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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      11 - 8 - 20

 THE WEATHER JUST CONTINUES TO BE GORGEOUS AND THERE ARE STILL A TON OF PEOPLE HERE......AND ASS.

  WE TAKE A BIKE RIDE THE LENGTH OF THE BOARDWALK AND THAN ANOTHER 3/4 OF A MILE TO THE EDGE OF WILDWOOD CREST. I FELT BAD FOR WHEELS FOR HER ASS WAS HURTING BIG TIME. IT'S THE FIRST TIME SHE WAS ON A BIKE IN A LONG TIME. I GAVE HERE MY GEL SEAT AND MASSAGED HER ASS WHEN WE GO BACK HOME.......WITH MY COCK. WE TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE AND STOPPED A COUPLE OF TIMES TO CHILL ON A BENCH AND JUST ENJOY NATURE. WILDWOOD CREST IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL.

  I AM ONLY JOKING ABOUT MASSAGING WHEELS' ASS WITH MY COCK. I USED MY BALLS TOO. MAN , HOW DO WOMAN EVER SEE ANYTHING GOOD ON A GUY'S BODY ? JESUS , WE ARE HAIRY ( UNLESS YOU GET A BRAZILIAN ) , SMELLY , HAVE A RUBBER BONE-LIKE THING THAT PROTRUDES OUT AND TOTALLY INVADES YOUR PERSONAL SPACE , AND SHOOTS STUFF AT YOU. WHAT WOMAN IN HER RIGHT MIND WANTS THIS ?

 BACK HOME WE WALK THE PUP ALONG THE BEACH AND GO TO THE DOG PARK. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. OF COURSE  WE STOPPED SO PEOPLE CAN SAY HELLO TO CRAZY MAZE. THE DOG PARK WAS A BLAST EXCEPT FOR ONE DOG WHO GOT MAD AT MAZE FOR BEING A NUDGE. THE OWNER ACTUALLY HAD TO PICK UP HIS DOG OVER HIS SHOULDER AND HE LEFT. HIS DOG WAS NOT TOO FRIENDLY TO MAZE....THAN AGAIN MAZE CAN BE AN ASSHOLE.

 WALK BACK VIA THE BEACH AND THERE ARE STILL ALOT OF PEOPLE ENJOYING THE BEACH. A FAIR AMOUNT OF CARS AND FISHERMEN TOO.

   PFIZER AND BIOnTECH ANNOUNCED A VACCINE HAS BEEN 90% AFFECTIVE AGAINST COVID - 19. THIS IS A HUGE SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT OVER THE PREVIOUS NOT TOO AFFECTIVE MILK AND VITAMIN D VACCINE.  NOW , HOW DO WE VACCINATE 330 MILLION PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY ?.........TWICE PROBABLY.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL FOR ALITTLE BIT. I ACTUALLY NAP FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. WE WALK TO THE BEACH WITH CHAIRS AND THE PUP AND WATCH THE SUN SET OVER OUR NEIGHBORING AMERICAN INN MOTEL.

  FAMILY STOPS BY AND WE HEAD TO DINNER AT THE INLET.  THIS TIME ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WERE THERE AND ONE DICKHEAD COWGIRL FAN. THANK GOODNESS THE STEELERS CAME BACK AND WON. WE SHARED A CHICKEN SANDWICH , CHICKEN PARMIGIANA PLATTER , AND FISH & CHIPS. OUR FOOD WAS GOOD AS ALWAYS AND SO WAS OUR WAITRESS STACY. WHEELS AND I TREATED ON THE $200 BILL. I REALLY THINK WE HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM.

  CONGRATS TO THE UNION SOCCER TEAM FOR WINNING THE LEAGUE AND CUP. NOW......TO THE PLAYOFFS.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL WITH A NIGHTCAP AND WATCH WHO'S LINE IS IT ANYWAY ( JESUS COLIN MONTGOMERY'S FACE JUST MAKES US LAUGH ) AND WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE. WE END THE NIGHT WATCHING AN EXCELLENT SHOW CALLED AWAY. I THINK WHEELS CRIED 3 TIMES.....ME TWICE.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD WITH THE PUP. SHE REALLY IS BECOMING MY BEST FRIEND.

 ON A VERY SAD NOTE ALEX TREBEK PASSED AWAY. JUST LAST WEEK HE WAS ON STAGE FILMING JEOPARDY. HE REALLY SEEMED LIKE A VERY GOOD PERSON.

  MONDAY     11 - 9 - 20

  ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT INDIAN SUMMER DAY. TOMORROW HIGH TEMPS COULD TIE OR BEAT RECORD WARMTH.  IT IS SO CALMING WALKING THE BEACHES WITH THE OCEAN WAVES AND SOUNDS.

  TO THE DOG PARK IS ON THE DAILY SCHEDULE. WE MET " SCOUT " , " BAILEY ",  AND " ZEUS " ( BIG 7 MONTH NEW FOUNDLAND ) ALONG WITH OTHER PUPS. ALMOST ALL DOGS WERE UNDER 2 YEARS OLD. I TOOK PICTURES AND VIDEOS AND SENT THEM TO THE KIDS.

  WALK BACK ALONG THE BEACH PICKING UP SEA SHELLS AND TALKING TO PEOPLE WITH OTHER DOGS. I JUST CAN'T GET OVER THIS MAGNIFICENT WEATHER IN NOVEMBER. MOST LIKELY THIS WILL BE THE LAST BEFORE WINTER COMES.

 WHEELS WORKING EXTREMELY HARD WITH MEETINGS AND PREPPING FOR A PRESENTATION TOMORROW. I FEEL BAD I CAN'T HELP IN ANY CAPACITY.

  WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

  NEW JERSEY CREATES A MANDATE THAT ALL BARS MUST CLOSE INDOOR SEATING AND SERVING AT 10PM. FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN I MAKE IT EARLIER.  BARS WERE ABSOLUTELY PACKED THIS WEEKEND. MOST PEOPLE WENT HOME.

 DOING IT RIGHT.....THE CREST TAVERN. I HAVE NOT BEEN HERE IN A WHILE BUT THEY HAD VERY NICE OUTDOOR SEATING WITH AMBIANCE LIGHTING , HEATERS , AND DECORATIONS. WE BLEW THIS OFF ONLY BECAUSE NO ONE WAS THERE. WE SAT AT THE BAR WITH PLASTIC SHIELDS SEPARATING THE BAR TOP EVERY 6 FEET. THIS MADE US FEEL COMFORTABLE. EVERYONE WORE MASKS WHICH IS A GOOD RESPONSIBLE THING TO DO SO WE SAT AT THE BAR. WE ORDERED ROASTED PORK SANDWICH WITH PROVOLONE AND ITALIAN SHRIMP PARMIGIANO. I THOUGHT THE ROAST PORK WAS VERY GOOD AND THE SHRIMP DISH OKAY. OUR BARTENDER TARA WAS NICE. BY THE TIME WE LEFT 10 PEOPLE CAME IN SO WE TIMED THIS GOOD. MORE CARS WERE PULLING UP AS WE LEFT THE PARKING LOT. THIS TELLS YOU ONE THING......THE CREST TAVERN HAS GOOD FOOD AND PRICING.

 CRUISE HOME SLOWLY AND I THINK I WANT TO HAVE DAIRY QUEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL YEAR. I FEEL THIS BE NICE SO WE HEAD THERE. DAIRY QUEEN WAS CLOSED. AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS PRETTY MUCH THE STORY OF MY LIFE.

 BACK HOME I WALK THE PUP AND WE SETTLE IN. WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF AWAY. ALL WERE EXCELLENT. WHEN YOU YELL AT THE TV SCREEN ON WHAT CHARACTERS ARE DOING.....THAT MEANS THE WRITING AND ACTORS ARE EXCELLENT.

 I DID FALL ASLEEP SO I HAVE TO RE-WATCH A LITTLE BIT OF THE ENDING OF ONE AWAY.

 OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. I AM JUST SO TIRED AROUND 10PM. 

  TUESDAY    11 - 10 - 20

  $500 FOR $50,000 ? WOULD YOU DO IT ?.............I DIDN'T. WORSE ......FUCKING LUCK......EVER. IT WILL BE THE LAST FUCKING PAINFUL STORY.

 ANOTHER PICTURE PERFECT DAY AND IT WAS TOO WARM. WALKING ON THE BEACH I ACTUALLY WAS SWEATING.

 WATCHED THE SUNRISE WITH THE PUP AND TOOK PICTURES AGAIN. I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE.

 TAKE THE PUP TO THE DOG PARK. THE FIRST HOUR WAS GOOD AND CRAZY MAZE PLAYED WITH 3 OTHER DOGS. THEY LEFT AND A LADY BROUGHT IN A SMALLER DOG TO THE BIG DOG SIDE. OF COURSE MAZE ROLLED HER LITTLE DOG TWICE. SHE TRIED TO CALM MAZE DOWN......SO I GOT MAZE AND WE LEFT. I MUMBLED SHE WAS AN ASSHOLE WHEN LEAVING.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT. I DO SOME ODD JOBS.

 TAKE A BIKE RIDE ALONG THE BOARDS. IT IS ALMOST TOO WARM OUT BUT I HAVE MY HEADPHONES ON AND LED ZEPPELIN'S " MOBY DICK " IS PLAYING. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ZEP TUNES ESPECIALLY RIGHT AFTER THE LONG 15 MINUTE DRUM SOLO BY JOHN HENRY BONHAM. JUST AS THE DRUM SOLO IS ABOUT TO END AND THE SUPER COOL , HIGH ENERGY , MY FAVORITE PART , LEAD GUITAR JIMMY PAGE COMES IN ANNNNNNND............MY BATTERIES DIE.

 AT HOME I WATCH THE WALKING DEAD : WORLD BEYOND. IT WAS GOOD.

 I SPEND OVER AN HOUR CLEANING , LOADING , FIXING , AND PREPPING FOR DEPARTURE. IT WAS TIME TO ROLL OUT.

 WE STOP AT WAWA AND GET SANDWICHES FOR THE KIDS.

 BY 7:30PM WE ARE IN CENTER CITY VISITING OUR YOUNGEST. WE TALK FOR A WHILE AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL OUT. HER 2 STREETS OUR TREE LINED AND THE LEAVES CHANGING COLORS IS BEAUTIFUL. A TON OF PEOPLE WALKING DOGS SO MAZE GOT TO SAY HELLO. ALSO , SOME ASS WAS OUT TONIGHT....DAMN TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.

 I ASKED OUR ELDEST 3 TIMES TO PICK ME UP A BOX OF STUFF VIA FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. SHE DIDN'T SO WHEELS AND I TOOK A 5 MINUTE RIDE TO GET SHAVING CREAM , BAY OIL , GLUE , STUFF FOR MAKING SLIME , AND MORE.....ALL FREE. THE ONLY REASON I DID THIS WAS I HAVE BEEN SHAVING WITH SOAP THE LAST WEEK AND SAW THIS WOMAN WAS GIVING AWAY ALOT OF IT. ALL NEW CANS SO WHY NOT ? YES , THIS IS BEING CHEAP AND THE LAST STORY WILL SHOW WHY BEING CHEAP CAN TOTALLY BACK FIRE.

 DURING THE RIDE WE TALK ABOUT SELLING THE NAIL AND ONE RENTAL PROPERTY. I AM FUCKING PAINED TO EVEN BRING THIS SUBJECT UP. THE COVID PANDEMIC IS CRUSHING ME.

 WE GET THE FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STUFF AND ARRIVE HOME. WE UNLOAD AND MAKE BEDS FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I FUCKING HATE LOADING AND UNLOADING SHIT.

 WE EAT OUR HOAGIES AND TALK TO OUR ELDEST. WE RE-WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT WITH OUR KID. THAN WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF AWAY. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO SLEEPING IN MY OWN BIG BED. I SLEPT HORRIBLE. I WAS UP AT LEAST 10 TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. I EVEN LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO 4 DIFFERENT TIMES.

 IN AN ABANDONED HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET I LOOK FOR STUFF I COULD USE AT OUR HOUSE. THERE HAS BEEN NO MOVEMENT IN THIS HOME FOR ABOUT 1 YEAR. I ENTER SLOWLY AND IMMEDIATELY SEE BLOOD ON THE FLOORS AND WALLS. THIS CAN'T BE GOOD. FURTHER SEARCHING I SEE 4 BODIES. ALL WERE KILLED PRETTY VIOLENTLY. I IMMEDIATELY CALL THE POLICE AND GO OUTSIDE FOR THEIR ARRIVAL. AFTER 45 MINUTES OF WAITING I GO BACK TO OUR HOUSE. ANOTHER 1 HOUR GOES BY AND THERE IS A KNOCK ON THE DOOR....IT'S THE POLICE. WE WALK OVER TO THE HOUSE AND IT HAS BEEN FULLY CLEANED. THE COPS AND MYSELF CAN NOT FIND ANY BLOOD , BODIES, OR WRONG DOINGS. I AM FREAKING OUT. WE WALK AROUND THE STREET TO THE BACK YARD AND SEE A PARKED CAR ON A HILL HALF FILLED WITH WATER. I CAN SEE A WOMAN UNDER WATER IN THE FRONT SEAT AND HER FACE IS WHITE & STILL WITH HER EYES OPEN. I IMMEDIATELY OPEN THE DOOR. THE WATER COMES RUSHING OUT AND SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE BACK SLOWLY FILTER OUT. THE POLICE ASK , " WHO DID THIS TO YOU ? " A MAN WHO CAN BARELY WALK AND GET OUT OF THE CAR REPLIES , " IT WAS WENDELL COW.........WENDELL COW DID IT. " THE OFFICER CALLS FOR AN APB AND KNOWS EXACTLY WHO THIS PERSON IS............dream ends.

 OUR FRIEND R.B. IS DRIVING WHEELS AND I TO A BANQUETTE. HE IS DRIVING US SO WE DO NOT  HAVE TO USE UBER. I KEEP ASKING OUR FRIEND , " WHAT DO YOU SAY ? " BOTH HE AND WHEELS SAY AT THE SAME TIME , " WHAT ARE TALKING ABOUT ? " I TELL THEM I KEEP HEARING VOICES SO MAYBE IT'S IN MY HEAD. NEITHER OF THEM BELIEVE ME. FINALLY I HAVE TO ANSWER WHOEVER IS BOTHERING ME. I KEEP ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS IN MY HEAD. I DON'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING OUT LOUD BECAUSE WHEELS AND OUR FRIEND WILL THINK I'M FAKING IT OR GOING CRAZY. FINALLY I'M PISSED AND YELL OUT , " IF YOU'RE REALLY REAL THAN UNZIP MY PANTS AND PULL OUT MY COCK !!! " WHEELS AND OUR FRIEND JUMP AND FREAK OUT. BOTH OF THEM SAY AT THE SAME TIME , " WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT !!??!! "

 CONTINUED -  I LAY ON MY BACK ACROSS WHEELS LAP AWKWARDLY AND SCREAM OUT , " GO AHEAD....FUCKING DO IT !!! "  A GREEN CYLINDER SHAPED OBJECT FLIES BEHIND OUR VEHICLE AND PASSES RIGHT THROUGH THE BACK WINDSHIELD. A LOW GREEN LIGHT ILLUMINATES THE BACK SEAT AND MY PANTS BEGIN TO UNBUCKLE AND MY FLY UNZIPS. WHEELS' FACE IS ASTONISHED AS MY COCK FLIPS OUT ( IT LOOKED REALLY BIG TOO ) . SHE SCREAMS , " OH MY GOD !!!! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN ????!!!! "............dream ends.

 OK , SO I AM DONE MY DREAM WRITING. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS SO FUCKING PAINFUL TO WRITE ABOUT. BACK IN MARCH WE ASKED OUR ACCOUNTANT TO FILE UNEMPLOYMENT FOR US AND ANY OTHER GRANTS WE COULD ACHIEVE DUE TO COVID-19. HE ROUTED ONE OF HIS EMPLOYEES TO US AND THE CHARGE WAS $500. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A LITTLE EXPENSE FOR 500 BUCKS. WITH THE NAIL BEING CLOSED AND NO MONEY COMING IN I TEXTED , MESSAGED , AND EMAILED OTHER FRIENDS AND BAR OWNERS. THEY ALL SAID IT WAS EASY TO FILE ONLINE VIA THE GOVERNMENT'S WEBSITE. SO , I DO IT ON MY OWN. OF COURSE WE NEVER GOT ANY MONEY EVEN THOUGH EVERY 2 WEEKS WE DID RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL THAT OUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN UPDATED AND PAID. EVERY TIME WE OPEN THE ACCOUNT........NO MONEY WAS IN THERE. FOR 9 MONTHS THIS GOES ON AND UP TO TODAY. I THINK ABOUT IT 100X TIMES A DAY THAT ALL OTHER OWNERS ARE GETTING HELP. IT FUCKING INFURIATES ME.

 CONTINUED - I TEXT MY ACCOUNTANT AND TELL HIM THE STORY. HE LEADS US TO THE WORKER WHO WANTED TO DO OUR FILING FOR $500 9 MONTHS AGO. HE TELLS US WE FILED WRONG. WE SHOULD OF FILED UNDER " EMPLOYEE " AND NOT " OWNER ". THOUGH WE RECEIVED A GOVERNMENT DEBIT CARD , NOTIFICATIONS , AND EMAILS SAYING MONEY HAS BEEN DEPOSITED ON THE CREDIT CARD IT WAS STILL FILED WRONGLY THUS MAKING IT VOID. TOTAL LOSS IS A 25K GRANT PLUS $600 A WEEK SINCE MARCH......ABOUT 50 GRAND. I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH AND ALMOST STARTED CRYING WHEN HE TOLD US THIS.

    WEDNESDAY      11 - 11 - 20

  SO WHAT MOOD WOULD YOU BE IN IF YOU LOST 50K ?

 I AM JUST SO SICK OF EVERYTHING AND ACTUALLY TOLD WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST I DON'T EVEN CARE IF I GET COVID AND DIE. WHEELS WOULD RE-MARRY THE DAY OF MY FUNERAL AND PROBABLY BRING THE GUY TO THE SERVICE. HE WOULD KNEEL AND SAY A PRAYER OVER ME THINKING , " WOW , HE STILL LOOKS FAT ".   MAYBE THEY CAN COLLECT THE 1 MILLION DOLLAR INSURANCE ON ME. THOUGH I AM SURE THERE IS A CLAUSE SAYING IF I WAS OVER 300 POUNDS IT CAN'T BE COLLECTED.

 SO I START MY SHITTY DAY.

 I BROUGHT OUR BASEMENT COFFEE TABLE TO THE SEASHORE. IT LOOKS GOOD AND I LIKE HAVING A 2ND TABLE THERE. TECHNICALLY , IT WAS ORIGINALLY THERE BUT NOW WE NEED A COFFEE TABLE FOR OUR BASEMENT. SO , I SEARCH FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. IN UNDER 15 MINUTES , I FOUND A BRAND NEW TABLE WITH 4 MARBLE INSERTS FOR FREE. IT IS REALLY NICE. AROUND 10AM , I DROVE TO UPPER DARBY AND PICKED IT UP. IT IS SO NICE WHEELS WOULD LIKE IT IN OUR MAIN TV ROOM. I ALSO DROVE BY A DAIRY QUEEN AND I DIDN'T STOP.........WHICH IS A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ME.

 I ALSO STOPPED AT THE NAIL TO CHECK ON MAIL AND BRING BEER HOME. I TALK TO A BAND MEMBER AND HE LIKE TO BOOK A SMALL SHOW HERE. I TELL HIM COVID CASES ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH ALONG WITH HOSPITALS BEING PACKED AT AN ALL TIME HIGH. HE TELLS ME , " BUT THE DEATH RATE IS NOT AS HIGH." I GUESS HE IS A TRUMP SUPPORTER. I TELL HIM I CAN NOT HAVE SHOWS IN GOOD CONSCIENCE. IF JUST ONE PERSON DIED THAT BE LIFE CHANGING HORRIBLE FOR ME. I WISH OUR PRESIDENT THOUGHT LIKE THAT.

 MY COUSIN POSTED HIS SON-IN-LAW'S SISTER DIED OF COVID-19. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG BLONDE.  I TRULY FEEL WE NEED A TOTAL SHUT DOWN AND GET THIS DAMN VACCINE MADE FOR MILLIONS IMMEDIATELY. I READ A 2ND COMPANY CAME OUT WITH A VACCINE TOO.

 AT HOME I SIT AT MY DESK AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO CONTACT THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICES. I TEXT OUR ACCOUNTANT WITH AN UPDATE.  DEEP DOWN I KNOW PEOPLE JUST DON'T CARE.

  DRIVE ACROSS STREET TO DROP OFF OUR TOYOTA RAV THAT NEEDS NEW TIRES. I TALK TO THE MECHANIC AND WANT TO FLIP FLOP WITH THE MAZDA JEEP I LEFT LAST WEEK. WELL , THE MAZDA NEEDS TIRES NOW AND IS NOT READY FOR INSPECTION. OH , AND HE SAID THE FRAME UNDERNEATH IS NOT LOOKING GOOD AND I SHOULD GET RID OF THE CAR IN ONE YEAR. THIS IS THE VEHICLE I USE TO PULL THE UTILITY TRAILER. I JUST LEAVE BOTH CARS THERE AND SAY TAKE AS LONG AS YOU LIKE I DON'T FUCKING CARE ANYMORE. I WALK HOME IN THE MIDDLE OF CONESTOGA ROAD HOPING A BEER TRUCK WOULD HIT ME.

 I CLEAN UP THE COFFEE TABLE AND THE MARBLE INSERTS. I BRING IT DOWN THE BASEMENT AND WATCH TV FOR ABOUT 90 MINUTES. I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF  THE WALKING DEAD : WORLD BEYOND. IT WAS VERY GOOD EXCEPT THE MAIN FEMALE LEAD IS 100 POUNDS OVER WEIGHT. HOW THE  HELL CAN YOU BE OVERWEIGHT POST APOCALYPSE ?

 MAKE A FACEBOOK POST ABOUT THE NAIL BEING OPEN BUT ALWAYS CALL FIRST.

 TOMORROW I WILL CONTACT DELCO STRONG AGAIN. MAYBE SOME ASSISTANCE CAN COME FROM THERE SINCE THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES THAT STEPPED UP........ALONG WITH TRYING TO CONTACT THE GOVERNMENT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL AT 5:30PM. I FIGURED I AM SITTING AROUND DOING DICK SO WHY NOT DO DICK AT THE NAIL ?

 THE RAIN COMES DOWN AND THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT OF WAS OUR ROOF LEAKING. I WAS APPRECIATIVE THAT MY ROOF PATCH I DID 2 MONTHS AGO HELD........NO LEAK.

 CONESTOGA ROAD IS SHUT DOWN DUE TO WORK ON THE BRIDGE. WHAT A FUCKING HASSLE. TRAFFIC ALL OVER THE PLACE. SO , STAY AWAY FROM CONESTOGA ROAD AND LANCASTER AVENUE.....BOTH BLOW.

 GOT A LEAD FOR A SIDE JOB TO PUT A VENT CAP BACK ON UNDER A SOFFIT. IT WOULD TAKE ABOUT 30 SECONDS TO DO.YEP........

 MY AUNTS WANT ME TO INSTALL A PULL BAR NEAR THEIR TOILET TO GET UP MORE EASILY AFTER POOPING. YEP.........

 I GET A CALL FROM ROSEMONT COLLEGE. THE GUY IS ASKING IF I LIKE TO BUY AN AD ON THEIR COLLEGE'S PAPER.  YEP.......

 YEP = NO OR DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING IT.

 I WATCH AN EPISODE OF DEADLIEST CATCH. THEY MENTION COVID AND PRICE DROPPING OF CRAB.

 LOST SEVERAL KEYS ON MY LAPTOP'S KEYBOARD. SO , I ADDED A 2ND KEYBOARD. ALWAYS FUCKING SOMETHING. FUNNY....ON DEADLIEST CATCH THE CAPTAIN'S KEYBOARD MALFUNCTIONS.

 BACK HOME I GET TO SEE OUR ELDEST FRIEND. SHE IS MY FAVORITE. OF COURSE MAZE RUNS OUT TO GREET HER OFF-LEASH. IT WAS FUN GETTING HER BACK IN.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF AWAY. IT WAS EXCELLENT. I DID FALL ASLEEP SO I NEED TO RE-WATCH ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 40 MINUTES OF IT.

 OFF TO BED HOPING I SLEEP BETTER THAN LAST NIGHT. MAYBE I WILL COUNT 50,000 SHEEP.

  THURSDAY      11 - 12 - 20

 TOMORROW IS FRIDAY THE 13TH.....JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 OVER $1,100 IN BILLS FOR 2 CAR INSPECTIONS AND A HAIR CUT.........JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 PICKED UP CAR IN RAIN. SUN ROOF IS LEAKING.......JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 WHEN A RENTER SAYS , " IF YOU WANT TO RENT IT TO SOMEONE ELSE , PLEASE DO. " THIS INSTANTLY TELLS ME THEY DO NOT WANT TO RENT OUR HOME. I'VE BEEN HOLDING THE DATE FOR THIS FAMILY FOR 2 MONTHS. TODAY THEY OFFICIALLY CANCELLED 2 WEEKS BEFORE THEIR RENT DATE........JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 I TRIED CALLING UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE FROM 6AM TO 11AM. I FINALLY GOT THROUGH BY USING RE-DIAL 500 TIMES FOR 5 FUCKING HOURS. THE MESSAGE WAS , " THIS NUMBER IS NOW DISCONNECTED ".......JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 EMPLOYMENT OFFICE NOW HAS 2 DISCONNECTED PHONE NUMBERS AND 2 EMAIL ADDRESSES THAT BOUNCE BACK.......JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 OVER 5 YEARS AGO I MADE A LIST OF ALL THE GOOD THINGS OF OWNING THE NAIL. WELL , THIS PANDEMIC IS TEETERING THE SEESAW. TODAY , I TALKED TO A REALTOR.

 IS IT ME OR HAS IT RAINED 4 STRAIGHT DAYS SINCE WE GOT BACK FROM THE SEASHORE ?

 RE-WATCHED AWAY. JESUS , IT'S A 49 MINUTE EPISODE AND I MISSED 39 MINUTES BY FALLING ASLEEP LAST NIGHT. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 I TURN ON CNN AND THEY ARE INTERVIEWING AN EXPERT WHO SAYS TRUMP SHOULD CONCEDE AND THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE. I TURN ON O.A.N. AND THEY ARE INTERVIEWING AN ATTORNEY WHO SAID THEY FOUND 1.6 MILLION " GHOST VOTES. " MAN ARE COUNTRY IS DIVIDED RIGHT DOWN THE DAMN MIDDLE.

 I CONTACTED DELCO STRONG AND THEY IMMEDIATELY GOT BACK TO ME SAYING I SHOULD CONTACT MY STATE REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS REP JENNIFER O'MARA

 I ALSO ASKED DELCO STRONG 2 TEAM IF I BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AGAIN. THEY SAID YES BUT DELCO STRONG 3 JUST ENDED ON MONDAY......JUST FUCKING GREAT. THEY DID SAY THERE WAS A BILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDS TO STILL HELP SO IT WILL RE-OPEN AGAIN. THEY ALSO GAVE ME 3 LEADS.....2 FOR FUNDING AND ONE FOR OUR LOCAL REP GREG VITALI....WHO THEY NOW SUGGEST CONTACTING.

 I CONTACT GREG VITALI'S OFFICE AND I TALKED TO THEIR SERVICE ADVISOR. HE SAID HE WOULD PUT MY EVALUATION AND CLAIMANT NUMBER IN WITH THE OTHERS. IT COULD TAKE 4 - 6 WEEKS BECAUSE MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM OF NOT RECEIVING ANYTHING FROM UNEMPLOYMENT. I AM EXTREMELY RELUCTANT TO JUST GIVE A CLAMANT NUMBER AND HOPE THE GOVERNMENT SAYS , " OH YEAH , WE SHOULD GIVE HIM 50K IN BACK PAY.....HE'S FAT AND NEEDS IT FOR DAIRY QUEEN ". AINT' NO FUCKING WAY THAT'S HAPPENING.

 SO , I WRITE AN EMAIL TO VITALI PERSONALLY. IT INCLUDES BOTH OF US BEING FROM HAVERTOWN AND VOTING FOR HIM EVERY YEAR SINCE HE HAS BEEN IN POLITICS. WE MET SEVERAL TIMES TOO. I WANTED TO MAKE IT MORE PERSONAL FOR MY EVALUATION. MOST LIKELY A JANITOR WILL READ IT AND THROW IT IN THE TRASH.

 OFF TO THE NAIL IN THE RAIN. I STOP AND GET GAS BECAUSE I AM IN NO HURRY. IT IS 5:30PM.

 OPEN UP AND CLEAN FOR A LITTLE BIT. I ACTUALLY THINK IF WE SELL THE NAIL FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR AND AT THE WORST TIME I STILL HAVE A SHIT LOAD TO MOVE OUT OR SELL ON THE INTERNET.......FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR. I MEAN WHAT THE HELL DO I DO WITH BAR STOOLS , TABLES , SOUND SYSTEMS , REFRIGERATORS , MUSIC EQUIPMENT , SECURITY SYSTEM CAMERAS ?....OH GOD I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT.

 NOT ONE PERSON CAME IN ON THIS CRAPPY RAINY NIGHT. IT IS GETTING TO THE POINT OF NOT WORTH BEING OPEN. IT COULD BE A TIME TO ROLL OUT. MAYBE THIS TIME I WILL HEAD NORTH.

 AT HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF AWAY. THEY WERE EXCELLENT.

  I CHECK OUR THERMOSTAT AND IT IS ONE DEGREE BELOW MY 70 DEGREE SETTING. I THINK THIS IS STRANGE BUT GO TO BED. I TOSS AND TURN ALL NIGHT AND OF COURSE PEE.

 AROUND 4AM I GET UP BECAUSE IT IS COLD. I CHECK THE THERMOSTAT AND IT IS NOW 4 DEGREES BELOW THE 70 DEGREE SETTING. I NOW REALIZE SOMETHING IS WRONG. I CHECK THERMOSTAT AND IT WAS TURNED OFF.......JUST FUCKING GREAT.

 FRIDAY     11 - 10 - 20

 IT COMES DOWN TO WHO YOU BELIEVE.

  DO WE BELIEVE THE POLITICIANS , DOCTORS , AND NEWS AGENCIES ON TV ......OR......THE SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNET SITES ?

 HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SAY THEY ARE PACKED AND OVERWHELMED WITH STAFF DYING. DOCTORS BEING INTERVIEWED PLEADING TO FOLLOW THE RESTRICTIONS OF MASK WEARING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. THAN , I TALK TO ONE NURSE AND SHE SAID HER HOSPITAL IS FINE. IT COMES DOWN TO WHO YOU BELIEVE.

 TONIGHT WHEELS AND I AGREED THAT WE WILL SPEND THANKSGIVING WITH NO FAMILY. THE NEWS IS ASKING ANYONE THAT LIVES OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE SHOULD NOT BE GETTING TOGETHER. THE NEWS SAYS CASES ARE SPIKING AT SUPER HIGH RECORDS AND COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL. SO , WE WILL RIDE IT OUT.  IT COMES DOWN TO WHO YOU BELIEVE.

 TODAY I SEE A FELLOW BAR OWNER WRITE , " FUCK THIS GETTING PUSHED AROUND. I SAY WE STAY OPEN AND POOL OUR MONIES TOGETHER. WE CAN GIVE IT TO WHOEVER NEEDS IT. " IT COMES DOWN TO WHO YOU BELIEVE.

 START MY DAY BYPASSING AIRBNB AND CONTACTING A PERSPECTIVE RENTER. THE POSSIBLE FUTURE RENTER FINDS THIS WEBSITE BUT DOES NOT WANT TO BOOK OUTSIDE THE AIRBNB SITE. I RESPONDED , " I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT. AIRBNB CHARGE WILL BE $1788 WHILE OURS DIRECTLY WOULD BE $750. YOU CAN PUT YOUR $1788 DEPOSIT DOWN ANYTIME YOU LIKE. "......FUCKING PEOPLE. I WANT TO GET TO KNOW OUR RENTERS JUST ALITTLE BIT INSTEAD OF COMPLETE STRANGERS ENTERING OUR HOME THAT TOOK US 5 YEARS TO BUILD WITH OUR OWN HANDS. 

  WHEELS PUTS IN ANOTHER FULL DAY OF WORK AND THAN GOES FOOD SHOPPING WITH OUR ELDEST. THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MORNING WAS GETTING OUR ELDEST UP TO GO A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT.

  I SPEND SOME TIME ON OUR ROOF REMOVING A SHITLOAD OF PINE NEEDLES IN THE ROOF VALLEY'S FLASHING.  I SWEAR A 300 POUND FAT GUY SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS. I COULD SEE 2 PIZZA SHOPS FROM UP THERE WHICH WAS KINDA A MOTIVATION.

 PLAYED WITH THE PUP BY THROWING A BALL. SHE IS GETTING REALLY GOOD AT RETURNING THE BALL RIGHT TO YOU. SHE IS NOT SO GOOD SNAP BITING AT YOU WHILE YOU TRY TO PICK UP THE BALL. I TELL HER , " ARE YOU AN ASSHOLE ? LET ME PICK UP THE DAMN BALL. MAN , YOU'RE SUCH AN ASSHOLE. "

 FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR COMING OUT WITH A REUNION SHOW AROUND THANKSGIVING TIME. I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS JUST THEM TALKING ABOUT THEIR 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OR ACTUALLY PERFORMING ON STAGE. ANYWAY , I WATCHED THE TRAILER.  AS SOON AS THEY MENTIONED THE DECEASED ACTOR JAMES AVERY WHO PLAYED THEIR DAD / UNCLE PHILIP BANKS..........I CRIED.

 LET THE PUP LICK THE REMAINING REMNANTS OF A PEANUT BUTTER JAR. SHE CAN NOT GET TO THE BOTTOM SO I CUT THE PLASTIC JAR IN HALF. IT IS PRETTY ENTERTAINING AS I  HOLD AND SPIN THE JAR AS SHE GOES TO TOWN LICKING THE REMAINING TABLE SPOON OF PEANUT BUTTER.

 OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE IT IS LIKE DEATH. TWO STRAIGHT NIGHTS OF NO ONE COMING IN. I WATCHED PORN AND RIDICULOUSNESS. ONE EPISODE HAD A POPULAR GUEST..... ROB GRONKOWSKI. THE GUY IS HUGE AND HAS HANDS LIKE A GRIZZLY. HE IS ALSO A COMPLETE IDIOT. 

 BACK HOME I SETTLE IN AND WALK THE PUP. SHE ALWAYS GREETS ME WITH TOTAL LOVE. IT'S NICE TO HAVE.

 WHEELS AND I DON'T TOUCH ANYMORE FOR OBVIOUS REASONS...............I'M FAT AND HIDEOUS. BUT TODAY WE HUGGED. WE BOTH NEEDED IT.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH THE FINALE OF AWAY. IT WAS EXCELLENT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.

 OFF TO BED LAST AND I LEAVE THE PUP ON THE COUCH. EARLIER , SHE THREW UP A MOUND OF PLAY-DOH LIKE MIXTURE. THAT WAS FUN CLEANING UP. ANYWAY , I LEFT HER ON THE COUCH SLEEPING.

 I GO TO BED.........11 SECONDS LATER THE PUP JUMPS ON MY BED AND JOINS ME. WE SNUGGLED ALL NIGHT. SHE ALSO STUCK HER POINTY PAWS AND NAILS RIGHT UP AND IN MY ASS. I WAS OKAY WITH IT.

   SATURDAY      11 - 14 - 20

  IT'S WHEELSTOCK WEATHER.

  I SPRAY FLEX SEAL ON THE SUNROOF OF OUR JEEP TO STOP A LEAK. WHAT THE HELL. I GOT NO OTHER IDEAS.

  THE LOAD UP BEGINS. DID I EVER TELL YOU I HATE LOADING AND UNLOADING VEHICLES ?

  HEADING NORTH WE SEE A TOTALLY DECKED OUT TRUMP SUPER BUS. TRUMP'S PICTURE IS ON THE BACK OF THE BUS....SHIRTLESS. HIS ABS WERE LIKE ARNOLD'S IN 1970'S. IS THIS A FAKE PICTURE ?

  WE GET ON THE ROAD AND I FORGET MY CELL PHONE. ANNNNNNNND TURN AROUND.

 BACK ON THE ROAD WE PASS THE TRUMP SUPER BUS. BIG RALLY FOR TRUMP IN PHILLY TODAY WITH SOME VIOLENCE BREAKING OUT. AMAZING HOW TRUMP INSTILLED TO HALF OUR COUNTRY THAT EVERYTHING IS FAKE OR FRAUDULENT.......UNLESS HE WINS OF COURSE.

 WE MAKE GREAT TIME AND STOP AT OUR FAVORITE PIZZA SHOP.....JIREH'S. I AM TELLING YOU BEST PIZZA EVER. THOUGH IT IS TOO RICH FOR WHEEL'S , I (AGAIN ) ORDERED THE CHICKEN BROCCOLI ALFREDO PIZZA ( JESUS H ) AND SHE ORDERED A CHEESESTEAK STROMBOLI WITH ONIONS AND PEPPERS. WE WILL GET 4 MEALS OUT OF THIS.

  ABOUT 2 1/2 MONTHS SINCE WE BEEN HERE LAST. THE PUNCH LIST WILL BE LONG.

  WE SETTLE IN , HAVE SOME LUNCH , AND TAKE A WALK AROUND THE LAKE WITH THE PUP. WE SEE DEER AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE.

 WHEELS WORKS AND I KEEP ADDING TO MY PUNCH LIST AND THINK , " MAN , RENTERS JUST DON'T GIVE A SHIT. "

 RENTER WHO CANCELLED FOR THANKSGIVING.........I FILLED THE DATES IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS.

 SPEAKING OF THANKSGIVING WE DECIDED NOT TO HAVE ANY FAMILY OVER OR VISIT ANYONE AT THIS COVID SKY ROCKETING INCREDIBLE NUMBERS......IF YOU BELIEVE THE NEWS AND DOCTORS. WE WILL " ZOOM " ON WHEELS' SIDE.

  FOR DINNER WE GO TO ARE GO-TO PLACE.....CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. THEY HAVE EXCELLENT COVID-19 PROTOCOL ALONG WITH GREAT FOOD AND PRICING. IT IS ALSO BYOB AND WE KNOW THE WAITRESS " MIKE ". WE HAD EXCELLENT FOOD SERVED VERY QUICKLY. PUT IT THIS WAY , WE ARRIVED LAST AND LEFT FIRST IN A ROOM OF 2 OTHER TABLES OCCUPIED. " MIKE " SERVED OUR BILL TO ANOTHER TABLE AND BROUGHT OUR DESERT TO ANOTHER TABLE. SHE QUICKLY RESOLVED THE PROBLEM SO I SAID TO THE NICE COUPLE AT THE OTHER TABLE , " WHY DON'T YOU SIT WITH US TO MAKE IT EASIER ON MIKE ? " THEY LAUGHED.

 AGAIN , THE FOOD WAS SO GOOD WE MAY RETURN TOMORROW. WE HAD PRIME RIB , PORK TENDERLOIN , MASHED POTATOES WITH GRAVY , BRUSSELS SPROUTS ( NOT A FAN BUT THESE ARE VERY GOOD ) , CORN BREAD (AGAIN NOT A FAN BUT EXCELLENT ) , RICE PILAF , DINNER ROLLS , PEANUT BUTTER PIE ( OMG ) , AND RED WINE ( SHOULD OF BROUGHT MORE ). I POSTED PICTURES AND A REVIEW ON THEIR WEBSITE.

 I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EAGLES GAME. I FEEL DECENT ABOUT IT AND REALLY HOPE CARSON WENTZ MAKES GOOD DECISIONS TO QUELL THE DAMN SOCIAL MEDIA HATERS.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED HUBIE HALLOWEEN WITH ADAM SANDLER AND HIS NORMAL ACTOR FRIENDS. OVERALL , IT WAS NOT GOOD. SOME SCENES LIKE KIDS THROWING STUFF AT HIM WHILE HE'S RIDING HIS BIKE WAS FUNNY. STILL WAITING FOR ADAM TO CALL ME.

 OFF TO BED AND MAKE MY BED. WE BRING ALL BEDDING HERE SO IT TAKES ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO SET-UP. I DON'T MIND SETTLING MY BEDROOM. I TURN ON THE TV AND THERE IS NO SOUND. I TRY TO TROUBLE SHOOT FOR 45 MINUTES. WELP , ADD IT TO THE LIST.

  SUNDAY      11 - 15 - 20

 AND THE RAINS CAME.......OH MAN DID THEY COME.

 I MADE AN VERY GOOD DECISION. I HAD 2 CHOICES THIS MORNING. 1 - LEAF BLOW ALL ROOFS ( ROOVES ? ) AT 56 DEGREES WITH A 100% RAIN STORM COMING OR DO IT TOMORROW IN 44 DEGREE WEATHER AND SUNNY BUT WET AND POSSIBLE ICY ON THE SHINGLES. I DECIDE TODAY WITH THE 10 DEGREES WARMER. NOW , I JUST HAD TO BEAT THE RAIN.

 PROJECTS :

 - ACCESS CRAWL SPACE BY REMOVING 2 WOOD DOORS AND DRAGGING OUT MY GORILLA LADDER ( SO NICE HAVING LADDERS ON-SITE NOW )

 - LEAF BLOW UPPER ROOF WHICH IS NOT TOO BAD. I DO THE ENTIRE ROOF.

 - SET-UP FOR AWNING ROOF WHICH IS BAD. LEAF BLOW THE ENTIRE ROOF.

 - RAKE TONS OF LEAVES AWAY FROM THE HOUSE. A LOCAL ONCE TOLD ME TO KEEP EXCESSIVE LEAVES AWAY FROM THE BASE OF YOUR HOME.....ATTRACTS LESS ANTS.

 - BRING LADDER INSIDE AND CHANGE A FLOOD LIGHT ON THE 17' HIGH CEILING.

 - LEAF BLOW BALCONY DECK.

 - PUT EVERYTHING AWAY.

 - LEAF BLOW ABOUT 80% OF THE LOWER DECK.

 TAKE BREAK TO WATCH THE EAGLES AND LISTEN TO MERRILL AND MIKE STREAMING ON MY COMPUTER. I FELT DECENT GOING INTO THIS GAME BUT QUICKLY REALIZED THE DEFENSE WAS BAD AND THE OFFENSIVE PLAY CALLING WAS HORRIBLE ON MORE THAN HALF THE CALLS.  ANOTHER BRUTAL LOSS AND THE EAGLES ARE A PRETTY BAD TEAM. ANOTHER WEEK OF WENTZ GETTING RIPPED FOR SUCKING. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT HE PLAYED OKAY. HE WAS CONSTANTLY UNDER PRESSURE AND COACH PEDERSON GOT AWAY FOR THE RUN AGAIN AND MADE MANY VANILLA GENERIC PLAY CALLS. HE DID HAVE SOME CREATIVE CALLS BUT GOT AWAY FROM THEM....AGAIN.

 HAVE DINNER OF LEFTOVERS. IT WAS CHICKEN BROCCOLI ALFREDO PIZZA ( OMG ) AND CHEESE STEAK STROMBOLI.

 - FINISH LEAF BLOWING LOWER DECK.

 VIA STREAMING ON MY COMPUTER WE WATCH THE NASA LIFTOFF OF VIKING SPACE SHIP TO MEET UP AT THE SPACE STATION. THEY HAD EXCELLENT CAMERA ANGLES OF THE SHIP , LIFTOFF , AND THE ASTRONAUTS. IT WAS VERY COOL.

 - LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A CRITTER PROBLEM. I KNOW THESE CRITTERS START LOOKING FOR WARMER HOMES. WE CLEAN OUT ALL DRAWERS AND SET TRAPS. I ALSO SET TRAPS IN OUR ATTIC CRAWL SPACE. WE WILL SEE TOMORROW. I CALL THE TRAPS THE GAUNTLET LIKE THE CLINT EASTWOOD MOVIE.

 - FIX ALL FLASHLIGHTS. I BROUGHT UP AND CHARGED SOME BATTERIES FOR THE FLASHLIGHTS.

 I THOUGHT I SIGNED-OUT ON A RENTER'S ROKU LAST TIME I HERE.......APPARENTLY I DIDN'T. THIS BROUGHT AN IDEA. WE HAVE BEEN WANTING TO WATCH YELLOWSTONE WITH KEVIN COSTNER. THE REVIEWS ARE EXCELLENT. THE STREAMING CHANNEL PEACOCK IS OFFERING A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL. SO I THOUGHT I COULD USE THEIR ROKU FOR 7 DAYS AND THAN OURS FOR 7 DAYS TO GET CAUGHT UP OVER 2 SEASONS...........SO WE DID.

 WATCH SOME EAGLES POST GAME. RAY DIDINGER AND SETH JOYNER ARE SPOT ON ANALYZING.

 GET THE PUP TO RUN OFF-LEASH BIG TIME. WE CHASE HER AROUND OUTSIDE AND SHE WAS FLYING. UNFORTUNATELY , I THINK SHE PULLED A HAMSTRING. SHE WAS LIMPING THE REST OF THE NIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW.

  PRETTY COOL....A DOE WITH IT'S WHITE TAIL UP IN THE AIR COMES FLYING BY OUR HOUSE. SOMETHING SPOOKED IT BIG TIME. ABOUT 2 MINUTES LATER A LARGE BUCK WANDERS PAST US. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL 8 POINT BUCK. I HAVE NOT SEEN A BUCK IN A LONG TIME. I VIDEOED IT AND POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 WE WATCHED 5 EPISODES OF YELLOWSTONE. ALL WERE GOOD TO VERY GOOD. SOMEONE DIES EVERY SHOW AND THIS ONE PIECE OF ASS GIRL GETS NAKED.......EVERY TIME.

 THE RAIN AND WIND CAME BIG TIME. RAIN WAS BEING PUSHED SIDEWAYS. I ALSO NOTICED OUR AWNING HAS LEAKS UNDERNEATH AGAINST THE HOUSE IN AT LEAST 7 DIFFERENT AREAS. I DON'T CARE TOO MUCH SINCE IT IS ALL OUTSIDE. I DID CHECK FOR LEAKS INSIDE AND ALL GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND I LEAVE THE PUP ON THE COUCH AFTER WALKING HER. THE TEMPS HAVE DROPPED BUT STILL IT IS NICE TO BE HERE.

 UPSTAIRS AND OFF TO BED AFTER WATCHING TV WITH NO SOUND. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER.

  I SLEEP PRETTY GOOD AND WAS AWAKENED BY A KINDA THUMPING SOUND. AT FIRST I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS THE WIND BLOWING A BRANCH AROUND HITTING THE HOUSE. THE NEXT MORNING I KNEW WHAT IT WAS.

 A VERY GOOD FEELING IS BEING IN BED WITH A SEXY WARM WOMAN........WHO IS SPOONING YOU FROM BEHIND. YOU FEEL COMFORTED AND SPECIAL. THE WARMTH OF HER BODY AGAINST MINE FELT AWESOME. SHE MOVED HER ONE LEG UP AND OVER MY HIP WHILE WRAPPING ONE OF HER ARMS OVER MY SHOULDER AND AROUND MY NECK. WHAT A GREAT FEELING. I WAS ROCK HARD. THAN THIS BEAUTIFUL BRUNETTE WHISPERS IN MY EAR , " WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WHEN YOUR MOM ARRIVES IN THE YELLOW TUBE ? "..............dream ends.

  MONDAY       11 - 16 - 20

 ROCK , PAPER , SCISSORS....I CHOSE ROCK AND IT DID NOT FEEL GOOD AT ALL.

 THUMP , THUMP , THUMP .....WHAT THE HELL IS THAT NOISE ? I CAME DOWN STAIRS AND CONTINUE TO HEAR IT. I GO BACK UPSTAIRS AND I FINALLY KNOW WHAT IT IS.  I RE-BAITED 3 LARGE TRAPS IN THE ATTIC. I HAVE DONE THIS SINCE I WIPED OUT THE REMAINING POPULATION OF FLYING SQUIRRELS IN THE PENNSYLVANIA AREA. MAN I FELT BAD. WELL , SINCE I JUST SET THE TRAPS SOMETHING NEW WAS CAUGHT IN IT AND FLOUNDERING AROUND. TOMORROW I WILL SQUEEZE UP THE ATTIC ENTRANCE AND SEE. I ASKED WHEELS TO GO UP SINCE SHE IS HALF MY SIZE TO GET THROUGH THE ATTIC CEILING ACCESS. HER ANSWER WAS A STRONG " NO ".

 BACK DOWNSTAIRS I CHECK MY GAUNTLET OF TRAPS. ONE SNAP TRAP HAD A CRITTER.  LATER WHEELS COMES IN THE KITCHEN AND SAYS THERE ARE SOUNDS COMING FROM ONE KITCHEN DRAWER. I OPEN IT UP AND A MOUSE IS STUCK TO A TRAP. I AM NOT A FAN OF THESE STICKY GLUE TRAPS. I BROUGHT BOTH TRAP AND CRITTER OUTSIDE AND PLACED IT IN THE ASHCAN. I THOUGHT THE THING FREEZING AND STARVING TO DEATH WAS NOT RIGHT. THERE WAS NO WAY OF PULLING IT OFF THE TRAP SO I GRABBED A ROCK.

 PROJECTS TODAY :

 - PUT THE BBQ BACK TOGETHER. THE TANK , GRILLING UTENSILS , A CHAIN THAT HOLDS THE TANK IN PLACE , AND COVER WERE ALL OFF...............RENTERS JUST AMAZE ME.

 - ADJUST THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. I HAVE A BLACK TRASH BAG THAT COVERS ALL THE OUTLETS AND SURGE PROTECTORS. THE BLACK PLASTIC BAG WAS FILLED WITH TRASH..............RENTERS JUST AMAZE ME.

 - WINDEXED ALL WINDOWS BOTH INSIDE AND OUT. OF COURSE ONE WINDOW HAD A BROKEN " PIN " THAT GIVES IT A TILT-IN FEATURE. I ALSO WINDEXED ANY TV'S AND MIRRORS IN THE HOUSE.

 - WIPED DOWN ALL WINDOW SILLS.

 - WIPED DOWN ALL BASEBOARD HEATERS.

 - TESTED ARCADE MACHINES.

 - CHECKED ALL BEDROOM FURNITURE DRAWERS AND UNDER BEDS.

 - CHECKED 3 VACUUMS. ONE VACUUM BAG WAS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH. THE TUBES WERE TOTALLY CLOGGED. I GOT ALL 3 TO WORK PERFECTLY. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I LIKE FIXING VACUUMS.

  ASTRONAUTS REACH SPACE STATION. THE LIVE STREAM VIDEO OF THEM GREETING THE OTHER ASTRONAUTS THAT WERE ALREADY THERE IS PRETTY COOL.

 THE PUP WILL NOT LET BE GRIND HER NAILS DOWN. THE DEVICE I HAVE IS PRETTY QUIET BUT THE DOG GETS TOO JUMPY.

 BEARS LOSE AGAIN TO VIKINGS UNDER FOLES. THE QB FOLES GETS HURT AGAIN. SEE.....IT HAPPENS TO ALL QB'S.

 LOOKS LIKE ALL STATES ARE STARTING A TOTAL SHUT DOWN FOR THE VIRUS. PHILLY HAS SET DOWN RULES TOO.

 99.5% SURVIVAL RATE IF YOU GET THE CORONA VIRUS. SOME PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA BELIEVE THIS IS NOT AN EPIDEMIC AND A SET-UP FOR BIDEN TO COME IN AND SAVE THE DAY ON HIS WHITE HORSE. YOU ARE GOING TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT. PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK AND THE NUMBERS ARE RISING. WHETHER YOU DIE OR NOT SHOULD BE ACCOUNTED BUT IT IS STILL AN EPIDEMIC.

 A VERY COOL DOCTOR OZ ABOUT PEOPLE ALREADY TAKING THE VACCINE. YOU FEEL BAD FOR ONE DAY AND GET A FEVER OF 100 DEGREES IS PAR FOR MOST TAKERS. AFTER THAT , OUR BODY HAS BEEN TAUGHT AND GROWN ANTIBODIES TO FIGHT THE CORONA VIRUS AND MORE VIRUSES IN THE FUTURE. THE VOLUNTEERS TALKED OF THEIR EXPERIENCES AND IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE......UNLESS IT WAS ALL FAKE.

 WE HAVE LEFTOVERS FOR LUNCH AGAIN. THESE RESTAURANTS JUST KEEP GIVING. AGAIN I HAD THE CHICKEN BROCCOLI ALFREDO PIZZA. IT IS SO DAMN GOOD. UNFORTUNATELY I FEAR I MAY HAVE PUT BACK 15 POUNDS OF THE 30 I LOST.

 OFF TO WALMART TO PICK UP SUPPLIES. ARE MAIN GOAL WAS TO REPLACE 12 PILLOWS.  THE STAINS ARE HIDDEN BY THE PILLOW CASES. I TOOK ONE OFF AND IT WAS LIKE A SCENE FROM THE WATERBOY. OH , MONDAY AT 5:15PM , WALMART WAS PACKED. WE GOT SOME THINGS BUT THEY DID NOT AVE PILLOWS IN STOCK.

