDIATELY GET THE POWER SUPPLY FROM MY BEDROOM. I NOTICE SOMETHING ON THE CORD.....BITES MARKS. I CAN CLEARLY SEE 4 WIRES AND ONE IS BITTEN RIGHT THROUGH. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I KNOW THE CULPRIT......THE PUPPY. THE COMPUTER POWERS UP BUT A WARNING SIGN SAYS , " YOUR POWER SUPPLY HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONNECTIONS ". THE GOOD THING IS THE LAPTOP POWERS UP. THE BAD THING IS IT WILL NOT CHARGE. SO AS LONG AS I KEEP IT PLUGGED IN IT WILL STAY AT 92%.

  I GO ON-LINE AND CHAT WITH A DELL REP. THEY FIND A REPLACEMENT POWER SUPPLY AND CORD FOR $59. I GO TO GOOGLE AND FIND ONE FOR $19.

 I DID A TON OF RE-ORGANIZING TOOLS , SWEEPING , CONSOLIDATING , AND THROWING STUFF OUT THAT HAS NOT BEEN TOUCHED IN 5+ YEARS. THAT IS MY MOTTO FOR THIS GARAGE. I SAVED 2 THINGS FOR THE PUPPY TO SEE IF SHE WOULD LIKE THEM.........A SMALL BLUE PLASTIC POOL AND A SPRINKLER. WE WILL SEE IF SHE LIKES THEM WHEN IT GETS REALLY WARM OUT.

  I GOT TIRED AROUND 3:30PM AND CLOSE UP THE GARAGE. I FEEL I GOT ABOUT 70% DONE AND WOULD LIKE TO GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY TOMORROW OR WHENEVER IT IS NICE OUT.

 INSIDE I MAKE A LATE LUNCH / EARLY DINNER. I HAVE BEEN JONESING FOR HAMBURGERS LATELY AND TAKE EVERYTHING OUT. THAN I NOTICE MEATLOAF WHEELS MADE A WEEK AGO. I PUT ALL THE HAMBURGER STUFF BACK AND MAKE MEATLOAF BURGERS. THEY WERE ACTUALLY OKAY. ONE OF MY PET PEEVES IS NOT WASTING FOOD AND THROWING IT OUT. PEOPLE ARE STARVING ALL OVER THE WORLD SO TO ME IT SEEMS DISRESPECTFUL. WE HAVE THIS LUXURY OF AMPLE FOOD SUPPLY WHILE OTHERS ARE STARVING ON THE STREETS. OKAY , THIS IS BEING DRAMATIC BUT IT IS WHAT I THINK.

  BY 7PM I THINK OF SOMETHING I SHOULD PROBABLY DO BUT TIME AND NIGHTFALL IS COMING SOON. I HAVE A FULL TRAILER OF DEBRIS AND TRASH. THE NAIL'S DUMPSTER GETS EMPTIED TOMORROW AT 6AM. IT BE A GOOD TIME TO FILL THE DUMPSTER UP NOW BECAUSE IT WILL BE EMPTIED IN 10 HOURS. IT WILL LEAVE ME ROOM FOR THE REST OF WEEK IF I NEED TO DUMP MORE THINGS. I DECIDE IT WAS TIME FOR MY TRAILER TO TAKE IT'S FIRST MAIDEN VOYAGE. I BACK UP THE JEEP AND CONNECT THE HITCH BALL , SAFETY CHAINS , AND WIRE HARNESS. I TEST THE TURN SIGNALS AND THEY WORK. I AM A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY BECAUSE A LARGE VAN IS PARKED ON THE CORNER SO GETTING BY IT COULD BE TOUGH. I THINK I MAY HAVE TO GO FORWARD AND INTO THE ONE WAY STREET. BUT.........I MAKE THE TURN.

  I AM A LITTLE NERVOUS AND TAKE MY TIME. I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND PARK BY THE DUMPSTER. I BROUGHT GLOVES , A BROOM , AND A DUST PAN TOO. I AM QUITE CONTENT WHEN I FILL THE DUMPSTER AND EMPTY THE TRAILER COMPLETELY. I SWEEP THE TRAILER BED CLEAN AND PULL UP THE NAIL'S BACK DOOR. THERE WAS ONE AND ONLY ONE THING ON MY MIND SINCE 8:30AM ------ " YOU HAVE TO WAIT UP TO 24 HOURS TO GET YOUR PHONE LINE BACK ". 

 I GO INSIDE AND IMMEDIATELY SEE IF I HAVE A DIAL TONE.......I DON'T. I GET A LITTLE MELANCHOLY THINKING IF I LOSE THE INFAMOUS NAIL PHONE NUMBER THAT WOULD HURT BUSINESS..........IF WE SURVIVE THIS CLOSING AND VIRUS. NO TIME TO FEEL SAD BECAUSE IT IS GETTING DARK. I DO NOT WANT TO DRIVE THE TRAILER AT NIGHT BECAUSE DRIVING LIGHTS DO NOT WORK. BRAKE AND TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS WORK BUT NOT NIGHT LIGHTS.

  NOW , MY RIDE IS JUST 3 1/2 MILES HOME. TRY TO GUESS HOW MANY POLICE CARS I SAW ?  ZERO WOULD BE A NORMAL ANSWER ON A 6 MINUTE DRIVE BUT....THIS IS MY LIFE.... AND I PASSED 4 COP CARS. IT WAS NOT QUITE DARK ENOUGH FOR CAR LIGHTS TO BE ON BUT IT WAS DAMN CLOSE. PUT IT THIS WAY , PRETTY MUCH ALL OTHER CARS HAD THEIR LIGHTS ON.

 I MAKE IT HOME WITH NO " INTERRUPTIONS ". I UNHITCH AND DISCONNECT EVERYTHING AND EASILY ROLL THE TRAILER INTO THE GARAGE. THE TRAILER'S FIRST MAIDEN DRIVE WAS A SUCCESS. IT IS SO COOL HAVING THIS.

 IT IS NEARLY 8PM AND IT IS TIME FOR SOME NIGHTCAPS. I HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS AND A SNIFTER OF SAMBUCA STORED IN THE FREEZER.....IT'S LIKE ICE. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL. IT IS DOWNRIGHT EXCELLENT. I ALSO WATCH THE EAGLES/ PATRIOTS SUPER BOWL REPLAY FOR THE 50TH TIME.

 OFF TO BED BY 10:30PM. I CONTINUE TO WATCH THE EAGLES AND FLIP OVER TO HOGAN'S HEROES ON COMMERCIALS.  BY 10:45PM IT IS SLEEPY TIME. I WAKE UP AT 1AM , 3:30AM , AND 6:30AM. I GUESS IF YOU TOTAL THEM UP IT'S A DECENT NIGHT'S SLEEP.

 OH , I TRIED CALLING THE NAIL PHONE AT 6:30AM AND IT DOES WORK. I AM CREEPING TO THIS " UP TO 24 HOURS " DEADLINE VERY QUICKLY.

  THURSDAY     4 - 9 - 20

  IT'S SMALL BUT IT FEELS GOOD.........

  BACK OUT TO THE GARAGE AGAIN. WHY I AM ENAMORED WITH CLEANING AND ORGANIZING I HAVE NO IDEA BUT IT DOES FEEL GOOD. I SPENT ANOTHER 3 HOURS IN THE GARAGE. I MOVED SHELVING AROUND AND STARTED FILLING THE TRAILER AGAIN. IN ONE WEEK IT HAS BECOME NIGHT AND DAY. PUT IT THIS WAY , I CAN NOW PUT MY MOTORCYCLE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE GARAGE.  IF YOU SAW IT LAST WEEK I COULD NOT PUT A BIG WHEEL ON THE LEFT SIDE.

  THE WINDS HAVE PICKED UP BIG TIME. SOME OF MY CARPET OUT FRONT GOT COMPLETELY BLOWN OFF THE GARDENS.  MAN , I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE MULCH COMES IN.

  BACK INSIDE I MAKE 2 HAMBURGERS WITH CHEESE , ONIONS , AND TOMATOES FOR A VERY LATE LUNCH. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

  30 MINUTES AFTER EATING MY MOM CALLS ME TO COME FOR DINNER.  IT IS 5PM AND I TELL HER I JUST ATE 2 BURGERS AT 5PM.  SHE RESPONDS , " WELL , IF I PUSH DINNER BACK TO 7PM YOU'LL BE HUNGRY AGAIN RIGHT ? " THAT REPLY JUST SCREAMED , " I KNOW YOUR FAT SO JUST COME OVER AND EAT AGAIN........FATTY ".

 ALSO , I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO GO TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE WITH THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SUCH.

  I STACK UP 14 DRUMS OF EMPTY DRIVEWAY SEALERS ALONG WITH OUR NORMAL RECYCLABLES. I ASSUME THE TOWNSHIP WILL TAKE THEM ON FRIDAY'S RECYCLING DAY.

  EARLY FRIDAY I TRIED CALLING THE NAIL PHONE AGAIN. IT IS STILL NOT WORKING AND NOW WAY PAST THE 24 HOUR MARK. GEE.........I AM SO SURPRISED. LOSING THE NUMBER WILL JUST BLOW.

  CONTACTED SOME BAR OWNERS I KNOW FOR INSURANCE QUESTIONS AND AN EXCELLENT GROUP CALLED THE PA TAVERN ASSOCIATION. I BROWSED THEIR SITE FOR JUST 5 MINUTES...........JESUS WHY DIDN'T I JOIN THEM 20 YEARS AGO ?

  BY 8PM I DECIDE TO ADMIRE MY GARAGE AND ALL THE WORK I DID. I KNOW IT IS KINDA STUPID.  I CLEANED BOTH DOOR OPENERS AND ENTERED THE GARAGE. IT REALLY IS A GOOD FEELING AND SOMETHING I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO FOR YEARS. ANYWAY , AT 8PM AT NIGHT , I SEE ANOTHER PROJECT I LIKE TO DO.......CRAP.

  A COUPLE DAYS AGO I LIFTED MY POWER MITER BY ITS HANDLE AND IT FELL APART. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOOL SO I GO INSIDE THE HOUSE AND LAY A TOWEL DOWN ON THE KITCHEN TABLE.  I BRING THE LARGE MACHINE INSIDE AND BEGIN TO PUZZLE THE PLASTIC PIECES BACK TOGETHER TO FORM AND SECURE THE HANDLE. I USED GORILLA GLUE AND GORILLA TAPE. IT CAME OUT NICE BUT I WILL TEST IT TOMORROW.

  I CHECK MY COMPUTER FOR EMAILS , FACEBOOK MESSAGING , AND TURNS PLAYED BY OPPONENTS IN INTERNET SCRABBLE.

   TWO THINGS GRABBED MY ATTENTION.

 1 -  I FOUND HOUSE SIDING AGAIN ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE.  I BYPASSED THE WIFE WHO WAS NOT RESPONDING TO ANY OF MY QUESTIONS AND FOUND THE HUSBAND ON FACEBOOK. I MESSAGE HIM AND HE ANSWERS TWICE IMMEDIATELY TO MY TOTAL SURPRISE AND DELIGHT. AFTER THAT.....STONE COLD SILENCE FOR 24 HOURS. MY 2ND QUESTION WAS TOUGH.,...." HOW MANY PIECES OF SIDING DO YOU HAVE ? "

 2 - THIS IS LITTLE BUT IT SURE FELT GOOD. AGAIN , IT MEANS NOTHING IN LIFE. I DECIDE TO PLAY AGAINST THE 2ND BEST PLAYER IN INTERNET SCRABBLE WORLD WIDE. ON THIS SITE HE ( OR SHE ) IS CONSISTENTLY RANKED IN THE TOP 3. I CHALLENGED HIM 2 WEEKS AGO AND I WON , SO 3 DAYS AGO HE IS CHALLENGED ME FOR PAY BACK AS I SEE IT. THIS GUY ONLY PLAYS ONE MOVE ( OR WORD ) EVERY 2 TO 2 1/2 DAYS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY HE DOES THIS BUT SO BE IT.

 2A - THE " IT'S LITTLE BUT FEELS SO GOOD " PLAY. IT'S MY OPPONENT'S TURN AND IT HAS BEEN 3 DAYS. I HAVE MY HUGE MONSTROUS LETTER MOVE PLANNED FOR 3 DAYS NOW. I HOPE HE IS GOING TO USE A CERTAIN AREA TO GET A DOUBLE WORD SCORE. I AM REALLY WISH HE USES THE SPACES PROVIDED BECAUSE I HAVE A DUSEY OF A SCORE IF HE DOES. WELL , I CHECK MY SCRABBLE GAME AND THE PLAYER USED THE EXACT SPOT I WANTED HIM TO. HE SCORED A RESPECTABLE 25 POINTS FOR THE WORD HE PLACED DOWN. NOW IT WAS MY TURN........I RESPOND WITH AN 8 LETTER WORD THAT FALLS ON 2 DOUBLE WORD SCORES AND A TRIPLE LETTER. MY SCORE FOR ONE WORD........137 POINTS. IT IS THE HIGHEST POINT SCORE I EVER PLACED AND OH DID I DO A LITTLE DANCING , HUMPING , AND WHOOPING. I WAS LIKE ACE VENTURA  , " DO YOU LIKE THAT  , CAN YOU FEEL IT ......CAN YA ??!! ......HA LOSSSSSSSSEER ". I IMMEDIATELY MADE MY DRINK AND SAT DOWN TO WATCH TV.......WOOOOO !!! I HAVE NO LIFE AND THIS IS WHAT SELF SHELTERING DOES.

  IT IS NOW 8:30PM SO I SIT DOWN WITH A NICE VODKA / CRANBERRY DRINK. I WATCH A 1950'S MOVIE CALLED THE SET-UP. IT IS ONLY 75 MINUTES LONG AND THE WHOLE REASON I GAVE IT A SHOT WAS BECAUSE A WYSP RADIO TALK SHOW HOST SAID IT IS THE BEST SPORTS' MOVIE HE EVER SAW......." PHENOMENAL " WAS HIS EXACT WORDS.  I WANT THAT 75 MINUTES BACK...........WORST ACTING EVER.

 I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE HUNTERS. BOTH WERE EXCELLENT THOUGH I DID FALL ASLEEP IN THE LAST 10 MINUTES OF THE 2ND EPISODE.  THIS SHOW IS BASED ON TRUE EVENTS AND THEY ARE MIND BLOWING. I ACTUALLY CRIED SEVERAL TIMES DURING BOTH EPISODES.

  OFF TO BED AND AGAIN I WAKE UP TWICE DURING THE NIGHT. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING THOUGH I DID SLEEP 2 1/2 STRAIGHT HOURS.........TWICE. IN MY BOOK THAT'S A WIN.

 I ATTEND A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION WITH MY BROTHER. I PARK ON THE STREET AND WE ATTEND THE CEREMONY. IT WAS NICE. UPON RETURNING I SEE ON MY WINDSHIELD THERE IS A PARKING TICKET. I CALL THE NUMBER ON THE TICKET AND IT IS A TOW TRUCK COMPANY. I AM SO PISSED BUT THE WOMAN SAID " JASON " SAW YOU WERE PARKED TO FAR AWAY FROM THE CURB AND GAVE YOU A CITIZEN'S PARKING TICKET. I YELL AT THE LADY , " WHAT THE HELL IS A CITIZEN'S PARKING TICKET AND WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT ?!?! " I KNOW THIS " JASON " AND HE IS A TOTAL ASSHOLE. I TELL THE LADY , " HAVE A GOOD TIME TRYING TO COLLECT THIS MONEY"........dream ends.

 MY BROTHER AND I ROLL OUT. I TELL HIM I LIKE TO VISIT A BARTENDER OF OURS ( N.M. ) BECAUSE HE IS HAVING A PARTY AND ASKED ME TO STOP BY. WE ARRIVE AT HIS HOUSE AND WE PARK. WE WALK UP AND THE HOUSE HAS CRAZY TRIANGULAR ANGLES IN ITS STRUCTURE. I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT IN ALL MY CONTRACTING DAYS. WE ENTER A BREEZEWAY DOOR AND WALK UP A STAIRCASE SHAPED LIKE TRIANGLES. I FELT LIKE I WAS IN A DOCTOR SEUSS BOOK.  WE ENTER A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE AND MUSICIANS. THE HOUSE IS PACKED. THE CEILINGS ARE LOW AND SIDEWAYS WHILE THE WALLS JUTTED OUT DIFFERENT SHAPES. IT FELT LIKE WE WERE IN A RUBIK'S CUBE. WE GO TO THE KITCHEN TO SAY HELLO AND HE OFFERED FOOD AND DRINK.  I SAY TO HIM , " DUDE , THIS IS ONE CRAZY CONSTRUCTED HOME. " HE REPLIES , " YEP , THAT'S HOW I WANTED IT. JUST DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE. WHAT DO YOU THINK DADDIO ? "............dream ends.

 ( WEIRD - 2 DREAMS WITH THE SAME BROTHER IN IT )

  FRIDAY      4 - 10 - 20

  HOUSTON.........WE HAVE CONTACT.

 DID I SEE FLURRIES TODAY? I KNOW THE POCONOS GOT A HARD DUSTING BUT I COULD OF SWORN I SAW SOME FLURRIES TODAY.

  POWER MITER I WORKED ON LAST NIGHT SEEMS TO BE PUT TOGETHER BACK LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY. AS LONG AS IT WORKS THAT'S ALL I CARE ABOUT.

  WELP , WHY NOT START THE BASEMENT TOOL ROOM.  MY GAME PLAN WAS TO TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH THE TRAILER 1/2 FULL BUT I LIKE TO ADD MORE TO IT. THERE IS NO TIME RESTRICTIONS SO I STARTED ORGANIZING MY TOOL ROOM.  I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS JUST GOING THROUGH STUFF AND LISTENING TO SPORTS TALK RADIO. IT REALLY IS LIKE A SCAVENGER HUNT. I AM FINDING THINGS I HAVE NOT SEEN IN YEARS. I AM CONTINUING THE MOTTO " IF NOT USED IN 5 YEARS IT GETS THROWN OUT ".  I BROUGHT ALL THE TRASH UP AND OUTSIDE.

  CONNECT THE TRAILER TO OUR JEEP AND LOAD IT UP WITH THE REMAINING TRASH. THIS TRAILER ( SO FAR ) HAS BEEN AWESOME.  I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO UNLOAD IT.

  BEFORE UNLOADING I PARKED THE TRAILER NEXT TO OUR DUMPSTER. I GO IN THE NAIL , TURN ON THE DEEP FRYER AND HEAD STRAIGHT TO OUR PHONE. I SEE " MESSAGE " ON THE PHONE SCREEN SO THIS IS A GOOD SIGN. I LIFT THE PHONE FROM THE RECEIVER AND HEAR A DIAL TONE. YES !!!!!.......WE DID NOT LOSE OUR PHONE NUMBER !!! THIS MAY SEEM LITTLE TO MOST OF YOU BUT TRYING TO KEEP THE NAIL NUMBER ( 649 NAIL ) IS IMPORTANT TO ME. THE COMCAST REP GAVE ME A CODE TO PROGRAM THE MESSAGE FOR INCOMING CALLS. BASICALLY IT IS ME CURSING THE CORONA VIRUS.  THREE COMCAST REPS IN 3 DAYS.......2 TOLD ME ABOUT NEVER GIVING UP YOUR PHONE NUMBER. I LEARNED MY LESSON.

 WE DO THIS ALL THE TIME. AS SOON AS I WALKED IN THE NAIL WHEELS CALLED THE PHONE. TALK ABOUT PERFECT TIMING.

 BACK OUTSIDE AND I UNLOAD THE TRAILER. MAN , IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE. WHEN DONE , I PRACTICED TURNING IT AROUND AND GOING BACKWARDS. I FORGOT HOW HARD IT WAS TO BACK A TRAILER UP. MAN , I REALLY BLOW AT IT.

 I MAKE SOME CHICKEN FINGERS , CHECK THE MAIL , AND WIPE DOWN THE BACK BAR. EACH TIME I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL I CLEAN SOMETHING.

 ROLL HOME WITH AN EMPTY TRAILER. I DO NOT KNOW WHY THAT IS A GOOD FEELING. IT STILL MAKES ME FEEL ALITTLE NERVOUS WHEN PULLING IT.

 I NOTICE THE TRASH MEN DID NOT TAKE THE RECYCLABLES. I BELIEVE IT IS EVERY OTHER WEEK NOW.

  PRINT OUT A LETTER TO A HOSPITAL THAT GAVE ME STITCHES. IN SHORT THEY ARE OVER CHARGING ME FOR A MISTAKE A DOCTOR DID. SHE PRICKED HERSELF WHILE GIVING ME STITCHES WHICH MADE ME GIVE THEM 4 FRIGGIN' VILES OF BLOOD WITH MORE WASTED TIME AND PAIN. I DO NOT FEEL I SHOULD BE CHARGED FOR THIS.

 AT 7PM , I DECIDE TO CUT THE LAWN WITH 2 JACKETS ON. I USE OUR RIDING MOWER AND ALSO CUT ONE OF OUR RENTAL PROPERTIES. I TALK TO OUR RENTER FOR A MINUTE OR SO TOO. SHE TOO IS HAVING TOUGH TIMES.

 BACK HOME I EASILY PUT THE TRAILER AND RIDING MOWER BACK IN THE GARAGE. I ALSO FLIP THE CARPETING BACK ON THE GARDENS WHICH THE WIND BLEW OFF 3 DIFFERENT TIMES.

  IT'S ALMOST DARK AND I SETTLE IN. I CHECK MY COMPUTER AND HEAD TO THE LIVING ROOM. I MAKE SOME DRINKS AND WATCH TV.

 ** I HAVE TO GIVE THIS A HIGHLIGHT. I WATCHED THE SEASON FINALE OF THE HUNTERS. IT WAS DOWNRIGHT THE BEST TV SERIES FINALE I EVER SAW ** THE ENDING IS AWESOME.

  OFF TO BED AND SLEPT LIKE ALWAYS.........WAKING UP SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT , PEEING , AND DRINKING WATER.

 I DREAMT ABOUT OUR FORMER PUP " OHHHHHH NELLIE ". I CALLED HER NAME OUT AND THAN YELPED ( IT WAS A WAY OF CALLING HER ) SEVERAL TIMES. I CRIED MYSELF BACK TO SLEEP.....STILL MISS HER ESPECIALLY WITH AN ART PICTURE OF HER FACE AT MY DESK I SEE EVERY DAY.

  SATURDAY    4 - 11 - 20

  TECHNOLOGY IS REALLY SOMETHING. I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO USE AN APPLICATION CALLED ZOOM. TODAY MY KIDS ACTIVATED IT TO JOIN A BUNCH OF FAMILY. IT WAS PRETTY COOL. ONLY DOWN FALL IS HEARING AND SLOWED DOWN SPEECH..........BUT YOU CAN SEE EVERYONE.

  WHEELS AND KIDS COME HOME FROM MOUNTAIN HOUSE. PERSONALLY , I WOULD OF STAYED LONGER BECAUSE IT IS SO DAMN PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL THERE BUT I AM GLAD THEY CAME HOME.

  I HELP UNLOAD AND CHECK OUT THE FOUR 5 GALLON DRUMS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER WHEELS GOT FOR 5 BUCKS. IT LOOKS LIKE 2 ARE REALLY GOOD AND ONLY 2 YEARS OLD. THE OTHER TWO......COULD BE 20 YEARS OLD. MOST LIKELY I WILL TRY TO FINISH THIS DRIVEWAY PROJECT TOMORROW.

  I GAVE OUR RENTER THE SAME OPTION OUR BANK GAVE TO US. WE CAN WAIT TO PAY UP TO 3 MONTHS. I ALSO SAID SHE COULD USE OUR DUMPSTER. APPARENTLY SHE IS CLEANING OUT HER BASEMENT LIKE SO MANY OF US ARE DOING.

 LONG SHOT.......I MAY PULL AN ANDY DUFRESNE IN THE MOVIE  SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. IN OUR BASEMENT WE HAVE A CRAWL SPACE. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO DIG IT OUT AND MAKE IT AT LEAST 7 FOOT CEILINGS LIKE THE REST OF THE BASEMENT. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THIS IS A HERCULEAN PROJECT. BUT.....IF I DID 2 OR 3 BUCKETS A DAY WHO KNOWS WHERE I BE 13 YEARS FROM NOW LIKE ANDY.

 SPEAKING OF BASEMENT I SPENT ANOTHER HOUR IN MY TOOL ROOM. IT'S A GOOD FEELING TO HAVE AN ORGANIZED TOOL ROOM AND GARAGE.

  I TOOK A RIDE TO 3 MULCH DROP-OFF LOCATIONS. MOST OF THE TIMES THESE ARE LOCAL PARKS. ALL AREAS WERE YELLOW TAPED OFF. I HAVE NO CLUE IF THE TOWNSHIP WILL HAVE FREE MULCH THIS YEAR.

 I DID USE FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE TO FIND FREE MULCH. ONE PERSON IS IN NEWTOWN SQUARE AND THE OTHER IN WEST CHESTER. WITH MY " NEW " UTILITY TRAILER I FEEL OKAY DRIVING TO NEWTOWN SQUARE BUT NOT SO MUCH TO WEST CHESTER.

  EVEN THE HUSBAND DOES NOT RESPOND NOW. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. WHY POST SOMETHING FOR SALE AND NOT RESPOND TO A MESSAGE ? MY MESSAGE SHOWS " SEEN " BUT THE PERSON DOES NOT RESPOND. I JUST DON'T GET  IT. I WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR HOUSE VINYL SIDING AND MULCH.

  ORDERED CHINESE FOR DINNER. IT WAS OKAY. EARLIER , I HAD 3 PIECES OF 1 WEEK OLD PIZZA......IT WAS NOT OAKY , BUT I HATE WASTING FOOD.

  OUR ELDEST HAS A " FIRE STICK ". THIS THING IS PRETTY COOL. YOU CAN ACCESS HULU , NETFLIX , AMAZON PRIME , DISNEY PLUS , AND A TON MORE.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF OZARK. I THOUGHT THERE WAS WAY TOO MUCH CRYING IN THESE EPISODES BUT THEY WERE GOOD.

 THREE TIMES OUR CREDIT CARD WAS COMPROMISED......3 TIMES WE REPLACED IT.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUPPY . IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER. THE DOG IS A NUT JOB BUT ALWAYS FUN TO BE WITH. IN THESE VIRUS / SHELTERING TIMES..........A PLAYFUL PUPPY IS A PREFECT GIFT.

 SINCE THE KIDS AND WHEELS HAD THE PUP FOR A WEEK I WILL HELP OUT WITH TAKING CARE OF HER AT NIGHT.

  SUNDAY     4 - 12 - 20

 I AM SURE THIS WILL BE AN EASTER WE REMEMBER.

 I HAD A CHOICE TODAY. FINISH THE DRIVEWAY SEALING OR WAIT AT LEAST 10 DAYS UNTIL WE HAVE 2 STRAIGHT DAYS OF SUNSHINE. I DID NOT FEEL LIKE WAITING. IT MAY COST ME.

  I FINISHED THE DRIVEWAY USING THE 4 FIVE GALLON DRUMS WHEELS PICKED UP FOR $5. THESE WERE WAY BETTER THAN THE SEALERS I USED. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS OPENING 2 OF THE CAN'S LIDS. BY 12 NOON I WAS DONE.  YOUR SUPPOSE TO WAIT AT LEAST 24 HOURS FOR IT TO DRY BEFORE ANY RAIN HITS IT. WELL ,  I GOT ABOUT A THIRD OF THAT DRYING TIME. IT DID FEEL GOOD TO FINALLY FINISH THIS MAJOR PROJECT.

  I SWEEP OUR EXTERIOR BASEMENT STEPS. I TRY TO DO THIS BEFORE EVERY BIG RAIN.

 I SPEND SOME TIME PROGRAMMING OUR RIGHT SIDE GARAGE DOOR FROM OUR MINIVAN. IT TOOK ME ABOUT 15 MINUTES BUT I FIGURED IT OUT. THE VAN CAN NOW OPEN BOTH GARAGE DOORS AND THE NAIL GATE.

  ZOOM AGAIN.....THIS TIME WITH WHEELS SIDE OF THE FAMILY. IT'S KINDA COOL.  WE HAD ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS GETTING MOM ON THE PROGRAM BUT WITH THE HELP OUR KIDS THEY DID IT. I STILL HAVE NO IDEA HOW IT WORKS.

  I TAKE A HARD NAP AFTER FINISHING THE DRIVEWAY SEALER AND CLEANING UP. THE PUP HAD ME UP AT 6:15AM WHICH IS NOT BAD BECAUSE SHE WENT BACK TO SLEEP UNTIL 8:45AM.  STILL......I'VE BEEN UP A WHILE AND BY 12 NOON I WAS SUPER TIRED.  I SHOWERED FIRST AND AGAIN NEEDED AN S.O.S. BRILLO PAD TO GET SOME SEALER OFF ME. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO USE THIS PRODUCT AND NOT GET ANY ON YOU.

 WAKE UP AFTER AN HOUR OR SO AND HIT THE COMPUTER. FINALLY......SOMEONE RESPONDS TO MY MULCH INQUIRY. I WAS A LITTLE PISSED BECAUSE HE " SEEN " MY MESSAGE BUT DID NOT RESPOND UNTIL 3 HOURS LATER. ANYWAY , THE GUY HAD A TREE TAKEN DOWN AND SCREENED IT DOWN TO CHIPS.  I GOT HIS ADDRESS AND HE IS ABOUT A 10 MINUTE RIDE AWAY. I WILL USE WOOD CHIPS IN OUR DRIVEWAY GARDEN AS A TEST. I TOLD HIM I STOP BY TOMORROW AROUND 11AMISH. I TOTALLY FORGOT THEY WERE CALLING FOR TORRENTIAL RAINS TOMORROW.

  WHEELS MAKES A VERY GOOD PORK LOIN ROAST. I WANTED TO DO A BBQ BUT WHEN I TESTED OUR BBQ IT WAS OUT OF PROPANE......OF COURSE IT WAS. ANYWAY , WE ALL SAT FOR DINNER AND LISTENED TO MUSIC.

 AFTER DINNER THE KIDS SET-UP OUR BIG TV FOR GAMES YOU CAN INTERACT VIA CELL PHONES. IT IS QUITE AMAZING HOW THESE GAMES WORK. THEY USED A COMPUTER TO ACCESS THE BIG TV AND THAN EACH PERSON USES THEIR CELL PHONE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND SUCH. IT WAS ACTUALLY KINDA COOL. I AM AMAZED WITH TECHNOLOGY.

  MAKE SOME DRINKS AND SETTLE IN TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF OUTLANDER. IT WAS GOOD. NEXT , WHEELS AND I WATCH THE SEASON 3 FINALE OF OZARK. I WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED BECAUSE A PERSON ON FACEBOOK HAD ISSUES WITH THE ENDING. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD FINAL EPISODE  INCLUDING THE ENDING. IT MADE ME JUMP AND SAY " HOLY SHIT !! ".

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP AND THINKING IF MY DRIVEWAY SEALER WILL HOLD UP IN THE MAJOR RAIN.

  MONDAY      4 - 13 - 20

  BOY DID THE WIND AND RAIN COME........

  PUPPY WAS GOOD OVER NIGHT AGAIN. IN BED , THE DOG WARMS ME WHEN SHE CRAWLS UP BEHIND ME AND PUTS HER NECK ON MINE. IT IS A GOOD FEELING.

 I CHECKED OUR GARAGE AND BASEMENT FOR ANY LEAKS OR WATER. I AM VERY PLEASED TO SAY ........ALL GOOD.

  SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS GETTING QUOTES FOR COMMERCIAL INSURANCE VIA PHONE CALLS , EMAILS , AND FAXING. ONE LEAD SEEMS PROMISING. ALSO APPLIED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT. WHY NOT JOIN THE OTHER 20 MILLION.

     BY LATE AFTERNOON THE SUN BROKE OUT. THE DRIVEWAY SEALER HELD PRETTY GOOD THROUGH THAT TORRENTIAL RAIN BUT TO BE SAFE WE WILL LEAVE ALL VEHICLES OFF THE SURFACE UNTIL TOMORROW.

  THE WIND BLEW DOWN A SECTION OF FENCING AND A DOWNSPOUT. THIS PRETTY MUCH HAPPENS EVERY STORM. TODAY I PUT A STOP TO IT. I GOT MY TOOLS OUT AND RE-PIECED THE FENCE BACK TOGETHER AND SECURED IT. I ALSO GOT MY GORILLA LADDER AND SECURED THE DOWNSPOUT TO A GUTTER AND 90 DEGREE ELBOWS. I ALSO USED A CLEAR THICK ZIP TIE AND SECURED IT TO AN ANCHOR MOUNTED ON OUR STONE WALL.  IF WE GET HIT BY A TORNADO THE ONLY THING STANDING ON THIS HOUSE WILL BE THE DOWNSPOUT.

  TWO PROJECTS DONE. I HEAD INSIDE AND MY KID ASKS FOR NORTON ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION. I GET A FREE DOWNLOAD VIA MY COMCAST ACCOUNT. IT TOOK SOME DOING AND SEARCHING FOR PASSWORDS BUT EVENTUALLY WE INSTALLED IT ON HER COMPUTER.

  THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THE TOWNSHIP WILL COLLECT YARD TRASH AND RECYCLABLES. THEY ARE STARTING TO PILE UP. I EMAILED THE TOWNSHIP REP ABOUT MULCH AND HE RESPONDED QUICKLY AGAIN......NO UPDATES.  EACH WEEK I EMAIL HIM AND HE DOES RESPOND WHICH IS NICE.

 I FOUND ANOTHER PERSON GIVING AWAY FREE MULCH. HE IS VERY LOCAL AND ONLY MINUTES FROM OUR HOME. UNFORTUNATELY , IT DOWN POURED AND I COULD NOT GET TO HIM TODAY. THE NEXT DAY HE TOLD ME HE USED HALF THE PILE AND NOW IS DOWN TO JUST  A 1/2 YARD OF MULCH. THIS KINDA SUCKS BUT I WILL STILL GO GET IT TOMORROW. A FIRST PRIORITY IS TO FILL OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN TO PLANT SEEDS.

  WHEELS MAKES ANOTHER GOOD MEAL OF RAVIOLIS , MEATBALLS , SAUSAGE , GARLIC BREAD , AND STRING BEANS. WITH SUCH AN ITALIAN MEAL I HAD TO HAVE A GLASS OF WINE WITH IT.

  SETTLE IN AND WE TRY TO WATCH CAPTAIN MARVEL.  THE GIRL IS SEXY AND I HEARD SHE REALLY WORKED OUT HARD WITH SELF-DEFENSE TO MAKE THIS MOVIE BELIEVABLE ESPECIALLY WITH THE FIGHT SCENES. THOUGH.......THIS MOVIE IS ALL OVER THE PLACE BUT IT DID PICK UP SPEED. OUR ELDEST BAILED ON IT SO WHEELS AND I DID. I DID LIKE THEY BROUGHT IN AGENTS OF S.H.I.EL.D. ( WHICH I WILL WATCH NOW SINCE A NEW AND FINAL SEASON HAS STARTED )

  WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. THIS ONE WAS EXCELLENT. THE TRUE ENTERTAINING ACTOR IS THE MANAGER. THERE IS A SCENE WHERE SHE GETS TOTALLY DRUNK KEEPING AN EYE ON THE MOTHER ....WHO IS TOTALLY DRUNK. THE " F " WORD WAS SAID 200 TIMES IN A 60 SECOND SCENE. I LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT LEAST 10 TIMES.

 I RE-WATCHED THE FIRST 2 EPISODES OF KILLING EVE SO WHEELS COULD CATCH UP. I AM TELLING YOU THE HIT WOMAN IS OFF THE CHARTS EXCELLENT. BOTH ACTORS WON ALL KINDS OF AWARDS FOR THIS SERIES. IT IS THAT DAMN GOOD.

 I TAKE THE PUPPY AGAIN FOR THE NIGHT.

  WHEELS AND I ARE ABOUT TO GET NAKED. WE ARE CLOSE TO " DOING IT " AND OUR YOUNGEST WALKS IN THE BEDROOM................dream ends ( WHEELS' DREAM ). YEP , CAN'T EVEN GET ASS IN ANOTHER PERSON'S DREAM.

  TUESDAY       4 - 14 - 20

 TIME TO MULCH........MY " NEW " TRAILER HAS BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF PHENOMENAL. SO FAR THIS HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL AND HELPFUL ASSET.  TODAY I WOULD FINALLY START MULCHING OUR 6 GARDENS.

  PREP THE TRAILER BY ATTACHING THE CHAINS , HITCH , AND ELECTRIC. I CAN DO ALL OF THIS IN SECONDS.

  FIRST - I FOUND A VERY LOCAL NEIGHBOR WHO WAS GIVING AWAY EXCELLENT TRIPLE SCREENED BLACK MULCH.  UNFORTUNATELY , HE DID USE HALF THE PILE HE WAS ADVERTISING JUST 2 DAYS AGO BUT I DROVE THERE ANYWAY. IT ENDS UP I GOT ABOUT A YARD OF MULCH OR FULL TRAILER. THE GUY EVEN LENT ME A MULCHING SHOVEL WHICH ARE EXCELLENT. I DROVE 4 MINUTES TO HIS HOUSE AND SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES FILLING THE TRAILER.  THE MULCH WAS WET FROM THE RAIN AND A LITTLE HEAVY. I ALSO MUST TELL YOU SHOVELING IT BY YOURSELF IS NOT FUN. I AM A RACE TO THE FINISH LINE TYPE OF PERSON BUT MY HEART WAS RACING AS I SHOVELED TOO QUICKLY. I DECIDED WHEN DOING THIS BY YOURSELF WITH NO HELP I MUST TAKE MY TIME OR I WILL HAVE A HEART ATTACK RIGHT ON THIS PERSON'S DRIVEWAY. I EVEN BROUGHT GLOVES AND A MASK IN CASE THE PEOPLE GIVING ME THE MULCH & WOODCHIPS WOULD WANT TO HELP ME LOAD IT.........THEY NEVER HELPED.

  BACK HOME I BACK THE TRAILER ALONG OUR GARAGE GARDEN. I PREP THE AREA AND MULCH IT. THIS TRAILER HOLDS MORE THAN MY MINIVAN USED TO AND IT IS SO MUCH EASIER TO SHOVEL IT IN AND OUT. HAVING THIS TRAILER SAVES TIME AND ENERGY.....THOUGH IT STILL TAKES ENERGY , WHICH I DON'T HAVE.

  WHEELS AND I SEE A MOTHER SQUIRREL CARRY A GREY BALL OF FUR TO ANOTHER LOCATION OUT OF OUR GARAGE SOFFIT AREA. THIS WAS FINE WITH ME. I NEVER SAW A MOTHER SQUIRREL CARRY A BABY SQUIRREL BEFORE.

 A POCONO NEIGHBOR POSTED PICTURES AND VIDEO OF A LARGE BLACK BEAR RAIDING HER BIRD FEEDER. IT WAS PRETTY COOL. HER HOUSE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAKE.

 SECOND - THIS TIME I TAKE A RUN TO NEWTOWN SQUARE. I TIMED IT PERFECT AND TOLD THE GUY TO JUST TEXT ME INSTEAD OF FACEBOOK MESSAGING ME. I WAS SICK OF CHECKING MY COMPUTER EVERY 15 MINUTES WAITING FOR A MESSAGE BACK. I DECIDE TO JUST DRIVE THERE. MORE THAN HALFWAY THERE HE TEXTS ME TO STOP BY. I TEXT HIM , " LEAVING NOW , BE THERE IN 10 MINUTES ".......I WAS 6 MINUTES AWAY.

  I BACK MY TRAILER ONTO HIS PROPERTY AND RIGHT UP TO THE WOOD CHIPS. IT TOOK ME SEVERAL ATTEMPTS BECAUSE I REALLY BLOW AT MANEUVERING A TRAILER. THE GUY CAME OUT TO SAY HI WHICH WAS NICE. I SPENT 40 MINUTES LOADING THE WOOD CHIPS AND TRYING TO SIFT OUT LARGE BRANCHES OR PIECES. MY HEART WAS RACING SO BAD I TRIED TOOK BREAKS EVERY 5 MINUTES. MY BACK WAS HURTING BIG TIME SO TAKING BREAKS HELPED. AGAIN , SHOVELING MULCH OR WOOD CHIPS BY YOURSELF ABSOLUTELY SUCKS. WHEN I WAS DONE LOADING THE WOOD CHIPS IT FELT SO GOOD TO SIT DOWN IN THE CAR. I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP.

  THE GUY TELLS ME I CAN RETURN ANYTIME IF I LIKE MORE WOOD CHIPS AND NO NEED TO CALL OR MESSAGE.

  I TAKE A SLOW DRIVE BACK HOME AND WAS DETOURED TWICE DUE TO TREE WORK ON CERTAIN ROADS I WANTED TO TAKE. I PULL UP THE DRIVEWAY AND TURN THE TRAILER AROUND. I POINT MY VEHICLEE AND TRAILER DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AND I SPREAD THE WOOD CHIPS ALONG OUR DRIVEWAY GARDENS. AGAIN , I HAVE ENOUGH TO FINISH 2 GARDENS. I AM NOT A FAN OF WOOD CHIPS OVER MULCH BUT THESE ACTUALLY LOOK DECENT. THE MULCH LOOKS EXCELLENT THOUGH.

  I FINISH 4 OF 6 GARDENS TODAY. I HAVE 2 GARDENS LEFT......THE SMALLEST WHICH WILL TAKE ONLY 5 MINUTES AND THAN THE LARGEST WHICH WILL TAKE 2 HOURS. I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE LARGE ONE.

  NOW , REMEMBER I HAVE WIND BLOWN CARPETS LAYING ON OUR GARDENS FOR 2 WEEKS NOW. THEY LOOK REALLY STUPID BUT NOW 4 OF 6 GARDENS HAVE MULCH OR WOOD CHIPS COVERING THEM. MY DILEMMA IS , DO I CONTINUE TO USE WOOD CHIPS OR WAIT FOR OUR TOWNSHIP GOOD BLACK MULCH ? WHEELS AND I BOTH AGREE TO COVER THE FINAL GARDENS WITH WOOD CHIPS. IF THE TOWNSHIP MULCH COMES IN I WILL JUST GO OVER THE WOOD CHIPS WITH THE GOOD MULCH.

 DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER TOMORROW I WILL TRY TO FINISH THE 2 REMAINING GARDENS. I HAVE TO ADMIT I REALLY HATE LOOKING AT THOSE CARPETS. I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING THESE ON MY OWN. I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THE MINDSET OF " JUST TAKE YOUR TIME....THERE IS NO HURRY. "

  I UNHITCH EVERYTHING ON THE TRAILER AND WALK IT INTO THE GARAGE. I GO INSIDE AND HAVE 2 COLD BEERS. THE KIDS ASK ME TO PLAY GAMES WITH THEM VIA OUR CELL PHONES AND TV SO I DID.

 A NICE VISIT FROM FAMILY. WHEELS TAKES A WALK WHILE MY NIECE HANGS WITH OUR KIDS......10 FEET APART. IT WAS REALLY GOOD TO SEE HER.

  I SHOWER AND SHAVE. JESUS THAT WARM WATER FELT GOOD. MY BODY ACHED FROM ALL THE WEEDING AND SHOVELING I DID TODAY. I TOOK 4 ASPIRIN.

 A NICE DINNER BY WHEELS AGAIN WITH CHICKEN CUTLETS AND STUFFING.

 ANOTHER FRIEND CALLS TO CHECK IN ON ME AND THE NAIL. THEY ALSO CHECK IN IF I HAVE ANY BOOZE IS FOR SALE. I WILL HOOK THEM UP.

  WE SETTLE IN WITH DRINKS AND WATCH THE CONNORS WHICH WAS GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF KILLING EVE. IT'S OFFICIAL.......KILLING EVE IS IN MY TOP 5 FAVORITE TV SERIES. WHEN YOU'RE WATCHING AND START YELLING AT THE TV FOR THE CHARACTERS TO DO SOMETHING ......LIKE RUN.....THAN THE WRITERS ARE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB. AGAIN , THE GIRL WHO PLAYS THE PSYCHOTIC HIT-WOMEN IS PHENOMENAL.

  YOU CAN ON-DEMAND KILLING EVE ON THE FIRST 2 EPISODES FOR FREE ON AMC OR BBC NETWORKS. AFTER 2 EPISODES IT COSTS $2 AN EPISODE OR FREE ON HULU. AS I TOLD WHEELS AND MY BROTHER , " WATCH 2 FOR FREE " AND SEE IF YOU LIKE IT. BOTH OF THEM SAY THE SERIES IS EXCELLENT SO FAR.

  I WALK THE PUP AND ENJOY THE NIGHT AIR AND STARS....SO DOES THE PUP..

 BY 10:45PM IT IS OFF TO BED. I WATCH THE REMAINING MINUTES HOGAN'S HEROES AND SOME NEWS. BY 11:05 I WAS TRYING TO SLEEP.    

  WEDNESDAY       4 - 15 - 20  

 IS THAT WATER ON THE FLOOR ?.........

  MORE MULCHING BECAUSE THE CARPETS LAYING ON OUR GARDENS LOOK TOTALLY STUPID.  I PREP THE TRAILER AND HEAD BACK TO THE FREE WOOD CHIPS IN NEWTOWN SQUARE.  I TOOK 2 TRIPS FILLING THE TRAILER TWICE TO CAPACITY.  I WAS DOWN TO 2 GARDENS. THE SMALLEST ONE TOOK 5 MINUTES. THE LARGEST GARDEN ON OUR PROPERTY IS STILL NOT DONE AFTER 5 HOURS TODAY............UGH. YEP , BASICALLY 2 TRAILER FULL OF WOOD CHIPS WAS NOT ENOUGH. I USED ORANGE CONES ON THE STREET TO GIVE ANY TRAFFIC A HEADS UP AND LATER RAN ONE CONE OVER IN FRONT OF A MOM AND KID......I'M AN IDIOT. I ALSO SAVED A BABY SQUIRREL ( I HOPE ) BY PUTTING IT ON MY SHOVEL AND PLACING IN IVY NEAR A BIG TREE. I SURE HOPE MOM HEARD ITS SQUEAKS.