 STOP AT DAMON'S GRILL. THEY ARE THE BEST BBQ RESTAURANT IN THE AREA. WE GOT SOME BBQ BABY BACK RIBS , POT ROAST , GRILLED CHICKEN , MAC & CHEESE , MASH POTATOES WITH GRAVY , AND BREAD. I TRIED SOME I.PA. BEERS TOO....GOOSE ISLAND AND SPACE DUST. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD. WE ALSO FELT SAFE WITH OUR OWN BOOTH AND FAR AWAY FROM ANY OTHER PATRONS. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT.

 ROLL HOME AND STOP AT 2 DOLLAR STORES. I FELT BAD BECAUSE A GUY IN LINE JUST HAD ONE THING TO PURCHASE. WE FOUND 6 PILLOWS. I ASKED THE REGISTER GIRL IF THEY HAD ANY MORE SO SHE WAS NICE ENOUGH TO CHECK THE STORAGE AREA IN THE BACK........TWICE.  SHE FOUND 4 MORE PILLOWS SO WE PURCHASED 10.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN WITH THE PUPPY. WE GOT HER A CHEW BONE AND SHE NAILED IT PRETTY QUICKLY.

 WE MAKE DRINKS AND WATCH 3 MORE EPISODES OF YELLOWSTONE. WE FINISHED SEASON 1 AND IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 10:15PM. I FELT FAT FROM THE FOOD , DRINKS , AND SNACKS I HAD TODAY. I SLEPT HORRIBLE TOO. I ALSO NOTICED HALF MY DRIVEWAY LIGHTS WERE OUT. I GUESS I RE-SET THEM WRONG. I ALSO THOUGHT I SAW A LARGE BLACK BEAR AROUND 4AM....BUT IT WAS KINDA FAR AND MY EYES MIGHT HAVE BEEN PLAYING TRICKS ON ME SINCE THERE WAS LIMITED LIGHT.

 I FORGOT TO GO DOWN TO THE LAKE AND WATCH THE SKY FOR METEORITES. IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE A LARGE DISPLAY TONIGHT.

 TUESDAY      11 - 17 - 20

  I SAY TO WHEELS , " I AM TELLING YOU. I AM OPENING UP A CAN OF WORMS HERE." BOY DID I.........

 SLEPT BAD AGAIN.

  WALK THE PUP EARLY AND CHECK MY CRITTER TRAPS. NO SIGN OF ANY ACTIVITY IS A GOOD THING.

  OKAY......NOW WHAT WAS MAKING THAT THUMPING NOISE IN THE ATTIC ? I REMOVED THE CEILING PANEL AND TRIM ALONG THE SIDES OF THE OPENING ( YES I'M FAT ) AND PEEKED MY HEAD UP INTO THE CAVITY SPACE. MY HEART DROPPED AS I SEE THE ANIMAL WHO WAS SUFFERING AROUND IN OUR ATTIC. IT WAS ANOTHER FLYING SQUIRREL. I REMOVED ITS BODY FROM THE TRAP AND RE-BAITED 2 OF THE 3. OH MAN THIS SUCKS. AS WHEELS SAID , " WE CAN NOT HAVE THEM LIVING IN OUR HOUSE. " THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE BUT IT STILL FEELS BAD TO KILL ANY ANIMAL.

 MY BEDROOM TV. I HAVE NOW SWITCHED THE CABLES LINES , POWER SUPPLY , AND MADE MACGYVER HEAD PHONES TO CHECK THE TV'S AUDIO OUTPUTS. I WENT THROUGH THE MENU 10X. I AM STILL GETTING NO SOUND. IT ABSOLUTELY BLOWS. IT IS TIME TO SEARCH FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE TO REPLACE THE TV.

 THE WORMS HAVE BEEN OPENED. HERE IS THE PROJECT OF REPLACING EVERYTHING ON A TOILET.....BLOW.

 THREE HOURS :

 - REMOVE A BATHROOM DOOR AND PLACE DOWN A TARP.

 - WEARING GLOVES AND USING MY WET/DRY VAC I SUCK OUT ALL THE WATER IN THE TOILET BOWL AND TANK. I SUCK MORE WATER OUT WHEN I TILT IT.

 - THE SHIT , ASS , MOLD , GUNK , CUM , GIT , DIRT , MOSS , AND OTHER DEBRIS BEHIND AND UNDER THE TOILET IS DOWNRIGHT DISGUSTING. I DISINFECT AND CLEAN ALL SIDES OF THE BOWL AND TANK.

 - ON THE WALL THERE IS ALWAYS A SQUARE SPOT BEHIND THE TANK THAT COULD NOT BE REACHED WHEN PAINTING. I LITERALLY SCRAPED OFF MOLD , DISINFECTED IT , CLEANED IT , AND THAN PAINTED IT WITH A PAPER TOWEL. YES.....I COULD NOT FIND A PAINT BRUSH BUT I DID HAVE THE MATCHING COLOR

 - I HAVE THE ENTIRE TOILET CRYSTAL CLEAN AND NOW IT AND THE BATHROOM SMELL OF CLEANING SOLUTIONS.

 - I REMOVE ALL PARTS INSIDE THE TANK AND THE WAX SEAL UNDERNEATH. AGAIN , I CLEAN EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE FLOOR WHICH LOOKED LIKE A WHORE HOUSE FUN ROOM.

 - USING MY REPLACEMENT TOILET KIT I BEGIN TO INSTALL THEM .....NEW FLUID MASTER , PIPE ASSEMBLY , FILL VALVE , TANK WASHER & BOLTS , WAX SEAL , TANK GASKET , FLAPPER , AND CARRIAGE BOLTS.

 - TAKE A RIDE TO HARDWARE STORE BECAUSE I NEEDED EXTRA CARRIAGE AND TANK BOLTS. THE KIT COMES WITH TWO AND OF COURSE I NEEDED 3.

 - CONTINUE TO INSTALL NEW PARTS AND NOTICE THE EASIEST THING IS NOT WORKING.....THE WATER SUPPLY LINE. ALL I NEEDED TO DO IS JUST TURN IT ON....THAT'S IT.  I FUCKING WASTE 30 MINUTES FIGHTING THIS STUPID EASY PART. 

 - TAKE A RIDE TO HARDWARE STORE AGAIN. WHEELS ASKS ME TO STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE.

 - AT LIQUOR STORE I PICK APRICOT BRANDY AND A BOTTLE OF JAMESON ON SALE WITH AN EAGLES GIFT GLASS. I THROW THE EAGLES GLASS IN THE TRASH BECAUSE THEY BLOW.

 - BACK HOME I INSTALL THE NEW WATER SUPPLY LINE. I WANTED A PLASTIC CONNECTOR BUT THEY ONLY HAD METAL. THIS MEANS I NEED TO SECURE A METAL COUPLING TO A PLASTIC FLUID MASTER. TO MY SURPRISE IT WORKS....FOR NOW.

 THE SUPER CLEANED TOILET IS SET AND I AM RELIEVED. IT NEEDED TO BE DONE BECAUSE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE A PUDDLE OF WATER WAS SEEN IN FRONT OF THE TOILET. THIS WAS BECAUSE A CARRIAGE BOLT WAS STRIPPED AND COULD NOT SECURE THE BOWL TO THE TILE FLOOR. OF COURSE A SIMPLE TIGHTENING OF A BOLT COULD NOT BE DONE WHICH CREATED THIS " CAN OF WORMS " 3 HOUR PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH.

 I WAS STRESSED ALL DAY SO I HAD NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH. I SUBSTITUTED THE MEALS WITH COOKIES AND WATER. I BOUGHT 2 BOXES OF COOKIES AT THE DOLLAR STORE FOR A TOTAL OF 2 BUCKS. THEY WERE GOOD EXCEPT ONE BOX HAD ONLY 12 COOKIES......BLOW.

 BROUGHT A BACK-UP KEYBOARD BECAUSE MY LAPTOP SOMETIMES HAS CERTAIN LETTERS THAT DON'T WORK. IT IS STRANGE BECAUSE TWICE NOW IT IS THE SAME 4 LETTERS ON THE LAPTOP'S KEYBOARD THAT DO NOT WORK. THE LETTERS THAT DON'T WORK ARE  B , L , O , AND W.

 I SEARCH THE INTERNET AND FIND 3 PEOPLE SELLING TV'S. THE BEST ONE RESPONDS TO ME. THEY ARE SELLING A 42" TV WITH A WALL MOUNT BRACKET AND STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL REMOTE. THEY ASK FOR $40. WE AGREE ON $25. THIS IS A GOOD TRADE. THEY LIVE IN MOUNTAIN TOP AREA WHICH IS 18 MINUTES AWAY.

 TALKED TO A REALTOR FRIEND. LOOKS LIKE WE ARE STARTING THE MOTIONS TO SELL THE NAIL. IT SICKENS ME TO THE CORE TO EVEN SELL IT LET ALONE LOSE MONEY FROM 23 YEARS OF OWNING IT. ANY FUCKING NORMAL PROPERTY AFTER 23 YEARS YOU THINK THE VALUE WOULD DOUBLE.  COVID-19 FUCKED ME RIGHT IN THE ASS.

 WHEELS MAKES ROASTED PORK WITH SOME FIXIN'S. I SUGGEST SINCE WE HAVE TO GO GET THE TV TO WRAP AND STORE THE FOOD SHE JUST MADE AND GO OUT TO DINNER. THE FOOD WAS WRAPPED IN UNDER 11 SECONDS. IN FACT , I THINK SOME FOOD WASN'T EVEN WRAPPED BUT JUST THROWN IN THE FRIDGE.

 THE WOMAN I AM MESSAGING VIA FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE IS SELLING THE TV FOR HER SON. SHE ACTUALLY LIVES IN GEORGIA WHERE THE SON IS MOVING TO. SHE SAYS SHE WILL MESSAGE ME AS SOON AS HE GETS HOME. WE DECIDE TO PICK THE NUMBER #1 RESTAURANT VIA YELP IN THE MOUNTAIN TOP AREA WHICH WAS CALLED ADELINA'S RESTAURANT & PIZZARIA. THEY PRACTICED EXCELLENT COVID PROTOCOL WITH MASK WEARING AND X'ING OFF TABLES CLOSE TO EACH OTHER. THE PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL AND HAS OUTDOOR DINING WITH 2 INDOOR ROOMS AND A BAR. I TEXT THE WOMAN WE ARE HERE AND SHE SAYS HER SON'S HOME IS JUST A COUPLE MILES AWAY. THIS IS GOOD.

 WE ORDER AND ENJOY SCALLOPS WRAPPED IN BACON , THE SOUP DU JOUR ( CHICKEN ) , AN ANTIPASTO , AND MANNIGUTS ( AS THE ITALIANS SAYS IT ). I ORDER A GOOSE ISLAND DRAFT. WHEELS GETS HER STANDARD COORS LIGHT BOTTLE. OUR WAITRESS " HEATHER " WAS COOL , THE FOOD PORTIONS WERE GOOD AND THE PRICING IS $$. WE ENJOYED IT AND WILL RETURN ANOTHER DAY. IT WAS A GOOD CALL. WE ALSO BOUGHT A SMALL PAN DISH PIZZA TO BRING HOME BECAUSE THIS PLACE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR ITS EXCELLENT PIZZA.

 THE WOMAN TEXTS ME , " HER SON IS HOME. " IT WAS PERFECT TIMING. WE FINISHED OUR BEERS AND GOT THE PIZZA TO GO. I MESSAGE THE WOMEN WE WILL BE THERE IN 5 MINUTES. WE ARRIVE IN 5 MINUTES AN NO ONE IS HOME. I KNOCK ON A CONNECTING DOOR AND SOME GIRLS ANSWER OUT A 2ND FLOOR WINDOW. THEY HAVE NO IDEA OF THE PERSON NEXT TO THEM. WE TEXT THE WOMAN BACK SAYING NO ONE IS HOME. SHE REPLIES , " I AM SORRY SORRY. HE WENT TO TURKEY HILL AND WILL BE BACK IN UNDER 5 MINUTES. " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ? THE LADY MESSAGED ME EARLIER , " HE KNOWS YOUR ARRIVING AND WILL BE WAITING."  YEAH......RIGHT.

 WE WAIT 7 MINUTES IN A DARK OFF ROAD BY RAILROAD TRACKS. WE DECIDE TO GIVE IT 2 MORE MINUTES. I DON'T EVEN KNOW THE SON'S NAME. I MOVE MY VAN OUT OF THEIR DRIVEWAY AND HE PULLS UP WITH SOME FRIENDS AND GETS DROPPED OFF. HE IS COOL AND LOADS THE TV INTO OUR VAN THAT I BACKED UP TO HIS DOOR. WE GET THE FUCK OUTTA THERE.

 ON THE RIDE HOME I TALK TO A COUSIN VIA OUR VAN'S SPEAKER PHONE. THE FIRST THING I SAY BEFORE HE TALKS IS , " WHEELS IS IN THE VAN SO OUR DISCUSSION MUST BE PG-13. " I HAD HIM ROARING LAUGHING WHEN I INSTANTLY TALKED HARD CORE HULK HOGAN RATED X STYLE FOR 20 MINUTES.

 I ALSO TALKED TO 3 BROTHERS TODAY. ALL OF THEM ARE DOING GOOD.......EXCEPT ME......BLOW.

 BACK HOME WE FEED AND PLAY WITH THE PUP.

 I DECIDE TO INSTALL THE " NEW " TV BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE WATCHING TV BEFORE I GO TO BED. I USE THE OLD WALL BRACKET AND INSTALL IT ON THE NEW TV. IT IS DONE IN SECONDS. I HANG THE TV , TURN IT ON , ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND........NO SOUND. I JUST BOUGHT A TV , WASTED FUCKING TIME , WAITED FOR A TURKEY HILL BOY AND ALL FOR SHIT. ALL MY TROUBLE SHOOTING AND NOW THIS......BLOW.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH DRINKS AND WATCH 3 EPISODES OF YELLOWSTONE. THEY ARE ALL GOOD. I FALL ASLEEP AND RE-WATCH 20 MINUTES AFTER WHEELS GOES TO BED.

 OFF TO BED AFTER MIDNIGHT AND I TOSS AND TURN. I KEEP THINKING OF THIS STUPID TV PROBLEM. AT 4 FUCKING IN THE MORNING I DECIDE TO TRY ONE MORE THING....CHANGE THE FUCKING CABLE BOXES. AT 4AM , I GO TO THE GAME ROOM AND TAKE THE CABLE BOX. I USE IT TO REPLACE MY BEDROOM CABLE BOX. I CONNECT THE TV AND THE SOUNDS GOES RIGHT THE FUCK ON. JESUS , THE WHOLE TIME IT WAS A BAD CABLE BOX.

 I CAN NOT START MY DAY AT 4:30AM. I GO BACK TO SLEEP. I FALL ASLEEP A LITTLE BIT AND FINALLY GET UP AT 7:15AM. FOR COMFORT I CUPPED THE PUP'S HEAD WITH MY HAND. SHE FELT LOVED AND I FELT LOVED.

 I WALK THE PUP OFF LEASH. SHE DOES HER THING AND I FEED HER.  NOW I CAN START ANOTHER CRAPPY DAY. OH , THE DRIVE WAY LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING AGAIN. THIS IS NOW TWICE OF ME TRYING TO FIX THEM. I SHOULD OF NEVER TOUCHED THE LIGHTS. THEY WERE WORKING PERFECTLY BUT JUST HAD A ONE HOUR DIFFERENCE FROM DAYLIGHT SAVINGS. I WILL TRY AGAIN TODAY.....WHICH IS TOMORROW. BLOW.

   WEDNESDAY      11 - 18 - 20

 " WOULD YOU LIKE SOME COFFEE OR HOT CHOCOLATE ? "....WHEELS ONE WORD SARCASTIC RESPONSE , " WOW ".

   GOT TO ADMIT....IT'S FRIGGIN' BEAUTIFUL HERE WHEN I AM NOT KILLING FLYING SQUIRRELS.

  WHEELS PUTTING IN 10 HOUR DAYS. I SET HER UP A LAND LINE PHONE BECAUSE HER MEETINGS LAST SO LONG MAKING THE CORDLESS PHONE LOSE ITS' BATTERY CHARGE.

 HAD THE PIZZA FOR LUNCH WE GOT FROM ADELINA'S RESTAURANT. THE SAUSAGE AND ONION WAS VERY GOOD.

  SOME MORE PROJECTS :

 - TRIPLE CHECKING INSTALLATION OF TOILET PARTS I DID YESTERDAY. SO FAR SO GOOD AND THE BATHROOM NOW SMELLS LIKE IT SHOULD.......CLEAN.

 - MESSED WITH THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT DAY. THIS TIME ALL LIGHTS WERE WORKING WHEN IT GOT DARK SO GOING " ON " IS RIGHT. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT WHEN THEY TURNED " OFF ".

 - CHECKED ALL TRAPS. THERE HAS BEEN ZERO ACTIVITY FOR 3 STRAIGHT DAYS NOW. THIS IS A GOOD THING.

 - CHECKED ALL LIGHTS AND REPLACED ANY BULBS NEEDED.

 - APPARENTLY IT WAS NOT A BAD CABLE BOX FOR MY TV WITH NO SOUND. THIS IS SCENARIO NUMBER 10. I FLIP FLOPPED CABLES BOXES AND BOTH NOW WORK WITH TV'S HAVING SOUND. I DID NOTICE A CABLE WIRE SCREWING INTO THE CABLE BOX SLIPPED RIGHT OUT LEAVING THE FERRULE ( THE METAL TUBE AT THE END OF A COAXIAL TV CABLE ) STILL ATTACHED TO THE CABLE BOX. I TIGHTENED IT AND THE TV WORKS WITH SOUND.

 - SO NOW WE HAVE A NICE FLAT SCREEN TV WITH HDMI PORTS AND REMOTE. WE DECIDE TO GET RID OF AN OLDER BOX TV IN AN UPSTAIRS BEDROOM. I GET A RADIO AND PLAY SOME MUSIC WHILE I REMOVE THE TV AND IT'S WALL MOUNT. I INSTALL THE " NEW " SWING WALL MOUNT , TV , AND TRIM TO HIDE WIRES GOING UP THE WALL.  IT LOOKS 10X BETTER.

 - APPARENTLY FLEX SEAL WORKED ON OUR JEEP'S SUNROOF. OUR ELDEST SAID DURING THE BIG RAIN NO WATER CAME IN. SHE DID SAY SOME WATER BEHIND THE BAR IN THE BASEMENT DID GET WET. HEY , I CAN'T HAVE ALL GOOD NEWS EACH DAY.

 - TAKE A WALK TO THE ENTRANCE WHERE THE COMMUNITY MAILBOX IS. IT IS A LITTLE BRISK BUT STILL BEAUTIFUL. WE TOOK THE PUP AND I ALSO BROUGHT A PLASTIC BAG TO PICK UP TRASH. WE SAW 11 DOE AND ONE 6 POINT BUCK FOLLOWING THEM. THAT IS PRETTY COOL.

 - SPRAY PAINTED HORSESHOE PIT POLES BRIGHT WHITE.

 - KILLED A SPIDER WALKING ALONG A BASEBOARD HEATER. I WONDERED , " CAN THEY FEEL THAT HOT SURFACE ? " AGAIN , FELT BAD DISPOSING OF THIS CREATURE BECAUSE THEY DO HELP WITH OTHER UNWANTED BUGS.

 - SEVERAL FINCHES FLY UNDER OUR AWNING TO EAT MOTHS ATTACHED TO THE SIDING. I THANKED THEM.

 - STRAIGHTENED MUDROOM AND MY 1000 TOOLS ALL OVER THE PLACE. AGAIN , I GOT A RADIO AND PLAYED MUSIC WHILE WORKING IN THERE. MUSIC HELPS BIG TIME WHEN DOING PROJECTS.

 - CLEANED OLD TOILET FLUID MASTER THAT I MAY USE TO REPLACE ANOTHER OLD FLUID MASTER. YES.....THIS MAKES NO SENSE.

  WHEELS ENDS HER NIGHT DAMN NEAR 6PM. SHE SAYS , " SO , WANNA GO TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT ? " WE LEFT SO FAST WE FORGOT TO BRING BEER. WE STOP AT A LIQUOR STORE JUST AS IT WAS CLOSING. WE PICK UP A BOX OF MALBEC RED WINE.

 ARRIVE AT CHARLIE WEAVERS AND ONE ROOM IS PRETTY FULL. I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT IT BUT WORKED IT OUT PERFECT AS " MIKE " THE WAITRESS SAT US IN A 2ND ROOM BY OURSELVES. SHE NOW KNOWS US AND WE FOUND OUT SHE IS NOT ONLY A WAITRESS BUT THE OWNER....WITH HER HUSBAND THE CHEF. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AGAIN AS WE ORDERED CHICKEN PARM OVER PASTA , FRIED CHICKEN , MASHED POTATOES WITH GRAVY , CORN , MUSSELS IN A RED SAUCE , BREAD , AND A PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM CHOCOLATE SYRUP WHIPPED CREAM DESERT ( OH.....MY.....GOD. )   WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS STAY IN THE POCONOS AS A VACATION SO GETTING FAT IS ACCEPTABLE. " MIKE " TALKED TO US ALOT. SHE THINKS THEY MAY CLOSE WITH THE 2ND ROUND OF THE PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS COMING.

 ON THE DRIVE HOME I ASK WHEELS , " DO WE HAVE COFFEE ? " SHE SAYS , " YES , WHY YOU WANT SOME ? " I REPLY , " MY ANSWER WILL BE IN 3 MINUTES. WE DRIVE UP TO THE ENTRANCE AND THERE IS AN OLD LADY MANNING THE GATE AND CHECKING EACH CAR THAT COMES THROUGH. THE BACK STORY IS SHE IS A NASTY MEAN PERSON AND HAS GOTTEN WAY TOO INTO SUPERVISING THIS ENTRANCE. SHE HAS CAUSED 10 CAR BACK UPS FOR PEOPLE SIMPLY TO DRIVE THROUGH. ALL OUT FIGHTS HAVE BROKEN OUT THIS WOMAN. OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY WEBSITE IS A POPCORN SHOW. ANYWAY ,THIS IS THE 3RD TIME WE SAW HER MANNING THE GATE AND I AM ALWAYS OVER THE TOP SUPER NICE TO THIS ANGRY TROLL OF A LADY. WE PULL UP AND SHE SAYS , " WHAT YOU WHAT ? " I SAY OUR ADDRESS AND " I JUST LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR MANNING THE GATE. WOULD YOU LIKE US TO BRING YOU SOME COFFEE OR HOT CHOCOLATE ? " SHE REPLIES , " NO ". WHEELS SAYS , " WOW " I SAY , " HEY WHY NOT TRY TO MAKE AN ANGRY PERSON FEEL GOOD. GLAD SHE SAID " NO " BECAUSE I WAS NOT BRINGING BACK ANY COFFEE OR HOT CHOCOLATE. " WHEELS RESPONDS , " WOW , YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE. "

 BACK HOME WE ARE GREETED WARMLY AND EXCITEDLY BY THE PUP. IT IS A SMALL JOY EACH TIME. I NEED IT THE MOST. WHEELS SAYS MAZE HAS BEAUTIFUL EYE LASHES.

 CLEANER STOPS OVER SO WE CAN PAY HER.

 WE WATCH 3 EPISODES OF YELLOWSTONE. I THOUGHT 2 1/2 WERE VERY GOOD CONSIDERING I FELL ASLEEP ON THE LAST HALF OF ONE EPISODE. I AM HOPING BOTH WHEELS AND I SLEEP BETTER TONIGHT.

 WE ALSO WATCHED A LITTLE BIT OF GREASE WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA AND OLIVIA NEWTOWN JOHN ( PIECE OF ASS ). DID YOU KNOW MOST OF THE CAST WERE IN THEIR LATE 20'S AND EARLY 30'S PLAYING HIGH SCHOOL KIDS ? JESUS , RIZZO WAS 33 !! THE MOVIE WAS RELEASED IN 1978. THAT'S 42 YEARS AGO. I STILL BANG OLIVIA NEWTOWN JOHN TODAY.

 WE HEAD TO BED. I ASK WHEELS IF SHE WANTS SOME COCK FOR 30 SECONDS ? A VERY TIRED " NO " WAS IMMEDIATELY ANSWERED. TOTALLY CAN'T BLAME HER.

 FROM THE WICKED STORM WE HAD 2 PLACES OF OUR HOUSE THAT WERE SEVERALLY DAMAGED BY 2 VERY LARGE TREE BRANCHES. TWO CORNERS OF OUR HOUSE HAD TOTAL STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND BROKE OFF. I COULD SEE INSULATION AND SPLINTERED WOOD ALONG THE TOP EDGES. THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE IS NOW EXPOSED TO THE OUTSIDE..........dream ends.

 THURSDAY       11 - 19 - 20

  IT'S VERY RARE THAT MOST OF MY DAY I GET REALLY GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO ME.

 START MORNING SEEING 2 DOE OUT THE FRONT WINDOW AND 2 BUCKS OUT THE BACK WINDOW. THIS WAS PRETTY COOL. THE BUCKS WERE A 2 POINT ( BUTTON BUCK ) AND A 4 POINT. I ALSO SAW A RED TAIL HAWK LAND ON A BRANCH ABOUT 100 FEET FROM THE HOUSE. HAWKS ARE BAD ASS.

 A NEIGHBOR POSTS A VIDEO OF 4 BEAR WALKING DOWN HER DRIVEWAY. MOMMA BEAR WAS BIG.

 THE TRUMPSTERS ARE STILL MAKING A RACKET THAT EVERYTHING IS FAKE. ALL THESE CONTROVERSIAL STATES ARE CHEATING AND YET ZERO PROOF. IT'S LIKE THE MOVIE PET DETECTIVE WITH JIM CAREY WHERE LOIS EINHORN SAYS  , " THERE'S A LITTLE THING YOU NEED CALLED EVIDENCE " .

   GIULIANI'S HAIR DYE RUNNING DOWN THE SIDE OF HIS FACE WAS PERFECT.......FAKE HAIR. KINDA TELLS YOU SOMETHING......KARMA MAYBE ?

 MORE PUNCH LIST STUFF :

 - RE-WINDEXED ONE WINDOW. IN THE SUN IT LOOKED LIKE A STREAKY ASS. I GUESS THE FIRST TIME I DID NOT ROTATE THE PAPER TOWELS ENOUGH. THEY WERE JUST TOO DIRTY.

 -  1/3 THE DRIVEWAY LIGHTS WENT OFF AROUND 5AM. I'M OKAY WITH THAT. I USED A BUNGEE CORD TO WRAP THE BLACK PLASTIC BAG THAT COVERS THE POWER STRIPS AND EXTENSION CORDS. MAYBE THIS WILL HELP PREVENT RENTERS FROM THROWING TRASH IN IT.

 - I HAD SOMETHING THAT WAS BOTHERING ME JUST A LITTLE BIT. SOME OF OUR DOORS ARE NOT CLOSING PROPERLY. THE CHANGE OF SEASONS AND TEMPERATURES CREATES EXPANDING AND CONTRACTING OF THE WOOD JAMBS. SO , I TESTED EVERY BEDROOM , INTERIOR , AND CLOSET DOOR. ANY DOORS THAT DID NOT CLOSE PROPERLY I TOOK THEM OFF THEIR HINGES , BROUGHT IT OUTSIDE , AND SHAVED A 1/4" OFF THE DOOR WITH MY CIRCULAR SAW. ALL DOORS OPEN AND CLOSE PROPERLY NOW.

 - CLEANED OUT WOOD STOVE. THIS IS NEVER A FUN JOB. IT ALWAYS AMAZES ME ON THE 1 INTERIOR PIECE I REMOVE AND......I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW IT FITS BACK IN 5 MINUTES LATER. IT DOES THIS TO ME EVERY TIME. I ALSO CLEANED THE STOVE'S GLASS WITH OVEN CLEANER. OVEN CLEANER WORKS EXCELLENT ON BURNT GLASS.

 - PEOPLE JUST DON'T LOOK UP. I DID TODAY AND NOTICED A LARGE TREE BRANCH LEANING ON OUR MAIN POWER LINE ATTACHED TO OUR HOUSE. PPL WAS JUST HERE 3 DAYS AGO CUTTING BRANCHES OFF WIRES DUE TO THE WICKED STORM A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. I FELT THIS IS SOMETHING I COULD HANDLE......THOUGH I WAS PRETTY NERVOUS. THE BRANCH WAS 5 INCHES THICK AND ABOUT 60 FEET LONG.  I RAN AN EXTENSION CORD TO THE BRANCH AND MOVED A VEHICLE. I FIRST TRIED TO CUT THE BRANCH ON THE TOP BUT QUICKLY REALIZED THE WEIGHT OF THE BRANCH IS BINDING MY SAW BLADE. I FLIPPED MY CIRCULAR SAW UPSIDE DOWN ( NOT REAL SMART ) AND CUT UNDERNEATH THE BRANCH. IN MY MIND I YELL , " TIMMMMMMMM....BERRRRRRR ". I SEE THE LARGE HEAVY BRANCH SLIDE ALONG AND OFF THE TOP OF THE POWER LINE AND THAN SLAM AGAINST THE GROUND. IT MADE SUCH AN IMPACT AGAINST THE HOUSE A BEDROOM WALL WHERE OUR ELDEST WAS IN SHOOK. SHE OPENED THE WINDOW AND SAID , " WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING NOW ? "

 - I WAS VERY NERVOUS THE HOUSE BRACKET HOLDING THE STREET POWER LINE WAS DAMAGED BUT IT DID SEEM OKAY. I MADE SOME MORE CUTS OF THE BRANCH AND THREW THE PIECES OVER MY DRIVEWAY FENCE.

 OUR ELDEST DRIVES UP TO VISIT. THIS WAS A NICE SURPRISE. WE SET HER UP IN A BEDROOM AND I ALSO INSTALLED HER ROKU TO THE " NEW " TV I JUST INSTALLED ON THE WALL YESTERDAY. SHE ACTIVATED THE ROKU TO ACCESS NETFLIX AND IT WORKED PERFECT.

 WHEELS PUTS IN ANOTHER 10 HOUR DAY.

 I WALK THE PUP OFF-LEASH AGAIN. IT IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO TRAIN HER.

 ANOTHER GOVERNMENT GRANT SHOT US DOWN. IT WAS ONLY 3K BUT ANY LITTLE THING WOULD OF HELPED.

 A PERSON OFFERS US 20K TO RENT OUR NORTH WILDWOOD CONDO FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY. SEEMS LIKE ALOT OF MONEY BUT SEVERAL THINGS FACTOR IN LIKE -- WHAT DID WE MAKE LAST SEASON , WE WERE GOING TO RAISE RATES THIS SEASON ESPECIALLY SINCE COVID CRUSHED US , HOW ABOUT LAST SEASON RENTERS , AND A GOOD FACTOR IS NOT NEEDING A CLEANER ALL SEASON.

  THE THREE OF US TAKE A RIDE TO DINNER. I STOP TO GET GAS. AS I AM FUELING I HEAR WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST ROARING LAUGHING. I OPEN THE CAR DOOR AND SAY ," I ASSUME THAT LAUGHTER IS ABOUT ME ? " I WAS RIGHT.

 A VERY NICE DINNER AT DAMON'S GRILL AGAIN. RIBS , BURGER , FILET....ALL VERY GOOD.

  AFTER DINNER WE STOP AT A DOLLAR STORE FOR LAUNDRY DETERGENT. WE LEAVE WITH COOKIES , CANDY , ALLERGY MEDICINE , AND SOME OTHER THINGS I FORGET.

 AT THE GATE AGAIN WITH THE ANGRY OLD LADY MANNING THE BOOTH. THIS TIME I SAY , " YOU KNOW LAST NIGHT I OFFERED YOU COFFEE OR HOT CHOCOLATE. MAYBE I SHOULD OF SAID RED OR WHITE WINE ? " I COULDN'T BELIEVE I ACTUALLY MADE HER LAUGH AS SHE SAID ," IF WE'RE GOING TO DO IT RIGHT MAKE IT 3 BOTTLES. " WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST JUST SHOOK THEIR HEADS AS I DROVE OFF.

 AT HOME WE GET GREETED BY THE PUP. I NOTICE 2 OVERHEAD ROOF FLOOD LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING. GREAT.......ADD IT TO THE PUNCH LIST.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH NIGHT CAPS AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF YELLOWSTONE. WHEN 1 SCENE MAKES YOU SCREAM AT THE TV.....THAT IS DAMN GOOD WRITING AND ACTING. THIS EPISODE WAS EXCELLENT.

 THE GIRLS MAKE ME WATCH AN EPISODE OF GREY'S ANATOMY. I WONDER IF THIS POPULAR SHOW CONVINCES ANY TRUMP SUPPORTERS ABOUT COVID-19.....PROBABLY NOT. THE WHOLE SHOW WAS BASED ON THE CORONA VIRUS. IT WAS GOOD. THE VERY END WHERE THE MAIN FEMALE CHARACTER IS RUNNING ON THE BEACH TO A FORMER LOVER IS PRETTY GOOD TOO.

 WE WATCH ANOTHER YELLOWSTONE. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT.

 OH , OUR ELDEST HEARD SOME MOVEMENT UNDER THE AWNING. GREAT....ADD IT TO THE PUNCH LIST.

  FRIDAY      11 - 20 - 20

 PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER. I WOULD EVEN CALL IT WHEELSTOCK WEATHER.....ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.

 ALWAYS SOMEONE BEING AN ASSHOLE WITH THEIR FUCKING OPINION. A BAND MEMBER POSTED ON FACEBOOK , " NAME A VENUE YOU PLAYED WHERE YOU HATED THE NAME. " GEE.....THE NAIL CAME UP TWICE.  I AM OKAY WITH THIS BUT THE SAME GUY WROTE , " I DON'T LIKE HOW THE OWNER GLORIFIES HIS PROPERTIES IN THE BATHROOM. "

 I WANTED TO REPLY ( BUT DIDN'T ) , " I SPENT 5 FUCKING YEARS BUILDING ONE HOME FROM THE GROUND UP WITH MY OWN HANDS. NO FUCKING WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS FOR 5 FUCKING YEARS. OH WE THREW A 4 DAY PARTY CALLED WHEELSTOCK FOR FREE.....BEER , LIQUOR , ALL MEALS FOR 200+....ALL FREE. THE OTHER HOME I REMODELED FOR MONTHS IN FILTH WHEN THE ENTIRE HOME WAS GUTTED DUE TO A WATER PIPE BREAK. I ALSO WORKED 70 HOUR WEEKS WITH 4 JOBS FOR 3 YEARS SO HANGING A FUCKING FLYER SEEMS LEGIT ON MY END. "

  WHEELS AND I TAKE A WALK WITH THE PUP. I PICK UP TRASH AGAIN ( AMAZING HOW FUCKING PEOPLE LITTER ) AND WE TALK TO A NEIGHBOR WHO FEEDS THE BEARS. SHE TOLD US SHE HAS NOT SEEN ONE BEAR IN OVER A MONTH AND WAS AFRAID " BOWTIE " ( THE BEAR ) WAS KILLED BY HUNTERS.

 WE AGAIN WALK MAZE OFF LEASH. SHE RUNS AROUND THE HOUSE AND DODGES US WHEN WE TRY TO TOUCH HER. ONE THING SHE LEAPT ABOUT 12 FEET IN THE AREA OFF A TINY HILL.....THAT WAS SO COOL.

  A VISUAL ( AND IT AIN'T PRETTY ) - WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST WERE LAUGHING DOWNSTAIRS AS I GRUNTED AND GROANED.

 THE VISUAL STORY - I NEEDED TO CHANGE 2 OUTDOOR FLOOD LIGHTS. I DECIDED NOT TO USE A LADDER AND SQUEEZE THROUGH A SMALL HALLWAY WINDOW. I HAD A CHAIR AND A SMALL LADDER UPSTAIRS SO I USED THEM. HERE IS THE VISUAL. I COULD NOT GO FORWARD THROUGH THE WINDOW BECAUSE THE DROP WAS ABOUT 5 FEET. SO , I WENT BACKWARDS THROUGH THE WINDOW ON MY BELLY. I WAS GOOD UNTIL I GOT TO MY BALLS. MY NUTS SLID AGAINST THE WINDOW LIP EDGE. I COULD NOT GO UP OR DOWN WITH MY FAT BELLY SO I LITERALLY HAD TO DRAG MY BALLS STRAIGHT OVER THE HARD PLASTIC EDGE. BOTH BALLS WERE FORCED UP AND INTO MY BODY AS IF I HAD A VAGINA.  I GROANED WITH PAIN UNTIL MY SET OF NUTS SLITHERED OVER THE 2ND OUTSIDE WOODEN EDGE. BOTH MY BALLS DROPPED BACK INTO PLACE AND I HARD SIGHED RELIEF.

 OUT ON THE AWNING I CLIMB THE ROOF PEEK AND REMOVE BOTH BURNT OUT FLOOD LIGHTS. MY ELDEST HANDS ME 2 NEW FLOODS THROUGH A BEDROOM WINDOW. I ALSO LEAF BLOW THE AWNING A 2ND TIME.

 2ND VISUAL STORY - NOW I MUST RE-ENTER BACK THROUGH THE SMALL HALLWAY WINDOW. ON MY BELLY AGAIN I JUMP A LITTLE INTO THE WINDOW ABOUT 1/3 OF THE WAY. I WIGGLE LIKE A WALRUS UNTIL I AM HALFWAY THROUGH. NOW , FROM THE OUTSIDE , IF ANYONE WAS LOOKING , WOULD SEE MY ASS AND LEGS POINTING STRAIGHT OUT AWAY FROM THE HOUSE. I MOVE LIKE A SEA LION BY RIPPLING MY BELLY AND HOLDING ONTO A CHAIR INSIDE THE HALLWAY. I GET TO MY KNEES AND NOW NEED TO DO A PUSH-UP USING THE CHAIR HANDLES. SO HERE IS ANOTHER VISUAL. ME PLANKING HALFWAY THROUGH A WINDOW HOLDING MY FRONT BODY UP BY DOING A HAND STAND WITH THE CHAIR RAILS AND MY MY FEET STILL IN THE SILL OF THE WINDOW. I GRAB THE LADDER AND FORCE ONE FOOT UP OVER MY SHOULDER ONTO THE CHAIR'S SEAT BELOW. IF I FALL I WILL ROLL DOWN THE STAIRWAY. THE REST OF MY BODY FOLLOWED LIKE JELLO GOING DOWN A SLIDING BOARD.

 I DO SOME OTHER SMALL PROJECTS BUT FOR THE MOST PART MY LIST IS DONE. THE HOUSE IS BACK UP TO SHIP SHAPE. I LOVE BEING HERE.

 MAKING WHEELS ( AND MY ELDEST ) CRY LAUGH AT LEAST ONCE A DAY. I THINK I DID IT 10 TIMES WITH GOING THROUGH A WINDOW EARLIER BUT I DID IT AGAIN. THE STORY :

 - OUR ELDEST ASKS FOR A ICED COFFEE MACHINE FOR CHRISTMAS. WHEELS PRICES THEM OUT FOR ABOUT $30 PLUS DELIVERY. I SAY , " LET ME TRY FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE. " OF COURSE I GET " THE LOOK " FROM BOTH OF THEM. IN SECONDS I FIND A BRAND NEW ICED COFFEE MAKER STILL IN THE BOX FOR $17. A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN GIRL NAMED BETH FETTUCCINE FROM MOUNTAINTOP IS SELLING IT. WHAT A SCORE !!!....BRAND NEW AND CLOSE. IN FACT WE WERE JUST IN MOUNTAIN TOP GETTING A TV 3 DAYS AGO. MY HOPES QUICKLY FADE AS I SEE THE AD FOR THE COFFEE MAKER HAS BEEN UP FOR 15 WEEKS. THIS IS NOT GOOD. I WRITE TO HER , " IS THE ICED COFFEE MAKER STILL AVAILABLE AND WOULD YOU DO $10 ? "  SHE QUICKLY MESSAGES BACK " YES ". WE MESSAGE EACH OTHER BACK AND FORTH AND SHE SEEMS SUPER COOL. I CHECK OUT HER PROFILE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK AND SHE IS AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF ASS......WITH A BOYFRIEND.

 WHEELS PUTS IN ANOTHER LONG DAY SO WE GO TO ADELINA'S RESTAURANT AGAIN IN MOUNTAIN TOP. IT WAS A 2 FOLD JOURNEY. 1 - HAVE ANOTHER GOOD MEAL AND 2 GET THE COFFEE MAKER. WE GET SEATED IN A LITTLE CUBBY HOLE AREA WHICH WAS FINE BY US BECAUSE WE WERE VERY FAR AWAY FROM ANYONE ELSE. THERE WAS A NICE CROWD THERE BUT WE WERE A 100 FEET FROM ANY OTHER TABLE.

 EXCELLENT SERVICE BY OUR ADORABLE WAITRESS. WE GOT SCALLOPS WRAPPED IN BACON ( AGAIN ) , CLAMS CASINOS ( TOO BREADY ) , GARLIC BREAD , LASAGNA , MEATBALLS , AND EGGPLANT PARM....ALONG WITH RED WINE AND GOOSE ISLAND IPA DRAFTS. AGAIN , EVERYTHING WAS GOOD.

 A 2ND SERVER REMEMBERED US FROM 3 NIGHTS AGO. I TELL BOTH A STORY. " I LIKE TO TELL YOU WHAT 30 YEARS OF MARRIAGE IS. WE ARE IN THIS LITTLE CUBBY HOLE AREA WHICH WE LIKE. BUT.....I DO NOT LIKE HAVING MY BACK AGAINST PEOPLE OR OTHER TABLES WITH CUSTOMERS. SO MY WIFE ALWAYS LETS ME FACE THEM. TONIGHT , SINCE MY WIFE HAD A LONG WEEK , I ASKED HER IF SHE LIKE TO FACE THE MAIN ROOM AND PEOPLE. " BOTH GIRLS SAY , " OHHHH THAT'S CUTE WHILE WHEELS RESPONDS ," YEAH , AFTER 30 YEARS I GET SEATED THIS WAY ONCE. " WE LAUGH.

 I TEXT THE HOT ITALIAN GIRL WE ARE MINUTES AWAY. WE WERE ONLY 2 MINUTES FROM HER HOUSE. SHE ANSWERS THE DOOR IN PAJAMAS AND A WHITE TIGHT TEE SHIRT WITH A MASK......PIECE.......OF......ASS. SHE IS SUPER COOL AND SUPER POLITE. I ASK HER IF SHE HAS EVER BEEN TO ADELINA'S ? SHE REPLIES , " YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS BUT NO. " I SAY ," OH MY GOD , IT IS 2 MINUTES FROM YOU. YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT. " I GIVE HER $10 AND SHE OFFERS A QUICK HAND JOB BUT I SAY , " I CAN'T. MY WIFE IS IN THE CAR. "

 OK , MAKING WHEELS AND OUR ELDEST CRY LAUGH SO HARD THEY COULD NOT BREATHE. THIS COFFEE MAKER IS A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR OUR ELDEST. SHE IS SITTING OUTSIDE SO I ASK WHEELS TO WALK WITH ME WHILE BOTH OF US HOLD THE COFFEE MAKER BOX ( FROM FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE ) FOR 10 BUCKS. WE SLOWLY WALK OUTSIDE LIKE 2 OLD PEOPLE AND SAY TO OUR ELDEST , " MERRY CHRISTMAS !! WE LOVE YOU !! " OUR DAUGHTER ROARS LAUGHS AND SAYS , " OH MY GOD I WISHED I VIDEOED TAPED THAT !! " SO WHEELS AND I RE-ENACT IT AGAIN. NOW BOTH WHEELS AND OUR DAUGHTER ARE CRYING LAUGHING.

 ELDEST TAKES A 45 MINUTE JACUZZI.

 WHEELS AND I FINISH SEASON 2 OF YELLOWSTONE. IT WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. I ACTUALLY REPLAYED A SCENE FOR OUR ELDEST BECAUSE THIS ONE FEMALE CHARACTER IS SO BAD ASS.

 OFF TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT AND SLEPT BAD GOOD UNTIL 5AM. AFTER PEEING TWICE I JUST GOT UP AT 6AM. THE PUP FOLLOWED ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER. I WALK HER OUTSIDE OFF-LEASH AND WE SEE THE 4 POINT BUCK AGAIN.

  SATURDAY         11 - 21 - 20

  2 HOURS SLEEP AT MOST. IT JUST PISSES ME OFF THAT IN THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME AND AREA I DON'T SLEEP FOR 10 HOURS. I GO TO BED AT 11PM AND WAKE UP THINKING IT HAS TO BE 5 OR 6 HOURS LATER....MAYBE EVEN SEE SUNLIGHT. NOPE........IT WAS 12:30AM.

 A FAMILY MEMBER SENDING ME A PICTURE OF A GUY SQUEEZING THROUGH A SMALL WINDOW WAS PRETTY FUNNY. ( READ YESTERDAY'S BLOG )

 STILL.....A GOOD DAY.

 WALK THE PUP AND FEED HER. NOT SURE HOW MANY DOGS GET MORE EXCITED FOR FOOD THAN RUNNING OUTSIDE IN THE WOODS AND A LAKE BUT THIS ONE PREFERS FOOD.

 BEEN HERE A WEEK AND SEEN 2 PEOPLE..........2.

 YEARS AGO I SAW AN OTTER IN THE LAKE FROM ABOUT 200 YARDS. I THINK I MISTAKENED IT FOR A BLACK MINK. WE SAW A NEIGHBOR WALKING HER DOG AND SHE SAID SHE JUST SAW A MINK. WHEELS WALKED TO THE AREA AND TRIED TO BACKTRACK BUT COULD NOT SEE IT.

 DID SOME LITTLE THINGS BUT MOSTLY MY PUNCH LIST IS COMPLETED.

  FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS OF ZERO ACTIVITY FROM THE CRITTERS.

 WHEELS TAKES A RIDE TO THE DOLLAR STORE AND LIQUOR STORE.

  LATE MORNING WE TRY A NEW TV SERIES CALLED THE UNDOING WITH NICOLE KIDMAN. WE WATCHED A TOTAL OF 4 EPISODES OVER THE COURSE OF THE DAY AND NIGHT. THEY WERE GOOD TO VERY GOOD. YOUNG ITALIAN ACTRESS WHO GETS NAKED EVERY SCENE......PIECE OF ASS.

 TAKE A RIDE TO LEHIGH GORGE TRAIL. WE WALKED DOWN TO THE LEHIGH RIVER. MAZE WAS A NUT JOB AND HER JUMPING INTO THE RIVER WAS HILARIOUS. I AM PRETTY SURE SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD RUN ON WATER. WE TOOK SOME COOL PICTURES......LIKE A PICTURE OF SOMEONE WHO SPRAY PAINTED PURPLE LETTERS ON A BRIDGE PILLAR THAT WROTE " LOSER TRUMP ".

 WE STOP AT GROCERY STORE TO PICK UP SUPPLIES FOR OUR ELDEST.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH PENN STATE LOSE AGAIN.

  OUT TO DINNER BUT WE FIRST STOP AT THE LIQUOR STORE FOR OUR ELDEST. SHE LIKE A LITTLE WHITE WINE WITH HER DINNER.

  WE DRIVE TO CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT FOR THE 3RD TIME IN UNDER A WEEK. WE GOT SEATED AND I FELT BAD MOVING TO ANOTHER ROOM. THE REASON......WE WANTED THE OTHER ROOM WHERE WE KNOW THE OWNER / WAITRESS " MIKE ". AGAIN , THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING WITH LARGE PORTIONS. GOOD GOD I THINK I PUT ALL 30 POUNDS BACK ON THIS WEEK. WE DID SHORT RIBS , PRIME RIB , MARYLAND CRAB CAKES , CORN BREAD , GARLIC BREAD , BROCCOLI , MASHED POTATOES , BAKED POTATO , PUMPKIN RICE PUDDING , APPLE CRUMB PIE WITH ICE CREAM , AND RED & WHITE WINE. WE REQUESTED TO MEET THE HUSBAND / CHEF AND HE REMINDED ME OF OUR SOUND MAN. IT WAS A GOOD TIME.

 BACK HOME WE ARE GREETED CRAZILY BY MAZE. IT IS PURE JOY. WE SETTLE IN.

 WE PLAY AN ELLEN DEGENERES GAME WHERE YOU HOLD YOUR CELL PHONE TO YOUR HEAD AND A WORD POPS UP. THE OTHER PLAYERS DESCRIBE WHAT THE WORD IS FOR THE CELL PHONE PLAYER TO GUESS. OH MY GOD I AM SO BAD.

 WE WATCH SEASON 3 OPENER OF YELLOWSTONE. IT WAS " EH " AT BEST. WE ALSO WATCHED SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE REBOOT , THE MASKED SINGER , AND THE UNDOING.

 I WENT TO BED AT 9:53PM. THIS 2 HOUR A NIGHT SLEEP CATCHES UP TO ME BIG TIME BY MID-EVENING. I DID CHILL IN MY BED AND WATCH SOME TV. IT ONLY LASTED ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I FELL ASLEEP AND WAS AWAKENED WHEN A HALLWAY LIGHT WAS TURNED ON AT 12:30AM.

 COVID-19 CASES SOURING OUT OF CONTROL.....IF YOU BELIEVE THE NEWS , CDC , OTHER COUNTRIES REPORTS , INTERNET REPORTS , INTERVIEWED DOCTORS , NURSES , FIRST RESPONDERS , AND NEWS PAPERS. BUT ONLY IF YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THESE. MOST LIKELY THEY ARE ALL COORDINATING TO PRODUCE FAKE NEWS.

  SUNDAY      11 - 23 - 20

  WELP...........BACK TO REALITY.

  JUST FOUND OUT A FAMILY MEMBER LOST HER DAD TO DUE COMPLICATIONS OF PHENOMENA. IT IS A HORRIBLE FEELING ESPECIALLY WHEN THE GUY WAS HONORABLE AND A SUPER DECENT HUMAN BEING.

  WHEELS AND I ARE UP EARLY AND DECIDE TO HEAD BACK HOME SINCE WE HAVE THINGS TO DO. WE CLEAN AND ORGANIZE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. OUR ELDEST WILL STAY AND CHILL TO MID-WEEK UNTIL RENTERS ARRIVE. SHE CALLS US AND SAYS , " WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY GOODBYE ? I WOKE UP TO AN EMPTY HOUSE ? " OUR REPLY , " WELL , IT WAS 11AM AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO WAKE YOU. " LATER WE BOUGHT HER TAKE-OUT FROM CHARLIE WEAVER'S RESTAURANT. ( 4TH TIME ORDERING IN A WEEK ).

 I SAY THIS OFTEN. I LOVE HAVING A POCONO HOME WHERE IT ONLY TAKES 75 MINUTES TO DRIVE FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE. WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN.

 I HAVE BEEN DEFENDING CARSON WENTZ THE ENTIRE SEASON. TWO GUYS ON SOCIAL MEDIA RIP ME FOR DONG THIS. THEY SAY FIRE THE COACH , SIT WENTZ , START THE ROOKIE , AND FIRE EVERYONE. I TRIED TO EXPLAIN THE WHOLE PICTURE OF NOT HAVING AN OFFENSIVE LINE ( ALL HURT ) , NO WIDE RECEIVERS ( ALL HURT ) , NO TIGHT ENDS ( ALL HURT ) , BAD PLAY CALLING , DEFENSE BLOWS , MOST SACKED QB IN THE NFL , MOST QB HURRIES IN THE NFL , AND LISTENING TO OPINIONS FROM SETH JOYNER , RON JAWORKSI , DICK VERMEIL , AND HALL OF FAME WRITER RAY DIDINGER. HE WROTE BACK " DID YOU SEE THAT INTERCEPTION FOR A PICK 6 ? ( WHEN WENTZ WAS HIT FROM BEHIND ). WORSE THROW I EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. ALSO THE PEOPLE YOU NAMED ARE DINOSAURS AND DIDINGER IS A HACK. " I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD AND FOUND OUT HE IS A COWBOY FAN.

 I DO ADMIT WENTZ WAS THE MAIN PROBLEM IN THE LOSS TODAY. A VERY WINNABLE GAME BUT GETTING AWAY FROM THE RUN AND NOT ADJUSTING ( LIKE THE BROWNS DID ) COST US THE GAME.......AGAIN. WHEN WENTZ GOT SACKED IN THE END ZONE FOR A SAFETY MERRILL REESE SCREAMS OUT , " THE WHOLE WORLD KNEW YOU HAD TO THROW IT AWAY. "

 THE SMALL CRACK ON OUR WINDSHIELD GOT EXTENDED. I NOW MUST REPLACE IT FOR THE 2ND TIME IN 6 MONTHS. I MADE A SAFELITE APPOINTMENT FOR TOMORROW.

 WHEELS DOES LAUNDRY. THE DOOR KNOB FALLS OFF THE DOOR. YEP.....GOT TO FIX THAT. THAN SHE SAID , " IS IT NORMAL THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR IS SWEATING ? " THE LINT MUST OF BACKED UP CLOGGING THE DRYER VENT. I WENT OUTSIDE AND NO AIR WAS BEING MOVED THROUGH IT.  WELP , ADD THIS TO THE LIST.

 WE HAVE SOME LEFTOVERS FOR A LATE LUNCH.