  THIS TRAILER HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL SO FAR. I EVEN GOT THE CAR AND TRAILER UP ON MY FRONT YARD ALONG THE TOP OF BIGGEST GARDEN FOR EASIER UNLOADING........OF COURSE , ON THE 2ND TRY IN 4 WHEEL MODE.  I EMPTIED ALL THE WOOD CHIPS , DISCONNECTED THE TRAILER , AND WHEELS & I ROLLED IT BACK TO THE GARAGE. I REALLY LIKE ITS SIZE AND SMALL ENOUGH TO MANEUVER EASILY.

  MY HANDS AND ARMS HURT BIG TIME. I TOOK SOME ASPIRIN AND TRIED TO DRINK AS MUCH ALCOHOL TONIGHT TO DULL THE PAIN. LOADING AND UNLOADING 2 TRAILER FULL OF WOOD CHIPS IS ALL I COULD DO. I ALSO WEEDED SOME , PLACED FLAGS , AND LAID SOME SEASHELLS AROUND THE BORDER. I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH MY BODY ACHES. IT SO SUCKS GETTING OLD AND FAT. ON THE GOOD SIDE SEVERAL NEIGHBORS LOVE OUR GARDENS AND 85% OF THE CARPETING IS NOW COVERED. IT REALLY LOOKS EXCELLENT. THAN AGAIN , ANYTHING PLACED OVER CARPET LAYING IN YOUR GARDEN WOULD LOOK GOOD.

 I FOUND ANOTHER PERSON GIVING AWAY FREE WOOD CHIPS. HE IS ONLY ABOUT 5 MINUTES FURTHER THAN THE GUY I USED TWICE TODA. HE EVEN SAID HE WOULD HELP LOAD THE TRAILER. BOTH OF US WILL HAVE MASKS AND GLOVES. WE MADE A TENTATIVE MEETING FOR TOMORROW.

 I FINISH CLEANING UP. I DID REALIZE ONE THING TODAY........MUSIC. WHEN LOADING AND UNLOADING I USED MUSIC TO KEEP ME MOTIVATED. IT DOES HELP AND KEEPS YOUR MIND OFF THE PAIN. WHEN I DID MY FIRST LOAD I PLACED MY CELL PHONE BETWEEN THE BACK WIPER BLADES ON THE REAR WINDOW. I THOUGHT FOR SURE I WOULD DRIVE OFF WHEN DONE. TO PREVENT DRIVING OFF WITH THE CELL PHONE UNDER A WIPER BLADE I PLACED THE CAR KEY WITH THE CELL PHONE. SMART......EH ?  I AM STILL A DUMB PERSON.

  I CLEAN UP AND PUT AWAY EVERYTHING. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER CRAPPY VIRUS DAY. I AM SO EXHAUSTED I HAVE TO LAY DOWN. BUT , NOT BEFORE I CUT MY LEG. I USE A PAPER TOWEL AND RUBBER BAND TO STOP THE BLEEDING. I AM SO DAMN TIRED.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH 3 FRIENDS AND FAMILY. AFTER MY NAP I COME OUTSIDE TO SAY HELLO.

 WHEN TALKING TO NEIGHBORS I NOW OFFERED THEM SOME BOOZE.  I HAVE 2 DELIVERIES TOMORROW.

  I USE A DOLLY TO ROLL 7 TRASHCANS OF WEEDS DOWN TO THE STREET. THEY WERE RAINED ON FOR 2 WEEKS AND PRETTY HEAVY. TOMORROW IS SUPPOSE TO BE YARD TRASH PICK-UP. FRIDAY IS SUPPOSE TO BE RECYCLE PICK-UP. MAN ARE THE TRASH MEN GOING TO SEE A SHIT LOAD OF BOOZE AND BEER BOTTLES.

 BACK INSIDE WE HAVE DINNER. ANOTHER GOOD MEAL AND I HAVE A GLASS OF WINE. I ALSO HAD AN ICE COLD BEER AFTER MULCHING FOR 5 HOURS....THAN I TOOK A NAP.

 WITH SETTLE IN AT 8PM TO WATCH TV. WELL , I PUT KILLING EVE IN MY TOP 5. I AM DAMN CLOSE TO PUTTING THIS TV SERIES MY NUMBER ONE. THE WRITING AND SCENES ACTORS ARE PUT IN ARE OFF THE CHARTS EXCELLENT AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT DONE BEFORE. I MEAN SOME OF THESE SCENARIOS OF " CAT AND MOUSE " ARE JUST OVER THE TOP PHENOMENAL.

  AFTER A REALLY GOOD MIXTURE OF BOOZE I HEAD TO BED WITH THE PUP AGAIN. I FLIP BACK AND FORTH FROM WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE WITH JIMMY KIMMEL AND OF COURSE...........HOGAN'S HEROES. JESUS , SHULTZ STILL CRACKS ME UP.

 OH , RIGHT AFTER DINNER WHEELS SAYS , " IS THAT WATER ON THE FLOOR AGAIN ? " SHE THOUGHT MAYBE SOMETHING SPILLED OR EVEN THE PUP PEED THERE. I TOLD HER TO UNLOAD UNDERNEATH THE SINK CABINET. IT WAS WET UNDER THERE SO SHE REMOVED EVERYTHING. THIS WILL BE ANOTHER PROJECT FOR ANOTHER DAY.

 THURSDAY    4 - 16 - 20

  NEW RULE....MUST WEAR A MASK WHEN OUTDOORS.

 YARD TRASH DID NOT COME......BLOW. THE TOWNSHIP GUY TOLD ME THURSDAY AND FRIDAY......BLOW. I DECIDE TO FLIP FLOP A BLUE RECYCLABLE TRASHCAN THAT HAD WEEDS IN IT FOR A REGULAR TRASHCAN. WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE TO PUT OUR EMPTY BOOZE AND BEER BOTTLES. I WAS PUTTING THEM IN EMPTY DRIVEWAY SEALER BUCKETS. ANYWAY , I USE A DOLLY TO BRING DOWN THE REST OF THE TRASHCANS TO THE CURB AND SEPARATE THE RECYCLABLE AND WEED CANS.

 SPEAKING OF BOOZE , TWO MORE FRIENDS GOT HOOKED UP VIA THE NAIL. I ONLY CHARGE $5 OVER THE PRICE I BOUGHT IT.

  ONE MORE TIME WITH THE TRAILER. THE DRIVE WAS A LITTLE FURTHER THAN I WANTED BUT IT WAS WORTH IT BECAUSE THE GUY HELPED ME LOAD THE WOOD CHIPS. HE WAS VERY COOL AND WE TALKED ABOUT KIDS , COLLEGE , THE VIRUS , AND MORE. HIS WIFE IS A NURSE.

  THE TRAILER HAS BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF AWESOME SO FAR. I GET HOME AND DOUBLE FILL 2 GARDENS TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD A LITTLE. I WANTED TO DO THIS BECAUSE I HAD TO PULL THE JEEP AND THE TRAILER UP ON MY FRONT YARD ALONG THE TOP OF THE MAIN GARDEN CLOSE TO THE HOUSE. IT WORKED PERFECTLY AND THIS TIME I PLACED A HEAVY TARP OVER A BUSH I NEED TO SQUEEZE BY. I HATE THE SOUND OF BRANCHES SCRAPING ALONG OUR CAR. THIS TIME.....TOTAL SILENCE.

 I SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES THROWING WOOD CHIPS INTO THE FINAL AREA ALONG WITH LISTENING TO MUSIC. I ALSO HAD THE PUP OUTSIDE WITH ME WHO IS A COMPLETE NUT JOB. SHE DUG UP NEWLY MULCHED AREAS AND KNOCKED DOWN DRIVEWAY LIGHTS AND FLAGS.

  I DETACH THE TRAILER AND ROLL IT BACK TO THE GARAGE BY MYSELF. AGAIN , THIS LITTLE BUT VERY DIVERSE TRAILER COMES THROUGH AGAIN. I CLEAN UP AND BEGIN LAYING OUT HUNDREDS OF SEASHELLS TO BORDER 3 GARDENS. I ALSO GOT 2 HALF CUT TREE STUMPS AS ACCENT PIECES IN ONE GARDEN. OVERALL , I AM VERY PLEASED HOW THE MULCHING AND WOOD CHIPPING CAME OUT THIS YEAR.

 ONE QUESTION IS .....WHAT WILL I DO IF THE FREE TOWNSHIP'S MULCH COMES IN ?

 MY ARMS HURT BIG TIME. I COULD NOT DO A CURLING MOTION ON MY LEFT ARM WITHOUT SEVERE PAIN. LATER TONIGHT I WILL USE ASPIRIN AND ALCOHOL TO CURE THIS PROBLEM.

 BACK INSIDE TO TAKE A NAP. I WAS HURTING. I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF BROCKMIRE WHICH WERE BETTER. I TRY TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF BETTER CALL SAUL BUT FALL ASLEEP. I WAKE UP ABOUT 45 MINUTES LATER AND RE-WATCH IT. AGAIN THIS SHOW IS VERY GOOD.

 WE HAVE A NICE DINNER OF RAVS AND MEATBALLS. MAN I LOVE THE ITALIAN STUFF. AGAIN , A NICE GLASS OF RED WINE TO BOOT.

  MY KID GOES FOOD SHOPPING WHILE I HEAD TO THE NAIL. THIS IS MY DAILY TRIP TO CHECK FOR MAIL AND CLEAN ONE THING. TODAY I WIPED DOWN ALL EDGES OF SHELVING AND POOL TABLES.

 BACK HOME AND BY 8PM WE SETTLE IN. WHEELS AND I FINISH SEASON 1 OF KILLING EVE. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT. THE GOOD THING IS SEASON 2 AND 3 ARE FREE USING ON-DEMAND SO OUR ELDEST CAN HAVE HER HULU / FIRE STICK AGAIN.

 WE ALSO WATCH THE 2 FINAL EPISODES OF SEASON 3 OF THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. THEY WERE BOTH GOOD.

 TOO TIRED TO WORK ON SINK TODAY SO I WILL PUSH IT TO TOMORROW. WHEELS HAS EVERYTHING OUT OF THE LOWER CABINETS AND BELIEVES THE BASE OF THE FAUCET IS CAUSING THE LEAK.

 WALK THE PUP LATE NIGHT. IT GOT PRETTY DANG CHILLY AND I AM GLAD I DID NOT PLANT SEEDS IN OUR GARDEN YET. THERE COULD BE ANOTHER FROST TONIGHT WHICH KILLS THE SEEDS.

  OCCASIONALY I CHECK OUR POCONO FACEBOOK PAGE. IT IS BECOMING MORE ENTERTAINING THAN TIGER KING. PEOPLE BICKERING OVER THE MOST MINOR THINGS IS PRETTY FUNNY.........AND NOT IN A GOOD FUNNY WAY. THE WHOLE WORLD IN UNDER PRESSURE AND A VIRUS AND THESE PEOPLE ARGUE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

  OH , ANOTHER THING I AM DOING AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK......PICKING UP PUPPY POOP.  THE DOG INITIATES IT WHEN SHE POOPS LITERALLY ON OUR DRIVEWAY. THERE IS A SHITLOAD OF GRASS TO DO HER THING BUT NO..........SHE HAS TO CRAP ON MY NEW DRIVEWAY SEALED DRIVEWAY. THIS DOG TESTS ME TO NO END.

   FRIDAY      4 - 17 - 20

  THREE MOUNTAIN HOUSE RENTALS WITHIN 30 MINUTES. I GUESS PEOPLE ARE GETTING STIR CRAZY AND WANT TO GET AWAY......CAN'T BLAME THEM.

   YARD AND RECYCLABLE TRASH IS PICKED UP.........YEAH !!

   KILLING EVE IS QUICKLY CLIMBING MY CHARTS AS BEST TV SERIES.  IT HAS DOUBLE DIGIT AWARDS FOR BEST ACTRESS , BEST DRAMA SERIES , AND MORE.  THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER IS THE MAIN STAR IN FLEABAG.....ANOTHER VERY GOOD TV SERIES.

 OH , WE WATCHED ANOTHER 2 EPISODES TODAY. BOTH WERE EXCELLENT.

  TODAY I CONCENTRATED ON REPLACING OUR LEAKING KITCHEN FAUCET. I HAD 3 FAUCETS IN THE BASEMENT AND WHEELS CHOSE ONE. HEY , CAN'T BE FREE. I INSTALLED HUNDREDS OF FAUCETS AND ONLY HAD TO USE A SAWZ SALL TWICE TO LITERALLY CUT IT OUT. WELL , MAKE THAT 3 TIMES NOW. IT WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS TO REMOVE THE OLD FAUCET AND I NEEDED TO MACGYVER THE NEW USED ONE WITH OLD PARTS. A COMPLETE SHIT SHOW BUT I GOT IT DONE. A MINOR INCONVENIENCE OF HOW THE FAUCET TURNS ON HOT AND COLD WATER......BUT IT WORKS.

 WORKED ON FIXING OUR BBQ BROKEN WHEEL. THIS TOOK ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

  WORKED ON ADJUSTING THE HITCH ON THE TRAILER. THE BOLTS WERE VIBRATING LOOSE SO THIS HAD TO BE DONE.

  PICKED UP MORE POOP TODAY.....NICE.

 WHEELS TAKES A WALK WITH A FRIEND.

 THINK I BLEW A SHOT AT GETTING A SHITLOAD OF SIDING FOR A $100. THE DRIVE IS TO LANCASTER......ABOUT AN HOUR. I TRIED TO NEGOTIATE PRICE BUT THE WOMAN TOLD ME THEY NOW HAVE SOME ONE WHO IS WILLING TO PAY FULL PRICE. I TOLD THEM IF THE SALE FALLS THROUGH I WOULD PAY FULL PRICE TOO.  OH  ,THE GIRL ONLY RESPONDS ONCE A MONTH TO MESSAGES. IT WOULD OF BEEN ENOUGH SIDING TO FINISH THE REMAINING 2 SIDES OF OUR HOME.....DAMN IT.

    I TAKE A RIDE TO REPLACE OUR PROPANE TANK AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY. BACK HOME I INSTALL THE TANK AND DO A TEST. WE NOW CAN BBQ.....NICE.

  I ORGANIZE OUR 20 TRASHCANS.

 WHEELS AND KIDS ORDER MEXICAN AND I WAS GOING TO BBQ BUT THE RAIN CAME.......SO I ORDERED A PIZZA AND MADE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.

  HOOKED UP 2 FRIENDS TODAY WITH BOOZE. ONE GOT A BOTTLE OF JAGERMEISTER AND THE OTHER A BOTTLE OF JIM BEAM. BOTH AT OUR HOUSE AND BOTH ONLY A $5 MARK UP.

 KINDA COOL REMINISCING. WYSP REPLAYED THE 2018 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BETWEEN THE EAGLES AND THE VIKINGS. MERRILL REESE OF COURSE WAS THE PLAY BY PLAY MAN. SO I FOUND THE GAME ON GOOGLE AND PLAYED THE GAME ON MY COMPUTER WHILE MERRILL DID THE ANNOUNCING. IT WAS FUN TO WATCH THE VIKINGS SCORE THE FIRST 7 POINTS AND THAN GET COMPLETELY BLOWN OUT AND SHUT OUT FROM THERE ON.....38 - 7.

 OH , ONE RADIO SPORTS TALK DJ PLAYED VIKING FANS INTERVIEWS WHEN VISITING THE LINC AND PHILADELPHIA. THEIR EXPERIENCES WERE DESCRIBED AS HORRIBLE TO DOWN RIGHT VICIOUS. ONE GUY HAD HIS VIKING HAT THROWN INTO THE TOILET AND PEED ON. YEP.....WELCOME TOP PHILLY.

 ALL OF US PLAY THE TV / CELL PHONE GAMES. I AM SO BAD AT IT..........IT'S ACTUALLY DEPRESSING.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH TV. I HAVE THE PUP WITH ME AGAIN TONIGHT. THIS TIME SHE WAS NOT SO GOOD. I'VE BEEN UP SINCE 4AM........BLOW.

  SATURDAY      4 - 18 - 20

  SO YOU'RE SAYING I HAVE A CHANCE ?.............

  PUP GETS ME UP AT 4AM......NOT GOOD.

  I HAVE TO ADMIT THE GARDENS CAME OUT REALLY NICE AFTER MULCHING WITH WOOD CHIPS. IT IS THE FIRST TIME I USED THEM.  I ALSO ADDED DESIGN AND BORDERING WITH SEASHELLS , DRIVEWAY LIGHTS , LARGE STONES , CUT TREE STUMPS , BIRD FEED HANGERS , MANY PLANTS , AND AMERICAN FLAGS. IT REALLY LOOKS GOOD AND IT MAKE ME FEEL BETTER WHEN OUR NEIGHBORS STOP AND TELL ME.

 ANOTHER THING THAT CAME OUT WITH FLYING COLORS WAS MY " NEW "UTILITY TRAILER. MAN , ALL THOSE YEARS OF MESSING UP MY MINIVAN.   I GUESS IT IS TIME TO STORE THE TRAILER IN THE BACK OF THE GARAGE.

  PLAYED SOME INTERNET POKER AND DURING THE GAME I RE-DID MY ENTIRE BOOK OF CONTACTS. THIS TOOK 2+ HOURS..........OVER 3 DAYS.

  WORKED ON A SAFE DOOR THAT WAS NOT OPENING PROPERLY.  I NEEDED SOME BATTERIES. I GO DOWN THE BASEMENT AND FIND 60 BATTERIES WITH THE Wii TOYS........KIDS.

 SINCE I WAS DOWN THE BASEMENT I CONTINUED TO ORGANIZE MY TOOL ROOM. I ALSO WATCHED THE ENDING OF A MOVIE CALLED THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE........IT WAS GOOD. I SEEN THE MOVIE 10 TIMES.

 I SUGGESTED TO THE KIDS THEY ORGANIZE THE ART ROOM. THIS UPSTAIRS ROOM IS PACKED WITH TOYS , GAMES , PICTURES , STUFFED ANIMALS , AND ALOT MORE. WELL , FOR 2 HOURS I HEARD GIGGLING AND LAUGHING AS THEY REMINISCED THROUGH OLD ART WORK , SCHOOL PICTURES , AND MORE.  FIVE LARGE BAGS AND MORE DEBRIS LATER WE LOADED THE VAN UP.

  I REALLY COULD NOT HELP WITH ORGANIZING THE ART ROOM SINCE IT WAS ALL THE KID'S STUFF TO GO THROUGH. SO , I DID THE NAIL BOOKS FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH. THIS WAS DEPRESSING. FEBRUARY HAD EXCELLENT NUMBERS AND WE CONTINUED ON A ROLL FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. THAN......I DO MARCH NUMBERS. ON MARCH 15TH MY BOOK SAYS , " DUE TO CORONA VIRUS THE NAIL MUST CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT. " ANY DATES AFTER MARCH 15TH ALL HAD ZEROES. JESUS.....THIS IS GOING TO HURT.

 YESTERDAY I WROTE A WOMEN STOPPED SELLING OVER A 100 PIECES OF SIDING AND J-CHANNEL DUE TO THE VIRUS. WELL , I BYPASSED HER AND CONTACTED THE HUSBAND. HMMMMM...........THIS MAY GO DOWN. WE EXCHANGED FACEBOOK MESSAGES AND EVEN TEXTING VIA CELL PHONES. I WILL HAVE AN UPDATE BY TOMORROW WHETHER THIS IS HAPPENING. IT COULD BE A HUGE SCORE........COULD.

  DINNER AT THE NAIL. IT IS NOT THE HEALTHIEST FOOD BUT I WAS GOING THERE ANYWAY TO DUMP THE ART ROOM TRASH. MY ELDEST AND I HEAD THERE FIRST WHILE WHEELS AND YOUNGEST STOP BY LATER.  IT ACTUALLY WAS KINDA GOOD. MY ELDEST MADE A PIZZA WITH HONEY MUSTARD , CHOPPED CHICKEN FINGERS , AND SLIGHTLY GLAZED WITH BBQ SAUCE. WE COULD HAVE A NEW PIZZA ON THE MENU. I REALLY LIKED IT. WE ALSO MADE TERIYAKI WINGS , FRENCH FRIES , AND MOZZARELLA STIXS. I HAD A COUPLE OF BEERS AND THE PUP HAD FUN BEING CHASED BY US THE WHOLE TIME. OUR YOUNGEST MADE DESERT USING THE DEEP FRYER. AFTER COOKING THEY WERE DIPPED IN CINNAMON AND SLIGHTLY SPRINKLED WITH CHOCOLATE SYRUP. THIS WAS A MEXICAN VERSION OF BOARDWALK FUNNEL CAKE AND WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.

  BACK HOME WHEELS DOES A ZOOM VIDEO CHAT WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THEY CALLED IT THE " HAPPY HOUR ". THEY ALL DRANK WINE FOR 2 HOURS. USUALLY MY FAMILY DOES A ZOOM THING EVERY SATURDAY AT 7PM. OF COURSE THIS WEEK THEY DON'T. EARLIER I ASKED MY YOUNGEST IF SHE COULD HELP ME WITH LOGGING IN LIKE SHE DID WITH WHEELS.

 I WATCHED OLD BOXING FIGHTS WITH ALI VERSE FRASIER. THESE EARLY 70'S FIGHTS WERE REALLY THE PINNACLE OF BOXING. I DID NOT REALIZE DURING ALI/FRASIER'S FIRST FIGHT BIG SCREEN MOVIE STAR BURT LANCASTER WAS ONE OF 3 RING ANNOUNCERS. HE WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD WITH WORDS BUT DID NOT HOLD THE MIC CLOSE ENOUGH. HE STILL WAS DECENT IN THIS " FIGHT OF THE CENTURY " AS THEY PROMOTED IT. THE FIGHT WAS EXCELLENT AND THE ANNOUNCERS DID AN OKAY JOB WITH CALLING IT. THE ONLY TIME I FELT BAD WAS AFTER THE FIGHT WHEN AGING BOXING EXPERT ARCHIE MOORE ( A PHENOMENAL FIGHTER IN HIS OWN RIGHT AND CHAMPION ) RARELY SPOKE. MOORE SAID SOMETHING INSIGNIFICANT AND COMPARED THE FIGHT WHEN HE FOUGHT FLOYD PATTERSON. BURT LANCASTER RESPONDS TO HIS COMMENT WITH , " YES THAT IS TRUE UNTIL PATTERSON KNOCKED YOU OUT. " THE FACE ON ARCHIE MOORE WAS LIKE THE KID RALPH WIGGUM ON THE SIMPSON TV SHOW GETTING HIS HEART BROKEN. I FELT SO BAD FOR MOORE AND I DON'T THINK BURT LANCASTER REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT HE SAID.

  HERE IS ARCHIE MOORE'S STATS : 199 - 26 - 8 WITH 145 KO'S. MOORE HAD MORE KNOCK-OUTS THAN ANY OTHER IN BOXING HISTORY. HE WAS THE ONLY ONE TO FIGHT BOTH ROCKY MARCIANO AND ALI.

 I WAS PRETTY TIRED AND HAD ONE COCKTAIL....JAMESON AND COKE ZERO. BY 9:30PM I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I HEAD TO BED AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.  I FALL ASLEEP QUICKLY AND WAKE UP AT 1:15AM.....I AM SO PISSED. BUT.......I FALL BACK ASLEEP A RE-WAKE AT 6:30AM. I TRIPLE CHECKED THE CLOCK AND COULD NOT BELIEVE I FELL ASLEEP FOR 5 STRAIGHT HOURS. IT WAS GLORIOUS.

  SUNDAY       4 - 19 - 20

  WELL , THAT WORKED.  I NOW HAVE AT LEAST A 3 DAY PROJECT.

  THE WIFE WAS UNCOMMUNICATIVE AND POSTED " NOT FOR SALE UNTIL VIRUS IS OVER ". SO I BYPASSED HER AND FOUND THE HUSBAND ON FACEBOOK. WITHIN 24 HOURS I WAS DRIVING TO LANCASTER COUNTY. MAN , DID I FORGET HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS COUNTRY IS. TONS OF DAIRY FARMS , OPEN FIELDS , HORSES , SHEEP , COWS ( HOW DID EVERY COW KNOW TO LAY DOWN....TALKING 100'S I SAW. NOT ONE WAS STANDING  ) , AND AMISH BUGGY CARTS. MAPQUEST SHOWED A 66 MINUTE RIDE. I DID IT IN 55 MINUTES. THE GUY WAS VERY COOL AND VERY LAID BACK. HE TOLD ME , " NO NEED FOR A MASK OR GLOVES HERE. " I WORE THEM ANYWAY. HE HELPED ME LOAD OVER A 100 PIECES OF SIDING AND J-CHANNEL. WE LOAD THEM IN THE VAN WITH 4 FEET HANGING OUT. HE  STRAPPED THEM DOWN ( WHICH HE GAVE ME AND IT IS NICE ) AND HUNG A FLAG ON THE BACK OF THE STACKED SIDING. IT WAS A REALLY NICE RIDE ON A BEAUTIFUL MORNING. I EVEN PLAYED FETCH WITH HIS GERMAN SHEPPARD DOG.....COOL DOG. TOTAL COST WAS $100. I AM HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING EXCEPT ONE THING........I THOUGHT THE SIDING WAS 12 INCHES WIDE BUT IT IS ONLY 6.

  ROLL BACK HOME THROUGH THIS MAGNIFICENT COUNTRY. I ARRIVE TO THE PUP AND WHEELS OUTSIDE. SHE HELPS ME UNLOAD THE PILE OF SIDING. THIS IS A NICE PROJECT IN THE COMING DAYS.

  I REST WITH THE PUP INSIDE. WHEELS WALKS WITH FRIENDS.

  YESTERDAY'S RAIN REALLY MADE OUR GARDENS LOOK NICE WITH THE MULCH AND WOOD CHIPS.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF PEYTON'S PLACE. QUARTERBACK PEYTON MANNING INTERVIEWS FOOTBALL PLAYERS ON FAMOUS PAST GAMES , CATCHES , AND PLAYS. IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. YOU GET AN INSIDE LOOK OF WHAT PLAYERS WERE THINKING. I WATCHED ROGER STAUBACH BEAT THE VIKINGS ON THE VERY FIRST CALLED " HAIL MARY " PASS. DREW PEARSON MADE THE CATCH AND ROLLED OUT OF BOUNDS. A MINNESOTA SECURITY GUARD ALONG THE SIDELINES ACTUALLY KICKS PEARSON AFTER THE CATCH WHILE HE WAS ON THE GROUND. THEY REPLAYED IN 10 TIMES.  REMEMBER VIKING FANS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE NFC GAME IN 2018 WITH PHILLY FANS ?

  ANOTHER NICE DINNER AND WE CHILL WITH MUSIC. 

 I PLAY SOME INTERNET SCRABBLE WHILE STARTING A NEW TV SERIES CALLED ARROW. SO FAR IT IS NOT BAD. IT HAS AT LEAST 8 SEASONS. THE ONLY THING I DO NOT LIKE IS IT VERY SIMILAR TO THE TV SERIES IRON FIST.

 SETTLE IN THE MAIN ROOM AND IT IS KILLING EVE TIME. WHEELS AND I WATCH 4 EPISODES. AGAIN , THIS SHOW IS JUST TOO GOOD. WE ARE NOW CLOSE TO BINGE WATCHING. THE FEMALE ASSASSIN ACTRESS IS SO F'N GOOD. NO WONDER SHE WON BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES AND A COUPLE OF OTHER AWARDS.

 ROLL TO BED WITH THE PUP. SHE DOES GOOD AND SLEEPS UNTIL 6AM. ME.....ONLY WOKE UP TWICE. WHAT SUCKS IS TOMORROW WE HAVE TO GO TO THE VET TO GET THE PUP " FIXED ". SHE WILL HAVE TO STAY OVER NIGHT. I CAN'T SAY I LIKE THIS.

   MONDAY    4 - 20 - 20

  INTERESTING DATE IF YOU'RE A POT SMOKER.

  WHEELS AND I TAKE THE PUP TO THE VET. OF COURSE WE ARE WORRIED BUT THIS DOG IS SO DAMN CAREFREE. SHE NEVER LOOKED BACK AT US WHEN WE LEFT.

  I WEAR GLOVES WHEN FILLING MY GAS  TANK UP. I GAVE WHEELS A SMALL SPEECH ABOUT GLOVE WEARING. THE NEWS TELLS US TO ALONG WITH WEARING A MASK NOW. OH , THE NEWS IS STILL DEPRESSING.

 TRUMP HAS A SPEECH / UPDATE EVERYDAY. USUALLY I ONLY WATCH FOR ENTERTAINMENT. TODAY I ACTUALLY AGREED WITH HIM ABOUT THE PRESS ALWAYS CONCENTRATING QUESTIONS ON THE NEGATIVE. HE DID MAKE A POINT BY SAYING , " REMEMBER VENTILATORS , VENTILATORS , VENTILATORS ? HOW COME THERE IS NO MORE QUESTIONS ON WHERE THE VENTILATORS ARE ? ....THAT'S BECAUSE WE FIXED IT. "  HE GOES ON TO GLOAT FOR ANOTHER 15 MINUTES. MOST UNUSUAL PRESIDENT EVER.

  MY ELDEST TRYING TO CONVINCE ME TO GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE SO SHE CAN BE ALONE AT OUR HOUSE. AHHHHH TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. I LOVE GOING THERE AND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RENTING TO GET AWAY FROM THIS VIRUS THING BUT I HAVE A MAJOR PROJECT NOW WITH SIDING THE HOUSE SO........I STAY.

 WHAT THE HELL IS IT WITH THIS WEATHER ?  LATE APRIL AND IN THE 40'S AT NIGHT.....EVEN LOWER.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF ARROW. AGAIN....NOT BAD BUT NOT GREAT.

  OUTSIDE I MAP OUT A GAME PLAN TO DO THE HOUSE SIDING. THIS 3 DAY PROJECT BECAME A 4 DAY PROJECT. I WAS NOT GOING TO USE SIDING DOWN LOW WHERE THE STEPS MEET THE EXTERIOR BASEMENT DOOR.......BUT AFTER TALKING TO WHEELS I GUESS IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. MAN THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE FUN.

 A NICE DINNER AGAIN. I WAS JONESIGN FOR KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AND DON'T YOU KNOW WHEELS HAD BREADED CHICKEN ALONG WITH ROASTED PORK , PASTA , STRING BEANS , CORN , STUFFING , AND SALAD.

 TEXTED WITH A FRIEND FROM HARRISBURG.

  ALL DAY AND NIGHT I THINK ABOUT THE PUP. OUR VET CALLED AROUND 10:30AM ABOUT 2 HOURS AFTER WE DROPPED HER OFF. THE OPERATION WAS A SUCCESS AND EVEN SOME PROBLEMATIC CYSTS WERE REMOVED. WE ALSO HAD BLOOD WORK DONE , A CHIP INSTALLED , AND HER NAILS CLIPPED.

  SETTLE IN TO WATCH TV. WE ENJOY A GOOD EPISODE OF OUTLANDER AND 2 EXCELLENT EPISODES OF KILLING EVE. WE NOW FINISHED SEASON 2.  SEASON 3 STARTS AT THE END OF APRIL AND THE BBC NETWORK CONFIRMED THERE WILL BE A SEASON 4 OF THIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON MANY SCENES OF THIS SHOW. THE WRITING AND ACTING IS THAT DAMN GOOD. AFTER 2 SEASONS I NOW RANK KILLING EVE NUMBER #2 IN MY ALL TIME TV SERIES......RIGHT BEHIND BREAKING BAD.

 OFF TO BED EARLY AND SLEEP HORRIBLY. BEEN UP SINCE 3:15AM. I GO TO USE THE BATHROOM AND NOTICE THE LIGHT IS ON. WHEELS AND I TEND TO PEE AT THE SAME TIME.......SO I WAITED. IT IS NOW 5AM.  

  TUESDAY      4 - 21 - 20

  ONE MONTH I WAIT AND THE WRONG POWER SUPPLY ARRIVES. SO , I DO WHAT I DO BEST......MACGYVER IT.

  MY PROBLEM WITH MY COMPUTER'S POWER SUPPLY IS IT WILL NOT CHARGE. I LOSE ABOUT 1% EVERY 2 DAYS. SO , UNPLUGGING THE COMPUTER IS NOT AN OPTION. I HAD TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING ELSE.  I SEARCH THE HOUSE FOR POWER SUPPLIES AND NONE WORK. THAN , AT THE LAST MINUTE , I THINK OF MY CPAP MACHINE. I USE ITS ADAPTER AND IT KINDA WORKS. IT DOES THE SAME THING.......POWERS THE COMPUTER BUT DOES NOT CHARGE IT. BUT , THIS BUYS ME TIME. I FIGURE I HAVE WIRED MANY THINGS BEFORE WHY NOT DO A COMPUTER POWER SUPPLY AND ADAPTER. I GET MY ELECTRICAL TOOLS AND WORK ON THE KITCHEN TABLE. TO MY SURPRISE THE SPLICE FRIGGIN' WORKS.

  NOW , RETURN THE POWER SUPPLY BACK TO CHINA.  MY PUP WAKES ME UP AT 3AM. I CHECK MY EMAILS. THE TECH FROM CHINA ASKS FOR PICTURES OF MY COMPUTER AND POWER SUPPLY. I HAVE 2 OPTIONS. PAY AGAIN FOR THE RIGHT CHARGER OR EXCHANGE IT. THEY WARN ME IT COULD TAKE UP TO A MONTH TO EXCHANGE. YEAH RIGHT.....LIKE I DIDN'T WAIT A MONTH IN THE FIRST PLACE. I TAKE PICTURES OF WHAT THEY WANT AND INSERT THEM IN AN EMAIL. I HIT SEND......ANNNNNNNNNDDDDD......MY WINDOWS LIVE MAIL COMPLETELY FREEZES. ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME ?!?!?!

 I SPEND 1 HOUR SEARCHING FOR GOOGLE ANSWERS. I USE A 2ND XFINITY ACCOUNT TO SEND THE PICTURES. THAN I RE-START MY COMPUTER WHICH TAKES FOREVER AND NOW I CAN OPEN MY EMAILS AND DELETE ANY OUTGOING MESSAGES. IT'S 5AM.

  BACK TO BED AT 5:15AM. I SLEEP 2 HOURS.

 WEATHER TURNED CRAPPY AND LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE THIS WAY FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR MORE.......BLOW.

  SPEND TIME SEARCHING FOR THINGS I MAY WANT........ARCADE MACHINE , SECURITY CAMERAS , VINYL OUTSIDE CORNER , DEEP DRYER , ROKU , VANITY / FAUCET , AND A BBQ. MOST OF THESE I CAN GET FOR FREE OR A SMALL PRICE.

  I ORDERED A ROKU FOR $25.....FREE SHIPPING.

  MOSTLY CHILL TODAY. A NICE DINNER WITH EVERYONE.

  I WATCH AN EPISODE OF ARROW. THE EPISODE IS SO-SO TO EH. GIRLS ARE SMOKING HOT.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH THE NEW SEASON 3 OF KILLING EVE. THE 2 EPISODES WERE GOOD.

  I FOUND AN OUTSIDE CORNER FOR SIDING. A NICE CHINESE WOMAN WILL LEAVE IT AND SOME SIDING IN HER DRIVEWAY. I TELL HER I WILL BE THERE IN 30 MINUTES. SHE RESPONDS OKAY. THIS STORY TOMORROW.

  I AM SITTING WITH A FRIEND ( J.R. ) AND HIS ONE YOUNGER SISTER. WE ARE CHILLING ON A STREET CORNER JUST TALKING. HIS OLDER SISTER IS ACROSS THE STREET ON ANOTHER CURB. I THROW A TENNIS BALL TO HER AND SHE CATCHES IT NO PROBLEM. SHE HAS A VERY GOOD ARM AND FIRES IT BACK TO ME. WE DO THIS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES WHILE I ASK ALL OF THEM QUESTIONS. I ASK THE OLDEST SISTER ABOUT A BOOK SHE READ. I ASKED HER TO READ ME A LINE OR TWO. THE BOOK IS NEXT TO HER ON THE STREET'S EDGE. SHE STARTS RECITING A PARAGRAPH AND I STOP HER AND SAY , " DO YOU MEAN YOU ARE SAYING THIS ALL FROM MEMORY? YOU DON'T NEED THE BOOK TO READ TO ME ? " SHE STOPS AND SAYS , " YES. I READ IT ONCE AND I REMEMBER EVERY WORD. " TRUE TO HER WORD SHE CONTINUES TO RECITE SOME OF THE BOOK.

 CONTINUED - I ASK J.R. WHAT HE READ. HE TELLS ME AND I ASK HIM TO READ ME SOME OF THE LITERATURE. HE BEGINS TO PACE BACK AND FORTH. HE IS MUMBLING WORDS BUT I CAN'T HEAR OR UNDERSTAND HIM. TO GIVE HIM SOME TIME I ASK HIS YOUNGEST SISTER THE SAME QUESTION ABOUT BOOKS. SHE IMMEDIATELY SAYS , " MY BOOK IS ABOUT A SOLDIER TRYING TO IMPRESS A FARM GIRL DURING THE CIVIL WAR. " SHE TELLS ME ALITTLE BIT MORE. I GO BACK TO J.R. AND HE STILL IS NOT GIVING ME AN ANSWER ON WHAT HE READ. I GIVE HIM MORE TIME TO ANSWER SO I ASK BOTH SISTERS ABOUT COLLEGE LIFE. THE OLDEST SAID SHE ENJOYED IT AND THE YOUNGEST SAID SHE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. THERE WAS SOME SILENCE AND J.R. NEVER GAVE ME AN ANSWER........dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY     4 - 22 - 20

  CONVERSATION :

 ME - I CAN BE THERE NOW.

 LADY - OK , SOUNDS GOOD. I WILL LEAVE EVERYTHING ON DRIVEWAY AFTER 9AM.

 ME - OK THANKS. AFTER 9AM IS PERFECT. I WILL BE THERE A LITTLE AFTER 9AM.

 LADY - YOU CAN HAVE EVERYTHING FOR FREE.

 ME - OH GREAT THANKS. MY G.P.S. SAYS 9:05AM.

 LADY - OK. SEE YOU THAN.

 ME - I WILL BE IN A MINT BLUE MINIVAN. SEE YOU SOON AROUND NINE OH FIVE.

  I ARRIVE AT 9:05AM AND THE WOMAN NOR THE PRODUCT IS OUT ON HER DRIVEWAY. I TEXT HER. HER RESPONSE , " OH MY GOD I TOTALLY FORGOT !!  I AM TOTALLY SORRY. CAN YOU COME BACK ANOTHER DAY I AM AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE. " TOTALLY FORGOT ?....IT WAS FUCKING 25 MINUTES AGO !!!!

  AFTER TEXTING BACK AND FORTH AND ME BEING POLITE I DECIDE TO STAY. IT IS A 25 MINUTE RIDE AND I DO NOT FEEL LIKE COMING BACK. SHE TELLS ME AN HOUR WAIT. I BRING IN HER 6 TRASHCANS FROM THE STREET AND CALL FAMILY TO BUY TIME. SHE SHOWS UP IN 35 MINUTES. SHE ASKS ME IF I COULD TAKE A SMALL AMOUNT OF DEBRIS IN HER GARAGE AND PUT IT IN MY DUMPSTER. I RESPOND , " SORRY , THE DUMPSTER IS FULL. " I WAS LYING. IF SHE SHOWED UP ON TIME OR LEFT THE SIDING OUT ON THE DRIVEWAY I WOULD OF TAKEN THE TRASH FOR HER. I WAS KINDA PISSED.

 I MAKE GOOD TIME GETTING HOME AND STOCK THE SIDING AND IMPORTANT OUTSIDE CORNER PIECE IN MY GARAGE. SHE GAVE ME SIDING WHICH I HAVE NO INTEREST IN. THE OUTSIDE CORNER IS $28 WHICH WAS THE REASON I DROVE THERE. I MEAN WHAT ELSE AM I GOING TO DO ?

 I DID TALK TO ALOT OF FAMILY WHILE WAITING IN THE DRIVEWAY LIKE A DOUCHEBAG.

 WEATHER IS NOT COOPERATING FOR OUTSIDE WORK.

 PUP HAS A NICE LITTLE SCAR ON HER LOWER BELLY ALONG WITH SOME SWELLING AND REDNESS. I HAD A NICE LITTLE BONDING WITH HER ON MY BED TODAY. THE DOG WAS LAYING ON THE EDGE OF THE BED FURTHEST FROM ME. EVERY 10 MINUTES SHE FLIPPED TOWARDS ME. WITHIN 1 HOUR SHE FLIPPED ALL 4 LEGS ACROSS ME AND SHE FACE IN MY NECK. I LOVED EVERY SECOND FROM THIS POINT ON. IT WAS A VERY NICE FEELING TO HAVE THIS LITTLE WARM THING AGAINST ME. I HAVE NOT FELT THAT IN A LONG TIME.

  WATCHED A COUPLE OF EPISODES OF ARROW.  THIS SERIES IS AT LEAST 8 SEASONS AND EACH SEASON HAS 20+ EPISODES. I GOT TO GIVE IT CREDIT FOR SURVIVING SO LONG. THE TWO I WATCHED TODAY WERE OKAY.

 A NICE DINNER OF RAVS AND MEATBALLS. I HAD A GLASS OF WINE AND IT WAS GOOD. WHEELS HAS BEEN ON A ROLL.

  WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH HOMELAND. IT IS THE FINAL SEASON. WE GOT AWAY FROM THIS SERIES FOR ALMOST A YEAR. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD AND THE PREVIEWS / TEASERS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON WERE VERY GOOD. THEY SHOW IT AT THE END OF EACH EPISODE.

  I GO TO BED PRETTY EARLY AFTER WALKING THE PUP. I CHECK MY VACATION WEBSITES WHICH WAS A MISTAKE SO LATE. I STAYED UP UNTIL 1AM TRYING TO LOCATE A PERSON TO BYPASS A TRAVEL WEBSITE. HE AND HIS FAMILY WANT TO RENT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR A MONTH.

  THURSDAY     4 - 23 - 20

  SHIT JUST GOT REAL. OUR NEIGHBOR RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONA VIRUS.

  LAST NIGHT I SPENT 2 HOURS TRYING TO FIND A PROSPECTIVE RENTER WHO CONTACTED US VIA AIRBNB. I LIKE BYPASSING TRAVEL WEBSITES AND THEIR OUTRAGEOUS FEES. THIS MORNING I HAD 5 POTENTIAL PHONE NUMBERS. ON THE 2ND TRY I REACHED HIM. HE WAS VERY POLITE AND WE EXCHANGED INFORMATION. THIS IS A CONSIDERABLE RENTAL OF 3 WEEKS. HE TOLD ME THEY WOULD MAKE A DECISION TONIGHT. IT WAS DOWN TO US AND ANOTHER HOUSE. AS SOON AS I HEARD , " IT IS DOWN TO US AND ANOTHER HOUSE " ( BECAUSE I HAVE USED THAT LINE BEFORE ) I KNEW WE HAD NO ABSOLUTELY CHANCE OF GETTING THE RENTAL.  WHEN HE WROTE , " IT'S DOWN TO US AND ANOTHER HOUSE " , I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.........AND 6 HOURS LATER WE LOST THE RENTAL.

  WE DID HAVE ONE LITTLE GLITCH IN RENTING FOR 3 WEEKS. OUR CLEANER'S HELPER WANTED TO RENT JUST ONE NIGHT ( SHE STARTED OUT WITH 3 NIGHTS ) FOR A SMALL BIRTHDAY PARTY. WE DID BOOK HER BUT LAST NIGHT I WARNED HER , " THERE IS A CHANCE A FAMILY MIGHT WANT TO RENT 3 WEEKS WHICH WOULD NULLIFY YOUR ONE NIGHT. " SHE WAS COOL AND TOLD ME TO JUST GET BACK TO HER SINCE SHE WAS SENDING OUT BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS. I DID GET BACK TO HER TONIGHT AND TOLD HER SHE CAN STILL HAVE THE ONE NIGHT RENTAL.  THAN I THOUGHT ? HOW CAN SHE BE INVITING PEOPLE TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY DURING THIS PANDEMIC ?....ESPECIALLY IN OUR HOME.

  ANYWAY , THE STORY OF MY LIFE. I HAVE A 50/50 SHOT OF GETTING A BIG RENTAL AND IT FAILS MISERABLY. JESUS THIS HAPPENS TO ME SO MANY DAMN TIMES.

A WASHINGTON COUSIN SENDS ME A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR CHIPOTLE. JUST LAST WEEK HE CONTACTED ME VIA FACEBOOK MESSENGER AND IT ENDED UP IT WAS NOT HIM AND SOME ONE TRYING TO STEAL HIS IDENTITY. WELL , I TEXT HIM AGAIN ABOUT THIS CHIPOTLE MESSAGE. HE RESPONDED , " OH , THAT WAS ME BUT IT ENDS UP IT WAS A SCAM." I TOLD HIM TO LEAVE ME OFF OF ANY MORE COUPON DEALS AND MESSAGES.

  JUST YESTERDAY I GOT A SCAM EMAIL OF SOMEONE KNOWING MY PASSWORDS. THEY HAD THE PASSWORD WHICH WAS VERY CONCERNING. THEY SAID THEY WANTED $2,000 IN BITCOINS OR HE WILL RELEASE AND SHAME MY FAMILY WITH MY PORN VIDEOS THAT I MADE AND WATCH. I JUST IGNORED THE EMAIL. I TOLD MY BROTHER AND HE SAID HE GOT ONE TOO. HE RESPONDED TO HIS PORN EMAIL SCAM AND WROTE , " GO AHEAD A RELEASE THE PORN VIDEO OF ME. I GOT NO PROBLEM WITH THAT. "

  TODAY I SET UP A TV WITH A VHS RECORDER AND WENT THROUGH ALL VHS TAPES WE GATHERED OVER THE PAST WEEK. OUT OF 50 OR SO I KEPT 4........2 OF OUR WEDDING , THE BUILDING OF OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE , AND A VERY SHORT UNEDITED VERSION OF OUR FAMILY'S PLAYFUL MOCKING OF MY FATHER-IN-LAW......WWF STYLE. HERE IS SOME SMALL HIGHLIGHTS : 

 - THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE VIDEO WAS KINDA COOL. IT SHOWED OUR VACATION HOME WHEN IT WAS JUST TREES. IT SHOWS THE EXCAVATION OF THE TREES , THE FOUNDATION , AND FRAMING OF THE HOME WITH MY BROTHERS. WE WORKED IN THE RAIN AND SNOW. MAN , DID I FORGET THIS IMMENSE PAIN OF DRIVING TO THE POCONOS WITH NO ELECTRIC OR BATHROOMS AND WORKING INTO THE NIGHT AND THAN DRIVING HOME. OF COURSE I WATCHED THIS VIDEO AND WAS SO PROUD. THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT WORKING WITH MY HANDS. THAN.......JUST 30 MINUTES AFTER WATCHING THIS MAGNIFICENT VIDEO OF THIS LARGE BEAUTIFUL HOME BE CONSTRUCTED I GET A TEXT , " WE ARE GOING WITH THE OTHER HOUSE ". YEP.......MY LIFE IN A NUTSHELL.

 - MY MAIN SEARCH AND ONLY REASON I WAS WATCHING THESE VIDEOS WAS TO FIND MY " HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK VIDEO ". THIS VIDEO COMPROMISED OF MY ENTIRE FAMILY MOCKING THE MANY FUN STORIES MY FATHER-IN-LAW TOLD ME. OF COURSE WE INCORPORATED WWF WRESTLING. ONE SCENE MY VERY CONSERVATIVE DAD PLAYED " MEAN GENE TIE RACK ". IT WAS HILARIOUS. OTHER SCENES ARE MY BROTHER AND I WORKING OUT ROCKY STYLE. WE HAD PICTURES , INTERVIEWS , RE-ENACTMENTS OF MY FATHER-IN-LAW STORIES ( OUR WAY ) , AND MORE. I EVEN SENT THIS VIDEO TO AMERICA'S FUNNIEST VIDEOS. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THIS COPY FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS.  WE THINK IT WAS TAPED OVER. ALL THIS WORK AND FUN AND WONDERFUL FUN MOMENTS ARE OFFICIALLY LOST NOW.

 - ANY KIND OF VHS TAPED MOVIES WERE THROWN OUT. IT WAS TOUGH TO THROW OUT CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON AND BEST OF TIMES. THESE VHS TAPES WERE BAD QUALITY. I DID SAVE SOME DVD MOVIES FOR OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

 - WE HAVE 2 VERSIONS OF OUR WEDDING. MANY FRIENDS CALLED IT THE GREATEST WEDDING OF ALL TIME........FOR DRINKING. WE HAVE AN EDITED AND UNEDITED VERSION. I WATCHED ABOUT 10 MINUTES OF IT. WHAT SUCKS ......I LOOKED PRETTY DAMN GOOD. NOW..........I LOOK AT MY BODY IN THE MIRROR AND THINK , " WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU MAN ? "

 - I DID SAVE ALL CAMCORDER VIDEOS. WE WATCHED ABOUT AN HOUR OF WHEN OUR KIDS WERE VERY YOUNG.

 SO THIS WAS ANOTHER DAY OF " PASSING THE TIME " DURING THIS PANDEMIC. BY THE WAY , THIS WEATHER ABSOLUTELY BLOWS.

 EAGLES DRAFT OF WIDE RECEIVER NOT SITTING WELL WITH FANS. ABOUT 80% DESPISE THE PICK.

  A NICE TACO DINNER AND WE WATCHED SOME MORE VIDEOS. LATER WHEELS AND I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF HOMELAND WHICH WAS GOOD. EARLIER I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF ARROW WHICH STEPPED UP TO " NOT BAD ". WE ALSO RE-WATCHED THE FIRST EPISODE OF SHAMELESS. MAN , FIONA WAS A PIECE OF ASS.

 WELP , OFF TO BED AROUND 10:30PM. THE PUP JOINS ME AND WE SLEEP WELL UNTIL 4AM. IT I SNOW 6:00AM. 

  FRIDAY        4 - 24 - 20

  ANOTHER DAY OF CRAPPY WEATHER..........SO DEPRESSING.

  FIND A NEIGHBOR ON FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. HE IS JUST 2 MINUTES FROM OUR HOUSE GIVING AWAY EXTRA LARGE RUBBER GLOVES UNOPENED IN BOXES. I FIGURE WHY NOT SINCE MY HANDS ARE LIKE BASEBALL MITTS.  I INQUIRE , HE RESPONDS , I SAY THANKS , HE SAYS HE'LL LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE ON CURB ON TOP OF A DRYER , I SAY OK.............BE RIGHT THERE. I DRIVE 2 MINUTES TO THE HOUSE AND THE BOXES OF GLOVES WERE GONE. I MESSAGE HIM AND HE SAYS , " I GUESS A NEIGHBOR TOOK THEM. " I RESPONDED , " I GUESS YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE."

 EAGLES 2ND PICK IS A QUARTERBACK ?  ANNNNNND MORE SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM.

 PUP GOT ME UP EARLY AT 3AM.  THIS IS NOT FUN. BUT AFTER WALKING HER WE SNUGGLED BACK IN MY BED. THAN AT 7:15AM I FED HER. AFTER THAT......MORE BONDING.

  AFTER REPEATED ATTEMPTS I FINALLY GOT A UNIVERSAL TV REMOTE TO WORK A DUAL TV/VCR. IT REALLY HELPS USING FAST FORWARD WHEN WATCHING VIDEOS.  I WATCHED OUR WEDDING WHICH WAS 32 YEARS AGO. IT WAS VERY COOL TO SEE FAMILY. IT WAS NOT SO COOL SEEING SO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS WHO PASSED AWAY.

 A FUN THING WHEELS AND I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT. IN THE CHURCH WHEN THE WEDDING CEREMONY WAS OVER AND THE PRIEST SAYS , " AND FOR THE FIRST TIME MR. AND MRS. B ". WE WALK OUT OF THE CHURCH. LITTLE DID WE KNOW THE WEDDING PARTY OF 20 PLANNED THEIR OWN STYLE OF EXITING THE CHURCH. ALL THE GUYS WORE GROUCHO MARX GLASSES AND CIGARS WHILE ALL THE GIRLS WORE THOSE SLINKY SPRING EYE BALL GLASSES. WHEELS' PARENTS REACTION WAS PRICELESS. IT WAS , " WHAT THE " F " FAMILY DID WE GET OUR DAUGHTER INVOLVED IN ? "

 FIGHTING MY COMPUTER A LITTLE BIT. EVER SO OFTEN IT SHUTS DOWN AND REBOOTS. THE MESSAGE IS " DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL ". TRIED 2 THINGS TO RESOLVE THIS AND NONE WORKED.

 PLAYING INTERNET SCRABBLE WITH A GUY FROM SCOTLAND. EVERY DAY HE WRITES " GOOD MORNING CHRIS ". WE ARE BOTH FANS OF OUTLANDER.

  WHEELS PREPARES EVERYONE TO VISIT HER MOM. IT WAS A BIRTHDAY STOP BY. WE COORDINATED WITH OTHER FAMILY AND MADE AN APPEARANCE AT HER HOUSE. WE BROUGHT FOOD , BOOZE , GIFTS , AND FLOWERS. WE ALL SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY. WE EVEN BROUGHT THE PUP WHO ENDED UP BEING A BUTTHEAD BY BARKING AT ANOTHER DOG. OUR FAMILY WORE GLOVES AND MASKS....NO ONE ELSE DID. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

 A RENTER AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS HAVING A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR 12 - 14 PEOPLE. SHE CLAIMS SINCE BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THEY HAVE BEEN GETTING TOGETHER 3 - 5 TIMES A WEEK , SO NO BIG DEAL WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD. AGAIN...........I JUST DON'T GET IT.

 ELDEST WANTS TO GO HELP A FRIEND PAINT THEIR HOUSE. AGAIN , I JUST DON'T GET IT.

 FUCK IT.....LET'S ALL JUST DO WHAT WE WANT. MAYBE EVEN TAKE TRUMP'S SUGGESTION OF INJECTING DETERGENT , BLEACH , OR WHATEVER INTO OURSELVES TO FIGHT THE VIRUS.

 ALL OF US TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO CHECK ON IT. WE DUMP SOME TRASH AND ROLL OUT QUITE QUICKLY. THAN . WE STOP AT CONESTOGA PIZZA AND GET HOME. A NICE QUICK DINNER OF PIZZA AND ALL GOOD.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF HOMELAND. THEY WERE BOTH GOOD.

  WE JUST FOUND OUT AFTER LIFE HAS STARTED ITS 2ND SEASON. THIS IS A VERY GOOD SERIES WITH RICKY GERVAIS. EPISODES ARE ONLY 22 MINUTES LONG.

 ELDEST MAKES CHOCOLATE MARTINIS............DAMN IT. THE GOOD THING IS I ONLY HAD 2 1/2 OF THEM AND NOTHING ELSE THE REST OF THE NIGHT.

 OFF TO BED. I CHILL AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF ARROW. IT WAS ACTUALLY NOT BAD. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER.

 TOMORROW LOOKS LIKE GOOD WEATHER. I WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT SINCE THE BAD WEATHER FOLLOWS RIGHT BEHIND IT.

 EVERY DAY I LOOK AT OUR 8 GARDENS FULL OF MULCH AND WOOD CHIPS AND SAY , " DAMN , THEY LOOK GOOD. "

 AT 8:30PM I ALMOST WENT TO BED. LUCKILY , I GOT A 2ND WIND AND STAYED UP UNTIL 10:30PM. WHEELS ASKED WHY AM I SO TIRED ?  I HAD TO EXPLAIN. WITH SLEEP APNEA , I SLEEP NO MORE THAN 3 HOURS STRAIGHT. THREE STRAIGHT HOURS WOULD BE RARE AND GLORIOUS. I ALWAYS , AND I MEAN ALWAYS , WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE PEEING. EVEN TONIGHT I WOKE UP AT 1:15AM THINKING IT HAD TO BE 4AM.  SO WHEN I START MY DAY AT 3AM AND 8:30PM COMES AROUND I AM TIRED. THIS TIREDNESS IS EQUIVALENT TO SOMEONE WHO GETS UP AT A NORMAL MORNING HOUR. BASICALLY......IT FEELS LIKE MIDNIGHT TO ME.

 ALSO , WHEN I DID 3 SLEEP STUDIES. TWO NURSES AND A DOCTOR ALL SEPARATELY SAID IT WAS THE WORST CASE OF SLEEP APNEA THEY EVER SAW. SO MANY DAMN TIMES PEOPLE SAYING TO ME , " IN ALL MY YEARS I HAVE NEVER _____ ( INSERT WHATEVER ). IT WAS SOME SICK CRAZY ASS NUMBER LIKE I WOKE UP 280 TIMES AND MY R.E.M. SLEEP WAS 4% OF THE ENTIRE NIGHT. IMAGINE THAT F'N ANSWER ?!?!?! HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF CASES AND I AM NUMBER 1.

  SATURDAY         4 - 25 - 20

  FINALLY GOOD WEATHER ROLLED IN. WE HAVE NOT SEEN IT FOR AT LEAST A WEEK. SO.......WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT.

  I PLANTED SEEDS IN OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN.......STRING BEANS , SQUASH , CUCUMBERS , AND 2 STYLES OF TOMATO. I WAS QUITE SURPRISED THAT THE SEED PACKETS HAD HALF OF WHAT I THOUGHT BE IN THEM. THIS MEANS I ONLY USED ABOUT 60% OF OUR GARDEN. WE WILL GET MORE SEEDS. WHEELS PLANTED SUNFLOWERS IN 2 OTHER GARDENS. I ALSO RE-INSTALLED CHICKEN WIRE ON THE GARDEN'S SIDE AND TOP TO PREVENT THE RABBITS AND BIRDS IN GETTING TO THE SEEDS.

  THE LAWNS AND RENTAL PROPERTY HAD TO BE CUT. I USED THE RIDING MOWER , SELF PROPELLED MOWER ( OF COURSE THE SPARK PLUG FELL OUT AND IT TOOK ME 5 MINUTES TO FIGURE THAT OUT ) , WEED WHACKER ( WHEELS HELPED A LITTLE ) , AND LEAF BLOWER. I EVEN " EDGED " THE WHOLE PROPERTY. MY WEED WHACKER CONVERTS TO AN EDGER. IT IS NOT THE BEST WITH JUST A PLASTIC WIRE SPINNING. I ALSO USED A FLAT SHOVEL. I TRIED TO GET A FAMILY MEMBER'S METAL BLADE EDGER BUT HIS IS GAS POWERED AND WOULD NOT START. THIS IS WHY I LIKE ELECTRIC OR CORDLESS.

  I FLIP FLOPPED THE TRAILER AND RIDING MOWER IN THE GARAGE. I ALSO LIFTED AND PLACED MY GARDEN TRAILER INTO MY UTILITY TRAILER TO GIVE EVEN MORE SPACE IN THE GARAGE. MY ELDEST COMES OUTSIDE AND SEES THE INSIDE OF THE GARAGE AND SAYS , " WHOA , WHEN DID YOU DO ALL THIS ? "

 SPEAKING OF ELDEST. ONE OF HER FRIENDS AND MY FAVORITE STOPPED BY. ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE THIS ADORABLE BUNDLE OF PURE JOY. THEY ARE THROWING AN OUTDOOR  BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR HER BOYFRIEND.  THEY SET UP LAWN SIGNS THAT SAID " HAPPY BIRTHDAY " AND " HONK YOUR HORN TO WISH HAPPY BIRTHDAY ". OF COURSE , I WAS ASKED TO HELP OUT WITH BOOZE , LAWN CHAIRS , TABLE , HORSES , AND MORE. THEY SET-UP AN OUTDOOR PING PONG TABLE FOR BEER PONG. YEP........SOCIAL DISTANCING WAS THROWN OUT THE WINDOW HERE. I SAID NOTHING AND JUST ANSWERED " YES " TO EVERYTHING THE KID WANTED. THE KIDS ARE TOO OLD FOR DISCIPLINARY ADVICE , SNUGGLING , HAND HOLDING , OR ANY OF THAT STUFF ANYMORE.

 OH , THE POLICE CAME AT 10PM AND TOLD THEM TO BREAK UP THE PARTY.

 I DECIDE TO START THE 3 DAY SIDING PROJECT. THIS IS A LONG AND TEDIOUS PROJECT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU START WITH J-CHANNELING. I HAD TO GO DOWN THE OUTDOOR STEPS THAT LEAD TO THE BASEMENT. THIS WAS SO PAINFUL. I WAS PLANNING ON " LEVELING " THE J-CHANNEL BY STARTING MAYBE 2 STEPS  DOWN. BUT......DECIDED TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWN THE STEPS. IT LITERALLY TOOK ME 3 HOURS TO J-CHANNEL TODAY. I GOT ABOUT 75% DOWN. EVEN MORE PAINFUL EVERY NAIL HOLE HAD TO PREDRILLED. UNFORTUNATELY , THE WEATHER TURNS BAD AGAIN. I REALLY LIKE THE COLOR BUT IT DOES NOT MATCH THE ORIGINAL ON THE PATIO SIDE.

 THE NEXT 5 OF 7 DAYS IT WILL DEFINITELY RAIN AND BE COLD. THE NEXT 20 DAYS THERE IS A CHANCE OF RAIN EVERY DAY........BLOW.

 WHEN SEPARATING ALL THE SIDING AND J-CHANNEL I NOTICED MORE THAN HALF THE J-CHANNEL IS ACTUALLY STARTER CHANNEL. THIS IS SOMETHING I WILL MOST LIKELY NEVER USE. I MAY USE IT ON THE VERY BACK OF THE HOUSE JUST BECAUSE I HAVE IT.

  BY DINNER TIME I HAD NO SPEED LEFT. I CLEANED UP AND PUT AWAY MY TOOLS AND LADDERS.

 I HELP WHEELS START THE BBQ. SHE COOKED BURGERS AND SHRIMP. WE ALSO HAD A PASTA SALAD AND CORN.  WE ARE EATING PRETTY GOOD IN THIS TOUGH TIME. I ALSO HAD A COLD YARD'S BRAWLER BEER. MAN , SOMETHING ABOUT A LONG DAY OF YARD WORK AND HOUSE SIDING A BEER JUST HITS THE DAMN SPOT.

  I TAKE A NICE WARM SHOWER.  I SHAVE AND DO THE NORMAL STUFF AND DAMN IT FELT GOOD. WITH THIS PANDEMIC YOU KINDA GET AWAY FROM SHOWERING. IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY 3 OR 4 DAYS. ANYWAY , IT FELT GLORIOUS AND IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE DRINKING. SO I SETTLED IN WITH JAMESON AND COKE ZEROES......DAMN GOOD.

 SOME FUN EXCHANGES OF TEXT VIDEOS WITH FAMILY TONIGHT. THESE VIDEOS WERE FROM WEDDINGS 15 YEARS AGO.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN WITH TV SHOWS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AFTER LIFE WITH RICKY GERVAIS. IT IS A DARK COMEDY THAT IS VERY HEART WARMING AND FUNNY. THE EPISODES ARE ONLY 25 MINUTES LONG. THE 2ND SEASON JUST STARTED. EACH SEASON ONLY HAS 6 EPISODES. AGAIN....IT IS VERY GOOD.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF HOMELAND. AGAIN , IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

  I WIND DOWN AND BY 10:30PM I AM TIRED. I SETTLE IN MY BEDROOM AND PREPARE TO SLEEP. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER. SHE WAS GOOD TONIGHT. SHE SLEPT TO 6:15AM.

  CORONA VIRUS HITS THE CLOSEST AT 8:30AM SUNDAY WITH MY 2 CLOSEST AUNTS AND A COUSIN. 1 AUNT HAS IT AND ANOTHER AUNT & COUSIN ARE BEING TESTED. THEY ALL LIVE TOGETHER AND NEVER EVER GO OUT. MY AUNT WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL LAST NIGHT AND WAS CONFIRMED SHE HAS THE VIRUS AND PNEUMONIA.

  SUNDAY     4 - 26 - 20

  IGNORANT PEOPLE WRITE ON SOCIAL MEDIA , " I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WITH THE VIRUS. THIS IS ALL A GOVERNMENT SCAM. "

 UPDATE - BOTH MY AUNTS AND COUSIN ARE HOSPITALIZED AND ALL HAVE COVID-19. YEAH......REALITY CHECK.

  THIS WAS HEARTBREAKING NEWS WHEN IT HIT OUR FAMILY. I GOT TO TALK TO MY AUNT RIGHT BEFORE SHE WAS SENT TO THE HOSPITAL. SHE CRIED THE WHOLE TIME.  I ALSO TALKED TO MY PARENTS AND SOME FAMILY.

  THE LATEST UPDATE WAS DOCTORS SAY BOTH MY AUNTS AND COUSIN HAVE MILD CASE OF COVID-19. THIS IS A GOOD SIGN BUT WE WILL NOT BE HAPPY UNTIL ALL OF THEM ARE RELEASED.

 HAD ANOTHER TALK WITH MY KIDS AND A FRIEND/BARTENDER OF OURS. I DO NOT THINK THESE KIDS ARE TAKING THIS VIRUS PANDEMIC SERIOUSLY.

  LAST WEEK THERE WAS A DISAGREEMENT WHETHER FAMILY SHOULD HAVE MY ELDERLY PARENTS JOIN IN ON A " ZOOM  / FACE TIME " ACTIVITY. HALF THE FAMILY WAS SEMI-OKAY WITH IT AND THE OTHER DISAGREED FIRMLY. AT THE TIME IT WAS A NICE GESTURE TO INCLUDE OUR PARENTS ON A FAMILY VIDEO CONFERENCE.  AFTER MY AUNTS AND COUSIN'S DEVASTATING NEWS WE WERE DEFINITELY WRONG. MAYBE THE COMPUTER SHOULD OF BEEN OUTSIDE A CLOSED WINDOW OR SOME OTHER IDEAS WITH ABSOLUTE ZERO CONTACT WITH FAMILY OVER 84 & 90 YEARS OLD.

  ANOTHER MISERABLE DAY. NOT ONLY WITH NEWS OF OUR FAMILY CONTRACTING THE VIRUS BUT THE WEATHER TOO. 

  WHEELS AND I WENT THROUGH WEDDING AND OTHER FAMILY VIDEOS. IT WAS FUN BUT TO ME A LITTLE SAD TOO. SOME FAMILY MEMBERS PASSED AWAY, MANY FRIENDS WE NEVER SEE ANYMORE , AND I LOOKED GOOD. I WAS A GOD........NOW JUST A FATTY FAT FAT. THE KIDS WATCHED VIDEOS OF WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG......JESUS THEY WERE FRICKIN' ADORABLE. I MISS THOSE TIMES OF HUGGING , SNUGGLING , AND PLAYING TOGETHER. THESE TIMES ARE LONG GONE NOW.

 WHEELSTOCK VIDEO I FIND WAS DEFINITELY COOL.

 TALKED TO ALOT OF FAMILY ON AND OFF ALL DAY.

 TOOK A NAP AND CHILLED ON THE COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

 A NICE GOULASH DINNER WITH SHRIMP ON THE BARBEE.

  I TOOK A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO CHECK UP ON MAIL AND SUCH. IT IS DEPRESSING.

 ELDEST AND FRIEND DELIVER GIFTS AND BOOZE TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR HER BIRTHDAY. THEY ASKED ME FOR A CASE OF MANGO CLAW. I WILL NEVER SEE THAT CASE OR MONEY FOR IT. SO TECHNICALLY IT WAS ME GIVING THE GIFTS.  

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN. WE WATCHED THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE LAST DANCE. IT IS A 10 PART DOCUMENTARY ON MICHAEL JORDAN AND THE CHICAGO BULLS. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND I LIKE TO WATCH THE REST OF THE SERIES.

 WE ALSO WATCHED OUTLANDER. THE BUILT UP BIG CONFRONTATION BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL WAS DEFINITELY A LET DOWN TO ME.....UNTIL THE VERY LAST SECOND WHEN THE GOOD FEMALE CHARACTER PUT A BULLET RIGHT IN THE FOREHEAD OF THE BAD GUY WHILE HE WAS DROWNING. THAT WAS BAD ASS AND A HELL OF SHOT FROM 50 YARDS. THIS ONE SECOND SCENE MADE THE EPISODE BETTER.

  ANOTHER SERIES WHICH IS VERY GOOD AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IS AFTER LIFE WITH RICKY GERVAIS. HE HAS A WICKED SARCASTIC TONGUE. THE SHOW IS VERY HEARTWARMING WITH MANY FUNNY ONE LINERS.

 WELP , ANOTHER DAY DOWN WITH NO SIGHT OF NATIONAL OR LOCAL RECOVERY REALLY. THE NEWS WAS DEPRESSING AND ESPECIALLY WITH OUR FAMILY. 

 I THOUGHT OF THE NAIL AND MOST LIKELY IT WILL NOT RECOVER OR RE-OPEN. EVEN IF THE VIRUS GOES AWAY HOW MANY BANDS OR FANS WILL REALLY WANT TO PERFORM OR GO SEE A SHOW. THAN WHAT DO I DO ? I'M A FAT 60 YEAR OLD THAT FALLS ASLEEP AT 1PM EVERY DAY.

  MONDAY    4 - 27 - 20

  GETTING INFORMATION ON FAMILY IN HOSPITAL WITH COVID-19. SO FAR , IT IS PROMISING WITH EVERYONE HAVING MILD SYMPTOMS. BUT......WE WILL KEEP WISHING FOR THE BEST.

  TRYING TO KEEP BUSY AND I SAW A WINDOW OF NO RAIN TODAY. I WORKED OUTSIDE ON THE SIDING PROJECT FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS AND THAN IT STARTED TO RAIN. QUICKLY I PUT ALL TOOLS , MATERIAL , AND LADDERS AWAY. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY. I STILL DID NOT FINISH THE J-CHANNEL. I HAVE 2 PIECES LEFT. MAN , WHAT A TEDIOUS PROCESS.

  FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A GRASS/DRIVEWAY EDGER. A FAMILY MEMBER HAS A GAS POWERED ONE BUT IT WILL NOT START. MY STRING WEED WHACKER KINDA BLOWS AT EDGING. SO.......I GO TO THE INTERNET. I FOUND ONE THAT WAS NEW AND IN GOOD CONDITION FOR $50.  BUT , IN THESE TIGHT MONEY TIMES I WANTED SOMETHING CHEAPER IF NOT FREE AND I FOUND IT.  A GIRL WAS CLEANING OUT HER UNCLE'S GARAGE. SHE HAS AN OLDER MODEL EDGER BUT IT WORKS REALLY WELL. THE PRICE.......3 BUCKS.  THIS WAS MY KINDA DEAL. I GATHERED CHANGE FROM OUR 3 CARS AND PUT $3 OF QUARTERS IN A PLASTIC SANDWICH BAG. TO ME , THIS IS FREE MONEY SO BASICALLY I WAS GETTING THE EDGER FOR FREE AS I LOOKED AT IT. I DID NOT WANT T USE ONE PAPER BILL.....NOT EVEN A DOLLAR BILL. YES....THIS WAS MY MIND SET.

  I ASK WHEELS , " IS IT WORTH A 28 MINUTE DRIVE FOR A 3 DOLLAR EDGER ? " SHE REPLIES , " WHAT ELSE ARE YOU DOING ? ".........GOOD POINT.  I ARRIVE AT THE UNCLES' HOUSE AND PICK UP THE EDGER LEANING ON THE FRONT STEPS. I LEAVE MY SANDWICH BAG OF QUARTERS. I WAS GOING TO USE NICKELS , DIMES , AND PENNIES BUT THAT WOULD OF REALLY BEEN CHEAPIE.

  I ARRIVE HOME AND TEST THE EDGER. IT WORKS EXCELLENT. I AM VERY PLEASED THIS TOOL IS NOW PART OF OUR GARAGE.

  SPEAKING OF EDGING. WE GOT A VERY GOOD PRICE OF $350 TO ASPHALT OUR DRIVEWAY OVER THE DRIVEWAY SEALERS I USED. IT WOULD COVER ALOT MORE CRACKS AND GIVE IT A MUCH BETTER UNISON LOOK. I GAVE THIS COMPANY A LEAD BUT IT DID NOT PAN OUT SO I OFFERED TO DO SOME OF THE THINGS IN HIS ESTIMATE TO LOWER THE PRICE. I MESSAGE THE GUY IF I DID THE EDGING ( WITH MY " NEW " EDGER ) , LEAF BLOWING , AND TAPING TO BLOCK THE END OF DRIVEWAY WHAT WOULD THE PRICE BE ? HE RESPONDED , "THE LOWEST I CAN GO IS $300. " I AM OKAY HOW THE DRIVEWAY LOOKS NOW AFTER MY SEALING BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT HAVING IT ASPHALTED WOULD GIVE IT A CLEANER LOOK. THE PROBLEM...........MONEY. $300 BUYS A LOT OF TOILET PAPER.

 BY 4:30PM I TOOK A NAP. I JUST COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN. I WAKE UP AND DINNER IS READY. IT WAS LEFTOVERS WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME.

  I TEXT OUR ELDEST AND A FRIEND TO RETURN EVERYTHING THEY BORROWED FOR THEIR PARTY THE OTHER DAY. IN 5 MINUTES THE FRIEND PULLED UP OUR DRIVEWAY. WEARING A MASK I HELPED HER UNLOAD. I REALLY DIG THIS KID.........ADULT.

  WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN FOR TV. I CHANGE THINGS UP WITH GIN AND TONIC WITH EXTRA LIME JUICE. THEY WERE REFRESHING. WE WATCHED THE LAST DANCE EPISODE 2 ( GOOD ) , TWO EPISODES OF HOMELAND ( VERY GOOD ) , AND AN EPISODE OF AFTER LIFE ( VERY GOOD ).

  THE KIDS PLAY WITH THE PUP AND MAN THAT DOG WAS BARKING , RUNNING , AND JUMPING ALL OVER THE PLACE.

  OFF TO BED AROUND 10:30PM. I STRUGGLE TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF ARROW. AGAIN , IT WAS NOT TOO BAD. I BARELY MADE IT THROUGH THE 44 MINUTE EPISODE. THE ONLY THING THAT PERKED ME UP WAS THE FIRED UP PUP FLYING SIDEWAYS ONTO MY BED.

  TUESDAY     4 - 28 - 20

  TWO AUNTS AND COUSIN ARE STABLE AND GOOD SO FAR.

  MANY PEOPLE ARE CLEANING OUT GARAGES AND HOMES. IT IS A GOOD TIME TO SEARCH FOR DISCOUNTED STUFF VIA CRAIGSLIST , FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE , OR NEXT DOOR. MY LIST IS AN EDGER ( GOT ONE FOR 3 BUCKS ) , ANY GARDEN DECORATIONS , LAWN MOWER , BEACH CHAIRS WITH ACCESSORIES , ARCADE MACHINE , SECURITY CAMERAS , VINYL SIDING ( GOT 8 SQUARE FOR A $100 ) , DEEP FRYER , ROKU ( ORDERED ONE FOR $25 ) , BBQ , AND A PEDISTOOL SINK AND FAUCET.

 SARA JEAN UNDERWOOD........GOOGLE HER. JESUS CHRIST.  I LIKE HER NOT ONLY BECAUSE SHE IS A PIECE OF ASS ON A SUPER MODEL LEVEL BUT SHE IS BUILDING A CABIN IN THE WOODS AND SHE IS A HANDS ON GIRL. 

 THE WEATHER FINALLY TURNED NICE. IT WAS TIME TO GET BACK OUTSIDE AGAIN. I SPENT NEARLY 5 HOURS WORKING ON THE HOUSE SIDING PROJECT. IT IS SO TEDIOUS BECAUSE OF THE ANGLES AND STEP AREA.  I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND SENT THEM TO A FAMILY MEMBER AND HE REALLY LIKES IT. I AM GLAD I AM RUNNING THE SIDING DOWN THE STEPS TO THE BOTTOM BUT IT IS TAKING ME 20 MINUTES TO CUT , WIPE DOWN , PRE-DRILL , SET-UP A LADDER , AND NAIL EACH PIECE. WHEN EACH SECTION OF SIDING IS ONLY 6 1/2 INCHES WIDE IT DOES NOT MOVE VERY FAST. IT FEELS DISHEARTENING WHEN YOU WORK 5 HOURS AND ONLY " SIDE " 10 FEET. CUTTING AROUND WINDOWS , SILLS , DOORS , AND AN EXTERIOR PIPE IS NO FUN EITHER.

 I STARTED AROUND 11:30AM AND CLEANED UP AFTER 5PM. I WAS TIRED AND MY NECK WAS HURTING. WHAT ALSO SUCKED AND MADE ME WHEEZE IN PAIN LIKE PETER GRIFFIN FALLING DOWN ON HIS KNEE WAS WHEN I LEANED OVER A FENCE AND STRETCHED TOO FAR. MAN , I PULLED SOMETHING AND THE PAIN SHOT RIGHT UP MY ARM TO MY SHOULDER TO MY NECK. I HAD TO STOP FOR 5 MINUTES.

 WHEELS TAKES A WALK WITH A FAMILY MEMBER.

  PIZZA FOR DINNER AND A COLD BEER. I AM OKAY WITH THAT.

  SETTLE IN FOR TV BINGING.  WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF HOMELAND ( EXCELLENT ) , THE SEASON FINALE OF AFTER LIFE ( GOOD ) , AND KILLING EVE ( GOOD ).

  I AM STARTING TO HAVE SOME ISSUES WITH KILLING EVE. I STILL LOVE THE FEMALE ASSASSIN CHARACTER BUT TO KILL 2 PEOPLE BY THROWING A TWEEZERS TO THE FORE HEAD IS UNREALISTIC AND FAR FETCHED. FIRST , SHE THREW THIS TINY IMPLEMENT ABOUT 12 FEET AWAY. NOTHING AGAINST THIS GIRL BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ARM LIKE NOLAN RYAN IT AIN'T GOING TO DO DICK. I KNOW IF I WAS HIT WITH ONE OF THEM I SPIN , JUMP , TURN , YELL , SCREAM , PULL IT OUT, AND ATTACK. BOTH VICTIMS DIED INSTANTLY , ONE HIT FROM BEHIND AND ONE HIT IN FRONT. I HAD ISSUES.  STILL.....THE EXPRESSIONS THIS FEMALE ACTRESS HAS ON HER FACE ARE SO DAMN ENTERTAINING.

  HOMELAND AND ITS LAST SEASON HAS BEEN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. I ONLY HAVE ONE ISSUE. THE MAIN CHARACTER CARRIE CRIES EVERY EPISODE.

  BY 10:30PM I TOOK SOME ASPIRIN AND HEADED TO BED. THE PUP JOINED ME LATER. SHE WAS GOOD ALL NIGHT.

  WEDNESDAY    4 - 29 - 20

 I SERIOUSLY HAVE TO CHECK MY COMPUTER ON WHAT DAY IT IS.

 WATCHED A NETFLIX MOVIE CALLED EXTRACTION WITH CHRIS HEMSWORTH......EH.

  CALL IN A LIQUOR ORDER BECAUSE WE NEED BRANDY. THE STORE OPENED AT 9AM. IT TOOK ME TO 9:40AM TO GET THROUGH. I WANTED TO USE MY STORE SINCE THEY KNOW ME.

  TAKE A RIDE TO LIQUOR STORE AND IT IS CURB SIDE PICK-UP ONLY. FOR ME , DRIVEWAY PICK-UP.  NO CASH OR CHECKS WERE TAKEN SO WHEN I CALLED I USED A CREDIT CARD.

  TAKE A RIDE TO A PERSON'S HOUSE JUST 3 MINUTES AWAY IN ARDMORE.  THEY POSTED ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE " FREE " GARDEN TOOLS LEFT IN THE DRIVEWAY. THE ONLY THING I SAW AND WANTED WAS A MULCHING SHOVEL. LAST MONTH , WHEN I GOT MULCH FROM A NEIGHBOR A GUY LENT ME HIS SHOVEL. HE TOLD ME , " PLEASE USE THIS MULCH SHOVEL. IT REALLY WORKS WELL. " HE WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THE SHOVEL HOLDS AT LEAST 3X MORE MATERIAL THAN A REGULAR SHOVEL. ANYWAY , I FIGURED WHY NOT TAKE A 3 MINUTE RIDE FOR A SOCIAL MEDIA POST THAT IS ONLY 11 HOURS OLD. I GET THERE AND AN OLD LADY WITH HAIR CURLERS , RAGGEDY SLIPPERS , AND A HORRIBLE PINK NIGHT GOWN WAS WALKING HER TINY OLD HAIRLESS DOG WITH 3 LEGS. SHE AND THE DOG WERE SEMI-BLOCKING THE DRIVEWAY. I WAVED TO HER AND SHE GAVE ME A LOOK LIKE , " WHY ARE YOU SO FAT AND CHEAP ? "  I DRIVE AROUND HER AND SCRAGGILY DOG TO PULL UP THE DRIVEWAY. I SEE MORE THAN HALF THE GARDEN STUFF WAS GONE.......INCLUDING THE MULCH SHOVEL.    BLOW

 THESE LARGE MULCH SHOVELS SELL FROM $30 TO $90 EACH.

  HEAD TO THE NAIL TO CHECK ON MAIL AND OTHER STUFF. I BROUGHT A LARGE PLASTIC BIN AND LOADED UP A P.O.S. REGISTER I GOT A YEAR AGO. IN THE PAST , BOTH ME AND A FRIEND COULD NOT GET IT TO WORK. I FIGURE NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO BRING IT HOME AND TRY ONE MORE TIME. IF NOT.......I TRASH IT. THAN AGAIN , I MAY NEVER USE IT EVEN IF IT DOES WORK.

  TAKE A RIDE TO THE POST OFFICE. I WANT TO RETURN AND EXCHANGE THE POWER SUPPLY I BOUGHT FOR MY COMPUTER THAT MY DOG CHEWED THROUGH. THE COMPANY GAVE ME A MORE LOCAL ADDRESS TO RETURN THE PRODUCT INSTEAD OF CHINA WHICH WOULD OF COST $73.THIS TIME IT WAS MARYLAND AND 4 BUCKS. I HAD THE RECEIPT AND TRACKING NUMBER EMAILED TO ME. WHEN HOME I FORWARDED THAT RECEIPT EMAIL TO THE COMPANY. THE NEXT MORNING THEY SAID THEY SEND A NEW POWER SUPPLY TO ME......FROM CHINA. THIS WILL PROBABLY TAKE ANOTHER MONTH.

 OH , THE PUP CHEWED THROUGH A POWER SUPPLY ON MY YOUNGEST'S COMPUTER. LUCKILY , SHE HAD A BACK UP. THE DOG IS DEFINITELY AN ASSHOLE.

  BACK HOME I UNLOAD BOTH BOOZE AND P.O.S. MACHINE.  I HAVE BREAKFAST AND TAKE A NAP. THE PUP WAS GOOD IN GETTING ME UP AT 5:59AM WHICH IS NOT BAD SINCE I WAS ALREADY UP AT 5AM.

  OUTSIDE WITH THE PUP AND I PLAY WITH HER. SHE CAN REALLY BE A DICK HEAD. IF YOU TURN AROUND AND WALK AWAY SHE COMES FLYING AT YOU AND SNAPS AT YOUR ASS.  SHE ACTUALLY FLIES BY YOU WITH ALL 4 LEGS OFF THE GROUND WHILE DOING A SNAPPING MOTION WITH HER MOUTH AS SHE FLIES BY. SHE IS LIKE THE BLUE ANGELS / THUNDER BIRDS OF DOGS. SHE IS ALSO AN ASSHOLE.

 SPEAKING OF BLUE ANGELS / THUNDER BIRDS. I HAVE FRIENDS IN ARDMORE AND HAVERTOWN AND BOTH POSTED PICTURES OF THE FLY BY. I THOUGHT FOR SURE I AT LEAST HEAR THEM SINCE I AM ONLY 4 MILES AWAY.....NOPE.

  IT IS WINDY AND OVERCAST BUT THE TEMPERATURES ARE OKAY FOR NO JACKET. I DECIDED TO PUT 4 MORE HOURS INTO SIDING OUR HOUSE.  IT IS SO DAMN SLOW AND TEDIOUS. I TOLD MY YOUNGEST , " I HAVE TO GO UP AND DOWN 2 DIFFERENT LADDERS 3 TIMES EACH FOR ONE PIECE OF SIDING. THAN PRE-DRILL EVERY HOLE TO BE NAILED. " SHE DID NOT CARE AND I COULD SEE SHE THINKS I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT. I FINALLY GET THROUGH THE STEP AREA THAT LEADS TO OUR BASEMENT FROM OUTSIDE. ANOTHER THING THAT ADDS TIME IS I AM RUNNING THE SIDING VERTICALLY.  OVER 4 HOURS AND I SIDED ABOUT 15 FEET. 

  RAIN AND WIND ARRIVE SO I CLEAN UP AND DECIDE TO FINISH THE SIDING ANOTHER DAY.  I HAVE 1 HOUR LEFT BUT THAN I HAVE CAPPING TO DO WHICH WOULD BE ANOTHER 2 HOURS.

 I DO NOT THINK I HAVE ENOUGH SIDING TO FINISH THE BACK OF THE HOUSE BUT I WAS THINKING MAYBE THE GARAGE. I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO START THIS PROJECT BUT AS WHEELS SAYS , " WHAT THE FUCK ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO DO YOU SLEEPY FAT FUCK. " ( THIS IS WHAT I HEAR IN MY MIND )

 TALKED TO 2 FRIENDS AND SOME FAMILY TODAY.

  ONE OF MY ELDEST FRIENDS STOPPED OVER FOR GROCERIES. HE WORE A MASK. MY KID DID NOT. OUR KID PICKED UP GROCERIES FOR HIM.

  WHEELS MAKES A NICE JERK CHICKEN DINNER. I THOUGHT ADDING THE CHICKEN TO THE BBQ COULD BE A GOOD IDEA FOR A LEFT OVER MEAL.

 SETTLE IN AND WE WATCH A NEWLY TIGER KING EPISODE ON NETFLIX. IT WAS NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING BUT STILL IT WAS OKAY. IT WAS INTERVIEWS OF ABOUT 9 PEOPLE ON THE SHOW VIA ZOOM OR FACETIMING HOSTED BY JOEL MCHALE. THE HOST WAS ACTUALLY ENTERTAINING WITH SERIOUS AND HUMOROUS Q & A.  OH THE " BAD " GUY JEFF LOWE AND HIS HOT WIFE LAUREN ( WHO IS HALF HIS AGE AND A PIECE OF ASS ) WERE ACTUALLY GOOD. THEY ALSO HAVE AN OPEN MARRIAGE WITH THE SUPER HOT NANNY.

 WE WATCH AND FINISH THE FINAL SEASON AND SERIES OF HOMELAND. AGAIN , IT WAS EXCELLENT AND THE FINISH WAS QUITE CLEVER.

 OFF TO BED SINCE I GET TIRED AT A DROP OF A HAT NOW. I WALK THE PUP FOR 20 MINUTES AND SHE DOESN'T  POOP OR PEE. THIS IS NOT GOOD. I HEAD TO BED AND WHEELS WALKS HER A 2ND TIME. I STAYED UP AND DID SOME COMPUTER STUFF. BY 12:30M , I WAS IN BED READY TO SLEEP WITH THE LITTLE ASSHOLE SNAPPING PUPPY. I DID PLAY WITH HER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

  OH , JUST ONE MORE THING. I GET A CALL FROM OUR RENTER. I INSTANTLY KNOW IT IS BAD NEWS. SHE TELLS ME THE KITCHEN CEILING IS LEAKING FROM THE TUB ABOVE. JUST FUCKING GREAT.

  THURSDAY      4 - 30 - 20

  A FRIEND ONCE SAID TO ME , " HOW THE HELL DOES ALL THIS STUFF HAPPEN TO YOU EVERY DAY ? "

 AN INTERESTING DAY..........

  RACE THE RAIN - I WAS JONESING TO BEAT THE RAIN AND WIND BY FINISHING THE SIDING PROJECT.  I GAVE IT A A GO AND GOT RAINED ON A LITTLE BIT. ONE IDEA SAVED MY FINGERS. CUTTING MANY PIECES OF VINYL SIDING USING A TIN SNIP SCISSOR CREATES BLISTERS AND WOUNDS. I BLED TWICE ON MY RIGHT HAND AND EACH TIME I USED GORILLA TAPE AS A BAND-AID. THAN I THOUGHT OF SOMETHING I SHOULD OF DONE AT THE START OF THIS SIDING PROJECT........A POWER MITER.  I SET-UP MY CHOP SAW ON A DOLLY SO IT COULD MANEUVER AND SWING HOW I WANTED IT TO. IN ONE HOUR I FINISHED THE SIDING PROJECT AND IT IS LIGHT YEARS BETTER LOOKING THAN THAT DAMN FLAKING STUCCO WALL. I CAN'T GET OVER HOW GOOD IT LOOKS. IT IS LITTLE BUT IT MEANS ALOT TO ME. AGAIN , THE POWER MITER WAS QUICKER AND SAVED SO MUCH PAIN ON MY FINGERS. ALSO , I WORKED OUT OF THE GARAGE TO STAY OUT OF THE RAIN. MAN, IT IS NICE TO HAVE AN OPEN AREA GARAGE.

  NOW I HAVE A DECISION. I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO SIDE OUR PROPERTY.  IF I DO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE WHICH NO ONE SEES I WILL BE SUPER CLOSE IN MATERIAL. MOST LIKELY IF I FINISH THE BACK I WOULD HAVE TO USE CUT PIECES TO FILL IT IN WHICH I WOULD NOT LIKE. THE 2ND OPTION IS INSTALL SIDING ON 3 SIDES OF THE GARAGE.  I AM PRETTY SURE I AM GOING THIS WAY. I WOULD HAVE ENOUGH MATERIAL AND IT IS WAY EASIER TO SIDE THE GARAGE THAN BACK OF THE HOUSE.

 FIRE UP THE BBQ AND COOKED 2 PIECES OF JERK CHICKEN FOR DINNER LATER ON BUT ALSO COOKED A DOUBLE BURGER AND 2 HOT DOGS FOR LUNCH. I WAS FIGHTING THE RAIN AND WIND BUT MAN IT IS SO DAMN GOOD TO BARBEQUE. LATER THAT CHICKEN WAS PRETTY GOOD.

  THIS FACEBOOK POST GOT TO ME. I AM DEFINITELY A MEAT EATER BUT THIS ONE POST ( MOST LIKELY NOT TOTALLY TRUE ) SAID , " COWS REACT BEFORE THEY GET TO THE KILLING ZONE. THEY SHAKE , CRY OUT , AND EVEN SHED TEARS. I KNOW.........I USED TO WORK IN A SLAUGHTER HOUSE. "  I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS PRETTY CRUEL KILLING ANY ANIMAL.

  BACK OUTSIDE AND INTO THE GARAGE. I ORGANIZED AND TOOK A COUNT OF HOW MUCH SIDING REMAINS. I STILL HAVE 50 PIECES OF 12 FOOT SIDING , 20 PIECES OF J-CHANNEL , AND 20 PIECES OF STARTER CHANNEL. ALL THIS AFTER SIDING A WHOLE HOUSE WALL AND DOWN A STEP AREA. MAN , THIS WAS A GOOD CRAIGSLIST DEAL. WHAT MAKES ME FEEL EVEN BETTER ( OR CHEAPER ) I ALREADY HAD 2 BOXES OF THE NAILS I NEEDED FOR ANY SIDING PROJECT. EACH BOX OF NAILS IS ABOUT $25. AGAIN , IT IS CHEAPIE BUT IT FEELS GOOD WHEN LARGE PROJECTS IT ARE PRACTICALLY FREE.

 I BATTENED DOWN THE HATCHES FOR THE ON-COMING STORM. ONE THING I DID WAS SECURE OUR BBQ'S COVER. THIS THING BLOWS OFF EVERY TIME......EXCEPT TODAY. I USED 2 BUNGEE CORDS TO SECURE IT. I ALSO MADE SURE OUR OUTDOOR STEPS WERE CLEAR SINCE WE HAVE A DRAIN AT THE BOTTOM. THIS DRAIN ALWAYS HAS TO STAY COMPLETELY OPEN OR OUR BASEMENT WILL GET FLOODED.

  WITH MY GARAGE ORGANIZED , ALL DEBRIS CLEANED UP WHERE I WAS WORKING , AND THE STEPS CLEARED I HEAD BACK INSIDE.