  BY 5PM I HEAD TO THE NAIL. I HAVE A SPECIAL OF $5 PBR POUNDER SIX PACKS AND $1 FRIES OR ONION RING ORDERS. I HANG UNTIL 9PM. I TALKED TO ONE ARTIST FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES WHICH WAS VERY NICE.

 ROLL HOME AND TRY TO WATCH YELLOWSTONE. THE 3RD SEASON HAS BEEN FREE ON PARAMOUNT FOR 6 MONTHS. NOW , IT COSTS MONEY. I TRIED PEACOCK AND ON-DEMANDING....ALL COST MONEY. JUST ONE WEEK AGO SEASON 3 WAS FREE. WE USED A FREE TRIAL TO WATCH THE FIRST 2 SEASONS WHILE IN THE POCONOS FIGURING WHEN WE GET HOME WE WATCH THE 3RD SEASON FOR FREE......NOPE.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE CONNORS. BOTH WERE GOOD. THE CHARACTER " JACKIE " IS PRETTY FUNNY.

  OFF TO BED THINKING AND HOPING BILL GATES PREDICTION OF " NORMALCY " WILL RETURN IN THE SUMMER OF 2021.

  MONDAY      11 - 23 - 20

    WORST BIRTHDAY EVER.............TUESDAY 11 / 24 / 20 A SOCIAL MEDIA POST WAS MADE AT 8AM.

   " WITH A CRUSHING HEART I AM TESTING THE WATERS OF SELLING THE NAIL. SO MANY BANDS , SO MANY FRIENDS , SO MANY MEMORIES. NOT THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT. "

 THINGS I WILL MISS AND LOSE :

 - COUNTLESS FRIENDS AND BAND MEMBERS LOST. I HAVE NO FRIENDS SO THIS IS PROBABLY GOING TO HURT THE MOST.

 - MINGLING AND JOKING WITH PATRONS AND PEOPLE. I LOVED ENTERTAINING AND MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH. THIS WILL ALL BE GONE.

 - WORKING WITH MY INCREDIBLE STAFF. I LOVED THEM LIKE FAMILY.

 - ALL MY CONTACTS WITH CONTRACTORS , TRADERS , BUSINESSES , ETC......GONE.

 - MERCURY AMUSEMENTS - BEST AND MOST HARD WORKING BUSINESS AROUND. THEY HELPED ME FIX ARCADE MACHINES , SOUND SYSTEMS , COMPUTER STUFF , POOL TABLES ( FOR MY OWN HOUSE TOO ) AND MORE......ALL GONE.

 - BOOZE - YEP , AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF BEER , LIQUOR , AND WINE ALL OPEN 24/7 IF WE NEEDED IT AND AT A DISCOUNT. IT ALSO HELPED OUT A 1000 TIMES WHEN WE THREW PRIVATE PARTIES AT HOME.

 - FOOD - BUYING IN BULK AT RESTAURANT DEPOT. THIS WAS A VERY NICE PERK WITH MEATS , CHEESES , AND MORE.....GONE. WON'T NEED MY DELI SLICER ANYMORE.

 - CASH - WE NEVER EVER USED AN A.T.M.  WE DID NOT MAKE MUCH MONEY BUT ALWAYS HAD CASH ON HAND.

 - WHAT WILL I DO ? I AM ALMOST 60 , OVER WEIGHT , HAVE THE MOST SEVERE CASE OF SLEEP APNEA EVER SEEN ( 3 DOCTORS SAID THIS ON 3 DIFFERENT STUDIES ) AND I FALL ASLEEP AT THE DROP OF A HAT.

 - BEING SEMI-POPULAR. EVERYONE KNEW THE NAIL AND I LOVED IT.

 - THIS BLOG WILL BE SORELY MISSED. IT WAS A GREAT OUTLET FOR ME TO WRITE AND RELEASE FEELINGS AND HUMOR.........GONE.

 - LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW - I CRIED LAUGHED EVERY SHOW. JUST LOOKING AT MY CO-HOST B.B. MADE ME LAUGH. NO MORE RADIO AFFILIATES , NO MORE INTERVIEWS , NO MORE BAND CONTACTS , AND NO MORE CO-HOSTS.

 - THE DUMPSTER - HELPED ME A 1,000 TIMES.

 - VACATION FLYERS FOR RENT OF OUR PROPERTIES HANGING AT THE NAIL.......GONE.

 - A JOB FOR OUR KIDS WHO MADE MORE MONEY IN ONE NIGHT THAN THEY DID IN ONE WEEK ( SOMETIMES 2 ) AT A REGULAR JOB. OUR STAFF LOSING THEIR PART TIME JOBS TOO.

 - I LOSE ABOUT 75% OF MY LIFE BECAUSE IT REVOLVES AROUND THE NAIL.

 WELP , THIS IS ALL I COULD THINK OF.

   TUESDAY        11 - 24 - 20

  AND THAN A POURING OF KINDNESS.

  AFTER A FACEBOOK POST OF ME STARTING THE BALL IN SELLING THE NAIL NEARLY 300 PEOPLE RESPONDED WITH SUPPORT WITHIN 2 HOURS.  I WAS COMPLETELY OVERTAKEN THAT PEOPLE WOULD STEP UP ESPECIALLY OUR DAUGHTER WHO LIKE TO SPEAR HEAD ALL FUND RAISING EVENTS. PLUS , THERE WAS BAND SUPPORT , TEE SHIRTS BEING MADE SAYING " SAVE THE NAIL " ,  STREAMING LIVE SHOWS , SELLING TICKETS , AND MORE. I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE THE STORIES AND OUTPOURING OF LOVE. I AM SO USED TO DOING EVERYTHING ON MY OWN. I MEAN IT'S ALWAYS JUST ME. FROM DAY 1 OF RUNNING THE NAIL I NEVER HAD ANY HELP. NOW THIS HAPPENS. IT WAS A SMALL MIRACLE.

 I START MY DAY AND NEVER LOOK AT THE FACEBOOK POST.

  IN CENTER CITY I HELP OUR YOUNGEST MOVE OUT OF HER UNIVERSITY AND HEAD HOME. SHE HAD EVERYTHING READY WHICH WAS HUGE. WE USED 2 LARGE PLASTIC BINS ON ROLLERS AND COMPLETED THE MOVE FROM HER DORM ROOM IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES. HAVING THIS MINIVAN WAS PERFECT TOO. I FELT BAD FOR OUR YOUNGEST BECAUSE BEING ON CAMPUS IS THE FUN PART.

 STOPPED AT WAWA TO GET BREAKFAST / LUNCH. I PICKED A HORRIBLE BREAKFAST SANDWICH.

 BACK HOME WE UNLOAD AND SETTLE IN. OUR YOUNGEST PLAYED WITH THE PUP FOR OVER AN HOUR. IT WAS ADORABLE TO SEE.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I SHOT POOL IN THE BASEMENT FOR OVER AN HOUR. WE WATCHED SOME TV , LISTENED TO MUSIC , PLAYED WITH THE PUP AGAIN , AND WHEELS JOINED US LATER.

 WE WERE 50/50 ON VISITING SOME FAMILY FOR A UNION SOCCER PLAYOFF GAME AND MY BIRTHDAY.  IT ALL HINGED AROUND OUR VAN'S WINDSHIELD BEING REPLACED AGAIN. THE SAFELITE TECH SHOWED UP 6 HOURS LATE BUT COMPLETED THE JOB IN 35 MINUTES. IT CAME OUT REALLY NICE.......AGAIN.

 AND THAN IT WAS NICE TO HAVE FAMILY SUPPORT ON MY LOWEST DAY.

 HERE'S SOME DETAILS.

  - OFF TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE. WE ALL GIGGLED AS WE ARE PARKING THE CAR AND LOOK UP TO THEIR HOUSE. WE SEE MY EXCITED NEPHEWS IN THE WINDOWS WAITING FOR US. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT AND A WONDERFUL MEMORY NOW.

 - WE ENTER AND MY NEPHEWS ARE HOLDING A LONG 10 FOOT SIGN SPELLING OUT " HAPPY BIRTHDAY ".

 - WE CHILL , DRINK , EAT PIZZA , TALK , WATCH SOCCER , AND MAKE JOKES. IT WAS WONDERFUL SEEING OUR YOUNGEST INTERACT WITH OUR YOUNG NEPHEWS.

 - EVEN MORE SPECIAL WAS OUR ELDEST FACE TIMING IN AND SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME WITH ALL THE FAMILY. IT WAS SOUL SOOTHING AND GREAT TO SEE. I TRULY NEEDED IT.

 - WE DIVVY UP CAKE FOR EVERYONE.

 - UNFORTUNATELY OUR UNION SOCCER TEAM LOST. THIS WAS THE ONLY DOWN POINT OF THE NIGHT.

 - I GOT SMALL GIFTS OFF MY NEPHEW'S DRAWINGS TO A TURKEY ART CRAFT DOORKNOB DECORATION TO A BIRTHDAY CARD.

 - WHILE EATING CAKE MY NEPHEW SAYS , " THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE ". ( HE'S 5 ) WE ALL LAUGH.

 - NEPHEW WRITES , " DEER CHRIS ( I KNOW DEAR IS SPELLED WRONG ) , HOPE WE CAN HAVE A SLEEPOVER SOON "

 - NEPHEW WRITES , " YOU ARE THE  BEST GODFATHER AND UNCLE EVER !! " YOU MAKE ME LAUGH AND FEEL SPECIAL ALL THE TIME. "

 - NEPHEW WRITES , " YOUR THE BEST UNCLE EVER. LOVE YOU SO MUCH., YOU ARE SO FUNNY. IT IS SO MUCH FUN WHEN YOU ARE OVER AT ANY TIME. "

  I RARELY GET ATTENTION SO THIS WAS PERFECT TIMING FOR IT.

 WE ROLL HOME AND IT WAS SUCH A NICE VISIT. IF THAT SAFELITE TECH WAS AN HOUR LATER I PROBABLY WOULD OF STAYED HOME. SO , THANK YOU SAFELITE FOR BEING 6 HOURS LATE AND NOT 7.

  AT HOME WE LET OUR YOUNGEST ENTER FIRST. WHEELS AND I WATCH FROM THE WINDOW AS CRAZY MAZE ATTACKS OUR KID WITH HAPPINESS. IT WAS HEART WARMING TO SEE.

 WELL I HEAD TO BED THINKING AT THE START OF THIS DAY IT TRULY WAS THE LOWEST POINT OF MY LIFE. IT WAS UNTHINKABLE OF ME IN SELLING THE NAIL AND LOSING OVER 75% OF MY LIFE AND IT'S MANY SMALL PERKS. IT WAS CRUSHING AND DEVASTATING TO KNOW I WILL HAVE NONE IF THIS EVER AGAIN. I FELT LIKE I WAS ALONE AS I ALWAYS AM. I TRULY THOUGHT NO ONE REALLY CARED ABOUT ME AND THE NAIL........NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON. THAN  I MADE THIS SOCIAL MEDIA POST AND OF ALL PEOPLE MY DAUGHTER STEPPED UP FIRST. THAN CLOSE TO 300 FANS GAVE SUPPORT TOO. THERE WAS SEVERAL TIMES TODAY I HAD TO HOLD BACK TEARS AS MY ELDEST WAS TEXTING ME , " ARE SEEING THE RESPONSES ON YOUR POST ? " I DID NOT READ THEM UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING. I WAS OVERWHELMED WITH EMOTION. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY BANDS AND PEOPLE SUPPORTED THE NAIL. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE.

 I AM REALISTIC AND FEEL GRATEFUL WITH THIS SUPPORT IN TRYING TO SAVE THE NAIL. WHATEVER HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN.

 THE ONLY OTHER THING THAT COULD COMPLETE THIS WONDERFUL DAY IS ADAM SANDLER CALLING ME.

  WEDNESDAY      11 - 25 - 20

  I DIDN'T KNOW..................AND NOW IT HURTS EVEN MORE.

  ON FACEBOOK , IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS , OVER 400 NAIL FANS , FAMILY , BANDS , AAND BAND MEMBERS HAVE RESPONDED TO MY POST ABOUT SELLING. SOME OF THE POSTS BROUGHT TEARS TO ME AND OUR ELDEST.  IT WAS TRULY TOUCHING AND HEART WARMING.

 TODAY WAS A CHILL DAY BUT TURNED INTO A GET TOGETHER BY SIMPLY ME SAYING , " IF YOU ARE BY YOURSELF , COME ON OVER FOR DINNER. "

 I WATCHED COURTNEY HARDWIN MUSIC VIDEOS AND AUDITION TAPE FOR OVER AN HOUR. I ALSO WATCHED SOME INCREDIBLE SOCCER GOALS AND WORLD SERIES OF POKER HANDS.

  THE FOUR OF US HAD A NICE DINNER PREPARED BY WHEELS. IT WAS THE 1ST TIME ALL FOUR OF US SAT AT THE DINNER TABLE IN A LONG TIME. I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE. I JUST STARED AT MY KIDS AND WAS SO THANKFUL THEY WERE HERE AT ONE OF THE LOWEST POINTS OF MY LIFE.

 ALL OF US WENT TO THE BASEMENT TO SHOOT POOL , HAVE SOME DRINKS MADE BY OUR ELDEST , AND LISTEN TO MUSIC. IT WAS WONDERFUL. LATER MORE FAMILY JOINED US.

 THE KIDS AND THE PUPPY TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL TO PICK UP BOOZE. NICE PERK TO HAVE.

  I INVITE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW OVER SINCE HE WAS BY HIMSELF. IT ENDS UP HIS WHOLE FAMILY CAME OVER WHICH WAS REALLY NICE.  WE MADE A FIRE PIT AND I EVEN INVITED MY NEIGHBOR WHO WAS BY HERSELF TOO. OUR ELDEST INVITED 2 FRIENDS. NOW WE HAVE A FULL GET TOGETHER. WE SAT AROUND THE FIRE PIT ALL NIGHT. IN FACT ......TO 1:45AM BUT THAN IT STARTED TO RAIN.

 EARLIER OUR KIDS AND MY NIECE WHEN OUT AND BOUGHT SUPPLIES FOR SMORES. WE SAT 6 FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER AROUND THE FIRE PIT. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT. IT WAS SO NICE I HAD NO JACKET ON AND IN JUST A TEE SHIRT.  I SET-UP CHAIRS WITH PADS , SMALL TABLES , AND TURNED OFF ANY LIGHTS FROM OUR HOUSE. THE AMBIANCE WAS PERFECT. I REALLY ENJOYED THE NIGHT. I TOLD A TON OF STORIES OF WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

 RENTERS CALLED TO SEE IF THEY CAN CHECK-IN ONE DAY EARLIER. WE ALLOWED IT.

 THAN MY ELDEST SAID SOMETHING THAT I DID NOT KNOW. SHE STARTS TELLING ME ABOUT THE HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS AND POSTS BY PEOPLE ON OUR RUSTY NAIL FACEBOOK PAGE. SHE READS SOME AND STARTS TO GET UPSET AND SAYS , " WE HAVE TO SAVE THE NAIL. I WAS REALLY HOPING SOME DAY IT WOULD BE PASSED ON TO ME. "

 I NEVER HEARD HER SAY THIS BEFORE OR SHOW ANY INTEREST. MAYBE THIS IS WHY SHE IS SPEAR HEADING A FUND RAISER. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I HEARD HER SAY THOSE WORDS. I JUST GOT QUIET AND THOUGHT , " I WOULD LOVE TO PASS IT ON , BUT IT JUST IS NOT THAT REALISTIC. IT WOULD BE SO COOL THOUGH. "

  THURSDAY       11 - 26 - 20  ( THANKSGIVING )

  " OH MY GOD , I RATHER BUY A HOUSE WITH THESE PRICES SO HIGH !! " ................. ( THAN MY RESPONSE. )

 A LADY ASKED WHY OUR WEEKLY PRICES FOR OUR CONDO WERE SO HIGH. SHE RAMBLED ON ABOUT GETTING A MORTGAGE OR BUYING A HOUSE BEFORE PAYING THAT MUCH RENT FOR A BEACH HOUSE. I REPLIED , " $1700 IS WHAT WE CHARGE A WEEK FOR OUR OCEANFRONT PROPERTY DURING THE PEAK MONTHS OF SUMMER. OTHER OWNERS CHARGE $2500 OR MORE. I THINK YOU SHOULD INVESTIGATE AN AREA FURTHER AWAY FROM THE OCEAN LIKE.............KENTUCKY. "

 WE DECIDED TO HAVE THANKSGIVING WITH JUST OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY.....A TOTAL OF 4. IT WAS ACTUALLY VERY NICE AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

 MADE CALLS TO BROTHERS AND NEPHEWS TO WISH HAPPY THANKSGIVING. WE ALSO GOT A VERY NICE CALL FROM A NIECE AND HER BOYFRIEND IN PORTLAND.

 WHEELS COOKED ALL DAY WHILE WE BOTHERED HER. I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS WAS THE BEST THANKSGIVING MEAL SHE EVER PUT TOGETHER............TURKEY , MASHED POTATOES WITH GRAVY , MAC & CHEESE , BAKED STRING BEANS IN OIL , CROISSANTS , CRANBERRY SAUCE , STUFFING , APPLE CRUST PIE , AND PUMPKIN PIE.

 MOST LIKELY CHRISTMAS WILL BE THE SAME WITH SOCIALLY DISTANCING OURSELVES. WHEELS HAD AN IDEA OF INDIVIDUAL VISITS TO OUR PARENTS FROM ALL THE SONS AND NEPHEWS. WE WILL DO A ZOOM MEETING TOO.

 COWBOYS GET SMOKED 41 - 16 BY THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM. YES....THIS ALWAYS HELPS US EAGLE FANS FEEL BETTER.

 I WATCHED A WORLD BEYOND EPISODE. IT WAS OK TO GOOD.

 THE WEATHER IS SO NICE. I FEEL LIKE GOING BACK TO THE SEASHORE IF IT WASN'T RENTED. ACTUALLY BOTH PROPERTIES ARE RENTED.

 A ZOOM MEETING WITH WHEELS' FAMILY. IT WAS VERY NICE. I HAD TO BE WOKEN UP AND ONCE I SAT IN.....THE JOKES FLEW. MAN , I LOOK FAT ON A COMPUTER SCREEN.

 AFTER DINNER , DRINKS , AND MUSIC ALL OF US CHILL FOR A VIDEO / CELL PHONE GAME. USING YOUR CELL PHONE YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS POPPING UP ON THE TV. OUR YOUNGEST SET IT UP. IT WAS PRETTY FUN AND YOU COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER. I ALWAYS DO BAD.

 WE WATCH EPISODE 5 OF THE UNDOING. IT WAS VERY GOOD. THE ENDING WAS EXCELLENT. EPISODE 6 AND THE SERIES FINALE SHOULD BE GOOD.

 WE TAKE ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO SET UP THE FREE 7 DAY TRIAL FOR WATCHING PEACOCK TV. WE WATCHED EPISODE 2 OF YELLOWSTONE. IT WAS " EH " TO OKAY.

 WHEELS HEADS TO BED. ELDEST GOES TO A FRIENDS HOUSE FOR A SLEEPOVER. SO , OUR YOUNGEST , THE PUP , AND ME CHILL SOME MORE. IT WAS VERY NICE.

 AS OUR YOUNGEST IS HUGGING THE PUP I ASK , " DO EVER TALK TO MAZE ? " SHE RESPONDS , " YEAH ". I ASK , " WHAT DO YOU SAY ? " SHE GIGGLES AND REPLIES , " I DON'T KNOW. " I TELL THE PUP , " SHE IS BECOMING ONE OF MY FAVORITE , SHE IS CALMING AND FUN AND MAKES ME FEEL LOVED. I THANK HER EVERY DAY FOR THAT. " OUR KID RESPONDS , " GEEEEESH ".

 IT IS NOW CLOSER TO 500 PEOPLE RESPONDING TO MY FACEBOOK POST ABOUT SELLING THE NAIL. I DO NOT READ THEM MUCH BUT ONE CAUGHT MY EYE.....IT WAS MY YOUNGEST WHO RARELY POSTS COMMENTS.

  IT READ , " IT'S GREAT TO SEE ALL THESE HEARTFELT COMMENTS. I'M CHRIS' YOUNGEST DAUGHTER AND HAVE MANY MEMORIES AT THE NAIL AS WELL. MANY OF YOU KNOW HOW PROUD OUR DAD IS. HE ALWAYS SAYS HE'LL DO 10 THINGS FOR YOU BEFORE YOU DO 1 FOR HIM. A FUND RAISER LIVE STREAM IS CERTAINLY IN ORDER !!  

 # SAVETHENAIL "

 AFTER READING THE FACEBOOK POST BY OUR YOUNGEST I WALKED OVER TO WHERE SHE WAS LAYING ON THE COUCH. I KNELT DOWN BESIDE THE COUCH AND HUGGED HER. I WHISPERED IN HER EAR , " THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE FACEBOOK COMMENT. THAT MEANT A GREAT DEAL TO ME. "

  FRIDAY    11 - 27 - 20

 NORMAL OR ABNORMAL ROUTINE AGAIN.....PUPPY , POOP , FEED , ETC.

 DECIDED TO OPEN THE NAIL EARLY AT 5PM JUST TO SEE IF ANYONE WOULD STOP BY OR CALL FOR 6 PACKS OR TAKE OUT FOOD..........NOPE. I DID TALK TO MY NEIGHBOR WHO RETIRED SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. THAT IS A SMART THING TO DO.

  BACK HOME WE SHOOT POOL DOWN OUR BASEMENT FOR THE 3RD TIME IN 4 NIGHTS. IT WAS NICE TO DO.

 THE PUP JUST BRINGS ABSOLUTE PURE JOY AND LAUGHTER A 100 TIMES  DAY. MAN , WHAT A GOOD TIME TO HAVE A PUP IN OUR FAMILY.

 PEACOCK CHARGES US $5 AND DOES NOT ALLOW THE FREE 7 DAY TRIAL....BASTARDS.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF YELLOWSTONE. AGAIN , GOOD BUT NOT AWESOME LIKE I WAS TOLD. I AM SURE IT WILL PICK UP.

 I WATCHED SEVERAL EPISODES OF LETTERKENNY. THE SCENE WITH THE AMISH COUPLE EXPLAINING THEY NEED HELP FROM SOME LOCALS IS DOWN RIGHT HILARIOUS. THEY USE A PLAY OF WORDS AND SEXUAL INNUENDOS BIG TIME FOR LIKE 10 MINUTES OF DIALOGUE. TO THE AMISH IT IS JUST HOW THEY TALK AND INNOCENT. TO THE LOCALS .....IT IS TOTALLY SEXUALLY BIZARRE.

 WE WATCHED A SPECIAL ON THE BEEGEES LIVE IN CONCERT. IT WAS VERY GOOD. MAN , THEY HAVE A SHIT LOAD OF SONGS.

 GAVE WHEELS A FULL BODY MASSAGE FOR 30 MINUTES. SHE WAS ON THE GROUND FACE DOWN. I SAT AND PUT MY LEGS AROUND HER ASS WHILE RUBBING HER BACK AND EVERYWHERE. I SPENT ALOT OF TIME ON THE ASS MUSCLES. IT WAS GOOD FOR BOTH OF US.

 END THE NIGHT WITH SOME APPLE AS THE PUP WATCHED.....VERY AWKWARD AND TOTALLY DISRUPTED MY CONCENTRATION.

  SATURDAY     11 - 28 - 20

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.

 I STARTED LOOKING FOR A DRESSER FOR OUR YOUNGEST. I FOUND AT LEAST TEN I LIKED AND 3 OUR KID LIKED. I CONTACTED ALL OF THEM. TWO SOLD AND ONE IS REMAINING. WE WILL SEE TOMORROW BUT IT LOOKS GOOD.

  ALSO , I FOUND A PRETTY COOL SMALL DRESSER WITH A SEASHORE ART DELCO SCENE PAINTED ON THE FRONT. THE WOMAN WAS ASKING $10. I OFFERED $5 AND SHE ACCEPTED. WHEELS TAKES A SHORT RIDE WITH ME AND WE ARRIVE. THEY HAD THE SMALL DRESSER AND  A COOL SEASHORE PAINTING WITH SHUTTER WINGS ON IT READY AT THE CURB FOR US. THE WOMAN SAID WE CAN HAVE BOTH FOR FREE.....MERRY CHRISTMAS. SHE WAS SO NICE.

 DRIVING HOME WE CALL A COUSIN. IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO MAKE HIM LAUGH.

 AT HOME I USE BLUE PAINTERS TAPE AND PAINT THE SMALL DRESSER WHITE. IT CAME OUT REALLY NICE. THE ARTWORK PAINTING OUR YOUNGEST WILL RE-DO WITH HER OWN PERSONAL PAINTING. BOTH WILL GO TO THE CONDO IN NORTH WILDWOOD.

 WE ALLOW OUR RENTERS AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE TO STAY ANOTHER DAY. THEY ASKED FOR THURSDAY TO SATURDAY FOR $600. WE ALLOWED THEM TO COME IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NOW STAYING UNTIL LATE SUND............NOT A BAD DEAL WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY NOW. I BELIEVE IN KARMA AND I SURE COULD USE IT SO MAYBE HELPING A FAMILY OUT WILL HELP ME TOO.

  WHEELS GOES FOR A WALK WITH A FRIEND.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I TAKE MY MOTORCYCLE TO THE NAIL. I TAKE THE BACK WAY BECAUSE OUR BRIDGE IS CLOSED FOR A MONTH. MY BIKE STALLS AND I THINK I AM OUT OF GAS. I TURN ON MY RESERVE AND GET BACK HOME. I WAS ONLY 10 BLOCKS AWAY. I ADD SOME GAS AND WE RE-RIDE TO THE NAIL.

 AT THE NAIL WE MEET A FRIEND / REALTOR. THE PROCESS OF SELLING THE NAIL IS MOVING. THE OTHER ROAD IS A FUND RAISER. THAT PROCESS HAS NOT STARTED YET.

 I ALSO MEET A BAND MEMBER AND GIVE HIM & HIS SON A DRUM KIT WE HAD STORED IN THE BATHROOM / STORAGE AREA.

 WE RIDE HOME AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE.

 AT HOME WE SWITCH TO THE VAN. THE PUP FLIES OUT OF THE HOUSE AND LEAPS INTO THE VAN. I GUESS SHE IS COMING WITH US.

 WE ARRIVE AT THE FRIENDS' HOUSE AND MAZE GOES NUTS SEEING THEIR DOG. SO.....PUPPY TIME. THE FRIEND CLOSES THEIR DRIVEWAY GATE AND THE 2 DOGS PLAY FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.......IT WAS HILARIOUS. I GOT TO TALK TO TWO OF THE FRIENDS WHICH WAS VERY NICE. THEY ARE GROWING UP WAY TOO FAST.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND OUR FRIEND ARE CHILLING AT THE KITCHEN TABLE. I SAY , " IT'S A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT WHY DON'T I START A FIRE PIT ? " THE FRIEND REPLIES , " I'M ONLY GOING TO STAY 45 MINUTES. " WE HAVE SOME DRINKS AND SNACKS.

 3 1/2 HOURS LATER WE SAY GOODBYE TO OUR FRIEND. SHE IS SO FUNNY. WE ALSO CALLED ANOTHER FRIEND WHICH WAS FUN TOO. I ALSO SHOWED OUR FIEND THE VIDEOS OF COURTNEY HADWIN.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH 3 EPISODES OF YELLOWSTONE. AGAIN , THEY WERE GOOD BUT NOT OUTSTANDING LIKE I WAS TOLD BY A FAMILY MEMBER.

 YOUNGEST ARRIVES HOME AND PLAYS WITH THE PUP. SHE UPDATES US ON HER STAY WITH HER FRIENDS. THEY MADE SNICK-A-DOODLE COOKIES FOR A 3RD FRIEND AND SURPRISE VISITED HER. THE FRIEND SAID , " YOU MADE MY WEEK ". SHE GAVE ME A HALF OF A COOKIE THOUGH I DID ASK FOR A FULL COOKIE.

 MIKE TYSON VS ROY JONES JR FOUGHT TO A DRAW.  THIS WAS AN 8 ROUND BOUT WITH EACH ROUND BEING 2 MINUTES. THEY WORE BIGGER GLOVES AND JUDGES WERE CELEBRITIES.

 DENVER BRONCOS WILL PLAY TOMORROW WITH ALL 4 QB'S OUT.

 OFF TO BED WHERE THE PUP TOTALLY SPOONED ME. I WOKE UP AROUND 4AM AND SHE HAD ALL 4 PAWS EITHER AGAINST OR OVER MY BODY. IT WAS ADORABLE. THE PUP REALLY KNOWS WHEN I NEEDED SOME WARMTH.

 I VISIT MY 2 AUNTS AND COUSIN IN SOUTH PHILLY. THEY CALLED ME BECAUSE THEIR VACUUM WAS CLOGGED AND NOT WORKING. THEY DID HAVE A 2ND VACUUM BUT NOW THAT WAS CLOGGED TOO. BOTH MY AUNTS START ARGUING OVER THE CLOGGED VACUUMS. MEANWHILE , I AM REMOVING CLUMPS OF DIRT FROM THE TUBES. MY 2 AUNTS CONTINUE TO ARGUE AND IT ESCALATES TO A FULL BLOWN OUT SCUTTLE. THEY ACCUSE EACH OTHER OF NOT LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND BEING TOO CAUTIOUS. ONE AUNT SAYS TO THE OTHER , " YOU ALWAYS WERE TOO CONSERVATIVE AND NEVER LIBERAL ENOUGH. " THEY SCREAM BACK AND FORTH AND I SAY , " HEY GUYS , I AM GOING TO LEAVE IF WE CAN'T PLAY NICE. " THEY BOTH GIGGLE..................dream ends.

   SUNDAY      11 - 29 - 20

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE HAS STRUCK AGAIN......FOR FREE. A VERY NICE GUY WAS MOVING AND WANTED $40 FOR A 6 DRAWER DRESSER AND MIRROR. HE GAVE IT TO US FOR FREE. WE TOOK AN 18 MINUTE DRIVE TO KING OF PRUSSIA AND LOADED IT UP. HE WAS VERY COOL IN HELPING ME LOAD IT TOO. HE EVEN HAD A BBQ THAT WAS BETTER THAN THE ONE WE HAVE AT HOME. BUT , I DID NOT HAVE THE ROOM IN THE VAN AND WHEELS SAID NO.

 AT HOME OUR YOUNGEST LIKES THE DRESSER BUT WANTS TO PAINT IT WHITE......CRAP. I SPEND SOME TIME PAINTING THE DRESSER AND DRAWERS AFTER REMOVING THE DRAWER PULLS.

 WHEELS AND I GO FOR A WALK. RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER A NEIGHBOR IS PLACING A " FREE " SIGN ON A .............6 DRAWER DRESSER.......OF COURSE. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST RETURNED TO SEE IF SHE LIKE IT. THEY DECIDED TO KEEP THE ONE WE GOT.

 LOTS OF PEOPLE OUT TODAY AND WE TALKED TO SOME AND OTHER DOG OWNERS. A 60 DEGREE DAY IS A GOOD THING IN LATER NOVEMBER.

 AFTER THE WALK I ASKED WHEELS TO SIT ON A BENCH WITH ME I FABRICATED MONTHS AGO. I MADE JOKES TO MY NEIGHBOR WHO IS SCRAPING HIS HOUSE TO PREP FOR PAINTING. WE JOKED FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND MET HIS GIRL FRIEND. I ASKED HER IS SHE LIKE A BEER AND JOIN US ON THE BENCH TO WATCH HER BOYFRIEND SCRAPE AND PAINT THE HOUSE.

 I ALSO CALLED OUR YOUNGEST AND SAID , " LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOW. SHE GIGGLED.

  WEEKS AGO I ASKED WHEELS , " CAN WE SIT ON THAT FRONT GARDEN BENCH JUST ONE TIME ? " TODAY SHE SAID YES.

 REAL ESTATE SIGNS WILL BE PLACED ON THE NAIL MARQUEE POLE THIS WEEK. YEP......AND SO IT BEGINS.

 THE " SAVE THE NAIL " MOVEMENT GOT QUIET.

 WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF YELLOWSTONE. IT WAS GOOD.

 YOUNGEST PAINTS SOME LETTERS ON A KEYBOARD OF MINE. SOME LETTERS WERE COMPLETELY WORN AWAY. SHE ALWAYS DOES THINGS A+.

 I TELL MY YOUNGEST , " THE DRESSER NEEDS A 3RD COAT..........MAYBE 4..........OR.......WE CAN GO WITH A " STRESSED " LOOK. " SHE REPLIES , " LIKE YOU SAID , I ALWAYS DO IT RIGHT.....A+. PAINT IT 4 TIMES. "  DAMN KID USING MY WORDS AGAINST ME.

 PEACOCK EMAILS US AGAIN FOR THE 4TH TIME. I THINK THEY FINALLY GOT WHAT I WAS SAYING.....WE WANT A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL AND NOT TO PAY A MONTHLY FEE .....YET. THEY CANCEL OUR ACCOUNT AND GAVE US A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL. I AM NOT SURE IF THEY RETURNED OUR MONEY.

 I REPLAYED 2 SCENES FOR WHEELS TO WATCH A FUNNY " PLAY ON WORDS " IN THE TV SHOW LETTERKENNY.

 WATCHED SOME FOOTBALL AND PAINTED THE DRESSER AND DRAWERS.

 GIANTS WIN.....THAT SUCKS.

 BRONCOS START A WIDE RECEIVER AT QB. HE WAS 1 - 9 WITH 2 INTERCEPTIONS......A LITTLE BETTER THAN WENTZ. BRONCOS LOST BY 30. THEY ACTUALLY ASKED THE LEAGUE IF THEY COULD START A COACH BUT WERE DENIED.

 PENN STATE WON A GAME ? I NEVER WATCHED ONE PLAY.

 UP ON THE ROOF AGAIN TO REMOVE PINE NEEDLES FROM THE VALLEYS.

 ELDEST COMES HOME AFTER 3 DAYS.

 THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS FOR DINNER......ALWAYS GOOD.

 WE WIND DOWN AND WATCH ANOTHER YELLOWSTONE......USING THE PEACOCK STREAM. THEY CANCELLED OUR SUBSCRIPTION SO I WENT TO MY COMPUTER. I RE-APPLIED FOR THE 7 DAY FREE TRIAL AND IT WORKED. THE EPISODE WAS VERY GOOD.

 SPOIL ALERT --- WE WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF THE UNDOING. THIS " WHO DONE IT " MURDER MYSTERY DID NOT HAVE ANY PLOT TWISTS OR SURPRISE ENDINGS WHICH I AM SURE MANY VIEWERS WERE HOPING FOR. IT ENDS UP IT WAS THE HUSBAND ALL ALONG.

  OFF TO BED WHERE THE PUP JOINS ME AT 6AM.

 MY BROTHER YELLS AT ME , " WHERE IS MY FUCKING WIG ??!! " I REPLY BACK , " I AM BALD WHAT THE HELL WHAT I NEED A WIG FOR ? "  HE RACES AROUND MY HOUSE SEARCHING FOR HIS WIG. I KEEP TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO HIM I DON'T HAVE IT NOR DO I NEED IT. HE DOES NOT BELIEVE ME..............dream ends.

  MONDAY      11 - 30 - 20

AND JUST LIKE THAT NOVEMBER IS DONE.

 AFTER 3 EMAILS REPRESENTATIVE GREG VITALI RESPONDED TO THEM THIS MORNING SAYING " THIS IS THE FIRST I AM SEEING THIS. I WILL LOOK INTO IT ".  I DID NOT BELIEVE HIM BUT AT LEAST HE RESPONDED AND COPIED IN 2 ASSOCIATES.

 AND THE RAIN CAME WITH TORNADO WARNINGS. COULDN'T BELIEVE OUR JEEP SUN ROOF WAS NOT LEAKING.

  I CONTINUE TO PAINT COATS ON THE " NEW " DRESSER FOR OUR YOUNGEST. TOTAL NOW IS 4 COATS AND IT LOOKS GOOD. TOTAL COST - FREE.

 DOWN OUR BASEMENT I HAD A CLOGGED DRAIN IN OUR SINK BEHIND THE BAR.  THE BLACK WATER HAD TO BE SITTING THERE 6 MONTHS AND I NEVER NOTICED........AND NOW THE LONG PROCESS : ( 2+ HOURS LATER )

 - TURNED ON RADIO AND LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK RADIO AND HOW THE EAGLES WILL LOSE TONIGHT AND LOOK BAD AGAIN. I AGREED.

 - TRIED PLUNGING THE SINK FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. IT DID NOT WORK.

 - TRIED LIQUID PLUMBER AND LET SIT FOR 2 HOURS. IT DID NOT WORK.

 - TRIED SPINNING MY ELECTRIC DRILL SNAKE THROUGH THE SINK DRAIN , TRAP , AND MAIN DRAIN. IT DID NOT WORK.

 - I REMOVED SOME WALL PANELING AND TRIM TO ACCESS THE SHUT-OFF VALVES. I TRIED REACHING IN AROUND THE WALL PANELS AT FIRST BUT THE SHUT-OFF VALVES WERE CLOSED TOO TIGHT.

 - ACCESS BOTH HOT & COLD SHUT-OFFS. I TURN THE COLD ON AND THE FAUCET HANDLE IS STUCK. THE WATER JUST FLOWS AND I CAN'T STOP IT. THIS WAS THE REASON I TURNED THE SHUT-OFF VALVES OFF IN THE FIRST PLACE. I TURN THE COLD WATER OFF AGAIN.

 - TURN THE HOT WATER SHUT-OFF ON. THE HOT WATER FAUCET ALLOWS ME TO TURN THE WATER ON AND OFF.  OKAY.....WE HAVE WATER BUT STILL A CLOG.

 - I NOTICE A " CLEAN OUT " AFTER REMOVING MORE WALL PANELING AND TRIM. I GET TOOLS AND A WET/DRY VAC. I GOT A SMALL TRASHCAN WITH RAGS. USING A MONKEY WRENCH I SPIN THE CAP OFF THE " CLEAN OUT " PIPE. WATER , SLUDGE , AND ASS COMING POURING OUT AND RUN BEHIND THE BAR. BY THE TIME I GOT MY SMALL TRASHCAN HALF THE WATER WAS ON THE GROUND.

 - WE HAD THE HEAT OFF IN THE BASEMENT. I LABEL THE HEAT SHUT-OFF AND TURN THE RADIATORS ON. IT WILL HELP DRY THE WATER ON THE CARPET TILES BEHIND THE BAR FASTER.

 - OH , I LENT MY BROTHER MY ELECTRIC SNAKE AND HE TWISTED THE COIL BIG TIME. I ASKED HIM TO UNCOIL THE ENTIRE SNAKE AND PUSH IT BACK INTO THE MACHINE. HE DID NOT DO THIS. I SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES RE-COILING THE SNAKE.

 - I SNAKE THE DRAIN USING THE " CLEAN OUT " THIS TIME.......MUCH MUCH EASIER. WHEN I PULLED THE SNAKE BACK IT WAS LIKE I RAN IT THROUGH AN OILED SLUDGED TAR PIT OF ASS. 

 - REMOVED MORE TRIM AND WALL PANEL BECAUSE THE " CLEAN OUT " CAP POPPED OFF WITH THE FORCE OF THE SLUDGE WATER. I COULD NOT FIND IT. ON MY HANDS AND KNEES WITH A FLASHLIGHT I FIND THE PIPE CAP.

 - I PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND RUN WATER. THE SINK IS NOW DRAINING PERFECTLY.

 - I DO A FULL CLEAN UP OF THE WATER ON THE GROUND WITH MY WET/DRY VAC.

 - I PUT BACK TOGETHER ALL THE TRIM AND WALL PANELING ALONG WITH CLEANING THE SINK.

 - PUT AWAY ALL TOOLS , RAGS , AND GET A FLOOR FAN. I TEST THE SINK ONE MORE TIME AND WILL RUN A FAN ON THE FLOOR TO DRY IT OVERNIGHT. SOME RAIN WATER DID GET IN BUT I SPILLED SO MUCH I COULD NOT TELL WHICH  WAS RAIN WATER , WET/DRY VAC WATER , OR THE SLUDGE WATER FROM  THE " CLEAN OUT. "

 I LEAVE THE BASEMENT WITH EVERYTHING CLEAN AND ALL TOOLS PUT AWAY. IT WAS GOOD TO DO THIS PLUMBING JOB EVEN THOUGH IT TOOK ALMOST 2 1/2 HOURS.

 WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE MANDALORIAN IT WAS GOOD.

 TALKED TO MY BROTHER. HE TOLD ME THE TYSON / ROY JONES JR WAS GOOD. I TOLD HIM IT WAS LIKE 2 OF OUR UNCLES FIGHTING. ( I WILL NOT NAME THE UNCLES HERE )

 MADE BANANA PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH WITH MRS. BUTTERWORTH FOR THE FAMILY. SO DAMN GOOD.

 FINISHED SEASON 8 OF LETTERKENNY. IT MAY NOT BE EVERYONE'S CUP OF TEA BUT I DO FIND IT ENTERTAINING PLUS THE GIRLS ARE SMOKING HOT AND ALWAYS WEAR SKIMPY OUTFITS AND TALK SEX. I ACTUALLY WATCHED SOME BLOOPER VIDEOS THEY POSTED. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY TO SEE THEM ROARING LAUGHING DURING SCENES BECAUSE THE ACTORS NEVER LAUGH. BY FAR , THE " COACH " AND HIS BLOOPERS ARE THE BEST AND DOWNRIGHT HILARIOUS. HE PURPOSELY MAKES THE OTHER ACTORS LAUGH.

 LEFTOVERS FOR DINNER....AGAIN.  WHEELS AND I DID BUT THE KIDS ORDER SUSHI. I PICK IT UP WITH MY YOUNGEST.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH THE SEASON 3 FINALE OF YELLOWSTONE. IT WAS GOOD. I HAD SOME ISSUES ON HOW THE BAD GUYS DID REALLY BAD STUFF TO THE GOOD GUYS SO UNBELIEVABLY FAST. OVERALL SEASON 3 WAS VERY GOOD.

 AND THAN I WATCH OUR EAGLES WITH MERRILL REESE ON THE RADIO. WANT A DEPRESSING STAT TO START THE GAME MIDWAY INTO THE 2ND QUARTER ? SEATTLE - 14 - 1ST DOWNS ----  EAGLES - 15 PLAYS TOTAL.

 YEP , THE EAGLES COULD NOT GENERATE 1 FIRST DOWN. I THOUGHT FOR SURE THEY PULL WENTZ. THE EAGLES SUCKED US IN WITH TWO 4TH DOWN STOPS AND EVEN GOT THE SCORE CLOSE. THE BIGGEST BONE HEAD DECISION BY COACH PEDERSON WAS TO GO FOR A 4TH AND 4 ON SEATTLE'S 18 YARD LINE. EAGLES ARE DOWN 11 POINTS WITH 8 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME. IF YOU KICK A FIELD GOAL IT BE A 1 SCORE GAME. THEY DECIDE TO GO FOR IT AND FAIL. WHAT HURT MORE....THE NEXT POSSESSION BY THE SEAHAWKS THE EAGLES DEFENSE STOPPED THEM.

 THERE WERE RUMORS COACH PEDERSON PURPOSELY WANTS TO BE FIRED.

 OH , THE RUMORS OF BACK QB JALEN HURTS GETTING ALOT OF REPS DURING PRACTICE ALL WEEK AND WILL SEE SIGNIFICANT PLAYING TIME........FAKE NEWS. HE HAD 2 PLAYS,.....ONE RUN AND ONE PASS. I WOULD OF GIVEN THE KID A SHOT FOR A SERIES SINCE WENTZ FIRST 5 SERIES WERE THREE AND OUTS. IT WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH.........AGAIN.

 OFF TO BED AND WATCH A LITTLE TV. THE PUP JOINS ME. I HAD A GOOD DREAM BUT FORGOT IT.

 OH PART II - I AM USING A SEPARATE KEYBOARD NOW SINCE SOME OF THE LETTERS FROZE ON MY LAPTOP......AGAIN. SURE GLAD MY YOUNGEST PAINTED THE MISSING LETTERS ON THE KEYBOARD FROM YESTERDAY.

 TUESDAY      12 - 1 - 20

 ANOTHER MONTH OF COVID-19 DESTROYING BUSINESSES.  TOMORROW YOU WILL SEE REAL ESTATE SIGNS WRAPPED AROUND OUR NAIL MARQUEE SIGN. PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AND BY NEXT WEEK A WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AND PRICING.

 DRIVE DOWN TO MEET A PLUMBER WHO INSPECTS AND TESTS OUR BACK FLOW DEVICE. HE IS EXCELLENT AND ONLY CHARGES $50. HE FINISHED IN 10 MINUTES.

 BRING BEER HOME AND STOP TO GET GAS. FOR THE 2ND TIME MY GAS CREDIT CARD WHEN SCANNED READ " BAD CARD ". I WENT INSIDE TO THE CASHIER AND SAW THE OWNER WHO IS A LONG TIME BAND MEMBER. WE TALKED FOR A FEW MINUTES.

 BACK HOME MY YOUNGEST AND I CLEANED AND ORGANIZED HER BEDROOM. WE REMOVED AN OLD DRESSER AND REPLACED IT WITH 2 DRESSERS. THE OLD DRESSER WE MOVED TO THE UPSTAIRS ART ROOM. THE KID SPENT ABOUT 3 HOURS CLEANING AND ORGANIZING.......IT LOOKS VERY GOOD.

 EARLIER IN THE MORNING I TOUCHED UP / PAINTED THE DRESSER DRAWERS AND RE-INSTALLED ALL HARDWARE.

 IT GOT COLD IN A HURRY.

 WENT ONLINE AND ORDERED WAWA CREDIT CARDS.....WHAT THE HELL. I ALSO FOUND A SPARE GAS CARD TO HOPEFULLY REPLACE MY " BAD CARD ".

 DREAMHOST WHO HOLDS OUR DOMAIN NAME FOR OUR NAIL WEBSITE GAVE ME $37 OFF MY YEARLY FEE. I ASKED FOR A DISCOUNT BECAUSE OF COVID. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS I GUESS.

 A COUSIN IS GIVING US CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND A SMALL CARPET.

 TO KEEP THE GIVE AND RECEIVE KARMA GOING.......I AM THE GO-BETWEEN OF GIVING A BRAND NEW FOOSBALL TABLE TO A FAMILY MEMBER.

 I CHECK EMAILS , PLAY A LITTLE POKER & SCRABBLE , AND WALK THE PUPPY. I ALSO PUT ALL MY TOOLS AWAY AND CHECK THE BASEMENT. BEHIND THE BAR IS DRY AND I PUT THE FLOOR FAN AWAY.

 A NICE DINNER BY WHEELS AGAIN. ALL OF US CHILLED , LISTENED TO MUSIC , AND TRIED TO AVOID THE PUP BEGGING FOR FOOD......AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK.

 WE WATCH THE VOICE ( EH ) AND THE GOOD DOCTOR ( GOOD ).

 MY YOUNGEST STEPS UP TO HELP SPEAR HEAD A FUND RAISER FOR THE NAIL. WE TALK SOME IDEAS AND MOST LIKELY GET SOME KIND OF BALL ROLLING BY FRIDAY.  A FAMILY MEMBER TOLD ME HIS FRIEND IN CALIFORNIA RAISED 20K FOR HIS BAR.

  WEDNESDAY       12 - 2 - 20

  ANOTHER DAY........BUT THIS TIME IT HAD A TINY LITTLE GLIMMER OF HOPE.

  A CHILL MORNING FOR THE MOST PART. I GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND TALKED TO SEVERAL BANDS , PROMOTERS , FUND RAISING COMPANY , A COMMERCIAL BUYER AND SELLER OF REAL ESTATE (  WHO MESSAGED ME IT IS A HORRIBLE TIME TO SELL. MY REPLY - " I KNOW " ) , AND ONE GUY WHO PROTESTS EVERYTHING GOVERNOR WOLF DOES.

 FUNNY ? OUR REALTOR FRIEND DID NOT SAY IT IS A HORRIBLE TIME TO SELL. I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR 40 YEARS AND HAVE TALKED TO HIM MORE IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS THAN THAT WHOLE 40 YEARS. THE POWER OF MONEY. YOU THINK A FRIEND WOULD SAY , " YOU KNOW CHRIS TODAY AND THIS CORONA VIRUS TIME IS DEFINITELY NOT THE TIME TO SELL ANYTHING. "

 MADE BREAKFAST FOR MY YOUNGEST. IT WAS FRIED EGGS , CHEESE , AND BACON ON A BAGEL. I TELL MY SECRET TO MY YOUNGEST IN MAKING EXCELLENT BREAKFAST SANDWICHES..........." WRAPPING THEM IN TIN FOIL FOR SEVERAL MINUTES TO ALLOW THE BAGEL TO SOFTEN MORE AND MELD EVERYTHING TOGETHER. "

 A COUSIN GIVES US A LONG ROLL OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND A NICE CARPET.

 A POSSIBLE SEASONAL RENTER FOR THE CONDO. THIS WOULD BE NICE.

  OUR REALTOR FRIEND DROPS OFF SIGNAGE FOR THE NAIL. I ASKED HIM I COULD MEET HIM AT THE NAIL OR HE COULD DROP IT OFF AT OUR HOUSE AND I WILL MOUNT THE SIGNS. GEE.....GUESS WHAT HE DID ? YEP.....ITS STARTING.

 COMPLETELY SURPRISED BY BOTH MY KIDS GETTING TOGETHER WITH ME AND WE WROTE A ROUGH AND FINAL DRAFT FOR A GOFUNDME PAGE. I TRULY THOUGHT THIS IDEA WOULD NEVER LIFT OFF THE GROUND BUT TODAY SOME GROUND WAS GAINED. I FEEL I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT CARES ABOUT THE NAIL SO THIS WAS VERY NICE TO SEE.

 I HAD TO CONVINCE MY BROTHER WHEN HE CALLED US.  WE FINISHED THE FUND RAISER DRAFT. I SAID , " CAN I READ IT TO YOU AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK ? IT IS JUST 24 SECONDS LONG. ( I STRESS 24 SECONDS ) " HIS REPLY , " I'LL READ IT WHEN YOU POST IT. " AND RIGHT THERE IS AMERICA !! I PERSISTED MORE AND TOLD HIM , " YOU KNOW. A GOOD BROTHER SHOULD SAY , ABSOLUTELY YOU SHOULD READ IT TO ME BRO AND I WILL GIVE YOU MY FEEDBACK. I KNOW THIS IS A EXTREMELY TOUGH TIME FOR YOU AND I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.......PLEASE READ AWAY." IT KINDA WENT LIKE THAT.

 LIKE TRUMP AND BIDEN OUR FAMILY IS SPLIT RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE ON WHETHER WE SHOULD ALL GET TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS EVE'S TRADITIONAL 7 FISHES DINNER.

  SPEAKING OF FOOD. A NICE DINNER OF LEFTOVERS AGAIN. CAN ANYTHING BEAT THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS ? WE LISTEN TO MUSIC AND I MADE DESERT. I AM SO GOOD AT BEING FAT...........REESE'S CUP ICE CREAM , CHIP AHOY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES ( BROKEN UP ) , ROASTED UNSALTED ( LIKE IT MATTERS ) PEANUTS , AND CHOCOLATE SYRUP. ALL SERVED IN DIFFERENT COLOR BOWLS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL BUT I STOP AT MY PARENTS FIRST TO WATCH THEM ARGUE OVER CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER. ONE WANTS TO DO IT ( MOM ) AND ONE DOESN'T ( DAD ). MOM ALWAYS OVERRULES DAD OR JUST DOES WHAT SHE WANTS. I STAY , WITH A MASK ON , FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES OF THE BICKERING. I GET THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS MY COUSIN DROPPED OFF AND GIVE THE RUG TO MY MOM'S FRIEND.

 AT THE NAIL I BREAK OUT MY DRILL AND PLACE HOLES THROUGH THE EDGES OF THE 2 REALTOR SIGNS. I USE ZIP TIES TO MOUNT IT AGAINST OUR MARQUEE POLE. I GET DEPRESSED BIG TIME.

 I CHANGE ONE SIDE OF THE MARQUEE TO " SAVE THE NAIL 2020 ". THE OTHER SIDE WILL REMAIN FOR ADAM SANDLER. I SEND PICTURES TO MY KIDS FOR THE FUNDRAISER PAGE. I THINK IT IS TOO DARK AND MAY HAVE TO RE-SHOOT TOMORROW IN THE DAY LIGHT. I ALSO HAD A BAND FRIEND TAKE PICTURES OF ME TONIGHT WITH THE 2 SIGNS. AGAIN , IT MAY BE TOO DARK.

 SPEAKING OF ADAM SANDLER. I USED MY TWITTER ACCOUNT AND SENT HIM PICS OF OUR MARQUEE SIGN. I ALSO MESSAGED SOME OF HIS MOVIE FRIENDS LIKE CHRIS ROCK , DAVID SPADE , AND ROB SCHNEIDER ( HE HAD 4 REPLIES TO A POST )

 TALK TO A BAND FRIEND WHO HAD A GIG AT TOM & JERRY'S. OVERALL ABOUT 200 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. THERE WERE NO MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING. THE NEXT WEEK 70 PEOPLE CONFIRMED OF HAVING COVID.

 ROLL HOME TO WATCH THE MASKED SINGER WITH WHEELS AND OUR KIDS. I COULD NOT STOP STARING AT JENNY McCARTHY'S TITS EXPLODING OUT.