  HERE COMES THE RUSSIANS -- I HEAD TO MY COMPUTER TO CHECK EMAILS AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. I DECIDE TO CHECK OUR VACATION PROPERTY WEBSITES. I AM STILL BUMMING THAT I LOST A 3 WEEK RENTAL TO A GERMAN COUPLE LAST WEEK. IT WAS THE OLD " DOWN TO YOU AND ANOTHER HOUSE " ANSWER. WELL , I OPEN 2 TRAVEL SITE EMAILS. ONE IS A WEEKEND FOR THE CONDO WHICH WE ONLY RENT WEEKLY OR MORE SO I EMAIL THEM BACK AND TELL THEM THIS. BUT THE 2ND EMAIL CAUGHT MY INTEREST INSTANTLY......A 30 NIGHT RENTAL.

  AIRBNB CHARGES FEES , INSURANCE , EXTRAS , AND BLOCKS ALL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PROSPECTIVE RENTER AND OWNER. YOU CAN NOT EXCHANGE PHONE NUMBERS , EMAILS , OR WEBSITES.  THEY BLOCK IT LL. I TRY TO FIND THESE PROSPECTIVE RENTERS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND SEARCH ENGINES. I AM PRETTY GOOD AT IT.  I USED OUR TRAVEL SITE TO COMMUNICATE BACK AND FORTH GATHERING AS MUCH INTEL AS I COULD ON THE PROSPECTIVE RENTER.  I SEARCH AND ALSO HOPE THE " HINTS " I LEFT FOR THE PROSPECTIVE RENTER THEY WOULD FIND ME. DO YOU KNOW IF YOU GOOGLE RUSTY NAIL NIGHTCLUB THE NAIL WEBSITE POPS UP FIRST. THIS IS VERY GOOD TO HAVE.

  I FOUND THE YOUNG WOMAN VIA FACEBOOK AND LINKED-IN. EVEN BETTER , SHE FOUND ME VIA FACEBOOK AND OUR NAIL WEBSITE WHICH SHE EMAILED , " I HOPE THIS IS CHRISTOPHER ! " I DID REPLY , " YOU DID IT !! " WE EXCHANGE SOME MESSAGES VIA FACEBOOK AND EMAILS. I LEAD HER AND HUSBAND TO OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS AND PICTURES. IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS WHEELS AND I HAD A GROUP PHONE CONVERSATION WITH HER AND HER HUSBAND. THEY ARE A GOOD LOOKING RUSSIAN COUPLE WITH 2 YOUNG KIDS.  SHE WORKS AS A REALTOR AND AT AN ASSISTANT OLD AGE HOME ( MADE ME NERVOUS A BIT WITH THE VIRUS AND ALL ). SHE DID TELL ME SHE HAS BEEN WORKING FROM HOME THE WHOLE TIME SINCE SHE IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY. WE SENT OUT EMAILS WITH INFORMATION AND NOW TOMORROW WE WILL SEND OUT A LEASE.  NOTHING IS EVER DEFINITE BUT THIS 30 DAY RENTAL DOES LOOK PROMISING AND COULD BE A NICE " STIMULUS " CHECK FOR US. OH , WE ALSO SAVED THIS FAMILY $500 BY DEALING DIRECTLY WITH US.....IF THEY GO THROUGH WITH IT.

 WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST GIVE 2 BAGS OF GROCERIES AND FOOD TO A FRIEND. HE STOPPED BY TO PICK EVERYTHING UP. BEING CHARITABLE IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

 OUR ELDEST FOUND OUT SHE CAN NOT COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE SHE HAS NOT BEEN AT HER TEACHING JOB LONG ENOUGH. WE FELT BAD FOR HER BUT SHE DOES HAVE A ROOF OVER HER HEAD AND FOOD ON THE TABLE.

 MY POKERSTARS WEBSITE SHUTS DOWN ALMOST ALL FREE GAMES. I USUALLY PLAY SIT-AND-GO'S WITH 6 OR 9 PLAYERS. THESE WERE NOT AVAILABLE NOW. I DECIDE TO ENTER A PLAY CHIP $50,000 TOURNEY WITH OVER 400 PLAYERS. I MADE THE FINAL 16 PLAYERS AND ALSO ENTERED WITH A LATE BUY-IN. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD TO MAKE IT THIS FAR. MY 50K INVESTMENT WAS RETURNED WITH A 160K REWARD. MAN , IT BE NICE IF THIS WAS REAL MONEY.

 A VERY NICE DINNER OF KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AND BBQ'ED JERK CHICKEN WITH SOME SIDES.

  SETTLE IN WITH SOME LAGANITA BEERS AND SOME APRICOT BRANDY. THEY NEXT MORING I HAD A SUGAR HEADACHE. OH WELL , NO MORE BRANDY FOR ME........AGAIN. ANYWAY , WE WATCHED THE LAST DANCE EPISODE 3 ( GOOD ) , WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE WITH JIMMY KIMMEL ( GOOD ) AND SOME FLYERS HOCKEY.

 OFF TO BED AND I FELL ASLEEP PRETTY QUICKLY. I DID FEEL THE PUP JUMP ON MY BED LATER IN THE NIGHT. AGAIN , SHE WAS GOOD SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT. ME .......I WOKE UP 4 DIFFERENT TIMES. ONE WAS PEEING.

  A GOOD LOOKING GIRL PULLS UP IN A SEMI-TRAILER TO A GAS STATION'S PUMP. SHE CRIED BECAUSE SHE HAS RUN OUT OF FUEL AND WILL NOT MAKE IT TO HER DESTINATION. SHE SAYS SHE ONLY NEEDS $20 TO MAKE IT 50 MILES. I AM IN A MACK TRUCK FUELING MYSELF. WHEN DONE , I FILL UP BOTH HER TANKS COSTING OVER $400. THE GIRL HUGGED ME WITH PURE GLEE. MOST LIKELY I WAS SET-UP BUT IT FELT GOOD.........dream ends.

 FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYERS GATHERED TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THE GAME ,  LIFE , AND CHARITIES THEY SUPPORT.  I HEARD THIS WAS IN OUR AREA SO I DECIDE TO DRIVE OVER AND CHECK IT OUT. THE GET TOGETHER WAS FREE AND MAYBE I COULD MEET SOME OLD FOOTBALL LEGENDS. I PARK AND ENTER A SCHOOL'S CAFETERIA. THE SIGNS DIRECTED EVERYONE TO THIS AREA. I OPEN A DOOR AND ENTER TO A FILLED ROOM. THE SPEAKER STOPS TALKING AND LOOKS AT ME. THIS MAKES THE WHOLE CROWD TURN AROUND AND LOOK AT ME TOO.  I KNEW WHY INSTANTLY. I WAS THE ONLY WHITE PERSON OUT OF 200 PEOPLE. THERE IS A VERY ACKWARD SILENCE FOR A SOLID 5 SECONDS. EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT ME THINKING , " WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING HERE YOU WHITE FAT DOCTOR PHIL LOOK ALIKE CRACKER. " I DECIDE NOT TO LEAVE BECAUSE I LOVE FOOTBALL AND THESE PLAYERS SO I YELL OUT TO THE GUEST SPEAKER , " OTIS ......MY MAN !! "  EVERYONE LAUGHS AND I TAKE A SEAT. AFTER HIS SPEECH THE FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER COMES UP TO ME WITH A SMILE AND GIGGLING AND SAYS , " THAT WAS PRETTY BALLSY MY BROTHER. " THE PLAYER WAS EMMITT SMITH............dream ends.

  I AM WATCHING AN OUTDOOR TALK SHOW. THIS OLDER WOMAN IS RUNNING AROUND IN THE AUDIENCE ASKING QUESTIONS. I AM IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S PARKING LOT WHILE THE SHOW IS BEING AIRED AND FILMED AT THE BASEBALL FIELD BELOW. I MOVE CLOSER AND STAND BEHIND THE FINAL ROW OF SEATS. THE HOST WHO I NOW KNOW IS A NEIGHBOR OF MY PARENTS. WE CALLED HER MRS. FRANKENFIELD.....A COMPLETE NUT JOB AND OUR WHOLE FAMILY HATES HER. WELL , SHE COMES RUNNING UP TO ME AND SHOVES THE MICROPHONE IN MY FACE AND ASKS , " SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT PEOPLE BEING NEIGHBORLY TO EACH OTHER IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS ? " I VIOLENTLY TAKE THE MICROPHONE OUT OF HER HAND AND THE CROWD GASPS. I THAN YELL , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ? YOU ARE THE MOST ANNOYING IGNORANT PERSON ON EARTH. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING NEIGHBORLY ?  LET'S SAY........WOULD YOU PURPOSELY PRETEND TO BEING GOING  OUT EVERY TIME SOMEONE PULLED UP YOUR SHARED DRIVEWAY ?!!?!?! "  I THROW THE MIC DOWN AND HEAD BACK TO THE PARKING LOT.........dream ends.

 BY THE WAY , THE LAST DREAM IS A TRUE STORY WITH MY PARENT'S NEIGHBOR PRETENDING TO LEAVE WHENEVER SOMEONE VISITED MY PARENTS. WE PULL UP THE DRIVEWAY AND PARK. WE GO INSIDE TO SAY HELLO AND NOT 2 MINUTES LATER SHE COME RUNNING OUT YELLING , " I HAVE TO LEAVE AND YOUR BLOCKING MY CAR IN !!! I'M GOING TO CALL THE POLICE ( WHICH SHE HAS SEVERAL TIMES ) " AT FIRST , WE BELIEVED HER BUT AFTER A FEW " COINCIDENCES " WE REALIZED WHAT SHE WAS DOING. SHE DID THIS OVER 100 TIMES. IT BECAME THE JOKE OF OUR FAMILY. WHAT IS A SHAME SHE HAS 2 REALLY GOOD DAUGHTERS WHO ARE SEVERELY ILL AND A DECENT HUSBAND WITH NO BACK BONE AND NEVER STANDS UP TO HER. HIS NAME IS RICHARD. WE CALL HIM " DICK WITH NO BALLS ".

  FRIDAY     5 - 1 - 20

 FIRST DAY OF MAY.....EH. EACH DAY IS THE SAME TO ME. THIS WAS A FUN DAY. AND BY " FUN " I MEAN BLOW.

 I OFFICIALLY JOINED FACEBOOK'S SARA JEAN UNDERWOOD GROUP.

 PUP IS GOOD AGAIN AND I START MY MORNING AROUND 5AM WITH EMAILS , BLOGGING , INTERNET SCRABBLE , AND SOCIAL MEDIA SURFING.

 BY MID-MORNING I HAD TO GO FIX A LEAK AT A RENTAL PROPERTY. JESUS THIS IS NO FUN. I LOAD UP MY VAN WITH TARPS AND TOOLS. I ARRIVE AND NO ONE IS HOME WHICH IS HOW I WANTED IT. I LAY TARPS OVER THE ENTIRE KITCHEN AREA AND BEGIN TAKING DOWN A SMALL SECTION OF CEILING WHICH IS THE OLD STUCCO AND LATHE. IT ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. SHIT FLIES EVERYWHERE. I DID WALK THEIR DOG WHO IS THE NICEST DOG I EVER MET.

  THERE IS A VERY SLOW CONTINUOUS DRIP FROM THE CEILING. THIS DOES HELP ME ANALYZE AND TROUBLE SHOOT WHERE THE LEAK IS COMING FROM.  LIKE WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE I HAD 4 CHOICES :

 A) SINK  

 B) TUB 

 C) SHOWER

 D) TOILET

 AFTER 30 MINUTES OF SEARCHING FOR THE LEAK I USE MY " CALL A FRIEND " OPTION TO GET HIS OPINION. I STRONGLY FEEL IT HAS TO BE THE TOILET. THE LEAK IS SLOWLY DRIPPING SO IT HAS TO BE PRESSURED WATER OR WATER STORED IN A TANK OR BOWL. THIS WOULD RULE OUT THE SINK , TUB , AND SHOWER......UNLESS IT WAS A PIPE BURST. THE LEAK WAS WAY TOO SLOW SO I DOUBLE CHECK THE TOILET AREA WHICH THE RENTER TOLD ME " NO WATER IS ON THE FLOOR ". WELP , THIS WAS WRONG. THE TOILET SUPPLY LINE WAS LEAKING. I SHUT OFF THE WATER AND DRIVE HOME TO GET MY WET/DRY  VAC AND 10 DIFFERENT SUPPLY LINES. 

  BACK AT THE JOB I SEE MY WET/DRY VAC IS FULL. I NEED TO CLEAN IT OUT AND REMOVE THE CLOTH FILTER. I DO THIS AND GO UPSTAIRS TO SUCK OUT ANY REMAINING WATER IN THE TOILET TANK. I TEST 12 TOILET SUPPLY LINES AND NOT F'N ONE FITS. BACK DOWNSTAIRS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY IN ARDMORE.

 I ARRIVE AT THE HARDWARE STORE AND FIGURE I PICK UP SOME SEEDS ALONG WITH TOILET SUPPLY LINES. I AM WEARING GLOVES AND A MASK SO MY GLASSES FOG UP IMMEDIATELY. I KNOW THE OWNER AND ASK HIM AT THE DESK , " WHERE ARE THE SEEDS ? " HE RESPONDS , " RIGHT BEHIND YOU. " I FEEL LIKE A COMPLETE DOUCHE BAG. MY ASS WAS LITERALLY 6 INCHES FROM THE SEED DISPLAY CASE. IF I PASSED HOT GAS FROM MY ASS THE ASPARAGUS WOULD OF GROWN A LITTLE. I PICK OUT SOME SEEDS FOR OUR GARDEN AND PURCHASE EVERYTHING.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO CHECK MAIL AND SUCH.

 BACK AT THE JOB FOR THE 3RD TIME. I INSTALL A NEW SUPPLY LINE AND CLEAN UP AROUND THE TOILET AND SEAT AREA. NOTHING LIKE CLEANING OLD PEE......UGH. I LAY SOME TISSUE DOWN UNDER THE NEW TOILET SUPPLY LINE. THIS IS A TEST FOR LEAKS. I GO DOWN STAIRS AND BEGIN THE MASSIVE CLEAN-UP. BEING BY YOURSELF WITH NO HELP ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. I WENT UP AND DOWN THE STEPS 20 TIMES. NOW , I HAVE TO MOVE EVERYTHING OUTSIDE AND BACK INTO MY VAN. WITH ANY KIND OF HELP IT BE 10 MINUTES. WITHOUT HELP.......40 MINUTES. I CLEAN UP , WIPE DOWN , WASH COUNTERTOP / MICROWAVE , AND WET/DRY VAC THE FLOOR.

 I LEAVE A CEILING FAN ON TO DRY THE CEILING CAVITY I MADE. IT IS PRETTY WET IN THE CEILING SO I TEXT AND UPDATE THE RENTER. I WILL RETURN IN A WEEK OR SO TO PATCH THE CEILING.

 BACK HOME I AM TIRED. I HEAR A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND FOR THE 2ND TIME A NEIGHBOR IS DROPPING OFF MILK. SHE WORKS FOR A GARDEN / GROCERY STORE UP THE STREET AND ANYTHING THAT EXPIRES SHE GIVES TO US. THE MILK EXPIRES MAY 1ST. I FIGURE WE GOT A SOLID MONTH TO USE IT. I ALSO TOLD MY NEIGHBOR I LIKE TO DO A SOCIAL DISTANCING WINE GET TOGETHER ON HER PATIO. WE BRING OUR OWN WINE AND GLASSES. SHE AGREED.

 I TAKE A NAP BECAUSE I AM EXHAUSTED FROM GOING UP AND DOWN DECK STEPS AND THE HOUSE STEPS TO THE 2ND FLOOR. I RELAX AND NAP FOR A GOOD 2 HOURS WITH THE PUP.

 WHEELS GOES TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR A WALK.

 BY 4:30PM I DECIDE TO START THE VINYL SIDING ON THE GARAGE'S GARDEN SIDE. I AM AN IDIOT BUT AGAIN.......WHAT ELSE AM I DOING ? I PULL BACK ALL CHICKEN WIRE AND WOOD THAT PROTECTS THE SEEDS FROM CRITTERS. I ALSO LAY DOWN LONG BOARDS ON THE GARDEN MULCH TO SEMI-PROTECT THE SEEDLINGS. I TURN THE RADIO ON , GATHER MY TOOLS , AND BEGIN J-CHANNELING. IT IS SO NICE WORKING IN A REACHABLE AREA AND NOT GOING UP AND DOWN STEPS LIKE THE FIRST SIDING JOB.  BY 7PM , WHEELS COMES HOME AND I DECIDE TO STOP. I RAN INTO A PROBLEM AND I WAS TOO TIRED TO FIX IT. I DID FINISH ALL THE J-CHANNEL AND STARTED 2 ROWS OF SIDING. MY PROBLEM WAS LEVELING THE FINAL PIECE. I WILL TACKLE THIS TOMORROW.

 WHILE SIDING I NOTICE UNDER THE EVE AND BEHIND THE SOFFIT LEAVES AND STICKS ARE PUSHING THROUGH. I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS.......SQUIRRELS. LAST TIME I KILLED 3 BABY SQUIRRELS AND PISSED OFF A MOTHER SQUIRREL BIG TIME. AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE , I TORE DOWN A SOFFIT AREA AND ALL KINDS OF LEAVES , STICKS , AND DEBRIS FALL OUT......ALONG WITH 3 TINY SQUEAKING 2 DAY OLD BABY SQUIRRELS. I MOVE THEM NEAR THE LAKE IN A TREE STUMP. TEN MINUTES LATER A BLUE HERRON WALKS OVER AND GULPS THEM DOWN. I FEEL HORRIBLE.

 I THINK THE OUTCOME COULD BE BETTER WITH OUR NEW SQUIRREL NESTING PROBLEM UNDERNEATH THE SOFFIT. LAST WEEK WHEELS AND I SAW A MOTHER SQUIRREL CARRYING A BABY SQUIRREL TO ANOTHER LOCATION FROM THE GUTTER AND ROOF. I AM HOPING THIS MOM MOVED THEM ALL OUT. WHEN I AM FINISHED SIDING I WILL EMPTY THE SOFFIT. IF BABY SQUIRRELS FUCKING FALL OUT AGAIN I WILL BE SO PISSED.

 OH , WITH ALL THE RAIN I DID NOTICE NO WATER IN OUR BASEMENT OR THE GARAGE. THIS WAS A GOOD FEELING ESPECIALLY SINCE THE GARAGE ALWAYS GOT WET. NOW........ALL GOOD AND ORGANIZED.

 BACK INSIDE FOR DINNER. WE HAVE PRIMO HOAGIES WHICH IS PRETTY DAMN TOUGH TO BEAT. WE DO THE " BADA BINGS " ( CHICKEN CUTLET WITH BROCCOLI RABE ). I HAVE A YARDS BRAWLER BEER TOO. MAN......A COLD BEER LIKE ICE IS SO DAMN GOOD AFTER WORKING CRAPPY PROJECTS.

  AROUND 7:40PM I FINISH DINNER. IT IS TIME TO SETTLE IN FOR TV AND SOME NIGHTCAPS. NO APRICOT BRANDY FOR ME. OH , LIQUOR STORES NOW UPPED THE 6 BOTTLE TAKE-OUT TO 12 BOTTLES.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH A HEARTFELT MOVIE ABOUT A YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL GIRL TRAINING TO BE A TRACK RUNNER WITH A BASKETBALL COACH WHO LOST HIS TEAM AND NOW RELUCTANTLY IS THE TRACK COACH.......OF ONE RUNNER. THE MOVIE IS CALLED OVERCOMER. I STARTED WATCHING IT ABOUT 45 MINUTES IN. I FIGURE IT WAS A NICE HEARTWARMING MOVIE ABOUT A LOST ESTRANGED DAD WHO FOUND GOD AND WAS DYING. THE YOUNG KID WAS TRYING TO FIND HERSELF AND GET TO KNOW HER DAD MISSING FOR 15 YEARS.  THE ONLY REASON I STARTED WATCHING THIS MOVIE BECAUSE IT HAD A VERY HIGH " POPCORN " RATING OF 98%. WELL , THE MOVIE IS OKAYTO GOOD BUT IT IS BIG TIME FAITH-BASED. IT HAS A REALLY STRONG DIALOGUE FOR CHRISTIANITY AND HOW JESUS WORKS TO HELP ALL OF US IN LIFE. I MEAN THEY LAY IT ON HARD AND THICK. THIS TURNED ME OFF. I UNDERSTAND THE RELIGIOUS PUSHING WHICH IS FINE BUT THEY REALLY INCORPORATE IMMENSELY IN THIS FILM. SO....THE FILM IS OKAY TO GOOD BUT WARNING HALF OF IT IS PUSHING JESUS. THIS COULD BE GOOD OR ANNOYING FOR SOME PEOPLE.

  WE WATCH EPISODE 4 OF THE LAST DANCE. AGAIN IT WAS VERY GOOD. CARMEN ELECTRA BANGING " THE WORM " AKA DENNIS RODMAN AND HIDING UNDER THE COVERS WHEN MICHAEL JORDAN WALKS IN THE BEDROOM. JESUS , SHE WAS A PIECE OF ASS......STILL LOOKS DAMN GOOD TODAY. RODMAN WAS A NUT JOB AND MAN DID HE PARTY AND GET SOME SERIOUS ASS.  HE TOLD THE TEAM AND COACHES HE NEEDS SOME TIME OFF. THEY GAVE HIM 48 HOURS. HE TELLS JORDAN HE IS GONG TO LAS VEGAS. JORDAN TELLS THE DOCUMENTARY , " I KNEW HE WASN'T COMING BACK ".

 I DIDN'T KNOW PHIL JACKSON HAD A DAMN GOOD CAREER AS A PLAYER BUT EVEN BETTER AS A COACH. DID YOU KNOW HE COACHED 20 SEASONS AND NEVER HAD A LOSING RECORD ? THE NEXT COACH TO DO THIS  IS 10 SEASONS........K.C. JONES.

  WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF BROCKMIRE. IT WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO BED AND I CAN'T F'N SLEEP. I GET UP 10 TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. I AM SO PISSED. I HAD A LONG DAY OF 2 SIDE PROJECTS AND ENOUGH BOOZE TO KNOCK A HORSE DOWN. I WATCH PORN AND AN EPISODE OF ARROW. TO MY SURPRISE IT IS NOT BAD AGAIN.....THE TV SERIES ARROW THAT IS. ANOTHER TIME I GOT UP AND I PLAYED A LITTLE INTERNET POKER. BY 4:30AM I WENT BACK TO BED ONLY TO WAKE UP AT 5:45AM. THE PUP GETS FED AND WALKED AND I WRITE MY BLOG. IT IS NOW 9AM......BLOW.

 WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE 30 DAY RENTER. MY ANTENNAS ARE GOING UP.

 OH , I PICKED UP PUPPY POOP AROUND OUR YARD AGAIN. I ALSO DID THIS AT OUR RENTAL HOUSE I WAS AT EARLIER. THE DOG IS SUPER COOL BUT MAN DID IT LAY A DOOKER AND A HALF RIGHT BY MY VAN. I MOVED IT AND BROUGHT THE TRASHCANS IN FOR OUR RENTER.

 ONE VERY NICE THING IS THE PUPPY. SHE SLEEPS AT THE BOTTOM OF MY BED. BUT AFTER 30 MINUTES OR SO I FEEL THIS LITTLE WARM BODY SNUGGLE UP AGAINST MY BACK. AS LONG AS HER 4 PAWS WITH NAILS ARE NOT FACING MY BACK........IT IS A DAMN GOOD FEELING. WHEN YOU HAVE SLEPT ALONE FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE IT IS PRETTY NICE TO HAVE THIS LITTLE THING NUDGE UP AGAINST ME.

   SATURDAY      5 - 2 - 20

 WHEN YOU GET LICKED , BLOWN , AND A FREE MEAL WITHIN 12 HOURS...............THAT IS A DAMN GOOD DAY.

  UTILIZE THE GOOD WEATHER AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID.

  THE SIDING PROJECT IS STARTING TO BORE ME BUT I WANT TO CONTINUE IT THROUGH. I FINISHED SIDING THE ONE LONG WALL ON THE GARAGE. IT MAKES IT LOOK LIKE A NEW GARAGE.  I DID A TEST ON ONE OF THE FRONT WALLS TO GET A VOTE. I HAVE 3 DIFFERENT CHOICES OF VINYL SIDING TO DO THE FRONT OF THE GARAGE ONLY. SO , I INSERTED 3 DIFFERENT PIECES OF SIDING IN ONE AREA. I LET THE KIDS AND WHEELS DECIDE.  THEY ALL CHOSE TO CONTINUE THE SIDING AROUND THE GARAGE IN THE SAME COLOR. WELL , THAT'S NO FUN , BUT IT MADE SENSE.

 SOME FRIENDS STOP BY AND GIVE ME $50 FOR LETTING THEM USE OUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO. I DENIED THE MONEY 3 TIMES.......THAN ACCEPTED.

  WHEELS AND ELDEST TAKE A RIDE TO WEST CHESTER TO PICK UP A FREE DINING ROOM TABLE AND CHAIRS.  IT IS THE GIRLFRIEND ( AND TOP PHILLIES FRONT OFFICE PERSON ) OF A PHILLIES ANNOUNCER. THEY BROUGHT IT HOME AND WE LOADED IN THE HOUSE. OF COURSE I ASKED IF THE PHILLIES ANNOUNCER HELPED LOAD THE VAN.....HE WAS NOT THERE. ANYWAY , WE ALSO THREW OUT OUR ORIGINAL TABLE AND CHAIRS. THE KIDS AND WHEELS LIKE THE " NEW " DINING TABLE AND CHAIRS. ME........EH. I DID HAVE TO TAKE MY TOOLS OUT AND SECURE  ONE OLD TABLE LEG. THIS TABLE IS PRETTY OLD. THE PHILLIES FRONT OFFICE GIRL SAID SHE GOT IT FROM HER MOTHER WHO GOT IT FROM HER GRANDMOTHER WHO GOT FROM HER GREAT GRANDMOTHER. MY FATHER-IN-LAW IS PROBABLY SNICKERING AT ME RIGHT NOW.

  I HAVE ANOTHER SOFFIT STUFFED WITH SQUIRREL NESTINGS. LAST TIME I TORE ONE DOWN 3 BABIES FELL OUT AND ALL WERE A " CYCLE OF LIFE " MEAL FOR A LARGE BLUE HERRON. I DID NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN AGAIN. I LAID DOWN 4 TARPS UNDER THE SOFFIT AND BEGAN TO REMOVE THE SOFFIT. ALL KINDS OF DEBRIS FELL OUT LIKE LEAVES , STICKS , PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS , AND 2 DEAD SQUIRRELS. YEP , AT LEAST THIS TIME I WAS NOT THE AN ACCESSORY TO MURDER. I CAN SEE NOW WHY THE MOTHER SQUIRREL MOVED HER REMAINING BABIES OUT OF THIS NEST.

  I HAVE MY GARAGE RADIO ON AND LISTENING TO SPORTS RADIO. RAY DIDIINGER IS INTERVIEWING JIM EISENREICH WHO IS A FORMER PHILLIES PLAYER AND HAS TOURETTE SYNDROME. IT IS A VERY GOOD INTERVIEW WITH SOME FUNNY STORIES WITH OLD PLAYERS LIKE KRUK , DYKSTRA , LARRY ANDERSEN , SCHILLING , MITCH WILLIAMS , DARREN DAULTON AND MORE.  ONE STORY - JIM GOES TO HIS LOCKER NEXT TO KRUK. WITHIN SECONDS KRUK SAYS , " ARE YOU THE GUY THAT TALKS FUNNY ? " IT WAS ALITTLE MORE COLORFUL THAN THAT BUT EISENREICH HAD SOME COOL STORIES. I DID NOT KNOW HE SAT OUT OF BASEBALL FOR 2 YEARS  AND LATER PLAYED FOR THE PHILLIES AT THE AGE OF 28. HE BATTED OVER .300 ALL THREE 3 YEARS AND INTO A 4TH SEASON.

 SO , IS THERE A POINT OF THIS SPORTS RADIO STORY ? YES , YES THERE IS. A LADY WALKS UP MY DRIVEWAY AND SAYS , " CAN YOU LOWER YOUR RADIO ? WE CAN HEAR IT FROM OUR HOUSE. " I WHISPER , " CAN YOU HEAR ME ? " SHE REPLIES , " I CAN HEAR YOU BUT THE RADIO REVERBERATES. YOU CAN COME TO MY HOUSE AND LISTEN. " I RESPOND WITH AND EVEN SOFTER WHISPER , " SO , YOU CAN HEAR ME OVER THE RADIO RIGHT NOW ? " SHE RESPONDS , " I HAVE A DAUGHTER WITH ( I FORGET ) AND SHE CAN HEAR IT. " I REPLY , " I KNOW. I KNOW. I WILL LOWER THE RADIO."  I AM NOT HAPPY BUT LOWER THE RADIO 50% AND THE BASS 75%.

 ONE HOUR LATER WHEELS COMES OUT. SHE SAYS THE LADY RETURNED TO THE FRONT DOOR AND ASKED IF YOU CAN LOWER THE RADIO AGAIN. NOW MIND YOU I HAVE SPORTS TALK RADIO ON AND NOT METAL MUSIC. THAT LOUD MUSIC IS PLAYED BY THE COLLEGE KIDS BEHIND THE HEDGES. I ASK WHEELS TO GET MY BOOM BOX AND I SET THAT UP IN A GARAGE WINDOW POINTING TOWARDS THE STREET. I DECIDED TO ACCOMMODATE THE OLD LADY.

  I CLEAN UP THE ENTIRE GARDEN AREA OF MY TOOLS , TARPS WITH DEAD SQUIRRELS , CUT SIDING PIECES , TRASHCANS I USE FOR HORSES , AND MORE.

 I ASK WHEELS TO BLOW ME. YEP , I WAS THAT DIRECT. BUT IT WAS NOT THE SUPER FUN ACT OF BLOWING. I WAS COVERED WITH SQUIRREL NESTING SO I ASKED WHEELS TO GET THE LEAF BLOWER AND BLOW ME. SHE DID.....IT WAS AWESOME.

 NEXT , I PLANT SEEDS TO FILL UP THE REST OF THE GARDEN. I RE-ATTACH ALL CHICKEN WIRE AND SECURE WOOD STAKES TO KEEP THE CRITTERS OUT. I GET A GARDEN HOSE AND WATER DOWN THE SIDING BECAUSE ALL KINDS OF SQUIRREL NESTING HIT IT AND WATER THE NEW SEEDS.

 INSIDE I TAKE A GLORIOUS SHOWER AND SHAVE. WHEN YOU DON'T SHOWER FOR 4 DAYS IT FEELS SO DAMN GOOD.

 I AM AT MY COMPUTER AND MY YOUNGEST COMES IN MY ROOM. SHE SAID THERE WAS A KNOCK AT THE DOOR. I GO TO THE DOOR AND THERE ARE 2 LARGE BAGS OF FOOD DELIVERED BY UBER EATS.  I TEXT 3 PEOPLE AND ALL SAY THEY DID NOT ORDER THE FOOD. SO , NOW WE HAVE A DECISION. TRY TO FIND THE RIGHTFUL OWNER OR CHOW DOWN ON A TON OF FOOD. THE RECEIPT HAS NO NAME OR RESTAURANT FROM WHERE IT CAME FROM. I BELIEVE IN KARMA SO WE WAITED ABOUT 15 MINUTES. WE HAVE OUR FRONT DOOR OPEN AND I SEE A NEIGHBOR PACING THE SIDEWALK AND LOOKING AT EVERY FRONT DOOR. BY HIS BODY LANGUAGE I INSTANTLY KNOW IT IS HIS FOOD. I SLOWLY CLOSE THE FRONT DOOR AND HIDE. MY YOUNGEST AND I BEGIN TO HAVE AN EARLY DINNER.

 OK , THAT IS NOT TRUE. I OPEN MY FRONT DOOR AND YELL TO THE GUY , " ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FOOD ? " WE EXCHANGE THE FOOD AND HE IS HAPPY. AS HE IS WALKING AWAY I SAID TO HIM , " WE TOOK THE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES ". HE GIGGLES. WELP , THERE GOES OUR FREE DINNER.

 GET A CALL. MY ONE AUNT AND COUSIN ARE BACK HOME. ANOTHER AUNT IS LEAVING THE HOSPITAL AND GOING TO REHAB IN LANSDALE. THIS IS GOOD NEWS SINCE THEY ALL HAD COVID-19.

  I PREP FOR A BBQ. WE HAVE SOME FAMILY AND FRIENDS OVER. WE DO A SOCIAL DISTANCING BBQ AND IT WAS FUN. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. ALL BBQ'ED......HUGE LAMB CHOPS , BURGERS , SAUSAGE , BAKED POTATOES , STEAK , AND A SIDE OF PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET BROUGHT BY FRIENDS. WE TOLD STORIES , DRANK BOOZE , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND CHILLED. WE ADD SOME NORMALCY FOR ONCE.  

  WE DO A ZOOM CONFERENCE WITH MY BROTHERS. I HAVE NO CLUE HOW IT WORKS SO OUR ELDEST SET IT UP. IT WAS FUN AND WE JOKED. MY ONE BROTHER SET-UP A CARD BOARD CUT-OUT OF CHEWBACCA WITH A MASK ON. WE ALSO SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A NEPHEW WHO TURNED 21. OH , AND I ZOOM MOONED EVERYONE. GOOD TIMES........GOOD TIMES.

 WE DRINK AND CHILL TO ABOUT 10PM. I WAS PRETTY TIRED SO AFTER EVERYONE LEFT I HEADED RIGHT TO BED.

 I FALL ASLEEP FAST BUT WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES. IT IS SUCH A DRAG. THE PUP JOINED ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. AGAIN , SHE MANEUVERED HERSELF RIGHT UP TO MY BACK AND I FEEL HER NECK LAID UPON THE BACK OF MY NECK. THIS WARM LITTLE BODY IS CUDDLING MY NECK AND IT FEELS COMFORTING. I SLIGHTLY MOVE AND THE DOG BEGINS LICKING MY NECK. AT FIRST I WAS GOING TO STOP HER BUT I SAID TO MYSELF , " YOU KNOW WHAT , WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME A FEMALE LICKED ME ? " SO , I LET HER LICK MY NECK FOR A MINUTE OR TWO.

 I FINALLY GET UP AROUND 4:30AM. THE PUP GETS UP AT 5:30AM. I WALK AND FEED HER. AT 6AM MY YOUNGEST BEDROOM DOOR OPENS. I ASK , " WHAT IS GOING ON ? "  SHE SAYS , " J CALLED AND LOCKED HERSELF OUT. " SHE LETS IN OUR ELDEST AND I SAY TO HER , " DO ME A FAVOR , TEXT OR CALL MY CELL PHONE BECAUSE I AM UP ALL NIGHT. DON'T WAKE YOUR SISTER. "

 SO TODAY , I GOT A FREE DINNER , BLOWN , AND LICKED......NOT ONE WAS FUN.

 OH , ONE MORE THING. LAST NIGHT THE KIDS ASKED IF WE NEED TO TAKE IN THE FOAM SEATS FOR THE PATIO CHAIRS AND RADIO. I DON'T EVEN BOTHER TO COVER THE BBQ. I REPLY , " NAH , IT IS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND NOT SUPPOSE TO RAIN. I WILL GET IT TOMORROW. WELL , WHEN I LET THE DOG OUT THIS MORNING..........IT RAINED.

 SUNDAY       5 - 3 - 20

  ANOTHER DAY AND NOW " MURDER HORNETS " ARE HERE. I SAW A DOCUMENTARY ON THESE HORNETS AWHILE AGO. THEY ARE COMPLETELY FEROCIOUS AND VICIOUS. ONE MURDER HORNET CAN ATTACK A HONEY BEE NEST AND JUST WIPE OUT HUNDREDS AT A TIME. THE ONLY PROTECTION THE HONEY BEES HAVE IS TO TRY TO KILL THE SCOUT HORNET SO HE CAN NOT GO BACK AND TELL HIS HORNET FRIENDS THE LOCATION OF THE HONEY BEE NEST. WHAT CAN THE LITTLE HONEY BEE DO TO STIFLE THIS MONSTROUS HORNET ?.........A FULL GANG TACKLE. HUNDREDS OF HONEY BEES WILL CLIMB AND ATTACH THEMSELVES TO THE HORNET TO CREATE A LARGE LIVE BEE BALL. THE HONEY BEES FLAP THEIR WINGS TO CREATE FRICTION AND HEAT.  THESE NUMBERS MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT ON THE MONEY ACCURATE BUT THE HONEY BEES SMOTHER THE HORNET AND LITERALLY BAKE IT ALIVE TO AROUND 103 DEGREES.  THE HORNET CAN NOT SURVIVE ABOVE 103 DEGREES. THE HONEY BEES CAN SURVIVE UP TO 104 DEGREES. THE TEMPERATURES ARE THAT CLOSE FROM WHAT I REMEMBER. IF THE HORNET GETS BACKS TO ITS NEST AND RETURNS IN FORCE THEY WILL WIPE OUT THE HONEY BEES WITHIN MINUTES AND THAN TAKE THE HONEY BEES' LARVA FOR FOOD FOR THEIR OWN GROWING HORNETS.

 ANYWAY , COVID-19 IS STILL GOING ON YET SOME THINGS ARE RE-OPENING. BEACHES , GOLF COURSES , AND STATE PARKS ARE SOME ON THE LIST. UNFORTUNATELY , I DO NOT SEE HOW THE NAIL WILL EVER RE-OPEN AGAIN AND IF IT DOES HOW WILL THE NUMBERS BE ?

 AS I DROVE BY THE YANGMING RESTAURANT I THOUGHT , " MAN , DID THEY SELL AT A PERFECT TIME. "

  IT IS OFFICIAL. A VERY NICE RUSSIAN FAMILY IS RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR 30 DAYS. THIS WILL DEFINITELY HELP.

  TWO HOURS AFTER WE RENTED OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR 30 DAYS ANOTHER FAMILY CONTACTED US TO RENT FOR 30 DAYS. UNFORTUNATELY , 15 DAYS OVERLAPPED SO WE COULD NOT DO IT. I WAS KINDA HOPING THEY DO OTHER DAYS BUT THEIR REPLY WAS JUST " OK THANKS ".

  BACK TO VINYL SIDING THE GARAGE. TODAY I FINISHED THE FRONT. IT ABSOLUTELY MAKES THE WHOLE GARAGE LOOK BRAND NEW. I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS FINISHING IT TODAY. IF WEATHER PERMITS I WILL TRY TO FINISH THE FAR SIDE OF THE GARAGE.

  OUR GRASS GROWS SO FAST I NEED TO CUT IT EVERY 7 DAYS. THIS WILL NEED TO BE DONE TOMORROW OR TUESDAY.

  OUR DOG POOPS ON THE DRIVEWAY AND OUR SIDEWALK. WHAT THE HELL ? DOES THIS DOG HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST GRASS ? AGAIN I SHOVELED IT UP.

  YESTERDAY I GOT HELP TO FILL THE VAN WITH OUR OLD DINING ROOM TABLE , CHAIRS , AND TARPS FILLED WITH SQUIRREL NESTING'S.  I HAD TO TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TODAY TO DUMP IT. WHY ?.....DEAD SQUIRRELS AND THEY STARTED TO SMELL IN THE VAN.  I DID NOTICE ON THE BOTTOM OF EACH CHAIR IT SAID " MADE IN ITALY ". THIS QUALITY TABLE GAVE US GOOD USE FOR 14 YEARS. I FIGURE IT WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 25 YEARS OLD. THE TABLE WE REPLACED IT WITH IS PROBABLY A 100 YEARS OLD.

 IF I ONLY HAD MY SCREW GUN. WHEN DUMPING THE OLD DINING ROOM TABLE I NOTICED TONS OF L-BRACKETS UNDER THE MAIN SUPPORTS. I USE THESE L-BRACKETS ON OCCASION. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS I DID NOT HAVE MY SCREW GUN AND I DID NOT FEEL LIKE UNSCREWING THEM BY HAND. IF I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL IN THE NEXT 2 DAYS I MAY GO DUMPSTER DIVING AND AT LEAST TAKE ABOUT 20 OF THEM. THEY REALLY COME IN HANDY.

  I UNLOAD AND FILL OUR DUMPSTER. I ALSO THREW OUT 2 TARPS......ONE HAD 2 DEAD SQUIRRELS IN IT.

 I DRIVE HOME AND NOTICE THE A/C DOES NOT WORK IN THE VAN.....JUST F'N GREAT. WHEELS ALSO NOTICED AN ODOR WHEN DRIVING IT 2 DAYS AGO.

 WHEELS STAINS THE " NEW " DINING ROOM TABLE AND CHAIRS. IT DID MAKE THEM LOOK BETTER. SHE ALSO TAKES A RIDE TO GIVE OUT STUFF TO FAMILY.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN.  WE HAVE A NICE DINNER OUT ON THE PATIO.

  THE KIDS GO TO THEIR ROOMS WHILE WHEELS AND I WATCH TV WITH SOME LIBATIONS. WE WATCHED OUTLANDER ( GOOD ) AND 2 EPISODES OF THE LAST DANCE ( GOOD ).

 I HEAD TO BED FOR MY HANDS AND BODY ARE HURTING. I WATCH AN EPISODE OF ARROW ( OK TO GOOD ) AND FALL ASLEEP SECONDS AFTER IT IS OVER. THE PUP JOINS ME. I HAD A GOOD DREAM BUT FORGOT IT.

  MONDAY      5 - 4 - 20

 NEXT DOOR STRIKES AGAIN. THIS SITE IS VERY SIMILAR TO CRAIGSLIST BUT VERY LOCAL.  MAN , SUCH A GOOD SCORE TODAY.

  SO I HAVE A LIST OF ABOUT 10 THINGS. YOU COULD NOT PICK A BETTER TIME TO GET STUFF FOR CHEAP OR FREE DURING THIS PANDEMIC.  PEOPLE ARE NATURALLY CLEANING OUT GARAGES , BEDROOMS , CLOSETS , AND BASEMENTS. I MEAN.....I AM. SO , MY 2 LAWN MOWERS.  ONE I CAN NOT START AND EVEN HAD A GUY WORK ON IT. SO THIS JUST SITS IN MY GARAGE. THE 2ND MOWER RUNS WITH SELF PROPEL WHEELS ( SO COOL ) AT HIGH RPM'S AND I FEEL LIKE IT WILL EXPLODE AT ANY MOMENT IF RAN TOO LONG. IT ALSO STALLS WHEN CUTTING AN INCLINED SLOPE. THIS IS A MAJOR HASSLE BUT I HAVE DEALT WITH IT FOR 2 YEARS........NOT.............ANYMORE.

 THIS MORNING I FIND A NEIGHBOR JUST 3 BLOCKS AWAY GIVING A MOWER AWAY. I FIGURE WHY NOT GRAB IT. I WILL CHECK QUICK PROBLEMS LIKE SPARK PLUGS AND SUCH. IF IT DOES NOT START I CAN ALWAYS TRASH IT AT OUR DUMPSTER OR GIVE IT AWAY. SO , I GET THE ADDRESS. THE WOMAN TRASHING THE LAWN MOWER TELLS ME SHE THINKS THERE IS A LOOSE WIRE WHICH MAKES IT NOT START. SHE ALSO SAID IT WAS SERVICED 2 SEASONS AGO AND IT WORKED FINE.

 I TAKE MY VAN AND PICK UP THE LAWN MOWER. I TAKE A RIDE TO D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY FOR A QUART OF OIL. I ALSO STOP AT THE NAIL TO CHECK ON IT.  I DID GO DUMPSTER DIVING AND GOT 15 OF THOSE L-BRACKETS OFF OUR OLD KITCHEN TABLE. I BROUGHT MY SCREW GUN AND LADDER TO GET IN AND OUT OF THE DUMPSTER EASILY. I.......AM A LOSER.

  BACK HOME I UNLOAD THE MOWER. THE CRAFTSMAN MOWER IS A NICE AND LOOKS TO BE ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD. IT IS ALSO SELF PROPELLED BY THE REAR WHEELS WHICH IS A GREAT FEATURE. I FULLY EXPECT IT NOT TO START. I NOTICE THE THROTTLE WIRE IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE HANDLE YOU SQUEEZE WHEN FIRST STARTING THE MOWER. I CONNECT IT. I CAN NOT FIND A PRIMER BUTTON WHICH MOST MOWERS HAVE. I DECIDE TO GIVE IT A TRY ANNNNNNNNNND IT STARTS ON THE FIRST PULL.  THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

  I DECIDE TO MOW THE LAWNS AND I USE IT AFTER THE RIDING MOWER. IT WORKS FRICKIN' AWESOME. THE SELF PROPELLED WHEELS IS SUCH A GREAT FEATURE. I WEED WHACK AND LEAF BLOW THE WHOLE PROPERTY. I AM OVERJOYED ( IN A SMALL WAY ) THAT THIS LAWN MOWER STARTED ON THE FIRST TRY.

 OH , I MESSAGE THE LADY IF THERE WERE ANY ATTACHMENTS FOR THE MOWER. SHE TELLS ME 3 AND THEY ARE ON THE CURB. I TAKE A 1 MINUTE DRIVE AND GET THEM. ONE ATTACHMENT IS THE GRASS CATCHING BAG. THIS IS NICE TO HAVE. SO , A LAWNMOWER AND 3 ATTACHMENTS FOR FREE.......NICE.

 TOMORROW I HAVE A GUY PICKING UP THE LAWN MOWER THAT WILL NOT START. I AM TRYING TO BARTER FOR LIGHT BULBS........LOL.

  I DO A TEST EDGING ON PART OF THE DRIVEWAY WITH THE EDGER I GOT FOR $3 THE OTHER DAY. IT WORKS PERFECTLY.

  I SECURE OUR DRIVEWAY LAMP POST BY HAMMERING 2 STAKES INTO THE GROUND NEXT TO IT. I USED MY POWER MITER TO CUT SHARP POINTS ON THE STAKES TO MAKE THEM GO IN THE GROUND EASIER.

 WE LOAD UP OUR ELDEST AND SHE TAKES A RIDE TO THE POCONOS. SHE TOOK MOST OF OUR FOOD , TOILET PAPER , AND BOOZE. SHE ARRIVED SAFELY AND SEEMED REALLY HAPPY WHEN WE CALLED LATER.

 HELPED YOUNGEST WITH A BURNT OUT LIGHT BULB. THE KID WAS SLEEPING IN THE ART ROOM TONIGHT JUST TO MIX THINGS UP.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH A FRIEND. WE SAT OUTSIDE AND TALKED FOR A LITTLE BIT TOO......6 FEET APART.

  I CHECKED THE OIL IN ALL 3 VEHICLES. THE JEEP WAS BONE DRY. THIS IS SO NOT GOOD. I TOLD OUR ELDEST WE MUST CHECK THIS MONTHLY FROM NOW ON. ONE LONG DRIVE AND THE WHOLE ENGINE BE SHOT. UNDER THE HOOD OF ALL 3 VEHICLES I WET/DRY VACCED ANY DEBRIS. I ALSO LEAF BLEW AND VACUUMED THE VAN.  I REMOVED PARTY SUPPLIES FROM THE JEEP AND STORED THEM AWAY. YES , ONE LITTLE PROJECT TURNED INTO 10.

 PICKED UP MORE PUPPY POOP. YEAH ........THIS IS ALWAYS FUN.

 WHEELS MAKES A TACO DINNER. ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE TACOS.

  WE TALK TO OUR ACCOUNTANT AND HE TELLS US TO START THE PROCESS OF SMALL LOANS THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY BACK. ONE FROM OUR BANK AND ONE FROM THE GOVERNMENT. IT TOTALS ABOUT $5500. WOULD I DON'T GET IS HE WANTS ONE OF HIS PEOPLE TO DO IT FOR US FOR $450. THIS IS ALMOST 10% OF THE LOAN AND MONEY OUT OF OUR POCKETS. TO ME , GO RIGHT TO THE BANK'S AND GOVERNMENT'S WEBSITES AND DO IT OURSELVES LIKE EVERY BODY ELSE. WHEELS STARTED THE BALL ROLLING ON THIS.

  WE CHILL AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF KILLING EVE. IT WAS GOOD. I HEAD TO BED AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF ARROW. AGAIN....NOT THE WORST.

  TUESDAY     5 - 5 - 20

 ANOTHER DAY OF THE " NEW " NORM.

  FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.  I HAD A GUY PICK UP A LAWN MOWER I COULD NOT GET TO START. I EVEN HAD A LAWN MOWER COMPANY TRY FIXING IT. HE PULLED UP THE DRIVEWAY AND SAID HELLO. THE EXCHANGE WAS FOR LIGHT BULBS. SO , HE GOT A LAWN MOWER AND I GOT LIGHT BULBS. WHEELS COMES OUT AND SHAKES HER HEAD AT ME. I GET THIS ALL THE TIME.

 I MOVED 100 PIECES OF WOOD AND A 4X4 POST AWAY FROM THE FAR SIDE GARAGE WALL. I JUMP A 2 FOOT LONG GARDEN SNAKE. I GIVE IT A GENTLE TOSS INTO OUR HEDGES. I DON'T BELIEVE IN KILLING SNAKES. THAN , WITH MY " NEW " LAWN MOWER ( WHICH AGAIN STARTED ON THE FIRST TRY ) I MOWED ALONG THE WALL WHERE THE WOOD WAS. I HIT A BURIED LOG AND STOPPED THE LAWN MOWER BLADE WHICH SO PISSED ME OFF. THE MOWER RE-STARTED ON THE FIRST TRY AGAIN. I GOT THE WEED WHACKER OUT AND USED IT TOO. MAN, IT IS NICE TO HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT. I WAS PREPPING FOR VINYL SIDING ON THE FINAL FAR WALL. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS I HAVE TO WORK ON MY KNEES OR SIT ON A SMALL BLUE PLASTIC TOY CHAIR.

 I AM GETTING PRETTY TIRED OF INSTALLING SIDING BUT IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL HAVE ENOUGH TO " SIDE " THE TOP HALF OF THE FRONT OF THE GARAGE. WHEELS WANTS TO LEAVE THE BLUE SHINGLES IN PLACE AND IT DOES MATCH THE HOUSE. I AM 60 - 40 IN USING THE REMAINING SIDING SINCE WE HAVE IT AND IT MAKES EVERYTHING LOOK BRAND NEW. FIRST......I WILL FINISH THE FAR SIDE THAN GO FROM THERE.

  PLAYED WITH THE CRAZY PUP OUTSIDE. THE DOG IS JUST A PSYCHO OF ENERGY. I STARTED J-CHANNELING THE FAR SIDE OF THE GARAGE BUT THIS DOG KEPT INTERRUPTING ME ALONG WITH KNOCKING OVER TOOLS AND A POOP BOX I HAVE FOR HER SPECIFICALLY.  I ACTUALLY SCOOPED POOP BACK INTO THE BOX WITH AN OFF-CUT OF VINYL SIDING. THIS DOG IS SUCH AN ASSHOLE AND I KNOW DOES IT ON PURPOSE. I FINISHED THE J-CHANNEL BUT IT TOOK 45 MINUTES LONGER THAN I WANTED.

 SECURED SOME SOFFIT AND 2 DOWN SPOUTS.

 BY 5:45PM I DECIDE TO STOP WORKING OUTSIDE. I WAS GETTING TIRED AND MY HANDS HURT. OH , A BIRD CRAPPED ON ME SO THIS WAS A CLEAR SIGN TO STOP.

  WELL , AFTER 4 DAYS IT IS TIME TO SHOWER AND SHAVE. I WOULD OF GONE ONE MORE DAY BUT A BIRD CONVINCED ME OTHERWISE.

 WHEELS WALKS WITH A FRIEND. WE CALL HER " THE ANIMAL WHISPERER ". ALL ANIMALS LOVE HER......LIKE OUR PUPPY. THE ONLY PERSON I KNOW TO FEED A BUCK FROM HER HAND AT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

  ELDEST CALLS AND ASKS HOW TO START THE BBQ. A NORMAL QUESTION. THE WEIRD THING......I WAS JUST STARTING OUR BBQ HERE.

  LATER IN THE EVENING OUR ELDEST CALLS AND SAYS I JUST MADE COOKIES...........JUST AS WHEELS WAS TAKING COOKIES OUT OF OUR OVEN.

  AFTER DINNER WHEELS AND I GO ON 2 WEBSITES TO APPLY FOR SMALL FREE GRANTS. ONE WAS OUR BANK AND THE OTHER IS AT GRANTS.GOV.  JESUS CHRIST YOU HAVE TO BE A YALE CALCULUS PROFESSOR TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO NAVIGATE AND APPLY. THREE DIFFERENT TIMES YOU ARE ASKED TO SET-UP AN ACCOUNT JUST TO APPLY.  AVERAGE TIME IS 15 MINUTES THEY SAY. THE BANK TOOK US 2 HOURS WITH 2 COMPUTERS. THE GOVERNMENT SITE WE JUST STOPPED. I WAS SO DRINKING TONIGHT. HOW THE FUCK DO PEOPLE FIGURE THIS SHIT OUT ??!!??

 OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE COMMUNITY WANTS TO BUILD A NEW CLUBHOUSE WITH BATHROOMS AND SHOWERS AND ALSO MOVE THE CURRENT LOCATION OF MAIL BOXES ALONG WITH A NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM AND UPDATE THE FRONT GUARD GATE. THE COST IS OVER 200K AND ALL RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO PAY A ONE TIME FEE OF $400 OR MORE OVER THEIR YEARLY DUES OF $600. NOT THE BEST TIME DURING A PANDEMIC. IT IS A PRIVATE GROUP ON FACEBOOK. READING THE VICIOUS RESPONSES IS BETTER THAN WATCHING A SOAP OPERA.

 OPENING BEACHES UP FOR WALKING , JOGGING , AND FISHING.  I WATCH THE NEWS AND A STUDY AT HARVARD ( OR SOME SUPER SCHOOL ) PREDICTS 200,000 DEATHS , THAN A 2ND HUGE WAVE OF COVID-19 , AND IT CONTINUING PAST 2023.

 CHEF DUFF COPIES ME IN ON A FACEBOOK POST. IT SAYS , " REMEMBER THE RUSTY NAIL ? ".  THE PERSON WHO POSTED THE QUESTION ACTUALLY SPELLED " REMEMBER " WRONG. ANYWAY , OVER 200 PEOPLE RESPOND WITH LIKES AND COMMENTS. ABOUT 5 PEOPLE THINK WE ARE CLOSED , HUNDREDS KNOW WE ARE OPEN , MOST TALK ABOUT OLE' TIMES , SOME TALK ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING THERE , SOME EVEN POST PICS OF OUR MARQUEE SIGN WHICH NOW SAYS " COVID-19 , HERE ALL MONTH " , AND THAN THERE IS THE ONE DICK HEAD WHO POSTS , " PLAYED THERE WITH MY BAND. THEY HAD NO DOORMAN AND GAVE US $20. DON'T EVER PLAY THERE. "  AS THE COMEDIAN ALWAYS SAYS , " THERE COULD BE 99 PEOPLE LAUGHING AT YOUR JOKES BUT THE ONE WHO DOESN'T RUINS YOUR NIGHT."  BUT , WITH TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY I JUST " BLOCKED " HIM SO I WILL NEVER SEE ANY POST FROM HIM EVER AGAIN. I REALLY LIKE THE BLOCK FEATURE.

AND NOW THE " MAKE MYSELF FEEL BETTER IN SPORTS EVEN THOUGH I AM A FAT LOSER " : ( HERE GOES THE REMINISCING )

 A WONDERFUL STRATEGIC INTERNET SCRABBLE GAME. I WON WHICH MADE IT A LITTLE NICER. YES , I AM COMPETITIVE. SEEING THE MICHAEL JORDAN DOCUMENTARY HE IS INSANELY COMPETITIVE. I AM TOO AND I WISH I HAD A 2ND CHANCE WITH SPORTS WHEN I WAS YOUNG. MAN , I EXCELLED IN EVERY SPORT.

 BASEBALL / SOFTBALL - I COULD HIT THE BALL A COUNTRY MILE AND HAD A CANNON FOR AN ARM.

 FLOOR , STREET , ROLLER , AND ICE HOCKEY - I HAD A SLAP SHOT AND MOVES LIKE NO OTHER. ONE SEASON IN THE POLICE FIELD STREET HOCKEY LEAGUE I PLAYED FOR THE HAVERTOWN BUFFALOS. I SCORED 5 GOALS AND 2 ASSISTS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. WE WON THE TITLE AND I EVEN GOT INTERVIEWED BY A LOCAL NEWSPAPER CALLED THE HAVERTOWN LEADER. I LED THE LEAGUE IN POINTS AND GOALS. WHAT MADE THIS NEVER HAPPEN BEFORE.....I WAS A DEFENSEMAN FOR THIS SEASON. NO DEFENSEMAN IN ANY HOCKEY LEAGUE HAS EVER WON A SCORING TITLE.......ELEMENTARY , HIGH SCHOOL , COLLEGE , AND EVEN PROFESSIONALLY.

 IN ANOTHER YEAR AND DIVISION I LED THE LEAGUE IN SCORING IN THE TINICUM , PA STREET HOCKEY LEAGUE BY THE AIRPORT. WE PLAYED IN A REALLY COOL ARENA ON RUBBER MATS. OUR TEAM WAS CALLED THE BRUINS. THEY HAD SCORE BOARDS , REFS , BENCHES , SEATING , TIME CLOCKS , AND EVERYTHING. IT REALLY WAS PLAYING IN A SMALL ARENA STADIUM.

 TENNIS - I PLAYED IN THE SINGLES FINALS BUT LOST 6 - 1 , 6 - 1 IN THE PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE AGE OF 13. I WAS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER TO EVER MAKE IT TO A FINAL MATCH. MY OPPONENT WAS 26. I BELIEVE I CRIED WHEN I LOST. ONE WEIRD MEMORY WAS DURING MY SERVE ON ONE POINT I MISS-HIT THE TENNIS BALL AND IT KNUCKLE BALLED HARD AT MY OPPONENT. I GOT THE ACE AND POINT. HE SAID SOMETHING TO ME AFTER THE MATCH ABOUT HOW COOL THAT WAS. LITTLE DID HE KNOW I MISS-HIT IT. MY OPPONENT WAS VERY COOL AND GRACIOUS IN HIS CRUSHING WIN OVER ME.

 PING PONG - WON MY HIGH SCHOOL INTRAMURAL LEAGUE 3 YEARS STRAIGHT. I DID NOT PLAY AS A FRESHMAN. I NEVER LOST ONE MATCH IN 3 YEARS. MY LAST YEAR IN THE FINAL GAME OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN A BEST OF 5 MATCH THE OPPOSING PLAYER ACCUSED ME OF " CUPPING " THE BALL WHEN SERVING. SO , I LAID THE BALL FLAT ON MY HAND AND TOSSED INTO THE AIR TO SERVE. I NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE. I BEAT THE PLAYER 3 - 0. EVERY GAME I WON BY MORE THAN 10 POINTS. MAN , MY OPPONENT WAS PISSED.

 BASKETBALL - ONLY WHITE KID AT 6' 1" FOOT WHO COULD DUNK A BASKETBALL. I LOVED PLAYING AT LOCAL PARKS LIKE MANOA , BROOKLINE , POLICE FIELD , WESTGATE , AND MORE.

 STREET HOCKEY - PLAYED ON SEVERAL UNDEFEATED TEAMS. ONE TEAM CALLED THE HAVERTOWN HAWKS WITH MY OLDER BROTHER. I ALWAYS PLAYED WITH PLAYERS 4 - 10 YEARS OLDER THAN ME.

 ANNUNCIATION 8TH GRADE FOOTBALL - HERE IS SOMETHING I WAS PISSED ABOUT. I HAD MOVES LIKE MERCURY MORRIS , HAD A CANNON OF AN ARM , AND REALLY GOOD SPEED. ON DEFENSE , I LOVED PLAYING DEFENSIVE END LIKE REGGIE WHITE. IN PRACTICE THE TIGHT END WOULD ASK ME BEFORE THE SNAP TO PLEASE TAKE A DIVE FOR HIM ON SPECIFIC RUNNING PLAYS SO HE WOULD NOT LOOK BAD IN FRONT OF THE COACHES. I WAS A WALK-ON IN MY SENIOR YEAR. THE COACH NEVER LOOKED AT ME ONCE....ONLY HIS STARTERS HE KNEW FOR 3 YEARS. I EVEN GOT THE LAST OF THE SHOULDER PAD EQUIPMENT WHICH WERE 3 SIZES TOO BIG. I NEVER FORGOT THE NUN'S FACE WHEN I PUT THEM ON. I LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT. THE COACH NEVER GAVE ME A SHOT. THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON WE WERE WINNING BY 40 POINTS. THE COACH PUTS ME IN ON A RUN PLAY.  I GOT THE BALL ON A SIMPLE " DIVE " PLAY WHICH IS STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. I GET THE BALL FROM THE QUARTERBACK , RUN FORWARD , THAN STOPPED BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE , MADE MOVES LIKE BARRY SANDERS , SPRINTED AROUND THE END , AND SCORED A TOUCHDOWN FROM 28 YARDS OUT. IT WAS THE ONLY AND LAST TIME I PLAYED FOOTBALL. I GOT BACK TO THE SIDELINES AND THE COACH SAYS TO ME, " WHERE WERE YOU ALL SEASON ? " I REPLIED, " ON THE PRACTICE FIELD EVERY DAY COACH.......FIRST TO ARRIVE , LAST TO LEAVE ". I DROPPED MY HELMET AT HIS FEET.

 SOFTBALL LEAGUE AT LOWER MERION FIELD - NO PLAYER EVER HIT 3 HOME RUNS IN A PLAY-OFF GAME. IN ONE SEMI-FINAL GAME I HIT THE BASKETBALL COURTS IN THE AIR.......TWICE.  NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THIS BEFORE. IT WAS SWEETER BECAUSE IT WAS AGAINST AN OLD RUSTY NAIL MANAGER AND HIS TEAM. I REMEMBER VERY WELL BECAUSE HE MARRIED A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL GIRL / AND FRIEND OF MINE. I HEARD HER YELL OUT " OH MY GOD !! " WHEN I HIT THE SOFTBALL TO THE BASKETBALL COURTS. HOW'S THIS......I LITERALLY SLOW JOGGED AROUND THE BASES FOR THE HOMERUN. I NEVER RAN AND STILL MADE IT BEFORE THE THROW EVER CAME TO HOME PLATE. NO PLAYER EVER DID THIS BEFORE.

 SOFTBALL LEAGUE AT BALA FIELD - I WAS THE ONLY PLAYER TO HIT THE BALL OVER THE RIGHT FIELD FENCE AND INTO THE STREET. I DID THIS TWICE. ONE GAME , AN OUTFIELDER AND ALL-STAR PLAYER NICKNAMED " MOUSE " ( I MADE THE ALL-STAR TEAM EVERY YEAR ) WAS TRACKING A BALL HIT BY ME. HE RAN IN BUT THE BALL SAILED OVER HIS HEAD AND HIT THE TOP OF THE RIGHT FIELD FENCE........30 YARDS BEHIND HIM. IT WAS AN EASY HOME RUN. AFTER THE INNING HE COMES TO OUR SIDE OF THE BENCH BEHIND THE FENCE ( PLAYERS NEVER DO THIS ) AND SAID TO ME , " I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BALL HIT LIKE THAT BEFORE. I CAME IN ON IT AND IT NEVER CAME DOWN. IT JUST KEPT GOING. I HAD TO COME OVER AND SAY SOMETHING TO YOU. "

 SOFTBALL RADNOR LEAGUE ( UNDER THE LIGHTS ) - I PUT A BALL ON THE ROOF OF THE SCHOOL. ONLY 2 PLAYERS HAVE EVEN DONE THIS....ME AND A MONSTER PLAYER NAMED MIKE MCCLATCHY. HE WAS 6' 5' AND WEIGHED 320 POUNDS. I WAS 6'1" AND 180.

 ONE GAME I WANTED TO TAKE MYSELF OUT.  A PLAYER NAMED JACK HOP COMES OVER TO ME AND SAYS , " YOU'RE THE BEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE. YOU CAN NOT TAKE YOURSELF OUT. " I FELT LIKE THE GUY VERSION OF DOTTIE HINSON IN THE MOVIE A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN.

 EVERY SEASON I GOT CALLS FROM COACHES TO PLAY FOR THEIR SOFTBALL TEAMS. NOW , THE ONLY CALLS I  GET ARE FROM WEIGHT LOSS COMPANIES AND PIZZA RESTAURANTS CONFIRMING AN ORDER.

 SOCCER - SCORED AN OVERTIME GOAL AGAINST THE CADETS OF VALLEY FORGE. THE GOALIE SCREAMED WITH RAGE AND SAID HE SHOOT ME WHEN HE GRADUATED.

 VOLLEYBALL - MAN I COULD SPIKE A BALL LIKE NO OTHER.

 HAND BALL ( PUNCH BALL ) - WE USED A SUPER PINKY BALL. I COULD PUNCH THIS BALL PRETTY DAMN FAR. ONLY 2 PLAYERS AT ANNUNCIATION EVER HIT THE BALL OVER THE LEFT FIELD FENCE AND A HOUSE. ME AND A STUDENT NAMED KEVIN MURPHY. WE ALWAYS JOKED ABOUT WHO COULD HIT IT THE FURTHEST. 

  THE OLD DAYS WERE PHENOMENAL FOR ME SPORTS WISE. MY KIDS OCCASIONALLY ASK ME , " WHAT SPORT DID YOU PLAY WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG " I ALWAYS REPLIED , " NAME THE  SPORT AND I EXCELLED IN IT. " BUT NOW , I AM FAT , BALD , AND LOOK LIKE DOCTOR PHIL'S OLDER TWIN BROTHER. I WOULD BE AN ALL-STAR IF DAIRY QUEEN HAD EATING EVENTS.

  I MAKE A MARQUERITA PIZZA ( SOMETHING LIKE THAT.....IT CAME PACKAGED ) FOR WHEELS AND YOUNGEST WHILE I BBQ'D 2 BURGERS AND A HOTDOG. I ALSO HAD TOPPINGS OF SAUTÉED ONIONS , LETTUCE , AND TOMATOES. I STORED A YARDS BRAWLER BEER IN THE FREEZER FOR 20 MINUTES. THIS WAS A NICE DINNER. BEER IS SO GOOD WHEN IT'S LIKE ICE.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF KILLING EVE. IT WAS GOOD.  WE ALSO STARTED A NEW TV SERIES CALLED DEAD TO ME WITH CHRISTINA APPLEGATE. IT WAS GOOD.

  LOOKING OUT MY BEDROOM WINDOW I SEE THE GARAGE. I AM JUST SO PLEASED HOW THE SIDING CAME OUT. IT REALLY LOOKS BRAND NEW. I WATCH A ROBIN FOR 5 MINUTES HUNT DOWN WORMS. THEY ARE PRETTY GOOD AT IT.

 OFF TO BED AND I TRY TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF ARROW. I GET ABOUT 15 MINUTES IN AND STOP. I WAS TOO TIRED FROM THIS LONG DAY. EARLIER , I PLAYED AND FOUGHT THE PUP SINCE 3:45AM.

  WEDNESDAY    5 - 6 - 20

   SO , I ASKED GOD...............

 UP EARLY BECAUSE I HAD A DREAM ABOUT AN OLD ELEMENTARY STUDENT I KNEW. HER NAME WAS NANCY FOLEY.  SHE WAS AN ADORABLE RED HEAD WITH BLUE EYES. I BARELY KNEW HER BUT IN THIS DREAM........SHE GOT TO KNOW ME.

 I WENT ON A PRIVATE FACEBOOK HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE AND ASKED TO JOIN. IT WAS HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1981. I SURE DID SEE ALOT OF PEOPLE / STUDENTS I KNEW THERE. A TON OF FORMER STUDENTS AND ATHLETES I KNEW. MAN , DID  A SHIT LOAD OF PEOPLE GET FAT. I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE PEOPLE WOULD LET THEMSELVES GO LIKE THAT. ( CAN YOU FEEL THE SARCASM ? )

  NOW I AM UP AT 4:30AM ( IT IS 7:30AM NOW ) AND WALK THE PUP AND FEED HER AT 5:45AM.

 I RE-READ YESTERDAY'S BLOG. MAN I BLOW AT SPELLING. I CORRECTED ABOUT 10 THINGS. I ALWAYS RE-READ MY BLOG TWICE....SOMETIMES 3 TIMES BEFORE POSTING. MAYBE I SHOULD MAKE IT 4 TIMES.

  WAITING ON A ROKU GADGET BLOWS. EVERY TIME WE SEE A TRUCK PULL UP FRONT I THINK IT IS BEING DELIVERED AND RUN TO THE DOOR.........BLOW.

  USE GORILLA GLUE TO FIX A GRILL ON OUR JEEP. OUR ELDEST HIT A DEER MONTHS AGO. I USE DUCT TAPE TO HOLD IT IN PLACE AFTER GLUING. I WAITED ABOUT 12 HOURS AND REMOVED THE DUCT TAPE. TO MY SURPRISE......IT HELD IN PLACE VERY WELL.

 THE WEATHER IS NOT THE BEST BUT I DECIDE TO " SIDE " THE FINAL WALL OF THE GARAGE. I BRING THE PUP OUTSIDE AND THIS IS A MISTAKE. I WASTE MORE TIME PLAYING WITH HER THAN WORKING. IN THE BIG PICTURE I DID NOT MIND. THE DOG IS SUCH A NUT JOB. I USE A RAG TO WIPE DOWN EVERY PIECE OF SIDING. WELL , WHILE I AM DOING THIS THE DOG TRIES TO BITE THE RAG.

  THE LINES - WHEN INSTALLING VINYL SIDING YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO MATCH " THE LINES " FROM ONE WALL TO THE NEXT WALL WHILE WORKING AROUND A BUILDING. I REALLY DID NOT FEEL LIKE MATCHING " LINES " FROM THE FRONT WALLS TO THE FAR BACK WALL OF THE GARAGE WHICH NO ONE WILL EVER SEE. WELL , I DECIDE TO MATCH THE LINES AND THE FIRST PIECE OF SIDING HAS TO BE CUT LENGTH WAYS FOR A TOTAL OF 12 FEET. THIS IS NOT FUN BECAUSE I HAD TO DO 2 PIECES AND WASTED 40 MINUTES STARTING THE ROW LIKE THIS. THE LINES MATCH PERFECTLY AND I BEGIN WORKING MY WAY UP THE WALL.....ON MY KNEES AND USING A SMALL TOY CHAIR.

 IT BEGINS TO RAIN BUT I CONTINUE TO WORK. I LOOK UP TO THE SKIES AND SAY , " HEY GOD , CAN YOU GIVE ME ONE MORE HOUR ? " THE RAIN STOPS.

 45 MINUTES MORE AND I FINISH THE SIDING. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT. I EVEN TEXTED SOME PICTURES TO A BROTHER. HE RESPONDED , " WOW , YOUR GARAGE LOOKS BRAND NEW. " I RESPOND , " THAT'S WHAT I SAID TO WHEELS ". I TAKE 15 MINUTES TO RE-STACK ALL THE LOGS AND STICKS. I ALSO RE-SECURE A 4 X 4 POST ON THE CORNER OF THE GARAGE. NOTICE THESE 2 THINGS TAKE 1 HOUR. I CLOSE THE GARAGE DOORS AFTER CLEANING UP AND IT BEGINS TO RAIN HARD.

  I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH THE PUP FOR A COUPLE OF THINGS. I FORGET MY SCREW GUN AND TURN AROUND. AT THE NAIL I USE THE SCREW GUN TO TAKE OUR CERTIFICATE BOARD OFF THE WALL. I WILL BRING IT HOME BECAUSE WE NEED A CERTAIN DOCUMENT TO APPLY FOR A GRANT.

 I ALSO LOAD UP BEER , CHECK THE MAIL , AND CLEAN ONE THING.

 ROLL BACK HOME AND CHECK MY COMPUTER. THREE MORE FAMILIES ASKED FOR 30 DAY RENTALS OF OUR POCONO HOME. THEY ALL ASKED FOR BASICALLY THE SAME DATES WE JUST BOOKED FOR A RUSSIAN FAMILY. I ALSO BOOKED A WEEKEND FOR A FAMILY MEMBER. I THINK PEOPLE JUST WANT TO GO TO A SECLUDED PLACE AND GET AWAY FROM PEOPLE. I CAN'T BLAME THEM.

  A COOL VIDEO OF A LARGE BLACK BEAR JUST STROLLING THROUGH A NEIGHBORS' PROPERTY. THE THING DID NOT HAVE A CARE IN THE WORLD.

 A BAND MEMBER CALLS ME JUST TO CHECK UP. I THOUGHT THIS WAS NICE. HE SAYS HE HAS NOT SEEN ANY OF MY POSTS ON FACEBOOK FOR QUITE AWHILE. I TOLD HIM HE WAS CORRECT. SINCE THE NAIL CLOSED I HAVE NOT POSTED , COMMENTED , OR LIKED ONE THING. I LOST MOTIVATION AND I AM JUST SICKENED ON HOW THIS VIRUS SHUT UN DOWN THE NAIL. WE WERE ON SUCH A ROLL. I HAD BIG SHOWS COMING UP AND NOW WE ARE ACTUALLY THINKING OF NOT RE-OPENING. I MEAN....HOW DO WE RECOVER FROM THIS ? WHO THE HELL WILL EVER WANT TO GO OUT CLUBBING AGAIN ? EVEN BANDS WILL BE RELUCTANT TO PLAY INDOOR SMALL VENUES. I AM JUST SICK TO THE CORE.

  WHEELS , MYSELF , AND OUR YOUNGEST DO A SPEAKER PHONE CALL TO MY AUNT IN SOUTH PHILLY. SHE , HER SISTER , AND NIECE ALL GOT COVID-19 VIRUS AND SHE EXPLAINED HER EXPERIENCE AT METHODIST HOSPITAL. SHE SAID THE HOSPITAL WAS HORRIBLE. IT WAS GOOD TO TALK TO HER AND SHE IS ON THE MENDS.

 A NICE DINNER OF SPINACH RAVIOLIS AND MEATBALLS. AGAIN , I CHILLED A BEER BEFORE DINNER. IT WAS NICE TO SIT DOWN BECAUSE I DID SOMETHING TO MY BACK WHEN SIDING ON MY KNEES. I DEFTLY PULLED A MUSCLE ALONG MY SPINE. I AM HOPING THE FAT AROUND MY BACKBONE WILL ABSORB MOST OF THE SPASMS. 

  WE SETTLE IN AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF ARROW. IT WAS GOOD. WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF DEAD TO ME. THIS SHOW IS PICKING UP SPEED AND IT IS GOOD. LATER IN THE EVENING WE CALLED OUR ELDEST AT THE POCONOS AND SHE SAID SHE FINISHED SEASON 1 AND COULD NOT WAIT FOR SEASON 2 AIRING THIS FRIDAY.  THERE ARE SOME TWISTS AND TURNS OF THE PLOT ALMOST EVERY SHOW. I DID HAVE SOME ISSUES WITH FACTUAL THINGS AND THAN THE WRITERS KEEP ADDING TO WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS THE TRUE STORY.

  YOUNGEST HAS A JACUZZI WITH CANDLES AND MUSIC. THIS IS NOT A BAD IDEA.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP IS UPSTAIRS. IN LESS THAN ONE MINUTE SHE WAS ON MY BED UNDER THE COVERS.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , WHEN TALKING TO OUR ELDEST TONIGHT SHE SAID THE DIGDUG ARCADE MACHINE WAS BROKE. YEP.........CAN'T GO ONE DAY WITHOUT FIXING SOMETHING.

  THURSDAY    5 - 7 - 20

 WELP , LOOKS LIKE I GOT SCAMMED ON A WEBSITE CALLED QDDEAL. I ORDERED A ROKU EXPRESS AND THE EXPIRATION OF DELIVERY HAS PAST. HERE ARE SOME THINGS I DID :

 - CONTACT QDDEAL VIA EMAIL. THE EMAIL BOUNCES BACK.

 - CONTACT QDDEAL VIA A 2ND EMAIL SOURCE. THE EMAIL BOUNCES BACK.

 - CALL QDDEAL CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER. THIS POOR TIRED GUY HAS AN ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGE FOR ALL CALLERS TELLING US , " THIS IS NOT A QDDEAL NUMBER. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOU HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. PLEASE STOP CALLING THIS NUMBER. AGAIN , SORRY. "

 - TRY TO TRACK MY SHIPMENT. I READ FINE PRINT OF QDDEAL RULES AND IT IS UP TO THE CUSTOMER. UNFORTUNATELY , I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT COMPANY THEY USED TO SHIP MY PRODUCT.

 - GOOGLE QDDEAL.  OH.......MY........GOD. THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS ( MOSTLY IN GREAT BRITAIN ) COMPLAINING , SCREAMING , AND CURSING THIS COMPANY CALLED QDDEAL. I AM NOT TALKING TENS OR HUNDREDS.....I AM TALKING THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS.

  SCENARIO - LONG SHOT I WILL GET THE PRODUCT. LOST $25. NEVER EVER EVER USE QDDEAL.

 I DECIDE NOT TO WORK ON THE HOUSE TODAY BECAUSE MY BACK AND HANDS ARE HURTING. WELL , I MIGHT OF MADE IT WORSE. I DECIDE TO USE MY " NEW " 3 DOLLAR EDGER ON THE WHOLE DRIVEWAY AND WALKING PATHS AROUND OUR HOUSE. THE MACHINE WORKED EXCELLENT BUT THE PROBLEM WAS OUR PROPERTY HAS NOT BEEN EDGED IN.............WELL FOREVER.  THE GRASS AND DIRT GREW WELL OVER EACH CONCRETE BLOCK AND DRIVEWAY EDGE UP TO A FOOT. THE WALKING CEMENT PADS COULD BE 8 INCHES WIDER IF THE EDGED GRASS AND DIRT BE REMOVED. WELL , I DECIDE TO MAKE THIS A PROCESS. TODAY I TOOK THE FIRST STEP.....EDGE WHAT I COULD. THAN THE NEXT TIME I EDGE MORE AWAY. BASICALLY , EACH TIME I EDGE MORE DIRT AND GRASS WOULD BE REMOVED. I THOUGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SPENDING ABOUT 1+ HOURS IT CAME OUT VERY GOOD.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. I CONTACTED 3 PEOPLE SELLING A ROKU EXPRESS PRODUCT FOR $20 TO $25. TWO RESPONDED " PENDING ". THIS MEANS THE PRODUCT IS POSSIBLY SOLD AND JUST WAITING FOR PICK-UP. I TALK TO A FRIEND WHO WORKS AT MICROCENTER AND HE TELLS ME HE HAS THE PRODUCT FOR $70. THIS IS TOO MUCH SO I GO BACK TO MY COMPUTER AND I HAVE A MESSAGE....." THE GUY NEVER SHOWED UP. THE ROKU IS YOURS IF YOU LIKE. " WE AGREE ON A $20 PRICE AND I WILL PICK IT UP TOMORROW IN NORRISTOWN.......A 16 MINUTE DRIVE. THE OTHER TWO SELLERS WERE IN COATESVILLE AND NORTH WALES........MUCH FURTHER DRIVES.

  WALK AND PLAY WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE. THE DOG IS A NUT JOB BUT ALSO A SWEET HEART. SHE ONLY KNOCKED OVER THE POOP BOX ONCE.

  LOAD UP CAR WITH SIGNS , A COW OUTFIT , BALLOONS , AND GIFTS. WE DO A DRIVE BY TO A NIECE'S HOUSE TO SAY HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY. HER NICKNAME IS " MOO " THUS THE COW OUTFIT. I WORE THE HEAD PIECE. 4 VEHICLES PULLED UP HONKING HORNS AND WE SUNG HAPPY BIRTHDAY. UNFORTUNATELY , ONE BALLOON WITH THE NUMBER " 2 " FOR THE NUMBER " 20 " ESCAPED FROM ITS STRING AND FLEW AWAY. SO WE ONLY HAD A ZERO.  WE STAYED 6 FEET APART ( MOSTLY ) , HAD SOME WINE & BEER , AND TALKED FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. WE WALKED AROUND THE LARGE BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY TOO. MAN THIS HOUSE IS AWESOME. I ALSO CROSSED OFF ANOTHER " WANT " ON MY LIST......A LARGE MULCH SHOVEL. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW HAD AN EXTRA ONE SO HE GAVE IT TO ME ALONG WITH A ROLL OF SILVER FLASHING AND A 5 GALLON BUCKET.

 BACK HOME WE ORDER A BROCCOLI PIZZA AND HAVE DINNER OUT ON THE PATIO.  IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY. THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WILL NOT BE SO GOOD. I BELIEVE THEY ARE TALKING SNOW.

 I SET UP A BARTER WITH A MASTER MECHANIC / DOORMAN OF THE NAIL. THIS WILL GO DOWN TOMORROW. HE IS GOING TO TAKE OUR VAN TO FIX OUR A/C AND I HAVE OFFERED OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

 WE HAVE THREE 3 IN 1 PRINTERS ( ONE IS WIRELESS ) ......2 DO NOT WORK. THE PRINTER THAT WORKS IS AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE. SO , TODAY I TESTED THE 2 BROKE ONES. BOTH INK CARTRIDGES ARE EMPTY. I GO ONLINE TO PRICE INK REPLACEMENTS AT STAPLES. JESUS....THEY ARE EXPENSIVE. COLOR INK IS ABOUT $50 EACH AND STANDARD BLACK INK IS $24 EACH. I GO ONLINE AGAIN AND FIND 5 CARTRIDGES FOR $50........TOTAL. I ORDER THEM.

 SETTLE IN AND WE BINGE WATCH DEAD TO ME. THEY ARE ONLY 26 - 30 MINUTE EPISODES AND WE WATCHED 4. THE SHOW IS GOOD AND THE FINALE WAS OKAY BUT PREDICTABLE. OVERALL , SEASON 1 WAS GOOD. SEASON 2 STARTS TOMORROW......WHICH IS WHY WE BINGE WATCHED TONIGHT.

 OFF TO BED AND I WAS TRIED. THE PUP JOINED ME LATER IN THE NIGHT. SHE WAS GOOD THIS TIME AROUND.

   FRIDAY        5 - 8 - 20

 IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING. NOW , JUST ADD SNOW.....A NEW LATE SEASON RECORD. THIS HAS TO AFFECT THE SEEDS WE PLANTED LAST WEEK.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE CONFIRMED. I BOUGHT A ROKU EXPRESS FOR $20. FUNNY THING.......VIKINGS IS ON AMAZON PRIME WHICH WE HAVE.

  BACK HOME I SURF THE INTERNET. I HAVE BEEN UP PRETTY EARLY AND THE PUP SLEPT UNTIL 6AM WHICH IS GOOD. I WAS UP 2 HOURS BEFORE HER.

  INSTALL ONE OF MY " NEW " LIGHT BULBS IN A DRIVEWAY LAMP POST AND IT BURNS OUT WITHIN 30 MINUTES.......YEP.

  PHONE RINGS AND WHEELS ANSWERS IT. SHE COMES INTO MY BEDROOM AND I SEE CONCERN. THIS WILL NOT BE GOOD.  I GET HANDED THE PHONE AND PUT IT ON SPEAKER. MY ELDEST SAYS , " WATER IS COMING THROUGH THE KITCHEN CEILING. " A BATHROOM SHUT-OFF WE THOUGHT WAS OFF......WAS NOT. I WALKED MY KID THROUGH SOME STEPS AND WE AT LEAST SOLVED THE CLOGGED TOILET. I BELIEVE A NEW FLUID MASTER MAY BE NEEDED AND FLAPPER........UGH.

 WATCHED SEVERAL EPISODES OF APOCALYPSE : THE SECOND WORLD WAR NARRATED BY MARTIN SHEEN. I AM ALWAYS INCREDIBLY IMPRESSED BY OUR SOLDIERS AND WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH AND DEFINITELY THE CITIZENS TOO. THE NAZI'S WERE COMPLETE ASSHOLES AND HEARTLESS. THE SHIT THEY DID TO PEOPLE AND SOLDIERS WAS UNTHINKABLE. YOU THINK YOU ARE WATCHING A FICTITIOUS HOLLYWOOD MOVIE BUT IT SURE SINKS IN THAT REGULAR AND YOUNG HUMAN BEINGS WENT THROUGH THIS HORROR.  I WATCHED 3 EPISODES IN A ROW. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.  THE MAIN REASON I WATCHED WAS TO SEE HOW CITIZENS PERSEVERED. THE ENGLAND POPULATION WAS UNBELIEVABLE WITH THEIR CITY OF LONDON BEING BOMBED 24/7.  THEY SLEPT IN BUNKERS AND SUBWAYS AND THE NEXT DAY..........BACK TO WORK IN FIXING AND CLEANING UP.  THEY KEPT THEIR RESOLVE , CONFIDENCE , AND EVEN SENSE OF HUMOR THE WHOLE TIME..............JUST AMAZING. NOW , HOW DOES THIS PANDEMIC MATCH UP TO THESE PEOPLE ?

 OH , ONE THING THAT WAS SUPER SAD....THE RUSSIANS. I KNOW IN WAR TIME YOU HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO SURVIVE AND WIN. DURING THE WAR RUSSIA HAD A SHIT LOAD OF SOLDIERS ( MOSTLY UNTRAINED CITIZENS ) AND 1 IN 10 WOULD HAVE A RIFLE OR ANY WEAPON. THEY HAD TO COME UP WITH A WAY TO STOP NAZI TANKS. WHAT WAS ONE WAY ?..........DOGS. THIS IS NOT GOOD. AT FIRST THEY USED THE SKINS OF DOGS FOR PELTS.........BOOTS , GLOVES , ETC. THAN , ANOTHER IDEA............KAMIKAZE BOMBERS. THEY STARVE AND TRAIN DOGS TO GET FOOD AT THE BOTTOM OF A MOVING TANK. SO ANYTIME THE DOG SEES A MOVING NAZI TANK THEY WOULD TAKE OFF AFTER IT AND GO UNDERNEATH IT. THE RUSSIANS ATTACHED BOMBS TO THE DOGS AND THEY WERE DETONATED WHEN THE DOG REACHED THE TANK.  ONE SCENE A GERMAN SHEPPARD TAKES OFF AFTER A TANK. WHEN THE DOG REACHED IT......BOOM.

 THE BARTER - OUR VAN NEEDS FIXING OF THE A/C ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER THINGS.  WHEELS AND I MET WITH OUR DOORMAN AND HIS WIFE. WE TALKED AND HAD A BEER FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. WE SOCIAL DISTANCED.

  BACK HOME WE HAVE A NICE DINNER OF SUSHI , ANEMONE BEANS ( I LIKE TO GROW THESE ) , ROASTED DUMPLINGS , LEFTOVER RAVIOLIS , LEFTOVER MEATBALLS , AND SOME RED WINE. YOU CAN GUESS WHICH FOOD I HAD.

 ANOTHER BARTER - I USED CLOSE TO TWENTY 5 GALLON DRUMS OF DRIVEWAY SEALER ON OUR DRIVEWAY. IT WAS NOT IN GOOD SHAPE BUT AFTER I COATED IT I WAS ABOUT 60% HAPPY WITH THE FINAL PRODUCT ESPECIALLY SINCE IT WAS MY FIRST TIME EVER DOING IT.  WELL , OVER THE PAST WEEKS I GOT SOME ESTIMATES TO SEAL IT AGAIN. THIS TIME PROFESSIONALLY AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANT WITH A GOOD NEW SEALER PRODUCT.  I USED MY HOSTING A RADIO SHOW TO HELP BARTER THE PRICE.  WE WILL SEE IF THIS GOES DOWN NEXT WEEK BUT IT LOOKS PROMISING WITH A VERY GOOD PRICE.

 YOUNGEST HAS BEEN DOING ZOOM GET TOGETHERS WITH LOCAL FRIENDS AND COLLEGE FRIENDS.

  WHEELS AND I WATCH SEVERAL EPISODES OF THE NEW SEASON 2 OF DEAD TO ME. THEY ARE SPINNING FACTS ON THE VIEWERS AGAIN. THEY SHOW YOU ONE THING AND THAN LATER IN THE SHOW THAT SAME ORIGINAL SCENE ADDS SEVERAL OTHER FACTS. ANYWAY , ONE THING I DO NOT LIKE IS THE OLD " TWIN " CHARACTER. TO ME , THIS IS SO DAY TIME SOAP OPERA-ISH. YOU THINK ONE CHARACTER IS KILLED AND THAN A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND HIS TWIN BROTHER SHOWS UP.......C'MON ON. OUT OF ALL THE SCENARIOS THE WRITERS CAME UP WITH THAT ?

  WE ALSO BACK TRACKED AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS. IT TOOK ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO FIND WHERE WE LEFT OFF AND IT SEAMS WE ONLY MISSED ONE SEASON WHICH IS A SURPRISE BUT I GUESS THERE MUST OF BEEN A LONG PERIOD OF TIME BETWEEN SEASONS......MAYBE  A 1 1/2 YEARS WHICH IS ABOUT THE TIME WE STOPPED WATCHING IT. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE LAST SEASON ( 6 ) SPLIT INTO TWO 10 PART EPISODES.

 IT IS NOW LEGAL TO GAMBLE ON INTERNET POKER. I PLAY ON POKER STARS AND YOU CAN SEE COMMERCIALS ALL THE TIME. I TURNED 10K INTO 25 MILLION OVER 20 YEARS. OF COURSE , THIS IS PLAY MONEY.  NOW......DO I TRY REAL MONEY ?

  OFF TO BED AND CRASH PRETTY QUICKLY. I SLEPT DECENT AND SO DID THE PUP.

  SATURDAY      5 - 9 - 20

 IT'S ABOUT CONCENTRATION.

 WELP......THIS WAS A FIRST.  IT'S 3:15AM AND I HAVE SLEPT ONLY 40 MINUTES.  I HAVE PEED 4 TIMES SO FAR. I THINK I NEED TO USE THOSE ADULT DIAPERS I HAVE WHEN GOING TO SLEEP FROM NOW ON. ANYTHING TO KEEP ME FROM GETTING IN AND OUT OF BED ALL NIGHT. I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND AFTER THE FIRST PEE MY BLADDER WAS COMPLETELY FULL AGAIN. I FELT LIKE FRANK DREBIN IN THE MOVIE NAKED GUN. REMEMBER THE SCENE WHERE HE GOES TO THE BATHROOM AND FORGETS TO TURN OFF HIS MICROPHONE.

 ON THIS WEBSITE I.D. THERE IS A " CLICK " COUNTER AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF MY COMPUTER SCREEN. I USE THE SAME APP THAT COUNTS HOW MANY TIMES PEOPLE WATCH VIDEOS LIKE ON FACEBOOK , YOUTUBE , OR ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE. ANYWAY , IT SEEMS LIKE I HAVE QUITE A BIT OF NEW FOLLOWERS. THIS IS ABOUT THE ONLY GOOD THING WITH THIS PANDEMIC.

 NOT LOOKING GOOD THE NAIL WILL RE-OPEN. WHAT KINDA SUCKS.......I WILL NOT BE WRITING THIS BLOG ANY MORE.  IT IS THERAPEUTIC FOR ME AND HOPEFULLY A LITTLE ENTERTAINING FOR YOU.

 HELP A FAMILY MEMBER HANG CEILING FANS..........VIA THE PHONE.

 LEND OUR " NEW " LAWN MOWER TO A FAMILY MEMBER. HE CAME TO OUR HOUSE TO PICK IT UP. AGAIN , IT STARTED ON THE FIRST TRY..........EVEN IN THIS COLD.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN. THIS TIME I HAVE WHEELS PICK UP SOME THINGS. SHE STOPPED AT HER MOM'S HOME TO DROP OFF FLOWERS AND THAN GO FOOD SHOPPING AT GIANT. IT WAS THAN I TEXTED HER ABOUT PICKING UP 2 ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS. WHEN CLEARING OUT OUR GARAGE I NOTICED WE HAVE NO LAWN OR BEACH CHAIRS HERE. DURING THE SUMMER WE SIT OUT IN THE BACK YARD. WELL , ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS ARE PRETTY COOL AND A LITTLE BIT EXPENSIVE. WE GOT TWO FOR FREE. EARLIER , I WAS SEARCHING FOR A LAWN MOWER FOR A FAMILY MEMBER AND IT WAS TAKEN IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS. THIRTY MINUTES LATER THE SAME WOMAN WAS POSTING ABOUT THESE CHAIRS. I DID A QUICK SEARCH FOR PRICING AND THESE CHAIRS RANGE FROM $50 TO $183. WE PICKED THEM UP WITHIN AN HOUR.