 WE START A NEW SERIES CALLED BIG SKY. IT WAS GOOD.

 OFF TO BED. THE PUP JOINS ME LATER AT 6:30AM.

  I ARRIVE AT MY HOUSE I GREW UP AT. MY DAD SAYS , " YOU HAVE FRIENDS UPSTAIRS. " IN THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM THAT WE CALLED " THE GHETTO " WAS A FORMER BARTENDER NAMED " B " AND 2 OF HER FRIENDS. THEY ARE CHILLING AND PARTYING A LITTLE BIT.  IT IS GETTING LATE AND THE FRIENDS ROLL HOME BUT " B " STAYS IN THE BEDROOM WITH ME. THIS GIRL IS AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF ASS. SHE SNUGGLES UP AGAINST ME BACKWARDS ON THE BED. SHE IS WRITHING / SPOONING ME BY MOVING HER ASS UP AND DOWN MY BODY AND CROTCH AREA. SHE SAYS , " I FEEL YOU'RE READY ". SHE WAS RIGHT. I WAS HARDER THAN A CLASS OF CALCULUS. WE GET NAKED AND BANG LIKE CHIMPS IN A CAGE.

 - CONTINUED - BY MORNING I AM SURPRISED BY WAKING UP AND " B " IS STILL IN BED WITH ME. SHE RUNS HER HAND DOWN THE SIDE OF MY LEG AND SAYS AGAIN , " I SEE YOUR READY AGAIN ? " I SWEAR MY MORNING WOOD COULD HIT A 95 MPH BASEBALL. I BEGIN TO MAKE MOVES AGAIN BUT SHE SAYS , " I AM GOING TO GET LUNCH " AND GETS OUT OF BED.  I KINDA HALF BEG FOR HER TO STAY AND POINT TO MY RAGER. SHE GIGGLES AND LEAVES.  I DECIDE TO CLEAN THE ROOM. I HEAR MY DAD VACUUMING THE HALLWAY. " B " RETURNS WITH LUNCH WITH HER FRIENDS. ALL OF US HANG TOGETHER AND CHILL. 

- CONTINUED - " B " SAYS , " I HAVE TO TELL YOU WHAT HAPPEN TO ME WHEN I GOT LUNCH AT BURGER KING. " SHE EXPLAINS THAT WHILE STANDING AT THE DRIVE-THRU WINDOW WITH 2 OTHER PEOPLE A TRASH MAN SLAMMED AGAINST HER AND THE 2 PEOPLE WITH A LARGE TRASH BAG. THE IMPACT LIFTED ALL 3 OFF THE GROUND. BY A DUMPSTER , THREE OVERWEIGHT FEMALE EMPLOYEES WERE HAVING LUNCH WHILE WATCHING WHAT WENT DOWN. THEY WERE MORTIFIED. THEY SAW MANAGER IN HIS CAR WATCHING THE ASSAULT TOO. IN PROTEST , ALL 3 BIG WOMEN THROW THEIR HAMBURGERS TO THE GROUND. THE MANAGER GESTURES TO THE EMPLOYEE AT THE TAKE-OUT WINDOW TO GIVE EVERYONE FREE BURGERS. HE CALLS THE POLICE ON THE ABUSIVE TRASH MAN. " B " FINISHES THE STORY AND SAYS , " AS I WAS LEAVING WITH MY BAG OF BURGERS THE 3 BIG WOMEN PICKED UP THEIR BURGERS THEY THREW ON THE GROUND AND ATE THEM. ALL OF US YELL OUT , " EWWWWWWWW !!! ".....................dream ends.

  ( LET ME TELL YOU WHEN I WOKE UP AT 6:45AM I HAD A " STIMULUS PACKAGE " IN MY BOXERS )

  THURSDAY     12 - 3 - 20

 WHEN TALKING NAKED IT MAKES THE CONVERSATION GO FASTER..........WELL AT LEAST IT SHOULD.

 YOUNGEST - " HEY DAD , IF THE NAIL FALLS THROUGH WHAT WILL YOU DO. WORK WITH UNCLE V ? " MY REPLY ,
 I'M ALMOST 60 AND FALL ASLEEP AT 1:30 IN THE AFTERNOON EVERYDAY. THERE IS NO WAY I CAN GO UP AND DOWN STEPS CARRY HEAVY STUFF ANYMORE PLUS DOING A 1 HOUR DRIVE ONE WAY. " ( FIVE MINUTES LATER MY CELL PHONE GOES OFF )

 SPEAKING OF THE NAIL. MY YOUNGEST AND I MET A REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHER TO TAKE PICTURES FOR THE REAL ESTATE WEBSITE. IT ENDED UP HE GREW UP RIGHT IN ARDMORE AND KNEW THE NAIL WELL.

 OH , THE PHOTOGRAPHER DID NOT FOLLOW MY STRICT INSTRUCTIONS OF PARKING.

 REALTOR WANTED TO USE OUR MARQUEE SIGN TO PROMOTE HIS WEBSITE , NAME , AND SELLING THE NAIL. I DENIED THIS REQUEST AND WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE THE LETTERING TO ADAM SANDLER AND SAVE THE NAIL 2020.

 WHILE AT THE NAIL WE TOOK SOME PICTURES FOR THE FUND RAISER WEBSITE TOO. I THINK THE PUPPY MADE THE FINAL CUT OF 2 PICTURES OUT OF THE 30 WE LIKE TO USE. WE ALSO ASKED FAMILY ABOUT HOW WE SHOULD WORD IT.

 BACK AND FORTH WITH A POTENTIAL CONDO SEASONAL RENTER. I AM PERPLEXED HOW PEOPLE JUST FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS. IT IS REAL EASY........." CALL MY CELL PHONE BECAUSE I ANSWER IT 100%. " WE HAVE GONE BACK AND FORTH VIA EMAIL 5 TIMES NOW.

 TALK TO A BAND MEMBER ABOUT HOW STREAMING LIVE MUSIC SHOWS AND CONVERGE ALL OF THEM INTO ONE WEBSITE LINK. IT WAS INFORMATIVE.

 BACK HOME I SHOWER. I GET A CALL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER. I TELL HIM THAT I AM IN THE SHOWER AND TOTALLY NAKED. I TRIED TO MAKE IT AS VISUAL AS POSSIBLE TO DISGUST HIM. THE CONVERSATION LASTED AT LEAST 15 MINUTES.

 MAYBE THE LAST BEAUTIFUL DAY UNTIL SPRING SO I ASKED MY YOUNGEST TO HELP ME SET UP OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. WE GOT A LARGE ROLL OF LIGHTS FROM A COUSIN , A LARGE PLASTIC BIN OF LIGHTS I GOT OFF FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE LAST YEAR , AND ADDED WITH OUR LIGHTS......OUR HOME IS DAMN CLOSE TO THE MOVIE CHRISTMAS VACATION WITH CHEVY CHASE. SPENDING TIME AND TALKING WITH MY YOUNGEST MEANT WAY MORE THAN PUTTING UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. OF COURSE , WE HAD THE PUPPY OUTSIDE WITH US. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

 IN MY YOUNGEST BEDROOM WITH OUR ELDEST WE TALK MORE FUND RAISER PICTURES. THE PUPPY JUMPS UP ON THE BED AND I SAY TO MY YOUNGEST , " IS IT OKAY TO STILL SNUGGLE IN BED WITH YOU ? " SHE RESPONDS , " UMMMMMMM......I'M 19. " I RESPOND , " TECHNICALLY THAT DOES NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION. " MY ELDEST REPLIES , " OH YES IT DOES. "

 ELDEST LOADS UP THE VAN AND HEADS NORTH. I WAS VERY ENVIOUS. SHE ARRIVED SAFELY AND OUR HOME LOOKS OKAY FROM THE PREVIOUS RENTERS.

 I RETURN TO THE NAIL AROUND 5PM. I ACTUALLY HAD FRIENDS / PATRONS COME IN WHICH WAS NICE. IT WAS GOOD COOKING FOOD ORDERS TOO.  WE ALL WATCHED THE WALKING DEAD WORLD BEYOND. WE FINISHED THE LAST EPISODE AND OVERALL IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 I BROUGHT A POOL TABLE CHAIR HOME FROM THE NAIL. IT IS A NICE POOL ROOM CHAIR THAT HAS A CUP HOLDER AND A NOTCH FOR POOL STICKS TO LEAN INTO TO.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF BIG SKY. IT WAS VERY GOOD. AT 10:15PM WE STARTING WATCHING ANOTHER EPISODE AND IN FRIGGIN' 17 MINUTES I FALL ASLEEP.

   FRIDAY      12 - 4 - 20

 AND SO IT BEGINS..................SELL OR SAVE.

 TRAVELED TO NEW JERSEY TO HELP A FAMILY MEMBER OUT. A 1 HOUR DRIVE EACH WAY. WE TORE OUT 2 BATHROOMS.  I THINK I WENT UP AND DOWN STEPS OVER 100 TIMES. I WAS SUPPOSE TO GO TO THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND WORK ON OUR GO FUND ME PAGE FOR THE NAIL WITH MY ELDEST. BUT , MY MOTTO IS WHENEVER THIS FAMILY MEMBER CALLS ME FOR HELP........ " I ALWAYS SAY YES. "

 BACK HOME WE FACETIME WITH OUR ELDEST. IT WAS NICE.

 PRIMO HOAGIES FOR DINNER. WE GOT THE BADA-BING AND A MEATBALL GRINDER.....TOUGH TO BEAT.

 SHOT POOL WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST. THIS IS PURE ENJOYMENT.

 WATCHED A MOVIE CALL THE INVISIBLE MAN. I HAD DOUBTS WATCHING THIS MOVIE BUT LET ME TELL YOU....IT IS WORTH CHECKING OUT. IT WAS GOOD TO VERY GOOD. SOME SCENES NOT APPROPRIATE FOR KIDS.

 REALTOR WANTS TO MEET TOMORROW. HE SAID THE PICTURES BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER CAME OUT EXCELLENT.

 MY DAUGHTERS OFFICIALLY GOT THE BALL ROLLING WITH THE FUND RAISER. HERE IS WHAT THEY POSTED ON FACEBOOK , TWITTER , INSTAGRAM , AND A GOFUNDME PAGE. I CAN TELL YOU.......I HAD TO HOLD BACK SOME TEARS BECAUSE I THOUGHT NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE NAIL EXCEPT ME.

  THE ACTUAL LINK TO DONATE OR JUST SEE THE POST AND PICTURE OF ME BEING FAT WITH THE PUPPY IS AT  -  https://gf.me/u/zbdmxa  -  ( COPY AND PASTE TO YOUR URL )

 The coronavirus pandemic has hit all of us as a community. The Rusty Nail Nightclub aka "The Nail" has been closed since March 15th with no assistance from the government. 

A recent social media post about selling The Nail created an overwhelming response that touched us and especially my dad.  For the first time we saw hope in fighting for our beloved bar.  My dad is too proud to ever ask for help, so my sister and I are here to try. (He even insists to eventually pay everyone back and have a Thank-You party)

The Rusty Nail Tavern was established in 1948  and our father has owned it since 1997. The Nail has always been a stepping stone for up and coming bands. The live music community depends on venues like this. My sister and I practically grew up there.  Many friends, fans, patrons, and bands have called The Nail "a home away from home."  If we can make it through this pandemic, maybe we stand a chance to keep The Nail alive. 

We are so grateful for any help and the incredible amount of kind messages. We do not want this to be another venue to say goodbye to Rock n' Roll.

 Thank you

        Jess and Nicole

Please SHARE this with a fellow music lover. #SaveTheNail2020

If you'd like to learn more about the history of the Rusty Nail Nightclub.
Go to: 
www.thenail1.com and click on the History page. 

The Rusty Nail Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100022108080924

 SATURDAY       12 - 2 - 20

 THE SHARING OF THE GO FUND ME PAGE IS OVER 400. THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

   ONE " SHARE " STANDS OUT BIG TIME FROM MY COUSIN J.M.   SHE TRULY HAS A HEART OF GOLD. IT MADE ME TEAR UP.

  THE ACTUAL LINK TO DONATE OR JUST SEE THE POST AND PICTURE OF ME BEING FAT WITH THE PUPPY IS AT  -  https://gf.me/u/zbdmxa  -  ( COPY AND PASTE TO YOUR URL )

 REALTOR CANCELS TODAY'S MEETING BUT WE WILL GET TOGETHER TOMORROW. THE WEBSITE WILL BE UP BY MONDAY.

 LOOKS LIKE I WILL BE TRAVELING TO NEW JERSEY AGAIN ON MONDAY TO HELP OUT A FAMILY MEMBER. THIS TIME I ASKED MY YOUNGEST IF SHE TRAVEL WITH ME. SHE SAID YES. THERE WON'T BE MUCH WORK FOR HER BUT HAVING MY KID WITH ME WHEN TRAVELING OVER 2 HOURS BY VEHICLE WOULD BE AWESOME.

 AN AFTERNOON MOVIE - WE WATCHED THE TRUE STORY CALLED HILLBILLY ELEGY. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD AND THE ACTORS GLENN CLOSE AND AMY ADAMS LOOKED DAMN CLOSE TO THE ACTUAL REAL PEOPLE.

 I DID NOT EXACTLY KNOW WHAT " ELEGY " MEANT. DEFINITION IN SHORT - A POEM THAT REFLECTS UPON DEATH OR LOSS.

 ELDEST HAVING A GOOD TIME UP NORTH CHILLING AND COMMUNICATING WITH BANDS FOR STREAMING AND HELPING.

 YOUNGEST HEADS TO A CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW. A FRIEND PICKED HER UP SO OF COURSE I HAD TO BRING MAZE OUT TO SAY HELLO.

 SPEAKING OF MAZE.........A THOUSANDS LAUGHS TODAY. ON OCCASION SHE DOES THIS QUICK LITTLE HACK-LIKE COUGH. I CAUGHT IN ON VIDEO AND SENT IT TO OUR ELDEST. I KNEW SHE GIGGLE AT IT.

 VISIT A FAMILY MEMBER FOR WINE AND PIZZA. WE ALSO CHECKED OUT HIS BASEMENT'S HARDWARE STORE. MAN , I THOUGHT I HAD A LOT OF STUFF.....HE CRUSHES ME. THE COOLEST PART WAS SEEING OLD PHOTOS OF MY IN-LAWS. I ACTUALLY TOOK PICTURES OF SEVERAL. OH , WHEELS TOOK HOME A LAMP WITH 2 DUCKS ON IT AND A TABLE CLOTH.

 YOUNGEST SENT ME SOME PICTURES OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW THEY VISITED IN BUCKS COUNTY. THEY WERE COOL.

  I ALSO RECEIVED A VIDEO OF MY 3 NEPHEWS DANCING. FIRST ,  I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY PHONE DOWNLOADED IT. I THINK IT WAS BECAUSE I WAS NOT ON MY HOME NETWORK. SECOND , MY YOUNGEST NEPHEW JUST CRACKS ME UP.

 SIMILAR TO HOWARD STERN'S WIFE I WILL NOT WRITE ABOUT SEX ANYMORE. I GOT THE ANGRY MEMO TONIGHT. SOME OF MY BEST WRITING AND VISUALS WILL BE MISSED.

  SUNDAY     12 - 6 - 20

  EAGLES LOSE AGAIN. THEY BROUGHT IN BACK-UP QB JALEN HURTS. HE SPARKED THEM A LITTLE BIT. IT IS DOWNRIGHT PAINFUL TO WATCH EAGLES GAMES THIS SEASON.

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN......TWICE. A SUPER NICE COUPLE GAVE US ALL KINDS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. SOLID TRIPLE BRASS WINDOW CANDLES AND A GOLD STAR FOR OUR CHRISTMAS TREE WERE MY FAVORITES. WE HAVE A TON OF WINDOW LIGHTS AND LIGHTED GARLAND TOO. THIS COUPLE WAS SO NICE IF THEY ASKED ME TO JOIN THEM FOR A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE I WOULD OF SAID YES.

 THE 2ND FREE ITEMS WERE INKJET CARTRIDGES FOR OUR PRINTERS. THIS NICE WOMAN WAS ONLY 1 MILE AWAY. HEY , AT $20 EACH , IT WAS WORTH GETTING ALL THESE.

 WHEELS REMEMBERS NOTHING OF BANNING MY SEX STORIES ON THIS BLOG. I KNEW THIS.

 WHEELS AND I MEET WITH OUR REALTOR AT THE NAIL. WE FILLED OUT AND SIGNED DISCLOSURE PAPERS. I HATED EVERY SECOND. THE SALE OF THE NAIL CAN BE SEEN BY TOMORROW ON THESE WEBSITES ORION , CREXI , AND BIOTE.

 A NICE DINNER OF THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS.....AGAIN.....UGH. I GAINED SO MUCH WEIGHT BACK.....DAMN IT !!

 ELDEST CHILLING IN THE POCONOS STILL. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. I WAS JEALOUS.

 WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE CONNORS AND IT WAS GOOD. WE ALSO WATCHED EPISODE 1 OF THE NEW SEASON OF SHAMELESS. IT WAS EH TO OKAY.

 THE G.F.M. CONTINUES TO MARCH ON. NOW OVER 500 SHARES. HERE IS A POST BY OUR ELDEST :   

  MY SISTER NICOLE BEE AND I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO REACH OUR GOAL. MY DAD ALWAYS TALKS SO FONDLY ABOUT THE WHEELSTOCK PARTIES AND HOW FUN THEY WERE. ANNUALLY , FOR 15 YEARS , FOUR DAY PARTIES WERE THROWN FOR FREE AT OUR POCONO HOME ( THAT MY DAD BUILT WITH HIS OWN HANDS ) WITH 10+ BANDS , BREAKFAST , LUNCH , DINNER , FIREWORKS , BEER PONG TOURNAMENTS , HORSE SHOE TOURNAMENTS , WALKING TO CHECK OUT THE GLOWING MUSHROOMS ( NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANT )  BEER ( OVER 30 KEGS !! ) , AND CASES AND CASES OF LIQUOR IS ABSOLUTELY UNHEARD OF. WHO DOES THIS ??  I WILL TELL YOU !! MY DAD. I ASKED HIM , " ALL THIS FOR FREE ??!! EVERY YEAR ??!! " HE SAID TO ME , " IT WAS MY WAY OF THANKING THE BANDS AND FANS WHO SUPPORTED THE NAIL. SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO GIVE BACK. " I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT AND WISHED I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO ATTEND JUST ONE WHEELSTOCK. SOME PARTIES REACHED OVER 400 PEOPLE !! SOME PEOPLE GOT ENGAGED OR MARRIED AT THESE WHEELSTOCK PARTIES. THIS IS HOW EPIC THEY WERE. IF EACH PERSON WHO ATTENDED A WHEELSTOCK OVER THOSE 15 YEARS WOULD DONATE AND SHARE WE REACH OUR GOAL TODAY. THIS IS HIS DAUGHTER JESS BEE USING MY DAD'S ACCOUNT AGAIN. WHO REMEMBERS WHEELSTOCK ? THE NAIL WAS NOT JUST A VENUE FOR LIVE MUSIC IT WAS FAMILY. WE NEED THIS FAMILY RIGHT NOW. PLEASE SHARE AND DONATE.

#WHEELSTOCK

#SAVETHENAIL2020

 TO DONATE --   https://gf.me/u/zbdmxa  -  ( COPY AND PASTE TO YOUR URL )

 AT 5:47AM I STARTED CRYING.

  MONDAY      12 - 7 - 20

 THE NAIL FOR SALE WEBSITES ARE UP. THE PHOTOGRAPHER DID A VERY GOOD JOB FOR MAKING THE NAIL DIVE BAR LOOK " EH " TO KINDA COOL.  SOME PICTURES LOOK AWESOME. OTHER PICTURES NOT SO GOOD. I WISHED OUR REALTOR WOULD OF SAID SOMETHING TOO. I SHOULD OF CLEANED UP A BIT.

 WE ACTUALLY HAD ONE PERSON INTERESTED WHO OWNS A FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS. THE NAIL BECOMES A SUPPLY HOME FOR FOOD TRUCKS ? I GUESS IT COULD BE WORSE.

 ON THE OTHER ROAD THE G.F.M. PAGE HAS REACHED OVER 600 SHARES. THAT IS PRETTY COOL.

#SAVETHENAIL2020

 TO DONATE --   https://gf.me/u/zbdmxa  -  ( COPY AND PASTE TO YOUR URL )

 OFF TO NEW JERSEY TO CONTINUE TO HELP A FAMILY MEMBER. I WENT UP AND DOWN STEPS 50 TIMES CARRYING HARDY BACK BOARDS. I WAS GLAD THE WEATHER WAS NICE. MY BODY FELT IT WHEN I GOT HOME. SO BEER , PEACH SCHNAPPS , AND ADVIL HELPED.

 A REMARKABLE THING HAPPENED TO ME TONIGHT. AN ASSISTANT FROM THE OFFICE OF REP GREG VITALI CALLED ME. I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHEN HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO TRY TO HELP US WITH GOVERNMENT FUNDING. I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH HIM FOR NEARLY 45 MINUTES. HE WALKED US THROUGH SOME GOVERNMENT WEBSITES AND WE GOT THE BALL ROLLING. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS WILL GO BUT THE GESTURE OF JUST CALLING ME WAS SUPER APPRECIATED.

 OUR KIDS CONTINUE TO POST FOR THE NAIL. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS FEELING BEFORE OF PEOPLE ACTUALLY HELPING ME. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE.

 THE BAND DRACULA'S MINISKIRT WILL PERFORM OUTSIDE THE NAIL THIS SUNDAY AT 1PM. A KINDA U2 PERFORMANCE BUT NOT BEING ON THE ROOFTOP.

 A NICE DINNER WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST. WE CALLED OUR ELDEST WHO IS STILL ENJOYING THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE.  I AM SO JEALOUS OF HER. SHE SAID IT SNOWED A LITTLE. SHE SEEMED LIKE SHE WAS ENJOYING IT AND THAT MADE ME HAPPY. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

 DECIDED NOT TO GO TO THE NAIL TONIGHT.

 GIANTS BEAT SEAHAWKS AND REDSKINS BEAT UNDEFEATED STEELERS. YEAH.....EAGLES ARE DEFINITELY DONE.

 WHEELS AND I TRIED 2 DIFFERENT SHOWS TONIGHT. BOTH WERE GOOD. YOUR HONOR WITH THE ACTOR FROM BREAKING BAD AND PEAKY BLINDERS.

 I COULD NOT BELIEVE I STAYED UP PAST 11PM. THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR I HAVE TO HEAD BACK TO NEW JERSEY IN THE MORNING. PLUS , I HAD 3 BEERS WHICH MADE ME FEEL EXTRA FAT.

 TO DONATE --   https://gf.me/u/zbdmxa  -  ( COPY AND PASTE TO YOUR URL )

 #SAVETHENAIL2020

  TUESDAY      12 - 8 - 20

 WHEN SOMEONE CALLS YOU AND SUGGESTS HOLDING ON TO THE NAIL AND SAYS YOU A STAND UP GUY AND MAN OF HIS WORD....IT FELT PRETTY GOOD.  I DON'T GET TOO MANY PERSONAL COMPLIMENTS SO THIS WAS NICE.

 THE FRIEND SAID , " I MAY KNOW MAYBE 20 PEOPLE OVER MY ENTIRE LIFE THAT ARE HONORABLE AND A MAN OF THEIR WORD. YOU'RE ONE OF THEM. I BELIEVE YOU WHEN YOU WROTE YOU PAY ALL MONIES BACK ON THE G.F.M. PAGE. "

 ANOTHER FRIEND / RENTER OFFERED TO HELP MONETARILY. EVERY PAUSE OF THE CONVERSATION I WOULD SAY , " I JUST SENT YOU A TEXT. I JUST EMAILED YOU THE LINK. I JUST ." .....WELL YOU GET IT.

  OKAY , IT'S OFFICIAL. I HATE STEPS. THE SILVER LINING IS..........IT'S EXERCISE.

 UP EARLY WITH THE PUP. SHE NOW SLEEPS IN OUR YOUNGEST BEDROOM UP TO 4AM......THAN JOINS ME. AT 4AM SHE JUMPED ON MY BED.

 ANOTHER INTEREST OF PURCHASING THE NAIL. AN ASIAN NOODLE MAKING BUSINESS. I GUESS IT COULD BE WORSE.

 OFF TO NEW JERSEY TO RUN A CABLE AND ELECTRIC LINE FOR A MOUNTED TV , GO UP AND DOWN STEPS 1100 TIMES , CUT TILE ON A WET SAW OUTSIDE WITH FREEZING WATER , AND ON MY KNEES IN THE FRONT YARD USING A GRINDER TO CUT TILE FOR HARDER ANGLES. I DID NOT TOTALLY MIND.........MUCH. THE GOOD THING IS HELPING A FAMILY MEMBER IS TAKING MY MIND OFF THE NAIL.

 BACK HOME I MADE VERY GOOD TIME. IT IS A 1 HOUR DRIVE BUT I DID IT IN 11 MINUTES....I WAS DOING A HUNGE.

  THE PUP GREETS ME LIKE I JUST CAME BACK FROM IRAQ. IT IS SO NICE TO BE LOVED UNCONDITIONALLY.

 A VERY NICE DINNER OF CHICKEN CORDON BLEU. I FORGOT HOW MUCH I LIKE THIS MEAL. WE CHILLED , LISTENED TO MUSIC , AND CALLED OUR ELDEST IN THE POCONOS. I PRETENDED AND TOLD HER WE HAD PIZZA 4 NIGHTS IN A ROW JUST TO RIB HER A BIT.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH TV. I HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY FOR 2 DAYS NOW....JUST COKE ZERO AND JAMESON ( HEY WHAT THE HELL ) WE WATCHED PEAKY BLINDERS ( VERY GOOD ) AND BIG SKY ( VERY GOOD ).

 OFF TO BED AND WATCHED THE COWBOYS LOSE. IT IS SO NICE TO SEE THEY SUCK A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN OUR EAGLES.

  WEDNESDAY      12 - 9 - 20

  IT IS NICE TO WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS AGAIN. I DID ENJOY IT. TODAY WAS FUN SEEING THINGS GET COMPLETED. ON THE ROAD BY 8AM. THE LONG DRIVE IS NOT THE WORST AND I MADE GOOD TIME IN ABOUT AN HOUR. I WAS DOING 70 AND SOME CARS WERE BLOWING BY ME.

 AT THE JOB SITE THE WIFE IS A GOOD COOK.  THE HOUSE SMELLED AWESOME WITH SOME KINDA CHICKEN / CURRY / GARLIC CONCOCTION. THEY EVEN OFFERED US CAKE BUT WE DECLINED.

 WE FINISHED THE TILE AND STARTED GROUTING. MOVING A VERY HEAVY DOUBLE VANITY BACK INTO THE BATHROOM ALMOST POPPED MY RIGHT NUT. AGAIN , I WAS CUTTING TILE WITH A WET SAW OUTSIDE. YESTERDAY WAS COLD. TODAY WAS COLD AND SNOWING.....NICE. THREE DAYS OF GOING UP AND DOWN STEPS MADE MY RIGHT KNEE FEEL LIKE I WAS 90 YEARS OLD.

 FROM MY HOUSE I BROUGHT A CABLE CONNECTOR AND A SPLITTER. I GAVE BOTH TO THE CUSTOMER AND RE-WIRED A CABLE LINE SO THE CABLE COULD NOT BE SEEN.

 A SUGGESTION BY ME TO RAISE DECO TILE UP BY 1 INCH MADE A MORE UNIFORM LOOK ON ALL THE BATHROOM SHOWER/TUB WALLS. BASICALLY , IT LESSENED THE GAP AT THE CEILING. HEY , EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE I COME UP WITH A GOOD SUGGESTION.

 DID A LITTLE SURPRISE AND STOPPED AT NICK'S ROAST BEEF FOR OUR YOUNGEST. THE KID IS WORKING NON-STOP THIS WEEK FOR HER FINALS.  IT ADDED 40 MINUTES TO MY TRAVEL TIME BUT WORTH IT. I PLAYED A LITTLE GAME WITH WHEELS AND PUT THE NICK'S FOOD IN MY LUNCH BAG. IT MADE IT SEEM LIKE I JUST CAME STRAIGHT HOME. WHEN WHEELS OPENED THE BAG TO EMPTY AND CLEAN IT SHE SAW THE GOODS AND SMILED.

 SPEAKING OF GAMES AND OUR YOUNGEST. SHE HAD BOTH WHEELS AND I PLAY A VIDEO GAME SHE MADE FOR A SCHOOL PROJECT. IT WAS PRETTY COOL USING A COMPUTER TO SHOOT ARROWS INTO COCKROACHES AND TRYING TO CLIMB FURNITURE. THE ONLY PART WAS WE ARE SO BAD AT GAMES. WE CRINGED AND LAUGHED THE WHOLE TIME.

 AT HOME WE CHILL AND CALL OUR ELDEST VIA FACETIME. THIS AP ON THE CELL PHONE JUST AMAZES ME.  WE CAN SEE AND HEAR HER PERFECTLY. SHE WENT OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW WHERE IT LOOKED ABSOLUTELY PICTURE PERFECT. IT WAS LIKE A ROBERT FROST CHRISTMAS CARD. I WISH I WAS THERE BUT SOME PROMISES I MADE TO FAMILY MEMBERS HALTED THIS TRAVEL.

  WELP , WE ARE OVER 20% THERE IN ACHIEVING OUR KID'S GOAL ON THE G.F.M. PAGE. THE OUTPOURING IS DOWNRIGHT HUMBLING.

 WE WIND DOWN AND WATCH 3 EPISODES OF PEAKY BLINDERS. ALL WERE GOOD.

 OFF TO BED. A NEW ROUTINE OF THE PUPPY WITH OUR YOUNGEST UNTIL 4AM AND THAN WITH ME. WHEN SHE SLEEPS UPSIDE DOWN WITH OUR 4 LEGS IN THE AIR IS PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

  THURSDAY     12 - 10 - 20

 YOU KNOW , YOU GET CHRISTMAS GARLAND FROM FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE FOR FREE AND YOU EXPECT THEM TO WORK.....THEY DIDN'T. I SPENT SOME MORE TIME OUTSIDE INSTALLING MORE LIGHT S AND INSIDE HANGING WINDOW CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. IT'S THE MOST I EVER DID.

 I CONTINUE TO HELP MY KIDS SHARE THE GOFUNDME PAGE.

 ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE BUYER WANTS TO SEE THE NAIL ON MONDAY.

 KINDA A LAZY DAY AND GAVE MY BODY , KNEES , AND ASS A CHANCE TO REST A BIT.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO CLEAN A LITTLE AND BRING HOME MORE EXTENSION CORDS & A 6 WAY POWER STRIP FOR OUR EXTRA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. I ALSO BROUGHT HOME BOOZE FOR OUR ELDEST AND HER FRIENDS. NOT SURE IF THIS IS A GOOD IDEA OR NOT.

 CHANGED THE MARQUEE SIGN. NO MORE ADAM SANDLER BEGGING......BLOW.

 THE CONESTOGA ROAD TUNNEL HAS RE-OPENED. I HAVE TO ADMIT THE CLOSING FOR ALMOST A MONTH WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A HASSLE.

 BACK HOME I CHILL AND SETTLE IN.

 WATCHED ALITTLE OF THE RAMS SMOKING THE PATRIOTS. THIS IS ALWAYS NICE TO SEE.

  I RAISE MY DRINK FROM OUR COUCH AND SAY  , " TO DANNY WHIZZ-BANG ! "   WHEELS RAISES HER BRANDY AND SAYS ,  " TO DANNY WHIZZ-BANG !! " YEP.....WE ARE KINDA GETTING INTO PEAKY BLINDERS.

 DRACULA'S MINISKIRT WILL PERFORM OUTSIDE THIS SUNDAY AT 1PM FOR 30 MINUTES. PLEASE DRIVE BY AND GIVE A HONK. IT IS TO PROMOTE OUR KIDS GOFUNDME PAGE.

 SAVETHENAIL2020.

  FRIDAY     12 - 11 - 20

 IT HAS BEEN 1 WEEK WITH THE GOFUNDME BENEFIT PAGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WE HAVE REACHED SLIGHTLY OVER 20% OF A GOAL NUMBER. THE TOUGH PART IS TO KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING. OUR LINK HAS BEEN SHARED OVER 900 TIMES.

  OUR YOUNGEST ADDED A VENMO ACCOUNT TO HELP WITH RAISING FUNDS. IT WAS ADORABLE WHEN 2 OF HER FRIENDS IMMEDIATELY DONATED $5 EACH. I AM JUST AMAZED BY HER FRIENDS AND HOW COMPASSIONATE THEY CAN BE. THE VENMO I.D. NAME TO DONATE IS -- SAVETHENAIL2020.

 SPENT TIME MAKING A LIST OF BANDS WHO LIKE TO HELP WITH LIVE STREAMING. I STOPPED AROUND 50 AND I AM ONLY HALF WAY THERE. AGAIN , MORE PEOPLE SHOWING INTEREST IN HELPING THE NAIL.

 SPENT TIME FACEBOOKING GROUPS , BERU REVUE , CHEF DUFF , TOMMY CONWELL , WYSP & WMMR SPORTS TALK HOSTS , PIERRE ROBERT , AND MORE.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PURCHASE BUT PISSED THIS PERSON MISLEAD ME ON THEIR LOCATION. I HAVE BEEN WANTING UNDER CABINET LIGHTS FOR OUR KITCHEN SINCE WE INSTALLED NEW CABINETRY 17 YEARS AGO. WE EVEN RAN THE LIGHT SWITCH FOR IT , BUT NEVER INSTALLED THE LIGHTS. THE PRICES RANGE FROM $25 FOR THE BULB KIND TO $50 FOR THE L.E.D. KIND. SO , I DECIDED TO TEST BY GETTING 1 L.E.D. LIGHT FOR 5 BUCKS. THIS IS VERY GOOD AND THE PERSON HAD THE AD LOCATION IN WAYNE. THIS IS ONLY A 9 MINUTE RIDE. BUT........THE ADDRESS WAS FALSE AND THEY WERE LOCATED IN CHESTERBROOK NEAR VALLEY FORGE. IT TOOK 19 MINUTES TO GET THERE. I WAS SO PISSED ( OVER EXAGGERATED BUT YOU GET MY POINT ).

 THE GOOD THING OF THE EXTRA TRAVEL IN WHICH MY YOUNGEST WENT WITH ME.  SHE SAID , " HEY , IT'S EXTRA TIME WITH ME. "

 60 DEGREES OVER THE WEEKEND AND INTO MONDAY. DUE TO FAMILY OBLIGATIONS I CAN NOT TRAVEL EAST OR NORTH. I WAS SO CLOSE TO DRIVING MY YOUNGEST NORTH TO SURPRISE OUR ELDEST OR ME HEADING EAST TO THE DOG PARK. NEITHER WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE I AM AN ASSHOLE AND ALSO SAY YES TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP. I ALSO FEEL VERY FAT.

 REMOVED MY MOTORCYCLES' BATTERY TO STORE AND TRICKLE CHARGE IN OUR BASEMENT OVER THE WINTER.

 PICKED UP PUPPY POOP AND PLAYED WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES WITH HER CHASING A BALL AND RETURNING IT. SHE IS GETTING VERY GOOD AT IT AND OFF-LEASH.  LATER , ALL OF US CHASED AND AGGRAVATED HER BY DOING SILLY THINGS. THE DOG IS A NON-STOP ENTERTAINMENT SHOW.

 PUT RECYCLABLE TRASH AT THE CURB. MAN WE DRINK ALOT.

 A GOOD PROBLEM FOR US IS OVERBOOKING THE CONDO. THE BAD THING ....WE HAVE TO TELL A FAMILY WE CAN'T RENT TO THEM.

 TALKED TO OUR REALTOR 3 TIMES , AN L.C.B. REP , A DELCO STRONG REP AGAIN , AND A REP FROM THE OFFICE OF GREG VITALI.......AGAIN.

 TALK TO OUR ELDEST IN THE POCONOS. SHE DECIDED TO EARN SOME CASH BY DOING DOOR DASH AND WATCH A WEBINAR ON INVESTING. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE. WE FACETIMED FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. THIS AP STILL AMAZES ME.  OH , I WANT 10% OF THE DOOR DASH EARNINGS FOR GAS AND WEAR & TEAR ON OUR VEHICLE.

 WE SHOOT POOL AND LISTEN TO MUSIC IN OUR BASEMENT. IT WAS FUN. OUR YOUNGEST IS BECOMING QUITE A LITTLE POOL PLAYER. FOR ME , I JUST CAN NOT SHOOT ANYMORE. I COACH LIKE A " 7 " BUT SHOOT LIKE A " 2 ". WHEELS WANTS NO ADVICE ON SHOOTING POOL SINCE SHE HAS PLAYED JUST A S LONG AS ME.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF PEAKY BLINDERS.....AGAIN , VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED TIRED AGAIN. TOMORROW WILL BE A LONG DAY. I ASKED MY YOUNGEST TO SNUGGLE WITH ME AND THE PUP. I WAS SHOT DOWN.......AGAIN. I GUESS THOSE DAYS ARE FAR GONE.

  SATURDAY       12 - 12 - 20

 MY BODY ACHES BUT I HAD A GOOD TIME TONIGHT. IT GOT MY MIND OFF ALL THE NAIL CRAP GOING ON....AT LEAST FOR A HALF DAY.

 NORMAL MORNING ROUTINE BUT BY 10AM I WAS ON THE ROAD TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE. THIS IS THE WORST POSSIBLE PROJECT JOB TO DO.......TEARING OUT A BATHROOM OF TILE , CEMENT , LATHE , CHICKEN WIRE , AND A SOFFIT. IT PAINED ME JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.

 I ARRIVE AND MY NEPHEWS HELP BRING IN MY 100 TOOLS. THESE KIDS WERE VERY HELPFUL DURING THE ENTIRE TEAR-OUT. UNBELIEVABLY , THE TEARING OUT WENT AS PERFECT AS I EVER SEEN. WE USED A JACK HAMMER TO NOTCH OUT ROWS INTO THE CEMENT AND TILE. THAN , USING BIG CROW BARS WE BROKE LARGE PIECES OFF. SOME PIECES WERE SO BIG AND HEAVY IT TOOK 2 PEOPLE TO CARRY WITH A DOLLY. ANOTHER HUGE HELP WAS A LARGE TRAILER AT THE LOCATION FOR DUMPING THE DEBRIS.

 WE SYSTEMATICALLY WORKED FOR 5 HOURS. BY 3:15PM THE TEAR-OUT WAS COMPLETE. I TOLD WHEELS I BEEN DONE BY 5PM , PROBABLY STAY FOR DINNER , AND BEGIN DRINKING AT 5:01PM.

 AT 3:16PM WE BEGIN DRINKING ICE COLD CORONA LIGHTS AND HAVE MEATBALL SANDWICHES. THE PARTYING HAS BEGUN AND I FORGOT ABOUT NAIL STUFF FOR A SHORT PERIOD.

 I DRIVE HOME TO SHOWER AND FAMILY ARRIVES ABOUT 45 MINUTES LATER.  WE WATCH THE ARMY/NAVY GAME IN WHICH I ALWAYS WANTED TO ATTEND ONE. THE KIDS PLAY POOL IN THE BASEMENT.

 I GO OUTSIDE AND START A FIRE IN OUR FIRE-PIT TABLE. WE ROASTED MARSHMALLOWS AND THE BOOZE WAS FLOWING. A VERY COOL SURPRISE WAS MY NIECE VISITING. WE SAT APART AND JOKED THE ENTIRE EVENING. WE TOLD WHEELSTOCK STORIES TOO.

 THE NIGHT ROLLED ON AND WE GOT TO FACE-TIME OUR ELDEST IN THE POCONOS. AGAIN SHE DID DOOR-DASH DELIVERIES TO MAKE SOME MONEY AND JUST GET OUT OF THE HOUSE A LITTLE BIT.

 I END THE NIGHT WITH MY YOUNGEST AND NIECE. WE TALKED FOR A BIT AND IT WAS NICE. I WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED AS WE FACE-TIMED OUR ELDEST AGAIN. AT 10:30PM SHE FINISHED HER FOOD RUNS BUT NOW WANTED TO DRIVE HOME. BY 10:30PM SHE WAS ON THE ROAD HOME. 

 WHEN I GOT UP AT 3AM TO USE THE BATHROOM AND TAKE ADVIL I SAW OUR CAR IN THE DRIVEWAY. I KNEW OUR ELDEST MADE IT HOME. THIS WAS A BIG RELIEF.

 WOKE UP AROUND 7:15AM TO LET THE PUP OUT AND FEED HER. MY BODY WAS ACHING BIG TIME.

  SUNDAY      12 - 13 - 20

 YEP.....I GOT EMOTIONAL.

 CLEANED UP OUTSIDE FROM THE FIRE-PIT GATHERING LAST NIGHT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND PLAYED WITH THE PUP. 

 I GET MY PLUMBING TOOLS AND FIX A RADIATOR LEAK IN OUR BASEMENT.

 I GATHER A TON OF TOOLS AND DECIDE TO INSTALL MY " NEW " UNDER CABINET LIGHT. WHEN OUR KITCHEN WAS INSTALLED A WIRE WAS LEFT COILED UP BEHIND THE FRIDGE. THE KITCHEN EVEN HAD A SWITCH FOR IT FROM 17 YEARS AGO. UNFORTUNATELY ,THE WIRE WAS NOT LONG ENOUGH TO REACH WHERE I WANTED TO PLACE THE LIGHT....OF COURSE IT WASN'T. I PULLED THE FRIDGE OUT AND GOT A JUNCTION BOW , ROMEX CONNECTOR , AND MORE WIRE. I SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES BUT RAN OUT OF TIME. I LEFT THE FRIDGE OUT ALONG WITH ALL MY TOOLS.

 OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET THE BAND DRACULA'S MINISKIRT. THE BAND PERFORMED OUTSIDE WITH ALL BATTERY POWERED AMPS AND MICS. IT WAS SO COOL. I DECORATED THE MARQUEE POLE WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS , WREATH , AND TREE.  PEOPLE WALKING BY ENJOYED THE LIVE " U2'ISH " CONCERT. SOME TOOK PICTURES , SOME HONKED THEIR HORNS , AND SOME DONATED. IT WAS DOWNRIGHT AWESOME TO PHYSICALLY SEE SOMEONE CARED ABOUT THE NAIL.

 THE BAND DID A LIVE STREAM IN WHICH UP TO 50 PEOPLE OBSERVED IT. THE LEAD SINGER EVEN JOKED , " THIS IS MORE PEOPLE THAN WE DO A REGULAR SHOW. " MY YOUNGEST KEPT COMMUNICATING TO ME HOW THE CAMERA ANGLED LOOKED AND MORE. THIS WAS EXCELLENT INTEL TO MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT.

 I WAS ASKED TO STEP UP ON MIC. MY SPEECH WAS 46 SECONDS. I GOT UPSET HALFWAY THROUGH AND HAD TO STOP TALKING WHEN I MENTIONED MY 2 DAUGHTERS WERE SPEAR HEADING THIS GO FUND ME PAGE. BOTH MY KIDS TEXTED ME THEY LOVED ME. "

 TO SEE VIDEO GO TO DRACULA'S MINISKIRT FACEBOOK PAGE. THEIR ENTIRE SET IS THERE ALONG WITH A NICE PICTURE OF THE BAND PERFORMING. ME GETTING UPSET IS AT THE 6 MINUTE AND 15 SECOND MARK.

 THE BAND ROLLS OUT AND I CLOSE. I NOTICE THE LEAD SINGER'S RIDE HAS NOT COME YET SO I SAT WITH HIM FOR 20 MINUTES OUTSIDE UNTIL HIS WIFE PICKED HIM UP.

 BACK HOME I LET WHEELS WATCH THE VIDEO OF ME BEING UPSET.  THERE WAS NO REACTION. I GUESS I LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT. MY BROTHER TEXTED ME WHO SAW IT AND CALLED ME A NAME I WILL NOT MENTION ON THIS BLOG.

 I CONTINUE THE UNDER CABINET LIGHT AND FINISH IT. IT CAME OUT EXCELLENT. THIS WAS A TEST LIGHT AND I MAY FINISH THE REST OF THE CABINETS. THE LIGHT HAS 2 SETTINGS WHICH IS KINDA COOL.

 MY YOUNGEST INSTALLED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND THE GARLAND ON OUR FRONT RAILING OUTSIDE. I BROUGHT MORE LIGHTS HOME FROM THE NAIL ALONG WITH 2 POOL STICKS.

 A PERSON MENTIONED DOING AN ART SHOW AT THE NAIL TO RAISE MONEY. THIS IS NOT A BAD IDEA. I KNOW MY YOUNGEST HAS AT LEAST 100 PIECES OF ART.

 I SETTLE IN AND WATCH OUR EAGLES. OUR NEW ROOKIE QUARTERBACK JALEN HURTS COMPLETELY CHANGED OUR OFFENSIVE ATTACK. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 55 GAMES THE SAINTS ( WHO ARE THE NUMBER #1 DEFENSE IN THE NFL ) ALLOWED 2 PLAYERS TO RUSH OVER A 100 YARDS....HURTS WAS ONE OF THEM. I FEEL BAD FOR WENTZ BUT THIS WAS THE RIGHT CALL SINCE OUR PLAYOFF HOPES ARE DONE.

 OUR ELDEST VIDEO CALLS MY YOUNGEST. SHE IS FACE-TIMING AND HER HAND IS SHAKING. MY YOUNGEST THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS SERIOUSLY WRONG.  SHE ASKED , " OH MY GOD WHAT'S WRONG ? " MY ELDEST REPLIES TO HER , " GO TO THE GOFUNDME PAGE. "

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 MY YOUNGEST COMES IN THE MAIN ROOM AND SAYS TO ME , " DAD , SOMEONE JUST DONATED 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS. " MY ELDEST WAS CRYING AND MY YOUNGEST WAS SPEECHLESS. " THE DONOR WAS ANONYMOUS BUT MY KIDS ARE MANAGING THE ACCOUNT SO THEY COULD ACCESS WHO IT WAS. PLUS THIS DONOR EARLIER TALKED TO MY ELDEST WHICH LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.

 I TALKED TO THE SIGNIFICANT 10K DONOR FOR OVER 40 MINUTES. THE PERSON TOLD ME THEY LOVED ME AND I DID THE SAME.

 MY TEXTS AND EMAILS WERE EXPLODING FROM THE LARGE AMOUNT DONATED. THIS ONE PERSON MADE OUR TOTAL 50% CLOSER BY JUST THEIR ONE DONATION. NOW , I WAS SPEECHLESS.

 OUR REALTOR HAS TO QUARANTINE HIMSELF FOR 2 WEEKS BECAUSE HIS WIFE AND KID TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. THE ONLY SILVER LINING WITH THIS TERRIBLE VIRUS IS SHOWING THE NAIL MAY BE PUT ON HOLD FOR 2 WEEKS.

 A NICE DINNER AND WE WIND DOWN WATCHING WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE AND 2 EPISODES OF PEAKY BLINDERS. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 TODAY WAS THE FIRST TIME I SAW A GLIMMER OF LIGHT AT THE END OF THE NAIL TUNNEL.

  MONDAY     12 - 14 - 20

  OVER 1200 SHARES FOR THE GOFUNDME PAGE. OVER 70 BANDS ( AND COUNTING ) OFFERING ASSISTANCE TO HELP IN ANY WAY. HUNDREDS OF INCREDIBLE HEARTFELT COMMENTS , EMAILS , TEXTS , AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS ABOUT THE NAIL

 TO DONATE --   https://gf.me/u/zbdmxa  -  ( COPY AND PASTE TO YOUR URL ) OR VENMO AT SAVETHENAIL2020.

 MY DAY :

  OFF TO HELP A FAMILY MEMBER OUT TODAY. MY BODY STILL ACHES FROM THE TEAR-OUT OVER THE WEEKEND AND PARTYING. I ARRIVE AT 8:30AM AND IT IS RAINING. WE GOT LUCKY THOUGH BY HAVING A ROOM TO WORK IN WHICH IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE BATHROOM WE ARE REMODELING. IT WAS PERFECT.

 I NEVER SEEN ANY CONTRACTOR WORK AS FAST , EFFICIENT , AND THE FINAL PRODUCT IS ALWAYS A++. HERE IS WHAT WE DID IN ONE DAY :

 - ANY FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE TEAR-OUT LIKE HAMMERING DOWN OR REMOVING NAILS ON THE STUDS.

 - RE-WIRED THE ENTIRE BATHROOM AND ADDED A LIGHT.

 - RE-DID ALL THE PLUMBING.

 - USING EXCESSIVE HEAT AND REMOVED A CAST IRON TOILET FLANGE. THIS WAS A SMALL MIRACLE IN ITSELF.

 - APPLIED 3/4 PLYWOOD TO THE FLOORS.

 - HARDY BACKED THE WALLS AND FLOORS.

 - STRIPPED OUT THE WALLS AND DRYWALLED.

 - UNCRATED A STEEL TUB AND SAW A MAJOR CHIP ON THE FRONT.

 - TOOK A RIDE TO LOWES AND BOUGHT A NEW STEEL TUB.

 - INSTALLED THE TUB.

 - RE-WRAPPED AND PLACED THE CHIPPED TUB ON A TRUCK.

 - CLEANED UP AND SPACKLED.

 THE BATHROOM IS NOW READY FOR TILING.....UNBELIEVABLE. SOME PICTURES CAN BE SEEN ON FACEBOOK.

 I ENJOYED HAVING MY NEPHEW HELP ME. I ALSO ENJOYED A DAMN GOOD SMOOTHIE. FAT PEOPLE LIKE MILK SHAKE-LIKE LUNCHES.

 THE RAIN FINALLY STOPS.

 STOP AT A GAS STATION TO FILL UP AND STOP AT THE NAIL TO TURN OFF HEAT AND TURN BACK ON LIGHTS. OUR REALTOR SHOWED IT AGAIN TODAY.

 OUR REALTOR'S WIFE MIGHT GAVE COVID SINCE SHE PARTIED WITH A NEIGHBOR WHO TESTED POSITIVE. I TALKED TO WHEELS AND WE HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE REALTOR SHOWING THE NAIL. I CALLED HIM AND TOLD HIM THIS.

 BACK HOME WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT THE SELLING OF THE NAIL , RENTAL PROPERTIES , AND THE GOFUNDME BENEFIT. WE COULD NOT BE MORE FAR APART ON WHAT WE SHOULD DO WITH ALL THREE.

 DINNER WAS LEFTOVERS AND SOME RED WINE. I ACTUALLY ENJOYED A JERKED CHICKEN. I LIKE JERKING.

 WE TALKED TO OUR ELDEST WHO IS PREPPING TO RETURN TO THE POCONOS. THE ONE THING I AM NERVOUS ABOUT IS A MAJOR 10 TO 15 INCH SNOW STORM COMING ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

 CHECK MY COMPUTER ON ANY UPDATES. SOME OF THE COMMENTS FROM STRANGERS , BANDS , AND PATRONS ABOUT ME AND THE NAIL ARE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. I RARELY RECEIVE ANY COMPLIMENTS AND NEVER REALLY LOOK FOR THEM. BUT , GO TO ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE AND YOU WILL FIND SO MANY. IT MAKES ME BELIEVE THE WORLD CAN BE BETTER.

OUR ELDEST WATCHED SEASON 2 FINALE OF PEAKY BLINDERS WITH US. I AM GOING TO SAY THIS WAS IN MY TOP 3 BEST OF ALL TIME SEASON FINALE EPISODES. IT WAS DOWNRIGHT AWESOME........( RAISE YOUR GLASS ) TO PEAKY BLINDERS !!! WE ALSO WATCH SEASON 3 EPISODE 1 WHICH WAS VERY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED. I SLEPT BAD......AGAIN.

  TUESDAY      12 - 15 - 20

 IT'S 3AM....GUESS I'LL START MY DAY.

 ORDERED NEW FUEL CARDS. I THOUGHT USING A 2ND BRAND NEW CARD I KEPT WOULD WORK. I STOPPED BY A GAS STATION AND AGAIN IT READ " BAD CARD ". I WAS SURPRISED A REP ANSWERED THE PHONE AT 5AM.

 MAJOR SNOW STORM HEADING OUR WAY BUT MOSTLY IN THE NORTH.  THE POCONOS COULD GET AS MUCH AS 20 INCHES.  THE ONLY SILVER LINING FOR ME AND THE NAIL IS I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BANDS AND SAFETY FOR WEEKEND SHOWS.

 DAY 2 AT THE FAMILY BATHROOM JOB. TODAY WE CONCENTRATED ON TILING. A FAMILY MEMBER HAS EVERY TOOL YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED. THE BEST IS AN INDOOR TENT FOR USING A WET SAW. IT WAS ACTUALLY FUN TO CUT TILE IN THE HOUSE , IN THE WARMTH , WITH NO STEPS , AND LITERALLY JUST HANDING THE TILE OVER TO BE GLUED. MY LAST JOB WAS UP 2 FLIGHTS OF STEPS AND CUTTING OUTSIDE IN THE COLD.

 WE TILED THE WALLS AND FLOORS AND MAN IT IS SUCH A DIFFERENCE.......ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. 