 WHEN I SEARCH FOR SOMETHING IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IF YOU SEARCH FOR STUFF IN VILLANOVA USUALLY THE PRODUCT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. IF YOU SEARCH IN THE CHESTER AREA..........YOU GET SHOT AT.

  I SET-UP OUR " NEW " ROKU EXPRESS I PURCHASED VIA FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE FOR 20 BUCKS. MY YOUNGEST HELPED ME AND EVERYTHING WAS STILL NEW IN THE BOX. WE LOGGED IN FOR HULU , AMAZON PRIME , NETFLIX , DISNEY PLUS , AND MORE. IT REALLY IS WAY TOO MANY TV CHANNELS BUT ALSO PRETTY COOL.

 WE TIED A RECORD FOR COLDEST DAY AND HAD THE RECORD FOR LATEST DAY INTO SPRING FOR SNOW. IT WAS TOO COLD TO WORK OUTSIDE SO I DECIDED TO SEW. YEP.....A LITTLE KNITTING. OUR PUP'S BODY HARNESS IS TOO TIGHT. I MACGYVERED IT BIG TIME BY CUTTING LOOSE A STRAP AND THAN RE-CONNECTING IT LONGER. I FIRST USED A FABRIC GORILLA GLUE AND CLAMPED IT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. SECOND , I USED A NEEDLE AND DOUBLE THREAD TO SEW TWO LONGER PIECES TOGETHER THREE TIMES. IT WORKED PERFECT. I WANTED TO USE A THIRD COAT OF SUPER GLUE BUT FORGOT.

 I CONTACTED ANOTHER COMPANY TO GIVE US A PRICE ON ASPHALTING OUR DRIVEWAY. ONE COMPANY IS DRIVEWAY SEALER. THIS GUY IS THE THICK ASPHALT.....KINDA LIKE MACADAM FOR STREETS. HE WILL COME ON MONDAY.

 THERE ARE SEVERAL GROUPS WE BELONG TOO. TODAY WE WERE GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH OUR FELLOW CONDO OWNERS IN NEW JERSEY. I ASKED , " HOW IS THE WORK ON THE NEW WALL AND DREDGING THE SAND FOR THE BEACH GOING ? ". OUR ENTRANCE TO THE BEACH HAD A 10 FOOT DROP-OFF. THE STORMS SLAMMED US THIS YEAR. THE BEACH AT OUR BLOCK WAS INACCESSIBLE. BOY , WAS I SHOCKED AT WHAT NORTH WILDWOOD IS DOING. THEY BUILT A MAKE SHIFT RAMP THAT GOES UP AND OVER THE NEW METAL BARRIER WALL. THIS WAS EXPECTED. THE MAJOR SURPRISE WAS THE NEW DUNES WERE COMPLETELY GONE. THESE WERE AT LEAST 20 FEET HIGH WHEN WALKING TO THE BEACH. YOU WOULD WALK UP AND THROUGH THE DUNES AND THAN DOWN A PATH TO ENTER THE BEACH AND OCEAN AREA. WELL , A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS.  THE SAND MOUND COVERING THE DUNE IS EASILY 80 FEET HIGH. IT'S A MONSTROSITY AND AN ENORMOUS WALL OF SAND. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT AND CALLED WHEELS AND OUR KID TO SEE. AFTER VIEWING THE PICTURE ONE CONDO OWNER WROTE , " IT'S LIKE WE HAVE A CONDO IN THE MOUNTAINS ".

 SPEAKING OF MOUNTAINS. OUR ELDEST CALLS AND ASKS IF WE COULD ORDER HER A PIZZA.

  EACH JUNE OUR COMMUNITY ORDERS DUMPSTERS FOR BULK TRASH. I ORDERED MY PERMIT TODAY. IF I GET IT WITHIN 3 WEEKS I THINK I WILL TAKE A RIDE TO THE MOUNTAINS TO REMOVE TRASH FROM UNDER OUR CRAWL SPACE AND FIX A TOILET.

 FIRE UP THE BBQ ON THIS COLD DAY. WHEELS OVEN BAKED SOME CHICKEN AND THAN I FINISHED COOKING IT ON THE GRILL. MAN.....PRETTY TOUGH TO BE BBQ'ING.

 TRIED USING MY COMPUTER WHEN DOING A ZOOM CONFERENCE. WELP , TWO THINGS SUCKED. ONE , MY SCREEN WAS GREEN. I HAD DUCT TAPE COVERING MY CAMERA LENS FOR OVER 10 YEARS. I USED DAWN LIQUID TO CLEAN IT AND IT ACTUALLY WAS MUCH BETTER. THE SECOND THING WAS I COULD NOT HEAR THE PARTY OF PEOPLE TALKING BECAUSE ALL MY SETTINGS WERE TO OUR RADIO SHOW. I HAD NO CLUE HOW TO RE-SET THEM. I THOUGHT IT BE COOL TO HAVE 2 COMPUTERS FOR THE MEETING. IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

  WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF VIKINGS. I FORGOT HOW GOOD THIS SHOW WAS. WE ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF DEAD TO ME. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND I WAS SUPER TIRED. I WAS WONDERFULLY SURPRISED TO GET SOME APPLE. THE TOUGH PART WAS KEEPING MY CONCENTRATION UNDER THE COVERS. THE PUP JUMPED ON THE BED AND PUT HER NOSE IN MY ASS AND MY BEDROOM DOOR WAS WIDE OPEN. OUR YOUNGEST ALWAYS COMES DOWNSTAIRS TO SAY GOOD NIGHT TO THE PUPPY. I ONLY NEEDED 30 SECONDS SO I DODGED A BULLET THIS TIME AROUND.

 WELP , IT'S 5AM. THE PUP IS WALKED. ONLY 60 MINUTES TO FEED AND WALK HER AGAIN. MAYBE I WILL PLAY SOME INTERNET POKER. I TRIED TO SEE IF POKER STARS ALLOWS REAL MONEY IN PENNSYLVANIA. I THOUGH IT DID......NOPE.

 OH , ONE MORE THING.....OUR DRIVEWAY LAMP POST FELL DOWN.

   SUNDAY       5 - 10 - 20

 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

  I KNOW ONE THING NOW......ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS ARE AWESOME. THE 2 CHAIRS WE GOT FOR FREE ARE IN ABSOLUTE PERFECT NEW CONDITION. WHEELS CLEANED THEM UP A BIT AND ASKED ME TO COME OUTSIDE AND SEE THEM. WE ENDED UP SUNNING AND LOUNGING IN THEM FOR 30 MINUTES. I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP THEY ARE THAT DAMN GOOD.

 COULD BE A TIME TO START RE-OPENING THINGS. NEXT HEADLINE I SEE , " SOUTH KOREA AND CHINA HAVE NEW MASSIVE COVID-19 OUTBREAKS ". IT WILL NEVER END.

 BROTHER-IN-LAW STOPS BY IN HIS 1929 MODEL " T "......PRETTY COOL.  HE ALSO DROPPED OFF A BUNCH OF ARTWORK , PICTURES , AND BOOKS FOR OUR YOUNGEST. HE SAW OUR PILE OF CASES OF BEER SO WE GAVE HIM 2....YUENGLING AND MICHELOB ULTRA. I CAN NEVER CHARGE HIM SINCE HE HAS GIVEN US A SHIT LOAD OF STUFF.

  OFF TO VISIT MOM AND DAD. THREE BROTHERS WITH FAMILIES STOPPED BY TO CHILL WITH OUR PARENTS. THREE FAMILIES USED SOCIAL DISTANCING ........6 FEET , 16 FEET , AND 60 FEET. OUR PARENTS REALLY APPRECIATED IT. WE ALSO KICKED A SOCCER BALL AROUND AND HAD A CATCH WITH A FOOTBALL. OUR PUP WAS FREAKING OUT BIG TIME. SHE SO WANTED TO PLAY WITH THE KIDS. I MEAN SHE IS ONLY 7 MONTHS OLD WHICH MAKES HER ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD. OH , HER HARNESS I RECONSTRUCTED HELD UP BIG TIME.

 STOP BY A COUSIN'S HOUSE. TWO THINGS WERE ENTERTAINING BESIDES MY COUSIN :

 1 - AS WE ARE WALKING UP HE SAYS , " YOU DON'T NEED THOS FUCKING MASKS ".

 2 - HIS SON ( MY COUSIN ) , WHO IS AN EMERGENCY ROOM COVID-19 NURSE , COMES UP TO SHAKE MY HAND. I CHANGED MY HAND SHAKE TO A FIST PUMP.

 I WAS GLAD WE STOPPED BY AND SAID HELLO.  WE ALSO TALKED TO ANOTHER COUSIN TOO.

 BACK HOME WE DO A ZOOM MEETING WITH WHEELS FAMILY. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 THE ROKU EXPRESS - WITH THE HELP OF A FAMILY MEMBER WE NOW HAVE AMAZON PRIME ON OUR ROKU , OUR YOUNGEST COMPUTER , AND MY BEDROOM...........NICE.

  WHEELS CHOICE FOR DINNER ON MOTHER'S DAY. SHE CHOSE PRIMO HOAGIES. THE BADA BINGS ARE ALWAYS VERY GOOD BUT EASILY TWICE AS EXPENSIVE AS ALL OTHER HOAGIE SHOPS.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH OUTLANDER SEASON FINALE ( VERY GOOD ) , AN EPISODE OF KILLING EVE ( VERY GOOD ) , AND THE LAST DANCE ( VERY GOOD ).

  OFF TO BED AND I WAS TIRED. I SLEPT GOOD AND SO DID THE PUP.

    MONDAY         5 - 11 - 20

  ANOTHER DAY.........LOVE MY UTILITY TRAILER.

  FOR LICENSEE OWNERS WE USE A SYSTEM CALLED L.O.O.P. ( LICENSEE ONLINE ORDER PORTAL ) TO PURCHASE LIQUOR AND WINE. IT SEEMS LIKE A REALLY EASY WEBSITE TO NAVIGATE AND A GREAT TECH SUPPORT LINE THAT ANSWERS PHONES IMMEDIATELY. SO WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO F'N WRONG ?

  I GO TO THE LOOP WEBSITE AND PLACE MY ORDER. OUR STORE IS OUT OF STOCK ON 2 PRODUCTS. OKAY , NO BIG DEAL I CAN ADAPT. I PLACE THE ORDER AND BOTH WHEELS AND I CAN NOT FIND HOW TO PAY FOR IT. WE CALL TECH SUPPORT AND THEY ANSWER IMMEDIATELY.......THAT IS SOOOOOOO REFRESHING FOR A GOVERNMENT BACKED WEBSITE. THE TECH TELLS US TO USE THE ICON " MANAGE L.I.D. NUMBER " AND WE INSERT OUR VISA NUMBERS. IT WAS DONE IN 30 SECONDS. THE ORDER IS READY , WE GET CONFIRMATION EMAILS , AND YOU CAN EVEN PLUG IN A TIME TO PICK IT UP.......6PM. WOW......THAT WAS EASY !!! TIME TO START MY DAY AND PICK UP THE LIQUOR ORDER LATER.

  TO THE BACK YARD. I USE MY POWER MITRE TO CUT UP ALL UNUSED SIDING AND J-CHANNEL. I ALSO GATHER SOME THINGS IN THE GARAGE I WANT TO TRASH. I PLACE EVERYTHING OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE DRIVEWAY. I ALSO PLACE ALL GOOD SIDING & J-CHANNEL IN THE RAFTERS OF OUR GARAGE.

  I GET MY UTILITY TRAILER OUT AND CONNECT IT TO THE JEEP. THE OTHER DAY I NOTICED OUR TOWNSHIP NOW HAS FREE MULCH. I LIKE TO MULCH OUR SEED GARDEN ONE MORE TIME SO A REALLY QUICK RIDE AND MINIMAL MULCH IS NEEDED TO DO THE JOB. ALSO........I HAVE MY " NEW " MULCH SHOVEL. THIS SHOULD JUST TAKE 10 MINUTES AT MOST FORM START TO FINISH.

 HERE IS THE TIME LINE :

 10:30AM - LEAVE DRIVEWAY WITH TRAILER.  I LOVE THIS TRAILER. BEST THING I EVER GOT. MY FACEBOOK JUST HAD A " MEMORY " PICTURE AND IT SHOWED MY OLD SILVER VAN I TOOK A CRAP IN WITH A BLUE PLASTIC TARP DRAPED IN IT AND ME REMOVING MULCH AND SHOVELING IT INTO OUR GARDENS. WELL........NO MORE OF THAT BACK BREAKING SHITTY WAY.

  10:33AM - I DRIVE BY OUR LOCAL PARK WITH THE FREE MULCH. I WAS JUST THERE YESTERDAY. THERE ARE A TON OF TOWNSHIP TRUCKS BLOCKING THE AREA AND THE MULCH PILE IS DOWN TO JUST A 1/2 INCH FROM THE GROUND. OK , NO BIG DEAL. I HAVE A SECONDARY MULCH PARK TO GO TO. I HEAD THERE AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND DRIVE. IT IS SO NICE OUT. WHAT A GREAT DAY IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC.

  10:35AM - I USUALLY TAKE THE BACK ROADS BUT DECIDE TO TAKE THE STRAIGHTEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO THE 2ND PARK.  AGAIN, I ALWAYS TAKE THE BACK ROADS.....BUT NOT TODAY. I AM NOW VERY COMFORTABLE WITH MY TRAILER AND ITS ROAD WORTHINESS. I TAKE CONESTOGA ROAD AND GO TO TURN ANNNNNNND THE STREET IS BLOCKED AND CLOSED DUE TO A BRIDGE RE-CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

  10:37AM - I GET RE-ROUTED AND JUMP ON HAVERFORD ROAD HEADING TOWARDS THE NAIL. OKAY , THIS IS A LITTLE OUT OF THE WAY BUT NO BIG DEAL. I TURN ON BRYN MAWR AVENUE AND START BACK TRACKING TOWARDS THE PARK WITH MULCH. I DRIVE ABOUT 1 MILE AND THIS ROAD SAYS " CLOSED AHEAD ". I TURN AROUND AND NOTICE 10 CARS BEHIND ME BLOW RIGHT THROUGH THE " CLOSED " ROAD. I DECIDE NOT TO.

  10:42AM - I NOW TAKE BACK WAYS ALL THE WAY TO DARBY ROAD. I AM LITERALLY 3 MILES AWAY FROM A PLACE I WANTED TO GO JUST 1/2 MILE FROM OUR HOUSE. I TAKE DARBY ROAD TO SPROUL ROAD. I TURN ON THIS ANNNNNNNNNNND ANOTHER BLOCKED ROAD. I AM SO FUCKING PISSED NOW. I GET RE-ROUTED FOR THE 3RD TIME ON A 3 MINUTE DRIVE.

  10:47AM - I TAKE MORE BACK ROADS TO ITHAN PARK ALONG THE CREEK AND WATERFALL. IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE AND I SEE PEOPLE FISHING AND WALKING THE PATHS. I THINK TO MYSELF , " MAN , IT WOULD TOTALLY BLOW IF THERE IS NO MULCH AT THIS 2ND SITE. MAYBE THE 1ST PARK HAD MULCH FOR THE WORKERS. " I CONTINUE ON.

  10:50AM - I ARRIVE AT THE 2ND PARK THAT SHOULD OF ONLY TAKEN 3 MINUTES. I NOTICE THE YELLOW POLICE TAPE IS NOT UP ANYMORE. THIS IS A GOOD SIGN. I PULL INTO THE AREA AND SEE A GOOD SIZE PILE OF FRESH DARK MULCH. I BACK UP AND WITHIN 5 MINUTES I HAVE WHAT I NEED. THE MULCH SHOVEL IS EXCELLENT. IT IS 3 TIMES BIGGER THAN A NORMAL SPADE SHOVEL. OK , THIS LITTLE INSIGNIFICANT ORDEAL IS OVER. THIS TIME I WILL TAKE MY BACK ROADS HOME LIKE I ALWAYS DO..............PIECE OF CAKE.

  11AM - I DRIVE ALONG ITHAN CREEK ROAD AND TAKE MY BACK STREETS DIRECTLY TO OUR HOUSE. PEOPLE ARE OUTSIDE PLAYING , WALKING , KIDS DANCING , DOGS CHASING STICKS , SQUIRRELS RUNNING ALONG THE TREE BRANCHES , AND BIRDS CHIRPING. I AM BACK TO MY " GOOD " PLACE MENTALLY. THE PEACEFUL RIDE HOME IS NOW GETTING RID OF ALL THE BYPASSES I JUST WENT THROUGH FOR THE LAST 30 MINUTES.

  11:03AM - WITH JUST ONE TURN TO MY HOUSE I STOP AT THE END OF THE STREET AND I SEE A BIG SIGN THAT SAYS " ROAD CLOSED ". THEY'RE WORKERS , FLAG GUYS , BACK-GOES , TRUCKS , AND OTHER MACHINERY. I SAY TO MYSELF , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?!?!? " FIRST , WHY WOULD THEY NOT BYPASS TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU REACH THIS STOP SIGN ? THERE IS NO WHERE TO GO BUT TURNAROUND. THEY WANT ALL TRAFFIC TO TURN THE FUCK AROUND ?  IT MAKES NO DAMN SENSE !!

  11:04AM - A WORKER DRIVING IN A BACK-GOE BEEPS HIS HORN AT ME. I WAVE MY ARMS SIDEWAYS LIKE " WHERE THE FUCK YOU WANT ME TO GO PAL ? " HE IS YELLING AT ME AND I AM NOT TURNING AROUND THIS VEHICLE WITH A TRAILER ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I SUCK AT IT. I TURN LEFT AND THE FLAGGER YELLS ME.  ANOTHER GUY WAVES HIS ARMS TO STOP. I RE-ACT CODE RED STYLE AND START SCREAMING AND WAVING MY ARMS IN MY VEHICLE AS I DRIVE BY THEM. I FUCKING GO APE SHIT BECAUSE THEY BLOCKED A ROAD WITH NO WAY OUT BESIDES TURNING AROUND......STUPIDEST THING EVER. I WORK MY VEHICLE AND TRAILER BY A 2ND " CLOSED " STREET SIGN AND HEAD TO MY HOUSE.

  11:06AM - ARRIVE HOME AND PULL UP NEXT TO OUR GARDEN. I AM SO FUCKING FRAZZLED. THIS 3 MINUTE RIDE TOOK 36 MINUTES.

 UNLOAD AND SHOVEL OUT MULCH ONTO SEEDED GARDEN. I SWEPT OUT THE TRAILER.

  UNHITCH THE TRAILER AND LOAD IT WITH ALL THE OFF-CUTS OF SIDING AND TRASH I ACCUMULATED EARLIER.

  OUR LAMPPOST FELL DOWN 2 DAYS AGO. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW GAVE ME AN IDEA. HE SAID USE A METAL POLE AND SLIDE IT INTO THE CRACKED LAMP POST FOR SUPPORT.....KINDA LIKE A CRUTCH. I WAS SEARCHING FOR A LAMP POST VIA MY NORMAL FREE SITES AND ALSO THOUGHT OF DIGGING IT OUT AND REPAIRING IT. THE USUAL DUCT TAPE AND METAL BRACKETS.  BUT.....I FOUND A GOOD SIZE METAL POLE IN MY GARAGE AND DON'T YOU KNOW IT FRIGGIN' WORKED VERY QUICKLY. I CHANGED THE LIGHT BULB ( ANOTHER FREE ONE I GOT FOR AN OLD LAWN MOWER ) AND THE LAMPPOST WAS DONE.

  WHEELS AND I FINISH THE BANK GRANT AND IT GOES TO UNDER WRITING. THEY WANTED SO MUCH INFORMATION.  WE DECIDED NOT TO DO THE P.P.P. GOVERNMENT GRANT BECAUSE WE JUST COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT.

 WHEELS GOES FOR A WALK WITH A FRIEND WHILE I DECIDE TO TAKE A NICE LEISURELY RIDE TO GET OUR LIQUOR ORDER. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG ON MY 2ND DRIVE ?

  WHEN DRIVING I USUALLY CALL AHEAD OF TIME JUST TO MAKE SURE OUR ORDER IS READY. I AM ABOUT 3 MINUTES AWAY AND CALL. BY THE TIME THEY CHECK MY ORDER I AM IN THE PRIVATE DRIVEWAY BACKED UP TO THE LOADING DOCK. MY ORDER WAS FOR 6PM AND IT IS 4PM. THE GIRL TELLS ME , " YOUR ORDER IS NOT PAID FOR. YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE LOOP WEBSITE TO PAY FOR IT. " I TOLD THE GIRL WE ALREADY GAVE THE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS AND WE ARE IN THE SYSTEM. SHE TELLS ME HER REGISTERS ARE CLOSED AND THE INVOICE SAYS " UNPAID ". WE TALK BACK AND FORTH AND BASICALLY REPEAT THE SAME STUFF. AGAIN , I TOOK A RIDE FOR NOTHING. OH , I ASK THE GIRL WHAT TIME DO THEY CLOSE NOW ? SHE SAYS 6PM. I SAY , " WHAT A MINUTE. MY ORDER WAS SCHEDULED A 6PM PICK-UP. WHY DID NOT SOME SAY SOMETHING IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL THAT YOU WOULD BE CLOSED ? " HER RESPONSE , " I DUNNO ".

  BACK HOME I CALL TECH SUPPORT. HE TELLS ME LOOP DOES NOT PAY FOR THE PRODUCT. THE STORE NEEDS TO SCAN YOUR INVOICE AND THAN CLICK " CREDIT CARD ON FILE. " THEY PAY FOR IT. WELP.....I WILL CALL TOMORROW. WASTE OF TIME........AGAIN.

 GO OUTSIDE AND WORK ON THE JEEP. I ADD A QUART OF OIL , RE-SECURE A G.P.S. HOLDER TO A WINDSHIELD , REMOVE DEER HAIR FROM A FRONT HEAD LIGHT COVER USING AN UTILITY RAZOR BLADE , AND CHANGE OUT HORRIBLE WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO SO-SO WINDSHIELD WIPERS. YES....I AM HAVE EXTRA WIPERS IN MY GARAGE.

  BACK INSIDE I HELP MY YOUNGEST REPLACE A MISSING SCREW FOR HER LAP TOP COMPUTER. I WILL USE AN OLD LAPTOP AND TAKE A SCREW FROM IT. THE ONLY THING I NEED IS MY EYE GLASS SCREW DRIVER SET. I HAVE ABOUT 10 OF THEM IN A BLACK CASE THAT HAS BEEN IN OUR KITCHEN " JUNK " DRAWER FOR OVER 15 YEARS. WE NEVER EVER MOVE THEM.......EVER.

  CAN'T FIND EYE GLASS SCREW DRIVER SET. WE TRY SEVERAL OTHER TOOLS IN WHICH I WENT TO OUR GARAGE 3 TIMES TO FIND. NOTHING WORKS. I SWEAR TO JESUS.......H......AND CHRIST...........WHAT A DAY.

 WHEELS MAKES A CHICKEN DINER AND WE CHILL WITH SOME LIGHT MUSIC.

 WE SETTLE IN FOR SOME TV. I MAKE 2 LIBATIONS. WE WATCH PEYTON'S PLACES. THIS IS A GOOD SHOW ON ESPN AND HE INTERVIEWS JOE NAMATH AND HIS WILD PREDICTION OF WINNING THE SUPER BOWL AGAINST THE BALTIMORE COLTS. THEY WERE 21 POINT UNDER DOGS. I WATCHED 2 EPISODES. I RECOMMEND IT. WE ALSO WATCHED AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS ( VERY GOOD ) AND 2 EPISODES OF DEAD TO ME ( OKAY TO GOOD ). EVERY EPISODE THERE IS EXCESSIVE CRYING AND IT IS WEARING ON ME. OH , MIS-DIRECTING INFORMATION AGAIN IS A LITTLE ANNOYING TOO. OVERALL , IT STILL IS A DECENT TO GOOD TV SERIES. CHRISTINA APPLEGATE SAYS " FUCK " OVER 200 TIMES.

 TALK TO OUR ELDEST. THE KID WANTS TO REMAIN IN THE POCONOS. I CAN'T BLAME HER BUT SHE IS RUNNING LOW ON FOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND THIS TIME WHEELS TAKES THE PUP. I KINDA MISSED THE CRAZY PUP BUT ALSO ENJOYED THE EXTRA SLEEP.

  TUESDAY     5 - 12 - 20

  KINDA COOL AND VERY NICE FOR THE VERY YOUNG KIDS. OUR ELDEST MAKES ONLINE VIDEOS FOR HER GODDARD SCHOOL AND YOUNG STUDENTS. IF YOU LIKE TO CHECK OUT HER VIDEOS GO TO THE LINK BELOW. IT WILL GO TO THE FIRST VIDEO. CLICK " VIDEOS " IF YOU LIKE TO SEE ALL HER VIDS. SHE IS IN THE " SEALS " GROUP. COPY AND PASTE LINK BELOW. THEY ARE ADORABLE.

       https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmezZR41nmA5XyXlCvjHKOA

  NEXTDOOR STRIKES AGAIN. THIS LOCAL SITE IS VERY GOOD. THIS MORNING I TOOK A RIDE TO THE MAGNIFICENT ROYAL WORTHINGTON HOTEL IN MALVERN. I WAS A LITTLE MIFFED BECAUSE THE GUY SAID " EVERYTHING WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU AT THE FRONT DESK ".....IT WAS NOT. I HAD TO CALL WHEELS AND SHE MESSAGED HIM TWICE. THE GIRL AT THE FRONT DESK WAS SLIGHTLY HELPFUL THOUGH THE GUY SAID " THEY'RE AWESOME !!! ". THE GUY SHOWED UP ABOUT 5 MINUTES LATER.  WHAT DID I GET FOR FREE ? ........A REALLY COOL BRAND NEW CORDLESS WINE BOTTLE OPENER. THE NAIL BARTENDERS WILL HOPEFULLY USE IT SOME DAY IF NOT WE WILL KEEP IT AT HOME.

  BACK HOME WE HAVE CONFIRMATION THAT OUR DRIVEWAY WILL BE RE-SEALED BY THE SEALER GUYS. I SPENT ABOUT 2 HOURS RE-EDGING , WEED WHACKING ( MAN , HOW THE HELL DO WEEDS GROW SO FAST THROUGH DRIVEWAY SEALER ?? ) , AND LEAF BLEW. I WILL HIT IT AGAIN TOMORROW.

 DRIVE TO LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP ORDER. I DID HAVE TO CALL LOOP AGAIN TO STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT. A WORKER I KNEW GAVE ME A SET OF GLOVES SINCE ONE OF MINE BROKE.

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN FOR A NAP. WHEELS GOES FOR A WALK WITH FRIENDS.

  WE ALL DID OUR OWN DINNER TONIGHT. LATER WHEELS DID TAKE OUR YOUNGEST TO MCDONALDS. IN MY YOUTH I WAS A BIG FAN OF MCDONALDS...........NOT ANYMORE. SERVICE , FOOD , SIZE , AND TASTE IS JUST NOT THE SAME.

 CALLED VERIZON AND LOWERED OUR BILL BY $35 A MONTH. SINCE WE HAVE ROKU THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE PREMIUM CHANNELS ANYMORE.  ACTUALLY , SOME DAY WE SHOULD JUST CUT THE XFINITY CORD OUT OF THE PICTURE COMPLETELY. OUR BILL IS STILL OVER $220 A MONTH FOR PHONE , INTERNET , AND CABLE TV.

 ALL OF US TALKED TO OUR ELDEST FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. SHE IS REALLY LIKING THE POCONOS.

 SEVERAL DAYS AGO I USED A GRINDER ON THE PUP'S NAILS. THE DEVICE WORKED OKAY.

 INK CARTRIDGES ARRIVED. WE NOW SHOULD HAVE THREE OPERATIONAL 3 IN 1 PRINTERS.

  SETTLE IN FOR THE NIGHT. WE WATCH A HEARTFELT SPECIAL ON THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TV AND MOVIE PRODUCER GARY MARSHALL. HE REALLY SEEMED LIKE A SUPER SPECIAL PERSON. WE ALSO WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF DEAD TO ME ( GOT BETTER ) AND DEADLIEST CATCH.   OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. I DID NOT SLEEP THE BEST BUT IT WAS NICE.

  WEDNESDAY         5 - 13 - 20

  I JOINED A PRIVATE GROUP OF MOSTLY 1981 MEMBERS........MY HIGH SCHOOL.  I SPENT ALMOST AN HOUR SCROLLING THROUGH OLD PICTURES OF CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS.  I GOT TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE DOING FROM JOBS , TO FAMILIES , TO WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE , AND MORE. I ALSO GOT TO SEE SOME SOCCER TEAM PICTURES FROM 1981 AND 1977. IT WAS NICE TO GO DOWN MEMORY LANE. IT WAS ALSO KINDA DEPRESSING BECAUSE EVERYONE LOOKED SO DAMN GOOD BACK THEN. NOW.........MOST MEMBERS GOT FAT LIKE ME. SOME LOOK GOOD.

 FOUR DAYS WEARING THE SAME SHIRT SO I DECIDED TO SHOWER AND SHAVE. MAN.....ALWAYS FEELS SO GOOD.

  I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU SAY MEXICANS BEAT ITALIANS WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING THEIR HANDS DIRTY......AND WAY FASTER. I SPENT ABOUT 2 1/2 DAYS RESEALING OUR DRIVEWAY. I HAD VERY OLD CRAIGSLIST PRODUCTS AND AT LEAST 4 DIFFERENT BRANDS OF SEALER. THOUGH I WAS SEMI-HAPPY WITH THE FINAL WORK IT DID SEEM UN-UNIFORMED.......IF THAT IS A WORD.  WHEELS MAKES THE FINAL DECISION AND WE DECIDE TO SPEND MONEY ON GOING OVER MY WORK.  BASICALLY , I DID THE DRIVEWAY FOR FREE AND IT DID LOOK ABOUT 50% BETTER THAN WHAT IT DID. WELL , ADD ANOTHER 50% TODAY.

   THE SEALER GUYS CAME AT 4PM. THEY WERE COMPLETELY DONE AT 5:30PM.....UNBELIEVABLE. MAN , DID THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS.  I TOOK SOME PICTURES AND HERE IS WHAT THEY DID :

 - THEY USE A GAS POWERED SPINNING BRUSH ( ABOUT 3 FEET WIDE AND 1 FOOT HIGH ) AND COMPLETELY SAND BLAST ALL THE EDGES OF THE DRIVEWAY. I SPENT 4 DAYS USING MY $3 EDGER. HE DID IT IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

 - A 2ND GUY FOLLOWED HIM WITH A POWERFUL LEAF BLOWER. I SPENT 5 DAYS LEAF BLOWING PEBBLES. THEY DID IT IN 20 MINUTES.

 - WITH A SHARP PITCH SHOVEL ONE WORKER CHIPS AWAY ANY DEFECTIONS. THEY'RE WERE ALOT.

 - THE MAIN GUY KNOCKS ON MY DOOR AND SHOWS ME SPLATTER MARKS ON OUR GARAGE DOORS AND DRIVEWAY WOOD EDGES. HE SAID HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE DID NOT GET BLAMED FOR DOING THIS. YEP.....I KINDA KNOW WHO DID THE SPLATTERING.

 - THEY APPLY SINGLE CRACK LATEX ON SOME OF THE DRIVEWAY.

 - A 2ND WORKER FOLLOWS WITH A FLAME THROWER. HE WALKS AROUND HEATING UP SOME SECTIONS OF THE DRIVEWAY TO SEAM THEM TOGETHER. ONE HAND HE HAS THE FLAMES , THE OTHER HAND HE HOLDS A PROPANE TANK.

 - IN 45 MINUTES THEY WERE DONE PREPPING THE WHOLE DRIVEWAY.

 - 2 GUYS APPLY THE DRIVEWAY LATEX. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN DARK BLACK TAR IN A BIG DRUM IN THE BACK OF A TRUCK........NO TWENTY YEAR OLD 5 GALLON BUCKETS HERE. THEY WALK RIGHT ON THE SEALER AFTER IT IS APPLIED. BUT , THE FINAL WORKER SMOOTHES IT OUT AND DOES NOT WALK ON ANY PART OF THE DRIVEWAY. THEY HAVE THIS PROCEDURE DOWN TO A SCIENCE.

 - THEY WORK THEIR WAY DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AND USING GRAVITY.  THEY FILL SOME EDGES WHERE THE GRASS MEETS THE DRIVEWAY AND MORE.

 - THEY PARK THEIR TRUCK 3 BLOCKS AWAY AND FINISH THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY.

 - THEY PUT UP YELLOW WARNING TAPE TO BLOCK THE DRIVEWAY AND TELL ME 48 HOURS TO DRY.

  THE TOTAL PRICE WAS $300. I GOT PRICES TRIPLE THAT AND MORE . IT WAS $350 BUT I ASKED WHAT IF I DID THE EDGING , LEAF BLOWING , AND YELLOW TAPE TO BLOCK OFF THE DRIVEWAY AT THE END. HE SAID OKAY AND TOOK $50 OFF. THE GOOD THING......THEY RE-DID ALL OF IT ANYWAY.  I WAS RELUCTANT TO SPEND $300 DURING THIS PANDEMIC TIME BUT I AM GLAD I DID. FOR THE MOST PART THE DRIVEWAY LOOKS UNIFORM AND AGAIN......AT LEAST 50% BETTER FROM WHAT IT WAS. THE SPIDER CRACKS AND SEAMS STILL CAN BE SEEN BUT OVERALL IT IS BETTER.

  WHEELS IS THINKING OF GOING TO THE CONDO. SHE ASKS ME HOW MY PUNCH LIST IS GOING. I READ MY LIST AND TELL HER FOR THE MOST PART EVERYTHING IS DONE. THAN SHE SAYS , " HOW ABOUT CAPPING THE WINDOWS ? " DAMN IT.....TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THEM.

 ANOTHER SIGHTING OF MOMMA BEAR AND HER 3 CUBS WALKING RIGHT ACROSS A PROPERTY 3 BLOCKS FROM US. I TEXTED THE VIDEO TO OUR ELDEST WHO REALLY SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING HER TIME UP THERE.

 I REMOVED AN OLD CRAPPY GOLD AND RUSTED EXTERIOR PATIO LIGHT......TOTAL HASSEL. I USED PAINTER'S TAPE TO COVER ALL THE GLASS AND THAN SPRAY PAINTED IT TWICE USING GLOSSY BLACK. I RE-HUNG IT AND IT LOOKS 10X BETTER.

  ADDED ANOTHER COAT OF SUPER GLUE TO OUR PUP'S HARNESS. MAN HAS THIS DEVICE BEEN TESTED DURING THE LAST 3 DAYS.

  YOUNGEST INTERVIEWS FOR A JOB AT HER COLLEGE.....SHE GOT IT. IT WILL BE AN ONLINE JOB.

 ELDEST GETS AN EMAIL FROM THE DIRECTOR OF HER SCHOOL. THEY ARE GOING TO PAY FOR HER SCHOOLING TO GET HER C.D.A.   THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS.

 DOG CHASES AND PLAYS WITH A LARGE HOUSE FLY ON OUR BAY WINDOW. YEP , SHE JUMPED UP ON THE SILL AND PAWED AT THE FLY FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES BEFORE EATING IT.  I TOOK A PICTURE AND SENT IT TO EVERYONE.

 I USED OUR NEW ROKU EXPRESS AND ACCESSED THE MOVIE CAPTAIN MARVEL. I STARTED WATCHING THIS ABOUT A MONTH AGO. ANYWAY , I MESSED WITH SOME SETTINGS BECAUSE THE VOICES WERE MAKING THIS HIDEOUS ELECTRONIC SOUND. I REMEMBER RESOLVING THIS PRETTY QUICKLY BEFORE BY GOING INTO SETTINGS. WELL , I GOT THE EAR PIERCING SOUND TO STOP BUT COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO STOP THE " DESCRIPTIVE NARRATOR ". SO , I WATCHED THE 2ND HALF OF THE MOVIE WITH A NARRATOR DESCRIBING EVERY F'N SCENE. YEAH......IT GOT ANNOYING PRETTY QUICKLY. THE 2ND HALF OF THE MOVIE WAS BETTER THAN THE 1ST HALF.

  WHEELS WALKS WITH SOME FRIENDS AND I SETTLE IN ON MY COMPUTER.

 RECEIVED OUR PERMIT FOR BULK TRASH DAY IN THE POCONOS. NOW.....WILL I USE IT ? LAST YEAR I DID NOT. THE YEAR BEFORE WE DID.

 ORDERED A SIDE TRAY FOR OUR NEW ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS. TOTAL COST 8 BUCKS.

  A NICE DINNER OF LEFTOVERS AND WE TALK TO OUR ELDEST VIA SPEAKER PHONE.

  WE JUST BOUGHT $143 WORTH OF BOOZE. THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I BOUGHT BOOZE FOR US DURING HE PANDEMIC. I SAY TO WHEELS THE NEXT DAY , " YOU KNOW WITH 2 GRAND OF BOOZE IN OUR HOUSE WE REALLY SHOULDN'T BE SPENDING MONEY ON MORE BOOZE. " SHE AGREED.

  WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS ( VERY GOOD ) AND 2 EPISODES OF DEAD TO ME. I HAVE ADMIT IT IS PICKING UP SPEED.

  THURSDAY      5 - 14 - 20

  ANOTHER DAY AND MORE PROJECTS GET DONE.

  FIGURED OUT HOW TO INSTALL INK CARTRIDGES FOR 2 PRINTERS. OF COURSE I NEEDED HELP FROM GOOGLE. I DID GET BOTH TO WORK.......KINDA.  AGAIN , THE DAMN " SETTINGS " COMES IN THE PICTURE.  I PRINTED OUT AN INSURANCE CARD FOR MY MOTORCYCLE. I COULD NEITHER GET IT A TRUE BLACK OR IN COLOR. IT WAS A MIX OF BOTH. I ALSO COULD NOT GET THE WIRELESS FEATURE TO WORK.

 NEXT A PROJECT I WAS NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO DO...........WINDOW CAPPING.  JUST SETTING UP BLOWS.  THANK GOODNESS I CAN MOVE AROUND THE GARAGE VERY EASILY NOW. WE CAN NOT TOUCH THE DRIVEWAY WITH ITS NEW SEALER FOR 48 HOURS. THIS IS A MINOR PROBLEM BECAUSE I HAVE SO MUCH ROOM IN THE GARAGE NOW. ANYWAY , I SET-UP TOOLS , HORSES , A BRAKE , WHITE CAPPING , TRASH CANS FOR TABLES , 3 DIFFERENT LADDERS , AND THE PUPPY. WITHIN 5 MINUTES , THE PUP KNOCKED OVER THE TRASHCAN AND LADDER. ADD ANOTHER 2 MINUTES AND THE DOG FREAKED OUT WHEN THE WIND BLEW THE METAL CAPPING ACROSS THE LAWN. THAT METALLIC SOUNDS MADE HER JUMP AND RUN LIKE A COMPLETE NUT JOB..............KNOCKING OVER THE TRASHCAN AND LADDER AGAIN. I BROUGHT HER INSIDE.

  THE DIFFERENCE OF OUR EXTERIOR HOUSE WALLS IS OLD TO NEW. THE FLAKING PEELING STUCCO THAT ALSO HAD AREAS OF ROCK FALLING OUT IS NOW A CLEAN NEW VINYL SIDING WITH SEVERAL WINDOWS CAPPED IN WHITE AND CAULKED. THE COST OF CAPPING TODAY......$0.  CAPPING IS A PATIENT PROCEDURE AND I THINK I WENT UP AND DOWN A LADDER 50 TIMES. I ALSO FABRICATED MY FIRST 2 PIECES WRONG. AFTER 3 HOURS I WAS FINISHED. MY LAST PIECE I MESSED UP AND WAS RELUCTANT TO REPLACE IT. I WAS GOING TO MACGYVER IT AND THAN I SAID TO MYSELF , " WHAT THE " F " ELSE AM I DOING ? ". SO , I MADE A WHOLE NEW PIECE AND USED THE OLD ONE AS A TEMPLATE.  THE CAPPED WINDOWS LOOKED 10X BETTER.

  OH , CLEANING UP BY YOURSELF ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. I DID HAVE WHEELS HELP ME PUT AWAY A VERY LARGE MACHINE CALLED A " BRAKE ". SHE ROLLED OUT AND I CLEANED THE 100'S OF TINY OFF-CUTS OF CAPPING IN THE GRASS. I ALSO SWEPT THE OUTSIDE STEPS TO THE BOTTOM.  I TRY TO DO THIS BEFORE ANY RAIN COMES.

 IT WAS GOOD TIME TO RESEAL THE DRIVEWAY BECAUSE 2 OF OUR 3 CARS ARE NOT HERE. TO ME , IT IS A MILD INCONVENIENCE TO PARK ONE CAR 1 BLOCK AWAY FOR 48 HOURS. IT IS MOSTLY WHEELS DRIVING AND SHE STOPPED AT 4 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS TODAY FOR SHOPPING. SHE WAS EVEN SMART ENOUGH TO CALL RITE AID TO SEE IF THEY HAD TOILET PAPER. THEY SAID YES. WHEN SHE ARRIVED THEY WERE OUT.

 OH , THE DRIVEWAY DEFINITELY LOOKS ANOTHER 50% BETTER.

 A FAMILY MEMBER GIVES US A DEEP FRYER. IF THE NAIL EVER OPENS AGAIN WE WILL TRY IT.

 NEXT PROJECT  WAS TO FIX THE ROKU EXPRESS. WITH THE HELP OF OUR YOUNGEST WE FIGURED IT OUT IN OUR " SETTINGS ". ALL OF US WATCHED THE #2 MOVIE IN AMERICA ON NETFLIX CALLED " THE WRONG MISSY ". A TYPICAL ADAM SANDLER MOVIE ( HE WASN'T IN IT ) WITH HIS 4 OR 5 NORMAL FRIEND ACTORS IN THE MOVIE. IT HAD SOME REALLY FUNNY CRINGE MOMENTS WITH THE GIRL CREATING THE MOST LAUGHS. HER NAME IS LAUREN LAPKUS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. THERE IS SOME SERIOUS SEXUAL SCENES IN THERE SO THIS IS NOT FOR THE KIDS. DAVID SPADE IS THE MALE INTEREST AND DEFINITELY HAS HIS SNARKY " TOMMYBOYISH " COMMENTS THE WHOLE SHOW. THE ONLY THING THAT BOTHERED ME WAS THE WHOLE MOVIE TRYING TO HIDE IS BALDNESS WITH WIGS. IT REALLY WAS ANNOYING BUT A FORMER POPULAR RAP ARTIST MAKES LIGHT OF IT AT THE END OF THE MOVIE. OVERALL , IT WAS AN OKAY MOVIE AT BEST WITH DEFINITELY LAUGH OUT LOUD MOMENTS. AGAIN , LAPKUS HAS SOME REALLY FUNNY SCENES AND THEY WILL BE RAUNCHY.

  OH , ADJUST " HDMI " IN THE SETTINGS SEEMED TO BE THE PROBLEM WITH THE ELECTRONIC TECHNO EAR PIERCING NOISE. HOW WE TURNED OFF THE "DESCRIPTIVE NARRATOR  " I HAVE NO IDEA.

 FOR THE FIRST TIME WE COULD NOT LOG-IN TO OUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT. ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO WE UPGRADED TO 4 ACCOUNTS. WELL , ALL 4 WERE BEING USED TONIGHT AND IT SHOWS WHO IS WATCHING WHAT. I THINK AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO OUR NETFLIX.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH TV. I WATCHED AN OLD EAGLES / PACKERS PLAY-OFF GAME WHERE THE INFAMOUS 4TH & 26TH OCCURRED.  WE ALSO WATCHED WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE WHERE CATHERINE O'HARA WAS VERY COOL AND WON $250,000. THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE AND SUCH A DOUCHE WAS DR. PHIL. I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE WHERE THEY SPED UP THE CLOCK AND SAID " 5 MINUTES LATER "  THAN " 10 MINUTES LATER ". DR PHIL HAD A JEOPARDY GAME SHOW WINNER AND GENIUS HELPER.  MANY TIMES HE WOULD NOT CONSULT WITH HER UNTIL AFTER 15 MINUTES OF PONDERING. HE FINALLY ASK HER AFTER A LONG DELAY AND SHE INSTANTLY RESPOND , " IT IS " C " DEFINITELY ". JIMMY KIMMEL RIPS DR. PHIL THE WHOLE TIME ABOUT TAKING SO MUCH TIME. DR. PHIL WAS COMPLETELY ANNOYING. I NEVER YELLED AT A TV BEFORE DURING A GAME SHOW......THIS WAS THE FIRST.

 WATCHED DOCUMENTARIES ON TERRY BRADSHAW ( VERY GOOD ) AND HIS COACH CHUCK NOLL ( GOOD )

  WE WATCHED THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF DEAD TO ME. TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS VERY GOOD FROM START TO FINISH. SEASON 2 PICKED UP ENTERTAINMENT SPEED ABOUT HALF WAY IN. OF COURSE , IT HAD MORE CRYING IN IT BUT OVERALL AN EXCELLENT SEASON FINALE.

  WE WALK THE PUP OUT FRONT NOW BECAUSE THE NEXT 48 HOURS THE BACK DRIVEWAY NEEDS TO DRY. BOY DOES THIS DOG LIKE THE FRONT WAY MORE. I AM NOT SURE I LIKE TEACHING HER WHERE PEOPLE , CARS , AND OTHER DOGS ARE BUT SHE ENJOYS IT. SHE ALSO DUG A NICE HOLE BEHIND A BUSH.

 A VERY NICE ITALIAN DINNER OF PASTA , CHICKEN PARM , PEAS , GARLIC BREAD , AND GLASS OF RED WINE. WE PLAYED LIGHT MUSIC AND AT THE END CALLED OUR ELDEST VIA SPEAKER PHONE.

  WELP , I HEAD TO BED PRETTY TIRED AND MY HANDS AND LEGS HURT FROM GOING UP AND DOWN LADDERS FOR 3 HOURS.  I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD TO ABOUT 3AM WHERE I PRETTY MUCH TOSSED AND TURNED WITH THE PUP TAKING MY BED SPACE. I FINALLY GOT UP AT 5:15AM AND IT IS NOW 7:30AM.

 OH , OUR VAN IS STILL BEING WORKED ON. WHAT SUCKED IS A PART WAS ORDERED AND IT CAME IN WRONG. GEE......THAT SCENARIO SOUNDS FAMILIAR.

 FRIDAY       5 - 15 - 20

  FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES WE KINDA THREW OUT THE WINDOW THE SOCIAL DISTANCING. ALOT MORE FOR THE WEEKEND.

  OUR CAR IS PARKED ABOUT A BLOCK AWAY. TODAY , I DECIDED TO COVER AN OPENING OF A KITCHEN CEILING. TWO WEEKS AGO I OPENED IT UP TO FIX A LEAK.  I TOOK 2 WALKS BACK AND FORTH TO THE RENTAL PROPERTY WITH TOOLS , LADDER , TARPS , AND SUPPLIES. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS NICE HAVING IT SO CLOSE. I FOUND A PIECE OF UNDERLAYMENT IN OUR GARAGE AND PEELED OFF A LAYER TO MAKE IT THINNER. USING MY TRAILER AS HORSES I CUT IT TO SIZE AND SANDED IT. IT IS SO NICE BEING ABLE TO MOVE AROUND THE GARAGE AND ACCESS TOOLS INSTANTLY.

  WALK BACK TO THE RENTAL AND INSTALLED THE WOOD PIECE TO THE CEILING. I PAINTED IT , CLEANED UP , TEXTED THE RENTER , AND WALKED HER DOG.

 SPEAKING OF DOGS. WHEELS AND YOUNGEST GO VISIT A FRIEND WHO PURCHASED A PUP..............3 1/2 HOURS AWAY. FUNNY , YEARS AGO WHEELS WOULD OF DONE THE SAME TO GET A PUP FOR US IN GETTYSBURG....ABOUT A 3 1/2 HOUR DRIVE. BUT , I FOUND NELLIE ( STILL MISS HER ) ONLINE AND THE GIRL BROUGHT HER TO OUR HOUSE. YEP , OUR FRIEND TOOK THE VERY LONG TREK TO BRING HOME AN ADORABLE BOXER. ONLY 3 WEEKS WENT BY LOSING HER DOG BEFORE BRINGING HOME THE PUP. I KNOW THAT FEELING. TO ME IT IS THE ABSOLUTE PERFECT TIME TO TRAIN , HOME , AND LOVE A NEW PET. THEY REALLY BRING INFINITE JOY. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST LOVED HER PUP.

  WHILE THEY WERE GONE I SET-UP OUR PATIO CHAIRS WITH CUSHIONS , PICKED UP PUP POOP , LEAF BLEW THE DRIVEWAY ( IT LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER THAN BEFORE ) & PATIO , AND REMOVED THE YELLOW TAPE BLOCKING OUR DRIVEWAY. IT HAS BEEN 48 HOURS FOR DRYING.

 I USE MICROSOFT FRONT PAGE TO WRITE / BLOG ON THIS WEBSITE. I SAW A OPTION ON THE PAGE THAT SAID " LEARN ONLINE HOW TO CREATE A BETTER WEBSITE. " I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " I COULD GIVE THIS A TRY SINCE MY WEBSITE IS DATED BACK TO THE 70'S. " I CLICK THE LINK AND IT SAYS , " THIS SITE HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN SINCE 1988. " YEP........COULDA GUESSED THAT WAS COMING.

 DURING LEAF BLOWING I JUMP A GOOD SIZE SPIDER AND LITERALLY BLOW HIM ( OR HER ) RIGHT OFF THE PATIO. THE THING MUST OF FELT LIKE IT WAS IN THE TORNADO SCENE OF THE WIZARD OF OZ.  TEN MINUTES LATER OUR ELDEST CALLS ME SAYING SHE WAS MAKING COFFEE AND A HUGE SPIDER CRAWLED INTO THE BACK OF THE COFFEE MAKER. YOU THINK THE KID SAW GODZILLA FROM HER FEAR.....TOO FUNNY.

 I ALSO JUMPED A GROUND FROG. I GRABBED HIM ( OR HER ) GENTLY AND RELEASED IT IN OUR FRONT GARDEN.

 I FOUND 2 BRAND NEW 6 FOOT FOLDING TABLES. THE KIND I USE FOR OUR RADIO SHOW. THESE COME IN HANDY FOR PARTIES AND MORE. THE FREE POST ON NEXT DOOR'S WEBSITE WAS UP FOR 17 MINUTES. ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER WHEELS GETS UP AND I ASK IF I SHOULD TRY TO GET THEM. WE ARE BOTH 50/50 BUT SHE SAYS GO FOR IT. I MESSAGE THE WOMAN AND THEY WERE PICKED UP ALREADY BY SOMEONE ELSE. DAMN......17 MINUTES.

 I ORDER DINNER FROM OUR FRIEND CHEF DUFF NEW BBQ PLACE CALLED ARDMORE Q BBQ.  EVERYTHING CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE.  DUFF WAS NOT THERE BECAUSE HE HAD A PHONE CONFERENCE WITH G LOVE........MUST BE NICE.  THE ORDER SAID IT BE READY BY 6:11PM.  BUT , UPON ARRIVAL , THEY WERE BUSY AND THE GIRL SAID IT COULD TAKE UP TO ANOTHER HOUR. THIS IS NOT THE EFFICIENCY I WAS EXPECTING. THE GOOD THING IT WAS ONLY ANOTHER 10 MINUTES.

  THEY ARRIVE HOME WITH A BIG BBQ DINNER........RIBS , CHICKEN , SAUSAGE , PULLED PORK SANDWICH , COLE SLAW , CORN BREAD , MORE PULLED PORK , MAC & CHEESE , AND FRIES. THE FOOD WAS GOOD BUT I WAS EXPECTING TO BE ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY. I MEAN CHEF DUFF HAS A NEW TV SHOW , HAS BEEN ON MANY TV SHOWS , HIS OWN RESTAURANT , AND MORE.  WE GRADED IT A " B " ( I WAS A B+ ) FROM ORDERING TO SERVICE TO TASTE TO PRICING. I DID TEXT BACK AND FORTH WITH THE CHEF.

 WE HAD OUR NIECE OVER FOR THE OUTDOOR DINNER. HER PARENTS AND BROTHER WENT TO THE SEA SHORE. IT IS ALWAYS NICE SEEING HER.

  TWO FRIENDS STOP OVER TO PICK UP SUPPLIES TO MEET OUR ELDEST IN THE POCONOS. I CAN'T SAY WE SOCIAL DISTANCED THE BEST AS THEY PLAYED AND PET THE PUP FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES. IT WAS NICE TO MEET THEM BUT I AM A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE THAT PEOPLE WILL BE ARRIVING AT OUR MOUNTAIN LATE NIGHT.

 A FRIEND OF OUR YOUNGEST STOPS OVER TO DROP OFF SOMETHING WE LENT THEM. I REALLY DIG THIS KID. ALL THESE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY ADULTS NOW.  THEY GREW UP RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES. WHAT SUCKS.........I'M NOT REALLY IN THEIR LIVES ANYMORE. THEY ARE ALL LEAVING THE PROVERBIAL NEST. THERE IS NO MORE FATHERING SNUGGLING , JOKING , AND FUN ANYMORE...........ITS ALL BUSINESS OR COLLEGE OR WORK NOW. THEY JUST GOT OLDER SO FAST.

 AFTER DINNER WE SETTLE IN. YOUNGEST GOES TO ZOOM WITH FRIENDS WHILE WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF VIKINGS ( VERY GOOD ). FROM VIKINGS TO KINGS EVERYONE BACK STABS EACH OTHER BACK THEN. I SWEAR IF YOU WERE KING FOR A YEAR THAT WAS A GOOD RUN BEFORE YOUR BROTHER PLOTS TO KILL YOU AND TAKE OVER THE KINGDOM.

 I TAKE THE PUP FOR A NICE WALK AROUND THE HOUSE. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT WITH A NICE BREEZE AND TONS OF STARS OUT. THE DOG CAN STILL BE A NUT JOB ON OCCASION. I FOUGHT HER TO COME TO ME ON ONE OCCASION. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SHE WANTED BUT I KNOW I DID NOT WANT TO SEE IT OR WATCH HER EAT IT. THE DOG ALREADY HAD HER FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH A HOUSE FLY.....MAY THAT FLY REST IN PEACE. OVERALL , SHE IS A SWEET HEART. WE HEAD TO BED AND ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY. I PLAY WITH HER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES BUT THAN WE GO TO SLEEP SNUGGLING.

 ONE FRIEND OF OUR ELDEST IS HEADING TO THE POCONOS. I ASK HER IF HER BOYFRIEND COULD REPAIR A TOILET. THEY KNOW ME AND THE NAIL SO I ASKED THIS FAVOR. SHE REPLIES , " HE IS A FULL TIME ELECTRICIAN AND FIXED MY TOILET SEVERAL TIMES NO PROBLEM. " THIS GIRL IS A FREE SPIRIT FROM THE 70'S. ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER , SHE IS FACE TIMING WITH HER ELECTRICIAN BOYFRIEND. I ASK FOR THE PHONE AND TALK TO HIM. I SAY, " SO I HEAR FROM YOUR GIRL FRIEND YOU HAVE WORKED ON FIXING TOILETS BEFORE AND AT HER HOUSE ? " HE REPLIES , " THE ONLY THING I EVER DID WITH HER TOILET WAS SIT ON IT. "

  I AM TALKING TO 5 FRIENDS WHO WANT TO GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE WITH ME. LORI M. SAYS , " I REALLY WANT TO GO WITH CHRIS. IT WILL BE FUN. " EVERYONE AGREES EXCEPT  ED H.   HE SAYS , " I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT. " I TRY TO NEGOTIATE AND MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY BY GIVING SEVERAL SCENARIOS OF ARRIVING , LEAVING , WHAT TO BRING , AND HOW LONG TO STAY. LORI AGAIN SAYS , " I WANT TO GO WITH CHRIS. " ED RESPONDS AGAIN , " I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT. " LORI SAYS , " WAIT , IS CHRIS THE REASON YOU DON'T WANT TO GO ? "..........dream ends.

  SATURDAY         5 - 16 - 20

  IS IT 2 STEPS FORWARD AND 1 STEP BACK OR 2 STEPS BACK AND 1 STEP FORWARD ?  I SWEAR IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING.   I AM REALLY GETTING SICK OF FIXING STUFF.

 ONE NICE THING......NOT PICKING UP CIGARETTE BUTTS IN FRONT OF THE NAIL.

  THIS MORNING I DECIDE TO SEAL AND PAINT A GAS PIPE THAT RUNS VERTICALLY AT THE TOP OF OUR EXTERIOR STEPS. AFTER SIDING THE HOUSE AND CAPPING THE WINDOWS IT IS THE ONLY OLD LOOKING THING LEFT. SO , I USE BLUE PAINTER'S TAPE TO PROTECT THE SIDING AND FIND A GREY RUSTOLEUM PAINT IN MY BASEMENT TOOL ROOM. ON AND OFF I SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND APPLY 2 COATS. I MUST SAY IT LOOKS VERY GOOD FRESHLY PAINTED. TOTAL COST - $0

 NEXT I HOSE DOWN OUR OUTSIDE A/C CONDENSER. IN THE COILS I CLEAN OUT AS MUCH DIRT AND OLD LEAVES IN IT AS POSSIBLE. WHEN DONE I USE A FLASHLIGHT TO LOOK DOWN AND INSIDE THE CONDENSER UNIT. I NOTICE A SHITLOAD OF DIRT AND SUCH AT THE BOTTOM. WELP......I DRAG OVER A TRASHCAN , GRAB GLOVES , GET A WET/DRY VAC , RUN AN EXTENSION CORD , TURN ON THE  GARAGE RADIO , AND GET THE LEAF BLOWER. I USE A RATCHET SET AND REMOVE THE TOP COVER WITH THE FAN STILL CONNECTED. I CLEAN OUT THE INSIDE COILS AND THE BOTTOM WHERE ALL THE GUNK IS. I HAVE NOT DONE THIS IN 15 YEARS. I ALSO WEED AROUND THE UNIT. I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER.

 I ALSO LIGHTLY WATER OUR GARDEN. I AM GETTING CONCERNED OF NOT SEEING ANY SEEDLINGS YET. I REALLY FEEL THAT 2 DAY COLD FROST WE HAD IS AFFECTING THE PLANTS.

 NEXT MY VTX1300 MOTORCYCLE THAT HAS BEEN SITTING IN THE GARAGE SINCE LAST SUMMER. EACH YEAR I REMOVE THE BATTERY AND STORE IT IN MY BASEMENT TOOL ROOM. I PERIODICALLY TRICKLE CHARGE IT THROUGHOUT THE WINTER. I HAVE BEEN CHARGING THE BATTERY FOR THE LAST 2 DAYS. IN MY GARAGE I INSTALL THE BATTERY AND CLEAN THE BIKE UP A BIT. I WAS VERY PLEASED FOR THE 5TH SEASON IN A ROW IT STARTED RIGHT UP.

 OH , I CAN ADD ANOTHER THING OUR PUP IS NOT AFRAID OF......LOUD MOTORCYCLES. I HAD MY BIKE IDLING LOUDLY IN THE DRIVEWAY AND SHE CASUALLY WALKED RIGHT UP TO CHECK IT AND ME OUT. THE PUP'S LIST OF NOT AFRAID THINGS ARE LAWN MOWERS , RIDING MOWERS , LEAF BLOWERS , CARS ( DON'T LIKE THAT ONE AND I HONK THE HORN LOUDLY TO SCARE HER ) , EDGER'S , VACUUM CLEANERS , AND WEED WHACKERS. THE ONLY THING I HAVE NOT TESTED THE DOG WITH IS A GARDEN HOSE.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS ( VERY GOOD ). THE ACTOR WHO PORTRAYS IVAR THE BONELESS IS EXCELLENT.

 OKAY SO 3 THINGS DONE AND IT IS STILL THE MORNING. I DECIDE TO TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE OUT FOR A NICE LEISURE TEST RIDE. THE GEARS ARE TIGHT WHEN CHANGING WHICH IS A CONCERN BUT OVERALL IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL RELAXING RIDE. OF COURSE I GOOGLE " TIGHT GEAR CHANGING " WHEN I GET HOME.

  I AM SITTING AT MY DESK WITH MY HEAD PHONES ON LISTENING TO YOU-TUBE VIDEOS ABOUT HOW TO FIX STICKING GEARS ON A MOTORCYCLE. THAN.............LOUD VIOLENT BANGING ON OUR FRONT DOOR. I FUCKING JUMP UP AND SAY , " WHO THE FUCK IS BANGING ON OUR FRONT DOOR LIKE THAT !!!???!!! "  I INSTANTLY GO INTO CODE RED MODE / HULK SMASH MODE. I LEAP OUT OF MY DESK CHAIR AND GO 5 STEPS AND REALIZE IT IS NOT SOMEONE BANGING ON THE FRONT DOOR BUT OUR WASHING MACHINE GOING APE SHIT. IT WAS VIOLENTLY SHAKING AND ACTUALLY SHOOK OUT OF THE CLOSET UNTIL WHEELS SHUT IT DOWN. I TEST IT AGAIN AND IT DOES THE SAME SUPER LOUD BANGING NOISE WHEN ON A SPIN CYCLE. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?

 I DIVERT MY GOOGLING FROM MOTORCYCLE TO FRONT LOADING WASHING MACHINES. I WATCH A VERY GOOD VIDEO OF A TECH SIMPLY TAKING APART A WASHING MACHINE FOR ALMOST 35 MINUTES. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE REAR BEARINGS ARE SHOT. THE TECH SAYS THIS IS NOT A JOB FOR A HOME OWNER AND YOU KNOW WHAT.........HE WAS RIGHT. THERE HAD TO BE 30 THINGS HE TOOK APART JUST TO GET  TO THE BEARINGS. IT MADE ME SLEEPY JUST WATCHING HIM REMOVE SO MANY DAMN PARTS. I STOPPED WATCHING.

  I GO TO PUSH THE WASHER BACK INTO THE CLOSET AND SAY TO MYSELF ," LET ME TAKE A QUICK LOOK INSIDE THE UNIT JUST LIKE I DID WITH OUR OUTSIDE A/C CONDENSER. " I AM HOPING MAYBE THE CEMENT MOUNT WHICH COUNTER BALANCES THE DRUM WHEN SPINNING CAME LOOSE. OF COURSE , THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE HEAVY OBJECT ON THE TOP OF THE UNIT BUT ON THE BOTTOM WHERE I CAN NOT SEE IT. SO MUCH FOR WATCHING YOU-TUBE FOR 30 MINUTES. IT WAS THAN I NOTICED A LARGE SPRING LAYING AT THE BOTTOM INSIDE OF THE WASHER. I REACH DOWN AND PICK IT UP.  IT IS DEFINITELY BROKEN. THIS LARGE SPRING HELPS STABILIZE THE DRUM WHEN SPINNING. THIS " COULD " BE AN EASY FIX.

 THE SEARCH FOR A SPRING. I GO DOWN MY BASEMENT AND IN THE GARAGE. I KNOW I SEEN LARGE SPRINGS BEFORE. I CAN NOT FIND ANY. THAN I REMEMBER 2 YEARS AGO I TOOK APART OUR RENTER'S TRAMPOLINE. WEEKS LATER WHEN CUTTING THE LAWN I REMOVED SEVERAL BURIED SPRINGS IN THE GROUND. I PLACED THEM ON A CEMENT BENCH ALONG WITH OTHER TOYS AND SUCH I ALWAYS FIND. I STOCKED THEM THERE FOR 2 YEARS. THEY NEVER MOVE.  I WALK TO THE RENTAL PROPERTY AND EVERYTHING WAS CLEANED AND REMOVED. OUR RENTER DURING THIS PANDEMIC CLEANED UP THE BACK YARD.

 I WALK BACK HOME RACKING MY BRAIN. I KNOW I SAW THESE SPRINGS FROM WHEN I TOOK APART OUR TRAMPOLINE 7 YEARS AGO. I GO BACK IN MY GARAGE AND FIND 4 LARGE SPRINGS IN A BOX OF TOILET SUPPLIES. UNFORTUNATELY , THEY DO NOT MATCH OUR WASHER'S SPRING.

 OKAY , NO PROBLEM. I WILL TAKE A NICE MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO AN APPLIANCE PARTS STORE I HAVE BEEN USING FOR 30+ YEARS.  IT IS 1:05PM........5 MINUTES AFTER 1PM.........JUST 5 MINUTES AFTER THE SHORT HAND REACHED THE 1 .......YEP .........1:05PM. I HAVE THEIR NUMBER IN MY CELL AND FROM THE GARAGE WHILE SITTING ON MY MOTORCYCLE AND READY TO GO I HIT THE " SEND " BUTTON ON MY PHONE. I INSTANTLY GET A MESSAGE. I AM SORRY WE CLOSE AT 1PM ON SATURDAYS. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD , MUMBLE " TFFTT " TO MYSELF , AND ROLL MY BIKE BACK IN THE GARAGE.

  OK.....I WILL USE THEIR WEBSITE AND GO ONLINE TO ORDER THE PART. THE PRICE FOR ONE SPRING IS $35. ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ? I WILL FIND A F'N TRAMPOLINE ON CRAIGSLIST AND STEAL A SPRING. I SEARCH THE WEB AND FIND ONE FOR $9 WITH FREE SHIPPING. I PLACE THE ORDER AND TELL WHEELS SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO DO LAUNDRY FOR 5 - 7 BUSINESS DAYS.

  NOW I ORDERED THIS PART AND I AM HOPING THIS FIXES THE PROBLEM AND HOPING I ORDERED THE RIGHT PART. I SWEAR I AM GETTING SICK OF FIXING THINGS.

 SOME FAMILY IS REPORTING THE BEACHES ARE RETURNING TO NORMAL. WE GOT SOME REALLY NICE TEXT PICTURES OF GIRLS ON THE BEACH AND REPORTS 9 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE ARE NOT WEARING MASKS. I AM NOT SURE IF THIS IS GOOD OR NOT. WE HAVE BEEN RE-SCHEDULING OUR RENTERS AND JUST BOOKED A WEEK IN AUGUST.

 I CHECK MY FACEBOOK MESSAGES AND SEE SOME GOOD NEWS. THE MESSAGE SAYS , " YOU HAVE A/C !! "  OUR DOORMAN / MASTER MECHANIC GOT THE RIGHT PART AND FIXED OUR VAN'S A/C PROBLEM. HE ALSO CHANGED THE OIL AND PLUGGED A TIRE WITH A NAIL IN IT. THIS IS GOOD NEWS. I CALL AND TALK TO HIM BECAUSE I WANT TO KNOW HIS PRICE FOR PARTS AND LABOR. HE TELLS ME IT WAS UNDER A $100. WELP  , THIS MAKES ME THINK OF ANOTHER IDEA ABOUT OUR ORIGINAL BARTER WHICH WAS HIS WORK FOR USE OF EITHER OUR VACATION PROPERTIES WHICH IS ABOUT $800. I STILL WANT IT TO HIS ADVANTAGE.

  I ASK OUR DOORMAN IF HE COULD NOW LOOK AT OUR JEEP WHICH HAS AN OIL LEAK AND STEERING PROBLEM. HE AGREES WITH NO HESITATION.  WHEELS AND I DRIVE THE JEEP TO GET GAS , I DROP HER OFF AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE TO WALK , AND I MEET OUR MECHANIC AT THE NAIL. I HAD A GOOD TIME WITH HIM AS WE TALKED POLITICS , KIDS , AND SPORTS. WE HAD A COUPLE OF BEERS UNTIL WHEELS CALLED ME TO BE PICKED UP. HE TAKES THE JEEP AND I TAKE OUR VAN TO GET WHEELS. THIS COULD BE A VERY GOOD BARTERING SYSTEM FOR BOTH OUR DOORMAN AND US FOR ANY BROKEN VEHICLES IN THE FUTURE.

 OH , OUR DOORMAN / MECHANIC TELLS ME FOR HIS DAUGHTER'S CHEERLEADING TEAM HE HAS TRAVELED UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST MANY TIMES. IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD HE HAS THE EXACT SAME MODEL OF MINIVAN THAT WE DO.....JUST 2 YEARS OLDER. THE ONE THING HE TOLD ME WAS HE TAKES ONE DAY TRIPS TO WILDWOOD 2 TIMES A YEAR. EACH SATURDAY HE DRIVE FOR ONE DAY AND THAN WOULD RETURN FOR SUNDAY'S CHEER COMPETITION. HE WAS TAKING ONE DAY TRIPS BECAUSE HE COULD NOT AFFORD A HOTEL. I TOLD HIM , " I NEVER WANT YOU TO DO THAT AGAIN. IF OUR CONDO IS OPEN YOU CAN USE IT FOR FREE.....THOUGH I MAY ASK YOU TO FIX OR PAINT SOMETHING. " HE LAUGHS. I WAS SERIOUS THOUGH. THIS GUY HAS HAD A TOUGH ROAD AND HE IS HELPING ME OUT WITH VEHICLES SO I WOULD CERTAINLY HELP HIM WHEN I COULD.

 I GET WHEELS AND DRIVE HOME. SHE MAKES A NICE TACO DINNER BUT THE BEST WAS HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE ( HER FIRST TIME MAKING IT AND IT WAS EXCELLENT ) ALONG WITH SALSA & CHIPS ON THE SIDE. IT REALLY WAS THE GAME CHANGER FOR THE TACO DINNER. WE INVITED OUR NIECE OVER AGAIN SINCE SHE IS BY HERSELF. WE SAT OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO , LISTEN TO MUSIC , AND CHILLED. IT WAS REALLY NICE.

 DURING OUR DINNER WE DID A FUN " ZOOM " MEETING WITH FAMILY. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO SET THEM UP BUT THEY ARE PRETTY COOL. OUR ELDEST JOINED US FROM THE POCONOS WHICH WAS VERY NICE.

 WE CLEAN UP WHILE THE KIDS TAKE A RIDE TO RITA'S WATER ICE. I SET UP THE ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS ( BEST CHAIRS EVER AND NOW MY NIECE WANTS ONE ) IN THE BACK YARD WITH THE PUP ON THE RUNNER. THE  KIDS RETURN AND ALL OF US SIT OUTSIDE AND PLAY WITH THE DOG. WHEELS EVEN MADE SOME LIBATIONS. THE DOG CHASED A BALL AND OUR YOUNGEST PRACTICES HER TRICKS WITH HER LIKE JUMPING THROUGH A HOOP , ROLLING OVER , SITTING , PLAYING DEAD , GIVING HER PAW , AND MORE. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE MY FEET IN THE GRASS AND JUST ENJOYING THIS VERY NICE WELL PANDEMIC GROOMED PROPERTY.

 LATER WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A SHOW CALLED MAGIC FOR HUMANS ( EXCELLENT ). I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS. WE ALSO WATCH A MOVIE CALLED SNOW PIERCER. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY AND ACTUALLY FELL ASLEEP. I ALSO THOUGHT IT WAS A NEW MOVIE BUT IT CAME OUT IN 2013 ON NETFLIX.

 THE NIGHT WINDS DOWN AND I DECIDE TO HAVE ONE MORE LIBATION TO END THE EVENING. WHEELS IS NICE ENOUGH TO MAKE THE DRINKS FOR ME. THAN I HEAR HER SAY , " THE ICE MACHINE IS NOT WORKING ". I TURN TO MY KID AND SAY , " I AM REALLY GETTING SICK OF FIXING THINGS. "

  THE PUP IS A NUT JOB. SHE IS ALWAYS HITTING THE BELLS ON OUR DOOR KNOB TO GO OUT. WE WERE WALKING HER WAY TOO MUCH. IT REALLY WAS TIME CONSUMING AND I DEVISED A WAY TO FIX THIS.  WE NOW RUN A CHAIN INTO THE HOUSE. WE CLICK HER TO IT AND LEAVE BOTH THE STORM AND BACK DOORS OPEN. SHE NOW CAN GO IN AND OUT WHENEVER SHE WANTS. I REALLY FEEL SHE HITS THOSE BELLS JUST BECAUSE SHE IS BORED. WELL , WE TOOK THAT SCENARIO OUT OF HER GAME PLAN.

 OH, I GET A BREAK AS MY YOUNGEST SAYS THE PUP CAN SLEEP WITH HER TONIGHT. FIVE MINUTES LATER THE PUP CHARGES INTO MY ROOM AND JUMPS ON MY BED. I DID NOT MIND AND WE WENT TO SLEEP TOGETHER.

 SUNDAY    5 - 17 - 20

  IN 30 YEARS I NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE AND IT WAS AWESOME !!!!

 NAKED WHILE POWER WASHING ? WAIT....NAKED ??  POWER WASHERS ARE SO ADDICTIVE THEY MAKE YOU TAKE OFF CLOTHES.....TRUE STORY COMING. THEY ARE LIKE CRACK COCAINE. AS WHEELS SAYS , " THEY BRING INSTANT GRATIFICATION. "

  I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE POST THINGS FOR SALE AND DO NOT GET BACK TO YOU ? EVEN MORE FRUSTRATING IS WHEN YOUR MESSAGE IS " SEEN " BY THE SELLER AND THEY DO NOT RESPOND.

  TAKE A RIDE TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE TO SEE HE PAINTED IT EXTERIOR GREY. IT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL.  OF COURSE NOW I AM THINKING OF RE-PAINTING OUR HOUSE........MAYBE EVEN A DIFFERENT COLOR. I ALSO PICKED UP MY LAWN MOWER I LENT HIM AND HIS POWER WASHER.

  WHEELS PREPS OUR PATIO FOR POWER WASHING WHILE I CUT THE LAWNS ON 2 PROPERTIES.

  WE HAVE LUNCH AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS. IT IS IN MY TOP 5 BEST TV SERIES NOW.

    I DO SOMETHING I NEVER DONE BEFORE.....POWER WASH A SHOWER STALL. YEP......PICTURE ME NAKED IN A SHOWER POWER WASHING IT. AT FIRST THE WATER SUPPLY FOR THE MACHINE WOULD NOT REACH THE BATHROOM SO WE RAN IT THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW. FROM THE WINDOW WHEELS HANDS ME THE NOZZLE. THE ONLY THING I WAS WEARING WAS MY GLASSES SO I RECIPROCATED AND SHOWED WHEELS " MY NOZZLE ".

 I POWER WASH THE BEJESUS OUT OF OUR ROMAN STYLE TILED SHOWER STALL.  IT IS LARGE ENOUGH FOR 6 PEOPLE OR MORE WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO ONE OF ME. WHEN DONE I GIVE THE NOZZLE BACK TO WHEELS AND SHE STARTS THE PATIO. MY NOZZLE WILL REMAIN LONELY.

 I SHOWER AND SHAVE. I ALSO WIPE DOWN THE SHOWER TILES. THE FOG CAUSED BY THE POWER WASHER IS LIKE LONDON.

 I TAKE OVER DUTIES ON POWER WASHING WHILE WHEELS WALKS WITH A FRIEND. OUR PATIO CHAIRS AND TABLES TURN FROM GREY TO A BRILLIANT GOLDEN TEAK COLOR. IT IS AMAZING HOW THE MACHINE CLEANS UP EVERYTHING. I DID THE PATIO FLOORS AND HIT 2 CARS.

  I TAKE A RIDE AND MEET A FAMILY MEMBER AT A PARK THAT GIVES OUT FREE MULCH. I WAS TRYING TO HOOK HIM UP. OF COURSE , 3 DAYS AGO THE PILE WAS 4 FEET HIGH.....NOW......ZERO.  WHEELS TAKES A WALK TO OUR CLOSEST PARK AND CALLS TO SAY THAT PILE IS DECIMATED TOO. I FELT BAD. WE WILL TRY ANOTHER DAY.

  BACK HOME I HAVE LEFTOVERS AGAIN. IT WAS THE CHEF DUFF FOOD. IT WAS OKAY THE 2ND TIME AROUND.

  PLAY WITH THE PUP. THE THING IS AN ADORABLE BALL OF ENERGY.  SHE JUMPS ON MY BED AND DOES A FULL 180 TO FACE AND STAND AGAINST ME. WELL , ONE TIME SHE HAD TOO MUCH SPEED AND DURING HER SPIN SHE WENT RIGHT OFF THE SIDE OF THE BED. THE DOG IS JUST DOWNRIGHT ENTERTAINING.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST WATCH AMERICAN IDOL WHILE I CHILL  IN MY OFFICE AREA. I MAKE SOME LIBATIONS AND PLAY SOME INTERNET POKER WHILE WATCHING TV. I AM STILL CONTEMPLATING OPENING A REAL MONEY POKER ACCOUNT. OVER THE YEARS , I'VE PLAYED FOR FREE AGAINST MILLIONS OF MEMBERS ACROSS THE GLOBE. I ALWAYS DO EXTREMELY WELL. BUT , I KNOW WHEN IT IS REAL MONEY......MY LUCK BLOWS.

 LATER WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF KILLING EVE. FOR THE FIRST TIME IT WAS " EH "....UNTIL THE VERY ENDING OF COURSE.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP STAYS WITH OUR YOUNGEST TONIGHT. I GOT DECENT SLEEP UNTIL THE POWER WENT OFF FOR 5 MINUTES. WHEN WEARING A CPAP MASK BOY DOES THAT WAKES YOU UP IN A HURRY.

  YOU INFIDEL !! SOME CRAZY LUNATIC TERRORIST IS KILLING PEOPLE FROM A HOTEL I AM STAYING AT. EACH DAY HE PICKS ONE PERSON AND THROWS THEM OFF A BRIDGE. MY NUMBER WAS FINALLY PICKED BUT I DECIDED " IF I GO ....HE GOES ". HIS 20 GUARDS PUSH AND LINE ME UP ALONG THE BRIDGE LIKE I WAS ABOUT TO DO A BUNGEE JUMP. THE ANGRY TERRORIST YELLS OUT , " DEATH TO ALL AMERICANS !!! " HE IS STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO ME AND SCREAMING.  A GUARD PUSHES HIS RIFLE INTO MY BACK TO JUMP. I TURN TO THE TERRORIST AND JUMP WITHOUT RESERVATION EXCEPT THIS TIME HE IS FRIGHTENED AS I GRAB HIS HEAD AND WRAP MY ARMS AROUND HIS SHOULDERS. WE BOTH GO OVER. I PULLED A HARRY POTTER ON HIM. HE IS ATTACHED TO A SAFETY CORD. HE SLIPS DOWN MY BODY AND NOW IS HOLDING MY ONE LEG DANGLING FOR DEAR LIFE. THE GUARDS DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO BECAUSE IF THEY SHOOT ME THEIR TYRANNICAL LEADER WITH FALL BELOW ME. THEY STARE AT ME WHILE THE LEADER YELLS WITH FEAR. JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO KICK HIS F'N FACE HALF THE SAFETY CORD SNAPS .....THE HALF HOLDING HIM. THE GUARDS PULL ME UP AND START BOWING IN THANKS.............dream ends.

  30 YEARS I HAVE NEVER SAW THIS BEFORE AND MY ELDEST GOT IT ON HER CELL PHONE VIDEO. I WATCHED IT 20 TIMES. WHAT WAS THIS VERY RARE OCCURRENCE ? ............A MOMMA BLACK BEAR AND 3 BABY CUBS WALKING RIGHT BY OUR FRONT DECK STEPS......SO F'N COOL !!!!!.

  MONDAY      5 - 18 - 20

 ROKU EXPRESS RULES. I GOOGLED HOW TO WATCH FEAR THE WALKING DEAD FOR FREE.  EVERY STATION CHARGES $2 AN EPISODE EXCEPT HULU.  SINCE I AM A FAN OF THE WALKING DEAD AND WAS TOLD BY SEVERAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO CHECK THIS OUT ........ROKU GOT IT FOR FREE..  I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF THIS WORLD WIDE VIRUS SERIES. HMMMM..........PRETTY POPULAR SHOW IN THESE TIMES.

  MY LAP TOP POWER SUPPLY CAME IN.  I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT IT BECAUSE I HAD TO SEND IT BACK THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE IT DID NOT FIT.  THE GOOD THING......IT WORKS.

 SPEAKING OF LAP TOP. MY COMPUTER WAS RUNNING SUPER SUPER SLOW. IT IS COMPLETELY FRUSTRATING. I KNOW IT IS EITHER 3 THINGS........A VIRUS OR AN UPDATE OR AN AUTOMATIC SCAN.  I RE-START MY COMPUTER AND IT SAYS I NEED " UPDATES ". I KNOW I HAVE 2 HOURS SO I START MAKING MY PLANS.

  SIDE TABLE FOR OUR ZERO GRAVITY CHAIRS ( BEST EVER ) CAME IN. I MAY OR MAY NOT MACGYVER THEM.....PROBABLY NOT. I COULD CUT OPENINGS LARGER FOR CELL PHONES AND EVEN MAKE A STEM OPENING FOR A WINE OR BRANDY GLASSES.

 I FELT BAD NOT HOOKING A FAMILY MEMBER UP ON MULCH YESTERDAY.  TWO PARKS WERE DIMINISHED OF THE BLACK MULCH.  I TAKE A RIDE TO ONE PARK AND AGAIN THE PILE IS FLAT. I HAVE A LIST OF ALL THE PARKS THAT SUPPLY MULCH IN OUR TOWNSHIP FOR FREE. THE NEXT ONE WAS JUST 1/2 MILE AWAY OR 2 MINUTE DRIVE. I NEVER BEEN OR HEARD OF IT. I DRIVE TO IT USING MY G.P.S. ( I KNOW....2 MINUTES AWAY ). AT A CONTRACTION ROAD BLOCK I AM FORCED TO TURN AROUND OR GO DOWN THIS GRAVEL PATH INTO A CONSTRUCTION SITE. MY G.P.S. SAID GO LEFT BUT I COULD NOT , SO I WENT DOWN THE DIRT / GRAVEL PATH. I FOUND THE MOTHER LOAD OF BLACK MULCH NEVER TOUCHED. IT WAS 8 FEET HIGH AND NO ONE WOULD DRIVE DOWN THIS ROAD SINCE IT LOOKED LIKE A CONSTRUCTION AREA. I CALLED THE FAMILY MEMBER AND WE TALKED ABOUT GETTING IT LATE AFTERNOON. IT NEVER HAPPENED.

 FOUND SOMETHING MY DOG IS SCARED OF......ME SWATTING HOUSE FLIES WITH MY CALENDAR BOOK. MAN IF I HIT A WALL IT MAKES A LOUD SMACKING SOUND. THE DOG JUMPED BIG TIME AND THAN LEFT THE ROOM SCARED.

 MORE SIGHTING OF THE MOMMA BEAR AND HER 3 CUBS. AT 2PM A PERSON ON FACEBOOK WROTE , " WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT LOUD CRASHING NOISE JUST NOW ON LAKE DRIVE ? " ANOTHER PERSON WROTE ,
 A BLACK BEAR AND 3 CUBS. "  MY ELDEST IS STILL STOKED SHE GOT TO VIDEO IT. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW EXTREMELY RARE IT IS TO VIDEO AND SEE BABY CUBS. AGAIN , IN 30 YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN CUBS.

 LOAD UP VAN ( SO NICE TO HAVE BACK ) AND RETURN POWER WASHER TO A FAMILY MEMBER. I STOP AT D.M.I. HOME SUPPLY TO PURCHASE A TOILET SUPPLY AND PARTS FOR THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

 I STOP AT THE NAIL TO CHECK MAIL AND DO SOME LITTLE PROJECTS.  ONE WAS TRY TO SAVE A MOUNTAIN HOUSE VACUUM I REALLY LIKE THAT WAS BOUGHT TO THE NAIL. I HAVE FIXED THIS MACHINE 10 TIMES. THIS WAS MY 2ND ATTEMPT IN THE PAST WEEK. AFTER 20 MINUTES I HAD TO LET IT GO.......TO THE DUMPSTER. I USED OUR ORIGINAL SWEEPER AND VACUUMED THE WHOLE NAIL. A COUPLE OF MORE SMALL PROJECTS AND I HEAD HOME WITH BEER.

  THE POWER WASHING OF OUR PATIO FURNITURE CAME OUT PHENOMENAL. OF COURSE AFTER ONE DAY I SEE BIRD POOP HIT A TABLE.......AND THAT WOULD BE CLEANED UP.  WE ALSO FOUND SOME PURPLE POOP LIKE SUBSTANCE ON THE PATIO. IT WAS GONE THE NEXT DAY. THERE ARE ONLY 3 THINGS THAT COULD OF REMOVED THAT TINY PILE OF PURPLE POOP........WHEELS CLEANING IT , NATURE & ITS CRITTERS , OR OUR PUP ATE IT. MAN , I HOPE IT WAS NOT THE PUP.

 WHEELS AND THIS BANK GRANT IS SO FRUSTRATING. AGAIN , THEY NEEDED A SHIT LOAD OF DOCUMENTATION. HOW ABOUT WHEELS LEARNING HOW TO USE " SCAN " ON HER CELL PHONE AND SCANNING OVER 100 PAGES FOR THE BANK. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!! HOW DO PEOPLE DO THIS ?? I MADE ONE COPY FOR THE BANK AND THAN SPENT 30 MINUTES FIDDLING AROUND WITH OUR PRINTER AND ITS SETTINGS.

  YOU KNOW WHAT'S FUNNY ? I BROUGHT MAIL HOME FROM THE NAIL AND WE GOT A BANK LETTER STATING YOUR LOAN HAS BEEN APPROVED. WHEELS TALKS TO THE VICE PRESIDENT OF OUR BANK AND HE SAYS , " OH , THAT IS JUST MANDATORY MAILERS SENT OUT.....DISREGARD IT AND SEND OVER THE 100 PAGES OF DOCUMENTS WE NEED. "

 AGAIN ,THERE IS A GOVERNMENT GRANT CALLED P.P.P. BUT WE DECIDED NOT TO FILE FOR IT. WHY ? WE JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW. WE COULD ASK OUR ACCOUNTANT'S CO-WORKER BUT HE CHARGES $500. ISN'T THAT NICE ?......DURING A PANDEMIC , CLOSED BAR , AND GOING TO THE SAME ACCOUNTANT FOR OVER 40+ YEARS......500 BUCKS.......TFFFT.

  MY FAVORITE MEAL AND KINDA RARE HERE BECAUSE OF MY WEIGHT.....A NICE ITALIAN DINNER.  GNOCCHI'S , MEATBALLS , GARLIC BREAD , AND  A GLASS OF RED WINE.

  WE CALL OUR ELDEST AND CHECK IN OUR HER. SHE STILL TALKS ABOUT SEEING THE BEAR CUBS.

  WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE LAST DANCE ( GOOD ) AND AN EPISODE OF VIKINGS ( VERY GOOD ). AGAIN , I THINK VIKINGS IS NOW IN MY TOP 5 FAVORITE TV SERIES. ALL THE ACTORS REALLY DO SUCH A DAMN GOOD JOB.

 I SLEPT PRETTY BAD TONIGHT. I WAS UP ALMOST EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR. I DID HAVE A DREAM ABOUT BEING LOST AND LOOKING FOR OUR VAN. I HAD 2 BROTHERS WITH ME AND WE GOT SEPARATED IN A BAD SECTION OF CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA.   MY CELL WAS IN THE VAN SO I HAD NO ACCESS TO IT. AT THE END OF THE DREAM A STRANGER WALKS BY ME AND I ASK HIM IF I COULD USE HIS PHONE TO CALL MY WIFE. I JUST WANTED TO GIVE HER THE STREET NAMES OF WHERE I WAS SO SHE COULD GET ME. THAN.....DREAM ENDS.

  THURSDAY      5 - 19 - 20

 I NEVER KNEW ROLLER SKATES WERE IN SUCH HIGH DEMAND.  MY YOUNGEST AND I SEARCHED FOR HER. TO BUY THEM NEW YOU CAN'T GET YOUR SIZE AND EXPENSIVE. TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES YOU CAN'T FIND HER SIZE. PLUS , CALCULATING YOUTH OR KIDS SIZE TO ADULT IS LIKE TAKING TRIGONOMETRY. TWO FAMILY AND FRIENDS GAVE US INLINE SKATES AND INLINE HOCKEY SKATES BUT BOTH DID NOT FIT.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRUCK AGAIN. THIS TIME AT A CHURCH IN HAVERTOWN. A NEMESIS OF MINE IS LIGHT BULBS. I HATE PAYING $3.99 FOR ONE STINKING PIGLY TAIL BULB OR $6 FOR 4 REGULAR BULBS. SO.......I SEARCHED. A CHURCH CHANGED THEIR LIGHTING SYSTEM AND NOW HAVE 45 ENERGY EFFICIENT / GREEN / PIGLY TAILED LIGHT BULBS..............FOR 5 BUCKS.

 I TAKE A RIDE WITH THE PUP TO GET HER OUT OF THE HOUSE AND OUT OF WHEELS HAIR WHILE SHE WORKS.  I DO A COUPLE OF THINGS AND HEAD TO THE CHURCH. WE GET THE LIGHT BULBS.

 NEXT STOP AT A BROTHER'S HOUSE TO DROP OFF A WAND FOR THE POWER WASHER. OF COURSE I FORGOT IT WHEN I DROPPED OFF THE MACHINE 2 DAYS AGO. I DECIDED TO STAY IN THE BACK YARD AND LET THE PUP RUN AROUND AND PLAY SINCE IT IS FENCED IN. MY SISTER-IN-LAW AND NIECES WATCHED AND LAUGHED AT ME BEING FAT AND TRYING TO CHASE A PUP AROUND.

 BACK HOME I PUT THE PUP ON OUR RUNNER. I UNLOAD THE VAN , PICK UP POOP , AND START ANOTHER SMALL PROJECT.

  I TAKE A BLACK PLASTIC CRATE AND MOUNT IT TO THE FRONT OF MY UTILITY TRAILER. I ALSO CUSTOM CUT A BOARD TO FIT IN THE BOTTOM. I WANT TO STORE THINGS IN THEIR LIKE GLOVES , HITCH , BALL , SECURING BOLTS , AND MORE WHEN USING IT. I WAS PUTTING THINGS IN THE TRAILER BUT WHEN FILLING IT UP I WAS AFRAID I LOSE PARTS. I SPRAY PAINTED EVERYTHING BLACK. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LIKE THIS TRAILER. I AM SURE SOMETHING WILL GO WRONG BUT FOR NOW IT'S AWESOME.

  BOTH MY DAUGHTER AND I SEARCH FOR ROLLER SKATES. WE KNOW WE HAVE A PAIR FROM OUR ELDEST BUT MAN WE COULD NOT FIND THEM. BOTH OF US SEARCHED THE NORMAL AREAS 3 TIMES.

 WHEELS TAKES A RIDE TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE TO WALK AND SEE A PUPPY. HER FRIEND GIVES HER INLINE SKATES. WHEN SHE GETS HOME THEY DO NOT FIT.

  MY YOUNGEST AND I TAKE A RIDE TO MY BROTHER'S HOUSE. HE HAS HOCKEY INLINE SKATES. WE HANG OUT AND PLAY STREET BASKETBALL WITH  HIM , HIS WIFE , AND 3 KIDS. IT WAS FUN. WE GET HOME AND TRY THE SKATES ON.....THEY DO NOT FIT.

 ** THE NEXT MORNING I CONTACTED ANOTHER 20 PEOPLE SELLING ROLLER SKATES.....4 RESPONDED **

  WE HAVE LEFTOVERS FOR DINNER........GNOCCHI'S , MEATBALLS , AND SOME RIBS FROM CHEF DUFF. WHEELS HAS A HALF OF AN ITALIAN HOAGIE.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH EPISODE 10 AND THE SERIES FINALE OF THE LAST DANCE. IT WAS GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF VIKINGS......ALSO GOOD , EXCEPT I FELL ASLEEP ON THE LAST 5 MINUTES OR SO. THE PUP JOINS ME FOR SLEEPY TIME. WE SNUGGLE AND CHILL. IT'S NICE........EXCEPT WHEN SHE STRETCHES AND DIGS HER CLAWS INTO YOUR ASS.

  WEDNESDAY      5 - 20 - 20

  ALL DAY I THOUGHT IT WAS FRIDAY. I EVEN PUT THE TRASHCANS BY THE STREET FOR FRIDAY RECYCLING DAY. MAN , THIS PANDEMIC BLOWS.

 SOME GOOD THINGS , SOME BAD THINGS , AND THINGS THAT TOTALLY PANICKED ME. I SWEAR TO SWEET BABY JESUS WHO HAS THIS STUFF HAPPEN TO THEM EVERY DARN DAY !!!???!!!!????!!