 AT LUNCH I GET THE RECIPE FOR A VERY GOOD SMOOTHIE. I ALSO FOUND OUT A FAMILY MEMBER AND HIS KIDS NEVER HAD MAYONNAISE. THIS IS A SMALL TRAVESTY IN LIFE. MY FAVORITE LUNCHES WHEN I WAS A KID AT ANNUNCIATION B.V.M. WAS CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICHES WITH MAYO AND EXTRA SALT. IT WAS A TREAT TO GET THIS FROM MY MOM. I CAN STILL VISUAL THE EXCITEMENT I HAD WHEN I OPENED MY MY BROWN LUNCH BAG AND CHICKEN CUTLET SANDWICHES WERE IN THERE AND NOT THE USUAL PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY. TODAY IT WAS A KETCHUP & CUTLET SANDWICH. OF COURSE I MADE JOKES.

 FUN SEEING MY LITTLE NEPHEWS. THEY ALWAYS WANT TO HELP. WE CLEANED UP AND MOST IMPORTANTLY ATTACHED THE LARGE TRAILER TO BE DRIVEN OFF AND EMPTIED. MAN , THAT THING WAS SO HEAVY ONE OF THE BACK DOUBLE WHEELS ALMOST CAME OFF ITS RIM.

 ASKING A FAMILY MEMBER FOR A COOL RAZOR BLADE HE HAS AT HOME. LAST TIME I WAS THERE HE GAVE ME ONE. I WENT TO USE IT TODAY AND UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS TAKEN BY MY GIRLS. I MADE A VERY CRUDE JOKE AND HE ROARED LAUGHED.

 CLEANED UP AND GOT ON THE ROAD. I STOPPED AT THE NAIL TO CHECK ON MAIL AND SUCH.

 AT HOME I GET ENVIOUS FOR BOTH OUR KIDS ARE HEADING NORTH TO BEAT A MONSTER BLIZZARD. WE LOAD THEM UP AND THEY ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME. LATER IN THE EARLY EVENING SOME OF THEIR FRIENDS JOINED THEM.

 LEFTOVERS FOR DINNER AGAIN....JERKED CHICKEN , BONELESS WINGS , AND STUFFING........ALL GOOD.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A DOCUMENTARY ON A MAN FRIENDING AN OCTOPUS. IT WAS CALLED MY OCTOPUS TEACHER ON NETFLIX. IT WAS GOOD AND INFORMATIVE ABOUT THE OCTOPI WORLD. HE SPENT A SHIT LOAD OF TIME SWIMMING AND LEARNING WITH THIS ONE OCTOPUS. HE WAS IN A BAD PLACE MENTALLY AND I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WASTOUGH TO FEEL SYMPATHY BECAUSE HE LIVED IN THIS MAGNIFICENT HOUSE ON A ROCK CLIFF FACING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE. THE HOUSE LOCATION WAS NOTHING SHORT OF MAGNIFICENT. AGAIN , IT WAS COOL SEEING HOW ILLUSIVE AND CLEAVER OCTOPI CAN BE WHEN BEING PURSUED AND USING CAMOUFLAGE.

 WE ALSO WATCHED A PEAKY BLINDERS AND BIG SKY. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD. AGAIN , WHEELS AND I TOASTED TO PEAKY BLINDERS. 

 MY YOUNGEST IS SETTING UP A LIVE STREAM SHOW WITH SEVERAL ACTS FOR OUR FUND RAISER. IT WILL GO DOWN THIS SATURDAY. ACTS AND TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

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  WEDNESDAY       12 - 16 - 20

  MY NORMAL ROUTINE AND GETTING UP AT 3AM. I WOKE UP AT 1:30AM THINKING IT HAD TO BE AROUND 6AM.....IT WASN'T. I SWEAR NOT SLEEPING ABSOLUTELY BLOWS.

 OFF TO THE JOB SITE TO FINISH PLUMBING , GROUTING , SETTING A VANITY , TILING BASEBOARD & A BATHROOM BULL NOSE , REMOVE OLD TILE , AND MORE.  WE GOT DONE A LITTLE AFTER 1PM BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT THE FURTHEST WE COULD GO. THE BATHROOM IS NIGHT AND DAY NOW....AND MAKES ME WANT TO RE-DO MINE.

 STOP AT THE NAIL TO GET MAIL , CHECK ON IT , AND GET DEPRESSED.

 AT HOME MY NIECE PICKED UP SHOVELS , BROOM , FIREWOOD KINDLING , AND A BAG OF SALT I LEFT OUT IN THE MORNING. SHE WILL TAKE THEM TO THE POCONOS.

 OH , I DRANK COFFEE 2 STRAIGHT DAYS NOW. WHEN I GOT HOME I HAD TO POOP. IT WAS LIKE THE TITANIC. I PUSHED LIKE I WAS GIVING BIRTH. I ACTUALLY GOT NERVOUS I COULD NOT " FREE THE SHIP FROM THE DOCK ".

 CALL THE KIDS AND THEY SEEM TO BE HAVING A BLAST. I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TRULY DOING.

 BOTH KIDS MAKE POSTS FOR THE GOFUNDME AND VENMO PAGES WHICH HAS COME TO A HALT. THEY ARE AFRAID IT LOST SOME MOMENTUM.

 I MADE A MISTAKE AND SHOULD OF FILLED MY GAS CANS TODAY. I HAD THE TIME AND JUST COMPLETELY FORGOT. I DID RE-ARRANGE MY GARAGE AND MOVE THE CARS WITH THE WIPER BLADES OUT. I PREPPED FOR THE STORM.

 THE DOG IN THE SNOW IS HILARIOUS. SHE HAS NO CLUE WHAT TO DO IN THE SNOW....WHEN FIRST GOING OUT. WHEN INSIDE SHE WANTS TO PLAY FULL SPEED.

 AND THE SNOW CAME. I THINK WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE WE GOT ABOUT THE LENGTH OF MY COCK......5 INCHES ( MEASURING FROM UNDER THE BALLS )

 WHEELS WORKS UNTIL 7PM AND THAN MAKES A NICE ROASTED PORK DINNER WITH STUFFING.

 DOWN THE BASEMENT I RE-LAY CARPET TILE , FIX SOME POOL STICKS , ADJUST 2 RADIATORS , FIX THE TV , AND WATCH THE MOVIE THE SHAPE OF WATER. THE MOVIE WAS EH TO OKAY. IT WAS KINDA LIKE THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON MEETS CINDERELLA.

 WE CALL THE KIDS TO CHECK UP AGAIN. AT 8PM THEY SAID AROUND 8 INCHES HAVE FALLEN. THE SNOW WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL MORNING.

 WE WATCH 2 MORE EPISODES OF PEAKY BLINDERS. AGAIN , VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

 ONE THING ABOUT A MAJOR SNOW STORM. I WILL NOT MISS SHOVELING THE NAIL.

 OFF TO BED. JESUS I HOPE I SLEEP BETTER.

 MY YOUNGEST IS SHOWERING WHILE I AM BRUSHING MY TEETH. WE HAVE A HIDDEN SHOWER STALL SO PRIVACY IS 100%. I FINISH UP AND SAY I WILL CLOSE THE DOOR AND SHE CAN LOCK IT IF SHE LIKES. MY YOUNGEST RESPONDS , " OKAY ". AS SOON AS I AM ABOUT TO LEAVE MY COUSIN " T " ENTERS AND GOES RIGHT IN THE SHOWER NAKED. MY DAUGHTER IS HUMILIATED AND VERY QUICKLY WALKS BY HIM WITH HER HEAD DOWN. I GIVE HER AN EXTRA TOWEL AND THAN TURN TO MY COUSIN. I YELL AT HIM , "' WHAT ARE YOU FUCKING THINKING ? " HE JUST GIGGLES AS IF NOTHING. I AM PISSED AND OUR YOUNGEST IS DOWNRIGHT EMBARRASSED AND FURIOUS. I FEEL SO BAD FOR HER.  I LEAVE HER ALONE WHILE SHE IS UPSET IN HER BEDROOM. I YELL AT MY COUSIN TO GET OUT..................dream ends.

  THURSDAY      12 - 17 - 20

 I'M SORRY........HE'S DEAD.

 IN MY FAMILY THERE IS NO PITY FOR PAIN.

 AT 5:45AM I BEGIN SHOVELING OUR WALKWAYS AND PATIO. BY 6:15AM I START MY HEAVY LARGE SNOW BLOWER. THIS IS WHERE IT GETS FUN.....AND BY FUN , I MEAN ALMOST HAVING A HEART ATTACK.

 NOW , 2 MONTHS AGO I TEST STARTED THE SNOW BLOWER TO PREPARE FOR A SNOW STORM. IT WORKED PERFECT. THE ONLY THING THAT BOTHERED ME WAS THE WHEELS LOCKING UP WHEN THE MACHINE WAS OFF. OK , NO BIG DEAL. I HAVE AN ELECTRIC START AND ONCE RUNNING THE WHEELS MOVED IN FORWARD AND REVERSE. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR AT LEAST 5 YEARS.

 I START THE ENGINE IN MY GARAGE AND BEGIN TO MAKE ONE PLOW LINE DOWN TO OUR STREET. I DECIDE TO DO THE FURTHEST PROPERTY FIRST WHICH IS OUR RENTAL. THE MACHINE RUNS ABOUT A HALF BLOCK AND THE WHEELS LOCK. I MESS WITH THE PROPELLING GAUGES AND THE WHEELS UNLOCK. I THINK TO MYSELF , " SHOULD I RETURN TO THE GARAGE OR TAKE A CHANCE AND KEEP ROLLING TOWARDS OUR RENTAL PROPERTY ? "

 I CONTINUE TOWARDS THE PROPERTY AND WHEN I JUST GET TO THEIR DRIVEWAY.....THE WHEELS LOCK UP AGAIN. I SPEND ABOUT 10 MINUTES MOVING THE ENGAGING LEVER , TILTING THE MACHINE UP AND LETTING IT SLAM DOWN ON THE STREET , AND KICKING IT. NONE OF THESES WORKED. YES , PICTURE A FAT GUY KICKING HIS SNOW BLOWER ON A SNOWY STREET AT 6:30 IN THE MORNING. NOW , HOW THE " F " DO I GET A 300 POUND MACHINE BACK TO MY GARAGE WITH LOCKED WHEELS ? I'LL TELL YOU...............YOU DRAG IT.

  OH.....MY......GOD.

 SO , I HAD 2 METHODS OF DRAGGING THIS SUPER HEAVY MACHINE. ONE - I TURN AROUND AND GRAB THE HANDLES AND JUST BULL PULL. TWO - FACING THE MACHINE I STRETCH MY ARMS AND PULL BACK. THIS WAS 3 FEET AT A TIME. I DID THESE TWO METHODS ALL THE WAY TO OUR HOUSE AND UP OUR DRIVEWAY HILL AND INTO THE GARAGE. THIS TOOK ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO DRAG. I STOPPED 2 FEET BEFORE THE GARAGE ENTRANCE AND COULD NOT GO ANY MORE. I WAS BREATHING SO HEAVILY I THOUGHT FOR SURE I HAVE A HEART ATTACK. THE FUNNY THING IS I DID NOT CARE IF I DIED. WHEELS WOULD GET 1 MILLION IN INSURANCE MONEY AND NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BILLS. SHE CAN SELL ALL THE PROPERTIES AT WILL AND NOT LIVE WITH ME ANYMORE. I WAS OKAY WITH THAT. ON MY SIDE , I WOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE NAIL , FUND RAISERS , OR BEING FAT.

 I GO INSIDE AND GOOGLE MY PROBLEM OF LOCKED WHEELS. MY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO THE GUY SAYS TILT THE MACHINE ON ITS FRONT , REMOVE THE BACK AND LOWER PANELS , AND GREASE THE SPROCKETS OR ANY MOVING DRIVE PARTS WITH MOTOR OIL.  THIS IS THE QUICKIE FIX. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

 BACK OUTSIDE I PLOW THE RENTAL PROPERTY , 6 NEIGHBORS , AND OUR DRIVEWAY. A LITTLE KID WAVING HIS ARMS LIKE I MADE A FIELD GOAL WAS PRETTY CUTE.  I SHOUTED HIM TO MOVE FROM THE SIDEWALK AND I PLOWED A WHOLE SECTION ABOUT 50 FEET LONG IN 1 MINUTE. IT WOULD OF TAKEN HIM 45 MINUTES. I ALSO HELPED PEOPLE DIGGING OUT THEIR VEHICLES.

BY 8:30AM I AM SPENT.

  I STORE THE MACHINE AND HEAD TO A BATHROOM JOB WHERE I AM HELPING FAMILY. I AM EXHAUSTED.  WE BEGIN THE DAY INSTALLING A TOILET FLANGE ( VERY TOUGH ) , BATHROOM MIRROR , BATHROOM LIGHT FIXTURE , A GARBAGE DISPOSAL , SPACKLING , AND A MAJOR MAJOR CLEAN UP OF A 1,000 TOOLS.

 I HATE STEPS. I WENT UP AND DOWN STEPS CARRYING HEAVY TOOLS AND MACHINES TO THE STREET WHERE A FAMILY MEMBER LOADED THEM IN HIS TRUCK. I WAS SO TIRED AND ACHING FROM PULLING THE SNOW BLOWER I COULD BARELY GET UP THE STEPS. MY KNEES SCREAMED IN PAIN AS I MOVED SLOWER THAN A MAN A 100 YEARS OLD.

  AFTER I DID A MAJOR TEAR-OUT ON SATURDAY , PULLED A FUCKING SNOW BLOWER BACKWARDS WITH LOCKED WHEELS A BLOCK AND HALF , AND HELPED INSTALL BATHROOM FOR A WEEK. MY BODY HAD ENOUGH.....BUT NOT QUITE.

 WE SAY OUR GOODBYES AND A FAMILY MEMBER HANDS ME AN ENVELOPE WITH SOME CASH. IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED SINCE I HAVE NO JOB AND COMPLETELY HUMILIATED SINCE THE NAIL HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR 10 MONTHS. YEP.......ZERO MONEY COMING IN SO A LITTLE CASH WAS VERY APPRECIATED.

 SPEAKING OF THE NAIL. THE GOFUNDME PAGE CONTINUES OR VENMO AT SAVE THENAIL2020.

 I ROLL OUT AND OF COURSE STOP AT THE NAIL. MY NEIGHBOR DID NOT PLOW THE BACK LOT WHICH HE COULD OF DONE IN 5 MINUTES. I HAVE 4 WHEEL DRIVE SO I WENT IN. I SHOVELED THE FRONT AND SIDEWALK WITH JUST ONE ROW. NOT DOING MY NEIGHBORS SIDE AND ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS. OH , MY ONE AND ONLY SHOVEL BROKE SO I HAD TO FIX IT.

  OH , ONE MORE THING......MY MAIN HEAT DID NOT TURN ON. OF COURSE IT DIDN'T.

 HEAD HOME COMPLETELY OVER EXHAUSTED NOW. I TAKE A NAP WITH THE PUP FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. MY CELL PHONE CONTINUALLY GOES OFF.

 MY YOUNGEST TELLS ME OUR DRIVEWAY IN THE POCONOS HAS NOT BEEN PLOWED YET. I TRY CALLING OUR PLOWER 20 TIMES. FINALLY A WOMAN ANSWERS. SHE SAYS , " SORRY , I WAS NOT ANSWERING BECAUSE I DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE NUMBER. " REALLY ? SOMEONE IS TRYING TO CALL YOU AFTER A SNOW STORM 20 TIMES IN  A ROW........WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK IT IS ???!!????!!!! YOUR HUSBAND HAS BEEN PLOWING OUR DRIVEWAY FOR 20 FUCKING YEARS !!!

 ANYWAY , I ASK THE WOMAN , " SORRY TO BOTHER YOU BUT IS ALAN THERE ? MY NAME IS CHRIS AND HE HAS BEEN PLOWING OUR DRIVEWAY FOR 20 YEARS. I AM TRYING TO GET AN E.T.A. OF HIS ARRIVAL SINCE MY KIDS ARE THERE. SHE RESPONDS , " OH , I'M SORRY. ALAN DIED. "

  I INSTANTLY FIND ANOTHER SNOW PLOWING COMPANY ON OUR HICKORY HILLS FACEBOOK PAGE. THIS LADY WAS SMART AND PROMOTED IT THERE. SHE RESPONDED QUICKLY AND ANSWERED HER PHONE. SHE WILL GET SOME GOOD BUSINESS. WE TEXTED BACK AND FORTH AND SHE TOLD ME HER HUSBAND SHOULD BE THERE TONIGHT.....HE NEVER SHOWED.

 MY KIDS AND FRIENDS SHOVEL OUT THE PATHWAY TO THE STREET. OH.....MY....GOD. ALL THE WAY TO THE STREET THEY SHOVELED 18 INCHES OF SNOW. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. WHY NOT DO THE DRIVEWAY IF EXPENDING THAT MUCH ENERGY ?  IT MADE ZERO SENSE TO SHOVEL A ROAD THAT WAS NOT OUR PROPERTY.

 I HAVE A NICE MEAL WITH WHEELS AND CHILL. WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF PEAKY BLINDERS. BOTH WERE EXCELLENT. THIS TV SERIES IS NOW IN MY TOP 5 OF ALL TIME. THE ONLY THING I STILL DON'T LIKE IS NETFLIX USES THE WOMAN ACTOR FROM THE QUEENS GAMBIT. SHE IS SUPER POPULAR AND IN PEAKY BLINDERS. WE ARE IN SEASON 4 AND STILL HAVE NOT SEEN THIS ACTRESS. WHAT AN SNEAKY WAY TO MAKE MANY MORE PEOPLE WATCH.

 OFF TO BED TAKING ADVIL 3 TIMES TODAY.

 OH , I CALL MY PARENTS AND NO ONE HAS SHOVELED THEIR DRIVEWAY. GEE......I WONDER WHO WILL DO IT ?

  FRIDAY        12 - 18 - 20

 I AM HOPING KARMA WILL HELP.........

 PLACE A LIQUOR ORDER. I USE A GOVERNMENT PORTAL CALLED L.O.O.P. IT IS QUICK AND SAVES US ABOUT $30 PER SMALL ORDER. OVER 23 YEARS OF ORDERING BOOZE WE HAVE SAVED CLOSE TO A HALF MILLION DOLLARS...........GIVE OR TAKE A 100K.

 I DECIDE TO PREP MY TRAILER AND SNOW BLOWER. THIS TAKES SOME TIME. I DRIVE TO THE GAS STATION AND THE PRICES SKYROCKETED TO $2.67 A GALLON.....BLOW. I FILL UP 2 GAS CANS AND OUR CAR.

 BACK HOME I POSITION THE TRAILER BEHIND MY JEEP. I PRE-DRILL TWO LONG BOARDS TO ROLL THE MACHINE ONTO THE TRAILER. IN THE MEAN TIME I RUN THE SNOW BLOWER TO USE UP THE OLD GAS. THE ENGINE IS DEFINITELY LABORING. I POUR NEW GAS INTO THE TANK AND START THE ENGINE. IT STILL IS NOT RUNNING A 100% BUT I GO FOR IT ANYWAY. I ENGAGE " FORWARD " AND THE HEAVY MACHINE ROLLS RIGHT UP AND INTO THE TRAILER. THE 2 BOARDS WORKED PERFECTLY AFTER I SCREWED THEM IN PLACE.

 I REMOVE THE BOARDS , PUT BACK THE TRAILER TAILGATE , BUNGEE THE MACHINE IN PLACE , PLACE A CAN OF GAS IN MY FRONT BASKET , CONNECT ALL WIRING & HITCH , AND HEAD TO THE BATHROOM JOB.

 AT THE FAMILY JOB WE OFFER TO PAINT ALONG WITH FINISHING OTHER THINGS LIKE SETTING A TOILET , GROUTING , INSTALLING A SHOWER CURTAIN ROD , HANGING PICTURES , CAULKING , RE-HANGING AN UNBELIEVABLY HEAVY DOOR , CLEANING UP , AND MORE.

 TWICE AND SOMETIMES 3 TIMES WE PAINTED ALL WALLS , CEILING , DOOR & WINDOW TRIM , A RADIATOR COVER , AND WINDOW SILL. WHAT TOTALLY SUCKED WAS I MUST HAVE LEANED ON WET PAINT SOMEWHERE AND A WHOLE SIDE OF MY NEW RUSTY NAIL SHIRT GOT SPLOOGED WITH PAINT. I WAS SO PISSED I WORE THIS SHIRT TO WORK. I DID NOT THINK I WAS PAINTING.

 I HEAD TO MY PARENTS HOUSE. NO ONE DID THEIR DRIVEWAY YET.  SO......HERE IS WHERE KARMA COMES IN. THE TALES IN ORDER :

 - UNLOAD SNOW BLOWER FROM THE TRAILER.

 - A FAMILY MEMBER STOPS OVER TO HELP. HE SHOVELS SOME AREAS AND REMOVES SNOW FROM THEIR CAR.

 - I PLOW THE DRIVEWAY AND STREET AREA TO PARK 2 CARS. THE MACHINE IS WORKING SEMI-GOOD. I GET ABOUT HALF DONE.

 -  I NOTICE A HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP TRUCK CAN NOT GET BY A FAMILY MEMBER'S TRUCK. I TILT IN THE MIRROR BUT THE TOWNSHIP TRUCK IS SLIDING.

 - WE MOVE THE FAMILY TRUCK BUT THE TOWNSHIP WORKER STILL IS SLIPPING AND NOW TOWARDS A PARKED CAR. HE IS JUST INCHES AWAY FROM HITTING IT.

 - I KNOCK ON THE NEIGHBORS DOOR. A WOMAN ANSWERS AND I TELL HER THE SITUATION. I ALSO THANK HER FOR HER HUSBAND SHOVELS MY PARENTS WALKWAY EVERY YEAR.

 - THE WOMAN IS UNCOMFORTABLE MOVING HER DAUGHTER'S CAR SO SHE ASKS ME. I GET IN THE CAR AND FLIP IT AROUND. I DRIVE THE VEHICLE AROUND THE BLOCK AND PARK IT DOWN HILL. I TOSS THE KEYS TO THE WOMAN AND SHE THANKS ME. I ASK HER IF HER DAUGHTER IS A PIECE OF ASS.

 - WE FINISH PLOWING AND I LOAD THE BLOWER BACK ON THE TRAILER. I FRICKIN' LOVE THIS TRAILER.

 WE WAVE GOODBYE AND I HEAD HOME. I GO BY THE NAIL BUT DECIDE " F " IT .....I AM NOT GOING TO PLOW THE BACK LOT OR FRONT WALKWAYS OF MY NEIGHBORS......LIKE I'VE DONE FOR YEARS.

 OH , LATER I GET A TEXT FROM A FAMILY MEMBER WHO STOPPED BY MY PARENTS HOUSE TO SHOVEL. HE THANKED ME FOR DOING IT AND SAID , " WELL , MY HEART WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE TO COME OVER. " I RE-TEXTED , " NEXT TIME HAVE YOUR HEART SHOW UP EARLIER. "

 AT HOME I STORE THE TRAILER AND PLOW OUR DRIVEWAY MORE.

 INSIDE I CHECK MY EMAILS. DELCO STRONG CONTACTED ME THAT WE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A SMALL GRANT FROM THEM. I CAN NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE THEIR PORTAL. WE GO BACK AND FORTH 4 TIMES WITH EMAILS AND I STILL DON'T KNOW HOW TO " JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE EASY 3 YEAR OLD INSTRUCTIONS ON THEIR WEBSITE. "

 RENTER AND HER KIDS HAVE TO QUARANTINE FOR 2 WEEKS SINCE A STUDENT AT THEIR SCHOOL TESTED POSITIVE. I ALSO HEARD A VERY CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER TESTED POSITIVE.

 I SCHEDULE A RENTAL INSPECTION 3 WEEKS FROM NOW. I TOLD THE TOWNSHIP WORKER OUR RENTER IS QUARANTINING.

 A NEIGHBOR DROPS OFF A HOME MADE FLOWER BOUQUET AS A THANK YOU FOR ME PLOWING HER..............................DRIVEWAY.

 A FAMILY MEMBER STOPS BY TO SAY HI.

 WHEELS GOES TO BANK , EYE GLASS DOCTOR , AND LIQUOR STORE. I STAY AT HOME AND WATCH PORN.

 I TRY TO NAP BUT CAN'T. TALK TO MY KIDS ABOUT 2 BANDS PERFORMING FOR THE NAIL SATURDAY. THE BAND BRISTOLTOOTH WILL PLAY FROM HOME STREAMING ON INSTAGRAM AT 2PM. THE ACT DOMINO WILL PERFORM AT THE NAIL AT 3PM STREAMING ON YOUTUBE. THE KIDS SET UP A VERY NICE EVENT PAGE. IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO CARES.

 OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE DRIVEWAY GETS PLOWED. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS GETTING YOUNG KIDS UP AT THE SUPER EARLY HOUR OF 11AM. THE PLOW GUY DID WAIT FOR THEM TO MOVE A CAR. I CALLED 4 DIFFERENT NUMBERS INCLUDING AN OLD FRIEND OF MY ELDEST BY MISTAKE. IT WAS ACTUALLY GOOD TO TALK TO HER FOR A MINUTE.

 KIDS SEND US PICTURES OF AN IGLOO THEY MADE AND WERE INSIDE OF AND A SNOWMAN.

 WHEELS VENMOS THE PLOW COMPANY. I TEXT WITH THE WOMAN. THE COST WAS $70 THIS TIME. FOR THE FUTURE ANY SNOW OVER 6 INCHES WILL BE $80. ANY SNOW UNDER 6 INCHES WILL BE $50. I AM HOPING FUTURE SNOWS WILL BE UNDER 6 INCHES......................JUST LIKE MY PENIS.

 I INSTALL A SHOWER HEAD. THE ONE WE HAD LOOKED LIKE IT WAS SHIT OUT OF AN ELEPHANTS ASS AND THAN RUSTED IN THE RAIN FOR 5 YEARS.

  I SOAKED MY NAIL SHIRT IN A BUCKET OF GASOLINE TO TRY TO SALVAGE IT. I LEFT IT IN MY GARAGE.

 I THINK ABOUT SURPRISING OUR KIDS AND NEPHEW  AT THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE AND MAYBE ORDERING THEM DINNER. I DECIDE NOT TOO BUT THEY CALL WHILE I WAS NAPPING. WHEELS ORDERS THEM CHINESE. WE HAVE ZERO MONEY AND SPEND LIKE WATER.

 I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOP THE MUSIC ACT TOMORROW. I SET UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON THE STAGE AND CHANGE THE MARQUEE SIGN IN THE 3 FEET OF PLOWED SNOW AGAINST US. I ALSO SALT THE SMALL LINES I SHOVELED. AGAIN......" F " THE NEIGHBORS.

 INSIDE I SET UP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON OUR STAGE. THE FIRST STRING OF LIGHTS I CAREFULLY AND SLOWLY TAPED TO THE LEDGE OF THE STAGE. IT TAKES ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO RUN THE LIGHTS ALL THE WAY AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE STAGE. I PLUG IT IN.....AND THEY DON'T WORK.

 I SET UP A SMALL CHRISTMAS TREE , WREATH , AND MORE LIGHTS. I SEND PICTURES TO THE KIDS. THEY LOVE IT. THE ACT COMING IN TOMORROW IS A FRIEND OF THEIRS AND HELPING US.

 OVER 140 PEOPLE HAVE DONATED TO OUR CAUSE. OVER 1200 SHARES TOO. IT IS SO EMBARRASSING.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH 3 MORE EPISODES OF PEAKY BLINDERS. I FALL ASLEEP ON THE 3RD ONE. ALL WERE EXCELLENT. I JUST CAN'T STAY UP PAST 10PM ANYMORE. I GUESS SLEEPING 2 HOURS A NIGHT AND STARTING MY DAY AT 3AM IS THE REASON. OH , IT'S 3:45AM NOW.

   SATURDAY     12 - 19 - 20

 MUST THANK THE BAND BRISTOLTOOTH FOR PERFORMING A HOME STREAM TODAY AT 2PM. THE GUYS WERE REALLY FUN AND DONATED TIME TO OUR GOFUNDME PAGE. I WATCHED THE WHOLE STREAM ON INSTAGRAM AND IT WAS SUPER COOL.

 AT THE NAIL I MET DOMINO , HIS SOUND MAN , AND A FRIEND. THEY DID A LIVE STREAM VIA YOUTUBE FOR OUR GOFUNDME PAGE AND VENMO AT SAVETHENAIL2020. I WATCHED THEM LIVE AND ON MY PHONE. I ALSO STEPPED IN AND MADE A THANK YOU SPEECH. THIS TIME I DID NOT CRY. IT WAS NICE BOTH MY KIDS IMMEDIATELY TEXTED ME , " THAT WAS GREAT !!! LOVE YOU !! "  YEP....THAT'S WHAT FAMILY DOES. THIS WAS FUN AND AGAIN THEY WERE SUPER POLITE AND THE BACK UP DANCERS WERE HILARIOUS DANCING IN UNISON  !!

 BACK HOME I REMOVED THE WATER SAVER FROM SHOWER HEAD. I SHOWERED TODAY AND THOUGHT THE WATER PRESSURE WAS JUST A BIT TOO SLOW. WE WILL SEE NEXT TIME I SHOWER.....IN ABOUT A WEEK.

 FAMILY MEMBER CALLS TO THANK ME FOR WORKING AT HIS HOME. THIS WAS APPRECIATED. A PIZZA WOULD OF BEEN BETTER.

 FOUND OUT A FAMILY MEMBER AND ALL HIS CO-WORKERS CONTRACTED COVID-19. THIS IS SCARY STUFF.

 YOUNGEST AND NIECE ARRIVE HOME SAFELY FROM THE POCONOS. THEY SAID THEY HAD A GOOD TIME. LATER I CALLED OUR ELDEST TO GET AN UPDATE TOO. SHE SAID , " WE HAD ALOTTA FUN AND LAUGHED DURING THIS TV GAME.....WHICH HAPPENS TO ME MY FAVORITE TV SHOW. EVERY FUNNY ANSWER WE WOULD DRINK. " I REPLIED , " DRINK ?HMMMMMMM...... SO WHAT DID ' N ' , ' E ' , AND ' M ' DRINK ? ( ALL OF THEM UNDER 21 ). OUR ELDEST PAUSES FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS AND SAYS , " WATER ? "

 PLAYED WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE. SHE NOW LOVES RUNNING AND JUMPING IN THE SNOW. IT IS PRETTY HILARIOUS TO WATCH.

 WATCHED PENN STATE WIN THEIR 4TH STRAIGHT GAME. UNFORTUNATELY , THEY LOST THEIR FIRST 5 GAMES.

  WATCHED 3 EPISODES TO FINISH SEASON 2 OF THE MANDALORIAN. SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLODED ON THE FINALE SO I WANTED TO SEE. OKAY , IF YOU'RE A HALF STAR WARS FAN YOU WILL REALLY LIKE THIS FINALE. IF YOU'RE A BIG STAR WARS FAN YOU WILL SCREAM , " OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !! OH MY GOD !!  "  MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.

 SOME FAMILY COMES OVER AND WE CHILL. WE PLAY A FUN GAME CALLED QUIP LASH. EVERYONE USES THEIR CELL PHONES AND OUR TV IN THE MAIN ROOM. IT IS A Q & A THING. WHOEVER GETS THE MOST LIKED ANSWERS TO THE MODERATOR'S QUESTIONS WINS. JUST LET ME SAY ANY ANSWERS WITH THE WORDS , " ASS , BALLS , AND TITS " WOULD WIN ALOT. IT WAS FUN.

  SUNDAY      12 - 20 - 20

 PHASE 2.................

  FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN.  SOMETIMES IT IS FUN JUST TO DRIVE TO THESE PRETTY COOL NEIGHBORHOODS. WHEELS AND I PICKED UP A 4 FOOT SHOP LIGHT FOR OUR GARAGE AND A BRAND NEW TV MOUNT STILL IN THE BOX. BOTH WERE FREE....WHICH MAKES IT FUN TOO.

 ELDEST HAS SOME FRIENDS VISIT HER. ANOTHER NAIL BARTENDER WHO I REALLY LIKE AND IS A GOOD PERSON. I WAS HAPPY HER AND HER SISTER ARRIVED. BOTH GOOD PEOPLE.

 TODAY I SPENT 4 HOURS CONTACTING OVER 120 BANDS OFFERING TO HELP THE NAIL WITH LIVE STREAMING SHOWS. A 120 BANDS ?!!!!!!......ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ??!!! SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO HELP SAVE THE NAIL.  MY FACEBOOK MESSAGING AND CELL PHONE TEXTING WAS NON-STOP GOING OFF FOR NEARLY 2 HOURS. PROMOTERS AND PROMOTION COMPANIES HAVE ALSO CONTACTED ME. I NEVER HEARD MY PHONE GO OFF NON-STOP FOR 2 STRAIGHT HOURS BEFORE. ALL PEOPLE WANTING TO HELP. IT WAS PRETTY DAMN COOL.

 ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE TOMORROW ON BANDS PLAYING. WE ARE TRYING TO DO AT LEAST ONE STREAM A WEEK. ONE ANNOUNCEMENT COULD BE VERY COOL.

 EAGLES SUCKED US IN AGAIN. THE YOUNG QB HURTS STEPPED UP WITH A SUPER SOLID GAME BUT THE TEAM CAME UP SHORT IN THE END. AT LEAST WE GOT TO CHEER AT SOME POINTS OF THE GAME. THE LOSS SUCKS AND IT STILL IS A LOSS. WITH 2 GAMES LEFT BELIEVE IT OR NOT WE CAN STILL WIN THE DIVISION WHICH IS LAUGHABLE. EVERY TEAM IN THE NFC NEEDS TO LOSE THEIR 2 REMAINING GAMES WHILE WE NEED TO WIN OUR 2 REMAINING GAMES. THE FUNNY THING IS.....OUT OF THE WHOLE SCENARIO IT IS DOABLE WITH ONLY ONE GLITCH. THE 4-10 PANTHERS MUST BEAT WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK.

  WE TALK TO OUR KIDS AGAIN. OUR YOUNGEST DID A FAVOR FOR THE ARTIST DOMINO WHO JUST STREAMED LIVE AT THE NAIL. SHE MADE HIM A COVER ART FOR HIS NEW RELEASE ALBUM.

 ELDEST DID NOT WANT TO TALK MUCH. THIS MEANS.........SHE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 3 EPISODES OF PEAKY.....FUCKING.....BLINDERS !!!!  ALL EPISODES ARE VERY GOOD WITH SEASON 4 FINALE BEING EXCELLENT.

    MONDAY     12 - 21 - 20

 OVER 1300 SHARES FOR OUR GOFUNDME PAGE. OVER 150 DONATORS. AND NOW...........I CONTACTED OVER 120 BANDS AND NOW HAVE TO GET A BOOKING CALENDAR BECAUSE OF THE BANDS POURING IN TO HELP AND SCHEDULE STREAMING SHOWS.  I HAVE NOT BOOKED BANDS SINCE MARCH 15TH.  THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME IN ALMOST 10 MONTHS I SAW A DIMMER OF LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

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 IS THIS WRONG ? -- A FAMILY MEMBER MADE A SIGNIFICANT DONATION TOWARDS OUR GOFUNDME PAGE. I FOUND OUT HE HAS COVID SO I CALLED HIM. THE FIRST THING I SAID WAS , " CAN YOU MAKE ANOTHER DONATION NOW JUST IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS ? "

  STORED OUR NEW TV MOUNT IN THE BASEMENT.

 OUTSIDE I PLAYED WITH THE PUP AND INSTALLED THE " NEW " 4' SHOP LIGHT IN THE GARAGE. IT CAME OUT NICE.

 SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR MESSAGING WITH 2 TECHS ABOUT HOW TO LIVE STREAM. SOME WAS INFORMATIVE.....MOST I HAD NO CLUE. MY YOUNGEST AND I DID A TEST WITH MY CELL PHONE AND USING FACEBOOK LIVE. IT SEEMED TO STREAM NICELY. WHAT WE DID WAS SET UP MY PHONE IN THE BASEMENT. THE TV WAS ON WITH NO SOUND BUT WE PLAYED THE RADIO VERY LOUDLY. I WENT UPSTAIRS AND USED MY LAPTOP TO ACCESS THE TEST STREAM. IT WORKED DAMN GOOD.

 I WILL START ANNOUNCING BANDS VERY SOON. I AM OVERWHELMED ON ACTS LINING UP TO HELP. I ALWAYS FEEL I AM DOING THIS ON MY OWN WHICH IS LIFE BUT IT DOES SUCK. BUT , WHEN OTHER PEOPLE HELP IT TAKES SOME WEIGHT OFF MY SHOULDERS. I AM ALREADY STRESSED OUT WITH MONEY BEING SO DAMN TIGHT.

 ONE OF MY FAVORITE TIMES IS BEING WITH MY YOUNGEST. I TOLD HER SHE CALMS ME WITH HER NATURAL DISPOSITION AND DEMEANOR. WE TRAVELED TO MICHAELS IN KING OF PRUSSIA SO SHE COULD BUY SOME SUPPLIES FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER FRIENDS. ONE GUY HAD A CHRISTMAS MASK ON THAT HAD BLINKING LIGHTS.....KINDA COOL.

 DROVE BY A CHICK-FIL-A. OH MY GOD.....PACKED. WE WERE GONG TO GET A GIFT CARD.

 WE TAKE A RIDE TO A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOUSE. HE LENDS US A TRIPOD. WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT 2 FAMILY MEMBERS GETTING COVID.

 WE STOP AT THE NAIL TO LOOK FOR TRIPODS I KNOW WE HAVE. AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE I REMEMBERED. WE FOUND 3 MORE. I ALSO MADE CHICKEN WINGS FOR OUR YOUNGEST. MAN DID THEY SMELL AWESOME.

 BACK HOME I SPEND MORE TIME MESSAGING WITH BANDS AND ACTS.

 TALK TO OUR ELDEST IN THE POCONOS. SHE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH THE TWINS. I REALLY LIKE THESE FRIENDS.

 SETTLE IN AND WATCH SOME TV. TONIGHT WE TRIED A NEW SHOW CALLED FARGO WITH BILLY BOB THORNTON. IT WAS VERY GOOD. OF COURSE , WE WATCH 2 MORE EPISODES OF PEAKY BLINDERS. THEY WERE GOOD AND GUESS WHAT ?.....THE ACTRESS FROM THE QUEENS GAMBIT WAS FINALLY IN IT !!!.......AT SEASON 5. THEY USE HER FACE FOR 4 SEASONS.......SNEAKY PEAKY.

  TUESDAY     12 - 22 - 20

 THAT WAS VERY EYE OPENING.................

 START MORNING DROPPING OFF YOUNGEST AT THE DENTIST TO GET A CRACKED TOOTH FILLED.

 I PICK HER UP WITH THE PUPPY AND WE DRIVE TO THE VET. OUR PUP HAD HER ANNUAL CHECK-UP. WHAT WAS VERY COOL IS A FRIEND OF OURS IS ONE OF THE MAIN DOCTORS AT THE VET HOSPITAL. HE CHECKED ON MAZE WHILE GIVING US A TUTORIAL ABOUT THE PANDEMIC. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY EYE OPENING. HE SPECIFICALLY STUDIED VIRUSES AND SUCH FOR 8 YEARS. HE BELIEVES THE CORONA VIRUS SHOULD NOT BE CLASSIFIED AS A PANDEMIC. THIS WAS STRICTLY A SCIENCE OPINION. HE BELIEVES THE NUMBERS ARE SKEWED LIKE 200K DEATHS FROM THE VIRUS. HE BELIEVES IT IS CLOSER TO 60K. EXAMPLE - IF A PERSON DIES IN A CAR CRASH AND THEY HAVE COVID. THE CORONER WOULD SAY THAT PERSON DIED OF COVID-19. WE DID HERE THIS MANY TIMES FROM NURSE FRIENDS OF OURS.

 HE WENT ON TO COMPARE OTHER PANDEMIC VIRUSES TO CORONA. A TOTAL OF 13 WERE CLASSIFIED. HE ALSO SAID ONCE A VIRUS IS OUT QUARANTINING WOULD NOT HELP. HE EXPLAINED ALOT MORE AND I FORGOT PROBABLY 75% OF IT. IN THE END , I ASKED HIM ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER WITH THEIR FAMILIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. LIKE....WHAT WOULD HE DO ? HE SAID , " ANYONE OVER 65 WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS SHOULD NOT ATTEND. ANYONE UNDER 65 I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH. " IT WAS QUITE INFORMATIVE AND SEVERAL TIMES HE STOPPED HIMSELF BUT I KEPT ASKING HIM QUESTIONS TO CONTINUE.

 SPEAKING OF NURSES. WHEELS TALKED TO A TOP NURSE FRIEND TODAY. SHE SAID THEY ARE PACKED AT HER 2 HOSPITALS. MOST PEOPLE SURVIVE THOUGH SOME DIE. IF ANYONE DOES NOT BELIEVE THIS THEY SHOULD TALK TO HER.

 IN THE LAST 24 HOURS I BOOKED 13 BANDS TO DO A LIVE STREAM WHETHER AT HOME , IN STUDIO , OR AT THE NAIL. I ACTUALLY UPDATED OUR BAND SCHEDULE PAGE ON THIS SITE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH 15TH.

 CHRISTMAS EVE AT 8PM WILL BE THE BAND MERCY. THE THEME OF THE NIGHT....." HAVE A VERY MERCY CHRISTMAS ".

 SATURDAY STREAMING WILL BE SCOTT McCLATCHY. A LONG TIME MUSICIAN AND FAN OF THE NAIL. HE PLAYED IN THE VERY POPULAR BAND THE STAND.

 A COOL STORY - AFTER HIS WEDDING HE STOPPED DOWN AT THE NAIL WITH HIS WIFE. HIS BAND MATES WERE THERE SO THEY TOOK OVER THE NAIL AND PLAYED WITH HIS BAND THE STAND. HE ALSO KNOWS AND MET THE ACTRESS FROM THE QUEENS GAMBIT. I POSTED ALL OF THIS WITH PICTURES ON FACEBOOK. YES , THE ACTRESS IS IN 2 PICTURES WITH SCOTT....SO JEALOUS.

 HOLLYWOOD HOLBROOK OF THE BAND SOCKO HAS MADE UP TEE SHIRTS THAT SAY " SAVE THE NAIL ". THE GRAPHIC IS OUR MARQUEE. THEY WILL BE $20 AND CAN BE ORDERED NOW.

 SO 100'S OF PEOPLE ARE COMING TOGETHER TO TRY TO HELP AND SAVE THE NAIL. THIS IS PRETTY DAMN COOL. I HOPE IT WORKS.

 I TALKED TO OUR REALTOR TODAY WHO ACTUALLY DONATED TO THE  ( https://gofund.me/c212659d GOFUNDME PAGE. HE TOLD ME ANOTHER BAR OWNER TRYING TO SELL MAY CALL ME ALONG WITH A GOVERNMENT BILL TRYING TO BE PASSED THAT WOULD HELP LIVE MUSIC VENUES. HE ALSO SAID , THOUGH RESIDENTIAL SALES ARE VERY HOT........COMMERCIAL SALES ARE NOT. I DID KNOW THIS WAY BEFORE WE PUT THE NAIL UP FOR SALE. HE ALSO CONFIRMED HOLDING ON TO ANY REAL ESTATE IS ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION.

 I HAVE SAID YES AGAIN TO HELP A FAMILY MEMBER OUT IN NEW JERSEY TOMORROW.

 SPEAKING OF FAMILY. SOME MEMBERS WERE EXPOSED TO COIVD-19 SO THEY CANCELED VISITING MY PARENTS ON THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER OF THE 7 FISHES. MY DAD CALLED ME TO FILL IN WITH OUR FAMILY. WE DECLINED........PLUS MY DAUGHTER AND I WILL BE AT THE NAIL CHRISTMAS EVE TO DO A LIVE STREAM WITH THE BAND MERCY.

 YOUNGEST GOES TO A SECRET SANTA GATHERING WITH HER FRIENDS.

 I SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP. THE DOG JUST CRACKS ME UP.

 WE TALK TO OUR ELDEST STILL IN THE POCONOS. IT IS SO TOUGH TO LEAVE THERE.

 WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF PEAKY BLINDERS. AGAIN...........VERY GOOD.

 YOU KNOW WHAT TOTALLY SUCKS AND GETS ME PISSED ABOUT SLEEPING ?.....I'LL TELL YOU. I GO TO BED AROUND 10:30PM.  I WAKE UP AND FEEL POSITIVE IT IS CLOSE TO SUNRISE.....IT WAS 11:30PM.

 I GOT SO DAMN ANGRY. I FOUGHT GOING BACK TO SLEEP UNTIL 4:30AM AND JUST FINALLY GOT UP. MAN THIS BLOWS.

 I MADE OUR PROPERTIES PAGE ALMOST 95% PERCENT IN WHITE WRITING SO ONE PERSON WOULD NOT BE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CONFUSED WITH COLORS.

  WEDNESDAY    12 - 23 - 20

 OFF TO NEW JERSEY. A 2 HOUR JOB TURNED INTO 4 HOURS. A 45 MINUTE DRIVE TO THE JOB AND A 75 MINUTE DRIVE BACK HOME. THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS IT WAS 50 DEGREES.....THOUGH WE WERE IN THE SHADE.

 CHRISTMAS EVE LIVE STREAMING CONCERT WITH THE BAND MERCY AT THE NAIL. WE WILL BE SELLING $5 PBR POUNDER SIX PACKS AND STOCKING STUFFERS.

 SATURDAY - SCOTT McCLATCHY OF THE BAND THE STAND AT 4PM LIVE STREAMING.

 I THOUGHT FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRUCK AGAIN. THE GUY WAS COOL AND TOLD ME IT WAS FREE FOR A FOLDING TABLE. UNFORTUNATELY , HE IS HORRIBLE WITH MESSAGING AT A TIMELY PACE. I MESSAGE HIM......3 DAYS LATER I GET AN ANSWER. I IMMEDIATELY MESSAGE HIM...........3 DAYS LATER HE RESPOND.

 ELDEST COMES HOME FROM POCONOS. WE HELPED HER UNLOAD THE CAR. IT WAS NICE ALL OF US WERE HOME.

 ALL OF US PLAY WITH THE PUPPY ON MY BED.......A 1,000 LAUGHS.

 ALL OF US WATCH THE MOVIE MULAN. I AM BIAS WITH ASIAN CULTURE TYPE FILMS SO I SAID IT WAS EXCELLENT......HITE !!! ( MY YOUNGEST ASKED ME TO STOP SAYING " HITE !! " THROUGHOUT THE MOVIE. )

 SO MY KIDS TOLD ME THE ANIMATED 1997 VERSION OF MULAN IS WAY BETTER. THEY SAID WE HAD TO WATCH IT. SO , WE STARTED WATCHING IT. I FELL ASLEEP WITHIN 20 MINUTES.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.

  THURSDAY          12 - 24 - 20

 OVERWHELMED WITH EMOTION...............

 CHRISTMAS EVE WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR FOR ALL OF US IN THIS COUNTRY. 

 YOUNGEST SPENDS 14 HOURS WITH A REMARKABLE PAINTING FOR A FRIEND'S MOM. THE MOM HAD HER MOM PASS AWAY THIS PAST YEAR. HER FAVORITE PICTURE WAS A LIGHT HOUSE IN IRELAND. HER SISTER TOOK THE PAINTING SO THE MOM WAS A LITTLE SAD. OUR YOUNGEST PAINTED AN EXACT DUPLICATE OF THE LIGHT HOUSE. IT TRULY IS AMAZING THE SMALL DETAILS AND THE EXTRAORDINARY TALENT THIS KID HAS.

  WE VISIT FAMILY BY STOPPING BY WITH MASKS ON , SOCIAL DISTANCING , TALKING FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES , AND THAT WAS IT. NO BIG GATHERING , NO 7 FISHES , AND NO LAUGHTER THAT ALWAYS FILLED THE ROOM.

 WE FACE TIME A NIECE IN PORTLAND. WE MADE HER AND HER BOYFRIEND LAUGH AT LEAST 20 TIMES.

 BY 7PM MY 2 DAUGHTERS AND I TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL. THEY SET UP EVERYTHING FOR THE LIVE STREAMING CONCERT AND THE WEBSITE FOR COMMENTING , VIEWING , AND SENDING LINKS TO FAMILY & FRIENDS. I WAS ABSOLUTELY BURSTING WITH PRIDE AS THESE KIDS ( NOW ADULTS ) KNEW WHAT TO DO. THE BAND MERSEY PERFORMED A FUND RAISING STREAMING CONCERT. IT WAS A BLAST AS THEY PLAYED ALL OLDIES STUFF FROM BEATLES TO STONES TO ZEPPELIN.

 SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT I PLACE A FINGER UNDER MY EYE AND RAN IT STRAIGHT DOWN TO SIMULATE CRYING. MY GIRLS DID THE SAME THING. THE BAND'S LEAD SINGER PROMOTED THE NAIL FUND RAISER TO NO END. THE WORDS FROM EACH BAND MEMBER WAS HEART WARMING AS THEY TRULY WANT TO HELP. I MEAN IT IS CHRISTMAS EVE AND A BAND IS PLAYING OUR LITTLE DIVE BAR. THIS IS A SACRIFICE I NEVER SAW COMING.

 I HAVE TO GO BACK TO MY KIDS. I STILL SEE THEM AS LITTLE GIRLS THAT I CAN STILL SNUGGLE WITH. THAT IS IN THE PAST AND NOW A NEW FORM OF LOVE WAS CREATED. I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND WHAT THEY WANTED TO SAY. I AM GETTING UPSET JUST WRITING THIS.

  THE RAIN CAME BIG TIME. WE HELPED THE BANDS LOAD UP AND COOKED 3 ORDERS OF WINGS FOR THEM. IT WAS A FUN FUN NIGHT WITH GREAT MUSIC , WONDERFUL PEOPLE , AND THEY EVEN TIPPED OUT MY KIDS FOR HELPING THE STREAMING AND WEBSITES. 

 WE ROLL OUT AND ALL OF US NOTICE THE JEEP CEILING IS LEAKING. I GUESS MY FLEX SEAL SPRAY DID NOT HOLD UP. WE GIGGLED A BIT AND TALKED ABOUT THE NIGHT. HOW MY KIDS GOT SO MATURE SO FAST IS BEYOND ME.

 BACK HOME I HAVE SEVERAL NIGHTCAPS OF CORONA BEERS AND CHILLED SAMBUCA. WE TALKED TO WHEELS AND THE KIDS DID THEIR THING. OF COURSE WE PLAYED WITH THE PUP.

 SPEAKING OF THE PUP. SHE WILL NOT GO OUT IN THE RAIN. WHEELS TRIED ALL NIGHT. I GOT HOME AND PLACING ONE HAND ON HER HARNESS AND MY OTHER HAND ON HER ASS I GENTLY THREW HER OUTSIDE. THE DOG PEED AND CAME BACK IN AS WE CHEERED. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

 ONE MORE PUP STORY - OUR YOUNGEST HELD A TENNIS BALL UNDER A COFFEE TABLE. SHE WOULD PEEK THE BALL OUT JUST A LITTLE SO THE PUP COULD SEE IT. MAN DID THIS DOG GO CRAZY TRYING TO RETRIEVE IT. SHE JUMP AND STRETCH OUT HER FRONT LEGS FULLY TO PULL THE BALL IN. OUR YOUNGEST DID THIS FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND IT WAS SO FUNNY TO WATCH. AGAIN , THIS DOG BRINGS A 100 LAUGHS A DAY.

 OFF TO BED AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I SPILL MY CPAP MACHINE'S WATER. IT GOES ALL OVER AND IN THE TUBE. IT WAS LIKE TAKING OFF A SCUBA MASK UNDER WATER. I WAS SO PISSED. I LAID A TOWEL DOWN AND SLEPT ON IT.

 MERRY CHRISTMAS

  FRIDAY       12 - 25 - 20 ( MERRY CHRISTMAS )

 WHEN YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT IS AN ASSEMBLE OF EAGLES STUFF IN A BASKET WRAPPED IN CELLOPHANE LIKE BOBBLE HEADS , TREE ORNAMENTS , LARGE BLANKET , AND MORE THAT IS PRETTY DAMN COOL. THAN I SAW THE QUARTERBACK BOBBLE HEAD.......DONOVAN MCNABB. I THINK I WAS RE-GIFTED FROM 2009.

 SCOTT McCLATCHY FROM THE BAND THE STAND WILL BE PERFORMING A LIVE STREAM FROM THE NAIL AT 4PM SATURDAY. THIS IS PRETTY COOL. PLUS HE GOT TO MEET ANYA TAYLOR-JOY OF THE QUEENS GAMBIT TV SERIES. I MESSAGED HER TO LISTEN IN.

 IT WAS A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS TO SAY THE LEASE......BUT I KINDA LIKED IT. USUALLY WE ARE RUNNING AROUND IN THE COLD WEATHER VISITING FAMILY BUT TODAY WE JUST CHILLED THE WHOLE DAY.

 I STARTED MY CHRISTMAS MORNING CHECKING THE BASEMENT FROM THE TORRENTIAL RAIN FROM LAST NIGHT. WE GOT WATER IN THE BASEMENT WHICH TOTALLY SUCKED. ABOUT 1 INCH OF WATER ALONG ONE WALL ABOUT 4 FEET OUT. I SPENT ABOUT 1 HOUR CLEANING IT UP , MOVING CARPET TILES , AND RUNNING FANS.