 THE SEARCH FOR ROLLER SKATES.  AGAIN.......HARDER TO FIND THAN BIN LADEN.  AT 5AM , I SPENT NEARLY 2 HOURS USING MY NORMAL CHANNELS OF SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES TO FIND OLD SCHOOL QUAD ROLLER SKATES. I FOUND 4.

  1ST - A REAL NICE LADY MEASURES THE LENGTH OF HER ROLLER SKATES TO MY KIDS SIZE. HER FOOT IS 9 1/4 INCHES. SHE SENDS ME A PICTURE AND THE ROLLER SKATE IS 9 3/4 INCHES. SHE SAYS , " HER FOOT MIGHT FIT THIS. "  THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THIS PAIR OF SKATES ( AND MY KIDS FAVORITE ) WAS THE FURTHEST DISTANCE......FREAKIN' LANGHORNE. FRIGGIN' SESAME PLACE WAS 5 MINUTES AWAY. OK , A NICE DRIVE WITH MY KID TO BOND A LITTLE BIT. SHE IS TOO OLD FOR THIS BONDING STUFF ANYMORE. IT IS A 40 MINUTE DRIVE ONE WAY. THE VAN DRIVES NICE ( NOTE THAT IN YOUR BRAIN FOR 5 MINUTES ) AND WE ARRIVE IN 34 MINUTES.  THE KID STEPS OUT WITH GLOVES AND MASK ON.  I WATCH HER WALK TO THE PERSON'S FRONT DOOR. THE WOMAN LEFT THE SKATES ON HER FRONT PORCH. I SAY TO MYSELF FROM THE STREET IN THE VAN , " MAN , THOSE SKATES LOOK PRETTY SMALL FROM HERE. " MY YOUNGEST CAN'T EVEN GET HER FOOT IN IT.........BLOW. WE DRIVE BACK HOME.

  ** OH , THE WOMAN SELLING THE SKATES WAS SUPER COOL WITH 2 KIDS AND SHE IS A TEACHER **

  2ND - SPRINGFIELD - OK , THIS IS MUCH CLOSER AND HER LEAST FAVORITE OUT OF THE FOUR I PICKED. WHEELS LOADS UP THE VAN AND OUR YOUNGEST HAS A FRIEND JOIN THEM. I TELL WHEELS , " ON YOUR TREK STOP AT THIS PERSON'S HOUSE TO SEE THE ROLLER SKATES.  THIS IS WHERE I GOT TOTALLY PANICKED.

 SO , HE WE GO.......THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS THAT MADE ME NERVOUS.

 - I TEXT MY KID THE PERSON SELLING THE ROLLER SKATES HAS AGREED TO LOWER THEIR PRICE FROM $10 TO $5. WHEN MY TEXT WAS SENT I COULD FEEL MY KID AND WHEELS ROLLING THEIR EYES.

 - I USE GOOGLE MAP AND SEND A SATELLITE PICTURE OF THEIR HOME. YEP.....I'M NEUROTIC. THEY ARRIVE , TEST THE SKATES , AND SHE REALLY LIKES THEM. SHE SAYS THEY ARE IN VERY GOOD SHAPE AND MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT SHE THOUGHT ESPECIALLY WITH MIDNIGHT BLUE WHEELS. THE KID IS HAPPY AND SHE WILL DO ARTSY STUFF TO HER " NEW " ROLLER SKATES FOR 5 BUCKS.

 - NOT 5 MINUTES GO BY AND MY PHONE GOES OFF. I KNOW THIS IS NOT GOOD. WHEELS SAYS THE VAN MOTOR IS SMOKING OUT OF THE FRONT HOOD. I IMMEDIATELY GET OUR MECHANIC ON FACEBOOK MESSENGER AND A 3 WAY DISCUSSION ENSUES. WHEELS PULLS OVER IN A WAL-MART PARKING LOT. SHE PULLS THE LEVER TO OPEN THE FRONT HOOD , BUT ALSO PULLED A LEVER TO ADJUST THE STEERING COLUMN ( NOTE THAT TOO ). THEY SEND ME PICTURES AND I SIMULTANEOUSLY MESSAGE OUR MECHANIC. WE ( AND BY " WE " , I MEAN " HE " ) DETERMINES IT IS EITHER SOME SPILLED OIL ON THE MANIFOLD WHEN THE OIL WAS CHANGED OR WATER FROM THE A/C BURNING OFF ON SOMETHING. HE GIVES HER THE GO TO CONTINUE HER TRIP.

 - I TEXT MY KID , " IN 30 MINUTES OF HIGHWAY DRIVING TEXT ME AN UPDATE ". WELL , IT WAS ONLY 5 MINUTES UNTIL MY PHONE WENT OFF. THIS TIME WHEELS IS NERVOUS AND I CAN HEAR IT IN HER VOICE. SHE TELLS ME THE STEERING WHEEL IS NOW VIOLENTLY SHAKING. SHE MOVED THE LEVER AND THIS COULD BE THE PROBLEM. TO ME , THE STEERING WHEEL SHOULD BE ADJUSTED IN ANY POSITION AND NEVER EVER SHAKE VIOLENTLY.  OVER THE NEXT 20 MINUTES SHE CHANGES THE POSITION OF THE STEERING WHEEL 3 TIMES BUT ALL SHAKE VIOLENTLY WHEN SHE REACHES SPEEDS OF 50 MPH.

 - THREE TIMES AND STILL A SHAKING STEERING WHEEL ( AND WHEELS ). SHE CALLS AGAIN AND IT HAS ONE MORE ADJUSTMENT WHICH SHE THINKS IS THE ORIGINAL POSITION IT WAS IN FROM WHEN I WAS DRIVING THE VAN NOT 1 HOUR SOONER. I TELL WHEELS , " IF IT SHAKES ONE MORE TIME , TURN AROUND AND COME HOME. DRIVE IN THE RIGHT LANE THE WHOLE WAY......SLOWLY. " I TEXT MY KID PLEASE UPDATE ME IN 30 MINUTES.

- IN THE INTERIM , I TAKE A RIDE WITH MY BROTHER TO GET MULCH. I HELP HIM FILL HIS TRUCK IN THIS SECRET LOCATION.  I RETURN TO MY HOUSE IN 45 MINUTES. I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT WHEELS' STEERING WHEEL PLIGHT AND OUR VAN. I IMMEDIATELY CALL MY YOUNGEST. I SAID , " KEEP YOUR CELL PHONE CLOSE ".....NO ANSWER. THE REASON , SHE DID NOT RECOGNIZE OUR BUSINESS PHONE WHICH I WAS CALLING HER FROM AND DID NOT WANT TO ANSWER IT. MY CELL PHONE BLOWS SO I USED A LAND LINE. I CALL HER FRIEND IN THE VAN AND ASK HER TO HAND THE PHONE TO MY KID.

 ** SPEAKING OF MY CELL PHONE BLOWING. I CALLED A RENTER WHO HAS NOT PAID US. I FEEL LIKE I AM CHASING HER. I HATE THAT. THEY TELL US ," CALL YOU AT THE END OF THE WEEK " AND THEY NEVER DO. SHE COULD NOT HEAR ME FROM MY CELL OR LAND LINE. I TEXTED AND EMAILED HER.....NO RESPONSE. " LATER , I CALLED OUR CLEANER WHO IS HER CO-WORKER. ***

 ** OH , ANOTHER CONDO OWNER CALLED US TO SEE IF OUR PLACE WAS AVAILABLE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FOR HER RENTERS. SHE WAS NERVOUS ABOUT RENTING HER CONDO SO SHE ASKED US. I WOULD OF TOOK THE $1300 BUT WHEELS JUST GOT THERE SO THAT WAS NOT HAPPENING. **

 - I TALK TO MY KID AND WHEELS AFTER 45 MINUTES OF DRIVING AND ALL IS GOOD. THEY ARRIVE SAFELY AT OUR CONDO IN NORTH WILDWOOD. I AM RELIEVED.

  OUR WASHER MACHINE SPRING ARRIVES 2 DAYS EARLY. EBAY DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB. THIS PRODUCT WAS $38 AT A LOCAL APPLIANCE PARTS STORE I USE. EBAY.......$8 TOTAL. NOW , COULD I FIX OUR WASHING MACHINE FOR 8 BUCKS ? YEAH RIGHT....NOT THE WAY THIS DAY IS GOING. I PULL OUT THE MACHINE , INSERT THE SPRING , AND RE-SLIDE IT BACK INTO PLACE. I DO A TEST RUN USING A FULL LAUNDRY BASKET OF CLOTHES. TO MY ULTIMATE SURPRISE IT WORKS.

  MY ELDEST COMES HOME FROM THE MOUNTAINS WHICH IS A NICE SURPRISE. WE ORDER DINNER FROM GULLIFTY'S AND CHILL. SHE PLAYS AND LAUGHS WITH THE PUP AS THE DOG FREAKS OUT RUNNING ALL OVER THE FURNITURE , ME , A HOOLA HOOP , AND MORE. MY KID ALSO TELLS ME SHE SAW A DEAD BALD EAGLE OFF THE ROAD. I NEVER SEEN AN EAGLE AROUND OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE.

  WHEELS NEEDS A PHONE LINE 50 FEET LONG. WE RUN IT FROM A PHONE JACK TO THE MAIN ROOM SO SHE CAN WORK FROM HOME AT THE CONDO. FOR 3 F'N DAYS I HAD A 50 FOOT CORD LAYING ON THE KITCHEN TABLE. SHE TOOK IT AND CALLS ME AND SAYS , " THIS IS NOT A PHONE CORD BUT AN ETHERNET CORD FOR A COMPUTER. " I SWEAR MY BRAIN ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. LUCKILY , MY 1000'S OF MISTAKES AND EXPERIENCE GOT MY BACK AS IN THE CLOSEST I PLACED A 50 FOOT PHONE CORD WHEN I WAS LAST THERE. MISSION SAVED.

 THEY TELL ME OUR BEACH HAS A 20 FOOT MOUND VIA THE DUNES ( I SAY MUCH HIGHER ) TO ACCESS THE OCEAN AND BEACH.  YOU MUST CLIMB UP AND OVER IT.........BLOW. THE WEATHER IS NICE BUT THE WIND IS DAMN NEAR HURRICANE STATUS.

 MY ELDEST GOES OUT TO MEET FRIENDS WHILE I CHILL WITH THE PUPPY. I WATCH 4 EPISODES OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AND FINISH SEASON 1. IT IS VERY GOOD. IF YOU ARE A FAN OF THE WALKING DEAD THAN THIS SHOW WILL ENTERTAIN BIG TIME. I ALSO WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES AND PLAY SOME INTERNET SCRABBLE WHERE I AM GETTING SMOKED. THE OPPONENT IS GETTING EVERY GOOD LETTER AVAILABLE. THERE ARE 4 S'S. HE GOT ALL 4. THERE ARE 2 BLANKS. HE GOT BOTH. THREE SEVEN LETTER WORDS WERE PLAYED. ALL 3 WERE HIS. THE BIG LETTERS OF Z , Q , J , AND X. HE GOT ALL OF THEM EXCEPT THE Z. THAN , JUST AS I MADE A COMEBACK , HE LAYS DOWN A 72 POINT SCORE WITH A 7 LETTER WORD ON A TRIPLE SCORE USING THE LAST " S ".  I SLAMMED THE KITCHEN TABLE AND YELLED , " ARE YOU KIDDING ME !!??! ! " YES , I AM MORE COMPETITIVE THAN MICHAEL JORDAN.

 I WIND THE NIGHT DOWN WITH SOME LIBATIONS. I TEXT MY BROTHER AND ASK IF I CAN BORROW HIS TRUCK TO POSSIBLY GO TO HOME DEPOT. HE SAYS I CAN USE HIS TRUCK ON FRIDAY. I WOULD RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE TO HIS HOUSE , GO TO HOME DEPOT , DROP THE STUFF OFF AT MY HOUSE , THAN RETURN HIS TRUCK , AND THAN RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE BACK HOME. I DID ALL TEXTING LOOKING AT MY CAR IN OUR DRIVEWAY WHILE STANDING ON OUR PATIO...........OUR ELDEST JUST DROVE THE CAR HOME NOT 4 HOURS AGO. WORSE........BRAIN........EVER.

 TOMORROW , I WILL CONFIRM 2 PROJECTS AND DRIVE TO HOME DEPOT. ONE IS VERY LARGE AND THE OTHER IS GOOD SIZED. WHY AM I DOING THIS STUFF ?.........BECAUSE I AM FAT BALD IDIOT.

  THURSDAY      5 - 21 - 20

  BEAUTIFUL DAY......GUESS I WILL DO SOMETHING.

  I HAVE A CAR RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.  WHY AM I ASKING A FAMILY MEMBER TO BORROW HIS ? I GUESS THIS QUARANTINE STUFF IS GETTING TO ME.

 I TAKE A RIDE TO HOME DEPOT AT 7AM. THEY ONLY ALLOW ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT. REGISTERS ARE GLASSED OFF AND YOU MUST BE WEARING A MASK. I HAD GLOVES ON TOO. I HAVE THEIR PAINT SPECIALIST HELP ME PURCHASE 4 GALLONS OF EXTERIOR SATIN BLUE PAINT. HE WAS ANNOYINGLY HELPFUL. I WON'T GET INTO IT BUT HE SEEMED TO KNOW HIS PAINT AND KINDA WAS BOTHERSOME WITH SO MANY QUESTIONS.  ANYWAY , WHILE MY PAINT WAS BEING MIXED I LOADED UP 2 GALLONS OF WOOD STAIN & SEALER , 2 LIQUID PLUMBERS , AND A 5 QUART CONTAINER OF 10W-40 MOTOR OIL. I ROLL HOME AND UNLOAD.

 I DID DRIVE BY OUR LOCAL PARK WHICH THEY REPLENISHED THE MULCH AND I FILLED THE GAS TANK AT A LOCAL SUNOCO. THOUGHT ABOUT GOING TO MCDONALDS FOR BREAKFAST BUT DIDN'T.

  OH....WHY I RARELY USE HARDWARE STORES FOR CAR PRODUCTS.  LAST WEEK I PURCHASED 1 QUART OF OIL FROM A HARDWARE STORE . IT COST $6. I CRINGED AT THAT PRICE. TODAY AT HOME DEPOT I GOT 5 QUARTS FOR $13.  I ALSO LOOKED FOR LYSOL WIPES. THE REGISTER LADY TOLD ME THEY CAME IN 3 DAYS AND ARE ALL GONE.

   I HAVE ADDED 2 THINGS TO MY PUNCH LIST. TODAY , ONE WOULD GET DONE. I EVEN GOT SOME HELP FROM MY ELDEST. I SPENT 7 HOURS STAINING AND SEALING ALL OUR PATIO FURNITURE. AT HOME DEPOT I SPENT ABOUT 10 MINUTES DECIDING WHICH PRODUCT TO USE FOR THE FURNITURE.  I PICKED " WOODLAND CEDAR " SEMI TRANSPARENT. THE PICTURE ON THE CAN SHOWED LIKE A GOLDEN OAK / GOLDEN SHOWER STYLE OF COLOR. IT ALSO PROTECTS AGAINST U.V. SUNLIGHT , MOLD & MILDEW , AND REPELS RAIN & WATER. OK......IT LOOKS GOOD.

  LET'S START STAINING AND SEALING. I PREP THE NEEDED MATERIALS AND SET-UP A RADIO WITH WOGL OLDIES 98.1FM........WHERE SONGS GET REPEATED EVERY 2 HOURS.  I OPEN A CAN OF " WOODLAND CEDAR " AND MY HEART DROPS......IT IS PRETTY DAMN RED. I PAINT ONE CHAIR , TAKE A PICTURE , AND SEND IT TO WHEELS. SHE LIKES IT AND SOME OTHER FAMILY AGREES IT IS 10X BETTER THAN WHAT IT WAS. I WANTED IT MORE GOLDEN OAK COLOR BUT I MUST ADMIT IT LOOKS PRETTY GOOD.

   THE COLOR SCHEME WAS :

  1 - PATIO FURNITURE LEFT ALONE THROUGH THE WINTER TURNS VERY GREY. I HATE THE LOOK.

  2 - PATIO FURNITURE LEFT ALONE THROUGH THE WINTER AND POWER WASHED TURNS THE OLD GREY TO A TEAK REDWOOD COLOR. IT IS NIGHT AND DAY IN APPEARANCE. IT LOOKS AWESOME.

  3 - AFTER JUST 3 DAYS FROM POWER WASHING PATIO FURNITURE THE TEAK REDWOOD COLOR TURNS TO A LIGHT GOLDEN WOOD COLOR. IT BOTHERS ME THE COLOR CHANGES SO FAST.........THUS THIS PROJECT.

  4 - STAINED AND SEALED ALL FURNITURE IN ABOUT 7 HOURS. I SAID TO MYSELF AT LEAST 20 TIMES I AM GOING TO STOP. I WORKED TO 6:30PM. I WANTED THIS PROJECT DONE. I FOUGHT THE PUP BUT MOST OF THE TIME SHE WAS GOOD.......EXCEPT WHEN SHE RAN SO FAST AND BROUGHT DOWN THE RUNNER. I HAD TO GET A LADDER AND RE-DO IT. I ALSO FELT BAD WHEN THE DOG WHEN ON A BARKING FIT. I GRABBED HER AND 2 SLAPS TO THE BUTT BOUGHT ME 45 MINUTES OF PAINTING TIME AND MAYBE A LITTLE RESPECT FROM THE DOG.

  I AM NOT SURE I GOT A GOOD TRADE ON SOME ALCOHOL DEALS.  THE NAIL HAS BEEN CLOSED FROM FIRST DAY OF THE PANDEMIC. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SELL OFF BOOZE FOR SOME KINDA OF CANDY CASH.  ZERO MONEY IS COMING IN. SO , I SOLD A BOTTLE OF CINNAMON FIREBALL TO MY ELDEST'S FRIEND FOR $50. I TOLD MY KID SHE CAN KEEP THE MONEY SINCE SHE HELPED ME PAINT TODAY. A FAMILY MEMBER CAME OVER AND GAVE 2 OLD BOTTLES OF WINE AND CHAMPAGNE TO MY ELDEST IN EXCHANGE HE GOT FULL BOTTLES OF PINNACLE WHIP CREAM VODKA AND ABSOLUTE CITRON. HMMMMM....ELDEST GETS 2 BOTTLES OF BOOZE FOR FREE AND $50 CASH.  I GIVE 2 BOTTLES AWAY PLUS LIQUID NAILS , SHOE LACES , AND A BBQ COVER. YEP........." KICKING BIRD " WOULD SAY TO DUMB-BAR ( ME ) , " NOT GOOD TRADE ".  I REALLY DON'T CARE AND DIDN'T MIND HELPING OUT FAMILY.

  MY KID LOADS UP THECAR TO HEAD BACK TO HER MOUNTAIN RETREAT. MUST BE NICE. OH , SHE ASKED FOR MORE BOOZE SINCE FRIENDS ARE VISITING.......BAILEYS , JAGER BREW , AND FRANGELICA ARE NOW GONE. OH WELL , SO MUCH FOR PIZZA MONEY. I REALLY DON'T MIND SINCE THERE IS A CHANCE THE NAIL WILL NOT RE-OPEN AGAIN. SO WHAT IS THE POINT OF KEEPING BOOZE I DON'T DRINK ?

  I AM EXHAUSTED AND MY HANDS ARE HURTING BIG TIME. I CLEAN UP ALL TOOLS AND GO RIGHT TO THE SHOWER. OH MAN , DID SHOWERING AND SHAVING FEEL GOOD.

 TOO TIRED TO MAKE ANYTHING TO EAT SO I HAVE A HALF OF TURKEY SANDWICH MY KID BOUGHT YESTERDAY. I ICED 2 BEERS AND THEY WERE AWESOME.

 TALK TO WHEELS AND SHE HAS SETTLED IN NICELY. SHE FORGOT THIS WEEKEND WAS MEMORIAL DAY SO SHE WAS HAPPY TO KNOW SHE HAS A HALF DAY TOMORROW AND OFF MONDAY. HER CO-WORKERS MUST OF THOUGHT SHE WAS A REAL GO-GETTER BY SETTING UP APPOINTMENTS FOR TOMORROW AND MONDAY. ANYWAY , SO......WHY NOT JOIN SOME CONDO OWNERS IN THE PARKING LOT FOR BEVERAGES.  SHE UPDATES ME ON BEACH STUFF AND NEWS.

  I HAVE MY DAY OLD SANDWICH AND 2 ICED BEERS.  THE PUP LAYS NEXT TO ME AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. THEY WERE VERY GOOD. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS I HAD TO RE-WATCH THE 2ND EPISODE BECAUSE I FELL ASLEEP FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. IT WAS 8:15PM AND I FELL ASLEEP. YEP......I WAS THAT TIRED.

 OFF TO BED AND I FORCE MYSELF TO STAY AWAKE TO 11PM. I WATCH HOGAN'S HEROES AND TWO AND A HALF MEN.

 UP AT 1AM , 3:30AM , AND THAN 5:30AM. I DECIDE TO JUST GET UP AND START THE DAY BY WALKING AND FEEDING THE PUP.

  FRIDAY     5 - 22 - 20

 WELP.........IT'S 3AM. I WAS ALREADY UP AT 1:30AM. GUESS I'LL WALK THE PUP.

  SOMETHING I WILL TRY FOR THE FUTURE A LITTLE MORE.  SINCE MY SLEEP HABITS ABSOLUTELY BLOW I TRIED TO GO BACK TO BED AT 9AM. I WAS ALREADY UP FOR OVER 5 HOURS. TO MY SURPRISE I SLEPT UNTIL 12:15PM. I WAS CONTENT IN A GETTING THIS 3 HOUR SLEEP IN. I ALSO THOUGHT , " COOL , IT'S TIME FOR LUNCH. "

  AND THE RAINS CAME.........I WOULD OF LIKED MY STAIN / SEALER TO DRY MAYBE ANOTHER 6 HOURS BUT IT WAS NOT HAPPENING.  I MOVED ALL PAINTED FURNITURE BACK TO OUR PATIO , TOOK SOME PICTURES WITH THE PUP IN THEM , AND SENT THEM TO WHEELS & THE KIDS. THEY ALL REALLY LIKED THE FINAL PRODUCT. OH , THE RAIN WAS BEADING ON THE FURNITURE SO THE SEALER WAS DOING IT'S JOB.

  WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ? I WALK THE PUP AROUND THE HOUSE WHEN IT STOPPED RAINING.  SHE GOES RIGHT UP TO A DEAD ANIMAL TO SNIFF IT OUT. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS DEAD SO I PULLED BACK ON THE LEASH. THESE ANIMALS ARE KNOWN FOR FAKING DEATH. BUT , IT WAS DEFINITELY DEAD. I SENT A PICTURE TO MY FAMILY OF AN OPOSSUM.

  NO WORK OUTSIDE WITH ALL THIS RAIN. I DID NOTICE I MUST HAVE BLOWN OUT A SEAL WHEN POWER WASHING THE SHOWER STALL. WATER FORMED DOWN THE BASEMENT ON TOP OF A PLASTIC BIN LID. TODAY I CAULKED IT AND RAN A FAN FOR ABOUT 8 HOURS TO DRY THE NEW SEALS.

 CALLED MY PARENTS TO CHECK ON THEM. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES UNTIL MY MOM SAID , " I REALLY HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. I ACTUALLY HAD TO GO WHEN YOU CALLED. "

  THE RAIN STOPPED BRIEFLY SO I DECIDED TO BBQ. I CHOPPED UP EXTRA ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS , THAN SAUTÉED THEM , AND THAN GRILLED 2 BURGERS. I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS TWO OF THE BEST BBQ ONION / MUSHROOM / CHEESE BURGERS I HAD THAT I CAN REMEMBER.

 WHEN I AM SITTING IN MY OFFICE CHAIR THE PUP JUMPS ON ME 3 TIMES IN A ROW. I PUT HER PAWS ON MY LEG TO STABILIZE HER. WE SMELL EACH OTHER'S NOSES AND I SAY TO HER , " WHAT ? WHAT DO YOU WANT ? THE DOG REALLY HAS ALOT OF PERSONALITY. TODAY , I ACTUALLY SAID TO HER , " I LOVE YOU.......NOW GET THE HELL OFF MY LEG. "

 I SPENT SOME TIME RE-ORGANIZING MY PUNCH LIST. SIX PIECES OF PAPER INTO 1 NOW.

 THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY TV SHOWS THAT MAKE YOU JUMP FROM YOUR SEAT AND WATCH THE REST FROM THE EDGE.  TODAY I WATCHED ANOTHER 4 EPISODES OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. THEY WERE EXCELLENT.  AGAIN , I DID NOT LIKE ZOMBIE SHOWS AT ALL UNTIL MY BROTHER SAID TO GIVE THE WALKING DEAD A  CHANCE. HE TELLS ME , " THE ZOMBIES ARE NOT THE BAD PEOPLE......HUMANS ARE. " HE WAS RIGHT. I AM REALLY LIKING MY ROKU EXPRESS.

  THERE ARE THINGS THAT DO BOTHER ME ABOUT THE WALKING DEAD SHOWS. HERE ARE SOME:

 - " STAY IN THE CAR I WILL BE RIGHT BACK " - THEY GET OUT OF THE CAR.

 - " EVERYONE STAY WITHIN EYE SIGHT OF ME " - ONE PERSON ALWAYS WONDERS OFF.

  - " DON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE " - ONE PERSON ALWAYS LEAVES THE HOUSE.

 HOOKED MY BROTHER UP WITH MORE MULCH TODAY.

  I FOUND OUT MY COMPUTER ACTUALLY HAS AN APP TO LET ME SIGN DOCUMENTS. DO YOU KNOW HOW F'N LONG IT TOOK ME TO FIGURE THIS OUT ?

 BY 11PM I WAS PRETTY TIRED. I HEARD THE PUP GO INTO ANOTHER BEDROOM AND JUMP ON A BED. I THOUGHT , " OK COOL. I WILL GET MY BED TO MYSELF TONIGHT. " NOT 10 MINUTES LATER , THE PUP COMES FLYING IN AND JUMPS ON MY BED. WE PLAYED AND WRESTLED FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

 TALKED TO WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST AND GOT UPDATES FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEASHORE.

 IN MY GARAGE AGAIN. I ALMOST STARTED CONSOLIDATING THINGS AND FILL MY UTILITY TRAILER BUT DECIDED NOT TOO BECAUSE THE PUP WAS IN THE HOUSE BY HERSELF. I DID FIND AN ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW IN PERFECT CONDITION. I LIKE WORKING IN MY GARAGE WHEN IT IS RAINING OUT.

 I WAS RE-READING MY " GREATEST SPORTS MEMORIES " BLOG FROM A WEEK AGO. MAN , DO I SUCK AT SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION. I DID SOME EDITING AGAIN. THEY WERE PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE AND I REALLY TREASURED THEM. BUT , IN THIS FAMILY , YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN VERY QUICKLY. I HAVE ONE FAMILY MEMBER WHO CRITICIZED " MY FACTS " OF THE STORIES. HE'S PRETTY SARCASTIC ON OTHER SUBJECTS IN GROUP TEXTS TOO. IN THIS FAMILY YOU NEED THICK SKIN. UNFORTUNATELY , WE HAVE THIN SKIN. 

 A MALE BLACK BEAR WAS PHOTOGRAPHED IN OUR PRIVATE POCONO FACEBOOK GROUP.  ANOTHER COOL PICTURE WAS A BABY CUB IN A TREE FACING THE PERSON SHOOTING THE CAMERA FROM A 2ND FLOOR WINDOW. THE PERSON CALLED THE LITTLE BEAR A PEEPING TOM.

  I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT WATCHING HOGAN'S HEROES. I HAVE NO IDEA THE FASCINATION I HAVE WITH THIS TV SHOW FROM OVER 50 YEARS AGO. THE ACTING IS BAD AND THE JOKES ARE OKAY AT BEST. ALL I KNOW I REALLY WOULD OF LIKED TO HAVE A BEER WITH SHULTZ.

 OH MY GOD THIS PUP KEEPS JUMPING ON ME. SHE JUST STARES AT ME. IT MIGHT BE TIME TO GET A 2ND ROUND OF SLEEP IN. TIME........5AM. I KNOW SHE WANTS FOOD THOUGH.

  SATURDAY      5 - 23 - 20

 DOESN'T FEEL LIKE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.......NOT EVEN CLOSE. I DO RESPECT ALL OUR ARMED FORCES TREMENDOUSLY........BOTH PAST AND PRESENT.

  ALOT OF RAIN TODAY SO I DECIDED TO TRY TO FIX MY WEBCAM AND TEST ZOOM. I HAVE 2 PROBLEMS WITH MY OLDER LAPTOP.

  FIRST - THIS WAS SOLVED BY A RADIO HOST. WE TEXTED BACK AND FORTH AND RESOLVED THE MICROPHONE ISSUE. USING ZOOM TESTING FEATURE I WAS ABLE TO ACCESS BOTH SOUND AND MICROPHONE. OKAY....THIS IS GOOD.

 SECOND - MY WEBCAM CAMERA IS LIKE THE MOVIE PREDATOR.  EVERYTHING IS INFRARED AND DISTORTED. I RESOLVED ABOUT 60% BY USING A BACKGROUND STILL PICTURE OF ME STANDING NEXT TO MY MOTORCYCLE. BUT STILL , MY VIDEO WAS PREDATOR-LIKE.....BLOW. I SPENT OVER AN HOUR GOOGLING INFORMATION BUT CAN NOT RESOLVE IT.  I MUST OF USED THE ZOOM TEST 50 TIMES. I EVEN DID 2 ZOOM MEETINGS WITH FAMILY. THE GOOD IS I HAVE SOUND ,  MICROPHONE , AND CAN SEE WHOEVER IS IN THE MEETING. THE BAD IS THE PERSON WATCHING SEES ME IN A STILL PICTURE NEXT TO A MOTORCYCLE  AND AN ARNOLD-LIKE BEING  VIA PREDATOR TECHNOLOGY.

 MORE BAD NEWS - OUR JEEP SEEMS TO HAVE SERIOUS OIL LEAKS......NICE. A WHOLE WEEK GOES BY TOO. IT'S KINDA HOW MY LUCK ROLLS.

 WALKED THE PUP , HAD BREAKFAST ( MUSHROOM / EGG OMELET ) , AND WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD......AGAIN VERY GOOD TO ALMOST EXCELLENT.

  SICK OF BEING INSIDE AND THE RAIN STOPPED SO I HEAD OUT TO THE GARAGE. I PUT THE PUP ON THE RUNNER AND I START RE-RE-ORGANIZING THE GARAGE. OF COURSE , THE RAIN STARTS BACK UP AND THE PUP JOINS ME IN THE GARAGE. I USE A CIRCULAR SAW TO CUT UP OLD WOOD PALLETS FROM 15 YEARS AGO. I CLEAR PART OF A WALL AND MOVE & SECURE A SHELVING UNIT THERE. I SWEEP AND ORGANIZE SOME TOOLS ALONG WITH FINDING THINGS. I TRY TO RE-RE-ORGANIZE ANYTHING I FIND. IN ABOUT 1 HOUR I FILLED MY UTILITY TRAILER. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS......I HAVE NOTHING TO PULL IT WITH. I WONDER IF I COULD MACGYVER MY MOTORCYCLE TO PULL THE TRAILER ?

 IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE A GARAGE WITH NO LEAKS AND I CAN EASILY MOVE AROUND IN IT.

  THE RAIN SLOWS DOWN AND I HEAD BACK INSIDE WITH THE PUP. ONE THING I NOTICE IS THE NEWLY STAINED/SEALED PATIO FURNITURE IS REPELLING THE RAIN WATER NICELY.

  I POKE AROUND ON MY COMPUTER FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES. I ALSO CHASE THE CRAZY DOG AROUND THE HOUSE ALONG WITH PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK. THE PUP IS A NUT JOB BUT VERY ENTERTAINING.

 THE PUP CAN BE TOTALLY ASLEEP. I MOVE TO ANOTHER ROOM AND 5 SECONDS LATER SHE COMES IN.

 AROUND 5PM I TALKED TO WHEELS AND THE KIDS.

 FOR DINNER I HEAT UP SOME LEFTOVER GNOCCHI'S AND MEATBALLS.

 THE SUN FINALLY COMES OUT AND I ACTUALLY CONTEMPLATE PAINTING OUTSIDE BUT IT IS TOO LATE AND I AM TOO FAT.

  I SETTLE IN AND WATCH DISNEY PLUS WITH MY ROKU EXPRESS. I WATCH THE LAST 30 MINUTES OF AVENGERS:ENDGAME. IT WAS GOOD. THE MOVIE IS OVER 3 HOURS.  I STOPPED WATCHING IT LAST MONTH ABOUT 2 1/2  HOURS IN SO FINISHED IT TONIGHT. POOR IRON MAN AND HOT GREEN CHICK.

 STICKING WITH DISNEY PLUS I DECIDE TO WATCH STAR WARS : THE LAST JEDI. I AM A FAN OF THE STAR WARS MOVIES BUT NOT FANATICAL. I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS MOVIE WAS ENTERTAINING. IT HAD ACTION , REVENGE , SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARANCES , HEART WARMING MOMENTS ( I TEARED UP ) , JUBILATION ( WHEN THE GOOD GUYS ARMADA COMES I ACTUALLY RAISED MY ARM AND YELLED , " YEAHHHHHH !!! " ) , AND SOME COOL SCENES. OVERALL , I THOUGHT THE LAST JEDI WAS GOOD.

  OFF TO BED TO WIND DOWN IN MY ROOM. I GO BACK AND FORTH FROM TWO AND A HALF MEN TO RIDICULOUSNESS.

  NOT THE BEST SLEEP BUT NOT THE WORST. A THING THAT I FOUND A LITTLE AMUSING WAS I FELT SOME MOVEMENT ON MY BED AND THAN A TOUCH ON MY BACK. I THOUGHT , " AWW MAN , THIS DOG IS SO CUTE. SHE IS NUZZLING UP TO ME. " ABOUT 5 MINUTES LATER I TURNED SLIGHTLY TO SEE IT WAS ACTUALLY HER BACK FOOT TOUCHING ME WHILE SHE STRETCHED THE OPPOSITE WAY.

  SUNDAY       5 - 24 - 20

  AND SO IT BEGINS.......THE BIG PROJECT.

  IT FIGURES , WE ARE LETTING SOMEONE USE OUR NETFLIX ACCOUNT SO WE CAN USE THEIR HULU ACCOUNT. WELL , THEIR HULU WAS NOT PAID AND NOW I HAVE NO ACCESS TO IT. OF COURSE I START FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AND NOW I HAVE CAN'T WATCH IT ANYMORE.........DAMN IT !!

 THE MORNING WAS CHILLY AND OVERCAST SO I WAITED UNTIL THE AFTERNOON TO START MY BIG PROJECT. IN THE MEAN TIME I PLAYED WITH THE PUP , MADE CHOCOLATE PANCAKES ( AT 7AM ) , AND DID SOME COMPUTER STUFF.  I DID NOT EAT AGAIN UNTIL 7PM. 

  HERE IS THE PROJECT.

  SO , LAST WEEK I SAW MY BROTHER'S HOUSE HE JUST PAINTED. THE EXTERIOR IS SIDING AND BRICK AND HE PAINTED OVER IT.  I REALLY LIKE HIS GREY COLOR HE PICKED. IT LOOKS FANTASTIC SO I THOUGHT......WHY NOT PAINT OUR HOUSE ? OH MAN, THIS IS SUCH A BIG PROJECT FOR A 300 POUND FAT GUY. 

  LET THE PAINTING BEGIN. HERE'S HOW IT WENT :

 - 2 DAYS AGO I DROVE TO HOME DEPOT AND GOT PAINT. I WAS LEANING ON THE GREY MY BROTHER'S HOUSE IS. WHEELS WANTED THE COLOR OF OUR FRONT DOOR WHICH IS BLUE. TRY TO GUESS WHICH COLOR I GOT ?

 - I HAVE 10 WALLS TO PAINT ON OUR HOUSE.  SOME ARE ACCESSIBLE AND SOME ARE NOT SO ACCESSIBLE.

 - I GET TARPS , LADDERS , RADIO , AND ANY TOOLS NEEDED TO BEGIN PAINTING.  I DECIDE TO FIRST DO A HARDER WALL TO PAINT AND THAN IF I CONTINUE DO EASIER ONES LATE AFTERNOON.

 - THE FIRST WALL OVER THE PATIO NEEDS SOME HARD SCRAPING AND IT IS SLIGHTLY DIFFICULT GET TO THE WALL BEING PAINTED BECAUSE OF THE PITCH OF THE ROOF. I BRING TARPS UP , A WET/DRY VAC , AND A METAL HAIRED BRISTLE BRUSH. I BEGIN SCRAPING AND USE THE WET/DRY VAC TO SUCK UP 100'S OF SIDING PIECES. I ALSO OPEN A 2ND FLOOR WINDOW AND TURN ON A FAN. THE SUN WAS HOT AND SO WAS SITTING ON THE SHINGLES.

 - I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE COLOR AND HOW FAR ONE OF MY GALLONS OF PAINT WILL GO. THIS EXTERIOR SATIN CALLED " PLANETARIUM " BY GLIDDEN IS A DEEPER BLUE THAN THE CURRENT LIGHT SKY BLUE ON THE HOUSE NOW. IT IS A GLIDDEN PRODUCT WHICH IS THE CHEAPIE BUT I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED ON HOW IT SPREADS AND LOOKS. I SPEND ABOUT 3 HOURS AND FINISH 1 WALL OF 10.  IT REALLY MAKES OUR HOUSE " POP ". MAYBE TOO MUCH " POP " I THOUGHT WHEN I LATER RODE MY MOTORCYCLE BY IT.

 - I START A 2ND SMALLER WALL TO PAINT. MOST OF THE WALLS I AM PAINTING ARE SHAPED LIKE TRIANGLES. I NEEDED TO REMOVE A DOWNSPOUT FIRST AND SOME TRASHCANS BELOW. ANOTHER THING I AM LOSING TIME WITH IS DRIPS. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW SOME TINY DROPLETS ARE FALLING AND THAN THE WIND ( I ASSUME ) BLOWS THEM BACK ONTO MY NEW SIDING. I WOULD PAINT FOR 30 MINUTES , THAN USE WD40 WITH A RAG TO CLEAN DROPLETS , AND THAN GO BACK TO PAINTING. JESUS , WHAT A PROCESS GOING UP AND DOWN LADDERS.  I FINISH THIS 2ND WALL IN ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 - I REALLY CONTEMPLATE ON WHETHER I WANT TO START A 3RD WALL. I AM FIGHTING AND PLAYING WITH THE PUP TO KEEP HER OCCUPIED AND IT IS 4:30PM. MY ENERGY LEVEL IS LOW AND I HAVEN TO EATEN SINCE 7AM.  BUT , I DECIDE TO FORGE THROUGH AND PAINT A 3RD TRIANGULAR WALL. I MOVE LADDERS AND TARPS AROUND THE HOUSE AND START. MUSIC IS MY MOTIVATOR.........AND LATER.......A BBQ WITH COLD BEERS. I FINISH THE 3RD WALL. SO OUT OF 10 EXTERIOR HOUSE WALLS TODAY I FINISHED 3.

 - I BEGIN PLAYING WITH THE PUP WHILE CLEANING UP. I PUT MY BRUSH IN A PLASTIC SANDWICH BAG AND FREEZE IT. A PAINTER ONCE TOLD ME I COULD DO THIS TO SAVE THE BRUSH. I WILL DEFROST IT TOMORROW AND SEE IF IT WORKS.

 - I PUT THE PUP ON THE CHAIN , TEXT PICTURES TO ABOUT 20 FRIENDS & FAMILY , AND TAKE A NICE HOT SHOWER & SHAVE.

  AFTER MY SHOWER , I GO DOWN MY BASEMENT TO SEE IF MY CAULK SEALS HELD FROM ME POWER WASHING OUR SHOWER STALL LAST WEEK. I AM SAD TO SEE THEY DID NOT AS WATER ACCUMULATED IN A PLASTIC BIN LID I PLACED UNDER THE SHOWER DRAIN 2 DAYS AGO.......BLOW.

  ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS TEXT ME BACK SAYING HOW AWESOME , NICE , AND GREAT THE NEW HOUSE PAINT LOOKS......EXCEPT ONE. HEY 19 OUT OF 20 IS A VERY GOOD PERCENTAGE.

 PUT THE PUP IN THE CRATE , GRAB MY BACK PACK MY YOUNGEST WAS USING FOR SCHOOL , AND TAKE THE MOTORCYCLE FOR A RIDE TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE FOR BEERS AND BBQ. IT WAS A NICE RIDE AND I WAS SO PLEASED MY GEAR SHIFTING THAT WAS " STICKING " LAST WEEK SHIFTED EASILY TODAY. I CAN TAKE THAT OFF MY PUNCH LIST TO LOOK AT.

 OH , I RIDE BY OUR HOUSE WHEN I WENT AROUND THE BLOCK AND BOY DOES OUR NEW HOUSE PAINT " POP " OUT. I THOUGHT , " MAYBE IT IS POPPING TOO MUCH ? "

 I ARRIVE AND ALL MY NEPHEWS ARE WAITING FOR ME ON THE STREET. THESE KIDS CRACK ME UP AND ARE A CONSTANT ENTERTAINMENT. WE SETTLE IN AND CHILL ON THE BACK DECK. BEERS , MIXED DRINKS ( JUST ONE ) , AND BBQ BURGERS & DOGS. I AM NOT TOO SURE WHAT IS BETTER THAN THIS.

 WE ALSO PLAYED " MARIO CARTS " Wii VIDEO GAMES. I AM SO BAD AT THIS. BUT IT WAS FUN AS WE GOT TO PLAY ON A TV MOVED OUTSIDE ON THE DECK. WE ALSO WATCHED TIGER , MICKELSON , BRADY , AND MANNING PLAY A CHARITY GOLF TOURNEY. THEY RAISED ALMOST 20 MILLION DOLLARS !!!

  I ALSO GOT TO SEE THE KIDS DANCE TO Wii GAMES. THESE KIDS ENTERTAINED ME TO NO END. THE YOUNGEST ONE , WHO ALWAYS SHIES AWAY , WAS A COMPLETE 180 CHANGE. WE THINK THE PANDEMIC HELPED THIS KID WITH BEING AROUND HIS OLDER BROTHERS AND PARENTS 24/7. ALSO , SEEING ANYONE BUT THEM WAS A VERY WELCOMED SIGHT......FOR HIM AT LEAST. HE WAS ALL OVER ME , PLAYED THE DANCING GAME ( HILARIOUS ) , AND TALKED TO ME THE WHOLE TIME. THIS 4 YEAR OLD KID WAS SO FUNNY AS HE CALLED ME NAMES ( JOKINGLY OF COURSE - SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT ) THE WHOLE TIME........UNCLE CHRIS HAS A FAT HAIR , UNCLE CHRIS HAS A FAT SWEAT JACKET , UNCLE CHRIS HAS A FAT EARS , UNCLE CHRIS HAS A FAT HEAD. OK , YOU GET THE IDEA. I FINALLY SAY , " HEY , SAY SOMETHING NICE THAT IS " RIGHT " AND NOT " WRONG ". IS THERE ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT ME ? " HIS BROTHER SAYS , " YOUR MOUSTACHE LOOKS LIKE A MUSTANG " I REPLY , THE HORSE OR CAR ? ". HE RESPONDS , " THE CAR ".  I REPLY , " I'LL TAKE IT. "

 LATER , WITH SOME COAXING FROM DAD TO SAY SOMETHING NICE , MY YOUNGEST NEPHEW SAYS , " UNCLE CHRIS IS AWESOME ".  THREE SECONDS LATER ANOTHER NEPHEW AND HIS BROTHER SAYS , " OH MAN, I SAY THAT ALL THE TIME. "

 MY COUSIN STOPPED OVER WHICH IS ALWAYS FUN TO SEE.

 SO WE DO VIRTUAL HUGS AND I RIDE OUT. I STOP AT THE NAIL TO CHECK ON IT AND THE MAIL.

 THE BIKE RIDES AND SHIFTS REALLY WELL AND I GET HOME. BOY WAS THE PUP HAPPY TO SEE ME.  I WALK HER AND WE SETTLE IN TOGETHER. I GO TO WATCH HULU AND FIND OUT THE SUBSCRIPTION WAS NOT PAID THIS MONTH SO IT WAS CANCELED. I TALK TO MY ELDEST AND SHE SAYS MOST LIKELY HER FRIEND DID NOT PAY IT. YEP.....6 BUCKS A MONTH AND IT CANCELS. THERE IS A CHANCE I MAY ORDER IT.

 I TEXT A RENTER'S CO-WORKER FOR A MOUNTAIN HOUSE PAYMENT STILL NOT RECEIVED. YEP......ME CHASING FOR THE 4TH TIME IN 2 WEEKS. I ALSO PLAY AN INTERNET GAME OF SCRABBLE. IT WAS FUN AS I WON ON THE LAST PLAY. MY LAST 2 GAMES I LOST. ONE PLAYER THANKED ME FOR SUCH A GOOD GAME. I WAS GRACIOUS IN MY LOSS AND WROTE BACK, " ANYTIME ASSHOLE." ........JUST KIDDING.

  I WATCH A COUPLE EPISODES OF RIDICULOUSNESS. THIS SHOW STARTED IN 2011 AND HAS 17 SEASONS UNDER ITS BELT. IT IS FUN TO WATCH.....EXCEPT THE GROSS PARTS. ONE SHOW I WATCHED ONLY BECAUSE SARA JEAN UNDERWOOD WAS THE GUEST. JESUS CHRIST THIS GIRL IS SOOOOOOOO F'N SMOKING HOT. SHE IS A FORMER PLAYBOY MODEL WHO WON PLAYMATE OF THE MONTH AND YEAR.

 OFF TO BED AND SETTLE IN WITH JUST 15 MINUTES MORE OF TV. THE PUP IS IN THE MAIN ROOM SLEEPING ON THE COUCH. I TURN OFF MY TV AND GET COMFORTABLE. NOT 2 MINUTES LATER , THE PUP JUMPS ON MY BED AND SNUGGLES NEXT TO ME. THIS WAS A GOOD WAY TO END THIS DAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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