 BY 10AM WE ARE OPENING GIFTS. THE PUP WAS DEFINITELY THE MOST FUN AND SHE WAS INTERESTED IN EVERY CHRISTMAS PAPER WRAPPER AND THAN FINALLY HER GIFT......A PORK BONE. WE SHOULD OF GAVE HER THE PORK BONE FIRST. I KNOW I WILL GIVE WHEELS A PORK BONE LATER.

 IT WAS NICE AS WE PLACED OLD 70'S MUSIC ON THE TV AND OPENED SOME GIFTS.

 WHEELS COOKS FOR 6 HOURS. WE DID THE SHORTENED VERSION OF THE 7 FISHES BY DOING 5. EVERYTHING WAS PRETTY GOOD. A CANDLE LIT DINNER OF SHRIMP SCAMPI OVER PENN PASTA , CLAMS CASINOS , LOBSTER TAILS , CRAB DIP , ICED SHRIMP , BRUSSELS SPROUTS ( NOT MY FAVORITE ) , GARLIC BRAD , COOKIES , AND SOME RED WINE.

 WE WATCH THE MOVIE BLACK BEAUTY ON DISNEY PLUS. IT WAS GOOD. IT WAS TOLD BY " BEAUTY "..............WHEELS CRIED ABOUT 10 TIMES.

 WE TRIED A NEW SERIES RECOMMENDED BY A FAMILY MEMBER WE TALKED TO TODAY. IT WAS CALLED UNORTHODOX. IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 ELDEST NOT FEELING THE BEST VISITS FRIENDS AND SLEEPS OVER. AH.....TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.

 WHEELS PUTS TOGETHER AND NICE 5 FISH CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH DESERTS AND DELIVERS THEM TO OUR NEIGHBOR. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

 YOUNGEST SAYS , " SINCE MOM DID ALL THE COOKING WE SHOULD DO THE DISHES. " THE LOOK ON WHEELS FACE WAS LIKE SHE HIT THE LOTTERY. I DID THE DISHES. IT WAS A VERY FAIR TRADE.

 OFF TO BED.

  THIS IS GOOD. I WAS TIRED AROUND 10:30PM. I WATCHED TV FOR MAYBE 15 MINUTES....ELF AND RIDICULOUSNESS. I TURNED OFF THE TV AND FELL ASLEEP. I WAKE UP AT 11:30PM. ONE FRICKIN' HOUR LATER. I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS MORNING. TECHNICALLY . STILL CHRISTMAS , AND PROBABLY SACRILEGIOUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT BOOK , I SCREAMED OUT , " ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?!?!?!?!!! "

  SATURDAY      12 - 26 - 20

 AN UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS GIFT................

 ANOTHER WONDERFUL LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE BY LOCAL LEGENDARY ROCKER SCOTT McCLATCHY OF THE BAND THE STAND. HERE IS SOME DETAILS :

 - MY YOUNGEST AT I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND GET THE HEAT ON. TO MY SURPRISE OUR MAIN HEAT WORKS. I AM NOW 3 FOR 5 TURNING IT ON. IT WAS NICE TO GET HEAT.

 - AT HOME , REALTOR CALLS AND SAYS A PERSON LIKE TO SEE THE NAIL. HE WANTED TO MEET ME IN 30 MINUTES. I TEXTED BACK MAKE IT 2 HOURS FROM NOW ........BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO TAKE 2 TRIPS. THE PERSPECTIVE BUYER NEVER SHOWED UP OR TEXTED BACK. OOOOOH HOW I FUCKING LOVE NO CALL BACKS.

 - MY YOUNGEST AND I SET UP REALLY COOL ( AND BRIGHT ) L.E.D. LIGHTS ON THE STAGE. THEY ARE SELF STICK SO WE LINED THE LONG STRING COMPLETELY AROUND THE STAGE. IT ALSO FEATURES A REMOTE CONTROL WITH MULTIPLE COLORS AND FEATURES FOR CONTROLLING THE LIGHTS. IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY DAMN COOL.

 - WE REMOVE FROM THE CEILING AN ETHERNET LINE FOR OUR RADIO SHOW. I GAIN ENOUGH LINE TO REACH THE CENTER OF THE ROOM AND CONNECT IT TO HER COMPUTER.  BY USING A DIRECT ETHERNET CORD THE LIVE STREAM WILL GO FASTER THAN USING A WIRELESS CONNECTION.

 - SCOTT ARRIVES AND HE IS SUPER COOL. HE SETS UP AND WE DO A TEST FOR A LIVE STREAM. OUR COMPUTER IS NOT WORKING. THIS IS SERIOUS SO WE TRY TO CALL FAMILY TO HELP BUT NO ANSWER ON HOME OR CELL PHONES.  I ASK MY YOUNGEST WHAT TO DO ? SHE SAYS , " DRIVE HOME AND GET ANOTHER COMPUTER. " I DO 80 MPH HOME AND BACK AND BLEW THROUGH " SAFELY " 2 RED LIGHTS.

 - BACK AT THE NAIL WE SET UP THE COMPUTER AND IT WORKS. MY YOUNGEST SETS UP A LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM ALONG WITH AN INSTAGRAM STREAM. SHE ALSO CONTROLS THE PEOPLE LOGGING IN AND COMMENTS.

 - SCOTT STARTS TO PERFORM AND IT IS AWESOME. HE TELLS STORIES OF THE NAIL TO US ON AND OFF STREAM. THEY ARE GLORIOUS.  PEOPLE , FRIENDS , AND FAMILY LOG-IN TO WATCH.

 - WE SAVE THE VIDEO AND OVER 700 VIEWS ARE WATCHED IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS. THAT IS DOWN RIGHT FUCKING AMAZING !!!

 SOME STORIES BY SCOTT :

 --- HE TEXTED ACTRESS ANYA TAYLOR-JOY OF THE QUEENS GAMBIT SAYING HE USED HER PICTURE TO PROMOTE THIS LIVE STREAM SHOW. FROM ENGLAND SHE REPLIED , " NOT A PROBLEM ......LOL " ( THAT.....IS......FUCKING ,.......SOOOOOOO COOL !!!! )

 --- PLAYING WITH SUPER STAR MUSICIANS LIKE BRUCE HORNSBY. AT THE KIMMEL CENTER IN MARCH BRUCE SAID TO SCOTT , " WE MAY NOT BE PLAYING LIVE SHOWS TOGETHER FOR QUITE A WHILE AND NOT EVEN SHAKE HANDS. ". I GUESS BRUCE KNEW SOMETHING WE DIDN'T.

 --- AFTER HIS WEDDING SCOTT AND HIS WIFE CAME TO THE NAIL. THE BIG DADDY BAND WAS PERFORMING AND HIS BAND THE STAND TOOK OVER. HIS WIFE WAS A " CLOGGER ". SHE SLIGHTLY PULLED UP HER WEDDING DRESS REVEALING COWBOY BOOTS. THEY DANCED ALL NIGHT.

 --- WHEN PERFORMING IN FRANCE SCOTT PLAYED IN FRONT OF 14,000 FANS. WHEN THE ANNOUNCER SAID HIS NAME AND THE CROWD WENT CRAZY A BAND MEMBER TURNED TO SCOTT AND SAID , " IS THERE ANOTHER SCOTT McCLATCHY IN FRANCE ? "

 --- SCOTT'S NEW CD CALLED " SIX OF ONE " IS #7 ON THE EUROPEAN CHARTS. WE WILL BE GIVING SOME OUT WHEN PEOPLE PURCHASE SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS THAT WILL ARRIVE RIGHT BEFORE JANUARY 1ST.

 --- LAST TIME AND JUST RECENTLY SCOTT TOURED IN EUROPE.  HE DECIDED TO TAKE HIS WIFE SO SHE COULD EXPERIENCE THE WHOLE ATMOSPHERE. RIGHT BEFORE GOING ON STAGE A SUPER MODEL SMOKE SHOW VICTORIA SECRET MODEL APPROACHES SCOTT. SHE SLOWLY WALKS TOWARDS AND GETS WITHIN 10 FEET. SHE PULLS UP HER SHIRT TO REVEAL A BELT BUCKLE. ENGRAVED ON THE BELT BUCKLE IS HIS FIRST ALBUM COVER. THE WIFE SAYS , " OH MY GOD I WILL NEVER LIVE THIS DOWN. "

 SCOTT TOLD MORE STORIES ABOUT WHO HE PLAYED WITH AT THE NAIL , HOW HE STARTED HERE WITH HIS BAND THE STAND , MUSICIANS HE IS STILL FRIENDS WITH IN THE BIZ , AND HOW HE GETS TO STILL PERFORM ALL THESE YEARS LATER......IT IS SOMETHING HE LOVES.

 THIS WAS A BLAST FROM THE PAST AND I JUST SAT BACK AND LISTENED TO STORY AFTER STORY AFTER STORY. SCOTT PERFORMED AND BETWEEN EVERY SONG TOLD EXPERIENCES. IT WAS F'N AMAZING. EVEN MY YOUNGEST SAID , " THIS IS SO COOL !! "

  SCOTT ASKED ME , " IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE ? " I TOLD HIM , " YOUR VOICE SOUNDS JUST LIKE THE ACTOR BOB ODENKIRK OF BETTER CALL SAUL SPIN OFF OF THE INFAMOUS TV SERIES BREAKING BAD. HE REPLIED , " NO ONE HAS EVER TOLD ME THAT BEFORE. " AND LAUGHED.

 THIS WAS THE REASON TO SAVE THE NAIL. THESE REMARKABLE STORIES TOLD JUST FUELED MY PASSION TO KEEP THIS LITTLE DIVE VENUE GOING.

 WE ROLL OUT AND I WAS SUPER FIRED UP I COULD HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF. PEOPLE WERE COMMENTING , VIEWING THE STREAM , DONATING , AND TELLING THEIR STORIES. IT WAS DOWNRIGHT AMAZING !! OVER 700 VIEWS IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS !!!

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AND HAVE LEFTOVERS.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES AND FINISH THE TV SERIES UNORTHODOX. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND LOOSELY-BASED ON A TRUE STORY.

 WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF PEAKY BLINDERS.....AGAIN VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD TO BED AND WATCH THE FINAL MINUTES OF THE DOLPHINS / RAIDERS GAME. HOLY SHIT WHAT A FINISH !! AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER ALL SPORTS SHOWS WERE REPLAYING THE CRAZY ENDING.

  SUNDAY      12 - 27 - 20

  AND OUR EAGLES SUCKED US RIGHT IN............AGAIN.

  IT WOULD OF BEEN A REALLY FUN SUNDAY IN THE NEW YEAR. A WAY SOME OF US COULD OF DIVERTED OUR AGONY OF 2020 TO MAYBE SOMETHING FUN........NOPE.

 EAGLES COULD OF MADE IT INTERESTING. WE NEEDED THE GIANTS TO LOSE.....AND THEY DID. WE NEEDED THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM TO LOSE TO A BAD CAROLINA TEAM......AND THEY DID. NOW WE JUST NEEDED TO BEAT THE DALLASS COWASSES. THE STARS WERE LINING UP. UNFORTUNATELY , NOT OUR STARS BUT THE DALLASS STAR.

  OK , WE HAVE A YOUNG QB WHO SPARKED OUR TEAM THE LAST 2 GAMES AND SET ALL KINDS OF RECORDS WITH YARDAGE. WHAT COULD GO WRONG PLAYING THE WORST DEFENSIVE TEAM IN THE NFL ?

 EVERYTHING WENT WRONG AFTER THE EAGLES HAD A 14 - 3 LEAD.  OUR QB , OUR OFFENSIVE LINE , OUR DEFENSE , OUR PENALTIES , OUR PLAY CALLING ,..........JUST EVERYTHING. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY DRAINING TO WATCH THIS GAME........AGAIN. OH WELL....WE SUCK AGAIN.

 SPENT ALOT OF TIME CONTACTING BANDS AND BOOKING LIVE STREAM SHOWS. I AM ALMOST AVERAGING A BAND A DAY.

 A NICE DINNER AND WE CHILL TO WATCH THE SEASON 5 FINALE OF PEAKY ( F'N ) BLINDERS. IT WAS VERY GOOD AND MAN DID THEY LEAVE CLIFF HANGERS.....LIKE 10 OF THEM.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD TO 4AM. I HAD DREAMS , WOKE UP , LISTENED TO SPORTS RADIO , SLEPT AGAIN , AND PEED.

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 " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AT THE NAIL BY JANUARY 1ST.

  MAN THE EAGLES WERE SO FRUSTRATING THIS SEASON.......BLOW.

 MONDAY       12 - 28 - 20

  IT WAS 50/50 IN GOING..........BUT WE ROLLED OUT. IT WAS A DAMN GOOD CHOICE.

  LOADED UP AND HEADED EAST. THIS TIME WE TOOK THE SCENIC ROUTE WHICH I HAVE NOT DONE IN 15 YEARS. IT WAS PRETTIER AND WE ACTUALLY SAVED SOME TIME.

 STOPPED AT WAWA TO GET SHORTY HOAGIES.....NOT THE BEST WHEN YOU OPEN ONE HOAGIE AND ONLY HALF IS IN THE WRAPPER. I ALSO GET GASOLINE SINCE THE PRICES ARE CHEAPER IN NEW JERSEY.

 AT THE CONDO WE UNLOAD , HAVE LUNCH , AND THAN WALK THE BEACH. IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE. WE WALK TO THE DOG PARK AND COLLECT A TON OF LARGE SEA SHELLS. WE ALSO PLAYED A GAME YOU CAN NOT TOUCH THE DOG LEASH. CRAZY MAZE ( OUR PUP ) RUNS SIDES WAYS AND REVERSE AND ALL OVER SO IT IS ALMOST LIKE SKIPPING ROPE WHEN WALKING HER. IT WAS A FUN GAME.

 AT THE DOG PARK OUR PUP PLAYS WITH AS MANY AS 9 DOGS. IT'S ALWAYS A JOY AND PLEASURE TO WATCH HER PLAY AND ESPECIALLY RUN.

 A WONDERFUL WALK BACK AND THE SUN IS SHINING WITH COOL CLOUDS. WE TALK TO SEVERAL OTHER DOG OWNERS AND LET THE PUPS CHECK EACH OTHER OUT.

 THIS WAS A NICE GET AWAY CONSIDERING ALL THE STUFF GOING ON.

 TALKED TO 2 BROTHERS AND A COUSIN. MAN , I CAN MAKE MY COUSIN LAUGH.

 REALTOR CALLS AND SAY A PERSPECTIVE BUYER IS INTERESTED IN THE NAIL AND LIQUOR LICENSE.

 I BOOK MORE BANDS AND ACTS TO DO LIVE STREAMING.

 AT HOME WE ORDER CHINESE FROM DRAGON HOUSE. MY YOUNGEST AND I TAKE A RIDE TO PICK UP THE ORDER.

  BACK HOME WE CHILL AND ENJOY THE CHINESE DINNER OF SWEET AND SOUR PORK , SHRIMP FRIED RICE WITH EGG , AND GENERAL CHO ( WHICH SHOULD OF BEEN CRISPY SESAME CHICKEN ). ALL OF IT WAS VERY GOOD.

 WE WATCH A MOVIE WITH GOOD REVIEWS. AN ANIMATION STARRING JAMIE FOXX AND TINE FEY CALLED SOUL. I FELL ASLEEP THE FIRST 20 MINUTES AND THAN WATCHED THE REMAINDER. I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD AT BEST.

 OFF TO BED. SLEPT OKAY TO 4:30AM.

  TUESDAY      12 - 29 - 20

 UP AT 4:30AM.  BY 6:30AM I WAS DONE THIS BLOG , CONTACTING ACTS , AND WALKED THE PUP.

 SUNRISE IS 7:18AM SO I TOOK THE PUP AND WE TOOK SOME PICTURES. I HAVE BEEN STRESSED SO FOR A MOMENT WHILE STARING AT THE SUN OVER THE OCEAN , I THOUGHT..................." IT WILL STILL BE SHITTY IN 2021. "

 I POSTED SOME NICE SUNRISE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK.

 IT GOT ABOUT 10 DEGREES COLDER SO WE DROVE TO THE DOG PARK AROUND 2PM. IT KINDA SUCKS AT 39 DEGREES BUT IT WAS NOT TOO BAD.  NOT ONE OWNER WAS THERE. WE GAVE IT ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND THAN PEOPLE & THEIR DOGS ARRIVED. A TOTAL OF 5 SHOWED AND IT WAS A BLAST.

 WE ROLL OUT AND HEAD TO DAIRY QUEEN. YEP......A YEAR ROUND DAIRY QUEEN.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND ORDER DINNER FROM A GOOD ITALIAN PLACE CALLED ITALIAN KITCHEN EXPRESS. WE ORDERED CHICKEN MARSALA , EGGPLANT PARM , AND LASAGNA. ALL COMES WITH SALADS AND GARLIC KNOT BREAD. ALL WERE BIG PORTIONS. TOTAL COST WAS $50 FOR THE 3 OF US. WE WILL ALSO GET 3 MEALS OUT OF IT.

 WE FINISH DINNER AND MY YOUNGEST AND I FIGURE OUT HOW TO RUN A COMPUTER ON A TV SCREEN.  THIS IS PRETTY COOL BECAUSE THE BAND OUROBOROS ( FORMERLY KNIGHTLIFE ) DID A LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE ON TWITCH. WE GOT TO WATCH IT ON A 50 INCH TV SCREEN. IT WAS SUPER COOL AND PEOPLE DID DONATE VIA OUR GOFUNDME PAGE AND VENMO.

  MY YOUNGEST , " HOW COOL IS IT THAT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AND BANDS LOVE THE NAIL. "

 WE TALK TO OUR ELDEST TO GET UPDATED. SHE ALSO WATCHES THE LIVE STREAM.

 BACK TO THE MAIN ROOM AND OUR YOUNGEST WANTS TO WATCH MORE OF THE QUEENS GAMBIT. WHEELS AND I DID NOT MIND RE-WATCHING 2 MORE EPISODES.

 NEIGHBORS INVITE US TO A POST NEW YEARS EVE / PARKING LOT / FIRE PIT / SOCIAL DISTANCING / GATHERING ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. ONE CONDO OWNER IS SUPPLYING FOOD.  THE TEMPS ARE SUPPOSE TO GO UP TO 60 DEGREES. UNFORTUNATELY , WE CAN NOT MAKE IT BUT OUR RENTERS WILL.

 BY 11:30PM I HEAD TO BED SOON TO BE JOINED BY A WARM PUPPY. I SLEPT GOOD AND COULD NOT BELIEVE I WENT ALL THE WAY TO 7AM.

  WEDNESDAY      12 - 30 - 20

 DIDN'T WANNA LEAVE ....................

 UP EARLY TO SEE THE SUN RISE WITH THE PUP. A NEW DAY AND A NEW START. EACH DAY I HOPE IT WILL GET BETTER. BUT IT DOESN'T BECAUSE LATER ON I FOUND OUT DAWN WELLS AKA MARYANNE OF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND DIED OF COVID. HOW THE FUCK CAN IT GET ANY WORSE ?

 I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF THE NEW SEASON OF LETTERKENNY. BOTH WERE GOOD. THE GIRLS ARE SO SMOKING HOT. IT IS A DIFFERENT STYLE OF COMEDY BUT I LIKE IT.

 TOLD MY BROTHER HE SHOULD TRY WATCHING BREAKING BAD AND BETTER CALL SAUL. I THINK HE IS HOOKED. TODAY , HE WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF BREAKING BAD ( NOW IN SEASON 3 AFTER JUST ONE WEEK ) AND 7 EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL IN ONE DAY. NOW THAT IS HOOKED WATCHING 9 EPISODES FROM 2 SHOWS.  BROKE MY RECORD OF 6.

 WE START PREPPING TO GET ON THE ROAD.....CLEANING , PACKING , WALKING THE PUP , ETC.

 FIND OUT THERE IS A LITTLE N.Y.E. PARKING LOT GET TOGETHER WITH ONE CONDO OWNER BRINGING SANDWICHES. KINDA SUCKS WE ARE GOING TO MISS IT.

 WE DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE BUT RENTERS ARE COMING IN TODAY. THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO COME IN TOMORROW BUT WE SAID OKAY FOR TODAY......FOR FREE. ( WE DO THIS VERY OFTEN WITH RENTERS )

 ON THE ROAD AND WE TAKE THE BACK WAY AGAIN. WE MADE DECENT TIME AND IT IS A NICE WAY TO CHANGE UP THE SCENERY. WE PLAYED A FUN GAME CALLED " PICK A SONG ". OUR YOUNGEST HAS SPOTIFY AND USES OUR BLUE TOOTH IN THE VEHICLE SO SHE CAN LOOK UP LITERALLY MILLIONS OF SONGS. EACH OF US HAD A TURN TO PICK A SONG AND SHE PLAYED IT.

 ARRIVE HOME , UNLOAD , SETTLE IN , AND HAVE LEFT OVERS. IT IS OUR 2ND MEAL FROM THE ORDERS WE PLACED 2 NIGHTS AGO. WE WILL GET A 3RD MEAL OUT OF IT.

 ELDEST SLEEPING AND HEADS OUT LATE NIGHT. A NORMAL THING WITH KIDS....MEAN TO US , NICE TO FRIENDS.

 WE CHILL AND WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FARGO. THE SHOW HAS WON ALL KINDS OF AWARDS. THE 2 EPSIODES WERE VERY GOOD BUT NOW I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THIS TV SERIES. AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY EPISODE THEY SAY IT IS A TRUE STORY AND THE NAMES ARE CHANGED TO PROTECT THE REAL PEOPLE BUT THE STORY WILL BE TOLD IN THE EXACT TO VILIFY THE DEAD. BY CAPTIONING THIS EACH EPISODE IT REALLY MAKES THE SHOW WAY MORE INTERESTING. THERE IS JUST ONE PROBLEM.........IT IS NOT REAL. WE BELIEVE SHOWS SHOULD NOT PROMOTE IT BE A TRUE STORY.........WHEN IT IS NOT.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT PRETTY GOOD. THE PUP JOINED ME TWICE. THE FIRST TIME SHE WOKE ME OUT OF A COOL DREAM......WHICH I FORGOT.

  THURSDAY      12 - 31 - 2020

 GOOD BYE TO 2020.

 STARTED MORNING WITH DECENT SLEEP.

 YOUNGEST AND ELDEST HEAD TO FRIEND'S HOMES FOR NEW YEARS EVE'S GATHERINGS.

 I HAVE NO IDEA WHO KEVIN AND STEVE ARE BUT OUR ROKU NOW HAS HBO PLUS. I THANK YOU.

 A VERY NICE DINNER WITH JUST WHEELS AND I.

 I THINK I GAVE A FAMILY MEMBER A TV WATCHING DISORDER. HE HAS NOW WATCHED 16 EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL IN 2 DAYS.

 IT WAS ALL CHILL TODAY.

  WE WATCH A MOVIE CALLED DOWNHILL WITH JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS AND WILL FERRELL. NOW , WE HAVE HERE 1 VERY GOOD ACTRESS AND 1 PRETTY FUNNY GUY. SO THE WRITERS THOUGHT , " LET'S MAKE THIS MOVIE TOTALLY SUCK BUT MAKING IT SERIOUS. " THE BEST RATING I CAN GIVE THIS MOVIE IS JUST UNDER " OK " AND RIGHT ABOVE " BLOW ".

   WE WATCH A DOWNRIGHT BAD MOVIE CALLED LET THEM TALK WITH MERYL STREEP.  IT WAS DOWNRIGHT PAINFUL TO FOLLOW. I MEAN IT PHYSICALLY HURT TO WATCH MOST OF THE SCENES. CANDICE BERGEN ALSO STARS IN AND IT LOOKED LIKE SHE ATE HELIUM SANDWICHES THE LAST 30 YEARS. THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS A SMOKE SHOW ASIAN ACTRESS.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FARGO.........VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

 A LITTLE APPLE AND SNUGGLING WITH THE PUP. THE PUP WANTED TO SEE THE APPLE BUT THIS WAS NOT HAPPENING FOR CONCENTRATION PURPOSES.  

 WE SETTLE IN AGAIN AND WATCH SOME OF THE NEW YEARS EVE SHOWS....MOSTLY OKAY. AJR WAS VERY GOOD AND J-LO IS STILL A PIECE OF ASS.

 WE ACTUALLY MADE IT TO MIDNIGHT FOR THE BALL DROP AND TEXTED OUR KIDS.

 SO I REFLECT BACK ON THIS 2020 YEAR. IT TURNED MY LIFE UPSIDE DOWN AND MADE ME FEEL MORE LESS OF A MAN THAN I EVER FELT BEFORE. MANY PEOPLE HAVE IT MUCH WORST SO I WILL NOT COMPLAIN BECAUSE I STILL HAVE A ROOF OVER MY HEAD AND CAN DRINK SOME NIGHTCAPS EACH EVENING. YES , THE WORLD IS A SHIT SHOW RIGHT NOW BUT THERE IS STILL THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR.....FAMILY , KIDS , NETFLIX , COOKIES , A LARGE COCK , AND MANY PEOPLE CARING ABOUT OUR TINY VENUE.

 I DON'T THINK 2021 WILL BE ANY BETTER BUT I SURE HOPE SO.

  FRIDAY     1 - 1 - 20

 HAPPPPPPYYYYY !!!!! NEWWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!!! YE..............DON'T CARE.

 FACEBOOK I WAS SURFING AND FOUND MYSELF FINDING OLD FRIENDS / SCHOOL MATES FROM 35+ YEARS AGO. I HAVEN'T AGED THE BEST BUT COMPARED TO MANY I'M NOT THAT BAD.

 ROKU TO THE RESCUE AGAIN. I WAS JUST CHECKING OUT DIFFERENT CHANNELS WE HAVE DOWNLOADED. YESTERDAY WE FOUND OUT WE HAVE HBO MAX. THIS IS PRETTY COOL. TODAY I FOUND OUT WE HAVE SHOWTIME. THIS IS VERY COOL TOO.

 I HAVE NOTICED THAT DAILY BLOGGING WITHOUT THE NAIL AND BANDS TO TALK ABOUT KINDA BLOWS. IT'S LITERALLY 70% OF MY CONTENT.

 4 DAYS NOT SEEING OUR ELDEST. SHE IS TAKING THIS COVID-19 THING VERY SERIOUSLY.

 OUR JEEP LEAKS AGAIN......BLOW.

 WATCHED SOME COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEMI-FINAL GAMES. BOTH WERE NOT COMPETITIVE.

 RE-WATCHED AND FINISHED THE QUEENS GAMBIT AGAIN SO OUR YOUNGEST COULD EXPERIENCE IT. AGAIN....IT WAS VERY GOOD. I REPLAYED THE FINAL 30 SECONDS OF THE FINAL SCENE 5 TIMES.

 A FAMILY MEMBER HAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WATCHING BETTER CALL SAUL 24/7.

 A NICE DINNER AND THAN THE 3 OF US SHOOT POOL IN THE BASEMENT ALONG WITH LISTENING TO MUSIC & WATCHING FOOTBALL. OH.........WE CHASED THE PUP AROUND THE POOL TABLE 50 TIMES WHICH WAS FUN TOO.

 I AM JUST SO DISAPPOINTED ON HOW I SHOOT POOL NOW. I MEAN I AM ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE NOW. IN THE POOL LEAGUES I WAS RANKED A 7 WHICH IS THE HIGHEST RANK ONE CAN HAVE. I SWEAR I AM LOWER THAN A 2 WHICH IS THE LOWEST RANK. I THINK IT IS MY BELLY PUSHING UP AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE POOL TABLE WHEN I SHOOT.

 SO , WITH OUR NEW FOUND ROKU SHOWTIME WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF YOUR HONOR. BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

 MY DAYS ARE DEFINITELY BEING REPETITIVE WHICH KINDA BLOW.

 NO UPDATES ON UNEMPLOYMENT , BARSTOOL COMPANY FUNDING , OR DELCO STRONG GRANT. I AM KINDA USED TO THIS.

 OFF TO BED DEPRESSED AGAIN ABOUT MY LIFE AND HOW FAT I AM.

  SATURDAY     1 - 2 - 20

 SO THIS IS HOW I START MY MORNING AT 3:30AM. OUR JEEP BATTERY DIED SO OUR ELDEST COULD NOT COME HOME......AGAIN.

 NEXT..... A BAND MAY BACK OUT FOR A LIVE STREAM CHARITY SHOW BECAUSE WE ARE INVESTIGATING SELLING THE NAIL WHILE TRYING TO RAISE MONEY. SO ,TO MAKE IT CLEAR.......NOT ONE FUCKING PENNY WILL EVER BE ACCEPTED BY THE NAIL VIA GOFUNDME PAGE OR VENMO IF WE SELL. IF WE KEEP THE NAIL , LIKE MY KIDS WROTE IN THE GOFUNDME PAGE , ALL MONEY WILL BE REPLACED OVER TIME TO EACH AND EVERY DONATOR. IT MAY TAKE ME SEVERAL YEARS BUT I WILL REFUND EVERY ONE FOR HELPING IN MY DESPERATE HEART CRUSHING DEVASTATING TIME....ALONG WITH  A FREE " THANK YOU " PARTY AT THE NAIL.

 YEP......STRESS IS LOWERED NOW.

 NEW GAS CARDS CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY. THE REP TOLD ME 3-5 DAYS. IT WAS MORE LIKE 3 TO 5 WEEKS.

 ROKU JUST KEEPS GIVING BACK. WE FOUND OUT WE NOW HAVE STARZ , HBO MAX , AND SHOWTIME. WE THANK KEVIN AND BILL.....WHOEVER YOU ARE.

 SPENT OVER 2 HOURS PUTTING OUR BASEMENT BACK TOGETHER WITH THE WET TILES DRYING OUT FROM 3 DAYS  AGO. I FIGURED I GO ONE STEP FURTHER BY SPRAYING THE CARPET WITH A STRONG DISINFECTANT AND SHAMPOO THE CARPET WITH A POWERFUL SOLVENT. I LAID EVERY TILE DOWN AND MY VACUUM WON'T WORK....AFTER I FILLED IT WILL FRESH SOAP SOLUTION.  I PICKED UP MORE THAN HALF THE CARPET TILES I JUST LAID DOWN AND PUT A FAN FOR THEM TO DRY MORE. MAN , IS THAT THE STORY OF MY FUCKING FAT LIFE.

 THREE OF US SHOOT POOL AND LISTEN TO MUSIC IN THE BASEMENT. IT WAS NICE.

 LEFTOVERS FOR DINNER.....NOT BAD. I FRICKIN' LOVE OUR NEW TUPPERWARE.

 THE " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS ARE IN. IF YOU LIKE TO ORDER CALL , TEXT , OR EMAIL ME. THEY ARE $20. I HAVE TO THANK " HOLLYWOOD HOLBROOK " OF THE BAND SOCKO FOR PUTTING ALL OF THIS TOGETHER. THE VIDEO HE AND " STEPHEN PROFIT " MADE ON FACEBOOK LAST NIGHT WAS FUNNY , HEARTWARMING , AND EXCELLENT.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH A MOVIE CALLED SUPERINTELLIGENCE WITH MELISSA MCCARTHY. IT HAD ITS MOMENTS AND I WOULD SAY IT WAS OKAY TO DECENT WITH SOME FUNNY AND HEARTFELT MOMENTS.

 WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF SHAMELESS. BOTH WERE GOOD. I AM NOT SURE WHY PEOPLE ARE DISSING THE FINAL SEASON. IT IS NOT THE WORST BUT STILL ENTERTAINING. I AM ALITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE GUY SEX SCENES THOUGH. I WILL NEVER GET WHY A GUY SEES ANOTHER GUY LIKE THAT. TO ME , THE WOMAN IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING PUT ON EARTH..........AND I LIKE TO BANG EACH ONE OF YOU......FOR 11 SECONDS.

 WE WATCH THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR REUNION. IT WAS EXCELLENT AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT IF YOU WERE A FRESH PRINCE FAN BACK IN THE DAY. YOU WILL LAUGH AND CRY....SEVERAL TIMES.

 HEAD TO BED AND WATCH A LITTLE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

 SLEPT GOOD....NOT SURE WHY. I DID PEE 3 TIMES FROM 11:30PM TO 7:30AM. THE PUP JOINED ME WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE.

   SUNDAY       1 - 3 - 21

  YOUNGEST AND I MEET " HOLLYWOOD " AT THE NAIL. HE AND FRIENDS MADE " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS FOR US. HE DROPPED OFF ABOUT 15. THEY ARE PRE-PAID , PACKAGED , AND READY FOR PICK UP. THESE GUYS MAKE THE SHIRTS ON THEIR OWN.  IF YOU LIKE WORK OR FUN SHIRTS MADE FOR YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS CONTACT THEM AT THE LINK BELOW.

 SAVE THE NAIL T-SHIRTS - HTTPS://DELCOTEES.COM/PRODUCT/SAVE-THE-NAIL

 BACK HOME WE CHILL. I CONTACT BANDS AND CONFIRM MORE STREAMING SHOWS.

 WATCH A LITTLE FOOTBALL AND DALL-ASS LOSING ALWAYS MAKES US EAGLES FANS FEEL BETTER. HOW DID WE LOSE TO THEM LAST WEEK ?

 WATCH A VERY GOOD MOVIE THAT WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST PICTURE AND WON 3 OSCARS CALLED 1917. THE MOVIE WAS VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. AFTER THE FIRST 5 MINUTES YOU ARE CAPTIVATED , ANXIOUS , AND BREATHLESS THE REST OF THE WAY.  THE MOVIE'S WORLD WAR I STORY LINE IS LOOSELY BASED ON A TRUE EVENT. BUT.....THE ACTUAL SOLDIERS CALLED " RUNNERS " ARE TRUE AND HAVE MANY TRUE EXPERIENCES.  IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THAT THESE YOUNG KIDS ( SOLDIERS ) WHEN THROUGH SUCH INCREDIBLE HARDSHIP.

 WATCHED A LETTERKENNY EPISODE. IT WAS FUNNY AND AGAIN THE GIRLS ARE SMOKE SHOWS. STORYLINE - THEY GATHER UP YOUNG TEENAGERS IN THE TINY TOWN OF LETTERKENNY TO SEE WHICH KID GRABBED THE ASS OF A SMOKE SHOW GIRL. THEY GRILL ALL THE  BOYS AND FINALLY YELL OUT , " WHO GRABBED HER ASS ??!!! "........A GIRL STANDS UP. (AND THE SHOW STARTS FROM THERE )

 WATCHED THE EAGLES LOSE. WE WANTED THEM TO LOSE TO GET A HIRE DRAFT PICK. OF COURSE , RADIO HOSTS AND PEOPLE CALLING IN BLEW IT WAY OUT OF PROPORTION. THEY SAID IF WE LOSE WE GET A 5TH ROUND DRAFT CHOICE. IF WE WIN THAN IT DROPS TO 16TH..........SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IN REALITY , IT WAS A 6TH ROUND DRAFT CHOICE AND IF WE WIN IT DROPPED TO 9TH.

 AGAIN , RADIO AND CALLERS GOT ALL BENT OUT OF SHAPE WHEN COACH PEDERSON REPLACED THE QB HURTS FOR SUDFELD. I DID NOT CARE ONE BIT. THE WHOLE SEASON SUCKED ASS. WHO GIVES AN " F " ABOUT INTEGRITY AND WINNING EVERY GAME. WE BLOW AND THE GAME MEANT NOTHING IN THE PLAYOFF PICTURE FOR US........SO WHY NOT BLOW MORE AND GET THE 6TH PICK......BLOW.

 WE CONTEMPLATED HEADING TO THE WOODS AND DECIDED NOT TOO BECAUSE OUR ELDEST DID NOT WANT TO GO. I THINK THIS WAS A BAD DECISION.

 A REFRIGERATOR UPSTAIRS MAKES NOISE LIKE IT WAS IN THE MOVIE POLTERGEIST.

 OFF TO BED AND THE PUP SLEPT WITH OUR YOUNGEST.

 MONDAY     1 - 4 - 21

  OK , MASTURBATION I THINK IS A GOOD THING BUT............. ( OH MY GOD ).

 OUR FAMILY NEEDS TO RE-GROUP TO SAY THE LEAST SO I MADE A DECISION..........GET AWAY.

 WHEELS AND I SPENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME THIS MORNING ON THE PHONE. WE NEEDED INFORMATION AND IT WAS ASCERTAINED. THE NEXT STEP IS HOW WE HANDLE IT.

 OUR ELDEST TOOK A JACUZZI WHILE WE CLEANED HER BEDROOM.

 WE LOAD UP THE VAN AND ALL OF US HEAD NORTH. IT WAS A FUN RIDE AND EACH FAMILY MEMBER PICKED A FAVORITE SONG IN ROTATION. OUR YOUNGEST CAN ACCESS HER SPOTIFY ACCOUNT VIA THE VAN'S BLUE TOOTH. IT PASSES THE TIME PLUS THE SONGS WERE AWESOME.

 WE MAKE GREAT TIME BUT FIRST STOPPED AT OUR FAVORITE PIZZA PLACE.....JIREHS.

 WE SETTLE IN AND HAVE DINNER. AGAIN , IT WAS NICE TO HAVE ALL OF US TOGETHER.

 I CAN'T SAY I AM SUPER HAPPY ON HOW THE RENTERS LEFT OUR HOME. IT WASN'T BAD BUT IT WASN'T GOOD. THEY TURNED ALL HEATS OFF EVEN THOUGH INSTRUCTIONS SAY TO LEAVE ON IN WINTER TIME. IF PIPES FROZE AND BURST IT WOULD OF BEEN A NIGHT MARE. ALSO , A BROKEN MINI-BLIND , TRASH , NYE'S DEBRIS , UNLOCKED WINDOWS , SALT BAG LEFT ON LAKE PATH , AND A SHOVEL ON THE GRASS OUT FRONT.

 OH , JUST ONE MORE THING , A MASTURBATION GEL SHAPED IN A RECTANGLE WITH A HOLE GOING THROUGH THE MIDDLE FOR YOUR COCK WAS LEFT IN A BEDROOM END TABLE. I AM GLAD I FOUND IT AND NOT MY YOUNGEST WHO I WAS PREPPING THE ROOM FOR.

 I MAKE A WOOD STOVE FIRE AND ALL OF US SIT AROUND IT ( WITH THE PUP ) AND CHILL. AGAIN....VERY NICE.

 KINDA COOL.......RENTERS LEFT THEIR ROKU ACCOUNTS OPEN HERE. WE WATCHED DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY DIFFERENT AND GOOD.

 WE WATCH TOY STORY 4. ( I AM NOT PICKING THESE SHOWS ). ACTUALLY IT WAS GOOD AND THE ANIMATION IS JUST DOWN RIGHT OVER THE TOP INCREDIBLE.

 LASTLY , WE WATCH A START OF A NEW SERIES CALLED BRIDGERTON. AGAIN , NOT MY CUP OF TEA BUT AT THE VERY VERY END OF THE FIRST EPISODE IT DID PEEK MY INTEREST.

 OFFERED MY YOUNGEST THE MASTER BEDROOM WITH TV , BATHROOM , AND A 2ND LEVEL DECK. I SLEPT IN THE BUNK BED ROOM. I ACTUALLY SLEPT OKAY.

 IT WAS DIFFICULT DAY BUT IT DID GO MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT I THOUGHT.

 TUESDAY     1 - 5 - 21

 STARTED OUT GOOD THAN TURNED TO CRAP. THIS IS TYPICAL IN MY LIFE.

 AT HOME , 3 DAYS AGO , MY YOUNGEST AND I WERE PLAYING WITH THE PUP IN THE BACK YARD. I LOOK UP AND SAW A LONE LARGE STORK FLYING ABOVE OUR HOUSE. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF , " YEAH STORK , YOU JUST KEEP FLYING BY OUR HOUSE WITH THE BABY OR YOU'LL BE SLEEPIN' WITH THE FISHES. "

 THE ONLY ANIMAL I SEEN SO FAR WAS A LARGE FAT SQUIRREL WITH HUGE BALLS. THE BIG RODENT SEES ME THROUGH THE GLASS PANE. I MOCK CHARGE HIM ALL THE WAY TO WITHIN 5 INCHES OF THE GLASS.....AND FATTY DOESN'T MOVE. I SAID TO MYSELF , " JESUS THE BALLS ON THIS THING. " I OPEN THE DOOR AND SCREAM ( THIS IS AT 6:30AM ). THE SQUIRREL TAKES OFF UP INTO THE TREES WHILE I THROW MULTIPLE SNOWBALLS AT IT. I HAVE NO LIFE.

 VENMO ACCOUNT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO " SAVETHENAIL2021 " IF YOU LIKE TO SHARE OR DONATE TO IT. MY YOUNGEST HELPED ME CHANGE THE NAME SINCE I HAVE NO CLUE.

 BOOKED A COOL JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE BAND FOR JANUARY 31ST. THEY ARE CALLED THE CHAIN GANG.

 YELLING OUT " HITE !!! " AND " MIYAGI !!! " WHILE WATCHING THE COBRA KAI MEANS THE WRITING AND SCENES ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY DAMN GOOD. YOU HAVE TO ROLL WITH THE ACTORS ABILITY TO ACT BUT THERE WERE SOME VERY MOTIVATING FIGHT SCENES.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. IT IS A SLIGHT HASSLE TO KEEP TAKING OUR HOME ROKU EVERY WHERE WE GO. SO , IN THIS DEVELOPMENT . JUST MINUTES AWAY , A GUY WAS SELLING HIS FOR $50. TWO WEEKS AGO HE MARKED IT DOWN TO $35. I OFFERED 5 BUCKS. WE SETTLED ON 10......GOOD TRADE. IT ALSO CAME WITH A REMOTE , HDMI WIRE , AND A NICE CASE. IT LOOKS BRAND NEW.

 WHEELS AND I GO SHOPPING. SHE GOT FOOD AND I GOT BOOZE.

 BACK HOME WE SETTLE IN AGAIN. WE HAD ABOUT 4 INCHES OF SNOW WHEN WE ARRIVED SO I SHOVELED BOTH STEP AREAS.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST HEAD TO WALMART FOR SOME SMALL THINGS ALONG WITH TRYING AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALLED MARTIN'S. WE GOT TAKE OUT AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. THEY HAD A SPECIAL WHICH ADDED VERY GOOD SOUPS LIKE SQUASH , NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER , & ONE WE COULD NOT IDENTIFY. ROLLS , BUTTER , AND SALAD ALONG WITH OUR EGGPLANT PARM , STUFFED MUSHROOM WITH CRABMEAT , AND CHICKEN FRANCESE. THEY ALSO ADDED DESERTS OF RICE PUDDING ( NOT A FAN BUT THIS WAS EXCELLENT ) , ICE CREAM TART , AND A PEANUT BUTTER SOUFFLÉ. WE WILL GET 2 MEALS OUT OF IT FOR A VERY GOOD PRICE. MARTIN'S RESTAURANT WAS VOTED #1 OUT OF 1000'S OF YELP REVIEWS.

 WE ALL WERE SUPPOSE TO GO TO WALMART AND GET FOOD BUT OF COURSE .........MAJOR DRAMA ENSUED.

 WE DID WATCH MORE EPISODES OF DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY. AGAIN.....TOTALLY DIFFERENT BUT KINDA COOL.

 A BROTHER CALLS AND UPDATED ON HIS COVID-19 SITUATION THAT HIM AND HIS SON GOT. BASICALLY HE SAID IF HE DID NOT GET TESTED HE WOULD OF NOT KNOWN HE EVEN HAD THE VIRUS EXCEPT THE LOSING OF TASTE AND SMELL.

 SOME NIGHTCAPS OF JAMESON AND COKE ZERO ALONG WITH 1 BRANDY AND 1 CHOCOLATE LIQUORE. IT SHOULD NOT TASTE SO DAMN GOOD. IT GAVE ME A HEADACHE......BLOW.

 GAVE MY YOUNGEST THE MASTER BEDROOM AGAIN. UNFORTUNATELY , I DID NOT SLEEP WELL IN THE BUNK BED ROOM THIS TIME AROUND. THE PUP SLEPT ON THE FLOOR BELOW ME WHICH WAS PRETTY COOL AND THAN JUMPED IN WITH ME. THIS WAS A VERY TIGHT AREA. JUST PICTURE ME IN A LOWER END OF A BUNK BED. IT WAS LIKE PUTTING 300 POUNDS OF FAT INTO A 250 POUND CAN.....PLUS A DOG. LATER SHE MOVED TO THE MASTER BEDROOM WITH OUR YOUNGEST. I COULDN'T BLAME HER.

 PAINTED FAINTED LETTERS ON MY KEY BOARD. IT DEFINITELY HELPS.

 PEEING TWICE AND I DID HAVE SEVERAL COOL DREAMS FOR ONLY SLEEPING ON AND OFF ALL NIGHT.  AGAIN , I CAN NOT REMEMBER THEM.

 TOMORROW ....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE NAIL.....BLOW.

 WEDNESDAY       1 - 6 - 21

 WELP , I GUESS I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED ON OUR 23RD NAIL ANNIVERSARY.

 THOUSANDS OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS STORMED THE CAPITOL BREAKING WINDOWS , TERRORIZING SECURITY , AND I THINK 3 PEOPLE DIED DURING THIS ORDEAL. ONE WOMAN WAS SHOT AND 2 PEOPLE HAD HEART COMPLICATIONS. PROTESTORS CRASHED INTO OFFICES AND CONFERENCE ROOMS. I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT AND OUR COUNTRY IS SO DIVIDED RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE.

 GOT TO ADMIT THE TRUMPSTERS KEPT THIS COUP-LIKE PROTEST VERY QUIET. HOW PEOPLE DID NOT GET SHOT OR GASSED IS A TESTAMENT TO THE POLICE ENFORCEMENT. THIS COULD OF GOT SERIOUSLY OUT OF HAND.

 SO.....MY DAY.

 ALL OF US TRIED TO STAY UPSTAIRS TO GIVE WHEELS SOME QUIET WHILE WORKING AND ATTENDING ONLINE MEETINGS. I ALSO FIGURED IT BE A GOOD TIME TO FIX THINGS TOO.

 HERE'S MY LIST :

 - SEARCHED FOR A LOST TV REMOTE. I TURNED OVER COUCHES , SECTIONALS , BED MATTRESSES , LOVE SEATS , AND MORE. I COULD NOT FIND IT. LUCKILY I HAD A BACK-UP TV REMOTE THAT MATCHED.

 - ELDEST PROGRAMS THE BACK-UP TV REMOTE.

 - I GO THROUGH AND FOLD SHEETS , PILLOW CASES , AND FITTED SHEETS. I PLACED THEM ALL IN A CHEST AFTER CLEANING IT OUT.

 - CLEAN OUT THE WOOD BURNING STOVE.

 - WHILE SEARCHING FOR THE TV REMOTE I PICKED UP ANY TRASH FALLEN UNDER & BEHIND BEDS AND SUCH.

 - MADE MY BED AND OUR ELDEST TOO.

 - SECURE A WOOD TRIM TO COVER CABLE WIRES.

 - SECURE A VERY LOOSE OUTLET. I HAD TO TURN OFF A BREAKER AND MACGYVER THE OUTLET & PLATE A BIT. THE GOOD THING IS OUR BREAKER BOX IS LABELED VERY WELL SO I DID NOT HAVE TO TURN OFF THE ROUTER , PHONE , AND INTERNET SEARCHING FOR THE BREAKER I WANTED OFF. WHEELS WOULD NOT OF BEEN HAPPY.

 - SECURED A 2ND WOOD TRIM OVER CABLE WIRES FEEDING A TV.

 - MY YOUNGEST AND I SET-UP THE " NEW " ROKU. FOR 45 MINUTES IT WOULD NOT CONNECT TO OUR INTERNET. THAN.....WE TOOK A LUNCH BREAK , RE-BOOTED , AND DOUBLE CHECKED OUR PASSWORD. THE WHOLE TIME WE PLUGGED IN THE WRONG PASSWORD BY ONE F'N NUMBER.

 - FINALLY SEE SOME DEER.

 - SHOVELED THE UPPER DECK AND WIPED OFF RAILINGS , CHAIRS , AND TABLE.

 - REPLACED AN UNDER CABINET LIGHT WITH NEW BULB. IT BURNS OUT QUICKLY.....BLOW.

 - YOUNGEST AND I PROGRAM THE ROKU. WE FOUND OUT IF YOU OWN A ROKU YOU GET SHOWTIME , STARZ , AND HBO MAX FOR FREE. MAN....I WAS PAYING $10 EACH A MONTH FOR THESE FOR YEARS. NOW.......FREE. TO TEST IT WE WATCHED AN EPISODE OF THE ANIMATION DISENCHANTMENT. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. THE CREATOR IS  MATT GROENING  FROM THE SIMPSONS AND FUTURAMA. MY FAVORITE PART WAS JUST HAVING THE PUP BETWEEN US ON THE BED SNUGGLING.

 FIXED A LOOSE DOOR KNOB.

 - WE WATCH ALOT OF FOOTAGE OF THE PROTEST MOB FROM THE TRUMPSTERS. WE GET 2 VERSIONS OF IT. ONE - CNN AND THEIR ANTI-TRUMP VIEWS AND TWO - FOX WHERE THEY SEE THE PRO-TRUMP VIEWS. CNN - TRUMP'S ACTIONS ENCOURAGED THIS MOB. FOX - TRUMP TELLS EVERYONE TO GO HOME.

 I PICK UP DINNER AT OUR FAVORITE LOCAL PLACE....CHARLIE WEAVERS RESTAURANT. I TALKED TO THE OWNER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. SHE IS VERY COOL TO US AND REALLY LIKES THE WALKING DEAD. HER CELL PHONE SCREEN PROVES IT.....A PICTURE OF NEGAN.

 BACK HOME WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT MEAL WITH A LITTLE WINE.  I PLAY MUSIC VIA OUR TV WHICH IS ENJOYABLE. THEY OFFER ALL KINDS OF GENRES AND DECADE ORIENTATED MUSIC. I PICKED CLASSIC 80'S.....WHEELS KNEW EVERY SONG. WE PLAYED SEVERAL KINDS OF CARD GAMES.

 WE SETTLE IN AND WATCH 3 EPISODES OF DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY. THEY WERE VERY GOOD. I THINK I FELL ASLEEP A LITTLE BIT ON THE FINAL EPISODE.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT GOOD UNTIL 4:15AM. A DAMN BIG TREE KNOCKS AGAINST OUR UPPER DECK WHEN IT IS WINDY. IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE IS EITHER KNOCKING ON OUR DOOR OR DROPPING SOMETHING. EITHER WAY IT GOT ME UP TO INVESTIGATE. BY 5:15AM I WAS UP AND WENT DOWNSTAIRS. WALKED AND FED THE PUP AT 6:30AM.

 PLAYED SOME INTERNET POKER EARLY MORNING. I WAS GETTING SO PISSED AT MY EXTREMELY BAD BEATS WHEN I WAS A BIG FAVORITE IN EVERY HAND. LIKE.....MY KINGS VS HIS ACE/5. ON THE RIVER THE OPPOSING PLAYER HIT AN ACE. THERE ARE 3 FUCKING ACES IN THE WHOLE REMAINING DECK AND HE HITS ONE OF THEM. THIS HAPPENED IN 4 DIFFERENT GAMES SO I WENT TO THE BIG BIG BIG " FREE GAMES " WITH MUCH BETTER COMPETITION AND NOT BINGO PLAYERS.

 I USUALLY PLAY FREE CHIP POKER FOR 10K , 50K , 100K AND ONLY ONCE AT 500K. FOR THE 2ND TIME I ENTERED A 2.5 MILLION DOLLAR ( FREE ) 9 PLAYER GAME. THE TOP 3 " CASH ". MY FIRST TRY LAST MONTH I WAS ELIMINATED FIRST AND FELT LIKE AN ASSHOLE. THIS TIME I DID BETTER.....MUCH BETTER.

 I ENTER THE 2.5 MILLION DOLLAR SIT-AND-GO GAME WITH 9 PLAYERS. I PLAY REALLY WELL BETWEEN MAKING VERY GOOD CALLS , LAYING DOWN HANDS , PREDICTING HANDS , BLUFFING , AND VALUE BETTING. MY PHILOSOPHY IS , " WIN SMALL , DON'T LOSE BIG. "

 SO , I MAKE IT TO HEADS UP.  I AM THE CHEAP LEADER BUT NOT BY MUCH. I HAVE KING / QUEEN AND PRE-FLOP RAISE. THE OPPONENT CALLS WITH KING / FOUR ( I DON'T KNOW THIS AT THE TIME OBVIOUSLY ) . THE FLOP IS ACE , KING , 7. I BET HALF THE POT AND HE RE-RAISES ALL-IN. I FEEL HE IS NOT STRONG AND DOES NOT HAVE AN ACE. I REALLY THINK ABOUT FOLDING BUT I JUST FEEL MY HAND IS BETTER. I WAS RIGHT ON THE MONEY WHEN I CALL HIM. I SEE HE HAS KING/4 AND I ABSOLUTELY DOMINATE HIM. THE " TURN " CARD.....A 4. UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. HE WINS. THE NEXT HAND I GO ALL-IN WITH MY REMAINING CHIPS. I HAVE ACE/QUEEN AND HE HAS ACE/JACK. HE HITS A JACK ON THE " RIVER " CARD. I SWEAR TO LITTLE BABY JESUS I JUST HAVE THE WORST LUCK. THIS IS THE MAIN REASON I CAN NOT PLAY REAL CASH GAMES.

 I WOULD LOVE TO ENTER THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER SOME DAY. IT BE A TRUE DREAM COME TRUE BUT I KNOW I LOSE ON THE FIRST HAND. IT BE MY QUEENS VS 9/2...SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I PROBABLY DIE ON NATIONAL TV OF A BRAIN HEMORRHAGE. LIKE THE SIMPSONS VALENTINE'S DAY EPISODE. THEY RE-PLAY IT ON ESPN SPORTS CENTER........" AND THIS IS WHERE CHRIS HAD THE BRAIN HEMORRHAGE.........RIGHT.........THERE. "

 OH , WHEN PLAYING CARDS TONIGHT WITH EVERYONE. I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT DID NOT WIN ANY OF THE 3 DIFFERENT GAMES WE PLAYED.......12 TOTAL.

 GOT TO THANK ERIC BAZILIAN OF THE HOOTERS FOR DONATING TO OUR GOFUNDME PAGE.....KINDA COOL.

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 THURSDAY       1 - 7 - 21

 ANOTHER DAY.........OF LOST HOPE.

 MY YOUNGEST AND I HAVE BEEN HOLDING BACK GREAT EXCITEMENT ABOUT A MUSIC PERFORMER FOR OUR GOFUNDME PAGE.  IT REALLY LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING TO HELP US. HE EVEN DONATED. BUT TODAY , I FOUND OUT HIS MOTHER IS GRAVELY ILL AND THAT WILL TAKE ALL HIS TIME UP. FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS WE THOUGHT WE HAD AN EXCELLENT CHANCE OF ERIC BAZILIAN OF THE HOOTERS PERFORMING A LIVE STREAM SET FOR US FROM ENGLAND. MAN , THAT WOULD OF BEEN KINDA COOL.

 TODAY I WROTE TO DAVID BROMBERG. HE PLAYED THE NAIL IN THE EARLY 80'S. HE HAS PERFORMED WITH HUGE ARTISTS LIKE GEORGE HARRISON , BOB DYLAN , BONNIE RAITT , THE GRATEFUL DEAD , LINDA RONSTADT , VINCE GILL , AND A TON MORE. HE MOST FAMOUS SONG IS MR. BOJANGLES.

 OFF TO THE HARDWARE STORE FOR AN UNDER CABINET LIGHT BULB , FLEX SEAL , AND A MICROWAVE BULB. I GOT ALL THREE.

 FIXED A MINI-BLIND AND GOT BOTH MICROWAVE AND UNDER CABINET LIGHTS TO WORK AGAIN. ALSO REPLACED A BULB IN THE MUDROOM AND SOME OTHER SMALL PROJECTS.

 CHILLED WITH MY YOUNGEST AND WATCHED SEVERAL EPISODES OF DISENCHANTMENT. THEY WERE GOOD.

 STARTED MORNING WITH A HEART STOPPER OF A SITUATION. I TAKE A NICE SHOWER. I LIKE SHAVING IN THE SHOWER TOO. IT'S A LITTLE " ME " TIME. I GET DONE AND CHANGE INTO CLEAN CLOTHS. I SIT AT OUR MAIN TABLE AND BEGIN TO DO COMPUTER WORK. NOW , IT IS 6:45AM AND DARK. OUT OUR FRONT WINDOW I SEE SOMEONE STANDING AND MOVING TOWARDS OUR FRONT DOOR. I ONLY SAW A THIRD OF HIS BODY FOR A SPLIT SECOND. HE HAS A TAN LONG JACKET ON. I STAY COMPLETELY STILL AND GET READY FOR A CODE-RED THROW DOWN. WHO THE FUCK IS ON OUR DECK AT 6:45AM ? THE PERSON WALKS ACROSS THE DECK AND OPENS OUR DOOR.....IT WAS MY ELDEST. I SAY TO HER , " JESUS CHRIST YOU GAVE ME A SCARE. I WAS ALL READY TO THROW DOWN. " SHE GIGGLES.

 I SEE A SMALL BROWN ANIMAL FROLICKING ABOUT 125 YARDS AWAY THROUGH THE WOODS. I COULD NOT IDENTIFY WHAT IT WAS. I AM THINKING A SQUIRREL.

 I WATCH SOME MORE EPISODES OF COBRA KAI. AGAIN , IT IS CHEESY AND THE ACTORS ARE PAR BUT IT BRINGS BACK GOOD FUN AND EMOTION WHEN THEY RETURN SOME OLD CHARACTERS. THEY ALSO DO A NICE JOB OF MIXING THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT.

 THE GFM PAGE IS OVER 20K. IF WE HIT OUR GOAL OF 25K WE ARE HOPING THIS WOULD BUY US ONE YEAR OF TIME. IF THE PANDEMIC IS STILL AFFECTING LIVE SHOWS THAN WE MUST THINK OF THE ALTERNATIVE OF SELLING.

  SPEAKING FO SELLING. A PERSPECTIVE BUYER WAS SHOWN THE NAIL TODAY AT 2PM. HE WANTS TO START A DISTILLERY. I WAS THINKING WHAT THE HELL COULD THIS PROPERTY POSSIBLY BE FOR THE FUTURE ? AND THOUGHT............A DISTILLERY MIGHT WORK.

 A NICE DINNER FOR THE 3 OF US. WE LISTEN TO MUSIC AND CHILL.

 THE 3 OF US WATCH A MOVIE ABOUT MISTER ROGERS CALLED ITS A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH TOM HANKS. IT WAS GOOD AND HEART WARMING BUT I THOUGHT THE MOVIE CONCENTRATED WAY TOO MUCH ON A FAMILY AND NOT THE LIFE OF MISTER RODGERS. IT DID ANSWER ONE QUESTION........HE WAS NOT AN ARMY SNIPER. EVERYTHING IS TRUE IN THE MOVIE INCLUDING THE RELATIONSHIP MR. ROGERS HAS WITH THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER. OF COURSE , SOME SCENES WERE VERY HOLLYWOODED BUT THE REPORTER SAYS OUR RELATIONSHIP IN THE MOVIE IS AS TRUE AS IT GETS.

 YOUNGEST GOES TO HER MASTER BEDROOM ( YES , I AM STILL SLEEPING IN THE BUNK BED ROOM ) TO PLAY , DRAW , USE THE ROKU , AND ZOOM WITH FRIENDS.

 WHEELS AND I WATCH 2 EPISODES OF FARGO. THEY WERE GOOD AND I HAVE  A LITTLE ISSUE OF HOW A MAIN SKITTISH WEAK CHARACTER COMPLETELY FLIPPED THE SWITCH. I GUESS THEY ARE PUSHING THAT A NEW FORMED CONFIDENCE CAN CHANGE A MAN'S LIFE. I DID LIKE HE TOTALLY BANGS HIS BULLY'S HOT WIFE DOGGY STYLE. THAT IS PRETTY DAMN GOOD PAY BACK FOR THE YEARS OF BEING BEATEN UP.

 I REMAIN UP AND WATCH 2 MORE EPISODES OF COBRA KAI BUT FALL ASLEEP DURING THE 2ND ONE. BRINGING BACK AN OLD FLAME / GIRLFRIEND IS PRETTY COOL. PLUS......SHE LOOKS REALLY DAMN GOOD. I HEAD TO BED IN THE BUNK BED ROOM.

 MY YOUNGEST GETS UP TO HUG ME GOOD NIGHT AND  AFTERWARDS I LET THE PUP IN HER ROOM. ALL I HEAR AS I CLOSE TO DOOR , " HEYYYYYYY YOU !!! " AND I SEE THE PUP WAGGING HER TAIL. I SLEEP PRETTY GOOD.

 I HEAR ROBERT PLANTE OF LED ZEPPELIN IS PLAYING AN OUTDOOR NEIGHBORHOOD SHOW. THIS IS MY FAVORITE BAND GROWING UP AND I HAVE TO ATTEND. IT WAS VERY EASY TO GET TICKETS AND I FIND OUT THE SHOW IS ON MY HOMETOWN STREET OF HEATHERWOOD ROAD. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT AND DRIVE OVER. I PARK IN MY PARENT'S DRIVEWAY THINKING THE HOUSE THROWING THE CONCERT WILL BE PACKED. I WALK TO THE HOUSE AND MY BROTHER IS THERE. THERE IS ONLY 20 PEOPLE TO SEE THE CONCERT. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

 CONTINUED - PLANTE HAS AN OPEN BAR AND FOOD FOR FANS IN THE HOUSE. A TON OF FOOD AND DRINKS ARE PLACED ON A LONG SERVER. MY BROTHER ASKS IF I WANT A BEER. HE GRABS ME A BUDWEISER BUT I SAY GET ME A STELLA ARTOIS. ROBERT PLANTE COMES IN THE HOUSE AND LOOKS DIRECTLY AT ME AND SAYS , " I CAN'T BELIEVE NO ONE IS HERE. I DON'T HAVE A 2ND SCRIPTER. HOW AM I GOING TO PERFORM WITHOUT A 2ND SCRIPTER ? " HE IS STILL LOOKING AT ME AND I REPLY , " ROBERT , " GO OUT AND PERFORM FOR THE FANS HERE LIKE IT WAS A FILLED STADIUM. " HE SHRUGS HIS SHOULDERS AND WALKS BACK OUTSIDE TO THE DUAL STAGE SET UP ON THE FRONT LAWN. MY BROTHER TURNS TO ME AND SAYS , " WHAT IS A SCRIPTER ? " I RESPOND , " HELL IF I KNOW. "

 CONTINUED - I SPEND A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME TRYING TO FIND A PHONE NUMBER FOR ANOTHER BROTHER WHO LIVES JUST 2 HOUSES AWAY FROM THIS OUTDOOR CONCERT. I HAVE TO TELL HIM ROBERT PLANTE IS PLAYING LITERALLY IN HIS BACK YARD. WHILE I AM LOOKING FOR MY BROTHER'S PHONE NUMBER 2 SMOKING HOT ITALIAN GIRLS IN SHORT MINISKIRTS ASK ME , " WHAT FAMILY DO YOU REPRESENT ? I ASSUME THEY ARE AFFILIATED WITH MOBSTERS LIKE THE TV SHOW MOB WIVES.  I SAY NOTHING. I STILL CAN NOT FIND MY BROTHER'S PHONE NUMBER. A GOOFY GUY ASKS ME WHAT MY NAME IS. I REPLY , " MY NAME IS CHRIS BUT SOME CALL ME BIG DADDY. WELL , AT LEAST THAT WAS 75 POUNDS AGO..............dream ends.

 FRIDAY     1 - 8 - 21

 I GIGGLED............AND........GIVE A THANK YOU GIFT TO AN ANGRY WOMAN.

 A FAMILY MEMBER TEXTS ME , " TOMMY BOY SOLD 20 THOUSAND BRAKE PADS !!! " ( IT'S A LINE FROM THE MOVIE TOMMY BOY BUT MY FAMILY MEMBER WAS TALKING ABOUT OUR GOFUNDNME PAGE GOING OVER 20K ).....CLEVER.

 MORE PROJECTS AND ONE WAS VERY SATISFYING. HERE THEY ARE :

 - ELDEST SPILLED APPLE JUICE ON CARPET IN MAIN ROOM. I NOTICED IT WAS WET AND ASKED WHEN THIS HAPPENED. WHEELS TELLS ME 3 DAYS AGO.  THE FLOOR IS COOL AND DOES NOT DRY ANYTHING WET SO I GOT OUR SMALL PORTABLE SHAMPOO VACUUM AND CLEANED THE AREA. I PLACED A FAN IN FRONT OF A HEATER AND BLEW THE AIR TOWARDS THE STAIN.

 - FOR THE 3RD TIME I PAINT LETTERS ON MY EXTERNAL KEYBOARD. I LET A FAN DRY THE INK FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS.

 - I USE CLEAR FINGER NAIL POLISH AND PAINT OVER THE KEYBOARD LETTERS I PAINTED 2 HOURS AGO. THIS SHOULD STOP THE LETTERS FROM FADING NO MATTER HOW OFTEN I USE THE KEYBOARD.

 - BOOK MORE BANDS TO STREAM. KINDA BUMMED BRUCE HORNSBY CAN'T DO A SHOW FOR US. THE AGENT CONTACTED ME.

 - BEEN PUSHING THIS PROJECT OFF FOR 4 DAYS NOW.........SO I TRY TO FIX IT. I TEXT MY TECH OUT IN NEW MEXICO. HE TELLS ME USING A METER WOULD BE THE FIRST THING HE DO. THIS COULD TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND I DON'T HAVE A METER TOOL. I SLIDE THE BIG DIG-DUG ARCADE MACHINE OUT , USE A LAMP FOR LIGHT , AND NOTICE THE RED POWER BULB IS OFF ON THE MOTHERBOARD. I SEEN THIS BEFORE AND CHANGE THE FUSES. I GO THROUGH EACH ONE AND HOLD EACH FUSE UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHT BULB. I PLUG THE MACHINE BACK IN AND IT POWERS UP. I TEXT THE TECH AND HE TEXTS BACK , " SCORE ! "

 - I PLAY AROUND WITH SOME TV REMOTES TO GET THEM TO WORK PROPERLY.

 I SETTLE IN AND WATCH AN EPISODE OF COBRA KAI. AGAIN....IT WAS GOOD.

 IT IS DEFINITELY A NICE LITTLE TINY LUXURY TO HAVE 3 ROKUS IN 3 DIFFERENT ROOMS.

 PLAY SOME INTERNET POKER.

 ALL OF US WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY. IT WAS VERY GOOD. LATER WE WATCHED SEASON 2 OPENER AND IT WAS JUST OKAY.

 TO LOCATE RIOTERS - I LIKE ONE NEWS STATION THAT SHOWS PROTESTERS. THEY WILL BE PROSECUTED FOR CRASHING THE CAPITOL. THEY SHOWED PICTURES AND THEIR NAMES. THEY ARE FUCKED.............GOOOOOO TRUMP !!!

 SPEAKING OF TRUMPSTERS , MAN ARE THEY COMING OUT OF THE WOOD WORK OVER THE WASHINGTON PROTEST. THEY CLAIM IT WAS ANTIFA AND NOT TRUMP SUPPORTERS WHO WERE VIOLENT. THERE IS ZERO EVIDENCE OF THIS SO FAR.

 TRUMP GETS SUSPENDED FROM TWITTER INDEFINITELY. HE ALSO ANNOUNCES HE WILL NOT BE AT BIDEN'S INAUGURAL. THIS WILL BE THE FOURTH TIME A PRESIDENT DOES THIS. THE LAST ONE DID THIS MORE THAN 120 YEARS AGO.

 WE HAVE AN AWESOME MEAL ALTOGETHER. WE GOT TREATED LIKE ROYALTY AND IT WAS EXCELLENT.  IT LITERALLY WAS THE BEST FOOD I HAVE BEEN SERVED IN A LONG TIME. PLUS IT WAS FUN ALL OF US TELLING STORIES AND JUST CHILLING.

 DRIVING HOME WE ENTER THE GATED COMMUNITY.  THE SAME ANGRY OLDER WOMAN IS THERE. TWO TIMES BEFORE I JOKINGLY ASKED HER IF SHE WANTS SOME WINE BEING IN THAT COLD BOOTH. WELL , I DID IT AGAIN. WE TALK BRIEFLY AND SHE LETS US IN. WE ARRIVE HOME AND ALL OF US DRIVE BACK ( WITH THE PUPPY ) AND GIVE HER A GLASS OF RED WINE. WE TALK AGAIN FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND JOKE. SHE THANKS US.

 A NEIGHBOR DRIVES HIS CAR ON OUR PATH AGAINST THE ONE WAY SIGN. HE STOPS AT OUR DECK STEPS. I KNOW WHO IT IS. HE HAD A FLAT TIRE ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO AND I HELPED HIM. HE IS A HUGE TRUMP SUPPORTER SO I PLAYED ALONG. HE HAD NO MASK AND KEPT COMING TOWARDS ME WHEN TALKING. FINALLY I SAID , " CAN WE JUST STAY 10 FEET APART WHILE WE TALK ? " HE THINKS THE ARMY SHOULD COME IN AND CONTROL THE WHITE HOUSE TO KEEP TRUMP IN THERE. JUST AS HE SAID THIS A CAR WITH 2 TRUMP FLAGS DRIVES BY AND I YELL , " GO TRUMP " !!! "

 WE SETTLE IN AND TRY TO WATCH A MOVIE CALLED JOJO RABBIT. WE LASTED ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

 WHEEL'S AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF FARGO. IT WAS VERY GOOD. THE KIDS GO OFF TO THEIR ROOMS TO PLAY AND SUCH.

 I TRY TO WATCH THE FINALE OF FARGO BUT FALL ASLEEP HALF WAY THROUGH.

 OFF TO BED AT 11PM. I SLEPT TO 3 AM. A CONSISTENT KNOCKING SOUND OF A TREE BANGING AGAINST OUR UPPER DECK WAS ANNOYING. NOW I NEED A MACGYVER TO STOP THAT.

 WHEELS AND I ARE IN A DORM ROOM AT A COLLEGE. WE ARE DOING A LIVE RADIO SHOW FROM HERE BUT NEED TO SET UP. OUR SECRETARY ASKS IF WE NEED ANY HELP BUT I TELL HER SHE CAN HEAD HOME EARLY AND WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE. I DO NOTICE I CAN NOT FIND OUR TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR THE SHOW. THERE IS A STORAGE AREA OUTSIDE SO WHEELS AND I WALK THERE IN THE RAIN. I WALK BY A HOUSE WITH A LONE WHITE RUSTY WHICKER CHAIR OUT ON THE CURB FOR THE TRASH MAN. I SAY TO WHEELS , " HEY , IS THIS OUR CHAIR ? " SHE GIGGLES.

 CONTINUED - WE ARRIVE AT THE STORAGE FACILITY BUT NEED TO WADE THROUGH 12 INCHES OF WATER FORMED BY THE HEAVY RAIN. ANOTHER PERSON WHO USES THIS FACILITY TOO SAYS , " HEY CHRIS , HOW'S IT GOING ? " WE TALK A LITTLE AND I HELP HIM UNLOAD BARSTOOLS FROM THE STORAGE AREA. IT IS UP HIGH ON A DECK AND WE LOWER EACH STOOL DOWN TO HIM. AS I GIVE HIM ONE STOOL HE YELLS OUT , " SCORPION ! " HE THROWS THE CRITTER ON THE GROUND AND WE WATCH IT SCAMPER AROUND. IT IS NOT REAL BIG BUT STILL DEADLY.

 CONTINUED - WE STILL CAN NOT FIND OUR CHAIRS AND TABLES. THE GUY I HELPED NOW JUMPS UP TO SEARCH THE STORAGE SPACE. I AM BELOW NOW AND HE WALKS OVER AND SAYS , " OPEN YOUR HANDS. " I CUP MY HANDS TOGETHER AND HE DROPS SOMETHING IN THEM. IT IS A FRICKIN' TARANTULA. I PRETTY MUCH IMMEDIATELY DROP IT BUT I SEND IT FLYING TOWARDS THE SCORPION. THE TWO INSECTS IMMEDIATELY BATTLE EACH OTHER TO THE DEATH. THE TARANTULA IS MUCH BIGGER AND HAS THE UPPER HAND...OR SHOULD I SAY LEGS. IT PINS THE SCORPION DOWN WITH IS MOUTH AND FANGS INTO IT. IT USES 2 LEGS FOR GROUND SUPPORT SO IT WILL NOT MOVE AND THAN IT DOES SOMETHING WEIRD. HE PLACES THE REST OF ITS LEGS STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR. IT MAKES A PERFECT LETTER " I " WHILE PINNING THE SCORPION TO THE GROUND. THE WHOLE TIME THESE 2 INSECTS WERE FIGHTING I WAS DESCRIBING IT LIKE AN ANNOUNCER WATCHING A BOXING MATCH. EVEN MORE WEIRD ONCE THE SCORPION WAS POISONED AND IMMOBILIZED THE TARANTULA LIFTS JUST ONE LEG IN THE AIR LIKE A VICTORY SIGN.

 CONTINUED - WE LEAVE THE STORAGE FACILITY AND STILL CAN'T FIND OUR TABLES AND CHAIRS. WE WALK BACK AND DISCUSS OUR OPTIONS ON HOW TO DO THE RADIO SHOW WITHOUT TABLES AND CHAIRS.........dream ends.

  SATURDAY        1 - 9 - 21

 " WHERE THERE IS LOVE....THERE IS LIFE " ( M.G. ).   TODAY , I FELT THAT LOVE AND HEARD IT.

 WHEN YOU FEEL HORRIBLE ABOUT EVERYTHING AND NOTHING CAN BE SEEN IN THE FORMIDABLE FUTURE IT DOWN RIGHT SUCKS. IT DEPRESSES YOU BIG TIME. MUCH OF THE WORLD IS FEELING THIS. THAN.....ALONG COMES A DAY LIKE THIS TO REJUVENATE YOUR SPIRIT.

 SLEPT BAD SO WHAT IS NEW. ALL I KEPT THINKING WAS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND. WHAT IS UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME WAS I DID NOT HAVE TO DO IT ALONE. I HAD SOMEONE TO HELP , SHARE , AND PUSH ME.........MY YOUNGEST. BEFORE I WENT TO BED TONIGHT I TOLD HER , " I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME TODAY. IT TRULY MEANS SO MUCH. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS. " WE HUGGED.

 HERE WAS OUR DAY :

 - WE LOAD UP VERY LIMITED THINGS , TAKE THE PUP WITH US , STOP AT THE GARBAGE DUMP , AND HEAD SOUTH.

 - DURING THE RIDE WE TALKED ABOUT MUSIC , INVESTING , STORIES OF WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND SHE NEVER HEARD BEFORE , FAMILY , PEOPLE , AND MORE. IT WAS AN 80 MINUTE RIDE AND IT FELT LIKE 8 MINUTES.

 - WE ARRIVE HOME AND SETTLE IN. I BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE THINGS GOING BACK NORTH. I ALSO MAKE DINNER FOR US. WE TALK AND WATCH SOME TV WHILE IN THE KITCHEN ( LOVE HAVING A TV IN THE KITCHEN )

 - WE HEAD TO THE NAIL AND MEET THE BAND ALONG WITH A STREAMING TECH AND HOLLYWOOD WHO DROPS OFF MORE " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS. ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE HERE TO HELP US.

 - WE SET UP 2 LIVE STREAM SHOWS AND THE MUSIC STARTS ON TIME. THE BAND THANKED ME 10 TIMES IN WHICH I ALWAYS REPLIED , " NO........THANK YOU. " THEY GOT TO PLAY OUT AND WE GOT PROMOTION FOR OUR GFM PAGE.

 - MY YOUNGEST HELPED BARTEND AND IT SURPRISED ME WHEN SHE SAID , " I LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO BARTEND. " I CAN SEE WHY. WITH 5 PEOPLE IN THE BAR SHE MADE $68 IN 55 MINUTES.

 - WE HUNG OUT WITH HOLLYWOOD FOR A LITTLE BIT AFTER THE SHOW. I FEEL I HAVE TOO PLUS HE IS SUCH A BLAST TO LISTEN TOO. HE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN MUSIC , BUSINESS , AND LIFE. PLUS HE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.

 - DURING THE STREAM I TOOK A RIDE TO PICK UP A LIQUOR ORDER.

 - BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE NAIL WE STOPPED AT GOT GAS.

 - WE CLOSE UP AND HEAD HOME. I WAS HAPPY I GOT THE LIQUOR ORDER AND GAS EARLIER. PLUS , HOLLYWOOD LOVES BRANDY. SO MY YOUNGEST DID THE BARTENDING. THEY LOVED HER.

 - AGAIN , IT JUST FELT SO GOOD THAT MY DAUGHTER AND BAND FRIENDS WERE SO COMMITTED IN HELPING US.

 BACK HOME WE CHILL AND WATCH 3 SHORT EPISODES OF THE HISTORY OF SWEAR WORDS. THEY WERE VERY GOOD.

  MY YOUNGEST GOES TO HER ROOM TO DO ART STUFF WHILE I WATCH SOME FOOTBALL GAMES.

 SLEPT IN MY BIG BED. IT WAS NICE INSTEAD OF A TINY BUNK BED I HAVE BEEN USING. UNFORTUNATELY I DID WAKE UP AT 1AM AND 2 AM. I FORCED MYSELF TO STAY IN BED UNTIL 7AM. ONE THING THAT SUCKED IS I REMEMBERED A VERY COOL DREAM. THREE HOURS LATER WHILE DOING THIS BLOG.....I FORGOT IT.

 GLEN MACNOW , THE SPORTS TALK SHOW HOST ON 94.1 WYSP FACEBOOK SHARED THE " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRT LINK.

 SUNDAY        1 - 10 - 21

 SINGING TO WAITRESSES............

 EARLY MORNING DO MY THING AND TALK TO SOME FAMILY.

 THE MCDONALDS NEAR US JUST BLOWS. THE LAST TIME I WENT THERE WAS 2 YEARS. SO , I GAVE THEM A SHOT. THEY STILL BLOW. THEY WERE OUT OF PRODUCT AND EXTREMELY SLOW SERVICE AGAIN. ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS A GET A BREAKFAST SANDWICH FOR MY YOUNGEST.

 BACK HOME I CONTINUE TO LOAD OUR VAN AND PREP FOP ANOTHER LIVE STREAM SHOW AT THE NAIL.

 YOUNGEST HAS BREAKFAST AND WE HEAD TO THE NAIL. I HAVE THE VAN 95% PACKED AND READY TO GO.

 WE DO THE LIVE STREAM AND HEAD OUT BY 1:45PM.

 ON THE ROAD BY 2PM WE MAKE GREAT TIME GOING NORTH. I HAD PLANNED ON VISITING A COUSIN AND ORDERING FOOD BUT HE WAS NOT AT HIS PIZZERIA.

 WE ARRIVE AND UNLOAD. I BROUGHT UP TOOLS , SUPPLIES , AND A COFFEE TABLE WITH GRANITE INSERTS. WE DECIDE TO USE IT UP HERE AND TAKE HOME AN OLD WOOD BENCH THAT WAS SERVING AS A SEMI-COFFEE TABLE ON THE WOOD STOVE SIDE.

 ALL OF US SETTLE IN AND WHEELS ON HER PRE-BIRTHDAY ( BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW ) DECIDES TO GO OUT TO DINNER. SHE MAKE RESERVATIONS AND THIS STARTED A VERY FUN NIGHT.

 HERE'S HOW IT WENT :

 - DURING THE DRIVE WE EACH GET A TURN PICKING SONGS VIA OUR KIDS SPOTIFY ACCOUNT AND USING THE VAN'S BLUE TOOTH. IT IS A LOT OF FUN.

 - ARRIVE AT ADELINA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT. ONE THING BOTHERS US.....WE CAN NOT FIGURE OUT A SONG NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WE HUM THE LYRICS. WE USE GOOGLE AND A SONG RECOGNITION APP BUT IT DOES NOT HELP. IT IS TOTALLY BOTHERING US.

 - OUR WAITRESS IS ADORABLE AND WE ORDER APPETIZERS AND DRINKS. EXCELLENT GARLIC BREAD COMES OUT ALONG WITH EXCELLENT BRUSHETTA AND ASPARAGUS SOUP. THERE WAS ONE COUPLE IN THE ROOM WITH US BUT THEY LEFT AFTER 15 MINUTES. WE HAD ONE WHOLE SIDE TO OURSELVES. IT WAS PERFECT.

 - OF COURSE I HAVE TO PLAY WITH OUR ADORABLE WAITRESS. I ASK HER HOW SHE IS WITH THE GAME " NAME THAT TUNE ". SHE REPLIES SHE LIKES IT. SO.............I HUM THE LYRICS TO HER......" DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DODO DODODO DO ". SHE KNOWS THE SONG IS VERY FAMILIAR BUT CAN NOT IDENTIFY IT. WE ARE ALL LAUGHING ESPECIALLY MY KIDS AND WHEELS WHO ARE WATCHING ME HUM THE WORDS TO HER. I ASK THE WAITRESS TO BRING THE WHOLE STAFF SO " WE " CAN HUM THE SONG TO THEM. WE MUST FIGURE OUT THIS SONG !!

 - OUR MEALS COME OUT.......3 ENTREES OF SIRLOIN STUFFED WITH SHRIMP WITH MASH POTATOES AND BROCCOLI AND 1 MANICOTTI ENTREE. I TELL MY YOUNGEST WHEN SHE ORDERED , " YOU'RE ITALIAN , YOU DON'T SAY MANICOTTI. YOU SAY MON-EH-GUT......WITH YOUR HAND PINCHED IN THE AIR AND WAVING A LITTLE LIKE IN THE GODFATHER MOVIE ". SHE LAUGHS.

 - THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT.

 - OUR WAITRESS IS NOT OFF THE HOOK WITH HELPING US ACKNOWLEDGE THE SONG. OUR YOUNGEST REMEMBERS ANOTHER VERSE SO ALL 4 OF US NOW HUM THE SONG TO HER. SHE LAUGHS AND STILL CAN NOT IDENTIFY IT.

 - ANOTHER WAITRESS BRINGS OUT A SMALL DESERT WITH A CANDLE ON IT. WHILE WHEELS USED THE BATHROOM OUR ELDEST ASKED THE STAFF FOR A BIRTHDAY CANDLE DESERT. WE SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITH 2 WAITRESSES NOW. WHEN WHEELS BLOWS OUT THE CANDLE I ASK THE 2ND WAITRESS WHO IS A CUTE SHORT FUN WAITRESS WITH A GREAT LAUGH TO WAIT JUST ONE MINUTE.

 - I ASK THE 2ND WAITRESS HOW SHE IS AT " NAME THAT TUNE ? " SHE SAYS SHE LIKES THE GAME. SO AGAIN ALL 4 OF US HUM THE SONG TO HER AND THE 2ND VERSE WE REMEMBERED. WE ALL HUM AND GIGGLE WHILE DOING IT. THE WAITRESS SCREAMS .........AND WAVES HER HANDS UP IN THE AIR AND YELLS !!!! , " THAT IS HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF BY DURAN DURAN !!! " WE ALL LAUGH AND CONFIRM WITH OUR SCREAMING YESSSSSS!!!!!  WE CAN HEAR MORE LAUGHTER IN THE  BACK KITCHEN AREA WITH OTHER WORKERS.

 - WE THANK THE 2ND WAITRESS AND ALL OF US ENJOYED LAUGHING AND FINALLY FIGURING OUT THE SONG. I JOKINGLY SAY , " WHEN WE LEAVE ALL OF US WILL HUM YOU ANOTHER SONG TO GUESS " THE KIDS AND WHEELS SAY , " OH NO WE WON'T , YOU WILL "...........SHE GIGGLES AND CONFIRMS .... ITS ON.

 - WE FINISH UP AND TAKE A TON OF FOOD HOME. WE PAY THE BILL AND SAY OUR GOODBYES.

 - AS WE ARE LEAVING THE SMALL FUN WAITRESS SAYS TO US , " HEY WHAT'S MY SONG TO GUESS ? " NOW THE COOKS , THE MANAGER , OTHER WAITRESS , AND HER ARE WATCHING US. SO , I TURN TO WHEELS AND THE KIDS AND WE HUM A SONG. I BEGIN TO DANCE DURING THE SONG. SHE CAN NOT GUESS IT SO ALL OF US AFTER HUMMING SING OUT THE WORDS LOUDLY , ........." WE CAN DANCE IF WE WANT TO. WE CAN LEAVE YOUR FRIENDS BEHIND. 'CAUSE IF THEY DON'T AND IF THEY DON'T DANCE. WELL , THEY'RE NO FRIEND OF MINE.....WE CAN DANCE WE CAN DANCE.....EVERYBODY PULL DOWN YOUR PANTS " ( OKAY , I ADDED THAT LYRIC IN AS I DANCED AND PRETENDED TO PULL MY PANTS DOWN.)

 - THE ENTIRE STAFF IS LAUGHING AND SHE CAN NOT IDENTIFY THE SONG. I YELL OUT , " MAN IN HATS THE SAFETY DANCE SONG !!! " AGAIN , THE STAFF LAUGHS OUT LOUD AND SO DO WE. WE LEAVE LIKE GEORGE CANSTANZA TELLING A GOOD JOKE ON THE SEINFELD TV SERIES. NOW THAT WAS FUN.

 - WE DRIVE HOME AND AGAIN LISTEN TO SONGS.

 AT HOME THE PUP IS OVERJOYED TO SEE ALL OF US. SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHO TO SAY HELLO TO.........US OR OUR DOGGY BAGS.

 THE KIDS ACCESS THEIR BLUE TOOTH SPEAKER AND WE PICK SONGS THE WHOLE NIGHT. OUR ELDEST MAKES DRINKS AND SHOTS FOR US THE WHOLE NIGHT TOO. WE ARE SINGING AND DANCING......TOO MUCH FUN.

 WE PLAY CARD GAMES ALL NIGHT WHILE LISTENING TO EXCELLENT MUSIC. OF COURSE I LOSE EVERY GAME WHICH IS FUNNY IN ITSELF.

 FRIENDS OF OUR ELDEST FACE-TIME WITH US AND WE TELL STORIES. ONE HAS COVID AND HAS TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS. WE TELL STORIES AND JOKES AND THEY SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WHEELS AT MIDNIGHT ALONG WITH US.

 I HAVE THE STEELERS GAME ON. MAN DID THEY SHIT THE BED EARLY AND COULD NEVER RECOVER. THEY LOSE TO THE BROWNS....WHO AIN'T NO JOKE ANYMORE.

 I ALLOW OUR YOUNGEST TO HAVE A BLACK BERRY WHITE CLAW. NOW SHE DID NOT BELIEVE ME BECAUSE I HAVE TESTED HER , HER SISTER , AND FRIENDS HUNDREDS OF TIMES....AND ALWAYS AND I MEAN ALWAYS SAY " NO ".  I NEVER EVER SAY YES TO UNDERAGE DRINKING ESPECIALLY WITH OUR KIDS. I ASK HER IF SHE WOULD LIKE A WHITE CLAW. SHE IS SUPER RELUCTANT AND SAYS VERY VERY SLOWLY , " NOOOOOOOOO ? " I STARE AT HER AND SAY , " OK , THIS IS NOT A TEST. LET'S PINKY SWEAR. " WE PICKY SWEAR AND I ALLOW HER TO HAVE THE WHITE CLAW WITH WHEELS PERMISSION TOO. WE ALL LAUGH AND THE KIDS ARE ASTONISHED.

 TEN MINUTES LATER I ASK ALL OF US TO ALL PINKY SWEAR TOGETHER. WE ALL INTERLOCK PINKIES IN A CIRCLE AND I SAY , " OKAY , I AM ALLOWING OUR YOUNGEST TO HAVE A WHITE CLAW TONIGHT ON MOM'S BIRTHDAY. BUT......THIS STAYS HERE AND ONLY HERE BETWEEN THESE 4 WALLS. NO SOCIAL MEDIA AND NO TELLING FRIENDS AT ALL....AGREED ? "

 ELDEST IMMEDIATELY REPLIES BEFORE I AM EVEN DONE TALKING  , " I ALREADY TOLD MY FRIEND " M " "

 YOUNGEST REPLIES INSTANTLY TOO , " I ALREADY GROUP TEXTED MY FRIENDS. "

    I YELL OUT , " OH C'MONNNNNNNNNN !!!! " WE ALL LAUGH AND THEY CHEER WITH THEIR HANDS UP IN THE AIR.

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHEELS. THAT WAS A FUN NIGHT.

 MONDAY      1 - 11 - 21 ( WHEELS' BIRTHDAY )

 PROJECTS , FUN , AND A NEW SHOW TO WATCH.

 EAGLES FIRE COACH PEDERSON. I FIND IT A LITTLE SURPRISING BUT THERE WERE MANY TIMES I SAID WHILE WATCHING AN EAGLE'S GAME , " OH MY GOD THE PLAY CALLING IS HORRIBLE. "

 COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WAS FUN BETWEEN ALABAMA AND OHIO STATE. AND BY FUN I MEAN BEFORE THE GAME STARTED. THE TIDE ROLLS 52 - 24 FOR THEIR 18TH TITLE.

 NOT FOLLOWING THE 76ERS MUCH BUT THEY LOST AGAIN. STARTED OUT GREAT BUT THE LAST 3 GAMES NOT SO GOOD.

 CALLED MY OLDEST LIVING AUNT TODAY. WE TALKED FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. SHE IS HAVING SURGERY SO I THOUGHT IT BE RIGHT TO GIVE HER A RING..........EVEN THOUGH MY DAD CALLED TO SUGGEST IT.

 SOME LITTLE PROJECTS LIKE CHECKING THE LOCK BOX , SEWING A POCKET ON A SWEAT SHORT ( YES ...MANLY I KNOW ) , LAYING DOWN AN OUTDOOR MAT , AND PAINTING HORSE SHOE PIT POLES ALONG WITH INSTALLING THEM WERE DONE TODAY. YEP.........RENTERS REMOVED AND TOOK THEM. LUCKILY , I HAD BACK-UP POLES UNDER OUR DECK.

 A SLIGHTLY BIGGER JOB WAS A HUGE TREE WAS LEANING AGAINST OUR BALCONY DECK. THIS IS A LOT OF WEIGHT AND PRESSURE AGAINST THE DECK AND THE HOUSE. I DECIDED NOT TO TOUCH OR HURT THE TREE SO I CUT OUT SOME OF THE NON-BEARING WEIGHT BEAM FRONTS OF THE DECK. I USED A SAWZ SALL AND CUT A SMALL PART OF THE INSIGNIFICANT FRONT FASCIA BEAM AND SLIVERED A SPINDLE. THE TREE IS NOW FREE OF THE DECK. THIS WHOLE PROJECT STARTED BECAUSE ON WINDY DAYS THE TREE WOULD MAKE A BANGING NOISE AGAINST THE DECK AND HOUSE. THE NOISE WAS IRRITATING BUT I WAS THINKING EVENTUALLY IT COULD DAMAGE THE STRUCTURE OF THE HOME.

 YESTERDAY , THE GUYS OUT ON THE LAKE ICE FISHING FOR 8 HOURS WERE HARD CORE. WE DID SEE THEM CATCH FISH.

 DID YOU KNOW 4 INCHES OF FROZEN ICE IS SAFE TO WALK ON ? ..........14 INCHES FOR A VEHICLE.

  MY SLEEPING HABITS FORCE ME SOMETIMES TO TAKE ABOUT A 40 MINUTE POWER NAP. AGAIN , THE BUNK BED IS NOT THE BEST BUT IT IS NOT BAD EITHER.

 TO PRONOUNCE , IS IT " EEE-THERE " OR " EYE-THERE " ?

 FOR WHEELS BIRTHDAY WE HEAD TO DAMON'S BBQ. WE HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES AND ALWAYS FEEL COMFORTABLE. WE HAD A TON OF LEFTOVERS FOR THE RIDE HOME. AGAIN , LISTENING TO MUSIC WAS FUN.

 BACK HOME WE PLAY KNOCK RUMMY AND THINK ABOUT OUR PASSED FRIEND WALTER WHO SHOWED US THIS GAME. I REALLY MISS THAT GENTLE GIANT. WE ALSO PLAYED PRESIDENT AND 7'S WHICH IS FUN TOO.

 THE KIDS TURN US ON TO A VERY FUN AND ENTERTAINING SHOW. THE EPISODES ARE 18 - 24 MINUTES LONG. IT IS CALLED CARPOOL KARAOKE WITH JAMES CORDEN ON YOUTUBE ( CAN ACCESS FREE WITH JUST AN EMAIL ) . OH MY GOD THEY ARE FUN , CLEVER , AND VERY ENTERTAINING. WE KEPT THINKING , " HOW COOL WOULD IT BE SINGING IN YOUR CAR WITH....... PINK , MILE CYRUS , MICHELLE OBAMA , BTS , LADY GAGA , WILL SMITH , ELTON JOHN , SELENA GOMEZ , BRUNO MARS , AND KATY PERRY. " YEP , WE WATCHED THAT MANY AND THEY WERE EXCELLENT. HOST CORDEN KNOWS EVERY WORD SUNG BY EACH GUEST'S SONG AND HE INCORPORATES OTHER FUNS THINGS THAN JUST RIDING IN A CAR AND SINGING. IT IS VERY CLEVER AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING IT OUT.

 I COULD NOT BELIEVE I STAYED UP TO MIDNIGHT BUT IT IS WAS SO MUCH FUN TO HANG WITH THE KIDS , PUPPY , AND WHEELS.

 TUESDAY NIGHT - ANOTHER BAND STREAMS FOR OUR CAUSE. THE RE-UNION OF FAT COBRA STARTS AT 8PM. ALSO , IF YOU PRE-ORDERED SAVE THE NAIL TEE SHIRTS THEY WERE DROPPED OFF AT THE NAIL AND READY FOR PICK UP. CALL FIRST TO SEE IF YOURS IS IN. WE WILL BE OPEN FROM 7PM TO 10PM.

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  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEEP PRETTY GOOD. I THINK BACK HOME I DID NOT HAVE ANY BOOZE WHICH MAY HAVE HELPED. I DID HAVE TWO 22 OUNCE BEERS OF BLUE MOON AND GOOSE ISLAND AT DINNER. I COULD BARELY FINISH MY 2ND ONE. THOUGH IT IS ONLY 6 OUNCES MORE THAN A NORMAL PINT I WILL NOT ORDER LARGE ONES AGAIN........TOO FILLING.

 AN OLD REGULAR HIP HOP LOVER NAMED A.D. COMES TO ME ABOUT A SONG PROJECT. WE PRODUCE A SONG TOGETHER AND IT IS PRETTY GOOD TO SAY THE LEAST. I PLAY IT ON OUR RADIO SHOW AND HOWARD STERN GETS WIND OF IT. HE TOTALLY LOVES THE SONG AND HAS A MEETING WITH US.  I GET ALONG GREAT WITH HOWARD AND WE JOKE AND TALK. HE IS MORE BUSINESS OFF MICROPHONE. AT THE END OF THE MEETING HE TELLS ME HE WILL AIR HIS SONG ON HIS RADIO SHOW ON SIRIUS. THIS IS A BIG DEAL BECAUSE HE NEVER PLAYS FULL SONGS. I THANK HIM TWICE AND WE LEAVE HIS STUDIO OFFICE.............dream ends.

 TUESDAY      1 - 12 - 21

 YEP.....I GOT EMOTIONAL AGAIN.

 I THINK I SAID 50 TIMES , " THIS IS THE BEST TIME AND I LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH. WE SEEN ONE PERSON IN OVER A WEEK STAYING HERE. "

 YES , I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BEING HERE IN THE POCONOS. IT IS SO TRANQUIL , PEACEFUL , AND JUST DOWN RIGHT CALMING. WE NOW HAVE 3 ROKU'S PLUS A ROKU READY TV. IT LITERALLY IS THE BEST FOR WATCHING ALL KINDS OF PROGRAMS FOR FREE BASICALLY.

 WE HAVE ENJOYED REALLY GOOD FOOD , GOOD MUSIC , GOOD TV PROGRAMS , AND FUN CARD GAMES ALONG WITH A TON OF LAUGHS. ALL OF US BEING HERE IS REALLY SPECIAL TO ME.

 BUT......WE HAVE TO ROLL BACK HOME FOR A LIVE STREAM SHOW TONIGHT.

 WE LOAD UP AND CLEAN THE HOUSE. WE GET ON THE ROAD AND WE FORGET TO LOCK THE DEAD BOLT ON THE BACK DOOR , TURN LIGHTS ON , AND SET THE ALARM. WE DRIVE BACK AND DO THIS.

 NOW , WE'RE ON THE ROAD AND WE GET HOME. WE FORGOT THE DOG BELLS HANGING ON THE FRONT DOOR KNOB.....CRAP.

 WE MADE VERY GOOD TIME AND I LOVE THIS NEW MINIVAN. WE PLAYED SONGS AGAIN AND IT WAS SO ENJOYABLE. THE KIDS CHOOSING SONGS FROM THE 70'S TO 80'S WAS HILARIOUS. OUR ELDEST SAID , " MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW US LIKE YOU THINK YOU DO. "

 WE UNLOAD AND A 100 BLUE BERRIES FALL ON THE DRIVEWAY. THE PUP HAD A GOOD TIME LAPPING THEM UP.

 WE SETTLE IN AND HAVE SOME LEFTOVERS. ALL VERY GOOD.

 I HEAD TO A BAND MEMBER'S HOUSE TO PICK UP A DEVICE FOR MAKING STREAMING BETTER IN QUALITY.

 AT THE NAIL I SET-UP , GET THE HEAT ON , AND FIND MY KEYS......NICE.

 THE BAND FAT COBRA ROLLS IN. THEY SET UP AND " HOLLYWOOD " HELPS US FIGURE OUT THE NEW DEVICE. UNFORTUNATELY , IT DOES NOT WORK. WE DECIDE TO TAKE 2 TECHNICIANS ADVICE AND USE A CELL PHONE FOR STREAMING. WE SET THE VOLUME ON LOWEST AND MOVE THE CAMERA BACK FROM OUR USUAL POSITION. BOTH MY DAUGHTERS RUN THE WHOLE STREAM SHOW ALONG WITH SETTING UP THE LINKS AND BARTENDING.

 THE BAND STARTS AND PEOPLE BEGIN WATCHING AND COMMENTING. MY KIDS ARE SO EXCITED THAT OVER A 100 PEOPLE WATCHED LIVE AND OVER 2,000 VIEWED THE VIDEO IN UNDER 12 HOURS. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT EITHER.

 A COUSIN CAME IN TO PICK UP HIS " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRT. WE TALKED AND I MADE HIM WINGS. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HIM.

 76ERS WITH A NICE COMEBACK WIN.

 THE NIGHT ROLLED ON AND PEOPLE COMMENTING WAS BOTH FUN AND HEARTWARMING. OVER 100 PEOPLE REALLY CARED ABOUT THE NAIL. IT WAS GETTING ME UPSET THAT STRANGERS WERE SUPPORTING OUR PLIGHT........BUT BEING EMOTIONAL IN A GOOD WAY. IT WAS FLAT OUT AWESOME.

 I WAS VERY HAPPY MY KIDS HELPED RUN THE ENTIRE SHOW ALONG WITH BARTENDING. OUR ELDEST MADE $150 IN 2 HOURS.  THAT WAS NICE TO SEE THEM TIP WELL SINCE I GAVE THEM FREE PBR POUNDERS ALL NIGHT.

 SO THE NIGHT CONTINUES AND SEEING MY KIDS HAVING A GREAT TIME MINGLING WITH BAND MEMBERS WAS SO SPECIAL. THEY GREW UP SO FAST. I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY KIDS WERE RUNNING AN ENTIRE SHOW.

 EVERYONE HEADS OUT AND I LET MY KIDS LEAVE TOO. I CLOSE UP BUT HANG OUT WITH HOLLYWOOD FOR 2 MORE HOURS. AGAIN , I FEEL OBLIGATED BECAUSE HE HAS GONE FAR ABOVE THE BAR TO STREAM TONIGHT AND PUT THE TEE SHIRT SALES TOGETHER. HE IS REALLY FUNNY TO HANG WITH TOO.

 I HEAD HOME AND WAS FEELING PRETTY GOOD. HOLLYWOOD LIKING APRICOT BRANDY IS NOT GOOD FOR BOTH OF US.....ALONG WITH SOME BLUE MOONS.

 AT HOME I BASICALLY HEAD RIGHT TO BED. THIS WAS A PHENOMENAL NIGHT AND BEST SHOW SO FAR. IT ALMOST FELT NORMAL.

 A FRIEND D.S. IS SELLING DRUGS TO A FRIEND OF MY ELDEST. I SEE 20 DOLLAR BILLS BEING TRANSFERRED BY HAND. IT KINDA ANNOYS ME I ASK HIM HE SHOULDN'T BE DOING THAT ESPECIALLY HERE. AS I AM SAYING THIS MY ELDEST FRIEND COLLAPSES TO THE GROUND. WE ATTEND TO HIM AND I TELL D.S. NOT TO SELL DRUGS HERE ANYMORE. HE SAYS , " IF YOU CAN FIGURE OUT HOW THIS ORIGAMI ART I MADE IS FOLDED I WILL STOP SELLING DRUGS. HE UNFOLDS IT AND MY YOUNGEST STEPS IN AND SAYS , " I WILL PUT IT BACK TOGETHER. " SHE FOLLOWS THE CREASED LINES AND FIGURES IT OUT. D.S. SAYS , " THAT'S NOT FAIR FOLLOWING MY FOLDED LINES TO RECONSTRUCT IT. " HE HANDS HER A NEW PIECE OF PAPER AND MY KID RECONSTRUCTS IT. HE SCUFFS AND LEAVES THE BAR.

 CONTINUED - MY YOUNGEST AND I TAKE A WALK AFTER SHE SOLVED THE ORIGAMI ARTWORK. WE WALK ALONG WOOD PLANKS LEADING TO THE BEACH AND OCEAN. IN VERY SHORT TIME I SEE HUGE WHALES BREACHING THE OCEAN WATER. I FREAK OUT AND WE QUICK WALK TO SEE MORE  ANIMALS LIKE DOLPHINS AND KILLER WHALES. PEOPLE ARE LOVING THE SIGHTS OF THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. ON A PIER GOING OUT INTO THE OCEAN MANY CURIOUS VIEWERS WATCH THE WHALES BREACHING ALONG WITH THE KILLER WHALES AND DOLPHINS.

 CONTINUED - SUDDENLY A PORTION OF THE PIER BREAKS OFF WITH PEOPLE ON IT. THEY DO NOT KNOW WHETHER TO JUMP AND SWIM TO THE BEACH OR STAY ON THE DETACHED PIER AND HOPE IT STAYS AFLOAT. THE PROBLEM IS KILLER WHALES WERE IN THE WATER. I SAY TO MY YOUNGEST , " THIS IS NOT GOOD "...............dream ends.

  WEDNESDAY     1 - 13 - 21

 THE BIG NEWS....TRUMP GETS IMPEACHED AGAIN. TO ME IT MAKES NO SENSE SINCE HE IS LEAVING OFFICE IN ONE WEEK. I GUESS THE DEMOCRATS DO NOT WANT HIM TO EVER BE IN POLITICS AGAIN. HE IS THE ONLY PRESIDENT TO BE IMPEACHED TWICE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. 10 REPUBLICANS STEPPED UP AND VOTED YES.

 I AM SURE THE TRUMPSTERS WILL BE PISSED OFF BIG TIME. CRASHING THE CAPITOL LAST WEDNESDAY WAS UNFORGIVEABLE ESPECIALLY SINCE 5 PEOPLE DIED. BUT I AM SURE TRUMP SUPPORTERS WILL SPIN IT ANOTHER WAY BLAMING FAKES NEWS OR WHITE SUPREMACISTS. WHAT I DON'T GET IS THE TRUMPSTERS SCREAM FAKE NEWS ALL THE TIME. SO , WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR FACTS FROM ?

 ON THE SAME LINE OF THOUGHT......PEOPLE ARE POSTING CARSON WENTZ GOT COACH PEDERSON FIRED. AGAIN , WHERE ARE THE FACTS ?

 FLYERS START SEASON WITH A WIN OVER THE PENGUINS 6 - 3.

 FAT COBRA LIVE STREAM VIDEO POSTED BY MY DAUGHTERS ON FACEBOOK HAS REACH ALMOST 3,000 VIEWS.......PRETTY COOL.

 OUTSIDE I WALK THE PUP IN THE BACK YARD. CARS DO NOT GO UP OUR STREET TOO OFTEN ESPECIALLY AT 7AM.  I DECIDE TO USE NATURE AND PEE BY OUR TREE. I SEE A CAR TURN THE CORNER AND FIGURE IT WILL JUST KEEP GOING BY OUR HOUSE.......NOPE. STOPS AT OUR DRIVEWAY FOR AT LEAST 30 SECONDS. GOD I WAS SO PISSED SO I JUST KEPT PISSING. I MEAN COME ON....WHAT ARE THE CHANCES ?

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.....KINDA SAD THOUGH. A LADY WAS GIVING AWAY A WHOLE APARTMENT FULL OF FURNITURE AND MORE. MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP WENT WITH ME.  WE ARRIVED AT THESE MAGNIFICENT APARTMENT BUILDINGS CALLED SHANNONNDELL. I MEAN ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT WITH A GATED GUARD. WE TALKED TO THE WOMAN AND SHE HAD TO MOVE HER MOTHER TO AN ASSISTED LIVING HOME LEAVING HER TO GET RID OF BASICALLY EVERYTHING. THIS IS A BIG TASK. ALL THE STUFF WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND I FELT BAD FOR HER.  SHE EVEN SHOWED US A $5,000 ARMOIRE THAT SHE WAS GIVING AWAY FOR FREE. IT WAS BIG AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I FELT BAD I COULD NOT HELP A LITTLE MORE. WE TOOK A TABLE AND A CLOCK RADIO.

 I DRIVE MY YOUNGEST TO THE EYE DOCTOR. WHILE SHE IS THERE I GO TO THE NAIL TO CHANGE THE MARQUEE , REMOVE THE LEGS FROM THE TABLE , GRAB SOME CLIP BOARDS , AND POOP. YEP........A MAJOR SPLASH DOWN OCCURRED JUST IN TIME. IT WAS A 3 ALARMER.

 HERE'S A BAD VISUAL. THE NAIL PHONE RINGS AND I PENGUIN WADDLE OVER TO THE PHONE FROM THE BATHROOM. YEP , MY PANTS WERE AT MY ANKLES. THE REST I WILL LEAVE TO YOUR IMAGINATION.

 LEAVE NAIL AND PICK UP MY YOUNGEST. WE ARRIVE HOME AND SHE PLAYS WITH THE PUP OUTSIDE WHILE I UNLOAD THE TABLE AND DO THE TASK OF PICKING UP DOG POOP WHICH I HAVEN'T DONE IN A WEEK. I ASKED MY KID TO DO IT BUT SHE SAID , " UHHHH , THAT JOB IS MORE SUITED TO YOU. I WILL PASS. " SHE CONTINUES TO PLAY WITH THE PUP. I FINISH AND PUT EVERYTHING AWAY AFTER CLEANING UP AT LEAST 10 " GIFTS " FROM OUR DOG. THE PUP HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR. RIGHT BEFORE WE HEAD INSIDE......SHE POOPS.

 INSIDE I WATCH AN EPISODE OF LETTERKENNY. IT WAS OKAY TO GOOD.

 WE ALL HANG OUT AND TALK WHILE PLAYING WITH THE PUP. THIS DOG IS REALLY TURNING OUT TO BE A GOOD ONE. SHE IS PLAYFUL , GOOD NATURED , AND ENTERTAINING. SHE HAD TO MAKE THE KIDS LAUGH 20 TIMES. AT ONE POINT MY ELDEST WAS LAUGHING SO HARD I ASKED HER IF SHE WAS OKAY.

 LEFTOVERS FOR DINNER AND WE CHILL WITH CONVERSATION AND MUSIC.

 WE WATCH CARPOOL KARAOKE. AGAIN , I RECOMMEND IT. WE WATCHED ADELE , MADONNA ( A LITTLE PRE-MADONNA-ISH BUT OVERALL COOL ) , PAUL MCCARTNEY ( HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS EPISODE. IT IS EXCELLENT ) , THE JONAS BROTHERS , AND MARIAH CAREY ( SHE WAS THE WORST SO FAR AS I EXPECTED ).

 KIDS AND WHEELS " FORCE " ME TO WATCH THE MASKED DANCER AND NAME THAT TUNE. OF COURSE I GOT INTO IT.

 OFF TO BED AROUND 11PMISH. I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF AT 3:15AM. A CALL AND HANG UP FOLLOWED BY A QUICK TEXT OF " SORRY , THE NETWORK IS KINDA BAD HERE ( SAD EMOJI ) I CAN'T HEAR CLEARLY " YESTERDAY I GOT A TEXT FROM THIS SAME CALIFORNIA NUMBER SAYING " HELLO GOOD AFTERNOON. " MAN THESE DAMN BOTS SUCK ASS. I BLOCKED THE NUMBER.

 THURSDAY       1 - 14 - 21

 WELP....BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.

 STARTED MORNING WATCHING HIGH STAKES POKER FROM YEARS AGO. THIS SHOW HAD FANTASTIC PLAYERS WITH REALLY COOL PERSONALITIES.  GABE KAPLAN WAS VERY ENTERTAINING AS A HOST AND EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME. AFTER 10 YEARS THEY ARE BRINGING BACK THIS POKER TV SERIES.

 I ALSO WATCHED ( AGAIN ) FAN REACTIONS WHEN ARYA STARK OF GAME OF THRONES KILLS THE NIGHT KING. JESUS.....BEST SCENE EVER. THE PEOPLE REACTING IS HILARIOUS.

 BEAUTIFUL DAY SO I DECIDE TO TAKE DOWN OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. MY YOUNGEST HELPED WHICH WAS SUPER NICE. THE PUP JOINED US AND SEVERAL NEIGHBORS PETTED HER AND SAID HELLO.

 MOVED MY VAN WITH TOOLS IN IT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY. I SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES FIXING OUR STREET WOOD BOARDERS. IT IS THE 3RD TIME A VEHICLE HAS HIT THEM AND DESTROYED PART OF THE BOARDER. I AM SEMI-SATISFIED FIXING THE WOOD EDGES. I HAVE MACGYVERED IT SO MANY TIMES.

 CHILL FOR A LITTLE BIT AND WATCH THE FINALE OF LETTERKENNY. IT WAS GOOD.

 SHOT POOL IN THE BASEMENT WITH YOUNGEST AND WHEELS. I ALSO RE-LAYED SOME CARPET TILES.

 A NICE DINNER BY WHEELS AND WE HANG OUT. AFTERWARDS WE WATCHED CARPOOL KARAOKE. AGAIN.....VERY GOOD. SOME GUESTS WE WATCHED WAS BRITNEY SPEARS , RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ( VERY GOOD ) , GWEN STEFANI WITH SURPRISE GUESTS GEORGE CLOONEY AND JULIA ROBERTS , AND ROD STEWART.

 GOOD QUESTION TO RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - WHAT WAS A MOST MEMORABLE EVENT AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS ?

 LEAD GUITAR PLAYER REPLIES , " WE WERE PERFORMING AT A FESTIVAL IN HOLLAND. I SAW TWO GUYS IN THE AUDIENCE FIGHTING EACH OTHER WITH THEIR PROSTATIC LEGS. ONE LEG HAD A SHOE ON IT AND THE OTHER DIDN'T. "

 WATCH THE 76ERS WIN AGAIN. THEY PLAYED SOLID.

 FOUND OUT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE DUES WERE RAISED BY 45%.....OUCH.

 WE STARTED SEASON 2 OF FARGO. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD WITH MANY FAMILIAR ACTORS IN THIS SEASON. THIS SHOW HAS WON A TON OF AWARDS.

  I WIND DOWN IN MY ROOM TO CHECK EMAILS , MESSAGES , AND MORE. I DECIDE TO PLAY IN A $500,000 9 PLAYER TOURNAMENT AND I WON IT. DAMN SHAME IT IS NOT REAL MONEY.

 MY ONLY 3 BIG TOURNEYS PLAYING ONLINE POKER : ONE -  2.5 MILLION TOURNEY I COME IN LAST , TWO - 2ND 2.5 MILLION TOURNEY AND COME  IN 2ND AND " CASH ". THE TOP 3 CASH. I WAS A BIG CHIP LEADER AND GOT HORRIBLE SUCK OUTS....SHOULD OF WON , AND THREE - 500K TONIGHT AND WON.  SO , AFTER 3 TOURNEYS I AM UP 8.25 MILLION DOLLARS. DAMN THAT BE NICE IF IT WAS REAL.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT REALLY GOOD UNTIL 1AM....THAN A SERIOUS PROBLEM. I WILL NOT WRITE ANYMORE.

  FRIDAY       1 - 15 - 21

 LIFE IS SHORT AS THEY SAY......BECAUSE IN ONE SECOND IT COULD ALL CHANGE. ( LAST STORY )

 FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE STRIKES AGAIN.  A GUY WAS GIVING AWAY AROUND 50 LIGHT BULBS. I HAVE PLENTY OF BULBS BUT THERE WERE SOME I LIKE TO HAVE........THE MULTI COLORED ONES FOR OUR STAGE.

 FOR A 2ND TIME THE NAIL WILL BE SHOWN TO A PERSPECTIVE BUYER WHO LIKE TO MAKE A BRANDY DISTILLERY.

 I GO IN MY GARAGE AND SET UP A LARGE TABLE , A TARP ON TOP , AND THAN MY POWER MITER ON TOP OF THAT. I DECIDED TO CHOP UP OLD WOOD TRIM THAT HAS BEEN IN MY GARAGE FOR YEARS. I FILLED A LARGE PLASTIC KEG BIN.

 WHEELS AND I HAD A TALK WITH OUR ELDEST. IT WENT WAY BETTER THAN I THOUGHT.

 MAKE BREAKFAST FOR THE KIDS. WALK PUPPY AND FEED HER TOO.

 ALL OF US TAKE A RIDE TO THE BANK TO SIGN A WILL AND POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENTS.  WHEELS AND I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS FOR YEARS.  WE STARTED THE BALL LAST YEAR BY DRAWING UP A WILL AND HAVING IT SIGNED BY OUR ATTORNEY. NOW WE NEEDED IT NOTARIZED. WE MET A REALLY ADORABLE GIRL AT BRYN MAWR BANK TODAY. THE BANKER WAS VERY COOL AND CUTE. SHE TOLD US A STORY THAT HER PARENTS PUT THEIR CATS IN THEIR WILL. I REPLY , " SO , ON YOUR PARENTS WILL WITH YOUR NAME ON IT IS THERE 2 CAT PAW PRINTS ABOVE YOUR NAME ? " SHE BELLY LAUGHS HARD AND LEANS HER HEAD ALL THE WAY TO HER DESK.

 FREE $25 GIFT CARDS TO PRIMO HOAGIES AND A $30 GIFT CARD TO A HUMMUS RESTAURANT IN ARDMORE. I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY THIS PLACE. IT WAS GOOD. ALL OF US HAD A NICE DINNER WITH MUSIC. THE PUP HAD TO GO IN THE GRATE.........TOO MUCH BEGGING. THIS WILL PROBABLY BE A REGULAR THING.

 OUR YOUNGEST FINDS WHEELS HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. IT WAS ENTERTAINING SEEING WHEELS AND FRIENDS IN THE EARLY 80'S. OUR KID ALSO FOUND A NEW BOOK ON CARD GAMES.

 WE DECIDE TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE CARD GAME " HEARTS ". IT IS ACTUALLY A COOL GAME AND WE ARE HOOKED. WE PLAYED FOR ALMOST 2 HOURS AND LISTENED TO SPOTIFY MUSIC ON A BLUE TOOTH SPEAKER. AGAIN , WE ALL PICKED SONGS. I REALLY ENJOYED IT.

 FLYERS WIN OVER THE PENGUINS AGAIN.......NICE.

 WE MAKE DRINKS AND SETTLE IN FOR SOME TV. WE WATCH CARPOOL KARAOKE. AGAIN , IT IS VERY FUN AND ENTERTAINING. THE GUESTS WE WATCHED WERE JUSTIN BIEBER ( TOTAL DICKHEAD ) , SAM SMITH ( AND FIFTH HARMONY. IN MY TOP 5 OF FAVORITES. HE SEEMS SUPER COOL ) , DEMI LOVATO ( VERY COOL ) AND NICK JONAS (  KINDA A DICK ) , JENNIFER HUDSON ( LITTLE WEIRD ) , IGGY AZALEA ( PIECE OF ASS ) , SIA ( MORE POPULAR SONGS THAN I THOUGHT ) , ONE DIRECTION ( GOOD ) , USHER ( VERY GOOD AND SEEMS SUPER COOL ) , CHRISTINA AGULIERA ,  FOO FIGHTERS ( IN MY TOP 5 ) AND KANYE WEST ( VERY COOL CHURCH PARTICIPATION SINGING ON AN AIRPLANE BUT THAN TURNED WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY TOO RELIGIOUS......WAY ) . AGAIN ,THE EPSIODES ARE ONLY 9 - 19 MINUTES AND VERY FUN.

 GOOD FUN MUSIC JUST MAKES AND CHANGES A PERSON'S WHOLE DEMEANOR.

 END THE NIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT BECAUSE I HAD AN ICED COFFEE MY KIDS WERE MAKING. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. MAYBE BETTER WITH KAHLUA OR BAILEY'S.

 I END THIS THREAD ON A SAD BUT HOPEFUL NOTE. TOMMY " SCARS " OF THE BAND SCARS LIKE THESE COLLAPSED AT HIS HOME YESTERDAY. PARAMEDICS APPLIED MANY ATTEMPTS TO START HIS HEART BACK UP AND DID. HE IS IN I.C.U. AT BRYN MAWR HOSPITAL. HE JUST PLAYED HERE LAST WEEK AND I WAS AT HIS HOUSE 4 DAYS AGO. HE AND HIS BAND ARE HUGE SUPPORTERS OF THE NAIL.  HE IS A VERY GOOD PERSON.

  I SAID TO GOD NOT 2 MINUTES AGO , " I'M OKAY IF YOU TAKE MY LIFE INSTEAD OF HIS. "

  SATURDAY     1 - 16 - 21

 GOOD KARMA - WHEELS MAKES 4 DINNERS FOR FRIENDS WHO HAVE COVID. ALL OF US DELIVERED THE DINNERS TO THEIR STOOP OUTSIDE..........EVEN THE PUP WENT.

 LOOKING NOW FOR  A STAIR LIFT FOR OUR PARENTS. FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE HERE I COME.

 BOOKED SOME BANDS AND SOME CONDO & MT HOUSE RENTERS. I WAS GETTING CONCERNED BECAUSE OF THE COVID THING. TO BE SAFE WE ARE ASKING ALL RENTERS TO BRING ALL BEDDING AND PILLOWS. OUR CLEANER DISINFECTS ANYTHING HANDS TOUCH  LIKE LIGHT SWITCHES , TOILET HANDLES , DOOR KNOBS , FRIDGE HANDLES , TV REMOTES ,  ETC.  THAN WE ASK THE RENTERS TO DO THE SAME BEFORE ENTERING.........WE DO THIS TOO.

 WATCH SOME FOOTBALL , PLAYED INTERNET GAMES , AND CLEANED UP THE BASEMENT.

 WE PLAYED " HEARTS " CARD GAME AGAIN. IT IS ACTUALLY A PRETTY FUN GAME. THE LAST GAME MADE IT INTERESTING. THE RULE WAS WHEN FAMILY ARRIVES AS SOON THE DOOR KNOB TURNS THE GAME ENDS. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

 FAMILY HANGS OUT. WE LOOK AT PICTURE BOOK ALBUMS FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR. IT WAS FUN TO SEE HOW IN SHAPE I WAS 40+ YEARS AGO. WE LAUGHED AS WE LOOKED THROUGH ALBUM BOOKS AND HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOKS.

 TO THE BASEMENT FOR A 7 PERSON GAME OF " KILLER ". WE PLAYED 2 GAMES AND IT WAS FUN ALONG WITH WATCHING NFL FOOTBALL AND LISTENING TO MUSIC.

 UPSTAIRS AND WE WATCH CARPOOL KARAOKE TO 1AM. EVEN WATCHED PAUL MCCARTNEY A 2ND TIME. YEP....STARTING THE NIGHT WITH ICED COFFEE MIGHT BE MY NEW GO TOO.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT.

 ON A SAD NOTE OUR FRIEND TOMMY SCARS TOOK A BAD TURN AT THE HOSPITAL. HE WAS JUST AT THE NAIL LAST WEEK AND I WAS AT HIS HOUSE THIS PAST WEEK. I JUST SHAKE MY HEAD ON HOW LIFE CAN TURN IN AN INSTANT.

  SUNDAY     1 - 17 - 21

 A BUSY FUN DAY THAT ENDS IN DRAMA OF COURSE.

 FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE STRIKES AGAIN. HERE IS ALL THE OCCURRENCES :

 - TRYING TO FIND A FREE FOLDING TABLE IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. LAST WEEK I FOUND A FREE WOOD TABLE WHICH WOULD DEFINITELY WORK FOR WHAT I WANTED. IT INVOLVED REMOVING THE LEGS WITH A SCREW GUN AND REINSTALLING THEM WHENEVER WE NEEDED IT. THIS IS NO BIG DEAL BUT A FOLDING TABLE WOULD BE NICER.

 - TODAY I FOUND A GUY WHO GAVE ME 2 FOUR FOOT FOLDING TABLES. THEY ARE PERFECT. HE WANTED $10 BUT ENDED UP FREE BECAUSE I SAID I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO WANTED TO USE THE TABLES FOR HER ART PROJECTS. MY YOUNGEST SAID THAT IS KINDA FIB. SHE DROVE WITH ME. I TOLD HER MY STORY IS ABOUT 95% TRUE. " SHE SAID , " MORE LIKE 95% MISLEADING. " WE AGREED TO DISAGREE.........AND GIGGLED.  SHE DROVE WITH ME TO THE NAIL AND TO GET GAS.

 - INQUIRE ABOUT SPLIT FIREWOOD. THE POST WAS 19 MINUTES OLD. I MESSAGED THE LADY IN 7 MINUTES TWICE. SHE RESPONDED " SOLD AND GONE "......DAMN IT.

 - INQUIRED ABOUT A STAIR LIFT FOR OUR DAD. A 2K PRODUCT AND THEY WERE ASKING 1K. THE LADY AGREED TO $350 AND IF WE UN-INSTALL IT. THIS IS GOOD BUT THE LADY IS HORRIBLE AT RESPONDING TO MY FACEBOOK MESSAGES. EACH MESSAGE TOOK OVER 10 HOURS TO RESPOND TOO.

 - FOUND 2 MORE PEOPLE GIVING AWAY FREE FIREWOOD WHICH IS TOUGH TO DO. FIRST GUY SAID MORE LOGS WILL BE SPLIT WITH A LOG SPLITTER TOMORROW MORNING. A 2ND GUY SAID COME NOW IF YOU LIKE BUT THEY ARE NOT SPLIT.

 - I DID NOT WANT TO WAIT SO MY ELDEST AND I DROVE TO PICK UP FIRE WOOD NOW. WE TOOK A RIDE AND PICKED UP 10 SMALL TREE STUMP LOGS. WHEN WE GOT HOME I USED A CIRCULAR SAW , SAWZ SALL , POWER MITRE , IRON WEDGE , AND A SLEDGE HAMMER TO MAKE 6 PIECES OUT OF EACH LOG. I DID A TOTAL OF 6 LOGS GETTING ABOUT 36 PIECES. FOUR BIG LOGS WERE LEFT OVER FOR OUR FIRE PIT.

 - ASKED A FAMILY MEMBER IF HE OR A FRIEND HAD A LOG SPLITTER. HE SAID HE GET BACK TO ME.....3 HOURS LATER HE REPLIED HIS FRIEND'S LOG SPLITTER WAS BROKEN. I DID NOT TELL HIM I SPLIT THE LOGS BY HAND IN ABOUT 1 HOUR OR SO.

 2 BANDS PERFORM LIVE STREAMS. WE ARE INCHING OUR WAY CLOSER TO OUR GOAL. TO SHARE OR DONATE USE THESE LINKS --- GOFUNDME HTTPS://GOFUND/C212659D ( OR FIND US ON FACEBOOK EASILY ) OR USE VENMO AT --- SAVETHENAIL2021.

 MORE TEE SHIRTS ARE BEING MADE. THE DELCO TEE COMPANY SAYS THEY ARE OVERWHELMED WHICH IS NICE. MY BROTHER--IN-LAW ORDERED 6 SHIRTS WHICH IS PRETTY COOL. THEY ARE $20 AND CAN BE MAILED FOR A SMALL FEE OR PICKED UP AT THE NAIL FOR FREE. THE LINK TO ORDER IS --- HTTPS://DELCOTEES/PRODUCT/SAVE-THE-NAIL/... 

 I CLEAN UP MY TOOLS AND GARAGE AND HEAD IN FOR DINNER.

 I FOUND OUT AND SAW A COMMERCIAL VIDEO OUR FRIEND HOLLYWOOD MADE ABOUT SELLING THE " SAVE THE NAIL " TEE SHIRTS. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY....KINDA W.W.E. STYLE.

 WATCH A LITTLE NFL FOOTBALL AND PLAYOFFS.

  ALL OF US PLAY CARDS AGAIN. IT WAS FUN LISTENING TO OUR CHOICE MUSIC , CONVERSATION WITH OUR KIDS ,  ALONG WITH PLAYING HEARTS , OLD MAID ( VERY FUNNY AND ANXIOUSNESS ) , AND A NEW GAME THTA WAS KINDA COOL.

 WHEELS DURING CARD PLAY. SHE POINTS TO ALL OF US AND SAYS , " I DON'T TRUST ANY OF YOU. " JOKES WERE MADE ALL NIGHT AND WE LAUGHED ALLOT. I REALLY ENJOYED IT UNTIL WHEELS WAS FEELING PRETTY GOOD AND CALLED ME AN ASSHOLE. WHEN I WAS DEALER I FLING THE CARDS FRISBEE STYLE TO WHEELS WHILE SHE DID NOT MOVE A MUSCLE. THE KIDS LAUGHED AND SHE CALLED ME A DIRTY NAME.

 I FOUND OUT DRINKING ICED COFFEE MAKES ME STAY UP PAST MIDNIGHT. TONIGHT I LASTED UNTIL 1:15AM.

 WATCH TV FOR JUST A LITTLE BIT. I BELIEVE RIDICULOUSNESS IS ON 24/7.

  MY KIDS TELL ME SOME OLD BAD FRIENDS ARE MAD AT MY ELDEST. THIS IS A CIRCLE I WANT HER OUT OF. TOO MUCH DRAMA.  I WELCOMED THE FRIENDS TO COME TO OUR HOUSE TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE.......NOW AT 1:15AM.

 OFF TO BED AND AWOKEN BY MY KID. SHE HEARD A LOUD THUMP AT 4:45AM. WE INVESTIGATE AND IT WAS OUR ELDEST OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO CATCHING A 'MOKE.

 MONDAY    1 - 18 - 21

 DID SOME LEGWORK THIS MORNING ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. I FOUND 2 STAIR LIFTS FOR OUR PARENTS. ONE COULD BE FREE AND THE ANOTHER $350. I GOT ALL THE BALLS ROLLING AND FIND OUT.....MY PARENTS VEHEMENTLY DO NOT WANT ONE. MY DAD FALLING 3 DAYS AGO STARTED THIS SEARCH. I THOUGHT , WELL , IF THEY DON'T WANT IT MAYBE I'LL TAKE IT. I MEAN I AM NOT GETTING ANY SKINNIER TO UP AND DOWN STAIR CASES. PLUS , I THINK IT BE FUN HAVING A BEER GOING UP OR HAVING WHEELS SIT ON MY LAP ON THE WAY DOWN.

 EARLY MORNING I WALK THE PUP OUT IN THE BACK YARD. MANY TIMES IN JUST MY SPORTS SHORTS AND A WINTER JACKET. SOMETIMES I EVEN JOIN THE PUP FOR A MORNING PEE. ANYWAY , I PICK UP A SICKLE- LIKE AXE AND DECIDE TO RE-CHOP THE SPLIT LOGS AGAIN. IT SCARES THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE PUP WITH THE LOUD THWACKING SOUND OF ME HITTING THE WOOD. I SPEND ABOUT 30 MINUTES IN SHORTS AT 30 DEGREES AT 6:45AM RE-CHOPPING WOOD. NOW , THE LOGS ARE SPLIT TWICE SOMETIMES 3 TIMES. THEY ARE PERFECT FOR BURNING NOW.

 YOU KNOW WHAT IS TOUGH ?......MAKING SOMEONE BELLY LAUGH FOR 60 SECONDS STRAIGHT AT 7 IN THE MORNING. I DID THIS WITH MY BROTHER.

 I CLEAN OUT THE VAN AND BEGIN TOTALLY PACKING IT. THIS TIME MY KIDS HELP ME LOAD A PLASTIC KEG BIN OF KINDLING AND ABOUT 60 LOGS. MY YOUNGEST SAYS , " I LIKE THE SMELL OF FRESH CUT WOOD. " I CONTINUE TO PUZZLE PACK THE VAN.

 WE PAY A DEBT OWED BY OUR ELDEST. THIS IS THE 2ND DEBT WE " FRONTED " FOR THE KID.

 ALL OF US AND THE PUP HEAD NORTH. WE STOP AT OUR FAVORITE PIZZA PLACE JIREH'S FOR A LATE LUNCH.

 AT THE HOUSE WHEELS DISINFECTS WHILE I PULL THE VAN TO THE FRONT DECK STEPS. THE KIDS HELP UNLOAD AND THEY STACK THE WOOD INSIDE PERFEXCTLY. I AM GOING TO BURN LIKE THE BEJEUS THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. 

 WE SETTLE IN AND HAVE LUNCH. FOR THE 1000TH TIME I SAY , " I F'N LOVE BEING HERE. "

 MY KIDS AND I WATCH SEASON 2 AND 3 EPISODES OF DISENCHANTMENT. IT IS PRETTY GOOD. WHEN YOU START TO CARE ABOUT A CARTOON CHARACTER'S FEELINGS...........THAT IS DAMN GOOD WRITING.

 TOM BRADY TALKS WITH DREW BREES AND FAMILY AFTER PLAY-OFF GAME. THE INTERNET WENT VIRAL ON THIS SHORT VIDEO. BRADY EVEN THROWS A PERFECT PLAY TOUCHDOWN TO HIS KID. HOW HEART WARMING TO SEE THIS. OH.......IF BRADY LOST THE GAME THERE WOULD BE NO F'N WAY HE DO THIS.......JUST LIKE WITH EAGLES & NICK FOLES AFTER OUR SUPERBOWL WIN.

 FLYERS GET SMOKED AND 76ERS LOSE A CLOSE ONE 2 NIGHTS AGO. BOTH TEAMS BLOW.

  FOR DINNER......ICE CREAM. SINCE WE HAD A LATE LATE LUNCH WE DECIDE TO HEAD TO THE LOCAL GROCERY STORE FOR SOME FOOD SUPPLIES , THE LIQUOR STORE FOR BAILEYS AND WHITE WINE , AND THE LOCAL ICE CREAM SHOP. THE FUNNY THING WAS WE GOT THE PUP A " DOGGY TREAT SUNDAE ". MY KIDS LAUGHED AS THEY FED AND VIDEOED HER WHEN SHE ATE IT.  WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS ICE CREAM SHOP IN A TINY TOWN. THE GIRL IN SPANDEX WAS ADORABLE , THE INVENTORY IS COMPARABLE TO DAIRY QUEEN , AND THE PRICES ARE AT LEAST 70% CHEAPER THAN RITA'S WATER ICE. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY GETTING ICE CREAM IN 35 DEGREE WEATHER WHICH ACTUALLY IS PRETTY GOOD FOR HERE.

 BACK HOME WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF YOUR HONOR. BOTH ARE VERY GOOD.

 WE PLAY CARDS AND IT IS VERY FUN.  WE DECIDE WHOEVER GETS THE MOST WINS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS CHOOSES THE NEXT DINNER. WE LISTENED TO MUSIC AND I SAID , " YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT THIS ?......WE ARE ALL TOGETHER. THIS IS RARE. "

 WE ENJOY ICED COFFEE WITH BAILEYS SALTED CARAMEL LIQUORE. I HAVE BEEN DRINKING ONE OF THESE AND IT MAKES ME STAY UP TO MIDNIGHT OR MORE. I ALSO ENJOYED JAMESON & COKE ZERO TOO.

 MY LIFE IN A NUTSHELL --  WE ARE PLAYING CARDS AND THE GAME IS CALLED " HEARTS ". I HAVE A HUGE LEAD WITH JUST ONE DEALING HAND LEFT. I MEAN A HUGE LEAD. MY YOUNGEST IS THE CLOSEST AND 23 POINTS BEHIND ME. IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SCORE THAT MANY POINTS AND ME TO LOSE. YEP.....SHE TIED ME IN THE LAST HAND. I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE IT AND SAID , " WE HAVE PLAYED 200 HANDS AND THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. THAT IS THE STORY OF MY LIFE RIGHT THERE. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I HEARD ........SIR , I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE. "

 EXPLAINING TO WHEELS WHY SHE DOES NOT ADMIT " FEELING GOOD " THE NIGHT BEFORE AND CALLING ME AN ASSHOLE. THIS WAS PRETTY ENTERTAINING.

 ALLOWING MY YOUNGEST TO HAVE A WHITE CLAW. A 1,000 TIMES I ASK HER TO DRINK WITH ME. 999 TIMES I YELL NO AND YELL AT HER , " NOT UNTIL YOU'RE 21 !!! " TONIGHT SHE ASKED ME TO PINKY SWEAR THAT I ALLOW HER TO HAVE ONE WHITE CLAW. I PINKY SWEARED BUT WITH A CONTINGENT. OUR ELDEST HAD A GLASS OF ICE AND WAS ABOUT TO POUR A BLACK BERRY WHITE CLAW INTO IT. I SAY , " WHEN YOUR SISTER IS DONE POURING THAT WHITE CLAW INTO HER GLASS YOU CAN HAVE THE REST. OUR ELDEST BEGINS FILLING HER GLASS AND SHE IS JUST ABOUT TO HAND OVER THE CAN OF WHITE CLAW AND I SAY , " HOLD ON , LET THE FIZZINESS GO DOWN AND FILL YOUR GLASS ALL THE WAY UP " ( THIS WOULD MEAN LESS FOR OUR YOUNGEST ). EVERYONE LAUGHS AS SHE DOES THIS AND THAN GIVES THE 90% EMPTY CAN TO OUR YOUNGEST.

 WE PLAY CARDS AND LAUGH. OLD MAID IS PRETTY FUNNY AND STRESSFUL.

 WE END THE NIGHT WATCHING MORE CARPOOL KARAOKE. THE GUEST THAT WAS MOST ENTERTAINING WAS CELINE DION. SHE HAS OVER 10,000 SHOES SO THEY GAVE AWAY SOME TO PEOPLE JUST WALKING ON THE STREET. BUT THE FUNNIEST WAS WHEN THEY RE-ENACTED THE THE MOVIE TITANIC WITH THE YOUNG COUPLE STANDING AT THE BOW OF THE SHIP WITH THEIR ARMS SPREAD OUT. THEY DID THIS SCENE IN A BOAT CRUISING ALONG A WATER FRONTED LAS VEGAS HOTEL WITH GIGANTIC WATER SPRAYS. IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY AS THEY SUNG THE SONG TOO.

 OFF TO BED IN THE BOTTOM BED OF A BUNK BED. YES....I GAVE MY YOUNGEST THE MASTER BEDROOM AGAIN AND HELPED HER HOOK UP THE ROKU.

 I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BEING HERE.

  TUESDAY     1 - 19 - 21

  INCREDIBLY SAD NEWS THAT TOMMY SCARS OF THE BAND SCARS LIKE THESE HAS PASSED AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 46.  I AM ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED ON HIS PASSING. HE WAS 2ND IN PUSHING FOR OUR GOFUNDME PAGE AND FIRST TO HAVE HIS BAND STREAM AT THE NAIL. HE HELPED WITH SOUND , STREAMING , SHARING , AND EQUIPMENT. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW HE COULD PASS. I NOW DO NOT BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD TO THAT THIS HAPPEN. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN FAMILY , RELIGION , KARMA , OR ANYTHING SPIRITUAL. THIS SET THE TONE FOR THE ENTIRE DAY THAT ANYTHING I DO MEANS NOTHING IN LIFE.

 MY DAY...LIKE IT EVEN MATTERS.

 MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER HAS BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH A VERY POPULAR ARTIST. THIS ARTIST DONATED THE FINAL $4,000 TO MAKE US GO OVER OUR GOAL. THIS IS A HUGE DONATION AND AN OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY MY KID. A BIG THANK YOU FROM ME AND HER SISTER. THERE WAS NO CELEBRATING.

 I THANKED BOTH MY KIDS FOR STARTING THIS GFM PAGE. THEY REACHED THE GOAL NUMBER IN UNDER 6 WEEKS. APPARENTLY , 92% OF GFM PAGES NEVER REACH THEIR GOAL. ONLY 6% REACH THEIR GOAL IN UNDER 3 MONTHS. THESE ARE MONSTROUS NUMBERS THAT MY KIDS ACHIEVED. WE NEVER CELEBRATED AGAIN........ONLY SOME THANK YOU'S AND SOME HUGS. IT ACTUALLY FELT LIKE WE LOST THE NAIL WHEN WE REACHED THIS GOAL. THERE SHOULD OF BEEN A HUGE CELEBRATION BUT THERE WAS NOT.

 DID SOME PROJECTS TODAY WITH THE KIDS. GOT SOME SPACKLING AND PAINTING DONE ALONG WITH OTHER MINOR THINGS. MY YOUNGEST ON THE AWNING ROOF PAINTING OUR FAMILY NAME ON THE HOUSE PLAQUE AND LEAF BLOWING WAS APPRECIATED SINCE I COULD NOT FIT THROUGH THE WINDOW TO GET OUTSIDE.

 BLEW THROUGH 50 PIECES OF WOOD IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS. IT WAS TEDIOUS TO KEEP THE FIRE GOING BECAUSE I THINK THE WOOD WAS SITTING OUTDOORS FOR QUITE A WHILE IN THE RAIN AND SNOW. I AM SO GLAD I RE-CUT AND RE-SPLIT THE WOOD A 2ND AND 3RD TIME.

 A BEAUTIFUL SNOW ARRIVED LATE NIGHT AND INTO THE MORNING. I DON'T REALLY CARE SINCE I AM HEADING HOME TOMORROW NIGHT OR THURSDAY.

 WATCHED SOME TV , PLAYED SOME CARDS , AND HAVE DINNER. I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT ANY OF THEM.

 WELP , TIME TO GO BACK HOME AND TAKE THE REAL ESTATE SIGN DOWN FROM THE NAIL.

 THE PASSING OF TOMMY SCARS REALLY SHOWED ME HOW GOOD MANY PEOPLE ARE.  ON SOCIAL MEDIA ALMOST EVERY OTHER POST WAS DEDICATED TO HIM.

  I WAS ADDED IN A LARGE PRIVATE GROUP CHAT ON FACEBOOK. THIS GROUP INCLUDED BANDS , MUSICIANS , BAR OWNERS , FAMILY , FRIENDS , AND PROMOTERS. THE BAND WANTED TO DO A TRIBUTE SHOW TO TOMMY. ALMOST ALL BANDS AND MUSICIANS WANTED THE NAIL TO HOST THE SHOW. WHAT A HONOR I THOUGHT. NO OTHER CLUB OWNERS SAID ANYTHING SO I WAITED ALITTLE BIT AND REPLIED  , " I AM CRUSHED BY THE PASSING OF TOMMY.   I TRULY BELIEVE HE HELPED US REACH OUR GOFUNDME GOAL.  IF WE RE-OPEN THEN I WILL HOLD A SHOW AND FOOT THE BILL.....BANDS , BEER , AND BOOZE WITH ALL MONEY GOING TO HIS WIFE JEANETTE AND KIDS. "

 I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD , KARMA , OR SPIRITUALITY ANYMORE BUT I STILL BELIEVE IN DOING THE RIGHT THING.

   WEDNESDAY     1 - 20 - 21

  IT'S ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING.............

 WE REACHED OUR GOAL ON THE GOFUNDME PAGE MY KIDS STARTED. THIS IS GOOD NEWS. I CALLED THE REALTOR AND THE " FOR SALE " SIGN HAS BEEN REMOVED.

  BUT.....THE GOFUNDME PROJECT IS NOT OVER. SINCE THE PASSING OF TOMMY SCARS I MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE WIFE JEANETTE AND FAMILY.......FROM NOW ON , EVERY LIVE STREAM SHOW FOR THE NAIL WILL PROMOTE THE TOMMY SCARS GFM PAGE :

                                               https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-the-salvey-family
 

 IF AND WHEN WE RE-OPEN I WILL ALSO DO A FREE SHOW FOR THEIR FAMILY IN WHICH ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THEM.

  ANOTHER DAY :

 SEEING TRUMP LEAVE FOR THE FINAL TIME AND HIS FINAL SPEECH. OF COURSE , IT WAS ABOUT HIMSELF AND HIS 100 WORD VOCABULARY. IT'S AMAZING THAT IT FEELS LIKE A HUGE HATE BOULDER HAS BEEN LIFTED FROM THE SHOULDERS OF AMERICA. WHO KNOWS I COULD BE TOTALLY WRONG. I GUESS TIME WILL TELL.

 THAN.........HOW F'N REFRESHING WAS IT TO SEE A COMPASSIONATE WELL SPOKEN PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN SPEAK CLEARLY , WHOLLY , SANELY , WARMLY , AND NEVER MENTIONED A WORD ABOUT HIMSELF ? IT WAS SO DAMN NICE TO SEE.

 IT WAS GOOD TO SEE VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE THERE. TRUMP DID NOT MAKE THE INAUGURATION. THE LAST PRESIDENT NOT TO ATTEND THE NEXT PRESIDENT'S INAUGURATION WAS 175 YEARS AGO. I BELIEVE ANDREW JACKSON'S HORSE FELL AND BROKE ITS LEG AND HE COULD RIDE IT. TELL ME THIS DOES NOT SAY SOMETHING ABOUT TRUMP ?

 TRUMP AND HIS WIFE HAD THE LOWEST APPROVAL RATINGS AFTER ONE TERM THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN OUR HISTORY.

 ALSO , HOW ABOUT THE YOUNG AFRICAN FEMALE POET SPEECH ? IT WAS EXCELLENT. HER NAME IS AMANDA GORMAN AND HER POEM THE " HILL WE CLIMB " WAS DOWNRIGHT INSPIRATIONAL.

 LADY GAGA AND GARTH BROOK SINGING......EXCELLENT.

 DOES ANYONE SEE THE TOTAL 180 DEGREE DIFFERENCE IN THESE MAJOR APPEARANCES AND POLITICAL SPEECHES ?

 WE WATCHED THE INAUGURATION FOR ABOUT 6 HOURS TODAY. IT WAS LIKE A MAJOR FLOOD LIGHT WAS TURNED ON IN A SMALL DARK CRAWL SPACE. IT WAS BLINDING. A PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT UNITING INSTEAD OF HIMSELF AND HOW THE NEWS IS FAKE AND THE VOTING SYSTEM WAS RIGGED. AGAIN.........SO AWESOME TO SEE.

 A BEAUTIFUL SNOW FALL OF ABOUT 2 INCHES AGAIN. 

 2ND COATED & RE-PAINTED 2 ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATERS , SPACKLED & PAINTED A BEDROOM WALL , CHANGED A BULB , PUT A CLOSET BACK TOGETHER THAT ACCESSES THE ATTIC , VACUUMED & EMPTIED IT'S CANISTER , AND SOME OTHER LITTLE THINGS.

  CHECKED THE ATTIC AND FOUND OUT ANOTHER FLYING SQUIRREL WAS REMOVED FROM THIS PLANET. THE FUNNY THING IS I HAD MY YOUNGEST CLIMB THE LADDER FIRST TO PEEK UP THERE. SHE IS SKINNY AND CAN FIT RIGHT THROUGH NO PROBLEM. THE TRAP FLIPPED WHEN ACTIVATED AND WAS LITERALLY RIGHT AT THE OPENING OF THE ACCESS PANEL. MY KID QUICKLY NEEDED MY SERVICES. 

  ALL OF US SAT TOGETHER AND ORDERED NEW CELL PHONES FROM SPRINT / T-MOBILE. MY CELL BEINGTHE WORST. I CAN NOT DOWNLOAD PICTURES OR GROUP TEXTS PLUS MY SCREEN WAS CRACKED. THIS WAS IS PRETTY NEEDED AND WILL HELP WITH STREAMING SHOWS TOO. THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS OUR TOTAL BILL FOR 4 PHONES WITH UNLIMITED EVERYTHING WAS $155. THAT IS PRETTY DAMN GOOD. NOW , IT IS WELL OVER $220 PLUS ANOTHER $100 JUST TO ACTIVATE THE NEW PHONES. WE RECEIVE THEM IN 5 DAYS.

 I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW FAST I WENT THROUGH 50 PIECES OF SPLIT FIREWOOD AND A FULL BIG PLASTIC BIN OF KINDLING. HOW THE " F " DID THEY DO THIS CENTURIES AGO ? I MEAN I WAS LITERALLY FEEDING THE WOOD STOVE EVERY HOUR AND KEEPING AN EYE ON IT INBETWEEN.

 WHEN I THOUGHT THE FIRE WAS OUT I STOKE THE BEJESUS OUT OF IT. DON'T YOU KNOW IT FLAME BACK UP. I DID IT THREE TIMES. THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW QUICKLY FIRES CAN START ESPECIALLY IN THE FORREST.

 IT SEEMS CLEANING AND ORGANIZING IS NEVER DONE BUT IT IS SO DAMN ENJOYABLE BEING HERE.

 I ALSO ENJOY LETTING THE PUP OUTSIDE OFF-LEASH. SOMETIMES SHE WANDERS A LITTLE BIT BUT SHE IS ALWAYS WITHIN EYE-SIGHT. I GET A KICK OUT OF HER ENJOYING THE SMELLS AND SOUNDS OF THE WOODS.

 WE HAVE LEFTOVERS FOR LUNCH.

 HANG WITH THE KIDS AND WE CHILL FOR A BIT.

 OFF TO DINNER AT CHARLIE WEAVERS. AGAIN , WE HAD THE WHOLE ROOM TO OURSELVES. I FELT TOTALLY SAFE THERE AND WE WANTED TO SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR TIME OF MONETARILY NEED. PLUS , WE ALWAYS HAVE FUN WITH THE WAITRESS/OWNER.

 OF COURSE ....WHEN I WAS BOXING FOOD TO TAKE HOME I SPILLED SOME WINE ON MY YOUNGEST. I FELT SO BAD SO I LET HER ( KINDA FORCED HER ) TO GET A SPOONFUL OF WINE AND POUR IT ON MY BLUE JEANS. I WAITED FOR THE WAITRESS TO SEE THIS. SHE LAUGHED AND ROLLED HER EYES.

 BACK HOME THEY WATCH THE MASKED DANCER AND NAME THAT TUNE WHILE I GO UPSTAIRS AND WATCH THE 76ERS ( NICE COMEBACK WIN OVER CELTICS ) , THE CELEBRATION INAUGURATION ( LOTS OF BIG POPULAR SINGERS PERFORMED ) , AND HOGAN HEROES.

 LATER I CAME DOWN STAIRS AND WATCH SOME EPISODES OF NEW GIRL. THE STORY LINE WHERE THEY VISIT SUPER STAR PRINCE AND HIS HOUSE PARTY WAS PRETTY GOOD.

 OFF TO BED WELL AFTER MIDNIGHT. AGAIN , I HAVE A ICED COFFEE WITH BAILEY'S SALTED CARMEL. I JUST HAD ONE SMALL GLASS BUT IT HELPED ME STAY AWAKE PAST 9:30PM.

 TALKED TO MY 92 YEAR OLD DAD ABOUT INSTALLING A STAIR LIFT FOR HIM FOR FREE AFTER HE JUST FELL. HE DOESN'T WANT ONE. I JUST DON'T GET WHY NOT ?

  THURSDAY     1 - 21 - 21

 MUCH NICER WEATHER-WISE THAN I THOUGHT.

 I MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HELPING OUT TOMMY SCARS FAMILY WITH THEIR GFM PAGE. THE BROTHER , SISTER-IN-LAW , GOOD FRIEND , AND WIFE REACHED OUT THANKING THE NAIL FOR THE BIG SUPPORT. ALL BANDS STREAMING AT THE NAIL FROM NOW ON WILL HAVE LINKS TO THEIR GFM PAGE. IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS SINCE WE " SHARED " THIS NEWS THEIR GFM PAGE WENT FROM $1,000 TO $9,000.

 I LIKE TO START KEEPING A LIST OF THE INTERNET PEOPLE SCREAMING ON HOW BIDEN WILL SPIRAL THIS NATION DOWNWARDS IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS OR DIE...........AND THAN CONTACT THEM WHEN IT DOESN'T.

 MY ELDEST STARTS A NEW SHOW CALLED SHRILL. A COMEDIC SHOW THAT TAKES ON THE SUBJECT OF OBESITY AND BEING OVERWEIGHT IN AMERICA. HOW PEOPLE TREAT AND LOOK AT YOU. THE LEAD ACTRESS AIDY BRYANT ( FROM SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ) IS GOOD AND EVEN DOES SEX SCENES THAT HAVE TO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE AS AN ACTRESS. BUT , THAT IS THE WHOLE MEANING OF THIS SHOW. AN AMAZING FACT IS ALMOST 70% OF OUR COUNTRY IS EITHER OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE. OUR NATION COMPARED TO SOME OTHERS.....VIETNAM IS 2% AND JAPAN IS 4%. THAT IS EYE OPENING ABOUT OUR COUNTRY..........IT SCREAMS FAT AND LAZY OR RICH AND CONVENIENT.

 I DO SOME SMALL PROJECTS LIKE CHECK AND SECURE EVERY DECK SPINDLE ON THE MAIN DECK.  IT TOOK SOME TIME BUT I DID NOT MIND BECAUSE THE WEATHER WAS NICE.

 WE DECIDED IT IS NOT WORTH HAVING A DVD/VCR HERE. WE WOULD NEED A CONVERTER TO ADD THE MACHINE TO OUR ROKU TV. I REMOVED THE VCR AND ITS WIRES ALONG WITH CLEANING THE GLASS SHELVES. WE JUST FIGURED WITH CABLE TV AND STREAMING NO ONE WATCHES VHS TAPES OR DVD'S ANYMORE. IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE I WE HAVE AT LEAST A 100 MOVIES UP HERE THAT WILL GET TOSSED.

 A NEIGHBOR WALKING HIS DOG STOPPED TO SAY HELLO. MY ELDEST BROUGHT MAZE OUT TO SAY HELLO. HIS DOG IS 15 YEARS OLD AND REALLY WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH 1 YEAR OLD CRAZY MAZE.

 OUTSIDE NEAR OUR DECK I CLEAN UP 2 PILES OF ASHES WITH A TON OF CIGARETTE BUTTS IN THEM. I HAVE A LARGE TRASHCAN LABELED " ASH CAN " JUST F'N FEET FROM THE DECK AND RENTERS DON'T USE IT. MAN , THIS IS A PET PEEVE OF MINE.

 MAZE RUNS AROUND THE HOUSE AND STOPS. WHY ?.....SHE FOUND A PILE OF SPAGHETTI. YEP , A RENTER POURED LEFTOVER SPAGHETTI ON THE GROUND. THIS NOT GOOD BECAUSE IT ATTRACTS LOCAL ANIMALS AND OUR MAZE STUFFS HERSELF WITH IT.

 ELDEST AND I WALK AROUND THE LAKE AND THE CUL-DE-SAC. TWO PEOPLE WERE PLAYING ICE HOCKEY ON THE LAKE AND WE SEE OUR NEIGHBOR A 2ND TIME. THEY  WERE JUST LEAVING TO GET FAST FOOD AND EVEN OFFERED TO PICK US UP SOME. I THOUGHT IT WAS NICE. THEIR FACES WERE ENTERTAINING WHEN I SAID , " I'LL TAKE 3 BIG MACS FROM MCDONALDS , 3 WHOPPERS FROM BURGER KING , AND 2 ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES FROM ARBY'S. DO YOU MIND GOING TO ALL THREE ? "

 SEEING THE SUN SET WHILE WALKING AROUND THE LAKE.....PRETTY COOL.

 WE HAVE A LATE LUNCH OF LEFTOVERS.

 WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST HEAD HOME FOR A HAIR CUT.

 A LATE DINNER AROUND 7:30PM MY ELDEST AND I ORDER A HOAGIE SPECIAL FROM OUR FAVORITE PIZZA PLACE JIREH'S.........4 HOAGIES FOR $20. I WAS EXPECTING SMALL LITTLER HOAGIES WITH LESS MEAT. TO MY SURPRISE THEY WERE PACKED WITH LUNCH MEAT , LARGE , AND VERY GOOD.

 WE SETTLE IN WITH DRINKS AND WATCH AT LEAST 10 EPISODES OF SHRILL AND AN EPISODE OF CURSE WORD HISTORY.

 FLYERS BLOW 2 LEADS AND LOSE IN AN OVERTIME SHOOT-OUT. GEE....NEVER SAW THAT COMING. IT WAS FUN HAVING MY ELDEST WATCH AN OVERTIME HOCKEY GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME. I TOLD HER HOW WHEELS ENJOYS THEM....AND BY " ENJOY " I MEAN PANIC ATTACK.

 OFF TO BED AND THIS TIME I GOT THE MASTER BEDROOM. I SLEPT WORSE. THE PUP WAS VERY NICE SNUGGLING UP TO ME SEVERAL TIMES. WALKING HER AT 2:22AM.....NOT SO NICE.

 SUNDAY AT 4PM - - LIVE STREAM AT THE NAIL BY GENE & THE HURRICANES.

  FRIDAY        1 - 22 - 21

 WASN'T GOOD 15 YEARS AGO AND STILL ISN'T.

 WHEELS AND YOUNGEST RETURN TO THE WOODS. THE PUP WAS ELATED. I WAS NERVOUS WITH THEM DRIVING IN THE DARK AND SNOWING.

 UP AT 5:30AM AND AT 6:45AM I SEE 2 GUYS ICE FISHING. MAN , THAT IS DEDICATION.

 MY ELDEST AND I WATCHED 2 EPISODES OF WANDA VISION. MARVEL STARTS THIS SERIES IN BLACK & WHITE LIKE AN OLD DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. IT'S CAMPY AND SILLY BUT SOMETHING IS BREWING AND LITTLE WARNINGS TELL THIS TO THE AUDIENCE. SOME PEOPLE HATED THIS OUT OF THE BOX MARVEL SERIES. WE LIKED IT. THE 1ST 2 EPISODES ARE FREE ON DISNEY PLUS WITH YOUR ROKU.

 I AM TRYING TO FIX 2 BROKEN THINGS WITH SUPER GLUE. WE HAVE A BRAND NEW REFRIGERATOR WITH A DOOR SHELF AND VEGETABLE BIN SHELF BROKEN. I SUPER GLUED THEM TODAY ALONG WITH SECURING THEM WITH SCOTCH TAPE. I WILL LET DRY OVERNIGHT.

 WE FINISHED SEASON 2 OF SHRILL. OVERALL , IT WAS GOOD BUT IT'S STARTING TO GET REPETITIVE. THERE WILL BE A SEASON 3 BUT NOT A FOURTH.

 WE FOUND A SHITLOAD MORE OF SPAGHETTI. WELL TECHNICALLY OUR PUP DID. WE HAD TO FIGHT THE PUP OFF FROM GETTING IT WHILE OUR YOUNGEST FILLED A SMALL TRASHCAN OF IT.

 TRIED A RESTAURANT CALLED SITKO'S FARMHOUSE. CLOSE TO 20 YEARS AGO WHEELS AND I DINED THERE AND WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED. TONIGHT WE ORDERED OUT FOR PICK-UP AND AGAIN DISAPPOINTED. IT TOOK 6 PHONES CALLS FOR SOMEONE TO ANSWER. I THOUGHT THIS IS A GOOD THING THAT THEY ARE BUSY. THEY EVEN ANSWERED MY FACEBOOK MESSAGES QUICKLY. BUT.....BEING BUSY DOES NOT MEAN THE FOOD IS GOOD. WE ARRIVED AND THE ORDER WAS READY AND THE PARKING LOT HAD AT LEAST 20 VEHICLES IN IT. OKAY...MAYBE THE FOOD IS BETTER.

 IT WASN'T. THE NEXT MORNING I FB MESSAGED THE RESTAURANT AND ASKED THEM , " IS EACH MEAL PREPARED FOR ORDER OR BUFFET STYLE AND FILLED ? " WE WILL SEE WHAT THEY SAY. THE REASON I ASKED WAS EVERYTHING WAS BLAND , PLAIN , ORDINARY , DRIED , AND FLAVORLESS FROM THE MEATLOAF WHICH WAS OVERCOOKED , CHICKEN PARM OVER PASTA HAD BARELY ANY GRAVY , AND CRAB CAKES FILLED WITH EGG AND GREEN PEPPER ? MORE SLIGHT DISAPPOINTMENTS THAT ADDED UP.....A SALAD STORED UPSIDE DOWN AND SPILLED WHEN WE GOT IN THE CAR , A FOAM CONTAINER THAT HAD A HOLE BURNT RIGHT THROUGH IT , AND A $7.25 CHARGE FOR TAKE-OUT. I KNOW TIMES ARE TOUGH....BELIEVE ME .....BUT YOUR CHARGING CUSTOMERS FOR GETTING TAKE-OUT ? IS STYROFOAM THAT COSTLY ? THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THEIR PRICES.

 YOUNGEST HAS A ZOOM MEETING WITH 10 OF HER FRIENDS. ME , OUR ELDEST , AND THE PUP CRASH IT. OF COURSE I TOOK CONTROL AND PRETENDED I DID NOT KNOW ANYONE AND ASKED SILLY QUESTIONS. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE SOME OF HER FRIENDS I REALLY LIKE. I HAD THEM ALL LAUGHING AND GIGGLING. IT WAS PRETTY FUN. I ONLY INTERRUPTED THEM FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES BUT I AM GLAD I DID JUST TO SEE WHO MY YOUNGEST IS FRIENDS WITH.....WHICH COULD OF BEEN MY REAL INTENTION.

 WE HAVE A HEART TO HEART WITH OUR ELDEST. I THINK I GIVE IN WAY TOO EASILY. I GUESS TIME WILL TELL.

 MORE ICED COFFEE WITH BAILEYS. I STAYED UP TO 1AM AND WE PLAYED CARDS AND LISTENED TO MUSIC. IT WAS FUN.

 76ERS WIN OVER THE CELTICS AGAIN.....NICE.

 ANOTHER SMALL SNOW FALL AND EVERYTHING IS COVERED. IT IS DOWN RIGHT BEAUTIFUL HERE.

 OFF TO BED AND SLEPT DECENT UNTIL THE PUP GOT ME UP AT 5:45AM. YEP....I BASICALLY SLEPT FROM 1:30AM TO 5:30AM WITH ONE PEE INBETWEEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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